Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgWilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileWilderness Holding Limited is a world-renowned holding company for the ecotourism brands of Wilderness Safaris and Wilderness Collection. The company is dedicated to promoting and managing responsible and sustainable wildlife tourism in southern Africa and is regarded as Africa’s premier ecotourism company. The Group operate 45 safari camps and lodges and 10 scheduled overland safaris in Botswana, Congo, Kenya, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe; with a combined capacity to host 35 000 guests per year. Wilderness Safaris boasts a selection of luxurious, environmentally-friendly lodges and camps in premier safari destinations; including the Okavango Delta, the Namib Desert, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park, Damaraland, Etosha and Kafue National Park. Wilderness Air offers scheduled transfers between Wilderness camps and a private charter service. The Wilderness Wildlife Trust is an independent entity dedicated to raising funds to improve protection, knowledge and management of southern Africa’s wildlife. Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is an environmental and life skills educational programme operating in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.last_img read more

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ENS Senior Editor and Reporter Mary Frances Schjonberg heading on…

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Posted Aug 30, 2018 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group [Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg, Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter, will begin a three-month sabbatical on Sept. 4. She will return on Dec. 5.The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (the nonprofit corporate entity through which the Episcopal Church owns property and does business) offers such leaves to all regular employees who have satisfactorily completed five years of continuous, full-time service. Sabbaticals are meant for personal and spiritual refreshment and professional growth.News and tips maybe be sent to ENS Managing Editor Lynette Wilson ([email protected]) and ENS Editor and Reporter David Paulsen ([email protected]) during Schjonberg’s absence. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Rector Knoxville, TN 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ ENS Senior Editor and Reporter Mary Frances Schjonberg heading on sabbatical Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Tags Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis People Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 last_img read more

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9/11: Lest we forget…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter charles towne InspirationBy Charles Towne   September 11th.  2001- 9:35 A.M.  It was the eleventh day of the ninth month of this new millennium, a dark and tragic day in our nation’s history.    A friend called and with great emotion told me to turn on the news, exclaiming, “The twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York city have just been blown up!”  Disbelieving, knowing in my heart that my friend had to be wrong, I turned on the television and was shocked and dismayed as I beheld an incredible pall of smoke rising from one of the towers.  
 A few minutes later I watched in absolute, stunned horror and disbelief as an airliner flew into the other tower. I shook my head as though to clear it. Oh Dear God, this can’t be real!  All the people, all of those people!   For all of that day and the next, like so many Americans, I watched the obscenity played out over and over again, almost as an unholy mantra.   We watched as objects, barely discernible as people, leaped from windows and fell, tumbling, seemingly forever, to their untimely deaths.  We watched as firefighters, those courageous, magnificent firefighters, ran into that burning tower on an errand of deliverance and mercy.   WE watched, unbelieving, weeping, as the tower collapsed, knowing that those heroes were lost, to all of us.   We watched as the second tower collapsed.  We watched, and we wept.         We weep still.        All of America, this land of the free and home of the brave, beautiful, glorious America, our country, is weeping.  Years have passed since the cataclysmic destruction of those twin icons, those symbols of economic wealth and man’s quest for power, the world trade center, was destroyed.   My mind is yet reeling with what I have seen.  What an abomination those few young men have inflicted upon America, upon humanity, upon mankind and upon the world.  In my mind’s eye I was reminded of the saffron robed buddhist monk, sitting as in a state of meditation as he poured gasoline over himself and then, striking a cigarette lighter, emolliated himself in an act of protest over the conflict in Vietnam.  I am reminded of the film clip showing General Nguyen Ngoc Loan, chief of the South Vietnamese national police, summarily executing an alleged Viet Cong officer with a pistol bullet to the head.   We saw these acts and were stunned by such statements of fanaticism.  Can numbers alone make the difference?  I think not. One life or many, it is an abomination. One life or many, ask the families of the lost and listen to their grief.  Behold their agony. This was an act, a performance if you will, a drama of genocide. This was no spontaneous act of the moment.  In fact there was nothing spontaneous here. This was a calculated, well-planned, finely-tuned and orchestrated protest, not only against America but all mankind.  The players were men, young men in the prime of their lives, offering up a blood sacrifice in honor of the great and terrible god of despair.  Not only that, it was an exodus of a few taking captive many and venturing into the lonely desert of the unknown.  The inconceivable has been conceived and executed, a Jonestown in our midst   To watch from the tenuous, fragile safety of our living rooms, disconnected, insulated as it were as those hollow, monolithic mountains of concrete, steel and glass died, was, I’m afraid, more than any mind could comprehend.  And they fell with such terrible finality.  And so, as a naturalist and a wildlife photographer I make my way back to a place of peace, back to the swamp.  I can always find myself in the wildness of those remote places that man disdains and where he does not venture.  A swamp is just such a place.  I soon found myself sitting on a palm frond blind listening to the varied voices of nature.  There is a peace in the swamp this day and it is healing to my soul.  But, something is strange, missing. 
A pileated woodpecker tears at a dead tree not very far distant and when he flies he cackles insanely at some secret known only to himself, and he isn’t about to share it with anyone.  I can feel the earth as it breaths, I can feel the presence of God’s creatures, and of God. 
 A sunbeam struggles through the forest canopy way up there somewhere and comes to rest, almost as a pointed finger, on a tiny, juvenile chameleon no more than an inch long.  It is almost as though the little creature is being spotlighted in some drama about to unfold. And perhaps he is.A barred owl calls back in the swamp, and a tree frog chirrups only inches away, concealed in the palm fronds that make up the camera blind.  And again I notice it, something strange, unusual, something somehow out of kilter. But can man ever be in perfect harmony with nature again?  Have we alienated ourselves from the earth?  Two crows caw their way overhead from west to east and another joins them with argumentative complaint.  It seems as though I can hear the trees growing.  An old, dry palm frond breaks loose from its place up there in the top of a cabbage palm, and it clatters and crashes its way to the earth in a cacophony of racket that only a dry palm frond can create.  Yes, it seems (almost) that I can hear the earth breathing.  I can hear the blood flowing through my body.  And suddenly I realize what it is that is different.  I can hear.  
I cannot remember when I have realized such a silence.  There is a total absence of human sounds. I can hear only nature’s song.  Due to that cataclysmic event in New York City there was not a plane flying.  No five-mile high contrails scarifying the sky overhead. No distant murmur of a super airliner coursing its way from here to there.  No discordant murmur of a private plane to break the silence, just the music of nature serenading all with a song of peace. And I did not recognize the sound, or its lack because always in the past the one was never without the other.  I, we, have become used to the discordant.  Even on extensive canoe camping trips into the boundary waters of Canada, far off in the distance could be heard the whine of a super jet as it screamed across the sky. You just don’t think about it, airplanes have become such a part of our lives.   The silence almost struck me as obscene, unnatural. 
I could hear because no planes were flying! The terrorists had disrupted a rhythm that we are accustomed to, no matter how discordant, or unnatural the sound. We have grown to expect it, huge airliners pissing across the sky over our heads, in and out of our lives in a minute or five, it doesn’t matter, we have grown to expect it.  Yes, the huge, ungainly airplanes, ugly as pelicans on the ground, but in the sky, marvels and marvelous.   And really, we, earthbound, don’t even know they are there, until one day they are gone.  Yes, our ugly planes, our incredible landmarks, our people, our beautiful, beautiful people, dead and dying, the horror, the heroes, the abomination of it all.  And all was still. 
 It was almost an epiphany inflicted upon our nation by those refugees of poverty we have welcomed with open arms, and how did they repay us?  With mindless slaughter.        Now days, and years of days have passed and those gigantic chariots once again moan across the sky, going from here to there.  It is the same, and yet will it ever be the same again? 
 There is an old hymn, “There is a place of quiet rest, near to the heart of God”, and I believe that is what America needs more than anything else, to find herself, to rediscover her roots, to return to a lost morality, “near to the heart of God.”    

 AN OUTDOORSMAN’S PRAYER

O merciful God, save us.  Save us from ourselves. Save mankind.  Make man kind. Please God, save our country.  Speak to the minds and hearts of those that are supposedly leading us and convert them into instruments of peace.  Rescue us from the chaos and evil that threatens. Work on the hearts of men. Draw us to you O Holy God, and give us your love.  Please, save us from ourselves, and the evil that men do. Thank you Father God, thank you and praise you. In Jesus’ Holy and beautiful name I ask it, Amen.   Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. Ohhhh Charles. That day was horrible. I stopped in the middle of the way and listening the radio one and more and more and more, I got stunned. Even more when I watched and constantly repeated the same image, our minds, reflexions and thoughts came to our minds.That day changed everything. Changed our future. Our behavior, surroundings.I heard the story of Mark. He is the Commander in Chief of Tampa Firefighters. Listening carefully, he related the worst and the most beautiful reaction from human being in this catastrophe days.GOD Bless America. GOD save the World and keep us safe from the evil. Reply Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 September 8, 2019 at 10:03 am September 8, 2019 at 9:13 am NH Reply Dear NH, YES, THERE WILL BE MANY OF US THAT WILL LIVE WITH THAT TRAGEDY FOR ALL OUR LIVES ON THIS EARTH. LET IT BE SAID OF US THAT OUR LIVES HAVE ALWAYS REFLECTED LOVE AND NOT HATE. Bless you and yours, Chaz Leo September 10, 2019 at 2:01 am NEVER FORGET regardless of the name calling, distractions and excuses. NEVER FORGET lest we allow history to to repeat. NEVER FORGET our country has enemies that seek to destroy us from within and without. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER FORGET. GOD BLESS AMERICA Reply September 8, 2019 at 2:03 pm Dear Judith, your observations about Iraq can be multiplied a thousand fold world wide. Sad to say, the inhumanity of man to man is a terrible rebuke against humanity. We are called to show mercy and love to a broken world: let it began with me O God, let it began with me. Bless you sis, bless you. Chaz Reply Charlene what happened was inconceivable at that time. It still hurts to know that so many people just went to work and never returned. I still grieve for them. Thank you for the peace that nature brings you, me and those of us around you who are observant enough to see G-D’s wonders. September 8, 2019 at 10:45 am Leo, my friend, the thing to remember is that God is definitely in control. I appreciate your comment, Chaz Reply Well said. You truly have a gift with words. Like you…I remember every nuance of that day. It seemed surreal. As a therapist, I am still treating first responders from this tragic day. We still suffer… Reply Mike McFadden Reply charles towne September 9, 2019 at 8:22 am TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleFlorida-Georgia water fight to be heard in October before federal judge in New MexicoNext articleFocus on the Legislature: Proposed resolution seeks to put Medicaid expansion back onto 2020 ballot Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR September 11, 2019 at 6:42 pm September 9, 2019 at 7:34 pm I truly appreciate how you describe nature scenes and sounds in this piece. Your amazing description places the reader beside you, a mutual observer.However, the aftermath of the Twin Towers tragedy must also be recalled, the US–UK invasion of Iraq resulted in the deaths of millions, and the American people have no idea of the enormity of the calamity the invasion unleashed. The U.S. military has refused to keep a tally of Iraqi deaths. General Tommy Franks, the man in charge of the initial invasion, bluntly told reporters, “We don’t do body counts.” One survey found that most Americans thought Iraqi deaths were in the tens of thousands. But our calculations, using the best information available, show a catastrophic estimate of 2.4 million Iraqi deaths.The number of Iraqi casualties is not just a historical dispute, because the killing is still going on today. Since several major cities in Iraq and Syria fell to Islamic State in 2014, the U.S. has led the heaviest bombing campaign since the American War in Vietnam, dropping 105,000 bombs and missiles and reducing most of Mosul and other contested Iraqi and Syrian cities to rubble.An Iraqi Kurdish intelligence report estimated that at least 40,000 civilians were killed in the bombardment of Mosul alone, with many more bodies still buried in the rubble. A recent project to remove rubble and recover bodies in just one neighborhood found 3,353 more bodies, of whom only 20% were identified as ISIS fighters and 80% as civilians. Another 11,000 people in Mosul are still reported missing by their families. https://www.salon.com/2018/03/19/the-staggering-death-toll-in-iraq_partner/Lest we forget that the insanity of a handful of radicals caused the deaths of 3,000 and 6,00 injuries. In comparison, this nation must be held accountable for the Iraq War and consequential tragic disruption of the Middle East. “. . . and there shall be wars and rumors of Oh mike, it seems that folks are too quick to forget. How could we as a people allow such hideous acts to transpire. Dear God, help us to draw near to you so that others can see the love of Christ in each of us. Thanks Mike. Chaz WHAT A DAY…etched forever in our minds!!!With so much shock and pain on the faces of those who were actually there and lived through it,heartbreak does not even begin to sum up the emotions they went through and still live with.The country mourned with themas a whole and we will not forget!!The loss of life was tragic and devastating. Our only hope is in Jesus, our Lord and Savior, whois the reason why we will see our friends and loved ones again.Thank you, Lord, that no matter what situation we are in, you are there with us, sustaining us and pouring out your love and peace on us!Thank you, Chuck, for this article as a reminder and a tribute to those killed. God bless you.center_img charles towne September 9, 2019 at 6:06 pm charles towne charles towne charles towne CSG Reply Reply CSG, DEAR FRIEND, WE HAVE SEEN AND ENDURED A LOT IN OUR DAYS HAVEN’T WE? Jesus is our blessed hope, our constant refuge and our strength and our hiding place. Thanks so very much for your thoughtful comment. May PApa God bless and keep you and yours, Chaz You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! 14 COMMENTS Please enter your name here September 8, 2019 at 3:50 pm September 10, 2019 at 8:08 am The Anatomy of Fear September 8, 2019 at 9:25 am charles towne Reply Judith Hankes Richard September 12, 2019 at 10:55 am Sorry Charles, I cannot comment when people bemoan the deaths of persons who gave thanks to their deity for each and every innocent american death! It was and is something that must never be repeated, but should NOT be romanticized! Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply Richard, yeah, I know what you mean. The problem is some folks are educated far beyond their capacity, if you know what I mean. We need to pray for our country and our leaders don’t we? Thanks for the comment, Chaz Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply September 9, 2019 at 7:41 am Herb, you are right on. We need to pray for our country, pray for our leaders and for each other. We live in strange times which just goes to show that Jesus’ second coming is near. Blessings on you and yours my friend, Chaz Herb Weissman Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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The Hurricanes and Sharks nailbiter from Wellington

first_imgWednesday Mar 31, 2010 The Hurricanes and Sharks nailbiter from Wellington The Hurricanes and the Sharks couldnt be separated on the score sheet with 30 seconds left in their Super 14 meeting at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington on the weekend. To avoid the spoiler, stop reading now and skip to the clip.Ruan Piennar put in a great individual display as he answered his critics by staying composed late in the game, bringing back memories of that classic encounter between the Sharks and the Crusaders in Durbana few seasons back.He kicked 19 points with seven out of eight kicks at goal, including the winning penalty kick from 49 meters out with time up. His return to form is much appreciated by the struggling Sharks, who lost their first five matches of this years campaign.“I don’t believe he is as strong mentally as we’d all love him to be,” Springbok coach Peter De Villiers said when speaking about Pienaar recently.“He has everything when it comes to skills and talent, but he seems to be missing that one little thing between the ears that could make him the great Springbok that I thought he’d be by now.“Some people are motivated internally, but I think Ruan thrives on external motivation. He needs constant reassurance, and responds well to praise, whereas a guy like Morne Steyn is the opposite, he explained.Young fullback Patrick Lambie scored early on for the Sharks as they got out to a lead before Pienaar and Wilie Ripia exchanged penalties, with the visitors going into the break with a 13-6 lead. Piri Weepu then came on and slotted two kicks.JP Pietersen then finished off an excellent flowing movement that had all the hallmarks of a classic Sharks try of old. Despite the lead, Maa Nonu and the Hurricanes struck back, and while Pienaar kept slotting his kicks, they later equalized with a Victor Vito try and excellent Weepu conversion, taking the scores to 26-26.A penalty was then awarded to the Sharks near the halfway line, and as the hooter sounded, Pienaar coolly slotted the kick under massive pressure, giving the Sharks the 29-26 win.“Pretty happy when a boy stands up like that to take the kick. I saw him leaning to the left (watching the flight of the ball) and nearly had a heart attack,” said Sharks captain John Smit afterwards. :: Related Posts :: Sharks beat Crusaders in the dying seconds Time: 05:56ADVERTISEMENT 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 RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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Cluny House / Guz Architects

first_img Area:  1505 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Year:  Houses Cluny House / Guz ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCluny House / Guz Architects Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham Hall+ 13 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/118645/cluny-house-guz-architects Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” ArchDailycenter_img Photographs:  Patrick Bingham HallText description provided by the architects. The project demonstrates how technology, planning and design can be applied sensitively to generate a comfortable, luxurious, yet sustainable family home. Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham HallRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEARenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwarePhotovoltaic cells and solar water heaters are employed together with design for passive cooling and cross ventilation to reduce energy usage. Irrigation tanks and roof gardens collect and recycle rainwater; and the use of materials such as recycled teak and artificial timber adds warmth without compromising the finite resources of our environment. Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham HallThe house is laid out around a central water court that forms the focal point of the project. Lushly planted roof gardens surround this and add to the effect that nature is evident in every part of the house. Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham HallAlthough the house is high tech – using state of the art EIB systems, photovoltaic cells, security systems – these are integrated discreetly and work with the natural environment of the house rather than against it. Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham HallThis integration of technology and nature deserves special mention in a compelling design that could realistically become the model for sustainable living.Save this picture!© Patrick Bingham HallProject gallerySee allShow lessDebate Over the Design for the Glasgow School of Art by Steven HollArticlesAcademy of Art University Introduces the School of Landscape ArchitectureArticles Share 2009 Photographs Cluny House / Guz Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/118645/cluny-house-guz-architects Clipboard CopyHouses• Architects: Guz Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeGuz ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityHousesPublished on March 14, 2011Cite: “Cluny House / Guz Architects” 14 Mar 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 streamlast_img read more

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SRK / ARTechnic architects

first_imgArchDaily 2014 Photographs Japan Projects 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773642/srk-artechnic-architects Clipboard Architects: ARTechnic architects Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773642/srk-artechnic-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Meguro, Japan Year:  Architect In Charge:Kotaro IdeAssistant:Ruri MitsuyasuCity:MeguroCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of ARTechnic architectsRecommended ProductsDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. By expanding and adjusting the existing land condition and nature within, I have attempted to create a space which provides dwelling as like a part of the nature.Save this picture!Courtesy of ARTechnic architectsThe shape has been finalized rationally and organically in the forming process of dealing with the site condition and requested function. Not only the result of the form being organic, by paying attention to the organic matter of the planning process, the process itself perhaps produced the organic space.Save this picture!Courtesy of ARTechnic architectsThere was a 3.7m height difference and were a lot of tall trees left at the top of the hill by the boundary of the site. Since the earth retaining wall has been required for utilizing these trees to create the view from the upper floor, not only the wall has been taken an advantage of becoming as a part of the architecture, it even has been made to grow to form the external shell. The earth retaining wall of the lower floor has been raised in the form of a spiral shape and wrapped around the building, involving the exterior space as an external shell of the upper floor. The entire exterior wall of this house was formed by this external shell. The upper floor surrounded by this wall and tall trees was cut by glassed windows to separate from the exterior, creating an atmosphere of dwelling directly in a rocky mountain. The functional requirement as a house was satisfied by furniture.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe exterior wall, leaning toward outside creates an effect of reducing the spacial pressure, leads natural sunlight and also reflects it into interior space. I was able to meet the client’s expectation “shutting off the view from neighbor, but obtaining the feeling of open space”.Save this picture!Courtesy of ARTechnic architectsI treated the wall as a man made nature, fulfilled the function by furniture and blocked the air by glass for human to reside in. It is the origin of Japanese architecture for furniture and windows to collateral the performance as a house, though I aimed to obtain a sense of European strength which provides living by furniture in remain and stones structures.Save this picture!SectionIn addition, the house holds a complexed spatial composition, though it creates a reasonable and comfortable thermal environment by external wall insulation and underfloor heating/cooling system.Save this picture!Courtesy of ARTechnic architectsProject gallerySee allShow lessOMA Launches New WebsiteArchitecture NewsGallery: OMA’s Fondazione Prada Photographed by Laurian GhinitoiuArchitecture News Sharecenter_img “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of ARTechnic architects+ 34 Share Area:  176 m² Area:  176 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Constructor: “COPY” Photographs:  Courtesy of ARTechnic architects Structural Engineer: Wada Construction, Hiroyuki Wada NAO, Naomi Kitayama SRK / ARTechnic architects SRK / ARTechnic architectsSave this projectSaveSRK / ARTechnic architects CopyAbout this officeARTechnic architectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMeguroJapanPublished on September 15, 2015Cite: “SRK / ARTechnic architects” 15 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Cross HairlinePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®SinksThe Splash LabTrough Sink – Monolith A SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural CenterBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesConcrete FloorsSikaDecorative Floor CoatingsMetal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsFluropon® Coating in Thaden SchoolWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for Partition WallsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – MAGNEOSinksECOPIXELWashbasin – Light Basin LTBMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?日本SRK住宅 / ARTechnic 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! 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Gorilla Organization introduces new ID cards for street collectors

first_img Howard Lake | 3 December 2008 | News  69 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Conservation charity The Gorilla Organization is using secure ID cards from Payne Security to authenticate its official street-based collectors and make it harder for fraudsters to attempt to collect in their name.Like many other charities, The Gorilla Organization uses volunteer collectors in large cities to ask for cash donations.Payne Security developed a card design that combines security devices with graphics that support the charity’s branding. The design includes photographic personalisation of the cardholder and a forest effect created using fine line printing, whose intricate patterns are hard to replicate. The reverse of the card includes information about The Gorilla Organization’s activities.Sam Davies of The Gorilla Organization said: “It is vital that we safeguard the public from fraud and ensure that all donated money is given to our official collectors. We are delighted that Payne Security has been able to provide a card solution that enhances our corporate image as well as providing secure authentication of genuine charity workers.”www.gorillas.org AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Gorilla Organization introduces new ID cards for street collectors Tagged with: Community fundraising Law / policy 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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French rulers tell youth: ‘Act your age and shut up!’

first_imgParis, FranceAfter government employees, joined by railway workers and students, demonstrated here on May 22, police arrested nearly 100 young people, including minors as young as 14. The protesting youths were occupying the Arago High School (lycée) in Paris.Before being taken into custody, some 60 of them were packed like cattle in a police van for more than four hours. They were not allowed to notify their relatives, drink or use the toilet. These arrests, which lasted for two days, were traumatic for the adolescents and distressing for their families.After that ordeal, several of these young people, handcuffed as if they were dire threats to society, went before a judge.What crime had these young rebels committed? They had decided — and had the courage — to oppose the neoliberal “reform” of the education sector that French President Emmanuel Macron wants to impose. They had done no damage other than break one window.One of them said: “I was shocked by the brutality of the police and the conditions of detention. They wanted to make us an example to stop young people from mobilizing, but I will continue to organize even more.”For months, left-wing student unions have been asserting their refusal to see education turned into a commodity. While the French educational system has been predominantly public and higher education courses have been almost free of charge until recently, tuition fees have been increasing. Until a recent change in the law, university admission was guaranteed to everyone who passed the baccalaureate [a test given at the end of high school].The students say no to the fact that more and more young people from poor families are barred by lack of money from studying and are condemned to unemployment. Many teachers are also mobilizing. All are calling for more resources for education, which the government-imposed austerity is suffocating.Whatever you think of President Macron, whatever adjective you apply to a government that acts like this, a regime that attacks its youth by acting so badly is obviously losing control of itself as well as of the situation. Not a day goes by in France without the government’s repression of social anger.Should we get used to seeing the CRS [specialized police units for suppressing crowds] invade university campuses, which are boiling with indignation, and bludgeon resisting students? Must we passively sit by as an authoritarian hierarchy at the ministerial level overturns the decisions of teacher assemblies and administrative personnel in struggle? If we do that, we might as well give up the little democratic space that capitalist society concedes!Again and again, the only thing tolerated is the comedy of bourgeois democracy — with its own limitations however. In the Odeon Theater in Paris (famous for having been occupied by students during the May 1968 general strike), a show took place on May 7 to commemorate the events of 50 years ago.Everything went according to plan … until the true (today’s!) students suddenly burst into the auditorium and took the initiative to speak up and explain to the audience the reasons for their ongoing protests. The theater management panicked and called the police, who, in an unpopular move, used force to make the young “troublemakers” leave the theater.Something is going wrong in the kingdom of Macron. Perhaps that something is a people that refuses the fate he plans for them. A people who are slowly becoming aware that the dismantling of public utilities is not progress, that the “reforms” promoted by the media on behalf of big finance are entirely destructive. A people who are painfully learning how to get back on their feet to walk again.All this will take time. But it is clear that many of us will no longer go along with his plans.Minister of the Interior Gérard Collomb has no doubt understood this. He announced on May 27: “If we want to keep the right to demonstrate tomorrow, which is a fundamental right, people who wish to express their opinion must also oppose the ‘breakers.’ They cannot by their passivity allow themselves to become accomplices to what is happening [the resulting harm].”He must consider it a beautiful social project to make the right to demonstrate in France conditional on transforming all the “ordinary demonstrators,” as he calls them, into police officers!Herrera is a Marxist economist, a researcher at the Centre National Recherche Scientifique, who works at the Centre d’Économie de la Sorbonne, Paris. WW staff translated this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Top five haunted houses in the Dallas-Fort Worth area

first_imgGrace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ Revamped enrollment process confuses some students Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Photo courtesy of The Dark Path Haunt. ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ Twitter ReddIt Language barriers remain in TCU’s alert system Grace Amiss Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ TCU cancels offer to trade tickets for canned food Flu activity remains high in Texas + posts Facebook Grace Amiss is a senior journalism major and managing editor for TCU360. When she is not reporting she is most likely raving about her golden retriever or taking a spin class. Grace is currently writing about student life at TCU, so feel free to drop her a line if you come across a story you feel is worth sharing! Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ Linkedin printThe Fort Worth and Dallas areas have spent the past few months preparing for the Halloween season the best way they can— haunted houses.TCU students are also gearing for the spooky season by attending some of these locations.“My favorite part of Halloween is going to the haunted houses,” said TCU sophomore Kate Edwards. “They’re so realistic.”From ghost to ghouls to goblins, these wicked attractions guarantee a fright-filled night to any who dare to step through any of these establishments haunted gates. Here are five haunted houses the Fort Worth and Dallas area have to offer. #1 — Cutting Edge Haunted HouseWhere: Intersection of I-30 & I-35Photo courtesy of KTXD-TV1701 E. Lancaster Ave.Fort Worth, Texas 76102Cost:  $32.99 General Admission, tax not included Dates of operation:  Oct. 6-8, 12-15, 19-22, 25-31 Nov. 3-4The Cutting Edge Haunted House has established a reputation for being one of the best haunted houses in the nation. This attraction is estimated to take about 55 minutes to complete and holds two Guinness World Records – the first for being the world’s largest haunted attraction and the second for being the world’s largest walk-through haunted house.  The Fort Worth’s Cutting Edge Haunted House is recognized for its frighteningly realistic props, top-notch special effects makeup and unbelievable scares.This area, which has been nicknamed “Hell’s Half Acre,” will take you through a realistic meat packing process which now functions as a stomach-churning human processing zone. Mannequins are hoisted to the second level and brought through the entire meat packing process until the conveyor system brings the butchered corpses back to the first level, according to the haunted house’s website.    Video#2 —Dark Hour Haunted House Picture of a “Demon Crawler.” Photo courtesy of Dark Hour Haunted House.Where: 701 Taylor Dr. Plano, TX 75074Cost: $31-$38Dates of operation: Oct.:  6-7, 12-15, 19-22, 27-31 The Dark Hour Haunted House, which USA Today ranked as one of the nation’s scariest haunted houses, is praised by those who have experienced it as having pure unadulterated horror. The adventure begins with a pit stop at the Coven Manor cemetery, a place filled with decaying bodies and hauntingly realistic gravestones. Participants are led through a thrilling journey on the 30,000 square feet estate. Possessed witches and faceless monsters lurk in every corner of the house’s deteriorated hallways ready to scare the daylights out of anyone who crosses their path.In order for The Dark Hour Haunted House to produce the highest quality experience, they pay quite a bit of attention to detail. During the Halloween season, the house can employ 100 professional actors clad in vivid costumes to play out the most realistic and haunting scenes.This adventure is one of the few that doesn’t end after the clock strikes 12 on Oct. 31. This attraction offers six additional haunting experience that coincides with popular holidays. Just a few examples are Wreck the Halls (Dec. 15-16 and 29-30), Love is Blind (Feb. 9, 10, 14), Saint Patrick’s Slay (March 16 and 17), Spring Fever (April 13-14 and 20-21) and finally the Dogs Days of Summer (June 29-30 and July 6-7). Video#3 —- Moxley ManorPhoto courtesy of Richard Alvarado.Where: 510 Harwood Road, Bedford, Texas 76021Cost: Admission: $23 General Admission, $35 Fast Pass AdmissionDates of operation: Oct. 6-8, 13-15, 19-22, 26-31Heed this warning thrill-seeking enthusiast, this year’s Moxley Manor attraction is unlike anything you have ever experienced. This spooky manor houses not only one, but two haunted houses to please any and all horror aficionados. The Moxley Manor experience is loosely based on a true story from the 1920’s where a family was brutally murdered inside the residence. Although visitors will not walk through the original mansion itself due to safety reasons, many of the events which occurred that night have been recreated to terrorize any who enter this haunted house. Richard Alvarado, the owner of the Moxley Manor haunted house, said this year’s experience is a unique and exhilarating one.“The mix of movie quality sets, animatronics and props, as well as the artwork of a world famous 3D artist, makes this year’s haunted house up to par with some of the countries top rated haunted houses,” said Alvarado.There is a new attraction for the 2017 season: Top Terror.  This Clown inspired haunted house is the second haunted house offered in the Moxley Manor experience, but the first of its kind in the DFW Area to be 3D animated.When asked what sets his haunted house apart from others around the Dallas and Fort Worth Area, Alvarado said it was their chainsaw-wielding clowns.Moxley Manor was recently voted one of Texas best fright find in the 2017 top haunted houses and has been featured in films such as “The Houses That October Built.”Video#4 — Dan’s Haunted HouseWhere: 501 E. Swisher Rd. Lake Dallas, TX. 75065 Photo courtesy of Steele Photography and Dan’s Haunted House.Cost:  $20Dates of operation: Friday and Saturday, 8 pm- 11 pm, Sept. 22 – Oct 29If you find yourself avoiding haunted houses out of fear of clowns, zombies or chainsaws, Dan’s Haunted House is the place for you. This horror house is anything but typical and is the only Japanese-themed haunted attraction in the country. The theme for the 2017 Halloween season is called “Mokasatsu: Unkle Kreep’s Atomic Shadows.” Participants spend a night under the stars as they stroll through this unique, yet eerie, area Asian inspired attraction. This night is anything but beautiful as monsters such as the Terrifying Samurai, Frightening Spirits, Ghostly Yōkai and Sinister Japanese Demons hide within every dark shadow. The ancient Japanese Demons and its location in the middle of the woods are not the only factors that set this haunted house apart from its competition, said the owner of Dan’s Haunted House, Dan Baker. “We do not take ourselves seriously. If you have watched any of our promotion videos, most of them are silly and crazy,” said Baker. “At this haunted house, we hit them with things no one has ever seen before. That freaks people out for sure.”With their slogan “fear is everything,” it is no doubt that Dan’s Haunted house will convince you the customary grit and gore is not always needed for a petrifying night.Video#5 — The Dark Path Haunted Trail Where:  2686 Old Alton Rd, Denton, TX 76210.Costs: $20 per person Photo courtesy of The Dark Path Haunt.Dates of operation: Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, If you were enticed by the idea of a moonlit and morbid experience, but yearn for the roar of a chainsaw, The Dark Path Haunted Trail is the place of your dreams — or nightmares. This trail, which is located on four acres of a sinister forest, is advertised as one of the most authentic and unnerving adventures one could have.The area surrounding The Dark Path has been home to various murders, suicides, disappearances, séances, ghost sighting and paranormal investigations since 1938, according to The Dark Path’s website.Equipped with nothing more than a dimly lit lantern and your courageous soul, the Dark Path beckons one and all to attempt to wander down its trail. Video Previous articleBrite Divinity School wants new way of thinking in Master’s programNext article“Hope and Healing” only part of what Religious and Spiritual Life does Grace Amiss RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Police attack journalists again at Gezi Park demonstration

first_img to go further Follow the news on Turkey Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia April 2, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img Read in turc/ Türkçe Reporters Without Borders condemns renewed police violence against journalists in Istanbul’s Taksim square and on the narrow streets of the surrounding district of Beyoglu on 6 July. At least 12 journalists were physically attacked and at least two are still in police custody.The latest police violence occurred when journalists went to cover Gezi Park’s reinauguration after the authorities cancelled plans to tear it down and build on it.“We deplore the continuing abuses by police, who are still using teargas, water cannon and rubber bullets, still insulting and beating and journalists and still sometimes forcing them to delete their photos and video footage,” Reporters Without Borders said.“The authorities continue to accuse journalists of organizing riots. The government must, as a matter of urgency, put a stop to the persecution of journalists and bloggers and punish those responsible for these abuses.“Several journalists critical of recent government policy have been fired, publications have been banned, media have been prevented from working, and many foreign journalists have been arrested and ordered to leave. We condemn this censorship, as well as the self-censorship that is now widespread.”The journalists attacked by police on 6 July included Yunus Dalgiç and Arif Balkan of the liberal daily Milliyet (Nation), Gökhan Biçici of IMC TV, Elif Akgül of the online newspaper Bianet, Baris Yarkadas of the news website Gercek Gündem, Dilem Tastan of the daily Sol (Left), Sengül Derin of Ulusal Kanal (National Channel), Onur Erdem of the daily Birgün (Day), Makbule Cengiz of Halk TV (People TV), Özcan Yaman, Evrim Kurdoglu and Tugçe Tatari.Bestegül Öneren and Selçuk Özmen of the left-wing nationalist daily Aydinlik (Clarity) have reportedly been in police custody since 6 July. Italian photographer Mattia Cacciatori was released today after being arrested while covering the clashes outside Gezi Park.More than 50 police attacks Four journalists –- Alpbugra Bahadir Gültekin, Ipek Izci and Elif Ekinci of the newspaper Radikal and Elif Akgül of Bianet -– were the targets of police violence during a demonstration in Istanbul on 22 June to pay tribute to all those who had been killed or injured since the start of the protest movement.Milliyet journalist Ceren Büyüktekik was injured on 21 June when three rubber bullets fired by the police struck her head. That evening, Halk TV, a station critical of the government, was prevented from working during a live broadcast.Swedish journalist Sarah Olsson spent 48 hours in police custody before being deported. She said she intended to refer her expulsion to the European Court of Human Rights.In Ankara, a police riot vehicle aimed a water cannon at Russia Today reporter Tom Barton’s camera while CNN International reporter Ivan Watson said police insulted him. Mahmut Serdar Alakus of AA (Anatolia Agency), Tahsin Güner of DHA (Dogan News Agency) and Osman Özgan of IHA (Ihlas News Agency) were attacked and injured by demonstrators.Ulas Yildiz of the newspaper Mücadele Birligi (Combat Union) was briefly arrested in the southern city of Adana on 21 June. Then he was rearrested three days later and was held for four days. Although finally released, he will probably be prosecuted.A delegation consisting of representatives of the Union of Journalists and the Association of Turkish Journalists went to see Istanbul prefect Hüseyin Avni Mutlu on 26 June to express their concern about police attacks on journalists and media employees.According to these organizations, a total of 54 media personnel were attacked during three weeks of demonstrations throughout Turkey, and 34 were arrested.Photo: Bulent Kilic / AFP Organisation Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News News April 2, 2021 Find out more Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit July 8, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police attack journalists again at Gezi Park demonstration TurkeyEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

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