Crown Paints Kenya (CRWN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Crown Paints Kenya (CRWN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Crown Paints Kenya (CRWN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Crown Paints Kenya (CRWN.ke) 2013 annual report.Company ProfileCrown Paints (Kenya) Limited manufactures and sells a range of paints and adhesives for the home decor, construction and industrial sectors. The company supplies markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somali, South Sudan and the DRC. Its retail paint range includes emulsion water-based paints, roof paint, wood finishes, textured finishes and special effects, floor paints and gloss/oil-based paints. Its construction and industrial division range includes Polyfilla, primers, undercoats, fillers and skimming products as well as an automotive range which includes metallic paint and 2K acrylic systems and nitro cellulose systems. Other products produced by Crown Pains Kenya include paint for road markings, and applications for tiles, leather, wood, fabricators and paper. Service operations include computerized tinting machines capable of dispensing a range of over 6 000 shades in a few minutes. Formerly known as Crown Berger Kenya Limited, the company changed its name to Crown Paints Kenya Limited in 2012. The company has its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Crown Berger (Kenya) Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
October 14, 2016 at 5:50 am What a story. We have just begun community meals in my parish, mjch to the disgust of a few neighbors who do not want homeless people in the neighborhood. This is our call however, and so this bi-lingual (English/Spanish) cooks, cleans, eats and hear stories. Our partner is the local Buddhist Temple and the Community Food bank. I am particularly interested in this artical because employment opportunities is next steps for us. 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She proposed the idea in February after learning about a successful similar program in Albuquerque, New Mexico.Outreach ministries are “vital to what we do and who we are,” said the Rev. Buddy Stallings, Calvary’s priest in charge. “Calvary is known in the city as being composed of a group of people who take impacting life for the least fortunate people in Memphis very seriously.”Tending to the homeless also is a calling of the greater Episcopal Church, as emphasized in the Anglican Communion’s Third Mark of Mission: to respond to human need by loving service.Todd’s idea for loving service has grown into a program in Memphis called Work Local that will be run by the nonprofit organization Hospitality Hub with support from downtown businesses, churches, social service agencies and city leaders. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland committed $140,000 from the city for the project’s first year, and public works officials will be team with the Hospitality Hub to identify appropriate work sites.Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland listens as Hospitality Hub director of operations Kelcey Johnson speaks at a news conference in September announcing the Work Local program. Photo: Hospitality Hub, via Facebook“We must do everything we can to ensure every member of our community has the opportunity to lift themselves up from their circumstances,” Strickland said in September in announcing the program.Memphis has an estimated homeless population of around 2,500 people, said Kelcey Johnson, director of operations at Hospitality Hub. The organization was formed in 2007 by an association of four downtown churches, including Calvary. Located at a site provided by Calvary next to the church, the nonprofit helps people “exit” homelessness, “if they agree,” Johnson said.“Some people are serious about getting out of homelessness, so they do everything required,” Johnson said, which may include mental health counseling, drug and alcohol treatment or meeting with a lawyer or veterans’ representative.The Work Local program will offer to connect those homeless people to such services and assistance, in addition to the pay, food and shelter they will receive.Panhandlers make up a small subset of the homeless population, Johnson said, but the issue has generated attention and debate across the country as cities have pursued various methods to curb the practice.A report by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty notes that out of 187 cities surveyed, 24 percent ban all begging in public, and 76 percent prohibit it in some areas.“Despite a lack of affordable housing and shelter space, many cities have chosen to criminally punish people living on the street for doing what any human being must do to survive,” the report says. “The criminalization of necessary human activities is all too common in cities across the country.”Memphis’ panhandling ordinance includes a full ban on the practice in the downtown area and panhandling is prohibited elsewhere in certain conditions, such as near a church, at a gas station pump or within three feet of a person being asked for money. The ordinance, however, doesn’t restrict a person who “passively stands or sits with a sign or other indication that one is seeking donations.”An awareness campaign by the Downtown Memphis Commission, meanwhile, advises downtown visitors to “say no to panhandling” but “say yes to charities that help the homeless and needy.”That is the approach Albuquerque is taking. It was forced to relax its strict anti-panhandling rules in response to a lawsuit in 2004. Current Mayor Richard Berry has made homelessness a top priority, and in September 2015, his administration launched the work program for panhandlers called “There’s a Better Way.”“We wanted to try and create an initiative that would be a little out of the box,” Berry said in an article in Governing magazine. “Instead of taking the punitive approach and the regulatory approach, why not try something that uplifts everybody?”Outreach has been a big part of Calvary Episcopal Church’s identity, Todd said, so she was intrigued by Albuquerque’s program when she learned about it through a PBS report.“Memphis has so many people who are panhandling, and we’re a downtown church and we really have a lot of people who have great needs,” Todd said.Dinner is served for several hundred homeless residents of Memphis in December at Calvary Episcopal Church’s annual Emmanuel Meal. The church also serves a free breakfast for the homeless every Sunday morning. Photo: Calvary Episcopal Church, via FacebookThe parish already had been serving that population. Every Sunday, at 7:30 a.m., the church throws open its doors and welcomes the homeless for a free breakfast that includes a prayer led by one of the church’s ministers. By the time the parish’s first Sunday service begins at 8 a.m., most of the 200 or so breakfast patrons already have moved on, Todd said.She contacted Albuquerque officials to learn more about their work program, and in February, she arranged for a sort of homelessness summit at Calvary, inviting city leaders, nonprofit organizations and other downtown stakeholders to discuss the possibility of trying something similar in Memphis. The response was overwhelming.“Everybody bought into it,” she said.Starting Nov. 1, the Hospitality Hub will send a van every Tuesday and Thursday to places in the city where panhandlers typically gather. Each work day, the van will pick up 10 men and women who are willing and able to do the work, and they will be dropped off at the city’s work sites to clear graffiti, weeds and trash from properties.Finding the workers won’t be a problem, Johnson said. The word has gotten out, and the many of the Hospitality Hub’s regular clients have shown interest.“We’re getting calls all day, every day,” he said. “People are standing in front of our door ready to go to work.”Johnson said the program easily could expand to add more vans if it proves successful. A private donor has offered to help with some of that cost, and the Hospitality Hub will be launching a fundraising effort to cover costs after city funding ends.Calvary Episcopal Church also is raising money for the cause. It plans to give proceeds from its upcoming Lobsterpalooza event to the work program for panhandlers.“Our hope, obviously, is that this will be sort of a bridge to better circumstances for these individuals down the road,” Stallings said.The other downtown churches are equally supportive, and Johnson sees that as a good sign for Work Local.“A lot of things happen because church people care about it,” he said. “I think that’s another reason it’s going to be successful, because it’s not just the city’s job, it’s for all of us to do.”— David Paulsen is a freelance writer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Wauwatosa. Submit a Press Release Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN The Rev. 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ArchDaily Architects: Tsolakis Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Mariana Bisti Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses, Renovation•Psychiko, Greece Greece George Tsolakis, Maria Anthopoulou House Renovation / Tsolakis ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse Renovation / Tsolakis ArchitectsSave this picture!© Mariana Bisti+ 33Curated by María Francisca González Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897189/house-renovation-tsolakis-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: Apleton, Baumit, ALUMINCO, Diedron ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897189/house-renovation-tsolakis-architects Clipboard Photographs Area: 500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Other Participants:Eleni Lagkari, Sofia LepidaCity:PsychikoCountry:GreeceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mariana BistiRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiText description provided by the architects. In the center of P. Psychiko, a typical two-flat residence of 1955, is transformed into a 3-residences contemporary building. The reinterpretation of its functional and geometrical rules results in the transformation of both the building and its surrounding area. Τhe intervention is crucial. Only the structure of the building, as well as part of the external walls, are preserved, while all internal walls are demolished.Save this picture!© Mariana BistiSave this picture!Elevation 1Save this picture!Elevation 2The existing flat division and the existing entrances are also canceled The interior organization of the new residences, the relation between them and the circulation around them is fully redesigned. The building does not have four independent facades any more. It looks like a sculpture, characterized by the continuity of its sides. A new red veil covers the building and unifies it.Save this picture!© Mariana BistiThe different volumes of the building point out its third dimension and create areas that are constantly changing due to light and shadow. This is a feeling that is also created by the shadows of the surrounding trees, which shape various spaces with diffident qualities. Save this picture!© Mariana BistiA dominant feature of the building is its color. Inside the quiet, green and tranquil environment of P. Psychiko, we aim to harmonize the building in its context but at the same time also to mark it. This way, the building is painted with earthy but vibrant colors: red, orange, blue-green. It is not just a building any more, it gains movement and life. It works as a living organism with the ability to provoke feelings and to influence the life of both its users and non-users.Save this picture!© Mariana BistiProject gallerySee allShow lessA Brutalist Landmark and Skateboarding Mecca in London Is RestoredArchitecture NewsExhibition Hall of the Architecture and Engineering Faculty in SICC / NarmalSelected Projects Share Projects 2018 Year: Lead Architects: Houses House Renovation / Tsolakis Architects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeTsolakis ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationPsychikoGreecePublished on August 04, 2019Cite: “House Renovation / Tsolakis Architects” 04 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Tagged with: Funding Applications are now open from smaller charities for the two new funding programmes from the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales. The two programmes – Invest and Enable – focus on reaching young people and adults facing multiple disadvantage at key stages in their lives. They are open to charities in England and Wales with an income between £25,000 and £1 million.Announced in January this year, the new funding programmes are designed to help charities achieve greater sustainability: both will provide larger grants over a longer period of time. In addition the Foundation aims, with its Enhance programme, to help charities build capacity.Paul Streets, chief executive of the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales, Professor Sir Ian Diamond, chair of the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales, Atara Fridler, chief executive of Lift People, Owen Woodley, managing director of Lloyds Bank, Retail.Paul Streets, Chief Executive of the Lloyds Bank Foundation, said:“There is an increasing need and focus on helping charities to become sustainable in this challenging funding environment. Through research, we discovered nearly a third of our applicants said that over 80% of their funding was restricted. We don’t want to be just a grant maker, we want to support charities through a journey of development and help them meet the need for their services”.Funding programmesThe Foundation’s programmes offer the following support: Advertisement 135 total views, 3 views today Lloyds Bank Foundation’s two new funding programmes open for applications 136 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Invest – providing long term funding of core costs and delivery of grants for charities of up to £25,000 per year for up to three years, with the opportunity for continuation funding for a further period of up to six years.Enable – providing funding for smaller, shorter grants for charities with a clear development need. Grants up to a total of £15,000 are awarded for a maximum of two years.Enhance – A programme working alongside the Invest or Enable programme providing an option of tailored in-kind support to strengthen and develop charities’ effectiveness.The Lloyds Bank Foundation receives its funding from Lloyds Banking Group through a nine year rolling funding agreement, designed to provide a secure and sustainable approach to grant making. Last year the Foundation awarded £19 million to 828 charities across England and Wales. Howard Lake | 7 April 2014 | News .Paul Streets, chief executive of the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales, Professor Sir Ian Diamond, chair of the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales, Atara Fridler, chief executive of Lift People, Owen Woodley, managing director of Lloyds Bank, Retail. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 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.
Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders calls for the quashing of the death sentence that a court in Nouadhibou imposed on 29-year-old blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed on 24 December after convicting him of apostasy for allegedly blaspheming against the Prophet Mohammed in a blog post.Posted on the Aqlame news website on 2 January 2014 and taken down a few minutes later, the article criticized the inequality of Mauritania’s caste system, referring to the Prophet’s teachings. Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed was arrested in Nouadhibou shortly after it was posted and has been detained ever since. His lawyers appealed against the sentence on 26 December.“We call on the judicial authorities to overturn this unjust sentence on appeal, Reporters Without Borders programme director Lucie Morillon said. Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed’s comments criticizing the caste system are protected by the right to freedom of information and expression, as enshrined in article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”The prosecution accused Mohamed of “making flippant references to the Prophet and violating the divine order” in the article. Although he immediately regretted having posted it, he denied attacking the Prophet or Islam and said he only wanted to defend the lowly “maalemine” (blacksmith) caste, to which he belongs.In a December 2013 report entitled “Blasphemy: Information sacrificed on altar of religion”, Reporters Without Borders argues that the use of freedom of information and expression cannot be made conditional on agreement with any corpus of religious, ideological, political or philosophical thought.No one has been executed in Mauritania since 1987 and Mohamed is the first person to be sentenced to death for apostasy since independence in 1960. Mauritania is ranked 60th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News Follow the news on Mauritania Receive email alerts MauritaniaAfrica RSF_en Mauritanian reporter held for two days over Facebook post Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world News May 20, 2021 Find out more News March 13, 2020 Find out more Organisation MauritaniaAfrica News December 31, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for young blogger’s death sentence to be quashed on appeal to go further RSF backs joint op-ed by 120 West African media and journalists calling for Beninese journalist’s release July 6, 2020 Find out more
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Required fields are marked * Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week A select group of Alverno High School students spent a whirlwind three days in New York City last week participating in high-profile International Day of the Girl events which advocated for girlsâ€™ rights everywhere.Arriving late in the day on Tuesday, Oct. 9, the 11 girls rested up for the night and spent the next day at the Paley Center for Media, where Kayce Jennings (widow of ABC’s Peter Jennings) hosted a conference for the documentary 10×10, a campaign to build worldwide support for girls’ education. The students served as ambassadors, guiding people to their seats and sharing their own experiences in girlsâ€™ education. The event was MCâ€™ed by Christiane Amanpour.The following day, Thursday, October 11, two students along with Alverno High School Director of Admissions and Public Relations, Sara A. McCarthy, visited New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to receive a Proclamation declaring October 11 as International Day of the Girl in New York.The students also worked with ABC Family â€œMake It or Break Itâ€ star Josie Lorenâ€™s foundation Be The Kind, where the girls wrote notes of kindness to people and passed them out to people on the street to brighten their days and to encourage them to be kind to others as well.The afternoon of the same day, the girls participated in a closing bell ringing ceremony at NASDAQ in cooperation with 10×10 and Intel Corporation, where the students along with Intel Global, Girls’ and Women’s Empowerment Campaign Manager Holly Bourne, Vulcan Productions Director Rosalind Hudnell, and 10×10 Deputy Director Tara Abrahams rang the closing bell for the Stock Market to celebrate International Day of the Girl.On Friday, the Alverno students mingled and spoke with other individuals who were involved with girls’ and women’s rights in New York, sharing experiences and learning from each other. The students also got to see â€œLive With Kelly and Michael.â€â€œI think the thing for our girls that weâ€™re always trying to teach them is that they have really the tools necessary to change the world and our mission is to empower them to be who they want to be,â€ said McCarthy. â€œAnd when they go to things like this and they have these opportunities and they meet other women who are making a difference, they see that although it can be discouraging, and it can be a challenge, that they really are getting the tools they need and have the opportunities to make those changes later on in life and even now as students.â€The eleven students that went on the trip were selected for being active members of Alvernoâ€™s unique student government program. The same group had also participated in an earlier conference in Mount St. Maryâ€™s College in Los Angeles on the Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California, where one of the speakers â€“ artist/advocate Azure Antoinette was endeared by the Alverno mission of empowering each young woman to be who they want to be, and offered to bring the students to New York for the International Day of the Girl event.The girls chosen to attend the event were Elisa D’Egidio (St. Lucyâ€™s Priory), Lindsay Fisher, Katriel Gonzales, Katherine Haysbert, Devny Osuna, Alexandra Overstreet, Alessia Paciulli, Maia Samerjan, Lauren Tunzi, Ileana Vior, and Cleo Wong.Established in 1960, Alverno High School is a Catholic, private, college preparatory school for young women dedicated to preparing them to function in a society as informed, knowledgeable persons, who have the requisite skills to make and implement mature decisions about complex problems.For more about Alverno High School, call (626)-355-3463 or visit http://myalverno.org/ Top of the News OLD-top box left Alverno High School Students Take New York by Storm For International Day of the Girl From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, October 22, 2012 | 1:51 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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The vicar of St Giles’ Church has warned of legal action against the homeless who sleep in the churchyard at night.In a letter addressed “the Rough Sleepers of St Giles’” Revd. Canon Dr Andrew Bunch asked the homeless to leave, or the Church, which is named in honour of St Giles (c.650- c.710), patron saint of beggars and the poor, would “seek out a court order of your eviction from the churchyard.”Reverend Canon Bunch told Cherwell, “From time to time, people have slept in the churchyard overnight and this has caused no problems. However, issues do arise when people take up residence in the churchyard for more than a couple of days, especially when they set up camp (…) We receive reports of needles being found and sometimes the memorials in the churchyard have been displaced.“As a consequence the level of complaints from the general public increases and people feel uneasy about using the churchyard or walking through it in the evening.“This October, all of these considerations caused us to request that those camping in the churchyard should leave. They refused to do so and thus we started the process of seeking an eviction order.“In the end this was not required as the churchyard is closed for burials and thus the care and maintenance of the churchyard has become the responsibility of the local Council. Once this was confirmed by our lawyers, the Council moved the rough sleepers away from the site.”Oxford City Council was unwilling to comment on this specific case, but maintains that the Council is “committed to reducing the number of individuals sleeping rough.” On its website, the Council states that, according to the last official count in November 2014, 26 people were living on the streets in Oxford. The Council works with St Mungo’s Broadway to deliver services to those rough sleeping, and provides three homelessness hostels in Oxford with a total of 169 beds.A formerly homeless person in Oxford, who wished to remain anonymous, told Cherwell that the homeless people camping at St Giles’ church were reluctant to use the hostels provided by councils because of the enforcement of a midnight curfew. The curfew, the source claimed, was unpopular with those sleeping in the churchyard because it meant that the homeless were not able to beg from students returning from a night out. St Giles’ churchyard was a convenient location to access students. Unfortunately those using the St Giles’ churchyard could not be contacted for comment.When asked about Reverend Canon Bunch’s threat of legal action, Graham, a Big Issue seller on Broad Street, told Cherwell, “I can see the problem if there are children using the nursery next door, and if the homeless are being offensive. It’s hard because sometimes a few homeless people are offensive and then make the rest of us look bad (…) But I feel like more could be done to help the homeless in Oxford in general.”In defence of St Giles’ record on homelessness, Revd. Bunch added, “St Giles’ has worked with the issue of homelessness in our city for many years. In the 1980s, St Giles’ was the location for the start of the Gatehouse, a charity for the homeless. Since that time we have hosted the work of the Salvation Army Outreach Team, a shower project, Aspire, the Big Issue sellers and, in the last couple of years, The Gatehouse. During this time we have undertaken many works in St Giles’ Parish Rooms to support the operation of these charities working with homeless people.“Working with homeless people has been and remains an ongoing issue at St Giles’. We aim to encourage mutual respect between homeless people and other members of society and eliminate issues that can alienate anyone from our neighbourhood.”
Jacqueline Woodson is an author of books for all ages. She was named the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2018-19 by the Library of Congress.Her books touch on a variety of themes including gender, African-American society and history, and economic status.Her several awards include The Poetry Foundation’s Young People’s Poet Laureate, Newbery Honor Medal, Coretta Scott King Award, and The Caldecott Medal. Wednesday, June 12 | 6:00 pmOld National Events Plaza’s Aiken TheatreFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Last week, Netflix premiered Part 2 of The Get Down, its hit series chronicling the pitfalls of life in the Bronx in the late ’70’s through the adventures of “The Get Down Brothers,” a ragtag crew of kids learning the ways of the urban DJ scene on their road to street stardom. The story serves as a snapshot of the musical renaissance occurring in the struggling NYC borough at that time, as disco’s old guard collided with the new school: big groups of people hosting loud parties, defacing public property with spray paint, scratching their records, and chanting and talking over the cacophony–the earliest incarnations of hip-hop culture.The Get Down serves up the story of DJ Shaolin Fantastic, Ezekiel Figaro (a.k.a. “Books), Boo-Boo, Dizzee and Ra-Ra in the style of an old Bruce Lee movie, with real-life hip-hop pioneers like Grandmaster Flash, Kool Herc, and Afrika Bambaataa serving as the master to the kids’ proverbial “young grasshopper.” While the reception of this stylistically over-the-top presentation has met some mixed reviews (we love it, for the record), what carries the show is the strength of its music–the centerpiece of the project. Along with powerful vocal performances by the ladies on the disco side of the story, executive producer and NYC hip-hop royalty Nas wrote all of the raps featured in the show, including the over-arching musical narration that anchors each episode and the verses spun by each of the show’s characters.While many of his character-based rhymes are seriously dope in context with the story, there are a few that can stand alone as great songs in their own right. Take, for example, “Angel Dust,” a Gil Scott-Heron-sampling groove that tells of the affliction brought on by the devilish drug. Give it a spin below via YouTube user YazmarTV:The tune appears as the backdrop to the havoc that dust has wrought on the inner city in that era, cut together with news reports warning of the drug’s dangers and quotes from the show’s rendering of actual former NYC mayor Ed Koch declaring “war” on those who use and sell it. It applies to specific story, and a specific problem, and a specific time and place. And yet, the song feels timeless–current, even. While it may not still be a problem on as large a scale as it once was, make no mistake: the perils of PCP are still very real in many places, particularly in the inner-city.The theme still comes up in hip-hop today. On Kendrick Lamar‘s hit 2012 record good kid, m.A.A.D city, the sinister presence of PCP in daily life is a central theme (the “A.D” in “m.A.A.D.” stands for “Angel Dust”). The concept album, which follows a tumultuous day in the life of young Kendrick and the homies, is framed as a first-hand look at modern life in Compton–and they’re wrestling with the same demons that Zeke and Shaolin and the others faced in the summer of ’77.While the continued existence of this problem is anything but comforting, the present applicability of this song set four decades ago is a testament to Nas’ other-worldly abilities as a lyricist, philosopher, and storyteller. Nas can’t help but sound current, even when he’s writing about the 70’s.
Japan looks to turn area around Fukushima into renewable energy hub FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Nikkei Asian Review:Japan’s northeastern prefecture of Fukushima, devastated during the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster, is looking to transform itself into a renewable energy hub, Nikkei has learned.A plan is under way to develop 11 solar power plants and 10 wind power plants in the prefecture, on farmlands that cannot be cultivated anymore and mountainous areas from where population outflows continue.The total cost is expected to be in the ballpark of 300 billion yen, or $2.75 billion, until the fiscal year ending in March 2024.The government-owned Development Bank of Japan and private lender Mizuho Bank are among a group of financiers that have prepared a line of credit to support part of the construction cost.The power generation available is estimated to be about 600 megawatts, or equivalent to two-thirds of a nuclear power plant. The produced electricity will be sent to the Tokyo metropolitan area.The plan also envisions the construction of an 80-km wide grid within Fukushima to connect the generated power with the power transmission network of Tokyo Electric Power Co. That part of the project is expected to cost 29 billion yen.More: Fukushima to be reborn as $2.7bn wind and solar power hub