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Landscape House / TAOA

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Photographs:  Lei Tao Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Landscape House / TAOA Architects: TAOA Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: HUGEArchitect In Charge:Lei TaoDesign Team:Lei Tao, Bozhou Kang, Zhen Chen, Weixin Zhao, Yumuling ZhouEngineering Consultant:Qinghai WangLandscape And Interior Design:TAOTConstruction:Changwei Sheng TeamLandscape Architecture:TAOTInterior Design:TAOTCity:BeijingCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtyard. Image © Lei TaoText description provided by the architects. It is a rebuilt dwelling with its back against a dense community. Right in front of it is a large open area close to the lake of the community, and a community park can be seen in the distance. The landscape here is beautiful with the wide vision.Save this picture!Water courtyard. Image © Lei TaoSave this picture!1F planSave this picture!Ramp. Image © Lei TaoThe intention of the architecture is to lead the indoor life to the outdoor so that the owners can enjoy the beautiful environment better. Because of its special position facing away from the community, the architecture is designed as a semi-private and semi-open space. Inside the courtyard, it is not easy to perceive the existence of the dense community visually. What is seen is a close view of the courtyard, a middle view of the lake and a distant view of the community park.Save this picture!Entrance courtyard. Image © Lei TaoThe facade of the original building facing the landscape was completely opened, leaving only the necessary structure. At the same time, awnings, living platforms and ramps have been added to the outdoor, leading the originally isolated indoor space to the outdoor and expanding it into a horizontal landscape, and also expanding the feeling of the indoor living space to the courtyard, extending all the way to the lake, and planning the park landscape in the distance into a continuous plane.Save this picture!Sunken yard. Image © Lei TaoThe sunken courtyard is designed as a sloping field, which integrates the underground space and the second floor into the continuous and three-dimensional landscape system and is closely connected with the landscape on the ground. The other three sides of the architecture are enclosed by the courtyard wall, which shields the community and establishes a complete space atmosphere having only landscape. All of these is to let indoor life return to nature and feel nature again.Save this picture!Courtyard. Image © Lei TaoProject gallerySee allShow lessSingapore Rising: Designing a New FutureArticlesVincent Hecht Captures SANAA’s Completed Maréchal Fayolle Housing Complex in ParisArchitecture News Share Landscape House / TAOASave this projectSaveLandscape House / TAOA Save this picture!Outdoor platform. Image © Lei Tao+ 16Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share CopyHouses, Renovation•Beijing, China Year:  ArchDaily China CopyAbout this officeTAOAOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBeijingOn FacebookChinaPublished on March 19, 2020Cite: “Landscape House / TAOA” 19 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?景宅 / TAOA 陶磊建筑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 Projects 2019 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

“We urge you, on March 12th, to champion the vision of the Internet as a free space for everyone”

first_img RSF_en On 12th March, World Day Against Cyber Censorship is a day to advance and celebrate a free Internet as an open window to the world and denounce the attacks made on the free flow of information online. In the spirit of fostering freedom of expression, Reporters Without Borders and Amnesty International are asking Google, Yahoo! and Mircosoft to not censor any of their search engines or blog platforms anywhere around the world. WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says News We are writing to you on behalf of Reporters Without Borders and Amnesty International regarding World Day Against Cyber Censorship, on March 12, 2009. As you know, Reporters Without Borders is an international press freedom organization that defends the right to inform and to be informed; Amnesty International is a Nobel prize winning international human rights organization with over 2.2 million members worldwide.World Day Against Cyber Censorship is a day to advance and celebrate a free Internet as an open window to the world and denounce the attacks made on the free flow of information online. In the spirit of fostering freedom of expression, we are asking that you do not censor any of your search engines or blog platforms anywhere around the world on this day.Your companies have grown on the concepts of open platforms for interaction, communication, idea development, and exchange. However, these concepts remain merely unfulfilled dreams for millions of people who live in countries where freedom of expression, creativity, and peaceful thought are not respected or protected. Related documents RWB-AI_.pdfPDF – 1.36 MB Organisation News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Follow the news on United States June 3, 2021 Find out more News April 28, 2021 Find out more to go further June 7, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information Currently there are more than two dozen countries restricting Internet access on a regular basis. Authoritarian regimes are becoming increasingly efficient at blocking any material they deem “objectionable.” Your assistance allows states, such as China, to out-right ban access to information on “human rights”, “dalai lama”, “Charter 08” or “democracy”, as well as to respected human rights websites, including those of Reporters Without Borders and Amnesty International.Especially after having participated, for months, within a multi-stakeholder initiative with your firms, our organizations understand the challenges of operating in countries that restrict Internet access; these countries are trying to pressure you to obey local laws that do not comport with international law and standards that protect freedom of expression. But complying with local demands that violate international law does not justify your actions. We urge you, on March 12th, to champion the vision of the Internet as a free space for everyone, regardless of nationality or geographic location, and fulfill the idea of a truly worldwide web– even if just for one day. This would send a strong message to all “netizens” – individuals, organizations and states alike – that censorship online is not the only way forward. We thank you in advance for considering our request and are available to you should you have any questions or desire to discuss this further. Sincerely,Jean-Francois Julliard Secretary-General (Reporters Without Borders) Larry CoxExecutive Director (Amnesty International)”Download the letter March 6, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “We urge you, on March 12th, to champion the vision of the Internet as a free space for everyone” United StatesAmericas Receive email alerts United StatesAmericas “Dear Mr. Schmidt, Ms. Bartz and Mr. Ballmer: To :Eric Schmidt, Chief Executive Officer, Google Carol Bartz, Chief Executive Officer, Yahoo!, Inc.Steve Ballmer, Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corporationlast_img read more

Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps return for Summer 2021

first_imgRoisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick 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 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live 26 April 2021; Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps ambassador and Mayo footballer Cillian O’Connor with brothers Paddy, age 13, left, and Tom Nolan, age 10, of St Brigids GAA Club in Castleknock, Dublin, at the launch of the 2021 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps, in Croke Park, Dublin, as Kellogg celebrates the 10th year of the sponsorship. Starting on 28th June and running up to 27th August, the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps offer children a healthy, fun and safe summer outdoor activity. For more information and to book now, visit Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***THE GAA, in partnership with Kellogg, has today launched the 2021 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps, offering children a healthy, fun and safe summer outdoor activity.Starting on 28th June and running up to 27th August, the 2021 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps will run in line with government guidelines and subject to the advice of the relevant authorities. The successful health and safety measures from last year will be implemented again and built on for the 2021 camps.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Despite challenges encountered last year, the 2020 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps proved a great success and provided a welcome diversion for over 70,000 children across the country from the Covid-19 restrictions.It also marked an important milestone by welcoming the 1 millionth participant to the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps. The number of camps and capacity at this year’s camps will increase as we get closer to the summer months with some already on sale, but parents are reminded to book early to avoid disappointment as demand is expected to be higher than ever.Kellogg ambassador and Mayo Football Star, Cillian O’Connor was on hand to launch the 2021 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps and will front the ‘Cúl Start’ campaign alongside Kilkenny Camogie Star, Grace Walsh with a range of social video content to be delivered across Kellogg’s social channels throughout the Summer. B*Witched star, Sinead O’Carroll was also in attendance and is looking forward to sending her kids, Samarah and Blane to this year’s camps.Kellogg has also today launched the nationwide on-pack promotion for all GAA clubs across the country to be in with a chance to win prizes worth a total of €40,000. With fundraising activities severely disrupted over the past year, this on-pack competition provides GAA members with an incredible opportunity to raise vital funds for their team.In order to nominate your GAA club, all that is required is to purchase a promotional box of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies or Bran Flakes. Using a unique on pack code, log on to and nominate your club of choice.Sarah Ferguson, Kellogg Ireland General Manager said “Kellogg is very proud to be involved in a partnership which involves children the length and breadth of the country, each of whom will get the chance to meet up with their friends and enjoy themselves in a healthy and safe outdoor environment.“This is the tenth year of our sponsorship and we are thrilled to watch the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps to continue to go from strength to strength and it was particularly pleasing to see how well it worked last year during a difficult year.“Last year, we reached the significant milestone of welcoming the 1 millionth child through the GAA Cúl Camps since Kellogg partnered with the GAA. We are looking forward to welcoming more children this year and for the camps to continue to play such a key role in the summer of budding sports stars.” she said.GAA Cúl Camps co-ordinator Charlie Harrison added “It’s time to make Summer plans! Keeping in line with Government guidelines we are thankfully in a position to deliver the camps during the months of July and August 2021 to children living in all 32 counties.“Naturally, after the year we’ve all had to endure, the idea of finally getting out of the house, being active and seeing other children sounds hugely appealing. We are mindful of the reality that Covid 19 will still be with us however, and we will be very much guided by the government and relevant authorities to ensure all reasonable safety measures and protocols are adhered to in the rollout of our camps.GAA President Larry McCarthy said “The success of our Kellogg’s Cúl Camps in 2020 was one of the GAA highlights in what was a difficult year for everyone. The focus and outlet that it gave to 70,000 of our young players in a safe environment provided a huge boost to them and their families and I am confident the camps can have a similarly positive impact this summer.“The reach and success of the camps is not limited to Ireland only; their growing popularity across our international network is a great source of pride and seeing the distinctive playing gear, not just across the island but in pockets around the globe, is fantastic.“A special word of thanks to Kellogg for a decade of supporting this vital project. It is without doubt one of the best and most and successful summer initiatives for children with Gaelic games and fun at the heart of it all.”For more information on the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps visit Twitter Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement LimerickNewsKellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps return for Summer 2021By Meghann Scully – April 27, 2021 213 center_img Linkedin TAGSGAAKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Martyn CosgraveNext article€339,000 of Suspected Drugs Seized on April 26, 2021 in Limerick City – Three Men Arrested Meghann Scully WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WhatsApplast_img read more

Coastal communities urged to become involved in ‘Big Beach Clean’

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Twitter Pinterest Google+ Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Coastal communities urged to become involved in ‘Big Beach Clean’ People in Donegal are being urged to participate in this year’s ‘Big Beach Clean’.The clean-up is taking place on the 16th to 18th of September and An Taisce is encouraging those taking part to register as soon as possible as free clean-up packs are limited.If you don’t have time to organise your own beach clean you also join one that is happening in your area.Coastal Communities Manager with An Taisce is Sinead McCoy:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By admin – August 25, 2016 center_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ WhatsApp Previous article2016 Waterside Half Marathon set to break all recordsNext articleDonegal Olympians arrive home as Mark English targets next step admin WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Plea For 4G Net In J&K : Parties File Written Submissions [Read Written Submissions]

first_imgTop StoriesPlea For 4G Net In J&K : Parties File Written Submissions [Read Written Submissions] Radhika Roy7 May 2020 7:11 AMShare This – xThe Government of J&K has filed a note in the plea seeking for restoration of 4G mobile internet services in the Union Territory of J&K in light of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic. The note places on record additional facts on behalf of the Respondent. Accordingly, the Petitioners have filed their responses to the same. On 29th April, the Government of J&K had filed its reply…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 Government of J&K has filed a note in the plea seeking for restoration of 4G mobile internet services in the Union Territory of J&K in light of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic. The note places on record additional facts on behalf of the Respondent. Accordingly, the Petitioners have filed their responses to the same. On 29th April, the Government of J&K had filed its reply in the plea, averring that the contentions of the Petitioners regarding “alleged deprivation of access to education, health care facilities/updates” were incorrect as the administration was taking all possible steps to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. The Reply further opposed the lifting of the restrictions, stating that the internet could be used to propagate modern terrorism. On 4th May, the Supreme Court heard the arguments submitted by Senior Advocates Salman Khurshid and Huzefa Ahmadi on behalf of the Petitioners, Soayib Qureshi as petitioner-in-person and Attorney-General KK Venugopal and Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta on behalf of the Respondents, and reserved order. NOTE FILED BY GOVERNMENT OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR The Government of J&K has sought the liberty of the Court to place on record additional facts to highlight “how the medium of internet has been and still is being used in a minacious manner from across the border for inter alia, infiltration from across LOC, indoctrination/incitement of gullible youth and for destabilizing the country, putting the sovereignty and security of the State at stake”. The Note purports to emphasize the submission that there has been an upswing of terrorist activities in the last few days, by specifically referring to the attacks on CRPF personnel who had set up nakas for control of COVID-19, as well as the encounter with terrorists in Handwara which led to the death of 5 officers. “Since 26th April, 2020, 11 instances have taken place in which 10 terrorists have been killed while 8 number of brave officers and jawan belonging to the security forces of our country have been martyred”. The details of the terrorists’ incidents have been annexed, with an “Assessment” stating that “a series of inputs have come from multiple quarters suggesting possibility of infiltration across LOC. The terrorist outfit TRF has floated online warnings to carry on a spurt of attacks on security forces as well as select non-combatant targets. Terrorists of HM have also floated a hit list of soft targets who they are planning to eliminate in coming days. The month of Ramazan has especially been favourite with terrorists to further their nefarious designs; the anniversary of battle of Badr falling on May 11.” It has also been averred in the Note that in the recent month, there has been “a bulge in radical content and terror activities, and there are apprehensions of increase in terror recruitment” with a newly launched terrorist organization by the name of The Resistance Front (TRF) flooding social media with videos in order to incite the youth/general public and to attain support from across the border. The Note concludes with a reference to an article published on 27th April by The Print, which is based upon Green Book 2020 which is published by the Pakistan Army and features essays by serving officers. It is contended in the Note that the Green Book calls for “information warfare on Kashmir, taking the war into non-kinetic domains information/cyber warfare and Electronic Warfare (EW)”. RESPONSE ON BEHALF OF PETITIONER IN THE MATTER OF FOUNDATION FOR MEDIA PROFESSIONALS v. UNION TERRITORY OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR & ANR. At the outset, the Response, filed by Advocate-on-Record Shadan Farasat and the legal team at Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF), states that the Apex Court had orally rejected the request of the Respondent to file written submissions, and despite the express refusal, the Respondent has filed the Note placing additional facts before the Court, that too without an application to file additional materials or an Affidavit. It is further submitted that the Note fails to take into contention that the restrictions placed on the internet services violates the following rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir: 1. Right to Health under Article 21 due to the inability of the people and doctors to access medical information. 2. Right to Education under Article 21A read with Article 14 due to inability of children to access information and attend online education classes. 3. Right to an Occupation/Profession and Right to Livelihood under Article 19(1)(g) and Article 21 due to inability of citizens to work from home. 4. Right to Access Information and Videos by journalists in real time, which is a violation of Article 19(1)(a). 5. Additionally, the inability of citizens to download the Aarogya Setu App, if they desire, and their inability to connect with their friends and family through video calls and access all forms of information and recreation. The Response further submits that the facts that are sought to be brought on record by the Note do not establish that “a restriction of the internet speed to 2G is suitable, necessary or proportionate in light of the COVID-19 pandemic”. It is contended that the burden of establishing that the restriction on the internet is proportionate to the object of preserving national security lies upon the Respondent, and that a mere bald assertion that ‘the medium of internet is being used by forces across the border for (a) infiltration, and (b) indoctrination/incitement” cannot be used to justify the continued denial of 4G internet. While the Response states that the Petitioner joins the Respondent in condemning all acts of terrorism and supports the State in its fight against terrorism, however, it is submitted that the facts brought on record by the Respondent support the contention of the Petitioner that the restriction of internet speed is not suitable for the State’s aim to prevent terrorist attacks as the incidents recorded had taken place while the internet speed was restricted to 2G. The Note implies that the restrictions can never be done away with until and unless the threat of terrorism is neutralized, and therefore, it is stated in that Response that in order to contain terrorist activities, orders for suspension must be tailored in their territorial scope and time duration as a blanket restriction effectively treats citizens who have nothing to do with terrorists or terrorism as “collateral damage” by “compelling them to forego their fundamental rights (in the midst of a lockdown and a global pandemic) because of terrorist actions that they are neither responsible for, nor sympathise with”. “This consequence goes against the Telecom Suspension Rules, 2017 as well as the spirit of this Hon’ble Court’s judgement in Anuradha Bhasin v. Union of India (2020) SCC OnLine SC 25 which envisages that restrictions on the internet are not indefinite but temporary and in response to urgent or emergency situations and restricted in their territorial scope”. The Response also alludes to the observation that restricted internet can also lead to the government’s inability to win the struggle against terrorism as “while propaganda may be spread on the internet, the internet is an equally important medium to swiftly check propaganda and misinformation among impressionable youth”. The restrictions on the Internet cannot merely be utilized to only contain a “miniscule minority population of militants or persons who are likely to be influenced by propaganda, but must also address the needs of a large civilian population that require the internet as a public utility…”. Additionally, the Respondent also fails to justify why a less restrictive measure of targeted blocking of website/applications has not been employed, instead of the blanket restrictions. The Response concludes with the following submissions: 1. The impugned orders do not have the sanction of law as they are ultra vires Rules 2(2), 2(5) and 2(6) of the Telecom Suspension Rules. 2. With regard to proportionality: (i) There is no rational nexus between the restriction of internet to 2G speed and security of the State and public order. (ii) There exist less restrictive alternatives other than a blanket restriction on internet speed to tackle propaganda and recruitment over the internet. The State has additionally failed to justify why the less restrictive alternatives have not been resorted to. (iii) The Counter Affidavit and oral arguments have “incorrectly and inconsistently contended that civilians can access video applications, chatbots webpages for the purposes of research, education/instruction, telemedicine, information on 2G speed”. The restrictions are evidently disproportionate as they have a deleterious impact on the rights under Articles 19, 21 and 21A of the people of J&K. RESPONSE ON BEHALF OF PETITIONER IN THE MATTER OF SOAYIB QUERESHI v. UNION TERRITORY OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR The Response, filed by the Petitioner-in-Person, asserts that as the note tries to show that “social media” is being used to extend threats and incite the youth, then the “least restrictive measure” would be to only place a ban or block social media to curb these activities. “Internet as a platform for accessing knowledge and communication is required to be distinguished from “Social Media”. Despite the observations of this Hon’ble Court in Anuradha Bhasin v. Union of India, the Respondent continues to allow Social Media Applications through Internet and then relies on its misuse to put curbs on the Internet Speed”. The Response goes on to highlight that a balance is required to be maintained between the legitimate goals of a State to protect itself and to protect the rights of its citizens, and therefore, a blanket restriction on speed is disproportionate and arbitrary. Observations of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir have also been referred to, wherein Counsels appearing via video conferencing, as well as the Judges, have voiced concerns of low internet connectivity It is also contended that UT of J&K is a state of peaceful people. “As per records of the National Crime Bureau, only 24000 IPC Crimes were registered in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, in comparison to more than 3 lakh for the State of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh”. The Response concludes with the submission that the Respondent has confused the misuse of social media with the misuse of internet, and that only because social media is being misused, other platforms of the Internet essential for functioning of daily life cannot be restricted.  Click here to read the written submissions of UT of J&KClick here to download the written submissions of Foundation of Media Professionals Next Storylast_img read more

Men in Pink to hold golf tournament

first_img Men in Pink to hold golf tournament Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Patriots take on the Senators A home playoff game will be on the line this Friday night when the Pike Liberal Arts Patriots host the… read more Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Norman said research and development takes dollars so his fundraiser for the Men in Pink campaign is a 3 Person Scramble golf tournament on Monday, October 30 at Troy Country Club.The three people can be men, women, boys or girls and of any age.“It’s going to be a fun tournament and anybody that wants to take a swing at cancer is invited to play,” Norman said. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration When Clint Norman was nominated to be a part of the 2017-2018 Men in Pink fundraising campaign for Pike County, he didn’t hesitate.“It was an honor and a privilege to be asked to be a part of this big fight,” Norman said. “Our family has been fortunate that we have not been personally involved in the fight against cancer. But we all know someone who has battled cancer and that’s why I wanted to do what I could to help find cures for the different kinds of cancer.”Every day efforts are being made to find more effective ways to fight cancer and to ultimately find cures for all cancers. Print Article Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skip The winners of the tourney will receive cash prizes and there will also be a bundle of door prizes.“There will be a wide variety of prizes from gift cards, to tool sets, to maps of the United States,” Norman said with a smile. “If there are those who would like to donate door prizes, they will be greatly appreciated.The deadline for entry in the Men in Pink 3 Person Scramble is 5 p.m. on Monday, October 23.To enter the Men in Pink 3 Person Scramble, call Clint Norman at 334-201-8960. It could be the most important round of golf you’ve ever played. The entry fee is $100 per person or $300 a team.“Companies might want to enter a team or might just want to sponsor a team,” Norman said. “If a business or industry wants to sponsor a team and needs players, we’ll be glad to build a team for them.”There are also hole sponsorships available for $100.“There will be signs on the holes that designate the sponsor of that hole,” Norman said. Published 3:00 am Thursday, October 19, 2017 By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more

Trump to award Medal of Honor to active duty Green Beret for heroism on Afghan mountainside

first_imgCourtesy of U.S. Army Master Sgt. Matthew Williams(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump will award the nation’s highest military honor to an active duty Green Beret on Wednesday for his heroic actions while serving in Afghanistan’s Shok Valley in 2008, according to the White House.Army Master Sgt. Matthew Williams, of Boerne, Texas, was critical in ensuring the evacuation of his wounded teammates from a mountain as the unit took fire from insurgents.“Sergeant Williams’ actions helped save the lives of four critically wounded soldiers and prevented the lead element of the assault force from being overrun by the enemy,” the Oct. 10 White House statement said.Williams was serving as a weapons sergeant with Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha (ODA 3336) when the incident occurred. He was initially awarded the Silver Star for his actions, but it was determined that the award will be upgraded by the president on Oct. 30, after a review of valor awards that began under former Defense Secretary Ash Carter in 2016.Williams’ team was directed to capture or kill a high-value target of the Hezeb Islami al Gulbadin extremist group in the mountains of the Shok Valley on April 6, 2008. Inserted by helicopter into the location, the group of American soldiers and Afghan commandos took fire from “intense enemy machine guns, snipers and rocket-propelled grenades,” according to the Army.With two teammates in the lead element already wounded, the assault group was pinned down on the mountainside. Williams decided to gather a group of Afghan commandos and brave enemy fire to lead a counterattack across the valley.“At no point did I ever say, ‘This is it, this is over,’” Williams told Pentagon reporters on Tuesday.As the commandos provided suppressed fire, another team member, Master Sgt. Scott Ford, was injured by a sniper round.“Once again, Williams braved intense enemy fire to provide Ford first aid and moved him down the sheer mountainside to the casualty collection point,” the Army said.Williams said his sole focus was the evacuation of his wounded teammates, which required climbing back up the mountain while taking enemy fire to defend the lead assault element and get to their injured.“We need to do whatever is possible to get them home safely,” he said, adding, “There wasn’t a lot of dwelling on likelihoods or possibilities.”Even with the wounded soldiers at the casualty collection point, enemy fighters worked to overrun the position, the Army said. Williams led a second counterattack, fighting for several hours until helicopters arrived to evacuate the injured.Fellow Medal of Honor recipient and former Staff Sgt. Ronald Shurer II, who was the unit’s medic that day, said Williams’ casualty collection location “made a horrible position just a little bit tenable” so the U.S. could evacuate the wounded.“Again and again, as the wounded were being evacuated, Williams exposed himself to enemy fire while carrying and loading casualties onto the helicopters,” the Army said. “He then continued to suppress numerous insurgent positions by directing commando fires [airstrikes], which allowed the patrol to evacuate the wounded and the dead without further casualties.”Williams described the day as “one of the worst predicaments” of his life but said the experience helped him through his career in special operations.“Remain level headed and focus on what needs to happen as opposed to what is happening,” Williams told the Army.Williams, now a 3rd Special Forces Group operations sergeant, enlisted in the Army under the 18X Special Forces enlistment program in September 2005. He has deployed multiples times in support of U.S. operations in Afghanistan and Africa.He lives with his wife and son in North Carolina.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Assistant Professor-Electrical Engineering

first_imgCover letterCurriculum VitaeStatement of Research InterestsStatement of Teaching Philosophy which includes theindividual’s capacity to teach courses listed as part of thecurriculum.List of at least 3 professional references (names and contactinformation)Unofficial copy of the Ph.D./M.Sc. transcript Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, or a closely relatedfield DESIRED / PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: ABOUT FLORIDA POLY:Florida Polytechnic University opened for classes in 2014-15 and isthe twelfth university in the Florida State University System. TheUniversity was created as an exclusively STEM-focused publicuniversity that offers high-value undergraduate and graduatedegrees and that has intentional industry connections with a focuson economic development of the high-tech I-4 corridor. Dedicated topreparing students for the competitive STEM workforce, FloridaPolytechnic University blends traditional subject matter masterywith problem solving and laboratory experiences to provide studentswith learning opportunities applicable to both the workplace and acareer of lifelong learning. The University delivers its courses insmall class sizes, emphasizes a positive student to facultyexperience, and is dedicated to both its teaching and researchmission.Faculty are employed at Florida Poly via renewable, term definedappointments, codified in a collective bargaining agreement, thatsubstantially mirrors tenure systems with reappointment andprogression in rank upon completion of a significant review ofaccomplishments.Lakeland, home to Florida Polytechnic University’s ultra-moderncampus, is located along the I-4 High Tech Corridor halfway betweenTampa and Orlando. Our central Florida community combines smalltown comfort with big-city culture. Florida’s High-Tech Corridor ishome to 11,000 high-tech businesses, and Polk County alone has morethan 600,000 residents, four universities and one state college.Lakeland is just a 45-minute drive from Walt Disney World,Universal Studios, professional sports teams, and thrivingperforming art centers. With no income tax in Florida, and homevalues increasing by approximately 10% over the past year, Lakelandand Central Florida continue to rise among the best places to liveand work.EXPECTED STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience andqualificationsAPPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: Assistant Professor-Electrical EngineeringJob Description SummaryThe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at FloridaPolytechnic University invites applications for an AssistantProfessor with broad teaching capacity in the field and withresearch specialization in Electromagnetic and Communication. TheElectrical and Computer Engineering is home to two ABET accrediteddegree programs in the University and delivers degree in ElectricalEngineering and Computer Engineering. Concentration areas withinthe degrees include: Control Systems, Electromagnetic andCommunication, Renewable Energy, Autonomous and Electric Vehicles,Digital System Design, Embedded System Design, MachineIntelligence, and Autonomous Robotic Systems. In addition, thedepartment is adding a degree program in Cybersecurity Engineeringwhich will open for students in the fall of 2021 with concentrationareas in Industrial Control Systems Security, Smart-grid and CyberPhysical Security, and Hardware Security. The department alsodelivers a Master of Science degree in Engineering with two programtracks: Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. Aninterdisciplinary Master of Science program in Robotics is alsosupported by the department. Successful applicants must be capableof teaching a range of classes in the electrical engineeringcurriculum including Circuits 1, Circuits 2, Electromagnetic Fieldsand Applications, Digital Communication Systems, RF and MicrowaveSystems, and Satellite Communication.Job DescriptionThis position is part of a strategic expansion of the universityfaculty that will add approximately twenty-five faculty to thecurrent approximate 65 faculty members in nine separatedepartments.Applicants must demonstrate the ability to develop a highlysuccessful teaching and research program, attract independentresearch funding, publish the results of their research studies inleading scientific journals of their discipline, supervise graduateand undergraduate students, and to teach effectively at both thegraduate and undergraduate level courses. In addition, thecandidates are expected to assist in the education mission of thedepartment and to provide whatever academic service is requested bythe Chair of the Department.MINIMUM QUALIFICATION: Teaching and/or relevant research/industry experienceDemonstrated ability to conduct independent andinterdisciplinary funded applied research.Experience in curriculum delivery and developmentExperience with students’ academic mentoringExperience in program assessment and execution of a continuousimprovement plan.Active participation in professional activities andorganizations.Prior professional US experience with progressiveresponsibility.Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively withdiverse campus community.center_img Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to workin the United States. This proof must be provided prior toemployment at the University. An appointment is not final untilproof is provided. APPLICATION PROCESS: All Applicants are required to submitthe following in PDF format when applying for the position: Positions are open until filled (or recruitment cancelled).Review of applications will begin immediately and continue untilthe positions are filled. Diversity Statement:Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal accessinstitution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provideequal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities toall (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants foradmission, students, and others affiliated with the University)without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex,religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status,veteran status or genetic information.Special Instructions Regarding Attachments:Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please besure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field beforecontinuing through the application. Once your applicationhas been submitted, no changes may be made and additionalattachments will not be considered.An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable duringthe application process. For positions requiring a degree, theofficial transcripts are required upon hire.Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United Statesrequire a equivalency statement from a certified transcriptevaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of anaccredited institution within the USA. This report must be attachedwith the application and submitted by the applicationdeadline.All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date ofthe job announcements.This position requires a background check, which may includea level II screening as required by the Florida Statute§435.04.last_img read more

Oxford University worker told Muslim woman to ‘go home’

first_imgKhan further said that Dr Morris’s wife, Dr Harriet Dunbar-Morris, attempted to calm her husband down, a claim that has been disputed. According to Khan, Dr Peet Morris, a researcher and lecturer at the University of Oxford, told her to “go home” if she wanted to keep hold of “barbaric practices that subjugated women”. She said he also “demanded a ban on the Burka.” “The University embraces diversity amongst its members and constantly seeks to promote awareness of equality and foster good practice. All members of the University community are expected to act in accordance with this policy and its values.” Although she does not wear a hijab or burka, Khan feels it was the right of a woman to wear what she wished. Khan wrote on Twitter that she was “deeply disappointed” with the response by both University of Oxford and Portsmouth University. Khan wrote on Twitter that she could not understand how Dr DunbarMorris could “deny the racist abuse her husband directed at [her] when there were many witnesses present at the dinner who are happy to come forward.” A spokesperson for the University of Oxford said: “We have been made aware of allegations on social media, which we understand relate to a conversation at a private event unconnected to the University. The alleged incident took place at a dinner in Yorkshire where Khan was sat on a table with people from the higher education sector. Aisha Ali Khan says she was told to “go home” by an Oxford University worker during a conversation on politics. center_img A History and English teacher, she said: “As a woman of colour, I felt singled out and victimised. The more I and other guests on the table pushed back against his racist tropes, the angrier and louder he became.” “He holds a casual contract for services, delivering computer programming training with the IT Services department on an ad hoc basis, normally two to three days in each term. “Peet Morris is not an Oxford University or college academic. This news comes in a year when Oxford came joint second highest amongst British universities for recorded instances of racism. Dr Harriet Dunbar-Morris said the allegations by Khan were “very upsetting” and do not reflect her “recollection of the private event.” “Under our equality policy, the University of Oxford is committed to fostering an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains an environment in which the rights and dignity of all are respected.last_img read more

Organ Freeman Announces New Album Featuring Members Of Vulfpeck & Turkuaz

first_imgOrgan Freeman is the funk of the future. The band mixes a jazzy disposition with a healthy dose of funk, and they sound like a combination of Soulive and The New Mastersounds, with a dash of Vulfpeck thrown in for good measure. Their passion for the music is clear each time they pick up their instruments, with every show a unique musical adventure. Following yesterday’s track release, the band has officially announced their second studio album, Respect My Art, due out September 12th.Following the band’s 2015 self-titled album, Organ Freeman’s 2017 sound has emerged with new life. Made up of Rob Humphreys (drums), Erik Carlson (guitar) and Trevor Steer (organ/keys), the group is moving in a new direction, as they meld EDM electronics with traditional organ trio instrumentation, to create something new and unique. “Our goal for this album was to try to create the biggest, most expansive sound we could as a three piece, so instead of writing and arranging with the instrumentation in mind, we decided not to shy away from layering or sounds that wouldn’t normally be considered in an organ trio setting,” remarks Steer of the new release.The band ventures outside of the standard drums-keys-guitar lineup of an organ trio for Respect My Art and enlisted some heavy hitters to join in on the magic. Vulfpeck guitarist Theo Katzman, Turkuaz guitarist Dave Brandwein, Vertical Horizon bassist Sean Hurley, Jungle Fire trumpeter Sean Billings, The Muller’s Wheel alto saxophonist Woody Mankowski, and tenor saxophonist Jesse McGinty all fill out some of the tracks, delving deeper into previously uncharted territory for the band.All songs were written, arranged, and produced by Organ Freeman. The album was recorded by Chris Sorem at The Nest in Los Angeles, CA. Mixing for Respect My Art is courtesy of Wesley Cole Switzer—who is responsible for mixing the band’s debut self-titled effort—at LA’s Milestone Studios, while Nathan James mastered the record at Vault Mastering in Phoenix, AZ. The band once again enlisted Ryan Dilmore to create the album artwork.In celebration of the coming release, Organ Freeman has planned two release shows. The first takes place at The Mint in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, September 16th. The second will be held at The Independent in San Francisco, CA on Saturday, September 23rd. Tickets and more info is available via the band’s website.ORGAN FREEMAN // Upcoming Tour Dates9/9 – Bellvue, CO – Canyon Jam @ The Mishawaka9/16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Mint *9/23 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent *10/6 – Las Vegas, NV – The Yard @ Top Golf10/5 – 10/8 – Joshua Tree, CA – Joshua Tree Music Festival* notes special Respect My Art album release performancelast_img read more