Video: Archbishop of Canterbury’s presidential address at ACC-16

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Thank you! This is wonderful and you said it very well. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Episcopal News Service — Lusaka, Zambia] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby delivered his presidential address April 15 to the 16th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross here. The text of the address follows.Thank you very much. And thank you to the choir as well for that amazing wonderful treat. . . It’s quite an interesting feeling being in this Cathedral which was built at almost the exactly the same time as Coventry was, where I was a canon for five years, and is very, very similar. And so when I sit here listening to choral evensong, it reminds me of years and years of sitting listening to the choir at Coventry five days a week and enjoying, again, the same music and delight in choral evensong. It was a real treat, so thank you.I want this evening, rather than looking inwards, to look outwards and forwards; because, in the end, we are here not for ourselves, not for making the Anglicans better, but for seeking to serve the work and mission of God in the world.And the Anglican Communion, as one of the few genuinely worldwide bodies which has a coherent structure in the world today, has to be aware of the great crises of our times. It is easy to forget that we do have a coherent structure. It doesn’t always feel like being coherent, but it exists and it is real.We are in 165 countries. We have dioceses; each diocese has priests and each priest is in a particular area and knows that area. It is not giving away secrets to say [that] three years ago when I met the British foreign secretary, he commented that the Anglican Communion was a better intelligence network than the Secret Intelligence Service.But because we are all over the world and because we are stretched and pulled by our differences, as we have looked at this week, the temptation is either to think only of internal questions, or of traditional issues, and not to realize that around us the world is shifting on its axis. There is a – probably apocryphal – story that in 1974, the Protestant churches of was then called South Vietnam, met to discuss a 10-year strategy, and failed to notice that within three months the North Vietnamese army would conquer them entirelySometimes, the issues we face, even if they are not new, become acute in a new way and compel us to rethink how we work and how we apply the gifts given by God in the mission that he also gives us.It is like if you go to a play, to a theater. Occasionally, when you are watching, there are one or two characters who come on the stage and dominate the entire story of the play. They may not even be in every scene, but every scene in some ways relates to them; and their plans only makes sense, and the scenes only make sense, when we remember they exist.I was recently reading Shakespeare’s Macbeth. And Macbeth and Lady Macbeth dominate the play – even when they are not on the stage.Two actors dominate our world stage at present, I would argue. One is religiously motivated violence, and the other is climate change.The attacks in Brussels before Easter, the Paris attacks last year, the atrocities in Istanbul, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, and many other places; Boko Haram and the horrors of Daesh, persecution in India, in Myanmar, in Sri Lanka, in Pakistan, and many other places and a million other conflicts; have made it clear that when it comes to violence we are in a new era. For the first time in several centuries we have been facing major, global conflicts with a very clear religious content; in which at least one side – if not both – finds that theology is its principle motivation and whose actions are profoundly evil.It doesn’t matter if it is radicalized Buddhists in Myanmar; or Hindus in India; or Muslims in many countries. And, sadly, Christians are part of these actions, whether as participants as in the Central African Republic; or as funders and suppliers of weaponry.And wherever we go, the second actor comes up: the issues of climate change are being more and more clearly felt as we have discussed today. They have a huge impact on economies. They generate conflict, they increase inequality to destabilizing levels. There are moments of hope such as at COP 21 in Paris last December, in which Anglicans led by Archbishop Thabo made a significant difference. Yet at the same time, as we have heard and remember day by day, the outlook of climate change is not potentially bad; it is potentially fatal, for the most fragile countries and regions on earth; and for the billions of people who live in them.Both these characters – religiously motivated violence and climate change – are global. Both these issues are generational, they can’t be solved in two, three, four years; they will take a generation or more. And both – and this is where most of the world forgets this – both characters can only be confronted with a theological and ideological approach and with a story, with a narrative, that is sufficiently powerful to overcome the natural selfishness of one generation, or the selfishness of countries which are more secure.At its heart, these challenges are theological and it requires a deepening of our theological resources. We can only confront them by bringing them face-to-face to the reality of a God we study, worship, engage with, theologically. That is, incidentally, why I support Bishop Graham Kings, who was with us earlier this week, as Mission Theologian in the Anglican Communion. We need to develop our theological strength and visibility in every part of the Communion. Graham’s remit is to support, with others such as the ACO and ACC, the Development of the visibility of the hugely deep and important theological resources in parts of the world that the historic centers of theology, mainly in the Global North, too easily forget.For some of us, the crisis of violence is distant geographically. For all of us the crisis of climate change is both present but often unrecognized, but also distant in time in that its most profound effects, its most terrible effects, the effects that will kill hundreds of millions, if not billions, will not be felt for at least a generation, although the beginnings of the impact are with us very clearly today.Both these crises play a role, are present like the Macbeths, in the other scenes on which we concentrate. Gender based violence is much worse in societies in conflict or under climate stress. Indaba is required to be a tool in reconciliation. Inter-religious relations are at the heart of what we do. Good families are the basic building block of restoring justice and peace, hope and capacity to thrive in the midst of troubled times. The UN and its agencies is crucial to a global response, and that is why we are there. And the UN and its agencies are helpless if that response does not have a clear theological input. Aid requires alliances. And so on.But, for me, the single vision is to ensure that these two powerful characters in our play – in the play of our world today in the theater in which we live – these two characters, religiously motivated violence and climate change, find that in the next generation their parts are reduced in the story of our world and their roles are eliminated before the final curtain comes down. Because if they are not eliminated, they themselves will bring down the curtain.It is our call, I suggest, as Anglicans to be at the heart of those who re-write the play; who bring a new ending.Let me take them one at a time, and then look at some answers.First, the question of religiously motivated violence. I take it first because unless it is tackled the capacity of the world to face climate change is deeply diminished spiritually, economically, emotionally and collectively.The Christian answer is simple, and I quote some words written by one of my colleagues, or the husband of one of my colleagues – a man called Sam Wells in a book called A Nazareth Manifesto. He wrote this:“Reconciliation is the gospel. There is no gospel other than the one that requires and makes possible restored relationships with God, one another, and the creation. God has no ambitions and seeks no final goal beyond restored relationship. That relationship is the telos of creation.”To be Christian we must include, we must be reconciled. Where our present condition leaves us today is with wars, humanitarian crises multiplying, and an unbreakable link in each country between what is happening internationally and domestically, which means that everyone’s domestic policies will constantly be disrupted by overseas events.Last December, the Government officer who is dealing with how in Britain we deal with radicalization, came to see me. She said: “I can’t think of anything outside the UK”. And I said that’s like trying to clean up the ground floor of your house when a river is running through it. Domestic and international are totally linked.And if warfare and armed action are the primary tools we use then what we are doing will become utterly wrong, and will fail. There is that temptation in so many countries. We are in struggles in which we must engage in the right way. We must do the right thing, but we must do it in the right way or we will ourselves sow the seeds of further conflict.Those countries that confront climate change by seeking to make sure they have access to raw materials that others will not then have access to condemn the world to conflict. In a struggle which is deeply ideological and theological, our response must be based in a story of relationship, of mutual protection, of order and human flourishing which overwhelms the demonic narrative of disintegration and demonization of the other which faces us.I pray that we could get hold of a political vision of what reconciliation in this struggle would look like; that must include the idea of a world in which religiously justified violence is eliminated. It was nearly true a few years ago, and is being reversed, for many reasons: economic, sociological, political, cultural, environmental and demographic, with some religion in the middle as a good hook to call all these other causes together.We must overcome this upsurge in religiously justified violence, which by its nature, in all of the great world religions, perverts and abandons its original host by exempting itself from ethical principles, and cares nothing for human life.The second challenge is that of climate change. I have come late to this, recognizing for years that it was very important, but failing to grasp its significance especially among young people. Underlying the issue of climate change is the reality of global injustice and inequality. We are not all equally at risk, and those for whom the risk is less, forgetting solidarity, often will not see the problem.At the same time there is a conscious rejection by some climate change skeptics of the nature of intergenerational equality. It is felt that the problems of 100 years away are too unpredictable to permit us to spend money and effort now.Quite apart from the science, the theology of this is terrible. The church exists in space and time. We are joined by baptism to all past and all future Christians. Unless Christ first returns, the fate of those who belong to the church – let alone the rest of humanity – in 2116 matters deeply to us now.But for human beings to make the decisions necessary, requires the overcoming of our natural selfishness with a greater force, and that force is the call of God to intentional discipleship across time as well as space.Humiliation and disrespect is one of the most corrosive things we can experience. It lasts for centuries in groups and leads to feelings of unfairness. Foreign affairs becomes viewed through the prism of humiliation, as does identity. Minority and identity lead to special vulnerabilities. Humiliation is evident in climate change talks, as well as in war.The response of Jesus is to point to the goal of breaking barriers through love that defies enmity, and in so doing offering a way of justification through accepting the unconditional grace of God. It hardly needs adding that love needs resourcing or it is mere emotion. It is for that reason that the contributions of Provinces, and the remarkable generosity of Compass Rose, make such a difference.So we need to begin by recognizing our selfishness, our human fallenness; and secondly, we must reassert solidarity with one another – with all of one another – but also with generations not yet seen. Solidarity has been vastly expanded in its potential scope by the development of information networks, and it has been deeply undermined the refugee crisis in the short term and through social media in the long term.The refugee crisis and social media bring presence without relationships, both in war and in the impact of climate. We see everything and know no-one. Threatened we retreat.Solidarity is based in the essential human dignity of every individual in creation and salvation. And the demands of solidarity increase inversely to the weakness of the person we see.Our fallenness, our solidarity, and thirdly we must restore wisdom. Wisdom gives us back the subtleties of theology. A curse of our age is theology without subtlety; theology without nuance; theology as a club rather than a torch which illuminates. Subtle theology enables us to engage with the other across religions, across boundaries of continents and climate without hatred.As Anglicans, we need to express these ideas, and we need to express them with a story that we can tell that is more beautiful than the self-interested stories of those who promote conflict or pillage our planet.The church will be core to building this beautiful story, not through force, or authority, but by our authentic living out the difference that Christ makes. This is where intentional discipleship is not merely a Christian virtue but an essential for the survival of the world. To live out our difference in intentional discipleship has to be done in the midst of a dark world where tragedy is a category in which many of us live today. It was in this world that Jesus made decisions, and we know through him that God has not abandoned us. God shows us in Christ that God is on the side of the world, and of every human being, seeking changed hearts that lead to life, not death.In practice, we must start our relationships of love, of human dignity and human flourishing with identity, hospitality and generosity.Can we have Christian communities that give identity to those who are swept hither and thither across the world by the impact of climate change and war. The sixty millions of human beings, whose identity is destroyed and yet the Christian community offers identity. Religious community provide the stability that weak communities need. Religious communities can be the safe channel to express legitimate grievance and the starting point for the building of bridges between opposing sides.We must be confident in pointing towards God whose arms are open but nailed on the cross. We affirm the indivisibility of incarnation and justification, of salvation holding together manger, cross and empty tomb. The glory of God is revealed in that that God became a living person. Through God’s grace we find identity.A theology of identity calls us to love that gives inclusively of ourselves. To love the neighbor that I consider impure is better than to preserve my purity by keeping them at a safe distance. Not least, I will often discover, I was wrong.Identity happens in relationship through hospitality. Hospitality is the second of the key elements of a more beautiful narrative. Both the giver and receiver of hospitality risk identity loss, so all hospitality has to be accompanied by the giving of social dignity.Hospitality is a powerful cure for challenging the right not to be offended. It’s a powerful way of enabling hearts and minds to see a new future in which we accept each other. We find it in Diocesan partnerships, in Indaba, in links and friendships. We give social dignity without taking away social freedom.We need listening relationships for Hospitality, Longfellow said: “If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.”To listen is essential to both our great challenges and it leads us to the dignity of good disagreement in which we must view diversity as a blessing and not a threat.None of this is easy: peacemakers come to be seen as the enemy. A few years ago, when I was in Lagos, I was talking to a pastor of a Protestant Church, a Pentecostal Church, and he said: “I don’t know where you are going with your Anglican bishops.” I had just become one so that appeared rude, but there you are; and he said: “Did you know you have a Muslim bishop? A Muslim bishop in northern Nigeria?”I said: “I don’t think we do”; he said: “Oh yes you do” – it was beginning to sound like a Pantomime – “Oh no we don’t!”I said: “What’s his name?” He said: “His name is Josiah Idowu-Fearon.”Did you know we have a Muslim secretary general? I don’t think so.Why was he accused of such a thing? Because he insisted that reconciliation was part of his life and ministry as an archbishop in northern Nigeria.Heroes of peace become the victims of their own people. They shake hands with the enemy – whether a violent enemy, or the company that pollutes, or the nation that rejects climate science. And to do so is seen as the ultimate disloyalty. Fear is the greatest enemy of any dialogue, hospitality attracts suspicion.May Anglicans become deeply suspicious to everyone else because they are full of hospitality.And the final aspect of this new narrative – it is not the final aspect; A third aspect is human flourishing. We need a new theological dialogue, based in wisdom, expressed in solidarity, giving in love and hospitality, which focuses on human flourishing. We over-simplify the challenges of religiously motivated violence and of climate change. We must challenge their oversimplification. We must welcome the richness and the wealth of what God has created.Such a theological dialogue – a new one of human flourishing – offers a better option. It is willing to name violence and corruption in its own tradition. To deny it only aids extremism. A text may be sacred, interpretation is not.Dialogue names the perpetrators of violence when they are part of their faith tradition. Dialogue says the people who killed 7,000 Muslims in Srebrenica 20 years ago, were Christians. Dialogue accepts that Christians were, for generations, using the earth’s resources as though they had no limit. Dialogue accepts that Daesh are Muslims.Dialogue names the issues in climate change, it permits us to hear when we have failed. A dialogue of human flourishing means that hard words are said in the context of soft relationships, and their hardness dissolves into understanding.And when we look at our religious leaders of other traditions, we need to love and support them so that they can find the theological and ideological aspects of these two struggles. We must own our problems and confront them.Intentional discipleship is based on the empowering filling of the Spirit of Christ. It does not attempt everything, but it faces reality well. It risks so that Christ may be glorified, it loves so that Christ may be seen, it blesses so that the purposes of Christ are accomplished. It does not abandon, but embraces, it does not hate and scoff, but it weeps and mourns. It is our all as Christians, and nothing can be more important.Amen. 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Holly Tree Farm / Cykel Architecture

first_imgPhotographs:  Jonathan Wherrett Text description provided by the architects. The house is located in Castle Forbes Bay in the Huon Valley Southern Tasmania. Designed for a young family whose original farm house on the property burnt down.Save this picture!© Jonathan WherrettRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAThe home was completed early 2012. The client delivered a rich and diverse brief. The site stunning and varied, To the south are forested hills, to the north cherry orchids and to the east the Huon river. The clients Jared and Sara are both working professionals and run various animals on the property.Save this picture!© Jonathan WherrettThe home was designed to accommodate a growing, busy young family and their pets. The home is nestled amongst existing rural buildings. Form and materials are both informed by the vernacular which surrounds the property. Materials from the old farmhouse have been included in the new home. The bricks in the passage is1 distinct example.Save this picture!© Jonathan WherrettSolar gain, natural light, views, protection from prevailing winds, pedestrian & vehicle access and build ability with reduced site disturbance also informed the design intent.Save this picture!© Jonathan WherrettThe house is passive solar, with large box windows for sitting, reading etc. Internally the floor is a concrete slab with hydronic floor heating, the slab is finished with a dark tinted Livos oil.Save this picture!© Jonathan WherrettExternal materials consist of concrete block, shadow clad smooth plywood with a paint finish and vertical Macrocarpa boards oil finish. Windows are aluminium frame thermal break powder coat finish with double glazed units.All ply wood interior lining is FSC and finished with locally fabricated oils, the passage way boxes with a tint of lime.Project gallerySee allShow lessVenice Biennale 2012: Ruta del PeregrinoArticlesVenice Biennale 2012: Feel the Ground. Wall House: One to One / Anupama KundooArticles Share Australia Save this picture!© Jonathan Wherrett+ 20 Share CopyHouses•Castle Forbes Bay, Australia Holly Tree Farm / Cykel Architecture ArchDaily 2012 Architects: Cykel Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/272352/holly-tree-farm-cykel-architecture Clipboard Photographs Houses Projects Area:  140 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Holly Tree Farm / Cykel ArchitectureSave this projectSaveHolly Tree Farm / Cykel Architecture CopyAbout this officeCykel ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesCastle Forbes BayAustraliaPublished on September 18, 2012Cite: “Holly Tree Farm / Cykel Architecture” 17 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore 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” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/272352/holly-tree-farm-cykel-architecture Clipboardlast_img read more

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Trynagoal Tea House / Nano Lucky Interior Design

first_imgPhotographs:  Shih-Chan HuangSave this picture!© Shih-Chan HuangRecommended ProductsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. This modern sheet metal-sided two-story wooden house in the remote lush green hills around Ali Mountain in central Taiwan features a quaint 1st-floor combination tea bar & reception area and a 2nd-floor traditional tea ceremony space featuring a Japanese-style raised floor and tea preparation area with sweeping views of the surrounding hills and valleys. The indoor spaces used repurposed wood from the family’s nearby multigenerational house, integrating the family spirit into this modern space.Save this picture!© Shih-Chan HuangThe client, a second-generation tea farmer, drew inspiration for this project from the Japanese drama Yasashii, featuring a remote coffee shop. The tin house echoes the theme built high in the tea-producing Ali mountain range. Carrying on family traditions and family spirit inspired the clients to salvage and repurpose timber from the old family home stamped with the grandfather’s name. Integrating the old with the new led to refashioning beams into cabinetry, doors, and tea ceremony table.Save this picture!© Shih-Chan HuangSave this picture!© Shih-Chan HuangThe structure is steel I-beams and wooden with corrugated sheet-metal siding to stand up to the elements. Interior spaces are natural wood with a granite counter bar for the downstairs service area. First-floor shelving highlights repurposed planks hung with modern industrial hardware melding the old with the new. Gold trimmed chairs and brass touches and hardware are used throughout, as well as a combination of antique and new hardware.Save this picture!PlanSave this picture!PlanThe small structure has a useable space of about 53 m2; divided equally between the first and second floors. The first floor has a service area with an indoor bar seating area and an outdoor window bar, and one small bathroom. The second floor is open with a tea ceremony area and a long communal tea ceremony table opposite.Save this picture!© Shih-Chan HuangGuests are welcomed with the calming outdoor window bar and deck opening into the reception downstairs tea bar area. The object is to bring guests into nature and taste the teas of the client. Accommodating for a variety of seating positions, the upstairs tea ceremony space is focused first on the sampling of teas and the views and scenery enhancing that experience. Bamboo, semi-transparent vertical curtain rolls allow for the transformation from the tasting to taking in of view.Save this picture!© Shih-Chan HuangAs the orientation of the tea house is northeast, the morning sun heat required adequate ventilation. Another aspect of the project was accommodating guests seating around the two upstairs tea ceremony areas. Floor mats and sunken spaces under the main tea table were needed to provide comfort for various people’s needs. Also, as the tea tasting experience involved both internal and external experiences, a way to mute the eye-catching scenery during the first step of the tasting was needed.Save this picture!© Shih-Chan HuangThe main challenges are the elevation at 2200m, rapidly changing weather, and the remoteness of the location. Construction was extended by 4 times the original plan due to delays caused by the rapidly changing mountain weather. The two-hour drive up windy mountain roads with no restaurants or other amenities created a logistical issue in providing food for the guests. Another challenge was incorporating original wood from the old family home.Save this picture!© Shih-Chan HuangProject gallerySee allShow lessYishan Pinnacle Flagship Store / ARCity OfficeSelected ProjectsGapyeong Glam Tree Resort / ArchiWorkshopSelected Projects Share Projects ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944868/trynagoal-tea-house-nano-lucky-interior-design Clipboard Taiwan (ROC) Trynagoal Tea House / Nano Lucky Interior Design “COPY” CopyAbout this officeNano Lucky Interior DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookTaiwan (ROC)Published on August 05, 2020Cite: “Trynagoal Tea House / Nano Lucky Interior Design” 04 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Trynagoal 茶馆 / Nano Lucky Interior Design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! 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Cuban women on progress of building socialism

first_imgYamila González Ferrer, Maritzel González, March 13.WW photo: Monica MooreheadEast Harlem, New York  — The July 26th Coalition, a solidarity group that supports the Cuban revolution, hosted a March 13 evening of information and open dialogue with two representatives of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) in New York City. The women were here participating in events held at the United Nations and hosted by the Commission on the Status of Women during International Working Women’s Month.Held at the office of Casa de las Americas in East Harlem, N.Y., the meeting presented a public platform for Maritzel González, foreign relations representative of the FMC, North America Region, and Yamila González Ferrer, from the National Union of Cuban Jurists, to enlighten activists on the advancements and ongoing challenges facing the Cuban socialist revolution, especially where strengthening women’s equality is concerned.The women eloquently raised that elevating the status of Cuban women is an evolving process tied to the broad historical context of more than 50 years of the U.S. blockade of Cuba; the loss of important trading partners, especially the former Soviet Union, for more than 20 years; and even the lack of natural and mineral resources. Some of these examples are rooted in the legacy of 500-plus years of combined Spanish and U.S. colonialism.Cuba’s national legislature, the National Assembly of People’s Power, is in the process of updating the family law which codified women’s rights inside and outside the home in the mid-1970s. They stated that while sexist attitudes still exist in Cuba, they have decreased. There is also discussion within the legislature to legalize same-sex relationships. These particular laws, along with others, are discussed amongst the entire Cuban population.The FMC, along with the Center for Sex Education, promotes a Day Against Homophobia in solidarity with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population.The women discussed how it was only with the mass mobilization of the people that Cuba was able to quickly and effectively evacuate thousands of people along the coastal city of Santiago when Superstorm Sandy hit last October. Cuba was hit with four hurricanes within one year and excluding Sandy, in which 11 deaths were reported, no lives were lost during the hurricanes. In the New York region, more than 100 people reportedly lost their lives to Sandy last October.The FMC, with its membership of 4 million, plays an integral role throughout all of Cuban society — including demanding the freedom of the Cuban Five political prisoners, four of whom are serving heavy sentences in U.S. prisons for defending Cuba’s sovereignty against U.S.-backed terrorist threats.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Indiana Crops Off to a Good Start in Most Areas

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Crops Off to a Good Start in Most Areas SHARE Indiana Crops off to a Good Start in Most AreasAccording to USDA, 64% of Indiana corn was rated as good to excellent. Early indications are we have a good crop underway. Eric Miller, agronomist with Pioneer, says early planted crops are looking good even with a cold, wet month of April.“I am watching crops planted May 7th and 8th, just before the weekend freeze; but everything planted before then is coming up fine,” he said.More sunny days are needed to get this crop catch up.“We need to keep the heat coming and with adequate moisture to keep this crop moving along,” said Miller. “We need to catch up from the lack of growing degree days in April.”Overall, Miller says growers are very pleased with how planting has gone and are optimistic about possible yields. Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – May 27, 2020 Facebook Twitter Indiana Crops Off to a Good Start in Most Areas Previous articleH-2A Positions Increase Five-Fold Since 2005Next articleFarmers Need More out of Next Payroll Protection Plan Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Congressman comes to campus to talk policy, inspire civic engagement

first_imgCRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance Twitter Facebook Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ printNext year’s midterm elections are still more than a year away, but the candidate who wants to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is already stumping for votes. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, stopped by campus Wednesday in an effort to appeal to those who have never voted. He talked with 30 people in the chambers of the Brown-Lupton University Union. “I’m making a bet for those who haven’t voted before,” O’Rourke said. “If we take a chance on them, they’re going to take a chance on us. Everyone deserves to be heard.” O’Rourke is mounting an underdog campaign. The last Democrat to win a senate seat in Texas was the late Senator Lloyd Bentsen who left office in 1993 to become Secretary of the Treasury. Add in that Cruz is an incumbent and the competition gets even harder. In 2016, 87 percent of senators won re-election and it was 82 percent in 2014, according to OpenSecrets.org. The congressman is taking this all in stride, launching a campaign that he said is focusing on the people instead of relying on money from special interests. O’Rourke said that money has a “corrosive” effect on elections so he is choosing not to take any money from Political Action Committees or Super PACs. O’Rourke is instead relying on the people of Texas and their individual donations to his campaign – the average of which is $44, he said. “We’re going to walk the walk, but run it in a different way,” O’Rourke said. “That’s why I’m here right now instead of following a Super PAC.” Anthony Deininger, the President of Young Democratic Leaders which co-sponsored the event, said O’Rourke was important to bring to campus because he is helping to fight the notion that Democrats can’t win in Texas.   “He faces some of the same challenges we do on campus with the state kind of thinking that everything is red,” Deininger said. “I think he is a great model to bring on campus to show the kind of fight that we’re fighting for.” Part of O’Rourke’s underdog candidate model focuses on appealing directly to voters instead of listening to campaign consultants. This is part of the reason he isn’t commissioning any polls. “What would the poll add to what we’re doing?” O’Rourke said. “I’m going to continue to talk about things I think are important. The best way for me to get a sense of what we’re doing is to keep traveling across the state.”O’Rourke said these in-person conversations he’s had on the campaign trail and at his monthly town halls have helped him learn more about his constituents and made him a “much better” representative. His in-person conversations Wednesday took him across a variety of policy issues, including a focus on immigration. O’Rourke talked about the decrease in apprehensions at the border between the year 2000, when there were around 1.6 million apprehensions, and 2016, when there were 400,000 apprehensions. O’Rourke argued that despite the documented increase in border security, members of congress still fixate on talking about border security instead of reforming the immigration system as a whole. Number of Nationwide ApprehensionsInfogram“The rhetoric connected to this versus the facts I am showing you right now is preventing us from going forward,” O’Rourke said. O’Rourke would also like to move forward on green energy, arguing that Texas’s high potential for solar energy brings the conversation to him. “Texas of all places in the world should take the lead on that,” O’Rourke said. “We need aggressive leadership to get us started.” This aggressive leadership is something O’Rourke promised to deliver on if elected, adding that he would never forget the Texans who got him there. O’Rourke said one of Cruz’s weaknesses is he started campaigning for president almost as soon as he was elected senator. O’Rourke took another swipe at his competition when answering a question about Twitter by alluding to when Cruz’s Twitter account liked a tweet which linked to a pornographic video. “I don’t want anyone to tweet for me or like anything for me,” O’Rourke said. “It’s run 100 percent by me.” This direct appeal to voters resonated well with many of those in attendance Wednesday. Graduate Student Joe Love, a registered Texas voter, said he was pleased by the congressman’s conversation.“I was super impressed,” Love said. “He talks about things I am super passionate in. He’s an all around a great candidate from my brief time with him here.” Several other students stopped O’Rourke after the scheduled talking time to go into more detail on a specific issue or to pose for a photo. One supporter questioned the congressman about the size of his bumper stickers, complaining that they were too small to be read from far away. O’Rourke’s campaign manager chimed in to say that new ones were in production and should be out next week.   O’Rourke used the opportunity to encourage everyone in the room interested in politics to get involved in a campaign, adding that he learned so much about politics from his time working on one as a freshly graduated college student.  Getting volunteers involved in politics is one of the main focuses of the other student organizations that co-sponsored the event, Women in Politics / Ignite, a non-partisan group. Women in Politics / Ignite Vice President Rachel Herrera said she hopes by bringing political speakers from both sides of the aisle she is able to convince more people to think critically and get involved in politics. “We like to open up that conversation to everyone because it does create such an important dialogue when you’re able to talk to people from both parties,” Herrera, said. “I’m really proud of how the event went today, we had really good questions from the audience.” O’Rourke ended up offering to be an unofficial campaign advisor to one of the Women in Politics / Ignite members if she decided to run for office. He said the key to a good campaign is getting to know the voters. “Folks just want to know you’re a good person and that they can trust you,” O’Rourke said. “Nothing can replace going and knocking on someone’s door.” Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Linkedin ReddIt Linkedin Elizabeth Campbell Facebook + posts Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfare Twitter Previous articleTCU Police are being ‘extra vigilant’ following attack of woman on Trinity TrailsNext articleVolleyball falls in Big 12 opener at West Virginia Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Alumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars ReddIt Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. 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Guinea: two reporters injured while covering Conakry protest

first_img @VisionGuinee RSF_en @RSF_Inter Organisation News Guinean journalist finally freed after being held for nearly three months Guinea is ranked 107th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on Guinea Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Guinea’s authorities to guarantee the safety of journalists in the field after two reporters were injured when police used force to break up an opposition demonstration in the Guinean capital, Conakry, on 14 November. News Fofana told RSF that he also tried to flee the police advance but was unable to run because he was “almost suffocated by the teargas” and fell when a policeman reached him. “He hit me in the face and then struck me violently in the thigh. Other policemen joined in and they beat me with their batons.” After taking Fofana’s phone, the police left him lying unconscious on the ground. A knife had been used to deliver the blow to his thigh. He had been easily identifiable as a journalist because he was wearing a vest with the word “Press.” News Journalists are often the victims of attacks and violence during political demonstrations in Guinea, but those responsible are rarely punished. Receive email alerts Newscenter_img May 19, 2021 Find out more Guinea : RSF and AIPS call for release of two imprisoned journalists November 16, 2019 Guinea: two reporters injured while covering Conakry protest “Such violence against clearly identified journalists is unacceptable,” said Assane Diagne, the head of RSF’s West Africa office. “The police must guarantee the safety of journalists and not obstruct them or attack them when they are doing their work. Impartial investigations must be carried out, and those responsible for these attacks must be identified and punished in accordance with the law.” GuineaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsEvents EnvironmentWomenImpunityViolence GuineaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsEvents EnvironmentWomenImpunityViolence April 15, 2021 Find out more to go further Guinean journalist’s continuing detention is “incomprehensible,” RSF says Help by sharing this information Mamadou Djiwo Bah of the LoupeGuinee news website and Alhassane Fofana of the MosaiqueGuinee news website were covering a protest organized by the National Front for the Defence of the Constitution (FNDC) against a third term for President Alpha Condé when police advanced on the protesters firing massive amounts of teargas. April 9, 2021 Find out more Bah lost consciousness as a result of the teargas and, after she fell to the ground, other demonstrators trampled on her in the scramble to flee the advancing police and the teargas.last_img read more

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San Marino Congregational United Church of Christ – Bad Weather Shelter Volunteer Project

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Faith & Youth San Marino Congregational United Church of Christ – Bad Weather Shelter Volunteer Project Published on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 | 4:19 pm Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Top of the News Community News Once again this year, San Marino Congregational United Church of Christ has elected to be an important part of the Bad Weather Shelter project for the homeless of the San Gabriel Valley. Sponsored by ECPAC (Ecumenical Council Pasadena Area Churches), the Bad Weather Shelter provides shelter for homeless individuals and families each night in January and February. This church has volunteered to set up the bedding and provide a meal each Tuesday which was initiated on January and February (except for Jan. 24 and Feb. 21) in the gymnasium of the Pasadena Covenant Church.The 2011 Pasadena Homeless Count recorded that there were 1,216 homeless individuals on a given night in Pasadena. From 2005 until 2008 the number of homeless had decreased but with the economic climate changing, the number increased 7% this year over last and 21% since 2008.During the 2010 season when the San Marino Congregational United Church of Christ also volunteered, the Bad Weather Shelter housed 847 unduplicated individuals over the course of 74 days. This includes 487 men, 230 women, 60 girls and 65 boys. Fifty-nine families were served at the shelter this past season.San Marino Congregational United Church of Christ, 2560 Huntington Drive, San Marino, (626) 292-2080 or visit www.sanmarinoucc.org.last_img read more

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PBAF Emergency Relief Fund

first_img Previous articleMusical FundraiserNext articleTEXAS VIEW: Life skills to know as students transition to adulthood admin Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest By admin – May 19, 2018 Facebook Local News Twitter Permian Basin Relief FundWildfires have returned to the Trans Pecos region. While considerable state and federal resources have been deployed to the region, it is unclear when the fires will be fully contained.Individuals wanting to assist with needs associated with the fires and firefighters are encouraged to send donations to the PBAF Emergency Relief Fund.Those wishing to donate may do so by sending donations to: PBAF Emergency Relief Fund, 3312 Andrews Highway, Midland, Texas 79703.Permian Basin Area Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.For more information, call Guy McCrary or Aaron Bedell at 617-3213. WhatsApp PBAF Emergency Relief Fundlast_img read more

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RoboSense Releases the Latest Version of its Sensor Evaluation System for Autonomous Driving

first_img Previous articleNational Geographic and Double Oscar® Nominee Cynthia Erivo Reveal Highly Anticipated Premiere Date and New Trailer for the Emmy® Award-Winning Anthology Series, GENIUS: ARETHANext articleTesla Store & Service Center in Chicago Metro Area Acquired by Sentinel Net Lease for $10.5MM Digital AIM Web Support Facebook SHENZHEN, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– RoboSense LiDAR ( https://robosense.ai/ ) today released the latest version of the ground truth data system and evaluation tool chain RS-Reference 2.1, used for LiDARs and multi-sensor fusion systems performance evaluation. The original RS-Reference version was launched in the market in 2016, when the automotive-grade MEMS solid-state LiDAR RS-LiDAR-M1 project was established. Used by global OEMs and Tier1s, the system has been continuously improved and upgraded with more efficient and useful evaluation function modules and software tool chains. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005689/en/ (Photo: Business Wire) While the evaluation function modules can be liked to an exam, the ground truth data is the “answer” for the evaluation of the perception system. Therefore, the accuracy of ground truth data must be significantly higher than the device under test (DuT) in all aspects including detection performance and geometric error. The ground truth data, usually stored in the PB-Level, includes dynamic information such as obstacle types, speeds, and locations, and static information such as lane lines and road boundaries. Data labeling quality and data generation efficiency are the key factors to ground truth data.The RS-Reference system provides a set of ground truth data generation and evaluation solutions, and outputs detection performance and geometric error indicators with a labeling efficiency close to 1:1. This is significantly more accurate than real-time perception, manual labeling and traditional labeling tools.High performance and mature sensor data collection system: the RS-Reference system contains the RoboSense 128-beam LiDAR RS-Ruby, Leopard camera, Continental 408 millimeter-wave radar, GI-6695 RTK, and two added RoboSense RS-Bpearl LiDAR for near-field blind spots in the 2.1 version.Detached roof-mounted deployment without vehicle body modification: the RS-Reference system adapts to different vehicle sizes, does not occupy the sensor installation position of the DuTs, and directly evaluates the intelligent driving system that is consistent with the sensor sets of commercial vehicles.Vastly improved/accumulated perception algorithm and offline processing mechanism: The algorithm is key to smart labeling instead of manual labeling, and is responsible for the extraction of ground truth data. The RS-Reference system uses a customized and dedicated offline perception algorithm, which is the product of RoboSense’s 13+ years’ of accumulated experience of LiDAR sensing algorithm technology. It performs a “full life process tracking and identification” for each obstacle data, and extracts all ground truth data from each frame. The RS-Reference system can pick up speed and acceleration labeling, and accurately delineate the size of the labeling frame through comprehensive shape and size information. The system is also capable of accurately dividing obstacles that are in close proximity to each other in complex scenes.Full-stack evaluation tool chain: it includes data collection tools, sensor calibration tools, visualization tools, manual verification tools, evaluation tools, etc. The 2.1 version upgrades the data management platform and adds the scene semantic labeling function that serves every step of the evaluation process.Individual sensor evaluation in the multi-sensor fusion system: not only can the RS-Reference system evaluate the result of intelligent driving’s perception fusion, but it can also provide targeted solutions based on the features of different types of sensors such as LiDAR, millimeter wave radar, and camera. Dedicated or customized tool modules can be developed according to customer needs for further in-depth analysis of the performance of the sensing system.Extended application value of the RS-Reference: includes planning and control algorithm development support, which is able to generate massive ground truth data to build simulation scenes, and can evaluate road-side perception systems. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005689/en/ CONTACT: Cassie Gong [email protected] 86-15507590175 KEYWORD: CHINA ASIA PACIFIC INDUSTRY KEYWORD: AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING SOFTWARE SOURCE: RoboSense Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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