ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/366444/residential-bridge-competition-entry-rasha-kiani-mahdi-kamboozia Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of Rasha Kiani + Mahdi KambooziaWritten by Alison Furuto Share “COPY” Residential Bridge Competition Entry / Rasha Kiani + Mahdi Kamboozia CopyWith the challenge of defining a new residential typology on the outskirt of a historic Prague zone that combines a pathway to cross the river and residential units over the Vltava River, Rasha Kiani and Mahdi Kamboozia proposed a new extension to Prague’s urban space. Their concept, which won an honorable mention, makes a lively and vibrant community that joins both sides of the Vltava River by means of social activities in a dynamic space. More images and architects’ description after the break.Save this picture!Courtesy of Rasha Kiani + Mahdi KambooziaPreparing the context for the people and interactions to take place, from small scales and personal activities to large scales and social events that bring neighborhood potentials to life and enabling wide ranges of experiences from tangible ones to some intangible and extraordinary involvement in the surroundings and consequently enhances the quality of life in the neighborhood community. Save this picture!Courtesy of Rasha Kiani + Mahdi KambooziaRethinking on how residential formal typology as separated units and urban spaces can merge, cause to a combination of bridge pathways and residential spaces in a way that represents sequences of people life and social events, this organization of spaces links the river banks in a flexible way that maximize the quality of space by emerging interactions and possibilities of everyday life in the context of Prague. Searching on the way that residence experience can benefit from urban events and social activities led to a dynamic morph between different levels of privacy and public by the mean of access alternatives, view corridors and urban space extensions.Save this picture!Courtesy of Rasha Kiani + Mahdi KambooziaIn the formal aspect of design, the bridge, redefined as an extension of urban surface that merges the city from both sides of the Vltava river, instead of linear connection between two point, and created a double circular loop bridge that spatially twists and morphs between city/public and home/private. Save this picture!plan 01By concerning historical context and height limitation of the site, instead of typically arrange residential units in vertical high-rise typology like a tower, it is bent over the river and units oriented in low-rise horizontal organization that facing to the central urban plaza Project gallerySee allShow lessCentral Mosque of Pristina Competition Entry / Tarh O AmayeshUnbuilt Project70 Homes in Landy Sud / PETITDIDIERPRIOUX ArchitectsSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeRasha KianiOfficeFollowMahdi KambooziaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectInfrastructureBridgesPedestrian bridgeResidential ArchitecturePragueInfrastructureResidentialCzech RepublicPublished on May 01, 2013Cite: Alison Furuto. “Residential Bridge Competition Entry / Rasha Kiani + Mahdi Kamboozia” 01 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
The permanent home of Andrew Wood’s statue is still undetermined at this point, but Ament hinted at the work of art staying in the Seattle area, noting to Rolling Stone, “There are a lot of things that would be different not just for me, but for the entire Seattle musical community, had it not been for him”. This Saturday, iconic 90’s rock act, Pearl Jam, will open their new art exhibit, Pearl Jam: Home and Away, at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture coinciding with the band’s brief U.S. run of “Home” and “Away” stadium shows, which began on Wednesday night with their first of two “Home” performances at the Seattle Mariners‘ Safeco Field. A central piece of the exhibit is a brand-new bronze statue of Andrew Wood, the late Seattle vocalist whose tragic death in 1990 set in motion a chain of events that made Pearl Jam what it is today.Andrew Wood became a fixture of Seattle’s rising alternative scene in the late 80’s with Malfunkshun and, later, Mother Love Bone. By the end of the decade, Mother Love Bone had developed a loyal following in the Pacific Northwest and was set to release their debut studio album, Apple, in March of 1990–the step that would surely be the band’s breakthrough moment. However, just days before Apple‘s original scheduled release, Andrew Wood was found in a coma, the result of a heroin overdose. He was rushed to the hospital unresponsive, where he died three days later, on March 19th, 1990.Andrew Wood was roommates with the late Soundgarden frontman, Chris Cornell at the time, and Cornell was inspired to record a tribute to his fallen musical brother. He recruited his Soundgarden bandmate Matt Cameron and former Mother Love Bone members Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament, who in turn recruited guitarist Mike McCready, with whom they were preparing to start a new band, tentatively named Mookie Blaylock.At the time of the 15-day-long sessions for Temple of the Dog, Ament, Gossard, and McCready were in the process of finding a vocalist for their new group. A young singer named Eddie Vedder had flown up to Seattle from San Diego to audition and ended up adding some backing vocals to a few tracks. Cornell liked the sound of this shy newcomer’s voice, and his passionate track “Hunger Strike” was eventually recorded as a vocal duet between him and Vedder for the album. Following the Temple of the Dog sessions, Cornell and Cameron went back into the studio to record their third (and arguably their best) studio album, Badmotorfinger (1991). Gossard, Ament, McCready, Vedder, and drummer Dave Krusen decided to rename their new band “Pearl Jam,” recorded their debut LP, Ten (1991), and went on to become one of the biggest rock acts of their generation. Cameron would also join Pearl Jam following Soundgarden’s breakup in 1998.The new Andrew Wood statue was commisioned by Wood’s former bandmate and Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Ament explained the idea came to him five years ago when he visited Wood’s gravesite, saying, “I was just like, ‘God, this should be so much more rad. So the whole way home we were riffing, ‘If anybody I know deserves a statue, it’s him.’ He would be the one that would love it.” Ament called on master sculptor Mark Walker, who carved out the monumental statue for his late friend. Below, you can watch a local Seattle news report about Pearl Jam’s new Home and Away art exhibit, which features an interview with the sculpture visionary, Jeff Ament.[Video: KING 5 News][H/T Consequence of Sound]
With 81 per cent of the workforce in eastern Nagaland engaged in the agricultural sector and only 18.9 per cent in secondary and tertiary sectors, as per 2011 Census, it is important to restructure livelihood activities for removing such “glaring” gaps, a government official said. Addressing the valedictory programme of a capacity building training programme here, the official said, according to 2011 Census, 52.7 per cent of the workforce in the state is engaged in agricultural sector and 47.3 per cent in secondary and tertiary sectors.“With such glaring critical gaps, it is important to restructure the livelihood activities with various skill-based trainings and ensure that the unemployed youth get gainful employment,” he said. The training, conducted by the Department of Underdeveloped Areas (DUDA) in the last two months, ended on Thursday. Speaking at the programme, Advisor for DUDA, N Bonkhao Konyak said, “unemployment is not only an area of concern in Nagaland but it is also a challenging issue in the country.” The capacity building training was organised with an aim of inculcating entrepreneurial skills among the youth of underprivileged sections of society. With the state government reaching its saturation point in the employment sector, the only window of opportunity was to boost entrepreneurial activities and streamline the job roles according to the training one has received through capacity building programmes, he said. The DUDA in partnership with the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) has set up four computer centres in Tuensang, Mon, Longleng and Kiphire district headquarters, he said. Congratulating the trainees, Mr. Konyak encouraged them to go back to their areas, open small units, and start earning, with the certificate, tools and equipment along with the seed money provided by the department. He also said that the department would be closely monitoring their activities to ensure that the training programme had contributed towards improving the socio-economic condition of eastern Nagaland. Thirty male participants underwent hands-on training on repair and maintenance of power supply, inverter and UPS, while culinary skills were imparted to 24 girls.
Unlike the spin-inspired first semi-final, the second at the World Twenty20 will be influenced by two of the best hitters in cricket’s short formats.Shane Watson of Australia and Chris Gayle of West Indies are so feared and respected as batsmen that it’s the main goal of both teams to dismiss them as soon as possible on Friday.Watson has averaged more than 60 in five tournament matches and is the leading run-scorer with 242 runs, while Gayle has a better strike rate and tallied two half centuries.Australia captain George Bailey admits if Gayle gets going, Australia will be in trouble.”Absolutely, we will focus on getting him out; if he has an outstanding game it’s going to be very difficult for us to win,” Bailey said on Thursday.Bailey said not only Watson but also David Warner, Mike Hussey and Cameron White were capable hitters.”So that’s one part of the puzzle. That’s Twenty20 isn’t it? There are little games within the game that’s for sure.” West Indies counterpart Darren Sammy believes Australia is vulnerable to spin, and his side can exploit that.Australia’s batting order has largely depended on the opening partnership of Warner and Watson, leaving the middle-order largely unexposed. It faltered against Pakistan’s spin attack on Tuesday during its first, and last, hit out in the Super Eights.Hussey has been successful without attracting too much attention, accumulating runs in near quick time but without the flamboyance of the much celebrated openers.”It’s good that we watched them play against Pakistan just like we saw England against India,” Sammy said of Australia’s problem against spin. “We have a variety of guys who could bowl spin, we will definitely try to exploit that.Sunil Narine leads the battery, and despite taking only four wickets in the competition, he has an economy rate of barely six an over. Primarily an off-spinner, Narine can get the ball to spin away from right-handers.Samuel Badree was also a capable leg-spin bowler and with part-timers Gayle and Marlon Samuels, West Indies has a formidable spin attack.advertisement
zoomImage Courtesy: Pixabay Toronto-based financial holding company Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited has agreed to invest an additional USD 500 million of equity in Seaspan Corporation, increasing its total investment in Seaspan to USD 1 billion.“Our Board of Directors and management team are excited by this transformative investment, which will further bolster Seaspan’s strategy to lead consolidation in the fragmented containership sector and capitalize on the most compelling opportunities in the shipping sector and beyond it,” David Sokol, Chairman of Seaspan Corporation, commented.The company’s consolidation push resulted in Seaspan’s acquisition of Greater China Intermodal Investments, which owns a fleet of 18 containerships, comprising 10,000 TEU and 14,000 TEU eco-class vessels. “As the global containership industry continues to consolidate, we believe owner-operators like Seaspan, with financially sound balance sheets, will have excellent growth prospects. We are excited about Seaspan’s outstanding progress over the past six months, and with David Sokol’s proven capital allocation and shareholder value creation credentials, we are thrilled to expand our relationship,” Prem Watsa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fairfax.Under the terms of the transaction, upon exercise of the warrants issued to Fairfax, in January 2019 Fairfax will acquire approximately 38.46 million Class A common shares at an exercise price of USD 6.50 per share, for a total equity investment of USD 500 million.Seaspan will issue Fairfax seven year warrants to acquire 25 million Class A common shares at an exercise price of USD 8.05 per share and amend the terms of the debentures that were issued in February 2018 and those to be issued in January 2019 to allow Fairfax to call for early redemption of those debentures.This will bring Fairfax’s total investment in Seaspan to USD 1 billion, consisting of USD 500 million of Class A common shares and USD 500 million in debentures.
Cable & Wireless Wins the Americas TMT Deal of the Year Award 2014 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppDecember 5, 2014 – Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) and Columbus International today announced plans to launch a series of special “Customer Panels” in 14 markets throughout the region, beginning Monday, December 8, 2014.Designed to spark a constructive discussion about the proposed merger, these panels will present customers of both companies with a direct and organized platform to voice their concerns, share their opinions and express their service expectations. The panels will also provide the two companies with an opportunity to gain first-hand feedback to aid in the development of a new, consolidated strategy built around their customers’ appeals.CWC and Columbus will also use the panels to give customers and stakeholders a greater understanding of how the merger will impact the Pan-Caribbean region. These discussions will highlight the pro-competitive nature of this deal, as well as the far-reaching benefits it will have on the development of the region’s infrastructure and the furthering of its general information and communication technology (ICT) agenda. John Reid, president of Columbus Communications indicated that, “our goal is to meet or exceed customer expectations and place their needs at the very heart of the combined company. These panels provide an excellent opportunity for our customers to understand the vision of the new Company and the benefits that they will enjoy as a result of this merger”.While both companies have engaged in similar events in the past, these customer panels will provide CWC and Columbus with a chance to directly address this unique situation. Given their ambition to become the region’s first 21st-century telecommunications provider, the panels will allow the organizations to make informed decisions, once approvals are given and when they are ready to consolidate their efforts to make the new Company the region’s leader in customer service. Cable & Wireless Communications’ Shareholders Vote Overwhelmingly in Favour of Merger with Columbus International Related Items:cable and wireless communications, columbus international, consumer Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) achieves Cisco Advanced Cloud and Managed Services Certification Recommended for you
Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airline Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Aug 2015 – The Providenciales International Airport, and other airports in the country will not close now until tomorrow morning in the wake of Tropical Storm Erika. Erika has grown wider, is moving slower and is with stronger wind gusts but has shifted more westerly and that has caused the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority to change when they will suspend flights nationally. TCIAA CEO, John Smith this morning issued a new alert for the public, “Erika is rather unstable and difficult to predict as it enters areas of disturbance and interacts with terrain on the island of Hispaniola.” So officially the airport closes at 6am in the morning, Saturday and is scheduled to reopen later the same day. The country’s airports will be also be in operation on Sunday onward. Some international flights into the TCI have worked with guests vacationing and have exempted travellers from change fees. Former Premier says PNP left plan for Salt Cay airport, but there is no evidence of the claim Related Items:close, john smith, provo airport, saturday, Tciaa Airports Authority reveals sabotage at South Caicos Airport
Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld insists he expects to see an improved Manchester United when both sides meet on Sunday.Spurs host United in the Premier League at White Hart Lane in the reverse fixture after defeating the Red Devils 3-0 at the start of the season.United look revitalized under the tutelage of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who replaced the sacked Jose Mourinho last month, winning all five games under the Norwegian.Tottenham host United looking to maintain their title challenge, which will serve as the biggest test of the Solskjaer era, and the Spurs players know that they will be facing a very different team from the one they dismantled at Old Trafford back in September.“Of course we know they will be in a better moment than they were before,” Alderweireld, said according to the Independent.“We know they have very good players and a very good team. Quality, with some special players. So we have to be tough to beat them. But we can be confident and prepare ourselves the best we can to be ready for them.”Solskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.Speaking about Lukaku’s revitalized form under Solskjaer, Alderweireld said: ““He scores so many goals all the time that people get used to it.”“If for a period he does not score or things do not go his way, of course, he plays for a big team in the Premier League so everybody expects a lot of him. But he is coming back to form. He is an unbelievable striker. I have played with him in the national team for a couple of years and he is a great person, too.”Alderweireld also revealed Spurs are determined to achieve something “special” this season.“We are doing very well, although we can do better,” Alderweireld said.“We have a hungry group who wants to play well and beat big teams. We want to do something special and that is normal. That desire is what you can see on the pitch. You see it every season we are out there. There is still some room to improve, though.”
October 10, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: October 10, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter CEO of San Diego homeless task force taking extended leave of absence SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The chief executive officer of the San Diego Regional Task Force On The Homeless will take an extended leave of absence, the organization announced Wednesday.Gordon Walker, the nationally-recognized expert on homelessness who joined the San Diego Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFH) as CEO in June, 2017, is taking an extended leave to pursue a personal mission in Italy where he will assist with opening the Rome, Italy, Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.The RTFH Executive Committee will meet on Oct. 11 to discuss the interim appointment of Chief Operations Officer Tamera Kohler as acting CEO in Walker’s absence.“The evolution of the RTFH under the direction of Gordon Walker has allowed the organization to redevelop our data systems, connect people with workforce training, and direct state dollars towards housing our homeless population,” said Councilmember Chris Ward, Vice Chair of the RTFH.Walker’s last day at the RTFH will be October 18.