House VK 1 / GREGWRIGHT architects

first_img “COPY” Photographs:  Adam LetchText description provided by the architects. Conceived as the home for a young/trendy/elegant couple, this house is the perfect reflection of the client’s brief. Save this picture!ground floor planRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornThe main areas of the house are raised and located on the first floor in order to take advantage of the beautiful views towards the ocean, leaving the complementary areas on the ground floor, spinning around a central courtyard that not only provides light and ventilation but also a beautiful view from every room on that level. Save this picture!© Adam LetchA very elegant and modern palette of polished concrete floors, textured concrete, stainless steel, with touches of natural grey stone and dark glass have conform the canvas for a unique lifestyle. The lighting design accents the spirit of the house on every room and determines a specific mood for each occasion by washing the different surfaces and creating a very rich fest of textures and shades.Save this picture!© Adam LetchProject gallerySee allShow lessArchitectural Workshop by Will AlsopArticlesPLAT Journal 3.0 / Rice University School of ArchitectureArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard South Africa ArchDaily Save this picture!© Adam Letch+ 20 Share CopyHouses•Cape Town, South Africa House VK 1 / GREGWRIGHT architectsSave this projectSaveHouse VK 1 / GREGWRIGHT architects Year:  Housescenter_img Architects: GREGWRIGHT architects Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Projects 2010 House VK 1 / GREGWRIGHT architects CopyAbout this officeGREGWRIGHT architectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCape TownHousesSouth AfricaPublished on January 12, 2012Cite: “House VK 1 / GREGWRIGHT architects” 12 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesProdemaProdEx Wood Facade in the Aspen Art MuseumSealantsSikaRenovation of Zeitz MuseumSinksBradley Corporation USAVerge Coordinated Soap Dispenser and Faucet SetsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Etch PrintingWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEngineered Wood FlooringAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Australian Oak Engineered FlooringLouvers / ShuttersConstruction SpecialtiesSunshades – Airfoil LuxMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?VK 1 住宅 / GREGWRIGHT architects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

The Breathing Wall Residence / LIJO.RENY Architects

first_img Area:  2200 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project LIJO.RENY.architects Rosmy, Keystone Engineers Interiors: 2015 LIJO.RENY.architects Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Houses ArchDaily The Breathing Wall Residence / LIJO.RENY ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Breathing Wall Residence / LIJO.RENY Architects Year:  The Breathing Wall Residence / LIJO.RENY Architectscenter_img Save this picture!© Praveen Mohandas+ 43 Share Photographs:  Praveen Mohandas India Design Team:Ar. Reny Lijo, Ar. Lijo JosCity:ThrissurCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Praveen MohandasText description provided by the architects. It was difficult to know if it was day or night or for that matter rain or sunshine, while inside the client’s previous dingy home that stood on this site and they craved for a new lease of life!Save this picture!© Praveen MohandasThe plot was narrow with an equally tight public road to the west, a private road on the north, a house that abuts the boundary on the south and the client’s brother’s residence at the back. While designing within the possible, 6 x 16mts, foot print for the building, it was clear that a central ventilating volume was necessary to redeem the clients off their misery.Save this picture!© Praveen MohandasThe linear foot print was divided into two east-west bays of 3.3mts and 1.8mts each to which functional spaces were allocated in the possible logical order. The central volume thus achieved was assigned as a landscaped skylight atrium with a stair that connected the two blocks to the east and west. However as the north and south was open, it was necessary to find a solution for a ‘wall’ that was secure, robust, resistant to the harsh tropical weather, perforated to facilitate the much needed ventilation. The ‘Breathing wall’, in corten steel, became an aesthetically pleasing solution to all the functional issues posed by the situation.Save this picture!SectionThe design of this project was developed as a prototype for narrow plots. Though by the virtue of the site condition, minor opening have been provided on the south and north in this project, it is entirely possible to avoid the same and ventilate those areas by opening them into the central volume. Save this picture!© Praveen MohandasProject gallerySee allShow lessHaitang Villa / ARCHSTUDIOSelected ProjectsFilm: Jens Jensen The Living GreenEvent Share Photographs Architects: LIJO RENY architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Structure: Landscape Design: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Thrissur, India CopyAbout this officeLIJO RENY architectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesThrissurIndiaPublished on March 16, 2016Cite: “The Breathing Wall Residence / LIJO.RENY Architects” 15 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore 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

Programme launches to release £25m from dormant charity accounts in Wales

first_img Melanie May | 26 March 2021 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: dormant accounts Wales / Cymru The Charity Commission has launched the Revitalising Trusts Programme in Wales, with the aim of releasing £25 million for charities in the country.It plans to contact over 200 charities in Wales to release a target of £25 million that is currently lying idle in dormant accounts.The programme is run in partnership with Community Foundation Wales, with funding from the Welsh Government. It works by identifying charities in Wales that are either inactive (having had no income or expenditure over the last 5 years) or ineffective (having spent less than 30% of their total income over the last 5 years). Advertisement Programme launches to release £25m from dormant charity accounts in Walescenter_img The Commission then gives the trustees an option to act – with support to help the charity get back up and running if needed. Otherwise the funds are redeployed to causes in line with the aims of the dormant charity or the trust is transferred to Community Foundation Wales to be managed for the long-term benefit of local communities. In the latter case, the money is granted to charities in need, as well as used to create a regular income stream that will sustain their work to help communities for years.Since its launch in 2018, the English version of the programme has revitalised over £32 million for charity with more than 1,800 charities participating.For example, in January 2019, the Charity Commission identified the Berwick Upon Tweed Nursing Amenities Fund as a dormant trust eligible for the programme. After deciding to wind up, over £42,500 was transferred to the Northern Angel Fund at the Tyne and Wear Community Foundation. This fund supports charitable activity that improves the skills of local people, enhances community cohesion, and contributes to the diverse culture of Berwick. Health and wellbeing was also added to this fund’s aims, to keep in line with those of the Berwick upon Tweed Nursing Amenities Fund.Richard Williams, Chief Executive of Community Foundation Wales, said:“We are delighted to be working with the Charity Commission and Welsh Government to bring this programme into Wales.“The grants that will be generated by the Revitalising Trusts Programme will be a lifeline to grassroots charities as they strive to recover from the Coronavirus pandemic whilst continuing to support communities across Wales.”Jane Hutt, Deputy Minister and Chief Whip of Welsh Government, said:“The voluntary sector in Wales, including charities and trusts, has been a vital part of the response to Covid-19 and they will also be a vital part of achieving a fair, just and green recovery. In order for this to be achieved, grant support for small voluntary sector organisations will be crucial.“The Welsh Revitalising Trusts Programme will help charities and trusts to bring vital resources back into play in supporting our communities in Wales. The programme has also seen us build on our existing relationship with Community Foundation Wales, an excellent organisation which has delivered funding from the National Emergencies Trust to support organisations throughout the pandemic.“We will continue to work with our partners to ensure support is available through recovery. We hope the Welsh Revitalising Trusts programme will form an important part of the longer-term picture.”  893 total views,  1 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 read more

Letter of support to Standing Rock: Stop pipelines, climate change and capitalism

first_imgProtest outside Museum of the American Indian in NYC insolidarity with the struggle in North Dakota, Aug. 27.Following is a statement published in mid-August on the site of The Red Nation about the important environmental struggle in North Dakota led by Indigenous peoples against the threatened pipeline under the Missouri River.Brave resisters and water protectors descended on the Dakota Access Pipeline construction site to halt its construction as it lurches towards the Mni Sose, the Missouri River, at Cannonball, N.D. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Oceti Sakowin (The Great Sioux Nation) have opposed the pipeline and all pipelines trespassing treaty territory, as defined by the 1851 and 1868 Fort Laramie treaties.The proposed 1,172-mile pipeline would transport Bakken-produced heavy crude oil across the major freshwater source for countless human and nonhuman lives, the Missouri River.The Red Nation calls on everyone to support resisters and water protectors as they put their lives on the line to halt this devastating wasicu, fat-taker capitalist pipeline. On July 27, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe filed a lawsuit in the District of Columbia to enforce the tribe’s federally protected rights against the pipeline’s construction.On August 24, Standing Rock as well as several other Native Nations will have a court hearing to undo the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ approval of the pipeline.In violation of treaty law, the Corps negotiated the pipeline’s passage with the Texas-based pipeline corporation Energy Transfers through treaty territory despite massive protests citing the desecration of burial sites and culturally sensitive areas as well as threatening clean drinking water for millions. The Corps is also responsible for the continued violation of Native water rights by altering the flow of the Missouri River.In the 1950s and 1960s, the Corps, working with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, constructed 107 dams and six major dams on Native treaty territory. These dams flooded 611,642 acres. More than half of this land was Native land and resulted in the removal of 600 Native families. The Corps continues to violate Native water rights as defined by the Winters Doctrine, which prohibits altering the flow of rivers or the selling of water rights within original Native treaty territory even if that territory has been diminished.Natives and non-Natives still suffer from the devastating effects of these dams and forced relocation. The Missouri River has never recovered and 90 percent of its wild game and plants were annihilated.In typical industry fashion, the public and vulnerable Native communities will pay for cleanup and contamination when — not if — the pipeline breaks.Bakken oil and gas production, as it peaks, has already devastated the Native and non-Native communities, leaving the land and water dead and communities torn apart. Yet, oil and gas companies continue to reap huge profits as Bakken jobs decline, the land becomes more unlivable, and the social malaise of violence inherent to boomtown economies continues to wreak havoc.Meanwhile, the Energy Transfers corporation is attempting to sue the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe for protesting the pipeline and law enforcement is arresting resisters and water protectors, and the true criminals walk free. Instead of merely stopping Dakota Access, we demand that the Army Corps and Energy Transfers be held accountable for the crimes of putting at risk vulnerable water supplies, the public at large and the violation of treaty rights. We demand that their profits — and the assets of all fossil fuel companies responsible for climate change — be seized to pay for the cleanup and to help begin to mitigate the deadly effects of climate change.Capitalism is the enemy of all life and it must be stopped!We must also recognize that upholding Native treaty rights is essential to combat climate change and benefits everyone. We demand that the 1851 and 1868 Fort Laramie treaties be fully obeyed as law and the restoration of the original treaty lands to the Oceti Sakowin.In the Spirit of Crazy Horse!Hecetu Welo!The Red thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TCU Spanish department helps commemorate Día de Los Muertos

first_imgTwitter Facebook TCU News Now 3/24/2021 TCU News Now 4/21/2021 Linkedin Facebook Astrid Souto TCU News Now 2/24/2021 Astrid Souto ReddIt Astrid Souto TCU News Now 3/17/2021 Astrid Souto Astrid Souto Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Previous articleHoroscope: October 27, 2020Next articleCandidates seek to be elected in national, state and local races Astrid Souto RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt The Día De Los Muertos Table was set up in the lobby of Scharbauer Hall. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) printThe TCU Department of Spanish & Hispanic Studies is carrying out its annual tradition of honoring the dead this month. The department set up an altar as part of the Día de Los Muertos holiday that occurs from Oct. 31 – Nov. 2.Students can participate in commemorating the holiday by bringing pictures or notes of their deceased loved ones to the altar. There is also a traditional sweet Mexican bread for snacking and the option to color masks at the altar. The holiday has its origins in Mexico and allows people to spiritually reunite with the souls of the dead by celebrating with food, drinks and music. “I like this idea of not separating death from life,” Dr. Irina Mozuliova, a Spanish 1 instructor, said. “So everything comes together.” This tradition has been carried on for more than 17 years at TCU, said Spanish 2 instructor Dr. Karla O’Donald. O’Donald said she hopes students will take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about Mexican-American culture. “It helps us start conversations about how much deeper our cultural roots are,” O’Donald said. The exhibit is up now on the first floor of Scharbauer Hall and will remain on display through Nov. 2. Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Community Effort: Probate judge offering to contribute $200,000 toward Rock Building rennovation efforts, says could benefit tax payers and government

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 4:00 am Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Moreover, Allen has suggested that county commissioners explore opportunities to consolidate county offices in the renovated Rock Building. “Right now, we have EMA in one office; extension service in another; and juvenile services in another building,” he said. “We may have the opportunity consolidate those offices … which benefits taxpayers.”Tuesday, Members of Pike County Commissioners were in Montgomery attending the Legislative session and said they could not comment on Allen’s proposal until reviewing it further.David Helms, who is spearheading the grassroots’ group efforts to restore the Rock Building, said he is elated with the probate judge’s generous effort.“This is an awesome thing for Judge Allen to do,” Helms said. “The Rock Building was constructed through the efforts of the people of Pike County. We all know the story behind the Rock Building. So many people contributed to the building of it, and it should be with that same spirit of unity that we restore it.”Helms said he appreciates Allen’s stepping forward and finding a way to help the cause.“Last summer, we celebrated the 75th anniversary of the dedication of the Rock Building, and there was a lot of excitement surrounding the event and enthusiasm about the restoration project,” Helms said. “But, recently, we’ve hit a standstill in our fundraising efforts.“Judge Allen’s commitment to the restoration project is just the sparkplug we needed to rekindle the community spirit that we need to move forward. He has come forward with a very generous proposal. Now, it’s time for the rest of us to do our part.”Helms said the Pike County Commission has dedicated $50,000 to the restoration of the Rock Building in this year’s budget and 800 people have donated $18,000 to the project.“That’s $68,000 toward the cost of the demolition of the interior of the building and stabilizing the walls so a roof can be put on,” Helms said. “That work will stop the bleeding so that we can move forward toward the final completion of the restoration project.”Helms said he looks forward to the day when the Rock Building is once again a building “for the people.”“I applauded the efforts of Judge Allen to help us move forward with the project,” he said. “His support comes as a big form of encouragement when we really need it. But, it’s going to take a community effort, and that’s exactly the way it should be.”Helms said he believes teamwork and community spirit will once again be rock solid and the Rock Building will again be a place of pride for all citizens of Pike County if commissioners were to follow through with their portion of the proposal. Email the author By Jaine Treadwell By Secrets Revealed The building, located at the corner of Church and Market streets was built in the late 1930s as a WPA project. It formerly housed county offices and a public auditorium. A fire destroyed the building in the mid-1990s and it has not been used since then. In the past year, local residents have spearheaded an effort to restore the building.“I’ve been thinking about how we could all work together to accomplish this goal,” Allen said. “This could benefit taxpayers, streamline government and preserve a piece of Pike County history.”Allen said he is proposing the county commission borrow the funds necessary to restore the building. Latest Storiescenter_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like IN REPAIR: Corman Avenue construction ending soon A section of Corman Avenue from First Street to A Street has been closed for construction since Feb. 26. Vaughn… read more “I’ve already talked with the presidents at both Troy Bank and Trust and First National Bank, and the county could secure a low-interest 10-year loan,” Allen said. “The cost of the loan, including interest, would be about $634,095 and annual payments would be about $63,000.”Allen said his office could pledge $20,000 per year to the project, using funds collected from fees. Those fees were established in 2003 as a way to fund the preservation and archiving of county records, from newspapers to marriage licenses to miscellaneous records and data. Allen said the fees generate more than $100,000 per year, which has been used to digitize court records, preserve records, upgrade equipment and facilities for storage.“I’ve already talked with an auditor, and as long as there is a dedicated space in the new building for the storage and protection of records, we can use this money for the renovation,” he said.County commissioners questioned the use of the fees raised through the probate office during budgeting sessions in fall 2014. The office’s reserve fund is more than $400,000 and commissioners said at the time they wanted to be able to use those funds to offset shortfalls in the county budget. However, the legislation that created the fees specifies they must be used for the preservation of records and gives the probate judge responsibility for spending the funds. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Rock Building may be seeing some restorations brought on by a community effort. Probate Judge Wes Allen has made plans to restore the building and is proposing a joint venture between the Pike County Commission and his office in order to fund the restoration.Probate Judge Wes Allen has a plan to restore the Rock Building, and he’s asking the Pike County Commission to join the effort.Allen is proposing a joint venture between the commission and his office to fund the restoration of the building, which has been estimated at more than $520,000. He said his office would contribute $200,000 toward the renovation process.“This is a building worth restoring,” Allen said on Tuesday. “It was a community-endeavor when it was building and it represents the spirit of Pike County.” Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Community Effort: Probate judge offering to contribute $200,000 toward Rock Building rennovation efforts, says could benefit tax payers and governmentlast_img read more

Police plead for help finding man seen near home of abducted 13-year-old

first_imgLumberton Police(LUMBERTON, N.C.) — Investigators in North Carolina have released new surveillance footage showing a man they’d like to speak to in connection with the search for kidnapped 13-year-old Hania Noleia Aguilar.Surveillance video released Thursday shows a man wearing light-colored shoes, a light-colored shirt and a hoodie walking south on Lambath Road before making a left on Highway 41 toward the trailer park Monday morning, FBI Supervisor Andy de la Rocha told reporters Thursday afternoon.Two more videos were released by authorities on Friday showing separate camera views.The man was the only person seen walking in the neighborhood in that part of the day, De la Rocha said.Several cars were seen in the video driving past the man, De la Rocha said, asking anyone who may have seen the man to call the tip line.The man in the footage is not considered a suspect or person of interest at this time, De la Rocha said. Rather, he’s someone they “want to speak with” who may be able to help investigators narrow down a timeline.Hania was kidnapped just before 7 a.m. Monday outside her home at the Rosewood Mobile Home Park in Lumberton, North Carolina, according to Lumberton Police.Hania had grabbed her aunt’s keys that morning so she could go turn on the car before school when a witness saw a man — dressed in all black with a yellow bandanna over his face — approach the girl and force her into the car, police said.The suspect then stole the car and drove away with Hania, police said.As the search for Hania continues, the police department asks anyone who lives or owns a business on or around Quincey Road and has a video surveillance camera system to call the tip line at 910-272-5871.Investigators are also going “door-to-door” to talk to anyone who lives nearby, Lumberton Police Chief Michael McNeill said in Thursday’s press conference.“We urgently need the public’s help,” McNeill said. “We need them more now than ever to find Hania and bring her back.”When Hania was abducted, her relative ran to a neighbor for help, and at 6:54 a.m., they dialed 911, the FBI said.“We were going to school,” the caller said frantically, when a “man came and took the girl and the truck.”The caller spoke in Spanish and the dispatcher incorporated a translator into the conversation, the FBI said.There is no indication Hania was targeted, officials said.Hania is described as a Hispanic girl who is 5 feet tall and weighs about 126 pounds, the FBI said. She has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a blue shirt with flowers and blue jeans.The FBI is offering a reward up to $15,000.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

USS Germantown Undertakes Warfare Certifications

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Germantown Undertakes Warfare Certifications June 4, 2015 US Navy’s USS Germantown (LSD 42) underwent complete Amphibious Warfare, Aviation, and Mobility Air certifications over the course of several weeks from March until May of 2015. The ship’s warfare teams, led by Deck Department’s 1st Leiutenant, Lt. Smith; Division Officers Ensign Myung and Ensign Chien; and Department Leading Chief Petty Officer, BMCS Brown; began preparations for the certification months in advance.Ensign Myung said:These certifications were all about planning, planning and more planning. It required extreme care in referencing the checklists to create a detailed plan of actions and milestones and close coordination with Deck, Engineering, Operations, and Supply Departments to meet the listed deadlines.The Aviation Facilities and MOB-A certifications culminated in scores of 95.5% and unrestricted rotary wing flight deck operations with five of the six MOB-A sub scores achieving 95% or greater .During the Amphibious Warfare (AMW) certification the crew conducted 18 certification events and scored 100 percent in LCAC Well Deck Operations, AAV Well Deck Operations, CRRC Well Deck Operations, Ballast and Deballast Operations, and Amphibious Assault Direction System (AADS).USS Germantown continues to demonstrate that a steady strain approach and proper prior preparation are necessary tools for successful completion of certification events the first time every time.[mappress mapid=”16153″]Image: US Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: asia USS Germantown Undertakes Warfare Certifications View post tag: Certifications View post tag: News by topic View post tag: USS Germantown Authorities View post tag: Navy View post tag: Warfare Share this articlelast_img read more

Eight places to play croquet in Oxford

first_imgIt’s summer time, and the living is easy, espe­cially when most of the Oxford summer is spent on the croquet lawns. Though the sport itself is relaxed, the rivalry between colleges for the greatest, most manicured, most pristine cro­quet lawns is fierce. To resolve, once and for all, the most heated source of competition between colleges, I present to you the top eight places to play croquet in Oxford.Straight in at number one are the Trinity Lawns, which, and there’s no two ways round this, are spectacular. If you are able to break in through the vaunted blue gates from Broad Street in order to bask on the lawns for an afternoon of croquet and Pimm’s, then count yourself lucky. If you haven’t, then make sure it’s at the top of your Oxford bucket list as it is truly the place to play.A close second is Oriel Third Quad. Perhaps the most enclosed croquet quad in Oxford, its ur­ban atmosphere undoubtedly adds to the pace of the game. Midday crowds are normally in the double figures so there’s no room for error. A tree and manhole cover ensure only the best can win.Next up is Queen’s Front Quad. Tucked away behind the huge queues at the Queen’s Lane bus stop, is – surprise, surprise – Queen’s, one of Ox­ford’s stealth High Street croquet havens. If you are lucky enough to be at Queen’s, or if you have friends that are, then you will certainly know that once you disappear into their Front Quad, the surroundings are stunning. On a sunny afternoon, when the sun hits the Quad’s huge arches, which are so sexy that they would give the Romans college envy, there is nothing better to do than knock some plastic balls through some metal hoops.For a more bucolic take on croqueting, Mer­ton has you covered. Nestled between the green and pleasant lands of Merton Field and the not-so-satanic cobbles of Merton Street, one finds the battlefield that is Merton’s croquet lawn, sited on the appropriately named Mob Quad. Here, the perfectly manicured lawn masks the emotional scars and wounds suffered in the fierce revision-break matches over the centuries. Luckily for Mertonians, their library is a mere five metres from this modern day Colosseum, which makes tactical and theoretical croquet-based mid-match research most convenient. This training ground has seen the likes of James Flannery – Croquet Cuppers King himself – refine their talents on its grassy verges. Those pitted against any Merton team in the next stage of Cuppers… be prepared.It should come as no surprise that St John’s makes the cut, given they have so much money they have no idea what do with it. Luckily for you, the croquet-mad public, word has it that they have invested a serious amount of £££ in creat­ing a state-of-the-art croquet facility within the walls of college. Also, I have it on good authority that they’ve installed under-soil heating to en­sure that Johnians have the Cuppers advantage of year-round croquet. Watch out world: they mean business.[mm-hide-text]%%IMG%%9538%%[/mm-hide-text]From one kind of excess to another, in at six is Christ Church. We get it, Christ Church, your college is pretty cool, and your meadow isn’t half bad either. Their croquet lawn is, as you might expect, pretty fantastic too. So if you get drawn against a Christ Church four in the final rounds of Cuppers, you ought make the most of it by, at the very least, recreating the notorious Bulling­don Club photo – let’s be honest, you needed a new cover photo anyway.For the more danger-inclined, our penultimate croquet lawn of choice is the Gladstone Link. I may have lied about the low-stakes croquet be­fore: nothing screams high stakes like avoiding an army of angry finalists and librarians as you set up a unique hybrid of crazy golf and croquet in order to harness the true purpose of the Glad­stone Link’s moving bookshelves. Mr Gladstone himself would certainly have approved.And rounding off the list is Worcester. Because Emma Watson played croquet there. Probably.last_img read more

Graduate School of Design launches ‘Talking Practice’ podcast

first_img Read Full Story The Practice Platform at Harvard University Graduate School of Design (HGSD) presents “Talking Practice,” the first podcast series to feature in-depth interviews with leading design practitioners from around the world on the ways in which architects, landscape architects, designers, and planners articulate design imagination through practice.Hosted by Grace La, Professor of Architecture and Chair of the Practice Platform at HGSD, each 40-minute episode provides a rare glimpse into the work, experiences, and attitudes of design luminaries such as Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu, Jeanne Gang, and others. Comprehensive, thought-provoking, and timely, “Talking Practice” tells the story of what designers do, why, and how they do it — exploring the key issues at stake in practice today.Listen to all available episodes and find program notes on our website, or subscribe to the series via one of these podcast providers: iTunes, Android, Google, Stitcher, and Spotify.last_img read more