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Rugby Explorer with Jim Hamilton – Episode 2: Hong Kong

first_imgThursday Jul 26, 2018 Rugby Explorer with Jim Hamilton – Episode 2: Hong Kong We recently shared episode one of the highly amusing Rugby Explorer, a new show featuring former Scotland and Saracens second row, Jim Hamilton. The first episode took place in Singapore, now Jim’s off to Hong Kong for episode two.In the second episode of RugbyPass’s Rugby Explorer, Jim visits the land of his forefathers.After a quick tour of the city, Jim meets up with his old friend Jed Thian, of Alternative Rugby Commentary fame, who gives him the lay of the land and explains the history of rugby in the city.Jim’s fascinating journey includes a visit to a fortune teller, competing with the women’s dragon boat team, drinking some nasty snake stuff and lighting up Hong Kong with his karaoke skills. There’s also a bit of rugby involved, as he takes part in a Hong Kong rugby training session.His trip coincides with the Sunwolves – usually based in Tokyo – hosting the Stormers, who are in town for a Super Rugby game, so he goes along to soak up the atmosphere and heat.ALSO WATCH: EPISODE ONE – SINGAPOREADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Cabin at Troll’s Peak / Rever & Drage Architects

first_img “COPY” Cabin at Troll’s Peak / Rever & Drage ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCabin at Troll’s Peak / Rever & Drage Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Sunndal, Norway Manufacturers: VINK, Bøfjorden Sag, MøretyriSave this picture!© Tom AugerRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. This is first and foremost a robust heavy duty cabin with high-quality traditional craftsmanship and local timber being used throughout. It uses a traditional layout with a connecting row of different buildings styles and with materials and techniques corresponding to the different indoor functions, the weather conditions they must handle as well as their representative status. The choice of durable materials and a construction to fit the terrain will give the cabin a long life, even in the harsh weather conditions of this high mountain valley. The cabin is practically designed for an active outdoor family with a lot of equipment and the need for a comfortable place to change before and after hiking and skiing trips and not the least to provide a drying area for wet clothes. The building is further tailor-made to transport wet hikers from the glassed-in garage via a laundry area, bathroom and kitchen to a soft sofa by the fireplace with a wide panorama window.Save this picture!© Tom AugerSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Tom AugerThe glassed-in garage will also function as a storage room, fitness/workout room, workshop and conservatory. In this room, all the traditional wooden joints are exposed and well lit. From the conservatory, the nearby scenic peak of Ryssdalsnebba can be observed to the south. In good weather, the doors can be opened both to the west and east to make a seamless transition between the safe shelter of the cabin and the wilderness at the doorstep. To the north is a large bedroom, or small dormitory, with a large window in the gables to observe the northern lights.Save this picture!© Tom AugerThe living room has a barrel vault ceiling which defines a distinct scene with the fireplace and panorama window underneath. The low position of the window emphasizes that this is a room to sit and relax. Adjacent to the living room are two small rooms which can function either as an extra bedroom or workplace. Between the two small rooms is a representative entrance with a gable fronted dormer to indicate that this is the entrance for visitors as opposed to the more profane entrance through the garage. The kitchen is airy and comfortable with a dining table and terrace door to the east. To the west small windows are recessed in the timber to provide daylight as well as a view of the driveway. The bathroom has the same type of recessed windows to allow daylight and afternoon sun in, but without being too exposed.Save this picture!ModelThe outside composition is that of a traditional row farm (cluster farm) where buildings with different functions and different construction techniques are arranged in a line corresponding with the dominant direction of the wind. The obligation to the whole is maintained by common colouration in a deep, dark green, tar based timber oil, as well as the common direction of their gabled roofs. At the same time, each of the units has its own character as presented by their building technique and window type. Furthest north the notching technique is late medieval with large, narrowing logs. The living room is built with more elegant 19th century notched logs, while the kitchen has slim, more modern, square logs with dovetail notches. Furthest south is the garage, built in a local timber frame technique and clad with transparent polycarbonate. In the western facade of the building, the individual characters of the different units are most obvious, while in the eastern facade their coherence and the cabin as a whole is more prominent. The cabin is in this respect can be seen as both a single unit and four separate buildings.Save this picture!© Tom AugerProject gallerySee allShow lessMatosinhos Jazz Orchestra / Guilherme Machado VazSelected ProjectsHouse of Ile-de-France / ANMASelected Projects Share Houses ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeRever & Drage ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSunndalNorwayPublished on February 07, 2018Cite: “Cabin at Troll’s Peak / Rever & Drage Architects” 07 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Tom Auger Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Rever & Drage Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year: center_img Area:  140 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Norway Save this picture!© Tom Auger+ 20Curated by María Francisca González Share 2017 Projects Cabin at Troll’s Peak / Rever & Drage Architects Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Indiana River Friendly Farmers Nearing 1000

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Indiana River Friendly Farmers Nearing 1000 SHARE Indiana River Friendly Farmers Nearing 1000 Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana Ag Looking to Build Canadian Relationships on the HAT Wednesday Morning EditionNext articleRefiner Waivers Could Cost Ethanol Industry $20 Billion Andy Eubank SHARE 2018-River-Friendly-FarmersForty-nine more Indiana farmers were honored recently as River Friendly Farmers, a program that brings together government agencies, agricultural organizations, Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) and farmers to recognize farmers’ efforts protecting rivers, lakes, and streams in the state.Jamie Scott is impressed with the number of honorees since the program started in 1999.“We have over 900 so far and next year we should reach a thousand that we’ve recognized here in Indiana,” he said. “I think that’s a pretty good sized number when we look to the farmers in Indiana that we’ve been able to recognize for their good work.”The state’s Soil and Water Conservation Districts nominate farmers employing everyday conservation management practices to improve soil health and water quality and restore and sustain human and wildlife habitat in Indiana’s watersheds. Scott says they deserve a pat on the back.“Farmers in general and definitely people who are good stewards of the land don’t always take time to pat themselves on the back, and so our goal in this is to recognize them and give them some credit for what they’ve done. This is the best of the best that we have in Indiana. It’s a good group and they’re just being great stewards of the land.”From Adams to Hendricks and Howard County, and from Posey and Knox to LaGrange County, farmers this year came from all over the state to receive their award from Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana Farm Bureau President Randy Kron.The link to the recipients at the IASWCD website is here.Scott is board president of the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.(RFF group photo from IASWCD) Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Sep 12, 2018 last_img read more

The cereal offenders

first_imgEmail Print Facebook NewsThe cereal offendersBy admin – May 21, 2009 624 Twitter Linkedincenter_img WhatsApp It’s pitched as the most important meal of the day, but with only eight per cent of cereals getting a green light for healthy sugar levels, many of us are waking up to poor nutrition as the results of a new report have shown. Adults and children have a hard job finding a healthy start to the day, as cereal companies continue to add large amounts of sugar to their top brands. The report showed that 31 cereals out of the 100 examined contained more than four teaspoons of sugar per recommended serving and only one of the 28 cereals specifically marketed to children was found not to be high in sugar (but was still high in salt).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A UK brand of chocolate crackles topped the sweet mountain with more sugar per serving than a Cadbury’s Chocolate Flake, followed closely by Kellogg’s Coco Pops Moons and Stars, Frosties and Ricicles which were over a third (37 per cent) pure sugar.Many brands thought of as healthy, such as Kellogg’s All Bran, Bran Flakes and Special K did little to bowl over the researchers. Starting the day with Special K, for example, would be almost the sugar equivalent to waking up to a bowl containing a portion of Tesco’s Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Ice Cream.Entitled, “Going Against the Grain”, the report analysed 100 leading cereals. Although sugar levels remained high, positive changes could be seen with reductions in salt content. Despite this, 100g of Tesco Special Flakes was still found to contain the same amount of salt as 100g of Walkers Ready Salted crisps.The report went on to highlight that other issues included confusing labelling, and questionable health and nutrition claims allowing some companies to promote a wholesome image for their brand, while failing to emphasise the high sugar or salt contentSue Davies. a senior figure at Which?, said; “Breakfast is important, and some cereals deserve their healthy image, but most simply don’t. It’s especially shocking that almost all those targeted at children are less healthy. With such little choice, it’s a daily struggle for consumers.“Cereal manufacturers need to wake up to the fact that people want to eat healthily and provide them with the means to do so by reducing sugar and salt levels and making labelling clearer. With over a billion pounds spent on cereals every year, it’s time they rose to the occasion. ”In January 2009, the researchers bought 100 cereals from the main supermarkets. Products were chosen based on their current market share. They excluded hot cereals and mueslis from the research because, despite growth in sales in recent years, they remain a small percentage of the market overall. They looked at the amount of fat, saturates, sugar and salt that the 100 cereals contained and applied industry standards of labelling where possible. Advertisement Previous articleAustralia plays out ICO season with stringsNext articleCo-located hospital approved planning adminlast_img read more

NI abortion ban “incompatible with Human Rights legislation” – Judge

first_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook Facebook Pinterest Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp The High Court in Belfast has ruled that Northern Ireland’s strict abortion laws are incompatible with human rights legislation.The landmark ruling could pave the way for women in the North to access terminations in certain circumstances.It’s now up to the politicians at Stormont to change the law – but they aren’t legally obliged to do so.As it stands, terminations aren’t allowed in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities and when a woman’s been a victim of sexual crime.Dawn Purvis is the former director of the Marie Stopes clinic.She says it could be a few years before there’s any real change in the law…………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Sarah Ewart travelled to England for an abortion because her baby had no chance of survival.Speaking outside Belfast High Court, she said it’s a relief that a change to the law could be on the way………….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By admin – December 16, 2015 WhatsApp Previous articleRuaille Buaille le Colm Feireater 15/12/15Next articleCouncil confirm letter was received by Cllr O’Donnell ahead of last Fridays meeting admin center_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NI abortion ban “incompatible with Human Rights legislation” – Judge Pinterest Twitter GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitterlast_img read more

IFA call for action to tackle littering in rural areas

first_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews Farmers are calling for urgent action to tackle littering in rural areas.There’s been an increase in the amount of waste from online purchases dumped across the countryside, along with builders’ rubble.The Irish Farmers Association wants the details of serial offenders published, and recycling programmes funded by retailers. By News Highland – February 26, 2020 Previous articleSports Scholarships awarded at Letterkenny Institute of TechnologyNext articleHurling 7’s title for Letterkenny Institute News Highland Facebookcenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty IFA call for action to tackle littering in rural areas Facebook Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

Third Lotto win in Raphoe this year

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Facebook Twitter Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest WhatsApp Third Lotto win in Raphoe this year News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsAppcenter_img By News Highland – March 31, 2019 Twitter Previous articleCalls for zero tolerance after ambulance crew attacked EnniskillenNext articleRugby Review- Brave Ulster go down to holders News Highland Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme The town of Raphoe could be Ireland’s luckiest town.It’s after the winning million euro Lotto Plus 1 ticket was sold in Barclay’s Newsagents.The winning numbers were 8 11 16 18 20 46 and the bonus number was 40.This win comes after two other lotto wins in the town already this year.National Lottery Spokesperson Miriam Donohue says the winner is yet to come forward:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Training shortfall fuels complaints

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Employees are desperate to deliver good service but hindered by the processand systems within their organisations, including lack of training. This is the conclusion drawn from the third National Complaints CultureSurvey released by people development company TMI, endorsed by the Institute ofCustomer Service. It surveyed more than 2,900 consumers and 3,000 employeeswithin 43 organisations across eight different sectors. It found some organisations are working with systems that cannot cope withgrowing customer volumes and although committed to good customer service, theyare letting down employees by failing to provide feedback on mistakes. A key finding is individual learning is still hampered by low levels oftraining – even though this has risen seven per cent since 2001. Only 36 percent of staff are currently satisfied with their training. Nearly half of organisations have implemented customer relationshipmanagement as part of their overall service strategy, yet 75 per cent of seniordirectors believe customer loyalty is decreasing. By Stephanie Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Training shortfall fuels complaintsOn 1 Jul 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Mayoral candidates tackle affordability, cancel rent in housing debate

first_imgShaun Donovan, who served as the top housing official for Mayor Michael Bloomberg before serving as President Barack Obama’s secretary of Housing and Urban Development,stressed that federal rental assistance programs will be key to helping families who earn less than $15,000 a year.“The single-most important answer for our lowest-income families, who need the help the most, is to dramatically expand help from Section 8 and other rental assistance that will allow you to pay the bills,” he said.Ray McGuire, a former vice chairman at Citigroup, said the government and nonprofits need to take the lead in building housing for those earning below 30 percent of the area median income. He estimated that it would cost $1 billion to build 5,300 units for those New Yorkers.One-time presidential candidate Andrew Yang said he had a more cost-effective solution involving city grants that would pay for turning vacant or defunct hotels into affordable housing. He said he could build roughly 5,000 housing units by investing $250 million in such conversions. Maya Wiley, attorney and civil rights activist, also floated hotel conversions as part of her affordable housing strategy.Comptroller Scott Stringer criticized the de Blasio’s administration’s housing program for failing to build more deeply affordable housing. Stringer, who has proposed requiring nearly all residential development to set aside 25 percent of units for those making an average of 60 percent of AMI, said the administration has failed to work with community boards and residents and wasn’t interested “in building consensus” in the neighborhoods it rezoned.Drilling down on his initial question, Louis asked if every new unit in East New York, one of the neighborhoods rezoned under de Blasio’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing program, should be affordable to existing residents.“If a housing policy results in long-term residents being pushed out of homes and into homeless shelters, I got a real problem with that,” Stringer said. “I’m not suggesting that we don’t recognize the pulse and excitement of neighborhoods that are constantly changing… but there has to be a basic understanding that the people who invested a lifetime in communities, built the schools and daycare centers, that made communities so vital that people from all over the world want to live there, you’ve got to make sure that there is a place for them.”Kathryn Garcia, former city sanitation commissioner, agreed that the value of federal vouchers needs to be increased and said that affordable housing needs to target those who make less than 30 percent of the area median income. She also called the city’s land use review process, the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, “very bureaucratic” and said the city needs to do a better job of prioritizing its own projects.“If, when I was a sitting commissioner needed to get an expeditor to get my projects through, then we know that we need to change things,” she said. “In construction, time is money.”She added that the city needs to support small landlords to ensure that they are able to afford maintenance in rent-stabilized buildings. Landlords have lamented that the state legislature’s changes to the rent law in 2019 leaves them with little to cover those costs.Nonprofit executive Dianne Morales echoed that housing needs to target tenants earning less than 30 percent of the area median income, and said the city needs to prioritize affordable housing developed by nonprofits.She also called out the city’s shelter system.“It is a process that churns people into whatever housing is available without ensuring that they are actually able to retain that housing long-term,” she said.Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said when it comes to affordable housing, the city needs a more coordinated approach. He also emphasized that more affordable housing needs to target “middle-income” New Yorkers.“Everybody keeps looking for this magic dollar amount, but in actuality if you are a teacher or an accountant and have four or five children, and you are paying above 30 percent of your income on rent, that is unfair,” he said. “We’re not talking about multimillionaires, we’re talking about hard-working, civil service, middle income people who are paying 40, 50 percent of their income on rent.”The candidates diverged on how to address the New York City Housing Authority’s $40 billion in needed repairs. Donovan and Garcia voiced support for the recently announced “Blueprint for Change,” a plan to overhaul the agency’s management system. The other candidates expressed concern about shifting control of public housing to private companies.At the very end of the forum, the conversation turned to how the candidates would address housing discrimination. When asked if the city’s community preference policy exacerbates discrimination, Adams, Garcia and McGuire agreed that it does. The policy, which requires that local residents get dibs on half of affordable units in new projects, is the subject of an ongoing lawsuit against the city. Adams said the policy needs to be eliminated in affluent communities.Other candidates opted not to directly address the policy but said upzonings in the city need to target more affluent areas. Garcia also suggested that she would reform zoning policies that discourage multifamily housing, pointing to two- and three-family zoning. She has previously said she would move away from single-family zoning, which exists in parts of Queens and Staten Island. The issue of “cancel rent,” a campaign led by housing advocates seeking forgiveness of rent debt, also came up during the forum. Advocates have pushed for a state policy that would forgive rent and Wiley suggested small landlords could be granted tax abatements and subsidies in exchange for agreeing not to evict tenants. Stringer said part of the federal stimulus needs to be dedicated to cancelling rent for the poorest New Yorkers. “In this conversation about cancelling rent, people forget that the greatest level of wealth for Black, Brown and immigrant communities, that wealth is in their households, their homes,” Adams said. “We would see the greatest devastation on Black and Brown wealth if we push cancel rent without balancing that out with real assistance for landlords to pay the utility bills.”Contact Kathryn Brenzel Tags Affordable HousingHousing Marketmayoral raceRental Market Full Name* From left: Shaun Donovan, Dianne Morales, Kathryn Garcia, Eric Adams, Ray McGuire, Andrew Yang, Maya Wiley and Scott Stringer (Getty)The top mayoral hopefuls agree that more affordable housing for the lowest-income New Yorkers is needed. But the details on how best to do that get a bit fuzzy.During the first televised mayoral forum of the 2021 race, NY1 host Errol Louis asked the Democratic candidates if they would provide a “hard number expressed as household income of the kinds of families” their affordable housing programs would target and if housing that targets families earning income “even slightly higher” than the area’s average constituted gentrification. Most of the eight participating candidates largely stuck to their scripts on their publicly announced housing plans and didn’t address the gentrification question directly.Read moreWhere mayoral candidates stand on real estateScott Stringer accepts some real estate money as mayoral rivals rake in cashWhat to make of Stephen Ross betting $1M on mayor’s race Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink Message* Email Address*last_img read more

Ice-flow structure and ice-dynamic changes in the Weddell Sea sector of West Antarctica from radar-imaged internal layering

first_imgRecent studies have aroused concerns over the potential for ice draining the Weddell Sea sector of West Antarctica to figure more prominently in sea-level contributions should buttressing from the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf diminish. To improve understanding of how ice-stream dynamics there evolved through the Holocene, we interrogate Radio-Echo Sounding (RES) data from across the catchments of Institute and Möller Ice Streams (IIS and MIS), focusing especially on the use of internal layering to investigate ice-flow change. As an important component of this work, we investigate the influence that the orientation of the RES acquisition-track with respect to ice flow exerts on internal layering, and find that this influence is minimal unless a RES flight track parallels ice flow. We also investigate potential changes to internal layering characteristics with depth to search for important temporal transitions in ice-flow regime. Our findings suggest that ice in northern IIS, draining the Ellsworth Subglacial Highlands, has retained its present ice-flow configuration throughout the Holocene. This contrasts with less topographically-constrained ice in southern IIS and much of MIS, whose internal layering evinces spatial changes to the configuration of ice flow over the past ~10,000 years. Our findings confirm Siegert et al.’s (2013) inference that fast flow was diverted from Bungenstock Ice Rise during the Late Holocene, and suggest that this may have represented just one component of wider regional changes to ice flow occurring across the IIS and MIS catchments as the West Antarctic Ice Sheet has thinned since the Last Glacial Maximum.last_img read more