House In Souto / Nelson Resende

first_img “COPY” Projects ArchDaily 2011 House In Souto / Nelson Resende House In Souto / Nelson ResendeSave this projectSaveHouse In Souto / Nelson Resende “COPY” Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Portugalcenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Year:  CopyHouses•Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal CopyAbout this officeNelson ResendeOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSanta Maria da FeiraHousesPortugalPublished on March 07, 2012Cite: “House In Souto / Nelson Resende” 07 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 47 Share Architects: Nelson Resende Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. The presented house is located in an irregular area, with a constant pendent, in a descendent way, from the street, East, to the opposite limit, Oest. The visual dispersion of the surroundings is increased by the existence of several and different scales, with a disparity of highs, distances and volumetries.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaBetonCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD22Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsFretwork Facade PanelBy this fact, the project was developed with the major concern of conciliating the program needed with the diversity of scales and existent morphologies, in the way of reducing this differences and getting an equilibrated solution, to the neighborhood itself.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe imposed areas to this concrete program and the need to reduce the impact of the resultant volume approved in the major plan, input the obligation of changing the referred plan and present, at the same time, the opportunity to reduce the proposed levels number, such as reproportionate the distances and areas of the different floors, instead of making ruptures with the surroundings, transforming this house in a kind of point of balance.Save this picture!planOn the other side, the need to reduce the visual impact of the future house, conducted the project to the somatory of three smallest volumes, allowing a kind of desdensification of the proposal, working different parts and controlling them as one.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe house as it was built resulted from three different volumes, witch integrated also different functions:Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG- First volume, in East, near the street, with the garage and the laundry in the upper level and a storage in the lower level;Save this picture!elevation and section- Second volume, between the other two, solving the main access, the vertical and the horizontal distribution;Save this picture!planThird volume, with the biggest area, mainly orientated to Oest, having the main functions, such as kitchen, living and dinner rooms (in the lower level, communicating with the exterior, garden and terrace) and the bedroom’s in the upper level.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe described volumes present also different materials, with the purpose of getting more coherent, with an abstract image in the services volume (the first one), an eccentric image to the smaller and tallest volume (in the middle) and a more expansive and opened one in the third volume (the one that contains the main residential program).Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG- exterior yards supporting the first volume;Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG- main pedestrian access doing some distractions in the garden and connecting to the main entry in the second volume;- Terraces and balconies in the third volume, interacting the indoor spaces with the biggest exterior treated area.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow less“e_co_llectiva” Urban Design Project / Athanasios Polyzoidis & Katerina PetsiouArticlesPlanetarium and Science Center / Gillot + GivryArticles Sharelast_img read more

Vermont Business Nominated for Prestigious National Green Business Award

first_imgHUNTINGTON, Vt. Green Living Now, LLC ( is external)) announced today that their web-based natural and organic household products business was voted one of the top ten finalists for the Coop America People’s Choice Award for Green Business of the Year. The award recognizes business leaders committed to social and environmental responsibility. Thousands of companies were nominated, but only the ten highest vote getters made it to the finals. All of the companies had to be Coop America members, having passed their strict screening process.What makes Green Living Now unique is that they only sell the products that Amy Todisco, founder and owner, researches and uses herself. “There are too many products marketing themselves as ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ that really aren’t much better than their conventional counterparts,” she says. Green Living Now does the research so consumers don’t have to. They also provide a free monthly newsletter and many informative articles on green living. Amy’s work as a ‘green living expert’ was featured on WPTZ News Channel 5 TV, which aired across the country on other Hearst Argyle affiliates.Green Living Now is an active member of the Richmond Area Business Association (RABA). Amy works on RABA’s Website, Visitor Outreach, and Buy Local subcommittees. She’s also in charge of the new online local business directory for the town of Huntington, and is a member of the newly formed town website committee. Amy is also involved in drafting an economic development plan for Huntington.last_img read more

Court to approve $215 million class action settlement in Tyndall case

first_imgCorrection: A previous version of this article stated that the panel determining former patients’ payouts will be approved by Tyndall, the survivors and class action attorneys. The panel will be selected by USC and class counsel for the survivors. The Daily Trojan regrets this error. A federal judge announced he intends to give final approval for the $215 million class action settlement for former patients of former campus gynecologist George Tyndall Monday at a court hearing. The settlement includes payouts ranging from $2,500 to $250,000.“In this case, the women brought the suit as a class action, fought for themselves, but also for everybody else who wasn’t in a place where they felt like they could bring a lawsuit,” said Annika Martin, one of the lead attorneys representing the women who have come forward against Tyndall through the class action. “I think that’s a really key piece of this — it really was women standing up for other women.”Final approval, if not delayed by appeals, will allow the University to begin distributing money to the estimated 18,000 patients Tyndall saw over his nearly 30 years of employment at USC, regardless of whether they filed claims against him.The settlement was first proposed in October 2018 but was delayed in April after a federal judge ruled it needed to be amended to include more information about the distribution of payouts.The final version of the settlement increased the size of the panel deciding payout amounts from one person to three. The panel will comprise a retired federal judge, a gynecologist and a forensic psychologist, all of whom will be selected jointly by USC and class counsel for the survivors.USC said it was pleased with the tentative approval of the class action settlement.“This settlement provides respectful and confidential relief to Tyndall patients at the student health center and formalizes a broad array of campus reforms,” the University wrote in a statement.The class action is the first sexual assault claims settlement to effect institutional reform as part of the agreement, Martin said. As a result of the settlement, two independent monitors have been appointed to work with the University to ensure that changes to the University’s gender-based violence policies are properly implemented.Nancy Cantalupo, an external consultant with experience in sexual violence prevention and response, will serve as one of the monitors. Cantalupo, who has been at the University since the fall, helped coordinate the American Association of Universities Campus Climate Survey at USC in Fall 2019 and is on the task force assembling a report on the survey results. She has met with students and faculty and will make recommendations for University protocol changes regarding gender-based harm.The other monitor, who will arrive at USC this spring but has not yet been announced, will act as an independent women’s health advocate and will work closely with USC Student Health, receiving and confirming investigation into complaints of sexual and racial misconduct at the student health center.“One of the really primary goals of the settlement is to make sure that can never happen again and that whatever policies and procedures allowed that to happen, that those are changed,” Martin said. “Hopefully we can have some accountability for what’s happened in the past and also make some changes in the future.”More than 700 current and former USC students have accused Tyndall of sexual assault in what the Los Angeles Police Department has called the largest single-suspect sex crimes investigation in the department’s history.However, some attorneys disapproved of the settlement. John Manly, who represents 234 women in lawsuits against USC alleging abuse by Tyndall, said he believes the settlement is unfair to the former patients, citing the removal of a clause that would allow survivors to appeal payout decisions. He said he considered the University’s crisis response strategy too focused on maintaining the University’s image.“USC has adopted the Catholic bishops’ model, and basically, that’s the model where we spend a lot of money on public relations and very little time and attention to reform,” Manly said. “I can tell you, until that culture changes there, this will happen again — it will. And they’ll continue to damage the University’s reputation.”The panel of experts will determine the size of each payout using a tiered system, awarding higher compensation to those who submit written records and interviews about the abuse. Under the terms of the settlement, Tyndall will not be responsible for paying any portion of the settlement nor will he be required to admit wrongdoing. The University will pay the $215 million in addition to up to $25 million in legal fees for the former patients.Tyndall’s attorneys did not respond to request for comment in time for publication.Tyndall was arrested in June 2019 and charged with 18 felony counts of sexual assault and 11 of sexual battery taking place between 2009 and 2016, following a Los Angeles Times investigation in May 2018 that uncovered his decades of sexual misconduct and quiet termination. Tyndall has pleaded not guilty to the charges, and the L.A. District Attorney’s Office is conducting the criminal proceedings separately.More than 660 women have filed separate lawsuits against USC, citing the University’s failure to protect them from sexual abuse and its negligence in not immediately reporting Tyndall’s actions to the medical board. The class action settlement is the first in a wave of expected settlements in connection with the Tyndall case.last_img read more

Breaking down Warriors vs. Suns: Will there be a back-to-back letdown?

first_imgLast season: Suns (21-61, 15th in the Western Conference, missed playoffs) Warriors (58-24, NBA Champion)Projected Suns starters: Ryan Anderson, Trevor Ariza, Deandre Ayton, Isaiah Canaan, Devin BookerSuns profile: Phoenix comes into Monday’s matchup reeling from a 119-91 loss to the Denver Nuggets … On the second night of a back to back, can the Warriors (2-1) summon the energy to beat the young Suns (1-1)?Here’s your pregame rundown…Time/TV: 7:30 p.m./NBCSBAPlace: Oracle Arenalast_img

You’ve Got Quality Control

first_imgWhat could identify intelligent design more than the discovery of “quality control”?  Your cells employ QC every day.In “How Quality Control Works in Our Cells,” Science Daily described “A cellular control mechanism [that] prevents the production of defective proteins in our cells.”  Many genetic diseases are associated with the breakdown of quality control mechanisms, a vital and necessary function for all life, as it is in artificial systems:A person has hundreds of thousands of different proteins that are constantly being produced and degraded. Like in any factory where raw materials are processed, there are various control mechanisms in the cell that check the quality of the products, namely the proteins.The system discussed in the article is just one of these mechanisms.  It’s called nonsense-mediated mRNA decay, or NMD.  “For the NMD quality control mechanism to be triggered, a large number of factors have to coincide with the defective mRNA,” researchers at the University of Bern found.The way it works is by tagging a newly-transcribed messenger RNA (mRNA) with an “assume bad” protein tag, called UPF1 (up-frameshift 1).  This tag is placed on all mRNAs as a default indicator it needs to prove itself worthy before proceeding.  On viable mRNAs, it is removed by the ribosome (the translating factory), but on defective ones, it remains.  It is recognized by the mRNA degrading machinery, which cuts it up for recycling.  “The protein UPF1 bound to the mRNA acts as an armed trap that only has to be triggered when needed to degrade the defective mRNA.”There’s more.  “NMD also ensures that many mutations in our genes do not cause any disease symptoms — as long as the second copy of the gene affected is still intact and thus a correct version of the body plan is available,” the article explained.In multicellular organisms, NMD can miss its time limit to act on defective mRNAs.  This could lead to accumulation of bad mRNAs in the cell.  Fortunately, there’s another safety step:However, the doctoral student was able to demonstrate that NMD also recognises older, defective mRNAs as well as newly produced ones, which improves the efficiency of the quality control. “This result also indicates that the basic mechanism of NMD in single-cell and multicellular organisms is preserved and already developed early on in the course of evolution,” says Rufener.Speaking of evolution, the research team spoke of evolution as the creator of this efficient quality control system: “To prevent faulty proteins from being produced due to these corrupted mRNAs our cells developed the NMD control mechanism in the course of evolution, which recognises defective mRNAs and degrades them efficiently.”More QC SystemsTransporter, Open Sesame:  Another part of the cell, the mitochondrion, uses electricity to conduct proteins across the inner membrane.  A voltage-gated channel called TIM23 apparently has voltage sensors, reported Science Daily, and uses its voltage gradient to move its inner parts around, letting the protein cargo pass through.  The nature of the voltage sensors is still unknown.A turnstile for protons:  protons (H+) and calcium ions (Ca2+) are very small things, but gates in the cell’s outer membrane, made just for them, are able to let them in while keeping other small ions out.  A paper in Science Magazine describes how electrical contacts in the channel guide the molecules through the passageway single file, while blocking other small ions.  An article on PhysOrg described the importance of ion channels to the cell:A team of researchers at Columbia Engineering has used miniaturized electronics to measure the activity of individual ion-channel proteins with temporal resolution as fine as one microsecond, producing the fastest recordings of single ion channels ever performed. Ion channels are biomolecules that allow charged atoms to flow in and out of cells, and they are an important work-horse in cell signaling, sensing, and energetics. They are also being explored for nanopore sequencing applications. As the “transistors” of living systems, they are the target of many drugs, and the ability to perform such fast measurements of these proteins will lead to new understanding of their functions.Starvation survival:  A process called autophagy allows a cell to “eat” its own innards in order to survive starvation conditions.  Medical Xpress says there are no less than 18 proteins dedicated to this process.Constant cleanup:  Even garbage collection is part of the cell’s quality control.  Without automatic janitorial services, cells could accumulate waste and even poisons.  Live Science described at least three mechanisms for keeping the cell clean: the proteasome enzyme, which degrades proteins tagged for trash, the lysosome organelle, a kind of “cellular stomach” containing enzymes that can digest unwanted material (including viruses), and exocytosis, a system that boots junk outside through the cell membrane.  Many diseases are linked to failure of these systems.Darwin knew nothing about these things.  If such information had been accessible to the scientists at Oxford and Cambridge in the 1850s, it’s likely Darwin’s theory would have been laughed out of town.  Darwin himself would probably have been so ashamed to suggest it, he probably would have shredded his manuscripts on his own to avoid a legacy of embarrassment.  Intelligent design would have been the leading movement of Victorian Britain, as well as on the Continent, and around the world, for the last 155 years, with no sign of it slowing down.That’s why it’s so disgusting to see reporters saying stupid things like, “our cells developed the NMD control mechanism in the course of evolution.”  Good grief; cells don’t develop anything.  They use the software that an intelligent designer developed and put into them.  And if “basic mechanism of NMD in single-cell and multicellular organisms is preserved and already developed early on in the course of evolution,” that’s not the course of evolution!  That’s the abrupt appearance of design, without which the cell wouldn’t even be there.  We must cure these people of their dumbfloundering confability, so that they don’t churn out material with a ridiculously high perhapsimaybecouldness index.  (See Darwin Dictionary for definitions of unfamiliar terms.)  Let the light of design shine in. 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Jody Scheckter: Ferrari favourite

first_imgBorn in East London in 1950, Jody Scheckter earned his first Formula One drive with McLaren as a 22-year-old.Scheckter’s 1979 success was something for Ferrari fans to hold on to, because it would take the famous Italian team with the prancing horse another 21 years before they celebrated producing a world champion again. (Image: Wikipedia)Brand South Africa ReporterAfter 21 years without success, Ferrari finally crowned a Formula One world champion in 2000 when Michael Schumacher won the prestigious title. Ironically, it was thanks to this lack of success that the previous Ferrari champion first became known to the new generation of racing fans. He was South Africa’s Jody Scheckter.Born in East London in 1950, Scheckter earned his first Formula One drive with McLaren as a 22-year-old.In 1972 he enjoyed one Grand Prix drive and in 1973 he certainly made an impact – though not the kind he would have wanted to make. Competing in the British Grand Prix, Scheckter ran wide coming out of a corner and spun back across the track. A huge pile-up followed and the race was stopped with half the field wiped out in the crash.That season Scheckter started five grands prix but failed to register a championship point.Moved to TyrrellThe next year, 1974, Scheckter was signed by Tyrrell following the retirement of three-time world champion Jackie Stewart and the death of driver Francois Cevert at the end of the 1973 season. It proved a good move for the South African and for Tyrrell. Scheckter finished third in the championship, winning the Swedish Grand Prix and the British Grand Prix – a major win for British team Tyrrell.In 1975 Sheckter won once, in front of his home fans, at the South African Grand Prix. He accumulated 20 points for the season and finished in joint seventh place.The following year he drove the unorthodox six-wheeled Tyrrell-Ford Type P-34. Scheckter took the car to its only win in its first outing in Sweden. Nonetheless, the South African ace enjoyed a consistent season and finished third in the world championship standings.Runner-upIn 1977 Scheckter joined the newly founded Wolf team of Austro-Canadian oil millionaire Walter Wolf. Despite the team being newcomers to Formula One, Scheckter performed exceptionally. He won the Canadian, Monaco and Argentinian Grands Prix and finished runner-up in the championship to the great Austrian Niki Lauda.1978 was not as successful a year for Scheckter. He failed to win a race and scored 24 points to tie for seventh in the championship.World championScheckter joined Ferrari for the 1979 season and things went much better for the South African. He won in Italy, Monaco and Belgium and was crowned world champion.He raced one more season in 1980, but did not have a good year and retired. During his career he took part in 113 grands prix, won 10 of them, finished second 14 times and third 10 times.His 1979 success was something for Ferrari fans to hold on to, because it would take the famous Italian team with the prancing horse another 21 years before they celebrated producing a world champion again.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Planning considering new application of 12storey resort wants public opinions

first_img Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’ Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Apr 2015 – The second major move is to have a 12 storey resort constructed in the Leeward area of Provo but an online campaign is now launched among the near 4,000 members of Speak Your Mind TCI on Facebook and it is asking for people to express themselves on the development. Again, this after the PNP Administration said it had a strategic consultation exercise and gained wide acceptance of the notion. Now, the Gazette is telling a new story as the Planning Department is seeking representations on the proposed resort; the Gazette is calling it a revised application submitted on behalf of Sunset Point Development Ltd. Planning says “Anyone wishing to make representations concerning this application may do so in writing to the Director of Planning, South Base, Grand Turk, or through the Department of Planning, Downtown, Town Center Mall, Providenciales, within 28 days of publication of this notice.” Among other things 250 rooms are proposed, reception and conference building, spa building, gym, retail stores and three restaurants. Deadline to respond is the first week of May. Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Related Items:12 story, planning, pnp, speak your mind TCI, sunset point development Recommended for you TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memeslast_img read more

MAN GUNNED DOWN IN HAITI after release last month from TCI prison

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppHaiti, April 17, 2017 – Cap Haitien – Eddy Cerant who plead guilty to drug charges stemming from a search and discovery of 114 grams of cocaine stashed in a ‘transparent condom’ carried on him in September 2016 is dead now.The report to Magnetic Media is that Cerant was killed at his home in Haiti; his son and his son’t friend were both shot but not fatally.  The killer showed up at the door, asked for Eddy and reportedly shot the son in his hand, the friend in the head and Eddy in the head; Cerant was dead on the spot.Cerant was last month deported after serving his time at HMP and now he is murdered in his home country, last night we are told.  Cerant, who was not  a regular TCI resident, tried to get through the Provo International Airport with the cocaine; he was caught after disembarking a flight from Grand Turk.  The shooting happened in Cap Haitien.#MagneticMediaNews#EddyCerantkilledinHaiti Related Items:#EddyCerantkilledinHaiti, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more