Firms pull out staff and close Tokyo offices

first_img Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tuesday 15 March 2011 9:31 pm FIRMS began pulling employees out of Tokyo amid fears of spreading nuclear contamination yesterday.Banks, legal firms and manufacturers closed Tokyo offices, offered to evacuate staff to unaffected parts of Japan and sent expatriates to Hong Kong and Singapore after explosions and fires at a Fukushima Daiichi reactor yesterday sent a cloud of radioactive material towards Tokyo. Investment bank West LB said it was evacuating all staff yesterday, while Commerzbank and auto manufacturer BMW offered to move staff to safer locations in the south.Several law firms closed their Tokyo offices. Insurer Chartis said its offices would be open in business hours but staff may not be able to get to the office “given planned power outages, reduced commuting options, as well as limited supplies of food.”But Japan’s International Bankers Association listed 16 banks including Barclays, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse in Japan that were “continuing to operate ‘business as usual’.” “Despite rumours to the contrary, none of the undersigned firms has announced any business closures or evacuation of staff,” it said. Share More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and Firms pull out staff and close Tokyo offices whatsapp whatsapp last_img read more

Morning Light Co Ltd ( HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgMorning Light Co Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Morning Light Co Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Morning Light Co Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Morning Light Co Ltd (  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMorning Light Co. Limited engages in the tourism and leisure industry. Morning Light Co. Limited is headquartered in Beau Bassin, Mauritius and owns a resort hotel under the Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa name. Morning Light Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img

Three years to RWC 2015

first_imgPaul Vaughan, the former Chief Executive was surprisingly replaced in his role by Debbie Jevans, the former Director of Sport for Locog in early September, and Cosslett explained that Jevans was installed as the new CEO due to the unique experience she gained at London 2012. “We had a very strong experience in rugby within the team, we had event management experience but we didn’t have the dimension that Debbie brings which was the exposure to other sports and the level of expertise you will only find with something of the magnitude of the Olympics and Paralympics. In every respect she brings new value to the team that Paul wasn’t in a position to do because he hasn’t got that experience.” With Stuart Lancaster, Ian Ritchie and Bill Beaumont all hailing from Yorkshire and Lancashire, there is support from within the RFU to ‘do the right thing’ and attract fans from outside rugby’s traditional outposts, with a particular onus on showcasing the sport in the North. Taking a home Test away from South West London has also been mooted for the first time since Old Trafford hosted an England international in 1998. Discussing the matter, England 2015 chairman Andy Cosslett said. “There is a tremendous appetite for making sure this World Cup gets to as many corners of the country as we can take it. Taking it out of the traditional rugby strongholds, where we are fighting the battle against Premier League football teams is a priority. If we’ve done our job properly we’ll engage the whole population of England. ”Ticketing policyER 2015 has guaranteed the IRB a profit of £80m, and the organisers admitted the had targeted at least a £100m profit. To achieve this, they will have to shift 2.9m tickets, matching, or exceeding the near full occupancy rates achieved at 2007 and 2011 World Cup. This has resulted in only Twickenham, Welford Road and Kingsholm being considered among traditional rugby grounds. An existing shortlist of 20 stadiums will be whittled down to 10 or 11 in the next month. It was also confirmed that the Millennium Stadium would host matches with Wales playing at least two matches in Cardiff.Change at the top © Andrew Fosker / Seconds Left Images 2012 – Left to Right: Andy Cosslett & Brett Gosper with the Webb Ellis Cup Rugby World Cup – England 2015 – ‘3 Years to Go’ – Press conference – Webb Ellis House – Twickenham – London – 17/09/2012 – UK – All rights reserved The countdown is on: Three years today the 2015 Rugby World Cup will kick offBy Owain Jones, Editor, Rugby WorldTODAY MARKS three years to the kick-off of the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England. With that timely milestone, those tasked with bringing the tournament to millions of rugby fans convened at Webb Ellis House, Twickenham, to give the public an update on progress towards the world’s third biggest sporting event. In a frank and wide ranging discussion, several topics were discussed.Using the Olympic StadiumLeading men: ER 2015 Chairman Andy Cosslett (left) and IRB CEO Brett Gosper at Webb Ellis HouseWith the nation still glowing after a phenomenally successful Olympics and Paralympics, England 2015’s chief operating officer Ross Young stated that the organizing committee was having ongoing discussions about the viability of hosting World Cup games at the iconic Olympic Stadium. “We would be mad not to include it as part of our thinking. Unfortunately there’s still a bit of uncertainty about what exactly is going to happen with regard to full-time landlords for Olympic Park, but we have engaged with the London Legacy Development Corporation from the very early part of this year.”Taking the World Cup to the North LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_imgWelsh wizard: Jonathan Davies on the attack for Clermont against Exeter. (Photo: Getty Images)French lesson Clermont Auvergne were taught a lesson by Exeter Chiefs in the European Champions Cup last weekend and they paid the English club back in kind on Sunday, beating them 42-10 at the Stade Marcel Michelin to keep their Pool One hopes well and truly alive.Exeter scored an early penalty as Clermont had a player sin-binned, but far from conceding points when they were down a man, they scored 13 of their own. David Strettle and Jonathan Davies both scored excellent tries as Clermont turned their power, pace and precision settings up to 100%, but the Man of the Match was lock Sebastien Vahaamahina, part of a Clermont pack which marmalised the Chiefs at the breakdown. And if there was an award for having the most a’s in your name… Unstoppable: Sofiane Guitoune is set to score, with Sam Davies pursuing in vain. (Photo: Getty Images)Christmas giftHunting for a try-scoring chance inside the Bordeaux-Begles 22, Ospreys centre Sam Davies threw a long pass to Dan Evans, but it was a tad too high for him to gather and Sofiane Guitoune needed no second invitation to pluck the ball out of the air and race 80 metres to score. Pierre Bernard’s conversion gave Bordeaux Begles a 25-7 lead – a far cry from the 18-14 scoreline the Ospreys had been chasing when they attacked. Try, try, try again: Chris Ashton on his way to a hat-trick. (Photo: Getty Images)Happy Chris-mas Saracens wing Chris Ashton will be feeling extra festive this week after scoring a hat-trick of tries in his club’s 55-13 trouncing of Oyonnax in Champions Cup Pool One. He nipped over in a tight space for the first, latched onto a lovely grubber kick from Owen Farrell for the second and strode over from a few yards out on the right for the third.Saracens scored eight tries in all. Alex Goode wove his way through the defence from just inside halfway for his try, Jamie George cut a fine line for his, and Mike Ellery picked up a loose ball in his own half for another.The English club have 19 from a possible 20 after their four wins and second-placed Ulster are trailing a full ten points behind them in the Pool One table, with two games to play. Saracens are in impressive form. The chaseMy chief Saint from Leicester’s 17-6 win over Munster in Pool Four is not a try-scorer, but a try-saver. With 61 minutes on the clock the Tigers led 10-6 and were attacking the Munster line, when Francis Saili picked up a loose ball and set off to sprint the length of the pitch for what looked like being a crucial try. However, the Tigers full-back Telusa Veainu had other ideas and chased a seemingly lost cause, catching the centre a few metres short and after Saili passed to a team-mate, Leicester won a penalty. Four minutes later Niki Goneva was scoring the Tigers’ second try for a 17-6 lead and Leicester secured the win which sees them topping their pool with four victories out of four. Dented hopes Bath No 8 Dave Denton made a costly error 15 minutes into the clash with Wasps, losing the ball as he tried to pass out of contact to set Anthony Watson free. Instead, Wasps scrum-half Joe Simpson grabbed the ball and put Elliot Daly away for a try which took Wasps from 7-3 down to 10-7 up. They did not go behind again in this game. No stopping him: Jimmy Gopperth defies the tacklers to score a try. (Photo: Getty Images) Record runIt wasn’t the prettiest of games, but Gloucester’s 27-13 win over Worcester in round four of the Challenge Cup was significant in that it was the Cherry and Whites’ 13th consecutive win in the competition, which sets a new record for the second tier European competition. Can Gloucester keep rolling all the way to the final again this season? It is not just try-scorers who get the plaudits this week – a few pieces of brilliant defending also proved crucial in the fourth round of European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup matches. The SaintsTen out of ten for the ten Jimmy Gopperth produced a masterclass of fly-half play in Wasps’ 36-10 away win at Bath in Pool Five of the European Champions Cup, earning the Man of the Match award. The New Zealander used his close-quarter strength in the face of a treble tackle to score a try, kicked four penalties and three conversions without missing a chance from the tee, stepped past Guy Mercer to break the line and set up his team’s final try for Alapati Leiua and flung glorious passes to his backs all afternoon.His team-mate Elliot Daly also had a magnificent game and scored the first try, then added a late drop-goal. Someone who wore the No 13 jersey to great effect in his time, BT Sport pundit Brian O’Driscoll, said Daly had been “fantastic in everything he’s done”. With new England coach Eddie Jones in the crowd at the Recreation Ground, Daly picked a good day to play a blinder. Dynamic Duo Casey Laulala and Marc Andreu enabled Racing 92 to maintain their unbeaten record in Champions Cup Pool Three when they held up Northampton’s Jamie Elliott on the line as the centre attempted to score a potentially match-winning try in the 68th minute.The duo spared Dan Carter’s blushes as George Pisi had charged down an attempted clearance from Racing’s star man and Elliott – playing his 100th game for the Saints – had grabbed the loose ball, with the try-line at his mercy. Laulala and Andreu wrapped him up and stopped him hitting the ground and from the resulting scrum, Racing earned a penalty and cleared their lines.The match ended in a 9-9 draw, which was a better outcome for the French visitors than it was for the Saints. Up to the ChallengeThe Dragons, Harlequins and Newcastle Falcons all picked up valuable wins in the Challenge Cup. Quins scored a magnificent nine tries to beat Calvisano 59-7. They had only led 14-7 at the break, but raced to victory in the second half with Ben Botica scoring one of the tries and converting seven, to be named Man of the Match. Harlequins now have a perfect 20 points from four wins and are top of Pool Three. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Losing streakThree-times European top dogs Leinster are in anything but champion form at the moment and they suffered their fifth straight Champions Cup defeat when Toulon beat them 20-16 at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. It is the Irish province’s worst run in their 140-game European competition history. They had led the French visitors 16-5 at half-time but could not build on that advantage. Points make prizesThe Ospreys staged a great fightback against Bordeaux-Begles in Champions Cup Pool Two and although they fell short of snatching a win, they gleaned two bonus points which mean they are top of the pool table.Trailing 25-10 at half-time, the Welsh side scored tries through Eli Walker, Alun Wyn Jones and Man of the Match Dan Biggar, who intercepted a pass from Baptiste Serin and raced 60 metres for the touchdown which clinched the bonus points with six minutes to go.As well as Biggar, who scored 12 points and continued his great form, Hanno Dirksen deserves to be among the Saints for the tackle-busting break he made to set up Jones’s try. The SinnersKnock it offDear Father Christmas, instead of bringing me a present this year, would you please ask rugby referees to stop sin-binning players for everything they judge to be a deliberate knock-on?This was one of my major bugbears last season and on Saturday Romain Poite yellow-carded Semisa Rokoduguni for this offence, when it looked to me like the Bath wing was simply getting ready to wrap his arms around Joe Launchbury in a tackle, just as the lock was taking a pass from James Haskell. In my book it was a simple knock-on, end of.Luckily the sin-binning didn’t affect the result as Wasps were already 29-10 up in their Champions Cup clash at the Recreation Ground, with only nine minutes left to play. TAGS: HighlightWasps Ulster double Ulster achieved a rare feat by beating Toulouse in Europe for the second time in as many weeks, defeating them 25-22 at the Stade Ernest Wallon, to stay in contention in Champions Cup Pool One. Ruan Pienaar was named Man of the Match, but the centre partnership of Luke Marshall and Stuart McCloskey also shone for the Irish province, with Marshall’s 75th minute try proving decisive and McCloskey making a superb break to put Andrew Trimble over in the corner in the first half.Ulster have made a great recovery from their 27-9 home loss to Saracens in November. And the winner is…Racing 92 fly-half Dan Carter kicked three points in his club’s 9-9 Champions Cup draw with Northampton Saints, but still had a win to celebrate this weekend as he won the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award. The World Cup winner is only the second rugby player to lift the trophy in 55 years, following in the footsteps of the late, great Jonah Lomu, who won it 20 years ago. Daft Delon Delon Armitage gave away the stupidest of penalties, charging shoulder first into the back of Eoin Reddan well after the Leinster scrum-half had passed the ball, and even longer after referee Wayne Barnes had blown the whistle for what would have been a knock-on against Leinster. As it was, the decision was changed to a penalty against Toulon and Johnny Sexton kicked it to put the Irish side 16-5 up at half-time. But Sir! Dan Biggar remonstrates with Luke Pearce. (Photo: Huw Evans Agency)Too late LukeReferee Luke Pearce was at the centre of a controversial moment during the Ospreys’ 33-27 loss at Bordeaux-Begles. The Welsh side were trailing 25-10 when Eli Walker scored a try ten minutes into the second half, but just as Dan Biggar swung his boot to kick the conversion, Pearce shouted at him to wait because he had decided to check the try with the TMO. It was too late for Biggar to pull out of the kick and the ball sailed through the posts, but the two points were chalked off while Pearce checked the legitimacy of the try.He then ruled that the score was good, asked an incensed Biggar to take the conversion again and this time the outside-half missed.Fortunately those two points did not prove crucial, but it was a bad piece of officiating from Pearce. Once a kicker has started his run-up to take a conversion, play has re-started, so surely that should be the point at which a referee’s chance to use the TMO to check a try is gone, rather than a nano-second before boot connects with ball.As an aside, it was good to see Romain Poite trust his own judgement a couple of times during the Bath v Wasps match, when the TV pundits were calling for him to use the TMO. He was right in both instances. Tumbling act: Kyle Sinckler celebrated his try with a head-over-heels. (Photo: Getty Images)The Dragons top Pool Two after winning 34-17 at Pau. Jason Tovey picked up the Man of the Match award after scoring 19 points. Pau deserve to be among the Sinners, as they are winless after four matches.Newcastle upset the odds in Pool One to beat leaders Connacht 29-5. Marcus Watson scored two of the Falcons’ tries and lock Sean Robinson was Man of the Match. Despite this big defeat, Connacht remain top of the pool by two points from Newcastle.Demetri Catrakilis of Montpellier also deserves a mention for landing the stoppage-time conversion which gave his team a 23-22 home win over Cardiff Blues in Pool Three of the Challenge Cup.last_img read more


first_imgSave this picture!© Angus McRitchie+ 19 Share PLANEKO, Guillaume Dupré Architects: BOOM TOWN Year Completion year of this architecture project Canada CEDRUS Residence / BOOM TOWN Mechanical Engineer: Photographs:  Angus McRitchie Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard GENIEX, Pierre Brassard General Contractor:Luc Corbeil (Bois et Nature construction)Landscaping And Horticulture:Jean-Philippe LalibertéCabinet Making:Atelier Boisteck, Jean-François AsselinStairs And Railings:Martin Bättig (Bättig Design)Architect In Charge:Eric Joseph TremblayCity:HarringtonCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Angus McRitchieRecommended ProductsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Prexury®DoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. Located on the shore of the Gate Lake, on a slightly sloping land of almost 80 000 pi2, the chalet take place on the edge of a cedar wood with majestic mature incline trunk trees. Although the footprint of this two-storey building is substantial, because the roof slope follows the landscape the impact of it site integration is minimal. Save this picture!© Angus McRitchieSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Angus McRitchieThe entrance to the chalet is located on the superior level where you access by a big outdoor porch to the doorway. The inferior level, where the living spaces are located (living room, kitchen, dining room) is at the same plane of the ground nearby; allowing easy access to the land by many doors on the tree facades on the side of the lake. Save this picture!© Angus McRitchieSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Angus McRitchieA large terrace next to the master bedroom offers the most cleared and marvellous view of the lake and a generous sunlit space for the occupants. The extremities of the two circulation axes that serve the interior spaces are wide open glazed, offering a unique picture of the landscape. The exterior finishes of the building are made from dressed stones and cedar cladding, natural materials and site specific. The sloped roof is covered with zinc finish steel that partially turn toward the ground to in a manner of a protective case, but still letting go through the beauty of the landscape at the heart of the project.Save this picture!© Angus McRitchieProject gallerySee allShow lessAsymptote Unveils Plans for Hermitage Museum and New Tower in MoscowArchitecture NewsRadical Pedagogies: Reconstructing Architectural EducationEvent Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2015 Structural Engineer: ArchDailycenter_img “COPY” Photographs CopyAbout this officeBOOM TOWNOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHarringtonCanadaPublished on October 07, 2015Cite: “CEDRUS Residence / BOOM TOWN” 07 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Lighting: Projects CopyHouses•Harrington, Canada BOOM TOWN et Mario Januario (MJ Design) Year:  Interior Design: Manufacturers: Arteriors, LumiGroup, Marquis LumiGroup, Antoine Laverdière CEDRUS Residence / BOOM TOWNSave this projectSaveCEDRUS Residence / BOOM TOWN “COPY”last_img read more

Homage to Oscar House / Luigi Rosselli

first_img 2017 Photographs:  Prue Ruscoe Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationAutodeskAutoCAD 2D and 3D Design SoftwareProject Architec:Manuelle Schelp, Rebecca MunroJoiner:Corelli JoineryLandscape:Dangar Barin SmithCity:Bellevue HillCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Prue RuscoeText description provided by the architects. Sometimes alterations and additions can amount to significant interventions to breathe new life into a building, occasionally they require only the lightest touch to reinvigorate an existing design, as was the case with this Sydney home, designed in classic modernist style by the architect George Reeves in 1963. Save this picture!© Prue RuscoeOverall our clients felt that the major elements of the layout of their home worked well, however the connections between the indoor and outdoor spaces were poor and the house was generally beginning to look its age, as such improving those connections and restoring and enhancing the home in line with the original architect’s intent were the main focus of this renovation.     Save this picture!© Prue RuscoeInfluences from the work of legendary Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer are evident throughout the house, and no more clearly can this be seen than in the voluptuous form of the concrete awning that covers the entry and provides the first impression one receives when approaching via the lushly planted drive.  Once inside those influences, and the broader design elements that anchor the home in the modernist era, continue in the form of carefully restored original features such as the single stringer and cantilevered switchback stair, and the sinuous curved ceiling bulkheads in the lounge, dining and kitchen spaces. Save this picture!© Prue RuscoeSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Prue RuscoeIt is in these communal spaces where the light hand of the current renovation is most evident.  Skylights were added, and walls and heavily framed windows were removed to make way for barely there floor to ceiling steel and glass windows, which can be fully opened to draw in fresh air and light and foster a strong sense of connection between the interior and exterior rooms.  This connection is further enhanced by the restrained yet elegant colour and material palette – created by interior designer, Romaine Alwill – that allows the natural beauty of Will Dangar’s tropical and verdant landscape architecture to take centre stage.Save this picture!© Prue RuscoeProject gallerySee allShow lessNanxun Town Center Kindergarten / UADSelected ProjectsJahu Apartment Building / RAAM ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Homage to Oscar House / Luigi RosselliSave this projectSaveHomage to Oscar House / Luigi Rosselli “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses CopyHouses, Renovation•Bellevue Hill, Australia Year:  Interior Designer: Architects: Luigi Rosselli Year Completion year of this architecture project Products translation missing: Photographs Save this picture!© Prue Ruscoe+ 30Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyAbout this officeLuigi RosselliOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBellevue HillAustraliaPublished on July 01, 2019Cite: “Homage to Oscar House / Luigi Rosselli” 01 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Sydcon Building Services Builder: Homage to Oscar House / Luigi Rosselli Australia Structural Consultant: Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Enviro Window Designs ArchDaily Alwill Interiors “COPY” Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners Pty Ltdlast_img read more

SDS Potential Increased, Growers Encouraged to Scout

first_img SHARE SDS Potential Increased, Growers Encouraged to Scout SHARE Previous articleThe Road Ahead Unclear for the Farm BillNext articleBusy Master Farmers Count on Family Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jul 15, 2013 Home News Feed SDS Potential Increased, Growers Encouraged to Scout Facebook Twitter Sudden death syndrome infects soybean plants just after germination and emergence – but symptoms typically don’t appear until midsummer. DuPont Pioneer is urging growers to scout for the disease now – noting that the cool, moist conditions earlier this season could result in a higher incidence of SDS in soybeans this year. This disease has ranked second only to soybean cyst nematode in damage to soybean crops for nearly 40 years. According to DuPont Pioneer research – in extreme conditions – SDS can cause yield losses as high as 80-percent. Senior Research Manager Jeff Thompson says SDS varies in severity from area to area and field to field. He says growers must understand clearly the extent of infection in each of their fields to effectively manage the disease – so scouting is essential.Thompson says symptoms begin as small pale-green spots during flowering – just before pod-fill. He says the most visible symptoms will occur as necrotic lesions during pod-fill – when plants are focused on water uptake and sending nutrients to the developing seed. Root symptoms are usually observed 10 to 14 days after heavy rains and include rotted roots with deteriorated taproots and lateral roots. DuPont Pioneer notes the root cortex will show light-gray to brown discoloration and sometimes bluish fungal colonies are present if soil moisture is high. The leaf symptoms of SDS first appear as yellow spots on the upper leaves. The yellow spots coalesce to form chlorotic blotches between the leaf veins and the affected leaves will twist and curl before falling from the plant prematurely.Pioneer experts recommend several management options to combat the yield-robbing effects of SDS year after year. Management practices include selecting tolerant varieties, planting disease-prone fields last, improving field drainage, reducing compaction, maintaining proper fertility on fields, evaluating tillage systems and reducing other stresses on the crop. Thompson says growers should also scout for SCN because there’s a tendency for products susceptible to SCN to display more severe SDS symptoms.For more SDS scouting tips and management options – visit www dot pioneer dot com ( read more

What we’re reading: 10 dead in Colorado shooting, Biden unveils latest economic package

first_imgReddIt Caution tape stretches along a makeshift fence put up around the parking lot outside the King Soopers grocery store where a mass shooting took place a day earlier in Boulder, Colo., Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Twitter printShooting in Boulder left 10 dead, shooter in custodyTen people are dead and a suspect is in custody after a mass shooting at a Colorado grocery store Monday, according to Fox News. Police reported an active shooter at the grocery store King Soopers in Boulder, Colorado, around 3 p.m. local time. People in and around the shop heard firework-like sounds and then saw a man holding an “AR-15 style weapon” while wearing what looked like tactical gear.Police were seen exiting the store with a shirtless man in handcuffs. The man’s leg appeared bloody. One of the victims was a police officer who had been with the department since 2010. Police say there is no other threat to the public. Biden’s $3 trillion economic planFILE – In this Jan. 28, 2021 file photo, President Joe Biden signs a series of executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Biden campaigned on raising the national minimum wage to $15 per hour and attached a proposal doing just that to the $1.9 trillion coronavirus pandemic relief bill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Administration officials are crafting a plan for a multipart infrastructure and economic package that could cost up to $3 trillion and help fulfill key elements of President Biden’s campaign agenda. According to The Wall Street Journal, proposals include infrastructural and educational changes, as well as other priorities such as the child tax credit. The packages are predicted to be difficult to pass through Congress. President Biden is expected to be briefed on the details of the proposals this week. The strategy is preliminary and Biden would need to sign off on the legislative strategy for it to move forward.U.S. officials head to Mexico as border overcrowding continues This March 20, 2021, photo provided by the Office of Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, shows detainees in a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) temporary overflow facility in Donna, Texas. President Joe Biden’s administration faces mounting criticism for refusing to allow outside observers into facilities where it is detaining thousands of immigrant children. (Photo courtesy of the Office of Rep. Henry Cuellar via AP)President Joe Biden is dispatching top officials to Mexico and Central America as the situation on the southern U.S. border continues.According to NBC News, the State Department has run more than 17,000 radio and 500 social media advertisements across Latin American telling migrants to stay in their home countries.Senators from Texas and Arizona wrote a letter to President Biden suggesting immediate action and calling on him to use his “full authorities” and put a plan in place to improve the situation at the border.  Linkedin ReddIt Lindsey Bakonyi Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Lindsey Bakonyi Facebook First-year experience at TCU Previous articleLending a hand: how TCU resident assistants helped serve food during February’s winter stormNext articleHoroscope: March 23, 2021 Lindsey Bakonyi RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Lindsey Bakonyi What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Lindsey Bakonyi Linkedin Twitter TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello + posts Facebook TCU student helps open up a new coffee shop in Fort Worth What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Lindsey Bakonyi read more

Citizens’ Radio case postponed as more accused face charges

first_img Hong Kong: RSF appeals to the UN to act for the release of Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai November 22, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Citizens’ Radio case postponed as more accused face charges Follow the news on Hong Kong to go further Organisation News Citizens’ Radio continues to broadcast on the Internet and, sometimes, on the airwaves despite arrests and seizures of equipment. Some of its presenters could even receive prison sentences in a trial that begins this week. News The trial of a group running the free station Citizens’ Radio and those accused of contributing to the illegal output has been postponed, as the prosecutor announced that the investigation continued and more defendants might be brought before the court. A hearing originally due for 18 November was adjourned until 15 December. Tsang Kin-shing, Lo Chau, Poon Tat-keung, Chan Miu-tak and Yang Xuang all face prison sentences.Reporters Without Borders regrets that the Hong Kong justice system has not dropped the charges against the accused, whose only crime has been to try to bring a little more pluralism onto the airwaves. Help by sharing this information News Receive email alertscenter_img April 29, 2021 Find out more RSF_en In order to bypass journalists, Hong Kong Chief Executive launches her own talk show on public television May 28, 2021 Find out more May 26, 2021 Find out more Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK): Patrick Li, Director of Broadcasting or political commissar? ——————————–14.11.2006Rebel radio station presenters could get prison terms in trialReporters Without Borders today condemned the methods being used by the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (OFTA) in Hong Kong in its all-out bid to close down Citizens’ Radio, a radio station that continues to broadcast on the Internet and, sometimes, on the airwaves despite arrests and seizures of equipment. Some of its presenters could even receive prison sentences in a trial that begins this week.“It is true that the presenters of Citizens’ Radio are breaking the law, as they are broadcasting without a licence, but it would be shocking if they got a prison sentence or heavy fine,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Their sole aim is to increase media pluralism in Hong Kong. The Special Administrative Region’s authorities should instead be asking themselves how they could ensure more diversity on the airwaves, even if it means letting dissidents express themselves.”The press freedom organisation added: “We support the Hong Kong Journalists Association’s appeal to the judicial authorities to drop the charges against the four defendants and return the seized equipment.”Target of harassmentThe trial of Citizens’ Radio presenters Tsang Kin-shing and Chan Miu-tak and two other persons is due to open on 17 November before a Hong Kong criminal court. They face fines of up to 50,000 Hong Kong dollars (5,000 euros) and jail terms of up to two years for “unauthorised possession of broadcasting equipment.”When they broadcast on the FM wave band on 18 October, they decided out of bravado or honesty to install their transmitter outside OFTA headquarters on Queen’s Road East in Wan Chai. OFTA stopped the broadcasting after 30 minutes. “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung, a parliamentarian who said he heads the company that owns the broadcasting equipment, was arrested. Tsang, who is a municipal councillor for Eastern District, was also taken to a police station. The police previously seized equipment on 13 October.The police and OFTA representatives raided the premises where Citizens’ Radio produces its programmes on 29 August, closing the station down and arresting the flat’s owner, Chan Miu-tak. Two other persons suspected of activities in violation of OFTA regulations were given warnings. Equipment was seized, but Internet broadcasting was able to resume.Citizens’ Radio applied for an FM broadcasting licence in 2005 but never received a positive answer. The presenters began broadcasting on 102.8 FM on 3 October 2005, encroaching on the frequence of radio Metro Finance. They recognised they were breaking the law. After Tsang was arrested for the first time, Leung (who had taken part in the broadcasts) raised the issue of opening-up the airwaves during a session of the Hong Kong parliament later that month.While refusing to “attack any radio in particular,” Tsang claims that “12 radio stations take up more frequencies than they need.” He turned down the offer of an AM frequency on the grounds that most radio sets only receive FM. He broadcast using transmitters and antenna on the back of a truck or set up clandestinely in the hills overlooking Hong Kong and activated at a distance by means of mobile phones. Internet broadcasts were every weekday from 7 to 8 pm while FM broadcasts, which reached both Hong Kong and Kowloon, were reserved for special occasions.Hong Kong radio stationsThree groups – Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), Commercial Radio Hong Kong and Metro Broadcast – own Hong Kong’s radio stations. RTHK, which is state-owned, controls RTHK1, RTHK2, RTHK3, RTHK4, RTHK5 and the Mandarin-language RTHK Putonghua. Commercial Radio Hong Kong owns CR1 (Supercharged 881) and CR2 (Ultimate 903). Metro owns Metro Showbiz and Metro Finance. This gives a total of 10 stations (of which only four are privately-owned) for seven million inhabitants.Because of the terrain, each station broadcasts on several frequencies in order to reach the entire territory. The 11 mainland Chinese stations that are received in Kong Hong means that a total of 72 of the 100 available frequencies are used. There could be much more FM radio diversity in Hong Kong as just 20 radio stations monopolize almost all the spectrum. Yet, although frequencies are still available, the government refuses to grant licences. Hong KongAsia – Pacific News Hong KongAsia – Pacific last_img read more

Texas Two Step CPR, Save a Life Campaign

first_imgLocal News Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook HEB logo National #TX2StepCPR 2018 – HEB in OdessaHealthCorps and Texas Two Step CPR: Save a Life Campaign has scheduled the third annual Texas Two Step CPR event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at H-E-B, 3801 E. 42nd St.Medical students will instruct people of all ages the proper compressions-only CPR technique and be able use it in emergency situations until help arrives.The event is free and open to the public. Texas Two Step CPR, Save a Life Campaign Twittercenter_img Pinterest Previous articleGOOD NEWS: Pianist RememberedNext articleMusic audition for scholarship admin WhatsApp By admin – February 23, 2018 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more