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first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS PARIS, FRANCE – MARCH 19: Wales players look dejected after the RBS 6 Nations Championship match between France and Wales at Stade de France on March 19, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images) I’ve always been a big fan of Stephen Jones and there will still be a role for him and Phillips to play certain games in the World Cup.Shane Williams says he has played his last Six Nations. As a Welsh fan you want him to play on because he’s still probably the best in the world at creating chances from nothing. But you understand him wanting to finish at the top. Still, we won’t see another Shane for some time.We need to keep key men like him and Adam Jones fit for the World Cup. Getting to the semis is the target but getting through our group will be a major hurdle.This article appeared in the May 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine. To find a newsagent which sells Rugby World in UK visit Wales had a disappointing Six Nations campaignTHE SIX Nations was disappointing for Wales and, looking ahead to the World Cup, I’m not optimistic. Before the Six Nations we’d probably have been happy with three wins out of five, but it’s not just about the results. It’s about performance and we never got going.We only played well in patches and the worst game of all was against France, when we hardly looked like creating anything. We turned over too much ball and gave away too many penalties, probably out of frustration.We’ve developed a good defensive system and that means we can compete with any side, but we need to play with more ambition and maximise the talent available to us. We’re too predictable and that’s been the same for the past three years. It’s becoming easy for sides to read us.Our structure doesn’t allow us to do anything other than hit up. If you go 15 or 16 phases and gain five yards, there’s a lot of energy consumed. Warren Gatland would say the defenders consume more, but Wales are constantly looking up and seeing numbers in front of them and then you tend to go lateral. We’re caught between two stools in terms of wanting to play players like James Hook who have creative ability, but using a structure that doesn’t allow us to use their ambition. Gatland has to think long and hard about that. We need to be more ambitious because I think the players we’ve got can handle that.Our game is too structured and often slow and cumbersome, and sides no longer allow us the space we had when Gatland first came in and developed this style.We have four games to go (Barbarians on 4 June, England on 6 and 13 Aug, and Argentina on 20 Aug) and we have to use them as a chance to regain form and get confidence. We must change tactics and play with more freedom to get the best out of what we have. If the players go out with a sense of freedom, which a lot of them would prefer, we can do well.Hook likes to go out and play but I don’t think our game plan allows him to be himself. The key to most successful sides is the ability of players to read situations and make changes during a game.If we’re talking about playing with more ambition we must have the ability to move ball away quickly from set-pieces and breakdowns, and you need a scrum-half in the Dwayne Peel mould to do that. Mike Phillips is a fine player and an unbelievably committed individual, but with the World Cup in mind Peel needs a chance this summer to show whether his qualities suit Wales if they can shake the shackles off. Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here.For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit read more

first_imgThe South came back in sublime fashion to win the inaugural Icons of Rugby Golf Tournament. Southern Hemisphere Win Icons Of Rugby Golf TournamentThe northern hemisphere is used to losing to the southern hemisphere in rugby, whether it be the New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, or occasionally Argentina. But now it appears as if this has carried over into other sports too.In the inaugural Icons of Rugby golf tournament, the Southern hemisphere team pulled off a sublime comeback to win the cup.The Icons of Rugby event consisted of two teams, North and South, which were made up of some of the greatest rugby players to every play the game. They would battle it out over a variety of formats to try and secure crucial points for the team.North: The team of players representing the Northern hemispherePlaying at The Buckinghamshire Golf Club, Brian O’Driscoll, George Gregan, Gareth Edwards, Stuart Hogg, Bryan Habana and countless others competed in a Ryder Cup style competition.The North was captained by former Ryder Cup winning captain Sam Torrance whereas the South Was captained by former US Open winner and Kiwi, Michael Campbell.Leaders: The two captains shake handsFor the first few sessions, the North was ahead and they eventually took a 13-11 lead going into the singles. But the South came romping back after Gregan, Christian Cullen, Fourie Du Preez, Grant Fox, Matt Burke, John Smit and Victor Matfield all secured points for their team. For the full list of scores across the two days click here.Also do not forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Bryan Habana then picked up a half point against Mike Catt which all but assured the victory for the South. Final score was 18.5 points to 17.5.Vital: Bryan Habana picked up a huge half point in the singlesCampbell, a proud Kiwi himself joked; “I guess the Northern Hemisphere boys are used to the feeling of losing against the Southern boys”Sam Torrance said, “I take my hat off to Michael and the boys, it was a great day’s play and they played incredible golf this afternoon. Every bit of this event has been fantastic apart from the losing part!”“The first Icons of Rugby has been a tremendous success and I thank the players for making the event a great spectacle,” said Thomas Brookes, Founder of the ICONS-Series. “The golf has been superb, I thank the crowds for coming out to cheer on their rugby heroes. The planning starts now for the next ICONS of Football next year.”The Icons of Football will return in 2019 in Spain, followed by the first Icons of Cricket next July back at The Buckinghamshire. Plans have already been made to do another Icons of Rugby tournament after the 2019 World Cup. It will be held in Japan in October.last_img read more

first_imgCollege students ‘keep the faith’ Youth & Young Adults Rector Albany, NY December 7, 2011 at 11:24 pm Great to see what Richard Sloan is doing at Columbia! Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Members of the Episcopal Student Center at the University of Texas in Austin on a mission trip in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo/Jewelz Jacobs[Episcopal News Service] College can be a daunting environment for students who want to stay spiritually connected as they learn to navigate a world away from home and their parents.But with a little initiative and research, students can find opportunities to deepen their relationship with God, with campus ministries that help them acquire tools to face the challenges they encounter as students.That is one of the missions of the Rev. Richard Sloan, an Episcopal chaplain who is working with students at Columbia University and Barnard College in New York City.“In the same way that fraternities and sororities build a community around social activities, the campus ministry builds a community of faith by getting students together in a small group to connect and build relationships,” he said.The Episcopal Church has about 325 campus ministries across the country, including a group of about a dozen students that meet weekly with Sloan for a chapel service on Sunday evenings and for lunch and a prayer service on Thursdays.Seeking out such opportunities of fellowship early can help students throughout their college years, said Peter Thompson, a Columbia senior from northern Virginia who is a member of the club and plans to be an Episcopal priest.“Take advantage of resources,” Thompson said. “Know what is out there for you. You get busy, and it’s harder to keep showing up, but if you have a community, it’s easier.”Finding a faith community was important for Betsy Wade, a Barnard College freshman from Seattle. Although she did not choose to attend Barnard for its Episcopal student group, she learned about the club online before arriving in New York and planned to join.“Most schools have a chaplain on campus, and they are great resources for students,” she said.The Rev. Glenn Libby has built a ministry that offers both group and individual experiences at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles.During college, students are “allowed to explore and work towards something authentic. It’s about having the courage to make their faith their own and be bold enough to declare that,” said Libby, who also oversees all campus ministries in the Episcopal Church’s Province VIII.Although many campus ministries focus on group gatherings, such as worship services, Libby has found that “individual spiritual guidance” resonates with many students at USC and UCLA.How a campus ministry operates varies greatly from campus to campus, and it’s important that the Episcopal Church stays on top of cultural shifts and changing technologies, Libby said.Ecumenical outreach is also vital to a campus ministry, said the Rev. Ginger Grab, an Episcopal priest and member of the interfaith chaplaincy at Bard College in the Hudson Valley of New York, which promotes exploration of various religions, including Islam, Buddhism and Judaism.“We are providing a range of spiritual exploration, which can be a large part of the college experience,” Grab said.Parents have to understand that it’s OK if their child questions their faith; it’s a part of the learning process, she said.“I can’t assure them that their child will stay connected with their faith in college. Parents need to be tolerant, understanding and supportive as their child explores,” she said.The Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA conducted a study in 2008 to assess the spirituality of undergraduate college students. The study found that although religious observance decreases during college, belief in the “spiritual” increases.According to the report, which is based on data collected from more than 14,500 students at 136 colleges nationwide, 44 percent of the freshmen surveyed said they attend a religious service frequently. That percentage dropped to about 25 percent once they are in their junior year.But by junior year, more than 50 percent of students said “integrating spirituality in my life” was “very important” or “essential.” That’s nearly 8 percent higher than those students in their freshmen year.David Fierroz was baptized in the Roman Catholic Church but didn’t attend services growing up. And when he came to Columbia a few years ago from Southern California, his relationship with God wasn’t of great concern to him.It wasn’t until his senior year when he started to reconnect spiritually after a friend invited him to attend the Episcopal chapel service on Sundays.He and his wife, Crystal Oliva, were married by Sloan and still attend the Sunday services, even after both have graduated.“We’ve made friends and have found community here,” he said.— Elizabeth Paulsen is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer and member of Christ Church in Bay Ridge. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Comments are closed. 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first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY By Joseph La FollettePosted Jul 9, 2015 People Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Obituary, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY [Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande] The Rev. Melvin Walker La Follette was born in Evansville, Indiana, in on September 7, 1930. He lived all of his childhood in Ridgeville, Indiana. His father, Melvin Lester La Follette, was an electrician for the local telephone company who lost his job during the Great Depression. Because of this, his mother, Genevieve Farr La Follette, found employment as the first grade teacher at the Grant County Elementary School. For many years, her guidance shaped young Melvin.After graduating high school in 1948, he then served his summers in U.S. Forestry Service. He became frustrated with his mother when she refused to grant him permission to join an elite band of men known as the smoke jumpers. He had to compromise with her and remain part of the ground crew. He assisted in the Mann Gulch Montana fire of 1948 where 13 smoke jumpers suffered a terrible tragedy. He reconciled with mother shortly after that event.The same year he was accepted to Purdue University until the Korean war broke out, and he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a member of the medical corps. He served in a recovery ward for men wounded overseas.After leaving the Navy, he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Washington. He then returned to graduate school where he attended the University of Iowa’s Writing Project. He received a Master’s Degree in Literature and Creative Writing. It was there that he was instructed by the poet John Berryman, who became an important influence in his decision to become a professional writer.To support his writing, he accepted a position at the University of British Columbia. There he was sought out by Dylan Thomas, a fellow poet, to be his guide in the Columbian Rockies. La Follette continued writing short stories and poems that appeared in Poetry Magazine, the Beloit Poetry Review. Dame Marianne Moore encouraged his modernist style, although some critics disliked his adherence to formal styles like the sonnet and the ballad, but he himself considered his work surrealistic because most of his poetry had deeper dreamlike imagery mingled with adherence to traditional writing styles. He believed that poets should not abandon tradition just for the sake of modernity.In 1957, he accepted a teaching position at the Oregon State University. It was there that he courted and married Alice Louise Simpson  in 1958, with whom he shared 26 years of marriage.He then moved to San Jose, California, where he continued writing poetry and co-founded a small short-lived publishing company, The Spensarian Press.While an instructor at San Jose State University, he attended The University of California doctoral program. There he made a close personal friendship with fellow poet Allen Ginsburg. He enjoyed listening to beatnik poetry on occasion, but La Follette preferred a formal style of verse for his own writing. He was also dismayed by the abuse of drugs that was passed off as part of the creative process. For this he penned Elegy To A Beatnik, a precautionary poem in free verse.In 1962, his son Stephen was born. At that same time, he felt a tremendous calling from God to do more for his fellow man. After being examined and accepted by a committee led by Bishop James Pike, he left the University of California without receiving his doctorate, vacated his seat at San Jose State University, and moved his growing family to New Haven, Connecticut.To support himself during seminary, he taught undergraduate courses at Yale and also worked as a hotel clerk. He also continued writing poetry and prose, although the majority of his time was spent studying in seminary. While at seminary, a second child Joseph was born in 1964.After being ordained a deacon in 1966 and later a priest in 1967, he was assigned as a curate at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Auburn, New York. His duties included a prison ministry, and chaplaincy at the local hospital.During most of his adult life, he was a member of the civil rights movement and worked to end discrimination against minorities. He joined in many anti-war and civil rights marches in Washington, D.C., while still a seminarian.He then returned to California where he accepted a position as associate rector of St. Francis Episcopal Church in San Jose. While participating in his duties, he came across ancient manuscript that had an intriguing story of a heroic enchanted wolf. He decided to write an adaptation, which he worked on whenever his creative juices were flowing.In 1971, he accepted the challenge of turning a storefront mission into a full-fledged church. He became the vicar of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Santa Rosa, California.  Unfortunately, this position was plagued with obstacles, but despite these he was true to his word and secured land and financing for the growing parish.He tried to include an Hispanic congregation and seriously learned Spanish to start a ministry. Unfortunately, his diocesan leadership didn’t see eye to eye with him. He then considered a position in Ecuador, but he could not convince Alice to leave the United States.Meanwhile, after years of reworking his manuscript, he found to his dismay that his literary agent could not get any publishers interested in his unique manuscript. He was offered many writing jobs, but he was an artist and turned them down.At the same time, he had a falling out with his bishop and left active ministry in 1978 ,but not before finalizing plans to build the church.Being a talented educator, he secured a dream job at Chapman University as a PACE professor for the U.S. Navy. While instructing sailors aboard ship, he traveled the Pacific and Indian oceans. Although he was not active duty he was awarded an expeditionary medal for his work on the USS Midway during the Iran Hostage Crisis. He recounted that Iranian fighter planes tested the ship’s defenses, and at one point a rescue operation failed when it was shot down over Iran.In the 1983, he left his teaching job at Chapman University to be closer to his elderly father in Roswell, New Mexico, while he finalized his divorce to his wife, Alice. She finally had had enough of his absenteeism and when he offered to once again settle down, she recanted until she discovered it meant moving to the Philippines.While in Roswell he began attending St. Stephen’s, he began to rediscover his love of the ministry. The people of that parish gave him encouragement to seek another position in the Episcopal Church.Soon after he took a job at University of Texas at El Paso and began helping out in the Hispanic ministry at the Pro-Cathedral of St. Clement. He was offered the opportunity to fill in for his friend Father William Muniz.For Father Mel, the community that he served, the distances he had to travel, and the tremendous obstacles that he faced were all fair game.In 1984, he was installed as canon of the Trans Pecos. With that he became the circuit-riding priest of the Rio Grande. He enjoyed serving at St. Paul’s of Marfa, St. James of Alpine, and he especially enjoyed the parish of Saint John’s in Terlingua Ranch. He felt at home whether in an air conditioned parish hall or a tiny chapel crammed with sweating but happy people waving their paperback Prayer Books to keep cool.He also worked with the Diocese of Northern Mexico and provided opportunities to seminarians from Monterey to assist in Vacation Bible School. He held VBS in Ojinaga, Palomas, Lajitas and Boquillas Del Carmen.Every Christmas he provided a fiesta for the children of each and every parish, which included gift bags of fresh fruits and nuts, toys, household goods, clothing and a piñata hand stuffed by himself. When his white truck came down the road during Christmas time, there was a dash to the mission. He would get home early in the morning and then do it again.For a while he even rode a horse to some out of the way places, although he preferred riding in a rowboat. He had a growing ministry that had the rhythm of a living poem.Starting in 1985, he compiled a collection of poems titled, Tales From The Indian Ocean, about life on a ship during the Iran Conflict. Once again, he encountered friends lost under tragic circumstances and sought to preserve a part of their memory in poems.In 1988, he purchased a small travel agency in Presidio. He hoped to grow the business into a pathway for active retirement. But to his dismay, the way people book vacations was rapidly changing.In 1990, Texas A&M named him rural minister of the year. He was interviewed in many news articles and was the subject of two episodes of the Texas Country Reporter.In 1992, he tried to expand his role to rural development and helped a group of local farmers try to make a dairy goat cooperative. Father Mel was completely heartbroken when young shepherd Esequiel Hernandez was shot by U.S. Marines while tending goats. He traveled to Washington, D.C. one last time to demand justice.In 1998, weakness from the early stages of heart disease and arthritis prevented him from a more active role so the cooperative was dissolved.He retired to his trailer on a small tract of land. Some of his hobbies included poultry husbandry, bird-watching and horticulture. He continued to travel throughout the Caribbean in a small sailboat and second class train in South America.He continued part time in the ministry mainly serving the parish of St. Joseph and St. Mary in Lajitas, Texas.In later years he spent a significant amount of time writing an historical novel set in the era of the Republic of Texas. He insisted on finishing his book with a feverish pace because he knew he had congestive heart disease. Just weeks after finishing his manuscript, he called the paramedics when he no longer could tolerate his untreated condition.He passed away on July 4, 2015, in Odessa, Texas, of heart failure. He is survived by his brother James (Ruth), sons Stephen and Joseph (Erica), and seven grandchildren, Christopher, Christin, Jacob, Jason, Josiah, Leila and Leslie.A requiem remembrance will be held July 23 at Santa Inez Church in Terlingua, Texas. Diocese of the Rio Grande Bishop Michael Vono will officiate. 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first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSAlgaeEnvironmentFisheryLake ApopkaMarsh Flow-WayNutrientsSedimentSJRWMDSport FishingSt. Johns River Water Management DistrictWater qualityWater Restoration ProjectWetland Previous articleSales-tax holiday on disaster supplies starts Friday ahead of active 2021 hurricane seasonNext articleAdventHealth neurologist: COVID-19 increases stroke risk for those under 50 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Lake Apopka Marsh Flow-Way Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Please enter your comment!center_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Lake Apopka Marsh Flow-Way is a constructed wetland designed to filter algae, suspended sediments and nutrients from the lake’s waterBy St. Johns River Water Management DistrictThe St. Johns River Water Management District has completed a $2.7 million maintenance and improvement project to the nearly 20-year-old Lake Apopka Marsh Flow-Way, a constructed wetland designed to filter algae, suspended sediments and nutrients from the lake’s water.“The Marsh Flow-Way was one of our earliest restoration projects to improve water quality in Lake Apopka,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “Today it is among a dozen projects at Lake Apopka to improve water quality and hasten the recovery of the lake’s submerged aquatic plants, a critical habitat for a sustainable sport fishery.”The Marsh Flow-Way, located along the northwest shore of Lake Apopka and west of the Apopka-Beauclair Canal, is a recirculating system that filters about 40 percent of the lake’s volume each year. It began operation in November 2003.To address a reduction in treatment efficiency, the District began maintenance of the Marsh Flow-Way in 2019 to re-level the wetland cells and reopen ditches that promote sheetflow conditions in the cells. The completed project restores the flow-way to its originally constructed condition and reestablishes its ability to efficiently filter suspended sediments and nutrients from Lake Apopka.The District and Florida Department of Environmental Protection partnered on the project.The Marsh Flow-Way system covers approximately 760 acres and contains four independent individual wetland cells, in addition to levees, canals and ditches. Prior to construction, the area had been farmed for decades, during which time many feet of organic soils had been lost. Now lake water flows by gravity from west to east through an individual cell before it is collected in the pump basin and lifted back up to the Apopka-Beauclair Canal. Most of the cleaner, treated water returns to Lake Apopka, while the remainder flows downstream toward Lake County Water Authority’s nutrient removal facility (NuRF) and Lake Beauclair.Since the late 1980s, the District’s work at Lake Apopka has resulted in average lake phosphorus concentration reductions of 64% while water clarity has increased by 55%. The recovery of clearer water and return of sunlight to the lake’s bottom has caused the regrowth of submerged aquatic vegetation, missing for 50 years, and improved critical largemouth bass habitat.Overly enriched with nutrients, such as phosphorus and nitrogen, Lake Apopka has experienced persistent algal blooms for decades. The District’s restoration program works to reduce excessive nutrients in the lake by limiting the amount of nutrients and phosphorus entering the lake and removing accumulated phosphorous and sediments from the lake.The District’s multipronged approach to Lake Apopka water quality restoration has been “diet and exercise.” “Diet” has focused on reducing the amount of phosphorus entering the lake. The largest “diet” improvement occurred following the Legislature’s 1996 direction to the District to buy out the farms on the North Shore and restore the historic wetlands.“Exercise” is removal of phosphorus already in the lake, which has included harvest of gizzard shad from the lake since 1993 and operating the Marsh Flow-Way since 2003 to continuously filter algae, suspended solids and associated nutrients.Other current projects at Lake Apopka include a pay-for-performance project that uses an innovative technology to remove phosphorus from the lake’s water; multiple projects on the North Shore that improve water and phosphorus management capabilities so that the pumping back to the lake can be reduced; and projects to accelerate the recovery of aquatic plants in the lake.Lake Apopka, located about 15 miles northwest of Orlando, is the headwaters of the Ocklawaha Chain of Lakes and is the fifth largest lake in Florida.St. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the District and the State of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The District encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville and Palm Bay. Connect on Twitter at @SJRWMD, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. For more information about the District, please visit Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

first_img Structural Consultant: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeLuigi RosselliOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesArmidaleHousesAustraliaPublished on January 26, 2014Cite: “High Country House / Luigi Rosselli Architects ” 26 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Edward Birch+ 18 Share CopyHouses•Armidale, Australia High Country House / Luigi Rosselli ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHigh Country House / Luigi Rosselli Architects Electrical Contractor: Plumbing & Hydraulics Contractor: Houses “COPY” Architects: Luigi Rosselli Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily 2013 High Country House / Luigi Rosselli Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Year:  Damien McCann Plumbing Troy Miller Electrical “COPY” photographs:  Edward BirchPhotographs:  Edward Birch Australia Charles Blunt for Rooney & Bye Pty Ltd Builder:Jeff RolleyJoiner:Kirrawee KitchensInterior Designer:Darryl Gordon DesignProject Team:Luigi Rosselli, Edward Birch, Corrado PalleschiLandscape Architect:William DangarCity:ArmidaleCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Edward BirchRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. This hill top house is an expression of the unique meeting of rural life and culture, situated close to a remote New South Wales country town, home to a university, a regional art gallery and many other cultural institutions. Save this picture!© Edward BirchThe clients seamlessly combine their flourishing agribusiness with their white collar and cultural occupations. Gentlemen farming. The materials outside are resistant to bushfires and the harsh winter climate, while maintaining a crisp and urban finish. The Interiors are an urbane and cultured refuge to a collection of art and indigenous artefacts collected in Africa and Asia. There is no place for whips, saddles and country style clichés. Their modern “Homestead” is located at the peak of the property overseeing the health of the cattle in the valley below through large windows and strategically oriented “wings”, each with a unique view of the meadows. Save this picture!© Edward BirchThe 1000 meter of altitude are felt outside with cold winter fog covering the valley, whilst inside the house is a refuge enhanced by strongly integrated passive solar design principles.The farm sheds and barns are located remotely, creating a separation of work and family life for the owners. Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanKeeping nature intact, the grassy slopes of the hill continue all the way up under the concrete platform. The slab and the corrugated steel skirt under, are a protection against grass fires and conceal large water tanks. The concrete and the tanks provide ample thermal mass to balance the temperature extremes that high country encounters. Project gallerySee allShow lessBiotechnology Research Institute / De La Fuente + Luppi + Pieroni + Ugalde + WinterSelected ProjectsCompetition Entry: Russian Pavilion (Milan Expo 2015) / Architects of InventionUnbuilt Project Share Projects Year:  2013last_img read more

first_imgMinneapolis Seattle San Diego Roanoke, Virginia Oakland, California Denver For the second consecutive year, massive demonstrations led by women swept through the United States, countering the wave of right-wing reaction intensifying under the Trump administration.Corporate news commentators would have us think that millions of people in the streets were simply a buildup for the 2018 U.S. elections. USA Today’s headline actually read: “The real march is on Election Day.”But for the crowds this year from Australia to Zambia, for the 200,000 in New York City and the 14,000 in Knoxville, Tenn., Jan. 20 was a day of struggle toward a new movement for women’s liberation.At the grassroots, those organizing for progressive unity in this new wave are fighting for women’s liberation to be anti-racist and anti-imperialist, pro-worker and pro-union. They are celebrating people with disabilities as well as LGBTQ sexuality and respect for genderqueer, gender-fluid and trans people. Here are some snapshots of the Women’s March.In New York City, demonstrators included the art installation group, Brick by Brick, wearing patches with women-hating comments by Trump. Echoing a movement chant for a prominent political prisoner, “Brick by brick, wall by wall, we’re going to free Mumia Abu Jamal,” they stood for hours against the imprisonment of sexual abuse.Workers World Party women, including trans women and gender- nonconforming people, and supporters in Boston, attended a rally of 4,000 at the Cambridge Commons. Their revolutionary solidarity in placards and signs read: Trans Women ARE women; Solidarity with Haitian, Latinx and African People; The Revolution Is Female, Free Ahed Tamimi and All Palestinian Political Prisoners; and Time’s Up for racism, sexism and white supremacy.In a Baltimore crowd estimated at well over 5,000, the Women’s Fightback Network said NO to the racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, anti-LGBTQ and anti-poor “Trump agenda.”Progressive activists in Philadelphia issued a strong statement rejecting the corporate organizers’ collaboration with police who conducted security checkpoints for the march. They called for a boycott of the action because it endangered marginalized women. (See related story in this issue.)Organizers for the Pensacola, Fla., march asked participants to be in solidarity with trans women by not wearing the pink “pussy hats” from last year’s protest of Trump’s misogyny. Devin Cole of STRIVE, a trans activist group, said: “Not every woman has a vagina and not every person who has a vagina is a woman. We believe in the intersectional liberation of women.” (Pensacola News Journal, Jan. 12)As over 4,000 rallied in Roanoke, Va., and over 7,000 in Cleveland, Fightback!News reported several hundred protesters, including immigrants and members of the anti-war and anti-police brutality movements, marched in the streets of Minneapolis chanting, “Refugees are welcome here!”A looming snowstorm did not deter at least 80,000 marching through downtown Denver in view of the gold-domed state capitol building. Besids anti-Trump and pro-women’s rights signs, there were noticeable signs for justice for Black Lives Matter, the Dreamers (DACA) and protection of immigrants, especially because of recent attacks on Denver as a Sanctuary City. Support to stop hydrofracking was strong, as Colorado is hard hit by the Trump administration’s cutting of environmental safety regulations to favor large oil, gas and mining corporations. Signs against U.S. wars were few but attracted much positive comment.A contingent of over 1,000 Native people protesting the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women led the Seattle march of more than 50,000 people. The contingent was followed by a large contingent of Muslim women.Gabriela Oakland (Calif.) organized a militant and spirited contingent with over 100 strong. They chanted, with drums beating, “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA,” “When I say trans, you say justice!” and “Rise up, resist! No need for killer cops or jails. The whole damn system is guilty as hell.”Their call to action read in part, “We must highlight the economic, political and cultural aspects by connecting how imperialism perpetuates and worsens Violence against Women in all its forms. Let us RISE to protect women, trans and gender non-conforming people, and our children! Let us RESIST economic exploitation of our women! Let us UNITE for the self-determination of all oppressed people to fight for their basic rights and livelihood!”Co-sponsors of the contingent included Gabriela SF, ASATA- Alliance of South Asians Taking Action, Anakbayan East Bay, APIQWTC-Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women & Transgender Community, Aypal: Building API Community Power, Banteay Srei, Boomshake Music, International Women’s Alliance, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, League of Filipino Students-SFSU, National Ecumenical Forum for Filipino Concerns-North California Chapter and Workers World Party.Perhaps as many as 100,000 people marched in San Diego, while the official estimate of the marches in Los Angeles reached 600,000. Due to the presence of a pro-Zionist speaker for the racist, apartheid state of Israel, the LA event was boycotted by Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return coalition, and by PAWA, the Palestinian American Women’s Association.In solidarity, the International Action Center-Los Angeles and Workers World Party-Los Angeles did not attend, issuing a statement reading in part: “It is more important to stand with those who are targeted by a specific oppression and take their lead, especially when it has the chance to expose and reject reactionary actions that discourage unity. … Any movement that denies the most oppressed is a fractured movement and must be challenged. We remain forever in solidarity with Palestine, along with the many progressive women, LGBTQ, Black, Brown, Asian, white and Jewish voices against U.S. imperialism, the apartheid state of Israel and racism.” (Entire statement available at to this article were Devin Cole, Phebe Eckfeldt, Rebecka Jackson, Terri Kay, Andrew Mayton, Bob McCubbin, Jim McMahan, Susan Schnur, Maggie Vascassenno, Gloria Verdieu and Viviana Weinstein.Oakland, Photo: Megan Zapanta; San Diego, WW Photo: Gloria Verdieu; Minneapolis, Photo: Fighback!News; Denver, WW Photo: Viviana WeinsteinFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgReddIt Twitter A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes The Skiff: Nov. 21, 2019 Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook Facebook The Skiff The Skiff by TCU360TCU Box 298050Fort Worth, TX [email protected] The Skiff: Dec. 5, 2019 Linkedin ReddIt The Skiff Previous articleHoroscope: August 24, 2017Next articleTrivia Thursday: Class of 2021 The Skiff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts The Skiff: Nov. 7, 2019 The Skiff The Skiff Twitter The Skiff: Nov. 14, 2019 The Skiff Linkedin printFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVolume 116, Issue 1: 2021 Frogs Lead OnAlso: Solar eclipse, fun activities around campus, student uses GoFundMe and more. Life in Fort Worthlast_img read more

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleHospital Car Parking charges under scrutinyNext articleNorth West 10k Charities to be announced on Tuesday News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ By News Highland – March 12, 2018 A man who was questioned in connection with the death of a pedestrian following fatal collision in Bridgend on Saturday night has been released.Just before midnight, two pedestrians walking towards Derry were struck by a car traveling in the opposite direction. One of them, Emmet Mc Clelland from Derry who was in his 20s, was later declared dead. The other escaped serious injury.The driver on the car, a man in his 30s, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving. He has now been released, and a file is being prepared for the DPP.Superintendent Eugene McGovern says two people alerted Gardai to the scene on Saturday and they are very keen to speak to them:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Man detained after fatal collision is released pending DPP file Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Google+ Twitter Facebook Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more