Lombard Wharf / Patel Taylor

first_img “COPY” CopyApartments•London, United Kingdom United Kingdom “COPY” Lombard Wharf / Patel Taylor Year:  Apartments 2017 Manufacturers: Cross Timber Systems, Marshalls, Schüco, Steelpro, Techrete, Belmont, Kinsley Terrafina, Locker Lombard Wharf / Patel TaylorSave this projectSaveLombard Wharf / Patel Taylor Architects: Patel Taylor Area Area of this architecture project Bridge Foundation Engineer: Photographs:  Peter Cook, Barratt London Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/882459/lombard-wharf-patel-taylor Clipboard Area:  16448 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Save this picture!© Peter Cook+ 30 Share ArchDaily Barratt London Structural, Civil & Mep Engineer:OCSCCladding:WintechMarine:Beckett RankineBridge Consultant:ExpeditionCity:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Peter CookRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. Award-winning architect, Patel Taylor, reveals its latest contribution to London’s riverscape, Lombard Wharf. Designed for Barratt London, the impressive development sits on one of the last remaining riverfront sites in the London Borough of Wandsworth, south London. The building, with a distinctive tear-drop shaped plan, appears to twist as it rises, thanks to subtle changes in the positioning of the white precast-concrete balconies. This creates a kinetic appearance which belies the use of repeating modules, giving the impression that the freestanding structure is carved out of stone.Save this picture!© Peter CookSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Peter CookLombard Wharf is located on York Way, neighboring smart Battersea Square. The 28-story building comprises 134 one, two, and three-bedroom homes, alongside a newly planned footbridge and part of the Thames path. By creating an elegantly unusual form and opening up the surrounding area and public realm through an imaginative approach to landscape, the development has been praised by Wandsworth Council for its flattering and unique design. Unlike most riverside developments, Lombard Wharf does not have a discernible front or back. ‘Riverfront buildings have a propensity to face the water’, said Pankaj Patel, director at Patel Taylor. ‘We wanted Lombard Wharf to look equally attractive from every viewpoint, acting as a marker on the river whilst not turning its back onto the city.’Save this picture!© Barratt LondonSave this picture!Floor Plan 1Save this picture!© Barratt LondonBy giving the building a curved form, Patel Taylor has grounded it in its site, creating a sense of place. This is enhanced by the opening up of two adjacent railway arches, also part of the Patel Taylor scheme, one of them containing a workshop space and the other a pedestrian footpath, linking two sides of the railway line. “The creation of a new public plaza is at the heart of our vision, opening up a link from west to east.” said Pankaj, adding, “The dynamic form of the building grows from this public space, with a sculpted form twisting upwards to give panoramic views to all homes. The shape relates equally to landward and riverside vistas, becoming a legible marker to the proposed pedestrian footbridge northwards to Imperial Wharf and the focus at the threshold of this new London link.”Save this picture!SectionThe wraparound balconies are ingeniously designed to rotate by two degrees maximising views from the residences. From a distance, they dominate the appearance of the building, creating a dynamic yet monolithic sculptural form signaling a point of significance in the landscape. At night, the building’s balcony fronts are lit with LED lighting, tracing its shape in the skyline. Ed McCoy, sales director of Barratt London, commented: “The distinctive and graceful design of the building, its location, and its proximity to Clapham Junction have made Lombard Wharf a popular choice for buyers looking to move into or invest in Battersea. The building is a great addition to this area of the riverside.Save this picture!© Peter CookProject gallerySee allShow lessCooper Hewitt Releases Online Catalogue of Over 200,000 Historic Design ObjectsArchitecture NewsCompetition-Winning Paris Office Park Design to Reintroduce Play into the WorkplaceUnbuilt ProjectProject locationAddress:London, United KingdomLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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Campaign in defence of online free expression

first_img News June 30, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Campaign in defence of online free expression April 28, 2021 Find out more to go further Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Reporters Without Borders welcomes an offensive against the Turkish government’s repressive Internet polices by organisations that defend online free expression. In the latest move, the Association of Internet Technologies filed a complaint on 28 June accusing the authorities of “illegally” restricting access to the video-sharing website YouTube.The association filed a similar complaint on 8 June about the fact that access to several other Google services including Google Maps has been rendered difficult or impossible. Last year, the association brought a complaint against the Turkish state before the European Commission on Human Rights over the blocking of YouTube, which began in 2008.A coalition of 30 organisations including Cyber-Rights.Org.TR (http://privacy.cyber-rights.org.tr/), Internet Teknolojileri Derneği – INETD (http://www.inetd.org.tr/), Bağımsız İletişim Ağı – Bianet (http://bianet.org/) and SansüreSansür (http://sansuresansur.org/) released a statement on 23 June affirming their opposition to online censorship and calling for the repeal of Law 5661 on Internet crimes.Reporters Without Borders supports this initiative. “More and more websites are being blocked while online journalists continue to be prosecuted. Turkey is without doubt one of the countries that has been most cited of late when concern is expressed about Internet censorship, above all because of Law 5651, which has been used to close thousands of sites and hurt the county’s image.”Claiming that Law 5651 violates both the 1982 constitution and the principles of the European Court of Human Rights, the coalition is calling for a clearly-worded law that can be used to crack down on paedophile content without being misused for political purposes.In their joint statement, the organisations also say that Osman Nihat Sen, the head of the Internet department at the High Council for Telecommunications (TIB), Tayfun Acarer, the head of the Council for Knowledge and Communication Technologies, and Binali Yildirim, the transport and commnication minister, should all be fired if they continue to violate the constitution.Dunja Mijatovic, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s media freedom representative, issued a very firmly-worded request on 22 June to the Turkish authorities to restore access to YouTube and other Google services and to amend Turkey’s Internet legislation so that it conforms to international standards as regards free expression.An Ankara magistrate’s court ruled on 17 June that certain content available on Google services on 3 June was illegal. Journalist Adnan Demir and human rights defender Sebnem Korur Fincanci are meanwhile being prosecuted over an online interview denouncing impunity in torture cases. The trial has been postponed until 13 October. Organisation April 2, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia News Receive email alertscenter_img TurkeyEurope – Central Asia RSF_en Help by sharing this information Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Follow the news on Turkey News Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Calvin sinks Leafs in OT to help Hawks even up Murdoch semi final

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs had the Beaver Valley Nitehawks right where they wanted them.Leading 2-1 in the best-of-seven Murdoch Division Semi Final, the Green and White could take a stranglehold on the series with a home-ice win Tuesday night.However, Dallas Calvin put the Hawks back on even terms scoring a power play marker three minutes into overtime to give Beaver Valley a 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory at the NDCC Arena.The series, tied 2-2, now shifts to Fruitvale for Game five with Game six back in Nelson Friday.“Ya, this feels really good,” said Calvin minutes after cruising into the slot and snapping a shot past a screened Brett Soles in the Leaf nets.“(Nelson) is a very good team but tonight we did a lot of little things right and buried our chances.”The small, but important, parts to the Hawks game allowed the visitors grab a 2-0 lead two minutes into the second period.Dan Holland scored in the last two minutes of the first frame before Derek Lashuk gave the Hawks a two-goal advantage early in the second.The lead stood until Nelson got some life when Aaron Dunlap scored a shorthanded marker midway through the frame.Less than two minutes later, Carsen Willans scored his first of the post season on a mad scramble in front of Beaver Valley goalie Jarrod Schamerhorn.It was the longest wait between goal and celebration on record as referee Mike Paige needed what seemed like an eternity to consult with his linesmen before confirming the Nelson goal.But the Hawks roared back before the period ended to grab another intermission lead.Ryan Edwards did all the work behind the Nelson net, centering a pass that Keanan Patershuk buried past Soles. “They came hard . . . they were pretty desperate for the win,” said Leaf defenceman Cam Weir.“I thought we weathered the storm pretty well and came back and pushed back quite hard.”Beaver Valley tried to lock down the Leafs in the third. But Bryce Nielsen jammed the puck pasts Schamerhorn with eight minutes remaining in the period to tie the game at 3-3.Leaf captain did most of the work, driving past Hawks defenceman Walker Sidoni and forcing Schamerhorn to cough up a rebound Nielsen pushed into the net.Nelson had a great opportunity early in overtime when Edwards was called for delay of game after shooting the puck over the glass.However, the Hawks were able to kill off that penalty before being awarded their own man advantage when Edwards was hauled down at the Nelson blueline by the Leafs’ Kyler Wilkinson nullifying a potential Beaver Valley breakaway.“We can’t really think that way . . . we’ve got to have a short memory,” Weir said when asked if the Leafs let one slip away in Game four.“We’ve got to forget about it and move on and get ready for (Game five) Thursday.”Tuesday’s win means the series now is a best-of-three affair with the Hawks regaining home ice advantage.“Playing at home is great . . . our fans are great and we’re happy to be playing at home,” Calvin said.ICE CHIPS: Nelson out shot the Hawks for the second straight night, 31-22. . . . After being shutout Monday in Game three, the Hawks got the power play working, going two for seven in the game. Nelson was scoreless in five attempts. . . .Nelson played without the services of forwards Dustin Reimer and Greg Nickel due to injury. . . .If a Game seven is necessary it will be played Saturday in Fruitvale. . . . Before the game, the Leafs recognized the Nelson Atoms winning the West Kootenay Championship over the weekend. . . .Game attendance topped the 600 mark.last_img read more

Ohio agriculture has stern message for Gov. Kasich and water quality

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Gov. John Kasich appears ready to abandon his common sense approach to governance while ignoring the voluntary conservation efforts, scientific research and mandatory compliance efforts Ohio farm families are implementing to improve water quality.A group of leading Ohio agricultural organizations is calling on Kasich to engage the industry in his administration’s approach to protecting Lake Erie.The governor and his representatives have been quoted in the media saying they plan to place restrictions on farming practices through executive order.Farmers and agribusiness leaders, who supported Kasich’s “Common Sense Initiative,” are unhappy that the governor appears ready to disregard the promises made on his first day in office. His executive order that created the Common Sense Initiative states “agencies should develop regulations in the full light of public scrutiny, and the public should have an opportunity to help shape those regulations.”“From what we understand, the governor has not talked to lawmakers or anyone who will have to deal with the consequences of an executive order. I can tell you for a fact, any decision is being made without input from the ag community,” said Tadd Nicholson, executive director of Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association.Leaders of the Ohio AgriBusiness Association, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association, Ohio Dairy Producers Association, Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio Pork Council, Ohio Poultry Association, Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and Ohio Soybean Association are frustrated that the Kasich administration has not engaged the industry in such a consequential matter. The groups believe the executive action will create broad controls over farmers who are working to reduce nutrient runoff that contributes to algae formation in Lake Erie. It likely will closely mirror legislation the administration previously attempted to introduce but failed when it was unable to secure a sponsor.Separate legislation, called Clean Lake 2020, has gained the support of lawmakers, farmers and members of the environmental community. It unanimously passed in the Ohio Senate and Ohio House and is headed to the governor. The farm groups would like to see the Kasich administration embrace the legislation, which reflects the Common Sense Initiative’s stated priority of “compliance, not punishment.”Adam Sharp, executive vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau, said the agriculture groups have an open door to policymakers who want to take a collaborative approach to dealing with an extremely complex challenge.“The importance of fixing the lake’s problems cannot be overstated. Going about it the right way is equally important,” Sharp said. “We can help the lake without hurting our ability to produce food and create jobs.”last_img read more

In Colorado, Even the Rain Is Spoken For

first_imgResidents in California and other Western states are being encouraged to capture rainfall and use it to water their gardens, relieving municipal supplies and wells from some of the pressure being felt as the region continues to suffer a crippling drought.When the city of Los Angeles offered 1,000 rain barrels to residents last November, they disappeared in no time.But not in Colorado. It’s the only state in the country where it remains mostly illegal for homeowners to connect a rain barrel to gutters and downspouts so they can keep lawns and gardens green. An article in The New York Times reports that the state’s complex water laws strictly regulate who gets what — even when the water falls from the sky.“Where does it stop?” asked Jason Story, who plans to use a 30-gallon drum to collect rainwater at his Denver home. “Does that mean you own the cloud, too?”It may not make much sense to those from water-rich states, but Colorado State Senator Jerry Sonnenberg, from a farming and ranching town in northeast Colorado, likened the use of rain barrels to stealing. A barrel of rainwater might not seem like much, he told The Times, but collectively the diversion of a substantial amount of rainwater would be damaging to those living downstream.Joe Frank, of the Lower South Platte Water Conservancy District, said that the state is typically short of water. “Even in average years, there’s not enough water to go around,” he told the newspaper. Efforts to revise the law failA small number of people were exempted from the rain barrel ban a few years ago, including those who don’t have access to municipal water, but efforts to broaden the exemption to everyone who could get their hands on a rain barrel failed in the state legislature this spring. The Denver Posts’s website reported in May that the effort to give more people the right to use rain barrels died on the last day of the legislative session.The bill would have allowed homeowners to collect rainwater from their roofs in two rain barrels as long as certain conditions were met — barrels could have a combined storage capacity of 100 gallons or less, for example, and the water had to be used on the property to irrigate lawns and gardens.Although the bill rounded up a lot of support, it ultimately failed.“It’s like growing flowers,” Senator Sonnenberg said at the time. “You can’t go over and pick your neighbors’ flowers just because you’re only picking a few. They’re not your flowers.”Although the practice may be technically illegal for most state residents, enforcement is said to be lax and scofflaws are in little danger of being fined.A spokesman for the state’s Department of Natural Resources said he didn’t know of a single instance of a homeowner being fined for having a rain barrel, The Times said. “We simply do not have the ability to monitor rain barrel use,” deputy state engineer Kevin Rein said.last_img read more

10 months agoBrighton boss Hughton finds positives from Chelsea defeat

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton boss Hughton finds positives from Chelsea defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Chris Hughton drew positives from defeat at home to Chelsea.Solly March pulled a goal back for the Seagulls after first-half strikes from Pedro and Eden Hazard, and Hughton decided to focus on his team’s second-half reaction, as they created chances to equalise against the Blues.He said, “We have to take the positives from how we finished the game. We were up against a very good side — whether it was at home or away, they’ve spent big money and brought in exceptional players.“They’re a team that will be pushing at the top end of the division, so we have to understand that and respect that.“But I thought we were in the game for large periods, and that’s what you want. I can’t fault the effort our players put in, particularly in the second half.“We said ‘if you can get that first goal back, anything can happen’. If one of those scrambles in the last few minutes goes in, then it’s a different outcome.” last_img read more

Former Shark Tank contestant hit with drug charge

first_imgFREEHOLD, N.J. – A former contestant on ABC’s “Shark Tank” is facing charges that he belonged to a New Jersey cocaine-distribution ring.John DePaola was among nine defendants arrested Sunday. The Monmouth County prosecutor said Monday that the group distributed cocaine in the Freehold area.DePaola is charged with conspiracy to possess cocaine. His lawyer, Herbert Ellis, calls the charge “baffling” and “without merit.” He says that DePaola is not a “druggie” or a drug dealer.The 53-year-old Jackson resident appeared on a 2014 episode of “Shark Tank.” His company, which sells paint brush covers, attracted a $200,000 investment from “Shark Tank” personality Lori Greiner.DePaola and his business partners said in a follow-up segment that their product landed in 14,000 stores nationwide, with $1.5 million in sales.last_img read more

Hudsons Bay Co says Saks Fifth Avenue stores affected by data breach

first_imgTORONTO – Hudson’s Bay Co. is the latest Canadian company to be hit with a data breach, saying that customer payment card information may have been stolen from shoppers at certain Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth and Lord & Taylor stores in North America.A spokesperson for retailer would not comment on whether any specific Canadian locations were affected, but did say there is no indication the breach affects any of HBC’s other digital platforms, Hudson’s Bay stores or Home Outfitters locations.HBC released little information on the breach itself on Sunday, but a New York-based cybersecurity firm said it had analyzed the available data and found that information from five-million credit cards had been compromised.Gemini Advisory LLC said in a report that the information was stolen from 83 Saks Fifth Avenue or Saks Off Fifth stores, and from all Lord & Taylor locations.The firm found that three Canadian Saks locations were exposed to the breach: Sherway Gardens in Toronto, Bramalea City Centre in Brampton, Ont. and Pickering Town Centre in Pickering, Ont.Dmitry Chorine, the co-founder of Gemini Advisory, said his firm works to improve response to data breaches by analyzing stolen data that appears on the so-called dark web.Chorine said the firm started looking into the breach when they noticed an influx of stolen credit and debit card information being offered for sale on the dark web last week.Upon analyzing the data, Chorine said they were able to determine that shoppers at all Lord & Taylor and at certain Saks Fifth Avenue locations were at risk of having their information stolen.“On March 28, we saw a significant spike of stolen credit cards offered for sale on one of the marketplaces,” said Chorine.“When we checked, we saw there was an advertisement stating that more than five-million credit and debit cards will be offered for sale, and that’s when we decided to research this particular breach.”The data that Chorine and his team found was being offered on a dark web marketplace operated by a hacking group called JokerStash, which Chorine says has been active in hacking retail and hospitality companies for the past three years.Gemini Advisory said Sunday that it had found data that had been stolen from as early as March 2017, and as late as March 2018.He said that only certain Saks Fifth Avenue locations were affected because the outlet was in the process of switching from card-swipe technology to EMV chip technology, which is already commonly used in Canada.Stores that had already implemented chip machines would likely not be exposed to the data breach, Chorine said.Chorine urged any consumers who had shopped at Saks Fifth Avenue or Lord & Taylor stores in the past year to take preventative measures against fraud.“They should probably call their banks and replace their cards,” said Chorine. “That would probably be the best preventative action they could take, instead of just waiting.”For now, HBC is asking clients to review their account statements for activity or transactions they don’t recognize.The company said it’s investigating and taking steps to contain the attack, and clients will not be responsible for any fraudulent charges as a result of the breach.It said it will offer free identity protection services to those affected once they learn more about the breach.last_img read more

DolceGabbana founders make video apology to China

first_imgBEIJING — The founders of Dolce&Gabbana have apologized in a video on Chinese social media after promotional videos seen as racist and subsequent Instagram messages stoked a furor in one of the world’s largest markets for luxury goods.The Italian fashion house has been in hot water for the videos and also insulting remarks made by the Instagram accounts of both the company and co-founder Stefano Gabbana. It blamed hackers.Gabbana and Domenico Dolce appeared in a video posted Friday on Chinese social media saying they hope to be forgiven and will do their best to better understand and respect Chinese culture. They finish by saying “sorry” in Chinese.The videos and the Instagram comments created a huge backlash in China, forcing Dolce&Gabbana to cancel a major show this week.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Its Time To Stop Pretending That The NFL Preseason Isnt Pointless

If the coaches, players and fans all feel like the risk of injury has outstripped the value of playing the games, there’s no viable path forward for the four-game preseason. Only one question remains: Whether the coaches, players and fans can persuade the owners to get on a different path. For most of the 2000s and into the middle of this decade, the number of starters who threw the fewest preseason passes on their teams stayed in the low single digits. Last year, it was a full half of the league’s starting QBs.This year, no starters have thrown the most passes of anyone else on their team, and 22 threw the fewest. In just seven years, we’ve gone from almost half the league mostly playing their starters to over two-thirds the league barely playing them at all.There’s also reason to believe that the decline of starting QB reps across the league this preseason is not a coincidence. The NFL and its players’ union have begun negotiations for their next collective bargaining agreement, and truncating the preseason is reportedly a major negotiating topic. In that context, coaches and players are incentivized to force the owners’ hands.Last week, with Luck likely to sit out the third preseason game, Colts head coach Frank Reich and Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy texted before the game and reached a mutual I-won’t-play-my-guys-if-you-won’t truce. A similar detente was reached between Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson and Baltimore Ravens skipper John Harbaugh after their week of joint practices.In fact, joint practice sessions seem to be where the starters are getting all the reps they’ve been giving up.“I think [joint practices are] the trend. I think that’s where we’re going. I think that’s the way the league is heading,” Pederson said in a recent press conference. “As coaches, we get to set the situation and control the environment, and sometimes you don’t get those in games. You don’t get that situation in a game, and this way we can control that and work on specific things and get some really good work done with our starters.”That all makes sense: If a coach really wants to work on the two-minute offense, a preseason game offers no guarantee that a team will even get in a two-minute situation. The same is true for any other situation, matchup or personnel package. What doesn’t make sense, though, is charging fans full price to watch an uncontrolled scrimmage between a bunch of players who likely won’t even make their respective teams.On Monday, Texans head coach Bill O’Brien suggested that fans could whet their appetite for starter-on-starter action by the league televising joint practices in lieu of two preseason games: This season, it fell even more steeply. Projected Week 1 starters (via OurLads) accounted for just 11.7 percent of pass attempts.1Luck was the Colts’ projected starter up to and through the start of the Colts’ third preseason game, so he counts as “the starter” in these numbers. That’s a 43 percent drop in one year, after more than a decade of consistently giving fans at least a decent look at the most important player on the team.The same pattern shows up when we look at how many starters have led their team in preseason attempts — and how many starters have brought up the rear. In 2002, 14 of 32 teams’ starting quarterbacks led their team in preseason pass attempts, and in 2012, 13 starters still led their team in preseason throws. But since 2015, no more than three have. The curtain fell on the 2019 NFL preseason Thursday night — and judging by the volleys of rotten produce hurled at it by fans, writers and coaches, the NFL may never want to stage that show the same way again.For decades, it’s felt like the NFL has had a predictable rhythm to how (and how often) starters play. A little in the first game, then a little more, and then the third preseason game is the “dress rehearsal,” when coaches game-plan, starters start, and the fans who paid full price for tickets get treated to something resembling their team. In the context of meaningless August football, this one game on the preseason schedule was the closest thing fans got to the real thing. The fourth preseason game, in which starters rarely played, has been a forgivable afterthought.But the ugly, pointless football played Thursday night felt unforgivable — because the players fans pay to see barely played in the first three games, either. Even the last bastion of NFL preseason relevance seems to be vanishing. This year’s “dress rehearsals” hardly lived up to their billing. Carolina Panthers starting quarterback Cam Newton left the game after a minor injury. Almost all of the Green Bay Packers’ starters were held out. Houston starter Deshaun Watson got sacked to start the team’s first possession, the Texans lost starting running back Lamar Miller for the season on the next play, then Watson got sacked again, fumbled the ball and headed for the bench without throwing a pass. Indianapolis Colts starter Andrew Luck retired before taking a single preseason rep.If teams are comfortable going the entire preseason with their starting quarterbacks barely taking the field, the league’s case for making their fans spend the time and money to watch these games is significantly weakened. Perhaps as no surprise, calls to reduce the number of preseason games are now coming from everywhere, from fans on Twitter to major news outlets. It feels like all of a sudden, the whole NFL-watching world has given up on the preseason.Of course, calls for a shortened NFL preseason are nothing new. Analyst John Clayton called for it in The Washington Post earlier this month — almost two decades after he wrote for ESPN that players’ union representatives had already been pushing for it “for years.”The year after Clayton wrote that ESPN article, the NFL expanded to 32 teams. Fourteen of those teams’ eventual Week 1 starters led their squad in preseason pass attempts. Even as their union reps were arguing that a four-game preseason was at least one game more than anybody needed, stars like Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Daunte Culpepper, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning were out there taking more reps than anybody on their team.During that 2002 season, 34.4 percent of preseason passes were thrown by quarterbacks who would go on to start Week 1. A decade later, starters’ share of the workload was about the same. But from 2012 to last season, their leaguewide share of pass attempts dropped by 36.5 percent. read more