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Overlapping Ears Of Rice / StudioGreenBlue

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  StudioGreenBlueText description provided by the architects. This building stands on the borderline between the wheat and the residence area. This is a duplex house where a young couple and their mother live. The living space of young couple and the living space of their mother are divided. But they hope to hear their mother’s voice in an emergency. And they hope to see a field of wheat and hills in their life, too. This house is able to be parted three pieces and piled those pieces. The third floor commanding a fine view is the young couple’s, the second floor is individual room ( bedroom, library, and so on), since there is convenient for their mother, the first floor is hers. A stairwell pierces three floors, but gratings cover the stairwell in each floor. People can join other people in the other floors with sounds through the gratings. The gratings steer the sunlight. The light is turned every times which draws a pattern on the wall. Inhabitants can see that change. Save this picture!© StudioGreenBlueRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – 20MMWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD22There are only the field of wheat and low buildings. However, requested floor space needs spread as large as a three stories house. But comparing the building and neighboring scenery, we feel a three stories house is too tall and that sense of being is too large. So that breaking mass of the building to three parts. Save this picture!© StudioGreenBlueWe separated this volume to three boxes, and then piled these, the largest volume expand the image of ears of rice and resolve with projection. Changing the proportion of stripe, people can have different images in all around. It aims to give feeling such as to stick a print paper on the outer walls. That makes the part not coercive. As the result, the building shade in the scenery, and we can give the building a mild sense.Project gallerySee allShow lessEuropean Architectural Travel PhotographsArticlesVertical Theme Park / Ju-Hyun KimArticles Share Photographs CopyHouses•Takasaki, Japan Save this picture!© StudioGreenBlue+ 18 Share Year:  Architects: StudioGreenBlue Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/98500/overlapping-ears-of-rice-studiogreenblue Clipboard Overlapping Ears Of Rice / StudioGreenBlue Japan Overlapping Ears Of Rice / StudioGreenBlueSave this projectSaveOverlapping Ears Of Rice / StudioGreenBlue “COPY” CopyAbout this officeStudioGreenBlueOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesTakasaki3D ModelingJapanPublished on December 27, 2010Cite: “Overlapping Ears Of Rice / StudioGreenBlue” 27 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardWindowsMitrexSolar WindowAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesBulbs / SpotsCocowebLighting – Compact Gallery White TracklightConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSealantsEffisusCrossing Perforations on RoofsWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodValchromat Panels for Interior DesignWindowspanoramah!®ah! MotorisationHingesSaliceHinges – PactaDrawers / Filing Cabinets / ShelvesBeneStorage Partition – PORTS StorageMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?水稻重叠的耳朵 / StudioGreenBlue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 2006 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/98500/overlapping-ears-of-rice-studiogreenblue Clipboard “COPY” Houses Area:  13375 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projectslast_img read more

STAY1METER Homestay / Z_Lab

first_imgPhotographs:  Lee Byunggeun Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  “COPY” Architect In Charge:Kang Hae Cheon, Noh Kyung Rok, Park Jung HyunBrand Designer In Charge:Kim KisooFurniture:By BigtableGardening:Dewsong PlaceWeb Design:Z_LabStay Management:STAYFOLIOCity:JejuCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lee ByunggeunRecommended ProductsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. There are two islands where no people live, called Chagui-do and Wa-do near a small village, Yongsu-ri, located in the west coast of Jeju Island. Staring at these two islands at certain point, they look magnificent and mysterious like a humpback whale in a legend that came up on the surface to take a breath. STAY1METER is located at this certain point.Save this picture!© Lee ByunggeunSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Lee ByunggeunSave this picture!© Lee Byunggeun1 meter in the name not only means that it is built on 1m high from the ground but also means that the distance of mind to enable a light, pleasant day away from one’s daily life. 1m from the ground and daily life. The name literally states the beginning and the complete space of STAY1METER. STAY1METER embraces a variety of scenery toward all directions. To the west, there are Chagui-do and Wa-do where the sun goes down. To the south, Dangsan-mountain boasts its elegant view. To the east, you can see the Halla mountain from far. In autumn, you also can enjoy the garden of silver grasses making a pearly wave with their flower stands and night sky with the shining stars on the rooftop.Save this picture!© Lee ByunggeunThe design of the building begins with the consideration of how a house should look like, standing in the middle of a huge field and facing the sea. A horizontal roof is devised not to disturb the beautiful scenery surrounding the house. STAY1METER looks like a boat from a distance, floating around silver grass and wheat field. You can see the sunset clearly and the light fills the every corner of the house.Save this picture!Section 01Save this picture!Section detailA Hackberry welcomes you at the entrance as the symbol of this house. There are two bedrooms at the both ends of this long-oval-shaped 1-story house and each of them is connected to a secret space. the northern side bedroom leads to an outdoor bathtub surrounded by an oval-shaped wall and the southern side one is linked to fully opened outside area. The middle space is equipped with the living room and the kitchen. Especially, it enables to have a cozy space and comfortable view toward outside by lowering the floor of the living room. Since one side of the house, toward the sea, is all glass, the scenery and daily life are naturally blended in the flow of the time and the change of the season, while the house reflects the sunlight and it goes into the surroundings.Save this picture!© Lee ByunggeunThere are a small swimming pool with the same height of the sea level and an outdoor table with the height of the silver grass. The height, color and texture of the material of outdoor facilities, the garden and even the parking space are planned to make harmony with the surroundings. There is a circular staircase which leads to the rooftop where you can enjoy a panoramic view. All the furniture in this house are produced through collaboration with ‘ByBigtable’. Some furniture combines a lighting and a tray which completes a unique design, only in STAY1METER. The small sea in the garden are made by ‘DewSong Place’, fabric design is done by ‘Milmuah’, technical consulting about lighting by ‘LIMAS’ and the stay is managed by ‘Stayfolio’.Save this picture!© Lee ByunggeunProject gallerySee allShow lessResidence C / KC Design StudioSelected ProjectsHouse in Tezukayama / Fujiwaramuro ArchitectsSelected Projects Share STAY1METER Homestay / Z_Lab CopyHouses•Jeju, South Korea ArchDaily Photographs Manufacturers: DADA brick, G.A.U Archi Factory, LOOKS, Terraco Korea, Varon Materials Lighting: Projects G.A.U Archi Factory “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/936673/stay1meter-homestay-z-lab Clipboard Architects: Z_Lab Area Area of this architecture project Area:  100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Lee Byunggeun+ 27Curated by Hana Abdel Share South Korea LIMAS 2018 Construction: STAY1METER Homestay / Z_LabSave this projectSaveSTAY1METER Homestay / Z_Lab ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/936673/stay1meter-homestay-z-lab Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officeZ_LabOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJejuOn FacebookSouth KoreaPublished on April 02, 2020Cite: “STAY1METER Homestay / Z_Lab” 01 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?济州岛一米民宿 / Z_Lab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 streamlast_img read more

New site for PR workers in the voluntary sector

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New site for PR workers in the voluntary sector Advertisement 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 October 2001 | News Public relations staff at charities now have their own Web site from Fifth Estate.Fifth Estate, which supports anyone in the not-for-profit sector who has public relations in their job description, has launched a Web site. Hosted by the Institute of Public Relations, the site features news, events and membership details.last_img read more

Crescenta Valley Community Church: Free Easter Egg Hunt

first_img Community News Faith & Religion Events Crescenta Valley Community Church: Free Easter Egg Hunt Published on Thursday, March 22, 2012 | 9:48 pm Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Crescenta Valley Community Church and Kid’s Place invites everyone to their Free Easter Egg Hunt. Everyone is welcome and free to bring along their friends and family.There will be two Super Egg Hunts at 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. plus, “Golden Eggs Win a Basket!”This Easter Egg Hunt is brought to you as a gift from the Crescenta Valley Community Church. For more questions about the egg hunt contact Beth at CVCC (818) 249-5808 ext. 23.Crescenta Valley Community Church, 4001 La Crescenta Avenue, La Crescenta, (818) 249-5805 or visit www.cvchurch.com. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

Terra Madre – Mother Earth day

first_imgLinkedin Advertisement Email THIS week, Jennifer Allen guest writes on Food For Thought to tell us about Terra Madre and its connection to Slow Food.“Terra Madre, or Mother Earth day, falls on December 10. But what’s it all about? Terra Madre is one very significant aspect of the Slow Food movement, consisting of a broad, global network of food producers, cooks and experts, who share a passion for preserving food diversity in all its shapes and sizes.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up We are becoming increasingly reliant on an increasingly diminished array of foods, with an ever lengthening chain between us and whoever produced those foods. Obviously, from a gastronomic viewpoint, being restricted to a tiny window of generic foods is bland and not very inspiring. But, on a more profound level, lack of diversity can have serious economic and environmental consequences. In the natural environment, if one food fails, there are so many others to choose from, it doesn’t pose any significant risk. If, however, a whole community relies on growing one food, failure of that one crop can spell disaster. Likewise, the more alienated from our food supply we become as consumers, the less control we have over how that food is created and the consequences if our supply is cut off.Rather than lamenting this potentially negative scenario though, let’s shine a light on the wonderful richness of foods we have on our doorstep.A few years ago, two students from the Organic College in Dromcollogher were out strolling and foraging in Springfield, co Limerick, when they came across an apple tree. This tree, with its distinctive very large yellow apples, with some fruits weighing over a pound, was unfamiliar to either of them. They investigated the puckered, ribbed apples further, only to find no record existed of such a variety. A new star was born! Appletown Wonder is now on the list of native apple varieties at Seedsavers in Scariff, along with about 140 others. Add to that 600 heirloom varieties of vegetables, 48 heirloom grain varieties and an heirloom potato collection and you have a stunning testament to the diversity and abundance of wonderful foods available on our doorstep,if we take the time to look after them. And Seedsavers has certainly done that. Founded by Anita Hayes in 1991, Seedsavers main aim is the conservation of Irelands very special and threatened plant genetic resources. Their focus is on the preservation of heritage varieties, suitable for Irelands growing conditions. This is a key Slow Food principle, where local is king. Combine that with the skill and knowledge in cultivating these precious crops which has come from the years of patience and hardwork of Seedsavers staff and volunteers and you see how Seedsavers is the living embodiment of what Terra Madre is all about. Having the flavourful, resilient seeds will only get you so far, after all, without the ability to grow them well. Not alone does Seedsavers provide manuals on the art of seedsaving, it also holds workshops on organic gardening, orchard creation, cheesemaking and beekeeping, skills which have stood us well since the earliest monks embraced them, yet seem outrageously foreign to a generation of die-hard supermarket shoppers.So how can you play your part for Terra Madre? Well, it doesn’t have to involve foraging for heritage varieties of apples, unless you want to, of course. You could support a local grower who produces heritage varieties of food. You could leave the mangetout from Kenya on the shelf and ask your supermarket to provide locally produced vegetables instead. Or you could write to your local TD, asking them to support small scale producers and growers in getting a fair price for their work. Or maybe you want to take a community group on a trip to Scariff to have a look at the amazing work of Seedsavers firsthand. Who knows, some of you might be inspired to join up and get your own heritage seeds to plant. Our future heritage starts now. What would you like it to be?” NewsTerra Madre – Mother Earth dayBy admin – December 10, 2009 649 WhatsAppcenter_img Print Twitter Facebook Previous articleLimerick accounts for eight creditors meetings in Q3Next articleWhat’s new in the wine world this week adminlast_img read more

Man left in a coma following late night attack

first_imgLinkedin Print Facebook Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Email Shannondoc operating but only by appointment WhatsApp Twitter Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A FULL medical report into the extent of the injuries suffered by a man in an early morning attack outside a Newcastle West pub is to determine the course taken by gardai investigating the incident.The victim, understood to be in his 30s, has been left fighting for his life after he was subject to an assault where he received several kicks to the head outside the Square Bar shortly after 2am in the early hours of this Monday morning.It is understood that an earlier incident inside the pub sparked the later assault on the victim who is originally from the Mountcollins area of West Limerick.After initially being treated at the scene by paramedics, the victim was brought to University Hospital Limerick but was later transferred to Cork University Hospital where he was placed in an induced coma.Gardaí say that they are waiting for an update on his condition, which is said to be very serious, before they advance their investigation.CCTV footage around the time of the incident has been harvested from a number of cameras in the area and around the town and is being viewed by detectives in Newcastle West.A number of witnesses have already been interviewed and door to door enquiries have been conducted.One man was arrested at the scene for alleged breaches of public order and was questioned in a Limerick garda station but later released without charge.Gardai in Newcastle West are appealing for anyone with information to contact them at 069-20650 TAGSfeatured center_img Previous articleWorking hours penalty for hospitalNext articleKnute Skinner is On the Nail Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsBreaking newsMan left in a coma following late night attackBy Staff Reporter – August 24, 2015 743 Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL No vaccines in Limerick yet Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April First Irish death from Coronavirus Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Pesticides detected in Newcastle West and Foynes-Shannon Estuary drinking water supplies…

first_imgLimerickNewsPesticides detected in Newcastle West and Foynes-Shannon Estuary drinking water supplies in Co LimerickBy Staff Reporter – March 18, 2021 184 Previous articlePrimary school student wins competition to design a new Biodiversity Garden in ShannonNext articleUpton scores again as Ireland and Great Britain play out a draw in final game of series Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie FOURTEEN exceedances for pesticides including MCPA, Mecoprop and 2,4-D have been detected in the public drinking water supplies in Newcastle West and Foynes-Shannon Estuary during 2019 and 2020. These exceedances were detected as part of Irish Water’s public water supply monitoring programme. Both water supplies abstract raw water from the River Deel which is vulnerable to runoff from land. Users of any herbicide or pesticide products in the River Deel catchment are being asked to consider the vulnerability of the water supplies to pesticide contamination and the importance of this supply to the local homes and businesses in the community.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The National Pesticides and Drinking Water Action Group (NPDWAG) is asking the farming community, greens keepers, grounds keepers, and domestic users, to consider in each case whether they need to use pesticides at all. Minimising pesticide use not only helps to protect water quality but also has wider environmental benefits. For example, leaving areas unsprayed can help native flowering plant species to grow and support a range of insects including bees and other vital pollinators. One third of Ireland’s bee species are threatened with extinction and by helping the bee population survive and thrive we are also helping to protect our precious water sources. For more information on practical ways to help bees and other pollinators, check out the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan at www.pollinators.ieWhere pesticide use is considered necessary, the NPDWAG is working with the community to ensure that best practice measures to protect drinking water sources and biodiversity are always followed. Farmers and other landholders dealing with the challenge of tackling rushes should note that the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has developed new guidance on the sustainable management of rushes. The new approach is based on the concepts of containment or suppression, and aims to minimise the use of pesticides. More information on this can be obtained from your local farm advisor or on www.pcs.agriculture.gov.ie/sud/waterprotectionThe efforts to reduce the incidence and level of these detections are being coordinated by the NPDWAG. This group is chaired by the DAFM. All of the key stakeholders are represented in this group and include other Government departments and agencies; local authorities; industry representative bodies; farming organisations; water sector organisations; and amenity sector organisations. Deirdre O’Loughlin, Irish Water’s Regional Drinking Water Compliance Specialist said: “In Co Limerick, the exceedance of the drinking water regulations for MCPA, Triclopyr and 2,4-D were noted in both the Newcastle West and Foynes-Shannon Estuary public water supplies following routine sampling. While our consultation with the HSE has concluded that the levels seen do not represent a threat to public health, it is however undesirable and therefore imperative that users of pesticides are mindful of best practice when using herbicides or pesticides and seek out alternatives.”Adding to this, Dr Aidan Moody, DAFM and Chair of NPDWAG commented: “The continued engagement of all stakeholders, working in partnership, is needed to tackle this issue. Users of pesticides should always consider alternatives in the first instance and if pesticides are essential make sure that they are aware of the best practice measures that should be followed to protect water quality.”Recent drinking water monitoring results for Ireland show that a number of active substances contained in herbicide products used in agriculture, amenity and gardens, such as 2,4-D, fluroxypyr, clopyralid, MCPA, mecoprop and triclopyr, are being regularly detected.If pesticides have to be used, the basic steps to reduce risks to drinking water sources and the aquatic environment are:Choose the right pesticide product (note that products containing MCPA are NOT approved for use in weed-wipers.)Read and follow the product labelDetermine the right amount to purchase and useDon’t use pesticides if rain is forecast in the next 48 hoursMake sure you are aware of the location of all nearby water coursesComply with any buffer zone specified on the product label to protect the aquatic environment. Mark out the specified buffer zone from the edge of the river or lake or other water course and drainage ditchesAvoid spills, stay well back from open drains and rinse empty containers 3 times into the sprayer.Store and dispose of pesticides and their containers properly.Never fill a sprayer directly from a water course or carry out mixing, loading or other handling operations beside a water courseFurther guidance:A video on the best practice use and application of products containing MCPA can be viewed on Irish Water’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/xQqtZ7jifUsInformation leaflets on pesticide use are also available to download from the Teagasc website at teagasc.ie/environment/water-quality/assap-farming-for-water-quality/improving-my-water-quality/protecting-drinking-water-from-pesticides/A guide providing 10 easy steps towards responsible pesticide use in public and amenity and garden areas is available at pcs.agriculture.gov.ie/media/pesticides/content/sud/ResponsiblePesticideUsePublicAmenityGardenAreas200217.pdf Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener center_img TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash last_img read more

Feds investigating $1 million in illegal drugs that washed up on an Alabama beach

first_imgsshepard/iStock(ORANGE BEACH, Ala.) — Federal authorities are investigating how two packages of illegal drugs worth more than $1 million washed up on a beach in Alabama last week.An officer with the Orange Beach Police department on Alabama’s Gulf Coast told ABC affiliate WAAY that early last week a beachgoer discovered a wrapped package containing a one-kilo brick of cocaine as well as 21 pounds of marijuana.Orange Beach Police Lt. Carl Bradley said that the next day, a second beachgoer discovered another package containing 38 kilos of cocaine.Officials told WAAY they believe the packages were tossed from a passing ship. The drugs were reportedly wrapped to protect them from the water, and the packages had barnacles growing on them, suggesting they had been in the water for some time.Orange Beach police said they are working with U.S. Customs, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security to try to track down the source of the narcotics.Officials said they will analyze ocean drift patterns to try to determine where the drugs come from.Bradley told WAAY that illegal drugs wash up on the local shore about once or twice a year, but that the quantity of drugs discovered this week is a significant amount.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Frigid Weekend, Then A Major Winter Storm

first_imgA frigid blast has settled into our area once again. Even though it will be mostly sunny through the weekend, bitter cold wind chills will make it feel more like January.Saturday will feature gusty northwest winds and temperatures will struggle to get above freezing. Add strong winds of 20mph with gusts to near 40mph and will make it feel like its in the teens and 20s!Forecast for highs SaturdayBrisk and frigid Saturday night as winds will still be busy around 15-20mph but not as gusty. Temperatures will bottom out early Sunday morning with lows in the teens with wind chills in the single digits.Sunday morning lowsVery cold conditions remain for Sunday but with less wind. High temperatures will still hold in the mid 30s.Sunday Afternoon HighsThe big story we will be watching through the weekend is the increasing threat of a major Nor’easter for Monday night-Tuesday. Keep in mind..exact details still need to be worked out pertaining to how much snow/rain will see. The biggest question mark is the exact track of a storm when it develops along the Virginia coast. American computer models are showing that a track closer to the coast would major snowfall accumulations to occur across N&W of Philadelphia with mixing/rain cutting any snow totals for Southern NJ.American model shows heavy rain across Southern NJ Tuesday morning with heavy snow across Eastern PA. (Courtesy:tropicaltidbits.com)However, European and Canadian models are indicating a track further east which would result in less mixing and more snow.Canadian model shows snow changing to rain along coast but heavy snows across most of Southern NJ and Southeastern PA. (Courtesy: tropicaltidbits.com)This has the potential to be a rapid developing coastal storm loaded with a lot of moisture. Regardless, be prepared for heavy precipitation (rain and/or snow), strong winds, beach erosion and coastal flooding due to the storm and astronomical high tides (full moon on Monday).We will continue to watch the developments through the weekend.last_img read more

Architect, donors named for new campus center

first_imgAfter years of discussion, a Harvard campus center came closer to fruition Thursday, when Harvard President Drew Faust introduced the donor and announced the project’s architects had been selected for an expansive facility to transform Holyoke Center.The center, expected to open in 2018, will be named for its major donors, Richard A. and Susan F. Smith, and designed by London-based Hopkins Architects with Cambridge-based Bruner/Cott as executive architect. The planning process, which will begin this month, is anticipated to include substantial community and student input and last roughly a year and a half, with construction to begin in 2016.“The Smith Campus Center will draw members of the University community together and serve as an important common space for everyone to enjoy and use,” Faust said. “We are very pleased to be moving forward with planning, and we are eager to engage students, faculty, and staff in the important work of creating a flexible and welcoming campus hub.”The project will entail the renovation and remodeling of Holyoke Center as well as the focused renovation of the building’s exterior. Holyoke Center was renamed the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center during a brief ceremony outside the building.The building’s new name, posted over the entrance to its ground-floor arcade, was unveiled during the ceremony, which was attended by Richard and Susan Smith and members of their family, as well as several deans and University leaders. Faust, Provost Alan Garber, and Mike Taylor, senior partner for Hopkins Architects, made brief remarks.The new center is expected to provide a major boost to the University’s multiyear effort to create and improve common spaces across Harvard as a way to ensure its physical spaces foster the campus’s intellectual, cultural, and social experience.The Holyoke Center was renamed the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center during a brief ceremony outside the building. Photo by Michelle JayThe Common Spaces program began in 2009 with the addition of comfortable seating and a program of scheduled performances and additional food options in Harvard Yard and in the small plaza in front of Dudley House to encourage informal gatherings. It also includes the recent transformation of the Plaza and the opening of Memorial Church’s “porch” in Tercentenary Theatre.The Smith Campus Center will be open to faculty, staff, and students across the University, and is intended to draw the community together and complement facilities already available in Harvard’s undergraduate residential Houses.In recent months, Faust had identified Holyoke as a likely site for a campus center because of its central location.In her announcement, Faust said the project was able to move forward because of a significant contribution — whose amount is not being disclosed — by the Smiths. Richard Smith, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Harcourt General Inc., which at one time included General Cinemas and the Neiman Marcus department store chain, is a member of the Harvard College Class of 1946, though he graduated in 1944 due to World War II.Smith and his wife, Susan, have a history of philanthropy toward Harvard and affiliated institutions, including the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In addition, Richard Smith served on both of Harvard’s governing boards, including three years as an Overseer and nine as a member of the Harvard Corporation, from which he stepped down in 2000. He received an honorary degree from Harvard in 2001.In an interview before the announcement, the Smiths said they were interested in giving a gift to the University that would have a lasting effect on students and faculty. When they heard that University leadership and students alike supported development of a centrally located campus center, they decided to support the project.“Other universities … have great campus centers, and they do a wonderful job in enabling students and the whole community to associate with each other in activities and to make friends and to find a place to spend an hour between classes,” Richard Smith said. “Of all the institutions one can think of, Harvard has been the leading developer of the future leadership of this country, if not the world. To be associated with it has been a great privilege and to support it in a meaningful way … will be a capstone in my relationship with Harvard.”The planning process for the center is just beginning. Faust’s intention is for a comprehensive outreach effort to engage the Harvard community in the pro­cess of planning and programming the center. University planners said the facility is expected to offer large, flexible indoor gathering space for students, faculty, and staff and include food service, lounge, and study areas, as well as space for exhibitions, events, and performances. The first floor of the renovated structure is expected to remain open to the public, offering a mix of retail and food service options.Hopkins Architects, which will develop detailed plans in consultation with the Harvard community, is an international architecture firm that designed, among others, Yale University’s Kroon Hall and Princeton University’s Frick Chemistry Laboratory. In his remarks, Hopkins’ Taylor said that the firm is looking forward to the “long and exciting journey” ahead.The lead architect, Hopkins, will be partnering with Bruner/Cott throughout the project. Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates is the project’s landscape architect.“All of us at Hopkins are absolutely thrilled to be here and selected by Harvard and Mr. and Mrs. Smith to help realize your vision for a vibrant campus center that will be at the heart of Harvard. We are looking forward to the collaborative process in the coming weeks, months, and years,” Taylor said. “We are very thrilled. We are looking forward to the journey, and this is the first step.”Holyoke Center, which opened in the mid-1960s, was designed in the 1950s by then-Graduate School of Design Dean Josep Lluis Sert, who also designed the Science Center, the Peabody Terrace graduate student apartments, and the Divinity School’s Center for the Study of World Religions.last_img read more