AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 25th July 2019 | By contenteditor Sisal will continue to operate Italy’s SuperEnalotto national lottery game, after beating bids from Lottomatica and a Sazka-backed consortium in the tender process.The nine-year concession covers the operation of SuperEnalotto and other national totalizator games, and will see Sisal make a one-off payment of €222m to the public purse.The Agenzia delle dogane e dei Monopoli’s (ADM) selection committee awarded Sisal the highest score for both its technical and financial proposals, with Lottomatica coming second in both categories.Sisal has operated the thrice-weekly SuperEnalotto draws since its launch in 1997. It has not been revealed what percentage of stakes it will take under the new agreement, though under the previous contract it receives 3.73% of amounts wagered.“I am extremely pleased, as I believe that Sisal is the best concessionaire for the management of SuperEnalotto,” Sisal chief executive Emilio Petrone said.“This decision is a great result for our company, for its history and for all its employees, and comes after a well-structured process led by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the ADM and the selection committee.”Earlier in the tender process, ADM was forced to deny that the Sazka-backed bid was the frontrunner for the concession, following newspaper reports that it was set to secure the contract. Sisal prevails in SuperEnalotto tender process Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sisal will continue to operate Italy’s SuperEnalotto national lottery game, after beating bids from Lottomatica and a Sazka-backed consortium in the tender process. Lottery Email Address Regions: Europe Southern Europe Italy Topics: Lottery Strategy
CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) 2009 annual report.Company ProfileCIEL Limited is an investment company headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius. The company operates in the following segments: agriculture and property, financial services, hotels and resorts, textiles, and healthcare businesses. The activities of the company are spread out over five countries that include Mauritius, Madagascar, Asia, Maldives and South Africa, just to name a few. CIEL Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) 2017 annual report.Company ProfileJulius Berger Nigeria Plc is a civil engineering and construction company in Nigeria. The company is involved in the planning, design and construction of major civil engineering and civil works which encompasses office and functional buildings, residential houses, sports and recreational facilities as well as infrastructure such as roads, bridges, railway lines, airports, dams and water supply schemes. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has business interests in the plants and factories, oil and gas, marine, ports and shipping and power sectors. The company’s pioneer project was the construction of the Eko Bridge in Lagos in 1964. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc (RAKUNT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc (RAKUNT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc (RAKUNT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc (RAKUNT.ng) 2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileRak Unity Petroleum Company Plc sells and distributes a range of petroleum products in Nigeria and has business interests in storing oil, gas and kerosene. The company’s Bulk division sells petroleum products in bulk which includes premium motor spirits, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene and lubricants. The Retail division sells petroleum products through a network of retail outlets in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. The Dump division sells petroleum products through dumpsites at customers’ premises. Lubricants are marketed in partnership with an international lube manufacturer. Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events The Very Rev. Barkley Thompson poses with portraits of the deans and rectors that preceded him at Christ Church Cathedral in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Photo/Luke BlountThis is the second in a series of interviews with Episcopal cathedral deans. The first story is here.[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Christ Church Cathedral was founded in 1839 when Houston was the capital of the Republic of Texas. It was the first religious congregation in the city and is the only one still located on its original site. Among the founding members were the republic’s attorney general, the secretaries of treasury, state and navy, and the Texas ministers to the United States and Mexico.Christ Church became the cathedral for the Diocese of Texas in 1949 during the centennial celebration of the diocese, and it serves as a place of hospitality and worship for all Episcopalians in the diocese. Six rectors of Christ Church have been elected bishop, including John Hines, who became presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. The Very Rev. Barkley S. Thompson began his new ministry as the eighth dean of the cathedral on Feb. 7.Carol E. Barnwell: Who was the faith bearer in your family and how did you learn and experience your faith growing up?Barkley Thompson: I was blessed to be raised in an ethos of faith. My family were members of First United Methodist Church in Paragould, Arkansas, and as a child and youth I was at the church every time the door opened for church services, youth group, potluck suppers, etc. (I owe most of my knowledge of biblical content to Methodist Sunday school.)Both of my grandmothers were major faith bearers for me. My paternal grandmother potently believed in angels. My maternal grandmother began a Christmas Day family tradition when I was a small child in which our family acted out the nativity pageant. Everyone had to participate. We would dress in old bedsheets and scraps of towels and drapes to play the parts of the Holy Family, the innkeeper, the shepherds and the Wise Men. Almost 40 years later that tradition endures in my family.CEB: How did you come to a deeper faith and choose a call to ordained ministry? What were the circumstances surrounding your decision?BT: I have felt a sense of God’s calling since adolescence. I recall a moment when I was 12 or 13, standing in the darkened and empty sanctuary of First United Methodist Church in Paragould, when I uttered to God aloud that I was his. Obviously, I didn’t know at the time exactly what that meant or how it would play out, but I was earnest, and my sentiment was true. I became an Episcopalian in college (which was a return to the mother church, as my father had been raised Episcopalian), and the first person with whom I spoke about a calling to the priesthood was the Rev. Sam Portaro, who was then the Episcopal chaplain at the University of Chicago, where I was in graduate school. Sam was a great encourager, and I will be forever grateful to him.CEB: Where have you previously served, and what specific lessons do you bring from those experiences? BT: The first congregation I served as vicar and then rector was Holy Apostles, a restart parish in Memphis. Over several years the congregation had dwindled to 40 members, and when I graduated from seminary the bishop assigned me to move the remnant of the parish to the edge of suburban growth, which was lacking an Episcopal presence. We worshiped in the chapel of St. George’s High School, while the congregation grew to over 400 members. We eventually bought land and built a church campus. Holy Apostles is now served by my good friend, the Rev. John Leach, and the parish continues to thrive.I have just completed a five-and-a-half year tenure as rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Roanoke, Virginia. St. John’s is a 150-year-old, resource-size, downtown congregation in a slow-growth city. In five-plus years, we pursued innovative-yet-still-traditional forms of worship, new programs for Christian formation, outreach initiatives and enhanced Christian community.Having served in two such different environments, I have come to believe the Episcopal Church can thrive in any context. I am also convinced that the world hungers for both our sacramental and liturgical tradition and our theology of hospitality and grace.Spiritually, my experience serving parishes has reminded me again and again that it’s crucial for the priest to pray. This may seem self-evident, but in the crush of activity at a large parish, it’s all too easy for prayer to be the thing that’s nudged off of the priest’s daily agenda. It can’t be allowed to happen. Only by regularly centering oneself in God can the priest – rector or dean – shepherd the congregation toward that same center.Practically, I am reminded again and again in my vocation that we never know the inner struggles of those we meet. The parishioner whose life seems the most together is often the one barely hanging on to faith. Approaching fellow Christians with a discerning ear and an open heart can, quite literally, be the difference between life and death. The smallest occasion of grace can be life-changing to one in need.CEB: I know you have roots at the cathedral. In what way is that connection reflected in your decision to accept a call as dean here? BT: My family traces to several of the “Old Three Hundred” who moved to Texas from the United States with Stephen F. Austin in the 1820s. My great-grandfather moved from Bellville, Texas, to Houston as a young professional, and my grandfather was raised at Christ Church Cathedral. I grew up hearing stories of ancestors who settled the land, made Texas home and fought for Texas independence. When I was a seminarian at the Seminary of the Southwest (http://www.ssw.edu/) in Austin, I was able to connect with my Texas roots. My parents made numerous visits to Austin, and we took day trips to Fayette County (from which most of my Texas ancestors hail), College Station (where my dad went to college) and other areas. The sense of calling to Christ Church Cathedral is not due to my family’s history, but added to all of the other signs that God is wedding the cathedral and me in shared ministry. My Texas roots make this move feel like a homecoming of sorts.CEB: Houston is an incredibly diverse city, ethnically and culturally. How will you meet the challenge of becoming a more diverse congregation? BT: Most importantly, the future shape of the cathedral congregation must result from a shared vision developed prayerfully over time, in close consultation with lay leadership and with broad input from the cathedral community. For that to take place, the cathedral and the dean must first have the opportunity to build trust in one another. Growth of any kind – in diversity, numbers, programs, etc. – necessarily involves change. Only through a careful, faithful and deliberate process will the dean and cathedral be able to pursue any sort of initiative with anticipation, hope and joy.That said, I can offer a few general thoughts on increasing congregational diversity. Cultural diversity can refer to nationality and ethnicity but also to generational differences and different socio-economic strata. Part of the reason mainline Christianity has so often failed to increase diversity is that churches tend to decide in a vacuum what non-represented, prospective parishioners want or need and then expect non-Episcopalian or unchurched people to embrace what we offer. The key is first to listen to the spoken hopes and needs of, for instance, the people who’ve recently made downtown Houston their home and who might be seeking a spiritual community. Only then can the cathedral know how best to respond in a way that will welcome newcomers to our midst.CEB: How do you envision the cathedral’s life in downtown Houston, in the Diocese of Texas? BT: I’ll reiterate here what I said above: Any specific vision for the cathedral’s role in downtown Houston and in the Diocese of Texas must be a shared vision developed prayerfully over time by the dean, the cathedral community and (with regard to the diocese) the bishop. With that in mind, I can offer some fairly general thoughts about my understanding of urban, downtown ministry and the cathedral’s role as the diocese’s central church.In Roanoke, St. John’s (where I most recently served) sits equidistant between the Wells Fargo Tower and Roanoke Memorial Hospital (a level 1 trauma center), which means that the parish exists in the very heart of the commercial, banking, governmental and health-care center of southwestern Virginia. When I would hear the bells of St. John’s ring each hour, they served as a reminder that God resides, not only in Sunday worship, but also in the midst of each of these parts of our collective lives. God has something to say about how we do business, how we treat our citizens and how we care for those who are hurting. God lays claim to all of us, and, because the incarnate God abides among us, all of life is holy. Urban, downtown parishes like Christ Church Cathedral bear the responsibility for reminding the city of this truth, and that responsibility is a challenge, an opportunity and a privilege.Because of its central role and location, the cathedral also can serve in Houston as an iconic alternative to other forms of Christianity that are insular and often focus on individualistic, material well-being rather than the redemption of the whole community as the body of Christ. We can be a place of spiritual welcome and refuge to all who walk through our doors seeking to know the love of God more deeply.Additionally, I hope the cathedral increasingly will serve as a center of formation, worship and cohesive identity for all Episcopalians in the Diocese of Texas, and I look forward to partnering with Bishop [C. Andrew] Doyle in developing ideas for how this might be so. In the Episcopal Church, we are fond of saying that the basic component of the church is the diocese rather than the parish, and in that sense the cathedral belongs to all Episcopalians in the diocese. (Dean [Joe] Reynolds took good care to emphasize this.)CEB: How and where did you meet your wife? How is your life together reflected in your ministry? BT: Jill and I met at Hendrix College, a fantastic liberal arts school outside of Little Rock, [Arkansas]. We lived a few doors from one another in the college apartments. Jill is a cradle Episcopalian from Trinity Cathedral in Little Rock, and since I had recently moved from the Methodist to the Episcopal Church myself, it was easy to fall in love with an Episcopalian!On the one hand, Jill is my touchstone, my counselor and my best friend. She enables me to be a faithful priest. On the other hand, Jill has engaged in the ministry of the church in her own areas of passion and interest. In recent years, she has helped with children’s ministry, and last year she co-led St. John’s-Roanoke’s “Club 45,” which is a pre-youth group for fourth- and fifth-graders. In her professional life, Jill is a physical therapist. That and motherhood are her vocations.Carol E. Barnwell is communications director for the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. This interview first appeared in the March issue of the diocesan publication Diolog. Barbara Olive says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI March 17, 2013 at 10:43 am great series on cathedral deans….how about something on the deans in rural and poor dioceses, like Idaho and Wyoming? Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group By Carol E. BarnwellPosted Mar 14, 2013 Comments (3) Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Deans Series 2013 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ March 14, 2013 at 10:43 pm It was so wonderful to read your remarks and I know you truly are the man to be called the Very Rev. Barkley Thompson. I just wanted to say congratulations to you, Jill, Griffin, and Eliza. I pray for you all and know that Christ Church Catheral is blessed to have you. Whenever it may be, if God willing, David and I will be at your ordination when you become Bishop. Just as exciting as it was to see the new Pope, it will also be exciting to see you become a Bishop. Peace Be With You!Barbara & David Olive New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear TAGSAPD Chief Michael McKinley Previous articleHere’s Everything Coming to Netflix in JanuaryNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter From Apopka Police Chief Michael McKinleyAnother year has passed and 2018 was no different than past years in bringing out the best in our community.In 2018, the Apopka Police Department continued to receive strong backing from our community. The continued support we received is humbling and cannot be measured. Throughout the entire year, we saw countless acts of kindness throughout our community and for our police officers.Apopka Police Chief Michael McKinleyAs a result of our community’s support, the Apopka Police Department was able to spend countless hours giving back to the community. Individuals and businesses donated funds and items so that we could provide assistance to those less fortunate. Thanks to these donations this past holiday season, we were able to provide gifts to 106 children from Apopka during our annual Shop with a Cop event. In addition, officers were able to deliver presents to other children directly to their homes.Once again, we were able to provide support to Loaves and Fishes – a community organization that provides food and hygiene items to individuals in need. With the donation, Loaves and Fishes was able to provide Christmas presents and food to their patrons.It is always rewarding for the officers and me to see the smiling faces of these deserving children and families. It is a true testament to what giving back is all about. These are only a few of the many outreach projects that Apopka police officers did for the community throughout the year. It would not be possible without the support we receive from our community.Your support of the Apopka Police Department is reflected in the thanks that officers receive every day of the year. There have been many times throughout the year that members of the community drop off food or treats at the department. Often, people just stop by to say, “Thanks for what you do.” These small tokens of appreciation mean a lot and do not go unnoticed.As we move to 2019, please continue to show your support and appreciation of all our local law enforcement officers. They put on the uniform every day to keep all of us safe.The men and women of the Apopka Police Department once again want to say “Thank You” for all your support. We appreciate everything you do for us, and we look forward to serving you in the coming year. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here
Photographs Villa Montfoort / Station-D ArchitectsSave this projectSaveVilla Montfoort / Station-D Architects Projects The Netherlands Manufacturers: Mombarg, ZwarthoutSave this picture!© Stijn PoelstraRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. Both man and woman for whom we designed the villa have young children from a previous relationship. Our client’s desire was to build a house that would facilitate the coming together of those two families. This resulted in a design with separate functions for each family and common meeting places for both families. Each family has its own entrance hall, living room, bathroom and toilet and bedroom area. The main hall and spacious kitchen are set up as common spaces and planned as the heart of Villa Montfoort.Save this picture!© Stijn PoelstraSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Stijn PoelstraSave this picture!First Floor PlanRough composition, rough materialsThe architectural composition and materialization of Villa Montfoort highlights the layout of the floor plan. The entrance is materialized in precast concrete elements. Beneath the entrance we designed a half-sunken basement. The vertical shift accompanied by this basement creates a dynamic composition and results in a split-level floor plan. We combined this with rough materials , such as black masonry, concrete and charred wood, each allocated to the specific area laying behind the façade.Save this picture!© Stijn PoelstraSpatial distributionThe perfectly symmetrical hallway divides the villa into two living areas. One living room on the left, and one on the right. In the centre of the design we located the kitchen as common area. Either side of the hallway has its own completely identical staircase to the first floor. Above the stairs we designed hidden skylights in the roof, which allow sunlight to stroke beautifully along the inner walls.Save this picture!© Stijn PoelstraProduct Description:The volume of the master bedroom is materialized in Nao Shima. This is a traditional Japanese technique for charred wood. This results in deep, natural textures. After a few years, the charred wood will reach its final characteristic appearance.Save this picture!© Stijn PoelstraProject gallerySee allShow lessUrban Sketchers Mexico Pays Tribute to Pedro Ramírez VázquezArticlesKleinewelt Designs a Carved Mixed-Use Housing Block for MoscowArchitecture News Share Houses ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799659/villa-montfoort-station-d-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Stijn Poelstra+ 20Curated by Julio Effa Share 2015 Villa Montfoort / Station-D Architects “COPY” Year: Area: 440 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799659/villa-montfoort-station-d-architects Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Montfoort, The Netherlands Photographs: Stijn Poelstra Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Station-D Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStation-D ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMontfoortThe NetherlandsPublished on December 08, 2018Cite: “Villa Montfoort / Station-D Architects” 08 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Area: 270 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Empírea House / TACO taller de arquitectura contextual Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Project gallerySee allShow lessSouth Side Courtyard House Pool Pavilion & Landscape / studio d’ARCSelected ProjectsMies van der Rohe Pavilion: “The Simplest Thing is the Hardest to do” by Laercio Red…Exhibition Share “COPY” Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947172/casa-empirea-taco-taller-de-arquitectura-contextual Clipboard Manufacturers: CASTEL, Comex, Tecnolite, URREA, kimikolorTeam:Carlos Patrón Ibarra, Alejandro Patrón Sansor, Ana Patrón Ibarra, Estefanía Rivero Janssen, Joaquín Muñoz Olivera, Karla Gómez LunaCity:MéridaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Leo EspinosaRecommended ProductsWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusPaintLunawoodThermowood – Premium Surface FinishingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. Casa Empírea is a single-family home designed for a young couple located in a well-established residential area in the city of Mérida. The objective was to achieve a functional refuge where the inhabitants could abstract themselves from the surrounding urban environment, with commercial and progressive considerations that would make it adaptable to various user profiles during its lifespan.Save this picture!© Leo EspinosaSave this picture!Save this picture!© Leo EspinosaThe access to the house passes through a pocket park that leads to a vestibular transition space that connects with the garage, stairs, guest bathroom and the open social space made up of the living room, dining room and kitchen. This space extends to a double-height covered outdoor terrace, the pool, the garden, a rear pavilion that contains a study/guest room and a bathroom. Located on the upper floor is the laundry area, an outdoor bar, a linen closet, a secondary bedroom with a bathroom and a master bedroom with a walk-in closet and a bathroom.Save this picture!© Leo EspinosaSave this picture!Save this picture!© Leo EspinosaThe indoor and outdoor social spaces are interconnected so that they can be merged into a large space, or isolated to hold simultaneous meetings in different environments. The rooms are located in the rare end of the house, in the most intimate area.Save this picture!© Leo EspinosaSave this picture!Save this picture!© Leo EspinosaThe volumetry is defined by the orientation of the lot. The front facade faces south, so its windows are rather discreet. The east and west facades are dividing walls to which the house is attached. The rear facade that faces north is the most transparent as it favours natural lighting and captures the prevailing winds of the region that, working in conjunction with the interior courtyard and a series of ventilated skylight openings, provides cross ventilation and natural lighting to all living spaces in the house, favouring health and thermal comfort.Save this picture!© Leo EspinosaSave this picture!Save this picture!© Leo EspinosaThe modulation of the building optimizes the most common construction system in the area based on concrete blocks, joists and vaults, avoiding cost overruns due to waste.Save this picture!© Leo EspinosaSave this picture!© Leo EspinosaThe materiality is focused on low maintenance, warmth and sobriety. Gray cement-based stucco was used on interior and exterior walls and ceilings. Tzalam wood and natural fibres for fixed furniture and doors, rough grey concrete floors, matt black aluminium and ironwork, clear and frosted glass, marble and dark granite details, stainless steel faucets and door handles.Save this picture!© Leo EspinosaSave this picture!© Leo EspinosaThe interior design is mainly based on the integration of handcrafted textiles with utilitarian pieces and furniture that range from neutral tones to vibrant colours that contribute to the warmth of the spaces and to the appropriation of the users. The landscaping includes endemic vegetation, urban furniture and a water garden.Save this picture!© Leo Espinosa CopyHouses•Mérida, Mexico 2020 Empírea House / TACO taller de arquitectura contextualSave this projectSaveEmpírea House / TACO taller de arquitectura contextual Save this picture!© Leo Espinosa+ 43Curated by Clara Ott Share “COPY” Architects: TACO taller de arquitectura contextual Area Area of this architecture project Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947172/casa-empirea-taco-taller-de-arquitectura-contextual Clipboard Projects CopyAbout this officeTACO taller de arquitectura contextualOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMeridaOn FacebookMexicoPublished on September 08, 2020Cite: “Empírea House / TACO taller de arquitectura contextual ” [Casa Empírea / TACO taller de arquitectura contextual ] 08 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Videographer and producer Rasika RuwanpathiranaBaltimore — A new short video premiered here on Sept. 12 in solidarity with the National Prison Strike. The video focused on the Feb. 2, 2017, prisoners’ rebellion at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Del., when a notoriously abusive guard was killed. The video also documented the support demonstration outside Vaughn at the time. The uprising illuminated the universally horrific conditions in U.S. prisons.A prisoner narrates the powerful 15-minute representation of the oppressive conditions in Vaughn that gave rise to the rebellion. Videographer and producer Rasika Ruwanpathirana has made an important and compelling tool to build solidarity with the human beings now held in U.S. prison concentration camps, still incarcerated in the legacy of slavery.The meeting recognized U.S. political prisoners Mumia Abu-Jamal and Leonard Peltier, and remembered Clarence Brandley, who died Sept. 2. Unjustly convicted of murder, Brandley was freed through the struggle of the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement. South African revolutionary Steve Biko was also remembered. A speaker from the Prisoner Solidarity Committee commented that the beatings described in the Vaughn video reminded them of Biko’s murder.The People’s Power Assembly reported that Baltimore’s monthly Worker Solidarity Day was held in support of striking prisoners on Sept. 5. Meeting participants welcomed an appeal to support the Puerto Rico International Tribunal, to be held in New York City on Oct. 27, and the Days of Action to End the Blockade against Cuba, scheduled in Washington, D.C., Sept 24-27.The People’s Power Assembly and the Prisoner Solidarity Committee sponsored the meeting. For more information or to get involved with the PSC in the Baltimore area call 443-221-3775.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this