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Motorhome / Andrew Simpson Architects

first_imgCopyHouses•Port Fairy, Australia CopyAbout this officeAndrew Simpson ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesPort FairyAustraliaPublished on September 21, 2011Cite: “Motorhome / Andrew Simpson Architects” 21 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalVentilated / Double Skin FacadeSTAC BONDAssembly Systems – GluedLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemPodsTrimoModular Space SolutionsHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – HoopsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryCabinetsburgbadWall Cabinet – Sys30AcousticUnika VaevAcoustics – Ecoustic® Foliar TileMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Motorhome / Andrew Simpson Architects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 stream ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Motorhome / Andrew Simpson Architects Motorhome / Andrew Simpson ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMotorhome / Andrew Simpson Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Australia Architects: Andrew Simpson Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img 2009 Year:  Photographs Photographs:  Christine Francis Text description provided by the architects. The Motorhome project explores the beach house as symbolising the common desire for experiences that are at once familiar and exotic. The Australian coastline is inscribed into our collective psyche as a place that conflates free expression and conformity, remote wilderness and domesticated suburbia. If we were to provide a subtitle for Motorhome, we might propose “Home Away from Home”, “Suburban Retreat” or “Quarter Acre Getaway”. Two key constraints of program and site frame this conceptual position.  Save this picture!© Christine FrancisFirst, the house is intended as a place for semi-retirement and is therefore positioned ambiguously between being a dedicated home and holiday house. Second, although located in Port Fairy, the quarter-acre site is suburban in character, bounded by paling fences and detached homes on three sides. A hint of the coast is suggested by the smell of salt air and a line of grand Norfolk pines marking the sea and wetlands in the distance.Save this picture!© Christine FrancisThe design is a celebration of these provisional or ambiguous conditions. We were fascinated by the Winnebago or RV as an analogous hybrid of car and house, often used by couples as they move into retirement. This vehicle combines the familiarity of home with the romance of the open road. The Great Ocean Road that links Port Fairy to Melbourne is a recognised RV pilgrimage. Save this picture!© Christine FrancisThe building expresses a character of simultaneous stability and impermanence in plan and section. On one side a more grounded, hermetic, metal clad box contains the bedrooms and bathroom: on the other is an elevated open plan kitchen, living and dining area defined by a north facing polycarbonate clad wall that draws light into the house. Ceiling and wall twist in counterpoint to each other, creating the illusion of a membrane construction that conveys a sense of weightlessness and provisional shelter. Save this picture!© Christine FrancisText provided by Andrew Simpson Architects.Project gallerySee allShow less2011 Jencks Award: Eric Owen MossArticlesPratt Institute 2011 Fall Lecture SeriesArticles Share Houses Save this picture!© Christine Francis+ 14 Share “COPY” “COPY”last_img read more

Tree House / Matt Fajkus Architecture

first_img Project Manager:Travis CookDesign Team:Travis Cook, Matt Fajkus, David BirtDesign Support:Thomas JohnstonCity:AustinCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Brian MihealsickText description provided by the architects. Balanced shade, dappled sunlight, and tree canopy views are the basis of the 518 Sacramento Drive house design.  The entry is on center with the lot’s primary Live Oak tree, and each interior space has a unique relationship to this central element.Save this picture!© Brian MihealsickComposed of crisply-detailed, considered materials, surfaces and finishes, the home is a balance of sophistication and restraint. The two-story massing is designed to allow for a bold yet humble street presence, while each single-story wing extends through the site, forming intimate outdoor and indoor spaces.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe upper story is clad in stucco, articulated as a floating white box to pronounce a street presence and act as a veritable “tree house” for the children’s bedroom zone.Save this picture!© Brian MihealsickIn plan, the home is organized into clear zones of public and private function, allowing the center courtyard with the primary tree to negotiate the connection between either realm. The layout is arranged to optimize function and experience, where each daily behavior is considered in connection with the next, resulting in a holistic and flowing composition, rather than just a collection of rooms.Save this picture!© Twist ToursMassing is composed as two single-story wings which wrap the primary existing Live Oak tree on the site. The 2-story “window wall” maximizes the use of inexpensive windows which frame various views to the tree while creating a rich elevation and allowing for the harvesting of daylight to the entry zone. The upper portion of the wall tapers and folds back to allow the tree canopy to extend and grow.Save this picture!Second Floor PlanThe courtyard around the tree terraces down to the yard, acting as a natural amphitheater for gatherings and performances within the wings of the house.Save this picture!© Brian MihealsickComposed as a functional container for life and experience, the circulation space is intended for passage and informal activities, rather than corridors.Save this picture!© Twist ToursThe master suite is as much about its opening to the small yard as it is about the enclosed space it captures. The tongue-and-groove wood ceiling is an accent which continues to the exterior soffit, blurring the lines between inside and outside.Save this picture!© Brian MihealsickThe courtyard design capitalizes on the dappled light from the preserved Live Oak tree, which animates exterior and interior spaces at different times through the day. Each space in the house has a special intended relationship with the tree and its perceived space.Save this picture!© Brian MihealsickThe windows act as playful apertures which activate the courtyard space at night, showcasing the preserved Live Oak.Save this picture!© Bryant HillAn integrated board formed concrete planter denotes a spatial separation between the living room and the kitchen/dining space, while still allowing connection between the overlapping realms. The skylight allows natural light to penetrate deep into the space.Save this picture!© Brian MihealsickThis design is carefully calibrated to allow internal views on the small lot and various amounts of direct and indirect natural light. Each space has more than one type of opening to allow for various connections to the outside and thus nature.Save this picture!© Brian MihealsickProject gallerySee allShow lessU. Talca Library / Valle Cornejo ArquitectosSelected ProjectsUNESCO Launches Design Competition for Bamiyan Cultural Centre in AfghanistanArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Tree House / Matt Fajkus Architecture “COPY” ArchDaily United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Brian Mihealsick+ 31 Share Houses Year:  Projects Area:  257 m² Area:  257 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img photographs:  Brian Mihealsick, Bryant HillPhotographs:  Brian Mihealsick, Bryant Hill, Twist Tours 2014 2014 Architects: Matt Fajkus Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Tree House / Matt Fajkus ArchitectureSave this projectSaveTree House / Matt Fajkus Architecture Brodie Builders CopyAbout this officeMatt Fajkus ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAustinHousesUnited StatesPublished on December 09, 2014Cite: “Tree House / Matt Fajkus Architecture ” 09 Dec 2014. 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IPCW Residence / Ivan Priatman Architecture

first_img Year:  Photographs Area:  410 m² Area:  410 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Indonesia “COPY” 2013 Projects IPCW Residence / Ivan Priatman Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Courtesy of Ivan Priatman ArchitectureStructural Engineer:RatnoContractor:TyconCity:SurabayaCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Ivan Priatman ArchitectureRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodEGGERLaminatesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. The IPCW Residence is a residence for a young family of 4 in Surabaya. The site is a rectangular 464 m2 corner lot located in a new residential development in the west of the city, in a condition best described as semi-urban, where houses are grouped in clusters and share a party wall with each other. The brief for the design calls for a courtyard house with indoor-outdoor living spaces.Save this picture!Courtesy of Ivan Priatman ArchitectureThe program and massing of the house is designed upon the concept of spatial and programmatic continuity. The continuity allows the whole house to be experienced in one continuous sequence starting from the most public area (the main entrance) gradating to the most private area (the master bedroom). This architectural concept unfortunately mandates a long thin mass which would not fit the site that is relatively square in proportion. As a solution that becomes the parti model of the house, the elongated mass is folded several times to create an angular yet continuous spiral, that then also define the central courtyard of the house. Antithetical to the typical middle-upper class house where a void is usually placed indoors above the living room to make the house appear grander, here the void is placed outside in the form of the courtyard to signify a paradigm shift that places nature in a more central role in residential family living.Save this picture!Courtesy of Ivan Priatman ArchitectureThe house is a rethinking and reinterpretation of the modern house in the tropical climate. While many facets of the house are visibly modern in an international sense (white walls, flat roofs, lots of glass), the tropical reinterpretation is less apparent, yet very much present. Vernacular architecture in the region shows deep overhangs of roofs to shade the interior from the sun and rain. The notion of indoor-outdoor living and continuity between inside and outside is also a characteristic of the traditional architecture. This house recreates these vernacular characters in a modern way, using the building itself to shade the living area on the first floor. TheSave this picture!Floor Planliving area of the house is located on the east side of the house on ground level to take advantage of the prevailing wind for the majority of the year from the east. The floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors around the house’s primary living area blur the boundary between indoor and outdoor, bringing the natural environment inside and creating an indoor-outdoor living. When doors are opened, the side yard, the living area, and the courtyard becomes one connected indoor-outdoor living space that is naturally ventilated. The courtyard and the swimming pool becomes an extension to the living room. Tropical landscaping is designed both in the side yard and also the courtyard not only to create privacy and spatial separation from the street but also to create a microclimate so that the air surrounding the house is cooler and thus the prevailing east wind is cooled before it ventilates the house. The partly shaded swimming pool provides an additional psychological cooling effect to the indoor environment while also creating a feeling of serenity to the living and dining area.Save this picture!Courtesy of Ivan Priatman ArchitectureWhile the first floor is mainly rectangular to maximize space, the second floor is at an angle; the end of the house points due south to frame the view to the green space on the south and to avoid facing other houses in a frontal manner. The thin massing with operable openings on opposing sides allow for cross ventilation.Save this picture!Floor PlanBy using natural ventilation and by the orientation of the house, the use of air conditioning, which has become a mandate for all living spaces in Surabaya’s hot and humid weather, is significantly minimized. The thin floor plan also allows for ample daylighting and further energy savings. Thus, the house is very much vernacular as it is modern. And vice versa. MATERIALSSave this picture!Courtesy of Ivan Priatman ArchitectureThe house uses a reinforced concrete structure with Autoclaved Aerated Concrete brick walls. While reinforced concrete structure is the common building tradition in Indonesia, the use of aerated concrete walls for private houses is not. Brick walls are the most commonly used materials due to the cheap cost and greater availability. Nevertheless, the aerated concrete walls are used in this house to provide greater insulation against heat and sound, and also are helpful in reducing the structural load of the building. The constrained palette of white walls and clear glass as exterior finishes make the house stand in stark contrast with the surrounding neighborhood of custom designed, eclectic houses. Solid wood floors are used throughout the interior of the house.Save this picture!Courtesy of Ivan Priatman ArchitectureProject gallerySee allShow lessEileen Gray: The Private PainterEventBaan Plai Haad / Steven J. Leach ArchitectsSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeIvan Priatman ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSurabayaIndonesiaPublished on July 29, 2015Cite: “IPCW Residence / Ivan Priatman Architecture” 29 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Cross HairlinePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®SinksThe Splash LabTrough Sink – Monolith A SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural CenterBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesConcrete FloorsSikaDecorative Floor CoatingsMetal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsFluropon® Coating in Thaden SchoolWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for Partition WallsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – MAGNEOSinksECOPIXELWashbasin – Light Basin LTBMore 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 stream Architects: Ivan Priatman Architecture Area Area of this architecture project IPCW Residence / Ivan Priatman ArchitectureSave this projectSaveIPCW Residence / Ivan Priatman Architecture CopyHouses•Surabaya, Indonesia Year:  “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of Ivan Priatman Architecture+ 29 Share Houses 2013last_img read more

Dustin and Leanne light Limerick this Christmas

first_img Previous articleLocal fashion designers the focus of gala eventNext articleMan denies threat to behead former girlfriend’s dog admin Advertisement NewsLocal NewsDustin and Leanne light Limerick this ChristmasBy admin – November 8, 2012 637 DUSTIN The turkey will officially kick start the festive lights this year at Limerick ChristmasFest 2012 with his UCH panto co-star Leanne Moore and Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Gerry McLoughlin on Friday November 16 at 6pm on Thomas Street.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Children’s favourite Dustin and “Youre a Star” Leanne Moore are following in the foosteps of The Coronas, Jonah Lomu and Paul O’Connell by kicking off the Christmas celebrations in Limerick later this month.The build up to the event will start from 4.30pm on Friday, November 16 with live music from the Christmas Hollies Quartet, The Limerick Gospel Choir and the 10 piece brass band The Pearly Whites while the evening will be hosted by Catriona Tierney from Limerick’s Live 95FM. Local magician Steve Spade will entertain the crowd along with actor Myles Breen.A total of €100,000 has been spent by Limerick City Council in 2012 on Limerick’s Christmas lights with new displays on William Street, Catherine Street and Thomas Street. New lights at Debenhams and Bedford Row will be 2.9m high while the illuminations on Roches Street will be 1.9m in height.Following the lights spectacle, Dustin and Leanne will continue the Christmas festivities in Limerick by starring in the UCH’s panto; Cinderella. Leanne will fill the glass slippers for the lead role of Cinderella beginning from December 19th over the festive period while two other pantomimes will also take place in the Belltable and Limetree theatre.Mayor of Limerick Cllr. Gerry McLoughlin said he is especially looking forward to this year’s festivities. “The turning on of the lights is one of my favourite Christmas events because it showcases Limerick at its best, families filling the streets and the city looks magical when it is all lit up,” he explained.Turning on the Christmas lights marks the start of ChristmasFest in Limerick with many exciting events to follow including Limerick on Ice, Christmas craft markets, fairs and outdoor activities for children with free on-street parking every day from 2pm on December 8. WhatsApp Emailcenter_img Facebook Print Twitter Linkedinlast_img read more

HET report throws up serious question in run-up to release of Saville report

first_img Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Yesterdays Historical Enquiries Team report into the killing of Billy McGreanery by the British Army in Derry in 1971 throws up serious questions in the run-up to the publication of the Saville report, according to Foyle MP Mark Durkan.The former SDLP leader said the revelation that the then Attorney General Sir Basil Kellys view that soldiers should be immune from prosecution is highly significant given that Bloody Sunday occurred six weeks later.And Mr.Durkan says yesterday findings now have people questioning did Billy McGreanerys murder pave the way for Bloody Sunday.[podcast][/podcast] Google+ Previous articleDonegal motorists urged urged to extra careful over Bank Holiday weekendNext articleThree people appear in court in connection with cross-border creeper burglaries News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Facebookcenter_img HET report throws up serious question in run-up to release of Saville report Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – June 4, 2010 WhatsApp Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North News Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

NCLT (Judicial) Member Challenges His Transfer In Delhi High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesNCLT (Judicial) Member Challenges His Transfer In Delhi High Court Nilashish Chaudhary30 May 2020 5:34 AMShare This – xA member (judicial) of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has moved the Delhi High Court against the order transferring him from the Mumbai Bench to the Kolkata Bench of NCLT. The challenge is with respect to two transfer orders, dated April 30 and May 12, through which a number of members posted in various cities were transferred to different cities. This includes the transfer 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?LoginA member (judicial) of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has moved the Delhi High Court against the order transferring him from the Mumbai Bench to the Kolkata Bench of NCLT. The challenge is with respect to two transfer orders, dated April 30 and May 12, through which a number of members posted in various cities were transferred to different cities. This includes the transfer of the Acting President of NCLT, by the Acting President of NCLT, from Chennai to Mumbai. Thus, such orders are contended to be “in violation of the statutory provisions of law, the rules of transfer and also the law laid down by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, in this regard.” The petitioner, who was appointed as a judicial member in May 2019 and posted in Mumbai, apprises the Court of the Order dated May 12, whereby it is informed that BSV Prakash Kumar, the Acting President, has been transferred to Mumbai by the competent Authority. The competent authority to order transfers is the President himself, adds the petitioner. Apropos this, the petitioner goes on to highlight that the Order dated May 12, through which he was transferred to Kolkata, and a separate Order with the same date, through which Kumar was transferred to Mumbai, do not specify the authority under which they were passed. Further, it is informed that Kumar was transferred out of Mumbai vide order dated 18.9.2018, the present transfer order is against the law. “The action of the Respondent No.2 (Acting President, NCLT) in issuing the transfer orders transferring Petitioner, is in violation of rule 15A of the NCLT (Salary, Allowances & other Terms and Conditions of Service of President and other Members) Rules, 2015, as amended from time to time as also the law laid down by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. The “competent authority” is the President of the NCLT, so effectively, the second respondent has ordered his own transfer to Mumbai. Further, since Respondent no. 2 was transferred out of Mumbai on 18.09.2018, the transfer is in violation of Rule 15A(2)(d) of the NCLT Rules.” The petitioner, Rajasekhar VK, also argues that the President of NCLT must function from the Principal Bench located in Delhi, and cannot transfer himself while acting in such capacity. Furthermore, it is stated that Kumar has been functioning out of Chennai, in violation of the law. By transferring himself to Mumbai now, he continues to violate the provisions of law, adds the petitioner. “Section 419(2) of the Companies Act, 2013 stipulates that the Principal Bench of the NCLT shall be at New Delhi which shall be presided over by the President of the Tribunal. Despite this specific mandate of the law, the second respondent has been holding court from Chennai and not from principal seat of NCLT in New Delhi, in violation of the law. And, now by transferring himself to Mumbai from Chennai, he continues to violate the statutory provisions of law and the law as laid by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.” In addition, Rajasekhar has also questioned Kumar’s qualifications to act as the President of NCLT. Citing the judgment of a Constitutional Bench in Union of India v. Madras Bar Association, it is argued that it was specifically held that an NCLT President must be a sitting or former Judge of the High Court, which Kumar is/was not. “It is also submitted that the second respondent-Acting President only worked as District Judge, and as member Company Law Board and thereafter member Judicial NCLT therefore not being a High Court judge, he is not eligible to be appointed as President”, states the petition. Citing the same judgment, the petitioner has questioned the authority under which the transfer Orders were issued. It is illegal to issue such an order in the absence of consultation through the Law Ministry, he contends. “…in absence of any consultation or order passed by the Central Government through its Law department, orders of transfer of members of NCLT are illegal, being against the decision of the Constitution Bench judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, which is law under Article 141 of the Constitution of India and binding on courts and tribunals throughout India.” In this light, it has been prayed that the transfer orders be set aside as illegal, and status quo be ordered regarding current postings in NCLT. The petitioner further urges the Court to appoint an ‘eligible member’ as the President of NCLT and further direct the President, Acting or newly appointed, to function out of the Principal Bench in New Delhi. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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Pregnant mom, 8-year-old drown after being washed away in Pennsylvania flood

first_imgABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — A pregnant woman and her 8-year-old son drowned after their car was washed away by floodwaters just outside of Philadelphia on Thursday. The two had been reported missing.The mother and son were found near Ironstone Creek, in Douglass Township, about 45 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The creek was one of many local streams that overflowed its banks as heavy rain moved through the region on Thursday.Boyertown, Pennsylvania, just a few miles west of Douglass Township, received 4.6 inches of rain on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.“Tough evening for a local family and some local first responders this evening in Douglass (Berks),” the Douglass Township Constable’s Office posted on Facebook. “Tragedy struck and Mother Nature’s fury took away an expecting mother and child far too soon.”The expectant mother was in her 30s, according to Philadelphia ABC station WPVI-TV.“It came up pretty fast and I heard that there was a woman that was stuck in a car with a baby,” Phil Abbott, who lives in the area, said of the floodwaters. “It was up to the road and this [road] was covered here. … The guys were heading up by my barn and they said there was a woman stuck in a car with a baby. They weren’t sure if she was down at the corner or where she was.”Authorities from several neighboring towns responded, with a boat searching the swollen creek.The woman and child’s bodies were found late Thursday.Streets all over eastern Pennsylvania dealt with major flooding on Thursday. Many riders were stranded and in need of water rescues.Flash flood warnings were issued for most of southeast Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey as thunderstorms and heavy rain moved through the region. The highest rain totals, over 4 inches, were found in Berks County and Montgomery County.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Assistant Scientist (61316)

first_imgThe Department of Pharmacodynamics is looking for a highlymotivated early career investigator with research experience indrug development at the rank of as a Non-Tenure-Track FacultyAssistant Scientist.This junior faculty position will: The ideal candidate will have an excellent record of publication,experiences in medicinal chemistry, development of assays tomeasure interactions of small molecules and proteins, proteins andproteins, and proteins / small molecules (such as PROTACs ormolecular glues) / proteins, and a keen interest in using anassistant scientist position as a resource to not only strengthenanti-cancer or anti-aging drug development and discovery at theUniversity of Florida, but also launch an independent researchcareer. Strong written and verbal communication skills, analyticalskills, and creativity are essential. Applicants interested inadvancing teaching skills will have that opportunity. In additionto substantial research infrastructure and financial support, thesalary for this position will be highly competitive according tothe applicant’s qualifications and experience.Minimum: PhD in medicinal chemistry; some postdoctoral experiencein drug developmentPreferred: PhD in medicinal chemistry; 2 or more years ofpostdoctoral experience in developing PROTACs and molecular gluesfor cancer and age-related diseases; and a strong record ofpublicationThe Search Committee will accept applications until the position isfilled. For full consideration, applications should be received byJune 9, 2020.Interested applicants should apply online at andsubmit: (1) a letter of interest; (2) complete curriculum vitae;and (3) contact information for at least threeprofessional/academic references. Three letters of recommendationwill be required for final candidates.E-mail inquiries to: Ashley Lavender ( [email protected] )Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript tothe hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institutiondedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff.The University of Florida is An Equal Employment OpportunityInstitution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed toapply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the FloridaRelay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent uponeligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordancewith Florida’s Sunshine Law.#Category=263The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining. Rational design and synthesize new compounds such asproteolysis targeting chimeras (PROTACs), small molecular probesand tool compounds.Optimize lead compounds for drug developmentPerform a variety of chemical biological and chemo-physicalassays such as Fluorescence Polarization (FP), AmplifiedLuminescent Proximity Homogeneous Assay (ALPHA), IsothermalTitration Calorimetry (ITC), Surface plasma resonance (SPR), andNano-Bio-luminescence resonance energy transfer (Nano-BRET)Mentor and teach graduate students and undergraduate students.Communicate research progress to colleagues, present research atconferences, and write grant proposals and articles forpublication.last_img read more

Oxford sweet potato study unearths new discoveries

first_imgAn extensive study of sweet potato DNA led by Oxford scientists controversially suggests that sweet potato tuber evolved before humans.The results support that the sweet potato, a plant of American origin, likely arrived in Polynesia due to the natural dispersal of its seeds – challenging the long-standing view that the widely-used tuber was transported by humans in pre-European times.Pablo Muñoz-Rodríguez, a DPhil candidate at the Oxford Department of Plant Sciences, was a member of the sweet potato research team, which conducted the biggest survey of sweet potato DNA yet.Muñoz-Rodríguez told Cherwell: “This finding calls into question the alleged contacts between Polynesians and Americans in pre-European times, because sweet potato was the only remaining biological evidence of these contacts.“This finding is likely to be controversial because it contradicts predominant theories that suggest ancient contacts between both sides of the Pacific Ocean.“However, the molecular results we present are robust and have been thoroughly tested; we are confident they are accurate and therefore there is strong evidence against human-mediated transport of the sweet potato to Polynesia in ancient times.”Muñoz-Rodríguez says he and his team plan to continue their sweet potato research.“There is one other question pertaining to the origin of the sweet potato that remains unresolved, and that will be the focus of our research now: what was the evolutionary path that led from the wild species to the sweet potato?”last_img read more


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