Rammed Earth Modern / Kendle Design Collaborative

first_img United States Manufacturers: B&B Italia, Eames, Fleetwood, Subzero/Wolf, Arcadia Custom, Cherner Chairs, Douglas Fir, Knoll, Lumature, Ottoman, VALVO Houses Photographs:  Winquist Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  4700 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Paradise Valley, United States 2013 Architects: Kendle Design Collaborative Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Interior Furnishings:Gabe Holland, Design Within ReachCity:Paradise ValleyCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Winquist PhotographyText description provided by the architects. A modest single story hillside home designed for a family wishing to downsize and simplify. The feel of this home is evocative of the mid-century modern homes which once dominated the surrounding area before the McMansion craze of the last decade. Humble, natural materials such as rammed earth walls, limestone floors and Douglass Fir wood ceilings are woven inside and out in a sophisticated play of interlocking interior and exterior living spaces.Save this picture!© Winquist PhotographySave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Winquist PhotographyThe scale of the home is decidedly “cozy” and visually calm with a minimalist approach to materials and detailing, allowing the focus to be on art and nature, meeting the owners goal of creating a home of simple sophisticated elegance without being boastful.Save this picture!© Winquist PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessLishui Two-Three House Distillery / Nota ArchitectsSelected ProjectsToday’s Rising Stars in Design: Metropolis Magazine Reveals their PicksArticles Share Mackos Architecture and Construction Projectscenter_img Rammed Earth Modern / Kendle Design CollaborativeSave this projectSaveRammed Earth Modern / Kendle Design Collaborative ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898939/rammed-earth-modern-kendle-design-collaborative Clipboard Photographs “COPY” Rammed Earth Modern / Kendle Design Collaborative General Contractor: Save this picture!© Winquist Photography+ 35Curated by Fernanda Castro Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898939/rammed-earth-modern-kendle-design-collaborative Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeKendle Design CollaborativeOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesParadise ValleyUnited StatesPublished on August 04, 2018Cite: “Rammed Earth Modern / Kendle Design Collaborative” 04 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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

Sports Helmets, Catcher’s Mask

first_imgThomas J. Gill IVAssociate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical SchoolChief, MGH Sports Medicine ServiceHarvard has a long history of innovation and leadership in sports medicine. Augustus Thorndike, A.B. 1884, M.D. 1888, at the Massachusetts General Hospital is considered the father of sports medicine because he recognized the special health risks faced by athletes. Because he understood those, he developed the first helmets to be used in football and hockey.The consistent use of such protective gear and the provision of specialized medical care for athletes is a relatively recent development. The first piece of protective equipment in American sports, the baseball catcher’s mask, was developed at Harvard. The mask was worn by James A. Tyng, A.B. 1876, in either a game between Harvard and the Boston Red Stockings that year or between Harvard and the Live Oaks team from Lynn in 1877.Catchers had started to inch closer to home plate to better field bunts, throw out base runners, and frame pitches. Since Tyng had been struck by several foul tips in the head and face, he had become “more or less timid,” according to Harvard baseball manager Frederick W. Thayer, A.B. 1878, who designed the first catcher’s mask for Tyng. The mask was modeled on a fencing mask with eyes holes cut into it, and it was made by a Cambridge tinsmith.There have been many variations in the design of catchers’ masks to maximize facial protection, minimize obstruction to visibility, and minimize weight. The latest designs closely resemble the goalie’s mask in hockey.last_img read more

Mortal remains of former Grenadian prime minister missing

first_imgExhumed remains not those of slain Grenada prime minister Maurice Bishop (pictured above) and colleagues. (Photo: freedomarchives.org).ST GEORGE’S, Grenada– The location of the mortal remains of slain Grenada Prime Minister Maurice Bishop seems destined to remain a mystery following exhumations by forensic experts in an area of a public cemetery pinpointed as the most likely last resting place of Bishop and seven of his colleagues.Bones unearthed at the site were not the remains of those killed in the 1983 coup, according to the Grenadian ecumenical organisation leading the search.“The group found remains, they found bones, but they were easily identified as not belonging to those who were shot on the fort that day,” said Father Seon Doggett, spokesman for the Grenada Conference of Churches (GCC) which is leading the project to determine what happened to the bodies of Bishop and an unknown number of civilians who were executed at the army’s headquarters Fort Rupert, subsequently renamed Fort George.Over a two-week period that ended last week, a team of forensic anthropologists exhumed remains from a part of the St George’s Cemetery that was identified by witness testimony as the probable location of the bodies.“It is possible that they might be just outside of that location that was searched. A future search may yield more positive results, but would involve resources well beyond the scope of the Conference,” Father Doggett stated.He went on to say that the experts are certain the remains are not those of Bishop and the slain seven but took the bones for further testing.The ecumenical group has been trying to bring closure to the events of October 19, 1983 when Prime Minister Bishop and senior members of his People’s Revolutionary Government were executed at the fort after being deposed in a power struggle.The GCC, the umbrella organisation for Grenada’s religious community, in collaboration with the Grenada government and St. George’s University, enlisted the services of a nine-member team of forensic anthropologists to conduct a search for the remains of the murdered men and women.Father Doggett said experts with extensive experience in anthropological research and international crime scene investigations conducted a search on the edge of St George’s Cemetery closest to the National Stadium. The area had been pinpointed by the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission and from other testimony as the most likely location of the remains.“These testimonies include persons who worked with the undertaker at the time of the tragic events,” Doggett said.Dr Marcella Sorg, leader of the team that conducted the search, will prepare a comprehensive report which will be a permanent record of the history of Grenada, according to Doggett.The GCC spokesman added that that the GCC is currently in discussions with the victims’ relatives to ascertain their interest in exploring “other possibilities”.“These possibilities might include some form of memorial, a national event, and/or a monument of some kind that will help to bring closure to this painful period of Grenada’s history,” he said.The People’s Revolutionary Government, which had deposed Prime Minister Sir Eric Gairy in March 1979, had become divided by late 1982.As factions loyal to Bishop struggled with those of his deputy Bernard Coard, Bishop was placed under house arrest on October 13, 1983. On October 19, a large crowd released him and marched to the army compound at Fort Rupert.Troops under the command of General Hudson Austin shot an unknown number of protesters then captured and executed Bishop and seven loyalists, including his education minister Jacqueline Creft, foreign minister Unison Whiteman and housing minister Norris Bain.Six days later, on the request of Barbados and neighbouring Eastern Caribbean leaders, the United States invaded Grenada and together with regional police and troops restored the country to civilian rule.Coard, Austin and other civil, political and military figures, who were among 17 people convicted for the killings, were released in 2010 after their death sentences had been commuted to life imprisonment.The “Grenada 17” claimed they gave no orders for the executions and could not be held responsible for the deaths. They also denied knowledge of where the bodies of Bishop and his ministers and several others were located, suggesting they were buried by invading American troops.Only Austin has remained silent about his role in the slaughter.Caribbean 360 News Share Sharing is caring! Tweet NewsRegional Mortal remains of former Grenadian prime minister missing by: – May 31, 2012center_img Share 86 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

African players ‘not respected’ in Ballon d’Or vote- Eto’o

first_img“Western media dominate our media in Africa, so they definitely have an influence. People prefer to see a Lionel Messi goal,” Eto’o, 38, told AFP during a visit to Paris last month.The former Barcelona star, once a teammate of Messi, believes that “African players are not respected” and are “not always properly appreciated”.He recently hung up his boots after a glorious career in which he won the UEFA Champions League three times and the Africa Cup of Nations twice.He never won the prize for the world’s best player, although he insists he has no regrets.“No, because I won so many trophies, I made so many dreams and for me that is the equivalent of winning the Ballon d’Or. However, I do feel for my younger brothers who came along after my generation.”– Voting closes Friday –There are five African players on the 30-man shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or, with the winner to be announced at a ceremony in Paris on December 2.The 180 journalists who will vote for the successor to Luka Modric as winner have until this Friday to do so.Among the nominees are Senegal’s Sadio Mane and Egypt’s Mohamed Salah, both of whom starred in the Liverpool side that won last season’s Champions League.Liverpool’s Senegalese star Sadio Mane is one of the nominees to win this year’s Ballon d’Or © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFBoth finished just outside the top three in FIFA’s The Best awards in September, as Messi pipped Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo to the prize.Eto’o attended that awards ceremony in Milan and, when stopped on the red carpet and asked who he thought would win, he cited the names of Mane and Salah. A video clip of the brief interview went viral.“That was an opportunity for Africa to see a Sadio Mane or a Mohamed Salah on the podium, and why not win it. They both had wonderful seasons and it wouldn’t have shocked anyone had they won,” Eto’o said.The captains and coaches of all 54 African national teams voted, but by no means all of them gave their votes to Salah or to Mane, who reached the Africa Cup of Nations final with Senegal.“Why is there this hate between us Africans? Why the misplaced jealousy? If we don’t appreciate one another, others are not going to do it for us,” Eto’o said.“It’s a shame. If all Africans voted for other Africans, we would have had several awards for the best player.”– Premier League stars –After winning the Cup of Nations with Algeria, Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez has also been nominated, as has Napoli and Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, and Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.“Africa needs to show how strong it is. We are lucky to have these good players, who scored more than ten goals in the Champions League — we had the top three scorers in the English league (Mane, Salah, Aubameyang) but somehow these young guys don’t have our support,” Eto’o added.Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is one of five African players on the 30-man shortlist © AFP/File / Ian KINGTON“I want to accompany them as much as I can, defend them, protect them, because one day it will be their turn to pass on the torch.“That is what we Africans have not always understood, at all levels, and that is why we are still trailing behind.”Prior to last year, Ronaldo and Messi had won 10 consecutive Ballon d’Or awards between them.Both are nominated again this year, so would Eto’o be pleased to see Messi, his former Barcelona teammate, win it once more?“He is the best player of all time. I was lucky enough to see him come through and to have had a good relationship with him. When I give my opinion on Leo even he tells me I am not objective.“Everything Messi does…he is a footballing god. I’d be happy for him to win it again.”0Shares0000(Visited 46 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Samuel Eto’o is hoping this will be the year an African player wins the Ballon d’Or for just the second time © AFP / BERTRAND GUAYPARIS, France, Nov 7 – African players still do not get the recognition they deserve, Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o told AFP in an exclusive interview, as he hopes that this will finally be the year another player from the continent wins the Ballon d’Or.George Weah, the former Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan striker who is now the president of Liberia, won the Ballon d’Or in 1995 but remains the only African player ever to have claimed the award.last_img read more

Another Darwinian Assumption Overturned: Results “Too Radical”

first_imgEvolutionists are stunned at a study in comparative genomics performed by University of Chicago researchers that overturns a common belief about natural selection.  EurekAlert summarizes the finding: “The new data show that if more mutations show up at a gene, that gene tends to accept a higher percentage of those mutations.”  This means that mutations accepted into a genome are not strictly a function of natural selection, but of mutation rate.    Mutations accepted into a gene can be synonymous or non-synonymous.  Synonymous mutations (Ks) swap an amino acid with a similar one, such that the protein can still function.  Non-synonymous mutations (Ka) change the shape of the protein and thereby can be acted on by natural selection.  Scientists have assumed that the percentage of non-synonymous mutations accepted during evolution remains constant.  Bruce Lahn, author of the paper in Trends in Genetics, commented on the assumption: “This theory has been the workhorse of molecular evolution.  Thousands of scientific papers have been published based directly or indirectly on this notion.”  The new study shows, instead, that “the faster the speed of new mutations, the greater the percentage of those mutations accepted.”    Several statements in the press release make this finding sound revolutionary:“We’ve discovered a striking phenomenon that challenges a paradigm of molecular evolution that has been around for several decades,” said lead author Bruce Lahn, Ph.D., assistant professor of genetics at the University of Chicago and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.  “As such, it may cause a significant shift in the field.”Lahn cannot explain the mechanism of his findings and expects many will question this novel finding.  “It’s too radical,” he said.  “People just don’t want to believe it, but the data are there.”“Lahn and his associates have found a most striking result, one that is totally unexpected,” said geneticist James Crow, professor emeritus of genetics and zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.Sudhir Kumar, an associate professor of molecular evolution at Arizona State University, agreed.  “It goes against strict theory, but evolutionary biologists know that nothing’s clean cut.  There’s always distortion because we’re looking at longtime history.  (Emphasis added in all quotes.) What this means is up in the air.  James Crow ended with a look to the future: “I hope that further work will provide an explanation of what now is a major puzzle.”What if a flood of mutations struck in a short period?  Could it account for a wide range of mutational changes in the relatively recent past?  How would they know?  This result appears to undercut any remaining trust in the molecular clock, a device that was broken anyway (see 08/24/2004 entry).    Kumar hit the nail on the head: evolutionary theory is never clean cut, and is always subject to distortion.  If evolutionists are trying to look at longtime history, good luck – because history cannot be put into a test tube.  Trying to decipher history from present observations of genes and proteins is messy business, subject to numerous assumptions that can be overthrown, such as this one.  Kumar said “The novelty of this work is that he [Lahn] used a large amount of data.”  What does this tell you about the evolutionary assumptions built on far less data?  The Darwinists are certainly not throwing in the towel over this latest genetic earthquake.  It just illustrates that assumptions in science, trusted for decades, yielding thousands of scientific papers, can be flat wrong.(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Gordimer gets Google doodle on 92nd birthday

first_img20 November 2015Nadine Gordimer was “a powerful voice for change in South African politics, (who) moved untold thousands with the pathos of her sparse, penetrating narratives”, Google wrote in its tribute to the writer on its corporate website. Gordimer is the focus of one of its popular doodles to mark her 92nd birthday on 20 November 2015.Gordimer, who died in July 2014, was one of South Africa’s iconic anti-apartheid crusaders. She won the Booker Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature for her epic but thoughtful works that dealt with the moral and racial complexities of South Africa in the 20th century.The doodle features Gordimer labouring in her study, where she typically worked from early morning into the late afternoon, as imagined by artist Lydia Nichols. In a style befitting Gordimer’s prose, Nichols exercised restraint by using only three colours, layered to create texture and subtle variation.Gordimer, who attended just one year of university, was once asked how she had developed such a sophisticated command of the language in the absence of any formal training. “From reading,” she said. “And living, of course.”Source: Googlelast_img read more

Whale watching in South Africa

first_imgSouth Africa is one of the best destinations worldwide for watching marine wildlife, including whales, whether from land or from boats, with spectacular annual visits from southern right and humpback whales and enormous pods of dolphins year-round.At least 37 species of whales and dolphins can be found in the waters off South Africa, and is most famous for rare encounters with southern right whales and humpback whales. (Image: Wikipedia)Brand South Africa reporterEvery year, southern right whales migrate from their icy feeding grounds off Antarctica to warmer climates, reaching South Africa in June. The country’s coastal waters teem with the giant animals, mating, calving and rearing their young – and giving whale-watchers spectacular displays of raw power and elegant water acrobatics.Watch out for:Blowing – the sound the whale makes when expelling air through its blowhole, which is accompanied by a spout of condensed water vapour; this is the normal breathing pattern of the mammal.Breaching – the whale leaps out of the water and falls back in with a large splash; whales can breach three to eight times in succession and the behavior is believed to be a means of communication, exercise or possibly to scratch the parasites off that live on them.Lobtailing – the whale slaps its fluke or tail on the water, causing a loud sound; again, it is believed to be a means of communication.Spy hopping – the whale lifts its head and body vertically, as far as the flippers, above the surface, which allows it to see what is happening around it above water.When is the best time?The best time for watching the southern right whale in South African waters is from June to November along the Cape south coast, although some will already be as far north as KwaZulu-Natal. Peak calving season is July and August, but whales can be seen through September and October.The curious humpback whale can be seen between May to December, moving up along the coast from Hermanus to St Lucia in KwaZulu-Natal.The medium-sized Bryde’s whale can be spotted all year round, and while rare, orcas can also be seen.In terms of the Marine Living Resources Act of 1998, it is an offence to approach any whale closer than 300m without a permit, so if you book a whale- watching cruise, make sure the company has a permit before you get on board.Where are the best spots?South African whale-watching territory runs from Doringbaai, far up the Cape West Coast, around the Cape Peninsula and as far up the East Coast as St Lucia, near the Mozambique border. They can be viewed from cliffs and beaches, while boat operators offer trips out to sea for close encounters.The route includes several famous protected areas, such as Table Mountain National Park, Garden Route, Tsitsikamma National Park, Transkei National Park and iSimangaliso Wetland Park.At least 37 species of whales and dolphins are found in South Africa’s oceans, although they are most famous for encounters with southern right whales, humpback whales, and several coastal dolphin species. Keep an eye open for African penguins, Cape fur seals, black oystercatcher birds and a variety of other marine life.Western CapeThe southern right’s breeding ground is the sheltered bays of the Western Cape coast, with the majestic animals spending up to five months a year here. They pass their time playing, courting, and nursing their newborn calves, providing spectacular land-based viewing.On the Cape West Coast, excellent sightings of southern rights can be enjoyed all the way from Strandfontein to Lambert’s Bay, Elands Bay, St Helena, Saldanha and Ysterfontein, just north of Cape Town.Whales can also be seen all around the Cape Peninsula.In Cape Town itself, you can see them from the road along the False Bay coast, and they’re distinctly visible on the western seaboard if you get high enough on the scenic coastal Victoria Road.Further south, the town of Hermanus in Walker Bay on the Cape south coast offers possibly the best land-based whale-watching in the world. The animals can be clearly seen from a scenic cliff-top walk, and the town holds a whale-watching festival every September. The Whale Crier informs the townsfolk and visitors of whale sightings and where the whales have come into the old harbour to calve.For the more adventurous, there is also aerial whale watching.Follow the coast to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa where two mighty oceans meet. It is particularly rewarding, with great views of southern right cows and calves at play – up to 50 pairs at a time.Mossel Bay, Plettenberg Bay and the Garden RouteThe whale-watching season in Mossel Bay runs from June to November, when four species are seen. The southern right is the most commonly sighted, coming into the bay to calve, but look for humpback, Bryde’s and orcas as well.Either drive along the coast, where there are informative whale interpretation boards at view points, or take a boat based whale-watching trip, or hike the St Blaize trail. Schools of up to 500 dolphins add to the spectacle. The most common dolphins found all year are heaviside’s, common, dusky and bottlenose.Southern rights visit Plettenberg Bay, further east, on the Western Cape Garden Route, from about June to November. Migratory humpback whales can also be briefly seen from May and June and then, on their return trip, from about November to January.Bryde’s whales or orcas are occasionally seen, and bottlenose and humpback dolphins are in residence all year. A breeding colony of Cape fur seals completes Plettenberg Bays’ impressive array of marine mammals.It is in Plett that the dolphin and whale-watching industry is most organised, with trips in boats, kayaks and aircraft on offer. Viewing, distances and time spent with each animal are strictly monitored so that there is minimal interference.The Garden Route generally, from Stilbaai through Mossel Bay and on to George, Wilderness, Knysna and Tsitsikamma, is a magnificent stretch of coastline hosting southern rights in their season, humpbacks between May and December, Bryde’s whales all year round – and, occasionally, killer whales.Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-NatalFrom Cape St Francis to the rugged Eastern Cape Wild Coast are numerous vantage points to see humpbacks, Bryde’s, minke and killer whales and quite often southern rights, especially in Algoa Bay, while sperm and beaked whales approach close to shore off Port St Johns.Humpback whales, and sometimes southern rights, can be spotted almost daily off the KwaZulu-Natal coast, occasionally being spotted as far north as Cape Vidal. From mid-May to mid-September, the whales are moving north on their way to their breeding grounds off the Mozambique coast, and from September to December they return, heading for the nutrient-rich waters of Antarctica.There are boat-based tours, but for land-based viewing there is a whale-watching tower at Cape Vidal and Mpenjati. Throughout the year pods of bottlenose dolphins of 30 to 50 strong routinely patrol up and down the coast just beyond the breakers.Article updated December 2015Sources: Centre for Dolphin Studies, Hermanus Tourism, South African TourismWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Helping the Environment, One Drop at a Time

first_imgThere is a lot of discussion about pervious paving and its contribution to the environment. Standard paving materials collect pollutants like oil, chemicals, and rubber tire particles from vehicles, pesticides, and dirt, only to have rain wash it off into our waterways, degrading our fresh water supply. Natural landscapes allow rain to percolate down through the soil, taking various pollutants with it, filtering and cleaning them as they flow down, typically arriving clean and clear by the time they reach the water table. We do need hard surfaces to walk, bike, and drive on, so what is the solution? Pervious paving to the rescue Available in many forms, pervious paving provides us with a surface both structurally sound and porous to water. Pervious concrete is similar to the standard product, but it’s made with smaller aggregate and no sand. The result is roughly the texture of a Rice Krispy treat, with open pockets that allow water to flow through the surface to the ground below. Usually placed over about 12 inches of gravel and a geotextile base, pervious concrete can absorb all but the most severe rain events, eliminating almost all water runoff wherever it is installed. Other pervious products include expanded plastic mesh filled with grass and porous paver stones installed over a gravel base.Do your part Reducing the amount of runoff from your project can provide additional points in almost every green-building program, it can help with building department approvals when you have to retain water on your lot, and it helps keep pollutants out of streams and rivers. The initial cost is higher than standard paving products, but like most things green, we get what we pay for. Once we stop looking at first costs and consider what our choices are doing to the environment as a whole, pervious products much more sense. And they’re fun to pee on, too.last_img read more

Thailand pulls out of 2020 Olympic weightlifting over doping

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy View comments UAAP softball: Adamson goes 7-0 after rout of UST Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Thailand’s doping cases were a fresh embarrassment for weightlifting, which is under pressure from the International Olympic Committee. Weightlifting has only a provisional place on the program for the 2024 Paris Olympics on condition it cracks down on doping.Dozens of weightlifters who competed at the last three Olympics have later tested positive. Russia and China were among nine countries banned from international competition for a year in 2017 after racking up numerous doping cases.Russia and Bulgaria also missed the 2016 Olympics over doping, and countries with major drug problems will have fewer qualifying place for next year’s games in Tokyo.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte The decisions follow eight failed drug tests for the Thai team that competed at the last worlds in November, including doping cases against three women who won world titles.Among the eight lifters facing bans are Sopita Tanasan and Sukanya Srisurat, who won Thailand’s two weightlifting gold medals at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThailand is a traditional power in weightlifting, especially in the lighter classes, and the IWF says the cases have “potential consequences that seriously damage the integrity of the sport.”All of the doping cases involve at least one substance of the banned adiol type, with some lifters testing positive for multiple drugs.center_img Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sopita Tanasan of Thailand competes in the women’s 53kg weightlifting event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 21, 2018. (Photo by MONEY SHARMA / AFP)BUDAPEST, Hungary — Thailand has volunteered to ban itself from Tokyo Olympic Games weightlifting next year because of doping, another blow to a sport whose place on the Olympic program is precarious.The self-imposed ban also means Thailand will still stage the world championships in Pattaya in September but with no home competitors, the International Weightlifting Federation said on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbedlast_img read more

Maersk Line EQUATE to Cut CO2 Emission in Shipping

first_imgzoom Danish shipping giant Maersk Line and producer of petrochemicals EQUATE Petrochemical Company have signed a partnership agreement to decrease CO2 emissions in ocean transportation.The agreement, which is the first of its kind in Kuwait, is based on the parties’ sustainability priorities that include the shared vision “to protect and safeguard the environment by decreasing CO2 emissions and confirms an aspiration to reduce EQUATE’s CO2 emissions per container transported with Maersk Line by 15% from 2017 to 2020,” Maersk Line said.During 2013-2016, the business collaboration between the companies resulted in decreasing CO2 emissions by over 35%, achieved through investments in environmentally improved vessels, network optimization, space utilization and other innovative best practices.“As we continuously encourage and support our business associates to have sustainable emission reduction programs, this agreement with Maersk Line is part of our ongoing business partnership,” Tareq Jafar Al-Kandari, EQUATE’s Vice President for Technical Services, said.Maersk Line said that it is driving similar agreements with a series of other selected strategic partners in an effort to enable more sustainable procurement.last_img read more