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first_imgSubscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

Azkals draws S’pore in AFF Cup opener

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Azkals draws S’pore in AFF Cup opener ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – Philippine Azkals settled for a scoreless draw with Singapore Lions at the start of the 2016 Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup on Saturday night at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan. Breaks were on the side of the Azkals as the Lions went down to 10 menwith a straight red card on Hafiz Abu Sujad late in the opening half, but the team failed to capitalize, ending the match without a point.“The first game is always difficult,” said Azkals head coach Thomas Dooley. “I don’t like it (scoreless draw), but it is part of the game. If we want to win the game, we have to score goals.”The Lions went aggressive early in the match with two quick attempts but it was all foiled by Azkals’ Ronald Muller. The Azkals also had their chances on free kicks but failed to deliver.The Azkals got their break late in the first half with the expulsion of Hafiz following a kick to the face of Phil Younghusband, but the home squad failed to take advantage as Stephan Schrock missed his second free kick try.The Azkals had a great opportunity to break into the scoring column early in the second half but an attempt by Hikaru Minegishi was foiled. Another close shot from Minegishi went wide over the bar.In the last 10 minutes of the match, Minegishi got another attempt for a goal but he misfired. The Filipino-Japanese tried again in the waning moments of the game but failed to deliver on a perfect pass by Mark Hartmann.The Azkals will be on a must-win situation when it faces the Indonesian team on Tuesday evening as only the top two teams from each group will advance to the next round. The national team’s third opponent is the powerhouse Thailand War Elephants on Friday.In the other match, the White Elephants banked on the hat-trick of Teerasil Dangda to score a 4-2 victory over Indonesia. The Thai team is currently on top of the standings with three points while the Azkals and the Lions are tied at second with one point each./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

KCFA rules that former Nihon University coaches ordered illegal tackle, bans them for life

first_img RELATED PHOTOS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES KEYWORDS Nihon University coaches ordered one of its players to make an illegal tackle during an exhibition game against Kwansei Gakuin University on May 6 in Tokyo, according to the Kanto Collegiate Football Association.The KCFA announced its ruling on the matter during a Tuesday news conference. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img Keiji Morimoto, chairman of the Kanto Collegiate Football Association’s discipline committee (left), speaks at a news conference on Tuesday night in Tokyo. | KYODO Nihon University, Kwansei Gakuin University, Masato Uchida, Taisuke Miyagawa, Tsutomu Inoue, Kanto Collegiate Football Association, Kosei Okuno, Keiji Morimoto Former Nihon University Phoenix head coach Masato Uchida and his assistant coach Tsutomu Inoue, who allegedly played a major role in causing the illegal tackle delivered to Kwansei Gakuin University quarterback Kosei Okuno by Nihon defensive end Taisuke Miyagawa on May 6, will be banned for life from college football in the Kanto region, the KCFA also announced at the news conference in Tokyo.“We gave the harshest punishment to the coaches because we decided they forced the player to make the illegal tackle,” said Keiji Morimoto, the chairman of the discipline committee. “We had the hearings from about 20 people, including players and coaches from both schools, officials and witnesses of the game. We also obtained videos and voices to investigate.”The KCFA also suspended Miyagawa and the Phoenix for the 2018 season.It is not necessarily the end of the season for Miyagawa and the Phoenix, however. For Miyagawa, the suspension could end after he hands in a letter of apology to the KCFA and has another meeting with the discipline committee to confirm that he never makes dangerous plays again. It is up to the KCFA to decided if these conditions have been met.The Phoenix also could be reinstated before the season starts in August if they adhere to conditions required by the KCFA. The Phoenix are ordered to report how a series of fouls occurred in the May 6 game and how the Phoenix will prevent that from happening again. The Phoenix’s report must be verified by a verification committee, which the KCFA will set up.If the KCFA confirms that the Phoenix have met the conditions set forth by at the KCFA board member meeting, then they will qualify to play in the Top 8 this season.Also, Taku Mori, Nihon University’s top assistant coach, was disqualified from his position, it was announced.Miyagawa said he was ordered to hurt Okuno on the first play of the game during a May 22 news conference, but Uchida and Inoue denied that had happened the next day.The KCFA listened to the report of the discipline committee, which held hearings for the players and coaches involved.Also on Tuesday, Nihon University players announced their statement, citing an apology to Okuno and his family and vowing to change the team’s culture and earn the public’s trust again.It was expected the statement would unveil the testimony that Uchida and Inoue ordered the play, but the players failed to say that clearly, only mentioning “we relied on coaches and believed what they told us without any doubt.” last_img read more

Fantastic Furlongs pass the test on Ireland’s Fittest Family

first_imgA Donegal family have entered the battle for the title of Ireland’s Fittest Family in the action-packed RTE reality series.The Furlongs from Greencastle Inishowen had great success in the first episode of the new series which aired on Sunday. The fun-loving family are well-used to racing together and they made it over the line to join coach Donncha O’Callaghan’s team.Mum Kate, dad Alan and daughters Leonie and Orlaith impressed in the nail-biting Vertigo test, with Kate overcoming her fear of heights to scale a plank 33ft over Dublin. The four Team Furlong members are: Dad Alan (56) who enjoys running and is a retired hurling player; mum Kate, (56) who runs and practices Reiki; daughter Leonie (26) works as a Chartered Accountant in Galway and is a keen runner and footballer; Orlaith (25) is in her final year of her PhD studying to be a nutritionist. She’s a gym junkie and loves water sports.The new series of Ireland’s Fittest Family became even more ambitious this year as 20 families from across Ireland took on the first set of challenges.Team RooneyThe Rooneys from Ballyshannon also battled it out in the opening episode.Their all-rounder team was made up of ultra-cyclist mum Eleanor (53), county footballer and hurler Oisin (20), lifeguard, triathlete and Gaelic footballer Maebh (19) and county Minor Footballer and Hurler Senan (16). However, despite their mighty effort, the Rooney family didn’t make it to the coaches’ selection. Fans of the qualifying Furlongs will have to wait two weeks to catch the clan on their screens in episode three on Sunday 11th November.The team will be battling under Coach Donncha’s mentorship for a place in the quarterfinals.Back in 2016, the Ryan Family from Kilmacrennan enjoyed notable success in Ireland’s Fittest Family, coming third in the final.Fantastic Furlongs pass the test on Ireland’s Fittest Family was last modified: October 31st, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:furlongsIreland’s Fittest FamilyrooneysRTEteam furlonglast_img read more

The Jaleo Experience is a Great Value, and Delicious Food

first_imgShare This!I recently tried the Jaleo Experience at Jaleo at Disney Springs and found it to be both delicious and a fantastic value for the amount and quality of food presented.My husband, Jeff, and I arrived at the restaurant overwhelmed and dehydrated after a flight from New York and a slog through the Orlando heat. (Narrator voice: They were cranky.) I immediately ordered an attitude adjustment cocktail: the “Cropping Rope,” created with Crop cucumber vodka, Lillet Blanc, green chartreuse, and lime ($14). Jeff stuck with Diet Coke and then water.Cropping Rope cocktailSlightly refreshed, but still a bit addled from travel, we scanned the dozens of menu items which all looked fantastic, but daunting to weed through, until I saw the “Chefs Tasting Menu.” To me, tasting menu means “someone else decides so you don’t have to,” which is always a good thing when you’re exhausted.We weren’t sure we were in a $110 per person mood (that takes stamina), so we skipped past the Jose’s Way, but asked our server about the $70 per person Jaleo Experience. She described it as, “Twelve of the most popular items on the menu – the ones that guests always rave about – with a balance of light and more substantial dishes.” Sold!Here’s what we got …Serrano ham and Manchego cheese.“Pan de Cristal con Tomate” – crispy bread brushed with fresh tomato.“Gazpacho Estilo Algeciras” – chilled Spanish soup with tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers“Manzanas con Hinojo y Queso Manchego” – Sliced apple and fennel salad with Manchego cheese, walnuts, and sherry dressing“Endivias con Queso de Cabra y Naranjas” – Endives, goat cheese, oranges, and almonds.“Pulpo a la Gallega” – boiled octopus with peewee potatoes, pimenton, and extra virgin olive oil“Espinacas a la Catalana” – Sauteed spinach, pine nuts, raisins, and apples“Croquetas de Pollo” – traditional chicken fritters“Butifarra Casera con Mongetes” – Grilled pork sausage with sauteed white beans and aioli“Gambas al Ajillo” – shrimp sauteed with garlic“Patatas Bravas” – fried potatoes with spicy tomato sauce and aioliCrusty bread to accompany the shrimp“Pan con Chocolate” – chocolate custard with caramelized bread, olive oil, and brioche ice cream“Flan al Estilo Tradicional de Mama Marisa con Espuma de Crema Catalana” – Flan with Catalan cream and orangesSo, we received 13 dishes instead of the promised twelve, plus the bread. If I’m doing the math right, these dishes would have cost over $160 if ordered on the menu individually, while ordered as the tasting menu it cost $140.But more importantly, the food was outstanding. Overall one of the tastiest meals I’ve had a Disney world in years. And even with the substantial quantity of food, I didn’t leave feeling bloated or sluggish from the meal, as has happened to me with the also incredible, but much heavier multi-course menu at Victoria & Albert’s. Since much of the meal was light, but flavorful veggies and seafood, we were not weighed down at the end.Highlights for me were the tomato bread which had a delightful crunch, concentrated fresh tomato flavor, and just the right amount of salty bite, and the endive salad, which tasted like summer in Spain. The only dish that didn’t sing to me was the octopus, but I don’t love octopus in general, so that’s not surprising.Jeff’s favorites were the lovely shrimp, the ham and cheese, and the octopus. (See, what do I know.)I wasn’t expecting to be wowed by dessert, but both of the end-of-meal sweets were truly spectacular. And the flan – oh that flan – is now in my top five WDW desserts of all time. So simple, but the cream and citrus work together perfectly. It’s like the Beyonce of Creamsicles. Sigh.Our meal, two Jaleo Experiences, a cocktail, and a diet Coke cost $168.27, plus tip. This is gourmet food in a casual atmosphere – well worth the price.Have you dined at Jaleo? What did you think? Would you order this tasting menu? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

SA-Belgian duo win MTB’s richest stage

first_imgOnce on the Swartberg Pass, FedGroup Itec and Asrin Cycling began to trade subtle surges. But with four kilometres remaining where the gradient steepened, Reid, the current South African marathon champion, powered ahead and first Looser, then Stewart cracked. Schuermans, a cross-country specialist, was fighting a personal battle against cramps but managed to pull himself up to Reid and the pair charged ahead towards the finish line. “We weren’t keen to let any teams get away from us before the final climb today, which is why we went with FedGroup’s early move,” explained Reid. The cash prize for the stage for the overall winners was R112 000 ($12 000), while the women’s prize was R20 000 ($2 000). At 40km into the dry, sunny stage, on a steep, technical climb, Stewart and Looser put in an attack that only Schuermans and Reid were able to respond to. It was a long way out from the finish but the quartet decided to commit to the breakaway. The 85-kilometre stage (shortened from the original 92km due to a flooded river) started in Calitzdorp and finished on the summit of the Swartberg Pass, a 12km gravel road ascent that relentlessly winds upwards, with a vertical climb of 1 100 metres to a mountain-top finish. “We wanted to start fast and get a gap because we didn’t want to ride up the last climb under too much pressure,” said Langvad. SAinfo reporter Team RE:CM Davinci’s Annika Langvad (DEN) and Ariane Kleinhans (SUI) continued their dominance of the women’s category by claiming their third successive stage win in an impressive 12th place overall. “My teammate is from another planet,” said Kleinhans. “Annika is so strong on the flats and downhills and she just pulled me along for the first part of the race. We got quite a decent gap on the other women early on and just kept it steady to the finish.” ‘Targeted’“Jens and I are both young and both cross-country specialists, so the overall win in a long stage race would be unrealistic. That’s why we targeted this particular stage. We may be in with a chance of another stage win still.” Stage winnersThe stage winners of the other team categories were – Mixed: Cube Nutswerk MTB’s Birgit Lavrijssen (Ned) and Marco Minnaard (Ned); Veteran: Cube Nutswerk 2’s Micha de Vries (Ned) and Rik van den Hanenberg (Ned); Master: Wilde 3’s Lieb Loots (SA) and Izak Visagie (SA); Solo men: Darren Lill (Cannondale Blend) and Solo women: Bettina Uhlig.center_img Team RE:CM’s Waylon Woolcock and Erik Kleinhans finished fourth on the stage and held onto their second place overall, five minutes and 22 seconds down on FedGroup Itec, while Reid and Schuermans moved up to third overall after their good day out, 13 minutes 51 seconds off of the race lead. Chase groupThe size of the chase group dwindled steadily to five, comprising RE:CM, Westvaal Bells Cycling and Solo male racer, Darren Lill (Cannondale Blend), and a pursuit ensued to the base of the final climb with the gap down to as little as 25 seconds between the two groups at one point. Extended overall leadThey extended their overall race lead to almost 30 minutes over stage runners- up, Wheeler BMC’s Esther Suss (SUI) and Jane Nuessli (GBR). The all-South African Biogen team of Robyn de Groot and Ischen Stopforth were third on the stage and maintain third place overall. 23 October 2013 In the women’s race, Kleinhans and Langvad went on the attack early on and then just built on that as the stage progressed. Put out of podium contention by the mud on Monday’s stage, Reid and Schuermans were motivated from the start on Tuesday, slightly fresher than their rivals and eager to capture the race’s queen stage, their primary goal for the event. Podium placesOverall leaders, Brandon Stewart (SA) and Konny Looser (Sui) of Team FedGroup Itec finished second and extended their overall lead, with defending champions, Westvaal Bells Cycling’s Nico Bell (SA) and Gawie Combrinck (SA) rounding out the podium places. South African James Reid and Belgian teammate Jen Schuermans of the Asrin Cycling team claimed the richest stage prize in mountain bike racing when they won stage two of the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek in the Western Cape on Tuesday. “When James asked me to be his teammate for this race two months ago, he said our main goal was to win stage two. So I trained specifically with this stage in mind. It feels so good to achieve our goal,” Schuermans smiled afterwards.last_img read more

Hack Your Help Files

first_imgWhy You Love Online Quizzes You probably have lurking around your company a collection of moldy compiled HTML files, left over from another era when those were the cat’s meow and the latest and greatest in online help technology. Well, this week Mindtouch is prepared to help you convert them over into a more social setting and bring those dusty help files into something that can be more useful today. I am talking about help files that were designed by Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe RoboHelp, XMetal and several Microsoft products too. The company offers a SaaS-hosted help system called TCS that starts at $180 a month and goes up from there. Included is a new feature with the ability to do the compiled HTML conversions and import into TCS. Hierarchies, cross-link references, image and page formats are all maintained.When brought into TCS, they are searchable, indexed, and a Web-based knowledge base that instantly gives you the ability to do analytics on their content. Think of this as instant liberation for your legacy help desk software.While this isn’t all that sexy, it is a very utilitarian function and something worth investigating. Related Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Tags:#hack#news center_img david strom 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees?last_img read more

Proposed Regulations Issued on Minimum Essential Coverage Information Reporting (REG-103058-16)

first_imgThe IRS has issued proposed regulations relating to information reporting of minimum essential coverage under Code Sec. 6055. Health insurance issuers, certain employers, and others that provide minimum essential coverage to individuals must report to the IRS information about the type and period of coverage and furnish related statements to covered individuals. The proposed regulations clarify issues relating to reporting of certain plans and TIN solicitation and truncation. The proposed regulations are generally proposed to apply for tax years ending after December 31, 2015, and may be relied on for calendar years ending after December 31, 2013, with the exception of rules on reporting of coverage under catastrophic plans.Reporting of Catastrophic PlansExchanges must report to the IRS information relating to qualified health plans individuals enroll in through the Exchange. However, the term “qualified health plan” does not include catastrophic coverage so neither Exchanges nor coverage issuers have reported on these plans. The proposed regulations require health insurance issuers to report catastrophic plan coverage on Form 1095-B, effective for coverage in 2017 and returns and statements filed and furnished in 2018.Reporting of Coverage Under Basic Health ProgramsStates are able to establish a Basic Health Program to provide an additional healthcare coverage option to certain individuals not eligible for Medicaid. The proposed regulations require the state agency administering the coverage under the Basic Health Program to report that coverage.Truncating TINsCode Sec. 6055 requires that health insurance issuers and carriers reporting coverage under insured group health plans report information about the employer sponsoring the plan, including the employer’s EIN, to the IRS and on a statement to the covered individuals. The proposed regulations clarify that the EIN of the employer sponsoring the plan may be truncated on statements health insurance issuers and carriers furnish to taxpayers.Plans for Which Reporting is Not RequiredInformation reporting under Code Sec. 6055 is generally required of every person who provides minimum essential coverage to an individual during the year. In certain instances where the reporting would be duplicative, the existing regulations allow the person who provides supplemental coverage to forgo information reporting. The proposed regulations provide that (1) if an individual is covered by more than one minimum essential coverage plan or program provided by the same reporting entity, reporting is required for only one of the plans or programs; and (2) reporting is not required for an individual’s minimum essential coverage to the extent that the individual is eligible for that coverage only if the individual is also covered by other minimum essential coverage for which Code Sec. 6055 reporting is required.TIN SolicitationUnder existing regulations, in cases of a missing TIN, the reporting entity is treated as acting in a responsible manner in soliciting a TIN if the reporting entity makes (1) an initial solicitation when an account is opened or a relationship is established, (2) a first annual solicitation by December 31 of the year the account is opened (or January 31 of the following year if the account is opened in December), and (3) a second annual solicitation by December 31 of the year following the year in which the account is opened. The proposed regulations require that the first annual solicitation be made no later than 75 days after the date on which the account was “opened” (i.e., the day the filer received the substantially complete application for coverage), or, if the coverage is retroactive, no later than the seventy-fifth day after the determination of retroactive coverage is made. The deadline for the second annual solicitation (third solicitation overall) remains December 31 of the year following the year the account is opened.To provide additional relief and ensure that the requirements for the first annual and second annual solicitations may be satisfied with respect to individuals already enrolled in coverage, an additional rule is provided. Under this rule, if an individual was enrolled in coverage on any day before July 29, 2016, the account is considered opened on July 29, 2016. Accordingly, reporting entities have satisfied the requirement for the initial solicitation with respect to already enrolled individuals so long as they requested enrollee TINs either as part of the application for coverage or at any other point before July 29, 2016.Proposed Regulations, NPRM REG-103058-16, 2016FED ¶49,708Other References:Code Sec. 6055CCH Reference – 2016FED ¶36,466ABCode Sec. 6724CCH Reference – 2016FED ¶40,279DTax Research ConsultantCCH Reference – TRC HEALTH: 6,104last_img read more

HTC Breeze will apparently be called the Desire 12

first_imgHTC is apparently working on a new entry-level bezel-less phone codenamed Breeze. The phone in question will apparently be called the Desire 12, as and when it’s officially announced, according to serial tipster Even Blass. HTC recently launched the U11 EYEs bringing the U11+’ tall-screen 18:9 aspect ratio to the masses, but, with the Breeze, HTC may be looking to tone it down further for the entry-level segment both in terms of specs as well as in terms of price.The HTC Breeze, Blass had previously tipped, will come with a 5.5-inch 18:9 screen (of an unspecified resolution), and an unspecified MediaTek processor on the inside. It will apparently come with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. On the camera front, it would come with a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. The Breeze would further be backed by a 2,730mAh battery.The U11+ was HTC’s first phone to ship with an edge-to-edge, near bezel-less screen and an unusual aspect ratio of 18:9 — as against the regular 16:9 seen in the U11 — much on the lines of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the iPhone X. The U11 EYEs, launched by the company in January, is HTC’s second phone to ship with such a screen set-up. And it has been seemingly designed for the masses.ALSO READ: HTC U11 EYEs tones down the U11+, adds dual front cameras for portrait selfiesIt’s also using a 6-inch screen – of the Super LCD 3 type – but the resolution has been brought down to a 1080p+. In typical HTC U fashion, the U11 EYEs is also carved out of highly polished glass — Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 — that reflects light differently when viewed from different angles. The outer frame is, meanwhile, carved out of solid metal. So are the power button and the volume rocker.advertisementOn the inside, the U11 EYEs crams a 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor clubbed with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage which is further expandable by up to 2TB via a micro-SD card slot. And when clubbed with HTC’s slick, bloat-free Sense UI — atop Android Oreo — the U11 EYEs should technically entail in a power-house of a phone.The U11 EYEs ships with the same rear camera setup as the U11 and sports a dual camera system – 5-megapixel + 5-megapixel – on the front which helps assist in taking portrait selfies or selfies with a shallow depth of field or bokeh.last_img read more

Prince Harry Visits London School Of Hygiene And Tropical Medicine

first_imgPrince Harry visited the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine this week, where he learnt more about the school’s vital work combatting some of the world’s most pressing health issues and chaired a roundtable discussion about HIV.Prince Harry visits the London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineCredit/Copyright: Royal.ukDuring his visit, Prince Harry met staff who worked on the response to the recent Ebola epidemic in West Africa, as well as some who are finding innovative ways to reach remote communities across the world and increase their access to treatment.The main focus of the visit was a roundtable discussion, led by the charity Sentebale, of which Prince Harry is Patron.At the roundtable, His Royal Highness and School Director Professor Peter Piot welcomed global leaders in HIV/AIDS and heard from Sentebale youth advocates from Lesotho and Botswana who described the challenges facing young people affected by HIV in southern Africa, and the reasons they believe youth across the region are failing to test for HIV and access relevant follow up care and treatment.One of the main aims of Prince Harry’s charity Sentebale is to support to children living with HIV in Lesotho and Botswana. Sentebale’s ‘Let Youth Lead’ programme was launched in April in Lesotho at the charity’s first youth summit, and aims to provide a platform for young people to advocate to their peers to test for HIV and safely manage their status.Source:Royal.uklast_img read more