SA rugby’s thoughts are with Joost van der Westhuizen

first_img“He was an outstanding Springbok and is a legend of our game – he will always have a place of honour in the history of Springbok rugby. He gave his all on the field for the teams he represented and – at his prime – was the best scrumhalf in world rugby. His current health problems are the cruellest twist of fate for one who was so athletic in his prime.”Van der Westhuizen retired from rugby after appearing in his third Rugby World Cup in 2003. He made what was a then record 89 Test appearances for the Springboks, captaining the team at the 1999 Rugby World Cup and on ten occasions in all. For a scrumhalf, he scored an extraordinary total of 38 tries in Tests, including two hat-tricks, and still shares the Springbok record with Bryan Habana. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Mr Oregan Hoskins, president of the South African Rugby Union, offered rugby’s support and prayers to Springbok legend Joost van der Westhuizen on Friday, after it was announced that the former player had been struck done by a serious illness. The 40-year-old former Springbok captain was reported to be being treated for a serious muscle related neural disease.Mr Hoskins said: “We only have the media reports to go on at this moment, but the news about Joost’s health is distressing in the extreme. The thoughts and prayers of SARU, the Springboks and the South African rugby community are with Joost and those nearest and dearest to him at this challenging time.last_img read more

Teens, not adults, lead Episcopalians in gun violence protests and…

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Suzanne Cannon says: March 1, 2018 at 1:32 pm Have they had a course on the Constitution yet ? Diocese of Central Pennsylvania Bishop Audrey Scanlan will join a youth group to rally and march at the capitol in Harrisburg on March 24. Clergy is invited to attend, vested in cassocks, to be a clear, visible witness, she said. The diocesan website has resources on how to respond to gun violence, and its Facebook page will be updated with local events. There will be rallies also in York, Lancaster and possibly Williamsport, she said. More than 1,000 people expressed interest in the Harrisburg event and more than 4,000 for Lancaster.Although the Washington D.C. march is only a couple hours away, Scanlan wants to stay local. “The whole idea that this is being led by the students is just tremendous, and I want to support our youth in our schools where we live, which I think is more important,” she said.Whenever there’s a school shooting, Scanlan thinks of the 2006 shooting in West Nickel Mine, Pennsylvania, where a gunman shot 11 people in a one-room Amish school house, killing five girls.So, with this youth movement, Scanlan refers to the Isaiah 11:6 passage, “a little child will lead them.”“We as adults have a responsibility to create and maintain a just and peaceful society, and we are failing. Our society is fractured, and gun violence is one of the symptoms. When our children rise up, I can do nothing less than follow them. They deserve my support,” Scanlan said.The Rev. Mark Sims, rector of St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Coral Springs, Florida, asks people to respect the teens during this tough time and listen to what they have to say. One of the school shooting victims, Carmen Schentrup, a 16-year-old youth group leader, belonged to his parish.The student body at Saint Edward’s School in Vero Beach, Florida, is not making a public statement about student-led protests, said Monica Jennings, the Episcopal school’s spokeswoman.“There may be individual students who are interested in participating, but at this time, the school as a whole is not taking any specific action beyond internal communication with our faculty and families,” Jennings told ENS. The school constantly updates and re-evaluates security procedures on campus, a process that was already under way at the time of the Parkland tragedy, she said.Several Episcopal schools did not reply to ENS inquiries asking for comment, including Episcopal School of Jacksonville, Florida, whose head of school was shot in 2012 in a murder-suicide by a recently fired teacher.However, the National Association of Episcopal Schools has reached out to school leaders and heard from a number of them that they will be traveling by bus to either New York or Washington D.C. for marches on March 24, said Jonathan Cooper, the association’s communications manager. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School, a pre-K3 through fifth-grade school in Coconut Grove, Florida, is sending hand-drawn cards to the older students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, he said.Here are some of the hand-drawn cards that students at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School, a pre-K3 through fifth-grade school in Coconut Grove, Florida, are sending to the older students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Photo courtesy of National Association of Episcopal SchoolsLeaders in the Diocese of Washington and at Washington National Cathedral are trying to connect out-of-town Episcopal youth groups, clergy and lay leaders who want to bring students to the March 24 rally with hospitality and lodging with local churches and members.The Lutheran Episcopal Advocacy Ministry of New Jersey is organizing buses to D.C. so that members of the Diocese of Newark, the Diocese of New Jersey and the New Jersey Synod of the Lutheran Church can join the March For Our Lives. The group is encouraging churches to send teens with one chaperone for every five young adults.New Jersey Bishop William “Chip” Stokes invites Episcopalians, young and old, across the church to join in local and national events.“Like so many people across the country, the members of Bishops United Against Gun Violence are enormously grateful to the young people of [Marjory] Stoneman Douglas High School and their peers across the country, who are leading a renewed movement to end gun violence in this country. We are committed to standing in solidarity and anguish with them and supporting their efforts,” Stokes said. Pearl McElheran says: Ronald Davin says: M. J. Wise says: Katie Sherrod says: BD Howes says: Submit an Event Listing Comments (31) Larry Waters says: March 3, 2018 at 1:37 pm If no age is too young to speak FOR change, is no age too young to have a voice AGAINST change? This is crazy talk.On the other hand, I could change my mind if fetuses had a vote on their abortion. Nina Vest Salmon says: Rector Albany, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Gun Violence March 2018 Kim Phipps says: Gun Violence, March 1, 2018 at 6:12 pm I am proud of these students for holding adults accountable and I support their efforts. March 1, 2018 at 5:04 pm I appreciate the strong leadership skills being demonstrated by these children, and I am grateful to the adults who are working with them. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET March 2, 2018 at 7:01 pm I can’t get past feeling that the memory of those who were killed and the innocence of those who survived are being abused. As one matures, one learns that often the worst time to do something is when beholden to emotion. An example would be to pause before sending an email (or commenting on a blog) when angry or adversely motivated. It is right to resist the reflexive lust to just do something. Comments are closed. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Terry Francis says: Advocacy Peace & Justice, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishops United Against Gun Violence, Karen Hardison says: Teens, not adults, lead Episcopalians in gun violence protests and marches Parkland, Florida, school shooting sparks youth activist movement March 1, 2018 at 6:03 pm Each generation has to learn that the government cannot assure their safety, no matter how much they demand it or how much freedom they are willing to give up in the process. After all, mass shootings like these are the predictable result of complete trust in government under the false promise of “gun-free school zones.” They are certainly free of guns, except for the murderers who are unimpressed by the threat of administrative penalties. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Linda Bailey-Theders says: A senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School weeps in front of a cross and Star of David for shooting victim Meadow Pollack, while a fellow classmate consoles her at a memorial by the school in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 18. Photo: Reuters/Jonathan Drake[Episcopal News Service] Sarah Jacobs, 17, doesn’t feel safe.After the deadly mass shooting at a Florida school on Feb. 14, the senior at Fishers High School in a suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana, said no school is safe from gun violence anymore, and that’s not right.Jacob attends St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Carmel, and she’s on the Diocese of Indianapolis youth steering committee. Her committee decided during a Feb. 25 conference call to talk during its March 3-4 youth retreat about how they feel about what happened and what they can do about it, and share opportunities.She hopes to attend the national student-led March For Our Lives in Washington D.C. on March 24, while other teens join local marches on the same day nationwide.“We like to think it doesn’t affect our area, but it does. It’s not just ‘those’ people. It could happen to anyone, anywhere,” Jacobs told Episcopal News Service just after she got out of class.At Jacobs’ school and at others nationwide, teens are planning a walkout at 10 a.m. March 14, for 17 minutes, one minute for each person who died at the South Florida school.It’s been two weeks since 17 people — including 14 teenagers — were killed by a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, wielding his legally owned, military-style, AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.Since then, Episcopal teenagers and children are among the wave of youth across the United States sparked by the most recent shooting to protest, march and speak out for meaningful gun legislation. Nikolas Cruz, who is charged in the Parkland shooting, used the same kind of gun used in several other mass shootings, most notably at the 2012 shooting that killed 27 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. March 1, 2018 at 5:50 pm I am immensely proud of these young people who are smart and courageous enough to put their voices out there to those older people who criticize and brush off their candor. I feel it’s disgraceful that anyone would dare question their motives after all they have been through. March 5, 2018 at 11:58 am Thank you, thank you, to these articulate, impassioned young people who have greater clarity than do we adults. Let education, common sense and humanity prevail. And let’s hope our elected officials the backbone to stand up to the moneyed, frantic and single-issue NRA. Press Release Service Fr. Carlton Kelley says: Comments navigation Newer comments Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA March 2, 2018 at 9:10 am Bravo to the youth who are doing this. Maybe, somehow, they — the future voters — will get the attention of our elected leaders, to take action on guns. No civilian has any need for a semi-automatic gun, for either self-protection or sport. The second amendment authorized people to own muzzle-loaders, not weapons of mass-destruction. Tags Phil Franzen-Nicholson says: March 1, 2018 at 5:13 pm I’m so proud of these courageous young people for standing up and making their voices be heard. They are the ones who had to live through this horror, and they have every right to say enough is enough. How many school shootings have we already had this year? Should they just have to sit silently by, while yet another disturbed man goes to his local sporting goods store, buys an assault weapon, and murders them in cold blood? They have every right to fight back. And we need to help them. Comments navigation Newer comments March 2, 2018 at 9:05 am It is a cause for joy that our young people are willing to stand up and be counted against the forces of lethargy, complacency, and just plain wickedness. My mother used to use the phrase, “As ugly as homemade sin.” That describes the gun lobby perfectly. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tony Oberdorfer says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Elaine Boyd says: Featured Jobs & Calls By Amy SowderPosted Mar 1, 2018 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York March 1, 2018 at 5:46 pm Madeline L’Engle (of “Wrinkle in Time” fame) famously said: “We are often closer to God in our doubts than in our certainties, that is all right to be like the child who constantly asks Why? Why? Why?”Today we are being led by children and young people who are not settling for just asking “Why?” … they are stepping out and saying “Hell no!”We have seen the powerful witness of the young #BlackLivesMatter activists in the ongoing struggle to dismantle white supremacy and challenge systemic racism.We have heard the courageous voices of the young Dreamers leading the movement for just immigration reform.And now we are seeing an extraordinary outpouring of passion, energy and activism spearheaded by the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In the wake of the tragic shootings that devastated their community they have mobilized, galvanized and organized to defy conventional wisdom that the gun violence in our nation is an intractable, unsolvable problem.◦They are refusing to become just the latest hashtag in the growing list of mass shootings.◦They are speaking out when there is nothing nice at all to be said about the scourge of gun violence and the power of the NRA gun lobby.◦And they are most certainly refusing to be seen and not heard.At All Saints Church in Pasadena we are listening to our youth and organizing to follow where they lead us. ICYMI the awesome charge from Marjory Stoneman Douglas (who was, BTW, raised an Episcopalian) was: Be a nuisance where it counts;Do your part to inform and stimulate the public to join your action.Be depressed, discouraged and disappointed at failure and the disheartening effects of ignorance, greed, corruption and bad politics — but never give up. March 4, 2018 at 2:14 pm There are many good decent law abiding men and women who belong to the NRA. Do progressives think these people are somehow sub human because they belong to this organization?Bruce Babcock said ignoring or being against gun control shows showed a depraved indifference to human life. Funny, I and many others feel exactly the same way about abortion. Progressives always roll their eyes whenever the comparison is made. Let them. Bottom line, it is unbelievably hypocritical to be for gun control and also be for a woman’s so-called right to choose.Susan Russell says the activism of the students reminds her of the “powerful witness” of the Black Lives Matter movement. Really?? The same movement that said through one of it leaders that white people should will their property to a black or brown family if they had no children, in the name of justice and equality? The same movement that hates capitalism, demands reparations to all black people and the elimination of jails, detention centers and prisons? The same “powerful witness” that incites violence against police officers? Yes BLM is a real inspiration Ms Russell.Finally, Mr Babcock said that amendments to the Constitution can be repealed. Gee I wonder which amendment he had in mind? Keep drinking that kool aid my progressive brothers and sisters! March 1, 2018 at 7:07 pm I am moved and encouraged by the courageous leadership of our young people. They will demand and shape an improved future. I’m cheering them on with renewed hope for what’s to come! TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK March 2, 2018 at 10:35 am I am proud of these young people and how they chose to be brave and voice their opinions. It is hard to fight against authority and empire, but isn’t that’s what Jesus has taught us? Isn’t that’s what He has done? To voice the justice and go against the establishment and authority? As a Christian we were taught to follow His footsteps and it’s about time.Young people: don’t be afraid of the negative voices. They will always be there to scare you and intimidate you. Use this anger and remember them, and use it during the election when it is time for you to vote. Give the power back to people. Let’s do things that adult politicians are too greedy and afraid to accomplish and some adults are too brainwashed to see beyond their own interest.center_img Melanie Williams says: March 1, 2018 at 5:43 pm Wasn’t the school in Florida said to be safe? Please, young students, recognize that the problem is NOT an inanimate object, but the failure of adults in charge of schools to properly secure admittance to the school. Lock the doors to the school and channel folks to the principal’s office, which should be locked too. It can be done. Some schools will require extensive work [read that as money] to channel people to a location designed to oversee who is admitted to classrooms. Sounds as if many folks in our EC are merely “jumping on the ban the gun bandwagon” since that is the flavor de jour! The reason that many people want a weapon like the AR 15 is to protect themselves when the U.S. government decides that it wants to take weapons from the citizenry. That folks is dictatorship/tyranny. And, outlaws will always have guns! March 1, 2018 at 8:14 pm I stand with these young people. One does not, I think, have to have all the answers in order to confront the challenges around us. I am grateful for their faithfulness, their hopefulness, and their witness. I fervently hope they succeed in changing the world. It could use a good changing. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT March 1, 2018 at 5:07 pm I am filled with new hope by the actions of these young people. In protesting for a better world they are following in the footsteps of the one who overturned the tables in the temple. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NC Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group March 2, 2018 at 1:51 pm If not now, when? I support these young people and so does my local parish. Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books March 4, 2018 at 3:06 pm Very sensible words, Terry Francis. And especially on this website since many Episcopal clerics have said nice things about Black Lives Matter which is actually a disgusting movement that has led to the deaths of innocent people. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ellen Clark-King says: On the same day as the planned school walkouts March 14, at least seven dioceses are hosting Day of Lamentation services, also organized by members of Bishops United Against Gun Violence. Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, in Trenton, New Jersey, will be the site of a 12-hour service of prayer and fasting.As head of Episcopal Peace Fellowship, the Rev. Allison Liles has a weekly conference call with about 50 national gun-violence-prevention groups. The fellowship has been working extra hard for this cause the last five years, since Sandy Hook, she said.“But this particular school shooting in Florida has sparked something in the country that hasn’t happened before. I think we’ve moved past despair and sadness and straight into anger and action,” Liles told ENS. “And that’s been the case for a lot of Americans.”Liles’ 87-year-old grandmother called her the day after the Parkland shooting from her Alabama home, after seeing a woman with the ash cross on her forehead doubling over in grief. The Feb. 14 shooting was Ash Wednesday, as well as Valentine’s Day. Her grandmother, a lifelong Republican NRA-supporter, wanted Liles to send her sermons and talks about gun violence.Parkland, Florida. @AP photo by Joel Auerbach pic.twitter.com/ger2sX1PPA— Tamara Lush (@TamaraLush) February 14, 2018“We’d always agreed not to talk about certain issues, this being one them,” Liles said. “Hearing that from her, asking me to help her work for change, made me realize something is different this time.”Her fellowship’s website offers 10 steps a church can take to reduce gun violence, as well as liturgies on gun violence that clergy and lay leaders can adapt for their own sermons and talks.Before Liles, her husband and their two children moved to Dallas, Texas, in August, they lived in Virginia, where Liles brought her children every year since they were in strollers to an interfaith vigil, rally and lobby day on the Richmond capitol lawn held on Martin Luther King Day. They would pray on the capital lawn and then meet with lawmakers about preventing gun violence.“We believe it’s really important to raise kids who know how to pray with their feet. We want to live out our faith not only at home and church, but in the public sphere,” Liles said.The Rev. Allison Liles, executive director of Episcopal Peace Fellowship, took her kids, Pailet, 6, and Hill, 9, to gun-violence-prevention rallies every Martin Luther King Day at the capitol in Richmond, Virginia, when they lived nearby, to teach justice advocacy from the start. Photo: Allison LilesThese days, when she or her husband drops off their daughter, Pailet, 6, and son Hill, 9, at school, they emphasize safety in their daily prayers for their children. Liles urges people to overcome their fear of broaching such a controversial issue in church, where many believe politics should be avoided.“But it’s a matter of life and death, so it’s a matter of faith, and it’s up to us to take away the stigma that says gun violence is not something we can talk about in churches,” Liles said.Victoria Hoppes, coordinator of ministries with and for youth in the Diocese of Indianapolis, is helping teens such as Jacobs organize the trip to Washington D.C. Since this movement started, all the diocesan youth ministry coordinators have been in conversation about it, Hoppes said.“I think we are working with a generation that wants to see positive change and is willing to be a voice for positive change. And we don’t always give them a voice and space to take action. This is a youth movement, so we need to make space for them to lead,” Hoppes told ENS.The desire to do something is coming directly from the teenagers and isn’t instigated by adults, she said.The words and actions of Episcopal youth are showing adult Episcopalians how to live out the baptismal covenant in the world, church leaders say.“I’m really grateful our kids are in churches that recognize that they’re not too young to be concerned,” Liles said. “That’s the narrative that the Florida students are showing. They’re young, but not too young to show concern. Their voice matters.”Read more about itA growing list of Episcopal Church-related resources for confronting gun violence is available here.— Amy Sowder is a special correspondent for the Episcopal News Service and a freelance writer and editor based in Brooklyn. She can be reached at [email protected] Editor Mary Frances Schjonberg contributed to this report. March 2, 2018 at 4:19 pm The vast majority of gun sales will not result in human death, but 100% of abortions do. Sadly, my parish vocally supports the latter and vehemently opposes the former. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID March 3, 2018 at 11:16 am These young people moved to action through grief have my support. No age is too young to have a voice speaking for change. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Terry Francis says: Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 B.D. Howes says: Bruce Babcock says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tony Oberdorfer says: Susan Russell says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Debra Sham says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET March 1, 2018 at 5:58 pm I also fully support the work being done by these young people and I stand with them. I am astonished that anyone who claims to be a Christian (or a Jew, or a Muslim, etc.) would oppose their actions. 96 Americans every day are killed by guns. To do nothing, again, year after year, after members of Congress have expressed their “thoughts and prayers” 4000 times since 1995, is to show depraved indifference to human life. Seeing your classmates riddled by weapons of wars is hardly the same as being homesick at boarding school. And anyone who has taken a course in the Constitution knows that it can be amended and amendments can be repealed. March 1, 2018 at 12:38 pm Sorry, Ms Sowder, but I’m not impressed by all the assorted hoopla. These glorified “student-leaders” are still children. I can of course understand individual grieving for a friend whose life has been snuffed out, and it is reasonable to be unhappy with the apparent inability of the older people in charge to deal with the problem of deranged individuals. But expressing one’s “frustration” by organizing protest marches, designing signs and making use of the news media who will sensationalize anything is not appropriate and will do nothing to “solve” the problem.When I want off to boarding school about 65 years ago I was on occasion terribly homesick. My loving parents were sympathetic but I can well recall my mother strongly recommending that the best thing I could do to deal with the problem would be to concentrate on my schoolwork and to involve myself in all sorts of school activities rather than just feeling sorry for myself. She was absolutely right, her advice worked. The children in the monstrously large school in Florida should receive similar advice. Far better for them to get back to functioning as they should be rather than for parents, school administrators and certain politicians to encourage them to politicize themselves which is exactly what’s happening now. But I realize that’s not fashionable or nearly as much fun. Too bad that so many Episcopalian leaders evidently don’t know any better.. . Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA March 4, 2018 at 9:02 pm Bty a small typo correction. I meant to say “showed a depraved indifference to human life”. That extra word shows next to showed was typed in by mistake. Rector Belleville, IL Jim Naughton says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL last_img read more

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House with two focal points / Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Arch…

first_img Year:  Projects Mechanical Engineers: 2008 Save this picture!Courtesy of Future-scape Architects+ 27 Share House with two focal points / Daigo Ishii + Future-scape ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse with two focal points / Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects “COPY” “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDaigo Ishii OfficeFollowFuture-scape ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on February 01, 2014Cite: “House with two focal points / Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects” 01 Feb 2014. 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 Architects: Daigo Ishii, Future-scape Architects Area Area of this architecture project Houses Area:  201 m² Area:  201 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Mai Mechanical Design House with two focal points / Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architectscenter_img ArchDaily Structural Engineers: Photographs Photographs:  Courtesy of Future-scape Architects Year:  Architect:Future-scape Architects, Daigo IshiiCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!PlanRecommended ProductsCoffee tablesBoConceptLos Angeles Lounge Table 6220WindowsJansenWindows – Jansen Art’SystemBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXBox Roller Shades – O-Box SystemHouse located on the west edge of the plains. In this district, Mt. Yahiko and Mt. Kakuda are above sea level at about 600m as regional landmarks stand between these plains and the Sea of Japan.The client’s hope for the house was that from the window, he would be able to see two mountains that he used to see in his childhood.Save this picture!Courtesy of Future-scape ArchitectsHowever, according to the investigation before designing, we found that even at the second floor level, they could not see Mt. Kakuda due to obstructions from the other house, only Mt. Yahiko. There was a possibility of the view of Mt. Yahiko disappearing as well when if a new house was constructed between the house and the mountain in the future. Although two mountains’ view from the house will disappear, these elements still keep the important identity for this site and their existence that suggests the wider world beyond the narrow space of the site. Thus, I designed this house as a compass that always considered the existence of two mountains while living. Save this picture!Courtesy of Future-scape ArchitectsTwo focusesThe front sides of the exterior wall are composed of two diagonal sides that are irrelevant with the angle of the site. One is an orthogonal, with the side of its axis toward the center of the Mt. Yahiko from the center of the house, and another is an orthogonalization side of the axis toward the center of Mt. Kakuda.Those are the orthogonal sides that are ambiguous rather than the accurate orthogonal sides. Because, if they stand at a position away from the center, it shifts from the accurate axis. If the change in the future is assumed, the large windows change from showcasing the “Scenery of the mountain” to “Hint of the mountain” as the prototype in the region that keeps existing without greatly changing even if the surroundings are changed.Save this picture!Courtesy of Future-scape ArchitectsAnd, herein, the two mountains intersect as well. “The first floor that was enlarged ” and “The second floor that was shortened” On the first floor, both ends of the long passage were finished with the mirror. According to the effect of the mirror, the depth of the passage was enlarged far longer than an actual distance. Moreover, the perspective that became narrow toward the inner part was put on a part of the passage. Therefore, the depth was produced long in the first floor more than the actuality.Bright light was put from the glass window of both sides, so the high illuminance was realized. While, the difference of the luminance results in the blight light emphasising the darkness of the Andean Rose wood board. this occurs because of the difference of the space between the first floor and the second floor was made larger. Save this picture!Courtesy of Future-scape ArchitectsThe second floor is a space that opens radially toward two orthogonal sides. The wall and furniture are radially arranged, and the ceiling has an upward inclination from the inner toward the window. According to the reverse-perspective, the depth of the second floor was shortened and they feel the outer environment closer. It makes more conscious of the orthogonal side and “Hint of the mountain” .Save this picture!SectionTwo orthogonal sides with obtuse angle generated the effect that the interior entered in the outer environment. At the same time, according to thrusting out to the town with the obtuse angle, this architecture considered becoming a small landmark for an average town that was lack of the vigor.Project gallerySee allShow lessSnøhetta Unveils Version 3.0 of San Francisco’s Golden State Warriors’ StadiumUnbuilt ProjectThe Japanese Tsunami – 3 Years LaterArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/470850/house-with-two-focal-points-daigo-ishii-future-scape-architects Clipboard Oga Structural Design Office ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/470850/house-with-two-focal-points-daigo-ishii-future-scape-architects Clipboard 2008 CopyHouses•Japan Japanlast_img read more

Seletar Park Residence / SCDA Architects

first_img Year:  Seletar Park Residence / SCDA Architects CopyAbout this officeSCDA ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingSingaporePublished on November 17, 2016Cite: “Seletar Park Residence / SCDA Architects” 16 Nov 2016. 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” Singapore 2015 Photographs Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, SmegDeveloper:Asplenium Land Pte LtdMain Contractor:Rich-Link Construction Pte LtdStructural Engineer:WEB Structures Pte. Ltd.M&E Engineer:Bescon Consulting Engineers Pte LtdQuantity Surveyor:Rider Levett Bucknall Pte. Ltd.Architect In Charge:Soo K. ChanDesign Team:Malcolm McCulloch, Edward Lau, Lee Kit Hung, Lilian Dirgantoro, Steve Kan, Ivan Soh Chermink, Lois Kok, Janice Kwa, Wahyuni KurniawatiCountry:SingaporeMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Aaron PocockText description provided by the architects. A meaningful engagement with nature was the driving thought behind the conceptualization of Seletar Park Residence. Upon arrival at the site, the entrance is lined with mature rain trees, greeting the visitor almost ceremoniously before the space extends onwards to open into a clearing embraced by the surrounding terrain. This theme is recurring and impressed – preserved in the design to create a home that first welcomes and lateroffers experiences with nature. Providing a backdrop of simple elegance, the fine edges and sharp lines of the rectilinear forms break down the massing of the blocks while offering a textured fabric through repetition of frames, sun-shading ledges, façade fins and trellises. Rigorous in its application, this fabric lines the site boundaries, forming a canvas onto which a central landscaped court is strongly expressed.Save this picture!© Aaron PocockSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Aaron PocockTo create intimacy in the vast court, the ground plane is separated into two, one of which is sunken and leads down into the basement level via a set of landscaped stairs. The main pool is placed on the higher plane, creating a reflecting vista towards the feature clubhouse, which is furnished for the residents’ enjoyment.Save this picture!© Aaron PocockSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Aaron PocockThe water element then breaks down into cascading pools in the sunken half, with large planters interspersed to appear as floating landscapes, and culminates in a tranquil reflective pool and shaded court shared with the other communal facilities of the clubhouse. Spatially, each apartment is provided with a balcony or private enclosed space stretching across the entire length of the unit, thus extending the interiors to the outdoors. These intermediate spaces are finished in timber, allowing the palette of natural materials and colours to flow from private to communal spaces. The interaction of the living spaces with the lush gardens and water courts engenders a sensuous engagement with the elements, resulting in a calming, peaceful environment.Save this picture!© Aaron PocockProject gallerySee allShow lessHongkun Art Auditorium / pendaSelected ProjectsARCHIFUTURES VOL. 1: The Museum, A Field Guide to the Future of ArchitecturePublicationsProject locationAddress:SingaporeLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Seletar Park Residence / SCDA ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSeletar Park Residence / SCDA Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799524/seletar-park-residence-scda-architects Clipboard Architects: SCDA Architects Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Projects ArchDaily Save this picture!© Aaron Pocock+ 14 Share Area:  24440 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799524/seletar-park-residence-scda-architects Clipboard “COPY” CopyHousing•Singapore Photographs:  Aaron Pocock Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Housinglast_img read more

Police appeal for witnesses following assault in Omagh on Friday last

first_img WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – December 28, 2017 Previous articleThree motorists in the North arrested for drink driving on Christmas DayNext article10 people awaiting admission to Letterkenny University Hospital News Highland Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Google+center_img Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Police appeal for witnesses following assault in Omagh on Friday last Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Omagh on Friday night last, 22 December.It was reported that at around 9pm a 26 year old male was assaulted in the area of High Street.He was treated in hospital for injuries to his face and head as a result of the incident.Constable Daly is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with information which could assist with the investigation, to contact officers in Omagh on 101 quoting reference number 1601 of 22/12/17. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime. Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Harps come back to win in Waterford last_img read more

Funding Boost: €1.1M for Regeneration of Rural Donegal Towns & Villages

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A total of €1.1million has been allocated to Donegal for Regeneration under the Rural Towns and Villages Scheme.Eleven locations in the county are to benefit from funding of €100,000 each for community renewal.Enhancements are to be carried out at Portsalon, Kerrykeel Tidy Towns is to develop a community centre and in Kilmacrennan, the money will go towards linking the playground, Astro pitch and sports field.Other schemes being backed include enhancing the environment and streetscape in Glenties, Killybegs, Killygordon and Muff; enhancement of tourism in Donegal Town; a music and creative hub in Moville; a caravan park in Castlefinn; and refurbishment of the tourism office in Buncrana.Donegal Minister Joe McHugh:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/joefunding.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Google+center_img By News Highland – October 5, 2018 Twitter Previous articleDonegal TD calls on Tanaiste to address housing crisis in BudgetNext articleTaoiseach suggests amendment to Victims Charter be named ‘Danielle’s amendment’ News Highland Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Funding Boost: €1.1M for Regeneration of Rural Donegal Towns & Villages WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

CoStar revenue soars 19% after year of acquisitions

first_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink CoStar Group Andrew C. Florance. (Getty) CoStar Group’s revenue soared to $1.66 billion in 2020, as the pandemic pushed more people to shop for real estate online, the company reported Tuesday.While earnings rose 19 percent, the real estate data giant’s profits sunk thanks to the coronavirus closures in the spring. Net income plunged nearly 28 percent to $227 million for the full year. CoStar reported net income of $314.9 million in 2019.Still, CoStar turned in a strong second half of the year as the real estate market rebounded. It notched $100 million in sales bookings during the latter part of 2020, including $49 million in net new sales during the fourth quarter.Read moreCoStar offers $6.9B to buy CoreLogic Why CoStar paid $250M for Homesnap CoStar fights RentPath over $60M break-up fee Email Address* Andy FlorancecorelogicCoStarreal estate datazillow Full Name* Last year, CoStar acquired Ten-X, Emporis and Homesnap, although its deal to buy RentPath fell through after the Federal Trade Commission objected.With $2.7 billion in debt and equity on its books, CoStar said it would double down on acquisitions in the coming year, particularly in the residential space.Earlier this month, CoStar submitted a bid to buy CoreLogic for $6.9 billion, or 20 percent higher than CoreLogic’s previously-accepted offer from Stone Point Capital and Insight Partners. “This combination would triple CoStar Group’s total addressable market,” CEO Andy Florance wrote in a letter to CoreLogic’s board.During an earnings call, Florance said there is “vast potential” to integrate commercial and real estate data tools.CoStar said Apartments.com notched record results last year, with revenue of nearly $600 million, up 22 percent year-over-year. “We believe that our increased investment in marketing for Apartments.com in 2020 was a key driver in our performance and produced outstanding results,” Florance said in a statement. Apartments.com notched 170 million virtual tours in 2020, twice as many as 2019.LoopNet also had a strong year with 20 percent year-over-year revenue growth.CoStar projected revenue this year between $1.925 billion and $1.945 billion. It projected EBITDA between $640 million to $650 million.Contact E.B. Solomont Share via Shortlink Tags Message*last_img read more

Dwyane Wade says it was ‘so fitting’ to end NBA career with wife, daughter

first_imgScored 30 points in his final home game on Tuesday. April 12, 2019 /Sports News – National Dwyane Wade says it was ‘so fitting’ to end NBA career with wife, daughter Beau Lund Written by Selected fifth in the first round of the 2003 NBA draft out of Marquette University. 2008-09 NBA scoring champion 1,054 games played, started in 909 games (at time of publication) FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Dwyane Wade will hang up the No. 3 jersey after more than 2,300 points, 13 All-Star appearances, three NBA titles and 15 years in the NBA. The 37-year-old guard, who spent 15 seasons of his career with the Miami Heat, opened up about his time on the court as he looks ahead to retirement. “I’m so lucky to be in the situation where I have a five-month-old daughter by my side — it just was so fitting to have the opportunity to end my career with me carrying her,” Wade said on ABC News’ Good Morning America about his daughter Kaavia. He added he was “just filled with so much gratitude, so much love, so much appreciation for the people that supported me.” “I just want to thank the fans, they made this last season like a movie for me,” he said.In his final regular season game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center, Wade’s friends — known as the “Banana Boat” crew — sat courtside and witnessed his 25-point, 11-rebound and 10-assist performance, notching the fifth and final triple-double of his career. “Those guys all being there for my last game, being over there cheering the whole game, talking to me the whole game, man it was so dope, it was so cool and I was so appreciative of it,” Wade said. The group of friends includes Carmelo Anthony, Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James. Wade also celebrated after the game with his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, and singer Justin Timberlake. “I had a hangover,” he admitted with a smile. “It was rough; I admit it’s the first hangover I’ve ever had in my life, and it sucked.” The NBA superstar is now on to enjoy time off the court with his wife and kids.Going out on topWade first announced his retirement last September in a video titled “One Last Dance,” which became the name for his farewell 2018-19 season.Wade, known as “Flash” for his speed on the court, racked up an impressive list of professional accomplishments. These are just a sample of his serious numbers:Third best shooting guard behind Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Two Olympic medals: one gold (2008), one bronze (2004) Saying thank you instead of goodbye“Walking off, I did the lap around the court with my wife, and I just wanted to thank the fans,” Wade said on GMA of the game against the Nets that capped his career.After the victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night, an emotional Wade took the time to thank each of his teammates this season, including those who had been cut or traded, by name. “I’m thankful for this moment. I’m thankful for this entire season,” he said, standing next to his oldest son, Zaire. “I’ve got some brothers that will always be my brothers. I love you guys.” A touching tribute video began with Erik Spoelstra, Wade’s head coach of 10 years. It transitioned to his former teammate Shaquille O’Neal, who narrated the first act of Wade’s career — including the first NBA championship they won together in 2006. Then, the tribute turned the page to the second act, which was narrated by his longtime teammate LeBron James and covered the “Big Three era” in Miami, when the Heat won two back-to-back titles and reached four NBA Finals in as many years. It also included Wade’s departure to Chicago, where he played for the Bulls in the summer of 2015. The final act showed Wade’s triumphant return to Miami last season and was narrated by three people: his wife, Union, his longtime teammate, Udonis Haslem, and Pat Riley, who coached and ran the Heat during Wade’s entire career. The video ended with a silhouette of Zaire Wade, who was shown walking all alone into American Airlines Arena. He mimicked some of his father’s moves — from the pull-up midrange jumper to a pump fake — then slowly walked up the steps of the arena bowl to a microphone, where he sat down and introduced his father.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Averages 22 points per game in his career Led the Heat to its only three franchise championship titles. last_img read more

Portland State rolls past Southern Utah 52-31

first_imgOctober 5, 2019 /Sports News – Local Portland State rolls past Southern Utah 52-31 Written by Tags: Big Sky Conference/Portland State Vikings/SUU Thunderbirds Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Davis Alexander threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score and Sirgeo Hoffman added two touchdown runs to power Portland State to a 52-31 victory over Southern Utah on Saturday.The Vikings (3-3, 1-1 Big Sky Conference) started fast and never looked back against the Thunderbirds (1-5, 0-2). Portland State used Cody Williams’ 37-yard field goal and Hoffman’s 2-yard TD run to take a 10-0 lead after one quarter. Following Hoffman’s score, Southern Utah drove 66 yards in 15 plays with Chris Helbig passing to Lance Lawson for a 5-yard score to get the Thunderbirds within 10-7 just 17 seconds into the second quarter.Portland State then scored 28 straight points to lead 38-10 at the half. Alexander’s 3-yard TD run started the second-quarter scoring burst. He added a 16-yard TD pass to Beau Kelly before Emmanuel Daigbe capped an eight-play, 70-yard drive with an 11-yard TD run to put the Vikings up 31-7 with 47 seconds left in the half. Anthony Adams then picked off Helbig on the Thunderbirds’ first play from scrimmage and two plays later Alexander connected with Davis Koetter for a 46-yard TD and a 38-7 lead.Alexander finished 18-of-30 passing for 234 yards and he rushed for 80 yards on just seven carries. Hoffman ran for 81 yards on 24 carries. Koetter hauled in five passes for 108 yards.Helbig completed 31 of 41 passes for 302 yards and three TDs with one interception. Lawson had eight catches for 100 yards and a score.Portland State had a 473-394 edge in total offense and a 239-92 advantage on the ground. Associated Presslast_img read more