Facebook to launch first mobile phone

first_img HTC will unveil two new Facebook branded mobile phones next month, City A.M. has learned.The Taiwanese manufacturer will launch an official tie-up with Mark Zuckerberg’s $50bn (£31.6bn) social network at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.The high-end smartphones will be the first to bear the Facebook branding and colours. It could look similar to the mock-up pictured right, also created by HTC.It is understood the phones will run on a tweaked version of Google’s Android operating system and will prominently display users’ Facebook messages and news feed on the home screen.Other areas of integration expected include being able to call or email friends from information stored on their Facebook page.Facebook has aggressively pushed mobile versions of its social network and industry insiders see this as an attempt to consolidate its position as the world’s leading social network.Facebook’s Joe Hewitt (who worked on the Firefox web browser) and Matthew Papakipos (a leading member of the Google Chrome browser team) are thought to be behind the launch. It is unclear if the phone will be tied to a single carrier in the UK.The phone will draw comparisons to Google’s Nexus range, also manufactured by HTC. City A.M. exclusively revealed the new version of the phone, the Nexus S, would be sold in the UK through an exclusive deal with Carphone Warehouse. More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller 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.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.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.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.com whatsapp KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm whatsappcenter_img Share Show Comments ▼ Facebook to launch first mobile phone Tags: NULL Tuesday 25 January 2011 9:21 pmlast_img read more

Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE.tz) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgDar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE.tz)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileDar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) is a stock exchange in Tanzania where stock brokers and traders can buy and sell securities such as shares of stock and bonds and other financial instruments. It was incorporated as a private company limited by guarantee in 1996 and started operating in 1998. It is a member of the African Stock Exchanges Association with 24 listed companies, 10 licensed brokers and 3 custodian banks. The DSE launched a second-tier market in 2013, the Enterprise Growth Market (EGM), with lower listing requirements; designed to attract small and medium companies with high growth potential. In 2015, the DSE changed its registration status from being limited by guarantee to being limited by shares. It is the third Exchange in Africa to demutualise after the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). The DSE operates in close association with the Nairobi Securities Exchange in Kenya and the Uganda Securities Exchange in Uganda. Plans are underway to integrate the three to form a single East African bourse. DSE is based in Dar es Salaam which is the commercial capital and largest city in Tanzania.last_img read more

RIP: Bethlehem priest Fred Mauger

first_imgRIP: Bethlehem priest Fred Mauger Major General served during World War II and the Korean War Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York [Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem] The Rev. K. Frederick Mauger, major general on the retired list of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, died July 12, 2013.Mauger served on active duty during World War II and the Korean War. He served as superintendent of the North Pocono School District and the Bellefonte Area Schools. Mauger, ordained a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem in 1984, served parishes in Hamlin, Honesdale, Indian Orchard, Wilkes-Barre, Kingston and Scranton, served as a volunteer chaplain at Community Medical Center and as director of pastoral care at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. His wife of 55 years, Mary Ann, died in 2006.Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 19, at Good Shepherd Church, Scranton.Diocese of Bethlehem Bishop Paul Marshall wrote the following to the diocesan community: “I have received news of the death of Fr. K. Fred Mauger. It is hard to express my grief at his loss. He was always a very strong supporter of my ministry and that of this diocese. None of us who knew him will forget his ministry to his dear wife, what he called “the long good bye.” He was devoted to chaplaincy and to the parish of the Good Shepherd in Scranton where he provided a calm voice of stability in difficulty times. Fr. Mauger was a member of “the greatest generation” and his rank of general in the army attests to his devotion. I do not expect to meet again a man so devoted to duty and the integrity of Christ’s Church. He knew that duty rather than emotion is the heart of joy and for that we are are all in his debt. Rest Eternal grant him, O Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon him.”Kat Lehman, diocesan director of communication and information technology, said Mauger was “an amazing man and one of the most interesting individuals I ever had a chance to talk with in the diocese. He and I shared a few war stories from our service to the National Guard and he was quite an inspiration. One of my favorites was when one of his grandchildren or great nephews earned his spurs The young man was quite proud of them as it is a time-honored rite of passage for cavalry members to earn them. They get them from performing correctly in a series of tank tables and maneuvers, cavalry being now mechanized (or in the case of air cav, proper air tactics). He proudly showed them to MG Mauger who responded that he actually had to learn to ride a horse and use his properly in a cavalry charge before he was awarded his.”A full obituary is available here. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Obituary, People Press Release Service Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Posted Jul 16, 2013 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Tags Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest last_img read more

Plan revived to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Tubman, left, with a few of the former slaves she helped escape.Bettmann/Getty Images You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here InspirationBy Robert Gudmestad, Colorado State UniversityA plan is in motion to put Harriet Tubman on the $20.That’s encouraging news to the millions of people who have expressed support forputting her face on the bill. But many still aren’t familiar with the story of Tubman’s life, which was chronicled in a 2019 film, “Harriet.”Harriet Tubman worked as a slave, spy, and eventually an abolitionist. What I find most fascinating, as a historian of American slavery, is how her belief in God helped Tubman remain fearless, even when she came face to face with many challenges.Tubman’s early lifeTubman was born Araminta Ross in 1822 on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. When interviewed later in life, Tubman said she started working as a housemaid when she was 5. She recalled that she endured whippings, starvation, and hard work even before she got to her teenage years.She labored in Maryland’s tobacco fields, but things started to change when farmers switched their main crop to wheat.Grain required less labor, so slave owners began to sell their enslaved people to plantation owners in the Deep South.Two of Tubman’s sisters were sold to a slave trader. One had to leave her child behind. Tubman, too, lived in fear of being sold.When she was 22, Tubman married a free black man named John Tubman. For reasons that are unclear, she changed her name, taking her mother’s first name and her husband’s last name. Her marriage did not change her status as an enslaved person.A portrait from 1868 of abolitionist Harriet Tubman.AP Photo/Sait Serkan GurbuzFive years later, rumors circulated in the slave community that slave traders were once again prowling through the Eastern Shore. Tubman decided to seize her freedom rather than face the terror of being chained with other slaves to be carried away, often referred to as the “chain gang.”Tubman stole into the woods and, with the help of some members of the Underground Railroad, walked the 90 miles to Philadelphia, where slavery was illegal. The Underground Railroad was a loose network of African Americans and whites who helped fugitive slaves escape to a free state or to Canada. Tubman began working with William Still, an African American clerk from Philadelphia, who helped slaves find freedom.Tubman led about a dozen rescue missions that freed about 60 to 80 people. She normally rescued people in the winter, when the long dark nights provided cover, and she often adopted some type of disguise. Even though she was the only “conductor” on rescue missions, she depended on a few houses connected with the Underground Railroad for shelter. She never lost a person escaping with her and won the nickname of Moses for leading so many people to “the promised land,” or freedom.After the Civil War began, Tubman volunteered to serve as a spy and scout for the Union Army. She ended up in South Carolina, where she helped lead a military mission up the Combahee River. Located about halfway between Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina, the river was lined with a number of valuable plantations that the Union Army wanted to destroy.Tubman helped guide three Union steamboats around Confederate mines and then helped about 750 enslaved people escape with the federal troops.She was the only woman to lead men into combat during the Civil War. After the war, she moved to New York and was active in campaigning for equal rights for women. She died in 1913 at the age of 90.A photo of Harriet Tubman taken 1860-1875.Harvey B. Lindsley/Library of Congress via APTubman’s faithTubman’s Christian faith tied all of these remarkable achievements together.She grew up during the Second Great Awakening, which was a Protestant religious revival in the United States. Preachers took the gospel of evangelical Christianity from place to place, and church membership flourished. Christians at this time believed that they needed to reform America to usher in Christ’s second coming.A number of Black female preachers preached the message of revival and sanctification on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Jarena Lee was the first authorized female preacher in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.It is not clear whether Tubman attended any of Lee’s camp meetings, but she was inspired by the evangelist. She came to understand that women could hold religious authority.Historian Kate Clifford Larson believes that Tubman drew from a variety of Christian denominations, including the African Methodist Episcopal, Baptist, and Catholic beliefs. Like many enslaved people, her belief system fused Christian and African beliefs.Her belief that there was no separation between the physical and spiritual worlds was a direct result of African religious practices. Tubman literally believed that she moved between a physical existence and a spiritual experience where she sometimes flew over the land.An enslaved person who trusted Tubman to help him escape simply noted that Tubman had “de charm,” or God’s protection. Charms or amulets were strongly associated with African religious beliefs.A runaway slave newspaper offered a reward for the return of Harriet Tubman, who was called ‘Minty’ at the time. AP Photo/Patrick SemanskyAn injury becomes a spiritual giftA horrific accident is believed to have brought Tubman closer to God and reinforced her Christian worldview. Sarah Bradford, a 19th-century writer who conducted interviews with Tubman and several of her associates, found the deep role faith played in her life.When she was a teenager, Tubman happened to be at a dry goods store when an overseer was trying to capture an enslaved person who had left his slave labor camp without permission. The angry man threw a 2-pound weight at the runaway but hit Tubman instead, crushing part of her skull. For two days she lingered between life and death.The injury almost certainly gave her temporal lobe epilepsy. As a result, she would have splitting headaches, fall asleep without notice, even during conversations, and have dreamlike trances.As Bradford documents, Tubman believed that her trances and visions were God’s revelation and evidence of his direct involvement in her life. One abolitionist told Bradford that Tubman “talked with God, and he talked with her every day of her life.”According to Larson, this confidence in providential guidance and protection helped make Tubman fearless. Standing only 5 feet tall, she had an air of authority that demanded respect.Once Tubman told Bradford that when she was leading two “stout” men to freedom, she believed that “God told her to stop” and leave the road. She led the scared and reluctant men through an icy stream – and to freedom.Harriet Tubman once said that slavery was “the next thing to hell.” She helped many transcend that hell.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment!center_img TAGS$20 billAbolitionistsFaithHarriet TubmanInspirationSlaveryThe Conversation Previous articleEverything coming to Disney Plus in FebruaryNext articleAn encounter of the ‘snakey’ kind Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

Takapuna House / Athfield Architects

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/460283/takapuna-house-athfield-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Simon Devitt+ 41 Share Takapuna House / Athfield Architects Projects New Zealand 2013 CopyHouses•New Zealand Year:  Housescenter_img 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/460283/takapuna-house-athfield-architects Clipboard Photographs “COPY” Architects: Athfield Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Takapuna House / Athfield ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTakapuna House / Athfield Architects CopyAbout this officeAthfield ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesNew ZealandPublished on December 23, 2013Cite: “Takapuna House / Athfield Architects” 23 Dec 2013. 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 Year:  photographs:  Simon DevittPhotographs:  Simon DevittSave this picture!© Simon DevittRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. The design for the new houses at No. 25-27 William St share a common platform, although these sites will form separate applications, they are conceived of as complimentary activities and are thus discussed together. The key ideas are expressed as follows. Save this picture!© Simon Devitt1.  The retention of the original “bach era” landscape.The existing house at the beach at No 25 William St sits at the top of a lawn that is  open to the Takapuna beachfront. This is now one of the few sections the opens so generously onto the public domain. This is seen as a positive gesture to the public space of the beach front and recalls an historic house type which is now rare in this region. This lawn or green space features a simple concrete path that extends to the beach from the house. Save this picture!© Simon DevittThe intention is to retain and extend this green space and the axial path from the beach through to the William St address. This strategy involves opening the sites up to each other and linking them with a consistent landscape treatment.Save this picture!© Simon DevittThere are two significant trees at each end of the combined site. These are to be retained as they are large scale plantings that will book mark the site. Similarly two traditional outbuildings are to remain at either end of the house on the front section.Save this picture!© Simon Devitt2.  Linking the buildings on the two sites.An extended pathway from simple materials is to link the buildings on the two sites. The new buildings will be detailed to merge with the land form or , conversely, be strongly defined objects on the lawn and path. They are to be simply clad in robust, weathered hardwood panelling buildings with a concrete base. These materials are found from the existing “bach era” landscape as we’ll as the foreshore and neighbourhood. Save this picture!© Simon DevittThe minor dwelling near William St at No.27 is to be clad in naturally weathering brass or copper metal panel it is intended to sit close to the retained large Puriri tree and form a  detail on the site, a notional gate house or street elevation.Save this picture!© Simon Devitt3.  Respecting the local scale.There are to be three discrete house forms. These have a combined plan area which is similar to the two existing dwellings to be removed. Save this picture!© Simon DevittThe new from adjacent neighbours and occupies the approximately back third of it’s section. The House at No. 25 although significantly larger than the existing bach or cottage will be over 1200mm lower than the existing roof ridge. (At 8m wide it will be over 3m narrower when viewed from the beach than the existing house. It will however be 3m longer that the original house on the site. Relative to the neighbouring houses it is smaller in all dimensions from the neighbours either side.)Save this picture!© Simon DevittThe house and minor dwelling at No. 27 are ancillary dwellings adjacent to the main house at No. 25. These are spaced at opposite diagonals on the site and appear as one room (5m) wide towers from the road. At their highest they are between 100-800mm higher than the existing house on the site but over a far smaller area. Save this picture!© Simon DevittThe three houses will fit easily in the general pattern of the neighbourhood. They will rarely be seen all together and will appear as modestly scaled.Save this picture!© Simon Devitt4.  Packaging.The new houses are notionally thought of as a small collection of containers or vessels. The content of these packages, set back behind robust claddings, are finely detailed and glazed.. The houses, or packages, have been placed and arranged so that the cladding conceals the content from the more public approaches and reveals the interiors as one accesses elevations that are interior to the site. Save this picture!© Simon DevittThis subtle theme is developed further with the provision of folding and sliding able to be manipulated to suit the requirement of the inhabitants.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessWalmart Sao Paulo / Estudio Guto RequenaSelected ProjectsCan a Law of Linguistics Predict How Cities Grow?Architecture News Sharelast_img read more

RP House / CMA Arquitectos

first_imgSave this picture!© Sebastian Aedo / Estudio Apulso+ 34 Share RP House / CMA Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/629453/rp-house-cma-arquitectos Clipboard Year:  Photographs:  Sebastian Aedo / Estudio ApulsoCollaborator:Javier Hernández P.Construction:Mauricio UrzúaEnergy Efficiency Project:SGE2 Chile SPAProject Architects:Pablo Campano y Gonzalo MartínezCity:VichuquénCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sebastian Aedo / Estudio ApulsoRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. The property, located at the foot of Lake Vichuquén, in Region VII, is set longitudinally with respect to the horizon, with the aim of recognizing the variety of the landscape and to capture the best views of the lake, through a corridor terrace running along the entire space.Save this picture!© Sebastian Aedo / Estudio ApulsoThe volume is defined as a large pavilion, a body that rests quietly on the territory, mimicking the slope and vegetation. All the stillness of this body is eroded on its roof, which folds into different prisms which capture the overhead light and views of the treetops, bringing inside the spatial perception of living in a forest.Save this picture!© Sebastian Aedo / Estudio ApulsoSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Sebastian Aedo / Estudio ApulsoInternally, each space builds its own atmosphere of light and scale, in a wooden enclosure that traverses floors, walls and roof, until getting lost in the ceiling. A concrete volume intersects the wooden pavilion in the rear, as a longitudinal volume with opaque walls and voids that contain within them all the wet program of the house: bathrooms and kitchen, where each enclosure opens to a light courtyard contained within its walls.Save this picture!© Sebastian Aedo / Estudio ApulsoSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Sebastian Aedo / Estudio ApulsoProject gallerySee allShow lessRenzo Piano Designs New Handbag Inspired by the Whitney MuseumArchitecture NewsAR Issues: Past Imperfect, Future TenseArticles Share RP House / CMA ArquitectosSave this projectSaveRP House / CMA Arquitectos Projects 2014 Houses Chilecenter_img “COPY” CopyHouses•Vichuquén, Chile ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/629453/rp-house-cma-arquitectos Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs Architects: Gonzalo Martínez Oportus, Pablo Campano Sotomayor Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeGonzalo Martínez OportusOfficeFollowPablo Campano SotomayorOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodVichuquénChilePublished on May 12, 2015Cite: “RP House / CMA Arquitectos” [Casa RP / Gonzalo Martínez Oportus + Pablo Campano Sotomayor] 12 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore products »Read commentsSave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 streamlast_img read more

Jesolo Lido Beach Villa / JM Architecture

first_img 2019 Photographs:  Jacopo Mascheroni Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  “COPY” Manufacturers: B&B Italia, Bentley, Casalgrande Padana, Laminam, Metra, Oty Light, Paola Lenti, Silent Gliss, Casone GroupDesign Team:Jacopo Mascheroni, Diego Magrì, Bartolomeo ZanottiCity:Lido de JesoloCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jacopo MascheroniRecommended ProductsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Prexury®StonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Save this picture!Cross sectionSave this picture!© Jacopo MascheroniText description provided by the architects. The Jesolo Lido Beach Villa is a multi-unit building set on a beachfront property in the resort town of Jesolo Lido, Italy. The villa is designed as a single-story pavilion above ground with an airy basement level that receives plenty of natural light from the two sunken patios placed on both sides of the building. The clients, two brothers with respective young families, having had the rare chance to find a beachfront plot for sale, decided to join forces and invest for a new weekend house. While thrilled to enjoy a summer place right on the beach, at the same time both families desired their own independency. Since the narrow plot only allowed to have an eleven-meter wide building above ground, the obvious layout resulted in splitting the available width into two equal portions, in order to give a beachfront living area to both units.Save this picture!© Jacopo MascheroniAccording to the client’s wish to avoid any sort of hierarchy, both apartments share the same symmetrical layout, two-bedroom two-bathroom, and are identically furnished. On the South portion of the property corresponding to the beachside, the 16-meter zero-edge swimming pool set on the central axis of the building – and plot – extends the independency concept to the outdoor areas. The water boundary lives in between two symmetrical custom-designed aluminum cabanas, which provide shade from the sun in the hot summer days. On the Northside of the plot, the white gravel entry courtyard is shaded by existing trees and hosts four car spaces on each side, leaving the central portion open in order to reach the generous main staircase climbing in the landscape.Save this picture!© Jacopo MascheroniSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Jacopo MascheroniThe pavilion-like structure above ground is organized around a central spine wall that reaches the South edge of the building and sits in between the two white rectangular platforms of the floor plate and the roof. To visually extend the size of both living areas, a glass envelope surrounds two sides of the spaces, with sliding glass doors on the Southside to connect the front covered terraces to the indoor area. A large portion of the building envelope is coated with 5 mm full-height clay tiles on a ventilated façade, to provide the necessary privacy to bedrooms and bathrooms.Save this picture!© Jacopo MascheroniSave this picture!© Jacopo MascheroniThe North façade is entirely opaque in order to provide an acoustic boundary from the entry courtyard and the street behind. The Basement Level is accessed by a staircase in the North entry terrace, and it contains a wellness area with a gym, sauna, jacuzzi, and cold plunge pool, a large additional kitchen, a laundry room, and guest areas. The large sunken patios placed on both sides of the Basement Level and coated with white glass mosaic tiles in order to reflect as much light as possible, grant a private outdoor area to all spaces below.Save this picture!© Jacopo MascheroniSave this picture!© Jacopo MascheroniThree sides of the property are surrounded by a hedge trimmer at the same height of the villa to bring privacy from the neighboring plots, while the beachfront side is designed with a lower vegetation boundary in front of a glass fence which hosts a glass door for direct beach access. The villa reaches high levels of energy efficiency with the high-performance building envelope and the photovoltaic panels integrated into the roof of the cabanas which grant power to all electrical heating and cooling systems.Save this picture!© Jacopo MascheroniProject gallerySee allShow lessТ4 Apartment / Paliychuk Olga DesignSelected ProjectsInstitut de France Auditorium / Atelier Marc BaraniSelected Projects Share Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941304/jesolo-lido-beach-villa-jm-architecture Clipboard ArchDaily Area:  480 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Jesolo Lido Beach Villa / JM ArchitectureSave this projectSaveJesolo Lido Beach Villa / JM Architecturecenter_img “COPY” Architects: JMA Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeJMAOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookLido de JesoloItalyPublished on June 25, 2020Cite: “Jesolo Lido Beach Villa / JM Architecture” 25 Jun 2020. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs CopyHouses•Lido de Jesolo, Italy Jesolo Lido Beach Villa / JM Architecture Save this picture!© Jacopo Mascheroni+ 37Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941304/jesolo-lido-beach-villa-jm-architecture Clipboard Italylast_img read more

Journalist and bodyguard gunned down in southern Mexico

first_img Reports News MexicoAmericas Condemning abuses Organized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence A total of ten journalists were killed in connection with their work last year in Mexico, one of the world’s most dangerous countries for media personnel. April 28, 2021 Find out more The editor of the PM Noticias news website, Morrugares concentrated on doing investigative reporting into the activities of criminal groups in the region. His latest stories included one about the provisional detention of two murders suspects and one about an ambush of police officers by a criminal group. Pablo Morrugares, the target of death threats since 2015, and the state-appointed police officer providing him with protection were gunned down in cold blood by heavily-armed men who burst into a restaurant at around 1 a.m. on 2 August in Iguala, a city in the state of Guerrero. Organisation Follow the news on Mexico Mexico is ranked 143rd out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. MexicoAmericas Condemning abuses Organized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence The other two journalists to be murdered this year in Mexico were María Elena Ferral Hernández, who was gunned down in the eastern state of Veracruz on 30 March, and Jorge Miguel Armenta Ávalos, gunned down in the northwestern state of Sonora on 16 May. Armenta was also receiving police protection. Morrugares was the second journalist to be murdered this year in Guerrero state, following Víctor Fernando Álvarez Chávez, who disappeared on 1 April and whose death was confirmed by the state prosecutor ten days later. “We urge the authorities to conduct an exhaustive investigation into the murder of the journalist Pablo Morrugares and his bodyguard,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau. “It is essential that the authorities prosecute those responsible for this double murder and combat impunity for this kind of crime, which fuels violence against journalists in Mexico.” May 5, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state to go further August 3, 2020 Journalist and bodyguard gunned down in southern Mexico 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies May 13, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for a thorough investigation into yesterday’s double murder of a journalist and his police bodyguard in southwestern Mexico. The editor of a news website specializing in covering crime, Pablo Morrugares was the fourth journalist to be murdered since the start of the year in Mexico.last_img read more

UK tests house-to-house in hunt for new COVID-19 variant

first_img UK tests house-to-house in hunt for new COVID-19 variant By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp TAGS  Local NewsWorld News WhatsApp Previous article$4.14 Billion Growth in Global Sports Coaching Market | Technological Advances to Upheave Growth|TechnavioNext articleESPN uses technology to bring Davis, Rozelle back to life Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img LONDON (AP) — England has begun house-by-house COVID-19 testing in some communities as authorities try to snuff out a new variant of the coronavirus before it spreads widely and undermines a nationwide vaccination program. Authorities want to reach the 80,000 residents of eight areas where the variant, first identified in South Africa, is known to be spreading because a handful of cases have been detected among people who have had no contact with the country or anyone who traveled there. Officials are dispatching home testing kits and mobile testing units in an effort to reach every resident of those communities. It is “critical” for everyone in these areas to stay at home unless travel is absolutely essential, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said. “Our mission must be to stop its spread altogether and break those chains of transmission,” Hancock told the House of Commons on Tuesday. Public health officials are concerned about the variant first identified in South Africa because it contains a mutation of the virus’ characteristic spike protein that existing vaccines target. The mutation may mean the vaccines offer less protection against the variant. As the door-to-door testing drive got underway, Public Health England also said scientists had discovered the same spike protein mutation in 11 cases involving another variant that is now the most prevalent form of the virus in England. The mutation had not previously been detected in the so-called Kent variant, named for the English county where it was first identified. Britain’s government announced in December that the country had to introduce tougher restrictions to control the rapid spread of the Kent variant, which first was discovered a few months earlier in southeast England. Authorities were alarmed by how fast it spread, saying it was more contagious than existing coronavirus variants. No conclusive evidence has emerged to show the Kent variant causes more serious COVID-19 cases or deaths. Dozens of nations around the world imposed bans on travel from the U.K. as cases multiplied in England, but the variant nevertheless has turned up in numerous countries. While viruses mutate constantly, most of the changes cause little concern. But scientists are closely tracking mutations in the virus that causes COVID-19 to make sure they quickly identify variants of concern. Dr. Julian Tang, a clinical virologist at the University of Leicester, said recent discovery of the spike protein mutation in the Kent variant was a “worrying development, though not entirely unexpected.” “Closing borders/restricting travel may help a little with this, but there is now probably already a sufficient critical mass of virus-infected people within the endemic U.K. population to allow this natural selection/evolution to proceed — as this report suggests — so we really need to stick to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions as much as possible,” Tang said in a written statement. In recent weeks, scientists also identified new, more contagious variants in South Africa and Brazil, both of which contained the spike protein mutation. In hopes of preventing those variants from becoming widespread in Britain, the government has barred travel from South Africa, South America and Portugal, a popular European transit point for travelers from South America. The discovery that the variant from South Africa is spreading in the community has led to calls to shut the U.K.’s borders to all international travelers or to require a 14-day hotel quarantine for everyone entering the country. But closing the borders isn’t sustainable, said Professor Andrew Hayward, a professor of infectious disease epidemiology at University College London. “You can think about completely shutting the borders or having quarantine, (but) what’s the end game in that?’’ Hayward told Sky News. “Is that something that you’re going to do forever, because it looks like these strains may continue to arise in the long term? So we need some sort of sustainable strategy, and I think that’s very difficult for politicians to think about that.” ———— Follow all of AP’s pandemic coverage at h ttps://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic, https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-vaccine and https://apnews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak Facebook Pinterest Twitter Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

Condemnation at security alert & disturbances which arose from controversial bonfire in Derry

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Condemnation at security alert & disturbances which arose from controversial bonfire in Derry WhatsApp By admin – August 16, 2016 Facebook Twitter Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney has condemned the disturbances and security alert, which arose from a bonfire in the Bogside area of Derry last night.Several families had to be evacuated from their homes due to a security alert on Charlotte Street after the fire was lit on the Lecky Road.Mr Mc Cartney claims the situation was dictated by a tiny group of young people who are being exploited by more sinister elements.That’s a point echoed by SDLP Cllr John Boyle, who says consultations were carried out in the Bogside which showed that 85% of the community living there do not want bonfires.He’s been speaking today’s Shaun Doherty Show:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/boylefire1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Previous articleLetterkenny University Hospital received lowest budget allocation last year – MacLochlainnNext articleTori Pena and Michael Conlon bow out of Olympic’s admin 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Google+ Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more