Cilandak Stackhouse / Atelier Riri

first_img Riri Yakub, Harindra Mahutama Architects: Atelier Riri Area Area of this architecture project Projects Manufacturers: Grohe, Byo, Granito Cilandak Stackhouse / Atelier Riri CopyHouses•Cilandak, Indonesia Collaborators:Kreame PropertyContractor:Keen ContractorCity:CilandakCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© William SutantoRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. Stackhouse.When function follows form.Sometimes changing the form can be done before planning the space, because each space is usually created over form and activities therein.  Space is created because of the form; in order for all the residential activities are covered. Indeed, it is because we live in space, not due to form. It all started from searching for formation character based on mass composition, until the building identity is generated eventually. Space flow accommodates activities flow that gives various surprises. The space definition is freed to the owners so they can adapt to their house.Save this picture!© William SutantoSave this picture!Plan type B 001 – Third floor planSave this picture!© William SutantoIn one compound environment, there are four houses built. There is a compound environment existing in South Jakarta that has four beautifully composed mass formation which creates a contemporary living space.Save this picture!© William SutantoSave this picture!Section A-6Save this picture!© William SutantoIt is called Stackhouse. It is clear that the result of this composition is stacked mass. Each mass is given a different identity; so that every visual corner has many different stories, so that every atmosphere has different expressions. The mass identity is stressed by materials represent its function and beauty.Save this picture!© William SutantoIn order for this house to have a contemporary identity, we consider synthetic rattan as one of the decorative elements that accommodate the functionality as well as the aesthetics.We look for a personalized weaving method as second layer to insert the natural air and also to reduce the sun heat at once. We choose rattan character and we make it as binder of the story that merges function and form together.Save this picture!© William SutantoNowadays, modern society of Jakarta needs a more practical, efficient and fast-paced lifestyle. It is currently presented a new thing. It is a new experience that will become marker of the current era. It is the marker of habitation culture that provides a good quality of life in the future. A so-called happy family life. Be a part of Stackhouse. Then you will become a part of the new era.Save this picture!© William SutantoProject gallerySee allShow lessIce Sports Center of the 13th China National Winter Games / Architectural Design and…Selected ProjectsVictims of Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall / Architectural Design & Research Institut…Selected Projects Share “COPY” ArchDaily Save this picture!© William Sutanto+ 70 Share Year:  Indonesia “COPY” Lead Architects: Area:  1123 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  William Sutanto Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Cilandak Stackhouse / Atelier RiriSave this projectSaveCilandak Stackhouse / Atelier Riri 2016 CopyAbout this officeAtelier RiriOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCilandakIndonesiaPublished on September 20, 2017Cite: “Cilandak Stackhouse / Atelier Riri” 19 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Chicago People’s Assembly says ‘Food is a right!’

first_imgWW photo: Patricia LinaresWorking people from the Midwest and beyond participated in a “Food Is a Right” People’s Assembly on Aug. 16 at Dominican University in Chicago. The assembly was a central feature of the 2014 Critical Dietetics Conference that included participants from Australia, Canada, London, Trinidad and the United States.The People’s Assembly centered around four demands: Stop all cuts to government food stamps and food programs; healthy food affordable to all — end food deserts; economic justice for food, agricultural and all workers — including the right to unionize; and hold the food industry and agribusiness accountable for environmental and health impacts in the U.S. and around the world.“The first of the eight millennium development goals set by the United Nations Millennium Declaration in 2000 to be achieved by 2015 is to ‘eradicate extreme hunger and poverty,’ including reducing the proportion of people who experience hunger by 50 percent. Instead, what has occurred is an increase in malnutrition both in the U.S. and abroad, due to both undernutrition and overnutrition. The result is increasing nutrition related diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension, due to poor food quality and disparity in food access. Half of the victims of food inequality are children,” said Dr. Jill White, professor of dietetics at Dominican and an organizer of the assembly.White added, “We are at this assembly to empower those interested in ending hunger and fighting for food justice, workers’ rights and saving the environment to come together to plan united actions.”Students from Dominican played a central role in organizing the assembly, as did activist academics and many community members. Attendees included members of the Chicago Food Depository, the Illinois Hunger Coalition, the Illinois Public Health Association and the Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition.Delegations came from the Southside, Humboldt Park and Little Village neighborhoods. Centro Sin Fronteras, led by Emma Lozano, brought buses of Black and Brown youth. The Moratorium Now! Coalition in Detroit, Rockford Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST) and the Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement all sent delegations.Speakers addressed numerous issues related to the four central demands and all denounced the billions in food stamp cuts and U.S. violations of United Nations goals and charters. Strong support for the low-wage worker demand of “$15 and a union” was expressed throughout the assembly.A major assembly focus was the myriad ways that food is related to the migrant crisis caused by banks and mostly U.S.-based agribusiness corporations.Teresa Gutierrez of the May 1st Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights in New York brought solidarity greetings from her organization. She analyzed how capitalism is responsible for millions of migrants and refugees being forced out of their homelands into the U.S. just to feed the children they left behind. Once here, they are superexploited as workers by agribusiness and other industries. Gutierrez described the May 1st Coalition plans to organize a caravan to south Texas to support migrant refugees.Mexican migrant Elvira Arellano was once deported from the U.S. after taking sanctuary for 12 months in 2007-2008 at the Adalberto United Methodist Church in Chicago. Now a leader of La Familia Latina Unida — Sin Fronteras (Latina Family United — Without Borders), Arellano expressed the agony of millions of migrants when she said, “We had to leave our children in order to feed them.”Participants at the assembly are moving forward to fight for their four main demands. For more information or to become involved: [email protected] and peoplespowerassemblies.org.Jill White and Eric Struch contributed to this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Support to Florida journalists facing Governor’s selective handling of media

first_imgNews NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Michael C. Bender, politics reporter for the St. Petersburg Times, told Reporters Without Borders: “There was plenty of access to the governor during the campaign. He did a state wide bus tour and invited reporters to tag along the whole time.” In her article, Lucy Morgan, St. Petersburg Times Senior Correspondent, said: “He refused to meet with editorial boards, but allowed reporters on his campaign bus.” (http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/scott-throws-up-walls-to-press/1…) However, during the campaign, the Orlando Sentinel was considered as “hostile.” (http://www.gainesville.com/article/20110119/WIRE/110119405?p=2&tc=pg)This is the first time journalists in Florida have faced such harsh restrictions. Reporters Without Borders spoke with Jim Baltzelle, President of the Florida Society of New Editors (FSNE) (http://fsne.org/news/), who shared: “Usually there is rotation or the press decides who is involved with a pool situation, not the governor, so for us, this is a First Amendment issue.” Baltzelle continued: “Though it can be understandable when there is only one seat available on an airplane, and similar circumstances, pools in general are a bad idea.” Therefore, the FSNE has decided to write a formal letter to Gov. Scott expressing their concerns and offering their assistance and hoping for a broader understanding. David Royse, Executive Editor of the News Service of Florida, told Reporters Without Borders: “In the Bush and Crist administrations, sure, there were some minor skirmishes with access, but nothing this contentious.” Royse continued by saying: “(The Governor) said he was trying to increase access by creating pooled events, where otherwise he wouldn’t be required to let reporters in. This makes it difficult to argue that he was cutting off access.”Barbara A. Petersen, President of the First Amendment Foundation (FAF), spoke to Reporters Without Borders about access to records and meetings: “There are signs that Gov. Scott’s and his staff are trying to control which information gets out.” Petersen continued: “With Gov. Scott’s administration, there are fewer people authorized to address the media, so if the media is not getting the information they request from the governor’s office, then they have to make a public records request.” Hopeful for the future, Petersen said: “Under public records law, there is a steep learning curve Gov. Scott’s administration has to endure. Everyone has been very patient and are waiting to see.”Since Gov. Scott entered office, 92 media requests have been made. As of February 8th, 2011, 88% of those have been completed – 72 fully completed and 11 partially completed. An additional 38 request from non-media organization have been made, and 33 of them have been completed. Considering Gov. Scott is new to office, this large volume of requests is reasonable and seem to be dealt with in a relatively timely manner. Organisation Follow the news on United States June 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Mary Ellen Klas, Tallahassee Bureau Chief of the Miami Herald, told Reporters Without Borders: “We would like to work this all out. We just want to tell the story.” Since it is still early in Gov. Scott’s administration, Baltzelle and his colleagues have reason to believe that: “Maybe his administration’s treatment of reporters will be perceived as a misstep and maybe things will improve – this is what we are hoping.” Various journalists in Florida agree with these ideas. After all, Gov. Scott has reaffirmed support from the Office for Open Government. RSF_en to go further News Reporters Without Borders asks Florida’s new Governor, Rick Scott, to explain his handling of the media since he has been brought into office on January 4th, 2011. Reporters Without Borders is worried that his media policy has been skirting with press freedoms.For example, during his post-inauguration ceremony, on the 22nd Floor of The Capitol, Gov. Scott carefully “cherry-picked” which journalists he wanted in, and which he wanted out – a pooling process in which Reporters Without Borders looks down upon with disappointment, as it clearly disobeys press freedoms. Commenting on the pooled post-inaugural ceremony, Marc Caputo, political writer for the Miami Herald, told Reporters Without Borders: “It was a good example of needlessly closing an event or needlessly insisting an event should be pooled when it shouldn’t be.”center_img June 7, 2021 Find out more News February 9, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Support to Florida journalists facing Governor’s selective handling of media News Help by sharing this information United StatesAmericas United StatesAmericas WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

EMC Wins Hybrid Cloud Trifecta

first_imgAcquisitions can be a bit like buses…you wait around for an hour and then, suddenly, three show up at once.  That’s what happened today at EMC.  We announced a three-acquisition convoy to accelerate our customers’ adoption of hybrid cloud.Unless you’ve been buried in datacenter sans-Internet for the last few years, you know of the excitement surrounding the emergence of OpenStack, an open source project that enables users to build infrastructure clouds by virtualizing and controlling pools of compute, storage and network resources. The first EMC acquisition announced today is San Francisco-based Cloudscaling, a leading provider of OpenStack-powered Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for private and hybrid cloud solutions.  In case you didn’t know, Cloudscaling CEO Randy Bias and team also happen to be founding members of the OpenStack Foundation.Cloudscaling’s Open Cloud System (OCS) provides an operating system to manage compute, storage and networking in the cloud, and supports a new generation of cloud-based applications that provides the agility, performance and economic benefits of leading public cloud services, but it is deployed in customer data centers and, therefore, remains under the control of IT. The addition of Cloudscaling will provide EMC customers with multiple options for running private and hybrid clouds and will heElp EMC accelerate its OpenStack-powered infrastructure offerings.  We have some pretty exciting things planned over the next year, so stay tuned for more updates on EMC’s OpenStack strategy.  The Cloudscaling team will join CJ Desai’s Emerging Technologies Division.One of the biggest revelations within the research is that organizations recognizing maximum business value from hybrid cloud also have a deep understanding of the workload requirements of their applications. Through the research, we see six particular requirements rise to the top for consideration: performance, security, compliance, storage, data protection and automation. The other EMC acquisitions announced today target one of these requirements in particular: data protection.The first is Mountain View, California-based Maginatics, whose technology enables organizations to leverage public and private clouds as a backup “device.”  The addition of Maginatics extends EMC’s cloud data protection strategy by enabling unified data protection and management across disparate private, public and hybrid clouds. Maginatics technology also enables efficient data mobility across multiple clouds with data deduplication, WAN optimization, handling of large objects and multi-threading. We plan to integrate Maginatics technology with existing EMC data protection software, storage and services as part of our Core Technologies Division, led by Guy Churchward.Last, but by no means least (we’re going alphabetically here, so someone has to go third!), is the acquisition of Austin-based Spanning.  Spanning provides subscription-based backup and recovery for born-in-the-cloud applications and data. Spanning solutions prevent business interruption due to data loss in Google Apps and Salesforce.com (with support for Microsoft Office 365 in the first half of 2015).  The combination of EMC’s data protection portfolio and Spanning’s capabilities will accelerate our ability to help users confidently deploy data protection solutions across all applications and workloads, regardless of where the data is created or where the applications reside.It goes without saying that we’re excited to be bringing such phenomenal technology into the EMC portfolio.  However, as EMC Information Infrastructure CEO David Goulden always says: “We’re a people company, focused on technology.” Hence, it gives me great pleasure to personally welcome Randy Bias and the Cloudscaling team, Amarjit Gil and the Maginatics team, and Jeff Erramouspe and the Spanning team to the EMC family.So, with our three buses having arrived … next stop … EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud.last_img read more

DAZN’s inside look at Joshua-Ruiz highlights Ruiz’s confidence before ‘upset of the era’

first_imgIt has been 10 days since Andy Ruiz Jr.’s stunning upset of Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden to become the first Mexican heavyweight champion in boxing history.Looking back, there were signs of Ruiz’s quiet confidence and Joshua feeling the pressure of making his U.S. debut entering the fight. And DAZN’s new “About: The story behind the upset of the era,” which is executive produced by award-winning recording artist Meek Mill, rolls out behind-the-scenes footage that shows just that. Four knockdowns of Joshua and a shocking seventh-round TKO later, cementing Ruiz’s win, and AJ’s words were proven correct.”About: The story behind the upset of the era” is a 27-minute length feature showing behind-the-scenes moments of fight week and the aftermath. It can be streamed exclusively on DAZN. The show is an extension of the “40 Days: Joshua-Ruiz” series, which featured the buildup to the fight, and was also executive-produced by Meek Mill.Jamie Horowitz, DAZN executive vice president of content, said of the show: “‘About: The story behind the upset of the era’ is a show that reminds us why boxing is endlessly compelling. As Benjamin Bratt says one minute in — ‘Once a ring is made, anything can happen.'” The knockout that shocked the world🥊Take a behind-the-scenes look at @Andy_destroyer1’s stunning upset of @anthonyfjoshua, including exclusive access before, during and after the historic heavyweight fight.Watch ‘About,’ exclusively on @DAZN_USA 👉 https://t.co/RSNTb98qS4 pic.twitter.com/xeoc2NKMyg— Sporting News Fights (@sn_fights) June 11, 2019As the show begins, Ruiz is seen holding court with reporters in a media roundtable. He mentions how being doubted isn’t foreign to him, while making sure to let everyone know that betting on the underdog in this fight is the right and only move.“In my situation, there has always been a lot of doubters, so the main thing is just to shut them up,” Ruiz said. “I came a long way — this chubby kid coming from a small little town — but all the people that are betting on me, they’re going to make a lot of, lot of money if we pull it off.”Meanwhile, the behind-the-scenes footage also shows Joshua admitting to the pressures of making his U.S. debut and defending his unified world heavyweight championship, while eyeing a clash with WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder in the near future.“Massive,” Joshua told reporters during his own media roundtable access about the pressure he feels entering the fight with Ruiz.“I just want to box, but all the other stuff that comes with it puts pressure,” he continued. “The reality of life is you win some, you lose some, you keep on going.”MORE: Join DAZN and watch “About: The story behind the upset of the era” along with the full replay of the fightAs if those words were haunting enough, especially in hindsight, Joshua spoke about transitioning from preparing for a trash-talking Jarrell Miller to a quiet, respectable Ruiz, and said something even more chilling.“The ones who smile at you are the ones who come try to take your head off,” Joshua said.last_img read more

Ireland preparing for the Match: All Players to get DVD with Matches of the Dragons

first_imgIrish national team player Richard Keogh said he believes his team can win against B&H in the play-off match which is to be played next month. Victory they achieved in the match agaist Germany gave wind to their sails, but Keogh still emphasizes that they will have to be very careful against the Dragons.How dedicated they are to the goal is witnessed by the fact that each national team player of Ireland will get a DVD about the BH players and matches they have played, that will be made by the coach Martin O’Neill and his staff.“Each draw is difficult because of all the teams in it. I think this was a good draw which gives us a chance to achieve a result in Bosnia. Playing the first match in guests is good foor thinking. We know what we should do and win. We did a good job ending third because I think we had the toughest group in the qualifications”, Keogh said.However, despite positive thinking, not for a moment does Keogh underestimate the Dragons and their play.“B&H has a lot of good players and it will not be easy for us. Asmir Begovic, Miralem Pjanic and Edin Dzeko are top players. Therefore, it will be difficult, but we believe in ourselves”, Keogh said.(Source: klix.ba/ photo sportprimus)last_img read more

Lakers trade rumors: Potential targets to help LeBron James, Anthony Davis in LA’s championship chase

first_imgSure, Pelinka will do his job and scour the market for an ideal trade, but some conversations will end quickly once another suitor throws down a better package. A Collison or Rose type would provide a boost, and even those guys might be longshots.The important thing to keep in mind is that the Lakers aren’t desperate. The team as currently constructed could win a championship, and the players appear to be developing a genuine chemistry with each other.It feels a bit abnormal for the Lakers to be this quiet after the past few years. That doesn’t mean it’s the wrong strategy. The Lakers are trying rediscover a sense of normalcy following an emotionally draining week. That shift back to basketball doesn’t just apply to coaches and players — the front office has calls to make ahead of Thursday’s trade deadline.Los Angeles finds itself atop the Western Conference standings, but there is always room to improve with multiple contenders behind them, including the rival Clippers. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka knows a fringe move for a role player could ultimately be the difference in a key playoff game. You can bet he is searching for a piece that would fit well next to LeBron James and Anthony Davis. TRADE DEADLINE: The latest rumors and what to know for 2020Unfortunately for the Lakers, they cannot simply add another superstar as though this season is a Hollywood script free from salary cap implications.However, a few realistic targets could be obtainable in the right trade.What can the Lakers offer other teams at the NBA trade deadline?This is going to be the hard part for Pelinka. He doesn’t possess much in the way of assets.After last summer’s blockbuster for Davis, the Lakers are unable to trade a first-round pick, and the earliest second-rounder they could include in a deal would be for the 2023 NBA Draft. Los Angeles isn’t complaining because, hey, it’s Anthony freaking Davis, but the treasure chest is bare.Further complicating matters is the fact that Rajon Rondo, JaVale McGee and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope can veto any trade because of the structures of their contracts. It’s difficult to envision a scenario in which one of those players would be willing to sign off on a deal to leave Los Angeles for a worse situation.That leaves Kyle Kuzma as the Lakers’ primary trade chip. The problem? He is only earning $2 million this season, forcing LA to attach more contracts to Kuzma in any trade worth discussing. The Lakers may put Avery Bradley ($4.7 million), DeMarcus Cousins ($3.5 million) and Quinn Cook ($3 million) on the trade block with Kuzma for that reason.Finding a workable trade isn’t impossible, but there will be challenges in any negotiations.Lakers trade rumors: Who could LA target at the deadline?Bogdan Bogdanovic, Kings ($8.5 million)Sacramento offered Nemanja Bjelica and a draft pick to Los Angeles in exchange for Kuzma, according to The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor, and the Lakers responded by asking for Bogdanovic. Obviously the Kings didn’t bite, and that might be where these talks end.The 27-year-old guard is capable of operating as a primary ball handler or spot-up shooter (37.8 percent on 6.9 3-point attempts per game). He isn’t a great defender, but his size (6-6, 220 pounds) and effort prevent him from being a huge negative on that end. He would slide in nicely with multiple lineups.Derrick Rose, Pistons ($7.3 million)Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reported last month that the Lakers are among multiple contenders interested in acquiring the Pistons guard. Rose has been solid off the bench for Detroit, scoring 18.5 points per game on 49.8 percent shooting. He is one of the top drivers in the NBA, and that kind of shot creation would be extremely helpful for LA’s bench units.Robert Covington, Timberwolves ($11.3 million)The trade chatter around Covington being some kind of game changer is a little overblown. He isn’t prime Scottie Pippen.With that said, he is still a good 3-and-D option at the forward spot. His 3-point shooting is slightly down this season (34.6 percent on 6.5 attempts per game), but his numbers would probably see a jump by catching pinpoint passes from LeBron.One big issue: If the Wolves are seeking multiple first-round picks for Covington, as Marc Stein of the New York Times reported, that automatically eliminates any real hopes for the Lakers. UPDATE: Covington was sent to the Rockets as part of a four-team trade late Tuesday night.Marcus Morris, Knicks ($15 million)A 43.9 percent 3-point shooter at the power forward spot? Yeah, that sounds terrific, but Morris’ salary and a potential bidding war may cross him off the list.Sources: Knicks have remained enthusiastic about idea of signing Marcus Morris to a new deal this summer, but as trade offers become richer in assets this week, they’ll stay open to idea of moving him. Many contenders have interest in him.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 3, 2020Does a buyout candidate make sense for the Lakers?Andre Iguodala, GrizzliesThe former NBA Finals MVP is making $17.1 million to not play for Memphis — which has clearly annoyed some of the younger Grizzlies players — so a trade would require some major financial gymnastics. The Lakers are hoping the deadline will pass without an Iguodala deal, giving them a chance at signing the 36-year-old for a playoff run. It seems more likely Memphis tries to flip Iggy for some sort of asset. UPDATE: The Grizzlies finally found a trade partner. They will be sending Iguodala to the Heat, according to multiple reports.Darren Collison, RetiredESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported last month that Collison is interested in returning to the NBA with the Lakers or Clippers following a shocking retirement before the 2019 free agency period. Given the backcourt situations, Collison would likely fill a more prominent role with the Lakers. He could also land a larger payday because the Lakers can offer a $1.75 million disabled player exception (granted to the team after Cousins’ injury) as opposed to a minimum salary.What should we expect from the Lakers at the trade deadline?Not a ton of action.last_img read more

‘Intuition’ tells Pique Neymar will stay with Barca

first_imgNeymar remains better off in Barcelona, Pique says.Washington, United States | AFP | Barcelona defender Pique remains convinced that Neymar will stay at Camp Nou, but said Tuesday his opinion was based on “intuition” rather than inside knowledge.“It’s a personal opinion from the conversation that I had with him and my intuition,” Pique said at a press conference on the eve of Barcelona’s International Champions Cup friendly against Manchester United in the US capital.“But it’s not official,” he added. “And it’s not for me to say if he’s going to stay or not.”On Sunday, Pique had tweeted a picture of Barcelona teammate Neymar with the caption “He’s staying” adding another twist to the ongoing saga of the Brazilian striker’s possible world record 222 million euro ($256.8 million) transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.Pique said his post hadn’t ruffled Neymar.“I was with Neymar and his friends in his room last night and he’s not angry at all,” Pique said. “On the contrary, he’s happy.“We’ve been speaking to him. We have a close relationship, not only as teammates but also as friends,” added Pique, who said he didn’t believe Neymar’s contemplation of a move was a matter of money. But he believes if it’s a matter of sporting goals, Neymar remains better off in Barcelona.“In Paris, if he doesn’t win the Champions League then he’s not going to get the recognition that he deserves,” Pique said.Argentinian defender Javier Mascherano said he had advised “Ney” to weigh all the pros and cons.“He has to put things in the balance,” Mascherano said. “What Pique says is the feeling of all of us, we want him to stay. We all want him to stay.”Meanwhile in Miami, Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery sidestepped questions about the possible acquisition of Neymar.“We have an obligation to talk about the present, about the players who currently make up the team, our next match,” Emery said at a press conference to promote PSG’s International Champions Cup friendly against Juventus on Wednesday.“If a new player arrives, we will talk about it then.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

KIJHL teams struggle to finalize rosters after BCHL pushes back start of regular season

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily SportsA decision by B.C. Hockey League governors to delay the start of the regular season has thrown a serious monkey wrench into the way Kootenay International Junior Hockey League coaches select their teams.In years past BCHL rosters would have been set by the second week of September allowing KIJHL teams the opportunity to fill out their respective teams with released players.However, this season BCHL brass decided to delay the start of the season until September 23rd a full 13 days later than the start of the 2010-11 campaign.“All of us Junior B teams are waiting for our vets or kids we’ve talked and recruited to when they are coming down the pipe,” Leaf coach and GM Frank Maida told The Nelson Daily Sunday afternoon following practice at the NDCC Arena.Maida has committed to 16 skaters and one goalie — veteran puck stopper Andrew Walton along with a handful of 17-year-old players making the Leafs one of the youngest teams in the league.“We’re all in the same boat,” said Maida. “I’ve been talking to a lot of the teams and we’re all waiting.”“There are teams that are getting kids back now which allows them to make other decisions on kids who have tried out,” Maida added.“But for most of us it’s a new learning curve, especially me having just taken over the team six weeks ago.”The current situation means there could be more exhibition-like games when the KIJHL begins play Friday with ten games.“We’re going to leave a couple of spots open for players released from BCHL teams,” Maida said.“(Because) once we commit to school kids they’re here for the season so we don’t want to over commit ourselves. We want to save spots for those players we think we’re going to get back.”Maida did release six players during the weekend.Gone are forwards Dallas Barker and Joel Marte, defencemen Brandon Smith and Morgan Parker along with goalies Sam Monk and Treeman Kirka.All the players, except for Smith, were 17-year-old players. Smith is 16.Hogg awaits deal back to OkanaganThe Nelson Leafs currently have only one goalie remaining in camp as last season’s starter Darren Hogg remains at home in the Okanagan waiting on a trade.“Darren wants to play in the Okanagan,” Leaf coach Frank Maida said. “Teams in the league know he’s up for a trade but I haven’t had anyone contact me yet.”Hogg made the Kootenay Conference Prospects Team last season and was tearing up the league before getting injured during a road trip in Golden.The injury was season ending forcing the Leafs to go with Marcus Beasley for the remainder of the [email protected]last_img read more