En memoria de Jonathan Daniels a 50 años de su…

first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME [Episcopal News Service] En Fort Deposit, Alabama, el día 14 de agosto de 1965 comenzó caliente y húmedo, y se fue haciendo más opresivo según avanzaba.Era el inicio de los últimos seis días de la vida de Jonathan Daniels, la mayoría de los cuales habría de pasarlos en una sucia cárcel de condado y que terminaría cundo el joven de 26 años murió de un disparo de escopeta al tiempo de salvarle la vida a otra persona. Sería el 26º. activista pro derechos civiles en ser asesinado.En las primeras horas de esa mañana de sábado, 30 personas —la mayoría de ellas jóvenes, la mayoría afroamericanas y la mayoría provenientes de la zona— se reunieron en la templo de la Iglesia Metodista Episcopal Africana que se encontraba en las afueras del pueblo para finalizar su plan de protesta frente a los comercios de Fort Deposit. Querían llamar la atención sobre las prácticas de contrato discriminatorias, el trato desigual de los clientes y la especulación de los precios.Muchos habían participado, antes en el año, en un boicot infructuoso de la segregada escuela secundaria del pueblo, luego que su superintendente rehusara considerar una lista de demandas destinadas a mejorar su nivel de instrucción y que la junta de educación del condado bloqueara su intento de integrar la secundaria sólo de blancos de Hayneville a unos 18 millas de distancia. Se proponían encontrar un espacio en el movimiento de los derechos civiles en el condado de Lawndes, con frecuencia llamado “Lowndes Sangriento” por el modo violento de imponer la segregación racial.Sólo ocho días antes, el presidente Lyndon Johnson había firmado la Ley de los Derechos Electorales. La mayoría de los jóvenes organizadores que se reunieron el 14 de agosto eran demasiado jóvenes para votar, pero querían formar parte del movimiento de manera que propusieron la protesta contra los comercios de Fort Deposit. No tardaron en enterarse de que había dos agentes del FBI en el pueblo para observar los primeros empeños de inscripción de votantes en el condado. Los agentes, cuenta un autor, les dijeron que la policía estaba preparada para arrestar a los que protestaran tan pronto entraran en la calle. Al mismo tiempo, una turba de hombres blancos armados de palos, picos de botella y armas de fuego se estaba reuniendo para confrontarlos.La protesta duró unos pocos minutos hasta que la policía arrestó a todo el mundo, entre ellos a Jonathan Daniels, un seminarista blanco de lo que entonces se conocía como Escuela Teológica Episcopal, y que ahora se llama Escuela Episcopal de Teología, en Cambridge, Massachusetts. Los montaron en un camión de plataforma que el condado usaba normalmente para acarrear basura y los llevaron a la cárcel de Hayneville, capital del condado de Lowndes.Los seminaristas blancos Jonathan Daniels y Judith Upham pasaron los meses de la primavera de 1965 en zonas rurales de Alabama. Foto del Instituto Militar de Virginia.Daniels y su compañera seminarista Judith Upham habían venido por primera vez a Alabama en marzo, en respuesta a un llamado del Rdo. Martin Luther King Jr. a clérigos del Norte a venir al Sur en apoyo del movimiento. Llegaron un jueves, con la intención de estar de regreso a Cambridge para las clases del lunes por la mañana. Se quedaron casi una semana y volvieron con la convicción de que estaban llamados a regresar a Alabama como testigos de la lucha que se estaba llevando a cabo por la igualdad de derechos.“Algo me había sucedido a mí en Selma, lo cual significaba que tenía que regresar”, escribió una vez Daniels. “No podía seguir permaneciendo en benévola ecuanimidad sin comprometer todo lo que sé, y amo y valoro. El imperativo resultaba demasiado claro, lo que estaba en juego demasiado elevado, mi propia identidad era puesta en duda demasiado a las claras… Yo había sido cegado por lo que vi aquí (y en otras partes) y el camino de Damasco, para mí, me trajo aquí de vuelta”.Daniels y Upham regresaron a la semana siguiente para pasar el semestre. “A veces tomamos las calles, a veces bostezamos a lo largo de interminables reuniones… A veces confrontamos la patrulla, a veces cargamos a un niño”, escribió Daniels, describiendo su trabajo diario.Él dijo que Selma en 1965 era como el mundo entero, ambiguo y lleno de dudas y temor. A ese mundo deben entrar santos, afirmó. Y Selma “necesita de la vida y testimonio de santos militantes”.Rob Hirschfeld, el obispo de New Hampshire, dice que él no cree que Daniels realmente supiera lo que iba a hacer cuando fue a vivir en Alabama, “excepto ir y escuchar y aprender y acompañar”.“Él encarnaba la Palabra haciéndose carne”, le dijo Hirschfeld a ENS.Y, no obstante, el profesor Lawrence Benaquist, de Keene State College dijo que él sospechaba que para Daniels la idea de que él llegaría a convertirse en un santo reconocido “le habría parecido ridícula”. Benaquist se metió de lleno en la vida de Daniels para el documental de casi una hora de duración Here Am I, Send Me: The Story of Jonathan Daniels [Heme aquí, envíame a mí: la historia de Jonathan Daniels] que él y William Sullivan, su colega de Keene State hicieron en 1999. El documental, narrado por el actor Sam Waterston, puede verse aquí.Daniels —que regresó con Upham a ETS para los exámenes finales y para visitar a su familia en su ciudad natal de Keene, Nuevo Hampshire— volvió a Alabama para el verano de 1965. Upham, a fin de cumplir los requisitos de educación pastoral clínica de la escuela, pasó ese verano en un hospital psiquiátrico de San Luis, Misurí.Cuando Daniels quiso trabajar para el Comité Coordinador Estudiantil No Violento (SNCC) del condado de Lowndes, el grupo rehusó, según el legendario líder del SNCC Stokely Carmichael.Durante el tiempo que vivió en Alabama, Jonathan Daniels vivió con la familia West en Selma. La familia, ha dicho Alice West, mantuvo sus puertas abiertas a los llamados “agitadores de afuera” que trabajaban en el movimiento de los derechos civiles. Daniels se convirtió en parte de su familia, dijo ella. Foto de los Archivos de la Iglesia Episcopal.“No teníamos ninguna base en el condado de Lowndes, por consiguiente no teníamos manera de protegerlo, y si él estaba trabajando con nosotros, claramente se convertiría en un objetivo del Ku Klux Klan y nuestro trabajo se reduciría entonces a protegerle en lugar de hacer nuestra tarea”, recordaba Carmichael durante una entrevista en 1998 que fue un seguimiento a la serie de PBS Eyes on the Prize. Daniels lo acusó de ser racista, añadió él.Daniels se incorporó, en cambio, a las tareas que estaba haciendo la Conferencia Cristiana de Liderazgo del Sur, cuyo primer presidente fue King. Entre tanto, Carmichael y Daniels se conocieron y se amistaron ese verano. Carmichael dijo más tarde que él llegó a darse cuenta de que Daniels estaba “más interesado en soluciones duraderas que en soluciones temporales”.Seis días en la cárcel de Hayneville, luego una excarcelación sospechosaEn la cárcel de Hayneville, después de su arresto en la protesta de Fort Deposit, Daniels compartió una celda con Carmichael, que había sido arrestado con un compañero del SNCC luego de haber tenido un encontronazo menor con un auto lleno de hombres blancos armados. El grupo pasó seis calurosos días de agosto en la cárcel sin aire acondicionado. No había duchas ni inodoros. Daniels dirigió al grupo en cantar himnos y en decir oraciones, lo cual contribuyó a levantar la moral y combatir el vacío de la situación.A Carmichael y sus colegas los pusieron en libertad bajo fianza y salieron para Selma el 20 de agosto. Unas horas después, los carceleros inexplicablemente abrieron todas las puertas y les dijeron al resto de los arrestados que podían irse. No había nadie esperándolos para recogerlos, luego resultaba claro que ninguno de sus amigos había puesto una fianza.“Estoy convencida de que fue una trampa”, dijo Upham a Episcopal News Service en 2012.Antes de entrar en el seminario, Jonathan Daniels obtuvo su diploma de licenciatura del Instituto Militar de Virginia [Virginia Military Institute] donde fue el graduado con las mejores calificaciones de la clase de 1961. La escuela honra su servicio y sacrificio al movimiento de los derechos civiles hasta el día de hoy. Foto del Virginia Military Institute.Mientras estaban a la espera de alguien que los llevara y luego de que les ordenaran abandonar los terrenos de la cárcel, Daniels, el sacerdote católico Richard Morrisroe y dos manifestantes negras, Joyce Bailey y Ruby Sales, fueron a comprar refrescos en Varner`s, una tienda que quedaba a unos 40 metros de la cárcel. “Ellos habían estado antes allí en grupos mixtos, por lo cual en teoría era algo sin importancia”, dijo Upham.Thomas Coleman, subalguacil del condado, blandiendo una escopeta de corredera calibre 12 se encontraba de pie en la losa de hormigón de la entrada de la tienda y groseramente les ordenó que salieran del lugar.“Las cosas sucedieron con tanta rapidez”, recordaba años después Ruby Sales, que tenía 17 años en ese momento y estaba de licencia del Instituto Tuskegee. “Un momento después sentí un tirón y me caí hacia atrás. Y luego hubo un disparo de escopeta, y otro más. Oí al padre Morrisroe gimiendo por agua”.“Pensé para mis adentros: ‘estoy muerta. Esto es lo que se siente cuando se está muerto’”.Bailey, que se había refugiado detrás de un auto abandonado, llamó a Sales, quien, dándose cuenta de que aún estaba viva, se fue andando a gatas hasta donde ella estaba y luego comenzaron a correr. El resto del grupo se dispersó y corrió, tocando a las puertas de las casas por donde pasaban. “Nadie nos dejó entrar, la gente estaba aterrada”, contó Sales.Coleman, ingeniero del condado y perteneciente a una de las familias blancas más antiguas de Lowndes, había levantado el arma que llevaba y había disparado, lanzando a Daniels de espaldas, quien se quedó inmóvil en el suelo. Morrisroe se había retirado, llevando a Bailey de la mano. Coleman le disparó por la espalda y requirió horas de cirugía para sobrevivir.Cuando otros activistas del SNCC fueron a buscar el cadáver de Daniels no pudieron encontrarlo, dijo Sales. “Habían barrido y limpiado las calles, y uno no podía decir que allí había tenido lugar un asesinato”.Entre tanto, allá en Keene esa mañana, la madre de Daniels, Constance, ni siquiera sabía que su hijo había estado en la cárcel. Se preocupó cuando el correo del día no incluyó una tarjeta de cumpleaños para ella de parte de Daniels que nunca se olvidaba de esas cosas. El 20 de agosto ella cumplía 60 años.Dos meses antes de su asesinato, Daniels escribió acerca de vivir y abogar con los negros en lo que se conocía y llamaban el Cinturón Negro de Alabama: “Perdí el miedo en el cinturón negro cuando comencé a conocer en mis huesos y en mis nervios que he sido en verdad bautizado en la muerte y resurrección del Señor, que en el único sentido que realmente importa ya estoy muerto, y mi vida está escondida con Cristo en Dios”.La nación reacciona, Keene entierra a un hijo y Coleman va a juicioEl presidente Johnson ordenó una investigación federal sobre el hecho. Al día siguiente, Lee White, su asistente principal para los derechos civiles, le dijo a Johnson que la madre de Daniels tenía problemas para recibir de Alabama el cadáver de su hijo y Johnson le dio instrucciones a White para que se ocupara de este asunto.Un grupo se reúne junto a la tumbo de Jonathan Daniels en el cementerio de Monadnock View, en Keene, Nuevo Hampshire. Stokely Carmichael es el segundo de izquierda a derecha, frente a la cámara. Foto de los Archivos de la Iglesia Episcopal.Carmichael viajó a Keene para el funeral de Daniels en la iglesia episcopal de Santiago Apóstol [St. James Episcopal Church] la parroquia que auspició la ordenación de Daniels. Carmichael y un grupo de dolientes cantaron con lágrimas Venceremos [We Shall Overcome] en la tumba de Daniels, al lado de la de su padre al borde del cementerio Monadnock View.[Martin Luther] King calificó la muerte de Daniels de “brutal y bestial”, pero dijo que él había llevado a cabo “uno de los actos cristianos más heroicos que yo he oído en todo mi ministerio”.Alice West, con quien Daniels y Upham vivieron en Selma, afirmó que Daniels había sido parte de su familia. “Todos le queríamos y confiábamos en él”, dijo ella en una página web de veteranos de la lucha por los derechos civiles. “Él le enseñó a mi familia todo acerca de las maravillas del amor de Dios. Su muerte afectó a mi familia así como a todas las personas negras en Selma, Alabama”.Coleman arguyó que él había actuado en defensa propia. El día después de la muerte de Daniels, el secretario de justicia de Alabama, Richmond Flowers lo calificó como “otro asesinato del Ku Klux Klan”. Flowers se encargó del caso cuando un gran jurado del condado instruyó de cargos a Coleman, de 55 años, por homicidio, no por asesinato. El juez encargado del proceso rehusó aplazar el juicio hasta que Morrisroe, un testigo clave, pudiera recuperarse de sus heridas. Y un jurado compuesto enteramente por blancos lo exoneró 40 días después del asesinato de Daniels y le estrecharon la mano cuando fue a salir del tribunal.John Hines, que era entonces el Obispo Primado, dijo que lo que mostraba la absolución de Coleman “respecto a la probabilidad de las minorías de obtener justicia imparcial en algunas partes de este país debería de sacudir la conciencia de todos los hombres libres que aún creen en el concepto de la justicia en esta tierra de esperanza”.En lugar de atribuir la absolución de Coleman al precio que una sociedad libre paga por el sistema de jurados, Hines dijo que era “el precio medroso que extraen de la sociedad para la administración del sistema personas cuyos prejuicios los llevan a sacrificar la justicia en el altar de sus temores irracionales”.La absolución de Coleman dio lugar a la Operación Justicia en el Sur, una campaña y demanda legal que emprendió la Sociedad Episcopal para la Unidad Cultural y Racial en conjunción con el Consejo Nacional de Iglesias y otras agrupaciones para lograr jurados integrados en el Sur.“Gracias a Jonathan, el sistema de justicia cambió”, dijo Sandra Wallace, que con su marido Rich está escribiendo una biografía de Daniels. Wallace, residente de Keene, dijo a ENS que el cambio comenzó con una demanda, White v. Crook, que se presentó en el condado de Lowndes. Dio lugar a un “efecto dominó” a través del Sur, dijo ella, que le puso fin a la sistemática exclusión de los afroamericanos y las mujeres de los jurados.(El libro de los Wallace, titulado Blood Brother [Hermano de sangre] debe salir en el otoño de 2016.Cómo han honrado a Daniels en los años transcurridos desde su asesinatoEl seminario de Daniels estableció una beca en su honor al año después de su muerte. La beca se otorga anualmente para proporcionarle ayuda económica a uno o más seminaristas que quieren fortalecer su educación teológica mediante la participación en un movimiento social interesado en importantes necesidades humanas. En 1991, para conmemorar el 25 aniversario de su muerte, la Clase de Daniels de 1966 estableció el Lectorazgo en Memoria de Jonathan Myrick Daniels para invitar regularmente a esa casa de estudios líderes en ética social.La Iglesia Episcopal añadió a Daniels a su calendario conmemorativo de Fiestas Menores y Días de Ayuno en 1994. Su fiesta es el 14 de agosto, el día de su arresto. Douglas Thuener, entonces obispo de Nuevo Hampshire, estuvo ante el micrófono junto a Robert O. Miller, obispo de Alabama, su coauspiciador de la iniciativa para designar oficialmente a Daniels mártir de la Iglesia y llamaron a su proposición conjunta de la resolución “un gran acto de reconciliación”Cuando Daniels murió más de 25 años antes, dijo Thuener, “la mentalidad de la Iglesia en esas dos diócesis no era común respecto a los problemas por los cuales Jonathan Daniels dio su vida”.Daniels es uno de los seis mártires individuales del siglo XX que la Iglesia ha reconocido en su más reciente calendario propuesto de conmemoraciones, Una gran nube de testigos [A Great Cloud of Witnesses] y él único de ellos que es episcopal (El calendario honra también a tres grupos de mártires de los tiempos modernos).La muerte de Daniels repercutió en todas partes de la sociedad norteamericana. En el Instituto Militar de Virginia [Virginia Military Institute], su primera alma mater, en Lexington, Virginia, Daniels ha sido honrado desde su muerte. Una de las cuatro arcadas que llevan nombres en el cuartel del VMI está dedicado a Daniels, así como un patio memorial.La arcada está señalada por una tarja que contiene el deseo de Daniels para sus compañeros cadetes graduandos tomado de su discurso de graduación de 1961: “Os deseo la decencia y la nobleza de la cual sois capaces”. El Patio de Daniels incluye una tarja con la reacción de King, el líder de los derechos civiles, a la muerte de Daniels.Cada clase entrante al VMI ve el documental: Heme aquí, envíame a mí: la historia de Jonathan Daniels.Los antiguos alumnos del VMI y la escuela erigieron un memorial en 1997 en Hayneville cerca de donde Daniels murió. Los cadetes con frecuencia visitan el lugar.También en 1997, la escuela militar estableció el Premio Humanitario Jonathan Daniels ’61, del cual el presidente Jimmy Carter fue el primero en recibirlo. Este año, el 11 de marzo, a 50 años exactos del día en que Daniels llegó a Selma, el Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) recibió el premio. Lewis fue un líder del movimiento de los derechos civiles. Durante la marcha de Selma a Montgomery, en marzo de 1965, que llegó a conocerse como el “Domingo Sangriento”, Lewis fue una de las cientos de manifestantes que intentaron cruzar el puente Edmund Petus que se dirige a Selma. La policía agredió severamente a los manifestantes pacíficos, Lewis entre ellos, con bastones, gases lacrimógenos y con la fuerza montada.“La sangre de Jonathan Daniels… ayudó a traernos adonde estamos hoy”, dijo Lewis al recibir el premio.En Cantórbery, Inglaterra, Daniels se encuentra entre los que se recuerdan en la capilla de los Santos y Mártires de Nuestro Propio Tiempo. Él y King, que fue asesinado en 1968, son lo únicos norteamericanos de la lista de 15 mártires individuales y los siete hermanos melanesios asesinados por militantes en 2003 durante un conflicto étnico en las Islas Salomón. Entre otros honrados en la capilla se cuentan Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Oscar Romero y el hombre que inspiró ese memorial: el obispo anglicano ugandés Janani Luwum, a quien las fuerzas del dictador Idi Amín asesinaron en 1977.Y Daniels es recordado en su pueblo natal. Una senda muy transitada a lo largo del río Ashuelot en Keene lleva su nombre. Y la página web del gobierno municipal de Keene brinda información y materiales sobre Daniels.La Escuela Primaria Jonathan Daniels se inauguró tres años después de su muerte. El edificio contiene una gran vitrina con objetos que pertenecieron a Daniels así como obras de arte que destacan el homónimo de la escuela y una litografía de la capilla de la catedral de Cantórbery que incluye los nombres de los que allí se honran como mártires. La escuela tiene un club de derechos civiles en el cual los estudiantes se instruyen sobre la continua lucha por la igualdad de derechos.La demografía de Keene está imponiendo un cambio en la escuela, la cual dejara de ser un centro de enseñanza primaria después del año académico 2015-2016. Reabrirá como un preescolar. El edificio también albergará oficinas administrativas. Algunos estudiantes esperan convencer a la junta de educación para que rebautice una escuela intermedia cercana en honor de Daniels.Cincuenta años de la muerte de DanielsEste año, contra el trasfondo de las recientes tensiones raciales en Estados Unidos, ha sido un año de conmemoraciones del testimonio y sacrificio de Daniels.Esos eventos están culminando este mes. Un fin de semana de actos en Alabama, auspiciado por la Diócesis de Alabama, comienza la noche del 14 de agosto con un programa en la iglesia episcopal de San Juan [St. John’s Episcopal Church] en Montgomery. Morris Dees Jr., cofundador y principal abogado procesal del Centro Meridional de la Ley de la Pobreza, será el orador invitado.El 15 de agosto, un número de personas mayor de lo normal se espera participe el la peregrinación anual de Jonathan Daniels y los Mártires de Alabama que parte de la plaza del juzgado del condado de Lowndes en Hayneville. Un poste indicador se dedicará en el sitio de la tienda de víveres, actualmente destruida, donde Daniels fue asesinado. Los peregrinos regresarán al juzgado para celebrar la eucaristía en la sala del tribunal donde Coleman fue absuelto. El estrado del juez será el altar. El obispo primado electo Michael Curry es el predicador invitado.La peregrinación será transmitida en vivo aquí.Curry también predicará al día siguiente en la iglesia episcopal de San Pablo [St. Paul’s Episcopal Church] en Selma, una parroquia que Daniels, Upham y otros lucharon por integrar.La Diócesis de Alabama planea hacer accesible, a petición, un vídeo de la presentación de Dees y del sermón de Curry en Selma a través de su página web.También el 16 de agosto, la Catedral Nacional de Washington se propone dedicar su foro del domingo a Daniels. Su efigie será la figura más reciente que se añada al Pórtico de los Derechos Humanos de la catedral.El funeral de Jonathan Daniels se celebró en la iglesia episcopal de Santiago Apóstol [St. James], la parroquia que estaba auspiciándolo para la ordenación, en su ciudad natal de Keene, Nuevo Hampshire. Foto de los Archivos de la Iglesia Episcopal.Muchas congregaciones episcopales del estado de Virginia también conmemorarán la vida y obra de Daniels el 16 de agosto. La Diócesis de Virginia ha compilado materiales litúrgicos para ese día que se encuentran disponibles aquí. La diócesis recogerá ejemplares de boletines del oficio de ese día y los enviará a la iglesia episcopal de Santiago Apóstol de Keene.En Keene, los miembros de la iglesia episcopal de Santiago Apóstol, junto con otras personas, han organizado todo un año de eventos. El 22 de agosto, comenzará un fin de semana conmemorativo con un panel integrado por personas que conocieron a Daniels seguido, en la noche, por una proyección de Heme aquí, envíame a mí en el Teatro Colonial de Keene.Sales, que dirige SpiritHouse, una organización con sede en Atlanta que labora a favor de la justicia racial, económica y social, predicará durante el oficio de culto en Santiago Apóstol el 23 de agosto. El Rvdmo. Rob Hirschfeld. obispo de Nuevo Hampshire, presidirá la liturgia. A la cual seguirá una “caminata de recordación” de unos tres kilómetros hasta la tumba de la familia Daniels.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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OMA House / Sanz Arquitectos

first_img Design Team:José Manuel Sanz Sanz, Jaime Sanz Haro, Giulia Cosentino, Nadia VasilevaEngineering:Jesús Verdugo Sanz (Estructuras) Metrión (Instalaciones)Collaborators:Juan Antonio Santuy (Dirección de EjecuciónClients:Antonio and RaquelCity:ColmenarejoCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Imagen SubliminalRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxPatio FurnitureCaneplex DesignUmbrellas – CocopalmWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. Traditional houses, with their constructive simplicity achievable by local artisans, have thick walls and small openings. The simple prismatic geometry contributes to the preservation of heat generated by fireplaces and braziers in winter, and to the coolness of spaces in semi-shadow in summer. As a consequence, there is a somehow excessive introversion and a certain lack of light in these interiors. Save this picture!© Imagen SubliminalSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Imagen SubliminalTherefore, taking advantage of contemporary technology, the project focused on opening the house to the outside, generating visual relationships with the surrounding patios and gardens, and enhancing the entry of more natural light and cross ventilation. The original openings of the house have been extended to ground level, favouring both the entry of light and the visual communication between inside and outside through the continuity –which is very important– of ground plane level. Save this picture!© Imagen SubliminalThe project thus emerges from the pre-existence; from a collective memory expressed through the material and through the construction. Located in the town of Colmenarejo, in the foothills of the Sierra de Guadarrama near Madrid, the refurbished house designed for a friend couple had to adapt to a very different reality, preserving the heart of a home, based in the dialogue between the old and the new. Transformed into a space with a single bedroom, an attic recovered from the former garret, and a new annexed pavilion to be used as an office and a guest area, the house was conceived through a process of a selective erasure: a process in which the subtraction was more important than the addition. Save this picture!© Imagen SubliminalSave this picture!© Imagen SubliminalSave this picture!© Imagen SubliminalThe materialization of this idea had to take place through a rigorous differentiation between the old and the new. The traditional granite from the Sierra de Madrid was set off in contrast with the white cast-in-place concrete; the latter standing for an eloquent sign of what in the house belongs to our time. In contrast to this robustness, the more fragile filter and privacy elements were made of natural bamboo slats.Save this picture!© Imagen SubliminalSave this picture!© Imagen SubliminalUpon completion, the once isolated construction of the house is now a building reconciled with is surrounding; a house with a fresh look on its garden, but also on the on the nearby landscape: a patio house. Save this picture!© Imagen SubliminalSave this picture!© Imagen SubliminalProject gallerySee allShow lessSan House / amaia arana arkitekturaSelected ProjectsTreetop Hotel Løvtag Denmark / Sigurd LarsenSelected Projects Share Architects: Sanz Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Spain CopyAbout this officeSanz ArquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionOn FacebookSpainPublished on December 24, 2020Cite: “OMA House / Sanz Arquitectos” [Casa OMA / Sanz Arquitectos] 24 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Imagen Subliminal+ 31Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953858/oma-house-sanz-arquitectos Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Aerotermia – Daikin, Bambú- Moso Bambú, Carpintería exterior – Kömmerling, Mecanismos – Simon, Sistema de anclaje celosías- Gradhermetic, Suelo laminado – Quick Step CopyHouses, Extension•Colmenarejo, Spain Year: Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953858/oma-house-sanz-arquitectos Clipboard OMA House / Sanz Arquitectos OMA House / Sanz ArquitectosSave this projectSaveOMA House / Sanz Arquitectos 2020 José Manuel Sanz Sanz, Jaime Sanz Haro “COPY” ArchDaily Lead Architects: “COPY”last_img read more

Pasadena Police Release Community Brief Summarizing Law Enforcement Activity in February

first_imgPublic Safety Pasadena Police Release Community Brief Summarizing Law Enforcement Activity in February Published on Monday, March 8, 2021 | 5:25 pm 23 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News This information provides a greater awareness to the Pasadena community. The critical events detailed below are merely a snapshot of the calls received to the Police Communications Center every day. As we begin the New Year, your police department strives to better serve the Pasadena community. Under Police Chief John Perez, the principles of the “Pasadena Way” will forever have a lasting impact on all employees who serve in the organization, as we continue to police with compassion and best intentions.Total Calls for Service for February 2021: 8,246 (YTD: 16,638)9-1-1 Calls for February 2021: 4,441 (YTD: 9,228)Total calls received by Police Dispatch Center: 17,491 (YTD: 36,464)De-Escalation Techniques Used During Calls: 168 times (YTD: 282)******************************************February 2021 Collected / Seized Firearms: 22 (YTD: 51)Pistols – 21 (YTD: 44)Rifles /Assault Rifles – 1 (YTD: 6)Shotguns – 0 (YTD: 1)February 1, 2021 at 7:05pm: Pasadena officers responded to the report of a disturbance call at an apartment complex in the 500 block of N. Raymond Ave. The Police Department’s helicopter was first to arrive on scene and observed a group of individuals to the rear of the complex. One of the individuals in the group was observed concealing an item in some nearby shrubbery. Ground units subsequently detained individuals from the group and a search of the bushes where the aircrew saw the suspect conceal the item, resulted in the recovery of a firearm. Another individual from the group was stopped a short time later and he was also found to be in possession of a handgun.February 2, 2021 at 5:53pm: Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of Fair Oaks Ave. and Howard St. During the stop, officers discovered the driver did not have a driver’s license in his possession and they noticed a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. The driver admitted to having marijuana, resulting in the search of the vehicle. A firearm with a high capacity magazine was located and recovered from inside the passenger compartment. The passenger was arrested for possession of a loaded firearm.February 3, 2021 at 5:40pm: Officers responded to a business in the 800 block of N. Lake Ave. regarding an armed robbery. Employees confronted a patron for not wearing a face covering while inside the business, resulting in an argument. During the confrontation, the suspect removed and pointed a firearm at the business employees. Fearing they would be shot, the employees backed away from the suspect who eventually fled after stealing items.February 3, 2021 at 7:53pm: Officers were dispatched to a strong-armed robbery that had occurred in the 1200 block of N. Lake Ave. The victim was sitting at a bus stop when the suspect sat next to her. The suspect followed the victim onto the bus and when the victim exited, the suspect confronted her and robbed her of her cash.February 5, 2021 at 1:56pm: Officers responded to the report of a suspicious male seen loitering in the area of Arden St. and Oak Knoll Ave. Officers arrived, immediately recognized the subject from previous contacts and arrests, and were aware the subject acts violently towards police officers. While attempting to detain the subject, he tried punching an officer. A struggle ensued and eventually, officers were able to detain him. The suspect is known to suffer from mental illness.February 6, 2021 at 11:41am: Officers responded to the area of Fair Oaks Ave. and Washington Blvd. regarding an accident involving a horse drawn carriage during a funeral procession. The driver was injured and the carriage had turned onto its side. Officers, paramedics and members of the public assisted in righting the carriage and injured driver, who had sustained multiple injuries to his legs. He was transported to a local hospital and the horse’s owner responded to take possession of the uninjured equine.February 6, 2021 at 9:52pm: Officers conducted a stop of a vehicle for traffic violations on Fair Oaks Ave. and Claremont St. During their contact with the driver, officers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Furthermore, marijuana was clearly visible to the officers. The occupant was asked to exit the vehicle and a search was conducted. Inside the car, officers located and seized a loaded handgun and narcotics.February 8, 2021 at 2:30am: Officers responded to the 100 block of E. Orange Grove Blvd. regarding a male who had been shot. Officers located the male and determined he had sustained a graze wound to the right side of his head and ear. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The victim stated a vehicle pulled up in front of him and shot at him. The victim was uncooperative in providing further details regarding the incident.February 11, 2021 at 6:39pm: Officers responded to reports of a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle while crossing Washington Blvd. at Hudson Ave. Despite life saving measures, the victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Members of Pasadena Police Major Accident Investigations Team (M.A.I.T) responded for the investigation. The driver remained on scene and was fully cooperative with investigators.February 12, 2021 at 9:02pm: Patrons from a business located in the 700 block of E. Colorado Blvd. returned to their locked bikes after completing their shopping. The victims noticed two suspects using a hammer in an attempt to break the locks. When confronted by the victim, one suspect began swinging the hammer in a threatening manner. The suspects fled with the bikes. A short time later, officers located one suspect with one of the stolen bicycles. He was taken into custody and the bike was recovered. The other suspect and bike were not immediately located.February 13, 2021 at 8:57am: Pasadena Police Department received a call of an assault that occurred in the 1000 block of N. Fair Oaks Ave. During an altercation between the suspect and victim, the victim was struck with a baseball-sized rock, which had been thrown by the suspect. When officers arrived, the suspect was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.February 13, 2021 at 11:02am: Officers responded to the 100 block of N. Lake Ave. for a report of a transient trespassing on the property. When officers arrived, they located the described individual who was in possession of narcotic paraphernalia and was likely suffering from a narcotic induced, psychotic episode. As officers attempted to restrain the suspect, she became violent causing minor injuries to officers. Ultimately, officers were able to take her into custody and she was arrested.February 13, 2021 at 6:00pm: Officers responded to the 1900 block of N. Fair Oaks Ave. regarding a shooting. The victims had recently left a nearby business and as they drove away, their vehicle was followed and their driving path was blocked by another vehicle. Once stopped, multiple occupants exited the suspect vehicle and as the victims attempted to escape, the suspects fired multiple rounds at the victims. The victims were not injured.February 14, 2021 at 3:00pm: Officers responded to the area of Parke St. and Garfield Ave. after reports of gunshots were heard in the area. Officers arrived on scene and found a 10-year-old victim with gunshot wounds. The child was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Detectives responded to the scene to assume the investigative lead into this incident. The 10-year-old child required multiple surgeries as a result of the shooting, but is expected to survive.February 16, 2021 at 8:26pm: Officers responded to a shots fired call in the area of Esther St. and Raymond Ave. The victim was inside his vehicle when he heard gunfire and saw an unknown suspect shooting towards him. The victim immediately made a U-turn and drove away from the area. His vehicle was struck but he was not injured. Evidence of the shooting was located and the investigation is ongoing.February 19, 2021 at 10:14am: Officers observed a subject exit his vehicle and urinate in public. Officers detained the suspect and determined he was on active parole. A parole search of the vehicle revealed the suspect to be in possession of a loaded handgun. Because he had previously been convicted of felony and he was on parole, possessing a firearm is both a violation of his parole conditions and a violation of the law. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Pasadena jail.February 19, 2021 at 6:46pm: Pasadena officers attempted to stop a vehicle in the 400 block Of N. Lake Ave. for a vehicle code violation. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The pursuit concluded in the City of North Hollywood where the suspect complied with officers and he was eventually taken into custody. The suspect, who was on active parole, was determined to be under the influence of narcotics and evidence of narcotics were located in the vehicle. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Pasadena City jail.February 19, 2021 at 8:14pm: Pasadena Police Department received reports of gunshots in the area of Fair Oaks Ave. and Howard St. Officers responded to find evidence of a shooting in the 1400 block of N. Raymond Ave. Officers canvassed the neighborhood but found no victims or additional suspect information. Detectives are conducting further follow-up.February 20, 2021 at 6:30pm: Pasadena Officers responded to reports of shots heard in the area of Altadena Blvd. and Mountain St. Officers found evidence of a shooting and witnesses provided a description of two vehicles seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed. No victims or suspects were located. Detectives are conducting further follow-up into this incident.February 21, 2021 at 2:26am: Officers were dispatched to a business in the 500 block of N. Lake Ave. for a subject who was reported to have rammed his vehicle through the property’s perimeter fence. Officers arrived, found the subject hiding in a rear parking lot, and discovered he had donned body armor and a helmet. Additionally, the subject was in possession of a bow and arrows and a large axe when contacted by officers. Fortunately, officers were able to safely take the obviously altered suspect into custody. In addition to the damage he caused to the business property, he was found to be possession of narcotics. Neither the suspect nor officers were injured during this incident.February 21, 2021 at 8:06am: Officers were dispatched to a hotel in the 100 block of N. Fair Oaks Ave. regarding an assault to the business’ security officer. During their investigation, officers learned the security personnel had been called to investigate a transient in the hotel’s parking structure who was acting strangely. When the security officer contacted the suspicious individual, the suspect became combative towards the hotel employee and began throwing a large rock and other items at the victim. The security officer was not struck and did not sustain any injuries as a result of the assault. The suspect fled the location prior to officers’ arrival.February 21, 2021 at 5:50pm: Officers responded to the area of Craig Ave. and Colorado Blvd. on the report of shots heard in the area. Upon arrival, officers found evidence of a shooting in the 100 block of S. Craig Ave. There were no victims or suspects located.February 23, 2021 at 10:44pm: Pasadena Police Department received a call of an armed robbery that had occurred in the 2100 block of E. Del Mar Blvd. The victims had been walking in the area when two suspect approached them. Only one suspect was armed with a handgun however, both suspects demanded the victim’s property. After providing the suspects with several personal items, the suspects fled on foot. The victims were not injured.February 24, 2021 at 6:38am: Officers responded to a hotel in the 100 block of S. Los Robles Ave. regarding a female who was believed to be overdosing in her guest room. When officers arrived, they found an unresponsive female lying on the bed as well as narcotics and narcotic paraphernalia strewn throughout the hotel room. Officers immediately recognized the female was likely suffering from an apparent overdose and began lifesaving measures. Paramedics arrived and assumed these efforts. The female recovered and was transported to a local hospital for additional medical treatment.February 25, 2021 at 3:41pm: Officers located a reported stolen vehicle and stopped the driver in the 800 block of N. Oakland Ave. Three subjects occupied the vehicle and all three were taken into custody without incident. A search of the recovered vehicle resulted in the discovery of a replica handgun and narcotics. All three suspects were arrested for multiple violations and the vehicle was returned to the registered owner.February 26, 2021 at 11:09am: Officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Fair Oaks Ave. and Tremont St. The driver of the vehicle (and solo occupant) was discovered to be on active parole. Because of the driver’s parole conditions, officers conducted a search of the vehicle. A loaded “ghost” gun was located in the vehicle, which is both a violation of the law and his parole. The suspect was arrested without incident and transported to the Pasadena City jail.February 27, 2021 at 2:41pm: Pasadena Officers observed the driver of a vehicle commit numerous vehicle code violations and intended to stop the vehicle. Before they were able to conduct the traffic stop for the violations, the vehicle came to a sudden stop in the 400 block of E. Orange Grove Blvd. The occupants quickly exited the vehicle and walked away. Officers observed narcotics inside the abandoned vehicle and a short time later, the occupants returned to the car at which time it was learned the driver did not have a valid driver’s license. A search of the vehicle led to not only the recovery of the narcotics by officers, but they also discovered a “ghost” gun and a loaded magazine.February 27, 2021 at 7:16pm: Pasadena Officers stopped a vehicle in the area of Foothill Blvd. and Sierra Madre Villa Ave. for a vehicle code violation. Upon contact, the driver became uncooperative with the officers. Ultimately, the suspect admitted to possessing a weapon in the vehicle. The driver agreed to exit the vehicle and a loaded handgun was found on the driver’s seat, directly under the suspect. The suspect was arrested without incident and narcotics were also located inside the vehicle. 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Fannie Weighs in on Housing Sentiment

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News December 7, 2018 3,387 Views Tagged with: consumers Fannie Mae Home Home Prices Home Sales Homebuyers Homeowners HOUSING Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Weighs in on Housing Sentiment Related Articles Homebuyers were more optimistic about purchasing real estate in November, according to the latest data from Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) released on Friday.The index, which reflects consumers’ current views and forward-looking expectations of housing market conditions, inched up slightly to 86.2 in November driven primarily by an increase in the net share of Americans who reported significantly higher income, Fannie Mae said in its report.The net share of Americans who said that now was a good time to buy a home rose 2 percentage points while those who said that it was a good time to sell remained unchanged. One of the big HPSI movers during the month was consumer sentiment on home prices. The net share of consumers surveyed who expected home prices to go up fell 4 percentage points during the month.”The HPSI has moved within a tight range over the past five months, as positive sentiment regarding the overall economy continued to offset cooling housing sentiment,” observed Doug Duncan, SVP and Chief Economist at Fannie Mae. “Meanwhile the net share of consumers expecting home prices to increase over the next 12 months continues to moderate, dropping by 13 percentage points since this time last year.”Despite the current rising rate environment, the survey found that the net share of consumers who said mortgage rates would drop over the next 12 months rose 1 percentage point to -56 percent.Looking at the larger economic indicators, the report indicated that the net share of Americans who said that their household income was significantly higher than it was 12 months ago rose 5 percentage points to 24 percent. “Consumers’ perception of growth in their household income reached a survey high this month, helping to absorb some of the impacts of increasing mortgage rates on housing market activity,” Duncan said.However, job optimism fell slightly, with the net share of Americans who said they were not concerned about jobs falling 1 percentage point to 77 percent.Click here to read the full report.center_img Previous: Fabrizio & Brook Adds New Attorney Next: Strong Seller’s Market Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Radhika Ojha consumers Fannie Mae Home Home Prices Home Sales Homebuyers Homeowners HOUSING 2018-12-07 Radhika Ojha Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Print This Post Fannie Weighs in on Housing Sentiment Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

SC Expresses Anguish On Inaction By BMC Against Unauthorized Construction Made In 1990-93 [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesSC Expresses Anguish On Inaction By BMC Against Unauthorized Construction Made In 1990-93 [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK19 Oct 2020 9:48 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court expressed its ‘anguish’ against the inaction by Municipal Corporation of Mumbai in acting against unauthorized construction carried out in 1990-1993.Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul led bench was considering a bail application filed by Ali Akbar Shroff, a Trustee of Bai Kesarbai Dharamshey Khaku Charitable and Religious Trust, against whom FIR was lodged after…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court expressed its ‘anguish’ against the inaction by Municipal Corporation of Mumbai in acting against unauthorized construction carried out in 1990-1993.Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul led bench was considering a bail application filed by Ali Akbar Shroff, a Trustee of Bai Kesarbai Dharamshey Khaku Charitable and Religious Trust, against whom FIR was lodged after unauthorized portion of the construction of the building owned by the Trust collapsed in July 2019 causing death of about 13 people. Earlier, the Bombay High Court had rejected the bail application of Shroff.”It appears that unauthorized construction was made qua this building, the building already being quite old and that unauthorized construction was also let out. The Municipal Corporation of Mumbai appears to have slept over the matter as no action was taken against the unauthorized construction for years together as this unauthorized construction is of vintage 1990-1993. So much for the functioning of the Corporation.”, the bench, also comprising Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy remarked in the order.”We may, with anguish, note that different bodies have failed to perform their functions in ensuring action against unauthorized construction resulting in the tragedy. We don’t even know whether any one from these authorities will be made answerable for what has happened and whether the police have booked any of the officers who were responsible for taking action at the relevant stage of time but failed in their duty.”, the court added.Granting him bail, the bench noted that the accused had throughout cooperated with the investigation and was never arrested. He remained in custody for seven months and we really do not understand what prompted the police to arrest him on the date the charge sheet was filed, the bench said.Case: Ali Akbar Shroff vs. State of MaharashtraCoram: Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul,Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh RoyCounsel: Sr. Adv Mukul Rohatgi, Sr. Adv Devadatt Kamat, AOR Sachin Patil Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

100th Tompkins Veterans Day Parade planned for Nov. 3

first_imgTOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. — This year, the Tompkins County Veterans Day Parade is celebrating its 100th year.Mark your calendars: the parade will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3.The route will begin at the corner of North Titus Avenue and Cayuga Street and proceed north along Cayuga Street before it turns west onto West State Street. The parade will stop at the VFW Post 961. Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: Tagged: ithaca, veterans day 2019, veterans day parade Kelsey O’Connor • Related: 40 Photos from Tompkins County’s Annual Veterans Day ParadeThe parade will include various veterans groups, boy scouts and girl scouts, pipe bands, law enforcement and fire companies.After the parade, spectators and participants can enjoy refreshments at the VFW Post 961. For anyone that requires seating, there will be some available outside the Post on West State Street across from the State Diner.Learn more and RSVP at the Facebook event page.Featured image: File photo from 2018 Veterans Day Parade. last_img read more

One cadet killed in training accident at West Point, 21 others injured

first_imgCopyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. fdastudillo/iStock(WEST POINT, N.Y.) — A West Point cadet was killed and 21 others were injured when their vehicle overturned in a training accident at the U.S. Military Academy on Thursday morning, according to a West Point spokesman.Among the 22 in the vehicle, there were 19 cadets and two soldiers who were injured, said Lt. Col. Chris Ophardt, a spokesman for the U.S. Military Academy.“They were involved in an LMTV accident that occurred at approximately 6:45 a.m. in the training area off of Route 293,” he said. LMTV stands for Light Medium Tactical Vehicle — a truck used for personnel or equipment transport.Army and local first responders at the scene treated the injured near the Camp Natural Bridge training site which is on U.S. Military Academy property, officials said. The injuries ranged from face abrasions to a broken arm.“The injured have been transported to local hospitals,” said Ophardt. “Details of the incident are under investigation.”The accident occurred as the cadets — who are rising seniors and part of the class of 2020 — were traveling to a land navigation training site during annual summer training at the academy, West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams said at an afternoon news conference. He called it a “tragic day” for the West Point community and the U.S. Army.During the summer months, West Point cadets train in field exercises common throughout the active duty Army. One of the two Army soldiers on the truck was driving — not a cadet — when the accident occurred, Williams said.The Army will not identify the cadet who was killed until 24 hours after next of kin notification.There are 2,400 cadets currently training at the U.S. Military Academy.President Donald Trump tweeted about the “terrible accident” on Thursday, saying, “We mourn the loss of life and pray for the injured. God Bless them ALL!”“My heart breaks for all those involved in the tragic training accident at West Point this morning,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., said in a statement. “These courageous cadets and soldiers represent the best of New York State and our country, and we owe them a debt of gratitude for their bravery in choosing to serve our country and protect our freedoms. This incident is made all the more heart wrenching as we commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day today, a day where we remember those who gave their lives for our country.”last_img read more

Opec+ members could extend oil supply cuts until end of 2020

first_imgCoronavirus has sent oil prices plummetingThe world’s biggest oil producers had already been implementing sweeping supply cuts — agreed in December under the Declaration of Cooperation — in a bid to shore up prices impacted by a global oversupply resulting from rising US shale gas production.As part of the pact, Saudi Arabia had agreed to an additional output decrease of 400,000 bpd — taking the overall adjustment by Opec+ members to 2.1 million bpd.These temporary measures were due to be revisited at the March ministerial meeting of member countries, but the coronavirus outbreak across China — the world’s biggest crude importer — has battered oil markets since January and prompted calls for industry intervention.Falling demand for petroleum in the country, driven by quarantine measures and a general economic slowdown resulting from the spread of the infection, has forced down commodity prices at a significant rate, causing alarm among traders.Brent crude is currently priced as low as $54 per barrel — compared with the near-$70 per barrel mark at the start of the year.Earlier this week, UK oil major BP warned the health crisis could slash global oil demand by between 300,000 bpd and 500,000 bpd — a 40% drop in projected global demand growth. The spread of coronavirus has hit oil markets hard since the start of the year, prompting an Opec+ advisory committee to suggest extending existing supply cuts as well as introducing new ones in the short term Opec+ members will decide on possible measures to stabilise the market at their next meeting in March Opec members and their allies have been advised to extend their oil supply cuts until the end of the year in response to the coronavirus epidemic causing chaos throughout global markets.Existing “voluntary adjustments” — totalling 1.7 million barrels of oil per day (bpd) — agreed by members of both Opec and the wider Opec+ alliance in December had been due to expire in March.The recommendation follows a series of crunch talks in Vienna last week by the group’s Joint Technical Committee (JTC), which advises energy policymakers of the world’s most prolific oil-producing countries.center_img Opec+ advisory panel also recommends additional supply cuts until mid-2020The panel also proposed the introduction of “additional adjustments” to output until the end of the second quarter — although no exact figures for this were given.Last week, it was reported that extra cuts of 600,000 bpd had been discussed behind closed doors, but Russia had been resistant to the idea.The JTC advises the group known as Opec+, the inter-governmental organisation of key oil-producing nations comprising Opec and non-Opec members and ostensibly led by Saudi Arabia and Russia.Algerian energy minister and president of the 2020 Opec conference Mohamed Arkab said: “The coronavirus epidemic is having a negative impact on economic activities, particularly on the transportation, tourism and industry sectors, particularly in China, and also increasingly in the Asian region and gradually in the world.“The situation is clear — it requires corrective action in the interest of all.”A meeting of Opec members and their allies is due to take place in early March, at which final policy decisions are expected to be made.last_img read more

Neptune Energy and partners begin gas production from Gjøa P1 project

first_img The Gjøa P1 has been developed as a subsea tie-back to the Gjøa platform. (Credit: Neptune Energy) Neptune Energy and its partners have started gas production from the Gjøa P1 project in the northern part of the Gjøa field in the Norwegian North Sea.Gjøa P1 has been developed as a new subsea template to the Gjøa floating production platform. It is tied back to the Gjøa platform through a 5km long oil pipeline and a 2km gas pipeline.The field is contained in a water depth of 340m.The new producing asset has two well development wells, of which one is oil, while the other is a gas producer.Neptune Energy said that the oil well is slated to begin production later this week.The Gjøa P1 project was taken up for the further development and extension of the Gjøa field in PL153. The recoverable resources from the project are estimated to be 32 million barrels of oil equivalent.The offshore oil and gas project was approved by Norwegian authorities in June 2019.Neptune Energy Norway managing director Odin Estensen said: “This is an important milestone for Neptune and our Gjøa partners and demonstrates our commitment to invest in Norway.“Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we delivered the project on time and on budget. The start-up of Gjøa P1 underlines the Gjøa platform’s position as an important hub, increasing total remaining developed reserves at Gjøa by 30%.”Neptune Energy has an operating stake of 30% in the Gjøa field, which has been in production since 2010. The company’s partners in the offshore Norwegian field include Petoro (30%), Wintershall Norge (20%), OKEA (12%), and DEA Norge (8%).According to Neptune Energy, the Gjøa field can now yield more than 100 million barrel of oil equivalent (boe) more than what was estimated when it was brought on stream.The Gjøa P1 project will further help in maximising the use of hydrocarbon resources in the Gjøa field, said Neptune Energy.The semi-submersible Gjøa production platform is powered through a 100km submarine cable, which carries hydroelectricity from Mongstad.Neptune Energy Norway projects and engineering director Erik Oppedal said: “The P1 development enables us to recover significant quantities of oil and gas from deeper lying reservoirs, as well as to utilise spare production capacity.“This will help lower production costs per barrel, adding significant value to the Gjøa Licence Partners and to Norwegian society.” The oil well of the offshore Norwegian project is slated to begin production later this weeklast_img read more

Costa sales up driven by new store openings

first_imgWhitbread said its Costa business saw substantial sales increase driven by new store openings and a strong like-for-like performance, in a trading update this week.The company, which also owns the budget Premier Inn hotel chain, said it had opened 76 UK Costa stores (or a net of 63 if closures were taken into account) this year to date, of which 27 were franchised.This month it opened its 600th UK Costa outlet in Wimbledon, London. Costa’s overseas expansion also continued with 52 new stores opening (42 if closures were taken into account), bringing the total overseas estate to 217 outlets.Alan Parker, chief executive of Whitbread said total sales on continuing operations grew 11.3% over last year, while like-for-like sales rose by 6.6%.Whitbread also owns the Beefeater restaurant chain. It sold its David Lloyd leisure centre business for £925 million in June.The company will announce its interim results on 16 October.last_img read more