June 17

Monte House / Pereira Miguel Arquitectos

first_img Projects Area:  404 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Architects: Pereira Miguel Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Monte House / Pereira Miguel Arquitectos Monte House / Pereira Miguel ArquitectosSave this projectSaveMonte House / Pereira Miguel Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915824/monte-house-pereira-miguel-arquitectos Clipboard Portugal ArchDaily Photographs Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 29Curated by Matheus Pereira Sharecenter_img “COPY” “COPY” 2008 Houses Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: AcorProject Team:Cláudia Alpoim, Inês LudovinoArchitect In Charge:Luís Pereira MiguelCity:ComportaCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. The Dune House project tries to establish a new relationship between architecture and landscape, by using the two universes into one unique group. The two artificial sand dunes connect the house to the landscape and extend its limits far away. In the middle of these two hills, four concrete arms shelter all living functions, in a crisscross direction.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe roof undulates, in a warp shape, creating different interior and exterior atmospheres. Crossing the house through the roof becomes an experience in itself, giving new points of view over the landscape, and reminding us of the old road that crossed the landscape.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!PlantSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe Dune House is built on four arms that allow to detached the agricultural annex (the North volume) from the habitational area (the three remaining volumes). That layout promotes autonomy and privacy between the bedrooms and the living room since they are organized in different wings. These spaces, followed by wooden platforms, enjoy distinct views through the landscape.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessRural School in Haiti CompetitionStudent CompetitionsViettel Academy Educational Center / VTN ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915824/monte-house-pereira-miguel-arquitectos Clipboard CopyHouses•Comporta, Portugal CopyAbout this officePereira Miguel ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHouseResidential ArchitectureComportaPortugalPublished on April 29, 2019Cite: “Monte House / Pereira Miguel Arquitectos” [Casa Monte / Pereira Miguel Arquitectos] 29 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore 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 streamlast_img read more

June 13

No. 9 men’s tennis sweeps No. 11 Oklahoma State, 4-0

first_imgLinkedin TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks New medical school will not reserve seats for TCU students What we’re reading: Congress making moves Neeley School professor hosting ‘Entrepreneurship Boot Camp’ Center for International Studies creates new study abroad option + posts Facebook Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ ReddIt printNo. 9 TCU followed up a victory over Oklahoma Friday with a commanding 4-0 win over Oklahoma State (20-6, 2-2) Sunday afternoon.Bertus Kruger and Reese Stalder once again got the Frogs off to a great start in doubles play with a 6-3 victory. No. 6 Guillermo Nuñez and Alex Rybakov then secured the doubles point for TCU, defeating the Cowboys’ Artur Dubinski and Leftherios Theodorou 6-2.“We were able to get that doubles point and get on top of them right away and we never really looked back,” head coach David Roditi said.In singles play, Stalder stayed hot with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Oklahoma State’s Luke Hammond to give TCU an early 2-0 lead in the match.No. 17 Alex Rybakov defeated No. 71 Artur Dubinski 6-1, 6-3 before Trevor Johnson completed the sweep of the Cowboys with a 6-3, 6-1 win.“I am proud of the way the guys bounced back from Friday and the fact that even though we had a very emotional win, we were ready to play today,” Roditi said.TCU (16-3, 3-0) now stands alone atop the Big 12 Conference and have clinched at least a share of their third consecutive regular season conference title.Up Next:TCU will honor seniors Trevor Johnson and Guillermo Nuñez on senior night when rival Baylor (18-6, 1-2) comes to town Thursday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m. Linkedin Facebookcenter_img ReddIt Ben Auten is a junior sports broadcasting major from Charleston, South Carolina. He is an avid sports fan; he especially loves college basketball, baseball, and soccer. Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ Ben Auten Twitter Twitter Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Previous articleNo. 9 men’s tennis handles No. 14 Oklahoma, 4-2Next articleStudents share ideas at ‘I Am Heard’ sexual assault forum Ben Auten RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

June 12

On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia

first_imgYou can also download the GIF to add to your tweet. October 1, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Saudi ArabiaSouth AfricaGermanyArgentinaAustraliaBrazilCanadaChinaSouth KoreaUnited StatesFranceIndiaIndonesiaItalyJapanMexicoUnited KingdomRussiaTurkeyMiddle East – North Africa AfricaEurope – Central AsiaAmericasAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expressionPredatorsViolence Organisation Help by sharing this information Saudi Arabia’s 34 unjustly jailed journalists Related documents video_gif_g20_en.mp4_.zipZIP – 65.59 MB October 2, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Middle East – North Africa November 19, 2020 – Updated on November 20, 2020 On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Petitions News News RSF launches ‘50-day clock’ and petition calling for press freedom improvements ahead of G20 Riyadh summit to go further “So far G20 leaders have not sufficiently responded to our call for concrete action to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia before the Riyadh summit. Now we need public support to show that the international community will not tolerate business as usual with the Saudi government while it perpetuates serious press freedom violations. Please sign up to our crowdspeaking campaign in this last stretch before the summit opens,” said Christophe Deloire, RSF’s Secretary-General.The crowdspeaking message will be accompanied by an image – to be released with a corresponding GIF – featuring the faces of jailed Saudi journalists superimposed in a “family photo” style shot of the G20 leaders. The GIF has been developed in partnership with French advertising agency BETC.In addition, RSF continues to release targeted calls on individual G20 leaders not to engage in business as usual, with the UK and Spanish Prime Ministers Boris Johnson and Pedro Sanchez highlighted so far. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be featured in the coming days.Saudi Arabia is ranked 170th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. RSF took an unprecedented press freedom mission to the country in 2019 in an attempt to secure the releases of jailed journalists. G20 summit: Call for the release of 34 journalists in Saudia Arabia Khashoggi trial: truth impossible from trial with no public or journalists Saudi ArabiaSouth AfricaGermanyArgentinaAustraliaBrazilCanadaChinaSouth KoreaUnited StatesFranceIndiaIndonesiaItalyJapanMexicoUnited KingdomRussiaTurkeyMiddle East – North Africa AfricaEurope – Central AsiaAmericasAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expressionPredatorsViolence News On the eve of the 21-22 November G20 summit hosted virtually in Riyadh, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is highlighting the plight of 34 journalists who remain unjustly jailed in Saudi Arabia, calling for public support to urge G20 leaders to take action to secure their release and improve the press freedom climate in the country. Receive email alerts Following months of direct advocacy with G20 states and a public “50 day clock” and accompanying petition, RSF is launching the last phase of its campaign to secure the release of jailed journalists and press freedom improvements before Saudi Arabia’s G20 presidency comes to an end.RSF is calling for international public support to hijack the official #G20SaudiArabia hashtag with messages and images in support of the country’s 34 unjustly jailed journalists. Supporters are asked to sign up via the crowdspeaking platform Postspeaker, which will post a unified message from their social media accounts at a set time to mark the opening of the Riyadh summit.Please invite others to participate via this link!: https://pstsp.kr/eve9qCkeqFrom 21 November at 8:00 am CET, you can tweet directly via this button: September 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

June 12

Supreme Court orders release of opposition journalist

first_img News Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrest of Viktor Shmakov at his home on 28 April 2006, prompted by his outspoken criticism of Bashkir President, Murtaza Rakhimov, and called for his immediate release. He faces serious charges and is in a fragile state of health. to go further RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” RSF_en May 28, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia News Help by sharing this information Organisation “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says BelarusEurope – Central Asia Viktor Shmakov, editor of the sole opposition newspaper in the small semi-autonomous republic of Bachkortostan, Provintsialnye Vesti, was released from custody on 18 May 2006, on the order of the Supreme Court which ruled that his arrest was illegal.The journalist was nevertheless put under house arrest while awaiting the outcome of the case in which he has been accused of inciting terrorist activities through the media..After his release he told Reporters Without Borders that he was determined to continue bringing out his newspaper. He added that he was pleased at a demonstration in his support held in the capital Ufa on 18 May and that a foundation in support of the mass media (Fond Poderjki SMI Bashkiri) had been set up on 15 May.——-3 May 2006Opposition newspaper editor arrested in BashkortostanReporters Without Borders today called for the immediate release of Viktor Shmakov, the owner and editor of the local opposition newspaper Provintsialnye Vesti (Provincial News), who was arrested on 28 April in his apartment in Ufa, the capital of the semi-autonomous republic of Bashkortostan, on a charge of inciting terrorist activities through the media.“Shmakov has been the editor of a small, free opposition newspaper for 15 years and had never been troubled by the authorities,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But now they have arrested him and accused him of being an extremist for criticising the local government. These charges are shameful and unwarranted.” The organisation added: “President Murtaza Rakhimov of Bashkortostan should not be allowed to get away with violating press freedom and human rights like this, and the president of the Russian Federation should condemn Shmakov’s arrest and demand his release.”Shmakov, aged 63, faces three to five years in prison on the charges, which were brought under article 280-2 of the Russian criminal code because of articles published on 26 April in which he echoed the local communist opposition’s calls for the President Rakhimov’s resignation. Copies of the issue were distributed during a meeting on 27 April.Shmakov is currently being held in a pre-trial detention centre run by the local interior ministry. Reporters Without Borders has learned that he is sharing a cell with 18 other detainees. His wife, Lyudmilla Shmakova, told Reporters Without Borders his arrest could jeopardize his health as he receives treatment for high blood pressure.The judge in charge of investigating the case went to Shmakova’s home on 29 April and showed her the arrest warrant issued against her husband. The judge had the apartment searched and confiscated copies of the newspaper. Shmakova was unable to get any information about the sentence her husband is facing or when the trial will take place from either from the judge or the Federal Security Service agents who arrested him.Bashkortostan is part of the Russian Federation. It has been ruled with an iron hand since 1993 by President Rakhimov, who came under severe criticism in April 2005 during a wave of discontent prompted by the Kirghiz revolution. Follow the news on Belarus Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts May 18, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Supreme Court orders release of opposition journalist May 27, 2021 Find out more News Newslast_img read more

May 26

PIL Seeking Mandatory Production of Identity Card While Purchasing Metro Token/Card: Delhi HC Asks Petitioner To Approach DMRC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesPIL Seeking Mandatory Production of Identity Card While Purchasing Metro Token/Card: Delhi HC Asks Petitioner To Approach DMRC [Read Order] Karan Tripathi9 May 2020 3:13 AMShare This – xIn a PIL seeking mandatory production of identity card or address proof while purchasing the token for Delhi Metro, the Delhi High Court has asked the Petitioner to make a representation before the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation regarding the same. While disposing of the petition, the Division Bench of Justice Manmohan and Justice Sanjeev Narula has directed DMRC to dispose of the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a PIL seeking mandatory production of identity card or address proof while purchasing the token for Delhi Metro, the Delhi High Court has asked the Petitioner to make a representation before the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation regarding the same. While disposing of the petition, the Division Bench of Justice Manmohan and Justice Sanjeev Narula has directed DMRC to dispose of the said representation within 4 weeks after taking inputs from Centre as well as the Delhi Government. In the present PIL, the Petitioner had sought court’s direction to the Respondents to a mandate that the travellers of Delhi Metro Rail should provide proof of their identities and addresses while purchasing Metro cards from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. The Petitioner had submitted that Delhi Metro Rail Corporation issues digital Metro cards or tokens (digital monies) to its customers, who in turn use it as travel coupons. Therefore, it was argued that linking of Metro card and token with the address proof of the travellers would protect the right to property, in the event, the Metro card or token is lost. It was further contended by the Petitioner that the wake of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is of utmost importance that the Respondents should be aware about the details of the passengers travelling by Delhi Metro as it would help in preventing a patient from travelling and would also help in tracing the affected travellers in case a patient had unwillingly travelled in Delhi Metro. While going through the submissions made by the Petitioner, the court noticed that no representation has been regarding this issue before the concerned authority. In light of this, the court disposed of the petition by giving liberty to the Petitioner to make a representation before DMRC. The Petitioner in this case was represented by Mr Rohit Mahawar. Mr Tarun Johri, on the other hand, appeared for the DMRC.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

May 25

877 new cases of Covid-19 recorded in NI

first_imgHomepage BannerNews 877 new cases of Covid-19 recorded in NI Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – October 12, 2020 WhatsApp Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Twitter 877 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the north in the last 24 hours.Meanwhile, there have been an additional three Covid related deaths.1,463 cases of the virus have been confirmed in the past week in Derry and Strabane where the 7 day incidence rate in the area remains one of the highest in the world at 971 per 100,000 of the population.center_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleFurther €115,000 allocated for Donegal under Town and Village Renewal SchemeNext article2 Hole in One’s, 5 Holes, Same Fourball News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

May 18

Flash flood turns Maryland town’s Main Street into raging muddy river

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(Ellicott City, Md.) — A small Maryland town’s Main Street metamorphosed into a raging muddy river on Saturday.Flash floods caused storefronts in Ellicott City, located just outside of Baltimore, to become engulfed by brown, soupy water from the nearby Patapsco River. Parked cars on the street slid and collided into each other.A state of emergency was declared by the state’s governor, Larry Hogan. Earlier in the day Maryland’s Howard County issued a flash flood emergency at around 4:45 p.m.Charlie Risselado, a waiter at Tersiguel’s restaurant, told ABC News in a phone interview that the rainstorm had flooded the basement.“Right now we have about 6 inches,” he said.Risselado said water had been “gushing out of windows” of some of the storefronts and “blasting through the fronts of these buildings.”“I’m losing power and I would like to take care of my staff,” he added.Two years ago another rainstorm killed two residents and significantly impacted local businesses.Some people in the town managed to record some of Mother Nature’s mayhem.Parked cars were reduced to air hockey pucks.The newly-formed street river can be seen on full display in this video.A view from the second floor of an antique shop shows the treacherous waters that used to be a street.Even first responders were turning away at this street intersection. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

May 12

Return to lender: 10 malls Brookfield may give up, and why

first_imgTagsBrookfield Property PartnersMallRetail Share via Shortlink Clockwise from top left: Brookfield’s Crossroads Center in Minnesota, Mall St. Matthews in Kentucky, Park Place Mall in Arizona and North Point Mall in Georgia. (Credit: Crossroads Center, Mall St. Matthews, Park Place, North Point) It was a gamble when Brookfield Property Partners paid over $9 billion in cash for GGP’s 125-mall portfolio, but the company had a plan. Shortly after the deal closed in August 2018, Brookfield said it would “future proof” most of those malls, turning moribund properties into mixed-use “mini cities” by adding residential and office space.The future, it turns out, had other plans.The coronavirus pandemic has battered Brookfield’s massive retail holdings, with its malls among the hardest hit.Now, with brick-and-mortar stores struggling and debts mounting, 10 Brookfield malls are at risk of being handed over to their lenders, according to a Real Deal analysis of mortgage data from Trepp and rating agency Fitch, and media reports. Those properties are backed by a combined $1.2 billion in loans — nearly all them securitized — and comprise 5.6 million square feet of real estate.Loan servicer commentary found most of the mortgage payments are over 90 days delinquent. Some of the malls could be handed back to lenders via foreclosure or a deed-in-lieu — when a borrower gives up the property to avoid foreclosure. In other cases, servicers noted Brookfield was not likely to continue funding its loan on the property. Brookfield has already handed the keys to its lender on the Florence Mall in Kentucky, according to Trepp. For its North Point Mall in Georgia — the largest of the 10 on the list — the lender confirmed Brookfield already handed over the title.The Brookfield malls that either have or are at risk of being turned over to lenders are scattered throughout the country, with several in the South and Midwest. They are:1. North Point Mall | Alpharetta, Georgia | 1.3M sf2. Crossroads Center | St. Cloud, Minnesota | 766K sf3. Mall St. Matthews | Louisville, Kentucky | 670K sf4. RiverTown Crossings | Grandville, Michigan | 636K sf5. Bayshore Mall | Eureka, California | 516K sf6. Park Place | Tucson, Arizona | 478K sf7. Florence Mall | Florence, Kentucky | 384K sf8. Valley Hills Mall | Hickory, North Carolina | 325K sf9. Meadows Mall | Las Vegas | 309K sf10. Pierre Bossier Mall | Bossier City, Louisiana | 265K sf* The square footage corresponds to the portion of each mall Brookfield owns, except North Point, which notes the entire size of the mall.The Real Deal has not previously reported on the loan troubles tied to North Point, Crossroads, Bayshore, Valley Hills and Pierre Bossier malls.At least three other malls that Brookfield partially controls have been in default for months, according to the data. They are: Fox River Mall in Wisconsin, Glenbrook Square Mall in Indiana and Greenwood Mall in Kentucky.Turning pointWhile the total number of at-risk malls is just a fraction of Brookfield’s retail holdings — 170 properties and 148 million square feet — the loan troubles come at a critical time.Just weeks ago, Brookfield Asset Management announced its plan to take private Brookfield Property Partners — its real estate arm — in a deal worth roughly $6 billion at the time. Brookfield Asset Management pitched the move as a way to buy the shares at a discount to their true value.Brookfield Property Partners declined to comment for this article but like most mall owners, it faced mounting challenges even before the pandemic. Those pressures — namely from e-commerce competition — only intensified over the last year as governments forced mall closures or restrictions and retail tenants like J. Crew, Brooks Brothers and others declared bankruptcy. The trend has had a damaging effect. A new report from Green Street estimated the value of Class A luxury malls has fallen about 45 percent since 2016 levels.When Brookfield acquired GGP’s 125 Class A malls in 2018, it already owned about a third of the Chicago-based company. Two years earlier, a Brookfield Asset Management fund paid $2.8 billion for Rouse Properties, which owned about 30 Class B malls. Rouse had been spun off from GGP in 2012.Several of Brookfield’s problem malls were from the Rouse acquisition, including Bayshore Mall in California, Valley Hills Mall in North Carolina and Pierre Bossier Mall in Louisiana.Brookfield’s grand plan to convert many of its malls into residential or mixed-use properties is still a work in progress but some of those efforts have not worked out. It had made strides with North Point Mall. Brookfield recently handed over the title to lender New York Life Insurance, though in 2019 it scored rezoning approvals to bring hundreds of residential units to the property. And in July, Brookfield ended plans to redevelop a former mall in Burlington, Vermont, claiming it didn’t fit with its strategy.Trouble aheadBecause of the economic devastation Covid has caused, other major mall owners like Simon Property Group and Starwood Capital Group have also given up on properties, deciding the value of the malls was worth less than the debt.A number of malls being handed back are financed through commercial mortgage backed securities, and the loans are non-recourse. That means in case of a default, the lender can only go after the mall itself, not the borrower’s other assets.There will likely be more of that to come, said Manus Clancy, senior managing director at Trepp. He estimates 30 to 40 more malls will be returned to their lenders in the months ahead.Owners “are already realizing that there is no equity value in the mall,” Clancy said. But he added, “sometimes borrowers have changes of heart … these situations can pivot from one potential outcome to another.”Dan McNamara, a principal at the hedge fund MP Securitized Credit Partners — whose firm has been betting against mall properties — said mall owners’ move to give up on their properties is often pragmatic, and agrees it may keep happening.“These guys are smart, savvy investors,” he said. “They are not going to support a CMBS mall that is below the [value of the] mortgage.”At the company’s third quarter earnings call in November, Brookfield Property Partners CEO Brian Kingston refused to say how many mall properties it would return to lenders. “It’s a relatively small number of assets where we think the debt is in excess of the value of the asset,” he said. The quarter was another miserable one for the firm, which is also one of the biggest office landlords in New York City. Brookfield reported a $135 million net loss, though retail rent collections improved dramatically from the second quarter.Amid the gloom, Brookfield was able to secure a major refinancing for its Oakbrook Center mall outside Chicago. In October, a Brookfield venture secured a $475 million loan from Morgan Stanley on the 2.2-million-square-foot property. And in December, it negotiated a one-year extension on its roughly $280 million loan for Tysons Galleria Mall in Virginia, according to Commercial Real Estate Direct. The loan had been transferred to special servicing when Brookfield skipped the September deadline to pay it off.Then there’s the $198 million loan Brookfield has on Park Place Mall in Arizona. According to the servicer note, Brookfield said it no longer intends to support the 478,000-square-foot property “with additional infusions of equity.”  It could also send back most of the 895,000-square-foot Crossroads Center mall in Minnesota. That loan was in default and transferred to special servicing in October. Brookfield said it was unwilling to inject “additional funds to support the loan, but is willing to continue to manage the property.”While the outlook for Brookfield’s mall portfolio is a looming question, Clancy said the company itself will weather the storm. Brookfield is more diversified than other mall owners, he said. “They are going to be fine in the through and through,” and Brookfield’s hobbled malls “won’t present a systemic risk for them.” center_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

May 4

UK Navy’s New Strike Fighter Flies Fully Bombed-Up

first_img View post tag: Strike UK Navy’s New Strike Fighter Flies Fully Bombed-Up Back to overview,Home naval-today UK Navy’s New Strike Fighter Flies Fully Bombed-Up View post tag: New View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic This is UK Navy’s next-generation strike fighter fully bombed-up in flight for the first time.High above Maryland, just 50 miles outside the US capital, two of Britain’s F35 Lightning IIs carried out nine test flights carrying ASRAAM air-to-air missiles and Paveway IV laser-guided bombs.Both are proven weapons – RAF Typhoons carry the ASRAAM, while the Paveway, which was carried by RN Harrier pilots in Afghanistan, is currently being used by the Air Force against Islamic State targets.But neither weapon had been loaded on to an F-35B – the jump-jet variant of the stealth fighter-bomber – to see how the extra weight and shape of the weapons affects how the aircraft performs.So dummy rounds – identical in form and weight to their live counterparts – were loaded on the jets by Fleet Air Arm and RAF technicians at Pax River airbase in Maryland, one of several sites across the Pond where Britons are working side-by-side with the American military to bring the hi-tech Lightning II into service.Billie Flynn, test pilot for Lockheed Martin – the F35’s builder – and RAF Sqn Ldr Andy Edgell took to the skies with different configurations of both weapons types on the aircraft to see how the aircraft handled.Pete ‘Wizzer’ Wilson, a lieutenant commander in the RNR and chief F35 test pilot for BAE Systems, who are developing around one sixth of the new aircraft with Lockheed, said:The team at Pax River has got over 2,000 hours of flying under their belts for the F-35B variant and the handling and performance of the aircraft has shone through throughoutThese latest trials were no exception and help us to move confidently into the next phase of weapons testing.The successful handling tests will be followed in early 2015 by weapon separation and the guided release of both the ASRAAM and Paveway IV from the British F35s.The jet will be the mainstay of HMS Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales, flying with two joint RAF/Fleet Air Squadrons – 617 and 809 – which will be based at RAF Marham in Norfolk.As well as the trials models which are undergoing extensive testing in the USA, the MOD has ordered the first four of 14 production models for front-line service.The first trials with the Lightning II from the deck of Queen Elizabeth in 2018 with the new aircraft fully operational two years later.[mappress mapid=”14603″]Press release, Image: UK Navy View post tag: first View post tag: fighter View post tag: UK Navycenter_img View post tag: americas View post tag: Navy View post tag: Flies View post tag: europe Share this article Authorities View post tag: time December 3, 2014last_img read more

May 3

Research Associate in Computer Science, Intelligent Systems Laboratory

first_imgJob DescriptionThe Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technologyat Virginia Tech is a university-level research center that reportsto the Vice President of Research and Innovation. Its mission is tocultivate the next generation of national security leaders bydeveloping and executing curricular, extracurricular, and researchopportunities to engage students. One of the fastest growingresearch centers at VT, sponsors and collaborators benefit fromboth highly-experienced student talent and senior technicalleadership that address some of our nation’s greatest securitychallenges. The Hume team executes research on behalf of a range ofnational security research sponsors, including Government agenciesand industry.This is a research and development position that may be based inBlacksburg or Arlington, Virginia and is part of the Hume Center’sIntelligent Systems Lab (ISL). ISL brings together researchers fromcomputer science, statistics, machine learning, networks, signalsprocessing and other fields to develop interdisciplinary solutionsto cutting-edge technological challenges. Successful candidates forthis position will have relevant experience in one or more of thefollowing areas: cybersecurity (network security, softwaresecurity), software engineering, machine learning/AI, computervision, big data.Specific responsibilities include the following:(1) support research conducted in ISL through algorithmdevelopment, coding prototype solutions, and programming newtools;(2) establish and support development environments for test andevaluation of research products;(3) contribute to technical documents/presentations andpeer-reviewed academic papers;(4) provide mentorship to students working on programs.Required Qualifications• US citizenship• An earned Master’s degree in Computer Science, ComputerEngineering, or related discipline; or an earned Bachelor’s degreein Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering,Mathematics, or related discipline and significant relatedexperience• Proficiency in multiple programming languages including at leastone object-oriented language (Java/C++) as well as Python• Experience with development environments and establishingworkflows• Experience applying computer science concepts in problem solvingthrough algorithm development and programming• Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team in executingresearch and/or development projects• Evidence of high potential for excellence in research anddevelopment as demonstrated through academic study orexperiencePreferred Qualifications• Active security clearance• Interest and/or experience in working effectively with a diversefaculty, staff and student population• Experience working in an academic environment• Experience executing on research and/or development programssupporting the federal governmentAppointment TypeRestrictedSalary InformationCommensurate with experienceReview DateAugust 31, 2020Additional InformationThis position may be located either in Blacksburg, VA or in theVirginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, VA.The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction check.About Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Sue Kass at [email protected] during regularbusiness hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.Advertised: August 13, 2020Applications close:last_img read more