Green Heart | Marina One Singapore / ingenhoven architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/886215/green-heart-marina-one-singapore-ingenhoven-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeingenhoven architectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBerlinOn InstagramSingaporePublished on December 31, 2017Cite: “Green Heart | Marina One Singapore / ingenhoven architects” 31 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?绿色心脏,新加坡一号码头设计 / ingenhoven architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Apartments Photographs:  HG Esch Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Green Heart | Marina One Singapore / ingenhoven architects Architects: ingenhoven architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© HG Esch+ 20 Share 2017 “COPY” Products used in this ProjectMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Concrete Stain – Concretal®-LasurProject Management:UEM Sunrise Berhad, Malaysia / Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd., SingaporeDesign Architect:ingenhoven architects, Düsseldorf, Germany / ingenhoven LLP, SingaporeLandscape Architecture:Gustafson Porter + Bowman, London, UKLocal Landscape Consultant:ICN Design International Pte Ltd , SingaporeStructural And M&E Engineers:BECA Carter Hollings & Ferner, SingaporeFacade Consultant:Arup, SingaporeLighting Consultant:Arup, SingaporeResidential Interior Designer:Axis ID, SingaporeQuantity Surveyor:Langdon & Seah, SingaporeMain Contractor:Joint venture company owned 60:40 by Hyundai Engineering & Construction and GS Engineering & ConstructionPiling Contractor:Sambo E & C, SingaporeClient:M+S Pte Ltd. Singapore, a company owned by Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Temasek Holdings, SingapurProject Architect:architects61Structural Engineers:BECA Carter Hollings & Ferner, SingaporeM&E Engineers:BECA Carter Hollings & Ferner, SingaporeCountry:SingaporeMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© HG EschText description provided by the architects. As an international role model for living and working, “Marina One” makes an innovative contribution to the discourse on mega-cities, especially in tropical regions, which, in the context of increasing population and climate change, face enormous challenges. The high-density building complex with its mix of uses extends to over 400,000 square meters and, with its group of four high-rise buildings, defines the “Green Heart”—a public space extending over several stories. This three-dimensional green oasis reflects the diversity of tropical flora. Aedes presents diagrams and interviews with project participants, as well as a documentary film on the architecture.Save this picture!© HG EschSave this picture!First Level PlanSave this picture!© HG EschThe central element of the exhibition is a spectacular five-meter high space sculpture which brings to life the unique shape of the “Marina One” buildings. Today, more than 50 percent of the world’s population lives in cities. This number will increase to 70 percent in the next three decades. By 2050, the world’s population will increase to nine or ten billion. In urban agglomerations, this growth cannot be accommodated without high-rise buildings. The core concept for “Marina One”, which consists of a group of four high-rise buildings, is based on a shared central space—the “Green Heart”—which was designed by ingenhoven architects in close cooperation with landscape architects Gustafson Porter + Bowman.Save this picture!© HG EschThe interaction between the geometry of the buildings and the garden facilitates natural ventilation and generates an agreeable microclimate. The largest public landscaped area in the Marina Bay Central Business District of Singapore provides living space close to nature, the usable area of which is 125 percent of the original site surface area. 
”Marina One” comprises four high-rise buildings which accommodate office, residential and retail functions and have been rated under the Green Mark Platinum and LEED Platinum schemes. The two office towers each have a usable floor area of 175,000 square meters; the two residential towers provide 1,042 city apartments and penthouses for about 3,000 residents.Save this picture!SectionThe organic shape of the building complex with its iconic louvres and the generous planting contribute to an improvement of the microclimate and increase biodiversity. Inspired by Asian paddy field terraces, the green centre formed by the four towers—with its multi-story three-dimensional gardens—reflects the diversity of tropical flora and creates a new habitat. This “Green Heart” comprises over 350 different types of trees and plants, including 700 trees, on a landscaped area of 37,000 square meters. Various types of the animal become part of this biological diversity.

 Inspired by the natural climate changes at the different vertical levels of a rainforest, the landscape architecture mimics a green valley with its variations in climate according to level.
Save this picture!© HG EschRestaurants and cafés, retail areas, a fitness club, pool, supermarket, food court, and events areas on the different open terraces not only provide products and services to the residents, office workers, and visitors—they also create a place for social interaction.
 The compact and efficient layout design is complemented by energy-saving ventilation systems, highly effective external solar screening devices, and glazing that reduces solar radiation into the building. Direct connections to four of Singapore’s six mass rapid transport lines, bus stops, bicycle parking facilities, and electro-mobile charging stations ensure that exhaust emissions caused by private transport are significantly reduced.Save this picture!© HG EschThe colour scheme of the interior and the building facade features calm and earthy bronze shades in order to support the harmonious atmosphere. A space-filling sculpture is a central exhibit in the Aedes Architectural Forum; it models the deliberate design of the building shape so that it can be fully appreciated. A documentary film of the building by architectural photographer HG Esch, interviews with project participants, and explanatory diagrams of the project provide visitors with new ideas for architecture in mega-cities.Save this picture!Elevation – ResidentialProject gallerySee allShow lessExtension to Primary School / Paul Dillon ArchitectsSelected ProjectsSerene House HCMC / Module KSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Singapore, SingaporeLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs Area:  400000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Green Heart | Marina One Singapore / ingenhoven architectsSave this projectSaveGreen Heart | Marina One Singapore / ingenhoven architects Year:  Singapore ArchDaily Manufacturers: KEIM, Coulisse, FUJITEC, Nuprotec Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/886215/green-heart-marina-one-singapore-ingenhoven-architects Clipboard Projects “COPY” CopyApartments•Singaporelast_img read more

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Covid-19: NCDRC Suspends Functioning From May 17 Till May 21; Extremely Urgent Matters To Be Head Via Video Conferencing

first_imgNews UpdatesCovid-19: NCDRC Suspends Functioning From May 17 Till May 21; Extremely Urgent Matters To Be Head Via Video Conferencing LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK13 May 2021 2:23 AMShare This – xKeeping in view the alarming rise in the COVID-19 cases in the NCT of Delhi, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has suspended its functioning from 17th May, 2021 to 21st May, 2021. During this period, Benches so nominated by the NCDRC President on day-to-day basis will hear extremely urgent matters through video conferencing. Counsel/Parties may approach the Joint Registrar, NCDRC through e-mail at [email protected], for getting their matters listed in case extreme urgency is involved. They shall be required to specifically mention the grounds of urgency in the said e-mail. The rest of the matters that were listed during this period will now be listed by the Registry, after giving advance notice of two weeks. The parameters set out for listing the extreme urgent matters may be as under: Matters in which parties have prayed for stay of the proceedings before the State Commission/District Forum;Appeal Executions filed afresh in which stay is required by the parties;Applications seeking stay of the Bailable, Non-bailable Warrants, issued by the Fora below;Applications seeking stay of orders passed by the Fora below attaching the property;Matters in which the Supreme Court/ High Court directs to list a matter on a particular day, or, decide a matter during a specific period;Application seeking withdrawal of Consumer Complaints, First Appeals, Revision Petitions and any other applications etc.;Applications seeking extension of time for making deposits pursuant to the orders passed on the earlier dates. The below mentioned matters will not be considered as extreme urgent matters: All the matters listed for admission hearing in which stay of the order passed by the State Commission or the District Forum is not sought; All the final hearing matters;Execution Application filed by the parties in a Consumer complaint decided by the NCDRC;Applications listed for directions;The application seeking to take on record additional documents, etc.;Application seeking condonation of delay in filing the written synopsis;Application for impleadment of parties;Applications seeking review;Application for restoration. Click Here To Download Notification Read NotificationTags#NCDRC Extremely urgent cases COVID-19 #Video conferencing Next Storylast_img read more

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What to do when a member relationship doesn’t work out

first_imgThe credit union difference has always been about relationships.As part of the community, credit unions forge real bonds with their members.  It’s so much more than a business arrangement.  Credit unions get to know their members, and become personally invested in their families, their future, and their financial goals. Often times, true friendships are formed beyond the desk to community events and charity drives, all the way to birthday parties and weddings.Unfortunately, happy endings are usually only a sure thing in movies and love songs.How am I supposed to live without you? Sometimes, even in the best relationships, things don’t work out as hoped. Unfortunate events and unexpected circumstances can happen to anyone at any time, and they can make it difficult for any member to keep up with their financial obligations. As a credit union, having loans and credit card accounts that are slow to pay or not paying at all can put you in an uneasy position. Your credit union depends on those payments to stay in business and continue serving the community. However, the last thing you want to do is turn a member you’ve come to know and care about over to some cold collections service or law firm.My mama told me “you better shop around!” It’s important to look for a collections option that understands the unique nature of the relationship between credit unions and their members. Find an agency that is sensitive to the fact that good members do experience hard times. As a credit union dedicated to the people helping people philosophy, you want a collections staff that will treat your members with the dignity they deserve.  Hire a team that won’t threaten or belittle members who already feel pretty bad, but rather will work with them, one-on-one, to figure out a way to pay off their delinquent accounts.  Sometimes a member in tough financial times just needs an outside perspective to help them discover a solution they were too close to see.My heart will go on.Such collections alternatives do exist for credit unions. Companies like Creditors Resource Service (CRS), a part of LSC®. CRS has been working directly with credit unions for decades to recoup delinquent accounts and help members get back on their financial feet. As part of the Illinois Credit Union System, intimidating members is not how they operate. Most of their professional, certified collectors belong to credit unions as well. They will work with your members to get your funds and help right the ship, while you move forward with your business.Nothing from nothing leaves nothing.It’s true, having already charged off funds, hiring a collections agency can add additional heartache, and put a dent in your bottom line. Companies like CRS don’t assess any collections fees until member payments are made. That way, you can rest assured they are dedicated to recouping your funds as quickly as possible.  We can work it out.Whether for delinquent credit cards, loans, or negative shares, it’s key to find a collections option that understands the unique nature of credit unions, and your relationship to all your members. It’s true there are those “members” who have no intention of paying you back. They probably weren’t true members, as most likely you didn’t have much of a relationship.Still, a once-good member struggling to make payments today, could be back on their feet down the road. You’d hate to lose them to a competitor when times are good because they felt abandoned when things were bad. Find a team that will treat them with respect and empathy, help them find a way to make their payments, and minimize your losses so that one day you might even repair that relationship and do business together again.After all, Tony Bennett said it best. Love is lovelier, the second time around. 31SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bart Scott Bart is the Marketing Communication Coordinator for LSC in Naperville, IL. He has worked for the Illinois Credit Union System in various roles for nearly five years. Prior to his … Web: www.lsc.net Detailslast_img read more

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First ever Irish Responsible Gambling Week branded a success

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Irish bookmakers to reopen on 29 June May 28, 2020 Share Irish bookmakers demand clarity on reopening orders June 17, 2020 Paddy Power to reopen English & Irish betting shops in Royal Ascot week June 10, 2020 Share Related Articles Last week Irish betting operators came together for what was deemed a largely successful initiative, in the inaugural Responsible Gambling Week Ireland.The week was centered around the theme of raising awareness of knowing when to stop, as well as aiming to open dialogue about what it means to gamble responsibly.Sharon Byrne, Chairperson for the Irish Bookmakers Association told SBC: “The aim of the campaign was to spread the message that gambling is supposed to be safe and fun, and also about letting people know that there are support and services available for those who may need it.“We are very happy that the campaign received Nationwide coverage, and that the race tracks, dog tracks, Irish coursing club, gaming clubs, and Amusement association came on board too.  With all participants helping to spread the message to their customers it gave us more reach than ever before.”Looking ahead, she added: “We certainly intend to run it every year, and when the IBA next meets in March, we will decide whether it should run the same week as the campaign in the UK, or whether to keep the Irish week separate.  We hope to improve the campaign next year, by including a Live online chat service throughout the week, and by running some information days around the country, possibly in partnership with some other organisations.“We are also watching the development of the GamStop online central exclusion scheme in the UK closely, and would hope to follow suit with an Irish version shortly after the UK model goes live.”Sharon will be further discussing responsible gambling at the Betting on Football Conference, she will be discussing how operators can increase responsible gambling as part of The Customer Journey track. To find out more about the event click here.last_img read more

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2013 NSW Junior State Cup

first_imgwww.facebook.com/nswtouch And don’t forget to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ NSWTA their social media pages: The 2013 New South Wales Junior State Cup event is the first to be held in Port Macquarie, after having been played in Wollongong for the past 12 years. The Junior State Cup will be held in Port Macquarie for the next three events, from 2013-2015. New South Wales’ best junior Touch Football talent will be on display in Port Macquarie this weekend when they compete in the 2013 New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) Junior State Cup. Round games will be played on Saturday as well as Sunday morning, before finals are played on Sunday afternoon. www.twitter.com/nsw_touch www.nswtaevents.sportingpulse.net center_img Highlights of the event will be uploaded to the NSWTA YouTube channel, which can be found by clicking on the link below: www.youtube.com/nswta Related LinksNSW Junior State Cup Teams from across the state will compete in the following divisions – 10’s Boys and Girls, 12’s Boys and Girls, 14’s Boys and Girls, 16’s Boys and Girls and 18’s Boys and Girls. 288 teams will converge on the Port Macquarie Regional Sports Stadium and Tuffins Lane precinct for the event, coming from all areas across the state for the two day event, which will be played on Saturday, 16 February and Sunday, 17 February 2013. For all of the latest news and information in the lead up to and during the 2013 New South Wales Junior State Cup, please visit the NSWTA event website:last_img read more

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9 months agoNapoli goalscorer Fabian Ruiz: Coppa Italia important for fans

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Napoli goalscorer Fabian Ruiz: Coppa Italia important for fansby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli goalscorer Fabian Ruiz was delighted with victory over Coppa Italia opponents Sassuolo.He scored the second goal in a 2-0 victory, setting up a quarter-final date with Milan.“We know this is an important competition for Napoli, that this was a difficult game, but we did well,” the Spaniard told Rai Sport.“Now we have to focus on Sunday and the return of Serie A. Lazio are close to us and very ambitious, but we are on home turf and want to make the most of it.“The Coach has faith in me, so do my teammates and I have to keep working hard to earn my place.” last_img

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9 days ago​Liverpool hero Hamann: I wanted to join Arsenal

first_img​Liverpool hero Hamann: I wanted to join Arsenalby Ansser Sadiq9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Dietmar Hamann has admitted that he wanted to join Arsenal instead of the Reds!The German defensive midfielder played over 200 games for the club in the early 2000s.But when he left Newcastle in 1999, Hamann has revealed that his first choice was to go to Arsenal under Arsene Wenger.It is understandable, given the Gunners were competing for Premier League titles in those years.However, Hamann told The Athletic that he never got any serious interest from Arsenal, which meant that Liverpool was his best option for a step up from Newcastle.He signed for the club in an £8 million deal under Gerard Houiller and became a mainstay in the team for the next seven years. About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Photo: Nebraska Students Will Wear #AveryStrong T-Shirts During Saturday’s Game vs. Michigan State

first_imgNebraska's #AveryStrong shirts.Saturday is #AveryStrong day for the Nebraska men’s basketball program. Avery Harriman, the 7-year-old son of Huskers’ assistant coach Chris Harriman, has battled leukemia since he was 2. He’s been an inspiration to Tim Miles’ team this season and the Huskers’ players are constantly interacting with their No. 1 fan. Saturday’s event will be part of the National Association of Basketball Coaches Suits and Sneakers Awareness Week. Chris Harriman says #Huskers players are constantly asking about Avery. “Its fun to see them be happy when hes doing well” #AveryStrong— Jake Bockoven (@jakebockoven) January 23, 2015Nebraska (11-7, 3-3 Big Ten) is set to host Michigan State (13-6, 4-2 Big Ten) in Lincoln Saturday. During the game, the Huskers’ students will be wearing #AveryStrong T-shirts. First 1,500 students. #GBR “@HuskerSports: Getting the shirts in place for #AveryStrong tomorrow. #Huskers” pic.twitter.com/SpUsRoHGml— Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) January 23, 2015Nebraska and Michigan State are set to tip off at 4 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on ESPN.last_img read more

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Canada suspends military aid to Iraqis Kurds amid outbreak of hostilities

first_imgOTTAWA – Canadian soldiers in Iraq have been ordered to temporarily suspend all operations with Iraqi and Kurdish forces following a series of battles between the two groups.The surprise move comes amid accusations Canada and its allies have failed the country over the past three years by ignoring its many political, religious and economic divisions while fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.Canadian special forces have provided training, advice and assistance to both the Iraqi military and Kurdish peshmerga for the last three years as part of the fight against Islamic State militants.But the one-time allies have been fighting each other for more than a week after the Kurds held a controversial independence referendum and Baghdad responded by seizing control of contested territory.Military officials said Friday that the Canadian Forces will continue to support the U.S.-led coalition fighting against ISIL through the provision of medical aid, intelligence and transportation.Canada has about 50 medical personnel and a tactical helicopter detachment in northern Iraq, as well as several dozen intelligence experts, a surveillance aircraft, a transport plane and an air-to-air refueller in Kuwait.But the approximately 200 Canadian special forces in Iraq have been told to sit tight and not provide any training or assistance to Iraqi or Kurdish forces until relations between the two sides improve.“Given the fluidity of the current situation, Canada’s Special Operations Task Force has temporarily suspended the provision of assistance to various elements of Iraqi security forces,” spokesman Col. Jay Janzen said.“Once more clarity exists regarding the interrelationships of Iraqi security forces and the key priorities and tasks going forward, the task force will resume activities.“In the interim, they will continue to monitor the situation and plan for the next potential phases of operational activity.”The entire mission is slated to run until 2019.While Friday’s decision to suspend operations with Kurdish and Iraqi forces was unexpected, the fact the two sides have come to blows has long been predicted.In fact, a senior representative for Iraq’s Kurdish government accused Canada and its allies this week of failing to address the many long-standing divisions that led to ISIL’s birth — and which are threatening to erupt again.While many fear a war between Baghdad and the Kurds, there are also concerns about the slow rate of reconstruction in many Sunni-dominated areas liberated from ISIL and Iran’s growing influence in Baghdad.Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, the Kurds’ top diplomat in Washington, said it’s past time the international community end its fixation on ISIL and begin to address Iraq’s many underlying problems.“‘We are laser-focused on (ISIL).’ That has been the mantra of the past few years,” Abdul Rahman told The Canadian Press during a visit to Ottawa this week.“But to continue to say we’re laser-focused on (ISIL) is missing the obvious truth of what is happening in Iraq.”That focus was on full display on Oct. 16, when Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan responded to the first outbreak of fighting between Iraqi and Kurdish forces by urging all sides to concentrate on finishing the fight against ISIL.The Liberal government has also refused to comment on Iran’s role in Iraq, including its support for Shiite militia groups that the Kurds and others say are responsible for many of the attacks on the peshmerga.Abdul Rahman urged Canada to speak up loudly and clearly and to use the many tools she says are at its disposal to try to mediate some type of peace between the Kurds and Baghdad, including at the UN.“There are so many things that Canada can do,” she said, “We are appealing to Canada to play that role.”— Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter.last_img read more

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Trudeau ends threecountry tour with his global reputation alliances intact

first_imgLONDON – Justin Trudeau is heading home from a lengthy, three-country foreign tour in which the prime minister appeared to recapture his international mojo and reassert several key alliances, but didn’t sign off on any big deals or declarations.When the 10-day trip to Peru, France and the U.K., with a quick stop in Ottawa, started last week, one of the top questions was whether Trudeau could rediscover his footing on the world stage after recent controversies in China and India.This time, there were no eye-catching outfits as Trudeau stuck to tried-and-true business suits and, on occasion, his patented button-up shirt and rolled-up sleeves as he met with world leaders, industry representatives and students.There were no noticeable gaffes or tensions as the prime minister pushed his progressive trade agenda, women’s rights and ocean protection while issuing warnings against rising authoritarianism and inequality around the world.Mixed with those higher ideals were closed-door discussions — first in Peru with Mexico and the United States about the North American Free Trade Agreement; and then in the U.K. about Russia, Syria and cybersecurity.The prime minister didn’t make it easy on himself, either, as he flew briefly back to Ottawa from Peru to meet with the premiers of Alberta and B.C. on the Trans Mountain pipeline, and then onto France, rather than directly to Paris as originally planned.Yet that stop back home may have represented the most concrete outcome as Trudeau announced plans to draft legislation affirming federal jurisdiction over the pipeline and negotiations with Kinder Morgan for financial support for the project.In Peru, just hours after meeting Trudeau, U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence did predict a new NAFTA within several weeks. In Paris, Canada and France agreed to co-operate and push other countries to honour their commitments under the Paris climate agreement.In London, the prime minister also joined his counterparts from Britain, Australia and New Zealand to reaffirm their tight-knit global security alliance.And Trudeau reportedly used every opportunity to promote Canada’s G7 priorities and bid for a UN Security Council seat. That included in meetings on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas in Peru and a Commonwealth leaders’ summit in London with leaders from Chile, Peru, Argentina, New Zealand, Rwanda, Kenya, South Africa and the Caribbean.However, there were no significant business deals, despite a high-profile address to industry leaders in Peru and several meetings in Paris and London. There were minor foreign-aid announcements.Trudeau did have some bold moments, such as when he used his speech to the French National Assembly to make the case for the Canada-EU free trade deal — to the anger of some French MPs and approval of others.He was also unapologetically tough on the Venezuelan government, which he described as a murderous, authoritarian regime. And he was critical of the Commonwealth — or at least some of its members — for not championing LGBTQ rights.But the prime minister was ambiguous in a variety of other areas, including his plans to fight plastic waste in oceans and whether Russian hackers were a threat to average Canadians.And despite touting democratic ideals, there was no mention of human rights as he met with Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who has been accused of growing authoritarianism. He also veered away from any significant criticism of Cuba.Trudeau did, however, demonstrate that he still has drawing power, such as when foreign journalists packed his final news conference at the Summit of the Americas in Peru. He even made the front page of the prestigious Financial Times in London with a picture of himself taking a selfie with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, London Mayor Sadiq Khan and a roomful of students.But he also played it relatively low key in some respects: missing, for instance, were his favoured fancy socks, replaced by fashionable but inconspicuous alternatives.Supporters would likely cheer the trip’s successes in terms of meeting key allies and advancing Canada’s interests on a number of fronts, including trade, security, gender rights and the environment.Trudeau’s Conservative critics, however, were unimpressed.“It is interesting how an average trip by the prime minister looks so good after the terrible embarrassment caused by the India trip,” said foreign affairs critic Erin O’Toole.He called out Trudeau for using the trip “to discount the importance of the resource industry in Canada at a time of national crisis over the Trans Mountain pipeline.”During his final news conference in London on Thursday, Trudeau was asked for his own assessment.“Here in London and in France and in Lima, we were very much engaged in promoting Canada’s interests and creating opportunities for greater trade, greater relationships that are going to benefit Canadians and benefit the world,” he said.“We know that government and governance and serving Canadians is a process that stretches out over time and we focus every day on defending and advancing the interests of Canadians — whether there’s a headline in it for you guys or not.”– Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter.last_img read more

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