M. Hunter Ulf, AIA, recently chaired a jury of six architects in Washington, D.C. to select the recipients for the two highest honors bestowed by the national American Institute of Architects (AIA) Board of Directors – the Gold Medal Award and the Architecture Firm Award. The Gold Medal Award is given to an individual in recognition of significant work with lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture. The Architecture Firm Award is conferred upon an architecture firm for consistently producing distinguished architecture. In the past 96 years, the Gold Medal Award has been granted to only 60 individuals, and since 1962, the Architecture Firm Award has been awarded on an annual basis (with the exception of two years when no awards were made).M. Hunter Ulf, President of UK Architects, P.C., in Hanover, NH, and a Director on the national AIA Board, had the privilege of chairing the Gold Medal/Firm Award Advisory Jury for preliminary selection of the 2004 awards. Nominees for these awards undergo a rigorous submission and review process before being selected as finalists by the Jury. The Gold Medal has been awarded to such renowned architects as Henry Bacon, who designed the Lincoln Memorial and the Reflecting Pool in Washington, DC, and Frank Lloyd Wright. In 2003, the Architecture Firm Award was granted to the Miller|Hull Partnership, which played a large part in creating the “Pacific Northwest” style.M. Hunter Ulf, AIA, and Christopher P. Kennedy, AIA, are the founding principals of UK Architects, P.C., Hanover, NH, providing excellence in architectural services, solutions, and customer satisfaction since 1992. Ulf and Kennedy are licensed in all New England states (but Rhode Island), plus Colorado, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC. Mr. Ulf resides in Pomfret, Vermont.###
The latest Philippine Coast Guard estimate of the volume of bunker oil that spilled out of the ruptured tank of AC Energy’s power barge in Bo. Obrero in Lapuz district was at 251,000 liters, reaching as far as 23 Guimaras’ coastal barangays and the northern coastal towns of Dumangas and Leganes in Iloilo province. She explained that milkfish in fish pens are mainly prone to the threat of leaked bunker oil since they cannot swim out to the open sea. Aside from being a breeding ground for several marine life, mangrove trees are also good defenders during storm surges and serve as effective infiltration systems for agriculture. “We will coordinate with the Department of Science and Technology to check kon may presence sang bunker fuel,” Aparri said. According to Aparri, the BFAR is set to conduct a sample test for laboratory analysis of fish samples available in various markets in the city to ensure these are safe for consumption. Activists blasted the incident, which affected the livelihoods of thousands of fishermen. Iloilo and Guimaras rely on the salt-tolerant trees and shrubs to protect them from typhoons that frequently hit the vicinity./PN Initial findings revealed that the oil spill was caused by a rupture in the barge’s fuel tank. The company said it was able to contain the leak at 10 pm, about seven hours after the incident occurred, after 170 combined personnel of the company and the coast guard were deployed. “Gina-consider naton nga isa ka critical habitat ang mangrove trees kay dira nagakaon, breed and spawn ang fish. Kon natabunan sang bunker fuel ang magagmay nga mga aquatic organism mapatay ni sila kay indi sila makahalin,” the BFAR official said. She also noted that the oil spill has already breached about two to three hectares of mangrove areas in Barangay Bo. Obrero and Dumangas. Aparri said apart from Barangay Hoskyn, as of yesterday they have not yet received reports of fish kill from other coastal areas in this city and Iloilo province. Power barges are self-contained, floating power plants that private companies deploy to address recurring electricity shortages in the Visayas grid. On July 3, a power barge operated by the energy arm of Filipino conglomerate Ayala Corporation spilled nearly 270,000 litres of bunker fuel off the coast of Iloilo City. ILOILO City – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Western Visayas has issued a warning against eating dead fish in coastal areas contaminated by bunker fuel from a barge damaged by an explosion last week.Remia Aparri, BFAR regional director, said an undetermined volume of dead milkfish (bangus) fingerlings in fish cages were reported in the waters off Barangay Hoskyn in the capital town of Jordan, Guimaras. Smoke from the bunker fuel forced some 255 families to temporarily evacuate to a nearby elementary school as they complained of difficulty of breathing, sore throat and nasal congestion. Mangrove trees are known for storing more carbon compared to other trees, which is valuable in the fight against global warming. Just off Iloilo’s southeast coast is the island province of Guimaras. Aparri called for the immediate cleanup of spilled bunker fuel to save aquatic life beneath mangrove roots.
Cahir’s Tommy O’Donnell, Nenagh’s Donnacha Ryan along with Keith Earls and Simon Zebo have all returned to the Munster starting line-up as they’ll host Zebre tonight at Thomond Park, where kick-off is at 7pm.And Ulster have been boosted by the return of fit-again Iain Henderson as they prepare to face defending champions the Glasgow Warriors in Scotstoun (pr: Scots-toon) with kick-off at 19:35.
MBPD has arrested and charged Conor McGregor, DOB: 7/14/88, with Strong Arm Robbery and Criminal Mischief, both felonies. Please see arrest report and booking photo below. No additional information will be provided. pic.twitter.com/9HdkRWPnd8— Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) March 12, 2019″Last evening Conor McGregor was involved in a minor altercation involving a cell phone that resulted in a call to law enforcement. Mr. McGregor appreciates the response of law enforcement and pledges his full cooperation,” McGregor’s lawyer, Sam Rabin, said Monday, via CBS Miami.McGregor was in Miami on vacation, according to the Miami Herald. Conor McGregor was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida on Monday.The UFC fighter was arrested on charges of felony strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief after allegedly destroying the phone of a fan attempting to take a picture of him outside a Miami Beach hotel, according to the Miami Beach police report. Police say McGregor slapped the fan’s phone from his hands and proceeded to stomp on it several times. McGregor then picked up the phone and walked away with it, the police report says.