Jonny Wilkinson raring to go for Toulon and England

first_imgFriday Aug 14, 2009 Jonny Wilkinson raring to go for Toulon and England The great man is back. Tonight, Jonny Wilkinson will confidently stride out for his new club Toulon in the French Top 14 as they take on Stade Francais in the opening match of the new season.Wilkinson, now 30, has had a large part of his career wiped out due to a string of bad injuries. Hes back now though, and with his new club comes a new lease on life.Wilko feels hes yet to reach his true potential, and is hoping that this is the season that hell achieve the heights he feels hes capable of.“I feel I have spent my life playing it safe, not allowing the unknown,” said Wilkinson.“If I operate between six and eight I will always be okay because sometimes when you push for 10, you open up the door to drop to a four.“But I don’t want to finish my career and say, ‘I did okay, I operated within myself and well done me’ – now I want to push for 10.”Back in the mix with his national side, Wilkinson spent the past few days with the England training camp, and hopes to be a part of the November internationals that will truly signal the return of one of the best flyhalfs of the modern era.Two questions need to be answered before that can happen though. Will Jonny stay injury free for the entire season? 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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Les Aventuriers / Shun Hirayama Architecture

first_img Japan Houses 2009 Photographs Les Aventuriers / Shun Hirayama Architecture Architects: Shun Hirayama Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Les Aventuriers / Shun Hirayama ArchitectureSave this projectSaveLes Aventuriers / Shun Hirayama Architecture Save this picture!© Daici Ano+ 20 Share CopyHouses•Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/52358/les-aventuriers-shun-hirayama-architecture Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/52358/les-aventuriers-shun-hirayama-architecture Clipboard Area:  166 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects “COPY” Photographs:  Daici Ano , Shun Hirayama, Katsuhisa Kida / FOTOTECA, Naoomi KurozumiText description provided by the architects. The site is located in Kanagawa Prefecture on a mountainside that overviews a sea and a city. The client couple, who are friends of mine, and I visited there, when the project was initiated. Walking around in the pre-project site, where too many tall trees stand on, views changed variously, because of the slanted land’s height differences. The experience was comparable to a pleasure of wandering in a forest. Taking a walk on a hillside or feel like so even inside the house had become a concept and we went on to continue the project, taking the slope positively. Save this picture!© Daici AnoRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Fiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAFirstly, we started to define what kind of places should be there on the hill and then images of four living places were formed: a kitchen and a dining space near a road that becomes an approach, a living space at a good view point, bedrooms at positions to look out the hill, a bathroom at an airy location, and so on. After that, we put these places to individual volumes, converted them to wooden masses and shaped them, conforming to each site shape and condition, as if carving sculpture. The lateral of the road and the north surface are positioned parallel to the site boundaries, and the east surface, where the kitchen is, is slanted toward the south in order to let light in. The face of the living space is slightly inclined toward the north, so as to avoid seeing the neighborhood’s building. As a result, gradually overlapping each other, the four masses were formed into one shape. Save this picture!© Daici AnoAfter the outline of the building emerged, we proceeded to create the interior spaces. First of all, we produced a path that possesses comfortable straight eyesight, analogous to walking between trees. The path connects the inside and the outside, and again backs to the inside without a dead-end. A bridge becomes a part of the journey. On the finishes of the floors, various kinds of wooden floor that were chosen to match the assorted atmosphere are laid like carpets. In the center of a concrete floor that meets the ground, thin trees are arranged so as to look like a path between rice paddies. Save this picture!© Katsuhisa Kida / FOTOTECAWe forwarded the design, piling up stories little by little, as if animals create their nest steadily. The traces of the thoughts and processes appear remarkably. In the interior of the building that was shaped to fit the landform, walls set in diverse angles, various ceiling heights and ten different floor levels exist and in the each space dissimilar shades live. The wind that enters inside the one-room interior space feels like they came between trees, and it feels like sitting on a natural stump, when sitting on a slight level difference.Save this picture!© Daici AnoProject gallerySee allShow lessCapture the Rain / H3ARArticlesAD Round Up: Green Roof Part IIIArticles Share CopyAbout this officeShun Hirayama ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesJapanPublished on March 12, 2010Cite: “Les Aventuriers / Shun Hirayama Architecture” 12 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Purdue Economist: Summer Gas Prices to be Stable – If…

first_img By Andy Eubank – May 21, 2012 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Purdue Economist: Summer Gas Prices to be Stable – If… Home Energy Purdue Economist: Summer Gas Prices to be Stable – If… SHARE Previous articleAlmost all Indiana Corn PlantedNext articleCME Group Expanded Trading Begins Andy Eubank Gasoline prices this summer could stay relatively steady provided that an already-tense Middle East doesn’t flare up and nothing else happens to disrupt supplies, a Purdue University economist says.As long as market conditions remain basically as they are now, gasoline likely will remain between $3.50 and $4 per gallon in Indiana, said Wally Tyner, an agricultural and energy economist. Because regional variability in gasoline prices has increased, motorists in California and much of the West Coast can expect to see prices above $4 for most of the summer, and the South and Southeast below $3.65.But Tyner cautions that global instability and disruptions in supply could force prices upward.As always, the political situation in the Middle East and U.S. relations with Iran will play a large part in what motorists pay for gasoline.“Any disturbance in the Middle East or heightening of tensions with Iran could move crude oil up,” Tyner said, “and that would send gasoline higher.”Supply can be interrupted by bad weather, such as hurricanes or tsunamis, or refinery or pipeline outages for other reasons. These can occur domestically and overseas. When they do happen, they often temporarily drive prices up until the disruption subsides, Tyner said.On the other hand, sluggish economic growth, an increase in crude oil production and higher-than-normal crude oil stocks could bring prices down.Recent developments in the economic crisis in Greece and an apparent slowdown in China’s economy could be important to summer’s gasoline prices.“Economic growth or lack thereof is a major determinant of demand for gasoline,” Tyner said. “If growth is slower, gasoline prices will be lower. Growth has slowed in China and in Europe. If that slowdown continues, it would put downward pressure on crude oil and gasoline prices.”Crude oil production worldwide has increased recently beyond global demand, a situation that would drive gas prices down. As production increases, crude oil stocks build to above-normal levels, which also could cause oil prices and, therefore, gasoline prices, to decrease.If none of these situations occurs, prices will remain steady, Tyner said.“While we cannot say how any of these factors will play out in the months to come, they are the key things to watch to determine where the pump prices will go,” Tyner said. “If these factors remain pretty much as at present, pump prices will do the same.”Source: Purdue Ag Communicationslast_img read more

Students encouraged to visit new Asian artifact exhibit at Kimbell

first_imgTwitter Twitter Linkedin Kristen Notohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-noto/ Facebook printThe Kimbell Art Museum’s latest exhibit is the U.S. debut of a major collection of Asian artifacts.Some of the items in the “Lands of Asia” exhibit date back to the Neolithic era.The pieces include numerous kimonos, carved pieces of Jade, Buddhist sculptures, porcelain, and ivory from the Sam and Myrna Myers Collection.Amida Buddha, JapanKamakura, 1185-1333(Photo courtesy of Thierry Ollivier.)“Having known Sam and Myrna since 1997 when they traveled with me on a trip to India, Sam called me three years ago to ask if the Kimbell would be interested in hosting the exhibition, and I said yes!” said Jennifer Casler Price, the Kimbell’s curator for Asian and non-Western art.The exhibit has over 400 pieces that have been brought from Europe.Sam and Myrna Myers lived in Paris, France for more than 50 years and have amassed a collection of over 5,000 pieces from China, Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Central Asia and Tibet.“I would definitely recommend that students come to view the exhibit because we do not often get exhibits this large, considering it has over 400 pieces,” Alyssa Underwood-Surles, the Kimbell’s visitors’ services associate, said.Caroline Smith, a senior communication major, said she was fascinated with the kimonos.“My favorite part about the entire thing were the kimonos when you first walked in,” Smith said. “The kimonos were very detailed and large, which made them really stand out to me.”Vase, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), 16th century, (Photo courtesy of Thierry Ollivier.)The exhibit is on display in the Renzo Piano Pavilion from March 4 to Aug. 19.Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors ages 60 and over, $12 for students with valid identification, $12 for children between the ages of 6 and 11 and free for both Kimbell members and children under the age of 6.Students are encouraged to visit before the exhibition ends.“This is an extraordinary opportunity to see a vast panorama of Asian art from different cultures and a range of different objects and material: textiles, porcelains, Jades and Buddhist icons, just to name the four main sections,” Price said. “I feel there is something for everyone to respond to in this exhibition, and certainly a lot to discover, explore and learn.”“The exhibit succeeds in presenting two narratives in parallel—telling both the story of the individual works, as well as the story of how they came to be a part of this collection.” @FortWorthWeekly https://t.co/ybYAQ7pEtN #LandsofAsia #MyersCollection pic.twitter.com/hk7zuIQix5— Kimbell Art Museum (@KimbellArt) March 22, 2018 ReddIt Facebook Rate My Professor site effects some students enrollment decisions Kristen Noto is a fashion merchandise major with a minor in journalism from Chicago. Kristen enjoys singing, fashion blogging, and hanging out with friends. Previous articleSports Now 4/25/18Next articleThe Skiff: April 26, 2018 Kristen Noto RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution + posts Linkedin Kristen Noto Noh costumeJapanEdo period, 1603-1868Silk brocadeThe Sam and Myrna Myers CollectionPhoto by Thierry Ollivier ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TAGSartKimbell Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Donegal councillor says rural planning policy should be revisited

first_img Facebook Google+ A Donegal councillor says the planning permission for the Asian Hub in Athlone is to be welcomed if it creates jobs, and it should help to relax rural housing policy insofar as planning is concerned.Cllr Paul Canning says it’s difficult to understand why Planning Departments up and down the country refuse planning permission for dwellings that may form a Ribbon Development or have a bay window or a front projection, but developments like the Athlone one can get the go ahead. WhatsApp Twitter Previous articlePM shows Coleraine man had heart attack after confronting burglarNext articleUpdate : Man shot in St Johnston may lose a limb News Highland WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal councillor says rural planning policy should be revisited Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterestcenter_img By News Highland – May 2, 2012 Pinterest Newsx Adverts Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quotalast_img read more

Karnataka HC Issues Notice On Plea Seeking Directions To Ensure Strict Implementation of SC/ST Act

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka HC Issues Notice On Plea Seeking Directions To Ensure Strict Implementation of SC/ST Act Mustafa Plumber1 July 2020 8:50 PMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Monday issued notice to the state government on a petition filed seeking directions to ensure proper implementation of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 (‘PoA Act’) and the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Rules, 1995 (‘PoA Rules’) in the state. A division bench of Chief…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court on Monday issued notice to the state government on a petition filed seeking directions to ensure proper implementation of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 (‘PoA Act’) and the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Rules, 1995 (‘PoA Rules’) in the state. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Nataraj Rangaswamy said “We are dealing with an enactment of the year 1989, for protecting the person belonging to Scheduled caste/Scheduled Tribes and therefore it is the duty of state government to ensure that the said act of 1989 and the rules framed thereunder are implemented in its true letter and spirit.” The court has directed the state government to file its statement of objections by July 15, while hearing the petition filed by Parishishtha Jaathi/Parishishtha Pangadagala Melvicharane Mattu Balavardhana Sangha Karnataka (Committee for Monitoring and Strengthening SCs/STs in Karnataka). Senior Advocate Jayna Kothari appearing for the petitioner argued that the provisions of the act are not effectively implemented in the state. Some of the requirements of the law such as the setting up of Special Courts and Exclusive Special Courts for the trial of offences against SC/ST persons in districts where the rate of offences is high, have not been set up.” The plea states that there are no proper meetings being conducted by the State-level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee and District-level Vigilance and Monitoring Committees as per Rules 16 and 17 of the Rules. There is failure to adhere to time limits in investigation of atrocities and a failure to carry out periodic surveys of the implementation of the PoA Act and PoA Rules. Relying on a newsreport, the plea states that despite the elaborate provisions contained in the PoA Act and PoA Rules, its implementation in Karnataka has been abysmal. The conviction rates in Karnataka have been extremely low. In 2014, while 1633 cases were registered under the PoA Act, there was not a single conviction and the conviction rate was 0%. This was despite the State standing third in the country in terms of the number of atrocity cases being registered. The petition also cites the latest 2017 National Crime Records Bureau’s (‘NCRB’) Crime Statistics Report. In which, Karnataka was the 7th ranked state in India in terms of the incidence of crimes against SCs. Further, Karnataka was the 5 th ranked state in India in terms of incidence of crimes against STs as per the 2017 data, to show there has been no effective implementation of the act and rules. As regards setting up of special courts to try the cases under the act it is stated that Karnataka has 30 districts in total, and only 8 Exclusive Special Courts have been set up in the districts of Belagavi, Vijayapura, Kalaburgi, Kolar, Mysuru, Raichur, Ramanagar and Tumakuru and in the remaining districts, the Sessions Courts have been designated as Special Courts. Stating that State Government is required to release annual reports on the implementation of the PoA Act and the last annual report it has released was only for the year 2016. After 2016, no Annual Reports on the PoA Act have been released. The petition prays for directions to the respondents to effectively implement the POA Act and Rules and to monitor the implementation of the same in the state. Direct them to set up Exclusive Special Courts as stipulated under Section 14 of the PoA Act in atrocity prone districts and high-pendency districts of the State of Karnataka. Direct the respondents to conduct investigations in a timely manner in accordance with Rules 7(2) and 7(3) of the PoA Rules. To pay timely compensation and relief to the victims in accordance with Rules 12(4) of the PoA Rules. The petition will be next heard on July 16.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition]  Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Australian frigate rescues three from stricken yacht

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Australian frigate rescues three from stricken yacht Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Parramatta rescued three South African sailors from a yacht which lost its mast in rough sea approximately 1,300 kilometres southwest of Cape Leeuwin in Western Australia.The three yachtsmen of a 13-metre yacht activated an emergency response beacon late on March 17 intending to abandon the vessel.The resuce was coordinated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and to get to the sailors as quickly and safely as possible, the warship was retasked to sail to the yacht’s position.Parramatta’s Seahawk helicopter sighted the yacht late in the afternoon of March 18, established communications and assessed the conditions to require rescue by air.In a heavy south westerly swell, the men were rescued by the Navy aircrew, by being winched onboard the helicopter before being transferred to Parramatta.Once safely onboard Parramatta the three sailors were assessed as being in good health by the ship’s medical team. They were provided with clean clothes, food and the opportunity to contact family. Australian frigate rescues three from stricken yacht View post tag: Royal Australian Navy View post tag: HMAS Parramattacenter_img Share this article March 20, 2017 Authoritieslast_img read more

Oxford academics rewarded for services to Britain

first_imgSenior Oxford academics across a range of fields have been recognised in the 2018 New Year’s Honours list.Professor Margaret MacMillan has been appointed Companion of Honour (CH) for services to higher education, history and international affairs.The Honorary Fellow and former Warden of St. Anthony’s College joins only 65 others who currently hold the special distinction.Two knighthoods have also been awarded. The first will go to Bernard Silverman, Emeritus Professor of Statistics and former Master of St. Peter’s College. Silverman recently served as Chief Scientific Adviser to the Home Office. The other goes to Professor Tim Besely CBE, currently at LSE, who was knighted for services to Economics and Public Policy.Professor Ngaire Woods, founding Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government, is appointed CBE.Woods said: “I am honoured by this award which reflects the remarkable dedication of the staff, faculty and students of the Blavatnik School of Government.“The establishment of the School underscores what is possible when fantastic colleagues and supporters across Oxford and across the world come together to address a very serious challenge.”Professor Jane Humphries, fellow of All Souls, has also been given a CBE for services to Social Science and Economic History.Joining them are three recipients of an OBE. Professor Judy Sebba is recognised for services to Higher Education and Disadvantaged Young People.Sebba, who serves as Director of the Rees Centre at the University’s Department of Education, said: “I am delighted to be receiving this honour.“Our findings repeatedly show that young people in care need others to believe in them if they are to believe in themselves.”Other recepients include Translational Medicine Professor Chas Bountra and Alan Giles of the Saïd Business School.Three MBEs were also announced. One of the recepients, the Director of the University’s Migration Observatory, Madeleine Sumption, said: “I’m delighted that the work of the Migration Observatory has been recognised in this way.“Migration has been one of the defining issues in the UK’s public debate in the past few years and the whole team has worked incredibly hard to make high-quality evidence accessible to the public, the media, policymakers and civil society.”Dr Jake Dunning, a Visiting Research Fellow in the Epidemic Diseases Research Group, is recognised for services to Clinical Research for trials conducted during the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. He said he was “truly humbled by this award.”Twelve awards in total have been given. Recently-appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor Dr David Prout, a former senior civil servant, has been appointed Companion of the Order of Bath.1,123 people have been recognised overall in the New Year’s Honours. Seven university members were given honours in the 2017 list.last_img read more

John Mayer Is As Obsessed With Pokémon Go As We Are

first_imgWhile Dead & Company just spent two nights at the beautiful Alpine Valley Music Center, that didn’t stop guitarist John Mayer from checking out the newest mobile app craze: Pokémon Go. The new game puts users on a real life map to collect Pokémon and find Pokéstops, cleverly integrating classic Pokémon gameplay with modern day technology.As the band is on the road, why wouldn’t Mayer take the opportunity to collect Pokémon across the country? His addiction to the app may be on another level though, considering his recent Instagram post… Yeah, that’s $100 real dollars on Pokémon. He’s in it to win it.Since Mayer recently showed his bandmates Bob Weir and Mickey Hart what Snapchat is, will it only be a matter of time before the whole band gets in on the craze?last_img read more