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Chris Ashton Wins IRPA Try of the Year Award 2010

first_imgFor more information on IRB Awards in association with Emirates Airline click here Chris celebrates after scoring the try against Australia that’s been awarded the IRPA Try of the YearA wonderful individual try scored by England’s Chris Ashton at Twickenham against Australia in November has been named the International Rugby Players’ Association Try of the Year 2010.The England international’s try won the public vote having fought off stiff competition from some outstanding scores finished by Mils Muliaina, Felipe Contepomi, Shane Williams and Women’s Rugby World Cup 2010 star Danielle Waterman. Ashton’s memorable try, his second in the match, combined pace, power and panache as the wing raced clear to finish off a superb counter-attack that started near his own try-line.The try received the most votes following an online poll at which saw the global Rugby family select his score from a shortlist of 18 from the RBS Six Nations, Tri Nations, Women’s Rugby World Cup, Pacific Nations Cup and IRB Nations Cup as well as the June and November internationals.“It’s a fantastic accolade to win the IRPA Try of the Year Award, and it means a lot to me that so many people took the trouble to vote for me ahead of so many other great players,” said Ashton. “Even though I had the job of putting the ball down over the whitewash it was a team effort with the whole team playing its part in defending and forcing the turnover before Ben Youngs and Courtney Lawes gave me the ball. They all deserve the credit too – it wouldn’t have happened without all of us working together.”IRPA Chairman Damian Hopley said: “The IRPA Try of the Year is a highly prestigious Award featuring world-class Rugby action from players representing seven nations. Chris Ashton’s outstanding try will live long in the memory of those of us fortunate enough to be at Twickenham that day, and he is a very deserving winner. We had great difficulty narrowing the field from our original 230 entries to the 18 nominees which were presented for the public vote as there were many spectacular tries scored in 2010. The public vote proved equally close with Danielle Waterman and Israel Dagg polling considerable votes, before Chris emerged as the winner.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img The full shortlist was: Shane Williams (2), Ben Foden, Dan Carter, Felipe Contepomi, Gonzalo Tiesi, Mils Muliaina, Israel Dagg, James O’Connor, Danielle Waterman, Cobie-Jane Morgan, Huriana Manuel, Chrysander Botha, Nikola Matawalu, Juan Jose Imhoff, Chris Ashton, James Hook and Adam Ashley-Cooper.Ashton follows in the footsteps of 2009 winner, South Africa centre Jaque Fourie, Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll in 2008 and Takudzwa Ngwenya of the USA who claimed the inaugural award in 2007.View Chris Ashton’s winning try…last_img read more

Come Thou Unexpected Jesus

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Messiahs show up in the most unlikely placesby David Cassidy, Christ Community Church Joshua Bell is a world- renowned virtuoso violinist and those attending his performances would regularly spend hundreds of dollars to hear him. In what Washington Post reporter Gene Weingarten referred to as ”an experiment in context, perception, and priorities – as well as unblinking assessment of public taste,” Bell took up his Stradivarius violin worth around 3.5 million dollars and began to play outside the L’ Enfant Metro Station in Washington DC. It was a Wednesday morning rush hour in 2007. Thousands of commuters passed by. With the violin case open before him, Bell managed to collect only about thirty bucks. Thousands passed by one of the greatest violinists in the world playing one of the greatest instruments ever crafted and didn’t even notice. In Weingarten’s words, Bell was ‘hidden in plain sight.’Joshua Bell hiding in plain sight…If you’d walked through the streets of Bethlehem 2000 years ago and heard a mother’s cries as she gave birth or an infant’s cries as he was born, would you have really thought anything of it, other than, maybe, pity for the people in such circumstances?What would we have recognized in all of the portents so long ago? If we’d seen the star the Magi saw would we have given it a second thought? Would we have said to ourselves, “The world has just changed? The revolution has begun. The end of all things is at hand, and our redemption is here”? Probably not.Historians note that at that time the ancient near eastern world was on expectant tiptoe, hoping for the appearance of a Champion, a Redeemer, someone – anyone! – Who would end the world’s long, night. Few saw the answer to the world’s longing for a baby born into poverty on the outskirts of a subjugated territory, a child born with a questionable birth in a marginal family. I honestly don’t think I would’ve done so. Like a commuter ignorantly hurrying past a virtuoso, I too would’ve skipped the occasion and left it to astonished shepherds and strange foreigners to mark the birth.In his book The Beauties of Nature and the Wonders of the World We Live In, John Lubbock wrote,“What we do see depends mainly on what we look for. … In the same field the farmer will notice the crop, the geologists the fossils, botanists the flowers, artists the coloring, sportsmen the cover for the game. Though we may all look at the same things, it does not all follow that we should see them.” I suspect this reveals something of why I would have missed the Messiah: he wasn’t the sort of Savior I would be looking for. After all, Saviors need to be in positions of power with significant resources at their disposal. Great leaders typically come from high-powered educational backgrounds and have proven their strength in battle. The baby in Bethlehem had no such pedigree to command him to me, or anyone else. Thousands of times in history a baby became a King, but only once in history did a King become a baby. That’s not what we expected.We are often blind to the incredible things God is doing. We seldom pause in astonished wonder to worship. God sends us subtle signs to seize our attention, seeking to draw us aside from the way Moses once stopped to see a bush burning but not consumed by the blaze; that moment changed his life forever and changed world history too.How does God come to us? Unexpectedly.Maybe God shows up through a friend’s companionship or a newborn’s smile. Sometimes it’s a song that stirs emotions we’d forgotten about, or a film that leaves us reeling from its message. It could be the pain we see in Aleppo or laughter we hear from the down the hall. God comes to us in the poor and the needy, in the addict and the grieving, in the prisoner and the refugee. Do we see? Our steely hearts and minds are frequently pried open by the diagnosis of a disease or the sudden death of someone cherished. We never saw it coming. We don’t know what to make of it. And again God shows up in the unexpected. Do we notice?I once heard a pastor say that God disguised himself as one of us to walk with us and that’s who Jesus is. While that may sound sweet, it’s also dead wrong. Jesus is not God disguised. Jesus is God revealed. And that’s what’s so crazy beautiful unexpected about this whole Christmas story. Jesus isn’t God dressed up as one of us; he’s God become one of us. The birth of Jesus means many things but we must not miss that by his birth God the Son made our story his own, and by his Second Coming he will make his story ours. That’s God in the manger, ‘the infinite contracted to a span, divinity made a man.’ Mary and Joseph knew this, but few others could see it, or even imagine it.You may not believe it either. I get it. Virgins don’t have babies. God doesn’t become human. And yet… that’s what we most assuredly believe that Scripture affirms. Anglican theologian NT Wright wrote, “How can you live with the terrifying thought that the hurricane has become human, that fire has become flesh, which life itself became life and walked in our midst? Christianity either means that, or it means nothing. It is either the most devastating disclosure of the deepest reality of the world, or it is a sham, nonsense, a bit of deceitful playacting. Most of us, unable to cope with saying either of those things, condemn ourselves to live in the shallow world in between.”The unassailable, and to some unpalatable, the truth is that Jesus is revealed in Scripture as God. This God comes to us in weakness and poverty to overthrow our darkest and most ancient foes – sin and death – while overturning everything we thought we knew about the way the world is supposed to be. In his Mother’s words, he turns away the powerful and restores the humble and hungry and poor. He is a contradiction to our pretentiousness.Here is a man who was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another village. He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty. Then for three years He was an itinerant preacher.In the early part of the twentieth century, James Francis said of Jesus, “Here is a man who was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another village. He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty. Then for three years He was an itinerant preacher. He never owned a home. He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family. He never went to college. He never put His foot inside a big city. He never traveled two hundred miles from the place He was born. He never did one of the things that usually accompany greatness. He had no credentials but Himself…While still a young man, the tide of popular opinion turned against him. His friends ran away. One of them denied Him. He was turned over to His enemies. He went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed to a cross between two thieves. While He was dying His executioners gambled for the only piece of property He had on earth – His coat. When He was dead, He was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend.”That’s not the CV of a Messiah we’d expect. It looks like folly. History suggests, however, that the foolishness of God is a more powerful answer to human need than the wisdom of humankind. James Francis continued, Nineteen long centuries have come and gone, and today He is a centerpiece of the human race and leader of the column of progress.I am far within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, all the navies that were ever built; all the parliaments that ever sat and all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man upon this earth as powerfully as has that one solitary life.What will you do with this unexpected Savior? Admire him? Emulate him? Those in the ancient world known as ‘wise men’ worshiped him. That’s the right response. CS Lewis observed, “Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.”We lost some great people in 2016, among them the amazing Leonard Cohen. He said, “I’m very fond of Jesus Christ. He may be the most beautiful guy who walked the face of this earth. Any guy who says ‘Blessed is the poor. Blessed are the meek’ has got to be a figure of unparalleled generosity and insight and madness…A man who declared himself to stand among the thieves, the prostitutes and the homeless. His position cannot be comprehended. It is an inhuman generosity. A generosity that would overthrow the world if it was embraced because nothing would weather that compassion…”I will go further than Cohen and say that it isn’t only Jesus’ position that cannot be comprehended, but his very person. Christmas marks a mystery too great for us grasp, too deep for us to measure: God is with one with us and us. At Christmas, we realize afresh that God is not so much the object of our study as he is the cause of our wonder. And it reminds me that the only thing more unexpected than this kind of Savior is that he loves me. I didn’t expect that. I don’t deserve it. No wonder the angels said that their message was good news for all people. This unexpected child has brought us an unmatched love that has won for us eternal life. And that’s the greatest, most surprising gift any of us can ever open this Christmas. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSChristmasInspirationJesus Previous articleOne Solitary LifeNext articleAmazon, Google offer 99-cent movie rental deal Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

Fiji score six tries in Pacific Nations Cup rout against Tonga

first_imgSaturday Jun 14, 2014 Fiji score six tries in Pacific Nations Cup rout against Tonga Fiji got their 2014 Pacific Nations Cup defence under way with a convincing 45-17 win over Tonga at Churchill Park in Lautoka earlier today. The defending champions scored six tries and played some excellent rugby, with the backs in particular running riot. Glasgow Warriors star Nikola Matawalu steered the ship and put the backs in space, allowing the likes of Nemani Nadolo, Watisoni Votu and veteran Sireli Bobo to do what they do best.Winger Bobo, now 38 years of age believe it or not, scored twice including what was one of the tries of the match. Centre Nadolo, who was given the kicking duties, scored a try of his own and kicked 15 points, while Votu also picked up a brace. Captain Akapusi Qera crossed late in the game too.With a 24-3 lead at the break Fiji always looked in control of things, and Tonga were only able to cross the whitewash with twenty minutes to go, following a yellow card for wing Votu.“The Fijians are always dangerous from broken play and you can see today they punished us,” said Tongan captain Nili Latu. “We just had no answer. We were here to win and to fight to the end and played well in the second half.“Last week the Samoans were not as quick and there’s no system on defence that can stop them from broken play. That’s the danger from the Fiji team.”Fiji are joint first round winners after Japan’s 34-25 win over Canada last weekend. Samoa, who drew 18-18 with Tonga, beat Italy 15-0 today after five Tusi Pisi penalties proved the difference in the Italian’s tour match in Apia. The United States are hosting Japan later today.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting…last_img read more

Residential building “Brancacci” / Alessandro Luigini

first_imgArchDaily Italy CopyAbout this officeAlessandro LuiginiOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsDabasPescaraResidentialHousingMies van der Rohe Award3D ModelingItalyPublished on December 28, 2012Cite: “Residential building “Brancacci” / Alessandro Luigini” 28 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?“Brancacci”住宅/Alessandro Luigini事务所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 2006 Residential building “Brancacci” / Alessandro Luigini Residential building “Brancacci” / Alessandro LuiginiSave this projectSaveResidential building “Brancacci” / Alessandro LuiginiSave this picture!© Sergio CamploneApartments•Pescara, Italy Projects Photographs:  Sergio Camplone, Alessandro Luigini+ 26 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographscenter_img Area:  560 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Architects: Alessandro Luigini Area Area of this architecture project CopySave this picture!© Alessandro LuiginiRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – ConcretePorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – 20MMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyText description provided by the architects. The building is in an upgrading area by replacing unqualified and obsolete construction. The size of the project, however, and its location on a side street than the major artery of Viale G. Bovio, urban section of the SS16 Adriatica, confer to this building a exclusively architectonic role, with no possibility of influencing the city around, if not its presence qualifying. In this scenario we have set ourselves the goal of developing a compositive program intentionally in self-referential mode, but that would meet the contingencies of the site, the demands of clients and, more importantly, he had the strength and clarity of a statement of intent: so we wanted to decline, with a didascalic irreverence, the Vitruvian triad Firmitas, Utilitas and Venustas in three separate volumes that the predominant feature descend directly from one single entry in the triad. So the concrete basement, for Firmitas, the stone sharded cube, for the Utilitas, and the Apollonian cube in white plaster, for Venustas, forming three portions of the building making it articulated from the volumetric and material point, and then, rich in continuously changing views: actually there is no surface portion of the building that can be flanked by similarity to another and all the elements that compose this articulated ensamble follow one another as in a film storyreel. Harmonic sequences of perspectives in succession.Save this picture!© Sergio CamploneIn particular, the east elevation features a variability of views generated by the “shards” which open from the facade and have the dual function of limiting the introspection of spacious loggias behind and pick up the light from the south to convey it in places exposed to north.Save this picture!© Sergio CamploneThe concept of the project are provided for some aspects that make the building energy efficient and compatible with the latest views on sustainable construction: all finishing materials, adhesives and impregnating wooden parts are natural and maintain the completely recyclable at end of life of some parts of the building, the optimization of natural light even through the collection of daylight through the “shards” the low transmittance envelope with the self-energy (photovoltaic and solar thermic) and exensive use of LED lighting (all exterior lighting consumes less than 100W) carry the energy demand of the building between 35 and 38 years kWh/sqm per unit.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Trade Fair Building Winning Proposal / Mario Corea ArquitecturaArticlesNew United States Courthouse Competition Entry / NBBJArticlesProject locationAddress:Pescara, Province of Pescara, ItalyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Year: last_img read more

North Melbourne Terrace / Matt Gibson Architecture + Design

first_img Australia Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Overend Construction Area:  296 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2017 “COPY” “COPY” Year:  Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Geberit, Hansgrohe, Austral Bricks, Dulux, Hafele, Inlite, Jetmaster, Lysaght, Mentone Premix, Miele, Sirius, Sussex Taps, Sylvania Lighting, Urban Salvage, Viridian, AFA, AXA, Apex stone, Beefeater, +7De’Longhi, Deepstarr, Elecrtolux, Gentech, Trimble, Unique Glass Design, Velieris-7 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMatt Gibson Architecture + DesignOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationNorth MelbourneOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on February 02, 2021Cite: “North Melbourne Terrace / Matt Gibson Architecture + Design” 02 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?北墨尔本露台住宅 / Matt Gibson Architecture + Design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 Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell+ 21Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs North Melbourne Terrace / Matt Gibson Architecture + Design ArchDaily Photographs:  Derek Swalwell Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Engineering:Clive Steele PartnersCity:North MelbourneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. North Melbourne Terrace is the story of an existing inner city A1 listed Victorian Terrace house that had been virtually unaltered since it was built. As with all Victorian Terrace housing, the typology was extremely effective at providing consolidated high density housing in London and many other ‘Victorian’ cities but whose sense of enclosure and lower quality ‘piggy back’ structures mean they are prone to adaptation and (especially in warmer climate countries such as ours) opening up to a more flexible living programs. Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellAlmost a century and a half on, this particular house (one of a heritage listed pair), is located just off the corner of the CBD & required expert heritage consultation. As part of our own heritage investigation, we catalogued & researched the history of this house but also the evolution & iconography of building fabric and forms in the neighbourhood. We wanted to ensure that the original fabric remained true to its time and told a story of its past but also that any new work was born from the story of the old, bringing the home into current day so that the story could be told for years to come. The result is realized by weaving a new program within the old re-purposing existing rooms and adding additional family space where planning and heritage guidelines allowed. Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellBeing a long narrow block located adjacent to several different neighbours‘ conditions’, the envelope and layout are largely an outcome of the planning condition. Nips and tucks, in and out along the length of the site are used to advantage to bring in light and enable ‘breezeways’ & side gardens through the centre of the house. Levels are manipulated over the sloping site – via cutting and filling – to allow ample ceiling heights and help designate & define spaces within an open and free-flowing ground floor.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellFrom a heritage viewpoint, the approach was one of revealing and restoring wherever possible as opposed to applying the new fabric. Within the existing parts of the house, rooms are sensitively re-plastered with minor adaptation. The front Drawing room facing the street observes the ‘best room in the house’ edict & utilizes a dark moody floor to ceiling paint finish to accentuate the height and detail of the ornate plasterwork – remembering the 1880’s property boom & gold wealth. A similar approach is observed upstairs in the Main Bedroom where minor adaptation internally re-purposes the room behind to cater for a new WIR & Ensuite. Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe hallway at ground level was restored and reveals exposed brickwork within the cut out of an original (perhaps implied) opening to its historic neighbour, providing a hint of the new works beyond and a backdrop for the family’s accumulated art and sculpture. As one moves through the hallway into the new environs a sense of visual exhaling provides an immediate sense of light, air, and space. The existing environs bleed into the new with a seamless white lacquered cabinet extending from the foot of the Victorian staircase (replacing the previous moulded and panelled doors) through to a delicately curved & concealed L’dry storage that extends deep into the new space. Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellObserving the heritage edict of revealing wherever possible, paint was removed from the rear facade of the existing building to expose the original red brick. All bricks removed from the adaption of the ground level of the rear wing are re-used in the new works following a policy of ensuring that the new building came intrinsically out of the old. Similarly, a decision was made to remove the remaining hard plaster from all original internal wall surfaces rather than re-plaster preferring to expose & illustrate the history of construction and alterations over time. Materials used internally delight in their honesty and rawness – oiled local Australian timbers, burnished concrete and dark timber veneer cabinetry depict a relaxed yet crafted interior.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe palette is overlaid with furnishing and objects that are contemporary & have a link with the front of the house with a preference to not over style. Toss B white pendant lights hang from the second level ceiling bringing verticality but also daylight down through the internal void providing scale and connection with the hallway to children’s bedrooms above. Upper ceiling roof glazing is installed to wash daylight over the fissures of the historic brickwork and to bring light deep into the ground level interior.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellIn a play on some of the curved ‘Boom Style’ elements within the existing house, a curved timber balustrade & kitchen joinery elements provide sculptural touches through the centre of the house. The openness and informality of the rear Living areas appear as an undercroft ‘scooped out’ allowing a sense of space that reaches to the extents of the property boundaries which bringing the landscape inside. Internal fiddle leaf plants, tuft woolen rugs, and an ochre Urquiola Husk chair espouse a feeling of relaxed & textured contemporary Australian living.  Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellExternally the language and form of the addition are contemporary yet a simplified regionalist play on the iconography of the back lanes of North Melbourne where brick piggyback structures and brickwork additions (sometimes with ornate patterning) are prolific. Here is a simplified and abstracted version of the original the form and fenestration are very much in context with the neighbour. Yet with fascia, mouldings and gutters removed and a brick-clad roof the new work reads as one simplified form – walls and roof as one form one material. Expressed steel and hit and miss brickwork that returns to the side elevation bring function (privacy screening) and provide depth & interest. Underneath the form is ‘edited out’ allowing transparency and open living spaces that embrace the landscape.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThis house follows a holistic design approach that simultaneously considers the combined experience of Architecture, Interior & Landscape, where the narrative of history envelops you & is tangible yet in no way wishes to compromise a rich, textured and comfortable inner-city Living environment for a family of 5.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellProject gallerySee allShow lessA Room in the Garden / Studio Ben AllenSelected ProjectsTam Đảo Villa / Tropical SpaceSelected Projects Share Builder: Architects: Matt Gibson Architecture + Design Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses, Renovation•North Melbourne, Australia North Melbourne Terrace / Matt Gibson Architecture + DesignSave this projectSaveNorth Melbourne Terrace / Matt Gibson Architecture + Designlast_img read more

Q3 saw job boom in charity sector, study reveals

first_imgQ3 saw job boom in charity sector, study reveals The charity sector experienced a job boom in the last quarter, according to the latest statistics from job site CV-Library, putting it in the top ten sectors to find a job in.The study, which compared Q3 job market data with that of the same period last year, found that the charity sector experienced a 32.4% increase in advertised vacancies over the past 12 months, while advertised salaries saw an increase of 8.3% when comparing year-on-year data. The industry made the list of the top 10 sectors to find a job in at present.The top ten in terms of % increase in job vacancies:Charity – 32.4%Manufacturing – 24%Automotive – 18.8%Social Care – 18.4%Recruitment – 12.9%Construction – 11.1%Engineering – 11.1%Accounting – 8.8%Customer Services – 7.8%Retail – 7.7%Lee Biggins, Founder and Managing Director of CV-Library said:“It’s great to see that employers in the charity sector are remaining positive in the face of uncertainty, and that they continued to drive their recruitment efforts in the last quarter. This is particularly good news for job hunters and anyone who may be looking for their next role. If you’re starting to get itchy feet and feel like it could be time to make your next career move, there are an abundance of great opportunities in this industry right now.”“It’s clear from the data that not only are businesses in the charity industry continuing to invest in their workforce, but they also recognise the need to offer competitive salaries in order to attract talented candidates. If you are looking for a new role, this further confirms that now is the perfect time to do so, especially if you’re looking to boost your pay packet.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Tagged with: recruitment Research / statisticscenter_img Melanie May | 2 November 2017 | News  86 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10  85 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

TCU vs Baylor in Photos

first_imgFacebook Seniors Boykin and Aaron Green try to get something going on the ground Homelessness brought home Rwandan students host commemoration Kelsey Ritchie is a junior Political Science and Journalism double major from Tulsa, OK. She is currently serving as the Student Organizations line editor. Previous articleChristmas Tree Lighting returns Tuesday nightNext articleSubstance abuse on the rise at TCU Kelsey Ritchie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU students celebrate Safety Denzel Johnson signals that a fumble was recovered by TCU Linebacker Ty Summers makes one of his TCU record 23 tackles Quarterback Trevone Boykin dropping back to pass TCU students celebrate TCU defense makes another stop Kelsey Ritchie The TCU and Baylor lines square off TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin ReddIt Boykin scans the field Kelsey Ritchie TCU relied on its run defense Friday night Boykin scans the field The student section stayed full despite the cold and rainy conditions TCU defeated Baylor 28-21 on Friday Nov. 27, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Kicker Jaden Oberkrom prepares to add to the Frogs’ leadcenter_img The TCU Rangers braved the conditions as well TCU was forced to stop the run Boykin, who still looked affected by his ankle injury, did enough to help the Frogs get the W ReddIt Facebook Fans enjoy pregame activities at the Alamodome The TCU and Baylor lines square off Kelsey Ritchie TCU defense Kelsey Ritchie TCU students celebrate TCU defense makes a stop Video: cello ensemble closes out semester with winter concert Linkedin Ponchos were popular Friday night Kelsey Ritchie Twitter Website| + posts TCU topped Baylor in a redemption match after last season’s 61-58 defeat Fan cheers for TCU Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award printThe Frogs beat the Bears Friday night, but words can only tell part of the story. A cold front and record rains created a new atmosphere at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Here’s a collection of photos from the 28-21 TCU victory, courtesy of TCU360 photographer Kelsey Ritchie. Twitterlast_img read more

Women’s basketball pulls off nail-biter win over McNeese State

first_imgprintAfter a sloppy start, the TCU women’s basketball team put together a strong second half to win a close battle over McNeese State. The Frogs came out on top, 74-70.The Frogs struggled early in the game, committing nine turnovers in the first quarter. McNeese was able to build up an early lead, scoring 13 points off of those turnovers. After the first quarter, McNeese led 19-14.TCU head coach Raegan Pebley said she was not pleased with how careless the Frogs were with the ball.“Our turnovers really kept shooting us in the foot,” Pebley said. “Offense is so much about rhythm and when a third of your possessions are interrupted by turnovers it fuels their defense and builds their confidence.”McNeese continued to build their lead, knocking down eight three-pointers in the first half. The Cowgirls led 34-26 at half time.About midway through the third quarter, TCU forward Amy Okonkwo began to dominate for Frogs. Okonkwo scored six straight points followed by an AJ Alix three to bring TCU within two points, 44-42.After trading short runs, McNeese held a 51-48 lead heading into the fourth quarter.Starting the fourth quarter strong, McNeese came out scoring six straight. However, the Frogs forced a few turnovers and capitalized with nine straight points capped by an Alix steal and a layup by Jada Butts to tie the game at 57.The Frogs took their first lead of the game when freshman Kianna Ray hit a three with 4:07 left in the game. The Frogs were now leading 65-62.Okonkwo caused some serious problems for the Cowgirls down low, scoring 15 of her game-high 17 points in the second half on an efficient 8-11 shooting effort.Okonkwo said the guards’ ability to get stops on defense gave her the opportunities to score some big buckets down the stretch.“They pressured the ball,” Okonkwo said. “Our guards played great defense and made them turn over the ball and we were ready to go execute on the offensive end.”With one minute to go, the game was tied at 70. The Frogs were able to force a big turnover, followed by a huge bucket and three-point play opportunity by Ray with 37 seconds left. Ray missed the free throw, but the Frogs had a 72-70 lead with 30 seconds left to play.Down by two, McNeese had one last chance to force the game to overtime.On their last possession, McNeese looked to take the lead with a three late in the shot clock, but Alix came up with a huge block to force a shot clock violation.The Frogs got the ball back with six seconds left and Toree Thompson knocked down two free throws to give the Frogs the 74-70 victory.Pebley said she was worried and expected a close battle coming into this game.“I knew we were a little fatigued coming in,” Pebley said. “McNeese is a good, disciplined team. We’re really fortunate to have won this.”The win pushes the Frogs to a 6-3 overall record. TCU has two more non-conference games before Big 12 play begins.The Frogs will have a week off for finals before they host Texas Southern next Sunday in the Schollmaier Arena. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. Howard dominates in Frogs victory Arik Hughes ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Previous articleSuccess in athletics attracts students to universityNext articleThe Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop comes to Fort Worth Arik Hughes RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arik Hughes + posts Facebook TCU women’s tennis drops match against Texas Twitter Facebook Arik Hughes center_img Arik Hughes (Photo courtesy: Linkedin Arik Hughes TCU bats carry Frogs to a sweep Twitter ReddIt TCU men’s tennis sweeps Oklahoma State TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Linkedinlast_img read more

Writer who was assaulted gets three-and-a-half-year sentence on trumped-up assault charge

first_img April 7, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further News VietnamAsia – Pacific News Thuy was already jailed in 2007 for writing articles critical of the government for websites and dissident publications: She was freed in February 2008 but the political police kept her under surveillance and continued to harass her.Another woman writer, Pham Thanh Nghien, received a four-year jail sentence a few weeks ago in Hai Phong on a charge of “propaganda” against the regime under article 88 of the criminal code. Reporters Without Borders condemns the three-and-a-half-year sentence which a Hanoi court passed today on writer and human rights activist Tran Khai Thanh Thuy on a trumped-up charge of assault. Analysis of some of the prosecution’s evidence against Thuy and her husband, Do Ba Tan, who was given a suspended sentence, shows that it was fabricated by the police. Thuy and her husband assaulted no one. On the contrary, they were the victims of violence on the part of the security forces, which have been making their lives impossible for years.The court convicted the couple of assaulting two neighbours on the evening of 8 October 2009, the day that Thuy tried to travel to Hai Phong (to the east of Hanoi) to attend the trial of six pro-democracy activists. The police intercepted her while she was en route to Hai Phong and escorted her back to the capital.In the evening, two individuals who were clearly in cahoots with the police entered the couple’s home and hit Thuy with a brick, injuring her. Her husband took her to hospital where they were arrested by the police. The next day, the state media carried reports accusing the couple of attacking two neighbours.The police file includes a photo that is supposed to show the injuries that one of the neighbours received at the hands of the couple. But it can be established from an IT analysis of the photo that it was taken in February 2005 and not October 2009, as the police claim (see photo and results of analysis). Col. Vu Cong Long and the other officers in charge of the case clearly fabricated the evidence in order to punish a well-known government critic. Instead of trying her under article 88 of the criminal code, which concerns dissident activities, they preferred to accuse her of violating article 104.“The hidden motive for this grotesque trial and verdict was the desire of the police authorities to silence a critic for a long time, a critic who has never ceased to peacefully defend human rights,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The security forces mounted a Machiavellian response to Thuy’s courage.” Reporters Without Borders has just sent a letter to the European Union’s leaders, including Catherine Ashton and the Spanish presidency, asking them to suspend its human rights dialogue with Vietnam in protest against the recent wave of arrests and trials of pro-democracy activists.Thuy was transferred on 19 October to Hoa Lu prison near Hanoi, where the authorities have denied her the medical attention she needs for the diabetes and advanced tuberculosis she suffers from. Reporters Without Borders already condemned the government’s “criminal” refusal to release Thuy despite the deterioration in her health in a release in November: News Follow the news on Vietnam Help by sharing this information Organisation VietnamAsia – Pacific Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison RSF_en February 5, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Writer who was assaulted gets three-and-a-half-year sentence on trumped-up assault charge April 22, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alertslast_img read more

Pasadena Power Launches New E-Newsletter to Provide More Communication With Public

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Government Pasadena Power Launches New E-Newsletter to Provide More Communication With Public Published on Friday, June 19, 2015 | 11:48 am Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Water and Power has added a new communication tool to its community relations arsenal in the form of an e-newsletter that every customer can opt to receive by email.PWP General Manager Phyllis Currie said the monthly newsletter, Watts Current, will make customers aware of enhancements in the city’s water and electricity infrastructure, and strengthen partnerships with other institutions and community organizations in Pasadena.“It will also update you on rebates and incentives that will help you save money and energy- and water-efficient,” PWP said in announcement.The e-newsletter intends to provide the Pasadena community with up-to-date info about PWP’s initiatives, projects, customer programs, rebates and other resources.This early, PWP said, the newsletter has already to be a successful communication tool.“PWP has received a number of follow-up inquiries from residents, as well as sign-ups for upcoming events and workshops that were highlighted in the newsletter.”Watts Current’s inaugural issue included a drought update that also appears on the website of other city departments, and announced the City Council’s decision to move to Level 2 Water Supply Shortage Plan. Level 2 was approved on June 1 and took effect the day after.The issue also included news about PWP’s high school senior scholarship winners and an introduction to its new programs and workshops.Watts Current is now circulated among almost 30,000 recipients, who can also access PWP’s other online resources including rebate forms and event registration instructions.Customers may subscribe to the e-newsletter by registering on Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more