WATCH: Barrett Brothers Drop Two Certain Tries


first_imgBoth Scott and Beauden knocked the ball on in hilarious fashion against Canada 2019 Rugby World Cup: New Zealand 63-0 Canada WATCH: Barrett Brothers Drop Two Certain TriesAs expected the All Blacks ran out handsome winners during their Rugby World Cup Pool B match against Canada. Nine tries were scored in total with each of the three Barrett brothers (Beauden, Jordie and Scott) crossing the whitewash.However, two of the Barretts, Scott and Beauden, produced hilarious moments that are sure to grant them some ribbing and flak in the Kiwi dressing room during the rest of the tournament.Both players were set to cross the try-line for tries and yet inexplicably both of them knocked them on without any sign of contact.Scott’s came in the first half and would have secured the bonus point but it was not to be. Beauden did secure the bonus point just before half-time.However, it was not the perfect evening for the two-time Player of the Year as late in the match he was set to score his second try of the night and yet he too inexplicably dropped the ball as well. As ITV Rugby suggests in the caption below, he is human after all. Watch that moment below… Collapse All Black Ardie Savea has feared of going… Expand Beuaden, Scott and Jordie are all set to… Barrett Brothers To Make All Black History Against Canada All Black Ardie Savea to wear goggles against Canada Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features.  Canada were one of the last teams into… Expand Admittedly the conditions were clearly tough in Oita, being hot, sticky and humid, but the two lapses were still rare moments in All Black World Cup history.The two brothers are in good company, though, because the difficult conditions in Japan have contributed to a high number of handling errors in the tournament.New Zealand’s next game is against Namibia on Sunday whilst Canada go up against the South Africans on 8 October. Both the Kiwis and Springboks are expected to get bonus points from those two matches. Barrett Brothers To Make All Black History Against Canada All Black Ardie Savea to wear goggles against Canada 2019 Rugby World Cup: New Zealand 63-0 Canada Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, and Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

El Obispo Presidente pide un tiempo de oración


first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Presiding Bishop Michael Curry The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release 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 [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] El Obispo Presidente del Iglesia Episcopal, Michael Curry, ha hecho un llamamiento a un tiempo de oración dedicado a las regiones de la Comunión Anglicana que están experimentando la violencia y conflictos civiles.“En este tiempo de la Resurrección, hago un llamamiento a todos a rezar por nuestros hermanos y hermanas en las zonas donde hay mucha carga y poca esperanza”, dijo el Obispo Presidente.Además, en su mensaje de Pascua 2016 (disponible aquí), el Obispo Presidente Curry abordó la situación de Bruselas, indicando que: “La verdad es que incluso mientras hablamos en esta Semana Santa, lo hacemos no solamente a la sombra de la cruz, sino que lo hacemos a la sombra de los que han perdido la vida en Bruselas, de los que han sido heridos y mutilados, de los que lloran y se lamentan. Y de un mundo que lamenta, y no está  muy seguro de cómo seguir adelante”.Citando a Gálatas 6: 2: Ayudaos mutuamente a llevar vuestras cargas y cumplid así la ley de Cristo, el Obispo Presidente Curry llama a la oración durante toda la temporada santa de la Pascua. A partir del día 3 de abril, el Primer Domingo de Pascua, y procediendo hasta Pentecostés, el 15 de mayo, se pide a la Iglesia Episcopal que ore por una provincia o región en particular:• Burundi• América Central• Congo• El Medio Este• Pakistán• Sudán del SurMás información está disponible aquí ; asegúrese de comprobar de nuevo para obtener ulterior información durante todo el tiempo de la Pascua.Para ulterior información contacte a Elizabeth Boe, Oficial de Relaciones Globales, [email protected] Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Tags Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA El Obispo Presidente pide un tiempo de oración Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Posted Mar 29, 2016 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VAlast_img read more

While in Apopka, Governor announces more COVID-19 relief for property owners…


first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter DeSantis approved $75 million coronavirus relief for homeowners and renters affected by the virus, $7.3 million allotted for Orange County residentsFrom the Office of Governor Ron DeSantis You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Governor Ron DeSantis appearing in Apopka July 17, 2020, with Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson and Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings standing with him, right of photo. Please enter your name here Governor Ron DeSantis announced Friday while visiting Apopka that the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) Board of Directors unanimously approved the release of $75 million to local governments to assist Floridians in need of rental and mortgage assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Governor DeSantis made available $250 million, of which $120 million will be sent to local governments to provide rental and mortgage assistance program. The $75 million approved Friday is the first release of the funding to local governments.“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused profound disruption to families throughout the state,” said Governor DeSantis. “It is my hope that these funds and the rest of the $250 million will provide some level of relief to individuals who—through no fault of their own—are now having difficulty making ends meet.”The $75 million includes allocations to many local governments in Florida, but the Governor traveled to the City of Apopka to highlight Orange County’s allocation of $7.3 million.For a full list of the allocations, click HERE.“As Floridians continue to struggle with the negative economic impacts of COVID-19, Florida Housing remains committed to providing renters and homeowners with housing assistance,” said Trey Price, Executive Director of Florida Housing Finance Corporation. “We are proud to stand with the Governor to ensure affordable housing remains a top priority, and that families have the necessary assistance to remain in their homes during these difficult times.”$120 Million Coronavirus Relief Fund for Impacted Homeowners and RentersImpacted homeowners and renters can apply for the following assistance through a local State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program housing office:Rental and mortgage assistance payments for persons who experienced a hardship that prevents them from making these payments;Emergency Repair; andRehabilitation and New Construction related specifically to a need caused by the COVID-19 emergency.Click here for more information on the program and how to start the process. Florida Housing encourages homeowners and renters impacted by the pandemic to visit the website.The toll-free Coronavirus Relief Fund for Impacted Homeowners and Renters Information Line 1-888-362-7885 will be available starting Monday, July 20th from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays for those who would like to speak with a representative. TAGSapopkaCOVID-19 ReliefGovernor Ron DeSantisOrange CountyProperty OwnersRenters Previous articleOCPS extends Summer Meals Program, plus free food for kids under 18 through Summer BreakSpot – many Apopka locationsNext articleLight and Airy Presets for Photos Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Horizontal Space House / Damilano Studio Architects


first_img “COPY” Save this picture!©  Andrea Martiradonna+ 13 Share Houses Italy Photographs Area:  2110 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:   Andrea MartiradonnaText description provided by the architects. Horizontal Space is localized in Piemonte in northwest Italy, a mountain area at 800 meters above sea level with Cuneo as it’s closest city.Save this picture!©  Andrea MartiradonnaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornHorizontal Space is a composition of pure volume with constant height. Wide steps lead to the entrance, introducing a longitudinal consecutive spaces. Save this picture!©  Andrea MartiradonnaThe living room, passing from one part of the house to the other, opens with large windows to the garden and to the countryside. The teak floors warm the environment and a stone wall covered with white sheets creates a staggered back almost sculptural material. Save this picture!©  Andrea MartiradonnaThe cuisine is characterized by a horizontal cut above the work plan, which frames the mountain and the nearby town. The villa has two bedrooms with bathrooms, a laundry room and a bathroom for the living area.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessUpdate: NYU 2031: NYU in NYCArticlesSt. Hans “Haugen” Performance Center / ctrl+nArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/140070/horizontal-space-house-damilano-studio-architects Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Cuneo, Italy ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/140070/horizontal-space-house-damilano-studio-architects Clipboard Horizontal Space House / Damilano Studio Architects Projects Horizontal Space House / Damilano Studio ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHorizontal Space House / Damilano Studio Architects CopyAbout this officeDamilano Studio ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasResidentialHousesCuneo3D ModelingItalyPublished on June 06, 2011Cite: “Horizontal Space House / Damilano Studio Architects” 06 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?水平空间住宅 / Damilano Studio 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 stream ArchDaily Year:  Architects: Damilano Studio Architects Area Area of this architecture project 2008last_img read more

GRAN – Passive House Skatchkoff / HUB


first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/525736/gran-passive-house-skatchkoff-hub Clipboard photographs:  Sarah BleePhotographs:  Sarah BleeText description provided by the architects. The Skatchkoff Residence is a detached passive-solar house at the edge of the centre of Kortrijk. The design brings two nostalgic elements into crystal clear form: the saw-tooth structure of the local textile industry and the wooden structure of the dacha of the client’s homeland, Russia.Save this picture!© Sarah BleeThe home is largely organised on the ground floor, in order to enable maximum accessibility for the plucky though somewhat elderly resident. The design is ‘reverse lifecycle resistant’ ideal for a person living alone, with space for a live-in carer when required and with the possibility of being extended at the front for a family with children. In addition, the orientation has been adapted to allow space for an additional twin residence on the west side of the property.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe essence of the design is the sculptural saw-tooth roof – ideal for capturing passive solar heat from the south- and the central core which structures the plan and houses all ventilation equipment. All remaining rooms are integrated within a free and flexible plan around this core. The fluctuating height of the roof is reflected in the alternating experience of the rooms below and provides space at the highest point for a hidden attic.Save this picture!© Sarah BleeThe construction and siding are made entirely from wood and are prefabricated using CNC technology. As a result, the entire structure could be constructed both wind and rain proof within just a few weeks, while construction details were integrated referring back to centuries-old knowledge. All interior carpentry was specifically designed for this home and constructed from a modest yet warm material pallet. The refined, detailed and tactile interior thereby enters into dialogue with the pragmatic and rather basic feel of the exterior.Project gallerySee allShow lessCritical Round-Up: The 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize ShortlistArchitecture NewsMASS Design Group’s Latest “Beyond the Building” Video: Building Better BuildersArchitecture News Share CopyHouses•Kortrijk, Belgium Houses GRAN – Passive House Skatchkoff / HUBSave this projectSaveGRAN – Passive House Skatchkoff / HUB Belgium Year:  Save this picture!© Sarah Blee+ 12 Share “COPY” Photographs Architects: HUB Area Area of this architecture project Area:  140 m² Area:  140 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeHUBOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKortrijkHousesBelgiumPublished on July 19, 2014Cite: “GRAN – Passive House Skatchkoff / HUB” 19 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse 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 »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 2007 Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/525736/gran-passive-house-skatchkoff-hub Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily Projects 2007 GRAN – Passive House Skatchkoff / HUBlast_img read more

AT Residence / Zani Arquitetura


first_img Houses Area:  240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Thiago F. Zani, Maria Ineida F. Zani, Gustavo Poliseli Photographs Save this picture!© Guilherme Siqueira+ 19Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Lead Architects: Year:  AT Residence / Zani ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveAT Residence / Zani Arquitetura “COPY” CopyHouses•Londrina, Brazil AT Residence / Zani Arquitetura Projects City:LondrinaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Guilherme SiqueiraRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreCultural / PatrimonialAccoyaAccoya® Wood in an Iconic Biblical Project: Giant Noah’s Ark CladWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. Located on a small farm, the AT House was designed in search of the best implantation and spatial organization based on the site’s natural profile: The ground floor’s block touches the land on the highest portion holding the social access of the house through the concrete porches. On the opposite side, the suspended block houses the garage and the service rooms on the lower floor.Save this picture!© Guilherme SiqueiraSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Guilherme SiqueiraWe designed a wooden slatted panel on the frontal facade, which is located in the same direction as the prevailing wind that allows permanent and crossing ventilation inside the house providing privacy and connection with the external spaces, also forming the whole aesthetic composition.Save this picture!© Guilherme SiqueiraThe roof brings natural lighting to social spaces through its lattice that can be seen by the inside. In a compositional way, it shows the spatial dynamic contrast between the regional typology of constructions showed inside and the external prismatic volume that hides the roof from the view of those who pass through the streets.Save this picture!© Guilherme SiqueiraSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Guilherme SiqueiraThe composition with raw and natural materials and the spatial continuity between interior and exterior guided the design of the wood panels as a permeability tool, extracting the maximum potential of the natural conditions of the land and its views.Save this picture!© Guilherme SiqueiraProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Value of an Address: How Cities Around the World Utilize Street Names and Buildi…ArticlesDuinhotel Breezand / RoosRos ArchitectenSelected Projects Share 2019 “COPY” Photographs:  Guilherme Siqueira Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Architects: Zani Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950796/at-residence-zani-arquitetura Clipboard Brazil Manufacturers: Portobello ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950796/at-residence-zani-arquitetura Clipboard CopyAbout this officeZani ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesConcrete HousesTimber HousesBrazilPublished on November 08, 2020Cite: “AT Residence / Zani Arquitetura” [Residência AT / Zani Arquitetura] 08 Nov 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 streamlast_img read more

National misTrust Web site


first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. National misTrust Web site AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis While the site might be regarded as affectionate towards the National Trust, its use of a very similar typeface and logo to that of the National Trust is inadvisable.The existence of the site shouldn’t cause the National Trust any problems, but it just goes to show that domain name issues are still a cause of concern for charities. While some charities have been on the receiving end of campaigning using similar domain names, the nationalmistrust.org.uk site is not the negative site you might assume.Several charities have suffered domain name problems as individuals have used similar sounding domain names to wage their campaigns against them. Coming across nationalmistrust.org.uk we assumed that this might be a similar site. In fact, it’s just plain silly.The site has been set up by National Trust members, it seems, who delight in sharing photographs of themselves at National Trust properties behaving “a downright inappropriate manner”. We didn’t spot anything indecent – apart from one “moonie”, just vaguely humorous pictures. Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 22 January 2004 | News  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropy Individual givinglast_img read more

Stop the U.S. blockade of Cuba now!


first_imgThey will return: a billboard in Cuba honors the Cuban Five.U.S. imperialism remains unflinching in its campaign to crush the Cuban ­Revolution.In 2004, then Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama said that he supported an end to the economic blockade in Cuba. Yet on Sept. 5, 2014, President Obama signed the annual memorandum that continues the U.S. blockade against Cuba under the infamous “Trading With the Enemy Act.” Cuba is the only country in the world targeted by this act.In 1962, President John F. Kennedy bought himself 1,200 Cuban cigars. He then declared an economic blockade against Cuba. Not only did this mean an embargo of all goods to the socialist country, but also a permanent campaign to discourage and punish other countries from doing business with Cuba.And for the last 52 years, U.S. imperialism has maintained this blockade, this economic war against the government and the people of Cuba.Why? Because since the 1959 Revolution, the people of Cuba have shown the world, particularly the people of Latin America and Africa, that despite being a small country; despite a legacy of cruel, colonial rule; despite one dictator after another ruling with an iron grip to serve U.S. corporations; despite racism so powerful that the last of those dictators, who was Black, could not even go onto the U.S. hotel’s beaches — despite all of that, an organized people led by determined revolutionaries could break U.S. imperialism’s grip.Further, the people of Cuba have shown that poor and working people can themselves run a government, an economy, a whole society themselves, without wealthy landowners and corrupt dictators who answer only to Wall Street banks and corporations.Before the revolution, five out of six Cubans were in abject poverty, living in shacks or homeless. Two out of three ­Cuban children did not go to school. Hunger, disease, unemployment: that was the lot for most Cubans.The U.S. economic war against Cuba has created more suffering for the Cuban people, with food and medicines cut off; with spare parts for cars and other machinery denied; with CIA-directed sabotage and even with a U.S.-sponsored invasion; and with the collapse of the Soviet Union removing economic support.The Cuban government estimates that this economic war against their country has cost their nation one trillion, 112 billion, 534 million dollars [$1,112,534,000,000]. (cubannews.ain.cu, Sept. 25).Yet, despite of all of that, the Cuban poor and working people and their government have created in their country a society designed to fill the needs of the people, not to fill the coffers of banks and corporations. The results are more than dramatic:There is almost no homelessness in Cuba. Eighty-five percent of Cubans own their own homes and pay no property taxes or interest on their mortgages. By law, mortgage payments can be no more than 10 percent of combined household income.Cuba’s unemployment rate is only 1.8 percent. A recently developed urban agriculture program has created 350,000 jobs.The adult literacy rate in Cuba is 99.8 percent, almost a full percent higher than the U.S. rate. (CIA World Factbook)The infant mortality rate in Cuba is 4.7 per 1,000 live births. The U.S. rate is 6.0 per 1,000. (dollarsandsense.org, March/April 2009)For more than 20 years, United Nations resolutions demanding an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba have passed with overwhelming majorities. The 2013 resolution in the U.N. General Assembly passed 188 to 2, with only Israel joining the U.S. in voting no. The same resolution is scheduled for October of this year, and the vote’s outcome will undoubtedly be the same.Workers in the U.S have in increasing numbers said that they too oppose the Cuban blockade. A February 2014 poll showed that 56 percent of the people here support normalized relations with Cuba, with an even higher 63 percent of the people polled in Florida — formerly a hotbed of anti-Cuba reaction — saying so. (Huffingtonpost.com, Feb. 11)A June poll of people in the U.S. originally from Cuba shows that 52 percent of them want an end to the embargo as well.Even many U.S. corporations have called for an end to the blockade, since it costs them billions in lost sales to foreign competitors from Europe, Asia and Latin America.However, mired in its own economic crises with no solution in sight, the U.S. simply cannot tolerate a successful workers’ state on its own doorstep.Only a determined struggle by workers here will end this cruel economic war against the people of Cuba. nFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Mississippi River Reopens to Shipping


first_img The U.S. Coast Guard said there were over 1,000 barges backed up along the lower Mississippi River late last week. The Coast Guard stopped all traffic on the river near Memphis, Tennessee, after a fracture was discovered in a bridge that carries traffic over the river.The good news is barge traffic was allowed to resume last Friday. The U.S. Coast Guard issued a statement saying that, “Based on the information provided to us by the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Coast Guard has determined that transit under the I-40 bridge is safe for maritime traffic,” says USCG Captain Ryan Rhodes, the Captain of the Port of Memphis.Mike Steenhoek of the U.S. Soy Transportation Coalition says, “This is obviously good news. We look forward to seeing barge traffic on the Mississippi River back to normal conditions soon.”Steenhoek also notes that, “the U.S. can be increasingly described as a spending nation, now I hope that this situation will spur efforts to produce a comprehensive infrastructure investment strategy that addresses the needs of both urban and rural America.” Home Indiana Agriculture News Mississippi River Reopens to Shipping Facebook Twitter Previous articleBronaugh Confirmed as USDA Deputy SecretaryNext articleIt’s a Good Time to Buy or Sell Farmland NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter SHARE Mississippi River Reopens to Shipping SHARE By NAFB News Service – May 16, 2021 last_img read more

Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar’s Demise: Allahabad, Punjab And Haryana & Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan High Courts To Remain Closed On April 26


first_imgNews UpdatesJustice Mohan Shantanagoudar’s Demise: Allahabad, Punjab And Haryana & Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan High Courts To Remain Closed On April 26 Sparsh Upadhyay25 April 2021 9:54 AMShare This – xIn view of the sad demise of Justice Mohan Mallikarjunagouda Shantanagoudar, Supreme Court of India, the Administrative Committee of the Allahabad High Court has unanimously resolved for non-sitting of Courts in the High Court at Allahabad and Lucknow on 26th of April 2021. Accordingly, it has been directed that there shall be no sitting of Courts in High Court at Allahabad and Lucknow on 26th of April 2021 The Acting Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court, Sanjay Yadav passed an order dated 25th April 2021 to this effect. In view of the sad demise of Justice Mohan Mallikarjunagouda Shantanagoudar, there shall be no sitting of #AllahabadHighCourt at Allahabad and Lucknow on Monday (April 26). pic.twitter.com/PKGC1leA6t— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 25, 2021Also, the Punjab & Haryana High Court and all the Subordinate Courts of Punjab, Haryana, and UT, Chandigarh will also remain closed on Monday (April 26) on account of the demise of Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar.#PunjabAndHaryanaHighCourt and all the Subordinate Courts of Punjab, Haryana and UT, Chandigarh to remain closed on Monday (April 26) on account of demise of Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar.Read Notification: pic.twitter.com/1wKnWOkasz— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 25, 2021The High Court of Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan and the subordinate courts in theses states will observe holiday today on account of the passing away of Justice Shantanagoudar.High Court of Himachal Pradesh and the courts subordinate to it to remain closed on April 26 on account of the sad demise of Supreme Court judge Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar. pic.twitter.com/V4adk06dXS— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 26, 2021 #RajasthanHighCourt and the courts subordinate to it to remain closed today on account of the sad demise of Supreme Court Judge Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar. pic.twitter.com/CUHv7OLmsS— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 26, 2021 Supreme Court judge Justice Mohan Mallikarajanagouda Shantanagoudar passed away on April 24, at the age of 62 years.Elevated to the Supreme Court in February 2017, he had a tenure till May 5, 2023. Before his elevation to the Supreme Court, he was the Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court. His parent High Court was Karnataka High Court.To read about the notable Judgments delivered by him, read this exclusive report of Live Law.Remembering Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar Through His JudgmentsHe practiced for one year at Dharwad in the Chambers of Sri I.G. Hiregoudar, Advocate before shifting practice of Bengaluru.He joined the Chambers of Sri Shivaraj V. Patil, Advocate (as he then was), who later adorned the Supreme Court of India. He started independent practice in the year 1984. Practiced mainly in Civil, Criminal and Constitutional matters.He served as Vice-Chairman of Karnataka State Bar Council from 1991 to 1993 and as Chairman of Karnataka State Bar Council during 1995 and 1996. Served as State Public Prosecutor of Karnataka State from 1999 to 2002.Click Here To Download NoticesRead Notices TagsJustice Mohan Shantanagoudar Allahabad High Court Punjab And Haryana High Court Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar Demise Supreme Court Judge Next Storylast_img read more