Tyler VanderWeele and Xihong Lin, faculty members at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, have both received prestigious awards from the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS), in honor of their outstanding contributions to the profession of statistics.The awards were presented on Aug. 2, 2017 at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Baltimore.VanderWeele, professor of epidemiology, received the 2017 Presidents’ Award, which is presented annually to a young member of one of the participating societies of COPSS. The award citation recognized VanderWeele “for fundamental contributions to causal inference and the understanding of causal mechanisms; for profound advancement of epidemiologic theory and methods and the application of statistics throughout medical and social sciences; and for excellent service to the profession including exceptional contributions to teaching, mentoring, and bridging many academic disciplines with statistics.”Lin, Henry Pickering Walcott Professor of Biostatistics and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics, received the COPSS 2017 Florence Nightingale David Award. Sponsored jointly by COPSS and the Caucus for Women in Statistics, this award is granted biennially to a female statistician who serves as a role model to other women by her contributions to the profession through excellence in research, leadership of multidisciplinary collaborative groups, statistics education, or service to the professional societies. The award citation recognized Lin “for leadership and collaborative research in statistical genetics and bioinformatics; and for passion and dedication in mentoring students and young statisticians.”Read more about their work here. Read Full Story
The class of 2017 valedictorian, Caleb “C.J.” Pine, said growing up in Tianjin, China was what sparked his interest in culture and conflict.“Being an American who lived in China for 18 years, I was really interested in questions of culture and conflict and how I saw myself as a bridge who could get involved in cultural understanding,” Pine said.Pine, a Truman Scholar and a Gilman Scholar, is an Arabic and peace studies major with a minor in philosophy, politics and economics (PPE). Also a member of Notre Dame’s Glynn Family Honors Program and a Hesburgh-Yusko Scholar, Pine is graduating with a 3.92 cumulative GPA and will intern at the Bureau of International Organization Affairs within the State Department in Washington, D.C.Pine said one of the reasons he came to Notre Dame was because of the peace studies program. He said Arabic was something he started from scratch when he came to Notre Dame, but that his first exposure to Islam was when he moved to western China, where his dad was conducting research on the area’s Muslim community.“I was interested in just learning,” Pine said. “I started freshman year and had the chance to spend my summer in Jordan, and was able to study abroad in the Middle East, as well, and it kind of just developed from there.”Pine spent two semesters studying abroad during his time at Notre Dame. His first study abroad experience was at Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem during his spring 2015 semester, and his second experience was at Princess Sumaya University of Technology in Jordan during his spring 2016 semester.During his undergraduate career, Pine has focused on refugees and promoting interreligious dialogue. He completed an internship last summer at the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs, studying religious dynamics in Burma and working with religious communities in the U.S. to support refugee resettlement. While studying abroad in Jerusalem, Pine also volunteered his time to teach English at a Palestinian refugee camp.“My interest in working with refugees was definitely sparked by the fact that my freshman year and throughout all of college, the refugee crisis has been such a huge humanitarian crisis, and … our generation has come to adulthood with this going on in the world,” he said. “Given the fact that I was interested in culture and religion and conflict, I felt that this was a specific case that I wanted to dive into and to apply peace studies.”Pine organized Solidarity With Syria, a student advocacy group and awareness campaign with the goal of countering Islamophobia on campus. He also helped found Road to Mafraq, a nonprofit that seeks to increase access to education for children affected by violence in the Middle East, but focusing specifically on Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan.“When I decided to attend Notre Dame, I was excited about the mission statement — the idea that there’s this learning of service and justice,” Pine said. “There’s this sense of being very honored and blessed to represent the mission statement and the desire to live out that mission statement.”Pine, a resident of Siegfried Hall, said his time at Notre Dame was largely defined by all the relationships he established with both his friends and professors. He said he recently experienced a moment in the dorm he lived in for four years when the reality of graduation suddenly hit him.“We had to take down the decorations on our wall for room inspections,” Pine said. “My room has been more bare, and I think it started to hit me. It became a little more real that I’ll be moving out soon, and I started to think about my last day of class and things wrapping up.”Graduating alongside the people that became friends and family to him during his time at the University is particularly humbling, Pine said.“I feel very honored, very blessed to have the opportunity to represent the class of 2017 and to reflect on what has been most significant about the Notre Dame experience, and what it means to belong to the Notre Dame community,” he said. “I’m proud to be a part of the class of 2017, and I’m excited see where the future takes all of us and the way we can apply all the things we learned here at Notre Dame.”Tags: Caleb Pine, Class of 2017, Commencement 2017, Road to Mafraq, Solidarity With Syria, study abroad, valedictorian
Star Files View Comments Phillipa Soo Phillipa Soo & Steven Pasquale(Photo by Phillipa Soo on Instagram) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the holiday weekend. Steven Pasquale & Phillipa Soo Get EngagedThe “Best of Wives and Best of Women!” Steven Pasquale (The Robber Bridegroom) has stolen Phillipa Soo’s (Hamilton) heart. Just before she wowed the world on the Grammys, the actress wrote on her Instagram: “We’re engaged! In love with this man. I will enjoy spicy noodle soup with him for the rest of my days.” Pasquale in turn said (sic): “Oh just some spicy Chinese noodles with my bride to be. Workin down the st from each other. #bestcityintheworld.” Congratulations to the happy couple from everyone here at Broadway.com!Tara Fitzgerald to Play Lady MacbethSomething wicked this way comes! Stage and screen star Tara Fitzgerald (Selyse Baratheon in HBO’s Game of Thrones) is set to appear as Lady Macbeth opposite Ray Fearon (the upcoming Beauty and the Beast) in the eponymous role. Iqbal Khan’s take on the Shakespeare classic will run at Shakespeare’s Globe in London from June 18. Time to look into our air miles (again)…Perfect Crime’s Warren Manzi Dead at 60Playwright Warren Manzi died on February 11 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, aged 60. The New York Times reports that the cause of death was pneumonia. He was perhaps best known for his off-Broadway whodunit Perfect Crime, which is the longest-running play in Big Apple theater history at almost 29 years and counting. The show is playing at the Theater Center in the Anne L. Bernstein Theater.General Elmo Invades HamiltonGeneral Elmo stopped by the Presidents’ weekend #Ham4Ham show to interrupt sing-along with General Washington’s “The Story Of Tonight.” Christopher Jackson kept his cool. But of course he did!
MONTPELIER-The first road surface repair project under Operation Smooth Ride, the Vermont Agency of Transportation’s $3 million supplemental spring paving program, will commence on Wednesday, May 14.Paving crews on Wednesday will be in Colchester to repair 2.4 miles of Route 2A, a heavily-traveled roadway in Chittenden County that received significant damage as a result of last winter’s severe weather conditions.”The asphalt plants are up and running, and we are excited to get Operation Smooth Ride underway,” said Agency of Transportation Secretary Neale Lunderville. “Damaged roadways all around the state will be receiving treatment over the next few weeks.”Governor Jim Douglas in March instructed VTrans to develop a special $3 million program that will improve the condition of selected state and Class 1 town highways that incurred some of the worst damage caused by this year’s extreme winter. The Legislature endorsed the Governor’s proposal.As part of Operation Smooth Ride, the Agency of Transportation (VTrans) will rejuvenate nearly 80 miles of roadway in 25 towns this spring.Operation Smooth Ride is not a replacement program for VTrans’ normal roadway maintenance efforts. Road crews will conduct additional roadway patching and leveling throughout the spring and summer at locations that have yet to be determined.In choosing the locations that have been identified for repair, VTrans pavement engineers collaborated with the Agency’s nine maintenance districts to identify roadway segments where the application of new blacktop will last several years.In addition to road maintenance activity, VTrans in 2008 also will pave and preserve 270 miles of roadway as part of the Agency’s routine annual paving program. Information about Operation Smooth Ride and VTrans paving program can also be found by visiting the Agency’s website at www.aot.state.vt.us(link is external).
If You Go By 1870, the population of Cahawba was down to 431, with 302 being African American. During the Reconstruction Era, Cahawba was given a derogatory nickname by residents in Selma, “Mecca of the Radical Republican Party,” because freed black men met in the damaged courthouse to organize politically. After emancipation, some African American residents became landowners. One was Ezekel Arthur, who traveled to surrounding states to find relatives who had been sold away. Returning with family members to Cahawba, he became a successful farmer and eventually bought the Fambro house, which was occupied by his descendants until the late 1990s. Photo by Mike Bezemek Today, Old Cahawba Archaeological Park preserves more than the location of Alabama’s first state capital. Hidden amid thick foliage, visitors can explore remnants from over 500 years of communities and towns.Each establishment ultimately vanished, often under mysterious circumstances. Alabama became a territory in 1817. The following year, Governor William Bibb selected Cahawba as the capital city, due to its river location and abundant blufftop springs. A two-story brick building was erected in the town center and Cahawba rapidly expanded. There were stores, hotels, river ferries, two newspapers, a theater, and a state-owned bank. President Monroe relocated the Federal Land Office to Cahawba and land prices skyrocketed from $1 per acre to between $60 and $70. Within a few years, vacant lots downtown cost around $5,000, or about $100,000 in today’s money. Though the park offers free use of cruiser bikes, I wander on foot, roughly chronologically. The park’s website includes detailed site history, which I use as a guide. My first stop is the old town center on a bluff above the confluence of the Cahaba and Alabama Rivers. It’s now a field of grass and oak trees draped in Spanish moss mostly used for picnicking, but a closer look reveals signs of the site’s first inhabitants. The disappearance of this early village is dated to around 1540, roughly the same time that Hernando DeSoto’s expedition was traveling through the area. An encounter with Chief Tuskaloosa at an unknown fortress quickly turned violent. The conquistadors were armed with advanced weapons, like crossbows, swords, and possibly harquebus—a type of early musket. The Native Americans probably fought with spears or bows and arrows. Around 200 of the 600 Spaniards were killed or injured, while almost the entire native force of 2,500 to 3,000 was killed. An Alabama archaeological park preserves over 500 years of mysterious ruins Continuing my walk, I turn north and follow Vine Street, past info markers for antebellum stores. I soon reach one of Old Cahawba’s highlights, remnants of a building called the Crocheron Columns. When the Union won the Battle of Selma, in April 1865, Generals Wilson and Forest met in Cahawba. Thirteen days after John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Lincoln, around 2,300 soldiers released from Cahaba and Andersonville Prisons were aboard the steamship Sultana. The boat was dangerously overloaded, and while ascending the Mississippi River, the Sultana’s boiler exploded, killing nearly 2,000 soldiers, the largest maritime accident in American history. The next morning, I drive to the Old Cahawba visitor center, then walk down Capitol Street, the eerie main road running through dense forest. Like many American cities, there are intersecting roads laid out in a grid. Block upon block, each lined by jungle instead of buildings. Rain pools on my windshield faster than the blades can wipe it away. I’m 10 miles south of Selma, driving a cracked road through dripping wilderness toward the Alabama River. Arriving at Six Mile Creek, I find a mostly empty campground. The lower riverside sites have a veneer of damp mud from recent flooding. It’s hot and steamy, so I set up my cot inside my mesh bug shelter and sweat through the night. For thousands of years, the region was home to tribes of the Mississippian culture. Sometime between the 11th and 16th centuries, a Native American town was built here, possibly by people who came up the river in canoes from near Mobile Bay. Excavated pottery shards suggest huts arranged atop an earthen mound next to the riverbank. On the land side, there was a semi-circular defensive wall and moat. Walking around the southwestern corner of the field, I follow portions of this moat, which today resembles a dry creek bed. On my return, I pass construction work at the site of the original state house. Site director Linda Derry explains they’re erecting a “ghost structure,” a building frame that outlines the dimensions of the long-gone capitol. “We’re preserving the story of Old Cahawba,” she says. “You can read the landscape like you can a book. To understand what is happening in our country now, we must think critically about our past.” Cover Photo: At Old Cahawba visitors find the ruins of Alabama’s first capital. Photo by Mike Bezemek. The population dropped to only 300 residents, but Cahawba revived during the mid-1800s as a hub for plantation cotton distribution. Steam-powered paddle-wheelers plied the waters below the town, and a railroad spur was built from nearby Marion. In 1861, the Civil War came to Cahawba. The confederate government confiscated the rail line, dismantling the rails and spikes, reusing them on a new line connecting Selma with Demopolis. During June 1863, the Confederate Army opened Cahaba Federal Prison, which eventually held 9,000 Union inmates. While conditions were poor, the prison had one of the lowest death rates during the war because of the availability of fresh spring water. Many of these wells and spring pipes remain today. Little is known about the area during the next hundred years, but by the late 1600s the region was controlled by European colonial powers. First the French, then the British, and later the Spanish. In 1795, the land was ceded to the recently independent United States. Around 1815, after a series of wars and treaties, the federal government removed the Choctaw and Creek tribes, opening the Alabama wilderness to white settlement. This prompted a land rush of farmer and cotton plantation owners. The area became known as the Black Belt, both for the dark rich soils perfect for growing cotton and for the large enslaved black population who worked the fields. In addition to touring the ruins of Old Cahawba by foot or bike, the park offers two canoe ramps, which allow for a 3-mile paddling trip on the Cahaba and Alabama Rivers. Nearby, Forever Wild is developing the Old Cahawba Prairie, with birding and hiking opportunities. More info: alabamaforeverwild.com/old-cahawba-prairie The capital city’s unraveling began with the economic devastation of the National Panic of 1819. Yellow Fever broke out during the summers of 1821 and 1822. During the latter year, heavy rains flooded the town. In 1825, the state legislature moved the capital to Tuscaloosa. Residents packed their belongings—and their houses—moving them brick by brick in some cases. My next stop is the Barker Slave Quarters, still standing after the Barker mansion burned in 1935. From there, I wander through what was called the Negro Burial Ground, and then onward past the Fambro House.
47SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jill Nowacki Jill Nowacki started her career with credit unions in 2001. She has taken on leadership roles at credit unions and state and national trade associations. Now, she uses her experience … Web: www.humanidei.com Details My 4th grade teacher once got frustrated with the collective distractedness of my class. She responded by instructing us that from that point forward, we should put our troubles on a shelf when we entered the classroom. We could pick them back up at the end of the day and deal with them then, but being preoccupied with trouble at home was not an option when we needed to memorize math formulas and phonics. This strategy might have worked if we had been robots. It did not work for human beings. There was no off switch for the distractions that followed us to school. These were often very real, very challenging issues. Students worried if there would be an adult at home at the end of the day, where they would find their next meal, if they were safe from bullies on the bus.Our employees carry heavy burdens, too. Regardless of their best intentions to fully engage with work tasks, they cannot always set aside worries until the end of a shift. Parenting challenges, financial struggles, ailing parents and countless other big and small concerns come to work with employees at every level of your organization. Just like in my 4th grade classroom, this distractedness— while fully human and understandable—is treated as a liability in the office. Even organizations that promote work-life balance attempt to force single-mindedness at work by blocking employee access to social media sites, banning personal cell phone use at work stations, or enforcing rigid clock-in/clock-out schedules. Advances in technology have helped many industries remove at least some human error. One example in the book “The Inevitable,” comes from pill-dispensing robots in a California hospital. To date, the robots have never made a mistake with a prescription. The same cannot be said of human pharmacists.When accuracy and consistency are top priority, artificial intelligence and other emerging technology offer solutions to remediate human performance issues. Machines do not end up $20 short in their cash drawer or skip important steps in check negotiation. They do not fight with their spouses in the morning, then take it out on members later in the day. Computers are not too nervous to cross-sell the product that predictive analytics identify as a perfect fit. With the employment rate at an all-time low and a rise in people choosing the flexibility of a thriving gig economy, credit union executives have struggled to find qualified employees. The talent gap is real; the perfect fit is rare. Even after a hire is made, there is often misalignment between the employee’s expectations for their career and what the organization can offer. Are robots the answer to ending this war for talent? Acquiring more machines is relatively simple. Machines do not seek work-life balance, unlimited vacation hours or a defined career path. They are consistent, accurate and free from the distraction of being human.Many leaders might find themselves celebrating this idea. Don’t replace your HR department with mechanics and engineers just yet, though. Technology will not displace humans at work, it will change the value humans must add. As Kevin Kelly writes in The Inevitable: This is not a race against the machines. It is a race with the machines. Jobs that today demand highly skilled employees—data analysis for example— increasingly happen faster, cheaper, and more accurately when delegated to a machine. Work will shift. Data analysts will delegate to machines analysis they currently believe only they are qualified to complete. Then, they will spend their time dreaming up new ways to use data to solve bigger problems as their mechanical co-workers calculate away. Humans will spend more time thinking; robots will execute more of the doing. Employees will need to be creative, mindful, emotionally intelligent humans to use their minds this way. All workplaces—not just Google, Apple and a few think tanks—will need to foster opportunities to create this type of brain space. Fortunately, elementary education has changed significantly since my 4th grade experience and classrooms already emphasize collaborative learning over individual memorization. This approach makes sense: Children will grow up knowing exactly how to use machines to perform calculations and execute tasks. Their brain space will not be occupied with remembered facts, but ideas for improving the world. The greatest value they will add will be in using technology to bring dreams to life. Organizations should intentionally cultivate greater human value by prioritizing empathy, collective creativity and collaborative ideation in employee development. This is not to make “nicer” workplaces, but to achieve improved decision-making and better outcomes. I am proud of a program we offer in Connecticut to develop stronger leaders. The Executive Education program was designed for high-potential professionals aspiring to the C-suite. Participants meet every month over two academic years to broaden their understanding of all areas of credit union leadership. From participants in four cohorts, there has been a recurring theme: Leaders feel so much pressure (and so much uncertainty over how) to make good decisions. They do not need more information. With always overflowing plates and a constant pull in many directions, there is an abundance of data. They need to know how to make space to discern. Traditional education and training have taught people what to think and do. Now, the machines can do that for us. It is time for human employees to understand how to think and solve problems. This year, I brought my challenge of developing whole humans to Leo Ardine, CEO of United Teletech Financial Federal Credit Union in New Jersey and Certified Executive Coach and Mindfulness Instructor. We worked together to add one new course for each cohort: Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence for one; Strategic Alignment and Living Personal Values for the other. During instruction, Leo used one very powerful visual: Imagine a pot-bound plant with roots that have expanded beyond the pot’s capacity. They have wound around one another, tightly entwined, pushing out dirt as they seek escape. Without room to flow freely, the roots tangle and cut off the ability for the plant to thrive. Now, imagine those roots are thoughts; the pot a mind. Where is the space to make good decisions in that environment? The value humans add is that they are not machines. Brains cannot be turned on to churn out one set of decisions from 9-to-5, abruptly switched to a totally different area of life and responsibilities, then flipped back again without ever stopping to let things settle. For human value to be maximized, space must be created, introspection must be encouraged, and mindfulness must be cultivated. Today’s organizations must help employees find the space for their minds to thrive. What are you doing to help your employees be more human at work? Want to Explore These Ideas Further? Consider Reading: The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future. Kevin Kelly. Copyright 2016. Axial Shift: The Decline of Trump, the Rise of the Greens, and the New Coordinates of Societal Change. Otto Scharmer, Co-founder Presencing Institute and Senior Lecturer at MIT.
NCUA headquarters continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The NCUA board Thursday approved a $160.1 million equity distribution from the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund that will be paid to eligible credit unions in the second quarter of 2019. This is the second such distribution from the NCUA, the first, in the amount of $735.7 million, went to credit unions starting in July 2018.CUNA was the only national credit union trade association to support NCUA closing the Temporary Corporate Credit Union Stabilization Fund in 2017, which led to last year’s distributions.“We commend NCUA for its prudent stewardship of credit union funds and for recognizing that this money could be best put to use serving credit union members around the country,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “CUNA was the only national credit union trade association advocating for distributions because we know credit unions will put these funds to work for their members.”
To a large extent, the scar that the Great Recession left has kept the financial world on red alert for any kind of recurrence. Just as the present growth has been slow and shallow, its eventual contraction may well be a gradual one, as robust defences are in place to prevent the cataclysmic shock that occurred a decade ago.Perhaps though a crisis of the scale and damage caused by the subprime mortgage crisis in 2007-08 could be replicated from an unexpected source that the world is not expecting.Cyber attacks and data breaches have been prominent in the news over the last couple of years, thanks to high-profile breaches at the likes of Facebook, Marriott and British Airways. Given the integral role technology plays in the way we do business and go about our lives, could a cyber attack set the butterfly’s wings flapping on the next financial crisis?The 2007-08 crisis emanated from severe loss of liquidity in financial markets. With the global financial system reliant on payment companies and other intermediaries facilitating frictionless movement of money from one place to another, one can imagine the damage that could be caused by a major disruption to this. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
Agus went on to say that the ministry would create a list of the live animals that would be barred from being imported in the regulation, among which he said were reptiles such as “snakes and turtles”.Read also: Indonesia temporarily halts live animal cargoes from China, the rest business as usualLive reptiles made up the majority of 19.4 tons of live animal imports from China to Indonesia last year, according to Statistics Indonesia (BPS).BPS data show that Indonesia imported 18.2 tons of live reptiles — including snakes and turtles — worth nearly US$216,000, dominating the total of live animal imports valued at $314,295 from China in 2019. The government will soon suspend live animal imports from China, including snakes and turtles, amid concerns about the deadly coronavirus spreading to Indonesia.Trade Minister Agus Suparmanto said on Wednesday that the ministry was in the process of preparing the regulation to suspend the live animal trade between Indonesia and China, as the virus was believed to have originated among wild animals.“We are preparing the ministerial regulation in accordance with the decision made in the meeting,” he said, referring to a meeting with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo at the State Palace. Other than importing live reptiles, Indonesia also imported 1.2 tons of live mammals worth $98,327 last year.Agus said the government would follow the temporary import ban with monthly evaluations. “If the conditions return to normal, we will [allow imports],” he said.Read also: ‘Paniki’ panic: Manado restaurants take bat stew off menu – for nowExperts have previously warned Indonesia to apply stronger measures against the cross-border wildlife trade especially as scientists believe that the novel coronavirus may have originated in wild animals such as bats and snakes.Chinese authorities have linked a market selling wild animals in the city of Wuhan to the coronavirus, which as of Thursday had killed 563 people and infected more than 28,000 people on the mainland and spread to more than 20 countries, AFP reported.In light of the outbreak, Tomohon administration in North Sulawesi has also instructed sellers at “extreme” animal markets in the region to stop selling bats and snakes famously known as local delicacies in the region.“We’ve met with the sellers to tell them about the dangers of the coronavirus and instructed them to stop selling bats and snakes,” Tomohon Health Agency head Isye Liuw said on Thursday as quoted by tempo.co.She added that the sellers were also instructed to stop selling other wild animals such as wild boars, cats, dogs and mice in the market, but still permitted the sales of pigs. (ris)Topics :
144 Upper Brookfield Rd, Upper Brookfield.“We have loved living here so we’ll downsize naturally. Our children are busy and our grandchildren are at university or doing their thing and they haven’t got tome to keep coming and visiting us. I don’t have help cleaning the house, the trick it to always whiz around with a duster,’’ Ms Haviland said. The timber for the floors was sourced from a Western Australia woolstore.“It’s got guest quarters but you could park 40 cars here if you had a party.” It is listed through David Treloar, of Ray White Albion.He said the house had one of the largest his and her wardrobes in Brisbane. More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Marketing agent David Treloar said it had one of the biggest wardrobes he had seenThe timber was originally used for the columns of a woolstore in Fremantle and have been used in the home as floorboards.It also has an Edwardian fireplace sourced from a mansion in the one-time old gold city Castlemaine, Victoria. MINING executive Geoffrey Haviland, and his wife Madeleine are selling theirUpper Brookfield home.MINING executive Geoffrey Haviland, and his wife Madeleine have just listed their Queenslander at 144 Upper Brookfield Road, Upper Brookfield.The couple are downsizing from the 6ha property as their three children and six grandchildren live interstate.There is 1.6kms worth of recycled Western Australian hardwood karri timber is used throughout the home.