Oetlisberg Housing / Urben Seyboth Architekten

first_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918907/oetlisberg-housing-urben-seyboth-architekten Clipboard Photographs Client:Stahler Development AGStructural Engineer:Willi Glaser EngineeringBuilding Physics & Acoustics:GS Bauphysik & Akustik GmbHBuilding Technology:Turrin EngineeringElectrical Engineer:Preisig EngineeringLandscape:vetschpartner Landschaftsarchitekten AGDesign Team:Jakob Seyboth, Ramona ReichertBuilding Physics:GS Bauphysik & Akustik GmbHAcoustics:GS Bauphysik & Akustik GmbHCity:ZürichCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kuster Frey FotografieRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodEGGERLaminatesMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. The plot in Zurich-Witikon lies right next to designated open land, overlooking green meadows to the edge of the forest at the back. Southward, a grand panorama to the Alps is offered and westward, the view over Zurich and the “Limmattal” valley.Save this picture!© Kuster Frey FotografieSave this picture!Site planSave this picture!© Kuster Frey FotografieAll loggias are positioned at the corner of the building which offers part of the spectacular view to all 15 condominiums. All 15 condominiums offer generous layouts and a very high standard. The different sized apartments and their spacial arrangements prevent sleeping rooms to be located next to living rooms. Loggias and terraces are arranged in order to guarantee privacy from neighbouring surroundings.Save this picture!© Kuster Frey FotografieThe buildings’ facades are dominated by the horizontal concrete bands and vertical wooden cover made of larch. This play of “warmth and cold” with materials of concrete and wood continues also internally: the staircase’s plaster has a natural finish and the floor and ceiling slabs (Beton-Ciré) are held in a “warm” shade of colour, contrary to the “cold” steel wire net rope in the well hole.Save this picture!© Kuster Frey FotografieSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Kuster Frey FotografieAlso in the sublevel garage, plenty of natural finished concrete and non-typical point lights create a comfortable atmosphere. The surroundings, designed by well-known landscape architects Vetschpartner AG, also contrast fair faced concrete walls and concrete patios with auburn steel bands. Plants in green and white change their carpet of vegetation in the course of the seasons to auburn overblown of hydrangea.Save this picture!© Kuster Frey FotografieProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Planting Terrace And The Experience Pavilion / MOZHAO ARCHITECTSSelected ProjectsSambade House / spaceworkersSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Witikon, Zürich, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Daniel Urben CopyApartments•Zürich, Switzerland Save this picture!© Kuster Frey Fotografie+ 16Curated by Paula Pintos Share Area:  1590 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” 2018 Architects: Urben Seyboth Architekten Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918907/oetlisberg-housing-urben-seyboth-architekten Clipboard Oetlisberg Housing / Urben Seyboth ArchitektenSave this projectSaveOetlisberg Housing / Urben Seyboth Architekten Projects CopyAbout this officeUrben Seyboth ArchitektenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsZurichZürichSwitzerlandPublished on June 15, 2019Cite: “Oetlisberg Housing / Urben Seyboth Architekten” 15 Jun 2019. 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 Oetlisberg Housing / Urben Seyboth Architekten Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Jakob, Harmony Beton-Ciré, domovari Apartments Lead Architect: Switzerland Photographs:  Kuster Frey Fotografie Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Year: last_img read more

Plea by Paris lawyer on behalf of journalists imprisoned in Eritrea

first_img EritreaAfrica February 8, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Plea by Paris lawyer on behalf of journalists imprisoned in Eritrea April 14, 2021 Find out more Watch a presentation video about Radio Erena, an independent Eritrean radio station based in Paris.Read Les Erythréens (The Eritreans), a French-language book by writer and journalist Léonard Vincent that was published last month by the Paris-based publishing house Rivages. RSF_en Photo : Me Prisca Orsonneau. EritreaAfrica to go further News Receive email alerts October 27, 2020 Find out more Reports Follow the news on Eritreacenter_img News Help by sharing this information Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? Related documents Pleading of Me Prisca OrsonneauPDF – 67.72 KB January 13, 2021 Find out more Just two weeks from now, 22 February, is the third anniversary of a raid on Radio Bana in central Asmara in which about 50 journalists were arrested. Most were released but at least 11 are still held and are in solitary confinement. Reporters Without Borders continues to campaign for them and other journalists who are imprisoned in Eritrea, some since September 2001.Prisca Orsonneau, a Paris bar member and coordinator of the Reporters Without Borders Legal Committee, participated in the final of the Caen International Human Rights Advocacy Competition on 29 January. Her speech, entitled “Beautiful Asmara, denied its Jasmine Revolution,” was a plea on behalf of Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaac and other journalists who, like him, have been held for more than ten years in Eritrea without being brought to trial.See the video of her plea here (in French).Read the text of her plea in English: The plea was latest initiative that the Reporters Without Borders Legal Committee has taken in coordination with the Reporters Without Borders section in Stockholm and two Swedish lawyers, Jesus Alcala and Percy Bratt. In July 2011, a Habeas Corpus petition was sent to the supreme court in Asmara requesting Dawit’s immediate appearance in court under Eritrea’s constitutional and criminal code provisions and international obligations. The court has so far refused to acknowledge receipt of the petition. As no Eritrean lawyer dares to raise the matter with the court it is hard to know whether the petition will succeed and will eventually shed light on the situation of the detainees.Naizghi Kiflu, an adviser to President Issaias Afeworki and information minister at the time of the September 2001 crackdown, died in London on 6 February. Together with the London-based human rights NGO Redress and the Eritrean exile activist Elsa Chyrum, Reporters Without Borders had called in vain for Naizghi to be tried in Britain for the acts of torture for which he was responsible in Eritrea.The disastrous situation in Eritrea continues to be overlooked for the most part by the international community. Eritrea was nonetheless ranked last for the fifth year running in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index that was released on 25 January. With at least 34 journalists detained, Eritrea is the world’s third biggest prison for media workers, after China and Iran.More information on media freedom in Eritrea: Read the Reporters Without Borders Eritrea country file.Read the latest press releases on Eritrea.See the latest Reporters Without Borders campaign ads on Eritrea in English and French. Organisation RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision News Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak caselast_img read more

‘Stand up and fight’ to bring Limerick military history to life

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSfeaturedFirst World WarGallipoliIrish Naval AssociationlimerickLimerick archivist Jacqui HayesLimerick Branch of the Royal British LegionRoyal Munster FusiliersStand Up and Fight Advertisement Twitter WhatsApp Email Facebook NewsLocal News‘Stand up and fight’ to bring Limerick military history to lifeBy Alan Jacques – April 30, 2015 1677 Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Printcenter_img Linkedin The Royal Munster Fusiliers drumming up recruits in Limerick in 1914.(Photograph by H M Stewart, 104 O’’Connell Street)by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Royal Munster Fusiliers drumming up recruits in Limerick in 1914.(Photograph by H M Stewart, 104 O’’Connell Street)FLOWERS sent to a Limerick mother from her son on the front lines of the First World War and an oar from one of the Lusitania’s lifeboats are just two of the rare artefacts that will go on display at City Hall next week.‘Stand Up and Fight’, an exhibition supported by the Limerick Branch of the Royal British Legion, the Royal Munster Fusiliers Association and the Irish Naval Association, will be launched next Thursday, May 7.Never before seen artefacts will be displayed as part of the exhibition of Limerick’s military history from the Wild Geese to Gallipoli.It coincides with the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign that claimed the lives of 800 members of the Royal Munster Fusiliers, 75 of whom were from Limerick including eight men from the village of Coonagh who died when their ship was torpedoed.Conservative estimates suggest that 1,000 of Limerick’s 4,000 listed men died in the First World War.Items on display will include flowers sent from from Ypres by a Limerick soldier to his mother in Limerick; an oar from one of RMS Lusitania’s lifeboats as well as cannonballs and musket balls from the Siege of Limerick.Also included are pikes from the time of the 1798 Rebellion; a bloodied apron worn by a Limerick nurse serving in a First World War field hospital and rare photographs of the American Civil War, Boer War and First World War.“From the departure of the Wild Geese in 1691 to the Limerick men who fought in the Boer Wars, Limerick is steeped in military history,” explained city archivist Jacqui Hayes.“Limerick’s location on the Shannon means it has always been a strategic military stronghold. There were four barracks in Limerick in the nineteenth century and soldiers were a familiar sight.”The ‘Stand Up and Fight’ exhibition will feature memorabilia and militaria from Limerick Museum and Archives’ own collection as well as donations by private collectors and members of the public.Also featured are American Civil War army uniform buttons produced by the Limerick-based Tait Clothing Factory, which held military uniform supply contracts with the Confederacy as well as the British Army during the Crimean War.While much of the exhibition is concerned with the participation of Limerick men and women in The Great War, it also deals with Limerick’s long military and naval tradition as well as the military culture that started in earnest in the 17th century and has lasted since.“While primarily focusing on Limerick’s lengthy military history, the exhibition also examines the impact of the military on Limerick’s social history in these centuries, such as the numbers who joined the armed forces; particular areas which had a tradition of recruitment; family military traditions and the role of women,” Ms Hayes commented.The exhibition looks at some of the careers of Limerick men who fought in the British army all over the world. One of them, George de Lacy Evans from Moig, Askeaton, was involved in the burning of the White House by the British in 1814. He also made a major contribution to army reform by successfully campaigning for an end to flogging in the British army.‘Stand Up and Fight’ runs from May 7 until December at the Glazed Street, Limerick City and County Council Civic Buildings, Merchants Quay. Previous articleAAA join the fight for ‘full equality’ in LimerickNext articleAfghan ‘golden boy’ claims crash ruined his life Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

World Juniors 2020: Canada, Rimouski forward Alexis Lafreniere putting up impressive numbers in pre-draft year

first_imgWorld Juniors 2020: Dylan Cozens making history for Canada Still, as sweet as these superlatives sound, they don’t necessarily guarantee Lafreniere will outproduce or outperform any of the aforementioned top picks. He’s still a teenager learning the game, and his enthusiasm has led to some undisciplined play. Never neutralized completely, Lafreniere has been held in check, albeit for short periods of time.The constant dilemma for opponents past or present is managing and planning around the certainty that Lafreniere has both the will and the skill to change the complexion of a game in an instant. Looking at his numbers in comparison to several current NHL stars at the same age, there’s no reason to think he won’t do the same at the highest level. The remarkable success of Alexis Lafreniere’s junior career has made him the clear-cut favorite to be the first overall pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.Not only has he lived up to the lofty expectations but he appears to be on the verge of establishing a new standard of excellence for French Canadian-born prospects. A bruising winger with exceptional puck skills, Lafreniere was raised in the Montreal suburb of Saint-Eustache, Que., and currently plays for the Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. It’s the same organization that produced two of the last three Canadian-born forwards from the Quebec League to go first overall — Vincent Lecavalier in 1998 and Sidney Crosby in 2005. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/dc/8b/graphic-121719_cqd0iut0fxil1kh4cm32wllvx.png?t=364800031&w=500&quality=80 Of course, goals and assists are just part of the overall evaluation process.The fact they play different forward positions in different leagues doesn’t cheapen the significance of either player’s impressive stat totals. And, now that we know Lafreniere’s impressive draft-year production isn’t enhanced by some sort of multiplier, we can begin to analyze the aspects of his game that make him unique; not only for this specific draft class but possibly for any draft prospect since Connor McDavid.Lafreniere is a powerful left wing who possesses the vision and touch of a finesse playmaker. He was the key cog on what was arguably the best line in all of Canadian major junior when he played this season with center Cedric Pare and the now-injured Calgary Flames prospect Dmitry Zavgorodniy; each averaged near, or over, two points-per-game. While this type of single-line production has historically been common in juniors, it has become more of a rarity in the past decade and it’s no stretch to say that neither Pare or Zavgorodniy would be putting up career years had it not been for the talented 18-year-old.World Juniors 2020: Canada’s roster | AnalysisIf you listed the last half dozen first-overall picks, to include McDavid, none offer Lafreniere’s impressive mix of creativity and rugged play. That isn’t saying one style or player is better or worse. Rather, it spotlights the significance of having a high-octane physical winger with an elite scoring touch being the centerpiece of the draft in an era where the average NHL player is not only quicker but shrinking as well.Lafreniere’s skills with the puck are as diverse as they are appealing but the added bonus is his intangibles — leadership, work ethic and compete level. He has the balance and agility of Auston Matthews, the vision and passing of Jack Hughes, Nico Hischier’s two-way proclivity and, most importantly, Lafreniere displays McDavid’s commanding on-ice presence.Draft-year production of current NHL Stars drafted out of the CHLPlayerLeagueGPPTSPTS/GYearLeague G/GSidney CrosbyQMJHL621682.7120056.37Connor McDavidOHL471202.5520157.01Patrick KaneOHL581452.520077.46Alexis LafreniereQMJHL3270*2.192020*6.88Mitchell MarnerOHL631262.0020157.01Quinton ByfieldOHL3057*1.902020*7.64Taylor HallOHL571061.8620106.95John TavaresOHL561041.8620096.86Steven StamkosOHL611051.7220086.89Nathan MacKinnonQMJHL44751.7020136.91Andrei SvechnikovOHL44721.6420187.10Nico HischierQMJHL57861.5120176.90*Thru games played on Dec. 15A throwback from a physical standpoint, Lafreniere’s vision, stickhandling and hands are elite by present-day standards. He is a possession-driving forward who manages to look graceful in tight spaces as often as he does in open ice. There isn’t much an opponent can do once he and his linemates take control in the offensive zone and their surgical exchanges and weaving during the cycle force most checkers to waive the white flag and retreat to the slot. Once he’s afforded room, Lafreniere can deliver a devastating wrist shot and pick the corners with regularity. If we’re going to evaluate a premier prospect solely on point production, then Lafreniere’s grip on the top ranking has tightened. Not only is he leading the entire QMJHL in scoring, but he is expected to be on Canada’s top line at the IIHF World Junior Championship set to begin Dec. 26 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. While he made the team last year, he served as more of a depth player; this year, he’ll be leaned on for clutch play and help revitalize a Canadian power play that has struggled the last few tournaments. Lafreniere’s 27 power-play assists through Sunday are the most of any player in any of Canada’s three major junior leagues.The 2010s: Crosby named NHL Athlete of the Decade | NHL All-Decade TeamA scrub of Lafreniere’s resume prior to this season more than validates the consensus opinion that he would become the first pick in this draft. Selected first overall by Rimouski in the 2017 QMJHL Entry Draft, Lafreniere guided the Oceanic to a 43-point improvement in the standings, earning Rookie of the Year honor with 42 goals — the most by a 16-year-old since Crosby (2004). He kicked off last season by guiding Canada to a gold medal at the under-18 Ivan Hlinka and finishing as the tournament’s leading scorer. In league play, he posted his first 100-point season and was named the Canadian Hockey League’s Player of the Year despite being a year away from draft eligibility. At the rate he’s going, Lafreniere is the favorite to join Crosby and John Tavares as the only players in CHL history to win the prestigious award multiple times before they were drafted.So, how good are Lafreniere’s QMJHL numbers, really? After recording an impressive 1.72 points-per-game average last year, and bumping that up to a mind-numbing 2.19 through Dec. 15, he is on pace to join Crosby (2003, 2004) as the only two QMJHLer’s in the last 22 years to eclipse the 1.70 mark in consecutive pre-draft seasons. Additionally, his current 2.19 average would be the second-highest of any QMJHL draft prospect since 1996. In other words: Lafreniere has been the QMJHL’s most dominant pre-draft player not named Sidney Crosby in well over 20 years. He’s also accomplishing the feat when scoring in the Quebec League is nearly a full goal less per game now (6.88) than it was in 2000 (7.81). Of course, goal-scoring in “The Q” is slowly trending upwards from its low point in the mid-2000s but Lafreniere is single-handily out-pacing by a wide margin almost two decades worth of draft-eligible alumni.Impressive, indeed.Pre-draft QMJHL prospects 1993-20 (high picks and NHL notables)PlayerGPPTSPTS/GSeasonDrafted overallLeague G/GSidney Crosby621682.7120051st6.37Alexandre Daigle531372.5819931st8.81Daniel Briere671632.43199624th8.04Sidney Crosby591352.292004Draft-16.72Alexis Lafreniere32*70*2.19*20202020 Draft6.88*Jonathan Drouin491052.1420133rd6.91Pierre-Marc Bouchard691402.0320028th6.97Derick Brassard581162.0020066th7.41Vincent Lecavalier581151.9819981st7.44Alexis Lafreniere611051.722019Draft-16.92Nathan MacKinnon44751.7020131st6.91Brad Richards681151.69199864th7.44Alex Tanguay51851.67199812th7.44*Thru games played on Dec. 15Still, some continue to argue that Lafreniere’s numbers are the byproduct of playing in an up-tempo league as opposed to the more balanced Ontario Hockey League, or the tough and tight-checking Western Hockey League. A closer look into league-wide goal-scoring, however, reveals that it is the OHL, not the QMJHL, that offers the playmakers and goal scorers an environment far more conducive for registering impressive draft-year stats.This is relevant because it not only adds context to Lafreniere’s production but also to his closest competitor for the top spot in the draft — Quinton Byfield. The hulking center for the OHL’s Sudbury Wolves is nearly a full year younger than Lafreniere and averaging an impressive 1.90 points per game. Of Byfield’s 57 points in 30 games, 41 have come at even strength or shorthanded — the same number Lafreniere has recorded out of his 70 points but in two more games.The difference in overall point totals is due to Lafreniere’s significant advantage in power-play points (29 to Byfield’s 16). Rimouski, which operates the QMJHL’s second-best power play at 31.1 percent, earns 4.35 opportunities a game while Byfield’s Wolves sits at 24.2 percent effectiveness on 3.76 chances per contest. Even if, in a hypothetical scenario, Sudbury drew as many power-play chances as Rimouski, the additional goals they’d score would only bump Byfield’s overall point total from 57 to 61 (currently he’s been involved in 16 of the team’s 30 power-play goals).In conclusion, Alexis Lafreniere is outproducing Quinton Byfield by a wide margin, and doing so while the QMJHL is averaging 0.76 goals less per game than in Byfield’s OHL.2020 NHL Entry Draft Top 125: Lafreniere, Byfield continue to lead the packlast_img read more

United beaten on Premier League opening day

first_imgWherever you are in the world the start of a new football season gives that unique combination of excitement and expectation.  This was the same last Saturday, Feb. 11, as Pattaya United kicked off the new 2017 Thai Premier League season with a visit to Police Tero FC (formerly BEC Tero) in Bangkok.A large enthusiastic crowd set the tone as the game started at a frenetic pace.  In the first 20 minutes Pattaya had the best of the opening skirmishes with captain Lee Won Young skillfully organizing the side with a commanding presence.  The pace of Picha U-Tra down the right flank kept the Tero defense busy and Pattaya could easily have opened their account with the chances they created.However, as the game wore on Tero grew into the match and cracks started to appear in the Pattaya game plan.  The half time score of 0-0 was a fair reflection of the action that had been enjoyed by the noisy crowd.The start of the 2nd half once again saw a finely balanced contest between the two sides but Pattaya were becoming increasingly careless in possession.  In the 60th minute Tero took advantage of this to hit Pattaya on the break and a fine finish from South Korean Kim Dong-Chan saw the hosts take a 1-0 lead. A major problem for Pattaya was that they had started Wellington Priori on the left hand side of midfield with him switching him to the right hand side for the 2nd half.  This was leaving the side unbalanced as Wellington is a natural centre midfield player, and he was certainly missed there as Pattaya’s three central midfield players were largely ineffective.Pattaya United’s Chaiyawat Buran (10) carries the ball downfield against Tero Police FC at the Police Stadium in Lak Si, Bangkok on Saturday, Feb. 11. (Photo/Pattaya United FC)As the game progressed Pattaya searched desperately for an equalizer and they were unlucky in the 76th minute when Peeradon Chamratsamee had his best moment of the game when his fine volley was well saved by the home keeper.The game was put out of reach In the 77th minute as Tero once again caught Pattaya on the break and Michael N’diri was brought down in the box by Supahanan Bureerat.  N’diri picked himself up to convert the penalty, giving the home side a rather flattering 2-0 advantage.The game ended in rather farcical circumstances as a melee on the touch line ended up in Pattaya’s Miprathang Supravee and Tero’s Kalifa Cisse being set off.  Despite a long consultation between referee and linesman they got the wrong Frenchman as N’diri should have been dismissed and not the unlucky Cisse.Despite this opening day defeat for Pattaya there were many positives that could have taken from the performance.  The introduction in the second half of Chaiyawat Buran gave the side greater balance down the left side and Milos Stajanovic worked tirelessly throughout the 90 minutes as the lone striker.  It was also good to see new keeper Somporn Yos constantly dominating his 18 yard area.This coming Sunday things do not get any easier for Pattaya United as they welcome local rivals Chonburi FC ‘Sharks’ to the Nongprue stadium.  However, if lessons can be learnt from this opening day result, Pattaya United can look forward to a successful 2017 campaign with great optimism.Other results from the weekend saw Sattahip based Siam Navy FC lose 1-0 at Bangkok United and Chonburi FC gain a creditable 2-2 draw away at Buriram United.last_img read more

Got Household Hazardous Waste? Try the HazoHouse

first_imgFacebook25Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston County Public Health and Social ServicesMost of us have some household hazardous waste in our homes. These are items like cleaning supplies, adhesives, auto products, pool or spa chemicals, and bug and weed killers. Any product in your home that has the words, “Danger,” “Poison,” “Warning,” or “Caution” on it is hazardous and should NOT be thrown out in the regular trash.When hazardous wastes go into the trash, they can harm waste collection workers, get into our environment, and mix with other products to cause dangerous reactions. Instead, take them to HazoHouse at the Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center, 2420 Hogum Bay Rd. To get to HazoHouse, take the entrance to the right of the main entrance.HazoHouse is open daily from 8:00 am to 4:45 pm.  When you get to HazoHouse, you drive up, stop your car, and the HazoHouse attendants will come out to assist you. They will take your items from you for free and dispose of the safely. Then you’re done.HazoHouse is right next to the Recycle Center. So when you go to HazoHouse, you can also recycle glass, cardboard, Polystyrene (also known as Styrofoam™), used motor oil, used cooking oil, and more. There are also donation collections sites for Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, and E-Cycle Washington. Make a trip to HazoHouse and the Recycle Center part of your spring cleaning tradition!For a complete list of items accepted at HazoHouse go to www.ThurstonSolidWaste.org/Hazo. If you are not sure where to dispose of a specific item, use the Where Do I Take My? website to find out.last_img read more

Monmouth Medical Center to hold Free Diabetes Event

first_imgLONG BRANCH – The Center for Diabetes Education at Monmouth Medical Center will host Diabetes: The Individual, The Family & The Community, an annual event to help people with diabetes and those who care about them cope with disease.The free event will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Branches, located at 123 Monmouth Road in West Long Branch.Held in recognition of American Diabetes Month, the event will include blood pressure, glucose and stroke screenings, as well as body composition analysis. Presentations throughout the evening will cover a variety of topics, including diabetes and obesity, the importance of exercise in diabetes and weight management, healthy eating and meal planning and diabetes education and the importance of self-management.Radio personalities from Breeze Radio 107.1 FM and Thunder 106 FM will also be on hand with giveaways, door prizes and more. Beverages and light fare will be available.Registration begins at 5 p.m.Additional information and registration are available by calling 888-724-7123 or visiting the Monmouth Medical Center website at www.barnabashealth.org.last_img read more

The Nelson Daily Team of the Week: LVR Bombers Swim Team

first_imgSmall in numbers, but big in heart and enthusiasm is the reason the L.V. Rogers Bombers Swim squad garners Team of the Week status for this week. The Bomber four finished with some impressive results at the Kootenay High School Swim Championships last week at the Nelson and District Community Complex Pool.The Bombers squad includes, from left, Becky Afford, Devyn Parker, Niallan Collier and Kevin Milde. Team sponsor Dave Afford is hopeful all member of the team will be front and center when the curtain rises on the B.C. High School Speed Swim Championships November 19-20 at the Aquatic Centre in Nanaimo.last_img

Fast fact about 99th Grey Cup in Vancouver

first_imgSunday at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver, the B.C. Lions play host to the Winnipeg Jets in the 99th Grey Cup.More than 6 Million football fans from coast to coast are expected to tune in for the Canadian Football League Championship.Some facts about the CFL Finale include:Teams: Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. B.C. LionsKick off: 3:30 p.m., TSN, RDS, SIRIUS Satellite radio channel 157.Who’s watching:  The Grey Cup is the most-watched annual sports event in Canada. A record 6.4 million viewers tuned in for the 2009 game. Playing surface: Turf fieldHome records: Winnipeg, 5-4; B.C., 6-3Away records: Winnipeg, 5-4; B.C., 5-4 Head-to-head in 2011: Bombers won both meetings, and have won three straight going back to 2010.Head-to-head all time: Advantage to Winnipeg, 83-71-2 (regular season since 1954).Last Grey Cup meeting: Nov. 27, 1988, in Ottawa, Winnipeg won 22-21.Lions’ backstory: B.C. has been the hottest team during the last half of the CFL season. The Lions opened at 0-5 before winning 11 of the final 13 games. B.C. is led by CFL MOP Travis Lulay and Outstanding Canadian Paul McCallum.Bombers’ backstory: The Bombers are led by quarterback Buck Pierce, who played for B.C. before leaving after too many injuries. Winnipeg also boasts its “Swaggerville” defence.Most Grey Cup wins: 15, Toronto Argonauts.Most losses: 13, Winnipeg Blue Bombers.Most appearances: 23, Winnipeg (24th will come Sunday).Fewest wins: 3, Saskatchewan. Cup wins by West: 37 (since 1940). Cup wins by East: 34: (since 1940).Most points both teams: 83 (Saskatchewan 43, Hamilton 40, 1989).Fewest points both teams: 7 (Toronto 4, Sarnia 3, 1933 and Toronto 4, Winnipeg 3, 1937).Most points winning team: 54 (Queen’s University, 1923).Fewest points winning team: 4 (Toronto, 1933 and 1937).Most points losing team: 40 (Hamilton, 1989).Fewest points losing team: 0 (six times, most recently by Winnipeg, 1950).Widest margin of victory: 54 (Queen’s University 54, Regina Rugby Club 0).last_img read more

Chasing history! – Portmore hunting RSPL record

first_imgNever in the history of Jamaica’s football has a promoted team rose from the lower league to the summit of top-flight football in successive seasons.However, former winners Portmore United are hoping to rewrite the record book as they prepare to take on Humble Lion in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) semi-finals, starting tomorrow, and coach Jeffrey Hewitt said it would be “special” to accomplish such a feat.Portmore were relegated from the Premier League in the 2013/2014 season, but after battling their way back to local football’s premier competition last year, no one expected the season the St Catherine side has delivered.They topped the preliminary standings on points to take the $1-million prize and Hewitt said winning the play-offs would be the added bonus.”Definitely, it would be something special (to come straight up and win the league), but our objective is not really based on that. Our intention is to make sure we are champions of the league, but that (coming up and winning) would definitely add to it,” he said.Hewitt said that prior to the start of the season, they were confident of doing well on their return, however, as the team performed above expectations, he said their objectives also changed.EXPECTATIONS SURPASSED”We surpassed it (expectation) and our objectives changed along the way. Coming into the season, we played some practise games against Premier League teams and, based on what we saw, we knew, for a fact, we were going to finish high up the table, but as the season progressed, we realised we could push further and we kept pushing and, hopefully, at the end of the season, we will be on top.”We have been putting in a lot of work, and it’s definitely about the backroom staff. We have been working very hard with this team and credit must go to (technical) director (Andre) Waugh who set the programme. He knows what he’s about and what he wants and the guys have fallen in line and as it is we are getting there,” he continued.To achieve this dream, Portmore must first get by arch-rivals Humble Lion in their two-leg semi-final and Hewitt claim things are looking good for them as they head into tomorrow’s first-leg clash at Effortville.”Finishing on top of the league ahead of Arnett Gardens, Montego Bay is a good feeling. We are really proud of what we have achieves so far and our ambition is to go all the way. The job is not yet done, we just have to keep on working, as our focus is on getting through these two semi-final games and try to advance to the final.last_img read more