Holm Place / OB Architecture

first_imgArchDaily Projects “COPY” James Chapman Structural Engineer: United Kingdom Save this picture!© Martin Gardner+ 39Curated by María Francisca González Share Momentum, Stephen Fisher, David Ryan Area:  399 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Martin Gardner Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Architects: OB Architecture Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeOB ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEnglandHookUnited KingdomPublished on March 07, 2018Cite: “Holm Place / OB Architecture” 07 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Lead Architects: CopyHouses•Hook, United Kingdom City:HookCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Martin GardnerRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. Holm Place is a new dwelling in the village of South Warnborough. The 0.12-hectare site is located in the upper garden of Manor Court, a 17th century Grade II listed building in the South Warnborough Conservation Area. The brief was to create an exemplary modern home to accommodate four bedrooms with open-plan living spaces. The design aims to have a direct relationship to the garden, maximizing light and blurring the threshold between inside and outside.Save this picture!© Martin GardnerThe L-shaped plan is pushed to the edges of the site to preserve the green setting around the listed building. The elevational treatment and building materials take their cues from Manor Court, utilizing a simple pallet of brick, timber, off-white render, glass, and zinc. The building is arranged on a 3m structural grid, which is expressed both internally and externally to give clarity and order to the composition.Save this picture!© Martin GardnerSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Martin GardnerFor the external walls facing north, a solid enclosure was defined using brick and a zinc cladding system above. The zinc references the agricultural buildings in the local area and the leadwork on Manor Court. Timber cladding was employed for the internal courtyard elevations with the vertical proportions matching the panels on Manor Court. The iroko was chosen for its durability and color that will weather down to match the color tone of the existing building.Save this picture!© Martin GardnerThe ground floor accommodation has two distinct zones, the north wing containing an open-plan glazed kitchen, dining, living space and the west wing the bedroom accommodation. Forming a connection between these two areas is the entrance hall, gallery and double-height staircase. The circulation is defined by a minimal column structure that forms a cloister facing the walled garden. The master bedroom suite at first floor is designed with an intimate terrace that takes in the wide views of the countryside.Save this picture!© Martin GardnerProject gallerySee allShow lessScholars’ Prize in ArchitectureOpportunitiesLEGO Prices Drop After Company Reports “Too Much” Stock in Warehouses and StoresArchitecture News Share Year:  2017 Photographs Janine Pattison Studios “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/890230/holm-place-ob-architecture Clipboard Manufacturers: Delta Light, EFP-ME-UK, Lazenby, Michelmersh, Reeve Wood, Big Bath Company, Clarke Construction, DWL Windows/, Durtnells Joinery, John Hollis, New England South Shutters, VMZINC Quantity Surveyor: Holm Place / OB Architecture Holm Place / OB ArchitectureSave this projectSaveHolm Place / OB Architecture Main Contractor: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/890230/holm-place-ob-architecture Clipboard Landscape: R. Durtnell & Sons, Larry Martin APS Associates, Patrick Swiftlast_img read more

Donegal companies urged to apply for funding under Enterprise Ireland

first_img Pinterest Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme By News Highland – September 26, 2012 Google+ Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Donegal companies urged to apply for funding under Enterprise Ireland Previous articleGallagher report approved by overwhelming majority by European ParliamentNext articleDonegal IFA call on Government to maintain farm schemes in budget News Highland Pinterestcenter_img News Donegal companies are being encouraged to apply for funding under Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Start Fund.The Fund provides young companies in the ICT & Industrial sectors with early stage funding to test the market for their products and services and progress their business plans for the global marketplace.15 companies are expected to benefit under the latest round of funding, under which a total of €750,000 is availableDonegal company Cargo Defenders, which provides innovative security solutions for the haulage industry, was awarded fudning under the scheme earlier this year.Company owner Aidan Robb says it has been very beneficial and encouraging others to apply:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/robb830.mp3[/podcast]Applications are open until October 10th at www.enterprise-ireland.com/csf Facebook Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released last_img read more

Scuba, the Harvard way

first_img“If you’re low on air, you will gradually lose consciousness,” Justin Sola ’14 tells his scuba diving partner, Alice Xiang ’13, as they perform safety checks on each other’s alternate air sources. Outside, it’s one of the coldest days of the year, and yet the two are decked out in swimsuits, dreaming of faraway places.“We’re in St. Lucia right now,” says scuba instructor Tori Steinmeier. “On a boat, with all our friends.”If only.But these Harvard students are getting the next best thing: scuba lessons inside the Malkin Athletic Center that will earn them PADI open water certification to explore the underwater realm of St. Lucia — and anywhere else in the world.Twin sisters Ann-Marie (left) and Kristina Barrett ’16 check their regulators before getting in the pool.Sola and Xiang are just two of many students who, for a multitude of reasons, returned to campus early after holiday break. The period in between break and spring term contains a block of time known as Wintersession, a College programming initiative that offers students unique opportunities to explore other interests and develop new skill sets, such as personal-finance management, first-responder certification, ethnic cooking mastery, and more.For Kristen DePre ’13, returning to campus early from Long Island was all about utilizing the downtime to work on her thesis — and to enroll in scuba lessons.“I returned just for this class,” she says. “Scuba is something I’ve always wanted to do. It’s typically expensive and time-consuming, and I’m going to be graduating soon, so I really wanted to take advantage of all Harvard’s offerings.”For these students, not only was the class free, it would give them all the skills to complete their open water certification dives in just one week.“You really feel like a fish,” describes DePre of her first time breathing underwater. “It’s bizarre. It feels almost like outer space.”Students test their gear underwater in the Malkin Athletic Center pool during a Wintersession class that will earn them scuba certification.The class meets daily from noon to 4, with a mix of classroom instruction and pool exercises administered by longtime scuba aficionado Alan Budreau, with the help of Jim Estabrook from Somerville’s United Divers, and Steinmeier, a professional scuba instructor and student at Harvard Extension School.Come springtime’s warmer weather, the students will head north to Rockport, Mass., to complete certification dives with Budreau and the other instructors. Yet murky New England water is no match for a vacation’s lure. Many students will opt to complete their certification in places like the Caribbean, over spring break.“I came back to campus to work on my thesis, but I’ve always been interested in marine biology,” says Xiang, whose buoyancy control device, or BCD, gets the clearance from Sola. “And you get to swim with dolphins!”“Scuba’s just cool,” says Sola, suiting up. “James Bond did it.”Harvard Recreation offers scuba courses for students, faculty, and staff in spring and fall semesters. For more information.last_img read more

GFF host second CONCACAF ‘D License’ course

first_imgTHE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) yesterday opened its second CONCACAF ‘D Licenses’ Coaching Course at the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) Headquarters, where 30 coaches will over the next four days be tutored and tested by CONCACAF Instructors, Anton Corneal and Vincent Earl Ganzberg.Technical Director of the GFF, Ian Greenwood, said the aim is “to have as many certified coaches in the country as possible, so that next year we’ll be able to apply for C Licenses and B Licenses.”Greenwood asked the participants to be open to learning new ideas and coaching philosophy; something that was echoed by visiting CONCACAF Instructors.The American Ganzberg, after thanking the GFF for coming up with the initiative, explained to the coaches that “these four days will get you to dip your toe in the water, but it’s after you really become a coach.”Corneal said the course is about giving Guyana a chance to educate their young players, since “over the years, we’ve seen methodology changed; ways we looked at the game, ways we have advanced and areas that we might have advanced, we might have to go back.”“What you’re doing to help guide coaches and young players will be the key. It is important to us that you give young players the opportunity to learn the game of life through football, and the one that excel, you give them a pathway” Corneal told the Coaches at yesterday’s opening of the course.Meanwhile, president of the GFF, Wayne Forde, called the Federations planning for development at all levels a “movement”, adding “and while the work we’ve been doing over the past two years don’t grab headlines, and can sometimes be miscommunicated and understood, it is clear that we’re laying a foundation.”According to Forde, “the level of investment that we’ve made in our referees development, over players development in the establishment of our Academy Training Centres (ATC), to anyone that have the slightest understanding of the game of football, will recognise that we’re trying to produce a production machinery, that turns out excellent human being year after year.”last_img read more

Olympia Celebrates National Arts Month with a Fresh Roster of Upcoming…

first_imgFacebook5Tweet0Pin0May is National Arts Month, and while Olympia kicked off its big celebration with Arts Walk last month, the city’s theaters have released a whole bunch of new plays to kick off the Summer season. Many of these performances will debut this week, however if you cannot make it out for opening night, many of them will continue throughout the remainder of the month.Unexpected Tenderness State Theater (202 4th Avenue East
Olympia, WA 98501) Runs from Thursday May 5th – Saturday May 28th:It’s the 1950s, and Roddy Stern is growing up in a family that is dominated by his compulsively jealous father, who lurks outside his own house in hopes of catching his wife with other men. His father’s comedic suspicions and bursts of anger are at times ignored, and or tearfully forgiven by the mother, sister, and bickering grandparents, while Roddy takes the brunt of his father’s problems. On the surface, “Unexpected Tenderness” is a charming family comedy. But it is punctuated by a tragic complexity that is at times shocking, endearing and uplifting.Rush Tickets cost $12 – $15 and are available at their ticket office 1/2 hour before curtain. Otherwise, tickets can be purchased online via their website: www.harlequinproductions.org or by calling their box office ahead of time at (360) 786-0151Coppelia Washington Center for the Performing Arts (512 Washington Street SE Olympia, WA 98501) Runs from Friday May 6th – Sunday May 8th:“Coppelia” is a charming ballet about a little doll that comes to life. It is sure to be a hit with adults and children alike. Performances are on May 6th at 7:30 PM, May 7th at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM and on May 8th at 2:00 PM.Tickets cost between $18.50 – $28.50, plus the Washington Center’s $2.50 service fee. Information is also available at www.balletnorthwest.org.Fame Capital Playhouse (612 E 4th Street Olympia, WA 98504) Runs from Thursday May 5ht – Saturday May 28th:The hit motion picture Fame has made its way to the stage of the Capital Theater! Set in the early 1980s, the story follows a group of students attending New York City’s High School for the Performing Arts, as they commit themselves to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. The play explores many of the issues that confront young people today: prejudice, identity, self-worth, literacy, and perseverance.Join the Theater as they celebrate their 25th anniversary of providing education in the art of musical theatre to the youth of our community with this reunion of past and present student performers.Performances are on Wednesdays through Saturdays. Please check their website for specific performance dates and times: www.capitalplayhouse.comTickets cost between $33-$39 for adults and between $28-$34 seniors and youth.Unexpected TendernessCREDIT: www.dance.owu.netCoppeliaCREDIT: www.ballet.co.uklast_img read more

Demo Africa sheds light on investing in startups

first_img29 August 2016Approaching the right investors and the characteristics of a good or badinvestment were discussed in How to Get Deals Done, one of the knowledgesessions held on the first day of the Demo Africa 2016 conference in Johannesburg.At the two-day event, held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 25 and 26August, entrepreneurs and investors from all over the continent were networkingand sharing insights into the tech industry.The event was hosted by Lions Africa in collaboration with the City ofJohannesburg, the Department of Science and Technology, Google, Intel andMicrosoft.Some of the investors said: “The cheapest investment is to just bring cash.Access to business networks is another way of being part of an investment deal.”PresentationsThe organisers said that this year, 723 tech entrepreneurs from 27 Africancountries applied to be part of Demo Africa. Of these, 30 entrepreneurs werechosen to present their businesses to local and international investors at theconference.The entrepreneurs included Rodney Kuhn of Sortd., a Johannesburg companythat designed an app to help businesspeople organise their lives and work throughtheir emails.Other start-ups at the conference included Art Nigeria, an online company thatsells the work of Nigerian artists globally. This artwork can be in the form of a mug,a throw pillow, a duvet or on a frame.Mum’s Village is an online platform that gives information to pregnant womenin Kenya.Owners of all the startups were given six minutes to pitch their businesses toinvestors and judges on the two days of the conference.The judges then gave their opinions on the presentation and offered advice.Through this, the startups stood a chance to get funding for their businesses.The boot campTwo days before the conference began, 27 tech entrepreneurs took part in aboot camp hosted by Demo Africa. During this, they received coaching andmentoring on how to pitch to investors.“The Demo Africa boot camp is a continuation of an online mentoring andcoaching process we have in place for the finalists,” said Harry Hare, executivedirector of Demo Africa.The online programme ran for four weeks and was concluded with the bootcamp.The process of mentoring and coaching was vital for many of theseentrepreneurs, said Hare. “Our experience has shown us that the Demo Africafinalists are at different development and maturity levels within their businesses.“A lot of them are also technically minded rather than business-minded, so werefine them to think more about their business and what they are offering toinvestors,” he explained.Stephen Ozoigba of the African Technology Foundation was one of the mentorsat the boot camp. He said 30% of the startups in the finalists’ group were led bywomen.He encouraged the attendees to support their local startups, especially thoserun by women. “It’s important that we empower women.” The 27 Demo Africa 2016 finalists were part of a two-day boot camp withmentors. (Image: Demo Africa 2016)Advice on making dealsIn the How to Make Deals session, Ozoigba said designation was importantwhen approaching an investor. “Some cities are more favourable.”He spoke about issues that could cause an investor to stop funding a business.One of these was lack of structure, which could lead to your losing a deal with aninvestor. “It’s good to learn governance early [about how business works]. Comeinto board meetings and learn how things work.“For example, learn about what voting is in a board meeting.” At Demo Africa 2016, Stephen Ozoigba (right) of the African Technology Foundation says everyone should support their local startup. Liew Claasen (left) was also part of the discussion. (Image: Melissa Javan)It was important that owners of startups understood the legal status of theentity, said Tomi Davies of the African Business Angels Network. “Before making adeal with an investor, decide who will get the money that you will make.”Their process as investors was simple, said Liew Claasen of Newtown Partner.“You first send out the application to us. We then meet face to face if we think wewant to invest into your business. It helps us to make consistent decisions.”Mistakes some entrepreneurs made were that they did not communicate muchwith the investor after they got the capital, he said. “Post-deal communicate a loteven if you feel this person is too important and busy.“A bad investment is when [the startup] doesn’t give updates [to the investor].We must have a good relationship. Your relationship with your investor will alsosend out a message to the next investor about you.” A panel at Demo Africa in Johannesburg on 25 and 26 August 2016 on How DealsAre Done gives advice to entrepreneurs on dealing with investment partners.(Image: Melissa Javan)Other knowledge sessions included Venture Growth Strategy.Insightful eventEntrepreneurs such as Innocentia Msimango said the conference was an eye-opener for her. She is the owner of a food distribution company called Cyber MobiRoyal Kitchen. Her staff cooks food for clients, which the company then delivers.Msimango said she did not have an idea about what investors sought. “Thisinformation gives me hope.“Not only will I get capital, but heartfelt support of experience. I find itencouraging that there are people wanting to help us.”The conference gave quite refreshing insights, said Donovan Nadison of theBusiness Place Network. “The information here is about how to deal with andmanage complex small businesses support issues.“It confirms to me that South Africa is on the right track. We have expertise indealing with SMME issues that are complex… Everyone can benefit from thenetworking done here.”There were 500 attendees at the conference. The Global EntrepreneurshipCongress will be held in March 2017 in Johannesburg. One of the objectives of thisconference is to brand the City of Gold, as Joburg is known, and the whole of Africaas an investment destination.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

How Retailers Fight Back Against Shoppers Who Use Them As Showrooms

first_imgShowrooming, the practice of looking at items in a physical store and then buying them online, is yet-another pain-in-the-butt problem facing brick-and mortar retailers. Despite all the hand-wringing, however, there are ways to mitigate the problem.First, there’s evidence to suggest that the showrooming is not quite as bad a problem as some think. A Pew Internet & American Life Project survey from the beginning of 2013 found that of surveyed consumers, fewer than half (46%) called someone for advice for a purchase, and only 28% used their phone to look up product reviews and 27% used their phone to look up product pricing during the 2012 holiday shopping season. All told, 58% of cell phone owners used their phones to try one of these shopping activities in the store. Not surprisingly, younger shoppers (78% of 18-29 year olds) and smartphone owners (72%) led the way.Not Everyone ShowroomsBut here’s something telling… even though the number of cell-phone shoppers increased from 2012 to 2013, “When asked what happened on the most recent occasion they looked up the price of a product inside a store using their cell phone, 46% of ‘mobile price matchers’ say that they ultimately purchased the product in that store – an 11-point increase from the 35% of such price matchers who said this in 2012,” the report stated.The rest of the results were equally interesting: 30% of cell-phone shoppers didn’t buy the product at all, just 12% purchased the product online and only 6% went to another store to buy the product.Retailers, it appears, are getting better at keeping customers buying in the store, no matter what they are finding on their phones and tablets.(See also Paper, Bricks & Cash Will Die: The Inevitable Evolution Of Local Commerce.)Still, 12% of cell-phone owners is a significant chunk of revenue. And there’s every indication that as smartphones continue to penetrate the market and older shoppers are increasingly replaced with younger, more showrooming-friendly buyers, retailers have to address the problem head on.There are plenty of ways that proactive retailers can fight showrooming. These five are a good place to start:1. Differentiate Your ProductsAmazon got its start selling books for reason. Bookstores are especially vulnerable to showrooming because unless they are selling very specialized publishers’ catalog items or very rare and special books, a book is a book is a book. If anything, the big booksellers made the very bed they are now forced to lie in. By presenting books as a bulk commodity, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million and the extinct Borders reinforced the notion of books as a pure commodity, and that it didn’t matter where you got the book, as long as you saved money. That was great when they were cheaper than independent bookstores, but it’s come back to haunt them in the form of lower prices online.Other retailers may have things a little easier, because not every product is available online in exactly the same form as in the local stores. But stores getting hurt by showrooming should think about switching up their inventory with unique items that may be harder to find online.  2. Incentivize Local ShoppersIt’s old-school business to entice customers into your establishment with sales and coupons. Don’t stop; people still like that stuff. But other techniques can also help pull customers in the front door.Mobile shopping apps are the bane of a retailers’ existence – anything that makes it easier to comparison shop can encourage users to walk out the door. But what about an app that does the opposite, rewarding users every time they walk in a participating merchant’s store?That’s the hook for Shopkick, a mobile, location-based app that reward users with points that can be redeemed for in-store purchases and rewards from other merchants and brands who have partnered with Shopkick. Cyriac Roeding, CEO and co-founder of Shopkick, said the app has more 5 million users and has delivered $200 million in revenue to Shopkick’s 15 retail partners – including Target and Best Buy.While Shopkick is not primarily about anti-showrooming, Roeding explained, it can tend to help depress that activity. The main objective, Roeding said, is to get foot traffic in the door. Shopkick also includes features designed to help customers shop and discover products before they enter the store.3. Provide Service… With A SmileOne thing missing from most product retailers these days is the need to repair anything. In our mostly disposable society, it is usually cheaper and faster to junk a broken product rather than have it repaired.That means most buyer’s connection with a store ends the moment they walk out the door with their purchase – reducing the differentiation from online retailers. It doesn’t have to be that way. If post-purchase service doesn’t make sense, what about training and support? 4. Make Shopping An EventSpecial events offer another way to entice buyers into brick and mortar stores. Grocery stores can set up cooking classes. Apparel outlets can host fashion shows. Any special and even semi-regular event that convinces your customers to come back will strengthen the perception that  connection and make it less likely the customer will use your store for showrooming.5. Don’t PanicWhat retailers don’t need to do is panic. Most customers don’t walk into a store with showrooming in mind; they’re there to shop, as quickly or as leisurely as they would have been before smartphones came along. Pay attention to customers’ needs, put in the extra effort and, as the stats still indicate, they’ll likely follow buy from you, not from some faceless online retailer.(Need more? See also Showrooming: 5 Ways Retailers Can Fight Back [Slideshow].)Image courtesy of Shutterstock Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#e-commerce#retail#shopping center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… brian proffitt Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Nadal says it’s noisy under US Open roof, despite changes

first_imgCelebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns a shot from Dusan Lajovic, of Serbia, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — It’s too loud under the U.S. Open roof for Rafael Nadal.Even though the U.S. Tennis Association tried to lessen the noise in Arthur Ashe Stadium after the retractable cover’s debut during last year’s tournament, there was still quite a bit of ambient sound when the top was shut because of rain Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT —a cellphone tower above the stadium’s broadcast booths was moved;—old air conditioning equipment in the same spot was replaced with modern units that he said are much quieter;—sound-dampening material was placed above other AC units located outside of Ashe.Widmaier acknowledged that last year’s “background noise level … needed to be, at a minimum, reduced, if not eliminated.”Told of Nadal’s complaint Tuesday, Widmaier agreed “it was loud in there today, especially with the roof closed.” He said the USTA plans “to continue to work with sound experts” to see what else can be done.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rose talks fame, fatherhood, Cavs and redemption Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Another player who spent some time under the roof in Ashe on Tuesday was French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, whose first-round victory was completed there after being shifted from Court 17 because of the rain.“For me, was fine, but I was there only, like, three games,” she said. “Probably not enough time to really hear that noise or realize something like that.”Nadal said the noise under the roof at Flushing Meadows is worse than when the covers atop arenas at Wimbledon and the Australian Open are closed.“I understand it’s a show, at the end of the day, and I enjoy that. I feel part of this, of course. But under the roof, we need to be a little bit more strict about the noise, in my opinion, no?” he said. “Because all the noise stays inside, and this is difficult, no?”Widmaier said the USTA expects things to be less problematic as the two-week tournament continues.“What we noticed last year is that during the first week of the competition, there was noticeable crowd noise, both with the roof open and closed. Of course, that’s exacerbated when the roof is closed. However, we also noticed that as the tournament progressed, and the matches became more compelling, the crowd noise reduced,” he said. “It is early in the tournament, and we expect that as the tournament goes on, there will be more of a hush in the seating.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img View comments Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “Too much noise, no?” the No. 1-seeded Nadal said after beating Dusan Lajovic 7-6 (6), 6-2, 6-2 in the first round. “I was not able to hear the ball when you are hitting, no?”Nadal, who counts two U.S. Open championships among his 15 Grand Slam titles, missed the tournament because of an injury in 2016, when the $150 million sliding cover made its debut atop the event’s main arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSome players and spectators described the sounds last year as being similar to a rushing waterfall, a result of a combination of equipment in the stadium and 20,000-plus fans speaking.The USTA pledged a year ago to try to improve the situation and spokesman Chris Widmaier said Tuesday that steps had been taken: MOST READlast_img read more

Gerard Pique completes FC Andorra takeover

first_imgGerard Pique has completed his takeover of First Regional Catalan Division side FC AndorraThe Barcelona defender’s investment group, called “Kosmos”, had an offer approved for by Andorra’s board members with 206 of the 207 votes going in their favour.Spanish newspaper Marca reports that Pique will act as Andorra’s president with ex-Barca players Gabri and Albert Jorquera entering coaching roles at the club.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“The General Assembly of FC Andorra has unanimously approved the transmission of its assets in favour of an Andorran company jointly managed by different investors, including Kosmos,” said a statement on Sky Sports.“Kosmos welcomes the decision made by the club. The company adds this project to its global portfolio linked to sports, media and entertainment ventures.”Andorra, which was first founded in 1942, currently plays in the Primera Catalana at a fifth level of the Spanish division after previously competing in Spain’s third tier (Segunda Division B) between 1980 and 1990.last_img read more