Simon Shaw – Wasps and England

first_imgTom Rees Joe Worsley “It’s fantastic. For a while it was suggested that there were no up-and-coming second-rows and now we’ve got a whole crop of them, which is great for the game. They’re quality players and they showed throughout the summer tour that they’re ready for the big stage. They just need to continue the way they’re playing. “There’s a lot of competition and hopefully it’ll bring out the best in each of us. I’m just as keen despite the years. I was disappointed not to start the second Test in Australia, but I learnt early on never to count my chickens. Courtney got his chance and played exceptionally well. I have to accept that, keep fighting on and show the coaches I’m still capable.”Well, as far as Johnson is concerned his former boiler-room buddy is still more than capable. He says: “Shawsy just rolls on and is one hell of an athlete. He wants the chance to go the World Cup in 2011. As long as he thinks he can do it and we think he can do it, he’ll be there.”Learn more about Simon’s teammates at Wasps…Andy Powell Wasps and England Lock Simon ShawAs another milestone approaches for the Wasps lock, Rugby World finds out what keeps him smiling.Tell Simon Shaw that he will become the oldest person to play for England in a World Cup if he makes Martin Johnson’s squad for New Zealand 2011 – he will be 38 when the event kicks off, beating Paul Rendall’s appearance as a 37-year-old in 1991 – and he sighs. “I thought it might be the case but it’s not the sort of thing to brag about too much,” he says.It’s easy to see why the veteran second-row wants to play down the ‘achievement’. The abuse he gets for his age is “relentless” and even on the day of our conversation he had been the victim of yet another prank: a newspaper article featuring a picture of an England lineout from the 1940s pinned to the locker-room wall at London Wasps, with his name scribbled underneath to suggest he’d played in that game. “It was Joe Ward without a doubt,” says Shaw. “He likes to think he’s a comedian, but he should do something more subtle.”It’s now 14 years since Shaw made his Test debut as a 23-year-old against Italy at Twickenham, lining up alongside Johnson in the second row. Johnson is now England manager while Shaw continues to toil away on the pitch week in, week out. Suggest that the reason he keeps playing is that it’s easier than staying at home to look after his four children – aged seven to nine months – and he offers a wry smile, but the real reason for his longevity his far simpler. “I just enjoy it,” he says. “There’s no secret recipe or reason. Some people say I’ve been unlucky with injuries but I think I’ve been extraordinarily lucky to remain relatively injury-free. If I keep enjoying the game it’s a no-brainer for me; I just love being able to run around and compete.”That last comment is telling. Shaw’s skills as a ball-carrier set him apart from many other locks, so the fact the game has speeded up this season under the new law directives has played into his hands. He’s quick to point out that he has had to adapt to many changes in the game over the years (he was playing when the points awarded for a try went up from four to five!), but does admit he enjoys attacking with the ball. “I wouldn’t say I’ve lost any pace because I didn’t have any pace to begin with,” he jokes. “When I took up the game I didn’t fit into the mould of being a second-row who won lineout ball and pushed in scrums. I thought that was a bit boring. The thing I’ve always enjoyed most is running with the ball in my hands. The law changes this year have only emphasised to everyone the need to be more positive and play a good style of rugby, open and entertaining.”That’s certainly what New Zealand, Australia and, albeit belatedly, South Africa did during the Tri-Nations, so Shaw knows how big a task England faced with back-to-back Tests against the big three and Samoa during the last Autumn internationals. “I’m not a big fan of watching too much rugby – I do enough of that as it is. But I do know that New Zealand were outstanding and have taken the game to a new level, that Australia grew during the tournament and are getting back to where they used to be, and that South Africa are incredibly tough opposition. You always get a physical battle with Samoa, too, and to come off two Tests against two of the best sides in the world and feel the brutality of Samoa is a tough task.“High-pressure games like the Heineken Cup set you up well for the Internationals. Last year was pretty depressing as Wasps weren’t involved so it’s great to be back playing at the top level. I love it. Each win is so vital and both sides are giving their all so you can’t look beyond that game, then you have to back it up again the next weekend. That’s what it’s going to be like for the next few weeks with the level of opposition we have.” It’s not just England’s opponents that Shaw has to be worried about either; he also faces plenty of competition just to be picked in the starting XV. Courtney Lawes and Tom Palmer got the nod for the win over Australia in June while Dave Attwood is another youngster impressing. Shaw isn’t intimidated, however; quite the opposite. TAGS: Wasps LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

A Single Family House / Christian von Düring

first_imgCopyAbout this officeChristian von DüringOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTannayHousesSwitzerlandPublished on May 29, 2015Cite: “A Single Family House / Christian von Düring” 29 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 stream Architects: Christian von Düring Area Area of this architecture project Area:  257 m² Area:  257 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Switzerland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Year:  Projects A Single Family House / Christian von Düring Photographs 2013 CopyHouses•Tannay, Switzerland “COPY” Save this picture!© Thomas Jantscher+ 28 Share “COPY” Year:  A Single Family House / Christian von DüringSave this projectSaveA Single Family House / Christian von Düring 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard photographs:  Thomas JantscherPhotographs:  Thomas JantscherEngineers:Ingeni SAContractor:atba SACity:TannayCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Thomas JantscherRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. The challenge of this project was to integrate a large program on a relatively narrow plot while maintain- ing usable outdoor surfaces. An additional concern, was that the access to the plot being from the south, a solution had to be found to manage an entrance while ensuring privacy for the indoor and outdoor spaces.Save this picture!© Thomas JantscherSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Thomas JantscherThe solution proposes two volumes on the ground floor, respectively a garage to the north and the living area to the south, connected above by a volume containing the bedrooms. In addition to the terrace to the south, the area resulting from the bridging of these two volumes offers a generous covered entry suitable for various activities.The house is accessed by a slightly elevated drive way that follows the western prop- erty line, bypassing the terrace and entering the house from the rear covered area.Save this picture!© Thomas JantscherOnce inside, one is immediately faced with an open suspended staircase connecting to the above volume, through which one perceives a large room open onto the garden containing a kitchen with its large dining table and a spacious living room. Upstairs, a corridor running along the west facade connects the bed- rooms and a central play-room. At each end there is a large bedroom with a balcony open to the outside. One overlooks the south terrace, while the other projects into the forest line bordering the plot.Save this picture!© Thomas JantscherThe building is comprised of ground floor masonry volumes on which is placed a wooden structure made of two large truss- es spanning the entire length.The insulated triangulated framework freely runs on the inside of the windows and provides a deep sill.Save this picture!Top Floor PlanComposed of pre-grayed squared larch rods, the horizontal open joint cladding of the upper floor accentuates its longitudinal expression in order to reduce its volumetric impact. Placed at a 45 degree angle, the rods amplify this effect by the resulting shadows and in the long-term the aging will increase this effect due to the different exposures to the rain and sun.Save this picture!© Thomas JantscherProject gallerySee allShow lessBrooklyn Academy of Music Showcases 5 Murals by Michael GravesArchitecture NewsJohn Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center – Phase II / Perkins+WillSelected Projects Share Houseslast_img read more

Racist party ahead in France as gov’t curtails rights

first_imgIn the first round of regional elections Dec. 6, the National Front (FN) led in six of France’s 12 regions. While the FN is often called “far right,” its current leader, Marine Le Pen, rebranded it from an openly fascist party founded by her father, Jean Marie Le Pen, a torturer for the French army during the Algerian war.The next, and deciding round, of these elections is set for Dec. 13, but the FN’s electoral victories have already shocked France, according to the French Communist Party’s (PCF’s) newspaper l’Humanité and the conservative newspaper Le Figaro.The FN’s reactionary policies were widely adopted by its rivals in the Socialist Party and the Republican Party of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, and even supported by left parties like the PCF, albeit grudgingly. These policies and the intensified French airstrikes in Syria — a former French colony — support the assertion that the FN won before the election.These elections were held under “a state of emergency” declared shortly after the Nov. 13 massacre in Paris and extended to Feb. 26, 2016, with only six votes against the measure, in the French Parliament. Three from the Greens and three from the Socialists voted against.PCF spokesperson and parliamentary leader André Chassaigne explained his party’s anti-worker vote, saying “an equilibrium between the maintenance of security and the respect for public liberties was necessary.” (L’Humanité, Nov. 19)There are three main effects of this state of emergency that give the cops and the justice system wide latitude for repression against popular organizations and the Muslim community: demonstrations are prohibited; persons who “trouble the public order” can be placed under house arrest; and searches can be conducted, day or night, without any judicial oversight.Cops can close mosquesFrench cops can also close Islamic schools and mosques. One mosque in Brest was closed. The cops can also close down organizations, but they don’t appear to have done this yet.When militant ecologists tried to hold a demonstration the day the Paris Climate Change Congress opened, the cops broke it up, arresting a few hundred people after using stun grenades and pepper spray to drive them away from Place de la République.The CGT, a major trade union confederation, did have a demonstration at Bobigny on Dec. 2 to support airline workers facing trial for an altercation with their management. But this is the only demonstration the CGT has held since Nov. 13. Commercial demonstrations like Christmas markets have been allowed.The French media have stopped reporting the number of searches that the cops have carried out nationwide, as well as the number of house arrests. The last figure available was given at over 2,000 searches. Le Parisien newspaper reported 84 searches — about three a day — in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis, with a total of 12 weapons, a kilo of explosives, 27 kilos of marijuana and 35,000 euros seized.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Rep. Chu Expresses Disappointment in SCOTUS Decision to Limit Contraception Coverage

first_img Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News HerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Signs That Your Ex May Still Want You BackHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Make a comment 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Government Rep. Chu Expresses Disappointment in SCOTUS Decision to Limit Contraception Coverage Published on Monday, June 30, 2014 | 11:26 am First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Today, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Burwell, determining that some corporations with religious objections may deny its employees contraception coverage guaranteed to them under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Both Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties claim that the contraception benefit provision violates the religious beliefs of their owners. Rep. Chu released the following statement:“The Court’s ruling is both disappointing and out of touch with reality,” said Rep. Chu. “With 99 percent of women using contraception at some point in their lives, contraception has become essential health care. However, a panel of five men decided that a corporation’s interests come before a woman’s health care needs.”According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 47 million women would have guaranteed access to preventative health care coverage with no cost-sharing once the ACA is fully implemented. It is estimated that women saved $483 million last year alone due to this benefit.“Having control over one’s personal health decisions allow women to participate equally in society and in the workplace,” Rep. Chu continued. “While today’s decision may make it more difficult for some women to access birth control, we must continue fighting to ensure that all women have access to affordable contraception.”On January 28, 2014, Rep. Chu and 90 other House Democrats filed an amicus brief in support of the government’s case against Hobby Lobby.Read the full text of the amicus brief here. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Melton still taking initiative

first_img Facebook Twitter By admin – February 11, 2018 ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Facebook WhatsApp Home Local News Melton still taking initiative Hawaiian Roll Ham SlidersUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Croissant Breakfast Sandwich Casserole NextStay WhatsApp Previous articleSCRAPBOOK: Feb. 11, 2018Next articleECISD students earn National Merit Hispanic Scholar honors admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Pinterest Local News Melton still taking initiative OC employee of the year always learning Larry Leon Melton has always been eager to lead, and nearing age 80, that readiness is undiminished.“It’s just the idea of facing something others have worked on and seeing if I can help them be successful,” he said.Chief executive officer of the Johnson, Miller CPA firm for 20 years, he continues in that post, and he has led criticisms of the Odessa City Council and helped power a drive to raise a petition, add a council member and let the mayor vote on any issue.Melton was mayor longer than anyone in history from 2001-12, and he will keep that record because the city charter has since been amended to limit mayors, who currently may vote only to break ties, to eight years.Referring to council members Filiberto Gonzales, Malcolm Hamilton and Barbara Graff, Melton said, “They claim they’re not a bloc, but it looks apparent to me that they are because they vote alike on some critical issues.“I honestly don’t know what caused the rift, but (fellow members) Dewey Bryant, Mike Gardner and Mayor (David) Turner seem to look at things much differently. The mayor needs a vote. This would not have occurred if we had had that.”Melton is a native of Chickasha, Okla., who came to Odessa with his family as a boy, graduated from Odessa High School in 1956 and earned bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and industrial engineering at Texas Tech University.He served two years as an Army artillery officer at Fort Sill, Okla., and returned here to Phillips Petroleum, where his father Leon and mother Yvonne worked in the same building at Fourth Street and Washington Avenue, his dad as an instrumentation manager and his mom as a payroll clerk.Melton and his wife J’Nevelyn have two children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He has a sister.“Phillips was a family-oriented company,” he said. “I worked on the eighth floor, Dad was on the sixth and Mom was on the fourth.”He left Phillips after two years to join the trust department of a Midland bank, starting a 30-year career that saw him serve as president successively of Home Savings Association, First National Bank, Texas National Bank, InterFirst Bank and Nations Bank as the industry grew increasingly turbulent. “I worked for four or five banks, sometimes in the same office,” he said.So Melton was amenable when the owners of Johnson, Miller asked him to serve as chief administrative officer for their offices here and in Midland and Hobbs, N.M. There are two branches in the Odessa office for auditing and tax consultancy. “We have 13 partners, another 20 CPAs and a total staff of about 105,” he said.“I was supposed to retire on Dec. 31, 2016, but they brought me back part-time and haven’t found anyone yet. When we have an issue of client satisfaction, I’m called in to work with the client. Each office has a managing partner, and my staff and I provide administrative services, internal finance reports, human resources and recruiting for all four offices and the firm.”Melton says his work as the District 3 councilman for three years and then mayor was challenging, often requiring 20 hours a week; but he looks back with pride on the construction of the JBS Parkway overpass at Business I-20 and lowering the property tax rate by small amounts for eight consecutive years. “The overpass was a touchy situation,” he said.“I lived in that district, and people were either for you or against you. There was a lot of opposition in my neighborhood. But it’s a great inlet into our city. We also opened two new fire stations and replaced all but two stations without a tax increase.“There were times when the council and I were criticized. The comments really got to me at times until I was given an idea involving a Q-Tip, meaning ‘Quit Taking It Personally.’ I kept a Q-Tip at the base of my computer so I could see it when I was discouraged. Most times it worked, and I still use it today.”Asked who helped him most as mayor, Melton listed former councilmen Jimmy Goates, Dean Combs, Brandon Tate and Royce Bodiford. “I thoroughly enjoyed serving the people of Odessa,” said Melton, who publicly criticized the current council at two meetings last year.“Barbara Graff and I were on the council together, and I thought she did a fairly decent job. I don’t know what caused her turnaround. I have talked to Filiberto once, but I don’t know Malcolm. When the meeting is over, he’s gone. He doesn’t wait around for anything.”Referring to the September firing of City Manager Richard Morton on a 3-2 vote, Melton said, “It was unjustified and ungrateful because Richard had done a great job. I don’t know what caused them to get crosswise, but it was a travesty for our community.”He said the council’s May 2017 rejection of incentives for Weir Oil to build a $25-million customer service center off I-20 in East Odessa “was a total disaster.”“The Odessa Development Corp. had said to give Weir the incentives and bring them in and then the council changed it,” he said. “When you have a committee to do a job, let them do it. I’m disgusted with them. With Weir, they were doing everything in secret.”Melton has been president since leaving office of the Odessa Housing Authority, which issues 1,300 rental vouchers and manages three apartment complexes with 250 rooms.He said the Reserve Officers Training Corps at Tech and the Army were good training, but his work with the Jaycees following his return was most valuable. He was active in the Midland and Odessa Jaycees and was statewide vice president of the Texas Jaycees, or Junior Chamber of Commerce. “That organization thrived on leadership training,” he said.“I worked with Bill Noel, John Ben Shepperd and Pinkie Roden, who were some of our cream-of-the-crop leaders. We wouldn’t have had the oil and gas industry development south of the interstate without Bill’s experience and efforts, and John Ben was the most enthusiastic person you ever met in your life. He always had a dozen projects going. For the reputation Pinkie had, he was the most mild-mannered person. He had a gift for bringing groups together.”Melton’s personal mentor was accountant Bill Elms. “We were in the Jaycees together, and Bill was a great community leader,” he said. “I never saw him quit on a project.”Melton had a near-death experience at Fort Sill. A first lieutenant, he was the executive officer of an artillery battery, practicing with four 105-millimeter cannons. “We were firing at junk cars two miles from there, and one of the soldiers misset the timer on a shell that exploded just as it came out of the gun and killed one young man and injured several others,” he said.“A lieutenant standing next to me got his heel shot off. I need hearing aids in both ears.”Morton, now general manager of Vista Ridge Mall in Lewisville, said Melton “has one of the fastest wits of anyone I’ve known.”“I worked for him for 11 years and got to see him react to all kinds of situations, and he often defused tense situations with his humor, which is sometimes out of the blue,” Morton said. “Just about every entity in the community wants Larry to be part of their board because it lends instant credibility.”“Larry and I were sitting at the bar in a restaurant in Washington with J’Nevelyn between us when this beautiful woman walked in and sat next to Larry. Larry looked at her and looked at J’Nevelyn and me and looked at the young lady and back to us and then asked J’Nevelyn and me, ‘How long have you been married?’”“I think he probably slept on the couch that night.”Former Odessa Chamber of Commerce CEO Mike George said Melton is as well-known for his humor as his business and political acumen. “Whatever organization Larry is involved with, whether it’s the city, the Rotary Club, the First United Methodist Church or any committee, he always asks if a decision is morally right,” George said.“He’d be invited to speak when various groups came to town. He did research on them and made them feel welcome because he knew something about them, and he always added an appropriate joke. That’s the mark of a good leader, not necessarily how many votes you get but how many people you get to vote with you.”Melton is on the First Methodist Church Council and is treasurer of the church’s adult Sunday school class. “Your faith has to be in the forefront of all you do,” he said.“Many days when I was in office, I prayed for guidance. God always gives an answer, but the timing and answer may be different than what you want. You’ve got to surrender yourself to the Lord. None of us can do that 100 percent, but we do the best we can.” Twitter Former mayor of Odessa Larry Melton speaks about changes he has seen since his time out of office during an interview Jan. 17 in his office at Johnson, Miller & Co. 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School last_img read more

Solider to be honored in dedication

first_img By Secrets Revealed This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… You Might Like Voucher program begins for Farmer’s Market The State Farmer’s Market Authority is now accepting on-line applications for the Senior Voucher Program (SFMNP).  The program provides a… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Published 3:00 am Saturday, January 31, 2015 Print Article The Alabama Society Sons of the American Revolution, in conjunction with the Wiregrass Chapter, will hold a Memorial Stone Dedication Program for Revolutionary War soldier, Jim Capers, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1 at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church near Orion.Malon Murphy, Wiregrass Chapter president, said Capers is the first black Revolutionary War soldier documented to be buried in the State of Alabama.“Jim Capers enlisted in the 4th S.C. Regiment as a drummer,” Murphy said. “The drummer was a key member of the unit during the American Revolution. The drum served the same purpose as the bugle does today.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day A color guard and a musket volley are planned for the ceremony. A reception will follow the program in the church fellowship hall. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held in the church sanctuary.From Troy, traveling north, turn right onto Lockheed Martin Drive, Pike County Road 7707. Travel one mile to a four-way stop. Turn right on Pike County 7714 South and travel .6 miles. Turn left onto Pike County Road 7717. A sign will point toward Bethleham Baptist Church. Travel about a mile and turn right onto Pike County Road 7716. There is a sign indicating the churh. Missionary Baptist Church is located on the left about .2 mile on Pike County Road 7716. Email the author Sponsored Content Solider to be honored in dedication Next UpCapers applied for a pension in Pike County in 1849. He was 107 years old.“He said he waited so long because he didn’t realize that, as a free man of color, he was eligible for a pension,” Murphy said.The Memorial Stone Dedication Program for Jim Capers is a way to remember and recognize the diverse cultural background of the men and women who fought to gain the freedoms Americans have today, Murphy said. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more

Modeling tidal currents beneath Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf and on the adjacent continental shelf: Their effect on mixing and transport

first_imgA depth-averaged tidal model has been applied to the southern Weddell Sea. The model domain covers the southern continental shelf, including the ocean cavity beneath Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf. Reasonable agreement with the available current meter data has been achieved. Our results confirm that in areas with shallow water and large topographic gradients, tidal oscillations with peak velocities up to 1 m s−1 play a significant role in the vertical mixing and transport of water masses. The estimated energy dissipation beneath Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf due to surface friction is 25 GW, approximately 1% of the world’s total tidal dissipation. Tidally induced Lagrangian residual currents converging at the ice front, an area of strong mixing, draw together water masses from the continental shelf and sub-ice shelf cavity. The model indicates that Lagrangian residual currents have fluxes of up to 250,000 m3 s−1, and speeds of over 5 cm s−1 along the ice front, with over 350,000 m3 s−1 being exchanged between the sub-ice shelf cavity and adjacent continental shelf. These currents are particularly efficient in ventilating the sub-ice shelf cavity within 150 km of Ronne Ice Front. Such strong tidal mixing will significantly modify the properties of water masses that flow through this region, particularly to the west of Berkner Island. The model predictions indicate that tidal processes strongly influence the oceanographic conditions in the vicinity of Ronne Ice Front. Shipborne observations along the ice front support many of the model predictions concerning the effect of tides on the hydrography.last_img read more

Student lets portal emerges as serious challenger to Zoopla and Rightmove

first_imgHome » News » Marketing » Student lets portal emerges as serious challenger to Zoopla and Rightmove previous nextMarketingStudent lets portal emerges as serious challenger to Zoopla and RightmoveYoung start-up digital business run by 20-year-olds enters national Top 100 start-up list.Nigel Lewis13th June 201703,156 Views A website that claims to be the next Zoopla or Rightmove of student lets has won a place in the Top 100 UK start-ups list, joining famous businesses on the AXA insurance-sponsored list such as Deliveroo and three years ago but launched in October 2016 the Cardiff-based property portal offers a single platform for students to search for properties in 25 cities and enables them to contact agents directly to arrange viewings.University Cribs says it is planning to have student lets available in all the UK’s 64 student cities before the start of this year’s academic year in September.It also says University Cribs has 120 agent clients across the UK just seven months after launching and 150,000 followers via its social media accounts including 139,220 on Facebook.The company also says it has 122,172 rooms to rent advertised on its site and an audience of over seven million mostly 18-24 year olds through its social media reach.Student letsWhat’s most notable about the company is the youth of its founders and team. The trio who started up the company – Daniel Jeffreys, Jack Jenkins and Christian Samuel (pictured, left to right) are all under 30 years old and had no previous experience in the property industry, online or otherwise.They say the idea for the business was born out of their frustration while trying to find good accommodation as students, and the challenges of trawling around multiple agents’ sites.“We had walked around 10-20 different letting agents, searched loads of websites and it had been time-consuming and stressful to organise,” Jack Jenkins told WalesOnline.“It’s a new experience for students too, and a daunting task finding a new place to live. I guess I just realised that there was a real opportunity to fix the problems that existed.”The three said they launched University Cribs to “disrupt” the student accommodation market there was a “lack of attention from other portals for students”.“There were clear pressure points during the process of finding a student house that made it not as simple as it should be for students,” says Jack.“There is a clear lack of transparency and the process is convoluted, being made up of both online and offline features and there was a lack of attention from other portals for students.“Our aim was to innovate in this space and through the use of technology not only simplify the student search but also the time-consuming letting agents processes being carried out.” Jack Jenkins Christian Samuel Daniel Jeffreys university cribs June 13, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Scotland’s live streamed auction

first_imgSVA Property Auctions, Scotland’s first independent provider to launch a livestreamed sale, recently closed a successful March sale, raising over £100,000.SVA Director and auctioneer Shaun Vigers said, “As we expected the rural plots with potential for creating attractive accommodation in a countryside setting or the development of amenities for outdoor activities, resulted in competitive bidding and better than expected prices.”SVA Property Auctions has also undertaken a comprehensive website re-design and upgrade, providing both buyers and sellers with new tools and opportunities.Scottish live-streamed auction sale SVA Property Auctions auction auctioneers Scotland April 22, 2021Jenny van BredaWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Auctions news » Scotland’s live streamed auction previous nextAuctions newsScotland’s live streamed auctionThe Negotiator22nd April 202100 Viewslast_img read more

Wadham evict three homeless people

first_imgWadham College has evicted three homeless people from their grounds, after concerns were raised over their alleged “unlawful and antisocial” behaviour.The individuals had been occupying land owned by Wadham at the end of Savile Road since last month, using materials from the College to build shelters.However, following reports of drug activity, college authorities made the decision to end their occupation.Wadham warden, Ken MacDonald, said in an email to all students: “Wadham College recognises the serious problem of homelessness in Oxford, and we are very concerned with the plight of homeless people… However, we also have an obligation to respond when unlawful and antisocial activities take place on our land.“This area in Savile Road is adjacent to a school entrance and it is a drop-off area for children, as well as an entrance for College staff and deliveries. Following reports of drug activity, including discarded hypodermic syringes and needles, and antisocial behaviour, we decided we had no choice other than to bring this unauthorised occupation to an end.”Cherwell understands the matter was resolved amicably, with the individuals concerned leaving the site with their possessions by Monday 14th May.Specialist contractors were later employed to clear the site of rubbish and drug paraphernalia, with fencing also being temporarily erected around the area in the interests of health and safety.last_img read more