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Beach House Chihuahua / Colle-Croce + Mariana Kusenier

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804155/beach-house-chihuahua-colle-croce-plus-mariana-kusenier Clipboard Beach House Chihuahua / Colle-Croce + Mariana Kusenier Uruguay ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804155/beach-house-chihuahua-colle-croce-plus-mariana-kusenier Clipboard Projects Architects: Colle-Croce, Mariana Kusenier Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Javier Agustín Rojas+ 33 Share Houses Photographscenter_img Beach House Chihuahua / Colle-Croce + Mariana KusenierSave this projectSaveBeach House Chihuahua / Colle-Croce + Mariana Kusenier 2016 Year:  CopyHouses•Uruguay Photographs:  Javier Agustín RojasSave this picture!© Javier Agustín RojasRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolinePorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. The house is located in Chihuahua beach, Uruguay, on the dune that constitutes the first building line facing the ocean.Save this picture!© Javier Agustín RojasA structural system of columns, beams and slabs, made of reinforced concrete, places the “piano nobile” ten meters above sea level.Save this picture!AxonometricIn this way, aside from reaching the best ocean views, it warrants a continuous and dynamic balance of the dune. This situation allows the interaction of the wind with the sandbars.Save this picture!© Javier Agustín RojasOn the support formed by the structure and service base, two compact volumes are assembled articulated by a series of expansions that function as arrivals from the dune. The envelopment is solved in Steel Frame coated in boards of lapacho in the outside and pine painted of white in the interior.Save this picture!© Javier Agustín RojasThe main house which constitutes the major volume, it has a large living room / dinning room / kitchen expanding to a cantilevered veranda overlooking the ocean, from where you can reach broad views towards Punta Ballena and the sunset over Piriápolis, as well as, another facing north protected from the winds; this content patio works as an outdoor kitchen. Two bedrooms and bathrooms complete the program. Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe second volume, of smaller dimensions, is the guest pavilion, has a living, terrace, two bedrooms and bathrooms.Save this picture!© Javier Agustín RojasThis programmatic division allow the independent use of the units.The material expression of the set is in direct consonance with some vernacular constructions confirming the pertinence of the chosen system in relation to the requirements of the site.Save this picture!DetailProject gallerySee allShow lessIKEA’s Better Shelter Wins Design of the Year 2016Architecture News10 Shortlisted Designs for London Holocaust Memorial RevealedArchitecture News Share “COPY” “COPY” CopyAbout this officeColle-CroceOfficeFollowMariana KusenierOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUruguayPublished on January 27, 2017Cite: “Beach House Chihuahua / Colle-Croce + Mariana Kusenier” 27 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?奇瓦瓦海滨别墅 / Colle-Croce + Mariana Kusenier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

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House in the Air / APS – Pablo Senmartin

first_img “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAPS – Pablo SenmartinOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCórdobaArgentinaPublished on December 31, 2018Cite: “House in the Air / APS – Pablo Senmartin” [ Casa en el Aire / APS – Pablo Senmartin] 31 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore 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 Projects 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902382/house-in-the-air-aps-pablo-senmartin Clipboard Manufacturers: Electroalem, Geotecnia Srl, Integral Aberturas, SaniplastConstruction:Pablo SenmartinStructural Calculation:Alberto HauletAuthor Architect:Pablo SenmartinDesign Team:Carlos NietoGraphic Design:Cristian RomeroCity:CordobaCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40 “I’m going to make you a house in the air, so that you live, as that house has no foundations, it has the system that I invented … and if it does not fly, it does not rise, it will not reach there” .  Rafael EscalonaSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteIn the northwest area of ​​the extensive periphery of the city of Córdoba, there is the San Martin natural reserve, around which a series of closed neighborhoods have grown in recent years. In one of these neighborhoods, the studio carried out this house for a family of 5 members. Being away from the center of the city, the program requested by the family included areas of study and work for parents and children, as well as areas of common use that support an intense social life.Save this picture!Plans and SectionsThe land of 600m2 is located in a corner that contains an old carob tree, which was taken as an opportunity within the structure of the neighborhood, among many fences and walls, to generate a place of reference and encounter, a place-square, from where , you can access both the study area – work of the house, as the kitchen-services sector, as well as the area of ​​multiple use separately depending on the occasion.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThere is no single front, there is no single access, there are alternatives.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteFrom the square, the house works through the articulation of programmatic blocks that are superimposed on each other, a journey is proposed, the house begins its transformation, looking for connections between the various elements of the context, a stone block – pirca , next to the carob tree as an image of link with the landscape of the nature reserve, from this introverted image, solid and simple, it moves towards a transparent, luminous, flexible interior that surrounds a large courtyard with a pool.Save this picture!ProgramSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThis fluidity and inner transparency is achieved by implementing as a guideline the challenge to gravity, placing 2 solid volumes containing the bedrooms, resting on another 2 lightweight rooms of common use, these volumes are displaced, producing a phase shift that arms Transitional spaces, when the supports are hidden, by contrast, they seem to fly, they rise looking for images of the nearby natural reserve. The constructive technique of the reinforced concrete at the service of the concept-idea to reach allows to reach a cantilever of 4.50m x 5.50m by means of a ribbed slab with flat beams of 40cm of height supported on piles of 25×25 cm.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteA central vacuum divides the functional program and increases the feeling of weightlessness. The reinforced concrete staircase occupies a central position and crosses the double height, as an articulating reference and as a sculpture within this integrated and fluid space.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThe transparent and aerial house, has managed to avoid fences.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteProject gallerySee allShow lessTuíra Açaí / Traama ArquiteturaSelected ProjectsSupplies Storage and Management Facility / Elcio Gomes Silva + Valério Augusto Soare…Selected Projects Share Year:  House in the Air / APS – Pablo SenmartinSave this projectSaveHouse in the Air / APS – Pablo Senmartin “COPY” Houses ArchDaily Area:  400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Gonzalo Viramonte+ 25Curated by Danae Santibañez Share CopyHouses•Cordoba, Argentina Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Argentina ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902382/house-in-the-air-aps-pablo-senmartin Clipboard House in the Air / APS – Pablo Senmartin Architects: APS – Pablo Senmartin Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more


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Mandela’s legacy extends from South Africa, the Continent to the world

first_imgNelson Mandela and Fidel Castro meet inDurban in 1998 for Non-Aligned Movement Summit.Nelson Mandela’s death has drawn responses from throughout the U.S. and the world. To oppressed and working people, Mandela was a symbol and example of self-sacrifice and lifelong commitment to revolutionary change.Placing his legacy in a revolutionary perspective is important in countering the corporate media view, which attempts to strip away the actual history of collective struggle in South Africa and its influence on the international movements against racism, imperialism and class exploitation.The struggle for freedom and liberation in South Africa began in 1652, when the Dutch settler Jan Van Riebeeck landed at the Cape of Good Hope already accompanied by enslaved Africans from other regions of the continent.Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa at Mvezo in Umtatu, and would grow up in the village of Qunu. He came from a traditional Xhosa royal lineage among the Thembu people but sought to expand his horizons and went to live in Johannesburg, the commercial and industrial center of the white-dominated settler state.Mandela was an athlete and became a boxer. He would study law and later join the African National Congress with the aegis of his lifelong friend Walter Sisulu. In subsequent years he became a leading member of the South African Communist Party (SACP), serving on its central executive committee.During the 1940s, the ANC formed the Youth League, which advanced a “Program of Action” calling for the transformation of the organization into a mass national liberation movement seeking to directly confront the system of racism and class oppression. The ANC had been formed in 1912 in the Free State province of South Africa in an effort to bring all of the African nationalities into one organization to more effectively fight colonial domination.Earlier in 1910, the Union of South Africa had been formed. This represented a compromise between the English and the Dutch descendants, the Boers, who had fought a bloody three-year war from 1899 to 1902 over which European oppressor nation would control this vast agricultural and mineral-rich land. The Union of South Africa represented an unholy alliance of the white settlers who sought to further rationalize a system of land confiscation, mineral extraction and the exploitation of the labor of the majority African population.The ANC drew upon the legacy of struggle waged by various African nationalities such as the Basotho, Zulu and Xhosa during the 19th and early 20th centuries, fusing the legacy of these wars of resistance and liberation into a unified national movement.Under the Union, the British became dominant in government. However, after World War II, the Nationalist Party of the Boers took power in 1948, codifying the system of racism, national oppression and class exploitation as “apartheid.” Many within the Afrikaner (Dutch descendants, or Boers) population had supported the Nazis.The ANC was representative of the awakening of all Africans throughout the continent from the ravages of slavery and colonialism over the course of the 20th century. In the immediate aftermath of World War II, the mass determination of the African people grew more militant. Independence movements were formed all throughout the region, from Egypt and Algeria in the North; through Ghana, Guinea, Mali and others in the West; all through Central Africa, including Congo; across to the East, with uprisings in Kenya and Tanzania; and down to the South, where Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa and others would arouse hundreds of millions in the mass, labor and armed struggles aimed at national liberation.The armed phase of the African revolutionSome states in Africa gained their independence through mass political resistance absent of an organized armed struggle. Nonetheless, many others were forced to take up arms and fight the colonialists and their allies for national liberation.A wave of repression swept South Africa in response to the “Defiance of Unjust Laws Campaign” from 1952 to 1956. The top leaders of the ANC, the SACP, the Congress of Democrats, the Colored People’s Congress, the Federation of South African Women, the South African Indian Congress and the South African Congress of Trade Unions were charged with treason. A show trial, staged by the apartheid regime, lasted from 1956 to 1960. This treason trial, involving 156 organizers, collapsed in 1960 with the acquittals of Mandela and many other leaders.After the Sharpeville massacre of March 21, 1960, prompted the banning of the ANC, the Pan-Africanist Congress and others, Mandela and his comrades decided to organize Um Khonto We Sizwe (Spear of the Nation), a guerrilla unit that would attack power stations, government buildings, rail lines and other symbols of white-minority rule.In May 1961, amid a general strike, in an interview with a British news reporter at an undisclosed location in South Africa, Mandela announced that “it is futile to continue talking nonviolence to an enemy” only concerned with maintaining control through violence.Mandela left the country secretly while under banishment in South Africa and traveled to other parts of the continent, as well as England. He studied guerrilla warfare and military affairs in Ethiopia and at an Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) training camp in Oujda, Morocco. In Ethiopia, Mandela addressed the Conference of the Pan-African Freedom Movement of East and Central Africa in January 1962.During the PAFMECA Conference, Mandela, representing the ANC, told the delegates: “During the past 10 months I moved up and down my country and spoke to peasants in the countryside, to workers in the cities, to students and professional people. It dawned on me quite clearly that the situation had become explosive.”He continued: “It was not surprising therefore when one morning in October last year [1961] we woke up to read press reports of widespread sabotage involving the cutting of telephone wires and the blowing up of power pylons. The government remained unshaken and white South Africa tried to dismiss it as the work of criminals.“Then on the night of 16 December last year the whole of South Africa vibrated under the heavy blows of Umkhonto we Sizwe. Government buildings were blasted with explosives in Johannesburg, the industrial heart of South Africa; in Port Elizabeth; and in Durban. It was now clear that this was a political demonstration of a formidable kind, and the press announced the beginning of planned acts of sabotage in the country.“It was still a small beginning because a government as strong and as aggressive as that of South Africa can never be induced to part with political power by bomb explosions in one night and in three cities only. But in a country where freedom fighters frequently pay with their very lives and at a time when the most elaborate military preparations are being made to crush the people’s struggles, planned acts of sabotage against government installations introduce a new phase in the political situation and are a demonstration of the people’s unshakeable determination to win freedom whatever the cost may be. The government is preparing to strike viciously at political leaders and freedom fighters. But the people will not take these blows sitting down.”Mandela later re-entered South Africa and was captured in August 1962. He would reveal during the Rivonia Treason Trial of 1964 that “in Africa I was promised support by such men … [as] Ben Bella, now President of Algeria. … It was Ben Bella who invited me to visit Oujda, the Headquarters of the Algerian Army of National Liberation, the visit which is described in my diary, one of the Exhibits.”What has not been mentioned by corporate television networks that have lavished praise on Mandela in his death is that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is said to have played a critical role in the ANC leader’s capture. This claim has been reported in numerous sources even within the South African press.In a June 10, 1990, article published in the New York Times on the eve of a visit by Mandela to the U.S., just four months after his release from 27 years in prison, David Johnston wrote that a report from the Cox news service revealed that “the intelligence service, using an agent inside the African National Congress, provided South African security officials with precise information about Mr. Mandela’s activities that enabled the police to arrest him.”The article noted that “the report, scheduled for publication on Sunday, quoted an unidentified retired official who said that a senior CIA officer told him shortly after Mr. Mandela’s arrest: ‘We have turned Mandela over to the South African Security branch. We gave them every detail, what he would be wearing, the time of day, just where he would be.’”Johnston also wrote that “Mark Mansfield, a spokesman for the agency, declined to comment on the news-service report. ‘As a matter of policy, we do not discuss allegations of intelligence activities.’”This collaboration between the racist apartheid regime and U.S. intelligence was replicated in the economic sphere. At the height of the apartheid system, nearly 400 corporations inside the U.S. had direct investments in racist South Africa and its colony of Namibia, which gained independence in 1990.Isolating apartheid domestically and internationallyThe investments of U.S. imperialism and its allies in the West became a major focus of the ANC and its supporters both inside and outside of South Africa. In support of the mass movement for national liberation, millions inside the U.S. and around the world joined the various campaigns for the divestment from apartheid and the release of its political prisoners. Nelson Mandela became a household word during the mid-1980s as a symbol of resistance by the South African people against national oppression.It was the combined efforts of the armed, mass and labor struggles inside South Africa, in conjunction with the international movement of solidarity, that proved to be decisive in the unbanning of the ANC, the SACP and other organizations, the release of political prisoners, the return of exiles from outside the country and the eventual negotiations for the holding of democratic elections. Those elections resulted in the ascendancy of the ANC to state power in April-May 1994.Another decisive factor in the total liberation of Southern Africa was the defeat of the racist South African Defense Forces in southern Angola during 1987-1988. Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola leader Dr. Agostino Neto had asked Cuba to intervene in Angola in November 1975, when the independence of the former Portuguese colony, newly won through armed struggle, was imperiled.In late 1975, Cuba deployed 55,000 of its own troops, which fought alongside the MPLA military forces and others to defeat the SADF for the first time.  Cuban internationalist forces would remain in Angola for 13 years, until the apartheid army was defeated by the combined forces of Cuban President Fidel Castro’s army, the Angolan military, the armed wing of the South West Africa People’s Organization, the People’s Liberation Army of Namibia and Um Khonto We Sizwe, which had bases inside Angola. Some 350,000 Cubans would serve in Angola between 1975 and 1989, making a monumental contribution to the African Revolution.Mandela as ANC President of South AfricaMandela would serve one five-year term as president of the Republic of South Africa, from 1994 to 1999. His administration built homes for 2 million South Africans, provided electricity and running water to millions more, opened up the health care system to Africans, instituted affirmative action programs to empower the African majority and developed a constitution that outlawed the death penalty as well as racial and gender discrimination.Under Mandela, South Africa would serve as an example to all oppressed and struggling peoples throughout the world. The country continues today to be in solidarity with the liberation movement of the Palestinians and the people of the Western Sahara, and maintains positions in support of African unity and economic integration.Today the chair of the African Union Commission is a South African woman, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. South Africa plays a leading role within the African Union, is a member of the BRICS Summit (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), and occupies a leading role in the regional Southern African Development Community and other international bodies.Although the struggle inside South Africa and throughout the region is by no means complete, the legacy of Mandela through the ANC, SACP, COSATU and other affiliated organizations will live on. The neocolonial phase of post-independence Africa will also pass as the contradictions within world capitalism become more pronounced and unbearable, as did apartheid.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


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‘Expanding Empire’ revisited

first_imgVince Copeland, a founding leader of Workers World Party, first published a riveting booklet in 1968 entitled “Expanding Empire: The Global War Drive of Big Business and the Forces That Will Stop It.” Its popularity was expressed in several subsequent printings. In this writer’s view, it is a must read or a must revisit at the earliest opportunity for those involved in the work of study or organizing or both.“Expanding Empire” maps out quite well the links between past and current publications that expose the deleterious impact this greedy practice of land and resource theft has on the world in general, and specific regions in particular. Empire-building endangers the entire planet. Workers the world over must resist it. Copeland succeeds in providing us with more effective intellectual ammunition to do just that.Rereading “Expanding Empire” places Gen. Smedley D. Butler’s (U.S. Marine Corps) remarks in a renewed, deeper context; breaking down in simple yet complex terms the following notion: “The flag follows the dollar and the dollar follows the flag.” (p. 39) The dollar symbolizes big business and the flag, the U.S. military. This symbiotic relationship found genocidal expression in Manifest Destiny in the U.S. and in Kipling’s “take up the White Man’s burden,” excusing British imperialism.Eisenhower dubbed it the “military-industrial complex.” Gil Scott Heron illustrated it verbally in a song, “Work for Peace,” talking about the “military and the monetary.”“Expanding Empire” is a tome that handily succeeds at unmasking the real motives behind capitalism. As a system, capitalism is mandated to confront and grapple with the inherent problem of having to “expand or die.” It is a domestic and international albatross around the neck of finance capital. Every aspect of living is at stake for millions. Control of resources and markets in pursuit of domination or monopoly is the insatiable goal of the capitalists. Nothing is sacred. Force is only one of its insidious weapons.An excerpt from the impressive jacket cover is spot-on: “The basic cause of the U.S. invasion of Vietnam lies deep within the economic and social system of the United States itself. The aggression was built in, and the Asian War was predetermined before Lyndon Johnson was born.”Leopards don’t change their spots. When any U.S. president jumps up and tries to lay down another lie-filled rationale for war, workers would do well to remember another profound point generated by Copeland: “From the Philippines in 1898 to Vietnam in 1968, one U.S. administration after another has planned the conquest of Asia. Why — and for whom?”The Middle East, too, has always been in the gunsights of U.S. imperialism for the last 100 years! The history and behavior have been quite sordid.The U.S. shamelessly and cruelly exploited the daughters and sons of Africa for four centuries. Notwithstanding the crocodile tears over Nelson Mandela, why is it that the U.S. now has a well-established military presence in 35 African nations under the banner of Africom [the United States Africa Command]?You guessed it. Africa has stupendous oil and mineral wealth that the U.S. and Europe seek to dominate at the tremendous expense of its people.Vladimir Lenin, Kwame Nkrumah, Sam Marcy and Sara Flounders have written invaluable observations about the structural designs of imperialism. Their writings are as follows respectively: “Imperialism the Highest Stage of Capitalism”; “Neo-Colonialism — the Highest Stage of Imperialism”; “The Bolsheviks and War”; and “War Without Victory.” “Expanding Empire” loyally links all the above.The U.S. seeks to convert huge swaths of the world into its own private playpen. We must resist this diabolical intent. Relentlessly. To quote Frantz Fanon from his “Wretched of the Earth” classic, workers in the U.S., particularly, “must out of relative obscurity, discover their mission, fulfill it or betray it.”“Expanding Empire: The Global War Drive of Big Business and the Forces That Will Stop It,” can be read online at workers.org/cm/empire.html.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


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Brazil Opens Market for U.S. Corn Imports

first_img Brazil Opens Market for U.S. Corn Imports SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleGiving Consumers What They Want, MisinformationNext articleIndiana Farmers Still Favor Biotech Crops Hoosier Ag Today By Hoosier Ag Today – Oct 9, 2016 Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Brazil Opens Market for U.S. Corn Imports Brazil recently paved the way for imports of U.S. corn following a short corn crop, according to industry sources. Last week, regulators in Brazil met and authorized outstanding biotech products needed to open Brazil for U.S. corn exports. The U.S. Grains Council says Brazil has faced a significant shortfall in its current corn crop, particularly in its second winter crop; with an estimated 16 million metric tons less produced this year than the last growing season. This has halved exports and prompted imports from regional producers Argentina and Paraguay.To date, the United States has not been able to fill the demand due to lack of approvals of some biotech products used by U.S. farmers. However, the Grains Council says last week’s move by Brazil opens the doors for U.S. corn. Still, imported corn may be limited to specific use in Brazil, restricting the export potential.Source: NAFB New Servicelast_img read more


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In continuing harassment, newspaper editor forbidden to leave country

first_img Angolan police unleash dog on reporter covering protest May 13, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 In continuing harassment, newspaper editor forbidden to leave country Crackdown on reporters covering Luanda demonstration Organisation News Cyber-attacks against Angolan news site and reporter October 28, 2020 Find out more RSF_en to go further Reporters Without Borders condemns the foreign travel ban that has been placed on William Tonet, the editor of the independent Luanda-based biweekly Folha 8 (F8), whose passport was seized when he tried to cross by land into Namibia on 9 May. Tonet has been harassed by the authorities ever since the newspaper’s creation in 1995.“The persecution of Tonet because of the stories he publishes is unacceptable and must stop at once,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This latest incident is symptomatic of the lack of press freedom in Angola and we find it disturbing. We call on the authorities to guarantee Tonet’s right to complete freedom of movement.”Members of the Immigration Department (SME) seized Tonet’s passport and notified him that he was on a list of persons forbidden to leave the country when he arrived at the Santa Clara border post, 40 km south of Onjiva (in Cunene province), on 9 May with the aim of entering Namibia. He hopes to recover his passport by filing a complaint against the SME.Tonet said he thought the foreign travel ban was the result of a 4 April story about the murders of Guinea-Bissau President João Bernardo “Nino” Vieira and armed forces chief of staff Gen. Tagmé Na Waié, which was accompanied by photos of their bodies taken in the morgue after autopsy and warned of the danger of a similar coup attempt in Angola.As a result of the story, Gen. João Maria Moreira de Sousa, the prosecutor general, charged Tonet and one of his reporters, Arlindo Santana, with “abusing press freedom by violating the principle of respect for the dead” and “inciting, through the media, criminal practices or the condoning of criminal activity.” When charged, they were not told they were forbidden to leave the country.In 2007, F8 broke the story of the dismissal and arrest of former intelligence chief Gen. Fernando Garcia Miala, who was subsequently sentenced to two years in prison. It was the judge in charge of that case, Gen. Moreira de Sousa, who as prosecutor general has brought the charges against Tonet now.At total of 69 complaints have been brought against Tonet and his newspaper since 1995. October 9, 2020 Find out morecenter_img AngolaAfrica News News Help by sharing this information February 17, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts AngolaAfrica Follow the news on Angolalast_img read more


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Cllr Gary Doherty takes the helm of the Lifford-Stranorlar MD

first_img Previous articleLifeguards returning to 13 Donegal beachesNext articleOne more Covid-19 death in NI News Highland Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Councillor Gary Doherty has today been elected the new Cathaoirleach of the Lifford-Stranorlar Municipal District following the AGM at County House in Lifford today.Cllr Doherty succeeds Indeoendent Cllr Frank McBrearty in the Chair, Fianna Fáil Cllr Gerry Crawford was elected as Leas Cathaoirleach.Cllr Doherty says the coming year may present unprecedented challenges as a result of the Covid crisis, but he wants to progress projects such as the Riverine Project, flood defence schemes, various housing capital projects and Town and Village Renewal schemes. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Cllr Gary Doherty takes the helm of the Lifford-Stranorlar MD WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook By News Highland – June 24, 2020 Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more


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Gardai investigating fire in Kilmacrennan

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Twitter Investigations are continuing into a fire in Kilmacrennan last evening.The blaze broke out at a derelict building at around 8pm.Gardai and the fire service were in attendance.Gardai say no one was injured. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleSocial distancing to be halved for pubs and restaurantsNext articleWatch/Listen: Kosovar Sadiki & Karl O’Sullivan Reaction News Highland Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Gardai investigating fire in Kilmacrennan By News Highland – May 22, 2021 Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more


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Mourning classmates hold candlelight vigil for slain Atlanta college student

first_imgAtlanta Police Department(ATLANTA) — Music and prayer filled Georgia’s Clark Atlanta University campus Sunday night as grieving students came together to remember slain classmate Alexis Crawford, allegedly killed by her roommate and the roommate’s boyfriend.Crawford’s mother “physically was unable to speak” when police told her the 21-year-old’s remains were found, family spokesman Rev. Markel Hutchins said. “All she could do was listen. And she said simply, ‘thank you.’”Meanwhile, Crawford’s father, “crying uncontrollably,” said, “they didn’t have to kill my baby,” Hutchins told the crowd at Sunday’s candlelight vigil.Crawford’s roommate, Jordyn Jones, 21, and Jones’ boyfriend, Barron Brantley, 21, have been charged with malice murder in connection with the Oct. 31 death of Crawford, Atlanta police said on Saturday.Crawford, also 21, died by asphyxiation, the medical examiner determined, according to police.In honor of Crawford, Hutchins asked those at Sunday’s vigil to hug someone next to them and tell them “you love them” “whether you know them or not.”“Love conquers hate,” Hutchins said. “The love that you have for one another conquers hate.”Crawford has nine siblings, including a brother who attends Clark Atlanta University, University President George French said at the vigil.“They need us now more than ever,” French said.Crawford had been reported missing on Nov. 1, launching a search by Atlanta police. Her body was found in a park in DeKalb County on Friday after one of the suspects led police to her body, Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields said.While a specific motive was not clear, four days before Crawford died, she had reported to police that she was the victim of “unwanted kissing and touching” from Brantley, Shields said Friday.“The case has come to one of the saddest conclusions possible and has been absolutely heartbreaking,” Shields said. “To Alexis’ family, our hearts go out to you. I am so truly sorry that we could not provide you with a better ending.”To the university community, Student Government Association President Frank Ortega said at the vigil, “The pain will still be there.”“Take care of yourselves,” he said. “Allow yourself to grieve.”Crawford’s funeral will be on Saturday, French said. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


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Personnel Today Awards 2001 update

first_imgShort listed teams for The KnowledgePool Award for Excellence in training This award recognises teams involved in innovative training schemes whichhave significantly benefited the business or organisation. Demonstratingexcellence in design and delivery, the training programmes have seen resultsthrough boosted employee motivation and improved performance LyrecoTraining and development teamWhat they didThe training and development team at office supplies company Lyrecoresponded to a business need and introduced an innovative training programmefor the team leaders in its frontline customer service department.These leaders are critical to the company’s success as thepeople they manage work at the sharp end of the business – speaking to clientsdaily and handling 600 calls and 5,000 fax orders a day. The training schemethat the team helped devise and deliver added significantly to the businessgrowth of the company. The Telford-based firm estimates that after thethree-day training course and follow-up days, productivity increased from 35.7per cent in September 1999 to 42.2 per cent in April 2001. It calculates thatit has increased sales for the company by more than £650,000.The team leader development course was attended by 11 staff andwas run twice. Areas covered included induction of staff, coaching,counselling and appraisals and team motivation. “I knew the course was awinner when I witnessed people’s willingness to do presentations, role playsand make mistakes.  I will never forgetthe team leader who delivered a training course on how to make puffpastry,” says Ian Lawson, head of training and development.Productivity and service levels are up at the company,absenteeism levels have fallen and the number of disciplinary cases have beenreduced.Why they did itThe office supplies business was bought by French companyLyreco in 1991 and there followed a period of heavy investment in bothtechnology and people. The business thrived and achieved sales of £114m lastyear. Growth and progress, however, were being restricted by the performance ofthe customer service department. The training and development team were taskedwith the job of tackling this problem.Benefits and achievementsThe Lyreco training and development team has been described byits head of customer services Paul Wright as extremely keen. “I reallyappreciate such a proactive stance to training”. The team leader traininghas yielded spectacular results which are quantifiable,” he says. Suchresults include call answering time dropping from 23 seconds to seven secondswhich means lost business has fallen to below the target of 3 per cent.The teamNumber in team 5Staff responsible for 1,250Head of training and development Ian LawsonTraining coordinator Marie MasonField sales training manager Paul PriceFoyle Food GroupHuman resources development teamWhat they didFoyle Food Group is a consortium of four meat processingcompanies created by the acquisition of three companies over the past decade.The HRD team had to design and deliver a training strategy for new staffjoining the business.The nuts and bolts of the training schemes are based on the NVQskills structure developed for meat plant workers by the UK Meat TrainingCouncil. This is complemented by the human values promoted by the Investors inPeople programme. The HRD team designed and implemented individual companydevelopment programmes, which set out the values of the group and made surethat there was consistency across the different businesses. At the same time,the individual characteristics of the companies were taken into account. All employees complete training programmes to satisfy customersthat staff are properly trained in areas like meat hygiene and compliance to healthand safety legislation. Tailor-made technical manuals for each operationalprocedure, specially compiled open learning packs, an NVQ tracking system andone-to-one tutorials are among the initiatives set up by the departments.Employee motivation and self-esteem has been measured bysurveying staff and the company has been encouraged by positive results.Why they did itThe acquisitions over the past 10 years called for a uniformtraining standard – with the emphasis on career development. The HRD team hadthe challenging task of communicating “a training culture” to newemployees, informing the affiliates about the training and developmentprogrammes pioneered and refined by Foyle Meats.Benefits and achievementsThe company development programmes have helped to demonstrateto the main British and European supermarket multiples that the Foyle FoodGroup can supply higher quality and safer products than its competitors.Every employee joining the group can achieve an NVQ or otheraccredited qualifications and labour turnover and accidents have been reduced.”The Group’s commitment to training during the [BSE and foot and mouth]crises has been contributory in preventing the mass exodus of highly skilledemployees,” says Dan Boucher, group training and development manager.The teamNumber in team 66Staff responsible for 750Group training and development manager Dan BoucherHealth and safety manager Kevin TyreProject manager David KnoxDirector Terry AchesonPersonnel manager Jeffrey BoucherNationwide Building SocietyContact centre training teamWhat they didHead of Nationwide Direct David Rigney has told the outsideworld that its sales managers and advisers are not simply “ordertakers”  – they want to be proud ofthe advice they offer customers. The Nationwide “Can Sell Will Sell” programme forcall centre sales advisers was set up with this mission statement in mind bythe contact centre training team at Nationwide’s retail training group. Drivenby the business needs of the organisation, it set out clear learningobjectives. To meet tough business targets sales managers had to change from anadministrative role to a coaching role and to confront, not avoid, difficultissues. The trainers instructed sales advisers on how they could change theirbehaviour from taking orders for “bought” products to selling”sold” products – instead of picking up easy sales they needed to puttheir sales skills into action.The main features of the specially-designed course included face-to-facelearning in a training room where trainers showed the demanding behaviourrequired of sales managers. Staff could see themselves on a video to view theirbehaviour and spent time with their line manager discussing the course.Between September 2000 and April 2001 19 sales managers and 139advisers were involved.Why they did itIn April 2000 Nationwide Direct’s performance was felt to havelow rates of success – too many customers were not receiving the personalservice that was required. An external consultancy Minerva was hired to workwith Nationwide trainers and with their help, tough business targets were set.These had the aim of increasing sales on products like accident sickness andunemployment insurance by 30 per cent.Benefits and achievementsBy April 2001 the improved business results were showing. Thenumber of buildings and contents insurance products being sold had increased by33 per cent. The training programme had helped increase mortgage sales as well,and the average cost per sale had dropped by a half. Analysis shows that nearly£100,000 of additional contribution to Nationwide’s profit had been made duringthe seven-month programme.”We are proud of these results and believe they contradictany ‘sweat shop’ perception of call centres. Based on a coaching culture, weare confident the learning will grow powerfully,” says contact centretraining manager Ian McLarty.Judge’s commentPaul Kearns, Personnel WorksLyreco”An excellent example of how training can become totallyintegrated with business operations. Training and development has earned itsplace at the senior management table and has made a demonstrable contributionto the firm’s success.”Foyle Foods Group”Training has already proved that it can play asignificant part in company performance and yet it remains flexible enough toadapt to drastic changes in market conditions.”Nationwide Building Society”Having identified opportunities where training cangenerate a commercial advantage, the training systems and processes weldtogether business needs, operational realities and the design of a well-blendedtraining solution.”KnowledgePool is Europe’s leadinge-Learning organisation, with over 35 years experience of designing anddelivering training solutions for clients worldwide. Its extensive portfolio oftraining, covering IT, personal and business skills training, are delivered attraining centres across Europe and at clients’ sites, or through itsaward-winning e-Learning service Comments are closed. 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