Casa Vila Pinhal / Alexandre Faccin

first_imgSave this picture!© Favaro Jr.+ 36Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Photographs:  Favaro Jr.Arquiteto Responsável:Alexandre FaccinEngineering:AEOLUS EngenhariaLandscaping:Alexandre FaccinCollaborators:Construtora Aissa, Pastilhas Atlas, Stato Dell Arte Revestimentos, Pavão Revestimentos, Incepa, Roca, Franke, Gart, Escada e Cia, PerfiboxCity:ItirapinaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Favaro Jr.Recommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel Beaulac“Sensations. Disruptions that capture our look and produce presence. Inside-out. Curves.” Such initial listening was added to a lake view and to the natural beauty of the Brazilian Cerrado.That was how the dwelling project began.On a white sheet, I started the sketches and remembered my studies on the Renaissance and the dazzle caused by Italian sculptures. Save this picture!© Favaro Jr.Save this picture!Section 1Save this picture!© Favaro Jr.An idea met my client’s request: the house evolving around a circular living room and a set of stairs acting as an ascending helicoidal connecting element. Externally, two bulkheads embrace a contorted Cerrado tree leading us to two paths: one to the entrance hall, covered with a roof garden, and the other to the leisure area. With different radii, such bulkheads to the cylindrical body would be blind gables to give perspective through the eye of the beholder and to produce a spiral movement – now in the facade integrating the native vegetation into the new dwelling.Save this picture!© Favaro Jr.The Brazilian modernist repertoire joined this concept. Even though the Modern Art Week took place nine decades ago, we are still influenced by the clarity of the material exposed in structures and closures, and by the lucidity of the shapes in relation to the internal content. The plasticity of the reinforced concrete establishes a direct connection with the esthetic model conceived, allowing rooms to have a completely open panel to the outside while still keeping elements pure and exposed, with no interference from unnecessary elements. The rusticity of the exposed concrete naturally inserts into the environment around the home, the Brazilian Cerrado.Save this picture!© Favaro Jr.Project matured and construction method defined.The same concept was sustainably applied in landscaping maintaining the native esthetic: various colors of Ipês, Buritis, Cagaitas, Cerrado horsetails with their delicate canaliculi and the beauty of Calliandra flowers. This project’s creative freedom triggered a careful look towards the place where the house now stands, towards our esthetic memory and, essentially, towards the subtleness of dwelling.Save this picture!© Favaro Jr.Save this picture!© Favaro Jr.Project gallerySee allShow less“Mario Botta: The Space Beyond” to be Revealed in NY in mid-OctoberArchitecture NewsKamyaran Project Proposes New Concept of School-to-City FacilityArticles Share 2018 Houses Architects: Alexandre Faccin Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  Projects Area:  220 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Itirapina, Brazil Brazil “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926298/casa-vila-pinhal-alexandre-faccin Clipboard ArchDaily Casa Vila Pinhal / Alexandre FaccinSave this projectSaveCasa Vila Pinhal / Alexandre Faccin Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926298/casa-vila-pinhal-alexandre-faccin Clipboard Casa Vila Pinhal / Alexandre Faccin CopyAbout this officeAlexandre FaccinOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrazilPublished on October 13, 2019Cite: “Casa Vila Pinhal / Alexandre Faccin” [Casa Vila Pinhal / Alexandre Faccin] 13 Oct 2019. 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Adjunct Instructor – Economics

first_imgJob Code/TitleAJ – Adjunct CampusMonroe Park Campus How did you find out about this position?○ Alumni association magazine○ Chronicle of Higher Education○ Community event○ Email notification○ HERC (Higher Ed Recruitment Consortium)○ Higher education publication○ Internal Recruiter○ Job fair○ Job site (e.g. Monster.com)○ Listserv○ Newspaper○ Professional association/journal○ Referred by person/employee○ Search firm notification○ VCU vacancy listing – eJobs○ Other Position NumberJ00001 Working TitleAdjunct Instructor – Economics Organizational Overview All candidates must attach to this application a cover letter,curriculum vitae or resume, and the names/contact information forthree references (as an “Other Document”).Virginia Commonwealth University is an equalopportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, andpersons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Normal work hours Hours/Week Recruitment PoolAll Applicants Position TypeAdjunct – Teaching Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Job Category Open Until FilledNo Anticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with Experience Prior teaching experienceMaster’s Degrees At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. Resource CriticalYes Description of the Jobcenter_img DepartmentEconomics Remove from posting on or before06/30/2021 Preferred Qualifications Required Qualifications Normal work days Sensitive PositionNo PhD in Economics Job Open Date07/01/2020 The Department of Economics in the School of Business at VirginiaCommonwealth University is recruiting a pool of applicants for theFall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters for possible adjunct teachingpositions. Should the need and the funding for adjunct teachingpositions arise, the Department of Economics will contactapplicants in the pool whose credentials match our teaching needs.A PhD in economics with some teaching experience is preferred, butwell qualified applicants with a masters degree in economics willalso be considered. This pool will be accessed only when an openingarises. Your credentials will remain active for one year after thedate you submit them. After one year, if you are still interestedin adjunct teaching, you must re-apply to this adjunct pool. Notethat we are unable to hire applicants who are not already in thepool.Responsibilities:1. TeachingTeach courses as needed. These classes could be inclusive of allareas within the discipline Posting Details Is any portion of this position grant-funded?No Special Instructions to Applicants Additional Information Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/101540 Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?No Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationResumeOptional DocumentsOther Documentlast_img read more

Coca-Cola gets to grips with packaging

first_imgCoca-Cola Enterprises is to introduce an easy-to-hold ’grip” packaging design across all its 500ml PET bottles of leading soft drinks brands – Coca-Cola, Diet Coke and Coke Zero.The launch of the grip bottle marks the first significant change to the 500ml contour bottle design in 23 years. Steve Fry, marketing controller at Coca-Cola Enterprises says: “Extensive consumer tests have revealed the grip bottle is in great demand, with 83% of consumers tested preferring the new bottle. The bottle will be rolled out in the UK throughout 2008, supported by a £300k marketing campaign, which includes major outdoor advertising and POS material.”Britvic Soft Drinks has introduced a new flavour to its J20 range, to capitalise on consumers’ increasing demand for premium drinks and the growing popularity of superfruit flavours – in particular, blueberry.The new flavour, Apple & Blueberry, will be available in the take-home sector from April 2008. The Apple & Blueberry flavour will replace Orange & Cranberry flavour.Andrew Richards, sales director at Britvic, says: “Premium soft drinks have grown significantly over the last few years. The introduction of the new Apple & Blueberry flavour will ensure J20 continues to cater for a range of consumer tastes and social occasions, driving overall purchase frequency and boosting the appeal of the core range.”The launch is being supported by POS with the tagline ’Not the usual’ to prompt consumers to consider the new flavour.Sussex-based firm Southover Food Company has added Fruit Hit Long Life Smoothies from the Natural Beverage Company to its product lines.The Fruit Hit range is made from 100% real fruit, with no added sugar or artificial additives. The range includes Mango & Orange, Pineapple & Passionfruit and Black & Blueberry varieties and is available from Southover in 6 x 300ml servings. The range uses aseptic packaging, which means a longer shelf-life without the need for preservatives, says the firm.Southover has also launched a range of functional drinks under the label Before the Fall. Each contains a balanced selection of vitamins and minerals, designed to increase and maintain energy levels. The range includes: Restore, a combination of elderflower pressé and ginseng; Detox, comprising green tea and fresh lemon juice; and Anti-ox, containing pomegranates. Each drink is available in cases of 12 x 375ml bottles.last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Saturday, Feb. 9

first_imgRegret decision to vote for murderersDid you vote for a murderer? I’m ashamed to say, but I did when I cast my vote in the last election.Bill A00021, also known as the Reproductive Health Act (RHA), was signed into New York law on Jan. 22, thereby allowing third-trimester abortions for any reason, and making it legal for a baby, miraculously surviving a late-term abortion, to be denied medical care, suffer and die.Phil Steck, Angelo Santabarbara and Carrie Woerner, I don’t want to be part of your murderous agenda. I don’t want to be an accomplice in your cowardly attempts to retain your status and standing as an “Assemblyman or woman,” a member of the go-along-to-get-along crowd, in order to maintain your self-centered, love-the-power, love-the -spotlight charade.But you made me a part of this when you ran for election and hid behind a facade of garbage. And I voted for you. I believed you, your earnest messages of morality, “concern for all” and “I will work for you” lies.You pulled the rug out from under those of us who believed in the steaming piles of false pretenses you shoveled in your electoral barns by declaring you were moral, upstanding citizens. Nothing could be further from the truth when you fast-tracked this awful, awful bill. I don’t want to be a part of this, but my vote for you makes me a murderer by default, and I don’t know how I’m going to live with that.Laurie CoxNiskayuna But our Democratic law makers are celebrating, gallivanting around in their fuchsia pink outfits.Have we lost all human decency? Have we become so wedded to our political party that we only care about winning at all costs, even if it means destroying the most innocent and precious of living beings — a human baby?Do we not care about our doctors and nurses who now shoulder the burden of committing murder for fear of losing their jobs? Gov. Cuomo once said if you are pro-life, you are not welcome to live in the state of New York. He is a man of his word.He has made New York the abortion capital of the world with no conscience, with no caring about the suffering of innocent victims — a sweet baby and her mother who will have nothing but regret and a broken heart. Jennifer RichardBurnt Hills No quick fix for bad government officialsI truly believe I have heard enough misguided statements coming from our government officials.Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to give financial aid to undocumented immigrants. He also wants to give them driver’s licenses, thus giving them a New York address and solving the mass exodus issue. He wants us to believe that the exodus is the result of our cold winters. Oh, please.Yet let us not look so far and take a close look at our very own Schenectady council. Quite some time ago, this paper ran an article regarding the up-and-coming demolition of the Olinder building on State Street. As I read it, I could not help but think that somebody was throwing a large loop and would end up with the whole corner lot. And so it is, the new building has a footprint that covers the old  Nicholaus Building.Maybe I have a different perspective than most, but I find it very hard to believe that our state and local governments feel they can back-door deal and toss their power around, and we’ll just sit back and take it. I, for one, can see no quick fix for the state of our disrepair. But as for me, the fix is simple. Hello, Montana.Andrew GreinerGlenville More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Wall opposition not same as open bordersI am responding to James Homan’s Feb. 3 letter, accusing those who don’t support a border wall of being in favor of an open border.  How ridiculous.The most recent Democratic proposal includes $22 billion for border security. This money would be for new agents; scanners, sensors and other technological solutions; and new boats and planes.It also includes $500 million for food and medical care. And all this is at a time when border crossings or attempted border crossings by undocumented people are at historic lows.Above all, we must remember that applying for asylum at a port of entry is entirely legal. Those applying are not “illegals.” Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionNew York has lost all of its human decencyAt church on Sunday, our pastor described the grim reality of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Reproductive Health Act.He explained that a baby only moments from birth can be killed and those babies lucky enough to survive can be left to die.I looked at my 8-year-old daughter who until now was coloring in the pew. She looked up with tears streaming down her face.“What are we going to do?” she asked. “I don’t want this to happen.”My 8-year-old knows this abortion expansion law is immoral.She feels empathy for the babies who will suffer and die because of this legislation. We can’t handle four more years of TrumpAnother presidential campaign is looming on the horizon and it’s not a happy thought. We are still remembering what a fiasco, actually more like a circus, occurred in 2016. The clown-in-chief, wearing his foolish cap, and clapping for himself night after night.I don’t recall any original or brilliant ideas for the betterment of the country being introduced.His agenda was primarily locking up Hillary, building a wall that Mexico would pay for and dismantling the accomplishments of Obama.Thanks to some help from his Russian friends, he became our leader.  His agenda has not changed. If anything, it has gone from bad to worse. So far, no Republican has been gutsy enough to come forward to challenge him in 2020. This is another not so happy thought. A smart man with no political experience would have selected the most reputable, experienced and honorable people possible. But instead he searched the swamp for the likes of Manafort, Flynn, Pruit, Zinke, Bannon, Conway and his family, just to name a few. The results have been disastrous in every way possible. I pray that we don’t get stuck with him for another four years. We deserve better. He’s definitely a pimple on the path of progress.Jane ReisengerSchenectadycenter_img No, go to the people who are not willing to fight for them. Go to the politicians who are playing with people’s lives. Janice WalzScotia Trump wall not worth another shutdownI’ve listened to President Trump’s recent speeches and read articles in the paper, and I’m confused. Grateful to kindness after DeMasi deathI would like to thank the many people who showed us kindness and compassion at the passing of my brother, Frank DeMasi, who died so unexpectedly in January.The news stories, the concern from co-workers and students and parents, and the love from members of Frank’s church and neighbors brought much comfort during a horrible time in our lives.Thank you so much. May God’s best be yours.Jackie DeMasi AllardSaint Joseph, Mich. Trump says he must have a wall, not called by any other name, except that he said it could be a barrier or a fence.He said he might close the government again if he didn’t get wall funding, but then he said the wall is being built right now. A wall is being built right now? By our soldiers? Then why did he shut down the government?Figures suggest it cost our economy, not even thinking of the hardships endured by furloughed workers, from $3 billion to $11 billion. Even if it was the lesser figure, that is too much.A secure border isn’t the issue here. Everyone agrees that we need that. The issue is the word “wall,” the item promised on the campaign trail which must be fulfilled so that people will vote again for Trump. Have we taxpayers just added $3 billion worth of votes to Trump’s campaign fund with his shut-down? And if Trump decides to shut down the government again, I want all the workers to go to their representatives for food and support.No more going to their kind neighbors and churches. No more Americans taking care of their own.  A far better and cheaper solution would be for the government to enforce the e-Verify program, where employers are responsible for verifying that people they hire have legal permission to work in the United States. We also need to relieve the backlog in the immigration courts.And finally, we must remember that the majority of those in the United States without proper documentation actually entered legally. For the most part, they are people who have overstayed their visas.Faith DonovanNiskayunalast_img read more

Ronaldo considers Juve new deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Messi becomes football’s second billionaire + Top 10 UEFA Nations Cup: France fight back to sink battling Croatia Ronaldo scores 100th goal for Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo is considering a new deal at Juventus which would keep him in Italy until he’s 38. The Portuguese star held talks over a new deal with the Bianconeri following their Super Coppa defeat to Lazio. He believes, despite his age, he still has plenty to offer at the highest level and wants to stay until at least 2023, reports Corriere dello Sport. Ronaldo had discussions with his agent Jorge Mendes when the two were at the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards. Fabio Paratici, Juventus’ sporting director, is aware of Ronaldo’s interests and is prepared to give him a new three-year deal with the option of a further year after that. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is awaiting confirmation of the extension which would see him retain his current deal which is worth £30 million a year. If the two parties can come to an agreement the contract would be signed in the spring when the Italian club are more aware of how their season will pan out. Cristiano Ronaldo is looking to extend his stay in Italy Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli is keen to reach a solution with Ronaldo, who he views as an integral figure in the dressing room. He has helped new signing Matthijs de Ligt settle in Turin following his big money move. On a personal level Ronaldo has not enjoyed his most prolific season which ultimately saw him overlooked for the Ballon d’Or and UEFA’s Best award. This term he has scored 12 times in 21 outings having gone over a month without scoring in the latter part of 2019.Tags: Cristiano RonaldoFabio ParaticiJorge MendesSuper Coppalast_img read more

BRICS summit: opportunity for solutions and investment

first_imgThe value proposition of 33 South African companies would be promoted to businesspeople and investors from the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) bloc ahead of the annual summit of leaders from the respective countries, said the Department of Trade and Industry (dti).The companies come from KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, Western Cape and Eastern Cape and have been chosen based on their applications to participate in this programme through the Export, Marketing, and Investment Assistance Scheme (EMIA) of the department.South Africa is one of 26 industrialised nations, gateway to African continent: Yunus Hoosen, Invest SA #BRICS2016 pic.twitter.com/4yn1F81byX— BRICS Bus. Council (@bricscouncil_in) October 12, 2016“The BRICS formation aims to offer an alternative to the commonly accepted global political and economic architecture,” said the dti’s deputy director-general of trade and investment, Pumla Ncapayi, at a briefing with South African business on 11 October 2016.“Strengthening inter-BRICS trade and economic relations will be an important enabler of this alternative narrative. Furthermore, the BRICS Business Council Working Groups will also convene ahead of the summit. This working group is seized with how to enable the ease of doing business including matters related to projects that will advance our developmental objectives in agriculture manufacturing, financial services, infrastructure and skills development.”South African companies had an opportunity to network and showcase their industrial capabilities within the block, which brought with it a market of approximately 42% of the world’s population, she said.The BRICS Trade Fair takes place from 12 to 14 October in New Delhi, India while the leaders’ summit is scheduled for 15 and 16 October in Goa. The summit will be held under the theme “Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions”.Source: South African Government News AgencyWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

Tina Fontaines death and Raymond Cormiers trial What the jury heard

first_imgThe Canadian Press WINNIPEG – Jurors sat through three weeks of evidence in the trial of Raymond Cormier, 56, who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the slaying of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine.Tina’s body, wrapped in a duvet cover and weighed down by rocks, was pulled from the Red River in Winnipeg several days after she disappeared in August 2014. The case reignited calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.Here is what the jury heard:THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TINA AND CORMIERCourt heard Tina had a happy childhood raised by a great-aunt on the Sagkeeng First Nation, but the girl began to spiral downward when her father was murdered in October 2011. Tina’s mother, who had not been part of her life, re-emerged and Tina started going to Winnipeg to visit her. The girl ended up on the street and was being sexually exploited.Tina’s boyfriend Cody Mason, who was 18 at the time, testified the pair first met Cormier earlier in the summer of 2014 and told him they didn’t have a place to stay. Cormier, who court heard was a methamphetamine and crack user, took them to a house with a basement. Known to some as Sebastian and to others as Frenchy, Cormier supplied Tina with the prescription drug gabapentin, said Mason, who added he and Tina would also drink and take marijuana and cocaine.Tina told a social worker that Cormier was a much older man who was going to get her a bike. Cormier told friends he had had sex with the 15-year-old. One witness, Sarah Holland, testified she once saw Cormier grope Tina while asking her to “just do me.”THE PHYSICAL EVIDENCEThe cause of Tina’s death was undetermined. Dr. Dennis Rhee testified that he found no definitive injuries on her body or to her internal organs. He said there was no evidence of a sexual assault, no signs of a stabbing or major blunt force trauma. It was estimated her body was in the river for three to seven days.There was no evidence that she drowned, but it couldn’t be ruled out. Christopher Keddy, who works at the RCMP forensics lab, testified that tests showed Tina’s body had a level of alcohol slightly above the legal limit for driving. Keddy also said there was a relatively high level of THC – the active ingredient in marijuana.There was no indication of gabapentin, but Keddy said the test the RCMP lab ran might not detect low levels of the drug. Under cross-examination, the defence suggested it couldn’t be ruled out that gabapentin was in Tina’s system at a potentially lethal level in combination with other drugs. There was no DNA evidence linking Cormier to Fontaine.THE DUVET COVERThree people connected to Cormier told police he owned the same type of duvet cover that was wrapped around Tina’s body. DNA testing found no traces linking Cormier to the cover. Court heard police tried to find the source of the duvet cover. It was sold by Costco Canada and 864 had been shipped to the three Costco stores in Winnipeg.Police tracked down 100 people who had purchased covers with the same design to ask them whether they still had them. Under cross-examination, investigators acknowledged Costco had given away some of the unsold duvet covers, and police could not rule out whether similar ones had been purchased elsewhere and brought to Winnipeg.THE ARGUMENT ON THE STREETOn Aug. 6, about two weeks before Tina’s body was found and three days before she was reported missing, witnesses saw her arguing with Cormier in the street and heard Cormier mention something about a river. Holland testified that she heard Tina tell Cormier she was going to call the cops.The Crown argued that Cormier was worried that Tina was going to report that he had stolen a truck. Court heard an audio recording of Tina calling 911 to report a stolen truck. Witnesses also testified that Tina was angry that Cormier had sold her bike for drugs. Cormier acknowledged the argument in an interview with police and said he followed her down the street before turning in the other direction.He said that is the last time he saw her. He also suggested the suspect police should really be looking for was a man who looked like singer Robert Plant who was walking in the same direction as Tina that night. “Don’t focus on me,” he told police.ERNIE DeWOLFEDeWolfe met Cormier in prison and they stayed at the same halfway house for a time. DeWolfe testified he talked to Cormier on Aug. 15 and Cormier said he had met with Tina the previous day to ensure she was not going to call the police.“He just said that he had talked to her and he straightened it all out and took care of it,” DeWolfe testified. “I just presumed that he talked to her and … sorted it out.”Tina’s body was found in the river on Aug. 17. In cross-examination, the defence suggested DeWolfe made the whole story up because he and Cormier had had an argument over money.THE UNDERCOVER TAPESPolice launched a six-month undercover operation against Cormier called Project Styx. Cormier was placed in a bugged apartment for free and an undercover officer moved into a suite on the same floor.Cormier was recorded saying he’d bet the girl was killed because he found out she was only 15 years old.“I drew the line and that’s why she got killed,” he said.Cormier also told a woman that when he last talked to Tina, he told her to go jump off a bridge. At another point, he asked a woman if she had ever been “haunted by something” before he started to talk about Tina and boast that he beat two murders.During another recording, Cormier said during an argument with a woman that there was a little girl in a “grave someplace screaming at the top of her lungs for me to finish the job. And guess what? I finished the job.”Court also heard Cormier in a recording warning people in his apartment not to overdose or they would end up wrapped in a carpet and thrown in the river. In conversations with the undercover officer, Cormier said there were “three rules to crime: deny, deny deny.”THE ARGUMENTSCrown prosecutors contended that Cormier killed Tina, either by suffocation or drowning, because he found out she was only 15 and that would make him a pedophile. They said Cormier’s own words on the undercover tapes should be enough to convict him.The defence said that with no DNA evidence and no cause of death, there were too many holes in the case. It argued that Cormier felt guilt after learning that Tina was only 15 and he wanted to find the real killer.last_img read more

Ryan Giggs wary of Luka Modric after Euro draw

first_imgRyan Giggs has warned his side to be cautious of Luka Modric as Wales will face Croatia in the Euro 2020 qualifiers.Wales were drawn in Group E alongside Croatia, Slovakia, Hungary, and Azerbaijan.Giggs, who became Wales manager in January, is confident of his team’s chances of qualification and was happy to be in a five-team group.The 45-year-old while happy with the draw, singled out Croatia as the biggest threat for his team as they aim qualification.Luka Modric, Real MadridReal Madrid suffer a Luka Modric injury blow Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Real Madrid have announced that Luka Modric has suffered an adductor injury, which could rule him out of some key fixtures.“It’s a five-team group so I think you’ve got to be relatively happy with that,” Giggs told Sky Sports.“It could have been worse, could have been better.“There are some tough teams in there, Croatia being the stand-out one. In Modric, they’ve got one of the world’s best players.“They’ve got some really, really outstanding players. A team that’s just full of character never gives up. So we’re going to have to play really well to beat them.”last_img read more