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Esquimalt House / Mcleod Bovell

first_img Photographs Save this picture!Courtesy of Mcleod BovellText description provided by the architects. This house is located on a steep, extra wide property with views of downtown Vancouver, the Lion’s Gate Bridge and Burrard Inlet. The building flows laterally with a gently stepped horizontal navigation across and down through the site. Twenty feet of vertical distance between the street and the main floor entry is divided into three distinct experiences in order to alleviate, what would otherwise be, a relentless downward movement. First, a set of concrete platforms through a small ornamental orchard, then down a single run of stairs overhanging a pond, and finally through a courtyard over a bridge to the front door. The courtyard with its wide reflecting ponds creates a distinct space out of what would otherwise be a compressed valley between the street and the face of the building.Save this picture!SectionIn accordance with the couple’s needs, the house operates simultaneously as a private place of retreat, a place of business, and a large-scale, quasi-public entertaining space. The office is reached via an exterior access ramp beside the reflecting ponds so that business can be conducted apart from the living spaces. Dramatic interior and exterior entertaining spaces that accommodate gatherings of the client’s Ismali religious community comprise one half of the site, while more intimately-scaled spaces for private living and personal contemplation form the other half.Save this picture!Courtesy of Mcleod BovellPrivate bedroom spaces are consolidated into a compact upper floor volume that floats above the strung-out main floor. This allows two scales of main floor spaces. Large spaces with tall ceiling heights, contrast with smaller private rooms- a lounge between the kitchen and dining room and a meditation room at the stair which looks back over reflecting ponds. These programs overlap and are made cohesive through a subdued internal and external palette: architectural concrete, light gray cement panel, polished concrete floors, white gypsum wallboard, and matching millwork panels.Save this picture!Courtesy of Mcleod BovellProject gallerySee allShow lessSchool of Economics and Business Diego Portales University / Rafael Hevia + Rodrigo …Selected ProjectsTema Istanbul Showroom / Yazgan Design ArchitectureSelected Projects Share 2012 Houses 2012 Esquimalt House / Mcleod BovellSave this projectSaveEsquimalt House / Mcleod BovellSave this picture!Courtesy of Mcleod BovellHouses•Vancouver, Canada Year:  Year:  Canada Projects “COPY” Area:  7015 ft² Area:  7015 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Courtesy of Mcleod Bovell+ 12 Share Architects: Mcleod Bovell Modern Houses Area Area of this architecture project Esquimalt House / Mcleod Bovell “COPY” ArchDaily Copy ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/501943/esquimalt-house-mcleod-bovell Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/501943/esquimalt-house-mcleod-bovell Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMcleod Bovell Modern HousesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVancouverHousesCanadaPublished on May 04, 2014Cite: “Esquimalt House / Mcleod Bovell” 04 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Fire breaks out at asylum seekers’ camp in southeast England

first_imgLONDON (AP) — Firefighters are striving to put out a blaze at a coronavirus-afflicted former army barracks in southeast England, and hundreds of asylum seekers living there have been moved outside. Police said there have been no reported injuries and the investigation over the cause of the fire is ongoing. Fire and police responded to the incident Friday in the Kent coastal town of Folkestone. The site has been used to house about 400 asylum seekers since September last year, despite concerns over conditions. The fire comes after more than 18,000 people signed a petition to shut down the barracks amid concerns over conditions inside. Concerns have escalated this week following reports that around 120 residents tested positive for coronavirus.last_img read more

Ranieri: ‘Sampdoria too timorous’

first_img “I saw we kept pushing and could create some problems. On 2-1, we had to give it our all, as losing 2-1 or 3-1 makes little difference. I tried to encourage them to believe. “The referee was very understanding towards the end, as I got too heated, but he let it go. When I arrived, we were bottom of the table, so it’s not as if we’re worried, we just knew from the start we had to fight.” Ranieri moved to three at the back in order to mirror Antonio Conte’s system, but regretted the decision. read also:Ranieri expects ‘two intense months’ “I agree it might’ve had an influence on the team, negatively. We knew everything about the way Inter combine and move, so I didn’t expect us to be so timid, to keep going deeper and deeper. That was not right, so I had to change. “There wasn’t enough communication between the defenders, especially when playing behind closed doors, when you can really hear each other. Unfortunately, in modern football, defenders don’t communicate as much as they should.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The Blucerchiati looked as if they were going to be on the end of a mauling at San Siro when going 2-0 down in 32 minutes, but did fight back after the break with a Morten Thorsby tap-in and a couple more chances. This was the rescheduled Week 25 fixture, so all the teams have now played 26 rounds and Samp sit one point clear of the relegation zone. “We helped Inter have a strong start, because we were timid, timorous, slow to press and did it badly,” Ranieri told Sky Sport Italia. “At least we showed some character in the second half, tried to fight back and turn the game around, which we almost did. A defeat here is understandable, not the first half performance, but we did better after the break.Advertisement Promoted Content8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind27 Breathtakingly Beautiful Albino Animals7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian7 Mysterious Discoveries From All Around The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone Claudio Ranieri is disappointed with Sampdoria’s ‘timid and timorous’ start, which ‘helped Inter’ to an eventual 2-1 result, and has regrets over his tactics.last_img read more

The Latest: Triathlon body preferred earlier Olympic dates

first_img March 30, 2020 There had been talk of switching the Olympics to spring, a move that would coincide with the blooming of Japan’s famous cherry blossoms. But it would also clash with European soccer and North American sports leagues.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 ___The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year’s games.Tokyo organizers say the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021 — almost exactly one year after the games were due to start this year.The IOC and Japanese organizers last week postponed the Olympics until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.This year’s games were scheduled to open on July 24 and close on Aug. 9. But the near exact one-year delay will see the rescheduled closing ceremony on Aug. 8. Associated Press ___The governing body of track and field says it supports the new dates for the Tokyo Olympics and is working with organizers in Eugene, Oregon, to move its world championships to 2022.World Athletics says “everyone needs to be flexible and compromise.”The 2021 track worlds were scheduled to be next year from Aug. 6-15.World Athletics says it will consult with the organizers of the Commonwealth Games and the European Athletics Championships. Those are other major track events scheduled to take place in 2022.center_img The Latest: Triathlon body preferred earlier Olympic dates Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The governing body of triathlon says it wanted the rescheduled Olympics to be held earlier in the year to avoid the summer heat but has accepted the new dates. World Triathlon president Marisol Casado says “even though we would have preferred to move the games to earlier dates, where the impact of the heat was a bit lower, we agreed that these dates are the best solution.”All sports federations involved in the Olympics signed off on the new dates.Casado says “I am absolutely confident that we will have magnificent games in Tokyo next summer, with the help and support of all of us involved in the preparations for hosting the event.”The International Olympic Committee previously moved the marathons and race walking events to Japan’s northern city of Sapporo and scheduled most of them to start early in the morning to avoid the heat in Tokyo.Triathlon has remained in the capital even though it includes running.last_img read more

SETI Will Turn 50 in 2010

first_imgThere hasn’t been much news about SETI lately, but expect more in the coming year.  In April 1960, 50 years ago, Frank Drake began the first SETI search with radio telescopes called Project Ozma (see SETI Institute description).  No undeniable signal of intelligent origin was found that year or in the 50 years since, despite increases in search sensitivity and scope by many orders of magnitude.  Drake, now 50 years older and wiser, is still considered a founding father of SETI and is featured prominently on the SETI Institute website.  The SETI Institute fired up its most powerful search tool ever this year: the Allen Telescope Array (financed prominently by Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen; see 10/12/2007).    There will probably be an increase in reporting and hoopla about the search for extraterrestrial intelligence in 2010.  New Scientist mentioned this on December 23.  Actually, 2009 was a 50th anniversary for SETI, too.  Last September, Nature printed an editorial supporting SETI on the 50th anniversary of the first scientific paper that presented, in 1959, the possibility of a search using radio frequencies (09/20/2009).  The Editorial said, “Regardless of how exhaustively the Galaxy is searched, the null result of radio silence doesn’t rule out the existence of alien civilizations.  It means only that those civilizations might not be using radio to communicate.”  Nature didn’t mention the other possibility – that there are no aliens.If any business were celebrating 50 years of good intentions but absolute failure, the press would have a field day mocking them.  SETI, however, is forgiven, because its occult practitioners are materialists and pro-Darwin.  They get a free pass into the scientific community, otherwise known as the Darwin Thought Collective.    Project Ozma was inspired by the Wizard of Oz tale.  And they thought Darwin skeptics were not in Kansas any more (04/21/2005).(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Vicious Crocodile Attacks Helpless Fruit

first_imgAn evolutionist was surprised to find wild crocodiles eating fruit.  He has a lesson for scientists.A short video clip on The Conversation shows a crocodile at the zoo catching a watermelon with its gaping mouth and instantly smashing it in its powerful jaws.  The article, from a blog by Jon Tennant (PhD candidate in vertebrate macroevolution at Imperial College London), shows that zoologists were not aware that crocodiles routinely eat vegetation, including fruit – not just because meat can be scarce at times, but because they actually enjoy it.  Studies of their droppings reveal seeds, grasses and fruit.  A second video clip shows a wild crocodile sneaking up to a tree and surrounding the helpless fruit with its nasty teeth.Tennant used this unexpected observation to advise scientists to look at nature from a different perspective:The study reveals something interesting about the way scientists might operate. Crocodiles are obligate carnivores – their primary diet is meat – and as such, fruits are often classed as anomalous food items when found in their stomach and not considered in a physiological context. This mainstream view may have led to the ignorance that feeding on fruits could help their diet and energy balances.That the review study picked up so many independent instances of crocodiles feeding on fruit and having ingested seeds is solid evidence for this. It shows that sometimes stepping back and taking a broad look at evidence can reveal some interesting things.Tennant speculated on why crocodiles would seek fruit in their diet.  “Perhaps this odd phenomenon might help in part explain why crocodiles are such successful animals,” he said. “If meat was ever in short supply, they had the capacity to diversify and track down other food sources, from vegetation and grasses.”Documentary cameramen love to go for the violent, dramatic shots portraying survival of the fittest: the crocodiles picking off desperate wildebeest crossing an African river.  Shots of a crocodile nibbling fruit off a tree are not likely to make the final cut.  Viewers might have noticed that multiple TV shows seem to film from the same locations.  Maybe it’s because there’s a fast food restaurant nearby for the crew, or it’s conveniently located near a road or helicopter service.  What really goes on in the wild where animals don’t routinely encounter humans?The article calls crocs “obligate carnivores” but doesn’t say whether they could thrive on vegetation and invertebrates if they had to (consider that hippos with similar gaping mouths are herbivores).  Biblical creationists believe all animals were vegetarian before the Fall.  This article lends some support for that, but cannot prove it – nor can any observation of current phenomena, because the world changed.  It does, though, provide a convincing demonstration of another point: scientists interpret nature through a lens: the meat in a crocodile’s diet is “obligate,” but the fruit is an “anomaly.”  Could that be backward?  “Some interesting things” can be overlooked from a biased perspective.  Yes, scientists need to sometimes step back and take a broad look at evidence. (Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Springboks give 67 minutes for Madiba

first_img19 July 2013A number of Springbok rugby players gave 67 minutes of their time in Langa township in Cape Town and Eldorado Park in Johannesburg as part of the international Mandela Day campaign in honour of South Africa’s former president, who turned 95 on Thursday.Springbok captain Jean de Villiers, backs Juan de Jongh and Gio Aplon, as well as loose forward Siya Kolisi, spent their 67 minutes at Siyabulela Primary School in Langa outside Cape Town.Boks for BooksAs part of the recently launched Boks for Books campaign, the four Springbok stars read to learners of the school and participated in a Tag Rugby Clinic.“Boks for Books is a superb initiative by Saru [the South African Rugby Union] and it was really humbling to be able to tie it in with giving back on Mandela Day,” said De Villiers.“We’re very fortunate that we are able to give back to the people and to serve fellow South Africans, no matter where they are from. I’ve experienced first-hand how rugby can play a role in uplifting our countrymen and it’s something that is very dear to me.”Eldorado ParkMeanwhile, in Eldorado Park in Johannesburg, Springbok loose forwards Pierre Spies and Arno Botha, who are both currently sidelined by injury, got their hands dirty by planting trees at Kremetart Park and painting walls at the Andries Meyer Old Age Home.Their contribution was part of a Mandela Day initiative organised by Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula.“I’m not the world’s greatest gardener or painter, but this was a superb opportunity to lend a hand in communities where people are not as fortunate as we are,” said Spies.“By making contributions which may seem small to you, you can make a big difference in the life of others.”SAinfo reporter and SA Rugbylast_img read more

What Tendulkar taught the Proteas

first_img11 October 2013“South Africa was readmitted into international cricket 20 years ago. Since then everything has changed: the flag, the national anthem, the name of the team. But, in all the years since readmission, there has been one constant: Sachin Tendulkar.“When you play Tendulkar, you’re a living part of cricket’s best traditions. A hundred against you isn’t a setback, it’s a war story to be treasured. When you dismiss him, it’s not just a cricketing triumph, but rather one of the truest, finest moments of success you will ever experience in your life. In all, South Africa has played against the Little Master for almost as long as the country was out of international cricket …”The greatest batsman since Sir Donald Bradman announced his imminent retirement this week. Writer and journalist Tom Eaton takes an-depth look at the history of South African cricket’s relationship with Tendulkar in a 10 000-word e-book that can be purchased via online publisher Mampoer, who have kindly given permission for SAinfo to publish the following extract from Full Circle: what the Proteas learned from Sachin Tendulkar.The Wanderers, Friday, 27 Nov 1992By Tom EatonIt’s a mercy killing, really. Ravi Shastri has taken over an hour to crawl to 7. The inevitable nick might have come sooner if South Africa had had a fit pace battery, but Meyrick Pringle has gone to hospital after top-edging Manoj Prabhakar into his eye in the first innings. Still, India is hardly running away with this. They’ve barely kept out Brian McMillan’s medium-quick splice-bangers, and they haven’t got Craig Matthews off the square. No, that’s not fair: Ravi just got him off the square, all the way to slip. And Allan Donald, well… if they were better against pace they might have come close to edging a couple more, but so far they’ve been half a second and six inches away from anything resembling a confident shot.So, here we are. 27 for 1, the Bullring roaring, Test cricket back at the Wanderers after twenty-two years, Nelson Mandela somewhere up in the VIP boxes. But there’s no time for historical musings because Big Mac has just banged into Ajay Jadeja’s knee-roll and that’s 27 for 2. Maybe one day you’ll get more blase about wickets, but for now, three Tests into your career and South Africa’s return to international cricket, you’ll dish out the high-fives like a whooping fool.Jadeja reckons it was a rough call and he’s walking off as slowly as he can, so you’re back at slip by the time the new kid steps onto the field. At this distance he looks far younger than 19, more a lost 15-year-old, a weedy little cherub strapped into his dad’s pads. Apparently those pads once belonged to Sunil Gavaskar. You never saw Sunny play, but you’ve heard the stories from the old South Africa pros who played on the county circuit, and you can’t help thinking the comparisons with this shrimp might be overblown.To be fair, he made a pretty half-century when you and the rest of the South Africans made your international debuts at Calcutta a year ago. Gutsy innings it was, coming in at 3 for 2 and scoring a third of India’s runs. And the Aussie media are still going ape-shit over the 148 not out he made at Sydney in January this year, off Craig McDermott and Merv Hughes, no less. Not that the rest of the attack sounded up too much, mind you: this new Aussie leg-spinner sounds like complete rubbish. Took 1 for 150 and got klapped all over the place by Shastri. Shane something-or-other. In a nutshell, none of you are exactly overawed.Big Mac is breathing hard, fingering the ball in his giant paw, but has enough breath to point out to the cordon that this kid is barely taller than the stumps. As he turns to take guard, we see that those ridiculous pads are being held on by a prehistoric arrangement of calf-strangling straps and buckles. Don’t they have velcro in India?He’s scratching out his mark now and doing a decent impression of an imperious little Napoleon, but he can’t hide the anxiety in his body language as he looks around to find Jonty Rhodes. Two weeks ago he ran himself into the history books and out of the first Test at Durban, playing tip-and-run with Shastri. Ravi has been around long enough to know a suicide single when he sees one, and by the time the kid had been sent back, Jonty had teleported himself around from backward point and whipped it in low and flat to Andrew Hudson at short leg. Kepler blocked your line of sight, but Hudders seemed convinced, and if Hudders says it’s out, you can carve it in stone as the Eleventh Commandment. So you joined the choir howling at Cyril Mitchley at square leg, and Cyril got that yep-that’s-almost-good-enough-for-me look, and then referred it “upstairs’ to Karl Liebenberg. The first batsman to be given out by someone watching TV. Go figure.They might rate this kid, but it was a grubby end to a forgettable little innings. Then again, that whole Test was pretty grim. Apparently only 30 000 people came in over the five days. You can’t blame them: India took 134 overs to crawl to 277. Champagne cricket it wasn’t.Mac is ready at the top of his run. The Bullring is slow-clapping. The kid is startlingly still: if he’s still nervous, he’s not showing it. Mac bustles in, pigeon-toed and grumpy, the ball entirely enveloped in his meaty mitt. Then he’s delivering, twitching seismographs all over Joburg, and the kid is forward, neatly. The ball appears outside his edge, then reappears in Dave Richardson’s gloves. A play and miss. He’s human. Lots of chat here in the cordon.He might have all the shots, but he’s not using them. Five minutes later he’s still on his duck. Make that ten minutes. Nice footwork, sending those pads flopping this way and that – he seems to be a good judge of length – but a fat lot of good it’s all doing him. Eighteen deliveries and yet to score. And Allan Donald’s got murder in his eyes. AD has been bowling beautifully, scything it away past the off-stump and getting the odd one to lift viciously at their ribs, but the edges haven’t come. Sometimes it makes him fret and get ragged. Not this time. AD means business.He cruises in, all beautiful rhythm and animal intent, and you can see from his wrist and gather that it’s going to be full. You don’t know how you know, you just know. And it is. Very full, too full, a bit wide and swinging wider. The kid has waited long enough. He’s had a go, down on one knee with a full flow of the bat; but he’s squeezed it off a thick edge, and its shot past third slip and skimmed away for four. Chatter turns to crowing: oh dear laddie, a bit quick and nasty here among the grownups, is it? He ignores us, fusses with the tops of those pads, checks the field. AD turns at his mark, accelerates, slips into his rhythm. Everybody at the Wanderers knows it’s going to be short. AD bangs it in halfway down the track, but it’s a touch wide again, and the kid is standing tall trying to smash it square, another huge shot; and again he’s cocked it up and got away with it: the top edge screams high over the gap between you and Dave Richardson. Any time now, boys. The kid is a show-pony. Lots of flash, no application.A few minutes later, heartbreak. The kid is on 10, still looking out of his depth. AD bounces him again, but it doesn’t get up. The youngster is short, so doesn’t feel the need to duck. Instead, he sways back, dropping his hands, but the delivery tracks back and pings straight off the face of the bat. Like slip-catching practice. Except it dies on third slipper Matthews, and he’s left diving and groping to his left, grassing it. AD dies a thousand deaths, and the kid gets a life.It’s about then that the slip cordon starts going quiet. Big Mac is getting grumpy, banging them in short and wide, and twice he’s been spanked away with cuts so uppish and dismissive that we’ve felt offended on his behalf. But it’s a shot off Matthews that makes us realise the slips might be starting to become redundant. Craig bangs it short of a length, straight at middle stump, and the kid stands up as if to defend. But he isn’t defending. He’s waiting. And waiting. And now he’s straightening his back, his front elbow going up and up, and there’s the sweetest crack of willow-wood, and he’s played the best on-drive you’ve ever seen in your life, the hardest stroke in the book, as if Matthews was chucking pies. Oh, and he’s just become the youngest bloke to score 1 000 Test runs. At this rate, he might make six or seven thousand in his career.Not that you’re worried. A few overs later Matthews and Mac have each struck again, and AD has finally found an outside edge: India is 127 for 6. But by now any doubts you had about the kid have evaporated. Durban and that scratchy 11 are forgotten. Even this match seems weirdly out of kilter. He’s not playing in the same game as the guys at the other end. He’s in a bubble, breathing his own air, selecting shots with all the time of a master librarian going through a box of index cards. Short ball, Mr Donald? Yes, certainly, that’ll be here, under Back Foot Shots, subsection Outside Off Stump, and there’s your square cut in front of point, sir. Bang. Filed. Put away. It’s his patience that’s so startling: true patience, contented watchfulness, not like the attritional paralysis that’s infected his teammates. They’ve scored 46 runs off 36 overs and dug themselves into a hole. He’s simply waiting, and then timing deliveries to the boundary. Three-quarters of his runs are coming in boundaries, shots that are not so much strokes as statements. You watched Peter Kirsten in his prime and you even saw the end of Pollock’s career, but you don’t think you’ve seen the ball cut so late and so deftly. Mac swears the last one was an edge, and AD snarls and glares as if he’s been robbed, but you all saw it; nothing more than flexing of his wrists; nothing short of genius. Forget Sunny Gavaskar. This kid could mean business.(Extract from Full Circle: what the Proteas learned from Sachin Tendulkar by Tom Eaton. Mampoer’s mini-books, at US$2.99 a “shot”, are downloadable from www.mampoer.co.za and readable on iPads or Android tablets, Kobo, Kindle, Gobii, smart phones, Macs or PCs. Or on paper, if you still prefer it that way.)last_img read more

Aflatoxin Mitigation Center of Excellence Research Program continues efforts

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Aflatoxin Mitigation Center of Excellence Research Program funded by the National Corn Growers Association continues to move forward with its long-term initiative to manage and ultimately solve aflatoxin issues for farmers with the announcement of a new round of research grants.The Aflatoxin Mitigation Center of Excellence (AMCOE) Research Program will again offer grants to researchers for projects focused on solving aflatoxin issues for farmers. These grants, which will be awarded to researchers focusing on six priority areas, were designed by southern corn checkoff boards to bring a unified approach to funding research projects across the region and will thus favor research teams that include members from multiple states.“The National Corn Growers Association, working with southern state grower associations including Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi and North Carolina, developed AMCOE to bring a unified approach to aflatoxin research that will yield results in a timely and more efficient manner,” said Charles Ring, NCGA Corn Productivity and Quality Action Team Chair. “Working together, we can improve the tools available for aflatoxin control and get real results that farmers can see in their fields.”Projects funded for 2020 should focus on one of these six priority areas: amelioration, best-management, biological controls, breeding, testing and transgenic.While corn farmers in southern states experience aflatoxin challenges every year, these challenges may present themselves in any corn region of the United States when the crop comes under stress. Thus, the benefits of such research, particularly as outlined in the six priority areas, are truly national in scope. Thusly, proposals will be considered regardless of the geographic region of the parties submitting and any state wishing to provide additional funding for AMCOE is encouraged to do so.Letters of intent from principal investigators, co-principal investigators, and collaborators not exceeding the $75,000 per year limit will be accepted by AMCOE until Oct. 25.For more information about the review process, evaluation criteria and program, click here.last_img read more

U.S. Consumer Say They Now Spend As Much Time on the Internet As They Do Watching TV

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting klint finley Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img Tags:#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… For the first time ever, U.S. consumers report spending an equal amount of time using the Internet as they do watching TV. According to a report released by Forrester today, Gen Xers now claim to spend more time online than watching TV and Boomers now report spending an equal amount of time on both activities. Senior Boomers still report watching more television, and Generation Y has long reported spending more time online.Forrester’s Jackie Rousseau-Anderson notes that the metrics are self-reported and differ from Nielsen and Comscore‘s. What’s important here is that more people perceive themselves to be spending equal amounts of time online and watching TV. Also noteworthy is that consumers don’t report spending much less time watching TV, just more time online.Rousseau-Anderson also notes that for the most part people aren’t reporting watching less TV, so all that extra Internet time must be coming from somewhere else. Consumers are spending less time with print media, so that might be where some of the time is coming from. But it’s likely that quite a bit online time is actually spent multitasking.U.S. consumers are also reporting spending more time using the mobile Internet. Forrester has classified mobile Internet users into three categories: social, information, and media users.Forrester’s research follows debate about whether “cord cutting” is or is not a myth. The Forrester report supports the notion that consumers aren’t cutting the cord yet, and are merely supplementing their TV watching with the Internet.However, TV and the Internet are converging. Netflix recently signed a deal with Disney to to provide hundreds of movies and TV shows through its streaming service.It wasn’t clear to me whether Forrester counts streaming media over the Internet as TV or Internet time.last_img read more