Church of South India looks to establish ‘child-friendly churches’ in…

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Posted Jun 11, 2018 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Children 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC [Anglican Commuion News Service] Sunday school teachers and Christian educators from the Diocese of Karnataka North in the united Church of South India have received training to develop child-friendly churches. They gathered at the CSI Synod Centre in Chennai for three days of training, sponsored by Evangelical Mission in Solidarity, a German-based mission agency. The training was organised as part of a challenge “to reach out to children with a commitment to establish God’s reign in this present world.”Read the entire article here. Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Asia, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Church of South India looks to establish ‘child-friendly churches’ in Karnataka North Rector Pittsburgh, PAlast_img read more

A look back at the successful 1997 British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa

first_imgThursday Jul 26, 2012 A look back at the successful 1997 British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa There’s just under a year to go until the next British & Irish Lions tour, which as we all know will take place in Australia. Total Rugby recently took a look back at what happened on the last successful Lions tour, which was 15 years ago in South Africa. As with the 2009 tour, The British & Irish Lions of 1997 travelled to South Africa to take on the World Champions in their own backyard. The series will always be remembered for that moment of brilliance from Jeremy Guscott, a late dropgoal that sealed the win in the second Test.“The Lions have provided most of my best moments in rugby, but that 1997 tour will always have pride of place. Nothing I could ever do will match the achievement of that tour, even if you rolled up all the Grand Slams, cup finals and league titles into one,” Guscott said.“If you’d seen me spraying drop-kicks all over the pitch in training during the previous week off the outside of my foot, off the inside of my foot, off the end of my toes you would have bet as much money on me putting it over as you would on a one-legged man in a backside-kicking competition.“The moment is frozen in time in my memory. Probably because freezing was what was most on my mind. As the ball drifted towards me through the arc of the floodlights everything seemed to happen in slow-motion. I prayed it wouldn’t miss. I prayed it wouldn’t be charged down.“The sense of elation I felt when I eventually looked up and saw the drop soar between the posts will stay with me forever,” he added.In 2013 the Lions face a different challenge as they take on the Wallabies, a team currently ranked 2nd in the world. As we saw with a strong Wales side recently, it will be tight, but at the end of the series it’s the results that matter.With the correct management team and player selection, the 2013 British & Irish Lions will have a good chance, but as Fran Cotton and Jim Telfer explain in the video below, to win a Lions series down south you have to have everything working for you, including the mental edge.– What is your favourite memory from the 1997 tour?– If you could pick the 2013 Lions side today, who would you choose? ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

River Road House / Whitney Powers

first_imgArchDaily Architects: Whitney Powers Photographs Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeWhitney PowersOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesCharlestonUnited StatesPublished on April 07, 2011Cite: “River Road House / Whitney Powers” 07 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesPlumbingSanifloMacerator – Saniaccess®3WoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – SplashAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelEducationalLamitechChalk boardCarpetsCarpet ConceptCarpet – Eco IquMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard United States Photographs:  Whitney PowersText description provided by the architects. According to the architect, Whitney Powers, the clients wanted a very modern and very sustainable 5000-square-foot home/compound built on a long, narrow site that is positioned between an expansive coastal landscape and a deep, second growth maritime forest. The compound includes a four-bedroom “main” house with combination living/kitchen and dining/library areas, a master bedroom/home office suite, and a two-bedroom guest wing. Opportunities to expand life into the outdoors include a screen porch, second floor terraces, and a deck level pool. Save this picture!© Whitney PowersRecommended ProductsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagLaser-Cutting ServicesWood Boards / HPL PanelsEGGERPerfectSense Gloss Lacquered BoardsWoodLunawoodTimber Cladding – Luna Triple ShadowArchitect’s Statement The site gave us the opportunity to use forms and spaces to sculpt the compound into the landscape by breaking the spatial requirements into three distinct sections. The main house rests at the center, flanked on one side by a guest wing and on the other by the master bedroom/home office suite. The three sections form a U-shaped courtyard around a central swimming pool. And the three sections can be heated or cooled independently so that the entire compound doesn’t have to use energy if not in use. Save this picture!© Whitney PowersThe site also allowed us to create two very different ways of experiencing the house. From the entrance road, which winds through the dappled shade of the maritime forest, the house presents a more solid, private face with fenestration that “hints at” what is behind the façade. No two windows are the same. The house’s seclusion in the landscape also inspired us to create a “labyrinthine” covered stone entry court tucked underneath the main house to the left of the garage. From there, a staircase rises to the main deck and entrance. The façade facing the approaching driveway features copper cladding that will mellow to a green patina in time, reducing the large home’s visual impact on the site. Save this picture!© Whitney PowersBeyond the more “mysterious” entrance, the opposite elevation is dramatically open to the landscape and waterway through an abundance of glazing, terraces and multi-level decking. Deep roof overhangs protect the interior from the harsh summer sun while the windows provide natural illumination and ventilation. The roof above the main house tilts upward to create space for clerestory windows that also provide natural ventilation and daylight. Save this picture!© Whitney PowersThe entire compound’s modern vocabulary welcomed flat rooflines, which allowed us to install a vegetated roof on the guest wing. The green roof will filter rainwater, provide excellent insulation and, when the plant materials mature, will create a colorful complement to the home’s natural setting. Other “green” technologies utilized in this project include: geothermal HVAC, foam-in-place insulation, windows constructed of reclaimed cypress, rain-screen wall construction, cistern for storm-water collection and landscape watering, efficient lighting, water-saving plumbing, materials with highly recycled content (salvaged cypress and cement panels for the shell), and paints with no volatile compounds that contribute to indoor air pollution. Save this picture!© Whitney PowersIn keeping with the client’s affinity for recycling, we used board paneling recycled from an old barn and a limestone sink carved from part of an old house destroyed by a tornado. The clients’ early American furnishings set up an interesting contrast with the sleek, contemporary exterior and add an element of “cozy.” Save this picture!© Whitney PowersA juxtaposition of light and dark, refined and raw, severe and delicate, transparent and opaque, the compound is strikingly different from the “typical” residence built along the Low Country’s creeks and waterways.Save this picture!© Whitney PowersProject gallerySee allShow lessVolume # 26: Architecture of PeaceArticlesSendai Update from Architecture for Humanity: Moving from Relief to RecoveryArticles Share CopyHouses•Charleston, United States “COPY” River Road House / Whitney PowersSave this projectSaveRiver Road House / Whitney Powers Save this picture!© Whitney Powers+ 24 Share Projects River Road House / Whitney Powerslast_img read more

Latticework Apartment Block / Juana Canet Arquitectos & Angel …

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Apartments CopyAbout this officeJuana Canet Arquitectos & Angel M Martín Cojo ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsDabasHousingCapdepera3D ModelingSpainPublished on May 22, 2012Cite: “Latticework Apartment Block / Juana Canet Arquitectos & Angel M Martín Cojo Architect” 22 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?格子公寓 / Juana Canet Arquitectos & Angel M Martín Cojo Architect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 ArchDaily Architects: Juana Canet Arquitectos & Angel M Martín Cojo Architect Area Area of this architecture project Latticework Apartment Block / Juana Canet Arquitectos & Angel M Martín Cojo ArchitectSave this projectSaveLatticework Apartment Block / Juana Canet Arquitectos & Angel M Martín Cojo Architect CopyApartments•Capdepera, Spain “COPY”center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Jaime Sicilia Text description provided by the architects. The plotis located in an urban condition in the centre of Cala Ratjada, in a corner position, close to the sea and to the main square of the village. The program consists in having seven housing state’s dwellings, two premises and seven parking spaces.Save this picture!© Jaime SiciliaThe Project is based on achieving a set of goals, on the one hand, to respond with an optimal solution to the question of creating city and on the other one, on improving life conditions and achieve flexibility in social housing:Save this picture!© Jaime Sicilia- The buiding volumetry responds on the one hand, to the neighbourghood tendency of the new constructions of being as tall as possible which replace the still existing single housing construction, that is why the new construction goes to the máximum height; and on the other hand, we had the will to recover the single house in anotherway, so weended up with a dúplex typology which is shown in the exterior of the housing.Save this picture!© Jaime Sicilia- The facades correspond to the weather condition of the Mediterranean Region. The interior is protected from sun radiation by a latticework skin made of singles of pine tree with a copper treatment. The panels of singles may be changed by the will of the user, so in Winter time, all the panels can stay open and on the other way round in Summer time. The walls are rendered in white color, to respond with the existing buildings nearby, making of it a simple and cheap construction.Save this picture!© Jaime SiciliaOn improving living condition in housing state dwelling: -On the one side, there is a will toin crease the social relation among neighbours, by creating one exterior space where they can relate each other one very floor by the vertical core and on the third floor, by providing the a canopy, and on the other side, by increasing the interior space relationship of the dwelling with the exterior space, providing canopies and terraces in all of them.Save this picture!© Jaime Sicilia- All houses do have cross ventilation and they are double aspects to improve the inhabitants comfort. – A variety of dwelling typologies are given to the users having more options to decide which ever fits better to their condictions. All the dwellings have three rooms, one of it is adapted, three of them are dúplex and there maining three are on the same level. – Flexibility of the dwelling layout is providing, by having all the partitions fixed to the finish floor, so the dwelling can be changed along the time. – The color’s use in the block interior allows to identify the user with their dwelling.Save this picture!© Jaime SiciliaProject gallerySee allShow lessOffice Building / Atelier Zündel CristeaArticlesLagarteiro Neighborhood: Urban Renewal of Public Space / Domitianus ArquitecturaArticlesProject locationAddress:Cala Ratjada, 07590 Capdepera (Mallorca), SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  1 m² Photographs Latticework Apartment Block / Juana Canet Arquitectos & Angel M Martín Cojo Architect Spain “COPY” Save this picture!© Jaime Sicilia+ 23 Sharelast_img read more

Bahçeköy House / Habif Architects

first_imgPhotographs:  Gürkan Akay Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Bahçeköy House / Habif Architects CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Istanbul, Turkey “COPY” “COPY” Area:  1700 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Habif Architects Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Bahçeköy House / Habif ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBahçeköy House / Habif Architects Manufacturers: B&B Italia, Flos, Minotti, RimadesioSave this picture!© Gürkan AkayRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationText description provided by the architects. The house is designed for a young family of four, located in Bahçeköy, Istanbul. The main motive of our concept is to have capaciously open spaces for living areas and link the interior with the exterior through large Windows and terraces.Save this picture!© Gürkan AkayAs viewed from the outside, the house gives strong and secure sense through concrete-stone mixed material of facade, however serves very open and airy space inside facing the private garden at the rear. The large Windows at the ground floor level incoroporate sliding doors that open onto the pool side terrace and fill the living and dining space with natural light.Save this picture!© Gürkan AkayWhen designing, both for inside & outside, natural outcomes of the materials have been preserved as much as possible. Corten steel garden Wall, handmade concrete-stone mixed facade, natural looking of wood and marble have been used in the aim of creating warm and ‘living’ atmosphere both in and out side. All the furniture has been designed as a built-in interior. It ‘s mostly combination of black and natural oiled oak, pastel tones of lacquared MDFs. Metal elements are mostly choosen in black and particularly copper & satinet metal tones. The atmosphere has been created principally in a plain way; the details, furniture, and several art pieces bring the colour accents to the interior.Save this picture!© Gürkan AkaySave this picture!Diagram 01Save this picture!© Gürkan AkayAs an architectural element, a sculptural staircase has been designed, linking the three levels and coated with natural oiled oak which gives warm atmosphere to the volume. Hand rail has been varnished in black creating a linear trace for distinct perception of the form.Save this picture!© Gürkan AkayIn the garden, next to the swimming pool, a poolhouse has been designed, accommodates a living space, kitchenette, outdoor lounge, gym, changing room and toilet. On the front side Wall height sliding Windows allow natural light fulfilling the inner space, and creates an open space next to the pool on demand.Save this picture!© Gürkan AkayProject gallerySee allShow lessLefortovo / buro5Selected ProjectsRestaurant of Shade / NISHIZAWAARCHITECTSSelected Projects Share Turkey Photographs Save this picture!© Gürkan Akay+ 38Curated by Fernanda Castro Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officeHabif ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsIstanbulTurkeyPublished on August 15, 2018Cite: “Bahçeköy House / Habif Architects” 15 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?花园区的四口之家 Bahçeköy House / Habif Architects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 ArchDailylast_img read more

Tesco raise over £6.1 million for Marie Curie Cancer Care

first_img Howard Lake | 1 April 2009 | News Tesco raise over £6.1 million for Marie Curie Cancer Care 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Research / statistics  67 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 The most successful Tesco Charity of the Year partnership to date has seen Tesco staff and customers raising over £6.1 million for Marie Curie Cancer Care.The total follows 14 months of fundraising in stores, distribution centres and offices across the UK.The money raised will help fund over 300,000 hours of nursing care for over 5,000 terminally ill patients and their families in their own homes.Lucy Neville-Rolfe, Corporate and Legal Affairs Director, Tesco, said: “Our partnership with Marie Curie Cancer Care has been so successful because working with our local communities is important to our staff and customers. That’s why we chose Marie Curie Cancer Care as our Charity of the Year – Marie Curie Nurses provide nursing care in homes across the UK and everyone can understand the difference that they make to local communities”.Staff fundraising accounted for £3 million, half of the total raised for Marie Curie Cancer Care.The Tesco Charity Trust added a 20% ‘top up’ to all staff fundraising, boosting the total by over £500,000.Collections held at Tesco stores on February 29 and March 1 2008, as part of Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Great Daffodil Appeal, raised £536,000 for the charity. Staff volunteered their time to collect and customers donated more than ever before.Two clay pigeon shoots organised by Tesco Distribution workers raised over £133,000.Two hundred stores in the North of England and Scotland held a lottery draw which raised £80,000 for the charity.Throughout the partnership a range of products was available in Tesco stores where a donation from every sale went directly to the charity. These generated £1.2 million.Every time staff and customers withdrew cash, checked their balance or changed their PIN at all ATMs at Tesco, a donation was made to Marie Curie Cancer Care – at no cost to the customer. Over £40,000 was read more

Stop Washington’s aggression!

first_imgLibya, Syria and Iraq are again in the news. Not because of anything hopeful. Washington and its imperialist allies have opened up dangerous new offensives in these three countries.By “imperialist,” we mean the countries that own and control most of the world’s finances, technology and weaponry, and that exploit labor and plunder raw materials from the rest of the world for the benefit of the 0.01 percent super-rich. Most of these imperialist countries are in NATO. There is also Japan, which is remilitarizing under the aegis of the U.S.These new offensives go beyond drone warfare or sending a few military instructors or advisers. They include bombing runs and the potential for sending combat troops. They will inflict even more suffering on the people of West Asia and North Africa.U.S. planes bombed Libya on Aug. 2. It was the first extensive attack since U.S.-NATO forces destroyed the legitimate government of Libya in 2011 and organized the murder of President Moammar Gadhafi. This brought chaos to Libya and destabilized much of North Africa, exacerbating the refugee and migration crises.Washington and its NATO allies have also been targeting the Syrian government, especially since 2011, when NATO armed al-Qaida-type groups to fight the Damascus government. This is what opened up Syria to the Islamic State group, or IS. The resulting war has killed about 300,000 Syrians and turned millions into refugees. Lately, the U.S. has changed its tactics and bombed Raqqa, the IS “capital.”The Pentagon is again sending thousands of troops to Iraq, this time to help the Baghdad regime retake the city of Mosul from IS. No one should forget that it was the illegal U.S.-British invasion in 2003 that destroyed the Iraqi government in the first place and opened the door to IS. Most recently, U.S. bombs have again destroyed the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi in order to retake them from IS. The bombing of Mosul is on an even bigger scale.In Iraq, Syria and Libya, the Barack Obama administration now explains its intervention by the need to destroy IS.But what is Washington’s relation to IS?The U.S. approach to organizations like IS and al-Qaida is two-sided. Beginning in 1979, the CIA and Saudi Arabia secretly funded and nurtured al-Qaida and groups with similar feudal ideology to fight against a progressive government in Afghanistan, one that had abolished the bride price and opened schools and other institutions to women.When the Soviet Army came to the government’s defense, Washington used this as an excuse for stepping up an all-out war in Afghanistan. When Afghan women teachers were killed by the reactionaries the U.S. was arming, the imperialist media still called them “freedom fighters.” Yet ever since the U.S. invaded in 2001, the imperialists have pretended to be on the side of Afghan women.After 9/11, Washington switched allegiance. Al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden, who had been on their payroll, became the enemy of choice. They said al-Qaida was allied with the Taliban in Afghanistan and with Saddam Hussein in Iraq. These lies became pretexts for U.S. troops to invade those countries.In Libya and in Syria, NATO forces first armed similar reactionary groups against the legitimate governments. When IS became a problem beyond their control, the imperialists switched to using IS as a pretext for direct intervention.In mid-July, coordinated U.S.-French bombing raids were reported to have killed more than 100 civilians near the city of Manbij in Syria. The French government even pointed to the truck massacre in Nice as its excuse for this slaughter of innocents. The Nice attack, the act of an individual, was emblazoned in headlines; the Manbij bombings, the deliberate act of two governments, are forgotten.Not all the news is bad for Syrians: A Syrian/Russian offensive appears poised to liberate Aleppo, the largest city and commercial capital, from IS and similar forces. The Syrian/Russian forces have surrounded the area held by reactionaries, opened a corridor for civilians and offered fighters amnesty if they surrender.With the U.S. election dominating news here, the campaigns and the candidates are not discussing the war danger. The Democratic Party is pursuing the war while the Republicans cheer it on.Whichever capitalist party holds the White House, it’s up to the anti-war movement in the U.S. to combat these acts of imperialist aggression.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Could Home Price Surge Lead to Another Crash?

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Could Home Price Surge Lead to Another Crash?  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News August 24, 2020 2,922 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Even in the face of a pandemic, elevated unemployment, and a general nationwide recession, home prices have surged, researchers recently reported. “Prices are defying logic, expectations, and even belief, as they shoot up to record highs amid an unprecedented health and economic crisis,” reported, which went on to weigh the questions: “Are some markets getting too hot? Could a significant correction be around the corner?” Markets in possible peril include “some high-priced California and less expensive Rust Belt, Midwestern, and Southern markets,” reported.  Prices have shot up by more than 20% in the past year in some of these regions. Experts who spoke with discussed the sustainability of this “seemingly irrational home price exuberance” and speculated that “bubble territory” could be looming. They also speculated that a Great Recession-type bust is unlikely. Nationally, the median home list price rose 10.1% year over year in the week ending August 15, according to the most recent figures.  This year’s high prices are driven by many buyers competing for a very limited inventory. More demand than supply means higher prices. “Some markets are overvalued,” said Javier Vivas,’s Director of Economic Research. “Growth of prices in a recession is pointing in that direction. Some markets are seeing increased risks of price corrections.” More likely than a bubble pop is the chance that home prices would come back to reality, Vivas said. “Typically, market corrections happen fairly quickly, within two or three months, as priced-out buyers make a beeline for the sidelines,” Vivas said. “This year, record-low mortgage interest rates are muddying the picture.” Rates at an unprecedented sub 3% are driving more buyers into the market and allowing them to stretch higher on what they’re willing to pay. Lower rates mean lower monthly mortgage payments. That’s allowing sellers to ask—and receive—more for their properties. Those unable to buy in the spring because of the pandemic—along with buyers desperate for larger, single-family homes with big backyards after sheltering in place for months—are adding to the rising demand. However, worries about the pandemic have led to a record-low number of homes for sale, as sellers decided to wait out the health crisis. Meanwhile, many builders were forced to pause projects in some parts of the country. That has led competing buyers to bid up prices hoping to secure a property. The 2020 home price ramp-up is happening in some of the nation’s most expensive and inexpensive markets alike.“In the inexpensive markets, you have a ton of space for prices to grow. You can see them overheat and absorb that overheating better,” says Vivas. That’s unlike the already high-priced coastal areas. “The outlook for them is a faster and broader correction, [with] slight declines in home prices.” explained why America likely will not see the housing-bubble pop it saw in 2008.  Until more properties come online, the low-inventory-high-demand dynamic is unlikely to change. The Great Recession had the opposite problem: There were many more homes available than qualified buyers. “In the aftermath of the housing bust, it’s become harder for buyers without good jobs and strong credit to score mortgages. This weeds out riskier borrowers. And unlike the last go-around, when builders were erecting residences at what seemed like a break-neck pace, the under-building of the last few years has exacerbated the housing shortage,” according to“Even if the economy doesn’t improve by next year and a vast swath of Americans remain unemployed, we are not likely to see the flood of foreclosures that characterized the housing crash, partly because government protections could be extended.” The report goes on to evaluate the potential future of over overvalued markets as well as potential increases in cheaper markets.   Previous: A Closer Look at Latest Forbearance Report Next: Landlords Fight Foreclosure Ban Related Articles Could Home Price Surge Lead to Another Crash? 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Concerns that HSE may close Lifford and Ballyshannon care homes

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal News Google+ The Government has failed to fully allay fears over the futures of the Lifford Community Hospital and the Rock Nursing Home in Ballyshannon.Senator Pearse Doherty raised the issue in the Seanad, stating that in recent days concern have been expressed to him that plans are advancing for the closure of the facilities,He said this cannot be allowed happen as both are vital centres in the communities:[podcast][/podcast]Responding Aine Brady, Minister of State with responsibility for Older People and Health Promotion, could only confirm that both centres are included as part of an overall review:[podcast][/podcast] WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – March 5, 2010 Google+ WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebookcenter_img Twitter Facebook Previous articleGary Donnelly loses appeal for assaultNext articlePSNI accused of trying to cause tension among Dissidents News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Concerns that HSE may close Lifford and Ballyshannon care homes Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

‘John McCain will always have our back’: Politicians pay tribute to the late senator in Arizona ceremony

first_imgWilliam Thomas Cain/Getty Images(PHOENIX) — The first of five days of memorials honoring the late Sen. John McCain started in his adopted home state of Arizona Wednesday, with his becoming the third person in 40 years to lie in state at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix.Some heavy-hitters of Arizona politics gave moving tributes to McCain, who died Saturday, recalling his decades of service and his love of his adopted state.Gov. Doug Ducey compared McCain to another former Arizona senator, the later Barry Goldwater, whom McCain succeeded, saying that while Goldwater was born in the state, McCain grew attached to it later in life.“John McCain was Arizona’s favorite adopted son,” Ducey said, adding that imagining an Arizona without McCain would be like imagining the state without the Grand Canyon. “It’s just not natural.”“John McCain will always have our back,” Ducey said.The longtime senator’s casket has been placed above the mosaic seal that shows the state’s motto, “Ditat Deus,” or Latin for “God Enriches.”McCain’s casket was at the center of the memorial service Wednesday, which would have been his 82nd birthday, with chairs set up on all sides and a lectern between the U.S. and Arizonan flags.The private ceremony, which lasted about a half hour, began when McCain’s immediate family entered after the casket, with the procession lined by veterans, members of the military, law enforcement and first responders.Former Senator Jon Kyl was the first politician to speak, sharing thoughts on the times they traveled together while both representing Arizona.“John McCain believed in America. He believed in its people, its power, its institutions,” Kyl said, adding that McCain “dedicated his life to serve his country. When he saw challenges to its institutions or values, he fought.”“I will miss him as a friend and as a strong force for America in the world,” Kyl said.Outgoing Sen. Flake paid tribute to McCain’s life of public service.“We are grateful for his life and for his sacrifice,” Flake said.In addition to the speakers with personal ties forged through politics, the ceremony began on a personal note with an invocation from the Rev. Edward A. Reese, who used to be the president of the Phoenix high school that McCain’s sons Jack and Jimmy attended.“Let these tears bring blooms in the desert he loved, in the country he served, and in all our hearts,” Reese said during the invocation.The ceremony was closed to the public but people will have the chance to pay their respects in the rotunda starting at 2 p.m.Temperatures are expected to reach 104 degrees in Phoenix Wednesday, but that didn’t stop some mourners from getting an early start.A group of motorcyclists parked their bikes in the lot behind the Capitol Wednesday morning two hours before the ceremony was scheduled to begin. They came from multiple motorcycle groups, as well as being members of the Patriot Guard Riders, with two saying that, as veterans, they felt called to be here.“He showed up for us,” one man said of the Navy veteran and former prisoner of war, “so we’re showing up for him.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more