True Grit: The David Pocock Story – Part 1

first_imgWednesday Feb 24, 2016 True Grit: The David Pocock Story – Part 1 To most rugby fans, David Pocock is that Wallaby who cannot be moved off the ball. Dig a little deeper though, and you’ll find that he’s a unique individual with a fascinating story. In this enlightening film, we get to travel back to his former homeland to learn more.Pocock, still just 27, is arguably one of the best rugby players on the planet right now.But fifteen years ago his family’s lives were turned upside down as they fled politically savaged Zimbabwe, searching for a more peaceful upbringing for the three brothers in Australia.In this short documentary we see David and partner Emma travel back to southern Africa, visiting his family’s farms and explaining, through the use of extensive home footage, exactly what the early days were like, and how the trauma has shaped those who experienced it.Pocock talks about always wanting to be a professional rugby player, aiming to be a Springbok from a young age, and then when moving to Brisbane took things to another level with extreme dedication, perhaps as a way of coping with the past.It is a fascinating insight into not only the life of modern rugby great, but the documentary also covers an important piece of history, an unfortunate circumstance that has shaped Pocock’s drive for effecting social and enviromental change in both Australia and Africa.Note: 27 minutes long. Part 2 will be posted next weekADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Player Features Related Articles 28 WEEKS AGO New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell… 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary… 30 WEEKS AGO The highs and lows of Yoann Huget after he… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Two Family House / Hajnoczky.Zanchetta Architekten + Angela Wa…

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Zurich, Switzerland Save this picture!© Lucas Peters+ 30Curated by Paula Pintos Share Two Family House / Hajnoczky.Zanchetta Architekten + Angela WaibelSave this projectSaveTwo Family House / Hajnoczky.Zanchetta Architekten + Angela Waibel Photographs:  Lucas Peters Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  260 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Photographs Manufacturers: Falu VapenEngineering:Caesar Macchi IngenieurCollaborators:Bauleitung Christian Gerber, ForrerGerber AGDesign Team:Hajnoczky.Zanchetta Architekten in collaboration with Angela WaibelCity:ZurichCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lucas PetersRecommended ProductsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. The two maisonette apartments are located in a tree grove at the edge of Zürich. The tree grove is part of a forest arm that permeates through the city. From dense foliage in summer, the location metamorphoses in winter into a snowy scenery with a beautiful creek that flows to the lake of Zürich.Save this picture!© Lucas PetersThe forest, constraining the layout of the house to a triangular shape, diagonally divides the parcel. To give the house a spacious living space, we used the slope of the parcel to vertically separate the two apartments. Furthermore, the structure features overhangs to enlarge the surface of the upper floors.Save this picture!© Lucas PetersSave this picture!Sections 1Save this picture!© Lucas PetersThe lower maisonette occupies the ground floor and the first floor. It is the larger of the two apartments. Due to the slope of the parcel, both the ground floor and first floor have direct access to the surrounding gardens. The upper dwelling takes up the second floor and the attic. The attic consists of a single central room connected to three terraces placed in every corner of the triangular house. Save this picture!© Lucas PetersSave this picture!Underground PlanSave this picture!© Lucas PetersThe supporting structure is in concrete apart from the attic, which is in timber construction. To enhance the distinctiveness of the building, we have chosen a black timber facade to elegantly contrast with the surrounding natureSave this picture!© Lucas PetersProject gallerySee allShow lessStudio Malmö / SHLSelected ProjectsHouse 49 / Atelier WatersideSelected Projects Sharecenter_img Architects: Angela Waibel, Hajnoczky.Zanchetta Architekten Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Projects Switzerland “COPY” Two Family House / Hajnoczky.Zanchetta Architekten + Angela Waibel CopyAbout this officeHajnoczky.Zanchetta ArchitektenOfficeFollowAngela WaibelOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZurichSwitzerlandPublished on March 21, 2019Cite: “Two Family House / Hajnoczky.Zanchetta Architekten + Angela Waibel” 21 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore products »Save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 Year:  2016last_img read more

Mc Conalogue urges students to ensure colleges don’t exert fee pressure

first_imgNewsx Adverts Twitter Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Mc Conalogue urges students to ensure colleges don’t exert fee pressure Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp As new and returning third level students make preparations this week for registering for their third level courses, a Donegal North East TD is highlighting an instruction from the Higher Education Authority that colleges facilitate students awaiting confirmation of grant payments.Deputy Charlie McConalogue, Fianna Fail spokesperson on children, says with fees increased from €1,500 to €2,000 this year, the grants will be needed to allow students pay them.He says a repeat of last year’s problems where some colleges prevented students from registering must not be allowed to happen again……….[podcast][/podcast]center_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Previous articleA lighter take on the storms – Met Eireann u-turns on predictionsNext articleStorm update: Winds begin to ease but many are still left without power News Highland Pinterest By News Highland – September 12, 2011 Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+last_img read more

Madras HC Plea Dismisses Plea Of Karti Chidambaram And Wife To Quash Criminal Complaints Under Income Tax Act [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesMadras HC Plea Dismisses Plea Of Karti Chidambaram And Wife To Quash Criminal Complaints Under Income Tax Act [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK12 May 2020 7:12 AMShare This – xThe Madras High Court has dismissed the petitions filed by Congress MP Karti Chidambaram and his wife Srinidhi to quash two criminal complaints under the Income Tax Act and the trial proceedings in respect of them in the Special Courts for MPs/MLAs. Justice M. Sundar observed that the issues raised in the criminal complaints are matters for trial and no ground has been made out for quashing…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 Madras High Court has dismissed the petitions filed by Congress MP Karti Chidambaram and his wife Srinidhi to quash two criminal complaints under the Income Tax Act and the trial proceedings in respect of them in the Special Courts for MPs/MLAs. Justice M. Sundar observed that the issues raised in the criminal complaints are matters for trial and no ground has been made out for quashing the same. The judgment elaborately dealt with the plea challenging transfer of two criminal cases from EO court to Sessions Court. The Court dealt with the contention that transferee court does not have original jurisdiction, that only one of the petitioners has become M.P, that he was also neither a sitting nor former M.P/M.L.A on the date of complaint and that petitioners have been deprived of one tier of remedy by transfer from EO Court to Sessions Court. In this regard, the judge observed: With regard to standing trial in a Magistrate Court and standing trial in a Sessions Court, the lone difference projected before this Court pertains to further revision under section 397 Cr.P.C post appeal against conviction, if that be so. As the law is clear that revision is not a right unlike an appeal, this lone difference being canvassed as a ground by petitioners gets obliterated. The result is, in the cases on hand, as far as petitioners are concerned, there is no difference in standing trial in a Magistrate Court and standing trial in Sessions Court. The court also said that no prejudice has been demonstrated by Karti and his wife owing to being asked to stand trial in a Sessions Court.The Court observed that the Government should have designated more Metropolitan Magistrate Courts in Chennai, if the already designated II Metropolitan Magistrate Court is overburdened. The Court, thus, suggested the Government to designate one or more Metropolitan Magistrate/s in Chennai for trying criminal cases related to elected M.Ps/M.L.As, in accordance with the directives of Supreme Court in Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay case.Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

Assessing trace element contamination in Fildes Peninsula (King George Island) and Ardley Island, Antarctic

first_imgKing George Island, situated in the South Shetland Islands archipelago, is one of the most visited sites in Antarctica. This has contributed to a high density of scientific stations and shelters in the region, especially in Fildes Peninsula. In order to evaluate the natural and anthropogenic sources of trace elements (As, Cd, Cu, Zn, Pb and Hg) soil and moss samples were collected from different sites in January 2013. In general, the results revealed homogeneous concentrations (μg g−1) for each element in the majority of collected samples (As: 3.8 ± 1.4; Cd: 0.4 ± 0.9; Cu: 34 ± 4; Zn: 115 ± 13; Pb: 20 ± 5; Hg; 0.011 ± 0.009). However, some samples in specific areas of Fildes Bay showed the existence of local anthropogenic activities that have contributed to the enrichment of contaminants in soils and moss samples that correlated to one another (e.g. Pb: 1101 μg g−1). Human presence is linked to examples of contamination and environmental perturbation, making essential the implementation of this type of study in order to understand and protect unique places in Antarctica.last_img read more

iFest draws political protesters

first_img They said, in future “We would be keen to celebrate all of the cultures that exist throughout the region with a joint Israeli and Arab literary festival.” Ian Sternberg, a member of the Zionist Federation’s committee and the Western Wall stallholder, emphasised this message, saying, that iFest was “not connected to conflict” but rather was to “highlight the experiences of Israelis.” He condemned the actions of the protesters saying that they had no interest in engaging, but “have just been here with an agenda.” Omar Shweiki, secretary of the Oxford University Arab Cultural Society, refuted this. He said, “60 years of Israeli apartheid should certainly not be celebrated, but boycotted and condemned.” The apolitical stance of the organisers, was, he claimed, “a luxury that the Palestinians can’t afford.” The event’s slogan, “beyond the politics” is, according to Shweiki, “a joke in bad taste.” He dubbed iFest a “PR festival attempting to paint Israel as a peace-loving, liberal state”. Kate Halls, a Wadham student who spent some of her gap year in Palestine, agreed. She said that Israel’s adoption of cultural features like falafel, shisha and humus are, “part of a constant campaign to erase the Palestinian nation from the world’s consciousness” by taking over aspects of Palestinian culture. She added that the Palestinian cause is one, “anyone with a conscience should be involved in.” Nikki Marriott, a member of NOW taking part in the ‘Women in Black’ protest, interrupted her silent vigil to explain why she had taken part in the demonstration. About the foundation of the Israeli state, she said, “for one country it was an inception, for the other it was a disaster.” She thought that Women in Black was valuable in correcting a media slant “towards the Israeli side of the debate.” Palestinian protesters disrupted an event organised by the Oxford Israeli Culture Society in Broad Street on Monday. The event, dubbed ‘camels in Oxford’ was part of iFest, a two-week long culture festival, celebrating the foundation of Israel 60 years ago. Despite the pleas of organisers that Israeli culture can be separate from politics, a group of protesters chanting, “free, free Palestine, occupation is a crime” picketed the entrance to the festival. The group remained at one entrance to the street all afternoon, holding placards and chalking slogans onto the pavement. At the other end of the festival, a line of black-clad women from the Network of Oxford Women for Justice and Peace (NOW), held a silent vigil around midday, to “honour the dead.” The event featured musical performances, shisha pipes and belly dancers. Stalls included Israeli wine tasting, fair trade olive oil and a copy of Jerusalem’s Western Wall for passers-by to write their wishes on. Organisers were keen to emphasise the non-political nature of the event and claimed that the protest was misguided. Jacob Turner, a Worcester first year and member of the organising committee, said the purpose was to present the “dynamic, interesting, diverse country… [that people] don’t tend to hear about.” He added that the polarised debate “tends to make people turn off,” and said he thought the protest didn’t help in a search for peace. However, Sara Ababneh, a protester and member of the Oxford Palestinian Society, disagreed. She argued that iFest was political, as it was “celebrating something that’s illegitimate.” Ababneh said that dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians was futile as this was not simply a case of “people who don’t get along” but rather, “There is an occupier and an occupied.” She opposed the festival as something that was aiming at “normalising the occupation.” However, organisers of Monday’s event said that the event aimed to avoid such arguments. A statement from the Oxford Israeli Cultural Society rejected the “typical dogmatic and rancorous type of argument which provides so little by way of reconciliation.” last_img read more

Getting to know Facebook’s cryptocurrency, Libra

first_imgFacebook recently released the details of the 2020 launch of its Libra cryptocurrency. The news sent ripples across all industries, but no sector felt the shockwaves more than financial services.For years, we have been discussing the ever-increasing threats fintech poses to traditional financial services. However, this announcement marks the most universally significant threat to date. While Libra may not mark the end of the financial industry as we know it, it stands as a solemn reminder that the world is changing; with it, peoples’ expectations of banking are changing.I hope this momentous announcement generates the urgency credit unions require to drive forward their own digital transformation and innovation. This article will strive to describe what you need to know and do about Libra.Libra BasicsLibra is a cryptocurrency that enables users to buy things and send money with almost zero fees. Users will be able to buy merchandise online and in stores and cash out at exchange points, such as a grocery store. Libra also will integrate with WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger for simple peer-to-peer payments. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Binghamton gets federal funds to help homeless affected by COVID-19

first_img“It is absolutely critical,” the mayor said. “It is literally the dollars that will determine whether you have a roof over your head or you’re out on the streets.” The money is an Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) from the federal government, with city mayor Rich David saying funds will go to non-profits who provide services and help to the homeless, and will also go directly to people who may need help paying rent, utilities and mortgages. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – The city of Binghamton has received $500,000 to help the homeless in the area who have been affected by COVID-19. There are income-eligible requirements in order to get a portion of the funding.  “It’s great to get the money, but we also want the permission or the authorization from the federal government to actually put in the hands of the people who need it the most,” David said. “We want to get this money out of the door as quickly as possible.” David added he expects to have the clearance to give out the ESG within the coming weeks. However, David stressed the main challenge with these funds is that the city is still awaiting authorization from the federal government to distribute it. David said he has been in contact with senators and congressional representatives on the status of the fund authorization. The city received $577,000 in ESG back in March, and with this second round, the city will have over $1 million dedicated to helping with home and homeless services for citizens affected by the virus.last_img read more

Seymour Topping, Former Times Journalist With an Enviable View of History, Dies at 98

first_imgNationalist forces in the field had surrendered. Nanking would soon be taken. The war was over.Mr. Topping, in his memoir, recalled the parting: “As I mounted my horse, Wu came up beside me, put his hand on the saddle, and said gently, speaking in English to me for the first time, ‘I hope to see you again. Peaceful journey. Goodbye.’” In the morning, after the guns fell silent, a “deputy commissar” calling himself Wu came to the hut and returned Mr. Topping’s confiscated typewriter and camera. A military escort and horses were waiting to take him back, Wu told him.“You know, I came here to tell your side of the story,” Mr. Topping said.“You cannot help us,” Wu said softly.- Advertisement – He was born Seymour Topolsky in Manhattan on Dec. 11, 1921, to Russian immigrants, Joseph and Anna Seidman Topolsky. His mother had seen her mother slain in a Cossack pogrom in a Jewish village in Ukraine. His father, who left behind relatives who were killed in the Holocaust, Anglicized the surname.As a teenager, Seymour read Edgar Snow’s epic “Red Star Over China,” and dreamed of being a foreign correspondent. After graduating from Evander Childs High School in the Bronx in 1939, he attended the University of Missouri, whose journalism school was the nation’s oldest and had good contacts in China. – Advertisement – He earned a degree in 1943, and as a member of the Reserve Officers Training Corps was called into the wartime Army and became an infantry officer in the Philippines, where he was discharged in 1946. Through contacts in Manila, he was hired by the International News Service and, while lacking experience, eagerly accepted an assignment to northern China, covering a decades-old civil war that had resumed with full fury after World War II.By 1949, after covering Chiang’s defeat in Manchuria and joining The A.P., Mr. Topping was in Nanking as Communist forces advanced on the Nationalist capital. He went to the front, crossed a no man’s land and was taken prisoner by Communist guerrillas. He thus became the only Western reporter with Mao’s forces as the decisive battle loomed.The captive was marched for miles to a field headquarters on a battleground cratered by shell fire and strewn with bodies and the wreckage of American-made Nationalist vehicles. At gunpoint, he was put into a hut, where he lay all night listening to the artillery.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Arsenal and Manchester United in race to sign Real Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente

first_imgMarcos Llorente is wanted by Arsenal and Manchester United (Getty Images)Arsenal and Manchester United have launched offers to sign Marcos Llorente from Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain.The 24-year-old has barely featured for Madrid this season, starting just five games in La Liga and another two in the Champions League.Llorente is keen to leave Madrid this summer and is keen on a move to the Premier League.According to AS, the midfielder has already received proposals from both Arsenal and United, while Roma have also expressed an interest.ADVERTISEMENTZinedine Zidane, who faces a major rebuild at Madrid this summer, will allow Llorente to leave the club. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 9 May 2019 8:02 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link21Shares Llorente has made only 13 appearances for Madrid this season (Getty Images)The Spaniard, who joined Madrid’s academy at the age of 13, will have two years remaining on his current contract at the end of the season.AdvertisementAdvertisementSpeaking about Llorente’s future last month, Zidane suggested that the midfielder was not in his plans for next season.‘I’ve known Marcos for a long time, he is a player that is constantly improving,’ said the Madrid boss.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘The only thing for him is that he needs to play more because that will help him.‘I remember when he was at Alaves [on loan], he played regularly and he had a phenomenal season there.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Arsenal and Manchester United in race to sign Real Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente Advertisement Comment Advertisementlast_img read more