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first_img Keith Matthews will celebrate his 100th cap when he lines out for Connacht this Friday against Edingburgh (The Sportsground – ko 19.45 01/04/11) The 28 year old centre joined Connacht from Munster in 2005 and has been a regular feature in the Connacht squad. “I was on a development contract down in Munster when Brads (Michael Bradley) phoned me and offered me a spot, I jumped at the chance to play regular Magners League and haven’t looked back since.” “It’s taken a while to get to this milestone; I’ve had a few injuries along the way. Amongst other injuries I damaged my crutiate ligament against Munster in ‘07 and was out for 9 months so that didn’t help but I’m delighted to reach 100 caps for Connacht, it’s a huge personal achievement.” Keith made his debut in Connacht’s 13 – 9 victory over the Cardiff Blues in September ‘05 alongside John Muldoon, Current Assistant Coach Dan McFarland and Video Analyst Conor McPhillips. He has scored 14 tries for the Province and set up dozens more with his hard running and ferocious tackling. “I’ve been involved in some great games over the years, beating Munster here at The Sportsground 2 years ago, beating Bourgoin in the quarter final of the Amlin Challenge Cup here last season and captaining the side against Munster on St Stephens Day this year. Hopefully there’ll be many more to come, I’m enjoying my rugby more than ever and playing some of the best rugby of my career so I’ve no intention of giving up just yet!” Matthews was part of Michael Bradleys 2009 Ireland ‘A’ side which won the Churchill Cup, beating England Saxons in the final. That team also included Connacht’s John Muldoon and Sean Cronin. Hooker Adrian Flavin could also earn his 100th cap this weekend. The 5’11, 102kg number 2 from Harrow in London joined Connacht in 2006. He will feature from the bench for the match this weekend. Connacht face Edinburgh this Friday in round 19 of the Magners League. Kick- off is at 7.45 in The Sportsground and the match is being shown live on TG4. Connacht XV to face Edinburgh: 1 Ronan Loughney2 Sean Cronin3 Jamie Hagan4 Mike McCarthy5 Bernie Upton6 Andrew Browne7 Johnny O’Connor8 Ray Ofisa9 Frank Murphy10 Ian Keatley11 Fionn Carr12 Keith Matthews LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 13 Troy Nathan14 Brian Tuohy15 Gavin Dufffy16 Adrian Flavin17 Brett Wilkinson18 Rodney Ah You19 Mike McComish20 John Muldoon21 Mark Dolan 22 Eoin Griffin23 Shane Monahan TAGS: Connacht last_img read more

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first_img Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/372096/el-golf-d17-beach-house-rrmr-arquitectos Clipboard Architects: rrmr arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeRRMR ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAsiaPeruPublished on May 15, 2013Cite: “El Golf D17 Beach House / rrmr arquitectos” [Casa Playa El Golf D17 / rrmr arquitectos] 15 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?高尔夫海滨别墅D17 / rrmr arquitectos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 stream + 13 Share El Golf D17 Beach House / rrmr arquitectosSave this projectSaveEl Golf D17 Beach House / rrmr arquitectosSave this picture!© Elsa RamírezHouses•Asia, Peru ArchDaily Projects Area:  255 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Peru Houses 2009 Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/372096/el-golf-d17-beach-house-rrmr-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” CopyCollaborators: Giuliana Soto, Claudia Pastor, Beatriz Pero, Mayte LeonStructures:Ing. Jose Antonio Chávez ÁngelesElectrical:Ing. Jaime Alca YánezPlumbing: Ing. Jorge  Gamboa SanchezConstruction: Alfredo UccelliArchitects In Charge:Roberto Riofrío Navarro, Micaela Rodrigo GrañaCity:AsiaCountry:PeruMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Elsa RamírezText description provided by the architects. The house intends to break with the housing prototype built in the surroundings, it seeks to differentiate itself by adopting two levels that avoids a reading as a static block and achieves, by contrast, a fluid horizontality. This allows us to play with the scale of the project through orthogonal planes that define the levels of the house. On the lateral facade predominates a suspended wall that runs the entire length of the lot, that contrasts with the lower broken plinth.Save this picture!© Elsa RamírezThis facade, like the rear facade, is closed to the surroundings to give privacy to the social and intimate areas of the house, avoiding views from the neighbors. Emphasizing this intention, the most striking opening is located solely on the terrace of the front facade that allows a more direct relationship with the environment. Save this picture!© Elsa RamírezTo take advantage of the views, the living room, dining room, kitchen, terrace, pool, and main bedroom are located on the second level. Secondary bedrooms, living room, and service are located on the first level, where there is also an access courtyard that distributes into a hall directed to the stairs, to achieve a more direct connection between the two levels.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessNanne de Ru Appointed Director of The BerlageArchitecture NewsAD Classics: Stephanuskirche / Alvar AaltoArchitecture Classics Share El Golf D17 Beach House / rrmr arquitectos 2009 “COPY”last_img read more

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first_imgSave this picture!© Alexandra Timpau+ 29Curated by María Francisca González Share Architects: COLLARCH Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906157/minimalist-apartment-in-prague-collarch Clipboard Projects Manufacturers: EGGER, Bosch, Laufen, POLYREY, ABB Future linear, IN-STYL Hořovice s.r.o., Kbeton design, Rendl light studio, Romotop Heat L Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906157/minimalist-apartment-in-prague-collarch Clipboard 2018 Products used in this ProjectWoodEGGERLaminatesSave this picture!Courtesy of COLLARCHText description provided by the architects. The aim of the apartment’s overall reconstruction was to create a quiet and neutral background for the life of the young family, which would then occupy it according to its current needs and tastes. The task was to create an empty space where all the functions expected from the completed apartment are integrated into walls that define the space. Smart wiring, storage rooms and furniture systems to ensure the variability of the placement of individual elements in the apartment are discreetly embedded in a material & color balanced palette of surfaces with precise and minimalist detailing that can be matched by any color range or style of future owners.Save this picture!AxonometricThe apartment is located on the 3rd floor of a four-story brick house from the 1950s in a quiet residential area in Prague 4.Save this picture!Courtesy of COLLARCHThe client’s demands for a high standard of living for the young family and the increased requirements for acoustic comfort of individual rooms led to a complete reconstruction of the apartment. We have removed all the layers of additional building modifications from the past, poor quality plaster and surplus non-load-bearing brick partitions. These modifications also revealed a system of prefabricated concrete panels of the ceiling structure, which were subsequently repaired and left as a distinctive aesthetic element of the interior of all the new rooms.Save this picture!© Alexandra TimpauThe original layout of the apartment has been partially altered and enriched by a number of new interconnections between rooms, forming an alternative to the central corridor and ensuring freedom of movement and sufficiency of daylight.Save this picture!Floorplan OriginalSave this picture!Floorplan After ReconstructionA minimalist design with precise details and a reduced, but carefully selected palette of materials and textures, stylishly complements the original concrete ceiling. The ceiling is offset from the walls of the apartment by a distinct deep gap, which optically highlights its unevenness, materiality and weight. As with other interior elements, aesthetics are hand-in-hand with a practical function. This low-voltage cables for a variaty of placements of hi-fi speakers are routed in the gap. The interior lighting is designed as a three-circuit rail system mounted on the ceiling in joints between concrete panels and ensuring the variability in placement of the light fittings according to the actual layout of the apartment. The perimeter walls are white and neutral, with floor plinths mounted flush with the surface of the wall. The plinths are removable, providing the space for wiring. The central load-bearing wall forms the spine bone of the entire apartment layout. Its presence and weight is emphasized by the surface treatment in the concrete screed.Save this picture!© Alexandra TimpauThe same material is used for the surface of the fireplace, which lends it almost a sculptural feeling. The dividing partitions between rooms and the corridor are – to a large extend – replaced by a double-door cabinet system which, thanks to special carpentry, grants high-quality acoustic isolation of the rooms while providing the required amount of storage space in the apartment. This solution assumes the absence of additional, freestanding storage furniture and allows owners to keep the apartment airy and empty. The top layer of the acoustic absorbing panels of the built-in cabinets is formed by a perforated veneered board, which in addition to the functional use complements the interior with a distinctive aesthetic element. The veneer surface, together with wooden parquets, creates a soft and welcoming counterpoint to the rough texture of concrete panels and concrete screed.Save this picture!© Alexandra TimpauThe bathroom made in shades of blue and yellow is deliberately different from the color palette of the other rooms. The room of cleansing and relaxation makes a playful, childlike impression which forms the desired counterpoint of a seriousness of the rest of the apartment.Save this picture!© Alexandra TimpauProject gallerySee allShow lessThe High Line’s New Public Space to Feature the Work of Simone LeighArchitecture NewsItaipu House / Equipe LamasSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Praha 4-Hodkovičky, Prague, Czech RepublicLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  85 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Minimalist Apartment in Prague / COLLARCHSave this projectSaveMinimalist Apartment in Prague / COLLARCH Photographs:  Alexandra Timpau Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Minimalist Apartment in Prague / COLLARCH “COPY” CopyApartments•Praha 4, Czech Republic Photographs “COPY” ArchDaily Apartments Year:  Czech Republic CopyAbout this officeCOLLARCHOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsPraha 4Czech RepublicPublished on December 10, 2018Cite: “Minimalist Apartment in Prague / COLLARCH” 10 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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first_img “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Related documents Azerbaijan report: Freedom of expression under attackPDF – 798.61 KB June 4, 2021 Find out more News Ahead of Azerbaijan’s upcoming Parliamentary elections, nine organisations are launching a new report titled Free Expression under Attack: Azerbaijan’s Deteriorating Media Environment. The report findings come out of a joint freedom of expression mission to the country in September 2010 and highlight the Azerbaijani government’s failure to comply with its international commitments to promote and protect freedom of expression. “In Azerbaijan, those who attack or harass journalists do so in the knowledge that they will not be punished for their crimes. The fact that the authorities fail to conduct effective investigations into these crimes contributes significantly to the current climate of fear and vulnerability,” said Agnes Callamard, Executive Director ARTICLE 19.The deteriorating freedom of expression situation in the country is the result of a number of worrisome trends, including the continuing practice of imprisoning journalists and bloggers in connection with expressing critical opinions; the enduring cycle of violence against journalists and impunity for those who commit these acts; and the continued existence of criminal defamation provisions in domestic law. These trends are particularly concerning in the context of the upcoming parliamentary elections, set to take place on 7 November 2010.“There are few – if any – signs of the emergence of a free press, a fundamental cornerstone of any democratic society,” said Rodrigo Bonilla, Missions Coordinator World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). “In its place, there is a handful of independent media trying to survive in a pervasive climate of intimidation and fear, financially crippled and with insignificant audiences. Drastic reforms are urgently needed,” continued Bonilla.One editor who spoke with the mission reported that he had lost track of the number of times he had been threatened or attacked. Another journalist said “the life of every citizen or journalist who wants freedom is under constant threat.” In the regions outside of the capital, the situation for journalists is even worse. They face violence and threats regularly and most instances go unreported. “Efforts to build a credible and professional journalistic environment are systematically undermined by political interference and control in the media, shocking employment conditions, and a fundamental lack of respect for the role of independent journalism in a democratic society,” said Oliver Money-Kyrle, Assistant General Secretary of the International Federation of Journalists.The report also contains the mission’s recommendations to the Azerbaijani authorities on concrete steps to improve the freedom of expression climate in the country, including by investigating and prosecuting all acts of violence against journalists; immediately and unconditionally releasing currently imprisoned journalists and bloggers; and decriminalising defamation.“The Government, in cooperation with international organizations, intergovernmental structures, local media and civil society group, should take immediate steps to support the independent media, end the climate of self-censorship, and help foster dialogue,” said Rovshan Bagirov, Open Society Institute Azerbaijan.The report is the result of joint freedom of expression mission undertaken by members of the International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan from 7 to 9 September. The mission representatives met with journalists and other media workers, collected testimonies from survivors of violent attacks, family members of imprisoned journalists, and held meetings with civil society activists and government representatives.The nine organisations that participated in the joint mission are members of the International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan, and actively work towards the promotion and protection of human rights. The participating organisations include: ARTICLE 19; Freedom House; Index on Censorship; International Federation of Journalists; Media Diversity Institute; Open Society Foundations; Press Now; Reporters Without Borders; and World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers. ENDSNOTES TO EDITORS:• To arrange a media interview with mission spokespersons, please contact Mona Samari at [email protected] or +44 (0) 7515 828 939.• Here is the full text of Free Expression under Attack: Azerbaijan’s Deteriorating Media Environment SPOKESPERSONS AVAILABLE FOR MEDIA INTERVIEWS: • ARTICLE 19 – Agnès Callamard• Freedom House – Courtney C. Radsch• Index on Censorship – Natasha Schmidt• International Federation of Journalists – Oliver Money-Kyrle• Media Diversity Institute – Milica Pesic• Reporters Without Borders – Lucie Morillon• Open Society Institute – Assistance Foundation/Azerbaijan – Rovshan N. Bagirov• World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers – Rodrigo Bonilla June 8, 2021 Find out more to go further Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Follow the news on Azerbaijan RSF_en News October 22, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Azerbaijan: Free Expression under Attack RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Receive email alerts News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information News Organisation April 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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first_img Community News Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Mayor Tornek Resigns From Position on Airport Authority Mayor will nominate Councilmember John Kennedy to replace him By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 | 3:49 pm STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week The City Council on Monday accepted Mayor Terry Tornek’s resignation from the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority.The authority, which contains commissioners from the three cities, owns and operates the Hollywood Burbank Airport and is a separate government agency created under a joint powers agreement between the three cities of Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena in 1977.According to its website, the mission of the Airport Authority is to provide state-of-the-art regional airport facilities and related services which are efficient, safe, convenient, and user-friendly, while being a good neighbor.Currently, Councilmember Steve Madison and former PCC Trustee Ross Selvidge also serve on the board.Tornek said he was stepping down due to responsibilities in Pasadena that have kept him swamped, including the Coronavirus pandemic, current social justice issues and his re-election campaign.“I didn’t feel I could do it justice,” Tornek said. “A number of members of the city council have expressed interest in serving on the authority. I thought it was maybe a good time to make that transition.”When former Mayor Bill Bogaard asked Tornek to serve on the authority, the airport found itself in an adversarial relationship with the city of Burbank and there was litigation.Since that time things have vastly improved, including a successful push for a new terminal.“We campaigned for and succeeded, and the voters of Burbank approved the new terminal. The financial condition of the airport, pre-COVID at least was in good shape with adequate reserves.”Tornek said he would nominate John Kennedy who has expressed interest in authority to the authority in his place.“It has been a privilege to serve in this capacity for eight years,” Tornek wrote in his letter announcing his resignation. “And I have enjoyed working collaboratively to provide safe and convenient facilities at the airport for the benefit of the public.” Business News Make a comment 20 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

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first_imgHomepage BannerNews Three Towns in Donegal to become Gaeltacht Service Areas Joe McHughMinister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh has named Letterkenny, Dungloe and Donegal Town under the Gaeltacht Act 2012.The move means that the three towns will act as Gaeltacht service areas for the county, providing visitors with information about irish speaking areas in Donegal.Minister McHugh says the plan will encourage the use and interest of the Irish language in Donegal:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/joemch1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twittercenter_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Previous articleCampbell Warns to Examine Independent Cllrs Policies before VotingNext articleFormer Bank Manager who Admitted Fraud Receives Suspended Sentence News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – December 20, 2014 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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first_imgAviation columnist Maxim Pyadushkin told to Aviation Week & Space Technology that Russian company Phasotron-NIIR was about to develop simplified version of phased array radar Zhuk-AE for prospective deck-based helicopter Ka-52K which is to be stationed on Mistral-class landing ships imported from France.The helicopter radar should have mass only 80 kg (compare to 275 kg of airplane version based on multirole fighter MiG-35). Being equipped with such light-weight radar, helicopters would be capable to carry antiship guided missiles Kh-31 and Kh-35. The company plans to produce the first prototype of that radar in 2012.Executive director of holding company Russian Helicopters Dmitry Petrov told to the American magazine that development of Ka-52K had been already started. The first sample is to be constructed in 2014, i.e. by the time when Russia would receive the first Mistral. The ships will be armed with mixed air wings consisting of attack helicopters Ka-52K and multipurpose helicopters Ka-29. Reportedly, Phasotron-NIIR has completed testing of mechanically scanned radar Arbalet for Ka-52 helicopters currently in service. First radars have been already delivered to Progress plant (Arseniev, Far East) which assembles Ka-52. First 4 helicopters were handed over to Russian Air Force in May 2011.The company’s chief designer Yury Guskov expressed his disagreement with Indian commission as of MMRCA tender. Russian fighter MiG-35 competed in the tender, although failed due to allegedly low performance of Zhuk-AE radar. Prototype radar did meet India’s requirements and detected air targets at the range of 130 km. Take note, the prototype radar participated in the India’s tender had only 680 transceivers, while serially produced radar has 1 016 transceivers which increases detection range of air targets up to 250 km.[mappress]Source: rusnavy, August 22, 2011; View post tag: Equip Russia: Phasotron-NIIR to Equip Ka-52K Helicopters with Zhuk-AE Radars August 22, 2011 View post tag: radars View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Helicopters Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Phasotron-NIIR to Equip Ka-52K Helicopters with Zhuk-AE Radars View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Ka-52K Equipment & technology Share this article View post tag: Phasotron-NIIR View post tag: Zhuk-AE View post tag: Russialast_img read more

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first_imgA murder investigation has been launched into the death of 42-year-old Adrian Greenwood, who was found dead in the hallway of his home in East Oxford on Thursday.Police were called to his three-storey property on Iffley Road at 3pm, after a cleaner found a man inside the hallway.A post-mortem yesterday confirmed the cause of death as multiple stab wounds to the chest and neck.Thames Valley Police believe these wounds were inflicted with a bladed object, but they are yet to recover a murder weapon.They also believe that an altercation took place in the hallway of the house and that Mr. Greenwood died after a “vicious and sustained attack,” in which the offender may also have obtained injuries.A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody.An onlooker, who saw the arrest yesterday, told Cherwell, “I was walking up the high street at around 18:15 when I saw a small grey car barreling through the high speed with the car horn blaring, closely followed by a police car. Both cars were coming from Cowley. I walked past Quod a few minutes later and saw the two cars parked in the middle of the road. Two policemen, one plain-clothed, were speaking to a man who had a couple of bloody cuts across his cheek.”Detective superintendent Chris Ward, head of Thames Valley Police major crime unit, commented, “We are keeping an open mind in terms of the motive and whilst we have already made an arrest in connection with this investigation, I anticipate further arrests will be made as the investigation continues.”Mr. Greenwood read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Christ Church before embarking on a career as an antiques dealer, according to his website.On the same site he described himself as a “historian, biographer, author and art dealer with a particular interest in nineteenth century British military history”.He retired four years ago to focus on his writing, producing hundreds of articles since about antiques.A blue tent was erected outside the house, whilst Forensic teams searched through bins, hedges and drains along the street.Hugo Kent-Egan, an Oxford student who lives nearby, commented, “I remember seeing the police tape closing off the section of Iffley Road when I was cycling into college yesterday and wondering what was going on, only saw the story just a few hours ago.“Obviously there are very few details about the incident such as motive and so on, but it was really shocking to read the article and recognise the picture of his house on Iffley Road, just a 5 minute walk from where we live. For something like that to happen virtually on our doorsteps seems very surreal and out of place.“Considering that to most people Oxford seems a very safe and fun place to live and that the only crime I’ve really ever come across this year in Cowley are bicycle thefts or burglaries, something like this really jars with people sense of safety and will perhaps make me more wary this term.”Iffley Road reopened last night after officers were seen removing grey Vauxhall Vectra from the property.However the three-storey house and three nearby properties remained cordoned off this morning.A spokesman said Mr. Greenwood’s next of kin had been informed, although he is yet to be formally identified.UPDATE (April 10 2016): Man arrested by police on the High Street released without charge by police.last_img read more

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first_imgThese protests came as part of climate strikes all across the UK, and the rest of the world. Thousands descended on central London to hear activists speak, as well as Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn who described himself as ‘absolutely delighted’ by the protests.  This morning school students across Oxford and the surround area left class to march at another climate change strike held in the city centre. “It is a wonderful tie-in to all the other things which are happening around the planet at the same time”. In what was the city’s seventh Youth Strike 4 Climate event, hundreds gathered to make known their opposition to global pollution and widespread damage to the environment.  Oxford MP Anneliese Dodds, MP for Oxford East, said: “I think it is really humbling to see a huge number of young people here today and they are very clear that we need to act now. We cannot keep putting action off”. Chris Church of Oxford Friends of the Earth said: “This is the largest environmental demonstration Oxford has ever seen. However, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said “every child” should be in school. He added that “they should be learning, they shouldn’t be bunking off and it’s very irresponsible for people to encourage children to do so”. Demonstrations have been held in every continent, and millions are thought to have attended climate strike events across the world.last_img read more

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first_imgOn a recent family trip to Milan, I was presented with a freshly baked Pastiera Napoletana from my wife’s cousin. Wow! I couldn’t wait to get back to Cinnamon Square and try making this one. So I nipped to the local Ipercoop supermarket and purchased some grano cotto (cooked wheat) and brought this back in my suitcase to save time when I got home naturally the kids think I’m bonkers!This delicious ricotta cheese and grain pie is a very old Neapolitan speciality for the Easter season. Pastiera is best enjoyed one to three days after it is baked, so the different flavours can blend together. It produces a fantastic citrus-fresh flavour and aroma with a mixture of textures coming from the crisp pastry, ricotta cheesecake and soft wheatgrains.Pastiera is traditionally made on Good Friday, to be eaten as a dessert on Easter Sunday, and each family hands down a ’secret’ recipe from one generation to the next. Today, as for hot cross buns in the UK, it is available all year round in Italy.They keep for about three days in the refrigerator before the filling starts to show signs of contracting and/or cracking. I think they actually taste great warmed up but you decide.In our recipe we use prepared grano cotto or you can cook pre-soaked whole grain in water or milk, but this is a long process. The preparation comprises two steps:l Part-baking the sweet pastry shellsl Filling, topping and baking the tarts.Pastiera NapoletanaMakes 15x45g tartlets plus decoration (110mm cases)Tart casesIngredient%gBread flour50150Plain flour 50150Butter75225Caster sugar38114Ground almonds38114Egg22661. Mix the flour, ground almonds, butter and sugar together until a crumble.2. Mix in the eggs until a smooth paste avoid over-mixing.3. Line foil tart cases, but save some pastry for decorating the tops, and bake at 180ºC until just showing signs of taking colour approximately 10 minutes.4. Remove from oven and allow to cool.5. While cooling, prepare the filling.FillingIngredientgRicotta cheese500Grano cotto (Wheat, water, salt), drained500Whole egg100Caster sugar100Mixed peel100Lemon rind and juice1 lemonOrange rind and juice1 orangeGround cinnamon51. Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl (A) with a beater until homogeneous do not overmix (B).2. Scoop into part-baked tart case until level with rim (C).3. Roll out some pastry and cut strips with pastry wheels (D). Place these strips of pastry on top of the filling for decoration (E).4. Bake at 170ºC for 15-20 minutes.5. Lightly dust top with icing sugar (F).last_img read more

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