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Foro episcopal crea conciencia sobre la crisis del cambio climático

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Environment & Climate Change Submit a Job Listing Foro episcopal crea conciencia sobre la crisis del cambio climático El evento del 24 de marzo pone en marcha ’30 días de acción’ Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Por Lynette Wilson Posted Mar 30, 2015 Rector Washington, DC Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS[Episcopal News Service – Los Ángeles, California] En un país profundamente politizado, en el que a los funcionarios medioambientales de la Florida se les ha prohibido usar juntas las palabras “clima” y “cambio” en una misma oración, y donde un candidato presidencial descarta la noción de que los gases de efecto invernadero están causando que la atmósfera de la tierra se caliente, la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera (DFMS, por su sigla en inglés) auspició un foro el 24 de marzo para abordar la crisis del cambio climático mundial.“¿Por qué llamamos a esto una crisis? El sistema regulatorio del planeta está siendo alterado”, dijo la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori, durante su discurso de apertura que se transmitió en directo por un foro en la red.“Al igual que los seres humanos con una fiebre descontrolada, el malfuncionamiento del termostato le causa a un cuerpo una lenta autodestrucción, según la inflamación afecta las articulaciones, da lugar a que fallen las células nerviosas e impide que el sistema digestivo absorba los nutrientes básicos de la vida. Este planeta está recalentándose, su clima está cambiando y sus habitantes se enferman, padecen y mueren”, prosiguió.Cerca de 75 personas se reunieron en el auditorio de la Escuela Episcopal de Campbell Hall, en Studio City, Diócesis de Los Ángeles, para el foro sobre la crisis del cambio climático presentado por la DFMS en asociación con el obispo de Los Ángeles J. Jon Bruno. Además del discurso de la Obispa Primada, el foro de 90 minutos de duración incluyó paneles dedicados a los impactos regionales del cambio climático y a recuperar el cambio climático como un problema moral.Moderado por Fritz Coleman, climatólogo del noticiero de televisión del canal KNBC 4, entre los panelistas se contaron el obispo Marc Andrus, de la Diócesis de California; Princess Daazhraii Johnson, ex directora ejecutiva del Comité Directivo Gwich’in, una de las agrupaciones indígenas sin fines de lucro más antiguas de Alaska, dedicada a la protección del Refugio Nacional de la Vida Salvaje del Ártico; Lucy Jones, sismóloga del Departamento de Topografía Geológica de EE.UU. e investigadora visitante asociada al Laboratorio de Sismología del Instituto Tecnológico de California; y Mary D. Nichols, que preside la Junta de Recursos Aéreos de la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de California.Además, el evento puso en marcha una campaña interactiva de 30 días diseñada por la DFMS que incluye jornadas de promoción, boletines informativos, relatos y actividades para comprometer a individuos y congregaciones en torno al [tema del] cambio climático. Los 30 días de acción concluirán el Día de la Tierra, el 22 de abril.“El cambio climático nos afecta grandemente a todos aquí en Los Ángeles: estamos en un lugar donde los granjeros abandonan sus cultivos y les venden su ración de agua a otras personas”, dijo Bruno, al explicar una de las razones por la cual su diócesis auspició el foro del 24 de marzo.El evento se produjo al tiempo que California entra en un cuarto año de sequía —las acumulaciones de nieve han disminuido y el agua subterránea ha descendido a niveles históricos en algunas zonas— mientras que en la costa oriental del país las nevadas y las temperaturas heladas por debajo de lo normal alcanzaban cifras récord.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori pronuncia su discurso de apertura en el Foro sobre la Crisis Climática el 24 de marzo en Los Ángeles. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.“El clima es una amplia descripción de la variabilidad del tiempo y las condiciones ambientales. Estamos experimentando fenómenos climáticos más extremos y huracanes, tornados, inundaciones y sequías con mayor frecuencia”, dijo Jefferts Schori. “El nivel del mar está subiendo, porque las capas de hielo se derriten y porque un océano más cálido se expande. En la medida en que aumenta el nivel del mar, las inundaciones costeras resultan más probables y las tormentas intensas más destructivas. Los daños hechos por [el huracán] Katrina y la supertormenta Sandy son dos ejemplos, como lo es también el invierno inusual que gran parte de esta continente está experimentando”.Una “crisis” por definición, dijo Fritz Coleman, el moderador, es un problema o un peligro intenso, un momento crítico en la historia, un momento en el cual deben tomarse decisiones”.El cambio climático, prosiguió él, es el cambio gradual en la temperatura global causado por acumulación de gases de efecto invernadero que atrapan el calor en la atmósfera y, en consecuencia, alteran la temperatura de la tierra. Algunas zonas se tornan más cálidas, así como otras se hacen más frías, explicó él, que es la razón por la cual “cambio climático”, no “calentamiento global”, es el término preferido.“Estos cambios están causando multitud de trastornos peligrosos en nuestro mundo —alterando los patrones del clima, [provocando] inundaciones, sequías, un aumento de las tormentas violentas y enfermedades— y afectando ampliamente los ecosistemas de la tierra”, dijo Coleman. “Y he aquí la idea fundamental, el impacto del cambio climático no es sólo al medioambiente, sino que también tendrá un intenso impacto económico, como es el de notables escaseces de alimento y de agua. La conclusión es que, sin la reducción de estos gases de efecto invernadero, nuestro planeta enfrenta un serio peligro en el siglo XXI”.Lucy Jones, la sismóloga que sirve como asesora científica en la misión para la reducción de riesgos de amenazas naturales del Departamento de Topografía Geológica de EE.UU. y quien ha dedicado su carrera a estudiar desastres sísmicos y cómo estos alteran la sociedad, explicó durante el panel sobre impacto regional cómo había pasado la última década valiéndose de la ciencia de los riesgos para buscar los modos de mejorar la resistencia de una comunidad a los desastres naturales.“La misma primera predicción del cambio climático es un aumento de los fenómenos extremos; cuando uno pone más energía en la atmósfera, hay más energía para crear tormentas que retengan el agua”, dijo Jones, miembro de la iglesia episcopal de Santiago Apóstol [St. James] en Pasadena del Sur, California.Fue hace 20 años, durante una reunión, que Jones oyó hablar por primera vez de cambio climático; en ese tiempo se predijo un aumento en los desastres naturales, que resultó cierto.“Las pérdidas que se espera provengan de los desastres meteorológicos inducidos por el cambio climático empequeñecen todos los otros desastres que pudiéramos enfrentar”, dijo Jones. “Y si queremos ser resistentes, tenemos que ser resistentes a todo lo que la tierra nos trae. Y nuestras acciones a través del cambio climático han acrecentado esos desastres”.Lucy Jones, sismóloga del Departamento de Topografía Geológica de EE.UU. e investigadora visitante asociada del Laboratorio Sismológico del Instituto Tecnológico de California, y Princess Daazhraii Johnson, ex directora ejecutiva del Comité Directivo Gwich’in, conversan sobre los impactos regionales del cambio climático en un panel moderado por Fritz Coleman, meteorólogo local. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.En una zona costera propensa a la erosión o la inundación, por ejemplo, cuando encima de eso tiene lugar una gran tormenta o un incendio forestal, es cuando el sistema cambia, cuando las especies son barridas y el sistema ecológico no puede recuperarse, dijo ella.“De manera que vemos desastres y acontecimientos extremos como el mecanismo de los cambios significativos que van a ocurrir según el cambio climático cambia nuestro mundo”, dijo Jones.La población indígena de Alaska ya ha comenzado a experimentar importantes cambios en su ambiente natural, explicó Princess Daazhraii Johnson, quien creció en una aldea del Ártico, en el extremo sur del Refugio Nacional de la Vida Salvaje del Ártico.“El Ártico es uno de los lugares del planeta que se está entibiando más rápidamente en el planeta y estamos viendo derretirse las capas de hielo, nuestros glaciares están desapareciendo, la costra congelada se está derritiendo, la costa se está erosionando”, dijo Johnson. Ya tenemos a comunidades enteras que deben ser relocalizadas”.Alaska y el Ártico, subrayó ella, están experimentando los mismos cambios relacionados con el clima que otros lugares. “Pero la intensidad en que los estamos experimentando es muy grande, es masiva”.En enero, el presidente de EE.UU. Barack Obama prometió pedirle al Congreso que designara más de 4,5 millones de hectáreas, de las 7,6 millones que constituyen el Refugio Nacional de la Vida Salvaje del Ártico, como zona protegida. Si el Congreso lo aprueba, la zona se convertiría en la mayor zona virgen protegida desde la aprobación de la Ley de Tierras Vírgenes en 1964. Las comunidades religiosas le dieron las gracias a Obama por tomar medidas que “representan un paso decisivo en la protección de una parte sagrada de la creación de Dios, y le damos gracias por trabajar por salvaguardar este tesoro nacional”.La designación de zona virgen también protegería los derechos culturales y de subsistencia de los gwich’in [o kutchin], un pueblo indígena alaskeño que depende del caribú puercoespín del refugio para sobrevivir.La Iglesia Episcopal en su 77ª. Convención General en 2012 aprobó una legislación en la que decía “que estaba en solidaridad con esas comunidades que llevan el peso del cambio climático global”, entre ellas los pueblos indígenas y las personas marginadas y socialmente excluidas del mundo entero.Algunos de los cambios que han ocurrido en la tierra, dijo Jones, la sismóloga, no son reversibles y estamos viendo cambios en los patrones atmosféricos y oceánicos, pero en último término la sociedad debe hacer las preguntas correctas.“Usted reúne a un grupo de científicos y discutiremos entre nosotros… y es un momento clave cuando un grupo de científicos deja de discutir, y hemos dejado de discutir respecto a sí el cambio climático está ocurriendo”, dijo ella, añadiendo que discutirán sobre lo que es el ciclo del milenio versus lo que es actividad humana, pero estarán de acuerdo en que [el cambio climático] tiene lugar.Fuera de la comunidad investigadora, dijo también ella, la pregunta debería de ser: ¿las acciones que realizamos afectan?” Y la respuesta, dijo ella, es simple: “sí. Cuando prendes un fuego y cuando arrancas un auto, estás poniendo dióxido de carbono en la atmósfera… La población humana ha crecido exponencialmente y, por tanto, el número de personas que hacen eso ha aumentado exponencialmente”.Como dijera Jefferts Schori en su discurso de apertura: “los científicos han estado estudiando las repercusiones humanas en nuestra biosfera global durante décadas, y hoy existe un claro consenso acerca de los efectos de estos gases sobre la temperatura media del planeta. Hay unas pocas voces que insisten que esto es sólo una ‘variación natural’, pero los datos no mienten. Esas voces con frecuencia están motivadas por la codicia e intereses políticos personales, y a veces por obstinada ceguera.“La tradición judeocristiana siempre ha considerado pecaminosas esas motivaciones. Es decididamente erróneo utilizar recursos, que han sido dados a nuestro cuidado colectivo, de una manera que disminuya la capacidad de otros de participar de la vida abundante. Es igualmente erróneo dejar de usar los recursos de la memoria, la razón y el talento para discernir lo que está pasando en el mundo que nos rodea. Tradicionalmente eso se ha llamado pecado de omisión”.Pasando al segundo panel, Coleman preguntó por qué el cambio climático es un problema moral, a lo cual Mary D. Nichols, quien durante años ha trabajado sobre la calidad del aire y es miembro de la iglesia episcopal de Santiago en la Ciudad [St. James in the City] respondió: los seres humanos son la causa principal de los exagerados efectos que estamos viendo en nuestro planeta y por tanto nos incumbe asumir la responsabilidad de eso y tomar medidas.“Es un problema moral, creo yo, porque cuando pensamos en las cosas desde el punto de vista moral, eso tiende a sacarnos un poquito de nuestro elemento, y tenemos que trascender nuestro elemento cotidiano a fin de hacer algunas cosas que puedan parecer difíciles”.Si uno mira a cualquier tradición religiosa, añadió Nichols, cada una tiene un elemento que reconoce la humanidad como sujeta a Dios, no lo contrario.“En verdad, como episcopal yo puedo encontrar citas tocante a huertos y mayordomía y cosas por el estilo… y por tanto cuando hacemos algo que altera masivamente la creación de Dios, y el plan de Dios para nosotros, tenemos una obligación moral de hacer algo al respecto [para enmendarlo]”, afirmó ella. “Aunque esta manera de hablar incomode a algunas personas”.El evento, dijo Coleman, resultó muy prometedor, no sólo para la Iglesia Episcopal en su enfoque progresista, sino que en su discurso la Obispa Primada elevó [el nivel] del debate, de un debate religioso a un debate humano.“Creo que es maravilloso que la Iglesia Episcopal haya estado a la vanguardia de estos debates abiertos a todos en la Internet. Lo que resulta desconcertante es que, en general, todas las fes se hayan mostrado tan tímidas respecto a abordar este asunto, públicamente y hasta este punto”, afirmó él.Coleman especuló que podría ser porque los líderes religiosos mismos están inmersos también en la política.“Hemos estado alzando nuestra voz, la Iglesia Episcopal está trabajando arduamente”, dijo el obispo Marc Andrus, como resulta evidente de las medidas que se están tomando en la Diócesis de Los Ángeles respecto a la justicia alimentaria, y la participación de la Diócesis de California en Energía y Luz Interreligiosas, una coalición religiosa que hace campaña sobre el tema del cambio climático. “Pero la Iglesia perdió el gran púlpito en algún momento de los años sesenta [del pasado siglo] y muchísimas cosas cambiaron”.Pero, agregó él, hay alguna inmoralidad en esto y los medios de prensa se han visto involucrados.“Los medios tienen muchísimo que responder; están moldeando la historia”, dijo, citando a Chris Hayes, periodista de MSNBC, que dijo recientemente que es hora de dejar de decir que todo es equilibrado.Si alguien que niega el cambio climático aspira a un cargo político, en lugar de citar al 1 por ciento de los científicos que puede apoyar ese punto de vista, sería más preciso decir: “esta persona niega el cambio climático a pesar de las pruebas, y eso es lo que dice Chris”, expresó Andrus.“Y además, debemos contar con nuestra propia voz”, afirmó. “La iglesia no debe, en mi opinión, depender completamente o concederle la última palabra a personas a quienes les pagan por hacer anuncios publicitarios, sino más bien adquirir nuestra propia voz profética y divulgar nuestras propias historias”.Para más información sobre recuperar el cambio climático como un asunto moral, busque un artículo relacionado en la edición del 30 de marzo de Episcopal News Service, como parte de los 30 días de Acción.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. 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Single-day record for new cases in Orange Co. on Saturday, with…

first_img 43% of COVID cases in last two weeks are in residents ages 20-29; test sites in Apopka for COVID-19 this week, True Health also hosting new testing sites; CARES funds available for residents and grants for small businessesFrom the Orange County NewsroomCONTINUED INCREASE IN COVID-19 CASESOver the past 14 days, Orange County has had 2,561 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases. Forty-three percent of these cases are in residents ages 20-29. In addition, 782 new cases were diagnosed over the weekend, with 437 positive cases alone were announced on Saturday, June 20, 2020. This was a single-day record for new cases, which included a positivity rate of 16.7%.Since March 2020, Orange County has had 5,157 cases, including 408 hospitalizations. In total, there have been 49 resident deaths due to COVID-19.The Florida Department of Health in Orange County reported that the current positivity rate for the County is 4.5% and the recovery rate is 55%, which has dropped significantly from previous weeks when it was in the high 80s.Due to climbing numbers this week, Florida surpassed a total of 100,000 COVID-19 cases. Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings stressed the importance of the face covering mandate and for residents to abide by it in order to help slow the spread of the virus.TESTING SITESOrange County Health Services will be providing free COVID-19 testing to residents in the Apopka and Zellwood areas this week. All residents who are tested will receive free hand sanitizers and masks. Appointments are still available on June 25 and June 26 at the Neighborhood Center for Families/Zellwood. Appointments must be booked online at www.ocfl.net/Zellwood.True Health, an Orange County Primary Care Access Network (PCAN) partner, is also offering testing in the Lake Underhill area, South Orlando and Alafaya Trail areas. More information on these locations can be found at www.ocfl.net/coronavirus.ASSISTANCE FOR SMALL BUSINESSESOrange County is continuing to provide support for local businesses. As of this morning, more than $9 million was approved to be distributed to establishments through the Orange Cares Small Business Grants. Those small businesses that are in need of assistance can still apply. The application is open at www.ocfl.net/OrangeCares.Orange County will also distribute free personal protective equipment (PPE) to small businesses on Wednesday, June 24 through Friday, Friday June 26. The PPE kits will include 200 disposable facemasks, 15 cloth masks and 20 bottles of hand sanitizers. Online appointments are required. Visit www.ocfl.net/PPE to register. Businesses can choose from three locations throughout Orange County, including South Orange Youth Complex, West Orange Park and Downey Park.ASSISTANCE FOR RESIDENTSMore than 30,000 residents have applied for assistance from the Orange CARES for Residents Program. Orange County’s staff will process these applications as quickly as possible. The next application date is still being determined based on the number of applications that are approved. A future announcement will be made on Orange County’s website and on Orange County’s social media channels. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSCARES Funding for ResidentsCOVID-19Orange County GovernmentPositive CasesSmall Business GrantsTesting Sites Previous articleFamily foods with a weight loss focusNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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The Psalmist’s Battle With Depression

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 1 COMMENT TAGSAsaphDavidDepressionEncouragementInspirationMike GillandPsalm 42PsalmistsThe Shepherd Radio Network Previous articleOrange Co. Animal Services houses dog for more than 200 days, seeks an adopter for RocketNext articleTouched By a Loving God Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR April 9, 2021 at 12:11 pm Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. InspirationBy Mike GillandThe book of Psalms is a great songbook, containing truth and subject matters that help shape our understanding of God, and how to worship Him.  But it also contains many real-life conditions experienced by David, Asaph, and the other psalmists.The psalmist who composed Psalm 42 trusted in God.  But he could also identify with a condition shared by many today – those that are downcast in spirit, fighting the fight that we call depression.In Ps. 42:5-6, the psalmist cried, “Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?  Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. My soul is cast down within me; therefore I remember you…”This heartsickness – depression – is a real thing, caused by a variety of reasons.  In many of the Psalms, David was literally fighting for his life… at times with a single person, and other times with an entire army.  But perhaps at other times the enemy of whom he speaks is the voice coming from inside his own head, telling him that “there is no hope.”In those times when I have faced a temptation to be depressed or disheartened, I have learned that I must remember that heartsickness is a downward spiral.  I have to break out of that pattern of thinking.We have to inform our emotions.  Otherwise, they will inform us – and not always with a true picture of our circumstances. We have to inform ourselves with the objective truth of God’s word.Please know that I am aware that there are many causes of severe depression, some needing the help of a loving doctor.  But there are some occasions when depression is caused by wrong responses to life problems that are common to us all.  When we are tempted in that way, we have to believe the Word of God over what we are feeling in our hearts.One of the key things that we can do to help us in those moments is stop listening to ourselves and those voices that seem to form out of our situations.  In that moment, I need to talk to my own heart, speaking the truth of God’s word.  This helps me to stop trusting every thought or imagination that crosses my mind.Just as a song has a chorus or a “refrain” that is oft repeated enabling the main theme of the song to become embedded in our hearts and minds, so is the theme of hope and trust in God the refrain for this troubled psalmist.Finally, keep in mind this important truth…the psalmist only felt alone. He was never completely separated from the God he loved.The pattern of this psalm points us toward two important truths:  First, we humans tend to forget and have to be reminded of our need to trust and hope in God; and secondly, we have to remember that we will all face many difficulties in life.  To do so is normal, and God will be there in those moments.Like the psalmist, we too can hope in God – even in the darkest hour of heartsickness.center_img Mike Gilland is Operations Manager for The Shepherd Radio Network, a group of radio stations in Florida that features the “Christian Teach/Talk” format. Mike hosts a daily talk radio show in the 2 PM hour called “Afternoons with Mike”, talking to local pastors and newsmakers.  In Orlando, The Shepherd is heard on WIWA, AM 1270.   In addition to his broadcast experience, Mike spent 36 years in full-time ministry as a pastor and worship leader.  As a guitarist, Mike performs at concerts, restaurants, private parties, etc. He is married to Cindy, the father of four grown children and grandfather to seven grandchildren. Photo by Nik Shuliahin on Unsplash Reply NBM Please enter your name here “…when I have faced the temptation to be depressed…”People who are truly depressed don’t see that temptation, they only see blackness. Once I began taking medication I was able to see the temptation – the difference.Please don’t assume that everyone experiences what you call depression the same way.But I agree – whether consumed by blackness or feeling a temptation to ‘go there’, our hope is only in God. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

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first_imgArchDaily Houses I-Mango / Takuro Yamamoto ArchitectsSave this projectSaveI-Mango / Takuro Yamamoto Architects 2008 Year:  2008 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/409909/i-mango-takuro-yamamoto-architects Clipboard Area:  134 m² Area:  134 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Takuro Yamamoto Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeTakuro Yamamoto ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTondabayasiHousesJapanPublished on August 04, 2013Cite: “I-Mango / Takuro Yamamoto Architects” 04 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?I-Mango住宅 / Takuro Yamamoto建筑师事务所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 Save this picture!Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects+ 8 Share CopyHouses•Tondabayasi, Japan “COPY” Year:  Photographs:  Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto ArchitectsI- MANGO is an independent house for a single family, located in suburb of Osaka city. The site of this house adjoins the house of the client’s parents, so establishing firm relationship between two houses is the key of this project. Save this picture!Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto ArchitectsAt first, they sought physical connection of two houses, but it was difficult due to the regulation and its structure. Then we decided to build the new house on the north of the site, so does his parents’ house in order to have a small sunny garden on the south side. This arrangement creates big single space on the south of both houses, so we proposed a united garden for common use of two families. Save this picture!Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto ArchitectsBut as the common garden directly faces to a street on the south, making windows on the same side was not good to keep privacy of the family. Generally in this case, building a wall between the street and shutting the curtain could be a stereo-typed solution in Japan, but we didn’t think it’s clear way to solve the problem.Save this picture!Floor Plan & SectionSo we introduced a private terrace on the flat roof of the garage, and connected it with the common garden through a slope. Thanks to this difference in height connected by the slope, the private terrace is protected from passers-by’s eyes, though it is opened to the garden and the parents’ house. The living room and kitchen are on the second floor and opened directly to this private terrace, which helps getting sunlight and fresh air with privacy.Project gallerySee allShow lessSix Flinders Street Station Proposals Battle It Out for “Public Choice Award”Architecture NewsGoogle Street View Reveals What Makes Our Cities Feel SafeArchitecture News Share Photographs Projects I-Mango / Takuro Yamamoto Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/409909/i-mango-takuro-yamamoto-architects Clipboard Japanlast_img read more

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House in Cotia / UNA Arquitetos

first_imgArchDaily House in Cotia / UNA ArquitetosSave this projectSaveHouse in Cotia / UNA Arquitetos Photographs:  Bebete Viégas, Nelson KonCollaborators:Carlos Faccio, Eduardo Martorelli, Henrique Te Winkel, Hugo Bellini, Julia Jabur Zemella, Marie Lartigue, Marta Onofre, Naiara Hirota, Rodrigo CarvalhoTopography:ProjectoSoil Survey:Ação EngenhariaStructure:Companhia de ProjetosInstallations:ZamaroLightning :Lux ProjetosWaterproofing:PROASSPLandscape:SomaIrrigation:IrrigarAcoustics:Acústica DesignFrames:JMarGarden:Doering paisagismoConstruction:F2 EngenhariaAuthors:Cristiane Muniz, Fábio Valentim, Fernanda Barbara, Fernando ViégasCity:CotiaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nelson KonRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodEGGERLaminatesWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. Designing a home presupposes making a commitment to shelter a family relationship. Atmosphere of the childhood, the journey of life and establish scales of measure of the world. At the same time, we understand the project as an essay, a possibility of many other constructions. This, in particular, seeks to reinforce the walk, the walk, as a way of perceiving the place. Times that live together. The desire for a house in which “that crossing lasted only an enormous instant (Guimarães Rosa)”.Save this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Nelson KonThe large corner lot had already thick dense trees, opposite the access lane, where there was a clearing. The deployment takes advantage of this free area, seeks to protect the residents from the noise of the street and opens to the small forest. The challenge is to build the floor, expanding its qualities.Save this picture!© Nelson KonSave this picture!Upper Floor PlanSave this picture!© Nelson KonThe construction in section was design to fit to the geography, territory of small hills of São Paulo. The development in plan allows integration between the interior and exterior spaces, which alternate, fold and are completed with water, fire, vegetation. Four levels built from three parallel retaining walls organize the landscape.Save this picture!© Nelson KonSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Nelson KonThe flat roof is a garden that almost touches the top of the site, making it easy to access its 45-meter stretch. The concrete structure houses the entire program as the terrain moves, creating plans with environments of different heights.Save this picture!© Nelson KonThe entrance is realized by the lower part of the site, the shade is created by the volume of the dormitories, a metallic structure hanging from the concrete roof. A house on ramps, like those of Artigas, that allows the continuity of the circulations. The first section bridged over the water, leads to the living room and kitchen. In the second section, the ramp, now metallic, establishes the connection with rooms and library. A slight inflection in the volume ensures better natural light and protection for these rooms.Save this picture!© Nelson KonIn contrast to the blind face, a balcony ensures shade in the afternoon. In this way, a path is completed, as a continuous drawing, connecting all spaces, going up and down the slope, without determining if we are burying or submerging.Save this picture!© Nelson KonProject gallerySee allShow lessEs Devlin to Design the UK’s “Poem Pavilion” for Dubai Expo 2020Architecture NewsAdjaye, MASS Design Group and Shonibare Among 5 Finalists for Boston’s MLK MemorialArchitecture News Share House in Cotia / UNA Arquitetos Photographs Area:  400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Bebete Viégas+ 33Curated by Pedro Vada Share CopyAbout this officeUNA ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsCotiaBrazilPublished on September 27, 2018Cite: “House in Cotia / UNA Arquitetos” [Casa em Cotia / UNA Arquitetos] 27 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Social Housing in Can Batlló / Espinet / Ubach

first_imgArchDaily Manufacturers: Baumit, Cortizo, Otis, Swiss Krono AG, INDUSTRIAS DURMIAssociate Architect:Pedro OndoñoChief Project Architect:Berta GrauTeam:Marta Longo, Miquel MirallesStructures:Bis Arquitectes, Àrea 5Engineering:Josep Ma Delmuns, Josep ZaldívarExecutive Management:Ardèvol AssociatsTechnical Architect:Enric IturbeArchitect Pmh:Daniel LópezConstruction:Cartuja Inmobiliaria, SAUAuthors:Miquel Espinet, Antoni UbachCity:BarcelonaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pedro PegenauteRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0INTERIOR COURTYARD AS A HEAT ENGINEThe architecture studio Espinet / Ubach has completed a project consisting of 26 social housing units situated next to the emblematic old textile factory Can Batlló in Barcelona. A central courtyard is the driving element of the project, as it regulates the temperature of the building and acts as the epicentre of community life.Save this picture!© Pedro PegenauteSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Pedro PegenauteThe residential building of Can Batlló is the result of a public competition organized by the Municipal Patronat de l’Habitatge de Barcelona (PMHB). It is located on a residual site, bordering the former textile factory of Can Batlló (which has been classified as ‘of public interest’), in the heart of the Sants district.Save this picture!© Pedro PegenauteUnder the title ‘Opening Roads’, the competition presented the concept of a ‘wrapped’ structure of different heights, in accordance with local regulations on exterior and interior levels. Save this picture!© Pedro PegenauteThis initial approach allowed us to explore the qualities of an interior courtyard, not only as a lighting and ventilation element, but also as an instrument of connection between the dwellings. The courtyard works as a climatic machine and has obtained very favourable results in the bioclimatic study of the building.Save this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Pedro PegenauteSave this picture!Third floor planSave this picture!© Pedro PegenauteThe programme presents a new way of understanding the internal layout of the dwellings. A ring of service areas has been placed around the courtyard, in the inner crown, and flexible living areas on the exterior facade.Save this picture!© Pedro PegenauteThe ‘skin’ of the building adapts to each façade and produces optimal visual assembly. The result is the subtle fractures in the façade, the de-orthogonally of the envelope, and the break in geometric order of the dividing walls.Save this picture!© Pedro PegenauteThe building has a robust presence at street level.  A porch shelters the entrance to the garage and enlarges the pedestrian access to the Can Batlló park. The treatment of facades reflects this intention; vivid white vertical perforations on the floors that accommodate the apartments and dark grey in the treatment of corrugated sheets on the ground floor. The building appears to ‘float’ thanks to this chromatic contrast.Save this picture!© Pedro PegenauteFounded in Barcelona in 1976 under the direction of Miquel Espinet (1948) and Antoni Ubach (1944-2018), the studio’s work is based on social and cultural commitment, technological innovation, a respect for the environment and functionality. Among their most recent works are a medical research complex in Barcelona, ​​a winery in Tarragona and the restoration of the emblematic Palau Pons i Pascual in Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona.Save this picture!Detail 02Project gallerySee allShow lessC.F. Møller Architects Unveil Images of New Carlsberg Headquarters in CopenhagenArchitecture NewsThe Best Student Drawings of 2018 Awarded by the Aarhus School of ArchitectureArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Carrer del Camp, 63, 08022 Barcelona, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs Spain Photographs:  Pedro Pegenaute Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  3949 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Social Housing in Can Batlló / Espinet / Ubach ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906886/social-housing-in-can-batllo-espinet-ubach Clipboard 2018 CopyHousing•Barcelona, Spain “COPY”center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906886/social-housing-in-can-batllo-espinet-ubach Clipboard CopyAbout this officeEspinet / UbachOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingBarcelonaSpainPublished on December 03, 2018Cite: “Social Housing in Can Batlló / Espinet / Ubach” [Viviendas Sociales en Can Batlló / Espinet / Ubach] 03 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Save this picture!© Pedro Pegenaute+ 34Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Projects Architects: Espinet / Ubach Area Area of this architecture project Housing “COPY” Social Housing in Can Batlló / Espinet / UbachSave this projectSaveSocial Housing in Can Batlló / Espinet / Ubachlast_img read more

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House in Konohana / Fujiwaramuro Architects

first_img Japan Area:  91 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architects: Save this picture!© Toshiyuki Yano+ 30Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs:  Toshiyuki Yano Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922229/house-in-konohana-fujiwaramuro-architects Clipboard “COPY” House in Konohana / Fujiwaramuro Architects ArchDaily CopyHouses•Osaka, Japan Architects: FujiwaraMuro Architects Area Area of this architecture project 2019 Year:  Photographs Projects House in Konohana / Fujiwaramuro ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Konohana / Fujiwaramuro Architects Houses Manufacturers: KOUSEI, LIXIL  Shintaro Fujiwara, Yoshio Muro ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922229/house-in-konohana-fujiwaramuro-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. Although this residence in Osaka’s old town district sits on a relatively large lot, the clients wanted to reserve part of the property for a three-space public parking lot they hope to operate there in the future. Appropriately dividing this “public” zone from the “private” zone of the home was a central theme of the project. Devising a way to separate the “outer” zone of the road and neighboring properties from the “inner” zone of the lot itself is also a perennial theme in projects like this that are situated on relatively large properties.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoTypically, walls are used to divide zones, and this part of Osaka is full of such walls separating public from private and outer from inner. We are always interested in how to make these walls that form such an integral part of the streetscape more appealing. Rather than strictly segregating various zones, we wanted to create a soft, attractive boundary line that segmented them, sometimes blocking lines of sight and sometimes inviting people in.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoOur solution was to divide the property into quarters using two arced concrete walls. We defined the four resulting zones in descending order of privacy as “outer public,” “outer private,” “inner public,” and “inner private.” The outer public zone contains the parking lot; the outer private zone contains a parking space for the residents and the approach; the inner public zone contains the entryway, Japanese-style room for entertaining guests, WCbathrooms, and other more peripheral spaces; and the inner private zone contains the open living-dining-kitchen area and courtyard where the family spend most of their time.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoThe design of the two arced walls gently links the outer private and inner public spaces, drawing the residents inside. On the other hand, the two walls block views into the home from the street, maintaining complete privacy where it is desired while allowing a glimpse of the entryway and Japanese-style room from the approach. One of the walls extends inside the residence, becoming an interior dividing wall. The walls thus do not segregate public, private, outer, and inner zones, but instead, guide the movement of people through the space, alternately block and invite lines of sight, and exist as an integrated component of daily life.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoProject gallerySee allShow lessKalkbreite Complex / Müller Sigrist ArchitektenSelected ProjectsDenise Scott Brown Receives the Lisbon Triennial-Millennium BCP-AwardArchitecture News Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeFujiwaraMuro ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOsakaJapanPublished on August 05, 2019Cite: “House in Konohana / Fujiwaramuro Architects” 05 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Grants for charities in Ashford, Kent

Grants for charities in Ashford, Kent AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  17 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Community groups working in Hothfield and the Stanhope district of Ashford are invited to apply for grants worth up to £500 from the Kent Community Fund. Find out more from Charities Aid Foundation. Howard Lake | 11 December 2000 | News Advertisement read more

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Partido Workers World-Mundo Obrero condena las declaraciones de Trump sobre Venezuela

first_imgEl Partido Workers World-Mundo Obrero condena las declaraciones que el presidente estadounidense Donald Trump hizo el 11 de agosto contra el pueblo de Venezuela, especialmente su amenaza abierta de usar la “opción militar”, es decir, que la fuerza militar estadounidense podría ser usada contra el pueblo soberano de ese país.Prometemos hacer todo lo posible para movilizar a la población de los Estados Unidos a manifestarse para detener cualquier intervención estadounidense en Venezuela.El PWW-MO también condena como flagrante mentira, la calumnia al presidente bolivariano por parte del presidente estadounidense, acusándolo falsamente de retener a presos políticos y de ser responsable de la muerte de venezolanos y de atacar los derechos humanos.Por el contrario, son las llamadas fuerzas de oposición en Venezuela – que están alineadas con el imperialismo estadounidense contra el gobierno venezolano – que han causado terror en las calles con sus “guarimbas” – las violentas manifestaciones que agreden a las/os partidarios de la Revolución.Con su habitual fanfarronería mentirosa, Trump exigió que el presidente venezolano, Nicolás Maduro, liberara a los presos políticos. Se atrevió a hacer esta demanda al mismo tiempo que Estados Unidos encarcela a 2,3 millones de personas, en su mayoría negras, latinas e indígenas. Quienes están en las cárceles estadounidenses incluyen a muchas/os activistas políticos y luchadores por la libertad que han estado en la cárcel por más de tres décadas.Respecto a los derechos humanos, el Washington Post informó que 963 personas fueron abatidas por la policía en 2016 en Estados Unidos, y que a partir del 13 de agosto, unas 611 han sido asesinadas en 2017 por la policía. Trump mismo tomó el lado de las peores ratas fascistas en los Estados Unidos con respecto a la confrontación el pasado 12 de agosto después de que contra-manifestantes antifascistas fueran heridas/os y una asesinada en Charlottesville, Virginia, por los nazis y el Klan.Así que es la Casa Blanca en Washington y no el gobierno de Maduro que está amenazando los derechos humanos y reprimiendo a la población.Aunque el Pentágono declaró que no había recibido órdenes sobre Venezuela, sabemos que las Fuerzas Armadas estadounidenses ya se estaban preparando para una invasión. En junio, los militares estadounidenses realizaron ejercicios que denominaron “Operación Tradewinds 2017” en la isla de Barbados con 2.500 soldados, a 670 millas de la costa venezolana, y luego en Trinidad y Tobago, a sólo 373 millas de distancia.El ejército norteamericano planea otro ejercicio en noviembre llamado “Operación América Unida”, en una base en Brasil, cerca de las fronteras con Perú y Colombia y muy cerca de la frontera venezolana.El vicepresidente Mike Pence está visitando actualmente Colombia, Argentina, Chile y Panamá. No sería de extrañar que “tuerza los brazos” de esos países para que favorezcan la intervención militar en Venezuela, justo después de que algunos de estos países -que se han opuesto y condenado repetidamente al gobierno bolivariano- rechazaron la declaración militarista de Trump, afirmando que condenaban cualquier medida militar y el uso de la fuerza contra Venezuela.Puesto que incluso su propio personal de la Casa Blanca no parece saber lo que hará este presidente o tuiteará a continuación, no hay manera de que otros puedan estar seguros de si su fanfarronada beligerante contra Venezuela se convertirá en acción. Pero debemos tomar en serio las amenazas contra Venezuela y continuaremos explicando a la clase obrera estadounidense la verdad sobre el gobierno revolucionario bolivariano en Venezuela y movilizándonos contra cualquier intervención estadounidense contra este país soberano.¡EUA, manos fuera de Venezuela!¡Viva la Revolución Bolivariana!¡Viva la Asamblea Nacional Constituyente!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Friend recounts victim’s last moments before Houston explosion

first_imgiStock(HOUSTON) — A deadly explosion that left two people dead and sent shock waves throughout the city was felt by one of the victim’s friends, just after they spoke on the phone.Bobbie, a friend of one of the victims, told ABC Houston station KTRK-TV that the two were on the phone when the victim arrived at the Watson Grinding and Manufacturing just before 4:30 a.m. Friday, when the blast occurred.“He goes, ‘Hey, something is not right.’ I’m like why? And he’s like, ‘I’m here in the parking lot at my job and I just smell something really, really funny’. He goes, ‘It smells like gas,’” Bobbie told the station.She said he then told her another co-worker arrived and the two were going to check out the issue.“He said, ‘I can hear a very loud hissing sound,’” Bobbie said.Not long after, she said she felt the explosion from her home about five miles away.Bobbie said she hasn’t been able to reach her friend since. She did not name which of the victims was her friend.Authorities identified the two victims who were killed as Gerardo Castorena and Frank Flores, both employees at Watson Grinding and Manufacturing.The manufacturing company issued a statement expressing its condolences to the families of the victims, but did not name the two employees who were killed.“Our hearts go out to the families and businesses impacted by this incident and to our community,” the statement read. “At this time, our immediate concern is the safety and well-being of everyone in the area and our employees.”The company was “working diligently” with federal, state and local authorities to investigate the accident, according to the statement.It was not yet clear exactly what caused the explosion, but Houston Fire Chief Samuel Pena noted there was a leak coming from a 2,000-gallon tank of propylene.Multiple homes and a nearby strip mall also sustained “significant damage” in the blast, which happened around 4:30 a.m. local time on Friday, Pena said at a press conference.Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said a multi-agency arson investigation has been launched. He made a point to note that there is no reason to believe it was terror-related or an intentional act.It is protocol to conduct an investigation and it will look into whether all regulations had been properly followed prior to the explosion, according to Acevedo.A temporary shelter was set up at 4703 Shadowdale Drive and at least 48 people were sheltering there, according to KTRK-TV.Acevedo asked for the public to consider offering help and donating to the families who had been affected.“This is an area where it isn’t the most affluent, so my thoughts are with all the individuals, whether they rent or own, that will be potentially displaced,” Acevedo said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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