Rugby Rant: stop dissing football!

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Oh yeah, and Wendyball? Pretty sexist phrasing there, guys.This Rugby Rant first appeared in the June issue of Rugby World – but what do you think about this issue? Bore off: Rugby’s holier than thou act is getting tedious Rugby should focus on itself rather than continually criticising soccercenter_img On that note, please stop applauding rugby players who slam each other in the face with punches, then make up after. If you’re going to lambast footballers for diving, then cheer for a punch-up, your moral compass is spinning away from you.Thirdly, finances and corruption in football will make your head swim. The numbers are astronomical. But the demand is there and it’s not their fans making that happen. It’s craven tycoons and suits. Football fans pay through the nose to watch their heroes, lining the pockets of those suits. Rugby isn’t exactly a charity, is it? Some people are now getting incredibly wealthy out of the game.We’re all just fans. We should avoid panning spectators or athletes. Most are honest, hard-working people. It’s the greedy folks exploiting that in all sports you should be angry with. “We don’t want to turn into Wendyball.”It’s a phrase that makes me want to snap some rugby fans’ rose-tinted spectacles over my knee. Some punters, it’s sad to say, have a fixation with football.Every success in soccer is held up as part of a vapid money-orgy populated by soft prima donnas and thug fans. The players are paid too much, we’re told. They have no heart, it’s said. The ills of their game are creeping into ours so we’d better protect ‘rugby’s family’, we’re warned.Allow me to shoot holes in this. Firstly, get over the fact that football is the most popular sport on the British Isles. You never hear football fans talking about the rotten culture of rugby infecting their game. They’re too busy being swept up in how much they love their sport. Let’s just focus on making rugby better.Secondly, footballers may try to get an edge in games, but if you watch any pro rugby game you’ll see as much there. Simulation is dishonest and frustrating, but to say all footballers are soft is nonsense. My father was the team doctor at a professional football team for several years and he has plenty of stories about teak-tough players toiling through the pain barrier.last_img read more

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B’ Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

first_img Photographs ArchDaily Housing CopyCollaborators:Kam Bava, David Luque, Marie Morin, Deniza Radulova, Sash Reading, Jasper Stevens, Michal Switalski, Cindy Wouters, Aynav ZivConsultants:Cauberg Huygen, Ingenieursbureau Zonneveld, Valstar Simonis Raadgevende Ingenieurs BVDate Of Design:2000-2006Client:MAB BouwfondsDesign Team:Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Carsten Hilgendorf, Joris van den HoogenCity:RotterdamCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jan BitterRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaBetonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Utopia LibraryWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsText description provided by the architects. The B’ Tower, located in the center of Rotterdam, is composed of three distinct volumes of retail and residential program, and is a contiguous extension of Marcel Breuer’s 1955 ‘Bijkenkorf’ department store. Standing at a height of 70 m, its plinth encompasses retail while its subsequent volumes are composed of 54 studios and 24 apartments, respectively. The city of Rotterdam mandated in the mid-1990s that a portion of newly built structures in its center incorporate housing; intrinsically, the B’ Tower is one of the first of these buildings, seeking to impart and sustain an urban vibrancy within this rapidly restructuring district.Save this picture!© Jan BitterAdjacently sited to a pedestrian promenade, the tower’s retail and lobby are accessed by foot, while its residential program provides additional entry options for automobiles and bicyclists. Specially designated elevators enable this automobile entry, which rise four stories to an elevated park that offers direct access to the building’s core. This two-story and 64 space car park allows for views onto the city’s surroundings beyond a ribbon of transparent glazing, disclosing the first of many cinematographic experiential sequences within this hybrid tower. Save this picture!First Floor PlanForeseeing a possible future conversion of use, the tower was developed so as to allow for the transformation of its residential units, which currently function as short stay apartments, into cooperative housing. The ground floor retail space is multi-storied in height, exposing itself to the adjacent pedestrian promenade, and columns within each corner of the tower allow for completely flush glazing. The upper storied residential volumes feature generously sized balconies, each admeasuring 2.4 x 2.1 m, providing the tower’s residents with outdoor entertainment space able to accommodate a six-person dinner party table. Save this picture!© Jan BitterA collectively balanced heating and cooling system is embedded within each floor slab, together with electrical and IT solutions, regulating the flow of ventilation to and from the tower at all times. Energy for heating is circulated throughout each slab by way of the area’s central ‘district heating’ system, while cooling is collectively created within a central device before its distribution. This holistic approach to the interior climate allowed for the seamless integration of the heating, cooling, electrical, and IT components, which service the tower’s environmental needs without dictating its design. Capping both the roof of the elongated retail space and the top of the tower are areas of green vegetation. Save this picture!© Jan BitterInterior living spaces are outfitted with kitchens designed by WAA in collaboration with Alessi and Valcucine, with most remaining residential furnishings designed by WAA in collaboration with Lensvelt. All bathrooms are equipped with the WAA Il Bagno dOt bathroom series fixtures, which are produced by Alessi, Laufen, and Oras. Unique to the uppermost and cantilevered volume’s residences are façade facing bathrooms, allowing one to soak in an oversized bathtub while overlooking the skyline of Rotterdam below and beyond.Project gallerySee allShow lessWin a Copy of Tod Williams and Billie Tsien’s Newly Released “Wunderkammer”Architecture NewsBuilding Transformed Into Giant Rubik’s CubeArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Hennekijnstraat 100, 3012 EB Rotterdam, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/455282/b-tower-wiel-arets-architects Clipboard The Netherlands “COPY” B’ Tower / Wiel Arets ArchitectsSave this projectSaveB’ Tower / Wiel Arets ArchitectsSave this picture!© Jan BitterHousing, Retail•Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2013 B’ Tower / Wiel Arets Architects Year: center_img photographs:  Jan BitterPhotographs:  Jan Bitter + 37 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/455282/b-tower-wiel-arets-architects Clipboard Architects: Wiel Arets Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Area:  15000 m² Area:  15000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013 Projects Year:  CopyAbout this officeWiel Arets ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingCommercial ArchitectureRetailRotterdamRetailHousingMixed UseRotterdamThe NetherlandsPublished on December 08, 2013Cite: “B’ Tower / Wiel Arets Architects” 08 Dec 2013. 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The Family Playground / HAO Design

first_img Houses Projects CopyAbout this officeHAO DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesTaiwan (ROC)Published on October 02, 2014Cite: “The Family Playground / HAO Design” 02 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” The Family Playground / HAO DesignSave this projectSaveThe Family Playground / HAO Design 2014 Year:  Photographs:  Hey! Cheese Save this picture!© Hey! CheeseRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Arctic White – Colorfeel CollectionStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneText description provided by the architects. In this case of residency, to fulfill the hobbit of the host—cooking for his family, the concept which moves the kitchen and dining room to the center of the living area has re-defined traditional kitchen in Taiwan which is crowd, blocked, dark, and having no view. We integrate living room, dining room and kitchen into one area, and this area has become the center of affective communication for the family. For instance, one of family members can watching TV and the other member’s cooking at the meantime. Therefore, family members in different spaces, not only can feel and talk to each other, but also sharing the smell of the food, sunlight, and view.Save this picture!© Hey! CheeseIn this case, the design method of the wall highlight the penetration and function. For instance, we’ve transformed the pipes into divided screen which has interesting visual effects, differ from domestic screen which is usually made for Fung-shui and storage, the structure of pipe-made screen is used as a chair for wearing shoes or clothes hang, and also created a lived-in atmosphere which changes as time goes by. The most important thing is the screen increases interaction of the different area. On the other hand, the same design method is used on the hallway, we use the glass cabinet as exhibition and lighting to make the hallway like a gallery instead of ordinary hallway. Echoing the concept of kitchen, visual penetration naturally increase the interaction of family members.Save this picture!© Hey! CheeseIn the bed room, we’ve used the concept of wooden house turned the beam which is disadvantage of space into the key to make the room stylish and unique.Save this picture!© Hey! CheeseProject gallerySee allShow lessLondon Mayor Rules in Favour of Controversial Mount Pleasant SchemeArchitecture NewsTaitung Ruin Academy / Marco CasagrandeSelected Projects Share Taiwan (ROC) CopyHouses•Taiwan (ROC) ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/551981/the-family-playground-house-design Clipboard “COPY” Area:  122 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs ArchDaily Save this picture!© Hey! Cheese+ 33 Share Interior Designers: HAO Design Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/551981/the-family-playground-house-design Clipboard The Family Playground / HAO Designlast_img read more

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Forest House I / Natalie Dionne Architecture

first_imgCopyHouses•East Bolton, Canada Save this picture!© Raphaël Thibodeau+ 24Curated by Paula Pintos Share Forest House I / Natalie Dionne Architecture 2020 Canada Forest House I / Natalie Dionne ArchitectureSave this projectSaveForest House I / Natalie Dionne Architecture Photographs:  Raphaël ThibodeauDesign Team:Natalie Dionne, Corinne Deleers, Rosemarie Faille-Faubert, Martin LaneuvilleEngineer:LatéralCity:East BoltonCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauRecommended ProductsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Art & SignageWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. The three-acre site, located in the Eastern Townships, is roughly 100 kilometers southeast of Montreal. Greatly valued by city dwellers for its natural beauty and relative proximity to urban life, the area has now become a choice spot for those willing and able to work from home. The clients, a professional couple, had long cherished the dream of building themselves a home in the heart of nature.Save this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauDiscreetly inserted onto an outcrop of the Canadian shield, surrounded by mature hemlock and deciduous trees, the home is meant to pay tribute to the living forest. Wood dominates a restrained palette of materials, both inside and outside.  The prematurely aged plank cladding, exposed framework, and various other interior finishes showcase all the richness of the natural material.Save this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauStrategic implantation. A natural cleft in the existing topography, suboptimal orientation, and the presence of numerous rocky outcrops presented a major challenge for both clients and architects. During a careful and thorough ‘walking of the site,’ a particularly impractical rock formation near a precipice caught their eye and provided inspiration and insight as to how to place the home. Standing on top of the 3m tall rock, all parties agreed that, in order to get the most out of available light and views, the living quarters, set parallel to the ridge, had to be jacked up to this level and reach out across and over the bowl in order to make a soft landing on the rocky outcrop to the north where the best light was to be found.Save this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauAn elevated structure, on a minimalist footprint, prioritizing a low impact intervention to the existing terrain, was also understood to have the added benefit of creating a dramatic approach to the home by emphasizing, and assuring the persistence of, the magnificent vista that lay beyond the precipice. Save this picture!SectionThe architectural program. The main floor, the heart of the project (anchored at one end, atop a base where a lonely rock once stood) hovers over the rocky cleft and projects a vast, outdoor, partially covered terrace towards a moss-covered escarpment to the north. From this exterior perch, dedicated to relaxation and outdoor living with its embedded spa and leisure furniture, one passes to the fluid interior spaces of the kitchen, dining room, living room, and the couple’s bedroom suite at the southern end of this linear building. The staircase and foyer, which communicates with the home’s main entrance hall at ground level, are inserted between the living room and the bedroom. Adjacent to the entrance hall, we find, a bunkroom, capable of accommodating up to 10 guests.Save this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauSave this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauThe sitting area, glazed floor to ceiling on both sides, is bathed in natural light. To the east, a dramatic incline exposes a spectacular view of the forest canopy. Several alcoves, projecting out from the façades, grant extra space to the kitchen, dining area, and master bathroom and provide additional views and sunlight to penetrate from the south.Save this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauSave this picture!Main level floor planSave this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauThe master suite, the only private space on the main level, features full-height windows as well. One of these was placed along the main circulation axis, directly in front of an outcrop.  The effect is one of total transparency from one end of the house to the other. On the west side, the carefully designed bathroom features a perfect spot for contemplation with its bathtub inserted in a glassed-in corner alcove.Save this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauMaterials and color palette. Wood is everywhere present in this 215 sq m home, which strives towards symbiosis with the surrounding environment. The exposed roof structure is made of engineered wood produced from Northern Québec black spruce. Particular attention was paid to the design and detailing of these structural elements supporting the roof’s regular grid. The façades, clad in eastern white cedar, were pretreated with a product accelerating the greying process, so as to blend into the landscape like a chameleon sunning itself on a rock, and to keep future maintenance to a minimum. Save this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauSolid maple was used for the kitchen islands, the vanities the stairs, and the catwalk whereas  Russian plywood was used throughout for the rest of the built-in cabinetry. The bright palette chosen by the architects for the interiors contrasts sharply with the, at times, dark forest around the house. Polished concrete floors, gypsum walls, and the natural aluminum windows blend harmoniously with the wood and help brighten the abundant natural light. Save this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauBelow deck, the foundation was insulated from without in order to preserve the rough concrete within, a reminder of the rock that now shores up the edge of the precipice. The exposed concrete blends in perfectly with the outcrops of stone seen just beyond the windows. Such is the nature of shelter and place.Save this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauIn communion. Born of a client’s desire to reconnect with the natural environment, Forest House I, attempts to distill the essence of a place by folding the landscape into every nook and cranny of the home. It is the first in a series of similarly themed homes presently being developed by the team at Natalie Dionne Architecture. The Forest Home series reflect the architect’s growing desire to promote the ecological use of renewable materials.Save this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauProject gallerySee allShow lessCanoeing Training Center MOSM / RS + Robert SkitekSelected ProjectsCasa Lueri / BOS ArquitectesSelected Projects Share Photographs “COPY” Projects Architects: Natalie Dionne Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Area:  215 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeNatalie Dionne ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEast BoltonOn FacebookCanadaPublished on November 23, 2020Cite: “Forest House I / Natalie Dionne Architecture” 23 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Year:  “COPY” Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951960/forest-house-i-natalie-dionne-architecture Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951960/forest-house-i-natalie-dionne-architecture Clipboardlast_img read more

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$1 million prize for sustainable development non-profits

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Aluminium packaging company Alcan Inc has announced a new annual $1 million prize to recognise outstanding contributions from the not-for-profit sector to the goal of sustainable development.The prize will is open to not-for-profit, non-governmental or civil society organisations that contribute positively to economic, environmental and social sustainability for the benefit of future generations. The prize will be managed by the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum. Advertisement Howard Lake | 30 January 2004 | News $1 million prize for sustainable development non-profits The closing date for applications is 31 March 2004. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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£5m available for City of London community projects

first_img The City of London Corporation is inviting applications from community projects for grants from its Neighbourhood Fund, which has been boosted by a £5 million funding pot resulting from new development in the Square Mile.The cash comes from the Community Infrastructure Levy paid by developers and forms part of a wider pot of just under £50 million, the remainder of which is to be used for City infrastructure improvements.Grants of between £1,000 and £50,000 will be considered by a panel of officers with applications for grants over £50,000 to go before the City Corporation’s Resource Allocation Sub-Committee.Charity and voluntary groups, residents’ associations, businesses and other organisations can apply to the Neighbourhood Fund, with grants available to any scheme benefitting the community, including improvements to buildings or open spaces, sports or cultural projects or revenue and staff costs.Catherine McGuinness, City of London Corporation Policy Chair, said:“The Neighbourhood Fund is a great example of how new developments in the City are not only bringing economic benefits but also community benefits for people who live and work in the Square Mile.“The scope for these grants has deliberately been left quite broad as we felt it was important that our communities should decide for themselves what kind of projects they felt were important.“Applications could include things like new play equipment or gardens, improving a building used by the public, running an arts or sports project or funding for a staff member to deliver a community scheme.“I’d encourage organisations in the City to submit their application to ensure the projects that really matter to them benefit from the funding available.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. £5m available for City of London community projects Tagged with: Funding grants London  569 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Melanie May | 16 September 2020 | News  570 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisementlast_img read more

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Mentoring & Partnership for Youth Development Announces New Leadership

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Incoming MPYD executive director Greg Middleton (l) greets MPYD chairman Gene Campbell (r).Mentoring & Partnership for Youth Development (MPYD), the long running character development and academic support program for male students at John Muir High School, moves into the 2014-2015 scholastic year under new leadership. MPYD co-founder Gene Campbell was elected to the role of Chairman, Velton Paggett is Vice-President of MPYD’s board, and Greg Middleton has been hired as Executive Director.Campbell replaces MPYD co-founder Tecumseh Shackelford who relinquished the chairmanship in May. Shackelford was feted with a gala retirement celebration on the Muir campus and a special ceremony before the Pasadena school board. Shackelford remains an active member of MPYD’s board.“MPYD has been touching the lives of students since 2002 — helping them to grow as young men, graduate high school, get into college and obtain employment,” said Campbell. “Our staff is superb and I believe this will be a breakout year for MPYD.”Middleton joins MPYD after serving youth alongside Dr. Sandra Thomas at the Quality of Life Center in Altadena. Expressing excitement over his new role, Middleton stated, “I am honored to join MPYD’s mission to assist young males through the crucial rite of passage from high school to adulthood. We will build on our past successes and broaden our approach to help our boys to win at school and in life.”Mentoring and Partnership for Youth Development (MPYD) is a non-profit organization that embraces all male students at John Muir High School. MPYD provides one-on-one mentoring, academic assistance, character education, college and career preparation and an on-campus motivational speaker series known as “Lunch With the Future.” For further information on MPYD or to become a volunteer or donor please contact Greg Middleton at (626) 396-5600 ext 82510. Herbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News People Mentoring & Partnership for Youth Development Announces New Leadership From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | 11:24 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

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Police investigate Derry shooting incident

first_img HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp By News Highland – September 22, 2010 Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Police in Derry are investigating an incident in which shots were fired outside a house in the Cornshell Fields area of the city last night.No-one was injured in the incident which occurred after two armed and masked men entered the house looking for a male family member who was not at home.A PSNI spokesman said, at some stage, shots were fired at a car and trailer parked outside. PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebook Google+center_img Pinterest Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Twitter Twitter Newsx Adverts WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDonegal home heating oil prices in line with national averageNext articleDonegal shares 60 million euro social housing investment News Highland Police investigate Derry shooting incidentlast_img read more

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Severe weather outbreak winding down after dozens of tornado reports

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Thursday was the fourth straight day of severe weather throughout much of the U.S., a period during which 38 tornadoes were reported across six states — 18 in Kansas; five each in Oklahoma, Nebraska and Iowa; four in Missouri; and one in Arkansas.The severe weather is calming down from earlier in the week, and the system is sliding off to the east where it may bring harsh conditions on Friday. Strong to isolated storms are moving toward Dallas, Waco and Austin Friday morning, with strong winds and hail threats. Heavy rain is moving out of Wisconsin, although some of the storms could bring flash flooding to the Milwaukee area.As the system moves off into southern Canada, cooler air behind it will clash with the record-breaking heat in the Northeast, which poses a slight risk of severe weather in areas such as Pittsburgh, Scranton and Syracuse. Damaging hail is possible. The regions most likely to see severe weather are northern Pennsylvania and New York state.By early afternoon, the cold front begins to tap into the summer-like heat, with discrete cells moving through the western Great Lakes. Storms will move across the Appalachians during the early evening, reaching cities from Washington, D.C., up through Boston after sunset.Record highs from Thursday:New York City, 92Newark, 94Hartford, 94Atlantic City, 93Philadelphia, 91Trenton, 91Friday will be another hot day in the Northeast, with high temperatures from Virginia to New Jersey again passing 90 degrees. New York City and Hartford, however, are unlikely to top 90 again, decreasing the chance of an official heat wave.Behind the cold front, temperatures will slowly cool off, with much of the Northeast seeing conditions 20 to 30 degrees cooler on Sunday than Friday. Meanwhile, a push of warm air in the Southwest means an excessive heat watch has been issued for Phoenix, which will near triple digits — as will Las Vegas by Sunday.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Virginia dentist gunned down outside his office, suspect at-large: Police

first_imgNewport News Police Department(NEWPORT NEWS, Va.) — A manhunt is underway in Virginia for a gunman who shot and killed a dentist outside his office.Newport News dentist William Trolenberg, 65, was found shot in a parking lot nearby his practice just after 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Newport News Police Department.His body was found just outside of his car, said police, and no motive has been released.Police are searching for the gunman and have released photos of a possible person of interest.Authorities are asking the public to help identify him.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

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