Electric Boat House in The Netherlands / Sebastiaan Jansen Arc…

first_imgArchDaily Projects Houses Save this picture!© Sebastiaan Jansen+ 18 Share Year:  Architects: Sebastiaan Jansen Architectuur Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Sebastiaan Jansen Save this picture!© Sebastiaan JansenRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsBoardsEGGEREurodekor Melamine-Faced ChipboardConsole tablesB&B ItaliaConsole Table – Eileen Save this picture!© Sebastiaan JansenIn the design of Sebastiaan Jansen context, sustainability and architecture are combined into a special symbiosis. This boathouse is not only striking in its appearance, the building is also very durable. In the corner volume 72 solar panels are integrated. With these panels one can charge 1385x electric boats. The ‘electric boathouse’ is the first building in the Netherlands in which elec-tric boats and architecture are put together as one unity. Save this picture!© Sebastiaan Jansen Save this picture!© Sebastiaan Jansen”We call it the red lego blocks,” said the neighbor, while a passing person stops and looks a puz-zled. The neighbor continues: “It’s totally different than the standard industrial buildings you see here. It takes some getting used to, but it is special and nice. ” Save this picture!plan 01 The building houses a warehouse, with an extensive range of machinery for the (re) building of electric boats. An indoor exhibition space where the boats floats in water.And an office space. These three functions have been given their own character, both in morphology as in appearance. Save this picture!© Sebastiaan Jansen The black volume, which seems to float over a full glass exhibition space, created by interplay be-tween context and sustainability. The rotation angle in the plot can be read at the base, while the upper surface focuses the sun. This creates a sculptural architectural gesture with a nod in the front elevation. The roof which faces south, creates a surface that is suitable for processing PV cells. On the cor-ner volume 72 solar panels are fitted (about 91m ²). These panels provide approximately 11,072 kWh each year, which allows recharging 1385 electric boat. Besides solar panels, there are plenty of sustainable solutions applied. Rainwater is collected in a tank. With this water boats are washed and the toilets are flushed. For heating and cooling of the building a earth mouth linked heating heat pump (HCS) is installed. The cradle to cradle concept is reflected in the design and materialization of the building. In the assembly of the building, where possible, there are mechanical connections chosen. Furthermore, there are materials used in its purest form. Only a few materials have a finish in the form of paint-ing. But wood is wood and brick is brick.Project gallerySee allShow lessNew Church of Vaaler Proposal / CEBRAArticles’The Rink’ Pedestrian Bridge Proposal / Kamvari ArchitectsArticles Share Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/218348/electric-boat-house-in-the-netherlands-groosman-partners-architecten Clipboard Area:  700 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Electric Boat House in The Netherlands / Sebastiaan Jansen Architectuur The Netherlands Electric Boat House in The Netherlands / Sebastiaan Jansen ArchitectuurSave this projectSaveElectric Boat House in The Netherlands / Sebastiaan Jansen Architectuur 2011 “COPY” CopyHouses•Súdwest-Fryslân, The Netherlands “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/218348/electric-boat-house-in-the-netherlands-groosman-partners-architecten Clipboard CopyAbout this officeSebastiaan Jansen ArchitectuurOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesSúdwest-Fryslân3D ModelingThe NetherlandsPublished on March 21, 2012Cite: “Electric Boat House in The Netherlands / Sebastiaan Jansen Architectuur” 21 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?荷兰电力船屋 / Sebastiaan Jansen Architectuur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

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Federal and State Leaders Raising Opioid Crisis in Rural America

first_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleFarmers Are More Pessimistic About the FutureNext articleJane Hardisty Honored at Conservation Awards Luncheon Gary Truitt Video list is empty.Federal and State Leaders Raising Opioid Crisis in Rural AmericaThe opioid crisis in rural America is getting attention from both state and federal leaders. President Trump raised the issue in his remarks to the AFBF convention this week, “We are confronting the scourge of drug addiction and overdoses that plagues too many of our rural communities.”Governor Holcomb raised the issue in his State of the State message Tuesday night and pledged more state support for local Hoosier communities, “We will Increase the number of opioid treatment locations from 18 to 27, so nearly everyone in the state will be less than an hour’s drive to treatment.’However, action needs to accompany conversation. USDA’s head of rural development Anne Hazlett says it is a top priority for her department in 2018, “We have a Community Facilities program that helps with local treatment clinics and transitional housing. We also have a distance learning and tele-medicine program that helps with equipment and delivering medical services.” She added that the re-organization at USDA has allowed greater focus on rural development and on the quality of life in rural America.Lt. Governor Crouch says Indiana is taking action to help local communities by dealing with the stigma of drug addition, “We have to erase the stigma associated with drug addiction and mental illness. It is a disease and an illness and, until we remove the negative stigma, we are going to continue to struggle with how we deal with this crisis.” The Indiana Social and Family Services Administration has launched an anti-stigma campaign to begin to change the public image of drug addiction and mental illness. Meanwhile, Indiana Senator Todd Young says the focus also needs to be on prevention, “We need to invest in preventative solutions as well as just remediating on the back end.”:A December survey, sponsored by the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Farmers Union, found that just under half of rural adults reported being affected by opioid abuse, compared with almost three-quarters, or 74 percent, of farmers and farm workers. AFBF President Zippy Duvall said local Farm Bureaus need to get involved on the local level, “We have 2,700 counties that have Farm Bureaus there, and what if each one of them empowered themselves as being the loving neighbors that we would if someone just got hurt by a cow and we went and done their work for them. Look what a difference we could make in their life and if we just save one farmer’s family from being destroyed by this, it’s well worth the effort they are putting into this.”One out of every five Hoosiers’ lives have been touched in some way by opioid addiction. Home Indiana Agriculture News Federal and State Leaders Raising Opioid Crisis in Rural America SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Federal and State Leaders Raising Opioid Crisis in Rural America By Gary Truitt – Jan 10, 2018 last_img read more

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Nigel Hall Announces Two Shows In One Night at NYC’s Blue Note Jazz Club

first_imgOn Monday, June 27th, New Orleans-based, D.C. native Nigel Hall will headline New York City’s Blue Note Jazz Club for two shows in one night. The singer and musician that many of us know from his regular stint with funk powerhouse Lettuce, has carved out his own niche in the funk and jazz world’s, displaying a musical pedigree that spans generations, having grown up the greats such as Stanley Clarke and Chick Corea, and collaborating with musicians such as Warren Haynes, Oteil Burbridge, Soulive, Questlove, Jon Cleary, and many more. Nigel Hall w/ Lettuce “Baby I Do Love You” – Blue Note, NYC – 11/16/15, courtesy of Skebetine:With the release of his solo album, Ladies and Gentlemen…Nigel Hall, this past November (which boasted two sold-out album release shows at the Blue Note), Hall has kept busy down in New Orleans, constantly working on new music while traveling around the country performing. NOLA-based publication The Times-Picayune went so far as to call him the next Art Neville, which is no small feat. Mark it on your calendars, because this will be a show to not miss!Get Tickets – 8:00 PMGet Tickets – 10:30 PMTake a listen to Ladies And Gentlemen…Nigel Hall:last_img read more

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Area Girls Middle School Basketball Results

first_imgThe St. Louis 5th grade girls continued their winning ways Thursday, January 23 with a 44 to 9 win over St. Michael’s Trojans. The Cardinals once again jumped out to an early lead behind a good defense that created an number of turnovers and allow the Cardinals to enjoy a 21 – 6 halftime lead. The Cardinals would put the game away early in the 3rd quarter behind 10 of the team-high 16 points from Ella King. Mimi Smith also had a complete game contributing 14 points and numerous assists while Madden Showalter added 7 points as well. This takes the Cardinals record to 2 – 0 on the season. The next game will be the home opener for the Cardinals as they have a rematch with St. Mary’s North Vernon Wednesday night January 29 at 6 pm.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Brent Young,Thursday Night, The Cardinals traveled to Brookville to face off against St. Michael’s. The Cardinals had an excellent defensive game, holding St. Michael’s to 0 points the entire game. The Cardinals won 15-0, bringing our record to 2-2. Leading in scoring was Rachel Suttmann with 5 points. Bridget Lohmueller and Cora Roth netted 4 points each and Karsyn Watson scored 2. The 6th grade is in action again Wednesday, January 29, for their first home game, taking on North Vernon.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Anne Suttmann.North Decatur Girls 8th Grade Basketball beat Southwestern High School 42-31. Kunz leading scorer with 20 and several rebounds. Ogden with several assists and 12 points. Motz and Abrams each with 2 points. Stier with 6 points. The Lady Chargers had several good fast breaks resulting in quick scoring.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Becky Bingham.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – FRIDAY JANUARY 22, 2016

first_imgJockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won SADLER HAPPY WITH DRAW IN CLOCKERS’ CORNERTrainer John Sadler is looking forward to Sunday’s $75,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes at about 6 1/2 furlongs on turf, in which he has entered Bench Warrant for the Doubledown Stables of Chicago’s Richard Templer.“The horse is kind of a specialist,” Sadler said. “He runs well down the hill every time. He was kind of unlucky in the Daytona last out on Dec. 26. When you look at the chart and where he came from and how far he got beat, it was a pretty good race.“We got a good draw, so we’re looking forward to it.”The Clockers’ Corner: Rocket Heat, Edwin Maldonado, 7-2; Holy Lute, Victor Espinoza, 6-1; Cape Wolfe, Flavien Prat, 10-1; County Lineman, Alonso Quinonez, 8-1; Fleet Eagle, Tiago Pereira, 30-1; Silentio, Mike Smith, 8-1; Coastline, Tyler Baze, 4-1; Home Run Kitten, Joe Talamo, 4-1; Ocho Ocho Ocho, Santiago Gonazlez, 8-1; and Bench Warrant, Drayden Van Dyke, 12-1. Peter Miller4063215%28%$207,380 Tyler Baze80613118%38%$343,382 SANTA MONICA AN OPEN RACE SANS SUNDAY RULESESPINOZA PUTS KIBOSH ON RETIREMENT REPORTSSPECIALIST BENCH WARRANT IN CLOCKERS’ CORNERDORTMUND IN BULLET DRILL FOR RICH SAN ANTONIO Vladimir Cerin941244%78%$111,050 (Current Through Monday, Jan. 18) SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Drayden Van Dyke3955513%38%$304,214 Joseph Talamo6489613%36%$396,588 Gary Stevens2042020%30%$491,780 SANTA MONICA FIELD GROWS WITHOUT BIG FAVORITESaturday’s Grade II Santa Monica Stakes drew nine entrants, thanks in no small part to the unexpected absence of Sunday Rules, who would have been the odds-on favorite in the seven furlong test for older fillies and mares.One horse entered that had been on the fence is Kyriaki, a 6-year-old Scat Daddy mare coming off a head victory in the mud at Delta Downs.“That’s why there’s such a big field,” said Peter Eurton, trainer of Kyriaki. “We fooled around with Kyriaki on the turf for 12 starts, but she’s been on dirt and won three and she’s gotten better with age.“I’m not 100 percent sure sprinting is her best gig. I think she wants a mile, but seven-eighths is not so bad.”Also set for the Santa Monica is Ben’s Duchess, fourth in the Grade I La Brea at seven furlongs on Dec. 26.“She had her prep Monday morning at 6:30 with Joe Talamo up,” trainer John Sadler said. “She went perfect. Hopefully, we’re going to rebound from her fourth-place finish in the La Brea. She missed getting a prep race for that race, but now she’s had a race and trained steadily with two good works going into the Santa Monica.”Ben’s Duchess worked five furlongs Monday in 1:00.20.Sunday Rules was not entered due to a skin infection in a hock, but it was minor and the front-running Tribal Rule mare will be pointed to the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint at about 6 ½ furlongs a week from tomorrow, on Jan. 30.“It was just a two-day deal,” said Phil D’Amato, atop the trainer standings through 16 days with eight victories. “She’s back training full force. It was just one of those things that happen, and now we’re looking to run in the Cal Cup.”The Santa Monica: Prize Exhibit, Santiago Gonzalez, 4-1; Ben’s Duchess, Joe Talamo, 5-2; Kiss At Midnight, Gary Stevens, 12-1; Lost Bus, Fernando Perez, 20-1; Tara’s Tango, Mike Smith, 6-1; Room for Me, Martin Garcia, 3-1; Living The Life, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Kyriaki, Mario Gutierrez, 12-1; and Finest City, Corey Nakatani, 10-1. Mario Gutierrez67813612%40%$416,764 Mike Smith3642311%25%$416,200 David Lopez571141019%44%$332,028 Fernando Perez60741112%37%$296,716 Bob Baffert3474821%56%$437,120 Kristin Mulhall1442129%50%$150,350 Flavien Prat58841214%41%$427,408 VICTOR ESPINOZA NOT READY TO RETIREReports of Victor Espinoza’s retirement have been greatly exaggerated.In fact, the Triple Crown-winning jockey, just back from an awards ceremony in London, said at Clockers’ Corner Friday morning that contrary to a recent news report, he is not retiring, and a few hours later, his agent, Brian Beach, confirmed that.“There’s nothing to it,” Beach said. “People have to understand that after a grueling last six months and actually, the last two years, it takes a mental toll and it wears you down.“Victor is working a horse tomorrow morning at 6:30. He’s as hungry as ever. He’s not ready to retire.”Espinoza was in London where he participated in Longines World’s Best Racehorse ceremony at which American Pharoah was honored. “I got there Monday and left Wednesday,” said Espinoza, who is named to ride 6-1 chance Aguacate for Vladmir Cerin in today’s fifth race. “It was great. They gave me the best watch ever.“Longines designed it with the words ‘Triple Crown No. 5’ engraved on the back. That was American Pharoah’s saddle cloth number in the Belmont Stakes.”center_img FINISH LINES: Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund, prepping for the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes on Feb. 6, worked six furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Friday in 1:12 under regular rider Martin Garcia. Dortmund’s fractional times were 23.80, 35.60, 47.80 and 1:00.40, according to clocker Dane Nelson . . . Trainer Doug O’Neill has unbeaten Eclipse champion Nyquist set to work Sunday towards his three-year-old debut in the San Vicente Stakes on Feb. 15 . . . San Pasqual Stakes runner-up Imperative, also ticketed for the San Antonio, went four furlongs with Mario Gutierrez up for Richard Baltas Thursday in a bullet 46.40, fastest of 43 drills at the distance, the average time of which was 48.90. “It was a great work,” said Baltas, who has a busy weekend, with two horses entered today, five on Saturday and one on Sunday . . . David Jacobson, who has two horses entered today in quest of his first win this meet, is happy to date with the transition from the East Coast to California. “Everything’s great,” said Jacobson, who has 6-1 morning line chance You Know I Know in the third and 7-2 Caldera in the eighth. Jacobson also has entered horses at Golden Gate Fields in the Bay Area. “Wherever I think I can win a race,” he said, “I’ll go there.” Jacobson started 646 horses last year, winning with 128, a respectable 20 percent average . . . Geoff Shackelford, horse player and writer for Golf World & Golf Digest, and track announcer Michael Wrona, will be Tom Quigley‘s guests Saturday and Sunday respectively in the East Paddock Gardens at 11:20 a.m. . . . Agent Vince DeGregory has Tiago Pereira booked to ride Power Foot for Neil Drysdale in the Grade III John B. Connolly Turf Cup at 1 ½ miles at Sam Houston Jan. 30 . . . Santa Anita, home to America’s biggest winter betting pools, is currently handling on average more than $920,000 in its weekend Late Pick Four pools and more than $570,000 in the weekday Late Pick Four. Peter Eurton28410414%64%$194,700 Martin Pedroza3542111%20%$83,490 Edwin Maldonado57104718%37%$324,670 Abel Lezcano2231114%23%$122,120 Alex Solis830238%63%$174,384 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Mark Glatt2842114%25%$130,880 Martin Garcia3755714%46%$341,824 Richard Baltas3674319%39%$446,854 Rafael Bejarano751614821%51%$810,130 Jeff Bonde1242033%50%$94,260 Santiago Gonzalez901912921%44%$692,908 Doug O’Neill5949127%42%$276,832 Philip D’Amato4087920%60%$485,210 Alonso Quinonez3037110%37%$154,920 William Spawr1353038%62%$130,274 Kent Desormeaux323759%47%$302,970last_img read more

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DOCTORS GET LETTERS WARNING THEM OF SEVERE STAFF SHORTAGES IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE

first_imgDoctors across Donegal have been sent letters warning them of serious staffing shortages within the county’s mental health service.The letters, sent by Clinical Director CJ Haley, says the delays with result in both sudden cancellation of appointments and delays.The staffing shortages will also lead to delays in assessing people in the mental health sector who have been referred on an emergency basis. The letter has caused serious concern among GPs throughout the county.Sinn Féin TD for Donegal South West Pearse Doherty said he is alarmed to hear of the letter and of the staffing shortages.He said he now plans to raise the matter immediately with the HSE locally and also in the Dail.“The letter states that in 2014 and for the foreseeable future that the service will be operating with a “serious shortfall” in Consultant Psychiatrist and Non Consultant Hospital Doctor posts within the service and will cause postponing of outpatient clinics at short notice, increased waiting times for new patients and delays in the assessment of emergency referrals. “Furthermore the Clinical Director anticipates that service provision in Intellectual Disability, Old Age Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service will be reduced in an effort to cope with a “service wide problem”. The Letter further states the worst case scenario could be the temporary shut down of an entire sector due to Consultant/ NCHD absences.“It is clear that there are serious questions to answer in regards to Mental Health provision across the state and in Donegal. Of the total 875 positions allocated to strengthen mental health services across the state in 2012 and 2013, in January 2014 the recruitment process had only been completed for 514 of these posts. While the figures are not broken down by county, 71 of the 361 positions to be filled nationally are in the HSE west region.”He added the question that needs to be asked is why is the service being allowed to dwindle?“In a county such as Donegal, which unfortunately has seen almost every community affected by suicide and other mental health issues these services are vital and should be strengthened, instead the opposite is the case.The following is the letter sent to GPs across Donegal.Dear Dr X, Re: Medical Staff Shortages in Donegal Mental Health Services.Unfortunately from February 2014 and for the foreseeable future Donegal Mental Health Service will have a serious shortfall in Consultant Psychiatrist and NCHD posts. There appears to be no immediate solution to this.The impact will be noticeable and will cause:Postponing out-patient clinics at short notice. Increased waiting list times for new patients.Delays in the assessment of emergency referrals in the Dept of Psychiatry and the ED of Letterkenny General Hospital.A worst case scenario may require temporary shut down of an entire Sector/CMHT due to consultant/NCHD absences.Intellectual Disability, Old Age Psychiatry and CAMHS are all going to have to reduce their service provision because of the shortage of NCHDs. It is a service wide problem.Meeting these challenges will require close liaison between primary care and the local Community Mental Health Teams. Therefore I would urge as much phone contact as possible with the CMHT when dealing with emergency referrals. Other new referrals may have to be offered a generic assessment before consultant/nchd review. Again a close relationship with key CMHT members will help manage potential risks.I will of course try to keep you informed of any progress and am more than happy to try and make myself available to resolve any problems that our current situation throws up.Yours Sincerely,Dr C J HaleyClinical Director DOCTORS GET LETTERS WARNING THEM OF SEVERE STAFF SHORTAGES IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE was last modified: March 26th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:doctorsdonegalMental Health Servicelast_img read more

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‘Taches to fight prostate cancer

first_imgSouth African men are urged to grow theirfurriest, funkiest moustaches to spreadawareness for prostate cancer.(Image: Grow Your Mo’)MEDIA CONTACTS• Nelia BlumrickGrow Your Mo’ campaign+27 82 316 [email protected] RELATED ARTICLES• SA scientist leads cancer fight • Rooibos yoghurt fights cancer • Top award for Rhodes scientist • Vaccine hope for SA womenKhanyi MagubaneSouth African men are being encouraged to ditch their razors and grow their thickest, furriest moustaches to get people talking about prostate cancer, a highly stigmatised condition that affects one in every six men.The first-ever Grow Your Mo’ drive, a quirky initiative of the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), is intended to help protect men across South African by raising the public’s awareness of prostate cancer-related issues and generating support for the PCF’s cancer-fighting efforts.PCF is hoping that this humorous and light-hearted idea will help spread the message to as many man as possible in a non-threatening way.All proceeds raised by the campaign, which runs from 15 to 30 September 2009 to coincide with Prostate Awareness Month, will be donated to the PCF.Campaign coordinator Nelia Blumrick says the drive got off to a great start: “This is the first time we’ve launched such a campaign. It’s actually been going really well, and once people started talking about it, it really started picking up.”“We started out by putting up the [Grow Your Mo’] Facebook group, and then the website, and then it started spreading by word of mouth,” says Blumrick.The campaign encourages participants to submit photos of their manly facial hair to the Grow Your Mo’ website and enter the Best mo’ on show competition. The best moustache each week during the 15-day campaign will be displayed for all to see in the Man of the Mo’ment frame on the site.“Every aspect of ‘Mo’-craft’ will be taken into account: length, shape, colour, grooming, luxuriance, novelty and so forth. The men who make names for themselves in this competition will go down in history as some of the finest specimens humanity has ever produced,” reads the website.At the end of the month there will be grand prize-winner, although the booty is being kept a secret.For those not so keen to sprout their whiskers, there’s a Mo money draw, which can be entered by sending a text message with your name to 40026 – the number is applicable only in South Africa, though. Messages cost R20 (US$2.69), which will be donated to PCF. Alternatively you can send a cash pledge to the organisation, the banking details of which are on the website.The campaign can also be followed on the social networking site, Twitter.What is prostate cancer?According to PCF, prostate cancer is the leading cancer among men in South Africa and more than 4 000 men are diagnosed with it every year.It occurs when cells within the prostate – a gland in the male reproductive system – grow uncontrollably and form a number of small tumours.If caught early surgery or radiation can effectively eliminate the tumours, but in its early stages the cancer produces few or no symptoms and can be difficult to detect.If untreated and allowed to grow, the cells from the tumours can spread in a process called metastasis. Prostate cancer cells are transported through the lymphatic system and the bloodstream to other parts of the body, where they lodge and grow secondary tumours.Once the cancer has spread beyond the prostate, chances of it being treated successfully are reduced.Early detection vitalAbnormal cell growth in the prostate can be detected early if men go for regular medical check-ups, where a digital rectal exam or Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) test is carried out.If a blood sample reveals high levels of PSA, a protein produced in the prostate, there could be cause for concern.PCF says it’s unfortunate that men often know more about breast cancer than they do about prostate cancer, as it’s not as widely publicised.“I think most men are aware of it, but they don’t want to talk about it, because it has to do with their genital parts. I think if it were any other part of the body, it would be easier to talk about,” Blumrick adds.The older the man, the more susceptible he is to prostate cancer. In the US more than 65% of cases are found in men over the age of 65. Men who have had a parent or brother with prostate cancer, and those with a poor diet and lifestyle, are also more at risk.Although there are no clear-cut signs of prostate cancer, PCF says men should see a doctor promptly if the following symptoms occur:• A need to urinate frequently, especially at night• Difficulty starting urination or holding back urine• Weak or interrupted flow of urine• Painful or burning urination• Difficulty in having an erection• Painful ejaculation• Blood in urine or semen, or• Frequent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips or upper thighs.last_img read more

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Nelson Mandela State Funeral Update

first_imgSTATEMENT BY MINISTER COLLINS CHABANE ON BEHALF OF THE INTER-MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE FOR THE STATE FUNERAL Fellow South AfricansLadies and gentlemen of the mediaWelcome to this latest update on the preparations for the State Funeral for our beloved President.We are pleased to have with us: The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane; The Minister of Transport, Ms Dipuo Peters; The Executive Mayor of the City of Joburg, Mr Parks Tau,  and representatives of the City of Tshwane.These leaders are here to provide closer details of some of the logistics in and around the two cities, as well as South Africa’s hosting of the large number of international dignitaries who have begun to arrive.We will in this briefing provide more information on some of the arrangements on which we reported yesterday.But we do again want to start by thanking people around the country and the world for their warm and generous responses in the wake of the passing of our beloved President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.These demonstrations of love and affection will go a long way to entrenching our memories of Madiba and in shaping the way we live and work with one another as human beings in this country and beyond.What we have seen over the past few days reflects the true spirit of South Africa as a place where people of all backgrounds are working together to create a non-racial, non-sexist, prosperous society. These efforts are creating the hope that we will achieve even greater things than we have during the first 20 Years of Freedom.I now want to turn to the update on the programme over the next few hours and days.1. DAY OF PRAYER AND REFLECTION: TODAY, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 2013  Government has been heartened by the positive response of various communities of faith and other civil society formations to President Jacob Zuma’s call for today to be observed as a day of prayer and reflection.We are aware that a large number of events are being held in South Africa and abroad today, giving people an opportunity to come together in fellowship and reflection.We hope these events will bring comfort and healing to congregants and participants, and that it will inspire all of humanity to ensure that Madiba’s values live on in our hearts and in our actions.As these events take place, government agencies will be hard at work making preparations for the rest of the week’s official programme. 2. INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS From today we will see the arrival of a large contingent of Heads of State and Government and a broad range of eminent persons, including royalty.The fact that international leaders are making their way to South Africa at such short notice, reflects the special place President Mandela holds in the hearts of people around the globe.We are touched by the fact that many countries have declared periods of mourning, ordered that flags be flown at half-mast and draped or lit landmarks in the colours of the South African flag. We truly appreciate these gestures.We appreciate the willingness showed by a broad range of eminent persons to come to South Africa to join us personally at this time of mourning, reflection and celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy.To date, 13 African states have confirmed attendance, in addition to 15 from outside the continent.International and regional organisations from the United Nations and European Commission to the African Union, for example, have also confirmed attendance.Eleven (11) Eminent Persons will also be in South Africa during this period.From the United States, President and Mrs Obama will be accompanied by three former Presidents – Carter, Bush (George W), Clinton and their spouses, and 26 Congressmen.The Brazilian President, Ms Dilma Rousseff, will be accompanied by four former Heads of State: Presidents Sarney, Melo, Cardoso and Lula da Silva.We expect more confirmations, and we wish to reiterate that our international guests are most welcome as they join us at this difficult time.3. OFFICIAL MEMORIAL SERVICE: FNB STADIUM, JOHANNESBURGThe Official Memorial Service at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, on Tuesday, December 10. The event will begin formally at 11am. Gates will open at 6am.This is an international event that will be attended by members of the public alongside national and international leaders.The President of the Republic of South Africa will address the official memorial service.The programme will also include tributes by Heads of State from the various regions of the globe, the continent and representatives of international and regional organisations. Eminent persons will also address the gathering.As we invite people to participate in this event, we must make the additional point that the body of President Mandela will not be in position at the Official Memorial Service. President Mandela will lie in state at the Union Buildings only from Wednesday, December 11 to 13 December 2013.Our advice is that people outside Gauteng come together in their own provinces to ensure that this is a truly nationwide event, and that people take advantage of the fact that all key events are being broadcast live.Provincial and local authorities have been requested to arrange transport for mourners from various parts of the country to FNB Stadium and the overflow venues at Ellis Park Stadium, Orlando Stadium and Dobsonville Stadium.Big screens will be installed at the overflow venues to allow members of the public to follow proceedings at FNB Stadium in the company of compatriots.While these venues offer extensive seating, people must accept that at some stage this capacity will be filled and police and other authorities will turn people away.We call on people to cooperate and demonstrate patience and dignity if they were to be turned away.Government is doing all it can to allow as many people as possible to be part of these official events, but there are limits to how many people we can reasonably accommodate.Members of the public who want to attend the National Memorial Service at FNB or other stadiums must plan their trips carefully, leave early and use public transport. No cars will be allowed in the vicinity of FNB Stadium. ROAD CLOSURES, PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND PARK AND RIDEThere will be road closures around FNB Stadium and no cars will be allowed at the stadium. Some of the road closures have already been listed on various government websites, including www.mandela.gov.za. There will also be road closures on Tuesday morning around Orlando, Ellis Park and Dobsonville stadiums.Mourners to FNB Stadium can travel by Metrorail from all major stations in Gauteng.They will also be able to travel by Gautrain to Park Station and transfer to Metrorail to FNB Stadium. People will also be able to walk from the surrounding areas to the stadium, andA special Rea Vaya service will also be in operation. The City of Joburg has a number of Park and Ride sites for FNB Stadium, Ellis Park and Orlando Stadium. Members of the public must watch the media, visit websites and follow broadcast media for details.The City of Joburg has also established Mourning Sites at various locations but the City will provide more details in its own briefing here shortly.4.PUBLIC VIEWING AREAS FOR REGIONAL MEMORIAL EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRYWe must emphasise that also on Tuesday, provincial authorities will be hosting various events around the country where people are invited to come together to view the national event at FNB Stadium on big screens.These public viewing areas, which are normally activated during national events such as the State of the Nation Address, will be similar to the “fan parks” that were in place during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.Around 90 big screens will be set up by Government Communications (GCIS) and partners in all provinces.We expect this number will increase as provincial plans are consolidated later this afternoon.Some of the big screens will be live from Tuesday 10 December to Monday 16 December, which is Day of Reconciliation.On the Day of Reconciliation, we will unveil a statue of President Mandela at the Union Buildings and observe the 100th anniversary of the Union Buildings as the seat of government.Throughout this period, people will also be able to express their emotions and reflections in books of condolence that have been posted at various government offices around the country and our diplomatic missions abroad.Details of the sites where books of condolence have been opened have been posted on the government memorial website, www.mandela.gov.za.Details of the public viewing areas for Tuesday’s provincial events will be posted on government websites and social media later today, Sunday. 5. LYING IN STATE: WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11 TO 13, 2013The procession will leave 1 Military Hospital at 7am daily and President Mandela’s body will be on view from 8am.On Wednesday December 11, the Mandela family and VVIPs will view the body from 10am.Members of the public will file past the body from 12h00 to 17h30.On Thursday and Friday December 12 and 13, the public will have access to casket from 8am to 5.30pm.We also appeal to people to work with the various agencies of government who will manage this route so that this daily event will be dignified and secure.Two sites in Pretoria will be used as points from which mourners will be shuttled to the Union Buildings and back. No other access will be possible. Mourners are also advised that cellphones will need to be off and out of sight as mourners file past the body.Government reiterates its appeal for members of the public to line the memorial route each morning to form a public guard of honour. The public guard of honour will not apply in the evening.STATE FUNERAL, QUNU More information will be released in the coming days about arrangements for the laying to rest of President Mandela at Qunu in the Eastern Cape.However, it is worth noting that South African Airways will operate a special air transport service to ferry mourners who will attend the funeral of world icon and former president Nelson Mandela in the Eastern Cape.This special service – for which travellers will pay – will cater for mourners who will attend the funeral and the service will also be available on the return leg of their travel.The special service does not replace and will not disrupt SAA’s existing daily operations to the Eastern Cape – except that airspace will be restricted around Mthatha.Information about the readiness of the Airports Company of South Africa to manage passengers and aircraft during this period has been compiled into a factsheet. This factsheet is available on the official government memorial website, www.mandela.gov.za.   INFORMATION RESOURCES In addition to regular press conferences, government is also posting information regularly on the following online platforms:www.mandela.gov.zawww.gcis.gov.zawww.gcis.gov.zaSocial media:www.facebook.com/GovernmentZA www.twitter.com/GCIS_Mediawww.twitter.com/SAgovnewswww.facebook.com/sanewsgovzaGovernment also advises people to check the websites and social media accounts of provincial and municipal government for intermittent updates.  Enquiries: Phumla WilliamsActing Cabinet Spokesperson083 5010 139  Issued by the Government Communication and Information System Republic of South Africalast_img read more

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Mailbag: How Do I Hire a Great Sales Manager

first_imgMark writes, “Can you write on the ‘How-to’s’ of hiring great sales managers, setting expectations, compensation packages, and key places to find this unicorn?”How to Hire Great Sales ManagersHiring well is an art form. If hiring is easy, you’re doing it wrong. If hiring is fast, you’re doing it wrong. If hiring isn’t the most difficult part of your job, I am certain that you’re doing it wrong.Here is what I know.You are not hiring a super-salesperson or a super-closer, even though they will from time to time need to help sell. You also aren’t hiring someone that you don’t have to train, develop and coach, so you better want to work closely with them.You are hiring someone to lead and take care of your sales force. And you are hiring someone that can help your team create value for your clients. That is who they have to be.You are hiring someone that has demonstrable leadership skills. You are hiring someone who is a student of the game. You are hiring someone who is sincerely interested in helping others achieve results. You are hiring someone that cares about people, but who will also hold them accountable for results. They must be a great coach; they have to get the very best performance out of each member of their team.Note: I want to know how they coach people. I also want to know what they believe their highest priorities are as a manager. Oh, and I want to know about their meeting rhythm (who do they believe they serve?).How to Set ExpectationsDon’t set expectations alone. Work very closely with your sales manager to help them decide what their goals are, what they are going to be accountable for producing, and how they will be judged. If you want them to make the number you have in mind, it has to become their number even more than it is your number.I would say this to a sales manager, so I’ll write it for you here. Your sales manager’s number is made up of all of the individual quotas of the team she manages. That means your big number is made up of all of your sales manager’s numbers. You have to do everything in your power to help them reach their number in order for you to reach yours. I once heard an Army General explain how he achieved his goals in an out-of-control corner of Iraq. He said, “I asked my people what they needed, and then I moved Heaven and Earth to get it for them.”Note: If they tell you they can blow out the number you come up with, worry. Scratch that. Just get up from the table and run like Hell. If they tell you they can get you the number you have in mind if you pony up the investment necessary to producing that result, you’ve found your sales manager.Compensation PackagesI wouldn’t dream of answering this question without a lot more information. So here are some vagaries.Personally, I like a salary large enough to acquire the talent you need and a bonus structure that is made up of some financial goals with a variable component that can be awarded for demonstrating a certain set of values and behaviors. As an example, a good leader should be building the next generation of leaders. So maybe there is some variable compensation based on their ability to grow new leaders within the sales team.So, salary + bonus for reaching goals + variable component.QuestionsHow do you identify and hire great sales managers?What are the skills that lead to success when managing a sales team?What is the best way to set and establish a sales manager’s goals?How you should compensate a sales manager?last_img read more

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Hamilton wins Japanese GP to move closer to F1 title

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain throws his trophy aloft as he celebrates after winning the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka, Japan, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. Second placed Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands, left, and his teammate Daniel Ricciardo of Australia, right, was third. APSUZUKA, Japan — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday (Monday Manila time), taking a major step toward winning his fourth Formula One title.The Mercedes driver crossed the finish line 1.2 seconds ahead of Malaysia GP winner Max Verstappen to claim his eighth F1 victory of the season and third at the Suzuka circuit. Verstappen’s Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo was third.ADVERTISEMENT Vettel’s early retirement put a serious dent in his fading hopes of coming back to win the championship. He also had mechanical issues at Malaysia and started at the back of the grid before working his way to a fourth-place finish.“It is obviously a pity the last two races with the reliability issues,” Vettel said. “But you know, it’s like that sometimes. Of course it hurts, and we’re all disappointed.”Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson also retired early when he ran across the gravel and dived nose-first into the barriers.Carlos Sainz lost control of his Toro Rosso, spinning across the gravel into the wall on the outside and retiring after the second lap.Mercedes also increased its lead in the Constructors’ standings to 145 points over Ferrari. Red Bull is in third place with 303 points.The next race is Oct. 22 in the United States. Read Next View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games NHL-less Olympics gives Europe-based players a shot at glory “The track was fantastic today and the team did an unbelievable job,” Hamilton said. “Max drove an outstanding race. Obviously, it wasn’t easy for us.”Hamilton moved 59 points clear of title rival Sebastian Vettel with four races left. Vettel was forced to retire on the third lap when his Ferrari lost power.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutStarting from pole position next to Vettel, Hamilton held the lead through the first turn.With Vettel out of the race, it quickly became a showdown between Hamilton and Max Verstappen. Hamilton built up a four-second lead over the Red Bull driver through the first 15 laps and made his only pit stop on the 23rd lap. Verstappen pitted a lap earlier than Hamilton, then produced some good laps to cut the lead to 1.7 seconds midway through the race.Verstappen closed to within a second at the start of the final lap but traffic allowed Hamilton to escape once more and seal the narrow win.“I was able to hold him behind me but he got very close,” Hamilton said. “We had a bit of traffic but it was very close at the end.”Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas was fourth followed by Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen. The Force India duo of Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez was sixth and seventh, respectively.Haas driver Kevin Magnussen was eighth followed by teammate Romain Grosjean. Williams driver Felipe Massa rounded out the top 10.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

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