first_img ConstructionDevelopmenthamptons-weeklylong islandsuffolk countytristate-weekly Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink This three-bedroom house is the first U.S. listing built with 3D printing technology. (Realtor) A Long Island home touted in a listing as “the world’s first 3D-printed home for sale” is on the market for $300,000, according to the New York Post.The 1,407-square-foot concrete home was designed by Manhattan-based firm H2M and built by Patchogue-based SQ4D, a firm that specializes in 3D printing construction.The firm uses large machines that function like a tabletop 3D printer, but pour concrete. The printer built the foundation, exterior walls, interior walls, and utility conduits. SQ4D said the walls of the home, in the hamlet of Calverton, just west of Riverhead in Suffolk County, were built over eight days with less than $6,000 in materials.Similar methods have been used for other projects around the globe. A firm in Texas developed similar technology and is using it for a supportive housing project outside Austin.Listing broker Stephen King of Realty Connect said the home is priced 50 percent below comparable new construction in the area. Long Island’s housing market has been especially hot since the coronavirus pandemic began. [NYP] — Dennis Lynch Share via Shortlink Tagslast_img read more

first_imgThe financial instability in US and European markets is helping to drive down prices of fats and oils, with bakers urged to start shopping around for deals.Consultant Eccleso’s monthly market report on edible oils reveals prices have dropped by up to 20% since January, helped by falling mineral oil prices, which have a knock-on effect on vegetable oils, and general falls in market values.According to Eccleso, crude palm oil prices have fallen from €950 in January to around €740 earlier this month, while sunflower oil has fallen from €1,100 to around €900. Soyabean and rapeseed oil saw declines of 13% and 20% respectively.“Since 2003-4, there have been some heavyweight moves by hedge funds and speculators into commodities, which are therefore much less linked to what is happening with harvests and crops than they used to be. At present the markets are being led by fear and are behaving with a herd instinct, which is driving prices down both in crude oil and edible oils,” said Eccleso’s MD Gordon Kirkwood.“Big industrial bakers will negotiate directly with manufacturers, but smaller bakers don’t have a great deal of leverage. Some of their suppliers may have bought a contract earlier in the year to cover their requirements for 12 months, so it will be some time before they can take advantage of lower prices. For bakers, it is worth shopping around to see if they can get better deals.”BFP Wholesale MD Nick Harris said that pricing was being affected by currency exchange rate fluctuations. “The euro was €1.21 to the pound at the start of the year, but fell to around €1.08 and is now around €1.15. We’ve seen prices rise, although there has been some easing in recent weeks. It’s too early to say if and when that will feed through.”last_img read more

first_img It was announced today that Peter Dawson is to retire as Chief Executive of The R&A and Secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. Mr Dawson will step down in September 2015 after 16 years leading the body which organises The Open Championship and governs the sport worldwide in conjunction with the United States Golf Association. Having succeeded Sir Michael Bonallack as Secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in 1999, Mr Dawson took over in an important period in the Club’s history. In 2004, the same year that the Club celebrated its 250th anniversary, the private members’ club formed a separate group of companies to run The Open and conduct its governance responsibilities. This evolution enabled The R&A to focus on its governance role, running successful championships and supporting the growth of the game around the world and the Club to concentrate on catering for the needs of its more than 2,000 Members. The Open Championship has enjoyed continuing commercial success throughout Mr Dawson’s tenure enabling The R&A to invest substantially in supporting the development of golf around the world through Rules education, grassroots initiatives, coaching, the provision of greenkeeping equipment and university golf. The R&A now works with 152 affiliated organisations from the amateur and professional game in 138 countries and jointly administers the Rules of Golf, the Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and the World Amateur Golf Ranking™ with the USGA. Mr Dawson became the Joint Secretary of the International Golf Federation in 1999 and was a key figure in securing golf’s return to the Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro in 2016. He was appointed President of the IGF in 2010 and the IGF Board has extended his term of office to 2016. The recruitment of Mr Dawson’s successor will be handled by international executive search firm Spencer Stuart and the position will be advertised this weekend. An appointment is expected to be made in sufficient time to allow for an appropriate handover period in 2015 25 Apr 2014 R&A’s Peter Dawson to retire in 2015 last_img read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: Ingimage/AFPAdvertisement ga38lNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbcacaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Esik4v4h( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4gmWould you ever consider trying this?😱Can your students do this? 🌚5bhvRoller skating! Powered by Firework Sports Authority of India (SAI) has decided to lengthen the contracts of 32 foreign coaches until next year, so the athletes continue to receive their training uninterrupted until the Tokyo Olympics next year.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Ingimage/AFPThe novel Coronavirus pandemic caused the postponement of 2020 Olympics for the first time since the Second World War. Originally scheduled to take place between 24 July and 9 August this year, the Tokyo Olympics have now been pushed back a whole year.Postponing the Olympics has been the reason of a huge disruption in the training schedule for the athletes of the country. Meanwhile, the contracts of the 32 foreign coaches in 11 disciplines were supposed to end this September.Advertisement To ensure that the athletes can continue receiving mentorship under the same coaches, SAI has now extended all of their contracts until 30th September, 2021, well before the Olympic Games which will take place from 23rd July to 8th August, followed by the Paralympics which is scheduled from 24th August to 5th September next year.“The postponement of Tokyo Olympics by a year makes it imperative that the same coaches be retained so that athletes are not disadvantaged in any way,” Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju worded in on the decision.Advertisement “A new coach takes time to understand an athlete and the athlete needs time to understand the training process of a coach. We don’t have that kind of time now,” he added.The interim extension of the coaches has come in the wake of Rijiju’s decision to hire both Indian and foreign national coaches for a period of at least four years or a full Olympic cycle.“This decision is part of India’s long-term roadmap for Olympic preparation for 2024 and 2028. I am confident our athletes will benefit from this,” Rijiju said back in Early July, while also adding that the decision will be beneficial for both the 2022 Asian Games and the World Championships in 2023.However, the four year contract will be reviewed annually by the respective NSFs, and any further extension will be taken into consideration on the basis of the performance of the coaches.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-WADA slaps 6 month ban on India’s National Dope Testing Lab for disregarding best practicesIceland cricket in disarray due to shortage of kits! Advertisementlast_img read more