Eyeing the competition: Steve Hansen said England “took us on” in an All Black-style game and lost His comments may be taken as a direct insult or a plan to make England play a certain way but Steve Hansen’s side look into their stride in several departments, writes Alan Dymock in Hamilton. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS More often than not in international rugby, coaches and players face down cameras and talk in boring platitudes and in general terms about how hard opposition teams play. Sometimes, though, a grenade is thrown in.At the All Blacks team announcement for Saturday’s Test against England in Hamilton, Steve Hansen threw one such grenade in amongst all the niceties, claiming that England – as well coached as they are – got hung up on playing running rugby and were bettered.“They (England) are in a bit of a quandary really, because they took us on in Dunedin playing a game of real pace and worked out they couldn’t,” Hansen said on the visitors’ style for Test three. “So what are they going to do now? I’ve seen Stuart (Lancaster) mention in the paper that maybe they shouldn’t play too much rugby down their end, so maybe they’re going to kick a wee bit more. But they will have a good plan because they are good coaches, so we’ve just got to make sure we’ve got a good one to counter it.”Ready for a Test: Read and Fekitoa have been selected to start this third TestHansen said this after introducing Malakai Fekitoa as a starting outside centre for Saturday, while also revealing that Kieran Read is back from concussion to play at No 8, meaning that Jerome Kaino switches to six and an out-of-sorts Liam Messam drops to the bench.“Two days ago Read asked me ‘what am I going to hear when you read the team out?’” Hansen revealed. “I said ‘K. Read, Canterbury, No 8’ and he just cracked a big smile and since then he’s trained fantastically on Tuesday and has been bouncing around the hotel.“He’s excited. We know he’s not conditioned enough to go 80 (minutes) so we wont ask him to do that.” Hansen also said that “We won’t be changing the system too much because Malakai and Conrad (Smith) are different types of players,” and that because of this continuity, the coach was not prepared to swap stand-offs, instead opting to have Aaron Cruden starting and Beauden Barrett coming off the bench.Bench bound: Beauden BarrettIt comes as no surprise that Hansen is a former policeman, such is his ability to flit from good cop to bad – well not bad, perhaps surly fits better. But he thankfully has mischief in him and he displayed this while announcing his team.In the UK, we are used to such lines dropped in by Warren Gatland every so often. Perhaps the design wass to try and get England to do the same again; perhaps New Zealand want to face ten-man rugby. Either way, Hansen has raised a brief smile on before an enormous game, which could mean a record for consecutive Test wins for the All Blacks (17) or a fillip for an England side desperate for something to show from their tour.All Blacks team to face England: Ben Smith, Cory Jane, Malakai Fekitoa, Ma’a Nonu, Julian Savea, Aaron Cruden, Aaron Smith, Tony Woodcock, Dane Coles, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw (c), Kieran Read. All Black subs: Keven Mealamu, Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Patrick Tuipulotu, Liam Messam, TJ Perenara, Beauden Barrett, Ryan Crotty.
Top tech: Check out all the latest breakthroughs at the Innovation Summit TAGS: Harlequins LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS There will also be input from outside of rugby, as experts like Bill Burgos, head of conditioning at the NBA’s Orlando Magic, and Dr James Brown, chief medical officer for GB Triathlon, talk over the weekend.To find the full list of speakers across both days or to book tickets to the event, visit rugbyinnovationsummit.com RUGBY WORLD is proud to be the media partner of an exciting new venture that is gathering momentum – the Rugby Innovation Summit.The unique event which will be staged at the Twickenham Stoop over 24 and 25 May, continues to have interested parties climbing on board. The aim of the experts involved in the summit is to reduce injury, optimise performance and boost participation across all levels of the game.Luke James, founder of Game Changer Sports who came up with the event, says: “I had what I suppose you’d call a lightbulb moment. That’s when I came up with the Summit.“The objective is to understand and implement the latest research and insights into sport injury and performance, and make that applicable at every level of the game. If we help to give athletes, particularly at grass-roots level, a better chance of avoiding injury and playing long and enjoyable careers, that’s a large part of my job done.”Held in conjunction with Harlequins, and with more than 200 rugby and performance directors from leading clubs, universities and schools in attendance, the RIS will showcase a mix of theory and research with live performances, injury-reducing technology demonstrations and shows of game play – thanks to live performance testing being done alongside a Home Nations International mixed touch tournament. Displaying the latest innovative research and technology in live scenarios enables directors of rugby, performance coaches, sport scientists and medical professionals to see directly how new techniques or tech impact their team on the field.Slam dunk: One of the Orlando Magic basketball team in actionLeading names within the game will be presenting, including ex-South Africa skipper Bob Skinstad, USA Sevens coach Mike Friday, kicking guru Dave Alred and Leicester’s head of innovation Matt Johnson amongst many more.
Vietnam Area: 915 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Dat Thanh Cung ArchDaily Houses Concerto House / Baumschlager Eberle ArchitektenSave this projectSaveConcerto House / Baumschlager Eberle Architekten Year: “COPY” CopyHouses•Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam “COPY” Team:Dat Thanh Cung, Linh The Luong, Anh Viet Nguyen, Yen Hai NguyenText By:Patrick MacPhersonCity:Ho Chi Minh CityCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Anh Viet NguyenRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAText description provided by the architects. The Concerto House is located not far from the center of Saigon, in a quiet suburb where the roads become rough and less busy. The tropical climate is accentuated as the din of the city diminishes behind, replaced by another familiar hum, that of family life. Winding through a cluster of small roads of large traditional houses, the alluring form of the house emerges alone amongst the rest. Upon walking up to the gate of this unique structure, it is clear that there may be no other similar in Saigon or even all of Vietnam. Its striking angles and monochromatic finish speak to the onlooker of grandeur and abstract minimalism. Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanA concept of harmony has been made manifest here through the inter-relationship of man, nature, and design. As we initially enter the garden, which circles the main façade of the property, the house appears to desire a connection with the water element due firstly to its direct touch with the outdoor swimming pool, which stretches the wingspan of its entirety. Thereafter the visitor can view the canal closely outside of its rear fence, and the Saigon River beyond. The durable concrete finish was chosen to adapt to the tropical climate of Saigon with temperatures often reaching high thirties and vast levels of rain.Save this picture!© Anh Viet NguyenSave this picture!Section 1Save this picture!© Anh Viet NguyenThe two main structures extend volumetrically beyond the front of the first level in order to provide adequate protection for the pool and patio areas. Perhaps some kind of eccentric parties had inspired the design of this pool, as the sliding doors of both the living room and kitchen open directly onto it, meaning that one step outside would meet with a wet landing. Both the private bar and music/cinema room at the basement level possess windows viewing into the side of the pool, just like an aquarium, so that we can see swimmers akin to dolphins or mermaids in a tank.Save this picture!© Anh Viet NguyenTwo-thirds of the swimming pool are under cover of the 2nd level of the two main buildings, which are conjoined in the center by a central staircase. The basement boasts view to a central courtyard with an impressive tree planted in the center, bringing the garden into the building itself. This is where we really can feel a symbiosis between ourselves, nature, and architecture. The house was designed with close consideration to the owner’s love for music; even the overall form of the structure loosely mimics that of an acoustically-designed modern concert hall. The open-planned first level allows for music to hum throughout the space, whether the dweller is playing piano or relaxing and listening.Save this picture!© Anh Viet NguyenPerhaps the most impressive stance of the whole structure is from the roof level, where one can see Saigon in all directions. One of the most dramatic views here is to gaze vertically down at the basement tree below. Not vertigo-friendly! From this height, it almost appears small in relation to its actuality. The Concerto House could mark a turning point in the contemporary residential architecture of Vietnam. Being the first of its kind in the country, it remains to be seen whether we see such similar styles to emerge in the coming years.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Masonry House / stpmjSelected ProjectsSeaside Wall House / KHY architectsSelected Projects Share Manufacturers: Donggia, Eurowindow, IMEX PRODUCTS, Vinastone Projects Architects: Baumschlager Eberle Architekten Area Area of this architecture project Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/881842/concerto-house-baumschlager-eberle-asean Clipboard Save this picture!© Anh Viet Nguyen+ 54 Share Photographs: Anh Viet Nguyen Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2016 Concerto House / Baumschlager Eberle Architekten CopyAbout this officeBaumschlager Eberle ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHo Chi Minh CityVietnamPublished on October 19, 2017Cite: “Concerto House / Baumschlager Eberle Architekten” 18 Oct 2017. 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Save this picture!© Amirali Ghaffari+ 35Curated by María Francisca González Share Apartment No. 04 / ShaarofficeSave this projectSaveApartment No. 04 / Shaaroffice ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898940/apartment-no-04-shaaroffice Clipboard 2018 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898940/apartment-no-04-shaaroffice Clipboard Iran Apartment No. 04 / Shaaroffice “COPY” Architects: Shaaroffice Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Year: Area: 1000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Grohe, AGT, Alvand, Letto, SLP, SamsungSave this picture!© Amirali GhaffariRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. The main idea in this project has been based on simplicity, standardization and readability of living space to increase users comfort. For designing this three-floor residential unit; despite the possibility of designing six residential units; the decision of designing three units (each floor one unit) was taken to improve the quality of living space and also create better usability and make spatial relationships more fluid and easier.Save this picture!© Amirali GhaffariSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Amirali GhaffariAccording to the criterion and mass located in site, public spaces has been designed in front; facing to the yard, and private spaces to use quite space without disturbing noises designed in the end of the building. To supply suitable daylight for private spaces, in the end of the building a large skylight was considered, while providing the light and ventilation of private spaces, also allowed the creation of terraces and small gardens for each space.Save this picture!© Amirali GhaffariSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Amirali GhaffariWith the increase in residential space, considering large terrace in front of building was possible. And also, with the construction of a four-level building on the other side of the alley, two tertiary panels with wooden sprockets were used to preserve the privacy of the terraces by moving these panels and rotating the angles of interior space without spaces, different light and shadow plays occur on the terrace.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessChengdu Doko / House FictionSelected ProjectsNgôi Nhà Nhỏ / Người Xây Tổ ẤmSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Shiraz, Fars Province, IranLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs Apartments Projects Photographs: Amirali Ghaffari Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeShaarofficeOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsShirazIranPublished on September 08, 2018Cite: “Apartment No. 04 / Shaaroffice” 07 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By News Highland – February 18, 2013 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook The group representing town councils believes that the Governments local reform plan will cost jobs and deprive communities of local services.Under the Governments plan named ‘Putting People First’ the country’s 80 town councils, including Letterkenny, Buncrana, Ballyshannon and Bundoran will be replaced by municipal districts and the number of councillors will be cut by 40 per cent.According to the Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland, this would mean a hike in commercial rates and fewer public services in urban areas.Environment Minister Phil Hogan says his plan will save 420 million euro, however AMAI President Councillor Willie Callaghan says that’s a false economy…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/amai830.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Previous articleLetterkenny Mayor welcomes development activityNext articleVisiting restrictions remain in place at St Joseph’s Hospital Stranorlar News Highland WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter AMAI questions Hogan’s Town Council strategy Google+ Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook
Homepage BannerNews Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ WhatsApp Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – November 19, 2019 Pinterest Loganair to suspend Derry to Manchester service Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Loganair has suspended flights between Derry and Manchester.It comes less than six months after introducing the route.There had been a daily service between the two cities since May but Loganair said flights will not run between January and May 2020, with the exception of some flights over Easter.The Scottish airline apologised for the cancellation, blaming a decline in bookings after the new year.The company has apologised to customers and said those already booked were being contacted and offered a full refund or a transfer to an alternative service Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleNorth West is the gateway to UK and EU markets, US investors toldNext articleCouncil confirm gritters to be deployed early this evening News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications
Marilyn Nieves/iStock(BARRON, Wis.) — Jake Patterson, the man accused of abducting 13-year-old Jayme Closs and holding her captive until she escaped months later, is expected to enter a plea at his arraignment Wednesday. Patterson, 21, allegedly shot and killed Closs’ parents on Oct. 15 and kidnapped the 13-year-old from her home in rural Barron, Wisconsin.The crime captivated the country and sent Barron County investigators on a months-long search for Closs and her then-unknown abductor.After Closs was rescued in January, the 21-year-old Patterson told police he targeted the teen after seeing her board a school bus, according to a criminal complaint.Patterson told investigators that he fled with Closs to his home in Gordon, Wisconsin. He allegedly created a space for Closs under his bed, and when he’d leave the house, he’d put weights around the bed so she couldn’t escape, according to the complaint.Closs told investigators that Patterson “would make her stay under the bed for up to 12 hours at a time with no food, water or bathroom breaks,” according to the complaint. On Jan. 10, when Patterson left the house, Closs fled to safety, according to court documents.Patterson was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, kidnapping and armed burglary. Patterson’s father, Patrick Patterson, told ABC News last month, “I’m very sorry for everything that has happened. … I wish for a complete healing of Jayme’s mind, heart and soul.”Closs and her family said in a statement in February, “Jayme and her family wish to extend their deepest gratitude for the incredible gifts and generous donations that she has received from all over the country and around the world.” “Jayme greatly appreciates each and every gift, as well as the many cards and letters,” the statement said. “The many kind words have been a source of great comfort to her.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Share via Shortlink TagsManhattan SalesNYC Luxury MarketResidential Real Estate Robert Frank with 1021 Park Avenue and Ben Lambert with 28 Laight Street (Getty, Google Maps)The city’s for sale, but who’s laying down millions and buying in?Michael Nierenberg of New Residential Corp. and his wife Elin bought a three-level Greenwich Village penthouse for less than half the seller’s initial ask of nearly $34 million.At Extell Development’s One57 tower, a 58th-floor condo sold for half its prior purchase price — a record resale loss for the project.Other notable deals included Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen’s sale of their condo at 70 Vestry for $36.8 million. Actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick sold a West Village townhome for $15 million. Both were off-market deals so the properties’ initial ask is not known.But those deals are just a taste. According to a review of deeds inked in December, an eclectic cadre of sellers and buyers — among them major real estate figures and a former cast member of the “Real Housewives of New York City” — flew under the radar. Here are other notable residential sales from last month.28 Laight Street, Unit PH-NAsking price: UnknownSale price: $7.8 millionSellers: Benjamin and Linda LambertBuyer: 28 Laight Street PHN, LLCEastdil Secured’s Benjamin Lambert and his wife sold their Tribeca penthouse — which they picked up for $6.9 million in 2007 — to an anonymous buyer in an off-market deal. The couple’s wish for a quick deal was frustrated when a prospective buyer filed a lawsuit in relation to the sale. Daniel and Jean Yun placed a notice of pendency on the unit in addition to filing suit on Oct. 1 alleging that the Lamberts reneged on their agreement to sell them the property and instead sold the condo to their acquaintance. The Lamberts’ attorney responded that the Yuns were too slow to pull the trigger and now were lashing out in disappointment that “their sloth” cost them the deal.The case was dismissed a few weeks later. The Lambert’s unit spent 76 days in contract before closing, and the Yuns went on to purchase TV producer Michael Davies’ Tribeca home at a 25 percent discount also in December. Representatives for the Lamberts declined to comment; a lawyer for the Yuns did not respond.292 West 4th StreetAsking price: $16.3 millionSale price: $15.9 millionSellers: Ara and Rachel Lee HovnanianBuyer: AR Ventures Real Estate IIAn anonymous buyer closed on the West Village townhome after nine days in contract.The sellers, Ara Hovnanian, who leads national homebuilder Hovnanian Enterprises, and his wife, artist Rachel Lee Hovnanian, had previously tapped Dutch architect Piet Boon to renovate the 4,250-square-foot home, which includes a library, home gym, and both a rooftop deck and rear garden. The couple bought the West Village home from Australian actor Anthony LaPaglia for $7 million in 2012, and listed the 20-foot wide Italianate house with Serena Boardman of Sotheby’s International Realty in February. The house was also marketed jointly with the home next door as a potential megamansion opportunity, but the two properties ultimately found separate buyers.294 West 4th StreetAsking price: $9.99 millionSale price: $7.5 millionSeller: Straight Outta Mortlake LLCBuyer: Douglas and Barbara HerringtonRight next door to the Hovnanian’s former home, another 20-foot wide townhouse sold — but at a loss to the seller. The uniquely-named entity, Straight Outta Mortlake, bought the 20th-Century townhouse in 2018 for $8.25 million, and sold it for $75,000 less.The seller’s LLC has previously been connected to a managing agent named Winston Marshall, a founding member of the band Mumford & Sons. The musician and his wife, actress Dianna Agron, reportedly divorced in August. He could not be reached.The buyers, Amazon executive Doug Herrington and his wife Barbara, did not respond to a request for comment. The deal closed after 40 days in contract. Herrington is a senior vice president overseeing the North America Consumer sector for the e-commerce giant. Clayton Orrigo and Stephen Ferrara of Compass’ Hudson Advisory Team handled the listing.Read moreSarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick sell West Village townhouseTom Brady and Gisele Bündchen sell Tribeca home for $40MPrivate equity exec picks up $9M condo at Trump World Tower Message* Email Address* 94 Mercer Street, Unit 6DAsking price: UnknownSale price: $13 millionSeller: Mark AllisonBuyer: Two Trees ManagementAn entity tied to Two Trees Management picked up a Soho co-op in an off-market deal early in December. It wasn’t clear if a Two Trees executive was behind the purchase, but the firm’s CEO Jed Walentas purchased a Noho penthouse in a similarly structured deal in 2018.The three-bedroom unit spans two floors with 2,000 square feet of private outdoor space with a roof deck and a two-story atrium. The unit is at the top of a historic cast-iron building and has a keyed elevator entrance as well as a wet bar, a chef’s kitchen and gas fireplace.It wasn’t clear how much the seller, art philanthropist Mark Allison, paid for the property. Two Trees declined to comment on the purchase.1021 Park Avenue, Unit 1011AAsking price: UnknownSale price: $11.5 millionSeller: Esta StecherBuyers: Robert Frank and Rebecca PattersonRobert Frank, a journalist and host of CNBC’s “Secret Lives of the Super Rich,” closed on an Upper East Side co-op with his wife, Rebecca Patterson, the director of investment research for Bridgewater Associates. The seller was Esta Stecher of Goldman Sachs Bank USA. The deal appears to have been done off market so it’s unclear what price the seller was seeking, but property transfer records dating back to 2008 priced the unit at around $5 million. The 14-story Rosario Candela-designed co-op has 27 apartments and was built in 1929.429 Greenwich Street, Unit 9ASale price: $1.24 millionSellers: Bennett Egeth and Jennifer GilbertBuyer: Jennifer GilbertAfter a year of scandal, event planner and former “Real Housewives of New York” cast member Jennifer Gilbert has taken sole ownership of the Tribeca home she jointly owned with her ex-husband, Bennett Egeth. Egeth was arrested in September after the family’s live-in nanny reported finding a hidden camera in her room to police. In a lawsuit she filed last month, the nanny revealed that she was tipped off about the camera in August after she saw a live video feed of her room on his iPad. Gilbert told the Daily News that she and Egeth divorced in the spring and that she hadn’t lived in the home with Egeth in seven years. The two bought the unit in 2007 for $6 million. Gilbert did not respond to a request for comment.Contact Erin Hudson Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink
A directional primary succession with moderate species replacement was quantitativelycharacterized on Signy Island in zones of a glacial valley corresponding to their age since deglaciation. Acontinuous increase in diversity and abundance of lichens and bryophytes was observed between terrainsdeglaciated in the late 20th century, to areas where deglaciation followed the Little Ice Age, and othersthought to be ice-free since soon after the Last Glacial Maximum. Classification (UPGMA) and ordination(principal co-ordinate analysis) of vegetation data identified three different stages of development:a) pioneer communities, which rapidly develop in a few decades, b) immature communities developing onthree to four century old terrains, and c) a climax stage (Polytrichum strictum-Chorisodontium aciphyllumcommunity) developing on the oldest terrains, but only where local-scale environmental features are morefavourable. Multivariate analysis including environmental parameters (canonical correspondence analysis)indicated terrain age as being the dominant controlling factor, with other environmental factors alsoexhibiting significant conditional effects (duration of snow cover, surface stoniness). These findings notonly quantitatively verify reports of the rapid colonization of Maritime Antarctic terrains following recentclimate amelioration and associated decrease in glacial extent, but also show how local-scale environmentalresistance may slow or even prevent vegetation succession from pioneer to more mature stages in future.