Regionalism – Rodda And Sons http://www.roddaandsons.com/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 01:43:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://www.roddaandsons.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/cropped-icon-32x32.png Regionalism – Rodda And Sons http://www.roddaandsons.com/ 32 32 Globalization Has Made Architecture Homogeneous, Says 2022 AIA Gold Medal Winner https://www.roddaandsons.com/globalization-has-made-architecture-homogeneous-says-2022-aia-gold-medal-winner/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 21:52:22 +0000 https://www.roddaandsons.com/globalization-has-made-architecture-homogeneous-says-2022-aia-gold-medal-winner/ Internationally renowned and multi-award winning Australian architect Sean Godsell, who was awarded the 2022 Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal, has embarked on his lecture tour, which will explore the impacts of globalization on architecture and the importance of regionalism and environmentalism to his work. The Gold Medal recognizes architects who have served with distinction […]]]>

Internationally renowned and multi-award winning Australian architect Sean Godsell, who was awarded the 2022 Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal, has embarked on his lecture tour, which will explore the impacts of globalization on architecture and the importance of regionalism and environmentalism to his work.

The Gold Medal recognizes architects who have served with distinction and designed or executed buildings of great merit, produced works of great distinction to advance architecture, or endowed the profession.

Considered the highest honor of the Australian Institute of Architects, the Gold Medal was awarded to Godsell this year in recognition of a lifetime of work as a true master craftsman and for his commitment to excellence in design. design, detail and resolution.

Godsell’s notable portfolio includes Carter Tucker House, Peninsula House, St Andrews Beach House and House in the Hills. In 2015 he was shortlisted for the $450 million Art Gallery of NSW Sydney Modern project.

“Godsell’s work has made a significant contribution in expressing, on the world stage, an architectural response to Australia’s unique landscape,” noted the jury.

Godsell has started his gold medal tour, which will take him to every state and territory in Australia. His lecture series will delve deeper into the role of the architect in contemporary society and the interplay between globalism and local identities.

“Over the past twenty years or so, globalization has made architecture homogenous, where the very cultural considerations that make architecture possible – history, tradition and local conditions – have become abstract and amorphous,” a- he declared.

“We don’t subscribe to architecture that is hopelessly interesting on its own. We strive to make each building a little better than the last, and most of the time we manage to achieve this goal. »

Godsell’s lecture series also addresses the role architects will play in addressing global climate change.

“Throughout history we have served the community by designing buildings that continue to evolve and endure as we do and now we are on the front lines of the battle against climate change, ready and willing and able. to continue to help make the world a better place.

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Raja Ganesh, Brahmin Sultan of Bengal https://www.roddaandsons.com/raja-ganesh-brahmin-sultan-of-bengal/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 05:50:21 +0000 https://www.roddaandsons.com/raja-ganesh-brahmin-sultan-of-bengal/ This is not a story about Hindu Muslim politics. It is the story of how power is taken to build an inclusive state that accepts continuity in plurality. It is the story of the Hindu king who forged a prosperous Islamic kingdom in medieval Bengal. He lived in the early 1400s, and later sources claim […]]]>

This is not a story about Hindu Muslim politics. It is the story of how power is taken to build an inclusive state that accepts continuity in plurality. It is the story of the Hindu king who forged a prosperous Islamic kingdom in medieval Bengal.

He lived in the early 1400s, and later sources claim that Raja Ganesh was a powerful local Brahmin landowner from Bengal whose family had enjoyed prominent status in the delta for over four centuries. In 1410, Raja Ganesh assumed so much power in Bengal that he flamboyantly took control of the state and ruled by four puppet rulers.

His ancestors had seen the rise of the Delhi Sultanate, and the subsequent integration and independence of Bengal from the Sultanate, whose struggle to bring Bengal into its fold, unsuccessfully, instilled in the Bengali people a sense of local identity. , and almost shaped what some now call the Bengal Sultanate.

For some, it is this local identity that endures to the present day, where Bengalis are ruled by Bengalis who conform to the larger economic structure of a regime, but in the Bengali way.

Raja Ganesh in 1415 enthroned his own twelve-year-old son while ruling as hakim or regent of Bengal guiding political and economic reforms. Interestingly, Ganesh did not revive the Brahminical pattern of kinship from an earlier phase in history and instead converted his own son to Islam. He would rule as Jalaluddin Muhammad, with coins issued in his name in the Persian style of kings before his father.

This cautious choice was forcefully put forward to anchor in the dominant state order a greater opportunity for more Hindus to be assimilated into the governmental structure of Bengal. When Raja Ganesh took control in 1410, he would have faced opposition from an orthodox Sufi order, which opposed a “converted” king ruling the state in the name of Islam.

Jalal al-Din Muhammed, as he grew as a sultan, began to commit to a future greater than himself, to building a globally recognized state in the wider Islamic world. Jalal al-Din’s diplomatic missions in the west attracted worldwide attention in Bengal, including the Mamluk Sultan of Egypt when he patronized a religious college in Mecca and rebuilt mosques destroyed by his father. This clarified his state’s assimilation into international networks of wealth and power.

Jalal al-Din proclaimed himself the ‘caliph of god in the universe’, one of the highest titles in the Sunni world according to Richard M. Eaton, author of the book India in Persian times. In public, this king had completely converted to Islam and become a devout Muslim, who would profess and proclaim Islamic reforms to build an Islamic kingdom and urge his ministers to convert to Islam.

Nonetheless, like other Muslim leaders in the region, he built his state as a blend of the local and the global. Symbols of Persian imperialist kinship were presented across material culture but with a clear local aesthetic. His court was ruled in the Bengali language, while other sultans in the subcontinent desperately tried to conform to Iranian finesse. In this way, the sultanate founded by his father’s masterstroke found a deeper hook into society and the regime.

Architecturally, Bengali mosques have adopted local structural elements and motifs such as the single-domed brick building and extensive terracotta ornamentation, borrowed from Buddhist shrines and monasteries in Bengal, such as the Somapura Mahavihara in the current Bangladesh.

The Eklakhi, the massive single-domed brick tomb of Jalal al-Din Shah, his wife and son Ahmad Shah.

Artist: Sita Ram (fl. c.1810-1822)

Medium: Watercolor

Date: 1817

Credit: British Library

Hindu temple beyond a cluster of thatched houses, Calcutta

Artist: D’Oyly, Sir Charles (1781-1845)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1840

Lall Deo Temple, Bishnupur.

Photographer: Campbell, Walter

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Jalal al-Din had left a legacy of successful and syncretic state policy that enabled Hindus in a medieval Islamic state to rise to positions such as chief minister, head of bodyguards, mint master, private doctors, etc.

Between 1450 and 1550, more than 100 state-sponsored brick and stone mosques sprang up in the Bengal Delta. The court has also given strong support to Vaishnav devotional literature in the Bengali language.

A clear departure from Shaiva literature was noticed in Bengal, where Bengali folk literature or Vaiśnava literature was favoured, and the same goes for the appointment of Bengali officials who were favored over Śakta Brahmins.

During the reign of the books of the sons of Raja Ganesh as Sri Krishna-Vijaya, Manasa Vijaya, Padma-Purana, Krishna-Mangalaand parts of mahabharata were frequented and translated into Bengali.

Meanwhile, a building program across the delta has seen the strengthening of folk architecture inspired by the thatched-roof bamboo hut found throughout Bengal. Features such as the curved roof of the terracotta mosques and temples of Bengal are based on the natural curve of bamboo under the weight of thatch.

For some, this spirit of regionalism gave the people of Bengal confidence in the strength of their own culture and an air of acceptance that all cultures would flourish simultaneously in Bengal.

Raja Ganesh set the stage for continuity rather than revenge. He chose to signal the merits of pushing for plurality within the state structure rather than imposing one state structure on the other. More importantly, he didn’t push for his own legacy. It is ironic that lost heroes such as Raja Ganesh, in retrospect, are celebrated with far greater credibility than leaders who exposed their separatist and ideologically driven personal agendas.

Vara’ha Avata’ra, or Descent into the Boar

Artist: Creighton, Henry (circa 1767 – 1807)

Medium: Aquatint, colored

Date: 1817

Aquatint by Henry Creighton from 1817. It shows stone slabs from the Chota Sona or the Little Golden Gaur Mosque in West Bengal. Most Gaur monuments lack epigraphs, some of which have been removed for preservation while others have been lost over time. Gaur’s complex past is reflected in the fact that much of the building material preserves the reused remains of sacred sites of other faiths. Where an image had to be totally enveloped in a different structure, it was left untouched. Most of the surviving monuments in Gaur date from the period after the Bengal Sultanate’s capital moved from nearby Pandua in the mid-15th century.

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OP-ED | Open streets, Ciclovias and Bike Parties https://www.roddaandsons.com/op-ed-open-streets-ciclovias-and-bike-parties/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 08:50:00 +0000 https://www.roddaandsons.com/op-ed-open-streets-ciclovias-and-bike-parties/ Columnist Anthony Cherolis cycles across North America and will send us occasional updates on what he sees in other states and cities in terms of improving transportation infrastructure and policies. You can follow his journey on instagram. I recently explored Indianapolis, Indiana for two weeks, mostly by bike or on foot. It is a huge […]]]>

Columnist Anthony Cherolis cycles across North America and will send us occasional updates on what he sees in other states and cities in terms of improving transportation infrastructure and policies. You can follow his journey on instagram.

I recently explored Indianapolis, Indiana for two weeks, mostly by bike or on foot. It is a huge city of 368 square miles compared to Hartford’s 17. Unlike Hartford, the city grew and annexed until it absorbed all of Marion County. The governance of the city is joint City-County Council.

Beyond diving into discussions about regionalism and land use, I had the opportunity to volunteer with my sister at the annual meeting Indy Nite Ride, recently restarted after the pandemic. Nearly 500 cyclists gathered downtown for a 23-hour, 20-mile slow ride around town with do-it-yourself lights and music. I was reminded how different the Midwest is from the Northeast by the number of people who shouted thank you while pedaling past my volunteer station.

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Bike Party Indianapolis hosts free monthly social rides that hundreds of people attend. Credit: Anthony Cherolis and Contributed Images/CTNewsJunkie

The following Saturday afternoon, I joined the Indy Bike Party Ride. Hundreds of people, including families and toddlers in bike trailers, rode a leisurely seven-mile loop with a social stop in a city park. There were no police escorts or closed streets. Volunteers led the group, took care of intersections and helped fix a driver’s flat tire. As I embarked on an informal intersection, the organizers of the ride introduced themselves and the thanks were again plentiful.

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The Indianapolis Bike Party pulls into Monument Circle on a busy Saturday afternoon. Credit: Anthony Cherolis/CTNewsJunkie

The concept of ciclovia and open streets began in the 1970s in Bogotá – Colombia and spread all over the world. Cities and towns close the streets to cars but open them to people, dancing, bicycling, skating, jogging and picnicking.

I left the party on my bike halfway, pedaling to a dinner party with a longtime friend. The restaurant was on the same street as the Indy Criterium racetrack. We marveled as super-fast cyclists raced past us. The races have gone from amateurs to almost inhuman professionals. The crossing for the closed circuit to the after-meal show at Indy Fringe Festival was at a breach in the fence guarded by vigilant volunteers, ensuring that those crossing would pass before the runners passed again at 35 mph. The criterium races were part of a cycling weekend organized by Momentum Indy. The weekend included a Saturday morning ride in honor Major Taylor.

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Momentum Indy’s Bike Festival included a Saturday morning Major Taylor Ride. Credit: Photo added

Connecticut has its own momentum with locals organizing bike partiesand the next two DominGo Hartford Open Street Events will take place on September 25 and October 23, both Sundays. Open street events, slow street conversions, eating out, and pedestrianized downtowns are more common than I expected on this cross-country bike ride. Parking lots and streets are converted to more productive and enjoyable uses.

Important bonds are forged in these social spaces and during events. Neighborhood, creative and cultural connections are much more likely when people are outside their separate boxes, both literally and figuratively.

Get out of your box! Join a bike party or discover the festive experience of the open streets.

DominGo Hartford Flyer
The DominGo Hartford Open Streets event announced for Sunday, September 25 will feature Park Street, Parkville and Pope Park. Pope Park is tied to Hartford’s deep history with the Columbia Bicycle Company. Credit: Contributed / DominGo Hartford

Flyer Critical Mass
There was a recent decision to restart the Hartford Critical Mass rides on the last Friday of the month, with the next meet on September 30, beyond the bikes, the invite includes e-scooters, e-bikes and skaters. Credit: Contribution / Hartford Critical Mass
Hartford Bike Party Flyer
The next two Hartford Bike Party rides in September 2022 focus on stocking non-perishable food and sundries in the city’s small free pantries. New Haven also has a lively Bike Party group. Credit: Contributed / Hartford Bike Party

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The SCO, an opportunity to strengthen Eurasian convergence https://www.roddaandsons.com/the-sco-an-opportunity-to-strengthen-eurasian-convergence/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 12:57:18 +0000 https://www.roddaandsons.com/the-sco-an-opportunity-to-strengthen-eurasian-convergence/ By Hossein Amir Abdullahian In today’s world, East and West have lost their traditional implications and have somehow been replaced by regionalism, even continentalism. Hegemonic control and unilateralism begin to decline, and the international community’s transition to a multipolar world and the redistribution of power in favor of independent countries are becoming unavoidable trends. In […]]]>

By Hossein Amir Abdullahian

In today’s world, East and West have lost their traditional implications and have somehow been replaced by regionalism, even continentalism. Hegemonic control and unilateralism begin to decline, and the international community’s transition to a multipolar world and the redistribution of power in favor of independent countries are becoming unavoidable trends.

In such a situation, to maintain peace and strengthen the stability of our continent, Asia is not only a choice, but a necessity. In fact, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization could be considered one of the successful examples of regional alliances. The organization formed by a group of like-minded countries that seek to maintain order and the new Asian identity without the intervention of extra-regional powers.

The outstanding role of this organization in international relations becomes explicit by mentioning that the SCO is the largest regional organization in the world, covering more than 40% of the world’s population and around 25% of the world’s GDP. The economic aggregate of member states is about 20 trillion dollars, which has increased 13 times from the establishment of the SCO.

Considering that the Islamic Republic of Iran has always been in favor of dialogue, negotiation and diplomacy with all countries, rejected unilateral approaches and taking into account the fundamental principles of international law, including mutual respect for sovereignty, of independence and territorial integrity, joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization placed among its main foreign policy objectives which was achieved at the beginning of the 13e administration.

In this regard, the approval of Iran’s membership in the organization during H.E. Dr. Raisi’s visit to Dushanbe, Tajikistan by the SCO Council of Heads of State in September 2021, has been a diplomatic triumph that demonstrates our dedication to the pursuit of a “Balanced, Intelligent, Active and Dynamic” foreign policy and the “Pivot to Asia” initiative. This achievement will also be a milestone in developing our cooperation with SCO member states in all bilateral, regional and international dimensions.

It is time for member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to provide a bright future for the nations of the region by leveraging the enormous capacity and opportunities of multilateral cooperation. These capacities could withstand the organization and its members in the face of political, security, economic, commercial and cultural challenges.

Facilitating investments and expanding mutual economic cooperation that lead to sustainable development and stable security in the region would not be possible without providing security preconditions. Therefore, in order to achieve this goal, security threats and challenges in the region, such as the critical situation in Afghanistan, must be promptly brought to the attention of neighbors and SCO member states.

The considerable economic capabilities and comparative advantage of each member state of the organization have attracted the attention of the international community and provided remarkable opportunities for strategic partnership and extensive interaction among members.

Valuable areas of strategic cooperation between Iran and the organization could include transportation and Iran’s geographical advantages due to the proximity of the two important water bodies of the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf, which allow SCO member states and observers to connect to the global supply chain and transfer goods and energy to other parts of the world through the territory of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

As a potential hub of Eurasian communication corridors and connecting link of infrastructure projects in the region, the Islamic Republic of Iran can play a vital role in the North-South Corridor and connect Central Asia and Russia. to India. Iran is located on the path of the most important and optimal corridor of the “Belt and Road” initiative, namely the China-Central Asia-Western Asia Economic Corridor, and it can connect the East with the Western Eurasia. In recent years, this route has been activated as road-rail or combined transport.

The Islamic Republic of Iran, as a responsible member of the international community, enjoys various capabilities and capacities in terms of regional cooperation such as enduring security and stability, rich energy resources, unique tourist attractions, the advantage geographical continuity and national solidarity, extensive historical and cultural ties with member states and observers, and rich cultural values ​​that can prevent the growth of extremism throughout the region.

Among Iran’s major export partners, China, India and Pakistan are ranked first, fifth and eighth, and among Iran’s major import partners, China and India are ranked first and fourth. In FY1400, Iran’s trade with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states reached $37 billion and $168 million, or about 30% of the country’s total foreign trade. Exports to SCO member states were 20 billion 596 million dollars and imports from Iran were 16 billion 572 million dollars.

Also read: Disengagement, SCO Meet and Beyond

HE Dr. Raisi. has positioned the promotion of relations and cooperation with the countries of the SCO region as one of the main pillars of its foreign policy, particularly with regard to the revitalization and facilitation of transport and transit corridors.

Providing safe, stable and reliable routes on the North-South corridor and at the same time taking advantage of the current infrastructure in Iran’s southern ports, especially the ocean port of Chabahar, are among Iran’s strategic policies for the development of regional cooperation and the expansion of a dynamic trade. trade with neighboring countries.

Also Read: Significance of SCO: It helps India gain a foothold in Eurasia

Taking into account the principles of the Islamic revolution manifested in the constitution, the membership of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, is the display of the country’s independence and in order to guarantee our national interests, given dignity, wisdom and opportunity.

To achieve this, over the past year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has implemented all its coordination capacities with other relevant internal organizations and the SCO Secretariat to complete the legal and administrative process of joining. a.s.a.p.

HE Dr. Raisi’s participation in the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Uzbekistan and the official bilateral trip and signing of 19 important cooperation documents between Tehran and Tashkent would be a crucial opportunity to advance the Eurasian diplomacy of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The presence in the historic city of Samarkand, birthplace of the great Rudaki, father of Persian poetry, will bring a double sweetness to the Iranian delegation.

The author is Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed are personal and do not reflect the position or official policy of Financial Express Online.

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Misconception, Distortion of History Plague of Political Growth in Nigeria–Center https://www.roddaandsons.com/misconception-distortion-of-history-plague-of-political-growth-in-nigeria-center/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 20:16:19 +0000 https://www.roddaandsons.com/misconception-distortion-of-history-plague-of-political-growth-in-nigeria-center/ Director of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Arewa House Historical Documentation and Research Center Zaria, Dr. Shuaibu Shehu Aliyu, said misconceptions and distortion of history are major factors affecting growth country policy. He said that it is not true that the British created Nigeria but that the British created regions basically to divide Nigeria which they […]]]>

Director of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Arewa House Historical Documentation and Research Center Zaria, Dr. Shuaibu Shehu Aliyu, said misconceptions and distortion of history are major factors affecting growth country policy.

He said that it is not true that the British created Nigeria but that the British created regions basically to divide Nigeria which they achieved along regional lines.

Dr. Aliyu said this during a preparatory press conference for the center’s third series of lectures which he said was scheduled for September 10, 2022 with the theme; “Contemporary Nigerian Politics and the Ghost of the Politics of Independence Struggles”. He said the lecture would be given by Professor Alkasim Abba from the History Department of Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria.
He said the topic has become imperative given the country’s breakup agitations and political developments that took place during the independence struggle.
“There is a lot of confusion, contradictions and misconceptions about history, so as an authority and a learned scholar in history, the speaker should come and dispel the misconception in the political history of Nigeria, regarding the issue of regionalism that arose and how the British manipulated it to achieve certain goals.
“The issue of regionalism always shows up in the analysis of the country’s political debate, so far people are still talking about regionalism and why the British, the Richards Constitution is the constitution that provided for regional government, they are planning to divide the country across religion and ethnicities, so the essence of the lecture is to dispel the misconception.
“Nigeria is one entity, it was not the British who created Nigeria, the British created the regions to divide us, they succeeded in dividing us along an ethnic and religious line, the lesson is to make us understand that Nigeria is one entity,” he said.
Speakers include scholarly political scientists such as Dr. Auwal Auwal and the conference will be chaired by ABU Vice Chancellor, Prof. Kabir Bala.

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Mnangagwa says no to tribalism, regionalism https://www.roddaandsons.com/mnangagwa-says-no-to-tribalism-regionalism/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 09:14:53 +0000 https://www.roddaandsons.com/mnangagwa-says-no-to-tribalism-regionalism/ The government will step up direct support to farmers through various programs during the 2022/2023 summer agricultural season to boost improved grain production and ensure national food self-sufficiency, President Mnangagwa said. In his closing speech at the inaugural conference of the Zanu-PF War Veterans League in Harare yesterday, the President said this year’s record production […]]]>

The government will step up direct support to farmers through various programs during the 2022/2023 summer agricultural season to boost improved grain production and ensure national food self-sufficiency, President Mnangagwa said.

In his closing speech at the inaugural conference of the Zanu-PF War Veterans League in Harare yesterday, the President said this year’s record production of winter wheat was testimony to the effectiveness of government support initiatives aimed at to stimulate production. He urged farmers to prepare for a historic summer harvest season and work hard to get a bumper crop.

“I commend our farmers and various stakeholders for the success of the 2022 winter wheat program, which allowed us to exceed the targets set. This hard work has enabled our country to achieve self-sufficiency in wheat. we are entering the 2022/2023 summer agricultural season, I challenge you to mobilize all of our communities to participate in the Pfumvudza/Intwasa program, among other programs.Together in unity and through hard and honest work, let us save yet another bumper crop for the upcoming 2022/2023 summer agricultural season. Our ZANU PF Government will continue to support our farmers.”

President Mnangagwa, who is also first secretary of ZANU PF, said the country can only achieve prosperity and sustainable development when its citizens are united, peaceful and live in harmony. Peaceful coexistence ahead of next year’s harmonized elections, the president said, was key to bolstering the country’s embryonic development trajectory ushered in by the Second Republic. He rallied the party and the nation to continue jealously safeguarding “lasting peace, unity and stability in our country.”

He added: “As we move closer to holding a harmonized general election, let us all ensure that our people say no to violence, no to hate speech and no to denigration of our beloved homeland, Zimbabwe. .

“Let us also reject regionalism and tribalism, among other social ills that divide us. First and foremost, we are Zimbabweans, we are a diverse but unique people.”

Zimbabwe remains a unitary state and an indivisible sovereign nation, he said.

“From Zambezi to Limpopo, from Plumtree to Mutare, we all sing a national anthem and fly a national flag.

“No person, organization or amount of challenge should ever be allowed to divide us.”

President Mnangagwa described the newly formed Veterans League as the missing and final piece of the party. I commend the party, ZANU PF, and structures in all provinces and districts that facilitated this remarkable milestone. As veterans, you were the missing piece in our party architecture. Now that the league has been properly constituted, we are complete with the main wing, the women’s league and the youth league.”

He said that with party-affiliated organizations, ex-prisoners and political detainees as well as war collaborators, “the political web of our colossal revolutionary party is intertwined and impenetrable”. As the League of Veterans, you are now immersed in the party you have always belonged to, as a fundamental part of the whole party.”

The two-day conference saw the Veterans League elect its first national executive.

The League elected Cde Chief Moyo as Deputy Secretary to the wing’s first National Executive. Previously, the war veterans were affiliated with the party, but are now a full wing of Zanu-PF, following the conference. Cde Richard Chirongwe (Secretary for Administration), Cde Tsitsi Nyirenda (Secretary for Finance), Cde Ntombiyakhe Ndlovu (Secretary at the Commissariat) and Cde Niya Mtombeni (Secretary for External Relations) are among the other candidates who have been nominated. elected in the first round of the League of Veterans. national executive.

Cde Timothy Njekete of Harare is now Secretary of Information and Publicity, while Cde Japhet Phuti has been elected Secretary of Security. Cde Winnie Sihlahla is Secretary for Transport and Social Welfare. Cde Jairo Mapungwana was elected Secretary for Legal Rights and Women’s Rights and Cde Lazarus Takawira is Secretary for Indigenization and Economic Empowerment.

The other elected members are Secretary for Production and Labor Cde Adwell Bonde while Cde Ellen Chinamatira is Secretary for Health and Child Care and Elderly. Cde Bruce Mateta was elected Economic Affairs Secretary, with Cde Edith Kagoro serving as Education Secretary. The Gender and Culture Secretary is Cde Virginia Mupasu, while Cde Sehlule Jele is the Disabled and Disadvantaged Welfare Secretary, while Cde Majaha Ncube is the Land Reform and Resettlement Secretary .

Other members of the executive are Cde Langton Nyemba (Secretary for Science and Technology), Cde Everisto Pfumvuti (Secretary for Business Development and Liaison), Cde Zenzo Ncube (Secretary for Environment and Tourism) and Cde Happiness Sibanda (committee member).

The top position of veterans secretary currently held by Cde Douglas Mahiya is appointed by the party’s first secretary, President Mnangagwa. The president urged the new leaders to exercise servant leadership.

“I would like to congratulate you on successfully completing your elections for Heads of Departments and their Deputies. The comrades, as announced, will go down in history as the inaugural members of the National Executive of the Veterans League However, as you assume your positions, I ask you to keep in mind that we are all servant leaders.”

The power of the leaders, he added, stemmed from the general support of the party. A decorated freedom fighter himself, President Mnangagwa implored war veterans to be disciplined and toe the correct revolutionary line.

“The depth and comprehensive nature of your conference resolutions reflect your love for the party. Current and future generations must be inspired by your legacy to play their part and make the necessary sacrifices to ensure that Zimbabwe achieves the vision of a modern world and an industrialized, prosperous and self-reliant upper-middle-income economy I ask you all to remain true to the cause of our liberation struggle, its ideals and goals, and the goals of our mass party , ZANU PF.

He called on veterans of the liberation struggle to contribute to the empirical and factual analysis of the state of the party. The League, he said, must help strategize for party building.

“We must be a party that constantly learns and improves. Going forward, the party should now rapidly consolidate its gains, dominance and popularity through this new League of revolutionary, proven comrades.”

President Mnangagwa said the veterans were the pioneers of the country’s democracy and independence and should inspire the nation towards sustained economic growth.

“We brought democracy and independence, against all odds. As veterans, we must also help inspire our society towards the realization of a modern society characterized by broad empowerment and prosperity for all. Our voices must be heard and our actions seen to drive our national development agenda. Being on the terraces is not in our nature. It is therefore incumbent upon all comrades and the entire Veterans League to take a role active in the various programs and projects defended by the Second Republic.

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HSPDP ready for post-election alliance with other regional parties: Pangniang https://www.roddaandsons.com/hspdp-ready-for-post-election-alliance-with-other-regional-parties-pangniang/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 08:00:01 +0000 https://www.roddaandsons.com/hspdp-ready-for-post-election-alliance-with-other-regional-parties-pangniang/ Syllad | The rising MeghalayaSeptember 7, 2022 The Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) on Tuesday expressed interest in a post-election alliance with other regional parties after the upcoming 2023 Assembly elections in the state. “The position of the HSPDP is to maintain the current Regional Democratic Alliance (RDA) means that after the elections we […]]]>

The Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) on Tuesday expressed interest in a post-election alliance with other regional parties after the upcoming 2023 Assembly elections in the state.

“The position of the HSPDP is to maintain the current Regional Democratic Alliance (RDA) means that after the elections we will ally with the United Democratic Party (UDP) and other regional parties in the interest of regionalism and for rendering the best services through regional party manifestos,” HSPDP Chairman KP Pangniang told reporters after the Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting.

Pangniang also announced the party’s decision to field Sanjit Kynsai Shangrit as the official candidate for Nongstoin constituency.

“So far, the names of more than 10 candidates have been declared,” he said while informing that the party will be able to declare the complete list of candidates by October or November.

The HSPDP leader and former MP will also contest the upcoming 2023 polls in Rambrai-Jyrngam. “People will support as they want HSPDP to shine again,” he said.

Pangniang further informed that the party will release the election manifesto by the first week of October.

Stating that the demand for a separate Khasi-Jaintia state is the living issue of the party, Pangniang said: “We will not compromise at any cost as it is the visionary issue for the sake of the wider interest, the special status of Khasi-Pnar from the state… so that this issue is always at the heart and in the party manifesto.

He informed that there are more than 22-23 pending applications for the establishment of separate states in the country.

“(We still hope that one day the Indian government will give a positive response to the demands as it is a constitutional demand and not a wish of the people,” the HSPDP leader said.

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Nirmala rejects accusation of injustice towards Telangana https://www.roddaandsons.com/nirmala-rejects-accusation-of-injustice-towards-telangana/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 00:00:04 +0000 https://www.roddaandsons.com/nirmala-rejects-accusation-of-injustice-towards-telangana/ Hyderabad: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, asking the TRS about the allegation that the state contributes more than it receives from the Centre, asked if the same applies to Telangana. She said Hyderabad contributes 55% of state revenue. When the state government undertakes a project in Adilabad, will it display a banner stating that the […]]]>

Hyderabad: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, asking the TRS about the allegation that the state contributes more than it receives from the Centre, asked if the same applies to Telangana.

She said Hyderabad contributes 55% of state revenue. When the state government undertakes a project in Adilabad, will it display a banner stating that the project funds are funded by the taxpayers of Hyderabad? The Union finance minister said that if every state in the country says it has contributed an amount and should get the same back, that is not how the principle of taxation works, adding that such conduct of regionalism is good for rhetoric, for media consumption and for keeping the political temperature high. But, it’s “regressive” and “dishonest,” she said.

The Union Minister said that as a representative of the people she had everything to ask of the District Collector and that she did not use any objectionable language or was discourteous to the District Collector during of his visit to a public distribution store.

On the issue of labeling systems, she said the TRS government labels core systems as its own.

Also, if the state government has borrowed funds or spent from its own state resources on a project, “we have no objection” to having a name of your own. But, you can’t change the name of a central system (whatever its part), you can’t call it your system,” she said. Refuting that the Center discriminates against Telangana in disbursing funds, she said the Center has brought reform configuring the disbursement of regime funds through digitalization.

At the time the State deposits its share in the scheme, the Center and State shares would be disbursed digitally. Apart from that, the Minister indicated that the deconcentration of central taxes is done on a monthly basis according to the formula of the Finance Commission. There is no possibility of discriminating against or favoring another state. Because, “everything is done according to the system in place”, she says. In addition, the revenues collected are used to finance education, road infrastructure and hospitals for which they are collected. Although the Center collects them, they only go to the United States, she said.

The minister said state borrowing from the budget will affect the state, and many off-budget borrowings are not informed to the people and the legislature.

Sources of off-budget borrowing through quasi-governmental organizations show that borrowing is increased beyond their ability to pay, she said.

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Hilbert Museum acquires painting by one of Disney’s first Latinx artists https://www.roddaandsons.com/hilbert-museum-acquires-painting-by-one-of-disneys-first-latinx-artists/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 19:37:42 +0000 https://www.roddaandsons.com/hilbert-museum-acquires-painting-by-one-of-disneys-first-latinx-artists/ Chapman University Hilbert Museum of California Art acquired a 1930s watercolor by an early Disney artist, Carlos Manriquez. The purchase is the museum’s first in six years through its acquisition fund, supported by donations from patrons. “When we learned that this painting had become available through a collector, we knew we had to acquire it,” […]]]>

Chapman University Hilbert Museum of California Art acquired a 1930s watercolor by an early Disney artist, Carlos Manriquez. The purchase is the museum’s first in six years through its acquisition fund, supported by donations from patrons.

“When we learned that this painting had become available through a collector, we knew we had to acquire it,” said Mary Platt, director of the Hilbert Museum. “Not only is this a wonderful example of California Scene painting – a genre of watercolors and oils depicting daily life in the Golden State – but it is also an example of a work by a Latinx artist who has worked at the Walt Disney Studio in its early years, possibly Disney’s first Latinx artist.

“We believe the name and talent of Carlos Manriquez deserves wider recognition. Because our museum is unique in showing both fine art and the art of animation from creators who have worked for Hollywood film studios, there’s no better place for this work, for posterity,” says Platt.

A chance encounter leads to a historic animation career

Carlos Daniel Manriquez was born in Mexico on April 10, 1908 and would eventually move to Los Angeles. His family lore says that one day, 20-year-old Manriquez was sitting in a park, scribbling some sketches, when he became aware that a man was watching him draw. Manriquez had just finished and was packing his pencils and sketchbook when the man asked him if he wanted a job.

The man was Walt Disney – and soon after, Manriquez joined the Walt Disney Studio as its first full-time background painter. He was also, by most accounts, the first artist of Mexican descent at Disney, starting work there in 1929 and leaving the studio in 1938.

Disney’s background department eventually expanded to include Emil Flohri and remained a two-man business until 1931, when a third artist, Mique Nelson, joined the team. They were responsible for creating the scenic backdrops on which the hand-painted cels were placed and photographed. Their projects included Disney’s popular “Silly Symphonies” series of animated shorts, as well as many of the studio’s Mickey Mouse shorts.

While working in the animation industrylike many other Los Angeles artists, Manriquez painted the everyday life around him in his spare time – a regionalist style that would later come to be known as the “California Scene” genre.

After leaving Disney, Manriquez worked for Warner Bros. Animation, where he continued to paint backgrounds for cartoon shorts. He then moved to Mexico City, where he worked on “Rocky and Bullwinkle” at Val-Mar Productions. Manriquez then set up his own studio in Mexico. He died on May 1, 1981, at the age of 73.

Angels Flight: A Favorite Los Angeles Landmark

The Manriquez painting acquired by the Hilbert Museum is a watercolor depicting Angels Flight, the famous narrow-gauge funicular in downtown Los Angeles that opened in 1901 and still carries passengers up and down Bunker Hill. The painting is undated but was probably created in the early 1930s when Manriquez was working at Disney – but painted during his personal time (many California scene painters worked in movie studios to earn their living). life and painted scenes of Californian life in their spare time, weekends and holidays).

The hillside railroad, still a tourist attraction today, was a popular subject for many well-known California scene painters, including Ralph Hulett and Ben Abril. Manriquez gives the scene a whimsical touch and depicts Angel’s Flight as it looked in the 1930s, in its original location next to the Third Street Tunnel. The funicular was then moved and opened at its current location, opposite Grand Central Market, in 1996.

The newly acquired painting is currently cataloged in the permanent collection of the Hilbert Museum and will be displayed to the public at a later date.

To stay up to date with new acquisitions and exhibitions, follow the Hilbert Museum on Facebook and instagram.

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Carolina Core to Host First-Ever Real Estate Summit https://www.roddaandsons.com/carolina-core-to-host-first-ever-real-estate-summit/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 19:10:04 +0000 https://www.roddaandsons.com/carolina-core-to-host-first-ever-real-estate-summit/ The “Carolina Core,” for those unaware, is a regional effort to create a “brand” for a 120-mile stretch from central North Carolina along the United States. Highway 421 which runs from I-95 to I-77. Carolina Core is the effort to jointly present to the world all the advantages that this “Core” has to offer in […]]]>

The “Carolina Core,” for those unaware, is a regional effort to create a “brand” for a 120-mile stretch from central North Carolina along the United States. Highway 421 which runs from I-95 to I-77.

Carolina Core is the effort to jointly present to the world all the advantages that this “Core” has to offer in terms of available megasites, manpower, universities, worker training opportunities, airports and other transportation systems. The initiative, along with many real estate companies, will hold its first-ever real estate summit on Tuesday, September 13, from 1 to 4 p.m., Wicker Civic and Conference Center in Sanford.

One of the reasons for this real estate summit is to put everyone on the same page when it comes to attracting new business. North Carolina has been on fire in this regard for the past few years and these players want this trend to continue in this central part of the state in the future.

A dozen North Carolina real estate groups, Triad and Triangle will participate in the large meeting intended to advance the cause of economic development in this priority area that runs through the center of the state.

According to Zan Monroe, CEO of Longleaf Pine REALTORS, Inc., everyone is welcome.

“This meeting is open to anyone interested in learning more about the Carolina Core,” Monroe said. “We invite commercial and residential real estate agents, business leaders, economic developers, government officials, builders, investors and the media to join us.”

The keynote speaker will be CEO of the North Carolina Economic Development Partnership, Christopher Chung, who works at the state level to help promote the success of economic development projects and initiatives throughout North Carolina. At the big meeting on September 13, Chung will speak on “The Importance of Regionalism, What It Takes to Make the Carolina Core (or Any Region) Work Well in Economic Development.”

Regionalism has been a buzzword for economic development over the past decade in the state. The Guilford County Economic Development Alliance (GCEDA), through which Guilford County, Greensboro and High Point work together – rather than disparately – to attract new businesses to the area and promote economic growth.

GCEDA worked with many others, for example, to advance the Greensboro-Randolph megasite, which will house a large Toyota battery factory.

In addition to Chung, other presenters at the Carolina Core event will also speak on the importance of regional approaches to economic development. Speakers include the Chairman of the Randolph County Board of Commissioners, former Greensboro Mayor Robbie Perkins, economic developers, representatives from the Piedmont Triad Partnership and the President of the North Carolina Association of REALTORS.

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