La I.E. en la República Dominicana se propone alcanzar el…

first_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY La I.E. en la República Dominicana se propone alcanzar el autosostenimiento para 2016 La IX Provincia contempla un plan de 18 años Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Convención Anual de la Diócesis de la República Dominicana. Foto de Julius Ariail.[Episcopal News Service – Santo Domingo, República Dominicana] Según la Diócesis de la República Dominicana sigue avanzando hacia el autosostenimiento, las relaciones de compañerismo y un creciente sentido de la mayordomía se mantendrán como componentes claves en el plan de la diócesis para lograr un mayor crecimiento y desarrollo.“Es posible alcanzar la autosuficiencia con la ayuda de diócesis compañeras y con los empeños que hemos puesto en la mayordomía local”, dijo Julio César Holguín, obispo de la República Dominicana.Para que la Iglesia prosiga su misión, siguió diciendo él, necesita del apoyo de las iglesias locales, de las escuelas y de otras instituciones, así como el apoyo de las Mujeres Episcopales, la diócesis compañeras y los individuos particulares que apoyan la Iglesia y su misión.El presupuesto de 2014 fue aprobado durante la convención diocesana que sesionó del 14 al 16 de febrero y el cual incluyó acápites, conforme a los cuales cada una de las 55 misiones de la diócesis asumirían la mayor parte de sus propios costos operativos y pagarían un porcentaje de los salarios del clero. El lema de la Convención fue tomado de Juan 15:16: “Llamados a dar frutos que permanezcan”.Durante su alocución a la Convención, en la que Holguín pidió oficialmente la elección de un coadjutor, dijo que la diócesis se había esforzado por garantizar su autosostenimiento económico, para lo cual, según sus palabras, había contado con apoyo en varios frentes:Las congregaciones locales, la mayoría de las cuales tienen recursos limitados, han comenzado a asumir la responsabilidad por algunos de sus propios gastos, tales como mayordomía, servicios públicos, mantenimiento, salarios del clero, educación cristiana y programas sociales.Las congregaciones han comenzado programas empresariales.Las escuelas, centros de conferencias e instituciones de la diócesis continúan desarrollándose en sus propias capacidades administrativas y en los servicios que brindan, aumentando sus ingresos, así como su contribución a la diócesis y su misión en el país.El Grupo Dominicano de Desarrollo y el subsidio anual de la Iglesia Episcopal proporcionan un apoyo continuo.El subsidio, sin embargo, no se mantendrá para siempre y las diócesis de la IX Provincia de la Iglesia Episcopal, extendidas a través del Caribe y de Centroamérica y el norte de América del Sur, han comenzado a poner en práctica estrategias con vistas a obtener la independencia económica del histórico programa de subvención global de la Iglesia Episcopal, que en el trienio actual asigna $2,9 millones a la IX Provincia.El obispo de la República Dominicana, Julio César Holguín, pidió oficialmente un obispo coadjutor durante la Convención diocesana que tuvo lugar del 14 al 16 de febrero. Foto de Julius Ariail.Recientemente, por recomendación del equipo de trabajo de la Segunda Marca de la Misión, un grupo convocado por el personal de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera (DFMS), el Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal, durante su reunión del 5 al 7 de febrero en Maryland, convino en un plan de 18 años para [lograr] la “autosuficiencia”, en apoyo de una misión y ministerio sostenibles en la IX Provincia, que incluye la República Dominicana.“Esto surge de una necesidad para la IX Provincia de que los líderes de esas diócesis dependan de sí mismos”, dijo Sam McDonald, subdirector operativo y director de misión de la Iglesia Episcopal.“Intentamos entrar en una relación espiritualmente más sana sustentada en la mutualidad y no en la dependencia”.A partir de las tres diócesis que están más cerca de alcanzar la autosuficiencia —República Dominicana, Honduras y Colombia—, el plan requiere que cada diócesis reciba una infusión de fondos basada en una plan estratégico para lograr el autosostenimiento. En la medida en que puedan sostenerse a sí mismas, [las diócesis] se comprometen a colaborar con las otras diócesis de la provincia para ayudarlas a lograr el mismo objetivo.Las otras cuatro diócesis de la IX Provincia son: Ecuador Central, Ecuador Litoral, Venezuela y Puerto Rico. La Diócesis de Puerto Rico se autosostiene. El presupuesto trienal también incluía $1 millón adicional para la IX Provincia con el objetivo de [contribuir al]  “fortalecimiento de la provincia para la misión sostenible”. Este dinero se le facilitará a las diócesis para acelerar su avance hacia el autosostenimiento.El próximo paso para [las diócesis de] la República Dominicana y Honduras consiste en presentar propuestas que resuman cómo se empleará el dinero para promover el autosostenimiento, dijo Martha Gardner, presidenta del Comité Permanente Conjunto sobre Misión Mundial del Consejo Ejecutivo, en una entrevista telefónica con ENS el 13 de febrero. Las relaciones de compañerismo, dijo Gardner, desempeñarán un papel importante en ayudar a las diócesis a alcanzar el autosostenimiento.El obispo de la República Dominicana, Julio César Holguín, ordenó a cuatro diáconos durante la eucaristía de clausura de la 56ª. Convención Diocesana Anual de la Diócesis [Episcopal] de la República Dominicana. Foto de Julius Ariail.La fuerza de las cifrasLa República Dominicana es un caso a destacar. A lo largo de los últimos 20 años el número de relaciones de compañerismo ha aumentado de cuatro a 15; en los últimos 15 años, la diócesis ha crecido hasta llegar a tener más de 11.000 episcopales, 55 iglesias y más de 30 escuelas e instituciones. La diócesis tiene un presupuesto anual de $1 millón cien mil.En 1998, se creó el Grupo Dominicano de Desarrollo con el objetivo fundamental de buscar los “recursos humanos, materiales y económicos que se necesiten para mantener el ritmo de crecimiento de la diócesis y proporcionarle a la diócesis la capacidad de mantener programas de ‘calidad’”.En 15 años, el GDD ha recaudado más de $10 millones para financiar la construcción de instalaciones de infraestructura, categoría que incluye iglesias, escuelas, guarderías infantiles y clínicas, en la República Dominicana. Esto se ha mantenido como modelo de espíritu emprendedor a través de la IX Provincia.Si bien “el autosostenimiento” significa que la Iglesia en la República Dominicana llegará el momento en que ya no dependa del programa de subvención global, el GDD desempeñará un papel importante en ayudar a mantener el desarrollo que ya está en marcha, dijo Bill Kunkle, director ejecutivo del grupo.“El objetivo sería continuar el crecimiento, no querríamos estancarnos”, apuntó. “Es aquí donde los equipos intervienen en apoyo del crecimiento, expandiendo los ministerios y las asociaciones”.Como director ejecutivo, Kunkle sirve de enlace, desde EE.UU., en la relación de compañerismo de la diócesis. Junto con Karen Carroll, misionero de la Iglesia Episcopal que ha prestado servicios en la República Dominicana durante nueve años, ayuda a coordinar de 50 a 70 equipos de misiones que viajan a la República Dominicana para ayudar a construir y mantener propiedades de la Iglesia, a dirigir escuelas bíblicas de vacaciones y a dirigir misiones médicas y de otras clases.Los equipos de misión suelen visitar la República Dominicana anualmente; lo que puede comenzar como una relación de tipo “colonial” en el cual los norteamericanos quieren dirigir proyectos e iniciativas, con el tiempo da lugar a asociaciones sólidas en las cuales cada parte se beneficia.El Rdo. Adolfo Moronta describe —a Todd Ousley, obispo de Michigan Oriental, y a Bill Kunkle, director ejecutivo del Grupo Dominicano de Desarrollo— una construcción que se encuentra en proceso en San Isidro. Foto de Julius Ariail.Fue el concepto de asociación, más que el de simplemente enviar dinero para apoyar proyectos, lo que atrajo y ha sostenido la relación de compañerismo entre [la Diócesis de] la República Dominicana y la Diócesis de Michigan Oriental.“Habíamos estado en ‘relaciones coloniales’ y esto es algo diferente”, dijo el obispo de Michigan Oriental Todd Ousley, que asistió a la convención diocesana.Resulta claro también, dijo Scott Mayer, obispo de Texas Noroccidental, cuya diócesis también tiene una relación de compañerismo con la de República Dominicana, que las diócesis estadounidenses de la Iglesia Episcopal podrían aprender muchísimo de la manera en que la diócesis [de la República Dominicana] planta sus misiones.“Plantan misiones donde perciben una necesidad, plantamos iglesias donde percibimos un ritmo de crecimiento”, afirmó. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Por Lynette WilsonPosted Feb 18, 2014 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Washington, DC 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL Los asistentes a la convención diocesana se dividieron para discusiones en grupos sobre las Cinco Marcas de la Misión. Foto de Julius Ariail.Los planes de autosostenimiento se configuranDurante una reunión —en julio de 2013— de líderes laicos y ordenados de la IX Provincia y miembros del personal del Centro denominacional, el consenso fue que “la actual relación entre las diócesis de la IX Provincia y el resto de la Iglesia Episcopal está influido por la naturaleza de las históricas subvenciones globales que establecen una relación de dependencia. Esto no es espiritualmente sano, ni para la parte ‘dependiente’, ni para aquella de la cual ‘se depende’”, según dice un documento que se hizo público después de la reunión.El documento, creado por el grupo de la II Marca de la Misión, surgió de una larga conversación que comenzó en serio en marzo de 2011 con una conferencia en Tela, Honduras.En marzo de 2012, durante una reunión del Sínodo Provincial en la República Dominicana, las diócesis adoptaron oficialmente el autosostenimiento como un punto focal. En mayo de 2013, la conferencia de la Red Global de la Misión Episcopal que se celebró en Bogotá, Colombia, también se concentró en el tema del autosostenimiento.Cada diócesis se encuentra en una etapa diferente del proceso. Aunque las diócesis de la IX Provincia comparten un idioma común, algunas están bien establecidas y otras son nuevas. Por ejemplo, la diócesis más reciente de la provincia, Venezuela, sólo ha sido oficialmente una diócesis de la Iglesia Episcopal desde 2006. La [diócesis de la] República Dominicana celebró, en 2013, 100 años como parte de la Iglesia Episcopal, y 116 de existencia. Colombia celebra 50 años este año.El obispo Victor Scantlebury ha servido durante dos años y medio como obispo provisional de la Diócesis de Ecuador Central, la cual se ve muy diferente de la de República Dominicana.“Mi trabajo consiste en reconstruir la diócesis y, al mismo tiempo, ayudarles a crear un plan de autosostenimiento”, dijo Scantlebury, añadiendo que sus tres principales áreas de concentración incluyen ayudar a la Iglesia a encontrar su identidad, a conservar a sus miembros y a enseñar mayordomía.El plan de 18 años, apuntó, le toma a la diócesis hasta 2030.“Parecería como que tenemos mucho tiempo, pero no a mí”, dijo Scantlebury. “Estoy laborando esforzadamente para hacer que el clero y el laicado cobren conciencia del hecho de que estamos en este proceso, y que pronto la Iglesia Episcopal [las subvenciones globales] habrá dejado de existir”.Parte de ese reto es, dijo él, que en América Latina, donde la cultura catolicorromana sigue siendo dominante, los feligreses suelen dar una ofrenda a la iglesia durante los oficios, pero la gente no se ven a sí mismo como “mayordomos” [de Dios], afirmó.En la República Dominicana, la diócesis ya ha comenzado a asumir el papel de la mayordomía, el cual también conduce a una dinámica más saludable dentro de la diócesis y estimula a los sacerdotes a desarrollar sus propias estrategias para el autosostenimiento.“Tenemos que ser creativos y pensar en lo que podemos hacer”, dijo el Rdo. Vicente Peña, quien, por ejemplo, gestionó con el gobierno para que le permitieran usar gratis el centro cultural para el oficio dominical de clausura de la convención, porque la catedral no era lo suficientemente grande para darle cabida a las más de 1.500 personas que asistieron.En sus conversaciones acerca del autosostenimiento y de la dinámica más sana que crearía entre las diócesis de la IX Provincia y la Iglesia Episcopal, el equipo de la II Marca [de la Misión] reconoció “la pragmática realidad de que existe un futuro potencial de disminución de ingresos a nivel denominacional para que puedan sostenerse las históricas subvenciones globales”.Y afirmó, “puede que esto sea una convergencia providencial del deseo y el reconocimiento de la importancia espiritual de liberarse de la dependencia y la realidad muy probable de que los modelos actuales no son sostenibles indefinidamente”.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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House in Gaüses / Anna & Eugeni Bach

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/145186/house-in-gauses-anna-eugeni-bach Clipboard Area:  90 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Spain Projects Year:  CopyAbout this officeAnna & Eugeni BachOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesVilopriu3D ModelingSpainPublished on June 24, 2011Cite: “House in Gaüses / Anna & Eugeni Bach” 24 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Anna & Eugeni Bach Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Vilopriu, Spain “COPY” House in Gaüses / Anna & Eugeni BachSave this projectSaveHouse in Gaüses / Anna & Eugeni Bach Houses Photographs Save this picture!© Jordi Bernadó+ 13 Share 2007 House in Gaüses / Anna & Eugeni Bach ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/145186/house-in-gauses-anna-eugeni-bach Clipboard “COPY” Photographs:  Jordi BernadóText description provided by the architects. On a narrow, elongated site where a house already stood it was proposed to build a small studio that could be used as both a paint workshop and an occasional weekend home for the children of the owners.Save this picture!© Jordi BernadóThe starting point for the project was given by the financial aspect, as it needed to be an economically viable project on a tiny budget estimated at seventy thousand euros. This factor limited both the structural possibilities and the finishes, which meant we had a very clear starting premise: we needed to work with the local industrial¬ists (if possible from the same village), and with technical solutions that they were accustomed to, as they were the traditionally adopted ones in the typical constructions of the area. Save this picture!sectionThis premise led us to work with load bearing walls, single-direction forgings, aluminium windows of reasonable dimensions and conventional finishes such as painted render.Save this picture!site planOn this basis, the studio-dwelling, of around ninety metres square, is divided into two well-differentiated sectors: an open-plan space that gives on to the outside via a cane porch, and a more intimate space, with two bedrooms and a small bathroom. The entire programme fitted into a perimeter of load bearing walls with a height of just over six metres.Save this picture!© Jordi BernadóThe open-plan space contains the living room, dining room and kitchen. This space has been designed to maximise its surface over the total, so that the heart of the house, the space where most of the daily functions are carried out, is as pleasant as possible. The rooms, in contrast, are understood as basic spaces, with the minimal sufficient space for sleeping and for a small desk.Save this picture!sketchThe bathroom and kitchen are also reduced to essentials. The bath¬room also integrates the space for the washing machine and the hot-water boiler; and the kitchen is a minimal bar in the living room space.The municipality regulations mandate a sloping roof, which gives rise to a play of inclinations that recall the profile of the mountains on the horizon. These inclinations are applied to both the principal construction and to the cane porch that surrounds the north-west and south-east facades, providing a formal continuity between the principal building and the porch.Given the high levels of sunlight that strike the roof during the summer months, its inclination is taken advantage of to generate a flow of air within a ventilated chamber in the traditional roof mode found in Barcelona’s Ensanche: above the forging a second corrugated roof is raised that generates an air chamber of around thirty centimetres. Save this picture!© Jordi BernadóThis chamber takes advantage of the inclination of the building to, through perforations in the facade, allow air to enter through the lowest part of the roof and to exit through the highest part. In this way the air chamber is heated through sunlight, rises and exits via the upper perforations, taking in more fresh air through the lower part.Save this picture!© Jordi BernadóThe roof inclination is also used to collect rain water on its surface, which is led to the centre of the building and drained via a great gargoyle above a surface water tank. This tank is connected to the old kitchen garden, allowing it to be irrigated entirely with recovered rainwater.Save this picture!modelThe two facades of the dwelling below the porch are painted in vertical white and green stripes, allowing the shadow from the cane to produce a play of textures that change with the different solar orientations during the day. This is not just a formal resource that also helps to integrate the building into the surrounding vegetation, but also a response to the type of facade finish that the budget has imposed. The mortar render on a ceramic brick wall cracks easily and has poor absorption of any possible facade movements, thus making it virtually impossible to prevent the appearance of fissures and cracks. When a facade of this type is painted uniformly, the cracks are the only pattern on the surface and are therefore terribly in view. The fact of superposing a highly contrasted pattern, in this case a white and green bar code, allows the cracks to fade through a question of intensity and become blurred behind the main pattern.The vertical white and green bars therefore, besides giving the build¬ing a far more durable appearance, produce a changing play in the appearance of the facade according to how the sunlight strikes the cane porch and the shadow it throws on the building, integrating it into the forest that begins at this spot on the site while at the same time creating an allegory to the reduced price of the house.Save this picture!© Jordi BernadóThe rest of the facades, which front the dense forest that surrounds the house, are painted in the same green colour as the strips so that, in the early morning and late afternoon the level rays of the sun project the shadows of the trees on them, creating a mimicry of the green shades of the adjacent forest.Save this picture!planThe river cane porch that surrounds the main facades of the build¬ing is formed by a lightweight metallic structure formed by square tubes, T- and L-profiles according to position. The cane rests on and is tied with tensioned cables and flanges to a very simple installation that allows the owner to change the cane approximately every two years, as this material obviously has a limited lifespan. The very low price of this material allows it to be replaced without causing financial difficulties.The singular point of the dwelling is an opening in the living room situated on a corner, with a system of lacquered aluminium sliding doors that do not leave a vertical riser when open, giving the sensa¬tion, when inside the building, that the building projects into the porch and the outdoor garden.To achieve this empty corner, the load bearing wall structure is interrupted at this point by an IPN on the corner resting on the wall above the opening. In order to reduce the overhang of this metallic structure, a circular metallic pillar is added that coincides with the breakup of the frame and that, being the same colour, almost disap¬pears to give the sensation that the corner is floating.This is a very simple operation that allows the box of the building to breathe and open up at one of its corners, providing splendid vistas over the village of Gaüses and the mountains on the horizon.Save this picture!© Jordi BernadóProject gallerySee allShow lessMacMag 36ArticlesThe Indicator: Learning from IBMArticles Sharelast_img read more

BUPA sponsors merrychristmas.co.uk in aid of GOSH

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity is receiving income from a Christmas e-card site sponsored by BUPA.For the third year in a row BUPA is sponsoring merrychristmas.co.uk, the appropriately named Web site that lets you send Christmas e-cards in return for a donation to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.The service runs from the beginning of December until Christmas Day. You can send up to 50 animated Christmas e-cards for a pledge of £5. Advertisement  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A GOSH Christmas card Howard Lake | 9 December 2003 | News “We’re very pleased to be supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity with such a fun initiative for the third year running. This year BUPA will donate an additional £1 to the charity for every £5 pledged. We’re also encouraging our staff to log on and in return we’ll donate an additional £5 for every member of staff who registers. One hundred percent of BUPA’s additional donations will go directly to the charity,” says Monica Owen, BUPA’s community affairs manager. Dona Selby, executive director of Great Ormond Street Hospital, is hoping that this year’s campaign will generate 25,000 pledges.Everyone who registers on the site will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win a unique Christmas card designed and signed by actress Amanda Holden. This card will also be made into an animated e-card on the Web site.Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity will receive 80% of each £5 registration fee. The remaining 20% will contribute to credit card clearance, hosting and bandwidth costs. One hundred per cent of BUPA’s additional donations will go directly to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, up to the total value of £10,000.The Web site is operated by UK Digital Greeting Publishing group Ecelebrations(tm) which was launched by new media agency WAX in 2001. Tagged with: Digital Trading 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. BUPA sponsors merrychristmas.co.uk in aid of GOSHlast_img read more

North Korea, Turkmenistan, Eritrea the worst violators of press freedom

first_img New countries have moved ahead of some Western democracies in the fifth annual Reporters Without Borders Worldwide Press Freedom Index, issued today, while the most repressive countries are still the same ones.“Unfortunately nothing has changed in the countries that are the worst predators of press freedom,” the organisation said, “and journalists in North Korea, Eritrea, Turkmenistan, Cuba, Burma and China are still risking their life or imprisonment for trying to keep us informed. These situations are extremely serious and it is urgent that leaders of these countries accept criticism and stop routinely cracking down on the media so harshly.”Each year new countries in less-developed parts of the world move up the Index to positions above some European countries or the United States. This is good news and shows once again that, even though very poor, countries can be very observant of freedom of expression. Meanwhile the steady erosion of press freedom in the United States, France and Japan is extremely alarming,” Reporters Without Borders said.The three worst violators of free expression – North Korea, bottom of the Index at 168th place, Turkmenistan (167th) and Eritrea (166th) – have clamped down further. The torture death of Turkmenistan journalist Ogulsapar Muradova shows that the country’s leader, “President-for-Life” Separmurad Nyazov, is willing to use extreme violence against those who dare to criticise him. Reporters Without Borders is also extremely concerned about a number of Eritrean journalists who have been imprisoned in secret for more than five years. The all-powerful North Korean leader, Kim Jong-il, also continues to totally control the media.Northern European countries once again come top of the Index, with no recorded censorship, threats, intimidation or physical reprisals in Finland, Ireland, Iceland and the Netherlands, which all share first place.Deterioration in the United States and Japan, with France also slippingThe United States (53rd) has fallen nine places since last year, after being in 17th position in the first year of the Index, in 2002. Relations between the media and the Bush administration sharply deteriorated after the president used the pretext of “national security” to regard as suspicious any journalist who questioned his “war on terrorism.” The zeal of federal courts which, unlike those in 33 US states, refuse to recognise the media’s right not to reveal its sources, even threatens journalists whose investigations have no connection at all with terrorism.Freelance journalist and blogger Josh Wolf was imprisoned when he refused to hand over his video archives. Sudanese cameraman Sami al-Haj, who works for the pan-Arab broadcaster Al-Jazeera, has been held without trial since June 2002 at the US military base at Guantanamo, and Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein has been held by US authorities in Iraq since April this year.France (35th) slipped five places during the past year, to make a loss of 24 places in five years. The increase in searches of media offices and journalists’ homes is very worrying for media organisations and trade unions. Autumn 2005 was an especially bad time for French journalists, several of whom were physically attacked or threatened during a trade union dispute involving privatisation of the Corsican firm SNCM and during violent demonstrations in French city suburbs in November.Rising nationalism and the system of exclusive press clubs (kishas) threatened democratic gains in Japan, which fell 14 places to 51st. The newspaper Nihon Keizai was firebombed and several journalists phsyically attacked by far-right activists (uyoku).Fallout from the row over the “Mohammed cartoons”Denmark (19th) dropped from joint first place because of serious threats against the authors of the Mohammed cartoons published there in autumn 2005. For the first time in recent years in a country that is very observant of civil liberties, journalists had to have police protection due to threats against them because of their work.Yemen (149th) slipped four places, mainly because of the arrest of several journalists and closure of newspapers that reprinted the cartoons. Journalists were harassed for the same reason in Algeria (126th), Jordan (109th), Indonesia (103rd) and India (105th).But except for Yemen and Saudi Arabia (161st), all the Arab peninsula countries considerably improved their rank. Kuwait (73rd) kept its place at the top of the group, just ahead of the United Arab Emirates (77th) and Qatar (80th).Newcomers to the top ranksTwo countries moved into the Index’s top 20 for the first time. Bolivia (16th) was best-placed among less-developed countries and during the year its journalists enjoyed the same level of freedom as colleagues in Canada or Austria. Bosnia-Herzegovina (19th) continued its gradual rise up the Index since the end of the war in ex-Yugoslavia and is now placed above its European Union member-state neighbours Greece (32nd) and Italy (40th).Ghana (34th) rose 32 places to become fourth in Africa behind the continent’s three traditional leaders – Benin (23rd), Namibia (26th) and Mauritius (32nd). Economic conditions are still difficult for the Ghanaian media but it is no longer threatened by the authorities.Panama (39th) is enjoying political peace which has helped the growth of a free and vigorous media and the country moved up 27 places over the year.War, the destroyer of press freedom Lebanon has fallen from 56th to 107th place in five years, as the country’s media continues to suffer from the region’s poisonous political atmosphere, with a series of bomb attacks in 2005 and Israeli military attacks this year. The Lebanese media – some of the freest and most experienced in the Arab world – desperately need peace and guarantees of security. The inability of the Palestinian Authority (134th) to maintain stability in its territories and the behaviour of Israel (135th) outside its borders seriously threaten freedom of expression in the Middle East.Things are much the same in Sri Lanka, which ranked 51st in 2002, when there was peace, but has now sunk to 141st because fighting between government and rebel forces has resumed in earnest. Dozens of Tamil journalists have been physically attacked after being accused by one side or the other of being biased against them.Press freedom in Nepal (159th) has shifted according to the state of the fighting that has disrupted the country for several years. The “democatic revolution” and the revolt against the monarchy in April this year led immediately to more basic freedoms and the country should gain a lot of ground in next year’s Index.Welcome changes of regimeChanges of ruler are sometimes good for press freeedom, as in the case of Haiti, which has risen from 125th to 87th place in two years after the flight into exile of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in early 2004. Several murders of journalists remain unpunished but violence against the media has abated.Togo (66th) has risen 29 places since the death of President Gnassingbe Eyadema in February 2005, the accession to power of his son and internationally-backed efforts to make peace with the opposition.A coup in Mauritania in August 2005 ended the heavy censorship of the local media and the country has risen to 77th position after being 138th in 2004, one of the biggest improvements in the Index. Organisation October 24, 2006 – Updated on January 25, 2016 North Korea, Turkmenistan, Eritrea the worst violators of press freedom News Reporters Without Borders issues its fifth annual Worldwide Index of Press Freedom. “Journalists in North Korea, Eritrea, Turkmenistan, Cuba, Burma and China are still risking their life or imprisonment for trying to keep us informed,” the organisation said. “The steady erosion of press freedom in the United States, France and Japan is also alarming.” center_img Reporters Without Borders compiled the Index by asking the 14 freedom of expression organisations that are its partners worldwide, its network of 130 correspondents, as well as journalists, researchers, jurists and human rights activists, to answer 50 questions about press freedom in their countries. The Index covers 168 nations. Others were not included for lack of data about them. Help by sharing this information RSF_en last_img read more

Funeral to be held for boy with autism found in creek after dayslong search

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(GASTONIA, N.C.) — A 6-year-old boy whose body was found in a North Carolina creek after a dayslong search is being laid to rest.The funeral for Maddox Ritch is slated for Friday in his hometown of Gastonia, according to ABC station WTVD.Maddox, who had autism and was nonverbal, disappeared while on a trip to Rankin Lake Park with his father and another adult on Sept. 22, prompting a massive search.A body was found partially submerged in a creek about a mile from the park on Sept. 27, and authorities confirmed that it was Maddox on Oct. 1.Maddox’s father, Ian Ritch, had said his son started sprinting roughly 25 to 30 feet ahead of him before running out of sight.“As soon as I got to the point where I couldn’t see him anymore, I started panicking,” he said last week.After Maddox disappeared, a park employee called 911, sparking a wide search by local, state and federal investigators. They scoured the area with police dogs, searched dumpsters, waded through the park’s lake using sonar and divers, and scanned the area with helicopters and drones, police said.Authorities also recorded messages from Maddox’s parents and played those messages in the woods in the hopes that their voices might persuade him to come out if he was there.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

The food and feeding ecology of grey-headed albatross Diomedea chrysostoma and black-browed albatross D. Melanophris

first_imgThe food and feeding ecology of Black‐browed Albatrosses and Grey‐headed Albatrosses was studied from 1975 to 1978 at Bird Island, South Georgia. Two hundred and seventy food samples (averaging 75–85 % by weight of the mean chick feed) were collected from adults of each species in February and March. Chicks of both species received meals of the same size, of which half consisted of liquid. The three major components of the solid diet (krill, squid and fish) were similar for both albatrosses. By weight, fish represented about 35 % of the diet of both species; squid predominated (50 %) in the diet of Grey‐headed Albatross, and krill (40 %) in the diet of Black‐browed Albatross. Lampreys were confined to the Grey‐headed Albatross and, although squid of similar sizes were taken by both species, Black‐browed Albatrosses took a much greater diversity of squid. Each major prey type was associated with a characteristic amount of liquid in the complete samples and only in the case of krill and lamprey was this lipid‐rich. As these two albatrosses are of similar size, breed over the same period and feed meals of equivalent weight to their chicks at similar intervals, the difference in the composition of the diet is possibly the most significant mechanism of ecological segregation (in the breeding season). Evidence of the effect of krill shortage in drastically reducing Black‐browed Albatross breeding success is presented to support this. The two species have largely non‐overlapping winter oceanic ranges which are probably also correlated with the distribution of preferred prey.last_img read more

Competition hots up between remaining property ombudsman providers

first_imgHome » News » Competition hots up between remaining property ombudsman providers previous nextProducts & ServicesCompetition hots up between remaining property ombudsman providersTPO makes a bid for members exiting OS:P as competition hots up between two remaining ombudsman.Nigel Lewis25th April 201801,360 Views The race to be crowned the UK’s single housing ombudsman hotted up today after The Property Ombudsman (TPO) said it would welcome all existing members of former rival OS:P to join its redress scheme for free.Ombdusman Services: Property (OSP) announced in February this year that it was withdrawing from the property sector and that members had until August 6th this year to  find a new one.At the time OS:P said that although it saw no point in offering a “broken solution to a broken market” and that it would soon launch a new model of redress for the property sector.Property ombudsmanToday’s move by TPO is designed to catch agents considering which of the two remaining redress schemes to join – TPO or The Property Redress Scheme (PRS).The TPO offer is in direct competition to rival PRS, which for several weeks now has been offering agents a £105+ VAT ‘entry model’ membership.TPO, which has the largest membership of all the two remaining redress schemes, says it is based placed to give guidance to former OS:P member agents on how to jump ship before August 6th, including a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week live chat service.we are always seeking to raise standards and share best practice in the industry as well as make the process of redress as simple as possible for consumers.”TPO claims to have over 38,000 branches and departments following its Code of Practice compared to 6,787 at PRS.“We are a totally independent, not-for-profit organisation  and the only redress scheme to operate Codes of Practice which have been approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, says TPO’s Board Chairman, Gerry Fitzjohn (pictured).“As a result, we are always seeking to raise standards and share best practice in the industry as well as make the process of redress as simple as possible for consumers.”Ombudsman Services: Property PRS The Property Ombudsman The Property Redress Scheme TPO April 25, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Adjunct Faculty Organizational Leadership: Developmental Process

first_imgThe Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) division seeks non-tenuretrack adjunct faculty to develop and teach 485.720Leadership: A developmental Process for online deliverywithin the MA in Organizational Leadership program. Online coursedevelopment is scheduled from May 2020 to August 2020 for the Fall2020 semester delivery. The course will run from September 2020 toDecember 2020. Candidates with online course development andteaching experience and those with experience teaching and engagingstudents from diverse backgrounds are of particular interest.COURSE DESCRIPTION485.720 Leadership: A Developmental ProcessThe theory of developmental leadership encompasses three basicassumptions: leadership skills can be learned, the individual isthe focus, and many leadership roles exist. This course exploresthe elements of a successful developmental process for leaders inorganizations. Students will learn the characteristics of effectiveleaders and examine the impact of cognition and emotion onindividual behaviors and attitudes. Through the case study method,students will examine the following areas of leadershipdevelopment: information and communication, decision-making,interpersonal relationships, personal resources, and effective useof self.Minimum Qualifications: An advanced degree in Organizational Leadership or ina relevant field, such as management, organizationalpsychology, business, political science, or sociology, with amaster’s degree at minimumFive years professional work experience within therelevant fields Preferred Qualifications: Cover letterCurriculum vitaeTeaching evaluations for three most recently taughtcourses, if applicant has teaching experience.References upon request The position will remain open until filled.Candidates must submit the following: A terminal degree in Organizational Leadership or in arelevant field, such as management, organizational psychology,business, political science, or sociology1-3 years of graduate level teaching experienceOnline course development and teaching experienceThe background to teach a wide variety of courses inOrganizational Leadership. The selected candidate will be expected to undergo a backgroundcheck and to submit proof of educational attainment.Submit your application online only at https://apply.interfolio.comusing the” Apply Now” button.The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university doesnot discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, veteran status or other legally protectedcharacteristic. The university is committed to providing qualifiedindividuals access to all academic and employment programs,benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability,performance and merit without regard to personal factors that areirrelevant to the program involved.The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfmlast_img read more

World’s tallest sandwich

first_imgMore than 500 slices of bread and toast were used to create what is believed to be the world’s tallest sandwich. Assembled by O’Briens Sandwich Bar at the Ocean Terminal in Edinburgh, the giant sandwich measured 45 feet in height, beating the previous record of 40 feet, and will have raised thousands of pounds in donations for the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation. The charity helps children in Vietnam and Mongolia.last_img

Starbucks into New Look

first_imgStarbucks has announced plans to open 30 new stores in the UK by September 2010, following an “exceptionally busy Christ-mas period”.The new stores, which will be a mixture of company-owned and franchised outlets, are planned to open by the end of Starbucks’ fiscal year in September. The chain has also opened four concessions in New Look clothing stores, with a fifth planned to open in February, following the closure of its 36 Starbucks concessions in Borders, which went into administration before Christmas.A spokesperson for Starbucks told British Baker that Starbucks had been looking at which businesses took over the leases from Borders, to see if Starbucks’ concessions could re-open within them “and New Look was one of them”.Christmas sales helped the coffee chain record its sixth straight month of like-for-like growth in the UK. Comparative store sales rose by 3.9% in the first quarter to 27 December 2009, with sales in December alone up 6%.Starbucks UK reported strong sales for its Christmas drinks, with 20% more Gingerbread and Toffee Nut Lattes sold than in 2008. The coffee chain noted that average customer spend was also on the increase.Starbucks Corporation’s total net revenue was up 4% to $2.7bnlast_img read more