Pasaje Cabrer Collective Housing / AFRa

first_img Year:  Projects 2012 Save this picture!© Federico Kulekdjian+ 16 Share Pasaje Cabrer Collective Housing / AFRa ArchDaily Pasaje Cabrer Collective Housing / AFRaSave this projectSavePasaje Cabrer Collective Housing / AFRa ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Buenos Aires, Argentinacenter_img Argentina ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: AFRa Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Photographs:  Federico Kulekdjian Project Team:Pablo Héctor Ferreiro, Saturnino Armendares, Joaquín Ignacio Leunda, Andrés Gomez Muñoz, Roberto Félix DufrechouCollaborators:Martín Boccarini, Horacio DacalConstruction:M3 Construcciones S.A.City:Buenos AiresCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Federico KulekdjianRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. Recurrences: the boundary of public and private, time as a design material, the project as part of a wider whole.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianPasaje Cabrer : An urban void that we decided to consolidate as a courtyard / garden, maintaining the character of the demolished preexistence as a witness of the neighborhood that was.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianThe urban dynamics demand a reformulation of their grounds, in this case making up 3 small units.Save this picture!First Floor PlanA structure that becomes envelope and boundary, with a careful work of formworks, both in their modulation and in their craft, to mark the characteristics of the finishes from their origin.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianFor the public private boundary, a single perforated metal piece (8.66 x 7 meters), folded and rusted, which as a veil, regulates the necessary relations of privacy, marking in its abstract and silent condition, a strong character in the landscape.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianProject gallerySee allShow lessMarch ABI Continues to IncreaseArchitecture NewsSantiago Calatrava’s Florida Polytechnic Building Awarded “Best in Steel Constructio…Architecture News Share “COPY” Houses CopyAbout this officeAFRaOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBuenos AireswoodArgentinaPublished on April 22, 2015Cite: “Pasaje Cabrer Collective Housing / AFRa” [Vivienda Colectiva Pasaje Cabrer / AFRa] 22 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore 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 streamlast_img read more

Sporting agencies urged to apply for funding

first_img Sporting groups throughout Galway are being urged to apply for Lotto funding under the Sports Capital Programme. Fianna Fáil Deputy for Galway East Joe Callanan said he would strongly urge sporting groups across Galway to apply under the programme at the earliest possible date, as each year applications are heavily subscribed. Many groups in the region have seen the clear and tangible benefits of this funding, which has allowed them to put in place much needed facilities and support and also improve on the existing facilities and amenities available, said Deputy Callanan.This has allowed sporting organisations to provide the highest quality of facilities, coaching and resources to our young people and communities, he continued. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sporting agencies urged to apply for funding 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Organisations interested should apply directly to the Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism under the Sports Capital Programme.center_img Howard Lake | 26 January 2006 | News  20 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Irelandlast_img read more

Drainage Project for Flood-Prone O.C. Neighborhood to Start in December

first_imgBy Donald WittkowskiIt is an area of Ocean City where even a small amount of rainfall can leave roadways flooded. In major storms, the surrounding neighborhoods are swamped.But the notoriously flood-prone section of town between 26th and 34th streets is finally slated to receive some relief in the form of $4 million in roadway and drainage improvements.Addressing about 150 residents during a town meeting Tuesday evening, Mayor Jay Gillian said the project is tentatively scheduled to begin in December, after construction contracts are awarded by the city. Completion is expected by Memorial Day, although parts of the multifaceted drainage work could continue beyond then, according to the consulting firm that is overseeing the designs.“By December, I want to have shovels in the ground and get it done. We’ve been talking about it too long,” Gillian said amid a smattering of applause from the audience at the Howard S. Stainton Senior Center.The mayor faced tough questions and some criticism from the crowd. Some residents complained that their flooding concerns are being ignored, others were skeptical whether the drainage improvements will even work and still others want the project expanded to include a larger area.Mayor Jay Gillian told the audience that the project should get underway by December.Gillian responded that he understood their frustration and accepted their criticism, but he stressed that the project should help to alleviate flooding in the neighborhoods between 26th and 34th streets.“Regardless of where we start, you’re going to see improvements,” he said.Gillian pointed to a 2014 drainage project in the city’s Merion Park neighborhood as proof that roadway improvements and new pumping stations can reduce flooding.However, some residents were doubtful about the plans for 26th to 34th streets. One lifelong Ocean City resident, Chap Vail, criticized the proposed project as a “theoretical plan” that consists of little more than dumping flood water into the lagoons and bay instead of coming up with a more comprehensive strategy for solving the problem.“It makes no sense at all,” said Vail, who lives on Bayland Avenue, one of the areas targeted for drainage upgrades.The project’s boundaries are roughly 26th to 34th streets from West Avenue to Bay Avenue. It consists of three major parts, including repaving the streets, installing new pipes to replace some that are 40 to 60 years old and building four pumping stations.The pumping stations, a crucial component of the plan, would help remove stormwater from the neighborhoods and channel it to drainage pipes leading to the bay.The stations will be located at the lagoon end of Bayland Avenue, at 30th Street and Haven Avenue, at the end of 28th Street near the airport and at Bay Avenue by the airport.Craig Wenger, senior associate at Michael Baker International, the consulting firm that is designing the project for the city, noted that the area between 26th and 34th streets is currently vulnerable to flooding even in run-of-the-mill rainstorms. In major storms, the tidal flooding can overwhelm the neighborhoods, he added.Craig Wenger, Senior Associate at Michael Baker International, discussed the relevance of the tides and the amount of rain fall per hour on flooding in the area.“Once it gets over the bulkhead, it’s just like a bathtub,” he said.Wenger said the proposed drainage and roadway project would help with most rainstorms. However, he stressed that it would not stop flooding unleashed by hurricanes or powerful nor’easters like the coastal storm Jonas last January.Funding for the project would come from a nearly $19 million bond ordinance recently approved by City Council. The bulk of the ordinance will finance a series of roadway and drainage improvements in flood-prone neighborhoods throughout the city, including the north end of town.“I’m doing everything I can. Council is doing everything it can,” Gillian said of citywide efforts to reduce flooding.The mayor told the audience Tuesday that he would like to build even more drainage upgrades in the area of 26th to 34th streets, but funding is limited.“I have to stay within the constraints of the money we have,” he said.Gillian pledged to search for other sources of state or federal funding to help finance the project. He also expressed hope that construction bids would come in low enough to allow the city to expand the work.Suzanne Hornick, chairwoman of a group called the Ocean City Flooding Committee, urged the mayor to find more funding. She said she wants to see a flood-prone block of 28th and 29th streets at Haven Avenue added to the project.Hornick said the Ocean City Flooding Committee includes about 650 members, most of whom live in the area between 26th and 34th streets.About 150 residents filled a meeting room at the Howard S. Stainton Senior Center on Tuesday to hear details of a $4 million drainage project between 26th and 34th streets.Although Hornick is disappointed that some parts of the surrounding area will be left out of the project, she believes the drainage plan will help to curtail flooding overall.“We’re optimistic and hopeful it will get done soon,” she said in an interview.The project, combined with other drainage upgrades in town, will allow the city to begin overhauling its aging and deteriorated infrastructure after years of neglect, Gillian explained.“We’re spending a fortune on this stuff. We’ve got to do it,” he said. “I’m really serious. We’ve got to get it done.” Craig Wenger, senior associate at Michael Baker International, the consulting firm overseeing the project’s designs, talks with residents about the construction plan.last_img read more

Sale of Rotterdam Terminal Affects Odfjells Earnings

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Odfjell Norwegian shipping and tank terminal company Odfjell SE suffered a net loss of USD 120 million in the second quarter of this year, compared to a loss of USD 4.7 million seen in the same period of 2017.EBITDA stood at USD 37.2 million in Q2 2018, against an EBITDA of USD 41.4 million posted in the corresponding period a year earlier.As explained, the results reflect the impact of the sale of the Rotterdam terminal, while underlying results from Odfjell Terminals improved compared to the previous quarter.Earlier this year, Odfjell Terminals entered into an agreement with the Netherlands-based Koole Terminals to sell its 100% ownership of Odfjell Terminals Rotterdam (ODR). The transaction is expected to be completed in the second half of this year.The move followed the announcement by American private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg (LG) on the sale of its 49 percent shareholding in Odfjell Terminals B.V. (OTBV) and Odfjell’s decision on an outright sale of OTBV subsidiaries OTR and Odfjell Terminals Maritiem (OTM).Odfjell has agreed to acquire LG’s indirect shareholding in the Antwerp terminal for USD 27 million subject to certain conditions related to LG’s exit.“The sale of our Rotterdam terminal will further strengthen Odfjell SE as a company. The planned increase in our shareholding in our j/v terminal in Antwerp will ensure a foothold in Europe, with Antwerp being the most important port for chemicals in the EU,” Kristian Mørch, CEO of Odfjell SE, commented.Odfjell further said that the chemical tanker market softened during the quarter, but the company’s TCE performance remained stable due to strong contract nominations.“Chemical tanker spot rates weakened further during the quarter, but we continued to outperform the market indexes due to strong contract coverage,” Mørch added.During Q2 2018,  Odfjell Tankers took delivery of three vessels while two time chartered vessels were redelivered.One of the company’s vessels, Bow Jubail, leaked over 200 tons of fuel oil in the Port of Rotterdam following the collision in June. Odfjell said it worked together with Dutch authorities and its insurance company to mitigate consequences of the spill.When speaking about the future prospects, the company said it expects the challenging market to continue in the coming quarter. Time charter rates in Q3 are also expected to be in line with Q2 2017.“We continue to believe that we will see a gradual improvement for chemical tankers towards the end of the year,” Odfjell said.last_img read more

Valcourt unsure about details when questioned by MPs on First Nations children

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA–When it came to detailed questions about First Nations children and youth, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt drew blanks.Valcourt faced questions from MPs Wednesday evening during Committee of the Whole in the House of Commons which focused on his department. Many of the questions centered on education, child welfare and youth suicide rates.While Valcourt was more than willing to throw around large dollar figures to defend his government’s handling of the Aboriginal Affairs file, the minister repeatedly came up short when faced with specific questions about issues like per capita student funding for on reserve education, literacy rates, child welfare numbers and on-reserve youth suicide rates.At one point, a frustrated Valcourt, facing a question from an NDP MP about suicide rates, blurted that the fate of First Nations children was not the responsibility of the federal Aboriginal Affairs department.“Given the horrific death rates that we have among children who do not have access to schools, if he can tell us what the national suicide rate is on reserve among young people under his watch?” said NDP MP Charlie Angus, whose Timmins-James Bay riding includes the communities of Attawapiskat, Kashechewan and Fort Albany.“The assertion of the honourable member that these children are under the minister’s watch shows a great misunderstanding by the member of the responsibility of the department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development,” said Valcourt. “These children are first and foremost the responsibility of their parents throughout Canada.”The high rate of suicides in First Nation communities is widely linked to the abject poverty on many reserves, which are federal responsibility, and the continuing aftershocks of the over century-long operation of Indian residential schools, which were created by OttawaAngus responded with a cutting retort.“That is not your responsibility? You are a clown. That man is a clown,” said Angus.Valcourt also drew a blank when asked by Angus about the number of First Nations children, under 14, in the care of social services.  Aboriginal Affairs, which funds on-reserve child and family services, is facing a human rights complaint over an allegation it underfunds First Nations child welfare.Valcourt said the department has no responsibility for children in care beyond paying for the services.“As the responsibility is delegated to agencies by the provinces, I cannot give the exact figure of the number of children who are in care tonight. These are figures that I am sure we could gather after the fact,” said Valcourt. “However, as the member knows, this responsibility is to the several agencies and the provinces that administer child welfare services on reserves where there are no agencies.”Angus said Valcourt’s department actually keeps readily available statistics on the issue.“Actually, I got it from the minister’s own documents. The number is 30,000 to 40,000. I think the minister does not have his facts right,” said Angus. “Does the minister not keep track of the number of children that are in care that his government is paying for?”Valcourt said he did not check child welfare figures “every day” and repeated that the department has no obligation for child welfare beyond meeting policy requirements to fund the services.“When the member talks about an obligation, I will remind the honourable member that this is a policy matter. This is a policy decision to reimburse provinces and to fund the agencies,” said Valcourt.Manitoba has made national headlines over its overwhelmed child welfare system which primarily seizes First Nations children and babies. Last summer’s Winnipeg murder of Tina Fontaine, who was in the care of the province at the time of her death, revealed a broken system that housed children and youth in hotels.Valcourt also didn’t deny a suggestion from Angus that Ottawa wants to download responsibility of on-reserve child welfare to the provinces and provincial-level agencies.The minister, whose government has claimed First Nations education to be a priority, also drew a blank when it came to on-reserve literacy and numeracy rates for students.“This is information that I do not have in front of me, but we could provide it to the honourable member,” said Valcourt.“I read it in the (department’s) report,” said Angus. “It was the first time that it ever kept those numbers.”Angus said boys in Ontario First Nations had a literacy score of 21 per cent and a numeracy score of 18 per cent.“I do not know if the minister can name a country in the world where those rates would be lower,” said Angus.Liberal Aboriginal affairs critic Carolyn Bennett took aim at Valcourt over the apparent drop in the number of First Nation and Inuit students accessing the post-secondary student support program. Bennett said in 1997, 22, 938 students were in the program, but that number dropped to 18,729 in 2009.“Can the minister tell us what the current total back log for First Nations and Inuit individuals waiting for support through the post-secondary student support program is? What is the wait list backlog?” said Bennett.Valcourt said he didn’t know because the program is administered at the band level.“This is information that they have and we do not,” said Valcourt.Valcourt said between 20,000 to 22,000 students were currently in the post-secondary student support program.Valcourt also dodged a question about his department sharing information on Indigenous activist with law enforcement and intelligence agencies under the Harper government’s proposed anti-terror law. If Bill C-51 becomes law, agencies like the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and the RCMP would be able to access Indian status records, which contain geological information, and other personal information held by Aboriginal Affairs.“(Under Bill-C51), will the department be able to proactively share information that is collected on Indigenous activists with security and intelligence agencies?” said NDP Aboriginal affairs critic Niki Ashton.“Last time I checked, I am not responsible for public safety,” said Valcourt.Ashton then brought up the RCMP’s apology for a comparison likening the Idle No More movement to “bacteria” made by one the force’s Aboriginal liaison officers.“The parliamentary secretary to the minister of Public Safety said that it was absolutely abhorrent that anyone would ask the government to apologize for this kind of discriminatory language,” said Ashton. “Does the minister agree with the parliamentary secretary?”Valcourt said the federal government did not share the bacteria view.“Can I do more than just reiterate that the government of Canada does not share the view of that sole employee of the RCMP who has chosen to characterize the movement that way he has,” said Valcourt. “This is not the view of our government and I repeat, we think that the RCMP has appropriately apologized for the statement of that member of the RCMP.”[email protected]@APTNNewslast_img read more

Hundreds of Indigenous human remains at Canadian universities

first_imgMartha TroianAPTN InvestigatesUniversities across the country are housing hundreds of Indigenous human remains, ranging from small bones fragments to complete skeletons and some from as far back as the ninth century.Repatriation of remains to the communities they originated from is slow but they should be returned, said Ry Moran, the director of the National Centre for the Truth and Reconciliation.Many of those human remains have been with the universities since the 1920s and they are stored in plastic bins, wooden trays and even cardboard boxes, APTN Investigates has learned from a survey of more than 12 universities across Canada.Institutions were asked a set of questions about Indigenous human remains within their institutions and just one, the University of Saskatchewan said they did not have remains.McGill University does not have remains onsite, but since 1987, the 200 skeletal parts belonging to the university have been stored at the McCord Museum in Montreal.“We’ve got this very unbalanced country right now, these materials, humans remains, cultural artifacts are scattered throughout the world, many of them taken without any consent from the community at all,” said Moran.“The communities themselves have been prevented from, and disempowered from creating cultural institutions of their own and that’s by virtue of the Indian Act…so it’s just a real challenge.”Ranging from bone fragments to complete skeletonsOf the 12 universities contacted, the University of Toronto has the highest number of Indigenous human remains, with 550 individuals, all of which are bone fragments.Edward Banning, Professor and Graduate Chair in the Department of Anthropology with the university, stated that the oldest remains are dated to the ninth century with most remains from the 17th century.“Human remains, for spiritual reasons, need to be put at rest and it is completely wrong for any people to have human remains in their institutions,” said activist and artist Christi Belcourt.“People’s bodies need to be respected.”(Christi Belcourt)Memorial University of Newfoundland has the second highest number of Indigenous human remains with approximately 197 individuals, both complete and incomplete.Even though the Rooms Corporation — the home of the provincial museum — is responsible for the remains, they are housed at the university wrote Mark Ferguson, the manager of collections at the museum, in an email.These Indigenous remains date as far back as 7,000 years ago.The University of British Columbia was unable to provide the total number of human remains, stating an analysis would have to be conducted.APTN asked for an estimate, but the institution declined to provide one.Generally, most universities have Indigenous remains ranging from small bone fragments to multiple full skeletons. Remains are also predominantly from the same province the university is located in.For example, the University of Victoria houses remains primarily from Vancouver Island.UVic was unable to provide the number of remains because they are fragmentary and no attempt has been made to identify whether they belong to one or more individuals.In some institutions, the remains come from other parts of a province or country.Of the 63 human remains held by Western University based in London, Ont., one skull is from Nunavut.The University of Manitoba has remains from British Columbia, North Dakota, Florida and even Ghana in its collection.Most Indigenous remains in these universities are stored in plastic bags, then in specialized cardboard boxes and placed on shelves or in cabinets.These remains arrive at these institutions in a variety of ways, such as through archaeological excavations, development projects and construction sites.Some remains are also handed over to the universities after police departments determine they are not of forensic interest.Repatriation slow and recentAlthough some universities are repatriating Indigenous human remains back to their rightful communities, the process has been slow and a long time coming.Recent examples include the University of Winnipeg, who returned 18 individuals in 2017, with six more scheduled in spring 2018. Currently, the university has 145 remains made up of a single tooth to a complete skeleton.Western University returned remains to a nearby Indigenous community in mid-October 2017.The largest repatriation to date was done by the University of Toronto, returning approximately 1,760 remains in 2013. The remains were in most cases from ossuaries, the university said.With approximately 59 First Nation partial remains at its institution, John Danakas, executive director with public affairs at the University of Manitoba said only one request was made by an Indigenous group in the last 27 years for the return of remains.The bones were eventually repatriated in 2002. Danakas stated no other requests have been made since then.Some institutions will either work with one community or several to return remains, as in the case of the University of Alberta, who previously worked with 14 communities across the province to rebury 25 individuals near Lacombe in 2014.“If we don’t do it ourselves it doesn’t get done”“We need to find a new path forward but communities have been so disempowered over the years that we have to ask ourselves if there’s a capacity and that’s really fundamental,” said Ry Moran, referring to whether communities have a place for these remains.“It is now only Indigenous people that can really determine what should happen with this material and new conversations have to be happening across the country.”(Ry Moran)APTN asked the universities what they’re doing to help repatriate more remains.Many said they welcome the opportunity to work with anyone who requests the return of remains but not all institutions have repatriation policies.Lakehead University and UVic are among those that do not have a repatriation policy.For some universities, covering the cost to get some of these returns back to Indigenous communities is not an option.“In terms of the actual cost, that is a burden on the community. They bear the cost of coming down, they bear of the cost of return, they bear the cost of any ceremony that takes place,” said Susan Rowley, the director with the Laboratory of Archaeology at UBC.“That’s something that is very difficult,” Rowley said.UBC will help with the paperwork and any events that might take place on the day remains are returned.“I think history has proven that if we don’t do it ourselves it doesn’t get done,” said Christi Belcourt.“We can say that others should pay for this and they should, but is that the reality of what will happen? No.”[email protected] Follow @ozhibiiigelast_img read more

American Express posts 4Q profit that tops forecasts

first_imgNEW YORK — American Express swung to a fourth-quarter profit, the credit card company said Thursday, helped by a lower tax rate and more spending on the company’s namesake credit cards.The New York-based company earned $2.01 billion, or $2.32 a share, compared with a loss of $1.21 billion, or $1.42 a share, from the same period a year earlier. Like other financial companies, American Express’ results a year ago were impacted by the passage of the new tax law, which required AmEx to make an accounting adjustment.AmEx’s net income for the latest quarter came in well above analysts’ expectations, which were looking for the company to earn $1.80 a share, according to FactSet.American Express continues to face a much more competitive industry, with big banks such as JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup creating their own premium credit card products to compete with AmEx.In response AmEx has had to offer more rewards and perks with its cards. It spent $2.52 billion on rewards in the fourth quarter, up 11 per cent from a year earlier.But in the fact of more competition, AmEx has been able to encourage more customers to open accounts and spend more on its cards. AmEx card members spent $309 billion on their cards in the quarter, up 6 per cent from a year earlier, charging an average fee of 2.36 per cent on each transaction. It earns a fee every time its cards are used at a merchant. Total cards issued by AmEx were up 7 per cent in the U.S., the company’s largest market.AmEx also has been encouraging its existing customers to revolve a balance as well, a change from the company’s historic business model that focused on getting customers to pay their full balance each month. U.S. card member loans were $72 billion in the quarter, up from $64.5 billion in the same period a year ago.But as the company has allowed more borrowed money on its cards, it has had to set aside more money to cover potential losses. Provisions for loan losses rose 14 per cent to $954 million in the quarter.Revenue in the quarter was $10.47 billion, less than the $10.58 billion that analysts had been looking for.AmEx gave a forecast for its full-year 2019 earnings, saying it expects to earn $7.85 to $8.35 a share. Analysts are expecting $8.15 per share, according to FactSet.The company’s stock slipped $1.73, or 1.7 per cent, to $97.76 in after-hours trading following the release of the earnings report.Ken Sweet, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Solskjaer appointed as permanent Man Utd manager

first_imgLondon: Manchester United appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the club’s permanent manager on a three-year contract on Thursday following a highly successful caretaker spell in charge. The Norwegian, 46, has inspired a dramatic revival of United’s fortunes since taking over from the sacked Jose Mourinho in December, winning 14 of his 19 games and leading the Red Devils to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Solskjaer, who scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for United, was already a hero to fans as the man who scored the stoppage-time winner in the 1999 Champions League final to complete the treble. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club,” Solskjaer said in a statement on the club’s website. “It was an honour to be a Manchester United player, and then to start my coaching career here. “The last few months have been a fantastic experience and I want to thank all of the coaches, players and staff for the work we’ve done so far. “This is the job that I always dreamed of doing and I’m beyond excited to have the chance to lead the club long-term and hopefully deliver the continued success that our amazing fans deserve.” Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said: “More than just performances and results, Ole brings a wealth of experience, both as a player and as a coach, coupled with a desire to give young players their chance and a deep understanding of the culture of the club.” After Mourinho was sacked following a 3-1 loss to Liverpool on December 16, Solskjaer initially arrived from Norwegian club Molde “on loan” until the end of the season. Solskjaer, who spent 11 seasons at Old Trafford as a player, took over with the club in sixth place in the Premier League, 11 points off the top four. But they have lost just once in the league since then and are now in fifth place, just two points behind fourth-placed Arsenal, with eight games remaining in the season. The highlight of his reign so far was a dramatic 3-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 in the Champions League, with United overturning a 2-0 first-leg defeat to reach the quarter-finals on away goals. Solskjaer’s former United teammate Peter Schmeichel tweeted: “Congratulations my friend, it is well deserved. Up and onwards let’s chase some trophies.” Former United defender Gary Neville welcomed the appointment and urged the club to back the new full-time boss financially. “I’m delighted for Ole,” Neville tweeted. “I didn’t think this would happen when he was appointed. However the results and spirit in the club have been incredible since he arrived and he deserves it. He now needs support in the transfer market in terms of finance and the right resource!” Another former United teammate of Solskjaer’s, Rio Ferdinand, tweeted: “Yessss Ole is officially at The Wheel… Signed, Sealed, Delivered! Manager of @ManUtd! I hope my Thank You is in post Ole.”last_img read more

Aussie MP slammed for Christchurch attack remarks

first_imgCanberra: The Australian Senate on Wednesday slammed a lawmaker for blaming Muslim immigration as the cause for the New Zealand mosque attacks that killed 50 people. Senator Fraser Anning, a far-right independent, made his comments on the day of the shootings in Christchurch. The Upper House passed the censure motion against him without a single unfavourable vote, in what was a symbolic move that does not carry with it Anning’s expulsion from the legislative body. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US Lawmakers from across the political spectrum condemned his “inflammatory and divisive” remarks. In response, Anning said the censure was “an attack on free speech”, the BBC reported. The reprimand, the fifth to be passed by the Senate in the past decade, stated that Anning’s remarks on the March 15 attack did not reflect the views of the Parliament or the Australian people. “It’s absolutely right to censure Senator Anning and anyone else within our community who seeks to use a horrific tragedy like this one as an opportunity to vilify and divide people based on their religious belief,” said Australian Finance Minister Mathias Cormann. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls Following the Christchurch carnage — the deadliest in New Zealand’s history — Anning had said that “the real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration programme that allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place”. The leader of the opposition in the Senate, Penny Wong, described Anning’s anti-Muslim remarks as “pathetic” and “shameful”, Efe news reported. Wong said that “his inflammatory and divisive comments seek to attribute blame to the victims of a horrific crime and to vilify people on the basis of religion”. Anning was not present in the Senate during the motion against him. The Queensland Senator had said before the motion that “my real crime is that I simply told the truth” when the media and the leaders did not want to hear it. Anning, who in the past used a term linked to the Nazi plan for exterminating all Jewish people – “final solution” – by calling for it to be applied to immigrants in Australia, was also involved in an altercation with a teenager who cracked an egg on his forehead following his comments about the attack.last_img read more

PM most antinational dividing nation Rahul

first_imgKannur (Kerala): Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for being the “most anti-national” and accused him of “dividing the nation”. Reacting to Modi’s allegation of the Congress turning anti-national, Gandhi said his grand old party has an exceptional track record of fighting forces that attack the nation. “Thousands of Congress workers have laid down their lives, fighting such forces. Today the most anti-national act is the act of Modi who is dividing the nation,” said Gandhi as he kicked off his day-long campaign here in Kerala. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ “Crippling the agricultural system, leading to farmers suicide is another anti-national act of Modi. Youths loosing their jobs is also another anti-national act. Modi has failed in all these and it’s time that he answers,” he told the media at a presser here. Gandhi said the three key issues ruling the 2019 Lok Sabha polls are destruction of the Indian economy, personal corruption of Modi and the plight of the farmers. “We are looking forward to forming the next government,” said Gandhi as he was about to leave, when a few questions were hurled at him. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K The Congress leader, taking them returned to his seat sporting a smile, and said: “How come the Prime Minister does not have the guts to face the Kerala, Odisha or the Delhi media?” From Kannur, Gandhi will make a whirlwind visit to five assembly constituencies in the Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency, from where he is contesting the polls. He is also fighting from his traditional Amethi Lok Sabha seat.last_img read more