photographs: Peter ClarkePhotographs: Peter Clarke Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeText description provided by the architects. This new house in the Melbourne suburb of Toorak was designed for a family of Singaporean heritage and is an interpretation of the Asian courtyard house typology for an Australian urban setting. A series of courtyards are subtracted from the form to create a level of openness that allows the residents to see through the spaces. The courtyards punctuate the delineation of space, which is more pronounced in a courtyard house than contemporary, open-plan design. Save this picture!© Peter Clarke The progression through the spaces is carefully engineered, creating a feeling of the presence of rooms without the use of walls or physical dividers. The result is the harmonious, carefully calibrated spaces that seamlessly transitions between inside and outside. The structure is simple and aesthetically refined, the stucco render balancing with slatted operable screens creating the juxtaposition between solid and fluid. Save this picture!© Peter Clarke The entry to the house was designed to take guests into the very heart of the house. The house is built around a walled courtyard allowing the ground floor to be left open to the outside. Save this picture!© Peter Clarke The building is designed to sit close to the ground. The polished concrete floor used in the living areas extends out into the courtyards creating a flow between the ground floor living and the external garden areas. Save this picture!© Peter Clarke Large steel shutters wrap around the link between the master bedroom and the children’s and guests’ bedroom wing. The density of the slats varies to allow light in but not views from neighbouring houses. The 12-metre joinery bench which extends from the kitchen through to the dining and living rooms was designed to create a horizontal recess in which to display objects. Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessTurkish Parliament Passes Bill to Protect Historic SkylinesArchitecture NewsShield House / Studio H:TSelected Projects Share “COPY” Houses Ross Street / BE Architecture Projects Ross Street / BE ArchitectureSave this projectSaveRoss Street / BE Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/396652/ross-street-be-architecture Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/396652/ross-street-be-architecture Clipboard Australia Area: 470 m² Area: 470 m² Photographs “COPY” Architects: BE Architecture Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeBE ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMelbourneHousesAustraliaPublished on July 11, 2013Cite: “Ross Street / BE Architecture” 11 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) global radio telescope project – which includes a first phase site in South Africa – published a book this month on the project’s progress. It features photos and analysis from some of the best science, astronomy and engineering minds in the world. The first phase of the SKA radio telescope project, called MeerKAT, is being installed in the Karoo desert. It will eventually form part of the first phase of the SKA programme. By September 2015, seven of the 64 dish installations have been constructed and tested. The global SKA project is scheduled to be completed by 2024. (Image: SKA MeerKAT)• SKA: answering the big questions about the universe • SKA will boost Africa’s presence in science fields• SKA will drive growth of Africa’s human capital• Africa to co-host Square Kilometre Array A new, updated two-volume book on the history and the science of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) international radio telescope project was published in September 2015. South Africa is very much at the forefront of the SKA project; the MeerKAT telescope system, currently being constructed and tested in the Karoo desert, forms part of the first phase of the global SKA venture.The chapters in this new book reflect both the science undertaken with the SKA, including ground-breaking research in cosmology and the study of dark matter and dark energy, as well as the global efforts by engineers and the science community to co-ordinate and construct such a massive international project.Once completed, hopefully by 2024, SKA will interconnect a series of radio telescope systems in 10 countries in order to search space for a better understanding about the universe and solve some of the secrets of fundamental physics. What is SKA? SKA is one of the largest global science projects ever undertaken, featuring a multinational representation of scientists, engineers and astronomers. The positioning of the African continent and the accommodating climate make South Africa a vital component of the project’s success. (Image: SKA/MeerKAT)The Square Kilometre Array project is an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope, led by SKA Organisation. The SKA will conduct transformational science to improve understanding of the universe and the laws of fundamental physics, monitoring the sky in unprecedented detail and mapping it hundreds of times faster than any current facility.The SKA is not a single telescope; rather, it is a collection of telescopes or instruments, called an array, to be spread over long distances. The SKA is to be constructed in two phases: Phase 1 (called SKA1) in South Africa and Australia; Phase 2 (called SKA2) expanding into other African countries, with the component in Australia also being expanded.With support from Australia, Canada, China, India, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, The Netherlands and the UK, the SKA project has on board some of the world’s best scientists, engineers and policy makers. And over 100 companies and research institutions across 20 countries are involved in the design and development of the telescope.SKA: the book With 135 chapters, 1 200 contributors and 2 000 pages on the science behind the SKA project, its official companion book is titled Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array. It is available to download free from the SKA website. (Image: SKA/MeerKAT) The book, titled Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array, consists of 2 000 pages in more than a hundred chapters, with contributions from more than 1 000 experts, scientists and members of the SKA organisation on astrophysics, cosmology and the search for answers in the universe, all within the context of radio telescope technology. Accompanied by a variety of photos and infographics covering the science and construction of the SKA system, the book is the authoritative guide on how this global initiative will work. It tracks the progress made on the project since 2004, highlighting the work being done in Australia, South Africa and other African countries including Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia.“The publication of the new SKA science book is the culmination of more than a year’s work by the SKA science team and the scientific community at large,” says Dr Robert Braun, the SKA science director in a release publicising the book. “It’s also a great testimony to the growing interest and scope of the SKA.”According to the publishers, the book deals with SKA’s search for life in the universe through the study of molecules in forming planetary systems and the search for potential radio signals from intelligent civilisations. The search for answers from “the cosmic dawn” – the first billion years of the universe’s existence – will not only inform the past, but also give the world a look at what might happen to the cosmos in the future.SKA and the NDP Construction of the South African SKA radio telescope project infrastructure, called MeerKAT, in the Karoo desert in March 2014. By September 2015, seven of the 64 dish installations have been constructed and tested. The global SKA project is set to be completed by 2024. (Image: SKA MeerKAT) The SKA project in South Africa fulfils the requisites for some vital pillars of the National Development Plan Vision 2030, including skills development through increased job opportunities and training during the construction of the MeerKAT facility, using local labour and top South Africa engineering and science talent.The project also addresses other NDP pillars such as creating efficient, world-class infrastructure networks and developing rural communities. Construction of the South African SKA radio telescope project infrastructure, called MeerKAT, in the Karoo desert during March 2014. By September 2015, seven of the 64 dish installations have been constructed and tested. The global SKA project is set to be completed by 2024. (Image: SKA MeerKAT) A MeerKAT in the Karoo The first phase of the SKA radio telescope project, called MeerKAT, is currently being installed in the Karoo desert and will eventually form part of the first phase of the SKA programme. By September 2015, seven of the 64 dish installations have been constructed and tested. The global SKA project is set to be completed by 2024. Infographic: SKA MeerKAT Further reading: Everything you need to know about the SKA project, including MeerKAT and the new book
Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now Success comes from doing the things that most people don’t want to do–when they need to be done. You repel success when you procrastinate. Here’s how to beat procrastination once and for all.From To Do to Why DoA to-do list looks like an endless list of tasks waiting to be completed. It can feel like an uninspiring list of work demanding both your time and attention. But doing what needs done–when it needs done–is what you must do to be successful.A list of tasks divorced from some big, compelling mission can be uninspiring. You can make the tasks you need to complete more compelling by attaching them to a bigger reason “why.” Instead of looking at a mind-numbing list of to-do’s, create an inspiring list of “why-do’s.” Attach the task to your greater mission, your goals, and your identity.I have a half a dozen tasks I have to complete regularly, all of which take time and require me to be creative. I have very little interest in these tasks, but they are important to my marketing goals. These tasks are attached to my goals around my personal brand, my income, and my financial goals. Because they outcomes are important, I do the tasks.Being productive has a technical component, like making task lists. But all the action is on wrapped up in the emotional aspects of being productive. You can hate the task and still be compelled to get it done when you are in love with your mission and the meaning it creates for your life.Look at a couple of the tasks that you’ve been putting off for far too long. Why are these tasks important to you and your success? How do they move you closer to your goals? When you think about who you are at your core, how does avoiding these task jeopardize your identity? Would the best version of yourself avoid these tasks, or would they get them done?Make RoutinesMany of the tasks you complete are boring, mindless, and mundane. But they are also necessary. Some of the things that you need to do are unpleasant, but critical to your success. You can avoid procrastinating by making these tasks routine. Here is an example of the morning routine that I follow each and every day.5:00 AM – 5:10 AM: Meditation and affirmations5:10 AM – 5:30 AM: Update personal journal (each day I start with an entry on what I am grateful for that day)5:30 AM – 6:00 AM: Write blog post for TSB6:00 AM – 7:00 AM: Complete daily training and exerciseMost days I don’t want to do my meditations and affirmations. That’s why I do them first. I never want to make a journal entry, but if I don’t write the entry, I will not have a record of the things that were most important to me at this time later, and I am compelled to examine my life. I am a writer, so that one is easy. If I exercise in the morning, it gets done. The later it gets in the day, the greater the likelihood that I miss my workout.I have also made it routine to tackle the most difficult or unpleasant task first thing every day. Problems don’t age well, particularly not problems that require difficult conversations with other human beings.Look at your list of tasks. What tasks do you need to bundle together and create a routine to follow with a frightening level of devotion and consistency?Do Three Things Each DayYou are constrained by time and energy. When you invest these resources in one area, you eliminate your ability to invest them elsewhere. You can’t do everything that needs to be done. Looking at the entire list creates resistance because it’s overwhelming (my task list today has 153 tasks, an impossible feat in a month, let alone a day).It’s easy to stop procrastinating when you stop looking at the massive list you have in front of you and focus on only the three most important outcomes you need to achieve each day.Choose three major outcomes for each day. What are the tasks that must be done that contribute the most to your major outcomes or goals? Block time for the three most important tasks each day, and focus on completing those three tasks. If nothing else gets done, you will have still made progress towards your mission and your goals.By devoting 90 minutes to each of your three tasks without procrastinating, you will be doing more work than most of the distracted, urgency-addicted, reactive people you know. You will be intentional and proactive instead.Right now look at your task list. What are the three things that, if completed today, would have the biggest impact on your results and move you closer to your goals? Put those on the calendar and get them done.Follow this recipe to stop procrastinating and take the actions that move you closer to your goals now.
When you’re 16-11 overall and facing a 12-16 conference opponent, sometimes you have to get creative to attempt to draw fans. That appears to be what TCU is doing for tonight’s game against Texas Tech. The Horned Frogs are offering free beach tank tops to the first 200 students to show up at Wilkerson-Greines Athletic Center for the “Beach Bash.”Are there even any palm trees in the Fort Worth area?
From left, Sharmaine Yeoh, Pei-Pei Cheng, Alannah Ong, and Lillian Lim in a scene from the new Mina Shum movie Meditation Park. SUBMITTED / PNG Advertisement “I think that was my first love since childhood, because I grew up with Shirley Temple and the Chinese equivalent to Shirley Temple named Fung Bo-Bo,” said Vancouver’s Lim, remembering those early movie-going days.“My mom would take me to the movies because my brothers couldn’t sit still.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: As a child Lillian Lim would sit in a Chinatown theatre and dream of being an actor, but it wasn’t until more than five decades later that she got to fulfil her fantasy.In 2013, at the age of 58, Lim joined a Meetup group (online groups that bring people together to do what they love) called the Vancouver B-Movie Factory. The moviemaking group made YouTube shorts, and Lim was thrilled to bits.Flash forward to 2018 and the 65-year-old now has a list of film credits under her belt, and is now on the big screen in a meaty supporting role in the Mina Shum written and directed feature film Meditation Park. Advertisement Twitter
Christina Cressman, a tour presenter with WorkBC Find Your Fit says the program goes to different schools all around British Columbia, two schools a week, travelling to 40 cities.Cressman said, “We come into the schools and set up for the whole school day and then stay open for the community session from 3 to 7 p.m. and we have about 12 different stations here. The stations show them an idea of different careers”.Some of the stations included a 3-d printer, carpenter’s table, computer programing and even a flight simulator.Students were also given the opportunity to use an Ipad station to access software that displays an up-to-date list of careers currently available in B.C.“The main goal of this event is to get students thinking about post-secondary and what they want to do with their lives once they’re done school,” said Cressman.The program started in October and finishes up in March. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Students were given the opportunity to explore career paths at the ‘Find Your Fit’ event at Dr. Kearney Middle School on Friday.The event offered a wide range of hands-on displays featuring many career possibilities.Hosted by WorkBC, the event aims to get students enthused about the workforce. For more information on Find Your Fit, you can visit https://www.workbc.ca/Jobs-Careers/Find-Your-Fit-Tour.aspx
Sagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday targeted Rahul Gandhi for his alleged association with UK firm Backops, saying the Congress president’s “scams” were being “unearthed from land, air and water”. Referring to Gandhi, Modi while speaking at rally in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar said the “naamdar” gets exposed every time he tries to malign him and the more he is targeted, the more ‘lotus’ will bloom. The Home Ministry recently served a notice on Gandhi, saying it received a representation from BJP MP Subramanian Swamy, claiming that a company named Backops Limited was registered in the United Kingdom in 2003 with the Congress leader as one of its directors. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework The Home Ministry said Swamy’s letter also mentioned that in the British company’s annual returns filed on October 10, 2005 and October 31, 2006, Gandhi’s date of birth has been given as June 19, 1970 and had declared his nationality as British. Referring to Gandhi’s alleged association with the company, Modi said, “His scams are being unearthed from land, air and water.” “The ‘naamdar’ in an interview mentioned that his aim was to malign my image. But more the mud he throws at me, better the lotus will bloom,” he said. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen Modi said even as Gandhi abused him, the latter himself was getting exposed. “He owned a company called Backops in England which was shut in 2009. But in 2011, a partner in the company got a submarine deal contract. The government was of the Congress. How did the Backops partner get the deal, what was his experience in defence contract?” Modi said. Modi alleged that due to Congress’s “criminal apathy”, the country has been deprived of basic amenities like pucca houses, electricity, toilets and bank accounts during the first 25 years of Independence. “Had the Congress remained in power, I am confident that basic amenities would have alluded the country for another 100 years,” he said. Modi said perpetrators of terrorism are now fully aware that it is a new India which hits them back by entering their dens. “Your each vote in favour of Modi will inspire him to fight against terrorism with vigour,” he added.
WEEK▲▼PICK▲▼WIN PROB.▲▼PICK▲▼WIN PROB.▲▼WINNER▲▼READERS’ NET PTS▲▼ The Dallas Cowboys were overrated going into Week 4Top 10 NFL teams by current Elo and their chances of making the playoffs 3BAL70BAL71JAX-4.3– 81557Seattle4852+4– 3SEA53SEA54TEN-3.5– 3DEN55DEN70BUF-20.6– Most of Dallas’s metrics are roughly the same as they were last season, with the major exception of the passing game (and some faulty special teams). Last year, in QB Dak Prescott’s first NFL season, he led the Cowboys to the sixth-most expected points added (EPA) through the air of any offense in football — a highly effective complement to Dallas’s second-ranked running game. But although the Cowboys still rank among the top five in rushing EPA, Prescott and the passing offense has fallen to 19th in the league in EPA. Prescott’s traditional numbers aren’t bad, but he’s all but stopped throwing the deep ball and the Dallas receivers are picking up very few yards after the catch. The result has been an aerial attack that struggles to move the chains, keeping the Cowboys from scoring as many points as they should.The bad news doesn’t stop there for Dallas. The Cowboys face a tough road if they hope to win the division, because even though the Giants are floundering, the rest of the NFC East has played better than we predicted in the preseason. And based on FiveThirtyEight’s Week 5 NFL Elo ratings, Dallas has the toughest remaining schedule of any team in its division; the Cowboys’ opponents have an average Elo rating of 1525, while the teams New York is facing average 1514, Washington’s opponents average 1499, and the rest of Philadelphia’s schedule averages 1496.The Cowboys and Eagles’ next five games could further increase the gap between those two teams — the Eagles currently have a one-game lead. Dallas’ next five opponents have an average Elo of 1549, and the Cowboys will face three of those teams on the road. Compare that with Philadelphia’s next five games — in which the Eagles’ opponents average an Elo of 1490 and only one game will be on the road — and the Cowboys’ playoff hopes could be essentially done by Week 10.FiveThirtyEight vs. the crowdWeeks 3 and 4 in our NFL prediction game — in which we invite you to pick football games and try to outsmart our Elo algorithm — were triumphant victories for machine over man. Over a combined 32 games, our Elo model beat you, the readers, by a whopping 146.2 points! You can blame the New York Jets for your two largest net losses. The Jets upset the Miami Dolphins in Week 3 — which both our model and the readers got wrong — and this weekend the Jets pulled out an overtime victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, which our Elo picked right and you readers got wrong. (Note: We don’t blame you for not picking the Jets.)Despite Elo correctly predicting the winners in only two more games than readers through Week 4, our model holds a lead of 181.7 net points. This is because our game rewards not just correct picks, but also how much confidence the model and our readers had in the outcome. For example, despite our bashing the Cowboys here, both Elo and the readers predicted Dallas would win at home over the Rams this past weekend. Though we both predicted incorrectly, the readers netted 5.5 points on that game because Elo had more confidence in Dallas winning (78 percent) than readers did (72 percent). 4MIN57MIN51DET+4.2– 4SEA69SEA79SEA+3.1– 4TB63TB61TB-4.5– 3PIT76PIT84CHI-14.1– ELOTEAMWEEK 4WEEK 5CHANGE 21646New England8270-12– 3CAR72CAR66NO+5.8– 4NYJ59JAX61NYJ-22.6– 3NE82NE89NE+0.6– 31627Atlanta8772-15– 4PHI60PHI60PHI-2.2– 41614Pittsburgh7386+13– We’re a quarter of the way through the NFL season, and Week 4 brought its fair share of surprises. The Buffalo Bills upset the Atlanta Falcons on the road, a last-second Carolina Panthers field goal delivered Tom Brady’s New England Patriots their second home loss of the year, and Andy Dalton was actually good.Through four weeks, very few teams are following the course predicted for them at the season’s outset. Many pundits thought a Los Angeles team would be sneaky dangerous this season — they just didn’t think it would be the Rams. Others assumed a New York team would start 0-4 — they just didn’t pick the Giants. But in a season marked by surprises, the most perplexing start may belong to the Dallas Cowboys.After Week 1, Dallas had every reason for optimism: The expected suspension of running back Ezekiel Elliott was delayed by the courts, and the team that was 13-3 last year was fresh off a dominating win over the New York Giants. Dallas’ Elo rating climbed, and many analysts (most of them in Texas) viewed the Cowboys as a surefire Super Bowl team. As it turned out, the Giants are terrible and Dallas would spend the next three weeks showing that it was not the same team it was last year — even with Elliott in uniform.“America’s Team” had an Elo advantage of 160 points heading into Sunday’s game with the Los Angeles Rams, meaning they were favorites to win the game by about six points.1Every 25 Elo points is equivalent to 1 point in an actual game. The Cowboys lost and fell to 2-2 and, in the process, saw their chances of making the playoffs drop to 40 percent — their lowest of the season — according to our 2017 NFL Predictions. For Dallas — which dropped to a tie for eighth2With the Seattle Seahawks in our power rankings — a 4-in-10 chance of making the playoffs with three-quarters of the season left to play may not sound all that bad. But compared with the rest of the teams in the top 10, the Cowboys are noticeably out of place. 4NO53NO55NO-0.4– 3ATL53ATL62ATL+5.3– 3MIA55MIA70NYJ-20.8– 3LAR53LAR61LAR+4.2– 51601Green Bay6468+4– 3GB75GB84GB+2.1– 3OAK51OAK65WSH-19.0– 4KC78KC79KC-2.3– 4GB82GB83GB-1.8– 61578Denver4760+13– Elo’s dumbest (and smartest) picks of Weeks 3 and 4Average difference between points won by readers and by Elo in Week 3 and 4 matchups in FiveThirtyEight’s NFL prediction game 11687Kansas City91%93%+2– 4HOU55TEN52HOU-9.9– 4NE78NE83CAR-9.9– 3KC74KC76KC-1.7– FIVETHIRTYEIGHT PLAYOFF ODDS BEFORE … OUR PREDICTIONREADERS’ PREDICTION 4ATL77ATL80BUF-7.0– 4DAL78DAL72LAR+5.5– 4PIT55PIT60PIT+1.7– 4DEN63DEN57DEN-8.1– 71565Detroit4863+15– 3MIN57TB53MIN-12.1– 4ARI81ARI77ARI-4.2– 81557Dallas6140-21– 3IND76IND59IND-15.3– 3PHI66PHI68PHI-1.1– 101550Philadelphia5563+8– 3ARI55%DAL59%DAL+9.8– 4CIN60CIN59CIN-3.1–
Former Manchester City and Wales striker Craig Bellamy has backed his country to qualify for the European Championships in two years time.Speaking to BBC Sport, Bellamy said: “I believe in this group and think they have got one or two tournaments in them,”“I would expect us to qualify for the next Euros.”He also believes that Wales should be developing a stronger ‘structure’ at youth level in order to build teams capable of regularly competing at major tournaments in the future.“I’m more concerned with the next generation than the current one,” Bellamy continued.“How do we get them to become successful because at younger age groups we’re nowhere near qualifying for major tournaments?”“That needs to be addressed, as does our identity to what the senior team plays like.”“We can build a structure but we must have a clear identity. We talk identity and we’re very good at lip service.”Giggs is full of praise for Daniel James Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to Wales national team manager Ryan Giggs, footballer Daniel James is unstoppable after he helped his team secure a victory against Belarus.“But do we truly believe in it? I haven’t seen it and that needs to be hit home for us to have a future in the next 10 to 20 years.”The former Blackburn Rover’s star finished by praising the English FA for their current set up and believes the Welsh should look to follow their example going forward.“England have had a lot of success in youth tournaments, winning World Cups, and that tells me straight away they’re heading in the right direction,” he added.“They’re going to have a lot of confidence on the back of that when it comes to senior level.”“The FA are on the right path, they’ve got their act together and that’s what is putting them ahead of most nations.”
Juventus are reportedly considering a move for Christian Eriksen in the January transfer windowThe 26-year-old playmaker’s current deal at Tottenham will expire in June 2020, amid reported interested from Barcelona and Real Madrid.Eriksen recently admitted that he’s unsure whether a new contract is on the table for him at Spurs.Now Tuttosport claims that Juventus will make a move for Eriksen if their bid to re-sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United fails.Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.Eriksen has struggled to get back into favour with coach Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs after returning from an abdominal injury in mid-October.The Denmark international has only played 90 minutes of football twice for Spurs since then, but still has no shortage of admirers.Eriksen has managed 57 goals and 73 assists in 239 appearances for Spurs across all competitions since his arrival from Ajax in 2013.