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DH House / UZ architecture

first_img Houses Taiwan (ROC) Architects: UZ architecture Area Area of this architecture project Area:  101 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921302/dh-house-uz-architecture Clipboard Year:  ArchDaily Photographs:  Addison Ow Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projectscenter_img CopyHouses•Taiwan (ROC) ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921302/dh-house-uz-architecture Clipboard 2018 Save this picture!© Addison Ow+ 27Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share DH House / UZ architecture Manufacturers: Hao Lai, SwansSave this picture!© Addison OwRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. We came in contact with the DH House through a very close client, who wanted to build a special affordable budget retirement home for him and his wife.With this as the starting point, the project takes a simple form with many low tech design strategies to reach its current state.Save this picture!© Addison OwSave this picture!1F planSave this picture!© Addison OwThe client´s site is located in the center of Taiwan, on the top of a mountain in between two valleys. The existing piece of land was a highly complex and hilly terrain with a community site limitation that didn’t allow us to make any big land modifications. Therefore, taking advantage of the astonishing views of the valleys, maintaining privacy from the public road and strategically orientating the building in the hot and humid Taiwan climate became the major site factors for this project.Save this picture!© Addison OwSave this picture!elevationSave this picture!© Addison OwIn terms of building methods, there are two main constraints that ultimately shaped the project. Firstly, due to the low technical capacity of the workers in the local area, we had simplify the design in order to ensure the project can be executed. Secondly, difficult access to the site for large construction vehicles. Due to this factor, we opted for a more flexible and lightweight metal structure as the optimum construction method for this project.Save this picture!© Addison OwThe project is formed by a 5m x 16m volume with a North – South orientation that “flies” over the terrain, creating a covered parking/outdoor terrace space. The whole volume has a double pitched roof without a drainage channel, proving to be very helpful during the typhoon season while giving the volume a more solid appearance.Save this picture!© Addison OwOn the North side, the pitched roof extends outward by 80cm to provide shade for the large windows of the master bedroom and bathroom. Allowing the space to have total privacy but still have full panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.Save this picture!© Addison OwOn the South side, public areas of the house are designed with views of the second valley and existing public road. With regards to the material of the facade and the roof, both are covered with the same standing seam metal system. The only change to this system occurs on the inside of the eaves where we went with a rougher metal finish.Save this picture!© Addison OwProject gallerySee allShow lessHangzhou Shengli Primary School Affiliated Kindergarten / UADSelected ProjectsStonewood House / Breathe ArchitectureSelected Projects Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeUZ architectureOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMiaoliTaiwan (ROC)Published on July 27, 2019Cite: “DH House / UZ architecture” 26 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?DH 退休小屋 / UZ architecture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 DH House / UZ architectureSave this projectSaveDH House / UZ architecturelast_img read more

Marquez seals third MotoGP title with victory in Japan

first_img(BBC) – Marc Marquez sealed his third MotoGP world championship by winning the Japan Grand Prix on Sunday.The Spaniard finished the 24-lap race in 42 minutes 34.610 seconds, 2.992secs ahead of Andrea Dovizioso and 4.104secs ahead of Maverick Vinales.His nearest challengers in the title standings, Yamaha pair Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, both crashed out.Honda rider Marquez, 23, is the youngest man to win three premier class world championship titles.“It was difficult to concentrate [after Rossi and Lorenzo crashed out],” said Marquez. “I am really happy. Really happy with my team.”There are still three races to go this season, starting with next weekend’s Australian Grand Prix.Seven-time world champion Valentino Rossi began Sunday’s race 52 points behind Marc MarquezMarquez began the race from second on the grid behind Italian Rossi, with last season’s champion Lorenzo also starting on the front row.It was the latter who seized control in the early stages before Marquez overtook him on the fourth lap.With 19 laps remaining, Rossi’s challenge was ended as he slipped on the tarmac at a hair-pin bend on turn 10.Lorenzo would follow him out of the race with five laps to go as he also slipped on the track, this time at the V-shaped left-handed turn nine.This left Marquez to go on and claim the race and the title.last_img read more

Guardiola welcomes Man City trophy challenge despite fixture pile-up

first_img“I prefer it, definitely,” he said. “I like to be in the four competitions as far as possible. When Wigan put us out of the FA Cup last season I was sad.”Guardiola revealed conversations are ongoing regarding the possibility of extending Vincent Kompany’s contract. The club captain’s existing deal expires in the summer, when the Belgian is also due a testimonial after more than a decade with the club.“We are considering it, we are talking about that,” Guardiola said of a possible new deal.“I would like it. He’s our captain. Eleven years here. We saw in the last two games the huge quality and personality he has to play. The only problem with Vincent is one — his injury problems.“One-against-one absolutely we are better with Vincent. Every central defender has his own quality but there’s no doubt Vincent has something special with his charisma, winning the duels. It’s incredible. He’s one of the best central defenders I’ve ever seen. The problem is whether he’s fit.” Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola says he welcomes Manchester City’s multi-pronged trophy assault, even though title rivals Liverpool have only the Premier League and Champions League to focus on.City face Burton in the semi-finals of the League Cup on Wednesday, days after demolishing Rotherham 7-0 to advance to the fourth round of the FA Cup.But Liverpool, who sit four points clear of City in the Premier League, have just two competitions left to worry about after a much-weakened side were knocked out of the FA Cup by Wolves on Monday.“If everyone is fit and not injured we can cope with it,” Guardiola said.“The problem is if you have 10 injured players, it’s almost impossible. When everyone is fit, it’s better. Without that competition, if we had just one competition to play in, I could play with the same 11 or same 12.“Now everyone is involved. The players don’t know who will play against Burton. Then after four days we have another final at home to Wolves.”Guardiola said he would rather be fighting on multiple fronts as he believes momentum can apply across all competitions.center_img FILE PHOTO: Pep Guardiolalast_img read more

Bedfordshire school wins national team title

first_img Three boys from Bedfordshire’s Vandyke Upper School have won the English Schools’ Team Golf Championship at Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire.Brandon Waddington, Edward Stephenson, Andres Valentine (pictured left to right) claimed the national title with their team score of 76 stableford points – three better than their closest challengers.The boys, all aged 15 and members of Leighton Buzzard Golf Club, had to master very difficult conditions on the Bracken course, which was hard and bouncy after the long dry spell.The runners-up were Gravesend Grammar School, Kent, represented by Jack Dalley and Oliver Lewis-Perkins of Mid-Kent Golf Club, with Lucas Dennison of Rochester & Cobham Park Golf Club.Thomas Telford School, Shropshire, took third place with 72 points, on countback from two Lancashire schools: Lancaster Royal Grammar School and Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Blackburn. Thomas Telford – last year’s runners up – was again represented by Nathan Bond of Horsehay Village Golf Club. This year he teamed up with fellow club member Joe Hedges and Jack Edwards of Shifnal Golf Club.The winner of the Tom Ward Cup for the best individual score was Jessica Murphy from The Purbeck School in Dorset. The 13-year-old from Bulbury Woods Golf Club scored 40 points, two better than Stephenson and Valentine.For full scores click here Tags: English Schools’, Woodhall Spa 18 Jul 2018 Bedfordshire school wins national team title last_img read more

The dancing warhorses of Africa

first_imgThe Lipizzaner: from skilled warhorse toBaroque dancer. Favory Prescianaperforms the Capriole. The School Quadrille, with NeapolitanoRomida and Pam Rogers, Maestoso Erdemand Simone Howarth, Favory Erdem andHeidi Wagner, Favory Presciana andMargaret Mackay, Pluto Montenegra andLesley Steven, and Favory Arva and KerryPlumstead. Maestoso Erdem performing the Levade. Young stallion Maestoso Antonija.(Images: Steven Booth)Jennifer SternThe dancing white stallions of Kyalami are the only recognised proponents, outside of Austria, of the spectacular art of high school dressage performed at the Spanish Riding School of Vienna. They perform regularly on Sunday mornings at their base near Johannesburg all through the year, except when they are on tour.Recently, they spent a week in Cape Town, putting on five performances at Grand West Casino. More than 8000 people flocked to the Grand Arena over the four days to watch the discipline, the dedication and the incredible power and grace of these phenomenal horses. And how they got to the southern tip of Africa is a fascinating story.The breed dates back to the seventh century, originating in Spain where native horses were interbred with North African Barbs brought by the Moors when they expanded into Europe.The result was the Andalusian, a horse particularly well-suited to war, being strong, calm, tractable and courageous. Towards the end of the 16th century the Hapsburg emperor Maximillian II established a stud for these sought-after horses at Kladrub in Austria, while his brother, Archduke Charles II, set up a similar one at Lipizza, now Lipica.Here that the Andalusians were interbred with native Karst horses, Neapolitans from Italy, and other Spanish breeds to eventually produce the horse we know today as the Lipizzaner.Fighting skillsLike their forebears the Andelusians, Lipizzaners were war horses, and were taught a range of difficult skills that gave them an advantage on the battle-field in the heyday of cavalry. These included changing direction rapidly and surely at the merest suggestion of a leg or hand aid from their rider. They could stand up on their hind legs on command, so the rider could scan the battlefield. Most impressive of all, they could, if surrounded by infantry, leap into the air, kicking back to scatter hapless foot soldiers.The art of training war horses in these and other manoeuvres developed into the discipline of dressage, now an Olympic sport and far removed from its military origins.The emergence of the Lipizzaner breed coincided with the Baroque era, characterised by a love of elaborate embellishment and flamboyant opulence. Music, dance, fashion, art and architecture all took a turn for the lavish, and ostentation was de rigueur.In these sumptuous times those martial skills were turned to a less bellicose purpose, and it became quite the thing to have magnificently turned out white war horses dancing to the music of the day.This fashion culminated in the establishment of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna – so named because Lipizzaners were still called Spanish Horses. The school was housed in the elaborate Winter Riding School, designed by renowned Baroque architect Joseph Emanuel Fischer von Erlach. It took six years to build and was completed in 1735.But Europe has not always been a peaceful place, and the last two centuries have not gone smoothly for the dancing white horses. During the Napoleonic wars of the late 1700s they were moved three times, and even briefly captured by Napoleon. They were moved again in the First World War, after which they were divided between Italy and Austria.Rescue at warBut it was during the Second World War that they faced their biggest threat. Trapped between the advancing Russians, the retreating Germans and half the starving peasantry of Europe, the horses were in serious danger of landing up in the camp kitchen of one army or another. That would have been a sad and strangely ironic ending for the perfect war horse – fed to the troops at the end of the era of mounted warfare.Luckily US General George S Patton, a skilled equestrian who had competed in the first modern pentathlon at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, was persuaded to use his troops and equipment to rescue the Lipizzaners.It was one of those amazing coincidences. Alois Podhajsky, director of the Spanish Riding School, had competed against Paton in the Olympics. Knowing the general was a keen equestrian, Podhajsky invited him to a private Lipizzaner performance.After that, Paton had no choice. He had to do whatever he could to ensure the horses’ survival.The story of the rescue was immortalised in Disney’s 1963 movie The Miracle of the White Stallions. Interestingly, the brightly coloured Baroque red uniforms that the Lipizzaner riders wear in South Africa were inspired by the movie.Disney Studios decided that the drab brown uniforms of the Spanish Riding School were too dull for the production so they got their wardrobe people to run up something a little more cheerful. And the tradition continues in South Africa.Coming to AfricaAfter the Second World War Count Elemer Jankovich-Besan, who had owned a Lipizzaner stud in Hungary, moved to South Africa with what was left of his breeding stock, settling in Mooi River in what is today the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.In 1951, at the Royal Agricultural Show in Pietermaritzburg, Jankovich-Besan met a Polish immigrant, a retired cavalry officer called George Iwanowski. He gave him a horse to train, and it wasn’t long before Iwanowski hit on the idea of establishing a team of performing horses similar to those in Vienna.He bought some land in Kyalami, and started recruiting prospective riders in the early 1960s. It’s hard work riding and training horses at that level, and it takes up a large part of the day. Also – there was no pay, and he realised he was going to struggle to find men of the right calibre.So he recruited a group of women riders. That doesn’t sound at all strange today, but then it was a daring idea, especially as all the riders at the Spanish Riding School were men – and most ex-military. It was only in 2008 that the first two female riders joined the team in Vienna.So the perfectionist ex-military cavalry officer started training his band of ladies, who juggled a rigorous riding and training schedule with keeping house, ferrying children to and from school and generally holding the domestic fort together. Yet all the horses used in the performance are stallions. The mares are all barefoot and pregnant back at the stud farm, which has since been moved to near Hartebeespoort Dam.Iwanowski was a hard taskmaster, but according to veteran Lipizzaner rider and trainer Gill Meyer, who rode with the team from 1962 to 1993, “he was always the perfect gentleman, always meticulously dressed, and scrupulously punctual”.Those early days were hard. They travelled everywhere by train, and money was always tight. Meyer describes a previous trip to Cape Town in the 1970s. The horses were stabled at Kenilworth Race Course, and the performances were at Maynardville, in Wynberg. Just before they were due to leave for the evening performance, the horse truck broke down.Undaunted, Iwanowski ordered them to mount up, in their full Baroque costumes of red tailcoats and top hats, and they rode to Maynardville through the streets of Cape Town.Dancing for their supperThe Lipizzaner show is more organised today, but money remains tight. In fact, the South African Lipizzaners went through another rescue recently – this time financial. In January 2008 the Lipizzaner Centre was due to close due to a serious lack of funds, but four enterprising horse lovers bit the proverbial financial bullet and took over the whole operation.Nearly a year later they are servicing, and slowly reducing, the debt they inherited, and the beautiful white stallions continue to dance for their supper. As well as the weekly Kyalami performances, they’ve done 26 shows at the Gold Reef City entertainment complex in Johannesburg, a number of smaller performances, and corporate events.A highlight of the year was a performance to mark their 60th anniversary – at the Royal Agricultural Show in Pietermaritzburg, where Elemer Jankovich-Besan first met George Iwanowski. Here they were accompanied by those other masters of survival – the Soweto String Quartet.They’ve also performed with the Drakensberg Boys Choir, and the trip to Cape Town was part of their mission to do enough performances to keep them going. While they do get some funding from the Friends of the Lipizzaner, they must perform to earn their keep. It’s not cheap feeding all those hungry mouths – there’s a reason for the cliché “eats like a horse”.Taking the floorIt took 21 hours to drive from Johannesburg to Cape Town, and it’s not restful. The horses have to concentrate to keep their balance the whole time, so they were pretty tired when they arrived at their new home – a small, temporary stable yard built in the parking lot at Grand West.That was the easy part, though. The hard part about performing indoors is the surface. Grand West’s Grand Arena, which has seen more superstars than superstuds, has a cement floor, which is clearly not a good base for leaping and jumping into the air – well not for a horse, anyway.So Grand West called in Ann Dalton, events manager for AgriExpo. As well as building the temporary stable yard, she had to plan and build an arena with a safe surface for the horses.Singer Helmut Lotti finished his last performance on the Sunday night, immediately after which the Grand West team cleared the arena and flew the lights for the Lipizzaner event, finishing at 7:30am on Monday. At 8am Dalton and her team moved in. They recoated the floor with 288 cubic metres of laterite clay mixed with 500 bags of wood shavings, to provide a non-slip surface with some give.The horses arrived at lunch time on the Tuesday for their first rehearsal, which doubled as a leg stretch after the long journey, and performed on the completed arena surface at 6pm that night. The arena needs to be remixed with a rotovator every morning to maintain its spring, and then it’s ironed flat by a huge steel I-beam pulled by a tractor.It’s hard work, but it’s worth it. When the lights dim and the spotlights focus on the entrance through the enormous red velvet curtains, a hush falls.Then the music starts, and the magnificent white horses prance in – tails held high, dancing, and incredibly light on their feet for such powerful animals. They move like a coiled spring, as they prance on the spot, in a slow but controlled piaff, and seem to float on the air in an extended trot, with their perfect hooves barely touching the ground.And then they leap in the air, defying gravity, revelling in their power and grace. They seem to lap up the applause, acknowledging it with the merest flick of a forelock. The consummate professionals – war horses, remodelled into dancers.Useful linksThe Lipizzaner CentreSpanish Riding SchoolAgriExpolast_img read more

Press release: GEM Project’s growth impacting lives

first_imgGEM may be a small organisation, but it’s having a huge impact on the world around it! As they celebrate over 7 000 users actively making South Africa a better place on a monthly basis, isn’t it time you learned a little bit more about the people who are in the business of making a difference?So what is GEM?GEM (or Going the Extra Mile) is an awesome way for you to create social change in your community – and then be rewarded for it! Think of it as a loyalty programme for community service. Just download the app, find a cause that suits you, attend one of the events, and earn GEMs (redeemable points) for your good work.Since its launch on Mandela Day 2015, GEM has grown enormously and is now hosting more than 50 community engagement events (monthly), in different cities, where thousands of people are engaging to support tens of thousands of beneficiaries. In the past two years alone it has partnered with over 35 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) countrywide and hosted over 255 social projects, rewarding the involved community volunteers with over 150 000 GEMs so far.A big part of the GEM project’s success comes from a large social media presence, with thousands of social media followers on Twitter and Facebook willing to engage and share the idea that you don’t need to be a superhero or a millionaire to change the world, your time alone is a beautiful thing to give.One of their biggest accomplishments was Nelson Mandela Day 2016, where GEM partnered with Brands South Africa’s ‘Play Your Part’ campaign. Over 2000 employees and volunteers celebrated the South African icon and former president’s life by completing maintenance work and food preparation all over the country, such as at the New Jerusalem Children’s Home in Midrand or celebrating a children’s party at Malaika Orphanage in Hillbrow. They also cleaned the premises of the Ethembeni Children’s Home in the Johannesburg CBD and took part in food drives all around Cape Town (to name a few). It may have been one of the first big GEM undertakings in the country, but it won’t be the last!The app is so easy to use that GEM has over 7 000 active users who play their part weekly in any of the 50 events held each month. This huge reach has encouraged some of the biggest brands in South Africa to collaborate with GEM in order to complete Corporate Social Investment (CSI) that is as practical as it is poignant.How does it work?If you live in Johannesburg, Cape Town or Pretoria, you can simply download the ‘GEM Project’ app on your iOS/Android or dial *120*GEM1# (free of charge) from any phone to get started! You’ll be shown a number of community projects that you can volunteer at, including working with animal shelters, orphanages, soup kitchens or community clean-ups.Choose the one that suits you best and click “attending”. Once you’ve done your volunteer work you’ll receive your GEMs (1 GEM = R1), which you can use within thirty days to buy airtime, data, electricity and movie tickets! And now, thanks to new partners interested in such an innovative way to contribute to society, you can also redeem them for KFC, Shoprite, Vida é Caffe and Checkers eVouchers.The beginningsGEM was officially launched in September 2014 by co-founders Camilo Ramada, a pioneer in the field of mobile payments, and David Shields, a strategist in media, public relations and digital marketing.The two men were discussing how difficult it was for people to change their socio-economic status and become financially inclusive if the work they COULD do was not appreciated. “We receive incentives and rewards for so many things, such as shopping at a certain place, or flying a certain airline,” explained Ramada. “Why then not offer incentives for the really important things, such as taking care of babies, helping to paint a school, working in a community garden, making food for the homeless, or cleaning-up neighborhoods?” And so the GEM Rewards platform was born.What’s next?As the Canadian businessman Shawn Casemore once said, “a business that is not growing, after all, is dying”. GEM doesn’t intend to die anytime soon, and as such is expanding its social footprint into other parts of South Africa, including into Durban, Nelspruit and Port Elizabeth.It has also developed and launched ‘GEM Quiz’ on the app and USSD platform, which will allow users to earn GEMS just by answering questions. This is a function that will allow companies to build campaigns and collect data while not losing the fundamental draw of the GEM project – rewarding citizens for their actions!GEM is also proud to announce that a collaboration with WiGroup has led to the creation of GEMs very own API, which means that GEM users are now able to convert their hard-earned GEMs into vouchers that can be used at multiple retailers including Checkers, Shoprite, Pick ‘n Pay and KFC – meaning that your volunteer work is now even MORE rewarding!And finally, keep an eye out for GEM Pay, which will allow users to access financial services in the near future, making money management for the masses that much easier!To find out how you can volunteer for one of GEM’s projects, check out the GEM website and download the app or simply dial *120*GEM1# to get started. You can also follow GEM Project on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Find out more about GEM’s activities below.last_img read more

Manure plot drag line research results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2015 growing season was the 2nd year for a corn post-emergent drag hose study at the OARDC Northwest branch at Holtville. The purpose of this plot is to determine how far along in development the corn crop can be before the damage from a drag hose would rule out sidedressing emerged corn with livestock manure. A 15 foot long drag hose filled with water was used for this study.The six-inch diameter drag hose was pulled across each plot twice (going in opposite directions) at corn vegetative growth stages one through five (stage five was not completed in 2015 due to excessive rainfall). The tractor speed was approximately 4 miles per hour. The plot was replicated four times in a randomized block design.The 2014 plot experienced an unusually dry growing season, especially in the weeks following the drag hose treatments. Total precipitation received by this plot from planting until October 1st was 11.62 inches. The 2015 plot experienced an unusually wet growing season, especially in the weeks during the drag hose treatments. Total precipitation received by this plot from planting until October 1st was 22.12 inches. Corn stagePopulation2014Yield bu/ac2014Population 2015Yield bu/ac20152-year averageBu/acNo drag hose30,166145.131,850167.2156.2V129,660154.331,750166.1160.2V230,166157.932,000153.3155.6V328,933153.931,375172.3163.1V429,264149.723,500123.5136.7V515,366109.8——-—————-The results of this two-year research study suggests corn could be sidedressed with liquid livestock manure, using a drag hose, up to growth stage three (three leaf collars) without a statistically significant yield loss. This study will be repeated in next three seasons to establish a five-year data base.Drag hose corn sidedress from 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oze7YTO4mu4Drag hose corn sidedress 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyHmlpP4rB8Thanks to the Ohio Pork Producers, the Ohio Dairy Research Fund, the Ohio Corn Marketing Program, the Ohio Soybean Council, and the Ohio Environmental Educational Fund for supporting this research.last_img read more

What I Refuse to Believe

first_imgI refuse to believe that some people are incapable of creating value or capturing some of that value. It doesn’t matter where you are now, you can create more value and capture some of that value. It isn’t easy. But it isn’t easy for anyone.I refuse to believe that because somebody comes from nothing that they are doomed to being nothing, that only a few can escape the circumstances of their birth. It doesn’t matter where your are. It matters only that you step onto the path and begin.I refuse to believe that because someone is working in a menial job that they are incapable of far greater things. There is honor in work, and the lessons learned in low paid work build the capacity to work in more demanding jobs later.I refuse to believe that because someone doesn’t have a big enough vision of themselves and what they are capable of now doesn’t mean that they won’t find a larger vision, that they won’t discover their purpose, their life’s meaning.There’s too much evidence to the contrary. Human potential is too great. The fact that we haven’t come close to unleashing this potential doesn’t mean that isn’t there. Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Nowlast_img read more

Former Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra passes away

first_imgFormer Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra passed away in a hospital in Delhi on Monday. He was 82. He had been unwell for the last several months.Dr. Mishra was Chief Minister of the State in 1975, 1980 and in 1989-90. He was the State’s last Congress Chief Minister. In December 1989, the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi made him Chief Minister to control the situation in the wake of the Bhagalpur communal riots. He ruled for 95 days, but could not stop the Janata Dal from coming to power in March 1990.Dr. Mishra, who was affectionately called Doctor Sahib, later joined the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and then moved on to JD(U).He was Agriculture Minister in Prime Minister P.V. Narsimha Rao government at the Center in 1995. His elder brother Lalit Narayan Mishra was Railway Minister in Indira Gandhi’s regime. His son Nitish Mishra was a Minister in Nitish Kumar’s Cabinet, but subsequently joined the BJP.Dr. Mishra, before he joined politics, was an economics professor at Bihar University. He has authored several research papers and books.He courted controversy when his government brought in the draconian “Bihar Press Bill” in 1982, which prohibited the publication, sale and possession of any printed matter that was “scurrilous, grossly indecent or intended for blackmail.” The move was slammed as an attempt to “gag the freedom of the Press.” A year later, however, the bill had to be withdrawn as it did not get the presidential assent.Dr. Mishra was also an accused in the multi-crore fodder scam cases and was convicted in some. But he was granted bail by a court in Ranchi.Chief Minister Nitish Kumar declared a three-day State mourning. Congress president Sonia Gandhi extended her condolences. “As a three-time Congress Chief Minister of Bihar, Union Cabinet Minister and PCC President on many occasions, Dr. Mishra always stood for the interests of the deprived and the marginalised minorities in society,” she said. Dr. Mishra will be cremated with full State honours at his ancestral village Balua Bazar in Supaul district on Wednesday.last_img read more

NRL Touch Premiership: Ladder Update

first_imgHere are the NRL Touch Premiership Ladders, as they stand following the first two days of play. The Knights and Broncos, Men’s and Women’s, are yet to play.Interestingly, all four clubs that have played have one team at the top of a ladder.  Make sure you get to the next games, on 30th June 2018:Knights v Eels at McDonalds Jones Stadium Broncos v Cowboys at Suncorp Stadiumlast_img