Farewell to Conrad Smith, the All Blacks facilitator

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Farewell: Conrad Smith will be hoping to bow out in style on Saturday. Photo: Getty images. By Will MacphersonThis weekend we bid farewell to a raft of once-in-a-generation All Blacks, the backbone of the world’s most successful team. Indeed, the first – the only one to have scored in a World Cup Final – Tony Woodcok, has gone, hamstring strained, to little fanfare. Keven Mealamu, Richie McCaw, Dan Carter, Ma’a Nonu and Conrad Smith exit stage left after the Final too. That’s six men – half gone for good, half off to France – with legitimate claims to make the All Blacks greatest XV ever. Even for a nation with a talent pool as rich, deep and envy-inducing as New Zealand, will take some replacing.It’s, Smith, the last of this illustrious list – and the only one who will retire without a century of caps – who will arguably be the most missed. Sure, the explosive Malakai Fekitoa, 23 and 13 caps deep already, will come in for some regular action as a Test rugby 13. He’ll bring more attacking edge – at least he’ll hit the line at greater speed – than 2015-vintage Smith, but the All Blacks will lose plenty besides: defensive organiser, line-straightener, support runner, offloader, nerve for a disaster, wily noggin.Need for speed: Malakai Fekitoa will bring plenty of attacking thrust. Photo: Getty imagesTalking to Smith, whether one-on-one or in a press conference, gives an ounce of insight into what New Zealand will miss. He is one of those rare sportsmen who a journalist speaks to and has that sneaking suspicion that the interviewee could make a better fist of the interviewer’s job than the interviewer himself. If only – by the way – I could play outside-centre like him. Each answer is considered, no word wasted, and Smith is platitude-averse – not so much telling it as it is, but possessing a clarity of thought and understanding of his subject that means cliché is redundant and honesty easy. That law degree came in handy, alright.There are two sportsmen Smith reminds me of. The first is as a result of the title of an autobiography – footballer Dennis Bergkamp’s “Stillness and Speed”. At 34, pace – proper, searing pace – has not been a part of Smith’s make-up for some years, but the gallop is still there: like Bergkamp, things seem to happen in slow motion, his speed of thought allowing him to be ahead of the game, hitting those superb lines, foreseeing where opposition attackers are headed and what they’ll do, then making the tackle. Hell, he even makes tackling and jackling – at times he’s felt like an additional back-row, so strong were both those skills – look silky, effortless and graceful. Size isn’t everything, brains are.“Stillness and speed”: Smith makes makes tackling and jackling look effortless and gracefulThe other is his compatriot, the cricketer Daniel Vettori, another long-serving, oft-unheralded, utterly adaptable sportsman who got through leg work that helped more glamorous sorts thrive. Both, unquestionably, were the brains of the operation in their respective black-clad national teams, and carry an appropriately bookish demeanour – softly-spoken and ever-so-slightly nerdy. The comparison is helped, too, by the fact that both have spent much of their career impeccably facially hirsute, graduating from five o’clock shadows to the sort of bushy brown beards donned by vegan Wellington baristas. There’s lots to love here. Dynamic duo: Conrad Smith and Ma’a Nonu will leave a big hole in the All Blacks teamSmith’s legacy will be indelibly intertwined with Ma’a Nonu’s, and what a pairing they have been. Saturday will be their 62nd Test together (they’ve also played more than 50 games of Super Rugby together). It’s no coincidence that just five of those have been lost. Unquestionably, Nonu’s development from bolshy, battering ram but reluctant passer in the 13 channel or on the wing to the globe’s most rounded inside centre, complete with accomplished – at times sumptuous – kicking and passing games has been helped by partnering Smith so many times. They leave a gaping hole, one that – cliché klaxon – rugby fans probably won’t be able to fully appreciate until it has to be filled.It is the sheer paucity of bad games (that day at Twickenham in 2012 is the only one that immediately springs to mind and, surprise, surprise, the All Blacks lost) that is likely to truly stand the test of time with Smith. It is his constant excellence – with Nonu, of course – that has allowed Steve Hansen to experiment with his fly-halves, wings and his full-backs between World Cups – and indeed in the middle of big games – and to try different things: there’s a constant: the defensive organiser and decision-maker.Food for thought: Should Ian Ritchie court Conrad Smith as an adviser?Smith is off to Pau in France, for the experiene and no doubt to top up the bank balance. Rightly so. Hurricanes and New Zealand will miss him dearly. But here’s a thought: as the RFU begin their fittingly shambolic review into a chastening World Cup, why not get out that bulging cheque book and get Smith on board? Not yet as a coach, but as an adviser. The man has banked more about backs play – in defence and offence – than any current Englishman at this World Cup. At least that way Test rugby would not have to say cheerio for good. With the heavyweight clash between Australia and New Zealand approaching, we pay homage to one of the All blacks’ all time greatslast_img read more

Moving forward requires letting go of the past

first_imgMoving forward requires letting go of the past August 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm While I understand the author’s premise and even agree with his conclusions, I find it sad that he, too, is doing some demonizing on his own part. The “greedy rich” certainly stereotypes an entire class based solely on their income and attaches failures of character to individuals who are financially successful. This makes it all the more difficult to establish any sort of meaningful dialogue from which a positive result may issue. The “Weak, ineffective, self-serving and risk-averse leaders ” may be principled, intelligent people who still hold the values they were raised with. Is it appropriate to malign them because they do not think the same thoughts and base their decisions on the same premises that you do.My point is simple. To accomplish any real change in a church will require the participation of everyone, the forward thinking, modernized saints whom you seem to think are the only acceptable members of the current Episcopalian Church AND the greedy, weak, self-serving others who provide most of the money that allows the aforesaid saints to maintain their churches and the base from which they can do Christ’s work.As my previous paragraph shows, demonization of ANY group is easy, working with them is the challenge. We need to be very careful of language as it is a tool that can promote or discourage that cooperation. [Religion News Service] Comparing today with yesterday is a popular yet pointless pastime.For one thing, we rarely remember yesterday accurately. More to the point, yesterday was so, well, yesterday — different context, different players, different period in our lives, different numbers, different stages in science, commerce and communications.Seeking to restore the 1950s — grafting 1950s values, lifestyles, cultural politics, educational and religious institutions — onto 2012 is nonsense. It sounds appealing, but it is delusional.That world didn’t disappear because someone stole it and now we need to get it back. It disappeared because the nation doubled in size, white people fled racial integration in city schools and women entered the workforce en masse. It disappeared because factory jobs proliferated and then vanished, prosperity came and went, schools soared and then soured, the rich demanded far more than their fair share, overseas competitors arose, and medical advances lengthened life spans.The comparison worth making isn’t between today and yesterday. It is between today and what could be. That comparison is truly distressing, which might explain why we don’t make it.Take, for example, our presidential politics. With modern communications at their disposal, major parties could be engaging citizens in a vigorous national debate on issues that affect our lives. Instead, the greedy rich are bankrolling attack ads whose purposes are to belittle and dehumanize the opposition and to prevent any serious grappling with reality.Advances in technology could be nurturing an economy of ideas, innovation and personal reinvention. Instead, great minds are harnessed to create games and social networking. The most significant innovations are in government spying, bank finagling and commercial data mining — none of which will end well for citizens.Tools that give knowledge workers the ability to work anywhere could be leading us to repopulate the heartland and breathe new life into Rust Belt cities. Instead, young knowledge workers congregate in already-crowded coastal cities where the bars and restaurants are better.The aging of baby boomers could be a glorious moment — a fresh cadre of healthy volunteers for churches and not-for-profits, affordable housing entering the market, lower cost of health care, increased stability for families.Instead, boomers are made to feel like locusts about to strip the land. Banks won’t work with them to sell houses, the health care industry ramps up prices, employers steal their pensions, and churches offer stale vision and control battles. Cynical politicians stand ready to harvest their discontent.When I work with congregations, I show them how to do a “gap analysis.” Look at best practices, look at actual practices, study the gaps between optimal and actual, and work on narrowing the gaps. One key question is always, Who benefits from keeping the gap wide? Who would obstruct an action plan for moving forward?The answer usually lies in leadership. Weak, ineffective, self-serving and risk-averse leaders fight against change as if theirs was a holy cause. They cling to control as if only their interests mattered.As we compare today and could-be on the larger stage, we see the same leadership deficits: politicians whose deceitful and feckless campaigns promise feckless terms in office; business leaders driven entirely by short-term gains in personal wealth; education dominated by bureaucrats and fundraisers; cities and towns run by the divisive and corrupt; government run by lobbyists-in-training.The way forward doesn’t lie in some halcyon yesteryear. It lies in letting go of yesterday and pursuing what could be, even when the self-serving stand in the way.— Tom Ehrich is a writer, church consultant and Episcopal priest based in New York. He is the author of “Just Wondering, Jesus” and founder of the Church Wellness Project. His website is www.morningwalkmedia.com. Follow Tom on Twitter (at)tomehrich. Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem August 15, 2012 at 7:30 pm I enjoyed and profited from Ehrich’s article. Yet, I also wonder about letting go of the past. This all depends on what “past” it is which is to be let go. The Catholic tradition, and the Episcopal part of it, has developed out of its past including the great councils of The Church, the development of theological views both Latin and Eastern, the rites in which theology has life and rite have meaning, and the like. To our great harm easily forget this in an attempt to be “contemporary” and “relevant.” To forget THIS past is to gut The Church and attempt to transform it into something which, in essence, it is not. It is this past which sets the boundaries of the possibilities of the future for the Episcopal Church. If not, the wherein is our distinctive “gifts” to the contemporary world?Certainly the Fifties and Sixties were not “happy times” for intellectual and spiritual growth within The Church. Fuzzy thinking and practice based on such fuzzy thinking is never a “happy thing.” But even these times ought not to be forgotten lest we do similar things again under the same flag of “relevance” and what is “good” for our times. of course this “good for our times” is a fuzzy notion itself if we have no concrete measure of “good.” And I do not mean a pragmatic measure such as the increasing congregation sizes, money collected for social work purposes, and the like.Certainly The Church has reinvented itself throughout history, A casual reading of Church History from the early days of the Apostles until now shows a changing picture. But, the Catholic change is well orchestrated in terms of the past traditions. This we ought not ever to forget for to do so is to abandon The Church as the Episcopal Church.Just some thoughts along the way form an interested layman — Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest John McCann says: August 15, 2012 at 11:43 pm AMEN! Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH August 16, 2012 at 9:34 am To Tom, I think it is unhelpful to blame white people and the “greedy rich” for the problems of TEC and our country. We should, instead, be searching for positive ways to improve the human condition.Where would we be if endowments had not been established years ago, by the same group you seem to demonize, to further God’s work. Also, generations of Americans have always worked to make life better, more comfortable and easier, with less work and more play, for their children and grand children. Why, then, are we surprised when some in the current generation, instead of working for the betterment of our society, are focused on developing and playing computer games? We actually got what we worked so long and hard to achieve. Another example of the “rule of unintended consequences”. And finally, there are plenty of fine bars and restaurants in the Mid-West and Southern states. Some, I would dare to say, are even as hoity-toity as those on the East and West coasts. August 15, 2012 at 9:00 pm I am an Episcopal parish priest, now between calls, because I got exhausted from some of the very things about which you write in your excellent article. I’m coming to believe that people are so scared today with the state of the economy, “politics as usual” in Washington, the possibility of losing pensions and homes due to corporate greed and underwater mortgages, that all they have left to hold onto is the past: those days when “we used to have 100 kids in Sunday School and the pews were always filled!” What parish priest today hasn’t heard that? I hope I’m speaking for many in saying, “We’re tired of hearing it!” And here’s another one from a clergy colleague, quoting a parishioner, “What’s wrong with the Church today is that parents just aren’t raising their kids like we did.” Good golly! I came back from General Convention so fired up from my experiences of love and friendship and compassion and exciting liturgies and examples of thriving mission, and I am so proud to be an Episcopalian! Let’s get this Episcopal Church fired up with the Five Marks of Mission and the new budget based on those priorities, and preach and teach the priorities of Jesus vs. the world’s priorities,even if it has to be to half-filled (or empty, depending on optimism vs. pessimism) churches. And for churches that just want to spend their limited resources on fixing up their aging buildings: maybe they could glob together and form “The Church of the 20th Century, Past.” It could even be non-denominational, since these past-minded churches/people seem not at all interested in the Mission of the Episcopal Church in the 21st Century. For a sign of hope and inspiration for the future of the Church of the teachings of Jesus, listen to Jim Wallace’s address to the recent graduating class of VTS, titled “Unexpected Hope in Hopeless Times.” It certainly has given me hope in my recent seemingly hopeless time. August 15, 2012 at 11:08 pm Moving forward does not necessarilly mean letting go of the past. For example we are not going throw out the Constitution of the United States or the Declaration of Independence nor are we going to let go of The Book of Common Prayer, The Holy Bible or the Creeds. Also the leaders of our church are not weak,ineffective ,or self serving. The whole church like the world at large is facing change at a breath taking pace . Facing this change and the resulting effect tests the courage of many dedicated and sincere people. Given this reality our goal must be to breath new life into the overwhelming theme and mission of the church which is salvation. The message of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his grace is the same for us as it was that first Pentecost. What is our mission it is to bring prople to Christ. But the question remains how do we do this ? I think the there is not one answer there are many. I also know that is it much easier to downgrade any organization than it is to build it up. Also I believe that the rejection by many people of the church is not the church’s fault. The decision to accept the vision of Christ in ones life is a decisionthat all believers must make. Our work is to provide new and creative opportunities to do this. Featured Events Rev Sandra McCann MD says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Pamela Sten+ says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA August 15, 2012 at 8:36 pm John, I envy the fact that you have such time and talents to offer! And I’m amazed they’re not being tapped in your parish. Did you hear about Resolution D066 that we adopted at General Convention? It’s at http://www.generalconvention.org/gc/resolutions?by=number&id=d066. It directs TEC — through the office of Bishop Sauls — to establish an “Episcopal Network of Volunteer Executives and Professionals … to provide management and administrative counsel, support and training to clergy, vestry members, administrators and other persons in congregations, dioceses and provinces ….” I wonder if this might be a marvelous outlet for your gifts. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Cathedral Dean Boise, ID By Tom EhrichPosted Aug 15, 2012 Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Comments (10) Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET August 16, 2012 at 3:27 pm Thanks, Christine. That’s exactly what I was trying to say. John Schaffer says: Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Jobs & Callscenter_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Lisa Fox says: Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Dennis Latta says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME August 16, 2012 at 9:35 am There’s a big difference between letting go of the past and forgetting the past. One can let go of the past without forgetting or abandoning the rich lessons and traditions it provides. To forget the past is to lose all the wisdom and richness of tradition that comes from the past. To let go of the past is to use that wisdom and tradition to inform how we respond in the present and plan for the future WITHOUT TRYING TO MAKE THAT PRESENT OR FUTURE EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE PAST. Holding on to the past is a normal human response to anxiety about the present and fear of the future. We think that by holding onto the past (or some inaccurate memory of what we think the past was like, as Tom so eloquently pointed out), we can somehow stop the anxiety and fear. Change is scary, but change is also how the Holy Spirit works in our lives. We will never see “thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven” if we can’t let go of the past enough to let the Holy Spirit change who and how we are today and tomorrow. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Frank Harrison says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Comments are closed. Rector Collierville, TN John Schaffer says: Alecia Moroz says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Christine Tetrault says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Director of Music Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT August 15, 2012 at 6:04 pm This is one of the most refreshing and honest words I have heard from the Episcopal Church. I am one of those baby boomers, have an amazing global resume, in fundraising, cultural affairs, and thouoght I could transition those skills to the church. I joined Trinity Walll Street with great enthusiasm, the church has been good to me, but they cant seem to find a place for my skills, I am now looking at Jerusalem, other locations. We could become a leader in affordable housing, and other things, but they seem more focused on turf wars between the Vestry and the Clergy, which I might add is outstanding. Right now, I am on the brink of financial ruin, I am one of those invisiblle types because I shine my shoes and wear a tie to church. If only they knew, or cared to know, I AM NOT the only one. I have the time (due to disability) the energy and the faith, yet after a year of offering servuces U have one self- discerned project to work on. We arent in the 50’s but some of the congregation acts like we are in an episode of “Mad Men”. Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

Cookies and Milk with a Cop coming this morning

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here TAGSApopka Police DepartmentCookies and Milk with a CopMcDonald’sNorth Orange County Library Previous articleFDA adds Florida to the list of states recalling cut melon due to salmonellaNext articleFathers forgotten when it comes to services to help them be good parents, new study finds Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Don’t forget to come out to this morning’s Cookies and Milk with a Cop, hosted by Apopka McDonalds and the Apopka Library. This is a great program to have the kids interact with law enforcement during story time. This is a free program and cookies and milk will be provided during intermission. Times and Location: Today, at 11 am, Northwest Orange Library 1211 East Semoran Boulevard in Apopka.The Cookies and Milk with a Cop is an initiative started by Officer Andrew Raphael of the Winter Garden Police Department last year. The goal is to bring kids and Cops together in a fun and non-traditional environment that builds trust and makes friends.Cookies and Milk with a Cop is a joint venture between the Apopka Police Department, the Apopka Main Street McDonald’s restaurant and the North Orange Branch Library in Apopka.The APD provides a police officer for reading to the children.McDonald’s provides the cookies and milk.The Apopka Library provides a comfortable setting for the event.The events are held at 11 AM on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

Elsternwick House / Simon Couchman Architects

first_imgArchDaily Year:  Area:  181 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Christine Francis+ 16 Share Elsternwick House / Simon Couchman Architects Houses “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/177283/elsternwick-house-simon-couchman-architects Clipboard Projects Architects: Simon Couchman Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Elsternwick House / Simon Couchman ArchitectsSave this projectSaveElsternwick House / Simon Couchman Architects Australia CopyHouses•Australia Photographs:  Christine Francis Text description provided by the architects. Providing family accommodation on this small heritage-restricted corner site in Elsternwick required a solution that was outside of the square. A contemporary 2-story structure has been built to the rear of the existing cottage clad in contrasting dark zinc to draw a very deliberate line between new and old. Save this picture!ElevationRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornThe external form of the new building mirrors the outline of the existing but is offset and hovers over the old roof separated by a band of glazing that wraps around it. The upper level loft-style children’s bedrooms incorporate a shared bathroom, fully enclosed north-facing balconies and access to a storage area within the existing roof space. Save this picture!© Christine FrancisMaster bedroom to the front of the house opens into a new en-suite bathroom with free-standing bath naturally lit by overhead roof light glazing. Zinc pods, protruding from the south blind side of the building, accommodate laundry and maximise storage space within the house. A new kitchen/dining/living area to the rear of the house opens out to private, timber deck and urban garden via full height sliding glass doors. Text provided by Simon Couchman ArchitectsSave this picture!© Christine FrancisProject gallerySee allShow lessCTBUH11 Competition Proposal / Ajmona Hoxha, Elis Vathi, Klodiana MillonaArticlesRecreational Family Housing / Chybik + Kristof Associated ArchitectsArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/177283/elsternwick-house-simon-couchman-architects Clipboard 2011 CopyAbout this officeSimon Couchman ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAustraliaPublished on October 23, 2011Cite: “Elsternwick House / Simon Couchman Architects” 23 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HousePartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsBedroom furnitureFlexformMirror – EgonWaterproofing/SealantsEffisusPre-Fab System – Ecofacade Pre-fab TrueSealConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Arion Large SizedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealSunscreen – Terracotta BaguettesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BauBucheLightingLumenpulseLED Projector Lumenbeam GrandeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?埃尔斯特尼克住宅 / Simon Couchman Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Residence 54 / SPC Technocons

first_imgArchDaily Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/891300/residence-54-spc-technocons Clipboard CopyAbout this officeSPC TechnoconsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBangkokThailandPublished on April 02, 2018Cite: “Residence 54 / SPC Technocons” 01 Apr 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 Save this picture!© Sitthisak Namkham | ban lae Suan magazine+ 40Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Residence 54 / SPC TechnoconsSave this projectSaveResidence 54 / SPC Technocons Torchoke Chulasugandha, Sopchoke Chulasugandha Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Sitthisak Namkham | ban lae Suan magazineRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Porcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. This project is the renovation of an almost 30 years old Town-house. When we got this building the condition was really bad. The house itself has settlement about 30cm from front to back. And 1st floor and 2nd floor Beam’s Structure is failed. They have a crack mark on it. And we also find it failed also. We decide to keep only structure and repaired to make sure that it will not have more Problem in the future. And we also design iron structure to support the concrete structure like and X- Brace to make the structure more rigid.Save this picture!© Living Etc magazineThe concept of the house is to make the house to a new look for space and facade.  We decided to Brake the wall on the side of the house to make space more connected to outside. We re-do the boundary wall to be the iron net look-alike for a vine to Grow. To cover the house by green view due to the limit Land area. And for the façade we use more glass façade to make space look bigger and for the allowed natural lights to come in.Save this picture!© Living Etc magazineWe designed a Corten Steel main entrance folding door. For the interior, we want to create a flow space from front to back. We only have 1dining room on the first floor and it can open to connect to the living and pantry area.  And the wall of the living room we decide to remove a Plasterer wall to reveal the existing Bridge to keep the Story for the House.Save this picture!© Sitthisak Namkham | ban lae Suan magazineSave this picture!© Sitthisak Namkham | ban lae Suan magazineSave this picture!© Sitthisak Namkham | ban lae Suan magazineFor the Stair, We want to have a very thin staircase. So we design a Corten steel folding stair hang from above to create a different feeling for other steel structure that in grey color. For the 2nd floor, We redesign the space. Extend the room to the existing corridor and use the lightweight material for the 2nd-floor area. We have 2 rooms one is Bedroom and the other is gathering space.Save this picture!© Living Etc magazineSave this picture!© Living Etc magazineIn gathering space we design a 4m. big rotating Windows that can rotate near 90 degrees operate by manual. And also Space for putting the Owner’s Collectible and gathering space. For the bed-room we design a 45 sqm space include toilet and walk-in closet space together to make the Room space more comfortable we combine the working /living /Relax space together Save this picture!© Sitthisak Namkham | ban lae Suan magazineProject gallerySee allShow lessRenovation of the Multi-Function Hall in Central Academy of Fine Arts / Architecture…Selected Projects”Anti-Pavilion” Reframes National Sculpture Garden in Australia for NGV TriennalArchitecture News Share CopyHouses, Renovation•Bangkok, Thailand Architects: SPC Technocons Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Fritz Hansen, Cassina, Desalto, Herman Miller, Fornasetti Year:  2016 “COPY” Thailand Photographs:  Sitthisak Namkham | ban lae Suan magazine, Living Etc magazine Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Lead Architects: Residence 54 / SPC Technocons “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/891300/residence-54-spc-technocons Clipboard Projects Houseslast_img read more

Bursary offered of up to £1000 worth of legacy giving training

first_imgCrispin Ellison presents a bursary award to Jenny-Anne Dexter at the 2018 ILM Conference  244 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 January 2020 | News  243 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Bursary offered of up to £1000 worth of legacy giving training AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Two more bursariesIn a change to previous years, this year there are a further two bursaries available to cover the cost of any two-day training course provided by the ILM. This is in response to the need to provide training opportunities for people working at smaller charities, or just beginning their careers in legacy giving.  Legacy Link is once again offering a bursary of up to £1,000 for legacy giving training in memory of its former directory Crispin Ellison.This is the fourth year of the annual Crispin Ellison Bursary Award. It is open to any individual working or volunteering in a legacy giving role, regardless of the size of charity.It covers the costs of one successful applicant to complete the Certificate in Charity Legacy Administration (CiCLA), plus the cost of a year’s membership of the Institute of Legacy Management (ILM). 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. Tagged with: bursary legacy fundraising Throughout his four decades in legacy marketing and administration Crispin Ellison was dedicated to advancing the professional knowledge of the legacy sector. He died last September.Applications are now open and close on Friday 13th March 2020.last_img read more

Mom of 5 ‘inadvertently’ shot dead after kids find gun in her purse: Police

first_imgJasonDoiy/iStockBY: EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC NEWS(CORNELIUS, N.C.) — A North Carolina mom was “inadvertently” shot and killed when her children found a gun in her purse, police said.The mother, 25-year-old Gabriel Alexis Henderson, was alone in her Cornelius apartment with her five children at the time of the shooting Monday, the Cornelius Police Department said.Detectives believe the children found a small, semi-automatic handgun in Henderson’s purse, police said.Four of the children were in the room at the time of the shooting, police said, while the fifth child — the oldest — was in another room, police said.The youngest child was also “inadvertently” shot, police said, and was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.Police did not release the kids’ ages or names.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Learning for life: pregnancy

first_img Comments are closed. Learning for life: pregnancyOn 1 May 2000 in Personnel Today Life Long Learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are theprocesses by which professionals, such as nurses, develop and improve theirpractice. There are many ways to address CPD: formally, through attending courses,study days and workshops; or informally, through private study and reflection.Reading articles in professional journals is a good way of keeping up-to-datewith what is going on in the field of practice, but reflecting and identifyingwhat you have learnt is not always easy. These questions are designed to helpyou to identify what you have learnt from studying the article. They will alsohelp you to clarify what you can apply to practice, what you did not understandand what you need to explore further. 1 The earliest a pregnant woman can take maternity leave from work is a) 30 weeks into pregnancy b) 29 weeks into pregnancy c) 25 weeks into pregnancy d) 35 weeks into pregnancy 2 A new mother is defined by the European directives as a mother who hasgiven birth in the last: a) six months or who is breastfeeding b) 12 months c) Nine months and is breastfeeding d) 12 months and is breast feeding 3 Certain chemicals are known to be a health hazard to the foetus. Howmay these chemicals enter the body? a) inhalation b) ingestion c) absorption d) all of the above 4 Which of the following microorganisms is known to cause damage to thefoetus? a) staphylococcus aureus b) varicella c) rubella d) e coli 5 What should a pregnant employee be prepared to show her employer onrequest? a) a certificate from a midwife or health visitor b) an appointment card for the antenatal clinic c) a certificate from a registered medical practitioner, midwife or healthvisitor and an appointment card to show an appointment has been made d) a letter from her doctor 6 A pregnant employee who is dismissed or selected for redundancy isentitled to make a complaint of unfair dismissal to the a) employer b) employment tribunal c) trade union d) OH department 7 Time off for antenatal care must be paid at a) the normal rate b) not at all c) at half pay d) only if there is a problem with the pregnancy 8 OH nurses need to be aware of the specific risks that apply to pregnantworkers. What are the five stages of risk assessment? a) identify the risk; identify who may be harmed; evaluate and control therisks; record and review b) identify the hazards; identify who may be harmed; evaluate and control therisks; carry out an audit c) identify the risk; identify who may be harmed; evaluate and control therisks; carry out an audit d) identify the hazards; identify who may be harmed; evaluate and control therisks; record and review 9 Mrs A is a graphic designer who is 12 weeks pregnant. She spends mostof her time working on a computer. She is concerned about VDU screens andpregnancy. As the OH nurse you would a) reassure her that there is no risk to her or her unborn child b) suggest that she gives up work during her pregnancy c) reassure her that there is no risk to her or her unborn child and suggest arisk assessment of her workstation and a discussion of her work programme d) suggest she goes off sick so that she does not have to work on the VDU 10 Mrs B recently returned to work 12 weeks after giving birth to astillborn baby. Her line manager says that she is not working properly, isdepressed and therefore wants to dismiss her. Mrs B has turned to you for help.You tell her a) there is nothing you can do but suggests she sees her GP b) she must see the OH physician c) she cannot be dismissed as she is regarded as a new mother and she needshelp to overcome these problems. You offer to help organise this with hermanager and through her GP d) she should discuss this with her line manager and that you cannot interfere Feedback1b A woman can take maternity leave 11 weeks before the baby is born– this is calculated from the estimated delivery date and would therefore be atthe 29th week of pregnancy 2a, 3d We handle chemicals every day of ourlives in some form or another. All workers who handle chemicals should haveadequate control measures in place to prevent them from entering the body byany of these routes. For pregnant women these control measures should bereassessed in order to ensure that they are adequate, 4c Anymicroorganism in the wrong place at the wrong time may have an adverse effecton a pregnant woman and/or her foetus. However, Rubella is known tospecifically affect the foetus and all women should have received immunisationfor Rubella before becoming pregnant, 5c, 6b, 7a, 8d see HSE documentFive Steps to Risk Assessment, 9c Although there is no specific risk tothe unborn child from VDUs there may be other factors within her job that maycause health problems such as not being able to leave her work station,colleagues who smoke at work and in rest areas, inadequate toilet facilitiesetc, all of which should be reassessed in light of the pregnancy, 10cAlthough the OH nurse may not be able to solve the problem of the depression,she will be able to offer support and to speak to the manager for Mrs B, withher permission. She may also be able to arrange an urgent appointment with theGP and offer continued support during this difficult time. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 2/6

first_imgBurke Mickelsen netted 19 points and 11 rebounds on 11-16 shooting for the Wolves while Fernando Elmer added 18 points and 6 rebounds for North Sevier in defeat, dropping them to 7-12 on the season. Region 14 ENTERPRISE, Utah-Ryan Holt netted 25 points as the Enterprise Wolves dismantled Kanab 69-52 Wednesday in Region 18 boys basketball action. Tyler Clark’s 14 points led the Cowboys in defeat. February 6, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 2/6 Tags: Beaver/Burke Mickelsen/Fernando Elmer/Gunnison/Janzen Keisel/Millard/North Sevier/Parx Bartholomew MT. PLEASANT, Utah-Joshua Thalman amassed 26 points and the Richfield Wildcats smacked North Sanpete 66-45 Wednesday in Region 15 boys basketball action. Jamal Mayoul netted 19 points in defeat for the Hawks. Written by Region 18 Janzen Keisel added 12 points and 8 rebounds in the win for the Bulldogs, as they improved to 10-10 and drew to an even 4-7 in Region 18 play with the Wolves. Region 20 MONROE, Utah-Brandt Williams led the way with 15 points and the South Sevier Rams edged Manti 47-43 in Region 15 boys basketball action Wednesday. Mason Thompson posted 14 points for the Templars in the loss. Both the Bulldogs and Wolves have big games to conclude the regular season Friday as Gunnison visits Beaver and North Sevier hosts Millard. Region 15 Girls Basketball BEAVER, Utah-Porter Wood stepped up with 17 points and 7 rebounds as the Parowan Rams overpowered Beaver 50-45 in Region 18 boys basketball action Wednesday. Ky Brown led the Beavers in the loss with 14 points. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys Basketball ORDERVILLE, Utah-Esther Cox amassed 25 points and five 3-pointers as the Valley Buffaloes pounded Water Canyon 59-40 in Region 20 girls basketball action Wednesday. Melissa Jessup led the Wildcats in defeat with 18 points. TROPIC, Utah-Karleen Roundy netted 15 points and the Bryce Valley Mustangs routed Escalante 53-32 in Region 20 girls basketball action Wednesday. Lilly Steed had a game-high 16 points in the loss for the Moquis. JUNCTION, Utah-Kiesa Miller stepped up with 16 points and the Panguitch Bobcats humbled Piute 42-37 Wednesday in Region 20 girls basketball action. Anna Wilde and Heidi Jensen had 8 points in defeat for the Thunderbirds. NEPHI, Utah-Easton Wright posted 26 points on six 3-pointers as the Juab Wasps bludgeoned Maeser Prep 68-45 Wednesday in Region 14 boys basketball action. Grant Garner had 16 points for the Lions in defeat. SALINA, Utah-Parx Bartholomew posted 13 points and 9 rebounds as the Gunnison Bulldogs outlasted North Sevier 51-48 in overtime in Region 18 boys basketball action Wednesday. DELTA, Utah-Merrick Sherwood led the way with 20 points and the Providence Hall Patriots overpowered Delta 59-53 at the Palladium Wednesday. in Region 14 boys basketball action. Derek Smith led the Rabbits in the loss with 17 points. Brad Jameslast_img read more

BAE Systems completes autonomous RIB trials

first_img View post tag: P950 View post tag: BAe Systems View post tag: RIB UK defense technology company BAE Systems has completed “one-of-a-kind” trials of the autonomous Pacific 950 rigid inflatable boat (RIB) demonstrator.The company now says that the autonomous technology will allow navies to go beyond the limits of human endurance with unmanned vessels that can travel further, for longer and to more inhospitable environments.Developed alongside industry experts from L3Harris and MSI Defence Systems, the P950 is equipped with automated navigational decision-making technologies, freeing up operators to focus on mission critical information from afar.To enhance the capability of existing warships, the technology has been designed to be retrofitted to existing RIBs, such as BAE Systems’ Pacific 24, which is currently in service with the Royal Navy across its surface fleet.The vessel can operate for up to 10 days at ‘patrol speed’ or 300 nautical miles in pursuit mode, reaching speeds of up to 45 knots, whilst either being remote controlled or on a semi-autonomous mission.Its weapons system, developed by MSI Defence Systems with BAE Systems, remains under a human operator’s control, ensuring that whilst the vessel can operate and navigate autonomously, there will always be a highly-trained operator in the loop, making the final decision on engagement and targeting.Missions include anti-piracy operations, border control, persistent intelligence gathering, maritime security and force protection.First introduced on an experimental basis in 2015 and trialed as part of the Royal Navy’s Unmanned Warrior exercise in 2016, the work now completed, in collaboration with the UK defense ministry, has evolved the technology on the P950 demonstrator to an advanced state of readiness.BAE says the next step will be to prove the technology can be integrated with existing naval ship combat management systems. This is set to occur in the coming months. The RIB will also undertake further trials, including participation in NATO exercise REPMUS, to be held in Portugal later this year.“The boat keeps sailors out of harm’s way whilst allowing them to respond to the increasingly varied, often unpredictable scenarios they face every day, and aids faster decision making in complex and ambiguous situations,” Mike Woods, Chief Technologist for BAE Systems’ Maritime Services business, said.“For the past four years we have been working in collaboration to develop this ‘first of its kind’ technology. We are proud to have matured autonomous maritime technology significantly, positioning the UK as a forward thinker in this unique space and providing a crucial advantage where it counts.”center_img Photo: Pacific 950 RIB demonstrator. Photo: BAE Systems Share this articlelast_img read more