Fire Island beach house designed by Paul Rudolph hits market

first_imgThe Water Island home on Atlantic Ocean Walk (Photos via Vinnie Petrarca Real Estate)A quirky Fire Island beach house designed by architect Paul Rudolph recently hit the market for $4 million.The Water Island home on Atlantic Ocean Walk was built in the 1960s and has three bedrooms and four bathrooms, according to Dwell, which first reported on the listing. Those familiar with Rudolph’s Manhattan buildings — which include the Modulighter building on East 58th Street, Halston’s former Lenox Hill home and a modernist townhouse on Beekman Place — will recognize some of the architect’s signature flourishes in the Long Island home. Those include large windows and a boxy balcony affixed to the home’s exterior. The property itself has a pool and a tiered garden, along with a separate guest house on site.Paul Rudolph (Photo via Wikipedia Commons)Earlier this year, another Rudolph home in Larchmont, New York, was listed for $5.6 million. It’s since gotten a price cut and is now asking $4.65 million.The Water Island home is listed with Vinnie Petrarca of Fire Island Real Estate. [Dwell] — Amy Plitt This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

Pussy Riot Protest Against Sentence of Russia’s Opposition Leader In New Video

first_imgRussia’s opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to three and a half years in jail today for allegedly stealing 30 million roubles (approximately $533,000) from French cosmetics company Yves Rocher. His brother, Oleg, who has no history of dissidence against Russia’s rulers, was also sentenced to three and a half years, signifying what many believe to be a return to the Soviet Union of the 60s in which relatives of dissidents would be punished. Outspoken Russian activists and musicians Pussy Riot have released a video in his defense.last_img read more

NSCC survey of specialists highlights strategic industry problems

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Caulker could return to training next week

first_imgQPR defender Steven Caulker could return to training next week.The centre-back has been nursing a hip problem and is yet to feature since Ian Holloway’s return as Rangers manager.AdChoices广告He has been ruled out of Thursday’s home game against Wolves along with Jack Robinson, but both players appear to be close to a return.“He (Caulker) is not ready yet. He’s improving and could possibly be training next week, but hips can be a little bit awkward,” said Holloway.Massimo Luongo, who missed QPR’s defeat at Ipswich on Saturday because of illness, has been passed fit for the Wolves game.Meanwhile, Holloway has all but ruled out a return to QPR for Kenny Jackett. See also:Holloway to take no chances with RobinsonQPR youngster Shodipo signs new contract  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Bitcoin Boy’ Says if You’re Not a Millionaire in Two Years, It’s Your Own Fault x This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s Deleted. x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x Remember Her? Take a Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like Now x Pole Vaulter Allison Stokke is Finally Talking About the Photo Changing Her Life x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

U of L, UK women remain top 15 in polls

first_imgVoters dropped the University of Kentucky’s women’s basketball team despite a season-opening victory, while the University of Louisville held steady in the new Associated Press Top 25 released Monday.UK went from 11th to 13th, passed by North Carolina and No. 12 U of L.The Cats beat Appalachian State 111-74 in their season-opener Friday and next turn to a 7 p.m. Monday “Pack the House” game against No. 8 Baylor in Rupp Arena.The Cards meanwhile knocked off IUPUI in their Friday opener, 89-69, before dealing UT-Martin a 77-43 defeat Sunday at the KFC Yum! Center. They next host Belmont at 7 p.m. Thursday.Kentucky still No. 1; Louisville basketball jumps in new pollWomen’s AP Top 25 released Monday, Nov. 17The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 16, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:Team / Record / Pts / Prv1. UConn (35) / 1-0 / 875 / 12. South Carolina / 1-0 / 827 / 23. Notre Dame / 1-0 / 804 / 34. Tennessee / 1-0 / 756 / 45. Texas A&M / 3-0 / 697 / 56. Stanford / 1-0 / 667 / 67. Duke / 1-0 / 614 / 78. Baylor / 1-0 / 580 / 89. Maryland / 2-0 / 561 / 1010. Texas / 1-0 / 545 / 911. North Carolina / 2-0 / 513 / 1312. Louisville / 2-0 / 504 / 1213. Kentucky / 1-0 / 497 / 1114. California / 1-0 / 427 / 1515. Michigan St. / 1-0 / 408 / 1416. Nebraska / 2-0 / 355 / 1617. West Virginia / 1-0 / 331 / 1718. DePaul / 2-1 / 253 / 1818. Iowa / 2-0 / 253 / 1920. Oregon St. / 2-0 / 215 / 2021. Oklahoma St. / 2-0 / 187 / 2122. Rutgers / 1-0 / 106 / 2423. Syracuse / 1-0 / 100 / 2424. Georgia / 2-0 / 42 / —24. Gonzaga / 1-0 / 42 / —24. Purdue / 1-0 / 42 / —Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 24, James Madison 15, NC State 14, Minnesota 12, South Florida 12, Arkansas 11, Florida St. 11, Mississippi St. 11, Vanderbilt 10, Washington St. 10, St. John’s 8, UCLA 8, Albany (NY) 5, Green Bay 5, Arizona St. 4, Oregon 4, W. Kentucky 4, UALR 2, Georgia Tech 1, Iowa St. 1, Kansas 1, Northwestern 1.last_img read more

infrared41’s Best and Worst 2017 – NFL Week One

first_img Share on other sites 2,279  I don’t understand the hate for the Chargers current uniforms. This isn’t a shot at you, @infrared41. If anything, your opinion seems to be the popular one here. I just never understood why.  Forums Home  I don’t understand the hate for the Chargers current uniforms. This isn’t a shot at you, @infrared41. If anything, your opinion seems to be the popular one here. I just never understood why.  2 504 8,670 Thanks!  All Activity 6,156 infrared41 There’s no pleasing people… Sports Logo News Location:Location Location Share this post 37,657 posts Worst: This topic is now closed to further replies. Chawls I couldn’t see the details up close, however.  Posted September 14, 2017 IceCap Link to post infrared41’s Best and Worst 2017 – NFL Week One Worst: 0 Share this post I don’t understand the hate for the Chargers current uniforms. 2. Panthers – 49ers: There are probably going to be some people who say this game should have taken the top spot. I wouldn’t argue with them too much. This was a really good looking match up too, but I liked Philly – Washington just a tad better.  3. Giants – Cowboys: Mismatched colors, blah…blah…blah…it’s still a good looking match up between two classic looks.  Favourite Logos:I have some. 5. Raiders – Titans: Normally, I’m not a big fan of the Titans navy pant, but they looked pretty solid matched up against the classic Raiders uniforms. If the Titans had gone with the light blue pants, this game would have been in the running for the top spot.  infrared41’s Best and Worst 2017 – NFL Week One 8 hours ago, Chawls said: Elmos World 17 6,156 3. The Los Angeles Rams: Anyone that knows me around here knows that I am a big fan of the Rams late 60’s – early 70’s era blue and white uniforms. When I heard that the Rams were going with the blue and white helmets and pants, I thought that just maybe the little bit of gold left over wouldn’t be enough to screw up the look. Wow, was I wrong. Hard to believe how much that little bit of gold screws up the balance of this uniform. It’s not awful, it just looks like the team is wearing two different uniforms – because it is.   I don’t understand the hate for the Chargers current uniforms. This isn’t a shot at you, @infrared41. If anything, your opinion seems to be the popular one here. I just never understood why.  37,657 posts 16,001 Link to post Share this post I apologize for any decorum Link to post 59 minutes ago, oldschoolvikings said: Sign in to follow this   We the North! Moderators Got what I came for. White socks with dark jerseys and dark pants, what the hell. They looked like the joke they really are. Posted September 15, 2017 Share this post 1,146 8,670 Chawls 8,670 8,670 1. Philadelphia – Washington: Picking the game for the top spot this week was a tough call. In the end, Philly’s all white look was the difference, but it was close. For those of you who are Best and Worst “regulars”, I think the Eagles are going to be this season’s “improvement through attrition” team. Good looking match up in a rather lackluster week. Sport Share this post infrared41 13,075 what the hell is ccslc? 8 hours ago, Chawls said: Forums Home Best: Posted September 14, 2017 Posted September 14, 2017 Recommended Posts Favourite Logos:I have some. By infrared41, September 14, 2017 in Sports Logo News 8,670 Master of the Irrelevant Sport 1. Falcons – Bears Bills-Jets would’ve absolutely been the best matchup of the week had the Jets not stupidly gone with those green pants. I wish those pants would burn, in all honesty. the admiral  Bills – Jets are my top pick. This was a pretty bad week, all in all. Kills me how Steelers-Browns used to be such a classic uniform matchup, and now… not at all. Location:Buffalo, NY 2,940 57,915 posts Posted September 14, 2017 SportsLogos.Net infrared41 Posted September 14, 2017 37,657 posts Share on other sites Cosmic Location:Location Location Link to post infrared41 21,575 Posted September 14, 2017 Members 48 Link to post Location:California 8,670 25 minutes ago, infrared41 said: Share on other sites 57,915 posts Jets should be given a grace period for wearing their green pants… the greens actually match now! It’s nice to see a little more green from them now.  0 Share this post Link to post the admiral There’s no pleasing people… Posted September 14, 2017 infrared41 Speaking of the Jets… I thought this was interesting. Apparently, someone on the Jets website wants the old green to come back as much as some of us do. The first picture is from Buffalo’s website. The second picture is from the Jets website. Maybe it’s just me. but it sure looks like the second picture had the color adjusted a little bit.  There’s no pleasing people… Location:Cincinnati 8,670 7,535 posts 26,192 2,279 Share this post Link to post 48 With that, let’s get the show on the road. Put 60 seconds on the clock and let’s play our game.  2. Chargers – Broncos: What happens when you chase uniform trends? This does. The Broncos Color Rush uniforms are a very nice start to a much needed update. The Chargers just need to go back to any uniform prior to this current set.   Bills – Jets are my top pick. 48 Go To Topic Listing infrared41 IceCap Sports Logos Favourite Logos:”Tradition and simplicity; there’s a fine line between the two. You can’t manufacture tradition but you can empathize simplicity.” – John Viola Moderators 26,192 The dash of powder blue + yellow often makes green to my eyes, but I do think the hate for them is a little overblown. Again, not just infrared… in general. Location:detroit 26,192 37,657 posts Cosmic Cosmic 6,156 Share this post Favourite Logos:I have some. 8,670 All Activity AHcreative Share this post Moderators 3 SportsLogos.Net kroywen Link to post There’s no pleasing people… 16,001 Link to post Share this post 26,192 Forest or Kelly Green, I still think the jets have some of the best uniforms in the league. Especially when wearing the green pants on the road.  From where I was sitting in Paul Brown Stadium the orange and purple in the sunshine was a pleasing clash of colors.  12,787 posts leopard88 2center_img AHcreative Favourite Logos:I have some. 45,948 posts Moderators 504 1 8,670 Members Link to post Location:New Orleans metro area Sign in to follow this   16,001 26,438 posts 2,279 Favourite Logos:North Stars 8,670 𝐋𝐄𝐓 𝐌𝐄 𝐈𝐍 9 hours ago, Heitert said: 8,670 I don’t hate the Chargers current uniforms. In fact, the Chargers have made the best list a couple times over the years. I just think any Chargers set prior to the current set is much, much better. The current set is a real snapshot of its time and it doesn’t hold up well at all.  That’s it for this week. We’ll reset and do it (on time) again next week. Thanks for taking a look.  Share on other sites 6,156 There aren’t many of us around here, brother. 37,657 posts Share on other sites Location:New York 2,940 There’s no pleasing people… 8,670 Jets should be given a grace period for wearing their green pants… the greens actually match now! It’s nice to see a little more green from them now.  Members Posted September 14, 2017 Location:Tampa, FL 1 Link to post Cosmic infrared41 leopard88 2,940 Good to have this thread back. Link to post Posted September 14, 2017 8,670 13,075 0 6,156 Share on other sites 194 posts Moderators oldschoolvikings Location:Buffalo, NY infrared41’s Best and Worst 2017 – NFL Week One Good to have this thread back. 26,192 I would give the top spot to Panthers/49ers myself. That’s a great contrast of styles and colours. Share this post 0 12,186 posts infrared41 Share this post 1,146 Posted September 14, 2017 Posted September 14, 2017 Share this post We’re running very late this week. Normally, I try to post the lists no later than Tuesday morning, but I have family down in Florida so I was a little preoccupied with Hurricane Irma.  Link to post Location:Location Location 1. Falcons – Bears: The Bears making a very rare appearance on the worst list. The mono-blue is awful. It’s even worse when it’s paired with those boring, dated Falcons uniforms.  Location:Location Location the admiral 13,075 oldschoolvikings 6 13 minutes ago, infrared41 said: 8,670 2 1,501 posts Members Share on other sites Followers 0 infrared41 Back for another season of weekly best and worst lists that are sure to please a few people, infuriate a few people, and be ignored by whole bunch of people. The lists are just for fun and they’re just my opinion. Your opinion is always welcome. 1 8,670 Moderators Share this post 1,146 Link to post Favourite Logos:I have some. 9,812 posts half horse, half mountain lion, half grizzly bear 0 I agree…right up to “especially when wearing green pants.” The Jets are in my top ten of NFL uniforms. The green pants aren’t bad and can look great in the right match ups, but I like the all white look a lot better. I’ll admit the all white is a bit of a nostalgia thing for me. It reminds me of the Joe Namath Jets. (Yeah, I’m old enough to have seen the Namath Jets. )  4,729 posts Share this post 0 Share on other sites Posted September 14, 2017 Share on other sites Share this post Sports Logos Week one wasn’t exactly a great start to the season, but we still got a few good looking match ups and a few not so good looking match ups.  Members 16 hours ago, Chawls said: Members A couple quick notes before we get started. Barring a particularly horrific match up, Color Rush games are not going to be eligible for a spot on the weekly worst list. Based on what we’ve seen in two years of Color Rush games, it’s probably safe to say that the majority of the Color Rush games are going to look bad. I think including CR games on the worst list is too easy and a little lazy.  0 Favourite Logos:North Stars I agree…right up to “especially when wearing green pants.” The Jets are in my top ten of NFL uniforms. The green pants aren’t bad and can look great in the right match ups, but I like the all white look a lot better. I’ll admit the all white is a bit of a nostalgia thing for me. It reminds me of the Joe Namath Jets. (Yeah, I’m old enough to have seen the Namath Jets. )  6,156 Forest or Kelly Green, I still think the jets have some of the best uniforms in the league. Especially when wearing the green pants on the road.  12,186 posts 6. Steelers – Browns: The Browns current look ain’t great, but there are a couple combos that I think look pretty good under the right circumstances. The all white combo in the sunshine matched up with the Steelers is one of those circumstances.  Share on other sites 26,192 21,575 Share on other sites Location:Location Location Members Posted September 14, 2017 Share on other sites Link to post 504 Members 21,575 half horse, half mountain lion, half grizzly bear 3 Followers 0  Bills – Jets are my top pick. 0 Been waiting for this thread! Nice to see you back Thin cyan next to thin yellow looks sort of green, and I think a lot of folks are burned out on Agency. I wouldn’t even call it hate. We hate the Thunder. The Chargers are just mildly frustrating because they could go in several directions and look better than they do. kroywen Share on other sites 4. Jets – Bills: This game would have taken the top spot if the Jets had gone with all white. The white over green look is pretty solid, but I prefer the all white. I’ve said it before, but the Bills should be page one in the great book of “This is How You Update a Uniform.” Link to post Posted September 14, 2017 the admiral Members Link to post Posted September 14, 2017 The member formerly known as Heitert Members Share on other sites 6 minutes ago, Cosmic said: infrared41 Elmos World 17 Share on other sites I apologize for any decorum Share on other sites Share this post Share on other sites Members Posted September 15, 2017 Sports Logo News Location:The Land of Pleasant Livinglast_img read more

Euro Delight! Unibet hits £38 million profits for H1 2016

first_img Related Articles Kindred: Spelinspektionen has failed in its management of Swedish marketplace June 11, 2020 Henrik TjärnströmStockholm-listed European sports betting operator Unibet Plc, continues its strong 2016 momentum posting a consecutive ‘all-time’ revenue quarter in its latest interim results for Q2 and H1 2016 (unaudited period ending 30 June).Updating the market this morning, Unibet governance would detail that the company had recorded group revenues of £126 million for Q2 2016 (Q2 2015: £80 million), closing its H1 revenues at £249 million (H1 2015: £156 million).Reporting growth throughout its top-line metrics with strong contributions across its brands, Unibet would declare an underlying EBITDA of £50.5 million (£39 million) for H1 2016 combined with H1 group profits of £38 million (H1 2016: £26.5 million).Unibet Q2 & H1 2016 Performance OverviewAs expected Q2 corporate activity would be characterised by Euro 2016 performance which saw Unibet register +1.1 million active customers throughout its European betting portfolio (brands: Unibet, iGame and Stan James Online).Targeting this key industry period, Unibet governance detailed that the company had boosted its marketing expenditure with the aim of acquiring new customers and reactivating existing player accounts.Its increased marketing activity would reduce Q2 profits to £13 million, nevertheless, Unibet governance are confident that its betting brands will sustain period growth in their upcoming quarters, helping the company hit its full-year 2016 targets.Commenting on H1 2016 performance  Unibet Group’s CEO Henrik Tjärnström stated;“The quarter was characterised by the Euro 2016 which provided a new all-time high in customer activity and continued strong growth. Margins in the tournament were significantly higher in July than in June. If the margins had been consistent across the tournament, then Gross winnings revenue for the second quarter would have been around GBP 3 million higher.”“As in previous tournament years, we invested heavily in marketing both for new customer acquisition and reactivation of existing customers. While this has a short term effect in reducing profits, we are confident that this as proven previously will drive sustained growth in Gross winnings revenue and profits. For the quarter, marketing was 30 per cent of Gross winnings revenue, but for the full year we still expect it to average a few percentage points below 30 per cent.”“In the period from 1 to 24 July 2016, average daily Gross winnings revenue in GBP has more than doubled compared to the same period in 2015. Adjusting for the unusually high margin on the final stages of the Euros, the impact of exchange rate changes and acquisitions, the organic constant currency growth is close to 50 per cent, Share Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Submit Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020last_img read more

Newport 15-16 Edinburgh: Gunners keep Champions Cup hopes alive

first_imgEdinburgh kept alive their hopes of Champions Cup qualification by beating Newport Gwent Dragons 16-15 in the PRO12 at Rodney Parade.The Scottish side headed to Newport needing to win to cut the gap to sixth-placed rivals Glasgow and they did just that thanks to a try by Hamish Watson and 11 points from the tee.The victory leaves seventh-placed Edinburgh four points behind the Warriors in the scramble for spots in next year’s elite European competition with just four fixtures remaining, while they could even sneak into the play-offs with a perfect finale.The Dragons, meanwhile, have won just four league games all season, are languishing in 10th and looking nervously over their shoulder at the Italian pair of Zebre and Treviso. Edinburgh had to settle for another penalty – this time through the left boot of scrum-half Sam Hidalgo-Clyne – and there was no doubting they were good value for the 6-0 lead.The Dragons then enjoyed their best spell of the half approaching the interval with Wales wing Hallam Amos bundled into touch just short and prop Phil Price and flanker Lewis Evans held up over the line.They had to settle for three points through Jones, only to immediately waste that effort straight from the restart when Hidalgo-Clyne made it 9-3 with the final kick of the half.After a tryless first 40 minutes both teams crossed the whitewash in the opening minutes of the second half.Amos burst through midfield for a score that Jones converted, only for Edinburgh to regain the initiative thanks to Watson and Hidalgo-Clyne after a driving line-out.Edinburgh’s lead was reduced to a point when Amos finished powerfully down the left for his second to make it 16-15.Hidalgo-Clyne was wide with an effort that would have given a bit of breathing space and it was tense as the game entered the final quarter of an hour.The scrum-half missed again with 10 minutes left but it did not cost his side as they held on for a precious victory. Dragons fly-half Dorian Jones missed an ambitious long-range penalty in the second minute and it was a cagey opening, with neither side able to create a clear opening against well-drilled defences.Edinburgh grew into the game and went close after 14 minutes when fly-half Phil Burleigh sniped clear at a ruck before flanker Watson went on the charge.The Dragons snuffed out that attack but soon were caught offside to allow Blair Kinghorn to make it 3-0 in the 18th minute.That advantage almost increased after 25 minutes when Watson opted to go for the line with men outside to his right, only to be dragged down just short by prop Brok Harris.last_img read more

SA, Germany to improve water

A diagram of the workings of the communal water house, which is being piloted in the small Karoo town of Jansenville, Eastern Cape. Dignitaries at the sod-turning ceremony held in July 2008 in Jansenville. The commemorative plaque unveiled by The Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, Derek Hanekom, and HisExcellency the German Ambassador to South Africa, Dieter Haller. The community will benefit from access to better quality water. (All images: Communal Water House.)Janine ErasmusIn a partnership to boost access to safe drinking water in Africa, South Africa and Germany have developed a unit that promotes water-use efficiency in rural communities.The communal water house (CWH) is being piloted in the small Karoo town of Jansenville in one of South Africa’s most impoverished provinces, the Eastern Cape. It was unveiled in July 2008 by the national Department of Science and Technology (DST).Speaking to an audience of jubilant residents at the sod-turning ceremony, Derek Hanekom, deputy minister of science and technology, said, “Today we celebrate the power of innovative thinking and partnership.“It is hoped that such initiatives will be rolled out to other municipalities in South Africa in the future. This project clearly demonstrates how, through science and technology, we can meet the needs of the poor.”The DST’s key partners in this project are the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, which has invested R21-million ($2.7-million), the South African Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, the Ikwezi Municipality and the University of Potsdam in Germany.Other partners include the University of Tshwane, the National Research Foundation in South Africa, the German Society for Solar Energy, and German Water and Energy GmbH.First for SAThe pilot project is the first such facility in South Africa and encompasses the use of advanced water treatment, water recycling and improved sanitation technologies, enabling residents to access potable water within a short walking distance. The CWH is designed to service between 200 and 800 people at a time.In the CWH, run-off from cooking and bathing, or grey water, is treated and re-used for laundry, sanitation and irrigation. Solar panels are provided to heat the water, boosting standards of hygiene and making the washing process more efficient. Other community benefits include a reduced need to transport large volumes of water over great distances and the creation of jobs for the construction and maintenance of CWHs.After being drawn from its source, which may be a rainwater tank, borehole or tap, the water is put through a water treatment station and undergoes filtration, biological cleaning methods and UV irradiation, before being diverted to the community water outlet.The DST plans to expand the technology to people in other municipalities. “We are confident that this cutting-edge technology will enable us to reach the last 12% of our people who currently have no access to safe drinking water,” said Hanekom.The water savings from this innovative project are estimated at 10 m3 or 3 500 m3 per year, which is the equivalent of free public services for 150 000 people. The CWH website claims that water is used two to three times more efficiently; therefore more people can be serviced by the same amount of water. Some 50% to 70% of the community’s water is recycled.In addition, energy demand is 100 000 kWh lower per year – as solar energy is used instead of fossil fuels. Access to electricity is not required, reducing the pressure on the environment.“Our partnering with the DST and its project team aims to benefit the poor and contribute jointly to better livelihoods in South Africa,” commented German ambassador to South Africa Dieter Haller, adding that he was proud of the results of the science and technology partnership.Germany and South Africa have collaborated extensively over the years in fields such as economy, biodiversity, defence, geoscience, environment, culture, development cooperation, and science and technology. The two countries have bilateral agreements in place in a number of areas and are currently involved in some 80 active projects with a total investment value of R951-million ($125-million).Access to clean water a global problemThe World Health Organisation states that as of 2002 only 58% of the entire global population had access to improved water, while access to proper sanitation stood at 36%. Many people have to travel long distances to get water from rivers and wells, while drinking from these unreliable sources increases the risk of contracting water-borne diseases such as cholera, hepatitis E, typhoid and dysentery.Part of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals drive is to improve water supply across the world. The World Health Organisation reports that in order to meet the goal of halving the number of people without sustainable access to drinkable water and basic sanitation by 2015, an additional 260 000 and 370 000 people every day from now until 2015 must gain access to improved water and sanitation respectively.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view Useful linksCommunal Water House project websiteDepartment of Science and TechnologyDepartment of Water Affairs and ForestryGerman Federal Ministry of Education and ResearchWorld Health OrganisationUnited Nations Millennium Development GoalsIkwezi Municipality (Jansenville) read more