The Apple Store / pH+

first_imgArchitects: pH+ Area Area of this architecture project Projects ArchDaily 2016 “COPY” Architect In Charge:pH+City:GoudhurstCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tim SoarRecommended ProductsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. The Apple Store is a lovingly designed flexible and fun family home located in the heart of Goudhurst, Kent, situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty known as ‘the Goudhurst Fruit Belt’. The project sees an apple packing station transformed into a vibrant five-bedroom family home and live/work space complete with triple height yoga studio, photography workshop, pool and children’s secret hideaways. The project was subject to strict conditions by the planners requiring the visual integrity, scale, structure and agricultural character of the original Fruit packing Station be retained. The part business designation (class B1) also had to be retained which supplements the new C3 use creating a truly integrated and highly successful Living and Working Space.Save this picture!1st Floor PlanSave this picture!© Andy GlassLarge open-plan spaces are created under the free-span industrial roof, with rooms divided by sliding doors constructed from birch plywood. The communal areas at ground level and the cellular private spaces above are all oriented around a triple-height internal courtyard in the centre of the house. The generous volume of this space can be used as a workshop,yoga studio or badminton court, located underneath original metal beams, which are exposed but painted white to match the cool interior finishes. The main living spaces feature large aperture windows framing key vistas to the surrounding woodland. In spring an apple orchard will be planted on site as a continuation of the ‘Goudhurst Fruit Belt’ serving as a reminder of the history of the site.Save this picture!© Tim SoarLow cost materials have been used throughout the project in inventive ways to deliver interiors of affordable luxury, throughout the home polished concrete floors flow seamlessly from one room to another. The building is topped by a corrugated metal roof, featuring private terraces and refurbished extract cowls that are now chimneys for the log burning stoves below.Save this picture!© Tim SoarThe Apple Store is divided with flexible studios and workspaces to the east and living areas to the west. A 5m x 10m swimming pool is located at the furthest end of the building, including a large glazed opening looking out onto the adjacent woods. This aspect remains hidden from neighbouring properties, offering the family privacy while swimming. The home sensitively retains and celebrates the utilitarian and agricultural DNA of the building whilst showcasing beautifully and carefully considered modern interventions throughout the space. The combination of the historic and contemporary provides a large canvas for ever changing living patterns which will evolve with the family Save this picture!© Tim SoarAndy Puncher, Director of pH+, said: “The Apple Store was a really exciting project to work on from a planning policy and cost effectiveness point of view to deliver a materiality and quality of spaces which work for both residential and commercial uses within an agricultural aesthetic at approximately £1000 / m2. It is truly a building of, from and integral to its place delivering”Save this picture!ElevationSave this picture!ElevationProject gallerySee allShow lessFrank Gehry’s Online Masterclass: A Review By Architecture StudentsArticlesDear Employers: Do You Want an Architect or a Revit Monkey?Articles Share Save this picture!© Tim Soar+ 26Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Area:  900 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Goudhurst, United Kingdom The Apple Store / pH+Save this projectSaveThe Apple Store / pH+ ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard United Kingdom Structural Engineer: BCS Builders CopyAbout this officepH+OfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEnglandGoudhurstUnited KingdomPublished on January 22, 2018Cite: ” The Apple Store / pH+” 22 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore 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 Photographs R&J Structural Solutions Ltd Planning Consultant: Main Contractor: Manufacturers: Kingspan Insulated Panels, Blackledge, Leay, XL Pools Photographs:  Tim Soar, Laura La Greca, Andy Glass, Emma Flanagan, Andy Puncher Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project The Apple Store / pH+ Year:  Houses “COPY” Judith Norris Ltd.last_img read more

Concrete Light House / HYLA Architects

first_imgCopyAbout this officeHYLA ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIcebergSingaporePublished on September 16, 2019Cite: “Concrete Light House / HYLA Architects” 16 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?混凝土日光住宅 / HYLA Architects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 Houses Projects Architects: HYLA Architects Area Area of this architecture project Lead Architect: Photographs:  Derek Swalwell Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Han Loke Kwang “COPY” Structural Engineer:Thymn Pte LtdMain Contractor::Emma Groups Construction Pte LtdLandscape Contractor:Green Forest Landscape Pte LtdDesign Team:Yingzi Fu, Tran Thi Thu Trang, Thomas OngCountry:SingaporeMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. The plasticity and structural capability of concrete presents a myriad of construction details deserving of one’s attention and showcase as done so in this house.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellAt the very early stage of the design process, model making is a powerful tool to study the geometry of form and structural function, the modularity and the porosity. Designed with a clarity of structure in mind, the model’s shell was crafted in vertical and horizontal balsa wood strips, representing the concrete columns and beams / louvers in a modular size. When it comes to construction, the module is once again precisely formulated based on the actual dimension of pine board-form strip, yet adhered to its structural specification, resulting in a chamfer in-between the panels which perfectly emphasizes the division of the modules as how it was aimed to.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellSave this picture!Second floor and mezzanine planSave this picture!© Derek Swalwell Draping over both the house and the swimming pool, this concrete lattice blurs the boundary between indoor and outdoor space. The swimming pool unassumingly extends deep into the house to become the key focus in the planning of spaces around this triple volume “courtyard”. From the inside, the spatial experience is animated by the array of framed apertures to the exterior green that extends to become part of the landscape of the interior.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellProject gallerySee allShow lessKULT Barber Shop / Sivak&PartnersSelected ProjectsTian’an Cloud Park (Phase I) / M.A.O.Selected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  491 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Singapore Manufacturers: Miniforms, Unique Home Design & Construction Photographs Singapore Concrete Light House / HYLA Architects Concrete Light House / HYLA ArchitectsSave this projectSaveConcrete Light House / HYLA Architects 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Year:  Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell+ 22Curated by Paula Pintos Sharelast_img read more

Beach volleyball goes 1-1 on first day of Gamecock Challenge

first_imgJonathan Abraham Facebook Linkedin Jonathan Abraham Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award + posts Facebook printTCU beach volleyball went 1-1 in Saturday’s opening matches of the Gamecock Challenge by defeating Alabama-Birmingham, 4-1, and losing to Florida Gulf Coast, 3-2.In the victory over UAB, Jordan Westendorff and Brooke Sassin earned TCU’s first win of the match by defeating Erin Bognar and Emily Martinez, 17-21, 21-11, 15-9. The Horned Frog combo of Jaelyn Greene and Jillian Bergeson needed only two sets to best Kaylee McClure and Tressa Buckland, 21-19, 21-19.TCU clinched the victory over UAB after Haven Hill and Cassie House defeated Devon May and Kenley Adams, 21-11, 18-21, 15-12.TCU’s Jensyn Bledsoe and Molly Scheel had a three-set battle against Avei Logoleo and Haley Jared before coming up with the victory, 21-16, 19-21, 15-13, which was the Horned Frogs’ final victory over UAB.“We have grown after the tough weekend we had in California, and we’re more competitive and calmer in these situations,” TCU beach head coach Hector Gutierrez said. “We needed the three tiebreaks, and the girls are doing a good job under pressure. The girls finally got a win under their belts after a long time, and I’m happy for them.”In the loss to FGCU, TCU’s Sassin and Westendorff did defeat Alayna Ryan and Kaitlan Krivdo, 21-11, 21-18. The other victory for the Horned Frogs over the Eagles occurred when House and Hill defeated Mackenzie Allen and Amanda Carroll, 21-7, 21-18.The Horned Frogs resume action Sunday as they face off against UNC-Wilmington at 9 a.m. and No. 8 South Carolina at 1 p.m. on Wheeler Beach, closing out the Gamecock Challenge.“It’s going to be a hard day, and everything is going to be tough,” Gutierrez said. “We need to keep being competitive and the matches will probably go down to three sets, and we need to have the same concentration level we did today.” Jonathan Abraham Linkedin Women’s basketball defeats Alcorn State to tie best start to a season TCU vs Tulane beach volleyball at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas on March 03, 2018. (Photo by/Sharon Ellman) Jonathan Abraham What we’re reading: Attempts for background checks on stranger-to-stranger gun sales in Texas TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Athletics Weekend Roundup: equestrian triumphs, swim and dive falters, and women’s golf finishes strong Jonathan is a journalism major from Philadelphia who is also minoring in Spanish. When Jonathan is not writing for TCU 360, he enjoys watching his favorite sports teams (76ers, Eagles, Union, Phillies, and Flyers). Twitter Twitter ReddIt Previous articleCollege Republicans host Back the Blue WeekNext articleTCU defeats South Dakota, advances to WNIT Final Four Jonathan Abraham RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jonathan Abraham TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello What we’re reading: Most Texas House members disapprove of Trump’s Syria actionslast_img read more

The Week Ahead: Update on CARES Act

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Update on CARES Act Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Update on CARES Act May 17, 2020 1,263 Views  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Share 2Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe About Author: Seth Welborn Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago On Monday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell will update Congress on the CARES Act and the next steps for the Act’s programs.The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced earlier this month that 130 million Americans have received Economic Impact Payments, worth more than $218 billion. “This Administration has delivered Economic Impact Payments to Americans in record time,” said Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin. “More payments are on their way as we continue to deliver this much-needed relief to the American people.”The Treasury expects to deliver more than 150 million Economic Impact Payments in total.A report by Redfin found that 75% of the nation’s renters could afford to pay a single month’s housing expenses with the max sum of $1,200, while only 50% of America’s homeowners could do the same.Additionally, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the allocation of the third wave of CARES Act relief totaling $1 billion through its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.HUD has provided over $3 billion in CDBG funding to combat the effects of COVID-19.“Coronavirus has impacted our communities and populations in unprecedented ways, and while some begin to see a decline in reported cases, others continue to fight this invisible enemy aggressively,” said HUD Secretary Dr. Benjamin Carson. “This funding will afford states the ability to respond to the unique circumstances they are facing—from reducing the risk of transmission to regaining the sound footing of their economy. This is the third wave of funding the Department has provided to States, and we will continue to execute a detailed and swift response until the days of COVID-19 are behind us.”Here’s what else is happening in the Week Ahead:DS5: Inside the Industry videos (May 18, 20, 22)U.S. Census Bureau Housing Starts, Permits (May 19)NAR Existing Home Sales (May 21) The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Servicing Experts Talk Forbearance Practices Next: Recession Versus Depression: Housing Impact Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. CARES act 2020-05-17 Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: CARES actlast_img read more

Coronavirus case confirmed at Equinor’s Martin Linge field offshore Norway

first_imgEquinor has introduced measures to prevent further contamination of the offshore installations from coronavirus The Martin Linge platform in the North Sea. (Credit: Jan Arne Wold / Woldcam – Equinor ASA) Norwegian firm Equinor has confirmed one positive case of the coronavirus at its Martin Linge oil and gas field located in the North Sea.The infected person, before arriving at the field on 04 March 2020, had visited Austria.However, upon listing Austria as a high-risk destination, the person was isolated onboard and subsequent tests were conducted on him to test coronavirus infection.After the person was tested positive for coronavirus, the firm has introduced measures to prevent further contamination of the offshore installation.Equinor, which is negotiating with the Norwegian health authorities about further measures, is due to decide on when to transfer the infected person to ashore.Two further persons, who also visited high-risk destinations, at the field are also being tested. The reports are yet to be received, the company noted.Although there are no additional persons with symptoms at the field, medical staff are following up the 776 persons working on the project and spread across three offshore installations.Equinor plans to reduce the activity on Martin Linge fieldEquinor said it plans to reduce the activity on the field and is assessing further measures to prevent the contamination.The field is scheduled to commence production by the end of 2020. The development plan comprises a jacket-based integrated wellhead, production and accommodation platform and a permanently anchored oil storage vessel.The field, which is located 42km west of the Oseberg field in the Norwegian North Sea, is operated by Equinor with 70% stake. The remaining 30% stake is held by Norway’s state-owned Petoro (30%).Recently, Equinor has pledged to at least halve its carbon intensity by 2050, a goal that includes emissions generated by the consumption of its oil and gas products by end-users.last_img read more

USS Underwood Honors Sailors Lost During War of 1812 in Chile

first_imgSailors assigned to guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) gathered to honor deceased U.S. Sailors interred at the Dissident Cemetery in Valparaiso, Chile, June 11.A Chilean navy band that performed the “Star Spangled Banner” and “Taps” joined the group of 17 Sailors and officers.As the Underwood crew members stood in formation, Cmdr. Michael Brasseur, the executive officer, read a brief historical account of the naval battle that resulted in the death of 58 Sailors of USS Essex March 28, 1814.Cmdr. Peter Mirisola, the commanding officer, then spoke about the War of 1812 and the U.S. Navy’s commemoration of the bicentennial of that war.“We share a bond with the Sailors of 1812 and all Sailors since then,” said Mirisola. “The performance of America’s Sailors and Marines in the War of 1812 set the standard upon which our naval forces continue to build today. We continue to be warfighters, to operate forward, far from home for extended periods of time. We always stand ready to counter any challenge, just as the Sailors during the War of 1812, and each subsequent war in which our navy has fought, stood prepared for anything that came their way.”Mirisola and Brasseur then presented a wreath of flowers in the shape of the American flag, and signed the Dissident Cemetery logbook, a tradition observed by U.S. Sailors who come to pay their respects.Underwood crew members also visited the gravesites of a USS Pensacola apprentice and two Sailors from USS Baltimore, buried in the cemetery in 1882 and 1891, respectively.“We remember the selfless sacrifice of each man and we stand ready to carry on their tradition of fighting for freedom, fighting for the future of our families, our country,” said Mirisola. “The selfless sacrifice of those who serve their country and have paid the ultimate sacrifice will forever live on in our memories. We will never forget.”Underwood is deployed to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012.U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) supports USSOUTHCOM joint and combined full-spectrum military operations by providing principally sea-based, forward presence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the maritime domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with international partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, June 13, 2012 View post tag: during View post tag: War June 13, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Underwood Honors Sailors Lost During War of 1812 in Chile Training & Education View post tag: Chile View post tag: Underwood View post tag: 1812 Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: lost View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic USS Underwood Honors Sailors Lost During War of 1812 in Chile View post tag: Honors View post tag: USS View post tag: sailors View post tag: Navallast_img read more

Vulfpeck Releases “Eddie Buzzsaw” Featuring Saxophonist Eddie Barbash

first_imgEarlier this year, Vulfpeck released their highly anticipated new album, Mr. Finish Line. Today, the band has released a new video and a “new” song titled “Eddie Buzzsaw”, which features roots saxophonist Eddie Barbash of Jon Batiste and Stay Human. However, while the band noted that this was the song’s premiere, fans who’ve gotten the chance to listen to the latest from Vulfpeck might find it familiar. “Eddie Buzzsaw” uses Eddie Barbash’s electrifying sax to remix a track off Mr. Finish Line, “Vulf Pack”.Vulfpeck Releases New “Tee Time” Music VideoStaying true to Vulfpeck’s on-point branding, in addition to the single “Eddie Buzzsaw”, the group also released a new music video. In line with the aesthetic of Animal Spirits, the video sees Jack Stratton return to the soccer field, this time with a toy saxophone in hand to mime out the vibrant playing on the new-ish tune. You can check out the video for “Eddie Buzzsaw” below.last_img read more

Colombia Rises to the Cyber Challenge

first_imgBy Dialogo April 01, 2013 Botnets, ethical hackers, malware, rootkits… all terms that sound like they come from a conversation in a Star Trek episode, but yet are now becoming household names in the face of an incipient domain of conflict. In fact, “12 of the world’s 15 largest militaries are building cyberwarfare programs,” said James A. Lewis, a cybersecurity expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., to The New York Times in September 2012. Many European Union countries, the United States, South Korea, Japan, and Brazil are among those. To stay on top of their game, Colombia is taking important steps forward to tackle cyber threats, a relatively new scourge that is growing exponentially, and defines a potentially new and contested realm for conflict in the 21st Century. In the summer of 2012, the Colombian government made a commitment to broach cybersecurity and cyberdefense in order to enforce national information security, specifically through official organizations that would develop the bases and generate mechanisms to guarantee national security. The document, called CONPES 3701, established policy with national guidelines for cyber defense and cyber security for Colombia. With this guiding principle, the South American nation officially concerted a whole-of-government approach to counter cyber threats and criminal activities in a coordinated and mutually supportive manner. By linking three parallel organizations designed to execute specific responsibilities in the cyber space domain, including the Joint Cyber Command (CCOC, for its Spanish acronym), the National Police Cyber Center (CCP) and the Ministry of Defense’s Computer Emergency Response Team (colCERT), Colombia built an initial cyber unit. The CCOC was created with an initial force of 20 experts from backgrounds in communications, engineering, aviation and intelligence from all three Colombian Military branches to tackle cyber defense of the state, respond to cyber attacks, ensure critical infrastructure protection and defend military computer networks. On the other hand, the operating staff at the CCP, which depends on the National Police’s Criminal Investigation Directorate and Interpol, undertakes cyber security through law enforcement, investigation and prosecution of cyber-related crimes. Finally, the Ministry of Defense’s colCERT is mainly responsible for duties such as mitigation, prevention, addressing cyber incidents, as well as providing technical expertise and cyber security vulnerability awareness. In December 2012, representatives from the Joint Cyber Center at the United States Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM), and the U.S. Department of Defense’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), visited Colombia for a Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE) with Military representatives of the newly-created CCOC and colCERT. The CIO is the Dept. of Defense’s primary authority for the policy and oversight of information resources management, to include matters related to information technology, network defense, and network operations. “Since you’ve already gone through the long road [of development], we hope to gain keen insight on the steps toward making our joint cyber command operational …,” said Colombian Navy Captain William Hernandez, one of the CCOC participants at the SMEE. In addition to setting the landscape for the capabilities needed to build a cyberspace operation force, in the three days of discussions, the partner nations shared ideas on topics ranging from the military roles in cyber; the civil, economic and military perspectives on its importance; the challenges this new domain presents, as well as the importance of having a national strategy to dictate procedures and actions. Other important discussions included cyber responsibilities to defend the homeland; the importance of multinational collaboration and information sharing as critical enablers; and critical infrastructure protection, among others. Colombian Army Colonel Erich Siegert –current CCOC director– and his staff of cyber experts took advantage of the exchange to gain insight from SOUTHCOM cyber experts on creating a joint cyber command of their own, on how the U.S. initially stood up the United States Cyber Command, and on creating opportunities for future collaboration and recommendations. Col. Siegert explained to Diálogo that 30 enlisted military personnel, 10 from each service, were selected to go through a customized cyber specific training program. “Half of these were assigned to the CCOC, while the other half went back to their respective service to work cyber operations from within,” he said. “Our intention is to expand from the organization we set up on November 12,” he underscored. So much so, that in order to emphasize the significance of the CCOC, the General Staff’s goal is to upgrade the director position to that of a general officer as soon as 2013. Colombian Army Captain Milena Realpe, who also attended the SMEE, clarified that a presidential directive empowered the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff to exercise tasking authority over the services for cyber related activities. “The CCOC was designated Colombia’s defense joint and strategic lead for cyber,” she said. Ultimately, the CCOC hopes to sustain a 24/7 operational capability with direct coordination from each of the Military services. “Each service will have dedicated cyber forces to work service-specific issues and coordination for the CCOC,” said Col. Siegert. All in all, the triad between the CCOC, colCERT and CCP represents Colombia’s first critical steps against emerging threats in cyberspace. “The country’s commitment to creating these organizations makes the South American nation a regional advocate for cyber cooperation and positions it as a proactive participant in the global movement for action in cyber operations,” said U.S. Air Force Major Michael Donahue, SOUTHCOM cyber expert.last_img read more

Mikael Silvestre reveals key difference between Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger

first_imgMikael Silvestre reveals key difference between Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger Metro Sport ReporterThursday 9 Apr 2020 4:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares Comment Ferguson and Wenger are two of the most decorated Premier League managers (Picture: Getty)Ex-Manchester United and Arsenal defender Mikael Silvestre has admitted Arsene Wenger was a lot more hands-on in training than Sir Alex Ferguson, who would spend time away from the pitch scouting players and meeting agents.The former France international had spells under both legendary Premier League managers who had sustained success in English football with completely contrasting styles.During his nine-year spell at United, Silvestre won four league titles, an FA and Champions League trophy, before making the move to the Emirates Stadium in 2008.But while the 42-year-old only played under Wenger for two seasons, he saw big differences in the two managers’ approaches.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHe told Stadium Astro: ‘Arsene would be on the pitch every day, coaching, preparing the sessions and running the sessions with the assistants, but he’s in charge.‘Whereas Sir Alex was passing the responsibility to the assistant and first-team coach.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news live FIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:43FullscreenFIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirus is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘In terms of reviewing and talking to the players after the games, evaluating the performances, Sir Alex is straight after in the dressing room. ‘Whereas Arsene would wait [until] the next day, reflect, watch and then talk to us at the training centre. Sometimes you would wait two days to get his assessment and views on the game, he would rarely talk after the game.’Arsene Wenger was famed for his attacking approach to football, dubbed ‘Wengerball’, which Silvestre admitted was a joy to play.He added: ‘I enjoyed his vision, the way he was preparing, it was all about Arsenal the way we play, it doesn’t matter about who we face we always want to play quality football on the ground with short passes and progress forward in a nice way.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsFerguson would go several days without taking a training session due to his commitments off the pitch, where he effectively filled the role of a director of football.Silvestre continued: ‘It was a different model, it used to work with Sir Alex because sometimes he wouldn’t come to training for 2-3 days and he was probably scouting and meeting agents doing all the other parts of the role.‘That’s when Steve McClaren, Carlos Queiroz, Brian Kidd would take charge of training and it would be business as usual even if the gaffer wasn’t there.’MORE: Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson sends class message to NHS workersMORE: Lionel Messi was starstruck when Thierry Henry joined Barcelona from ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

FACT: Late-Term Abortions Are Never Medically Necessary

first_imgThe Federalist 26 February 2019Family First Comment: “Defending New York’s late-term abortion law as necessary to protect maternal and fetal health is disingenuous, if not downright dishonest. There is no situation in which late abortion is the only, or even the best, solution to a maternal or fetal health crisis.”#chooselifeFor babies with abnormalities, perinatal hospice is an option. For mothers whose lives are threatened by complications, emergency C-section is an option.New York’s law legalizing abortion after a child’s gestational age of 24 weeks was caught in the crosshairs of President Trump’s state of the union address a few weeks ago. “Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth,” said the president.Dozens of news outlets rushed to quibble with his words. An NBC “fact check” labeled the statement false. The law allows abortions “after 24 weeks if the fetus is not viable or when it’s necessary to protect the life of the mother,” the fact-checker reported.Defenders of this law and those like it say it is moderate and compassionate, concerned only with making sure women with life-threatening pregnancy complications are not left to die. But if one looks at the medical and legal context for the law and understands what exactly the terms mean, it becomes clear that the reality is much less straightforward—and much darker.Viability and AbnormalitiesFirst, let’s look at the idea of “fetal viability.” In Roe v. Wade and many state abortion laws, “viability” means the fetus has reached a sufficiently advanced gestational age to be able to survive outside the womb—22 weeks, with current medical technology.But the New York law uses the term “viability” in an unusual way to signify a life-limiting birth defect. Some fatal birth defects, such as Potter’s syndrome or thanatophoric dysplasia, are often detected at the 20-week ultrasound, with abortion recommended as the only option.But ultrasound images are not perfect. Some babies diagnosed by ultrasound as having lethal defects have turned out to be completely normal. Even when severe birth defects are present, babies can undergo surgical repair after birth.READ MORE: read more