Forest House / NORM Architects

first_imgCopyAbout this officeNORM ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCopenhagenHousesDenmarkPublished on September 27, 2014Cite: “Forest House / NORM Architects” 27 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Save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 stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/548933/forest-house-norm-architects Clipboard Houses Projects Forest House / NORM Architects 2010 Year:  “COPY” Denmark ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/548933/forest-house-norm-architects Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Copenhagen, Denmark ArchDaily Save this picture!© Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen+ 26 Share 2010 photographs:  Jonas Bjerre-PoulsenPhotographs:  Jonas Bjerre-PoulsenSave this picture!© Jonas Bjerre-PoulsenRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionText description provided by the architects. This private villa is situated on a sloping forest lot in North of Copenhagen. The original structure was a very closed and dark building that did not interact with the beautiful surrounds at all. The task was therefore to completely redo the house and give it an open and airy Scandinavian atmosphere that in choice of materials and architecture engaged with the nature surrounding it.Save this picture!© Jonas Bjerre-PoulsenThe idea was therefore to open up the house as much as possible and let the scenery of the forest be the sole decoration of the interior by framing certain views of the forest and to create an open plan that allowed the different functions of the house to melt together in one continuous flow on the two levels by eliminating the barriers between the different spaces of the house. Only the bathroom has a change in surfaces.Save this picture!© Jonas Bjerre-PoulsenWe wanted to create a combination of utility, purity and a quiet beauty. Motivated by Japanese Sabi values, we used natural materials and earthy colours to add soul and history to shape interestingness rather than a polished and decorated beauty. Combined with the pure white walls, the Scandinavian simplicity of the furniture and the poetry of the Nordic scenery, the house aims to be a sensuous spatial experience.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe facade of the house that comes out of the sloping property, with its white walls and thin black window frames that rhythmically breaks the exteriors is inspired by the Wittgenstein House and is a clear and central focal point on the property.Save this picture!© Jonas Bjerre-PoulsenProject gallerySee allShow lessAntonio Derka School / Obranegra ArquitectosSelected ProjectsVantan Design Institute Osak / eleven nine inteiror design officeSelected Projects Share Photographs Forest House / NORM ArchitectsSave this projectSaveForest House / NORM Architects Year:  Architects: NORM Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area:  215 m² Area:  215 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

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McKinney Optimistic on Ag Trade Despite Trade War Rhetoric

first_img Facebook Twitter McKinney Optimistic on Ag Trade Despite Trade War Rhetoric McKinney Optimistic on Ag Trade Despite Trade War RhetoricUSDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney examines Northwest seafood at the USA Pavilion at FOODEX Japan. (Photo credit: U.S. Embassy Tokyo)While U.S. agriculture prepares for possible retaliation against U.S. tariffs, a top USDA official remains confident on the future of U.S. ag trade. Undersecretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Affairs Ted McKinney was in Japan last week when the U.S. tariffs were announced.  He told reporters on Monday that, in his talks with Japanese leaders, there was no discussion of a trade war with the U.S., “Rather it was ‘We like doing business with the U.S. We like to do business with you’. It was a reminder that there is a preference for business to be done with the U.S.”McKinney said there was a good deal of discussion about finding a way forward for a trade agreement that would lower import tariffs on U.S. ag exports into Asia, “Whether we pursue a bilaterial agreement which is the request of the President or, at some point, rejoining the TPP11 to make the TPP12, that is a decision that the President and others need to make. Certainly we heard that they want us to come back into the fold.” He added that Japan would prefer a multilaterial agreement, but all sides recognize there may need to be some changes made and that a cooling off period is needed.USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney visits the USA Pavilion at FOODEX Japan. (Photo credit: U.S. Embassy Tokyo)While McKInney admitted the new America First approach on trade is challenging, in the end he feels it will be successful in getting U.S. farmers better trade agreements. “We are going through an interesting time here when we are trying to right the ship, as it were, and  talking about and facing for years, no only in agriculture but as a nation as a whole,” he stated. “That is those sanitary and phytosanitary trade barriers. We may have some bumps on the road, but I hope as we emerge from this we are going to see a brighter and better day that will provide for a greater day for U.S. farmers in the long term.”  He added that, while big markets like China and the EU are difficult, progress is being made with many smaller markets in bringing down trade barriers. He cited as an example his recent trip to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News McKinney Optimistic on Ag Trade Despite Trade War Rhetoric By Gary Truitt – Mar 13, 2018 Previous articleUSDA to Host Roundtables on Rural Opioid MisuseNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for March 13, 2018 Gary Truitt SHARElast_img read more

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Secure safe passage for all media workers wishing to leave Aleppo

first_imgNews to go further Follow the news on Syria Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law RSF_en SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Protecting journalists Armed conflicts Organisation News Throughout the conflict, Syria’s media workers and other news providers have directly and deliberately been targeted by multiple parties in the conflict. Despite the risks, those media workers chose to stay reporting directly from the streets of the besieged city and informing the outside world of atrocities committed by all sides.The undersigned organisations recognise and respect that the Syrian civil society and media have chosen not to accept any special safety assurances and arrangements regarding their evacuation. This further underlines the urgency for the United Nations to facilitate immediate evacuation of all civilians to areas outside regime control.The undersigned organisations therefore call on all parties to ensure the safe passage of civilians, including media workers and show respect for the work and the physical integrity of media personnel, who are ensuring that the outside world and citizens within Syria are being kept informed of developments and can make informed decisions on the basis of this.The United Nations has reported that civilians in Aleppo have gone missing as they have tried to seek safety by crossing territories held by opposing sides. For this reason, the undersigned organisations also remind all parties to the conflict that media workers and other news providers are to be protected alongside civilians as stated in the Geneva Convention.Names and identities of Aleppo’s media workers are known to international media assistance and press freedom organisations and any harm to their personal safety will be considered a breach of international conventions put in place to ensure the safety of journalists and must be independently investigated.Jesper Højberg, Director of International Media SupportAyman Mhanna, Executive Director of Global Forum for Media DevelopmentCyprien Ndikumana, Directeur Général de l’Institut Panos Grands LacsCourtney Radsch, Advocacy Director for the Committee to Protect JournalistsOwais Aslam Ali, Chairman of Pakistan Press FoundationSteve Buckley, Managing Director of Community Media SolutionsGisèle Khoury, President of Samir Kassir Foundation – SKeyes Center for Media & Cultural FreedomRemzi Lani, Executive Director of Albanian Media InstituteJohan Romare, Director, Fojo Media InstituteLucie Morillon, Programme Director of Reporters Without BordersTihomir Loza, Executive Director of The South Etienne Fiatte, General Manager of CFIPetra Berner, Head Strategy and Consulting Service, Deutche WelleJeanne Bourgault, President and CEO, InternewsLeon Willems, Director of Free Press UnlimitedKateryna Myasnikova, Executive Director, Independent Association of BroadcastersArmand Hurault, Executive Director, Media LibreJoyce Barnathan, President of International Center for JournalismTihomir Loza, Executive Director of the South East European Network for Profession­alization of MediaTina Carr, Director of Rory Peck Trust March 8, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Protecting journalists Armed conflicts News News February 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts As forces loyal to the Syrian government are taking over territories within the city of Aleppo, International Media Support (IMS) and other international media assistance NGOs and press freedom organisations call on all parties of the conflict to ensure that steps are taken to safeguard the lives of all civilians, including media workers living and working in Aleppo and those media workers choosing to leave the city. Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria December 13, 2016 – Updated on December 14, 2016 Secure safe passage for all media workers wishing to leave Aleppolast_img read more

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La Cañada Presbyterian Church Parent Ed Donates to Hope Garden/Union Rescue Mission

first_img Community News Top of the News Community News Director, Anne Bierling, and son, Grant Bierling, deliver a donation to Hope Gardens Program Director, Fonda Whitehead, and Youth Program Manager, Geoff Millican, on behalf of LCPC Parent Education. Credit: MyangellEvery year, LCPC Parent Education tithes back 10% of their fundraising proceeds to a charity that benefits children and families. This past summer, they selected HOPE GARDENS FAMILY CENTER (located just 20 minutes from La Canada) as their annual recipient. Their gift, which was doubled by another donor, allowed Hope Gardens to upgrade their computer labs and AV equipment to support online distance learning and school accommodation for the children and youth (through age 18) who live on campus.Hope Gardens Family Center is a ministry of Union Rescue Mission, a transitional residential facility located on 77 acres in Sylmar, for mothers and their children formerly experiencing homelessness. Hope Gardens provides a sanctuary for these families who have been living on the streets due to economic hardships, illness, abuse, or other unfortunate circumstances. This oasis of hope helps women and their children transition from homelessness to independence over three years by offering services, training, counseling, educational opportunities, and spiritual care. As one of the staff so lovingly cited: “Here at Hope Gardens, our mission is not just transition but transformation.”Parent Education Director, Anne Bierling, who toured Hope Gardens with her son Grant said: “While the pandemic has limited all of our lives, it also reminds us of the obstacles that many endure constantly. And so, the faith, persistence, and grit of those who consistently ‘do life’ amidst limited options has inspired us to LEARN from their powerful examples and LEAN into all the needs around us.”For more information about how you can support this important ministry, go to www.urm.org/donate (specify Hope Gardens). Tutoring, donations, and in-kind gifts (listed below) are needed and appreciated at this time. Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Shirley Rayburn at 213-347- 6308 or email at [email protected] needs can be dropped off at Hope Gardens @ 12249 Lopez Canyon Road, Sylmar, CA 91342. Items currently needed include: Incentive items for our children and youth point system: books, puzzles, school supplies, video games, electronics (including DVDs), sports items (balls and equipment), cameras, Legos, Disney items, gift cards, dolls, and educational workbooks. Clothing for women, children, babies (new and gently used) are always welcome. Art supplies for women, senior citizens, and youth–as well we mattresses are greatly appreciated.La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s (LCPC) Parent Education has recently launched a customized mix of IN-PERON outdoor classes and VIRTUAL classes! Due to Covid, Parent Ed has customized each class to ensure participants will still receive the same quality education they have come to expect from LCPC Parent Education. The hope is to return to more in-person class as soon as it is safely possible. Parent Education classes meet weekly September through May and attract over 600 parents and children from 22 different cities.Due to new ZOOM options, parents can now join our classes long distance–even from other states! Registration is still open. To learn more about classes or to register, go to www.lacanadapc.org/parented. Scholarships and payment plans are available online. La Canada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill in La Canada. 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Calls to retain Ulster Bank services in Croom

first_imgby Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Deputy Dan NevilleFINE Gael parliamentary party chairman Dan Neville has called on Ulster Bank to retain its ATM services in Croom, ahead of a protest meeting on this Friday morning.The closure of local Ulster Bank branch is due to take place on March 13 and follows the departure of AIB just over a year ago.Deputy Neville insists it is imperative that the ATM machine is maintained as the nearest access to another one after this is 14 kilometres away. Around €7 million passes through the machine each year.“The removal of an ATM machine can have a knock-on effect, as people will have to retain large amounts of money in their homes and obviously, in the present climate, this is not advisable,” he warned.A public meeting to protest the closure of the branch will be held this Friday, January 16 on the main street at 11am.Proprietor of the local Spar supermarket, Padraig Broderick, believes the closure of the Ulster Bank branch will leave Croom at a serious disadvantage and have a knock-on effect on efforts to attract new business and employment to the locality.“The removal of the ATM will affect everyone in some way, whether you are going to work, shopping or socialising. Lack of access to your money will make life more difficult so we are calling on Ulster Bank to at least sit down with us and find some way to keep this vital facility in Croom’, he said. NewsLocal NewsCalls to retain Ulster Bank services in CroomBy Alan Jacques – January 15, 2015 731 Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email WhatsApp Previous articleCouncil passes budget after marathon meetingNext articleSomething for the weekend – TV Listings Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement TAGSCroomDan Neville TDFine GaellimerickUlster Bank Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livecenter_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Printlast_img read more

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Former Housing Secretary Eyes Presidential Run

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Former Housing Secretary Eyes Presidential Run About Author: Radhika Ojha Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. In 2016, U.S. HUD Secretary Julián Castro, met with Ed Delgado, President and CEO of The Five Star Institute to discuss housing and the U.S. residential mortgage market.Julián Castro served as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) during the Obama administration. Now, he’s likely to run for President of the United States in 2020, according to an interview published by Rolling Stone recently.The 44-years-old former Mayor of San Antonio said in the interview that he was “likely to do it.”“I’ll make a final decision after November, but I’m inclined to do it,” he said in the interview. This is a far cry from 2016 when Castro was rumored to be a frontrunner for Vice-President. At that time, when asked by DS News in a February interview if he would consider a higher political position if offered the opportunity, Castro had said, “Oh, I doubt it. . . I fully expect to be back in Texas a year from now.”At that time, he had also met with Five Star Institute President and CEO Ed Delgado who had asked Castro to consider issuing a mortgagee letter to set the definition and criteria for identifying vacant and abandoned properties and then accelerating those properties to foreclosure.The problem of so-called “zombie properties,” or those that have been vacated but have not completed the foreclosure process, has become an “issue of national concern,” according to Delgado.“I have a decent perspective on what you’re talking about because I used to be a city councilman and then the mayor (of San Antonio),” Castro told Delgado. “So we saw it not just from an individual perspective, but from the perspective that concerns neighborhood associations and community associations and folks that have to deal with the impact of vacant houses on their block, and what it does to everyone and not just the individual.”As Secretary of HUD, Castro had focused his efforts on stabilizing the post-Great Recession market; helping homeowners who lost their properties in Hurricane Sandy, floods, and other natural disasters; and giving public housing residents access to high-speed internet through the ConnectHome program.During Castro’s tenure, HUD also worked with the Department of Justice and 49 state attorneys general to protect homeowners from mortgage fraud during the financial crisis. The result was a $25 billion agreement in 2012 with the country’s five largest lenders, providing relief to millions of homeowners across the country.Towards the end of his tenure, Castro was also investigated for Hatch Act Violation with an investigative report being sent by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel to President Obama. The House Committee had also asked him to answer their questions about the effect of the changes to HUD’s delinquent loan sales program on taxpayers that included principal reduction and capital arrearage forgiveness, payment shock protection, prohibiting buyers of the loans from abandoning lower-value properties, and alternative bidding for non-profit buyers.Read more about Castro’s initiatives at HUD:Five Star’s Delgado Asks Castro to Address Vacant and Abandoned Properties IssueCastro Defends Proposed HUD Budget Increase for FY2017Castro: Housing is a ‘Platform for Opportunity’House Committee Chairman Wants Answers from Castro Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Castro HOUSING HUD mortgage Recession Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago October 17, 2018 1,401 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Former Housing Secretary Eyes Presidential Runcenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: How are Owners Using Their Home Equity? 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How ‘Operation Gratitude’ became a nationwide intensive ‘care’ campaign

first_imgJason Nathanson/ABC(LOS ANGELES) — The day after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, then-46-year-old Carolyn Blashek tried to enlist in the military.“I just thought, ‘We’re at war,’” Blashek recalled, telling ABC Radio she was thinking about her teenagers at the time.“I want to be the one to serve,” she explained. “I don’t want it to fall on their shoulders.”She had no military experience, and she said no branch wanted her. She was told she was too old, so she searched for volunteer opportunities and could only find one: The Bob Hope USO at LAX, located at Los Angeles International Airport, where military members preparing to ship out or returning home could have access to phones, computers, bathrooms and food.After a year and a half of feeling like she was making a tiny bit of difference, Blashek was brought to tears by one service member who came in asking for a chaplain.“He was on emergency leave to bury his mother,” she said. “His wife had left him, and his only child had died as an infant.“He had no one in his life,” she continued. “And he said to me, ‘For the first time in my 20-year career, I’m going back to a war. I know I’m not going to make it home this time, but it doesn’t matter because no one would care.’”Blashek says she tried to help him, but she wasn’t sure she actually did.When he left, she fell apart.“I just was sobbing, thinking, ‘You know, I have to do more than just serve hot dogs,’” she said.While trying to figure out what more she could do, she remembered that she used to send her kids care packages when they would go away to summer camp on the East Coast. Like a bolt of lightning, she thought, “Why not send care packages to military members?”And that’s how Operation Gratitude was born.Originally headquartered in her home in Los Angeles’s San Fernando Valley, Blashek set about collecting snacks, games, toiletries — anything she thought would give some comfort to someone far from home in a war zone. She also included a personalized letter in each care package, thanking the recipient for his or her service.But in those first few post-9/11 years of terrorism and anthrax scares, you couldn’t send a package to the front lines without addressing it to someone serving. And that was an issue.“I didn’t know anybody in the military,” she said. “So that became another journey of trying to collect names and addresses.”Quickly though, and at a time when things didn’t yet go viral, word spread. Blashek was flooded with not only names, but donations of sunscreen and socks and other supplies.She said her living room was packed to the rafters with boxes, but she wasn’t allowed to send just anything.“No alcohol,” she said. “No pork products because most of these packages were going into majority Muslim countries. No overtly religious materials. And no pornography.”One day she heard about a shipment of sunscreen someone had donated, just sitting at an armory near her home. So she showed up and knocked on the door. It wasn’t long before she moved her whole operation from her house to the armory and started recruiting volunteers to help stuff boxes.Now, Operation Gratitude is a non-profit company with a chief executive officer (CEO) and a couple dozen employees, which to date has sent more than 2.1 million packages to military members, their families and veterans.“We all assume that everybody’s got a family and loved ones that send them letters and packages,” Vietnam veteran Bob Donavan said at a recent Operation Gratitude volunteer day.“It’s not so. They really don’t.”And when service members get those Operation Gratitude packages, he said there’s one thing that’s more important that the snacks and socks.“When you get that letter, and I can tell you from speaking to a lot of people that have come back out of the combat zones, it’s either in their breast pocket over their heart, or in their helmet. That’s how much that little letter means,” he added.Operation Gratitude has since expanded their scope, now sending packages domestically to first responders as well as deployed military members.There are such volunteer days all over the country, where hundreds of people donate their time, stuffing boxes, stuffing bears for military children and coming together.People of all economic backgrounds, races, “and most significantly, of all political viewpoints,” said Blashek.“From the far left to the far right, and everybody is joined in common cause to say thank you.”This story will be featured in ABC Radio’s three-hour special, “America Gives Thanks,” airing on ABC Radio affiliates across the country on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Integrating climate adaptation and biodiversity conservation in the global ocean

first_imgThe impacts of climate change and the socioecological challenges they present are ubiquitous and increasingly severe. Practical efforts to operationalize climate-responsive design and management in the global network of marine protected areas (MPAs) are required to ensure long-term effectiveness for safeguarding marine biodiversity and ecosystem services. Here, we review progress in integrating climate change adaptation into MPA design and management and provide eight recommendations to expedite this process. Climate-smart management objectives should become the default for all protected areas, and made into an explicit international policy target. Furthermore, incentives to use more dynamic management tools would increase the climate change responsiveness of the MPA network as a whole. Given ongoing negotiations on international conservation targets, now is the ideal time to proactively reform management of the global seascape for the dynamic climate-biodiversity reality.last_img read more

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Vince Cable visits Oxford

first_imgVince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, visited Oxford and Oxford Brookes universities on Wednesday, to hear about Oxford research into commercial applications which benefit the economy, health and the environment.During his visit, he saw the development of next-generation solar cells. Oxford scientists are currently experimenting with a variety of surfaces and materials to allow the delivery of affordable solar power at the scale of many terawatts.Cable was also shown how engineers and medics have created a OrganOx device (pictured) that can keep organs alive outside the body, using blood at normal body temperatures. The OrganOx technology allows livers to be preserved for up to three days, which is more than three times longer than is possible by conventional cold storage, meaning that more organs will now be available for transplants.Cable said, “Oxford University is a powerhouse of science and research covering a wide range of academic disciplines. Today I saw how it is also bridging the gap between the lab and the marketplace by turning its leading expertise into cutting edge new products.”In the evening, Cable addressed an audience of 100 students at Lady Margaret Hall College for an event co-hosted by Oxford University Liberal Democrats and LMH’s PPE Society, the Daisy Circle. The talk and discussion was centred on governing under coalition and austerity.Cable defended the coalition government’s existence, stating, “The economy helps explain the current political system.”He continued, “Instead of talking in abstract, I’ll try to relate that to the experiences of young people and the prospects you have. One of the big underlying shifts in Britain has been a shift from young to old. My generation has become extremely wealthy, not through the result of doing anything very much but simply because of who we are and where we are in relation to the young. There has been an enormous transfer of wealth through the property market. For young people, the average age at which it is possible to buy a house is 35 across the UK.“The job market has changed, certainly. My generation looked forward to stable employment, rising increments every year, secure and substantial pensions; all that has gone, almost.”After the talk, Cable was questioned about relations between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats in government. Cable argued, “The British system in many ways has considerable advantages over the American system,” but noted the ideological differences between the parties.He stated, “Britain is a highly unequal country in income and wealth; the Conservatives would, I think, be fairly relaxed about that but we are not relaxed about it.”Cable claimed, “We’ve had what Marx would call a ‘crisis of capitalism’. But both the Right and the Left are in denial about it. The right are in denial about it because, well, they would be, wouldn’t they? The left are in denial about it because it was on their watch. Neither of them are dealing with the issue. It’s our job to make it clear that they are both wrong.”One first year student told Cherwell after the talk, “He has made me remember why I study PPE.”However, not all were as receptive to Cable’s visit. Hours before Cable was scheduled to speak at LMH, a Facebook event calling for an emergency demonstration outside the college was created. The organiser, Nathan Akehurst, told Cherwell, “Vince Cable colludes in a government which is destroying higher education as we know it. University applications are falling, students are being saddled with a lifetime of debt whilst courses are closing, jobs are being cut and education privatised.“This is why we do not feel he is welcome at institutions that value academia and will protest the presence of coalition ministers when they visit.“Whilst we did not protest at LMH in the end because of some logistical issues, activists made their presence felt to him at Brookes earlier, not without sympathy from many staff.”last_img read more

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THE MOUSTACHE (Robinson)

first_img× THE MOUSTACHE — Students in Mr. Alfieri’s English class at Walter F. Robinson School wrote plays based on Robert Cormier’s short story “The Moustache.” The students focused on developing the conflict and character traits through dialogue. The students dressed for the part and performed the plays for their peers.last_img

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