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Talking points from the game including All Black backlash, Beauden Barrett’s kicking yips, Maro Itoje’s coming of age and Warburton’s quiet industry all covered Unseen work: Sam Warburton allows others to thriveO’Brien was the Lions’ top carrier (nine carries) and did exactly what he was selected for – to carry his guts out. This was not the case in the first test where he was the principle ‘jackal’ at the breakdown. Toby Faletau also benefited from Warburton’s presence; he had the luxury to stay wide for the Lions’ first try knowing that Warburton would be covering the middle third of the field. And even with conditions and a one-man advantage being taken into consideration, the All Blacks’ ruck speed was noticeably slower than the first test. If the Lions’ want to win the third test, they’ll need Warburton to start.All Blacks’ goal kicking is a problem – in the rainIn dry conditions, when the All Blacks are scoring four plus tries a game, Beauden Barrett’s goal kicking completion really doesn’t matter. But in conditions that would make Noah reach for his tool kit, you need a kicker that can do the business. The All Blacks had a goal kicking completion of 69% in the second test, which is way below the 80-85% required at test level. It seems churlish to criticise Beauden Barrett for his goal kicking when the rest of his game is so impressive, but as the second test showed it is a problem.World-class player: However Beauden Barrett is not a world-class place kickerBarrett is one of few elite goal kickers who still has an ‘arc’ on his kicking trajectory – a right to left arc to be precise. The best goal kickers over the past decade have been those who kick the ball straight, or with a slight fade – Leigh Halfpenny being a perfect example. If it is to rain in the Third Test, Steve Hansen may consider having two goal kicking options on the field.Some disciplinary issues are inexcusable TAGS: Highlight LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Lions glory. But a black elephant remains in the roomThe Lions beat the All Blacks by 24-21, levelled the series, and achieved something that few professional rugby players will ever experience – a win in New Zealand. It was a wonderfully chaotic game, where the rain was so extreme that the frequency of ‘miss passes’ was overtaken by missed catches. Conor Murray’s box kicking was custom made for the conditions and created enormous problems for the All Blacks’ kick defence. Murray’s tactical kicking became so pivotal that it meant Rhys Webb didn’t even make it onto the field – which is very rare in a modern game where scrum halves are robotically substituted after 65 minutes. Maro Itoje made sure that anything that was once standing no longer was, and his work at the restarts was immaculate.Come of age: Maro Itoje put in a monumental performanceJonathan Sexton and Owen Farrell combined well in midfield and were instrumental in the Lions first try -which saw the Lions pull a very Kiwi move by leaving Taulupe Faletau wide on the left touchline after the prior phase had stretched the All Blacks’ defence to the right touchline. But. But. But. But. But. There is one big but. To only win by three points against a team that played with 14 men for 55 minutes is far from reassuring heading into the third test. Even considering Mako Vunipola’s sin binning, the Lions had a theoretical one man overlap for 45 minutes. Despite a far more muscular performance from the Lions’ forwards, it was against six men, Jerome Kaino having made way for Ngani Laumape in the reshuffle that followed Sonny Bill Williams’ red card. Let’s celebrate the win, of course, who wouldn’t? But crack open the Prosecco – save the Champagne for next week should it be required.Sonny Bill Williams. Same old shoulder.A lesser known medical disorder resurfaced in the second test. ‘League Union Split Personality Disorder (LUSPD) is the condition where former league players temporarily become disorientated by their immediate surroundings and demonstrate abnormal behaviours – the most common being tackling without the use of the arms. Sonny Bill Williams demonstrated these symptoms when tackling Anthony Watson and rightly received a red card and a four-week ban.Error of judgement: Sonny Bill Williams has paid a heavy price for an unnecessary shoulder chargeFor many elite players, a tackle without the arms can often be excused as a rush of blood, or a one-off misjudgement – that is not the case with SBW. The ‘no arms hit’ is a regular lapse in his game and arguably a result of jumping from code to code/ sport to sport and thus never fully adjusting to one tackling technique. The All Blacks will obviously show solidarity publicly and not blame SBW for the defeat, but privately they will not be best pleased. The Kiwis don’t really do mistakes and that one was massive.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREWarburton allows others to excelSam Warburton has been in a difficult position on this Lions tour. Quite literally. The fact that he sticks his body in places that few others are prepared to, means that most of what he achieves on the field remains unseen. The problem with doing unseen work is that it doesn’t transfer well to TV footage and the negativity can then filter down onto social media. But the second test showed exactly what he does and why he is important. To appreciate what Warburton does, don’t look at him, rather look at the effect on players around him and the impact on the opposition. Sean O’Brien had a magnificent game in the second test. Breaking the line: Conor Murray snipes over to score the Lions’ second try The second test was littered with an embarrassing amount of brain farts from both teams. Sonny Bill Williams and Mako Vunipola’s collective tally moved beyond brain farts and into brain diarrhoea. The brain flatulence can be neatly segmented into those offences that can be mitigated for and those which cannot. Charlie Faumuina’s infringement was a fine example of an infringement that really can’t be prevented. Faumuina’s tackle on a mid-air Kyle Sinckler was a split-second reaction that can’t be coached out of a player, it is a synaptic response for which there is no solution.In the cooler: Mako Vunipola lost his head in the second-halfHowever, Mako Vunipola’s’ late hit on Beauden Barrett falls into the category that can be solved and should never happen. His petulant hit on Barrett was evidently stoppable and served no purpose. It is a remnant of the amateur game, where a late hit left a ‘mark’ on your opponent. In professional rugby, acts like that leave a very different mark – such as potentially losing a test series and tainting the careers of players and coaches alike. A mark which most would gladly do without. If the Lions are to win the final test, the penalty count will need to halve.
Video: Archbishop of Canterbury on the WCC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL [Episcopal News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby speaks with ENS about the importance of the World Council of Churches and the ecumenical movement. Rector Knoxville, TN Peter Menkin says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ecumenical & Interreligious, Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments (1) The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group November 4, 2013 at 4:45 pm Sometimes the really big subjects are hard to grasp, so I wonder when a statement is made if one can judge it or make a comment on it that is worthwhile. The Archbishop has been traveling and learning about some of the violence, murder and sin in the world and he has in this statement to ENS made witness to the sad reality of the evil in our world. Frightening to hear, such testimony is, and I think when he remarks that it is Christian duty to be a reconciling force it is my thought this is a real solution and way of working with the issues of evil and violence in the world. But what does the Christian do for the work of a way far from the kind of violence and evil of a kind that is so manifest in some parts of our world that is beyond even the imaginings from where I stand. I think the dictum for someone in the community where I live is to be a minister where I am, and to do so in my own neighborhood as I can. Practicing reconciliation is a way of doing things, not just an act of organizations, I think. So it is part of the Christian thinking and life. The Archbishop’s message then becomes a kind of preaching of the better kind, though not intended as such. Call this the Holy Spirit at work, if you will. That is the better part of grasping what is sometimes a big subject too big for some of us to grasp. WCC Assembly 2013 Archbishop of Canterbury, Anglican Communion, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN By Matthew DaviesPosted Nov 2, 2013 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Video, 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments are closed. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem
Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Racial Justice & Reconciliation Rector Shreveport, LA [Diocese of Mississippi] Church bells tolled across Mississippi from Episcopal bell towers in memory of civil rights activist Medgar Evers on June 12.The Diocese of Mississippi and its Racial Reconciliation Task Force responded to a request by the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute that Evers be memorialized by the bell tolling across Mississippi. Churches were asked to toll the bell 55 times, one toll for each year that has passed since Evers was shot and killed getting out of his car at his Jackson, Mississippi, home.The Rev. Anne Harris, rector of St. Paul’s Church, Columbus, Mississippi, takes her turn at tolling the church bell in memory of Medgar Evers. Photo: Chuck YarboroughEvers died June 12, 1963, when he was assassinated by Byron De La Beckwith, a white supremacist and Klansman, who was tried three times before conviction in 1994. Beckwith died in prison in 2001.Anita Parrott George, chair of the Racial Reconciliation Task Force in the Diocese of Mississippi and a member of the Episcopal Church Executive Council, said that those gathered at a recent conference at the Gray Center in Mississippi came out of the event with a call to remember Medgar Evers on the day of his death by the bell tolling.George helped assemble the late-May conference in Canton, which was called “55 Years Later: Becoming the Beloved Community.” The event is one of several sponsored by the task force. This year, the conference featured six speakers from across the nation, including two presenters from the Episcopal Church Center: Heidi Kim and Chuck Wynder, both of whom work in racial reconciliation and as social justice officers for the Episcopal Church.“The task force believes that the first step in becoming the beloved community is to know its history and the stories of its people,” said George prior to the conference.The Rt. Rev. Brian R. Seage, bishop of Mississippi, attended the two-day conference. As he remembered the slaying of Medgar Evers, Seage said, “The Episcopal Church in Mississippi strives to live into the baptismal covenant by continuing the important work of racial reconciliation. Our task force for racial reconciliation is blessed with strong leadership and devoted membership. The mission of the task force follows the baptismal promise ‘to strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.’”— The Rev. Scott Lenoir is the editor of The Mississippi Episcopalian. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Mississippi tolls bells in Medgar Evers’ memory Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Smithfield, NC By Scott LenoirPosted Jun 13, 2018 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK
“COPY” Houses Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907335/shelter-on-a-rock-espace-vital-architecture Clipboard CopyHouses•Sherbrooke, Canada Photographs: Stéphane LemireSite:Densely wooded lot of 11,792 m²Project Architect And Designer:Paul FaucherAssisted By:Dominick LamontagneCity:SherbrookeCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Stéphane LemireRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. Characterized by an impressive overhang, the flow of interior and exterior spaces and the creative use of a double ground level, the project draws its roots in the work of the modernist architect Richard Neutra who shaped the built environment in the Californian desert.Save this picture!© Stéphane LemireRight from the first visit the architects noticed that the clients had adopted the rock mound for their base camp. They had built a floating deck on its top giving a sense of owning the site and offering views of the surrounding forest. This platform inspired the conceptual approach for the project: delicately dropping a deck on the mound and carrying the aerial effect with a transparent livable bridge. The idea of creating a symbiosis between the house and the topography, along with the audacious design, seduced the open-minded couple who are nature lovers as well as contemporary art enthusiasts.Save this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!1st floor planIn a bold horizontal and aerial gesture, the structure stretches from the rock mound to the north extremity of the house where the master bedroom is nested. Along the way it takes foot on two massive concrete plans that bring stability to the composition, both structurally and visually, and are the expression of the desire for shelter.Save this picture!© Stéphane LemireThe challenge was to maintain this lightness while including the programmatic needs. The answer was the use of grafted modules clearly expressed and painted black for the entrance and staircase that keep the transparency with abundant glazing. The solid/void composition is thus harmonized. The facades are also brought to life with the Corten-clad modules containing storage.Save this picture!© Stéphane LemireIn the same manner as the original camping installations, the building aims to simply satisfy basic needs. Entrance facing the stairs, workspace with an oversized garage door, office and utilities share the lower level. Upstairs, the open-plan living area in the transparent bridge, the master bedroom on the north side. A central block containing the pantry, storage spaces and bathroom serving as a transition space between the public and private areas.Save this picture!© Stéphane LemireVoluntarily minimalist, the layout lets the environment be in the forefront by penetrating all the interior spaces. The occupants have the feeling of living outside and can enjoy the seasonally ever-changing shapes, colors, lighting and patterns the nature offers.Project gallerySee allShow lessCeviv Winery / ReisarchitetturaSelected ProjectsHarvard Announces the 2019 Richard Rogers FellowsArchitecture News Share Shelter on a Rock / ESPACE VITAL architecture Year: ArchDaily Shelter on a Rock / ESPACE VITAL architectureSave this projectSaveShelter on a Rock / ESPACE VITAL architecture Canada Architects: ESPACE VITAL architecture Area Area of this architecture project Area: 240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeESPACE VITAL architectureOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSherbrookeCanadaPublished on December 10, 2018Cite: “Shelter on a Rock / ESPACE VITAL architecture” 10 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“COPY” Lead Architects: Projects Save this picture!© Walter de Abreu+ 16Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Brazil CopyHouses•Brazil House in Serra das Cabras / MMBB Arquitetos Year: Engineering And Structure:ITA ConstrutoraProject Team:Adriano Bergemann, André R. Costa, Cecilia Góes, Gleuson Pinheiro Silva, Guilherme Pianca, Maria João Figueiredo, Martin Benavidez, Rafael Monteiro, Chansoo BeyonCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Walter de AbreuRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. This house was designed for a site located on the slope of one of the hills of the Serra das Cabras, in Campinas, SP. An area marked by considerable inclines and the beautiful landscape consisting of forest originates at the confluence of a number of small waterways.Save this picture!© Walter de AbreuSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Walter de AbreuThe residence is shaped in a simple pavillion of forty for seven meters, part resting on the ground and other aerial part. This pavilion intimate environments, more restricted access, are leased in part supported and guarded by an embankment constructed, providing every comfort and coziness necessary.Save this picture!© Walter de AbreuThe social programs of the house are located in the high portion of the pavillion, taking advantage of the great view, and connecting with the pool area and solarium. Nestled under this part of the pavilion are the parking area and the service dependencies.Save this picture!© Walter de AbreuProject gallerySee allShow lessLindis Lodge / Architecture WorkshopSelected ProjectsA House in the Countryside / Ene+Ene ArhitecturaSelected Projects Share House in Serra das Cabras / MMBB ArquitetosSave this projectSaveHouse in Serra das Cabras / MMBB Arquitetos Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Trimble Navigation “COPY” ArchDaily 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922286/house-in-serra-das-cabras-mmbb-arquitetos Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922286/house-in-serra-das-cabras-mmbb-arquitetos Clipboard Marta Moreira, Milton Braga, em conjunto com Carolina Bueno Photographs: Walter de Abreu Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Photographs Architects: MMBB Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project Area: 3013 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMMBB ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidential ArchitectureBrazilPublished on August 05, 2019Cite: “House in Serra das Cabras / MMBB Arquitetos” [Residência na Serra das Cabras / MMBB Arquitetos] 05 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Charity ball realises over ‚€4 million 28 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland The 32nd New York dinner gala of the American Ireland Fund has raised over ‚€4 million for charitable causes in Ireland. The two featured causes at the ball were integrated education in Northern Ireland and Barretstown which supports seriously ill children. As well as those who attended the ball, it was supported by major contributions, from $100,000 for Founders down to Supporters who contributed $10,000. There were four Founders, three Platinum packages ($75,000) and nine Patrons ($50,000). One of the key sponsors of the event was AIG whose support was directed at Barretstown. The ball, which is the biggest of the American Ireland Funds events, was attended by Irish President Mary McAleese and film star Paul Newman. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 May 2007 | News 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. The Ireland Funds, which includes support from Irish people throughout the world, is presently reviewing its grant giving programme and it is understood that its new guidelines will be agreed during the summer.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 21 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Media Trust is offering 20 awards of £500 between now and the end of March 2010 to organisations using digital media to help empower disadvantaged communities. That is one award every week.Selected projects will receive a bursary for a place at one of Media Trust’s training events, together with other communications support.Media Trust’s Development Director, Gavin Sheppard, said: “We know that there is a wealth of great digital media work already going on in the community, and these awards will help to highlight that excellence, and inspire new communities to find their voice and make it heard”.www.mediatrust.org/communityvoices/get-involved Tagged with: Digital Funding Media Trust offers twenty £500 awards for inspiring digital media Howard Lake | 4 January 2010 | News 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.
About 100 prisoners ignited a fire and tried to gain control of their dormitory in the March 11 uprising at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Ala. The action began after an incident in which Warden Carter Davenport and a prison guard were stabbed. In a video inmates circulated on social media, one participant said: “We’re tired of this shit, there’s only one way to deal with it: Tear the prison down.” (supportprisonerresistance.noblogs.org)The Equal Justice Initiative in June 2014 called on the Alabama Department of Corrections to remove Davenport from his previous post at St. Clair Correctional Facility, after three inmates were killed there within a span of 10 months. EJI reported Davenport had a history of “unprofessional conduct,” including beating a handcuffed prisoner. An EJI report also noted St. Clair guards were smuggling drugs and other contraband into the prison. Davenport was reassigned to Holman in December.In a Vice.com interview, St. Clair prisoner Melvin Ray revealed violence had escalated there after Davenport began cutting programs, including one using mediation between inmates. Ray, who is serving life without parole, is a leader in the Free Alabama Movement, a group of inmates raising awareness about the dreadful conditions in the state’s prisons.The conditions at Holman mirror the cruel and unusual conditions in all Alabama prisons — overcrowding, racism, guard brutality, lack of medical care, slave labor and solitary confinement. Mentally ill prisoners are segregated for years on end with no treatment and rotated between units at Holman and St. Clair.In 2014 a patient died at Holman from hepatitis C complications after being given no treatment. The state of Alabama has a contract with Corizon, the largest for-profit provider of prison health services. Corizon is currently locked in a battle in Pennsylvania over nontreatment of 10,000 prisoners, including political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, suffering from untreated hepatitis C. (workers.org, Sept. 25)Prisons function on inmates’ unpaid laborThe state’s answer to these abuses is more prisons. Gov. Robert Bentley has asked the Alabama legislature to approve an $800 million prison bond issue.But the Free Alabama Movement has a different analysis and strategy. In their 2014 “A Flicker Turns into a Flame” report, FAM stated: “Mass incarceration, unconstitutional overcrowded prisons and inhumane treatment are more about economics than the humanity of people. The numbers support our contention that ‘MONEY’ is the motive and most important factor in explaining the policies and conditions within the Department of Corrections.” (freealabamamovement.com)FAM concludes: “Prisons don’t function without inmate labor. And every day that the prison doesn’t function the prison profit margin plummets.”Robert Council, known as Kinetik, one of the founders of FAM, also serving life without parole, is incarcerated in Holman. In a 2015 Common Dreams interview, he said: “We have to shut down the prisons. We will not work for free anymore. All the work in prisons, from cleaning to cutting grass to working in the kitchen, is done by inmate labor. [Almost no prisoner] in Alabama is paid. Without us the prisons, which are slave empires, cannot function.“Prisons, at the same time, charge us a variety of fees, such as for our identification cards or wrist bracelets, and [impose] numerous fines, especially for possession of contraband. They charge us high phone and commissary prices. Prisons each year are taking larger and larger sums of money from the inmates and their families. The state gets from us millions of dollars in free labor and then imposes fees and fines. You have brothers that work in kitchens 12 to 15 hours a day and have done this for years and have never been paid.”In April 2014 members of FAM went on strike to demand wages for the unpaid labor they do for the state. They continue to organize in Alabama prisons.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News UpdatesCiting The Urgency Of The Matter, Delhi HC Asks Centre and Delhi Govt To Form Policy To Curb Overcrowding at Liquor Shops [Read Order] Karan Tripathi12 May 2020 5:47 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has asked the Centre as well as the Delhi Government to urgently decide as to how to control the problem of overcrowding and the resultant violation of social distancing outside liquor shops. While highlighting that this is a policy decision where the court can’t intervene, the Division Bench of Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal has…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDelhi High Court has asked the Centre as well as the Delhi Government to urgently decide as to how to control the problem of overcrowding and the resultant violation of social distancing outside liquor shops. While highlighting that this is a policy decision where the court can’t intervene, the Division Bench of Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal has asked the two governments to consider the suggestions made during the hearing and take a decision by the earliest to stop further damage. The decision has come in a PIL seeking a direction to the Respondents to enforce norms of social distancing outside liquor shops or allow online delivery of liquor. The petition did not press for an outright ban on liquor. Senior Advocate Ramesh Singh, who appeared for the Petitioner, argued that the only way of solving this issue is to allow online sale of liquor. He also informed the court that online delivery portals such as Zomato are willing to join the home delivery system for liquor. While observing that the online delivery of alcohol might involve safety and security issues, the court observed that: ‘The possibility of alcohol being snatched during transit cannot be ruled out. The possibility of home delivery of alcohol, distribution whereof till now is largely in the hands of State, would also increase the possibilities of adulteration of alcohol, also resulting in loss of life. It appears that transit of alcohol from home to home would have to be in the same manner and style as transit of cash between banks and between banks and ATMs.’ The Petitioner did submit that the online sale of liquor can contribute to the spike in the cases of domestic violence. Therefore, he suggested the following recommendations that can be incorporated in the new scheme for the sale of liquor: That deliveries should be against documents in proof of identity and age and record thereof should be maintained by the person/agency delivering. That the packaging in which liquor is delivered should prominently display helpline numbers for victims of domestic violence as well as the legal drinking age and warning that “drinking of alcohol is injurious to health”. That there should be a limit on the quantity of alcohol which can be delivered at home. That it should also be ensured that the alcohol is not adulterated in transit inasmuch as loss of life by consumption of spurious liquor is a regular feature. That the possibility of delivery of alcohol not only by existing liquor vendors but also by hotels and restaurants already licensed to serve alcohol should also be considered. It is informed that in several countries home delivery of cocktails is in vogue. That time of distribution and delivery of alcohol should be fixed keeping in view the security concerns and the possibility of domestic violence. Record of all persons coming in contact with the delivery personnel should be maintained, to facilitate contact tracing in the event of need. While informing the court that it is in process to devise a scheme addressing the issue, the Delhi Government submitted that all liquor shops could not be opened up in the city as the MHA Guidelines prohibit opening up of shops located in shopping malls. It was further informed by the Delhi Government that the Delhi Excise Act does not permit online delivery of liquor. Delhi Government also submitted that directions have been issued to liquor shops to enforce social distancing. These include maintaining separate queues for e-token holders and for others. It was further submitted that sale exclusively through e-tokens cannot be allowed as not everyone has access to the internet. At this point, the court opined that that considering the location and position of most of the liquor vends in the city, it is not possible to maintain social distancing as has been prescribed and the instructions stated to have been issued will not serve any purpose and will remain on paper only. Most of the liquor vends, the court highlighted, open on and have delivery counter facing the road and do not permit entry of any person therein except the staff deployed for selling. The roads on which the vends are situated also do not permit any prescribed social distancing to be maintained. On the issue of e-tokens, the court noted that for use of e-tokens to reduce the crowding it needs to considered as to whether at the time of applying for e-token, the patron is able to make a choice of brand of alcohol desired to be purchased, to know the availability thereof and to make payment thereof. While emphasising upon the urgency of the matter, the court observed that: ‘We are afraid that any delay on the part of the Central Government and the GNCTD can exacerbate the problem of crowding outside liquor shops and would defeat the purpose, inasmuch as more the delay, more will be the number of persons outside liquor shops, each day, who will come in close contact with each other, increasing the probability of spread of Covid-19. Moreover, it is not as if the problem is of a permanent nature, solution whereof can be devised at leisure; the problem is perhaps of a few days more inasmuch as once the patrons of alcohol are satisfied that there would be no further closure, the crowding outside liquor shops is likely to disappear.’ Therefore, the court asked the Centre as well as the Delhi Government to consider all these suggestions and observations while urgently formulating a policy on sale of liquor in the state.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story