June 17, 2021
Save this picture!© Hiroshi Ueda+ 17 Share Year: Japan Projects CopyApartments•Naka Ward, Japan HASE-BLDG.１ / Coelacanth and AssociatesSave this projectSaveHASE-BLDG.１ / Coelacanth and Associates 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/886170/hase-bld-coelacanth-and-associates Clipboard Apartments HASE-BLDG.１ / Coelacanth and Associates “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs: Hiroshi UedaSave this picture!© Hiroshi UedaRecommended ProductsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedTwo aspects of `Old city of Ordinary people` and `New big merchant City`This building is a rental building that has 6-stories RC construction in Osu, Nagoya.Although rental buildings tend to be affected by the degree of prosperity of the city, I think it can bring out its potential, which is city in microcosm. Since there are shrines and temples, traditional shopping street, vaudeville theater in Osu, daily life, commerce and entertainment are intermingled as a city of ordinary people. This site is also facing with a main street with highway and Sakae that is the central city of Nagoya. This site has two aspects of “Old city of Ordinary people” and “New big merchant City”. To take advantage of this trait of the city, I designed the architecture with two aspects.Save this picture!DiagramsVarious Scale Sensitivity and several types of business coexists in Rough Concrete ConstructionSince this architecture is located on the border between Sakae and Osu, the 1st and 2nd floor facing with the main street are for large scale one-room business space whose height of ceiling is 4.3m, hoping for customers from the lively cities. The 3rd-5th floors are typical floors with high flexibility space that can respond to various industry types by dividing one room into three. The top floor whose height of a part of ceiling is 5.4m is for atelier and it can also divided into three rooms as the typical floors. As all the floors, walls and ceilings are exposed concrete, the pipe arrangement, air conditioner and lighting are open piping. Rough Concrete Construction with deformed grid has the power that makes it possible to coexist with various kinds of interiors.Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Hiroshi UedaDeformed grid with two aspects of iconic façade and reference line of space divisionDeformed grid facade created by jagged terrace attracts people visually. Seen from the front, the deformed grid is well organized. Seen from at an oblique angle, the sense of depth of the jagged terrace appears. The look of the deformed grid varies according to viewpoints. Deformed grid has two aspects of iconic role to attract people around Sakae and reference line of space division to invite small-scale tenant from Osu. I consider this building will be a flexible architecture not only as this unique facade but can be converted to residence, accommodation and so on in the future.Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaA red loop connects peopleWe always focus on creation of the places where whole the site is full of various activities. The Former HASE-BLDG.1 built in 1959 had Beer Hall on its rooftop, which brought vitality and prosperity to the area and people in those days. To meet the client’s demand, this time we designed a private garden with red loop shaped counter on the rooftop to deepen friendship between tenants. It is happy to witness the moment when various people communicate with each other by designing architectures. I expect semi-public space like this has potential to create new neighborhood communication and various activities, and activate the city. (Susumu UNO/CAn)Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaProject gallerySee allShow lessA White House, A Growing Home / Kai LiuSelected ProjectsHouse S / Yuan ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Osu, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 460-0011, JapanLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeCoelacanth and AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsNaka WardJapanPublished on December 28, 2017Cite: “HASE-BLDG.１ / Coelacanth and Associates” 27 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
June 16, 2021
Monitoring the situation Howard Lake | 19 March 1999 | News 18 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis If your charity or corporate supporters donate your computers for other charities or community groups to use, spare a thought for Computeraid International. If your charity or corporate supporters donate your computers for other charities or community groups to use, spare a thought for Computeraid International. According to the Guardian Online, they cannot get hold of enough monitors. They have twice as many PC systems as monitors. If you have a monitor to donate, contact Computeraid International.Read UK Fundraising’s page on recycled computers for charities. Advertisement 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.
June 16, 2021
23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 November 2005 | News An opinion poll by the Charity Commission has found that the public has a ‘moderate’ level of trust in charities, giving them a mean score of 6.3 out of 10.The survey was carried out by Opinion Leader Research which commented that this trust was built less on a rational, well-informed approach than on an “inherent belief” in charities. While 79% of those surveyed believed that charities were inherently trustworthy, 69% admitted that they knew little about how charities are run.Indeed, nearly two-thirds believed that Amnesty International was a registered charity, while only 7% knew that Eton College was a charity. Trust in charities was lowest among ethnic minorities.Trust in charities was highest amongst those aged between 35 and 44, and, not surprisingly among those working for a charity. Advertisement Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Charities get 6.3 out of 10 for public trustworthiness 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
June 15, 2021
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this On July 20, unions led protests under the general banner “Strike for Black Lives” in over 160 U.S. cities, with tens of thousands participating. The call, initiated by Service Employees (SEIU), was endorsed by over 60 unions and social justice groups.Many of those participating in the protests were essential workers — janitors, fast-food workers, nursing home and hospital workers, and gig-economy drivers — coming out in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement for racial justice in the aftermath of the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others.Contingent of nurses in NYC July 20 strike outside Trump Tower.In calling the one-day protest, organizers encouraged workers unable to participate for a full day to take a knee or walk off their jobs at noon for eight minutes and 46 seconds — the amount of time the white police officer held his knee on Floyd’s neck resulting in his death. Key demands included that corporations dismantle racism, white supremacy and economic exploitation at work, as well as “unions for all.” However, the vaguely worded demand that “elected officials use their authority to rewrite rules, so that Black people can thrive” fell short of calling for defunding or abolishing police. The SEIU has not dealt with the role of police “unions” in labor federations or as units within unions such as SEIU.Strike for Black Lives in Cleveland.In many cities, workers participating in “strike” actions brought signs to “Defund the Police,” for safer working conditions for essential workers during the pandemic and demands for hazard pay and fair wages. The coordinated actions could have been stronger if the 1.1 million workers SEIU represents had actually walked out — with their leadership backing them. Actions included marches of several hundred protesters in San Francisco and New York City, a caravan of several hundred cars and trucks in South Los Angeles, murals painted on buildings in eight cities and demonstrations held in Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit and numerous other cities.
June 12, 2021
New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Reporters Without Borders set up a sponsorship system 16 years ago in which international news media are urged to adopt an imprisoned journalist. More than 200 news organisations around the world are currently supporting jailed colleagues by regularly asking the appropriate authorities to release them and by publicising their cases so they are not forgotten.Ricardo González is being supported in this way by Alternatives Internationales, Amiens Métropole (JDA), the Madrid Press Association, Cambio 16, Corriere, Canadese, El Mundo, El Pais, El Punto, France Soir, Grands Reportages, www.cubantrip.com, Ici, L’Express, La Tribune, La Vanguardia, Le Figaro, Le Ligueur, Le Maine Libre, Le Nouvel Observateur, Le Nouvelliste, Le Télégramme de Brest et de l’Ouest, Okapi, Ouest France, PACA Informations économiques, the Prix Bayeux des correspondants de guerre, Radio Classique, Radio Côte d’Amour, Radio Nostalgie (Belgique), RFI, Servimedia, StarPhoenix, The Concordian, The Telegram and Tiempo.Fabio Prieto Llorente is supported by Bernard Lehideux (a Member of the European Parliament), Coup d’oeil vers l’avenir, the Festival International du Scoop et du Journalisme, Libération, the Arlanc city hall and Métro Belgique.Miguel Galván Gutiérrez is supported by the Nancy city hall. CubaAmericas Organisation to go further Follow the news on Cuba News CubaAmericas October 15, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information As Cuban foreign minister Felipe Pérez Roque was about to address a meeting at UNESCO headquarters in Paris today, a score of Reporters Without Borders activists wearing prisoner uniforms staged a demonstration outside in solidarity with the 23 journalists currently held in dire condition in Cuban jails. Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet News October 12, 2018 Find out more News October 10, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Welcome to Cuba where journalists have no rights” May 6, 2020 Find out more RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Wearing prisoner uniforms in solidarity with the 23 journalists in Cuban jails, a score of Reporters Without Borders activists staged a loud protest outside UNESCO headquarters in Paris today as Cuban foreign minister Felipe Pérez Roque was due to address a meeting inside.A trusted aide of President Fidel Castro, Pérez Roque has said in the past of the journalists arrested during the Black Spring of 2003: “They contribute to the US blockade against Cuba, manufacture false reports and conspire to destabilise the country. They endanger of the rights of all Cubans.”Reporters Without Borders said: “Twenty-one journalists who got jail sentences ranging from 14 to 27 years have been languishing in filthy cells for more than two years, sleeping in disgusting sheets (if they are lucky enough to have any), wearing uniforms that are passed from prisoner to prisoner without ever being washed, and eating foul-tasting gruels rarely fit for consumption.”The press freedom organisation added: “Most of them have contracted chronic ailments in prison and are in a very worrying physical condition. As if that were not enough, they are routinely humiliated by guards or shut in cells with common criminals. This is the situation we wanted to highlight as a Cuban minister comes to Paris to talk about culture and education.”Reporters Without Borders said two more journalists were imprisoned in Cuba in July and August, one of whom, Oscar Mario González, is still awaiting trial and faces a possible 20-year prison sentence.In today’s protest, the Reporters Without Borders activists wore handcuffs, gags and numbered uniforms. They beat on billycans, displayed a banner with the words, “Welcome to Cuba, where journalists have no rights” and played a soundtrack of Cuban dance music that was suddenly interrupted by the noise of cell doors clanging shut, chains rattling and inmates crying out. News
June 12, 2021
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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Restaurant owners in Pasadena and throughout California are calling on the state government to act as a report by the California Restaurant Association warns 30 percent of the state’s eateries are likely to go under as a result of the ongoing pandemic.And in Pasadena, which has more restaurants per capita than New York City, owners said they fear the local impact could be even worse.Exact figures on closures in the city were not available, as restaurants are not required to notify the city when they go out of business, said Pasadena Economic Development Department Division Manager Eric Duyshart. And the fate of some restaurants remains unclear.“For instance, some restaurants are closed, but are hoping to sell their business and open back up,” Duyshart said. “At the beginning of the year, the city had over 600 food establishments. Although we expect the closure number to grow, so far, fewer than a twenty have shared plans to close permanently.”But Duyshart said he was hopeful that many restaurants would not fail.“The COVID health challenge has been extremely hard on retailers and restaurants,” he said. “Although I have heard people share that 30 percent closure speculation before, I want to stay hopeful that customers in Pasadena will increase support for local restaurants, so we can avoid such a dramatic closure percentage.“Although small in number, we do have some new restaurants and food-service businesses looking to open,” Duyshart added. “We are hopeful this indicates some good news will be mixed in with the negative reports that have come out recently.But some local restaurateurs were not as optimistic.El Cholo restaurant owner Blair Salisbury said he also suspected Pasadena could end up losing more than 30 percent of its restaurants. He had been hoping Gov. Gavin Newsom would provide some relief.“By looking at the graph, I don’t see us opening a dining room until December, maybe January 1st. And that, to me, is absolutely insane,” he said. “I think it’s probably conservative saying 30 percent.“We’re doing everything we’re supposed to do as a restaurant and I was just very disappointed the governor didn’t didn’t step it up,” Salisbury said.Many local businesses were already feeling pressure from the city’s recently-increased minimum wage, he said.“So COVID means the last nail in the coffin,” according to Salisbury. “Once that [Paycheck Protection Program] money goes away, it’s going to be a grim reality.”The longer the restrictions remain in place, the more pronounced the effects will be, he said.He added that the restrictions seem unreasonable. “It’s handcuffed us.”“At one point I had four people in my dining room,” Salisbury said. “I could have sat them 30 feet apart from each other inside of the dining room, [but] I couldn’t, and two of them walked out.“I turned down a party of 25, a wedding reception, in October,” he said. “Because of COVID, they could’ve done only family members that sit together… and I had to turn them away.”The CRA issued a statement last week calling on Newsom to do more to stem the economic bleeding. The organization also sent a letter urging him to do so.“[Friday’s] announcement from Gov. Gavin Newsom means that most California restaurants must continue to keep their dining rooms closed, while others have a glimpse of what the pathway looks like for them to begin operating with strict limits on their capacity,” the statement said. “Because these continued mandates come without the benefit of a meaningful aid package to keep these businesses afloat, many more will simply close.”CRA CEO Jot Condie said the situation has become dire for countless California restaurateurs.“Restaurants cannot sustain themselves or their employees when they operate with strict capacity limits, which means the state should long ago have crafted a comprehensive aid package to help these small businesses hibernate,” Condie said. “This is what we had repeatedly urged the Newsom administration to do — make state help available to restaurants so that, once the pandemic is behind us, the families who own these businesses could go back, open the doors and turn the lights on again. Instead, they are closing for good, by the thousands.“This could have been prevented with a few simple policy changes that would give restaurants rent relief and allow them to work with their insurers to cover some of their massive revenue losses,” Condie said. “Yet, these ideas and others have been dismissed or ignored by a state Legislature that is now about to adjourn.“I think the numbers are very conservative because I think it’s going to be worse than they’re predicting,” said Canter’s Deli owner Marc Canter of the CRA’s 30 percent closure estimate.“Even after this pandemic is over, everyone’s still going to be scrambling,” he said. “The restaurants aren’t going to be at the capacity they were.”Even if a vaccine is developed by next year, “to get it back to where it was, it could take four or five years, Canter said.About 1.4 million Californians worked in restaurants prior to the pandemic, the CRA statement said. But since March, between 900,000 and 1 million of them have been laid off or furloughed.Due to the inaction of legislators, Condie said, “Californians will soon look around our communities and see too many dark, empty storefronts, and it could have been prevented. This underscores the importance of the CRA’s call earlier this week for the governor and the state Legislature to hold a special session to specifically address the statewide restaurant crisis.” Community News Local Restaurateurs Call for Relief as 30 percent of State’s Restaurants May Not Survive Pandemic At least 20 Pasadena eateries have already folded permanently By DAVID CROSS and BRIAN DAY Published on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | 1:40 pm Make a comment Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website More Cool Stuff Business News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News
May 31, 2021
Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Ongoing declines in mortgage interest rates helped spur a pickup in refinance volumes at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in August, even as interest in the government’s Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) continues to wane.According to a report released this week by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) total refinance volumes at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac came to 131,075 in August, up more than 11,000 from July as mortgage rates slipped slightly to an average 4.12 percent.FHFA described August’s refinance volume as “comparable to levels in 2008.”While overall refinancing activity increased, however, the number of refinances completed through HARP fell again to a combined 14,066—accounting for about 11 percent of total volume compared to July’s 13 percent.Year-to-date, HARP refinances at the GSEs totaled 160,706 as of the end of August, a meager total compared to the 721,813 HARP refinances recorded by this time last year. Despite the hundreds of thousands of Americans still eligible for the program, interest in HARP has steadily fallen off in the last year, prompting FHFA to launch an outreach initiative to educate borrowers on its benefits. So far this year, the agency has hosted events in Atlanta, Chicago, and Detroit in an effort to tap into those markets.Speaking at the Chicago event in July, FHFA Director Mel Watt said HARP numbers are down partly because hold-out borrowers are skeptical about the program.”We are down to the people who don’t believe this is a credible program,” Watt said. “We’ve got approximately $72 million that we’d like to give away in this metropolitan area. People won’t come in and say, ‘I want that money.'”Despite declining volumes, a handful of states continue to see a large portion of HARP refinances as a share of total activity. Year-to-date through August, HARP refinances represented 34 percent of total refinances in Georgia, double the national share of 17 percent. HARP refinances are also popular in Florida, where they account for 32 percent of total volume. HARP Volume Drops Despite Increase In Refinances The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Print This Post Federal Housing Finance Agency FHFA HARP Home Affordable Refinance Program Loan Modification Mortgage Refinancing 2014-10-22 Tory Barringer About Author: Tory Barringer Related Articles Previous: Safeguard Properties Announces Two IT Promotions Next: CFPB Finalizes Minor Changes to Rules to Expand Credit Access in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago October 22, 2014 1,095 Views Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Federal Housing Finance Agency FHFA HARP Home Affordable Refinance Program Loan Modification Mortgage Refinancing Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / HARP Volume Drops Despite Increase In Refinances Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago
May 25, 2021
News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Facebook Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Previous articleUpdate: Pedestrian killed in overnight collisionNext articleDirector of latest Star Wars film hails Ireland as ‘gorgeous place’ News Highland A Parish Priest says it’s shocking a man was forced to stagger into his church for help after he was shot in Derry.The paramilitary style attack happened on the Ballymagroarty Estate at around 2 yesterday afternoon.The man was left with injuries to his leg which aren’t thought to be life threatening.Here’s Father Paddy O’Kane from the Holy Family Church.Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/derrdfgdgdfy1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Pinterest By News Highland – December 27, 2017 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Homepage BannerNews Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Man staggered into Derry church after being shot
May 24, 2021