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TAGS: Book Review BUY IT FROM: www.rbooks.co.uk RRP: £7.99 Published by: EburyGot a rugby book or DVD you’d like us to review in the Armchair Zone? Email [email protected] article appeared in the June 2009 issue of Rugby World Magazine LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Bourgoin and Biarritz players show how disciplined they areHIS BOOK was initially rejected by 30 UK publishers, so do we condemn them for failing to spot a masterpiece or praise them for belatedly giving it the platform it deserves? First published in France under the title Top 14, Awa Press in New Zealand then published 2,000 copies in late 2007 and lapped up the acclaim. Now Ebury in London have taken up the baton, bringing John Daniell’s part-humorous, part-shocking insights into French professional rugby to a new audience.Daniell, a Kiwi lock, arrived in France as a 25-year-old in 1997 and was astonished by the violence in the game. In his first outing, a B game in Dijon, he looked on quizzically as his team-mates put on cricket boxes, then reeled as the first lineout saw his nose broken by a punch. There followed a “street fight” in which players and spectators waded in with fists, umbrellas and gumboots – welcome to France!At any given time, 100 or so of France’s 600 professional players are out injured. Not all injuries are sustained on the pitch. One club allegedly turned out the lights in the corridor just as the teams were lining up to go out, so they could launch a surprise attack under cover of darkness. Toulon would kick out on the full so they could come back for the scrum and ‘lay down the law’. Gregor Townsend recalls how he and his fellow Brive centre were trampled on by the forwards as they weren’t “sufficiently enthusiastic” about the game that was to follow.The brutality (and we’ve not even got to eye-gouging) is just one of many topics that Daniell lifts the lid on as he builds the book around Montpellier’s roller-coaster ride through a Top 14 season.RW RATING 5/5 Do you want to buy the issue of Rugby World in which this article appeared? Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit http://mags-uk.com/ipcOr perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here.
ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/16598/hemeroscopium-house-ensamble-studio Clipboard Text description provided by the architects. For the Greek, Hemeroscopium is the place where the sun sets. An allusion to a place that exists only in our mind, in our senses, that is ever-changing and mutable, but is nonetheless real. It is delimited by the references of the horizon, by the physical limits, defined by light, and it happens in time. Hemeroscopium house traps, a domestic space, and a distant horizon. And it does so playing a game with structures placed in an apparently unstable balance, that enclose the living spaces allowing the vision to escape. With heavy structures and big actions, disposed in a way to provoke gravity to move the space. And this way it defines the place.Save this picture!Courtesy of Ensamble StudioRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20The order in which these structures are piled up generates a helix that sets out from a stable support, the mother beam, and develops upwards in a sequence of elements that become lighter as the structure grows, closing on a point that culminates the system of equilibrium. Seven elements in total. The design of their joints respond to their constructive nature, to their forces; and their stresses express the structural condition they have. By the way this structure is set, the house becomes aerial, light, transparent, and the space kept inside flows with life. The apparent simplicity of the structure’s joints requires in fact the development of complex calculations, due to the reinforcement, and the prestress and post-tension of the steel rods that sew the web of the beams.Save this picture!Courtesy of Ensamble StudioIt took us a year to engineer but only seven days to build the structure, thanks to a total prefabrication of the different elements and a perfectly coordinated rhythm of assembly. All of our effort oriented to develop the technique that would allow to create a very specific space. And thus, a new astonishing language is invented, where form disappears giving way to the naked space. Hemeroscopium house materializes the peak of its equilibrium with what in Ensamble Studio we ironically call the “G point”, a twenty ton granite stone, expression of the force of gravity and a physical counterweight to the whole structure.Save this picture!Courtesy of Ensamble StudioProject gallerySee allShow less2011 Jencks Award: Eric Owen MossArticlesPratt Institute 2011 Fall Lecture SeriesArticles Share Architects: ENSAMBLE STUDIO Area Area of this architecture project Spain Save this picture!Courtesy of Ensamble Studio+ 62 Share “COPY” CopyHouses•Las Rozas, Spain 2008 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/16598/hemeroscopium-house-ensamble-studio Clipboard Hemeroscopium House / ENSAMBLE STUDIOSave this projectSaveHemeroscopium House / ENSAMBLE STUDIO Hemeroscopium House / ENSAMBLE STUDIO Houses Area: 400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Year: “COPY” CopyAbout this officeENSAMBLE STUDIOOffice•••ProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasLas RozasStructuresHouses3D ModelingSpainPublished on September 21, 2011Cite: “Hemeroscopium House / ENSAMBLE STUDIO” 21 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 April 2011 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Sam & Mark become Whizz-Kidz’ first Patrons Tagged with: Celebrity 29 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Children’s TV presenters Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes have become the first official patrons of Whizz-Kidz. The BAFTA nominated pair – better known as Sam & Mark – have been working with the charity since 2010.Their fundraising and promotional activity has already included performing an exclusive tribute gig in aid of Mark’s late nephew (a beneficiary of Whizz-Kidz) and attending wheelchair skills training sessions and meeting young ambassadors. Rhodes ran the Virgin London Marathon for the charity in 2011. They will both be starting the charity’s Neon Nightwalk on 1 July.Ruth Owen, Whizz-Kidz CEO said: “The celebrated pair are fantastic ambassadors for the charity, who have already done a great deal to raise awareness of our work supporting disabled young people – and have proved their fundraising credentials by raising almost £10,000 that will grant disabled children their independent mobility.“Sam & Mark are firm favourites of many of the young people and families we work with, and represent the spirit of Whizz-Kidz; all kids deserve fun and full childhoods. We look forward to working much more closely with them both”.www.whizz-kidz.org.uk
Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ Aardvark closes, Christ Chapel relocates TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ Michelle Ross is a senior Journalism and Communication Studies double major from Austin, Texas. When she is not in the newsroom, she loves to dance, go on random adventures and pet dogs on campus. Previous articleCenter for International Studies continues to improve study abroad programsNext articleRaising money to ‘Sink Out’ arthritis Michelle Ross RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Classroom technology frustrates faculty, students Michelle Ross ReddIt printThe broken stair climbers are gone and students and faculty members with the desire to climb now have updated machines to workout on.On Monday, the TCU Recreation Center (REC) received five new TechnoGym climbers after students and faculty members complained about the number of broken stair climbers this past year, said Ryan Keller, a TCU Fitness director.The new TechnoGym climbers are technology savvy and burn more calories because the machine is a stepmill instead of the traditional stair climber. Stepmills are constructed similar to treadmills and act as a rotating staircase that uses someone’s body weight as resistance, whereas the stair climber allows people to set their resistance level, Keller said. Students running on the new treadmills from TechnoGym.Photo Credit: Michelle Ross“I love the new climbers because the TVs finally work and the climbers come with different exercise routines such as calf raises,” Kristen Salas Mationg, a senior political science major, said. Zoe Stovall, a sophomore speech pathology major, said, “These new machines are a lot smoother and make me work harder.”Keller said the old stair climbers were only three to four years old, but they kept breaking often and left many people unable to climb or having to wait in line for the few climbers that worked.“I was disappointed a lot because the stair climbers were either all being used or broken,” Stovall said. “So, I would just end up doing mat workouts, running on the treadmill and doing the elliptical instead, which I didn’t like as much.”To prevent more people from becoming disappointed, Keller said the REC would constantly repair the broken stair climbers, but they kept breaking. “I don’t know why they broke so often, but it was time for an update.”Keller said he talked to other campus REC centers and traveled to multiple trade shows in New Jersey and Los Angeles to find the best quality workout machines. Exercise challenges and new features are included with the new machine.Photo Credit: Michelle Ross“I looked at a lot of brands across the country, but TechnoGym had good support and was aesthetically pleasing compared to others,” he said. “It was a high-quality machine, so we ordered it.”The order took 12 weeks because the machines came from Italy, but the wait was worth it, Keller said. “I’ve heard nothing but excitement for these new machines.”Depending on the success of the five new stepmills, Keller said the REC might buy more since it’s the second most popular cardio activity on campus. The most popular is the standard treadmill.The TCU REC also bought five new treadmills, one upper body ergometer, one self-powered treadmill with resistance and two recumbent bikes all from Technogym. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin Rec center app aims to make scheduling workouts easier Linkedin + posts 41st Jazz Festival gives guest musicians a chance to perform Facebook Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ Twitter ReddIt Facebook
Twitter Pinterest TAGS WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleTREKSTOR fait don de 100 000 respirateurs FFP2 à Tafel Deutschland e.V.Next articleFormer Accenture Digital Group CEO, Mike Sutcliff, joins mce Advisory Board Digital AIM Web Support Facebook WhatsApp Worldwide Vascular Graft Industry to 2025 – Increasing Prevalence of Lifestyle-related Disorders is Driving Growth – ResearchAndMarkets.com DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– The “Vascular Graft Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2020 – 2025)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. A vascular graft is a surgical procedure that redirects blood flow from one area of the body to another by reconnecting the blood vessels. Key factors contributing to the market growth are rising prevalence of cardiac diseases, increasing prevalence of diabetes and end-stage renal diseases, coronary artery disease (CAD), hypertension, and cardiac aneurysms. Apart from the mentioned factors, genetic and hereditary factors, unhealthy lifestyle, alcohol consumption, and tobacco smoking, among others are expected to increase the demand for vascular grafts over the period. A low reimbursement rate and rising out-of-pocket expenses in an emerging economies can restrain market growth. Companies MentionedAbbott LaboratoriesB. Braun Melsungen AGBard Peripheral Vascular Inc. (BD)Cardinal Health (Cordis Corporation)Cook MedicalCryolifeGetinge GroupLeMaitre Vascular IncMedtronic PLCTerumo Medical CorporationW.L. Gore & Associates Inc Key Market Trends Application in Kidney Failure is Expected to Register Robust Growth The global prevalence of end-stage renal diseases (ESRD) is high and increasing at a significant rate. In 2017, 697.5 million cases of all-stage CKD were recorded, for a global prevalence of 9.1%, as per Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. It is found that chronic kidney diseases (CKD) may develop over many years leading to ESRD and lead to kidney failure. As per a 2018 report by the L. Y. Wong et al., published in International Journal of Nephrology, from 2007 to 2017 increased from approximately 12% to 17% and is further expected to increase to approximately 24% by 2035. Kidney Failure is treated by replacing kidney through a kidney transplant. This process uses vascular grafts. The renal vessel is reconstructed in kidney transplantation using vascular grafts. Hence, increasing incidence of end-stage kidney failure is expected to increase the demand for vascular grafts as well, which will help the growth of the market. North America is Expected to Retain Largest Market Share During the Forecast Period North America dominates the vascular graft market. North America maintained its dominant share due to the high prevalence rate of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and chronic kidney disease. Presence of reimbursement coverage and availability of state-of-the-art healthcare infrastructure are driving the growth of this market in North America. Asia-Pacific is anticipated to show the fastest growth during the forecast period due to increasing incidences of cardiovascular disease and diabetes and improving healthcare infrastructure. Key Topics Covered: 1 INTRODUCTION 2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 4 MARKET DYNAMICS 4.1 Market Overview 4.2 Market Drivers 4.2.1 Increasing Prevalence of Lifestyle-related Disorders 4.2.2 Technological Advancements in the Scaffold Material and Design of Vascular Grafts 4.3 Market Restraints 4.3.1 Unfavorable Reimbursement Scenario 4.3.2 High Risk Associated with Graft Failures 4.4 Porter’s Five Force Analysis 5 MARKET SEGMENTATION 5.1 By Product 5.1.1 Hemodialysis Access Graft 5.1.2 Endovascular Stent Graft 5.1.3 Peripheral Vascular Graft 5.1.4 Coronary Artery By-pass Graft 5.2 By Application 5.2.1 Aneurysms 5.2.2 Kidney Failure 5.2.3 Vascular Occlusion 5.2.4 Coronary Artery Diseases 5.2.5 Other Applications 5.3 By Raw Material 5.3.1 Synthetic Raw Material 5.3.2 Biological Raw Material 5.4 Geography 5.4.1 North America 5.4.2 Europe 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific 5.4.4 Middle-East and Africa 5.4.5 South America 6 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 6.1 Company Profiles 6.1.1 Abbott Laboratories 6.1.2 B. Braun Melsungen AG 6.1.3 Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc. (BD) 6.1.4 Cardinal Health (Cordis Corporation) 6.1.5 Cook Medical 6.1.6 Cryolife 6.1.7 Getinge Group 6.1.8 LeMaitre Vascular Inc 6.1.9 Medtronic PLC 6.1.10 Terumo Medical Corporation 6.1.11 W.L. Gore & Associates Inc 7 MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/m4ba29 View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005896/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BIOTECHNOLOGY SURGERY MEDICAL DEVICES HEALTH CARDIOLOGY SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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News UpdatesLokayukta Adding Persons As Parties To A Proceeding Exercising Suo Motu Power Without Giving Prior Notice Does Not Violate Principles Of Natural Justice: Bombay HC Nitish Kashyap17 Sep 2020 10:16 PMShare This – xThe High Court of Bombay at Goa has ruled that principles of natural justice are not violated if the Institution of Lokayukta decides to implead certain persons as parties to a proceeding in exercise of suo-motu power.Justice DS Naidu dismissed a writ petition filed by members of a panchayat who were added as parties on the allegation of helping the Sarpanch in committing certain illegal…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe High Court of Bombay at Goa has ruled that principles of natural justice are not violated if the Institution of Lokayukta decides to implead certain persons as parties to a proceeding in exercise of suo-motu power.Justice DS Naidu dismissed a writ petition filed by members of a panchayat who were added as parties on the allegation of helping the Sarpanch in committing certain illegal acts. Court concluded that giving notice to every proposed party inevitably results in delay and “docket deluge clogging the judicial avenues, is an unaffordable luxury.” Case BackgroundA complaint was filed before the Lokayukta about the illegalities allegedly committed by a Gram Panchayat. From the beginning, the Sarpanch and Deputy Sarpanch have been on record as the respondents. The allegations revolve around the shifting of a bar license from one house to another and issuing of an NOC for running a general store in that particular house. The house to which the bar license was shifted and to which NOC was granted for running a general store, in the Lokayukta’s prima facie observation, is an illegal structure. It belongs to the Sarpanch. The authorities initiated no action, though the complainants brought the illegalities to their notice. So the aggrieved persons complained to Lokayukta. The beneficiary of the illegal acts is said to be the very Sarpanch. At the preliminary stage, the Lokayukta has found the complaint as neither frivolous nor vexatious. Instead, it has found sufficient and reasonable grounds to proceed further. Moreover, it has found that some panchayat members helped the Sarpanch, by passing a resolution within no legal basis. Therefore, Lokayukta invoked Rule 9 of the Goa Lokayukta Rules 2012 and “deemed just and proper to add the panchayat members” as respondents for it deciding “effectively and completely the question involved”. After adding those panchayat members as the additional respondents, Lokayukta issued notice to them under Section 13 (1) of the Goa Lokayukta Act 2011.Thus, the present writ petition was filed questioning the ‘procedural impropriety’ in Lokayukta adding them as parties to the proceedings.JudgmentAdvocate A Kakodkar appeared on behalf of the petitioners and submitted that Lokayukta’s order, dated March 9, 2020, offends the principles of natural justice. He added that Section 12 provides an opportunity of hearing to the respondents during the preliminary inquiry. Though the expression used is ‘may’, it shall be read as ‘shall’. If the Lokayukta finds the complaint frivolous, it does not proceed with the main investigation. That is, it discharges the respondent. Now, the petitioners have missed out on that step for lack of notice, Kakodkar submitted.He also contended that Rule 9 of the Rules requires the Lokayukta to follow the procedural safeguards as set out under Rule 10 of Order I of CPC in impleading a person. According to him, the Lokayukta’s suo motu power to add parties finds no exemption from the grasp of natural justice. Therefore, pre-impleadment notice must be read into the procedure even under Rule 10 of Order I of CPC, Kakodkar submitted relying on several decisions.On the other hand, Advocate Nigel Da Costa Frias, appeared on behalf of the original complainants in the matter and submitted that there is no question of natural justice violation. To elaborate, he submits that once the petitioners enter appearance before Lokayukta, they can articulate all their pleas and convince the Institution why they should not be proceeded against. Thus, no prejudice is caused to the petitioners, either, Adv Costa Frias argued.After hearing submissions of all parties, Court examined the Goa Lokayukta Act 2011 and Goa Lokayukta Rules, 2012 and said-“The Lokayukta sets out to investigate under three circumstances: (1) On a Government’s reference under Section 9(2); (2) on a Complaint by any person other than a public functionary; and (3) suo motu.Moreover,”Under Section 12 (Lokayukta Act), the Lokayukta may “make such preliminary inquiry as he deems fit”. It is “for ascertaining whether there exists reasonable ground for [his] conducting an investigation.” The tenor of the provision reveals that the preliminary inquiry is optional, but if it takes place a finding on the nature of the complaint is mandatory. As to the procedure to be adopted in the preliminary inquiry, sub-section (2) provides the answer. The procedure “shall be such as the Lokayukta or Upa-Lokayukta deems appropriate in the circumstances of the case”. Indeed, if—only if —the Institution “deems it necessary”, it will “call for the comments of the public functionary concerned.” Therefore, the notice before the preliminary inquiry, as contended by the petitioners, cannot be mandatory, and ‘may’ cannot be read as ‘shall’.”In addition to this, Justice Naidu said that indisputably, Rule 10 of Order 1 of CPC empowers the court to implead a party suo motu if it reckons that the party’s presence is necessary or proper. It may be against the wish of the plaintiff, the so called dominus litus, or the defendants already on record, who may, technically speaking, feel embarrassed with the proposed party’s presence. If put on notice, even the proposed party may object. But none of these three eventualities deters the court from exercising its suo motu power, Court concluded.In conclusion, before dismissing the petition, Justice Naidu noted-“This approach—not notifying the proposed party before his impleadment—also serves a public purpose. The court’s suo motu statutory power remaining unimpaired even in the face of objections, pre-impleadment notice only results in further delay. Even in the age of instant communication, now termed an era of infodemic, service of notice and summons is the single most time-consuming process or the procedural hassle every court faces. For courts are the last bastions to fall to techno-invasion. It has taken a pandemic, almost. Put plainly, notice to every proposed party inevitably results in delay. Docket deluge clogging the judicial avenues, it is an unaffordable luxury. Instead, if proposed parties are brought on record, not every one of them objects. Yet those who want to object can always do so, as do the defendants or respondents on record from inception. Thus, the delays stand minimised. Under these circumstances, I see no merit in the petitioners’ contentions. The Lokayukta’s order suffers from no legal infirmity, including that of violating the principles of natural justice.”Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
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