“COPY” Manjunath and Company Civil Construction: ArchDaily Structural Consultant: Prathima Seethur Save this picture!© Yash R Jain+ 26Curated by Hana Abdel Share Balaji Constructions Ambara House / Wright Inspires Photographs: Yash R Jain Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Schematic Drawings:SudarshanConceptual Design:Prathima SeethurDetail Design:Prem PrakashCity:ಬೆಂಗಳೂರುCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yash R JainRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersEquipmentSaliceWaste Bin Systems – Pull-Out UnitsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. Wright Inspires is an eco-responsive design firm based out of Bangalore, India. Ambara, a warm and welcoming home, is like a puzzle with a 1000 pieces, which slowly pieced together with the right hands comes alive. The colors are vivid, the design sparks uniqueness and an ingenious glass sky-light at forty odd feet steals the show.Save this picture!© Yash R JainSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Yash R JainLooking at the context and where the site is located; achieving an atmosphere of serene calm inside a home, which sits within the busy-bustling city of Bangalore seems almost pretentious and borderline fictitious. But to do so convincingly is no mean feat. The area of the site being compact with namely three abutting neighboring plots, the main idea was to bring in light from the central sky-light. One can gaze into the sky from the Oval, as it is fondly called, and watch the clouds slowly sail by while sitting in the comfort of their own home. Hence, there is no doubt as to why the home is named “Ambara”, translating to “sky” in the local language of Kannada.Save this picture!© Yash R JainThe stairwell which moves eloquently through the house is designed to ensure that natural light propagates through all the floors, making it a sight worth seeing. The use of natural materials such as terracotta jaalis along with exposed brick walls, recycled wood and raw pink stone give the home an earthy feel.Save this picture!© Yash R JainThe structure as a whole adapts to the semi-tropical climate of Bengaluru while also being sustainable and green. An example of such adaptivity is the oddly shaped, amoeboid basement which stays relatively cooler compared to the surrounding spaces.Save this picture!© Yash R JainSave this picture!Diagrams and DetailsSave this picture!© Yash R JainThe first floor boasts a playfully meandering terracotta filler slab which is quite the architectural marvel. The windows to the west of the home are angled inwards to occlude the harsh evening sunlight and serve as a nice viewpoint towards a children’s playground around the corner. The facade of the home is sheltered by trees, a rather common feature in most of the homes built by Wright Inspires. The firm believes nature changes the way you work, think, and create and it forms an integral part of everyday life.Save this picture!© Yash R JainProject gallerySee allShow lessCruise Terminal / Hexia ArchitectsSelected ProjectsEscarpment House / Virginia Kerridge ArchitectSelected Projects Share Projects CopyHouses, Retail Interiors•ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು, India 2020 “COPY” Manufacturers: Baliapatam Tiles, Maheswari Impex, UPVC Windows, Weinerberger Bricks Lead Architect: Photographs Electrical Works: Architects: Wright Inspires Area Area of this architecture project India Kashyap Electricals Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961983/ambara-house-wright-inspires Clipboard Ambara House / Wright InspiresSave this projectSaveAmbara House / Wright Inspires Area: 2800 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961983/ambara-house-wright-inspires Clipboard CopyAbout this officeWright InspiresOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignRetail InteriorsTerra CottaOn FacebookಬೆಂಗಳೂರುIndiaPublished on May 20, 2021Cite: “Ambara House / Wright Inspires” 19 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
News News Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia May 26, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio reporter shot by militia dies of injuries, fourth journalist to be killed this year Follow the news on Somalia RSF_en SomaliaAfrica March 2, 2021 Find out more January 8, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders expressed shock and deep sadness at the news of the death today of journalist Nur Muse Hussein of Radio Voice of Holy Quran as a result of a bullet wound he received on 20 April.The journalist’s death was announced by the worldwide press freedom organisation’s partner organisation, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ). He was the fourth to be killed in Somalia this year.Muse Hussein, aged 56, was shot in the leg as he and three colleagues were covering clashes between pro-government militia of the Hiran region and members of the Islamist Hisbul Islam movement operating in the south and centre of the country. Fighters opened fire after they introduced themselves as journalists in the town of Beledweyne about 300 km north of the capital Mogadishu.“We offer the journalist’s family and staff on Radio Voice of Holy Quran our heartfelt condolences,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We also remind the authorities of the urgent need to protect journalists in this particularly dangerous country. Everything must be done to discourage criminals from attacking journalists as soon as they identify themselves as such,” it added.Muse Hussein’s widow said that the journalist had remained in a serious condition until last week when his condition suddenly deteriorated. He was the father of five children.The other journalists who have lost their lives in 2009 were: Abdirisak Warsameh Mohamed and Hassan Mayow Hassan of Radio Shabelle and Said Tahlil, director of Radio HornAfrik. Thirteen journalists have been killed in Somalia since 2007, making it Africa’s deadliest country for the media. SomaliaAfrica RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region February 24, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Help by sharing this information News to go further RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists
3 Petrel Ave, Mermaid Beach.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“They’re planning on knocking the house down and building a family home,” he said.Mr Donovan, who marketed the property with colleague Brett Russo, said house hunters were keen to get their hands on any property in the area, even if it meant rebuilding.Its proximity to the beach, parks and the suburb’s popular dining precinct made it particularly appealing. COAST HOMEOWNERS TURN TO RENOVATIONS “That pocket of Nobby’s (Beach) is very sought after,” he said.Mr Donovan said the 405sq m property attracted up to 60 people throughout the four week period it was on the market before going to auction. KOKO TO START RISING AT BROADBEACH 3 Petrel Ave, Mermaid Beach.AN old beach house will join the long list of Mermaid Beach properties that are knocked down to make way for modern homes after selling at auction on the weekend.The 1960s-built three-bedroom house at 3 Petrel Ave sold under the hammer for $1.27 million on Saturday.Ray White Broadbeach – Mermaid Waters agent Dan Donovan said the buyers had big plans for the block. 3 Petrel Ave, Mermaid Beach. 3 Petrel Ave, Mermaid Beach. 3 Petrel Ave, Mermaid Beach.“We had nine registered bidders on the day, there was strong interest from locals and interstate enquiries as well,” he said.“There were about 40 or so people there.”He said the sellers were “stoked” with the outcome.According the property records, the house last sold in 2015 for $1.225 million.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59
Randy Young from Osgood has spent the last 20 years informing residents of Ripley County about the history of Ripley County Basketball. Because of his efforts, we now have the Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame.The first inducted class occurred in 2001. Every year since then the Hall has inducted a new class. The RCBHOF Committee is led by President Ray Baurley, Vice President Bill VanKirk, Secretary Connie Dickman, and Treasurer Randy Young. Every November a new class is chosen.Later this fall a new RCBHOF website will be up and running. Phil King and his son are developing the website. Phil played ball for South Ripley and is a member of the Hall of Fame. On this site you will find the nomination form if you know of someone you feel should be in the Hall of Fame. Look for the website in the very near future.
BIG GAME—Pitt’s Brad Wanamaker passes the ball around West Virginia’s Da’Sean Butler during the Panthers 98-95 triple overtime win over the Mountaineers. If the animosity between these two teams is as genuine as it appears then the accusations of selective inbreeding in southwestern Pa. as well as in W.Va. may be exaggerated, especially when referring to these two programs because there is no love lost between these kissin’ cousins.”Why do Realtors always insist on, location, location, location? Well, because location counts. What a difference the Peterson Events Center and the Oakland Zoo makes for the Panthers. The grudge match continued at the “Pete” in a nationally televised game with Pitt coming out on top 98-95 in a triple overtime game that had more highs and lows than even Al Roker could forecast.West Virginia coach Bob Huggins attempted in a very indirect way to kiss and kick Pitt simultaneously. “I’ve done this for 30 years, man, there isn’t much I haven’t seen. They didn’t fold, they [continued] to compete, but they couldn’t have won without a lot of help from us.’’Last month the Panthers also came from five down defeating Louisville 82-77 when they were down by 68-63 with barely more than 30 seconds remaining in the game. On Feb. 3, the University of Pittsburgh men’s basketball team moseyed down to Morgantown, W.Va. to play a hoop game. The Mountaineers had the Panthers jumping through hoops as WVU took the Pittsburgh squad out back to the woodshed. West Virginia smoked Pitt 70-51. In the rematch last Friday night between the two squads, Pitt escaped the woodshed then fed WVU a meal that reeked of food poisoning and proceeded to give the Mountaineers the key to the outhouse, minus the Charmin. Panther Gilbert Brown said, “I never thought we’d have another game like that in the same season, but the Louisville game wasn’t on our minds. What was on our minds was what coach Dixon said at halftime. He said we were going to win the game. Only a minute to go, and coach still said we were going to win this game. That’s what helped us push through.’’The Big Beast or should I say the Big East Conference is sorta, kinda like “Murder She Wrote.” By the time that the 16 teams in the conference finish beating up on each other; will they have anything left for the post-season?There was another element to this game that was perplexing. Starting with the Ben Howland era and continuing through the Jamie Dixon tenure, defense has always been a Pitt trademark and often has been the antidote to anemic offensive performances. However, during regulation there were several easy put-backs by WVU. There were also many instances that Pitt was thoroughly out-boxed on their offensive boards by the “Mounties” as opposed to boxing out West Virginia. If you need proof of this, well here it is. With 11:32 remaining in the second half, Pitt only had two offensive rebounds and 15 defensive boards. WVU had 11 offensive boards and 18 defensive rebounds. That is a 12-rebound advantage representing a possible 24-point swing. Whatever, you do the math.Junior center Gary McGhee is doing a far better job than anyone could have expected at this point in the season and although the Panthers may not admit it publicly, the departure of DeJuan Blair for the greener pastures of the NFL has definitely left just a few sun-scorched patches of grass for Pitt to graze on, especially “in the paint.”The initial encounter on a basketball court between West Virginia and Pitt was in 1903. I am positive that if both Huggins and Dixon live to see the century mark, neither one of them will ever forget this contest.Most likely West Virginia guard Darryl Bryant won’t forget this game any time soon either. “This is definitely one of the toughest losses I’ve had [and] this game probably put Pitt in the NCAAs.’’ I don’t know about the NCAAs but this game certainly put Pitt, WVU and this game into the “stuff of legends” category.Pitt has a knack of “raining” on West Virginia’s parade. A few years ago, WVU and their football program, under the guidance of their now despised former coach Rich Rodriguez, was poised to play for the national championship but just as the Morgantown faithful had strategically placed all of the “couches” available at pre-determined locations and were set to give the “torching order” at the final gun of victory, former Pitt now NFL running back Lesean McCoy and the Pitt defense became arsonists, burning to cinders the hopes and dreams of an athletic program that was and still is desperate to prove that they belong. With this win the Pitt men’s basketball squad slapped WVU just as hard as their gridiron predecessors. Is there a possibility that WVU will win an NCAA basketball national title? Sure there is. That time will probably come when making moonshine ceases “in them thar hills.”(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] Bruce can also be heard on The PressPass show on www.blogtalkradio.com on Thursdays from 6-7p.m.. This week’s topic: NCAA; White Collar Criminals. Call in: 347-826-9355.)
MANCHESTER, England (AP) Guus Hiddink’s arrival as Chelsea manager has sparked a drastic improvement in a number of the team’s attacking stars. Diego Costa, Oscar, Cesc Fabregas, even Pedro Rodriguez. All look different players now Jose Mourinho is no longer in charge at Stamford Bridge. So when is Eden Hazard going to come good? Because the slump in form of the Belgium winger is one of the mysteries of the season. Hazard was voted English football’s Player of the Year for the 2014-15 season by both his peers and writers, after scoring 19 goals and being arguably Chelsea’s standout player in their run to the Premier League and League Cup titles. Many felt he would make the step up to challenge Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the game’s top star. Fast forward to this season and Hazard is no longer assured of even being in the team heading into Sunday’s FA Cup match against Manchester City, which is the headline fixture of the fifth round. He has completed 90 minutes just once in 2016 and has scored only one club goal all season a sympathy penalty in a big win over MK Dons in the FA Cup fourth round. Already testing the patience of Chelsea fans with his performances, Hazard didn’t do himself any favours this week by telling French newspaper Le Parisien, ahead of a Champions League game against Paris Saint-German, that it would be ‘difficult to say no to’ PSG or any other team capable of winning the Champions League. Is he eyeing a big move for next season already? Hazard was substituted against PSG after another sub-standard display and may even lose his place to Oscar against City for the first high-profile match in the FA Cup this season. Chelsea are looking to win the world’s oldest club knockout competition for the fifth time in the last 10 years and is in better form than City, having lost only once 2-1 against PSG in 12 games since Hiddink took over. City, meanwhile, have lost their last two games, at home against title rivals in the Premier League, and have injury problems in midfield. Manager Manuel Pellegrini may also have one eye on next week, when City resumes their Champions League campaign with a trip to Dynamo Kiev in the last 16, and could play a weakened team at Stamford Bridge. There has been a shortage of shocks in this season’s FA Cup, meaning most of the country’s big teams are still involved. TAMED BY THE SHREWS? The biggest so-called ‘giant-killing could come when Manchester United heads to third-tier Shrewsbury on Monday. And it’s the last thing Louis van Gaal needs right now. The United manager has enough on his mind, with his team struggling to qualify for the Champions League through the Premier League and seeing captain and star striker Wayne Rooney joining an injury list that now contains 13 players. Rooney has a knee injury and British media are reporting he could be out for six to eight weeks. Shrewsbury, a market town from central England whose football team plays at a 9,875-capacity stadium, has already beaten two teams higher up the English pyramid second-tier Cardiff and Sheffield Wednesday and are in the fifth round for the first time since 1991. And they caused a big shock in 2003, winning 2-1 in the third round against an Everton side containing Rooney. In 19th place in the third tier, Shrewsbury are the lowest-ranked team left in the competition. REMATCH Arsenal are four victories away from winning the FA Cup for a third straight time. Next up for Arsene Wenger’s side is second-tier Hull, in a rematch of the 2014 final that Arsenal won 3-2 after extra time. There are two more all-Premier League matchups: Bournemouth vs Everton; and Tottenham vs Crystal Palace. In other games, Reading host West Bromwich Albion, West Ham visit Blackburn and Watford are at home to Leeds.
KINGSTON:Defending champions St Jago High School is favoured to retain the title, as Jamaica’s top 16 high school chess teams do battle in the finals of the 2015/16 Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) National School’s Chess Championships, at the PCJ Auditorium in New Kingston today and tomorrow.The finalists include defending champions St Jago High A, Campion College, Mannings A and B, Ardenne, Jamaica College, Wolmer’s Boys’, Glenmuir A and B, St Jago B, Calabar, St Catherine A and B, Excelsior A and B and Decarteret College.This year’s format will see all the teams playing four rounds and the team with the most points at the end of the tournament will be crowned national champion. This new format, according to the Jamaica Chess Federation, will allow more teams to experience the intensity and excitement of the finals, which was normally only contested by the top corporate and rural area teams.St Jago A retained all their players from last year’s championship team and are the overwhelming favourites. However, strong challenges are expected from Campion College, Ardenne and Wolmer’s Boys’. Calabar High, which boasts Jamaica’s national junior champion, National Master Shreyas Smith, may cause some trouble for the defending champions.Two matches will be played on both Saturday and Sunday. Match time is scheduled for 10 a.m.
DD LIFESTYLE: Your bestie has asked you to be a bridesmaid. You’ve hugged, screamed with excitement and clinked glasses in celebration.But what does it mean, apart, from wearing a new gúna and carrying a bouquet. And maybe a quick snog with one of the groomsmen.Here are some tips to make you the best bridesmaid ever. 1. Be interested.It’s going to be a long road to the wedding day and it might be THE only thing your best buddy wants to talk about…the dress, different styles, colour schemes, hair, make-up,the music, the invitations, the honeymoon, the dress again.There are bound to be tensions along the way but the bride values you as a friend. Be helpful, a shoulder to cry on when things get stressful, offer to go with her to appointments, don’t moan.2. Don’t bitch about the bridesmaid dress It may not be your colour or your style. It may make you look 10lbs heavier and aged you 5 years. But it’s her choice. Try it on and if she still thinks you look stunning and the colour is perfect (which just so happens to totally drain you). Suck it up. It’s just for a few hours.3. The Bride’s DressShe has shown you every white dress in every bridal magazine for the last three months. She plans on going to every bridal boutique within a 300 mile radius. Stay calm, make a fuss as she tries on the umpteenth dress and don’t just say yes to one to make it back home for Eastenders.4. Don’t forget about the mother of the brideTalk with the bride’s mum. Give her her place. Be helpful and offer to take on any jobs..researching beauty salons, stationary prices. Suggest ideas for wedding favours. 5. The Hen PartyKnow your bride. Would she prefer a low-key spa-type occasion or an all-out party weekend away? Timing is everything. Co-ordinating a weekend that suits everyone is tough so try to avoid leaving it to the last minute.6. Bridal survival kitOn the day, have emergency lipstick, make-up, safety pins, on standby. It will help calm any nerves. Make sure the bride eats something for breakfast.Yes, it’s also good to have some Champagne on ice but one glass is enough for the bride. You don’t want her slurring through the marriage vows. 7. Stay on friendly terms with the other bridesmaids.You may not all know each other well but exchange numbers and ask each other about ideas. It helps to minimise tensions if everyone feels included and informed.8. Don’t get smashed …keep it a conga-free zoneAt the wedding reception, it’s important to the bride that everyone is having a great time. Slow down on the alcohol, you don’t want to be the centre of attention for all the wrong reasons. You may not feel like dancing in your bridesmaid horror-frock but it would look so mean-spirited to sit at the table all night. Mingle with guests.DD LIFESTYLE: YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE ON HOW TO BE THE BEST BRIDESMAID EVER was last modified: May 28th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Bridesmaidsguide tohow to be the best bridesmaid
As the December break begins, the Department of Home Affairs has launched a campaign to urge all South Africans to make sure they are “travel ready” before they go on holiday – particularly if they are travelling with children.Find out more about new requirements for children travelling through South African ports of entry – effective 1 June 2015 – on the Department of Home Affairs website.