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NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgNPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileNPF Microfinance Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for both serving and retired Officers and men and women employed by the Nigeria Police Force as well as the general banking public. The company is the leading microfinance institution in Nigeria and also offers loans, advances, money market products and financial advisory services to the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. The company has developed specialised products which includes Police After Service Account, Police Focal Account and IGP Premium Bond. Established in 1993, NPF Microfinance Bank Plc was granted its full license to operate as a Community Bank in 2002. It converted from its Community Bank status to a Microfinance Bank following a directive from the Central Bank of Nigeria. Its head office is in Obalende, Nigeria and its branch network extends to all the Police commands in the country. NPF Microfinance Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Video: Jeremiah Yang on how to renew the church’s compassion

first_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA Tags Rector Washington, DC Asia, Ethnic Ministries, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing 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 and Chaplain Eugene, OR Video: Jeremiah Yang on how to renew the church’s compassion This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Anglican Communion, Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Knoxville, TN center_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 2, 2015 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT [Episcopal News Service – Seoul, South Korea] The Rev. Jeremiah Yang, former president of the Sungkonghoe University in Seoul and a theologian, on Oct. 2 here called the Christian church back to a theology of mission based on the “compassionate relationship with suffering people.”Yang used the April 16, 2014 sinking of the MV Sewol ferry boat, which killed 304 passengers and crew, as an example for how he said the Christian church in South Korea had strayed from the gospel. The owner of the company that controlled the ferry boat was Yoo Byung-eun, who before his suspicious death in July 2014 also headed the Evangelical Baptist Church of Korea and had spent time in prison for diverting church money to his many businesses and to his personal life.Too much emphasis has been placed on a particularly Korean interpretation of the prosperity gospel, a theology that helped grow megachurches in South Korea, Yang said, but also was linked to the rapid industrialization of the country and its growing economy. The result has been a “collusion of a distorted Christian spirituality and greedy capitalism.”National Christian leaders beyond Yoo’s church, Yang said, were unsympathetic to the grief of the family members of those killed in the disaster, with one saying the students, who were poor, should not have taken such an expensive trip.Saying “we are not people who have solutions for all the problems” in the world and noting that after the ferry disaster “all the theological solutions that had been given to us were helpless,” Yang called for the church to renew its commitment to a ministry of presence with those who suffer. Empathy and the spirit of compassion grows out of that commitment, and they can transform individuals, the church, and the nation, he said.“In the end, the mission-shaped church is the hope that the church and individual lives should be radically transformed by the commitment to God’s mission beyond church boundaries,” he said.Yang’s presentation was part of Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries’ Sept. 30-Oct. 5 international consultation here. He spoke at the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Nicholas in downtown Seoul, the main venue for the gathering.Other ENS coverage of the gathering is here.The text of Yang’s speech follows.Mission Shaped Spirituality: The Spirituality of CompassionGreetings① I am very happy to see all of you here in this time and in this county. Your sister church, the Anglican Church of Korea is now commemorating the 125 years’ history of mission in this country, where the scars of colonialism and cold war are still very much on peoples’ heart.② Koreans have passed various hardships and sufferings. I believe that Koreans’ dream for peace and reconciliation has been tempered and schooled by the history full of ups and downs.③ I really hope you could have an opportunity to meet Koreans’ earnest wishes for peace and reconciliation during your stay in this country.Introduction① Today, I would like to speak about my theological and missionary reflection on spirituality.② My reflection about spirituality will be related with the issue of mission-shaped spirituality. Many of you have already heard about the concept of mission-shaped church. It is an effort to restore the missionary nature of Church. It is also a recognition that our commitment into the Mission of God will reform and reshape our church. The concept of mission-shaped spirituality is a new approach to spirituality, which is emerging with the concept of the mission-shaped church.③ My though on spirituality is not started from the history of theological thoughts or one of giant theologians.④ As many of you still remember, on April 16 last year, we have experienced the tragic disaster of a ferry boat sinking.⑤ The passenger boat called Sewol left Incheon port at 9:00 in the evening on the 15th of April last year, and was expected to arrive at Jeju island at noon next day.⑥ 476 passengers including 33 crews, 104 civilians and the 325 students and 14 teachers of one high-school were on board. Those students and teachers were going toward Jeju Island for their school trip.⑦ Next day morning 8:50, the ferry boat passing through a fast-flowing waterway among the islands in the Southwestern coast of Korea suddenly started to sink.⑧ At 8:58 in the morning, the ferry boat’s distress signal was received by Korea Maritime Police.⑨ From around 9:10 in the morning, Television News programs started to report about the disaster.⑩ At 10:30, the ferry boat suddenly started to topple down toward left hand side.⑪ Around 11:00 in the morning, the Sewol ferry is submerged under the surface of the water.⑫ 174 passengers were saved by the very slow and disordered rescue operation. But 304 passengers including 250 high school students suddenly disappeared under the surface. For more than two hours until the boat was eventually sunken to the bottom of the sea, some passengers and students who were inside the sinking ferry had exchanged text messages with their parents, families or friends. The urgent and pressing situation inside of the sinking ferry was known to their intimate friends and families. Those who watched television screen could imagine what was happening inside of the sinking ferry boat. They know that their families, relatives and their beloved children inside the ferry were still arrive even at the moment the ferry was eventually sunken under water.⑬ It was like a gruesome torture for those who could not do anything. It was two hours of self-reproach and agony even for those who are outside of the ferry.⑭ State systems for crisis control were absolutely paralyzed and helplessness. Parliament and politicians seemed to be busy in the calculation of political benefits.⑮ In a few days, people began to realize that the disaster was already anticipated. All the inspection systems were not applied for the Sewol ferry boat and her owner and her company. The owner and the company of the ferry were deeply connected with political powers. Furthermore, the owner was a well-known Christian, and his shipping company was established by a Christian sect called the Evangelical Baptist Church, which is a group belonging to the Holy Spirit Movement called Guwonpa. Of course the owner of the company was a top leader of that religious sect. This Guwonpa is a revival or Holy Spirit movement taking a critical stance against the old pentecostal movement which had ruled Korean evangelical churches since 1960.⑯ We were getting to realize that behind the disaster were all kinds of corruptions, briberies and cozy relationships between political and business powers and the religious group. Many theologians and sociologists in Korea have asserted that the teachings of Pentecostal Holy Spirit movement were deeply connected with the ideology of capitalism or with a greedy capitalist spirit. But the concern was not only a theoretical possibility. The Sewol ferry disaster showed us very clearly the fact that the revivalist movement group has been deeply connected with political and economic powers. It looked like to see a monster who had been grown up in the collusion of a distorted Christian spirituality and greedy capitalism.⑰ We have seen the true face of, so called, one plus two gospel, salvation plus health and prosperity gospel. This one plus two gospel is exactly connected with the spirit of the industrialization or modernization of Korea. If the industrialization or modernization was a national project, the one plus two gospel was the spirituality for individuals who had to survive in the capitalist market economy system. Of course, it is true that the one plus two gospel have contributed for church growth in Korea. It is a theology by which many Korean mega churches have been made. But the one plus two gospel represents a spirituality which has ruled our way of life during the period of rapid industrialization. The ferry disaster disclosed the naked face of one plus two gospel and demanded us to reflect critically our way of life continued for more than half century. Is it right or not to continue the way of life we have kept in the hope that industrialization could solve all the problems of our life?How did Korean Society and Churches Respond to the Disaster① Very sadly, Korean society and churches were helplessness even in the process after the disaster. From the beginning, government tried to mislead the nature of the disaster. For them it was not an event but an accident, an exceptional case which could not give any impact on the normal process of society. Therefore, the questions about the behind or causes of the disaster were unnecessary and dangerous for them. Although the disaster could be a temporal issue of safety or security, it should not be the fundamental issue of human relationships, social structures and our way of life. Therefore, the continued cries of those victims’ families were sometimes described as an uncivilized barbarian behavior.② Major Christian churches in this country were not only helpless but also very offensive against victims and their families. They did not do anything to prevent the suffering of Korean society. They did not lament and mourn with the victims’ families and friends. They had already lost the basic duty of a priestly community sent by God.③ The Easter Sunday of the year was just 4 days after the disaster. Most of major churches in the city of Seoul have celebrated Easter and preached usual Easter sermons. Against this situation of major churches, a theologian criticized that Korean churches had already lost “the ability of mourning and reflection.” He wrote, “it is the amnesia of mourning, the loss of the ability to mourn. It is the result of Korean churches’ long standing fault which have emphasized only the glory of resurrection and turned away their faces from the suffering of cross.”④ We know that there can be both inherited and cultivated abilities. We know that we can develop a particular ability through the repeated practices. If Christian churches have been in the repeated experiences of mourning, they would not be in silence and embarrassment. Very painfully, we have to confess that there was no church in the midst of the disaster. As time goes, many of mega church leaders had accompanied with those powerful peoples who blamed the victims’ families’ cry and resistance as barbarianism. The vice chair of the Christian Council of Korea, which is an ecumenical organization constituted of evangelical and conservative churches, said, “Why did such poor students go to Jeju island? There were many places which was neither expensive nor far away from their school.” The former chair of the National Church Council of Korea had preached that God sacrificed those students in order to save the county which was now sinking down. They are not only unsympathetic but also offensive to those victims and their families. In the situation where the whole nation felt sadness and empathy with the victims and their families, some of mega churches and their leaders had very actively supported the government to cover up the truth of the disaster. Furthermore, they did very aggressively criticized the victims and their families.⑤ For me, the ferry disaster looks like a kind of theological disaster. In such a tragic situation, we could not speak like the former chair of KNCC. Such an expression that God sacrificed those victims with a particular aim could be a theological statement on the theodicy of God. But I am sure it was another violence against those victims’ families who cry even now for the truth of the disaster, because it forces them not to search for the truth of the disaster but to accept the situation as an unavoidable destiny.⑥ The disaster made a situation in which all the theological explanations about God’s existence and power become useless. It seemed to be an experience of the absence of God. It reminded me of the Jesus disciples’ experience of the empty tomb. How can we talk about God in such a situation of absence?⑦ In the midst of disaster, what we could do was only the effort to feel together with those victims and their families. We just cried with them. Although they were not our families and friends, we could gradually get to recognize that my own individual life has been deeply connected with them in the lives, sufferings and struggles of those victims and their families. We just listened to their cries and cried with them. Except that, there was nothing we could do.⑧ Although we did not give up our thinking about God, we could not speak on God who exists over or outside the disaster situation. What shook us and awakened us was just the cries of the victims’ families and friends. Their cry looked like God’s invitation for us to the deeper and wider relationships with others and with God.⑨ Jesus himself went to the cross. On the cross, Jesus himself became the absence of God and the absence of God’s power. Furthermore, he became the people’s cry itself in his last words. “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” Here, we see the real depth of his mercy and his compassion to cry and feel together with peoples.⑩ However, he was not locked in the tomb. He went among peoples. The story of Jesus who in the end became the cry of people, now became their own stories.⑪ They had live and shared the memory of Jesus Christ on the cross. According to this example of Jesus, what we can do, in the face of the hardships and sufferings of peoples, is not to give a good explanation about God’s existence and power, but to listen to their voices and to feel together with them. If we can really feel together with them, we can share the story of Jesus Christ who himself became the cry of the weak and the victim.More reflections on lament, mourning and memory① I believe that we become a real human being in the relationship of listening and telling. If a person can be a real human being through the communication with others, we can understand that the suffering people’s cry is not only the strong desire to communicate with others about their suffering, but also a struggle to be a real human being.② God in the Bible is very sensitive to the cry of suffering people. Listening to the cry, God feels their desires to communicate and to be a real human being. When nobody tries to listen to them, God listens, feels together with them and responds to them.③ The oldest form of the Israeli confession of faith, which is written in the Book of Deuteronomy, shows us the image of the most merciful God. Let me read the verses, “26:6 When the Egyptians treated us harshly and afflicted us, by imposing hard labor on us, 26:7 we cried to the LORD, the God of our ancestors; the LORD heard our voice and saw our affliction, our toil, and our oppression. 26:8 The LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with a terrifying display of power, and with signs and wonders”④ This is God who are listening and responding to the cry of Israelis, and God who emphatically feels together with those suffering Israeli people.In the Bible, the words like mercy and compassion are the terms to describe God’s attribute of listening to the cry of suffering people and feeling together with them. The words were originated with the Hebrew word “rahum”(רָחַם). Biblical scholars explain that the Hebrew word “rahum” is a form developed from the noun form “rehem” which means “womb or uterus”. They think that the abstract words like mercy and compassion had been developed from the physical image of female womb.⑤ Through the womb, mother and the baby inside her womb feel everything together. Phyllis Trible wrote, “The womb protects and nourishes but does not possess and control. It yields its treasure in order that wholeness and well-being may happen. Truly, it is the way of compassion.” As mother feels together with baby, merciful and compassionate God feels together with the suffering and crying people, and protect them, and nourish them.⑥ Jesus also listened to the cry of suffering people and responded to them. When Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar of Jericho, cried out “have mercy on me”, while nobody wants to listen to him, but Jesus listened to him. When Jesus heard the cry of the father whose son was possessed by evil spirit, while most of peoples around didn’t want to listen to him, but Jesus listened and responded to the cry. When Jesus met ten lepers asking his mercy, he responded in the same way. Jesus was one who can most sensitively listen to and feel the cry of suffering peoples.⑦ The epistle to Romans shows us the Holy Spirit who is lamenting and groaning with us and with all the creatures. In Roman 8; 26, the Holy Spirit is described like this, “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.” The Holy Spirit is God who is listening, feeling and groaning with the suffering people and all the creatures. Creatures have not words to express, the sigh or groaning is only language to express their suffering. Those who are in the suffering and hardship are also groaning and crying, particularly in the situation that communication is stopped and the words are not enough to express their suffering. In that situation, the Holy Spirit is God who become their voices and prayers.⑧ When people experience a critical moment that the hardship of their life overwhelms all the possibilities of hope, they cry to heaven saying “have mercy on me.” On the borderline between the abyss of self-destruction and the hope of a new life, they cry for someone who can listen to their suffering and struggle. Our God is most sensitively responding to the cry.⑨ From the ferry boat disaster, we are now learning that the lamenting, crying and weeping with the weak or victims have a great power to make them move toward hope from desperation.⑩ Furthermore, I think, crying and feeling together with the victims and their families and friends seemed to have very important meanings for all. It was a process in which all of us did our best to remember the disaster. It is a process in which we all of us are making a common memory on the disaster. The stories of victims and their families were met with our own stories. All the stories have developed into a common story or memory. In the common story, the new meanings of life have been revealed for all the peoples who are related with the disaster. As we cry and feel together with victims and their families, we participate in the process of making a common memory. I believe this new and common memory about the disaster can be realized through the radical transformation of our way of life. Even in this moment, to remember the ferry disaster is with our decision to transform the old way of our life. When we understand compassion in the sense of crying and feeling together, the movement started from compassion is moving toward memory making and eventually to the transformation of our life and society. Therefore, the compassionate relationship with suffering peoples is the starting point of the process of transformation. The compassionate relationship with others is just a spirituality crying and feeling together with the weak and the victim.Spirituality is the human nature which takes after God① Let us move to mission. How to restore the missionary nature of church? We know this is a very urgent and important question.② One of responses to this question is the concept of mission shaped church.③ The mission shaped church comes from a critical reflection on a conventional attitude on mission, so called church shaped mission. It is a suggestion that we have to let our mission experiences make the new shape of church, in the same way as the first Christian churches had emerged from the missionary experiences in the changed circumstance.④ In the end, the mission shaped church is a hope that church and individual life should be radically transformed by the commitment into God’s mission beyond church boundary.⑤ I have tried to explain the process of the transformation. It is a process started from the compassionate relationship with the weak and the victim. First of all, as we follow the merciful and compassionate God, we have to live with the spirituality which we can crying and feeling together with those who are in the hardship of their life.⑥ Mission shaped church support the mission from the margin, not the mission toward the margin. We are not peoples who have solutions for all the problems taking place in the margin. In the Sewol ferry disaster, all the theological solutions which have been given to us were helpless. There was no way to meet and share together with the victims’ family in the given theological solutions. The only way to be with them was to cry and feel together with them. I believe this spirituality of compassion could make possible that we are transformed by the experience of mission.⑦ Finally, I would like to share what we have experienced a couple of weeks ago in this cathedral.⑧ On the 19th of September, on exactly same day that Japan’s parliament has passed 11 security bills that will allow the country’s Self-Defense Forces to fight alongside its allies even if Japan is not under attack, at Seoul plaza, we had a memorial service with the remains of 115 Koreans who were drafted by force during the Japanese occupation and died in the north end of Japan. Their remains have been excavated by the voluntary workers of both Korea and Japan. By the initiative of the civic groups of both countries, those remains eventually returned to Korea. There are still the remains of 3000 Koreans who are waiting to return to their home in Korea.⑨ The memorial service was celebrated in the very ecumenical setting. All the religious groups from Korea and mainly Buddhists from Japan have participated in the celebration.⑩ All the participants including a dancer and two vocalists did their best to hear the cries of those Koreans who had died in Japanese coal mines.⑪ The most impressive and moving speech was delivered by a Japanese Buddhist priest. He told us in a very calm voice, “The prime minister and parliament of Japan is now going to give guns to the hands of Japanese peoples. But what the young peoples in both Korea and Japan have to take in their hand is a spade to excavate the remains of the victims sacrificed by the state violence. The Japanese priest who have participated in the excavation project for more than twenty years told us, the excavation and the final travel of 115 Koreans from the northern end of Japan to Seoul Korea was a journey to hear the silenced cries of those victims.⑫ I felt that I had met a true priest, who could hear the voices silenced by state violence, who could really cry together with those Koreans who had died in Japanese coal mines. I am sure that I saw a good example of mission shaped spirituality. It was just the spirituality of compassion.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service.Editor’s note: This story was updated Oct. 12, 2015 at 10:50 a.m. EDT to add the text of the keynote address as provided by the presenter. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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House Off/Ramberg / Schjelderup Trondahl Architects AS

first_img “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/457292/house-off-ramberg-schjelderup-trondahl-architects-as Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/457292/house-off-ramberg-schjelderup-trondahl-architects-as Clipboard House Off/Ramberg / Schjelderup Trondahl Architects ASSave this projectSaveHouse Off/Ramberg / Schjelderup Trondahl Architects AS Photographs:  Jonas Adolfsen Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Rennebu Sag- og TrekulturConsultant:Håkon BergsrudConstructor:Larsen Bygg AS/Lars Arnulf FindenClient:Marius Ramberg, Merethe OffArchitect In Charge:Stian Schjelderup, Øystein Trondahl, Katrine SkavlanCity:HolmestrandCountry:NorwayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jonas AdolfsenText description provided by the architects. LocationThe city of Holmestrand is divided by a characteristic 120m vertical cliff, separating urban functions at the lower sea side from the housing estate on the upper level. Holmestrand is under constant transformation being a part of suburban Oslo and important for commuting and regional business. The Norwegian State Railways are currently building new tracks to the city with a new elevator shaft between upper and lower levels, thereby improving the connection further.Save this picture!© Jonas AdolfsenThe single family house is situated on the edge of this prominent cliff edge overlooking Holmestrand and the fjords. The site has a spectacular 180 degree view towards the sea to the east and an open cultural landscape to the west. The challenge in sites like this is usually to refine the views rather than exposing everything everywhere, switching between distant and close views, glimpses and different sources of light and reflections.Save this picture!© Jonas AdolfsenAdapting to siteThe house was planned merged with the terrain with the least possible intervention, based on extensive analysis of program, strict municipal regulation, landscape characteristics, views (both distant and close) and the vegetation/location. The site was measured down to 10cm accuracy allowing untouched terrain and existing trees to be planned right up next to the building.Save this picture!Situation PlanThe volume has a distinct duality with its compact, west façade facing towards the access road and the more extroverted and fragmented façade opening up to the great eastern view. The two main wings are bent 22 degrees relative to each other to adapt to the terrain and capture different views. Because of its complex form, cantilevered roofs, shifting facades and intersecting spaces the house offers a spacial experience, a number of different views and randomly occurring reflections.Save this picture!© Jonas AdolfsenHouse specificsThe ground floor body is made from site-typical colored tile stone diaphragm walls (two sided) and light concrete floors. The upper part of the house is a wooden box climbing and cantilevering over the heavy base. The walls, external ceilings and roofs are covered with burnt and brushed heartwood fir to make them maintenancefree for generations – a Norwegian style of the Japanese method Shou-Sugi-Ban. The patination process will continue. With time the soft parts of the surface will stay burnt and the harder winter grain will have become silvery gray resulting in a rough but refined expression.Save this picture!© Jonas AdolfsenThe interior wooden walls and ceilings are clad with white oiled poplar plywood boards and white ash floorboardsare used  introducing a light softness to the interior. The internal geometry represents necessary constructions for the cantilevered roofs in addition to defining spaces. Integrated furnishings are made on site from white fiber cement boards or bronze colored Glimmerdesign lacquered MDF depending on their placement and function. All windows and doors are made from massive oak.Save this picture!© Jonas AdolfsenProject gallerySee allShow lessOffices Tiensevest Leuven / Binst Architects + ARCHI+ISelected ProjectsCompetition Entry: Ruch Chorzów Football Stadium / Andrea Maffei ArchitectsAwarded Competition Share Architects: Schjelderup Trondahl Architects AS Area Area of this architecture project 2013 Area:  273 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographscenter_img Projects Year:  House Off/Ramberg / Schjelderup Trondahl Architects AS CopyHouses•Holmestrand, Norway Norway Houses Save this picture!© Jonas Adolfsen+ 26 Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSchjelderup Trondahl Architects ASOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHolmestrandNorwayPublished on December 13, 2013Cite: “House Off/Ramberg / Schjelderup Trondahl Architects AS” 13 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Castores House / Dieguez Fridman

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953839/castores-house-dieguez-fridman-arquitectos Clipboard Area:  650 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2014 Houses Tristán Diéguez, Axel Fridman, Pablo Roveran, Belén Gándara ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeDieguez FridmanOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTigreOn FacebookArgentinaPublished on December 27, 2020Cite: “Castores House / Dieguez Fridman” [Casa Castores / Dieguez Fridman] 27 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma “COPY” Castores House / Dieguez FridmanSave this projectSaveCastores House / Dieguez Fridman CopyHouses•Tigre, Argentina Lead Architects: center_img Year:  Structural Design:AHFSA / Alberto and Carolina FainsteinCity:TigreCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineText description provided by the architects. The project of this house in Tigre, in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, re-examines some of the traditional assumptions of suburban house projects, such as closed spaces and functions clearly separated in different levels.Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaThe design proposes a continuous sequence of spaces of different heights that lead from the more public areas of the house towards the bedrooms. In this sequence, a living area raised 1,4 meters over the ground level offers uninterrupted views of the lake next to the site. The library and working area is open to the living room and dining rooms below. The large veranda overlooking the lake is designed as a continuation of the multi-level interior.Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaSave this picture!Plan – Upper floorSave this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaSave this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaIt provides spaces to relax outdoor and to cook and share traditional asados (barbecues) with friends. The resulting feelings of spaciousness and luminosity bring together different functions of the house, as well as the views to the garden and the lake.Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaSave this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio PalmaProject gallerySee allShow lessLes Tiennes Marcel / Mohamed Omaïs & Olivia Gomes architectsSelected ProjectsNeblina House / FGMF ArquitetosSelected Projects Share Photographs Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma+ 17Curated by Clara Ott Share Argentina Architects: Dieguez Fridman Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953839/castores-house-dieguez-fridman-arquitectos Clipboard Castores House / Dieguez Fridmanlast_img read more

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David Rockefeller: The working-class truth

first_imgSharpeville massacre, South Africa, 1960.The capitalist media proclaimed billionaire banker David Rockefeller, who died March 20, to be a “great philanthropist.” None of the obituaries mentioned this rich monster croaked one day before the 57th anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre.At least 69 South Africans protesting the apartheid government’s pass laws were murdered by police on March 21, 1960, in Sharpeville Township. Capitalist investors, fearing a revolution, began pulling their money out.Already the vice chair of Chase Manhattan Bank, David Rockefeller came to apartheid’s rescue by arranging emergency loans. The “great philanthropist” gave apartheid rule another 30+ years.Rockefeller power also helped crush African freedom in the Democratic Republic of Congo. President Eisenhower ordered the assassination of Patrice Lumumba, the country’s democratically elected leader. (“King Leopold’s Ghost” by Adam Hochschild)Lumumba was overthrown on Sept. 14, 1960, less than three months after Congo’s independence. He was tortured and then shot on Jan. 17, 1961. His body was thrown in an acid vat owned by Union Minière, the Belgian mining giant that exploited Congo’s tremendous mineral wealth. The Rockefellers owned a chunk of Union Minière. (“The Assassination of Lumumba” by Ludo De Witte)Rockefeller diplomacyDavid Rockefeller was the last surviving grandchild of the world’s first billionaire, John D. Rockefeller. The family made its colossal fortune off the Standard Oil trust whose descendants include Exxon Mobil and Chevron.Big Oil runs the U.S. government, and the Pentagon is its protection agency. The U.S. dollar floats upon almost $1 trillion in world oil exports, nearly all traded in dollars. The Koch brothers can only dream of having Rockefeller power.The State Department has been virtually owned by the Rockefellers. Former Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Hughes fought for Rockefeller oil interests against Great Britain as Secretary of State in the early 1920s before being put on the Supreme Court as Chief Justice.John Foster Dulles was managing partner of the Rockefellers’ favorite law firm — Sullivan & Cromwell — before becoming Eisenhower’s Secretary of State during the Cold War. John’s brother Allen Dulles was the CIA director who put the Shah back in power as Iran’s dictator via the spy agency’s “Operation Ajax.”Dean Rusk was the Rockefeller Foundation’s president before promoting the Vietnam War as Secretary of State in the 1960s. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger transferred secret State Department files to the 6-square-mile Rockefeller estate in Westchester County during Watergate.So it’s no accident that Trump’s Secretary of State is the former CEO of ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson.Unmasking the mythsWhile David Rockefeller ran Chase Manhattan, nicknamed the “oil bank,” his older brother Nelson was governor of New York and later U.S. vice president. Nelson Rockefeller paved the way for imprisoning over 2 million poor people with his drug laws. His state police massacred the Attica prison inmates on Sept. 13, 1971.Massacres and museums are Rockefeller specialties. David Rockefeller was born in 1915, the same year Rockefeller gunmen killed five striking workers at the Standard Oil refinery in Bayonne, N.J.The year before, dozens of family members of coal miners striking against Rockefeller-owned Colorado Fuel and Iron were killed by National Guard and company thugs in the Ludlow Massacre.David Rockefeller grew up in the eight-story Rockefeller mansion in Manhattan. It was torn down to make way for the Museum of Modern Art sculpture garden, which was nurtured by David’s mother, Abigail Aldrich Rockefeller.Meanwhile. Nelson Rockefeller had Diego Rivera’s classic mural commissioned for Rockefeller Center destroyed in 1934 because it showed Marx, Engels and the leaders of the Russian Revolution.Yet John Birch Society members believe the Rockefellers are communists. The Museum of Modern Art naturally featured the great communist painter Pablo Picasso, whose painting of the fascist bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War was long displayed there.Actually the Rockefellers aren’t even liberal. David Rockefeller supported the reactionary Manhattan Institute that defends killings by police.Some bigots even claim the Rockefellers are Jewish, which isn’t true. John D. Rockefeller was a Baptist, and John D. Rockefeller Jr. founded New York’s Riverside Church.The Rockefellers are today the biggest name in New York area real estate. David Rockefeller called for constructing the World Trade Center back in 1948.The family’s Chase Manhattan merged with Morgan Guaranty to form J.P. Morgan Chase, the world’s most powerful bank with over $2 trillion in assets.All Rockefeller wealth is from the surplus value produced by workers all over the world. “Surplus value” is that part of the value produced by the working class that’s stolen by the boss class — commonly called profit.Founded with this surplus value, Rockefeller University is one of the largest medical research centers. But socialist Cuba has a lower infant mortality rate than capitalist United States, whose health care system is all about making profits.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Latest issue of opposition weekly censored

first_img to go further Help by sharing this information News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” November 12, 2019 Find out more July 16, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Latest issue of opposition weekly censored December 26, 2019 Find out more Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalistscenter_img Organisation News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa News News Follow the news on Tunisia Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemns the government’s use of its monopoly of newspaper and magazine distribution to block the sale of latest issue of the weekly Al-Maoukif, the mouthpiece of the opposition Progressive Democratic Party (PDP), at the main retail points in the capital.“The methods used to block distribution of Al-Maoukif are tantamount to censorship,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Such practices tend to recur in the run-up to elections, such as the presidential and legislative elections scheduled for this October, and belie the government’s claims to have created an open society.”The 12 July issue of Al-Maoukif has a front-page story about a physical attack on PDP leaders by members of the security staff of the ruling Democratic Constitutional Rally (RDC) in Al-Hichriya (in Sidi Bouzid province), 300 km south of the capital. One of the victims of the attack, PDP secretary-general Maya Jeribi, wrote an editorial for the issue headlined “I accuse the interior minister.”When the Reporters Without Borders Tunisia correspondent toured the capital’s newsstands on 13 July, he confirmed that none of them was selling the latest Al-Maoukif issue, which had a print-run of 8,000 copies. Al-Maoukif editor Rachid Khechana said blocking its sale was tantamount to a “clandestine confiscation” that was illegal because it had not been ordered by any court.In a 13 July press release, the government nonetheless claimed: “This issue has been distributed in the normal fashion and is on sale in newsstands like any other newspaper and magazine, including those published by all the opposition parties.”See the most recent Reporters Without Borders release on Al-Maoukif: http://www.rsf.org/Court-dismisses-cooking-oil.html November 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Council admits sending out threatening household charge letters in error

first_img Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – October 16, 2012 Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Facebook Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter Pinterestcenter_img News Google+ Google+ Previous articlePublic hearing into proposed Glenties wind farm underwayNext articleDonegal Deputy wants ‘successful’ JobBridge programme extended News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Council admits sending out threatening household charge letters in error Donegal County Council has admitted that a number of people across the county, who have already paid the Household Charge, have received a reminder letter that they may still be liable to pay.The Council says it is regrettable that this has happened and apologised for any inconvenience or stress caused with the blame seeming to lie with the Local Government Management Agency.Donegal County Council says the names and addresses identified as potentially not having paid the charge were as a result of a data matching exercise.This was carried out by the Local Government Management Agency on behalf of each Local Authority for each county and against the Property Registration Authority database.The council says It is now apparent that a number of people across County Donegal  who have already paid this charge have now received a reminder letter that they may be liable to pay.The council says that this is regrettable and it would like to apologise for any inconvenience or stress that this has caused any householder.Anyone who has paid the charge and who has received a letter should contact either the Local Government Management Agency or their local Public Service Centre. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published last_img read more

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Taoiseach confirms there is no money available for A5

first_img Google+ Twitter The Taoiseach has confirmed that the government’s commitment to co-funding the upgrade of the A5 between Derry and Aughnacloy is being deferred.The A5 is one of a list of capital projects that the government says cannot proceed over the next five years, and will be considered again by 2016.Earlier in the Dail, Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore promised a debate on the decision next week:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/egilm3pmA5.mp3[/podcast]At the launch of the capital programme review, Taoiseah Enda Kenny said the government cannot spend money it doesn’t have.Apart from the A5, the other projects to be deferred include Metro North, the Navan Rail Line and the next phase of the Western Rail Corridor.He says the projects will be revisited when money becomes available:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/kenny1pmA5.mp3[/podcast] Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Google+center_img Twitter Taoiseach confirms there is no money available for A5 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articleMan charged with dangerous driving causing the death of 8 peopleNext articleNorth’s First and Deputy First Ministers to meet Taoiseach over A5 today News Highland By News Highland – November 10, 2011 WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

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UUP and DUP agree electoral strategy for four Westminister constituencies

first_img Twitter By News Highland – March 18, 2015 A deal’s been reached to form the most significant electoral pact between the two Unionist parties in Northern Ireland in three decades.The Democratic Unionist and Ulster Unionist parties have agreed to put forward agreed candidates in four marginal seats, instead of splitting the vote.The Ulster Unionist Party will have the support of the DUP for Tom Elliott in Fermanagh & South Tyrone and Danny Kennedy in Newry & Armagh. In return the Ulster Unionist Party will support Nigel Dodds in North Belfast and Gavin Robinson in East Belfast.No deal was reached in West Tyrone, previously an Ulster Unionist seat, but now held by Sinn Fein’s Pat Doherty. Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal UUP and DUP agree electoral strategy for four Westminister constituencies WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Google+ Previous articleMc Conalogue urges government to facilitate fuel smuggling billNext articleBuncrana Credit Union Cup results News Highland last_img read more

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Pollution of River Periyar Can Cause Extremely Deleterious Consequences To State: Kerala HC Takes Suo Motu Cognizance [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesPollution of River Periyar Can Cause Extremely Deleterious Consequences To State: Kerala HC Takes Suo Motu Cognizance [Read Order] Mustafa Plumber22 April 2020 10:57 PMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court on Tuesday took suo-motu cognizance of news reports highlighting contamination of River Periyar. The court said “It was spurred to suo motu address this issue, since the pollution of river Periyar can cause extremely deleterious consequences to our State – it being the one with the largest discharge potential, providing water to major towns and cities.” …Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Kerala High Court on Tuesday took suo-motu cognizance of news reports highlighting contamination of River Periyar. The court said “It was spurred to suo motu address this issue, since the pollution of river Periyar can cause extremely deleterious consequences to our State – it being the one with the largest discharge potential, providing water to major towns and cities.” A division bench of Justice Devan Ramachandran and Justice T R Ravi said “The media, both mainstream and social, have reported about the horrific contamination of river Periyar in spite of the lockdown – which, as at present, proffers no explanation. Two of such reports – that appeared in the Indian Express and Times of India – are available to this Court, which we order to be treated as part of these proceedings; and prima facie, they indicate that something is seriously amiss.” The bench issued notices to the respondents, State of Kerala, represented by the Secretary, Environment Department, Thiruvananthapuram; the District Collector, Ernakulam; The Kerala Water Authority, Thiruvananthapuram; The Executive Engineer, Irrigation Department, Thiruvananthapuram; Kerala State Pollution Control Board, represented by its Member Secretary, Thiruvananthapuram, returnable on April 24. Additional Advocate General, Renjith Thampan, informed the court that there have been some reports regarding the widespread pollution to the river but he said that a final call on this matter can be taken only after proper scrutiny. Advocate T.Naveen, appearing for the Pollution Control Board, sought a couple of days time to respond and prayed the matter be listed for further hearing on April 24, within which time he will place necessary reports before the court. The court agreed to the request but reminded the pollution control board that “This is a matter of great urgency, which can brook no delay and that they must act up to speed on this perilous problem, without any waste of time.”Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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