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Uchumi Supermarkets Limited ( 2010 Annual Report

first_imgUchumi Supermarkets Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Uchumi Supermarkets Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uchumi Supermarkets Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (  2010 annual report.Company ProfileUchumi Supermarkets Limited is a leading retail company in Kenya which sells food, non-food and textile products as well as general merchandise through a network of Uchumi retail outlets. The company also provides property management services. Products in its retail range include fresh fruit and vegetables, health bread and pastries and a wide variety of quality merchandise. Uchumi Supermarkets Limited has 20 stores located in the major towns and cities in Kenya, ranging from hyper branches to express convenience stores. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Uchumi Supermarkets Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Celebration and a call to love mark Presiding Bishop’s visit…

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA By Holly BehrePosted Apr 14, 2016 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID April 15, 2016 at 3:51 pm Thank you for starting this exploration and expression of faith in the Jesus movement with a time of worship at Mother Emanuel. That was the right place to start! David Benedict says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Comments (3) Rector Belleville, IL Celebration and a call to love mark Presiding Bishop’s visit to Charleston Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI April 14, 2016 at 9:18 pm …the whole ethos surrounding the Canterbury rock is so interesting…wondered if this was a first coming from England? Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY Presiding Bishop Michael Curry visited Grace Church Cathedral on Sunday, April 10, for a special service that included the dedication of a stone from Canterbury Cathedral. From left the Very Rev. Robert Willis, the Very Reverend J. Michael A. Wright, Curry and the Rt. Rev. Charles G. vonRosenberg. Photo: Carrie Graves/Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina[Episcopal Church in South Carolina] The Episcopal Church in South Carolina welcomed the Presiding Bishop Michael Curry with music, barbecue, a cathedral celebration and a day-long conference on evangelism and racial reconciliation during a three-day visit to Charleston April 8-10.The visit was a time to give thanks for the renewed life and energy of the diocese, and to hear Curry’s call to put that energy to use as part of the Jesus Movement, relying not on the strength of power, but the strength of love.“Episcopal Church in South Carolina, don’t you be ashamed  to be known as people of love,” he said in his keynote address on April 9. “Don’t you be ashamed to be people who are willing to welcome all of God’s children.  Don’t you be ashamed to let this be a house of prayer for all people.” (Video of the address)Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is greeted by members of historic Calvary Episcopal Church in Charleston at a neighborhood barbecue and block party on April 9 held to celebrate his three-day visit to The Episcopal Church in South Carolina. Photo: Holly Behre/The Episcopal Church in South CarolinaFive downtown churches hosted events for the visit, and capacity crowds showed up eager to meet the presiding bishop and celebrate the recovery and growth in the reorganized diocese in the eastern half of South Carolina, which endured a split in 2012-13.“Our Presiding Bishop certainly infused this diocese with enthusiasm and commitment on behalf of the Jesus Movement during his time here,” said the Rt. Rev. Charles G. vonRosenberg, bishop provisional of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina. “He encouraged us along the road we have traveled for over three years now, and he challenged us for the way ahead.”“For our churches and for our people, this was a time of revival and of faith-building, in the much-loved traditions of the Episcopal Church,” vonRosenberg said. “At the weekend’s end, Episcopalians in this part of the world were unified in gratitude for the many blessings we received, and in thanksgiving for our membership in the Episcopal Church and in the Anglican Communion.”A time to unite The presiding bishop’s first visit was an ecumenical Community Evening Prayer Service with the Rev. Betty Deas Clark, the senior pastor of Mother Emanuel AME Church. The nine people who were shot to death on June 17, 2015, at Mother Emanuel were remembered at the service, which took place at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, two blocks from Emanuel. Clark preached on “A Time to Unite.”Presiding Bishop Michael Curry visited Charleston April 8-10 and participated in a service of Community Evening Prayer with the Rev. Betty Deas Clark, senior pastor of Mother Emanuel AME Church. The ecumenical service, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal on Anson Street, gathered faith leaders from around Charleston as The Episcopal Church in South Carolina and Bishop Charles G. vonRosenberg (center) welcomed the presiding bishop. Photo: Bob Waters“The body of Christ is being called to come together like never before,” she said. Drawing on examples from St. Paul and the early church, she said that all people together, in community, form a temple for God. “This is a marvelous thing that God has done: he has made a single body of diverse people. Not an Old-Testament Israel and a New-Testament church, but one body, one temple, to serve as the dwelling place of one Spirit. In God’s family there are no barriers of race, class, color, for we are one in Christ Jesus.” (Video of Clark’s sermon)Curry gave thanks for Clark’s ministry, the witness of Mother Emanuel and her people, and the Charleston community.“Charleston has witnessed,” he said. “The Greek word for ‘witness’ is related to the word for ‘martyr.’ And you have been a martyred witness, a witness to this fractured and divided country, that division is not the way. So we thank God for you.” (Video of the Presiding Bishop’s remarks)In his keynote address the next day, he spoke again of the Emanuel massacre. “Self-centeredness is destructive,” he said. “We know it. Charleston knows it. You have seen the results of self-centered existence manifested in hatred and its destructive power. You’ve seen it.  “You’ve also seen the beauty and the painful hope that love and forgiveness can bring. It can save us all.”Celebrating a cathedralThe visit included a celebration of another kind of unity, as the presiding bishop preached at the newly designated cathedral of the diocese, Grace Church Cathedral. Also present was the dean of Canterbury Cathedral, the Very Rev. Robert Willis. (video of the Choral Eucharist at Grace)The presiding bishop gave his blessing at the dedication of a stone taken from Canterbury Cathedral. Willis brought the stone, carved with a Canterbury Cross, to be placed in Grace, a tradition followed in cathedrals around the Anglican world. The dean said the gift was a way for Grace “to express its organic unity with the Mother Church and all the other branches of our Episcopal Anglican communion.” Read more about the cathedral celebration here. ‘Spirituality, Evangelism, and Justice’The centerpiece of the weekend was an all-day conference, “Spirituality, Evangelism, and Justice,” at Church of the Holy Communion. About 350 paid registrants spent the day engaging with the Presiding Bishop and five other speakers from across The Episcopal Church on topics of racial reconciliation, evangelism and justice. The conference was sponsored by The Episcopal Forum of South Carolina, a nonprofit group that supports the Episcopal Church and the local diocese through educational efforts.The presiding bishop focused on Jesus’ baptism in his keynote address.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry poses with some of the 50 youth who attended the Bishop’s Lock-In on April 8 at Grace Church Cathedral in celebration of the presiding bishop’s visit to Charleston April 8-10. Photo: Lauren Kinard“Anybody here baptized?” he asked, drawing a response of laughter and a church full of raised hands. “Guess what – you’re in the Jesus Movement! And we are the 21st-century Episcopal version of the Jesus Movement.“And the nice thing about movements is that they’re very flexible and adaptable,” he said. “Movements can move quick. They can pivot. They can move fast, they can adapt to new and changing circumstances.“That’s one of the reasons we in the Episcopal Church thank you in The Episcopal Church in South Carolina. You’ve had to learn to adapt. You’ve had to learn to deal with hard times. You’ve had to learn how to be the church of God, the church of Jesus Christ, the body of Christ, without all the institutional support. And you’ve done it!”More celebrationsThe conference concluded with a Solemn High Mass at the Church of the Holy Communion with the presiding bishop as celebrant. The preacher was the Rev. Michael Hunn, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry within the Episcopal Church. (Video of Canon Hunn’s sermon)Two of Charleston’s historic African American congregations also hosted special celebrations to welcome Curry. Calvary Episcopal Church, founded in 1847, served up barbecue at a neighborhood block party on April 9. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, founded on Easter Day 1865, welcomed the presiding bishop as their preacher for Eucharist on April 10.More than 50 youth from 10 churches also joined the celebration, gathering for an overnight lock-in April 8-9 at the cathedral in honor of the visit. Curry spent time with them before Evening Prayer on Friday night.The presiding bishop’s time in Charleston also served as an opportunity to give thanks for vonRosenberg, who has announced he will “re-retire” in June, three years after he came out of retirement to be South Carolina’s provisional bishop.“We live in times very often when there are questions and sometimes debate about whether or not leadership is even possible,” Curry said. “You in The Episcopal Church in South Carolina know that leadership even after retirement is actually possible, because you have seen it in Charles vonRosenberg.”— Holly Behre is director of communications for the Episcopal Church in South Carolina.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 susan zimmerman says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Wayne Helmly says: Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL April 14, 2016 at 4:52 pm Many thanks to Presiding Bishop Curry and our other distinguished guests for giving us a weekend that The Episcopal Church in South Carolina will not soon forget. Because of your presence and the inspired program sponsored by The Episcopal Forum of South Carolina, there was a “sweet, sweet Spirit” all over Charleston. Many of us are still giving thanks to God daily for the gifts you gave us through your witness and work. Thank you for leading us in The Jesus Movement. And Bishop Curry, we hope you will come back to St. Stephen’s, Charleston, again soon. We’ll sing even more songs your grandma sang! Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Comments are closed. 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Dune Villa / HILBERINKBOSCH architects

first_img Projects Dune Villa / HILBERINKBOSCH architectsSave this projectSaveDune Villa / HILBERINKBOSCH architects Photographs:  René de Wit Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Dune Villa / HILBERINKBOSCH architects 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs “COPY” “COPY” CopyHouses•Utrechtse Heuvelrug, The Netherlands Architects: HILBERINKBOSCH Architecten Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© René de Wit+ 19 Share Houses Manufacturers: Sky-Frame Products translation missing: Products used in this ProjectDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ClassicCollaborators:Joost Kolk, Jaap Janssen, Iggie DekkersLandscape Desing:Martien van Osch, bureau OSLOArchitect In Charge:Geert Bosch, Annemariken HilberinkCity:Utrechtse HeuvelrugCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© René de WitText description provided by the architects. A site in a pine forest with a height difference of six meters is unique in the Netherlands. The clients are aware of that and asked us to design a ‘living’ house which fully adopts the qualities of the plot. They cite three icons as a reference, each with their own qualities. De scenic naturalness of F.L. Wright, the openness of Mies van der Rohe and the tactile materiality of Zumthor. With a sense of necessary modesty we accepted the assignment.Save this picture!© René de WitThe plot exists of three areas: dense vegetation towards the street, a large open space at the front and an open pine forest at the back of the plot, which is characteristic for the area. An offshoot from the ‘Utrechtse Heuvelrug’ dune lays on the north side of the plot, which results in the six meter height difference. We strictly followed the division in three parts. The different volumes of the villa are situated on the north and east border of the open space, in and on the dune. The garage and the long garden walls enclose a cultivated courtyard, the only area on the plot where nature is directed by man.Save this picture!© René de WitThe main areas of the residence, such as living room, kitchen, office, master bedroom, roof terrace and library, are situated on the first floor which provides the best experience with the forest. Because of the setting on top of the sand dune, one can walk straight out into the forest.Save this picture!© René de WitThe guestrooms and the pool are situated in the dune and on the ground level of the courtyard. The pool is enclosed on three sides with large glass sliding doors. This ensures an outdoor feeling in the wintertime and in warmer periods it can be transformed into an outdoor swimming pool. The connection between the floors is made on two specific places: a closed core with an elevator, stairs and the backdoor and a main entrance which, with its double height, accommodates large works of art and theatre performances, and contains a spiral staircase.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanBesides clear references to the icons, who acted as inspirations for the plan, the connection with the location is the most profound base for appearance of the villa. The colour of the applied concrete is directly derived from the dune sand. All the concrete is seamlessly poured in one piece. The robust walls are perpend-less and there is no pointing used for the masonry in thin bricks, that measure up to one meter. The colour nuances in the mix of the bricks, beige, orange and green on a dark shard, are deduced from the bark of pine trees at hand.Save this picture!© René de WitAccents in the facades are made of vertical wooden slats of varying widths and colours. They reflect the lines of the forest. The window frames, when visible, have a coating that takes over the colour of the surroundings. Finally, all the usual image-disturbing solutions such as expansion joints and metal trims have been left out, giving the building a great naturalness. All these components collaborate in deeply connecting the villa with its location.Save this picture!© René de WitThis idea is continued in the interior. The floors, in the same concrete colour, have different finishes, from roughly sanded to highly polished depending of the character of the space. The special brickwork establishes, besides the many pieces of art, a painting on its own. The surrounding forest becomes a part of life in the house because of all the glass. In certain places inside and outside are literally connected with each other. The rough concrete floor from the courtyard continues to surround the swimming pool and Piet Hein Eek built a bookcase for the office space from harvested birch trunks and glass panels. The same birch trees in the garden, design by OSLO, define the atmosphere in the area between the villa and the street. The garden stems from the design and materialisation of the villa, cultivates in the courtyard with connections to the existing forest.Save this picture!© René de WitThe joint search from the architect with the client for the right mix of familiarity, naturalness and surprise led to this unique home. By bringing together a powerful image and using the qualities of the site, a house is designed that fits the residents like a glove.Save this picture!© René de WitProject gallerySee allShow lessInshopnia / Nan ArquitectosSelected ProjectsThe Principals Install Sound Reactive, Silver-Coated “Quilt” at NeuehouseArchitecture News Share The Netherlands ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeHILBERINKBOSCH ArchitectenOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUtrechtse HeuvelrugHousesThe NetherlandsPublished on October 27, 2014Cite: “Dune Villa / HILBERINKBOSCH architects” 27 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Casa Haus III / Staudt Arquitectura

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Justin Mullet Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Chile Casa Haus III / Staudt Arquitectura Area:  280 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Casa Haus III / Staudt ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveCasa Haus III / Staudt Arquitectura “COPY” CopyHouses•Coyhaique, Chile Lead Architect: Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Architects: Staudt Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStaudt ArquitecturaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCoyhaiqueOn FacebookChilePublished on May 13, 2020Cite: “Casa Haus III / Staudt Arquitectura” [Casa Haus III / Staudt Arquitectura] 13 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Martina Staudt ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Design Team:Pedro Staudt, José SilvaCity:CoyhaiqueCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Justin MulletRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade Panels in Fonsanta RestaurationWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyText description provided by the architects. The task was to design a home for a young family, where they could entertain and spend time enjoying each other’s company, with space for both kids and grown-ups. A simple, low-maintenance house, with plenty of space and, more importantly, light. Metal cladding was used on the surfaces exposed to the climate, and the warmth of regional wood was preferred on the covered areas, such as the terrace. Inside, the kitchen and the family room are the main spaces, and it was imperative they had lots of light and a nice flow to the rest of the house.Save this picture!© Justin MulletSave this picture!© Justin MulletSave this picture!Section BBSave this picture!© Justin MulletThe main challenge was the solar orientation. The site has superb south views, so sunlight and landscape do not go hand in hand. That is how we came up with the idea to open the house with big south-facing picture windows, to frame the views, and to receive sunlight from the north, through a zenithal solution. Thus, it was decided to introduce light from the family room, which, being on an open second level, allows light to reach the more public spaces downstairs, such as the living and dining room. We also took advantage of the sloping roof’s geometry and structure to open up the kitchen’s ceiling, generating a visual continuity between the traditional and ceiling windows. This feature gave an unexpected spaciousness to the kitchen, which was a good surprise.Save this picture!© Justin MulletSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Justin MulletSave this picture!© Justin MulletThe highest quality products were used to ensure the integrity of the thermal enclosure. Projected cellulose on walls and roofs, with an 8” minimum thickness, combined with doors and windows with minimal thermal transmittance values guarantee the building’s thermal insulation and correct ventilation, which are fundamental in extreme regions such as Aysén. It is remarkable how a south-facing house can achieve such high thermal and light gains, without sacrificing the views, while completely answering the task’s premises.Save this picture!© Justin MulletSave this picture!IsoSave this picture!© Justin MulletProject gallerySee allShow lessÁguas Claras Residence / Rodrigo Simão ArquiteturaSelected ProjectsEugenia Wow Condos / Live Desarrollos + reyes ríos + larraín arquitectosSelected Projects Share 2020 Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Sierra Pacific Windows, ASC Building Products, MK, Trimble, Velux Save this picture!© Justin Mullet+ 42Curated by Clara Ott Sharelast_img read more

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Businessman donates £1m to Lyric Theatre

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. Businessman donates £1m to Lyric Theatre Howard Lake | 26 June 2007 | News Tagged with: Ireland One of the wealthest businessmen in Ireland has donated £1 million towards the building of a new Lyric Threatre in Belfast. Dr Martin Naughton and his wife Carmel contributed what is the biggest personal gift ever made to an arts organisation towards the cost of a new building on the present site.The couple’s generosity will be recognised by the naming of one of the two theatres within the new building as the Naughton Studio. The Naughton Gallery at Queen’s University, Belfast was similarly named after another generous donation by the couple.The Naughtons, who live in the Republic, recently visited the Lyric. They said they had been inspired by the distinguished history of the Lyric, by the passion and creativity of the artists who work here, by the enormous impact which the Lyric has within the community and by its exciting vision for the future. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis We are delighted to be joining the Lyric’s campaign at this critical stage and to be playing our part in the transformation of Northern Ireland’s cultural landscape.Prof Sir George Bain, chairman of the Lyric Theatre Fundraising Committee, said £14 million had now been raised to add to funding from public sources – with just £2 million more to be secured.It means that we are on our way – the new Lyric is very close from being a dream to becoming a reality, he said.Sir George said he hoped others would be encouraged by the Naughtons’ donation to contribute to the building fund and may launch a campaign to have patrons sponsor a brick or seat.last_img read more

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A revolutionary’s tribute to Prince

first_imgOn the morning of April 21, the musician Prince, born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958, was found slumped in an elevator in Paisley Park, his home and recording studio in Chanhassen, Minn., near Minneapolis. He was later pronounced dead after paramedics arrived. Tributes from around the world started, most of them spontaneously. People gathered at important cultural centers, like the Apollo Theater in Harlem and the First Avenue Club in Minneapolis. That was made famous by Prince’s movie “Purple Rain,” which was the name of his inimitable sixth recording, which some consider the best movie soundtrack of all time.When it was confirmed that Prince had died, it hit this writer and millions of others like a tsunami, a cultural tsunami — a deluge of memories set to music of the faces, voices, eyes, mistakes, loves and losses, struggles and being caught, of twisting, turning, tumbling and being rolled over, that almost drowned Prince’s fans in decades of things past. On a personal level that is what Prince meant to so many. His music defined our lives. He was us, Black and defiant. He was us, what we were and thought of ourselves then, what we had become, and our thoughts of our past selves and what we hoped to be. But Prince was even more than that.For days after his death, people mourned in Prince’s favorite color, purple. Throngs gathered, swayed and rocked, singing and dancing and obligatorily crying the “whooo hooo hooo hoo” that occurs two-thirds of the way into the song “Purple Rain” before Prince’s guitar solo, the piano and strings fade out. The disbelief was still palpable — that such a cultural giant, short and petite, whose stage presence was like Little Willie John’s, powerful and long lasting, was gone so suddenly. The Broadway musicals “The Color Purple” and “Hamilton” played live tributes to the artist after performances — singing “Purple Rain” and singing and dancing to “Let’s Go Crazy.” Prince had supreme talent. He said in a 2010 Daily Mirror article: “Music is my life. It’s my trade. If I can’t get it out of my head I can’t function. Someone told me they saw me at my peak, but how do they know when my peak is? I think I’m improving all the time. When I listen to my old records I’m ashamed of how I played then.” His musicality is evident in his ability to play a multitude of instruments. His first three full-length recordings were arranged, composed and all the instruments played by him. The need to be free of the music in his head is the most apt way to explain his perfectionism and the need to do all things. Though, as his career progressed, from his third recording, “Dirty Mind,” on, he included accompaniments by others. His first band, The Revolution, formed in 1979, was first featured on the album “1999.”‘Someone doing something different’During much of Prince’s musical career, he seemed to be able to inhabit multiple genres or transition seamlessly from one to the next. His experimentation and innovativeness are akin to that of Miles Davis, who was constantly bursting genres of jazz.Both musicians, in different ways and with different temperaments, spent their musical careers growing and changing, rarely being in the same place or caring what any critic might say or demand. In his autobiography, Davis is effusive in his praise of Prince, saying, “His shit was the most exciting music I was hearing in 1982. Here was someone who was doing something different, so I decided to keep an eye on him.”The music Davis was most likely referring to in 1982 was from the “1999” release. That album was more well received than Prince’s four preceding albums. It was fuller musically, rich with the sound emanating from Minneapolis, where Prince was born and remained for most of his life. Prince made his unique blend of funk, rock, R&B and synthesized music popular. Prince was an artist. His life and the art created by him express the experiences of and the desire and need for freedom and equality for all people, especially Black and other oppressed people. Davis also said of Prince: “He’s got that church thing up in what he does. He plays guitar and piano and plays them very well. But it’s the church thing that I hear in his music that makes him special, and that organ thing. It’s a Black thing and not a white thing.”The church sound is the synthesizer organ used in “1999” that rises over the drum machine, vocals and other instruments. Questlove of the Roots recognized the programming of Prince’s drum machine for its importance at the time and its relation to the burgeoning hip-hop scene. The prominence of the drum machine grew in hip-hop productions.Part of the “church thing” Davis referred to in Prince’s music is that everything becomes an instrument in church. The atmosphere, the give and take among the song leader, choir and parishioners, the drums, organs, toe tapping, pew slapping and bible thumping — it is a raucous experience that no one in the space escapes. The synthesizer in “1999” lives in everything, reaching out, filling space and receding only to splay out again. The interplay among band members, Prince and the audience feels like a religious experience.Pushing gender boundaries“1999” is not an overtly political statement, and what it does make in the song “Free” is muddled, as it celebrates an illusory freedom that supposedly exists in the United States. Prince’s earlier attempt at politics was a reactionary take on the Cold War, where he blamed the Soviet Union and the leftist movement for the tension and potential of nuclear war. The song “Ronnie, Talk to Russia” would be forgettable if not for it being a sign of Prince’s political trajectory. In the late 1970s and early 80s, politics and mainstream culture in the U.S. swung sharply to the right.  Prince was daring. His representation of himself was daring, not just in his music, which in this period was highly sexual and provocative. He pushed not only the boundaries of what was acceptable to listen to, but he exploded gender boundaries. He proudly wore high-heeled boots, eye liner, and sequined and purple clothes, and was an avid and very good basketball player.Prince would appear on stage in knee-high boots and underwear, singing in a falsetto, though he could shift his register to a baritone. He employed shrieks, howls and very sensual moans throughout.Prince’s androgyny was not new. Little Richard was very much ahead of his time, and different Black male musical acts sang in different registers, from high falsetto, such as the Philadelphia sound groups the Stylistics and Delfonics, to falsetto such as the Temptations’ Eddie Kendricks. With Prince it was very much not just who he was, but he enjoyed breaking stereotypes and gender roles. His androgynous appearance and the popular heights to which Prince ascended influenced a generation of young people, especially Black people, since mainstream white radio stations did not often play Black musicians. Even MTV refused to do so until Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” became so popular the station couldn’t ignore it.Prince did not temper his expression. He continued despite what critics or mainstream tastes deemed popular.Liberation and politicsPrince’s politics were in formation throughout his life, influenced by current events, as were his thirst for creative freedom and control over his music. Prince could never be described as anti-capitalist, but later in his life, starting with his struggles against Warner Bros., he became more and more a proponent of Black ownership and control over creative industries.During the struggle with Warner Bros., Prince changed his name to a symbol and appeared in public with the word “Slave” written across his cheek. Of course, Prince’s material life was not that of someone enslaved, but his salient point was to tie the struggle for his financial and artistic control over his image and music to the historic struggle of African-descended people against slavery, both actual and de facto, and for liberation. This, and his later insistence that Black musicians control their masters, can be seen as necessary in order to break from white supremacy. While it might be advocating for Black capitalism, which has its own contradictions, this struggle must be seen in light of the history and development of capitalism and imperialism in the U.S. Prince covered a 1970s’ Staple Singers’ song, “When Will We Be Paid?” in 2001, a further indication of his developing politics.Prince had his contradictions. He grew up as a Seventh Day Adventist, and his spirituality and religion are craftily placed in his music. Even the overtly sexual songs have religious messages embedded in them. Prince became more religious as he grew older and converted to become a Jehovah’s Witness.Despite that, he continued his defiance toward the music industry and against white supremacy and racism. During the height of the Black Lives Matter movement, along with numerous other Black cultural artists, Prince gave large financial donations to the movement and to the families of Trayvon Martin, Freddie Gray and others gunned down by racist cops and vigilantes. He wrote and performed “Baltimore” shortly after the rebellion there in response to Gray’s murder, racism and the oppressive conditions throughout the city. Some of the lyrics are: “Nobody got in nobody’s way/ So I guess you could say it was a good day/ At least a little better than the day in Baltimore/ Does anybody hear us pray/ For Michael Brown or Freddie Gray?/ Peace is more than the absence of war/ Absence of war.” There can never be another Prince. The Black struggle has and will continue to produce magnificent and relevant cultural artists, but Prince belongs at the top of the pantheon of artistic talent in any tradition. He was a large cultural force who continued changing and developing, musically and politically. As Miles Davis said, Prince “played above” what he knew and strove to go higher, deeper than that. But ultimately, he struggled for freedom of expression and freedom from labels and oppression.He was ours, with contradictions, but ours, decked out in purple, our “dearly beloved” Black shining Prince.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Flex Fuel Cars, Not A Top Priority for Automakers

first_img SHARE By Gary Truitt – Feb 9, 2012 Flex Fuel Cars, Not A Top Priority for Automakers Previous articleUSDA Announces CRP General Sign-upNext articlePresident to Announce Budget Proposal Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News Flex Fuel Cars, Not A Top Priority for Automakers The Chicago Auto Show is underway this weekend; and, while you can see the latest the auto industry has to offer spread over 1 million square feet of the McCormick Place complex, you will not see a lot of new flex fuel vehicles capable of running on higher blends of ethanol. With more flex fuel pumps offering medium and high blends of ethanol being installed around the nation, the number of flex fuel cars on the road becomes an issue. But auto makers are not rushing to crank out more ethanol-enabled cars off the assembly lines.  James Bell, with General Motors, says GM is committed to renewable fuels but is not ready to make all the cars flex fuel ready, “GM is doing the best we can to make these vehicles avaible.” He said GM has a long tradition of providing consumers with flex fuel cars, spanning over a decade. But he told HAT the lack of an ethanol infrastructure is the problem, “Until we have ethanol fuel available across the country, it is still going to be a limited space.” He added, until the infrastructure is increased, GM will consider flex fuel cars a specialty market. Facebook Twitter First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in the nation and has been staged more times than any other auto exposition.  Exhibitions will include: multiple world and North American introductions; a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars and trucks; sport utility vehicles; and experimental and concept cars. In addition to the vehicles on display, show patrons  will also find: numerous aftermarket, accessories and auto-related exhibits; competition vehicles; and antique collector cars.[audio:|titles=Flex Fuel Cars, Not A Top Priority for Automakers]Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS SHARE Electric and Hybrid models were getting plenty of splash with each having a special section on the CAS web site. It was recently announced that over $8 billion was going to be spent to put in electric charging stations in Chicago to foster the use of electric cars. Bell said in the future consumers will be able to choose from a variety of different kinds of cars, powered by many different energy sources, “You will be able to chose a car that fits your driving needs, lots of highway miles or just running around the city.” He said there will be cars that use renewable fuels, hybrids, electric, diesel, and other fuel sources. The ethanol industry has complained that auto makers are not doing enough to inform consumers about their fuel choices. Ethanol supporters says it costs auto makers very little to make a vehicle a flex fuel vehicle.  Bell disputes that and says there is a significant investment needed to make a car capable of using higher blends of ethanol. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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RWB launches We Fight Censorship website

first_img Organisation Help by sharing this information News RSF_en center_img November 27, 2012 – Updated on January 25, 2016 RWB launches We Fight Censorship website Visit the websiteToday, Reporters Without Borders launches a website called WeFightCensorship (WeFC) on which it will post content that has been censored or banned or has given rise to reprisals against its creator. This original website’s aim is to make censorship obsolete. It is an unprecedented initiative that will enable Reporters Without Borders to complement all of its other activities in defence of freedom of information, which include advocacy, lobbying and assistance.Content submitted by journalists or netizens who have been the victims of censorship – articles, videos, sound files, photos and so on ­– will be considered for publication on the WeFightCensorship site. The content selected by the WeFC editorial committee will be accompanied by a description of the context and creator. It may also be accompanied by copies of documents relating to the proceedings under which it was banned or other documents that might help the public to understand its importance. There will be French and English-language versions of the site. Documents from all over the world will be published in their original language (including Chinese, Persian and Vietnamese) and in translation. The site is designed to be easily duplicated and mirror versions will be created in order to thwart attempts to filter or block it. Internet users will be asked to circulate the censored content in order to give it as much visibility as possible.“Reporters Without Borders is providing a deterrent designed to encourage governments and others to respect freedom of information, the freedom that allows us to verify that all the other freedoms are being respected,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “This website aims to exploit the so-called ‘Streisand effect,’ under which the more you try to censor content online, the more the Internet community tends to circulate it. We want to show that jailing an article’s author, seizing copies of a newspaper or blocking access to a website with a certain video can prove very counter-productive and can result in the content going around the world.”By accessing a secured “digital safe,” Internet users will be able to submit content for publication anonymously. The website will also offer a “digital survival kit” with information about Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), encryption software such as TrueCrypt, online anonymization techniques such as Tor and other tools that news providers can use to protect their sources and, in authoritarian countries, their own safety.To support the launch, the Publicis Bruxelles advertising agency devised a campaign ad free of charge that shows several heads of State, including Vladimir Putin, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Bashar al-Assad in their birthday suits with the legend “Totalitarian regimes will no longer be able to hide anything from us.” It will appear in the print media and online.Reporters Without Borders is an NGO with consultative status at the United Nations, UNESCO and the International Organization of the Francophonie. It has its international secretariat in Paris, 10 international bureaux (in Berlin, Brussels, Geneva, Madrid, New York, Rome, Stockholm, Tunis, Vienna and Washington) and more than 150 correspondents across all five continents.The WeFC project is supported by the European Union’s European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) and the Paris City Hall. last_img read more

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Could Single-Family Rental Transactions Pose Minimal Credit Risk?

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Could Single-Family Rental Transactions Pose Minimal Credit Risk? Previous: Delgado Appointed to Operation Homefront Board of Directors Next: CFPB Unveils Updated Servicing Rules The number of homes removed from single-borrower single-family rental transactions has been negligible, posing minimal credit risk for these transactions, according to a recent report from Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. According to the report, in the roughly three years since the first transactions came onto the market, only 0.5 percent of over 93,000 securitized properties have been released from deals through April 2016. Of the 483 properties removed, over half were voluntary releases.The main reasons for property releases according to Morningstar are voluntary release and disqualification as well as less frequent reasons such as condemnation and casualty. Morningstar monitors changes in the number of properties for each deal as well as performs an annual surveillance review based on updated property data for deals seasoned at least a year.The report says that of the 483 properties removed through April, 261 properties were voluntarily released at a premium over the allocated loan amounts, and 127 properties were released as mandatory prepayments. For the remaining 95 properties, they were released within two months of the transaction’s closing and were excluded from Morningstar’s analysis.The majority of property releases reported in the research occurred due to voluntary prepayment, which means when a property release results from a borrower’s voluntary action, the borrower must pay a premium over the property’s allocated loan amount. It is stated that the amount of required premium increases as the aggregate amount of the voluntary prepayments rises beyond certain prescribed limits. The premium is typically capped though at 120 percent of the property’s allocated loan amount.The report cites disqualification as the second major reason properties are removed from deals. Of the 105 disqualified properties, the borrowers paid the allocated loan amount for 88. The remaining 17 were substituted with qualifying properties. None utilized the eligibility reserve account, according to the analysis.In addition to the reasons listed above, Morningstar notes three properties were removed from the transaction pool due to damages from sudden, unexpected, or unusual events, known as casualty losses, which may be tax deductible. Likewise, three additional properties were released because of condemnation occurring when the government exercises its power of eminent domain to appropriate private property in exchange for fair compensation.Lastly the report shows that 16 properties were released through April from the Home Partners of America 2016-1 transaction, the only single-family rental transaction with a right to purchase option, as tenants exercised their rights under Home Partners’ Right to Purchase Agreement to buy the homes.Morningstar reports that borrowers released a fraction of properties from single-borrower single-family rental transactions and only 17 disqualified properties were substituted. Morningstar expects such a proportionately miniscule number of releases to have minimal credit risk impact on these transactions. Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Kendall Baer Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, Texas. Born and raised in Texas, Baer now works as the online editor for DS News. Tagged with: Morning Star Credit Ratings Single Family Rental Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily August 4, 2016 1,175 Views Related Articles Could Single-Family Rental Transactions Pose Minimal Credit Risk? in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Morning Star Credit Ratings Single Family Rental 2016-08-04 Kendall Baer Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Emigration blamed for fall in Donegal live register figures

first_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Previous articleFormer KFO chief says time for talking over Macherel is overNext articlePolice declare Strabane security alert a hoax News Highland WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Facebook Emigration blamed for fall in Donegal live register figures Google+ The Mayor of Buncrana says the primary reason for a significant fall in numbers signing on in Inishowen is emigration.There was a drop of 7% in the numbers on the live register on the peninsula. Most other offices recorded a drop – in Killybegs the number of the live register dropped by 14%Independent Mayor of Buncrana, Nicolas Crossan says most of that can be attributed to young people leaving the country looking for jobs:[podcast][/podcast]center_img Pinterest Pinterest Newsx Adverts WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By News Highland – March 5, 2012 Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

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