Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney said: “We continue to work closely with government and the local authority on the return of sports fans to the stadium.“The numbers of fans able to attend, given social distancing requirements, will be significantly lower than normal and subject to final agreement from government.“Local resident and spectator safety is our top priority and numerous measures are being implemented for the events that either adhere to or exceed the guidance provided by the government and the Sports Ground Safety Authority.“A test event will be held to put into practice our operational plans and demonstrate that Twickenham Stadium is well prepared.”Those with existing bookings for the original England v Barbarians fixture will have the first opportunity to get tickets for the rearranged date, followed by First XV members on 7 September. If there are still remaining tickets available, they will be put on public sale from 8 September at englandrugby.com/ticketsFans will only be able to buy tickets that are seated together for people in a single household (including their support bubble). We’re back Our Quilter Cup match against @Barbarian_FC on Sunday, 25 October (KO 14:00 GMT) at Twickenham is now on sale To find out more about the fixture and for ticket information follow the link — England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) September 2, 2020 Welcome back? Twickenham is hoping to have fans at England v Barbarians (Getty Images) Tickets are on sale for the match at Twickenham on Sunday 25 October Plans for up to 20,000 fans at England v BarbariansTickets have gone on sale for the England v Barbarians match at Twickenham on Sunday 25 October, with hopes that up to 20,000 fans will be able to attend.The Quilter Cup match, which was due to take place earlier in the year and has had to be rescheduled because of the pandemic, will take place the day after the Gallagher Premiership final and a week before England travel to Italy for their final match of the 2020 Six Nations.The RFU are working on plans to have up to 20,000 spectators at the match – less than 25% of Twickenham’s 82,000 capacity – but it is still subject to approval.The safety measures that will be put in place include increased staff to manage social distancing, mandatory face coverings except when in assigned seats or eating/drinking, one-way systems and hand sanitisers throughout the stadium. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Save this picture!© Richard Glover+ 22 Share 2011 Architects: MCK Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Skirt + Rock House / MCK ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSkirt + Rock House / MCK Architects “COPY” ArchDaily Skirt + Rock House / MCK Architects Houses “COPY” CopyHouses•Sydney, Australia Projects Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/223434/skirt-rock-house-mck-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMCK ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSydneyRefurbishmentHousesAustraliaPublished on April 08, 2012Cite: “Skirt + Rock House / MCK Architects” 08 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Brazil Coautor:Victor MachadoEngineering:Grid EngenhariaCollaborators:Fernando PauroStructural Calculation:Engenheiro André TorresInstallations Projects:Grid EngenhariaCity:BrasiliaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Haruo MikamiRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotText description provided by the architects. The scarcity of skilled labor and the low development of the construction industry are part of the reality that influences our work in Brasilia. Thus, we consider that the imperfection and inaccuracy inherent in the traditional method of construction used in the region are characteristics that need to be understood in the “low-tech” Brazilian construction, to be better qualified, reframed and reinterpreted in our architecture. In this project, we tested an alternative form of articulation between two conventional elements of Brazilian construction: the cast concrete structure and the precast concrete and ceramic block. The premises adopted were the use of low-cost materials and the adoption of low maintenance solutions.Save this picture!© Haruo MikamiSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Haruo MikamiThe structure of the house consists of ten identical concrete porticoes 760cm wide, in every 300cm and connected by mixed ceramic-concrete slabs composed of latticed concrete beams and ceramic bricks). Modulation provided a simple execution adapted to the available labor and to the cost initially established. The slabs were connected to the porticoes by an on-site experimental method that allowed the precast joists to be aligned with the underside of the main concrete beam of the portico. In this way, the slabs are “hanging” on the beams, rather than resting on them.Save this picture!© Haruo MikamiAll the columns of the porticoes were completed together. The division line at the top of the columns marks the first step of concreting. Then, the lower reinforcement portions of the beams were cast together with mixed ceramic-concrete slabs. The rest of the inverted beams were cast less than twelve hours after the first concreting, which is allowed according to Brazilian standards (ABNT) so that the two “stages” cannot be defined, and the beams are united in one.Save this picture!© Haruo MikamiSave this picture!General IsometricSave this picture!© Haruo MikamiThe large areas of mixed slabs aligned by the underside of the beams alternate with small segments of concrete slab aligned by their upper face. While the slabs with ceramic bricks face the garden and shape the ceiling of the bedrooms, garage and living room, the concrete slabs form the ceilings of bathrooms, kitchen, and services.Save this picture!© Haruo Mikami Portico House / BLOCO ArquitetosSave this projectSavePortico House / BLOCO Arquitetos Houses Portico House / BLOCO Arquitetos 2018 Year: Projects Lead Architects: Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho, Matheus Seco CopyHouses•Brasilia, Brazil Area: 215 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922488/portico-house-bloco-arquitetos Clipboard Photographs: Haruo Mikami Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Save this picture!© Haruo Mikami+ 26Curated by Matheus Pereira Share “COPY” Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Deca, Docol Project gallerySee allShow lessArchitect Designs Giant Steel Rolling Bridge for the Overlooked Area of Cody DockArchitecture NewsDirk Denison Renovates the Mies Van Der Rohe Bailey HallArchitecture News Share Architects: BLOCO Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922488/portico-house-bloco-arquitetos Clipboard ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeBLOCO ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrasiliaPórticoBrazilPublished on August 07, 2019Cite: “Portico House / BLOCO Arquitetos” [Casa dos Pórticos / BLOCO Arquitetos] 07 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
News Follow the news on Myanmar News MyanmarAsia – Pacific to go further Receive email alerts November 30, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Intelligence agents and paramilitaries monitor writer’s 91st birthday celebration Help by sharing this information May 31, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar RSF_en US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum News Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association voiced outrage today at the military government’s use of intimidation to disrupt the celebration of leading writer and journalist Ludu Daw Amar’s 91st birthday today in the central city of Mandalay.“The treatment reserved for this 91-year-old woman writer is akin to the way 77-year-old U Win Tin, another famous journalist, has been held for the past 17 years in Insein prison,” the two organisations said. “Burma’s generals are obsessed with controlling dissident writers and have no consideration for people in general and intellectuals in particular.”The two organisations added: “We also condemn the Rangoon high court’s refusal to hear the appeal presented by the lawyer of two men who were unfairly sentenced to 19 years in prison for publishing a collection of poems.”The celebration of Ludu Daw Amar’s birthday was monitored by the authorities and paramilitary groups. The military government forced Taung Lay Lone monastery to cancellation its celebration, which in recent years has been drawing hundreds of writers and artists from all over the country. Ludu Daw Amar who co-founded the Ludu Daily News, has often used these occasions to condemn political and social oppression and the lack of press freedom.This year, many government opponents and journalists cancelled plans to go to Mandalay for fear of reprisals. Military intelligence agents and members of the pro-government UDSA group kept both the monastery and Ludu Daw Amar’s home under surveillance. Today, police were deployed around her home and filmed guests as they arrived.The appeals rejected by the Rangoon high court were filed on behalf of Aung Than, a member of the National League for Democracy and Zeya Aung, a Pegu university student, who were given 19-year prison sentences in June for publishing a collection of political poems, crossing the Thai border illegally and cooperating with “illegal organisations.”Their lawyer told DVB radio that the court rejected the appeal the same day that he submitted it. He said he intended to submit further, special appeals to the same court but had no illusions about their chances of success. “At least we will be able to show how our rights have been annihilated,” he said. “This is now my sole concern. Losing or winning will depend on the good sense of the judges.” Organisation News May 26, 2021 Find out more May 12, 2021 Find out more
March 31, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders calls on Iraqi authorities to explain disappearance of four journalists Reporters Without Borders called today on Iraqi officials to reveal the whereabouts of four Western journalists who have been missing for a week. According to colleagues in Baghdad, they were being held by the regime. to go further Foreign journalists in Baghdad said four missing colleagues, including Moises Saman (see photo) of the US daily Newsday, had been held by the Iraqi authorities for the past week. They had been about to be expelled from the country. Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News “We are very worried about them,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “Whatever the authorities are accusing them of, their editors and their families should be told and they should be freed immediately.”Two of the four – Peruvian Moises Saman and Briton Matthew McAllester, both working for the US daily Newsday – were seen for the last time on 24 March at the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad. Other reporters there said the authorities were going to deport them and other journalists because they had entered the country only on tourist visas. The plan was to expel them by bus, presumably across the border with Syria.The other two missing – freelance American photographer Molly Bingham and a Danish photographer working for the Danish daily paper Jyllands-Posten, Johan Spanner – were also reportedly earmarked for deportation. February 15, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders has been keeping count since 28 March on its website www.rsf.org ‘s special Iraq page of the number of journalists killed, wounded and missing while covering the war. Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Organisation IraqMiddle East – North Africa News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News Follow the news on Iraq December 28, 2020 Find out more December 16, 2020 Find out more
Advertisement AN Initiative has been launched by Limerick city and county Local Sports Partnerships to promote participation among the unemployed in sporting facilities. First piloted in 2009, Link2BActive is an initiative of South Dublin County Sports Partnership encouraging people to use local recreational facilities where numbers are falling. “Being unemployed is a very frustrating experience,” said Phelim Macken, Sports Co-ordinator with County Limerick Sports Partnership.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It can drain individuals of energy and affect their physical and mental health.“We all know the importance of keeping our mind and body active, but in a time of emotional and financial stress the cost of doing this can be a barrier”.Through this initiative 25 local sports facilities are offering individuals the opportunity to use their facilities from under €1 per day.“We asked local sports providers to come up with an offer, complete with terms and conditions, for the use of their facilities by unemployed persons,” Mr Macken continued.“We have printed promotional flyers containing information about the programme and these will be distributed through social welfare offices, general practitioners’ services, community centres and libraries across Limerick to inform unemployed people about the programme”. Previous articleSelf Help Africa benefit with visit of Laura BerminghamNext articleLimerick Ladies prepare for All Ireland Semi Final admin Facebook Email Linkedin WhatsApp Twitter NewsLocal NewsInitiative promotes physical activity among unemployedBy admin – August 31, 2011 693 Print
Federal Reserve Head Janet Yellen will give the opening keynote at Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference in Washington this Thursday at 8 a.m.Last week, Yellen and the Federal Reserve announced a federal rate hike to range of 0.75 percent to 1 percent. The Fed voted to raise the rate with only one detractor, the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Neel Kashkari. Kashkari had said that he preferred to hold rates steady for now.According to Fannie Mae, the rate increases are not expected to impact housing in any major way. “We believe the Fed could stay on course to achieve its dual mandate with a gradual monetary normalization, which would allow housing to continue to expand,” said Doug Duncan, Chief Economist at Fannie Mae. Given continued solid job growth and recent income gains, we believe this pace of rate increase will not derail the ongoing housing recovery.” “As anticipated, the FOMC went forward with the first rate hike of 2017,” said National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions Chief Economist Curt Long. “Given that inflation is rising and approaching the Fed’s 2 percent target, Fed officials had little choice but to raise rates.The rising mortgage rate isn’t expected to affect housing demand in spring, according to First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming.“Reports have suggested, or surely will, that this rise in mortgage rates will be the demise of the housing market. That’s just not so,” sid Fleming. “Yes, many existing homeowners will have a financial disincentive to sell because they would lose their lower than prevailing mortgage rates in doing so, the so-called rate lock-in effect. I have suggested that this is one of the reasons we see low inventories in most markets today, but it’s not as simple as that. We don’t act rationally. Even economists who, of all people, should know better.”The FOMC had previously raised the federal funds target rate to a range of 0.5 to 0.75 percent last December.Will Yellen follow up on last week’s rate increase? Find out on Thursday. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago March 19, 2017 949 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Will the Fed Follow Up on Rate Increases? Share Save Related Articles Previous: Why Did the Department of justice Turn on CFPB? Next: The Rate Hike and What’s to Come Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Fed Rate Yellen 2017-03-19 Staff Writer About Author: Staff Writer Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Fed Rate Yellen Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Will the Fed Follow Up on Rate Increases? in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago