House on the Hill / Abdenur Arquitectos

first_imgArchDaily 2018 House on the Hill / Abdenur Arquitectos “COPY” House on the Hill / Abdenur ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse on the Hill / Abdenur Arquitectos Photographs:  Gonzalo Viramonte Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Argentina Architects: Abdenur Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Projects Year:  Lead Architect: Design Team:Abdenur Arquitectos – Interiores BapStructural Calculation:Ing. Gustavo GarciaCity:SinsacateCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. La Casa en La Loma is a detached house located in the town of Sinsacate, about 55 km from the city of Córdoba. It sits on the Camino Real-trail, an old area for horse exchange and resting place for travellers heading to Peru at the time of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata. Over the years it began to be used by some families in Córdoba for their holidays during the summer months.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThe lot where the house is implanted has a natural elevation generating a podium where the house perches in a sculptural way and gives exceptional visuals from the interior of the house. The main premise was to prioritise the landscape and visuals, so the house is materialised by framing a natural postcard where the surrounding landscape completely motivated its conception.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThe spaces have a linear development and are contained by a concrete skin, with stone details and glass enclosures, all austere, noble and maintenance-free materials.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThe social area is in the center of the strip, while the private areas, that is to say, the bedrooms are arranged at the open ends facing the views. The suite with a bathroom and dressing room are separated by the social area from the other three bedrooms with direct entry from the outside, thus granting privacy to each of the members of the family.Save this picture!Axonometric ViewThe social areas are located in the centre of the strip. Linked to the entrance hall is the living room, followed by the dining room, which is directly linked to the kitchen with a marble bar, which is not only used when cooking but also, every morning at each breakfast.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteContinuing with the concept of visually linking the spaces, next to the dining room, separated by a sliding glass curtain is the barbecue. This meeting space turns out to be the heart of the house, the place with more use and dynamism of the entire project. These mobile glass skins give the house the ability to be flexible and to adapt according to the uses and requirements of its occupants.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThe pool is located outside as a recreational space and playing the role of a water mirror and link between the living spaces and the natural horizon. The gallery of the entire length of the house works as a connecting link between the landscape and each of the interior spaces.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteAs for the materialisation, a harmony between the house and the surrounding environment was sought for. The purity of the concrete and porphyry skins give the sensation of a large rock on the hill, in which you can seek refuge, calm and tranquillity while always maintaining the connection with nature.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteProject gallerySee allShow lessHospital Manta / PMMTSelected ProjectsVale De Moses Meditation CabinsIdeas Share Manufacturers: Sika, Electroalem, InterAlumina ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Save this picture!© Gonzalo Viramonte+ 27Curated by Danae Santibañez Share CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Sinsacate, Argentina Area:  544 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Abdenur Pablo, Abdenur Juan Pablo, Alejandro Rodriguez, Agustin Castagneris, Facundo Ferreyra CopyAbout this officeAbdenur ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsSinsacateArgentinaPublished on November 21, 2019Cite: “House on the Hill / Abdenur Arquitectos” [Casa en la Loma / Abdenur Arquitectos] 21 Nov 2019. 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Watch Ricky Ponting and Brian Lara play their trademark shots as they practice for…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Twitter(@RickyPonting)/Getty/BBCAdvertisement bNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4xq2p0Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eopd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 49xpraWould you ever consider trying this?😱1yr9Can your students do this? 🌚2w0Roller skating! Powered by Firework In the wake of the devastating bush fire that has engulfed Australia, many cricketing icons and sportsperson have come forward for goodwill causes and activities. The Bushfire Cricket Bash, a fund raising charity match that was supposed to take place this Saturday, have been postponed to the next day due to unfavourable weather forecasts. As the squad lists have been released today, two of the most iconic names in cricket- Ricky Ponting and Brian Lara are drafted in the same team. The Aussie legend has shared a clip of the duo practising their signature shots during net practice, and that has taken social media by storm.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Twitter(@RickyPonting)/Getty/BBCOn his official Twitter account, Ricky Ponting uploaded a video today morning, a compilation from him and Lara’s practice sessions, where the legendary duo are seen performing their signature shots. He captioned the video with: “If I’m batting three on Sunday, hopefully this guy is on my team and batting four @brianlara.” Check it out here-Advertisement Ponting, who will be captaining his team ‘Ponting XI’ on Sunday against his former teammate and another Aussie legend Adam Gilchrist’s ‘Gilchrist XI’, was seen performing his trademark ‘Pull Shot’ in the clip, while Lara, the Windies hall of fame, was exercising the famous ‘Square Cut.’Coached by none other than the one and only Sachin Tendulkar, the Ponting XI squad includes stars like Matthew Hayden, Justin Langer, Elyse Villani, Brian Lara, Phoebe Litchfield, Brad Haddin, Brett Lee, Wasim Akram, Dan Christian, Luke Hodge, along with Lara and the skipper himself.Gilchrist will be captaining the Gilchrist XI, with legendary names like Shane Watson, Brad Hodge, Yuvraj Singh, Alex Blackwell, Andrew Symonds, Courtney Walsh, Nick Riewoldt, Peter Siddle, Fawad Ahmed in the team. One more player is yet to be named, and the Aussie cricket team skipper Tim Paine is the coach.While the fans will be on a treat to witness the legendary former cricketers head to the pitch for the charitable cause, former Aussie hall of fame Shane Warne announced that he will unfortunately miss the match, due to a convocation with the Nelson Mandela Foundation on Sunday.“Very sad & disappointed to be missing Sunday’s cricket bash game. The reason being – I have an 8am commitment for the Mandela foundation and a walk in Capetown on Tuesday morning at 8am.” Warne tweeted this morning.He also pulled a jest on his former teammates, asking a lift on a private jet: “No airlines can get me there in time. Happy to play if someone offers up there private plane?”The Bushfire Cricket Bash is scheduled on 9th February at the Junction Oval sports ground in Melbourne.Also read-Legendary Aussie team of the 90s reuniting for one game to raise funds to combat Aussie bushfireClassy Shane Warne raises $1 Million for Australian bushfire crisis by auctioning his test cap Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 24, 2016)–Closed since mid-July, Santa Anita’s stable area will re-open on Friday, Sept. 2, as horsemen prepare for the track’s 2016 Autumn Meet opener on Sept. 30. With Santa Anita set to host the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record ninth time on Nov. 4 & 5, stall space will be at a premium and horsemen will be able to train over a newly renovated main track and inner training oval.Additionally, Santa Anita’s new turf course, which was installed during June and July, will be open for business on opening day as the Grade III Eddie D. Stakes, at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf, will highlight the day’s racing.“We’ve completed some maintenance projects in the stable area and our main track and turf course both look terrific,” said Rick Hammerle, Santa Anita’s Vice President of Racing. “I think people are excited about coming back and we’re looking forward to opening up on Sept. 30.”First post time on Sept. 30 will be at 1 p.m. and first post on most weekends will be at 12:30 p.m. For more information on the upcoming Autumn Meet, including reserved seating, dining and Breeders’ Cup information, please visit, or contact the Breeders’ Cup Call Center at (859) 514-9428. TWO-DAY BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ON NOV. 4 & 5 TO HIGHLIGHT 23-DAY STANDlast_img read more

Arnett, BT to rock Trench Town in Red Stripe Premier League

first_imgFollowing their defeat last week, defending champions Arnett Gardens will not only be seeking to return to winning ways today, but will also be fighting for bragging rights on Collie Smith Drive.Sharing the same street, Collie Smith Drive, Arnett Gardens will be hoping to share little else with their neighbours when the two meet this evening at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex.Arnett Gardens should enjoy home advantage, but that in itself should not mean much if their last performance is anything to go by. Against Cavalier, they looked lost as they allowed themselves to be dictated to by the less fancied opposition.Their opening game, played at home, saw a better show by them, but that was against newcomers UWI FC, who were also beaten 3-0 in their second game by Montego Bay United.”We lost Monday’s game, but we just have to concentrate on the game at hand,” said coach Jerome Waite of Arnett Gardens.”Preseason training is important before the competition starts. Where that is concerned, Arnett Gardens failed. We had some players going overseas, some playing business house, some playing corner league, so we did not have proper preparation, so what is happening is basically preseason work,” Waite added, explaining his team’s below par performance.Despite that situation, Waite expects his players to put in a much better performance today.”The work that the team put in this week was much improved, so we should see a better performance. They are still not where I want them to be but we can still do enough to pull off a victory,” Waite said.Boys’ Town’s Andrew Price is expecting a tough game.”This game is going to be very competitive. All Collie Smith Drive games are and I don’t expect this to be different,” said Price.Unlike Arnett Gardens, Boys’ Town have not won any of their two games so far, but have not lost any either. They started brightly in both of their games, but were unable to put away the opposition.”My team is slowly getting to where we want to be. One of the things that we have been working on is keeping the lead. We need to keep our shape in defence and midfield because we have the players who will score for us,” said Price.He added: “Peter Keyes and Michael Blygen have looked sharp, Rafeik Thomas scored 16 goals for us last season and there is also the youngster, Shamar Nicholson, who should feature at some point.”If Arnett Gardens are to win, the leadership qualities of O’Neil Thompson will need to be at its best, as he, along with Andrew Phang and Leon Strickland, will have to carry the youngsters.At Drewsland Stadium, visitors Portmore United will be aiming to maintain their unbeaten record when they go up against Waterhouse, who have just one point from their one completed game.Rivoli United will be looking for their first win of the season when they entertain UWI FC, who are still to record a win or score a goal in the League, while Tivoli Gardens will host Humble Lion without the electric Jermaine Johnson.On Monday night, Harbour View will play Reno under lights.Today’s Games6:00 p.m.: Arnett Gardens vs Boys’ Town at Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex4:00 p.m.: Rivoli United vs UWI FC at Spanish Town Prison Oval3:30 p.m.: Tivoli Gardens vs Humble Lion at Edward Seaga Sports Complex4:00 p.m.: Waterhouse vs Portmore United at Drewsland StadiumMonday Night Game8:30 p.m.: Harbour View vs Reno at Harbour View StadiumStandingsTeams P W D L GF GA GD PtsPortmore 2 2 0 0 3 0 3 6Cavalier 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 4Arnett 2 1 0 1 3 1 1 3MoBay Utd 2 1 0 1 3 2 1 3Reno 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3Boys’ Town 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2H.View 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2Tivoli 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 2Waterhouse 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1Humble Lion 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1Rivoli 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1UWI FC 2 0 0 2 0 6 -6 0last_img read more

Nelspruit seeks investors

first_img22 August 2008 Potential investors, who will also have the opportunity to co-develop a five-star hotel that will also be located in the complex, were taken on a site visit in July. The Mpumalanga Economic Growth Agency (Mega) is looking for investors for the construction and development of a 5 000-seat international convention centre to be built in the provincial capital, Nelspruit. “The facility will probably be built to international standards and will be able to host national and international meetings like the one in Durban,” he said. “Conferences and banquets, as well as concerts and selected indoor sporting events, will also be accommodated, not just for the World Cup, but beyond.” SAinfo reporter and BuaNews Mbombela municipal spokesperson Vusi Sibiya added that once complete, the centre would support in growing the province’s tourism industry. “We are still in the process of finding suitable investors to start the project.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The 46 000-seater stadium, which will conform to international standards, is expected to be complete by October 2009. The stadium is expected to host five first round matches. “Mega is acting as a facilitator of the project as part of our mandate to attract new investment into the province,” Mega trade and investment head Anton Scheepers said in Nelspruit this week. The centre, as well as the five-star hotel, is being planned so the town can take full advantage of hosting football matches during the 2010 Fifa World Cup. The project has already attracted the support of both the Mpumalanga provincial government and the Mbombela Local Municipality of which Nelspruit is a part. Construction is currently ongoing at the Mbombela Stadium, which is approximately seven kilometres from the city centre and about 12 kilometres from the nearby Kruger-Mpumalanga airport. Its close proximity to various game parks will offer spectators the opportunity of seeing wildlife during the tournament’s rest days.last_img read more

Photo: WVU Great Tavon Austin Posted A Selfie While Having The School’s Logo Tattooed On His Chest

first_imgGeneric photo of footballs in an end zone.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Tavon Austin was one of the most exciting players in college football during his time at West Virginia, and now he’s ready to rep his alma mater forever. Austin posted a selfie while getting the West Virginia logo tattooed on his chest to Instagram. That is some serious dedication.Austin’s former WVU teammate Bruce Irvin is also a fan of the Rams receiver’s new ink.I see u ! RT @CHIEF_24_: First @BIrvin_WVU11 and now @Tayaustin01 so awesome to see these athletes show #WVU love— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) February 18, 2015 It would be hard for Austin to become even more popular with Mountaineer fans, but he may have pulled it off.last_img read more

Here’s What We Think The Big 12 Divisions Would Look Like

first_imgThe Big 12 Conference's logo.Earlier today, the Big 12 announced that it had unanimously approved the re-institution of a conference championship game in 2017.The league also announced that it would likely split into a pair of five-team divisions, which drew a slew of outside criticism. What’s the point of divisions if doing round-robin? The Big 12 is clueless— Jason Brown (@JasonBrown96) June 3, 2016We decided to try and figure out how those divisions might look when they are formed. Here’s what we came up with:NorthOklahoma Oklahoma State Kansas Kansas State West VirginiaSouthTexas Texas Tech Baylor TCU Iowa StateLet’s take a look at how we arrived at these splits. First, Oklahoma and Texas will definitely be split up. Texas will likely want to be in a division with the other Texas schools, and it makes geographical sense. Meanwhile, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State fighting it out for North supremacy and a spot in the title game makes things interesting. The Kansas schools then get grouped in with the two Oklahoma programs. Iowa State makes zero sense in the South, but neither does Missouri in the SEC East. Additionally, we had to beef up the North a little bit, so we gave them West Virginia, a better program than the Cyclones. Do these divisions make sense, or should we have switched some things around? How would you have done them?last_img read more

Steve Van Zandt To Be Honored By Little Kids Rock

first_imgBefore Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band finish the second U.S. leg of its world tour, many of its members will attend Little Kids Rock’s 10th anniversary Right to Rock Celebration, sponsored by the House of Marley and October 16th in New York city Steven Van Zandt will be presented with the “Big Man of The Year Award,” given annually to honor the legacy of the late, great Clarence Clemons. Van Zandt joins past honorees Lady Gaga and The Big Man himself. The event is being co-chaired by actress Maureen Van Zandt and E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg.The gala will resemble an all-star rock and roll festival with Van Zandt performing alongside many of his musical friends, including Elvis Costello, Dion DiMucci, Tom Morello, Darlene Love, Southside Johnny, Kris Allen, Rubén Blades, Gary U.S. Bonds, Michael Des Barres, Michael Johns, Jesse Malin, Jake Clemons, NYC Hit Squad and more surprise guests expected to attend. Little Kids Rock students will join these rock legends on stage to perform along side and celebrate the joy of music.The event, sponsored by The House of Marley and, will be held on Tuesday, October 16 at the Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom and will run from 6:30pm until the music stops. Table sponsorships are available for purchase and limited balcony-level tickets for the show (no bar or dinner) will be made available next week. For more information visit key part of the evening will be the live and silent auctions (opening online in the weeks leading up to the event and concluding live at the October 16th event) featuring hard-to-find treasures like a keyboard signed by Lady Gaga, a guitar signed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (with Jake Clemons making the piece a “first of a kind”), a tour of NFL Films and the set of Inside the NFL with Phil Simms, a custom guitar featuring Bob Marley hand painted by famed tattoo artist Mister Cartoon, an exclusive dinner with Maureen and Steven Van Zandt, a 5-night stay at one of the Hard Rock All-Inclusive Collection Resorts and much more. The funds raised by this once-in-a-lifetime musical extravaganza and unique auction will help Little Kids Rock bring the gift of music education to disadvantaged youth across the United States. The funds from this event and auction will enable Little Kids Rock to bring free lessons and instruments to over 100,000 disadvantaged public school students in 12 states.“Putting instruments in [children’s] hands is empowering,” Van Zandt said after personally delivering guitars to Little Kids Rock students in the Bronx last year. “We’re the only country in the world that thinks that art is a luxury. It’s not a luxury; it’s a necessity of life.”“It is a privilege to honor Steven Van Zandt,” said David Wish, Little Kids Rock’s Founder and Executive Director. “To do so with the company of the E Street Band friends and family is just thrilling.” Wish added, “Steven Van Zandt is a great artist, philanthropist and humanitarian who has provided tremendous support for Little Kids Rock students and for many people around the world. No wonder so many other artists are coming out and paying tribute to him.”Together, The House of Marley and are this year’s presenting sponsors of the Right to Rock Celebration and an ongoing partner with Little Kids Rock. The House of Marley is a collection of premium quality, earth-friendly lifestyle and personal audio gear, created in partnership with the Marley family, and donates a portion of all sales to, the Marley family nonprofit organization that focuses on youth, planet and peace. During the event, will announce a surprise fundraising project with Little Kids Rock that honors the spirit and artistry of the legendary Bob Marley.Tickets are available here.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Ontario inquest bears echo of residential school tragedy First Nation leader

first_imgThe Canadian PressOTTAWA – An Ontario inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations high school students is raising difficult questions and themes sure to be echoed by a forthcoming inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, Aboriginal leaders say. The inquiry, which resumes Monday in Thunder Bay, is exploring how the deaths were investigated and the level of communication between officials and families, Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler said in an interview. Nishnawbe Aski is one of the parties with standing at the inquest. “I think there are a couple of themes that have emerged from this inquest that we see a strong parallel with the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls,” Fiddler said. “One is the racism that these students experienced here in Thunder Bay and the lack of proper attention by the authorities into these deaths. There were delays in launching a full-scale search for these students once they were reported missing.” The inquest, which is being conducted in phases in front of a jury, is exploring what happened to 15-year-old Jethro Anderson, 18-year-old Curran Strang, 21-year-old Paul Panacheese, 19-year-old Robyn Harper, 17-year-old Kyle Morrisseau, 15-year-old Jordan Wabasse and 15-year-old Reggie Bushie. The deaths, which occurred between 2000 and 2011, all took place while the students were living in Thunder Bay, away from their First Nations communities, in order to be able to attend high school. Many northern Ontario communities lack high schools, which forces young people to live in boarding houses that are closer to available facilities, Fiddler said. “For the most part, you don’t have a choice but to go to high school _ whether it is in Sioux Lookout or Timmins or Thunder Bay,” he said. It’s an experience with which Fiddler has first-hand knowledge. “For me, it was the realization I was one of those kids,” he said, recalling the memory of leaving his First Nations community to attend school in Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay. “It hits pretty close to home. You can’t help but feel that you have to do something about what was happening _ and what is happening.” Although the jury’s conclusions are not binding, the hope is that it can make recommendations in order to prevent deaths in similar circumstances. The inquest is expected to highlight systemic problems with First Nations child welfare and access to education _ areas also flagged in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recent findings in its exhaustive study of Canada’s now-defunct residential school system. In an interview with The Canadian Press, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett called the Thunder Bay deaths a “terrible tragedy.” “Obviously the child welfare system is not working and I have already promised that we will look at it and overhaul it to make sure that we can have families stay together whenever possible,” said Bennett. “This is truly sobering, this inquest … we want to be able to put in place concrete actions at all levels of government to prevent this tragedy in the future.” Canada may no longer have residential schools, but the attitudes and stigmas that helped bring them about are still a factor, said NDP Indigenous affairs critic Charlie Angus, whose northern Ontario riding includes a number of First Nations communities. “I’ve spoken with young people who have left home at 14 and lived in boarding houses,” Angus said.“ They talk about the residential schools; they say, ‘This is what my grandparents when through.”’ Young Indigenous people are often forced to leave their tight-knit home communities behind, ending up in big cities that can be dark and dangerous alternate worlds, Angus said. “Why is that situation happening? It is because the federal government doesn’t supply high schools in many of these communities.” Bennett said the new Liberal government is looking at solutions. “I’m heartened by the fact that so many people are thinking about these things and obviously it really touches Charlie Angus’s riding,” she said. “The kinds of supports and services that are there for those communities (are) clearly not adequate.”last_img read more

Miss Keenans class at KhatinasAxh school in the Yukon wins a trip

first_imgLuke SmithAPTN NewsMiss Keenan’s Grade 5, 6 and 7 class at Khatinas.Axh school in the Yukon has won a Parks Canada contest that will see them travel to Manitoba this summer.The school is based in Teslin, a small community about two hours south of Whitehorse.It’s home to about 125 people – mostly Tlingit.The community has a speed limit of 30 kilometres per hour and one of its RCMP cruisers is made out of plywood.But the kindergarten to Grade 8 school, which has about 50 students, plays a big part in the community and is supported by the community’s Elders.One of the challenges this community faces is the preservation of its inland Tlingit language.And how they do that was one of the keys to winning the [email protected]last_img read more

Trump insider and National Enquirer exec leaving Postmedia board of directors

first_imgDonald Trump insider David Pecker is stepping down from the board of Canadian media giant Postmedia Network Canada Corp.The company that owns several of Canada’s biggest daily newspapers says Pecker tendered his resignation so that he can better focus on his other business interests.The CEO of American Media Inc., publisher of the tabloid National Enquirer, was reported last week to have been granted immunity by U.S. federal prosecutors in return for information in their probe of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.“David noted that it is important for him to focus his efforts on ensuring that his businesses are best positioned for continued growth,” said Postmedia lead director Peter Sharpe in a news release.Postmedia CEO Paul Godfrey thanked Pecker for his service since being appointed to the board of directors in October, 2016.According to a company regulatory filing, Pecker earned fees of $117,500 for about 11 months of service in the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2017, and had perfect attendance for nine meetings of Postmedia’s board and five meetings of its compensation and pension committee.His departure is effective immediately.The Associated Press has reported that the Enquirer kept a safe containing documents about hush-money payments and damaging stories it killed as part of its cozy relationship with Trump leading up to 2016 presidential election.Companies mentioned in this article: (TSX:PNC)last_img read more

Husky Energy offers apology for largest ever oil spill off Newfoundland coast

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Husky Energy is apologizing for Newfoundland’s largest-ever oil spill last month, which saw 250,000 litres leak into the ocean.The huge spill of oil, water and gas happened while Husky Energy’s SeaRose platform was preparing to restart production during a fierce storm that was, at the time, the most intense in the world.In a statement Monday, the company says it is “deeply sorry” for the incident and is committed to learning from it and putting measures in place “to ensure it doesn’t happen again.”On Friday, Husky submitted its preliminary report on the Nov. 16 spill, stating that it appears that a flowline connector failed near the South White Rose Extension drill centre — about 350 kilometres east of St. John’s.The company says the initial release occurred during the 20 minutes that crews were troubleshooting a drop in flowline pressure, and a retest led to a second release lasting about 15 minutes.  The regulatory board that oversees the province’s offshore activities has said it’s now impossible to clean up the oil spill.Scott Tessier, chief executive of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, said no oil sheens were spotted on the water, meaning the oil has likely broken down to the point that it cannot be cleaned up.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Nelson Mandela to be honored at 20th Fes Festival of World

first_imgFez – The 20th Fes festival of the world sacred music, to be held from next June 13 to 21 will pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, the first African president of post-apartheid south Africa who passed away lately at 95.This year’s festival, themed, “conference of birds, when cultures travel ” will feature a much-awaited concert of Youssou Ndour and Johnny Clegg in the mythical Bab Makina square.Youssou Ndour is Senegalese singer, percussionist, songwriter, composer, occasional actor, businessman and a politician. In 2004, Rolling Stone described him as, “perhaps the most famous singer alive” in Senegal and much of Africa. He has been holding since 1985 a mega concert in Dakar for the release of Mandela. Johnny Clegg has always linked his music to the anti-apartheid struggle.The famous Fes Forum will debate aspects of Mandela’s personality as a militant and politician. The African leader will also be present in the Batha museum for a debate titled “Is a Mandela possible in the Middle east?”last_img read more

Ohio State football names captaincy quintet

Ohio State football added another chapter to its own history Sunday evening with the announcement that seniors Garrett Goebel, John Simon, Etienne Sabino, Jordan Hall and Zach Boren will captain the 2012 Buckeyes. Goebel, Simon, Sabino, Hall and Boren were chosen by their peers to lead first-year OSU coach Urban Meyer’s squad, which learned Saturday that it is ranked No. 18 in the Associated Press’ first Top 25 poll of the season. “Announcing who are team captains is one of the great honors I get to do as head coach,” Meyer said in an OSU athletics Sunday release. “We had a number of guys get votes. This is a really good group of seniors who I am very proud to have leading this team.” Simon, co-captain of former head coach and current defensive coordinator Luke Fickell’s 2011 Buckeyes, becomes just the seventh two-time captain in OSU history. Being named captain meant a lot, Simon said the athletic department release. “I appreciate the votes of the players. This is one of the biggest honors a player can receive and I’ll be proud to lead this team along with four other great guys,” Simon said. “We’ll have a really good season if we all lead well.” Simon (defensive lineman) Boren (fullback) and Sabino (linebacker) all joined Meyer in Chicago for Big Ten Media Days – the three players have been visible at media events.  Hall, a senior running back, joins the captain quintet despite surgery for a torn ligament in his foot after stepping on glass while walking his pit bull dog, “Cali.” Hall could miss up to three games at the outset of OSU’s non-conference schedule. Hall said his selection for the captaincy is a dream come true. “I was hoping to be named a captain but I was also a little surprised when it happened,” Hall said. “I can’t thank my teammates enough for selecting me for this honor.” Goebel, a redshirt senior defensive lineman with five career starts to his name, said that he too is honored by his selection as captain. “I’m excited. It is an honor that your teammates think that highly of you to name you a captain,” Goebel said. “I’m going to put everything I have into this responsibility.” OSU’s five new captains will lead the team into competition for the Buckeyes’ first game this year Sept. 1 at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for noon. read more

Video Ronaldo breaks silence on losing out in FIFA awards

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has broken his silence on FIFA’s The Best awards that saw him lose out to both Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah respectivelyThe Juventus star was left empty-handed as his former Real Madrid teammate Modric claimed FIFA Player of the Year award.This came despite the fact that it had been Ronaldo who inspired Los Blancos to a third successive Champions League triumph last season with an impressive 15 goals.Meanwhile, the Portuguese superstar’s spectacular overhead kick against Juventus in last term’s Champions League quarter-finals was also overlooked for FIFA’s Puskas award in favour of Salah’s strike against Everton in the Premier League.However, Ronaldo instead showed respect and congratulated the pair on their achievements.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.Although he put in a reminder of what he has accomplished himself.“I congratulate him [Modric], sometimes it’s like that, you win and lose. I’m happy with what I’m doing, I’m at the same level for the last 15 years,” he said in an Instagram Live video.“His [Salah] is definitely a well-deserved award, it was a nice goal, but my overhead kick against Juventus in the Champions League was better. That’s okay though, I already have that prize at home.”Ronaldo will likely line-up for Juventus today ahead of their showdown with title rivals Napoli at Turin at 18:00 (GMT +2).last_img read more

Spalletti Inter Milan will be without Nainggolan for a while

first_imgInter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti expects a lengthy lay-off for Radja Nainggolan after he limped off in Sunday’s 1-0 derby win over AC MilanThe Belgian midfielder was forced off with a reported ankle problem after just 30 minutes of action at the San Siro following a challenge by Milan counterpart Lucas Biglia.Now Spalletti, who replaced Nainggolan with Borja Valero in the game, fears a long absence for his summer signing.“Nainggolan has been chopped down,” Spalletti said to Sky Sport Italia.“We have to take him to the hospital and see. He won’t be with us for a while.”Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.A dramatic injury-time winner from captain Mauro Icardi settled the 222nd official Derby di Milano in Inter’s favour.Spalletti, who felt that they were the deserving victors, was also pleased with the way Inter countered Milan’s dangerous passing game.“It’s dangerous when you press high, as there is always the risk of conceding a counter, but we were perfect and forced Milan to continually lose the ball,” added Spalletti.“We ensured Milan were incapable of playing their quality passing game that Gennaro Gattuso had spoken about.”Inter will next face Barcelona on Wednesday in the Champions League at Camp Nou.last_img read more

Sinclair wants to shine again for Celtic

first_imgThe Hoops attacker used to be an award-winning footballer and had a difficult 12-month run in terms of personal formScott Sinclair’s name was once a very respected name in the Scottish Premier League club Celtic.But he had a difficult 12 months run that ended up costing him his personal form.Now he wants to climb back to the top.“When I go out there, I still believe in myself 100 percent. I know the goals will come and I’ll be back on top form again,” he told The Telegraph.Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“Maybe opposition teams were also trying to man-mark or double-team me in certain games.”“They’re trying to stop me dribbling and scoring goals, but it’s up to me to come up with different ways and find solutions,” he added.“I like when people doubt me, that drives me on.”“As a footballer, you’re always going to get that, but the quality I showed a couple of seasons ago was proof of what I can do. It’s just about getting back up to that same level again,” he concluded.last_img read more