Urban Villa / Pasel.Kuenzel Architects

first_img Houses Year:  2013 “COPY” The Netherlands CopyHouses•Amsterdam, The Netherlands ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/436575/urban-villa-pasel-kuenzel-architects Clipboard ArchDaily 2013 “COPY” Urban Villa / Pasel.Kuenzel Architects photographs:  Marcel van der BurgPhotographs:  Marcel van der Burg Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. Close and compact are the residences lined up along the waterside of Grote Rieteiland, an artificial island in Amsterdams hip neighbourhood Ijburg. Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgWithin a strict and complex set of urban rules pasel.kuenzel architects succeeded to develop a plain and sober urban villa that is unique in its reduced design and compelling in its materialisation and level of detailing. Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgThe building is a composition of a horizontal plint for living and a vertical element comprising work spaces, bedrooms for the kids, a masterbedroom and above all a tremendous roof terrace. Due to a 12m wide glazed facade on the south side the main living area relates directly to the water. The house grants access via a patio facing the street and marking the threshold between public and private. The unusual materialisation of white painted raw timber boards of Douglas fir underlines the compelling power of simple things.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessStoaninger Mühlviertel Destillation / HPSASelected ProjectsMirador Pocuro Building / SEARLE PUGA arquitectosSelected Projects Share Architects: Pasel.Kuenzel Architects Area Area of this architecture project Urban Villa / Pasel.Kuenzel ArchitectsSave this projectSaveUrban Villa / Pasel.Kuenzel Architects Year:  Photographs Projects Area:  307 m² Area:  307 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officePasel.Kuenzel ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAmsterdamHousesThe NetherlandsPublished on October 11, 2013Cite: “Urban Villa / Pasel.Kuenzel Architects” 11 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More 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 Save this picture!© Marcel van der Burg+ 20 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/436575/urban-villa-pasel-kuenzel-architects Clipboardlast_img read more

Nursing home cases were key in Minnesota Salmonella probe

first_imgJan 23, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – A physician’s report of diarrhea cases in a nursing home, followed by the discovery of cases in several other institutions, provided the key that enabled Minnesota disease detectives to figure out before anyone else that peanut butter was the culprit in the current nationwide Salmonella outbreak.When epidemiologists compared food product invoices from institutions that had cases, they found that the one thing the places had in common was King Nut peanut butter, Minnesota officials said. That led to testing of the peanut butter and the discovery of the outbreak strain of Salmonella in it.”If we didn’t have those institutional cases, we still might not know it’s peanut butter causing this outbreak,” said Kirk Smith, DVM, PhD, director of the foodborne disease unit at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) in St. Paul.The outbreak began back in September but did not become public until early this month. So far there have been 491 cases in 43 states and one more in Canada, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in a teleconference with clinicians today. In addition, there have been seven deaths possibly related to the illnesses.The outbreak has been traced to a Peanut Corp. of America (PCA) facility in Blakely, Ga., which makes peanut butter distributed by King Nut Cos. and others to institutions and food services. PCA also sells peanut butter and peanut paste from the plant to a number of food companies, which process them into cracker snacks, cookies, ice cream, candy, and other products. The outbreak has triggered a long list of product recalls.Probe began in NovemberMinnesota cases in the outbreak began showing up in November, according to Carlota Medus, PhD, MPH, a foodborne disease epidemiologist at the MDH. By late in the month the department had found a couple of cases that featured the outbreak strain, Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium, she reported.Minnesota began interviewing case-patients about what they had eaten, using a hypothesis-generating questionnaire developed by the CDC for this outbreak, said Smith. Besides Smith and Medus, investigators included another MDH foodborne disease epidemiologist, Stephanie Meyer, and Team Diarrhea, a group of seven graduate students in public health.”After we had our first four cases, there was a lead from another state that the cause might be chicken,” he said. “So we followed up on the chicken sources on our cases and the [Minnesota] Department of Agriculture [MDA] traced it back to the plant level, and it just wasn’t very compelling.”Meanwhile, the early interviews led to some suspicion that peanut butter could be involved. “We had several cases interviewed, and I think most if not all of them had eaten peanut butter, but we were having trouble with brand names, and certain aspects of it were not clear,” said Medus.Big break in the caseBy Dec 22 Minnesota had nine cases, but no good evidence as to the cause. But then came the big break in the hunt.”On Dec 22 we received a call from a clinician who reported an outbreak of Salmonella in a nursing home and that the lab that did the testing had noticed additional cases in the community,” said Medus. “At that point we didn’t know if these were part of the national outbreak. By the next day the first Salmonella isolates had arrived at our lab, and we were able to confirm that at least one of them was part of the national outbreak.” The nursing home was in Brainerd in north-central Minnesota.Clinical labs routinely send Salmonella isolates to the MDH for typing, but it usually takes several days before they arrive. In this case the samples were sent immediately. “Because of that report, we didn’t have to wait for the Salmonella isolates to come in, which would’ve been a few days down the road,” Smith explained.The physician who reported the nursing home cases didn’t know there was a widespread Salmonella outbreak going on, but reported them because they were in a nursing home, according to Medus.Homing in on peanut butterThe discovery of outbreak cases at one nursing home was significant but not sufficient to implicate peanut butter, said Medus. Shortly afterward, however, cases started showing up at other institutions, including nursing homes, colleges, and an elementary school, according to Smith.She said that development prompted the next investigative step: collecting menus from the various institutions and, with the help of the MDA, gathering invoices for the food products used. “We went to the invoices and started comparing them, and the one thing they had in common was the King Nut [peanut butter],” she said. In checking the documents, the investigators looked at all foods, not just peanut butter, she noted.Smith said the regional pattern of the institutional cases offered another important clue: “All the institutions served King Nut peanut butter, and what was interesting was that the institutions were all in northern and northwestern Minnesota. And we found that the King Nut peanut butter they were getting was from a distributor out of Fargo,  Sysco.”What was intriguing to us was that there is a  Sysco distributor in the Twin Cities, and they did not distribute King Nut peanut butter, and we were not seeing [institutional] cases in the catchment area for that distribution. So it was all kind of coming together.”With the peanut butter as a suspected source, MDA and MDH labs began testing peanut butter collected from the institutions. Eventually an opened 5-pound tub of peanut butter from the Brainerd nursing home yielded the outbreak strain—or, more precisely, two strains.Smith explained that the outbreak involves two very closely related Salmonella strains as identified by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. “We found both strains in the open jar of peanut butter,” he said.Going public with findingsThe Minnesota agencies announced the discovery of Salmonella in the peanut butter on Jan 9, and, after further testing, reported on Jan 12 that it matched the outbreak strain. King Nut issued a recall on Jan 10.The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), however, did not publicly tie PCA-made products to the outbreak immediately. Because the Salmonella-tainted container had been opened, there was a possibility it had been contaminated at the nursing home, rather than at the plant where it was made. It was not until Jan 19, when Connecticut officials reported finding the outbreak pathogen in an unopened container of King Nut peanut butter, that the FDA publicly linked the outbreak to the PCA facility.With an opened container, “there’s always the concern that somebody could’ve gotten sick from some other source and then contaminated that tub,” said Smith. However, he said that looked unlikely in this case, because Salmonella was found in samples taken from a number of locations within the tub. Moreover, both outbreak strains were found, whereas if the product had been contaminated by an infected person at the nursing home, probably only one strain would have been present.Also, Smith said that as Minnesota officials were investigating the institutional cases, they were hearing from other states that they also had cases at institutions that had received King Nut peanut butter. “It wasn’t just the isolate, it was all the institutions receiving this one brand,” he said.Other products involvedBut it also became clear during the investigation that not all cases were related to King Nut peanut butter. Smith said that no institutional cases were found in the Twin Cities area, but there were other cases that couldn’t be explained by the peanut butter. “Then other health departments around the country said their cases had been eating peanut butter crackers,” he added. That led to a CDC case-control study that tied some cases to peanut butter–containing products such as crackers.Minnesota investigators have been able to connect almost all the state’s cases to particular food products, said Medus. “We have fewer than 5 cases that we can’t explain yet, out of 36 cases,” she said. And, said Smith, more than half of those have been linked to products other than King Nut peanut butter.Untraditional epidemiologySmith and Medus agree that the institutional cases were critical in finding the food culprit.”If we didn’t have the institutional cases, it would’ve been a lot harder to implicate a product. The noninstitutional cases ate a lot of different products,” said Medus. With tens of different products and hundreds of cases, “You won’t have a single product common to all, which makes it extremely difficult to figure out a product [source],” she said.Smith commented, “This was a little untraditional in that it wasn’t cracked by looking at the interview data but by noticing the institutional link and getting the menus and getting our Department of Ag to compare and contrast.”See also: CDC outbreak updatehttp://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/typhimurium/FDA outbreak updatehttp://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/salmonellatyph.html#updatelast_img read more

Patrick Mahomes contract details: Here’s how much money Chiefs QB will actually make in ‘half-billion’ dollar deal

first_imgThe contract extension Patrick Mahomes signed with the Chiefs this week is such that it can only be described as massive no matter how it’s viewed.The 24-year-old quarterback’s new deal is the richest contract in NFL history. With an average annual salary of $45 million once the extension kicks in starting with the 2022 season, no player in American team sports will make more money on an annual basis. Patrick Mahomes https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/d6/43/patrick-mahomes-020520-getty-ftrjpg_1we5tomht32wx1dehscnmr1pg0.jpg?t=370735800&w=500&quality=80As for Mahomes’ cap hits over the next 12 years, the amount will peak in 2027, when the QB is scheduled to count for $59.95 million against the Chiefs’ salary cap.Below is the breakdown of Mahomes’ cap hit in each year of the contract. The figures include Mahomes’ $10 million signing bonus spread over the next five seasons.YearMahomes cap hit2020$5.347 million2021$24.807 million2022$31.45 million2023$42.45 million2024$39.95 million2025$41.95 million2026$41.95 million2027$59.95 million2028$44.45 million2029$44.95 million2030$50.45 million2031$52.45 millionMahomes’ incentives are simple. Each year starting in 2022, he can earn $1.25 million if the Chiefs reach the Super Bowl and an additional $1.25 million if he is named NFL MVP for a maximum of $2.5 million per year in incentives.Which means in order for Mahomes to the full $502.631 million his 10-year contract extension offers, he needs to lead Kansas City to the Super Bowl as the league MVP in every season for a full decade.Patrick Mahomes guaranteed moneyThough Mahomes’ contract features $141.428 million in guarantees over 12 years, he was guaranteed only $63.082 million at signing.That $63.082 million includes Mahomes’ signing bonus, his base salary for the next three years and his 2021 and 2022 roster bonuses. Which means Mahomes’ contract essentially will be a year-to-year deal starting in 2023.What are guarantee mechanisms?Multiple reports of Mahomes’ contract extension used the phrase “guarantee mechanisms,” which are just fancy words to describe the timeline of when chunks of money in the deal will become fully guaranteed.Courtesy of Spotrac, below is the breakdown of when Mahomes’ guarantees for 2023-2031 are scheduled to kick in:2023 salary, roster bonus and workout bonus fully guarantee on third league day of 20212024 salary, roster bonus and workout bonus fully guarantee on third league day of 20222025 roster bonus and workout bonus fully guarantee on third league day of 20232025 salary and workout bonus fully guarantee on third league day of 20242026 roster bonus fully guarantees on third league day of 20252026 salary and workout bonus, plus 2027 roster bonus, fully guarantee on third league day of 20262027 salary and workout bonus, plus 2028 salary and roster bonus, fully guarantee on third league day of 20272029 salary, workout bonus and roster bonus fully guarantee on third league day of 20282030 salary and roster bonus fully guarantee on third league day of 20292031 roster bonus fully guarantees on third league day of 20302031 base salary fully guarantees on third league day of 2031As the contract sits now, the dead cap charges on Mahomes’ contract end in 2024, but that’s before any of the above guarantees are activated. (Getty Images) And yet, this is still a good deal for the Chiefs, who now have the reigning Super Bowl MVP locked in for the next 12 years. Mahomes will count for only $5.347 million against Kansas City’s salary cap in 2020 as the team attempts to repeat as champions, and the contract is back-loaded in a way that accounts for what’s expected to be a rising salary cap over the next decade.So, in short, the Chiefs will never be overpaying for Mahomes as long as he continues to be the kind of player he has been since he was selected with the 10th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. If anything, he eventually will be underpaid.Below are all the details of Mahomes’ massive contract extension with the Chiefs, pieced together with reporting from Pro Football Talk and Spotrac.MORE: The QBs who are next in line to get paidPatrick Mahomes contract detailsIn total, Mahomes could earn up to $502.631 million over the next 12 years if he hits all of his incentives. The base value of his contract, including the next two seasons before his extension kicks in, is $477.631 million for an average of $39.8 million per year. Starting in 2022, Mahomes will make an average of $45 million per year.Below is the amount of cash Mahomes will earn in each of the next 12 years, because we all know the cold hard cash is what matters. The total cash each year is made up of Mahomes’ base salary, roster bonus and workout bonus, not including signing bonus pay and incentives.YearTotal cashBase salaryRoster bonusWorkout bonus2020$10.825 million$825,000N/AN/A2021$22.807 million$990,000$21.717 million$100,0002022$29.45 million$1.5 million$27.4 million$550,0002023$40.45 million$5.5 million$34.4 million$550,0002024$37.95 million$2.5 million$34.9 million$550,0002025$41.95 million$2.5 million$38.9 million$550,0002026$41.95 million$2.5 million$38.9 million$550,0002027$59.95 million$10 million$49.4 million$550,0002028$44.45 million$13 million$30.9 million$550,0002029$44.95 million$20.5 million$23.9 million$550,0002030$50.45 million$27 million$22.9 million$550,0002031$52.45 million$38 million$13.9 million$550,000At least until the late years of Mahomes’ contract, most of his money will be paid in the form of roster bonuses that will become fully guaranteed a year or two ahead of time. (More on those guarantees below.) (Getty Images) Patrick Mahomes https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/a1/74/patrickmahomes-getty-ftr-013120jpg_p2qggl8kj8911f8ceqw3voewc.jpg?t=69610114&w=500&quality=80The longest contracts in NFL historyIn terms of years, Mahomes’ contract extension with the Chiefs is among the longest in NFL history. The only comparable deal in terms of length among active NFL players is left tackle Tyron Smith’s eight-year contract (2016-2023) with the Cowboys for roughly a quarter of the money. After Smith, 14 active NFL players are on six-year contracts. Even though the Chiefs have Mahomes locked in for the next 12 seasons, the extension is for 10 years and is not unprecedented.PFT cited Donovan McNabb’s 12-year deal with the Eagles in 2002 as the longest in NFL history in terms of years. Other quarterbacks — Brett Favre (Packers in 2001), Drew Bledsoe (Patriots in 2001), Michael Vick (Falcons in 2004), Daunte Culpepper (Vikings in 2003) — have signed 10-year contract extensions before Mahomes. Of course, none of those deals can even sniff the amount of money in Mahomes’ contract with the Chiefs.In 2001 I gave Brett Favre a 10-year deal averaging $11.25M when Cap was $60M (18.75% of Cap).Today Pat Mahomes gets 12-year deal averaging $37.5M (450/12) when Cap is $200M (18.75% of Cap).— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) July 6, 2020The Chiefs did not need to complete this extension when Mahomes had two seasons left on his rookie contract, but their doing so in 2020 maximizes the amount of years they can tie themselves to a quarterback who needed just a few seasons to take over the league.Barring something unforeseen, Kansas City is now set at the game’s most important position for more than a decade at a reasonable price.last_img read more

President expresses confidence in AG

first_imgLosing streak…blames former Govt, staff for losing casesPresident David Granger on Friday threw his support behind his Attorney General, Basil Williams, who has lost a number of the State’s cases since coming to office.Granger, who was hosting one of his first press conferences in two years, instead laid the blame for the Attorney General’s performance at the feet of the former Government. According to Granger, “you can’t win everything.”“No one wants to lose cases,” Granger said. “As far as I can see, he is a very experienced lawyer and once you go to the courts, you expect that the outcomesAttorney General Basil Williams, SCmay not necessarily be in your favour. But you can’t win everything and I think that he has worked hard (but) you have to look at the team which he has to work with.”He added that there are other cases which are pending, and the AG, like some other Ministers, has to make internal changes in the Ministry in order to get the best quality legal representation. “I do not feel that in the past we had the best representation. Some of the cases which we inherited were lost before we started, because the representation was inadequate.”But he noted that if the Government had had better representation over the years, they would not have lost so much money because of claims against the State.“So I wouldn’t blame the Minister of Legal Affairs. I think that within that Ministry there were some persons who were not necessarily doing the best for the Government of Guyana,” he said.Red HouseLast year, President Granger gave the occupants of the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre (CJRC) 48 hours to vacate the premises; a directive which Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had described as “unconscionable and vindictive”.On August 9, the Opposition People’s Progress Party secured two conservatory High Court orders blocking the State from ejecting the CJRC from the property, once the official residence of former President, the late Dr Cheddi Jagan.Acting Chief Justice Roxane George, SC, overruled every submission made by Attorney General Basil Williams, and refused his request that the CJRC case be dismissed.The Chief Justice upheld submissions made by Attorney and former Attorney General Anil Nandlall on behalf of the CJRC: that there are serious issues to be tried, and those cannot be determined at the interlocutory stage.Land leasesIn 2014, a number of farmers were granted 50-year leases for State land, located in the rear of Number 40 Village, West Coast Berbice, by then President Donald Ramotar.In March of 2016, however, they received letters from the Mahaica Maichony Abary/Agriculture Development Authority (MMA/ADA) informing them that President David Granger cancelled their leases and they must cease occupation and return the land to the MMA/ADA.The applicants; Brian George and Tiffany Hubbard, Joylyn Nicholson, Gratien Nicholson, Vaughn Aaron and Herman Nicholson, sought justice in the courts. They were represented by Attorneys Nandlall and Manoj Narayan among others, while the State and the MMA–ADA was represented by Attorney General Basil Williams.On the same day as the Red House judgement, the Chief Justice ruled against the President’s revocation of rice farmers land leases, deeming it unconstitutional. She also ruled that the farmers are entitled to compensation from the State, amounting to the sum of $300,000.GECOM chairmanshipSince the retirement of former Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman, Dr Steve Surujbally, the Commission has been headless. As the Constitution requires the Opposition Leader to nominate persons to the post, Jagdeo submitted his first list of names in December 2016.However, the list was rejected by President Granger on the grounds that Article 161 (2) of the Constitution prescribes that nominees must either be qualified to be a Judge or be fit and proper. A second list submitted by the former President in April 2017 was treated similarly.But in March, local businessman Marcel Gaskin moved to the High Court to challenge the constitutionality of the President’s reasoning. That judgement was handed down last month.While she acknowledged that the President can determine who fits the bill of “fit and proper”, the Chief Justice overruled the President’s interpretation of the Constitution by finding that there is no particular preference for the appointment of persons within the Judiciary.Other casesThe AG’s track record in office as the State’s representative also includes a $1.5 billion settlement with Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) over taxes. It was a case which was over a decade old.Following the settlement, Jagdeo had said that the out of court settlement sets the wrong precedence and could open the gate for other companies to seek tax refunds. And indeed, another company followed suit with a claim against the State.Despite appealing the court’s decision to quash the Government’s termination notice to a Haags Bosch contractor, Williams also drew criticism when a huge settlement was negotiated with the Joint Venture contractors. This is despite previous criticisms of the shoddy work done.last_img read more

Drama keeps Middlesex waiting on safety

first_imgLatest, day three: Lancashire 302-8 dec lead Middlesex 214 by 88 runs Lancashire 6 pts, Middlesex 3 ptsMiddlesex came within an over of guaranteeing Division One survival only for veteran Lancashire skipper Glen Chapple to hit a six to keep his side alive in a gripping relegation decider.Amid dramatic scenes at Old Trafford, Middlesex steadily turned the screw on the hosts, who required seven runs in the 110th over of the innings to secure the extra bonus point needed to avoid dropping out of the top flight.But 40-year-old Chapple smashed the first ball of that Toby Roland-Jones over for six over midwicket and then got three off the next delivery, giving themselves a real shot at sending the visitors down instead.They instantly declared, 88 runs ahead on first innings, and Middlesex now need to avoid defeat to stay up.Resuming on 259-6, Lancashire knew they had to score 41 runs from the first 14 overs of the day, without losing three wickets, to ensure this absorbing clash would go to the wire.Tim Murtagh looked to have nudged Middlesex closer to safety when he took two wickets in successive overs.He first had Luke Proctor lbw for 42, although replays showed the ball had pitched outside leg stump, and trapped Simon Kerrigan without scoring.One more wicket would have given Middlesex an additional bowling bonus point that would have left Lancashire unable to overhaul them.But number 10 Tom Bailey dug in, surviving a top edge that fell just short of wicket-keeper John Simpson and twice diving into his crease on scrambled singles.At the other end, Middlesex allowed Chapple singles at the start of several overs to give themselves five balls at the tailender Bailey.The two lower order batsmen chipped away at the runs but Murtagh and Roland-Jones tightened things up as the crucial 110th over, when final bonus points are calculated, neared.Chapple had the last word, though, with an astonishingly bold swipe over the rope, and with a healthy lead and helpful bowling conditions, Lancashire may now consider themselves favourites.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

QPR v Liverpool player ratings

first_imgSee also:Redknapp defiant after gut-wrenching lossQPR’s worry increase as duo are injuredHenry admits Rangers were ‘unprofessional’ Video: What do QPR fans think about Les Ferdinand’s return?Harry rapped over handling of Taarabt rowQPR duo Barton and Mutch remain sidelinedUnlucky QPR beaten after incredible finaleKranjcar illness adds to QPR’s worriesRedknapp ready to put his faith in VargasRangers confident Onuoha will face VillaFans have rejuvenated Zamora – RedknappTaarabt lambasted by furious QPR bossFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Van Dyk takes eighth Boston win

first_img28 April 2009South African wheelchair athlete Ernst van Dyk won the Boston Marathon last Monday, 20 April, to continue a remarkable record of success in the prestigious race. It was his eighth win in nine years.The Boston Herald, in its report on the race, appropriately headlined its story “Van Dyk an eighth wonder”. He won his first Boston Marathon in 2001 and since then has taken victory every year except for 2007, when he finished in third place.His time of one hour, 33 minutes and 29 seconds was his slowest winning time yet – a long way off his amazing world record time of one hour, 18 minutes and 27 seconds in 2004 – but a strong headwind put paid to any thoughts of a fast race.Equalled recordVan Dyk’s victory, nonetheless, pulled him level with Irishwoman Jean Driscoll’s record of eight victories in the Boston Marathon. Driscoll won the race from 1990 to 1996 and again in 2000.He moved clear of his challengers after about five kilometres, but the ever increasing strength of the wind concerned the South African star, whose preparations for the race had been hampered by injuries, as well as by the birth of a daughter.Van Dyk remained strong, however, and went on to claim victory by over three minutes over 2007 champion, Masazumi Soejima of Japan, who finished in one hour, 36 minutes and 57 seconds.The Japanese star said after the race that he had been troubled by the wind, and vowed to put on weight so that he could challenge the heavier Van Dyk.Schabort fourthSpain’s Roger Paigbo Verdaguer finished 50 seconds later in 1:37:47, while former South African Krige Schabort, now an American citizen, was the top local racer, ending in fourth place in 1:38:06.The 36-year-old Van Dyk, who won gold in the road race at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games, says he will contest the Boston Marathon at least one more time; he wants to be the sole owner of the most victories in the history of the event.Colleen De ReuckColleen de Reuck, who competed in three Olympic Games for South Africa, including the marathon in 1992 and 2000, before becoming an American citizen, excelled in the Masters division of the women’s marathon.Now 45 years of age, De Reuck led the race until eight kilometres from the end. She eventually settled for eighth place in a time of 2:35:37, a minute and 13 seconds ahead of the second Masters’ finisher Alina Ivanova of Russia, who finished in tenth place.Victory in the women’s race went to Kenya’s Salina Kosgei in 2:32:16. Ethiopia’s Dire Tune finished just a second behind her, while third place went to the USA’s Kara Goucher a further eight seconds back.Deriba Merga of Ethiopia, fourth in the Beijing Olympics, captured the men’s title in 2:08:42. Kenya’s Daniel Rono finished in second place 50 seconds later, while Ryan Hall of the USA took third place eight seconds later.Race historyThe Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon, having first been held in 1897, and it is also one of the world’s most famous races. It regularly attracts fields of about 20 000 competitors, but the record is almost double that at 38 000 in the centenary year of the race.Wheelchair competition in the Boston Marathon began in 1975, when one entrant entered and completed the race.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

African crisis response force ready by October: Zuma

first_img27 June 2014The African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises (ACIRC), a temporary standby force capable of responding quickly to crisis situations in Africa, is expected to be operational by October, South African President Jacob Zuma said at the conclusion of his working visit to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on Thursday.The ACIRC will serve as an interim measure ahead of the establishment of a permanent African Standby Force, which was originally expected to be operational by 2015. Zuma proposed the concept of the ACIRC at last year’s African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the proposal was endorsed.“In order to respond to crises on the continent, the AU Summit took a decision last year to operationalise the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises as an interim mechanism, until the African Standby Force is established”, Zuma said on Thursday.He said the countries that had volunteered to contribute resources to the ACIRC met during this week’s AU summit to discuss the state of readiness of the temporary standby force.“The African Union Commission concluded its verification visits to the contributing countries and presented a report on the framework for the operationalisation of the ACIRC, which was endorsed by the contributing countries,” Zuma said. “It is expected that the ACIRC will be launched by October 2014.”The AU envisions the ACIRC as an efficient, robust and credible force that can be deployed rapidly, either conducting operations of limited duration and aims, or paving the way for the deployment of larger AU and/or United Nations peace operations.Following a meeting in Addis Ababa in January, the AU decided that the force would comprise a pool of 5 000 troops made up of operational modules in the form of 1 500-strong battle groups. Command will rest with the AU Peace and Security Council, which will asses all requests for intervention by member states.On a voluntary basis, member states of the AU will contribute troops and finance for the AICRC to enable it to to act independently.In May last year, South Africa, Ethiopia and Uganda were the first support the initiative and pledged to provide troops should the need arise.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Anself Synthetic Head Hairdressing Training Practice Head Long Hair Dummy Model Mannequin Cut : Good value for the novice

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NY Senate Passes Bill to Release State Tax Returns to Congress

first_imgNew York may enact a law requiring it to release state tax returns to Congress. However, New York tax returns could be released only to certain committees. In addition, the congressional request must have a legitimate, specific purpose.Requests must be written. Also, redaction would be required.Cooperation Required With Only 3 Congressional CommitteesIf enacted, the bill would direct the Commissioner of Taxation and Finance to share New York tax returns and reports requested by:the Chairperson of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee;the U.S. Senate Finance Committee; orthe Joint Committee on Taxation.Other Requirements for Release of Returns to CongressSeveral other requirements would also have to be met before the commissioner would cooperate with a request.For example, the request would have to be accompanied by certification that the tax returns or reports were being requested for a specified and legitimate legislative purpose.S.B. 5072, as passed by the New York Senate on May 8, 2019Login to read more on CCHAnswerConnect.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more