Pilgrims study refugees, resettlement process in Rwanda, Kenya

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Rector Tampa, FL By Lynette Wilson Posted Apr 8, 2015 Tags Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Bath, NC 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 Gihembe Refugee Camp is home to 14,500 Congolese refugees who’ve sought shelter in Rwanda. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENS[Episcopal News Service] A little more than an hour’s drive outside Rwanda’s capital Kigali, 14,500 Congolese refugees live atop and along a hillside in red mud huts safely nestled in the country’s interior, far from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province from which most of them fled armed conflict and violence in the mid-1990s.Gihembe Refugee Camp was established in 1997 after armed militias massacred Congolese refugees receiving shelter in a refugee camp in northwest Rwanda. Many residents have spent nearly two decades in Gihembe, one of five refugee camps in Rwanda serving 74,000 refugees, more than half younger than 18.Since 1998, more than 5.5 million people have died in Congo from fighting, disease and malnutrition; 2.5 million people have been internally displaced; and some 500,000 have fled the country’s lengthy conflict, with the vast majority living in refugee camps in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa regions. Congolese refugees form the sixth-largest refugee population in the world and 18 percent of the total refugee population in Africa.Of the more than 500,000 Congolese refugees in the region, an estimated 160,000 are eligible for resettlement, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).Given the numbers, the protracted nature of the conflict and no sign of peace, in recent years UNHCR and its partners prioritized the resettlement of Congolese refugees. The goal is to resettle 50,000 people by 2017 – with 80 percent destined to come to the United States.Paul Kenya, a resettlement officer for UNHCR in Rwanda, Deborah Stein, director of Episcopal Migration Ministries, and #ShareTheJourney pilgrims listen as Dr. Pascal Kalinda Murego talks about the health of refugees and the health services provided in Gihembe camp. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENSIn early March, eight Episcopalians participated in a #ShareTheJourney pilgrimage, led by the Episcopal Church, to Africa’s Great Lakes region and visited Gihembe to learn about the plight of Congolese refugees and the United States Refugee Admissions Program.“The purpose,” said Deborah Stein, director of Episcopal Migration Ministries, was “to show The Episcopal Church, through the lens of Congolese refugees bound for resettlement, how resettlement works from the beginning to arrival in the U.S.”It was also an opportunity to inspire the pilgrims to become advocates for refugees, added Stein.The March 2-13 pilgrimage included stops in Kenya and Rwanda, where, besides visiting the camp, the pilgrims met with representatives and resettlement officers working for UNHCR, the International Organization for Migration, Church World Service’s Africa Resettlement Support Center and other overseas refugee-service providers and resettlement partners.Through Episcopal Migration Ministries, the Episcopal Church partners with 30 resettlement affiliates in 26 dioceses nationwide. It is one of nine agencies – six of them faith-based – working in partnership with the U.S. Department of State to welcome and resettle refugees to the United States.The Episcopal Church’s involvement in refugee resettlement dates back at least to World War II, when churches sponsored refugees who fled Nazi oppression. Beginning with the Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief (now Episcopal Relief & Development) and later partnering with Church World Service, the Episcopal Church established Episcopal Migration Ministries in 1988.Primary school students study in a classroom in Gihembe camp. More than half of the camp’s 14,500 residents are under the age of 18. Photo: Wendy Johnson/EMMA refugee is someone who has fled his or her country of nationality because of a “well-founded fear of persecution” based on race, religion, ethnicity or political or social affiliation. It is an internationally recognized and legally protected status.The United States formalized its refugee-resettlement program with the Refugee Act of 1980 in response to the increased numbers of refugees fleeing communism in Southeast Asia. Until then, churches sponsored refugees’ visas; but by the mid-1970s, that process was insufficient to meet the need, explained Stein.Today, there are 15.5 million refugees worldwide. UNHCR’s mandate is to provide international protection for refugees.UNHCR’s primary focus is on repatriation, or safe return home, followed by citizenship or legal residency in the host country. The third option is resettlement to one of the 20-plus countries worldwide that accepts refugees. Globally, less than 1 percent of refugees receive resettlement, with 75 percent destined for the United States.“The success of resettlement programs depends on partnership and coordination. We must have resettlement countries willing to receive refugees,” said Paul Kenya, a resettlement officer working for UNHCR in Rwanda, in an interview with Episcopal News Service in Kigali. “You must also have partners to work with UNHCR to identify refugees and help in the processing of interviewing, coordinating medical examinations and travel logistics. Even the government of Rwanda helps us in verifying refugee status and giving exit visas to leave the country.”Through surveys, most Congolese refugees say they are unwilling to return to their home country because of the conflict there and because they cannot regain their land if they return, he said.“Resettlement, then, becomes the only viable solution for most of these refugees,” said Kenya, adding that last year, 2,000 Congolese refugees were resettled to the United States from camps in Rwanda. We hope to continue the partnership coming up with another multi-year strategy to cover the next three or four years, with an average of at least 3,000 refugees each year.”A mother and child pose for a photo in Gihembe camp. The majority of the camp’s households are headed by single women. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENSOnce identified for resettlement, either by UNHCR, a host government, or another partner, a refugee or refugee family’s case is forwarded to the Church World Service’s Africa Resettlement Support Center, which covers 49 sub-Saharan countries and helps the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration to process refugees for possible admission to the United States.Families are processed as a case, with five members being the average family size. Many Congolese refugee families are headed by women, the majority of them survivors of trauma and sexual- and gender-based violence.As the pilgrims learned through meetings with senior staff members at the resettlement support center’s Nairobi headquarters, the process, which includes extensive background checks, takes an average two years and is subject to delay by any change in the family, such as a marriage or a birth. The U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, makes the final determination on cases bound for the United States.“We prepare the best case for referral so that they can make it through the process,” said Miro Marinovich, the support center’s director.Residents of Gihembe camp congregate around the water tap to fill their jugs. Water shortages are common in the camp. Photo: Wendy Johnson/EMMThe refugees have lived with food and water shortages, limited opportunities for education and work, Marinovich added. “We want to ensure that that never happens to them again.”Of the 74,000 refugees in Rwanda, 99 percent are Congolese, and the majority are women and children. UNHCR began working with resettlement countries on a multi-year strategy to resettle Congolese refugees in 2012, identifying 10,000 refugees in camps in Rwanda for resettlement.Once a case is approved for resettlement, the pace picks up considerably. The International Organization for Migration, or IOM, which handles medical examinations and travel, kicks into gear, transporting the refugees to a regional transport center, where they’ll stay for two weeks pending final medical and security checks. During that time, cultural orientation classes begin.When the pilgrims visited a transit center in Nairobi, children played outside on plastic playground equipment while adults in the classroom learned about finances and budgeting. Besides rooms devoted to life in Canada, Australia and the United States (which has two rooms), a model kitchen and bathroom acquaint refugees with modern amenities.A scale to weigh departing passengers’ luggage sits under a metal awning, plastic chairs off to the side. An airplane seat familiarizes refugees with air travel. A travel wardrobe – for men a tracksuit and sneakers, for women more traditional clothing – is available for those in need of travel attire.Connecting with overseas resettlement partners gave the pilgrims a better understanding of the process and allowed Episcopal Migration Ministries’ staff to share information about what happens to refugees when they arrive in the United States.“Most often the people who are involved in the processing on the overseas-side have no idea what is happening once a refugee gets on a plane and comes to the United States,” Stein said. “So, as much as we were able to learn from our colleagues at UNHCR, IOM and the refugee-resettlement support center, we were also able to share information with them about what happens to refugees when they get to the United States.”Paul Kenya, a resettlement officer working for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Rwanda, and Jessica Benson of the Diocese of Idaho, talk with students in an ESL class in Gihembe camp. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENSDuring a town hall meeting at Gihembe camp, refugees, many of them frustrated by years of living in the camp, were desperate for information about their individual cases and what could be done to move them along. Despite being told that the pilgrims couldn’t answer questions about the process, but rather offer them information on life in the United States, they saw an opportunity to ask about their individual cases.The Democratic Republic of Congo is Africa’s second-largest country geographically and fourth-largest by population, with more than 80 million people. In terms of natural resources, including copper, silver, gold, diamonds, uranium and other minerals, it’s one of the richest countries in the world.As neighbors, Congo and Rwanda long have been connected, and at times at war.In the 1870s, King Leopold II of Belgium carved out a section of Central African rainforest and made it his private colony, calling it the “Congo Free State.” In reality, it wasn’t “free.” Leopold created a forced labor camp to harvest wild rubber. Killings and atrocities were committed on a massive scale. In 1908, in response to protests over such violence, Congo fell under the Belgian state.In the late 1930s, the Belgians recruited tens of thousands of Rwandans to work their cattle ranches and plantations in North Kivu. Unrest in Rwanda following its independence from Belgium in 1962 drove another 100,000 Rwandans over the border into Congo. In 1971, the Congolese government granted citizenship to all Rwandans who’d been in the country since 1960; that citizenship later was revoked.During Rwanda’s civil war in the early 1990s and the 1994 genocide, during which an estimated 800,000 to 1 million people were massacred within 100 days, Rwandans continued to flee into neighboring countries, including Congo. Congolese refugees fled violence in eastern Congo in waves, beginning in 1995, with the most recent wave starting in 2012.About a tenth the size of the Congo, Rwanda is about the size of Massachusetts. With a population of 11.7 million, it is the most densely populated country in Africa. Rwandans continue to be displaced in Uganda, Tanzania and the Congo more than 20 years after the genocide.#ShareTheJourney pilgrims laid flowers during a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda. An estimated 800,000 to 1 million people were killed during the Rwandan Genocide in 1994. Photo: Wendy Johnson/EMM“Rwanda is expecting over 100,000 Rwandans to return – so there really is no prospect for integration for the [Congolese] refugees, and resettlement becomes the only option for them,” said Kenya.Resettlement is one way the international community can help alleviate the burden from countries in the region that host refugees.Before the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the United States resettled roughly 80,000 refugees annually, and upwards of 120,000 at the height of Southeast Asian resettlement in the early 1980s. After 9/11, the number decreased to 32,000. More than a decade later, the 2015 quota is set at 70,000.The resettlement figure is important, say officials, because it sends a message of willingness to other resettlement countries, and it alleviates a fraction of the host country’s burden.Unlike the torture and killing in Darfur, Sudan and South Sudan, and the large numbers of Somalis fleeing terrorism in Somalia, Congo’s brutal conflict hasn’t received the same level of attention.There are 2.7 million refugees and asylum seekers across East Africa, the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes region. Ethiopia and Kenya host the majority of people fleeing violence and political instability in Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Eritrea and Congo. Somalis make up the largest refugee group in the region, numbering more than 970,000 registered refugees.Two new camps opened in Rwanda in 2012, the last time the conflict in eastern Congo escalated. Even without a steady flow of refugees, the camps have a 3 percent annual population growth as babies are born in the camp.“The Rwanda government is overburdened with the refugees, yet it is still opening its borders,” Kenya said. “In the last two years, the camp population has doubled, so resettlement provides hope for the refugees, it provides a tool to share responsibility with the countries, and it gives UNHCR a durable solution.“We ask resettlement countries to increase their spaces because the situation on the ground shows the resettlement needs are there.”Unlike other regional countries that host refugees – Ethiopia and Kenya being the largest – Rwanda doesn’t have a forced-encampment policy, explained Kenya. UNHCR has started a program alternative to camps, integrating its education and health services with the Rwandan government.“If the refugees ever go back to the [Democratic Republic of Congo] or there’s another solution, then at least they build their skills and their lives are almost managed at a normal level,” said Kenya. “But with the DRC situation, we don’t see the possibility of return.”— Lynette Wilson is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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Tomoe Villas / Note-D

first_img “COPY” ArchDaily Projects Contractors: UCT, Sachin Jayesh Gharat, Jivaram Suthar Structural Consultant: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/593034/villa-in-alibaug-note-d Clipboard Vastech, Suhas Jadhav Architects: Note-D Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Tomoe Villas / Note-DSave this projectSaveTomoe Villas / Note-D Area:  5500 ft² Area:  5500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Tomoe Villas / Note-Dcenter_img Year:  Save this picture!Courtesy of Note_D+ 22 Share CopyHouses•Raigad, India 2014 Consultant:Renu GuptaDeveloper:Sidhant KhannaSanitary Fixtures:Bath Studio, Husain QuettawallaArchitect In Charge:Hemant Purohit, Smita KhannaDesign Team:Pierre Michael, Sneha Borkar, Bhuvana Selvaraj, Teja ChoudharyCity:RaigadCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Note_DRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. Adapting the courtyard type for a luxury villa in Alibaug.By manipulating the courtyard i.e. lifting an arm, the transition between indoor and outdoor spaces is blurred, outdoor experience is enhanced and ground coverage is minimised. The resultant spiral geometry of the house provides enclosed, semi enclosed and shaded spaces. The spiral segregates into private areas on first floor (bedrooms), public areas on ground floor and service areas in a semi basement. Programmable outdoor spaces such as the loggia on the mezzanine are injected at regular intervals as you move from public to private around the courtyard, maintaining a visual connection across levels.Save this picture!Courtesy of Note_DThe mound protects the house in a flood-prone zone and becomes an extension of the courtyard into the landscape. The faceted vocabulary disguises structural elements and channelizes surface run-off. The windows mirror the foliage outside, none of which was disturbed during construction.Save this picture!Floor PlanAlibag is fast becoming the destination of choice for the city’s elite. It’s a short boat ride from Mumbai, is surrounded by hills and has vast spaces of open green. Tomoe homes are nestled in a quaint village 10 minutes from the jetty. Their beautiful location and lush surroundings create the perfect setting for a home that is radically designed, easy to maintain and has the ability to invite the outdoors inside. The villas effortlessly contain living areas, a kitchen, six bedrooms, gardens, terraces and a swimming pool. They’re all accessorized with fresh air and lush foliage to block out all traces of hectic city living.Save this picture!Courtesy of Note_DTomoe homes are sensitive to their Indian context and the local environment. The design is based on a typical Indian courtyard house, which is conducive to tropical weather, especially in terms of light and ventilation. The courtyard house blurs the walls of separation to create a blissful marriage of greenery and stone. The house is raised on one end to offer a completely open ground floor feel. Living and dining areas open out on to 30,000 square feet of landscaped gardens and a pool, the upper level becomes a cocoon for bedrooms, a private lounge and terrace while the mezzanine between the two floors is the perfect setting for a covered outdoor living room. The many indoor and outdoor spaces fuse together to create a seamless living experience.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe location of the pool has been chosen to take advantage of the wind direction in order to naturally cool the house. The pavers on the lawn are environmentally friendly and easy to maintain. The kitchen opens out to a garden to gain instant access to fresh herbs and vegetables. The domestic area is attached to the house, but has its own entrance with access to the kitchen and dining areas.Save this picture!Courtesy of Note_DProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Classics: Bibliotheca Alexandrina / SnøhettaArchitecture ClassicsWOTHOUSE / NSW ASSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeNote-DOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRaigadHousesIndiaPublished on February 02, 2015Cite: “Tomoe Villas / Note-D” 02 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs India 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/593034/villa-in-alibaug-note-d Clipboard “COPY” photographs:  Tina NandiPhotographs:  Courtesy of Note_D, Tina Nandilast_img read more

Winscombe Extension / Preston Lane Architects

first_imgSave this picture!© Derek Swalwell+ 17 Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/772357/winscombe-extension-preston-lane-architects Clipboard Projects Winscombe Extension / Preston Lane Architects CopyAbout this officePreston Lane ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionSandy BayAustraliaPublished on August 25, 2015Cite: “Winscombe Extension / Preston Lane Architects” 25 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Derek Swalwell Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  260 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/772357/winscombe-extension-preston-lane-architects Clipboard Photographs Architects: Preston Lane Architects Area Area of this architecture project Interiors: 2014 Houses Year:  “COPY” Manufacturers: Paco Jaanson Winscombe Extension / Preston Lane ArchitectsSave this projectSaveWinscombe Extension / Preston Lane Architects Preston Lane Architects, Sophie Burbury Builder:Mark YoungEngineer:Burbury ConsultingDesign Team:Daniel Lane, Nathanael Preston, Justin Hanlon, Garth AncherCity:Sandy BayCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. The Winscombe Extension Project called for a new rear addition to a 1920’s Californian Bungalow in an inner city suburb of Hobart.  With a growing family and a strong desire to establish a connection to the manicured rear garden (not present in the existing house) the project introduced new living, kitchen, dining and bedroom spaces within a compact footprint. Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellDiscreetly positioned to the rear of the existing house the new addition is arranged on 2 levels with bedrooms above and open plan living areas below.  To overcome the existing elevated floor level at the junction of old meeting new and provide a direct connection to the garden a split level arrangement has been used.  The central stairs provide a key dividing and directional element both within the existing areas of the house and throughout the new addition.  Mimicking the addition the stair juxtaposes open and enclosed with exposed concrete treads leading you to the lower living whilst also guiding you away from the enclosed stair to the upper level private spaces.  Further the stair is used to connect and divide each component of the program offering cross views between spaces through a void over the stair landing, and a provide a solid backdrop (divider) between the kitchen and living spaces; providing a sense of enclosure to each whilst also focussing each space out to the garden. Save this picture!DiagramThe lower level is light and open with strong connections to the outside, whilst the upper level form is solid and private.  Externally the weight of the weatherboard cladding takes cues from the existing building, and provides a balance between the weight of the old and new works. Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellDeeply splayed timber reveals contrast with the white weatherboard cladding at the upper level.  These provide a balance of scale to the rear elevation and broaden the view from within.  Whilst the lower level is focussed on the immediate context of the garden the upper level openings are focussed further afield deliberately picking out key surrounding features such as the casino and the tree line ridges of Mt Nelson.   Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellInternally a neutral palette of concrete, timber and white lined walls provide a backdrop to vibrant artwork and the ever-changing garden beyond.  Texture is layered into the space through repurposed timber floorboards utilised within the kitchen joinery and a feature brickwork wall to the kitchen all made with materials salvaged from the demolition works on site.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellProject gallerySee allShow lessAutomobile Design Studio / SJK ArchitectsSelected ProjectsFoster Teams with Nissan to Envision Fuel Station of the FutureArchitecture News Share Australia CopyHouses, Extension•Sandy Bay, Australia “COPY”last_img read more

IT for fundraisers in the next century

Are you wondering what kind of information technology skills fundraisers will need over the next few years? Come to the ICFM Information Technology Special Interest Group’s meeting on Monday 7th June and find out.Are you wondering what kind of information technology skills fundraisers will need over the next few years? Come to the ICFM Information Technology Special Interest Group’s meeting on Monday 7th June and find out.Read UK Fundraising’s list of other events for fundraisers. Advertisement IT for fundraisers in the next century AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  15 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. Howard Lake | 2 June 1999 | News read more

One in six small charities “have nearly closed due to recession”

first_img Small local charities and voluntary organisations around the UK have been particularly hard hit by the recession, according to a survey of 500 organisations.Over half (54%) of the small charities surveyed said that the recession had had a direct and negative impact on their finances. Indeed, around one in six (16%) admitted that they were doing much worse and had nearly closed down as a result of the downturn.Furthermore, the survey found that 14% of small charities and voluntary organisations said that their membership had dropped by 20% or more over the past 18 months.The survey of 500 small charities and voluntary organisations around the UK was commissioned by Serverside Group, which works with banks to allow charities to offer branded and personalised credit cards to their members at no cost. It was carried out by market research agency, 20/20 Research.Serverside Group linked its research findings to those of the Charity Commission, which reported around 8,000 fewer registered charities in the UK in December 2009 than there were the year before, “mostly at the smaller end of the scale”.Tom Elgar, a director of Serverside Group, comments: “Although we are now technically out of recession, the economic downturn has had, and continues to have, a serious effect on third sector finances. It’s particularly bad at the smaller end of the charities spectrum… This is why so many charities and voluntary organisations are looking for alternative sources of fundraising to keep themselves afloat, as well as new ways to attract members.”www.serversidegroup.com One in six small charities “have nearly closed due to recession” Howard Lake | 17 May 2010 | News Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy recession Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  39 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 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.last_img read more

Turkish Navy Frigate Takes Part in OCEAN SHIELD

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Frigate Authorities April 8, 2015 View post tag: Turkish Navy Turkish Navy Frigate Takes Part in OCEAN SHIELD View post tag: Navy View post tag: piracycenter_img The Turkish Navy Frigate TCG GEDIZ (F-495) joined NATO’s counter piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD.The ship will conduct regular counter piracy patrols in Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean and provide support to NATO’s regional capacity building efforts in order to enhance interoperability and cooperation between the nations in the area. The ship will also conduct training with the counter-piracy naval forces operating in the Indian Ocean.Built in San Diego, California, the ship completed its service in U.S. Navy in 2000 and was transferred to the Turkish Navy in 2001. TCG GEDIZ, under the Turkish National warship program, has been equipped with software and hardware of the GENESIS Combat System that has been designed and developed by Turkish Navy Research Center.[mappress mapid=”15611″]Image: MARCOM View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Turkish Navy Frigate Takes Part in OCEAN SHIELD View post tag: Ocean Shield Share this article View post tag: NATOlast_img read more

Eleanor Mary Lang, 80, of Ocean City

first_imgEleanor Mary Lang, 80, of Ocean City passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Shore Medical Center of Somers Point, NJ. Mrs. Lang was born August 29, 1936 in Philadelphia, PA to the the late John T. and Ann (Madden) Murphy.Mrs. Lang was a 50 year member of the Legion of Mary, an active member of St. Augustine’s Church of Damien Parish, a member of the National Right to Life and a member of the Irish American Cultural Society.She is survived by her husband: Joseph Lang, Jr. , two daughters: Theresa (Tony) Flay of Gainesville, Va and Marianne (David) McDonald of Bryn Mawr, PA and two sons: Joseph (Gerri) Lang, III of Sicklerville, NJ and Michael (Lisa) Lang of Sewell, NJ. Also surviving are a sister: Kathleen Murphy of Maui, HI and two brothers: Patrick Murphy of Cape Canaveral, FL and John T. Murphy, II (Dorothy) of Philadelphia, PA, sister in law, Joanne Murphy of Perkasie, PA.Predeceased by her brother, Thomas Murphy.Friends may call Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo, 644 South Shore Road, Palermo, NJ.A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock from St. Augustine’s R. C. Church of St. Damien Parish, 13th Street at Wesley Avenue, Ocean City, NJ where the Rosary will be said at 10:30.Burial will be at 3 o’clock in Cape May County Veterans Cemetery, Cape May Court House, NJ.In Lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial contributions to the National Right to Life, 512 10th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004 or nrlc.org.www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.last_img read more

Naturis

first_imgA new company providing natural food ingredients to manufacturers has been launched.Naturis (Slough, Berks) will provide ingredients to enhance the health benefits of products. Among the functional ingredients offered by Naturis are insoluble fibres, probiotics, prebiotics, proteins, vitamins, minerals and omega-3s.Head of marketing and strategy for Naturis, Markus Smet, says: “I am very excited about the launch of Naturis. This is a time when people are becoming more concerned about the ingredients that go into their food and manufacturers are responding to that. Naturis can help manufacturers meet their customers’ expectations and demands for more healthy, natural products.”Naturis is a division of the newly formed ACI Group, which was previously called Allchem International.last_img read more

Bako lists dried cranberries

first_imgThe Ocean Spray Ingredient Technology Group (ITG) is to have its products listed in the Bako North Western portfolio.Its sweetened dried cranberries (SDC), suitable for use in products such as tiffins, flapjacks, cookies, muffins and bread, will now be available in a 3lb bag.The SDCs were presented at Bako’s Seasonal Showcase last month, where bakers could try the cranberries in various baked goods and pick up point-of-sale material, plus a free copy of Add Cranberries, Add Value a guide to baking with SDCs.Ocean Spray SDCs are highly process-tolerant in baking applications and resist moisture migration and colour-bleed, said the firm.last_img read more

Harvard basketball makes history

first_imgFor the first time in program history, the Harvard men’s basketball team is ranked in the AP and ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ National polls. The Crimson appears at No. 25 in the country in the AP rankings and No. 24 in the coaches poll, released today.The Crimson becomes the first Ivy League team to be ranked nationally in a major poll since Cornell was rated No. 22 in the ESPN/USA Today poll during the 2010 season. The last Ivy team to appear in the AP was the 1997-98 Princeton team that finished No. 8 in the rankings.Harvard, which if off to an 8-0 start for the first time since the 1984-85 campaign, won the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament Nov. 26, defeating Utah, then-No. 20 Florida State and Central Florida along the way. The Crimson sits at 2-0 at home, 3-0 in road contests and 3-0 in neutral-site games. Harvard is one of 15 remaining undefeated teams in the country and owns a 19-game win streak, tied for the seventh longest in the nation.To read the full story, visit gocrimson.com.last_img read more