first_img Sant Martí House / Francesc Rifé Studio Photographs CopyHouses, Refurbishment•El Vallès Occidental, Spain Spain Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899978/sant-marti-house-francesc-rife-studio Clipboard Manufacturers: Bulthaup, CARMENES, Dynamobel, Flos, HAY, Point, Santa & ColeConstruction:CoblonalFarmhouse:6189.25 ft²Annex Buildings:5489.59 ft²Patio:4736.12 ft²Terrace, Barbecue, Pool, Changing Room:7319.46 ft²Author Architects:Francesc RiféDesign Team:Sònia Pellicer, Sergio Alfonso, Bruno Benedito, Carlos Fernández Saracibar, Patricia Guridi, Paola Noguera, Jessica MachucalaCity:El Vallès OccidentalCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© David ZarzosoRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. Located in a small valley of Vallés in Catalonia, this project of dwelling was reborn a few years ago with the creation of horse stable linked to the property. The starting point for the grand renovation was a three-floor building with austere structure and following the lower height buildings added throughout the time around it. Save this picture!© David ZarzosoSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© David ZarzosoBesides the renovation and giving them a new use, the most important part of the design was to create a dialogue between them through an U-shaped metal pergola in anthracite gray finish.Save this picture!© David ZarzosoThese considerations of design extend to the interior, in search of a harmony between the wide palette of archaic materials, vaults, and masonry stones that already dressed the dwelling originally. To create a minimalist atmosphere, the tonality of all the elements is unified through a white glaze, applied both to walls and ceilings. In pavements, although the studio has tried to keep all the original materials, such as adobe ceramics, the poor condition of some surfaces, and the marks of the previous divisions led us to coat in concrete the ground floor and in natural oak wood upper floors.Save this picture!© David ZarzosoSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© David ZarzosoEach of the floors of the house is divided into three territories, one central and two lateral. To enrich the experience of transition between them, one of the key decisions was the integration of the vaulted staircase. Covering part of it in iron sheet visually modifies its structure, getting a much more contemporary interior feel. Next to its origin a container wall with a strategic height has been designed to cause a visual separation between the dining table and the outside.Save this picture!© David ZarzosoAnother significant space is a newly renovated building unlinked from the main house. Designed to host events or family reunios, it has been decided to maintain its gabled structure, creating an oak wood module that integrates the kitchen, the bathrooms and an access from the street. The concrete floor works as a neutral background, and the design of a large table and a lounge area complete the space. To mark the new lines between the exterior and the interior, the arches of the facade have been delimited by metallic structures and glass. Another building, where the farmers live, uses the ground floor as warehouses. This building draws four arches whose lighting serves as an outdoor lamp, facing the house, and connected to the games room.Save this picture!© David ZarzosoThe pergola on the back of the house—which works as a summer area—reinforces the dialogue between the house and the garden. Symbolically the new metal structure tries to simplify an old arch that was before. It should be noted an annex connected to the main house, in single coat gray finish, provided with large black sheet metal folding shutters that allow to see the old windows of exposed brick.Save this picture!Exterior sectionFacing this, there are a new swimming pool besides an old building that has been renovated to house dressing rooms and toilets. The garden is integrated into the forest itself, making it a space without visual limits.Save this picture!© David ZarzosoProject gallerySee allShow lessUNStudio Named Winner of Landmark Melbourne Skyscraper CompetitionArchitecture NewsLefortovo / buro5Selected Projects Share “COPY” Houses Sant Martí House / Francesc Rifé StudioSave this projectSaveSant Martí House / Francesc Rifé Studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899978/sant-marti-house-francesc-rife-studio Clipboard Save this picture!© David Zarzoso+ 27Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Architects: Francesc Rifé Studio Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” 2018 Projects Photographs:  David Zarzoso Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeFrancesc Rifé StudioOfficeFollowProductsSteelStoneBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentEl Vallès OccidentalSpainPublished on August 15, 2018Cite: “Sant Martí House / Francesc Rifé Studio” [Casa Sant Martí / Francesc Rifé Studio] 15 Aug 2018. 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first_imgWhatsApp Advertisement Youth arrested in connection with alleged assault on female Garda Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] drivers, as with many more throughout the country continue to hold and use a mobile phone while driving despite a prolific public campaign highlighting the dangers associated with distractions during driving.In a national operation held over the Easter Weekend, gardai targeted and successfully detected a number of drink drivers and others found in the commission of motoring offences. To date, almost 10,000 drivers have been detected nationally and a percentage of those have been Limerick motorists.Again, Gardai will target motorists using mobile phones this Thursday and Friday.The aim of the two day campaign is to further highlight the dangers associated.Assistant Commissioner John Twomey, Garda National Traffic Bureau said: “Intercepting such distracted drivers will modify driver behaviour, thus making the roads safer for all road users.In the first quarter of 2014, there has been a 300 per cent increase in the detection of the offence over the same period in 2013 and gardai say that it is apparent that holding a mobile phone whilst driving remains a significant issue.Gardai will focus on the enforcement of relevant legislation over the coming two day operation where detection of using a phone will result in two penalty points and a €60 fine payable with 28 days – increasing to four penalty points and €90 euro if paid with 28-56 days.Meantime, following the Easter weekend mandatory breath test operation, 153 drivers were arrested on suspicion of drink driving.“We made very public the fact there would be significant enforcement activity over the Easter period, especially for drink driving- yet 153 people were arrested on suspicion of drink driving from Good Friday to Easter Monday. These are selfish acts by irresponsible people, and we will continue to target those who put themselves and others at risk”. Facebook Newcastle West Gardaí move Gardaí warn students of rental scams Previous articleTaylor looks for Limerick FC fans to turn up in numbersNext articleEuropol sneak thieves targeted elderly Limerick shopper Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Twittercenter_img Print Man and woman arrested after Gardaí seize cash and suspected drugs worth more than €28,000 NewsCrime & Court153 drunk drivers arrested last weekend as motoring offences riseBy Staff Reporter – April 22, 2014 716 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSGarda Gardaí across Ireland take on viral dance challenge Linkedin Garda investigation launched into death of woman outside Limericklast_img read more

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first_imgLatest Stories Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Book Nook to reopen Our mamas took Betty Kay and me to school the first day. Mugi and Aunt Eleanor peeked out from behind the curtain and watched us go.My teacher, “Miss” Barney Burnett, was about a hundred years old and smelled like dusting powder. But she was nice. She said she was so happy to have two pretty, sweet little girls like me and Betty Kay in her room.She wouldn’t have thought we were sweet if she knew that we fought all the time and wouldn’t stop until one of us drew blood.That’s all there was to the first day of school. That was Friday. Monday was Labor Day so we didn’t go to school. First grade: Tuff-Nuts all the way around You Might Like Into the technology age: No need to waste time Don’t ever say what you won’t do, because that’s exactly what you’ll do. Mama was right about that. I would… read more Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Just how Mama got me in first grade when I was only 5 years old, I don’t know. She must have paid off the teacher, “Miss” Barney Burnett, or maybe even the school board. Given the fits that I was pitching to go to school, Mama probably would have resorted to anything short of murder to get me in.My best friend in all the world, Betty Kay, turned 6 in June and she was going to first grade. Kindergarten had not been invented yet. All my playmates in the neighborhood were already going to school or about to start. I didn’t want to be left at home by myself so I did what I did best at age five. I pitched a fit.And that worked. I got to go to school.center_img Back then, children were smarter than they are now. We learned all we needed to know between Labor Day and Memorial Day. Then we got to stay home all summer and play.On the first “real” day of school, I squeaked off in my new shoes and was as happy as I could be until I got in my room. “Me and Betty Kay” didn’t know any of those children except William Junior and Bennie Carol and they didn’t play with us.William Junior went off and played with the boys and Bennie Carol played with a girl that could play songs on the toy piano. Everybody else just made it, “plink, plink.”When we went out to play, I went down the sliding board and my dress slid up and my bare bottom stuck on the metal and brought me to an unexpected stop. Before I could get going again, the third-grade boy behind me came zooming down and knocked me headfirst the rest of the way down. That hurt.I spent the rest of play period trying to figure out how I could get out of going to school.“Nobody will play with me except Betty Kay,” I whined to Mama.“Most all of those children are Baptists,” Mama said. “They already know each other.”I didn’t know what a Baptist was but I knew they weren’t nice. I didn’t like Baptists and never wanted to be one.But Mama said I’d pitched a fit to go to school and I had to go. So, the next day, I took my Teddy bear, Tim, and I put my Tuff-Nut pocketknife in my book satchel.If nobody played with me, I’d just play with Tim.Every morning, I put my Tuff-Nut pocketknife in my desk where Mrs. Barney Burnett couldn’t see it. But those Baptists knew I had it and they didn’t know what I might do with it. Me and Betty Kay were good friends but we’d fight each other and we might fight them, too.Before long, I could pump those wood-bottomed swings higher then anybody else. I tried to go over the top but “Miss” Barney Burnett would holler, Oooooh. Don’t do that. You’ll get killed.” So I didn’t.I could skip two bars on the monkey bars. The Baptists started playing with me and I learned to play “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” on the toy piano.School got to be more fun so I left Tim at home.I left the Tuff-Nut pocketknife in my book satchel … just in case of a backsliding Baptist.Jaine Treadwell is features editor at The Messenger. She’s a lifelong Methodist. Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 10:59 pm Friday, September 2, 2011 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Next UpThat was the biggest day of my life. Aunt Eleanor and Mugi, my grandmother, came from Eufaula to see me off. Mugi made me a dress with a sash that she tied so tight it made my tongue stick out and made me have to go to the bathroom. “Don’t want it to come loose,” Mugi said.I had a new pair of shoes that squeaked and pinched my toes, but I didn’t care because they were “school” shoes. Mama pulled back my hair with barrettes and that made my hair frizz out on both sides. I looked like a girl. I did not like that.I got a blue writing tablet with a picture of a horse on the front, three yellow pencils and a book satchel. I was going to go home for dinner, so I didn’t get a lunch box even though I wanted one. By Jaine Treadwelllast_img read more

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first_imgThe bottle, which had been sitting in the passenger seat of her patrol car for most of the morning, was initially reported to @wcsofl as found property. Inside was a small bag containing ashes & four $1 bills. The family had sent Brian on his journey from Destin on August 1st. pic.twitter.com/lEzkxwJTfW— Walton Co. Sheriff (@WCSOFL) September 6, 2019In a recent interview with ABC Dallas affiliate WFAA-TV, Peyton Mullins said her father, a tow truck driver from Garland, Texas, died from a sudden heart attack just five days after his 39th birthday. She and her grandmother entrusted the bottle with his ashes to relatives who were heading to the Florida coast and promised to set him adrift from there. “We just wanted him to be free, because that was his whole thing. He wanted to travel the world,” she told WFAA. “I want what’s best for him, even though he can’t tell me what that is.”Sgt. Pendleton was moved by the letters, having suddenly lost her husband last year when he fell ill and died just weeks later, according to the sheriff’s office. So she texted the family, telling them she had found the bottle with their loved one’s remains and would give it to a friend who is a charter boat captain. “He has offered to bring Brian way out into the Gulf so he can continue his adventure,” Pendleton wrote in the text, according to the sheriff’s office. “But, before that, I want you to know he got to do a ride-a-long with a deputy before drifting out once again.” Brian is officially on the next leg of his journey thanks to Captain Phil’s Charter Fishing out of #GraytonBeach. #BriansJourney | #LESM | #FridayFeeling pic.twitter.com/bovWiRXlFt— Walton Co. Sheriff (@WCSOFL) September 6, 2019The bottle, with the ashes, dollar bills and letters from the deceased man’s family plus one more from the sergeant, returned to sea last Friday. Pendleton has since talked to Peyton on Skype and hopes to meet her in person soon, according to the sheriff’s office. “There’s someone that doesn’t know me but cares,” the teen told WFAA after speaking with the sergeant. “It felt really good.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. zoom-zoom/iStock(DALLAS) — A bottle carrying the ashes of a Texas man along with letters from loved ones washed up on a Florida beach after being released into the tide over a month ago. Someone found the glass bottle near Miramar Beach in northeast Florida and reported it to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office last Thursday. The bottle, sealed tight with a purple cap, was handed over to Sgt. Paula Pendleton, who opened it from her patrol car. Inside was a small bag holding some human ashes, a few dollar bills and two handwritten letters dated Aug. 1 that included a telephone number, according to social media posts from the sheriff’s office. “This bottle contains the cremation ashes of my son, Brian, who suddenly and unexpectedly passed on March 9, 2019,” the first letter read. “More than anything, he longed to be free, so I’m sending him on one last adventure.” “This bottle was launched from Destin, Florida. If you find it, please call or text me and let me know. I have left $4 to cover the call,” the note continued. “Feel free to add your own note, then kindly set him free once again. My son was 39-years-old at the time of his passing and he was deeply loved. Please keep him traveling.”The second letter was from the deceased man’s daughter. “My name is Peyton and I am Brian’s daughter. When he passed, I was 14-years-old,” the note read. “It struck our whole family pretty hard and, so far, it has been a very hard road. But, like my granny said, he loved to be free. So that’s exactly what we are doing.”last_img read more

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first_imgkali9/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — A California man “intentionally rammed” his vehicle into a car carrying six teenage boys, killing three and injuring the others, before driving off, authorities said. The deadly crash occurred Sunday around 10:30 p.m. local time on a roadway in the Temescal Valley, some 60 miles southeast of Los Angeles. The hit caused the teens’ Toyota Prius to slam into a tree off the road, and first responders had to free three of the boys who were trapped in the wrecked vehicle, according to the California Highway Patrol.One of the teens died at the scene, while the other five were transported to local hospitals with injuries ranging from moderate to serious. Two of them were later pronounced dead, according to the California Highway Patrol. Their names and exact ages were not immediately released.Anurag Chandra, 42, of Corona, California, was arrested Monday in a neighborhood near the crash site after investigators found the suspect’s vehicle parked outside a home there.“Our investigation led us to believe Mr. Chandra intentionally rammed the Prius, causing the driver to lose control,” Lt. David Yokley of the California Highway Patrol said at a press conference Monday, calling the incident “an intentional act.” “The investigation has now changed from a hit-run collision to homicide,” he added.The incident remains under investigation. The motive was unknown. Chandra was booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside, California, where he is being held without bail on three counts of murder and other related charges. He is due to appear in court Thursday morning, according to online jail records. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_imgGiving housing association tenants the right to purchase their homes will do nothing to solve the UK housing crisis but instead is aimed at targeting new Tory voters, a Birmingham City University expert has warned.Alister Scott, Professor of Environment and Spatial Planning at Birmingham City University, describe the Government’s plans to extend Right to Buy discounts to 1.3 million housing associations as a “double whammy and bad news for the provision of social housing”.The Government announced new measures in the Queen’s Speech to Parliament last week, giving tenants the Right to Buy their homes while requiring councils to sell off high-value properties and invest the proceeds into building affordable ones.But Professor Scott pointed out that history has shown that the replacements of new homes will not keep up with the losses of housing associations stock and high price stock of council housing, and that the spatial impact of where these properties are lost will be significant and will worsen the housing waiting lists.Professor Scott (right) also highlighted other Government initiatives that seem destined to fail.He commented, “David Cameron’s recent pre-election pledge for 200,000 new discounted houses is what I would call a ‘Ryanair approach to housing’, reducing basic services to a minimal level.“Housing needs essential services and infrastructure to build communities and these are not optional extras. The Right to Buy extension in the housing bill is more about creating a new class of Tory voters, rather than a series of coherent measures to deal with the housing crisis. It actually will add to the problem and lead to a sell off of stock in areas where there is acute need.”Also responding to the announcement to extend the Right to Buy policy, Jonathan Manns (left), Colliers International Planning Director, said, “Whilst David Cameron may aspire to build ‘the party of the workers,’ misguidedly extending the Right to Buy to housing association tenants is unlikely to help. Aside from the potential for legal challenge, these changes would pose a fundamental threat to the viability of the social housing sector and have significant social consequences.”Manns argues that reducing the number of affordable homes risks driving more tenants into the private rented sector, increasing the total cost of housing benefits, not to mention impact on the social and economic character of certain communities.“The issue these reforms don’t tackle, at the heart of the housing crisis, is the failure of successive governments to deliver enough homes to meet the needs of a changing and growing population,” he added.housing crisis Right to Buy Right to Buy scheme social housing sector town planning June 3, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’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 Home » News » Housing Market » Town planning expert slams Right to Buy scheme previous nextRegulation & LawTown planning expert slams Right to Buy schemeThe current housing crisis will not be resolved by the Right to Buy scheme, expert warns.PROPERTYdrum3rd June 20150672 Viewslast_img read more

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first_imgLiving in London has become an affordability nightmare, with property prices rising way beyond average affordability levels.Hometrack’s latest UK Cities House Price Index, covering October 2016, shows that while City level house price growth is holding steady at 8.4 per cent, an 86 per cent uplift in house prices since 2009 has pushed the price to earnings ratio in London over 14x, more than double the UK average of 6.5x.City level house price inflation is running at 8.4% as the upward momentum in house price continues. Bristol remains the fasting growing city (10.6%) but the rate of growth is slowing. Aberdeen continues to register a year on year price falls (-8.1%).The impetus for house price growth is shifting from the affordability constrained cities in southern England to cities in the midlands and the north of England where affordability remains attractive.An update of city level affordability reveals that the price to earnings ratio ranges from 3.7x in Glasgow to 14.1x in London, compared to a UK average of 6.5x.London has the highest price to earnings ratio on record as a lack of supply and strong demand fuelled by low mortgage rates has resulted in an 86% increase in house prices since 2009, far in excess of earnings growth. Cambridge and Oxford also have double digit price to earnings ratios which are well ahead of the average over the last 12 years.City affordability in line with long run averageAffordability across other cities is more in line with the long run average, although strong house price growth in Bristol in the last 2 years has pushed the price to earnings ratio to 9.2x. Three cities have price to earnings ratios that are below the long run average, namely Glasgow, Liverpool and Newcastle where house price growth is starting to increase off a low base.As affordability levels become stretched, fewer households can participate in the market which will lead to reduced levels of turnover and a resulting slowdown in the rate of house price growth.HOT TOPIC This story is being discussed in the forum nowThe Negotiator says:London property prices will deter buyers November 25, 2016Sheila ManchesterRelated 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 Home » News » Housing Market » London’s affordability nightmare previous nextHousing MarketLondon’s affordability nightmareLondon breaks 14x house price to earnings ratioSheila Manchester25th November 20160837 ViewsHOT TOPIC This story is being discussed in the forum nowThe Negotiator says:London property prices will deter buyerslast_img read more

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first_imgMayor Jay Gillian Dear Friends,I want to thank everybody who attended Monday’s 9/11 memorial ceremony. I particularly want to thank Becky Wynne, who was the keynote speaker for the event and celebrated the life of her brother, Rick Blood, who died in the World Trade Center attacks in 2001. Like all of us, Becky and Rick shared a love of Ocean City. Her speech was a moving reminder of how fragile life can be and of the importance of cherishing all the moments we share on Earth. If you were not able to attend the event, it will air on OCTV-97 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and again at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.I’m sad to report on the unexpected death of Ed Speitel on Monday at age 61. Speitel was an Ocean City resident, engineering company owner, active member of St. Damien Parish and board member of the Ocean City Housing Authority. Michele and I would like to extend our condolences to all of his family and friends. We’re grateful for his friendship, his character and his service to all Ocean City residents.William “Bill” Scheible retired Wednesday after a career of more than 30 years as artistic director of the Ocean City Pops. Sept. 13, 2017 was proclaimed “Bill Scheible Day” in his honor. Bill conducted more than 1,000 performances, 50 musicals and a wide variety of other productions during his exceptional career. Scheible kept alive an Ocean City tradition that began in the 1920s and continued to evolve to include music of every variety — from opera to Elton John. I want to thank Bill for his outstanding service and wish him the best in retirement. The future of the Pops will be bright because of the foundation he helped to build.The latest forecasts call for Jose to pass by Ocean City as a hurricane on its journey over the Atlantic Ocean in the next several days. The center of the storm and the worst of its wind and rain are expected to remain offshore. But it appears fairly certain that Jose will generate big and rough surf that will build by the end of the weekend and peak on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The Ocean City Beach Patrol will close all guarded beaches for the season after Sunday (Sept. 17). I urge everybody to swim only at protected beaches (see list) this weekend and to stay out of the ocean next week as the conditions get worse.The Ocean City Tourism Development Commission in conjunction with the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce recently introduced a new smartphone app that includes all the latest information on weather, events, shopping, eating and enjoying everything in Ocean City. The app is a great tool to keep up on all the latest information on having fun here in town, but it also includes technology that can deliver targeted notifications in the event of weather emergencies. Search for “Ocean City Vacation” for the free app and look for the dark-blue OCNJ icon.Jose is still a long way away, and the weekend forecast looks warm and dry. It should be ideal for the Airport Festival 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and the Boardwalk Aerobatic Air Show at 1 p.m. Sunday. The weekend festivities also will include a pyrotechnic performance by a skydiving team over the boardwalk on Saturday at 8 p.m. Team Fastrax will land on the beach between Seventh Street and Eighth Street. For more information on the air shows and other events, visit oceancityvacation.com. Miss New Jersey Kaitlyn Schoeffel, who was second runner-up in the recent Miss America Pageant, will greet fans before and during intermission of the Ocean City Pops season finale on Sunday (Sept. 17). For ticket information, visit www.oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice.I hope you all enjoy the weekend.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayorlast_img read more

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first_imgA new mission to Mars involving UK science will be the first to study the heart of the Red Planet and measure ‘Marsquakes’ from its surface.The NASA InSight mission, which stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is due to launch from California aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at 12.05pm (BST) today (Saturday 5 May).The InSight Lander will use cutting-edge instruments to delve beneath the surface and investigate the interior of Mars to improve our understanding of how such planets formed. It will also study tectonic activity and meteorite impacts, both of which could provide valuable knowledge about these events on Earth.The UK Space Agency has invested £4 million in one of the key instruments onboard; the short period Seismometer (SEIS-SP). This will be on the surface of Mars to measure seismic waves from Marsquakes. Scientists expect to detect anywhere between a dozen and a hundred of these tremors up to 6.0 on the Richter scale over the course of two years.Sam Gyimah, Science Minister, said: It’s been enormously challenging to put together such a small sensor with the performance we need to detect Marsquakes. We’ve had the support of the UK Space Agency, and their considerable patience. Now we finally get to see our microseismometers leave the launch pad, next stop Mars. Prof Tom Pike from Imperial College London is leading a team with Dr Simon Calcutt from Oxford University and support from STFC RAL Space, to the work on SEIS-SP.Prof Tom Pike said: The UK is playing an important role in this exciting mission to unlock the deepest secrets of our nearest neighbour in the solar system. An instrument that started life in a London university laboratory will end it on the surface of Mars detecting quakes and meteor strikes for the first time. It’s a great example of the importance of international collaboration and our work with the space sector as part of our Industrial Strategy, to ensure the UK remains at the forefront of pioneering science and exploration. The spacecraft is due to arrive on the surface of Mars on 26 November. The mission will conduct six science investigations on and below the surface of Mars to uncover the evolutionary history that shaped all of the rocky planets in the inner solar system.The UK instrument will work together with seismometers from France, as well as major contributions from Switzerland, Germany and the US. Other instruments on board include RISE, a precision radio tracking of the lander that can determine the direction and motion of the rotation of Mars and the HP3 (Heat Flow and Physical Properties Probe) which will study heat flow by embedding a temperature sensor under the surface of Mars.The UK space sector is playing a leading role in efforts to explore the solar system with additional collaborative projects including the ExoMars mission which will search for evidence of life on Mars using a rover on the surface and a spacecraft in orbit above it. The rover is designed and built in Britain by Airbus for launch in 2020 and the spacecraft recently returned the first photos from its new orbit showing an ice-filled, Martian crater.The UK Space Agency, University of Leicester and Airbus are also involved in a mission to the closest planet to the Sun, Mercury, called BepiColombo, which is due to launch later this year.last_img read more

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