The Twin-Lah Residence / G8A Architecture & Urban Planning + C…

first_img Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944420/the-twin-lah-residence-g8a-architecture-and-urban-planning-plus-collinfontaine-architectes Clipboard The Twin-Lah Residence / G8A Architecture & Urban Planning + ColliNFontaine architectes Switzerland “COPY” Manufacturers: AutoDesk, NOE FranceDesign Team:Grégoire Du Pasquier, Manuel Der Hagopian, Nicolas Moser, Didier Collin, Blaise FontaineStructural Engineering:Ingeni SALandscape:G8A Architecture & Urban Planning, ColliNFontaine architectesConsultants:ArchiwattCollaborator:Jérôme MallonCity:ThônexCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Federal StudioRecommended ProductsWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. Looking up towards the Mont-Blanc from Thônex (Geneva, Switzerland) The Twin-Lah isn’t just a project for a house, it is the narration of a story. Since the very first sketches, the requirements of the clients led the narration and the process through which the house was designed. Living at that time in Singapore, one of the clients’ main wishes was to bring a piece of his hometown back to Switzerland, to contribute to the design of his home for retirement.Save this picture!© Federal StudioSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Federal StudioWith the name “The Twin-Lah” G8A + collinfontaine wink at the colloquial Singaporean dialect Singlish; a mix of six languages that represent the cosmopolitan state of Singapore. And through the façade’s warm pigmentation and texture, is evoked traditional Singaporean shophouses.Save this picture!© Federal StudioThe design of the residence establishes a dialogue with its surroundings, playing with strong contrast in order to take place within the neighborhood and the community. As requested by the client, the project includes a villa orientated to enhance the view of the Mont-Blanc and a smaller house to be rented. Similar to the “Twin House” project completed 10 years’ prior, G8A + collinfontaine integrate rather than duplicate the houses producing a single entity with imperceptible separations.Save this picture!© Federal StudioSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Federal StudioThe garden was to remain untouched, so after discussion the house was finally set in a radical gesture, directly against the property’s boundary. Then conceived as a stack of 3 “T” shaped structures, absorbing force from its surrounding context to articulate in and outdoor spaces.Save this picture!© Federal StudioDesigned as a sensitive object that responds to its context and to the personal narrative of its owner, this project appears as the storytelling of a Singaporean pink house conceived, adapted and placed, after careful consideration, at the foot of the Mont-Blanc. Powerful contrasts create architectural challenges that The Twin-Lah balances harmoniously.Save this picture!© Federal StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Patio Office / Tal Goldsmith Fish Design StudioSelected ProjectsTustin Street Adaptive Re-Use / studio d’ARCSelected Projects Share Area:  420 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” CopyHouses•Thônex, Switzerland The Twin-Lah Residence / G8A Architecture & Urban Planning + ColliNFontaine architectesSave this projectSaveThe Twin-Lah Residence / G8A Architecture & Urban Planning + ColliNFontaine architectescenter_img Year:  Architects: ColliNFontaine architectes, G8A Architecture & Urban Planning Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Federal Studio+ 14Curated by Hana Abdel Share Photographs 2019 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944420/the-twin-lah-residence-g8a-architecture-and-urban-planning-plus-collinfontaine-architectes Clipboard Photographs:  Federal Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeG8A Architecture & Urban PlanningOfficeFollowColliNFontaine architectesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookThônexSwitzerlandPublished on July 28, 2020Cite: “The Twin-Lah Residence / G8A Architecture & Urban Planning + ColliNFontaine architectes” 28 Jul 2020. 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Robot hands gain a gentler touch

first_imgWhat use is a hand without nerves, that can’t tell what it’s holding? A hand that lifts a soda to your lips, but inadvertently tips or crushes the can in the process?Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a very inexpensive tactile sensor for robotic hands that is sensitive enough to turn a brute machine into a dexterous manipulator.Designed by researchers in the Harvard Biorobotics Laboratory at SEAS, the sensor, called TakkTile, is intended to put what would normally be a high-end technology within the grasp of commercial inventors, teachers, and robotics enthusiasts.“Despite decades of research, tactile sensing hasn’t moved into general use because it’s been expensive and fragile,” explains co-creator Leif Jentoft, a graduate student at SEAS. “It normally costs about $16,000, give or take, to put tactile sensing on a research robot hand. That’s really limited where people can use it. The traditional technology also uses very specialized construction techniques, which can slow down your work. Now, Takktile changes that because it’s based on much simpler and cheaper fabrication methods.”TakkTile takes an existing device — a tiny barometer, which senses air pressure — and adds a layer of vacuum-sealed rubber to it, protecting it from as much as 25 pounds of direct pressure. Jentoft and co-creator Yaroslav Tenzer, a postdoctoral fellow, say that the chips can even survive a strike from a hammer or a baseball bat. At the same time, TakkTile is sensitive enough to detect a very slight touch.The result, when added to a mechanical hand, is a robot that knows what it’s touching. It can pick up a balloon without popping it. It can pick up a key and use it to unlock a door.Beyond robotics, Jentoft and Tenzer suggest that the TakkTile sensor could be used in a range of electronic devices. A toy manufacturer could make a stuffed puppy that responds to petting; a medical device designer could create a laparoscopic gripper that’s gentle enough to tease apart tissue during surgery.“Not everyone has the bandwidth to do the research themselves, but there are plenty of people who could find new applications and ways of using this,” says Tenzer.The sensors can be built using relatively simple equipment; the patented process relies on standard methods used in printed circuit board fabrication, along with access to a vacuum chamber. The tiny barometers are available cheaply because they have been widely used in cellphones and GPS units that can sense altitude.Along with their adviser, Robert D. Howe, Abbott and James Lawrence Professor of Engineering at SEAS, Jentoft and Tenzer are pursuing commercial opportunities with help from Harvard’s Office of Technology Development. Harvard plans to license the technology to companies interested in offering prefabricated sensors or in integrating TakkTile sensing into products such as robots, consumer devices, and industrial products.last_img read more

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Blind Track

first_imgYesterday I talked about the track clinic that I just attended in Indianapolis.  Some of you will remember Jon Saner who ran hurdles for me while attending Batesville High School.  Jon, of course, was not blind but had very limited vision.  Everyone was amazed that Jon picked hurdles as his event.  I did not suggest Jon try hurdles.  However, I mentioned before one practice that I needed a volunteer to try hurdles and Jon was the first in line.  Not only did he volunteer to do this difficult event, but he excelled in it with that limited sight.At the conference, Purdue University’s field event coach, Chris Huffins, talked about his totally sightless female pole vaulter.  He emphasized several times that the only thing she sees is dark.  The amazing thing is that she is not only doing this event, but she has more than adequate ability.  When most people close their eyes and try to walk they have trouble with balance.  This young lady goes down the runway on her own at top speed, finds the box, and vaults.  Amazing!last_img read more

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VB : Little supported by former high school team in crowd at Friday’s match

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on November 15, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nicktoneytweetscenter_img Before her second-to-last home match at Syracuse, Erin Little couldn’t help but laugh at the loud crowd reaction when she was introduced. During her four-year career, the stands in the Women’s Building were rarely filled with about 30 of her biggest fans. Little’s high school volleyball team from Burnt Hills came to watch her play a day before the high school team’s state playoff match at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. High school teammates, friends, family members and former coaches made the match against DePaul on Friday special for Little.A few carried signs crafted with red glitter and glue that read, ‘I Love E-Little.’ The entire group cheered loudly when its hometown player was introduced before the match.‘The player introductions were a little crazy,’ Little said. ‘I’ve never heard cheers that loud.’Little, one of only two players from New York on the SU roster, dominated during her four years at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School and helped her school capture two straight state championships. With many of her former teammates and coaches in the stands Friday, it was a chance to look back at her entire career beginning as a freshman in high school and culminating this season at Syracuse.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBurnt Hills-Ballston Lake head coach Gary Bynon said she contributed to the school’s state title run as a freshman, and was a leader for the Spartans’ second straight state title. Little was honored as the New York State Gatorade Player of the Year during her senior year.‘We have a tradition at our school of winning games,’ Bynon said. ‘No player was bigger for us than Erin was during that span.’That’s high praise from Bynon, who has coached many talented players throughout the years.The Spartans team won its 300th consecutive game in the Suburban Council in September, and Little wasn’t the only big-name player to contribute to that streak. Former SU middle blocker Sarah Morton, a team co-captain in 2009, graduated from Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, too.Bynon’s star player had to earn her way on the court throughout her SU career, though. Former head coach Jing Pu used Little sparingly this season, favoring other outside hitters Andrea Fisher and Ying Shen.But Kelly Morrisroe increased Little’s playing time when she took over as interim head coach in mid-October. Morrisroe said the playing time helped win her team more games. The Orange won six of its last nine games to earn the fourth seed in the Big East tournament, which begins Friday.‘Erin’s veteran leadership really helped our team, especially our team offense,’ Morrisroe said. ‘But just having her on the court helps.’Bynon had the same experience coaching Little in high school.Bynon said he took his team to watch Little play Friday because she does everything ‘the right way.’ He called Little a great role model both on and off the court.‘You couldn’t ask for a better representation of our program,’ Bynon said.Spartans libero Siena Wilder and setter Natalie Ziskin are two players who see Little the same way their coach does. Wilder said seeing Little play at the Division I level gives her reason to believe she can play in college, too.Ziskin recalled fond memories of playing with Little.‘I was just in eighth grade when I played with her, but she was our go-to player for everything,’ Ziskin said. ‘Not just for volleyball, either. We’d go to her for advice.’SU sophomore Amanda Kullman, who gave a pregame speech on Senior Day two days later about all three graduating players, couldn’t agree more. Kullman said she’s going to miss having players like Little around.Little finished with seven kills and three blocks against DePaul on Friday and helped SU defeat Notre Dame in the regular-season finale on Sunday. For the senior, her final weekend playing at home at Syracuse was a memorable one.‘It’s great to see old coaches and new players before the last game,’ Little said. ‘Especially when they’re cheering that loudly.’[email protected]last_img read more

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Reliever Mike Adams leaves Dodgers, won’t report to Triple-A

Mattingly said Adams wasn’t recovering from relief appearances as quickly as he would like. The 10-year veteran struggled with shoulder problems while in Philadelphia the last two seasons, but has a very respectable career ERA of 2.41 and was signed by the Dodgers in the offseason to provide depth in the bullpen.The Dodgers reached an agreement to pay Adams a $100,000 retention bonus to remain on his minor league contract but if Adams doesn’t report to Triple-A, he won’t receive that bonus.Ruling on the wayJosh Hamilton’s fate won’t be determined until “shortly after” Opening Day, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said on SiriusXM radio Wednesday. • PHOTOS: Trout homers, Kendrick returns as Angels beat Dodgers ANAHEIM >> Dodgers reliever Mike Adams was supposed to start Thursday’s Freeway Series opener with the Angels three days before the regular season begins. Instead the right-hander left the team and isn’t reporting to Triple-A, according to Dodgers manager Don Mattingly. Adams, 36, may be leaning toward retirement after being informed on Tuesday he wouldn’t be on the Opening Day roster. Mattingly wouldn’t confirm plans that Adams will retire.“I would never say that for someone, but he’s going home for now,” Mattingly said. “He’s not going to report to Triple-A, at least not at this point. Anything could change. I’m a little uncomfortable talking about his career and what he would do, but for now he’s leaving spring training.” • VIDEO: Mattingly talks to media about Mike Adams The Angels slugger, who was expected to miss the first month of the regular season after shoulder surgery Feb. 4, met with MLB officials in February, but neither side confirmed the reason for the meeting. Hamilton has a well documented history of struggling with drug and alcohol abuse.“I think that we’ll have something on Hamilton in relatively short order,” Manfred said. “Probably has been a little slower just because he’s not available to play.” Angels manager Mike Scioscia bristled at questions about Hamilton on Thursday, stating his preference not to express an opinion on his shoulder or his potential suspension until the commissioner makes a ruling. “Josh isn’t really playing baseball right now,” Scioscia said. “You can’t answer questions until you’re confronted with what they’re going to be.”Hamilton isn’t currently participating in baseball activities that Scioscia would consider evidence that he is close to being ready for a return.Angels replace GatoradeMike Trout claims he isn’t beginning his foray into the business world, but he has brokered his first deal.The Angels announced an agreement on Thursday with BodyArmor, the upstart sports drink with which Trout has an endorsement deal, to become the team’s official sports drink. Gatorade is the sports drink sponsor of Major League Baseball, but teams are free to negotiate independent deals with other products.Trout said he received such a positive response from Angels teammates who tried the drink last year that he initiated talks between the Angels and BodyArmor to replace Gatorade as the primary sports drink available to the Angels. “I just brought it to their attention last year to see if we could have it in the dugout,” Trout said. “I’m not really into the marketing stuff just yet. I’m just a young kid just out there playing ball.”NotableScioscia announced the Angels starting pitching rotation for the regular season, which begins on Monday with a three-game series in Seattle: Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson, Matt Shoemaker and Hector Santiago… A substitute for injured Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen hasn’t emerged in spring training according to Mattingly, who will likely give several relievers a chance to pitch in the ninth inning early in the season. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error read more

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Federer eyes 100th Wimbledon win and Nadal showdown

first_img“I’m a big fan of his game,” said Federer of the Japanese star, who is into his second successive quarter-final at Wimbledon.“I think he’s got one of the best backhands in the game. He’s a great return player. Solid mentally. I always thought he was a great talent.”Nadal, playing in his seventh Wimbledon quarter-final, faces Querrey backed up by a 4-1 record over the 65th-ranked American.Querrey made the semi-finals in 2017, beating then world number one Andy Murray in the last-eight before falling to Marin Cilic.The American has pounded down 100 aces so far at the tournament, dropped serve just once and accounted for fifth seed Dominic Thiem in the first round.“When he plays well, he can be very, very dangerous on all surfaces,” said Nadal, whose recent 12th French Open title took him to 18 majors, just two back from Federer’s record.Top seed Djokovic has a 5-1 record over his quarter-final opponent David Goffin who, at 28, is the youngest man left.Belgian 21st seed Goffin beat Djokovic the last time they met in 2017 but that was on the clay of Monte Carlo.Goffin is playing in his first All England Club quarter-final but was runner-up to Federer on the grass of Halle on the eve of Wimbledon.“He’s one of the quickest players on the tour. I think his footwork is probably his biggest asset,” said Djokovic ahead of his 11th Wimbledon quarter-final and 45th at the Slams.Wednesday’s other quarter-final pits Argentine 26th seed Guido Pella, who had never previously got into the second week of a Slam, against Spanish 23rd seed Roberto Bautista Agut.Whereas 29-year-old Pella is in unchartered territory, Bautista Agut is in his second Slam quarter-final of the season having also gone to the last eight at the Australian Open.Share on: WhatsApp Rafael Nadal. photo via @WimbledonLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Roger Federer can rack up his 100th win at Wimbledon on Wednesday and set-up a blockbuster semi-final against Rafael Nadal.In a quarter-final line-up which features five players over 30, there is a growing anticipation of a potential 40th career match-up between the sport’s two most successful players.If it does happen, it will be their first at the All England Club since 2008 when Nadal triumphed in what is widely regarded as the greatest final ever played at the tournament.However, before they reach that stage, eight-time champion Federer has to get past Kei Nishikori while Nadal, a two-time winner, tackles big-hitting Sam Querrey.Whoever battles through that side of the draw is likely to find defending champion and four-time winner Novak Djokovic waiting in the final.At 37, Federer is the oldest quarter-finalist since Jimmy Connors in 1991.He reached his 17th quarter-final at the All England Club — and 55th at the majors — with a 74-minute demolition of Italy’s Matteo Berrettini, dropping just five games.Between them, Federer, Nadal and Djokovic lost only 19 games in their fourth-round ties and faced just one break point.“I think the best guys now are fully engaged, they know exactly what to expect from the court and the conditions,” said second seed Federer.– ‘Nishikori great talent’ –“That helps us to play better. I think with experience, that’s good. We haven’t dropped much energy in any way.”Federer will take a 7-3 record over seventh-seeded Nishikori into his quarter-final.Nishikori defeated the great Swiss in the ATP Finals last year, ending a drought which had stretched to almost five years.last_img read more

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Lauren wins Astor Salver by six

first_img6 Jun 2013 Lauren wins Astor Salver by six Teenager Lauren Taylor warmed up for her bid for a second British amateur title with an impressive six shot win in the Astor Salver at The Berkshire. The 18-year-old international from Woburn was armed with a new putter and had 12 birdies during the 36-hole event, finishing at seven-under par. Lauren (image © Leaderboard Photography) had scores of 70 on the Red course and 68 on the Blue and commented: “It was nice to put two really solid rounds together and to shoot quite low. “It was a nice warm-up for the British – I know I’m playing well and I’m hoping for a good week,” she said. The championship, at Machynys Peninsula in Wales, starts on Tuesday. Lauren won the British two years ago when, at the age of 16, she became the youngest-ever champion. Regaining the title is high on her target list for this season, as is a place in the Ricoh Women’s British Open, which she also played in 2011. She’s just back from her first year at Baylor University in Texas where she scored a major success in US collegiate golf by winning her conference championship. “I’ve gained a lot of confidence from being in America, I feel as though I’ve grown up a lot,” she said. Lauren was also happy to succeed college team-mate Hayley Davis (Ferndown) as the winner of the Astor Salver. “It’s nice to keep it in the team!” she said. Curiously, all Lauren’s bogeys in the tournament were on par threes – but they were more than outweighed by her birdies, including a closing run to the second round of birdie, birdie, par, birdie. “It was a pretty good run and it’s always nice to birdie the last hole.” Since returning home from the USA, Lauren has also travelled to Holland to play in the Deloitte Ladies Open on the LET Tour, where she made the cut. Astor Salver leading final scores Par 145 (73 on Red Course, 72 on Blue Course) 138 Lauren Taylor (Woburn) 70 68. 144 Rachael Goodall (Heswall) 75 69, Becky Harries (Haverfordwest) 72 72. 145 Chelsea Masters (Highwoods) 73 72. 146 Katie Warren (Wrag Barn) 71 75 148 Charlotte Thompson (Channels) 74 74 149 Louisa Tarn (Sunningdale) 74 75. 150 Emily Slater (Woodhall Spa) 75 75, Lucy Goddard (Mid-Herts) 78 72, Tara Watters (Muswell Hill) 76 74. 151 Rachel Lewis (Southerndown) 76 75 152 Abbey Gittings (Walmley) 75 77, Abi Laker (Frilford Heath) 76 76, Sophie Powell (Stockport) 75 77, Elizabeth Prior (Burhill) 74 78, Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) 77 75. 153 Katherin O’Connor (West Byfleet) 79 74. 154 Georgina Blackman (Chelmsford) 78 76, Emma Carberry (Highwoods) 79 75.last_img read more

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CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY QUOTES – SATURDAY JANUARY 30, 2016

first_imgCARLA GAINES, SMOKEY IMAGE, WINNER: “It feels wonderful! I was hoping (for a performance like that) but my quick conditioning had me a little worried. He had done everything so easily though so we decided to try this company first, going two turns before we jumped into deeper company. It looks like he handled two turns (well) right?!“I wasn’t quite sure that he was going to go to the lead. Sprinting, he broke a bit awkwardly and I just really didn’t want to get into a speed duel in his first time going two turns. When my other horse, Record Highs, went with him I was thinking, ‘come on guys! Back up’ but they all settled into a nice pace for him. He looked pretty relaxed after that first turn. That first turn took him a little bit by surprise, then he settled and was going pretty easily.“We might start on the first turn of the (Kentucky) Derby course and see what happens now. The San Felipe would be something we could look at.“Thinking about the Derby doesn’t make me uneasy, not at all! Hopefully, that’s the route we’ll take but, day-by-day.“My first impression was that he was just a very, very nice horse. You know what? Greg James and his assistant Mary did a tremendous job with this horse. Really, I just took over the reins. What can I say? They did all the preparation for me and I just want to thank them for that.When asked what impressed her the most about the race: “How easily he won and how nicely he relaxed on the front-end. And, that he did that so easily going a mile and a sixteenth off his layoff. I didn’t feel like I had him completely prepped.” VICTOR ESPINOZA, SMOKEY IMAGE, WINNER: “I was expecting that. I was expecting him to run a big race today. I worked him the other day and he worked unbelievably.“I was very impressed. For me, I don’t look at it like a Cal-bred or not. I just look at him and ask whether he has potential, whether he can have a future. The way he ran today, he showed me that he can go the distance and he showed me that he can run with any horse, Cal-bred or not.“He reminds me of California Chrome! The same color right? (laughs). I hope he’s as good as him. It’s hard to compare them at all. This is only the first time I have ridden him. I would like to see him in another race, then I will know more. The way he ran today was very impressive. Hopefully, I can get my next Kentucky Derby.” TRAINER QUOTES BETTY IRVIN, SMOKEY IMAGE, WINNER: “Wasn’t that something? I thought that was pretty great.” -30-center_img JOCKEY QUOTES NOTES: The winning owner is Betty Irvin of Pacific Palisades, campaigning as Irvin Racing Stable. DIANE IRVIN, SMOKEY IMAGE, WINNER: “We have it (Kentucky Derby May 7) on our minds. We’re getting there. We’ll evaluate the calendar and see what he’s ready for, but certainly his performance today indicated we might have something more special.”last_img read more

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Rain wrecks bridge and leaves family trapped in their home

first_imgAn elderly wheelchair user and his extended family have been trapped in their homes after heavy rain washed away a bridge leading to their homes.The O Duibhir family from An Bun Beag in Gaoth Dobhair awoke this morning to find heavy rain had burst the banks of the nearby River Clady.The heavy swell washed away a bridge leading to the extended family’s three homes being cut off from the main road. John ‘Mor’ O Duibhir, who is in his 70s, requires constant care and receives three home helps to his home.His son Sean said the family are trapped in their homes and need help as soon as possible.“We simply cannot get in or out in our cars. We’re trapped. My father receives visits from the home help services and they will not be able to drive here either.“This has happened a few times before but this is the worst I have seen it. The bridge is completely gone. “We need this fixed once and for all so that this does not happen.“We have spent a lot of our own money fixing this over the years but now the job needs to be done properly,” said Sean who is a part-time fireman.”Local county councillor Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig visited the family and has contacted both Minister Joe McHugh’s office as well as Minister Boxer Moran’s office as well as Deputy Thomas Pringle.He told Donegal Daily “This is not something that can wait a few weeks and a patch-up job done on it. I have been in touch with Donegal County Council and they are acting.“But we need something done from the top on this situation and we need this bridge sorted immediately for these families. “John O Duibhir needs home helps each day as he is in a wheelchair and we need to have access to these houses reinstated as soon as possible.“After that, we need to make sure that a new bridge is built so that this does not simply happen again this winter,” he said.Rain wrecks bridge and leaves family trapped in their home was last modified: September 3rd, 2019 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:bridgeclady riverdonegalfloodsGOATH DOBHAIRhousetrappedlast_img read more

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Put your best fork forward this month

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest “Put your best fork forward” is the theme for National Nutrition Month 2017. It’s a reminder that we each hold the tool in our own hands to improve our health today and in the future. Small bitesize changes are all it takes to make a difference in the long haul of our overall health.Even our best made baby steps and bite-sized changes toward our quest for a healthy lifestyle often get sidetracked by our oblivious intake of food, irresistible food choices, seductive restaurants and inactive lives. In this techno age we live in, there are some cool new tools at our fingertips to help give us an edge with every fork we take. Two of my favorites are fitness trackers and diet trackers.Back in ancient days when I first became a dietitian, we would take food diaries and then look up the individual foods in a book to calculate calories and nutrients. These fitness and diet trackers of today make the quest easier and fun while making us more accountable and improving our mindful eating. They come in the form of apps, are easy to use and can be easily added to your phone, tablet and laptop. Many companies are even having contests using these new techno aids.WebMD states that a few of their favorite nutrition trackers are My Fitness Pal, Spark People, My Net Diary, Lose It and even the My Plate. Each tool has pros and cons, but they all provide a platform for you to make friends, create supportive communities and even link them to many of the fitness trackers on the market. The trackers will only be beneficial if you are truthful and consistent about entering your food choices and the ACTUAL portions you consume. My favorite is fitnesspal.com. The basic account is free and easy to use. I can link it to my Fitbit and sync my activity with my intake. My fitness pal has thousands of foods in their database. You can use product bar codes as well as add your own personal recipes to your database. Your intake can show you a breakdown of nutrients as well as the percentage of the macro nutrients of protein, fat and carbs in your total day’s intake.Fitbit, Jawbone and other fitness trackers will help you reach your fitness goals by keeping track of your activity. These tools are the electronic pedometers of today. They come as fancy as you are willing to pay. I’ve even seen recently you can get bling for your fitness trackers. The trackers keep track of your activity of walking and should offer you an incentive to reach increased levels of activity.Sync these technologies together and you will be invincible toward your quest of improved health. The friends and communities can help keep you accountable, increase your awareness of your intake and inspire you to walk just a little bit farther. Just like in your farming and ag business, it’s time to use technology to take you to the next level to help reach your health and wellness goals.Eat well and Healthy,Shelly Egg & Bacon Mini Casseroles http://blog.myfitnesspal.com/ 1 (10-ounce) pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed4 slices (35 grams per slice) 100% whole-wheat bread, cubed2 tablespoons olive oil1 cup shredded cheddar cheese3 green onion stalks, chopped1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/4 teaspoon saltBlack pepper, to taste4 slices (110 grams) cooked bacon, chopped5 large (50 grams each) eggs1 1/4 cups (305 grams) low-fat milk  Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Spray one 12-well muffin tin (or two 6-well muffin tins) with cooking oil spray, and set aside.Put thawed spinach into a mesh strainer, and squeeze out as much excess water as possible. Set spinach aside.In a large mixing bowl, coat cubed bread with olive oil. Add spinach, cheese, green onions, garlic powder, salt, pepper and bacon. Toss the bread mixture until well combined. Divide the mixture evenly among the 12 muffin-tin wells.In the same bowl, beat the eggs and stir in the milk. Pour the mixture over the bread in the muffin tin, trying your best to evenly divide the egg-and-milk mixture into each muffin well.Bake the casseroles for 30–40 minutes, or until the bread on top is golden and crispy and the centers are set. Test by poking a skewer into one of the casseroles, and see if it comes out clean. Allow casseroles to cool before serving.Serves 6 Nutrition Information: Serving Size: 2 mini casseroles Per serving: Calories: 300; Total Fat: 20g; Cholesterol: 206mg; Sodium: 538mg; Carbohydrate: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Protein: 17g Slow Cooker Banana-Nut Oatmeal http://blog.myfitnesspal.com/  1 cup (155 grams) steel cut oats3 cups (710 grams) water1 cup (245 grams) low-fat (2%) milk1/4 teaspoon salt2 tablespoons almond butter2 medium (120 grams each) bananas, peeled and sliced2 tablespoons honey  Lightly coat a 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Combine oats, water, milk and salt in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.Spoon 1 cup of oatmeal into 4 bowls. Top evenly with banana slices, and drizzle with almond butter and honey.Serves 4 Nutrition Information Serving Size: 1 cup oatmeal + 1/2 banana + 1 1/2 teaspoons almond butter + 1 1/2 teaspoons honey Per serving: Calories: 336; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Sodium: 177mg; Carbohydrate: 57g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 20g; Protein: 11g  Winter Salad with Citrus, Avocado & Pomegranate blog.fitbit.com 2 large oranges 2 ruby red grapefruits, such as Sweet Scarletts 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper 8 cups (½ lb.) baby spinach 1 small red onion, thinly sliced ¼ cup (1/3 oz.) packed fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish ½ avocado, pitted, peeled, and cubed ¼ cup (1½ oz.) pomegranate seeds  Grate the zest of one of the oranges and set aside. To prepare the oranges and grapefruits, cut off about ½ inch (12 mm) from the top and bottom of each fruit, just exposing the flesh. Stand upright and cut down, following the shape of the fruit, to completely remove the peel and pith. Then slice the flesh crosswise into thin rounds. Remove any large seeds. Set the orange and grapefruit rounds aside.In a liquid measuring cup, whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, ¼ teaspoon salt, a few grinds of pepper, and the orange zest. Pour half of the vinaigrette into a large bowl. Add the spinach, onion, and ¼ cup mint and toss to coat. Gently fold in the avocado.Arrange the dressed salad on individual plates. Top with the orange and grapefruit rounds, overlapping slightly. Drizzle with the remaining vinaigrette. Sprinkle with the pomegranate seeds and additional mint leaves and serve.MAKES 4 SERVINGS; SERVING SIZE: 1 SALAD Nutrition Facts (per serving)Calories 259; Protein 5 g; Carbs 43 g; Fiber 10 g; Fat 10 g; Sodium 196 mg Broiled Tilapia Parmesan recipes.sparkpeople.com 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons butter, softened 1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons reduced-fat mayonnaise 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/8 teaspoon dried basil 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon onion powder 1/8 teaspoon celery seed 1-pound tilapia fillets  Preheat your oven’s broiler. Grease a broiling pan or line pan with aluminum foil. In a small bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Season with dried basil, pepper, onion powder and celery salt. Mix well and set aside. Arrange fillets in a single layer on the prepared pan. Broil a few inches from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the fillets over and broil for a couple more minutes. Remove the fillets from the oven and cover them with the Parmesan cheese mixture on the top side. Broil for 2 more minutes or until the topping is browned and fish flakes easily with a fork. Be careful not to overcook the fish. Makes 4 servings. Nutrition per serving: Nutritional Info per serving Calories: 177.1; Total Fat: 10.5 g; Cholesterol: 63.4 mg; Sodium: 232.6 mg; Total Carbs: 1.2 g; Protein: 19.6 glast_img read more

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