How Dan Carter became A Perfect 10

first_imgWhen, in 2015, he woke up the day after the quarter-final and could hardly walk, he thought the World Cup curse had struck again. However, he recovered to steer New Zealand to the trophy again, his performances against South Africa and Australia earning him even greater respect as he seized responsibility when the team was wobbling.On the final at Twickenham he says: “I prepared like I’d never prepared in my life for that moment. All the setbacks that I’d had, ’03, ’07, the injury I’d had in 2011 that made no sense, (now) made sense at this moment, 2015.”Pivotal moment: Carter’s drop-goal in the RWC 2015 final wrestled back control for the All Blacks (Getty)There is far more to the film than World Cups and eulogies. Shot in France, Japan and New Zealand, some of the scenery is spectacular and the music entrancingly atmospheric.It’s a delight to see the small rural community, Southbridge, where Carter grew up and the garden in which stand the goalposts – in blue-and-white town colours – that Dan was given as an eighth birthday present. By the age of nine he was landing touchline goals from 40 metres.Sad bystander: Carter looks on as he recovers from the ruptured adductor that ended his 2011 RWC (Getty)He was only five at the time of the inaugural World Cup, co-hosted by his country in 1987. “I saw how it ignited the country; everyone was on the edge of their seats talking about it at school, talking about it at family dinner time, waiting for the next All Blacks game. It was from that moment that I fell in love with the All Blacks.”Ellesmere College, Christchurch Boys High School, even the flat he lived in when he was, remarkably, just playing social rugby before being spotted by Canterbury Academy – we visit all the places that touched his life on the way to sporting greatness.The helicopter flight he takes with pilot McCaw is a clever dynamic, introducing us to the devastating effects of the 2011 earthquake as the two friends look down on Christchurch.And, of course, there is that second Test of the New Zealand-Lions series in Wellington, a match that all who were there (including this writer) will never forget. Carter delivered as near perfect a fly-half performance as has ever been seen, finishing with 33 points.Unplayable: scoring against the Lions in 2005 – “He came of age that day,” says Graham Henry (Getty)Wilkinson was on the losing side that day and says: “There are days when you play against people and you feel they’ve got the Midas touch. To be in the zone like that opens up the game, you start to have an influence far greater than your own space. Everything happens as it’s supposed to happen. Everything you do creates.”Carter’s playing career has nearly run its course. When retirement comes, it will close the door on arguably the greatest No 10 that rugby has seen. Silver screen: Dan Carter at the world premiere of his film, A Perfect 10, in Auckland, NZ (Getty Images) How Dan Carter became A Perfect 10“He has a brilliant game on him,” says Ronan O’Gara, the former Ireland fly-half. “But he also has the capacity to figure out on the run what to do ahead of everyone else. He plays the moment. I think that’s what defines him.”So says O’Gara in a new 90-minute documentary about Dan Carter, the man whose ‘wrong-foot’ conversion brought the curtain down on both the 2015 Rugby World Cup and his own extraordinarily distinguished career.The film has been made by Pitch Productions, and director Luke Mellows admits that the legendary All Black, whose 1,598 Test points will remain a record for many years to come, was initially wary about letting an English crew loose on his life story.“Once he saw the film, his first reaction was relief but he was also quite moved. He was humbled by the fact people said such nice things about him,” says Mellows. “Of all the projects I’ve worked on, I can’t think of one where people were so willing to contribute. There was an ‘anything for Dan’ response.”Clear daylight: Carter’s Test points tally is more than 600 higher than any other current player (AFP)Certainly the great and the good of rugby are all there, including a raft of All Black coaches, Richie McCaw, Beauden Barrett and Jonny Wilkinson, not to mention Carter’s parents and wife Honor. Commentator Scotty Stevenson chips in too, at one point saying: “There was a grace about Dan Carter. There was a glorious choreography about how he approached playing football. It’s almost like watching an illusionist.”Fist pump: the veteran fly-half celebrates Kobelco Steelers’ Top League success last December (Getty)Carter, lest there’s any confusion, is still playing professionally at the age of 37, hoping to help his Japanese club Kobelco Steelers retain the Top League title.There was fanciful talk of him playing at the current World Cup in Japan, but the player has more than enough memories, good and bad, from the four previous tournaments.Indeed, if there is a theme to the documentary it’s that Carter, for all his copious talents, spent much of his 112-cap career coping with crushing misfortune on rugby’s grandest stage. “He’s had so many disappointments but he’s always come back – a true test of character,” says Honor.A peripheral figure at his first World Cup in 2003, Carter left the 2007 quarter-final with an injured calf and watched “in shock” as New Zealand crashed out to France.In 2011 he collapsed in pain whilst taking a kick at goal in training and missed the whole knockout stage as his team-mates won the cup without him. “I really worked closely with the insides, the nines and tens, in training,” he reflects in the film. “I’d be really positive and after that I’d go back to my room and I’d be broken.” The official trailer for Pitch Production’s, Dan Carter: A Perfect 10 #dancartermovie #aperfect10 @DanCarter pic.twitter.com/5FrLZTBiL1— Pitch International (@Pitch_Intl) August 7, 2019 A new film provides an intimate portrait of the legendary All Black fly-half, Dan Carter LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Dan Carter: A Perfect 10 is available to watch in the UK via Amazon Prime.Any questions? 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Judge postpones start of Heather Cook’s homicide trial

first_imgJudge postpones start of Heather Cook’s homicide trial Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA June 12, 2015 at 9:25 am Episcopalians are “far too polite” and also far too privileged (financially secure) to address insecurities which are tragic and fatal. Yes, look at one’s commitment to Christ, and perhaps deputies at General Convention will look at that kind of flesh and blood re-imaging rather than re-structuring with two dimensional diagrams. 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Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel [Episcopal News Service] A Baltimore judge June 4 postponed until September former Episcopal Diocese of Maryland Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook’s criminal trial.Cook’s trial was scheduled to start that day in Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Wanda Heard’s courtroom. She stands accused of 13 charges for allegedly causing the Dec. 27, 2014, car-bicycle accident in suburban Baltimore that killed bicyclist Thomas Palermo, a software engineer at Johns Hopkins Hospital who also built custom bike frames. She is charged with driving the car that struck Palermo while having nearly three times the legal limit of alcohol in her blood system, texting while driving and then leaving the scene of the accident.David Irwin, Cook’s attorney, asked for the postponement, and Cook told the judge during a brief court appearance that she waived her right to a speedy trial, the Associated Press reported. The trial is now set for Sept. 9.“We would hope that we could resolve the case without trial for everybody’s sake, most importantly the Palermo family’s sake,” Irwin told reporters outside the courthouse after the hearing. “To go through the trauma of a trial, my client certainly doesn’t want to have to put them through that.”Irwin also said he had made the “earliest of plea considerations” but had spoken only “very, very briefly” with prosecutors on the matter, according to the Baltimore Sun.On May 1 Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori announced that she and Cook had reached an agreement that deprived her of her status as an ordained person in The Episcopal Church and ended all ecclesiastical disciplinary matters pending against her. That announcement came on the same day that Maryland Bishop Eugene Sutton said he had accepted Cook’s resignation from her diocesan post.A Baltimore grand jury indicted Cook Feb. 4 on 13 counts for allegedly causing the Dec. 27 car-bicycle accident.Five of the charges listed in the indictment by a Baltimore City grand jury come in addition to those Cook had faced since being charged Jan. 9 with four criminal offenses and four traffic violations.The grand jury had added charges of driving while under the influence of alcohol per se (a “per se” DUI charge involves drivers whose blood alcohol limit is above the .08 percent legal limit; such drivers can be charged with drunk driving even if their ability to drive does not appear to be impaired), driving under the impairment of alcohol, texting while driving, reckless driving and negligent driving.Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said in January that a breathalyzer test administered to Cook after the accident showed she had a blood alcohol content of .22 percent.The original Jan. 9 criminal charges included manslaughter by vehicle, criminal negligent manslaughter by vehicle, homicide by driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol per se and homicide by driving a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol.The traffic charges filed on Jan. 9 included failing to remain at an accident resulting in death, failing to remain at the scene of an accident resulting in serious bodily injury, using a text-messaging device while driving causing an accident with death or serious injury, and driving under the influence of alcohol. The grand jury added to the two failure-to-stop offenses a charge of failure to stop the vehicle as close as possible to the scene of an accident.The failing to remain at an accident resulting in serious bodily injury and the failing to remain at an accident resulting in death are both felony charges.Cook appeared in court on the charges for the first time April 2 during an arraignment in Baltimore Circuit Court. Her acceptance at that time of a June 4 trial date meant that she essentially had pleaded not guilty to the 13 charges.Cook faces a combined maximum penalty of at least 39 years in prison and a $39,000 fine, depending on whether her 2010 arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol and for marijuana possession and subsequent “probation before judgment” sentence is considered a first offense for any sentence she might receive if she were convicted of the charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or driving while under the influence of alcohol per se.Cook, who is free on $2.5 million bail, remains in treatment for her issues with alcohol, according to her attorney. She has been living in a drug and alcohol treatment facility since soon after the accident.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books June 18, 2015 at 12:28 am “We would hope that we could resolve the case without trial for everybody’s sake, most importantly the Palermo family’s sake,” Irwin told reporters outside the courthouse after the hearing. “To go through the trauma of a trial, my client certainly doesn’t want to have to put them through that.”If Irwin wants to “resolve the case without trial…for the Palermo family’s sake,” and if his “client certainly doesn’t want to have to put them through that,” then why doesn’t she admit she was DWI and on her cell phone, texting or otherwise connected to someone. Another article in the Baltimore Sun quotes him saying it’s a complicated case, both sides will present arguments yada yada yada. In which case, why go to a quick trial? TEC must be relieved the trial won’t be in progress when convention starts. Comments (2) Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Temporary hospital planned for New York’s St. John the Divine

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags COVID-19, Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL By Egan MillardPosted Apr 6, 2020 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York, New York. Photo courtesy of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine[Episcopal News Service] In New York City, the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis in the United States, hospitals are running out of room for patients, so health officials are turning to alternatives like the USNS Comfort and temporary hospitals in a convention center and Central Park. Plans are now underway to construct another temporary hospital in the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, seat of the Diocese of New York and the largest (by some measurements) Anglican cathedral in the world.The details should be finalized in a few days, but the tentative plan is to set up about 400 hospital beds this week in the massive nave of the cathedral on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Whether the cathedral will handle COVID-19 cases has not yet been decided, but it should be accepting patients within 10 days, according to Lisa Schubert, the cathedral’s vice president of programming and external relations.“Everything is happening in real time,” Schubert told Episcopal News Service. “What we knew a week ago is very different from what we know now.”The nave of St. John the Divine, one of the largest churches in the world. Photo courtesy of the cathedralThe cathedral is partnering with the Mount Sinai hospital network and Samaritan’s Purse, the Christian relief organization that has set up temporary hospital units in Central Park.“Use of this sacred space could lessen pressure on New York City’s overburdened health care system, allowing hospitals to devote more care to COVID-19 patients,” the cathedral’s staff said in a statement.Take a virtual tour of the cathedral here.“In the history and tradition of the church, and following the example of Jesus, cathedrals have long served as places of refuge and healing in times of plague and community crisis,” the Rt. Rev. Clifton Daniel III, dean of the cathedral, said in the statement. “The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is stepping up now, as we always have, to help support our diverse and beloved community and the community of doctors, nurses and volunteers risking their health and well-being in the service of the people of New York City in our hour of need.”As of the morning of April 6, the virus had killed at least 2,475 people in New York City, and the death toll will soon exceed that of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the city that killed about 2,700.– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Health & Healthcare Press Release Servicelast_img read more

July a slow fundraising month for Apopka candidates

first_img August 21, 2017 at 7:02 pm Decision Apopka 2018After an unexpected early beginning to Apopka politics in March, the momentum has finally slowed in midsummer, and fundraising in July was no dream. Mayor Joe Kilsheimer, after raising $14,350 last month, fell to $1,725 in July from eight donations –  three from businesses and five from individuals that ranged between $25-500. He has raised $16,175 in the two months he began to fundraise and spent $5,825, which leaves his campaign account at $10,350.The drop off does not concern him. “I am happy with where we stand,” he said. “The election is still eight months away. We have made a conscious decision not to put Apopka through months and months of campaigning.” On July 31st, members of the Apopka Christian Ministerial Alliance (ACMA) and the South Apopka Ministerial Alliance (SAMA) entered into the election process with a call to change the campaign finance rules. In an email sent to Kilsheimer and to all four city commissioners, they wrote: August 16, 2017 at 6:27 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply  “In an effort to preserve the integrity of the City of Apopka and its citizens, as well as to exemplify the gold standard of citizen self-governance.  Please accept the attached proposed citizen campaign finance reform draft for consideration as well as the City of Miami Beach’s summary memorandum outlining the City of Miami Beach’s campaign finance law enacted in 2016. This is not an effort to cast aspersions, but an effort to avoid the unwarranted perception of compromise of any elected City of Apopka official, which subsequently tarnishes the reputation of Apopka and its citizens.  It is requested that this item be placed on the August 16, 2017, City Commission agenda for commission discussion and consideration.”Mayor Joe Kilsheimer raised $1,725 in July. TAGSFundraising Previous articleDo you understand your cash flow?Next articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR In the Seat #2 race, Commissioner Diane Velazquez announced her intention to run for re-election in March, but has not formally started her campaign, and has not raised any funds towards her bid for a second term. No one, however, has made a formal challenge to her seat as of July 31st. Reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 August 21, 2017 at 7:22 pm Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Hang in there Apopka City Council candidates…..I didn’t snag the big Powerball Jackpot Wednesday, but hang in there, the next one is about $510 million, and if I win the big one, you all will get a campaign donation from me, so pray, hope, and don’t worry……..LOL Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 5 COMMENTS Mama Mia August 15, 2017 at 5:25 pm Reply James1958 Mama Mia August 17, 2017 at 4:26 pm Mama Mia Reply Please enter your comment!  The proposal – titled “Citizen Campaign Finance Reform Initiative”, states in part: “In the spirit to preserve the integrity of the rich heritage of the City of Apopka and its citizens, it is requested that the City Council review, discuss and edit the proposed campaign finance reform for consideration to be adopted by the City of Apopka ordinance. The proposed prescription is summarized below. Candidates for the offices of City of Apopka Mayor or City Commissioner as well as their campaign committees may not directly or indirectly solicit, accept or deposit into such candidate’s campaign account any campaign contribution from a vendor, real estate developer1, and/or their lobbyist.”Pastors Hezekiah Bradford, Darrell Morgan, Jimmy Siberio, Barbara Barnes, Richard King, and Juan Rodriguez signed the email. Morgan is the President of the ACMA, Siberio is the Vice President of the ACMA, and Bradford is the President of the SAMA. Dr. Ray Shackleford, who is not a pastor, also signed the email. On August 7th, Apopka City Manager Glenn Irby responded to their request. Reply That is a thoughtfully written draft proposal, however those real estate developers, vendors, and lobbyists can channel their cash over to their nieces, nephews, granddaddies, grandmas, cousins, Fido’s name, etc., and each and every person can then forward it in under their names/and or occupations….right? How are you all going to stop that? I definitely understand you all’s concerns, however. Don’t you Apopka City Council candidates worry one bit, about slacking donations coming in, because I will not show any partiality to any of you all, and will give each and every one of you a campaign donation when I win the big power ball jackpot……okay? LOL Darn, no luck for me on the last power ball drawing for the $ 510 plus million. I guess all of you Apopka City Council Candidates aren’t going to get a campaign donation from me, after all. It is not looking too good for me to win the $ 650 plus million rollover, either. Sorry, I had good intentions to help you all, I meant well, but I guess I am not too great at picking numbers. Looks much easier than it actually is…. LOL Reply  “We have hundreds of supporters inside Apopka and outside Apopka,” he said. “By the time we get to the election, that will be clear.”Nelson raised $2,650 in July, which matches his total for June. His total fundraising tally is at $39,160 since he announced his intention to run in March. Nelson has spent $16,477.77 on his campaign effort, which means he has $22,683.77 on hand. In July, Nelson had four individuals and two businesses give contributions ranging from $100-$1,000.“We continue to get positive feedback as we push our message out to the constituents of Apopka,” Nelson said. “We continue to get broad support from people who share my vision for a prosperous city. We are thrilled by the momentum that our campaign has maintained.”Commissioner Bryan Nelson raised $2,650 in July.In the Seat #1 City Commission race, Alexander Smith extended his fundraising lead over Gene Knight with an $1,140.00 haul, which included 13 individual donors giving him contributions ranging from $20-500. Smith has raised a total of $5,101.15 and spent $1,483.92 on his bid to succeed Commissioner Billie Dean for the seat, which leaves him with $3,617.23 on hand.“Fund raising efforts continue to be productive and the support of family and friends continues to grow,” Smith said. “We are out knocking on doors and asking those for support as we get our message out. I will be a voice for all the citizens of Apopka.” Knight raised $50 in July, which came from one business donor. His account has a balance of $531.14, and the slow fundraising month did not thwart his excitement about his campaign.“Everything is going well. Donations are coming in, and I’m still getting a good response,” Knight said. “I’ve been going door to door meeting the citizens of Apopka and getting a good response. Do I need donations? Yes but I’m not looking for large amounts. I think people will vote for who they believe will stand up for them and not just say things to get elected. I’m not going to pretend to be someone I’m not. I will have the citizen’s back 100%.”Dean has announced he will not run for re-election to Seat #1. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014   “Thank you for your email of July 31, 2017. The City always appreciates the interest of its citizens in good government, however, the scheduling of agenda items such as the one you propose is accomplished based upon the desires of the City Council. The issue you raise is appropriate to bring up during the Public Comment portion of a regularly scheduled council meeting. At that time, should any council member wish to see the issue placed on an upcoming agenda the entire body can consider its future scheduling.”Some businesses and individuals would fit the description laid out in the proposal on Kilsheimer’s donor list. However, he believes it is appropriate for everyone to be a part of an election that might effect them.“It seems inappropriate to take government action to deny groups of people the right to participate in the political process simply because of their business,” said Kilsheimer. “Voters are entitled to look at every aspect of a candidate’s record, including donations, to decide for themselves whom they will elect. That’s why we have laws governing disclosure of contributions.”Kilsheimer has also opened his campaign with an unusual amount of donations from outside the city of Apopka. So far only one out of 32 donors resides in the city. But Kilsheimer points out it’s still early in the process, and by the conclusion of the political cycle, those donations will balance out. Please enter your name here Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here I want to come see the Apopka candidates’ campaign debates whenever they get scheduled, and are free. Sorry, but I don’t want to have to pay to see you all…..( I am laughing) How about some free vittles, and free wine too, maybe??? That would be “oh so nice”. Cheese trays too…..yes! I don’t think donations from people that do not live in the city, should be allowed , why would outsiders want to be involved in things that don’t have any bearing on their lives. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Azul Nomeolvides Vacation Home / Samantha Calzada

first_img Engineering:José Oswaldo Calzada PeláezConstruction:Constructora DaVinci City:BacalarCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bernardo Buendía BoschRecommended ProductsUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBECeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. Located in a humid tropical climate on the shores of Bacalar Lake in Mexico, the architectural proposition of this vacation home maintains the conservation of the natural environment as its primary focus and uses bioclimatic architectural principles to engage with its habitat.Save this picture!© Bernardo Buendía BoschSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Bernardo Buendía BoschBenefiting from the steep slope, the project is fragmented into small modules, consciously integrated with the natural terrain and maximizing lake views. The layout is over stepped levels, making it possible to limit the build footprint to 5% of the land and retain 95% of green or permeable area.Save this picture!© Bernardo Buendía BoschSave this picture!© Bernardo Buendía BoschOn arrival, a community or social area blends into the surrounding jungle and represents the start of a welcome pathway leading to six rooms designed as independent units. Oriented towards the prevailing winds, the front and back façade utilize a wall-louver treatment to guarantee cross ventilation. The A-frame design extends the walls into the roof, using zacate k’oxolaak grass, a sustainably grown and locally sourced material and natural thermal insulator, as the main building skin. Low maintenance materials and regional resources were prioritized during procurement to ensure an ecofriendly symbiosis with the surroundings.  Save this picture!© Bernardo Buendía BoschThe six meter high roof isolates the living space from heat. The louver openings in the apex create a chimney effect, achieving cooler interiors as hot air rises. The 60º roof inclination results in 60% to 90% lower heat gain by radiation than a flat roof. Its design also leans forward to prevent direct radiation on the south façade, while still permitting diffused natural light and generous lake views.Save this picture!PlansSave this picture!PlansAs part of the conservation commitment, all existing trees were preserved and the regeneration of endemicvegetation was central to recover from previous anthropogenic activities that had affected the area. The project produces its own electricity and recycles all wastewater. The construction method on pilotis conserves the connectivity of ecosystems through the establishment of biological corridors, as well as a natural course for rainwater runoff, limiting erosion. The result is a permeable architecture in fluid conversation with the senses, the land, the air and the water that surrounds it.Save this picture!© Bernardo Buendía BoschProject gallerySee allShow lessPublic Housing Vilar 5 / Müller.FeijooSelected ProjectsBest Architectural Projects of 2020Articles Share Projects Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Jinko Solar, Think Tim “COPY” Azul Nomeolvides Vacation Home / Samantha Calzada 2019 Year:  “COPY” Samantha Calzada Valencia CopyLandscape Architecture, Houses•Bacalar, Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953186/azul-nomeolvides-vacation-home-samantha-calzada Clipboard Save this picture!© Bernardo Buendía Bosch+ 31Curated by Clara Ott Sharecenter_img Lead Architect: Azul Nomeolvides Vacation Home / Samantha CalzadaSave this projectSaveAzul Nomeolvides Vacation Home / Samantha Calzada Landscape Architecture Area:  400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953186/azul-nomeolvides-vacation-home-samantha-calzada Clipboard Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Mexico ArchDaily Architects: Samantha Calzada Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSamantha CalzadaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsLandscape ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesMexicoPublished on December 15, 2020Cite: “Azul Nomeolvides Vacation Home / Samantha Calzada” [Casa de vacaciones Azul Nomeolvides / Samantha Calzada] 15 Dec 2020. 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Charity Film Awards go virtual for 2020

first_img The Charity Film Awards are back as a digital only event this year, with 400 charity films entered and nearly 100,000 members of the public having voted so far.The announcing of this year’s winners will be live-streamed live streamed on the Charity Film Awards website, YouTube and Facebook at 7pm on 21 April with a screening of the winning films and opportunities for audience interaction through social media. There will also be a dedicated slot for all 127 Charity Film Awards finalists to share their films with their supporters immediately prior to the broadcast. The format will allow for public voting to take place until the moment before the awards ceremony starts.All the finalists are being given marketing packs to help them manage supporter communications at this busy time. Additionally, to maximise their exposure, for the first time ever there will be People’s Choice winners in each turnover category as well as an overall People’s Choice winner.The timing of the new digital event has been created in partnership with I Wish I’d Thought of That, and will begin in the evening after this concludes.Charity Film Awards, founder Simon Burton said:“The current Covid-19 situation is impacting on all of our lives and is making it impossible to deliver the physical event we want to create for Charity Film Awards. The welfare and wellbeing of the charities involved and the communities they work with, are our priority. As such, this year’s Charity Film Awards Gala will become a digital event. We hope we can gather everyone together to view all the winning films at a celebratory screening when the conditions are more favourable.” Tagged with: Awards Charity Film Awards  563 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  564 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 www.thepurplepim.com.center_img Advertisement Melanie May | 26 March 2020 | News Charity Film Awards go virtual for 2020 WATCH The Charity Film Awards 2020last_img read more

Imprisoned journalist dies of TB after authorities repeatedly refuse treatment

first_img RSF_en October 5, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Imprisoned journalist dies of TB after authorities repeatedly refuse treatment Follow the news on Nepal Organisation Help by sharing this information News News News June 8, 2020 Find out more NepalAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story to go further Maheshwor Pahari (picture), a journalist who had been detained in the western city of Pokhara since January 2004, has died of tuberculosis. The prison authorities repeatedly refused to give him proper treatment. Reporters Without Borders asks Ian Martin, the representative of the UN high commissioner for human rights in Nepal, to investigate his death and establish who was responsible. Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the death of imprisoned journalist Maheshwor Pahari from tuberculosis last night after the authorities repeatedly refused to treat him. He was aged just 30.“The government has a clear responsibility in this young journalist’s death,” the press freedom organisation said. “Held secretly for months, tortured and then put in an extremely overcrowded cell, Pahari is the latest victim of the security forces’ criminal policy towards anyone suspected of sympathising with the Maoist rebels.”Reporters Without Borders continued: “We call on Ian Martin, the representative of the UN high commissioner for human rights in Nepal, to launch an investigation into Pahari’s death to determine where the responsibility lies.”After this tragedy, the government should immediately release the other three journalists still imprisoned in Nepal, Tej Narayan Sapkota, Rupak Sapkota and Nagendra Upadhyay, the organisation added.Pahari died just one week after being transferred from the main prison in the western city of Pokhara to the regional hospital located in the same city. Although doctors had been recommending his transfer to Kathmandu for treatment, the prison authorities had again just refused to do this. Until the end, the police refused to let his friends and fellow journalists see him. Only his wife was able to talk to him for a few minutes in the hospital.Pahari had been ill for several months but the prison guards refused to provide him with the necessary medicines or improve his conditions of detention. He was held with about 100 other detainees in a cell designed for 20 prisoners.According to statements obtained by Reporters Without Borders from several sources, Pahari was in good health at the time of his arrest.His wife and mother of his two children, Durga Pahari, said: “The doctors recommended his transfer to a better hospital but because of the ignorance of the guards and prison management, he died.”Pahari worked for the local weekly Rastriya Swabhiman, which stopped publishing after the Maoist rebels broke off the cease-fire in August 2003. The security forces had hounded him for years because, although they had no proof, they suspected him of links with the rebels.He was arrested on 2 January 2004 and was secretly held at Phulbari barracks near Pokhara under the anti-terrorism law. As he left Kaski prison near Pokhara on 13 May 2005 on completion of a six-month sentence, he was re-arrested and taken to Ward police station in Bagar, a northern district of Pokhara. Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill May 29, 2019 Find out more NepalAsia – Pacific Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage News May 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Brankica Stanković

first_img Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Ismail Saymaz Turkey Find out more Blaž Zgaga Slovenia Find out more Information hero Brankica Stanković Malahat Nasibova Azerbaijan Find out more to go further It’s not easy being an investigative journalist in the Balkans, as the Serbian journalist Brankica Stanković knows only too well. She has headed Insajder, the B92 media group’s flagship investigative TV programme, since 2004. She was just doing her job in November 2009 when she tackled the sensitive issue of links between organized crime and hooligans that support the Belgrade football club Partizan. That may have been her last moment of complete freedom. Amid death threats and acts of intimidation that included the stabbing of an inflatable doll representing Stanković in the stands of the Partizan stadium, the police put her under protection. She nonetheless still continues to investigate organized crime and corruption. center_img Mutabar Tadjibayeva Uzbekistan Find out more Europe – Central AsiaSerbia Nuriddin Karshiboev Tajikistan Find out more Follow the news on Serbia Europe – Central AsiaSerbia See morelast_img read more

Fed Announces Slow Approach to Interest Rate Increases in 2015

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Home / Daily Dose / Fed Announces Slow Approach to Interest Rate Increases in 2015 Tagged with: Federal Open Market Committee Federal Reserve FOMC Interest rates The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago December 17, 2014 993 Views center_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Tory Barringer Federal Open Market Committee Federal Reserve FOMC Interest rates 2014-12-17 Tory Barringer Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: MCS Valuations Announces Management Changes Next: DS News Webcast: Thursday 12/18/2014  Print This Post Fed Announces Slow Approach to Interest Rate Increases in 2015 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it intends to take a slow approach to raising interest rates in the coming year, even as the economy continues to strengthen.In a policy statement released following the last 2014 meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the central bank reaffirmed its view that the economy is expanding at a “moderate pace,” pointing to continued improvements in the labor market tempered by still-high numbers of unemployed and underemployed Americans and slower growth in the housing sector.Given the current climate, the committee hinted that it will take steps to raise short-term interest rates in 2015, though it still would not commit to a time frame, saying only that “it will likely be appropriate to maintain … the [current] federal funds rate for a considerable period of time.””Based on its current assessment, the Committee judges that it can be patient in beginning to normalize the stance of monetary policy,” the Fed said in its statement.While the phrase “considerable period of time”—commonly interpreted by analysts to be around six months—is not a new addition to the Fed’s language, policymakers did clarify that they’re counting the time from when the central bank ended its asset purchase program in October. If the interpretations hold out, that could signal an increase as soon as April, though many economists expect June is more likely.In a survey, 15 of 17 officials at the Fed predicted an increase in interest rates starting next year, with the other two saying the first hikes will come in 2016.At the same time, their forecast for rates slipped to 1.125 percent by year-end 2015, down from the last outlook in September.Perhaps encouraged by recent monthly payroll numbers, officials predicted the unemployment rate next year will drop to 5.2–5.3 percent, a more optimistic outlook than in September. As of November, the national unemployment rate was 5.8 percent.Economic growth, meanwhile, was pegged at 2.6–3.0 percent for 2015, unchanged despite a rosier outlook for 2014. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Updated: Man dies following Donegal Town road crash

first_img Pinterest Updated: Man dies following Donegal Town road crash Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry A man in his 60s has been killed in a road crash on the Donegal town by-pass. The two-car collision happened at 4pm this afternoon.There were two occupants in each car. One man was pronounced dead at the scene.The three other people were taken to Letterkenny General Hospital, but their injuries are not serious. The road is closed with diversions through Donegal town.The road is expected to remain closed until Saturday morning.Meanwhile at least one person was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital following a collision on the Glenties to Letterkenny Road on Friday afternoon.It is thought their injuries are not life threatening – the road was closed for a time but has since re-opened. WhatsApp News WhatsApp Previous articleGardai investigate suspicious approach of child in BallindraitNext articleKFO: Donegal jobs could be lost following blue whiting decision News Highland center_img Facebook Google+ Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Twitter By News Highland – October 22, 2010 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more