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The HUT / 23o5studio

first_img Residential Architecture “COPY” Vietnam Manufacturers: Lafarge Holcim, Toto, Singfa, Tuynel, VietceramicsArchitect In Charge:Ngô Việt Khánh DuyContruction:23o5 studioCity:Thủ ĐứcCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewText description provided by the architects. The house is designed for young couples. After the outside activities, they demand a quiet and peaceful space. The Hut is located far away from the center, but is nestled in a developing area. The green spaces disappear due to urbanization, pose a question for us to bring the balance back.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiWith ideas emerging from traditional house Vietnamese spaces, combined with the modernization of the times, we bring to the owner a new mindset of space but close to life – The HUT.Save this picture!SectionDoor – in the overall space, we design only one main door to reach the house. The house as a seamless connection, there is no limit between home and garden – feeling freedom. We use the iron shelves as a way of positioning between the living room and the porch, but do not lose the ventilation.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiSave this picture!Ground + Roof PlanSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiThe kitchen space is separated by natural – light, combining a small garden with some vegetables for cooking. Small garden like a wind trap circulates the air to the house. The continuity is long, the bedroom is arranged at the end of the house combined with a garden, the room opens the window to the natural space.“The Hut” – a seamless story between man and nature, between the house and owner life.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiOriginally published on June 06, 2018.Project gallerySee allShow lessJL House / AATArchitectsSelected ProjectsTermeh Office Commercial Building / Farshad Mehdizadeh Architects + Ahmad BathaeiSelected Projects Share Photographs Save this picture!© Hiroyuki Oki+ 24Curated by Fernanda Castro Share CopyAbout this office23o5StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesThủ ĐứcIcebergOn InstagramVietnamPublished on January 23, 2021Cite: “The HUT / 23o5studio ” 23 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?郊外小筑,构建与自然的故事生活 / 23o5 studio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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyResidential Architecture, Houses•Thủ Đức, Vietnam ArchDaily Architects: 23o5Studio Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects The HUT / 23o5studioSave this projectSaveThe HUT / 23o5studio Photographs:  Hiroyuki Oki Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  The HUT / 23o5studio last_img read more

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New books on USSR’s role in World War II

first_imgWorld War II, which ended 70 years ago, was the bloodiest war ever fought. It brought tens of millions of casualties, huge amounts of devastation and multiple genocides. Jews, Roma (Gypsies) and Ukrainians were some of the Nazis’ targets, as well as communists. It was called a “world war” because it involved combat in Africa, Europe and the Pacific.Many of the books and articles on this war present it as a “people’s war,” designed to preserve “democracy and freedom.” This ideological characterization might have some justification in describing the popular conception of the struggle against Nazi Germany and fascist Italy. But it certainly doesn’t explain the rivalry between the two main imperialist groupings that fought each other: Great Britain, France and the United States [the Allies] on one side and Germany, Italy and Japan [the Axis] on the other.Nor does it explain why there were significant factions in these Allied imperialist countries who were prepared to make a deal with Nazi Germany.In the Pacific and the struggle in East Asia, Japan was an expanding capitalist power, but not fascist. The conflict between Japan and the U.S. was clearly a struggle between two imperialisms over control of Asia.“The Second World War: a Marxist history,” by Chris Bambery (Pluto Press, 2014), does a good job in describing the inter-imperialist rivalries and tensions, both before and after the war. Where it falls down is in evaluating the role of the Soviet Union in the struggle against fascist Germany.The title of Chapter 6, “Russia: The Crucible of Victory,” reveals Bambery’s orientation. What he calls “Russia” was at that time, and for some time to come after World War II, the Soviet Union. He attributes its successes in resisting the German advances to loosened control over army units by the Communist Party. (p. 122)Another book, “Stalingrad: The City that Defeated the Third Reich,” by Jochen Hellbeck (PublicAffairs, 2015), disagrees. It documents that during the battle of Stalingrad, the influence of the Communists grew inside the army and membership in the Communist Party was often a reward for military valor.Bambery, for all his biases against the Soviet Union, points out that the USSR’s social structure let it recover from the government’s grave mistake in not being prepared for Germany’s attack. In “Operation Barbarossa,” which began on June 22, 1941, Germany had launched the largest invasion in the history of warfare. Some 4 million soldiers attacked along an 1,800-mile front. But within months, the USSR was able to move 1,532 factories, including 1,360 connected to armaments, much further to the east. Using 1.5 million rail cars, it completed the job between July and November 1941.This was one of the ways the workers used all their organizational skills to preserve their country and their social system. From then on, they worked 11 hours a day, seven days a week, far outproducing Germany and even the United States.The German army began its battle to seize Stalingrad on Aug. 23, 1942. Hellbeck’s book draws on an unusual source. It is based on a selection from 215 interviews by Soviet historians, stenographically recorded between Jan. 2, 1943, and the end of February that year. The historians wanted to reveal the new Soviet citizen, so they interviewed troop commanders, generals, staff officers, commissars, agitators, sailors in the Volga fleet, nurses, cooks and even civilians who remained in the city.Stalingrad was the first major battle that the Germans lost in World War II and this defeat put them on the strategic defensive for the rest of the war. It was the war’s decisive turning point in which the Germans lost a whole army.The question was raised then, especially by the German propaganda machine but also by the anti-Soviet Western media: How could the Soviet army resist such a force? How could the raw Red Army, less than 25 years old at the time, defeat a well-oiled, well-trained, well-educated professional army?How can it be explained why millions of people fought against the Germans until they literally collapsed from exhaustion? Why did some Red soldiers fight until their last bullet and then throw rocks rather than surrender?At the start of the war, the British foreign service had predicted that it would take Germany four to six weeks to destroy the Red Army.Racist Nazi view of Soviet UnionThe Oct. 29, 1942, edition of the official Nazi SS newspaper Das Schwarze Korps contained an assessment of Soviet morale: “The Bolshevists attack until total exhaustion, and defend themselves until the physical extermination of the last man and weapon. … Sometimes the individual will fight beyond the point considered humanly possible.” The article tried to account for this by evoking the “laws of racial biology.” The Soviet soldiers belonged to another “race.” They originated from “a baser, dim-witted humanity.”The article concluded by depicting the threat for Europe contained in “the power of this unleashed inferior race.” The Nazis made the battle of Stalingrad into a question of world historical destiny: “It is up to us to decide whether we remain human beings at all.”Some prominent U.S. historians can’t understand that it was the Bolshevik Revolution that had motivated Soviet workers to defend their system. They claim that the Soviet soldiers who fought in Stalingrad did so under the lash of secret police terror. Other historians talk about Soviet soldiers as betrayed victims, and discount their statements of patriotic or pro-socialist ideals as “ideological indoctrination.”Hellbeck’s “Stalingrad,” however, proposes a reason for the victory of the Red Army in the battle of Stalingrad: the political consciousness of the soldiers and the Soviet people, a political consciousness inculcated, confirmed and developed by the Communist Party.Some of the stories in the interviews are striking. A typist working on orders to regiments in a division was buried when German artillery collapsed the bunker she was working in. She moved to another bunker after she was dug out, which was then likewise collapsed. She moved to a third after she was dug out again, completed her assignment and got the orders signed.Women nurses carried sidearms, because if the Germans captured them, they were treated as sexual property of the soldiers. Over a million women wound up fighting in the Red Army, not only as nurses, but also as intelligence officers, mechanics, snipers, cooks, typists and pilots.Communist agitators and political commissars saw their primary purpose as maintaining morale and inspiring even greater heroism because the soldiers and workers understood how the battle of Stalingrad fit into the worldwide struggle. Every division, brigade, regiment and even smaller units had a newspaper of some sort, which explained what was going on and pointed out acts of heroism.What is truly impressive about the interviews in “Stalingrad” is that they give a multidimensional point of view — from the Communist cadre who did the ideological education work to the soldiers who received it.The battle of Stalingrad was a decisive turning point in World War II and the Soviet Communist Party played an essential part in the Red Army’s defeat of Nazi Germany.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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#WATCH Economic strategy key to Ireland’s growth – Noonan

first_imgBusinessNews#WATCH Economic strategy key to Ireland’s growth – NoonanBy Staff Reporter – May 29, 2017 863 Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Minister Noonan speaking in Limerick Minister Noonan speaking in LimerickIN ONE of his last public announcements in Limerick, the outgoing Minister for Finance and Fine Gael TD, Michael Noonan has said that developing an economic strategy sector by sector has allowed Ireland to recover to almost near full employment.Speaking in Limerick at the announcement of a major new €6m expansion of the Castletroy Park Hotel, Minister Noonan said that when Fine Gael took the helm at the last Government “it was in crisis. For a while were were wondering whether we could manage a recovery or not.“But as we worked through it we realised that we were going to carry it through to a successful finish.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The most significant thing that happened and it is never referred to is that in parallel we designed an economic strategy to restore the different sectors of the Irish economy.Citing a number of the incentives brought about, Minister Noonan said that the country is in a better place now “and we are very nearly at full employment.“In terms of the future of Limerick we must continue what we are doing because what we are doing is successful.Watch the Minister’s interview here. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Emailcenter_img TAGSlimerickMichael Noonan Linkedin Advertisement Facebook Previous articleCouncil needs plan to tackle a knotty problemNext articleFive days of Kilfinane Fleadh Cheoil 2017 Staff Reporter Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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Economic monitor highlights progress in city and county

first_imgPrint Twitter LIMERICK’S status as one of Ireland’s most attractive business and visitor locations has been advanced by its latest economic monitor, which shows that 2019 was another major year of progress for the city and county.The Limerick Economic Monitor (LEM) involves the analysis of Limerick’s economic and fiscal status annually by EY-DKM Economic Advisory. It incorporates a number of key economic indicators, including employment, enterprise, investment, housing, consumer sentiment, and commercial property.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The 2019 economic monitor published today has revealed that 2,450 jobs were created during the year, with live register figures down by 18 per cent in the 12 months and are now the second lowest in the country after Dublin. There was a 68 per cent drop in the live register in Limerick from January 2010 to November 2019.FDI investment announcements included commitments from Johnson & Johnson, Regeneron, Edwards Life Sciences, Cook Medical, Northern Trust and Nautilus.The indigenous labour market also thrived in 2019, with 561 new start-ups.Disposable income was €21,979 – the highest outside the capital.The report found that affordability remains a major competitive advantage for Limerick when it comes to attracting and retaining talent and investment.In addition to high disposable income, another key aspect is the relatively lower housing costs.The LEM was also positive regarding housing prospects, citing the recently submitted plans for a €60 million redevelopment of the Horizon Mall site which could see an additional 245 residential units added to the stock. When plans for developments at Canal Bank, Castletroy and Mungret are taken into account, there is potential for an additional 1,000 plus residential units to be added to the stock over the coming years.The local authority is also making strides in public housing development with €12.1 million worth of housing currently on site across Limerick.The report found that a strong focus for Limerick City and County Council in 2020 will be to tackle both urban and rural dereliction and a major refurbishment plan will see around 5,500 homes upgraded. Revitalising the city centre is also a key priority for it and it has established a group to address underperformance in the city centre.From a private investment perspective, the report points to the planned €60 million redevelopment of the Arthur’s Quay retail complex which is set to be the largest ever private mixed-use development in the county. Added to this, UL’s plans for a city centre campus at the former Dunnes Stores site and the €180 million Opera site development.The range of city centre developments and the growing workforce of local and global firms is driving the momentum of Limerick’s resurgence, and its capacity to act as a counterbalance to Dublin. WhatsApp Advertisement Emailcenter_img Linkedin Facebook BusinessNewsEconomic monitor highlights progress in city and countyBy Staff Reporter – February 16, 2020 613 Previous articleLimerick study gives a choice to kidney patientsNext articleTake five by five for New Hope comedy Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

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Ongoing security alert in Strabane

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th There is an ongoing security alert in Strabane.’Suspicious object’ have been found at Springhill Park.The public is being asked to avoid the area until further notice.No further details are available at present. By News Highland – November 25, 2016 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Ongoing security alert in Strabane Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+center_img Twitter Previous articleVote in Presidential Election should be extended to all citizens – Mc HughNext articleMan found dead at disused building in Buncrana following freezing overnight conditions News Highland Facebook Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

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Former Trojan pens unique work in book

first_img Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Although ‘God is a Strange Fellow” is a “true fiction,” it is based on stories that were passed down through McLain’s family, primarily great-great aunts and her mother, who lived in the community that is central to the story.McLain now lives in Middletown, Ohio and teaches in the public school system there. Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 12:16 am Tuesday, June 29, 2010 Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Former Trojan pens unique work in book Next Up“‘God is a Strange Fellow’ depicts the lives of African-Americans in a small Midwestern community in the 1940s,” said McLain, a former Trojan who writes under the pen name, Margaret Wilson Quinn. “It takes place back when times were hard and it’s a story about how tragedy can be turned to triumph.”The main characters in the book are Miss Honey and Miss Sister and their story depicts the way life used to be and how people cared about each other and were willing to share what they had.“I wrote this book because I have 10 grandchildren and one of them, Jordan Wilson, is in high school in Troy,” McLain said. “I wanted to write the book for them. Another reason is because we live in a crazy, mixed up world and I wanted to tell others about a time when neighbors cared about each other and looked after each other.” Margaret Wilson McLain is quick to say that her book, “God is a Strange Fellow” is a non-traditional Christian work.“It has a spiritual flair but it’s not based on Biblical quotes,” she said.However, the book was written on the premise that it matters not how meager one’s beginnings or how checkered one’s past, “If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land,” Isaiah 1:19. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like Commission seeks funds for road work Several Pecoshin community residents came before the Pike County Commission in hopes of finding something the commission’s road department lacks… read more By Jaine Treadwell 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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USA: ONR to Award Over USD 160.000 in Scholarships to Young Scientists and Engineers

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USA: ONR to Award Over USD 160.000 in Scholarships to Young Scientists and Engineers View post tag: Naval Share this article May 11, 2012 USA: ONR to Award Over USD 160.000 in Scholarships to Young Scientists and Engineers View post tag: award View post tag: Navy View post tag: Young Training & Education The Office of Naval Research (ONR) will award more than $160,000 in scholarships to a group of young scientists and engineers competing at Intel ISEF 2012, May 13-18 in Pittsburgh, Pa.The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) competition draws more than 1,500 students in grades 9 to 12 to showcase their independent research projects and vie for scholarships contributed by government, industry and academia.“ONR is actively investing in the future by providing scholarships to these students, who represent some of the best and brightest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” said Dr. Anthony Junior, director, Department of the Navy Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions Program office. “They’re exactly the type of sharp, high achievers that we’ll need to solve problems for the Navy, Marine Corps and the nation.”ONR’s prize money provides $8,000 Tuition Scholarship Awards to 17 top finishers, plus three awards in the amount of $4,000 each to participants with original research in critical, naval-relevant scientific areas, such as electrical engineering, environmental engineering and microbiology. ONR also will present four $4,000 Tuition Scholarship Awards to three individuals and one two-member team to attend the London International Youth Science Forum in August. All recipients also receive a certificate signed by Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder and a miniature Lone Sailor statue.ONR staff will be at Booth No. 402 to provide information about the organization’s many educational outreach programs.ONR provides the science and technology necessary to maintain the Navy and Marine Corps’ technological advantage. Through its affiliates, ONR is a leader in science and technology with engagement in 50 states, 30 countries, 1,035 institutions of higher learning and more than 900 industry partners. ONR employs approximately 1,065 people, comprising uniformed, civilian and contract personnel, with additional employees at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 11, 2012; Image: ONRcenter_img View post tag: usa View post tag: Scientists View post tag: Scholarships View post tag: News by topic View post tag: ONR View post tag: USD 160.000 View post tag: over View post tag: Engineerslast_img read more

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Book Depository Decision Delayed

first_imgA bid by Oxford University to build a £29m book depository will now be decidedin early May, pending a planning inquiry. Permission for the depository, which could store up to eight million volumes, was refused in November. City councillors rejected the application on several factors, including the potentiallandscape intrusion and the failure to meet energy efficiency standards. Colin Cook, Labour city councillor, said: “The inquiry will give both sides the chanceto go through the arguments in greater detail.” By Clare Barnardlast_img read more

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Watching Spanish grow

first_imgIt is estimated that by 2050 the United States will be home to more 130 million Hispanics, making it the largest Spanish-speaking nation on the planet.But as the language continues to expand, questions will arise. How has Spanish been altered by its interaction with the American linguistic melting pot? How will it sound in a decade? Five decades?Those subjects — and others — will be among the central issues addressed by the newly created Instituto Cervantes Observatory of the Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures in the United States at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Harvard University.Established though a memorandum of understanding signed recently by Harvard President Drew Faust, Dean of Arts and Humanities Diana Sorensen, and Instituto Cervantes Director Víctor García de la Concha, the observatory is intended as an international hub for the study of how the Spanish language has progressed in the United States.“This agreement will place Harvard and the Instituto Cervantes at the forefront of Spanish language scholarship,” Faust said. “The observatory it creates will serve as a magnet for exceptional scholars from all over the world interested in studying how language evolves over time, as well as through expansion into new areas and interaction with other cultures. I look forward to the insights and understanding that will emerge from this collaboration.”Sorensen, who is also the James F. Rothenberg Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature, echoed Faust’s comments.“I am excited to be a part of this collaboration, and for the intellectual and educational opportunities it represents,” Sorensen said. “It has long been recognized that language and culture are deeply intertwined. The creation of the observatory will allow us not only to explore those connections, but to ask important new questions about the Spanish language and culture, and how both are changed and enriched by their expansion and interaction with the growing Hispanic communities in the United States.”“Instituto Cervantes feels very proud about this collaboration with Harvard University because it is an excellent opportunity for proposing joint projects and activities related to the Spanish language and all forms of Hispanic cultures,” said Luis Prados Covarrubias, Instituto Cervantes chief of staff. “We are very interested in the creation of an Observatory of the Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture in the United States because the future of that language around the world will be deeply linked to its future in North America.“Instituto Cervantes and Harvard University are very conscious that the Spanish language is not only the communicative tool for the Hispanic community, but also a language of excellence and prestige for any kind of communicative purposes,” he continued. “On behalf of the Instituto Cervantes, I would like to expresses my gratitude to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, especially to Dean Diana Sorensen, as well as for the unconditional support received from Banco Santander.”The observatory will annually host a variety of cultural initiatives, conferences, and lectures, and will include the participation of Cervantes Prize winners and Latino writers living in the United States.“On behalf of the Standing Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights [formerly the Committee on Ethnic Studies], I extend congratulations and a warm welcome to Instituto Cervantes,” said Kay Shelemay, chair of the Standing Committee on Ethnic Studies, and the G. Gordon Watts Professor of Music and Professor of African and African American Studies. “This important agreement, and the observatory it will create, will enhance work that the Standing Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights has under way with Latino student groups on campus and will help us move in new directions.“We look forward to collaborating on pedagogical and research projects, both domestic and international, that touch on the widest range of topics relating to the transmission and practice of Spanish language and culture. There is no doubt that this initiative — and the presence of the observatory at Harvard — will greatly enhance our educational initiatives in many domains.”The observatory will be based at Harvard, and headed by Francisco Moreno, professor at the University of Alcala and former director of Cervantes Institutes in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Chicago. It will be managed through FAS’s Division of Arts and Humanities, but will work with a number of other Harvard groups, including the Polinsky Language Sciences Lab, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, and the Standing Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights. Among the proposed projects are analyses of the Spanish and Latino populations in the 2010 U.S. Census, a study of Spanish teaching in the United States, and the creation of two visiting professorships.last_img read more

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Town Councillor Held Hostage by the FARC Is Freed in Colombia

first_img Town councillor Marcos Baquero, the first of five hostages the FARC has offered to turn over this week in Colombia, was freed on 9 February, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which is in charge of the operation, announced. “The ICRC confirms the release of town councillor Marcos Baquero, who was turned over to the humanitarian committee,” ICRC spokesperson María Cristina Rivera told the press at the airport in Villavicencio (95 km south of Bogotá), where his family is awaiting him. “At this time, the helicopter made available by the government of Brazil and duly identified with the emblems of the Red Cross is transporting Baquero to Villavicencio, where he will be reunited with his family after one year and seven months of separation,” she added. The ICRC specified that Baquero was turned over to the humanitarian delegation, made up of former senator Piedad Córdoba, two ICRC delegates, and a representative of the collective Colombian Men and Women for Peace, in a rural area of the department of El Meta, in central Colombia. In a series of operations, the FARC is expected to release Marine Henry López and town councilor Armando Acuña in Florencia (in southern Colombia) on 11 February and Police Maj. Guillermo Solórzano and Army Cpl. Salín Sanmiguel in Ibagué (in central Colombia) on 13 February. The five were kidnapped by the FARC on various occasions between 2007 and 2010. By Dialogo February 11, 2011last_img read more

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New eras for Australia, New Zealand as test rugby returns

first_imgFoster’s first team was largely predictable but he named three uncapped players – winger Caleb Clarke, loose forward Hoskins Sotutu and lock Tupou Vaa’i on the bench for the clash at Wellington Regional Stadium.”It shows we’ve got faith in our squad,” Foster told reporters. “We know this is a year we’re going to need that.”Rennie named four debutants with winger Filipo Daugunu, centre Hunter Paisami and loose forward Harry Wilson all starting while flyhalf Noah Lolesio is on the bench.At the other end of the spectrum, captain Michael Hooper will become the 12th player to win 100 test caps for Australia. Trans-Tasman rugby will enter a new era on Sunday as New Zealand host Australia in their Bledisloe Cup match, which is also the first test to be played since the novel coronavirus shutdown in March.The match, however, will not only be played in the shadow of the coronavirus but also of an ugly row between Rugby New Zealand and Rugby Australia over the future of Super Rugby and scheduling for 2020 Rugby Championship matches.On the field, both All Blacks coach Ian Foster and Wallabies counterpart Dave Rennie have brought in a raft of new faces for their first games in charge as they look to the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France. While both counties were able to organise domestic Super Rugby competitions it is likely there will be some rustiness, with neither having played since last year’s World Cup in Japan.Rennie said the coronavirus had meant his major coaching challenge had been embedding game plans as they dealt with limited preparation time, most of it in bio-secure facilities in Christchurch, and working on their defence.”The ability of the All Blacks is to score in a heartbeat, or score twice in five minutes,” Rennie said.”You’re going to have to defend really well, and you’re going to have to defend for long passages and we’ll need to be really aggressive.”Topics :last_img read more

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An 1918 cottage has be restored to its former glory

first_img11 Bardsley Ave, Greenslopes“They stuck old newspapers in the walls to insulate back then,” Mrs Stephensen said.With her husband’s building business booming, they have made the difficult decision to find a larger property to suit their needs.The home will be auctioned on-site on Friday, February 2, at 7pm.It is listed through Juliet Brooks and Lauren McHutchison, of Ray White – Moorooka. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by 11 Bardsley Ave, GreenslopesThe renovation slowly transformed the home in a way that added and expanded on everything it already had, while still retaining its character.Polished timber floorings and a renovated bathroom were just some of the eye-catching additions that lifted the home out of the World War I era it was built in.The most notable change was when the house was raised, which expanded the floorspace by adding an extra storey.The lower level includes three extra bedrooms, a laundry and its own living area.During the renovation they uncovered a few unexpected things from the home’s extensive history. Nicole and Shane Stephensen at their Greenslopes home which will be auctioned on February 2. Picture: AAP/ Ric Frearson.When Nicole Stephensen picked up an old Queenslander at 11 Bardsley Ave on a corner at Greenslopes in 2005, she did not think all that much of it.The house was functional, but very old, and she was more interested in its location than anything else.It was two bedrooms, which was more than enough room for her, and with its proximity to Stones Corner and the city, she could look past its age.It was not until she met her husband, Shane, that she became open to the idea of doing something more with her ageing 1918 home.“The person with the vision is definitely Shane,” she said.“I thought of it as a cute two-bedroom cottage and he saw it as this potentially amazing palace on the corner.”last_img read more

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Gold Coast properties fetch multimillion-dollar prices in off-market deals

first_img The Surfers Paradise property fetched $4 million. It sold to New Zealand buyers.Ray White Prestige agent Jackson Paradise, who inked the deal, said the New Zealand buyers planned to move across the ditch. “I showed them around a few properties but they fell in love with this one because of its 1108sq m block, which is very rare being so close to the city,” he said. “There’s not many houses as high quality in Surfers Paradise on large land, that’s what makes it so rare and why it was snapped up so quickly.” The house had a stylish renovation.The five-bedroom property at 3 Inga Ave featured modern, light-filled interiors and a large backyard with a covered entertainment zone, pool and pontoon. The vendors sold the property to build a brand-new home for their family locally. Mr Paradise said he had plenty of high-end buyers who were seeking luxury properties, with not enough stock to meet demand. “If it did go to market it would have had a huge amount of inspections and inquiries and there are a few people who are upset it sold prior,” he said. “I have leftover clients looking at this level of home. “The high-end market is going from strength to strength with more and more inquiry from interstate purchasers. “If you are considering putting your house on the market, I’d do it before Christmas because there’s a lot of activity at the moment.” A block of units at 115 Minnie St, Southport, fetched $6.6 million.It was Mr Paradise’s second off-market deal for the week with a block of 15 units in Southport selling for $6.6 million. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe brand-new apartment block at 115 Minnie St is believed to have been purchased by a government department.Mr Jackson declined to comment about the sale or the purchaser. The sales form part of a string of seven-figure deals penned recently. A Sorrento home at 18 Binda Place sold for $3.5 million. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:27Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:27 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy Spring 2019 is a good time to sell01:27 A Surfers Paradise house at 3 Inga Ave has sold off market for an eye-watering price.A SURFERS Paradise house has been snapped up in a multimillion-dollar deal before it even hit the market. The renovated coastal-style home sold to international buyers in a $4 million off-market sale. MORE NEWS: Why this mansion sets a benchmark MORE NEWS: Shakespearean castle with a modern twist center_img One of the latest is a Mediterranean-inspired residence at 18 Binda Place, Sorrento, which changed hands for $3.5 million. Michael Kollosche and Josh Longhitano marketed the five-bedroom house. It was listed with a $3.75 million asking price. Mr Longhitano said a Sydney couple looking to move back to the Gold Coast after a few years interstate loved the style, character and resort-style feel of the property. There have been 15 sales above the million-dollar mark since the start of the month, according to data.last_img read more

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Giggs, Scholes and instant noodles: Vietnam takes pot-shot at World Cup

first_img Read Also: Euro 2020 sponsors less than green Fans across the country spill onto the streets in the wake of Vietnam’s successes, and celebrations would be frenzied if they manage to qualify for a World Cup. Defender Tran Hoang Phuc, who comes from a poor family in Ho Chi Minh City, joined PVF in 2012 when he was 11, dreaming of emulating his idol, Arsenal defender David Luiz. “I will try my best to play for the national team and hopefully to play at the world’s biggest tournament, the World Cup,” Phuc, who has been called up to Vietnam’s U19s, told AFP. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The PVF academy has state-of-the-art equipment The academy is complete with manicured pitches and ultra-modern equipment, including the 360S simulator – a customised room where players receive balls from various angles, and have to hit moving, electronic targets. The facility is a bold venture from Vuong, who started out selling dried noodles in Ukraine before building Vietnam’s biggest private conglomerate and amassing an estimated $7.8 billion fortune. The PVF academy’s technical director, former Japan coach Philippe Troussier – who also leads Vietnam’s U19s – said the results had been positive. “We’ve started a strong process to develop our football, to develop our players, to educate the boys, to export the players to international level,” Troussier told AFP. “We are on the way,” he said. – ‘Underdogs’ – The training school is currently home to nearly 200 young players aged nine to 19 who have been recruited from across the country and train up to five hours a day. Still, Vietnam’s national team have caught the eye with their progress, which has pushed them to an all-time high of 94 in the FIFA world rankings. The youth teams are also showing promise, bagging their first spot at the U20 World Cup in 2017 and a year later, and reaching the final of the Asian U23 Championship. Qualifying for the 2022 World Cup may be a stretch for Vietnamcenter_img Vietnam has risen up the FIFA world rankings After a career that began in instant noodles, Vietnam’s richest man knows all about long shots, and now he’s taking another: trying to get the football-mad country’s national team to their first World Cup. No Southeast Asian team has played on football’s biggest stage, but Pham Nhat Vuong – CEO of the Vingroup conglomerate, and Vietnam’s first billionaire – has not let that deter him. A well-equipped, well-staffed football academy as at the centre of Vietnam’s strategy Vingroup’s gleaming, $15 million academy outside Hanoi has already helped Vietnam become a growing power in Asian football, after they reached the Asian Cup quarter-finals last year. The communist country’s national team were crowned Southeast Asian champions in 2018, and their Under-22s won gold at the Southeast Asian Games last December. The Golden Star Warriors also sit top of their World Cup qualifying group, but they still have work to do if they are to grab one of Asia’s four slots – or a fifth available through playoffs – for 2022. However, they can take heart from the example of World Cup hosts Qatar who, after building a state-of-the-art academy and drafting in foreign expertise, swept to their first Asian Cup title last year. Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes have been enlisted as consultants for the Promotion Fund of Vietnam’s Football Talents (PVF) academy, which opened its doors in 2017. While Giggs and Scholes add star power and top-level experience, Troussier, 64, has undoubted coaching prowess, after leading Japan to the 2000 Asian Cup title and the 2002 World Cup’s last 16. But despite the big money and big names, the next World Cup may still be a stretch for Vietnam. “I don’t think they will qualify for the 2022 World Cup as they have to replace at least one of the Asian powerhouses such as Iran, Japan or South Korea to get one of the few Asian places available,” said Steve Darby, the former manager of Vietnam’s women’s team. The 2026 World Cup – when the number of teams will jump from 32 to 48 – may be a more realistic target. But even then they would be seen as “underdogs”, said Darby. “Any Southeast Asian nation that qualifies will be seen as a weaker nation and also probably be seeded quite low. It takes time to get to the top,” he said. Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Best Cars Of All TimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

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Kuwait deployment ban may be lifted if suspects in OFW death charged…

first_imgMANILA – The partial deployment ban ofFilipino household service workers to Kuwait could be lifted once the Kuwaitiemployer of murdered Filipina worker Jeanelyn Villavende will be slapped withcharges. “He (Kuwaiti Ambassador) asked me untilMonday for the charge to be filed. I told the ambassador that the moment thecharge is filed, then I can lift the partial deployment ban,” Bello said in aninterview with CNN Philippines. The ban covered all newly-hired Filipinodomestic workers in Kuwait. Those whose exit permits that were issued on or beforethe afternoon of Jan. 3 may still be allowed to go. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III saidin a television interview that Kuwait Ambassador to the Philippines MusaedSaleh Ahmad Althwaikh have promised to file charges against the culprits. Philippines in February 2018 alsoimplemented a total deployment ban of Filipino workers to Kuwait amid numerouscases of Filipino nationals’ deaths, including that of Ilongga JoannaDemafelis. The ban was lifted in May that year.center_img “If they charge the suspects – ‘yung couple, then there is a reason forus to lift the partial deployment ban. But if they do not charge, then this mayrise into a total deployment ban,” he added. The partial deployment ban of newhousehold service workers has been in effect since Friday after the PhilippineOverseas Employment Administration signed the directive. The incidents led to a crafting of alabor deal between the two countries, which aims to protect Filipino workers inthe Gulf state. Bello, however, lamented that some provisions of the agreementhave not been followed, including the drafting of a template employmentcontract that would allow Filipinos to keep their passports and cellphoneswhich are often surrendered to employers./PNlast_img read more

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ORVC Weekly Report (April 14-19)

first_imgORVC Weekly Report for the week of April 14-19.Players of the Week.Baseball:  Alex Schoettmer-Jac-Cen-Del and Cody Weaver-Rising Sun.Softball:  Alix DeDreu-Rising Sun and Kelsi Brierly-Southwestern.Boys Golf:  Lucas Williams-Jac-Cen-Del.Girls Track:  Emily Cumberworth-South Ripley and Whitney Chipman-Rising Sun.Boys Track:  Austin Allen-South Ripley and Austin Martin-Rising Sun.ORVC Weekly Report (April 14-19)Submitted by ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.last_img

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