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Adeam will open a pop-up on Madison Avenue in June – WWD

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In recognition of its 10th anniversary, Adeam, the designer collection founded by Creative Director Hanako Maeda, will open a pop-up on Madison Avenue in New York City on June 15.

The store will feature both the Adeam collection, as well as Adeam x Carolyn Murphy, a collaboration inspired by Maeda and Carolyn Murphy’s shared appreciation for Japanese culture and sustainability.

The sprawling five-story building at 770 Madison Avenue will house Adeam’s collections on the first two floors, which span over 2,500 square feet. It will be open until the end of July.

Adeam will open a pop-up at 770 Madison Avenue on June 15.
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Opening week will feature guest activations and programs, including a bespoke floral installation by New York florist Popupflorist, as well as refreshments from Lady M, known for marrying French baking techniques with Japanese sensibilities.

Later in June there will be an intimate exhibition of selected works by photographer Sophie Elgort which will be curated exclusively for the Madison Avenue space. The preview night, which will be open to the public, will feature works that will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds going to charity.

Adeam, which has an “East meets West” aesthetic, is inspired by Maeda’s upbringing between Tokyo and New York. Born in Tokyo, but raised in New York, Maeda grew up in the fashion world. Her mother, Noriko Maeda, had a store at the Carlyle Hotel on Madison Avenue, and her family owns a fashion company called Foxey in Japan, which makes suits, cocktail dresses and knitwear and has 18 stand-alone stores in Japan. .

Adeam is known for using traditional Japanese techniques on modern silhouettes.

Hanako Maeda

Hanako Maeda
Courtesy of Adeam

“I’m so excited to have our first space in New York – it’s such a special time for Adeam,” Maeda said. “As well as marking our 10th anniversary, it means a lot to me to have the collections on display in our own space and to be able to welcome others into the world of Adeam. The energy in New York is so exciting right now – we can’t wait to show our next collection in September during New York Fashion Week.

The first floor will house the Adeam x Carolyn Murphy collection, which will be presented in June and is inspired by Maeda and Murphy’s shared love for Japanese culture, mutual efforts to be sustainable and environmentally friendly, as well as Murphy’s personal wardrobe from her modeling career. , where she graced covers such as Vogue, Time, W, Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country, French Vogue and Italian Vogue.

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A rendering of the first floor of the Adeam pop-up at 770 Madison Avenue.
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Murphy spent her early modeling days in Tokyo where she fell in love with the beauty of the country’s culture. The collection is inspired by the landscape, such as fall foliage and green tea plantations, as well as the way the Japanese people live in harmony with nature. It includes recycled transparent cupro, organic cotton linen, organic cotton denim, eco-jersey, recycled cotton cashmere as well as Oeko-Tex rayon which uses a process to reduce carbon dioxide by half. carbon and water pollution.

Staples include soft knits and distressed vintage jeans, inspired by looks Murphy would wear to fashion week runways and editorial photo shoots. Another look is the Yama Jacket, a cropped work jacket with long sleeve zippers that can be unzipped to create a cape-like silhouette. This jacket can be paired with the Yama Short, which has a trompe l’oeil double waistband with a 90s look. The Yama tank top is cut in silky eco-jersey.

Adeam’s signature tailoring also appears in the collection. Take, for example, the Kyoto Dress, cut in organic cotton linen, which is inspired by a vintage trench coat from Murphy’s wardrobe. The offering also includes knitwear in plush recycled cotton cashmere and fine-gauge Oeko-Tex rayon, the Yama sweater, which features a boat neck and nautical stripes and is cut in a slimming rib knit, and the Kyoto pant, which is finished with crisp pintucks at the waist and pleats to the front.

Prices range from $250 to $795. The collection will also be available on adeam.com.

“I was so excited when Hanako asked me to collaborate with her on a collection,” Murphy said. “It seems fitting since I have a history and a love for Japan, and I loved Naomi Osaka’s collaboration [which Adeam did with the tennis star in fall 2020]. All pieces in the collection are simple, timeless wardrobe staples that can be worn by women of all ages. I particularly like the ease of the pants that I would wear with the cotton t-shirt, and the shorts and the hoodie, which will be my go-to set for the beach. My points of inspiration came from the colors of nature in Japan, the textures you see in handmade ceramics by Japanese women, and the minimalist aesthetic of the 90s,” Murphy said.

Maeda added: “Carolyn is an iconic figure in fashion and someone I’ve looked up to since I was young. It was amazing to work with Carolyn on a collection that focuses on sustainability and timeless, essential styles. We had an immediate connection due to our shared appreciation of Japanese culture and minimal aesthetics.

The second floor will house Adeam’s Pre-Fall 22 collection, which is inspired by Maeda’s time in France during her undergraduate years. Inspired by her weekend trips to the South of France and the French countryside, the collection features nautical themes and botanical prints that include a palette of lavender, cornflower blue and poppy red.

Adeam sells to more than 20 retailers worldwide and three stores in Tokyo, including the Tokyo Midtown flagship in Roppongi. The brand has also built a strong reputation by dressing personalities such as Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Anne Hathaway, Brie Larson, Gemma Chan and Queen Rania of Jordan.

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What is the impact of window frames on energy consumption?

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In a new paper published this week, a team of researchers studied the impact of window frames on energy consumption and city-wide replacement strategies to reduce this impact in Japan. The article appeared in the journal Energiesand scientists from Japan and Korea contributed to the research.

Study: Impact of window frames on the annual energy consumption of residential buildings and its contribution to CO2 City-wide emission reductions. Image Credit: New Africa/Shutterstock.com

Study context

The growing world population and rapid levels of urbanization have placed enormous demands on energy consumption and, consequently, an increase in carbon emissions. Power generation, transport, the construction sector and multiple heavy industries exploit large amounts of fossil fuels.

In many countries, the construction sector alone is responsible for around 40% of total energy consumption, and reducing this figure is key to achieving zero emissions goals.

Among construction elements, windows are responsible for a large part of heat loss due to the significant difference in their thermal transmittance values ​​compared to other components. Conversely, due to the transmission of solar energy through the glazing, windows can also contribute to heating.

Window frames represent a small fraction of the total building area, but nevertheless have a potentially large impact on heat loss and therefore on energy consumption due to their insulating properties and materials. Many poorly insulated window frames are still in use around the world, usually constructed from aluminum. Aluminum has a much higher thermal conductivity than PVC, which is preferred in modern buildings.

In 2020, 10.1% of all window frames were aluminum in Japan, with aluminum/PVC composite frames being used in 67.5% of all applications. PVC window frames were used in 22.5% of all applications in the same year. In Europe and America, the figure for PVC frames is 50%. Therefore, there is significant room for improvement in the Japanese market.

Cross section of (a) aluminum frame including the wall, (b) aluminum frame, (c) composite frame (aluminum and polyvinyl chloride [PVC]), and (d) PVC frame.

Cross section of (a) aluminum frame including the wall, (b) aluminum frame, (vs) composite frame (aluminum and polyvinyl chloride [PVC]), and (D) PVC frame. Image credit: Choi, Y et al., Energies

The study

The authors identified that although research has focused on improving the thermal performance of window frames by studying the relevance of heat transfer, there has been a lack of city-wide studies.

Some articles in the current literature have demonstrated heat loss and energy consumption savings due to the use of low conductivity materials for window frames. A study looked at replacing aluminum frames with fiberglass reinforced composite PVC in an office building, showing an almost 20% reduction in total energy consumption. However, many studies have focused on single buildings and overlooked the citywide impact.

This study has three main objectives. It aims to identify the impact of frame materials on energy consumption, quantify the contribution of highly insulated frames installed in new city-wide buildings to energy savings, and discuss how whose improved thermal insulation of window frames can contribute to national countermeasures to reduce greenhouse gases. emissions.

Temperature distribution for each reference frame.  PVC, polyvinyl chloride.  (a) Aluminum;  (b) Compound;  (c) PVC.

Temperature distribution for each reference frame. PVC, polyvinyl chloride. (a) Aluminum; (b) Composite; (vs) PVC. Image credit: Choi, Y et al., Energies

Study results

Of the three window frame materials (aluminum, aluminum/PVC composite, and PVC) studied in the research, the thermal transmittance value of PVC was the lowest at 1.88 W/m2. K. This value was determined using two-dimensional simulation methods.

Regional averages demonstrated an annual decrease in energy consumption of 0.75% using frames with improved thermal performance. The amount of CO2 the emissions saved per household per year is equivalent to 1-3 cedar trees using PVC window frames. Additionally, the authors found that in seven regions of Japan, this figure translates to several hundred thousand cedars. This demonstrates significant city-wide energy savings.

The city-level energy-saving effect, even in areas that commonly use PVC window frames in Japan, is proportional to the number of new houses built each year. Continuous improvement in window frame insulation is essential, even in regions where PVC is the preferred material for window frame applications.

Floor plan of a reference building.

Floor plan of a reference building. Image credit: Choi, Y et al., Energies

Impact of the study

The document provides information relevant to window frame dealumination efforts. The authors said their findings could help predict future energy saving potentials for national efforts to mitigate heat loss and energy consumption from residential and commercial buildings. The results of their study can inform both new construction and renovations to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. In addition, national policy makers could benefit from the study.

A major limitation of the study is that it only analyzed about 17.2% of new domestic buildings in Japan. Future studies will address this limitation by extending the study methodology to all new Japanese housing units.

Further reading

Choi, Y., Ozaki, A. & Lee, H (2022) Impact of window frames on the annual energy consumption of residential buildings and its contribution to CO2 City-wide emission reductions Energies 15(10) 3692 [online] mdpi.com. Available at: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/10/3692

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$2.5 million worth of homes in Illinois, the District of Columbia and Arizona

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Driving to the heart of Scottsdale takes about 10 minutes; downtown Phoenix is ​​20 minutes away.

Cut: 2,831 square feet

Price per square foot: $881

Inside: From the street, a short brick-lined path crosses the front yard, leading to the entrance. Behind the door is a vestibule with a built-in bench and white wainscoting.

Hardwood floors continue from this space into an open living space with high ceilings, exposed beams, a fireplace, built-in wardrobes and large windows overlooking the backyard. The dining room is at the front of this space, with glass doors that open onto a small front patio. The kitchen opens to the dining room, featuring white tiled walls, stainless steel appliances and a pantry with additional storage and a dedicated wine fridge.

Also in this part of the house is a guest bedroom currently used as a home office, with a window to the street and a built-in desk; a sunny laundry room; and a full bathroom.

The bedroom wing is off a hallway extending from the living room. The master suite, at the end of the hallway, has hardwood floors, white paneled walls and a farmhouse-style door that opens to a bathroom with marble floors, a clawfoot tub and a shower glazed with a tiled bench. Two guest bedrooms off the hall have carpeted floors and ceiling fans; they share a full bathroom with a double sink and a walk-in shower.

Outdoor space: Sliding glass doors in the living room open onto a covered back patio with an outdoor kitchen, built-in BBQ and dedicated dining area framed with flowering plants along the walls. Another patio, at the back of the courtyard, is anchored by a brick fireplace with a raised brick hearth. Around the corner is a hot tub. The attached garage holds two cars.

Taxes: $16,968 (estimated)

Contact: Kelly Knapp, HomeSmart, 602-882-1332; homemart.com

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Southern Research in Alabama inaugurates a biotechnology center

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Southern Research has broken ground on a new biotechnology center on its Birmingham headquarters campus. The building, located on Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard and Ninth Avenue South on the city’s south side, will double the organization’s laboratory space for infectious disease research and increase its focus on developing new treatments against cancer and other serious diseases.

“We’re planting a flag,” said Josh Carpenter, Ph.D., president and CEO of Southern Research, at the May 16 groundbreaking. “Birmingham is set to be the biotech hub in the South East. This project represents a major investment in Birmingham and Jefferson County that will benefit this community and the State of Alabama for generations to come.

A rendering shows the planned Southern Research biotechnology center on the south side of Birmingham. (contributed)

The new biotechnology center is expected to create 150 new jobs at Southern Research, while doubling the institute’s annual economic impact to $300 million. It is the flagship initiative to improve research capabilities, create jobs and generate new investment, and propel Birmingham and Alabama to the forefront of discovery-based innovation, especially those that contribute to the advancement of public health.

“This is going to be a game-changer for Alabama,” Governor Kay Ivey said, celebrating the $45 million investment in the biotech center she approved after it was passed by the Alabama Legislature . This is the state’s first-ever investment in the nonprofit Southern Research, founded in 1941.

“We are proud of our investment,” she said. “This is going to help Alabamians and help change the world.”

In addition to expanding research space for infectious diseases like COVID-19, the new facility will allow Southern Research to scale up its efforts to target common diseases that have a profound impact on the well-being of Alabamians and communities. The construction phase alone will create over 1,100 project-related jobs and generate over $190 million in economic activity.

The benefits of the center go beyond its economic impact, said Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin. He said the focus on finding and treating the underlying health conditions faced by many people in Birmingham indicates Southern Research’s commitment to diversity as part of a growth strategy that will will benefit the whole community.

“There can’t be growth without creating opportunity for everyone,” Woodfin said. “The vision to invest in public health is more than just a building. This is the kind of investment and growth that will continue to drive us forward. »

Jefferson County Commission Chairman Jimmie Stephens said the start of work on the center reflected a new normal in intergovernmental relations, a willingness to “work together to make things happen.” Making Birmingham a top biotech destination, he said, is a consequence of that prospect.

“We are intentional about creating an environment conducive to success,” Stephens said.

A rendering offers a nighttime view of the future Southern Research biotechnology center. (contributed)

Greg Reed, acting president of the Alabama Senate, hailed the senses. Jabo Wagoner and Rodger Smitherman for their combined 97 years of public service. For this and their roles in obtaining legislative approval of funds for the Southern Research project, Wagoner and Smitherman will be honored with the placement of plaques at the new center.

The new Biotechnology Center is the first new facility built on the Southern Research campus in over 30 years. University of Alabama System Chancellor Finis St. John IV made note of this in his groundbreaking remarks, saying it reflected the energy that is building in Birmingham.

“There is new leadership and a new vision at Southern Research,” said St. John, who sits on the institute’s board of directors. “It’s part of a real energy that pervades Birmingham, which can take it to new heights.”

Over the past two years, Southern Research has conducted more than $30 million in coronavirus research. This includes collaboration on a COVID-19 vaccine currently in clinical trial. Together with the UAB campus, Southern Research forms a 40-block area in which $750 million of biomedical research was conducted in 2021. This figure includes more than $300 million from the National Institutes of Health, ranking Birmingham eighth national rank per capita in NIH funding. .

Ray Watts, MD, president of UAB and chairman of the board of directors of Southern Research, said the new facility will help him achieve his vision of creating a world-class biotechnology corridor that stretches from the campus of the ‘UAB at Southern Research and Ascension St. Vincent Hospital. .

“Between UAB and Southern Research, we are working to ensure that Birmingham and Alabama become the biotech commercialization hub of the Southeast,” Watts said. “This new facility will help us incubate new biotech entrepreneurs and attract top talent in this field. Southern Research and its vision for this center are intimately linked to the future success of Birmingham.

Founded in Birmingham in 1941, Southern Research is a non-profit scientific research organization employing 250 scientists and professionals. He helped shape modern cancer treatment practices, including developing seven FDA-approved cancer drugs and testing more than half of active chemotherapies in the United States.

TECH TUESDAY: Plotting Red Bull 2022 upgrades before Ferrari aims to hit back in Spain

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Mark Hughes reviews race-by-race updates from Red Bull – with artwork by Giorgio Piola – ahead of a crucial Spanish Grand Prix weekend.

Ahead of Ferrari’s first major upgrade package of the season – due in Barcelona this weekend – team principal Mattia Binotto said he was concerned about Red Bull’s pace of development. In Miami, Binotto estimated that the RB18 had an advantage of around 0.2 seconds per lap over the F1-75.

“I hope, because there is also a budget cap, that at some point Red Bull will stop developing,” he said after the Miami Grand Prix. “As things stand I don’t think I would understand how they can do that, but let’s say in the next few races it could at least be our turn to try to develop the car as much as possible by introducing updates…. We don’t have the money to spend on upgrades every race…we haven’t changed since the start of the season.

F1 NATION: Who will make improvements at the Spanish Grand Prix – and can Sainz deliver at home?

It’s true that despite the budget cap, Red Bull have enjoyed a steady stream of development since first appearing in Barcelona’s pre-season testing. It was later in its gestation than the Ferrari, most likely due to factory resources, which were allocated to last year’s championship battle with Mercedes. It is therefore logical that it was launched at an earlier stage of development than the Ferrari.

But, before what Ferrari hopes will be improvements that will neutralize those recent gains from Red Bull, we can summarize here the changes that have made the RB18 such a formidable package, the one in which Max Verstappen won all three races in which he has finished .

After losing to Red Bull in two consecutive Grands Prix, Ferrari hopes to make improvements and bounce back in Spain

Pre-season testing

During the second day of testing in Bahrain, the biggest of the car’s upgrades came, with a completely reconfigured side deck and floor.

The sidepod was more tightly wrapped around the car’s cooling system, exposing more of the upper floor surface at the front and thus allowing a more gradual outward sweep of the undercut. There were accompanying changes along the ground edge, with a new “loop” to induce a more powerful vortex along the ground edge.

It has been speculated that the “skid” under the floor – a metal plate drilled towards the rear of the floor which is supposed to prevent the floor from becoming so close to the track that the airflow under the bodywork becomes blocked – appeared for the first time with this update.


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Red Bull turned heads in the official pre-season test with a new pontoon (top) that differed hugely from the previous one (bottom)

Jeddah

For the low drag requirements of the Saudi track, Red Bull had a different lower beam wing with reduced depth and a new rear wing endplate design. Ferrari, on the other hand, stuck with their standard rear wing but simply cut out the flap area.

READ MORE: Red Bull and Ferrari’s vastly different solutions to the Jeddah challenge


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The Red Bull lower beam wing used in Jeddah (L) compared to that used in Bahrain (R, inset)

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In Australia, Red Bull introduced new front wing endplates, with the front corner cut diagonally and with a new S-shaped dive plane on the outer wall. As well as adjusting airflow, these changes have resulted in weight savings, with Red Bull working to reduce what was estimated to be 10kg over the minimum weight limit.


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Red Bull S-shaped front fender endplate brought to Australia, compared to diagonal endplate (inset)

Imola

On the Italian track, Red Bull’s development continued apace. Further weight savings came from a new floor (of the same geometry as before but with a different carbon layer) and redesigned brake calipers.

Aerodynamically, there has been the addition of a Ferrari-like winglet on the keel splitter at the leading edge of the floor. This will directly contribute to the direct support on this part of the floor.

TECH TUESDAY: A look at Red Bull and Mercedes’ Imola upgrades


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The Ferrari-like winglet on the Red Bull splitter, presented at Imola

Miami

Although visually there was no significant change in Miami, there was an additional weight saving, achieved through the hollowing out of some components that had originally been manufactured as solid due to construction constraints. weather.

As can be seen, in every race so far, Red Bull has brought performance parts to their car while the Ferrari has remained almost unchanged.

READ MORE: Sainz looking to wow at home and all eyes on upgrades – 5 storylines we’re excited for ahead of 2022 Spanish GP

In Bahrain, for the opening race, the Ferrari was quick enough for Charles Leclerc to hold off Verstappen’s challenge before Red Bull even retired. In Miami, Verstappen managed to overcome a tough qualifying and catch, pass and pull away from Leclerc. On the eve of the first stops, Verstappen led the Ferrari by eight seconds within reach.

For this weekend, Ferrari is hoping to reset the performance equation with its own significant update package while hoping that Red Bull’s development program will suffer a budget-dictated loss of momentum.

Dusty Robotics Scales Project Layout Automation

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Mountain View, a California-based construction robotics solutions provider dusty robotics announced on May 10 that it closed a $45 million Series B round, bringing the total funding for its FieldPrinter robotic layout bot to $68.7 million.

Funding-wise, they are well ahead of their main rival, Houston-based Rugged Robotics, and with this funding they can expand their marketing and manufacturing to secure market dominance. Another company in an adjacent space, TinyMobileRobots, was used for site layout, but can only print lines and no other data from a blueprint set or line modeling app. building information (BIM), such as FieldPrinter.

The round was led by Scale Venture Partners and joined by returning investors Baseline Ventures, Canaan Partners, Root Ventures, NextGen Venture Partners and Cantos. The company will use these funds to grow its team, expand its product offerings, and accelerate manufacturing with the goal of rolling out Dusty products to every construction site in the United States.

Scaling the robotic site layout

Series B funds typically arrive after a startup has proven market acceptance and a growing customer base, and in a debrief with ForConstructionPros the day after the announcement, Dusty Robotics founder and CEO Tessa Lau, said it is seeing strong adoption by major domestic general contractors. In the first quarter of 2022 alone, contractors used Dusty’s FieldPrinter solution to print floor plans across 25 million square feet of construction. The robot can handle site layout ten times faster than humans with string and chalk and can achieve 1/16 accuracyand one inch. The robot must be paired with a Leica Geosystems total station that communicates geopositioning data via an onboard prism, and also needs a clean, dry surface.

The robots consume standard HP ink cartridges and can also use printers from other manufacturers.

“We have a standard ink cartridge available through our online store,” Lau said. “The printer can generate many different colors. HP and a number of other companies make compatible cartridges, but we checked them out to see which worked best with our printer.

Dusty Robotics technology enables drywall, mechanical/electrical/plumbing, and general contractors to map onto the floor of a project site data from a building information modeling (BIM) file, replacing the chalk lines traditionally used to mark out wall locations, rough door openings, soffits, suspension points and labels, wall penetrations, ducts, equipment labels, piping and fire sprinklers, room labels, schedules finishes, fittings, offsets, door openings and more.

But according to Lau, one thing holding the company back is the supply chain. Dusty Robotics sources parts and components that are assembled in a final manufacturing process at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View.

“The main obstacle to our growth is not being able to build as many printers as we wanted,” Lau said. “It’s due to the supply chain, as well as capital constraints. With this capital injection, we’re unlocking those things. We’ve had two-year lead times for some of the parts for our printers. L “one of the challengers we had was engine sourcing. A lot of what we plan to do is unlock those constraints, and as you increase your order sizes, you get higher priority from the from the manufacturers.

Lau is also growing his team and has hired a manufacturing manager to oversee both assembly and supply chain, as well as additional engineering staff to scale the product.

The recently released iteration of the robot will also help the technology scale and reach more entrepreneurs through improved usability.

“We just released our 1.0 version with improvements,” Lau said. “This is the first release that we believe is mass marketable, usable by all of our customers. On a site, the foreman is usually the one using the robot, and sometimes it might be a younger, tech-savvy guy, but sometimes it will be the guy who is about to retire. One of the great things we just developed and released in version 1.0 is the ability to work on more crowded job sites. Typical job sites have a lot of stacked material or other trades walking on the floor. You may not get as clear a floor as you would like. We also often work on construction sites with floor-to-ceiling grading for concrete. Our customers want to make arrangements despite the presence of these posts.

The workaround was to equip the robot with the ability to navigate around obstacles.

“Our system can detect and avoid obstructions,” Lau said. “We have a few different sources of information about where these obstructions are to work with. Because we’re a layout robot, we have the ground plane, and that usually includes the location of the slab, the floor and columns. But reshores aren’t usually mapped, so we added a bumper, like you’d see on a Roomba-style robot vacuum. If the robot bumps into something, it will flip over.

Lau said they plan to add more ways for the robot to sense its surroundings, but it currently doesn’t have ultrasonic sensors or cameras for simplicity’s sake. Ingesting visual information would then also require a machine learning process to teach the robot to identify and interpret incoming images or captured site data and reroute accordingly.

Getting started for bot users

While robots automate the printing of lines and pattern data onto surfaces, Dusty Robotics provides human hands-on to help customers get actionable data into the robot. Robots print from common .DWG files, but there are a few tricks to structure the files successfully.

“We usually work from coordinated BIM models,” Lau said. “We help our clients with their BIM coordination and floor layout mapping. We help our customers prepare data for robotic printing and prepare printing in the most productive way. Then from there, our printer is controlled with a Windows tablet. Once you get the data on this windows tablet, you can start printing.

The robot firmware and tablet app are updated frequently and subscribers get unlimited upgrades.

“We are constantly developing software and using an agile sprint process,” Lau said. “There is a new version every two weeks. Then we go through a testing period and go out once a month if not more often. We try to be very responsive to our customers. If any of them have a problem, we try to release a fix immediately. »

Market, pricing and return on investment

Robots are currently used primarily by large general contractors on multiple projects at once. The robot comes in a flight case, so an operator can take it with them when flying from project to project.

“DPR Construction is one of our biggest clients,” Lau said, referring to the Redwood City-based self-employed general contractor. “They have four of our printers and have used them on 16 projects.”

Large national generals running multiple projects simultaneously are a market for the printer, but the addressable market can include smaller generals and specialty contractors, as small as those with project revenues of $10 million per year .

“One of our greatest successes is a single-family residential contractor in New Jersey,” Lau said. “They do a number of the trades themselves and use our robots to do layouts for all the different trades on site.”

Most contractors who can keep a robot busy 75% of the time, according to Lau, opt for a long-term robots-as-a-service subscription that includes a FieldPrinter, custom total station, and tablet controller. A week of training, continuous updates and support are also included. Northern California and Seattle contractors can also opt for a special daily rental rate with full service to ensure project success.

“In terms of construction, it’s not like hiring hourly workers — partnering with Dusty is like hiring an employee,” Lau said. “Our subscribed customer can take this printer, run it on any jobsite, and ship it from job to job in an airline-approved case.”

The return on operating expenses comes from a few sources, including increased speed and accuracy and the ability to reduce the construction schedule.

“If you have something as precise as a robot, you can be sure that the project is rendered correctly,” Lau said. “Communication is also important. One of the things we’ve seen is that when a coordinated pattern is printed on the floor, all the trades work together, which compresses the schedule. It also eliminates wasted time trying to find information, because you just have to look at the work surface and see what you need to build. FieldPrinter reduces material costs because you don’t have to build the same thing twice, so you spend less time dealing with rework. Safety and well-being improve because there are no workers who injure their backs and knees doing this work.

‘Home Town Kickstart’ on home upgrades that can improve a town

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The latest “Home Town Kickstart” takes us to La Grange, KY, where HGTV stars Alison Victoria (from “Windy City Rehab”) and Joe Mazza (“Home Inspector Joe”) shows how a few simple changes at home can make the whole town a nicer, friendlier place for everyone.

In the episode “Love for La Grange”, Victoria and Mazza meet Brandi and Andrew Dunk. While stay-at-home mom Brandi already has her hands full with five children during the COVID-19 pandemic, hearing that many essential workers were desperate for childcare, she opened her doors to their children and continues to support them. provide free daycare services to date.

Still, the Dunks’ house isn’t designed to be kid-friendly, so Victoria and Mazza make some changes to their living quarters and then create a fun community space on another resident’s property. Ultimately, La Grange has a lot more going for it that might inspire you to improve some things around your home and community as well. Take a look and learn!

This mural is a nice addition to the town.

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A kitchen should allow you to keep an eye on the children

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This dated kitchen needed updating.

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Victoria and Mazza want to give Andrew and Brandi a nice home makeover that will make taking care of all those kids easier — and right away, the HGTV stars see there’s room for improvement in the kitchen. Not only are the cabinets dated, but they also block the view of the front of the house.

“If Brandi is here cooking, no one sees the kids,” Victoria says.

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After: Now this kitchen has much better sight lines.

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Mazza and Victoria reconfigure the kitchen, removing the peninsula and adding a new island. Victoria chooses a butcher block countertop with a waterfall edge, noting that it will be a nice contrast to the manufactured stone perimeter.

In the end, the butcher block looks great in the kitchen, but the real change is in the function of the space. With the disappearance of the upper cabinets blocking the view and all that storage now moved to the island, this kitchen is much more open. Not only can Brandi now see children playing in front of the house, but she also has great island seating where the little ones can keep her company while preparing meals.

“Now that kitchen is a much more efficient space for the kind of food preparation the Dunks need for their own family, as well as the other children they care for,” Victoria says.

Continuous flooring provides better drainage

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This new flooring is easy to walk on.

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When Victoria and Mazza first visit Brandi and Andrew’s house, they notice the delicate transition between the parquet floor in the dining room and the tiled floor in the kitchen.

Victoria examines where the two materials meet on a chunky transition strip, saying, “I would trip over it all day. I love that the flooring runs everywhere.

The team replaces the mismatched floors with vinyl plank flooring that runs throughout the living room, eliminating the risk of tripping while giving the home better flow.

Wide planks and warm colors look great in the dining room and kitchen, providing stylish and durable flooring throughout any space that little ones can easily walk on.

A brick accent wall doesn’t have to be original

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Homeowners found this brick wall.

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While the kitchen remodel and floor upgrade is fairly simple, Victoria and Mazza are interested in a brick wall in the dining room. Brandi loves the brick look, but with what are clearly support beams up front, it just doesn’t work to retain that original brick feature.

Still, Victoria knows she can create a similar look by enclosing the wall and adding thin bricks on top.

“That way I get that whole look that I always wanted, which was originally to keep this and whitewash it,” Victoria says.

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After: Keeping the brick just wasn’t possible, so Alison Victoria and Joe Mazza created this brick accent wall.

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When the accent wall is finished, it looks like it is original to the house. Brandi finally gets the brick look she wants without spending a ton of money removing support beams.

Make a Fireplace Child Safe

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The edges of this brick fireplace could be a hazard.

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Downstairs, Mazza and Victoria find the main playroom, which is spacious but raises concerns about children playing and falling against the large brick fireplace.

“We definitely need cushions around the fireplace,” says Victoria, adding that they can turn the fire pit into a banquette seat with a soft cushion on top.

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After: This updated fireplace is now safe and colorful.

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Brandi and Andrew love the idea, and when the fireplace is finished, Brandi is thrilled. Now she has a ton of child-friendly seating and a much safer playroom for toddlers. Plus, Mazza and Victoria update the paint on the brick fireplace, giving the room a pop of color.

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Padding makes this fireplace less dangerous.

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A brick surface transforms the floor into the perfect gathering space

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This alley was not very welcoming.

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After the Dunk family home is complete, the HGTV stars meet Heather Hottenroth, who wants to clean up the driveway behind his property just off Main Street. Her vision of “Alley Loop,” as she calls it, is a space where people can congregate and vendors can set up pop-up shops for locals to browse. Mazza knows this space will require a lot of work from scratch.

“We have to clean it all up,” Mazza says after examining the floor. “There is way too much mud, way too much tripping hazard. It needs to stabilize. »

To make this alley more user-friendly, Mazza and Victoria chose interlocking bricks so that pedestrians have a clean and safe surface to walk around. Combined with other upgrades, including a fresh coat of paint, lights, and even a fire pit, this space now feels much less like an alley and more like a proper hangout.

“A little styling will go a long way to making that back area more inviting,” says Mazza.

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After: These blocks instantly turn the driveway into a gathering space.

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5 intertwining trends that will shape the look of 2022 and beyond

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HIGH POINT – Textile manufacturers are gearing up for a packed house at the upcoming Interwoven, the biannual trade show of the International Textile Alliance, formerly known as Showtime, taking place in High Point from May 22-25.

“The show has an exciting new name, and based on appointments to our Regal and Kindred showrooms, we expect full attendance, something we haven’t seen since before the pandemic,” said Anne Hood, director of merchandising for Regal Fabrics.

Regal Fabrics is launching six new collections, including a new lush cotton print quality and low-priced blend of body fabrics, marketed with coordinating jacquards, prints, embroidery and velvets.

Thick textures

After two years of limited travel and an increased reliance on technology, there is a vast world waiting to be explored, according to Milliken Textiles.

The company presents its new collection, Discover, at Interwoven. It features fabrics inspired by chunky textures designed to bring the adventures of the world home. The collection includes 202 SKUs of performance fabrics with a PFAS-free water-repellent finish in 23 patterns.

“Consumers are increasingly experimenting with texture by pairing fabrics like flat weaves with bouclés to bring more dimension to a space,” said Greg Voorhis, executive director of design at Sunbrella. “We’re constantly expanding our yarn bank to incorporate innovative new textures that encourage layering techniques like these, which are becoming increasingly popular and can make a space feel vibrant.”

Sunbrella is also seeing an increase in plush ribbed fabrics and corduroy-like textures, an idea that’s emphasized in its Roving pattern, which has a very subtle streak in the ground, as well as the ribbed texture of its Burton pattern.

Sattler Outdura, a division of the Sattler Group, presents its new Virage collection at Interwoven which features solution-dyed acrylic fabrics punctuated with four distinct fabric statements. Virage offers 176 selections of jacquards, textured dobbies and stripes ideal for outdoors or indoors.

“The Outdura Virage collection communicates creativity, courage, success, individuality and the positive changes we have all gone through over the past two years,” said Mariia Elizarova, senior designer at Sattler Corp. for the casual furniture division. “The four fabric statements offer a wide range of base fabrics and accent fabrics, providing designers, retailers and consumers with diverse and well-coordinated color palettes and fabric groupings, while also providing the ability to combine their selections to present their own unique personalized style.”

The four new fabric statements include: Be Bold, which plays with confident yet calm color contrasts with passionate and ambitious shades of brick, gold and brown found in earth, fire and animal prints; Escape, which celebrates the neutral and more subtle colors of nature, building on the idea of ​​escaping from a modern, tech-driven world to a restful and peaceful sanctuary; Digital, vibrant and upbeat, sparking energy and joy while communicating a meaningful positive message through vibrant colors and modern patterns; and Tranquil, which offers modern, minimalist yet refreshing color solutions inspired by patterns found in global waters, from vast oceans to rivers and streams.

Revolution Mills/STI launches its biggest launch in a long time between residential and outdoor products.

“We’ve developed our heaviest loop to date,” said Revolution Mills/STI signature designer Glen Read. “We continue to mix the lines between the exterior and the interior. Looking ahead, we believe performance will be a check mark with textures that can be poolside for years to come.

“We really have a nice synergy between the outdoors and the indoors that has expanded our yarn palette and the offerings we have, which now include 300 SKUs and colors plus strings.”

Global Patterns, Natural Influences

When it comes to global influence, Covington introduces a new combination of prints, weaves and embroideries inspired by a decades-long resurgence in artistic expression. The company also offers a wide assortment of fabrics and textures, with multicolored textures and sculpted chenilles.

Some key designs include Wow, a digital print inspired by the retro “pop” style of the 1980s Memphis design movement; Flourish, a floral print damask with a William Morris influence; and Bickleigh, a tone-on-tone printed design that can be made from 75% cotton and 25% linen, which adds surface interest to the sophistication of the pattern.

“This season, Richloom’s Platinum Collection is inspired by our collective desire to seek comfort and inspiration from nature,” said Sara Thomas, Marketing Director of Richloom. “In Frances Hodgson Burnett’s famous children’s book Secret Garden, a spoiled young orphan is sent to a mansion in the English countryside, where her discovery and rebirth of a secret garden triggers her transformation into a happy, compassionate, happy soul. . .”

Thomas said the romance that inspires the new collection provides a place of retreat and inspiration where creative seekers open quiet avenues to explore their art and reconnect with the natural world.

Ultrasuede introduces a new geometric pattern most commonly found in cotton or wool fabrications.

Ultrasuede HP’s small-scale twill pattern is created with dye printing using rotating screens. Available in five colourways, the pattern evokes a classic ‘zigzag’ textile weave used in the production of denim garments, suits or the iconic woolen overcoats produced in Scotland.

Sunbrella’s new Interwoven collection offers a fresh palette with fabrics in earth tones and sun-kissed colors that showcase modern graphic geos, artisan and block print-inspired techniques and updated interpretations of stripes classics.

Central to this collection are Roving, a new chenille body fabric, and Ascher, which features a slub yarn and linen texture.

“Our design team seeks inspiration from around the world to create fabrics that go beyond trends and complement all design aesthetics,” said Sunbrella’s Voorhis. “In terms of color, we see a continued preference for earthy hues and sunny shades, as they bring feelings of warmth, familiarity and comfort to a space.

“From traditional botanical prints to updated stripes and block print-inspired patterns, our new collection has been designed to include diverse jacquards in an equally soft and dusty palette while remaining fresh and contemporary.”

The environment in mind

Composed of a combination of recycled polyester, recycled acrylic and virgin acrylic, Sunbrella ReFlections by Richard Frinier will be presented for the first time at Interwoven.

Sunbrella has also expanded its ReCycle fabric offering and will introduce seven new designs, two of which feature a new bouclé yarn called Lengthen and Enhance. All Sunbrella ReCycle fabrics contain at least 50% recycled polyester and include the company’s non-PFAS Assure technology.

With greens, corals, deep blues and soft neutrals, this collection incorporates a range of colors, textures and patterns that can be layered to enhance any space, according to the company. Like all Sunbrella fabrics, these textiles are designed to perform and manufactured with respect for the environment.

Culp’s new Earth collection features some of the company’s latest introductions of its LiveSmart Evolve recycled fabrics.

“The Earth collection is both elegant and refined, and it invokes the simplistic Scandinavian lifestyle and aesthetic,” according to the company. “The muted, weathered tones of Earth ensure a soothing environment filled with beautiful materials, natural finishes, and clean design. Our durable product keeps furniture and home accessories looking and looking great while helping to deflect plastics landfills, oceans and waterways to create a more sustainable future for all.

To date, the company’s Evolve fabrics have recycled over 86 million water bottles and counting.

Valdese Weavers will have eight new presentations of its eco-friendly InsideOut Performance Fabrics + Seaqual Initiative collection, centered around several sophisticated chenille and bouclé textures. This group also includes a classic cut velvet effect stripe and a graphic mini ladder chair.

The company will also offer a new collection of 20 fabrics using yarns made from recycled T-shirts.

Performance qualities

Building on the signature softness, performance capabilities and cutting-edge durable properties of its inaugural launch, Supreen’s new menswear-inspired designs will debut at Interwoven and “offer a fresh yet decidedly classic upholstery option for commercial spaces, from healthcare to hospitality,” according to the company.

The three new wool-inspired textures are reminiscent of men’s suits in houndstooth, heathered flannel and tweed, the patterns combine Supreen’s original and revolutionary liquid barrier and stain resistance with an element of luxury.

“Replicating the regal tones and classic textures often seen in the world of menswear, the new Supreen designs evoke a warm feeling rarely associated with performance fabrics,” said Debbye Lustig, Vice President of Design at Supreen.

“Like any fine costume, we designed these designs with comfort and luxury in mind,” she added. “We wanted the new textures to do more than just feel good, and by pairing bold neutral colorways with the recognizable timelessness of the three wool-like patterns, we were able to strike a balance between modern and traditional design, in a very understated yet eye-catching way.

Neutrals Stay Strong

The new collection of American Leather introduced in this market is called Leather Symphony, which presents a harmonious complexity of leathers.

“This season’s introductions include lightweight finishes that celebrate the natural characteristics of hides, with very elegant color palettes, comfortable textures and the superb hand that our leathers are known for,” said Luisa L. Delmaso, coordinator of the American Leather upholstery leather. “We have created this magnificent range with the intention of meeting all of our customers’ needs, ranging from beautiful premium aniline leathers, specialist looks for accent frames, and all the way to economical options for fabricators to high volume who are looking for quality.”

For its part, Ultrafabrics plans to launch Hush, a curated selection of 14 white and off-white fabrics that “express the full power of this soothing and oft-overlooked neutral,” according to the company.

Hush introduces three new whites to the Lino, Impasto and Montage ranges, while celebrating collections like Brisa, Coast, Promessa and Ultraleather. The new lines balance visual appeal and comfort with flexible functionality, designed to eliminate the fear factor of using this pale shade.

Solutions available for the new fabrics include breathability, outdoor-specific attributes, and ink and stain protection.

Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner walk the Billboard Music Awards red carpet

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Travis Scott no longer fear public attention following the Astroworld Tragedy in November.

Kylie Jenner also stepped out for a surprise red carpet appearance at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas to support Scott before he took the stage for his first televised performance since the festival, where 10 people died and hundreds more were injured following a wave of crowds.

Jenner wore a floor-length gray dress, accessorizing the look with chunky gold bangles and her hair in a simple bun. Scott kept it casual in a forest green wool suit paired with a white t-shirt and sneakers. But it was their 4-year-old daughter, Stormi Webster, who stole the show, also dressed in gray to match Jenner.

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Scott kept a low profile: His performance last week at a Miami nightclub marked the rapper’s first time performing in public since Astroworld. He was also announced as the headliner of the Primavera Sound Festival taking place in São Paulo, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Santiago, Chile.

Scott was also featured in Southside and Future’s new single “Hold That Heat”, his first recent major release.

Scott, who is nominated in the dance/electronic music category, was originally selected for the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2020 Lineupwhich has been postponed to this month of April.

However, a petition was started in November calling for Scott to be removed from the festival after the deaths at Astroworld in his hometown of Houston. Eight people died on the day of the event and two more people died of their injuries in the days following the festival.

Billboard Music Awards:Travis Scott is about to give his first big performance since the Astroworld Festival

Previously:Travis Scott announces $5 million plan for ‘meaningful change’ after deadly Astroworld concert

Travis Scott, left, and his daughter Stormi Webster

In March, Scott announced a $5 million initiative dubbed “Project HEAL” which he says will be a “catalyst for real change” in the aftermath of the festival.

The project includes $1 million in scholarships for historically black colleges and universities, free mental health resources, a creative design training program, and a technology-driven solution for event security.

“I have taken the time and space to mourn, reflect and do my part to heal my community,” Scott wrote in an Instagram post at the time. “I want to use my resources and my platform to move forward towards real change. This will be a journey of a lifetime for me and my family.”

In February, Scott and Jenner welcomed their second child together, a little boy. Jenner announced her pregnancy in September 2021.

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How a designer gave redundant rooms in a large Surrey house different purposes

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Space: We believe that having more will solve everything, but often an abundance can create its own problems. Take this house in Surrey, southern England, which was built in the 1990s. It came with a generous entrance and beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows, but when its new owner got the keys last year, she realized she needed help zoning her long pieces more effectively.

Holly Vaughan of Vaughan Design & Development was commissioned to enliven the otherwise redundant spaces. She created an everyday dining room with spongy banquettes and a more formal space for entertaining. But the designer still had square feet to play with, so with the rest, she had fun setting up a games room and a nice book nook for the banquette. Here, Vaughan explains how she infused character into the home while giving each of the large areas a specific purpose.

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green velvet sofa

While her grown children flew into the nest, the owner still has her crew of four-legged friends to think about, so Vaughan compromised on high-end upholstery and opted for a hardwearing parquet mix and easy-vacuuming, stone tiling and washable Weaver Green rugs on the floors (though the latter wasn’t his first choice). “I had vintage runners in mind — the kind you can wipe away and naturally disguise stains,” says Vaughan. But the fact that they could just be thrown in the washing machine in the event of an accident and that they weren’t too expensive to replace was too big of an advantage.

Throw shade

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armchair in a dining room corner

The existing decor was a write-off — think: magnolia walls, beige carpets, and pine paneling — so it also proved a time to indulge the sociable owner’s predilection for pinks, greens, and yellows. With expanses of walls to fill and a guideline to avoid overly strong hues like red and orange, Vaughan embraced pockets of color that complement other, more muted shades.

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green library shelves

For example, in the long living room, the green carpentry is a little darker than the walls and the library wall deeper than that. In the dining room, she chose Hay by Farrow & Ball for the instant warm feel of the paint color, along with rattan chairs and pendant lights to match the scheme.

Dynamic Duo

pink tile bathroom wall

As Vaughan leaned toward neutral tones, the powder room was an opportunity to be more playful. Why limit yourself only to wallpaper or tiles? Instead, she combined a tulip print from Ottoline and a pink zellige tile from Mosaic Factory, resulting in a striking contrast of flowing flowers and textured squares. Alice Palmer’s fabric shades evoke a cottagecore feel.

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U-shaped bench with book storage

Previously, this bay window was obstructed by a sofa and framed by a set of passing curtains. “It called for comfort, so I created a seat by the window where you can snuggle up and read,” says Vaughan. “It also opens up the area, as there is a set of doors next to it leading out to the garden.” Two built-in shelves bolster its book nook function, and casual Roman shades help increase the amount of natural light streaming in, creating perfect reading conditions.

Full house

U-shaped dining bench

With two dining areas and two sitting areas ticked off, one might have wondered what to do with the vacant end of the long living room. Spot a play area flanked by ruffled curtains and a handsome marble table, one of Vaughan’s first finds for the project. “It’s nice to have a different place to sit after dinner and enjoy a cocktail or play checkers or cards,” she shares. Grant us.

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Banyan Tree House / Studio Tales of Design

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Banyan Tree House / Studio Tales of Design

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  • Region Area of ​​this architecture project Region :
    2000 ft²

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    Manufacturers: Hettich, Asian Paintings, Greenlam, JOHNSON, Kajaria, capital plywood, So much, it will

  • Main architects:

    Shammi A Shareef

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Text description provided by the architects. Located on the banks of a river in Mampully, the Banyan tree house is intended for a young couple and their two children. The land constitutes an area of ​​630 m² and has an interesting L-shaped site profile. The spatial planning of the house follows the profile of the site and is anchored around an existing banyan tree to the west of the site. An 11 foot buffer radius is maintained around the banyan tree for building security, this shaded area houses garden seating. BTH’s ground plates branch out across the site in an angular grid to form a series of interaction spaces and green niches. The spaces are positioned to establish a visual connection between them and the landscape without compromising privacy.

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The three-bedroom home is a one-story structure with a Mezzanine floor and has a built-up area of ​​2000 square feet. The district faces rising waters during peak monsoons due to its proximity to the river. Thus, as a precaution, the built spaces are positioned on the highest point of the raised site. This helped create a large sloping front yard, a buffer zone with native vegetation bearing fruit and flowers to shield house noise and dust from road traffic.

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Geometric shapes are carefully rendered in various elements of the design, creating a distinct design language. This visual continuity is established in aspects of the flooring, joinery, interior furnishings, skylights and overall building form. The house envelope with its pilings, slopes, dynamic geometry, and projecting structural slabs lend a sculptural appeal to the home. Slabs projecting to varying degrees from the facade provide shade during summers and rain protection during monsoons. Custom design is the central ideology of BTH, it is reflected on the built-in furniture, the front door handle, the railings, the wall decoration, the artworks and the handcrafted concrete bird. handmade ground cover.

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Doors, windows, jali bricks, porotherm air vents and skylights are strategically placed to enhance interior comfort levels through cross ventilation, chimney effect and natural lighting. Natural airflow and lighting help reduce household energy consumption. The interior courtyard becomes part of the dining room and is an additional attraction because the dining room is the circulation core of the house. Space-saving built-in niches are used to house shelves, cabinets and hand washing. The south side of the house has fewer openings and high threshold windows to counter solar heat gain. The full-height windows are mostly north-facing to get more indirect natural light into the interiors.

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Record Construction Contract Awarded for F-35 Facilities at Tyndall AFB > Air Force > Article Display

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the United States Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $532 million construction contract on May 10 to Hensel Phelps to deliver 11 projects that directly support flight line operations for the F-35A Lightning II should come to Tyndall Air Force Basein September 2023.

Allowing for contingencies and contract monitoring, this represents a $604 million investment in the #BuildTyndallStrong effort and is the largest military construction contract ever recorded in the Air Force database, which dates from 2008.

the Air Force Civil Engineering Center‘s Natural Disaster Recovery Division, part of the Air Force Mission Support and Installation Center company, is leading the rebuild, partnering with the USACE to support the 325th Fighter Wing and its F-35 Program Integration Office to realize Tyndall AFB’s strategic vision as the facility of the future.

The flight line facilities will directly support the 325th FW and its new F-35 mission, said NDR Division Chief Col. Travis Leighton.

“The rebuild gives us the unique opportunity to reinvent how we meet the needs of the F-35,” Leighton said. “We leverage cutting-edge technology to increase cybersecurity and perimeter defense, improve base security, and equip Airmen to execute the missions of today and tomorrow.”

The NDR Division’s Tyndall Program Management Office oversees more than 40 new military construction projects spanning 12 areas. The flight line facilities are part of Area 1, which includes several hangars, a maintenance complex, a group headquarters, an aircraft parking area, aircraft support equipment storage, a corrosion control facility and an F-35 flight simulator training facility.

This project also incorporates Tyndall’s strong IotF efforts. All facilities will be built to withstand a wind speed of 165 mph, will have finite ground elevations, which represent up to seven feet of future sea level rise, and incorporate many smart building technologies such as occupancy sensors.

The 325th Civil Engineer Squadron at Tyndall has already begun renovations on several buildings to support F-35 operations, but the start of construction on Area 1, which is scheduled for late summer 2022, is a milestone for the F-35 mission set-up activities at the installation. .

“The NDR, AFCEC, AFIMSC, USACE and our 325th team are all pursuing a common goal; to ensure our new F-35A mission has the capabilities required for operational readiness,” said Col. Greg Moseley, 325th FW Commander. “The start of construction of Area 1 is another step towards that goal and will ensure that Tyndall continues to be the home of aerial dominance.”

“The rebuilding of Tyndall, as part of the NDR program, is one of many major global air and space force infrastructure efforts underway,” said Brig. General Mark Slominski, AFCEC’s Executive Director of Built Infrastructure and Chief Equipment Officer. “In partnership with defense department engineering organizations such as the USACE and the Naval Installations Engineering Systems Command, we will have contracted $2 billion in construction in the last six months alone. Our teams embody the motto “Execution Inspires Confidence” as we join many stakeholders synchronizing the design and construction of the infrastructure built to enable weapon systems to launch from our platforms. of power projection. »

AFCEC began installation support for the F-35 in 2013 after the Air Force identified the first facilities to house the next-generation fighter jet. To date, AFCEC has completed the beddown programs at Nellis AFBNevada and AFB HillUtah, and leads several construction projects in Luc AFBArizona; Eielson AFB, Alaska; and RAF LakenheathUK.

The reconstruction team was already exploring opportunities to turn the Tyndall AFB flight line into a high-tech resource in March 2021 when the Air Force announced the Florida facility would host squadrons of F-35s.

“That’s what we’re here for,” Leighton said, “to provide the expertise and support facilities need to recover quickly from natural disasters, to help the Air Force transform 21st century weapon system installations and allow commanders to stay focused on their missions.”

To learn more about Tyndall’s rebuilding effort, visit the Tyndall Program Management Office website.



Seagate unveils its latest custom home at the Esplanade Lake Club

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FORT MYERS – Seagate Development Group will open the last of 11 custom homes at the Esplanade Lake Club this month. Along with the owners and Seagate’s interior design firm – Theory Design – the leading full-service development firm will join a lush tropical setting with coastal modernity to capitalize on the outdoor lifestyle the lake brings to Como, as well as a layout suitable for an active family of four.

“Homeowners define coastal living, based on their lifestyle and the floor plan they wish to share with others. Such a mindset will make this residence extraordinary,” said James Nulf, Jr., chief operating officer and partner of Seagate Development Group.

Outside, a colorful landscape will surround a white facade with gray tile cladding, black framed windows, three black garage doors and matte black iron double entry doors under a charcoal tile roof. . This, coupled with white and charcoal cobblestone, will lead to a highly customized home based on the Seagate Calabria floor plan – over 4,000 square feet of living space, including four bedrooms plus a bonus room and office, as well only five complete rooms and a half baths. The grand foyer – bounded by hardwood flooring that will permeate the main living areas – will be flanked by a powder bath and VIP guest suites to one side and a utility room with a 24-inch refrigerator , followed by an alcove and mud room with a drop-off station for storage and charging stations, on the other.

The foyer will spill into the great room with beamed ceilings for detail, a sleek media wall with custom built-in shelving, and a sectional and other comfy seating, which will only be sliding glass doors. The adjacent gourmet kitchen with a maple slab style island and coastal gray walnut perimeter will be custom designed for the owners to cook together and accommodate family and friends. Equipped with two dishwashers, a hob, a wall oven and a microwave drawer, accompanied by a refrigerator, a freezer and a wine cooler, the kitchen will meet the dining room with modern pendant lighting and a refrigerated, glass-encased wine display that will become the home staple for entertaining.

The fitness room with black-framed glass doors – to emphasize the open concept and bring in natural light – will be right next to the garage and mudroom. The same style doors will give access to an office at the entrance and to the powder bath. This versatile space will be complete with a sofa bed, desk, media wall and recessed bookcase door – ideal for homeowners and guests. The bonus room will serve as an extension of one of the VIP guest suites and will feature a sleeper sofa, game table and media wall for late-night stays and old-fashioned family fun. This, together with the master suite, will lead to the outdoor living space. The latter will debut with two walk-in closets and an intricate ceiling design as a focal point and complement to exterior views. The adjoining master bath will feature double vanities with maple slab cabinetry and sophisticated marble countertops. The enclosed tub and shower with plenty of space to sit and store, plus windows to the outside will create an oasis of luxury, vacation-style experience.

The pinnacle of the custom home will be the outdoor living space – starting with a stone-clad media wall above a two-sided fireplace, surrounded by patio seating. This will turn into an outdoor kitchen and dining area. This space will culminate in a custom pool and elevated spa that will serve as a preview of the water sports that owners and guests can participate in on Lake Como. A pool tub with shower will also be available for their convenience before they retire indoors after a day of their favorite pastimes.

“We appreciate the owners’ new definition of luxury lakeside living and are passionate about the process of building a home on this very foundation,” Nulf said.

In addition to custom homes at the Esplanade Lake Club, Seagate builds custom and model homes at Talis Park; model homes at Hill Tide Estates; estate homes in Quail West; custom homes in Windward Isle; as well as private sites in Bonita Springs, Fort Myers and Miromar Lakes, Florida. Seagate also has active home improvement projects in Audubon, Miromar Lakes, Mediterra, Autumn Woods, Talis Park, Brynwood, Quail West, Sanibel and Boca Grande.

Live, work and play in the Bear Mountain community of Vancouver Island

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The project, which will add 209 residences to the area, will be positioned adjacent to the 18th fairway of the Mountain Course, one of two Nicklaus-designed golf courses on the mountain.

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An 18-story condo tower taking shape in the southern Vancouver Island community of Bear Mountain may have homes with upscale touches and thoughtful design, but that’s what it are in front of their doors which can be particularly impressive, especially among leisure enthusiasts.

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The project, which will add 209 residences to the area – ranging from one-bedroom units under 450 square feet to penthouses measuring some 2,800 – will be positioned adjacent to the 18th fairway of the Mountain Course, one of two golf courses designed by Nicklaus on the mountain.

Biking enthusiasts will enjoy the 55 kilometer network of trails, while tennis players will no doubt be drawn to the clay courts at the Bear Mountain Tennis Center, nestled at the base of Mount Finlayson.

It’s no wonder, then, that the community has caught the attention of several leading national sports organizations: it’s a training center for Golf Canada, Tennis Canada and the Canadian national mountain bike team.

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The One Bear Mountain condo development will add 209 residences to the area. Photo by Fourni /PNG

Bear Mountain, located in the growing community of Langford, about 20 minutes from downtown Victoria, is currently home to some 1,300 residences – a mix of single-family homes, condos and townhouses – but that will grow in the coming months. years to come, says Peter Gaby, sales manager for the One Bear Mountain condo project, a venture of developers 360 Pacifica and Terracap.

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“It’s growing,” says Gaby. “I think there are around 3,500 people currently living on the mountain, and that will increase to around 8,500.”

One Bear Mountain, described on its website as “the West Coast’s most impressive leisure residence”, stands on the site of Hannington Road where a previous project – very different from the one taking shape today, says Gaby – was started by another developer, then stopped during the financial crisis in 2009.

Interest in homes has been robust to say the least, with around 50% sales in the first week after sales kicked off in late October. (About 80% have been sold to date.)

“There was a very high demand for it, and our inventory levels are so low here,” Gaby says, noting that most of the units that were first purchased were the tiny homes on the building’s podium level in steel and concrete.

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There has been a lot of interest – largely due to downsizing – in One Bear Mountain homes. Photo by Fourni /PNG

The word about the area is definitely out — across the county, says Gaby.

“In Canada, (buyers came) from as far away as Halifax. I think we had 14% of our buyers from Metro Vancouver, and probably the same from Ontario.

For the most part, they were drawn not only to the project and the community, but also to the temperate climate of southern Vancouver Island, he says.

“I think it’s both. There are a lot of people who have been to Bear Mountain who know and love the community.

Very few, he says, buy a residence as a hobby property or as a second home.

“And I think those (who do) will be converted to primary residents. There are people who want to settle here but who still work (elsewhere).

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Occupants of One Bear Mountain, which Gaby expects to be able to move into around summer 2024, will be just a hop from the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa, with its dining room, lounge and pub. , which is adjacent to the Fairways Hotel. In the coming years, Gaby says, a village core at Bear Mountain will also take shape, offering additional businesses and services. “I guess it will probably be ready for construction within two years.”

An outdoor area equipped with fire bowls.
An outdoor area equipped with fire bowls. Photo by Fourni /PNG

At home, however, residents will have no shortage of ways to have fun. A resort-style pool on the 15th floor will offer panoramic views of the Mountain Course, Mount Finlayson and Goldstream Provincial Park, while the 16th floor will feature a business center, two fully equipped conference rooms and the Grenoble Lounge. The sixth floor will house one of two lobbies, as well as the Troon Lounge, which will have a private dining area and an outdoor area with fire bowls.

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Meanwhile, residences will feature floor-to-ceiling windows, engineered hardwood floors, natural gas fireplaces, and spacious decks and patios.

The kitchens will have quartz countertops, soft closing cabinets, undermount stainless steel sinks and under cabinet LED lighting. The penthouses will have Gaggenau appliances, while the other houses will have Bosch appliances.

Homes will feature floor-to-ceiling windows, engineered hardwood floors, natural gas fireplaces, and spacious decks and patios.
Homes will feature floor-to-ceiling windows, engineered hardwood floors, natural gas fireplaces, and spacious decks and patios. Photo by Fourni /PNG

The bathrooms will also have quartz countertops, ceramic flooring and framed glass mirrors.

Some residences, Gaby notes, will also have additional perks: a golf course membership, a golf cart, and a parking spot to store it.

“It’s a lifestyle change for a lot of people,” he says. “It’s very amenity rich, and it’s a draw because you feel like it’s a resort style property.”

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Project: A mountain of bears

Project address: 2000 Hannington Road, Bear Mountain, Langford, BC

Developer: 360 Pacifica and Terracap

Architect: ACDF Architects, Zeidler Architecture

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Project size: 209 residences in an 18-storey building

Price: from $709,000 (units available range from the 904-square-foot two-bedroom residence, priced at $709,000, to the 2,357-square-foot penthouse, priced at $3.6 million)

Central sales: 109 – 1335 Bear Mountain Parkway

Hours: On appointment

Phone: 250-853-0333

Website: onebearmountain.com

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Huawei’s Wi-Fi 6 Train-to-Ground Communications Solution Enables Autonomous Driving of Smart City Rail

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The rail industry aspires to build safer, smarter, more convenient, more efficient and greener urban rail, which places higher demands on the networks. However, today’s urban rail networks suffer from low Wi-Fi bandwidth for backhaul of train-to-ground service, frequent loss of real-time data, and low installation efficiency and of deployment. This makes it impossible to achieve real-time linking of all typical bandwidth-intensive services such as the Passenger Information System (PIS).

Xiang Xi, Vice President of Global Transportation Business Unit, Enterprise Business Group of Huawei, shed light on Huawei’s innovative Wi-Fi 6 solution for train-to-ground communications in his keynote speech titled “Driving Digitalization in Future Rail to Create New Value Together”.

“Huawei’s Wi-Fi 6 train-to-ground communications solution leverages numerous technological innovations to achieve up to 1.4 Gbps bandwidth for real-time service transmission when trains are running at a speed of 160 km/h,” Xiang Xi said. . “It also ensures zero service interruptions by reducing network forwarding latency for train-to-ground communications to less than 30ms. Beyond that, the all-in-one integrated chassis is easy to deploy , which shortens the installation period by 67%. Ultimately, it results in stable operations of city rail.”

Huawei’s Wi-Fi 6 train-to-ground communications solution has proven to be very useful in Shenzhen Metro line 20. Equipped with Huawei’s solution, Shenzhen Metro Line 20 builds state-of-the-art commercial Wi-Fi 6 connectivity for train-to-ground communications, and boasts an always-on, high-bandwidth, low-latency backhaul of all the services needed for autonomous rail driving urban. This, in turn, provides a whole new safe travel experience for passengers through smart city rail.

Huawei showcased a full suite of innovative rail transportation solutions and flagship products at Huawei Global Rail Summit 2022. In particular, Huawei’s innovative low-carbon intelligent campus network solution for station campuses was highlighted. in the spotlight. This groundbreaking solution features an all-new simplified network architecture, out-of-the-box remote units (RUs), and an energy-efficient, green design. Such powerful capabilities allow the network to stay a step ahead in the sustainable development of station services.

The indisputable advantages of this solution include:

  • Simplified architecture with “one device, one network”: The innovative simplified network architecture consists of the central switch and the RUs, with the RUs serving as extended ports of the central switch and deployed on the desktops. This ensures that all terminals can access the network through nearby EFs, minimizing cabling between the Extra Low Voltage (ELV) room and the terminals.
  • Always-on services and seamless network evolution: Leveraging state-of-the-art optical-electrical PoE technology, the core switch can deliver PoE++ (60W) to RUs at ultra-long distances from 300 meters. This eliminates the need for ELV enclosures and cabinets and effectively solves the difficulty of obtaining local power supply. Additionally, the hybrid cable offers ultra-high bandwidth and enables single cabling to support network evolution for the next 15 years.
  • Green, low carbon and energy efficient results: In the simplified architecture, RUs require no planning, configuration, or management, which reduces the number of managed nodes by more than 80%. Additionally, the RUs adopt an energy-efficient, fanless design to achieve exceptional quietness and power savings, with typical power consumption of less than 7W for one RU and less than 1W per port on average.

With unparalleled technical expertise and experience in digital transformation, Huawei will continue to delve into more urban rail use cases and work closely with more customers and partners to jointly explore innovative solutions. . In this way, Huawei will help accelerate the digital transformation of smart city rail.

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‘A promise is not good enough’: DPR committee wants to see revised plans for Gravilla Townhomes before voting

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Although the plaintiff team offered to make changes to its Gravilla Townhomes project, the La Jolla Development Permit Review Board wanted the changes in writing. So when the project was heard at the DPR meeting on May 10, the team was asked to come back a third time.

Gravilla Townhomes proposal seeks Coastal Development Permit for a new two-storey project with 12 condominiums for sale – including one affordable for those on very low incomes – with 13 basement parking spaces with car stackers at 6710 LaJolla Blvd. , at the corner of Gravilla Street. The neighboring lane needs to be enlarged.

The La Jolla Planned District Ordinances Committee approved the project at its April 11 meeting.

Responding to comments from previous hearings, architect Doug Austin said the team was working to ensure the project would conform to city and local height measurements, that windows would be aligned so that they did not face to neighboring properties and that light pollution would be contained.

He said the height of the project is in accordance with San Diego municipal code, with the exception of a parapet (a low protective wall along the edge of a roof or balcony) in which an angle would be reduced by 18 inches.

Austin said a lighting designer was employed to create a plan to contain light within the building.

“Lighting can be one of the most beautiful parts of a building,” he said. “We would have appropriate light shields and the light would be directed into our site and not up or out. We will comply with city regulations in this regard.

However, the changes that were discussed were not reflected in the plans that were presented. DPR Administrator Glen Rasmussen called it “worrying”. He noted that at the La Jolla Community Planning Association meeting this month, there was a dispute over whether a project met the “rather complex” height limits. He said DPR would be better served by seeing the revised plan.

Austin requested that the board make it a condition of approval that the changes be made. He argued that it would be “time consuming and expensive” to go through “all the details of a project like this”.

“We understand the request, we have no problem meeting the request, but we ask that it be done in a timely manner,” he said. “We don’t mind people holding our feet in the fire.”

However, Administrator Mike Costello said the board “has a lot of history” with conditional approvals and makes a practice of not offering them. “A conditional approval goes downtown, gets read…and that’s the last anyone hears of it. All they know from then on [is] that it was approved.

“A promise isn’t good enough,” Costello said. “City staff will adopt a draft as well as San Diego municipal code violations. We have examples. »

The requesting team will return at the next DPR meeting on Tuesday May 17th to show the revised drawings.

Other DPR news

Copa de Oro project: Council has determined that a revised set of plans for a house at 1542 Copa de Oro is substantially consistent with a previously approved coastal development permit.

Applicant Michael Morton said the permit had been approved but the “owner has decided to make some small changes” to add to the rear of the property. After feedback from the city, the pool was removed five feet from the top of a nearby cliff. In doing so, minor adjustments were made to the rooms.

“The biggest change from the street frontage is that the garage is pulled to be parallel to the bedrooms,” Morton said, and square footage has been increased by 281 for a total of 3,936. The height has not changed and the floor area ratio (the size of a building to its land) is 0.40, “well below” the area limits.

A motion to make the preliminary screening final passed unanimously, as did a motion that the project can be found to be in substantial compliance with the previously approved permit.

The DPR approved the previous permit in November 2020. At the time, Morton described the project as a partial demolition, remodeling and addition of 784 square feet to the ground floor of a one-story single-family residence of 2,871 square feet. ◆

John Glenn’s former waterfront home in Ohio available for sale

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You can observe the stars from the same window as Jean Glenn did it once.

The late astronaut and senator built this home in Columbus, OH, in 1974. It’s now on the market for $1,345,000.

“It was originally the home of John Glenn that he and his wife, Annebuilt with a renowned architect Woody Acock. It was really a real collaboration,” says the listing agent Margot CampbellLaumannwith Street Sotheby’s International Realty.

The Glenns built the 3,789 square foot home just before Glenn was elected to the United States Senate, a job that required him to travel to Washington, DC. As a result, the Glenns did not live long in this suburban home.

“He loved this house and wanted to stay there, but I think it became too much for him,” says Laumann. “He ended up moving to downtown Columbus.”

Outside

(Rue Sotheby’s International Realty)

The living room

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Pictures of John Glenn in the house

(Rue Sotheby’s International Realty)

Mezzanine office

(Rue Sotheby’s International Realty)

Stairs

(Rue Sotheby’s International Realty)

Kitchen

(Rue Sotheby’s International Realty)

Interior

(Rue Sotheby’s International Realty)

Featuring four bedrooms and three bathrooms, the home sits on nearly an acre on the banks of the Scioto River.

“It’s a very private part of the river, where you can’t see the cars across the river because of a park that’s on the other side,” Laumann says.

The interior layouts have been updated, but the floor plan designed by the Glenns remains the same.

“It’s a beautiful, sprawling ranch, and you just have tons of natural light that fills the house,” she says. “When you walk in and see those 180 degree views of the water, it’s very impressive. Window walls really bring the outdoors inside.

A single staircase leads to a loft that once served as Glenn’s office.

“The huge bubble window allowed him to see the stars at night, and it’s a really cool space,” says Laumann. “When in the loft, it’s pretty amazing to be in the presence of John Glenn.”

A huge two-story stone fireplace divides the great room into two distinct warm spaces.

Room

(Rue Sotheby’s International Realty)

Room

(Rue Sotheby’s International Realty)

A master bedroom is in a separate wing, and there is yet another loft space close to the other bedrooms.

“I don’t know if he had grandchildren at the time, but I think he built [the home] thinking of the grandchildren,” says Laumann. “It’s a beautiful floor plan where you can easily entertain yourself.”

Outdoor space

(Rue Sotheby’s International Realty)

Dock

(Rue Sotheby’s International Realty)

Shed

(Rue Sotheby’s International Realty)

Outside there is a large terrace with a large barbecue, an original element of the design.

“The family roasted pigs in the summer and this outdoor entertaining area was very important to them,” says Laumann.

The property includes a dock with a Trex deck and a detached workshop to store all water equipment and garden toys.

The agent thinks the buyer will likely be a local who wants a spot on the water.

“The ideal buyer will be someone who loves life on the water and can get to downtown Columbus quickly,” Laumann said. “It’s just a really special property.”

Garage

(Rue Sotheby’s International Realty)

Media room

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the Windows

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Entrance

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The yeedi vac 2 pro is more convenient than you can imagine

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Worrying about the mess on your floor never did anyone any good. In fact, taking care of it is what will make your worries go away. But having to drag the vacuum or mop and bucket around to really get the best cleaning on your floors is time-consuming and downright annoying. For those who don’t have the time to commit to frequent house cleaning, there is a simple solution. The yeedi vac 2 pro is convenient for cleaning and vacuuming.

It offers lots of cool features and is incredibly user-friendly. Plus, Yeedi app controls are designed for easy scheduling. I had the chance to test it out to see how well it cleans. See general thoughts on the yeedi vac 2 pro below.

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Unboxing the yeedi vac 2 pro

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yeedi vac 2 pro avoiding a shoe. Image source: Chris Hachey for BGR

You will receive the yeedi vac 2 pro with oscillating cleaning kits, cleaning pads, charging station, cleaning brush and plug-in cords. Once you have downloaded the yeedi app (I already had it because I have used yeedi products before), you can register your vacuum and connect it to your Wi-Fi. The device must be charged before using it. use, but once you’ve charged it up and installed the cleaning brush, you’ll be ready to vacuum. You need to set up your home layout, which only takes a few clicks in the app.

Wash and vacuum

It includes an oscillating cleaning system as well as a vacuum with strong suction power of 3000 Pa. Having them both allows you to get rid of really stuck-on stains simultaneously. I spilled some juice on the floor and used the app to draw a box around the area for it to go. I mopped it a few times and it handled it easily. There were also crumbs in the area, so it sucked them up too. I have hardwood floors, so being able to use the oscillating mop system has made floor maintenance much easier.

The oscillating cleaning system mimics the way a human would wipe a floor. Yet it does it five times faster than any human could wipe. So it’s not about dragging a wet rag across the floor. It is in fact to completely clean the floor. Rather than vacuuming and then mopping a floor with two separate machines, this took care of both jobs. I can free up space in my closet by getting rid of my mop and free-standing vacuum.

I made sure to drop some crumbs near a rug. When he was mopping the floor, he wouldn’t go near the rug. But once he vacuumed, he used stronger suction to handle the carpet. There was dog hair on my carpet, as there always is. The stronger suction helped collect it and get rid of it quickly.

More features of yeedi vac 2 pro

Clean up a mess
The yeedi vac 2 pro cleans sunflower seeds. Image source: Chris Hachey for BGR

The 3D obstacle avoidance is also impressive. He avoids objects like shoes, dog toys, bags, etc. He senses that there is something ahead of him and works around it. Shortly after adjusting its trajectory, it readjusts and continues on the set plane to vacuum. There were shoes on my floor that he avoided (seen above). This is a huge time saver for anyone using it, as there is no longer any need to clean the floor before vacuuming. This is a huge plus for someone like me, who has a dog that leaves toys everywhere.

This also detects a cliff and turns right, making it ideal for use around stairs. This is compatible with a self-draining station (sold separately), which means it will empty when full. It’s a huge time saver for those who program their vacuum cleaner to run when they may not be around. It also comes with a ramp that you can attach to the bottom of the auto dump station in case you want to keep it on carpet. This helps the vacuum rise to empty. All you need is a few screws, supplied with the screwdriver, to assemble the station.

It has a 2.5 liter dust container, so it takes a while for it to fill up. But when it’s full, it goes to the station to empty. This locks dirt in place for 30 days. The yeedi vac 2 pro provides smart visual mapping and cleans your home in neat rows. The navigation works very well, as it identifies effective cleaning paths without missing any spots. You can use it on wood, laminate, tile and carpet.

Prices and updates

The yeedi vac 2 series includes both the yeedi vac 2 pro and the yeedi vac 2. You can see the differences between the two machines below.

The yeedi vac 2 pro is fresh on the market and costs just $449.99. You can buy it from Amazon, Walmart or yeedi.com. There is also a surprise coupon you can clip on the product page right now to enjoy a discount. The Yeedi app lets you customize your cleaning and it takes almost no time to master. This means you can designate specific areas to clean, map your home, and schedule it to run whenever you want. There will also be two functional updates in the future, as you can merge your cleaning plan and split it by June and store multiple floor plans by mid-autumn. This purchase will grow with you and your home.

For those looking to make their home life easier, the yeedi vac 2 pro is a solid buy. Upgrade your cleaning system today.


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SRAM and ROM Design IP Market – 39% of Growth Will Come from North America | Evolving Opportunities with eMemory Technology Inc. and AnySilicon

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NEW YORK, May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Global SRAM and ROM Design IP Market Size is Expected to Grow by $24.08 million from 2021 to 2026 to a CAGR of 1.51% according to Technavio’s latest market report. 39% of market growth will come from North America during the forecast period. The United States is the key market for the SRAM and ROM design IP market in North America. Market growth in this region will be faster than market growth in other regions. Another key region offering significant growth opportunities for APAC suppliers. Technological change in regional businesses will facilitate the growth of the SRAM and ROM Design IP market in North America over the forecast period.

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SRAM and ROM Design IP Market: Vendor Analysis

The SRAM and ROM Design IP Market is fragmented and vendors are deploying organic and inorganic growth strategies to compete in the market. The SRAM and ROM Design IP market report offers information about several vendors in the market including AnySilicon, Arm Ltd., Avalanche Technology Inc., Cadence Design Systems Inc., CEVA Inc., Design and Reuse SA, Dolphin Technology Inc., Edge AI and Vision Alliance, eMemory Technology Inc., Everspin Technologies Inc., Infineon Technologies AG , Integrated Silicon Solution Inc., Microchip Technology Inc., Renesas Electronics Corp., Sperling Media Group LLC, STMicroelectronics NV, Surecore Ltd, Synopsys Inc., Toshiba Corp., VeriSilicon Microelectronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., and Xilinx Inc.. among others.

  • eMemory Technology Inc. The Company offers SRAM and ROM design IP products such as NeoBit NVM Silicon IP Platform, NeoFuse, NeoMTP, NeoEE and NeoPUF.

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SRAM and ROM Design IP Market – Drivers and Challenges

the faster processing speed is one of the major drivers for the growth of the SRAM and ROM design IP market. The speed at which a computer central processing unit (CPU) fetches and interprets instructions is determined by the clock speed of the processor. This allows your computer to perform more tasks in less time. SRAM is faster than DRAM because it does not need to be refreshed as frequently as DRAM. It has access periods of 60 nanoseconds in terms of seconds. In 10 nanoseconds, SRAM accomplishes the same task. It does not require an electric charge to be recharged. Since the CPU does not have to wait for data from SRAM, it is faster than DRAM. The most typical application of SRAM is to act as a processor cache. These growing applications are driving the growth of the market.

However, the SRAM scaling problem is one of the factors hindering the growth of the SRAM and ROM Design IP Market. SRAM scaling challenges are dual cell stability and physical area. SRAM Vmin is a function of the Vt mismatch of the transistor, which is composed of two parts which include structural and random dopant fluctuation (RDF). At first order, the Vt mismatch is inversely proportional to the device/cell size. Therefore, the larger the cell, the more stable it is. For example, SRAM cell size scaling is constrained by a few key ground rules in terms of physical area difficulties,” said Subramani Kengeri, vice president of advanced technology architecture at Global Foundries. However, to solve the SRAM scaling problem, chip makers are facing challenges Process and design choices These challenges faced by chip makers will negatively impact the market growth during of the forecast period.

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SRAM and ROM Design IP Market: Segmentation Analysis

Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2021-2026)

Geographic Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2021-2026)

  • APAC – size and forecast 2021-2026

  • North America – size and forecast 2021-2026

  • Europe – size and forecast 2021-2026

  • South America – size and forecast 2021-2026

  • Middle East and Africa – size and forecast 2021-2026

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SRAM and ROM Design IP Market Scope

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Details

Page number

120

base year

2021

Forecast period

2022-2026

Growth momentum and CAGR

Accelerate at a CAGR of 1.51%

Market Growth 2022-2026

$24.08 million

Market structure

Fragmented

Annual growth (%)

0.89

Successful market contribution

North America at 39%

Competitive landscape

Leading companies, competitive strategies, scope of consumer engagement

Profiled companies

AnySilicon, Arm Ltd., Avalanche Technology Inc., Cadence Design Systems Inc., CEVA Inc., Design and Reuse SA, Dolphin Technology Inc., Edge AI and Vision Alliance, eMemory Technology Inc., Everspin Technologies Inc., Infineon Technologies AG , Integrated Silicon Solution Inc., Microchip Technology Inc., Renesas Electronics Corp., Sperling Media Group LLC, STMicroelectronics NV, Surecore Ltd, Synopsys Inc., Toshiba Corp., VeriSilicon Microelectronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. and Xilinx Inc.

Market dynamics

Parent Market Analysis, Market Growth Drivers and Barriers, Fast and Slow Growing Segment Analysis, COVID 19 Impact and Future Consumer Dynamics, Market Condition Analysis for the Forecast Period,

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If our report does not include the data you are looking for, you can contact our analysts and customize the segments.

Contents

1. Summary

2 Market landscape

3 Market sizing

4 Five forces analysis

5 Market Segmentation by Type

6 Customer Landscape

7 Geographic landscape

8 drivers, challenges and trends

9 Supplier Landscape

10 Vendor Analysis

11 Appendix

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Lynn University hosts fashion show

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The second floor of the Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Library has been transformed into a runway for “The Faces of Fashion Showcase.”

The College of Business and Management, in cooperation with the College of Communication and Design and Academic Affairs, partnered with Lynn University alumni and their employers to help organize the event.

“The Fashion Show was a fabulous hands-on learning experience for the students in the Fashion Show Production class,” said Lisa Benedict, Fashion and Retail Program Coordinator.

“From transforming the second floor of the library, to creating a lounge-like atmosphere on the second floor landing, not to mention working with nine different vendors, all of whom have a connection to the Fashion and Retail program,” said Benedict.

The invitation-only event featured more than 50 models and promoted brands including Brisea Swim, Lilly Pulitzer, Seagate Boutique, Tanya Taylor, Boston Proper, Raise the Bar Menswear, Venus and Boca Raton Bridal. The show offered attendees pop-up shops, food, drinks and a signature cocktail for the evening. The “Faces of Fashion Showcase” was a unique opportunity for models, designers and the public, and organized to showcase student-designed clothing and promote creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

“This experience allowed the students to coordinate, lead [and] fashionable ensembles,” Benedict said.

The showcase also included wedding dresses and a live DJ who set the tone.

Seeping charm: full of light and character in Bethel

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BETHEL, CT – Charm, character and modern style combine as design elements in this custom remodeled home. Enter into the bright living room with vaulted ceiling, wood burning stove and hand hewn beams. The dining room opens to the living room and the elegant renovated European-style kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar. Sliders from the kitchen lead to one of the many decks to enjoy the outdoors. There is a downstairs laundry room and an updated powder room and one car garage access. The upper floor offers a private and airy bedroom/office with hardwood floors. The spacious master bedroom with updated ensuite bathroom opens to the outdoor balcony for morning coffee. Two additional bedrooms and a redone full bathroom complete the fully above ground lower level. Central air conditioning, gleaming hardwood floors upstairs and downstairs, and new ceramic tile in the kitchen and downstairs. Minutes from bustling downtown Bethel with its shops and restaurants.

Listed by: Amy Grossfeld, NMRE120 – Houlihan Lawrence

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Listed by: Amy Grossfeld, NMRE120 – Houlihan Lawrence
Listed by: Amy Grossfeld, NMRE120 – Houlihan Lawrence
Listed by: Amy Grossfeld, NMRE120 – Houlihan Lawrence
Listed by: Amy Grossfeld, NMRE120 – Houlihan Lawrence
Listed by: Amy Grossfeld, NMRE120 – Houlihan Lawrence
Listed by: Amy Grossfeld, NMRE120 – Houlihan Lawrence
Listed by: Amy Grossfeld, NMRE120 – Houlihan Lawrence
Listed by: Amy Grossfeld, NMRE120 – Houlihan Lawrence
Listed by: Amy Grossfeld, NMRE120 – Houlihan Lawrence

New Compton High School, Featuring Dr. Dre Sponsored Performing Arts Center, Officially Opens | News

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Construction of the new DLR Group-designed Compton High School in California has officially begun. Designers, dignitaries, school district leaders, staff, students and community members gathered on May 7 to celebrate the groundbreaking.

The 126-year-old school has a rich history, well known for producing music and sporting prodigies. The design of DLR Group celebrates this heritage through a new campus with a dynamic learning environment that aims to enhance the education of students and educators. The design solution is centered around learning suites that promote project-based learning, student exploration, general education, and relationship building. In addition, the learning suites will allow for cross-departmental collaboration. They are designed as separate suites that can be linked together by movable walls that open and close, allowing students and faculty to customize their spaces to support a variety of learning activities.

“This school represents another important step in Compton Unified’s efforts to improve student achievement and ensure that our schools offer relevant and future-oriented courses and activities,” said the chairman of the board of trustees of Compton Unified. Compton, Micah Ali. “I am grateful to our construction partners who bring the very best in facility design and construction to our Compton Fellows.”

The school is organized around what is known as Academic Boulevard, a large diagonal pedestrian thoroughfare that connects to Compton’s existing civic core. The boulevard connects the community’s civic center to the northeast of campus and a public park and regional bike path to the southwest, inviting the community into the school.

Each end of the boulevard is anchored by major civic and educational programs such as a new state-of-the-art performing arts complex at the southwest corner. Legendary Compton-born producer and entrepreneur Andre Young, or “Dr. Dre,” donated $10 million to the performing arts center, which will be called “Andre ‘Dr. Dre’Young Performing Arts Center. At the other end of the axis, there will be new fitness and athletics venues, including facilities for soccer, baseball, soccer, swimming, tennis, and more.

“The design of the DLR group provides various applied learning environments to engage students in real-world experiences. The learning will be on full display,” said Alenoush Aghajanians, Senior Design Manager, DLR Group.

“The educational spaces that open onto common areas, galleries and academic boulevard will spark interest and curiosity about what is happening at the new Compton High School,” added Aghajanians.

The new campus is expected to open for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Video via DLR Group on YouTube

How to Update an Unfinished Basement Without Renovating

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My huge unfinished basement, where I store household supplies, tools, extra winter clothes, and the toys I collect throughout the year for holiday giving, is one of my places favorites in my house. When I moved into the house in 2002, the space wasn’t ideal. It had cinder block walls, basic framing, zero insulation and a substandard plywood subfloor prone to dust and splinters, a hazard for someone like me who likes to walk barefoot.

However, over time I turned it into a utility space (although it’s not the prettiest), and it didn’t cost me much or require a major renovation. Whether you want to set up a personal gym, create a craft area, create a reading nook, or store canned goods, you too can carve out a little extra space. All it takes is a little imagination and some practical advice. Here’s how to start.

Instead of finishing the floor, paint it. Dylan Murray, general contractor and co-owner of Murray Craft Builders in Westchester, NY, covered his concrete basement floor with patio paint. It’s more durable than wall paint, and although it’s usually only available in white or gray, it can be tinted to almost any color. Murray says if your basement is prone to moisture, you’ll want to apply a first coat of vapor barrier, a thick, white paint that will seal the masonry.

You can also install peel-and-stick flooring over an unfinished subfloor or over concrete to “simulate” a finished floor, says Elizabeth Rees, co-founder of Chase the paper, a company that produces removable wallpaper. “You will find a wide range of models and looks. Some imitate tiles, others wooden planks. I opted for dark blue for the basement of my house,” she says. Look for peel and stick vinyl with a matte laminate coating, so it’s both non-slip and easy to clean. Rees says these products are easy to find at home improvement stores or you can order them online. Expect to pay around $1 to $5 per square foot.

Declutter a basement to make room for work, play and relaxation

Another option: interlocking foam mats. This was the solution for my shattered basement. Melanie Musson, Belgrade, Mont., home improvement expert with clearassurance.comcreated an exercise area in her basement using 2-by-2-foot black and gray foam panels, which she estimates cost less than $1 per square foot.

Instead of finishing the walls, hang curtains or sheets to cover them. Musson drove nails into his basement ceiling, then fashioned metal hangers into hooks and inserted a curtain rod to hang large curtains. You can also use tapestries or oversized fabric posters, says a Pittsburgh-based interior designer and home remodeler. Esther Dormer.

Murray suggests using two coats of masonry paint to cover the foundation walls. Another option, if you have a handful of timber framing available, is to install Homasote, which builders use for sound control. “It’s easy to nail into wood, then paint or wrap in fabric and use as a bulletin board,” he says.

In my house, I installed basement blanket insulation, a thick layer of fiberglass insulation covered in white plastic and attached to the walls from floor to ceiling. It may sound strange, but the space is warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and the plastic can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. You may need a professional for installation.

Instead of finishing the ceiling, spray paint it. Rent or borrow a paint sprayer, tape the walls and all major electrical connections with plastic, and spray the ceiling, including the rafters and ductwork, with black or dark gray paint. “It’s a sleek, semi-industrial look that’s not only timeless, but makes the ceiling disappear,” says the real estate agent. JoAnn Echtler of Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania.

Instead of buying expensive light fixtures, buy a mix of floor lamps and plug-in table lamps. You don’t need a matching set, so you can shop at thrift stores and thrift stores to save money. Replace incandescent bulbs with LEDs; they last a long time and new bulbs are available in a variety of brightness levels. LEDs are now also available in light strips, and you can replace hanging bulbs with flat LEDs for a more contemporary look. Stringing in larger exterior lights, such as teardrops or Edison-style lamps, is another option for creating a warm ambiance. “It looks clunky, but it’s actually a pretty look,” says Echtler.

Instead of finishing the space under the stairs, turn it into a storage nook. Freestanding shelves are easy to assemble and come in multiple widths, depths, and heights. Musson has created a pantry under her stairs with metal shelves for her homemade preserves. And if you want to dress up the steps themselves, try painting them. You can add sand to the paint for extra traction or, like I did at my house, apply peel and stick anti-slip strips to each step.

Instead of adding walls to define separate spaces, use tri-fold screens. “They’re stable, sturdy, and work well as room dividers,” says Musson, who uses one she found at a garage sale. Freestanding shelves are another option, or you can consider using overhead curtain rods, which are easy to install and work with curtains and drapes.

Instead of paying top dollar for furniture, buy parts at discount prices. Shop at clearance sections or big-box stores, such as TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, Ross Dress for Less, Target or even Big Lots, says Shannon Vissers, retail and buying analyst for Maverick Merchant. “Amazon also features a variety of inexpensive furniture, and if you buy in the less popular colors, you can often get a deep discount,” she says. “A mustard yellow bean bag can actually be a fun accent piece.” (Amazon founder Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.)

Acrylic folding chairs are a great way to add inexpensive yet functional seating, Dormer says. Card tables also work well as flexible furniture. Dormer suggests covering the top with contact paper and a piece of inexpensive glass to personalize the piece.

Denver-based writer Laura Daily specializes in consumer advocacy and travel strategy. Find it on dailywriter.net.

New Mason City Airport Terminal Floor Plan Approved | News

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MASON CITY, Iowa – MASON CITY AIRPORT TERMINAL UPGRADE PLANS CONTINUE.

MASON CITY AIRPORT’S PLANS FOR A NEW TERMINAL TAKE A BIG STEP FORWARD.

THE AIRPORT COMMISSION HAS DISCUSSED TWO FLOOR PLANS FOR A NEW TERMINAL TO BE BUILT JUST WEST OF THE CURRENT SITE.

ALL HAVE SINGLE LEVEL OPERATIONS.

DUE TO COST WITH AN ALTERNATE PLAN – MEMBERS VOTED TO APPROVE THE ORIGINAL FLOOR PLAN.

AIRPORT DIRECTOR DAVID SIMS HEARED FROM MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY ON THE NEED TO UPGRADE THE OLD TERMINAL OVER 6 DECADES OLD.

“A lot of people see the need, they’ve tried to leave here on flights that are almost full and are crammed into our security checkpoint. I think the majority of the community sees the need and sees the opportunity we have for this project.”

SIMS HOPE TO HAVE PILES IN THE GROUND BY THIS WINTER – CONSTRUCTION TO START NEXT SPRING.

THE TERMINAL YOU SEE BEHIND ME WILL BE MUCH DIFFERENT IN A FEW YEARS.

TODAY – THE AIRPORT COMMISSION DISCUSSED TWO FLOOR PLANS FOR THE NEW TERMINAL – BOTH HAVING THE TERMINAL ON ONE LEVEL.

ALTERNATIVE PLAN 1 WILL INCLUDE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES AND A CONFERENCE ROOM FACING THE TRACK.

INSTEAD – COMMISSION APPROVED ORIGINAL FLOOR PLAN.

AIRPORT MANAGER DAVID SIMS SAYS IT COMES AT AN EXTRA COST.

SIMS SAYS THE AIRPORT HAS BUDGED 7 AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS ONLY FOR THE TERMINAL.

COMBINED WITH CONSTRUCTION WORK ON THE GROUND AND PARKING – THE OVERALL COST WOULD BE CLOSER TO 12-14 MILLION.

THE COST IS COVERED BY CARE ACT FUNDING.

Nate and Jeremiah on Timeless Kitchen Upgrades

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On “Hometown”, Erin and Ben Napier has made such a difference in Laurel, MS, that a new spinoff, “Home Town Kickstart,” aims to replicate their revitalization efforts across America.

In the latest episode, “Upstate Update in Cornwall”, the Napiers get help from Nate Berkus and Jeremy Brentwho are heading from New York to Cornwall, NY, to transform a local clothing store as well as a family home where the community gathers.

The resulting renovations prove that even small changes can make a huge difference. Curious to see how the team combines big-city style with small-town charm? Check out the before and after photos below and learn some smart lessons you can apply to your own abode as well.

Vinyl flooring is durable and looks like wood

This old rug had to go.

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In Cornwall, Brent and Berkus meet Karen Kaiser Sharp, the owner of a beloved local store called Madison Avenue. Named after Kaiser Sharp’s daughter (not the street in New York), the store specializes in children’s clothing and rents out ball gowns. It has a lot of great inventory, but the decor leaves a lot to be desired, especially the old green carpet under their feet.

Berkus and Brent decide to replace the floors, first fixing the subfloor, which has suffered water damage, then adding a new floor with a sleeker look.

“We chose a luxury vinyl with a very rich color,” says Berkus. “The aged wood look will certainly be much more sophisticated.”

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After: With new floors, Madison Avenue feels like a different place.

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Vinyl flooring is also very durable, which is perfect for any store or residential space where people gather. With a shiny new coat of paint on the walls and new furniture, the space transforms into a sophisticated boutique, proving that sometimes a renovation has to start from scratch.

New signage helps make the exterior stand out

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The newly painted black shutters appear on this showcase.

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Towards the end of the Madison Avenue renovation, Berkus and Brent freshen up the exterior.

“With just a little paint it will go a long way,” Brent says. “The shutters are going to become this very beautiful shiny black, as well as the front door.”

They are also creating a new logo for the store and adding signage that helps make the exterior stand out. While most homes wouldn’t need a logo on the front, a nice new mailbox, address numbers or a welcome mat could have the same effect.

Neutral colors are a timeless backdrop

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This dated kitchen was all wood.

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Afterwards, Berkus and Brent visit Kurt and Laura Hahn, whose house is a popular gathering place for the community. They love to cook big meals for lots of friends and co-workers, but the layout of their home makes entertaining difficult.

To help out, Brent and Berkus decide to remove part of their living room wall and freshen up their kitchen, choosing soft colors to ensure food, friends and cooking utensils can take center stage.

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After: Light cabinets and dark lower cabinets look stylish.

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“Neutral colors with classic touches of natural wood, stone and brass,” Berkus says of the style selection. “This project is really about creating a sustainable space that will last forever for this family that is the center of the Cornwall community.

The black and white floor is also timeless

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This dining room was covered with more rugs.

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While Berkus and Brent want to install light and cool cabinetry in Kurt and Laura’s kitchen, they decide to go a little more dramatic for the floor.

“Today in the Hahns’ kitchen, we decided to add one of our signature styles: a black and white checkered floor,” Berkus says of the tile choice. “It’s a classic look that will give the Hahns a timeless kitchen. We want things to last and be great forever so that their lives are carefree and they have the freedom to continue supporting the community.

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After: These floors make a statement.

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Add new hardware to old furniture for a new look

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A beloved hutch made by Kurt Hahn’s grandfather

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While Brent and Berkus agree that the Hahn house needs some work, there’s one feature they both love: a hutch made by Kurt’s grandfather.

“It’s not often I say that, but I don’t want to do anything about it,” Brent said as he surveyed the piece of furniture, even pointing out that he would normally pay a fortune for a finish like this hutch.

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After: With new hardware and a stone top, this room is refreshed.

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However, they decide they can improve the room by adding a stone top and some antique hardware. Ultimately, the hutch still looks good but feels a bit more modern, while the stone top gives the piece a bit more functionality.

“It will also be a great place to serve if they need it,” Brent points out.

The immersive thrill of Matisse’s “The Red Studio”

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Henri Matisse’s large painting “L’Atelier rouge” (1911) is such a familiar icon of modern art that one wonders what there is left to say – or even notice – about it. A lot, as evidenced by a case for an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition surrounds the eponymous rendering of the artist’s studio with most of his eleven previous works which, in freehand copy, dot the uniform background of the painting in a powerful Venetian red. (Some of the original pieces are on loan from institutions in Europe and North America.) In addition, there are related later paintings, drawings and prints, as well as extensive documentary material. The whole, eloquently edited by curators Ann Temkin, of MOMAand Dorthe Aagesen, from the National Gallery of Denmark, immerse the viewer in the wonders of an artistic revolution that still resonates today.

Magnificent? Oh yeah. Aesthetic bliss saturates – radically, to a degree always likely to surprise when you stop to think about it – the means, the ends and the very soul of a style that was so ahead of its time that its full influence put decades to manifest. He did this decisively in the paintings of Mark Rothko and other American Abstract Expressionists in the years that followed. MOMAthe mid-century acquisition of “The Red Studio”, which had, until then, languished in obscurity. The works visually cited in the work – seven paintings, three sculptures and a decorated ceramic plate – cohabit with furniture and still life elements. Outlines tend to be sketchily indicated by thin yellow lines. Part of a pale blue window stands out. But nothing disturbs the essential harmony of the composition, the details strike the eye at once, with a concerted crash.

There is no possibility of entering the corner space depicted, even by imagination. Only certain subtle contrasts of warm and cold hues, pushing and pulling the viewer’s gaze, suggest anything like painterly depth. Not for Matisse the retention of visually forward and backward forms, as in the contemporary Cubism of his towering enemy Picasso. (Who earns their agon for life? The question is moot. They are like boxing champions who cannot identify themselves because they are in separate rings.) in a grassy landscape – one of the paintings of “The Red Studio” whose original is on hand for the show – reads democratically. Rapid strokes jostle in a single, albeit crumpled, optical plane. See if not, as your gaze glides smoothly over black outlines among greenery, blue water and sky, and orange flesh.

In 1907, when Picasso painted his insurrectionary touchstone “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon”, the Spaniard commented acerbically on Matisse’s revolutionary painting of the same year, “Nu bleu (Souvenir de Biskra)”: “If he wants make a wife, let him make her a wife. If he wants to draw a picture, let him draw a picture. In truth, Matisse did both at the same time, integrating the two primary functions of painting: illustration and decoration. “Blue Nude” is absent from “The Red Studio” and from this exhibition, but its spirit persists in the three sculptures presented, which extend, in the round, the pictorial touch of Matisse’s flat pictorial figuration. They almost equal, for me, the 20th century exploits in three dimensions of Brancusi and Giacometti.

The creation of “The Red Studio” came from a decorative commission from Moscow textile magnate Sergei Ivanovich Shchukin, a preeminent collector of European innovations, from Impressionist to Post-Impressionist to some on which the paint was barely dry. . His holdings, seized by the Bolsheviks in 1918, are today the glories of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. They include an absolute stunner by Matisse, “The Conversation” (1908-12), which I encountered at the Hermitage in 1989. An ironic air of domestic comedy bends the dominant intense blue and ravishing floral view of the work. . The artist, looking meek and upright in pajamas, confronts his seated wife, the fearsome Amélie, whom I can’t help but imagine telling her to have breakfast. (Matisse is almost never witty, but a sort of spectral humor, evoking sheer audacity, runs through just about everything with his hand.) This image is also not in the current show, but she is tattooed in my memory.

Shchukin’s lavish patronage of Matisse, which began in 1906, relieved the artist and his family of years of penury. It enabled a move to a comfortable house in Issy-les-Moulineaux, six kilometers from Paris, and the construction there, in 1909, of the spacious studio which became the site and often the subject of almost all of the works of Matisse until he decamped to Nice. , in 1917. In January 1911, the collector requested a trio of paintings of the same size, each about six by seven feet, leaving their subject matter to Matisse. Shchukin acquired the first, the relatively quiet ‘Pink Studio’, but, after receiving a watercolor copy of what Matisse titled ‘Red Panel’, he politely declined the design.

Shchukin explained that he preferred pictures with people, ignoring the presence of many figures in the visual quotation of previous works, such as the very attractive “Young Sailor II” (1906), the original of which is loaned for the show from the Metropolitan Museum, and the violently audacious “Nude with White Scarf” (1909), provided by the National Gallery of Denmark. Or did even the indulgent and carefree Russian, though too tactful to say, balk at the molten energy of the image? Matisse remained singularly controversial in artistic circles at this time, even as Picasso’s supernatural drawing disarmed many.

Always called “Red Panel”, the work appeared in 1912 at the Second Post-Impressionist Exhibition, in London, and the following year at the Armory Show, in New York and Chicago, but neither it nor anything another by Matisse has been sold. (In a Time interview with the artist in France, March 1913, critic Clara T. MacChesney bristles with condescending resistance to Matisse’s gracious comments, who strive to convey that he is a “normal” family man rather than the shaggy holy terror she had anticipated.) The painting then remained in the artist’s possession and out of public view until it was purchased, in 1927, as a posh trinket for a club Classy members-only social in London. After a period of private ownership, it was enthusiastically purchased by MOMAin 1949, just in time for its charismatic relevance to artists in New York and ultimately around the world.

In my opinion, there are three differently instructive failures among the works in this exhibition. “Le Luxe II” (1907-08) depicts three monumental nudes by the sea, strangely rendered in tempera (rabbit skin glue) rather than sensual oil, to a dryly static effect. But it was clearly worth a try for Matisse and takes his place in “The Red Studio”. Nostalgia may have motivated him to incorporate a small tacot, “La Corse, le vieux moulin”, painted in 1898, when he was twenty-eight, fresh out of art school and newly married. . Its conventional motif displays an unresolved mix of Post-Impressionist and nascent Fauvist techniques – a ticking time bomb, as it would turn out.

It took me a while to calm down on the impressive ‘Large Red Interior’ (1948), which closes the show as a bookend for ‘The Red Studio’. Lauded wildly at the time by formalist critic Clement Greenberg, it is masterful, admittedly, with virtuosic depictions of earlier images and numerous flowers in vases. But I find the work to be flawed by a quality – good taste – that Matisse sometimes risked but reliably avoided for most of his career. He feels involuntary— without passion, strictly professional. Shortly after completing this work, Matisse, still self-aware, put down his brushes, picked up a pair of scissors and began the sensational improvisations in cut-out colored paper that absorbed him until his death in 1954. Again, he found his way to an inner imperative that, with typical nonchalance, precipitated immortal outer consequences. ♦

Hayden City Council has a quick look at the new building on South Walnut Street

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An early design for Hayden’s new building on South Walnut Street would have a flat roof and front facade that mimics the current building and others on the block.
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Hayden City Council reviewed early plans for what the city’s new building on South Walnut Street will look like on Wednesday, May 4.

Council members say they favored a balanced look for the building’s facade, with an equal number of windows on either side of the main entrance – a trait also found on the current building.

City Manager Mathew Mendisco said he hopes deconstruction of the current building will begin later this summer and be completed before the end of the year, with work on the new building unlikely to start until 2023.



“It’s very preliminary,” Mendisco said.

Council last month voted to demolish the century-old building at 135 Walnut Street that had ties to a local pioneer after the issue sparked a heated discussion about what the city’s history has reached to the level it deserves to be. be preserved.



This building at 135 South Walnut Street in downtown Hayden.
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The building will be deconstructed in a process that hopes to save building materials that could be incorporated into the new structure. Current planning is being funded by a Colorado Department of Local Affairs grant that Mendisco said has been extended for another year, giving the city more time to complete the project.

The plans make floor plan recommendations and some basic exterior concepts based on other buildings on the block. Plans show that the building will contain coworking space, a private meeting room, semi-private workspaces, as well as a kitchen near the front. The building will eventually house the city’s business incubator.

The roof of the building will actually slope forward, Mendisco said. This hopes to alleviate the drainage issues plaguing the current structure by diverting stormwater to the street.

The building will also be slightly thinner, leaving enough room for a path and a side entrance.

For the facade of the building, council members said they preferred a similar look to what currently exists, with balanced windows on either side of the doorway as opposed to a staggered look.

“That was one of the original stipulations with the facade is that we try to stay as close as possible to what is there today,” council member Ed Corriveau said.

For the exterior material, Mendisco presented brick or concrete siding options, the first of which would match the building immediately north of 135 Walnut.

Mayor Zack Wuestewald said he wanted staff to explore wood cladding for the exterior of the facade, adding that the concrete cladding seemed too modern for one of Hayden’s older blocks. He suggested cedar or other wood clapboard siding, which resembles the buildings across the street.

Mendisco said staff would consider a timber facade in addition to the presented brick option ahead of council’s final decision at its next meeting later this month.

“It will define a final design in terms of the exterior,” Mendisco said. “Then we can release a finale, ‘this is what the new building will look like.'”

$20M Waterfront Estate + Luxury Home on Golf Course: FL Dream Homes

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FLORIDA — This week’s dream homes in Florida include a mid-century architectural marvel in Sarasota, a waterfront home overlooking the historic Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach, a Caribbean-style home on Old Tampa Bay and a luxury estate overlooking the 11th green at Fox Hollow Golf Club.

Waterfront Home in St. Pete Beach Offers Views of the Don CeSar

Located in St. Pete Beach overlooking the historic Don CeSar Hotel, this waterfront home was custom built by Alvarez Homes.

Just under 4,300 square feet of living space, this home has 85 feet of water frontage and a new dock with two elevators (25,000 and 10,000 pounds).

The home features lush landscaping, a large circular paved driveway, fresh exterior paint, and newly remodeled front entry steps with lighting.

It has an open floor plan with 12 foot ceilings and abundant natural light through hurricane resistant windows and sliding doors.

The main level offers a living room, kitchen and dining room as well as a private office with built-in furniture, a separate family or cinema room, a laundry room and a large en-suite bedroom.

A $20 million waterfront estate sits on 2 lots within Sarasota Harbor Acres

This waterfront estate lends a commanding presence to Harbor Acres, a highly desirable neighborhood in Sarasota.

It sits on two separate lots, two docks that can accommodate yachts up to 75 feet, and surprising views of the open bay, Ringling Causeway and downtown skyline, according to Redfin. The impressive list of amenities and features is endless at this personal resort on just under two acres of parkland with 249 degrees of beachfront.

Waterfront St. Pete Beach offers views of the Don CeSar

Located in St. Pete Beach overlooking the historic Don CeSar Hotel, this waterfront home was custom built by Alvarez Homes.

Just under 4,300 square feet of living space, this home has 85 feet of water frontage and a new dock with two elevators (25,000 and 10,000 pounds).

The home features lush landscaping, a large circular paved driveway, fresh exterior paint, and newly remodeled front entry steps with lighting.

Waterfront South Tampa Home Completely Renovated, Upgraded

Built in 2014, this contemporary South Tampa gated waterfront home was completely remodeled in 2017-2022.

Located on a canal opening onto Old Tampa Bay, this home features high-end upgrades including custom cabinetry and closets, architectural wood beams, balconies, full audio-visual equipment including TV mirrors in the bedrooms. bathrooms, steam showers, security cameras and a wine cellar.

French doors and plantation shutters add to this West Indian style living. Outside is an outdoor kitchen, pool with spa, pool cooler, waterfall, fire bowls, table and private dock and boat lift.

Luxury Trinity home overlooks the 11th green at Fox Hollow Golf Club

This custom built Mediterranean inspired pool house is located in the Champions Club nestled on a half acre lot overlooking the 11th green of Fox Hollow Golf Club.

Located in the exclusive gated section of Floresta, this home features 5,700 square feet of living space.

With high ceilings and marble floors, this estate offers four bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths in the main house with elegant formal spaces, gourmet kitchen, spacious main retreat, family room with detailed built-ins , a games room and an office on the first floor.

Additionally, there is a freestanding one bedroom, one bath casita with its own kitchen and living room.

This home features a private outdoor kitchen and gathering space with a fireplace overlooking the resort-style pool and tropical landscaping. Additional amenities include a second-floor balcony with stunning views, a private basketball court, and an oversized three-car garage with abundant custom storage.

NDMC to construct additional block at Indira Niketan Working Women Hostel

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New Delhi City Council (NDMC) will build an additional block with all modern facilities at Indira Niketan Working Women Hostel in Laxmibai Nagar, New Delhi to provide a safe and secure living place for women who come from outer regions from Delhi and live alone in the capital to study or work.

He was briefed by NDMC Vice President, Satish Upadhyay.

Upadhyay said the growing mobility of students to seek the education they desire is increasing the demand for accommodation facilities in the capital. The hostel as a residential unit can promote community life and provide security, especially for female students, who cannot live alone, or even in small groups, in foreign cities, he said. .

Upadhyay said that currently NDMC has three working women’s shelters in three prime locations in the city namely Swati – Mandir Marg, Aakansha – Mandi House and Indira Niketan – Laxmibai Nagar.

He said these hostels provide facilities for non-resident female workers at an economical rate.

Currently, Indira Niketan can accommodate around 200 women, and once the new block is developed, an additional 117 women will be able to take advantage of the facility.

“We had previously planned to expand the facility to the other hostels as well, but there were space constraints. Indira Niketan is spacious and so we decided to build a new block here,” he said. declared.

While giving the technical details of the additional block, Upadhyay said that the total area of ​​Indira Niketan is 6715.91m² with the old building being 852.87m² and the new building being 521.65m².

The whole building will be on an RCC frame structure which includes a three-storey building consisting of 10 bedrooms with attached toilets, while the ground floor consists of 9 bedrooms and a reception with a common passage of 1.8 meters wide. There is the provision of general facilities like a lift and stairs.

He further informed that the total estimated cost of the project is Rs 9.45 crore, this block will be equipped with all the modern and environment-friendly facilities like rainwater harvesting system, fire fighting system fires, etc.

He also informed that vitrified tile flooring will be used in all rooms, flush door sashes, aluminum glazed windows, stainless steel railing, granite stone in riser and stair tread, and exterior finish with Jaisalmer stone cladding etc. Work is likely to start in June after all tender formalities have been completed.

Colonial Country Club’s historic $20 million renovation to go ahead on tight schedule

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One of the big challenges in Gil Hanse’s career as a golf course architect is still over a year from the time the shovels hit the ground, and he knows there is no room for error or disaster.

Almost as soon as the last putt falls at the 2023 Charles Schwab Invitational, work will begin on a major renovation to the Colonial Country Club course. Hanse calls this a historical restoration.

The greens will be torn. Bermuda grass in the fairways and roughs will be killed off and eventually replaced with turf. Trees will be felled and others pruned. New irrigation and drainage pipes will be dug. Much of what currently exists will be replaced.

If the golf course was a house, it would be like demolishing everything down to the tenons.

“The hardest part of the project is that we can’t get started – more or less – until June 1,” said Hanse, one of the hottest names in golf course architecture. “It’s a very tight deadline.

“It’s a very, very narrow window, and we hope Mother Nature is kind to us.”

Hanse spoke by phone last week from Frisco, where he was visiting the site of the PGA Frisco course he designed and which is set to host the 2027 PGA Championship. Other recent work includes the course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which hosted the 2016 Olympics, a renovation of the Southern Hill Country Club in Tulsa, which will host the PGA Championship next week, and a renovation of the Country Club in Brookline, Mass. , which will host the US Open in June.

“Even though we have a year,” he said, “we really only have six months of good growing weather.”

The catering, which was announced on the eve of the Schwab Challenge 2021, was due to begin at the end of this year’s tournament, which begins on May 26. It was pushed back a year when it became clear that supply chain issues could lead to disastrous delays. .

“We had to make sure we would have the gear we needed when we needed it,” said Frank Cordeiro, Colonial Country Club’s general manager and general manager. “We have a very well-defined schedule, which does not allow for delays.”

The decision to delay the project by more than $20 million was the right thing to do, he added.

The Colonial Country Club Master Plan shows the plans for the 2023 renovation of the golf course. The renovation was originally scheduled to start in 2022 but was pushed back a year.(Hanse Golf Course Design)

“Having a definite and inflexible plan forces us to do certain things. Our plan is to have the course ready for the event. If you don’t know you can do it, you don’t.

If the Schwab Challenge continues to occupy the Memorial Day weekend dates, the 2023 event will end on May 28, and the next tournament will begin on May 22, 2024.

Some of the changes above ground will be subtle. Tournament regulars of the last three quarters of a century will recognize Hanse’s touch.

The project required his team to do extensive research on the course founded in 1936.

“We searched a lot to find the true Colonial design,” Hanse said. “There are so many iterations of Colonial over the years.”

Early prominent architects include John Bredemus, Ralph Plummer and Perry Maxwell.

In their research, Hanse’s team discovered that issues 3-5, the Horrible Horseshoe, were Maxwell’s main contribution and did not originally include all of the bunkers that currently exist.

Hanse plans to remove one fairway bunker and two green bunkers on par-3 No. 3. The green bunkers on par-3 No. 4 would also be removed, as would the green bunkers to the left of par-4 No. 5 Smaller trees have already been removed on the right side of No 5 to bring the Trinity River into view, if not also into play.

“It’s a win-win for PGA Tour members and players,” Hanse said of the bunker removal because it makes it more playable for members and bunkers don’t normally come into play for Tour players.

“We’re trying to bring it back to something that feels like it’s been there forever,” he said.

Catering balances member needs with the challenge of testing PGA Tour pros who visit for a week each year.

“Because we focus so much on the story, I think it’s usually members first,” Hanse said. “At the end of the day, we work for the members. But Colonial’s identity is tied to the tournament.

Although the work will not begin for more than a year, a schedule has been established for the completion of the tasks. First on the list are green complexes, Hanse said. It takes about a week to set up the underground cooling and heating system, shape a green and plant the grass for each green. If all goes as planned, this work should be completed by August.

Colonial took a bit of a lead. The pumping station of the underground system is already installed. Hydronic units control the temperature and humidity level and will create ideal conditions for the health and growth of bentgrass greens.

Colonial hired Rich McIntosh as Director of Agronomy in December 2021. He was at Torrey Pines in San Diego. He has experience in organizing major professional tournaments and PGA Tour events. And he participated in major construction projects.

The most dramatic changes will be to the par 3 holes, particularly numbers 8 and 13. Number 8 originally played with the Trinity River on its right hand side. Hanse will create a mirror image of the original design by bringing the green closer to the stream and the barranca on the left. The tee box will be moved forward into a valley, creating an uphill hole.

No. 13 originally played with a Trinity River rainbow up front. This look will be restored. The green will move away from the pond. The wall that currently separates the water from the green will be removed. A bunker will be added at the water’s edge.

“The evolution of the golf course was a more formalized landscape,” Hanse said of the improvements made over the years. “We restore the rustic patina. We’ll give it more of a sense of place, a riverside, a Texas landscape.

If all goes as planned, it will debut in 2024.

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All the tech that caught our eye at the Miami F1 Grand Prix – TechCrunch

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All eyes are on Miami this weekend as international celebrities arrive for the city’s first Formula 1 Grand Prix. The European racing event has drawn many American fans, thanks to the “Netflix effect” of “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” – ​​the hit franchise that has spawned some of the most gripping rivalries in modern streaming and which has just been renewed for seasons 5 and 6.

This in turn has attracted a new class of tech sponsors, including Google, Amazon, Dell and Oracle, who can use their computing power to analyze the 100,000 data points these $20 million machines generate per second. This means the 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship calendar is not just a celebration of speed, but the triumph of math, science and data every weekend from February to November.

Additionally, the technology tested on the track – ever-changing due to ever-changing governing body regulations – tends to trickle down to passenger cars, so what’s on show today could be in showrooms tomorrow.

Here’s the best tech we spotted at the Miami International Speedway around Hard Rock Stadium this weekend.

McLaren

McLaren Racing’s Formula 1 benefits this year from partnerships with Google and Dell. Google left its mark on the MCL36 piloted by Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo with logos for Android and Chromewhose primary colors revolve around its hubcaps, which have returned to F1 cars for the first time since 2009 due to new regulations this season.

But the multi-year partnership goes further.

“This collaboration has the potential to solve large and complex engineering challenges – from improving the team’s telemetry and design capabilities through AI, to accelerating decision-making and protecting team communications using Android 5G,” Nicholas Drake, Google VP of Marketing, written in a blog post.

The McLaren team also uses Android-connected phones, tablets and headphones to monitor performance from the pit, as well as Dell’s prototyping and simulation software.

“We are in a constant state of rapid prototyping our cars to make them faster with data-driven engineering changes, on average around every 20 minutes,” said Edward Green, senior digital architect at McLaren Racing, in a press release.

Among the top five cars on the circuit, the margin between the fastest and slowest cars can be a very slim 0.15%, making the simulation power that Dell provides an integral part of the team’s performance .

Red Bull

Red Bull Racing the car may have the cure that will allow the team and driver Max Verstappen to defend the world title: its main sponsor’s Oracle Cloud software that uses machine learning to analyze the variables of race day, when make a pit stop to what kind of tires to use.

The software will analyze data points from Friday and Saturday’s practice laps at Hard Rock Stadium to simulate races and decide the best course for Sunday. This is especially important on new race tracks such as the temporary 19-turn Hard Rock Stadium F1 circuit where historical data does not exist.

Red Bull driver Sergio Perez said the surface conditions at Miami Gardens were difficult. “There’s not a lot of grip on the racing line at this track,” Perez said after falling behind in Friday’s practice sessions, “and it’s also very serious there. .”

IT expertise can also help Red Bull solve a challenge most teams have faced so far this season: a phenomenon called ‘porpoising’ for the bouncing effect it produces when cars are speeding on long straight lines. This is an effect of FIA rule changes for the 2022 season which give teams greater control over ground dynamics to generate downforce.

Red Bull’s solution is a metal strip that adds stiffness and stiffness to the floor of the team’s RB18 race car. This “ice skate” design also acts as a skate that reduces flex once the subfloor touches the track.

Mercedes AMG Petronas

After a disappointing start to the 2022 season, the long-dominant Mercedes team launches updates to its front and rear fenders for the race in Miami.

FIA regulations that changed the design of the front and rear wings for 2022 and reintroduced a beam wing after a nine-year hiatus have forced teams to rethink their aerodynamic systems, particularly for the front wing, which serves as the first point of crucial contact that directs airflow through the body. Mercedes’ upgrades aim to improve efficiency and reduce drag for the W13 race car driven by George Russell and Lewis Hamilton.

Russell led Friday afternoon’s second practice lap, giving the team and their fans hope that Mercedes have ironed out the issues. Meanwhile, seven-time world champion Hamilton has been given a temporary exemption for the weekend to wear jewelry he cannot easily remove, including a platinum nose ring, so the team can advance to full speed.

What you can buy in Rhode Island for $700,000

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Welcome to 31 Reuben Brown Lane! This home sits on a 4 acre lot and has a 4 bedroom septic tank. The impressive floor-to-ceiling entrance is flooded with natural light and has been re-carpeted. The first floor offers an updated 1/2 bath and laundry room, an updated kitchen with granite countertops as well as a stainless steel island and appliances, it opens up perfectly to the dining room. family (floor plan is flexible). The dining room and living room feature two sets of French doors to the back yard, a granite fireplace and a pellet stove, beautiful laminate floors cover the first floor of this spacious home. A Tuscan-influenced archway opens into a large study or bedroom on the first floor. The second floor bedrooms have gleaming hardwood floors and the two secondary bedrooms are very large. The second floor bathroom is updated with granite and new lighting and the equally updated huge master offers a spacious master bath! The backyard is level and open with lots of potential for decks/patios and more. An attached two-car garage completes this colonial home.

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Theodore W Borden House 1872 – A Second Empire Victorian with a freestanding carriage house is listed on the National Register with charming historic details and modern upgrades. This is an excellent opportunity for an investor or buyer looking to own and occupy an investment income property. This home was built to last by the owners of Cook Borden Lumber Co. Built as a single family home, it is currently divided into four units. The owners’ accommodation on the first and half of the second floor comprises three bedrooms, two complete bathrooms, living room, library, dining room and kitchen. The other three units each have a bedroom, a full bathroom and a living room with a private entrance. Consistent rental history with on-site parking. Easy freeway access to Boston an hour away and Providence 20 minutes away make this the perfect location.

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St. Paul’s Mansion originally built for the Hamm brewing family listings for $1.85 million

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In the 1930s, the Hamm brewing family commissioned Clarence Johnston Sr. to build a Georgian revival in St. Paul on a sprawling 2-acre property.

The picturesque Crocus Hill property has rarely changed hands over the years. Now, after three decades, Bonnie and Jim D’Aquila are ready to hand over ownership to the fourth generation of owners. They put the 10,000-square-foot, eight-bedroom, eight-bathroom home on the market.

“It will be sad to move, but on the other hand it gives someone else the chance to have this wonderful experience,” Jim said. “[We moved here because] we were struck by the history of the house. And that court was extraordinarily private and abundant.”

A History of Minnesota Royalty

According to the book “Minnesota Architect: The Life and Work of Clarence H. Johnston” by Paul Clifford Larson, the house was the last known work of Johnston, who died the year the house was built. Its grand scale is in line with other Johnston-designed residences such as the Glensheen Mansion in Duluth and the Summit Avenue estates.

The D’Aquilas enjoyed the home’s rich history, made even richer when the couple, active in the arts community, met the original owner.

The house was built for Theodora “Pinkie” Lang, the granddaughter of Hamm’s founder, Theodore Hamm, and the daughter of William Hamm Sr., who succeeded her father in the family business.

Like Pinkie, the D’Aquilas are art lovers and met her at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Pinkie told the couple the history of the house and how it earned its nickname, the “limousine house”, for its lavish parties.

“We were able to meet her several times. She is a very kind person… [her] son sat in the living room and the memories came flooding back,” Jim said. “Bringing the original owner and his children into our lives has given him more depth.

Preserve and enhance

The D’Aquilas have kept the house well maintained and have also taken on major projects over the years.

“The house needed a full makeover – painting, lots of ceiling and roof repairs,” Jim said. “Over time, we made entirely new mechanics.” Wood finishes, including pecan wood walls and cabinetry, have been preserved.

The house was built with two separate spaces, one for the family, the other for the staff. The couple made the disjoint spaces cohesive and suitable for modern living.

The biggest transformation took place in the kitchen, where they enlarged and removed walls to create a more open floor plan. The original linoleum asphalt slab has been replaced with slate flooring. Top of the line kitchen appliances have been installed.

“The whole family is passionate about cooking,” Jim said.

Other spaces have also been transformed. A former sewing room has become an office area for the couple’s children. A former cannery has been transformed into a wine cellar. In the basement, a sauna has been added.

The outdoor spaces have also received some love. The couple added a veranda to the living room and dining room that overlooks the valley and installed a swimming pool.

The English garden is also decorated with fountains and a greenhouse. They also added a wood-fired pizza oven and a Tuscan terracotta grill.

Idyllic spaces

With their adult children, the soon-to-be-empty nests are ready to move on.

“It’s time for our next step in life,” Bonnie said.

Listing agent Mike Lynch said the property is notable for its history and features – from the floor-to-ceiling windows to the five wood-burning fireplaces.

“To me, this is a supreme illustration of the work of architect Clarence Johnston and the impact he left on the city of St. Paul,” he said. “The sellers of this home have taken the property to the next level with love and thought.”

The D’Aquilas said they loved the house for its large rooms, which served as the perfect backdrop for the things they love.

“It’s such a beautiful space to appreciate art,” Jim said. “With some of these newer homes with such an open floor plan, the wall space and artwork is an afterthought.”

The estate is also ideal for gatherings.

“We could entertain so many people at the same time. It became the center of our family,” Bonnie said. “I hope people use [the house] to celebrate family and friendships like Pinkie did and like we did.”

Mike Lynch ([email protected]; 612-619-8227) of Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty has the $1.85 million SEO.

ThedaCare Inaugurates $100 Million Investment to Upgrade ThedaCare-Neenah Regional Medical Center

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NEENAH, Wis. – For over a century, ThedaCare has proudly provided care to individuals and families in Northeastern and Central Wisconsin. In October 2021, system leaders announced a major project, a $100 million investment to modernize the ThedaCare-Neenah Regional Medical Center campus, while improving and expanding services. the inspired past; A healthier future the modernization will transform healthcare for everyone who lives in the area and allow ThedaCare to continue its commitment to keeping care local.

ThedaCare is pleased to celebrate the grand opening of its Emergency Department to expand, redesign and create additional care space.

“This milestone in investment in ThedaCare-Neenah Regional Medical Center comes as our healthcare system reinvents healthcare,” said Imran A. Andrabi, MD, President and CEO of ThedaCare. “ThedaCare prides itself on being a proactive partner in healthcare, enriching everyone’s life and creating value in everything we do. Through investments like this, at our flagship hospital in Neenah, we can continue to prepare and meet the needs of the communities we serve, keeping our patients and families safe and healthy, now and in the future.

Improvements to the Emergency Department (ED) at ThedaCare-Neenah Regional Medical Center will advance coordinated care across the ThedaCare Service Area, including critical access hospitals, providing patients with better access to innovative and specialized care . The project’s advancements will be welcome additions to the campus which currently provides critical care services, such as the region’s only Level II trauma center, certified stroke center and emergency department.

Coordinated emergency care during construction

The inauguration of the works highlights the first major phase of construction. Teams will work to expand the emergency room, doubling the current care space. When complete, there will be 20 exam rooms, including specialized trauma and behavioral health rooms, with the latest technology, equipment and spaces to provide patients with the best care experience.

To ensure the ability to adapt quickly and plan for future healthcare needs, the design plan also includes an increased number of negative pressure rooms, also known as isolation rooms, which provide a safe space for care for people with an infectious disease.

The layout of the emergency department focuses on patient safety and quality of care. The care team workstation will be located in the center of the area, with care rooms around the perimeter, providing teams with a direct line of sight into every room. Through the commitment to understanding the unique needs of the communities served, leaders recognized the growing demand for behavioral health support in the emergency department. The new space includes designated rooms for behavioral health services, with patient and team member safety in mind.

Current services, including emergency care, will remain open during the construction process. “Our patients and their families were our priority when we planned our intentional building phases, allowing them to continue to have easy access to essential services,” said Lynn Detterman, senior vice president of ThedaCare South Region. “We appreciate the community’s understanding as we work to build the Neenah campus. Our team members are committed to helping patients and visitors manage the changes they may experience during this time.

Additionally, during this construction phase, the ThedaStar Air Medical Program heliport will be relocated to be adjacent to the entrance to the emergency department. The move will allow patients to be quickly transferred to trauma services as soon as they arrive, when time is critical. There will also be a separate hallway for trauma patients, allowing them the privacy and dignity they deserve.

Modernization made possible thanks to the generosity of the community

Improvements to Improve Patient Experience at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-

Neenah was funded in part by generous donors who support ThedaCare Foundation-Neenah. Donors have already graciously donated over $15 million to date and continue to work with our community to provide everyone with the opportunity to invest in this historic campaign.

“We have a rich history of compassionate care for people in this community, and we are extremely fortunate to have caring and generous community members who support our health and wellness mission,” Dr. Andrabi said. “This project was made possible in part by their kind donations, and we are grateful to them for joining us in building a healthier future for all.”

Inauguration linked to the overall modernization

The design of the improvements aims to reduce costs, improve capacity, create sustained operational efficiency with more efficient work areas for healthcare teams, and ultimately deliver an exceptional patient experience. The design was created in partnership with physicians, clinicians and staff.

Other modernization highlights include:

  • Improve the specialized space to care for stroke patients as the only comprehensive stroke center in the region, a designation given to hospitals that have specific capabilities to care for the most complex stroke cases.
  • Updated operating rooms to include advanced robotic surgical equipment and created four dedicated robotic suites to support better patient outcomes and develop an exceptional teaching environment as leaders in robotic surgery.
  • Modernization of the Family Birth Home, allowing families to welcome the little ones into the world in a modern, comfortable and soothing environment.
  • Creation of a new environment for the Women’s Center, which includes mammography, diagnostic and imaging, and bone density testing. The space will establish a comfortable space where women can feel confident in their personalized and proactive healthcare decisions.
  • Improve and expand access to behavioral health services by redesigning the hospitalization space.
  • Creation of the “main street”, where the main ambulatory diagnostic services will be located on the first floor of the hospital to ensure easier access for patients.
  • Design of a new dining room on the ground floor for the comfort of visitors and team members.

Inside the hospital, some offices and services have been relocated in order to begin work on the creation of the “main street”, where the main ambulatory diagnostic services will be located on the first floor of the hospital to ensure easy access. easier for patients.

The next phase of construction, which will include work to create the “main street”, is scheduled to begin in fall 2022. Full modernization is expected to be completed in fall 2023.

Arm China’s renegade leader makes his last stand

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High in a Shenzhen office tower, the new chief executive of Arm’s China unit found a six-man security team barring him from the offices of the British chip designer.

But Liu Renchen, glasses pressed to his nose and khaki to his navel, was determined to go in and resolve a two-year corporate battle. Seizing control of the renegade Chinese unit is crucial to plans by Arm owner Japan’s SoftBank to list the UK’s biggest tech company.

Last week, Shenzhen officials finally agreed to remove Arm China chief Allen Wu, erasing his name from business records and fashioning a new “chop,” or corporate seal, that authorizes official documents and with which Wu held power for nearly two years.

Wu refused to surrender. “Legally we have control, physically the other side doesn’t put it on a silver platter,” a person close to Arm China’s board said. “We have to go in and take it.”

This account of the battle for control of Arm China is based on several people with direct knowledge of the events. Allen Wu, Arm China, Arm and SoftBank did not respond to requests for comment.

The clash ended after police descended on Arm’s offices on the 24th floor and took away two of Wu’s guards. Liu posed for a stiff, unsmiling photo in front of large Chinese figures hanging in the fountain of the office: Anmou Keji or Arm Technology.

Arm China’s new general manager Liu Renchen poses after entering the office © Arm China

But the resumption of the Shenzhen office last Friday was only a partial victory, as Wu’s team warned city workers to work from home until further notice.

In recent days, both sides have bombarded Arm China’s roughly 800 employees with messages. Wu’s team sent instructions to report “requests for information or fulfillment of any order” to their current supervisors “to prevent disclosure of non-public information to the outside.”

Meanwhile, his loyalists controlling the computer system were blocking emails and deleting internal messages from the new Arm-backed leadership team that was asking employees and managers to stop obeying Wu. His team had also retained the bank accounts, the website, social media accounts and the head office in Shanghai.

But on Friday morning, Wu’s grip on the company began to crack. An IT manager ‘betrayed’ him, a person involved said. Liu’s emails began to land in staff inboxes. The Arm China website, used by Wu to propagate attacks on SoftBank as a “big western capital consortium” bent on hobbling China’s chip industry, has been taken down.

When Arm and his Chinese partner Hopu Investments regain full control of the business, it will be a business that Wu has rebuilt in two years of unfettered rule.

He systematically eliminated disloyal employees and encouraged personal loyalty by handing out bonuses and perks while hiring dozens of employees. Recent red Chinese New Year envelopes filled with money were stamped with the character of his surname “Wu” rather than the company name.

He also pushed the idea internally that “Anmou Keji” is an independent company dedicated to developing China’s semiconductor industry, a message that led some core staff to see Liu as an illegitimate successor.

Last week, 430 Arm China employees signed an open letter supporting Wu. working together to make Anmou Keji a great Chinese technology company!” said the letter.

While some employees said they were under pressure to sign, their admiration for Wu and his willingness to continue supplying chip designs to Chinese national champion Huawei in the face of sanctions from Washington is also real.

A similar open letter published two years ago at the start of the dispute was used as a test of loyalty, several employees who did not sign were demoted. Jurgen Hao, who worked in the sales team in Beijing, said he was stripped of 80% of his critical customer accounts because he refused to add his name.

The corporate battle has highlighted the dangers of doing business in China for foreign investors drawn by the lure of the vast market.

At almost every turn, Arm and its owner SoftBank were outmaneuvered by local operators. The Communist Party-controlled courts have never held a formal hearing on the lawsuits related to the standoff. In the end, it took the possibility of losing Arm’s working interest in the local joint venture for the Chinese government to act.

Liu, a government adviser and businessman who has married his career to the interests of the state, replaces Wu as co-CEO and in the critical role of legal representative. For more than a decade, he has worked to facilitate technology transfer to China, with a stint in San Francisco recruiting talent and tech projects in Shenzhen, according to state media. He currently runs a state-backed company called Shenzhen Qingyan Technology Transfer Co.

Those involved said Liu was a compromise candidate chosen to satisfy Chinese officials and pave the way for Arm China to return to its majority shareholders.

From Beijing’s perspective, Arm’s energy-efficient chip plans are a crucial piece of the puzzle in the country’s race to catch up with the United States in semiconductors. Arm’s designs underpin almost every smartphone.

But as with any foreign product essential to China’s tech supply chain, Arm made Beijing uncomfortable. To allay those concerns and further integrate Arm’s designs into China’s booming electronics industry, the British company set up a joint venture in 2018.

Arm China shareholding structure

Chinese investment firm Hopu took a 36% stake and Wu traveled the country to attract other investors. “Allen spent months planning the structure of the joint venture to maximize his control,” a Wu confidant said. Most of the money Wu raised, $202 million in total, bought a stake of 13.3%, which on paper was ultimately controlled not by Wu, but by a replacement shareholder.

Arm executives in Cambridge appear to have been unaware of the arrangement. It is still unclear what will happen to Wu’s shared interests. He has already asked for up to $200 million to buy it out.

Those involved say that with Shenzhen’s record change, Arm and his partner Hopu will eventually take full control of the business, but note that the stalemate could still drag on because Shanghai, where Wu and its main offices are based, remains under a Covid -19 confinement.

“He has a team of creative lawyers looking for ways to keep him in power,” the person close to the board added. He may not be able to keep paying them from Arm China accounts any longer.

Nian Liu contributed reporting from Beijing

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Friendswood looks to future development

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The town of Friendswood is expected to experience unprecedented development over the next five to 10 years, Friendswood Mayor Mike Foreman said, with the majority occurring downtown.

Downtown will have three new developments completed by 2024: one started in April, a second will start this year and a third will start in 2023. One of the developments is a 30-room boutique hotel, named the 161 project , which will be the first hotel within the city limits of Friendswood and will operate as its own community with apartments, offices and retail space, said Brett Banfield, co-owner of Banfield Properties, which is developing the 161 project.

“That’s always been the vision for downtown,” said Friendswood City Manager Morad Kabiri. “You can’t have a robust, vibrant downtown without residential units nearby.”

Along with downtown developments, the city is also putting the finishing touches on downtown revitalization and planning for the city’s future by updating its master plan. Developers are also building three new planned communities that will contribute to residential growth in the city.

Bringing the city center to life

Development at Friendswood has not always been on the rise. According to Banfield, downtown Friendswood was in decline in the 1980s.

“In the late 90s and early 2000s, downtown Friendswood looked so bad that investors and lenders started turning away,” Banfield said.

Downtown development, which is anchored by South Friendswood Drive, began to take off around 2015, Banfield said. It was then that Banfield, then head of the town’s Community and Economic Development Committee, presented his findings on the town center to Friendswood Town Council, noting the amount of undeveloped land on which the city ​​was seated.

According to the presentation, there were 25 vacant lots and buildings across the city, including 734,225 square feet of vacant commercial property within a 1-mile radius of Friendswood Drive. The city generated $21,403 in property tax revenue from these properties in 2014. Since the presentation, 10 of the 17 acres of land have been redeveloped and added $23.6 million to the property tax base commercial, Banfield said via email.

City officials expect the three ongoing developments to generate a large amount of sales taxes, and they said they hope to reduce the amount of property taxes residents must pay.

“Over the last 20 years or so we’ve been focused on diversifying that tax base beyond just residential, so there’s been a big push to get commercial growth,” Kabiri said. The three incoming town center developments are the Albritton, Project 1715 and Project 161 – the first two being developed by Tannos Development Group.

The Albritton, located at 408 S. Friendswood Drive, will be a $31 million mixed-use development comprising apartments and retail, and construction will begin later this year. The $20 million 1715 project, located at 1715 S. Friendswood Drive, is a medical office building that began in April, Tannos Development Group President Louis Tannos said. The projects will be completed in 2023 and 2024, respectively.

Meanwhile, Banfield Properties’ Project 161 will include 30 hotel rooms, retail space, offices and 30 multi-family units. The estimated $20 million development will be located at 161 W. Shadowbend Ave. Project 161 is in design, and Banfield said he hopes to start in early 2023 and open by the end of 2024.

One of the main reasons for building the hotel is so that Friendswood residents can put their families somewhere for graduations, weddings and reunions, Foreman said.

Several downtown revitalization projects are also underway. A $3 million project funded by the Texas Department of Transportation is nearing completion and involves improving sidewalks, ramps, crosswalks and traffic lights on S. Friendswood Drive between FM 2351 and Whispering Pines Ave. The project, which began on June 14, is expected to wrap up at the end of May, according to Aubrey Harbin, director of community development at Friendswood.

The city is also securing uniform street lighting and wayfinding signage to help tie it all together, but won’t know more about costs and timelines until late summer, officials said.

“It’s amazing that when you make improvements to your downtown in this way, businesses also start to come in and add to the look of downtown, and it’s kind of a snowball effect. “, Foreman said.

To look forward

Along with the three downtown developments, city officials are also considering developments outside the downtown core.

The city updated its previous land use map from 2008 at the end of 2021.

“The future land use map is a guide that the commission and the city council should use to make future zoning decisions,” Harbin said.

The future land use map is part of the overall plan, last updated in 1998, which is considered a living document that tells the story of Friendswood, according to Harbin. The new plan will include updates to community facilities, drainage, and the parks and recreation master plan.

In addition, the city has three planned communities in the works. The three planned communities are the Avalon in Friendswood; Friendswood trails; and Georgetown, which is still in the planning phase. They are expected to bring a combined 995 lots to the city, but the city still has at least 25% land mass to develop, Kabiri said.

“While these projects are monumental for Friendswood given our history, there are still projects to undertake,” Kabiri said.

New building to create a “unified complex” for Bowers CIS

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Construction is expected to begin in early 2023 on a state-of-the-art academic building for the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science. The new building will accommodate the college’s rapid growth, foster student-faculty collaborations, and create an open landscaped green space with Bill and Melinda Gates Hall.

The building will provide space and sustain the Bowers CIS community, where 76% of all Cornell undergraduates take at least one course, and which has seen a six-fold increase in enrollment over the past decade and recently surpassed the milestone of 2,000 adult students. Scheduled to open in 2025, it will also for the first time bring together the college’s three departments – computer science, information science and statistics and data science – in a single complex.

A rendering of open landscaped green space, which will provide a place for gathering and events, while reinforcing the identity of Bowers CIS.

“There’s a huge intellectual benefit to having the departments together as a cohesive, collaborative whole,” said Kavita Bala, Dean of Cornell Bowers CIS. “The inspiration that results from working closely together and from chance encounter is going to have a huge positive impact in seeding new kinds of ideas that cross disciplines and departmental boundaries.”

To make room for the new building, Cornell will move its NCAA Division I baseball field to the corner of Ellis Hollow and Game Farm roads, south of the McGovern football fields in the city of Ithaca.

The new synthetic turf baseball field will include stadium seating for 500 people, as well as an enclosed clubhouse and press room. The stadium complex, designed by Stantec Ewing Cole Architects, will be built into the hillside; spectators will enter at lobby level and step down to their seats or stand for an unobstructed view of the pitch.

An 80-car parking lot will be constructed adjacent to the land, connected to Ellis Hollow Road by a new private access road.

“Hoy Field has been a wonderful home for the Cornell Baseball program for 100 years,” said Ryan Lombardi, vice president for student and campus life. “Together with the coaching and athletics staff, we are confident that the new field and facilities will usher in an exciting new chapter for Cornell Baseball.”

The project is largely made possible by the 2020 Gift from Ann S. Bowers ’59 who named the college.

The new L-shaped building will be located south of Gates Hall and connected by a bridge on its eastern facade. Together, the four-story buildings will form an open, landscaped green space that will provide a place for gatherings and events, while reinforcing the identity of Bowers CIS. Rhodes Hall, which houses elements of Bowers CIS, as well as the Upson and Duffield rooms, will be visible from the building and its landscaped areas.

“The outdoor space will be wonderful,” Bala said. “Our students will have a place to hang out and be part of our community.”

The new college building is fully accessible along its entire length, with multiple entrances; the main entrance will face Hoy Road, accessed by a sloping accessible path from a new pedestrian crossing, or along a footpath from Gates Hall. Give it to me! The cafe currently in Gates Hall will be relocated to the lobby of the new Hoy Road building.

Bala envisions the two buildings becoming a single space for Bowers CIS. “Our plan is to have it really be a unified complex,” she said, “with departments crossing those two spaces and fostering continuity across the college.”

The ground floor of the new building will contain the most active elements of the building, including the café; a large common area for gathering; large classrooms; and spaces for maker and builder labs. The upper floors will house research and administrative offices, research laboratories, associated collaboration spaces and meeting spaces.

The structure will feature high-performance construction materials that meet or exceed Cornell’s sustainability goals – including carbon reduction, energy consumption reduction, water conservation and integrated landscape.

Construction on the new Cornell Baseball Home will begin later this year and is expected to be completed in time for the 2023 season. Hoy Field celebrated its 100th anniversary this year; it hosted opposing players including Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig (Columbia), former President George H.W. Bush (Yale), and former New York Mets pitcher and current broadcaster Ron Darling (Yale).

Cornell hired Boston-based architects Leers Weinzapfel, along with landscape architects Olin Studio, to design the new Bowers CIS building.

Caley Kuoko buys Taylor Lautner’s Agoura Hills pad for $5.25m: report

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Lautner listed the home for sale in March for $4.99 million. Later that month, the Redfin listing noted that there was an ongoing deal on the five-bedroom home.

Cuoco, a Camarillo native, is one of TV’s highest-paid actors, according to Dirt. She recently sold her Hidden Hills home for $16 million, Dirt reported.

The elegant five bedroom offers beautiful mountain views with an open concept floor plan. The house has an indoor-outdoor feel to the living areas which is perfect for Agoura Hills.

The house has hidden gems throughout, such as a speak-easy style living room with a bar and a mural of a rose and a butterfly mural in a room currently used as an office.

Outside, the house features an infinity pool with stylish pool chairs and a covered outdoor living area, all overlooking the stunning mountain views from the house.

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  • Address: 31625 Lobo Canyon Rd, Agoura Hills, CA
  • Price: $4999950
  • Square feet: 5647
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Listing Description: The ULTIMATE contemporary masterpiece! Ideally located on 9 private acres in a small elite gated community of only 11 properties! Designed and built to perfection! Absolutely spectacular finishes throughout. This epic custom estate offers explosive unobstructed views with complete privacy! The amazing open concept floor plan offers a master suite on the FIRST floor along with two more bedrooms and a separate office. Ascending the floating staircase to the second level you will find a superb gym/bonus room, another bedroom and a one of a kind living room which could be converted back into a 5th bedroom. Interior appointments include numerous sets of pocket doors, a breathtaking modern kitchen with imported Italian cabinetry, 10.5 inch wide French oak floors, Fleetwood doors and windows, 12 foot ceilings and even more! The grounds are second to none! There is a 45ft long infinity pebble pool and spa, huge outdoor lounge area, two fire pits, BBQ center, bocce court and usable flat cushions for possible horses, gardens or lawns, all with stunning panoramic views! Other amenities include a 6+ car garage, RV/boat parking, smart home technology, elaborate security system and more. Privileged setting in the heart of the highly sought after Lobo Canyon. A very special and unique opportunity!

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Mill Creek Announces Beginning of Move-Ins to Modera Lake Merritt

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Mixed-use development adds 173 apartments and retail space to Lake Merritt neighborhood

OAKLAND, CA., May 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Mill Creek Residentiala leading developer, owner-operator and investment manager specializing in prime rental housing in the United States, today announced that moves are underway at Modera Merritt Lakea luxury mixed-use community in from Oakland eclectic Uptown neighborhood.

The community, which is one block west of Lake Merritt, features 173 apartments and 1,650 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor. Located in the artistic district of Oakland and within walking distance of Uptown and Downtown Oaklandthe site boasts a world-class Walk Score of 99 and places residents within walking distance of the city’s most important retail, dining and entertainment options.

“Residents will have no difficulty finding an ideal living balance between the energy of the city on one side and the serenity of the lake and the great outdoors on the other,” said Mike Kimgeneral manager of development for Northern California for Mill Creek Residential. “We look forward to welcoming our first residents to Modera Lake Merritt, which is one of the most desirable locations in town and will provide a boutique atmosphere. Our property management team is excited to provide the best living experience of its class to match the stellar location.”

Located at 1940 Webster Street, Modera Lake Merritt is located in an arts-centric neighborhood surrounded by culturally steeped attractions such as art galleries, specialty shops, and music venues. The community sits on the northwest side of Lake Merritt, a scenic lake and park. The lake has been recognized as one of the most captivating and landscaped urban lakes in the country. Residents will have near immediate access to 75 acres of programmed open space and more than three miles of lakeside trail.

The community is also located two blocks from a BART commuter train station and a few blocks from the Lake Merritt Office District. The neighborhood includes 400,000 square feet of redeveloped office space and is anchored by Square, a financial technology services company. Oracle, Pandora Media and Kaiser Permanente are other major employers within easy walking distance.

Modera Lake Merritt consists of six levels of residential homes above commercial space and the main floor lobby. The community offers studio, one-, and two-bedroom homes averaging 710 square feet. A rooftop deck with fire pits, barbecue grills, and scenic downtown views showcases the community’s amenities. Other common attractions include a rooftop outdoor kitchen and dining area, an expansive resident clubhouse, and a club-quality fitness center with cardio stations, a yoga studio, and a ballet barre. Residents will also have access to a digital pass room, dedicated bike storage, Wi-Fi in common areas and controlled-access underground parking.

The apartments include two distinct color themes and floor-to-ceiling windows for plenty of natural light. Home features include nine foot ceilings, Energy Star stainless steel appliances, wood plank style floors, quartz countertops, custom cabinetry with under cabinet lighting, gas ranges, backsplashes tile, in-home washers and dryers, and tubs with tile surrounds. Some homes will have breakfast bars in the kitchens, oversized closets, and floor-to-ceiling tiled shower surrounds.

About Mill Creek Residential
Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC is a national rental housing company focused on developing, acquiring and operating single-family, multi-family and build-to-let communities in targeted markets nationwide. The national company, whose head office is in Boca Raton, Florida proactively develops, acquires, builds and operates communities through its seasoned team of real estate professionals in offices across United States. mill stream is building its portfolio in many of the country’s most sought-after markets in Seattle, Portlandthe San Francisco Bay Area, Southern California, Phoenix, denver, dallas, Austin, Houston, South Florida, Tampa, Orlando, Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Raleigh, washington d.c., New Jersey, New Yorkand Boston. From December 31, 2021, the company’s portfolio is made up of 119 communities representing more than 32,500 rental units in operation and/or under construction. For more information, please visit www.MillCreekPlaces.com.

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Pucci Returns to Capri – The New York Times

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CAPRI, Italy – In a place that requires no filters, it was amazing how many such tools were in use on a springtime April afternoon. The opportunity? A fresh start for Emilio Pucci, the Florentine label founded by Marchese Emilio Pucci in 1947, and the first offerings under its new artistic director, Camille Miceli. About 175 guests took part in a three-day celebration of nonstop Instagram fodder.

Once upon a time, Slim Aaron would have been the one who captured such happenings of the beautiful world. These days, it’s the likes of Wu Jie, a 21-year-old Milanese influencer. A self-proclaimed cool hunter, her name is niki_wujie and she is from Zhengzhou in central China.

“We need curiosity,” she said. “Otherwise you get bored in a second. Marks should be active now.

Ms. Miceli presented her first collection on this island in the Gulf of Naples, where Emilio Pucci used to spend his summers with friends and high-society clients and which has been a fashion magnet since Roman times. To unveil her new creations, she chose to forgo a traditional fashion show format. Instead, the island was transformed into a backdrop to showcase his designs. That meant a three-day carnival of connected vignettes in which Pucci-clad models mingled with guests at lively parties, on the beach and on the dance floor.

Lucky guests were airlifted, carried on waiting boats to the Marina Grande, the island’s main port, then taken by funicular to the town of Capri – Pucci fabric was wrapped around the handrails – to stay at the Grand Hotel Quisisana.

To kick off the festivities on Thursday, guests gathered at Bar Tiberio on the picturesque piazzeta, or town square, for pre-dinner aperitifs. The cafe had been “Puccified,” meaning its wickerwork had been enhanced with Pucci-print cushions and tablecloths.

At dinner, guests wore designs from the new collection – all kinds of original prints reworked, enlarged or reduced. And a new logo, two intertwined fish, which Ms Miceli described as a “no-brainer”. Many revelers grabbed Pucci terry beauty bags as handbags. Others wore the high-waisted pants trimmed with fringe. Model Cindy Bruna danced in a sand-colored lace-up miniskirt and geometric print crop top.

Rushing into the restaurant, sweet Mrs. Miceli was uninterested in the jet-set vibe of yesteryear.

“I wouldn’t use the term,” she said. “It’s a bit awkward now. It’s more about community and family. And while her collection doesn’t stray from Pucci’s resort DNA, Ms. Miceli has adjusted its relevance, tapping into a more inclusive tribe.

“Pucci is for people who share an appreciation for a certain type of lifestyle,” she said, referring to a new ensemble bound not by social status but by an appreciation not just for dancing on tables but also a meditation session.

Ms. Miceli had invited Arnaud Caby, her Iyengar yoga teacher in Paris, to lead two sessions on Friday morning. Most of the guests showed up in Pucci yoga pants, a mismatched patchwork of archival patterns.

“Who wants the front row? said one participant. “Courage,” said Mr. Caby, who put the prints to the test.

The leggings would prove to be the hardest-working garment in Ms. Miceli’s collection, called “La Grotta Azzurra”, for the Blue Grotto of Capri. Mathilde Favier, who manages celebrity clients at Christian Dior, wore her skinny stretch pants under a black lace Dior dress for dinner; Sabine Getty, jewelry designer and socialite, danced in hers; and pregnant British fashion influencer Susie Lau paired them with a puffy kaftan for a sleek boat outfit.

After yoga, Ms. Miceli hung out poolside at Quisisana, managing photo shoots and interviews. She had accessorized her leggings with a vintage Disney sweatshirt and a corno, or horn necklace, a traditional Neapolitan lucky charm, a gift from a Caprese Pucci salesman. Ms Miceli said she hoped the label would be embraced by both men and women.

“We need more Pucci for men,” said Gunna, an Atlanta rapper who serves as an ambassador for the label. He sat in the lobby in a mismatched silk Pucci shirt and hat with custom jeans and yellow Marni slides — and diamond lashings. The island had proved so inspiring that he set up a makeshift studio at the hotel.

“I’ve definitely found a new vacation spot,” he said. He was halfway through shooting a video for “Poochie Gown,” one of the tracks from his latest album, “DS4Ever.”

Guests heading out for lunch at the Bagni di Tiberio beach club were greeted by models perched on rocks on a pier in carefree incarnations of Pucci’s psychedelic archive prints.

Homer’s Ulysses referred to the coast of Capri as the realm of sirens, mythological beings who lured sailors to their deaths, and these appear as modern versions. In their high-waisted tasseled pants and silk tops, they had guests going on an Instagram frenzy.

Embarking for lunch was French decorator Jacques Grange; Sidney Toledano, the chief executive of fashion group LVMH, which owns Pucci, looking almost unrecognizable in a swirling turquoise Pucci jacket (“It’s on purpose,” he joked); and Yoyo Cao, an entrepreneur. Water taxis were adorned with the brand’s prints.

At the beach club, a cabaret-style display of the brand’s swimwear greeted them. Elie Top, jewelry designer, bathed in the turquoise sea before lunch. Mozzarella platters have almost reversed fashion. Between zucchini fritter courses, melanzane toast and Caprese salads, Gunna began an impromptu performance until the calls of “the risotto is ready” stopped her.

Mr Toledano said the scene reminded him of trips to Ibiza many years ago. “She didn’t need to present a big book,” he said of Ms. Miceli’s ideas for the first collection. “Camille likes to be free, but she listens.” He smiled.

“Our wardrobe, our way of thinking, our daily life has changed” because of the pandemic, Ms Miceli said. She remembers buying Pucci jersey dresses in the 1990s and liking that they didn’t crumple in a suitcase. It was this ease and versatility that showed up as the sun set over the Gulf of Naples.

In Anacapri, a low-key mountain village, guests wandered the cobbled streets of Villa Belsito, a private home where online retailer Mytheresa was helping organize the brand celebration.

Diego Della Valle, the president of Tod’s, went from his neighboring villa to meet up with friends. Later, a dance performance inspired by the work of Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, featuring dancers dressed in Pucci, launched Ms. Miceli’s invitation to celebrate her Pucci family on the dance floor. Disco classics had guests up in seconds.

As in “The Great Beauty”, a film by Mr. Sorrentino which won the Oscar for best foreign language film in 2014, it is not easy to face the past and foresee your future, but it will make you note.

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“Grandfather of the Goth”: fan campaign for an American stamp in honor of Edward Gorey | Drawing

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A was launched to recognize American queer artist Edward Gorey, whose “eerie whimsical” drawings have inspired everyone from novelist Lemony Snicket to director Tim Burton, with a U.S. postage stamp on his 100th birthday in 2025.

“Eccentric” isn’t strong enough to describe the writer, illustrator, puppeteer and theater designer some call the “grandfather of goth.”

The Late Ballet Fanatic stalked 60s and 70s New York in ripped jeans, raccoon fur coat, costume jewelry and an Edwardian beard, and kept a mummified head stored in a closet.

He illustrated hundreds of books for authors like Samuel Beckett, TS Eliot and HG Wells as well as an emerging Andy Warhol, and won two Tony Awards for his 1977 Broadway revival of Dracula.

Gorey created over 100 little books filled with morbid, camp, and Victorian cross-hatching prints, including The Glorious Nosebleed, The Fatal Lozenge, and The Tiny Gashlycrumbs, which sent children into rhyming couplets (beginning with “A is for Amy who fell down the stairs” and ending with “Z is for Zillah who drank too much gin”). He died surrounded by £25,000, leaving his fortune to animal charities in honor of his six cats.

Gorey illustrated TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, on which the musical Cats was based. Photograph: LA Heusinkveld/Alamy

“Goreyphiles” include filmmakers Wes Anderson and Monty Python, fashion designer Anna Sui, Snicket creator Daniel Handler and Coraline author Neil Gaiman. His most obvious “fan”, Burton, remains silent, although the set designer of The Corpse Bride and Nightmare Before Christmas would have confirmed the influence.

Still, it’s not a household name.

“He’s that oxymoron: a traditional cult,” said Mark Dery, author of a biography of Gorey, Born to Be Posthumous.

Ominous illustration with people and a big beast
Looking Through the Calamity Tunnel by Edward Gorey Photography: filt3rtips/Stockimo/Alamy

“People who do culture are influenced by Gorey but…ordinary people who regularly eat Hollywood blockbusters and Marvel franchises might not know they to know Gorey without knowing him.

Edward Gorey’s housea museum opened in his 200-year-old home in Yarmouth Port, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, after he died in 2000 at the age of 75, hopes to change that.

Last month they organized a letter-writing campaign at the U.S. Postal Service, with Gorey now reaching “committee stage” to be considered a celebrity stamp.

Past examples include author James Baldwin, astronaut Sally Ride, and this year, Native American and African American sculptor Edmonia Lewis.

Why did recognition take so long?

Dery said, “In my opinion, what made him inimitable for becoming a mass phenomenon…and taking his place in the pantheon of American culture…was his profound queerness.”

Gorey rejected the classification: a gothic writer who wasn’t gothic, a children’s author who didn’t write for children, a founder of the graphic novel genre who insisted he wrote “all crumpled Victorian novels “.

Whether he identifies as LGBT+ is a fierce debate between those who view him as a workaholic more interested in cats, and otherslike Fun Home author Alison Bechdel, who reveres the homosexuality emblematic of her work, regardless of her personal preference.

In 1980 Gorey told Boston magazine “I guess I’m gay”, but said he didn’t like the label, being “gendered” and “a person before I was something else”.

“He left ambiguity, unfinished ends in his work and his life.” Photography: Jack Mitchell/Getty Images

(Ironically, this led to it being labeled as asexual or non-binary.)

“He was a mysterious man,” said Kevin Shortsleeve, an associate professor of children’s literature at Christopher Newport University in Virginia, who considers Gorey on a par with Maurice Sendak, a contemporary Goreyphile who wrote the popular Where the wild things are.

“He left ambiguity, unfinished endings, essentially ‘white space’, in his work and his life…letting people read between the lines and fill in themselves.”

Born in Chicago in 1925, the hardcore Anglophile was inspired by the acid-tongued 19th-century British LGBT+ satirists and “literary absurd” writers, including Oscar Wilde, Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, cautionary tales, Comics Penny Dreadful and drawings engraved on wood.

He graduated from Harvard in 1950, is said to have been a member of its “gay subway” with her roommate, poet Frank O’Hara, during the rise of McCarthyism when LGBT+ communities were seen as the ‘lavender menace’.

Professor Shortsleeve attributes the lack of mainstream success in part to this “conservative, pre-Stonewall era”, with “sanitized” literature and LGBT+ figures living “flamboyant”, coded lives hidden in plain sight.

The Curious Sofa did not help.

Billed on the cover as “pornographic” but containing no nudity, the “action” taking place in the form of furtive glances and innuendo, the 1961 book was eagerly stocked by children’s bookstores eager to repeat the success of Wuggly Ump – but was quickly removed.

“People were scared of him,” Shortsleeve said.

“His transgressive work marks a huge leap forward in absurd, modernist and postmodern literature that has gone unrecognized. When I ask 30 students who he is, one person raises their hand. For those who to knowits impact is incalculable.

One fanbase he may have embraced is the positive death movement.

In 2018 The Hall of Death hosted a Gorey party at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, complete with funeral directors and a “macabre high” dress code. The $225 tickets sold out within 24 hours.

Megan Rosenbloom, the director of Death Salon, praised Gorey’s gallows humor in the face of “western death denial”, adding, “I have the same fuzzy feeling about Gorey as others from Winnie the Pooh .”

According to legend, Gorey left New York for Cape Town “in protest” when the ballet director George Balanchinewhose performances he never missed, died in 1983.

Although he didn’t immediately occupy the abandoned house he bought, to avoid moving the raccoons until they were “ready”.

His growing interest in animal welfare tricked him into selling his fur coats, which still appear at auction.

New York Studio School art historian Karen Wilkin, who befriended him as a ballet student, recalls rooms “bordering on hoarding…suffering from chips”, with Gorey “a cultural encyclopedia” obsessively watching Japanese silent movies or Buffy the Vampire Slayer, while sewing puppets now go look thousands.

“I can hear his sighs,” she said of the stamp campaign, “like: ‘Why do they do that?’. Secretly, he would have liked that.

One man who would buy many stamps is Ken Morton, son of Gorey’s cousin Skee, immortalized in The Deranged Cousins ​​(Sotheby’s is selling a first edition for $1,100), and the only child whose relationship with Gorey did not involve ink murder.

“I had no idea his…fame when I was growing up,” said Morton, who remembers “Uncle Ted” in denim shorts doing puzzles.

“It was after his death that I learned how important he was on a global scale. He can actually be second to none.

At Gorey’s, between “dead” puppets thrown under flea-purged rugs (“G is for Gregory smothered under rug”), a quote on the wall reads, “Life is inherently, well, boring and dangerous at the At any time, the floor can open. Of course, it almost always does; that’s what makes it so annoying.

Northwest High baseball shuts out Fort Campbell 15-0 on senior night

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CLARKSVILLE, TN (NOW CLARKSVILLE) – Fort Campbell baseball traveled to Northwest High to take on the Vikings on their senior night on Friday. At the end of the season, each team was looking for a win to build momentum going forward.

The Falcons entered the game looking to end a seven-game losing streak, while the Vikings arrived on a three-game winning streak. At the end of the day, Northwest and its offensive surge silenced Fort Campbell in just three innings of play. The Vikings shut out the Falcons 15-0, and patience was a big part of their success.

After a 1-2-3 inning and Garrett Roberts reaching on an error, Northwest worked four straight walks to score the first run of the ball game. It would be the first of nine runs in the set in total.

The Vikings finally battled around their lineup and Roberts returned to the plate once more. At this point in the match, the score was already 6-0. The North West leadoff batter ended up putting the exclamation mark on the inning. Roberts hit a three-run inside the park homer for the team’s last run in the first inning.

“Patience in the penalty area is key to hitting, and that certainly plays a role in our team’s recent success,” Northwest head coach Chris Benne said. “Anytime you come into a game where your offense faces a left-handed pitcher, a team has to stay disciplined. Our guys executed the game plan, which will be important as we get closer to district play.

Northwest hit 15 total runs on the night after a trio of singles, three walks and a triple in the final inning. Even though the game was shortened, North West starting pitcher Tyler Phillips went a no-hitter in three innings of action. His ability to eliminate batters was on full display as he fanned six on his start.

after game

Following their victory, Benne detailed what the overall impact of his seniors on and off the pitch has meant for his programme.

“Our senior class is led by AJ Harris and Garrett Roberts, two players who are everyday starters for the team. At the end of the season, these guys will be mentioned in discussions for teams from all regions and all the districts.

“The program also revolves around Coleton Montjoy and Noah Weber. These seniors encompass the team and they are plugged in when needed. This allowed the underclasses to grow below them and they accepted their roles within the organization. Their overall impact on the players around them is what makes the pair so special. Our program wouldn’t be what it is today without our elders, so I’m very grateful to have spent time together.

Benne also thanked crew chief Sarah Black for all her hard work throughout her four years at Northwest. He spoke highly of how proactive Black had been since joining the team. Black comes from a family of North West managers.

North West winning pitcher: Tyler Phillips – 3 innings pitched, 6 strikeouts, 0 hits, 0 earned runs and 1 walk allowed

Fort Campbell losing pitcher: Ethan Egner – 2 innings pitched, 1 strikeout, 7 hits, 13 earned runs and 12 walks allowed

North West Batting Leaders: Garrett Roberts – 1 for 3, 1 homer, 3 RBIs, 2 runs scored and 1 stolen base; AJ Harris – 1 for 1, 1 triple, 1 RBI, 2 runs scored and 2 walked; Cade Steiner – 2 for 2, 2 runs scored and 1 stolen base; Nathan McEwen-Geise – 1 for 1 and 3 RBI; David Ludlow – 1 for 1, 1 RBI and 1 run scored; Noah Weber – 0 for 0, 2 RBIs, 1 run scored and 3 walked

Renovated house near Marcus Pointe Golf Club sold for $215,000

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This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home has been recently remodeled.

The home features an open concept floor plan with a charming kitchen, large fenced back yard, storage/garden shed and an inground pool. It is perfect for entertaining family and friends during barbecues and pool parties.

On arriving at the residence there is ample space for owner and guest parking in the large driveway. The front porch is great for lounging and has plenty of room for several rocking chairs or a swing.

The living room is full of natural light, has vinyl plank flooring and is open to the kitchen and dining area. This area will undoubtedly be a hub of activity during gatherings.

The living room is light and bright.

The kitchen features over and under counter storage cabinets, tile counter tops and a tile backsplash. It is adjacent to the dining area and offers direct access to a patio overlooking the swimming pool.

“Next to the living room, you’ll find three bedrooms with luxury vinyl plank floors and two full bathrooms,” says realtor Christina Leavenworth. The master suite includes a private bathroom and offers a nice view of the swimming pool.

Summer will be fabulous with the inground pool.

The backyard is your private getaway with a refreshing in-ground pool, patio with pergola and storage/garden shed, which is wonderful for garden equipment and/or as a rest area for gardeners. Leavenworth notes that it’s “the perfect place to hang out with family and friends for a bonfire, holiday gatherings, or just tossing the football around.”

The home is located minutes from the Marcus Pointe Golf Club, Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, downtown Pensacola, and the Cordova shopping district.

2623 Green Bay Ave, Pensacola

  • List price: $215,000
  • Approximate square feet: 1,593
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Baths: 2 complete
  • Built: 1977 with upgrades

Listing Agent

  • Levin & Rinke Real Estate
  • Christina Leavenworth

Cell: 850-940-7516

E-mail: [email protected]

In line: www.levinrinkerealty.com

Washington Boulevard senior housing project inaugurates

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The Culver City project will have 154 units

By Dolores Quintana

A five-story senior housing project was opened on Washington Boulevard.

Culver City’s newest mixed-use development has led the way, as Urbanize Los Angeles reports. The site is at 11141 Washington Boulevard, near the corner of Sepulveda and Washington.

The building will be a combination of 2,300 square feet of ground floor retail, 134 senior living units with 154 assisted living and memory care beds in a five story building . The development will come with 84 spaces for the vehicles.

SRM Development and Westmont Living are the official developers and the designer is The Runberg Architecture Group. Runberg’s design is of the contemporary low-rise style with an exterior made of brick, aluminum, stucco and fiber cement panels that would include two courtyards, one of which will be on the ground floor near Washington Boulevard.

The apartments are on the expensive side with a studio priced at $4,500 per month and a two bedroom priced at $6,000 per month according to a presentation that was given to the community by the developer in 2020.

Construction is estimated to take 18 months.

“Spring Awakening” Continues In Porchlight Music Theater Staging Despite Missteps

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It’s been a quarter of a century since the rock musical “Spring Awakening” won the Tony Awards. one thing remains indisputable: killer numbers like “Totally F*****” and “The B**** of Living” will resonate powerfully as long as humans feel anger, frustration, grief, and grief. injustice.

In director/choreographer Brenda Didier’s staging, this stark relevance shines through despite uneven voice acting and grossly over-the-top acting.

Didier’s output is generally solid, but, amid moments of searing sublimity, the ensemble struggles with the substantial musical demands of the score, particularly the male leads.

The plot follows Wendla (Maya Lou Hlava), a smart and curious teenager who doesn’t have a clue how babies are made despite being a twice aunt. She begs her mother for information, but faces the uncertain implication that nice girls and good women never talk about such things.

Wendla and her precocious classmate Melchior (Jack DeCesare) fall in love and dream of a future in which their children won’t be punished for asking questions.

The subplots emphasize the story’s exploration of deadly hypocrisy and rigid narrow-mindedness. Ilse (Tiffany T. Taylor) is an incest survivor kicked out of the house after reporting her father. Moritz Stiefel (Quinn Kelch) is devastated beyond repair when he learns that he failed his final exams.

Sheik’s score is rich in booming, rumbling rock and roll angst, amplified by microphones the characters wield like weapons, and choreography that feels more like a Rolling Stones tour of an arena than a small German town in the 1890s. Porchlight gets the grunts and growls, tone less; the rise in volume does not mask the sour notes.

And conductor Justin Akira Kono’s six-piece band is too scattered. Despite the passionate performances of the musicians, there is a lightness to the sound.

But Porchlight’s production also shines. That of the whole a cappella the mix is ​​wonderful. His text delivery has crystal clarity.

Ariana Burks (left to right), Sydney Monet Swanson, Maddy Kelly, Tiffany T. Taylor and Maya Lou Hlava in a scene from ‘Spring Awakening’ at the Porchlight Music Theater.|

As Wendla, Hlava captures both the joy and restless discontent of a young woman constrained by societal expectations that leave no room for variation. From the bitter demands of “Mama Who Bore Me” to the shimmering hope of “Whispering”, Hlava conveys the full emotional spectrum.

Alas, DeCesare is misinterpreted as the upstart Melchior. DeCesare read more in his early thirties than in his late teens, and his mastery of the upper register demands of the score are shaky. Moritz de Kelch is also struggling. It’s part of Jim Carrey’s Billy Idol, both dialed up to 11 throughout and bringing Moritz a hair’s breadth away from cartoon territory.

Then there’s John Marshall Jr. as the outwardly suave and secretly defiant Hanschen. Marshall’s remarkably high falsetto is jaw-dropping, its comically dry timing like a climax. There are plenty of doomed teenagers in “Spring Awakening,” but Marshall’s Hanschen — think Oscar Wilde meets George Michael — is determined not to be one of them.

Taylor’s Ilse brings a rich and robust tragedy from “The Dark I Know Well,” and, in her repetitive final chorus, she and Ariana Burks’ Martha deliver a power surge of hopeless rage that will make the hairs on the back of your neck upright.

As grown men and women, McKinley Carter and Michael Joseph Mitchell effectively go from devilishly heartless (school officials) to worried (Melchior’s mother) to fatally misguided (Moritz’s father).

No one on stage is helped by Patrick Chan’s lighting design, which features a distracting array of disco-like effects that flash in different colors, beams of blue shooting through the floor during one particularly climactic moment.

Costume designer Bill Morey’s prairie dresses and awkward knee-length culottes give the cast an air of the late 19th century. Christopher Rhoton’s minimalist scenography, framed by cut-out trees, highlights Didier’s expressive choreography.

“Spring Awakening’s” depictions of sexuality walk a thin line between comedy, depth, and tragedy. And the creator of intimacy Kristina Fluty does not hesitate for a moment.

“Spring Awakening” is about heartbreaking, not happy endings. Despite its missteps, there’s transcendence and beauty in Porchlight’s timely take.

NOTE: Production comes as “Spring Awakening” is experiencing a pop culture resurgence: On Tuesday, HBO airs “Those You’ve Known,” a documentary exploring how a 19th-century German play became a 21st-century rock musical which broke new ground with its intentionally anachronistic score and depictions of sex.

For a classic parquet floor – The Hindu

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Ahangudi’s handmade tiles look chic even in modern homes, and a range of locally produced designs are now available in Bengaluru. By Ranjani Govind

Ahangudi’s handmade tiles look chic even in modern homes, and a range of locally produced designs are now available in Bengaluru. By Ranjani Govind

Athangudi tiles are handmade and named after Ahangudi, the village they originated from and located in the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu. They are also known as ‘Chettinad tiles’ or ‘Karaikudi tiles’ representing Chettinad’s heritage. Thousands of families were once involved in making these tiles, with the traditional craft being passed down from generation to generation.

Benny Kuriakose, a well-known eco-friendly architect who follows zero-waste construction, says, “Have you seen the brick-and-mortar treasures of Chettinad? The walls and floor belie their age and even the corners appear to have been polished recently. I dived into the interiors of Chettinad which bring iconic floor tiles from Athangudi, making their mansions captivating. The vibrant floral and geometric patterns of Athangudi have gone from being the signature of a Karaikudi mansion to the ornamental pride of popular hotels in India and abroad.

Freshly prepared tile

Freshly Made Tile | Photo credit: Madhurya Creations

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More than two decades ago, art shop Kipling & Co Arts in Chennai had shared information with this reporter on how patterned Athangudi tiles were inspired by Victorian tiles in the UK, and how the tiles were then attempted to be made in Chettinadu. Originally, tiles from Germany, England and Italy made their way into the homes of well-to-do Nattukotai Chettairs, but when the tiles were seen to wear out over time, repairing them became a burden. . It was then that more than 150 years ago, the enterprising people of the region learned tile making to have their own brand in Athangudi. The cured tiles were a mix of the originals and were expensive.

The Splendor of Chettinad

Ethnic interior products provided by catering shop Madhurya Creations in Bengaluru have an understated yet classic decor. The interior decorations of Madhurya are reminiscent of Karaikudi bungalows where the ancestral houses belonged to the merchant community of Tamil Nadu. Pointing to Chettinad’s treasures in the form of carved pillars, stained glass windows, Athangudi tiles and decorative doors in Madhurya’s workshop space, Bharathy Harish of Madhurya Creations says, “With restoration being our motto, we can recreating houses with earthy decors more so with the splendor of Chettinad. As we have our own unit of Sri Sri Rural Development Program (SSRDP) for making Athangudi tiles, we can supply them individually or take collective decoration set for houses by bringing pillars, Tanjore paintings, windows and doors, and the supply and installation. Athangudi floor tiles.

workers at work

Workers at work | Photo credit: Madhurya Creations

“River sand, white cement, naturally colored oxides and water go into this distinctive traditional artisan tile that requires no electricity or firing. They are immersed in water for drying and dried in the shade later,” explains Mohan Iyer, who heads the Athangudi production unit at SSRDP. “This unit was officially launched at the end of 2021 under the leadership of Sri Ravishankar to encourage Athangudi artisans to produce them manually in South Bengaluru to help locals to procure and maintain the art. Only with an increasing number of artisans will the art be practiced. Today, with so many contemporary choices, it’s hard to keep our indigenous craftsmanship alive and provide options for customers,” says Mr. Iyer, who has a background in civil maintenance and renovation.

Perfecting the technique

Being a handmade tile, its production certainly requires skill and dexterity. Because, a minor error and the defect of the tile is so pronounced that it makes it unsuitable for laying. Yet, interestingly, the pose looks quite simple when watched, with the procedure starting with deciding the design and creating the frame for it.

The making begins with a glass plate on which the chosen frame is placed. Brightly colored oxides are skillfully poured into the frame, with different colors poured into each slot many times, taking care to ensure zero spillage of the wrong colors into the wrong slots. The oxides are then covered with a mixture of mud and cement and left to harden. The dried and set tile is then soaked in water for three days, after which it is dried in the shade for a week to ten days before being ready for shipment.

The laying begins with a layer of wet cement and a mixture of mud on which thick cement milk is poured evenly before laying the tiles. Twenty-four hours after laying the tiles, the newly laid tiles are washed with water and another layer of cement milk is poured to seal the gaps between the tiles. This is followed by a coat of dry, colored cement which is then wiped away to reveal well filled spaces. The procedure ends with the final layer of grain dust which remains for a week. The tiled floor is then ready for use with a clean soap wash, revealing pure art on the floor.

It’s laborious

SSRDP has manufactured nearly 15,000 square feet of Athangudi tiles since Navaratri 2021. “It’s laborious, a unit of four can make 200 tiles a day and they make them standing, meticulously using natural colored oxides for each tile” , explains Mr. Iyer adding that oxides of red, yellow, green, blue, black and white colors are available, with more shades available by mixing these hues.

Athangudi tiles are available in 10″x10″ and as baseboards and borders in 10″x5″. Border tiles give the floor the appearance of a carpet. Ask Mr. Iyer about the most common complaints of cracks developed over time with Athangudi tiles, and he travels back to the days of red oxide flooring that has stood the test of time for centuries. “It’s the same technology used in the form of tiles in Athangudi. But there are more patterns and designs brought in. The tiles help not to have corrugated flooring as seen in red oxide. Cracks, to a large extent, can be avoided if the tiles have been cured exactly, in the right process. It is after all handmade so imperfections cannot be avoided although they can be minimized with carefully followed processes. Even natural marble is porous, so it’s in the way we celebrate the natural and the handmade,” says Mr. Iyer, adding that even the hairline cracks in Athangudi tiles are being accepted by people as a new pattern. . Maintenance is easy with regular brushing, he says, while adding a few drops of coconut oil once a month while mopping leaves the floor with a better shine.

Cost

Ahangudi tiles cost ₹80 per square foot with 144 tiles making up 100 square feet. Installation costs are extra. Customers can also come and choose their pattern and colors at the SSRDP unit, says Iyer.

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Launch of the first T-7A Red Hawk > Air Force > Article Display

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Launch of the first T-7A Red Hawk > Air Force > Article Display


The first one T-7A Red Falcon trainer aircraft rolled off the production line at the Boeing Defense, Space & Security building at Lambert International Airport.

It is the first of 351 aircraft to be delivered to the Air Force under a $9.2 billion contract awarded to Boeing in September 2018.

“Today, we honor the heroes of our past, while looking to our future as an Air Force at an incredible rate of change, innovation and progress,” said Lieutenant General Richard Clarksuperintendent of the US Air Force Academy.

The production aircraft features the iconic “Red Tail” symbol of the famous Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. The name Red Hawk is derived from Curtiss P-40 Warhawkone of the aircraft flown by the 99th Fighter Squadron, the United States Air Force’s first African-American fighter squadron.

Attending the ceremony was retired Lt. Col. George Hardy, an Airman from Tuskegee, with Yvonne and Ron McGee, children of the late Brig. General Charles McGee.

“With this deployment, we honor our history and the heroes who wrote the chapters,” Clark said, “and we usher in an exciting new era of aviation and a new generation of heroes who will write the chapters to come.”

The aircraft, along with simulators and associated ground equipment, will replace Air Education and Training Commandaging fleet of Heel T-38C airplane.

“Quality has always been and remains Air Education and Training Command’s top priority,” Lieutenant General Brad Webb, commander of the AETC, said. “The T-7A aircraft and accompanying ground systems will help us fulfill the Air Force mission and prepare aircrews to combat future threats. Putting the T-7A in the hands of our instructors, students and maintainers is important to our pilot training transformation initiatives to ensure that the most qualified pilots are ready for future conflicts.

The Red Hawk, a joint effort between Boeing and Saab, is the first Air Force plane to use digital design tools to take it from computer screen to first flight in 36 months.

“The T-7 was designed using model-based systems engineering and 3D tools,” said Colonel Kirt Cassell, T-7 program manager. “This allowed for faster assembly and improved quality to provide a safe and efficient training system for Air Education and Training Command.”

Going forward, the aircraft will carry out a series of ground checks and taxi tests before making its first flights in the coming weeks. Later this year it will fly to Edwards AFBCalifornia to begin flight testing.

“The T-38 is a true workhorse training Air Force fighter and bomber pilots for Air Education and Training Command, but the T-7 Red Hawk is a game changer, providing mission systems advanced features, a glass touchscreen cockpit, stadium seating and integrated training capability,” Cassell said.


Mercedes plans ground repairs in Miami

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Bottom line: Mercedes are aiming to bring an upgrade to next week’s Miami Grand Prix that will help address the serious porpoising issues they have had since the start of the season.

In short

Mercedes ‘sees encouraging signs’ of car repair

Andrew Shovlin, Mercedes’ ground engineering director, said the team hopes to start addressing its porpoising problem with improvements from the next race.

The team was forced to compromise its set-up due to the extreme bouncing its cars suffered in the early races. “We can’t run the car where we designed it,” Shovlin said in a video released by the team. “We have to run higher ride heights and by running higher ride heights the performance is less. »

Shovlin said they were focused on finding “an aero solution that we can apply to the car that will make this problem go away.”

“Being realistic, we think it will be something that we approach in stages rather than a big moment where it all goes away,” he added, “but we see encouraging signs because I said we hope bring parts to the car soon, maybe even Miami where we can hopefully see some progress on this issue.

Hawkins: ‘It wasn’t like that 10 or 15 years ago, unfortunately’

Jessica Hawkins, who shares the role of Aston Martin F1 Team Ambassador driver with racing in the W Series and British TCR, told RaceFans she believes her early karting achievements would have garnered more attention in 2022 than they did in the 2000s.

“I sometimes think obviously the females are hot property now and if there’s a quick one they get caught,” Hawkins said. “And I think if I had achieved what I have achieved, but 10 or 15 years later, I honestly think that might be a different story.

‘I was British [karting] champion at a very young age, won a lot of stuff in Europe during my teenage years. And if that had been the case now, I think there would be people trying to sign me for things.

“But it wasn’t like 10 or 15 years ago, unfortunately,” she explained. “I don’t know – but I’m here now. I wouldn’t change anything. Except maybe making things a little easier.

Imola defense not expected to diminish passing improvements in 2022 – Albon

Alex Albon said that despite his long defense against Hamilton and Pierre Gasly around Imola, in what appeared to be a DRS train, the 2022 cars are still improved for close racing.

“I always think cars are better at overtaking, better at racing,” said the Williams driver. “It’s just that this track is quite tricky. We only have one DRS point – of course it’s not great to always have DRS overtaking, but this track is tough.

“There really isn’t a place where you can brake late and overtake, everything is quite fast, which stops overtaking.”

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Short-term stake in Victoria plc (OTCMKTS: VCCTF) increases by 3,445.5%

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Victoria plc (OTCMKTS:VCCTF – Get Rating) was the target of strong short-term interest growth in April. As of April 15, there were short interests totaling 39,000 shares, a growth of 3,445.5% from the total of 1,100 shares as of March 31. Based on an average daily volume of 0 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently ∞ days.

Victoria’s stock was flat at $15.95 in Wednesday’s midday session. Victoria has a 1 year minimum of $12.98 and a 1 year maximum of $15.95. The stock’s fifty-day simple moving average is $15.95 and its two-hundred-day simple moving average is $15.41.

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Victoria plc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures and distributes flooring products primarily in the UK, Spain, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Rest of Europe and Australia. It offers a range of wool and synthetic carpets, ceramic and porcelain tiles, flooring underlayments, luxury vinyl tiles (LVT), hardwood flooring products, turf carpet tiles and flooring accessories, as well as markets and distributes LVT and hardwood flooring. some products.

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US$400 million Lawrence office tower set to break ground in Denver, Colorado

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A $400 million Lawrence office tower is set to open, as the first development of Chicago-based Riverside Investment & Development Co. in Denver, Colorado. Developers say the 30-story building at 1900 Lawrence will include more than 700,000 square feet of office space and 10,000 square feet of ground floor retail, with a delivery date scheduled for the second quarter of 2024.

Vice President Chris Payne of Riverside, mentioned that the Lawrence office tower project in Denver was designed with a focus on next-generation innovations in health and wellness, sustainability, technology and accreditation programs.

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Payne also pointed out that despite the challenges various businesses were facing amid the pandemic, this office tower project had the potential to create huge opportunities for existing and new tenants (businesses) in the market. He explained that the new office building would be developed as a flexible speculative space, with the aim of enhancing workers’ creativity, collaboration and teamwork, which is unattainable in a remote environment.

Design plans for the Lawrence office tower project

The Lawrence office tower designs will include private tenant terraces, floor-to-ceiling glass, multi-purpose conference rooms, a fitness center, tenant lounge, and tenants will have direct access to a landscaped outdoor terrace of 10,000 square feet. Additionally, the building also offers post-pandemic features such as hospital-grade ventilation systems and touchless elevators.

According to Payne, none of the other office buildings in the area have private outdoor spaces and this new office tower in Lawrence would also provide tenants with minimum fresh air requirements well above code. He said the design and technology used for the building ensures that there will be no recirculation of air between floors and only dedicated fresh air will be introduced at any time.

Jamie Roupp, the managing director of JLL, which is responsible for managing rental agreements for the Lawrence office tower, also pointed out that the office building would be in high demand by top employers, due to its proximity to LoDo, building size, scale, and views offered.

Other companies involved in the development of the Lawrence office tower project include Convexity Properties and Canyon Partners Real Estate LLC, the partner companies working with the developers on the project; Goettsch Partners, as architect; and Hensel Phelps, as general contractor.

News and information – Discover the new design of Wellington Central Library

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The design process

After confirming that the building would be remediated to the highest standard (base insulation) in October 2020, work began on Te Matapihi design principles.

This involved Mana Whenua, key stakeholders, potential partners and our library teams.

In April 2021, the following principles were adopted:

– Engage fully with Mana Whenua. This included an amendment to use the name te reo of the library “Te Matapihi ki te Ao Nui”. This name was given by Te Taura Whiri o te reo Māori (Maori Language Commission) when the building was initially opened and is found above the entrances. It reflects the Library’s goal of “opening windows to the wider world”.

– Design for the visitor that is inclusive for traditional and future users, and to attract the wider population to provide an anchoring social infrastructure in the city.

– Harness the power of partnership by integrating libraries, municipal archives and the council’s service centre, and making it the headquarters of Capital E.

– Design a visitor experience that is modern, forward-looking and a tourist attraction in its own right.

The Committee also agreed to expand Levels 3 and 4 and achieve a target rating of 5 green stars.

The design team worked out the requirements for all the different collections, activities, services or programs the building will provide, including new floors.

Who is involved?

The design team includes specialists from our libraries, city archives, service design and Capital E, as well as experts in engineering, architecture, culture and visitor experience.

They are: Athfield Architects who originally designed the building; Aurecon, RCP, RLB, Tihei and Mapuna.

LT McGuiness has been selected to carry out the construction and plans to prepare to begin earthworks in early 2023, subject to the resource consent process.

Bureau Veritas Company Quiktrak Appoints Rob Murphy as Chief Operating Officer

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NEW YORK, April 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Quiktraka Bureau Veritas company, today announced that Rob Murphy was appointed Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Quiktrak is a global leader in asset verification and inventory audit solutions. Murphy’s responsibilities will include growing the company’s Quiktrak business by North America.

Murphy most recently served as Vice President of Operations for Quiktrak and brings over 20 years of experience leading successful operations, sales, service delivery and account management. Murphy will report to Riad HabibSVP and COO of Energy and Industry for Bureau Veritas North America.

“We are thrilled with the appointment of Rob as the new COO of Quiktrak,” said Riad HabibExecutive Vice-President and Deputy CEO, Energy and Industry, Bureau Veritas, North America. Rob’s extensive experience in successfully leading operations at Quiktrak, combined with more than two decades of business leadership expertise, will ensure that we are ready to strengthen and accelerate the growth of Bureau Veritas’ Quiktrak business in through North America.”

Quiktrak was acquired by Bureau Veritas, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services in 2014. This acquisition allowed Quiktrak to expand its services to more than 140 Bureau Veritas countries, making it a global one-stop-shop for field inspections, inventory verification and audit services for the equipment rental, commercial lending, wholesale credit and floor plan financing industries.

Quiktrak has been providing asset verification technology and services to its customers for over 20 years. Its solutions are currently available in 14 countries and 7 different languages ​​around the world.

“I am honored to be named COO of Quiktrak,” said Rob MurphyDirector of Operations, Quiktrak, A Bureau Veritas Company. “It is a privilege to be part of the Bureau Veritas family of companies. I look forward to continuing to serve our customers with industry-leading asset verification and auditing solutions while innovating new offerings that drive value where our customers are headed.

Murphy holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Rhode Island College.

About Quiktrak, a Bureau Veritas Company
Quiktrak is a leading provider of field due diligence services, including field inspection and asset verification reports, as well as floor plan inventory audits and technology solutions. Founded in 1991, Quiktrak uses its Revoquest technology and a network of over 600 strategically placed inspectors to provide the most reliable and reliable asset verification solution in the industry. Quiktrak’s auditing services and technology solutions help protect the assets of leading commercial lenders and asset finance companies, including captive finance and wholesale credit groups currently operating in 14 countries. Learn more about Quiktrak at https://quiktrak.com.

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Central Illinois Homes for Large Families | Local News

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Functional 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath, two story on a corner lot in the desirable Tipton Trails subdivision. Open floor plan, with large kitchen, granite counter tops, SS appliances, pantry, tile backsplash and large island. The kitchen opens to a spacious family room with custom built-ins and a beautiful fireplace surround. Classic dining room with woodwork and living room/office area with elegant French doors. Main level butlers pantry and large laundry room with custom fixtures. Large master suite with walk-in closet and spa-style bathroom. Three additional bedrooms upstairs, all oversized and spacious, with an additional full bathroom. Partially finished full basement with large cinema room, custom cabinets and magnificent bar with sink. Fifth bedroom with built-in Murphy bed (pls don’t open) and 3rd full bathroom. Good size backyard (benefits of a corner lot) with patio, irrigation system (upgraded valves and backflow replaced in 2021) and underground pet fence (2 collars included). Recent updates include (but not limited to): new basement carpet 2020, new water heater 2020, dishwasher 20, refrigerator 21, sump pump 20, new patio and fresh landscaping 2019, freshly painted basement 22, whole house freshly painted 2019. Carpet professionally cleaned in 2022. Stay for projector and screen, stay for central vacuum and accessories. *All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed*

Summit Petroleum added quality of life to Summit Center design

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Oil companies have dotted Midland with office buildings to house their operations and employees.

Like these other companies, Summit Petroleum is building an office building. But unlike others, Summit’s plans also include a 4-acre park surrounded by offices, retail stores and restaurants.

When asked why the company incorporates green space and retail into its plans, Matt Johnson, President and COO of Summit, replied, “The answer lies in our desire to elevate our community and to try to improve the quality of life of our friends and neighbours. .”


He added: “Summit Petroleum needed a new office building and we could have only built that, but just another office building is not going to entice people to come here and call it home. “

Instead, Summit has begun construction of the Summit Center at 3200 Mockingbird Lane, a 20-acre site that will include a 4-acre park, retail stores and restaurants, and offices.

“The Permian Basin is a special place and for too long we’ve seen people take jobs in Austin, San Antonio and DFW because the amenities that those communities provide weren’t available here,” Johnson said. “With Summit Center, we hope to create a wonderful place for people to come and have fun with their friends and family and we also want to raise the bar on future construction projects in West Texas.”

The project was launched in December and the Summit Center is expected to open in the spring of 2024.

“We hope this will be the next step in setting a standard of vision and creativity for the built environment in Midland and Odessa,” Johnson said.

Summit Center LLC owns the project with Summit Petroleum as anchor tenant. Kristina Leigh is also an owner and design consultant. Rhotenberry Wellen is an architect, Dunaway Associates is a civil and landscape engineer, and Teinert Construction is a general contractor.

Home Shanti trailer: Supriya Pathak and Manoj Pahwa prepare to build a dream house | Web series

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Manoj Pahwa and Supriya Pathak have teamed up for a Hotstar Special, Home Shanti. The web series trailer features them as a Dehradun-based middle-class couple with two children, who yearn to build their dream home. But getting everyone on the same page in their quest to build a home seems like a tall order. Read also : EXCLUSIVE: Supriya Pathak wants someone to cast her, Pankaj Kapur, Ratna Pathak and Naseeruddin Shah in a movie! Makers are you listening?

The show’s description on YouTube reads, “Watch the Joshi family slowly discover there’s nothing shanti (peaceful) about building your dream home.” The trailer opens with the Joshi family of four traveling in a car. It features Manoj as comic Hindi newspaper columnist Umesh Joshi and Supriya as the stoic, school’s deputy headmistress Sarla Joshi. Their two children are seen physically fighting in one of the scenes. As Sarla decides to take voluntary retirement to avoid a transfer, her family faces the difficult situation of building a house after the short notice to vacate their government-allocated accommodation.

As they all come together to plan their new home, several challenges await them. With hilarious situations like the injured priest during the bhumi-pujan and problems arising in the floor plan, their struggle to build a house feels real.

Directed by Aakanksha Dua and created by Posham Pa Pictures, the slice-of-life drama stars debutants Chakori Dwivedi and Poojan Chhabra as the next generation of Joshis. Written by writers Akshay Asthana, Aakanksha Dua, Nidhi Bisht, Mayank Pandey, Nikhil Sachan and Saurabh Khanna, the series will be released on Disney+ Hotstar on May 6.

Speaking about the show, Manoj Pahwa said, “I am extremely proud to be part of a special project like Home Shanti. I fell in love with the show’s story of heartfelt and endearing drama. Viewers can expect a fun and easy watch that touches their hearts with its simple story and even simpler characters. However, playing these simple characters is what motivates me as an actor. Coming back to the sets with Supirya ji was like gliding through comfortable waters for me. I have to applaud the new talent as well they have been such an easy herd to work with and laugh with. I can’t wait to see how the public reacts to the show.

Supriya Pathak added, “Home Shanti is a heartfelt family drama that makes you step back and take note of those little intimacies shared in a family. The relatability factor of this drama is very high because we all know families who dream of owning a home one day. I had an absolute gala time working on this series, especially reviving Manoj and my chemistry had me super excited. Sometimes the whole thing looked like an extension of a family.

Company Creates Floor Tiles That Turn Footsteps Into Electricity

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Pavegen is a company that manufactures revolutionary floor tiles capable of capturing and storing energy. The tiles capture the kinetic energy of footsteps and turn it into renewable energy, and they have already been installed around the world.

Source: Pavegen/Youtube

Laurence Kemball-Cook, the founder and CEO of Pavegen, first came up with the idea when he was trying to find a way to power streetlights with solar and wind power. The city was very shady and he began to wonder how he could use the busy streets of the city to his advantage.

Pavegen has been installed in over 38 countries and has recorded over half a billion steps on its tiles. A single step can generate up to seven watts of electricity! They are currently found in airports, busy cities and train stations, and they even plan to install them outside the White House.

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Not only do the tiles generate electricity, they also send data wirelessly. Kemball-Cook told the Guardian: “When you stand on a tile, it sends data wirelessly. This is useful for crowd flow modeling – seeing how people move through cities. You can use it to control lighting more efficiently. It is also a very important way for retailers to know how many people are visiting their stores. We imagine that Google will cover the streets of it in the future and use the data in interesting ways.

The company also has more exciting things on the horizon. They recently installed play and dance floor mats in Munich, Germany. More than a thousand people played with the technology that provided enough power to drive an electric car for 700 miles.

What a creative way to fight climate change! It’s an exciting time for renewable energy sources and even more so why we’re moving completely away from planet-warming fossil fuels!

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Mobile, State Officials Open New $11 Million ADEM Building on Broad Street

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A new $11 million building housing state environmental management departments and funded primarily by oil spill settlement funds will be constructed along a redeveloped Broad Street.

On Friday, a grand opening of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management’s 15,000 square foot field office in Mobile took place. The event kicked off a construction project that will continue until the building’s scheduled completion date in May 2023.

The majority of the project, $7.9 million, was approved by the Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council (AGCRC) with settlement money from the BP oil spill in 2010. The Alabama legislature approved An additional $3 million this year for the project.

The new building will bring together under one roof around thirty ADEM agents who currently work in two buildings with almost 10 km of apartments. The new building will replace what ADEM describes as an outdated facility. It will also reduce duplication of resources, according to the agency.

“Very few places on Earth, if any, have the ecological riches of the mobile delta,” said ADEM director Lance LeFleur. “ADEM has played and will continue to play an important role in the protection of these natural assets, just as it did in the response to the oil spill. The new field office will allow our staff to do this more efficiently by bringing all of our resources and services together in one building.

The project architect is Nic Gray of Watermark Design Group LLC and the contractor is Lance Wyatt of JT Harrison Construction Company, Inc.

LeFleur, in a press release, said the architectural rendering of the building shows design related to the region.

“The curved facade will produce a changing effect as the sunlight and shadows move throughout the day,” he said. “The design seeks to reflect the dynamics of the hydrological cycle.”

The location of the building is also noteworthy, as it is being constructed on Broad Street. The street, which wraps around downtown Mobile, has undergone a multi-year, more than $20 million reconstruction that includes replacing uneven cement pavement, adding pedestrian and bike paths, and other characteristics.

The Broad Street project began in 2019 and is expected to be completed by fall 2023. It is primarily funded by a $16 million federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant that the city ​​received in 2016.

“We are thrilled to settle here and be part of Mobile’s major redevelopment of Broad Street, which is the main link between the city and the planned major airport expansion,” LeFleur said, referring to the upcoming construction. of a new commercial airport terminal at the Brookley Aeroplex. “This contemporary institutional facility will help make a favorable first impression for those flying to Mobile.”

Muraka Underwater Residence / Yuji Yamazaki Architecture

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Muraka Underwater Residence / Yuji Yamazaki Architecture

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Text description provided by the architects. The Muraka at Conrad Maldives, the Underwater Residence is a two-level structure consisting of an above sea level space and an underwater suite designed for sleeping below the ocean surface. The Underwater Suite includes a king-size bedroom, living room, bathroom and walk-in closet. The ground level of the underwater chamber sits five meters (16.4 feet) below sea level, providing an unobstructed view of the surrounding marine environment, which provides a panoramic view of the wonders of life marine complex of the Indian Ocean.

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More than half of the wall and ceiling surface is covered with 7” thick clear acrylic to visually connect the exterior and the suite. The underwater spaces extend over 100 square meters and are accessible by the spiral staircase and an elevator from a lounge on stilts. In order to minimize the inevitable look of heavy steel and concrete, the majority of the interior spaces are covered in leather and the floor is covered with carpet, with which sound reverberation is also minimized.

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The interior design and many finishing details were inspired by luxury aircraft cabins. Every part of the interior was carefully measured, modulated, simulated and installed. Although it is the only underwater chamber in the area, automated privacy screens are built into all windows and controlled with a tablet in conjunction with a lighting system, similar to those in cabins. luxury plane.

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The Maldives is known for its pristine beach and sea. The ocean views are breathtaking, but that’s only half the beauty of the Maldives. The other half exists underwater. There is an underwater ecosystem that is worth showing visitors without diving into the sea. Creating safe places where people can calmly observe marine life would help draw attention to what is happening in the sea. , to recognize changes and to be inspired.

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Bulls-Bucks: Chicago tries to scrape its dignity off the ground in Game 4

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Whatever ground the Bulls might have seemed to have gained over the Bucks with a 114-110 win in Game 2 of the teams first-round playoff series, they gave it all — and more — from start to finish. end of an indescribable foul performance in Game 3. Was it really only 111-81? Because it looked more like 181-11.

But it wasn’t just the Bulls who were “giving,” of course. There were also plenty of Bucks, and the defending league champions have never looked so greedy.

And now ? Do the Bulls still have a chance of a draw in Sunday’s Game 4 at the United Center? Or is this thing almost over, Khris Middleton healthy or, as it is, not?

“If we stick to our game plan and execute like we’re supposed to,” Zach LaVine said, “I think we’ll be fine.”

Yeah, well, few of us would have imagined the Bulls would follow a road win with the worst home playoff loss in franchise history.

“A loss is a loss,” DeMar DeRozan said. “With this, we have to come back anyway and protect the floor of our house, you know?” … Now we have the opportunity to match that stuff on Sunday on our home court, and that’s what we’re going to do.

It looks like a plan, if not a guarantee. But a plan that will actually, ahem, work? That’s a very different question. And here’s what happens:

SUN 24

Bucks at Bulls, Game 4 (noon, Ch. 7)

Not telling Bulls coach Billy Donovan how to do his job, but we suggest composing a game plan that doesn’t involve falling behind by three touchdowns in the first quarter.

Heat at Hawks, Game 4 (6 p.m., TNT)

Will Trae Young and the Hawks really tie things up and make it a series? And why are we suddenly imagining Jimmy Butler lifting a chair in the visitors’ locker room?

Suns at Pelicans, Game 4 (8:30 p.m., TNT)

Things got spicy between these teams in Game 3, with the Suns being pushed harder than they probably expected. Another forearm thrill or two and we’ll really have something here.

MON 25

Celtics at Nets, Game 4 (6 p.m., TNT)

It’s utter desperation mode for Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and a Brooklyn team many considered title favorites – and that was before Ben Simmons’ huge contributions.

Flyers at Blackhawks (7 p.m., ESPN+, Hulu)

Let’s be honest: if these teams switched uniforms before the third period, would anyone notice?

TUE 26

Eloy Jimenez walks away with a bum hammy.

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Royals at White Sox (6:10 p.m., NBCSCH)

Lately, the Sox can’t hit the ball, field the ball, stay healthy, or avoid being suspended. Other than that, it’s a well-oiled machine.

Meals to the Cardinals (6:45 p.m., TBS)

For whom are the Mets, the best team in baseball? Blink and you’ll miss at least two RBIs by Pete Alonso.

WED 27

Bulls at Bucks, Game 5 (TBD)

At least the Bulls know they can win at the Fiserv Forum. After all, they’ve done it – oh, boy – once in their last eight tries.

GAME 28

Royals at White Sox (1:10 p.m., NBCSCH)

OK, so that’s a little unconventional, but maybe the Sox can avert a disaster or two if Tony La Russa starts benching players for shoving the first base line?

Cubs at Braves (6:20 p.m., marquee)

We don’t know what’s going to happen, though it probably won’t involve Anthony Rizzo throwing at Freddie Freeman or chasing him in a preview and yelling “Frederick!” Sigh.

FRI 29

Chicago Blackhawks vs Los Angeles Kings

We have seen enough.

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Blackhawks at Sabers (6 p.m., NBCSCH)

Is it already here? Boy, the good times just passed by. Enjoy the season finale, puckheads.

Cubs at Brewers (7:10 p.m., marquee)

The Cubs are off to a 2-1 start in the season series, but still have a long way to go to make up for last year’s 3-13 debacle.

Bucks at Bulls, Game 6, if necessary (TBD)

Necessary or not, who are we kidding? It is necessary.

SAT 30

Angels at White Sox (3:05 p.m., FS1, NBCSCH)

People continue to grieve Angels manager Joe Maddon for intentionally kicking his pitcher in the other day. At least he didn’t drag a clown or a magician or a zoo animal out of the bullpen to do it.

Louisville Race to the Red Stars (7 p.m., Paramount+)

The regular season begins, and everyone is talking about the Red Stars’ new “Skyscraper” kits. At least everyone who knows how to find a Red Stars game on Paramount+ does.

Red Bulls at Fire (7 p.m., Ch. 9)

You have to like the Fire’s chances of avoiding defeat if they use their usual strategy: “We promise not to score if you don’t.”

Wow House: New Build Waterfront 6 Bed, Jacuzzi

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ATLANTIC BEACH, NY – This new construction spans 10,000 square feet. This is a 110 foot two story waterfront estate in Atlantic Beach.

At an asking price of $12.5 million, the property includes over 5,000 square feet of terrace. There are six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms.

It is an open floor plan to the kitchen, living room and dining room.

Rooms have balconies overlooking the water, while the ground floor features a media room, sauna, and indoor/outdoor bathroom.

Another highlight is a 3,000 square foot terrace with a fire pit and kitchenette.

The courtyard has a terrace, a jacuzzi and a summer kitchen. The garage/driveway can accommodate up to six cars.

  • Address: 1990 Bay Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NY
  • Price: $12,500,000
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 6.5
  • Listing Description: Sitting on 10,000 square feet of land, this modern 110-foot 2-story waterfront estate boasts over 5,000 square feet of patio space. Built from scratch in 2021 using only the best materials, this spectacular home has 6BR and 6.5BA. Features include high ceilings, radiant heating on the 8,500 square foot tiled floors, open floor plan in the kitchen, living room, dining areas and wet bar with smallbone sink all overlooking the bay across floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and windows. All rooms have a balcony overlooking the water. The ground floor features a media room, sauna, indoor/outdoor bathroom, and two spacious decks overlooking the water. An absolute highlight is the 3,000 square foot roof terrace with a fire pit and kitchenette. Backyard: heated swimming pool, terrace, jacuzzi, maintenance-free fake grass, summer kitchen with Hestan grill/smoker, outdoor television, high-end sound system. 2 jet-ski floats/possibility to moor three boats with direct access to the bay. 2 sets of washer/dryer. Garage with driveway that can accommodate up to 6 cars.

Listed By: Derek Greene, Greene Realty Group

The central coast serves as a training ground for skydiving stunts

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Two pilots will parachute from plane to plane in the skies of Arizona this weekend and the stunt has strong ties to the Central Coast.

The Central Coast served as the training ground for this Sunday’s Red Bull aircraft swap, with flights taking off from San Luis Obispo and Oceano airports.

“The plane swap is finally here, we’re gearing up to make it happen and it’s been so much work and such a great group of people,” said paratrooper Luke Aikins. “You want to do it for yourself but you don’t want to let anyone down either.”

Aikins and his cousin, Andy Farrington, plan to intentionally put their planes in a dive at 14,000 feet. They will then hop and jump into the other plane, all plummeting midair and nosedown towards the ground at 140 miles per hour.

“When it’s time for the real Sunday, to leave the plane all alone and come back in another, it’s going to be one of the most surreal experiences,” Farrington said. “When you walk up to that plane and you see there’s no one in it, it’s going to be pretty wild.”

The two then plan to regain control of each plane before landing safely on the ground.

The stunt was made possible through the expertise of a Cal Poly professor. KSBY met with Paulo Iscold, who is the main aeronautical engineer for the aircraft exchange.

“It’s a challenge, it’s a difficult project but it’s what I love to do, it’s what drives my professional life,” said Iscold.

Iscold developed the Speed ​​Brake which will prevent aircraft from reaching uncontrollable speed and disintegrating in the air.

He also developed the autopilot system which had its own set of challenges.

“There’s no autopilot in the world that can fly planes that descend directly, so we had to develop the whole system,” Iscold said.

Aikins described the role that physics and engineering played in the project.

“We test it, we design it on the ground and we have to go up and prove it in the air,” he said. “To have an engineer on the project get his hands dirty, he didn’t just design the system, he built it and it’s amazing, the information and the knowledge that I learned.”

Learning by doing now leaves a lasting impression on two world famous skydivers.

“I think a bit of that is starting to rub off on Luke, it’s the joke here that Luke likes zeros and ones a little more now and all the computer graphics and stuff,” Farrington said. “Before, Luke was looking at a computer and walking pretty much the other way.”

Aikins hopes the stunt will inspire young people to pursue science and engineering fields.

The plane swap will be broadcast live on Hulu and Red Bull TV on Sunday at four o’clock in the afternoon.

Shocking Moment Thieves Ransack $140,000 Worth of Designer Items in Louis Vuitton Ohio Store in Minutes

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Moment thieves ransack $140,000 designer goods Ohio Louis Vuitton store in minutes ‘where staff previously claimed they were barred from arresting shoplifters’

  • Eight to 10 thieves wearing ski masks raided a Louis Vuitton store in Kenwood, Ohio on Wednesday, taking more than $140,000 worth of merchandise
  • Within minutes, the thieves emptied “every item on the showroom floor,” according to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department.
  • They all ran over there and they started grabbing shit,’ a 911 caller said. ‘As soon as we turned our backs…they were already out’
  • Employees were reportedly told they weren’t authorized to arrest shoplifters
  • Burglaries in Cincinnati, just 11 miles from the mall where the theft took place, are up 12% from 2021

A horde of thieves stole “every item on the showroom floor” from a Louis Vuitton store in Ohio on Wednesday, taking more than $140,000 worth of merchandise in minutes.

Shortly after 3 p.m., eight to 10 people wearing ski masks and gloves were dropped off at the entrance to the Kenwood Towne Center in Kenwood, Ohio, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

They could be seen jostling store workers to get inside in surveillance stills, which were shared by investigators.

The swarm then stole almost all of the goods within minutes, before piling into a dark gray Dodge Durango SUV and a black sedan and peeling off.

Both vehicles were last seen driving northbound on Route 1-71, the department said.

Several shocked shoppers called 911 to report the lightning-fast theft.

“We’re at the Kenwood mall and we just saw 15 guys walk into Louis Vuitton and rob the store,” a caller told the dispatch, according to WLWT.

“As soon as we started walking they all ran out there and they started grabbing shit, knocking stuff over and then running away,” another caller said. “And as soon as we turned our backs, the security guard was already in and they were already out.”

As a security guard watched, a horde of eight to 10 thieves were seen ransacking the Louis Vuitton store at Kenwood Mall in Ohio shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Within minutes, they collected $140,000 worth of merchandise and fled — according to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department, they stole

Within minutes, they collected $140,000 worth of merchandise and fled — according to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, they stole “every item on the showroom floor.”

They were filmed piling into a dark gray SUV and a black sedan and peeling off.  Both vehicles were last seen heading northbound 1-71

They were filmed piling into a dark gray SUV and a black sedan and peeling off. Both vehicles were last seen heading northbound 1-71

When the surveillance footage was first released on Thursday, deputies reported that $413,000 worth of goods had been stolen; On Friday, a spokesperson clarified that the initial estimate was incorrect, according to WSMVName.

No arrests have been made, police said, and anyone with information that could lead to the capture of the thieves is asked to call the department.

WLWT’s Sheree Paolello wrote in a Tweet that store employees were not allowed to confront shoplifters.

“A friend told me over Christmas break that she saw people shoplifting there,” she wrote. “She reported it to the manager and was told ‘Yeah, we know. But we have no right to stop it. WHAT?’

In Cincinnati, just 15 minutes from the mall, burglaries are up 12% this year from the same time in 2021, from 344 incidents to 385.

However, that 14% is below the three-year average of 450 burglaries, according to data compiled by the Hamilton County Police Department.

Brazen thefts have exploded in recent years in the United States, with many blame-crime policies reducing sentences for non-violent crimes.

On April 7 in New York City, two women and a man stole 112 diamond rings worth a collective $450,000 from a Midtown jewelry store on West 47th Street.

The suspects — all Hispanic and in their late 20s to early 50s, the lawmen said — entered the Diamond Center as separate customers, cops said, with one suspect slipping the rings and the other two serving as lookouts.

On April 15, a thief was filmed walking down the aisles of CVS in notorious liberal San Francisco stuffing his pockets and a wheeled suitcase, making off with whatever he wanted before exiting the store without opposition.

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Newly Listed Healdsburg Mediterranean Style Estate for $7,800,000

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Newly Listed Healdsburg Mediterranean Style Estate for $7,800,000

This is the first time that this personalized Mediterranean-style villa has been put up for sale. At 5,538 square feet, this 4-bedroom, 3½-bathroom estate includes a guest house, is minutes from downtown Healdsburg, and offers views of the Dry Creek Valley and the mountains. Mayacamas.

The house is accessed by two estate gates and has a driveway lined with mature oak trees. The property extends over 8 hectares, including 4 hectares of vines of Italian grape varieties and 5 hectares of olive trees. The interior of the home features an oversized living room with a fireplace, a large private dining room, a gourmet chef’s kitchen that includes a large custom marble island, and 3 bedrooms located around a hacienda-style courtyard.

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USA TODAY Network Newspaper Crossword, Today Sudoku Puzzle Answers

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Eyes on the sky: Poplar Man unveils patent-pending jetpack design – Superior Telegram

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POPLAR — A local engineer has spent the past two years designing a prototype jetpack.

Strapping his SkyPak V1 to his back on April 8, Daniel Gant pulled the door of his studio in the village of Poplar. It was for a photo shoot, but not for a flight.

Daniel Gant, founder of Ascend Dynamics, LLC, dons the prototype of his SkyPak, a propeller-driven jetpack, outside his home in Poplar on Friday, April 8, 2022.

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The current electrical design involves 30 pounds of drone batteries to power the 12 blades. They’re noisy, a problem that could be reduced by replacing the 20-inch blades with 40-inch blades, Gant said.

The battery array provides 112 horsepower, enough to power a small car. In the air, where every ounce matters, that translates to about two minutes of flight time and a maximum pilot weight limit of 100 pounds, he said.

Replacing the current, 55-pound aluminum frame with carbon nanofibers could reduce weight and increase flight time. Another option is to swap battery power for a lightweight, powerful gas engine and generator to provide more thrust and longer flight time.

Although the current proof-of-concept design uses hobby-grade parts, the next step will involve more sophisticated, more expensive pieces that inch Gant closer to manned flight.

The engineer plans to add cowling and guards around the fan blades, GPS and positioning sensors and the ability to fly the plane from either the ground or manually. He envisions an ultralight aircraft that flies much like a drone, with a patent-pending design that keeps the blades behind the pilot.

Daniel Gant, founder of Ascend Dynamics, LLC, steals a smaller prototype of his SkyPak, a propeller-driven jetpack, outside his workshop
Daniel Gant, founder of Ascend Dynamics, LLC, flies a smaller prototype of his SkyPak, a propeller-driven jetpack, outside his workshop at his home in Poplar on Friday, April 8, 2022.

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The SkyPak could be used for many applications, from search and rescue to flying a worker up to changing light bulbs or performing other maintenance on tall structures. It’s years away from that time, he says, but the design works.

Ascend Dynamics, LLC Founder, Daniel Gant, smiles as he carries the prototype of his SkyPak, a propeller-driven jetpack, on his back while getting through the door of his workshop
Ascend Dynamics, LLC founder Daniel Gant smiles as he carries the prototype of his SkyPak, a propeller-driven jetpack, on his back as he walks through the door of his workshop in Poplar on Friday, April 8, 2022.

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An artist’s concept of a flying machine backpack inspired Gant’s quest to create one. The dream started with a doll-sized model to see if the design could work. The Poplar man, 35, said his finest moment in the process was the first time a small-scale prototype took flight.

“It didn’t fly very well. It needed some tweaking, but it flew,” he said.

One of the toughest moments was when the full-scale prototype flew, sporting a wooden frame and a Gant named Mitchell mannequin store. The test flight took place in the Church Covenant Mission in Poplar.

“It didn’t fly like I thought it would. He seemed to really struggle,” almost fighting to fly, Gant said.

Every step forward brings new challenges to overcome, a process Gant said he enjoys.

“I’m really an ideas person, maybe more than an engineer,” Gant said. “That kind of attitude” I have that idea. Wondering if I can make it work” has been on my mind, basically, ever since I graduated. … And yeah, it’s been a huge blessing to get to work on a dream, if you will.

His wife, friends and family members have been extremely supportive, from turning a key to shooting a YouTube video on the project. The neighbors were also very understanding, he said.

Gant’s company, Ascend Dynamics LLC, released a video and information about the SkyPak in early April.


His passion for flying started at the age of 13 when he started flying model airplanes. Gant earned his pilot’s license at Superior while attending the University of Minnesota at Duluth. He earned a degree in mechanical engineering in 2012.

Gant spent five years working for Cirrus Aircraft in Duluth before turning to designing a new jetpack. Now he is at the crossroads. If funding can be obtained, Gant plans to pursue full-time research and development on the jetpack. Otherwise it can become a part-time job.

Visit the Ascend Dynamics LLC website at ascenddynamics.com or its Facebook page for more information on the project.

Ascend Dynamics, LLC founder Daniel Gant steals a smaller prototype of his SkyPak, a propeller-driven jetpack, outside his workshop
Ascend Dynamics, LLC founder Daniel Gant flies a smaller prototype of his SkyPak, a propeller-driven jetpack, outside his workshop at his home in Poplar on Friday, April 8, 2022.

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Ascend Dynamics LLC Founder Daniel Gant gazes skyward as he carries a prototype of its SkyPak, a propeller-driven jetpack
Ascend Dynamics, LLC founder Daniel Gant looks skyward as he carries a prototype of his SkyPak, a propeller-driven jetpack, at his home in Poplar on Friday, April 8, 2022.

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Joyce Wanek Center for Arts and Design dedicated to Western Technical College

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Joyce and Ron Wanek donated $375,000 to the school’s interior design program

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — Western Technical College’s interior design program is getting a financial boost.

The La Crosse-based school opened the Joyce Wanek Center for Arts and Design on Wednesday morning.

Wanek, a 1979 Western alum, and her husband, Ron, donated $375,000 to the interior design program through their foundation.

Western will use the money to buy new technology, upgrade equipment and support staff for the next three years.

“They can also move their offices around as appropriate for the business at hand,” said Jennifer Stangl, interior design program director. “We also have a collaborative space.

The Joyce Wanek Center for Art and Design is on the third floor of Western’s Integrated Technology Center.

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Provincetown East End home for sale for $2.65 million

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Located in the East End of Provincetown, this three-bedroom, three-bathroom home offers Cape Town property market staples such as coastal views, beach access and a full basement. finished with its own exit slider.

Upon entering this home you will be struck by the openness and spaciousness of the property. The open floor plan “lends itself to easy entertaining, with a natural flow between the kitchen, living room, and den,” according to the Zillow home listing.

For listing agent Emily Flax of Sotheby’s International, it’s this openness and the size of the house that set it apart.

“The living room has a two-story ceiling, so when you walk in it’s very dramatic,” Flax said. “The volume is a very special part of the house. You get a lot of sunlight, the sun almost reflects off the water in the house.”

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The second floor landing, where the three bedrooms are located

The listing also notes that the large first floor family room (with an adjoining full bathroom) can even be converted into a first floor suite if desired, increasing the versatility of this property.

“There are a lot of versatile living spaces,” she said. “But there is also an opportunity for this popular and sought-after home office space.”

Built in 1988 but significantly remodeled in 2020, this home’s three bedrooms and three full bathrooms are a Cape Cod rarity, especially in Provincetown, where studios — or even parking spaces – can go for exorbitant prices.

“It’s such a spacious place, which you don’t often see in Provincetown,” Flax said.

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The living room leads to the kitchen

All three bedrooms are located on the second level, with the master suite offering beautiful beach views and even a hot tub. The other two bedrooms are located between a recently renovated full bathroom with laundry included.

A funky spiral staircase leads from the second floor to a recreation area, where a magnificent vantage point of the Provincetown and Long Point skyline can be seen.

The view from the master suite

Just a five-minute drive from the heart of Commercial Street, this home combines the best of both Cape Town worlds: access to one of the peninsula’s top tourist hubs while offering peace and privacy with a wrap-around deck overlooking the 0.45 – one acre lot and the beach.

For those interested but unable to travel to visit in person, the Zillow home listing has a 3D tour option that showcases everything this property has to offer.

748 Commercial Street, Provincetown

Price: $2,650,000

Square feet: 4,144 square feet

Rooms: 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, finished basement

Year of construction: 1988

Lot size: 0.45 acres

#MLS: 22106668

Contact: Emily Flax, Gibson, Sotheby’s International Realty, 508-487-2430, [email protected]

Property listings in Florence for people who need a lot of living space | Local News

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Welcome to Marion SC, home to this beautiful and charming historic property. Located minutes from the main street of town, this home is looking for the right person to bring it back to its former glory! Boasting 5 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms, this two-story home has plenty of space to meet all needs. Some features rarely found in modern construction today including detailed crown molding, beautiful antique chandeliers, four handcrafted fireplaces and impeccable hardware/fixtures with this home. Upon entering the house you are impressed by the open entrance hall. Looking straight ahead shows the age of the house with the all wood, spiral staircase with detailed original pillars. To the left, through the custom archway, you enter the formal living space with a view of the porch, a fireplace, a chandelier hanging from the original moldings and parquet flooring. Through the antiquated sliding wooden doors is the formal dining room. Large windows letting in natural light enhance the beauty of the second fireplace, the original chandelier, hardwood floors and crown moldings continue in this room as well. Connecting the formal dining room to the large kitchen is what would have been known as the “butlers pantry”, with access to the full guest bathroom, this hallway leads us to our kitchen area. The kitchen has an island with a breakfast bar and additional storage space. With tiled flooring throughout for easy cleaning, it pairs perfectly with the natural wood cabinetry and sand-colored countertops. Looping through the kitchen to the right of the house offers stunning panoramic views to enjoy with your morning coffee. This space is what we call the breakfast nook, it features a large floor-to-ceiling window and a massive slider. Large enough for a full size 6 person table if needed. This space also has access to the full size laundry room and a second access to the downstairs guest bathroom. Through the single doorway is the main ground floor hallway. This hallway gives access to the spacious guest bedroom, with the third fireplace, parquet flooring, a large single closet and a bathroom with stand-up shower, pedestal sink and tiled floor. The bedrooms also have access to the wraparound porch through gorgeous French doors. Next to the guest bedroom is another spacious room, the continuous wooden floor, the fourth fireplace, this room could be used as an office/bedroom/second sitting area. Up the well-preserved staircase are the other three bedrooms. Up the stairs is a large room with access to the second floor guest bathroom, large double door closet and hardwood floors. The second guest bedroom on the second level is a bit larger, with a large single door closet and wooden flooring. The master located on the 2nd floor, on the left, it runs the full length of the house. This massive master suite has hardwood floors, many windows, sitting area, chandelier, oversized bathroom with garden tub, stand up shower, dual sinks. Across the bathroom is another sitting/vanity area and a huge master closet. The second floor also has a full attic access staircase and a large front balcony overlooking the front yard. This home has the potential to be exquisite. The house is sold as is, the seller will not make any repairs, the seller has never occupied the property. We are only accepting all cash offers at this time. Come visit this property today and leave your mark on a piece of history.

Nottinghamshire and Derby schools among first to take part in groundbreaking Our Future project for SEND pupils – FE News

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A REVOLUTIONARY career scheme which aims to raise the aspirations of primary school pupils in the East Midlands has been hailed by teachers for its inclusiveness.

The core Our Future project is designed to improve social mobility, challenge gender stereotypes and expand opportunities for elementary school children with a range of fun and hands-on activities from experts at Learn By Design.

It has been specially adapted to make it accessible to all, as the government announces much appreciated changes following the revision of support for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).

And pupils at a special school in Nottinghamshire were among the first to try out the project, which saw them learn about a variety of activities including a wooden cow – nicknamed Buttercup – which pupils were able to ‘milk’.

Ruby, a pupil from St Clare’s School in Derby, took part in the Farm to Fork session, where she had fun ‘milking’ the Buttercup cow. Image: Penguin PR

The session was called “Farm to Fork” and followed the process of the food chain from agricultural production to consumption – in this case, how milk from a dairy cow in a field is turned into cheese which is found in our sandwiches.

Laura Whyatt, Deputy Head of Oak Field School, Bilborough, said: “I have nothing but praise for the sessions that have been delivered by Learn By Design. We had wonderful feedback from the children and teachers who participated in the sessions.

“The workshop was practical, interactive and our children – who have special educational needs – engaged in activities tailored to their needs.

“The ‘cow’ was a huge hit with the kids. Career programs tend to be aimed at young people in secondary education, mostly in mainstream schools, so this session was refreshing for its inclusiveness. »

St Clare’s School, Mickleover, Derby, also took part in the project.

Richard Jackson, Deputy Headmaster, said: “The sessions were delivered to pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 – those aged 11 to 14 – working at primary school level.

“I have received so many great comments from students and staff. One of the classes built a huge tower out of cardboard; they were engaged throughout and Paige, Beth and Charlotte, who facilitated the sessions on behalf of Learn By Design, were brilliant.

“Both Beth and Paige have a background in teaching and their expertise came through during the sessions.”

Over the past two years, the Our Future project – carried out by a consortium of experts including Learn By Design, a market-leading education outreach company, dmh associates, who are policy specialists career, research and practice, and a national charity Education and Employers – has helped broaden the horizons of primary school students.

And, after a successful pilot in Derby, it is now deployed in the East Midlands.

Last year, 1.4 million pupils in England were identified as having special educational needs or disabilities. This figure has been increasing since 2017.

Dr Deirdre Hughes, of dmh Associates, said: “It is essential to improve narrow views of children and young people’s abilities by broadening horizons and raising aspirations for students, especially for those with educational needs. special needs and/or disabilities.

“A key point to consider is whether career-related learning needs to be adapted or modified in SEND schools. Drawing on her extensive experience of working and creating frameworks for SEN schools, expert Yolande Burgess of London Councils argued in a TeachFirst report (2019) that any training framework or curriculum should be designed in a way that does not have to be tailored for SEN schools.

“In other words, she notes that if a career-related learning framework is designed well enough, it should work for any child. She pointed out that because the outcomes are similar enough for children attending SEN and mainstream schools, that programs should broaden aspirations and improve life and work skills, any career framework should embrace all children, in all schools.

Lauren Croll, from Learn by Design, said: “The idea of ​​Our Future sessions is to educate kids about future career opportunities they never even considered.

“We do this by having career volunteers tour schools and, for St Clares and the other SEND schools we work with, we have tailored the sessions to suit everyone.”

It is hoped that the Our Future project, funded until August 2022, will leave a lasting legacy and that schools in the East Midlands will be able to tap into a resource ‘bank’ and database of volunteers.

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What Travelers Need to Know About Sea-Tac Airport’s New Arrivals Facility

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The new international arrivals facility at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport welcomed its first passenger flight early Tuesday morning, signaling the start of the long-awaited facility progressive opening plan — and the start of a new era for international travel through the Emerald City, airport officials say.

Passengers on Delta Air Lines Flight 196 from Seoul’s Incheon International Airport rolled under the 780-foot-long pedestrian bridge en route to their gate, where they received a gun turret salute ‘water. Seattle Port Commissioner Sam Cho said the opening of the facility marks “an important milestone.”

With the easing of pandemic-era travel restrictions like mandatory masking, expanded out-of-airport service, and new facility, it’s a whole new world at the airport for international travelers. Here’s a refresher on where you can fly internationally from Seattle, as well as what changes travelers should expect when they next visit Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

New and old destinations

By this fall, a total of 44 international services will be operating at the airport, with nonstop flights serving 29 international destinations by 25 airlines. (In airline jargon, a service is a specific airline’s route between two destinations.) This represents an increase from the pre-pandemic number of 42 services, 26 destinations and 22 airlines. As of April, 38 international services were operating at the airport, with nonstop flights to 24 different international destinations.

Before the pandemic, the airport was one of the busiest in the country, said Perry Cooper, the airport’s media relations manager. The pandemic caused international travel to drop 79% in 2020 compared to 2019, but more services and passengers return to the airport, while other services have been discontinued. This includes the Norwegian Air shuttle to Gatwick Airport in London, Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong and Delta to Osaka, Japan. Other direct services to China have yet to return, in part due to federal agreements and restrictions.

However, eight new international benefits, including five new airlines, have debuted or been announced at the airport in the past two years. Now operating: Qatar Airways in Doha; Alaska Airlines seasonal service to Belize; American Airlines in London; and WestJet service to Calgary, Alberta. Coming soon: Turkish Airlines will begin service to Istanbul in May; in June, Finnair will fly to Helsinki; Air Canada also flies to Montreal that month; and service to Tahiti via Air Tahiti Nui will launch in October.

While London and Calgary, for example, have added new airlines to destinations already served from Seattle, Belize, Helsinki, Doha, Montreal, Istanbul and Tahiti are all new destinations.

“For [airlines] having confidence in this region and this market shows the potential for the business and leisure opportunities they see,” Cooper said. “It complements the rapid growth of our businesses, especially those with international connections, and highlights the diversity of our region as we continue to grow.”

In addition to new services at the airport, some services that had been lost for Seattle travelers are returning. Virgin Atlantic resumed service to London in March; Alaska resumes flights to Edmonton, Alberta this month; Delta restarts service to London in May; and Aer Lingus will fly to Dublin again from July.

The international travel experience

It’s no coincidence that Seattle’s international travel options are growing alongside the airport. Cooper says the new international arrivals facility will bring Seattle’s international travel experience into the future.

“It really takes us to where other airports are in the country,” Cooper said.

“Our establishment was so outdated and cramped; we did our best with the space we had all these years. It’s really exciting for us to finally have this openness and have a positive experience for all of our passengers.

On Tuesday, some flights disembarked from Concourse A to the new facility. In early May, some flights arriving from Concourse S will disembark at the facility via an air gateway, and from May 10, all international arrivals will use the IAF.

As for the design, Cooper said customers can expect big changes.

“The difference in what people will see when entering customs is incredibly dramatic,” he said. “The first thing they’re going to see is the space there is – it’s more than four times the size of the old space. If you’ve been here before and walked through the cramped old space of the 1970s, it’s like stepping into the modern world.”

The establishment had a private revelation in March. In the coming weeks, the airport will test all operations before full opening. Overall, according to the airport, travelers can expect shorter wait times, more international gates, new amenities (more restrooms, a pet relief area, and a nursing suite) and hopefully faster customs clearance.

The 450,000 square foot facility streamlines arrivals in several ways, primarily by eliminating the need for a train ride. Previously, passengers arriving on an international flight passed through customs control at Satellite Sud, collected their baggage, and then went through security again; connecting passengers went through another security checkpoint, while Seattle-bound travelers dropped off most of their luggage to catch a train to the main terminal, where they collected it one last time before leaving the airport. airport.

Seattle will be the first major airport to implement Customs and Border Protection’s “Bag First” process, in which travelers will collect their baggage before proceeding to passport control. From there, connecting passengers will pass through a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint to continue their journey while those whose journey ends in Seattle will proceed directly to the arrivals hall of the main terminal.

A window-lined pedestrian bridge spanning 780 feet – longer than the height of the Space Needle – will feed travelers from Concourse S across the top of Concourse A to the IAF Grand Concourse. The escalator system used to reach the skywalk is one of the 10 longest in the United States (including other airports, malls, and subway stations), spanning 191 feet with an elevation of 80 feet .

Passenger capacity will more than double to 2,600 passengers per hour, and baggage claim facilities will almost triple their previous volume. The new design increases the number of available international gates from 12 to 20 by making eight existing gates accessible for both domestic and international flights. These gates connect to a new security corridor for international arrivals, providing direct access to the IAF.

“A big thing in the industry is ‘connect time,'” Cooper said, referring to the time between landing and connecting to the gate of your next flight. “Our goal is to reduce the minimum connection time from 90 to 75 minutes.”

Aesthetically, the design of the new facility welcomes the world in a decidedly northwest style. The Great Hall offers views of Mount Rainier as natural light shines through floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing works by Indigenous artists. Environmentally friendly design meets US Green Building Council LEED v4 Certification Specificationand stained Douglas fir wraps the portals at either end of the facility.

The new facility at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport looks like a nice place to have a layover. The airport hopes you’ll be okay, but that you won’t have to wait too long.

Hotels in Silicon Valley: The 5 Best New Properties | Architectural Summary

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Silicon Valley doesn’t need a beach or the energy of a big city to be a destination. Home to tech giants like Facebook and Google and conveniently located near the San Francisco Bay, the area – where a number of mid-sized cities come together like an intricate jigsaw – has seen an unprecedented design hotel boom, with appearances by big names and small chain stores. As work-related travel slowly picks up, we’re taking a closer look at Silicon Valley’s latest openings. Inspired by innovation and boundary-pushing creativity, these new Silicon Valley hotels showcase what it takes to create hospitality experiences for the sophisticated tech crowd.

The Ameswell.

Photo: Jessica Sample/The Ameswell

The Ameswell, mountain view

Steps from Google, Facebook, and NASA, the brand new Ameswell has 225 rooms, a pool, and plenty of outdoor space to get lost in. Designed by San Francisco-based BAMO, the hotel pays homage to its surroundings by incorporating touchless technology throughout and offering an innovative perception of space. “The design of the hotel was originally inspired by German artist Kurt Schwitters, whose permanent exhibition I saw years ago at the Sprengel Museum in Hannover, Germany,” says Michael Booth, director of BAMO . “I was drawn to the idea of ​​this kinetic relationship between horizontal and vertical surfaces, and the layout of our building attributed itself well to this concept.”

On the floor, this means floating panels suspended in the hotel restaurant, exposed ceilings and textured walls. Smart fitness mirrors in rooms and space-themed exhibits in common areas remind guests they’re in tech territory.

theameswellhotel.com, Expedia, Tablet

Hotel Citrine.

Photo: Michael Kleinberg

Hotel Citrine, Palo Alto

The latest addition to the Silicon Valley hotel roster, Citrine is the talk of the town. Created by Los Angeles-based Beleco Design, Citrine is airy and sleek, aiming to tick all the boxes of the current trend. Curvy armchairs all in curves? To verify. Clever lighting? To verify. “There was no built history that would have inspired a lifestyle hotel in the immediate vicinity,” says Christian Schnyder, director of Beleco, referring to the curious challenge facing Silicon Valley hotel designers. inevitably confronted. “Instead, the design brief focused on the sustainability and socially responsible aspects of the building and its programming.” The design team did not want the hotel to be “high tech” for the innovation itself, but rather to provide functionality and comfort. The result, Schnyder says, is “a clean, modern design” that “doesn’t take itself too seriously” — think whimsical art, printed pillows, and the occasional burst of bright green and orange.

Teruhiro Yanagihara designs the new Japanese restaurant Sower

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Teruhiro Yanagihara Creates Country-Inspired Interiors for New Sower Restaurant in Japan

Sower, the new Japanese restaurant on Lake Biwa, features a minimalist design and a palette of materials inspired by its surroundings

Straw, mother-of-pearl, river stones, clay. A cornucopia of natural materials sourced from the landscape defines the interiors of the new Sower Restaurant in rural Japan, overlooking the serene waters of Lake Biwa in mountainous Shiga Prefecture.

The Japanese restaurant was designed by Teruhiro Yanagihara Studio, who carefully applied the concept of ‘terroir’ to the interior, tempering the warm textures of natural materials with clean, minimalist lines and contemporary metallic accents. The design smoothly complements the culinary innovations of American chef Coleman Griffin (formerly of Tokyo’s Inua restaurant), who offers a creative and modern take on the region’s rich seasonal produce and its heritage as the birthplace of fermentation culture. Japanese.

Thus, the rugged natural landscape of Shiga is the main protagonist, from the textures of the plastered walls, the surface of the stone counters and the deep water nuances of the ceramic glazes, to the contents of the plates.

“I thought it was very important to design a restaurant that was connected to the landscape around it,” says Teruhiro Yanagihara, who has studios in Osaka and Arles, France, and is creative director and designer at 1616/Arita. Japan. “Similar to the food served at the restaurant, the space was created using earth, stones and plants from the surrounding Shiga region. We have worked closely with artisans to create the best use of these materials.

The restaurant, located in the grounds of L’Hôtel du Lac du Lac Biwa, is accessed through large assamela wood doors, with clean-lined copper handles and ceramic inserts. These lead to a bar where the walls and ceilings have been covered in textured sakan plaster by artisan Saito Arato, who has created an organic fusion of Shigaraki clay, straw and small stones from a local river , while a smooth floor of local earth and cement is awash in dark Bengala mud dye. Likewise, the bar counter contains an organic microcosm of the Shiga landscape, its smooth terrazzo-style surface showcasing a polished mix of white cement river stones and natural ceramic clay.

Renowned contemporary ceramics studio Nota & Design, based in Shiga, have designed expanses of vertical tile panels with a light milky white glaze using powdered pearl shells from Lake Biwa, placed both on the sides of the countertop and plaster walls.

Meanwhile, the bar stools feature curved oak slats expertly handcrafted by Hiroshima-based Sasimonokagu Takahashi, brass footrests and soft semi-circular seats topped with a warm gray textile from the collection. Kvadrat’s Haku designed by Yanagihara.

The angular space flows around a corner in the main restaurant area, where the earth-inspired palette, natural materials, and clean-lined aesthetic continue. Here, another large terrazzo-style countertop wraps around an open kitchen, alongside a wall of Nota-designed tiles in a deep watery hue called Biwako Blue. Meanwhile, minimalist tube lines of unglazed Shigaraki clay, also by Nota, hang on the walls, transformed into mood lighting by Nara-based New Light Pottery.

Guests also dine at circular Japanese ash tables with oxidized black legs, accompanied by oak chairs with woven rope seats by Danish brand &Tradition, reflecting the tangible connection Yanagihara saw between the landscapes of Scandinavia and Lake Biwa. .

Crisp touches of light-catching copper along parts of the walls temper natural materials, while in an intimate private dining room, an organic expanse of camphor wood forms a table centerpiece, resting on a burnt base and polished from the same wood.

Griffin cooks up a bold and imaginative visual feast, with ingredients sourced from the surrounding land and waters. Highlights of the launch include Shrimp and Yam Fritters; venison, marinated strawberries and smoked and dried tomatoes; and burnt fig wood ice cream, all served on ceramics by Nota and 2016/Arita Japan, alongside original knives made by Ryusen Hamono.

And just like the nature that surrounds it, the space will continue to evolve. “It’s like the architecture of a shrine or a teahouse,” says Yanagihara. “As the earthen walls and woodwork are exposed to wind and sunlight, their beauty will deepen over time.” §

Monumental Views + Curved Stairs + Candlemaker: VA/DC Dream Homes

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VIRGINIA/DC – This week’s featured homes in Virginia and DC include a stunning home in DC’s Cleveland Park neighborhood and a luxury home on Lake Manassas in Gainesville.

The Cleveland Park home features large-scale rooms, high ceilings, and dramatic southern light. It offers spectacular views of the Washington National Cathedral and monuments from its large courtyard and multiple porches.

The home also includes a private backyard that includes a patio, screened porch, and shared tennis court.

The home overlooking Lake Manassas in Gainesville includes several luxury features in addition to its water views. In total, the home has five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, and 7,520 square feet. The main level of the house features a circular staircase, a formal living room and a formal dining room.

In Old Town Alexandria, a four-bedroom house dates from 1786 and once belonged to Jacob Ressler, the “Tallow Chandler”, or candle maker and soap maker of Old Town Alexandria.

Patch has assembled a collection of beautiful homes currently on the market in DC, Northern Virginia and Fredericksburg. You can find property photo galleries in the linked listings in each article.

Dream Home offers spectacular views of the cathedral and monuments

Spacious and rarely available newly built home in a dream location in Cleveland Park, backing onto the Rosedale Conservancy and within walking distance of several schools and Cathedral Commons. With large scale bedrooms, high ceilings and spectacular southern light throughout and with spectacular views of the cathedral and monument from its large back yard and multiple porches. The finished lower level features a large family room and a garage with a dumbwaiter to the mud room. The private backyard includes a patio, screened porch and shared tennis court.

Home Overlooking Lake Manassas in Gainesville Sells for $2.2 Million

A home overlooking Lake Manassas in Gainesville is now available for sale. The property includes several luxury features in addition to its water views. In total, the home has five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, and 7,520 square feet. The main level of the house features a circular staircase, a formal living room and a formal dining room. The house also has a gourmet kitchen.

4-storey townhouse with elevator for sale at One Loudoun

A townhouse for sale in One Loudoun has its own elevator and a roof terrace. The four-level home is one of the only properties in the community with a private side yard. The home has several upscale and designer touches throughout. For example, the house has custom lighting, built-in closets, brick walls, barn doors, automatic blinds, and built-in speakers.

Relax on the patio or stroll along the creek at this Leesburg home

A home for sale in Lansdowne on the Potomac community offers tons of amenities and a great location. The property has a paved front driveway, a concrete fountain, a stone rear patio and a new hot tub. Inside, the house has a two-story foyer with a curved staircase that will impress guests. The home also has an open floor plan with tons of natural light.

3 finished levels, screened porch found in Vienna house

This House of Vienna has the advantages of a cul-de-sac location and plenty of bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms could be considered master bedrooms. On the main level, the home features a formal living room, kitchen with stainless steel appliances and two ovens, dining room, and family room with a wood-burning fireplace. The main level leads to a screened porch and a deck for getting some fresh air. The backyard is spacious and offers a view of the trees.

Colonial awaits you on North Reston’s most charming street

Welcome to this quintessential colonial located on one of North Reston’s most charming streets. Beautiful hardwood floors on main and upper levels. The kitchen has been completely renovated with granite countertops. The windows crossing the house are new (2022). The charming family room, located next to the kitchen and leading to the backyard, has a magnificent wood-burning fireplace with hearth and mantle.

Colonial home on 3 acres in Fredericksburg costs $1.2 million

A Colonial-style home for sale in Fredericksburg offers plenty of privacy and space. The property comprises over 3 acres in the Water Edge Estates. The home is custom built and features a spacious open floor plan. Throughout the home there are luxury features like Anderson windows, Shenandoah shutters, California custom closets and Mendota fireplaces.

Waterfront Woodbridge Home on 5 Acres Lists for $1,400,000

A house for sale along the Occoquan River in Woodbridge is now available for sale. The house is also situated on 5 wooded acres. In total, the home has 5,199 square feet, five bedrooms, and four and a half bathrooms. The house offers many amenities. It is located in the gated community of River Falls and has 170 feet of waterfront access.

An Old Town candle maker lived in this 18th century Alexandria house

A property with the history of Old Town Alexandria and original features may soon be removed from the market as offerings are revised. This four-bedroom house dates from 1786 and was once owned by Jacob Ressler, the “Tallow Chandler”, or candle maker and soap maker of Old Town Alexandria. An original stone cellar, four wood-burning fireplaces, historic millwork, original wood floors and original railings are highlights of the space.

Del Ray’s extended home has 2 lower level areas, screened porch

This three bedroom Del Ray home has separate entrances to the lower level spaces. One of the spaces could be a bedroom or an office with its own bathroom, while the other has an office space and family room perfect for entertaining. Outside, residents have the choice of a screened porch, deck, and patio. The original garage of the house can be used for other purposes such as a shed, a children’s playhouse or an art studio.

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2 story Tudor style on 5.36 wooded acres

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Upon entry is the formal dining room with decorative moldings, chandelier and wood floors. There are two rounded doors, one leading to the entrance and the other to the living room. Another door leads to the kitchen.

The living room is also next to the entrance and has a wood-burning fireplace with wood surround and mantel. This room has decorative moldings and is connected to the veranda/solarium by French doors.

The veranda/sunroom is adorned with stained glass near the glass cathedral ceiling. The glass on the ceiling is alternated with wood and more stained glass. The floor of this bright room is tiled and the entire perimeter is in windows. Open to the lanai is a setting area with a built-in bar, wood floors and crown molding.

Next to the lanai is a large utility room with tile floors, backsplash and brick cabinetry.

The back of the house features a veranda/sun room with doors leading to the brick pavers patio, a covered gazebo and several pergolas. There is a lower level with a walk-out and the land is wooded. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The back of the house features a veranda/sun room with doors leading to the brick pavers patio, a covered gazebo and several pergolas. There is a lower level with a walk-out and the land is wooded. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

There is a family room on the first floor with wooden flooring, two built-in wardrobes and light fixtures and a decorative ceiling light. This room has two bay windows and a full bathroom with a connected walk-in shower.

The kitchen has ample off-white cabinetry as well as granite countertops, recessed ceiling lights, pendant lights above the island and two sinks. There is a double stainless steel sink and gas cooktop, dishwasher, wine cooler, trash compactor and oversized double door stainless steel refrigerator. There are also double wall ovens, wood floors and a bar area with an additional sink.

The kitchen includes a planning desk with a wooden counter. There is a breakfast nook with French door leading to the back patio.

Also off the hallway on the first floor is an office with built-in bookcases, wood-burning fireplace, wood crown molding and wood floors. There is also a half bath on the first floor.

Upstairs there are six bedrooms. The master bedroom has carpeting, a decorative ceiling light, a bay window and a walk-in closet. The suite bathroom has a separate toilet and bidet, tiled floor and walls and a walk-in shower.

Two of the bedrooms share a bathroom with shower/tub combination and separate doors. Each of the remaining bathrooms has an attached bathtub.

There is also a flexible room currently used as a gym with carpeting, decorative ceiling lights and separate areas with partial walls.

A second wooden staircase leads to the finished basement with several carpeted rooms, including a playroom with brickwork, wood-burning fireplace, recessed lighting and decorative ceiling light. The game room also has wood paneling on the walls. A second room connected to the games room has room for a pool or game table and has decorative lighting and storage cupboards.

There is another large carpeted room with paneled walls and recessed lighting. The unfinished part of the basement includes a second laundry room with washer and dryer, HVAC and shelving for storage. Another room has tiled floors and a hot tub surrounded by a terrace.

The lower level with walk-out also has a separate wine cellar and a wooden door opening to the back of the house.

The sunroom/sunroom has three sets of double doors that lead to a concrete paver patio and raised pergola. The patio is surrounded by a metal fence and has outdoor lighting. The unistone patio spans the entire back of the house and there is a raised area leading to the French doors leading to the family room. The pillars support additional pergolas connected to the back of the house.

The entire deck overlooks the 5 acre wooded lot, which is within the local northeast school district.

2475 Signal Hill Road. Springfield

Price: $2 million

Directions: N. Fountain Avenue North to Home Road to Signal Hill

Strong points: 6 bedrooms, 6-1/2 bathrooms, approximately 7,000 square feet of living space, 5.36 acres, wood floors, bay windows, huge brick pavers patio with multiple pergolas, 2 staircases, main finished de-jardin, 3 fireplaces, hot tub with custom deck on main level, 2 laundry rooms, bay windows, 3 car garage, circular brick driveway, renovated bathrooms

For more details

Tom Tropp

HIS real estate agents

(937) 206-2748

[email protected]

How to bring space and light into the most delicate room of the house

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Planning

The most important thing to think about when reconfiguring a hallway is “the journey,” says design studio co-founder Anna Burles Run for the hills. “Where do you put your keys, where do you hang your coat, who else do you live with and how messy are they? It’s about being realistic from the start – you may be happy to put your things away, but there will be family members who won’t. If shoes are to live by the front door, “a big Victorian radiator, which doesn’t have to cost too much and looks very nice, will have big enough spaces underneath where shoes can be stored. .”

“The area under the stairs in a hallway is also a massively overlooked space,” says Burles, who launched its spin-off design service Miscellany during the pandemic, to help people make the most of tricky areas like this.

For a project, she designed storage units under the stairs in sections, made to measure by a carpenter, in a vintage spirit. A disguised cupboard where the electric lighting system and smart meters reside has been put on wheels, so that it can be easily removed to access the mechanics behind, and inside there is space for vacuum cleaner, cleaning tools and accessories. Next to it is a series of drawers – deeper ones for school backpacks, smaller ones for hats and gloves, and even smaller ones for scissors, batteries and a first aid kit. The letter slots above were designed to store things like homework books and spare birthday cards.

As for free-standing solutions, a storage bench or low drawer unit that can sit under coat hooks is a good option for storing shoes (try Garden Trading or the Cotswold Company) – keep a basket alongside for any spillage, or as an alternative for children to throw away their shoes.

And when it comes to coat hooks, keeping them evenly spaced along the wall, rather than grouped together, will help avoid coat clusters during the winter months. Turner suggests covering the hallway wall with tongue-and-groove panels and adding a row of shaker pegs for the coats as a smart, practical and cost-effective approach.

Contrasting color scheme

Being smart with paint is an easy way to bring a narrow hallway to life, says David Mottershead of the paint brand Little Green. “A hallway can be quirky and fun, in a light and fresh way,” he says. “You can wash the walls with something relatively easy on the eye, maybe a soft warm neutral, then you can add a thin stripe along the top of the baseboard with a bold hue that ties in with an area rug. stair or artwork (it’s kind of like trim, which you can paint yourself by applying a line of masking tape as a guide about an inch or two above the baseboard). Instantly puts a smile on people’s faces as they walk through the door.

Choosing a dark paint color can make a narrow space feel bigger, says Heuman: “In fact, I often think that if you have a small space, if it’s darker, it’s is almost as if the walls are receding in a certain way, which makes it seem a little bigger and richer and adds depth.

Color dipping is also a hot trend right now and can also give the illusion of more space. “If you paint all the walls and the ceiling the same color, the space becomes less defined, so your eye isn’t drawn to the dark corner at the end of the hallway,” says Mottershead.

Powerful model

For a narrow hallway in a London home, interior designer and hotelier Kit Kemp (kitkemp.com) upholstered all the walls with Pierre Frey’s ‘Sirens’ linen, a bright buttercup yellow, “so that it smells of spring all year round”. “It’s important to create a real entrance when you walk through the front door — those in-between spaces are where you can really expand your home by making them feel like a room in their own right,” she says. “The pattern creates a mood and creates an experience, drawing you to other rooms in the house.” His secret is to also hide electrical boxes and clothes closets behind arrow doors, covered in the same paint color or pattern as the walls, “so you lose them in the wall, making the more homogeneous space. Kemp’s other trick for using a larger-scale pattern in a hallway is to line the wall above the dado track up to the ceiling or cornice height with a print, then paint underneath. “I think pattern makes a hallway more desirable than two painted colors that you hardly notice,” she says.

Painting the stair railing posts a slightly different color can also be interesting. The pattern also works on the floor, creating a visual pathway that draws attention to interconnecting rooms – for its new rug collection with Annie Selke (available via kitkemp.com and andrewmartin.co.uk), Kemp has designed rugs and paths such as the Stripey “Always Greener” and “Sooner Than Later” made from recycled PET “It looks like wool but it’s as strong as iron,” she says, making the rugs ideal for high traffic hallways, especially those in households with children and pets.

Georgina’s Cave Interiors of the cave agrees that the pattern should not be limited to a bedroom or dining room. “Very often we do paneling – incorporating traditional low-level paneling so you can play with two-tone colours; for example, darker at the bottom (to hide scratches more easily) and lighter at the top,” she says. She also suggests bringing in pattern by covering the walls with a textured wallcovering of Lincrusta.

Run

During the pandemic, Alternative flooring has seen a massive resurgence in runner rugs, says its creative director Lorna Haigh.

“It can be a very simple and affordable style solution to lay down a new rug, compared to the cost of carpeting an entire room, and it creates maximum impact,” she says. “A runner can also make a hallway look more expansive because the eye is drawn along its length, especially if it has a pattern or stripe.”

While neutrals and stripes continue to be popular, Alternative Flooring has recently introduced bright ‘doll mix’ colors to its cotton edging range, allowing for a pop of hot pink or lime green edging to brighten up a simple path. herringbone sisal table top.

Protect your home office floor with a chic glass chair mat

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Couldn’t we all use a little more sweetness during our working days?

While glass chair mats might not be the first thing that comes to mind when setting up your home office, protecting your floor shouldn’t be overlooked. Not only will a glass chair mat protect your carpet from uneven wear or your hardwood floor from scratches, but using a chair mat could actually make you more comfortable. When you use one, your chair slides more easily – especially instead of trying to roll on the carpet – which reduces your chair shaking.

We know what you’re thinking: Glass? Under the chair? With me sitting in it? Will it break?

No. Tempered glass is incredibly strong and can hold over 1,000 pounds of weight! If you want to try one for yourself, here are some great tempered glass chair mat options available on Amazon.

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This glass chair mat from 975 Supply measures 36 x 46 inches, has rounded corners, and four fixed (but detachable) non-slip pads. A chair won’t scratch the glass and the glass won’t scratch the floor below. Use it to protect tile, hardwood, rugs and carpets. You’ll hardly notice this rug is even there when you walk into the room because it’s crystal clear.

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We love that it comes with an unlimited lifetime warranty covering damage or shipping defects. It is highly rated on Amazon with an overall rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars, especially good for use on hardwood floors, its transparency, and its durability. One reviewer said after trying this glass chair mat that she sent her plastic mat back.

Clean it like you would a mirror: just wipe it down with glass spray and you’re good to go. You can buy it on Amazon for $149.99.