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Cozy House / Hinzstudio

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first_imgPhotographs:  Quang Tran Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Cozy House / Hinzstudio “COPY” Projects Cozy House / HinzstudioSave this projectSaveCozy House / Hinzstudio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897378/cozy-house-hinzstudio Clipboard “COPY” Products used in this ProjectLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo Flooring – Terroxy Resin SystemsSave this picture!© Quang TranText description provided by the architects. High density of construction, lack of natural light, stuffy space, and lack of connection are typical features of housing construction in Vietnam. These features are the old forms of the house that its owners used to live in. Something needs to be changed, this is the first idea that the owners and the Architect share.Save this picture!Sketch 01The owners are the married couple reaching retirement age, they love the quietness and closeness to nature. The solution is bringing the home’s public spaces to the front to increase the connection between family members and to let the natural light into every corner of functional areas. The skylights will be organized at the front, back and center of the house in order to make the house full of light and still create the depth for the house.Save this picture!© Quang TranFrom all of the places in the house, even from the bedroom, we can feel changes of the light, the air, and the wind. The main materials are bare bricks and natural wood. The shape of the roof and materials suggest an image of houses in Vietnam’s countryside. This is the main inspiration of the concept.Save this picture!© Quang TranAt night, instead of using too many high power lights, our main goal is using lights with moderate power and suitable color temperature to make the space cozier, warmer, and more peaceful.Save this picture!© Quang TranProject gallerySee allShow lessSkyLine Office / FLXBL Design ConsultancySelected ProjectsXijing Bay Pastoral Restaurant / 1406 STUDIOSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeHinzstudioOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDa NangVietnamPublished on July 04, 2018Cite: “Cozy House / Hinzstudio” 03 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore products »Save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 Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897378/cozy-house-hinzstudio Clipboard 2018 Manufacturers: Terrazzo & Marble, Panasonic, Saint-Gobain, Toto, White Horse Ceramic, Xingfa Aluminium Save this picture!© Quang Tran+ 38Curated by María Francisca González Share Year:  CopyHouses•Da Nang, Vietnam Houses ArchDaily Vietnam Phan Van Tran Tuan Architects: Hinzstudio Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographslast_img read more

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Inspired by Kaepernick, others protest injustice, on and off the field

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first_imgEric Reid and Colin Kaepernick at Sept. 12 game.Sept. 13 — The political rebellion that Colin Kaepernick, an African-American National Football League quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers, began with a simple sit-down during the playing of the U.S. national anthem on Aug. 25 during a preseason game, is spreading like a slow-burning wildfire with no end in sight. Since that day, his No. 7 jersey has been one of the top sellers.His individual act of rebellion — some now call it a one-person insurrection — responded to the escalating epidemic of police violence and other injustices against Black people and other people of color. On his Twitter page, Kaepernick has expressed his outrage, like millions of others, about the police murders of Black men and women like Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and Sandra Bland, with no kind of real justice in sight.Kaepernick characterized Sterling’s murder as one lynching taking place all over the country. His words and actions are a reflection of the Black Lives Matter uprising.On Sept. 2, teammate Eric Reid kneeled next to Kaepernick for the 49ers last pre-season game in San Diego. Brandon Marshall from the Denver Broncos, took a knee before his game on Sept. 8 and lost two of his endorsements as retaliation.September 11 was the official Sunday opening for the 2016-2017 NFL season. That day also marked the 15th anniversary of the bombing of the two World Trade Center towers, which ushered in an unprecedented U.S. government war against civil liberties, especially targeting Muslims, South Asians and Arabs. This bombing offered an excuse for the U.S. government and its military to escalate the war in Afghanistan and the eventual mass destruction of Iraq’s sovereignty. Every NFL stadium had military troops covering football fields, warplanes flew over the stadiums and even bald eagles were unleashed during 9/11 ceremonies.This kind of war-frenzy and jingoistic display is meant to intimidate any protest against the U.S. flag and the anthem, no matter the motivation. Players who follow in Kaepernick’s footsteps risk being labeled as anti-military and unpatriotic, which diverts attention from the main issue of expressing outrage about racist repression and wanting to find solutions.But not all NFL players let the 9/11 frenzy stop them from showing solidarity with Kaepernick in protesting during the playing of the anthem. Martellus Bennett and Devin McCourty from the New England Patriots and Marcus Peters from the Kansas City football team raised their fists. Jurrell Casey, Wesley Woodyard and Jason McCourty from the Tennessee Titans performed the same gesture. This harkens back to the heroic protest by Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympics during their awards ceremony.Peters said, “I’m Black. I love being Black and I’m supporting Colin as far as what he’s doing as far as raising awareness of the injustice system.” (New York Daily News, Sept. 12)Four members of the Miami Dolphins — Jelani Jenkins, Arian Foster, Michael Thomas and Kenny Stills — knelt before their game on Sept. 11.Beaumont Bulls team and coaches take a knee.Younger generation of KaepernicksHigh school and college football players are proudly showing themselves to be young Kaepernicks. They are as young as 11 and 12 years old. In Beaumont, Texas, the entire Beaumont Bulls football team and their coaches took a knee in solidarity with Kaepernick on Sept. 10.These youth, a majority Black, started receiving death threats and racist epithets. That these reactionary responses can damage the psyche of Black young people for many years reinforces Kaepernick’s views on systemic racism.In response to hearing racist language from his teammates right before a Sept. 2 game, 16-year-old Rodney Axson and two of his teammates decided to spontaneously take a knee in Brunswick, Ohio. White teammates called Axson “n—-er” to his face and he has been threatened with lynching.Mike Oppong, a player for the Doherty Memorial High School, was suspended for taking a knee before his game in Worcester, Mass., on Sept. 9. After Oppong received massive support, the suspension was rescinded.In Camden, N.J., at the initiative of their coach, the entire Woodrow Wilson High School football team and other coaches took a knee during the anthem. Preston Brown, the Black head coach stated, “All my life I felt like I stood for the national anthem as a formality. It never meant much to me. … Because of recent events that happened the last couple of years, things I experienced in college being an African-American student athlete in the South (at Tulane), I felt it was an appropriate time to do that.” (highschoolsports.nj.com, Sept. 10)One football player from Indiana State University and one from the University of Tulsa knelt during the national anthem at games their teams were playing on Sept. 10.On Sept. 7, three West Virginia University Institute of Technology volleyball players fell to their knees during the playing of the national anthem before a game. The players, all Black women, said they were kneeling in solidarity with Kaepernick.A Black woman in the U.S. Navy posted a Facebook video of herself kneeling during the playing of the anthem at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla., and now faces “administrative” actions.Keeping her name anonymous, she said her actions were in solidarity with Kaepernick’s and that she was protesting among other things the third stanza of the Star-Spangled Banner. This stanza glorifies the massacre of the Colonial Marines, Black troops who fought on the British side during the War of 1812 in order to win and keep their freedom. Francis Scott Key, who wrote the lyrics to the anthem, was a slaveowner.She went on to say on her page, “I don’t disrespect the men and women who serve — who I serve among. It’s just, until this country shows that they’ve got my back as a Black woman, that they’ve got my people’s back — not even just my people but all people of color — I just can’t. And I won’t.” (navytimes.com, Sept. 8)Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid, once again, knelt down together during the anthem before the 49ers played the St. Louis Rams on Sept. 12.Moorehead is the Workers World Party candidate for president of the United States.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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In defense of Palestine

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first_imgThe issue of occupied Palestine once again took center stage in the world press when two women members of the congressional Squad—​Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.)—​were initially denied the right to enter Israel by its fascistic Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Aug. 15, at the urging of white supremacist U.S. President Donald Trump.Just last month at a xenophobic rally in North Carolina, Trump called for these two congresspeople, along with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), to be “sent back” to their countries of origin in response to their criticism of Trump’s racism toward migrants.It was the first time that U.S. congressional representatives were denied the right to visit Israel. Why now? Netanyahu explained the denial in a statement: “As a free and vibrant democracy, Israel is open to critics and criticism, with one exception: Israeli law prohibits the entry into Israel of those who call for, and work to impose, boycotts on Israel, as do other democracies that prevent the entry of people believed to be damaging to the country.” (New York Times, Aug. 15) Omar, who is Somali, and Tlaib, who is Palestinian, have especially been outspoken against the inhumane treatment of the Palestinian people, who have been systematically denied the right to their homeland since the Zionist state of Israel was established in 1947. The two women are also strong supporters of the U.S.-based Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel. In fact, Omar introduced a resolution in Congress in support of boycotting Israel and asserting the right of groups to call such actions. Tlaib has demanded that the money funding Zionist settlements and the Israeli military be spent on providing health care, education and other human needs at home.In describing their trip to “Palestine,” not “Israel,” the two said they had hoped to meet with an Arab representative in the Israeli-majority Parliament and to pay visits to the occupied territories of Hebron, Ramallah, the West Bank and the Al Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem. Tlaib was also planning to visit her 90-year-old grandmother, Muftiyah Tlaib, who lives in the West Bank. The denial of entry created opposition within both big business parties, with even Republicans who support Trump saying that the decision would set an unwelcome precedent for other elected officials and prominent figures planning trips to Israel. Even the extreme right-wing, pro-Zionist American Israel Public Affairs Committee denounced the decision. This criticism had more to do with trying to protect the decades-long illusion of Israel as being a model of “democracy” in the oil-rich region. In reality, Israel is a racist, white settler regime, a garrison state that protects the superprofits of U.S. imperialism.Rejecting Netanyahu’s termsAs the denunciations continued to mount, Netanyahu quickly reversed his decision just 24 hours later on Aug. 16, with the provision that Omar and Tlaib not propagate pro-BDS campaigns during their visit. Tlaib then emphatically stated that she would not go due to Netanyahu’s oppressive restrictions. Her statement read in part: “The Israeli government used my love and desire to see my grandmother to silence me and made my ability to do so contingent upon my signing a letter—​reflecting just how undemocratic and afraid they are of the truth my trip would reveal about what is happening in the State of Israel and to Palestinians living under occupation with United States support.” (Washington Post, Aug. 16) Israeli officials are claiming that Tlaib’s rejection of the trip restrictions was just a provocation, trying to give the false impression that anyone who opposes Israel’s policies is either anti-Semitic or anti-Jewish. The U.S. ruling class, including Democrats and Republicans, is united in its defense of the Israeli state, despite any differences in policies or tactics its members may have with various Israeli rulers. The fact that Israel received $3.3 billion in aid this year from the U.S. government, a $200 million increase from 2018, reflects the strong geopolitical, strategic alliance that has existed between the two countries for more than 70 years.The movement must continue to defend elected officials, especially those of color, when targeted by the right wing, which relies on divide-and-conquer tactics to maintain the status quo. Groups such as Jewish Voice for Peace have taken principled stances to defend both Tlaib and Omar. Comparing the detention of migrants in the U.S. to the internment of Jewish people in concentration camps during World War II, the groups have been organizing protests inside the U.S.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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NACD President Reinforces Need for Strong Conservation Title

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first_img NACD President Reinforces Need for Strong Conservation Title Previous articleProposal to Extend Electronic Trading Hours AmendedNext articleGary Wilhelmi 5/17/2012 Update 2 Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News NACD President Reinforces Need for Strong Conservation Title SHARE By Gary Truitt – May 17, 2012 As the House Ag Committee works on its version of the next farm bill – National Association of Conservation Districts President Gene Schmidt is expressing the importance of the Conservation Title. He says producers want to do the right thing – but need the right tools and technical assistance to do it. He says farm bill conservation programs help producers implement conservation practices through voluntary, incentive-based methods and play a critical role in protecting air, land and water while supporting the nation’s long-term economic and food security. If the nation’s natural resources aren’t protected and preserved – Schmidt says we won’t have land for producing food, fuel and fiber. Because everyone eats and everyone needs clean air and water – Schmidt says the benefits of a strong Conservation Title provide value to everyone.Schmidt says the Senate Ag Committee’s farm bill includes a strong Conservation Title that streamlines and consolidates programs for increased efficiency and ease-of-use for producers. It also maintains critical funding for all of the conservation purposes needed to implement conservation where it counts.center_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Deadline Approaching for Indiana Farmers to Nominate Schools for STEM Grants

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first_img SHARE In 2018, it is projected that 2.4 million jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) will go unfilled. To help K-12 educators enhance their STEM curriculum and excite their students about these fields, the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, will once again provide farmers with the opportunity to nominate their local public schools for the chance to receive $10,000 or $25,000 grants.Because farmers know the needs of their communities, they kick off the Grow Rural Education program by nominating a local school to apply for one of the grants. Farmers can nominate their local school by visiting GrowRuralEducation.com. The process takes less than five minutes and has made a lasting impact in countless classrooms.“Winning an America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grant gave my students a lesson that they will remember for a lifetime,” said Vic Worthington, an eighth grade science and technology teacher at Rochelle Middle School in Rochelle, Illinois.Worthington’s class received a $25,000 grant and used a portion of the funds to build a 3-D printer. After learning about how Jake Hubbard, a local Illinois farmer, lost his left arm in a farming accident, Worthington and his class spent an entire school year researching, designing and building a prosthetic arm. In May 2017, the students presented Hubbard with the new prosthetic.“When word spread about what our students were building, we had countless people in the community and even an engineer from Ohio pitch in to make this project a reality,” said Worthington.As for Hubbard, the prosthetic gave him newfound mobility, including playing with and holding his young children. “It’s pretty heartwarming that the students would do that, especially for someone that they had never met before,” Hubbard said.Farmers can nominate their school district from January 1 to April 2, 2018. After the school district receives a nomination, the Monsanto Fund will notify the district and encourage administrators and teachers to design a grant that enhances STEM education for their students.Nominated school districts have until April 15, 2018 to submit a grant application describing their project. An advisory council composed of farmer leaders then reviews finalist applications and selects the winning school districts.“Whether students plan to enroll in college or find a job after high school, it is important for them to have a STEM foundation,” said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund President. “Grow Rural Education provides farmers with a way to give back, and farmers that have nominated grant-winning districts are thrilled to see how $10,000 and $25,000 grants can transform a classroom.”Since 2011, more than $14 million has been awarded to school districts through the Grow Rural Education program. More information about the program can be found at GrowRuralEducation.com and facebook.com/AmericasFarmers. Deadline Approaching for Indiana Farmers to Nominate Schools for STEM Grants Previous articleUSDA Announces $8.4 Million to Support Veterans and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and RanchersNext articleRFA Opposes the EPA Proposed Settlement for Bankrupt Pennsylvania Refiner Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Home News Feed Deadline Approaching for Indiana Farmers to Nominate Schools for STEM Grants By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 27, 2018 last_img read more

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Limerick accent on the Voice of Ireland

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first_imgWhatsApp Name: Stuart BondCoach: Kian EganAge: 37From: CastleconnellFavourite song of all time: “‘In My Secret Life’ – Leonard Cohen.”Favourite book: “Anne and Barry Book 1.”Favourite food: “Thai.”Childhood memory: “Sitting by a stream in Fanore, Co Clare, fishing for rainbow trout while my mother had Barbara Streisand playing in the background.”Best thing about your Voice of Ireland journey so far: “Getting to meet some lovely people and being dragged out of my comfort zone.”Pick a coach to go on a night out with: “Rachel Stevens, no explanation needed here.”Four famous people dead or alive that you would invite to a dinner party: “Leonard Cohen, David Glimore, Nick Cave and Tom Waits.”Barry or Lyons? “Do any of these make a ginger and lemon tea.”Taytos or Chocolate? “Chocolate.”If you could have a superpower what would that be and why? “Time travel, so I could go back in time and audition for David Caruso’s part as Lieutenant Horatio Caine from CSI.”Favourite hobby besides singing: “Drawing with crayons with my son Josh.”Any secret talents? “I was a bit of an artist back in the day.”What does singing do for you? “Clears my head and relaxes me.”What does being on the show mean to you? “Gives me opportunities and fulfils my mother’s wish.”If you could have written a famous song what would that have been? “‘Love Letter’ – Nick Cave.”If you were an animal what would you be and why? “A sloth, chill out all day.”As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? “A musician.” Previous articleElevated Status for Rás Luimní 2015Next articleConsolation Prize Money announced for First Round Losers of The Worlds Richest Puppy Stake Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSbressieCristin NolanEvan CotterKian EganLaura EnrightNiall O HalloranRachel StevensStuart BondThe Voice of IrelandUna Foden Twitter Name: Evan CotterCoach: Una FodenAge: 20From: GarryowenFavourite song: “‘Rambling Fever’ – Merle Haggard.”Favourite book:The 7 SingersFavourite Food: ChickenChildhood memory: “Being in the car listening to Luke Kelly.”Best thing about your Voice of Ireland Journey so far: “Meeting all the talented people.”Barry or Lyons: “Lyons.”Taytos or Chocolate: “Chocolate.”Any secret talents: “Making cornflake chicken.”Pick one coach to go on an night out with: “Una.”Four famous people (living or dead) you would invite to a dinner party: Luke Kelly, Paul Byron, Barney McKenna and Lee Evans.If you could have a super power what would that be? “It would have to be, to be strong.”Favourite hobby besides singing: “Playing music.”What does singing do for you? “It makes me feel good.”What does being on the show mean to you? “Nothing.”If you could be an animal what would that be and why? “A dog.”If you could have written one famous song what would that have been? “A Luke Kelly song.”Favourite genre of music: “Folk.”As a child what did  you want to be when you grew up? “I wanted to be a metal work teacher.”Tell us three things people may not know about you: “I am a weirdo, I am a happy person and I am hard worker.” by Aoife McLoughlin [email protected]merickpost.ieREALITY television talent competitions have never been so popular, attracting millions of viewers worldwide, as audiences tune in for months at a time to become judge and jury of those who dare to brave the stage for a chance of winning the fame game.Over recent weeks, Sunday evenings in Ireland have become synonymous with settling down in thecompany of family and friends to see how many chairs will turn for the hopefuls that enter The Voice of Ireland talent competition.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up As for myself, I love nothing more than to plonk on the couch and become the all-knowing talent guru, judging song choice, vocal ability, style and, for those successful at the auditions, their choice of coach.But, having been on the other side of the cameras, I also know only too well what it’s like to walk out under those blinding stage lights, adrenalin flowing and heart pumping, waiting for your cue to sing your heart out and communicate down the lens to almost a million people.It was nothing like what I had presumed it would be from the comfort of my couch. As a contestant on most reality television talent competitions you sign up to be purposely “judged” on a 90-second snippet of a song.From the moment you stand on the stage, you become a character on a television show that can give you the chance to live your dream. It is a show where favorites are saved, progressing closer to the prize of a recording contract, while others are kicked off and left to slip back into the flow of their normal, everyday lives, pursuing their singing careers alone, only now with the memories, youtube clips, articles and varying degrees of recognition from those who engaged in some post-Sunday roast TV-viewing.In 2013, I was the only contestant born and raised in Limerick to make the battles stages of the most popular television show in the country – a show that attracted almost 760,000 viewers.This year however, Limerick has a whopping five contestants from our talent-filled hometown. If we are to crunch numbers, that means our Limerick singers make up ten per cent of the team members.As we enter the most crucial part of the competition, ‘The Battles’, where two contestants under the one coach go head-to-head in a duet-style duel for a place in the live show, I met up with the Limerick hopefuls to find out some things about them that we will not learn on the show.After all, those who make it through this stage will be leaving their fate in our hands when the live shows commence on March 22.Name: Laura EnrightCoach: BressieAge: 19From: Glin, Co. LimerickFavourite song: “Toto – ‘Africa’.”Favourite book: “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption” by Stephen KingChildhood memory: “Spending time in Castelgregory Co. Kerry where we used to pretend to run a circus and perform it on the beach.”Best thing about your Voice of Ireland Journey so far: “Spending my 19th birthday rehearsing for the battles with Bressie.”Barry or Lyons: “Barry’s”Tayto’s or Chocolate: “Tayto’s”Any secret talents: “I can do the splits.”Pick one coach to go on an night out with: “Una. She is mad I’d say.”Four famous people (living or dead) you would invite to a dinner party: “Ellen De Generes, Michael Jackson, Heath Ledger and Morgan Freeman.”If you could have a super power what would that be? “To be able to play every instrument in the worldFavourite hobby besides singing? “Writing.”What does singing do for you? “Releases me, released my creativity and makes me happy.”What does being on the show mean to you? “It’s a dream come true. If you’d have told me this time last year I’d be singing on T.V I wouldn’t believe you.”If you could be an animal what would that be and why? “A sloth because I love sleeping.”Favourite genre of music: “R’n’B and hip-hop.”As a child what did  you want to be when you grew up? “A firefighter.” Facebook Email NewsCommunityLifestyleEntertainmentLocal NewsLimerick accent on the Voice of IrelandBy Guest Writer – March 2, 2015 1572 Name: Cristin NolanCoach: Rachel StevensAge: 33From: Limerick, living in Bodyke Co. ClareFavourite song: “‘Road House Blues’ – The Doors.”Favourite book: “‘Under the hawthorne tree’ – Marita Conlan McKenna.”Favourite Food: “Cheesecake.”Childhood memory: “My great grandfather would play a song on the accordion if I went to the shop for him, to buy him a macaroon bar.”Best thing about your Voice of Ireland Journey so far: “Meeting so many cool people and learning more about the behind the scenes.”Barry or Lyons: “Lyons.”Tayto’s or Chocolate: “Taytos.”Any secret talents: “I do personal embroidery.”Pick one coach to go on an night out with: “Kian, he is very down to earth.”Four famous people (living or dead) you would invite to a dinner party: “Lana Del Ray, Marilyn Monroe, Jim Morrison and Ozzy Osbourne.”If you could have a super power what would that be? “To heal instantly.”Favourite hobby besides singing: “Old school computer games.”What does singing do for you? ” Happy. I get lost in a song.”What does being on the show mean to you? “I have a chance to progress on the music ladder.”If you could be an animal what would that be and why? “I would be a friendly grizzly bear.”If you could have written one famous song what would that have been? “‘Army of Dreamers’ – Kate Bush.”Favourite genre of music: “Rock.”As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? “An actress or a director.” Linkedincenter_img Two out of four ain’t bad Limerick Post Show | The Blizzards drop new album Cristin’s favourite TV show helps her impress on The Voice of Ireland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Name: Niall O’HalloranCoach: Una FodenAge: 22From: Limerick CityFavourite song: “Etta James – ‘I’d rather go blind’.”Favourite book: “‘The portrait of Dorian Gray’ by Oscar Wilde is my life.”Favourite Food: “Thai green curry.”Childhood memory: “Being Rachel Stevens when we played S Club 7.”Best thing about your Voice of Ireland Journey so far: “The sessions and the collaborations.”Barry or Lyons: “Barry’s.”Tayto’s or Chocolate: “Taytos. Nom.”Any secret talents: “I am the King of building Lego cities and a master of making tea.”Pick one coach to go on an night out with: “Una, to do shots with.”Four famous people (living or dead) you would invite to a dinner party: “Marlon Brando, Judi Dench, James Dean and Aretha Franklin.”If you could have a super power what would that be? “Immortality so I could be young forever.”Favourite hobby besides singing: “Writing and tea parties.”What does singing do for you? ” Everything, music is the way I express myself.”What does being on the show mean to you? “It gives me a chance to share what I love to do and hopefully make a living out of it.”If you could be an animal what would that be and why? “A dolphin. I connect with those guys.”If you could have written one famous song what would that have been? ” Etta James – ‘I’d rather go blind’.”Favourite genre of music: “Soul and Blues.”As a child what did  you want to be when you grew up? “Storm from the X-Men.” Voice of Ireland: Laura and Niall hope for knockout performances this Sunday The penultimate battle round for Limerick’s Voice of Ireland Contestants Print Bressie brings Teenage Kicks to Limericklast_img read more

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Rajasthan HC Upholds Death Sentence Awarded To Murder Accused [Read Judgment]

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first_imgNews UpdatesRajasthan HC Upholds Death Sentence Awarded To Murder Accused [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK12 Aug 2020 12:09 AMShare This – xThe Rajasthan High Court last week upheld the death sentence awarded to a murder accused. Mohan Singh @ Mahaveer was accused of murdering a woman by strangulation, and thereafter taking out certain organs from her body by cutting her abdomen. As per the post mortem examination report Exhibit P36, liver, ovary, bladder, uterus and part of intestine of the deceased were missing. The…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Rajasthan High Court last week upheld the death sentence awarded to a murder accused. Mohan Singh @ Mahaveer was accused of murdering a woman by strangulation, and thereafter taking out certain organs from her body by cutting her abdomen. As per the post mortem examination report Exhibit P36, liver, ovary, bladder, uterus and part of intestine of the deceased were missing. The Trial Court convicted him under Section 302, 392 and 201 of the Indian Penal Code and awarded him death sentence.While upholding the conviction, Justices Sabina and Chandra Kumar Songara took note of various circumstantial evidence brought on record by the prosecution before the Trial Court which included CCTV footages to establish ‘last seen circumstances’ and the DNA test report from the sample taken from deceased. All the circumstances brought on record by the prosecution lead to the hypothesis of the guilt of the convict and negate his innocence, the bench said.To confirm the sentence of death, the High Court noted that Singh was accused in a double murder case and had absconded from Open Air Camp, Sanganer while he was undergoing sentence in pursuance to his conviction.”As per the post mortem examination report Exhibit P36, liver, ovary, bladder, uterus and part of intestine of the deceased were missing. It also transpires that the pelvic cavity of the deceased contained long blouse (kurti) and petticoat. Thus, the convict had not only murdered the deceased by strangulation, but had thereafter cut her abdomen and taken out certain organs from the body and had put her kurti and petticoat in her abdomen and had stitched the abdomen with a wire. Keeping in view the criminal antecedents of the convict as well as the manner in which the present crime has been committed, learned trial court had rightly sentenced the convict Mohan Singh @ Mahaveer with death sentence under Section 302 IPC. Thus, the conviction and sentence of the convict are liable to be upheld.”, the Court said while dismissing his appeal.Case detailsCase no.: D. B. Criminal Death Reference No. 7/2020Case name: State of Rajasthan vs. Mohan Singh @ MahaveerCoram: Justices Sabina and Chandra Kumar SongaraCounsel: AAG Javed Chaudhary  and Adv Suresh Sahni  Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

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Compass’ costs to scale, LinkedIn and Zynga founders to take Hippo public

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first_img Share via Shortlink CoStar’s best just wasn’t good enoughCoStar’s fight for CoreLogic has ended in defeat. The bruised data giant, which spent the last few weeks trying to outbid Stone Point Capital and Insight Partners, withdrew its $7.35 billion offer, citing rising interest rates.But … CoStar’s retreat came just hours after news leaked that CoreLogic’s board believed CoStar’s offer wasn’t good enough.In February, CoreLogic struck a $6 billion deal with Stone Point and Insight. But CoStar swooped in with a $6.9 billion “superior” offer. On March 1, CoStar upped the offer by $450 million and gave CoreLogic 48 hours to decide.The rest, as they say, is history.Howard Lorber: Developer, investor and now VCBrokerage chief Howard Lorber is trying his hand at proptech investing through a new fund, New Valley Ventures.The fund is a subsidiary of Lorber’s Vector Group, which owns Douglas Elliman, and it will invest in early-stage proptech companies. Initial bets include a minority stake in Rechat, a CRM, and an investment in Camber Creek.New Valley Ventures will be spearheaded by Richard Lampen, a longtime Vector exec, along with Dan Sachar and David Ballard. Lampen declined to say how much capital the VC has to spend, but confirmed it will be funded by Vector.Small bytes?SmartRent, a startup that develops “smart home” hardware, raised $31M in strategic funding from investors including Lennar.?Ecomedes, which brings sustainable supplies to the construction business, raised a $3.25M seed round led by Microsoft’s M12.?Mortgage company Rocket Cos. surged 71 percent to $41.60 on March 2, after reddit user Wall Street Bets called out the stock.? JLL acquired a stake in Roofstock, a marketplace for single-family rentals.?Mosaic, a construction tech startup that turns blueprints into step-by-step plans, tapped Mervin Singson as CFO.? Realogy expanded its iBuying program RealSure to Atlanta.?Knock, which pre-funds mortgages to allow sellers to buy homes before selling their old ones, has expanded to 23 markets, including 11 since the start of 2021. It says it’s on track to hit 75 markets by 2023.⭐Elon Musk wants to build a dog-friendly city called Starbase in Texas. Click here to join the thousands of knowledgeable readers who subscribe to Future City.  Compass’ cost of doing businessAhead of its buzzed-about IPO, Compass offered investors a peek at its financials via an S-1 filed March 1.Highlights from the 263-page document include the fact that Compass took in $3.7 billion in revenue last year, four times its revenue of $884.7 million in 2018. The tech-focused resi brokerage also lost $270.2 million in 2020, down from $388 million in 2019.But one key takeaway is how much Compass spent to grow to its current size: 19,000 agents with $151.7 billion in sales last year.Since 2018, it’s spent more than $300 million to buy residential firms and tech. Here’s a closer look at where it’s invested the most:ADVERTISEMENT? $83.3 million for Pacific Union International, a San Francisco firm with 1,700 agents and $14 billion in sales? $70 million for Modus, a title and escrow startup? $52.2 million for KVS Title, a title company in Washington, D.C.? $26.1 million for Contactually, a popular customer relationship manager? $22 million for Stribling (a NYC brokerage with 270 agents and $1.62 billion in sell-side sales), Alain Pinel Realtors (a San Francisco firm with 1,300 agents) and Detectica (an AI startup)? $20.5 million for firms including Platinum Drive Realty (a 100-agent firm in New York), Conlon Real Estate (with 200 agents in Chicago) and Avenue Properties (with 110 agents in Seattle)? $18.9 million for Paragon Real Estate, a San Francisco firm with 225 agents and $2.3 billion in sales? $6 million for Lila Delman Real Estate, a 120-agent luxury firm in Rhode Island? $2 million for Bold New York, a 120-agent rental-focused brokerage“$52 million is a lot of money, and CoStar shareholders and customers should be asking themselves, who ultimately will be stuck with that bill?”— RentPath CEO Dhiren Fonseca, on the ruling that CoStar must pay a break-up fee after its failed RentPath deal Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Opening more doorsWith few homes on the market to buy, Opendoor has a new target: home buyers.The company — whose core business is buying and selling homes — launched a program that allows buyers to make cash offers backed by Opendoor. “The market conditions right now are screaming for this,” Tom Willerer, chief product officer, told Bloomberg News.Opendoor is already the dominant player in iBuying, and it went public last year after merging with a blank-check company backed by investor Chamath Palihapitiya.In its first earnings call as a public company, Opendoor reported a 45 percent drop in revenue that it attributed to its pause in home-buying in the early months of the pandemic.The company generated $2.6 billion in revenue last year, compared to $4.7 billion in 2019. It lost $286.8 million, compared to a loss of $339.2 million a year earlier.The real reason for Doma’s $3B SPAC dealAfter upending the archaic title insurance industry, Doma plans to pursue home appraisals, warranties and other “high-friction” components of buying a home.The startup, formerly States Title, struck a deal with Mark Ein’s Capitol Investment Corp., last week. The deal values Doma at $3 billion (up from $623 million in May) and will give the startup $510 million in cash proceeds.That’s where it gets interesting.In an investor call, Capitol said it underwrote the deal based on Doma’s existing business.In 2020, Doma collected $190 million in fees, and it projected that number will rise to $464 million by 2023. But CEO Max Simkoff said home appraisals and warranties are next on his list.The pandemic accelerated demand for digital closings, he said. “Everything sped up 10 years into the future, overnight.”And … about Hippo’s $5B IPOHome insurance startup Hippo has scored the ultimate umbrella policy.The six-year-old company is set to go public by merging with a blank-check company backed by LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and Zynga founder Mark Pincus. The deal values Hippo at $5 billion — nearly five times its valuation in July 2020. Hippo will get $1.2 billion in cash from the IPO.Based in Palo Alto, Hippo raised $350 million from Japanese insurance giant Mitsui Sumitomo in November. Other investors include Dragoneer, Ribbit Capital, Fifth Wall Ventures and Lennar.STAT OF THE WEEK-24.4%Opendoor’s stock since it began trading on Dec. 21, 2020last_img read more

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Cairn Energy to sell 40% stake in RSSD project to LUKOIL

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first_imgCovering 2,212km2 of area, the blocks of the project are located on the deepwater shelf of the Republic of Senegal Cairn Energy to sell 40% stake in RSSD project to LUKOIL. (Credit: Adam Radosavljevic/Pixabay) UK-based oil and gas exploration and development firm Cairn Energy has agreed to sell its 40% stake in Rufisque, Sangomar and Sangomar Deep (RSSD) project to a Russian energy company, LUKOIL.The stake will be sold for a total cast consideration of $400m, including $100m to be paid to Cairn Energy, upon commencement of production from the project.Subject to customary conditions, including the approval by the government of the Republic of Senegal, the transaction is expected to be concluded in the fourth quarter of the year.LUKOIL president Vagit Alekperov said: “Entering the project with already explored reserves at early stage of their development is fully in line with our strategy and allows us reinforcing our presence in West Africa.“Joining the project with qualified international partners will allow us to gain additional experience in development of offshore fields in the region.”Woodside is the operator of the RSSD projectCovering 2,212km2 of area, the blocks of the project are located on the deepwater shelf of the Republic of Senegal 80km from the shore.Sangomar and FAN are the two discovered fields in the blocks. Development on the Sangomar field has already started, following a final investment decision in the beginning of 2020.According to the Luloil’s estimates, the Sangomar field is estimated to contain recoverable hydrocarbon reserves of total approximately 500 million boe.It is scheduled to begin production in 2023 with designed production level of 5 million tons of crude oil per year.Woodside with 35% stake is the operator of the RSSD project, which is being implemented under a production sharing agreement.Furthermore, FAR holds 15% stake and the state-owned company Petrosen owns 10% interest in the project.In October last year, LUKOIL reached a concession agreement with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) for a 5% stake in the Ghasha ultra-sour gas concession offshore Abu Dhabi.last_img read more

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‘The question is if a brand’s products deliver on its promise’

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first_imgTony Nunan, managing director of the Visuality Group on the role of authenticity in the bakery marketRecent negative publicity over Tesco’s Willow Farm chickens has reignited the debate over so-called ‘fake farm’ brands.Accusers suggest Tesco is misleading customers; Tesco claims its customers are far savvier than this. This raises interesting questions about authenticity, and the pointwhere the ‘creative licence’ traditionally enjoyed by brands stops, and deception begins.Provenance and authenticity are increasingly important in driving shopper behaviour. Warburtons’ 141-year heritage is central to its current advertising, featuring Peter Kay and, of course, Jonathan Warburton himself. (Wittily, these ads parody the brand’s heritage while also extolling it.) Bettys is another great bakery brand grounded in tradition, which uses stylistic connections with its past to underpin a quality promise today.Yet authenticity doesn’t always have to be based on heritage. Artisanal bakers now springing up across our high streets are the new boys and girls on the block, yet are perceived as the real deal. Their credibility is, presumably, based on the authenticity of their recipes and straightforward product quality, rather than their age.Looking further afield, for several years, we have worked with Kelsen Group, the world’s biggest manufacturer of Danish butter cookies, to develop its Kjeldsens brand in Asia. The brand is tremendously successful in China and Hong Kong, where its 80-year-old heritage is hugely valued. Paradoxically, these are markets where authenticity can be a two-edged sword. Brand piracy is rife and Kjeldsens is besieged by an endless stream of copycat cookies. So, while there is a need to keep the Kjeldsens brand contemporary, even the slightest change to presentation can be treated with suspicion.So can authenticity be fabricated? Some 20 years ago, we worked with a small Yorkshire bakery to create a new brand to differentiate its products and protect them from the encroaches of private label. The proposition centred on a character who baked the best Yorkshire puddings in the country. She was called Aunt Bessie, and she has done rather well for herself.Brands often act as a metaphor – a quick way of communicating product performance and establishing an emotional connection. The question is not whether the brand really exists, but if its products deliver on the brand’s promise. Along with Aunt Bessie’s, the real proof of the pudding lies in the eating.last_img read more

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