New counting firm emerges amid AV row

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ A SECOND vote-counting machine boss, whose firm stands to gain from a switch to the Alternative Vote, has extolled the virtues of scrapping Britain’s first past the post electoral system.Anne Marie-Slavin, chief executive of Opt2Vote, a vote-counting firm that has a contract for all of Scotland’s council and by-elections, said: “The introduction of electronic counting, and possibly AV for parliamentary elections, as part of the government’s overall modernisation programme should be encouraged.”Her backing comes just days after Nick Clegg accused his coalition allies of lying about electronic counting. He said claims that the introduction of AV would require expensive automated machines was “lies, misinformation and deceit”.Yet his broadside, seen as an attack on Prime Minister David Cameron, was questioned by detractors.“This shows that the consensus among those who run elections is that the introduction of AV will mean councils have to purchase expensive vote counting machines,” a spokesperson for the No to AV campaign said.“Here is a company that runs elections urging a yes vote for the potential commercial interests AV would bring.”It had already emerged that the Electoral Reform Society, a major backer of the “Yes to AV” campaign, believed it could gain financially under AV.Several prominent City figures have pledged thousands of pounds to the “No” campaign in the run up to the 5 May referendum.The campaign’s chairman, founder of derivatives dealer CMC Markets Peter Cruddas, has made a £400,000 donation, whilst Lord Sainsbury has donated £100,000.The former head of FTSE100 firm Man Group, Lord Fink, and co-founder of Hargreaves Lansdown Peter Hargreaves, also pledged significant sums. Share KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Adsmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorycenter_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Monday 25 April 2011 11:14 pm New counting firm emerges amid AV row whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Sports Business : IOC-Intel extends partnership to help Olympic athletes

first_img Football Cricket Sports Business : IOC-Intel extends partnership to help Olympic athletes BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers Latest Sports News Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Previous articleFootball Transfers Live : Leroy Sane is Bayern Munich man for $54.8mNext articleICC Elections : With Manohar’s exit, can BCCI breathe easy Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC final RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 20/1 (6 ov)- Follow Live Updates Cricket Latest Sports NewsSportSports Business The Tokyo Olympics aspirants have been suffering from huge mental, physical agony due to the Covid19 pandemic which led to the postponement of Olympics to 2021. Now the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has singed up with technology giant Intel in a bid to help Olympic athletes who are dealing with the impact of Covid19What will IOC-Intel partnership do for the Olympic athletes ?Intel through this partnership with IOC will provide life-coaching, mentoring and learning and development services to more than 50,000 athletes who are aiming to compete at the Games in 2021. WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener; Follow Live Updates by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowUndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoThe Tokyo Games were postponed by one year due to the pandemic, which has led to widespread travel restrictions and limits of mass gatherings.Intel will offer its support through Athlete365, the IOC’s community of support for Olympians and elite athletes.The company will now give athletes similar benefits to what it offers employees, including access to tools that will help them address the challenges of the pandemic.These include meditation app Headspace and the elite performance programme EXOS.Additional learning and development services will also be provided by Intel and LinkedIn.“Athletes work tirelessly to achieve their goals, “ said Intel chief executive Bob Swan.“In the process, they bring the world close together.“As a worldwide Olympic partner, we see the athletes as an extension to our Intel family and want to help in any way we can, especially during these challenging times.“We have some great services for our Intel employees and want to extend them to the athlete community.” Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore TAGSIntel – IOCIntel to help Olympic athletesInternational Olympic CommitteeSports BusinessTOKYO OLYMPICS SHARE PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Formula 1 By Kunal Dhyani – July 1, 2020 Facebook Twitter Cricket Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify Cricket Latest Sports News Cricket Football last_img read more

ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) 2005 Annual Report

first_imgARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng)  2005 annual report.Company ProfileARDOVA PLC formerly (Forte Oil Plc) sources and markets petroleum products in Nigeria which includes fuels, production chemicals, lubricants, greases and power generation for automobiles, aircraft, machines and equipment. The Fuel division supplies white petroleum products, aviation turbine kerosene and Jet A-1 aviation fuels; the Upstream division supplies ancillary products for the exploration and production sub-sector of the oil and gas industry; retail and industrial products include lubricants and grease; organic and petro-chemicals; premium motor spirit, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene and fuel oils. Forte Oil Plc also has business interests in power generation through the 414MW Geregu power plant located in Kogi state. Established in 1964 and formerly known as African Petroleum Plc, the company changed its name to Forte Oil Plc in 2010. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. ARDOVA PLC is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgLux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileLux Island Resorts Limited, formerly known as Naïade Resorts Limited, is a collection of premium hotels in the Indian Ocean with running operations in Mauritius, the Réunion Island, the Maldives, China, Vietnam, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. The company however, operates as a subsidiary of IBL Ltd as of May 18, 2018. Lux Island Resorts Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Stock market crash: 3 steps I’d take to capitalise on a FTSE 100 rebound

first_img See all posts by Peter Stephens Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Stock market crash: 3 steps I’d take to capitalise on a FTSE 100 rebound “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Peter Stephens has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img The FTSE 100’s long-term recovery prospects could be stronger than many investors realise. Certainly, more challenging trading conditions could be ahead that cause a period of uncertainty or even a market crash. But the index’s past performance shows that it has always been able to recover from its very worst periods to post new record highs.Therefore, buying financially sound growth businesses at low prices could be a means of capitalising on the market crash to position your portfolio for a long-term recovery.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Financial strengthThe financial strength of businesses has arguably been overlooked by some investors over recent years. A period of encouraging growth for the world economy has papered over risks such as high debt levels on company balance sheets. However, with GDP growth expected to decline rapidly over the short term, those risks could come to the fore and leave many companies in weak financial positions.As such, it may be of high importance for investors to focus their capital on businesses with low debt levels and access to cash to overcome the difficult operating conditions faced by many sectors. They may have a much higher chance of surviving what looks set to be among the worst recessions faced by the world economy since the 1930s. By surviving the short run, you can potentially benefit from a FTSE 100 recovery over the long term.FTSE 100 growth potentialIdentifying businesses with growth potential at the present time is a relatively challenging task. Some companies, though, have reported that coronavirus has not caused a major decline in their financial performance. As such, they may be able to strengthen their market positions in the coming months to generate higher returns in the long run.Other businesses may be able to capitalise on changing consumer behaviour. For example, online retailers may see a quickening in the pace of consumers shifting their spending away from physical stores and towards the internet. Likewise, companies that can more easily adapt to an evolving economy that is becoming increasingly flexible could be in a stronger position to generate higher levels of profitability in the coming years.Low valuationsAs well as buying financially-sound businesses with growth potential, purchasing cheap stocks could be a sound move. They may offer the greatest recovery potential, since their valuations may already include a margin of safety as investors prepare for a prolonged period of weak economic growth.With the FTSE 100 trading at a relatively low level, and many of its members having valuations that are below their historic averages, now could be the right time to buy a number of stocks for the long run. The FTSE 100’s crash may or may not be over. But its long-term recovery prospects seem to be strong judging by its past performance. Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Peter Stephens | Friday, 8th May, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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Are we ready for a test that could ‘pre-diagnose’ autism in…

first_imgKaren S. Rommelfanger, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the Neuroethics Program Director at Emory University’s Center for Ethics, and Neuroscience Editor-in-Residence at the American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience. Dr. Rommelfanger’s research explores how evolving neuroscience and neurotechnologies challenge societal definitions of disease and medicine. She edits and founded The Neuroethics Blog.Dr. Jennifer Sarrett is currently a Lecturer at Emory University’s Center for the Study of Human Health, where she teaches courses in Health Humanities, Bioethics and Disability, and Mental Illness and Culture. Her work focuses on intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) as they relate to culture, disability rights, and ethics. She began working in the field of autism and developmental 15 years ago as a special education instructor and consultant in the U.S. and abroad. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSAutismtheconversation.comWorld Autism Awareness Day Previous articleVote Wednesday in The Apopka Voice Reader’s Poll – Seat #2 RunoffNext articleThe Pulse shooter widow’s trial and the Apopka runoff election highlight the discussion on Let’s Talk About It Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom center_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! World Autism Awareness DayBy Karen Rommelfanger and Jennifer Sarrett and first published on theconversation.comFor children with autism, early intervention is critical. Therapies and education – especially in the first two years of life – can facilitate a child’s social development, reduce familial stress and ultimately improve quality of life.But while we can reliably diagnose autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at 24 months, most children are diagnosed much later. This is largely due to a lack of resources, poor adherence to screening guidelines and the fact that primary care physicians are often uncomfortable talking about autism risk to parents.But what if we could use a simple, routine test to screen every baby for autism? It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds. Larger-scale clinical trials for an eye-tracking device that could be used to predict autism are slated to begin this year.This presents a new and unique set of ethical concerns. Technologies that predict the possibility of a neurological disorder have the weight of affecting conceptions of not just “what” these children have but “who” these children will become.As a neuroethicist and autism researcher, we believe it is time to have a conversation about these technologies, and what it will mean for parents and children or for people with autism.Why use eye-tracking to predict autism?Many researchers have found that autistic children prefer to look at different things than typically developing children. This is called gaze preference. In fact, gaze preference changes can be detected prior to the onset of autism. Researchers have been using eye-tracking devices to record where babies gaze when viewing videos of social scenes. And they have been using this device not to diagnose autism, but to predict autism.A 2013 study using an eye-tracking device found that differences in gaze preference can be detected in infants as young as two months. When viewing videos, the infants who look at mouths more than eyes and objects more than people are more likely to later be diagnosed with autism. These infants experienced a decline in attention to other people’s eyes.The researchers from this study are working to replicate these findings in larger studies and are heading up the development of the eye-tracking device slated for clinical trials this year, and should the trials be successful, researchers will seek FDA approval for the device.The device is noninvasive, relatively easy to use and portable. And it could provide a standardized, objective measure for predicting autism. In other words, it would be a pre-diagnostic tool. This means that, by identifying the possibility of autism early, eye-tracking devices could increase the chances that children will be officially diagnosed earlier. This would especially help children who tend to be diagnosed at later ages because of disparities related to race or geography.In fact, researchers have suggested it could be used as part of a routine well-baby checkup for 18- to 24-month-olds. And if the technology proves to be useful in predicting autism in infants, why wouldn’t the device one day be utilized even earlier for two- or six-months-olds? A pre-diagnostic assessment for autism could be easily built into regular checkups, instead of waiting for parents to report symptoms and get an appointment with a specialist. This could be a major leap forward for getting kids diagnosed early with ASD and started on therapy, or providing interventions even prior to the development of autistic traits.What does ‘risk’ of autism mean?Imagine your baby is assessed for pre-diagnostic autism with an eye-tracking device, and you learn that he or she is likely to be later diagnosed with autism.What does that mean? How should we talk to parents about this? And bear in mind that autism is highly variable and has a very wide range of both symptom profile and age of onset, which complicates how accurate such an assessment can be.A positive assessment would indicate a higher likelihood of the child being diagnosed with autism. A negative one would indicate a lower likelihood. That is not the same thing as getting a diagnosis of autism in infancy. This is pre-diagnostic. A positive assessment could be used to justify an early therapeutic regimen even prior to an autism diagnosis. Early intervention can provide long-lasting improvements in the quality of life of the children, families, and caregivers of children with autism. For pre-diagnosed children, the hope would be that intervening before the development of significant autistic traits would be even more beneficial.The promise of having an opportunity to provide earlier intervention – perhaps earlier than ever before – and to implement this technology in routine community pediatric care requires that we consider the development of this technology very carefully.For example, what exactly will parents be told upon receiving such an assessment? The word “risk” may fail to communicate the vast range of possible outcomes and instead place too much focus on negative outcomes related to an autism spectrum diagnosis (ASD). Not every child who receives a positive assessment, after all, will actually be diagnosed with autism (to be sure, even with a tool with as much promise as eye-tracking, there will be false positives).We should be mindful of the effect a positive assessment (false positive or not) could have a child and their family. In many cultures, for instance, a condition like autism would stigmatize an entire family.In the absence of care and resources, especially for children so young, a positive assessment (even if the assessment is found to be wrong or a false positive) could be seen as more of a sentence rather an opportunity for intervention, a sentiment that could occur even within research trials.How do you treat a child “pre-diagnosed” with autism?While several research groups have raised the possibility of an objective test for toddlers using the eye-tracking device, eye-tracking has also been used in a preliminary study to predict autism in two- to six-month-olds. What if, in the future, babies are regularly assessed at younger ages, for which we do not yet have interventions? What could (and what should) a parent do in that situation?There are currently no evidence-based interventions available for babies under 12 months. The next phase of studies following upcoming trials will involve testing the development of a novel early intervention for 12-month-olds. Other researchers are attempting to develop interventions for six-month-old infants.A positive assessment might motivate parents to invest unnecessarily in expensive interventions, surveillance, and treatments. It could also lead to changes in the life trajectories of the child, caregivers and entire families such as changes in their financial plans and reallocation of time and material resources to a child’s early intervention or care.Even after a false positive (an assessment for the high risk that is determined to be wrong) is identified and the likelihood of getting a diagnosis of autism is determined to be quite low, caregivers may be unable to stop looking for signs of autism as a child ages.There are no autism-specific medications (because we still do not know the causes of autism), though drugs are frequently used to treat children for a variety of autism-related symptoms.In fact, psychotropic drugs have been prescribed to children less than two years of age, and risks of these medications on early development have yet to be determined.And adherents of a growing neurodiversity movement – an advocacy position that rejects notions that autism is unwanted and should be cured and, instead, acknowledges autism as a natural variant of human neurological development – would resist the use of “risk” in relation to ASD.Not a diagnosis, but a pre-preexisting conditionPolicymakers must consider the impact of the possible integration of these tools into regular pediatric practice and infant care as a new, community-wide pre-diagnostic assessment tool.Predictive detection technologies such as these will present a new set of policy considerations. Will insurers pay for the test? If they do, will they pay for treatment and intervention afterward? Because of the potential for long-term health-care savings, would there be penalties from insurers for not undergoing such an assessment? Right now, we just don’t know.Keep in mind that insurers were not prohibited from denying people coverage for preexisting coverage until the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed. But with this test, we aren’t talking about a preexisting condition. We are talking about a predictive technology, a “pre” whose results essentially create a new category of health or illness, well before the condition even becomes a preexisting one. Think of it as a pre-preexisting condition. This situation is not addressed by the ACA.The insurance implications can spread beyond childhood. How a predictive assessment will affect life insurance policies and long-term care insurance is unknown.Because information about one’s brain health often feels especially identity-forming, privacy policies will need to be created to determine how pre-diagnostic information be kept and who will have access to the results of these assessments. Will schools, future employers or insurance agencies have access to this information?As eye-tracking devices head toward clinical trials, it is critical to think about and address these concerns in a public forum and alongside the development of these technologies.Without such a discussion, these tools, despite their enormous potential, risk losing resources and public support to be fully developed and advanced or risk being underused or not used properly at all. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Humble House / Coy Yiontis Architects

first_imgArchDaily Greer Consulting Engineers Bellarine Landscaapes Houses Humble House / Coy Yiontis Architects Area:  249 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs:  Tatjana Plitt Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Humble House / Coy Yiontis ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHumble House / Coy Yiontis ArchitectsSave this picture!© Tatjana Plitt+ 20Curated by Martita Vial Share Architects: Coy Yiontis Architects Area Area of this architecture project Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Year:  Builder: Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904854/humble-house-coy-yiontis-architects Clipboard Structural Engineer: J&S Trickey builders Projects CopyHouses•Barwon Heads, Australia Australia Landscape Architect: Photographs 2015 Rosa Coy, George Yiontis Site Area:715 sqmBuilding Area (No Decking/No Garage):205 sqmDesign Team:George Yiontis Rosa Coy Elodie LimCity:Barwon HeadsCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tatjana PlittText description provided by the architects. Designed for an older couple who travel frequently, this coastal home accommodates visiting grandchildren and family as well as being a private, easily maintained haven between adventures. Building form was driven by site conditions and the need for accessibility; the resulting dynamic façade and dramatic internal volumes belie its liveability.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittScreening from western neighbours and the need for the home to sit at a single level across a sloping site dictated the form of the building. The overbearing nature of the two storey neighbour and threat of overshadowing and overlooking resulted in the design of a long, tall building form running the full length of the western boundary protecting the clients’ amenity. Living spaces are oriented towards the north and cross ventilated. Bedrooms are oriented to the east to capture the morning sun. Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittDownsizing from a grand heritage country homestead, this new home is consciously contemporary. The clients revel in the ‘touch button technology’ throughout the home. The standard mod-cons such as hydronic heating and electric blinds are relative luxuries after their old home where the stoking of daily fires was required to keep the house warm. Also important are the small touches that aid day to day living; a bench seat at the front door for removing dirty boots; the outdoor shower for rinsing sandy feet after a beach visit; the secret hatch in the garage that accesses the internal kitchen pantry directly so that the heavy grocery bags don’t have to be lugged. Save this picture!Ground FloorThis home was to be that which their previous home was not; contemporary and easy to maintain. Consideration of the clients aging comfortably in place determined that there should be no steps in the home; internal spaces and garden are at one continuous level and the resulting terraced garden at the rear of the sloping site provides ease of maintenance and an abundance of vegetables. The main living space features full height glazing to the north and south courtyards.  This can be opened out completely on either or both sides depending on weather conditions. Frequent entertainers, a flexible plan was required which allowed private studies to be converted to bedrooms when visitors stayed on. An isolated study with its own bathroom has the potential to house a live-in carer should the need arise in the future. This is a contemporary home steeped in the history of its occupants and designed around their daily lives. Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittComfort, ease of maintenance and facilitation of established daily rituals were primary elements of the clients’ brief. The home is fundamentally liveable and carefully considered with regard to the idiosyncrasies of the couple that live here. Spaces are carefully personalized with customized niches for mementos gathered over a lifetime. Despite the contemporary response required to accommodate the functional brief, the family history is richly evident. We are reminded every time we speak to the client how wonderful the house is to live in.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittProject gallerySee allShow lessCity of Sky / WJ DesignSelected ProjectsRidge Residence / Thier+Curran ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Manufacturers: Centor, Caesarstone, Inlite, Neff, Qasair, RMS Marble, Reece, Vistosi, Acor, Mizu “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904854/humble-house-coy-yiontis-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeCoy Yiontis ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBarwon HeadsOn InstagramAustraliaPublished on November 01, 2018Cite: “Humble House / Coy Yiontis Architects” 31 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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USDA: Rural Death Rates from COVID-19 Surpasses Urban Death Rates

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA: Rural Death Rates from COVID-19 Surpasses Urban Death Rates SHARE During the initial COVID-19 surge between March and June 2020, large urban areas had the highest weekly death rates from the virus in the United States.Numbers declined as medical professionals learned more about the virus, how to treat it, and how to prevent its spread. As the virus spread from major urban areas to rural areas, the second COVID-19 surge, from July to August 2020, brought more deaths to rural areas.The peak in deaths associated with this surge was smaller because testing was more widespread, the infected population was younger and less vulnerable, and treatments were more effective.However, in early September 2020, COVID-19 death rates in rural areas surpassed those in urban areas.This trend continued into a third, still ongoing, surge that spiked in rural areas during the holiday season and again shortly thereafter.Rural areas have shown higher death rates per 100,000 adults since September in part because they had higher rates of new infections than urban areas, but that is not the whole story.Rural COVID-19 deaths per 100 new infections 2 weeks prior (to account for the lag between infection and death) were 2.2 in the first 3 weeks of February-35 percent higher than the corresponding urban mortality rate of 1.6 deaths per 100 new infections 2 weeks earlier.The rural population appears to be more vulnerable to serious infection because of the older age of its population, higher rates of underlying medical conditions, lack of health insurance, and greater distance to an intensive care hospital.As of early February, death rates have started decreasing, possibly because of more widespread vaccinations among the most vulnerable populations.This chart updates data found in the February 2021 Amber Waves data feature, “Rural Residents Appear to be More Vulnerable to Serious Infection or Death from COVID-19.” Previous articleNational Ag Week Connects Students With LawmakersNext articleCorn Growers Name Top Challenges as They Prepare for Planting USDA Communications Facebook Twitter By USDA Communications – Mar 22, 2021 SHARE USDA: Rural Death Rates from COVID-19 Surpasses Urban Death Rateslast_img read more

Met Eireann warn of more gale force winds in Northwest tonight

first_img Facebook Met Eireann is warning of further gale force winds in parts of the country tonight.Gusts of between 100 and 120 kilometres per hour are forecast in exposed areas of Connacht and west Ulster.Meanwhile Eircom says its currently dealing with over 5,000 faults – with Mayo, Galway, Sligo and Donegal the worst affected areas.The ESB says power has been restored to all households – but there may be some outages for a time today while repair work is completed.John Eagleton from Met Eireann says the conditions tonight will not be as severe as earlier this week:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/14eagl1.mp3[/podcast] Google+ News Pinterest Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Met Eireann warn of more gale force winds in Northwest tonight Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleHearing of Donegal Priest’s indecent assault charges adjournedNext articleDeputy Pringle says majority against Household Tax, as only 2,400 register to pay News Highland By News Highland – January 4, 2012 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Outrage after life rings removed from Letterkenny Bridge

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Outrage after life rings removed from Letterkenny Bridge WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterestcenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Previous articleLecky nominated for RTÉ Young Sportsperson of the YearNext articlePeople advised to be on high alert after spate of break-ins News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – December 14, 2018 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA A Donegal County Councillor has hit out at those responsible for removing life rings at the Old Town Bridge area of Letterkenny. The life rings were discovered missing this week with Donegal County Council now tasked to replace them.Cllr Gerry McMonagle says the removal of the equipment could potentially put lives at risk and has pleaded with the culprits to stop:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/gerrgyhjughjghjyliferings.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more