23 Jun

Hotshot: Leinster prop Andrew Porter

first_img Date of birth 16 January 1996 Country IrelandTell us about your rugby background… My dad, Ernest, introduced me to rugby at five. He played for Old Wesley and was my coach there. I stayed with Old Wesley until I started secondary school at St Andrew’s College. It’s not much of a rugby school but our team did quite well.Did you play other sports? Yes, but I had my heart set on rugby from the get-go.When did you link up with Leinster? Not until the U20s. I started at UCD and joined the Leinster sub-academy and then went up to the full academy.When did you first play for Ireland? I played Ireland U18 Schools, then two years at U20.Do you have good memories of last year’s U20 World Championship? TAGS: Leinster LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS RW Verdict: Porter is out of the U20 age grade now and is making his mark with Leinster. An economics student at UCD, he has brains as well as brawn and will go far.This article first appeared in the April 2017 issue of Rugby World. For the latest subscription offers, click here. Learn more about Andrew Porter – an Irish front-rower being tipped for big things Definitely. We were the first Irish team to get to the final and, without taking away from the seniors, the first male Ireland team to beat New Zealand!You made the tournament’s Dream Team at the end… It’s great to be recognised on a world stage.Who was a big influence? My dad and my strength and conditioning coach at St Andrew’s, David Jones.What are your aims this season? It was to get my first cap for Leinster in the Pro12 and that was a surprise when I got it early. The big thing is to keep pushing for starts, to get more experience. The Six Nations (when others are away) is hopefully a good opportunity to show my ability. Handiwork: Andrew Porter shows his handling skills in Leinster training. Photo: Getty Images last_img read more

17 Jun

V21K01 / Pasel.Kuenzel

first_img Houses Projects Year:  The Netherlands Architects: Pasel.Kuenzel Area Area of this architecture project V21K01 / Pasel.KuenzelSave this projectSaveV21K01 / Pasel.Kuenzel ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/50563/v21k01-pasel-kuenzel Clipboard ArchDaily Save this picture!© Marcel van der Burg+ 21 Share Area:  170 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project V21K01 / Pasel.Kuenzel CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Leiden, The Netherlands “COPY” “COPY” CopyAbout this officePasel.KuenzelOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentLeidenHousesThe NetherlandsPublished on February 23, 2010Cite: “V21K01 / Pasel.Kuenzel” 23 Feb 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave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 Photographs:  Marcel van der Burg Text description provided by the architects. Up until recently it was rather uncommon in the Netherlands for non-professionals to develop private housing projects in an inner city context. In times of crisis however, the present Dutch government strives to put an end to this tradition by stimulating private investments in urban agglomerations. According to a Charta of the Ministry of Housing and Spatial Planning, one third of all new housing developments in the Netherlands must be developed by private clients. Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood Finishes in Landaburu BordaCoffee tablesBoConceptLos Angeles Lounge Table 6220WindowsJansenWindows – Jansen-Economy 50The development of the former slaughterhouse area in the historical city centre of Leiden, the Netherlands’ oldest university town, is the biggest and the most representative example of its kind.Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgThe remarkable house V21K01 of pasel.kuenzel architects is located on the edge of the historical city and is a new interpretation of the classical Dutch housing typology of the 19th century. Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgThe skilfully detailed façade made from anthracite pre-patinated zinc, echoes the brick facades of the neighbouring buildings in a confident and contemporary way, without neglecting neither the scale nor the craftsmanship of its historical ancestors. Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgV21K01 is composed of two utterly different stories that allow reading the daily routine of the clients from the outside and that is crowned by a royal roof-deck. Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgWhereas the rather closed and intimate ground floor contains a specific sequence of spaces, the first floor is designed as a more generic space, a real Bel-Etage with a floor-to-ceiling glazed façade! The adjacent existing façades of the neighbouring buildings serve as visual limitations of the space itself and place the house in a very direct way in its historical context. Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgFinally the generous roof terrace crowns the house and establishes a stunning visual link above the rooftops between the building and the towers and windmills of Leidens’ historical centre.Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgProject gallerySee allShow less2012 Yeosu World Exposition Big-O International Idea Competition WinnerArticlesNorthwich Vision Cultural Centre Proposal / SVESMI AtelierArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/50563/v21k01-pasel-kuenzel Clipboard Photographs 2010last_img read more

12 Jun

Appeal court upholds cyber-dissident Li Changqing’s three-year sentence

first_img News ChinaAsia – Pacific June 23, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal court upholds cyber-dissident Li Changqing’s three-year sentence Organisation RSF_en ——————26.01.2006Li Changqing gets three years in prison for “alarmist information”Reporters Without Borders today condemned the three-year prison sentence that was passed yesterday by the Gulou district people’s court in the city of Fuzhou (in the southeastern province of Fujian) on journalist Li Changqing for providing “alarmist information” to Boxun (www.boxun.com), a news website based aboard.A former journalist with Fuzhou Daily, Li intends to appeal, said his lawyer, Mo Shaoping. “The verdict evaded key facts and was greatly influenced by factors outside the law,” Mo added. The news agency Reuters tried unsuccessfully to get further details or a comment from the court. Li’s wife could not be reached yesterday.Reporters Without Borders reiterated its call for the release of Li and the 86 other journalists and Internet users detained in China.————————————————————-20.01.2006Journalist tried for posting “alarmist” reports on foreign websitesReporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today about the current crackdown on independent reporters after Li Changqing, the former deputy editor of Fuzhou Daily, was tried yesterday on charges of publishing “fabricated” and “alarmist” reports on websites based abroad. No verdict was announced at the end of the trial, and Reporters Without Borders called for his acquittal.“Exposing corruption or providing information about public health crises is part of a journalist’s work,” the press freedom organisation said. “Denying the media the right to investigate such issues means treating them as mere mouthpieces of the government.”Arrested on 3 February 2005, Li was initially accused of “subverting the state” but, according to his lawyer, Mo Shaoping, the prosecutor had no evidence to support this accusation so Li was finally charged with fabricating an alarmist report about dengue fever in the eastern city of Fuzhou that was posted on the Boxun.com website. The Washington Post quoted Mo as saying the report was written by the site’s editors using information provided by Li.According to his family, Li is really being punished for writing articles supporting a Chinese official, Huang Jigao, who wrote an open letter in 2004 criticising local government corruption. Mo said the verdict ought to be announced by 15 February.A total of 32 journalists and some 50 cyber-dissidents are currently imprisoned in China. On 17 January, three journalists were given sentences of up to 10 years in prison for writing about land confiscations in the southeastern province of Zhejiang. See:http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=16192 China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on China Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimescenter_img News ————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org News to go further According to Boxun, a news website based aboard, an appeal court in the city of Fuzhou (in the southeastern province of Fujian) has upheld the three-year prison sentence which Li Changqing received in January for allegedly fabricating and disseminating “alarmist information” on the Internet.Arrested in February 2005, Li is currently in Yongan prison, where he has undergone a “course of adaptation to prison life.” For the first time since his arrest, his wife was able to visit him on 15 June. She said he had a stomach inflammation and was very weak. News April 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more