New African Properties Limited (NAP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about New African Properties Limited (NAP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New African Properties Limited (NAP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New African Properties Limited (NAP.bw) 2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNew African Properties Limited, listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange is a public variable rate loan stock company which offers investors the opportunity to share in a diversified portfolio of 64 well-established and well-positioned properties made up of a mix of retail, commercial and industrial properties with quality tenants. Its primary focus is the retail property sector. NAP aims to provide positive returns to investors by investing in appropriate retail properties; maintaining a profile of strong, quality tenants; maximising contractual rentals and minimising rental arrears, bad debts and vacancies; and optimising expenditure using a sound governance framework and skilled service providers. New African Properties Limited is a subsidiary of Cash Bazaar Holdings (Proprietary) Limited.
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Find out what happened in the huge match that kicked things off in Pool B – All Blacks v Springboks Both sides brought their best in the second half, launching attacks from their own halves and even behind their own line in the case of New Zealand. Right angle: George Bridge crosses for the opening try against South Africa (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 2019 Rugby World Cup: New Zealand 23-13 South AfricaHead-to-headPlayed – 99New Zealand wins – 59South Africa wins – 36Draws – 4Did You Know?While half of New Zealand’s starting pack in Yokohama – Joe Moody, Dane Coles, Sam Whitelock and Kieran Read – also started the RWC 2015 semi-final against South Africa, only one back, Aaron Smith, remained for this fixture. Related: Rugby World Cup FixturesIn a nutshellFast, physical and frenetic – this was expected to be a memorable World Cup match and so it proved. There were huge tackles to put a full stop on attacks as well as footwork that saw players weaving their way through defenders.Showing their support: Young fans at the stadium in Yokohama (Getty Images)South Africa started at full pelt in front of the crowd of 63,649 in Yokohama, powering into contact and disrupting New Zealand’s flow with uncompromising hits in defence. The All Blacks – not helped by some poor passes and questionable decision-making – barely escaped their half for the first quarter.However, the All Blacks then did what they are wont to do and counter-attacked with speed and precision to score two quick tries, through George Bridge and Scott Barrett, to lead 17-3 at the break.Watch George Bridge’s opening try here… Pieter-Steph Du Toit spotted a huge gap behind a ruck to burst through to score and the Springboks threatened through Faf de Klerk and Cheslin Kolbe.But a penalty here or turnover there allowed the All Blacks to launch attacks of their own. And a couple of successful kicks at goal in that second period meant the defending champions not only held on for the win but denied the Boks a losing bonus point.They finished it all off by bowing to fans on all sides of the stadium!Mind the gap: Scott Barrett runs in New Zealand’s second try (Getty Images)Star manSpecial mention to South Africa wing Cheslin Kolbe, who thrilled spectators with his weaving runs – whether through midfield or out on the wing – and made nearly twice as many metres as any other player with 118. But for a Richie Mo’unga tackle Kolbe would have a second-half try to his name. It was Beauden Barrett, with his ability to counter-attack from first receiver and full-back, who proved decisive for the All Blacks though. He made 17 carries – more than any other player. He played a part in both first-half tries – one of them for his brother – and helped get his team out of trouble when the Boks piled on the pressure in the second half.Related: Rugby World Cup TV CoverageThe reactionNew Zealand full-back Beauden Barrett: “We got to throw the ball around a bit, sometimes probably too much because it was a bit breezy out there. There was some expansive rugby and that’s why people come and watch footy. If we can keep doing that all tournament, that’s what we’re here for.”South Africa captain Siya Kolisi: “They handled our kicking game really well and were ready for everything we threw at them. We didn’t execute when we had opportunities and they’re very good off turnovers. They really played well and I couldn’t fault them in any way.”Post delivery: Pieter-Steph du Toit dives to scores South Africa’s first try (Getty Images)The TeamsNew Zealand: Beauden Barrett; Sevu Reece, Anton Lienert-Brown, Ryan Crotty (Sonny Bill Williams 52), George Bridge; Richie Mo’unga (Ben Smith 67), Aaron Smith (TJ Perenara 62); Joe Moody (Ofa Tuungafasi 52), Dane Coles (Codie Taylor ht), Nepo Laulala (Angus Ta’avao 52), Samuel Whitelock, Scott Barrett (Shannon Frizell 76), Ardie Savea, Sam Cane (Patrick Tuipulotu ht), Kieran Read (captain).Tries: Bridge 24, S Barrett 27. Cons: Mo’unga 2. Pens: Mo’unga 2, B Barrett.South Africa: Willie Le Roux; Cheslin Kolbe, Lukhanyo Am (Jesse Kriel 57), Damian de Allende, Makazole Mapimpi; Handre Pollard, Faf De Klerk (Herschel Jantjies 72); Steven Kitshoff (Tendai Mtawarira 67), Malcolm Marx (Mbongeni Mbonambi 62), Frans Malherbe (Trevor Nyakane 55), Eben Etzebeth (RG Snyman 70), Franco Mostert, Siya Kolisi (captain, Francois Louw 52), Pieter-Steph Du Toit, Duane Vermeulen.Try: Du Toit 48. Con: Pollard. Pen: Pollard. DG: Pollard. Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features.Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA By Michelle HiskeyPosted Jun 20, 2013 June 26, 2013 at 10:58 am The Atlanta Diocesan Assembly of The Brotherhood of St Andrew has now partnered with Rainbow Village and spent our National Service Day on April 27, 2013 there transplanting bushes and plants and boarding up older unused apartments, in preparation for the new community center and apartments to begin this year. I can say without any hesitation that this place is the real deal – it is a model for all to follow to teach folks to fish, not just give them fishes. The people who work here are amazingly gifted and tireless. This is a place of the Holy Spirit’s making, there is no doubt in my mind. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Margaret Fletcher says: Comments are closed. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cassie Bullabaugh says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN Deacon Nancey Yancey peeks out from the downstairs window of a playhouse at Rainbow Village, which serves homeless families with children in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. Photo/Nan Ross[Pathways] The congestion in Gwinnett County, Georgia, is hard enough to manage by car. Steven Jackson’s family of six had it even worse the night they had to leave their motel on Jimmy Carter Boulevard.They were broke. They had no car. For Jackson, then a junior at Norcross High School, and his three younger siblings, this was the latest crisis faced with parents who battled various addictions. They had known days where they split up to find beds at various shelters, then reunited the next day to seek meals at soup kitchens.Where would the Jacksons go? How would they get there? Even more importantly, how could they live a more stable life, without so much drama?In transition, like more than 250 other families in the past 20 years, the Jacksons arrived at Rainbow Village – at first in Norcross then in Duluth – which became their vehicle to a new life. Started as an outreach ministry in 1991 by parishioners at Christ Episcopal Church in Norcross, Rainbow Village is a comprehensive program that provides fully furnished homes and support services for homeless families with children. They stay between one and two years as they start over.Rainbow Village required the Jacksons to sign a covenant to live in their community, to contribute up to 30 percent of their income for housing, to attend and complete courses in life skills such as budgeting, parenting, debt repayment and credit repair, to volunteer in the community and to develop a self-sufficiency plan.Most importantly, the Jacksons learned to trust their new patterns of stability, and their children saw what it took to live self-sufficiently. After the Jacksons left, like 85 percent of Rainbow Village graduates, they never were homeless again. Today the entire family is employed except for their father, who recently left a job working for Delta Air Lines as a chef.“Rainbow Village taught my family responsibility and accountability,” says Jackson, now 29 and the children and youth program coordinator there. “With my parents’ addictions, I took on a leadership role with finances and budgeting, to better them and us. I learned that change happens to all of us, but with a village you can pull it together.”The intense structure required by Rainbow Village attempts to meet the significant need of families and children in transition across Atlanta and its northern suburbs. In 2011, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development found that Georgia combined with four other states is home to half the country’s homeless.The team at Rainbow Village includes former residents who’ve since become staff members.Comparing all states since 2010, Georgia experienced the third-largest increase in homeless people. On a single night in Atlanta, Fulton and DeKalb Counties, more than 1,000 families were homeless. Nearly 8,000 more families were homeless across the state. One group, the National Center on Family Homelessness, ranked states on how well each cared for homeless families; Georgia came in next to last.Because so many families with young children are homeless, the average age of a homeless person in the United States, and in Atlanta, is 9. To help families transition permanently out of homelessness, parents must model better habits for their children. To create this vision at Rainbow House, a Christ Church parishioner named Nancy Yancey stepped in, having learned the hard way what positive change requires.In 1991, Yancey relished a sliver of time to herself each week while her young children were in school and day care. She eagerly gave that up, however, after meeting a needy family through Christ Church’s Christmas outreach. Born and raised in Norcross, she wanted to help her community.“It was a classic thing that churches do: take a basket of food to the family,” she recalls. “When I opened the door, I was appalled. I could see the ground through the floor. The elderly couple lived with their grandson, whose parents were drug addicts. After I dropped off the food and said a prayer and went home, I couldn’t bear it. I had to go back.”For the next six months, the more needs she saw in their lives, the more she helped. She arranged for all the public assistance for which they were qualified, a subsidized apartment, and donated furniture. She helped them gain custody of their grandson.A year later, when she returned, the family was “right back to their normal M.O.,” she recalls. “The son moved in and took all the money, did drugs and lost the apartment. I had taught them nothing about self-sufficiency, but only to be dependent on me. It was a huge learning curve.”Yancey could no longer set a trained eye on what she was sure someone needed. That had worked in her career as an interior designer for the home furnishings coordinator at a department store. When she agreed to lead Rainbow Village 20 years ago, her task was helping families envision a new life for themselves – not do it for them.The name for Rainbow Village hearkens to the biblical story of Noah, who suffered a traumatic transition when a tremendous flood wiped out his home and all the others as far as he could see. The rainbow serves as a reminder that God is constant throughout transitions, and that this particular village serves a rainbow of people as well.A new 12-unit apartment complex on Duluth Highway was dedicated debt-free in March as phase one of Rainbow Village. A capital campaign has raised $4.6 million of its target $9 million to build 30 apartments and two common spaces. Photo/Bill MonkThe original inspiration came from Ida Costell, who always took in her teenaged son’s friends who had been kicked out by their families. When Ida died, her son, Josh, gave $25,000 to Christ Church to form a ministry for homeless families in her honor.The church donated an additional $10,000 and labor to convert a condemned home into a duplex that began serving families in 1991, and Christ Church continued to furnish and maintain the homes. In 1993, Yancey became executive director and CEO; in 1995, Rainbow Village incorporated as a nonprofit.(Eventually, in 1998, the work would lead to Yancey’s ordination as an Episcopal deacon. “She went from designing interiors of homes to interiors of souls,” the Rev. Joel Hudson, the founding rector of Christ Church and chair emeritus of Rainbow Village, likes to say.)Initiative, development, accountabilityEarly on, Buckhead Community Ministries would send people to Rainbow House, and church members served on the screening panel. Later, school social workers provided referrals of families whose hungry children wore the same clothes to school each day. To live at Rainbow House, a family agreed to three principles: initiative, development and accountability.The three tenets grounded Rainbow Village’s classes and counseling that address physical, emotional, financial and educational needs. Families acquire the tools to dig out of the quicksand that has sucked them down before: lack of affordable housing, employment and day care; cycles of poverty and domestic violence.Some families at Rainbow Village struggled to overcome their own resistance to change, too. Says Yancey, “The biggest challenge has been to choose families that are ready and willing to make significant life changes.”Transitions can be messy.“We were one of the only families to leave and be allowed to come back,” Jackson recalls. “When we came back, our dad couldn’t come with us because he was pulling us down.”Other families, including Bishop Keith Whitmore and his wife, Suzie Whitmore, have pitched in to help those at Rainbow Village. Between 800 and 1,000 volunteers a year help with, among other things, home maintenance and furnishings, special events, meals, administrative assistance, school supplies, tutoring and after-school activities.“What I loved most was that they were not just worried about helping my mom, they actually paid attention to the kids and helped us,” says Tyera Braud, whose family – a single mom with six children – lived and learned to thrive at Rainbow Village. “What a lot of people fail to realize is that it’s not just the parents that have a rough time, the kids do as well.”Lynnette Ward, a former resident who, like Jackson, now works at Rainbow Village, recalls arriving in 1997 without “a clue what I was getting myself into and not sure I could make it.” Before that, Ward had been in an abusive marriage for five years and moved from a battered women’s shelter in North Carolina to one in Georgia.Consistent loveHer life further unraveled, but as she moved through that valley she experienced the transformational power of consistent love.“Rainbow Village provided a place for myself and [my] children to heal. They provided assistance when my third child was born with major birth defects, by way of rides to the hospital and child care for my two young children at home. They stood by me when my second child was also diagnosed with major health issues,” Ward recalls.“They found an attorney who helped me get a divorce. They worked with me on my financial goals and provided access to a Stephen minister. Rainbow Village helped me find matching funds for a down payment on my first home. They also worked with me as I began understanding my own self-worth. … My children and I have had a stable home for over 10 years because of what I have learned through Rainbow Village. My children have grown up watching God’s love by the actions of others. I have been given the gift that many mothers have naturally. I have a loving and caring relationship with my son, and after what I had been through with my ex-husband, I was not sure I would be able to have with any male.”The gaining of trust, more than any other material belonging or tangible asset, impresses Franklin Rinker, a Christ Church member from Braselton who became a two-time Rainbow Village board member.“I heard Nancy preach a Sunday sermon at Christ Church about needing money, and by writing a check, I got involved,” he says. A retired hospital CEO who coped with the rise of indigent care, Rinker knows about shepherding the needy through transitions. Hisexperience with building new hospitals helped Rainbow Village expand into a new apartment complex where 12 families now live.The 12 apartments and Family Service Center are phase one of a three-phase campaign launched in 2010.“In the health world, we talk about continuum of care, from the time you get sick and need to be hospitalized to post-hospital care,” he says. “There are a lot of similarities with Rainbow Village. We find broken people on their paths and help educate them and send them out as regained citizens who have good things in life to look forward to, instead of being beaten down and taken advantage of.”“To be in a situation where you’ve been abused continuously and your children have been deprived, you don’t trust a whole lot,” he says. “But by the time families graduate from Rainbow Village, the parents and children give testimonials of what this has meant to them, and there’s not a dry eye in the house.”A model for othersToday, Rainbow Village’s operating budget is about $900,000. The capital campaign has raised $4.6 million of its target $9 million toward completing an entire village with a family service center, community center and 30 apartments. The goal is completion by 2015 and becoming a model for others to replicate to support families who need to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness.As former residents circle back to work at Rainbow House, their stories are powerful templates for current families in transition. Jackson says he recognizes the same fearful eyes and nervous disposition that belonged to him when he did not have a permanent home.“You might be smiling, but you’re scared it will all change tomorrow,” he says. “You don’t know if you can be comfortable, especially after so many transitions.”Amid foreclosures and unemployment, Rainbow Village’s largest segment remains single mothers and children. “However, in the past year we have served three single-parent fathers and their children as well as one two-parent family with eight children,” Yancey says. “This is largely due to unemployment for long periods of time.”Rainbow Village is most resonant in its recognition of suffering as a portal to a richer life in which one’s past experience can benefit others.“In looking at my life, I pray that it was to prepare me for something better,” Jackson says. “With what I have gained, I am very humbled, and I hope I will always have this feeling that I am still not too far away from being homeless. I want to stay humble and know that I can always give back, that I can reach back and reach others.”— Michelle Hiskey is a freelance writer in Decatur, Georgia, and a member of St. Bartholomew’s, Atlanta. This article first appeared in Pathways, quarterly journal of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA martha knight says: June 26, 2013 at 11:13 am It is so wonderful to hear about this organization. It is clearly changing lives and showing us all how to live the gospel message to love one another. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing 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 Poverty & Hunger Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Comments (4) Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET June 20, 2013 at 5:38 pm What a truely amazing story. This is unambiguous living of the gospel. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA June 20, 2013 at 7:39 pm Fantastic story. 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LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSBird CountSt. John’s Water Management District Previous articleLittle Hats, Big HeartsNext articleThe Voice contestant coming to Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Christmas Bird Count sponsored by National Audubon SocietyThe St. Johns River Water Management District is partnering with the National Audubon Society for its 117th Annual Christmas Bird Count. Several district properties will host birdwatchers during the nationwide event.“District properties play an important role in protecting our water resources, but also provide wildlife habitat,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “We are happy for an opportunity to collaborate with Audubon and birders in our area on this annual census in recognition of the value of these lands for bird habitat.”This nationwide wildlife census is organized by the National Audubon Society. Each count takes place in a 15-mile diameter circle where every bird sited is included in the count, giving an indication of the total number of birds in the circle that day.The district regularly partners with local chapters of Audubon Florida to benefit Florida’s natural resources. For the Christmas Bird Count, the district helps by providing access to land and, in some cases, providing staff to participate in the count. Multiple district properties will host count circles, including:Lake Apopka North Shore in Lake and Orange countiesMoses Creek Conservation Area in St. Johns CountyParts of Hal Scott Regional Preserve and Park in Orange CountyParts of Seminole Ranch Conservation Area in Seminole CountyParts of Canaveral Marshes Conservation Area in Brevard CountyData collection during the count provides not only an assessment of the long-term health and status of bird populations but also contributes to the district’s species list for each property.The nationwide, volunteer-driven event runs from Dec. 14 to Jan. 5. For more information about the Christmas Bird Count, including maps and how to participate, visit http://www.audubon.org/join-christmas-bird-count.To learn more about district property visit www.sjrwmd.com/recreation.St. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville and Palm Bay. December 16, 2016 at 3:27 pm Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 1 COMMENT Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! There are so many deplorable cuckoos around these parts……I can only imagine how hard it is to spot them, much less accurately count them, but give it you all’s best shot, for the long-standing tradition! LOL……….
“COPY” “COPY” Mexico CopyHouses•Mexico City, Mexico El Secreto House / Pascal Arquitectos ArchDaily Save this picture!Courtesy of Pascal Arquitectos+ 45 Share 2011 Projects Houses Area: 624 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Pascal Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/139491/el-secreto-house-pascal-arquitectos Clipboard El Secreto House / Pascal ArquitectosSave this projectSaveEl Secreto House / Pascal Arquitectos Text description provided by the architects. The house has two levels, a ground floor and a first floor with an additional garage, courtyard with reflecting pool, and a garden area. The ground Floor includes a covered entrance hall, an inner hall, a double height library, two guest bathrooms, a double height Interior Patio, a living room with fireplace, dining room, breakfast area, and kitchen with Pantry and utility room. Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanRecommended 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 upper level includes a lobby, TV Room, Master Bedroom with bathroom and dressing room, gym, two secondary bedrooms with bathroom and dressing room in each, and an outdoor terrace garden. Also on this level, there is a guest bedroom and bathroom that is separated from the rest of the bedrooms. Save this picture!Courtesy of Pascal ArquitectosAs part of the architectonic discourse and for reasons of durability and maintenance very few finishings were used, one being concrete, one of the house’s most notable materials for its durability over time and the fact that it acquires more dignity and history with time. The house was build with structure-based construction of concrete with rebar, apparent concrete walls, red brick and use of structural steel elements. The exterior wall finishes and some interior finishes are Galarza stone while cast with vinyl and enamel paints are used in wet areas. Save this picture!Courtesy of Pascal ArquitectosOne of the main objectives was to achieve the most natural light and views to the garden, and not to create a series of closed rooms but a series of spaces where the events happen and communicate with one another. It is important to note that the entire house is designed in modules and multiples of feet, generating different sizes of overlapping rectangles, which became the geometric pattern of the house.Save this picture!Courtesy of Pascal ArquitectosProject gallerySee allShow less2011 Pritzker Prize Ceremony: Eduardo Souto de Moura, and Barack ObamaArticlesApartment Building In Brünnen / kitArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/139491/el-secreto-house-pascal-arquitectos Clipboard Year: CopyAbout this officePascal ArquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMexico CityResidentialHousesMexicoPublished on June 04, 2011Cite: “El Secreto House / Pascal Arquitectos” 04 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
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Washington, D.C. — Letter carriers and community supporters assembled in the midst of hundreds of people at the recently dedicated national Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial statue in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, the official Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. King’s life was dedicated to making change, and the letter carriers and their supporters were there to demand changes of the United States Postal Service. They were also present to commemorate the life of African-American letter carrier Tyson Barnette, who was slain by gunfire as King was.Barnette’s mother, Bridget Barnette, and six other members of Barnette’s family joined the event, traveling 425 miles from their homes in Rock Hill, S.C. They came to join the call for safer working conditions for all letter carriers, almost two months after the 26-year-old was killed while delivering mail in the Washington suburb of Cheverly, Md., at 7:30 p.m. in the dark. The killing of the postal worker, who had just six years seniority, is still unsolved.Processing delays caused by the elimination of hundreds of processing plants, massive understaffing in the clerk craft, and mismanaged and flawed automation schemes have caused letter carriers’ start times to be pushed back to later in the day, when safety issues can become deadly.“Make changes. Don’t let another life be taken with something that can be fixed as easily as pushing the time back in the morning and getting [the letter carriers] started earlier,” Bridget Barnette told onlookers.The rally started at sunset, followed by a march to U.S. Postal Service Headquarters at L’Enfant Plaza. The march took place in the dark to point out that letter carriers’ jobs have become more unsafe since the Postal Service instituted later work days. Participants included some of Tyson Barnette’s Landover, Md., post office co-workers, D.C.-area postal workers, and community and postal activists from Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City.Organized by Community Postal Workers United, Postal Defenders, and Community Labor United for Postal Jobs and Services, protesters chanted: “No dark deliveries!” and “What do we want? Safety!” in opposition to the large increase in mail delivery shifts after sunset over the last few years.Communities of color and women are especially hard hit by problems in the post office, which has a workforce that is 21 percent Black, 8 percent Latino/a and 8 percent Asian-American/Pacific Islander and Native American. Women make up 40 percent of the workforce.Chelsea Coalition on Housing for Tenants Rights organizer Johnnie Stevens pointed out that decent wages won through union struggles have allowed postal workers to buy homes and send their kids to college. Recently instituted USPS pilot programs to open retail centers at Staples stores, run by low-paid, nonunion workers, threaten to undermine those wages and have to be stopped by community and postal workers together, he told the crowd.At the USPS Headquarters, a wreath was handed over to a postal representative as about a dozen cops stood by in front of the building’s glass doors. The representative was also given a list of demands printed on a large placard, which included: End delivery in the dark; start letter carriers’ shifts earlier; fully staff clerk and carrier positions; adjust overburdened routes; and reopen mail processing plants.Most D.C.-area television stations covered the rally and march extensively.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
The grand coalition of the 14th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Rally and March in motion in downtown Detroit, Jan. 16.In Detroit, this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Rally and March was organized under the demands for “Jobs, Peace and Justice.” This 14th annual event commemorated King’s stand against the Vietnam War, Detroit’s urban rebellion of 1967 and the 50th anniversary of the intersection between the Civil Rights, Black Power and anti-war movements in the U.S.During the early months of 1967, Dr. King was rapidly developing his theoretical views in opposition to the U.S. imperialist war against the people of Vietnam and Southeast Asia, and its interconnectedness with the unfulfilled quest for full equality and economic justice.Dr. King delivered several sermons on these issues in Detroit during the Lent season from the 1950s right up to 1968, including at the Central United Methodist Church, downtown at Woodward Avenue and East Adams. King, the leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, spoke at CUMC just three weeks prior to his assassination in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968. This year’s commemoration was held at the Central United Methodist.Activist leaders on Detroit’s fight for justiceActivists representing struggles in the forefront, involving water services, housing rights, election integrity, youth organizing, Indigenous solidarity and the Standing Rock resistance, educational democracy and other issues, spoke during the rally held in the sanctuary. Music was provided by the Deep River Choir directed by Bobbi Thompson.Sylvia Morgan and Malcolm Jones were speakers who participated in the 2016 Freedom Tour sponsored by the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, where students are taken on a journey through the southern U.S. to study the historical legacy of the Civil Rights movement. The question of the integrity of electoral politics was examined by Anita Belle, president of the Reparations Labor Union and a Green Party organizer.Jennine Spencer of the Charlevoix Village Association discussed the campaign to end property tax foreclosures in Detroit and Wayne County, where every year tens of thousands of people face eviction from their homes. Cynthia Thornton, chief steward for United Auto Workers Local 6000, representing state employees and Pride at Work as well, talked about the need for a united movement against discrimination on the job.Speaking for Water You Fighting For, Melissa Mays of Flint, Mich., emphasized that the water crisis in the city is by no means resolved. Joan and Joe Jacobs of the American Indian Movement (AIM) stressed the importance of the resistance at Standing Rock, where the campaigns for water rights among the Indigenous people along with Detroit and Flint merge.The Rev. Sandra Simmons of Hush House, whose topic was “Building Community in the Age of Trumpism,” described the ascendancy of President-elect Donald Trump as a “coup.” She called for people fighting in the movements in Detroit to unify through their community efforts.Elena Herrada of the Detroit Board of Education in exile communicated the apartheid conditions which students are subjected to in the city. The Detroit public school system has been restructured once again by the state government, which has controlled the district for most of the last eighteen years to its detriment. Hundreds of schools have been closed and thousands of education workers laid off by the emergency managers and their functionaries working on behalf of successive ruling administrations.The question of war in the Middle East was taken up by Workers World Party youth organizer Joe Mshahwar of Detroit, who expressed solidarity with the people of Syria. He noted that people in the U.S. should not be manipulated into a war with Russia or China over imperialist ambitions emanating from Washington and Wall Street.Dr. King’s anti-war legacy & lessons of Detroit RebellionIn 2004, the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI) founded the Annual MLK March in Detroit. This decision occurred less than a year after the Pentagon-led bombing, invasion and occupation of Iraq. The principal slogan of the event was “Money for Our Cities, Not for War.”The initial emphasis reflected King’s own intervention into the anti-war movement, which coincided with escalating militancy among African- American people. Corporate media narratives distort and deliberately disregard this legacy of Dr. King.Additionally, the annual event commemorates the 1967 rebellions that erupted across the U.S. in over 160 cities. James Forman, the then international affairs director for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, described the period as the “High Tide of Black Resistance.”The city of Detroit experienced the largest of these rebellions, assessed at the time as the most widespread civil disorder in the history of the U.S., with battles raged in the streets for five days, leaving 43 people dead, hundreds injured and 7,200 arrested. Property damage estimates ranged into the hundreds of millions of dollars. President Lyndon Johnson, bogged down in the Vietnam War, deployed thousands of federal troops into Detroit after Gov. George Romney requested assistance.On July 25, 1967, at the height of the Detroit Rebellion, three African-American youth — Aubrey Pollard (19), Carl Cooper (17) and Fred Temple (19) — were executed by police officers in the annex to the Algiers Motel, located on Woodward Avenue and Virginia Park. Outrage flared throughout the African-American community. Three white police officers indicted in the case were all acquitted of their crimes in several legal proceedings held both inside and outside the city of Detroit.One month after the killings of the youth, leading activists organized a People’s Tribunal to investigate their deaths and leveled charges against the police involved. Thousands attended the tribunal held at Central United Church of Christ (later renamed The Shrine of the Black Madonna and the Pan-African Orthodox Christian Church) on Linwood and Hogarth on the West Side, several blocks away from where the Detroit Rebellion had erupted.The Rev. Dan Aldridge was a key convener of the People’s Tribunal. He wrote a comment for the Detroit MLK program explaining the significance of that tribunal, held Aug. 30, 1967.Aldridge wrote: “Among the twelve members of the jury were national icon Rosa Parks, novelist John O. Killens, bookstore proprietor Ed Vaugh, Michigan state Sen. Jackie Vaughn, and two members of People Against Racism, Frank Joyce and Valerie Shook. Following standard legal procedure, the judge of the People’s Tribunal was Justin Ravitz, and prosecuting and defense attorney roles were performed by attorneys Milton Henry, Kenneth V. Cockerel Sr., Andrew Perdue and Sol Plofkin. The stenographer and later congresswoman, was Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick.”A leading city activist at the time, Aldridge continued in his note:“While total access to the People’s Tribunal was given to the Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News and The Michigan Chronicle, only the Chronicle’s Aretha Watkins covered the story in full. The Detroit News did not report the event and Detroit Free Press reporter and later editor, William Serrin, told the organizing committee that editors directed him to publish no photographs and only a very small story without interviews. The three officers were convicted by the People’s Tribunal for murder.”A broad coalition effortSince 2004, the MLK March has been expanded to encompass other organizations and coalitions under the banner of the Detroit MLK Committee. Over forty organizations and individuals sponsored and endorsed the 14th Annual MLK Day Rally and March for 2017.These groups included, in part, the Moratorium NOW! Coalition, MECAWI, People’s Water Board, Linda Szysko, UAW Local 140 Civil and Human Rights Committee, UAW Local 160, We the People of Detroit, the League of Revolutionaries for a New America, Detroit People’s Platform, Avalon Bakery, ACLU of Michigan, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Detroit Coalition Against Tar Sands, IWW Detroit GMB, Pan-African News Wire, Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice, Veterans for Peace Chapter 74, Workers World Party, Pride at Work Michigan, Retirees for Single Payer Health Care, Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development and Pointes for Peace, among many others.The author of this report chaired the rally held at CUMC. He is the editor of Pan-African News Wire.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this