JPMorgan buys Allen & Overy office from Hammerson venture

first_imgWednesday 15 December 2010 8:08 pm whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp JPMORGAN Asset Management has agreed to buy law firm Allen & Overy’s office on the Bishops Square site in a deal worth nearly £557m, joint sellers Hammerson and the Oman Investment Fund said yesterday. The 71,900 square foot office, which was developed and completed by Hammerson in 2005, was valued at £510m in June with passing rents of £35m, the developer said. Hammerson said its net proceeds from the sale of its stake in Bishops Square stood at £79m.“[T]his acquisition represents a further expansion of our funds’ core property portfolio in Europe,” said Peter Reilly from JPMorgan. Clifford Chance and Jones Lang LaSalle advised the sellers, while JPMorgan was advised by Berwin Leighton Paisner and Deloitte. KCS-content Share More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com JPMorgan buys Allen & Overy office from Hammerson venture Show Comments ▼ last_img read more

Umeme Limited (UMEME.ug) 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgUmeme Limited (UMEME.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Umeme Limited (UMEME.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Umeme Limited (UMEME.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Umeme Limited (UMEME.ug)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileUmeme Limited supplies and distributes electricity in Uganda. It is the main electricity distribution company in the region; operating and maintaining a distribution network of some 31 790 kilometres of medium and low voltage electricity lines as well as providing after-sales services to its customers. Umeme Limited supplies electricity for domestic, commercial, industrial and public works usage, and is responsible for the purchase of electricity for Independent Power Producers. Umeme Limited is a subsidiary of Umeme Holdings; which is a subsidiary of Actis Infrastructure 2LP. Umeme Limited took over the supply and distribution of electricity in Uganda from UEDCL under a 20-year concession period. Umeme Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

The 88 Energy share price surges to 4-year highs! This is why

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. It’s been a spectacular few weeks in the life of the 88 Energy (LSE: 88E) share price. Less than a month ago it was trading around the 0.5p per share marker. But on Wednesday the UK oil share continued its strong recent run and hit its most expensive since June 2017 around 3.8p per share.It has since pared these gains somewhat but was last trading at 3.7p per share at the time of writing. This is up 32% from Tuesday’s close.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Umiat acquisition news turbocharges the 88 Energy share priceThe 88 Energy share price has soared again today on news concerning the acquisition of the Umiat oil field. The business declared that the final condition related to the transaction first announced in January had now been completed. 88 Energy said that “cement work associated with plugging and abandoning of two historical wells at the field ” has now been carried out. Remedial work at the site will now commence, it added.Umiat — which is located in shallow Brookian (Nanushuk) sandstones in Alaska — is covered by two leases, which cover a total of 17,633 acres. The acreage is in a unit that was formed in September 2019 under an initial 10-year term. Unit conditions stipulate that a well commitment (either by exploration or appraisal) be conducted by 31 August, 2022.Independent estimates by Ryder Scott in December 2015 revealed gross 2P reserves of 123.7m barrels of oil.A “significant milestone”Managing director Dave Wall today said that “the acquisition of the proven oil field at Umiat is a significant milestone for the company and its shareholders, particularly in the context of any discovery made at Project Peregrine, where wireline logging is currently underway”. The field was discovered in 1945 and sits adjacent to the Project Peregrine site on Alaska’s North Slope.88 Energy said that 11 appraisal wells were drilled at the “historic discovery” in 1953. During testing the Umiat-5 well flowed 268 barrels per day on a three-month test, the company said. And Umiat-8 experienced a peak flow rate of 5.9mmcf/d of natural gas over four days.Little work had taken place at Umiat until 2013 and 2014, 88 Energy said, when Linc Energy drilled the Umiat-18 and Umiat-23H wells. Umiat-23H was tested with a maximum flow rate of 800 barrels per day and sustained flow of 200 barrels a day, it added.Merlin-1 results expected at the weekend88 Energy also provided an update on that wireline logging programme at the Merlin-1 well at Project Peregrine today. It said that the programme is currently under way and that preliminary results here are expected over the weekend.News that the company had located hydrocarbon-bearing zones during drilling at Merlin-1 sent the 88 Energy share price soaring earlier this week. The company is targeting 645m barrels of gross mean prospective resource at the well.A second well at Project Peregrine — Harrier-1 — is scheduled to be drilled some time next year. 88 Energy says that it is targeting gross mean prospective resource of 417m barrels here. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. The 88 Energy share price surges to 4-year highs! 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Lattice / APOLLO Architects & Associates

first_imgArchDaily CopyHouses•Tokyo, Japan CopyAbout this officeAPOLLO Architects & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTokyoHousesJapanPublished on July 02, 2013Cite: “Lattice / APOLLO Architects & Associates” 02 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Save this picture!© Masao Nishikawa+ 34 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/396500/lattice-apollo-architects-and-associates Clipboard Area:  101 m² Area:  101 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/396500/lattice-apollo-architects-and-associates Clipboard Year:  2013 photographs:  Masao NishikawaPhotographs:  Masao Nishikawa Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaText description provided by the architects. The site is located in a highly populated residential area in eastern Tokyo. The facade of the house for single residents is entirely covered with wooden louvers. In order to ensure a piloti style garage to park a large-sized car in the long and narrow lot, an RC thin rigid frame was employed. Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaThe front and back spaces are loosely connected by the see-through stairs that are located at the center. The upper floor has a stereoscopic composition via a split level with an open ceiling. Sunlight showers down from the penthouse and fills the enclosed small area, and casts deep shadows in the brutal space.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessArchitecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2013EventThe End of Car CultureArticles Share Lattice / APOLLO Architects & Associates Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates Area Area of this architecture project Japan Photographs 2013 Year:  Projects Houses “COPY” Lattice / APOLLO Architects & AssociatesSave this projectSaveLattice / APOLLO Architects & Associateslast_img read more

Guaratinguetá House / Ricardo Abreu Arquitetos

first_img Guaratinguetá House / Ricardo Abreu Arquitetos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920525/guaratingueta-house-ricardo-abreu-arquitetos Clipboard Houses CopyHouses•Vila Paraiba, Brazil ArchDaily Lead Architect: Area:  6404 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Manufacturers: Florense, Castelatto, Dpot Objeto, Etna, Granilita, Lepri, LuHome, NINE LED, Palimanan, Portinari, Porto Design, Samsung, Santa Luzia, Studio vitty e barbigran, Suvinil, Weiku “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920525/guaratingueta-house-ricardo-abreu-arquitetos Clipboard Brazil “COPY” CopyAbout this officeRicardo Abreu ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVila ParaibaBrazilPublished on July 10, 2019Cite: “Guaratinguetá House / Ricardo Abreu Arquitetos” [Casa Guaratinguetá / Ricardo Abreu Arquitetos] 10 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Photographs Save this picture!© André Mortatti+ 17Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Ricardo Abreu Photographs:  André Mortatti Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Guaratinguetá House / Ricardo Abreu ArquitetosSave this projectSaveGuaratinguetá House / Ricardo Abreu Arquitetos 2019 Save this picture!© André MortattiSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!Second Floor PlanSave this picture!© André MortattiText description provided by the architects. The ceramic was the starting point of this project. Widely used as covering on façades, floors and walls, the ceramic allowed to explore many textures and different characteristics in each situation that it was employed.Save this picture!© André MortattiOn the façade, the first volume is coated with light bricks and contrast with the higher volume with dark bricks. A composition of three staggered volumes allowed the facades a volumetry that softens how tal the residence is.Save this picture!© André MortattiLarge-format porcelain tiles cover all rooms floors. To ensure the integration of the rooms, there is no material transition between them, kitchen and veranda. A porcelain tile was chosen to allow the use of polished surface pieces in the internal rooms and pieces with natural surfaces on the gourmet terrace.Save this picture!© André MortattiThe two floors are connected by a monumental staircase in concrete with cantilevered steps of 1.40 m. Entirely coated with a combination of white and black marbled porcelain tiles, the staircase is a major highlight in this project.Save this picture!© André MortattiProject gallerySee allShow lessRiposatevi Installation / gru.aSelected ProjectsSilveiro Lawyers Office / Estúdio BG + LVPN ArquiteturaSelected Projects Share Architects: Ricardo Abreu Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Steep increase in direct debit donation cancellations in 2007-08

first_imgSteep increase in direct debit donation cancellations in 2007-08  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 March 2009 | News The number of donors cancelling their direct debit donations increased substantially following the collapse of Northern Rock in September 2007, according to analysis of six years’ worth of direct debit cancellations rates by direct debit specialist bureau Rapidata Services Plc.Monthly cancellation rates, or the percentage of live direct debits that are cancelled each month, then ‘skyrocketed’ in the summer of 2008 as the UK economy headed towards recession, and rates are still increasing.These increases followed four years of gradually reducing cancellation rates from April 2003.Average monthly cancellation rates per year:2003/04: 3.54%2004/05: 3.45%2005/06: 3.18%2006/07: 3.05%2007/08: 3.32%2008/09: 4.64%The findings are contained Rapidata’s new publication ‘Charity Direct Debit Tracking Report 2009′ and offer practical, data-based analysis of regular giving, in contrast to the many surveys that have sought donors’ attitudes to giving in the recession.Scott Gray, managing director of Rapidata, said: “Cancellations rates skyrocketed last summer so that, for example, in July, 54% more people cancelled their direct debits than in the average July for the pre-recession period, while in December, there were 67% more cancellations than for the average pre-recession December”.Indeed, for the first time, the financial year 2008/09 saw monthly cancellations rates exceed five per cent, on four separate occasions – July, September, October and January.What can charities do to counter this trend? Rapidata offers some suggestions on winning back cancelled donors:• Acknowledge the cancellation quickly, in writing, and thank the donor for their support• Offer alternatives to cancellation, such as giving at a lower level or taking a payment holiday• Make sure donors can reactivate easily and securely through the charity’s website• Attempt reactivation sooner rather than later: try it within six months and don’t leave it 12 months or more• Regularly test sample reactivations: for instance, try telephoning a sample of 100 donors who cancelled within six months to test for reactivations.But Scott Gray adds that reactivation is not the key issue. Instead, fundraisers need to change their focus from acquiring new donors to looking after and stewarding the donors they already have.He said: “The findings in this report point to the trend for more donors to cancel their direct debits, which will mean increased costs in acquiring new donors to replace those you have lost.“Wouldn’t it be better to spend some of that money in trying to keep your existing donors? Commercial companies invest heavily on customer retention; charities need to follow suit”.A full copy of the report can be obtained fromScott Gray.www.rapidataservices.com About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: credit crunch Individual giving recession Research / statisticslast_img read more

The Foundation: A New Showcase Comedy Series

first_img  45 total views,  1 views today Howard Lake | 22 September 2009 | News  46 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Foundation: A New Showcase Comedy Series Tagged with: Funding Humourcenter_img The Foundation is a new Showcase Original comedy series from Michael Dowse, the creator of FUBAR and It’s All Gone Pete Tong. It premiered in Canada on 13 September 2009.It features a selfish, incompetent director called Michael Valmont-Selkirk. Apparently the storylines are based on real events in the charity sector.I’ve not seen it yet, but I’ve been looking forward to a TV series that featured charity fundraising, or grantmaking. The sector is rich in amusing characters and situations. Advertisement 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.last_img read more

Sue Ryder December Daily Dash goes virtual & sees income grow 512%

first_img Melanie May | 17 February 2021 | News Sue Ryder turned its annual December Daily Dash into a virtual event last year, and saw income rise 512%.The event started in 2015, when Sue Ryder supporters Jackie & Mark Smith challenged themselves to run 3 miles every day in December for the charity and persuaded a small group of friends to join them. The event has repeated every year since, attracting around 500 people to take part in 2019 who raised £53k between them.Last year, Sue Ryder worked with fundraising consultancy Wayforward to develop the event from supporter led to a staff led virtual mass participation event.This time, the month-long event encouraged supporters to take on the daily 5k challenge either with friends or family (if restrictions allowed), or solo, to raise funds for end of life and neurological care as well as bereavement support.Wayforward liaised initially with Fundraising and Comms Directors to set the objectives for the event. Wayforward produced a financial model for achieving it, covering a detailed development budget, KPIs and revenue forecast. They then introduced their product development methodology and led the in-house Sue Ryder through the process.Wayforward also helped to procure third party support for a creative refresh and media plan to reach a larger audience, most of whom would be new supporters for Sue Ryder.After setting a target of £150k – aiming to nearly triple the income in one year – the event raised a total of £324,000, from 1,236 participants.Rob Alcroft, founder of Wayforward said:‘’We are delighted with the results. As soon as Sue Ryder approached me with this event, I knew it had the potential to grow substantially. The ambitious target of tripling the income in one year felt bold, but achievable. To smash through that and increase the income six fold is better than even I had hoped for. It is testament to the team at Sue Ryder and their will to work together with high ambition. And it is certainly something for every charity to learn from – there is still a lot of latent capacity for giving within the UK.’’Todd Harris, Senior Events Manager at Sue Ryder commented: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 “We are of course extremely happy with the results we have achieved with this event. Wayforward’s knowledge and expertise has enabled us to look at the event from a holistic perspective and identify areas of growth. Throughout the process, we have been able to bounce ideas off them and discuss new strategies in order to shape the event into one that promotes sustainable growth. The event has huge potential to grow further in the coming years and we are looking forward to yet more future successes.” Tagged with: fundraising events virtual eventcenter_img  250 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Sue Ryder December Daily Dash goes virtual & sees income grow 512% About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Legacy of Shaka Sankofa lives

first_imgTwenty years ago, as he lay beaten and bruised on a gurney, just minutes before being executed by the state of Texas, Shaka Sankofa had proclaimed: “This is a lynching that is happening in America tonight. …  This is genocide in America. . … You can kill a revolutionary, but you cannot stop the revolution. …  We may lose this battle, but we will win the war. This death, this lynching, will be avenged.”Shaka SankofaThat June 22, 2000, outside the death house in Huntsville, thousands of people protested the execution all day in the scorching summer sun. Three buses filled to capacity had left Houston’s S.H.A.P.E. (Self-Help for African People through Education) Community Center early that morning. Minister Abdul Haleem Muhammad of the Nation of Islam’s Mosque 45 had been Sankofa’s spiritual advisor for seven years and had witnessed his execution, along with his stepmother Elnora Graham, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Bianca Jagger and the Rev. Al Sharpton. As activists boarded the Houston buses, Muhammad said, “His life was not in vain. Through his life he called on the whole world to look at Texas. He represents everything we’ve marched for, chanted for, lost our jobs for and got arrested for. All of it has come down to this little boy born in Fifth Ward, Texas. The little high school dropout. Through all of this, our brother has evolved into a freedom fighter.” The prison system’s police, local cops, Texas Rangers and state troopers kept the protesters separated from a small Ku Klux Klan group wearing their robes and hoods and carrying racist signs. The New Black Panther Party marched with guns to the town square. What appeared to this reporter to be a huge army tank was half a block away. Tensions and tempers were as hot as the heat index.During the day, activists shared the mic as speaker after speaker condemned the racist use of the death penalty and denounced the approaching 6 p.m. execution. Sankofa’s 19-year-old daughter, Deidra Hawkins, pregnant with her second child, spoke in the searing sun, telling activists that if her father was killed, they had to all continue his struggle. (tinyurl.com/yaxestuh) Two of Shaka Sankofa’s granddaughters participate in a demonstration at downtown Houston’s old hanging tree as Texas’ 250th execution is taking place in Huntsville, Texas. Participants are wearing masks of Rick Perry, governor at the time of this horrible milestone, Jan. 21, 2013.Along with Texas activists, many organizations were present. Representing a delegation from Workers World Party, Larry Holmes led the chant: “Shaka Sankofa, live like him, dare to struggle, dare to win.” The Rev. Herbert Daughtry, chair of the National Black United Front from Brooklyn, N.Y., militantly decried the killing Texas was preparing to carry out. Martin Luther King III, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, was present, as were the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Amnesty International, the Rainbow Coalition, the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, the New Black Panther Party and the Campaign to End the Death Penalty. Attorneys Richard Burr and Jack Zimmerman had filed so many appeals that 6  p.m. passed and hopes built for a stay of execution. But just after 8 p.m., witnesses were assembled for Texas’s 23rd execution that year. At 8:49 p.m. Sankofa’s death was proclaimed. It was the 222nd execution in Texas since the resumption of state-sanctioned murder in 1982. Today that number has grown to 569.  June 22, 2000, Huntsville, TexasDuring his 19 years awaiting execution, Sankofa, born Gary Graham, had educated himself to read and write. He earned a GED and a paralegal certificate. He studied history and philosophy. He read everything from Malcolm X to George Jackson to the Final Call and Workers World newspaper. He started an organization on death row, the Endeavor Project, with a newspaper that had subscribers around the U.S. and in Europe. He led hunger strikes. And he met with activists and organizers who formed the Gary Graham Justice Coalition.He later chose the name Shaka, to honor the great South African warrior Shaka Zulu, and Sankofa, which means to bring the past to the present. He connected African peoples’ long struggles to what he was facing.As the date of his execution approached, worldwide support for Sankofa increased. WW editor Monica Moorehead wrote about being on a delegation to Cuba: “Many Cubans were interested in the struggle to free political prisoners, especially the cases of Mumia Abu-Jamal and Shaka Sankofa, who was eventually executed in Texas just weeks after our visit. One of those interested Cubans was Comandante President Fidel Castro. We had the honor of meeting Fidel on June 19, after we filmed the roundtable discussion seen by millions of Cubans on the island. As we sat around a table in the office at his residence, he asked us many questions about Mumia and Shaka’s cases, along with the state of the prisoner solidarity movement inside the U.S.”Huge crowd at funeralWell over 2,000 people attended Sankofa’s funeral to mourn his death and celebrate his life. He lay in a gold coffin, dressed in turquoise blue and gold African clothing. Many paid tribute to this man from humble beginnings who became a leader from death row. Among those who worked diligently to save him were Joanne Gavin, who had laid out, printed and mailed his Endeavor newspapers to subscribers around the world. Tributes poured in from famous people: Danny Glover, Susan Sarandon, Ed Asner and Ossie Davis. Former death row prisoner Rubin “Hurricane” Carter and South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu sent messages, as did coalitions to abolish the death penalty in Australia, Germany and Italy.Twenty years later, the legacy of Shaka Sankofa continues to be honored by his family, the friends he left on death row, anti-death penalty activists and many, many in the African-American community.Behind the Houston headquarters of the National Black United Front is the Sundiata Acoli/Shaka Sankofa Self Determination Community Garden. His posters and photos line the walls of the S.H.A.P.E. Community Center. In California, filmmaker Micki Dickoff is using isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic to edit the huge amount of footage she filmed over seven years of the struggle to save Sankofa.     Millions around the world are in the streets today following the lynching of George Floyd in Minneapolis. “Black Lives Matter” is the rallying cry. Young Black people are spontaneously marching, rallying, disobeying laws and being arrested for destroying and burning relics of the U.S. racist past while calling out the racist present. With his last breaths, Sankofa told the world, “They know I’m innocent. But they cannot acknowledge my innocence, because to do so would be to publicly admit their guilt. This is something these racist people will never do. Keep marching Black people, Black power!” The system is now exposed as guilty, and Shaka’s legacy lives.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Pasadena Museum of California Art Presents “Brett Weston: Significant Details”

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Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Visual Arts Pasadena Museum of California Art Presents “Brett Weston: Significant Details” An Exhibition of many never-displayed works by celebrated photographer Brett Weston opening at Pasadena Museum of California Art in April From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 | 5:27 pm Make a comment Top of the News Torn Leaf, Hawaii, 1978. Silver gelatin print, 10 3/4 x 12 inches. The Brett Weston Archive, Courtesy Christian Keesee Collection, 2016Broken Glass, California, 1954. Silver gelatin print, 8 x 10 inches. The Brett Weston Archive, Courtesy Christian Keesee Collection, 2016One of the most celebrated and prolific photographers of the twentieth century, Brett Weston (1911-1993) is best known for his striking scenic images, yet the bulk of his work ranges from middle-distance scenes to close-up abstractions. The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) is proud to present Brett Weston: Significant Details, the first museum exhibition to focus on Weston’s close-up photography. The works—over half of which are on view for the first time—share the high-contrast and graphic qualities of Weston’s panoramic photographs while emphasizing the “significant details,” the tendency toward abstraction and extremes in tonality that Weston explored through his nearly-60-year career. The exhibition further contextualizes Weston within the pivotal Group f/64 and highlights how intuition and a dedication to photography in its purest form guided his practice.Jellyfish, California,1967. Silver gelatin print, 7 5/8 x 9 5/8 inches. The Brett Weston Archive, Courtesy Christian Keesee Collection, 2016Although the teaching of his father, famed modernist photographer Edward Weston, was invaluable and his influence undeniable, Weston’s practice was largely shaped by instinct and informal training. He took up photography at the age of 14 when, on an extended trip to Mexico with his father, he started photographing the crew of the SS Oaxaca with the elder Weston’s Graflex camera. This trip also coincided with the end of his formal education; he was enrolled at an English-speaking school, but dropped out within two weeks. While in Mexico, Weston became part of the modernist mileu, socializing with and viewing the work of some of the greatest artists of the time, including David Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, and José Clemente Orozco.Weston’s professional entry into the world of photography occurred during a shift from the East Coast Pictorialists and their accentuation of romantic effects to the West Coast photographic movement, which coalesced with Group f/64 and their sharp images that captured daily life. Like the members of Group f/64, which included Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, Brett Weston focused primarily on two types of images: close-ups and the scenic view. However, Weston’s approach was distinct, tending toward highly graphic images, with intense areas of dark and highlights, rather than mid-gray tones used by many, including his father.By the age of 25, Weston’s work had been included in the landmark international photography exhibition Film und Foto and in a solo exhibition at the M. H. de Young Museum in San Francisco. Though he received critical acclaim and his reputation grew, Weston remained dedicated to art for art’s sake and to creating pure, elemental photographs. He was a simple man and used the same equipment for most of his career. However, when health problems forced him to switch to a smaller camera—the Rollei—in 1968, he further experimented with close-up photographs, and his work became even more intent on exploring specific details and abstract qualities. In Torn Leaf, Hawaii (1978), for example, the brittle, curling leaf appears monumental on a black ground. It exists as a singular object, not fully contained within the composition, and the size is indeterminable without context.The uncharted, close up images that are the focus of Significant Details demonstrate the major themes present in Weston’s work: a play on scale, the absence of the human presence, and a refrain from imposed order. This exhibition features approximately 40 works taken over a period of 55 years, ranging from 1929 to 1984, and brings to the forefront the unprecedented attention to form, texture, shadow, and light that was the distinctive characteristic of Weston’s oeuvre.Brett Weston: Significant Details is organized by the Pasadena Museum of California Art and curated by Erin Aitali, PMCA Exhibition Manager and Registrar.Pasadena Museum of California Art, 490 E. Union St., Pasadena, (626) 568-3665 or visit pmcaonline.org. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more