TAGS: Georgia Get to know Georgia’s Beka GorgadzeMamuka Gorgodze is the most famous rugby player to come out of Georgia, but there’s a new kid on the block who could see his famous nickname tweaked to ‘Gorgadzilla’. The different vowel in Beka Gorgadze’s surname is not the only area where the two players contrast – we’ll get onto the younger man’s skill-set later – but they are both talismanic figures on the pitch.Four years ago, Gorgadze, then just 19, was part of Georgia’s World Cup training squad alongside Gorgodze, and while he didn’t make the final cut for the tournament in England, he did get to play in three Tests alongside his childhood hero over the next two years. “I played eight, he was seven,” Gorgadze says. “It was a massive honour for me to study next to him and I learnt a lot.”Back in 2015, the older man was instrumental in Georgia making history in automatically qualifying for the next World Cup by finishing third in the pool. This year, while Gorgodze has made a surprise return to the squad for the World Cup, his near-namesake will also be a key figure as the ‘Lelos’ strive to do the same in Japan. The 23-year-old doesn’t possess the same raw power as Gorgodze, but he stands out as a leader.Back in the fold: Mamuka Gorgodze (centre) during Georgia training in Japan (Getty Images)“There’s no doubt Beka has certain qualities that endear him to players following him – a) his personality, b) his skill-set,” says Georgia coach Milton Haig. “He’s a smart player and a very intelligent man. He has great humility and doesn’t let success cloud who he is. If you look at his character, he’s the type of guy you can build teams around.“He’s a different type of player to Mamuka. I’m sure Mamuka won’t mind me saying Beka has more skills and is the type of guy we think would make it in Super Rugby. He’s not as big and abrasive and doesn’t have the same out-and-out strength as Mamuka, but he’s a skilful player and definitely has those leadership qualities.”Haig also pays tribute to Gorgadze for putting in such strong performances last season after a year-long injury absence. He needed three operations after tearing ligaments in his ankle in May 2017 but returned to start six of Georgia’s eight Tests in 2018-19 and Haig describes his comeback as “phenomenal”.It was another injury that saw Gorgadze find his niche at No 8. He followed his cousin in swapping the round ball for the oval one when he was seven after an age-range change meant he could no longer play in the same football team as his friends. After stints at fly-half and centre for his local club Kharebi in the city of Rustavi, he moved to the front row and played there until his mid-teens, when a back problem arose.“I was trying to prop in the scrum and couldn’t because I’d hurt my back,” recalls Gorgadze, who pays tribute to the influence of his mother after his father died in 2000. “I didn’t need surgery but I had to do special exercises for my back and was put on a diet to lose 6kg (nearly a stone). I then grew 6cm in three months, so the next season I played in the back row.“My favourite position is No 8. The strategy is often for me to be on the edge, taking high balls and running back. I like the technical stuff – high balls, skills – as well as the physical game.”It’s fitting that Gorgadze names Kieran Read as one of the players he admires for the Kiwi fulfils a similar role for the All Blacks: positioned in the wide channels to use his power and ball skills to bust defences and create opportunities. Duane Vermeulen is another Gorgadze namechecks, while acknowledging he cannot replicate the brute force that is central to the Springboks No 8’s game.Gorgadze, who plays his club rugby in France and joined Bordeaux-Bègles from Stade Montois last year, is a powerful ball-carrier but there is also an athleticism to his play that suits the modern game. Graham Rowntree, who has been working as Georgia’s forwards coach for the past year, is a big fan. In attack: Beka Gorgadze carrying strongly against Spain (Getty Images,)“I call him ‘Rock Star’,” chuckles the ex-England and Lions prop. “He’s one hell of an athlete and an exceptional player – you forget how young he is.He picks things up very quickly, is very dynamic, a good footballer and a hard worker. He’ll be a star of world rugby.”Gorgadze is already making indents into the wider rugby consciousness. Last autumn he was named alongside Sam Underhill and Justin Tipuric in the back row of The Telegraph’s Team of the Week for his performance in defeat against Italy – his first Test for 20 months.One passage of play late in that match encapsulates Gorgadze as a player. He catches a high ball on halfway, deftly avoids putting a foot in touch and then surges forward. He floors Italy wing Mattia Bellini with a huge hand-off, steps around one defender and offloads out of a tackle by another. Had Georgia’s handling later in the move been better they would have scored a try.Related: Rugby World’s 100 Best Players in the World Numbers 90-81That’s the range of skills he brings to Georgia’s World Cup campaign. Gorgadze says that the target is “two wins minimum”. That should see them finish third in Pool D, which also features Australia, Fiji, Uruguay and Wales, and thus qualify for RWC 2023. Regardless of what happens in Japan, the growth of the sport in Georgia means the Lelos will remain one of the coming forces in the world game.“As I’ve started playing more, I’ve got more recognised on the streets,” says Gorgadze. “It’s now the first sport for us in Georgia and everyone is happy we’ve had some success. When I started rugby, there were only four children training in the morning group. Now there are hundreds of boys and girls playing.“It’s a massive honour to represent your country and it’s also a big responsibility because lots of kids and parents look up to you.”Gorgadze is a hugely impressive young man, not only in the high-level performances he produces on the pitch but his attitude off it. He can speak four languages – Georgian, Russian, English and French – and is aware of the bigger picture, recognising the part he plays in developing the sport as a role model. He’s even done a spot of coaching in France and says working with children has helped him as a player because it makes him look at the game differently.This ‘Rock Star’ has the potential to be a smash hit in world rugby – look out for him on the pitches of Japan in the coming weeks. Ready for action: Beka Gorgadze is playing in his first World Cup (Getty Images) The No 8 is fast becoming a crucial player for the Lelos – look out for him in Japan LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This article originally appeared in the August 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The Portal House / Reasoning Instincts Architecture Studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880214/the-portal-house-reasoning-instincts-architecture-studio Clipboard Structure Design: India Projects Products used in this ProjectExterior DeckingAccoyaAccoya® DeckingArchitects Team:Krunal Mistry, Meel PanchalCorten Steel Fabricator:Capsicum Wall Ideas Pvt. Ltd., AhmedabadArchitects In Charge:Ujjaval Parekh, Bhairavi DhootCity:UmargamCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Krunal MistryThe Portal House is conceived with the idea of creating multiple overlaps of personal and public domains catering to the idea of solitude as well as gathering.The residence is composed on the notions of “swastika”. The center holds ‘the house’ which is the heart of the residence and the four radiating arms orient the bedrooms or ‘cabanas’. The spaces in between this massing organization are the transitional spaces which define the essence of the overall experience by blurring boundaries between inside and outside. These spaces have been articulated uniquely as decked spaces, open dry courtyards, covered canopies, reflective pools, connecting pathways etc. Save this picture!Ground FloorThe access to the residence is celebrated through a six meter wide pedestrian ramp restricting the vehicular movement into the site. This ramp elicits the sense of distinctiveness and tranquility. The slow approach delays the sense of arrival and serves as a transitional zone between the hustle bustle of urban life and the calmness in solitude. Strategically aligned pigmented concrete landscape walls dictate the movement pattern within the residence in congruence with the position of the existing trees. Save this picture!© Krunal MistryThe ‘house’ and the ‘cabanas’ are the main components of the design. Each of these built components is wrapped with a distinct corten steel portal so that their fragmented spaces get artistically composed as one entity. The portals not only bind the elements of the ‘house’ and the ‘cabanas’ but also act as a common expression throughout the site. They mark the position of these components in the scheme of the “swastika”. The filtration of light from the high canopies of the trees inspired the design of the perforation pattern of the corten steel panels. This helped achieve a contrasting expression of crisp metal surfaces with organic and soft canopies.Save this picture!© Krunal MistrySave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Krunal MistryTaking forward the concept of the ‘served and the servant spaces’ each built component is split into two volumes, where in the services are housed in lower volumes and the livable and functional spaces are contained in higher volume.Save this picture!© Krunal Mistry‘The house’edifices public spaces such as living, dining and recreational areas. With the intent to extend the living areas into transitional spaces, there is no formal entry. Instead large openable surfaces in clear glass across the sixteen meter long north facade encourages uninterrupted visual and physical flow between the inside and outside spaces. The presence of a rock face Jaisalmer wall across the open courtyard within ‘the house’ directs the connectivity of these transparent spaces.Save this picture!© Krunal MistryThe ‘cabanas’ are designed to be studio bedrooms organized as an open plan for living, studying and sleeping spaces. The unconventional higher ceiling height of the studio space provides a connection with tree canopies at all times. The presence of the landscape pigmented concrete walls dominates the collage of these materials to create dark and intimate private bath space in a rather more open studio lifestyle.Save this picture!Cabana DiagramSave this picture!House DiagramOn the whole the residence is a demonstration of grandeur of space built with humble materials. The transitional spaces connecting the components of the residence value add to the livability of the design. The raw and rustic natures of finishes respond to the nature of the site thus providing its occupants desired open and free lifestyle.Save this picture!© Krunal MistryProject gallerySee allShow lessCrevice House / ThEPlus ArchitectsSelected ProjectsFloating Veranda / TA architectSelected Projects Share “COPY” Manufacturers: Corten, Nitco Limited, Brazialian Teak, Chickoo Stone, Convow, Hybec, Ritikaa “COPY” 2017 Architects: Reasoning Instincts Architecture Studio Area Area of this architecture project Area: 665 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeReasoning Instincts Architecture StudioOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUmargamIndiaPublished on September 27, 2017Cite: “The Portal House / Reasoning Instincts Architecture Studio” 26 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
33 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Tesco Charity Trust has made a grant of £2,000 a partnership of Mencap, Mendip District Council and the Beckery Resource Centre in Glastonbury to provide courses for people with learning disabilities to improve their fitness and develop their own leisure skills. The grant came from the Trust’s community awards scheme.It will allow the council to continue running a range of courses throughout Mendip which will help people to increase confidence, skill levels, fitness levels and help them progress to mainstream fitness opportunities on their own.The two current activity sessions at Frome and Shepton Mallet leisure centres will continue, while another will be launched shortly in Glastonbury.The Tesco Charity Trust was founded in 1987 and supports local and national charities. Its Community Awards scheme ensures that the majority of the trust’s grants are targeted towards local communities where the supermarket chain has stores.Community Awards benefit local organisations whose core work supports children’s education and welfare, children and adults with disabilities, and elderly people.The trust aim to give around £360,000 each year through the Community Awards scheme, and awards are one-off donations and range between £1,500 and £5,000.www.tescocorporate.com/charitablegiving.htm Tesco Charity Trust supports Mendip keep fit programme AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 January 2008 | News Tagged with: corporate Funding About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Massai Hampton at his father’s grave.WW photo: Gloria RubacHouston — Former Black Panthers, activists, family and friends gathered at the gravesite of Carl Hampton on July 26 to honor him and commemorate the 42nd anniversary of his assassination by Houston police. Hampton was only 21 years old when he was shot down in the street on a hot July night in 1970 by Houston cops stationed on top of St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church, just a block from the headquarters of Peoples Party 2.A year earlier Hampton had gone to Oakland to learn about the Black Panther Party so he could start a Panther chapter in Houston. He did study and learn, but was told they had temporarily halted opening new chapters. So when he returned to Houston, acknowledging that the Black Panther Party was the number one party for the people, he began Peoples Party 2. It functioned like a Panther chapter, selling the Panther paper, holding revolutionary education classes, and initiating free breakfast programs, food give-aways and a free health clinic.After Hampton’s death, the national Panther Party did authorize the Houston group to become a Panther chapter; James Aaron became the new chair.Hampton was a revolutionary leader, grounded in Marxism and Leninism, and a student and follower of Mao Zedong. Mao’s “Little Red Book” was always in his back pocket. Hampton’s analytical and oratory skills captivated activists of all nationalities in Houston. He founded Houston’s Rainbow Coalition, composed of Panthers, the Mexican American Youth Organization and the John Brown Revolutionary League.Hampton’s small son, Massai, was carried in his mother’s arms to the funeral in 1970. Today, 42 years later, he is becoming an activist in his own right. Massai Hampton recently addressed a rally in Bastrop, Texas, supporting Rodney Reed, who is on death row in Texas despite much evidence supporting his claim of innocence.This year the Carl Hampton Memorial Committee unveiled a six-foot ledger that was placed on Hampton’s grave on July 25. The memorial was organized by former Panthers Sensei Benton and Ayanna Ade.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
During the height of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement in the South, activists like Jimmy Lee Jackson, Medgar Evers, Viola Liuzzo, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner, the Rev. James Reeb and others lost their lives to KKK violence. But the reaction to one earlier lynching, along with the Montgomery Bus Boycott in Alabama, helped to spark this movement. It was the brutal lynching of 14-year-old African American Emmett Till, who 60 years ago on Aug. 28 lost his precious life in Money, Miss.Emmett Till was born on July 25, 1941, and raised in Chicago. His parents had migrated to the North, as did millions of Black people, to escape the oppressive South. In late August 1955, he traveled to the heart of the Mississippi Delta to visit an uncle.His mother, Mamie Till Mobley, warned him that the attitudes of whites in Money toward Black people were “different” from those of whites in Chicago, even though both cities were marked by segregation.Roy Bryant, a rabid segregationist, owned a store in Money frequented by Black sharecroppers. As Till was leaving his store, Bryant’s spouse alleged that the teenager, who suffered from a speech impediment, whistled at her.Several days later, in the middle of the night, Bryant, J.W. Milam and another white racist kidnapped the teenager at gunpoint from his uncle’s house.Willie Reed, a Black sharecropper who worked for Milam, stated in the 2003 documentary, “The Murder of Emmett Till,” that he heard Till being beaten by the three men in a tool shed. He heard the teenager screaming in agony. A blood-soaked Till was then driven to the banks of the Tallahatchie River where he was shot point-blank in the head.A cotton gin fan was tied around his neck with wire. His body was tossed in the river, where it was found days later. After Reed was forced to wash Till’s blood from the back of the truck, he disappeared, fearing for his own life.The murder of Emmett Till made national and international headlines. Fifty thousand Black people turned out for his funeral in Chicago.His mother demanded that his coffin be opened so that the whole world could see her son’s unrecognizable, mutilated face due to the savage beating from the butt of a .45-caliber pistol.Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam were acquitted by an all-white jury after just five days of testimony. Four months later, Bryant and Milam, knowing that legally they could not be retried, admitted in a Look magazine article that they had murdered Till.Less than five years after this lynching, Black college students launched heroic sit-ins against segregated lunch counters in Woolworth’s and other stores.As Christopher Benson, co-author of the book, “Death of Innocence,” on Till’s murder, stated in a 2003 interview: “Before Trayvon Martin, before Michael Brown, before Tamir Rice, there was Emmett Till. This was the first ‘Black Lives Matter’ story. It is no wonder, then, that each time we read about another young unarmed black male being shot down in the street — unjustly — by an authority figure, there is the mention of Emmett’s name.” (New York Times, Aug. 31)And what about the hundreds of faceless Emmett Tills who lost their lives during Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago in what we now know was the planned flooding of the Black Ninth Ward with deteriorating levees and the police killings of Black people attempting to escape from the flooding of New Orleans? Hundreds of thousands of Black people to this day have been permanently displaced after Katrina as New Orleans continues to be gentrified by big real estate interests to bring back rich and affluent whites. There are also the breathing Emmett Tills facing a living hell as they languish under mass incarceration.The lynching of Emmett Till reminds us all that real justice for Till and the other victims that came before and after him can only come with a revolutionary uprooting of the capitalist system, which perpetuates systemic racism on a daily basis.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
We still have much to learn about the evolution of taxonomic diversity gradients through geologic time. For example, have latitudinal gradients always been as steep as they are now, or is this a phenomenon linked to some form of Cenozoic global climatic differentiation? The fossil record offers potential to address this sort of problem, and this study reconstructs latitudinal diversity gradients for the last (Tithonian) stage of the Jurassic period using marine bivalves. At this time of relative global warmth, bivalves were cosmopolitan in their distribution and the commonest element within macrobenthic assemblages. Analysis of 31 regional bivalve faunas demonstrates that Tithonian latitudinal gradients were present in both hemispheres, though on a much smaller magnitude than today. The record of the Northern Hemisphere gradient is more complete and shows a steep fall in values at the tropical/ temperate boundary; the Southern Hemisphere gradient exhibits a more regular decline in diversity with increasing latitude. Tithonian latitudinal gradients were underpinned by a tropical bivalve fauna that comprises almost equal numbers of epifaunal and infaunal taxa. The epifaunal component was dominated by three pteriomorph families, the Pectinidae, Limidae and Ostreidae, that may be regarded as a long-term component of tropical bivalve diversity. Of the mixture of older and newer “heteroconch” families that formed the bulk of the infaunal component, the latter radiated spectacularly through the Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic to dominate tropical bivalve faunas at the present day. This pulse of heteroconch diversification, which was a major cause of the steepening of the bivalve latitudinal gradient, provides important evidence that rates of speciation may be negatively correlated with latitude. Nevertheless, we cannot exclude the possibility that elevated extinction rates in the highest latitudes also contributed to the marked steepening of bivalve latitudinal gradients over the last 150 Myr. Rates of extinction within epifaunal bivalve taxa appear to have been higher in these regions through the Cretaceous period, but this was largely before any significant global climatic deterioration. Infaunal bivalve clades have had differential success over this time period in the polar regions. Whereas, in comparison with the Tropics, heteroconchs are very much reduced in numbers today, the anomalodesmatans are much better represented, and the protobranchs have positively thrived. We are beginning to appreciate that low temperature per se may not be a primary cause of elevated rates of extinction. Food supply may be an equally important control on both rates of speciation and extinction; those bivalves that have been able to adapt to the extreme seasonality of food supply have flourished in the polar regions.
Home » News » Agencies & People » Purplebricks founder Kenny Bruce receives MBE in Honours List previous nextAgencies & PeoplePurplebricks founder Kenny Bruce receives MBE in Honours ListGong has been given not for his estate agency work, but for the considerable funds and effort he’s put into saving his home football team, Larne.Nigel Lewis12th October 202002,087 Views Kenny Bruce, the co-founder of Purplebricks, is one of two major property industry figures to be given gongs over the weekend in the Queen’s Honours List.Bruce, the younger brother of Purplebricks co-founder Michael Bruce, is to receive an MBE for services to charity and his work supporting Larne Football Club in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.Tony Gallagher, one of the UK’s leading property developers, is to receive a knighthood for services to land and property development.Bruce has employed a significant proportion of the wealth he derived from Purplebricks to fund Larne Football Club in his boyhood home town, transforming it from a struggling Irish backwater team into one of Norther Ireland’s highest-profile squads.New playersThis has included funds to buy new players, two new stands for its stadium, a youth football academy and a regular gate of 1,000.Since the Bruce brothers made controversial exits form Purplebricks, Kenny has also been busy helping launch a charity, Agents Together, that offers free business and life coaching to agents.He is also a director of Boomin, the much-anticipated property portal he and his brother have promised will launch this month, but has yet to make an announcement.Tony Gallagher (left) rose to fame as one of the UK’s most high-profile land buyers and developers and his former company Gallagher Estates, was sold for over £500 million in 2017 and is now known as L&Q Estates.He has been a significant donor to the Conservative party and hosted David Cameron’s 50th birthday party at his mansion in Oxfordshire, and in 2015 he gave more than half a million pounds to the Tories.Read more about Kenny.Kenny Bruce MBE Honours list property industry honours Tony Gallagher L&Q Estates Purplebricks Kenny Bruce October 12, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
View post tag: Inc View post tag: Navy View post tag: Forensic UK: Ultra Electronics to Acquire Forensic Technology Wai Inc Forensic Technology is an international company, headquartered in Montreal, Canada that employs 253 people across five offices around the globe. The company provides automated firearm ballistics identification and forensic analysis systems to law enforcement agencies in over 65 countries. Forensic Technology is currently developing a number of document security and analytic products based on its existing capabilities and areas of expertise. The company has a 20+ year track record of delivering market-leading forensic analysis solutions that help police worldwide combat gun crime at local and national levels, as well as internationally through its partnership with INTERPOL. Forensic Technology’s customers include the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Canada’s RCMP, Israel Police, the UK’s National Ballistics Intelligence Service, and the South African Police Service.Forensic Technology will continue to operate from its existing facilities as a bolt–on acquisition to Ultra’s Tactical & Sonar Systems Division.The acquisition of Forensic Technology will be financed using Ultra’s facilities and balance sheet. In the year ended 31 December 2013, Forensic Technology generated Profit Before Tax* of CAD $8.9m; gross assets were CAD$47.3m. Ultra plans to accelerate the development of Forensic Technology’s document security and analytic products capability over the next nine to twelve months. It is estimated that this will require expensed development cost of around £1.0m. This development cost, together with integration costs, means that Forensic Technology will be fully earnings accretive during 2015.The transaction is subject to US regulatory approvals. Assuming satisfaction of all closing conditions and approvals, the transaction is expected to close towards the end of the second quarter of 2014.[mappress]Press Release, April 28, 2014; Image: Ultra Electronics Ultra has agreed to acquire Forensic Technology WAI Inc (“Forensic Technology”) for an initial cash consideration of CAD $94m. Additional payments of up to $6m will be made subject to earnings growth over the next two years. Ultra has agreed to acquire Forensic Technology from private investors and its management team, which includes the company’s founder. The core management team will stay with the business. View post tag: Ultra April 28, 2014 View post tag: Technology View post tag: Electronics View post tag: Naval View post tag: acquire View post tag: News by topic Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Ultra Electronics to Acquire Forensic Technology Wai Inc View post tag: Wai Industry news
(August 23rd, 1927 – November 10th, 2017) was a Bayonne resident. He is predeceased by his parents, Paul and Mary (nee: Mokrzycki) Milan; his siblings, Adam, Joseph, Henry, Mary, and Frances. He is survived by his companion, Louise Becker; his siblings, Helen and her late husband Michael, and Chester; and by his many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements by DZIKOWSKI, PIERCE & LEVIS Funeral Home, 24 E 19th St.
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