Constance Hotels Services Limited ( 2018 Annual Report

first_imgConstance Hotels Services Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Constance Hotels Services Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Constance Hotels Services Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Constance Hotels Services Limited (  2018 annual report.Company ProfileConstance Hotels Services Limited is a Mauritian company engaged in the management and ownership of hotels and resorts that include Ultimate hotels and Unique resorts in the Indian Ocean. The Ultimate hotels collection includes Constance Le Prince Maurice- Mauritius, Constance Lemuria- Seychelles and Constance Halaveli- Maldives whilst the company’s Unique resorts collection includes Constance Belle Mare Plage- Mauritius, Constance Ephelia- Seychelles, Constance Moofushi- Maldives and Constance Tsarabanjina- Madagascar. Constance Hotels Services Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Pittsburgh clergy can exercise ‘local option’ on same-sex blessings

first_img Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC [Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh] Bishop Dorsey McConnell has granted permission for clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh to bless same-sex relationships. In a Nov. 25 pastoral letter, McConnell announced that the decision of whether or not to bless same-sex relationships may be made by each pastor, in his or her own parish. The pastoral letter is accompanied by McConnell’s assessment of the provisional rite for blessing same-sex relationships, as authorized for trial use by the Episcopal Church’s General Convention in 2012, along with guidelines and other resources.November 25, 2013Dear Friends in Christ,As you know, the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, meeting in Indianapolis in 2012, authorized at the discretion of the bishop, a provisional rite for blessing a lifelong covenant between persons of the same sex.  Prior to that, I had announced my intention to conduct a series of conversations in the diocese to give me a sense of the faithful and to lay the groundwork for our continuing unity.  These conversations have occurred, and I include a report as part of this letter.  Beyond that process, I have listened to many other voices, reflected deeply on Scripture, consulted broadly, and prayed throughout, asking that God would guide me toward a decision consistent with His will.  The purpose of this letter is to convey not only that decision, but also my hope in our future together and the scope of some of the pastoral considerations I believe we will need to keep in mind going forward.As I have listened to you, I have heard many passionate, and sometimes contradictory, hopes and fears.  Some have insisted they will not tolerate any permitted use of a blessing liturgy in this diocese, while others have insisted they will accept nothing less than sacramental marriage for same-sex couples.  Between these poles I have heard a host of nuanced positions, usually accompanied by the sincere desire for the unity of the Church and a deep hope that, whatever my decision, we would find a way to hold onto one another in Christ, setting an example for the world by our love.This unity in diversity has been in the forefront of expressed values since the earliest days of the rebuilding that took place in this diocese after 2008.  Our “Mission, Vision & Values” covenant from that time speaks of our commitment to each other, despite differences and disagreement, being united in greater measure by our faith expressed in the Creeds; by the authority of Scripture, tradition and reason in our common life; and by a commitment both to the order of the Episcopal Church and the fellowship of the Anglican Communion.  While that covenant does not explicitly name the issues concerning human sexuality, it has been understood that these matters are part of the diversity in the diocese, expressed in the character of local communities of faith, some congregations in the aggregate being more conservative on issues of sexuality, others more progressive, and a few quite mixed.Since this local character exists in variety of conviction, I find it reasonable that this variety should be allowed to express itself in local practice, by allowing the decision of whether or not to use this rite to be made by each pastor, in his or her own parish.  This “local option” will allow each rector or priest-in-charge to minister pastorally according to his or her commitments and conscience, while putting none under constraint or duress.Having said this, I must also be clear, both as your bishop and from my own place in this spectrum of belief, that I have serious reservations concerning the theology and intention of the rite, for reasons I have specified in an assessment that appears below.  I know that at least a few of the clergy inclined to use this rite share some of my concerns about it; I also know they see it as a way of offering public recognition and pastoral support to same-sex couples in whom qualities of mutual devotion and fidelity, care and nurture, and faithful participation in the life of the Church are clearly visible.  It is out of respect for their local pastoral authority, as well as out of my own pastoral regard for the free conscience of all who are under their care, that I will allow the use of this rite according to the guidelines that also appear below.As for the somewhat related matter of ordained ministry, I believe the principal determining factor in regard to my role as ordinary rests in my discernment, in concert with the Church, as to whether God is calling any given individual to Holy Orders.  Therefore, I will not alter the non-discrimination policy begun under Bishop Price; an individual’s being in a committed same-sex partnership will not, in and of itself, be a barrier either to ordination or call in this diocese.I have previously acknowledged that these policy decisions, along with the accompanying materials, will not satisfy everyone.  However, I believe we are called into one Body, as Christ’s members, and in and through that Body are called to bear with one another, not out of obligation, but out of joy in the gift God has given us through one another, perhaps especially in the gift of those who differ with us and yet whom we embrace as sisters and brothers in Christ.  In an increasingly polarized and contentious world, let us pray that our forbearance with one another in love will show forth the character of Jesus the Reconciler, whose heart of peace yearns over all our wars.Finally, I know that even to open this topic exposes the most tender areas of human identity and affections, the deepest questions of our aspirations and purpose in life, our acceptability before God and others, our call to holiness, and our need for grace.  Mindful that we all must one day render an account before the judgment seat of Christ, especially for those who were kept from the mercy of God by anything we have done or said, I ask your particular prayers and consideration, in the coming days, for the following:Those gay, lesbian, or transgendered people who have not found a welcome in the Church; as well as those who rejoice that their committed relationships may now be celebrated.Those of homosexual or heterosexual orientation who are committed to lives of holy celibacy, as a matter of obedience to God and faithfulness to Scripture.All who are married; especially those struggling, seeking the grace of God and the support of a Christian community to heal their relationship and reconcile them to their spouse.Those whose marriages have ended badly and who bear old burdens of grief or guilt.The divorced and remarried who may still encounter a spirit of condemnation in the Church.I have often said that I believe I was called to be the bishop of the whole diocese, not merely a part of it.  That remains my commitment.  I am available to talk and pray with you around any concerns you may have regarding any part of this letter.  I only ask again that, as we move forward, you hold in your own heart and prayers those whose views may be utterly different from your own, but who share with you the same hope in Christ.May the coming holy season of Advent serve as a time to renew our souls, quicken our repentance, and refresh our joy as together we await the celebration of the Savior’s birth.Faithfully your bishop,(The Right Reverend) Dorsey W.M. McConnell, D.D.The Bishop of PittsburghGuidelines for the Use of the RiteThe rite is permitted for local use as of The Feast of the Epiphany, January 6, 2014, by the rector or priest-in-charge of a parish, or by an assisting priest acting under the authority of that rector or priest-in-charge, within that parish.No priest may be compelled to use this rite in violation of his or her own conscience.The rite may be used outside the diocese by clergy canonically resident in the Diocese of Pittsburgh only by joint permission of the Bishop of Pittsburgh and of the bishop in the hosting diocese.The rite must be used according to its rubrics and may only be adapted within their provisions.  No other liturgy may be used for the blessing of same-sex covenants.It shall be the responsibility of any pastor contemplating the use of this rite to assess the likely pastoral and liturgical implications, and to address them with the couple, the parish leadership, and the bishop well in advance of the prospective date of its use.The Provisional Rite: An AssessmentThe new rite for blessing a lifelong covenant between people of the same sex is entitled “I Will Bless You, and You Will Be a Blessing.”  If I am correct in interpreting both the extensive prefatory material included in Resolution A049, as introduced and approved at the 2012 General Convention, as well as many public statements on the part of members of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music, the intent of the Commission is eventually to establish this rite as matrimonial.  Consistent with this intention, the rite appears to follow the pattern of the celebration of matrimony as set forth in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer: an opening announcement, readings, an exchange of vows and rings, prayers and a final blessing over the couple.Beyond this general form, however, the similarities disappear.  The rite does not give a coherent statement of the nature and purpose of the covenant being celebrated.  It does not base its authority in Scriptural warrant.  There is no reference to bodily union.  Its understanding of the role of procreativity, while helpful in one regard, is ultimately compromised.  And the “theology of blessing” that pervades the liturgy is inadequate to establish the sacramental character of the rite.  I will briefly expand on these points in order, through a comparison of the 1979 rite of matrimony and the provisional rite of blessing.The rite of matrimony is clear in establishing the purpose of the covenant: lifelong union of man and woman “in heart, body and mind” for mutual joy, help, comfort, and procreation of children.  The authority of the rite is located in four specific Biblical warrants (Genesis, John, Ephesians and Hebrews) incorporated into the text of the opening instruction, and by several readings that refer specifically to marriage.  The bodily nature of the union is referred to at least twice (in the opening instruction and in the prayer for the couple “made one flesh in holy matrimony”), as is the procreation of children and the role of the parents as primary teachers of the Gospel.  Finally, the governing theology of the rite from beginning to end is rooted in the classical narrative of redemption – a good creation, fallen through sin, dead under the Law, redeemed by the Cross of Jesus Christ, and given new life through His Resurrection.  The couple signifies the totality of humanity, representing the image of God – once shattered in Eden – now restored in Christ.   The sacramental character of marriage, as with all sacramental rites, is shown to be transformative: the couple is changed, embodying the hope that we all may be changed, transformed by grace into a new creation.The provisional rite is unclear from the outset as to its nature and purpose.  The opening instruction mentions certain qualities the parties are supposed to demonstrate – such as strength and bravery – but the “love” that is referred to as the basis for the covenant is not further defined.  Is it sexual love?  Familial love?  Friendship?  A diverse set of Scriptures, beginning with the responsory reading from 1 John, are brought in to develop the general theme of “love,” but none sheds any light on the question of the covenant’s nature or purpose, and none rises to the level of a Biblical warrant.  Sexual congress is assumed, judging from the extensive prefatory material which includes guidelines for counseling the couple, but never actually mentioned.  Procreativity is referenced in the inclusion of existing children in the liturgy – to my mind the rite’s greatest strength – but the couple’s role in raising them is unclear. (For example, the children are to go “from strength to strength” but no mention is made of them being raised to know God, nor are the responsibilities of the adults toward them further defined.)Further, the “theology of blessing” throughout the provisional rite seems to be a deliberate departure from the classical narrative of redemption.  In the provisional rite, the creation remains wholly good, we are made to be a “blessing,” and the couple become (again, in a way unspecified) an affirmation and reminder of that good creation.  Some language from the narrative of redemption is sporadically used (e.g. “grace,” “new creation,” and even in one instance, the “saving work of Jesus”).  However, since in this “theology of blessing” all is apparently well and good, it is uncertain what that redemptive language means in this new context, what we might need to be saved from or saved to.  No transformation is necessary.  Since the very nature of sacrament entails transformation by means of grace, I am not sure what place sacraments could have in such a world.I note that Resolution A049 specifically charges the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to review its work in the light of classical systematic theology.  This is hopeful.  However, if the intention of the rite is to establish a persuasive theological and liturgical case for the sacramental blessing of same sex unions, that case is at best unproved.  If it is further to establish a rite that may be used, at some point in the future, for matrimony of heterosexual couples, the replacement of a theology of redemption with a theology of blessing represents a  clear departure from our historic understanding of the Gospel.I will be conveying my thoughts to the Commission during this period in which it is seeking comment and feedback on the rite, and encourage others in the diocese to do the same.+D.McC.Summary Report: Conversations on Human Sexuality and CommunionIn January 2013, the Diocese of Pittsburgh began a process of dialogue among its members.  This process had two primary goals. The first was to learn a non-confrontational manner of discussing issues where there was disagreement. The second was to bring diverse people together to discuss issues concerning the blessing of same-sex covenants and the ordination of gay and lesbian clergy, and the larger topic of our life together.Two groups were formed to assist in the process: a Steering Committee, which worked in the early stages to help design the overall plan; and a prayer team, which provided on-going spiritual support. The format was structured by the Public Conversations Project, a consulting group that specializes in addressing topics where there is a deep divide among people. The dialogue design was tested by the Steering Committee, adjusted, used with two pilot groups in March and April, and then, following training of a corps of facilitators, rolled out to the diocese in June.During the period from June 27 through September 28, dialogues were held at St. Peter’s, Brentwood; St. Paul’s, Mt. Lebanon; St. Thomas, Oakmont; St. Mark’s, Johnstown; and St. Michael’s, Ligonier.  An invitation to participate was sent out in Grace Happens.  While 143 people signed up in response to this, about one-third of those were unable to participate, generally due to schedule constraints.  The ability to devote a full day was difficult for many.Thirty-two people participated in the January through April phase of the project. An additional 92 participated in the nine sessions held from June through September.Following an opening prayer provided by our prayer team, each session began with an explanation of the differences between debate and dialogue, with emphasis that the sessions were not for arguing or swaying the minds of others, but rather, hearing diverse views in a safe and confidential manner.  Participants then split into two groups, each containing those of similar views.  This allowed participants to practice the dialogue format of listen, think, speak before engaging with others who had different views.  The two groups were mixed for the afternoon session, which concluded with the question, “What could happen in the diocese over the next year that might enable moving forward together as the body of Christ?”  Responses were written on a flip chart, typed, and forwarded directly to Bishop McConnell for his review as part of his personal discernment on the issues.What did the participants convey to the bishop?  Six key themes emerged:The diocese needs to avoid making issues of human sexuality THE defining issue of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh.  All need to focus on our common ground rather than on polarizing issues.  Diocesan goals and activities towards those goals need to be clear.Education is needed across the diocese on Episcopal polity at the congregational, diocesan, and national levels.  Education is also needed on the various interpretations of scriptural references to homosexuality and on current knowledge of human sexuality and sexual identity.No one should be marginalized due to their position on issues regarding human sexuality.  As a diocese, we have more than a decade of experience with marginalizing those who disagree.  This is not a Christian response.  Everyone needs to be heard and to feel that they have been heard.We need more time together.  Many commented on how fragmented we have become and how many parishes have isolated themselves from the diocese during the last decade.  If we are to become a strong diocese with a common focus, we need to devote the time to being together.  The more time we spend together, the more common ground and Christian love for each other we feel.  We need to do this through district and diocesan meetings.  We might develop sister parishes with whom we share worship, music, mission and outreach, and regular fellowship.What could happen?  Participants envisioned homosexuals being welcomed and heterosexuals not feeling threatened, because in thought, word and deed, all seek to make others comfortable and part of our worship community; that we realize the majesty of the faith we share makes our differences less consequential; and, that parishes would have latitude to operate within the historic Episcopal traditions of diversity and welcome, accepting the wisdom of the past while respecting the wisdom of the present.  It was also noted that some people may leave no matter what the decision.The conversations need to continue.  There was almost unanimous sentiment that this type of dialogue is good and needs to continue.  Suggestions were made that it happen at the district and congregational levels through the next year, both to help us discuss these issues as the diocese moves ahead and to allow a forum for other difficult topics to be discussed in a healthy way.We, the undersigned co-chairs, are grateful for the members of the Steering Committee who were so instrumental in helping us initially plan and refine our process: the Rev. Nancy Chalfant-Walker, Greg Davis, Alan Lewis, Mary Roehrich, and the Rev. Philip Wainwright.  We appreciate the support of the prayer team, led by Carol Gonzalez and the Rev. Kathy LaLonde.  We also thank our facilitators from PCP, Bob Stains and Mary Jacksteit.  And above all, we are indebted to the participants of these dialogue sessions for coming to them with open minds and caring hearts, and to all who supported the process in spirit and in prayer.In Christ,(The Right Reverend) Dorsey W.M. McConnell, D.D.The Bishop of PittsburghDana M. PhillipsCo-chairAdditional ResourcesA guide for those who wish to do further study of the provisional rite or to access materials referenced in this Pastoral Letter and accompanying documents:Resolution A049 to Authorize Liturgical Resources for Blessing Same-Gender“I Will Bless You and You Will Be a Blessing” (purchase or free download of the rite with one page theological summary): SCLM theological statement (prefatory material) as prepared for the 77th General Convention: Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music: contact SCLM: [email protected] Online Survey:, Vision & Values Statement of the Diocese of Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Comments (2) Danielle A. Gaherty says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Comments are closed. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Posted Nov 26, 2013 Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rick Britton says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Bath, NC Human Sexuality, Submit a Press Release Featured Events Same-Sex Blessings Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY November 27, 2013 at 12:31 pm I am proud of Bishop’s McConnell’s decision to allow blessings of same sex couples as a priest in the church from the Diocese of Pittsburgh. It is wise and respectful to permit each priest of the diocese to make up his or her own mind regarding participation. It also speaks highly of the diocesan priests as they show mutual respect and maintain collegiality. Those of us in the Diocese of Tennessee who support the blessing and marriage of same sex couples are thankful for the witness and actions other Episcopal dioceses that permit blessings, same sex marriages and other acts of inclusion and justice for our LGBT brothers and sisters. TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs November 26, 2013 at 11:54 pm I know that Pittsburgh is relatively close to 3 mile island. But it seems a nuclear reactor is nothing compared to Dorsey McConnell as a Bishop! I support your decision heartily, as an Episcopalian, Vestry member and as a member of Bishop’s Diocesan Executive Council in Connecticut. I only wish that action was shared by the Episcopate at large. Go Dorsey ! Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Pittsburgh clergy can exercise ‘local option’ on same-sex blessingslast_img read more

Jerry House / onion + Arisara Chaktranon & Siriyot Chaiamnuay

first_img Year:  2014 Houses Jerry House / onion + Arisara Chaktranon & Siriyot ChaiamnuaySave this projectSaveJerry House / onion + Arisara Chaktranon & Siriyot Chaiamnuay Thailand Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Onion; Interior Designers: Arisara Chaktranon & Siriyot Chaiamnuay Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Photographs photographs:  Wison TungthunyaPhotographs:  Wison TungthunyaText:Chittawadi ChitrabongsCity:Cha-amCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Wison TungthunyaRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. Jerry House is the holiday home at Cha Am Beach of Mr. and Mrs. Sahawat who have four sons. In 2011, they asked Onion to turn their seaside house that was then under construction into the gathering place for the Family’s members and friends. The requirement is to create a holiday home that behaves unlike a typical house, where minimal circulation is the norm, but rather like a playground where members of the Family are encouraged to play in such a way that none of their domestic spaces in Bangkok would enable them to.Save this picture!© Wison TungthunyaRunning, climbing, hiding, hanging and even falling are the proposed physical activities which exceed the boundary of common lifestyle. This is why Onion bases this interior design project on an American animated series of short films created in 1940, ‘Tom and Jerry’. If the house of Jerry Mouse were built, it might appear like a big piece of cheese in which the Möbius strip would be a desirable route for Jerry to run away from Tom Cat. Jerry House is thought of as the object that children would yearn for and that increases the meaning of having a holiday at Cha Am Beach for the parents.Save this picture!DiagramCentral to Onion’s concern is the linkage of passageways. Onion adds an extra set of vertical circulations at the central hallway to the existing staircases and ramps. This space is now called the ‘main living hall’. Onion uses the customised nets to build five layers of horizontal planes of different slopes, heights and sizes. They act almost like the extension of floors within this three-storey high living hall. Each layer of nets has a hole and each hole is set in different locations.Save this picture!© Wison TungthunyaChildren and adults can climb up the metal ladders from the ground floor to one of the son’s bedrooms on the third floor. Jumping out of bed and falling down the holes here are safe because the players will be protected by the lower layers of nets. Hanging on to the nets is another technique of playing. The players can grasp parts of the nets that are slanting down to fit their heights. When looking upward, the mirrored film attached to the ceiling gives the illusions that the players are floating in the air and that the overlapping layers of net are higher than they actually are.Save this picture!© Wison TungthunyaThe bedrooms on the third floor have another type of circulation. It is the tunnel that links between two sunken spaces on the walls for sleeping in. In order to go to bed, the sons may climb the ladder or walk up the steps inside the bedroom. The tunnel is an extra route for the boys to switch their beds. They may also go to bed directly from the main living hall through the hidden sliding door above the fifth level of the net. Crawling inside the tunnels to go to another bedroom is the designed activity at Jerry House.Save this picture!© Wison TungthunyaColours are the means to increase the visual experiences. Onion paints the public areas of Jerry House in white. These include the main living hall, the living room and the dining room that links between the swimming pool to the service quarter on the ground floor. The bedrooms, on the other hand, are personalised by colours. Mustard yellow is for the master bedroom and light purple for the guests’ bedroom on the second floor. Blue is for the interior of the tunnels and sleeping areas of two sons. Light green is for the boys’ bedrooms on the third floor. When playing, the children tend to identify themselves with the room colours. If the door of the chosen room is locked from the inside, the only access left will be the tunnel and that is difficult for the adults to get in.Save this picture!© Wison TungthunyaThe Sahawat Family stayed in Jerry House for the first time during the New Year holiday of 2014. Everyone including the grandmother spent most of their time together in the main living hall. It became the most utilised and liveliest space of Jerry House. At dawn, Mr. and Mrs. Sahawat found out that their sons did not sleep in the bedrooms but indeed they brought the pillows and the duvets to sleep inside the nets. Their positions are on the fourth level that is equal to the second and a half floor. Jerry House makes sleeping in the air possible.Save this picture!© Wison TungthunyaProject gallerySee allShow lessOffice Design / IND ArchitectsSelected ProjectsRichard Levy Gallery Hatches Architectural Birdhouse CompetitionArchitecture News Share Jerry House / onion + Arisara Chaktranon & Siriyot Chaiamnuay ArchDaily Save this picture!© Wison Tungthunya+ 26 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2014 Area:  435 m² Area:  435 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” CopyHouses•Cha-am, Thailand CopyAbout this officeOnionOfficeFollowArisara Chaktranon & Siriyot ChaiamnuayOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCha-amHousesThailandPublished on August 11, 2014Cite: “Jerry House / onion + Arisara Chaktranon & Siriyot Chaiamnuay” 11 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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first_imgPhotographs:  Rafael GamoSave this picture!© Rafael GamoRecommended ProductsGlassSolarluxGlass Canopy – SDL AcubisWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. The Montes Pirineos single family house is located in the west of Mexico City and is part of a third generation of architectural interventions in a residential neighbourhood created in the 1930s. The house was designed for a young couple with 3 kids and a dog. Save this picture!© Rafael GamoAll social areas of the house are located at ground level. At this level,  the architectural programme is contained in volumes of different materials. Oak is used to contain the kitchen, the pantry and the toilet; stone is used for the volumes containing the family and the living room and lacquered metal is used to contain the garage and storage areas.Save this picture!Floor PlanBy using volumes instead of walls we intended to allow the space to flow between the interior and the exterior areas of the house.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoThe negative space generated in between these volumes creates the house circulations and the house main vestibule. The main stair is centrally located in this double height space and serves as a connection  between the social and the private areas of the house. The double height hall is protected from the sun by a white concrete brise-soleil integrated in the lateral facade. This brise-soleil creates different atmosphere depending on the light quality of the day.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoThe project´s layout is set on a rectangular plot with elongated  proportions. The main views for the bedrooms in the upper level and for the living and family room at the ground level are directed towards  both extremes of the plot. The other areas of the house overlook a surrounding garden; this garden is intended to merge the exterior of the house with the interior, its limit is given by a transparent glass skin that protects the house from the elementsSave this picture!© Rafael GamoAt the other extreme of the plot this garden increases it size providing an area for the kids to play. Save this picture!© Rafael GamoProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Role of Tradition and Innovation in the CityArticlesThe Whole Building’s a Stage in This Conceptual Cirque du Soleil Theatre DesignUnbuilt Project Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Rafael Gamo+ 25 Share “COPY” Houses Montes Pirineos / LEGORRETA & SEPÚLVEDA + BLANCASMORANSave this projectSaveMontes Pirineos / LEGORRETA & SEPÚLVEDA + BLANCASMORAN Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Montes Pirineos / LEGORRETA & SEPÚLVEDA + BLANCASMORAN “COPY” CopyHouses•Ciudad de México, Mexico ArchDaily Architects: BLANCASMORAN, LEGORRETA Photographs Projects CopyAbout this officeBLANCASMORANOfficeFollowLEGORRETAOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCiudad de MéxicoMexicoPublished on July 05, 2015Cite: “Montes Pirineos / LEGORRETA & SEPÚLVEDA + BLANCASMORAN” [Montes Pirineos / LEGORRETA & SEPÚLVEDA + BLANCASMORAN] 05 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore 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 streamlast_img read more

Indiana’s Kip Tom Named Ambassador to UN for Food and Agriculture

first_img SHARE Previous articleFarm Service Agency Deadlines Drawing NearNext articleHow Will the Market Handle USDA Numbers on Thursday? Eric Pfeiffer By Eric Pfeiffer – Jul 11, 2018 Kip TomIn a White House press release on Wednesday, President Trump announced Indiana agribusinessman Kip Tom, chairman of Tom Farms in Leesburg, will be accorded the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture at the Department of State.His agribusiness experience includes work in North America, South America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Mr. Tom serves on the boards of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the Future Farmers of America Foundation, and the National 4-H Foundation. He is the recipient of the 2015 Agriculture Future of America Ag Leader of the Year Award. Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana’s Kip Tom Named Ambassador to UN for Food and Agriculture Facebook Twitter SHARE Indiana’s Kip Tom Named Ambassador to UN for Food and Agriculture Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Professional Child Development Associates Hosts Move-a-thon Kick-Off Mixer

first_img Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) hosted a Kick-Off mixer to raise awareness for its upcoming Move-a-thon, a family fun day of physical activities for all ages and all abilities. Attendees enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while learning more about the Move-a-thon and services at PCDA. Several companies and individuals pledged to sponsor the Move-a-thon including Leduc Family Works, Combined Insurance Worksite Solutions, M.G. Skinner, American West Bank, New York Life, United Agencies, the DesJardins and The Mindful Collaborative. The Move-a-thon will be held on April 11 in collaboration with the City of Pasadena, Americans with Disabilities Act—celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center, and the Special Olympics Young Athletes Program.PCDA is a nonprofit organization that provides a range of therapeutic services to children and young adults with autism and other developmental challenges. Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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 SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Gatherings Professional Child Development Associates Hosts Move-a-thon Kick-Off Mixer Article and Photos by PCDA Published on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | 3:18 pm Community News Top of the News More Cool Stuffcenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Church art theft has caused great upset

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR First Irish death from Coronavirus TAGSfeatured Linkedin Print Twitter Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Email Advertisement Previous articleLimerick Senior Football Final – In PicturesNext articleMother of tragic teen urges teens in need to seek help admin center_img NewsBreaking newsChurch art theft has caused great upsetBy admin – October 21, 2013 728 THE theft of upwards of €25,000 in canvas paintings from the Holy Rosary Church on the Ennis Road last week and that has caused great upset, is under investigation as art dealers are warned to beware.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Gardai are investigating the second break-in at the church which occurred last Wednesday evening and art dealers around the country have been contacted and notified that the paintings are stolen.The investigation was launched after thieves broke into the Church and cut the Fr Jack Hanlon canvasses from their frames.As part of its renovation, the biblical paintings were on display in the church for the last 50 years.Last Sunday, the parish centre was broken into on Sunday night where several thousand euro worth of damage was caused. Nothing was taken in the break-in however.Mayorstone Gardai are investigating the incidents and CCTV footage is being checked. No vaccines in Limerick yet Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

There Cannot Be A Straight Jacket Formula As To How A Woman Will React To An Act Of Outrage: Bombay HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesThere Cannot Be A Straight Jacket Formula As To How A Woman Will React To An Act Of Outrage: Bombay HC [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK24 July 2020 5:09 AMShare This – x”There cannot be a straight jacket formula as to how a woman will react to an act of outrage by a male,” remarked the Bombay High Court in an order granting bail to a 24-yr-old rape accused. The remark was made by Justice Bharati Dangre while negating the insinuation of ‘consent’ imputed by the applicant’s counsel. He observed, “There cannot be a straight jacket formula as to how…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”There cannot be a straight jacket formula as to how a woman will react to an act of outrage by a male,” remarked the Bombay High Court in an order granting bail to a 24-yr-old rape accused. The remark was made by Justice Bharati Dangre while negating the insinuation of ‘consent’ imputed by the applicant’s counsel. He observed, “There cannot be a straight jacket formula as to how a woman will react to an act of outrage by a male, since all women are borne into diffierent circumstances in life, go through different things and faces, experience and react differently and necessarily each woman would turn out to be different from the other. The concept of consent of the victim or as to at what stage the consent was revoked and the act of physical indulgence was attempted to be restrained is a matter of trial. This can all be established during the course of the trial by evaluating the version of the victim in the backdrop of the psychological framework, which would be expounded through a trial.” The Applicant had been accused by a 25-yr-old college student, also an acquaintance, of making sexual advances at her after an overnight party at a Bunglow in Lonavala, on the intervening night of October 27- 28, 2019. The statement of the victim was to the effect that she entered the bedroom on the second floor of the bungalow and went to sleep there and it was only in the wee hours when she was awakened to the Applicant forcing himself upon her and she repelled him by using force. An FIR in the matter was lodged at the local Police station on November 11, 2019, the Applicant was apprehended in December and has been incarcerated since. The Applicant’s counsel had argued: 1)There was an unexplained delay in lodging the FIR;2)There was inconsistency in the complainant’s statement under Section 164 of CrPC and first statement recorded by the Police in the Zero FIR, as to the point of time when she had disclosed the incident to her friends. In the former statement, she stated that she did not disclose the incident to anyone and left the Bunglow on the second day. However, in the latter statement to the police, she stated that she stayed at the Bunglow on the next day and it was only on October 29, when they were leaving that she divulged the alleged incident to her friends.3)One of the photographs placed on record with the charge-sheet captured the Applicant and the Complainant together in a friendly pose, after the alleged time of incident. In view of these submissions, the High Court was of a “prima facie” opinion that there is no reasonable ground for believing that the Applicant is guilty of an offence with which he is charged. The Court was “astonished” at the fact that when the Complainant raised an alarm to deter the Applicant, though being in the same bungalow, none of her friends came to her rescue. The Court proceeded to observe, “She did not report the incident to anyone on the same day though she was amidst of the friends and went for an outing. The photographs placed on record would lead to an impression of her being cheerful in the company of the Accused and one other friend. The reason for she not disclosing the offensive conduct of the Applicant which was so dreadful, horrific and appalling, according to her, is something incomprehensible.” However, the Court clarified that its prima facie opinion should not be taken as an opinion on merits of the prosecution case and the trial court shall not be influenced by the observations in the order. The prosecution had resisted the bail plea based on certain WhatsApp chats between the Applicant and his friends, where allegedly the Applicant had himself admitted to his guilt, amounting to extra judicial confession. Rejecting this submission the bench observed, “The extra judicial confessions in the form of chat messages are also compiled in the chargesheet and its existence as piece of evidence would be tested at the time of trial since there is no report of its veracity at this stage. It is a settled position of law that extra judicial confession is a weak piece of evidence unless and until corroborated with substantial evidence.” The Court proceeded to note that the Applicant had no criminal antecedents, had firm roots in the Society and there was minimal likelihoold of his absconding and fleeing the course of justice. “Every accused before he assumes the character of the convict is presumed to be innocent. Under the Indian Constitution, liberty of an individual is zealously safeguarded and it is founded on the bedrock of the rights guaranteed under the Constitution itself. It is acknowledged as the most cherished value in Indian democracy. Deprivation of liberty is considered to be punitive and incarceration before conviction has a substantial punitive content. In the backdrop of the conundrum between the individual liberty of the accused and securing justice for the victim, a neat balance has to be struck,” the bench observed. Thereby, taking note of the dim chances of the trial commencing and concluding in the immediate times, “particularly in the light of the huge galloping pendency which the judicial system would be staring at, at the end of the Covid pandemic,” the bench allowed the bail plea. “Incarceration of a young boy for an indefinite period would be antithesis to the concept of liberty. The investigation being completed and the charge-sheet having been filed and the prima facie material contained in the chargesheet persuade me to release the Applicant on bail subject to certain stringent conditions that he will not enter in the jurisdiction of the police station where the victim girl is residing,” the Court held. Case Details: Case Title: Jitin Mothukiri v. State of Maharashtra Case No.: BA No. 48/2020 Quorum: Justice Bharati Dangre Appearance: Advocate Dr. Abhinav Chandrachud with Advocates Khushboo Pathak and Wasi Sayyed i/b Advocate Prem Pandey (for Applicant); APP Ajay Patil (for State); Advocate Satyam Nimbalkar (for Intervener) Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

High school said it will not hand out ‘modesty ponchos’ at the prom

first_imgABC News(DETROIT) — A Michigan high school that caused a social media firestorm when it put a so-called “modesty poncho” on display has decided it won’t be handing out the cover-up to girls who don’t follow the school’s required dress code at the upcoming prom.In a letter to parents from the principal of Divine Child High School given to Good Morning America by the Archdiocese of Detroit, the school stated there would be no ponchos handed out.“Our intention with displaying the poncho was never to make students feel uncomfortable, but to remind all students and parents of our formal Prom dress policy, which has not changed for several years. To be clear: The poncho will not be passed out at Prom. It was on display to proactively remind students of our dress code policies and eliminate any confusion prior to this special event.”According to the Detroit Free Press, the ponchos were put on display last week at the Catholic high school.Divine Child alumna Laurie Pohutsky told GMA when she read about the ponchos she was “disappointed, but not surprised.” She recounted her experience when girls’ uniform skirts did not meet the required length.“I saw, on multiple occasions, female students made to come in front of the class while a teacher measured the distance from their knees to the hem of their skirts. It was embarrassing and humiliating to watch and made a public spectacle out of a mundane uniform infraction.”Another alumnus, a man who wished to remain anonymous, agreed.“The dress code was very strict, but it was not always uniformly enforced. Boys had to wear specific brown khaki pants [from a specific brand with the brand’s logo]. Many boys did not wear these pants and nothing was ever said to them,” he said. “Girls had to wear knee-length skirts and that was always enforced no matter what. They would literally pull girls out of the hallway and give them detention.”He also said that his senior prom his date, and many others, had “some form of fabric attached to their dress by a teacher because they felt it was inappropriate.”Pohutsky said she understands that these are children and the issue is delicate.“Although I am opposed to the policing of the female body and clothing, I do understand that we are talking about children at a school function,” she said. “The issue is the need to humiliate young women for failing to adhere to a dress code.”While the ponchos won’t be handed out, the school is by no mean abandoning its dress code for the prom on May 12.“We encourage our students to tailor their outfits or provide their own wraps or shawls that would meet our requirements,” the school’s letter read. “If necessary, we may also provide wraps and shawls, as we have done at school functions for many years.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Burger buns go upmarket

first_imgLantmännen Unibake UK has added a Gourmet Burger Bun to its Americana range of fast food breads. The Kaiser Bun features a subtle sour flavour and a slightly firmer texture, finished with a maize dressing, according to the firm. It has been designed to cater for operators of any kind looking to develop a more premium hamburger offering. The buns are pre-sliced for convenience and are available in packs of 6×8.last_img