Norwich and Montpelier’s Union Elementary School partner on playground

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Norwich University’s Architecture Design Build program, called 802LAB, has partnered with Montpelier’s Union Elementary School (UES) and the community to design and build an outdoor classroom/playhouse as part of the school’s planned playground renovations.Leading faculty member Tolya Stonorov and students in the 802LAB program have worked closely with a UES volunteer committee comprised of parents, teachers, administrators and community members as well as the students of Union Elementary School to define the project and how it serves the needs of the larger playground. The process began with precedent research that included diagrams, drawings, images and a detailed scaled model. These were presented to the committee and analyzed for their feedback.“Our vision for the new playground at UES has always been to create an outdoor space that not only provides students and our community with a place to play but also one that will ignite their creativity,” says Jay Ericson, UES parent and Playground Project Manager. “The students in the 802LAB and Tolya have helped make this vision a reality. The NEST will be the cornerstone of the new playground and will be a place for students to learn, create, and experience an individualized connection to the outdoor environment.”After gathering the committee’s hopes and requirements for the project, the students embarked on individual design responses. These were grouped according to likeness, further refined through a consensus process, and a final design was agreed upon and approved by the committee. DeWolfe Engineering in Montpelier, Vt., is generously working with 802Lab to engineer the project on a pro-bono basis.According to Stonorov: “Design-build supports the idea that building, making and designing are intrinsic to each other: knowledge of one strengthens and informs the expression of the other. Hands-on learning through the act of building what is designed translates theories and ideas into real world experience.” This project exemplifies Norwich’s value of service to others as a community architecture project, one that is developed and executed in response to a community need and in close cooperation with those the structure will serve. The playhouse is affectionately called “The NEST.”Source: NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS April 20, 2018last_img read more

Fantasy Premier League transfer tips to make for gameweek three

first_img 15 Out: Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) – £6.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Eagles manager Frank de Boer still doesn’t have a timeline for Zaha’s recovery so it’s definitely time to ditch the winger. In: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) – £5.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The Saints’ left-back has a favourable run of fixtures coming up against Huddersfield, Watford, and Crystal Palace. He could get clean sheets or assists in these fixtures so could be a decent option. 15 15 In: Wayne Rooney (Everton) – £7.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – An inspired start to the campaign has seen the England striker grab two goals and it might be wise to consider him as a cheap forward. In: Ben Davies (Tottenham) – £5.6m – Click the right arrow for more advice – With Danny Rose absent, the Welshman has continued at left-back and is doing well. He may not be as all-action as his team-mate but he is part of a tight defence and has registered plenty shots, and gets involved in set-pieces too. In: Matt Phillips (West Brom) – £6.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – An assist machine last year, he’s got decent fixtures coming up against Stoke, Brighton, and West Ham. 15 Out: Marko Arnautovic (West Ham) – £7.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – A foolish red card from the Austrian sees him suspended for three matches. It’s no surprise he’s on our list. In: Richarlison (Watford) – £6.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The young Brazilian has made an immediate impact at Vicarage Road. He scored against Bournemouth and looks a real talent. He gets plenty of shots on goal and sees the ball a lot already. 15 15 15 Out: Kyle Walker (Manchester City) – £6.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Suspended for one match due to his red card against Everton, you can drop him for one game, if you wish. 15 15 Out: Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City) – £6.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The Swiss star was substituted due to injury at the weekend. If you have the ability to drop him, we would recommend it. In: Dusan Tadic (Southampton) – £6.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Like Bertrand, Tadic has a favourable run of fixtures so is a great quick fix for your side, especially given his creativity, his involvement on set-pieces, and his price. 15 Out: Joshua King (Bournemouth) – £7.4m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The Norwegian is struggling this season after a hot run of form last year. We advise selling him until he starts getting back amongst the goals. We might be just two weeks into the new Premier League season but managers already have cause to make transfers.Whether it be through injuries, suspensions, or just that your stars player aren’t starting, you will need to make some alterations, and may even have to use your wildcard sooner rather than later.If this is the case, don’t fear, we’re here to help with our top tips for gameweek three.THE PLAYERS DROPPED MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE IN FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUEClick the right arrow above to see our Fantasy Premier League tips… In: Jese Rodriguez (Stoke) – £6.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – A game-winning performance against Arsenal is enough for us to take a leap of faith with the Spaniard. 15 In: Javier Hernandez (West Ham) – £7.1m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The Hammers star grabbed an unlikely brace against Southampton, despite his team being down to ten men. Newcastle, Huddersfield, and West Brom are his next games so goals could continue flowing. 15 15 15 Out: Victor Lindelof (Manchester United) – £5.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The Swedish star looks well down the pecking order at Old Trafford and it’s unlikely to change any time soon. Get rid of him before his price drops further. Out: Jermain Defoe (Bournemouth) – £7.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – With only two substitute appearances so far, you would be wise to drop him for the meantime. 15last_img read more

Spencer/Columbus wrestling captures team title at Merrill Invite

first_imgTim Bauer wins 138-pound championship for RocketsBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMERRILL — Tim Bauer won the 138-pound title, and five others placed third as the Spencer/Columbus Catholic wrestling team won the team championship at the Bluejay Challenge on Saturday at Merrill High School.Bauer improved to 17-3 by beating Stetson Potrykus of Wittenberg-Birnamwood 6-2 in the 138-pound title match.Six Rockets lost in the semifinals, and five of them came back to win the third-place match. Taking third for Spencer/Columbus were Bryce Shaw at 126, Nathan Neumann at 160, Hunter Hildebrandt at 170, Hunter Luepke at 185, and Logan Zchernitz at 285. Carson Hildebrandt finished fourth at 152.Spencer/Columbus’ next match is Thursday at Eau Claire Regis.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of ChallengeJan. 9, at Merrill High SchoolTeam scores: 1. Spencer/Columbus Catholic 424.5; 2. Sun Prairie 403; 3. Wittenberg-Birnamwood 399; 4. Barron 363; 5. Merrill 341; 6. Escanaba (Mich.) 321; 7. Tomahawk 286.5; 8. Lakeland 285; 9. Oconto 264; 10. Marathon 242; 11. Amherst 203; 12. La Crosse Aquinas 176; 13. Crandon 175; 14. Southern Door 157.5; 15. Waukesha West 142.5; 16. Almond-Bancroft/Pacelli 125; 17. Three Lakes 116; 18. Mosinee 88; 19. Tri-County 58; 20. Elcho 56.Championships and Spencer finishers106: Championship – Nathan Franke (MAR) def. Wyatt Thiel (SP) 10-8; Fifth place – Jake Dick (SC) pinned Alex Cox (BAR) in 2:29.113: Championship – Josh Ehster (MOS) def. Aiden Wusterbarth (OC) 6-2.120: Championship – Drew Scharenbrock (SP) won major dec. over Logan Walker (SD) 13-0; Fifth place – Dominick Wichlacz (SC) pinned Courege Krueger (ESC) in 2:30.126: Championship – Devon Schultz (MER) def. Tyler Nelson (SP) 8-5; Third place – Bryce Shaw (SC) def. Tyler Wusterbarth (OC) 8-5.132: Championship – River Pawelski (SD) def. Elton Kelsey (OC) 3-1; Fifth place – Austin Post (SC) def. Jack Scandin (LAK) 4-3.138: Championship – Tim Bauer (SC) def. Stetson Potrykus (WB) 6-2.145: Championship – Jake McClintock (LAK) def. Zach Urquhart (WB) 2-1; Seventh place – Caden Schillinger (SC) def. Matt Turkowitcz (TOM) 5-0.152: Championship – Shane Gantz (WW) def. Tanner Pettit (MER) 7-3; Third place – Ethan Reid (LCA) won major dec. over Carson Hildebrandt (SC) 13-3.160: Championship – William Waldofski (BAR) pinned Griffin Magee (WB) in 1:00; Third place – Nathan Neumann (SC) def. Joe Sedivy (MAR) 13-6.170: Championship: Bryce Holderman (AM) pinned Will Van Pietersom (SP) in 0:28; Third place – Hunter Hildebrandt (SC) def. Jordan Schneeberger (MAR) 18-11.182: Championship: Quinn Wallenfang (TOM) won major dec. over Gavin Sneller (AM) 9-0; Seventh place – Dyan Bukovic (CRN) pinned Elijah Welsh (SC) in 2:15.195: Championship – August Peplinski (WB) def. Kaleb Kaminski (TOM) 3-2; Third place – Hunter Luepke (SC) def. Max Villnow (AM) 5-2.220: Championship – Dane Borchardt (TOM) def. Sam Presser (SP) 11-4.285: Championship – Cole Warzynski (ABP) pinned Mohammed Hoque (ESC) in 2:43; Third place – Logan Zschernitz (SC) def. Jacob Mohr (MAR) 7-0.last_img read more

The Web is Undead

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology curt hopkins Tags:#mobile#privacy#web#Web 2.0#Web Culture Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Over-reaction is endemic to discussions of the Web. Over-enthusiastic proponents – Millennialists – seem to be convinced that every burp in online tech, every new tool, every momentary trend, every relocation of a dialog box on a popular site, hails the onset of a Brave New World. On the other side, Professional Doomsayers play the part of sweaty Cassandras, scritching manically at their bespoke hairshirts, bravely warning the hoi polloi of the certainty of their bleak oblivion. This time around, what with the wholesale collapse of the Web on everyone’s lips, let’s take a look at the latter. Let us, with grave mien and bowed head, earnestly regard those things Webesque which have been proclaimed “dead” in the last few of years and shuffled, permanently, off the e-mortal coil. Harden your hearts and sharpen your stakes. We could be here a while. The Web The latest technological obituary comes courtesy of Wired. It’s the Web itself. The whole web. The reason? Order. Siloed networks like Facebook and brand-specific tools like iPhone apps are gaining more and more ground. At the same time, platform-agnostic tools like blogs dwindle. So, let’s bid a fond adieu to the woolly frontier of the wide-open Web and get ready for a charming, cultivated garden, I mean, an autocratic Prussian labor camp. Privacy Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook (re. above, “Web”), declared privacy dead earlier this year. Coincidentally, Mark just so happened to be the funeral director. Privacy dying would make Facebook’s relentless Jerry Ford-like series of stumbles a clever, far-seeing strategy instead of an atomic cock-up. Unfortunately, privacy’s personalnurses were clustered around him and managed to slap on the shock paddles until he was on his feet again. Web 2.0 This one has died a couple times. Last year, Tech Crunch declared Web 2.0 (also known as the social web, the read/write web, the live web, the webbity-web-web web) dead. The term anyway. That’s a fire that seemed to leap back up a bit with the advent of talk about Web 3.0 (or the semantic web). It’s a phrase that may not be used actively by many in the industry, but it describes a moment in the development of the Web and I’d be surprised if it ever really goes away. Four years before the TC post, ZDNet proclaimed Web 2.0 so dead it never actually existed in the first place. (I wonder if these folks ever feel like the guy with the sign proclaiming “The End is Nigh!”)Mobile WebRussell Beattie of Mowser (formerly Yahoo) declared the mobile Web as a whole was done for. Michael Mace declared that making native apps for mobile was a dying undertaking. But the mobile web’s growth has since been described as “explosive.” And mobile apps are arguably the single largest growth area in the Internet.PrintDon’t. Just don’t. center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts last_img read more

Yukon needs regulated furnace industry experts

first_imgAPTN National NewsYukon’s oil furnace industry needs to be both regulated and policed say heating experts in the Yukon.Yukon’s NDP last week found an unpublished report stating heating systems in the territory don’t meet national standards.Last month, five people died in Whitehorse or apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a home heated by an oil-burning furnace.APTN National News reporter Shirley McLean has this story.last_img