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Stone House / MM++ architects

first_img 2018 ArchDaily CopyHouses•Nha Trang, Vietnam ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907677/stone-house-mm-plus-plus-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Hiroyuki Oki Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Mỹ An Phạm Thị, Michael Charruault Stone House / MM++ architectsSave this projectSaveStone House / MM++ architects Houses “COPY” Other Participants:Hào Lương VănCity:Nha TrangCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. Located in Nha Trang, a sea side city of Vietnam’s south east coast, this vacation villa has a very privileged location. Carved into the hill, the site of 500 sqm enjoys a unique ocean view, overlooking the bay and mountains in the background. The goal was to find solutions at early stage of the conception to optimize this viewing experience and manage the high constructions density of this residential area in the future.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiThe overall design put the accent on the simplicity of the construction shapes, the use of raw and natural materials and some innovative interior functions. Also, the contrast between the brutalist influences of the main construction and the interiors carefully crafted is intense. The visitors experience, when coming inside, is real.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiThe property is accessible from the back street, on the upper part of the site. Consisting of a wall of coarsely carved sculptural stones, in reference to the very rocky immediate environment, the facade on the street is completely opaque. It ensures privacy and orients radically the villa towards the sea. The sets of shadows and lights on the granite blocks array add drama effect and create a strong impression at the arrival from the street, day and night.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiAn outdoor staircase leads to the ground floor. The space is fully open thanks to the structure design which has allowed to remove all front columns except 2 supports integrated into the windows frame. Kitchen and technical spaces are kept in the back, the panoramic view is unobstructed.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiWith the large windows opened, Indoors and outdoors are in perfect spatial continuity. The Sala has been recessed on ground level to keep the view cleared while the infinity pool connects the sky and the scenery with the place.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiThe sculptural spiral stair, placed in central position, is the focal point of the interior design, visually strong enough to do the balance with the ocean view’s natural attraction.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiDepending on the needs of the individuals and families, the first floor can be totally modulated with moving sliding timber walls. From a space fully opened to a floor split into multiple combinations with a maximum of 3 air-conditioned bedrooms, each with open-to-sky bathroom. This playful system was implemented in order to be able to maximize the views and interactions. Oiled timber is the dominant material, offering cozy and luxurious look and feel, in contrast with the raw cut stone blocks of the bathrooms.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiThe master bedroom has been designed with a retractable glass loggia motorized. In extended position, the house disappears in the back and the “sea-scene” viewing experience under the stars is total.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiIn contrast with the simplicity of the construction shapes, the multiples esthetic’s effects and functional’s elements create a strong impression while the first value of the villa is the beauty of the scenery you can enjoy from every corner.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiProject gallerySee allShow lessBalkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the PeopleExhibitionMica-Bar / 3andwich Design / He Wei StudioSelected Projects Share Vietnam CopyAbout this officeMM++ architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNha TrangVietnamPublished on December 17, 2018Cite: “Stone House / MM++ architects” 17 Dec 2018. 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 Architects: MM++ architects Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Photographs Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Stone House / MM++ architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907677/stone-house-mm-plus-plus-architects Clipboard Lead Architects: Manufacturers: Daikin, Duravit, Fibaro Projects “COPY” Save this picture!© Hiroyuki Oki+ 43Curated by María Francisca González Sharelast_img read more

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Jess O’Connor has a high-flying career

first_imgEmail Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGScircuseducationjess o’connorlimericktrapeze Previous articleTuras Nua delivers 1900 Limerick jobsNext articleISO compliant DGD Shredding will sort your GDPR obligations Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NewsEducationLifestyleJess O’Connor has a high-flying careerBy Bernie English – May 18, 2018 1126 Print Limerick trapese artist Jess O’ConnorPhoto: Martin McKeownA YOUNG Limerick woman, who has taken the whole idea of a high-flying career to the next level, will be coming home to show others the ropes in how to get to the top this month.Limerick trapeze and aerial artist Jess O’Connor is back in her hometown to teach a series of circus workshops in trapeze, rope, silks and aerial hoop at the Irish Aerial Creation Centre in Limerick from May 26 to 27.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Workshops are open to a variety of levels whether your an absolute beginner or a seasoned pro, there’s something for everyone,” she told the Limerick Post.A Limerick native, she trained at the Limerick City Gymnastics Club. She studied at The National Centre for Circus Arts in London on the full-time degree programme where she specialised in swinging trapeze.Not your average college course, she also got her stripes in circus skills including aerial hoop, silk, rope, static trapeze, Spanish web and acrobatics.Jess has performed all over the world from New York to Hong Kong and all over Europe as both a soloist and as part of an ensemble.She has worked with outfits like NoFit State Circus and the LUXe Landscape Theatre as well as productions for Tommy Hilfiger, Deezer/Fitbit and the Chinese New Year Night Parade in Hong Kong.Jess will be running three workshops over the weekend, is open to everyone over 16 years of age and no experience is necessary.The second and third workshops will be of a more advanced nature and there will be some prerequisites, like being able to climb confidently. However, Jess promises that students will “soon get the hang of it”.For further information contact [email protected] the Limerick Post Education section for more stories.center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin WhatsApplast_img read more

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Keeping an Eye on Affordability

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Related Articles Keeping an Eye on Affordability Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Staff Writer in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Subscribe Previous: Finishing Strong Next: Minimizing Foreclosure, Maximizing Home Retention The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Prices may be strong in many markets, but according to the recent The Housing and Mortgage Market Review published by Arch MI, affordability may become more of a problem.“A tight job market, interest rates that are still low and an overall shortage of housing are pushing up home prices faster than incomes,” said Dr. Ralph G. DeFranco, Global Chief Economist, Mortgage Services of Arch Capital Services Inc. “That’s good news for those who already own, but bad news for those looking to buy. I expect prices and rates to rise, meaning affordability will only worsen from here. In fact, once mortgage interest rates reach 5 percent, homeownership in high-cost areas like California could be out of reach for many people who qualify now.”In California in particular, home prices are outpacing incomes. Seven of the nation’s 10 least affordable cities are in California, and San Francisco has the highest housing costs relative to income in the country. Arch MI median Debt to Income scale (DTI) in San Francisco is 61 percent. By contrast, the most affordable city in the country, Detroit, has a DTI of 13 percent.What may come as a surprise to some is the rising affordability of housing in New York City., with the median DTI seeing a drop of 8 percent between 2015 and 2017. However, New York is still is still more expensive than all but nine American metro areas.At the state level, the Arch MI Risk Index model, revealed that Alaska, North Dakota, and Wyoming have been plagued by weak employment and home sales, putting them at risk for declines in home price declines. According to Arch MI, declining oil and mining industries have been left these states in recessions, Other states at risk for home price declines include Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and West Virginia. Affordability 2017-07-12 Staff Writer The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordability The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago July 12, 2017 1,183 Views Home / Daily Dose / Keeping an Eye on Affordability  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

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The Reality of Late-Term Abortion Procedures

first_imgCharlotte Lozier Institute 2015The Reality of Late-Term Abortion Procedures IntroductionOf interest to the medical, moral, sociological, and political issues surrounding late-term abortion is the question of why women seek abortion after 20 weeks gestation.  Any data considered to answer this question must be examined carefully for limitations.  However, a greater understanding of the reasons why women choose these late-term procedures is valuable to those who seek to offer alternative, compassionate options.The Reality of Late-Term Abortion ProceduresAbortions performed after 20 weeks gestation, when not done by induction of labor (which leads to fetal death due to prematurity), are most commonly performed by dilation and evacuation (D & E) procedures.[1]  These particularly gruesome surgical techniques involve crushing, dismemberment and removal of a fetal body from a woman’s uterus, mere weeks before, or even after, the fetus reaches a developmental age of potential viability outside the mother.[2]  In some cases, especially when the fetus is past the stage of viability, the abortion may involve administration of a lethal injection into the fetal heart in utero to ensure that the fetus is not pulled out alive or with the ability to survive.Late-term abortion is not an exact medical term, but it has been used at times to refer to surgical dilation & evacuation (dismemberment) abortions as well as intact dilation & extraction (partial-birth) abortions performed in the second (13-27 weeks) and third (27-39 weeks) trimesters.  The graphic, unpalatable nature of abortion procedures performed on fetuses of such advanced gestation raises many objections, even among parties who might support abortion at earlier stages.[3] For these reasons, and because of the increased short-term health risks of these procedures for women,[4] numerous states have considered limiting late-term abortion procedures after 20 weeks gestation.[5] The actual number of surgical abortions performed after 20 weeks in the United States cannot be known due to a lack of national reporting.[6] CDC projections, based largely on voluntary state reporting and abortion provider survey data from the Guttmacher Institute, a former affiliate of Planned Parenthood, estimate that roughly 1%, or over 15,000, abortions are performed after 20 weeks annually in the U.S.[7] Thus, advocates of the women and unborn children affected by these procedures take great interest in mitigating the circumstances that drive women to seek late-term abortions.For many years, abortion-rights advocates have asserted that abortions after 20 weeks are performed because of maternal health complications or lethal fetal anomalies discovered late in pregnancy.[8]  However, wider data from both the medical literature and late-term abortion providers indicates that most late-term procedures are not performed for these reasons. Previous survey studies of late-term abortion patients have confirmed that most late-term abortions are performed because of a delay in pregnancy diagnosis and for reasons similar to those given by first-trimester abortion patients:  financial stressors, relationship problems, education concerns or parenting challenges.[9]A recent paper entitled, “Who seeks abortion at or after 20 weeks?” supports these conclusions.[10]  The study, published in Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, a journal of the Guttmacher Institute, marks a notable departure from previous statements by abortion rights advocates that late-term abortions were rarely elective.  Authors Foster and Kimport highlight the characteristics of women seeking abortion at or after 20 weeks gestation.  The authors acknowledge that, in fact, wider “data suggests that most women seeking later terminations are not doing so for reasons of fetal anomaly or life endangerment.”[11] The study explores reasons for delay in seeking abortion services, comparing first-trimester and late-term abortion groups.  While there are numerous limitations to the study, the authors suggest that the characteristics of women who seek both first-trimester and late-term abortions are substantially similar.Who Seeks Late-term Abortion? To explore the characteristics of women who choose abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, Foster and Kimport used data from a larger abortion study, currently being conducted at the University of California, San Francisco.  Interview and questionnaire data from over 400 women were gathered from 16 facilities that offer abortion procedures after 20 weeks gestation.   A significant limiting factor of the study is the fact that the authors excluded women who sought abortion for reasons of fetal anomaly or life endangerment, without commenting on how large of a cohort this represented.  Another significant limiting factor of the study is that only 44% of the eligible women participated (eligibility defined as women who obtained an abortion after 20 weeks gestation for reasons other than life endangerment or fetal anomaly), leaving room for significant selection bias.[12]Of the patients interviewed, 272 had received an abortion at or after 20 weeks, while 169 had received a first-trimester abortion.  The authors noted that the sample of participating women was “similar in race and ethnicity, age and parity to [the] population of women who receive abortions nationally.”  Sixty-nine percent of the study participants were non-white.  Women were grouped and compared according to those who had received first-trimester abortions and those who received abortions at or after 20 weeks.  Interviews and questionnaires were completed with all women one week after their abortion procedures.The characteristics of women who sought abortions after 20 weeks were generally similar to those who received first-trimester procedures.  “The two groups did not differ by race or ethnicity, number of live births or abortions, mental or physical health history or substance abuse,” write the study authors.  Nearly identical majorities of women from both groups were unmarried.  Identical majorities from both groups had more than one previous live birth.  Only small minorities of women in both groups reported heavy drinking, recreational drug use or a history of depression. [13]The only statistically significant demographic differences between the first-trimester and late-term abortion recipients were age and employment.  Seventy-five percent of women from both groups were between ages 20 and 34.  However, women ages 20-24 were found more likely than women ages 25-34 to seek late-term abortions.  Unemployed women were more likely to seek late-term abortions than employed women.  However, among those women who sought a late-term abortion, equal numbers were employed and unemployed. Not surprisingly, women who sought later abortions were more likely than their first-trimester counterparts to have discovered their pregnancy after eight weeks.  Yet, a sizeable percentage within the late-term abortion group, nearly 40%, reported that they knew about their pregnancy prior to eight weeks of gestation.[14]The study results also showed that, on average, women who obtained later abortions took twice as long as their first-trimester counterparts to obtain an abortion after discovering they were pregnant.  Among women who received late-term abortions, the average time between pregnancy discovery and obtaining the abortion was over three months (14 weeks).   Women receiving first-trimester abortions averaged a period of seven weeks between the time of pregnancy discovery and the time of their abortion. [15]  The above results raise obvious questions as to why the timetable for obtaining an abortion was so much longer for women choosing late-term abortions.As part of the study, participants were asked questions aimed at identifying possible reasons for delay in obtaining their abortion after discovering their pregnancy.  The answers from both groups suggest that women share similar reasons for delaying abortion regardless of the gestational age at which they have the procedure.  The majority of women in both groups gave at least one reason for delaying their abortion.  Both groups cited the same seven reasons for delaying.  Women in both groups reported “not knowing about the pregnancy,” “trouble deciding about the abortion,” and “disagreeing about the abortion with the man involved” with similar frequency.[16]Among women in the late-term abortion group, the most commonly cited reason for delaying the procedure was “raising money for the procedure and related costs.” Two thirds of women in the late-term abortion group gave this reason, compared with one-third of the women in the first-trimester group.  It is worth noting that the average prices paid by women in the study were $2,014 for a late-term abortion compared to $519 for a first-trimester abortion, suggesting that, paradoxically, delaying for financial reasons required significantly more finances in the end.  Women who received late-term abortions also cited “difficulty securing insurance coverage,” “difficulty getting to the abortion facility,” and “not knowing where to go for an abortion” as delaying reasons more often when compared to the first-trimester group.  However, the two groups gave similar answers when asked how many abortion facilities they contacted before finding one willing to perform their abortion: the first-trimester group called an average of 1.7 facilities and the late-term group called a similar average of 2.2 facilities.[17]ConclusionsAbortion rights advocates have long insisted that late-term abortions are performed only in dire circumstances involving threats to a mother’s life or in cases of severe fetal anomaly.  However, the above study, despite its limitations, suggests otherwise.  The characteristic similarities and delay commonalities observed across first trimester and late-term abortion groups suggest that women who seek abortion share similar characteristics across gestational ages.  The stressful circumstances of unprepared pregnancy, single-motherhood, financial pressure and relationship discord are primary concerns that must be addressed for these women.  However, these circumstances are not fundamentally alleviated or ameliorated by late-term abortion.  Indeed, late-term abortion places these women at greater risk of surgical complications, subsequent preterm birth, and mental health problems, while simultaneously ending the life of an unborn child.[18] As a medical profession and society, we rightly seek alternative, compassionate responses for the women seeking late-term abortion procedures for such challenging yet elective reasons.*To view as PDF: On Point – The Reality of Late-Term Abortion ProceduresElizabeth Ann M. Johnson, M.D. is an Associate Scholar for the Charlotte Lozier Institute. Johnson received her A.B. cum laude from Princeton University in public policy, and her M.D. from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She is currently a fellow in the Program for Human Rights and Health at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. [1] Dilation and evacuation procedures are used for 96% of abortions performed at >13 weeks gestation in the United States.  Lohr PA, Hayes JL, Gemzell-Danielsson K. Surgical versus medical methods for second trimester induced abortion. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2008; Issue 1, Art. No.: CD006714.[2] The survival of very preterm infants has improved substantially in the past two decades, such that the gestational age at which at least half of very preterm infants survive has decreased to 23 weeks.  Seri I, Evans J. Limits of viability: definition of the gray zone. J Perinatol. 2008;28(Suppl 1):S4–8.[3] A recent study by the Lozier Institute examined gestational limits in 198 countries where abortion is legal; of those countries, only seven, including the United States, permit elective abortion after 20 weeks.[4] Abortions performed after the first trimester have long been recognized to account for a disproportionate amount of abortion-related morbidity and mortality. Similar to other elective surgical or medical procedures, abortion procedures carry inherent risks of infection, bleeding, and damage to other genitourinary and gastrointestinal organs.  They carry additional risks of incomplete emptying of the uterus, cervical laceration, and uterine perforation by the suction cannula or sharp curette. Additionally, abortions performed at later gestations are associated with higher odds of a subsequent preterm birth.See: Lohr et al., 2008; Bartlett LA, Berg CJ, Shulman HB, Zane SB, Green CA, Whitehead S, Atrash HK. Risk factors for legal induced abortion-related mortality in the United States. Obstet Gynecol. 2004; 103(4):729-737; Hammond C, Recent advances in second trimester abortion: an evidence-based review. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009;200(4):347-356; Diedrich J, Steinauer J. Complications of Surgical Abortion. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2009;52(2):205-212; Shah PS, Zao J. Induced termination of prepregnancy and low birthweight and preterm birth: a systemic review and meta-analysis. Brit J Obstet Gynecol. 2009;116(11):1425-1442.[5] Jones RK, Jerman J. Abortion incidence and service availability in the United States. 2011. Perspectives Sexual Repro Hlth. 2014;46(1):3-14.[6] Thorp JM, Jr. Public Health Impact of Legal Termination of Pregnancy in the US: 40 Years Later. Scientifica. 2012;2012:Article ID 980812, 16 pages.[7] Thorp, 2012; Pazole K, Zane SB, Parker WY, Hall LR, Berg C, Cook DA., Abortion Surveillance—United States, 2008. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2011;60(1):1-41.[8] A fact sheet distributed by the National Abortion Federation during the 1995 debates over partial-birth abortion asked “Why do women seek abortions later in pregnancy?” and answered “Women seeking later abortions do so for very serious reasons. All abortions taking place in the third trimester are for reasons of serious fetal abnormality or a risk to the life of the woman. Many abortions that occur from 18 weeks’ gestation through the end of the second trimester are for this reason as well.”  In 2013, a referendum in Albuquerque, New Mexico was proposed to place a limit of 20 weeks on abortions performed in the city.  In the ensuing debate, advertising produced by NARAL Pro-Choice America featured a woman who chose “termination” due to a “severe fetal anomaly,” a condition stated in the ad to be “primarily” the reason for late abortions.[9] Finer LB, Frohwirth LF, Dauphinee LA, Singh S, Moore AM., Reasons U.S. Women Have Abortions: Quantitative and Qualitative Perspectives. Perspectives Sexual Repro Hlth. 2005;37:110-118; Hammond, 2009[10] Foster DG, Kimport K, Who Seeks Abortions at or After 20 Weeks?  Perspectives Sexual Repro Hlth. 2013;45:210–218.[11] Foster and Kimport, 2013.[12] Foster and Kimport, 2013[13] Foster and Kimport, 2013[14] Foster and Kimport, 2013[15] Foster and Kimport, 2013[16] Foster and Kimport, 2013[17] Foster and Kimport, 2013[18] Thorp, 2012.last_img read more

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El Kaabi makes CHAN history as Morocco win

first_imgSudan, who finished runners-up behind Morocco in Group A, edged Group B winners Zambia 1-0 later to set up a semi-final showdown with Angola or Nigeria, also next Wednesday.A route-one goal after 32 minutes settled the outcome in Marrakech with a long clearance by goalkeeper Akram Elhadi nodded by Maaz Gismalla into the path of Saifeldin Bakhit.The sturdy Sudanese striker went past a Zambian defender and struck the ball between the legs of goalkeeper Toaster Nsabata into the net. Casablanca, Morocco | AFP | Ayoub el Kaabi created African Nations Championship (CHAN) history Saturday with the goal that set up hosts Morocco for a 2-0 victory over Namibia in a one-sided Casablanca quarter-final.When the 24-year-old netted during the first half it brought his tournament tally to six goals, bettering the five of Zambian Given Singuluma in the first edition nine years ago. El Kaabi could have two more chances to increase his tally — a semi-final against Congo Brazzaville or Libya next Wednesday followed by either the final or a third-place play-off.Unknown outside Morocco before the tournament for home-based footballers kicked off, El Kaabi scored twice against Mauritania and put three past Guinea in group games.Should he continue to impress, Morocco World Cup coach Herve Renard may be tempted to give him a chance in warm-up matches ahead of the global showpiece in Russia from mid-June.El Kaabi put the title favourites ahead on 36 minutes when a quickly taken free-kick by Walid el Karti caught the Namibians napping and the leading scorer netted from close range.Morocco dominated possession and territory and deservedly doubled the lead on 55 minutes when a glancing Salaheddine Saidi header flew into the net after a corner.Namibia were lucky not to fall further behind at Stade Mohammed V when a Mohammed Nahiri free-kick rebounded off the crossbar with goalkeeper Loydt Kazapua beaten.center_img Plans to introduce VAR (video assistant referee) technology from the quarter-finals were shelved, a Confederation of African Football spokesman said.He did not give a starting date for VAR, which can assist match officials with goals, straight red cards, penalty and offside decisions and cases of mistaken identity.Although restricted to footballers playing in their country of birth, Nations Championship matches carry full international status and count toward the monthly FIFA rankings.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Tottenham’s Dele Alli wins PFA Young Player of the Year award

first_img Dele Alli has excelled for Spurs this season 1 Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli capped a brilliant breakthrough Premier League season by winning the PFA Young Player of the Year award on Sunday.The 20-year-old, who was also named in the PFA Team of the Year, was recognised after registering ten goals and 12 assists in his debut top flight campaign.He held off competition from team-mate Harry Kane, Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland, Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho and Everton duo Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley.Alli was unable to collect the award in person at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on Sunday night, with Spurs hosting West Brom on Monday, but Ossie Ardiles collected the prize on his behalf and the youngster sent a video message.“Thank you Ossie, the Tottenham legend for receiving this award for me,” Alli said.“Sorry I can’t be there tonight but we have a big game tomorrow. Thank you for to everyone who voted for me.“I feel honoured to win such a prestigious award and thank you to my friends, family and all the staff at Tottenham.”Alli, who won the Football League Young Player of the Year 12 months ago, joined Tottenham from MK Dons in 2015 and was expected to be used sparingly in his first season at White Hart Lane.Mauricio Pochettino, however, decided Alli was ready to be a first-team regular and the youngster has more than justified his manager’s faith, playing a leading role in Spurs’ surprise title challenge.Perhaps his finest moment of the campaign came with his goal of the season contender against Crystal Palace in January, when he cushioned the ball on his knee, flicked it over his head and volleyed home from outside the penalty area.Alli’s athleticism, creativity and goals have also won the admiration of Roy Hodgson, who handed him his England debut against Estonia in October.He now has six caps and on the fourth of those against France he scored his first international goal, firing past team-mate Hugo Lloris at Wembley.Hodgson predicted last month Alli could be England’s new Bryan Robson, while Sir Alex Ferguson has said he is the most gifted young midfielder since Paul Gascoigne.Pochettino pulled his players out of the PFA Awards ceremony as Tottenham look to beat West Brom and cut the gap to leaders Leicester to five points again.The Foxes thrashed Swansea 4-0 on Sunday to strengthen their position at the top of the table.last_img read more

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What’s in your fridge?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Shelly DetwilerWhat’s in your fridge? Just in time for the holidays, it’s time to find out. Nov. 15 is National Clean Out Your Fridge Day. We lead such busy lives that this task is often procrastinated, avoided, dreaded and maybe never done by many. Leaks, mold and expired condiments are just a few surprises in store! I’m sure I’ll find things that have been forgotten about and are hiding and even, unreachable. Pauuuul! Refrigerators these days are pricey and necessities that everyone needs. Routine maintenance such as vacuuming parts we never see will help extend the life of a fridge.In the world of food policy these days food waste is one hot topic. The Institute for food safety and health in Illinois states that confusion over “sell-by,” “use-by” and “best-by” leads to billions of pounds of food waste each year. These are important terms to know as we clean out our fridges this year.Use-by: This date is basically a goal to eat by date. It may not necessarily make us sick but the quality will start to diminish and safety could be lessened.Sell-by: This label is primarily for retailers. They should sell or remove from the shelf by this date. We don’t need to eat it by this date!!! It is interesting to know that at least a third more of its eatable life is to come. Sounds like a great way to get a deal on meat and other perishable foods that we can eat or freeze for later!Best-by: This is the consumer date to consume for best quality of this product.Not sure when you opened your condiments? Just guess for now. After cleaning and reorganizing your fridge, one great way to keep track of your food is to mark with a sharpie the date you opened it. Check out what eatbydate.com says how long you can keep these common products past their printed date (if opened and kept at appropriate temps).Eggs: a monthButter: at least a monthKetchup/ BBQ/Mustard: at least one yearMayonnaise/Miracle Whip: 1 weekRanch/Blue Cheese/Caesar/Thousand Island: 1 to 2 monthsItalian/Balsamic vinaigrette: 3 to 4 monthsSoy sauce: 2 to 3 yearsWorcestershire: 3 to 4 yearsJam/Jelly: 1 year (homemade 6 months)Grab your soapy water, disinfectant, sponge, trash can and accept this challenge! Empty each shelf and completely wash down the inside and underneath drawers and shelves. Throw out all that moldy, expired and stuff you don’t use. Don’t forget about the routine maintenance of vacuuming condenser cords and underneath your fridge. Before you know it, your fridge will be sparkly clean and ready to be restocked and organized with healthy foods, leaving plenty of room for all those holiday leftovers! Eat well & healthy!Shelly What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Check out these new twists on the staff’s favorites! Matt Reese…Turkey with Cranberry SauceWayne’s Cranberry Sauce pauladeen.com  1 cup sugar1 cup water1 (16 oz) bag fresh cranberries1 cup apple, chopped1 cup walnuts, chopped1/2 cup raisins1/4 cup orange liqueur1/2 orange, juiced1/2 lemon, juiced1 teaspoon cinnamon1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated  Combine the sugar and water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the cranberries and return to a boil, then lower the heat so that the liquid simmers. Add the apples, walnuts, raisins, orange liqueur, orange and lemon juices, cinnamon and nutmeg, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let the sauce cool. Serves 6. Serve in a side bowl with turkey or any preferred holiday dish. Ty Higgins…StuffingBasic Thanksgiving Dressing pioneerwoman.com 1 loaf Cornbread (see My Skillet Cornbread Recipe)1 loaf Italian Bread, Such As Ciabatta1 loaf French Bread1 whole Large Onion Or 2 Medium Onions, Diced5 stalks Celery, Diced1/2 bunch Parsley, Chopped1/2 cup (1 Stick) Butter6 cups Low-sodium Chicken Broth, More If Needed For Moisture1/2 teaspoon Dried Basil1/2 teaspoon Ground Thyme1 Tablespoon Fresh Rosemary, Finely MincedSalt And Pepper Cut all the bread into 1-inch cubes and lay them out on sheet pans. Cover with a dish towel and let them dry out for 24-48 hours until they’re dry and crisp. Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the onions and celery and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the broth, parsley, rosemary, basil, thyme, salt, and pepper and stir. Put all the bread cubes in a large bowl and slowly ladle in the broth mixture, tossing as you go until the dressing has the moisture level you want. Taste and add more seasonings as needed. Pour the dressing into a large casserole pan and/or the turkey cavity. Bake the casserole for 20 to 30 minutes at 375 degrees until golden and crisp on top. Serve piping hot with a turkey and gravy! Skillet Cornbread pioneerwoman.com 1 cup Yellow Cornmeal1/2 cup All-purpose Flour1 teaspoon Salt1 Tablespoon Baking Powder1 cup Buttermilk1/2 cup Milk1 whole Egg1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda1/4 cup Shortening2 Tablespoons Shortening Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine cornmeal, flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl. Stir together. Measure the buttermilk and milk in a measuring cup and add the egg. Stir together with a fork. Add the baking soda and stir. Pour the milk mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir with a fork until combined. In a small bowl, melt 1/4 shortening. Slowly add melted shortening to the batter, stirring until just combined. In an iron skillet, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons shortening over medium heat.Pour the batter into the hot skillet. Spread to even out the surface. (Batter should sizzle.) Cook on stovetop for 1 minute, then bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Edges should be crispy! Dale Minyo…Thick Noodles and StuffingHomemade Egg Noodles kingarthur.com 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon baking powder2 large eggs, whisked well1/2 cup milk Place the flour, salt, and baking powder in the bowl of a food processor and pulse to aerate and combine.With the machine running, drizzle in the eggs. Process for 20 seconds, or until the mixture looks like fine cornmeal.Turn the machine on again, and drizzle in the milk. You may not need all of it, so hold back on the last tablespoon or two, adding only if needed to make a smooth, firm dough.Remove the dough from the processor and knead it briefly by hand to smooth it out. Wrap in plastic wrap, and let sit for 30 to 60 minutes at room temperature. At this point you can place the dough in the fridge for up to 24 hours; longer than that, though, and the dough will oxidize, turning an unattractive gray color.With a large rolling pin or your pasta machine, roll the pasta about 1/16″ thick. Cut long strips 1/2″ wide, then cut those strips into 3″ pieces. Dust with a touch of extra flour and let dry at room temperature while you bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil.Drop the noodles into the boiling water by the handful. Be sure to stir the water to keep the strands separated. Cook for 2 to 4 minutes, or until tender. Test a noodle every minute or so until done. Drain the noodles, and serve them hot, with butter, salt, and pepper. Yield: 4 to 6 servings. Fast and Easy version…Try Reames frozen egg noodles. Use 16 oz. package. Cook according to directions. After draining stir in can of cream of chicken soup. Stir in chicken broth until desired creamy version! Joel Penhorwood…Honey Glazed Ham and all of the above!Baked Ham with brown sugar honey glaze Trisha Yearwood1 10-pound bone-in smoked ham (with water added)1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar½ c clover honeyAdjust the oven racks to accommodate a large roasting pan. Fit the pan with a shallow roasting rack. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.Unwrap the ham and rinse it under cold water. Place it on the rack in the roasting pan. Cover with foil and bake 1 hour 40 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the brown sugar and honey in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until the mixture is smooth and the sugar has dissolved.Pour the brown sugar glaze over the ham and continue roasting1 hour 40 minutes more, basting at least twice with the drippings in the roaster. (To adjust the total roasting time for a smaller or larger ham, calculate 20 minutes per pound.) Check for doneness by inserting a meat thermometer into a meaty spot (not into fat or touching the bone)-it should register 160 degrees F.Let the ham stand 15 minutes before slicing to allow the juices to set. (You can make the ham up to 2 hours ahead; tent with foil and serve at room temperature.)last_img read more

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Remember grain bin safety this fall

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The National Corn Growers Association reminds farmers of the importance of proper grain bin safety procedures. To help review both the importance of and procedures for grain bin safety, NCGA is again offering an informative video.To view the video, click here.The video, shot on location in several states, provides a wide range of information from prevention tips and background data on grain bin accidents. The project also involved interviews with professionals in the fields of grain bin safety research and rescue to provide as much information to viewers as possible.last_img read more

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Stage erected for BJP’s Kisan Aakrosh Rally collapses

first_imgTen people, including three BJP MLAs, suffered minor injuries when the stage erected by the Opposition party for a farmer rally collapsed on Tuesday in Madhya Pradesh, said eyewitnesses. The stage for the BJP’s Kisan Aakrosh Rally, set up at Rajmohalla Square, suddenly caved in, they said. About 60 people, including local BJP leaders and the Party’s elected representatives, were on the dais when the incident occurred in the afternoon, apparently due to overcrowding. Ten people, including three BJP MLAs – Mahendra Hardia, Usha Thakur and Malini Gaud, who is also Indore’s Mayor – were injured, the eyewitnesses said. Former BJP MLA Rajesh Sonkar also suffered minor injuries in the incident, which was caught on cameras installed at the venue. An ambulance was seen ferrying some of the injured. None of the BJP leaders suffered serious injuries, city BJP media in-charge Devkinandan Tiwari said. Mr.Tiwari said newly-elected Indore Lok Sabha MP Shankar Lalwani was among party leaders present on the stage at the time of the incident. Meanwhile, an official of the Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital (MYH) said three of the injured were brought to the the government-run medical facility. The BJP had organised the rally to denounce what it claimed “non-fulfillment” of promises made to farmers by the States Congress government, which assumed office in December last year. Leaders of the main Opposition party said the Kamal Nath government had “failed” to fulfil its promise of waiving farm loans made during the November 2018 Assembly elections.last_img read more

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