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IPL 2020 : South African cricketers in IPL 2020 ?In case South African cricketers can’t make it to UAE, Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bengaluru stand to lose the most. Both the teams have 3 cricketers each from South African in their squads. Football Cricket Circumstances in which South Africa citizens are currently allowed to travel ? WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early Euro 2020 – Germany beat Portugal 4-2: Germany bounce back with thrilling 4-2 win over Portugal to revive Euro hopes “Cricket South Africa will definitely provide players with the NOCs for the Indian Premier League, but logistics are not something in our hands”, said CSA’s media manager Koketso Gaofetoge WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper Like India, South Africa is one of the worst affected country from Covid-19. Till date more than 4.21 lac cases have been reported from the African country and with more than 6300 casualties. This led to South African government once again imposing the lockdown and now the foreign travel is only allowed for some emergencies – Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive Sport News Reason – due to Covid19, currently South Africa is under strict lockdown and no international take-offs are allowed since the last few months. As the Coronavirus cases are constantly growing in the African nation, no one knows when the flight operations can start. Already the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), starting August 18, is faced with a few tricky issues on this account. With South African borders closed, there is no way the Proteas cricketers – Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Rilee Rossouw, Anrich Nortje and Colin Ingram, can reach Caribbean. 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Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Those receiving emergency medical attention for a life-threatening condition.Any evacuation of a South African national or permanent resident to the Republic.Repatriation flights, either entering or leaving South Africa.The transportation of fuel, cargo, and goods or any humanitarian missions that are scheduled to take place Cricket Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – July 25, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 10 South African countries including AB De Villiers (RCB), Chris Morris (Royal Challengers Bengaluru), Kagiso Rabada (Delhi Capitals), Quinton De Kock (Mumbai Indians), Dale Steyn (Royal Challengers Bengaluru), Faf Du Plessis (Chennai Super Kings), Imran Tahir (Chennai Super Kings), Hardus Viljoen (KingsXI Punjab), David Miller (Rajasthan Royals), Lungi Ngidi (Chennai Super Kings) CricketIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020Latest Sports NewsSport The Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL 2020) is all set to start in UAE on 19th September. The international cricket boards have started giving no objection certificates (NOC’s) to its cricketers for participating in the Indian league. The New Zealand Cricket and Cricket South Africa both have announced NOC’s for its cricketers. But despite of that 10 cricketers from South Africa including AB de Villiers (RCB), Quinton De Kock (MI) stands doubtful for IPL 2020. For all News Updates on IPL 2020 – Follow InsideSPORT.CO https://www.insidesport.co/category/ipl-moneyball/ WTC Final LIVE Day 3: Weather forecast again not good, rain & bad-light all set to impact India vs New Zealand Day 3 The players also stand to lose a lot if they can’t make it to IPL 2020. The Proteas cricketers collectively will lose out on 34.6 Cr total payouts from the IPL franchises this season if they can’t catch a flight for UAE. https://moneyball.insidesport.co/single-countryteam.php?cname=South%20Africa Previous articleJapan T20 LIVE: KC vs WKH Dream11 Team Prediction, Squads, Match Prediction – Japan Premier League T20 liveNext articleThree members of South African women squad test positive for COVID-19 Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Latest Sports News Cricket TAGSChennai Super KingsIndian Premier LeagueIPL 2020IPL 2020 in UAESouth AFRICAN cricketers in IPL 2020 SHARE Under the circumstances, participation of the South African cricketers will only be dependent on the resumption of the flights or on some special arrangements by the BCCI or the IPL franchises. IPL 2020 : Will these 10 South African cricketers play in IPL 2020 ? IPL 2020 : South African cricketers doubtful for IPL 2020
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/394846/caterpillar-house-sebastian-irarrazaval-delpiano Clipboard Photographs: Sergio Pirrone Structural Engineer:Pedro BartoloméConstruction:Sebastián Irarrázaval ArquitectosSite Supervision:Ricardo CarrilSite Area:900 sqmAssociated Architect:Erick CaroCity:Lo BarnecheaCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sergio PirroneRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40MetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. This prefabricated house for an art collector and his family was built in the outskirts of Santiago in a new suburban residential area. In order to reduce construction time and costs, second hand shipping containers were used as follow: Five 40 “standard containers, Six 20“ standard containers and one 40“ open top container for the swimming pool. Putting aside the fulfillment of the brief; the main purposes of the house were two: + 61The first one was to integrate it to the territory of this part of the city where the presence of the Andes Mountain is extremely strong both visually and tectonically. Therefore the presence of the Andes was considered as an obvious background worst to be highlighted and also as a sloped ground needed to be negotiated. Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneThe second one was to allow the external air to run smoothly and easily through the all house and its different parts In order to avoid mechanical cooling. Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneWith regard to the former, the strategy to achieve the proposed integration to the territory, consisted in placing the volumes of the house as if they where resting on the slope and allowing the volumes, lets say; to be blended by the slope. As a result of this tide adjustment of the house to the natural ground; there are generated the entrance to the house and the children sleeping rooms having each one an inclined inner space which is both the skylight and the bed place in the room. Save this picture!© Sergio Pirrone+ 61In relation to the latter; the strategy for improving air movement through the house consisted in organizing the program along stripes and keeping interstitial spaces among them for the circulation of both; the inhabitants and the cool air that comes from the mountains. At the same time, the proposed interstitial spaces increases the house perimeter which allows most of the times to have light and air entering the spaces from at least two opposite sides. As a consequence of this will, windows and doors are aligned along axes that cut the stripes, easing therefore air movement and also creating visual integration Save this picture!AxonométricaConstruction phases consisted in: firstly; placing the retaining walls to create a horizontal plane to place the public areas of the house. Secondly; in mounting the containers and ensemble them on top to place the private areas and thirdly; to wrap the containers with a unitarian material which at the time that integrates the parts also creates a ventilated façade that temperate the interior spaces. Save this picture!Courtesy of Sebastián IrarrázavalSave this picture!Courtesy of Sebastián IrarrázavalThe material palette was chosen having in mind not only low cost materials but low maintenance as well. In the election of materials it was also important to analyze their capacity to age well an to incorporate time passing as something that adds value to material. Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneArchitectonic elements such as windows, doors, and skylights are rationalized and repeated all over the house not just to reduce cost but also in order to create and integrated architectonic peace.Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneProject gallerySee allShow lessThe End of Car CultureArticles’Occupy Infrastructure’: MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Barkow …Unbuilt Project Share Year: Houses “COPY” Caterpillar House / Sebastián Irarrázaval CopyAbout this officeSebastián IrarrázavalOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLo BarnecheaSebastian IrarrazavalTop100ChilePublished on July 01, 2013Cite: “Caterpillar House / Sebastián Irarrázaval” 01 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Houses Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 70 Share Area: 280 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773798/anjos-loft-joao-tiago-aguiar Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773798/anjos-loft-joao-tiago-aguiar Clipboard Photographs Projects CopyHouses•Lisbon, Portugal “COPY” Year: Anjos Loft / João Tiago Aguiar ArquitectosSave this projectSaveAnjos Loft / João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos Anjos Loft / João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SGArchitecture Collaboration:Renata Vieira, Ana Caracol, Ruben MateusBuilder:A RENOVADORACity:LisbonCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. The existing space used to be a small abandoned lighting products factory facing the inside of a very disqualified block in the neighbourhood of Anjos, Lisbon. The interior was composed by two naves, one of which with 2 floors and the other with a mezzanine floor and a double height ceiling area. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe acquisition of the space by a film director and a photographer had the assumption of transforming the site into a place of artistic creation, exhibition and temporary residence. The morphology of the space showed ideal characteristics for its intended use since it was an open space with no partition walls.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe semi-basement like location means that the only openings to the exterior are the two major existing concertina gates in iron. However, at the 1st floor level, there are two low windows above these gates, through which an oblique light enters. The intervention created a working area on the left nave and a more private area, of residential nature, on the right nave.Save this picture!SectionClose to the right wall of the Loft, a new steel staircase giving access to the mezzanine was designed and in its extension a kitchen open to the whole space.On the ground-floor, two bathrooms were also created, one to support the living-room and another one to support the garage/exhibition areas. In the garage, the existing stairs are recovered, taking advantage of the space underneath for storage.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGOn the 1st floor a sound studio is installed in the working area, and a complete bathroom on the mezzanine. These two new compartments, have a translucent glass wall each, thus allowing the passage of light. A velvet curtain separates the sleeping room from the rest of the area.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGConcerning materials, it was intended to recover the original properties of the industrial environment, with the necessary adaptations in order not to compromise the comfort of living. The existing plastered walls, result of various interventions which the space has undergone over the years, were picked to the bone in order to expose the solid brick or stone that constitutes it and painted white afterwards.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGOn the floor, the screed was redone, flattered and varnished. The iron elements such as balustrades, stairs, doors, tensioners (structure) and the new fireplace were endorsed and recovered, painted in black or white, thus regaining its major role in the space.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessHow New Laws Are Allowing Architecture to Flourish in CubaArticlesFirst-Year Architecture Students Design READER Shelter in EstoniaArchitecture News Share Architects: João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project 2015 CopyAbout this officeJoão Tiago Aguiar ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLisbonLisboaPortugalPublished on September 19, 2015Cite: “Anjos Loft / João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos” 19 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
By Gary Truitt – Apr 30, 2012 Facebook Twitter Previous articleJim Lochtefeld April 30th UpdateNext articleIndiana Corn Planting 50 Percent Ahead of 5 Year Pace Gary Truitt SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Bureau Urges Congress to Preserve Clean Water Act Facebook Twitter The American Farm Bureau Federation is asking members of Congress to support legislation that would preserve existing U.S. water rights and responsibilities to the Clean Water Act. Farm Bureau says H.R. 4965 reaffirms the longstanding provisions of the Clean Water Act and would prevent the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers from pursuing their proposed guidance and using it as a basis for regulation. Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman says the proposal improperly changes the law of the land – effectively eliminating the term navigable from the Clean Water Act and dramatically expanding the scope of federal jurisdiction under the act. He adds that it virtually eliminates a central precept of the act – which reserves certain waters to the exclusive jurisdiction of the states.Farm Bureau believes allowing the agencies to pursue the guidance raises three critical considerations: whether the law permits such a major policy shift to be pursued through guidance; whether the agencies are exceeding the authority granted them by Congress; and the impact the policy change would have on the economic health of the agricultural sector. Stallman says implementing such a significant change to the Clean Water Act through guidance is indefensible. Without congressional approval – he says the agencies should not move forward and assert federal regulatory power – especially through an informal guidance document. Source: NAFB News Service Farm Bureau Urges Congress to Preserve Clean Water Act SHARE
Facebook A Donegal County Councillor believes an extensive investigation on infrastructure in Inishowen will be required following this week’s devastating floods.Many bridges and roads were effectively washed away however a question mark remains over the safety risk remaining infrastructure may pose after taking a battering during the torrential rain.Cllr Martin McDermott says after Tuesday nights events, it’s clear that a lot bridges are not fit for purpose:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/martinbridgessat.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Inishowen Councillor calls for extensive investigation into Peninsula’s infrastructure DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Previous articleCalls for barge service to cater to Donegal’s smaller islandsNext articleDC&SDC continue flood clean-up and advise those affected to register for Emergency Payment Scheme News Highland Twitter Twitter Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp By News Highland – August 26, 2017 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows
Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Twitter Previous articleMcConalogue ‘disappointed’ over missing out on Agriculture positionNext articleCluster identified in County Derry as NI R-number rises slightly News Highland Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Everyone on wage subsidy scheme will pay income tax owed Google+ WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – July 16, 2020 Facebook The Finance Minister has said everyone on the wage subsidy scheme will need to pay the income tax they owe.It was after a suggestion from Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty that the amount anyone would have to pay the state would be capped.The Revenue Commissioners have yet to announce when they will seek to collect the tax people on the wage subsidy scheme haven’t been paying.But Minister Paschal Donohoe says it will come due, and he’s not in favour of a cap:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/dondsfsdfsdffsdhoe1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.
USS Essex Arrives in Manila, Philippines Share this article View post tag: Navy December 1, 2011 Forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) arrived in Manila, Republic of the Philippines Nov. 30 for a port visit.The port visit will allow Essex Sailors and embarked Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit the opportunity to enjoy some rest and relaxation and allow them to experience the Philippine culture.“The Sailors and Marines aboard Essex have worked hard during PHIBLEX (Amphibious Landing Exercise) and the 31st MEU’s certification exercise earlier in the fall,” said Capt. David Fluker, Essex commanding officer. “This visit to Manila is a good opportunity for us to continue to build relationships and for the crew to get some well deserved time off in port.”Essex departed its forward-deployed port of Sasebo, Japan Sept. 23 and has participated in a certification exercise with the 31st MEU and in PHIBLEX with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), which ran from Oct. 20-30. PHIBLEX is a bilateral training exercise designed to improve interoperability, increase readiness and continue to build professional and personal relationships with the Armed Forces of the Philippines. “It’s great that the Sailors and Marines of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group are getting to visit Manila and enjoy the strong ties that our two nations share,” said Capt. Bradley Lee, commodore, Amphibious Squadron 11. “Ship visits and subject matter expert training are only two of a number of ongoing activities that we want to share with our Philippine partners under the framework of U.S.-Philippine navy cooperation.”While in port, Essex Sailors and Marines will also have the opportunity to participate in tours offered by the ship’s morale, welfare and recreation division, which include local cultural and historic locations, exploring regional attractions, and sampling the local cuisine. “This is my first time pulling into Manila,” said Intelligence Specialist Seaman Destini Harris. “I’ve heard good things, so it will be nice to experience a different part of the Philippines. I am looking forward to checking out Manila’s historic side, and I’ve even signed up for an MWR tour.”Many Sailors will also be able to spend time with their families and friends who are residents of the Philippines.“I haven’t seen my family in four years,” said Culinary Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW) Minard Nicolas, enlisted galley supervisor and native of the Philippines. “I’m so excited that Essex came to Manila. It’s a privilege for me to see the country I was born in. If I wasn’t in the Navy, I don’t think I would see Manila often. It’s a free trip to see my family.”Essex is part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group, which reports to Commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, Rear Adm. J. Scott Jones, who is headquartered in Okinawa, Japan.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 01, 2011; Image: navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Essex Arrives in Manila, Philippines View post tag: Essex View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval Training & Education View post tag: USS View post tag: Manila View post tag: Arrives
December 23, 2016 View post tag: ROK Navy US, ROK Navy start junior officer exchange program Authorities View post tag: Combined Edge Back to overview,Home naval-today US, ROK Navy start junior officer exchange program View post tag: US Navy A junior U.S. Navy officer embarked on a Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy ship as part of the newly created Combined Edge junior officer exchange program, December 21-23.Combined Edge was formed to improve combined warfighting integration between the U.S. and ROK navies by allowing U.S. Navy officers to train with ROK sailors on a ROK ship at sea.“I was very excited to be the first officer to take advantage of this opportunity,” said Lt. j.g. David Dinkins, the navigator for the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52). “I am honored to have the chance to work alongside my counterparts on their ship; it was an awesome and eye-opening experience.”Prior to embarking on the ROK ship Bucheon (PCC 773), a Pohang-class corvette, Dinkins received guided tours at the West Sea Protection Hall and Cheonan Memorial and witnessed first-hand the defensive capabilities available to the ROK Navy and Marine Corps at the North West Island of YP-do.“Creating better interoperability starts from the bottom up,” said ROK Navy Lt. Cmdr. Kim, Sangkuk, Bucheon’s executive officer. “This program allows both U.S. and ROK sailors to get a better understanding of each other, learn how we both work at sea, and strengthen our relationship.”While on board Bucheon, Dinkins had the opportunity to observe watch procedures, learn about Bucheon’s mission capabilities, and he worked side-by-side with his navigation counterparts on the bridge.“I would recommend the experience to anyone willing to learn and improve,” said Dinkins. “The ability to see and experience the ROK perspective is critical, and this has been an experience I will not soon forget.” Share this article
By Brandon BargerTheStatehouseFiles.comINDIANAPOLIS—Dennis DeMoss remembers the phone call he received after the accident happened.“It’s five o’clock in the morning. Just a normal day going to work,” said DeMoss, a superintendent with Rieth-Riley Construction Co. and the founder of the Road Construction Awareness Corp.His son, a highway construction worker like himself, was killed by a truck on May 9, 2014 while tearing down a work zone on I-69. The accident killed another man as well.DeMoss spoke Tuesday in front of the Interim Study Committee on Roads and Transportation and urged lawmakers to take action to protect workers in highway construction zones. The committee was discussing legislation that would place automated cameras in work zones to record and ticket speeders to prevent crashes.There have been 28,747 crashes in INDOT work zones between October 2009 to the present, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation. Of those, 4,485 resulted in injuries and 124 were fatal. Most of those accidents are caused by speeding in the work zones.Sen. Blake Doriot, R-Goshen, worked in construction and has experienced the near-misses caused by speeding cars.“I was almost involved in an accident, being a surveyor out there. Someone lost control, distracted somehow. We stepped over the barrier wall and the car struck 50 feet from where we were standing,” Doriot said.The cameras are supposed to be placed at different work zones to track the speed of the people driving. If a driver goes more than a certain number of miles over the speed limit the cameras will take a picture that will be sent to the police. A ticket will be issued through the mail.There are currently five states that use the photo system that is being proposed in Indiana—Washington, Oregon, Illinois, Maryland, and more recently, Pennsylvania. In Maryland, 7% of drivers drove 12 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit in a work zone. After the automated photo system was implemented, that percentage dropped to 1%.Lawmakers discussed the Pennsylvania model to explain how the system would work. In that state, the cameras are only allowed on projects funded by the federal government and they take pictures of the license plates of the speeding cars if they are 11 miles per hour or more over the posted speed.Some who oppose the use of cameras in construction work zones believe that it would be an issue of privacy, but Doriot disagrees.“If you think about it, a state trooper, he sees them, he’s going to get their license plate and it’s going to be recorded,” Doriot said. “So, what’s the difference?”Doriot also said that the cameras should be put on both federal funded projects as well as the state-funded projects in Indiana.DeMoss told the committee that he would give his retirement to have the camera technology 10 years ago to prevent the accident that took his son’s life.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail