Andrew Trimble signs new Ireland contract

first_imgIreland Coach Declan Kidney said, “It is great news that the IRFU and Andrew have come to an agreement that allows him to continue his playing career in Ireland with Ulster. It is important for both the Provinces and Ireland to keep as many of our top players playing here.”Director of Rugby in Ulster David Humphreys said: “Here at Ulster Rugby we’re delighted that Andrew has chosen to continue and further his rugby career in Ireland. He’s enjoying a rich vein of form, and as one of the senior members of the Ulster Squad he’s played an integral part in the improvements we’ve made this season. As we saw from his performance last weekend against Teviso, he’s certainly back to his best.”Here’s Andrew talking about his decision to stay with Ulster: Andrew Trimble has become the latest player to commit his future to playing in Ireland with his home province Ulster by putting pen to paper on a new Ireland international contract that will see him remain playing in Ravenhill for a further two years until the end of the 2012-13 season.Andrew Trimble’s signature follows a successful period of contract negotiations with fellow Ireland international Stephen Ferris also signed under an Ireland international contract until 2013 as well as Nevin Spence, Paddy McAllister and Dan Tuohy also being retained by Ulster Rugby.Andrew Trimble also joins a growing list of international contracts being awarded with Ronan O’Gara, Donncha O’Callaghan and Cian Healy also recently signing Ireland contracts. Trimble made his Ulster debut in September 2005 against Cardiff Blues and has so far played 111 times for his province. He quickly followed that debut with his first international appearance for Ireland against Australia in November and has so far won 31 caps and has scored eight international tries.Andrew Trimble said, “Ulster and Irish rugby are going from strength to strength and my decision to stay in Ireland was to make sure I was part of that. We have some big games coming up, so I am really happy that I was able to agree my new contract before we went into the busy period. As well as the challenges we have in the Heineken Cup and Magners League coming up, I was conscious that I also wanted to concentrate on playing as well as possible here with Ulster so I can challenge for a place with Ireland ahead of the Six Nations and the World Cup this year. Our game this weekend against Biarritz is my first priority and everybody in Ulster Rugby is firmly focused on that.” TAGS: Ulster center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

ㄷ House (digeut-jip) / aoa architects

first_imgManufacturers: Clay Max, Eagon, Serin rehauConstruction:REPERE (Junseok Hahn)Architects In Charge:Jaewon Suh, Euihaing LeeDesign Team:Sooyeon AhnCity:Eumseong-gunCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jaewon SuhRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. It is a very romantic imagination to build a house in the middle of a green rice field, but the reality was not so easy to get sentimental. The house could not be free from the gaze of others because the intercity bus terminal was in the vicinity. Therefore, the most important thing for the family was a protected exterior space where they can enjoy outdoor activities of the rural life with their two young children. The house had to be one and at the same time two because they are supposed to live with grandparents. And also another desire, that the house should look bigger than the actual one, reminded us a single-story house with the Korean letter ‘ㄷ’ shaped floor plan, where the courtyard in the middle seemed to be part of the inner space.Save this picture!© Hyosook ChinSave this picture!First FloorSave this picture!© Hyosook ChinCompared to ‘ㅁ’ shape, ‘ㄷ’ shaped plan could be easily divided into two areas for the privacy of the family and the area in the middle could be used as a public space in the house which connects two areas. The inner space is divided into three areas with their own orientation: the family area, the grandparents or the guest area, and the living, dining areas which connect the two areas. On the other end of the courtyard that is enclosed by the ‘ㄷ’ shaped space stands a wall with a large gate which can protect the outdoor activities from the outside and also welcomes the neighbors when the gate is open. The courtyard in the center of the house becomes integrated with the inner space while changing the impression of the house occasionally as a water playground for children on summer days, a barbecue yard under a moonlit in the autumn night and a snowy landscape in winter. The roof, which slopes very low toward the courtyard so that the top plane of the roof is even visible from inside, not only adds to the openness of the courtyard but also blurs the boundaries of the inner space and the courtyard, making the house look more spacious than it actually is.Save this picture!© Hyosook ChinCountry houseThinking a new house in the countryside had to be somewhat different from the houses in the residential development area of the city. Having the common scenery in mind such as the single-storey houses with the gabled roof, the warehouses, and the simple vinyl greenhouses, familiar forms and materials are used in somewhat unconventional ways, which makes the house not so boring and foreign in the neighborhood. By using the corrugated galvanized steel plate for the roofing which is very common in the countryside and by stretching the wooden rafters lightly on the solid brick walls it was intended to give the intermediate sensibility between the Traditional Korean House (Hanok) and vernacular folk houses. In the courtyard, the concrete wall painted in white and the rough wooden gate with its exposed supporting structure reveal more the feeling of the countryside with its rough soil on the ground. In addition, the exposed ceiling with the cement-plaster, the concrete pillar with its traces of the formwork and the rough white-painted chimney are balanced with the white-painted walls inside and the elegant windows while showing more contrast.Save this picture!© Hyosook ChinGreeny brick houseWith the lighting in the circular opening on the south which can light up the courtyard and the street at the same time, the front facade of the house highlights its presence creating a unique impression. However, because of the green brick surrounding the house coherently, it does not lose the unity of the whole. The greenish exterior of the house, which is unusual to be seen in the city, becomes part of surroundings while hiding in the green rice field in the summer and contrasting with the golden field in the autumn. The large opening on the main entrance, the stone frame surrounding the big windows and the high chimney create the effect of obscuring the dimension of the house from the distance and making the house somewhat smaller than its actual size. It is another characteristic of this house that the used material is same on the exterior but all four elevations are quite different within this very simple floor plan. That the high chimney doesn’t act for the heating, but rather stands as a mere decorating element, has the meaning of symbolic representation which recalls the memories of childhood in the country house.Save this picture!© Hyosook ChinSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Hyosook ChinProject gallerySee allShow lessShaolin Flying Monks Theatre / Mailitis ArchitectsSelected ProjectsMICR-O / Superimpose ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Hyosook Chin+ 38 Share ㄷ House (digeut-jip) / aoa architects Architects: aoa architects Area Area of this architecture project ㄷ House (digeut-jip) / aoa architectsSave this projectSaveㄷ House (digeut-jip) / aoa architects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/867927/house-digeut-jip-aoa-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Eumseong-gun, South Korea Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/867927/house-digeut-jip-aoa-architects Clipboard Year: center_img ArchDaily Photographs:  Hyosook Chin, Jaewon Suh Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  131 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs 2016 “COPY” South Korea “COPY” CopyAbout this officeaoa architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEumseong-gunSouth KoreaPublished on March 28, 2017Cite: “ㄷ House (digeut-jip) / aoa architects” 27 Mar 2017. 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Delegación investigadora estadounidense al regresar de Cuba concluye que ‘proceso de paz de Colombia debe continuarse’

first_img20 de abril de 2015 – Treinta y tres activistas viajaron a la Habana, Cuba, del 11 al 18 de abril para participar en una delegación investigadora relativa a las negociaciones de paz de Colombia que tienen lugar allí. Las/os participantes eran de varios estados de Estados Unidos (Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, Michigan, Nueva York, Pennsylvania y Texas) así como de Colombia, Costa Rica y Puerto Rico. Algunas/os representan el Gremio Nacional de Abogados (NLG), el Centro de Acción Internacional (IAC) y el Grupo de Trabajo de las Américas (Task Force on the Americas). La delegación viajó bajo los auspicios de la Alianza para la Justicia Global (AfGJ).Las actuales negociaciones de paz en Colombia comenzaron en octubre de 2012, luego de que representantes del Gobierno y las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia-Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP) acordaran un marco para poner fin al conflicto y lograr una paz duradera. Hay cinco temas en la agenda: 1) desarrollo rural integral; 2) participación política; 3) drogas ilícitas; 4) derechos de las víctimas; y 5) el final del conflicto. Los negociadores han llegado a acuerdos parciales sobre los tres primeros puntos. La actual ronda de negociaciones aborda los puntos 4 y 5.La delegación se reunió por separado con negociadores de las FARC-EP y del gobierno colombiano, así como con las subcomisiones sobre género y sobre las víctimas. También se reunió con representantes de los dos países garantes – Noruega y Cuba. Como resultado, las/os delegados están ahora mejor informadas/os sobre el proceso de las negociaciones.Los estimados sobre el número de víctimas del conflicto oscilan entre 1,5 millones a más de 6 millones. Más de 90.000 personas han desaparecido, más de 220.000 han muerto (80% de ellas civiles), y de cuatro a 6 millones de personas han sufrido desplazamiento interno – siendo la mayoría mujeres y niños.La ONU ha estimado que paramilitares con vínculos con el gobierno y con empresas transnacionales han sido responsables de más del 80% de las víctimas.La Delegación estuvo de acuerdo en que el proceso de paz debe seguir adelante. De acuerdo con la delegada Pamela Brubaker “Nos hemos convencido, después de una semana de intensas discusiones, de la urgente necesidad de implementar un cese bilateral al fuego entre las partes negociadoras”. Martha Grevatt habló a nombre del grupo diciendo: “Estamos en solidaridad con el pueblo de Colombia – mujeres, campesinos, estudiantes, sindicatos, LGBT – que se han unido en organizaciones y movimientos con una visión de una nueva Colombia, construida sobre una base de igualdad, justicia social y una paz duradera. Esto es lo que quiere la mayoría en Colombia”.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Argentina: RSF deplores attack on two media outlets in Buenos Aires

first_img On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia News ArgentinaAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionJudicial harassmentViolenceFreedom of expression News Organisation RSF_en News Journalists at Revista Anfibia and Cosecha Roja discovered that the attack had taken place during the previous weekend when they went to work on the morning of Monday, 12 December. The intruders also took a projector, a voice recorder and cash from a petty-cash box, as well as the computer and notebook.Cosecha Roja is a news website specializing in covering corruption, abuse of authority and the activities of drug traffickers, while Revista Anfibia is well known for lengthy analytical articles that mix investigative journalism and academic research.Revista Anfibia editor Martin Alé told RSF that they had never received threats. “We are not into paranoia but we are not naive either,” he said. “Of the 20 offices in this building, it was the one with two media outlets that was targeted. This was an act of theft and an act of vandalism.”The office is also often used for holding workshops, seminars and other activities open to the public on journalism-related subjects. A complaint has been filed with Buenos Aires federal court No. 10.“We condemn this attack on the premises of Cosecha Roja and Revista Anfibia,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk. “The police and judicial authorities must investigate it thoroughly and not neglect the possibility that it was linked to their journalistic activities.“The destruction and theft of equipment and information belonging to media outlets constitute a grave violation of free speech rights. The authorities must crack down firmly on such violations, which are only too common in Argentina, and must prosecute those responsible.” Around 20 intruders attacked and badly damaged most of the installations and equipment of the Buenos Aires-based daily El Tiempo Argentino on 4 July with the aim of expelling the journalists’ cooperative that was running the newspaper.RSF is also concerned about the lawsuit that Emiliano Yacobitti, the financial director of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and one of the leaders of the UCR party, brought against Alejandro Bercovich, the co-presenter of a programme on the TV news channel C5N and columnist for the BAE daily newspaper , on 13 December. Yacobitti is seeking 75,000 pesos (4,500 euros) in damages because Bercovich used Twitter to report the existence of allegations of a network of corruption within UBA and the Clinicas Hospital in which Yacobitti was supposedly involved. Bercovich told RSF that he just did his job as a journalist by reporting information in the public domain about a public personality. The lawsuit has all the hallmarks of an attempt to use the courts to suppress coverage of alleged corruption. Argentina is ranked 54th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. ArgentinaAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionJudicial harassmentViolenceFreedom of expression Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites Source: Anfibia Follow the news on Argentina to go further July 6, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts November 19, 2020 Find out more News Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the recent break-in at the shared office of two online media outlets, Revista Anfibia and Cosecha Roja, in Buenos Aires, in which a computer and a notebook containing sensitive information were stolen, and furniture and other equipment were badly damaged. Help by sharing this information December 22, 2016 Argentina: RSF deplores attack on two media outlets in Buenos Aires December 4, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Provincial reporter still being harassed two years after leaving newspaper

first_imgNews Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa May 12, 2021 Find out more to go further November 17, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Provincial reporter still being harassed two years after leaving newspaper Reporters Without Borders condemns the two-month prison sentence which an appeal court in Saida (440 km southwest of Algiers) imposed on journalist Hassan Bourras on 28 October in addition to the fine of 40,000 dinars (460 euros) to which he was originally sentenced. The court issued the additional sentence after upholding his conviction on charges of libel and “attacking state institutions” in connection with an article published two years ago in the Arabic-language daily Al-Bilad, in which he criticised the municipal administration of El-Bayadh (650 km southwest of the capital).“We are shocked to learn that Bourras’ sentence has been rendered much more severe by the appeal court, although it was Bourras who filed the appeal,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Bourras was the first journalist to suffer under the new criminal code adopted in 2001, receiving a one-year prison sentence.”The press freedom organisation added: “The failure to respect correct judicial procedure, the severity of this new sentence and his recent summons by the intelligence services all illustrate the kind of methods used by the Algerian authorities to harass independent journalists.”The 28 October ruling was the outcome of the appeal that Bourras filed against the fine he received from a local court on 24 March for two articles he wrote in 2006 about the administration of El-Bayadh, which had elicited several complaints against him by the city’s prefect, the regional health authorities and the health workers union.Two months before the appeal court’s verdict, Bourras was summoned on 1 September by the Intelligence and Security Department (DRS), questioned about protest movements in the south of the country and warned not to write about them.Bourras, who left Al-Bilad in 2006, told Reporters Without Borders he was not notified that his appeal was being heard by the court, which issued its ruling without him or his lawyer being present. He plans to appeal against the appeal court’s ruling when it has been formally notified to him.“I am the victim of this government and its repressive laws for journalists,” he said. “I have taken to court several times since 2001 to defend what I have written. I am used to dealing with the Algerian courts and police, but this recent preventive intervention by the intelligence services, warning me not to cover the unrest in the south, shows that senior government officials have me in their sights.”In 2003, Bourras was sentenced to two years in prison and was banned for working as a journalist for five years in connection with articles about two corruption cases that he wrote for the Oran-based regional daily El Djazairi. He was imprisoned from 6 November to 2 December 2003. Then an appeal court reduced his sentence to damages of 100.000 dinars (1,100 euros) and a fine of 10,000 dinars (about 100 euros). While still held, he went on hunger strike in protest against his detention.On the same subject:23.12.2003 – Reporters Without Borders dismayed by verdict against journalist Hassan Bourras Help by sharing this information News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Newscenter_img RSF_en Follow the news on Algeria April 29, 2021 Find out more Organisation Receive email alerts Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation News Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections May 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Fianna Fail Ard Fheis passes two significant Donegal North East motions

first_img Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Pinterest By News Highland – March 22, 2014 Fianna Fail Ard Fheis passes two significant Donegal North East motions The Fianna Fail party has passed a motion from Donegal North East delegates calling for active and serious participating and engagement in the political process in Northern Ireland.The motion was passed without debate at The Fianna Fáíl Ard Fheis which is taking place this weekend.The party’s leader Micheál Martin has now confirmed Fianna Fail’s intention to stand candidates for election in Northern Ireland in 2019.A Donegal North East motion protesting at the holding of the Ard Fheis repeatedly in Kerry was also passed. Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Twitter Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Previous articleGardai renew appeal for information on Letterkenny single vehicle crashNext articleMEP calls for major government effort to secure HGV border tax exemption News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newslast_img read more

Brazilian proptech startup Loft valued at nearly $3B

first_imgLoft co-founders Florian Hagenbuch and Mate Pencz (Endeavor, iStock)Brazilian real estate platform Loft has added another $100 million to a $425 million Series-D fundraising round that closed last month — bringing the firm’s valuation to an estimated $2.9 billion, according to TechCrunch.The additional funding makes it one of the largest ever fundraising efforts by a Brazilian startup.New York-based D1 Capital Partners led the initial round, joined by Fifth Wall Ventures, DST, Tiger Global and several other investors.Baillie Gifford led the supplemental round and was joined by Tarsadia Capital and Flight Deck, among other firms. Individual investors include the founders of Instacart and Sweetgreen.Loft functions much like Zillow or Redfin and offers additional services to assist with the buying and selling process. It was founded in 2018, and around 30,000 brokers work on the platform.Co-CEO Mate Pencz said the number of listings on the platform increased tenfold last year, and it now has around 13,000 listings in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The firm plans to use the money to further grow its market share in those cities.Fifth Wall has been busy this year. The VC firm recently founded its third SPAC of the year, and SmartRent announced this week it would merge with one of those blank-check firms in a deal valued at around $2.2 billion.[TechCrunch] — Dennis Lynch   BrazilProptechResidential Real Estate Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tags Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Bathymetry and geological setting of the South Sandwich Islands volcanic arc

first_imgThe South Sandwich Islands and associated seamounts constitute the volcanic arc of an active subduction system situated in the South Atlantic. We introduce a map of the bathymetry and geological setting of the South Sandwich Islands and the associated East Scotia Ridge back-arc spreading centre that consists of two sides: side 1, a regional overview of the volcanic arc, trench and back-arc, and side 2, detailed maps of the individual islands. Side 1 displays the bathymetry at scale 1:750 000 of the intra-oceanic, largely submarine South Sandwich arc, the back-arc system and other tectonic boundaries of the subduction system. Satellite images of the islands on side 2 are at scales of 1:50 000 and 1:25 000 with contours and main volcanological features indicated. These maps are the first detailed topological and bathymetric maps of the area. The islands are entirely volcanic in origin, and most have been volcanically or fumarolically active in historic times. Many of the islands are ice-covered, and the map forms a baseline for future glaciological changes caused by volcanic activities and climate change. The back-arc spreading centre consists of nine segments, most of which have rift-like morphologieslast_img read more

Weber State Football Moves Up To Third in FCS STATS Poll

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Monday, Weber State football moved up to third in the FCS STATS poll after downing Sacramento State 26-14 Saturday at Stewart Stadium.This is the highest ranking in school history.The Wildcats, headed into Saturday’s game at Southern Utah at Eccles Coliseum in Cedar City, are 7-2 overall and 5-1 in Big Sky Conference play.Weber State has now won four straight games.The Wildcats also moved up to fourth in the AFCA Coaches poll.Weber State will conclude the season November 17 at Idaho State after which they will learn their postseason fate during the FCS Playoffs Selection Show November 18. Written by Brad James November 5, 2018 /Sports News – Local Weber State Football Moves Up To Third in FCS STATS Poll Tags: AFCA Coaches Poll/FCS Playoffs Selection Show/FCS STATS Poll/Idaho State/Southern Utah/Weber State Footballlast_img read more

Frey scores 32 to lift Montana St. past S. Utah 90-83

first_img Associated Press The Bobcats improve to 2-0 against the Thunderbirds for the season. Montana State defeated Southern Utah 92-62 on Dec. 29. Montana State (14-14, 11-7) plays Sacramento State on the road on Thursday. Southern Utah finishes out the regular season against Northern Colorado at home on Thursday. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Harald Frey had a career-high 32 points as Montana State topped Southern Utah 90-83 on Monday night. Tags: Big Sky/Harald Frey/Montana State Bobcats/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball Cameron Oluyitan scored a career-high 22 points for the Thunderbirds (14-14, 9-10 Big Sky Conference). Jacob Calloway added 17 points and 14 rebounds. Dre Marin had 13 points.center_img Written by Frey made 11 of 12 from the free throw line. He added seven rebounds and six assists. March 4, 2019 /Sports News – Local Frey scores 32 to lift Montana St. past S. Utah 90-83last_img read more