Rugby’s Greatest: Kieran Read

first_img All Black Sean Fitzpatrick epitomised the rugged hardness… Rugby’s Greatest: Richie McCaw Major teams: Canterbury, CrusadersCountry: New Zealand
Test span: 2008-New Zealand caps: 122 Winners of the past two World Cups, the… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS That Scottish assignment came wearing six too, but by the end of 2009 he was entrenched as Graham Henry’s first-choice No 8. Accolades continued with a late try to clinch a 23-22 victory over Australia the next season, sealing the Tri-Nations title and a New Zealand Player of the Year gong.Global glory at the 2011 World Cup foreshadowed a phenomenal 2013. In June of that year, captaining his country in the absence of Richie McCaw, Read oversaw a 30-0 defeat of France in what was his 50th and New Zealand’s 500th Test. The year would end with 14 consecutive wins for the All Blacks. Their talisman featured in 13, contributing six tries. He was runaway IRB Player of the Year. He was also fundamental to the All Blacks’ successive World Cup triumph in 2015.As for the respect of fellow greats, Lawrence Dallaglio once heralded him “better than Buck Shelford and Zinzan Brooke”. There is no higher praise. New Zealand Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Rugby’s Greatest: Sean Fitzpatrick TAGS: The Greatest Players All Black Richie McCaw is the greatest openside…center_img Kieran Read of New Zealand Expand New Zealand Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Rugby’s Greatest: Kieran ReadDeath, taxes and Kieran Read unpicking defences in the 15-metre channel – these are three inevitabilities in this world.Athleticism and on-field intelligence brought Read an All Blacks debut at Murrayfield in 2008, two months after his 23rd birthday. Only two years previously, he had made a provincial bow for Canterbury.Growing up on New Zealand’s North Island before pursuing rugby opportunities across the Cook Strait, Read starred for Karaka Cricket Club close to Auckland. By 16, he was an age-group international batsman.The oval ball won out though, and he became a regular in the Crusaders Super Rugby outfit. Starting the victorious 2008 decider against the Waratahs at blindside flanker, Read won a place on the end-of-season tour and has not looked back. Rugby’s Greatest: Sean Fitzpatrick Rugby’s Greatest: Richie McCaw Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features.Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Collapse Expandlast_img read more

RIP: Diane M. Porter, former church-wide staff executive

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME RIP: Diane M. Porter, former church-wide staff executive The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Mar 29, 2019 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET [Episcopal News Service] A memorial service will be held May 25 for Diane M. Porter, who served on the church-wide staff of The Episcopal Church from 1988 until 1997.Porter died March 21. The service is set for 11 a.m. at Grace Church inBrooklyn Heights, New York.She held a number of positions in government before joining the church-wide staff in January 1988, serving as deputy for public ministries. Porter became senior executive for program in September 1992 and served in that capacity until March 1997.Then-Presiding Bishop Edmond Browning said at the time that Porter would continue to represent The Episcopal Church on the board of the National Council of Churches and on the Seminary Consortium on Urban Pastoral Education as a link to the Office of the Presiding Bishop. He also expressed his gratitude for Porter’s leadership and said he hoped that she would “continue to labor in the vineyard with the same concern and commitment to justice.”During her time at the Episcopal Church Center, Porter also served as the head of the Office of Advocacy, Witness, and Justice Ministries and was the staff member assigned to the Commission on Racism. In 1991, a racism audit was conducted during the second day of the 70th meeting of General Convention, which found that the church was not paying adequate attention to the problem of racism — at least in the eyes of those surveyed.“I call it an institutional CAT scan that we can use to see where we are at this particular point in the church,” she said at the time. The question format, said Porter, was intended to elicit the personal experiences and attitudes of the bishops and deputies toward racism. Combatting institutional racism requires personal intervention, she added. “We have a lot of perceptions,” Porter said, “but we don’t have actual facts.”While the methodology of the audit was criticized by some, the results were “gratifying,” Porter said. The outcome “portends an openness to change and a willingness to engage this issue seriously.” It also shows “that the church is ready to get on with being an inclusive community,” she said.Porter continued to advocate for the church to confront its racism, saying in 1994 that “every day there’s reason to hope.” Anti-racism work “goes in fits and starts, but it keeps going,” she said.Porter also served as the first lay canon to the ordinary to the bishop of Long Island, when the Rt. Rev. Orris G. Walker held the see. Her volunteer activities on behalf of the diocese included: Executive and Standing Committees, Archdeaconry of Brooklyn, Standing Committee, trustee of the Estate of the Diocese of Long Island, Mercer School, Episcopal Charities, chair of the Select Commission on Diocesan Structure, Provincial Synod and General Convention, chair of the Mercer Scholarship Fund, and member of the Cathedral Chapter, according to the Union of Black Episcopalians, which honored here in 2018 with the Mattie Hopkins Honor Award. She also was the chairperson of the Interfaith Medical Center Foundation in Brooklyn, New York. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Tampa, FLlast_img read more

Maruma House / Fernanda Canales

first_img Maruma House / Fernanda Canales Save this picture!+ 35 Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects CopyHouses•Mexico City, Mexico Maruma House / Fernanda CanalesSave this projectSaveMaruma House / Fernanda Canales ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2011 Architects: Fernanda Canales Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img “COPY” © Sandra Pereznieto Save this picture!Located in a residential area in the central part of Mexico City, the house becomes an exercise to achieve simultaneously openness and privacy. How is it possible to accomplish spaciousness while surrounded by massive houses on adjacent sites? How is it possible to achieve spatial flexibility under a program based on divided and isolated spaces? With a system of overlapping boxes the project takes shape allowing the fluidity of space achieved by adding up and connecting different spaces (boxes) and, in other cases, leaving the boxed as independent and closed elements.Save this picture!© Sandra Pereznieto By continuing the linear shape of the plot, the project takes shape as an elongated and elevated body sitting over a transparent volume which opens up onto the garden on the ground level which, in turn, separates the house from the limits of the site thus emphasizing the independency in relation to the adjacent houses. Another rectangular volume is placed on the second level and continues the play of overlapped boxes, opening up by means of terraces to both of its sides. Save this picture!© Sandra Pereznieto The house, characterised by the use of natural light, is aligned slightly to its northern limit in order to generate a garden and greater openings to the South to take advantage of the daylight. On the shortest sides of the site, the front and the back side of the house are solid faces, while the house opens to both of its longitudinal sides. With the idea to create wide-open spaces and take advantage of the orientations, the ground floor is designed as the most public space, made up by a rectangular volume, with gardens at both of its sides, allowing a flexible space which can be opened entirely to the exterior. Save this picture!A smaller box –which houses the access, a small living room, the kitchen and a roofed terrace- intersects the transparent volume and holds the rest of the house which seems to float above. The service areas are placed in the basement plan trying to free as much space for the garden as possible. The volume that contains the living room and the main entrance is a compact box that holds a green terrace on top which, along with a series of balconies for each bedroom, tries to set apart the most from the neighbour. Save this picture!© Sandra Pereznieto The first level, destined to bedrooms and a family room, is designed as an elongated and transparent body at both of its long faces, interrupted only by three small solid boxes which house bathrooms and closets. By alternating the balconies of the bedrooms with these concrete boxes, the play between solids and voids that characterises the project is accentuated. Save this picture!© Sandra Pereznieto The piece that connects all the different spaces is a large wooden bookshelf which holds the central staircase and goes all the way from the basement to the top floor. The stairs, with the bookshelf on one of its sides, generate a wall-furniture which starts at the access door and goes through the living room until it bends and elevates to the next level turning into a first floor living room furniture and then on a bookshelf at the top of the house. This three-story tall bookshelf unfolds into the basement as a wine cellar, generating a wooden body which on every level has varying openings depending on the usage or program of each space. Save this picture!© Sandra Pereznieto Towards the street, the house is seen as an anonymous volume. This external solidity is interrupted at the interior with a small patio in the area near the main access that connects with the living room and garden. By means of the overlapping of solids and voids the house is perceived to have larger spaces allowing the landscape to blend into its interior as well as extending the house outwards. Save this picture!section01Project gallerySee allShow less’Santiago Calatrava: The Quest for Movement’ ExhibitionArticlesCLIC Headquarters / WILCOTER ArchitectsArticles Share Year:  ArchDaily “COPY” Area:  500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeFernanda CanalesOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMexico CityHousesMexicoPublished on July 02, 2012Cite: “Maruma House / Fernanda Canales” 02 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Tadao Ando Designs Luxury Residential Building in New York

first_img “COPY” ArchDaily “COPY” Tadao Ando Designs Luxury Residential Building in New YorkSave this articleSaveTadao Ando Designs Luxury Residential Building in New York ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyTadao Ando has unveiled designs of his latest project, a 7 story luxury residential project in Manhattan. The building at 152 Elizabeth Street is Ando’s first in New York, and includes his signature design features of simple cubic forms, polished in-situ concrete and curtain glass.More on 152 Elizabeth Street after the breakSave this picture!View from the 152 Elizabeth Street Penthouse rooftop, reflection pool. Image © Tadao AndoThe building will include 8 luxury apartments ranging between 1,900 to 5,000 square feet each, and will also feature a large roof terrace with a reflection pool. The interiors of the building will be designed by New York-based firm Gabellini Sheppard Associates.Save this picture!Drawing of 152 Elizabeth Street by Tadao Ando. Image © Tadao AndoAmit Khurana, Founding Partner of the project’s developer Sumaida + Khurana, stated: “Our collaboration with Tadao Ando and Michael Gabellini on 152 Elizabeth Street demonstrates our vision to elevate residential living, while thoughtfully and profoundly improving upon the built environment.”Construction is intended to begin in the coming months, with completion scheduled for 2016.Wooden House CM / Bruno Vanbesien + Christophe MeersmanSelected ProjectsPepiguari House / Brasil ArquiteturaSelected Projects Share Tadao Ando Designs Luxury Residential Building in New York Architecture News Save this picture!Rendering of 152 Elizabeth Street, developed by Sumaida + Khurana. Image © Tadao AndoWritten by Rory StottJune 19, 2014 Share CopyAbout this authorRory StottAuthorFollow#TagsNewsArchitecture NewsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsTadao AndoManhattanNew York CityGabellini Sheppard AssociatesCite: Rory Stott. “Tadao Ando Designs Luxury Residential Building in New York” 19 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Please enable JavaScript to view thecomments powered by Disqus.Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Studio SDS / Graux & Baeyens Architects

first_img “COPY” Save this picture!© Jeroen Verrecht+ 14Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs:  Jeroen Verrecht Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Belgium Studio SDS / Graux & Baeyens Architects Projects Studio SDS / Graux & Baeyens ArchitectsSave this projectSaveStudio SDS / Graux & Baeyens Architects Photographs Year:  Architects: Graux & Baeyens Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2018 Workshop Products used in this ProjectSoftware / CoursesAutodeskAutoCAD LT 2D Design SoftwareClients:artist Stief DesmetCity:DeinzeCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jeroen VerrechtText description provided by the architects. The project involves the Belgian artist Stief Desmet’s painting and sculpting studio. On the street side you will find the family home, flanked on the left by a narrow brick garage. On the right side there is a lower studio and studio that no longer meets the expectations of the artist who creates ever larger sculptures. The site is characterized by organically grown buildings that vary greatly in terms of materials and finish. The new atelier consists of a primarily double-height brick volume, partly embraced by lower secondary buildings.Save this picture!© Jeroen VerrechtThe primary volume has a symmetrical floor plan that aspires peace and serenity. The sober but brutal materialization supports the function that it includes. Both narrow vertical gate doors vary in width and give the opportunity to realize large sculptures. The corner window forms a place within a place that is a resting point within the large space. The study area is located at the back with a view of the vast nature.Save this picture!© Jeroen VerrechtSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Jeroen VerrechtTogether with the other buildings, a congruent story has been managed in which the whole has a reinforcing effect on the components. The use of materials seeks connection to the main house, the adjacent stables and brooks without falling into copying. The sloping location allows an inner court to be formed without closing off from the natural garden behind it.Save this picture!© Jeroen VerrechtProject gallerySee allShow lessDocumentary Film Explores How Architects Can Help Reform the Criminal Justice SystemArticlesRockwell Group’s LAB Creates a “Lawn” for the National Building MuseumArchitecture News Share “COPY” Area:  130 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyWorkshop, Houses•Deinze, Belgium Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Custom made, cast in place, Padouk Products translation missing: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeGraux & Baeyens ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsIndustrial ArchitectureWorkshopResidential ArchitectureHousesDeinzeBelgiumPublished on July 11, 2019Cite: “Studio SDS / Graux & Baeyens Architects” 11 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?SDS工作室 / Graux & Baeyens Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

New London-based vacancy added

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 January 2002 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. The latest vacancy added to UK Fundraising’s jobs page is for a grants fundraising manager for a national learning disability charity based in London.The latest vacancy added to UK Fundraising’s jobs page is for a grants fundraising manager for a national learning disability charity based in London. Subscribers to our free fortnightly e-mail newsletter UK Fundraising News today received details of another vacancy, again based in London, for a programme funding manager.Visit UK Fundraising’s jobs page and find out how to subscribe to UK Fundraising News. Advertisement New London-based vacancy added  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

NHS Smokefree campaign teams up with

first_img The NHS Smokefree campaign has teamed up with Justgiving to launch the UK’s first national sponsored quit attempt. Would-be-quitters can attempt to give up smoking while raising money online for a charity of their choice.The campaign, which launches today, encourages smokers to commit to a date by which they will have quit cigarettes. By committing to this date, the smoker needs to have smoked their last cigarette at least one month before their chosen day.They then choose a charity from one of Justgiving’s 2,000 member organisations for which to raise money. They can then make their own personalised webpage where friends and family can go to sponsor them as they beat their habits for good. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Events Howard Lake | 20 November 2006 | News NHS Smokefree campaign teams up with Justgiving.comcenter_img Family, friends and colleagues of the quitter can then visit their personalised sponsorship page and sponsor the quitter to successfully beat the cigarettes. Quitters also have the option to pledge to match the amount of money raised by the sponsors if the quit attempt is unsuccessful. The new website provides quitters with information about the free support and advice available through the NHS Smoking Helpline (0800 169 0 169) and the local NHS Stop Smoking Services. Smokers can either choose to give up and raise money for a charity of their choice individually or in a group e.g. smokers could team up with their friends or with colleagues at work and give up together. Anne-Marie Huby, Justgiving’s Managing Director, said: “This is a really exciting initiative for both the smokers taking part and our member charities. The quitters get all the health benefits that come with giving up smoking and the charities receive the money raised from their efforts. By being able to see the support of friends and family, we hope that the quitters are inspired to successfully give up and raise money for a good cause in the process.”  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Arthr launches to help arthritis sufferers & generate additional revenue for charity

first_img Melanie May | 29 October 2020 | News “In the creation of Arthr, we have built up a passionate community; an ecosystem of stakeholders that includes retailers, users, healthcare professionals, volunteer groups and Arthr ChangeMakers all with a vested interest and common purpose to move this market forward. Our single-minded mission is to deliver value to people with arthritis through a new approach to retail and design.” Arthr launches to help arthritis sufferers & generate additional revenue for charity AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via  136 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Arthr held a virtual launch event on 12 October, showcasing its range of arthritis products, with some already available via the Arthr site, as well as Amazon, Ideal World Shopping and eBay. They include the Arthr Car Door Mate, which makes it easier for arthritis sufferers to get in and out of their vehicles by keeping the car door open so it can be used to hold on to reliably, and the Toilet Riser (main image), which increases the height of the toilet making it easier to sit down on and get up from.Charlotte Guiver, Chair of Arthr and Director of Income at Versus Arthritis, said:“With charities struggling through the pandemic, we are very proud of this innovative partnership which will enable Versus Arthritis to continue our fight against a condition which is often hidden and not fully understood. More importantly, it will address a much-needed gap in the market to provide products that help improve and normalise arthritis.”Arthr is also inviting more people with arthritis to get involved with its ChangeMaker Community, which collaborate with it on co-creating new product ideas with its design teams, review and test new products, participate in market research and get involved in promotional activities and telling their story to the wider arthritis community.Bobby Watkins, Managing Director of Arthr, added: Advertisement Tagged with: fundraising products social enterprise Social venture Arthr and charity Versus Arthritis have teamed up to create and champion well-designed products that improve everyday life for people with arthritis – and provide an alternative revenue stream for the charity.All of Arthr’s profits are reinvested back into the services, support and research of Versus Arthritis and into creating more new products for people with arthritis.Arthr’s team of product designers is led by ex-LEGO designer Adam Vaughan and develops products that are functional tools but look good too. Arthr collaborates, co-creates and tests the products with people who have a first-hand understanding of the day-to-day tasks that are challenging due to arthritis, such as getting out of a car or lowering themselves down to the height of a conventional toilet.last_img read more

Salute to Yuri Kochiyama

first_imgYuri KochiyamaWith raw courage on one hand, and a comrade’s love in the other, she rushed onto the stage, literally, before the gun smoke had cleared, and cradled the head of “Our Shining Black Prince,” as he lay dying at the Audubon Ballroom, that fateful Sunday afternoon of Feb. 21, 1965. Urgently, she pleaded with her comrade and friend Malcolm X not to die, as she tried to comfort him. This heroic gesture was captured in the photo that appeared in Life magazine and once in the hardcover edition of Malcolm’s autobiography.The oppressive state had finally succeeded in carrying out its cowardly plan, beyond contempt, that had been years in the making. A body of work out there underscores the fact that this “executive action” was government created.Never a headline grabber, Yuri Nakahara Kochiyama has spent more than 50 years in the trenches, fighting on the illustrious side of human decency and liberation. These roots run deep and include fraternal connections to Workers World Party. And I’m sure editor Deirdre Griswold can share some awesome anecdotes about this with today’s cadre.It is important to note that Yuri Kochiyama is of Japanese ancestry. She was born May 19, 1921, sharing a birth anniversary with the venerable Vietnamese revolutionary Ho Chi Minh and with Malcolm X, among notable others. Her numerous admirers always mention this fact with unrestrained pride. And rightly so. She is historically linked to both giants.During World War II, the anti-Japanese internment laws led to Yuri Kochiama’s family being forced from California to a concentration camp in Hattiesburg, Ala. Child at right is one of many relocated to an internment camp.Her legendary activism spans a multitude of countries, too numerous to mention here; they include countless progressive movements and remarkable personalities. Folks still sing her praise. She is an exemplary participant in the People’s History.Some of her signature works include supporting political prisoners like Assata Shakur, now refuged in Cuba; Black Panther Safiya Bukhari; Native leader Leonard Peltier; Lolita Lebron of the Five Puerto Rican Nationalists; David Wong; Herman Ferguson; the NY Panther 21; and, of course, Mumia Abu-Jamal.During World War II, the anti-Japanese internment laws led to her family being rounded up in California and sent to a concentration camp in Hattiesburg, Ala. This experience further fed her developing political education about “real” life in these United States. Her sympathy and bond with the oppressed was strengthened by her desire to combat the racism and gross unfairness that her family and people faced with internment.She was well-regarded by the late Amiri Baraka and his family, and she supported the Black Arts Movement back in the 1960s. As quiet as it’s kept, before moving to Harlem, she and her family lived in the same apartment building as jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk and his spouse, Nellie Smith Monk.Yuri Kochiyama’s life is best recorded in two great works: “Passing It On,” an autobiography, and “Heartbeat of Struggle,” by Diane Fujino, both published by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press in 2004, and both “must reads.” Yuri Kochiyama, now over 90 and living in California, is more than worthy of prolonged applause. All of us would do well to embrace her outstanding, internationalist example.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Egyptian journalist shot dead during night curfew

first_img Follow the news on Egypt January 22, 2021 Find out more News Organisation February 6, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is saddened to learn that Tamer Abdel Raouf, the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram’s regional bureau chief, was shot dead last night at an army checkpoint in Damanhur, in the northern governorate of Beheira.Raouf was fatally hit in the head when soldiers opened fire on his car, while Hamed Al-Barbari, a reporter for the Egyptian daily Al-Gomhuria who was travelling with him, sustained hand and leg injuries. Barbari was hospitalized in Damanhur and has undergone an operation.The shooting took place as Raouf and Barbari were returning to their homes in the town of Kafr Al-Dawwar after they and many other journalists attended a meeting with Beheira’s governor. The Union of Journalists quoted Barbari as saying that, as they approached the military checkpoint, they decided to take a different route and that the soldiers opened fire as they were turning round.The army gave a completely different version of the shooting. In a statement released today, armed forces spokesman Ahmed Mohamed Ali said soldiers fired on the car after the two journalists drove through the checkpoint at high speed ignoring calls to stop and warning shots.Reporters Without Borders calls for an independent and impartial investigation to determine the exact circumstances of Raouf’s death. It also urges the military authorities to respect the rules of the curfew currently in force, which exempts health professionals and journalists and allows them to move about freely at night.According to Union of Journalists member Khaled Al-Balchi, many journalists have complained that the armed forces are not respecting this exemption.Raouf is the fourth journalist to be killed in Egypt since 14 August, the day that the new authorities began using force to disperse the sit-ins being staged by deposed President Mohamed Morsi’s supporters. Help by sharing this information RSF_en August 20, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Egyptian journalist shot dead during night curfew EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Newscenter_img EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News News February 1, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts to go further Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison stafflast_img read more