Residence in Nicosia / Polytia Armos

first_imgSave this picture!Courtesy of polytia armos+ 17 Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/86157/residence-in-nicosia-polytia-armos Clipboard Cyprus Residence in Nicosia / Polytia Armos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/86157/residence-in-nicosia-polytia-armos Clipboard CopyAbout this officePolytia ArmosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPaphosHousesCyprusPublished on November 04, 2010Cite: “Residence in Nicosia / Polytia Armos” 04 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Polytia ArmosText description provided by the architects. The four members’ family residence is situated in the city of Nicosia on a low hill. The sloping plot provides unobstructed view to the Pentadaktilos mountain to the north and overlooks the east side of the city. The building is deployed on three levels in order to better adapt to the sloping plot on the one hand and to facilitate the functional structure of the residence on the other. All the secondary/utility rooms and the parking spaces are located on the lower level; the living space and the kitchen are on the middle floor, which is leveled to the entrance of the building, whereas all the bedrooms and a multi-use office room are situated on the upper floor. Save this picture!Courtesy of polytia armosRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationThe layout of the plan is divided in three main zones, all parallel to the slope, on the east-west axis. The south zone is found only on the upper floor and it hosts the children’s bedrooms while its volume covers the main entrance. The main living room and the dining space are located in the intermediate zone which is vertically extended to the roof from where abundant sun light enters through a skylight. The kitchen and an integrated secondary living room are found in the north zone. Furthermore, a semi-outdoor lounge space overlooking the pool area with view to the mountain is situated in the north zone. The decision to “turn” the house towards the north, for better adjustment to the sloping plot and to take full advantage of the views, determined the final layout of the building which is oriented with its backside on the north entrance. Save this picture!Courtesy of polytia armosOne is pleasantly surprised when entering the residence. A huge transparent surface, similar to a cinema projection screen, “brings” all the view of the external environment in the house opening the residence to the outside. In this way the transition from the outside to the inside of the house drastically changes the appearance of the exterior of the building and the domination of walls which function as vertical screens. As one enters and approaches the windows on the north side the view is gradually revealed. At the same time the vertical connection between the second and third level is also revealed, whereas the view of the sky -through the roof and the internal windows of the bedrooms– gives the illusion of an urban street with two storey buildings. Save this picture!Courtesy of polytia armosThe entrance of the composition, with its high ceiling is an architectural element with multiple uses. It is of central importance to the composition as it gives brightness to the bedrooms allowing them to be an integral part of the residence, and it connects both visually and functionally the whole residence. Apart from the furniture, in the main living room there is a large file place on the east side and the semi-circular staircase located centrally. Due to the intense and prolonged summer in Cyprus the use of abundant sun light entering from the north and the dispersion of light flowing in the house from the roof creates a nice ambiance. Through these elements the temperature and the intensity of the sun light are properly controlled. Save this picture!Courtesy of polytia armosOn the outside the mass of the building expresses the threefold composition of the layout. The openings on the south facade are limited in number whereas on the north side they are more and larger. The use of Cyprus stones on the south façade, in contrast to the rest surfaces made from exposed concrete and from plain plaster, renders the “screen” concept of the composition through the use of vertical walls.Project gallerySee allShow lessStephen H Kanner Exhibit / Architecture + Design MuseumArticlesMuseum of Modern Art / Metro Arquitetos Associados + Paulo Mendes da RochaArticles Sharecenter_img “COPY” CopyHouses•Paphos, Cyprus Residence in Nicosia / Polytia ArmosSave this projectSaveResidence in Nicosia / Polytia Armos Projects Houses “COPY”last_img read more

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Man dies in road traffic collision

first_imgNews WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleFamily issue appeal for information about missing 15-year-old boyNext articleDerry men on drugs charges granted anonymity News Highland Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Man dies in road traffic collisioncenter_img Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Facebook By News Highland – August 6, 2012 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton A man in his 70’s has died in a road traffic collisionThe incident occurred just after midnight on Monday when his car veered off the road and into a field at Meenmore, Fintown.His body has been removed to Letterkenny Hospital for a post mortem examination.Forensic collision investigators are due on the scene and traffic diversions are in place.Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Glenties Garda Station 074-9551080. Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

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‘No Person Can Indulge in Violence and Riots In Garb Of Exercising Free Speech’: Delhi Police Submits Affidavit In Jamia Violence Case

first_imgNews Updates’No Person Can Indulge in Violence and Riots In Garb Of Exercising Free Speech’: Delhi Police Submits Affidavit In Jamia Violence Case Karan Tripathi4 Jun 2020 9:07 AMShare This – xDelhi Police has informed the Delhi High Court that it had followed a standard protocol to control the unruly mob and to maintain law and order during the Jamia violence. While claiming that he police used proportionate force to stop an alleged mob of unlawful assembly, the Deputy Commissioner of Delhi Police states that is not only the right but an obligation and a duty of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDelhi Police has informed the Delhi High Court that it had followed a standard protocol to control the unruly mob and to maintain law and order during the Jamia violence. While claiming that he police used proportionate force to stop an alleged mob of unlawful assembly, the Deputy Commissioner of Delhi Police states that is not only the right but an obligation and a duty of the police to enter any such areas, when circumstances and situation legitimately demand such an action on part of the police to maintain law and order and to ensure protection of life, limb and property of innocent citizens and general public. At the outset, the affidavit claims that the Petitioners have created a patently false and fabricated picture of police brutality. It further says that It appears from the averments made in the respective writ petitions that a concerted and well orchestrated effort has been made by the petitioners to mislead the court. The affidavit goes on to mention: ‘exercising the fundamental right of dissent is and should be respected. However, no person can be allowed to commit breach of law, indulge in violence, arson and riotous activity causing danger to life, limb and property of innocent citizens under the garb of exercise of fundamental right of free speech and assembly. I respectfully state and submit that such fundamental rights of the citizens are not absolute and are liable to reasonable restrictions under the constitution.’ It is claimed in the affidavit that a protest cannot create law and order situation to lay a ‘siege’ and to paralyse the day to day activities of the fellow citizens. ‘it is clear that in the garb of student agitation,what happened in facts appears to be a well-planned and orchestrated attempt by some persons with local support (who were not students) to intentionally perpetrate violence in the area’, the affidavit states. While arguing that the writ jurisdiction of the court has been misused for prayers that should’ve been raised before criminal proceedings, the affidavit claims that by creating a facade of student agitation and victimisation by police, the alleged perpetrators of the unlawful activities cannot be conferred with any kind of absolute protection. It is further submitted that none of the students have approached the government for medical and humanitarian assistance. However, the affidavit states, the same has been extended not just to the students but also to the alleged rioters. While highlighting that no coercive action has been taken against any of the innocent students studying in Jamia, the affidavit submits that with a view to tackle the alleged riotous situation which was going out of hand, the police authorities had to take adequate measures like use of tear gas shelling and lathi charge. The use of the aforesaid was minimalistic considering the gravity of the situation. The Delhi Police goes on to submit that: ‘The police tried to keep in control this violent mob by using loud speaker and requested them not to take law in their hands but they did not pay any heed to the warning/lawful directions of police and kept on damaging the public property. The mob was.incessantly pelting bricks, bottles, stones, petrol bombs etc. on the police present on the spot due to which several police men sustained grievous injuries. Tear gas shells and moderate force were used to disperse and push back this unlawful assembly by various teams headed by SHOs of different police stations.’ Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Prosecutors want teens charged as adults in fatal attack at Maryland fair

first_imgiStock(FREDERICK, Md.) — Two teenage brothers from Maryland could be charged as adults after fatally punching a man in what investigators are calling a random and unprovoked attack, prosecutors said.The suspects, ages 15 and 16, were charged in juvenile court for allegedly attacking a 59-year-old man at the Great Frederick Fair in Frederick, Maryland, last month, but prosecutors on Monday requested that their cases be moved to adult court, according to the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office.The victim, John Weed, was found lying unconscious on the ground on Sept. 20 and was airlifted to a local trauma center, where he died the following day.Witnesses on the scene said the man appeared to be minding his own business when he was approached by the teens, who allegedly beat him and spat on him after he refused to give the younger brother a dollar.“At that point, the victim said ‘no,’ and a verbal altercation occurred. The victim walked away, but the defendants are accused of punching him in the head while following him,” the state’s attorney’s office said in a statement Monday. “Several minutes later, the 15-year-old juvenile male punched Mr. Weed in the head causing him to fall to the ground. As the victim laid on the ground, the 16-year-old brother spat on the victim.”Weed’s family said he was at the fair with his sister and her two children, who moved to Frederick County last year to help care for the siblings’ aging parents.“Our lives have been changed forever due to the unprovoked vicious attack these individuals inflicted on my brother,” Weed’s sister, Lori Hawkins, told Baltimore ABC affiliate WMAR-TV last month. “My brother was the happiest I’ve ever seen him, until Sept. 20. We just wanted to spend time together as a family at the fair, but due to this horrible act of unprovoked violence my brother is now dead. There is no excuse for what these individuals have done.”The 15-year-old suspect was originally charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, but those charges have since been upgraded.He is now charged with manslaughter, first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault, while the 16-year-old has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault.On Monday morning, a judge ordered that both teens remain in custody until their next court appearance. The judge canceled an Oct. 22 court appearance and instead scheduled a hearing for Nov. 19 to determine whether or not to approve the state’s petition to charge them as adults.A GoFundMe campaign set up by Weed’s family to help with legal cost, medical bills and funeral costs had raised about $22,000 as of Monday, exceeding its $20,000 goal.“The incredible love and support that is being shown by the people of Mount Airy and all of the surrounding areas is incredible,” the campaign said in a statement earlier this month. “It has reinforced the decision we made to move here a year ago. Even in the midst of this tragedy we feel blessed to live amongst you.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Director of Graduate Programs

first_imgJob DescriptionApplications are invited for the position of Director of GraduatePrograms in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech.This position is responsible for leading the Graduate StudentServices office of the department, which currently includes 2.5staff positions. Key responsibilities of this position includeproviding administrative leadership for graduate studentrecruiting, admissions, and immigration; internal and externalcommunication and marketing (working with department and collegecommunicators); student engagement and student life; career andprofessional development; and graduate program event planning. Inaddition, the successful candidate will support and collaboratewith the Associate Department Head for Graduate Studies (to whomthis position reports) on strategic and policy aspects of thegraduate program, including diversity and inclusion; studentfunding; curriculum development; data collection, analysis, andreporting; assessment; academic advising; and course enrollmentmanagement. The Computer Science Department is one of the largerprograms in the College of Engineering and is experiencingsignificant growth both in Blacksburg and in the Washington, DCmetropolitan area. The department offers PhD, MS, and MEng degrees,and currently enrolls well over 300 graduate students.Required Qualifications• Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with relevantexperience• Strong communication and personal skills• Ability to work effectively with a diverse population, includingstudents, faculty, and staff.• Experience with typical administrative software tools includingelectronic file sharing, word processing, and spreadsheets.Preferred Qualifications• Master’s degree in computer science or another science orengineering discipline; or a Master’s degree in higher education,academic advising or related field.• Professional experience in higher education• Professional experience as a supervisor• Experience working with international students• Experience with university student records systemsAppointment TypeRegularSalary InformationCommensurate with ExperienceReview Date11/2/2020Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Tabitha Hartman [email protected] during regular business hours at least 10business days prior to the event.Advertised: October 6, 2020Applications close:last_img read more

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OUSU election changes

first_imgNominations opened on Thursday for the forthcoming OUSU elections, after the introduction of electoral reforms to attempt to encourage increased voter turnout.Candidates will have three weeks to campaign after nominations close, with the election to be held during 6th week. Plans for this period include an increased number of hustings both within common rooms and at neutral venues, with the hope that this will motivate those who attend to cast their electronic vote in a few weeks time.    Campaign rules are also set to make it easier for candidates to publicise themselves. Rules restricting the use of social media have been relaxed, whilst candidates are now allowed to interact more with the student press. In addition slates (where candidates run together but each must be elected individually) can now contain four candidates, providing one of these is standing for the position of Vice President for Graduates. The previous limit was of three sabbatical officers per slate.   Returning Officer, Jonathan Edwards, told Cherwell that there is really no limit to how candidates could promote themselves, “The starting point for the campaigning rules is that anything which is not actually prohibited is allowed. The main restrictions are an expenditure limit, intended to ensure fairness and limitations on the use of email, primarily to avoid election-related spam.” He described the campaigning rules as “liberal,” although practices such as false-statements, bribery and intimidation are treated as ‘illegal.’   In last year’s election, just 23% of undergraduates made the effort to vote. However OUSU hope that this year their increased promotion of the elections will see this number increase substantially. They have taken out full page advertisements in the OxStu, will be publishing manifestos free of charge and have already emailed students to tell them that an election is coming up. OUSU also intends to publish election details more extensively on its website, to encourage a greater interest in the election process.    Jacob Diggle, standing for President, explained why this election should capture the imagination of Oxford students, “This year will see at least three full slates of candidates, including presidential candidates from non-traditional backgrounds,” suggesting, “This will hopefully help to improve engagement and help students to feel the power of their choice.” He urged all undergraduates to take interest because this election could change “how you are taught, where you live, who you can turn to if something goes wrong.” Diggle concluded, “OUSU elections are very important because they will decide the future direction of the student union – a body with real powers to shape every student’s experience.”   However, many undergraduates did not share Diggle’s enthusiasm about the forthcoming election. George Heppel, a Mansfield 2nd year, commented, “It’s a popularity contest. Who can honestly say they’ve read any of the manifestos of any of the candidates? The only reason anyone votes is because they’re friends with them, or a friend of a friend, or are in the college, or they’ve been pestered into voting.”Martha Mackenzie, current OUSU President urged students to vote for reasons greater than personal pressure, claiming, “Student politics can be very important. Whomever is elected in the upcoming contest will represent students not only to the most important members of the University but often also to the outside world, they will also be charged with making sure your student experience is the best it possibly can be. Furthermore, Oxford is in the privileged position that it is able to really contribute to national debates and has the power to effect substantive change.”   Meanwhile Ben Manley, a Worcester fresher, was not even aware that there was an election coming up. He responded to the question “What do you think OUSU does for you” with the answer “Not a clue.” Another student explained why this may be the case, “The general feeling among Oxford students is that OUSU is not important to us. The elections are never well publicised and are certainly much less significant than JCR Bench elections in colleges,” continuing, “The JCR Bench at my college has a much bigger impact upon my university experience.” To such criticisms, Mackenzie asserted, “Without a student union there would not be anyone representing students to the University and the departments. Crucial decisions are constantly made at this level, particularly decisions that will seriously impact upon the student experience. Similarly the central union provides a significant amount of services and support that allow common rooms to work to the best of their ability. Both these factors make it all the more important that OUSU is working as hard as it possibly can to reach out to students and work to make its priorities relevant.”last_img read more

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Cybersecurity risk posed to incoming students

first_img“Cybercriminals are always going to leverage key events to drive targeted attacks using social engineering techniques such as impersonation and universities are no exception to this.  “Ahead of A-Level results day, student applicants must be vigilant in checking the validity of all emails, especially on a day when guards are down, and attentions are focused on their future.” The increased threat posed by hackers has led the government to act in recent years, most notably forming the National Cyber Security Centre in 2016.  A recent report by cybersecurity firm Proofpoint has revealed that the vast majority of the UK’s universities, including Oxford, have failed to take recommended precautionary steps to protect students from crime online, and this particularly threatens new students around results day.  “Institutions and organisations in all sectors should look to deploy authentication protocols, such as DMARC to shore up their email fraud defences.  “Proofpoint researchers found that the education sector saw the largest year-over-year increase in email fraud attacks of any industry in 2018, soaring 192 percent to 40 attacks per organisation on average.center_img Only one in twenty of the universities surveyed was using the recommended level of DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance) protection, with 30% using some form of the tool below the recommended level and the rest using no DMARC protection at all.  Kevin Epstein, vice-president of threat operations, said: ”By not implementing simple, yet effective email authentication best practices, Universities may be unknowingly exposing themselves and their students to cybercriminals on the hunt for personal data. However, Proofpoint’s report suggests that the same could not be said of many universities. A response from the National Cyber Security Centre emphasised how closely it was working with universities and other public bodies. A spokesperson for the Centre said, “NCSC experts work closely with the academic sector to improve their security practices and help protect education establishments from cyber threats”.last_img read more

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Grahame Lesh’s Midnight North Releases Free Live Album From Terrapin Crossroads

first_imgAmericana group Midnight North are fan favorites at the Terrapin Crossroads venue, and for good reason. The group continues to entice with great original music capturing the spirit of the folk genre. While catching them live is the best way to experience their magic, the band has offered up the next best thing: Live At Terrapin Crossroads.The new live album features 11 tracks culled from Midnight North’s best performances at TXR. Those tracks feature a great mixture between original music with a handful of Grateful Dead covers, as well as one unreleased track called “Roamin’.” Featuring Grahame Lesh (son of Phil Lesh), Elliott Peck, Alex Jordan, Connor Croonn and Alex Koford, Midnight North is only getting bigger and better as they continue to play!The album is available via Bandcamp, with a name your price download. You can also stream it below!<a href=”http://midnightnorth.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-terrapin-crossroads”>Live at Terrapin Crossroads by Midnight North</a>last_img read more

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AP analysis: Federal executions likely a COVID superspreader

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — The executions at the end of Donald Trump’s presidency, completed in short windows over a few weeks, likely acted as a superspreader event. That’s according to records reviewed by The Associated Press. It was something health experts had warned could happen when the Justice Department insisted on resuming executions during a pandemic. By the end of 2020, 70% of death row inmates were sick with COVID-19. Guards were ill. Traveling prisons staff on the execution team had the virus. So did media witnesses, who may have unknowingly infected others when they returned home because they were never told about the spreading cases.last_img

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Chris Peluso & More Set for West End’s Show Boat Revival

first_imgChris Peluso Beautiful hunk Chris Peluso and more have been tapped for the previously reported London revival of Show Boat. The transfer of Daniel Evans’ Sheffield Crucible production is scheduled to begin previews on April 9 and will officially open on April 25 at the New London Theatre.Joining Peluso (Miss Saigon) as Gaylord Ravenal in the cast will be Malcolm Sinclair (Quartermaine’s Terms) as Captain Andy Hawks, and original Sheffield cast members Gina Beck (Wicked) as Magnolia Hawks, Broadway alum Lucy Briers (Wolf Hall) as Parthy, Rebecca Trehearn (We Will Rock You) as Julie La Verne, Emmanuel Kojo (Scottsboro Boys) as Joe, Sandra Marvin (City of Angels) as Queenie, Alex Young (I Can’t Sing) as Ellie May Chipley and Danny Collins (Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man) as Frank Schultz.With music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and based on the novel Show Boat by Edna Ferber, the tuner follows the lives of three generations of performers, stagehands and dock workers as their theater, the Cotton Blossom, floats along the Mississippi River. The musical was first performed on Broadway in 1927 and has been revived on the Great White Way and by opera companies numerous times since then. The tuner features such classic showtunes as “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man,” “Ol’ Man River,” “Make Believe” and “You Are Love.”Rounding out the company will be John Coates, Adam Dutton, Kit Esuruoso, Nolan Frederick, Linford Johnson, Javar La’Trail Parker, Kate Milner-Evans, Maria Omakinwa, Ryan Pidgen, Mykal Rand, Leo Roberts, Tosh Wanogho-Maud, Christina Bennington, Victoria Hinde, Linda John-Pierre and Simbi Akande, Georgie Ashford, Laura Darton, Joshua Da Costa, Dale Evans and Tom Partridge. View Commentslast_img read more

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