Hotshot: Dragons and Wales U20 back-row Taine Basham

first_img TAGS: Dragons Wales U20 and Dragons back-row Taine BashamDate of birth 2 November 1999 Born Abergavenny Region Dragons Country Wales Position Back-rowWhen did you first play rugby? From ten at Talywain Juniors, my local club. It was always rugby for me; I never had any interest in other sports.Have you always played in the back row? I started off in the centres, then moved to the back row. I like being more involved in the game.What are your strengths? Probably attacking. Having played centre, I like to get the ball in my hands.And work-ons?As I always played No 8 my main attributes are in attack, so I’m working hard on my defence. I want to be a good jackler, more of an all-round player, so I can play across the back row.Who was your childhood hero? I didn’t watch a lot of rugby growing up, I just played it. My dad, David, used to coach me and he played for Cross Keys and Pontypool before the regional structure, so I always looked up to him. He’s had a big involvement in my career. On the ball: Taine Basham on the attack for Dragons against Castres (Getty Images) Get to know the highly-rated loose forward who is also adept at DIY When did you link up with Dragons? At 15. It’s normally 16 but as there wasn’t a team my age where I’m from, I played up a year all the way through. I’d train with the Dragons twice a week, with a game usually on a Wednesday, and then I joined the academy full-time aged 17.How have you found Dean Ryan? He’s a great coach with lots of experience. He wants to make the region better and is pushing the boys to make it better.You were in the Wales squad for the Baa-Baas match… A highlight in my career so far. To have a taste of the international environment and sit down with Sam Warburton to look through my game… I was like a sponge and it was a great achievement for me. Now I want to see how far I can go.What do you do away from rugby? When I left school I did a course in plastering and bricklaying. Then last July I bought my first house, completely gutted it and I’m now redoing it all.RW VERDICT: Basham says he wants “to get better every day” and he’s already caught the eye of new Wales coach Wayne Pivac. If he continues to stand out for Dragons, he will soon add Test caps to his age-grade honours for Wales. This article originally appeared in the February 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Dynamic Living Experience in Nnorthern Israel / Dan and Hila I…

first_imgCopyAbout this officeDan and Hila Israelevitz ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookIsraelPublished on June 04, 2020Cite: “Dynamic Living Experience in Nnorthern Israel / Dan and Hila Israelevitz Architects” 03 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Dynamic Living Experience in Nnorthern Israel / Dan and Hila Israelevitz ArchitectsSave this projectSaveDynamic Living Experience in Nnorthern Israel / Dan and Hila Israelevitz Architects “COPY” ArchDaily Israel Photographs Save this picture!+ 47Curated by María Francisca González Share Dynamic Living Experience in Nnorthern Israel / Dan and Hila Israelevitz Architects Architects: Dan and Hila Israelevitz Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Israel Area:  480 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940854/dynamic-living-experience-in-nnorthern-israel-dan-and-hila-israelevitz-architects Clipboard Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940854/dynamic-living-experience-in-nnorthern-israel-dan-and-hila-israelevitz-architects Clipboard “COPY” Houses Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Habitat, Aperto, BIRMAN, FULGOR MILANO, LG Hi-MacsArchitect In Charge:Dan and Hila Israelevitz ArchitectsCountry:IsraelMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Assaf Pinchuk PhotographyRecommended ProductsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamDifferent, innovative and dynamic living experience in northern Israel –   This home, which stands in one of the pastoral areas of northern Israel, features an innovative and groundbreaking design which redefines the residential experience. It provides its owners with a different, innovative and dynamic living experience which can be sensed in each of its spaces.Save this picture!© Assaf Pinchuk PhotographySave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Assaf Pinchuk PhotographyThe structure was built on a hillside in the Carmel area and blends well into its surrounding landscape. Since it stands on a terrain with a complex topography, the architectural structure had to take the slope into account. This exceptionally large building features several levels. When observing a satellite photo, one can notice how it spreads out over a large area on the huge slope. However, when viewed from the front, it appears to blend in harmoniously with the landscape of its area. When seen from the side facing the street, the house will appear as a single-floored building with a minimalistic, mysterious and unintimidating appearance.Save this picture!© Assaf Pinchuk PhotographyThe structure does not build itself upwards but instead, downward, in accordance with the terrain’s topography. This way, upon entering the property, one descends toward the entrance floor which includes the living room, kitchen, dining room and pool and serves as an intermediate floor from which one can climb up to the parents’ floor and the children’s floor. This intermediate entrance floor also leads to the garage floor and more.Save this picture!© Assaf Pinchuk PhotographySave this picture!Section 02Save this picture!© Assaf Pinchuk PhotographyA lace wall of steel columns and concrete rectangular blocks serves to separate between the main facade and the front door. This element is characteristic of Israelevitz Architects’ approach to planning, according to which spaces are created to reveal themselves gradually rather than all at once – leaving much that remains hidden to the eye. The airy wall creates a hiatus between the building’s exterior facade that faces its surroundings and the private space. This is a motif that provides a sense of maximal intimacy.Save this picture!© Assaf Pinchuk PhotographyUpon entering the house, one is greeted by a spacious foyer and a public space. In its center are two inner courtyards, which are surrounded by glass blocks. In the center of each courtyard are mirror-pools with pebbles and ornamental trees. The passage between these two leads to the living room. To its left are the kitchen, dining area and swimming pool which is visible from each corner on this level.Save this picture!© Assaf Pinchuk PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessChipakata Children’s Academy / Susan Rodriguez + Frank Lupo + Randy Antonia LottSelected ProjectsResidence OW / ST design studioSelected Projects Share Photographs:  Assaf Pinchuk Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2020 Projectslast_img read more

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20th annual Byte Night announced

first_img Howard Lake | 4 May 2017 | News 20th annual Byte Night announced About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Action for Children has announced its 20th annual Byte Night sleep out, which will take place on 6 October 2017.The event sees staff, including CEOs, from the technology and other business sectors, together with celebrities, take part in a sponsored sleep-out, in the open, beneath the stars. This year it will take place in 10 locations across the UK.Over 20 years Byte Night has become “the UK’s largest corporate sleepout event”. It is also Action for Children’s flagship fundraising event, and one of the top 20 fundraising events in the UK.In 2016, £1.2 million was raised by over 1,200 sleepers. Since the first event 20 years, Byte Night has raised over £10 million.At this year’s launch guest speakers reported on the corporate, team-building and philanthropic benefits of taking part in the annual event.Ken DeeksKen Deeks, founder of Byte Night, said: “When we founded this event my concern about homelessness among young people was brought sharply into focus when I looked at my own family; the opportunities my children had as they were growing up and the stability they knew – this was in stark contrast to the experiences of many others their age from different circumstances.“I wanted to do something to help, and this idea took shape. There are quite a few corporate sleep outs these days but we are tremendously proud that Byte Night helped to start the trend all those years ago.”Sir Tony Hawkhead, Chief Executive of Action for Children, added: “It’s was a fantastic achievement to hit the £1 million mark again last year…“This year’s event is special, marking 20 years of Byte Night. It also celebrates the dedication and commitment of the founder, Ken Deeks, as well as all of the generous and dedicated people we have worked with over the years, it’s been a huge achievement.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9  139 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lscekbon5SM[/youtube]  140 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Tagged with: corporate Events WATCH: Byte Night | North East 2016 Advertisementlast_img read more

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Broadcast media forbidden to let public express views on the air

first_img Convicting “petrolgate” journalist of defamation would be disastrous, RSF says April 21, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Broadcast media forbidden to let public express views on the air Organisation Help by sharing this information September 15, 2020 Find out more March 8, 2021 Find out more RSF_en to go further TogoAfrica Togo court upholds “baseless and disproportionate” newspaper closures TogoAfrica center_img March 11, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Togo Togolese authorities urged to lift newspaper’s four-month suspension Reporters Without Borders condemns an order issued by the High Council for Broadcasting and Communication (HAAC) on 17 April banning all radio and TV programmes in which the public is allowed to express its views. The ban, prompted by comments made on the air about the president’s brother arrest on 15 April, is to remain in force until further notice.“This is a dangerous decision that seems designed to gag the media at a time of political instability,” Reporters Without Borders said. “If allowing the public to speak on the air has led to excesses, a regulatory body should encourage efforts to moderate them rather ban these programmes outright. We urge the HAAC to allow Togo’s broadcast media to resume normal programming.”The HAAC, the main broadcast media regulatory body, banned interactive programmes on “all radio and TV stations until further notice” in order “to avoid excesses.” In a communiqué, the HAAC appealed for “more restraint in the handling of news” and warned that failure to observe the ban would expose violators to disciplinary measures.The ban was prompted by the comments Togolese citizens made on the air about last week’s events including the arrest of President Faure Gnassingbé’s brother, parliamentarian and former defence minister Kpatcha Gnassingbé, on 15 April in Togo, and the discovery of an arsenal of sniper rifles and satellite telephones in raid on his home. Some 20 army officers and another of the president’s brothers, Essolizam Gnassingbé, were also arrested.In an address on national television on 17 April, President Gnassingbé said there had been an attempt “to destabilise the republic’s institutions” and stage a “coup d’état”. The media rushed to cover the story and several Togolese citizens spoke critically of a “fratricidal power struggle” in the course of programmes that went out live.The Gnassingbé family has been in power for the past 42 years in Togo. The country’s generals imposed Faure Gnassingbé as his father’s successor in 2005. His elevation to the presidency was later confirmed in an election marred by violence and a disputed result. News Receive email alerts News News Newslast_img read more

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Pedestrians injured in hit and run by burglars in high-speed chase

first_imgNewsBreaking newsPedestrians injured in hit and run by burglars in high-speed chaseBy Staff Reporter – September 25, 2014 868 Stabbing in city leads to arrest Headrace: A cautionary tale from Theme Tune Boy Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Email Gardaí seek help tracing Teresa center_img Previous articleLimerick hospital group in financial troubleNext articlePensioners hit and run driver was drunk Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Two rescued from the water overnight Advertisement Gardaí arrest three men in Limerick for burglary TAGSburglarsdoonassGardaíhit and runParteen Andrew Carey [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THREE men in their 60s have been seriously injured, with one understood to have lost a leg, in a hit and run incident at Parteen after they were knocked down by a stolen car driven by two burglars which was being pursued by gardai this Thursday evening. The three men had earlier played pitch and putt at the Parteen course before they called to Brown’s Bar in the village for refreshments. Having left the bar, the three men were making their way to the car when a 99 registered stolen Hyundai Accent lost control and mounted the footpath and struck the men injuring them seriously. The car also struck another vehicle that was parked in the car park. It is understood that one man was pinned under the stolen car and emergency crews from Limerick City Fire and Rescue had to use vehicle cutting equipment to free the man but it is understood that he lost a leg as a result of the impact from the stolen car.The two other elderly men were injured, one seriously and all three were taken to University Hospital Limerick after being initially treated and Gardai who were in pursuit of the two burglars, gave chase across the pitch and putt course after they fled the scene.It is understood that the two suspects were apprehended and are currently in garda custody. Investigators from the office of the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission have been notified of the incident.The scene at Parteen is currently closed off while the investigation continues. Linkedin Gardaí appeal for public help in tracing missing person Limerick teenagerlast_img read more

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SIPTU want huge turnout for Lifford Hospital protest

first_img 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report SIPTU want huge turnout for Lifford Hospital protest Previous articleGweedore principle praised for stance on underage drinkingNext articleSoccer – Harps lose to Mervue News Highland SIPTU is calling for a huge turnout at the planned march and rally in support of the retention of Lifford Community Hospital.The event will be held in Lifford on Sunday 23rd May at 3.00 p.m.The union’s Donegal Secretary Martin O’Rourke says before the ongoing HSE review reaches a decision, the people of Donegal must send a clear message.Mr O’Rourke fears the decimation of the hospital system experienced in the late 1980s may be about to be repeated.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/rourksat.mp3[/podcast] Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest By News Highland – May 8, 2010 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ Twitter Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Facebook Google+ Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

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Introduction to Special Issue on high speed solar wind streams and geospace interactions (HSS-GI)

This special issue of the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics is devoted to research into high speed solar wind streams (HSSs) and their effects on the region of near-Earth space commonly known as ‘geospace’. Interest in the effects of HSSs has increased during the last solar cycle and, following the successful meeting focusing on corotating solar wind streams in Manaus, Brazil (Tsurutani et al., 2006), we recognised the need for further work on the topic, with particular focus on HSSs and their effects in the inner magnetosphere, ionosphere, and neutral atmosphere. As a result the High Speed Solar Wind Streams and Geospace Interactions (HSS–GI) Workshop was held at Hilltop, St. Martin’s College in Ambleside, UK, from 2 to 7 September, 2007 (Kavanagh and Denton, 2007; Denton et al., 2008 M.H. Denton, J.E. Borovsky, R.B. Horne, R.L. McPherron, S.K. Morley and B.T. Tsurutani, High speed solar wind streams: a call for key research, EOS Trans. AGU 89 (7) (2008), pp. 62–63. Full Text via CrossRef | View Record in Scopus | Cited By in Scopus (7)Denton et al., 2009), sponsored by the Department of Communication Systems at Lancaster University. The majority of the work presented in this special issue was prompted by discussion and interaction at the workshop. It is indeed an indication of the importance of HSSs that the papers in this issue cover the entire region from the Sun and solar wind, through the magnetosphere, and into the ionosphere, thermosphere, and down to the stratosphere. It is hoped that this research will stimulate more understanding, appreciation, and research, into these important drivers of physical phenomena within geospace. read more

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Commentary: How Houses Become Homes

first_imgDecember 13, 2017By John KrullTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – History matters.Place matters.People matter.John Krull, publisher, TheStatehouseFile.comThose are the lessons I glean from chatting with three couples who have built lives and raised families in historic Herron-Morton Place neighborhood. We’re talking as part of a documentary marking the 50thanniversary of the creation of the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission.All three families – the Osilis, the Greens and the Ranasinghe-Rutts – have lived in their homes, sturdy, stately structures dating from the late 19th century, for more than 15 years. Their stories are tales of reclamation and redemption, of building their present lives on the foundations of the past.It wasn’t always easy.Dan Green and Kristi Allen-Green are police officers.When they first bought their home in 1998, Dan says, people looked at them funny because the neighborhood was part of “Dodge City,” a high-crime area. He and Kristi each had police cruisers to drive, which they parked in front of their house. That reassured the neighbors, he adds, but it didn’t solve every problem.“Even then, I caught people smoking crack in the alley,” he says. “Had a guy passed out in my front yard with no pants on. My daughter found him. Caught people, crackheads, stealing my neighbor’s’ stuff off of their porch. So, there was a lot of that stuff that goes. It doesn’t just happen magically.”Kristi says she loves how much the neighborhood has changed.Thirty years, while working undercover, she says she “bought dope” at a house just around the corner from where she and her family now live.“Now, it’s this palatial mansion,” she laughs.All three families say they have spent years, decades in total, working on their homes. They talk – a little ruefully, a lot lovingly – about the care and maintenance old houses require.Why did they do it?They like the connection with the past.Kishan Ranasinghe and Victoria Mara Rutt, both self-employed, had no intention of buying an old house when they looked at their current home during an estate sale. But the grand staircase spoke to them of a lost elegance. They were enchanted.Vop Osili, an Indianapolis-Marion County Council member and an architect, fell in love with his home twice. He spotted it first more than 20 years ago, when he and his father, who was battling cancer, took a drive through Herron-Morton. They parked at a corner just across from his current home and noted the beauty of the flagpole, the flag flapping in the breeze, the strong trees, the stolid grace of the house itself.When he and his wife, Una, a dean at Indiana University, were looking for a home seven years later, they found the house was on the market. He mentioned the earlier moment to her, they looked at the house and knew they’d found a place to raise their children.Kristi Allen-Green’s home once was owned by Virginia Keep, an illustrator for Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley. Kristi says she likes to think of Riley spending time in her home.But the real satisfactions, she says – and her neighbors echo this – come from the ways these old homes enhance lives.Kristi says that too often people are entranced “by the newest, greatest thing.” Sometimes, the old ways are the best.She says these houses have dining rooms that invite families and friends to sit down, break bread and spend time together. Victoria Mara Rutt says that, because the yards are close together and the garages are detached, neighbors see each other frequently and often linger to talk and catch up.Kristi says front porches are a crucial component of neighborliness.“Sitting on your front porch … that’s inviting people to come up and speak and talk to you,” she chuckles. “That’s how I met the Osilis. we were on the porch. Then we were all fast friends.”This neighborhood, like so many others, didn’t save itself.It came together because the people who live here worked and cared and because government encouraged them with tax credits and other forms of support.By working together, these neighbors created a place where history matters.Where place matters.Where people matter.FOOTNOTE: John Krull is director of Franklin College’s Pulliam School of Journalism, host of “No Limits” WFYI 90.1 Indianapolis and publisher of TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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A Glimpse of the Fun at Night in Venice 2018

first_imgIt was a picture perfect weather for Night in Venice Saturday. The boats were draped in TV theme along with the houses along the bay.Check out some of the favorites from the boat parade in this video and stay tuned for the award winners, soon to be announced.(Video by Ryan Givens and special thanks to Kirk & Suzy Dolaway)last_img

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Eric Clapton Announces “Limited Engagement” North American Tour Dates

first_imgEric Clapton will perform a run of solo concert dates ahead of his Crossroads Guitar Festival this fall. According to a press release, the newly added dates are considered a “limited engagement” tour.The legendary guitarist—who is admittedly losing his hearing and suffering from tinnitus, a ringing inside the ear that is often caused by prolonged exposure to loud noise—will perform at San Francisco’s Chase Center (9/11), Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena (9/13), and Phoenix’s Talking Stick Resort Arena (9/14).Clapton will be joined by guitarists Doyle Bramhall II and Paul Carrack, bassist Nathan East, drummer Steve Gadd, and keyboardist Chris Stainton with Sharon White and Katie Kissoon on backing vocals. Tickets for these shows will go on sale starting Friday, April 26th at 10 a.m. local time.The fifth annual Crossroads Guitar Festival, going down September 20th and 21st at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, will feature John Mayer, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Robert Randolph, Buddy Guy Band, Gary Clark Jr., Jeff Beck, Jimmie Vaughn, Peter Frampton, Billy Gibbons, Sonny Landreth, Sheryl Crow, Robert Cray, and so many more. All profits will benefit The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for chemically dependent persons.The newly announced tour dates will most likely be Eric Clapton’s last of the year in the U.S. In a 2018 interview with BBC, Clapton emphasized that his time on the road is running out. “I’ve had quite a lot of pain over the last year. It started with lower back pain, and turned into what they call peripheral neuropathy,” he said. “[It’s] hard work to play the guitar and I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that it will not improve.” Clapton went on to tell BBC’s Stephen Wright that he would be limiting the number of plays going forward, explaining, “‘What I’ll allow myself to do, within reason, is carry on recording in the studio. I don’t want to go off the boil to the point where I’m embarrassing myself.”For a full list of upcoming dates, head to Clapton’s website.ERIC CLAPTON 2019 CONCERTSSeptember 11 San Francisco, CA Chase Center**September 13 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile ArenaSeptember 14 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arenalast_img read more

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