first_imgTuesday 19 October 2010 3:22 am Show Comments ▼ whatsapp World Bank attacks US currency policy Share John Dunne Surging capital inflows threaten Asia’s economic stability, the World Bank has warned, a day after US treasury secretary Timothy Geithner sought to draw the venom from a global row over currencies by vowing not to devalue the dollar.The World Bank buttressed the argument made by China and others that US policies are sending a wave of cash flowing into higher-yielding emerging markets, undermining their export competitiveness and pumping up inflation and asset bubbles.“We are seeing an effort by developing East Asia to deal with the large amounts of liquidity driven in very large part by the monetary policy easing in the United States,” Vikram Nehru, the bank’s chief economist for Asia-Pacific, told reporters in Tokyo.Nehru, presenting a semi-annual report, urged policymakers to learn the lessons of the 1997/98 Asian financial crisis, when an influx of footloose global capital inflated property and equity prices, only for them to collapse when the money flows reversed.“The authorities in East Asia need to take adequate precautions to ensure that they do not repeat the same mistake twice in slightly over a decade,” the report said.While capital controls were not very effective in controlling long-term investment flows, Asian countries had an array of instruments to deal with rising inflows, the World Bank said.“If this liquidity abundance is sustained and increases, I think they are going have to take further action,” Nehru said.Thailand introduced a withholding tax on foreign purchases of government bonds last week, and Brazil on Monday increased an existing tax on foreign bond buyers to 6 percent from 4 percent.Foreign investors in Brazil will also have to pay more tax to trade currency derivatives, blamed in part for driving up the real, the country’s currency, to a two-year high.“Our objective is to reduce foreign investment into Brazil,” Finance Minister Guido Mantega told reporters in Sao Paulo.Strains over the constellation of exchange rates needed to put global growth on a more solid, sustainable footing are likely to dominate a meeting of finance ministers of the Group of 20 major economies in South Korea starting on Friday.The dispute boils down essentially to the exchange rate of the yuan, also known as the renminbi.The United States, supported by most economists, believes Beijing is unfairly holding the yuan down to give its exporters an advantage in global markets.This is causing a broader misalignment of global currencies, Washington contends, because other developing countries are reluctant to lose competitiveness versus China by permitting their own currencies to appreciate in isolation. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times Tags: NULL whatsapplast_img read more

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first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Donations to the Trust will be available from tomorrow afternoon, with confirmed details to be posted on the Blues website – www.theblues.co.nz‘Team Malo’ Auckland Marathon participantsPat Lam, head coachMark Harvey, head strength and conditioning coachCraig Lister, assistant managerStephen Kara, doctorMark Plummer, physiotherapistTroy Webber, video analystAsh Draper, assistant physiotherapistIain Cleland, assistant strength and conditioning coachBen Meyer, former Blues player and professional development managerJames Rigby, website manager / communications assistant Kurtis Haiu has had to indefinately hang up his boots after being diagnosed with bone cancer in AprilThe Blues coaching team demand a lot of their players during the season, expecting them to put their bodies on the line every game, but this time around it is the management who are putting in the hard yards for one of their cancer stricken players.While most of the team are enjoying some down time before pre-season training commences, head coach Pat Lam, along with a host of the Blues management team including the doctor, physiotherapist, strength and conditioning coach and video analyst, have been pounding the pavement in preparation for the Auckland Marathon on October 30.It’s all in an effort to raise funds for Blues lock Kurtis Haiu who was forced to hang up the boots indefinitely in April after being diagnosed with bone cancer. The money donated to Haiu’s Trust will be used for his ongoing treatment as well as going to his young family.By the time the Blues management team line up at the start of the 42.195 km race they will have run almost 700 km in preparation – further than the distance between Auckland’s Eden Park and Westpac Stadium in Wellington. It’s a far cry from the ritual 5km Blues management runs on game day, but Lam said it was all for an extremely worthy cause.“As a management team we always run on the morning of a game and one of the guys once mentioned doing a marathon but I said ‘don’t be stupid’ but as soon as Kurtis was diagnosed with cancer we decided we should do it for him,” Lam said.“Kurtis constantly puts his body on the line for the team and gives everything on the field, and when you consider the amount of injuries we’ve had with locks over the years with Ali Williams and Anthony Boric both ruled out for extended periods, the person who always filled that hole for the team was Kurtis. “I often talk as a coach about putting it on the line for each other and now one of my players needs help as he faces the biggest test of his life so it’s time we put our bodies on the line for him. Just training for the marathon there’s a lot of pain involved and my body aches everywhere but when you think about what Kurtis is going through it doesn’t really compare at all.”27-year-old Haiu, who made his Blues debut in 2006 and has racked up 53 caps for the franchise, said it was an incredibly kind gesture.“It’s pretty special to think they’re doing this to help me out and I’m very touched by their showing of support,” he said.“They’ll be fitter than most of the players by now so it’s going to be tough for the guys come pre-season training,” he quipped. CENTURION, SOUTH AFRICA – 19 FEBRUARY: Kurtis Haiu controls the ball during the Auckland Blues training session held at Zwartkop High School on 19th February, 2009, in Centurion, South Africa. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images)last_img read more

first_imgToday marks a year until the opening game of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, when England will take on Fiji at Twickenham. To mark the occasion, RW has dug out some memorable moments from the previous seven tournaments, by Joshua Murray. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 2011 – With Wales appearing in their first World Cup semi-final since 1987, expectation was building that something truly special may be on the cards. Within 18 minutes of their semi against France, that expectation seemed to disappear. Sam Warburton’s tip-tackle on French wing Vincent Clerc was deemed illegal by referee Alain Rolland, who brandished a red card to end the Welsh captain’s participation in the game. Wales fought valiantly with 14-men for over an hour, but were narrowly beaten 9-8. A disconsolate Warburton flew home days later, seated next to, (you’ve guessed it), Vincent Clerc!Follow this link to find out how to get World Cup tickets for next year! TAGS: Highlight center_img 2003 – The sight of Jonny Wilkinson sending a right-footed drop-goal through the posts at the Telstra Stadium on 22 November 2003 has been stencilled into the memories of every England rugby fan. A slightly less beautiful, but no less memorable, moment arrived earlier in the tournament, when Samoa‘s Brian Lima fully justified his nickname ‘The Chiropractor’ by delivering a bone-crunching tackle that will have left an imprint on South African fly-half Derick Hougaard’s rib cage after he’d taken a flighted pass. Thanks Joost…2007 – New Zealand’s famous haka can be one of sport’s most intimidating sights. In their home World Cup, France sought to respond to this intimidation with a memorable response of their own. The French team edged towards New Zealand, with Sebastien Chabal at the forefront, mid-war dance, before staring down their opponents down from point-blank range. Their bold strategy was a success: France went on to win the quarter-final 20-18 in a game which led to years of recriminations. 1987 – The inaugural Rugby World Cup had provided its fair share of one-sided matches by the time France and Australia met for their semi-final. With the scores locked at 24-24 after a flair-filled encounter, the scene was set for French full-back Serge Blanco to deliver the decisive blow in the final moments. Following a build-up of French pressure, Blanco received the ball 20 metres out on the left wing. Producing an electric burst of pace, Biarritz’s finest outpaced four scrambling Wallaby defenders to dive baletically in at the corner and secure a last-gasp billet to the final for Les Bleus. Sacre bleu, incroyable!1991 – Ireland took on a much-fancied Australia in their quarter-final at Lansdowne Road in 1991, in front of a vociferous Irish crowd. The ground erupted in ecstasy when flanker Gordon Hamilton finished a breakaway move to give Ireland an 18-15 lead with minutes remaining, but this time it was the Wallabies’ turn to have the final say. A wrap-around move to the right ended with Australia fly-half Michael Lynagh gathering the ball two metres out to burrow over the line just before the Irish defence could barge him into touch.1995 – Whilst the 1995 RWC in South Africa will forever be remembered for the incredible influence it had off the field for the host nation, there were also some pretty unforgettable moments on it. Of those, perhaps the most stunning was the emergence of a New Zealand winger by the name of Jonah Lomu, in his country’s semi-final with England. The All Black, who Will Carling described as a ‘freak’ after the game, scored four tries on the day, but it was the first effort – including his brutal trampling of Mike Catt – that will live longest in the memory.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPMZrPjW5cs1999 – England’s heavy defeat to New Zealand in the 1995 semi-final provoked questions about their ability to compete with the southern hemisphere giants, and the issue reared its head again after their quarter-final exit in 1999. The 44-21 defeat to reigning champions South Africa was most notable for the virtuoso performance of Springbok fly-half Jannie de Beer, who scored a world record five drop goals during the match to send Clive Woodward’s men crashing out.last_img read more

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. Photo: Screen capture from Anglican Video[Anglican Journal] The church’s “absolute and unwavering commitment” to addressing the injustices that Canada’s Indigenous people continue to experience is one of the key elements in achieving meaningful reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, the primate of the Anglican Church of Canada has said.“I pray that as a church, we will rise up to this challenge, join hands with Indigenous peoples, walk with you, and with you speak truth to power,” said Archbishop Fred Hiltz in a sermon delivered during the opening eucharist of the 8th national Anglican Indigenous Sacred Circle on August 17. About 160 Indigenous Anglicans across Canada are gathered at the UNIFOR Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ont., for the triennial meeting, August 16-22.As he reflected on the day’s readings—“a judgment against Israel, a psalm of penitence and a gospel of invitation to a new way of living”—Hiltz spoke passionately about how both Canada and the church have failed God and Indigenous people.“…Like the people of Israel, we have followed other gods: the gods of imperialism, the notion of the superiority of some races over others, the institutionalizing of racism, the enacting of policies of assimilation grounded in nothing less than a resolve in cultural genocide,” said Hiltz. “…Dare I say, we provoked the Lord’s anger in the manner in which in the name of colonialism and the spirit of the doctrine of discovery we suppressed Indigenous [people] across Turtle Island and smothered their languages, culture and spirituality.”Hiltz expressed the hope that the church will address the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada’s Calls to Action and turn them into priorities in its ministry among and with Indigenous people. “For those who have ears to hear, a conscience to stir and a heart to move, the [TRC] has humbled this nation to confess its sin, and to pray for guidance in walking a new and different way with the First Peoples of this land,” he said. “…If we are true to an abiding commitment to an evolving relationship with one another, the church can do no less, for the love of Jesus compels us.”The primate also referred to the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples’ (ACIP) call for a change in the church’s governance structures to allow greater self-determination for Indigenous Anglicans.The proposals—which include the creation of self-determining Indigenous ministries, provisions for urban ministry and Indigenous training and ordination programs, among others—will be discussed at the Sacred Circle.“I hear a number of questions about the call, most in the spirit of understanding it and enhancing our capacity to embrace it, as fully as possible through whatever structural changes might emerge in the church,” said Hiltz, noting that initial discussions have taken place at the National House of Bishops and the Council of General Synod (CoGS).Hiltz said the call for greater self-determination arises from the crises that Indigenous leaders witness in their communities, mostly as consequences of the Indian residential school system and the lingering effects of colonialism.“I am continually sobered by the stark reality that 70% of Indigenous peoples are dependent on social assistance and that one in two Aboriginal children live in poverty,” he noted. “I am continually sobered by the awful reality that more Indigenous peoples are living in slums in the downtown core of large cities than in their own communities.” Canada’s Indigenous people also “represent the highest group of death by accident or violence of any culture in the world,” he added.The Sacred Circle, Hiltz said, presents an opportunity for healing, reconciliation and a new life. “It’s about renewing commitments to ministry. It’s about the nurturing of a friendship in the spirit of Jesus’ teaching,” he said. “It’s about rebuilding trust, nurturing respect, restoring harmony and looking expectantly to a new day, new joys, new possibilities in this church of ours and in this country.”The church’s commitments will be manifested in various ways—from engaging political leaders in the federal election campaign, to responding to the TRC’s Calls to Action and in heeding Indigenous Anglicans’ call for greater self-determination within the church. 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first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter May 31, 2020 at 8:25 am June 1, 2020 at 10:25 am TAGSAfrican LionsCharles TowneFearGodInspirationProtectionSolutions Previous articleThe 100 deadliest days for teen drivers have begunNext articleBREAKING NEWS: Mayor orders curfew for Orange County again, effective immediately Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Lorita, it is not a bad thing to be captivated! That is what Ppa God does for me, He keeps me captivated, enraptured, and fascinated by His ability to show us solutions for each and every challenge in our lives! Isn’t it the absolute truth? Bless you and yours, Chaz Nh What a great read! You had me on the edge of me seat with anticipation. Sometime we will have to talk about the mauling incident.Once person is mauled by a lion, I’m sure it truly does put everything else I perspective! May 31, 2020 at 8:35 pm ERNEST ALNER May 31, 2020 at 7:48 am May 31, 2020 at 9:01 pm charles towne Reply June 12, 2020 at 1:22 pm Please enter your name here Reply June 8, 2020 at 1:53 pm June 2, 2020 at 3:17 pm Reply Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Richard, some folks have not lived life and therefore they tell what they wish had happened, and then there are those that tell what happened. Praise God I am one of those in the second group. I suppose some of us have to be burned in order to know what hot means, and then there are those that have to feel the claws and fangs of life to know that we have lived. I have been tempered in the blast furnace of life, I have lived. God is so good. Bless you pal, Chaz Dear Charlitos. … Really an scare tale. But always GOD around Us give us strength and peace to move along through this beautiful Life.Praise and Thanks GOD for every single miracle. Amen my Little Brother. I never understood that going quietly into the night, I always wanted to be the guy standing by the roller coaster yelling, “Wow, what a ride!” . charles towne Mike McFadden charles towne Yep! I can picture it! In my minds eye!!! Glad you had the inspiration to know what to do…and that we also can count on God to get us through all we face in this old world!!! Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. Dear Mike, I am glad you enjoyed the read! God bless you both pal, More to come. Chaz I have heard about going quietly into the night but I never really understood that! I would much rather be the guy that just got off the roller coaster and stood there yelling, ” what a great ride! “. Richard Charles, as usual, you have captivated me. No matter what our challenge, if we will but turn our needs, our cares, over to God, He will carry us through. Bless you, keep writing. As I read your work I am reminded of Hemingway. The adventurous spirit, the rugged individualism, the unique writing style, all the good parts of Papa Hemingway. Richard Reply June 4, 2020 at 10:31 am Dear Friend, I am not sure I am deserving of such a high compliment but I surely appreciate your words. Bless you, Chaz Reply CSG June 4, 2020 at 1:50 pm Lorita Atwell charles towne charles towne May 31, 2020 at 9:24 pm Dear CSG, I guess dire circumstances call for dire solutions! I am not sure I would have the courage or presence of mind to think outside of the box today as I did those years ago. Papa God has had his hand on me for a long time. I have asked to be able to feel His hand on me and it looks like my prayers have been answered time and again. Blessings on you, Chaz At first I thought you might be lion to me, but then I realized, some can be molded into what they should be with a minimum of trouble and some of us kind of need a blast furnace to refine us into what we need to become! So far so good, keep the lessons coming! June 6, 2020 at 6:29 am Reply May 31, 2020 at 8:41 am Reply Please enter your comment! June 2, 2020 at 7:50 pm Herbert, I am so glad you enjoyed reading another episode from my dull life. Bless you both, Chaz Reply Reply Dear NH, you are absolutely correct about everything being put in perspective after being attacked by a large cat! This chrono virus thing certainly does give us cause to consider life differently doesn’t it? When shaken up as we have been recently perhaps we will not be so complacent. Bless you dear folks, Chaz June 2, 2020 at 7:06 pm Reply Reply Richard, I am going to be shouting, “FASTER! CAN’T YOU MAKE THIS THING GO ANY FASTER!?” Chaz Faith Fowler Reply May 31, 2020 at 6:52 pm Herbert Weissman charles towne Reply Leo May 31, 2020 at 9:07 pm Reply Perfect LOVE cats out FEAR, GOD IS LOVE Richard Dear Leo, you are so right my friend! The thing for us to remember is that every breath we take is a beautiful miracle! Give Papa God all the glory! Bless you and yours pal, Chaz June 6, 2020 at 7:20 am InspirationBy Charles Towne                        I screamed and struggled but there was no release from those terrible, tearing jaws. The lion tore and ripped at my tortured body…The telephone ring jolted me awake, and it was with some relief that I woke from that nightmare. I was wet with perspiration, shaking in fear, but thankful that it had only been a dream. And then the message on the phone chilled me to the bone.“Mr. Towne, come quick, the lions are loose!” It was one of my assistants at the small zoo I directed, her voice full of tension and concern. If there was one emergency I was not prepared to face, this was it. I hung up the phone, trembling.I don’t mind telling you that at that moment I was frightened almost to the point of immobility, but I was the only one with the suitable experience to handle the big cats.What could cause me to react with such apprehension?Three weeks previously I had been mauled by an African lion.The mauling happened while transporting the animal from Chicago to the zoo I had been directing for the previous two years. Needless to say, it was not something I wanted to repeat any time soon.So… I believe I had every reason to feel like running away. It was an act of sheer will that enabled me to drive the short distance from my home to the zoo, and I must say, I was prepared for the worst.When I stepped from my car I was carrying a double barreled, ten gauge shotgun at the ready. The gun was loaded with a solid slug in the left barrel and a load of double-aught buckshot in the right. This is a dose of medicine that will stop almost any thinner-skinned animal at close quarters.As I stood there alongside my car I half expected to hear screams and see people running in fear, but all was quiet.As I approached my office, Phil, my assistant, came running to me with an expression of fear on his face as he quickly explained that he had locked the lions in their exterior cages, and then he had begun cleaning the cages. When finished cleaning, he had opened the door separating the big cats from their indoor cages. He had then left the building, not realizing that the lock on the door separating the lions from the main portion of the building, had not latched.Now we had two, full grown African lions prowling the corridor that ran the entire length of the building that housed leopards, tigers and other animals.Tentatively I unlocked the door, opened it a crack, and immediately found myself eyeball to eyeball with the large male lion. He snarled and slapped at the door with a huge paw, and I slammed that door so fast – way faster than the few seconds it takes to tell about it.We tried to coax the lions to their outside cages with some nice, fresh, horse meat, but they weren’t having any of it; they liked their new quarters.I realized that my problems with the lions could be compounded swiftly, because opening into that same corridor were other cages, one of which contained a very friendly chimpanzee.I could just see Junior, the chimp, reaching through the bars of his cage to grab one of those lions by the tail, as he had done with my lion cub. The difference was that the cub would play, whereas these adult lions would rip his arm off.The other problem was that the zoo was old. Antiquated, really. The building had been built many years before, with no thought about such a thing as this happening. (The reluctance of the city fathers to spend funds on a refurbishing program for the zoo eventually led to my resignation.) At the rear of this decrepit building where now roamed these two lions, there were a number of windows. Those windows were all that separated the cats from the total freedom of the park, and I could just envision two African lions prowling down main street, U.S.A.My problem was immediately clear: how was I going to get those lions back into their cages?I had an idea. A ridiculous idea that I wasn’t sure would work… but I had to do something.Cats might be inquisitive, but all animals fear the strange… the unexpected. So why not chase the lions back into their cages with insect fogger?Like I said, the idea was ridiculous. But faint of heart never won fair lady, nor herded a pair of lions!Working swiftly we plugged the exhaust vents to the building, and then I did it. I took that insect fogger in hand, flipped the switch, waited impatiently for the seconds it took to heat up, and pressed the trigger. The machine started to roar, spewing forth a thick white cloud of insecticide. I hoped it would work as well on lions as it did on flies and mosquitoes. Without the dying part, of course.As that fogger cloud billowed out, I stepped to one of the windows, and with the aluminum end of the fogger, smashed the glass and thrust the nozzle through the opening into the room. Thankfully the lions fled from the loud noise and thick fog to the outer cages… but I knew they might just as easily discover that the fog was simply that – fog – nothing more, and re-enter the building at any moment.I opened the door and stepped into the corridor – the one the lions were just in – and closed the door securely behind me.The fogger was still pouring out its cloud and roaring like a banshee in the close quarters.Moving as quietly as possible, but with all the speed I could, I moved to the door of the lion’s cage and slammed it shut.  Only then did I give a sigh of relief. I had done it!I am certain this was the only time in history that two African lions were herded by someone wielding a mosquito fogger.There was one beneficial side affect of my experience: never again did I have a nightmare wherein I was being mauled by a dream lion.What a wonderful God we serve.  Where else could the idea to herd the lions with that insect fogger have come from, if not from Him?No matter what the challenge, no matter what the difficulty, be it a pair of lions in your dream, or reality, or a dragon in the form of a virus, Papa God is watching over us.Thank you, O Holy God. In Jesus’ most wonderful name, Amen. a friend Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply Reply Reply Reply May 31, 2020 at 9:10 pm charles towne charles towne Reply The Anatomy of Fear Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply June 2, 2020 at 2:16 pm June 4, 2020 at 1:55 am 22 COMMENTS Reply Perfect, on the edge of my seat, read for a Sunday morning. June 1, 2020 at 1:18 pm charles towne charles towne We enjoyed the story. It was exciting and well written as always. Keep them coming Charlie. ernest, you are so right! Isn’t He good. Bless you and yours, Chaz Amazing!!A totally brilliant idea to use thefogger…and, yes, God gave you that thought!! Afterall, He made the lions and knew what their reaction would be. Your life has been very interesting, to say the least. But I know one thing for sure, way too much drama for me! May the good Lord continue to bless you and protect you like He always has.last_img read more

first_img Year:  Waterside ConstructionsWaterside Constructions “COPY” CopyHousing•Zetland, Australia ETON / Stanisic Architects Housing ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/805997/eton-stanisic-architects Clipboard ETON / Stanisic ArchitectsSave this projectSaveETON / Stanisic ArchitectsSave this picture!© Brett Boardman+ 30 Share Collaborators:Northrop EngineersDeveloper:Lateral EstateDesign Team:Frank Stanisic, Jason Nowosad, Dinah ZhangCity:ZetlandCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Brett BoardmanRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. This multi-unit project in Zetland, aka ‘Eton’, is Stage 2 of the Emerald Park masterplan of the former Email industrial site that is situated on the western side of Joynton Avenue, between O’Dea Avenue and McPherson Lane. Emerald Park encapsulates the essence of Green Square – sustainability, diversity and affordability – principles derived from the seminal Masterplan for the area. The central communal courtyard is a calm and serene space that provides outlook from apartments, sociability and cross-site pedestrian pathways, complementing the magnificent and iconic fig trees on Joynton Avenue and the generous, project-funded public park – an expansion of Mary O’Brien Reserve at the south end of the site.Save this picture!Site PlanThe L-shaped building has a modern aesthetic that expresses the aspirations of the project and its spirit of innovation and environmental excellence. The expression of the facades responds to the site, sun control, construction, technology, apartment amenity and mix. The project has 174 dwellings, a dwelling density equivalent to 262 dwellings per hectare; and 16,509sqm floor area and 2:1 FAR on a site area of 6,650sqm.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanThe project is a unique opportunity to create an architectural aesthetic based on environmental and abstract principles, untainted by sentimentality and overworked contextual gestures. The appearance of the building avoids the overused expression of cellular, crate-like elements. Special attention hasbeen given to the composition of building elements and materiality, and adjusting facades to maximise solar access.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanThe 9 storey building has clearly expressed built forms with strong volumetric components defined by clear material expression and connected by aerial bridges along the western boundary that span across the public pedestrian through-site way, contributing to the building’s social network and public engagement. The building is composed of active and free-styled wall planes that are contrasted with the metal screens and glazing that wrap around precast forms at higher and lower levels and into vertical slots. The interplay of the two predominant materials, solid and lightweight, masonry and metal provides a distinct andunifying expression to the building forms.Save this picture!North ElevationThe ‘dancing’ balconies to the east and north facades, and ‘suncatchers’ to the west facade add a dynamic to the facades that contrasts with the restrainedappearance of the perforated, sun screens and cladding. The southern façade is marked by simple and restrained volumes with a vertical emphasis. The building colours are black and midtone greys with yellow accents in the body of the building and mid-tone silver in the metal screens and cladding at higher levels, andcorresponding gunmetal grey and metallic silver glazing and balustrade frames.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanThe accommodation is 174 dwellings suited to a variety of lifestyles. The dwelling mix is 44 x 1 beds (25%), 123 x 2 beds (71%) and 7 x 3 beds (4%), all in single or double level plans including 27 (15%) adaptable dwellings. The post-GFC dwelling layouts are diverse, comprising 2-bed ‘snorkels’, 2-bed ‘cross-overs’, 2-bed ‘dual-aspect’ and 1-bed ‘compacts’. SOHO units with home offices are located at ground level along the pedestrian way to encourage smallscale, home-based, business activity.Save this picture!© Richard GloverSave this picture!© Brett BoardmanProject gallerySee allShow lessApartment in Hanoi / Kây Architecture JSCSelected Projects2017 Pritzker Prize Winners RCR Arquitectes’ Work in 20 ImagesArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:13 Joynton Ave, Zetland NSW 2017, AustraliaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Australia CopyAbout this officeStanisic ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingZetlandAustraliaPublished on March 01, 2017Cite: “ETON / Stanisic Architects” 01 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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first_img Giving Tuesday offers many opportunities for charities to raise funds, thank their supporters and demonstrate the impact they make, but few opportunities are on the scale of The Big Give Christmas Challenge.This is getting underway at midday today, and gives over 300 charities the chance to double their donations over the next 72 hours. Together they are aiming to raise £7.5 million in that short period. Based on past year’s successes the Big Give Christmas Challenge is the UK’s biggest online match-funding campaign for charities.Individuals donating to one of these charities via the Big Give Christmas Challenge site will be able to double the impact of their gift as they will be matched at no cost to them.Who is matching donations?In order to double donations, the Big Give has partnered with several ‘Champions’ who have contributed significant funds to the campaign. These are then combined with donations from charities’ key supporters to double donations over the 72 hour period.This year’s Champions include:The Reed FoundationThe Childhood TrustCandis MagazineThe Postcode Support Trust.The Christmas Challenge was launched in 2008 by Sir Alec Reed, founder of Reed Recruitment. Since then, the Christmas Challenge has raised over £71 million for more than 2,500 charity projects. This year’s charities are funding for projects covering water & sanitation, child poverty, animals, the environment, welfare in Wales and many more.Alex Day, Director at the Big Give says: Advertisement 332 charities to double their donations on Giving Tuesday via The Big Give Christmas Challenge About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9  113 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: christmas Giving Tuesday match funding The Big Give “Particularly in today’s climate, we know that match funding is an important way for charities to raise funds and we’re excited that so many charities are able to benefit from the Christmas Challenge campaign. Over just 72 hours we will be raising millions of pounds for important causes in the UK and internationally. I’d urge anyone of thinking of making a donation this Christmas to make the most of the opportunity: donate now and your money is worth double to a charity you feel passionately about.”The doubling offer ends for each charity at midday on Friday 2nd December 2016, or when their match funds have been used up, whichever is first. Not surprisingly The Big Give recommends donating as soon as possible to ensure that your donation is matched.For the first time The Big Give Christmas Challenge is coinciding with Giving Tuesday, the international campaign that promotes giving and supporting good causes.  114 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Howard Lake | 29 November 2016 | Newslast_img read more

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Dear Editor,We have a serious problem in the city of Pasadena that is being ignored and this ignorance is causing the minor cold to become an epidemic. And I am not talking about the nasty influenza that is going on; I am talking about the transient issue.In the past, we have had isolated issue of a transient walking in our café to solicit our patrons. We would simply approach the individual with an offer of cash and lunch and the situation would resolve peacefully. At one point, we had four transient on our payroll. The deal was for them to wait outside; your food and bit cash would follow as long as you do not say a word to our customers.The past has gone and we have new and more vicious transient walking the ever peaceful Colorado Boulevard. Now days, the transient walks the café as it is Griffith Park with baggage and all and the begging process starts. The noticeable difference is that the new transient is much more demanding, violent and mostly psychologically disturbed rather than being simply homeless.In the past four weeks, I have had four encounters with the individuals roaming the café, two of which ended peacefully and in two occasions I experienced physical engagement. As a business owner, it should not be my responsibility to manage the transient issue.In the last episode that resulted in a couple kicks blows below my stomach courtesy of a fine looking and not so dispread individual on a wheelchair that actually used his feet for movement rather than his hands was the turning point for me. At a brief moment in my life, I felt homelessness and I feel for the less fortunate and I have tried to help them as much as I could and I will continue to do so. But getting physically abused on a regular basis is not a sign of kindness but rather a sign of stupidity. We called the police as we followed the transient, he was caught and held for about fourth five minutes, then another two officers came and we were allowed to leave. He was well-known to the police community and we contributed to a never ending cycle. About an hour later, while taking North Lake on my way home, I saw a fire truck and an ambulance hauling the man to the jail, only to spend the night and do it all over again. What a waste of city’s resources. We have to break the cycle.Regards,John JomehriLovebirds Café More Cool Stuff COVER: Right Opinion: A Minor Cold That Could Become an “Epidemic” By JOHN JOMEHRI Published on Monday, February 4, 2013 | 10:50 am Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sweet Things You Should Tell Your Boyfriend ASAPHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Community News Make a comment Subscribe 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News last_img read more

first_imgNewsx Adverts Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Tesco Ireland has again been refused planning permission for a major development in Ballybofey.Donegal County Council had originally granted planning permission for the outlet earlier this year but the matter was appealed to An Bord Pleanala.The development, which was to be located on the Donegal Town side of Ballybofey was to be in excess of 4,000 square meters in size.But the planning appeals board has refused permission as the nature and scale at this location is not in the interest of the sustainable development of the town.Many business owners have contacted Highland Radio welcoming the decsion stating it would have a negative impact on the Twin TownsBut Fine Gael Cllr, Martin Harley says by the Tesco application being refused, the area is missing out on much needed jobs:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/mhar1pmtesco.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Mixed reaction to Tesco planning refusal in Ballybofey By News Highland – November 16, 2011 Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Twitter Previous articleMan shot in both legs in Derry shootingNext articleHeating exchanges in Seanad over Septic Tank Bill News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more