Renault escalates espionage probe to state investigators

first_img More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com whatsapp Tags: NULL A FRENCH state prosecutor is poised to launch an inquiry into industrial espionage at Renault after the carmaker filed a legal complaint alleging information was passed to a foreign power.France’s domestic intelligence service DCRI is expected to be handed the investigation by Monday, sources close to the matter told Reuters.Paris prosecutor Jean-Claude Marin said Renault lodged a complaint on counts of organised theft, aggravated breach of trust and passing intelligence to a foreign power, yesterday.The move, which sets the scene for a lengthy judicial process, follows the suspension last week of three executives suspected of leaking information about its high-profile electric vehicle programme.The carmaker said yesterday that it had discovered serious misconduct, detrimental to its “strategic, technological and intellectual assets”.Its complaint was against “persons unknown”, implying all those involved may not yet have been identified.Renault did not name the foreign power in its complaint, but did identify foreign private companies, Renault’s lawyer Jean Reinhart said.Renault Chief Operating Officer Patrick Pelata has said the carmaker had fallen victim to an organised international network but key electric vehicle technology is safe.The Paris prosecutor, who is linked to the state, can either open a preliminary investigation that he oversees, or a judicial inquiry that would be entrusted to an independent magistrate.France has dubbed the case “economic warfare” and is considering tightening up legislation to protect companies.The scandal has threatened to harm improving relations between France and China, after a government source said intelligence services were looking into a possible connection with China as part of initial checks before the official probe. Renault escalates espionage probe to state investigators Show Comments ▼ whatsappcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads alison.lock Share Friday 14 January 2011 1:47 pm last_img read more

African Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgAfrican Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about African Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileAfrican Champion Industries Limited is an investment holding company in Ghana with substantial assets in gold mining and forestry and a manufacturing operating producing toilet paper. Established in 1967, the company was formerly known as Super Paper Products Co Ltd. It is a market leader in Ghana and exports its toilet paper products to regions in West Africa. In 2009, African Champion Industries incorporated a value-creation strategy to purchase significant interests in assets which generate hard currency in West Africa, primarily investments in natural resources and property. Its sole asset is a royalty on Adamus Resources Telku Bokazo gold mine and a minority stake in Miro Forestry Developments Limited, a plantation forestry company with assets in Ghana and Sierra Leone. African Champion Industries Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Hundreds gather to be ‘Enthusiastically Episcopalian in South Carolina’

first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID By Holly BehrePosted May 6, 2014 Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN Comments are closed. Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing May 7, 2014 at 7:19 pm This is the joyous fulfilment of a long-awaited hope: that the authentic Episcopal identity and witness would be reaffirmed in South Carolina. When we began seven years ago to transform a ” house church” of just a handful of those in Beaufort who wanted to remain the faithful alternative to the secessionist movement into an organized congregation in continuing union with the national church, some felt we could never survive. The enthusiasm of little St. MARK’s in Port Royal never waned. God kept the promise alive. What a thrill that the reorganized Diocese is now a reality….and that St. Mark’s is there to lead the celebration. South Carolina Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Hopkinsville, KY Hundreds gather to be ‘Enthusiastically Episcopalian in South Carolina’ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME center_img Comments (2) Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY Robert R. Hansel says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 John M Stevenson says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA May 7, 2014 at 7:48 pm Refreshing and uplifting. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, presides at Holy Eucharist at the altar of Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church, Pawley’s Island, South Carolina, with clergy and acolytes from the Episcopal Church in South Carolina. Among the altar party is Bishop Provisional Charles G. vonRosenberg to Jefferts Schori’s right. Photo: Holly Behre/The Episcopal Church in South Carolina[The Episcopal Church in South Carolina] More than 300 people came up a road lined with Episcopal flags to worship, pray, give thanks and plan for the future of their diocese with each other and with help from leaders from across The Episcopal Church at the “Enthusiastically Episcopalian in South Carolina” Conference on May 3 at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church in Pawley’s Island, South Carolina.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, President of the House of Deputies Gay Clark Jennings and a team from the Diocese of Pittsburgh led by that diocese’s former Provisional Bishop Kenneth Price joined the gathering as keynote speakers and workshop leaders.The all-day educational conference was sponsored by The Episcopal Forum of South Carolina, a not-for-profit organization that supports The Episcopal Church in South Carolina, The Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion primarily through educational offerings.It was the presiding bishop’s first visit to South Carolina since January 2013, when she convened a special reorganizing convention after the former bishop of the diocese, Mark Lawrence, announced he was leaving The Episcopal Church. At that convention, local Episcopalians elected the Rt. Rev. Charles G. vonRosenberg as bishop provisional to lead The Episcopal Church in South Carolina.Jefferts Schori presided at the May 3 event’s opening Eucharist. As the procession began to gather, she visited with the lay ministers, choirs and clergy, seeking out the young acolyte team inside the church to share a few words before the service began. She also paused many times for people who wanted their photograph taken beside her.In his sermon, the Rev. William J. Keith, rector of Holy Cross Faith Memorial, spoke of the many volunteers who came together to organize the day. “You are legion – the good kind of legion!” he said. He spoke of the difference between volunteer recruiting today, where potential helpers are told “everything will be set up for you, all you have to do is show up,” and how Jesus appointed the seventy in Luke 10:1-9 – the Gospel reading for the day – to be sent like lambs in the midst of wolves with no purse, bag or sandals.For The Episcopal Church in South Carolina, “no sandals” might be the equivalent of starting a church with no prayer books or buildings, he said.“Jesus wasn’t asking for volunteers … Jesus is and will always be sending us out, not as volunteer. He appoints us,” Keith said. “But we are not unprepared. We have what we need.”‘The State of the Diocese’VonRosenberg was greeted and thanked with a long standing ovation from the people who were packed into the church. Later, as he delivered his keynote address, he noted that the identity of the diocese is one that embraces a wide variety of conditions, traditions, and theological beliefs. We are both progressive and conservative; we are both sad and feeling liberated, he said.“We are ‘both-and’ people rather than’ either-or’ people. We are Anglican Episcopalians, and we are enthusiastically so,” he said. “We have a wonderful opportunity to build a future. The foundation has been laid. Now, what do we want to build on it?”Rather than build on old models, he said, we must “build whatever the spirit of God leads us to build in our day.”The bishop spoke of ways in which the diocese can reclaim its identity. One way is by recalling its history, he said. At that point he concluded his address by introducing a surprise: Two actors presented a brief scene from an upcoming play based on the martyrdom of previous South Carolina Bishop William Alexander Guerry.In the last year, the diocese has brought renewed attention to the story of Guerry, who was gunned down in his office in Charleston in 1928 after taking a stand for racial justice. Actors Robin Burke and Bradley Keith played the parts of Guerry and the Rev. Albert Thomas in “Truth in Cold Blood,” a play by Tom Tisdale (who is the chancellor of the diocese) that is being performed at the historic Dock Street Theatre June 16-20.VonRosenberg’s full address is here.‘Connecting to the wider church’The presiding bishop spoke of how all connections are grounded in creation.“The care and stewardship of those connections and relationships are the basis of all justice. … Righteousness is about the proper care of those relationships,” she said. The ministry of Jesus “is toward that garden where all live in peace because justice prevails…. That green and growing garden is an image of Jesus’ work in restoring the whole creation.”She reviewed the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals that The Episcopal Church adopted to help guide ito s work talleviate worldwide poverty. While the goals were far from perfect, “they have been an enormous prod to the world and the church to do a better job of loving our neighbors in concrete ways,” she said.The presiding bishop said that the Anglican Communion has developed a broader framework for thinking about mission: the Five Marks of Mission.“God’s mission needs the gifts of the whole body working in constructive collaboration, because none of us can do it all, and none of us can do it in isolation,” she said. “Mission focuses on connecting and supporting the diverse parts of the Body of Christ.”Work centered on the Five Marks of Mission can only happen, she said, through networking, partnering and collaborating in the Anglican community.Jefferts Schori noted that The Episcopal Church has been formally called the “Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society” since the 1830s, and every Episcopalian is a member of it. She urged local churches to discover opportunities for mission by listening to the hungers and yearnings in their congregations: who has a passion for healing, for justice? What gifts are present in the people and relationships?“Where does injustice offend you? That is the Spirit speaking. Draw in companions and resources from beyond your congregation to respond. Even the basic work of building those relationships for missions is a reconciling move,” she said.“You have abundant gifts here, just look at this room. I know there is passion burning within you. Connect those gifts and that passion, and you will discover in your presence the reign of God. Mission is the fire of the church: Burn, my friends! Burn, and let your light shine!”‘Leadership in challenging times’The president of the House of Deputies said she reflected as she prepared her talk that “here in South Carolina, you all already know more than a few things about leadership in challenging times. You are persevering through legal, financial, logistical, spiritual and practical challenges, and your enthusiasm, grace and dignity in the face of it all inspires me and many other deputies and leaders around the church.”“I am grateful for your service and your commitment to our common life. You are the epitome of what it means to be enthusiastically Episcopalian,” she said.She quoted theologian Paul Tillich, in a work titled “On the Boundary,” to talk about the times the church is facing.“In so many ways, all of us who are leading today’s church, whether we are 18 or 80, are standing on a boundary line that marks the end of the old, institutional church and the beginning of what the church of the 21st century is becoming. It is our job to stand on that boundary and help others across. Some of us, like Moses, won’t get there ourselves. Others of us are becoming the leaders who will turn the hope into reality. But all of us are on the boundary together.”Jesus, Jennings said, on his way to Jerusalem was on the border between Samaria and Galilee.“Jesus was often on the border between the old and the new, between death and new life, between the old covenant and the new covenant, between the cultural norms of the time and an expansive understanding of who is worthy and has value,” she said.“Jesus teaches us that leadership is a choice you make rather than a position you occupy.”As a fan of David Letterman, Jennings offered a “Top Ten” list of traits of leaders in challenging times. Number One on her list: “You know, deep in your heart, that the unity we all want so very much is found in our common life grounded and centered in Jesus Christ.”Jennings’ full address is here.‘Lessons learned, lessons shared’Price, who was bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Southern Ohio when he was elected in 2009 as bishop provisional of the Diocese of Pittsburgh to lead that diocese through the aftermath of a time of schism when a majority of members left The Episcopal Church, told the gathering that in previous times, decisions had been made in isolation, and the reorganized diocese made a commitment to total transparency and collaborative decision making.They focused on telling their own stories positively, and refrained from disparaging those who had left the church. As time passed, he said, people began to return.“They had a weariness… they no longer wanted to hear the litany of how bad things were every Sunday,” said Price, who retired from his work in Pittsburgh in 2012. They wanted to hear the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”Over time, 10 churches that initially had left the church have come back; 55 percent of the congregations in the diocese are now part of The Episcopal Church, Price said. The diocese includes a wide spectrum of beliefs, traditions and practices, but shares an abhorrence of a narrow view, he said.“Always remember that you are in the Body of Christ, and in that you find your true identity,” Price said.In addition to Price, the members of the Pittsburgh team who led workshops on “Rebuilding While Rejoicing” and “Showing the Way While Staying the Course” were the Rev. Nancy Chalfant-Walker, rector of St. Stephen’s, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh; Russ Ayres, member of the Board of Trustees of the Diocese of Pittsburgh; the Rev. Kris McInnes, priest-in-charge of St. David’s, Peter’s Township; and Rich Creehan, diocesan communications director.— Holly Behre is director of communications for the Episcopal Church in South Carolina. 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On this Day: Nixon and Khrushchev have a “kitchen debate”

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply During the grand opening ceremony of the American National Exhibition in Moscow, Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev engage in a heated debate about capitalism and communism in the middle of a model kitchen set up for the fair. The so-called “kitchen debate” became one of the most famous episodes of the Cold War.In late 1958, the Soviet Union and the United States agreed to set up national exhibitions in each other’s nation as part of their new emphasis on cultural exchanges. The Soviet exhibition opened in New York City in June 1959; the U.S. exhibition opened in Sokolniki Park in Moscow in July. On July 24, before the Moscow exhibition was officially opened to the public, Vice President Nixon served as a host for a visit by Soviet leader Khrushchev. As Nixon led Khrushchev through the American exhibition, the Soviet leader’s famous temper began to flare. When Nixon demonstrated some new American color television sets, Khrushchev launched into an attack on the so-called “Captive Nations Resolution” passed by the U.S. Congress just days before. The resolution condemned the Soviet control of the “captive” peoples of Eastern Europe and asked all Americans to pray for their deliverance. After denouncing the resolution, Khrushchev then sneered at the U.S. technology on display, proclaiming that the Soviet Union would have the same sort of gadgets and appliances within a few years. Nixon, never one to shy away from a debate, goaded Khrushchev by stating that the Russian leader should “not be afraid of ideas. After all, you don’t know everything.” The Soviet leader snapped at Nixon, “You don’t know anything about communism–except fear of it.”With a small army of reporters and photographers following them, Nixon and Khrushchev continued their argument in the kitchen of a model home built in the exhibition. With their voices rising and fingers pointing, the two men went at each other. Nixon suggested that Khrushchev’s constant threats of using nuclear missiles could lead to war, and he chided the Soviet for constantly interrupting him while he was speaking. Taking these words as a threat, Khrushchev warned of “very bad consequences.” Perhaps feeling that the exchange had gone too far, the Soviet leader then noted that he simply wanted “peace with all other nations, especially America.” Nixon rather sheepishly stated that he had not “been a very good host.”The “kitchen debate” was front-page news in the United States the next day. For a few moments, in the confines of a “modern” kitchen, the diplomatic gloves had come off and America and the Soviet Union had verbally jousted over which system was superior–communism or capitalism. As with so many Cold War battles, however, there was no clear winner–except perhaps for the U.S. media, which had a field day with the dramatic encounter. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom center_img TAGSHistory ChannelKitchen DebateRichard Nixon Previous articleMan shot in South ApopkaNext articleAmusing Ourselves to Death Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR On this Day in History: July 24th, 1996From The History Channel Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Shunyi House / reMIX Studio

first_img Year:  ArchDaily CopyHouses•Beijing, China Projects 2014 Save this picture!© Xia Zhi+ 33 Share Area:  120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/783016/shunyi-house-remix-studio Clipboard Architects: reMIX studio Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” Shunyi House / reMIX Studio China CopyAbout this officereMIX studioOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBeijingCasasShunyireMIXChinaPublished on March 03, 2016Cite: “Shunyi House / reMIX Studio” 02 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore 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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/783016/shunyi-house-remix-studio Clipboard Shunyi House / reMIX StudioSave this projectSaveShunyi House / reMIX Studio Houses Photographs Photographs:  Xia ZhiGeneral Contractor:Beijing jujianglvjian construction ltdCurtain Wall Contractor:Beijing ruibo construction companyGarden Area:200 sqmDesign Team:Chen Chen, Federico Ruberto, Nicola Saladino, Liu Yifu, Aniruddha Mukherjee, Xue Yang, Xu KuanxinCity:BeijingCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Xia ZhiText description provided by the architects. The project is a renovation of a house of approximately 500 sqm originally divided in two floors and a basement, the extension of a villa of two screenwriter and their children located in Shunyi, Beijing. The initial client’s requirements were a volumetric expansion to accommodate new programs such as a double-height studio, a roof terrace, a kitchen garden, a projection room, and the transformation of the existing garden, needing to become an integral part of the building.Save this picture!© Xia ZhiThe intervention works as a unitary module internally composed of diverse levels of interconnection that operates as a montage, a juxtaposition and a progression of diverse spatial scales and characters.  The new volume is designed as a device of filtering environmental and programmatic factors, a spatial structure internally never secluding, never concluding but constantly modulating successive scalar sections through shadowy subtleties and diaphanous layerings. The space is rendered a unitary scene through the use of an intentionally reduced palette of materials. The material catalog is in fact condensed and composed just by a light metal structure, filtering aluminum louvers controlling shadows, transparencies and determining levels of privacy and finally a metal grid that works in combination with a resined white floor and a bamboo deck. Save this picture!© Xia ZhiThe seemingly uniform character of the intervention is in fact a narrative of continuously changing effects when explored and examined. From the garden to the top the gradual transformation of intensities -the modulation of lights, materials and colors- organizes a multiplicity of effect. Albeit reduced in type and fitting within an imposing diagrammatic organization the  series of spaces manage to transform in a passive but calculated repository of effects that exalts and receives the heterogeneous changing conditions of light and temperature throughout the day and the seasons. Save this picture!© Xia ZhiSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Xia ZhiThe occupants’ body is the living actor playing on a white stage of instantly mutating effects whilst the new volume with its newly defined connections become the bodily extension of the family-life, accommodating needs and forcing unexpected spatial relations to happen between the existing rooms and the new spaces. A series of mezzanines, balconies and roof terraces at various levels are linked by a continuous circulation, a bend of internal stairs and external ramps, interweaving in and around a glazed volume. The original structure, composed of two white boxes is then transformed into a dynamic system of interlaced and floating platforms that overlooking each other and opening in a sequence emphasizes the internal programmatic interdependencies. The existing roof decks that were originally idle due to poor accessibility are then activated becoming an integral part of the interior, a natural continuation at higher levels of the garden. The programmatic segregation of the house existing spaces is replaced by a more ambiguous spatial mix of activities with the new double-height volume hosting a varied activities such as reading, writing, debating, projecting to happen both autonomously and at unison on different levels. Save this picture!© Xia ZhiThe garden is also reconfigured to become an integrated part of the scheme, interacting with the new massing to create a coherent spatial experience. The planting strategy responds to the need of privacy typical of dense housing developments: bamboo, ivy and high herbals introduce semi-transparent screens that filter the views. At the same time the vegetation is organized into various layers that maximize the depth of the garden. The reflection pool on the east side of the new volume blends the architecture and its landscape through rich effects of reflection and refraction on the water. Diverse autochthonous plant-communities create a rich mix of natural textures, whilst requiring minimal maintenance.Save this picture!© Xia ZhiProject gallerySee allShow lessSalling Tower / Dorte Mandrup ArkitekterSelected ProjectsBackyard House / Joe Adsett ArchitectsSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

Off-Grid Guest House / Anacapa

first_imgSave this picture!© Erin Feinblatt+ 16Curated by Fernanda Castro Share 2017 Architects: Anacapa Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Erin Feinblatt Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899224/off-grid-guest-house-anacapa Clipboard Off-Grid Guest House / AnacapaSave this projectSaveOff-Grid Guest House / Anacapa Houses CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Santa Barbara, United States “COPY” Curtis Homes Dan Weber Manufacturers: FireOrb, Fleetwood, Lindsey Adelman, Ben Riddering, Jayson Home ArchDaily United States Photographs Year:  “COPY” Projects CopyAbout this officeAnacapaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsSanta BarbaraOn InstagramUnited StatesPublished on July 31, 2018Cite: “Off-Grid Guest House / Anacapa” 31 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Lead Architects: Builder: Collaboration:Steve Willson, Willson DesignInterior Design:Jessica HelgersonCity:Santa BarbaraCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Erin FeinblattRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. Located on one of the last remaining undeveloped coastal areas in California, this modern guest house resides on a wildlife preserve; exemplifying a successful balance of residential development and ecological preservation. Nestled into a steep hillside, the residence was designed with low visual and environmental impact on the surrounding landscape. Disguised by a low profile and green roof, the home itself invites sweeping (nearly 360 degree) views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding rolling hills, through a generous amount of sliding glass and expansive decks, which cantilever over the foundation’s steep rock face.Save this picture!© Erin FeinblattA high level of sensitivity to environmental impacts was exercised throughout all phases of design and construction. Anacapa and Willson Design employed green building practices, resulting in sustainable systems and material selection.Save this picture!PlanThe guest house, as well as the owner’s nearby main residence, are completely off-grid out of necessity, there is no electricity available in this remote area. The home is 100% powered by a photovoltaic energy system. LED lighting and low-usage appliances were selected to reduce energy demands and usage.Save this picture!© Erin FeinblattThe home has a private well and water treatment system; wastewater is directed to a septic tank and dry well. A combination of radiant floor heating, cross ventilation from the abundance of operable sliding glass, and an insulating green roof are used to regulate interior temperatures. A green roof helps the home blend into its landscape, while conserving water.Save this picture!© Erin FeinblattThe house is elemental, made of materials that integrate seamlessly with the landscape and that will weather and patina naturally over time. A simple material palette of steel, concrete and glass were selected, while rich walnut accents and custom fixtures and furnishings by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design add warmth and character to the space.The design includes a detached garage, which is also discretely built into the hillside.Save this picture!© Erin FeinblattProject gallerySee allShow less11 Kanye West Albums Reimagined as ArchitectureArchitecture NewsFull-Size Replica of Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye Sunk in Danish FjordArchitecture News Share Area:  800 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899224/off-grid-guest-house-anacapa Clipboard Off-Grid Guest House / Anacapalast_img read more

Cancer Research UK and Breakthrough Breast Cancer partner on Stand Up To Cancer

first_img Tagged with: Cancer Research UK Events “There is so much more to be done in order to stop breast cancer for good, but collaboration is key to getting us there. It is by bringing the best minds together, and working with a common goal, that we can truly reach the point where breast cancer, and all cancers, are stopped in their tracks.”March On Cancer™New to Stand Up To Cancer this year is March On Cancer™, a sponsored night-time walking experience. On Saturday 11th October at 7.30pm, thousands of people will come together as “a collective show of force against cancer” in 15 simultaneous nationwide events in city centres across the UK.Stand Up To Cancer TV advert 2014[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEQYu75eTls[/youtube] Cancer Research UK and Breakthrough Breast Cancer partner on Stand Up To Cancer Cancer Research UK and Breakthrough Breast Cancer are working as research partners for Stand Up To Cancer, the joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4.The two charities will combine funds for selected translational breast cancer research projects with the aim of bringing new breast cancer treatments to patients faster.Stand Up To Cancer is a fundraising initiative, but it is also designed to stimulate collaboration in the cancer research community.Claire Rowney, Director of UK Stand Up To Cancer at Cancer Research UK said:“We are thrilled to be able to announce this partnership between two major cancer charities. Our Stand Up To Cancer campaign is all about bringing the nation together to make a stand and encouraging collaborative working to help bring treatments to patients faster”.Chris Askew, Chief Executive at Breakthrough Breast Cancer, added: Advertisement [message_box title=”About Stand Up To Cancer” color=”blue”]Founded in the US in 2008, Stand Up To Cancer has harnessed the support of the entertainment industry to generate millions in pledges for cancer research.The telethon came to the UK on Channel 4 in 2012 to raise funds to accelerate innovative cancer research and get new treatments to patients more quickly. In 2012, Stand Up To Cancer’s fundraising total exceeded £8 million, funding 12 clinical trials across the UK and this year’s aim is to do even better.The 2014 campaign is encouraging people to join the frontline against cancer this autumn by fundraising, buying merchandise, joining March On Cancer™ and tuning in to the live TV show on Channel 4 on Friday 17th October.[/message_box] Howard Lake | 7 October 2014 | News  62 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

Lloyds Banking Group to help double schools fundraising for BBC Children in Need

first_img Howard Lake | 7 October 2014 | News Tagged with: BBC Children in Need corporate Lloyds Banking Group to help double schools fundraising for BBC Children in Need  97 total views,  1 views today  98 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis David Ramsden, Chief Executive of BBC Children in Need, said:“We are really excited about working with Lloyds Banking Group as a Principal Partner and developing the ‘by children for children’ model at the heart of our fundraising. We are sure that Lloyds’ experience of working with schools and communities will help us to change thousands more young lives across the UK.” Advertisement Lloyds Banking Group has become BBC Children in Need’s first Principal Partner in a three-year partnership through its Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland brands. At the same time it has also become the charity’s first and only Schools Partner.Lloyds Bank National Schools Fundraising Campaign(l-r) Matt Young, Group Corporate Affairs Director, Lloyds Banking Group; Alison Brittain, Group Director, Retail, Lloyds Banking Group; Pudsey Bear; David Ramsden, Chief Executive, BBC Children in Need; Sir Terry Wogan KBE, Life President.The Group has committed to help the charity support all UK schools and over five million children in their charity fundraising activities and key skills development. The aim is to double donations raised through schools each year by 2017.The Lloyds Bank National Schools Fundraising Campaign will be include the provision of fundraising resources for schools; education and skills development in Literacy, Citizenship as well as employability skills; awards and rewards for pupils; and volunteering support from staff a the Group. Children will be “instrumental in helping to develop the campaign” as it scales up during the course of the partnership.The campaign showcase is the ‘Best.Assembly.Ever.’ in which pupils will plan and run celebration and fundraising assemblies during the week of the BBC Children in Need Appeal, which takes place on Friday 14 November.[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lnqMTlpi_E[/youtube] 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

Massive mobilizations support Maduro after drone attack in Venezuela

first_imgWith massive demonstrations in Caracas and other cities on Aug. 6,   hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans showed their support for President Nicolás Maduro after the Aug. 4 attack on him by drones carrying explosives. The prosecutor’s office confirmed that it had established initial international connections with the six people arrested for the attempted assassination.“We came to support the president after the terrorist act he experienced,” said Francisca Harvey, 53, as she walked up to a stage displaying a huge screen that read, “Maduro stays.” The ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) called the mobilization, which was promoted through VTV, the state channel.The march started from the center of Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, and arrived at the Miraflores presidential palace. Hundreds of thousands of people participated. Maduro was scheduled to welcome the marchers, but his appearance was cancelled.From the stage, Diosdado Cabello, the president of the National Constituent Assembly, greeted the public: “The people are once again on the streets to reclaim their peace, to recover the tranquility of the country … to condemn violence in all its manifestations.”Cabello, who is also vice president of the PSUV, warned that an assassination would unleash a wave of violence in the country: “Do not think, gentlemen of the bourgeoisie, of the opposition parties, that you would govern for a moment. Venezuela would burst into flames.”Attorney General Tarek William Saab confirmed that two men had been arrested in the act of operating a second drone from a car; it crashed into a building. He did not identify them as he had promised to do on Aug. 5, nor did he refer to the other four people that the government announced it had captured. What he did disclose was that the initial international connections of the six arrestees had been established — and that the government had identified those who armed the explosive devices.Saab further emphasized that the time had come to end the conspiracies. He said that “the charges under which those responsible could be convicted would be treason, attempted murder based on the level it was prevented, attempted murder and grievous bodily harm, throwing of explosive devices at public gatherings, terrorism, criminal association and financing of terrorism.”Hours after the failed attack, Maduro pointed the finger at Colombian narco-President Juan Manuel Santos, claiming that he was behind the attack.  This accusation was rejected outright [by the government in] Bogotá, despite much evidence that — at the very least — incriminates the Colombian armed forces.The Venezuelan government issued a statement which reasserts its  accusations and points again to Colombia. It says, “History has shown that the Colombian oligarchy’s obsession with interfering in Venezuelan affairs knows no bounds.” The text also states that Caracas holds the government in Bogotá responsible for any new aggression or attempt to promote any provocation against Venezuela from its territory or from the border areas.Venezuela’s state television broadcast an image on Aug. 4 in which Maduro seemed disoriented after one of the drones exploded while he was giving a speech at the celebration of the 81st anniversary of the Bolivarian National Guard. With him were his spouse, Cilia Flores, and senior officials.After the first explosion, Maduro was evacuated by his escorts.  After a second explosion, the broadcast showed dozens of soldiers running to help members of the public. The attack resulted in the wounding of seven officers.This article appeared in lahaine.org on Aug. 7. Workers World staff translated it. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Mounting tension between ruling parties and journalists

first_img RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iraq Arbitrary arrest Karim, the editor of the weekly magazine Fshar, was arrested after participating in a news conference in the Palace Hotel in Sulaymaniyah on 18 September. Ironically, its purpose was to condemn all the violations against journalists and to defend freedom of opinion and expression in the autonomous Kurdistan Region. He was released at around 10 p.m. on 19 September after paying 250,000 dinars in bail.The police said he was arrested for failing to respond to a court summons. Karim denied this. The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), one of the two main parties in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), sued Fshar for 500 million dinars in damages on 22 August. Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the tension between Kurdistan’s ruling parties and security forces, on the one hand, and its journalists and news media, on the other. Magazine editor Hemn Karim’s detention for more than 24 hours during the weekend and a spate of libel actions are the latest examples of this fraught climate.Reporters Without Borders takes the opportunity to remind Kurdistan’s journalists of the importance of respecting professional ethics and of distinguishing between reporting the facts and defamatory allegations.Nonetheless, a wave of defamation suits seems to be eroding press freedom, especially as they often are being brought after the legally-permitted period has expired. Under Kurdistan’s press law, a legal action must be brought within 90 days but in most cases plaintiffs are not respecting the deadline and it is not being enforced by the courts. News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Receive email alerts The radical Islamist group Ansar Al-Islam has meanwhile denied any role in Sardasht Osman’s murder. The denial was issued in response to the communiqué released on 15 September by President Barzani’s commission of enquiry accusing Ansar Al-Islam of killing Osman.“Sardasht had no link with us and we are not linked to his murder,” the Ansar Al-Islam statement said. “All this is nothing but a lie (…) We have a duty to shed the blood of the enemies of God such as the American forces and their agents in the KDP and PUK. God will be grateful to us for this. But we did not kill Sardasht. When we kill someone, we proudly claim responsibility.” Ansar Al-Islam denies murdering Sardasht Osman News The KDP sued four other publications on 22 August as well: Lvin Magazine, Awene, Hawlati and Rega.Awene is being sued for 500 million dinars in damages over an article in issue 214 on 9 March headlined “Opposition parties say Erbil is no exception as regards electoral fraud” and a column by Aziz Rauf in the same issue headlined “President, you are complicating things,” which questioned whether Massoud Barzani should continue to be KRG president.The other three magazines are being sued over articles suggesting that the KDP or Barzani himself was involved in last May’s murder of journalist Sardasht Osman. Lvin Magazine is being sued for 500 million dinars for suggesting this in issues 126 and 127 (on 10 and 20 May). Hawlati is being sued in connection with articles in issue 611 (pages 1 to 5 and 16). Rega is being sued for 1 billion dinars over a story headlined “KDP regarded as Sardasht’s murderer” on pages 7-11 of issue 16 (published in May).Awene editor Shwan Muhammad and Hawlati editor Kamal Rauf appeared in court in Erbil on 19 September in connection with these lawsuits. The court rejected their request for their cases to be transferred from Erbil, the KRG capital, to Sulaymaniyah. They have decided to appeal against this ruling.The KDP also sued the weekly Rojname for 1 billion dollars in damages on 25 July over a report accusing the KDP and its main coalition partner, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), of involvement in smuggling petroleum products to the Islamic Republic of Iran. The KDP also demanded the weekly’s closure.When the trial opened on 8 August in Erbil, Rojname’s lawyers asked for the case to be heard in Sulaymaniyah instead of Erbil. The court was supposed to issue its ruling on this request on 23 August but has not yet done so.Reporters Without Borders points out that journalists are also forbidden to film inside the KRG parliament in Erbil. Spate of lawsuits center_img Osman’s brother, Hajar Osman, has resigned from his position as lieutenant in charge of checkpoints in the Erbil region in protest against the commission of enquiry’s allegations. IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en December 28, 2020 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan December 16, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information February 15, 2021 Find out more September 20, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mounting tension between ruling parties and journalists News to go further Organisation last_img read more