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Three bidders left in race for Olympic site

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp THE OLYMPIC Delivery Authority (ODA) has narrowed its search for the future owner of the Olympic Village to three candidates, it announced yesterday, as the Games organisers prepare to launch a massive advertising campaign to drum up ticket applications. Hong Kong conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa has been shortlisted, alongside medical charity Wellcome Trust and a consortium made up of real estate investment adviser Delancey and the property arm of the Qatar Investment Authority. The ODA currently owns around half of the 2,818 homes in the Olympic Village site in Stratford, along with six development plots nearby with space for a further 2,000 properties. Triathlon Homes, a joint venture between London housing firms First Base, Southern Housing and East Thames, has already bought the other half of the properties at the village and plans to turn them into affordable housing after the Olympics.The homes across the village sites will range from studio apartments to five bedroom houses once converted from athletes’ accommodation, helping to ease the severe shortage of affordable housing in east London. ODA chief executive Dennis Hone said: “The quality of the three shortlisted parties is a vote of confidence in the Olympic Village, demonstrating both UK and international interest in first-class British property.”The ODA has spent nearly £1.1bn building the Olympic Village site, out of a total £9.3bn investment in the 2012 Games.One of the candidates, Wellcome Trust, is also considering an offer for the bulk of the entire Olympics site, including the stadium, aquatics centre and athletics village. The Qatari investment group already owns several high profile properties in London, including Harrods and a stake in the owners of Canary Wharf. A final decision on the management contract will be made in the summer. The London Organising Committee has said that demand for tickets for the event was strong ahead of the 26 April deadline for pre-registration. But it is understood that the group is lining up an advertising campaign, after the group’s chief executive Paul Deighton told the International Olympics Committee around £100m-worth of tickets will not be sold in the pre-registration process.ADVISERS: SAVILLS AND ERNST & YOUNGED DE JONGESAVILLSTHE Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) hired Savills last October to work on the sale of the Village site, but the firm has been involved in planning the legacy of the sites for much longer, as part of a property panel advising the ODA on all aspects of the Olympic site. Jones Lang LaSalle, CBRE, Deloitte, DTZ and Gerald Eve with Ikon Consulting are also on the panel.Leading the Savills Olympics team is Ed de Jonge, a director at the firm with expertise in east London. Financial services firm Ernst & Young is also consulting on the Village sale, but is remaining tight-lipped about the team involved. The firm has plenty of experience with Olympics sites, although London will be hoping that most of it won’t be needed – the firm was appointed administrator for the Vancouver Olympic Village last November, barely a year after the Canadian city hosted the 2010 Winter Games. Marion Dakers & Robert Leedham Share Wednesday 6 April 2011 8:17 pm Three bidders left in race for Olympic site whatsapp KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Why did Royal Dutch Shell shares surge 70%?

first_imgWhy did Royal Dutch Shell shares surge 70%? Jay Yao has no position in any of the shares mentioned.  The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Since 28 October, the Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB) share price has surged around 70%. This has made it one of the best performers in the FTSE 100 over that span. This rally is a sharp contrast to earlier in 2020 when the stock badly underperformed.Given the rally, here’s why I think Royal Dutch Shell shares rose so much.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Why I think Royal Dutch Shell shares surgedI think the main reason why Royal Dutch Shell shares have rallied strongly is that Brent crude oil prices have risen. While Brent averaged around $43 per barrel in the third quarter of 2020, the price is now around $52 per barrel.Royal Dutch Shell benefits from that rise. According to an update note from December, the company’s cash flow from operations (CFFO) price sensitivity is estimated to be around $6bn per year for each $10 price movement in a barrel of Brent. That means RDSB very likely makes billions more in CFFO given the rally so far in the commodity.With that extra CFFO, management could potentially achieve their key target of strengthening the balance sheet more easily. Specifically, management is intent on reducing RDSB’s net debt to $65bn to potentially get better credit ratings. According to management’s estimates, the company reckons it would then be at the threshold of the AA credit rating range.With the extra CFFO, RDSB could also potentially reach $65bn net debt earlier and return more capital back to shareholders sooner. RDSB management has committed to returning a portion of CFFO back to shareholders after the $65bn net debt target has been achieved.Management said, “Once we have reduced our net debt to this level, we target to further increase total shareholder distributions to be in total, in the range of 20 to 30% of our cash flow from operations, through dividends and share buybacks”.Transition to greenIf oil prices continue to surge, I think the Royal Dutch Shell share price will continue to rise in the near term. Whether oil prices will continue to rally is unknowable, however, given that the commodity depends on so many variables.In the long term, I think how well shares do depends on how management does on their green transition. In that regard, I reckon management will succeed. The company is already a leader in liquid natural gas, which is regarded by many as a bridge to low carbon energy forms. RDSB also has several promising green energy initiatives such as its hydrogen business. The hydrogen business is small right now. However, it has potential for a lot of growth in the future, given the right government policies. With its stock, management can also potentially do M&A to help with the transition in the future. I think Royal Dutch Shell has the resources, management talent, and the time to make a successful transition. As a result, I’d buy and hold Royal Dutch Shell shares.  Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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Saints and sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_img THE SAINTSBack-row headacheWho’d be a Lions selector? The recent return from a hamstring injury of Peter O’Mahony has helped make the back-row conundrum ridiculously tough for Warren Gatland and Co.The Munster captain, outstanding for Ireland against England 16 days ago, took the wind out of Toulouse’s sails with two early lineout steals in Limerick and looks just the sort of gritty and intelligent workhorse the Lions will need in New Zealand. Some have even suggested he go as captain.Yet everywhere you looked this weekend there were other back-row contenders putting in a huge performance.It started on Friday night at Murrayfield, where Hamish Watson showed what a strong ball-carrier he is in a losing cause against La Rochelle.Top Scot: Edinburgh flanker Hamish Watson was Man of the Match against La Rochelle (Inpho)“A lot of the good stuff in the second half was sparked by him,” said Edinburgh coach Duncan Hodge. “He’s got X-factor and ball in hand he’s incredibly dangerous.”Watson, who had a terrific Six Nations, made nine carries for 75 metres along with nine tackles and yet such is the competition for places that he can only be considered a long shot for a Lions spot.Faletau steps upThe second Challenge Cup quarter-final, between Bath and Brive, saw Taulupe Faletau reassert his claim. The Wales No 8 is not a regular try-scorer – with only seven in 67 Tests – but he bagged a double in Bath’s win at the Rec and, like Watson, won Man of the Match.For his first try he ran a blocking line and then appeared on Kahn Fotuali’i’s shoulder to take the scoring pass; for the second he produced one of several smart support lines off Matt Banahan to go through a hole.One tap tackle on Takudzwa Ngwenya demonstrated his renowned defensive quality and he is surely a shoo-in for the Lions.Beef stewIn Dublin it was Sean O’Brien’s turn to bolster his case, and by the time he took his leave in Leinster’s emphatic 32-17 victory over Wasps, he had made 16 carries (for 76 metres), ten tackles and a couple of turnovers.If only he had better hands his place on the plane would not be in doubt.Irish tank: Sean O’Brien produced the goods as Leinster brushed Wasps aside at the Aviva (Inpho)Is Ross Moriarty, a try-scorer for Gloucester against Cardiff Blues, ahead of him in the pecking order?The Welshman hits harder but carries less effectively and he will hope the Lions selectors have long memories, because by the time they firm up the squad to be named on 19 April, it will be ten or so weeks since his earth-shuddering performance against England.The zing of ZeboIf you’re looking for a Lions bolter, Leinster’s Joey Carbery could be your man. The ten-cum-15 oozes class, none more so than the way he exploited the short side from a loose Wasps kick to engineer Jack Conan’s try.Carbery made a staggering 25 carries and 200 metres but he may have to wait until South Africa 2021 for his chance because, among others with superior claims, Simon Zebo is playing with the panache befitting a Lion.The Munsterman was immense under the high ball and at restarts against Toulouse and has the advantage of being a natural wing/full-back.Munster marvel: Simon Zebo proved too hot for Toulouse to handle as Munster eased into the semi-finals (Inpho)Chris Ashton’s attacking skills are exceptional, as he showed in Saracens’ magnificent 38-13 success against Glasgow, but his feeble failed effort to stop Lee Jones scoring is perhaps what will lodge strongest in the minds of the Lions coaches.Midas touchOne man who definitely won’t be touring New Zealand is Billy Twelvetrees, but he reminded us all of why he won 22 England caps and was a regular Test starter up until three years ago.The Gloucester player, who had to move sideways into the fly-half spot after Billy Burns’s early concussion against Blues, had one of those golden nights when he could do no wrong.Four of Gloucester’s six tries came from first phase and it was Twelvetrees’s perfect cross-kick for Jonny May that sparked the remarkable turnaround (see more in Sinners).On song: Billy Twelvetrees slotted five kicks at goal during Gloucester’s defeat of Cardiff Blues (Getty)Tigers legends out in forceJim Hamilton, enjoying a spell in Sarries’ engine room while George Kruis continues his rehab (he may be back for the semi-final in Dublin), was one of the ex-Tigers who attended the first Six Nations Review Dinner at Welford Road. The battle for back-row Lions selection took centre stage on a gripping weekend of European action that also featured bizarre decisions and calamitous finishing TAGS: Highlight Brive encounter: Bath No 8 Taulupe Faletau scores the first of his two tries against Brive (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Lewis Moody, Harry Ellis and Graham Rowntree also joined current Leicester players at a dinner that will become an annual event.Rowntree, who will be going on the Lions tour as scrum coach, said the squad had the potential to be “the best in 30 years” and certainly you get a sense that the top players in Britain and Ireland are raising their game ahead of the squad announcement.Dinner host Matt Poole, the ex-Tigers lock, added: “It’s always great to get the lads up on stage and let the conversation flow. From poking fun at one another to gaining incredible insights on the game we love, it’s a fantastic way for fans to get even closer to the players.”Dining with Tigers: Jim Hamilton takes the microphone for a Six Nations review at LeicesterTHE SINNERSWillie wonkyOnly one place to start: the Aviva Stadium. Willie le Roux encapsulated what is an all-too-frequent yet absurd occurrence – failing to safely touch the ball down for a try.Wasps were trailing Leinster 8-0 midway through the first half when Kurtley Beale – a joy to watch – carved through the blue ranks and found Le Roux, alive to the opportunity, tearing up in support.The South African left the defenders for dust but let the ball slip from his grasp during his prematurely triumphant dive. An absolute howler from which Wasps never recovered.Turning point: Wasps’ Willie le Roux loses the ball in the act of diving over Leinster’s line (Getty)Running up a blind alleyFar more forgivable but still qualifying for this week’s Sinners section was Matthew Morgan’s ill-advised counter-attack at Kingsholm.Cardiff Blues led Gloucester 26-20 when the full-back set off diagonally from his 22 with all of his team-mates in front of him. Ben Morgan, quicker than you might expect for a big man, made a super tackle and Gloucester forced a scrum turnover from which Jonny May scored a try.Gloucester went on to win the second half 26-3, finishing 46-26 victors, and so clinched a semi-final date later this month with La Rochelle, where they lost 42-13 in December.Forward-pass fiascoThis column feels a bit guilty criticising when match officials but there were some bizarre calls made at the weekend.The Italian TMO Stefano Penne ruled out a legitimate try by Brive wing Benito Masilevu for a so-called forward pass by Arnaud Mignardi.It wouldn’t have changed the outcome but it denied the French team a superb score from a move featuring off-the-top lineout ball, two decoy runners and a beautifully weighted miss pass.At Thomond Park, we had the other side of the coin because Paul Perez’s try from Yoann Maestri’s forward pass was allowed to stand by referee JP Doyle.“I need an angle to prove it’s a forward pass,” said the RFU referee, even though he already had the footage he needed to rule it out. The surprised grin on the face of Fabien Pelous, Toulouse’s sporting director, spoke volumes.Party time: Andrew Conway’s late try put the seal on Munster’s quarter-final victory (Getty)The delays for TMO decisions in the Munster-Toulouse game were too long. For example, you could quickly see that Francois Cros had challenged Duncan Williams with a late elbow, so why look at it about eight times?The business endChampions Cup semi-finals (22-23 April)Clermont Auvergne v Leinster (Matmut Stadium de Gerland, Lyon)Munster v Saracens (Aviva Stadium, Dublin)Challenge Cup semi-finals (21-23 April)Stade Francais v Bath (Stade Jean Bouin, Paris) La Rochelle v Gloucester (Stade Marcel Defiandre)Happy Sarries: Chris Ashton (right) is congratulated by Brad Barritt and Neil de Kock after scoring his second try against Glasgow. The European champions now travel to Ireland’s capital (Getty)For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

Keeping your cool in a hot climate

first_img Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply One of the reasons Florida is such a popular state to live in is undoubtedly its climate. However, while its winters are generally mild to warm, there are parts of the summer that can be unbearably hot. This has frequently proven to be a challenge for architects seeking ways to make homes habitable all year round, without total reliance on air conditioning to do the job for them.There are a number of classic design and construction principles that are often used, as well as more modern approaches too. But in all, the simple idea of using airflow to keep temperatures low inside a home is one of the oldest, and most practical. That’s why many Floridian homes have porches out front where residents can sit under the shade of the overhanging roof, while behind them a screen door allows the movement of air through the home.It’s certainly not all a question of free airflow. There’s also insulation. While you may think that having good insulation will mean an unbearably hot home, when it’s combined with the work of air conditioning that keeps the inside of a home cool, insulating against external conditions becomes very effective. In addition, many Florida homes are increasingly being built from materials that do a great deal to absorb external heat and prevent it from penetrating into the home’s interior.While it may seem like the peak of Floridian summer heat is unbearable, it pales in comparison with some of the temperatures that can be experienced in the United Arab Emirates. For example, the average temperature in Ajman, Dubai in July is a searingly hot 109 F degrees,  only dropping to 84 F degrees at night. With this kind of heat some serious measures are needed. The first thing that many people want to know when searching for rental properties through agencies is what steps have been taken to make places comfortable for habitation. As Bayut listing data shows, most villas boast air conditioning, but further measures are also needed. In the older Al Rawda district of Ajman, the villas are built in the traditional Arabic style in which the layout places rooms used in the daytime on the shaded side of the property. Homes in the newer Al Jurf area rely more heavily on the use of modern, heat-absorbing materials in their construction.Ajman Dubai (CCBY-2.0) by shazzandrobWith excessively high temperatures, heat-absorbing materials are vital as a climate of this kind needs insulation from the external heat. There are also some very exciting new materials being developed which use thermodynamics and become cooler than the air that surrounds them.A completely different kind of heat is what can be found in Indonesia, where high temperatures are coupled with excessively high levels of both humidity and rainfall. In that country, these high temperatures, humidity and rainfall has led to the kind of home design which brings the outside in, and vice versa. You’ll find bath and shower rooms are often open to the elements and rooms are built around open central courtyards, often with pools or other water features at their center.With a global climate that is said to be steadily increasing in temperature it’s likely that more and more countries will have to start incorporating many of these ideas into their designs. And, what is certain to be a challenge for architects, will certainly be a boon for the people who will live more comfortably in the houses that they design with climate in mind. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear TAGSArchitectsHot ClimatesHousingInsulationKeeping Cool Previous articleBREAKING NEWS: Florida reopens May 4th, phase one, with exception of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach countiesNext articleNew Amazon Prime Video series and movies coming in May 2020 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

Cave House in Loess Plateau / hyperSity Architects

first_imgArchDaily Save this picture!Recommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionText description provided by the architects. This house is a renovation project of “wow home” TV series, for the client Ye Liangchen, a Internet star, who lives in the Loess Plateau of Shanxi Province. The original house is one of typical traditional cave courtyard in the village, in disrepair, and almost collapsed condition. Save this picture!Site PhotoSave this picture!Site PhotoIt included a main cave as the living space in the north, and three rigid side caves as the bedroom space in the eastern part. In an area of about more than 50 square meters and the depth is 11 meters without a kitchen and toilet, the space of main cave was extremely dark and damp.Save this picture!Given the traditional cave has the advantage of warmness in winter and coolness in summer, the design strategy follows tectonic of vernacular cave dwellings, but ensures that that each room is well ventilated and lighted. The design strategy is to preserve the northern cave houses, and to transform the run-down southwest wing caves into couple of independent spaces oriented to the south, which contain a kitchen, bedrooms, storage room, a dining room and a toilet. Save this picture!DiagramSave this picture!AxonThe preserved main cave is divided into two separated functions, the inner space as grandma’s bedroom, while the outer space as living room for family gathering. Taking into consideration the sunlight and ventilation in the cave, a circular glass light well sized in 1.5-meter diameter is devised in the middle of the cave. The main entrance of main cave is transformed into a wooden grid façade and glass curtain wall, which introduces plenty of sunshine.   In front of the cave entrance is a new semi curved canopy, which prevents the strong wind from the northwestern Mongolia.   Save this picture!Save this picture!Save this picture!Besides the improvement of living conditions, the prototype of walled structure compound is applied in the new design with more dynamic courtyard sequences. Courtyards introduce the nature to the house. The architect intends to maximize the outdoor space visually and psychologically.  Hence, 5 scattered courtyard landscapes are created within the compound, and connected through a zigzag path similar to the Chinese garden to create a tranquil atmosphere and infinite spatial experience. These areas also enable fresh air and daylight to enter every single house. Save this picture!Save this picture!The architect is committed to the integration of new building and local environment. The new houses are strictly controlled within the red line and the original building height. In the aspect of the selection of materials, the new building adopts the technology of traditional rammed earth, which composed of the mixed clay and sands from the top of surrounding mountains. By doing so, this building appear unique texture and color, whereas the effects of rammed earth in other places would appear various because of different origins of the clays. The application of rammed earth not only reflects the local building traditions, but also brings in the strength and permanence of stone with the warmth and simplicity of wood.  It also profoundly helps reduce the budget of project.Save this picture!Re use the previous furniture for interior space so that people can feel familiar from the old life.Save this picture!Rural people deserve a modern life and ample modern facilities. However, rural areas should not be the lower versions of the city, and should not be the followers of the city. Instead, it should maintain the intimated relations to the sky and the land.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessUniversity of Navarra Clinic in Madrid / IDOMSelected ProjectsRock & Branch / Hyunjoon Yoo ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Cave House in Loess Plateau / hyperSity Architects “COPY” Save this picture!+ 52 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2016 Year:  Projects Architects: hyperSity Architects Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img CopyHouses•Weinan, China Area:  278 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard China Cave House in Loess Plateau / hyperSity ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCave House in Loess Plateau / hyperSity Architects CopyAbout this officehyperSity ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWeinanChinaPublished on January 17, 2017Cite: “Cave House in Loess Plateau / hyperSity Architects” 16 Jan 2017. 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SL House / ANX

first_img 2017 Year:  Residential Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: James Hardie, LaHabra, Metal Window Corp., Spark Modern Fires, California PoolsSave this picture!© Brian Thomas JonesText description provided by the architects. A slightly descending hillside parcel in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles serves as the location for this single family residence. In addition to the site’s gentle topography near the highland of the surrounding hills, the opportunity to capture commanding views of Downtown Los Angeles, the Hollywood sign, and the Griffith Observatory influenced the position and orientation of the home.Save this picture!© Brian Thomas JonesSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Brian Thomas JonesSave this picture!Second Floor PlanArranged into two spatially interlocking volumes – a “cube” and a “bar” – the residence responds to the massing, scale, and setbacks of its suburban context, while also extending deep into the site to maximize relationships with the landscape and the distant vistas beyond. Entry into the home is found at the interstice between these two volumes, terminating upon arrival at the centrally located sculptural stair. Weaving these two volumes together, the stair core serves as the home’s interior center of activity.Save this picture!© Brian Thomas JonesOn the ground floor, the “cube” contains the garage and the voluminous kitchen opening to the pool terrace, while the well illuminated family room and deck are stacked above on the second floor. The street-oriented den, internally positioned dining room, and fully glazed living room and expansive terrace are placed on the ground floor of the “bar”, with the bedrooms and laundry room achieving privacy on the second floor.Save this picture!© Brian Thomas JonesA private terrace, screened from the street and neighboring properties is enveloped by the interior spaces of the home, promoting direct access to the pool, landscape, and the exterior living and dining areas. An exterior deck, with sunset views, is located adjacent the family room, while the master bedroom’s balcony looks out towards Griffith Park.Save this picture!© Brian Thomas JonesProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Beehive / Luigi Rosselli + Raffaello RosselliSelected ProjectsJuan Soriano Cultural Center and Museum / JSaSelected Projects Share “COPY” Save this picture!© Brian Thomas Jones+ 49Curated by Fernanda Castro Share SL House / ANX Projects CopyResidential Architecture, Houses•Los Angeles, United States Photographscenter_img Architects: ANX Area Area of this architecture project SL House / ANXSave this projectSaveSL House / ANX Photographs:  Brian Thomas Jones Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  3500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project United States “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeANXOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLos AngelesUnited StatesPublished on May 08, 2018Cite: “SL House / ANX” 08 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Wells Fargo Indiana Weather Forecast 4/8/2015

first_img By Ryan Martin – Apr 7, 2015 Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Home News Feed Wells Fargo Indiana Weather Forecast 4/8/2015 Facebook Twittercenter_img Models went wetter yesterday for the extended period and have not deviated from that solution yet. Another system bringing half to 1 inch rains can move through for the 17th-19th, and then another system near 1 inch for the 22nd-23rd. Models hint at slightly less activity from the 24th-28th…but we would say don’t book that quite yet. However if a ridge starts to build back in over the plains and western US in that time frame, it could lead to more drying. Wells Fargo Indiana Weather Forecast 4/8/2015 Previous articleIndiana Soil Moisture Recharge Won’t be a ProblemNext articleMorning Outlook Ryan Martin The pattern remains the same. We had rain break out yesterday over the state and strong to severe thunderstorms fired off over extreme southern Indiana late yesterday afternoon. While some thunderstorms are expected to linger and move into the state this morning and some of them might be severe, after they dissipate we should take a break in the action today for the rest of the day, even seeing some sunshine in parts of the state. Don’t get used to it…we are just reloading for tomorrow and Friday.Rain moves in tomorrow and holds into Friday morning before shutting down. We remain steadfast with half to 1.5” rain totals. State wide coverage will be 90%.We dry down from Friday midday and early afternoon through the weekend. Strong high pressure settles in and we should continue to see good evaporation through the weekend. Temperatures will be nearly normal, maybe skewed just a bit below normal behind the stormy frontal complex.The next front arrives Monday and Tuesday and continues to look nice and strong. We could see another strong to severe storm outbreak Monday afternoon. Rain totals look to be in the half to 2 inch range state wide with the coverage at 100%. Models continue to show a band of heavier rain/storms over the southern half to third of the state.last_img read more

Journalist kidnapped and beaten by uniformed men in Erbil

first_img News Reporters Without Borders today joined the Kurdistan Journalists Union in condemning the abduction yesterday of Nabaz Goran in the northern city of Erbil and the beating he received for several hours before being set free. Goran contributes to several media in Iraq’s Kurdish region.“These practices are unfortunately only too common in Iraq,” the press freedom organisation said. “The authorities have a duty to find a way to put a stop to this kind of criminal activity. As a first step, this means conducting serious investigations in order to identify and punish those responsible.” A freelance contributor to the Media and Halati newspapers and the website, Goran was kidnapped outside the Hotel Dam Dam in Erbil at about 10 p.m. yesterday. His abductors, five men in military uniforms, drove him out of the city, beat him with clubs and hose-pipes and told him to “hold his tongue” before setting him free a few hours later.Goran is known for being outspoken in his criticism of the authorities. Two lawsuits were brought against, but were withdrawn after mediation by the Kurdistan Journalists Union. RSF_en Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Organisation December 16, 2020 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” February 15, 2021 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information center_img December 28, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa IraqMiddle East – North Africa News April 4, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist kidnapped and beaten by uniformed men in Erbil News Follow the news on Iraq News to go furtherlast_img read more

Wanted Suspect Wearing Wig, Silicone Mask Arrested in Pasadena

first_img © OpenStreetMap contributorsDespite wearing a wig and a silicone mask in an effort to disguise his identity, a tip led police in Pasadena to arrest a wanted man they had been seeking on Monday afternoon, officials said.Officers were notified about 3:45 p.m. that Richard Phillip Torres, 32, of El Monte was in the area of Hill Avenue and Corson Street, Pasadena police Lt. Anthony Russo said.They pulled over a car Torres was riding in, which was ultimately determined to be a rideshare vehicle, he said.Torres was taken into custody without a struggle, Russo said. A loaded handgun was found in his waistband.Torres had failed to appear in court for a previous case in which he was accused of vandalism and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, according to Los Angeles County Superior Court records.A second man traveling with Torres was also arrested on suspicion of violating probation, Russo said. HerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Business 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Make a commentcenter_img Public Safety Wanted Suspect Wearing Wig, Silicone Mask Arrested in Pasadena By BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, October 19, 2020 | 6:29 pm CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more