Casa 5 / Arquitectura en Estudio

first_imgManufacturers: Productos ArquitectonicosDesign Team:Carlos Núñez, Camila arroyo, Andrea VillaCollaborator:Mauricio PatiñoContractor:CMC IngenierosStructural Design:Alvaro CamachoHydrosanitary Design:Rodolfo GiacomettoElectrical Design:Luis MontañezBioclimatic Design:ArquiambientalLandspace:Ramiro OlarteCity:La CaleraCountry:ColombiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kevin PerdomoRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40MetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. Standing at 2750 metres above sea level, in the outskirts of La Calera, Cundinamarca, Casa 5 enjoys the unbeatable long views of the surrounding mountains and valley, and the presence of the greenery and the lake that touch its garden.Save this picture!© Kevin PerdomoThe weather here is somewhat cold all year round, so the house was designed to respond to its environment by harnessing the solar radiation during the day through its large windows, warming up the different areas, while at the same time isolating itself from the floor and exterior through double walls that allow to keep the heat inside during the night.Save this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!First Floor PlanThe house appears closed towards the street access, placing car park and service areas here in order to ensure privacy. Once the main entrance door is crossed, the visitor meets a wide and transparent central patio that organizes internal circulation, fills up the spaces with natural sunlight and becomes the heart of the activity within the house. Its wide and frameless windows allow the presence of the greenery to be felt everywhere.Save this picture!© Kevin PerdomoThe more public areas are placed in the south wing of the house, closer to the entrance. They end up in the dining room and double height living room, which enjoy the closer views to the lake and garden. The bedrooms and more private areas are placed in the north wing, the master bedroom facing towards the water. On the second floor there are the two working areas for the owners, one on each wing, which enjoy the long views independently.Save this picture!© Kevin PerdomoThe presence of the patio and the large windows, along with lightwells in the service and more private areas, allows the sun, the light and the greenery to be felt throughout the house. The continuous transparencies through the patio, the garden and the lake generate a peaceful and natural environment.Save this picture!© Kevin PerdomoProject gallerySee allShow lessMinimalist, Enviable Snap-Together Dog Houses from Bad MarlonArchitecture NewsCall for Submissions: Design Our Ryde – International Design CompetitionBuilt Projects & Masterplans Share CopyAbout this officeArquitectura en EstudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLa CaleraColombiaPublished on January 28, 2016Cite: “Casa 5 / Arquitectura en Estudio” 28 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More 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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Casa 5 / Arquitectura en Estudio Save this picture!© Kevin Perdomo+ 15 Share Houses Architects: Arquitectura en Estudio Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyHouses•La Calera, Colombia “COPY” Casa 5 / Arquitectura en EstudioSave this projectSaveCasa 5 / Arquitectura en Estudio Area:  560 m² Photographs Photographs:  Kevin Perdomo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Colombia Projectslast_img read more

Reception, scholarship honor Swisher

first_img Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Reception, scholarship honor Swisher Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Bobbie Swisher, seated in center, poses with members of the First United Methodist Church choir during a reception in her honor Sunday.“Be bold and ambitious but always reside in the truth.”That was Bobbie Swisher’s mantra to the young people she taught at Charles Henderson High School and there is no doubt her influence lives on in professionals around the world, said Buddy Starling, First Methodist Church of Troy.“Today, as a church servant, citizen and friend, Bobbie Swisher’s influence is still profound,” Starling said. “Her example of Christian living is nourishment for all of us.“Through her deeds, we find foundations of hope. Through her courage, motivation to move mountains and, through her wisdom, an enduring legacy of lifelong learning.”Starling said Swisher exemplifies a virtuous life and completely exhibits unselfish love in her relationship with others.Because of that, Swisher was honored with a Celebration of Life reception at First Methodist Church in Troy Sunday afternoon.Swisher has been a longtime and dedicated member of First Methodist Church. The First Methodist church family wanted to recognize Swisher for her dedication to the church and her community, said Elaine Blair, church member.“I don’t know of any couple that was more dedicated to their church and community than Bobbie and Rhae,” Blair said. “After Rhae’s death, Bobbie has continued to be a leader in our church and our community.“She is a pillar of First Methodist. She has taught Sunday school. She has been on the board of trustees and she sings in the choir. Anything that is asked of her, she does.”Blair said Swisher’s participation in and support of the community is also celebrated.“Bobbie has served her community through the arts council, the garden club, the music study club and the women’s club. She is certainly someone that others look up to and emulate. We wanted to take this opportunity to recognize her. Bobbie balks at the spotlight but no one deserves it more.”John Jinright said that, speaking as a former student, Swisher had a remarkable impact on so many.“As a teacher, she gave all of her spare time to help us succeed,” Jinright said. “I don’t know how she had a moment to herself. She cared for us, nurtured us, and helped us learn to smile when life handed us a defeat or two along the way. Bobbie Swisher bring joy to everything she does.”In recognition of all that Swisher does and all that she is, First Methodist Church of Troy announced the creation of The Barbara Swisher Scholarship “to recognize the contributions of a virtuous woman and to support the efforts of young people who are leading lives that will ultimately change the world in meaningful ways, just as Barbara and Rhae Swisher have.”Scholarship amounts will be determined annually on funds available. Contributions may be mailed to: The Barbara Swisher Scholarship Fund, c/o First United Methodist Church, 213 North Three Notch Street, Troy, AL 36081.center_img Published 8:32 pm Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Mardi Gras gala hits all the right notes Leo and Lisa Visser of KW Plastics know Mardi Gras. Visser, a native of New Orleans, said Saturday’s Mardi Gras… read more 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 Print Article Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more

Women’s hockey: Badgers will have to adjust without veteran Channell

first_imgAfter a difficult contest against the University of North Dakota, the future of the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team is uncertain.After a hard-fought battle both days against the Fighting Hawks, the Badgers are now one defensemen down. Mellissa Channell has been injured for the past week, missing Wisconsin’s series against Minnesota State University, Mankato due to an undisclosed illness.Ben Pierce/The Badger HeraldChannell met a Hawks player against the boards, falling down in what seemed to be excruciating pain on the left side of her head. After attempting to skate back to UW’s bench, Channell needed the assistance of her teammates to make it to the Wisconsin tunnel.When she returned shortly after, it seemed as if Channell was fine, and she played the remainder of the first period. But her playing style was not the same, and she seemed to be straining her neck quite frequently, which is most likely why she did not return after first-period intermission.Channell’s injury presents a major problem for Wisconsin, since she is one half of their famous defensive duo. With Wisconsin head coach Mark Johnson saying he has no estimated time of return for the defender, this is a look at the potential changes to the Badger lineup.Women’s hockey: Badgers close out WCHA play with Minnesota StateAfter a tough weekend battle against the University of North Dakota, the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team finishes their Read…The Defense:First Line: Jenny Ryan and Mikaela GardnerWisconsin’s dynamic duo will no longer be intact, so finding Ryan a partner who she has a semblance of chemistry with is going to be a challenge for Johnson. Not wanting to risk changing too many things around, it seems like he will keep pairing Ryan with Gardner.Gardner is a talented defender who managed to make quite an impact last year with her partner Kim Drake. Gardner also has a strong relationship with Ryan, who was her mentor during her freshman year.Last weekend the duo seemed to handle themselves well, with Gardner tallying a total of four points and managing to net a power-play goal for the Badgers. If Ryan is forced to part with her longtime defensive partner Channell, Gardner has shown she is more than qualified to step in.Ben Pierce/The Badger HeraldSecond Line: Maddie Rolfes and MeKenzie SteffensWith Rolfes main partner filling in for Channell, many would have assumed Maddie Rowe would have filled in for Gardner, and Steffens would continue to work with her usual partner Lauren Williams. But it seemed Johnson saw a chemistry between Rolfes and Steffens that was worth moving more players around.With Steffens being one of the starting defenders for Wisconsin this year, she has plenty of experience under her belt and is more than capable of playing with the likes of Rolfes. Rolfes, who missed a large part of last year due to an injury, doesn’t have a steady partner, so this should be an easy adjustment for both women.Steffens and Rolfes had an undeniable chemistry against Mankato, with Steffens scoring Friday’s game-winning goal, thanks to the help of her defense partner. These two might just be a fearsome duo in the making.Third Line: Lauren Williams and Maddie RoweEven though she had a scary collision with a North Dakota player on the ice, Williams returned to the Badgers lineup for their series against Mankato. Williams’ return is a blessing for Wisconsin, since they only had Rowe left on their roster.With Williams’ experience and Rowe’s new perspective on the game, these two are going to be one of the biggest variables for the Wisconsin defense. In her first game with Williams, Rowe managed to be the second defensemen to score Friday afternoon, so clearly she has the talent to work alongside her new partner.The Offense:First Line: Annie Pankowski, Emily Clark and Sarah NurseWhile Johnson originally did not start with this line Saturday, eventually Pankowski-Clark-Nurse became an established first line for Johnson. While some coaches might consider putting all three top scorers on the same line, one cannot deny the chemistry between the three women.Clark and Pankowski have been linemates for a solid two years, and Nurse and Clark have competed together multiple times for various international events. These three know each other well, and their chemistry is evident. If Johnson does choose to stick with this line, it will be a challenge for any goalie to prevent these three from scoring at least once per game.Ben Pierce/The Badger HeraldSecond Line: Sydney McKibbon, Sam Cogan and Presley NorbyMuch like the first line, originally Cogan was not expected to leave her usual line with Pankowski and Clark. Johnson moved Cogan on Saturday, and it was clear this was not a random decision.The chemistry between McKibbon, Cogan and Norby was evident from the moment they skated on the ice. Not only did they have some of the smoothest passing of all three Wisconsin lines, but the McKibbon-Cogan-Norby line was present for three of the six UW goals that afternoon.While Johnson was hesitant to admit this change might be permanent, this line could be just as successful as he Pankowski-Clark-Nurse line, and would make the Badgers an extremely dangerous force.Third Line: Sophia Shaver, Baylee Wellhausen/Mikayla Johnson and Alexis Mauermann/Abby RoqueWellhausen and Shaver have been teammates from the beginning of the season, so their dynamic has already been established. But Johnson still has several players left on the bench with only one spot to fill it with.Women’s hockey: Top-ranked Badgers tested but emerge victorious against North DakotaSaturday night was a prime example of a heated rivalry between the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team and the Read…Usually Roque fills out this line, and has proven to be quite effective with Shaver and Wellhausen. But with as successful of a weekend as Mauermann had — tallying a point in each game she played — this freshman has also earned her right to become a starter. Odds are the two will just continue to alternate playing time for the remainder of the season.With so much uncertainty in the air, the Badgers are in for a rough few weeks of challenging play. With WCHA playoffs looming in the corner, hopefully Channell heals quickly. Until then, it seems like Johnson’s new lines are more than capable of holding down the fort.last_img read more

Syracuse working on fixing little things to build winning culture

first_img Published on September 22, 2019 at 11:04 pm Contact Arabdho: [email protected] | @aromajumder Georgia Allen hates a messy locker. If it’s untidy, she said, then her mind’s cluttered as well, and that seeps into how she plays on the field.As one of the senior leaders on the team, she tells her teammates to take pride in their locker space. How that area looks shows others how much you care, and that builds trust.“If you can look at each other in the eye and go, you know what, that person really cares, then you can have trust,” Allen said, “And trust is everything in this sport.”Being more individually accountable, starting with the player’s lockers, has been a purposeful and concentrated shift in the mentality of Syracuse (2-4-2, 0-0-1 Atlantic Coast) as it tries to move on from six-straight seasons finishing at or below .500. With a new head coach, Nicky Adams, the Orange are trying to fix the “little things” off the field, Allen said. That can add up to affect the team’s play on the field.In past years, players have shown up late to practices and other team meetings, Allen said. On certain days, the wrong number of pinnies or balls were taken to practice. What seemed insignificant at the time, Allen said, became a part of the team’s identity. In Allen’s three years at Syracuse, the Orange have a 12-27-5 record.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAdams has already increased the intensity of practices to foster more competition within the team. She’s also wanted to rid the team of “selfish” mentalities, Adams said. Instead of staying up late or going out on a night before a game, Adams wants her players to think about the consequences of those actions on the rest of the team and make a better decision thereafter.“If we let little things go, they’re going to go on the field,” Adams said. “People are going to forget to man-mark a certain player on a corner kick or we don’t pick up somebody or whatever it is.”Eva Suppa | Digital Design EditorAdams’ “ultimate professional” on the team, Allen, played on the U-21 England national team earlier this season and has been around senior England players before.Senior members on her national team have told her she doesn’t belong on the team because of her mistakes, Allen said, but instead of folding from the criticism, she’s worked to improve her skills. She knew her teammates just wanted to make her better.At SU, Allen said she pulls players aside in the locker room, puts an arm around their shoulder, and lets them know what’s worked for her in the past and what hasn’t. Then she lets them decide for themselves.There’s a “laundry list” of other things that Adams wants to change about the program. Coming in, she felt SU’s practices were far too lackadaisical. So first and foremost, she wants to cultivate a more competitive atmosphere in practice where players are trying to push each other in every drill, Adams said.“If you’re going to win in the ACC, you gotta be able to compete with each other at home,” Adams said. “And so that’s the first thing that I’ve been focusing on changing, and they’ve done a great job.”Fitness is another necessity Adams is trying to build. She’s giving the players less down-time between and during drills, so they constantly have to think on their feet, she said. It’s building not only physical, but also mental stamina, which has been evident in games so far as SU is no longer just sitting back and putting players behind the ball. The Orange have pressed in most matches they’ve played this year. Not for the whole game, but typically for about 10-15 minute stretches spaced out within the game.Syracuse has not won a game since August and scored just one goal in September. It’s time to show how the small things have added up.“We have the capability to beat teams in the ACC and there’s no doubt in that,” Allen said. “We just need to apply ourselves, and we need to focus in on the details.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Two Who Left Shrewsbury A Better Place

first_imgBy John Burton SHREWSBURY –  With the planting of a tree and placing of a bench plaque, the borough honored two citizens whose efforts contributed to the borough’s quality of life over the course of their lifetimes.On Friday morning, Mayor Donald Burden joinedMonmouth County Freeholder John Curley, community and family members, as well as members of the borough police department as they offered their tributes to Hermann A. Allen and John J. McGuire Jr. These two longtime borough residents, now both deceased, gave of themselves for many years to the town they called home.The mayor looked around at the group and reflected on the small-town sentiment in the two-mile square community, “It really gives me a sense of what Shrewsbury is all about,” he said.“This is a community that is so tightly knit,” observed Curley, who grew up here. He compared it to the fictional Mayberry of “The Andy Griffith Show.”“It really is neighbor helping neighbor,” Curley said.Burden unveiled a bench located in front of borough hall at 419 Sycamore Ave. with a plaque recognizing McGuire’s contributions.Janet McGuire, widow of former Shrewsbury Borough Police Chief John J. McGuire Jr., attends a ceremony last week honoring her late husband.McGuire, who died in August at age 72, had lived in the borough since he was 12. He had been a member of the borough police for 27 years, retiring as chief in 1993. Afterwards McGuire worked as a Monmouth County undersheriff and served on the Borough Council for a number of years.“He was always a good mentor,” said Burden, referencing the days when he had first been elected to the borough council. And Curley recalled his time as an 18-year-old police dispatcher and how McGuire offered guidance to him.“He was an amazing individual and certainly gave a lot to this community,” said Police Chief Louis Ferraro, who also worked with McGuire.A short distance away, borough employees planted a red oak tree in memory of Allen, made possible through donations by the borough Environmental Commission and borough employees. Allen, who died in October 2010 at 91, was a lifetime honorary member of the borough Historical Society and member of the environmental commission. Burden and Shade Tree Chairman Bill Gerth told how Allen became a fixture at council and Planning Board meetings, offering his input on the government’s actions. He worked tirelessly in many ways, volunteering for numerous projects, Burden added.“When Mr. Allen stepped forward we all listened,” the mayor noted. Burden added, “For me personally, he was my buddy,” as the two regularly worked on those projects together.“In many ways Hermann was a de facto member of the borough council,” given the extent of his involvement, Gerth said.The red oak, which is also New Jersey’s state tree, will grow upward of 75 to 100 feet and will be a lasting tribute to Allen, Gerth added.last_img read more

Leafs busy assembling squad, open exhibition season with 3-3 tie in Grand Forks

first_img Leafs sign Goalie Josh Williams (97) from the Fort Mac Oil Barons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League where he played last season as well as (99) Goalie Quinn Yeagher from the Calgary Buffaloes AJHL. Leafs acquire Defenseman 98 born defenseman Jordan Popoff from North Okanagan Knights for a PDF Leafs reacquire Forward/ Defenseman Brent Headon (98) from Fernie for Colum McGauly. (Headon was the player to be named later in the Alex Meeker deal with 100 Miles House Wranglers. His rights were then moved to Fernie Ghostriders) Nelson travels to Castlegar to face the Rebels Tuesday before meeting the defending KIJHL champs from Beaver Valley in Fruitvale Thursday.The Leafs conclude the exhibition campaign with homes games Friday, Saturday and Sunday against Beaver Valley, Castlegar and Grand Forks, respectively, at the NDCC Arena.Friday and Saturday games begin at 7 p.m. with Sunday’s puck drop set for 2 p.m.Nelson opens the regular season Friday, September 8 against the Nitehawks.Nelson General Manager Lance Morey has been busy of late assembling the 2017-18 edition of the Leafs.In the past few weeks, Morey has made several moves to bolster the lineup for the Green and White. Leafs acquire Nelson Minor Hockey grad and forward Justin Podrenko (98) from Castlegar for a PDF Leafs move Forward Cooper Schroder (98) to Spokane Braves for a PDF Leafs sign (99) born Forward David Sanchez from the Grand Prairie Midget AAA StormMorey said Nelson still has flyers out on a few players currently in Junior A camps. Leafs acquire 6’ 6” Jake Hryhoriw (97 born) Defenseman from the Hearst Lumberjacks Northern Ontario Junior A Hockey League for a PDF Leafs sign (99) Defenseman Michael Bladon from the Calgary Midget AAA Northstars Sawyer Hunt scored twice as the Nelson Leafs opened the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition season with a 3-3 tie against Grand Forks Border Bruins Sunday afternoon in the Boundary City.Jack Karran also scored for the Leafs with Josh Williams and Quinn Yeagher splitting the netminding duties.The game was the first of a six-game preseason schedule for the Green and White.last_img read more

Controversial container fee slashed from $25,000 to $5000 – M&CC

first_imgThe controversial ,000 container fee was slashed to 00 as an interim measure following discussions last Friday between Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) and the Private Sector Commission (PSC).Town Clerk Royston King said in a statement that discussions and deliberations on the issue concluded with those in attendance proposing that the Council reduce the container fee to 00 as an interim measure.“It will be collected at the source, at the various Ports and Wharves, effective 1st of August, 2016,” King said.He said that the meeting, held in an atmosphere of understanding and cooperation, also examined other issues.The blocked entrance of John Fernandes Wharf after fee standoffOn July 19, the M&CC blocked several streets in Georgetown and its environs, demanding that a $25,000 fee be paid for each container to traverse the city streets.The management staff of John Fernandes Terminal had told Guyana Times that they were approached by Deputy Town Clerk Sherry Jerrick on behalf of the M&CC and were informed that all laden container trucks must pay a fee of $25,000 to traverse the city streets or be blocked at the wharves.M&CC officials were also present outside the Muneshwer’s Wharf, where they also prevented container trucks from entering or leaving the location unless the $25,000 fee was paid.While there, Deputy Town Clerk Jerrick told the media that the City Council was merely invoking Numbers 273 and 274 of its by-laws with respect to the use of its roads by vehicles of a “certain weight”.However, the Council was forced to abandon the demand after Shipping Association of Guyana (SAG) moved to the High Court challenging the M&CC’s decision to impose the new fee.The SAG in its court documents filed, emphasised that the Municipal and Municipal District Councils Act, Ch 28:01 and by-laws does not provide for the imposition of such a tax.According to the Notice of Motion, the SAG through Attorneys Sase Gunraj and Christopher Ram, sought to have an Order or Rule Nisi of Certiorari directed to Royston King, Town Clerk of the City of Georgetown, quashing the decision made on July 19, 2016 to block and/or impede access of vehicles transporting shipping containers on streets within the City of Georgetown unless a fee of $25,000 per container is paid.This application was made on the grounds that the decision is contrary to and in violation of Municipal and Municipal District Councils Act, Ch 28:01 and by-laws made there under, is biased, without jurisdiction, made in bad faith, is unreasonable, arbitrary, capricious, mala fide, malicious, vindictive, unlawful, ultra vires, null, void and of no legal effect.The SAG is seeking for Town Clerk Royston King to show some cause as to why the said Order or Rule Nisi of Certiorari should not be made absolute. The PSC in an earlier statement had said that it was increasingly concerned at the approach of the M&CC to make such decisions to raise revenue, which negatively impacts the business community and the citizens of Georgetown, without any public consultation and without due process within the law.It went on to say too that it is cognisant of the city requiring sufficient revenue to be run efficiently; however, the Council should take an inclusive approach by engaging stakeholders in the decision-making process, which will serve the interest of all parties.Nevertheless, the PSC Commission said it was looking forward to further discussions on the matter with the hope it results in a sensible and professional resolution reflecting the mutual interests of the business community, the citizens and the municipality.It appears that the most recent meetings and discussions between the PSC and M&CC were reflective of such.last_img read more

Injury-plagued Del Potro confirms for French Open

first_imgBREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast “I’m very happy to return to Paris after five years. I’m going to play this tournament again which is really nice and very important. I hope to be in good condition,” Del Potro told ESPN television after practice at Roland Garros.“For me these days are for preparation, to know how my body is, how I adapt to this tournament. I haven’t played for almost five years and I hope to be well on the day I play,” added the 28-year-old.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“It’s a tournament that I want to play, it gives me great hope to participate.”Del Potro, who fell in the second round of this week’s ATP tournament in the French city of Lyon to 125th ranked Portuguese Gastao Elias, underwent tests in Paris before making a decision on whether to play the second Grand Slam of the season which starts on Sunday. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Juan Martin del Potro APJuan Martin del Potro, whose career has been plagued by injuries, confirmed Friday that he will compete in next week’s French Open despite shoulder and back concerns.The giant Argentine, ranked 30 in the world, hasn’t played at Roland Garros since 2012 when he reached the quarter-finals, instead spending lengthy periods off court battling wrist injuries which pushed him to the brink of retirement.ADVERTISEMENT The 2009 US Open champion lost to Roger Federer on his last appearance at Roland Garros five years ago despite winning the first two sets.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Read Next Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Amid comparisons to Jordan, James out to cement own legacy Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Top hierarchy of Soviet military, led by Marshal Dmitry Ustinov, visits India

first_imgSoviet delegation arrhino,: Brass blitzIf ever the US contemplated launching a sneak attack on the Soviet Union, they could hardly have been presented with a more opportune moment than last fortnight.In fact, it looked very much like the Soviet Union was invading India when a matched pair of behemoth AN-62,Soviet delegation arrhino,: Brass blitzIf ever the US contemplated launching a sneak attack on the Soviet Union, they could hardly have been presented with a more opportune moment than last fortnight.In fact, it looked very much like the Soviet Union was invading India when a matched pair of behemoth AN-62 aircraft trundled over the tarmac at Palam Airport and sighed to a stop in the heavily-guarded VIP area. Out from the cavernous depths emerged what, at first sight, resembled the joint Services brass band but turned out to be a veritable Who’s Who of the top hierarchy of the Soviet military machine.Leading the invasion force was Marshal Dmitry Fedorovich Ustinov, 74, the craggy-faced Soviet defence minister resplendent in a mustard green uniform encrusted with medals like barnacles on a neglected ship. Ustinov’s entourage included General Shavanov, the deputy defence minister, Admiral Sergei Gorshkov, the Soviet naval chief and one of the most highly-decorated men in the Soviet defence forces; Marshal Koutakhov, the air force chief and an impressive assortment of 30 lieutenants-general and majors-general.In fact, the only missing link was the Soviet army chief Marshal Ogarkov and the omission was only because Ustinov and Ogarkov, who is head of the Soviet armed forces, never leave the country at the same time. The fact that there was more brass on display than at Moradabad was not the only surprise on the day of the generals. It was the first time that Ustinov had made an appearance in a country outside the socialist bloc. It was also the first time that Moscow-had dispatched such a high-powered delegation to any country and left itself so militarily vulnerable.advertisementDespite that, however, the Ustinov visit was shrouded in utmost secrecy. In mid-February, India’s ambassador in Moscow, V.K. Ahuja, flew into Delhi for hasty consultations with the prime minister to finalise dates for the visit. Both the Foreign Ministry and the Defence Ministry were kept in the dark. The only clue they had was when they were asked to arrange a junket for all the foreign military attaches based in Delhi.Accordingly, two IAF aircraft with the attaches aboard took off from Delhi barely hours before Ustinov and his entourage arrived. The only attache missing was the US military attache who dropped out at the last minute. The junket, labelled a “sight-seeing trip” of Cochin and Trivandrum. returned to the capital a few hours after the Soviet delegation took off for Moscow.Short Notice: It was also, in some ways, very much a sneak attack. Ustinov’s unexpected arrival at surprisingly short notice was in reponse to an invitation extended to him five years ago by the then defence minister Jagjivan Ram during his Moscow visit in 1978. In fact, it was obvious the Indian Government was caught napping by the timing of the visit since the air force chief, Air Chief Marshal Dilbagh Singh was away in London and was forced to cut short his trip while the army chief, General K.V. Krishna Rao, was scheduled to leave on a well-publicised tour to Paris right in the middle of the Soviet visit.The reasons for Ustinov’s terribly belated acceptance of the Indian invitation were obvious. For one, the Soviets had no desire to send a man of Ustinov’s stature-he currently ranks number four in the Soviet hierarchy-during the Janata rule since it would have irritated Mrs Gandhi, a leader they are infinitely closer to and comfortable with. Additionally, India only acquired a full-fledged defence minister in the form of the affable R. Venkataraman last January and, with Mrs Gandhi scheduled to leave for Britain and Saudi Arabia, the Soviet leadership obviously felt that this was the best time. The unspoken fact that India has lately displayed signs of curing its obsession with Soviet defence equipment must have also figured in Moscow’s calculations.In that context, Ustinov’s bland statement that he was only here to “renew personal contacts” only formed part of the larger picture. The visit was, in the words of a Defence Ministry source, a “massive PR exercise”, probably the biggest the Soviets have attempted in recent times and, from all accounts, a highly successful one.Star Soldier: The star of the show was undoubtedly Ustinov himself. A bluff, hearty individual sporting rimless spectacles. Ustinov was described admiringly by a top army officer as a “soldier’s soldier” and by a Defence Ministry official as a “consummate politician”. In fact, he was very much a cocktail of the two as was evident right through his week-long tour of defence installations.advertisementIn Jodhpur, at the sprawling MiG-21 and MiG-23 base, Ustinov was visibly appreciative of the IAF’s skills shown at a demonstration and insisted on chatting to the pilots and inquiring from them through his interpreter how they liked the MiG’s performance. He was equally at home chatting to mechanics, technicians and an air force dispatch rider, particularly the last-named since Ustinov is a motorcycle freak and owns a 30 horsepower BMW. He spent considerable time comparing the merits of Soviet motorcycles and the dispatch rider’s Royal Enfield.On a side trip to Agra to see the Taj Mahal, he broke away from the group, to the consternation of the security people, and joined a group of schoolchildren having a picnic on the lawns. While the rest of the entourage waited, Ustinov entertained the children between bites of their sandwiches and then, in a spontaneous display of gallantry. presented the delighted schoolteacher with a necklace.Boundless Energy: His most masterful performance, however, was reserved for Babina, which houses the armoured corps and the largest number of Soviet T-72 tanks. “He is a soldier and he knows that for a soldier the most important thing is faith in his fighting equipment,” says an Indian army officer who accompanied the entourage. Displaying energy that belied his considerable age, Ustinov mixed freely with officers and jawans, asking them if they had any problems with the tanks or with spares and complimenting them on their maintenance. He revelled in making unscheduled visits, first to the house of an officer to see how the Indian Army lives, and then a surprise visit to the jawan’s langar to see how they eat.In the langar, he had the jawans guffawing at his antics, particularly when he examined a bench at the dining table and asked how many people it accommodated during meals. On being told it held four jawans, he shook his head as if in sympathy and then called three of his stoutest generals and ordered them to join him on the bench. Naturally, it proved a tight squeeze for just three and wagging his finger at the cook, said, “only three” and then pantomimed to the watching jawans that his officers ate too much. As a finale, he ordered the cook to serve him langar food which he then proceeded to consume with obvious relish.Later, at a luncheon in his honour, he charmed the officers’ wives by making a little speech prepared specially for them. “You have a great deal to do with keeping up the morale of the Indian Army,” he said gravely and then, with a mischievous twinkle added, “you can nag him as much as you like when he gets home but make sure you give him a good dinner.”Exchanging Compliments: Ustinov’s back-slapping bonhomie and quick-wittedness was soon being shared by his more proper colleagues. On a visit to Bombay, the Soviet naval chief, Admiral Sergei Gorshkov applauded the loudest when the western naval chief, Admiral Awasti, delivered his welcoming speech in fluent Russian. At the end of the speech, when Awasti told Gorshkov that he must come again to India, the latter replied: “Only when I can deliver a speech in Hindusthani.”advertisementDespite the hectic schedule, Ustinov and his beribboned party made a point of flying back to the capital almost every day of their visit. Wherever they went, they made a point of eating Indian food and drinking Indian liquor, particularly gin which probably came closest to their standard vodka fare. Ustinov also used his own aircraft for most of the trip except on occasions where the airfield was too small to accommodate it. On a visit to Khajuraho to view the erotic art of ancient India. Ustinov used the IAF’s VIP Boeing while his visit to Babina was accomplished via IAF Soviet-made helicopters.But right through his tour, he made three major points in his discussions with defence officers. One was that the Soviets do not merely say things unless they are prepared to back them up with actions. Secondly, that Indo-Soviet friendship and defence cooperation was not directed against any other country and lastly, that the Soviets knew how the Indian mind, particularly that of the soldier, worked. He did also make one more important point confidentially; that he realised it was indirectly because of the Soviet presence in Afghanistan that there was an infusion of arms into the subcontinent and the formation of a Washington-Beijing-Islamabad axis was of potential danger to India. In that context, confided Ustinov, the Soviets would like to see India strong enough to defend itself and would cooperate towards that as much as possible.Though no defence deals were signed during Ustinov’s visit it is evident that the elaborate foundations of future deals involving more advanced MiGs, tanks and battleships, were laid and unofficial commitments on both sides given. Considering the heavy Soviet involvement in India’s defence infrastructure and the steady deterioration of relations between India and the West, particularly the US, Ustinov’s visit was a masterful diplomatic and image-building exercise and in conjunction with its timing, is probably creating considerable ripples across the globe in Langley, Virginia.last_img read more

Jordan Clarkson, Cavaliers celebrate first Filipino Heritage Night

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson, who is Filipino-American, celebrates Filipino Heritage Night with members of the Philippine American Society of Ohio. Photo from the Cleveland Cavaliers’ official Twitter accountThe Cleveland Cavaliers celebrated their first Filipino Heritage Night on Tuesday ahead of their game against the Toronto Raptors.Filipino-American guard Jordan Clarkson met and interacted with members of the Philippine American Society of Ohio, who may have served as the Cavs’ lucky charm.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Heavy underdogs, the Cavaliers stunned the Raptors (48-20), who are one of the top teams in the league, 126-101.Clarkson helped the Cavs (17-50) in the victory, scoring 14 points in 31 minutes off the bench.Collin Sexton led the way for Cleveland with 28 points. Kevin Love added 16 points and 18 rebounds while Cedi Osman had 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.ADVERTISEMENT Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears endcenter_img Naomi Osaka advances in straight sets at Indian Wells View comments MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem We ❤️ our Filipino fans!Ahead of #CavsRaptors, @JordanClarksons had a meet & greet with The Philippine American Society of Ohio! #BeTheFight STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) March 11, 2019last_img read more