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Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rural & Migrant Ministry organized an interfaith delegation of more than 100 civil rights advocates, clergy and farmworkers from across New York state to spend “Farmworker Day” in Albany on May 21. ENS photo/Lynette Wilson[Episcopal News Service] Fifteen years ago Rural & Migrant Ministry began advocating for New York’s farmworkers with the goal that the state’s labor laws be modified to extend basic labor rights and protections to the men and women who work in the fields, the orchards and the food-processing plants that comprise the state’s $3 to 4 billion agricultural sector.On May 21, RMM organized an interfaith delegation of more than 100 civil rights advocates, clergy and farmworkers from across the state – some traveling more than four hours one way by bus – to descend on Albany for “Farmworker Day,” to once again to ask legislators – mainly senators – to pass the Farmworkers Fair Labor Act. If passed, the law would grant farmworkers a day of rest, overtime pay and workers’ compensation, collective bargaining rights, and would extend public health sanitary codes to migrant worker’s camps.“I am proud to be here today on Farmworker Day to help bring to the attention of our legislative leaders that this is a basic human right, to be treated with equality in terms of wages and other opportunities that other labor groups have,” said Rochester Bishop Prince Singh in an interview with ENS in Albany.“But it also to me, as a person of faith and a leader in a faith community, brings to the fore the reality that we need to treat people who bring food to us, to our tables, with some clarity of dignity. All we are asking that they are provided with the same opportunities that other labor groups have.”In March New York’s Episcopal bishops met with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and during that meeting made it clear that they supported equal rights for farmworkers, Singh said.Since the 1930s, farmworkers have been excluded from both federal and state laws that protect other labors. Legislators have repeatedly introduced legislation to assure agricultural workers these rights during the past 15 years. In 2010 the bill failed by four votes in the New York Senate; the New York Assembly has historically passed the bill.“Every year it passes in the Assembly and gets stalled in the Senate,” said the Rev. Michael Phillips, rector of The Church of the Holy Trinity in Manhattan, who rode the bus from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine to the capitol. “It’s an issue of justice: Why deny farmworkers labor rights?”There are an estimated 80,000 farmworkers in the state and some 35,000 farms. Latinos comprise 78 percent of all farmworkers and 99 percent of farmworkers are foreign born, according to the Hudson Valley Farmworker Report published in 2007.Phillips, who coordinated the groups from Manhattan and New Paltz, where on its way north the bus stopped to pick up additional people, warned that while speaking with legislators and/or their aides that the supporters not allow the conversation to be steered toward immigration.“This is a labor, not an immigration issue … don’t be tempted to go down that rabbit hole,” he said, “There are undocumented workers in the field, but there are also American citizens and legal workers in the field. This is about their rights.“Legally or illegally, they are doing the work.”The Rev. Winnie Varghese, of St. Mark’s Church In-the-Bowery, and Rabbi Michael Feinberg, executive director of the Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition, during the May 21 march to the capitol. ENS photo/Lynette WilsonMembers of the delegation gathered at Westminster Presbyterian Church for an orientation, followed by a march to the capitol, visits to the offices of legislators — both opponents and supporters — and held silent vigils during which they held orange signs with black letters that read “Farmworkers Deserve Equal Rights.” Singh and other leaders, farmworkers and elected officials took part in a press conference organized by the New York Civil Liberties Union.“The New York Civil Liberties Union is proud to stand with labor, human rights, religious and political leaders to call on the New York State legislature to correct an 80-year-old wrong and finally pass the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act. Eighty years ago, when the New Deal established major reforms to worker’s rights, farm workers were excluded because back then farmworkers were black and that’s the deal that southern segregationists insisted on to support reform. Today New York’s farmworkers are overwhelmingly Latino, but for them Jim Crow is still the law of the land when it comes to their labor rights,” said Donna Lieberman, NYCLU’s executive director during the press conference.“… Jim Crow was wrong then, it’s wrong now and it’s time to close the gap for basic worker protections … it’s time to ensure that the people who do the back-breaking work to putting food on our tables enjoy the basic protections and basic dignity that every individual working in New York state deserves and expects,” she said.At the start of the press conference, the Rev. Richard Witt, RMM’s longtime executive director and a priest in the Diocese of New York, placed a bushel of apples on the table next to the speaker’s podium. The bushel, he said, weighed 48 pounds. Apple pickers typically pick up to 168 bushels in an eight- to-10 hour workday.Sostenes Uribe speaking during the press conference. ENS photo/Lynette Wilson“It’s a heavy job but we are proud to do it because we need this for our lives,” said Sostenes Uribe, a farmworker and an American citizen, who injured himself picking apples and was subsequently fired from his job. “I come here in the name of all the farmworkers to raise the voice to pass the farmworkers bill.”Uribe, who spoke in Spanish through an interpreter during the press conference, said farmworkers often feel they go unnoticed and that he participated in the event to help raise their voices.Peggy Alt and her husband, Wayne Alt, a member of the United Church of Christ and a past RMM board member, traveled with the bus from Buffalo to Albany to participate in the day’s events.Despite the fact that consumers have become more conscious about food quality and the distance it has traveled, it’s been a slow process to bring consumers around to care about farmworker’s rights, said Peggy Alt, adding that part of the reason is that farmworkers tend to work behind the scenes.To draw attention to farmworker and their rights, RMM over the years has held marches across the state, marched from Harlem to Albany, held round-the-clock vigils in front of the capitol, performed street theater, and enlisted celebrities and mariachi bands to call attention to farmworker injustice.“We’ve tried every single way we can figure to just get attention,” said Witt, adding that once a year a delegation visits Albany, but that advocacy work continues at the local level throughout the year.“The thing that really captures it for me is that when we lost by four votes in the Senate two years ago, one of our youth looked at me when I was feeling really down and she said, ‘Well you know Moses was in the desert 40 years. Get over it.’ So it’s one of these things we just keep putting one foot in front of the other figuring that something is going to happen.”Progress has been made, however, over the years, Witt continued.Ten years ago, Witt said, legislators wouldn’t give RMM the time of day. “Now we are meeting with the majority leaders, prominent senators … so the voice of the farmworkers is getting more and more included — it’s just not being honored yet. And one of that ways you know that it’s getting more and more included is that you see the Farm Bureau and agribusiness stepping up their efforts to combat it.”The Business Council of New York State and the New York Farm Bureau — which according to its website “is a non-governmental, volunteer organization financed and controlled by member families for the purpose of solving economic and public policy issues challenging the agricultural industry” — are on record in opposition to the bill.“The agricultural workforce is a crucial part of our state workforce. Because of its unique nature, this workforce in this industry was exempted years ago from regulations that generally apply to other groups of employees. These conditions have not changed and have become even more important due to global competition and the increase in the advantages of sourcing locally,” says a legislative memo on the Business Council’s website confirming its alliance with the Farm Bureau.According to the Farm Bureau, 99 percent of the state’s 35,000 farms are family owned.The argument often raised by the bill’s opponents that without the benefit of cheap labor, the smaller family farms cannot compete “is just ludicrous,” said Gerardo Gutiérrez Jr., an attorney and RMM’s Justice for Farmworker’s campaign coordinator, adding that if anything, higher costs for industrial farms allow smaller farms to compete.Only four states – California, Maryland, Minnesota and Hawaii – and the commonwealth of Puerto Rico have laws protecting the rights of farmworkers, Gutiérrez said.The California Agricultural Labor Relations Act was passed in 1975, establishing collective bargaining rights for farmworkers. The law’s passage was largely the result of a grassroots effort led by Cesar Chavez, the Mexican-American labor leader and civil right activist.New York, by passing a law to protect the rights of farmworkers, could help break down the Farm Bureau’s argument for cheap labor and serve as an inspiration and a model for other states, said Witt.“If you have both California and New York doing something, it’s harder to argue that by providing equality to farmworkers it’s harder to compete. California has been doing quite well with it for more than 40 years.”— Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service. She traveled with the group from Manhattan to Albany to report this story. Interfaith supporters of farmworkers rally in Albany Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS May 23, 2012 at 10:28 am I am grateful for the witness of Rural and Migrant Ministry, and for all who went to Albany on Monday to advocate for justice for farmworkers. It is hard for every employer to balance fair pay and benefits with keeping costs low and producing affordable products, but we must treat people as children of God rather than machines, widgets, or simply viewing them as expendable. Winnie Varghese says: Jennifer Linman says: Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 May 23, 2012 at 12:43 pm The Farm Bureau argument against farm workers rights is the classic scare-tactic forever used to justify the exploitation of human labor. What is especially galling is that this is happening in 2012 and in New York! Are the citizens of this state going to continue to allow this injustice to exist? Isn’t it worth the dignity of our fellow human beings to know that the food we buy is providing a fair living for the people who labor in the fields?And to compare the labor situation in religious institutions with farms is laughable. Religious institutions have none of the same motivations, i.e. profit- motives, at play in which to abuse its workers rights willfully. Perhaps the farm industry would voluntarily improve the conditions for its workers because it is the right thing and do so to avoid the legislation? Are we foolish enough to believe that will ever happen? May 23, 2012 at 2:17 pm Sisters and Brothers,My father, who came from Puerto Rico when he was 18, was for a brief period of time a farm laborer. He used to tell me stories about the sub-standard “housing” and other amenities that employers provided him and his fellow workers in order to keep them close and extract as much from them as they could. Bottom line: If maintaining exploitive, racist and unequal labor systems is the only means through which farming folks can make ends meet; well then, they and their workers ought to get together and create a new system, one in which farm workers are no longer exempt from the protections and benefits that other workers receive. We simply must support those who “give us our daily bread.” Rector Bath, NC Advocacy Peace & Justice, May 23, 2012 at 11:48 am I believe good farmers are good businessmen and we really need not worry too much about the giant corporations that grow our pesticide injected crops. Its just so ridiculous to claim that there is any good reason to exempt one class of worker from the protections that all other classes enjoy. If a farmer cannot afford to pay overtime he should consider another line of work and let a more competent individual take over. Also let’s stop pretending that the farm bureau represents some poor farmer in overalls, in this day of corporation plutocracy this is laughable. These are suits taking advantage of the poor migrant workers who suffer miserable conditions and should be allowed to bargain in good faith, be guaranteed one day off a week, job safety and get disability insurance. Every other worker enjoys these benefits and if it’s ok in New Jersey it should be just fine in NY. Wake up folks! These guys are going to erode your wages with inflation next. They want to take your social security, medicare, medicaid and any benefit they came get their greedy hands on. They hate our government and they want our taxes, and they never pay their share! So if you don’t stand up for the weakest members of our society you weaken the foundations of the whole country. Please visit ruralmigrantministries.org and just do the right thing. What would Christ do? Rector Belleville, IL May 23, 2012 at 10:22 pm Jennifer Linman said:“I am grateful for the witness of Rural and Migrant Ministry, and for all who went to Albany on Monday to advocate for justice for farmworkers. It is hard for every employer to balance fair pay and benefits with keeping costs low and producing affordable products, but we must treat people as children of God rather than machines, widgets, or simply viewing them as expendable.”That’s typical Richard Witt/RMM rhetoric and tactics. I, and my fellow farmers do not view our employees as “machines, widgets, or simply viewing them as expendable.” I can’t tell you how offensive that is. Just like when Witt in the past would call us “slave owners” and would throw out the “slavery” line. It is extremely offensive. And it is a false dichotomy. If you don’t agree with his or your position you are “immoral” and/or “unjust” and you must view your workers as “machines, widgets, or expendable.” It is scurrilous and outrageous and false.First off, I don’t cede the moral ground to you. Since you don’t want to apply these exemptions to your employees and your industry you don’t have a moral leg to stand on, certainly not to stand on some sort of perch and dictate who is and isn’t moral or determine what part of our laws or codes are or aren’t “moral” or “just.” Second, you offend church going farmers when you employ that sort of rhetoric. Witt has been doing it for years but let me tell you something farmers in rural communities have had enough of it. They will put up with a lot but they are sick and tired of it and they have had enough and pretty soon, priests and clergy, it’s going to start hitting you where it hurts, in the collection box. Comments are closed. 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As a small not for profit supported by Episcopal congregations they are doing heroic work in opposing one of the most powerful lobby’s in Albany, the Farm Bureau, which can afford to have people like Mr. Pawelski comment regularly on every article which addresses this issue in the state of New York. The Farm Bureau is the primary obstacle to passing this bill, even though it seems that many of our Senators, as people of faith, agree with justice for farm workers in principle. The witness of the Roman Catholic Church and Roman Catholic people on this issue has historically been powerful, and we hope the faith of Roman Catholic legislators will be made manifest when this bill comes to the floor.We have all witnessed the horrific conditions that farmworkers work and live in here in New York. Their desperation should not be our excuse to overlook their exploitation. We pray for the day when the good labor laws on New York State, of which we can be enormously proud, are applied to all who work in New York.And to Mr. Pawelski’s point about the church not being subject to labor laws. That is true, and we have many, many internal guiding principals established by our General Convention that direct us to create just work environments. Many of our churches pay no one but the priest, if that, so I’m not sure it’s a useful comparison to compare a parish church to a corporate farm subsidized by the state of New York.Thank you ENS for telling a story that is rarely told. If you want to support the cause and meet some of the inspiring leadership of RMM, please visit their website at ruralmigrantministries.org In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN May 22, 2012 at 8:52 pm This op-ed appeared in HV Biz has a bit more detail:Don’t apply factory work rules to farmworkersChristopher Pawelski | Feb 12, 2010 |There is a bill before the state Legislature titled “The Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act” (S. 2247-B; A. 1867-A). There is a great deal of misinformation surrounding this bill as well as the issue of agricultural labor. Allow me to address a few of these issues.The primary proponent of this bill is a religious nonprofit organization called Rural and Migrant Ministry (RMM). The ministry acts as a self-appointed farmworker advocate organization because the overwhelming majority of farmworkers in New York state have neither elected nor chosen this organization or its designated leaders to represent them or speak on their behalf. Farmworkers do not attend their board or planning meetings and the handful that attend RMM’s annual Albany lobby day event are paid by RMM to be there. These facts were admitted by RMM Executive Director Rev. Richard Witt during his sworn testimony before the state Lobby Commission in 2001.RMM and its allies consistently claim that there are virtually no laws protecting farmworkers and they are “invisible” and ignored by society. The truth is there are roughly a dozen local, state and federal governmental agencies that enforce a plethora of laws that govern both the living and the working conditions of farmworkers in the state.Some of these laws, like the federal Migrant and Seasonal Protection Act (MSPA) only apply to farmworkers. Farmworkers are one of if not the most protected work force in the state. New York farmworkers earn, on average, more than $10 an hour. Most also receive free housing and all that it entails, including heat, electric and utilities. Many receive free cable or satellite television. Farmworkers in the state also benefit from a number of governmentally funded social-service programs that, in many cases, only exist for their benefit, including their own free government-funded health clinics, free day-care centers for their children (now 14 throughout the state) free child and adult migrant education programs, as well as their own free government-funded law firm which works only in their behalf. How does a farmworker compare with an urban resident working on the same wage tier when it comes to protections and programs?What we are talking about are five or six exemptions to state labor law. These exemptions, like the one for overtime pay, exist because of the production and marketing realities associated with farming. Farming does not take place in an enclosed building with a regulated environment. We have a limited time to plant and harvest. If overtime is enacted, farmers will have to cut hours during the growing season so as to afford the overtime at planting and harvest time which can’t be avoided. This may mean fewer overall hours and take home pay for farmworkers. And farmers do not control the prices we receive and cannot pass on increased costs. We absorb it or go out of business. Because of pricing and weather disasters, much of New York’s agriculture is reeling. In four of the past five years, my farm income was below the federal poverty line for a family of four. In 2009, my employees earned more than I did. Where would these self-appointed advocates and legislators who support them like the money to come from to pay for these mandates?I have no problem defending each and every one of the exemptions within the real world context of agriculture’s production and marketing realities. But I can’t, because the self-appointed advocates’ mantra is that these exemptions are “immoral” and “unjust.” They state that “there can be no justification for this unequal treatment. Attempts at justification of this exclusion are offensive.” Who assigned these organizations the authority to decide which exemptions are “just?” And many of these same exemptions that apply to farmworkers, like overtime pay, also apply to the employees of nonprofits and religious organizations. Yes, the very same organizations that are pointing their fingers at agriculture can legally “exclude” their own workers from receiving overtime. State legislative staffers also are exempt. Yes, the people who work for the people who want to end our exemption are exempt from overtime. The level of hypocrisy is astounding and they don’t have a leg to stand on to play the “moral” card.A number of farms in Orange County have switched from mono-cropping onions to growing a variety of vegetables. These farms supply the local farmers’ markets and the green markets in New York City. To grow those vegetables they have had to rely on a much bigger labor force than needed for the more mechanized onion farming. End the overtime exemption and they will be unable to afford their labor bill. They will go back to mono-cropping onions, if they can continue to farm at all. New York state’s unemployment and overtime exemptions for agriculture match the federal standard, making us competitive with neighboring states. If overtime is enacted you can kiss that local fresh produce goodbye as New York farmers will be unable to compete with New Jersey or Pennsylvania farmers who don’t have to pay it. And many farmworkers will lose their jobs. That will be the real world consequences of this legislation.The people who travel so far up the migrant labor stream, many year after year to the same farms, come here to work as many hours as possible to provide for themselves and their families back home. If the self-appointed advocates ever actually talked to farmworkers they would learn a common complaint is they aren’t receiving enough hours versus working too many. No one forces a person to work on a farm. If someone wants the benefits associated with factory work, they are welcome to work in a factory. But to attempt to apply the rules associated with factory work to agriculture is foolish public policy. Enactment of this legislation will undoubtedly lead to less locally produced food for our markets and a severely impacted upstate economy that is already hurting considerably.Christopher Pawelski is a fourth generation onion farmer in Orange County and is a member of the New York Farm Bureau’s labor task force. He can be reached at [email protected] Comments (9) Roger Walters says: 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 May 22, 2012 at 8:44 pm Wow, the lies, half-truths, misinformation and distortions of fact found in this piece are extraordinary. This is not surprising because Richard Witt and his organization has been spreading lies, half-truths, misinformation and distortions of fact in connection with this issue for years now. For one thing, current law has been for years, in connection with Workers Comp, if the farm has a payroll of $1,200 in a calendar year they have to provide it and the overwhelming majority majority of farms in the state fall under this regulation and comply with the law. Witt and his organization know this, and yet still spread the falsehood that farmworkers aren’t covered.Here is an op-ed I wrote that ran in the Albany Times Union a couple of years ago. It highlights the misinformation as well as the hypocrisy of this issue, because what these religious groups fail to mention is that another class of groups are also exempt from some of these handful of labor law exemptions that apply to farmworkers, including overtime … wait for it … the employees of religious organizations. Why is it I don’t see the church groups and Witt lobbying to end the exemptions for their employees too?What did Jesus say in the Bible to the religious leaders of his day, “remove the plank from your eyes so you can more clearly see the straw in your neighbor’s eyes” or something like that? And then didn’t he call them hypocrites? I highly doubt you have the honesty and integrity to leave this comment on your blog though.Here is my op-ed:MORE REGULATIONS BAD FOR N.Y. FARMWORKERSMiriam Pawel once again spreads misinformation and distortions regarding legislation proposed by the self-appointed farmworkers’ advocates in her Jan. 29 commentary, “Same old politics hurts N.Y. farmworkers.”She asserts: “The Farm Bureau’s argument is simple: These changes will cost too much. Agriculture is seasonal work, not comparable to any other industry … . But the experience in California … belies the Farm Bureau’s doomsday scenarios.”Evidently, Pawel doesn’t understand what “seasonal” means. California’s growing season is far longer, essentially year round, than New York’s. A strike at planting or harvest would destroy a farm in New York, unlike in California.She argues that if farmers’ claims that the bill’s expensive mandates would kill agriculture were true, then “it is acceptable to exploit farmworkers and deny them basic protections afforded almost every other worker in New York.”More than a dozen federal, state and local agencies oversee dozens of laws and rules governing farmworkers’ living and working conditions. This makes them probably the most protected work force in New York. The five or six exemptions Pawel talks about apply to some other workers as well, including employees of religious organizations and other non-profits driving this legislation.Where is the concern for those “exploited” workers? The hypocrisy is astounding.Pawel laments that “Farmworkers can be made to labor seven days a week, for as many hours as necessary, with no overtime, in back-breaking work. They need not receive unemployment when they are laid off, or be housed in shelter that meets safety standards. Because that would be bad for business.”The people who travel so far up the migrant labor stream, many year after year to the same farms, come here to work as many hours as possible to provide for themselves and their families. A common complaint is that they aren’t getting enough hours.New York’s unemployment and overtime exemptions match the federal standard, making us competitive with neighboring states. I know of no other industry that provides free housing for its employees, except clergy.Agricultural labor law is crafted within the context of agriculture’s production and marketing realities. Farming does not take place in an enclosed building with a regulated environment. We have a limited time to plant and harvest.Farmers do not control the prices we receive and cannot pass on increased costs. We absorb it or go out of business. And because of pricing and weather disasters, much of New York’s agriculture is reeling. In four of the past five years, my farm income was below the federal poverty line for a family of four. In 2009, my employees earned more than I did.Where would Pawel and others like the money to come from to pay for these mandates?The New York Farm Bureau does not give large campaign contributions as Pawel intimates. In fact, one of the biggest contributors here is New York State United Teachers, a union that aggressively supports this legislation.It’s unlikely that elected officials have been motivated by the paltry amounts farmers contribute. They are more likely taking positions based on the merits of our arguments regarding this bill. We are pleased that more of them are seeing through the propaganda and misinformation, and understand just how harmful this legislation would be.No one forces a person to work on a farm. If someone wants the benefits associated with factory work, they are welcome to work in a factory. But to attempt to apply the rules associated with factory work to agriculture is foolish, if not dangerous, public policy.Enact these provisions and you will see less locally produced food in our markets and a severely impacted upstate economy.Chris Pawelski is a fourth-generation onion farmer in Orange County and a member of the New York Farm Bureau’s labor task force. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Chris Pawelski says: Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 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 Tags By Lynette WilsonPosted May 22, 2012 May 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm The Church, and all of us, are much blessed by the patient persistent ministry of Fr. Richard Witt, for decades. If California and New Jersey can live with the sort of legislation now being proposed, New York certainly can also. Arguments raised by the opposition seem without merit when we face the hardships of our migrant farm workers. Even small improvements in wages and living conditions would mean a lot to them. It is time finally to pass the legislation which almost passed last year. Jesus said, “In as much as ye have done it unto the least of these, my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” It is time, New York State, to protect our workers.! Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Fr. Stephen Chinlund says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Chris Pawelski says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Frank Morales says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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“COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/490121/vl-house-rueda-and-vera-arquitectos Clipboard Architects: Rueda & Vera Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Projects 2013 VL House / Rueda & Vera ArquitectosSave this projectSaveVL House / Rueda & Vera Arquitectos 2013 Year: “COPY” VL House / Rueda & Vera Arquitectos Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Houses CopyHouses•Guayana City, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Save this picture!© Antonio Chagín | ACH Imagen Digital+ 19 Share Year: Photographs Area: 596 m² Area: 596 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/490121/vl-house-rueda-and-vera-arquitectos Clipboard photographs: Antonio Chagín | ACH Imagen DigitalPhotographs: Antonio Chagín | ACH Imagen DigitalEngineering:Pedro Sánchez (Structure), Rafael Ernesto López (Electric), Gastón Parra (Sanitary)Supervision:Henry RuedaConstruction:VG Group ConstruccionesSite Area :864,33 m2Architect In Charge:Henry Rueda, Henrique Vera Project Director: Arq. Henry RuedaDesign Team:Gabriella Titone, Natercia Fernandes, Roberto García, Mariana Yanes, Mariana Fernández, Gabriela Hernández, Raúl Cabrera, Rockman VargasCity:Guayana CityCountry:Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Antonio Chagín | ACH Imagen DigitalRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – Larcore The City.Puerto Ordaz is a new founded city from 1962. This is relevant since the city pattern´s and it´s residential quartiers follow the optimism of the American suburbia and the private automobile as a most efficient means of transportation. This could be one of the few project opportunities, where its own context does not contain any historical references, pre-existing architectures or anecdotes. Save this picture!Floor Plan Design Strategies.The climatic and programmatic possibilities, as much as the geometrical conditions of the lot, resulted in a strategy of peripheral occupation where we filled all the setbacks with simple activities, so that the effective program of the house could be contained in a thick line around this borders. This plan, created a much desired central void, generating a Patio-House, intended as a way to create a controlled micro-climate and also to look back to the existing fabric of the city and open the building to an existing park in front of the lot, facing the main entrance of the house. Save this picture!© Antonio Chagín | ACH Imagen Digital This main patio situated around the center of the plan, defines and controls specific climatic problems, high temperatures and humidity. It is this central garden that creates a unique life in the spaces around it, because it allows the relationships void-building-void in all the sections of the project. Walk in and walk out could be part of a single operation making the programmatic spaces to be intermediate areas, dissolving the interior and exterior categories in the experience. Save this picture!© Antonio Chagín | ACH Imagen Digital The segregation of spaces is intended with three essential elements: the patio, the stairs and the bridge. All the spaces in the lower plan are interconnected around the presence of the garden which will be lived through different vanishing points. Through these three elements the house looks inward and creates its own landscape. Save this picture!Section The Building.The volumetric composition is created with simple prismatic white boxes, each of them responding to a contained program. These white stuccoed volumes are the main elements of the building opposed to the screened void of the central patio. The idea of domesticity dissolves into a more flexible and neutral spatial configuration and character. Save this picture!© Antonio Chagín | ACH Imagen Digital The meaning of open/close, interior/exterior and intermediate space is complemented with the aluminum lattice works in the patio and facades, designed as screens protecting undesired sun exposure and long views.The simplicity of the white boxes are a more abstract approach to a domestic language, revealing nothing of the contained functions, but discreetly looking at the park across the street. The concept for “a garden” in the house is not an isolated patch of green, but more a fragmented series of small territories designed with specific responsibilities. Save this picture!© Antonio Chagín | ACH Imagen Digital Conclusion.Finally, we believe that our contribution to the city is the open dialog with the sidewalk, presenting a neutral house, which revisits the obvious idea of a central patio strategy and bring up issues of topicality in our context, either in the use of climatic conditions as much as in the language of its architecture. Project gallerySee allShow lessSilo-top Studio / O-OFFICE ArchitectsSelected ProjectsThe Gravity Stool by Jólan van der Wiel, magnetic innovationArticles Share CopyAbout this officeRueda & Vera Arquitectos OfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGuayana CityHousesVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofPublished on March 27, 2014Cite: “VL House / Rueda & Vera Arquitectos ” 27 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907258/zicatela-taller-de-arquitectura-x-alberto-kalach Clipboard CopyAbout this officeTaller de Arquitectura X / Alberto KalachOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrisas de ZicatelaIcebergMexicoPublished on December 30, 2020Cite: “Zicatela House / Taller de Arquitectura X / Alberto Kalach” [Casa Zicatela / Taller de Arquitectura X / Alberto Kalach] 30 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Weatherman takes to the sky for epilepsy charity Howard Lake | 6 July 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis McCaskill is Vice President of NSE. He was joined on the flight by NSE’s Director of External Relations David Josephs who, with his son Dominic, is fronting the easyJet campaign which will help fund epilepsy research. Advertisement easyJet has already made a corporate donation of £50,000 to the epilepsy charity, and is looking to boost the total by making on board collections during July and August. Ian McCaskill joined an easyJet flight to Turin to raise money for the airline’s charity of the year, the National Society for Epilepsy (NSE). Tagged with: Celebrity corporate www.epilepsynse.org.uk 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. 31 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people 18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 October 2008 | 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. Sir John Tusa appointed as Chair of Clore Leadership Programme Sir John Tusa is to be the new Chair of the Clore Leadership Programme, the initiative of the Clore Duffield Foundation which aims to strengthen leadership across a wide range of cultural activities. He will take up his appointment in January 2009.Founded in 2003, the Leadership Programme offers Fellowships and Short Courses for individual leaders, and training for members of Boards of Directors and senior staff of cultural organisations. It also disseminates best practice and speaks out as advocate for cultural leadership and excellence. Sue Hoyle was appointed Director of the Clore Leadership Programme in August this year.Tusa’s previous roles include Managing Director of BBC World Service (1986 to 1992), and Managing Director of the Barbican Centre (1995 to 2007).He is Chairman of the Court of Governors for the University of the Arts London and also Chairman of the Wigmore Hall Trust, a Vice Chairman of the British Museum and a Trustee of The Turquoise Mountain Trust Foundation.Tusa said: “This position is wonderfully complimentary to my involvement with the University of the Arts, and it will allow me to work even more closely with the next generation of arts leaders, many of whom I know personally.”www.cloreleadership.org
Subscribe Business News Make a comment Faith & Religion News Grief Support Series at La Canada Presbyterian Church Begins January 10, 2016 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Saturday, January 2, 2016 | 11:40 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News The unpredictable convergence of emotions after the death of a loved one will be addressed in a welcoming, comforting setting when the La Cañada Presbyterian Church convenes a six-week grief support series on Sunday, Jan. 10, at 4:00 p.m. in the church library.Grief can have an astonishing shelf-life, according to the Rev. Dr. Peter Hintzoglou, a veteran counselor who will lead the series. “Even when we think that we’ve managed the emotions well, and we’re doing well, there are times in our life when unexpected triggers bring the grief back to us full-force,” he said. “Often we are taken by surprise. The journey of grief is very unpredictable.”The series will be offered free of charge on consecutive Sundays through Feb. 14, with each session lasting about an hour and 15 minutes. While it’s suggested that participants come for all six meetings, it is permissible to drop in for any of them.Hintzoglou is the longtime bereavement coordinator at Heartland Hospice and has spent several years at LCPC counseling families in the end stages of life and the journey of grief.“Grieving is not a weakness, for it is normal,” he said, “and there is no timing that one can set when grief may be over. Often, we don’t get over it; we learn to manage it. In these sessions, we’ll provide guidance for doing that.”La Cañada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill Blvd. The library is just to the left of the Sanctuary entrance. For additional information, call the church office at (818) 790-6708 . Community News Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. Herbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty 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
Linkedin NewsBusinessPoliticsSelf-employed Limerick people encouraged to avail of benefit schemeBy Alan Jacques – January 2, 2019 1484 Twitter Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge WhatsApp Previous articleHey Jude – ‘I always find it hard to be at home for so long’Next articleFrom Los Angeles to Limerick: Love Ghost to film rockumentary Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie THE number of self-employed people availing of dental treatment, optical exams and medical appliances is on the increase across Limerick.That’s according to Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne, who is encouraging self-employed people to use the Treatment Benefit Scheme, which is proving to be a major success.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “In 2017, Fine Gael extended the Treatment Benefit Scheme to self-employed persons for the first time. This was a major milestone in terms of the equal treatment of small and medium business owners who are the backbone of the economy in towns and villages across Limerick,” said Senator Byrne.In 2018 alone, 7435 self-employed people in Limerick took up the treatment benefit scheme, availing of dental treatment, eye exams and medical appliances. The Dental Treatment was the most popular amongst the self-employed with 4930 people taking it up.“The introduction of this new benefit for the self-employed creates greater fairness in the system of welfare provision and reflects the Government’s commitment to creating the best possible environment for business to thrive.“The Government wants to encourage enterprise and support those who drive job creation in Limerick. We now have more people at work in the State than ever before and Fine Gael will continue to support those who create jobs and rejuvenate local economies,” she added.Meanwhile, 2019 brings new supports for self-employed people in Limerick who will become eligible for Jobseeker’s Benefit for the first time. Fine Gael’s ‘New Deal for the Self-Employed’ as outlined in their plan ‘Taking Ireland Forward Together’ envisages a totally reformed social insurance system. It will work to provide the self-employed and those in the ‘gig’ economy with a safety net in circumstances where their business or careers are interrupted.“We also plan to expand other benefits, such as carer’s benefit, in the years ahead. The equalisation of the Earned Income Tax Credit with the PAYE Tax Credit is also part of this agenda to ensure the self-employed are properly recognised. For the 150,000 self-employed workers who make up an important part of our economy, the Earned Income Credit will be increased by a further €200 to €1,350.“This approach provides greater security to many of those small business operators who work hard to create jobs and generate revenue in their local economy. TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Print Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up TAGSbusinessLimerick City and CountyNewspoliticsSelf-employed Facebook Limerick on Covid watch list
Homepage BannerNews Previous articleDonegal GAA Win Your House in Dublin Draw up and running againNext articlePolice investigating overnight arson attack in Derry News Highland Facebook By News Highland – July 24, 2020 Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Update expected later on how schools will reopen Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ There will be an update later on how schools will reopen in just under six weeks time.Opposition parties have been calling for clarity on the issue, saying that parents, teachers and students are unable to plan for the start of September.The Government has said people should be patient, while the Tanaiste Leo Varadkar said yesterday Irish schools shouldn’t be the only ones not to re-open next month. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp