Alterssiedlung Sempach Apartments / dolmus Architekten + B2G A…

first_imgArchDaily Apartments Projects Year: Alterssiedlung Sempach Apartments / dolmus Architekten + B2G ARCHITEKTEN Save this picture!© Aytac Pekdemir+ 23Curated by Paula Pintos Share 2019 CopyApartments•Sempach, Switzerland Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs: Aytac PekdemirLead Architects Preproject To Building Permit:Cédric von Däniken, Gani TuruncLead Architect Construction Management:Kurt GabrielCity:SempachCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Aytac PekdemirRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. In an ideal location close to the small town of Sempach, a new senior residence home has been created. Two separate buildings were erected in the same architectural language, opening up a space that creates a clearly defined entrance situation. The five-story head building is located closer to Eicherstrasse. On its ground floor is a highly appreciated community space with a garden seating area. Along the front yard, but slightly moved rearward is the second, lower volume.Save this picture!© Aytac PekdemirSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Aytac PekdemirBoth buildings manifest fair-faced concrete with a sandblasted façade, which is structured by horizontal joints. The additive arrangements of the punched windows provide an even overall appearance of the façade. There are a total of 15 retirement apartments, divided into 2.5 and 3.5 room accommodations.Save this picture!© Aytac PekdemirFloor plans, transportation infrastructure, and materialization were considered with respect to age-appropriate living. Both volumes present a core structure with staircases and spacious elevators. The apartments convince with a trilateral illumination of the living- and dining area, as well as two-sided loggias, with a view of the lake from the upper stories.Save this picture!© Aytac PekdemirProject gallerySee allShow lessCMA House / Jacobsen ArquiteturaSelected ProjectsWatcombe Cottage / RX ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:6204 Sempach, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” “COPY” Area: 1245 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Switzerland Architects: B2G ARCHITEKTEN, dolmus Architekten Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officedolmus ArchitektenOfficeFollowB2G ARCHITEKTENOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSempachOn FacebookSwitzerlandPublished on November 22, 2019Cite: “Alterssiedlung Sempach Apartments / dolmus Architekten + B2G ARCHITEKTEN” 22 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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 Alterssiedlung Sempach Apartments / dolmus Architekten + B2G ARCHITEKTENSave this projectSaveAlterssiedlung Sempach Apartments / dolmus Architekten + B2G ARCHITEKTENlast_img read more

The Iraqi media three months after the war : a new but fragile freedom

first_img Receive email alerts July 23, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The Iraqi media three months after the war : a new but fragile freedom December 28, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en News Organisation News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iraq Reporters Without Borders called today for speedy action to replace restrictive media regulations imposed by the US and British forces occupying Iraq with clear and coherent laws.In a report on developments in the three months since the US-British takeover of the country, it welcomed the vigorous revival of the media after three decades of grim repression under President Saddam’s regime, but expressed fears the new freedoms could be eroded if resistance grew to the occupying forces.It also called for the ill-defined powers and structure of the Iraq Media Network (IMN), set up by the US as part of the post-war media, to be rapidly and clearly spelled out.The press freedom organisation noted that after an especially deadly war for journalists (10 killed, at least 10 wounded and journalists Fred Nérac and Hussein Osman still missing), working conditions in Iraq were still perilous and attacks on the media were continuing.These have included US troops ransacking the Baghdad offices of Al-Adala, organ of the country’s main Shiite political party, Iraqi police arresting a crew of the pan-Arab TV station Al-Jazeera as they were filming an anti-US demonstration, the point-blank-range shooting death of a freelance British cameraman in central Baghdad and the killing of the Mosul bureau chief of a Kurdish TV station in an armed clash.It noted that the British army had only in the past two weeks begun searching for traces of Nérac and Osman, who worked for the British TV network ITN, near where they disappeared in southern Iraq on 22 March.The 3,800-word report, after a fact-finding mission earlier this month, describes the Iraqi media’s radical transformation since the US capture of Baghdad into a prolific written press in full flower, with at least 85 different newspapers and magazines. Dozens of once-banned cybercafés have opened too and shops selling satellite TV receiver dishes, also banned by Saddam Hussein, are doing a roaring trade all over the capital. There is less diversity in the broadcast media, but some new radio and TV stations have been set up, notably an AM and FM radio station, TV station and a daily paper, Al-Sabah, all of them funded and supervised by the US-controlled Iraqi Media Network, which has also taken over from the old information ministry and plans to build up a state media.Journalists told the Reporters Without Borders mission they were still censoring themselves, even though they openly criticise what many call “the occupation forces.” A decree dealing with “inimical media activity” issued in early June by the country’s US civilian administrator, Paul Bremer, bans incitement to violence against the US-British “Coalition” forces, as well as incitement to “ethnic and religious hatred” – vague terms whose interpretation by the US authorities could be used to crack down on the local media.The general lawlessness also threatens Iraq’s newly-free journalists. Although only the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdish Democratic Party have been allowed to keep their militias, journalists fear reprisals from supporters of other political parties used to settling disputes by violence. Some politicians routinely accuse journalists who criticise them of being saddamiye (wanting Saddam’s return) and the messages thought to be from Saddam broadcast recently by Arab satellite TV stations have revived fear of the dictator, who is still very present in people’s minds. See full report RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News Reporters Without Borders, which has just visited Baghdad, is issuing a report on the freedom of the Iraqi news media three months after the end of the war. Mushrooming print media, Internet and satellite dishes testify to real diversity of news and information but this new freedom is threatened by violent crime and restrictions imposed by the coalition forces. Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News February 15, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further December 16, 2020 Find out more Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security”last_img read more

Harkin concerned at potential impact of Brexit on cross border workers

first_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest Pinterest By admin – December 20, 2016 Facebook Twitter Twittercenter_img Google+ Previous articleColeman says Everton have to dust themselves down after Liverpool defeat for busy Christmas periodNext articleFoster survives vote as SF say they will not bring down Stormont admin WhatsApp Harkin concerned at potential impact of Brexit on cross border workers Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath WhatsApp Google+ MEPs in the European Parliament are currently assessing the implications of Brexit in their various specialist areas.Northwest MEP Marian Harkin is on the Brexit sub-committee of the Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee.She says the impact of Brexit on workers travelling North and South of the border is of particular concern to her………….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

Pioneer takes CRE top job

first_img Comments are closed. Gurbux Singh, chief executive of Haringey Council, has been appointedchairman of the Commission for Racial Equality, replacing Sir Herman Ouseleywho stepped down last month.A pioneer of controversial equal opportunities policies, Singh made his nameas an arch-moderniser who abolished Haringey’s specialist equality units. Thepolicy has been widely emulated by other local authorities and centralgovernment departments It involved taking responsibility away from the units,which he considered had become marginalised. Singh, who is multilingual, takes up his new post in April. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Pioneer takes CRE top jobOn 15 Feb 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img

Customers Encouraged To Service Air Conditioners; Reminded Of Rebates For High-Efficiency Cooling Systems

first_imgCustomers Encouraged To Service Air Conditioners; Reminded Of Rebates For High-Efficiency Cooling SystemsEvansville, Ind. – With the rising temperatures and increasing humidity, Vectren is reminding customers to have a training heating and air professional perform routine maintenance on their air conditioning systems to improve efficiency and comfort. Customers should maintain their cooling system to prevent future problems and unwanted costs.“Undoubtedly, many customers will turn to their air conditioners this week as temperatures push the upper 80s,” said Brad Ellsworth, president of Vectren Energy Delivery South. “As we enter the cooling season, we encourage customers to properly maintain their air conditioning systems to ensure they perform optimally during the summer months.”According to, routine maintenance check-ups should include the following actions to ensure your house or business stays cool:Check thermostat settings to ensure your cooling system keeps you comfortable when you are home and saves energy while you are away.Tighten all electrical connections and measure voltage and current on motors.Lubricate all moving parts to reduce friction in motors, which increases the amount of electricity used.Check controls of the system to ensure proper and safe operation.Regularly clean and/or replace your air conditioner filter to help your unit run at full efficiency and supply better air flow.Clear leaves and other debris away from your air conditioner’s condensing unit on the outside of your home and hose off any accumulated dirt.Check your air conditioner’s refrigerant level – too much or too little will make your system less efficient and reduce the life of the equipment.Clean and adjust blower components to reduce problems with air flow, which can also make your system run less efficiently.Vectren offers several energy efficiency and rebate programs for residential and business customers, including cash rebates for residential customers of $200 to $400 for a high-efficiency central air conditioning unit, depending on the SEER level, and heat pumps. Learn more about Vectren’s programs at or call 866-240-8476.About VectrenVectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) is an energy holding company headquartered in Evansville, Ind.Vectren’s energy delivery subsidiaries provide gas and/or electricity to more than 1 million customers in adjoining service territories that cover nearly two-thirds of Indiana and about 20 percent of Ohio, primarily in the west-central area. Vectren’s nonutility subsidiaries and affiliates currently offer energy-related products and services to customers throughout the U.S. These include infrastructure services and energy services. To learn more about Vectren, visit FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Wins for Arsenal, Swansea & Stoke in Premier League

first_imgEddie Howe’s side led 3-0 midway through the second half thanks to goals from Charlie Daniels, Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser.But the Gunners salvaged a dramatic point through Alexis Sanchez, Lucas Perez and a 91st minute header by Olivier Giroud.Simon Francis was also shown a straight red card for the home side. Elsewhere Swansea City put their poor form behind them with a crucial 2-1 win away to Crystal Palace – Angel Rangel getting the late winner for the visitors.And Stoke were 2-0 winners at home to strugglers Watford.MeanwhileTottenham will be hoping to put an end to Chelsea’s incredible run of wins when they meet in a crucial Premier League tie this evening.A win for Chelsea would see them equal Arsenal’s record of 14 straight wins in a single season.Three points for Spurs meanwhile would see them once again leapfrog Manchester City into the top 4 on goal difference.Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has acknowledged his side have become the team to beat.last_img read more

Thampi, Rana, Tripathi are big gains from IPL-10

first_imgNew Delhi, May 22 (PTI) It has easily been the biggest launchpad for talented cricketers but never has a single edition of the Indian Premier League thrown up a minefield of local talent like the one concluded on Sunday. The stories of one season wonders like Swapnil Asnodkar, Manpreet Gony and Paul Valthaty is well documented but a close analysis of the 10th edition would reveal that a handful of players have emerged, which would only make the bench strength of Indian team solid in coming years. Three such cricketers would be fast bowler Basil Thampi from Kerala, Delhi left-hander Nitish Rana and unheralded Maharashtra boy Rahul Tripathi. The trio made the big stage their own, showed admirable technique but above everything else displayed temperament — the main ingredient to survive at the highest level in any sport. The man who has grabbed attention of one and all is young paceman Thampi. There are times when statistics will never tell you the whole story. Thampis performance is a case in point where his special talent as a limited overs fast bowler came to the fore. Thats the reason why IPL jury awarded him the Emerging Player award despite only 11 wickets from 12 games at an expensive economy rate of 9.49 runs per over. Thampi showed the ability to bowl yorkers at will and clocked 140 plus clicks effortlessly. He was able to hurry the batsmen for pace and even chairman of selectors MSK Prasad admitted that he is the one for the future. His IPL captain Suresh Raina and star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo also termed him “India prospect”. National captain Virat Kohlis liking for genuine quicks is well-known and Thampi could be a welcome addition to the reserve pool of fast bowlers in ODIs and T20 Internationals. A few months back, an irate Gautam Gambhir was taking potshots at Delhi state team coach KP Bhaskar for allegedly “destroying the confidence” of young players like Nitish Rana. Rana wasnt particularly having a good time in Vijay Hazare Trophy but was sent back home in the middle of the tournament for poor performance. Incidents such as these differentiate boys from men. The 23-year-old left-hander got an opportunity to prove himself for Mumbai Indians and he came up with inspiring show. The 333 runs in 13 matches at a strike-rate of 126.13 showed how wrong Bhaskars assessment was about Ranas quality and potentially what he could have brought to the table. He had to relinquish his place to seasoned Ambati Rayudu towards the business end of the tournament but Rana played his part in MIs triumph to perfection. He hit 17 sixes in all and most of them were big ones landing into the stands. And he is not just a T20 dasher. The 961 runs in 16 first-class matches at a steady 41 plus average shows that he has ability to play in longer formats. With a bottom-handed grip and strokes on both sides of the wicket, Rana is certainly one to watch out for. There is no substitute for orthodox cricketing shots even when batsmen out there in the middle are trying all sorts of innovation. Rahul Tripathi would not have got his share of chances had IPL specialist Mayank Agarwal not failed in the first couple of matches prompting skipper Steve Smith to realise that he is not an answer to Rising Pune Supergiants opening woes. Tripathi came in from the third game and by the end of the tournament scored 391 runs at a strike-rate in excess of 146. His performance somehwat tapered during the knock-out stages but he has done enough to earn praise from all quarters. Its not easy opening with a star player like Ajinkya Rahane but Tripathi not only did well but more than well enough to put Rahane in his shadows. His 93 against Kolkata Knight Riders was full of authentic cricketing shots. He has the ability to play pull- shot in-front of the wicket, the footwork against spinners has been admirable and looked equally adept on front and backfoot. For Thampi, Rana and Tripathi — the real test begins now. The next domestic season will be an acid test for them. While Indias red-ball team (Tests) is more or less set but a good season in whites will certainly give their confidence a boost and prepare them for white ball season (limited overs cricket). There will be an India A tour to South Africa in next few months and one can expect some of these youngsters to make the cut. The trio along with Krunal Pandya, Rishabh Pant gives an assurance that Indian cricket is in safe hands. PTI KHS AT ATadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Ford takes step to dismantle cap and trade officially winds down green

first_imgTORONTO – Ontario’s new premier has taken a step in his plan to dismantle the province’s cap-and-trade system, a move some observers say leaves businesses involved in the program grappling with uncertainty.In a statement released Tuesday, Doug Ford said he has revoked the regulation that outlines the carbon pricing system and his government will officially begin winding down all green programs funded through it this week.Ford said the province will nonetheless honour contracts and orders that have already been signed for projects funded by cap and trade, such as energy efficient insulation and window retrofits.Some rebates for energy-efficient renovations that were financed through cap-and-trade revenues — such as the GreenON rebate program — were already being phased out before Ford officially took office last week.The premier said the government will decide on a case-by-case basis whether some initiatives previously funded by the program will be paid for using tax base revenue. Those decisions will take into account his overall plan for the province and the results of an upcoming value-for-money audit of government spending, he said.The Progressive Conservative leader, who was officially sworn in as premier Friday, had promised that cancelling cap and trade would be his first order of business.In order to scrap the program, the premier must first amend or rescind the legislation that governs it, said Keith Brooks, program director for the advocacy group Environmental Defence. That law sets climate change targets and earmarks cap-and-trade revenues for green initiatives, among other things, he said.The government also has to formally notify its partners in the Western Climate Initiative that it is withdrawing from the cap-and-trade system, Brooks said. The agreement signed by the province said the government would endeavour to give a year’s notice before pulling out but it’s unclear whether Ford plans to do so, he said.“We know that the premier… promised to get rid of cap and trade and we understand he’s moving quickly to fulfil that promise but I think that there’s some problems here because there’s some questions that haven’t been answered,” he said.Ontario companies have bought close to $3 billion in permits under the cap-and-trade system and need to know whether they will be compensated for those permits, Brooks said, noting some have suggested the province should offer a full refund.More details are also needed on how the green initiatives funded by cap and trade will be closed so that both consumers and businesses involved in delivering those services can make decisions and plans, he said.“I think that there’s a lot of businesses, quite frankly, that still have a lot of questions, I’m sure, about how this is all going to proceed,” he said.“People need the details on exactly when this is going to be wound down and if there are any programs that are going to persist, we also need to know what those are, because otherwise the manufacturers are going maybe on a rollercoaster ride,” he said.The NDP and the Greens have said Ford’s rush to pull out of the cap-and-trade system could stick taxpayers with the tab for billions in legal fees, penalties and other costs.Ford’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday but the premier said in the statement that he believes scrapping cap and trade will put money back in Ontarians’ pockets.“I promised that the party with taxpayers’ dollars was over and that this would include scrapping the cap-and-trade carbon tax slush fund. Today we are keeping that promise,” he said.The government’s website does not list contact information for the newly appointed minister of the environment or any other cabinet members. A spokesman for Ford said the ministers’ offices are not currently staffed and requests for comment should go to the premier’s office.last_img read more

Marlboro maker leaps into the cannabis trade with 24B

first_imgNEW YORK — One of the world’s biggest tobacco companies is diving into the cannabis market with a $2.4 billion investment in Cronos Group, a Canadian medical and recreational marijuana company.Altria, which makes Marlboro cigarettes, is taking a 45 per cent stake in the Toronto company.Cronos said Friday that the Richmond, Virginia, tobacco company will pay another $1.4 billion for warrants that if exercised, would give the Altria a 55 per cent majority ownership stake.Cronos first announced that it was in talks with Altria this week.The Associated Presslast_img

De Bruyne only interested in beating Brazil

first_imgKevin De Bruyne is not interested in whether Belgium’s upcoming World Cup game against Brazil is being considered as a “classic” and the only thing he is interested in is winningThe Red Devils will face the five-time winners on Friday in what is widely being viewed as a mouth-watering tie with Belgium’s golden generation of De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku set to go head-to-head with Brazil’s star duo of Neymar and Philippe Coutinho.But for De Bruyne, the only thing that matters is winning.“I don’t really care if it’s a classic or not,” he said, as stated on the Daily Star.“If we get a scrappy 1-0 in the last minute I’ll be happy.“Yes, Brazil are a good side but I think every team left in the tournament has great qualities. We have great offensive qualities, Brazil have great offensive qualities.”Belgium were fortunate to have been able to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament after falling two goals down against Japan before mounting a stunning late comeback to seal a 3-2 win.But De Bruyne knows they cannot allow that to happen against a side with the quality of Brazil.“The goal is always to be better and there are always lessons to be taken,” he said.Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.“We have to do our job against Brazil. You have to win the game. You can play bad, but you have to win. You can play good, but you have to win. If you don’t, then you go home.“We want to try and stay until the end.”Teammate Marouane Fellaini is expecting a “tough” encounter against Tite’s men, but has confidence in the Belgium squad ahead of their biggest game in years.“Yeah it’s been a very good week but the most important thing is we’re through to the quarter-finals,” said the 30-year-old.“The next match will be tough. We know the quality of Brazil, the quality of their players, so it will be a good test for us.“But I think we are a good group with good players and a good mentality.“We’re more mature than before and we’ve been working together for a long time, you can’t forget that. So we have a big game on Friday and want to show everyone what we can do.”Belgium will not solely be focusing on Neymar: “Of course they have Neymar, yes, but they’ve got Coutinho, Firmino and Jesus as well,”“I don’t want to put pressure on our players but we have quality up front too.”last_img read more