Greene King posts “strapping” interims

first_imgFriday 3 December 2010 8:54 am whatsapp Show Comments ▼ BREWER and pub group Greene King today released interim results to toast, with profit before tax increasing 17 per cent to £73m.The better-than-expected results were driven by strong food sales and expansion of its managed pubs arm, and saw group revenues rise 4.2 per cent, to £484m from £464.5m a year earlier, in the quarter to 17 October. It also announced that Scottish division Belhaven, which outperformed with profit up ten per cent, will be fully integrated into the group to generate £1m in annualised cost savings.“Current trading remains strong, with Christmas bookings comfortably ahead of last year. Although we expect more challenging conditions in 2011, we are confident that we will continue to trade well,” said chief executive Rooney Anand.Alistair Macdonald, Execution Noble analyst, described the results as “strapping” and said profit before tax was well ahead of consensus estimates of £67m. “Current trading looks to be resilient with like-for-like sales in Greene King retail up 3.8 per cent for the 30 weeks to end November, implying that the two-year like-for-like trend from the first half has continued into more recent weeks,” he said.Suffolk-based Greene King operates both managed and tenanted pubs and is – like several of its rivals – pursuing a strategy of increasing food spend and its managed pub estate while reducing its tenanted pub estate.Managed pubs – where the owner operates the venue, often under a brand name, have proved more resilient in the recession than tenanted pubs as they can achieve greater flexibility and speed on promotions and more consistent levels of service and quality. Its managed pub division, the UK’s third-fastest-growing managed pub business, saw like-for-like sales growth slow slightly to 3.8 per cent from 4.6 per cent a year earlier, but like-for-like food sales increased 8.5 per cent.Its tenanted division, Pub Partners, stabilised with 0.4 per cent profit growth, while Belhaven, which it bought in 2005, achieved £17.5m operating profit.The group’s earnings per share rose 11.5 per cent to 25.2p from 22.6p and dividend was raised 6.8 per cent to 6.3p per share. Greene King operates 891 retail pubs and more than 1,500 tenanted or leased sites in the UK. Greene King posts “strapping” interims whatsapp More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Tags: NULL Share alison.lock last_img read more

UK subprime mortgages vulnerable to shocks

first_img whatsapp UK subprime mortgages vulnerable to shocks Share REPOSSESSIONS could begin to grow again in the UK due to a stubborn core of subprime mortgage-holders who are still falling behind on their payments, according to research by Standard and Poor’s.Despite an overall improvement among subprime mortgage-holders, those with the lowest credit ratings, accounting for around £7bn’s worth of mortgages overall, show little progress.“The proportion of borrowers in severe arrears remains stubbornly high,” say the report’s authors, Andrew South and Mark Boyce. “Nearly 60 per cent of those in severe arrears in September 2009 were in the same position a year later,” they say, showing that those at the very bottom of the property ladder are struggling to get back on track after the financial crisis. They predict that with austerity cuts, unemployment growth and the possibility of interest rate rises at the end of this year, the UK could see a rise in repossessions.“An economic shock to borrowers in severe arrears could result in a spike in new repossession cases,” said the report. Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLcenter_img whatsapp More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory KCS-content Monday 31 January 2011 9:06 pmlast_img read more

Transustainable House / SUGAWARADAISUKE

first_img Photographs Year:  Structural Design: RGB structure Transustainable House / SUGAWARADAISUKE Architects: SUGAWARADAISUKE Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Jérémie Souteyrat+ 30 Share photographs:  Jérémie SouteyratPhotographs:  Jérémie Souteyrat Year:  2014 Transustainable House / SUGAWARADAISUKESave this projectSaveTransustainable House / SUGAWARADAISUKE Area:  38 m² Area:  38 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/536042/transustainable-house-sugawaradaisuke Clipboard Design Corporation For Dd Drawings:Yuko Hiura, Chihiro Kotaka, Masayuki HaradaPlantation Design:GA YamazakiArchitect In Charge:Daisuke Sugawara, Noriyuki Ueakasaka, Hiroshi NaraharaDesign Development:SUGAWARADAISUKECity:ChofuCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. Built in the residential area of Tokyo, ‘ Transustainable House ‘ aims to respond to the 4 features of urban housing.Save this picture!© Jérémie SouteyratRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT Aluminium1) ‘Small building site’ – Extension of perceptional spaces beyond the limit
2) ‘Diverse style of living’ – Composition of spaces that allow arrangements
3) ‘Endlessly updating townscape’ – Surface that engraves the microclimate
4) ‘Artificial thermal environment’ – Diverse thermal environment that offer choicesSave this picture!© Jérémie SouteyratThese procedures make interior and exterior durable to different contexts of the site. The interior responds to transitions of residents’ lifestyles, while the exterior responds to the transitions surrounding the site. This house is not brought to perfection in the moments of the completion, but targets to enrich the quality of the environment by being intimate with the long lapse of time. This project shows a new solution for sustainable architecture that metamorphoses its existence over the time.Save this picture!© Jérémie SouteyratIn Tokyo, it is quite typical for a house to be built on a very small site. Therefore, in order to maximize the limited dwelling space, this house expands the dwelling space both inside and outside, and converts the entire site into a group of spaces with different qualities.
Private rooms are placed diagonally in the site, while common areas are created between them, transforming the rest of the site into ‘semi-indoor’ residential area. The ‘semi-indoor’ areas extend the resident’s spatial perception beyond the site boundary over the enclosed semi-transparent walls.Save this picture!© Jérémie SouteyratToday, city citizens migrate between cites constantly. These nomadic style leads to the diversification of family structure and the relationship between family members/housemates.
The group of private rooms and common areas in this residence responds to this issue as well, by allowing free arrangement of spaces. The following diagram shows how residential areas in this house could be managed according to 3 families’ life circles.Save this picture!© Jérémie SouteyratCurrently, there are 50,000 individual houses in Japan. If this method is applied to all of them, parts of those private houses can be opened to not only urban nomadic residents but also to the community. This method is potential to play a major role in the society as a stock of closed private dwelling spaces.Save this picture!© Jérémie SouteyratArchitecture cannot exist without giving any influence to the surrounding context. This project explores the possibility to have a unique appearance by having a strong relationship with the context.
If this is subjected to the neighborhood residences, the relation keeps collapsing every few years because of the scrap-and-build townscape of Tokyo. Therefore, this house relies on the site-specific micro-climate. This aim is realized by the exterior surfaces with unique iron-powder-mixed-plaster and the expanded metal. Exposed to the rain, wind, and sunlight, the weathering of the surface proceed dappled rust on the surface, memorizing the vernacular micro-climate over the time. The architectural appearance is not designed by an architect, but is defined by the actual behavior of the natural phenomena.Save this picture!© Jérémie SouteyratThermal environment in urban areas tend to be a simple choice between the artificially controlled indoor, and the rest of the uncontrolled outdoor. In this house, the artificial and the natural are blended in gradient, which produce diverse choices to be made by the thermal perception of the residents.
This house offers 4 types of approach to the air condition – high controlled indoor, mid-controlled indoor, mid-controlled outdoor and natural condition outdoor. Those 4 approaches create countless thermal condition in between, not only because of the changes of season but also by the use of mechanical air conditioning and windows/doors, and stimulate the residents to search perceptively for the adequate places each time.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse by the Lake / Marte.Marte ArchitectsSelected ProjectsThe Big Data Institute / Make ArchitectsUnbuilt Project Share Housescenter_img ArchDaily 2014 Lighting Design: “COPY” “COPY” Toh design Construction: CopyHouses•Chofu, Japan Sou Kenchiku Co.Ltd Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/536042/transustainable-house-sugawaradaisuke Clipboard Japan CopyAbout this officeSUGAWARADAISUKEOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChofuHousesJapanPublished on August 12, 2014Cite: “Transustainable House / SUGAWARADAISUKE” 12 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 streamlast_img read more

Praia Dos Lagos Residence / Sotero Arquitetos

first_imgSave this picture!© Leonardo Finotti+ 17 Share Houses Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/770106/praia-dos-lagos-residence-sotero-arquitetos Clipboard Year:  Praia Dos Lagos Residence / Sotero ArquitetosSave this projectSavePraia Dos Lagos Residence / Sotero Arquitetos ArchDaily Brazil Photographs:  Leonardo FinottiStructures:V&N Engenheiros Associados LtdaConstruction:A&G ConstrutoraElectrical:LL ProjetosLighting:Omni LightWood Framing:DemunerGlass Framing:Princesa VidrosSite Area:1126 m²Technical Responsibility:Adriano MascarenhasTeam:aulo Coelho, Thiago Esposito, Valentin Alban, Luciana QueirozCity:CamaçariCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiText description provided by the architects. The site of 1126 m2 presented for the “Praia Dos Lagos Residence” project has very interesting features. The site can be seen from the lagoon. Land and sea are fused. The slightly hilly topography slopes from the street level almost three meters in height.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiThe intervention strategy was directed to set a building where the views of both the lake to the northeast and the sea to the southeast, were repeated. So we split the house into 4 volumes covering different sectors and programs.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe common areas of the residence were placed in the northeast / southeast axis in order to allow the contemplation of the landscape in places of greater permanence of users. The private and service sectors are located to the south of the site, in two volumes, taking advantage of better orientations for ventilation and lighting for bedrooms. The guest pavilion operates independently north of the site.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiAccess to the residence is through a concrete staircase, creating a void of 2.80 meters on a landscaped slope. At elevation 7.00, we have access to the pool and whirlpool, and a reception garden.Save this picture!First Floor PlanTaking advantage of the slope, we put on the ground, at elevation 7.00 to 2.80 meters from street level, the spaces to make the most of the residence and service program. A concrete emptied box marks the access to the public sector of the house, the first of the four volumes identified by the user. With a slab of 60 m2, and supported only in the ends, the shadow of the balcony and the gourmet space is projected. In this box the kitchen and service areas also operate, and access to the basement.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiStill on the ground, there is a play of tensions between two volumes that face the sea with a sheet of concrete that connects them. Two reinforced concrete beams, with a height of 75 cm, cross brace the slab that defines the dining room and the wooden deck. In addition to providing a space without the interference of pillars, the slab promotes the connection between the bedrooms of the residents with the guest pavillion.Save this picture!SectionsThe guest pavilion has a separate entrance from the rest of the residence. Its operation is made viable through a program with pantry, living room and bedroom on each of the two floors. A concrete staircase with lateral glass enclosures in wood, connects the land with the first floor of the volume.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiThe volume where the main bedrooms are located shelters the ground, the home theater and the living room. On the first floor are the bedrooms of the children and the master suite, both oriented to the sea.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiFinally, on the ground floor at elevation 4.10, Portuguese paving stone promotes integration between the parking lot and the street. This level houses the service area, cellar, service bedroom and bathroom. A concrete pergola delivers shade for parked cars, creating a transitional space between the street and the private atmosphere.Project gallerySee allShow lessUS Pavilion Summons Architects Interested in Participating at 2016 Venice BiennaleArchitecture NewsSuperstudio- and Lebbeus Woods-Inspired Projections Light Up the Karlsruhe PalaceArchitecture News Share CopyHouses•Camaçari, Brazilcenter_img 2011 Photographs CopyAbout this officeSotero ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCamaçariBrazilPublished on July 17, 2015Cite: “Praia Dos Lagos Residence / Sotero Arquitetos” [Residência Praia Dos Lagos / Sotero Arquitetos] 17 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Architects: Sotero Arquitetos Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/770106/praia-dos-lagos-residence-sotero-arquitetos Clipboard Praia Dos Lagos Residence / Sotero Arquitetos “COPY”last_img read more

AD Classics: Himeji Castle / Ikeda Terumasa

first_img “COPY” 1581 Projects ArchDaily Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/872445/ad-classics-himeji-castle-ikeda-terumasa Clipboard Japan Project gallerySee allShow lessArthur’s Cave / Miller Kendrick ArchitectsSelected ProjectsThe Light House / Sigurd LarsenSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Japan, 〒670-0012 Hyogo Prefecture, Himeji, Honmachi, 68Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” CopyWith its gleaming white walls and elegantly terraced roofs, it is easy to forget that Himeji Castle was built as a fortress . Standing on two hilltops in the city of Himeji, the old fortress, also known as Himeji-jo, is the greatest surviving example of Japanese castle architecture from the early years of the Shogunate, which governed the island nation from the late 1500s to the 19th Century. Although never tested in battle, the castle’s elaborate defensive measures represent the best strategic design the period produced. While these measures have since been rendered obsolete, the same cannot be said for the castle’s soaring, pristine aesthetic, which earned it the nickname Shirasagi-jo – “Castle of the White Heron.”+ 14Save this picture!From the towers of the Hommaru, one can see the Hishi Gate and, further out, the trees and lawns of the Nishi-no-Maru. ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia user Oren Rozen (licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0)Recommended ProductsWood Boards / HPL PanelsLamitechLamitech high pressure plastic laminateWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Divider – Partition Wall CELLONWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsSkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoMuch of Japanese history vacillated between periods of factional and unified Imperial rule. During the 16th Century, the daimyo Oda Nobunaga began to conquer and consolidate the disparate shogunates of the archipelago into a single state, a process continued by his successor, Toyotomo Hideyoshi. Hideyoshi was as shrewd as Nobunaga was tactical, and by 1590, all of Japan was united under his nominal authority; however, without a sufficient political structure to truly hold sway over the islands, many regions were entrusted to the direct control of the local daimyo.[1]Save this picture!This map from the Himeji City Castle Laboratory Collection depicts the concentric lines of defense surrounding Himeji Castle. ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia user ブレイズマン (Public Domain)Under Nobunaga and Hideyoshi’s reigns, Japan entered its Azuchi-Momoyama period, named for two castles built respectively by the two leaders. It was a time of sumptuously gilded wall paintings, elaborate folding screens, and the rise of the Japanese tea ceremony. The spread of castles across the Japanese archipelago between 1580 and 1630 remains one of the most prominent remnants of this cultural epoch, with many of the cities that formed around evolving into provincial capitals. When Hideyoshi died in 1598, rule over Japan passed not to his son, but to rival daimyo Tokugawa Ieyasu, who subsequently appointed his brother-in-law Ikeda Terumasa as governor of the western provinces. It was in 1609, at the height of the Azuchi-Momoyama period, that Terumasa chose Himeji as his seat of power – and set about creating a castle worthy of the city’s newfound status.[2,3]Save this picture!Courtesy of Wikimedia user Oren Rozen (licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0)The first iteration of Himeji Castle was built in 1346 by Akamatsu Sadanori, who sought a bastion against other daimyo during a previous period of political instability. Oda Nobunaga later gave the fortress to Hideyoshi in the 1570s, upon which it was expanded and formed into a proper castle. This was not enough for Terumasa, however, who patterned his renovations after Nobunaga’s castle at Azuchi. The grandiosity of his vision was matched by the sheer effort necessary to bring it into being: over 2,500,000 man days of labor went into the construction of Terumasa’s new Himeji Castle.[4]Save this picture!A period image depicts the labor needed to construct Ikeda Terumasa’s grand new Himeji Castle. ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia user ブレイズマン (Public Domain)The complex built by Terumasa between 1601 and 1609 stretched far beyond the central donjon (fortified tower): like many European castles, Himeji sat within a series of concentric moats and compounds, some of which encircled and protected parts of the city beyond the castle itself. Passage from the outer compound, the Sannomaru, to the inner Ninnomaru compound is achieved through the Hishi Gate, the only portal in the outer wall. Despite its enclosure, the Ninnomaru is elegant and spacious, with a large rectangular pool known as the Sangoku Moat and a wide, verdant garden space called the Nishi-no-Maru (“West Bailey”), from which one has an excellent view of the castle’s main tower.[5.6]Save this picture!A cutaway model of the main keep reveals not only the pair of structural columns that run the full height of the building, but the network of living quarters and defensive galleries that make up the tower. ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia user Corpse Reviver (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0)Secluded behind another, higher wall, the innermost compound—the Hommaru—is made almost inaccessible by narrow, twisting paths leading to a second set of gates. Inside the Hommaru stand the central keep, the Daitenshu, flanked by three smaller towers.[7] Whereas Hideyoshi’s original keep had been three stories high, Terumasa’s rose five stories, housing six floors and a basement level. The heavy stone basement provided storage for food and armaments, and also protected a well; the floors above comprised living spaces and vantage points from which defenders could shoot arrows out the narrowly-slitted windows that helped to shield them from their attackers. A pair of wooden columns rise from the foundations to the roof, providing extra structural support to the entire tower.[8,9]Save this picture!Courtesy of Wikimedia user Corpse Reviver (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0)Himeji Castle is known as much for its beauty as it is for its defensive ingenuity, and it is fitting that many features meant to improve the latter are also responsible for the former. (This is not to say that its attractiveness was a fortunate accident; given that castles like Himeji-jo were highly visible from the surrounding urban fabric, Terumasa and other daimyo spared no expense in adorning their fortress homes with the finest craftwork and ornamentation.)[10] The winding path through the Ninnomaru, while picturesque with its cherry trees and changing vistas, was meant to confuse and slow invaders. Small openings in the walls lining the path would allow defenders to bombard their enemies with anything from boiling water to deadly projectiles. The gates, including the lavish Hishi Gate, were built with narrow openings to impede the progress of large groups.[11] Even the pristine white walls were a defensive measure: coating the wooden structure in plaster helped to protect the building and its occupants against fire, as did the ceramic roof tiles. With this combination of tactical circulation and defensive materials, Himeji Castle was not only an elegant palace – it was an almost impregnable fortress.[12]Save this picture!Although the choice of ceramic roofs was a practical form of defense against fire, it also allowed for the daimyo’s seal to be emblazoned on the end of each tile. ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia user Corpse Reviver (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0)Although Himeji Castle was perhaps the climax of Japanese castle design, it was never to see battle or conflict. The establishment of the Tokugawa Shogunate precipitated a long period of relative peace within Japan, obviating the need for a fortress to defend against other daimyo.[13] The shogun’s 1615 edict that there should be only one castle per province resulted in the destruction of many similar buildings throughout Japan; Himeji Castle remained one of the approximately 170 to survive and, like its counterparts in other provinces, served as the administrative and commercial center of the region.[14] The castle flourished in this role for three centuries, until the end of the Shogunate and the rise of a new national government in 1868. Having never been attacked, Himeji Castle remains largely as it did upon its completion in 1609; although a fire destroyed the daimyo’s living quarters in 1882, subsequent preservation efforts since 1934 have meticulously restored what remains of the complex.[15] Relatively unspoiled by time, the shining white Himeji-jo continues to dominate the hilltops of Kansai Province, a reminder of Japan’s tumultuous past.Save this picture!Courtesy of Flickr user Ben Kubota (licensed under CC BY 2.0)References[1] “Japan – Early modern Japan (1550-1850)”. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. [access].[2] “Japan – Early modern Japan (1550-1850).”[3] Cowan, Henry J., and Trevor Howells. A Guide to the World’s Greatest Buildings: Masterpieces of Architecture & Engineering. San Francisco, 2000: Fog City Press. p73.[4] McNiff, Gregory. “History.” Columbia University. Accessed April 19, 2017. [access].[5] “Himeji Castle, Himeji, Japan.” Asian Historical Architecture: A Photographic Survey. Accessed April 21, 2017. [access].[6] “National Treasure, World Heritage, Himeji Castle.” Himeji City. Accessed April 21, 2017. [access][7] “Himeji Castle, Himeji, Japan.”[8] Wilkinson, Philip. Great Buildings. New York: DK Publishing, 2012. p128-130.[9] Cowan and Howells, p73.[10] “Himeji Castle, Himeji, Japan.”[11] McNiff, Gregory. “Military Design.” Columbia University. Accessed April 19, 2017. [access].[12] Wilkinson, p128-130.[13] “Himeji Castle, Himeji, Japan.”[14] Mitchelhill, Jennifer, and David Green. Castles Of The Samurai: Power And Beauty. New York: Kodansha USA, 2013. p67.[15] “Himeji-jo.” UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Accessed April 18, 2017. [access].Residential Architecture, Fort, Landmarks & Monuments•Himeji, Japan AD Classics: Himeji Castle / Ikeda TerumasaSave this projectSaveAD Classics: Himeji Castle / Ikeda Terumasa ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/872445/ad-classics-himeji-castle-ikeda-terumasa Clipboard AD Classics: Himeji Castle / Ikeda Terumasa Architects: Ikeda Terumasa Year Completion year of this architecture project Residential Architecture CopyAbout this officeIkeda TerumasaOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsResidential ArchitecturePublic ArchitectureMilitaryFortBuildingsLandmarks & MonumentsHimejiUNESCO World Heritage SiteMedievalCastleFortressesMedieval JapanJapanese Castle1600s17th CenturyFeudalOda NobunagaToyotomo HideyoshiJapanPublished on May 30, 2017Cite: Luke Fiederer. “AD Classics: Himeji Castle / Ikeda Terumasa” 30 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!The white plaster walls and sweeping terraces of Himeji-jo inspire its other name, “Castle of the White Heron.” . ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia user Oren Rozen (licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0)Written by Luke Fiederer Sharelast_img read more

Handbook of Institutional Advancement (The Jossey-Bass series in higher education)

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 30 June 2008 | News Tagged with: Individual givingcenter_img  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Handbook of Institutional Advancement (The Jossey-Bass series in higher education)last_img read more

Largest UK breast cancer charities announce merger plan

first_img Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now have announced their intention to merge into one new charity in Spring 2019.The merger will bring together the UK’s largest breast cancer research community with its largest breast cancer support community to create a charity for everyone affected by breast cancer. It will provide specialist support and information for those living with the physical and emotional impact of breast cancer, and will also fund research to improve prevention, detection, treatment and care and campaigning for better and equal NHS services for all those affected by the disease.Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now will continue operating as separate organisations as they prepare to merge. Advertisement Tagged with: merger  236 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis42 The Chair of the new charity will be Jill Thompson, currently a Trustee and Treasurer for Breast Cancer Care.  Delyth Morgan, currently CEO at Breast Cancer Now, will be CEO Designate for the new charity, with Samia al Qadhi to step down as Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Care on 31 March 2019.The current Chairs of both charities, Lynne Berry, Chair of Breast Cancer Now, and Emma Burns, Chair of Breast Cancer Care, will also step down at the point of merger in April 2019.The new Board of Trustees will consist of six trustees from each existing Board; Mark Astaire, Barbara Brown, Sonia Gayle, Marion Lewis, Andrew Moore, Trevor Powles, Adrian Harris, Sue Gallone, Ann Pickering, Chris Copeland and Pascale Alvanitakis Guely. At least one third of the new Board has a personal experience of breast cancer.The new Senior Leadership Team will be appointed to lead the new charity in the coming months.Jill Thompson, Trustee and Treasurer for Breast Cancer Care, and Chair of the new charity, said:“More women are being diagnosed with breast cancer than ever before, and there are well over half-a-million people living with the devastating impact of the disease. Despite the enormous progress made by both charities, the challenge that lies ahead in breast cancer is unprecedented. This merger is a bold and exciting opportunity to rise to this challenge, together, and make a significant difference to the millions affected – providing support for today and hope for the future.“Delyth will be a tremendous CEO of the new charity. Her vast experience and passion for advocating for those affected by breast cancer, will help us drive forward the new charity’s ambition that by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live and receive the support they need to live well. Delyth will play a pivotal role in helping to define, establish, lead and inspire the vital work of the new charity and we look forward to seeing the pioneering work of the organisation under her leadership.”Emma Burns, Chair of Breast Cancer Care, said:“Both charities simply could not have achieved all that we have for those affected by breast cancer without the dedication and generosity of our supporters, many with experience of the devastating disease. We hope the new charity will inspire the continued, determined support we need to help people deal with the impact of breast cancer, and to fund the world-class research that will give much-needed hope for the future.“Samia al Qadhi has made an extraordinary contribution as CEO of Breast Cancer Care over the last 25 years. Thanks to her dedication, leadership and commitment to driving change for people affected by breast cancer, hundreds of thousands of women have received better care and support following the life-changing diagnosis.”Lynne Berry, Chair of Breast Cancer Now, added:“Merging now to create one, comprehensive charity for everyone affected by breast cancer is undeniably the right thing to do for those affected by the disease. Together, we’ll be a stronger charity to influence and drive progress further, with a united community and one clear voice for everyone affected by breast cancer, now and in the future.“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Jill as Chair of the new charity. Jill brings a wealth of experience and expert leadership during this time of change, as well as determination to make a difference to the lives of those affected by breast cancer.” Largest UK breast cancer charities announce merger plan About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Main image: Delyth Morgan and Samia al Qadhi  235 total views,  3 views today Melanie May | 5 November 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis42last_img read more

Court upholds three-month suspension for cultural magazine

first_img RSF_en News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” November 16, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court upholds three-month suspension for cultural magazine BelarusEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information News News May 27, 2021 Find out more On 8 November, the Belarus supreme court for economic affairs rejected an appeal by the cultural magazine Arche against its three-month suspension, with the result that it will not be able to resume publishing until 19 December. The Belarusian state postal service has nonetheless warned Arche that if its next issue is not published by 18 December, it will be removed from postal service’s distribution list.“This decision will in practice deprives us of our subscribers in 2007, but we will continue to operate,” said Arche editor Valer Bulhakau. The October and November issues are available on Arche’s website.But journalist Valentin Akoudovich predicted that the magazine would not recover. “First they removed it from the news stands. Then from the bookshops. And finally they banned it from publishing,” he said.—–22 November 2006Information ministry suspends opposition monthlyчитать на русскомReporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today about the information ministry’s suspension of the monthly history magazine Arche yesterday on the grounds that the September issue violated the terms of its licence by including political articles. Arche is supposed to limit itself to historical content.“We voice our support for Arche’s editor and we urge the information minister to reconsider his decision,” the press freedom organisation said. “The distinction between historical and political articles is specious and is just meant to mask an act of censorship.”The September issue cover photo shows police dispersing an anti-government demonstration in March. One of its articles is a detailed account of a 1995 crackdown on opposition parliamentarians who objected to referendum imposed by President Alexander Lukashenko that would have made Russian one of the country’s official languages.Arche’s editor, Valer Bulhakau, intends to appeal against its closure. Created in 1997, the magazine has often broached sensitive issues and criticised the Belarusian authorities. As it is an opposition magazine, it cannot be sold and is distributed by volunteers. The editor has repeatedly requested authorisation to cover politics but has had no success. Receive email alertscenter_img BelarusEurope – Central Asia News June 2, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Organisation May 28, 2021 Find out more to go further “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Follow the news on Belaruslast_img read more

Newspaper columnist gunned down in front of her 10-year-old daughter

first_img Follow the news on Philippines PhilippinesAsia – Pacific March 28, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper columnist gunned down in front of her 10-year-old daughter News RSF_en Receive email alerts to go further February 16, 2021 Find out more June 1, 2021 Find out more May 3, 2021 Find out more Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Special task force will investigate columnist’s murderThe Philippine National Police set up a special task force on 28 which will be headed by senior superintendent Roldolfo Mendoza and chief superintendent Antonio Billones, regional police chief of Western Mindanao. The announcement comes after President Gloria Arroyo said a “thorough investigation” would be carried out into the killing of Esperat.Palace communications director Silvestre Afable said in a statement that “the government may also put up a reward for the immediate arrest of Esperat’s killer.”Reporters Without Borders would conduct a fact-finding visit to the Philippines from 7-13 April that would above all investigate the murders of journalists.Prior to her death, Esperat waged a crusade against corruption.- – — – – — – – – – – – — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -Newspaper columnist gunned down in front of her 10-year-old daughter26 March 2005Reporters Without Borders voiced “horror” today at the murder of newspaper columnist Marlyn Garcia Esperat of the weekly Midland Review, who was shot dead in her home in front of her 10-year-old daughter by two gunmen on the eve of Easter on 24 March in Tacurong, on the southern island of Mindanao.Noting that this was the second murder of a journalist since the start of the year in the Philippines, the press freedom organization said in a letter to interior minister Angelo Reyes that there was an “urgent need to restore a climate that allows the press to work properly after repeated attacks that have gone completely unpunished.”The letter continued : “We call on you to take the necessary measures to protect journalists and to ensure that a serious investigation establishes the precise motives for Marlyn Garcia Esperat’s murder. No hypothesis should be ruled out, but it is already clear that she was probably killed because of her work as a journalist.”The letter concluded by announcing that a Reporters Without Borders would conduct a fact-finding visit to the Philippines from 7-13 April that would above all investigate the murders of journalists.Aged 45, Marlyn Garcia Esperat was receiving police protection. But, shortly before her murder on 24 March, she allowed her police bodyguards to go home for Easter. The local police said two men burst into her home at around 7:30 p.m. and shot her in the head. Before firing the fatal shot, the gunman simply said : “Good night, dear lady.” The police quoted witnesses as saying the two killers then calmly left on foot.Tacurong police chief Raul Supiter told the newspaper Mindanews: “We have not yet established the motives for this murder but it has not been ruled out that she was killed because of her journalistic activities.” Marlyn Garcia Esperat waged a crusade against corruption and was known for scathing commentaries. The daily Inquirer said that, shortly before her death, she had written about nepotism in the town of Sultan Sa Barongis and the embezzlement of around 750 000 euros from the agricultural department’s local office.The Philippines is the world’s most dangerous country for journalists after Iraq. Six journalists were killed in the country during 2004 simply for doing their job, around ten survived murder attempts and seven others were killed but for reasons that were unclear. 2005 seems to be very murderous too. Arnulfo Villanueva, reporter with the Asian Star Express Balita newspaper, was found dead in Naic (in Cavite province south of Manila) on 28 February. At least six other journalists have been physically attacked or threatened with death since the start of the year. PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders expresses its horror at the murder of columnist Marlyne Garcia Esperat of the weekly Midland Review and calls on the authorities to quickly identify those responsible so that her tragic death should not go unpunished. Organisation Help by sharing this information Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped News News News Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days agolast_img read more

UTPB juried art show slated

first_img Facebook UTPB juried art show slated UTPB logo, USE THIS ONE Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: Remember the Holocaust to keep from repeating itNext articleWest Texas Film Festival Series admin By admin – April 25, 2018 Pinterest Facebook Twittercenter_img Pinterest Local News Twitter WhatsApp Nancy Fyfe Cardozier GalleryThe University of Texas of the Permian Basin will host the 2018 Junior/Senior Juried Art Exhibition from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery Charles A. Sorber Visual Arts Studios.Awards will be presented at 6 p.m.Exhibition dates are April 26 through May 3.Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. WhatsApplast_img read more