Ocean Grand Residence / Dahin Development + T. D. Lee ARCHITECT

first_img Photographs ArchDaily Year:  Houses Ocean Grand Residence / Dahin Development + T. D. Lee ARCHITECT ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/139965/ocean-grand-residence-dahin-development-t-d-lee-architect Clipboard 2011 “COPY” Ocean Grand Residence / Dahin Development + T. D. Lee ARCHITECTSave this projectSaveOcean Grand Residence / Dahin Development + T. D. Lee ARCHITECT CopyHouses•New Taipei City, Taiwan (ROC)center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/139965/ocean-grand-residence-dahin-development-t-d-lee-architect Clipboard Save this picture!©  Dahin Development+ 20 Share Photographs:   Dahin DevelopmentText description provided by the architects. Danshuei is a beautiful town surrounded by the largest Mangrove Ecosystem and the seaside landscape in New Taipei City, Taiwan. The project, “Ocean Grand Residence” located in Danshuei very close to the natural environment with wonderful views of mountains and the river confluence. The building’s form is derived from the water flow and dedicated to reflect the link between nature and residential construction.Save this picture!©  Dahin DevelopmentRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – ConcreteWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19“Ocean Grand Residence” is a contemporary architecture at 5,067 sqm and 15 stories high. The high position of the building area allows residence to have the ocean view from inside the house. The ground floor of the building is open for an art museum, while the apartments are situated on the upper floors. The wavy exterior facade of this building offers a greater view and decreases the oppressed feeling between each floor. Save this picture!©  Dahin DevelopmentThis project has been considered as one of the most contemporary architecture in Taiwan, which won the Gold Prize for the residential architecture of Taiwan Architecture Award.Save this picture!©  Dahin DevelopmentProject gallerySee allShow less2011 Pritzker Prize Ceremony: Eduardo Souto de Moura, and Barack ObamaArticlesApartment Building In Brünnen / kitArticles Share “COPY” Architects: Dahin Development, T. D. Lee ARCHITECT Year Completion year of this architecture project Taiwan (ROC) Projects CopyAbout this officeDahin DevelopmentOfficeFollowT. D. Lee ARCHITECTOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingResidentialNew Taipei CityTaiwan (ROC)Published on June 04, 2011Cite: “Ocean Grand Residence / Dahin Development + T. D. Lee ARCHITECT” 04 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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PowerEdge at VMworld 2017: What Happens in Vegas Rules Your Data Center

first_imgIt’s almost time for VMworld 2017. Less than a year ago Dell, EMC and VMware all combined to form the largest privately held technology company in the world. Recently, Dell EMC launched the 14th generation of PowerEdge servers, or the FIRST generation of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers.The shared vision of Dell EMC and VMware is realized in PowerEdge servers; what we call the bedrock of the modern data center. Whether it’s traditional applications and architectures, Hyper-Converged or Cloud, PowerEdge is the singular platform that forms your entire data center foundation.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIg8ydZXkyE&feature=youtu.beAt VMworld 2017 we’ll be showcasing our full PowerEdge portfolio and you’ll see how PowerEdge is at the heart of data center infrastructure.There are a number of exciting sessions highlighting the integration of Dell EMC and VMware.State of the Union: Everything Multi-Cloud, Converged, Hyper-Converged and More!You have questions? Chad Sakac has answers! The technology landscape is continuously evolving, making it a challenge for IT leaders to keep up. Chad will relate Dell Technologies’ perspective on multi-cloud, converged and hyper-converged, data analytics, and more. (Session: UEM3332PUS)Deliver Real Business Results through IT ModernizationAs businesses embark on new digital transformation initiatives, we’re seeing them simultaneously transform their core IT infrastructure. You will learn how Dell EMC and VMware together are driving advancements in converged systems, servers, storage, networking and data protection to help you realize greater operational efficiencies, accelerate innovation and deliver better business results. (Session: STO3333BUS)Modern Data Center Transformation: Dell EMC IT Case StudyIn this session, learn how Dell EMC IT is leveraging VxRail/Rack, ScaleIO and more to modernize its infrastructure with flash storage, converged and hyper-converged systems and software defined infrastructure, where all components are delivered through software. (Session: PBO1964BU)Workforce Transformation: Balancing tomorrow’s Trends with Today’s NeedsThe way we work today is changing dramatically, and organizations that empower their employees with the latest technologies gain a strategic advantage. In this session, you will learn how to modernize your workforce with innovative new devices and disruptive technologies designed to align with the new ways that people want to work and be productive. (Session: UEM3332PUS)Modernizing IT with Server-Centric Architecture Powered by VMware vSAN and VxRail Hyper-Converged Infrastructure ApplianceWith server-centric IT, data centers can offer consumable services that match the public cloud yet offer better security, cost efficiency, and performance. This session will discuss the benefits of x86-based server-centric IT and the convergence of technologies and industry trends that now enable it. The session will also explain how customers can realize server-centric IT with VMware vSAN and the Dell EMC VxRail appliance family, along with detailed analysis demonstrating these claims. (Session: STO1742BU)The Software-Defined Storage Revolution Is Here: Discover Your OptionsDuring the past decade, web-scale companies have shown how to operate data centers with ruthless efficiency by utilizing software-defined storage (SDS). Now, enterprises and service providers are joining the SDS revolution to achieve radical reductions in storage lifecycle costs (TCO). Learn how Dell Technologies’ SDS portfolio is revolutionizing the data center as we highlight customer success stories of VMware vSAN and Dell EMC ScaleIO. (Session: STO1216BU)Come spend some time with Dell EMC experts to see how we can work together to help you achieve your business and IT initiatives. And be sure to follow us at @DellEMCServers for daily updates, on-site videos, and more.last_img read more

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A bird’s eye view from Birdwood

first_imgWhen you hit the wall, stop swimming.The home is listed for sale without a price guide.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair Thankfully, you can’t escape the view.There’s even a cantilever infinity edge pool which will make your dip a little more thrill seeking. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoThe home has a spectacular finishThe home offers a four-bedroom, two-level contemporary design nestled between the trees surrounding its 1300sq m sloping site. There are architectural features throughout.Features include Miele appliances, timber joinery, waterfall island bench and ducted airconditioning. This Toowong home offers a bird’s-eye view across the treetopsIF you’d like to get high above Brisbane and enjoy it’s surrounds, this ridge top western-suburbs home should be on your radar. 372 Birdwood Terrace, Toowong is all about the elevation, with a view that runs across the treetops through to the CBD skyline.last_img read more

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How have Jon Gruden’s Raiders cast-offs performed elsewhere?

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceOAKLAND — Disclaimer: Obviously hindsight is 20-20. Jon Gruden had his reasons for making each of the decisions below, and this isn’t to knock him for players that have gone on to perform better elsewhere. Some, like Bruce Irvin and Marquette King, have been equally or even more ineffective in their new uniforms.Simply for fun, or something like that, let’s have a look at some notable ex-Raiders Gruden …last_img

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Oakland files lawsuit against Raiders, NFL

first_imgOAKLAND — The town is taking the Raiders and the NFL to court.City Attorney Barbara Parker on Tuesday filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the team and the league, a suit city leaders hope could net millions in damages and pay off the approximately $80 million in debt remaining from renovations at the Coliseum.The city isn’t trying to keep the Raiders in Oakland, but the legal action could send the on-again, off-again team packing early for Las Vegas.Parker said the NFL violated …last_img

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Brand South Africa partners with BARSA Aviation Summit

first_imgCollaborate – Innovate – Disrupt: Propel to 2020. This was the dialogue that buzzed among aviation professionals at the 2019 Board of Airline Representative of South Africa (BARSA) Aviation Summit on Thursday 28 February 2019.The one-day BARSA Aviation Summit sees high-level government and private sector representatives across aviation, business and tourism come together for collaborative discussions on advancing the aviation industry. Approximately 100 delegates participated in the Summit that took place at Inanda Club in Sandton, Johannesburg.A major theme in conversations on the ground and on social media was technology and its disruption of the industry. There is an unrelenting need to develop and upskill citizens in order to stay abreast of the advancements of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.Brand South Africa’s GM for Research, Dr. Petrus De Kock presented a session on aviation as an enabler of the Nation Brand that helps to shape the reputation and competitiveness of the country.BARSA Chief Executive Officer, Ms. June Crawford told Brand South Africa that this year, BARSA is largely focused on collaborating with the greater tourism industry. “International and local airlines help to promote South Africa and to raise brand awareness”, said Crawford.The day was broken into various thought-leadership sessions, led by industry experts and cabinet ministers. One of the sessions welcome a panel discussion on “Strengthening Partnerships Between Airlines and the Travel Industry in order to Embrace New Technologies for Continuous Industry Improvement”.Delegates could also download the official event app, BARSA Summit, on their mobile phones for live interaction while the event was running.The aviation industry is a vital contributor to the South African economy and society which adds significant value to the overall Nation Brand reputation.last_img read more

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Can Bathroom Fans Be Used to Distribute Heat?

first_imgWhere to run the ductsSemmelhack agrees that a Fujitsu system would be a good fit for Debra’s new house, as long as the air handler and the ducts are located entirely within a conditioned space. He could imagine several ways of accomplishing this in a one-story house in Virginia, including putting the equipment in a conditioned crawl space.Debra is planning on a vented attic and a conditioned crawl space, but she doesn’t think that putting any equipment in the space below the house is a good idea.“I’ll have a vented attic, and a closed conditioned crawl space,” she writes. “But I’m a bit concerned about installing the air handler even in a conditioned crawl space, as I’m rather hyper reactive to mold and still paranoid about exposure to crawl spaces. That’s one reason I’m considering installing the interior fans, to help circulate the bedroom air back to the main room for conditioning and dehumidifying.”A dropped ceiling in a 15-foot-long interior hallway might provide enough room for the equipment, she says, but it would require 8-foot duct runs to reach both the bedrooms and the main living area. “Not exactly very short runs,” she says.That’s a question a Manual D calculation would answer, Jon R replies, although he imagines that the Fujitsu could handle duct runs much longer than what Debra is considering. Our expert’s opinionGBA technical director Peter Yost adds this:I wish I could say I have a conclusive answer to this question: Can you use exhaust fans to create adequate distribution and mixing in bedrooms that are not served by a central ducted system?My own perspective: By the time you purchase two quality fans that are quiet enough, energy-efficient enough, and easily adjusted, you might as well go with a dropped-soffit, ducted hallway solution. Additionally, we need to let go of concerns around installing equipment in properly detailed, conditioned crawls and attics; it’s an irrational bias based on our history of thoroughly confused and dysfunctional “vented” crawls and attics.But I am no HVAC expert, so as I usually do, I checked in with, first, a local HVAC expert — Mark Russwick of ARC Mechanical and then with someone I respect who has actually deployed this type of distribution solution — Carl Seville at SK Collaborative.First, Mark Russwick:“I’m not a fan, no pun intended, [but] will this work in Virginia? Yes, most likely, but the bedrooms are slaves to whatever is happening in the main room and I find bath fans noisy. It’s too bad that someone doesn’t make a single-zone, down-flow air handler, heat pump split system.”Second, Carl Seville (based on comment #18 in the original Q&A thread and this GBA blog of Carl’s):“It works quite well. When there are no guests we leave all upstairs bedrooms doors open and the [minisplit] head in the hallway conditions the upstairs fine including the master suite — we don’t even turn on the head in the master under those conditions.“When we have guests and close the bedroom doors, we use a 190 cfm exhaust fan located above the hallway minisplit that is ducted into the two front bedrooms. It is on a relay that turns it on whenever the minisplit is on with an override switch that allows us to turn if off when we don’t want to use it. (We keep it off most of the time.) We will also turn on master bedroom head as well when doors are closed.“The front bedrooms have jumper ducts to the hallway to equalize pressure when the doors are closed and the fan is running. We have found that without the fan, the bedrooms will be noticeably warmer or cooler or more humid than the rest of the house if doors are closed. This summer my wife was ironing in one room with the door closed and the fan off and it was about 10 degrees hotter than the rest of the house. With that tight an envelope (0.88 ach50) even an iron can heat up a room.”My parting perspective: Carl’s home, its performance, and the configuration of his exhaust fan solution all are significantly more honed than the dual exhaust fan approach that Debra is proposing. Carl’s solution isn’t really evidence that contradicts my or Mark’s concerns; rather, I think it supports the need for a more sophisticated approach. RELATED ARTICLES Could bath fans help keep air fresher?If using low-volume bathroom fans won’t solve the heat distribution problem, Bill Dietze wonders, wouldn’t they at least help keep air in the bedrooms seem fresher?“If the doors were shut at night or a teenager wanted the door shut all the time, then it seems to me that an extra 30 to 50 cfm per bedroom might be nice,” he writes.If fresh air is the goal, Holladay replies, the best approach would be a mechanical ventilation system — ideally a balanced system that both exhausts stale air and blows in fresh air from the outside. Either a heat recovery or energy recovery ventilator would work.“If you have odors,” he says, “the idea is to remove stale air from the smelly rooms, and introduce some fresh outdoor air.” Sorry, the plan won’t workGBA senior editor Martin Holladay gives Debra two reasons why this is not a good idea.“The first relevant factor is the specific heat of air, which is relatively low. In other words, a cubic foot of air can’t hold much heat,” Holladay writes. “The specific heat of air is 0.0182 Btu/cf/°F.“The amount of heat that a fan can move is calculated using this formula:“Heating BTUs = (cfm of the fan) x (delta-T) x 1.08“It isn’t much.”There’s another reason, he adds, and that’s the relatively low delta-T (the difference in air temperature between the main room and the bedrooms). Holladay explains it this way:“It’s really hard to raise the temperature of a 65°F room using 72°F air. It’s a lot easier to do that with a furnace, because the furnace has access to 150°F or 160°F air.” Plus, a furnace would have a much more powerful fan, one capable of moving 800 cfm, not the 150 cfm that’s possible with a bathroom fan.“The bottom line: Install a ductless minisplit in the main living area,” Holladay says. “Your bedrooms will probably be comfortable if your house has a good thermal envelope, and if your bedroom windows aren’t very big. If you are worried, install a small electric heater in each bedroom. You probably won’t need to turn on the electric heater very often, if at all.” This simplified heat distribution system would let Debra skip baseboard heaters and programmable thermostats for the bedrooms. But will it work?That’s the topic for this Q&A Spotlight.center_img Still, the fans would helpHolladay’s formula suggests to Debra that bathroom fans, while maybe not a perfect solution, would certainly help. She thinks they could provide at least half the heat the bedrooms would need when doors are closed at night (“one of us snores loudly,” she explains).“So, the fans would reduce how cold the rooms will get,” she says. “And the baseboard heaters would supplement that, if needed. I might not mind bedroom temperatures down to 60°F.”“We’ll leave the bedroom doors open during the day,” she says. “We can’t afford a second minisplit for the bedrooms, but are seriously considering using one for the main living area.”Jon R adds that a 150 cfm fan will move about one-half the heat provided by an open door. If Debra does decide to use fans, he suggests installing them in pairs — one for supply and one for exhaust. The ducted minisplit solutionGiven Debra’s estimated heating loads, Dana Dorsett suggests a 1.5-ton Fujitsu Halcyon would work, or possibly even the smaller 1-ton unit.Unlike a wall-mounted ductless minisplit head, a ducted minisplit distributes conditioned air to nearby spaces via a fan and dedicated ducts. But the units are not nearly as powerful as a conventional air handler, and duct layout is crucial.“The layout matters, and don’t put the ducts up in an unconditioned attic,” Dorsett says. “The miniduct cassette need not be placed in the utility room. They’re pretty small, and can be installed in the ceiling of a closet or in a small drop-down soffit, but it has to be planned for. Unlike their competitors, the Fujitsu units can be mounted vertically in a small side-compartment to a closet or wall, making access for maintenance and service pretty easy.“These things aren’t nearly as powerful as bigger-deal air handlers, and these systems take some amount of careful design and installation competence, but it seems like the ‘right’ solution to your house,” Dorsett adds. “Mounting it somewhat central to the house with very short duct runs helps. Doing the traditional duct-designer’s approach of running the ducts all the way to the exterior walls placing the register under/over a window probably won’t work.”A vertically mounted ducted unit was described in a similar thread last year by John Semmelhack, Dorsett notes. In that thread, Dorsett cautioned that finding an HVAC installer who could design ducts for such a system might prove tough.In Debra’s case, Dorsett says that assuming heating loads in the rooms that will be closed off from the rest of the house are very low, they could still be kept comfortable with the heat provided by a wall-mounted minisplit in the main area. “But,” he adds, “that usually involves limiting the window sizing in the bedrooms and using triple-pane glazing in those rooms.” Debra’s new house in southwestern Virginia will be a one-story design of 1,344 square feet with half the space devoted to a single, open room and the remaining area divided into two bedrooms, two baths, and a utility room. The main source of heat will be in the open room, and in the absence of a conventional forced air heating system, Debra’s quandary is how to distribute the heat evenly.Heating loads for this Climate Zone 4A house are relatively modest — about 14,000 Btu per hour. Between small baseboard heaters and leaving doors open, the bathrooms and utility room should have enough heat. It’s getting heat to the bedrooms that’s looking more problematic. In a post at the Q&A forum, Debra wonders whether low-output bathroom fans can be used for heat distribution.“We are interested in using a couple of Panasonic bathroom fans to send warm air from the main room to each bedroom, using 6-inch metal ducts going straight about 15 feet (within the building envelope),” she writes. “The fans have adjustable speeds, and at the highest speed of 150 cfm they could change over the air in each bedroom in just 7 minutes (which might be too much).“Seems like that could do a fairly decent job of evening out the heat between the main room and the bedrooms,” she continues. “I don’t care if the bedrooms are a few degrees cooler, though.” Using a Bath Fan to Equalize Room TemperaturesGreen Basics: Heat DistributionJust Two Minisplits Heat and Cool the Whole HouseRules of Thumb for Ductless Minisplits Will Minisplits Replace Forced-Air Heating and Cooling Systems? 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TOUCH FOOTBALL AUSTRALIA CLINCHES STEEDEN DEAL

first_imgTouch Football Australia have confirmed a new three year deal with Steeden as the signatory ball supplier for the sport in a new arrangement that will benefit the game immensely from a marketing and operational perspective.The deal announced by Touch Football Australia Chief Executive Officer Kevin Thompson today, encompasses all States of Australia, with the exception of Western Australia who have existing arrangements with an alternate supplier.New South Wales Touch Association already have a long-term partnership with Steeden and the endorsement of the Steeden branded footballs by other States is viewed positively and gives the sport a united niche in the corporate sector.“Steeden were chosen after a competitive tender process and the scope of the new deal involving the majority of Touch Football playing States gives us an accepted official ball for the game that is of the highest quality.The  use of the “Classic Touch” ball will mean extensive and consistent Brand identification for our sport and Steeden. The unitary structure has allowed us to increase the sponsorship benefits for both parties” Mr. Thompson said. Steeden Football Brand Manager Scott Bradford, is excited by the renewal of the company’s partnership with Touch Football Australia.“It is a great step and a strengthening of ties, and with use of the Steeden “Classic Touch” ball as the official ball of the sport in most areas of Australia, it enables us to reach a wider audience. We are excited and delighted to consolidate our partnership with Touch Football Australia.” Mr. Bradford said.Steeden was founded in 1958 by Queenslander Ray Steeden.The company manufactured Football, cricket, and boxing products before becoming a World wide subsidiary in 1995 of Gray-Nicolls Sports.Steeden has been the official football of the Australian Rugby League since 1974, and holds exclusivity deals with the English Super League, the Queensland Rugby League, the New South Wales Rugby League, and the National Rugby League.Through continuous introduction of new innovative products and categories, the brand continues to go from strength to strength with a proven record of excellence in the production of sporting equipment. Steeden is working diligently with prominent Touch Football Australia technical officials on refining the product mix to ensure a harder wearing outer surface on their touch footballs.Steeden’s “Night Vision” ball with florescent orange paneling for improved visibility and a heavyweight skills ball specific to Touch Football, are just two of the initiatives Steeden and Touch Football Australia will be consolidating in the near future.Steeden will continue to supply Touch footballs to affiliated National tournaments and programs such as the National Touch League, The Austouch Program, and the National High Performance Program.Steeden Footballs can be ordered and purchased through the Touch Football Australia National office and supporting State offices around the nation.last_img read more

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All eyes on Williams Lake BC as firefighters brace for lightning wind

first_imgThe Canadian PressWILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. – Firefighters on the front lines of British Columbia’s raging wildfires are bracing for expected lightning and wind today, with all eyes on Williams Lake where more than 10,000 people are under an evacuation alert.Residents of the Central Interior community have been told to be ready to leave at a moment’s notice, with municipal officials warning that today’s ominous weather forecast could push fires toward the city at a rapid pace.More than 14,000 people have been displaced by about 200 fires burning across the province, and Bob Turner of Emergency Management BC says the province is preparing for the possibility of mass evacuations.He says if an evacuation order goes into effect in Williams Lake, people will be sent north on Highway 97 to Prince George, but Canadian Armed Forces aircraft and helicopters are also standing by in case airlifts are necessary.Turner says the province’s priority is public safety and he encourages people to heed evacuation orders when they are issued.But the chief of the Bonaparte Indian Band north of Ashcroft says they defied an evacuation order over the weekend and successfully stopped flames from overrunning their reserve.“My community has some really skilled firefighters, like a lot of First Nations reserves, and they came together and they stopped that wildfire from wiping out that whole community,” Chief Ryan Day said in an interview. “We actually didn’t lose anything other than the guys who had livestock, they lost a bunch of range land.”He said 60 of the band’s 280 members stayed to fight the fire.The community doesn’t have a firehall, a new water reservoir hasn’t been connected to their main supply yet and they don’t have a formal emergency response plan in place.But Day said the experience of the trained forest firefighters in his community and access to heavy equipment from other members’ agricultural businesses contributed to their success.“We weren’t prepared for it of course because it happened in a blink of an eye, but we snapped into action and everyone did their part,” he said.Evacuees who are staying in communities from Kamloops to Vancouver can’t return home yet, Day said, as hot spots and a fire near Cache Creek remain a cause for [email protected]last_img read more

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World Cup Crib Notes Day 10

After thrashing Portugal 4-0 in its first game, Germany has seen its probability of winning the World Cup steadily rise, to 13.4 percent from 10.7 percent. That increase is more than any team’s since the tournament began, except the Netherlands’. The Germans face Ghana in the second game of the day.Argentina vs. Iran: 12 p.m. EDTGermany vs. Ghana: 3 p.m. EDTNigeria vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina: 6 p.m. EDTIN BRIEFSee our World Cup predictions for the latest probabilities.IN DEPTHThe odds are stacked in favor of Germany (71 percent to Ghana’s 10 percent) in our Game to Watch, so Ghana will need an unlikely win or draw against if it has any hope of seeing the knockout stage of the tournament. Germany is sitting pretty atop Group G with a 97.9 percent chance of advancing.Despite the apparent mismatch, Germany and Ghana still had the highest harmonic mean between the Soccer Power Index (SPI) scores of any two teams playing each other Saturday (82.0, compared with Argentina vs. Iran at 78.4 and Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Nigeria at 76.9). Both Germany and Ghana are powerful defensively, but it’s Germany’s offense — the strongest in the tournament, according to ESPN’s SPI — that poses the biggest threat to Ghana.Ghana outplayed the U.S. on Monday, controlling 60 percent of the possession and outshooting (both on goal and otherwise) the Americans in a game that probably should have ended in its favor. But of its 21 shots, only one managed to find the back of the net. So, if Ghana hopes to dig itself out of the hole it’s in in Group G, it must score against Germany. Its best hopes lie in the Ayew brothers — Andre scored in the 82nd minute against the U.S., and his younger brother, Jordan, has scored 16 goals for Sochaux in the top French league this season.Ghana has a 89 percent chance of being eliminated from the Cup, but a win or draw against Germany and an unfavorable outcome for the Americans against Portugal on Sunday could drastically change the dynamics of Group G.YESTERDAYIn Costa Rica’s 1-0 victory over Italy, the losers had the advantage in possession, with 731 touches to Costa Rica’s 508. But Costa Rica had 91 touches in the attacking third compared with Italy’s 83, and it created nine chances to Italy’s six. The Italians’ 83 touches in the attacking third were their fewest in a match in the past five World Cups.Italy’s offensive futility was reflected in other stats as well. Of its 10 shots, only two were in the attacking penalty area, which ties for its fewest in a World Cup match since the 1966 tournament (as far back as ESPN Stats & Info’s data set goes). The team was called offside 11 times, tied for the most in a World Cup match since 2002.Costa Rica also shut down two of Italy’s biggest stars. Andrea Pirlo completed one of four passes in the attacking third; he was 12 for 12 on such passes in Italy’s first match, against England. Mario Balotelli had 24 touches, the fewest of any Italian starter, including seven in the second half. That tied for the fewest of anyone on the pitch.The victory advanced Costa Rica to the knockout stage for the first time since 1990 (it was eliminated in the group stage in 2002 and 2006 and didn’t qualify in the other years) and eliminated England in the process. It is the first time since 1958 that England has failed to reach the knockout round.In the match between Switzerland and France, Switzerland had more overall touches, 636 to 532, but France more than doubled the Swiss in the attacking penalty area, 23 to 10. Led by Karim Benzema, whose match-high seven touches in the penalty area gave him a tournament-high 16, France is averaging 25.5 penalty-area touches per match (the best in the tournament).France scored in the 17th and 18th minutes with two of its first three touches in the attacking penalty area — the quickest back-to-back goals in French World Cup history. The first goal was France’s 100th at the World Cup, making it the fifth team to reach that milestone. Benzema had a goal and two assists, giving him a hand in five of France’s eight goals in the tournament (three goals, two assists). He created six chances Friday, the most by a player in a match to that point in the tournament. The two teams combined for 29 chances, the most in a match this tournament. — Jacob Nitzberg, senior stats analyst, ESPN OFF THE PITCHGermany and Ghana have had significant relations since Ghana gained its independence from Britain in 1957. One of the most striking examples is their plan for economic development cooperation, which they updated in 2012. The plan includes facets of cultural and academic exchange, but the most tangible aspect is aid. The plan itself doesn’t provide data on Germany’s aid to Ghana, but AidData shows that Ghana received $2.5 billion in aid from Germany between 1973 and 2011 for 1,100 projects, including water supply improvements and forestry development. Most of the aid (about $611 million) has been aimed at debt alleviation, but that mostly ended in 2006. By 2011, a majority of the German aid was geared toward government, civil society and agriculture.  — Hayley MunguiaFURTHER READINGIt’s Been the Americas’ World CupThe Reducer: World Cup Winners and Losers read more

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