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Lions 2013: Is Gatland right to defy BOD?

first_imgSo, if not in the team, why is the experience of O’Driscoll not required from the bench? Well, if you look at the hard-facts, the Lions backline is no kindergarten. They boast nearly 350 caps between them and have four players boasting previous Lions nous. The bench spot is filled, and I mean filled, by Manu Tuilagi, who can also cover on the wing. Tuilagi will undboubtedly be thrown into the fray in the late stages, to add ballast. BOD is already etched indelibly into Lions folklore, and that will not change regardless of the result. If Gatland’s bold selection is proved right, you’d wager he’d be the first squad member on the pitch with an outstretched hand offering heartfelt congratulations.Should Gatland have dropped O’Driscoll? Join in the debate by tweeting us @Rugbyworldmag or on Facebook Rugby World Magazine! BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 22: Stephen Moore of the Wallabies takes on Brian O’Driscoll (L) and Jonathan Davies during the First Test match between the Australian Wallabies and the British & Irish Lions at Suncorp Stadium on June 22, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Down and out: O’Driscoll has been dropped from the Lions squad for the third, deciding Test v AustraliaIT’S OFTEN said everyone knows where they were when JFK was shot, well most rugby fans will remember where they were when the omission of Brian O’Driscoll was announced days before the defining third Test. When O’Driscoll’s name was absent at the press conference earlier, it was met with an almost shocked silence, and as news went viral, it was followed by an outpouring of indignation, incredulity and finally unabashed anger. Hell, even Niall from One Direction got involved in Team BOD. Within hours, the uproar had a name, BODgate.So has Warren Gatland, a famously pragmatic coach, not given to sentiment, made the right call or will it be remembered as the moment he erroneously tipped the balance towards the Wallabies?Was Gatland right to have dropped Brian O’Driscoll? NO says Bea AspreyBrian O’Driscoll is the only player of the professional era to have been on four Lions tours, and with 133 Test caps to his name, his is simply an irreplaceable presence in the changing room or in the heat of battle.Collision course: BOD’s omission has been met with dismayOkay, so the legs have plenty of miles on the clock, but on this tour he has played with a smile on his face and let’s not forget, scored a couple of classy tries – albeit against sub-standard opposition. In short he’s rolled back the years. Fine player though Jonathan Davies is, this argument isn’t just about sentiment, O’Driscoll has in the main, delivered. Playing to Warren Gatland’s defensive gameplan in the Tests, he is the only Lion to have a 100% tackle rate – he’s made 23, and missed not one. Yep, nada, zilch. If porous holes were to be found coming from the Lions defence, they weren’t coming from the Leinsterman.Furthermore, let’s talk about his leadership credentials in the wake of losing two members of the holy trinity of power, captain Sam Warburton and Paul O’Connell. O’Driscoll has led internationally more times than any other in the Northern Hemisphere captain, with his win-rate a none-too-shabby 62%. Granted, Alun Wyn Jones has captained Wales before, but leading the Lions requires unique skills. Being handed that responsibility barely 72hrs before the most important Lions Test in 16 years is the rugby equivalent of being given a lofted pass with an onrushing, smiling Jerry Collins in mid-flight.Lastly, although O’Driscoll’s form in the Tests has been questioned on tour, with a few trio of penalties given against him, and a poor clearance kick in the second Test – even staunch supporter Keith Wood has admitted he was ‘quiet’ in Brisbane and Melbourne – with the Lions backed into a corner, there isn’t a better player to help them fight their way out. Waltzing O’Driscoll deserved to waltz one more time… Was Gatland right to have dropped Brian O’Driscoll? YES says Owain JonesTo suggest the dropping of Brian O’Driscoll is about one man is to miss the bigger picture and Warren Gatland’s gameplan. In the second Test, without a platform up front, the Lions were creatively a busted flush, with not one measly linebreak. But this wasn’t Brian O’Driscoll’s fault alone, I hear you say. Correct, but with just 30 metres gained in both Tests and with age slowing the pistons of his early years, he has been deemed surplus to requirements for the greater good. Gatland has hedged his bets that the Lions midfield will not outfox and outwit Christian Leali’ifano and Adam Ashley Cooper. No, he’s planning on driving nearly 35 stone of West Walian beef straight into the guts of the Wallaby defence at mach speed, and while they’re at it, making sure James O’Connor will not be visiting Hungry Jacks any time soon. Step forward, Jonathan Davies and Jamie Roberts.Missing link: Jamie Roberts’ physicality has been missedThe pair form Wales’ most capped centre partnership – remember they were part of a Wales side that didn’t concede a try for the last four games of the Six Nations – and Gatland has made no secret of his admiration of Roberts as his defensive general. This is a man who doesn’t just stop the opposition, he knocks them back in the tackle and uses all of his 17st 4lb frame to break the all-important gainline. Gatland simply had to include him. Yes, in 2009, O’Driscoll and Roberts had a cosy relationship, but in 2013 they’ve had a fleeting fling, playing together for just 55mins against the part-timers of Combined Country XV. Gatland wasn’t prepared to take the risk when milliseconds of hesitation could decide the Test.To assume Davies should make way for O’Driscoll is to do a disservice to the Llanelli Scarlet on this tour. He has arguably been the form centre of the tour, covering 270m in six games on tour with only George North, Sean Maitland and Alex Cuthbert have spirited themselves towards the opposition end with more success. A week before the first Test, against the Waratahs, it was O’Driscoll himself, was the first to acclaim the young West Walian’s performance as one of the most complete he’d witnessed.last_img read more

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Virginia Theological Seminary celebrates a chapel raised from ashes

first_img Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virginia Theological Seminary celebrates a chapel raised from ashes Daylong festivities of dedication, consecration point to the future Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, 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 Submit a Press Release Virginia Theological Seminary’s new Immanuel Chapel, dedicated and consecrated Oct. 13, stands beyond the ruins of the 1881 building that was destroyed in a fire Oct. 22, 2010. The ruins are now a memorial garden. Photo: Peter Aaron Otto/Robert A.M. Stern Architects[Episcopal News Service] With three knocks on the door from Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, Virginia Theological Seminary began a year-long celebration its new Immanuel Chapel Oct. 13, just short of five years after its predecessor was destroyed by fire.“In 2010 to the glory of God this chapel burned and was rebuilt 2015,” Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said, beginning his sermon by paraphrasing a sign in Coventry Cathedral in England, which burned in 1940 and was rebuilt in 1962. “Is it possible? Can such an event ever be seen to glory of God? Why yes, because in death and resurrection we are drawn back into the presence of the living God who raised Jesus Christ from the dead.”Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori knocks three times on the door to Virginia Theological Seminary’s new Immanuel Chapel at the beginning of the building’s dedication and consecration Oct. 13. Photo: Virginia Theological SeminaryJefferts Schori stood outside the chapel and used her pastoral staff to knock three times on the chapel door and declared, “Let the doors be opened.” She then marked a sign of the cross on the threshold with the staff. “Peace be to this house and to all who enter here,” she said.Following the order in the Book of Common Prayer, the episcopal participants blessed in turn the baptismal font (retired Diocese of Utah Bishop Carolyn Tanner Irish, honorary co-chair of the capital campaign for the chapel), the processional cross and torches (retired Diocese of Easton Bishop James Shand, VTS board of trustees chair), the organ (Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry) and the ambo/pulpit  (25th Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold, co-chair of the capital campaign for the chapel).Jefferts Schori blessed the altar prior to it being vested and set for the Great Thanksgiving. Virginia Bishop Shannon Johnston blessed the ambry after communion.The sequence hymn, written for the service by the Rev. Carl P. Daw Jr. as a gift from the Class of 2015, included the request that God “build us a faithful household set upon a holy hill.” The seminary commissioned its professor of church music, the Rev. William Bradley Roberts, to write “A Festal Gloria,” which was sung after the altar was vested and set, and before the peace.All of it was in celebration of the new chapel building. Welby warned during his sermon that church buildings can be both blessings and burdens: “Sometimes they are the servants of the church,” he said, and sometimes they are the church’s tyrant with their “demands and instructions.”Church buildings are only brick and mortar but, buildings such as the new Immanuel Chapel’s “astonishing and wonderful and beautiful space” welcome pilgrims and give them a sense of “exultation and beauty.”People drawn together to worship come with untidy hearts filled with joy, sorrow, worry, undiscerned callings and shame of sin, and emerge transformed and reoriented towards service, he said. “Holiness is not neat and clean, abiding by rules,” he said. “It is fire and flame, consuming the dark and the dirt. It is beauty and fear, causing us to fall on our faces, appalled by our sin, drawn by its radiant light and healing heat. But holiness is never tidy.”And, while worship can transform and reorient participants, it should never seek to make people conformists, he said. “Let this never be a place that seeks to tidy people up,” Welby said.The archbishop called for the chapel to “orientate and shape those who will carry the torch of unity.” Saying his heart breaks when he contemplates the divisions in the world, Welby prayed, “O God, we needed a united church.”Welby also cited the Anglican Communion’s divisions, “in which I am personally, deeply implicated.” He called on the congregation to “recognize, contemplate and mourn” the fact that “we too turn from God and lose sight of God’s mission.”The church must be built on the rock of obedience to Jesus’ word, the archbishop said.“There is no compromise with that message. Without it, this is a museum, an interesting social anthropology,” he said. “With Jesus as its focus and center, it is a channel of the breaking in of the kingdom of God. For Immanuel Chapel to live up to the beauty of its architecture it must a place not of tidiness or conformity but of transformation and daily conversion, as St. Benedict would have it. It is to be a place where the encounter with God turns a traveling crowd of pilgrims into the people who meet God in Christ.”And, having met God in Christ, the pilgrims who come in as sinners, Welby said, “find forgiveness and go out with new heart and hope to transform a world in which otherwise darkness seems to extinguish light, fear surrounds and despair-filled suffering encompasses the weakest and the poorest.”The text of Welby’s sermon is here.Diocese of Virginia Bishop Shannon Johnston, Virginia Theological Seminary Dean Ian Markham, Deacon Susan Ackley Lukens, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop-Elect Michael Curry and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby sing Oct. 13 at the altar in Immanuel Chapel during the building’s dedication and consecration Eucharist. Photo: Richard SchoriThe service’s offertory was dedicated to the effort to rebuild the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti’s Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince, which was destroyed by an earthquake in January 2010.“As a community we are very conscious that our loss coincided with the earthquake in Haiti that destroyed the cathedral,” said the Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, dean and president of VTS, in his welcome. “As we celebrate, we want to do our part in bringing close to the moment that our sisters and brothers in Haiti will celebrate in their new cathedral.”“This seminary is determined to continue to serve The Episcopal Church and the wider Anglican Communion through this chapel,” Markham said. “We take to heart what we heard from the archbishop of Canterbury. We still strive to seek to serve God and, in all things, to God be the glory.”The post-communion hymn, “Great is Thy Faithfulness,” echoed the day the previous chapel was destroyed. It had been sung by those whom Markham called together for prayer as the 1881 Immanuel Chapel was burning.Later on Oct. 13, Welby officiated at a choral evensong that began with 25th Presiding Bishop Griswold standing high up in the bell tower, blessing the chapel’s new bells. A microphone malfunction required Griswold to begin the service three times. Finally blessed without benefit of a working microphone, the bells pealed as Griswold left the tower to return to the narthex for the procession.The chapel’s tower features eight change ringing bells. Cast by Whitechapel Foundry in London, the bells were lifted into place in late 2014. Whitechapel Foundry, the oldest manufacturing company in Britain, also cast the original Liberty Bell and Big Ben, the hour bell in the clock at Westminster. In change ringing no attempt is made to produce a conventional melody; the bells are rung in a set of permutations.Evensong also included dedication of two works of art. One, “Icon of the Incarnation”, was commissioned of Olga Shalamova. The other was a sculpture, “Mary as Prophet.” Commissioned of Margaret Adams Parker, the sculpture placed outside the chapel depicts Mary as a young teenager who carries the Eternal Word and is prompted to share the world-changing message.Presiding Bishop-Elect Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, former Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold and Virginia Theological Seminary Dean Ian Markham gather Oct. 13 before the seminary’s consecration and dedication of Immanuel Chapel. Photo: Matt Rhodes/VTS via FacebookFollowing evensong, Robert A.M. Stern, founder and senior partner of the New York architectural firm that designed chapel, addressed the congregation. Stern said he was grateful to be able to contribute to the seminary’s mission. “The design of a sacred space is one of the great privileges that an architect could wish for,” he said.After thanking his staff, colleagues and the actual builders, Stern also thanked the seminary community and its vision “Architects are only as good as their clients let them be,” he said, to some laughter and applause.In introducing Stern, Markham said the school wanted a building that looked like it had always been a part of the existing “village of buildings” on campus and also one that offered new possibilities for worship.“As you look around the new Immanuel Chapel I hope you will judge that we have found our way, that we have found something fresh to say amidst our troubled present,” Stern said. “And as we move into the unknowable future I hope our intent to build for the ages will be rewarded.”The architect said rather than be simply replicate the 1881 building, or design one that was only innovative, his firm wanted to embrace the seminary’s past as well as its vision for the future. “We did not set out to build a 19th century church,” he said.The firm, whose clients range from universities to Disneyland and the New York theater district, designed a building with the flexibility to accomplish the seminary’s mission to teach future clergy to lead worship while serving “as an understated backdrop to a range of liturgical purposes from large-scale celebrations to intimate services.” The seminary’s chapel also has been home to the parish now known as Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill since the mid-19th century.The day’s celebrations kicked off a “dedicatory year” of events at the seminary to celebrate the new chapel.The Oct. 22, 2010, fire that destroyed the 1881 chapel building at Virginia Theological Seminary was ruled accidental by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Photo: U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Alexandria Fire Department.The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) investigated the 2010 fire and ruled six days after the blaze that it had been an accident. The federal response is routine when a fire of that size occurs in a house of worship, the seminary and the ATF said at the time. The fire began in a trashcan left near a heater in the sacristy.The late Victorian wooden structure had no smoke detector or sprinkler system, and the fire spread quickly. Damage to the chapel, consecrated in 1881, was estimated at $2.5 million, the ATF said.The school’s trustees agreed in November 2011 to build a new chapel to replace the one that was destroyed. The remnants of the 1881 building were preserved as a memorial garden.Ground was broken in September 2013 and the first Eucharist was celebrated in the new chapel on Feb. 12, 2015.The new Immanuel Chapel is part of a “Worship and Welcome” quad, which includes an improved welcome center and a new motor court, creating a new gateway from Seminary Road to the campus.The school’s “Chapel for the Ages” capital campaign raised more than $14.3 million for the project. The campaign was chaired by Cynthia C. (Cece) Fowler, the Rev. J. Barney Hawkins IV (VTS vice president of institutional advancement) and 25th Presiding Bishop Griswold. Retired Utah Bishop Tanner Irish was honorary co-chair.The order of service for the dedication and consecration Eucharist is here.The order of service for evensong is here.Both services were live streamed. The Eucharist is available for viewing here. Evensong is available for viewing here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Theological Education Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 14, 2015 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

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Mothers’ Union: One of Anglican Communion’s greatest gifts to worldwide…

first_img 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Archbishop of Canterbury, Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC 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 Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Women’s Ministry New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has praised the “unique and extraordinary” work of the Mothers’ Union, as he commissioned the international Anglican mission agency’s new Worldwide President, Sheran Harper, during a service in London’s Southwark Cathedral February 26. Sheran Harper from Guyana, the former provincial president of the Mothers’ Union in the Province of the West Indies, is the first worldwide president to be elected from outside the United Kingdom.Read the entire article here. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Mothers’ Union: One of Anglican Communion’s greatest gifts to worldwide church – Welby Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Anglican Communion, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Feb 28, 2019 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Servicelast_img read more

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House to Catch the Tree / Takeru Shoji Architects

first_imgCopyHouses•Nagaoka, Japan Year:  Photographs Save this picture!© Murai Isamu+ 18 Share Architects: Takeru Shoji Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects 2013 “COPY” photographs:  Murai Isamu Photographs:  Murai Isamu Save this picture!© Murai IsamuText description provided by the architects. Facing to the approach to a shrine, the site is found just beside gigantic 200-year-old Japanese zelkova trees. How can we bring this richness of surroundings as not only invaluable experience in the characteristic context but also richness of feelings into the daily life? That’s the starting point for the project.Save this picture!Section BBAppropriately, the requirements from the client are two: Firstly, the house needs to be just simple and capable of any future changes with enjoyable aging process of the house in their lifetime. And the other is to make good use of the richness of the site: gigantic Japanese zelkova trees and the approach to the shrine.Save this picture!© Murai IsamuSince the Japanese zelkova trees are 20 meters in height, in a conventional way, we cannot get a view of verdant branches from mundane windows on the ground floor. Therefore living room has 3.5 meters of ceiling height, and moreover a large high-side band-window. At the both ends of the living room, there are loft spaces used also for a landing space of the stair.Save this picture!© Murai IsamuWe look up swinging trees in the breeze from the large band-window in everyday life, and even we can touch the trees directly from the terrace at the very end of the loft space.Save this picture!© Murai IsamuSunlight filtering through the trees enters in the living room in summer. Colorful leaves fall on the table in autumn. Consequently, the house is obtained the environment and experience as if we ate, slept, read and played in the forest.Save this picture!Section AAThe exterior is clad in western red cedar, the floor is covered with scaffolding cedar boards, and the stair is made with wrought iron works and lauan. Using the materials as it is, accepting the changes as time goes by, House to catch the tree is aimed at being an ever-changing house with the life style of the clients and the seasons.Save this picture!© Murai IsamuProject gallerySee allShow lessHOMEFOOD / Landmak ArchitectureSelected ProjectsGallery: UNStudio’s Arnhem Transfer Terminal Through the Lens of Hufton+CrowArchitecture News Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778824/house-to-catch-the-tree-takeru-shoji-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeTakeru Shoji ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNagaokaJapanPublished on December 16, 2015Cite: “House to Catch the Tree / Takeru Shoji Architects” 16 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses 2013 House to Catch the Tree / Takeru Shoji ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse to Catch the Tree / Takeru Shoji Architects House to Catch the Tree / Takeru Shoji Architects Year:  ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778824/house-to-catch-the-tree-takeru-shoji-architects Clipboard Japan Area:  75 m² Area:  75 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

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Cedar Lane House / Edward Birch

first_imgArchitects: Edward Birch Area Area of this architecture project Australia Save this picture!© Edward BirchText description provided by the architects. On the edge of a forest at the base of a mountain this house was designed to sit comfortably within the landscape and make the most of the expansive views over the dairy farms. The house is situated in a special place on the south coast of Australia where it is not uncommon to see a wombat stroll across the lawn or a wallaby bound by the pool. A recycled brick wall grows out of the ground running the length of the house. Save this picture!© Edward BirchRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20GlassLibartLeanTo Retractable StructuresPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Edward BirchThe spectacular views are shielded by the wall as one enters on the northern side delaying the revelation until the corner is turned into the living space. the 3 pavilions, lightweight in their construction contrast the solidity of the brick wall and are clad in Australian hardwood allowed to silver and blend seamlessly with the trees surrounding the house. The roofs of the pavilions warp up to catch the northern light, providing dynamic and sculptural ceilings in the internal spaces. The high windows capture views of the trees beyond creating a tranquil feeling of being surrounded by nature. Save this picture!© Edward BirchThe eastern pavilion houses the master suite, the central pavilion houses the living and dining rooms while the western pavilion contains the guest bedrooms. This layout allows for the pavilions to be closed off from one another allowing for the house to be tailored to the number of people staying. As the house has no mains water connections the custom formed gutters while providing a sharp architectural line around the building serve a practical purpose of collecting the rainwater to be stored in underground tanks and recirculated around the building.Save this picture!© Edward BirchThe recycled bricks have a wash over them to provide a warmth and softness, not often associated with bricks. The concrete slab cantilevers out from the wall below and the edge is left off-form, the landscaping is then left to grow under the slab. From the recycled bricks, rough oak floor to the zinc bench top in the kitchens the internal materials are intended to be imperfect, to mark and scratch and to tell the story of the lives lived inside the house. As the timber cladding silvers and the wash on the bricks get eroded away the house ages gracefully and settle into the landscape around it. Save this picture!© Edward BirchProject gallerySee allShow lessMosque of the Future: Library of Alexandria Seminar – July 2018ArticlesCut Out House / Fougeron ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Year:  Manufacturers: Inlite, Lysaght, Porters Paints, AWS, The Brick Pit Area:  280 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Edward Birch Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily “COPY” Cedar Lane House / Edward BirchSave this projectSaveCedar Lane House / Edward BirchSave this picture!© Edward Birch+ 18Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Lime Building Pty Ltd 2017 CopyAbout this officeEdward BirchOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMeroo MeadowAustraliaPublished on August 06, 2018Cite: “Cedar Lane House / Edward Birch” 05 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Structural Engineer: Builder: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899554/cedar-lane-house-edward-birch Clipboard Photographs Cedar Lane House / Edward Birch Intrax Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899554/cedar-lane-house-edward-birch Clipboard Houses CopyHouses•Meroo Meadow, Australia Council:Shoalhaven CouncilJoiner:Leisure Coast Kitchens Pty LtdCity:Meroo MeadowCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess Specs Projectslast_img read more

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Games for Fundraising

first_imgGames for Fundraising  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | Newslast_img read more

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Kidnapped Palestinian journalist is freed

first_img Receive email alerts May 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Palestine May 16, 2021 Find out more News 18.05.2007 – 19h00 GMTReporters Without Borders voiced relief on learning that Palestinian journalist Abdelsalam Mussa Abu Askar was freed several hours after being kidnapped today in the Gaza StripThe press freedom organisation was told that the Abu Dhabi TV bureau chief was released thanks to the invention of Gen. Burhane Mohammed, the head of the Egyptian security delegation based in Gaza. News News PalestineMiddle East – North Africa 18.05.2007 – 17h30 GMTMounting alarm as a second journalist is kidnapped in GazaAbdelsalam Mussa Abu Askar, a Palestinian journalist who is Abu Dhabi TV’s bureau chief in Gaza, was kidnapped as he was returning home today in Gaza City. His colleagues said members of the Hamas-affiliated Executive Force were involved in his abduction.“This latest abduction, 68 days after BBC correspondent Alan Johnston was kidnapped, confirms that the Gaza Strip is one of the world’s most dangerous places for the media,” the press freedom organisation said. “We are all the more concerned as this is the first time a Palestinian journalist has been kidnapped in the Palestinian Territories,” Reporters Without Borders added. “What guarantees of security are possible if Prime Minister Ismael Haniyeh’s party, Hamas, allows such activity. We appeal to him to intervene to get Askar released quickly.”Aged 43, Asker was abducted as he was driving to his home in Al-Nassar, in the northwest section of Gaza City. The leadership of the Hamas Executive Force denied any involvement in his abduction.The resumption of fighting between rival Palestinian groups has made it very difficult for journalists to work in the Gaza Strip. Most residents are staying indoors and, for the most part, TV journalists are only able to film from the windows of their bureaux. Yesterday, about 40 journalists were trapped for several hours on the 9th floor of a building housing many news media as it was raked with gunfire.This is the list of journalists who have been taken hostage in the Gaza Strip since 2005:- Ramon Lobo and Carmen Secanella, held for less than two hours.- Mohammed Ouathi, held for nine days.- Lorenzo Cremonesi, held for a day.- Dion Nissenbaum and Adam Pletts, held for several hours.- Caroline Laurent, Alfred Yaghobzadeh and Yong Tae-young, held for a day.- Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig, held for 14 days.- Emilio Morenatti, held for several hours.- Jaime Razuri, held for seven days.- Alan Johnston, still held.- Abdelsalam Mussa Abu Askar, still held. June 3, 2021 Find out more Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes May 18, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Kidnapped Palestinian journalist is freed Help by sharing this information RSF_en to go further PalestineMiddle East – North Africa News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Organisation last_img read more

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Pressure mounts on journalists as EU denounces human rights violations

first_img October 24, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Pressure mounts on journalists as EU denounces human rights violations June 9, 2021 Find out more News Organisation News IranMiddle East – North Africa March 18, 2021 Find out more After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iran Receive email alertscenter_img February 25, 2021 Find out more Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists RSF_en News Help by sharing this information to go further Reporters Without Borders protested today against the sentencing of journalist Hassan Yussefi Eshkevari to seven years in prison and called on the European Union (EU) to step up pressure on the Iranian regime to respect human rights, stop hounding journalists and give news about those it had jailed.”The press freedom situation in Iran gets more disturbing every day,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard, who noted that 10 journalists were currently imprisoned in Iran serving sentences of between three and 11 years. Iran is the Middle East’s worst offender for jailing journalists.A meeting of EU foreign ministers expressed their concern on 21 October at Iran’s violations of human rights, freedom of expression and the rights of minorities and women.Eshkevari was told on 12 October, after being summoned from prison by the religious court in Teheran, to be told he had been sentenced to seven years imprisonment. This included four years for saying that wearing the Islamic veil and other female dress codes were rooted in Iran’s culture and history and were not necessary in Islam, one year for taking part in an international conference in Berlin in 2000 about political and social reform in Iran and two years for “putting out false news.”Eshkevari, a theologian and contributor to the monthly Iran-é-Farda, was jailed on 5 August 2000 in Teheran’s Evin prison. He was tried in secret by the special religious court in October that year, but the verdict had not been disclosed until now.The editor of the weekly Jamee-é-No, Fatemeh Kamali Ahmad Sarahi, wife of journalist Emadoldin Baghi (who has been in jail since May 2000), was interrogated on 21 October by the press court along with Ezatollah Sahabi, Iran-é-Farda’s managing editor.The same day, Reza Alijani, editor of Iran-é-Farda and winner of last year’s Reporters Without Borders – Fondation de France Prize, was summoned by the Teheran revolutionary court for the first time since his release on bail last 16 December.He had been arrested on 24 February last year. His trial is still going on.In recent weeks, Payam Afzalinejad, of Cinema-Jahan, has been summoned by Adareh Amaken, an organisation close to the intelligence services, and Mansour Bozorgian of Golestan-é-Iran has been interrogated by the press court.Meanwhile, the family of 71-year-old journalist Siamak Pourzand, jailed for “spying and undermining state security” and “having links with monarchists and counter-revolutionaries,” has had no news of him for several months.He was seized by security police on 29 November last year and on 3 May this year given an 11-year prison sentence, which was confirmed on appeal in early July. He was initially held in a secret place for four months without access to a lawyer or a doctor. Pourzand was head of Teheran’s artistic and cultural centre and also a cultural commentator for several reformist newspapers that have since been shut down. He was also frequently heard on foreign radio stations. Newslast_img read more

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Cyber-dissident held for past two months on libel charge

first_img Receive email alerts ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Follow the news on China Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News News Reporters Without Borders today condemned the detention of cyber-dissident Li Jianping (photo) since 28 May in the eastern province of Shandong, where he faces prosecution for posting many articles and comments on websites based abroad. He is the 64th cyber-dissident or Internet user to be imprisoned in China.”Arrest and criminal prosecution for defamation are contrary to international standards on free expression and we urgently call for the immediate release of Li, whose only crime has been to express his views on such issues as democracy,” the press freedom organisation said.Foreign-based websites barred to Chinese Internet users such as Boxun News, ChinaEWeekly, China Democracy and Epoch Times were regularly used by Li to post articles criticising some of the practices of the leaders of the ruling Communist Party of China. He had been harassed by the authorities because of the articles for several weeks before his arrest.The local police summoned him on 25 May and confiscated his passport. He then received several visits by officials from the Internet controlcommittee, who searched his home and examined the contents of his computer’s hard drive. His computer was seized at the time of his arrest.His wife, Xuhui, said his medical equipment wholesale business could have to close as a result of his arrest. She and their three-year-old daughter are running out of money.Aged 39, Li was formally placed under arrest on 30 June. He is being held in the city of Zibo (in Shandong province), where he is waiting to be told of the exact charges against him. The police have refused his requests to receive a visit from his wife.center_img News Organisation News July 28, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cyber-dissident held for past two months on libel charge China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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DOVE® Dental Products introduces new 75 Pack Capt-all® to meet rising safety demands

first_img Facebook Twitter TAGS  DOVE® Dental Products introduces new 75 Pack Capt-all® to meet rising safety demands Twitter Facebook WhatsApp CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Feb. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — DOVE® Dental Products, the leading manufacturer in disposable evacuation dental devices, announces the introduction of a new bulk size 75-count package of Capt-all Handheld Amalgam Capture HVE Tips. With the rising demand for safer, single-use devices resulting from the current COVID-19 pandemic, DOVE Dental Products announced a new large package size of 75 Capt-all tips, now offered at a reduced rate for market introduction in 2021. Capt-all is the only handheld amalgam separator device designed to collect amalgam waste directly from the patient’s mouth into a patented designed tip that fits into any standard HVE valve. Once amalgam is captured into each Capt-all Tip, it can be safely sent back in a recyclable container to properly dispose of the captured amalgam. Now, Capt-all can either be purchased in an introductory package of 25 tips or a bulk package of 75 tips with a 75-count recycle container. “COVID-19 has shifted the focus of dental products to be safety-based,” said Jim Langeloh, Vice President of Sales at DOVE Dental Products. “Hands-down, Capt-all is the safest amalgam separator system that meets the new EPA Amalgam Collection Compliance Requirements by capturing amalgam immediately before entering the office evacuation system and is guaranteed safe with its single-use design.” Langeloh continued, “We have seen demand increase substantially for safer devices with larger package sizes for our DOVE Dental Product line. Other safety measures include backflow prevention, individually wrapped tips, and alleviating the dangerous cleanup measures required by traditional amalgam separators.” On July 14, 2020, the EPA Final Amalgam Separator Ruling took effect, requiring most general dentists to install an amalgam separator to prevent mercury from entering the air, water, and land (Ref. 1). Many state and local EPA agencies have delayed enforcement due to COVID-19 restrictions. About DOVE® Dental Products: DOVE® Dental Products is dedicated to developing and distributing innovative, cost-effective disposable oral evacuation devices that prevent backflow and eliminate cross-contamination between patients. DOVE products are simple to install and intuitive with performance with no need for sterilization or autoclaving. All products are made in the USA and manufactured in ISO 13485 facilities. For more information, visit: www.dovedentalproducts.com. Ref. 1: https://www.agd.org/docs/default-source/advocacy-papers/finalized-epa-amalgam-separator-frequently-asked-questions.pdf?sfvrsn=e6aa76b1—0 View original content to download multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dove-dental-products-introduces-new-75-pack-capt-all-to-meet-rising-safety-demands-301220646.html SOURCE DOVE® Dental Productscenter_img WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Pinterest Pinterest Local News Previous article$4.14 Billion Growth in Global Sports Coaching Market | Technological Advances to Upheave Growth|TechnavioNext articleESPN uses technology to bring Davis, Rozelle back to life Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more