KAP-House / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

first_imgKAP-House / ONG&ONG Pte LtdSave this projectSaveKAP-House / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd Houses Projects Year:  Architects: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd Area Area of this architecture project Singapore Save this picture!Courtesy of ONG&ONG Pte Ltd+ 41Curated by Fernanda Castro Share ArchDaily Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/798719/ong-and-ong-pte-ltd-kap-house Clipboard KAP-House / ONG&ONG Pte Ltdcenter_img CopyHouses•Singapore Area:  917 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” 2016 Photographs:  Derek Swalwell Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/798719/ong-and-ong-pte-ltd-kap-house Clipboard Manufacturers: KStone, Perswood, SKKArchitect In Charge:Diego Molina, Maria ArangoProject Team:Eleazar Manahan, Tomas Jaramillo, Ryan Manuel, Julius Caramat, Lee Cheow Yeh, Amos Lau, Lim Yan QingClient:Vista Realty Pte LtdC&S Engineer:KKC Consultancy ServiceM&E Engineer:PTA Consultants Pte LtdQuantity Surveyor:CCL Chartered SurveyorsMain Contractor:Straits DredgingCivil Engineer:KKC Consultancy ServiceStructural Engineer:KKC Consultancy ServiceCountry:SingaporeMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of ONG&ONG Pte LtdRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesSave this picture!First Floor PlanText description provided by the architects. Reclined within a well-heeled residential enclave, KAP-House reposes behind wild grassland that grows from the remains of the old Malayan Railway. Placed on a plot that was once the sprawling garden of a classic colonial black and white bungalow, the home was imagined as a paradigm of modern tropical living. Save this picture!Courtesy of ONG&ONG Pte LtdSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe defunct railway, now a preserved green corridor, provides a backdrop of natural tropical terrain. Seeking to capitalize on the beauty of the home’s splendid surroundings, the design team adopted the Japanese design principle of Shakkei, or borrowed view. Their intention was to create a home resplendent in the “likeness of nature, capturing nature alive to create a spectacular vision”.Save this picture!SectionFully attuned to the environment, KAP-House is predicated on capturing its marvelous natural milieu, as the architects carefully aligned the home to emphasize borrowed views of the green corridor. Elemental considerations were prioritized as the design team accounted for factors such as wind direction and solar positioning, introducing a sustainable design framework that allowed the implementation of passive environmental controls within the house program.Save this picture!Courtesy of ONG&ONG Pte LtdSimplicity reigns as clean lines and bold structural elements manifest into an elegant design. Architects deployed a programmatic approach when conceptualizing the home. KAP-House features a series of rectilinear volumes placed in interlocking juxtapositions. Individual volumes were conceived in accordance with how their space would be utilized. Underscored in KAP-House’s overall design was the optimization of the borrowed view, as the architects tried to ensure that spaces within the house would benefit from the surrounding natural splendor. Save this picture!Courtesy of ONG&ONG Pte LtdA holistic approach was employed in order to achieve intrinsic integration between architecture, interior design, and landscaping. Further accentuating the overall design is a meticulously curated material palette – reflected in the stone and timber facades, placid blue pools and waterways, and lush gardens greenery, which bestow KAP-House undeniable aesthetic quality. Save this picture!Courtesy of ONG&ONG Pte LtdThe home includes four bedrooms together with an additional guest room. The front section of KAP-House that contains the guest room was imagined as a semi-private transition space, where a myriad of colours and textures greets the eye at the home’s spacious driveway entrance. An L-shaped slab of textured reinforced concrete frames a façade of gray zircon wood strips, neatly stacked atop a lower plane of champagne limestone cladding, which stretches into KAP-House’s manicured garden. Save this picture!Courtesy of ONG&ONG Pte LtdThe entrance foyer leading to the shared common space reveals a system of fully retractable floor-to-ceiling glass windows encasing the living and dining areas. The windows, together with the timber screens found on the upper floor, provide natural cross-ventilation and overall versatility to KAP-House. The Architects’ intention was to allow the greenery of the garden exterior and the borrowed view of the rail corridor beyond to traverse into the refined spaces of the home’s interior. Save this picture!Courtesy of ONG&ONG Pte LtdPrivate spaces within KAP-House reside within the upper-most volume that holds the bedrooms, as well as the subterranean space that conceals the multimedia room. The gray zircon wood façade from the house entrance extends along the length of the home, forming a system of timber screens that veils the upper-level spaces, while the subterranean zones are distinguished by robust tobacco-colored Cohiba stone.Save this picture!Courtesy of ONG&ONG Pte LtdLending character and a supremely natural feel to KAP-House, planted plots of green space are strategically placed to further emphasize the naturalistic motif established within the property. The upstairs family room opens to an elevated garden belvedere, reconnecting the private zones with the exterior green spaces. The private spaces are characterized by treated wood and white stone, where passive environmental controls come in the form of screens and overhangs. Save this picture!Courtesy of ONG&ONG Pte LtdProduct Description. Material selection was vital to the project’s underlying concept. Volumetric elements within KAP-House are subtly differentiated through the material that predominates each section. From the champagne limestone façade at the entrance, to the white plaster and glass that frames the main living area, and even the fair-faced concrete that lines upper volume, each material utilized helps create a seamless transition between spaces.Originally published on November 04, 2016Project gallerySee allShow lessN House / AJH+Selected ProjectsBracketed Space House / Matt Fajkus ArchitectureSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeONG&ONG Pte LtdOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIcebergSingaporePublished on March 21, 2020Cite: “KAP-House / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd” 21 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Movies, music and mayhem at Limerick’s Theatre Royal

first_imgPrint Previous articleAfghan who hates Irish people ‘incentivised to return home’ court toldNext articleHead down to Plan’s arty party at Friday Milk Market Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email London commemoration for famous Limerick exiles Advertisement Lighting up a Limerick legend Facebook Linkedincenter_img Twitter NewsMovies, music and mayhem at Limerick’s Theatre RoyalBy Alan Jacques – April 28, 2016 2639 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp TAGSAustralian Pink FloydBilly NastyBoogie WonderlandBoyzoneCatherine HayesFather TedfeaturedJohn McCormacklimerickLimerick Film ArchiveMy Lovely HorseOscar WildePatrick PearsePicturehousePress 22Roger CasementSeamus FlynnSharon ShannonSlackjawSpice-ish GirlsThe CorrsThe CranberriesThe HitchersThe ProdigyThe Royal ProjectTheatre Royal THE Eurovision episode of Father Ted was filmed in Limerick’s Theatre Royal. Patrick Pearse also roused volunteers in the same hall. Oscar Wilde delivered a talk on his personal impressions of America here and The Cranberries took to its stage after selling their first million records Stateside. There is now plans afoot for a four-screen cinema and digital hub. Limerick Post reporter Alan Jacques recently visited his old haunt.I STAND centrestage in a landmark building in the heart of Limerick City and breathe in its rich history and consider all those who have tread its boards.In the year of 1916 Centenary commemorations, it is almost impossible not to conjure up images of Patrick Pearse rousing volunteers in this same hall more than a hundred years ago.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On the same cold Sunday night back in 1914, Roger Casement, another founding father of the Irish Republic, was also present.The walls of the Limerick Athenaeum at 2, Upper Cecil Street are steeped in history. Since it was built in 1833, it played a pivotal role in Limerick life for more than 150 years, drawing the community together to laugh, love, learn and dream.The venue has served many purposes down the years as an art school, lecture hall, library, theatre, cinema and live music venue.Sadly, the doors of what was known in its last incarnation as the Theatre Royal have been closed since 1997.In its heyday, Limerick Athenaeum played host to an impressive range of luminaries from Oscar Wilde to Maud Gonne, Catherine Hayes and John McCormack.While in more recent times everyone from The Cranberries to The Corrs, The Prodigy and Boyzone have plied their musical wares here.A church pulpit is curiously placed over on the corner of the stage. I am told it was a prop left over from one of two ‘Father Ted’ episodes filmed in the Theatre Royal. It was on this very stage that Fathers Crilly and McGuire crooned their way through ‘My Lovely Horse’ in that unforgettable Eurovision episode.Most of us of a certain vintage will also have very fond memories of the venue as the Royal Cinema. I can remember being brought to see Franco Zeffirelli’s epic ‘Jesus of Nazareth’ here when I was just six-years-old.I asked photographer Brian Gavin of Press 22, who joins me for this trip down memory lane, about his recollections of the old movie house.“Oh, I remember it well. I loved Westerns and my father used to take me to see all the John Wayne movies here,” Brian recalls.“We knew it as the flea market. You’d be itching all over after coming to see a film at the Royal. You’d have to be deloused when you got home.”Interestingly, Declan McLoughlin of Limerick Film Archive, and Dave Burns, director of The Royal Project, both remember ‘Raging Bull’ as the last film they saw at the city centre cinema. The film, a classic, stars Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s emotional tale about a self-destructive boxer.Speaking of pugilists, the venue has taken a real pummeling in the last number of years. The harsh winter of 2010, which caused pipes to burst, delivered a severe body blow leaving the hall’s wooden floor buckled, uprooted in places, and in serious disrepair.That said, if Declan and Dave have their way, the Royal could, one day in the not so distant future, rise like a beautiful, fiery phoenix to relive some of its former glories.Their plan is to transform this desolate relic into a vibrant four-screen cinema, café/bar and digital hub that would bring much-needed life back into the city centre. The cost of realising this wonderful dream comes in at around €5.9 million — €12 million less than proposed for the controversial footbridge over the River Shannon.It may not make any of the ‘greatest movies of all time’ polls but as it turns out, the last film screened at the Royal was ‘Police Academy 2’.As I walk around one of my favoured city hangouts of the mid-nineties, the memories come rushing back. I vividly remember my old pals, Limerick band ‘The Hitchers’, launching their debut album ‘It’s All Fun and Games ‘Til Someone Loses An Eye’ here back in 1997 to a full house and real rabble-rousing party atmosphere.In the main foyer, a poster advertises a Picturehouse concert at the Theatre Royal on a bygone Sunday June 29 to promote their single ‘Heavenly Day’. Another talks up Billy Nasty, who performed here on Friday August 27, 1997, as “the UK’s number one Techno DJ”.A condom machine looks forlornly down from the wall of an upstairs toilet in this boogie wonderland. Once upon a time, it dispensed ‘sensual, ribbed and coloured’ variety packs to randy concertgoers with their minds on making sweet music of a different kind.In the dressing room, a flood of images come out to greet me from an antique mirror as I revel in a moment of nostalgia in these cosy backstage quarters. I can still picture former proprietor, the affable and charming Seamie Flynn, walking these corridors, greeting musicians and patrons as if into his home.Sitting on the bar in the main hall, an unopened bottle of Corrib Ginger Ale still waits patiently for a stiff drink to come along and liven things up.Posters and fliers that litter the venue tell their own tales of raucous musical capers from the likes of Sharon Shannon, The Spice-ish Girls, Slackjaw and the Australian Pink Floyd.These walls are filled with music, memories and laughter. Hopefully one day soon they will ooze vitality once more.It would be a Royal shame if they don’t!by Alan [email protected] pictures by Brian Gavin/Press 22last_img read more

Cenozoic tectonic history of the South Georgia microcontinent and potential as a barrier to Pacific-Atlantic through flow

first_imgCenozoic opening of the central Scotia Sea involved the tectonic translation of crustal blocks to form the North Scotia Ridge, which today is a major topographic constriction to the flow of the deep Antarctic Circumpolar Current that keeps Antarctica thermally isolated from warmer ocean waters. How this ridge developed and whether it was a topographic barrier in the past are unknown. To address this we investigated the Cenozoic history of the South Georgia microcontinental block, the exposed part of the ridge. Detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology data confirm that the Cretaceous succession of turbidites exposed on South Georgia was stratigraphically connected to the Rocas Verdes backarc basin, part of the South America plate. Apatite thermochronometry results show that South Georgia had remained connected to South America until ca. 45–40 Ma; both record a distinct rapid cooling event at that time. Subsequent separation from South America was accompanied by kilometer-scale reburial until inversion ca. 10 Ma, coeval with the cessation of spreading at the West Scotia Ridge and collision between the South Georgia block and the Northeast Georgia Rise. Our results show that the South Georgia microcontinental block could not have been an emergent feature from ca. 40 Ma until 10 Ma.last_img read more

If you want member engagement, you’d better invest in employee engagement

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Paul Robert Paul Robert has been helping financial institutions drive their retail growth strategies for over 20 years. Paul is the Chief Executive Officer for FI Strategies, LLC, a private consulting company … Web: fi-strategies.com Details In 1917, in the inaugural issue of Forbes magazine, BC Forbes wrote that the purpose of business was not to make a profit but to make people happy. By focusing on making people as happy as possible, he inferred, the business success would follow.One hundred and two years later, our industry is faced with multiple challenges to profitability – and we have little or no control over many of them. However, one we do have direct control over is making people “happy”. That is, engaging our members and employees to such a great extent that they are happy and, ultimately, loyal to our credit union.We’ve all heard the adage, happy employees make happy members. However, research directly correlating those two items has been nebulous, at best. We’ve assumed that the adage is true but have never been able to really demonstrate it. A recent article in Harvard Business review reignited this issue by stating that companies that are recognized as outstanding in customer experience (CX) have 60% more engaged employees (Temkin Group research).In previous articles, we’ve noted that highly engaged employees are also highly productive; in fact, their production is truly outstanding! Bain & Co. reports that your most engaged employees produce 2.25 times as much as your satisfied employees. Simply having “satisfied” or “engaged” employees may not be enough – to create a truly outstanding experience for members and staff, you now need to have the most engaged, or “inspired”, employees.“Inspired employees fully engage with your members and they care about the members well-being,” says Jayne Hitman, National Relationship Manager at CUNA’s Creating Member Loyalty. “It’s an emotional connection for them which equates to an improved experience for your members.”To create this type of culture at your credit union, you may need to break the mold. You may need to stop doing things the way you’ve always done them and try a new way of satisfying, engaging, and inspiring your staff. Here are three general ideas:Make it StrategicMost aspects of the employee experience or culture was always thought of as an HR-thing. Rarely was it at the forefront of business planning and, in fact, oftentimes it only surfaced after all the business strategies were identified and finalized. Today, however, credit unions need to lead with culture and engagement. The question, “How do we create a fully engaged and inspired employee culture?” should be answered at the same time as, “What are our strategic goals for 1 and 5 years from now?”Measure it Diligently Another old adage is what gets measured, gets attention. Some credit unions are pretty good at measuring member satisfaction but very few are good at measuring member engagement and even fewer are good at measuring employee engagement. How can that be? If we truly believe that our mantra is “People helping people”, then why are we so lax in measuring how well we’re helping people? (In this case, “people” refers to members and employees!)Be Passionate and Purposeful Don’t just talk about wanting an engaged culture for members and staff, make sure everyonefeels You can’t fool people with a catchy tagline that you plaster on your website and walls. What people see and hear in public and on social media far outweighs what you hope they experience. And this can’t just be a 2020 thing, either; it has to become engrained in the fabric of who you are as a company – “making people happy is who we are and what we’re about!”Hitman provided the following example of properly investing in employee engagement: “Recently, I had the privilege of speaking at an all employee development day at a $5b credit union. With great excitement the CEO laid out the next 5 years and #1 on their focus was fully equipping and empowering the team to serve their community at the highest level.  When he finished all 700+ employees were on their feet applauding. This passion started at the top and is shared throughout the credit union.”Specifically, there are tools at your disposal to assess and improve the employee engagement level at your credit union, including:Engagement Surveys– These occasional surveys should not focus only on pay and benefits (again, this isn’t just an HR-thing!) but also on the type of work environment you’ve created, the amount of emotional support they feel, and how valued they feel as an employee. And don’t just do a survey and then check it off your list … do focus groups with staff to dig deeper, create action steps as a result of the feedback, and communicate changes in the future thanks to gaining your employees’ perspective.360 Degree Surveys– Yet another old adage: people don’t leave jobs, they leave their boss. Many credit union leaders (executive, managers, and supervisors) know the business thoroughly and are good at teaching the technical or operation side of the business. By far fewer are also good at inspiring, engaging, even motivating their employees to higher levels of performance. An annual 360 survey of each leader will determine their strengths and weaknesses in this regard and produce a personalized development plan to facilitate improvement in levels of employee engagement.Culture Assessment – The word “culture” has many connotations and takes many different shapes. Therefore, you need a holistic approach to assessing and improving it. Start with a survey every 18-24 months that looks at every component of a high-performing performance culture. Break those results into strata so you can see how your executive feel about the culture versus how your frontline staff feels. Focus groups, one-on-one interviews, and observations are also vital to gain richer understanding of what’s working and not working. Overlay these findings with the member’s perspective and you’ll really have a holistic and thorough assessment of your culture.“Building and sustaining a highly engaged culture is challenging; however, when you are in-the-know, you know where your “spring boards” are and at the same time you know where your “road blocks” are.” Hitman says. “It’s too big of a risk to hope you know what’s in the hearts of your team – stop and invest in them so you are truly in-the-know!”Is there a financial investment needed to deploy these tools? Of course there is. But let me repeat the stat from above: your highly engaged employees produce 2.25 times as much as your satisfied employees. How many other items on your 2020 strategic plan have the chance of producing a 225% ROI? And the other stat was: companies who were “outstanding” in customer experience had 60% more engaged employees. What other action items on next year’s plan have such a strong correlation to creating outstanding experiences for your members?If you’re serious about creating a highly engaged and inspired employee culture at your credit union, let’s talk. My email is [email protected] and my direct phone number is 636-578-3280.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSIndyCar to open delayed season in TexasUNDATED (AP) — IndyCar has gotten the green flag to finally start its season in Texas. May 7, 2020 — The NFL has set protocols for reopening team facilities and has told the 32 teams to have them in place by May 15. Commissioner Roger Goodell mapped out several phases of protocols in a memo obtained by The Associated Press. The first phase to deal with the coronavirus pandemic would involve a limited number of non-player personnel. The individual clubs would decide which employees could return to the facility and when, once the buildings reopen. No players would be permitted in the facility except to continue therapy and rehabilitation for injuries that were underway when facilities were ordered closed in late March.— The Cleveland Cavaliers are one of a handful of NBA teams planning to reopen their training facilities Friday for individual player workouts. Coach J.B. Bickerstaff said the team has worked with health officials to ensure players and coaches are safe.— NBA teams have been asked to help the Mayo Clinic with a study that could help researchers come closer to finding a solution to the coronavirus problem. The NBA and its players are partnering with Mayo Clinic officials who need volunteers for a study largely centered around antibodies. Teams were told that the study would help doctors understand the prevalence of COVID-19 among infected individuals who were asymptomatic or experienced only mild symptoms.— Fans will be allowed to enter baseball stadiums Friday for games in Taiwan for the first time this season. It is part of a gradual easing of restrictions amid the pandemic. The China Professional Baseball League said up to 1,000 people would be permitted to enter ballparks after an agreement between the league and Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center.— New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio doesn’t see games returning to Yankee Stadium or Citi Field very quickly, at least not with fans. De Blasio says bigger events are going to be one of the last things that will really fit the equation as the country restarts. He says the perfect time to reopen big events is when the new coronavirus has been “beaten back to next to nothing.” Associated Press According to an affidavit, Nina Thomas struck Earl Thomas repeatedly with her free hand before her husband eventually wrestled the 9 mm Beretta from her grasp. Nina Thomas was arrested on a felony charge of burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.NBA-ANTETOKOUNMPO-ACCOUNTS HACKEDBucks, relatives say Antetokounmpo’s social media was hackedMILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo’s social media accounts were hacked on Thursday afternoon and several bizarre and offensive tweets were posted, according to the Milwaukee Bucks, Antetokounmpo’s brother and the player’s representatives.More than a dozen tweets popped up in Antetokounmpo’s feed in the span of about five minutes, and they appeared to clearly be the work of someone other than the reigning MVP. The tweets included racial slurs, profane attacks on other players and a claim that Antetokounmpo had the coronavirus. — One top-tier Italian soccer team is resisting moves to restart the season. Brescia’s (BREH’-shuhz) captain says his entire squad opposes resuming the soccer season amid the coronavirus pandemic. He tells an Italian newspaper that “we don’t feel safe.” Most clubs in the top Italian league are resuming training on an individual basis this week but last-place Brescia is one of the holdouts.— WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman expects professional boxing to return without spectators and with judges officiating by video from home. Sulaiman said the World Boxing Council has produced a protocol for fights during the coronavirus pandemic that limit, for instance, a four-fight card to about 40-50 people at a venue.— More than 30 workers have accepted voluntary severance packages from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee. It’s part of the organization’s attempt to trim up to 20% of its expenses in response to shortfalls caused by COVID-19. Furloughs and involuntary layoffs are expected to begin next week.— The televised match involving Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and two of the NFL’s greatest quarterbacks is raising $10 million for COVID-19 relief. Turner Sports is producing the May 24 event that will be simulcast on its networks, including TNT and TBS. Woods and Peyton Manning will take on Mickelson and Tom Brady at Medalist Golf Club. The match is the second time live golf will be on TV since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the PGA Tour and other tours around the world. Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson are part of a charity match May 17 at nearby Seminole.CFL-COMMISSIONER-CANCELLATION Update on the latest sports HARBAUGH’S DRAFT PROPOSALSJim Harbaugh proposes one-and-done rule change for NFL draftANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is pushing for a change that would allow football players to enter the NFL draft after their freshman or sophomore seasons in college.Harbaugh shared that idea among others in an open letter to the football community Thursday. Currently, players are not eligible for the NFL draft until they have been out of high school for at least three years. It is a policy in the collective bargaining agreement that runs through the 2030 season.The league and the union have shown no inclination of revising the rule that was unsuccessfully challenged by Maurice Clarett (kluh-REHT’).center_img KANSAS-NCAA INFRACTIONSNCAA calls alleged Kansas basketball violations “egregious”LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The NCAA struck back at the University of Kansas and its men’s basketball program Thursday, calling five Level I violations that are alleged to have occurred “egregious” and arguing that they undermine and threaten” college athletics.In the latest in a series of back-and-forth filings, the NCAA reiterated in a 92-page response its claim that Adidas representatives were acting as boosters when two of them — T.J. Gassnolo and Jim Gatto — helped to arrange payments to prospective recruits. Those transactions became a central point in a wide-ranging FBI probe into college basketball that has ensnared Kansas, Louisville and several other high-profile programs.Officials from Kansas have said they agree with the NCAA that Gassnola made payments to family members and handlers of two players, Billy Preston and Silvio De Sousa. But coach Bill Self and assistant Kurtis Townsend said they were unaware of the transactions, backing up a statement Gassnola made during sworn testimony. CFL commissioner: Canceling season most likely scenarioOTTAWA (AP) — Canadian Football League Commissioner Randy Ambrosie said the most likely scenario is to cancel the season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Ambrosie made the admission for the first time while testifying Thursday to a House of Commons standing committee on finance.Ambrosie appeared via video during a panel on arts, culture, sports and charitable organizations after news broke last week that the CFL had requested up to $150 million Canadian in assistance from the federal government.During his testimony, Ambrosie said the league’s future is “very much in jeopardy.” The race will be run June 6 without spectators at Texas Motor Speedway. That was the next race on the series schedule that hadn’t been postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.IndyCar President Jay Frye says IndyCar worked closely with TMS President Eddie Gossage, his track and public health officials on a plan to “ensure the safety of our event participants.”The June season opener will be on a condensed schedule with practice, qualifying and the race taking place on the same day. There will be strict access guidelines limiting the number of personnel on site, with health screening system administered to all participants and personal protection equipment provided to everyone entering the facility. Social distancing protocols will be in place.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Sporting events in Oregon are likely to be without large crowds likely through at least the end of September because of the new coronavirus. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced steps the state is taking in its reopening next week. Brown asked those planning large gatherings to cancel or significantly modify plans for anything scheduled in September. That’s likely to impact the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers, the Portland Timbers of the MLS, and Oregon and Oregon State college football. While the NBA and MLS have no firm plans of a restart, Oregon and Oregon State both have three home games scheduled. NCAA-COMPENSATING ATHLETESSenators send letters to NCAA leaders with NIL questionsWASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee has sent a letter to NCAA leaders, conferences and schools requesting details about how college athletes can be compensated for their names, images and likenesses.Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi sent 20 questions to each Power Five conference, dozens of colleges and universities and committees at each of the NCAA’s three divisions. Wicker’s letter comes a day after Democratic Senators Chris Murphy and Cory Booker released a letter to NCAA President Mark Emmert urging the association take further action on name, image and likeness compensation for college athletes.Wicker’s letter comes a day after Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., released a letter to NCAA President Mark Emmert urging the association to take further action on name, image and likeness compensation for college athletes. NFL-RAVENS-THOMASPolice: Ravens’ Thomas threatened by wife with gun in TexasBALTIMORE (AP) — The lawyer for the wife of Baltimore Ravens safety Earl Thomas said she is being subjected to an “unfounded ongoing investigation” by Texas police after she allegedly pointed a gun at her husband’s head upon finding him in bed with another woman last month.According to a police affidavit, Nina Thomas tracked down her husband at a short-term rental home in Austin in the early morning hours of April 13 and found him and his brother, Seth, in bed with two women.The affidavit says Nina Thomas admitted to pointing the pistol at Earl Thomas’ head “with the intent to scare him.” She had taken the magazine out of the gun and disengaged the safety, but police noted “she was unaware the gun had a round in the chamber.” The tweets weren’t up for long before disappearing from Antetokounmpo’s account. The Bucks said in a statement that an investigation is underway.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more