International meeting of women in Bogotá

first_imgWomen from all over the world met in Bogotá, Colombia, for the XVI Congress of the Women’s International Democratic Federation (FDIM). Close to 300 women from 85 organizations in 44 countries who attended the Sept. 15-18 gathering also stood in solidarity with the Colombian people in their critical path to peace. The final resolution of the Congress included a joint effort by all groups present to defend the struggles for social and economic justice throughout the world.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Metamorphosed fragments of oceanic crust in the upper Paleozoic Chonos accretionary complex, southern Chile

first_imgA 15 km2 body of metabasite with occasional pillow structures occurs within the Paleozoic accretionary complex in Isla Italia and Isla Dring. Trace elements and REE geochemistry indicate similarities between the metabasites and either plume-related mid-oceannic ridge basalts (P-type MORB) or ocean-island tholeiite basalte. The chemistry of relict clinopyroxenes is also indicative of an ocean-floor basalt protolith. The metabasites exhibit very low-grade metamorphism (pumpellyite-stilpnomelane-actinolite assemblage), comparable to the grade of the sorrounding semi-pelitic mélange as determined by illite crystallinity studies. Isotopic modification of the RbSr system in the metabasites occurred during high fluid-pressure metamorphism, probably by introduction of metamorphic fluids from the sorrounding metapelites. A relatively early tectonic emplacement of the body into the accretionary complex before metamorphism and the generation of the main regional S2 foliation is proposed to explain these characteristics, in contrast to its previous interpretation as a late intrusion into the sorrounding metamorphic rocks.last_img read more

An unused farm house and old church make for historic reno

first_img Herrmann House at Kalbar has undergone a stunning reno. And so began the massive task of shifting one cottage through the township of Kalbar and uniting it with the oldest home in the area.éclat building co was given the job of combining the homes, with director Andrew Marer noting works started with the very worse-for-wear 132-year-old cottage that was already on site.Then, one winter’s morning, the former farmhouse was trucked down the street and combining the homes began.The houses were levelled, re-stumped, and re-framed then joined together using a wraparound deck, a pergola and an outdoor space to create a four-bedroom, four-bathroom country-style homestead.In the process, every possible original feature was utilised. Mr Marer said the renovation took six months, lasting from April to November last year, and had been an incredibly rewarding project for the entire team involved. It also saw éclat building recognised recently with a Master Builder’s Award.“The transformation has really been unbelievable,” Mr Marer said. Meanwhile, Mr Marer noted it was a privilege to work with Queensland’s historic homes, and preserving them took patience, time and commitment to ensure they received the attention they deserved. Herrmann House.Initially the couple had plans to renovate and extend the cottage into a multi-purpose dwelling, but when they were approached by a well-known family in the area the project took on a life of its own.“The Herrmann family is one of the oldest in the area and they had a grand old colonial farmhouse sitting unused. “They said to us, you’ve done such a beautiful job on the chapel, we really want to keep our house in the township, could you do something with it?More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago“So, we thought why not put them together and create a grand homestead?” Herrmann House at Kalbar. What the inside of the property looked like prior to the reno.Owners April and Paul Cornwell explained the project had been driven partly by their passion for preserving Queensland history and also to offer a further attraction for the township. A couple of years ago the Cornwells purchased a dilapidated old church in Kalbar, renovating it into a beautiful country chapel. “When we opened it to brides, we realised additional accommodation was needed, so we bought the oldest house in Kalbar, known as Chants Cottage,” Mrs Cornwell said. Herrmann House before the renovation.center_img Check out the inside of Herrmann House. Herrmann House before the renovation.Two ‘grand old ladies’ of Queensland architecture have been given a new lease on life courtesy of a stunning renovation which has seen them united to create one stately homestead.Now serving as guest and wedding accommodation in the picturesque township of Kalbar, the buildings, known as Herrmann House, are among the oldest in the area, each dating back over a century. Herrmann House before the transformation. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:19Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:19 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenBest TV show room remakes01:19last_img read more

Hamptons-inspired homes to be snapped up in sought after suburb

first_img MORE QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS: Newport’s stunning new townhomes.The first release of classic Hamptons-inspired townhouses in the bayside community of Newport is underway.A joint development with Stockland, and less than 40km from Brisbane’s CBD, Newport is one of the Redcliffe Peninsula’s most sought after suburbs. In a recent poll by REA, it was among the top three most searched suburbs for new homes in Queensland. Aussie “A-listers” eye off coast pad – SEE THE VIDEO Porter Davis Homes’ at Newport.To complement the bayside suburb, each residence carries timeless Hamptons styling inside and out, with high quality fixtures and fittings as well as a Hamptons-inspired facade. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoPorter Davis Queensland lead interior designer Janelle Miles described the style as perfectly highlighting all of Queensland’s best features. “Hamptons style is as classic as it is elegant. In a subtropical climate like Queensland, light and classic, resort styles continue to be really popular and are expected to stand the test of time for years to come.” Devine renovation of landmark church Newport’s medium density townhomes.Meanwhile Stockland Queensland regional manager communities Pauline Barton said their three and four-bedroom townhomes were also a short distance from schools, childcare services, hospitals and efficient public transport making the turnkey townhomes perfect for young families and downsizers who are looking for a low-maintenance and connected lifestyle.“Despite not being officially in the market, we had already received multiple inquiries surrounding the latest Newport townhome release – a testament to the demand for a low maintenance, well-located home within a sought after waterfront suburb,” she said.The “lock-up and go’’ townhomes allow downsizers to venture off at a moment’s notice, whether it’s to pop out to the beach or to jet off on a holiday. The townhomes also have no body corporate fees, ensuring residents aren’t hit with additional costs after settlement.The townhomes are now available for purchase, with a display kitchen available for viewing the Stockland Newport sales and information centre. Construction has started and is due for completion by mid-year. Porter Davis Homes is continuing to expand its footprint across South East Queensland with its first release of classic Hamptons inspired, expertly designed townhomes in the bayside community of Newport.Buyers are being drawn to the suburb’s waterfront parks, alfresco eateries, golf courses and the bayside which is close to the development. Each double-storey home has plenty of space, designed to grow with singles, couples and families, providing open-plan living and alfresco dining. In a bid to target buyers seeking a parents’ retreat, a separate master suite has been built downstairs, which can also be used as a guest room or the flexibility to have more space for a growing family.Upstairs, Porter Davis’ designers have strategically placed three large bedrooms to ensure each takes advantage of natural light and the views.Queensland state manager for Porter Davis Homes, Grant Whinnett, said: “When it comes to affordable luxury, these Haven townhomes really hit the mark.“We’re continuing to notice a surge in buyer inquiries, looking for more affordable, friendly residences that carry the quality and style of a Porter Davis design. “The investment into Newport makes it an attractive option for all buyers. We expect these townhomes to sell quickly.”last_img read more

D.O. Sportscast episode 15: Beat writers discuss Syracuse’s recent wins and other national storylines

first_img Published on January 29, 2018 at 8:55 am Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Sam Fortier joins the show to once again discuss Syracuse basketball, including what a win over Pittsburgh on the road really means for SU. Joe Bloss is also with us to discuss his fundraising for Bloss Tourney Talk and evaluate some national topics around college basketball.Listen to episode 15 of the D.O. Sportscast here:last_img

Boy of B&H Origin became an Internet Sensation! (video)

first_imgThe six-year-old Almedin Brkić became a YouTube sensation. His video records nearly seven million views and many people call him the new Lionel Messi.In war year 1994, the Brkić family moved from Prijedor to Canada. Hence, Almedin was born in Ottawa, and he also has an older brother. Almedin became interested in playing football after watching his brother.“I have another son, Muamer. He is older and he began training with Zijo Ništović, who played in Velež and worked in some clubs in former Yugoslavia. Almedin once came to watch them. He asked to come in, but Zijo was reluctant to let him in because he was afraid that the older boys will hurt him,” said Almedin’s father, Nedžad, adding:“We have let him in, to my responsibility. Something incredible happened. I could not believe how he plays, how he sees things and how he behaves on the field. He cannot even dribble the ball much, but he always has a solution when he is on the field. He is already known here in Ottawa”.Nedžad wanted to record his son Almedin while playing in order to get opinions of other people, but very soon his son became an internet sensation and his video was watched nearly seven million times.(Source: read more