Grow with the Forest Valley Villas / Origin Architect

first_img Li Ji, Zhang Hao, Liu Hongyan, Wang Shuyu, Wang Jing, Luo Qi, Bai Di, Shi Yan Photographs Area:  2450 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Zhi Xia+ 37 Share Grow with the Forest Valley Villas / Origin ArchitectSave this projectSaveGrow with the Forest Valley Villas / Origin Architect CopyAbout this officeOrigin ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsSteelStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingChinaPublished on November 01, 2017Cite: “Grow with the Forest Valley Villas / Origin Architect” 31 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream China “COPY” Grow with the Forest Valley Villas / Origin Architect Housing Year:  ArchDailycenter_img Architects: Origin Architect Area Area of this architecture project 2017 Projects Photographs:  Zhi Xia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/882547/grow-with-the-forest-valley-villas-at-the-foot-of-changbai-mountain-origin-architect Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/882547/grow-with-the-forest-valley-villas-at-the-foot-of-changbai-mountain-origin-architect Clipboard “COPY” CopyHousing•China Interior Design:Li Ji, Lian HuiLandscape Design:Li Ji, Ye Qiang, Chen Sicong, Liang Xiaohu, Zhao Xue, Mei Kejia, Bai DEngineer:China Aerospace Construction Group Co., LtdEngineers In Charge:Wang Qingxia, Dong XuelianEngineer Team:Dong Xuelian, Wang Jun, Hong Caibin, Zhao Pei, Deng Lixi, Xue Mei, Li Lu; Water/Tan Pengyan, Chen Chun, Wen Yanfang, Han Pei, Fan Hongying; HVAC/Wu Yan, Li Shuyu, Sun Binhui, Zhao Qian; Electrical/Zhu Xincheng, Li Zhe, Wang Luchen, Chen Zhizhong, Bao ErpingInterior Design Development:Beijing JustMove Interior Design Co., LtdInterior Designers In Charge:Wu Xin, Wu JiangliClient:Purple Jade LandClient’s Team:Jiang Lan, Huang Honghao, Qiu ShuangArchitect In Charge:Li JiCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Zhi XiaRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. In their eternal calm (from the sky and the woods), he finds himself. -EmersonOriginThe project is located in Erdaobai River Town, at the foot of the tallest mountain range in eastern Eurasia-Changbai Mountain. It is not only the gateway to the northern slope of Changbai Mountain, but also the frontier where urban development confronts nature.The site itself is revealing typicalcondition of borderline in urban expansion,that a clearline divides the site into two halves, reflecting the confrontation between nature and cities. One side is a virgin forest river valley. On the other side, there is a huge scar from urban development—abandoned folk amusement park that has already shut down. There, The land lies desolate, piled with construction waste.Save this picture!© Zhi XiaSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Zhi XiaOrigin Architect seeks to explore the method to achieve symbiotic harmony between nature and human activities, and possibilities for border between nature and cities.Save this picture!© Zhi XiaGrowing ForestIn awe of nature, after reflecting on the common practice in urban construction in Erdaobai River Town,  Origin Architect proposed a reverse goal at first:  to restore the urban construction landto natural forest.Save this picture!© Zhi XiaThe design team probed into the site and did meticulous survey and investigation on the entire river valley forest eco system, We also mapped and measured each primeval tree and exposed stone respectively. Moreover, we proceeded ecological restoration to areas where construction of the amusement park had damaged. We removed construction waste, restored landforms and rainwater channels according to the vein, dredged choked rivers and cultivated vegetation to encourage ecological redevelopment of this area, so that the separated waste land could be embraced by nature again, and the vast primeval river valley forest could break down the barriers caused by urban development and extend citywards.Save this picture!SectionGrow in the ForestBuildings are like collectors on the slopes, taking in light and view. Despite partial contact with the land, each building softly floats above the surface of earth or rivers, minimizing their interference with the land. The buildings do not have predetermined shapes. They just carefully avoid every primeval tree and grow freely towards the sun and landscapes. Living rooms face the mountains; dining rooms stand out in forests; bedrooms overlook the creeks. Every stick-out window is a tranquil corner for man to feel nature by himself. Unobstructed interior design forms a channel that turns everyday life into shuttling between landscapes in different directions. When you look around, you can see the forest, river, mountain and sunshine interweaving in front of you. Landscapes change and seasons pass before you realize them.Save this picture!© Zhi XiaIt is said that the stretch of forest around the upper reaches of the rapid river is a breeding ground for Chinese mergansers, a rare species survived the Tertiary Period ice age.Spaces under the buildings are free for passing through of light, wind and rainwater. Plants grow luxuriantly. Small wild animals move and migrate freely. Chinese mergansers also have a paradise for reproduction as they have more shelter.Save this picture!© Zhi XiaProject gallerySee allShow lessRusty House / OK PLAN ARCHITECTSSelected ProjectsErum Church / Lee Eunseok + Atelier KOMASelected Projects Share Architecture Design: last_img read more

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Online coverage of drug-trafficking under threat in Tamaulipas

first_img Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Organisation News May 13, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas Follow the news on Mexico April 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Newscenter_img News Receive email alerts May 5, 2021 Find out more to go further MexicoAmericas August 4, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Online coverage of drug-trafficking under threat in Tamaulipas RSF_en Reports The authorities in Mexico’s northeastern border state of Tamaulipas are said to behind smear campaigns and acts of intimidation targeting journalists and bloggers in this region.A blogger who is one of the leading users of #Reynosafollow, a Twitter network where a great deal of information about organized crime is posted, reported on 21 July that he has become the target of threats and smears on social networks.The bloggers, who tweets as @MrCruzStar and uses the blog name of “Chuy News” to protect his identify, is being accused by anonymous social network users of being a leader of the “halcones” or hawks – people who report police activity to the drug traffickers.He is also being accused of arranging organized crime meetings in Reynosa, the state’s largest city.Someone posted @MrCruzStar’s alleged photo online on 22 July, risking the anonymity he had enjoyed until then. He told Reporters Without Borders that these threats are a result of his criticism of the anti-drug-trafficking operations of the Tamaulipas and federal authorities.Julia Le Duc, a reporter for the news website La Jornada, is also one of the targets of the same online smear campaign by the same users. A series of threats has meanwhile forced the closure of #VigilantesM, a Twitter account that provided information about public safety in Tamaulipas.“We condemn this intimidation,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk. “The free flow of independently reported information is the first step in combatting corruption. It is essential that the Mexican government should take measures to protect those who circulate such information.”Journalists have already been reduced to silence in Tamaulipas, a state badly hit by drug trafficking. As a result of grave threats to the local media, most of the information available about the activities of drug traffickers is now to be found online. But the threats have followed this move, and now netizens are being targeted.The murder of María Elizabeth Macias, an influential blogger found decapitated in the Tamaulipas city of Nuevo Laredo on 24 September 2011, is illustrative of the extreme tension in drug-trafficking hubs. Her killers left this message beside her body: “Look where my and others’ reporting led me.”Reporters Without Borders has registered six murders of journalists in the past two years in Mexico, which is one of the world’s deadliest countries for media personnel and is ranked 152nd out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.last_img read more

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Memorial Day events honor vets

first_img Pinterest Facebook Local News Memorial Day events honor vets OC employee of the year always learning Foolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinSummer Spaghetti SaladHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Members of the VFW Post 4372 Honor Guard fire a three-volley salute as part of a Memorial Day ceremony May 25, 2015, at the post. Several locations around Odessa and Midland will be offering events Monday honoring fallen heroes and celebrating veterans for Memorial Day.Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4372, hosts a flag raising ceremony and breakfast in honor of Memorial Day Monday.The ceremony is scheduled for 7 a.m. at the VFW Building, 208 E. VFW Lane. VFW’s Honor Guard will conduct the raising of the flag, and after the flag is raised, the VFW’s Honor Guard Chaplain will give a speech, detailing the background and history of Memorial Day and what it means for veterans.Following the raising of the flag, the chaplain will bless the food and the breakfast will begin. The event is free and open for all to attend.“Memorial Day is where we remember all those that have fought and served our country and gave their lives during active service,” VFW Chaplain Capt. Reese Lopez said, “as well as those that passed away after and served our country.”Lopez said the event was also to honor those who are in active duty, and the children who will grow up to defend the nation.After the ceremony and breakfast, Lopez said he and other VFW members would be visiting the veterans of Korea and World War II at nursing homes around Odessa.There will also be a Memorial Day event beginning at 10 a.m. at the High Sky Wing in Midland, 9612 Wright Drive. It’s a free event open to the public with food and drinks, a short ceremony, and a vintage military aircraft flyover.“We just want people to remember what Memorial Day’s all about,” High Sky Wing Development Officer Gene Linebarger said. “It’s trying to remember the sacrifices that were made by those who served.”The High Sky Wing contains the Midland Army Air Field Museum, where attendees can come see vintage aircraft and see inside the cockpits.Also on Memorial Day will be the 19th annual “Ride to Remember.” The annual motorcycle ride is open to the public, inviting people to meet at the Permian Basin Vietnam Memorial in Midland, 9900 Wright Drive, and ride to the veterans memorial in Andrews, where there will be a barbecue lunch service.“It’s a ride in remembrance of everybody that gave their life for this country,” Bill McNeill, one of the ride organizers, said.On Memorial Day, all active duty military and veterans will also be able to eat for free from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Hooters, 2660 JBS Parkway.If You Go>> What: Breakfast and flag raising ceremony.>> When: 7 a.m. Monday.>> Where: VFW Post 4372, 208 E. VFW Lane.If You Go>> What: High Sky Wing 2018 Memorial Day.>> When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.>> Where: High Sky Wing, 9612 Wright Drive, Midland.If You Go>> What: Memorial Day Ride to Remember.>> When: 9 a.m. Monday.>> Where: Permian Basin Veteran Memorial, 9900 Wright Drive, Midland. Home Local News Memorial Day events honor vets Twitter Facebookcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School By admin – May 25, 2018 Twitter Previous articleGraduations start todayNext articleFive things you need to know today, May 25 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ last_img read more

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Former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti, In Detention Since August 2019, Released

first_imgNews UpdatesFormer J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti, In Detention Since August 2019, Released LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK13 Oct 2020 9:31 AMShare This – xFormer Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti was released from detention on Tuesday night.Read the order revoking the detention of Mehbooba Mufti @MehboobaMufti pic.twitter.com/665arbGhgt— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) October 13, 2020 Mufti has been under detention since August 5, 2019, the day when the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was repealed. Her detention…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginFormer Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti was released from detention on Tuesday night.Read the order revoking the detention of Mehbooba Mufti @MehboobaMufti pic.twitter.com/665arbGhgt— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) October 13, 2020 Mufti has been under detention since August 5, 2019, the day when the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was repealed. Her detention under the J&K Public Safety Act was being extended from time to time.Though other prominent political leaders of J&K such as Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah, leaders of the National Conference, were also detained then, they were released later. Farooq Abdullah was released on March 13, 2020 and his son was released ten days later.A habeas corpus petition seeking the release of Mufti is pending in the Supreme Court.”How long can Mehbooba Mufti be kept in custody?”, the Court had asked the J&K administration last month.Following her release on Tuesday night, Mufti’s daughter Iltija conveyed thanks through her mother’s handle to everyone who had supported her during this period.As Ms Mufti’s illegal detention finally comes to an end, Id like to thank everybody who supported me in these tough times. I owe a debt of gratitude to you all. This is Iltija signing off. فی امان اﷲ May allah protect you— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) October 13, 2020 Next Storylast_img read more

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Farm Day: Students learn about life on the farm (gallery)

first_img Print Article Latest Stories Morris said those involved with Farm Day will look at ways to improve on the inaugural event and will invite input from others in the community who are passionate about agriculture.Karen Smith, third-grade teacher at Banks, said from all indications, Third-Grade Farm Day was a great success.“It was a great day,” Smith said. “The children had a wonderful time. It was hands-on and they all learned something. Farm Day was well organized and I liked the way they rotated from station to station. The children didn’t stay at an one station too long and that kept their interest high.”Smith said bringing the farm to the schools was a good learning experience but having the students “go” to the farm was an even better one.“Farm Day is certainly a good learning experience and hopefully it will be a regular event,” she said.Third Grade Farm Day featured 12 topic stations. The topics and presenters were: Cotton, William Birdsong, Extension; Peanut, Kris Balkcom, Extension; Corn, Brandon Dillard, Extension; Tractor Safety, Colin Morris, Goshen Farmers Co-op; Venomous Snakes, Jordan Graves, Extension; Horses, Ester Gilbreth and Mary Pettway, Goshen FFA; Soils, Debra Huggins-Davis, Pike County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Josh Elliot, NRCS; Hand Washing, Bridget Brannon, Extension; Chemical Safety, Ms. Edwards, Extension; Chicken, Michael Simmons and Nicole Nichols, Wayne Farms, and Heath Wesley, Extension; Milk Goats, James Kirkland, farmer; Ag Academy, instructors.Morris said she would like to express appreciation to all the presenters and to the volunteers from the Ag Academy, 4-H Youth Council, Linton Tractor Company, Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Alabama Soybean Producers and South Alabama Electric Co-op. Farm Day: Students learn about life on the farm (gallery) Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content The Pike County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Soil House gave the third-graders an opportunity to go under ground and see what life is like for the animals that make their homes there. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson For one morning in late September, every third-grade student in Pike County “lived” on a farm. On that morning, they bumped elbows with a tractor, rubbed noses with a fluffy baby chick, and “crawled” around underground with snakes and mice.The students learned about cotton, peanuts and corn. They discovered that goats give milk, that horses have tender spots and that germs are hard rascals to remove. Published 3:00 am Friday, September 26, 2014 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Early Thursday morning, 450 third-graders were down on Cattleman Park farm and were ready and eager to get going with their chores.Third-Grade Farm Day was sponsored by the Pike County Young Farmers/Farmers Federation, Pike County Extension, Pike County Cattlemen’s Association, Pike County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce Farm-City Committee.“In past years, we have taken the ‘farm’ to the different schools,” said Jessica Morris, president of the Pike County Young Farmers and event coordinator. “This year, we decided to bring the kids to the farm. They seemed to really enjoy being on the farm.” The Pike County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Soil House gave the third-graders an opportunity to go under ground and see what life is like for the animals that make their homes there. MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELL You Might Like Troy-Pike Center for Technology students prepare for robotics competition Above, Brian Lareau watches as a robotic arm operated by a classmate paints on a sheet of paper. The Troy-Pike… read more Sammy Soil greeted the third-graders who attended Farm Day. Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Morris said she was pleased that the students from all schools were interested in what Farm Day offered.“Children are always excited about animals but what impressed and surprised me was how interested they were in the field crops and the natural resources,” she said. “Even the kids who are more familiar with farm life benefited from the knowledge of experts in their fields who also had life experiences to share.”Morris said the idea behind Third Grade Farm Day was to introduce the children to the world of agriculture in a fun and educational way. Children need to know about and appreciate the world around them, she said.“Pike County fourth-graders learn about water and fifth-graders learn about forestry,” Morris said. “By participating in Farm Day, the third graders will now be able to identify crops as they go down the road. That way they will be more aware of Pike County agriculture.” 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. 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Coronavirus live updates: 100% of New York workforce must stay home

first_img9:48 a.m.: Longtime NBC News employee dies from coronavirusA longtime NBC News employee has died from coronavirus, leaving behind his wife and two sons, NBC News Chairman Andy Lack said.Larry Edgeworth most recently worked in an equipment room at NBC News’ New York headquarters. He previously spent 25 years as an NBC News audio technician and he traveled around the world with producers and correspondents, Lack said. The man on the left is Larry Edgeworth. I met him as the sound tech on our team that covered the Romney campaign in 2012. He called me “slim,” and helped me put together my first resume tape. He was SO proud of his kids. He was hilarious. Yesterday he lost his fight with COVID-19 pic.twitter.com/73D93utgPX— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) March 20, 2020Edgeworth suffered from health issues, his wife said.7:35 a.m. ‘None of us have the adequate infrastructure for this,’ Los Angeles mayor warnsA day after ordering all residents to stay inside their homes unless absolutely necessary in a bid to control the spread of the novel coronavirus, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told ABC News that he took the measure with both “a very heavy heart” and “a very clear mind.”“None of us have the adequate infrastructure for this, and our best shot is to push this out” Garcetti said in an interview Friday on Good Morning America.“These are acts of love for the people and the precious lives that we want to protect,” he added. “The longer that you wait, the worse it’s going to be by the time you react.”Garcetti noted there were lessons learned from the Spanish flu, a deadly influenza pandemic that infected about a quarter of the world’s population from the start of 1918 through the end of 1920.“These things we saw in 1918,” he said. “The cities that acted quickly were able to protect more people, and those that didn’t were devastated.”Meanwhile, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday night extended the stay-at-home order statewide to nearly 40 million residents. The governor warned that the state projects 56% of California’s population could contract the virus over the next eight weeks.7:15 a.m. Andrew Yang’s nonprofit to distribute over $1 million to families impacted by virusAndrew Yang’s new nonprofit announced Friday that it will spend more than $1 million helping working families impacted by the novel coronavirus outbreak in the New York area and across the country.Humanity Forward, which Yang founded after ending his 2020 Democratic bid for president, will start by sending $1,000 to 500 working poor households in New York City’s Bronx neighborhood within the next two weeks.“The coronavirus outbreak has absolutely devastated local economic activity, and working families are feeling it most,” Yang said in a statement announcing the initiative. “Many feel like they don’t have money for groceries or rent, even as their child’s school shuts down. Our goal is to get money into their hands as quickly as possible so they can focus on keeping themselves and their families healthy. This is exactly what our government should do, and we are doing it now so that families can get relief as quickly as possible.”6:21 a.m. Cases rise in AfricaSouth Africa’s health minister announced Friday that the country had recorded 52 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the national total to 202.Africa’s most industrialized economy has the highest number of confirmed cases of the virus in sub-Saharan Africa. Egypt has the highest total on the larger African continent, with 256 diagnosed cases.The region has seen a significant increase in COVID-19 infections recently, although there are still fewer diagnosed cases there than in other parts of the world.More than 800 cases have been diagnosed in at least 34 nations on the African continent as of Friday morning, compared with 147 cases just a week ago. At least 12 of those countries are now experiencing local transmission of the virus.“The rapid evolution of COVID-19 in Africa is deeply worrisome and a clear signal for action,” Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organization’s regional director for Africa, said in a statement Thursday. “But we can still change the course of this pandemic. Governments must draw on all of their resources and capabilities and strengthen their response.”5:30 a.m. Hong Kong reports spike in new casesHong Kong recorded 48 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, according to the government’s website.It’s the largest daily tally since COVID-19 testing began in the semi-autonomous Chinese city, according to local media.The news comes after the Chinese mainland reported no new domestic transmissions of the virus for two straight days — a major milestone in the country’s fight against the epidemic.4:18 a.m. Quarantined cruise ship passengers reportedly refuse testsA majority of passengers from the Grand Princess cruise ship who are quarantined at a U.S. Air Force base in California are refusing to be tested for the novel coronavirus, according to a report from San Francisco ABC station KGO-TV.The cruise ship was granted permission to dock in California’s port of Oakland on March 9, after 21 people on board tested positive for COVID-19. All those infected were first transported to local hospitals, then all remaining passengers gradually disembarked over several days. Foreigners were repatriated on charter flights, while U.S. citizens were taken to designated sites for a 14-day quarantine. Crew members who weren’t sick stayed on board to complete their 14-day quarantine.That quarantine period ends next week and passengers are eager to go home, which is apparently why many of them are refusing to be tested.Only 300 passengers quarantined at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, have agreed to be tested, while the remaining 545 have declined, according to KGO. They were reportedly told that they are not required to be tested.“We didn’t know for sure when we would get the results,” Carmen Kilcullen, 86, of Northern California, told KGO by telephone Thursday. “In case results came in later, we’d have to stay.”3:00 a.m. China exonerates whistleblower doctor who warned of virusIn a highly unusual move, Chinese authorities have exonerated a doctor who was officially reprimanded for warning his colleagues about the novel coronavirus and later died from the disease.The city of Wuhan’s public security bureau said in a statement late Thursday that it would revoke the reprimand issued to Dr. Li Wenliang, accusing him of spreading rumors, according to Chinese state television. Wuhan’s police department also made an official apology to Li’s family, citing “inappropriate handling on the matter,” state TV reported.Li, a 34-year-old ophthalmologist at Wuhan Central Hospital, was detained by police in early January after trying to warn fellow doctors and medical students about the virus in a social media group. Li became infected and died from COVID-19 on Feb. 7.Li’s death sparked outrage in China where citizens took to social media to vent their frustrations over the government’s handling of the epidemic and portraying the doctor as a martyr of the crisis.An investigation team from the state supervision authority determined that police had “issued improper instructions” and followed “improper law enforcement procedure,” according to a report released Thursday evening by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the ruling Communist Party’s top disciplinary body.Li’s family has also received compensation in the wake of his death, according to the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection’s report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. At @realDonaldTrump’s direction, we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15. All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties.— Steven Mnuchin (@stevenmnuchin1) March 20, 2020center_img mrtom-uk/iStock(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people worldwide, mostly in Italy and China.The new respiratory virus, known officially as COVID-19, has reached every continent except Antarctica as well as every European country since emerging in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December.There are nearly 245,000 diagnosed cases globally, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. While China still compromises the bulk of the world’s cases, Italy now has the highest death toll.There are 14,250 diagnosed cases in the United States, spanning all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. At least 210 people have died in the U.S., according to ABC News’ count.Here’s how the news is unfolding Friday. All times Eastern:11:25 a.m.: 100% of New York workforce must stay homeNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered that 100% of the state’s workforce stay home except for essential service.“Only essential businesses can have workers commuting to the job or on the job,” Cuomo said, stressing that this rule “will be enforced.”Everyone else must “remain indoors to the greatest extent” possible, he said.“This is the most drastic action we can take,” Cuomo said.Thirty-five people have died in New York from COVID-19, the governor said.There are 7,102 people diagnosed with coronavirus in New York state, nearly 6,000 more cases than in Washington and California. Cuomo said that’s because New York is doing more tests per capita, including 10,000 tests Thursday night.The governor urged citizens to not take public transit except if urgent and absolutely necessary.10:15 a.m.: Tax Day pushed back to July 15Tax Day will be pushed back from April 15 to July 15, giving more Americans time to file and make payments without interest or penalties, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tweeted.last_img read more

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Antarctic climate variability on regional and continental scales over the last 2000 years

first_imgClimate trends in the Antarctic region remain poorly characterized, owing to the brevity and scarcity of direct climate observations and the large magnitude of interannual to decadal-scale climate variability. Here, within the framework of the PAGES Antarctica2k working group, we build an enlarged database of ice core water stable isotope records from Antarctica, consisting of 112 records. We produce both unweighted and weighted isotopic (δ18O) composites and temperature reconstructions since 0 CE, binned at 5- and 10-year resolution, for seven climatically distinct regions covering the Antarctic continent. Following earlier work of the Antarctica2k working group, we also produce composites and reconstructions for the broader regions of East Antarctica, West Antarctica and the whole continent. We use three methods for our temperature reconstructions: (i) a temperature scaling based on the δ18O–temperature relationship output from an ECHAM5-wiso model simulation nudged to ERA-Interim atmospheric reanalyses from 1979 to 2013, and adjusted for the West Antarctic Ice Sheet region to borehole temperature data, (ii) a temperature scaling of the isotopic normalized anomalies to the variance of the regional reanalysis temperature and (iii) a composite-plus-scaling approach used in a previous continent-scale reconstruction of Antarctic temperature since 1 CE but applied to the new Antarctic ice core database. Our new reconstructions confirm a significant cooling trend from 0 to 1900 CE across all Antarctic regions where records extend back into the 1st millennium, with the exception of the Wilkes Land coast and Weddell Sea coast regions. Within this long-term cooling trend from 0 to 1900 CE, we find that the warmest period occurs between 300 and 1000 CE, and the coldest interval occurs from 1200 to 1900 CE. Since 1900 CE, significant warming trends are identified for the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, the Dronning Maud Land coast and the Antarctic Peninsula regions, and these trends are robust across the distribution of records that contribute to the unweighted isotopic composites and also significant in the weighted temperature reconstructions. Only for the Antarctic Peninsula is this most recent century-scale trend unusual in the context of natural variability over the last 2000 years. However, projected warming of the Antarctic continent during the 21st century may soon see significant and unusual warming develop across other parts of the Antarctic continent. The extended Antarctica2k ice core isotope database developed by this working group opens up many avenues for developing a deeper understanding of the response of Antarctic climate to natural and anthropogenic climate forcings. The first long-term quantification of regional climate in Antarctica presented herein is a basis for data–model comparison and assessments of past, present and future driving factors of Antarctic climate.last_img read more

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SDL Group takes pivotal role in Sheffield PRS scheme

first_imgSDL Group is to be the partner for all associated lettings and property management of 250 new homes in Sheffield.Sheffield City Council has approved the plans for the development on Prince of Wales Road, to the south east of the city centre. Known as Manor Boot, the site will span 28.6 acres and consist of a mix of three and four-bedroom properties.The scheme is being led by residential and urban regeneration specialist Sigma Capital Group, alongside Sheffield Housing Company.SDL Group’s appointment marks the continuation of a longstanding partnership with Sigma, as the two companies launch and manage high profile PRS schemes across the UK.Paul Staley, Director of PRS at SDL Group, said, “We have played an active part in the planning stage for Manor Boot, advising on the viability of the scheme and helping with the design and layout of the proposed site.It’s great that we will now be working alongside Sigma as the development comes to life, we look forward to helping people to move into their new homes and ensuring that residents at Manor Boot have the very best experience.” September 11, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Land & New Homes » SDL Group takes pivotal role in Sheffield PRS scheme  previous nextLand & New HomesSDL Group takes pivotal role in Sheffield PRS scheme The Negotiator11th September 20170430 Viewslast_img read more

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Becky Howe wins OUSU Presidential election

first_img“Campaigning has been eye opening. I’ve realised people don’t really know what OUSU does; only as JCR President did I realise, I had absolutely no idea in my first year.” When asked what advice she’d give for campaigners, Howe suggested, “Stock up on vitamin C, do your work in the first half of term and surround yourself with good people. You’ve got to believe in them. “I’m happy Cat’s won as well. We are best friends so it’s amazing we can do this together. I’m so excited for what lies ahead. Overwhelmed and thankful. Thank you Oxford for placing your trust in me. I’d like to thank the rest of the alphabet.” For the six NUS Delegate positions there were only five candidates as a result of the rule that no more than four candidates from a single slate may run for a single position — Shana Caro (456 votes), Annie Teriba (330), Ella Richards (217), Barnaby Raine (204) and Robert Walsmsley (127) were therefore all elected. For Oxford’s Julia Coyne was elected Academic Affair Campaign Officer with 1408 votes, while Henna Shah, also of For Oxford, was elected Access and Admissions Officer with 1448 votes.Nikhil Venkatesh was elected BME & Anti-Racism Officer with 1367 votes, while Right to Education’s Will Brown was voted Clubs and Societies Support Officer.Joe Reason was elected Common Room Support Officer with 732 votes to Omar Rana’s 694, For Oxford’s Lindsay Lee was voted as Disabled Students’ Officer with 912 to Right to Education’s Emily Di Dodo on 569, and For Oxford’s Marina Lambrakis is the new Graduate Academic Affairs Officer with 355 votes.Zuleyka Shahin (Right to Education) is the new Graduate Women’s Officer with 135 votes, David Parton was voted Health and Welfare Officer with 1347 votes, while For Oxford’s Jenny Walker gained 834 votes to beat Right to Education’s Jessy Parker Humphreys to become the new LGBTQ Officer.Team Women’s Aliya Yule is the new Women’s Campaign Officer with 761 votes, while Right to Education’s James Elliott (522), Will Neaverson (376) and For Oxford’s Eden Tanner (552) have been elected as Student Trustees. “We were up against some pretty big opposition. There were some big slates out there, Right to Education in particular. We’re a pretty small slate, so winning is a massive deal.  Becky Howe has won the 2014 OUSU Presidential election with 1343 votes, beating her closest rival Will Obeney by 710 votes. It was a good evening for teamABC, with their candidate Cat Jones being voted VP for Academic Affairs and Access — despite receiving 719 first preference votes to Greg Auger’s 763, winning as a result of second, third, and fourth preference votes. Eden Bailey of Right to Education came third with 478, while For Oxford’s Flora Sheldon received 467 votes.Ali Lennon, also of teamABC, was elected VP for Welfare and Equal Opportunities with 1551 votes. Lucy Delaney was elected VP for Women with 877 votes, while Emily Silcock was elected VP Charities and Community with 1633 votes.Nick Cooper meanwhile was elected VP Graduates, with 337 votes. An elated Howe told Cherwell, “I’m really happy and have totally enjoyed it. I’ve campaigned with some really close friends. It’s been stressful and an interesting experience. “I’ll be sad to not help OUSU continue getting better in the way it represents and supports students. I only came to OUSU a year ago, but I think it does great things, and people don’t know about it. I felt like I could help it grow. “Obviously it’s a shame, but Becky is certainly not a person I mind losing to. I think she has some good ideas, and I think she’s going to do a good job.” When quizzed about plans for next year, Obeney added that he is currently “quite far” into a Civil Service application. For Oxford’s newly elected VP for Graduates Nick Cooper, meanwhile, was more somber, telling Cherwell, “I have no complaints. It was a win, but also not a win. We always knew it was going to be close between Becky and Will; Becky will do a good job, but it’s a shame about Will.”  Successful candidate for VP for Welfare and Equal Opportunities Ali Lennon admitted, “I’m not an expert campaigner. But we had such a positive reception to our ideas. I’ve learned a lot about Oxford. Like don’t give someone a leaflet when studying in the Bod. Like, I’m so happy right now. So happy for Becky and Cat. They did an amazing job — I’m elated and relieved!” Next year’s VP for Academic Affairs and Access Cat Jones was equally ecstatic, declaring she was “delighted to be working with Becky”, adding, “Tonight we’ll get smashed. Tomorrow the work begins.” Team ABC were quick to thank their supporters on Facebook, posting, “Thank You to everyone who supported us! We love you all so much. We’re excited for next year and we’ll do you proud. Lots of love, Team ABC Xxxxxxxx” (sic). For Oxford’s Will Obeney, second in the Presidential race with 633 first place votes, was bought champagne by friends from St Johns after his defeat. He told Cherwell, “I’m pleased with how the campaign went. I’m pleased it was a good natured campaign as well, I enjoyed every minute of it. Eden [Tanner] is the best candidate for trustee and I am so glad she won by such a wide margin.last_img read more

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OUSU in election recount

first_imgOUSU has conducted a recount of votes from this term’s elections, following the revelation that people who had already graduated were able to log in and vote. The results of the election were unaffected by the recount.According to a statement made by OUSU, five students who were ineligible to vote in the elections and who should not have been able to vote logged into OUSU’s website and cast their votes.The statement, which was published on OUSU’s website and sent to all candidates in the 2014 elections, reads, “For the current academic year, OUSU and the University have put in place a new and more secure system for ensuring OUSU has access to up to date and secure data about its student members. This involves the provision of data to OUSU by the university via a third-party IT support company. In this instance there was an error in the data transfer that left out information about students that should have allowed OUSU to automatically exclude graduated students from the elections.“As a result, five students ineligible to vote in this year’s OUSU elections had their votes registered and cast. Having identified this issue, OUSU has re-counted the votes for each post and we are able to confirm that none of the results have changed as a result.  “The University and OUSU have already taken steps to ensure that this problem (which is particular to the election process only) will not arise in the future.”In addition to publishing a statement, OUSU has removed its list of results and voting numbers from OUSU.org.[mm-hide-text]%%IMG_ORIGINAL%%10677%%[/mm-hide-text] Voting in this year’s elections was conducted on OUSU.org, after the original Mi-Voice system was abandoned. Mi-Voice was found to be unreliable after it was revealed that the result of last summer’s referendum on Oxford’s affiliation with NUS had been manipulated, and the referendum was declared void.Earlier this term, a number of colleges were unhappy with OUSU’s handling of the situation, with one JCR Returning officer calling the fact that OUSU failed to keep JCRs up to date about the state of the voting system “chaotic and intolerable”.Will Obeney, the first runner-up in the presidential election, tweeted his support for OUSU’s handling of the matter.Delighted at fast response by @ousunews over issues with the statutory elections. http://t.co/UKV4NeAbbV— Will Obeney (@WillObeney) December 5, 2014Meanwhile, Becky Howe, the winning presidential candidate, commented, “It’s good to see that OUSU has responded very quickly to this unforeseeable problem, by conducting a recount, and investigating how to prevent such a situation from arising again.”While most of the positions in this year’s race were unopposed, the election for Vice President (Access & Academic Affairs) was a close one. Greg Auger lost out to Cat Jones, despite winning almost 50 more first preference votes. In the end, the result was determined by second preference votes, though these numbers were not released.last_img read more

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