Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/65339/minnetonka-residence-altus-architecture-design Clipboard Architects: ALTUS Architecture + Design Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© ALTUS Architecture + Design+ 21 Share “COPY” ArchDaily Year: “COPY” United States Projects Area: 3700 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Minnetonka, United States Minnetonka Residence / ALTUS Architecture + Design ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/65339/minnetonka-residence-altus-architecture-design Clipboard Text description provided by the architects. Nestled on a deep wooded site, this modern house is designed for a young family to create open, flexible spaces for living and playing that allow the indoor and outdoor spaces to merge. Entering the site between mature Spruce and White Pine trees, the L – shaped plan creates a car court and play area under a landmark Tamarack tree. Save this picture!© ALTUS Architecture + DesignThe landscape was sculpted to create a series of flat activity spaces extending the house into the site from the main and lower levels. This site design included a ‘land pier’ with a terrace off the kitchen, shaping the transition between the main and lower level grade. The flat play spaces are maintained grass while the land pier and perimeter areas are a low maintenance fescue grass for natural sustainability.Save this picture!© ALTUS Architecture + DesignThe client sought an industrial modern architecture to reflect their European heritage as a compliment of contrast to the natural landscape. The non-maintenance exterior is composed of folded planes of black concrete block as a sculptural base, which is expressed inside the house. The upper level contains the bedroom wing and a play space over the garage. These two forms rest on the black base as ochre and gray fiber cement panels. The aluminum windows create expansive views on the main level and draw in natural light through clerestory glass on the upper level. Dark Slate and Red Birch floors and custom Birch cabinetry extend the materials palette on the interior. The quality of space and materiality was accomplished for a modest $135 per square foot, including landscape.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Towers of LondonArticlesBotswana Innovation Hub / SHoP ArchitectsArticles Share 2008 Minnetonka Residence / ALTUS Architecture + DesignSave this projectSaveMinnetonka Residence / ALTUS Architecture + Design CopyAbout this officeALTUS Architecture + DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesMinnetonkaUnited StatesPublished on June 22, 2010Cite: “Minnetonka Residence / ALTUS Architecture + Design” 22 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
The Atlantic Philanthrophies has given two grants to help promote philanthropy in Ireland. Described as ‘out-of’programme’ grants, one will support an annual lecture promoting philanthrophy while the other grant will provide core funding for an organisation working to improve the tax regime for charitable giving. Philanthrophy Ireland, the association of grant making trusts in Ireland, has been given ‚€130,000 over 10 years for the Ray Murphy Memorial Lecture. Ray Murphy was a key figure in philanthrophy in Ireland and the USA and worked with Atlantic Philanthropies in its early days in Ireland. An award of ‚€250,000 over 4 years for core funding was made to Irish Charities Tax Reform Ltd which campaigns to make the Irish tax system more favourable for charitable giving. Advertisement Howard Lake | 6 November 2007 | News Tagged with: Ireland Atlantic provides grants to promote philanthrophy Out-of-programme grants refer to grants not in the Atlantic Philanthropies core giving programme which supports Ageing, Disadvantaged Children and Youth, Population Health and Reconciliation and Human Rights. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 19 total views, 1 views today 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.
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 | 7 February 2018 | News 172 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Tagged with: corporate Donated goods Student accommodation manager and developer Unite Students has now raised £1.17 million for charities, including BHF, since 2014 through student and employee fundraising together with in kind donations. The total includes £272,700 raised in 2017 for the British Heart Foundation. This was achieved through stock donations such as clothing, electrical items and other household goods. Over 18,000 bags of stock donations were collected.BHF experts also trained 540 students and staff across 29 Unite properties in ‘Call Push Rescue’ cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training. Currently only one in 10 people in the UK will survive such an emergency, but immediate CPR can double their chances of survival.John Blanshard, Student Experience Director, Unite Students, said: “It is important to Unite Students to encourage sustainable living practices with our students. The BHF partnership allows us to do this, and use our position to improve the lives of others. It has also been rewarding for our 540 members of staff and students who are now trained in CPR and take those skills back to their communities where they could just save lives. We are proud to have helped raise such a large amount in stock donations to aid this vital research.”Unite Students provides a home for around 50,000 students, in more than 140 properties, across 24 university cities in England and Scotland. Unite Students pass £1m mark in charity donations 171 total views, 1 views today Advertisement
Lamont Lilly & Monica Moorehead lead “What is a revolutionary” discussion on March 29.WW photo: Durham WWP branchIn commemoration of Lenin’s death 90 years ago. Excerpted from a talk given at the March 29, 2014, “Hard Times are Fighting Times” conference in Durham, N.C.Vladimir Lenin was the leader of the Bolshevik Party, which led the first successful socialist revolution in modern history. Out of this revolution was born the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, with over 100 nationalities, many of whom had their own republics. Lenin was a continuer of the teachings of Karl Marx.Lenin described imperialism as the highest stage of capitalism, an economic system, first and foremost, with inherent governing laws. The developed capitalist countries have been driven to expand their productive forces beyond their own borders and plunder the less developed countries in order to make profits or die.Capitalism in its earlier stage of development was based on competition, but capitalism in its highest stage is based on monopoly capitalism — that is, larger transnationals and banks gobbling up their weaker competitors. The five components of imperialism are (1) the concentration of production and capital; (2) the merging of bank capital with industrial capital, or “finance capital,” which creates a financial oligarchy; (3) the dominance of the export of capital as distinguished from the export of commodities; (4) the formation of international monopolist capitalist associations which share the world among themselves, i.e., the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization; and (5) the territorial division of the whole world among the biggest capitalist powers.Lenin wrote “Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism” during World War I because this “great war” was really an interimperialist war; it was a war carried out in its most brutal form by the then European, U.S. and Japanese imperialists among themselves over how to redivide the previously enslaved colonial peoples in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Middle East.During the colonial era, whole nations of people had been forced under the whip and gun to be superexploited in order to enrich the imperialist countries to build up their economies and destroy the oppressed ones with superexploitation of labor, resources and lands. This was “territorial division of the whole world among the biggest capitalist powers” in Lenin’s “Imperialism.”The war prompted Lenin to call for “revolutionary defeatism” — that is, for socialists and communists based in the imperialist countries to unite in calling for the defeat of their own governments, to declare that “the enemy is at home” and to turn their guns around against their own ruling class.While calling for revolution against the imperialist governments, Lenin also called for the right to self-determination for these oppressed countries, which had historically been denied the right to develop their economies based on capitalist laws of production.Crises in Venezuela, UkraineWithout a clear understanding of what imperialism is as a worldwide economic system first and foremost, the chances of there being consistent anti-imperialism or internationalism is threatened.In Venezuela, the Bolivarian Revolution was launched with the presidency of the late Hugo Chávez when he became president in 1999. The present government of Nicolás Maduro is continuing the Bolivarian revolutionary process and aspires to move in the direction of socialism. What you have in Venezuela is a long lasting dual power situation — an anti-imperialist, pro-socialist government with mass support especially from the poor versus the capitalist oligarchy class which still has a stronghold in the private economy and the media and is backed by the White House, the CIA, the Pentagon and Wall Street and is deeply connected to U.S. imperialism.Ukraine is a more complex situation because of its relationship to Russia. It became an independent capitalist country as a product of a capitalist counterrevolution in 1991 that broke up not only the Soviet Union but earlier in 1989 took over Eastern Europe. Our party characterized this as a historic setback for the workers and oppressed worldwide and the bourgeoisie declared it as a victory. It has been the number one mission of U.S. imperialism to recolonize the world into a U.S. empire since the collapse of the Soviet Union.This is the geopolitical context that defines this development — that being the semifascist and fascist elements who have violently ousted the legally elected government in Ukraine with the backing of the U.S. and NATO. In the process, they have outed their fascistic nature by brazenly raising the flags of the U.S. Confederacy and the Nazis. This is an attempt by the U.S. and NATO to expand more and more towards the east and further encircle Russia. It should be made clear that the Putin government is a capitalist one backed by a Russian capitalist class of billionaires and millionaires. But it is not close to being an imperialist country like the U.S. or its European allies. Russia doesn’t have military bases in over 150 countries like the U.S., not to mention the hundreds inside the U.S. in order to protect the profits of the 1%. A victory for Washington would strengthen world imperialism and be a great danger to the workers and oppressed of the world.This current global economic crisis indicates that capitalism is at a dead end. It can no longer expand its production like during its earlier stages of development. It is in a desperate, adventurous mode which means that wars and political crises — as what is going on in Venezuela and Ukraine — can break out at any time and any place. Plus at home the masses are feeling this deepening crisis of imperialism with racism, low wages, attacks on pensions, housing, education and health care; there is crumbling infrastructure and much more but there are also signs of resistance and fightback.This is along the same lines that Lenin raised on a much higher level: the revolutionary defeatism of one’s own government. Our movements have a strategic role to play in the South and throughout the U.S. to show our solidarity with the rest of the world by building anti-imperialist fronts, building pro-socialist fronts that will weaken imperialism at home, which will strengthen the anti-imperialist struggle abroad.Monica Moorehead is a member of WWP’s Secretariat and editor of the book, “Marxism, Reparations and the Black Freedom Struggle.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
At least 3,000 demonstrators marched in Seattle this year on the second anniversary of the 2014 Black Friday protests against the infamous grand jury decision not to indict the cops for the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.Black Lives Matter activists led the multinational marchers through downtown for four hours, blocking off streets. This limited the business of the rich retailers, and an army of cops didn’t help them.Demonstrators chanted, “Black lives matter, not Black Friday!” and “Refugees are welcome here!” They also chanted, “Mni Wiconi, Water is Life,” in solidarity with the great Native-American convergence with the Oceti Sakowin at Standing Rock, N.D.There were also many signs and T-shirts which read, “Block the Bunker,” opposing the city’s plan to build a massive police precinct costing $160 million.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
By Lee Siu Hin 李小轩This slightly edited talk was given at the July 16 Workers World Party webinar, “Why We Defend China.” The webinar can be viewed at tinyurl.com/yxbbpwwy/.Lee Siu HinWhat’s going on?In January 2020, several cases of viral pneumonia of unknown origin were detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. No one knew exactly what the virus was, hence the vague identifier of “coronavirus” so popularly known today.Thousands of miles away in the U.S., when the virus was believed not to have reached its soil yet, right-wing U.S. elites, media and politicians began using cruel words and ridicule against China, calling the virus “China’s Chernobyl.” U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, famous for his anti-China rhetoric, along with the right-wing media and the “liberal” Washington Post, began spreading the “Wuhan military-lab-made virus” conspiracy theory.On the ground in ChinaI was in China at the time. As a Chinese American community activist, I had been working and traveling between China and the U.S. for the Bi-National Activist Solidarity Network project and working in the medical field. Due to the increased U.S. cold-war hostilities against China, we organized a 21-people U.K./U.S. activist delegation to China from December 2019 to January 2020.We traveled from Beijing along the Silk Road to Urumqi, China, the capital of Xingjian province. Our main purpose was a fact-finding tour to fight U.S.-Western propaganda against China regarding [the Muslim Uyghur minority] in Xingjian. We met many people and talked to Muslims and Uyghurs about the true situation. (tinyurl.com/y46k2jtx/)It was right after the New Year, on the tour bus to Dunhuang, China, when we heard the breaking story of the U.S. assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani and the small but developing news about a mysterious virus that had broken out in Wuhan. By the time we returned to Beijing at the end of the tour on Jan. 7, the situation in Wuhan seemed to be getting serious, with more and more local news coverage and public health warnings.I stayed in China until Jan. 20 and flew back to the U.S., three days before the Chinese government ordered Wuhan’s lockdown and tens of thousands of medical workers were sent to the city. It became the biggest medical emergency mission in human history.Based on my medical experience, I knew it could develop into a health crisis, but no one could have expected a pandemic to emerge and become a major global crisis that would deeply affect each and every country. This was a turning point in history that occurred over the course of just a few weeks.It seemed with every passing day less was known about the pandemic, yet China beat the odds by completely containing the virus within three months. When the Wuhan lockdown officially ended on April 8, it marked the official end of the COVID-19 crisis in China.But no one could predict that the pandemic would spread rapidly to Europe or that the U.S. would become the COVID-19 epicenter in the world, with nearly a quarter of all global cases and deaths.Again, we need to ask: What’s going on?U.S. cold war on ChinaThe success of China’s struggle against the virus and the U.S. failure demonstrates the success of China’s socialist system and the failure and dysfunction of the U.S. capitalist system.It also shows that the arrogance of the U.S., from left to right, due to the ceaseless anti-communist cold war against China, has meant that the U.S. could not put aside differences and learn from China’s successful experience. This arrogance sent the U.S. into an abyss of corona disaster, with, as of this day, over 140,000 cases of COVID-19 deaths, millions of cases and trillions worth of economic losses, with no end in sight.The first reported case in Wuhan came at the height of China-U.S. tensions. There was a U.S.-instigated trade war and a U.S.-Western-backed “color revolution” in Hong Kong, China. The U.S. was routinely sending its naval carriers and war planes to the South China Sea. The U.S. mobilized its entire state machine against Huawei, China’s burgeoning telecom company. The U.S. Congress passed the so-called “Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019” on Dec. 3, 2019, in a blatant example of interference in China’s Xingjian region.Most of these China-bashing U.S. campaigns have failed. The U.S. was forced to sign the trade accord with China to ease the trade war. Huawei didn’t fall. Hong Kong police are now under new leadership that has cracked down and arrested thousands of neo-Nazi Hong Kong pro-independent rioters in mid-December 2019. Additionally, no uprising occurred in Xingjian after U.S. political pressure. The D.C. elite certainly felt humiliated and defeated by China. Now they are furious.Just like a money-losing gambler in desperate need to make a comeback, the coronavirus was the perfect bet for turning the tables. Sinisterly calling it “China’s Chernobyl,” U.S. anti-communist, warmonger imperialists painted a sick fantasy that mirrored the Soviet Union’s Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986.They made accusations that China covered up the problem. They hoped that China would have poor medical support, causing massive deaths — which would then lead to the country’s economic collapse, causing condemnation and isolation from the international community. This in turn would lead to mass anger and uprising and finally to the collapse and overthrow of Communist China.Impact on U.S. workersIronically, China successively mobilized the masses to beat the virus quickly and effectively, while the U.S. under the Trump regime was led to total disaster. The U.S. not only became the hardest hit country with the highest rate of infected people and the highest casualties, but the country has spiraled into economic collapse with massive unemployment and has even been unable to provide enough personal protective equipment for medical workers.While the rich feast, in the foodpacking, meat and farm industries, workers and “guest workers” from South of the U.S. border are suffering. The greedy pursuit of profit by capitalist bosses cares nothing about the workers who produce our food. In Evansville, Tenn., every one of the 200 farmworkers has tested positive for the virus. Southern New Jersey has seen hundreds of migrant farmworkers become infected with the virus. According to WHYY radio in Philadelphia, these workers are not covered by medical insurance and, simply put, no one cares about them. In fact, no one knows exactly how many have been infected or died from the virus.It’s the same situation at meat and poultry processing facilities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between April and May, 16,233 workers were infected in 239 facilities across the U.S., with 86 deaths.No doubt, COVID-19 has been a “Chernobyl disaster” — for the U.S.!Lee Siu Hin, a Chinese American long-time, low-paid immigrant worker activist, now working on community health, is the national coordinator of National Immigrant Solidarity Network (ImmigrantSolidarity.org). Lee’s “Capitalism on a Ventilator: Impact of COVID-19 in China vs. U.S.” will be co-published with the International Action Center in August 2020. 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News UpdatesKerala High Court Directs State Government To Notify Forward Community List For EWS Reservation Lydia Suzanne Thomas25 March 2021 10:24 PMShare This – x“The Model Code of Conduct need not restrain the Government from publishing the same”, the Court said.The Kerala High Court has directed the State Government to notify the list of non-reserved communities eligible for reservation for Economically Weaker Section within a period of one month. A Bench of Justice N Nagaresh was hearing a petition moved by the Nair Service Society (NSS) assailing the non-publication of the list. At a previous hearing, Counsel for NSS, Advocate RT…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?LoginThe Kerala High Court has directed the State Government to notify the list of non-reserved communities eligible for reservation for Economically Weaker Section within a period of one month. A Bench of Justice N Nagaresh was hearing a petition moved by the Nair Service Society (NSS) assailing the non-publication of the list. At a previous hearing, Counsel for NSS, Advocate RT Pradeep, submitted that despite the list having been finalized as early as February last year and having received the assent of the legislature, the same has not yet been notified. “Availing of EWS reservation is affected badly by the non-publication of the list”, the Counsel contended. Continuing, the Counsel stated, “Reservation now provided (recognition of reservation for EWS by the government) is not coming to the benefit of the EWS because of the lethargy in implementing …” On that occasion, Justice Nagaresh questioned the state on why the list remained unpublished. The Judge added that he had called upon the state to furnish reasons as to the non-publication on an earlier occasion as well. At the hearing this week, the Court noted that after Articles 15(6) and 16(6) were inserted, contemplating 10% reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in education and public service, Government of Kerala constituted the Kerala State Commission for Forward Communities The Commission had prepared a report which had been accepted by the government, the Court recorded in its Order, after hearing the submissions of the government pleader. “However the Government has not yet notified the list of forward communities,” Justice Nagaresh observed. Holding that the delay in publication of the list would “naturally cause prejudice to the communities which are included in the list”, the Court directed the publication of the list. The Government Pleader had sought time till after the expiry of the Model Code of Conduct to give final approval to the list. The Model Code of Conduct is presently in operation in the state, on account of the upcoming Kerala Legislative Assembly elections. The Court rejected this submission, finding that the report on forward communities and the list prepared had been approved by the government even before the moel code of conduct came into force. Finding that the publication of the list was a discharge of statutory obligations and that the failure to publish the list would affect the communities eligible for reservation. “The Model Code of Conduct need not restrain the Government from publishing the same”, the Court said. Accordingly, the Court gave the state a months’ time to notify the list. Click here to download the judgment Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Associated Press March 13, 2021 /Sports News – Local Queta, Utah State beat Colorado St. 62-50 in MWC semifinal Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAS VEGAS (AP) — Neemias Queta scored 18 points, pulled down 14 rebounds and blocked nine shots as Utah State turned back Colorado State 62-50 in the semifinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament.Second-seeded Utah State meets top-seeded and No. 19 ranked San Diego State in the conference championship Saturday. Justin Bean added 13 points with 11 rebounds for the Aggies, sinking three free throws and grabbing two rebounds in the last 46 seconds. Queta may have just missed a triple double but his nine blocks is a single-game career high.Colorado State was led by Isaiah Stevens’ 15 points and David Roddy chipping in 12 with 10 rebounds. Tags: Mountain West/Mountain West Tournament/Neemias Queta/Utah State Aggies Basketball
Arcade Fire are currently on tour for their Infinite Content Tour, rocking across the UK and Europe in support of their upcoming album Everything Now, co-produced by Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter – due out July 28. The indie rockers are having a ton of fun, as displayed through the video below from Thursday night’s show in Edinburgh, Scotland. After a huge show at the Corn Exchange, the band surprised fans with an impromptu jam in the middle of the lobby. They even handed out cups of water to the thirsty fans! It was a trust artist-fan experience.Watch the fun in the video below, as taped by David Price:Setlist: Arcade Fire | Corn Exchange | Edinburgh, Scotland | 6/8/17Wake Up (Acoustic), Everything Now, Signs of Life, Here Comes the Night Time, HaïtiRebellion (Lies), No Cars Go, Neon Bible, Suburban War, Month of May (Tour debut), Ready to Start, Reflektor, Afterlife, We Exist, Creature Comfort, Neighborhood #3 (Power Out), Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) [‘Damian Taylor Remix’ intro][H/T CoS]