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UK market for cocos to be worth £44bn

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Livestock Feeds Plc ( 2011 Annual Report

first_imgLivestock Feeds Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Livestock Feeds Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Livestock Feeds Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Livestock Feeds Plc (  2011 annual report.Company ProfileLivestock Feeds Plc manufactures and markets a range of animal feed products in Nigeria which includes feed for poultry, pig and cattle. The company is the dominant brand in animal feeds with an installed capacity of 40 MT/hour single shift and a network of 12 franchise millers. Livestock Feeds Plc was established in 1963 as a subsidiary of Pfizer to provide health and nutritional products for exotic milking cows and hybrid chicken that were being imported into Nigeria. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Livestock Feeds Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Cutix Plc ( 2014 Annual Report

first_imgCutix Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Cutix Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cutix Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cutix Plc (  2014 annual report.Company ProfileCutix Plc is a manufacturing company in Nigeria producing and selling a range of electrical wires, cables and switchgear assemblies. The company produces bare copper conductors, bare stranded copper conductors, insulated copper conductors, PVC insulated copper cables, PVC insulated single/double sheathed-core aluminium cables and PVC insulated and sheathed flat twin/three-core copper cables. Cutix Plc also produces aluminium twist cables and conductors to connect homes to low tension lines; used to connect power from high tension wire for street lighting; used in high tension cables for high voltage power transmissions; or used in overhead power transmission. The company also produces a range of flexible cables for household electrical appliances and wiring of fixtures and appliances; automotive cables for motor vehicles; and insulated and sheathed armored cables for underground installations at industrial plants, substations and power utility distribution schemes. The company’s head office is in Newi, Nigeria. Cutix Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Suspension avoided despite this bad case of Faf de Klerk petulance

first_imgWednesday Feb 7, 2018 Suspension avoided despite this bad case of Faf de Klerk petulance Sale Sharks scrumhalf Faf de Klerk received a fairly out of the ordinary sending off in Friday night’s Anglo Welsh Cup clash with Scarlets. He has, however, managed to avoid a suspension. Former Springbok De Klerk received a yellow card for a professional foul in the 60th minute, but as he was leaving the field, he intercepted the match ball before tossing it away, therefore slowing down play. It was a lovely pass, but the referee was having none of it and well within his rights, he issued the speedy number nine a second yellow card, thus resulting in a red. It was a strange situation, considering there are multiple match balls being used throughout the match, and play had obviously stopped due to the first yellow card. The petulance was clearly unappreciated though, so De Klerk had to walk. Due to the two yellow cards being issued for technical offences, and not foul play, the charges against him were effectively dropped, and the red card was viewed as sufficient.“The sanction table set out at Appendix 1 to RFU Regulation 19 determines that the sanction for two yellow cards (where both are given for a technical offence), a sending off is sufficient.”So he avoids a suspension as is free to play immediately. With De Klerk missing for just twenty minutes, Sale Sharks were not too troubled and went on to defeat the Scarlets team 45-18. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Stradella / SAOTA

first_img “COPY” Contractor: United States Projects Fiore Landscape Design CopyAbout this officeSAOTAOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationLos AngelesUnited StatesPublished on May 19, 2018Cite: “Stradella / SAOTA” 19 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore 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 Area:  1865 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Gordon Gibson Construction Products translation missing: CopyHouses, Renovation•Los Angeles, United States Stradella / SAOTASave this projectSaveStradella / SAOTA Lighting Consultant: Year:  Landscaping: Stradella / SAOTA ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Adam Letch Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img Manufacturers: Linvisibile, Antonio Lupi, Ernestomeda, Fleetwood, Poliform, Heritage Vine Architects: SAOTA Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Mark Bullivant, Tom Burbidge Houses ArchDaily Lead Architects: Save this picture!© Adam Letch+ 17Curated by María Francisca González Share Oculus Light Studio 2016 Products used in this ProjectDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Hinged Door | AlbaInterior Décor:MINOTTI Los AngelesArchitects Of Record:CM PeckDevelopment Managers:PLUS DevelopmentBrokering Company:Bond St PartnersArtwork:Creative Art PartnersCity:Los AngelesCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adam LetchText description provided by the architects. SAOTA’s first completed project in Los Angeles, Stradella, is a remodel of an existing 1970’s house on a beautiful promontory in Bel Air. The original layout of site and dwelling were well planned to ensure privacy from the street and to address spectacular views over the LA basin, capturing the full panorama from Downtown to Century City, with mountains to the east and ocean to the south.Save this picture!© Adam LetchOn the client’s instruction to expunge all traces of the original Spanish style architecture, SAOTA decided to strip the existing house back to its timber skeleton, maximize the square footage and, by reinforcing or extending where necessary, create generous openings to draw the beautiful West Coast light, the rolling vistas and the verdant setting deep into the floorplan. This concept of “inviting the outside in” encapsulates the SAOTA approach, and at Stradella these informed design decisions ranging from space planning to façade design, landscaping, lighting, window configuration and shading details.Save this picture!First floor planAn attractive approach cut into deeply wooded hillside arrives at a leafy forecourt signaling the entrance of the house. The arrival façade is reimagined as a sculptural composition – a massive buttress ties the house into the hillside; blank, stone-faced walls, incised with vertical screens hover over glazing, inviting the eye in and through. From the entrance lobby, an asymmetrical passage carved through the main body of the house intentionally delays the reveal of the Downtown skyline, framed by the high ceilings of the great room. There is a deliberate transition as the weighty forms of the entrance, anchored into the hillside, give way to a lighter structure hanging vertiginously over it, aligning to the city grid and framing the views.Save this picture!© Adam LetchThis nod to the utopian Californian Modernism of the Case Study Houses is reflected in the porous nature of the reconfigured floorplan which aims to capture the essence of Californian Living, with internal spaces feeling light, fresh and open, connecting the various functions of the house for modern family living and grand entertaining alike. Where possible, walls were replaced by full height glazing with sliding windows pocketing or stacking to create generous openings. Key bedrooms and bathrooms were re-designed to spill out onto external terraces suspended over the sparkling night skyline.Save this picture!© Adam LetchThe lush wooded setting, so apparent in the approach to the house, seems to sweep through it to the front terrace which was reconfigured with a new pool and linear planters to animate views from within the house. A generous new linear canopy amplifies the width of the site, creating natural extensions of internal living spaces, improving flow between the various functions of the house, and providing comfortable spaces for outdoor dining and lounging. This iconic, 40m (131ft) long canopy – its skinny, expressed structure reminiscent of Koenig’s Stahl House – floats effortlessly over the east terrace as it draws a deliberate frame around the quintessential blue sky and palm trees. It lends new coherence to the remodelled elements of the former dwelling – and to a new theatre and dining wing to the north of the site. This addition bridges the original exit driveway and defines a new motor court to the rear of the property at a lower level. A new gym and spa, a cellar and staff spaces are all accommodated at this basement level allowing the main living spaces at first floor to remain light and open.Save this picture!© Adam LetchThe overall palette balances warm and natural tones against the bold masses and crisp linear forms which characterize the architecture. An elegant canvas of French Limestone and white plaster walls is enlivened inside and out by bronze anodized aluminium screens, and light grey window frames. Internally, grey-washed ash millwork and doors complement both limestone floor tiles used throughout the living spaces and the oak flooring in the bedrooms.Save this picture!© Adam LetchCarefully designed lighting accentuates the architecture and responds directly to furniture layouts, ensuring that a sense of intimacy is established throughout the open spaces. Concealed fixtures and discreet layouts create a comfortable night-time ambience; the twinkling LA Skyline remains the star attraction.Save this picture!© Adam LetchLandscaping was designed to enhance the already luxuriant setting. It was impossible to introduce a courtyard into the heart of the plan, and so the planted spaces were critical, softening the look and feel of the contemporary forms and allowing a more intimate experience of the leafy site. Existing twin palms were retained at the pool terrace and feature in views out of the solarium bar and master bedroom suite, whilst low level planting and lawn to the terraces ensure functional outdoor spaces and uncluttered views of the horizon. To the rear of the site additional planting enhanced the tree-lined drive whilst a characterful mature tree was retained in the forecourt providing a real sense of place and a backdrop for the study and entrance lobby.Save this picture!© Adam LetchGoing well beyond the remit of a traditional remodel, SAOTA has utterly transformed the existing house into a home that functions at the highest level and establishes a fresh contemporary aesthetic in the tradition of Californian Modernism.Save this picture!© Adam LetchProject gallerySee allShow lessHenning Larsen Brings a “Scandinavian Design Approach” to the City of MinneapolisArchitecture NewsBenoy will Transform a Power Plant Into a Green, Art Center in China’s Gongshu DistrictArticles Share “COPY” JLA Structural Engineers Structural Engineers: last_img read more

Gusu Aristo Villa / Shanghai Dushe Architectural Design

first_imgArchDaily Area:  29799 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Gusu Aristo Villa / Shanghai Dushe Architectural Design ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Photographs 2017 Photographs:  Shengliang Su, Yong ZhangSave this picture!© Yong ZhangRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. The Gusu Aristo Villa located at the center area of Suzhou, next to the Surging Wave Pavilion, which is a very traditional area in the city center. The culture environment provides this project a classic undertone.Save this picture!© Yong ZhangThe requirement of 0.64 on plot ratio heavily limited the planning and zoning of the site. Upon that, how to keep the traditional urban texture continue with such limitation was a big challenge. The designer wanted it to be more than just a residential community, but also a multi-functional neighborhood with artistic spirits.Save this picture!© Shengliang SuSave this picture!© Yong ZhangDespite the landscape design in the villa area, there is a leading garden located at the entrance as an independent view. This garden on the west side provides a possibility for a traditional garden experience. People enters this neighbourhood through this garden. While walking through this picturesque landscape on the path, people can get a real poetic mood for the architecture.Save this picture!© Yong ZhangSave this picture!© Yong ZhangInstead of forcing the impression of tradition on visitors with some iconic items like rockery, the design group wants the space to speak for itself. It is the classical space and beauty of nature that enhanced the traditional atmosphere.Save this picture!© Yong ZhangWhite wall is one of the most important features of traditional southern architecture. In Gusu aristo villa, the white wall plays an important role in the appearance. It is the best canvas for shadows and lights to work their magic for the audience, and gives a poetic and peaceful environment. But it also made the manufacture not easy. To keep the finish layer smooth, the stone waste was grounded into powder and mixed with crack-sealer.Save this picture!© Yong ZhangSave this picture!© Yong ZhangFor the main walls, we chose Portuguese white sandstone. On the other hand, a series of problems such as waterproof and heat preservation, cost control and long-term maintenance were taken into account, so the final seam method was changed to glue.Save this picture!© Shengliang SuThe roof has a very specific radian. For the manufacture of the roof, we replaced roof tiles with titanium zinc plate in order to create a lightsome and elegant look. Besides, compared to the traditional roof tiles, this titanium zinc plate itself with standing seam system is better at waterproof and heat preservation.Save this picture!Roof radianSave this picture!© Shengliang SuProject gallerySee allShow lessHekikai Shinkin Bank Misono / Kengo Kuma and AssociatesSelected ProjectsTeton Residence / RO | ROCKETT DESIGNSelected Projects Sharecenter_img China “COPY” CopyHouses•Suzhou Shi, China Architects: Shanghai Dushe Architectural Design Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Gusu Aristo Villa / Shanghai Dushe Architectural DesignSave this projectSaveGusu Aristo Villa / Shanghai Dushe Architectural DesignSave this picture!© Yong Zhang+ 31Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share Year:  CopyAbout this officeShanghai Dushe Architectural DesignOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSuzhouVillaGusuDushe Architectural DesignSuzhou ShiChinaPublished on September 26, 2018Cite: “Gusu Aristo Villa / Shanghai Dushe Architectural Design” 26 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?苏州姑苏雅集 / 上海都设营造建筑设计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 streamlast_img read more

Upperhouse IV Cheongdam Park / STRX Architects

first_img Products translation missing: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Architects: STRX Architects Area Area of this architecture project Upperhouse IV Cheongdam Park / STRX ArchitectsSave this projectSaveUpperhouse IV Cheongdam Park / STRX Architects “COPY” Photographs Project gallerySee allShow lessRed House / Biuro ToprojektSelected ProjectsDacor House / B&A Design CommunicationSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Residential Seoul, South KoreaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Landscape: Garden In Forest Photographs:  Jaeyoun Kim Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project South Korea Area:  9456 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Upperhouse IV Cheongdam Park / STRX Architects CopyApartments, Apartment Interiors, Residential•South Korea Manufacturers: Dornbracht, JUNG, Neolith, Arclinea, Benjamin Moore, Florim, Flos, Gaggenau, Inbani, La Paloma cerámicas, Listone Giordano, Molteni & C, Siedle, Toto, Vola, Eagon Save this picture!© Jaeyoun Kim+ 35Curated by Hana Abdel Share CopyAbout this officeSTRX ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsBuildingsResidentialOn FacebookSouth KoreaPublished on August 13, 2020Cite: “Upperhouse IV Cheongdam Park / STRX Architects” 12 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore 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 2019 Products used in this ProjectSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS 990Architect In Charge:Kwang ParkDesign Team Leader:Myoshin KimDesign Team:Jeongwon Park, Jinyoung Jang, Soojung Jung, Jiyun OhArt Director:Nichole KangConstruction Team Leader:Inhwan KimConstruction Team:Minseop Shin, Yeonsun Kim, Hyeonhoe Lee, Changkyu KimDeveloper:Shinwon ConstructionEngineering:Shinwon ConstructionTechnical And Structural Planning:Huiron plusLighting Planning:NewliteKitchen Design:You&UsHome Electrical System:JJ SystemsStyling:BeSPOKE TeamCollaborators:BeSPOKE Team, Seunghye Hong, Sungyoon JungCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jaeyoun KimText description provided by the architects. Cheongdam located in the center of Seoul Korea is well known for its status and quality. STRX team, hence, have collectively decided that Cheongdam would be an ideal place for our fourth installment of the Upperhouse Project. Befitted with the region, we have devoted ourselves to every detail not only in each unit but also in other facilities. Upperhouse is surrounded by a 6 million m² wide Cheongdam-Park along the East. Thus, we built a wide yard in the South and sunken garden in the North to reflect the vast natural atmosphere allowing the dwellers to feel the nature even from the basement.Save this picture!© Jaeyoun KimSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Jaeyoun KimA natural scenery of Cheongdam-Park is captured through the various size of frame for the certain units. In order to enhance privacy and landscaping, we plant tall trees in the terrace leading the viewer’s eye into a more calming state. Our team selected clay bricks for both interior walls and exterior of the house so that the building can stand sturdy and control thermal insulation. As a special hardware system in bricks has thickened the depth from a frame to an exterior finish wall, we could block the outside eyes promoting private environment. We also used various techniques of laying bricks such as custom bond, vertical stack bond, and hit-and-miss brickwork for each floor, creating unique texture and sense of color in respect to the direction of the sun.Save this picture!© Jaeyoun KimUtilizing clay bricks fulfills both aesthetic and technical strengths of the house as well as promoting sustainability by consuming less energy. Contrast to the grey tone bricks, the light beige colored façade entrance of a stone material leads to the long path, giving the direction to the inside with a gold hardware and minimal lighting. About 500m² scale of the basement communal area includes gallery lounge, private dining space, and boutique gym. Upperhouse Cheongdam consists of three Garden-Types with private gardens at the ground level, three Pent-Types with terraces on the top, and 12 Typical-Types. The building occupies the most effective floor space index within the expensive urban center. While putting the maximized distance apart from each preexisting apartment on North and South, each unit has become a square-shape leaving a space where the natural light doesn’t reach.Save this picture!© Jaeyoun KimSave this picture!Front SectionSave this picture!© Jaeyoun KimHowever, this structural part is covered through a wooden texture wall with indirect lighting that gradually lead to a bright space. Standard model of Typical-Types has four rooms, and the master dress-room area can be expanded or become a new personal space. Living-dining area has a whole-glass window and integrated wooden walls. There are hidden folding doors with a buried handle on each wooden wall for entering into kitchen and master zone. We designed the area to be flexibly closed through wooden walls and opened through hidden doors as occasion demands. All Garden-Types and Pent-Types are multi-stories. Their stairs, floor zoning, and design concept are built based on the residents’ requests. Furthermore, we landscaped 6-unit’s terrace and garden, and interiors have been filled with customized furniture and object. ArchDaily Apartments “COPY” Projectslast_img read more

WWP hosts Pride event in Durham, N.C.

first_imgCommunity members and activists gathered Sept. 27, the day after the local Pride march, for a community forum hosted by the Durham, N.C., branch of Workers World Party. Lesbian author and Workers World contributing editor Minnie Bruce Pratt, and activists Jess Jude and Ngoc Loan Tran began by sharing their personal history and experiences connecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer struggles with other movements.The audience responded by sharing their own experiences and discussing how to take the next steps in building solidarity across struggles, and the value of joining a revolutionary party to help achieve that goal.Later that night, there was a community screening of the film “Pride,” which tells the true story of a communist-led group of gays and lesbians who raised funds to help support striking Welsh miners in 1984. Afterwards, the discussion of building solidarity continued, focusing on how to build bridges between the LGBTQ and Black Lives Matter movements.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Prison crackdown, prisoner boycott

first_imgJoe Piette, Bryant Arroyo, and Ted KellyThis Workers World interview was conducted with Pennsylvania prison activist Bryant Arroyo in SCI Frackville on Sept. 23. The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections started a crackdown on prisoners in the middle of the nationwide prison strike that took place from Aug. 21 to Sept. 9. The repression included restrictions on visitors, increased health risks and a new for-profit mail system that violates prisoner-attorney confidentiality. In response, Arroyo called for a prisoner boycott of the DOC corporate mail system.The prison crackdown is meant to exacerbate the breakdown of social ties caused by mass incarceration. Some friends and family understandably are scared to put themselves at the mercy of prison officials at a time of such intense repression.The day Arroyo called for the mail boycott, an older couple who came to visit the man’s brother was turned away because the woman was wearing a bra with a small metal clasp, which set off a metal detector.“It’s straight-up sexual harassment,” Arroyo commented to WW. The “no-bra” policy is apparently unique to SCI Frackville and reportedly not in force at other Pennsylvania Department of Corrections facilities.The PDOC crackdown also included a punitive 90-day suspension of commissary food during visits. Friends and family are usually permitted to purchase from vending machines in the visiting room. Now a row of six machines stands completely empty at the back of the room. “We literally can no longer break bread with our community,” said Arroyo.Visits with children are necessarily shorter when parents and guardians can’t buy them snacks. Without access to vending machine drinks, visitors are also subjected to the same water that prisoners are forced to drink, with little kids hoisted up to toxic water fountains to quench their thirst. The guards and prison staff still have access to bottled spring water and soda.Many Pennsylvania prisons, including Frackville and Mahanoy in Schuylkill County, are situated in a coal mining and fracking region that has become known as a cancer cluster site. Arroyo points out that Schuylkill has a remarkably high incidence of polycythemia vera, a rare blood cancer caused by waterborne pathogens.Arroyo calls these health risks from the prison system “environmental terrorism.” He himself is awaiting a second round of throat surgery to remove polyps growing on his vocal cords; he is confident these are the result of 25 years of drinking poisoned water in Pennsylvania prisons.In the prison lobby, this reporter also witnessed two toddlers being subjected to magnetic wanding and swabs meant to detect trace residue of narcotics, the same security protocols required of adult visitors.When Arroyo’s daughter called to plan a visit with her small children, he was compelled to tell her to wait until the punitive three-month visitor policy expires. “I’m not going to subject my grandchildren to this.”Democrats lead the crackdown on prisonersPennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is just one of many new law-and-order Democrats who display a ruthless dedication to expanding the system of mass incarceration. This reactionary cadre includes Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and District Attorney Larry Krasner, as well as national figures like former California Chief Prosecutor Kamala Harris, now U.S. senator from California.Wolf also steadfastly refuses to hear demands from im/migrant rights activists demanding he issue an emergency order to close Pennsylvania’s Berks Family Detention Facility, which is under contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Other immigrant and refugee concentration camps across the country are among the 50 facilities the new Smart system counts as “clients.”ICE’s kidnappings, imprisonment and rampant abuse get defended under the guise of “national security.” Similarly, Wolf’s strategy is to tie the crackdown on prisoners to “security and safety” in state facilities, creating a strong obstacle to efforts to fight recent prison repression in the courts.Additionally, a poorly fabricated “health crisis” among prison staff was the apparent excuse for the August lockdown. But staff accounts of being sickened by synthetic drugs transmitted through the mail system collapsed under public scrutiny.Arroyo notes that the PDOC appears to have concocted the “health crisis” to justify smothering prison strike efforts in Pennsylvania, which coincided with the Aug. 21 to Sept. 9 national strike.The emergency lockdown was implemented in late August. After the Labor Day weekend, the omnibus prison regulations were already being implemented, including a more repressive visitor policy estimated to cost the state an additional $15 million to put in place.Meanwhile, the commonwealth of Virginia under Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam has announced a similar set of repressive measures for its prisons. Warden David Call of Nottoway Correctional Center in Burkeville released a Sept. 20 memo that referred to “feminine hygiene products being an ideal way to conceal contraband.” In an outrageous move that mirrors the Frackville “no-bra” policy, he declared that “the use of tampons and or menstrual cup hygiene items during visitation are prohibited.” (Richmond Times-Dispatch, Sept. 24)The Virginia DOC memo continues: “Offender visitors who have been recognized by the body scanner machine having a foreign object that could possibly be a tampon and has failed to remove such item prior to being screened, will have their visitation terminated for the day and will have their visitation privileges reviewed.”Gov. Roy Cooper of North Carolina, another Democrat, failed to evacuate prisoners held in state facilities even as Hurricane Florence wreaked havoc across the state.‘There is a face, there is a voice.’Arroyo insists that we must see prisoners as individual human beings to fuel needed collective action. Millions of people are incarcerated in this country, which means millions more family members and friends are affected by this system. He urges his fellow inmates to continue to fight, and to find people on the outside who will actually listen — not just cynical aspirants to elected office. Above all, he urges prisoners across the country not to give up.Arroyo himself is an innocent man who has been sentenced to life in prison for a crime he did not commit. He says: “I could be bitter. But I choose not to take that path. Nah, that’s not what I want. They want you to mess up so they can put you in the hole. I don’t give them that privilege.”Of his beloved daughter, Genesis, he says he “raised her through the confines.” This summer he condensed a lengthy essay he wrote, “A Dad’s Honor, a Daughter’s Dream,” and managing to get it down to 15 minutes, he called in to Genesis’ wedding ceremony to read it as a toast to his daughter.Despite this particularly trying time of reaction and repression, Bryant Arroyo retains his optimism through one of his most contagious tactics: a sense of humor.“You’ve heard the tune that goes, ‘Video killed the radio star?’” he asks, breaking into song. “Well, the DOC killed the mail!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Healing of Memories Workshop with Fr. Michael Lapsley at All Saints

first_img Fr. Michael Lapsley (r) with Rev. Desmond Tutu (l). Photo courtesy All Saints ChurchSouth African freedom-fighter-turned-healer Michael Lapsley lived through years of social and political activism in apartheid South Africa, and a near fatal attempt on his life, a letter bomb, left him severely injured and traumatized. Fr. Michael Lapsley  returns to All Saints Church, Pasadena, to offer his Healing of Memories Workshop. The public is invited to participate in an experiential process of deep listening, reflecting, creativity, and sharing, led by Lapsley and trained facilitators from the Institute for the Healing of Memories.In sharing their unique stories, participants will be enabled to move from painful memories towards emotional healing and grace. Because of the cumulative and community-building nature of the workshops, participants must commit to attend all three of the following sessions on May 29, 30, and 31:Session 1: Friday, May 29th – 6:30-8:30 p.m.Session 2: Saturday, May 30th – 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.Session 3: Sunday, May 31st – 1:30-5:30 p.m.Cost is $40 for meals and art materials. Space is limited; for more information or to register call Ana Camacho at (626) 583-2737. All Saints Church is at 132 North Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, directly across Euclid from City Hall.For more information, visit Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Top of the News center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere’s What Experts Say Women Want In A ManHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff center column 2 Healing of Memories Workshop with Fr. Michael Lapsley at All Saints Friday, May 29 – Sunday, May 31 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | 3:23 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community Newslast_img read more