TAGS: WaspsWorcester Warriors The Ricoh Arena will be the 34th ground to stage an English Premiership match – but how many of the other 33 can you name? Click http://po.st/PremGrounds to put your knowledge to the test.Sunday 21st December: Wasps v London Irish (2pm, Ricoh Arena) With impeccable timing, Wasps will unwrap a big, shiny Christmas present to their fans this Sunday – the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Like Santa Claus himself, they’ve been handing out goodies (free tickets) to children and Leicester’s record home ground attendance of 24,000 is under threat. London Irish are the visitors for an Aviva Premiership match that will be gleefully broadcast by the BT Sport crew.But Christmas also means Ebenezer Scrooge and this writer has no trouble slipping into the shoes of Charles Dickens’s cynical old miser. For Wasps’ uprooting to the West Midlands, far from their London roots, is as much a sporting tragedy as it is a triumph over economic forces.Wasps were losing £3m a year at Adams Park, the Wycombe pad they rented for 12 years up until last weekend. It was a case of move or die, they said.So they moved, and to a ground that, as sole owners and with new revenue streams on top of existing ones, will immediately give Wasps the highest turnover in the Premiership.Money-spinner: The Ricoh Arena will provide financial sustainability to WaspsBut Wasps also died, because many of the fans that were there through thick and thin cannot contemplate a round trip of several hundred miles to watch a ‘home’ game; many of them already faced a lengthy journey to make it to Wycombe, which is itself more than 80 miles from the Ricoh.Feeling the painAn online petition to keep Wasps in or close to London failed, of course, but the hurt felt by fans is touchingly evident among the 3,000 signatories.Some vent their anger, with accusations of broken promises or threats to support a rival club. Some ask why they didn’t hitch up with Brentford FC (who are getting a new ground) or replicate Saracens, who built a stadium for £20m and paid off almost half of it through naming rights alone. Some point out that watching Wasps locally in the Championship would be preferable to the club retaining their Premiership status in another part of the country.Rob Smith, who spent 40 years at Wasps as a player or coach, is in that camp, arguing that “there’s a time when you draw the line and say I prefer the club to stay even if that means going down the leagues rather than be transported elsewhere. You get so attached to a club and stay with them. Coventry isn’t a million miles away but it might as well be”.New support: Schoolchildren from the surrounding area will be encouraged to get behind WaspsMost of all, however, it’s the despair and disillusionment that comes across, one supporter stating that he saw his “first Wasps game aged seven and I’m now 64. This is worst heartbreak in all those years”.How much store do you put on emotion? For me, it underpins all sport; it’s the reason people play and the reason people watch. But if you need to knock a few houses down to build a motorway, what do you do? Wasps have sacrificed the support of some loyal supporters because they know they will gain new ones in their new territory. It’s the price of progress.Worcester’s mind-set For all the hyperbole about the positives of moving to the Ricoh Arena, there are still many who will mourn what they see as the death of the club they knew Mixed emotions: James Haskell leads Wasps off the pitch at Adams Park LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wasps are a business and have taken an expedient decision. But it’s a decision that not only affects their fans.Worcester have close ties with Coventry RFC, a club that lies within their catchment area and with whom they share dual-registered players. At a cost of £1.5m, they have launched six Junior Academy centres this autumn – one of them at Coventry club Barkers’ Butts – as part of a stated aim to generate two-thirds of their future first-team players through developing local talent.Wasps say they’re “very keen to build a close relationship with Coventry rugby club and we’re currently exploring the possibility of running community programmes and player development schemes together”.Fortress Sixways: Worcester are accepting the move with grace, for nowYou might think that Worcester would have something to say about that. Unexpectedly, however, my request for an interview with Worcester was politely declined, the club’s press officer saying: “While Wasps will obviously provide us with competition in all sorts of areas, we very much have the mind-set that their move should be embraced”. They’re looking forward to a new local derby should promotion be achieved.Commendably positive, but you have to suspect their attitude may change further down the line. A new agreement on academy contracts is due in 2016 and it would be surprising if Wasps didn’t try to redraw the boundaries. They are already planning to build a new training ground close to the Ricoh.Will talented youngsters of the future graduate to Wasps instead of Worcester? Will people stop watching Worcester to instead watch Wasps? Will people stop watching Coventry to instead watch Wasps? It all remains to be seen.What is certain is that the Premiership landscape has changed forever and that there have been casualties. And, amid the somewhat one-sided PR-spun publicity that has accompanied this issue in recent months, respect goes to James Haskell for recognising that fact.“We came here to say goodbye to all the fans,” the Wasps skipper told TV viewers after their final game at Adams Park last weekend. “A lot of them are going to come with us, which is a positive. Some won’t be able to make it, and it’s important that we thank them and respect them for all they’ve given.”Fine words and wholly appropriate.
2015 Folded Roof House / TOOB STUDIO ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/782558/foldel-roof-house-toob-studio Clipboard Area: 120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Yên Bài, Vietnam Vietnam Save this picture!© Lê Anh Đức+ 25 Share ArchDaily “COPY” Houses Architects: TOOB STUDIO Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/782558/foldel-roof-house-toob-studio Clipboard Projects Folded Roof House / TOOB STUDIOSave this projectSaveFolded Roof House / TOOB STUDIO Photographs: Lê Anh Đức Cost:30.000 USDCity:Yên BàiCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lê Anh ĐứcRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. Vietnam is a tropical country of typical humid climate, which varies in two distinguished weather. The temperatures picking up from 38 Celsius degree in the summer may drop drastically down to 10 Celsius degree during the winter. Since Hanoi entered the industrialization era, climate changes in the capital city have become more and more serious.Save this picture!© Lê Anh ĐứcThese dramatic changes and the swamp of new technologies enlarge the anxiety about nature of urban inhabitants and thus, bear the rampant emergence of box architecture pairing with the rise of air conditioners. Save this picture!First Floor PlanBa Vi is located 30 kilometers away from Hanoi capital. Its temperatures stay steadily cool at around 28 even as Hanoi’s rise up to 38 Celsius degree.Save this picture!© Lê Anh ĐứcThanks to its primitive mountainous ecosystem mostly unaffected by humans and the variations of wild animals still inhabiting in this area, Ba Vi is the ideal location for urban inhabitants to enjoy and start reconciling with nature. This, too, is the primary objective for us to start this project and carry out all of its missions. Save this picture!© Lê Anh ĐứcThe performance lasted in the average of 4 months using local materials and moderate structuring methods so that local constructors could be promptly accustomed to after training and skill advancing.Save this picture!© Lê Anh ĐứcAt quick glance, the high-low rooftop system creates an interesting fold to alternate the normal look of viewpoints. The lower roof widens and darkens the shade over the large terrace, which helps to reduce indoor temperature and temperature differences during hot weather. Save this picture!SectionRegarding functionality, the living room is clear from internal spatial divides and becomes the place for urban inhabitants to connect with one another and return to nature. Save this picture!© Lê Anh ĐứcProject gallerySee allShow less9GAG Office / LAAB ArchitectsSelected ProjectsBankara Store / studio201architectsSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeTOOB STUDIOOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesYên BàiVietnamPublished on February 24, 2016Cite: “Folded Roof House / TOOB STUDIO” 23 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Apartments Feller Enea Garden Design Photographs United States “COPY” Save this picture!© Robin Hill+ 28Curated by Diego Hernández Share 2018 Architects: OMA Area Area of this architecture project CopyApartments•Miami, United States Landscape Architect: Structural Engineer: Year: Projects Park Grove / OMA | Shohei ShigematsuSave this projectSavePark Grove / OMA | Shohei Shigematsu DiSimone MEP Engineer: David Plummer & Associates Sustainability: Team:Matthew Haseltine, Cass Nakashima, Nils Sanderson, Daeho Lee, Marrhew Edgardo Davis, Jeremy Kim, Gonzalo Lopez, Pantea Tehrani, Sumit Sahdev, Jun Shimada, Andrew Mack, Miguel Darcy, Betty Fan, Carly Dean, Ahmadreza Schricker, Britt Johnson, Shida Salehi-Esmati, Simon McKenzie, Jackie Woon Bae, Ian Watchorn, Filippo NanniExecutive Architect:ArquitectonicaCivil Engineer::VSNLife Safety:SLSPool Consultants:AquaDynamicsPartner In Charge:Shohei ShigematsuDesign Team Project Manager:Scott AbrahamsCity:MiamiCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Robin HillRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Text description provided by the architects. Two of three towers of Park Grove designed by Shohei Shigematsu officially open, as OMA New York’s three residential projects across North America are nearing completion. 121 E 22nd Street in New York City and Transbay Block 8 in San Francisco to follow in the next year.Save this picture!© Robin HillThe Related Group and Terra Group have unveiled the first phase of Park Grove, the multi-tower residential development designed by Partner-in-Charge Shohei Shigematsu of OMA New York. Named the Club Residences and Two Park Grove, the first two towers are now move-in ready.Save this picture!© Robin HillSave this picture!Axonometric. © OMASave this picture!© Robin HillOMA first won the design competition in 2013 with a scheme that would connect Coconut Grove’s community scale to the Biscayne Bay and honor the neighborhood’s natural beauty. Inspired by the Bay, Shohei Shigematsu and OMA envisioned the towers as barrier islands, each uniquely independent yet maintaining a linked intimacy. The resulting organic forms contrast from its boxier neighbors. A plinth connecting the three towers provides a lush, landscape of amenities for residents and act as an extension to the surrounding natural environment. A series of passages weave in and out throughout the 5-acre site and provide connections and views to the Biscayne Bay.Save this picture!Diagram . © OMASave this picture!Diagram. © OMAThe final tower lies on the former site of the Coconut Grove Bank, which required a phased construction to accommodate a seamless move from the Bank’s original building to its new home in the plinth. The tower is currently under construction and will reach completion in Spring 2019. Together, the three residences will add to the distinct community of Coconut Grove that offers an alternative to the Metropolitan downtown.Save this picture!© Robin HillThe opening of the first phase of Park Grove marks the beginning of a series of residential tower completions to follow in the next year. OMA has been engaged in the design of a number of residential tower projects, including 121 E 22nd Street in New York (2019), Transbay Bock 8 in San Francisco (2019) and Nora Tornen in Stockholm (2018). All four projects will be completed by 2019.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessAIA Announces 2018 Film Challenge WinnersArchitecture NewsBack Bay Studio / Peter Braithwaite StudioSelected Projects Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903663/park-grove-oma-shohei-shigematsu Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903663/park-grove-oma-shohei-shigematsu Clipboard Photographs: Robin Hill Park Grove / OMA | Shohei Shigematsu Traffic Engineer: CopyAbout this officeOMAOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMiamiUnited StatesPublished on October 10, 2018Cite: “Park Grove / OMA | Shohei Shigematsu” 10 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising National Fundraising Convention Melanie May | 24 January 2020 | News 360 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 The Institute of Fundraising is now seeking volunteers for this year’s Fundraising Convention.Volunteers must be Individual Members of the Institute of Fundraising, and available from Sunday 5 July to Wednesday 8 July inclusive. Individuals will be provided with a full induction and on-site support, and accommodation and all meals are provided, although travel expenses are not covered.Benefits of helping out also include full access to the event, and the opportunity to attend selected sessions on a range of fundraising topics and issues.Duties include:Signposting delegates to sessions and around Fundraising ConventionAnswering delegate enquiriesDisseminating literature to delegatesManaging session roomsSupporting and liaising with speakersCollating evaluationsMore information, as well as the application form, is available from this link. The deadline for applying is 5pm on 17 March.Fundraising Convention will once again take place at London’s Barbican, from 6-8 July.Individual Member pre-sale tickets are on offer until the end of January, and general early bird tickets go on sale on 1 February. 359 total views, 2 views today Advertisement 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. Applications now open for Fundraising Convention 2020 volunteers
Standing Rock solidarity at the “Liberty Pole” in Rochester, N.Y. Solidarity actions in support of Standing Rock resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline are proliferating from coast to coast throughout the U.S. In New York City, multiple #NoDAPL actions are ongoing, including weekly support rallies called by Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. They have exposed the role of G4S — the global security firm that staffs Israeli prisons and detention centers used to crush Palestinian resistance — whose guards are now also assaulting and terrorizing Standing Rock water protectors.From Oakland, Calif., National Nurses United is deploying a second team of registered nurse volunteers to support water protectors with medical and first aid needs. Participating RN Amy Bowen said, “As a nurse, I understand the necessity of preserving and protecting our water. Water equals life, and the Dakota Access Pipeline threatens the health and well-being of millions.” (Facebook: Labor for Standing Rock, Nov. 7)On Nov. 5, over one hundred protesters gathered in downtown Rochester, N.Y., to support the Standing Rock occupation and denounce the Dakota Access Pipeline project. The protest was organized and attended by a wide variety of individuals and groups, including local Native American organizations and Workers World Party.“It’s not a matter of if the pipeline will explode. It’s a matter of when,” said protest organizer Athesia Benjamin. “That water in the sacred land is too precious to be threatened and corrupted.” (13wham.com, Nov. 5)Benjamin told WW reporter Lydia Bayoneta: “It is racism that has led to the militaristic assaults on the protesters at Standing Rock.”Members of local Native American groups spoke and led chants and songs in their own languages, emphasizing both the importance of cultural traditions and access to basic necessities, like clean water for the community in North Dakota.“We have to keep our resources and lands protected for future generations,” said Rohsennase/Dalton LaBarge (Mohawk) of Rochester. “We’ve saved our languages, we’ve saved our traditions. We’re letting people know that we’re still here.” (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Nov. 5)Protest organizers announced they’re collecting canned goods, cold weather clothing, blankets and sleeping bags to send to protesters in North Dakota who plan to stay in Standing Rock camps into the winter.Philadelphia activists responded to the Red Warrior Camp call for Global Solidarity Action in the wake of brutal government attacks on Native American land defenders at Standing Rock. The Philly protesters held a march of resistance on Nov. 2. After rallying on the west side of City Hall Plaza, 200 participants walked two blocks into the building with the local office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. ACE’s authorization has been key to allowing DAPL to be built.On the second floor mezzanine, demonstrators chanted and listened as leaders described the group’s letter demanding that ACE “reconsider and rescind any and all permits or easements” for DAPL on Native lands. After half an hour, an ACE representative appeared and accepted the document but made no comment. The boisterous, sign-carrying crowd walked out, its mission fulfilled.Later that afternoon, a smaller group marched out of Westchester University, near Philadelphia, to confront the local branch office of DNB First Bank, one of many funders of the DAPL construction. The protest, called by Students for a Democratic Society-WU, condemned “state-sanctioned violence and repression” against the Standing Rock water protectors. Protesters presented their target with a letter of demands, which included withdrawal of its financial backing. Two officials in suits came out to read a statement denying the bank has any funds invested in the pipeline. That they had to emerge from their offices to acknowledge the protest speaks to the growing power of mass solidarity with Standing Rock resistance.Lydia Bayoneta, Gene Clancy and Joe Piette contributed to this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Philly for Standing Rock on its way to confront the Army Corps of Engineers.
August 6, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Iraqi who worked for Italian news media murdered in front of his family December 28, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en News News December 16, 2020 Find out more Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” February 15, 2021 Find out more to go further News News Organisation IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Reporters Without Borders today condemned the murder of Adnan Al Bayati, who was killed at home in Baghdad in the presence of his wife and daughter on 23 July. He had been working as an interpreter and producer for Italian news media for several years.”We are outraged by Al Bayati’s horrible murder,” the press freedom organisation said. “Nothing seems to stop the killers of journalists in Iraq. Two have been murdered in the space of 10 days. The fact that the murderers did not cover the faces is a sign of the terrifying climate of total impunity prevailing in Baghdad.”A journalist with the Italian TV station TG3 who had worked with Al Bayati told the Italian news agency ANSA: “He fell victim to the revenge attacks by Sunni terrorist groups who do not let Iraqis work with foreigners, especially with western news media, above all Italian media.”Al Bayati had been working with the TV stations Rai, Mediaset and TG3 and the magazine Panorama. A practising Shiite known for his piety, he had studied at the university of Perugia in Italy.A total of 65 journalists and media assistants have been killed in Iraq since the start of the war in March 2003. Follow the news on Iraq Receive email alerts
Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Linkedin Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Print Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Despite a technical malfunction that resulted in a two hour delay and a change of route that left thousands of spectators disappointed, record crowds lined the streets and quays of Limerick to wish Grandma Giant farewell on one of the hottest days of the summer.According to Limerick City of Culture organizers, there were over twice as many people at the three days of the Giant’s Journey through Limerick as there were for the Pope’s visit to Limerick in 1979.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mike Fitzpatrick director of Limerick City of Culture commented, “The attendance at the event has exceeded all our expectations with in excess of 200,000 visitors over the weekend. It has been a massive boost for the economy. The Granny has captured the hearts of not only those who visited the city but overseas with photographs, videos and images being shared throughout the world, putting Limerick firmly on the map”.Grandma Giant ventured across the whole city for the three days before laying down to rest in her bed on O’Connell Street this evening NewsPhotosLimerick bids farewell to giant grandmotherBy Editor – September 7, 2014 2552 Pic Sean Curtin Advertisement Previous articleCrowds urged to get in early for last day of Granny’s tourNext articleSpoken word performer hits Limerick for Elemental festival Editor RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL TAGSCity of CulrureCity of Culturefeaturedfull-imageGrandmother GiantlimerickMike Fitzpatrick Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended No vaccines in Limerick yet First Irish death from Coronavirus