Swissport Tanzania Plc (SWISS.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Swissport Tanzania Plc (SWISS.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swissport Tanzania Plc (SWISS.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swissport Tanzania Plc (SWISS.tz) 2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSwissport Tanzania Plc is an aviation service provider in Tanzania providing ground and cargo handling services, as well as executive aviation and aviation security services at Julius Nyerere International Airport and Kilimanjaro International Airport. Its services include aviation fueling and aircraft maintenance services. Swissport Tanzania has extended its footprint and offers aviation services at Songwe Airport and Mtwara Airport in Tanzania. The company was founded in 1984 and its head office is based in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Swissport Tanzania is a subsidiary of Swissport International Limited. Swissport Tanzania Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee (CIMO.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee (CIMO.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee (CIMO.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee (CIMO.mu) 2016 abridged results.Company ProfileCompagnie Immobiliere Limitee is based in Port Louis, Mauritius and deals in the renting out of commercial and office space in Mauritius. The company owns the Arcades Currimjee located in the Curepipe. Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development Enterprise Market.
Ellah Lakes Plc (ELLAHL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Ellah Lakes Plc (ELLAHL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ellah Lakes Plc (ELLAHL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ellah Lakes Plc (ELLAHL.ng) 2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileEllah Lakes Plc is a fish farming enterprise in Nigeria supplying fresh water fish to local markets. The company was founded in 1980 and operates out of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Ellah Lakes Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
The controversial signing of Paddy Jackson from Perpignan will see a competitive battle for the stand-off shirt, with young Theo Brophy Clews and Premiership winner Stephen Myler also in the mix. Australia scrum-half Nick Phipps will be hoping for a late-career bloom in Reading.4. Pro14 conferences rejiggedThe Guinness Pro14 is a confusing competition, but you’ve just got your head around it. Right? Wrong! For the next two seasons, the conferences for the Pro14 have been rejigged, with six teams swapping between the two.High quality: Leinster and Glasgow will battle it out in Conference A (Getty Images)The draw was made on 2018-19 finishing positions and tailored so there is an equal spread of teams from each nation. Conference A looks decidedly the stronger, boasting last year’s winners Leinster, runners-up Glasgow, the highest-ranked Welsh region Ospreys and semi-finalists Ulster. Can Zebre build on last year in such a competitive conference?Munster and Scarlets will lead the charge in Conference A, although Edinburgh and Cardiff Blues will look to crash their party.5. Cardiff Blues revitalised? Cardiff have replenished their back-three stocks over the summer, recruiting a pair of blockbuster internationals. Hallam Amos has joined from the Dragons, while Josh Adams has crossed the border from Worcester.Big impact: Owen Lane stood out for Cardiff Blues last term (Getty Images)The emergence of Owen Lane, unlucky to miss out on the Wales World Cup squad, has given the Blues possibly the best outside backs in the league – and handed Jarrod Evans quite a set of weapons to play with. If Rey Lee-Lo gets going, opposing defence coaches will be scratching their heads.6. A month into the Top 14 The Pro14 still doesn’t start until Glasgow travel to Bloemfontein to face the Cheetahs on Friday 27 September, whilst the Premiership is still a month away. But the Top 14 has been going on for a month already – and there have been some truly surprising results.Lyon and Bordeaux-Bègles are the runaway leaders having won all four of their matches, with young fly-half Matthieu Jalibert starring for the latter after returning from a severe knee injury.Flying: Matthieu Jalibert has been in great form for Bordeaux (Getty Images)Meanwhile, Toulon and Clermont Auvergne lie sixth and seventh respectively – they keenly await the return of their World Cup stars. Racing 92 are in a disastrous tenth, but powerhouse Toulouse are in even worse shape – they lie in twelfth.7. James Haskell’s career change After retiring from rugby and winning 77 England caps, James Haskell has wasted no time in pursuing his next career.Career change: James Haskell is training to be an MMA fighter (Getty Images)Once he’s finished with his punditry work for the Rugby World Cup, Haskell will enter full-time training as he attempts to pursue a career in Mixed Martial Arts. He has signed with Californian agency Bellator MMA as a heavyweight. Huddle up: Harlequins after a Premiership Rugby Cup win over Bristol (Getty Images) Jacob Whitehead reports on seven rugby stories you may have missed with all the focus on happenings in Japan LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS What’s going on away from the Rugby World Cup?The Rugby World Cup is drawing all our attention and rightly so, but there’s plenty happening at club level too. Jacob Whitehead reports on seven stories you might have missed…1. Harlequins go on recruitment driveDirector of rugby Paul Gustard has overhauled his squad for the coming year as Quins attempt to penetrate the play-off bubble, with his squad construction as imaginative as it has been ruthless.Club stalwarts such as Charlie Walker, Luke Wallace and Dave Ward have departed, whilst the retirement of James Horwill and Tim Visser has seen a great deal of experience leave South-West London.New nine: Scrum-half Martin Landajo is one of Quins’ signings (Getty Images)To that end, Gustard has signed a few veteran Premiership players, most notably Vereniki Goneva from Newcastle and centre Michele Campagnaro from Wasps. Welsh hooker Scott Baldwin also has leadership experience.Most exciting, however, are Quins’ signings from overseas. Scrum-half Martin Landajo has racked up 84 caps for Argentina and is a sniper to rival Danny Care, while South African flyer Travis Ismaiel, who can consider himself unlucky to only have a single Springbok cap, could be a surprise star of the season.2. Marquee signings aboundAlthough Harlequins may have been the most prolific club in the transfer marker, they are not the only team making a big splash. Leading clubs Exeter and Saracens have each signed a marquee full-back, in the form of Stuart Hogg and Elliot Daly respectively, although the latter may feature more at outside-centre for the champions due to Alex Goode’s often overlooked panache.Due south: Stuart Hogg (left) in Scotland training (Getty Images)London Irish seem to be constructing a fantasy rugby team (more on them later), whilst Bristol’s acquisition of Nathan Hughes and Dave Attwood will lend their pack some added heft. The departure of Matt Toomua has given Leicester the chance to add the highly physical Jaco Taute from Munster, whilst Jordan Taufua will provide sizable bite in the back row after starring in the Crusaders’ threepeat as Super Rugby champions.Meanwhile, Wasps have shuffled their outside backs by complementing the sizable presence of Malakai Fekitoa with the power of Paolo Odogwu and Zach Kibirige – a combination that smaller wingers will not look forward to facing.And look out for the X-factor of Melani Nanai, a new arrival at Worcester, whose quality in the back three for the Blues was often masked by the inconsistencies of his team-mates.3. No Newcastle, whilst Irish are rising… The Gallagher Premiership will miss Newcastle Falcons this season, their relegation meaning the league has lost the only professional club in the North-East. Their back-line has been picked off by other clubs, but Mark Wilson has only departed on loan to Sale for a year and they have retained the core of a talented, youthful forward pack.Hooker Jamie Blamire will look to put pressure on George McGuigan, prop Adam Brocklebank is one to watch, and they still boast the experience of Rodney Ah You, John Hardie and Gary Graham.In the clear: George Nott breaks for a London Irish try (Getty Images)The Falcons have been replaced by London Irish, looking to make an impact in the Premiership after their meek relegation two years ago, in which they won only three games. Director of rugby Declan Kidney and head coach Les Kiss have recruited aggressively, targeting experience and star quality. When he recovers from injury, Sean O’Brien will join Blair Cowan to create a troublesome back row, while Australians Sekope Kepu and Adam Coleman will add heft to the front five.Most exciting is the signing of Waisake Naholo from the Highlanders. The winger has scored 16 tries in 26 appearances for the All Blacks, but injuries in the past year dropped him from the World Cup reckoning. England coach Eddie Jones said: “I’ve already got an order in. I’ll be sitting ringside. Hopefully I don’t get any of his blood on me.”Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis May 31, 2012 at 8:17 am Hi Bob,In comparing ministries of the churches, no one can even touch the Falls Church (Anglican). Their evidence of commitment to productive ministry is on their website, and it’s undeniably awesome, comprehensive, holistic, local-regional-worldwide, fully funded, and well-attended. Now, we shall see what the Falls Church (Episcopal) will do. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH June 1, 2012 at 10:11 am And TEC continues its slippery slope……………………….. it won’t be long before the TEC churches are sold to the highest bidder because no one will go…………..TEC and the CoE need to wake up…………….while 70% of the Anglican Communion have revival, they continue the slow death, oh well , Jerusalem or Alexandria look good to be the NEW Canterbury………….. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Doug Desper says: VIRGINIA: ‘Continuing congregations’ turn focus to future Comments (9) Pegram Johnson III says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA June 7, 2012 at 12:51 pm Hi Pegram,The thousands who are associated with the departing congregations to become ACNA are not led by a few loud voices who object to women’s ordination as the main issue. The issue at hand for their dissent was and is the therological revisionism that plagues our Church. One can simply turn to the Easter Message by the PB and see what is missing: the name of Jesus Christ, His victory over death, and our hope of resurrection with Him. The Church’s high holy day was instead reduced to ruminations over “green” theology with no mention at all of Jesus Christ. Thankfully enough, there are still a lot of Episcopalians who have a problem with that revisionism. Those who have left and are leaving have not done so over “theological niceties”. By Emily CherryPosted May 30, 2012 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET May 30, 2012 at 11:37 pm We have to peacefully embrace the opposition to discern our way forward. There is no reconciliation without conflict. Ordaining women and embracing all of God’s children are the ways to move forward in our mission to reconcile all with Christ. The litigation was the means to do this. We ought not resent the challenge. It is part of the work of the Church. michael Neal says: Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Rector Albany, NY John Pollock says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Steven Long says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Church of the Epiphany Episcopal welcomes the community to worship. Photo/Frances Caldwell[Episcopal News Service] The past weeks have been a time of transition for the Diocese of Virginia. Congregations that have worshiped away from their home churches for more than five years have made joyful homecomings to their church buildings. The entire diocese has joined in celebrating these returns, all while entering into a discernment process to help these congregations make plans for the future.The recent returns and celebrations have been a longtime coming for the four “continuing congregations” that have worshipped in temporary spaces while the diocese and breakaway congregations that had joined the Convocation of Anglican Churches in North America fought over rights to diocese-owned properties in the courts. The breakaway congregations occupied the church buildings throughout the court proceedings.In all, seven church properties (and a number of additional buildings and land parcels) have been returned to the Diocese of Virginia following the near conclusion of a five-year legal dispute. Each has a different story to tell, and telling these stories is a key part of a diocesan initiative known as “Dayspring,” an effort to discern the work of the Holy Spirit with graciousness and patience as the diocese explores how best to use resources and properties for the ministry of the church.As the continuing congregations have begun discerning their way forward, each has realized that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to a new beginning.Members of Church of the Epiphany in Fairfax returned home on May 6, after worshiping in a local school. While making that transition, they’re also welcoming a new interim vicar and are turning to social media and marketing to increase their visibility in the community.It’s been a time of challenge, but since returning home the congregation has tripled Sunday attendance and doubled its membership from 25 to 50 members.The congregation also has benefitted from what the Rev. Jennifer McKenzie, interim vicar, calls the “Blessing-a-Day Club.” A slew of blessings that “seem to fall out of the sky,” she said, have landed on Epiphany’s doorstep, including volunteer musical groups for Sunday worship, pro-bono graphic design services, and more.“The biggest challenge right now for us is building the staff infrastructure that we need to support this growth, so that as this growth continues, we don’t let people slip through the cracks and lose people,” said McKenzie.The congregation’s hopes for the future are high. It’s launching a new branding- and direct-mail effort to raise the church’s image and presence in the community; hosting community groups, from the Boy Scouts to an Irish dance group; and participating in a local festival. And it’s rolling out the welcome mat. “Our big thing here is, ‘All are welcome,’ said McKenzie. “And we really mean that. When people walk in the door, we want them to know that there is a place for them.”The Rt. Rev. Ted Gulick, assistant bishop in Virginia, and the Rev. Kate Chipps, priest-in-charge of St. Margaret’s, Woodbridge, celebrate a baptism with the continuing congregation. Photo/Courtesy St. Margaret’s, WoodbridgeThe continuing congregation of St. Margaret’s in Woodbridge, meanwhile, hasn’t made an official “move.” Although the original St. Margaret’s church property was returned to the diocese earlier this spring, the congregation continues to worship in its “temporary” worship space, which it shares with three other denominations. Members of the congregation are joining together to discuss what shape their physical church will take in the years to come. Meanwhile, they’re saying goodbye to the Rev. Kate Chipps, priest-in-charge, who has led them through this difficult process. Chipps will retire in July.St. Margaret’s vestry is leading the congregation through this time of transition, gathering input from members on the best possible worship space to meet their needs, and meeting with the Dayspring teams to discern a way to move the congregation out of “reaction mode” into “planning mode,” explained Eleana Boyer, senior warden.“The spirit of the church is moving more toward a positive direction,” added Boyer. That doesn’t mean that they aren’t facing challenges, including how to grow their congregation and how to financially support their ministries. But they’re meeting those challenges head-on. “Once we get through this transition and change, you’ll see us really shine,” said Boyer. “We are a faithful people. We have come this far by faith, and we are moving forward in faith.”Members of St. Stephen’s in Heathsville returned to their church building on Palm Sunday and the congregation is as active as ever. Members are busy planning their community strawberry festival and the annual spring barbecue and bluegrass event. Read more about their story here.And then there’s the Falls Church, a congregation that continued to grow while worshipping in a temporary space, and where a large number of members have just “returned” to a church building where they’ve never worshipped before.“It’s just really exciting to see how things are falling into place,” said the Rev. Cathy Tibbetts, priest-in-charge.On the congregation’s first evening back in its worship space, members opened the doors to the building, inviting families to come and explore the church grounds. “We wanted them to have the opportunity to explore the blessings that God has bestowed on us,” said Tibbetts.The congregation is looking at growing its clergy staff, including calling a “planter-builder” to oversee the church’s growth process.A community focus is a large part of the Falls Church Episcopal DNA, according to Mike Lockaby, the senior warden.“I think that being involved in the community is going to draw in people who previously did not feel welcome, or previously were un-churched,” he said. So the congregation focuses on “being more open to our community and more positive toward our community and more involved in what’s local.”In addition, they’re looking inward by establishing small group ministries, in which 10-to-16 parishioners will gather for fellowship and/or Christian formation. The congregation also has instituted a “partnership ministry,” which gives newcomers a contact person who is familiar with the church’s culture and spirit and who can determine the best way to welcome that person. “The message that we have been stressing and that we wish to continue to stress is, ‘We welcome you,’ and there’s no asterisk to that,” said Lockaby.The Falls Church Anglican is the only one out of the seven properties returned to the Diocese that continues to pursue its appeal. The diocese has made settlement negotiations with the other six congregations involved in the litigation. In these cases, the Convocation of Anglicans in North America congregations agreed to return church property and Episcopal funds, and to withdraw their appeals.In addition to the church buildings belonging to the four continuing congregations, three additional church properties have been returned to the diocese as a result of the litigation. These churches previously did not have continuing Episcopal congregations associated with them. The diocese already has reinstated Episcopal worship services at St. Paul’s in Haymarket; and the property of Church of the Apostles, Fairfax, also has been returned to diocesan ownership. The diocese has arranged a yearlong lease with the Anglican congregation of Truro Church, Fairfax, and both parties have agreed to enter into a “covenant of mutual charity and respect,” a piece of the agreement which the Rt. Rev. Shannon S. Johnston, bishop of Virginia, describes as “an opening for a transformative witness to many across the worldwide Anglican Communion.”Coordinating these efforts amidst unique circumstances is no small task. And that’s where Dayspring comes in. The Dayspring initiative – so named for the poetic, biblical term that translates to “new dawn,” brings together leaders from across the Diocese of Virginia to plan, vision and strategize about the properties returning to the diocese, and how best to put them to use for the mission of the Episcopal Church in Virginia. Johnston is at the head of the effort, which also is guided by the Rev. Canon Susan Goff, bishop suffragan-elect, and Henry D.W. Burt, secretary of the diocese.“It is heartening to consider how the Diocese of Virginia is responding to the staggering richness of the possibilities before us,” said Burt in a recent letter to the diocese. “Each of the continuing congregations remains profoundly committed to its mission and ministry. They are experiencing significant growth, and Dayspring teams are considering a number of transformational mission efforts at churches where no continuing congregation exists. There is tremendous energy and a gracious spirit ever present in this work.”— Emily Cherry is the communications officer for the Diocese of Virginia. 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 Doug Desper says: 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA May 30, 2012 at 6:08 pm Well, I wouldn’t call ordination of women and embracing all of God’s children “theological niceties,” nay rather, they are theological necessities. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 June 4, 2012 at 12:12 pm Michael Neal is spot on. Most of the properties associated with returning congregations are in danger of or have been foreclosed as the smaller congregations don’t have the resources to pay debt and associated expenses. One facility was sold in a fire sale (after the departing congregation had offered to pay a much higher amount) and is being converted into a mosque. Where’s the victory in this? If the TEC was a public company, there would be countless lawsuits over such gross negligence. Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC Doug Desper says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT July 16, 2012 at 3:12 pm What a wonderful article! I am the rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Morehead City, North Carolina. A continuing Episcopal parish which went though a departure in 2000. Since reclaiming our buildings in 2003, we have not only survived, but have thrived in the work of the Holy Spirit. The evidence of the Risen Christ working among us and in us is seen in the dramatic growth in membership, outreach and Christian Formation. God blessing these continuing congregations. They are signs of resurrection to all. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ May 30, 2012 at 4:58 pm Seems to me that this was such an inevitable outcome, isn’t it a shame all the time, expense, and personal distress had to be lived-through? Although the ‘Anglican” adherents clearly believed in what they were doing, they have caused the loss of countless hours and thousands of dollars that would better have gone into productive ministry. Our intramural squabbling over theological niceties is just too expensive a pastime for the Church to indulge in. Comments are closed. Rector Belleville, IL Bob Hansel says: June 26, 2012 at 7:50 am Steven,A few bloggers have opined about what would happen if the New York Attorney General ever became motivated to examine the books of our Church. One wonders how that would fare considering that our foreign and domestic missionary society has turned more resources into lawsuits and forced cohesion than into…missions. Very murky disclosure these days. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group James Dirlam says: Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA
Rector Martinsville, VA January 15, 2013 at 4:48 pm As your conservative soulmates choose schism over engagement, the legitimate expectation of give and take, point-counterpoint, in other words a church polity of representative democracy is weakened. If the only way conservatives can be part of a church is when they are the unquestioned majority, democratic processes are irrelevant. You might as well rejoin the monarchical Roman Church where liberal dissent is really squelched. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ronald J. Caldwell says: Chris Walchesky says: January 10, 2013 at 4:27 pm The total drop in SBC membership from 2007-11 was approximately 400,000 on a base of 16 million.TEC in the US dropped approximately 200,000 on a base of 2.4 million. This represents over three times the percentage drop experienced by the SBC. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT January 12, 2013 at 8:49 pm Parishes and laypeople and clergy who wish to form a new diocese in communion with General Convention are should do so, but they need a new name and seal. How about ‘Diocese of Lower South Carolina’? January 10, 2013 at 7:27 pm I was talking to an SBC pastor recently who told me that the Southern Baptist Convention has made a genuine effort to have it’s churches eliminate people from their church rolls who have not been active in the life of the church. This may account for much of their loss. Can you imagine what our losses would look like if we did something like that in The Episcopal Church? I know my parish continues to count people who haven’t darkened the doors of the church for years. It was the same in the last TEC parish where we used to live. January 9, 2013 at 5:42 pm Nothing I said above was intended to support those who do not restrain themselves from going beyond what has been agreed to in General Convention. Such actions are part of the problem. Schism is not a response that will help restrain the disobedience of others. Changing the meaning of schism is an intellectual mistake, Doug. Schism is disaffiliation, disobedience is the correct word for those who go beyond what is allowed. I agree that the unwillingness of many in leadership to hold those who have gone too far in pursuit of their own definitions of the truth are also responsible. Therefore, for me, the fault lies with lazy leadership on one side and schismatic leadership on the other. I have little respect for either. We are trying to do things differently in Colorado, but that has not kept some clergy from tearing congregations apart as they followed “their own conscience” and then insisted that the laity must follow them if they want to be ‘right’,’pure’, ‘ prophetic’, or any other word used to lead parishioners into either disobedience or schism. There can be only one body of Christ, the mystical union of Christ and those who believe in His saving grace and resurrection. Slicing and dicing the earthly church will never produce what already exists in God’s economy. Episcopalians who are nowing giving that strategy a try should simply look at the constantly fragmenting wreckage of protestantism in America to see that it never succeeds at forming a truly better church. No matter what, sooner or later, human sin and/or intellectual and spiritual laziness will foul the pond. The world will only think we have something profoundly new and divine when we love one another in the tension-filled bonds of restraint and freedom, no matter what. Something like I think Christ loved us on the Cross. I had great respect and affection for most of those who have left. I do not respect their leaving or the denial of how profoundly unchristian behaviour has attended that process by conservatives defending ‘the truth.’ walter combs says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Br. Hal Weiner, OUM says: Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC Chris Walchesky says: Elizabeth Von Wahlberg says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI April 15, 2013 at 11:39 am As one of the inhabitants of a revisionist/pocket of the ECUSA let me assure you that you will have to endure limitless insults, Rev. Elizabeth, from the luddites and leftovers of the worst pockets ( with holes in them ) of the Anglican Communion who are supporting renegades like the Bishop of South Carolina and people forming various ” consultative councils whether Anglican, faux-Anglican, or faux-Christian. As a very NON cradle Episcopalian, I chose this Church for the same reason those of you who voted in Katharine Jefferts-Schori as PB did, and do, and that’s why I stay. I am luckier than most of you because I chose the ECUSA after looking around at various ways of manifesting my new found Christianity, ” discovered ” the same way that big mouth Saul of Tarsis discovered it….. by trashing Jesus enough to get His attention and be thoroughly chastised and humbled. Don’t bore me with how many people want to leave. Let them. Recruit real Christians……. ones who think that maybe ” God is Love ” is not just a slogan to put on the side of a church bus, but a way of life to be lived; and shuck off the shackles of racism, homophobia, and ” the good old days ” when y’all gave us Biblical authority for slavery. Gone with the wind……. and godspeed. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS January 5, 2013 at 12:41 pm Here my case is made. Nowhere in Mr. Caldwell’s comment is credit given that the people of the diocese have independent thought. No credit for experience, spiritual formation, education, and critical reasoning; instead they are dispargingly called “Lawrenceites”. This patronizing type of commentary reduces those who dissent and act on convictions as incapable of weighing issues and erroneously ascribes to them the tendency of being mere followers. I do not agree with many of the diocese’s actions but with the overwhelming dismissive responses to their legitimate concerns, what is left? If we had true reconciling leadership in this Church we would not be at this point. Jason Newton says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL walter combs says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Comments are closed. January 4, 2013 at 9:03 pm How many more of these insults must we take? Danny Anderson says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK February 1, 2013 at 1:34 pm The Episcopal Church will be reduced to a few pockets of socially revisionist/progressive cosmopolitan parishes? That is indeed the trend. Im 65 and have been an Episcopalian all my life, but stopped going to church a few months ago. I don’t always agree with the people who are seceding. I accept women clergy and would be willing to accept the idea of gay marriage for example. However, I have no confidence in the leadership of the national church or in most of the bishops. It’s very clear that, for them, Christianity is all about politics. They use the church as a platform for positioning themselves as advocates for various social and political issues and their chief concern within the church is to hang on to property and other tangible wealth. Whenever I think of Jesus referring to the synogogues of the pharisees as whited sepulchres, I am reminded of Bishop Schori and her followers. Chris Walchesky says: January 9, 2013 at 7:31 am Scott: General Convention has not changed the definition of marriage (for now). According to our official liturgy and catechism of the Prayer Book, Christian Marriage is still as it has been for the entirety of Christian history. However, the National Cathedral has just announced that it will begin performing same-sex marriages – not the same gender blessings approved by General Convention – but a step beyond to a fully revisionist understanding of Christian Marriage. This development, like so many, many others just continues to demonstrate that only in matters of property is strict adherence to canons required – the rest is a theological free-for-all where nearly anything that can be blamed on the Holy Spirit becomes a new movement of God. Note this well: this Church has not redefined marriage (yet) but our nation’s leading cathedral has just gladly done so without any consequence. They also invite anyone to receive the Holy Eucharist despite General Convention’s latest word that the Sacrament is reserved for the baptized. There is the schism. In actions like this replicated for years by revisionists, there is the schism. The leaving of members, churches, and dioceses are just the response to these unrestrained movements currently tearing at this Church. Doug Desper says: January 4, 2013 at 5:59 pm “..some members”? Didn’t their convention vote well beyond a majority to disassociate from the current Episcopal Church as organized and being led by General Convention?One very glaring trend continues in these types of stories, starting way back in 2003. Then, as now, there are those who minimize the exodus of tens of thousands of members and keep saying that they are just “a few that don’t want to be with us”. We now number below 650,000 ASA and nothing that is being attempted to redefine faith and practice is reversing that. Apparently things have to get much worse before leadership finally emerges to reconcile this Church. Or do we just keep shrinking until a few pockets of socially revisionist/progressive cosmopolitan parishes comprise the Episcopal Church? And, let’s stop this nonsense of calling people “followers”. As a layperson I am offended that such a relied-on label often reduces people to being mere dupes who are led about by loud voices and the wind, and can be blindly swayed by a mere bishop. It should (and must) finally occur to our leadership that people – intelligent, trained, well-reasoned people – have measured this Church and have found it wanting. They don’t “follow” anything. January 8, 2013 at 2:03 pm LOL! Sucks the Dennis Canon is dead. Submit a Job Listing January 10, 2013 at 4:29 pm So your point is that conservative Christ loving churches (sorry, liberals don’t have a monopoly on Christianity) are losing members too, just not as quickly? Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET January 9, 2013 at 12:22 pm The spin on this article is pretty incredible. Maybe if we took things like this as serious as they are, our church would be in better shape. The fact is we have lost several dioceses in the last several years and continue to lose members even in those who have stayed! It is alarming and really sad! As far as “Canon 1.7.4, enacted by General Convention in 1979 and known as the “Dennis Canon,” it speaks about the property of a parish, it does not seem to address the status of a Diocese. Either way it may not be applicabe in SC given their Supreme Court decision in a recent case. Soon in Texas , SC and other places the courts will render their verdict, but I fear that no matter the outcome we come out a much impoverished church. Lord have mercy! Property, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs David Yarbrough says: Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN walter combs says: Fr. Miguel Rosada says: January 8, 2013 at 5:06 pm What is missed in the above comments are the provisions of the offending canons which give the diocesan bishop control of any liturgical innovation for same-sex couples. The Diocese of South Carolina did not have to go anywhere theologically that it did not want to. My deepest sadness is that the theologically conservative wing of the church didn’t have the fortitude to be the loyal minority, which many liberals remember being for decades. Schism is the worst sort of witness to the beliefs you hold dear. Submit a Press Release Press Release Service January 15, 2013 at 4:54 pm SBC is measuring there decline in terms of declining baptisms, not membership roles. Colorado is one of 28 dioceses who grew last year. Measuring faithfulness purely on gross numerical terms, is a tricky business. Just think how Godly you might have thought German Nazism was in 1937 if you based it on the number of Lutherans and Catholics who were joining. Ungodly organizations can be very popular and God’s people just a remnant at times. We must all be very careful about equating wordly success with faithfulness and membership loss with unfaithfulness. Humility is a sorely lacking virtue in all these debates. Terry Francis says: Comments (30) Ronald J. Caldwell says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ January 16, 2013 at 6:34 pm Right. Because this is clearly an objective article. I’d call it propaganda. Dorchester county is about to throw TEC’s strategy in the Ashley River. Ronald J. Caldwell says: January 5, 2013 at 9:38 am This is another move in the Lawrenceites increasingly manic quest for legitimacy that has been going on since Lawrence was delegitimized in the Episcopal Church. In November, DSC filed petition with the U.S. patent office to own the titles and shield of the diocese (not granted yet). After Lawrence was deposed on 12-5, DSC fired off three statements within five days asserting its legitimacy and attacking that of TEC and its ongoing diocese, even presuming to tell the loyalists what they should do. Citing letters of support from Anglican prelates, the Lawrenceites proclaimed Anglican Communion legitimacy. 80 clergy of the diocese endorsed Lawrence along with 36 local churches with 16 of them joining the lawsuit of 1-4, more assertions of legitimacy.In reality the Lawrenceites have no legitimacy except among themselves. Lawrence has no status in TEC and therefore none in the Anglican Communion which is represented only by TEC in the U.S. There is no such thing as an extra-territorial diocese in the Anglican Communion. The prelates who endorsed Lawrence speak only for themselves, not the Archbishop of Canterbury has never recognized a splinter group in the U.S. and will not. The 80 clergy endorsing Lawrence in fact represent only 37% of the canonically resident clergy of the old diocese. The 36 local churches following him make up only half of those in the old diocese; and the 16 joining in the lawsuit represent less than a quarter of the parishes. While it is true that the majority of the communicants of the old diocese are following Lawrence, it is still embarrassingly true that more than half of the clergy have not endorsed him and only half the local churches. Perhaps this accounts for DSC’s increasingly shrill assertions of legitimacy.It does not take a bookie in Vegas to tell us who is going to win this one. Terry Francis says: Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ronald J. Caldwell says: January 9, 2013 at 9:55 am Some of us must follow our desire to take a clean communion. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY January 9, 2013 at 11:48 pm I have never seen such backbiting and arguing in church in all my life. The Southern Baptist Convention has reported a loss of baptized membership for 2 or 3 years in a row now. That tells you that its not just liberal Christ loving churches that are losing members .. January 6, 2013 at 11:57 pm Wow. Some common sense on ENS. Praise to You, Lord Christ! Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC South Carolina January 4, 2013 at 8:41 pm Although I continue with The Episcopal Church, I am frustrated that the leadership has done little toward reconciliation with those who have left us. And let’s be real here, there are many more than just ‘some members’. The Diocese of South Carolina was one of the largest and one of few growing diocese in TEC. Practically ALL of the diocese chose to leave us. This is a huge loss! January 7, 2013 at 5:09 am Chris, there is nothing funny about this tragedy. In fact, there is a great deal and pain and suffering on both sides in SC, and it is only going to get worse. This is a time of sadness. In a few years all will look back in sorrow on what might have been. walter combs says: Scott Turner says: January 7, 2013 at 12:00 am This is downright hilarious. How will ENS and 815 refer to the REAL DIOCESE OF SOUTH CAROLINA (according to SC law, TEC is NOT hierarchical) when it wins the court case? Either way you’re going to have to eat your words. “People and parishes may leave but dioceses can’t.” Right. Just because I declare the sky to be green doesn’t make it so. January 9, 2013 at 5:35 pm I couldn’t agree more with Walter Combs. As a conservative I feel less and less a part of this church with each passing year. I have attended Episcopal services for well over 20 years but have chosen to not be formally confirmed as a way of protesting the church’s social and political stands on so many issues that I am against. And at the rate things are going I’m not sure if I’ll ever get confirmed. Bottom line the church simply doesn’t care about my concerns. At this point I’m not sure if it ever will. Director of Music Morristown, NJ January 14, 2013 at 8:20 pm Read the title of this article again. Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jan 4, 2013 [Episcopal News Service] Mark Lawrence, who led some members of the Diocese of South Carolina out of the Episcopal Church, on Jan. 4 joined with a group of those people to file suit in South Carolina Circuit Court against the Episcopal Church.The action, the group said, was taken “to protect the diocese’s real and personal property and that of its parishes.”The suit also asks the court to prevent the Episcopal Church from “infringing on the protected marks of the diocese, including its seal and its historical names, and to prevent the church from assuming the diocese’s identity, which was established long before the Episcopal Church’s creation,” according to the press release.Neva Rae Fox, public affairs officer for the Episcopal Church, said via e-mail that church officials had “not received the legal papers in any such lawsuit in South Carolina and therefore cannot comment at this time.”The Rev. Jim Lewis, who serves as Lawrence’s canon to the ordinary, said in the group’s press release that its is seeking “to protect more than $500 million in real property, including churches, rectories and other buildings that South Carolinians built, paid for, maintained and expanded – and in some cases died to protect – without any support from the Episcopal Church.”Many of the parishes are among the oldest operating churches in the nation and predate the establishment of the Episcopal Church, he said. “We want to protect these properties from a blatant land grab.”According to Canon 1.7.4, enacted by General Convention in 1979 and known as the “Dennis Canon,” a parish holds its property in trust for the diocese and the Episcopal Church.A fact sheet on the Episcopal Church’s website notes: “Dioceses cannot leave the Episcopal Church. While some clergy and individuals may choose to leave, congregations and property remain in the diocese to be used for the mission of the Episcopal Church.”Lawrence wrote on Jan. 4 that “we are saddened that we feel it necessary to ask a court to protect our property rights, but recent actions compelled us to take this action.”Lawrence said those actions include calling a convention to elect new leadership for the diocese, designing a website using the diocesan seal and “producing material that invokes the name and identity of the Diocese of South Carolina.”That convention, set for Jan. 26, is meant for the remaining Episcopalians in the diocese to elect a bishop provisional and choose people to fill other diocesan offices made vacant by Lawrence’s actions.The continuing Diocese of South Carolina needs a new episcopal leader because Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said Dec. 5 that Mark Lawrence had renounced his orders. She and her Council of Advice agreed that, in a Nov. 17 speech to a special diocesan convention, Lawrence said the diocese had left the Episcopal Church a month earlier on Oct. 17 when she restricted his ministry after the church’s Disciplinary Board for Bishops had certified to her that he had abandoned the Episcopal Church “by an open renunciation of the discipline of the church.”The day the board’s decision was announced, the diocesan Standing Committee said that the action “triggered two pre-existing corporate resolutions of the diocese, which simultaneously disaffiliated the diocese from the Episcopal Church and called a special convention.”Lawrence asked for and received affirmation from those at the Nov. 17 gathering of that departure.It appears that, nine days before that gathering, Lawrence and other leaders submitted four applications to trademark various versions of the name of the diocese, according to a listing here.In his Jan. 4 letter, Lawrence claimed that 22,244 of the 30,000 Episcopalians in the diocese’s 71 congregations chose to follow his leadership while 5,300 wanted to remain in the Episcopal Church and another 1,900 were “undecided.” However, the group called South Carolina Episcopalians said on its website that “in fact, no such survey has taken place.”“Records show that only half of the parishes and missions in the diocese have formally indicated they want to join Lawrence, and only one-third of the canonically resident clergy have publicly declared their intent to do so,” the group said.A full-page advertisement that ran Nov. 25 in The State newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina, contained one list of clergy that backed Lawrence.Lawrence and those he leads say that he is still the bishop of the Diocese of South Carolina. He said in his Jan. 4 letter that “while the diocese has disassociated from the Episcopal Church, it remains a part of the Anglican Communion.”This is similar to a claim he made during his address to the Nov. 17 convention when he said that “for now and the foreseeable future, having withdrawn from our association with TEC, we remain an extra-provincial diocese within the larger Anglican Communion.”Such a designation requires action by the Anglican Consultative Council, which concluded a 12-day meeting in Auckland, New Zealand, on Nov. 7. No action on South Carolina was taken during that meeting, and the council will not meet again until May 2016.Meanwhile, Lawrence and his followers have touted a letter to Lawrence from a group of Anglican Communion leaders from the Global South saying, “We recognize your episcopal orders and your legitimate episcopal oversight of the Diocese of South Carolina within the Anglican Communion.”A lengthy rationale for the suit, “Stewardship of the Gsopel — Stewardship of the Diocese,” is posted here.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Paul Spengler says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Scott Turner says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Chris Walchesky says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL January 17, 2013 at 8:47 am “TEC’s strategy”? And what would that strategy be? It is the PECDSC that broke away from TEC and then filed suit in court against TEC. The truth is that time and again, all around the country, courts have affirmed that TEC is an hierarchical institution entitled to manage its own structure. The one and only exception to this was All Saints Waccamaw, the local parish that after 10 years won its case (ironically against PECDSC). Now PECDSC is basing all of its hopes on this one case. We shall see. Anyway, whoever loses in Dorchester County is certain to appeal. I suspect that is the real motive behind this suit is for the Lawrenceites to delay as long as possible what they know is inevitable, that TEC will wind up winning here as it has nearly everywhere else. January 7, 2013 at 7:50 pm Surely this all could have been avoided. How are we truly an ‘inclusive’ church if we cannott tolerate the few conservatives that have not already left us. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Doug Desper says: Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Scott Turner says: David Yarbrough says: 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC walter combs says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC Contingent that broke from Diocese of South Carolina files suit Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY January 23, 2013 at 11:35 pm The S.C. courts just issued a temporary restraining order favoring Bishop Lawrence and The Diocese of South Carolina. TEC has not fared well in S.C. courts so far. Time will tell. Scott Turner says: Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Doug Desper says: January 18, 2013 at 12:22 pm In answer to Mr. Turner’s comments, my only question is simply WHAT give and take? WHAT engagement? Having a dialogue with its conservative members concerning issues of the day, be it same sex marriage, immigration, the environment, or what have you, has always been low on TEC’s list of priorities. This isn’t about wanting or choosing schism and it’s not about conservatives wanting to be the majority in the Episcopal Church. That’s never going to happen even if we wanted it to. This is about having our opinions and concerns looked at and considered with the same amount of seriousness as those of progressives. I’m all for the democratic process, but when you have a church where progressive membership outnumbers conservative membership 10 to 1, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out who’s going to benifit from those democratic processes. I have witnessed too many examples of where liberal activism has taken the place of the Gospel in many a sermon preached on a Sunday. Indeed, there have been times when I felt more like I was attending a DNC fundraiser than a Christian church service. Ther have been times when I have considered becoming a Catholic. There’s just one problem – I don’t want to be a Catholic. I love the Anglican form of worship. I love the Book of Common Prayer. All I ask is that this church consider conservative opinions and viewpoints as legitimate as those of our progressive brothers and sisters. If that’s not possible, then allow parishes where the majority wishes to leave, to leave. Let the diocese offer a fair price for the purchase of the property and if they can pay it, wish them God’s apeed. That is the Christian way of doing it – NOT taking them to court the way our present PB, our “lady of litigation” has as her policy.
ArchDaily CopyHouses•Costa Rica Costa Rica “COPY” “COPY” Photographs: Andres Garcia LachnerText description provided by the architects. CONCEPT Casa Mecano function as an organism composed by a structure, skin and a mechanism that adapts the its environment. The project maximize the use of passive design strategies through biocli matic architecture in sinergy with the integration of a Building Management System that operate the glazingvents in order to achieve the thermal comfort levels, adequate for the tropical environment. Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerAt the same time, the team designed a manual system that allows the client to change the in clination of a sail, with the goal of controlling the direct sunlight projected inside the house. The project maximize function in the smallests pace possible, reducing the footprint and allowing the minimum use of construction materials. Save this picture!© Andres Garcia Lachner1. SITE a. It is located at the top of a hill, where the natural ventilation and theviews are taken into advantage b. The total footprint is a 5.3% of the total plot allowing the habit atres toration and permeability c. The natural to pography was previouslydeveloped, so the project team took advantage of the property characteristics to control thee rosionduring the construction process Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerCLIMATE 3. ENERGY a. The design team assembled a basic layout to reduce the size of the project, and the amount of area that need silumination and construction materials b. The project includes a gas system for kitchen, BBQ Dryer and a Solar Water Heater, install edon the roof in order to reduce the energy bill c. Lighting design include a minimum amount of lighting fixtures and the use of energy efficient lighting. The BMS helps to control the amount of light in the different ambiences within the spaces Save this picture!© Andres Garcia Lachner4. WATER a. The amount of rain in theareais406 (mm Hg), this way the rain water is harvested in a 10m3 tank which is used for irrigation b. Permeable surfaces in the project hard scape and natural landscape, help water absorption back in the soil 5. MATERIALS a. The main project goal is to minimize the amount of construction materials needed b. The steel structural system is modular, allowing the reduction of construction debris c. The roof panels allow the reduction of roof supports as they have a great structural capacity d. The materials chosen are low maintenance Save this picture!© Andres Garcia Lachner6. ENVIRONMENT a. Use of low emitting products b. Thermal comfort acheived with the use of passive strategies c. Natural ventilation d. Natural ilumination e. Interior / Exterior integration f. Adequate internal accoustics Save this picture!© Andres Garcia Lachner7. TECHNOLOGY a. The project maximize the use of passive design strategies through bio climatic architecture in sinergy with the integration of a Building Management System that operate the glazingvents in order to achieve the thermal confort levels, adequate for the tropical environment. At the same time, the team designed a manual system that allows the client to change the inclination of a sail, with the goal of controlling the direct sunlight projected inside the house, achieving good sinergy between design and technology 8. INNOVATION a. The use of low cost technology is inside the project requirements that is why mechanisms are specially designed and built, allowing the movement of sails to respond to the natural climate and adapt as a living organism 9. PROCESS a. The design process represents the opportunity to evaluate, prevent and improve the concepts and strategies applied to the house design b. The local communities are taken into consideration since the beggining of the project in order to use the regional resources and reinforce their isolated economies.Project gallerySee allShow lessNantong Sports Center Winning Proposal / HennArticlesGlass Farm / MVRDVArticles Share Architects: Juan Robles Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Mecano House / Juan Robles CopyAbout this officeJuan RoblesOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesCosta RicaPublished on March 27, 2012Cite: “Mecano House / Juan Robles” 27 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information LebanonMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists January 14, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the increasingly frequent violence against journalists by the Lebanese security forces. According to the Samir Kassir Foundation, a Lebanese NGO, at least 14 journalists were injured, many of them by police and soldiers, while covering angry anti-government protests in Beirut on 8 August. News August 10, 2020 At least 14 journalists injured while covering Beirut protests Follow the news on Lebanon The injured journalists included LBC TV reporter Edmond Sassine, who was struck on the head by a stone thrown during clashes between protesters and security forces on Riad Al-Solh Square, and MTV journalist Fadi Skaff, whose head was hit by a stone near the parliament building.This latest wave of protests was triggered by a massive explosion in a warehouse in Beirut’s port on 4 August.The media victims reported on 8 August included freelancer Makram Halabi, who was hospitalized after being hit in the leg by rubber bullets, and Alexandre Khachachou, a reporter for the Annahar daily newspaper, who was badly beaten by members of the Amal Movement. His attackers also seized his equipment.Rita Kabalan, a photojournalist who was filming the protests, managed to record the moment when a soldier chased her and deliberately hit her with his rifle as she was fleeing along with many protesters.“The attacks against journalists are growing in Lebanon,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “It is very disturbing to see the security forces target journalists who are reporting from within the ranks of the demonstrators. Attacks of this kind, which are increasing in frequency, must be stopped as a matter of the utmost urgency.” Aside from the journalists with injuries that needed hospitalization, reporters found it very hard to work because of all the teargas fired by the security forces.Many journalists have been the victims of attacks by both security forces and demonstrators ever since a wave of anti-government protests began in Lebanon in October. Lebanon is ranked 102nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index, one place lower than in 2019. News to go further November 11, 2020 Find out more February 4, 2021 Find out more Lebanese journalist found shot dead in car Lebanon : Violence against reporters becoming more frequent in Lebanon LebanonMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists News News Organisation