Erasmus Prize 2011 awarded to Joan Busquets

first_imgThe Praemium Erasmianum Foundation has awarded the Erasmus Prize 2011 to Joan Busquets, architect and expert in urban development: ‘arquitecte urbanista’ (Barcelona, Spain).The thematic of the Erasmus Prize 2011 is ‘the design of public space in the city’. The prize is awarded to Joan Busquets in appreciation of his impressive and multifaceted oeuvre in the field of city planning. In his work Busquets is guided by a social agenda. Historical analysis of the use of urban space forms the starting point for his thinking on the future of man, who will be living and working in an ever more densely populated environment. Busquets works both in the field of project planning and execution, and involves in his work students and colleagues from different disciplines.Busquets’ designs include new urban centers, reconstruction of old and neglected urban areas, and the development of infrastructure (Barcelona, Toledo, Aleppo).[Praemium Erasmianum Foundation, Nov. 10, 2010]last_img read more

Locals buying into Mermaid Beach luxury apartment project

first_imgElysium at Mermaid Beach.“The project has been specifically designed with these buyers in mind, giving them everything they have in a home in terms of size and storage, convenience and security.” Designed by BDA Architects, the project offers views over the park to Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise.It is also close to surrounding cafes and restaurants in the area and is a short stroll to Nobbys Beach.Prices for the apartments start at $1.895 million with five left to sell. Elysium at Mermaid Beach.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoHoward Group managing director Mark Howard described the apartments as “irreplaceable”. Mr Howard said the beachside development was attracting mostly locals who loved the area.“The inquiry has been to date from locals downsizing — they don’t want to renovate and they do not want to move from Mermaid Beach,” Mr Howard said. Elysium at Mermaid Waters, which will have nine beachside apartments, is due to be finished by May 2018.CONSTRUCTION on a collection of luxury Mermaid Beach apartments is due to be finished next month.The Howard Group is developing the site at 13 Montana Rd, called Elysium.It will have nine apartments, including a penthouse, with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a study, and two carparks.center_img Elysium at Mermaid Beach.last_img read more

Space Jam or the World Cup? LeBron among USA’s absent stars

first_imgPopovich and his men were given a jolt on Saturday when they were stunned 98-94 by Australia in Melbourne, snapping a run of 78 consecutive American wins in major competitions and exhibition games.“Nobody wins forever,” said Popovich, whose team bounced back to beat Canada 84-68 on Monday.This may be no “Dream Team” — the name given to the star-studded 1992 Olympic side — but young talent has done the job in past US World Cup campaigns.The 2010 squad was derided as a “B” team but won the crown behind future NBA superstars Durant, Westbrook, Curry and Kevin Love.In 2014, the victorious USA team included Davis, Harden, Thompson, Curry and Most Valuable Player Kyrie Irving.Mason Plumlee is the only 2014 World Cup player back for the Americans, while Kemba Walker is the lone all-NBA player on the squad.Harrison Barnes is the only member of the 2016 Rio Olympic gold-medal team in the lineup, adding to doubts back home that the US can make it three world titles on the spin.Spanish center Marc Gasol, who helped Toronto to the NBA crown, told The New York Times that he expects the US to use the skepticism as motivation in China.“Even with all the guys that dropped out… they are still super-talented physically and technically,” Gasol said.“They are pretty well coached as well. So you put it all together and it’s a great team.”Share on: WhatsApp Derrick White (R) is on the USA’s World Cup roster, which is missing several big namesWashington, United States | AFP | So many NBA headliners from the United States are skipping the Basketball World Cup in China that they would assemble a formidable all-star squad of their own.But it is nothing new for the Americans as they seek a third consecutive crown in the global showdown that runs August 31 to September 15. And from past experience, it could even pave the way for a new US figurehead to emerge.LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook and Paul George are among those who opted out. Kevin Durant, Kyle Lowry and Klay Thompson are injured.The World Cup final comes only two weeks before most NBA training camps open, with the first games of the 2019-2020 campaign on October 22.Adding to the usual pressures of pre-season were the large number of transfers by top stars in the off-season and an up-for-grabs mentality in the Western Conference, where a half-dozen revamped clubs are legitimate NBA title contenders.“I think most of the star players, they are trying to save their energy. I think that’s the main reason they are dropping out,” said Sam Mitchell, an NBA TV analyst who played in the league in 1989-2002 and coached for parts of six seasons.“There are 80 percent of the players on the star teams who have a chance to compete for a championship. For you to go play in the world championships, risk getting injured… it’s a lot to ask.”Some players never considered this year’s team, including Lakers star James, who began filming “Space Jam 2” in late June. The 34-year-old won Olympic gold in 2008 and 2012 and had played in eight consecutive NBA Finals until this year.Many players said they needed the off-season to integrate with their new clubs or new teammates.“I think other guys looked at it like, ‘Why would I want to go potentially be the face of what could be a losing roster?’” said C.J. McCollum, who also withdrew from the team, on a podcast of ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.– ‘Dream Team’ to ‘B team’ –San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who is guiding the US team for the first time, has been forced to name a squad of emerging talents.last_img read more

FIFA reveals suspended FUFA boss Magogo’s plea bargain in tickets charge

first_imgFUFA STATEMENTToday 10th October 2019, FUFA is in receipt of the official letter from FIFA about the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo.As earlier communicated by the FUFA President at the 95th FUFA General Assembly in Adjumani on 28th September 2019, the FIFA letter (Adj. ref. no. 22/2019) confirms the agreed position of invoking article 67 of the FIFA Ethics Code of application of the Plea Bargain and consequently Eng. Moses Magogo will be out of National and International football activities for a period of 2 months effective 10th October 2019.Eng. Magogo is also required to pay 10,000 CHF within 30 days from today and this will be the conclusive closure of this matter.Following similar procedures for 2014 FIFA World Cup as the case was for the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups, there was an anomaly with regulations governing FIFA World Cup Tickets and the FUFA President opted to take responsibility in order to conclude the matter.During the 2 months, the FUFA 1st Vice President Mr. Justus Mugisha will act as the FUFA President.It is Our Game, It is Our Country.****URNShare on: WhatsApp Magogo has risen in the ranks at both FIFA and CAF. Here, he poses with FIFA president Infantino at a Doha meeting . PHOTO FUFA MEDIAKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The world football governing body FIFA has today confirmed that the FUFA President, Moses Hassim Magogo is suspended for two months for involvement in 2014 FIFA World Cup tickets resale.FIFA revealed that Magogo had entered into a plea bargain over the issue. A plea bargain is an arrangement between prosecutor and defendant whereby the defendant pleads guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for a more lenient sentence or an agreement to drop other charges.According to FIFA the suspension became effective upon the validation of the agreement by the chairman of the adjudicatory chamber on 10 October 2019.Last month Magogo announced during the Fufa Assembly in Adjumani that he was steeping aside for two months to give FIFA chance to investigate the matter.But in a communication released by FIFA on Thursday, Magogo will be suspended for two months without being involved in football matters both locally and internationally. He will also pay a fine of sh37 million (10,000 Swiss Francs).“In accordance with art. 67 par.1 of the FIFA Code of Ethics, the parties have mutually agreed on the following sanctions: a fine of 10,000 Swiss Francs and a two-month suspension from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level,” stated the FIFA letter.“The chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has ratified the plea bargain entered into by Mr Moses Hassim Magogo, President of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations and member of the Confederation of African Football Executive Committee, and the chairperson of the investigatory chamber,” added the letter.Investigation into Magogo’s alleged resale of the World Cup tickets was opened on 23 July 2018. Member of Parliament for Makindye Allan Ssewanyana reported the matter to FIFA in 2017.Justus Mugisha, the Fufa Vice President is the acting President as Magogo serves his two month suspension.last_img read more

One killed after vehicle hit by train in West Palm Beach

first_imgFriday evening, a person was killed after driving their car was hit by a Virgin Trains USA (formerly Brightline) train, according to West Palm Beach police.Police say a 2008 black Corvette was traveling west and stopped for the train crossing along Avon Road when a southbound train passed and the gate arms remained down.The driver of the vehicle tried to go around the gates and a northbound train crashed into the car, police said.The name of the person killed has not been released at this time.This story is developing.last_img

Game Day Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talks with Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Stacy McGee after game in Oakland, Calif., Oct. 27. The Raiders won 21-18. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) At 2-5; the Steelers are officially in crisis mode. Their reward? A trip to New England where they never win against Tom Brady and the Patriots.  The season is rapidly slipping away and it’s on Mike Tomlin, Ben Roethlisberger and the rest of the coaches and veterans to not let this ship completely sink.Here are the Keys to A Steelers Victory:1. They will need to pressure Tom Brady. The Black and Gold have failed to get to Tom Brady over the years and as Brady has proven time and time again, if you give him time, he’ll burn you big.2. The offense can be the team’s best defense. The best way to beat the Patriots is to keep Brady off the field as much as possible. The offense will need to exercise ball control. They’ll need to be able to run the ball effectively and mix in the passes accordingly.3. Playing physical football is a must. The Patriots can be bullied and the old Steelers knew how to do that. Timmons and Woodley need to show the Patriots who’s in charge early and often.  4. The most obvious statement but possibly the most truthful, they can’t commit the stupid penalties. The last thing this team needs to do is provide the Patriots with free yards on either side of the ball.   New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady passes against the Miami Dolphins in the second half of game Oct. 27, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)Here are a Few Things to Watch: 1. Big Ben-How will he play in a matchup against the guy he defines as the best quarterback in the NFL?2. LeVeon Bell-He’s been very enigmatic in his first few games in the NFL. He seems to go up and down week by week. Based on that pattern he’s due for a good week but will it happen? Will the real LeVeon Bell show up or is the real LeVeon Bell a 35 yard per game rusher?3. Emmanuel Sanders-Remember he was signed to an offer sheet by the Pats in the offseason, will he want to show them what they missed out on?4. Heath Miller-He’s had an off few weeks with drops and fumbles. Will he make up for it? He may see several targets this week.Mike Pelaia hosts the website Steel Nation Association www.steelnationassociation.com- Covering the Steelers and helping Children’s Hospital All Day Everyday. You can e-mail him at [email protected]last_img read more