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Women’s rugby growing fast in Oceania

first_img TAGS: FijiSamoaTonga Huddle up: Fiji’s women’s sevens team get ready for a match on the World Series (Getty Images) Don’t miss Rugby World’s Pacific Islands special – the September 2018 issue is on sale until the end of August. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Women’s rugby growing fast in Oceania“People ask me, ‘Why do women want to play rugby?’ I say, ‘Why do men want to swim?’”Those are the words of Cathy Wong, the Oceania Rugby Women’s Director who was also appointed to the World Rugby Council recently. Her role is to oversee the development of women’s rugby in the region, at junior and senior level, in sevens, tens and 15s.It’s a big brief and there are challenges. Wong worked behind the scenes earlier this year to enact a turnaround in Tongan policy after the education ministry banned girls from playing rugby in schools.Related: Tonga ban girls from playing rugbyWong says understanding the local culture is key. “In the Pacific we have a matriarchal society and when it comes to sport things can be very traditional,” she says. “Respecting and working within the boundaries of those cultures is very important, as is not thinking of culture as a barrier.Sevens tussle: Cook Islands take on Fiji at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games (Getty Images)“As a Pacific Islander I’m accepted when I go into those situations and have that understanding of the culture, so that’s a benefit when working at a governance level and mediating.”Another challenge is numbers. Women’s rugby may be growing in Oceania but a country like Niue could not support a 15-a-side rugby so there is more of a focus on sevens. It’s also about creating inter-island competitions so players get to test themselves. Rugby World gets the lowdown on the Pacific… Pacific Combine creates new player pathway on islands Expand Pacific Combine creates new player pathway on islands Expand Collapse Rugby World’s Pacific Islands special issuecenter_img Why there needs to be a Pacific Islands Super Rugby team Rugby World finds out what the state of play is with women’s rugby in the Oceania region World Rugby’s Get Into Rugby programme is introducing more children to the sport and there is now a 15-a-side women’s league in Fiji. Wong’s next goals include creating similar leagues in Samoa and potentially Papua New Guinea, where they have the numbers to do so, as well as week-long sevens and tens tournaments between smaller islands so they get more exposure to competitive fixtures.Support network: Papua New Guinea fans at the Sevens World Cup in San Francisco (Getty Images)As participation levels increase, taking part in the Women’s World Cup becomes a possibility. Fiji and Papua New Guinea competed in the recent Sevens World Cup, but further progress is needed in the longer format.“My role is making sure unions at Tier Two and Tier Three level can move up to the next level and be competitive,” says Wong. “Right now, in bigger nations we’re seeing women’s players being contracted at sevens and 15s. That’s a big ask, but if I can get the women the same player welfare support system as the men, then I’ve done my job.” Rugby World’s Pacific Islands special issue Rugby World finds out what those in the… “In Oceania, the biggest growth has been in women’s rugby with a 48% pick-up in women’s participation,” explains Wong, who points to the 2016 Olympics as a key factor. “Fiji’s win in Rio really opened things up, with people thinking if boys can do it so can girls.”MORE FROM RUGBY WORLD ON THE PACIFIC ISLANDS LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A celebration of Pacific Islands rugby – and… Why there needs to be a Pacific Islands Super Rugby teamlast_img read more

House in Shukugawa / FujiwaraMuro Architects

first_imgArchDaily Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: Toli, KMEW, Prairie, Sincol Japan CopyHouses•Nishinomiya, Japan House in Shukugawa / FujiwaraMuro Architects Architects: FujiwaraMuro Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeFujiwaraMuro ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNishinomiyaOn FacebookJapanPublished on May 30, 2021Cite: “House in Shukugawa / FujiwaraMuro Architects” 30 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” “COPY” Year:  City:NishinomiyaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Naoki YoshikawaRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)MetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyText description provided by the architects. The phrase “tiny home” or “tiny lot” tends to bring to mind properties with narrow frontages. In the densely developed districts of Osaka, this type of long, narrow property is common, and houses are often built so close together a person can’t even fit between them. However, in Osaka, building coverage area (BCA) and floor-area ratio (FAR) regulations are lenient, allowing for a relatively large percentage of a given property to be built up. By contrast, in the Shukugawa district of Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture (just west of Osaka), BCA is limited to 40 percent and FAR to 100 percent; height is also restricted.Save this picture!© Naoki YoshikawaSave this picture!Plan – 1st floorSave this picture!Plan – 2nd floorSave this picture!© Naoki YoshikawaAs a result, architectural design in this district is actually more difficult than it is in urban Osaka. In addition, on this particular lot, the residence had to be set back at least one meter from neighboring lots. This reduced the frontage on the “pole” portion of the flagpole lot to a width too small for construction, posing a further obstacle to building a home. On the other hand, we were able to locate the entire allowed floor area on the “flag” portion of the lot, which worked in our favor.Save this picture!© Naoki YoshikawaThe entrance is located at the end of a curved approach with plantings along the side. Inside, a window directly opposite the entryway opens up the line of sight, while bedrooms, a walk-in closet, and several other private rooms are located to the left and right of the front hallway. The living, dining, and kitchen areas are located on the top two floors. The split-level design responds to the client’s comment that family members tend to spend more time in shared living areas than in their bedrooms; split levels provide just the right amount of distance by separating lines of sight without fully closing off individual spaces.Save this picture!© Naoki YoshikawaThe design pays particularly close attention to the views from various locations on these split levels. In the kitchen, windows offer vistas from both the right and left. The workspace behind the kitchen looks out on trees beyond neighboring houses and looks down on the property’s own plantings. The dining table offers a vista of mountains. The view from the sofa features an open sky beyond the deck.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Naoki YoshikawaFrom the Japanese-style room, one looks down from the street side on the garden and, from the opposite side, on the staircase, deck, and exterior landscape. Split levels are a classic way of alleviating the confined feeling in a small house, yet in this case, they also became an opportunity for careful and deep consideration of the views from each part of the house.Save this picture!© Naoki YoshikawaProject gallerySee allShow lessWhite.ZS Lab / DOMANISelected ProjectsNik House / Troyano ArquiteturaSelected Projects Share Projects Shintaro Fujiwara, Yoshio Muro Houses Photographs:  Naoki Yoshikawa Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  40 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architects: Save this picture!© Naoki Yoshikawa+ 18Curated by Hana Abdel Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2019 House in Shukugawa / FujiwaraMuro ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Shukugawa / FujiwaraMuro Architectslast_img read more

Hoovers Online to sweep into UK

Advertisement Hoovers Online to sweep into UK Howard Lake | 26 May 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Hoovers Online, the US business resource used by many UK fundraising researchers, is to open a UK arm with a UK office. Read Hoover’s Online to clean up in UK by Martha McQuay at Netimperative. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Shuttle bus driver injured in road rage incident dies

first_imgWorld Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. Send her a tip if you have a story to share! Facebook Previous articlePatch Hat Co.: ‘Just two dudes sewing some hats’Next articleTCU student pursues the 2020 Paralympics Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Family members have also started a GoFundMe page to help pay for funeral and burial costs. The site states, “We are trying to keep strong and make the necessary arrangements but need help with funds as his passing was completely unexpected. Any donated amount will be appreciated.” Elizabeth Campbell + posts printDavid James Mitchell. (Photo courtesy of Greg Kish.)The shuttle bus driver injured in last month’s road rage incident died Nov. 28 after two weeks in the hospital.David Mitchell was injured following an altercation with another Roadrunner Charters shuttle driver that set off a campus-wide lockdown. Family lawyer Greg Kish said Mitchell sustained a fractured arm requiring surgery, head trauma and lacerations requiring stitches, and deep contusions to his midsection. He also had scrapes and bruising to his knees, back and extremities as a result of the attack.Fort Worth police initially said Eric Hampton, the other shuttle driver, “bumped” Mitchell with a shuttle.“Dave also had nightmares about the attack until his death,” Kish said.According to Kish, the family has not yet received an autopsy report, but was told Mitchell died from a pulmonary embolism which they believe was “directly related” to the attack and Mitchell’s hospital stay.TCU students were informed of driver David Mitchell’s death in a campus-wide email sent out Monday when Chancellor Victor Boschini requested the TCU flag be lowered to half-staff in memoriam. Mitchell worked as a shuttle driver for TCU for two years.“Texas Christian University is saddened to hear this news,” said Holly Ellman, Associate Director for TCU’s Strategic Communication Managment. “We send our warmest thoughts, prayers and condolences to the family in this difficult time.”Kish said Mitchell loved working at TCU.“He was a hard-working man and a good man,” Kish said. “Dave’s wife, Zelda, described Dave as a big teddy bear. He always wanted to help people. He will be missed.”Kish shared performance reviews of Mitchell’s work at TCU which include feedback of “outstanding” and “excellent.”Suzanne Land, who works in the Office of the Registrar, said Mitchell was a thoughtful and caring man.“If you were leaving early, all you had to do was tell him and he made sure that he was at the stop or sent someone else,” Land said.  “He went above and beyond with his role here at TCU.  He asked about my family every day. He was just an incredibly nice man who had a genuine love for family and his job.  I am just heartbroken that he is lost to us and his family. I will miss his smile and great attitude.”Mitchell also left a positive impact on Cindy Coffin who works in the Office of Donor Relations.“David was a genuine friend to me and, I think, all the regular riders on the shuttle,” Coffin said. “He watched out for us. He thought of the things that made life easier for all his riders which was so considerate.”Coffin added that Mitchell was a family man through and through.“He loved talking about his family,” Coffin said. “A proud dad, he often shared about his family activities but most importantly the interesting things his daughters were doing and what lovely women they had grown up to be. David truly was a good man and I miss seeing him.”A viewing will be held at Evergreen Funeral Home Friday, Dec. 8 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. The funeral will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. at Hope of Glory, 4002 S. Marsalas, Dallas. Elizabeth Campbell Alumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars Elizabeth Campbell Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfare Facebookcenter_img Linkedin Elizabeth Campbell WATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Elizabeth Campbell ReddIt Linkedin ReddIt TAGSRoadrunner shuttle CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

“Commission of Investigation” to look into Mother and Baby Homes

first_img Facebook By News Highland – June 10, 2014 Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleWW2 Commemorative CeremonyNext articleHow Distracting A Text Message Can Be News Highland Twitter Twitter The Government’s announced a full ‘Commission of Investigation’ into mother and baby homes.It will have full statutory powers to seek documents and compel witnesses.The wide ranging inquiry will examine all aspects of the running of the homes and won’t just be confined to the revelations concerning the former Bon Secour’s home in Tuam.Children’s Minister Charlie Flanagan says its essential that the facts are established and he’s calling on the Catholic church to co-operate………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+center_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire “Commission of Investigation” to look into Mother and Baby Homes Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Google+last_img read more

Taoiseach told seven day respite is needed in the North West

first_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterestcenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – November 14, 2019 Previous articleMichaela McCollum should donate book profits to charity -MorganNext articleEvening News, Sport and Obituaries on Thursday November 14th News Highland Google+ The Taoiseach has been told there is a need for a seven day a week respite service in the North West.After a year without any service, Seaview House in Mountcharles is set to reopen in January after a new contract was negotiated, but it will only operate on a five day a week basis.Some of the 50 families served by the centre expressed anger at that fact at a public meeting in Donegal Town earlier this week.Deputy Eamon Scanlon was at that meeting, he says the North West is the only region that doesn’t have a weekend service…………….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Facebook Taoiseach told seven day respite is needed in the North West Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

11 killed as sky diving plane crashes in Hawaii

first_imgiStock(OAHU, Hawaii) — Eleven people were killed when a sky diving plane crashed on the island of Oahu Friday, the deadliest civilian plane accident in the U.S. since 2015.The twin-engine King Air plane crashed Friday at about 6:30 p.m. local time and killed everyone on board, according to the Hawaii Department of Transportation.“With extreme sadness HDOT reports there were 9 souls on board the King Air twin engine plane that went down near Dillingham Airfield with no apparent survivors,” the DOT tweeted. #HDH update: With extreme sadness HDOT reports there were 9 souls on board the King Air twin engine plane that went down near Dillingham Airfield with no apparent survivors.— Hawaii DOT (@DOTHawaii) June 22, 2019“There’s nothing left of the plane,” Honolulu Fire Chief Manuel P. Neves told reporters at the airport.Dillingham Airfield is located on the northwest coast of Oahu, the opposite side from the state’s capital of Honolulu. The airfield is used for both military and civilian aircraft.“I am closely following the tragic developments out of Dillingham Airfield this evening,” Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said in a tweet. “At this time our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims.”“There was a fire close to the fence line, we extinguished the fire, so luckily because it was accessible we could get to the fire right away,” Neves said. “We’re collecting information; it was a sky-dive aircraft.”“We have witnesses that say it was inbound so we’re not sure right now [whether it left the airfield], we’re gathering information,” he added.There were family members of those on the plane who were waiting at the airfield, Neves said.“It is very difficult,” he said. “In my 40 years as a firefighter here in Hawaii this is the most tragic aircraft incident that we’ve had. We’ve had some helicopters with the military, but this is a civilian plane that went down with that many people on board.”One man who was hiking in the area of the airfield said he saw fire trucks, police and helicopters rush to the scene. When he got closer to the scene he spoke to a couple who saw the plane take off.“I talked to a couple on my way from the other side [of the airport]; they said they saw the plane, it looks like it was taking off and it looked a little wobbly and that’s the last they could see of it,” eyewitness Jonathan Keating said.On Saturday afternoon, the Federal Aviation Administration said there were 11 people on board, after it was initially believed to be 9 occupants. The coroner’s officer in Hawaii later told the agency that no one survived the crash.The crash is the deadliest in the U.S. for a civilian plane since nine people were killed in Akron, Ohio, in November 2015. There have been two more recent military plane crashes with at least as many casualties: a C-130 crash in Georgia in May 2018 that killed nine people and a C-130 crash in Mississippi in July 2017 that killed 16.Sixteen people were also killed in a hot air balloon accident in Texas in July 2016.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Mitchell, Gobert Named To All-Star Team

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Undated) — The Utah Jazz are sending two players to the NBA All-Star Game.Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert have each been named to the Western Conference team as reserves.It’s the first All-Star nod for both players. The game tips off on February 16th in Chicago. Associated Press January 31, 2020 /Sports News – Local Mitchell, Gobert Named To All-Star Team Written by Tags: Donovan Mitchell/NBA/NBA All-Star Game/Rudy Gobert/Utah Jazzlast_img

US Navy developing glue that turns on and off electronically

first_imgOn/Off capability The US Navy is developing a glue that turns on and off electronically November 4, 2016 View post tag: US Navy View post tag: ONR Share this articlecenter_img The team is now trying to figure out how to use electrical currents to create a chemical “on-off” switch that temporarily changes DOPA molecules to make the synthetic adhesive sticky or non-sticky at will. So far, they’ve been able to accomplish this by tweaking the glue’s pH balance, but are still working to achieve this capability using electrical stimulation.“This work is novel in the sense that there is no smart adhesive out there that can perform underwater,” said Lee. “The chemistry that we can potentially incorporate into the adhesive, causing it to reversibly bond and de-bond, is quite new.”Lee envisions multiple uses for such a “smart glue”. It could bind underwater sensors and devices to the hulls of ships and submarines—or help unmanned vehicles dock along rocky coastlines or in remote locations.There are also possible medical applications for an adhesive that can bind and un-bind at will. It could lead to new kinds of bandages that will stay attached when someone sweats or gets wet, and make it less painful to remove a dressing. The smart glue may even be used one day to attach prosthetic limbs and biometric sensors or seal surgical wounds.For his adhesion efforts, Lee was named a 2016 winner within ONR’s Young Investigator Program, a prestigious grant awarded to scientists and engineers with exceptional promise for producing creative, state-of-the-art research that appears likely to advance naval capabilities. The U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) is funding development of a glue that does not collapse when soaked in water and can even be turned on and off with electricity.Dr. Bruce Lee, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Michigan Technological University, is using a protein produced by mussels to create a reversible synthetic glue.Like barnacles, mussels attach to rocks, docks and ship hulls—a natural occurrence called biofouling. Mussels secrete a combination of natural liquid superglues and stretchy fibers, called byssal threads, that works equally well in saltwater and freshwater; can stick to both hard and soft surfaces; and is strong enough to withstand the roughest sea conditions.The secret behind mussels’ adhesive success is an amino acid called dihydroxyphenylalanine—DOPA, for short. A chemical relative of dopamine—the neurotransmitter that helps control the human brain’s pleasure and reward centers—DOPA is a critical ingredient in fastening the superglues and byssal threads to a location. It also enables mussel secretions to be both cohesive and adhesive—meaning they can adhere to themselves and other surfaces.Lee and his research team blended DOPA with polymers such as polyester and rubber to create a synthetic glue that holds together when wet. Laboratory tests demonstrated this material can attach to a variety of surfaces, including metal, plastic and even flesh and bone.“One very valuable quality of this synthetic glue is its versatility,” said Lee. “We can change the chemistry to make it as rigid or flexible as we need—while still maintaining its overall strength and durability.” Back to overview,Home naval-today The US Navy is developing a glue that turns on and off electronically Authoritieslast_img read more

Dredge Returns to Work on South End Beach Project

first_imgThe hopper dredge Liberty Island gathers sand from an offshore borrow area on Thursday afternoon (Aug. 13). The ship is back from 11 weeks of repairs in Norfolk, Va., that delayed a project to rebuild eroded beaches at the south end of Ocean City. A dredging ship is gathering sand from the ocean floor off Ocean City on Thursday afternoon (Aug. 13), and is preparing to pump it onto south end beaches.An area comprised of most of 51st Street Beach is sectioned off on Thursday afternoon.The Liberty Island returned today from what turned out to be an 11-week repair job in Norfolk, Va., and work on a massive beach replenishment project has resumed.Work on a federal Army Corps of Engineers project to rebuild eroded beaches between 37th and 59th streets in Ocean City began April 16 and was expected to be complete by mid-July. But the dredge was under repair for about 75 days after working for only 44 days.The restart of the project means small sections of beach at the south end will be closed as the work progresses.Crews had fenced off an area around 51st Street Beach, where the project left off, as of Thursday afternoon. But Ocean City Mayor’s Assistant Mike Dattilo said the work actually could begin with touching up areas of beach between 54th and 52nd streets that had already been completed.He said the area behind (toward the streets) a pipeline running down the beach likely will be open, and only small areas to the ocean side will be closed at any one time over the weekend.(Check back with OCNJ Daily for updates on the progress and location of work.)The Liberty Island is a hopper dredge, a ship that pumps sand into its hold from an underwater borrow area, then travels closer to Ocean City to hook up with a pipeline that feeds the new sand onto the beach. The ship is owned and operated by an outside contractor, the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company of Oak Brook, Ill.The engine on the Liberty Island died on May 30 and the ship had been in port for seven weeks as it was replaced. It returned to Ocean City on July 20 for what was expected to be the restart of  work. But the dredge broke again on its first test pump.The delays have kept all Ocean City beaches open through the heart of the summer vacation season, but they’re also pushing the restart of work into the heart of hurricane season.The project is now expected to be complete at the end of September.last_img read more