SIM announces first recipient of SIM/Mercer Challenge scholarship

first_img Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL [The Society for the Increase of the Ministry press release] The Society for the Increase of the Ministry (“SIM”) and the Mercer Fund of the Diocese of Long Island (“Mercer”) announce the awarding of the initial SIM/Mercer Challenge Scholarship to Jason Daniel Roberson, a postulant from The Episcopal Church in South Carolina and Grace Church, Charleston and his sponsoring bishop, the Rt. Rev. Charles vonRosenberg.  The scholarship covers Mr. Roberson’s tuition, room and board.Mr. Roberson completed his graduate studies with a M.A. in Spanish Linguistics at Penn State University and a M.A. in Hispanic Language and Civilization at NYU’s Madrid campus in Spain.  With a vibrant interest in mission and outreach both locally and around the world, Mr. Roberson felt called “to serve the mission of The Episcopal Church and its inclusivity of all peoples, cultures, and languages around the world.  Language and culture are integral parts of who we are as spiritual human beings.  We can see that beauty in God’s work being done right here in our own parish in South Carolina and around the world.”  Mr. Roberson will begin his Master of Divinity course at The General Theological Seminary in September 2014.About the SIM/Mercer Challenge ScholarshipSIM developed this exciting, merit-based scholarship program—the SIM/Mercer Challenge—in partnership with Mercer.  Traditionally SIM and Mercer have been leading providers of small “need-based” grants to many Episcopal seminarians.   The SIM/Mercer Challenge addresses the reality that the church needs to suitably and responsibly fund theological education for attracting highly gifted individuals with calls to become Episcopal priests.  In particular, the SIM/Mercer Challenge Scholarship Committee seeks such individuals who also have demonstrated the aptitudes and spiritual bearings to be leaders in the church today and tomorrow.The SIM/Mercer Scholarship offers merit-based full theological education and formation scholarships for bishops to use to proactively identify and recruit future ordained leaders for the ministries that will revitalize the church.SIM is embarking on a major capital campaign to expand the SIM/Mercer Challenge Scholarship program.About SIMSince 1857, when SIM was founded to “aid suitable persons for the Episcopal ministry in acquiring a thorough education,” SIM has awarded more than $6 million in needs-based assistance to over 5,000 men and women. Typically 20-25% of Episcopal seminarians are receiving SIM grants each year. Almost 30% of diocesan bishops received a SIM grant. In recent years, as the only organization raising funds on a national basis for support available to all Episcopal seminarians, SIM has become all the more important to The Episcopal Church as resources for theological education support at the national, diocesan and parish levels have steadily diminished.About the Mercer FundThe Mercer Fund was established in 1956 as a result of a bequest from the family of George W. Mercer, Jr.  It provides funds for the Mercer School of Theology on Long Island and for scholarships for those studying in Episcopal seminaries.ContactTo learn more about the SIM/Mercer Scholarship, please contact:Thomas Moore IIIExecutive Director120 Sigourney StreetHartford, CT 06105Office: (860) 233-1732Fax: (860) 233-2644eMail: [email protected]: www.simministry.org Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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House H / Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu

first_img 2008 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/442380/house-h-architecten-de-vylder-vinck-taillieu Clipboard Area:  99 m² Area:  99 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House H / Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu Belgium House H / Architecten de Vylder Vinck TaillieuSave this projectSaveHouse H / Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu 2008 Save this picture!© Filip Dujardin+ 22 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/442380/house-h-architecten-de-vylder-vinck-taillieu Clipboard Projects “COPY” Year:  CopyHouses, Renovation, Extension•Belgium ArchDaily Architects: architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Photographs Houses photographs:  Filip DujardinPhotographs:  Filip Dujardin Save this picture!© Filip DujardinText description provided by the architects. Where are we? What do we see? What is? What is a bit different. Just that bit different. Actually different. Starting again from where we are. What we are. Who we are. Transcription of the surroundings. Save this picture!© Filip DujardinThe sequence of outbuildings, one built behind the other, makes way for an uninterrupted view of a garden that stretches back for 320 metres and is replaced by a single extra room. And the old house can go back to doing what it used to do. What it was built for: kitchen and dining room. Save this picture!© Filip DujardinThe new room does not distinguish itself from its surroundings. Made from the same materials. But that bit different. Put together differently. Different details. Different presentation. Wall, floor, ceiling. Concrete slabs from the garden walls. Room of garden walls. Garden room. Save this picture!© Filip DujardinEveryday. Ordinary. How can we be ordinary? How can we be ordinary… Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessFitzroy House / Techne ArchitectsSelected ProjectsVilla for Girls / Soliscolomer y AsociadosSelected Projects Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officearchitecten De Vylder Vinck TaillieuOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationExtensionHousesRefurbishmentBelgiumPublished on October 29, 2013Cite: “House H / Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu” 29 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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E+ / Interface Studio Architects

first_img “COPY” United States Projects Engineering Design Build Inc CopyAbout this officeInterface Studio ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBostonHousingWoodHousesUnited StatesPublished on May 25, 2015Cite: “E+ / Interface Studio Architects” 25 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore 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 Structural Engineer: Manufacturers: PentalQuartz ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/633320/e-interface-studio-architects Clipboard Architects: Interface Studio Architects Area Area of this architecture project E+ / Interface Studio ArchitectsSave this projectSaveE+ / Interface Studio Architects Area:  7883 ft² Photographs E+ / Interface Studio Architects Mep / Solar:Engineering Design Build, IncLeed Consultant:Interface Studio ArchitectsHers Rater:Conservation Services GroupDeveloper:UrbanicaSolar:Transformations Solar, Engineering Design Build IncCity:BostonCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sam Oberter PhotographyRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEALouvers / ShuttersRabel Aluminium SystemsElectric Folding Shading System – Rabel 14000Text description provided by the architects. E+ // 226 – 232 Highland consists four new three-story wood-frame homes in Roxbury. The project is a part of the City of Boston’s Energy Plus (E+) Green Building Program, a pilot initiative to develop energy positive market rate sustainable housing. The architect and developer were selected through a design competition organized by the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the development of a vacant City Owned parcel in the Roxbury neighborhood.Save this picture!Courtesy of UrbanicaSite DescriptionAs the site significantly slopes, the homes cascade down the hill to express the unique character of the site and to allow for ideal solar orientation. The massing mediates the corner condition by striking a diagonal setback along the main frontage and opens up the side yard to relate to the park across the streetSave this picture!Site PlanDesign ConceptThe design process began with an elemental box — simple and affordable to construct, and predictable in its ability to be tightly air sealed and insulated. The box is deformed through three operations: 1) the buildings step down the block in response to the local urban context, 2) the roofs are sloped to maximize solar geometry for photovoltaic panels and 3) a “reverse bay window” at each unit allows for generous natural light, cross ventilation and echoes the playful surface geometries of the context.Save this picture!© Sam Oberter PhotographyGreen buildingThe homes are certified LEED Platinum LEED for Homes and have achieved HERS ratings between -6 and -9 (across all four homes). The building envelopes are designed to be thermally robust: double-stud wall construction, high insulation levels, prevention of air infiltration at seams and transitions, and the installation of triple-glazed high performance windows all help to reduce heating and cooling energy use.Save this picture!© Transformations SolarThe project utilizes high efficiency HRVs (Heat Recovery Ventilator) for air exchange and ductless mini split systems to provide heating and cooling. Hard surface flooring, cleanable walk-off mats and areas to promote shoe removal beside the entryway all seek to create an environment with fewer respiratory irritants than a typical home. Interior finishes include low VOC paints and FSC certified cabinetry. All appliances are Energy Star rated.Save this picture!Ventilation DiagramEfficient and optimum value engineered framing strategies helped to reduce construction waste during the build process. Low flow toilets, faucets and showerheads and drought tolerant landscaping minimize overall water consumption. Permeable paving and site infiltration strategies also help to put less strain on local municipal water systems.Save this picture!Courtesy of UrbanicaRenewable energyThe project reduces its environmental impact through a combination of active and passive energy strategies. The design incorporates onsite solar photovoltaic electricity production, natural day lighting, super insulated building envelope, passive ventilation, and site water management tactics. Each home is equipped with 38 Solar PV panels and a solar thermal panel to provide energy and hot water for the house. The energy output is targeted to exceed the demands of the occupants, with surplus to be sold back to the grid.Save this picture!DiagramThe lush and verdant landscape design uses native New England plant types that are low maintenance and drought tolerant. Designs for both the architecture and landscape aim to be simultaneously contextual and contemporary.Sustainable neighborhoodSave this picture!© Sam Oberter PhotographyRoxbury is an eclectic neighborhood with lots of character and charm. We hope our project will contribute to the rich history and social fabric of the neighborhood. The architecture of the project introduces rich patterning through cladding components and formal gestures to create unique textures and visual rhythms. The urban infill location of the site affords great connectivity to mass transportation and amenities in the area.A comprehensive public awareness program through website, signage, presentation and tours has educated the neighborhood at large on sustainable green building strategies. We hope the project will be a catalyst in helping to educate a new generation of local green collar workers and stimulate the local economy and job opportunities.Save this picture!Neighborhood PlanOne of the four approximately 2000 SF +/- townhomes in the project is being offered at 80% AMI, while three of the townhomes will be market rate. The goal is to support the mixed-income nature of the neighborhood while providing housing equity for local residents.Save this picture!Courtesy of UrbanicaProject gallerySee allShow lessOlafur Eliasson To Bring LEGO Installation “The Collectivity Project” To The High LineArchitecture NewsLonely Houses: Sejkko’s Surreal Photos of Traditional Portuguese HomesMisc Share ArchDaily Save this picture!© Sam Oberter Photography+ 18 Sharecenter_img Photographs:  Sam Oberter Photography, Transformations Solar Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Civil Engineer: Urbanica Construction “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/633320/e-interface-studio-architects Clipboard MEP: Houses Builder: C.L.G. Associates Urbanica Design DM Berg Consultants PC CopyHouses•Boston, United States Architect of Record: last_img read more

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Dorgenois Residence / Colectivo

first_imgCopyAbout this officeColectivoOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNew OrleansUnited StatesPublished on January 13, 2018Cite: “Dorgenois Residence / Colectivo” 12 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884511/dorgenois-residence-colectivo Clipboard Dorgenois Residence / ColectivoSave this projectSaveDorgenois Residence / Colectivo “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884511/dorgenois-residence-colectivo Clipboard Save this picture!© Michael Wong+ 30Curated by María Francisca González Share “COPY” ArchDaily 2016 Photographs:  Michael Wong Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img CopyHouses•New Orleans, United States Architects: Colectivo Area Area of this architecture project United States Dorgenois Residence / Colectivo Area:  1400 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Photographs Year:  Manufacturers: Huber Engineered, Western States Metal RoofingArchitect In Charge:Seth WeltyCity:New OrleansCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Michael WongRecommended ProductsCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. This project- a home in New Orleans-  was designed, built, and owned by the architects that worked on it. This was born partially out of a desire to explore less-traditional roles for architecture firms; partially to act as the guinea pigs for their own architectural ideas and whims, and partially out of the indulgence of using one’s own hands to build the work they design.  Save this picture!© Michael WongThe group purchased the substandard vacant lot in a public auction held by New Orleans’ Redevelopment Authority, with the stipulation that winning bidder had only 12 months to design, permit, build, and occupy on the little 30’ x 90’ lot. These restrictive timeline and design challenges were counterweighted by the endearing qualities of the dense, lively neighborhood and the lush, live oak lined street; each of which lended themselves to the site and massing strategy for the house.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe broad design approach involved positioning the main living area on the upper floor to engage the tree canopy, providing a sense of cozy loftiness reminiscent of a child’s treehouse.   The lower volume has an exterior “carriageway” carved through the entire mass, creating covered outdoor space (the width and length based on the long linear tables used for communal crawfish boils) allowing a sense of extensiveness on the deceptively small lot.    Save this picture!© Michael WongAn interior double height volume is carved into the front of the house; affording deeper visual access to the upper tree canopy, and connecting the public areas on the ground floor to the semi-public area on the second.   A similar high volume was positioned in the rear of the house which gives a view into the high night sky when laying in bed in the evening.Save this picture!© Michael WongThe main mass of the building is positioned to align with and continue the streetfront edge established by the existing homes on the street. Through variance and negotiation with the City of New Orleans, the front stoop cantilevers beyond the property line in order to align with the historic stoop condition along the streetfront.Save this picture!DiagramSave this picture!SectionThe building itself is a modest 1400 SF, and is arranged to operate as either a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home- or two smaller units (a 2 Bed / 1.5 Bath and 1 Bed / 1 Bath) unit to allow short and long term flexibility for the owners. Save this picture!© Michael WongProject gallerySee allShow lessZhujiadian B&B School / Land-Based Rationalism D-R-CSelected ProjectsOriginal Bakery / D+space designSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

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Berta Joubert-Ceci on Puerto Rico’s crisis: ‘Extend the vision to a horizon of socialism’

first_imgBerta Joubert CeciThis talk was presented on Nov. 18 to the Workers World Party National Conference.Comrades and friends, thanks to the Bolshevik Revolution, we know that a life with dignity is possible under socialism. That it is not a dream or utopia. To live in a place that is affordable and in good condition. To not have to worry because you need to see a doctor but you have no insurance. That you or your children can study without having the burden of tens of thousands of dollars in debt. That the industries can be controlled by the workers for the benefit of the community, and not for Wall Street. And that all the services and utilities needed are run, not to make profits for a few, but to enhance the quality of life of all.If there is a place now where there’s an urgent need to look beyond the bleak existing conditions and extend the vision to a horizon of socialism, it is in my country, Puerto Rico. The cruelty of the most despicable imperialist domination is being exercised now in this colony of the United States.What is happening? Last year, the U.S. Congress passed a law called Promesa to impose a fiscal control board that would make Puerto Rico pay an illegitimate public debt of $74 billion. A debt that U.S. banks created in the first place! This board started imposing a neoliberal austerity program, cutting pensions, closing schools, cutting drastically the budget of the 78 municipalities of the Puerto Rican archipelago. We must point out that the municipalities are the ones responsible for the day-to-day operations of the cities, so, without enough money, they are obligated to cut essential services.Then came Irma and María, two hurricanes in just two weeks. María particularly devastated the inhabited islands of Culebra, Vieques and Isla Grande (Puerto Rico). Thousands of houses were completely demolished; roofs blown off. Wind and water caused tremendous damage everywhere. Vegetation was gone, flattened; gone were the banana and coffee plantations. Most cattle farms, gone. Country and mountain roads, gone. Bridges collapsed. Entire communities became isolated. The whole electrical system broke down; there was no telephone service. Suddenly, Puerto Rico was pushed back 100 years.Today, at 58 days — two months — after María, the situation is not much different. In spite of a virtual U.S. military occupation — the U.S. sent troops, supposedly to help in reconstruction — people, principally in the mountains, have not seen them; in spite of the infamous Federal Emergency Management Agency, in spite of the millions of dollars wasted in contractors and consultants of all types, the people of Puerto Rico are still suffering, are still dying. The majority of the people have no electricity, and that means no hot meals, no ventilation in 90-degree weather, no lifesaving machines. Small hospitals had to close.But if the hurricane was a catastrophe, nothing equals the catastrophe of the so-called reconstruction. It should be called instead “real destruction.” María has served Puerto Rico on a silver platter to U.S. capital. Capitalism in this decadent stage was already trying for several years to dismantle and restructure Puerto Rico in order to suit its current needs. María has given imperialism a golden opportunity.Privatization pushedThe privatization of public services — particularly electricity and education — is being pushed very rapidly. They are moving their agenda quickly to take advantage of the lack of consistent communication. Since there is very little communication and people are unable to keep up with the news and developments through television or radio, the progressive movement cannot respond as the circumstances require.It is still difficult to make a cellphone call, for example. When the telephone company was privatized in the late 1990s, the system grids installed were very inferior and weaker than those of the previous national telephone company. They definitely were not built with a storm-prone island in mind.The corruption inherent to capitalism is being exposed. The flurry of multimillion-dollar contracts being authorized is obscene. One example is the Whitefish contract. Puerto Rico is bankrupt, but the Ricky Roselló government signed a contract to repair the whole electric system throughout the island with a two-year-old, unknown company from Montana that had only two employees — for $300 million. The interesting part is that the Whitefish chief executive officer, Andy Techmanski, is a friend of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in the Trump administration. Zinke is also from Whitefish, Montana!Then, since there was a great deal of criticism — mostly from the U.S. and international media — portraying Puerto Rico as a laughing stock — the governor decided to cancel the deal.At the same time, it was reported that the American Public Power Association, based in Washington, publicized that the Puerto Rican government had not asked for the activation of the mutual aid arrangement that would have helped the system recover more quickly and inexpensively. This is an association of all the public electric companies in the U.S.The real purpose behind this failure is to make the people accept privatization of the electric service. Tired of not having electricity for the most basic needs, many people are already saying that they do not care who provides the service, they just want it re-established.To make the situation more dire, the U.S. government has also prevented Puerto Rico from getting help from other countries. For example, the U.S. has refused aid offered by Cuba, Venezuela and Mexico. The Sindicato Mexicano de Electricistas, the union of electrical workers in Mexico, had offered a brigade of skilled workers. Cuba offered a mobile hospital staffed with 35 doctors and another brigade of electrical workers. Venezuela offered a ship loaded with much needed diesel fuel for generators. But the colonial ruler rejected all these offers.The other sector targeted for privatization is the education system. It is no coincidence that the current governor contracted a Philadelphian, Julia Keleher — not a Puerto Rican — for secretary of education. She is a promoter of charter schools and now is carrying out an aggressive plan preventing the opening of schools in the island. As a consequence, thousands of families are leaving Puerto Rico to get to the U.S. just to have the possibility of enrolling their children in school.Parents, teachers reactHer justification for not opening the schools is that they are not in operable condition after María. But parents, teachers and even the students have targeted school after school for debris cleanup, painting and general reconditioning. They want their schools open and are working firmly for that end.The movement to open schools now in Puerto Rico is a wonderful development, full of promise. It is a community-based effort where parents and teachers hold assemblies to plan the course of action. In a way, it could be an embryo of a Soviet formation. They are happening all over the island. And they are being organized independently, since there is still lack of communication. The glue that holds them together is their will to keep education free, to have their schools opened.They are defying the secretary’s orders. They hold press conferences. They hold daily picket lines in front of their schools. They organize fundraisers. The rest of the community in many places is involved. The Puerto Rican Teachers Federation along several other organizations just filed a suit against the secretary and already many schools scheduled for closure have been opened due to the pressure of these actions.The defense of public schools in Puerto Rico could very easily turn into the defense of the country.One last aspect I wanted to touch on is the so-called hurricane aid.There are many calls for aid and assistance to the victims of the hurricane. Of course it is all needed. The necessities are enormous. But one thing must be made very clear: The U.S. government has an obligation to the Puerto Rican people.The call is not for aid or charity. They owe the Puerto Rican people for all the crimes committed: for the invasion in 1898; for the repression and persecution of independentistas; for the destruction of our agriculture; for the forced sterilization of women; for the contamination of Vieques and Culebra by the U.S. Navy; for the contamination of soil, water and air by pharmaceutical and petrochemical plants; for the imposition of a Jones Act that makes shipping the most expensive in the world; for the forced migration that is leaving the island depopulated; for so many other crimes; and above all, for the crime of denying the people of Puerto Rico the right of sovereignty and independence.Puerto Rico is suffering, the nation is being torn apart, families are dismembered. But what Puerto Rico needs now is not charity, it is justice and solidarity!Cancel the odious debt!Open the borders to international solidarity!Repeal the Jones and Promesa laws!U.S. military and FEMA out of Puerto Rico!Power to the people!Free Puerto Rico!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Indiana Farmers Getting More out of CFAP 2

first_img By Eric Pfeiffer – Nov 18, 2020 SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Indiana Farmers Getting More out of CFAP 2 Audio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/cfap-2-wrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.December 11 is the deadline to sign up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) 2. Indiana Farm Service Agency Executive Director Steve Brown says that here in Indiana, CFAP 2 has already paid out more than the first CFAP.“In CFAP 1 we disbursed $250.8 million and CFAP 2, as of (Tuesday), we’re at $338.5 million. So, we have issued more dollars in CFAP 2.”Brown says the increase is for a couple of reasons. They have had more producers sign up for CFAP 2 than they had in the original CFAP, but also changes to the CFAP program really benefitted Indiana farmers.“CFAP 2 was based on planted acres and a set rate where CFAP 1 was based on bushels sold. I really think our producers probably did a really good job of marketing and we didn’t have a lot of grain on hand after January 1 for CFAP 1.”Brown says they’re keeping very busy in their county FSA offices with the CFAP 2 deadline approaching. Dec. 11 is also the deadline for dairy producers to sign up for the Dairy Margin Coverage Program. Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farmers Getting More out of CFAP 2 Previous articleNational 4-H Council Awarded $3 Million to Support 4-H at HomeNext articleWhat Trade Policy Could Look Like Under Biden Administration Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

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The Skiff: March 18, 2021

first_imgThe Skiff: Digital IssuesThe Skiff: March 18, 2021By Alexandra Lang – March 18, 2021 494 Facebook Linkedin The Skiff: April 15, 2021 printVol. 119, Issue 20: COVID-19 vaccination site continuesAlso: Women’s teams leading the way for TCU athletics, Pi Kapp Push will look different during COVID-19Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more info Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ The Skiff: April 1, 2021 Life in Fort Worth Facebook Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ Linkedin Alexandra Lang is a Journalism and Political Science double major from San Antonio, Texas. She has worked for TCU360 since her freshman year, and she is currently the Executive Editor of The Skiff. Previous articleTCU News Now 3/17/2021Next articleHoroscope: March 18, 2021 Alexandra Lang ReddItcenter_img The Skiff: April 8, 2021 ReddIt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter + posts The Skiff Graduation Issue: April 22, 2021 Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ Twitter Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes Alexandra Lang last_img read more

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Jailed for holding knife to garda’s throat

first_imgFacebook Advertisement WhatsApp Print Linkedin NewsLocal NewsJailed for holding knife to garda’s throatBy admin – April 22, 2010 777 center_img Twitter Email Previous articleCommunity in shock after fatal fireNext articleChildren playing in puddles of sewerage admin FLANKED by prison officers dressed in full riot gear, 31-year-old Daniel D’arcy was brought to Limerick Circuit Court last week where he pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and criminal damage in June 2008.D’arcy received a three year prison sentence for attempting to flea the scene of the burglary when he held a knife to the throat of a female garda attending the scene. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Daniel D’arcy, of no fixed abode, was said to have been involved in a very serious incident and was returned to prison under tight security.last_img read more

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Henry Schein One Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 Henry Schein One Appoints New Chief Executive Officer Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Previous articleSecret Launches Breakthrough in Underarm Skin Health With DERMA+ AntiperspirantNext articlePull out the sheet pan for a homemade twist to pizza night Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Facebook Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp TAGS  last_img read more

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Wonder Girls summer camp scheduled

first_img Wonder Girls summer camp scheduled Pinterest WhatsApp Wonder Girls, Crisis Center of West Texas’s girls summer camp is scheduled for July 12 through July 16.Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Girls entering grades five through eight can enjoy a week of coding, science experiments, creative projects, CCWTX lessons, and more, a news release said.The camp will be located at Crossroads Odessa, 6901 East State Highway 191 in Odessa.The cost for each camper is $100, which includes five days of camp, breakfast and lunch every day, two camp shirts, and all the supplies needed for a week of fun, the release said. Additionally, there are a limited number of scholarships available. Those interested may apply even if the cost of camp is a concern. If you are interested in receiving a scholarship, email Elizabeth Teixeira at [email protected] you want to donate to support scholarships visit http://bit.ly/WGDonate or www.ccwtx.org/wondergirls.Wonder Girls is for rising fifth through eighth grade girls. Any girl in the Permian Basin who is entering grades five through eight in fall 2021 is invited to apply.COVID protocols will be enforced to keep campers, staff, and volunteers safe. Health screenings will be conducted every morning for everyone at camp, sanitizer will available and spaces will be cleaned multiple times a day, the release said.Applications are due by 6 p.m. June 19. Apply at: bit.ly/WonderGirls21.More information: tinyurl.com/tdaph82p.For more information, contact Prevention Services Director Elizabeth Teixeira at [email protected], or 432-333-2527. By Odessa American – May 26, 2021 Pinterest Twitter Facebook Previous articleUTPB STEM Academy Middle School Cardboard Boat RacesNext articleMayor seeks clergy push for ordinance Odessa American Local News Twitter WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

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