Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited (FALG.zw) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgFalcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited (FALG.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited (FALG.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited (FALG.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited (FALG.zw)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFalcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited is a gold mining and exploration company in Zimbabwe. The company owns Dalny mine in Chakari, Venice Mine in Kadoma and Golden Quarry mine in Shurugwi. Founded in 1991, Falcon Gold Zimbabwe is a subsidiary of New Dawn Mining Group. New Dawn Mining Corp. in involved in the exploration, development, extraction, processing and reclamation of precious metal deposits in Zimbabwe. It primarily explores for gold, base metals and precious metals. Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited also has an operational processing plant and ancillary infrastructure which supports a central processing plant that treats ore from Pickstone. Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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England worthy of measured praise

first_imgWayne Smith, who helped mastermind the All Blacks’ 2011 World Cup win before building a dynasty with the Chiefs by recording back-to-back Super 15 titles, possesses one of the most astute rugby brains on the planet. He has been quietly impressed with England and, with his Kiwi hat on, is rather wary.Wales are resurgent and avenging last season’s Millennium Stadium Slam-busting is essential. However, we won’t find out for sure whether England are potential world-beaters until this summer’s excruciatingly tough series in New Zealand. Until then, be assured that this buzz of excitement is neither based on one game nor the product of empty-headed arrogance. All of the praise has been earned. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Surveying the troops: Stuart Lancaster casts his eyes over the England squad in training last weekBy Charlie Morgan“Let’s all laugh at England. One win and they think they’re world-beaters.”If you’ve managed to scan social media this week, the chances are that this sentiment – or something similar – has popped up. In the wake of a nerve-shredding 13-10 defeat of Ireland at Twickenham last Saturday, there has been a bit of criticism knocking around.Rather than acknowledge an exceptional victory forged from dogged defence, a powerful pack and one razor-sharp piece of attacking opportunism, some punters have preferred to scoff at Stuart Lancaster’s set-up. Jibes about the scrum – undeniably dismantled by Cian Healy – and a couple of Billy Twelvetrees knock-ons were prominent.On top: Ireland’s scrum troubled England’s packArrogance is a trait that others simply love to pin on rugby people from these shores, so the majority of acclaim for a fine performance was immediately earmarked as sensationalistic and overblown.Wales Online were quick off the mark. One article entitled “Eleven pieces of English rugby hyperbole after Ireland win” ran on Monday and began by confronting Sir Clive Woodward’s column – an easy target. From there though, the piece descended into farce. “Resurgent England on the up” was held up as a ‘hyperbolic’ headline. Bizarre.Lazy clichés surrounding English egotism are even odder when you consider Lancaster’s personality. Championing sheer hard work, the former schoolteacher has transformed the national side from a total shambles into a disciplined, proud outfit.Ironically, one aspect of the current Six Nations that is helping England in that regard has been injuries. The absence of Manu Tuilagi, Geoff Parling, Christian Wade and Marland Yarde has seen Luther Burrell, Dave Attwood, Jonny May and Jack Nowell emerge – a quartet that will now take some shifting.David Wilson and Henry Thomas now get exposure at tighthead, too. In terms of raw materials – speed and athleticism – Tom Croft is a freakish talent. Figuring out a way to fit in the loping Leicester Tiger when he returns from a knee construction is a welcome problem. Likewise with Alex Corbisiero.No.8 is another area where a dark cloud has presented a silver lining. Any nation would be worse off for losing Billy Vunipola in light of two destructive displays in Paris and Edinburgh. With Ben Morgan firing and ready to anchor the scrum though, England are better placed than they were to face Wales a year ago. Slotting in: No 8 Ben MorganA 30-3 humiliation in Cardiff was brought about largely by back-row imbalance – Tom Wood covering in the eight shirt and leaving England bereft of a burly carrier. Sam Warburton and Justin Tipuric ran riot. Add Morgan into the equation and everything changes. On Sunday, the hosts will be devastated if they fail to clinch a Triple Crown for the first time since 2003.It would be fitting if this team can draw a line through another record from that year – for the first time since the Woodward days, there is a feeling of sustainable quality about England, especially considering the verve with ball in hand that is finally complementing their tenacity.In his customarily understated way, Lancaster this week accepted how important this current competition may be.“Obviously you want as many of your big guns playing as possible,” he said. “The likes of Manu, Tom Croft, Marland Yarde and Alex Corbisiero aren’t around. But when we look back at this period in 18 months, we’ll actually be thankful that we’ve had this opportunity to blood other players and find out about them in big games.”Clearly, there is no danger of complacency or delusion – whatever the stereotypes. Nobody will attempt to shirk responsibility or evade problems. Graham Rowntree’s solemn expression at full-time of the Ireland success (markedly juxtaposed with the jubilation of Lancaster and Andy Farrell) evidenced those scrum worries and a determination to put right a record of four losses against the head from nine put-ins.The link between fly-half and midfield must also be sharpened. George Ford may have been trumpeted as a mini-Messiah, but Alex Goode comprehensively outplayed him on Friday evening at The Rec – and that after Saracens’ stand-in No 10 filled in for Charlie Hodgson with 30 seconds’ notice. At least Lancaster is savvy enough to know what an intelligent, classy footballer Goode is.Aware of the issues: Rowntree, Lancaster and FarrellIn short, England are in a very good place and the press are completely correct to offer measured compliments. It isn’t hyperbolic to be cautiously optimistic. Besides, public opinion won’t affect what goes on at Pennyhill Park anyway. LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 22: (back row L-R) Forwards coach Graham Rowntree, head coach Stuart Lancaster and backs coach Andy Farrell of England look on during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on February 22, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers – RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Images) last_img read more

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Dashcam videos show drowsy driving is far worse than reported

first_img Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSAAADrowsy Driving Previous articleCentral Floridians encouraged to get moving, join community-wide ‘Move60 Challenge’Next articleThe ‘real’ St. Valentine was no patron of love Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom New AAA Foundation study shows drowsy driving crashes are eight times higher than federal estimatesThe most in-depth drowsy driving research ever conducted in the U.S. using footage of everyday drivers found that the percentage of crashes involving drowsiness is nearly eight times higher than federal estimates indicate, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.Drowsy Driving In-Vehicle Footage Video – Clip 1 / Clip 2The difficulty in detecting drowsiness following a crash makes drowsy driving one of the most underreported traffic safety issues. The new research provides an unprecedented analysis of in-vehicle dashcam video from more than 700 crashes, confirming that the danger of drowsy driving soars above official estimates.“Drowsy driving is a bigger traffic safety issue than federal estimates show,” said Dr. David Yang, executive director of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. “Drivers who don’t get enough sleep are putting everyone on the road at risk. By conducting an in-depth analysis using video of everyday drivers, we can now better assess if a driver was fatigued in the moments leading up to a crash.”In the study, researchers examined video of drivers’ faces in the three minutes leading up to a crash. Using a scientific measure linking the percentage of time a person’s eyes are closed to their level of drowsiness, the researchers determined that 9.5 percent of all crashes and 10.8 percent of crashes resulting in significant property damage involved drowsiness. Federal estimates indicate drowsiness is a factor in only one to two percent of crashes.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 35 percent of U.S. drivers sleep less than the recommended minimum of seven hours daily. In a recent related AAA Foundation survey, nearly all drivers (96 percent) say they view drowsy driving as a serious threat to their safety and a completely unacceptable behavior. However, 29 percent admitted to driving when they were so tired they had a hard time keeping their eyes open at some point in the past month.“As many of us struggle to balance our busy schedules, missing a few hours of sleep each day can often seem harmless,” said Amy Stracke, Managing Director, Traffic Safety Advocacy, AAA – The Auto Club Group.  “But missing just two to three hours of sleep can more than quadruple your risk for a crash.”Knowing the warning signs of drowsiness can help drivers avoid dozing off behind the wheel. The most common symptoms include:Having trouble keeping your eyes openDrifting from your laneNot remembering the last few miles drivenDrivers, however, should not rely on their bodies to provide warning signs of drowsiness and should instead prioritize getting at least seven hours of sleep before hitting the road.“The only antidote for drowsiness is sleep,” said Matt Nasworthy, Traffic Safety Consultant, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Short-term tactics like drinking coffee, singing, rolling down the window will not work. Your body’s need for sleep will eventually override your brain’s attempts to stay awake.”AAA recommends that drivers:Travel at times of the day when they are normally awakeAvoid heavy foodsAvoid medications that cause drowsiness or other impairmentFor longer trips, drivers should:Schedule a break every two hours or every 100 milesTravel with an alert passenger and take turns drivingDo not underestimate the power of a quick nap. Pulling into a rest stop and taking a quick catnap — at least 20 minutes and no more than 30 minutes of sleep– can help to keep you alert on the road.To help drivers determine if their medications may cause drowsiness, AAA, and the AAA Foundation developed Roadwise Rx, a free and confidential online tool that generates personalized feedback about how the interactions between prescription, over-the-counter medicines and herbal supplements can affect safety behind the wheel.The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s report, Prevalence of Drowsy Driving Crashes: Estimates from a Large-Scale Naturalistic Driving Study, is based on the analysis of in-vehicle video footage of crashes that occurred during the Second Strategic Highway Research Program’s Naturalistic Driving Study (SHRP 2 NDS). The federally funded study recruited 3,593 drivers from six study sites across the U.S. The drivers were monitored continually using in-vehicle video and other data collection equipment while driving their personal vehicles for a period of several months. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

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November’s good news: No drought conditions, aquifer in high ranges, strong…

first_img Districtwide, November rainfall averaged 4.02 inches, nearly 2 inches above the long-term average for the monthFrom the St. Johns River Water Management DistrictThe final month of 2020’s Atlantic hurricane season ended with good news for most counties in the St. Johns River Water Management District: No drought conditions, the Floridan aquifer system is in the high ranges, and Orlando-area springs are experiencing strong flows.A full report outlining hydrological conditions was presented at the St. Johns River Water Management District’s December Governing Board meeting Tuesday.November’s hydrologic highlights include:RainfallDistrictwide, November rainfall averaged 4.02 inches, nearly 2 inches above the long-term average for the month.Indian River (7.4 inches), Volusia (5.9 inches) and central coastal counties reported unusually high rainfall in November.Northern and western portions of the District’s 18-county region experienced drier conditions and were close to the long-term average of 2.06 inches.Baker County had the least rainfall, with 1.9 inches of rain.Districtwide, the cumulative rainfall total over the last 12 months is 53.12 inches, which is 2.11 inches above the long-term average.Volusia, northern Brevard and southern Indian River counties, have received well-above average rainfall for the past 12 months, while a few counties remain slightly below the long-term average. This includes St. Johns County, which has received 48.3 inches over the past 12 months.GroundwaterUpper Floridan aquifer conditions (groundwater levels) at the end of November were in the high range across much of the central and southern portions of the District, while most of the northern portion of the District recorded conditions in the normal range.Groundwater levels are at the 87th percentile districtwide. This means that since 1980, aquifer levels have been higher than they are now about 13 percent of the time.Surface water flowsThe St. Johns River’s headwaters were in very high flow range, while the Orlando area tributaries had high flows.Flow in the headwaters at the Melbourne station was 1.1 billion gallons per day (bgd) on Dec. 1, which is in the 90th percentile of flow conditions for this time of year.Further downstream, the St. Johns River DeLand station reported flows of 4 bgd (85th percentile) while the Satsuma station reported flows of 7.1 bgd (83rd percentile).Flow in the Econlockhatchee River near Chuluota was 142 million gallons per day (mgd) (86th percentile).Flows in the Wekiva River near Sanford were in the high range at 198 mgd (86th percentile).Flows in the Ocklawaha River, the largest tributary to the St. Johns River, were in the average range at 692 mgd (73rd percentile).The tidally influenced portion of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville was in the very high range due to a combination of flow, tide and meteorological factors.Flows in the St. Marys River near Macclenny were in the average range at 87 mgd (59th percentile).Lake levelsLake Brooklyn water levels decreased slightly in November to 99.8 feet, remaining below its long-term average.Lake Weir, at 53.1 feet, did not change.Lake Apopka’s water level is consistent with its regulation schedule, with a slight increase in level mid-month. Lake Apopka is part of a system with water control structures that are operated by the District to reduce flood impacts, and the lake level is regulated according to a specific schedule.Blue Cypress Lake levels remained at 23.1 feet during November. Blue Cypress Lake is also part of a system with water control structures that are operated by the District.Spring flowsThe mean monthly flow at Silver Springs decreased to 674 cubic feet per second (cfs), or 436 mgd.At the Blue Spring station in Volusia County, the mean monthly flow increased to 172 cfs, or 111 mgd, which is within the high flow range for the time of year.At Rock Springs, the monthly mean flow was 65 cfs (42 mgd), while mean monthly flow at Wekiwa Springs was 72 cfs (47 mgd).To learn more about rainfall totals and other hydrologic data collected, visit sjrwmd.com.Follow the water conservation conversation at #sjrwmd #waterconservation #savewater.St. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the District and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The District encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville and Palm Bay. Connect on Twitter at @SJRWMD, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. For more information about the District, please visit www.sjrwmd.com. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter A map illustrates rainfall conditions in November across the St. Johns River Water Management District. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 center_img Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! 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New Regolo Quarter / Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia

first_img 2013 Projects Architectural Design: Italy Alfonso Femia, Simonetta Cenci New Regolo Quarter / Atelier(s) Alfonso FemiaSave this projectSaveNew Regolo Quarter / Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/527387/new-regolo-quarter-brescia-5-1aa Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAtelier(s) Alfonso FemiaOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBresciaItalyPublished on July 28, 2014Cite: “New Regolo Quarter / Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia” 28 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Area:  26492 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia Area Area of this architecture project Costruzioni Sandrini srl New Regolo Quarter / Atelier(s) Alfonso Femiacenter_img Photographs Photographs:  Luc Boegly, Ernesta Caviola, Brivio Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/527387/new-regolo-quarter-brescia-5-1aa Clipboard Year:  Contractor: Structural Engineering: CopyApartments•Brescia, Italy Architectural And Landscape Design:Alfonso Femia, Simonetta CenciDesign Team:Alessandro Bellus, Stefania Bracco, Caterina Fumagalli, Francesco Fusillo, Maria Cristina Giordani, Valentina Grimaldi Vincenzo Marcella, Sara Massa, Roberta Nardi, Michele Nicastro, Carola Picasso, Francesca Pirrello, Francesca Recagno, Arianna Ponzi, Giulia TubelliServices And Environmental Engineering:Ai Engineering s.r.lProject Responsible:Marco Corraza, Stefania Bracco E Francesca Recagno, Alessandro Bellus, Vincenzo MarcellaCollaborators:Michela Lucariello, Paolo Oliva, Renata Laudati, Roberto MontagnaClient:Regolo s.r.l., Draco s.r.l.Landscape Design:Alfonso Femia, Simonetta CenciServices Engineering:Ai Engineering s.r.lEnvironmental Engineering:Ai Engineering s.r.lCity:BresciaCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ernesta CaviolaRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaText description provided by the architects. The project is based on two principles: structuring relationship between solids and voids and characterization of the main fronts (east and west).Save this picture!© Luc BoeglyThe SOLID and THE VOIDS: the buildings they create and draw the edges of the area in relation to the immediate context and define the central void green. The urban park, and ‘organized in three thematic areas, a wooded park, a playground and water park. The three areas are characterized by different essences and treatment of green, lawns and trees.Save this picture!Aerial ViewThe driveways paths will be the most perimetric possible to give the maximum continuity of the public park and the pedestrian space.Save this picture!© Luc BoeglyCHARACTERIZATION OF THE MAIN FRONTS: the work on the front lines consists on build a precise way of relating to the immediate context and to give specific identity to the perimeter of the intervention. The strong characterization of elevations contributes to the construction of an inhabited landscape and provide different opportunities of relationship between internal and external to the housing.Save this picture!Floot PlanThe west front is presented as closed and monolithic, traversable for points and characterized by a horizontal scan intended as a reinterpretation of the theme of urban screen (base, veil, crown). Elevated respect the street level, provides the necessary privacy to residences in ground floor.Save this picture!© Ernesta CaviolaOn the inside, toward the park, its more evident the vertical scan and breakdown of façades and volumes that return the size of most domestic and intimate dwelling. On the ground, the relationship with the park is mediated through private gardens for ground floor accommodations.Project gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Gokurakuji / Naoya Kawabe Architect & AssociatesSelected ProjectsJalisco Federal Judicial City / TACHER ArquitectosSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Brescia, ItalyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Save this picture!© Luc Boegly+ 49 Share Ai Engineering s.r.llast_img read more

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House in Fukushima / BHIS + K’s planning

first_img Year:  House in Fukushima / BHIS + K’s planning 2016 House in Fukushima / BHIS + K’s planningSave this projectSaveHouse in Fukushima / BHIS + K’s planning Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/876516/house-in-fukushima-bhis-plus-ks-planning Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/876516/house-in-fukushima-bhis-plus-ks-planning Clipboard Save this picture!© Shinkenchiku-sha+ 40 Share Photographs:  Shinkenchiku-shaSave this picture!© Shinkenchiku-shaText description provided by the architects. The site is at Fukushima city in Fukushima prefecture. I had a plan to build my house on the site that my family owns. The site was a piece of bare land burned down by fire. It happened a half year after The Great East Japan Earthquake. After the earthquake, I suffered a down turn in my life.Save this picture!© Shinkenchiku-shaSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Shinkenchiku-shaFor example, the damage due to the earthquake in Fukushima and the resulting nuclear pollution caused by it was devastating. In addition, my grandmother’s death has affected my personal life. In the midst of that situation, I envisioned an open Architecture.Save this picture!© Shinkenchiku-shaI thought about the relationship between nature and architecture, where and how to place the cube geometrically. The internal wall creates an abundance of life and relates it seamlessly to the external wall.Save this picture!PlanProviding a flexible finishing touch to the external wall, for the surface I used clapboard. In the inside, by representing a frame work of conventional wooden architecture, it made possible to create space and atmosphere of a folk dwelling.Save this picture!© Shinkenchiku-shaThe nine cubes that are split by angles create harmony and various spaces by length or size and so on. Inside, it has a succession of walls that constitutes a link to the external environment. The entrance has a surrounding that gives the home a natural look.Save this picture!© Shinkenchiku-shaThe array of internal view creates a sequence. Because it is my own home, I create a spatial composition, which makes it possible to renew for expansion. It was my goal to ‘’live within the frameworks’’. This is similar to a way of living in an old folk home. It adapts to social background and family structure.Save this picture!© Shinkenchiku-shaThe people who live in it are refreshed by it, and achieve the mission of ‘’Metabolism in the Fall’’. To satisfy the mission, I used building material that is only necessary for the architecture of Quasi-Fire zones and I hardly used any finishing material.Save this picture!© Shinkenchiku-shaThe plan was for me to live with my mother. Next door, there are two apartments that I own. On the same site, I plan to build an additional minute building cube. This can share the function of the house and be the core to the node.Save this picture!© Shinkenchiku-shaTo achieve this purpose, the bathroom is located at a location that is easily accessible from the outside. Since my mother holds a daily music class, many kids enter and exit the house. My wish is that the site creates happiness and joy. I hope the view of kids becomes part of the house. Then, I can show the open environment to the neighborhood.Project gallerySee allShow lessBussy Saint George 77 / Antonini + Darmon ArchitectesSelected ProjectsCatholic Suzuka Church / Alphaville ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Japancenter_img “COPY” Houses ArchDaily CopyHouses•Fukushima-shi, Japan Architects: BHIS, K’s planning Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” CopyAbout this officeBHISOfficeFollowK’s planningOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFukushima-shiJapanPublished on July 27, 2017Cite: “House in Fukushima / BHIS + K’s planning” 26 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ Fabric/WashiPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WoodParklex International S.L.Wood Finishes in Landaburu BordaSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetallicsTrimoFire Resistant Panel – Trimoterm FTVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Northlight 40-90°SinksAcquabellaSink – LeviCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – EvokeChairs / StoolsBassamFellowsSpindle Chair and StoolMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?立方体的不规则叠加,内部空间更加灵魂 / BHIS + K’s planning是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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FABER-HOUSE / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885380/faber-house-ong-and-ong-plus-studio-7b Clipboard ArchDaily Projects Manufacturers: Ceadesign, ACG Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description FABER-HOUSE / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd “COPY” FABER-HOUSE / ONG&ONG Pte LtdSave this projectSaveFABER-HOUSE / ONG&ONG Pte LtdSave this picture!© Derek Swalwell+ 23 Share Products used in this ProjectWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingTeam Members:Julius Caramat Daguio, Lim Yan QingCivil & Structural Engineering:M/s J S Tan Consultants Pte LtdMechanical & Electrical Engineering:M/s PTA Consultants Pte LtdQuantity Surveyor:M/s WS Surveyorship Pte LtdMain Contractor:M/s U.Sage Contracts Pte LtdDirectors:Diego Molina, Maria ArangoArchitecture Associates:Camilo Peláez, Tomas Jarmillo ValenciaCivil:M/s J S Tan Consultants Pte LtdStructural Engineering:M/s J S Tan Consultants Pte LtdCountry:SingaporeMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellText description provided by the architects. IntroductionReclining within an exclusive node in western Singapore, FABER-HOUSE looks perfectly suited to its lavish milieu – at home amongst the quaint bungalows in this cosy enclave. This bespoke residence was designed to fulfil the specific needs of the client, where their two foremost considerations were family and friends. Working with a sizeable plot of land, the design team opted to realign the new house to one side of the site. This decision optimized space usage, with the new layout allowing the inclusion of a garden and a lap pool.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe architects approached this project with an underlying design ethos that was subtle yet distinctive, where clean flowing lines and thoughtful material selection culminates in an elegant design with undeniably bold touches. FABER-HOUSE features two rectangular volumes stacked atop one another, forming the core of the residence. A sand-coloured wood panel façade lines the entrance foyer, separating the stone-lined driveway from the lap pool and outdoor deck just behind. Made from zircon wood, the façade at the entrance foyer first introduces the timber motif that manifests throughout FABER-HOUSE.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellGround FloorThe entrance hall recedes to reveal the dramatic living area. Endeavouring to erase the limit between interior and exterior spaces, the architects devised a system of retractable glass windows that could slide and fold with great ease, providing versatility to space. The living area easily switches from open-air to glass enclosed, as the interior cascades effortlessly towards the exterior giving FABER-HOUSE supreme visual flow. The fecund garden spaces that bound the outer edges of the FABER-HOUSE compound bleed into the cool blue-tiled lap pool and alluring timber decks, creating a striking juxtaposition of colours and textures.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellSave this picture!Lower Floor PlanSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe familiar timber motif from the entrance is repeated, framing a panel concealing tasteful artwork – demarcating the breathlessly spacious living area from the adjoining kitchen area. Unfolding these panels reveals a true chef’s dream. Sleek, dark finishes of stone and tile work to embolden the space, where a striking single kitchen island commands the room. Top of the line kitchen facilities is stylishly arranged, as space was conceived as a culinary laboratory where the resident chef in the family can turn all manner of gastronomic fantasy into appetizing reality. A spectacular sculptural staircase occupies the double volume space, connecting the different levels of FABER-HOUSE. Fabricated from folded black sheet metal, the staircase serves to segregate basement and ground floor common areas from the private quarters on the top floor. As guests are led to the cavernous basement entertainment area, leaving the upper floor strictly for family.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellBasementThe foot of the black, geometric staircase lands in the FABER-HOUSE basement, where sheet metal, textured concrete, timber strips, and rough gravel provide much character to the subterranean space. An artful Zen-inspired rock garden punctuates the landing area, accentuated by the natural light that trickles in from the intricate fenestration that lines the stairwell above. The basement comes fully loaded with a state of the art entertainment system. Containing a professional-grade wine cellar, as well as a 3.6m2 bomb shelter reinforced by 300mm-thick concrete, the underground lair exudes a stately sense of edgy, contemporary cool. A neon pink sign adorns the dark stone central wall, with the sage inscription reminding all that, “Happiness is Expensive”.Save this picture!SectionUpper FloorTraversing to the upper floor, the upstairs bedrooms are best described as luxurious and spacious. Both junior suites have an en-suite bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe, while the master bedroom was designed to evoke a sense of openness. Large floor-to-ceiling windows are a prominent feature of the master bedroom offering panoramic view surrounding the neighbourhood. Abundant natural light and cross-ventilation pervade the space, as carefully placed skylights in the master bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, inject the master bedroom spaces with a bright, airy feel.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellGreen planter spaces in the master bathroom’s shower and commode not only provide an organic touch, but also serve as natural air wells assuaging internal circulation. The final, and perhaps most striking, feature found at the FABER-HOUSE residence is the perforated metal mesh screen that encases the second storey. Lending the property an elevated sense of privacy, the aluminium screen obscuring the home from neighbouring houses nearby. Emblazoned with the unmistakable silhouette of a lush, tree-lined forest, the screen not only acts as a shield from the sun’s heat and glare, but also introduces a tantalizing interplay of light and shadow throughout the day.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellProject gallerySee allShow lessPEAK House / APOLLO Architects & AssociatesSelected ProjectsOzora to Daichi no Nursery Shimoigusa / KINO architectsSelected Projects Share Singapore CopyHouses•Singapore 2014center_img Year:  Houses Area:  724 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Architects: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeONG&ONG Pte LtdOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn InstagramSingaporePublished on December 14, 2017Cite: “FABER-HOUSE / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd” 13 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Derek Swalwell Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885380/faber-house-ong-and-ong-plus-studio-7b Clipboardlast_img read more

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July 6 Arrives, Can Trade War Work Out for Farmers in…

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News July 6 Arrives, Can Trade War Work Out for Farmers in the… Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articlePerdue Hopeful NAFTA Agreement with Mexico Coming SoonNext articleWhat impact will the Tariffs Have Andy Eubank July 6 Arrives, Can Trade War Work Out for Farmers in the End? Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jul 5, 2018 Hoping-US-ag-emerges-better-off-from-trade-warJust after midnight this morning 25 percent tariffs on Chinese goods coming to the United States were set to go into effect. China was also set to retaliate with tariffs of their own on U.S. products, including soybeans, beef, chicken and pork. The stakes are high for farmers here and ag groups and many in Washington have been clamoring for the Trump administration to take a step back.But one Chicago-based trader, Steve Erdman with EFG Group is hopeful farmers don’t get in a panic mode.“This is not the 1980’s, and this is not Jimmy Carter in the presidency,” he said. “This is an era where we’ve got some hard-edged negotiators trying to negotiate a better trading position for the United States and for the U.S. exporter and importer, and I think at the end of the day they’re going to get it done. But, in the meantime it’s obvious that we’re getting roughed up a little bit. But, I think it’s going to be worth the wait, in my opinion.”There is concern that eight and half dollar soybeans may have a 7 in place of that 8 if tariffs are enacted. Tom Fritz, one of Erdman’s partners at EFG says, yes that could happen.“It may, and I’m thinking it comes sooner vs. later because I’ve got a sneaking suspicion that if these tariffs are enacted, we’ll get hit. We’ll get hit hard, but then what are you going to do for an encore given the break that the markets already had. I just have to question how much more is left on the downside if tariffs are enacted.”Former USDA Secretary John Block just returned from China, and he reports there is plenty of concern over there too.“It should be no surprise that China Daily newspaper blames President Trump,” Block said. “However, in meetings with U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad and other U.S. Department of Agriculture reps, they made it clear that pressure needs to be exerted to force China to honor commitments made under the World Trade Organization.”The high stakes for soybean farmers? China is the #1 customer. The country imported almost a third of all U.S. soybeans last year totaling about $14 billion in sales.Brent Bible, a Romney, Indiana soy and corn producer released a statement on the eve of tariff implantation through Farmers for Free Trade:“For soybean producers like me this is a direct financial hit. This is money out of my pocket. These tariffs could mean the difference between a profit and a loss for an entire year’s worth of work out in the field, and that’s only in the near term. Over the long haul, soybean producers are deeply concerned that China will continue to substitute American soy with soy from our global competitors. The losses these tariffs represent can’t and shouldn’t be made up by government programs. Frustration is growing quickly in the heartland, we need this solved now.”last_img read more

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Museum event welcomes community, expands cultural awareness

first_imgFacebook Community to host fundraiser Monday to support injured Fort Worth officer Claire Girman Facebook Previous articleOne Million Reasons reaches hundreds of studentsNext articleTCU students mentor Fort Worth ISD students Claire Girman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Claire Girmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/claire-girman/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature printThis Saturday the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is trading its quiet, contemplative atmosphere for a lively and upbeat celebration featuring its annual fall festival, Modern ‘til Midnight.The museum hosts the event in an effort to draw a younger audience and promote exposure over some of the Modern’s more serious subject matter in a more approachable and entertaining way.This year’s Modern ‘til Midnight is themed Beats and Baroque. The event takes place from 6 p.m. to midnight at the museum.Media Relations Coordinator for the museum, Dustin Van Orne said this year he and his team really focused on marketing Beats and Baroque to a younger, more diverse audience who may not visit on a regular basis.“It was really important for us to come up with a program that was going to get people into the museum – an audience that may not necessarily come into the museum that regularly,” Van Orne said.Beats and Baroque will feature a variety of outdoor musical performances, gallery tours, dancing and prize drawings for guests.“We find with these events, people go into the galleries and really engage with the work,” Van Orne said. “It’s not a ‘Oh, I’m going to post up, watch a show and have a beer’ type deal. People are embracing the whole museum experience.”Van Orne said he and his team try to draw parallels between the types of amenities and music offered at the event and the content of current exhibitions.For Beats and Baroque, he said the music scene will feature an array of regional bands and musicians performing different styles of music from hip-hop, to R&B, to soul-funk.“A lot of times, listening to music is a lot like looking at art,” Van Orne said. “It’s a critical experience. People can actually sink their teeth into it, like they can with the artwork in the galleries.”The Modern’s current exhibition features a collection, A New Republic, by Harlem-based portraitist Kehinde Wiley.“The main message of Wiley’s work is to call attention to absence in history of people of color,” exhibition curator Andrea Karnes said. “The umbrella themes that run throughout all his work are messages of race, class and gender.”Karnes said Wiley began to pursue drawing and painting as an 11-year-old. She said throughout his upbringing, he studied art history and began to see a pattern among portraitists in Western art.“What [Wiley] noticed very early on was that the art world in western culture in general was really focused on the white heroic male,” Karnes said. “So he developed a desire to want to place [people of color] within the same field of heroism and importance. He wanted to give a voice to people who have been omitted or absent from history, art history.”Karnes said Wiley is strictly a portraitist, but his attention to detail proves how intentional he is in wanting to educate his audience, as much as relate to them.“He allows background elements [in his pieces] to come to the foreground,” Karnes said. “So often, we as viewers think the background is something we’re not supposed to pay attention to. It’s a like a metaphor for people of color, and how they’ve been treated historically in paintings and art history.”Since Wiley’s exhibit has opened, Karnes said she has seen how positively Wiley’s work appeals to different types of people.“We’ve seen many new faces,” Karnes said. “Younger people and people of very diverse backgrounds have come through to explore Wiley’s work and the rest of the museum. It’s something we want in the museum, but we don’t always necessarily get both of those categories.”Van Orne said guests can easily draw connections between the amenities offered at Beats and Baroque with the subject matter of Wiley’s exhibition.“Wiley’s work is so inclusive,” Van Orne said. “It lends itself so well to a musically eclectic night, in incorporating styles like opera, hip-hop and R&B.”During the night of the event, Van Orne said the Cafe Modern will offer its normal dinner menu and pre-packaged picnic-style baskets can be ordered in advance.Van Orne said Modern ‘Til Midnight extends an opportunity for the public to engage with the museum’s serious subject matter in a way that’s entertaining, comfortable and inviting.“I think sometimes [The Modern] has less accessible work, sometimes more challenging work,” Van Orne said. “Wiley’s work is approachable, it’s beautiful, it’s graphic. We try to put on exhibitions or shows that are important and valuable to see, both socially and culturally.”Ticket Prices:$15 – in advance$20 – at doorFree for Modern members Sickle cell support group raises awareness, gives back to local doctors + posts Open Streets event closes roadway in order to open for people ReddItcenter_img Claire Girman is a journalism major from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She’s fueled by college sports rage, literature and French press coffee. Claire Girmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/claire-girman/ Twitter Claire Girmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/claire-girman/ Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Linkedin The109: Community hosts fundraiser to support injured Fort Worth officer Claire Girmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/claire-girman/ Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

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Press freedom returns: a gain to be nurtured

first_img News News HaïtiAmericas Follow the news on Haïti November 14, 2019 Find out more Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice Press freedom has dramatically improved in Haiti since the fall of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide earlier this year, a Reporters Without Borders fact-finding mission said today.It warned however that rebel forces still controlling half the country, as well as fervent supporters of the ex-president, remained a threat to journalists and that if the government failed to disarm them before elections planned for next year, the media might become the target of new violence. The report, “Press freedom returns: a gain to be nurtured,” said journalists working in the provinces were being forced to censor themselves for fear of the rebels, while those working the capital had very much more freedom.The Haitian media has lived a nightmare since the April 2000 murder of the country’s best-known journalist, Jean Dominique. Aristide’s street gangs physically attacked journalists and radio stations and in early 2002 Aristide was added to the Reporters Without Borders worldwide list of “predators of press freedom.” A few weeks before, a second journalist, Brignol Lindor, was murdered and after Aristide protected the killers from punishment, the media worked in an atmosphere of constant fear.The report, after a 7-11 June visit to Haiti, said the new rulers were taking a very different attitude to the murders of Dominique and Lindor and seemed determined to solve the cases. If they did so, it would “show that a return to the rule of law is under way for the whole society as well as for journalists, who have no defence against armed groups.” The press freedom organisation welcomed the “firm promises” made to the fact-finding mission and also awaited further information on the case of Spanish journalist Ricardo Ortega, who was shot dead, apparently by Aristide supporters, during an attack on an anti-Aristide demonstration on 7 March.The report said that though the media was now much freer, the task of consolidating the gains – through disarmament and a return to the rule of law – was “enormous and goes beyond the issue of press freedom. Nothing is yet certain,” it warned. But for the moment, one journalist told the mission, “we can breathe again.”read and download the report October 11, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was put on the Reporters Without Borders”predators of press freedom” list more than two years ago. Since he wasoverthrown this February, “we’ve been able to breathe again,” says aHaitian journalist. But have all the threats to press freedom vanishedwith him? Receive email alerts to go further News Another journalist murdered in Haiti News July 6, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Press freedom returns: a gain to be nurtured June 11, 2019 Find out more RSF_en Organisation Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti HaïtiAmericas last_img read more

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