Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Healing begins with meInspirationBy Rabbi Rick SherwinGene Roddenberry created Star Trek to reflect a vision of the world as it has the potential to be. The original series aired in the 1960s, at the height of interracial tensions, an immoral war, and xenophobic fear. The bridge of the Starship Enterprise was staffed by a black communications officer, a Russian ensign, and an alien first officer; the captain was from middle America, and the doctor from America’s south. Amazingly, this multi-cultural, multi-racial, and multi-national crew worked together as they forged a path through space, exploring – not conquering – new worlds, gaining new perspectives of possibilities.Today, many of us are deflated in spirit as we see our world spinning out of control. Muffled voices of ambiguous condemnation fuel hate groups and bigots who have come out of hiding, crying for their “rights” with weapons in hand. We see terrorists throughout the world, even in America (including the one who took the life of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville), and we cringe that nations openly threaten nuclear war. People are increasingly excluded from social services and health care because we failed to make it a priority to create a cooperative society. America today has been derailed by interracial tensions, the threat of terrorism and war, xenophobic fear, and people who can only see what is in their personal mirror.Patrick Stewart – Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the Star Trek sequel series, The Next Generation – offered what might be called a profound insight into what should be obvious: “I would like to see us get this place right first before we have the arrogance to put significantly flawed civilizations out onto other planets, even though they may be utterly uninhabited.”We have a long way to go until we achieve the ideals of the 24th century, where relationships hold the highest priority and the material world takes several steps back.We are all asking the same question: “How can I, one person, make a difference?” One answer comes in the story about a young man in the 1960s. Every Friday afternoon for two hours, he stood across the street from the White House holding a sign protesting the war in Vietnam. He stood there week after week, month after month. A reporter approached him and asked, “Do you really believe you can change the world with this sign?” The man responded, “You don’t understand. I am carrying this sign with the hope that the world won’t change me.”I thought of this story as I saw photos of people carrying signs to protest bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism, and injustice. A friend in Orlando stood by the road carrying the sign “Peace, not hate.” A friend in Phoenix joined a group carrying such signs as “Make America Kind Again,” “Equal Rights for All,” and “Never Again.” Perhaps these signs make more of a difference than we might imagine: If I am kind, if I fight for equality, if I try to make sure we don’t go backwards, then others might be strengthened to walk alongside me and go forward.The Rabbis of the Talmud tell the story of the Sage Ben-Zoma who saw a diverse crowd on one of the steps of the Temple Mount. He recited a b’rakha – a liturgical formula – thanking God for creating the strength for diverse people to share common focus. So, too, we should thank God for people of all colors, faiths, nationalities, and personal uniqueness who stand together to hold signs, circulate messages of hope, link arms in peaceful protest, and chastise those in power who tolerate hate.There are two basic tenets upon which all Jewish rituals, teachings, and ethics are based. From the Hebrew Bible, we learn that every human being reflects the Divine Image (Genesis 1.27 and Genesis 5.1-2). From the Talmud, we learn that humanity and God are co-partners in completing the process of creation (Shabbat 119b). Ironically, these two tenets are not specifically Jewish: they are human.Imagine the world if every human being focused on these two universal tenets, treating each other with dignity, and working together to transform the world from the way it is to the way it needs to be not just for those who are like “me,” but for everyone. It starts with me, and I will extend my hand to you, and the two of us will reach out to two more, and the four of us will each reach out to four more… until we reach the wholeness we call shalom.Shabbat shalom.Rabbi Rick Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Rabbi Rick Sherwin, a graduate of UCLA, was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. 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City:PerthCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ben HoskingText description provided by the architects. Whispering Smith’s House A is a challenge to the status quo of housing in Perth. The sustainable apartment-house hybrid is designed for small lots and uses commercial materials in an innovative way to achieve a tight footprint and carbon neutral status. The brief was to take a 175m2 block under Perth’s single bedroom dwelling code and make an affordable and sustainable home for Whispering Smith’s Director, Kate and her partner Matt. House A is 70m2 of compact, flexible and delightful spaces which are capable of hosting a dinner party for 30 guests, illustrating that small can be big. Save this picture!© Ben HoskingHouse A was the first house of three in development by feminist architecture firm, Whispering Smith, in partnership with Kate’s father. The diminutive footprint of the house was designed to maintain the existing mature trees and 1950’s house on site, with House A being allocated to the land left over. Save this picture!© Ben HoskingSave this picture!Courtesy of Whispering SmithSave this picture!© Ben HoskingThe house is a product of highly efficient planning and employed commercial tilt-up concrete construction methods to achieve a tighter & taller footprint. The project relied heavily on craft, detailing and a raw material or ‘wabi-sabi’ spec to provide amenity & delight in the small footprint. Whispering Smith merged spaces and volumes to achieve simultaneous privacy and openness without the need for doors and walls. When the cost of the build is considered in conjunction with the reduced investment in the land purchase it is apparent that innovative architecture meant the project was a financially viable one for its millennial occupants.Save this picture!© Ben HoskingHouse A’s front garden makes use of the verge as a native garden and outdoor living area and has increased the amenity of both the occupants of the house, the residents of the street and the local birdlife. Landscaping House A’s verge provides an important cultural and environmental benefit, as well as replacing the much-needed green space for occupants as cities densify. Other sustainable aspects of the house include an underground rain tank, solar panels, recycled materials, and an internal drying line.Save this picture!© Ben HoskingThe soft grey concrete planes absorb and reflect the surrounding natural landscape, and House A’s minimal form is in stark contrast to its ubiquitous brick and tile neighbors. In the evenings, the house almost disappears into the late afternoon light, softly reflecting the colors of Scarborough’s sunsets. The design of House A was originally intended to challenge the status quo of oversized and low-quality housing in WA. Since its completion, the project has evolved to become a platform for Whispering Smith to share the positive power of architecture. Save this picture!© Ben HoskingProject gallerySee allShow lessGlass in Retail & Commercial Architecture: Texture, Brightness and ColorArticlesWine Tourism Building / Diogo Aguiar StudioSelected Projects Share House A / Whispering Smith Houses Year: Photographs Photographs: Ben Hosking Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project House A / Whispering SmithSave this projectSaveHouse A / Whispering Smith Architects: Whispering Smith Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Ben Hosking+ 35Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyHouses•Perth, Australia Projects “COPY” Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/912980/house-a-whispering-smith Clipboard ArchDaily Manufacturers: BORA, Hanson, Lysaght, Miele, Alti Lighting, Ampelite Area: 110 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2017 CopyAbout this officeWhispering SmithOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPerthOn InstagramAustraliaPublished on March 13, 2019Cite: “House A / Whispering Smith” 13 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
12 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The RSA, Starbucks and T-Mobile are providing over £20,000 in awards for some of the best ideas generated in this year’s Coffeehouse Challenge discussions.A judging panel made up of representatives from the RSA, Starbucks and T-Mobile will shortlist projects which aim to make a real impact in their local community and which: * address an important local issue * are feasible * are innovative * deliver a tangible outcome Advertisement Over £20,000 in awards are on offer to help kick-start your project!Has your Coffeehouse Challenge discussion gone that little bit further? Do you have a project in mind which addresses an important local issue? Have you come up with a sound and solid plan?Then in September 2007, members of the public will be able to vote for their favourites from the short listed projects at special events at Starbucks stores across the country and online.Final awards will then be presented at a special awards ceremony in November 2007.Does your project fit the bill? Yes! So apply now! CoffeeHouse Challenge offers £20,000 to kickstart local projects About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 3 July 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Occam partners with list brokerage company ListLab 20 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Marketing software provider Occam is to partner with list management and brokerage company ListLab to enhance its data acquisition services.Part of the MediaLab Group, ListLab manages over 100 lists and insert programmes in the consumer market. Their 100+ million records cover areas ranging from charity and investment to mail order and publishing. Its clients include the BBC, MoneyWeek, IPC, Readers Digest, Natures Range and Kaleidoscope.The partnership will support Occam’s expansion of Zebra, its prospect and customer management software launched earlier this year.Scott Logie, Strategy Director at Occam said: “The evolution of Zebra means that we must constantly and rigorously assess the various functions it houses. It became clear that list broking and acquisition was of chief importance to our clients, so this deal signifies our commitment to ensuring Zebra remains best of breed and ensuring that we can still answer the challenges our clients face everyday”.Founded in 1993, Occam’s products include Reciprocate, “the largest single source of charity data in the UK”.www.occam-dm.com Howard Lake | 25 September 2008 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Twestival ends after five years Howard Lake | 31 January 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Digital Events Twestival Twitter The organisers of Twestival, the series of fundraising events in cities around the world organised primarily via Twitter, have decided to call time to the initiative.Founder Amanda Rose blogged that 2013 was the final year of Twestival. She said:“Every good party has to eventually wind down. After much contemplation, it finally feels like the right time to give the Twestival brand a rest.”Since 2009 Twestival, a volunteer effort, has raised $1.84 million for 312 nonprofits with events in over 250 cities.From an original London event, the organisers adopted a number of different approaches, focusing on global and local campaigns. In 2013 they adopted another different model. Instead of a single day of action around the world, local Twestival organisers could select their own date. Some cities held their fifth successive Twestival last year, including including Kuala Lumpur; Barcelona; Phoenix, Arizona; and Victoria, British Columbia. Others, like Nairobi and Dakar, hosted their first Twestivals. Advertisement 73 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Twestival’s beginningTwestival began with an idea in September 2008 to develop an event in London for local Twitter users and expand it worldwide. Significantly, the founders were not charity staff. They spotted the community value of Twitter and realised that it could be applied for social good.Indeed, Twitter is now so widely used by charities and good causes, and by the people that support them, to raise funds and awareness, that it is worth remembering that Twestival was such a novel idea just five years ago.Of course, the technology was just part of it. Twestival only succeeded because of the hard work of thousands of volunteers. Rose thanked them in her blog post, saying: “I am immensely proud of the passion that everyone has poured into Twestival and grateful for their eagerness to share this fun and rewarding dream… As much as Twestival made the most of a new tool called Twitter, it was the passionate volunteers who created the events where those 140-character messages actually transformed into real-world connections that made lasting impacts in cities all around the world.”After TwestivalRose realises that plenty of people will want to continue running Twestival-like events. She advised:“we are happy to give you encouragement and some resources to make it happen — all we ask is that you find a different name for your event to avoid confusion.”
Receive email alerts Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en Читать по-русски в PDF и ниже / Read in RussianThe entire Wikipedia website may have been blocked in Russia for the absurd reason that a government agency objected to a single entry about a type of cannabis from India.The authorities ordered Internet Service Providers block access to the online collaborative encyclopaedia today at the request of the Russian telecommunications surveillance agency Roskomnadzor.The agency ordered the blocking following a 25 June ruling by a court in Cherny Yar, a town near Astrakhan (a city 1,200 km southeast of Moscow) that the cannabis entry was illegal and should be blocked.The entry is said to violate several laws, including article 46 of a January 1998 federal law banning “propaganda in favour of narcotic and psychotropic substances.”The authorities were prepared to block the entire website because the type of HTTPS encryption used by Wikipedia makes it impossible to block a single page. Roskomnadzor “does not rule out blocking the entire site,” said a spokesman for the agency, Vadim Ampelonsky.“Blocking the Wikipedia website would be one of Russia’s biggest violations of freedom of information in recent years,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“It is incredible that a site as important as Wikipedia should be rendered inaccessible in Russia simply because a single page breaks the law. We urge the authorities to reach a compromise with Wikipedia in order to avoid a totally disproportionate suppression of online content.”Ever since 2012 and Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency, Russia has been toughening its legislation on freedom of expression and information and has been blocking more and more websites.Roskomnadzor acts an online policeman and, at the request of prosecutors, can order the blocking of any Internet content deemed undesirable without referring to a judge first.Russia is ranked 152nd out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. May 5, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Russia RussiaEurope – Central Asia RussiaEurope – Central Asia News Help by sharing this information Related documents cp_wikipedia_ru-2.pdfPDF – 127.45 KB August 24, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Has Russia gone so far as to block Wikipedia? News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption May 21, 2021 Find out more to go further News News
Community News Make a comment Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website 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. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Sports Caltech Men’s Soccer: Feist Saves Season High 13 at Pomona-Pitzer From GoCaltech.com Published on Friday, September 16, 2016 | 1:16 pm Top of the News Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Senior J.D. Feist (Dallas, Texas / Jesuit Coll. Prep) returned to his indomitable form in goal with a season-high 13 saves despite a 4-1 defeat for Caltech men’s soccer at Pomona-Pitzer Colleges on Wednesday night.The Sagehens jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the opening 25 minutes as Caltech went without a single shot in the first half. Sophomore Tristan Née (Carrollton, Texas / R.L. Turner) tallied his second goal of the young season on the Beavers’ first shot in the 56th minute, but the hosts responded immediately with another pair of strikes in the 61st and 69th minutes. Freshman Kevin Yu (Park Ridge, N.J. / Park Ridge) put the Beavers’ only other effort on goal as well, but his attempt was saved in the 75th minute.Head Coach Phil Murray and the Beavers host Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges (4-1, 2-1) on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Google+ Previous articleAnnual Jane Austen Festival in Letterkenny being consideredNext articleBudget 2019 shows disconnect of Donegal – Pringle News Highland Facebook A Letterkenny councillor is urging officials to investigate a reported land dispute which may compromise a significant Social Housing project in the town.At this week’s Municipal District meeting, a 46 unit development at Kiltoy which is being built by Cluid was referenced.The development is reported to be at pre-construction stage, but Councillor Dessie Shiels is highlighting reports that the ownership of the land is in dispute, with the site blocked by another developer some weeks ago.Cllr Shiels says officials need clarity on the situation:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/shielsghyghghgh1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Clarity needed over Letterkenny land dispute – Sheils Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – October 10, 2018 Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews
Columbia Police Department(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — Slain University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson, who died after getting into the wrong car, was awarded with a posthumous degree at what would have been her graduation ceremony.Josephson, 21, died in March after she got into a car she mistakenly thought was an Uber after a night out with friends. After she got into the stranger’s car, the child safety locks were activated, preventing her from escaping, and an autopsy found that she died from multiple sharp force injuries, authorities said.Josephson’s parents were in attendance Saturday at the commencement ceremony at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, where an empty seat was draped with a cap and gown in Josephson’s honor, according to ABC Charlotte, North Carolina, affiliate WSOC. There, University of South Carolina President Harris Pastide presented Josephson with a degree in political science.During the ceremony, Pastide reminded graduating students of the importance of safety when riding in ride-share cars, leading the audience in a chant of “What’s my name?”“Asking ‘What’s my name?’ before entering a ride-share vehicle will save lives and must become as automatic to you as putting on your seatbelt when you get behind the wheel,” Pastide said.Last month, Josephson’s parents appeared on “Good Morning America,” urging for stricter ride-share safety laws.“I think it’s just become such a natural or new phenomenon using Uber,” Josephson’s mother, Marci Josephson, told George Stephanopoulos on April 15. “We trust people and you can’t. You have to change the way that the laws are to make it safer because that’s our nature. We automatically assume that we’re safe.”The man suspected of killing Josephson, Nathaniel Rowland, has been charged with murder and kidnapping. Josephson’s body was found in a wooded area where Rowland recently lived, and her phone was found in his car, police said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.