The Whyte House / buck&simple

first_img Year:  Projects Houses Australia Save this picture!© Tim Pascoe Photography+ 17 Share The Whyte House / buck&simpleSave this projectSaveThe Whyte House / buck&simple “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804304/the-whyte-house-buck-and-simple Clipboard Photographs ArchDailycenter_img Photographs:  Tim Pascoe PhotographyBuilder:Adam GaukrodgerCity:ManlyCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tim Pascoe PhotographyRecommended ProductsRailing / BalustradesC.R. LaurenceGRS TAPER-LOC Glass Railing SystemPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersText description provided by the architects. House Justice involves alterations and additions to a two storey, semi-detached, Edwardian Queen Anne/Arts and Crafts style house listed on the state heritage inventory. The project begun with our client requesting that we add a carport and an awning reacquainting the rear yard with their home.Save this picture!© Tim Pascoe PhotographyTheir decision to downsize and remain local to the civic and social places they love, thankfully, had positive repercussions on the design process.Save this picture!© Tim Pascoe PhotographyThe practicalities of downsizing encouraged the existing building fabric to achieve maximum efficiency. Every family room has been arranged to allow social flexibility, modestly scaled for the interconnecting spaces. The individual functionality of each area required an ability to function as a quiet space for one person or as a platform for entertaining multitudes.Save this picture!© Tim Pascoe PhotographyThe carport structure is the view from the outdoor spaces, the outdoor spaces are the view from the living areas and the living areas are the termination point of this sequence, the interconnectivity dictates every element must offer an aesthetic that has to be considered, consistent and not overbearing, a part of the whole.Save this picture!© Tim Pascoe PhotographyAn emphasis on materials, inherent in their own character, proficient to withstand the desired function and location was encouraged, showing pride in each element. External timbers are either painted white to prolonge lifespan or made from teak capable of enduring harsh environments. Roofing is naturally weathering zinc sheet, folded in a traditional double standing seam as is best for rigidity. Sandstone adds texture and was hand-selected from a local quarry to create a consistent aesthetic with existing heritage elements.Save this picture!© Tim Pascoe PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessExhibition: “Total Recall” by gus wüstemann architects in ZurichExhibition2nd National Architecture JamboreeEvent Share CopyAbout this officebuck&simpleOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesManlyAustraliaPublished on February 01, 2017Cite: “The Whyte House / buck&simple” 01 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore 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 Architects: buck&simple Year Completion year of this architecture project 2015 The Whyte House / buck&simple “COPY” CopyHouses•Manly, Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804304/the-whyte-house-buck-and-simple Clipboardlast_img read more

Saint Mary’s begins search for 2021 commencement speaker, honorary degree recipients

first_imgThe office of Interim College President Nancy Nekvasil is beginning to plan for honors to be given at commencement for the class of 2021.In an email sent to the junior class Jan. 14, the Office of the President announced it is accepting nominations for a commencement speaker and honorary degree recipients for commencement 2021. The email included a link for students to submit their nominations, which are due Monday.Cristina Interiano | The Observer A direct connection to the College is not necessarily required in order for a person to be awarded an honorary degree.“Criteria for awarding an honorary degree include recognized intellectual and professional attainment, significant contributions to the enhancement of Saint Mary’s College, and/or contribution to other recognized organizations in the city, state or world,” the email said.Once the names of nominees have been collected, research is conducted by several organizations within the College, according to Michelle Egan, special assistant to the president.“Nominees are researched by the President’s office,” Egan said in an email. “A list is then sent to the College’s full academic leadership council for its membership to review.”Once this list has been generated and analyzed by the academic leadership council, a committee within the Board of Trustees is given the opportunity to weigh in.“Based on their feedback, the list of recommended candidates is then sent to the trusteeship committee of the Board of Trustees,” Egan said. “The trusteeship committee reviews the list and may add additional candidates.”Following the trusteeship committee’s review and potential additions, the matter is then passed on to the full Board of Trustees.“The Board of Trustees then approves candidates for honorary degrees during their April board meeting,” Egan said.Though nominees can begin from student suggestions and are then reviewed by these institutions, the final decision lies in the hands of one person.“The final selection of upcoming honorary degree recipients [and] commencement speaker is ultimately made by the president of the College.”Although the process for 2021 selection has begun, the commencement speaker and honorary degree recipients for 2020 have not yet been announced.“An announcement is traditionally made following the February Board of Trustees meeting,” Egan said.In 2019, the College presented commencement speaker Kelly Grier — a 1991 alumna — and Sister Maureen Grady — a senior lecturer of nursing science — with honorary degrees.The College awards a variety of honorary degrees, choosing them according to each recipient’s field.“Differing honorary degrees are conferred depending on the focus of the person’s profession [and] life work,” Egan said. “For instance, over the years, Saint Mary’s has awarded doctorates of letters, doctorates of humanities, doctorates of law, doctorates of fine arts … just to name a few.”According to a press release announcing the degrees Grier and Grady received, the College’s “highest honor” is an honorary doctor of humanities degree.“Saint Mary’s has honored so many impressive women and men (lay and religious) who have made significant contributions to our society and our world,” Egan said.Other recipients of honorary degrees from the College include fiction author Lois Lowry in 2010, former board of regents member Patricia George Decio in 1996 and Bruno P. Schlesinger, who established the department of humanistic studies at the College in 1994.Junior humanistic studies major Sarah Catherine Caldwell said she believes Schlesinger was particularly deserving of an honorary degree for his contributions to the College.“I think that he has changed so many Saint Mary’s women’s lives,” she said. “I come alive in my humanistic studies classes, and I have him to thank for that.”Junior Brynne Volpe said she didn’t know about Lowry’s honorary degree but is pleased to know a writer she admires so much received the award, especially as an English literature major.“Her work was a huge part of my childhood and was really formative for my love of reading,” Volpe said.As for the commencement speaker nominations for 2021, there are students with strong opinions about who should be chosen. Caldwell said she submitted a nomination and knows of several other students who named the same person.“Personally, I would like to have Greta Gerwig be our commencement speaker, specifically for her work in ‘Little Women,’” Caldwell said.The 2020 honorary degree recipients will be announced following the February Board of Trustees meeting.Tags: Commencement Speaker, department of humanistic studies, Honorary degreeslast_img read more

When Broome County will be back open for business

first_imgGarnar said he is hopeful most businesses will reopen on May 15. That’s the day governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York on Pause initiative will end. The governor has said construction and manufacturing are some of the industries that will return first. The county executive said by preparing as much as possible, he wants to bring business back to normal. “Most of our businesses, in fact if not all of them, could start May 15th if we are all able to adhere to these guidelines that the state has put out for us,” Garnar told 12 News Thursday. “I think all businesses could open.” While the final decision is up to New York State, there are preparations to be made before so counties across the state can be ready.center_img (WBNG) — On Thursday, Broome County Executive Jason Garnar gave 12 News the first look at when the county will reopen. Garnar said those guidelines are part of a twelve point plan the state has developed to prepare counties to reopen. He says there will be limits in place to start, such as restaurants only opening at fifty percent capacity to begin.last_img read more

US athletes, Carlos call on IOC to end protest ban

first_img Read Also: La Liga: Barca now relying on Real Madrid dropping points – Suarez “The Olympic and Paralympic movement simultaneously honors athletes like John Carlos and Tommie Smith, displaying them in museums and praising their Olympic values, while prohibiting current athletes from following in their footsteps,” the letter read. “Carlos and Smith risked everything to stand for human rights and what they believed in, and they continue to inspire generation after generation to do the same. It is time for the Olympic and Paralympic movement to honor their bravery rather than denounce their actions.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 In the weeks since the protests over George Floyd’s death erupted, the USOPC has said it will review rules regarding athlete protests, saying officials had “failed to listen and tolerated racism and inequality.” The IOC, which in January issued an updated set of guidelines regarding athlete activism, outlawing any kind of demonstration on the medal podium or field of play, has hinted it may be willing to soften its stance. The IOC is backing discussions led by the Olympic Athletes Commission to consider ways of allowing “dignified” shows of support for anti-racism initiatives. – ‘fundamental human right’ – The USOPC athlete council and Carlos had requested abolishing the rule against protests during a conference call with the IOC’s Athletes Commission on Thursday. In its letter to the IOC released Saturday, the US Olympians said freedom of expression was a “fundamental human right.” United States athletes and 1968 Mexico Games icon John Carlos on Saturday called for the International Olympic Committee to scrap rules barring athletes from protesting at the Olympics. John Carlos has joined calls from US Olympians to end rules banning athletes from protesting at the Olympics In a letter sent to the IOC, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s athlete council requested that Olympic chiefs abolish its anti-protest regulation. The letter was sent in partnership with former US sprinter Carlos, who was famously kicked out of the Mexico City games in 1968 for raising his fist on the medal podium in a black power salute along with compatriot Tommie Smith. “Athletes will no longer be silenced,” the US athlete council wrote in the letter. “The IOC and International Paralympic Committee cannot continue on the path of punishing or removing athletes who speak up for what they believe in, especially when those beliefs exemplify the goals of Olympism,” the letter reads. “Instead, sports administrators must begin the responsible task of transparent collaboration with athletes and athlete groups to reshape the future of athlete expression at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.” The issue of athlete protests at the Olympics came under renewed scrutiny following the wave of protests which erupted across the United States and around the world following the death of unarmed black man George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. The USOPC had been criticised after issuing reprimands to US hammer thrower Gwen Berry and fencer Race Imboden, who both protested on the podium during last year’s Pan-American Games in Lima to draw attention to social injustice. Berry, who raised a clenched fist on the podium, and Imboden, who knelt down, were given a year’s probation by the USOPC and warned they could face severe sanctions if they carried out similar protests again. International Olympic Committee rules bar any “demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda” at the Games.center_img Loading…last_img read more

Mets’ Max Moroff gets rude New York welcome after back-to-back errors

first_imgMORE: Yankees’ German says he isn’t retiring from baseballThe former Pirate got the start at third base against the Yankees in the teams’ first exhibition of Summer Camp (Jeff McNeil was given the night off). Moroff was anonymous until the sixth inning, when the wheels came off.First, he threw away a slow dribbler by Giancarlo Stanton, a toss that took Mets first baseman Pete Alonso into the path of a jogging Stanton. A few inches here or there (or a faster Stanton going down the line), and Alonso could have been in serious physical danger.Moroff had a chance to make amends when the next batter, Gio Urshela, hit a routine grounder. Moroff took his time, gathered his feet — and sailed the ball over Alonso’s head.He got a third chance with the next batter, Miguel Andujar. This time, Moroff got the out, but Stanton scored from third. And because a Met Mets’d, Twitter — and not just Mets Twitter — was ready to dance.Max Moroff going full 2016 Ryan Zimmerman— Céspedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) July 19, 2020Moroff when he was introduced to the Met players: pic.twitter.com/pnT2OV1DeT— Nick (@Spidaman045) July 19, 2020Steve Cohen would give Max Moroff $50 Million just to get off his team— Coronamania (@MetsKevin11) July 19, 2020I think Max Moroff should be quarantined under a hotel room for the next 4 months for his own safety— Phill (@MeekPhill_) July 19, 2020I wanna see less of Moroff #Mets— Luis Torres (@lostboson) July 19, 2020Damn it, Moroff is terrible https://t.co/dYwceH2rkg— Donna (@Donna776477) July 19, 2020Moroff is making Cano look good this game! #LGM— Seth (Monk) (@smonk318) July 19, 2020I’ve never hated a met player faster than max moroff— NYJNYRNYMNYK (@nyjnyrnymnyk) July 19, 2020Moroff better be off this team as soon as this game is over— DJ ~Z~ (@TrxppeBosstar) July 19, 2020Why did Moroff get a start this game? Not even a knock on him. I’m just confused.— Will (@will_borowski) July 19, 2020We’ve reached new heights of boredom. Max Moroff, a third baseman on a minor league deal with the #Mets, is trending for making two awful throws in an exhibition baseball game.— Tim Hammill (@timhammill) July 19, 2020There were more tweets, of course. Many more. For two errors in an exhibition.Moroff is attempting to make the Mets’ 30-man Opening Day roster as a reserve, but his Flushing debut won’t help. The Mets have multiple options, including Luis Guillorme, Eduardo Nunez, Gordon Beckham and Jed Lowrie, who remains sidelined with leg injuries. MLB fans have been waiting four months for this: giving a player massive grief on social media for messing up. (What, you thought we were going to say “watch actual MLB teams play”?)Their target Saturday night was Mets nonroster infielder Max Moroff.last_img read more

Crestwood Middle School on lockdown after false report of shooting

first_imgCrestwood Middle School in Royal Palm Beach is on a code red lockdown Friday afternoon following a false report of a shooting.The Palm Beach County School District confirmed that it received a report about a shooting, but there was no evidence to prove it.According to reports, a call was placed to police claiming that an unidentified minor brought a gun to the school, and started shooting.Reports also say that there is a heavy police presence currently at the school.However, PBCSD says the call is a false report, and that the school is on a code red lockdown as a precautionary measure.The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says it received a call about shots fired and is responding to see if the call is legitimate or not.This story is developing.last_img read more

Magic: Sterling ‘shouldn’t own a team anymore’

first_imgIn this Feb. 21, 2013, file photo, former Los Angeles Lakers player Earvin “Magic” Johnson arrives at a memorial service for Jerry Buss in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)Magic Johnson called upon the NBA to “come down hard” on Donald Sterling, even saying that the longtime owner of the Los Angeles Clippers should essentially be ousted from the league.“He shouldn’t own a team anymore,” Johnson said Sunday.Johnson’s comments were among the strongest condemnations yet of Sterling, who allegedly made racially charged comments in an audio recording obtained and released by TMZ. Included in the recording: A male, purported to be Sterling, urging a woman to not bring Black people to his team’s games and upset that she posted photos of herself posing with Black friends on her Instagram account.In this photo taken on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, and V. Stiviano, left, watch the Clippers play the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)One of those now-deleted photos is believed to have been of the woman posing with Johnson. On Sunday, Johnson said Sterling was one of the first people he met after moving to Los Angeles, where he was a Lakers star for many years.“I had a friendship with him. So for him to then make these comments, or alleged comments, about myself as well as other African-Americans and minorities, there’s no place in our society for it,” Johnson said. “There’s no place in our league, because we all get along. We all play with different races of people when you’re in sports. That’s what makes sports so beautiful.”Johnson spoke on ABC’s playoff pregame show Sunday.Both the Clippers and the NBA are investigating the audio tape and the comments on it, and Commissioner Adam Silver said Saturday night that he’s hoping for a swift resolution.“He’s got to come down hard,” said Johnson, adding that Sterling should also come forward and say he no longer wants to own a team. “This is bad for everybody. This is bad for America.”Johnson said he would not attend Clippers games as long as Sterling owns the team. He also said the Clippers should be focused on their playoff series with Golden State and not the latest scandal involving their long-controversial owner.last_img read more

Banyana beaten in Cyprus Cup opener

first_img7 March 2013Banyana Banyana’s challenge at the 12-nation Cyprus Women’s Cup got off to a rocky start as the South Africans went down 2-0 to Group C favourites South Korea at Ammacostos Stadium on Wednesday.Banyana lost 2-1 to the same opponents last year, but came into the tournament highly confident that they would avenge the defeat against the Koreans, ranked 16th in the world. However, the speed and skill of the Asian side proved too much for South Africa.Two goals at the beginning of each half was the difference between the two sides as Joseph Mkhonza’s charges allowed their opponents too much space and time on the ball while coming off second best in midfield.A goal downThe African Women’s Championship runners-up found themselves a goal down within the first 10 minutes following a terribly taken goal kick by stand-in goalkeeper Andile Dlamini.Dlamini, deputising for Thoko Mndaweni, was given an opportunity to keep goal for the first time at a tournament with Banyana, but lacked confidence and would not have been happy with her debut.Her awful goal kick fell straight onto the path of dangerous Korean striker Ji Soyun, who easily controlled the ball before shrugging off the challenge of central defender Lebogang Mabatle and firing a low shot past the stranded Dlamini to make it 1-0.Unfortunately for Banyana, the terrible start set the tone for the rest of the game.MidfieldThe Koreans robbed the South Africans often in the midfield where Amanda Dlamini and Refiloe Jane struggled to make an impression on their tactically-astute opponents, who were also given too much time on the ball.Towards the end of the first half, Mkhonza’s charges began to work their way back into the match. Some neat interplay between winger Mary Ntsweng and Noko Matlou created an opportunity for the striker, but her effort was well saved by Korean goalie Kim Jungmni.The agile keeper was later tested by interim captain Janine van Wyk’s long range effort and Jermaine Seoposenwe’s low strike, but on both occasions she brilliantly smothered the two efforts.Second goalAt the start of the second half, a through ball from the middle found Jeoun Eunha, who had time and acres of space to beat a poorly devised offside trap and lob the ball over Dlamini to make the score 2-0.Despite an outstanding performance from Van Wyk, the two defensive mistakes proved to be the difference between the two sides.As the match went on, Dlamini grew in confidence and managed to pull off some brilliant saves to make up for her earlier errors to keep the score at a respectable 2-0.In the evening kickoff after the South Africa vs South Korea game, the Republic of Ireland thrashed Northern Ireland 5-1 in another Group C clash.Banyana Banyana next face the Republic of Ireland on Friday, 8 March.RESULTSNew Zealand 1-0 ScotlandEngland 4-2 ItalyCanada 2-0 SwitzerlandNetherlands 1-2 FinlandSouth Africa 0-2 South KoreaNorthern Ireland 1-5 Republic of IrelandSAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

8 Tech Companies That Announced Funding Today: Which is Most Likely to Change the World?

first_imgWe’re highlighting eight diverse companies that announced venture capital investments today. Investors have made a wager on each of these companies, but the odds are only so good for the group. We want to know, readers, which one do you think is most likely to prove viable and change the world? We’ve got a photo-based social networking site (looks like another fun means of communication), a question and answer site where different folks from programmers to home cooks can get their questions answered, a web-based advertising platform and five more promising companies to pay attention to. We also reveal who interested you voted the most interesting out of yesterday’s line up.Yesterday’s poll winner was HubSpot, which raised $32m. HubSpot makes marketing software geared for small and medium-sized businesses and it earned 39% of RWW readers’ vote.Today’s Companies:StumbleUpon, the popular discovery engine that recommends the best sites for interests that the user specifies, raised $17m in a Series B round of financing. Tier 3, a cloud-computing service based in Seattle, raised $8.5m. DailyBooth is a photo-based social networking site, which enables users to capture images of themselves and upload them daily in a process known as, “boothing.” It raised $6m in its first round of funding. Stack Exchange recently changed its name from Stack Overflow and raised $12m in a Series B round of of funding. Stack Exchange is a network of 46 question and answer sites, covering a wide breadth of topics. For example, I explored the cooking forum and learned about how to prevent my homemade soup from sticking to the bottom of my pot. Flite (formerly Widgetbox) is a web-based advertising platform that raised $12m in Series C investments. Grid2Home, a smart grid software developer based in San Diego, raised $12m according to an SEC filing.Startup Digest, a members-only email service that lists the best startup opportunities and happenings in 50+ cities raised $200,000 in funding from the Kauffman Foundation. MindSnacks makes learning games for touch-based devices and it raised $1.2m from an assortment of investors. Their focus is on short, “bite-sized,” interactive language learning experiences.Again, we’ve got eight very different companies raising funding, which do you think could take that money and change the world? 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… leela cyd ross Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Venture Funding#web last_img read more

Energy Use Is the Most Important Aspect of Green Building

first_imgArticles on green construction, including those published on the Green Building Advisor website, contain information on a wide range of topics, including material choices, indoor air quality, landscaping, and the VOC content of paint. This wide array of information can convey a false impression — namely, that the covered topics are equally important.If you’re building a new house, most of these topics turn out to be irrelevant. From an environmental perspective, the most important factor by far is energy use — not energy efficiency, but actual energy consumption. Consider the following information:â— “The ongoing energy use of a building is probably the single greatest environmental impact of a building, so designing buildings for low energy use should be our number one priority.” — “Establishing Priorities with Green Building, Environmental Building News, September 1, 1995.â— “Although important, initial embodied energy is nearly always dwarfed by the energy consumed by a building over its lifetime. … Over the first 50 years, the initial embodied energy is less than 1/12th of the operating energy.” —“Embodied Energy: As Important As Low Energy Design?” by Stephen Thwaites .â— “As far as I can tell, focusing on construction materials in isolation — and to the exclusion of other impacts of owning and operating a home — is a mistake. … I combed through CORRIM’s [Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials] life-cycle analyses to try to find the total difference, over 75 years, between carbon emissions for a steel-framed vs. a wood-framed home. And when you add together all life-cycle carbon emissions — for manufacturing and transporting the materials, building the home, maintaining, heating, cooling and lighting it for 75 years, and dismantling and disposing of it at the end — the difference between the two isn’t much more than a rounding error. … When I look into CORRIM’s numbers, it’s… This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

U.S. Military Leads the Way on Sustainability

first_imgIn a recent New York Times article, Thomas Friedman brought up the U.S. military’s current push to become energy independent as a national security measure. According to Friedman, the “Navy and Marines are building a strategy for ‘out-greening’ Al Quaeda…and the world’s petro-dictators.” This strategy apparently evolved out of a study showing that one person dies for every 24 of the hundreds of fuel convoys run through Afghanistan. One calculation of the cost of transporting fuel to forward bases puts it at up to $400 per gallon delivered. According to an earlier article, fossil fuel is the single largest product the military imports to Afghanistan.Military sustainabilityWhile the idea of a sustainable military complex may seem contradictory, the U.S. Armed Forces seem to be pushing the envelope of energy efficiency, doing so from an objective evaluation of the cost/benefit relationship of maintaining the status quo of high fossil fuel use. Recent military experiments include testing fighter jets, boats, and helicopters on 50% biofuels; hybrid gas turbine/electric amphibious assault ships; and LED lights and solar collectors on field tents. In a test run of one ship, an estimated 900,000 gallons of fuel were saved on a single trip. In addition, the Navy will only use “third-generation” biofuels, specifically those that don’t compete with the food supply and have a lower total carbon footprint than fossil fuels. This eliminates consideration of corn ethanol and leads them to use camelina- and algae-based fuels.Avoiding the politicsInterestingly, Friedman makes the point that the military is able to sidestep many of the politically charged fights led by representatives from corn-producing states that require the use of corn ethanol, and subsidies and tax benefits that go to petroleum producers. The military apparently has the freedom to make their own decisions on fuel sources—unless, of course, Congress decides to force them to use more corn ethanol, petroleum, and coal products.Let’s hope that they are left to make their own decisions in this arena, and they come up with new fuels and technologies that will ultimately make their way to the marketplace. This has happened before with little things like the Internet and global positioning systems (GPS), which now offer wide-ranging benefits for everyone. Here’s to hoping that our military will continue to lead the way in energy efficiency and renewable energy. Assuming that history is the best predictor, we should see some big benefits coming out of these efforts.last_img read more

Service Members, Families & Communities Benefit from Outdoor Recreation

first_imgThe benefits of using nature contact or outdoor recreation with Service members are well documented, including contemplative, recreational, and hands-on habitat restoration activities.  In December 2015 MFLN Family Transitions hosted a webinar, Returning Warriors: Using Outdoor Recreation for Restoration & Resilience, that engaged military service providers to identify the value of transitioning service members’ participation in outdoor recreation;  analyze research related to using outdoor recreation; become familiar with formal and informal opportunities; and prepare to refer Service members to  recreational/outdoor opportunities. Facilitators for the webinar included Stacy Bare, Director of Sierra Club Outdoors and Keith Tidball, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University. Both are Veterans.Following the webinar MFLN Family Transitions connected with Stacy to learn more about the value of interacting with the outdoors and to seek advice for military service providers.MFLN Family Transitions (MFLN-FT): When you talk about ‘outdoor recreation’ what does that all involve?Stacy Bare (SB): Anything outdoors. Stop and take a look out your window into the backyard, take a walk around the block, cast a fly in your driveway or spend four months hiking the Appalachian Trail, a couple of days attempting to summit the Grand Teton or car camping with your family.MFLN-FT: Tell us about your favorite outdoor recreational activities and how you became involved.SB: I’m lucky enough to do a lot outdoors and have a lot of very kind friends who invite me on some really cool trips. Climbing saved my life and skiing sustains it, but what makes an activity great is the people you are with—and sometimes solo trips. My wife just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and I’ve spent the last month doing a lot of cross country skiing because I’ve enjoyed the exercise and the easy nature of getting out into nature and on skis with a far shorter drive and far more spontaneously then I could go ski touring for example—so right now that’s my favorite.MFLN-FT: What are the benefits for service members and their families who participate in outdoor recreation?SB: The benefits are many, I’ll give you a short list here:Experiencing awe, which we’re learning through our partnership with the Greater Good Science Center at Cal-Berkeley and the Great Outdoors Lab has real physical and mental health benefitsCamaraderie and connecting with your friends and family, we also are learning it improves overall mental and family health resilienceSeeing the country you fought for—the actual physical countryLearning a new skill can be a benefitOften times a lot of laughterCreating a sense of purposeMFLN-FT: How might communities benefit when individuals become involved in outdoor recreation? SB: People who spend time outdoors we know are typically more empathetic and more curious, more willing to seek help and more willing to engage with strangers. That means if you have a community full of people who are engaging in outdoor recreation, they’re interested in meeting people, solving community problems, and they put themselves in the shoes of other folks. Who doesn’t want to live in an empathetic, caring community that’s working to help each other and find solutions to problems?MFLN-FT: Describe the Sierra Outdoors Program. SB: I like to think of us as the heart and soul of the Sierra Club. John Muir’s original vision of the Sierra Club was to get people outdoors to experience the beauty and joy of outdoor spaces. We still do that. We get out more than 250,000 people each year through three broad programs: Local Outings, which operate out of our 63 chapters nationwide, there are 400 plus groups doing everything from family picnics to movie nights to ski mountaineering, white water paddling, international trips, day hikes, etc. Inspiring Connections Outdoors works in 50+ communities nationwide to get people outside who otherwise may not have the opportunity. Finally, our newest program, started in 2006, is the Military Outdoors program which connects service members, veterans, and their families to the outdoors. I came to the Sierra Club in 2011 to redesign and relaunch the Military Outdoors program, which as a veteran of the war in Iraq, remains very close to my heart.MFLN-FT: How can military service providers connect service members & their families with your program or similar programs in their community?SB: Call us (385-209-5681), connect with us on Facebook, Twitter @SierraOutdoors, Instagram (stacyabare), or email [email protected] One of the things that is unique to our programs and that I’m most proud about is our volunteer leadership training. If we’re not doing something in your area or something you want to be doing, come get trained as a leader and we’ll have you leading a trip soon after that training. The thing to remember is that we don’t care what your background is or your current state of health—we will work with you so you can enjoy the outdoors how you want to under human power. There’s something for everyone outside.MFLN-FT: What advice do you have for service members who don’t want to participate in a formal program, but just want informal experiences? SB: We really hope that our program isn’t just getting people outside, but is inspiring folks to go out and do more and that people will leave our program and keep getting outside—so that’s a long way to say that I think most people get outside informally. You don’t have to use a lot of fancy gear, for most things jeans and good sneakers will work fine—Look first in your immediate community, where are the parks? If you’re active duty call the MWR office, see if you can rent gear, go talk to someone at your local outdoor store about where to go and what activities are available in the area and how to access them. Buy a guide book or watch a YouTube video about what you want to do, take a day class, go for a walk—just get outside!MFLN-FT: What is your vision related to military service members and their families related to outdoor recreation?SB: Long term I want every service member to be able to use at least a week of permissive TDY to get outside throughout the year. I’d love to see all mental health resiliency programs include an outdoor recreation component and outdoor recreation be a part of all mental health treatment programs vs. an alternative or elective treatment program.MFLN-FT: Please share any final thoughts (if any).SB: Go outside! Stacy Bare is a climber and skier, the Director of Sierra Club Outdoors (SCO), a brand ambassador for The North Face, Keen Shoes, and a veteran of the war in Iraq. SCO gets out 250,000+ people each year. Under his direction, SCO launched the Great Outdoors Lab with the University of California-Berkeley in 2014 to put scientifically defensible data behind the power of the outdoors to support improved mental, physical, and thereby public health with an emphasis on youth and military veterans. He is also the 2015 SHIFT Festival Adventure Athlete of the Year and a 2014 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. He, his wife, and their new daughter live in Salt Lake City, UT.last_img read more

Create Rain, Snow, and Fog Using These Low-Budget Effects

first_imgHow to Make Fake SnowImage: The Wizard of Oz via Warner Bros.There was a time that fake snow was made of asbestos. DON’T DO THAT! That technique was used on major productions like The Wizard of Oz. Over the past few decades, we’ve finally learned the incredibly damaging effects of asbestos.Contemporary productions frequently use a product called Sno-Foam. It’s a non-toxic and biodegradable product that looks great on camera and washes away with water after the shoot. One gallon will create 3,000 gallons of snow. It’s even been approved for use by the U.S. Forest Service, who use Sno-Foam in Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Griffith Park.Another option is to use soap suds, like the Snow Juice used by Jay P. Morgan in this video tutorial from The Slanted Lens. Morgan used an ADJ VF Flurry Machine and a regular box fan. He’ll show you how he built a snow-machine rig using a C-stand and some plywood.Morgan also shows off some lighting diagrams to help you capture the best looking snow flurries on camera. Need blockbuster-looking weather on an indie budget? Use these simple effects to create a perfect storm of movie magic!Top image: The Weather Man via Paramount PicturesWaiting on the weather is a nightmare for productions. Control the weather yourself and make your own rain, storms, snow, and fog with these great tutorials.How to Make Fake Rain and StormsImage via Tom AntosRain is the easiest type of weather to capture on film. With just a water and a hose, you are ready to create a light shower. The real trick to capturing rain is making sure you have the water backlit correctly. This will help capture the individual drops on camera. You’ll also notice that many rain shots are close-ups or medium close-ups — which hides the rain machine in the background.For tight close-ups, you can simply point the end of the hose skyward and hold your thumb over the mouth of the house or use a gardening nozzle. The issue with that setup will be getting consistent rain. We’ve previously covered this great cheap DIY rain machine from Tom Antos. For about $20, you can poke some holes in a hose, attach it to some wood with clamps, and hang it over your subject.If you need to really bring down the rain, this tutorial from Big Puddle Films shows you how to create a substantial storm by using props to add production value.For storms, you’ll need large drops of rain — which they accomplished using a fire house. If you don’t have that in your budget, the real value in this tutorial are the extra added elements. By using a large fan to move the rain, you add realism.The trick is making the wind appear on screen — you need to add dust, particles, and bits. Be sure to keep your actor’s safety in mind. They list a few safe items used on set.LeavesOatmealFullers Earth (Dust/Dirt)Cedar Bedding and Litter How to Make Fake FogImage: The Fog via MGMNeed an eerie fog creeping into frame? Many will say you should use dry ice, but it’s much easier to use a fog machine and fluid. You can purchase a a wide variety of fog fluids from companies like Froggy’s Fog. Depending on the type of fluid you go with, you can have a thin low fog or a fog that fills a whole room.You can make your own fog using distilled water and glycerol. If you want a thicker, heavier fog, try chilling it. Here’s a great chilling tutorial from Andrew Wade.center_img What are your favorite weather techniques to use on set? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

Akshay tries hard to match Kat’s moves

first_imgKatrina Kaif- Akshay KumarClick here to EnlargeAfter Sheila Ki Jawani, it was Sheila ki Hindi that floored the Delhi crowd at her recent promotional stop in the Capital at Ansal Plaza on Wednesday. A huge crowd gathered at the amphitheater demanded that Katrina Kaif, on whom the latest chartbuster Sheila Ki Jawani has been filmed, should speak in Hindi.Kaif, who was there to promote her forthcoming film Tees Maar Khan by Farah Khan, set for the release this Friday, attempted to please in her heavily accented Hindi.” I am very glad that the audiences love me so much and they want to hear my Hindi,” she said and then switched to English, requesting the people to watch her forthcoming release. ” Love me as much as you loved Sheila,” she asked the onlookers.Though it is Akshay Kumar who plays the title role of a conman in the film Tees Maar Khan , it was Kaif who was the highlight of the promotional event as the audience continued to cheer for her, asking her to shake a leg on the hit number.Dressed in a short black dress, Kaif looked stunning as she wore a smile all through the event and waved at the crowd while throwing music CDs of the film towards them. She sportingly danced on the number too and even taught some steps to her leading man and a few people from the crowd picked up randomly to perform along with her on the stage.Kumar, who was dressed in a colourful shirt in keeping with his tapori image in the upcoming film, however, looked unfazed with Sheila Ki Jawani stealing the thunder. ” I have been showing my jawani for the past 22 years, so, now I have given it to Sheila,” he joked. When someone asked as to why he was sticking only to comedy and not exploring other genres these days, he said, ” As many as 90 per cent of the Indian films which have been successful at the box office are comedies.This is because everybody wants to see something which makes them laugh.This keeps me motivated,” he added.The film’s producer and director, Farah Khan, who seemed self- assured at the advance booking of her film which began on Tuesday, said that she had got the best response in Delhi. When questioned about the timing of the film’s release, the Christmas weekend, which is a slot unofficially reserved for Aamir Khan ( as he has been releasing films for the last three years on this weekend), Khan said, ” This year, Aamir has come as my Santa Claus and has offered me this slot. It’s the biggest gift that he is not coming with any of his films this year.” We hope the big man’s absence works in the favour of Akshay-Katrina-Farah.  advertisementlast_img read more

Cystic fibrosis

first_imgParents can pass all kinds of different traits to their children, from blue eyes to blonde hair. Sometimes, parents can also pass the genes for certain diseases to their kids. Cystic fibrosis is one very serious inherited disease that makes it hard for children to breathe and digest food. Lets talk about cystic fibrosis.Genes are the coded instructions that tell our bodies how to operate. Usually, the code is correct and everything runs smoothly. But sometimes, the code is incorrect because of a defective gene or genes. In the case of cystic fibrosis, a faulty gene causes the body to produce an abnormally thick, sticky fluid called mucus. This mucus clogs the lungs, making it hard to breathe. It also gets stuck in the pancreas, making it harder for the body to break down and digest food.Millions of Americans carry the cystic fibrosis, or CF gene. Fortunately, most of them dont have cystic fibrosis. Thats because you need to inherit one faulty gene from each parent to actually get the disease.Kids who are born with cystic fibrosis start showing signs very early. Newborns dont grow or gain weight as quickly as they should, and they dont make bowel movements because their bodies arent digesting food properly.As these children get older, they may have symptoms like coughing and fatigue from the mucus in their lungs, and nausea and stomach pain from the mucus in their pancreas. Theyll also get pneumonia and other lung infections more often than normal.advertisementSo, you may now be asking, how do you know if your child has cystic fibrosis? Doctors diagnose cystic fibrosis using a blood test that looks for the CF gene. There is also a sweat test, which looks for saltier-than-normal sweat, another symptom of cystic fibrosis. Doctors may use other tests, such as a chest x-ray or upper GI series, to check for lung and bowel problems caused by CF.Its a good idea to get treated at a center that specializes in cystic fibrosis because theyre up on all the latest therapies. For lung problems, treatments include inhaled medicines to open the airways, medicine to thin mucus and make it easier to cough up, and antibiotics to prevent lung infections. Some people may eventually need a lung transplant.For bowel problems, youll need to eat a special diet thats higher in protein and calories to make up for the nutrients youre losing. You may also take vitamin supplements.The outlook for people with cystic fibrosis is better today than ever before. Thanks to new treatments, people with this disease can live well into adulthood. They can go to school, play sports, and get a job like everyone else. But because the symptoms of cystic fibrosis are so serious, its very important to stay on top of treatment, and to call the doctor right away if symptoms get worse. Anyone with a family history of the disease may want to get screened for the CF gene before they decide to have children.Review Date:10/25/2011Reviewed By:Alan Greene, MD, Author and Practicing Pediatrician; also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img read more

KSAC Working With Police To Tackle Illegal Vending

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Sept. 10 (JIS):The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) has met with the police to roll out a more targeted and sustained programme to tackle illegal vending, and restore order to the streets of the Corporate Area.Mayor of Kingston, Senator Angela Brown Burke, told the monthly meeting of the Council on Tuesday (September 9), that the problem appears to have worsened over the past several weeks, with an eight-year old boy suffering an eye injury after he came into contact with metal hangers on display on a sidewalk along one of the city’s streets. “I have received several complaints of the level of intimidation meted out to pedestrians and motorists by vendors, who have their wares blocking access to our roadways and pathway,” she said.The Mayor, in expressing regret at the incident, said that she and the Town Clerk have met with the family, and are working with the police in its investigations to find the person responsible for the act of negligence, which resulted in the injury to the child.“This points out very squarely the reasons why we have been advocating for vendors to remain in designated vending areas. This has only strengthened our resolve to ensure that illegal vending is brought under control,” she stated.Mayor Brown Burke warned that the Council will be taking a zero tolerance approach to illegal vending, and is committed to ensuring that law and order prevails, “in our markets, in our parks, and along our streets”.Meanwhile, she informed that the KSAC has removed and demolished 16 illegal constructed wooden and concrete structures, in several communities, which were being used for commercial and residential purposes.The operations were carried out over several weekends in the communities of Maverly, Duhaney Park, Washington Boulevard, and its environs.Additionally, notices were served on illegal garages, and eight derelict vehicles removed from sidewalks.“This clean-up operation will help to make the Maverly Park more accessible to its residents for recreational purposes,” she remarked.On the matter of the fire at Oxford Mall, which impacted the lives and livelihood of 40 vendors, she informed that the area has been cleared, and plans are in place to have normalcy restored as soon as possible. “As soon as we are in a position to say exactly how we will proceed, the KSAC will meet with registered vendors,” she stated. Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:jamaica, kingston, Senator Angela Brown Burke, st. andrews Recommended for you Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Billlast_img read more

Day one former Bahamas Senator extortion trial no stenographer

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 30, 2017 – Nassau – No stenographer so no trial to start for Frank Smith, the former PLP Senator who is accused of solicitation of $65,000 in from a woman he allegedly was bribing to help with a government contract.   Smith is facing 15 counts of crime in the case which alleges that he extorted money between April 2016 and April 2017 in respect of his duties as a public officer, and actually demanded and received $5,000 per month from Barbara Hanna, knowing that it was illegal to do so.  Smith has entered a not guilty plea on this string of charges.The trial was due to start today instead.#MagneticMediaNews#FrankSmithtrial Recommended for you Witness cracking under pressure, former Bahamas Senator legal team working up to ‘no trial’ Related Items:#FrankSmithtrial, #magneticmedianewscenter_img Key witness in former Bahamas Senator extortion trial feels, ‘used’ and ‘pressured’ to testify Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more