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Toda House / Office of Kimihiko Okada

first_imgArchDaily Japan Toda House / Office of Kimihiko Okada Area:  90 m² Photographs “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/194979/toda-house-office-of-kimihiko-okada Clipboard CopyAbout this officeOffice of Kimihiko OkadaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on December 27, 2011Cite: “Toda House / Office of Kimihiko Okada” 27 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesProdemaProdEx Wood Facade in the Aspen Art MuseumSealantsSikaRenovation of Zeitz MuseumSinksBradley Corporation USAVerge Coordinated Soap Dispenser and Faucet SetsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Etch PrintingWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEngineered Wood FlooringAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Australian Oak Engineered FlooringLouvers / ShuttersConstruction SpecialtiesSunshades – Airfoil LuxMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Toda House / Office of Kimihiko Okada是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Housescenter_img Toda House / Office of Kimihiko OkadaSave this projectSaveToda House / Office of Kimihiko Okada Architects: Office of Kimihiko Okada Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Toshiyuki YanoSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. The site is located in a residential area developed on a gentle perch in Hiroshima, overlooking a far view of the Inland Sea and Miyajima. The land of this area is developed into platforms form with several levels. The architecture was requested to have a view over the roof of the neighboring house, standing one level lower, and to consider security, for the site is located at the edge of the residential area, and to leave some space for extension when the client opens a small shop in the future. Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoSave this picture!second floor planSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoTo respond to the requests, the house is lifted from the ground. Like a bird’s nest, it called up architecture’s primary function of relief from disturbance. The house is open to the view and yet protected from the fear and environment. Slab and roof consists of one continuous plate. The variations of circulation and diverse spatial relations were achieved by placing a penetrating staircase. The extended plate made possible the future extension and softened the impression from the ground level. Spandrel wall changes its height accordingly to the thickness of slab. Together with the slab, the spandrel wall creates the continuous but various environments.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoProject gallerySee allShow lessIn Progress: Mediterraneo House / Manuel OcañaArticles’Migrating Landscapes’ at 2012 Venice Biennale / 5468796 Architecture + Jae-Sung ChonArticles Share Save this picture!© Toshiyuki Yano+ 23 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/194979/toda-house-office-of-kimihiko-okada Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Japanlast_img read more

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17 VPO Dwellings / Màrius Quintana Creus

first_img “COPY” Save this picture!© Marc Torra+ 9 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/465423/17-vpo-dwellings-marius-quintana-creus Clipboard ArchDaily Save this picture!© Marc TorraAll homes are designed with interior practicability, and the project has an adapted route linking the street with each home. All vertical elements with building facilities are concentrated at the boundary between dwellings, with corridors for easy maintenance and repairs.Save this picture!© Marc TorraThe homes meet all points of the Sustainable Construction Program of the Generalitat de Catalunya (Decret 157/2002), especially with regard to the installation of solar collection panels for DHW, means to promote energy saving and systems with consumption reduction and water reuse.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessIntercity Bus Terminal / José Luis Rodríguez GilSelected Projects361° Conference 2014: Architecture and IdentityEventProject locationAddress:Avinguda el Castell, 2, 08570 Torelló, Barcelona, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 17 VPO Dwellings / Màrius Quintana CreusSave this projectSave17 VPO Dwellings / Màrius Quintana Creus Spain 2010 Housingcenter_img 17 VPO Dwellings / Màrius Quintana Creus ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/465423/17-vpo-dwellings-marius-quintana-creus Clipboard Projects Year:  Architects: Màrius Quintana Creus Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Marc TorraText description provided by the architects. We propose dwellings with a minimum depth to achieve the largest interior courtyard possible, thereby obtaining natural cross ventilation for the dwellings, and in turn, to be able to design with a clear distribution in the chamfer.Save this picture!Typical PlanOnly the service areas overlook this common interior space. Access to all the dwellings is concentrated through gateways with a single vertical core, which is accessible on the ground floor at the highest level, ie, through Progrés street. In this way the interior courtyard, with good solar orientation, can be a community space for users of these homes on the outskirts of Torello. Parking in the basement is accessed through the lowest level of the Pirineus Avenue, and is stepped to excavate the minimum necessary.Save this picture!© Marc TorraThe building, 9.50 m deep, yields dwellings with long facades facing east and west, where all the bedrooms and living rooms are located. In cases where the building regulation allows, continuous balconies are proposed with sliding shutter blinds. CopyAbout this officeMàrius Quintana CreusOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingTorellóSpainPublished on January 10, 2014Cite: “17 VPO Dwellings / Màrius Quintana Creus” [Edificio de 17 viviendas VPO / Màrius Quintana Creus] 10 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHousing•Torelló, Spainlast_img read more


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Administration Approves $50 Billion in 301 Tariffs

first_img Administration Approves $50 Billion in 301 Tariffs Farmers for Free Trade Executive Director Brian Kuehl says the Trump Administration’s approval of $50 billion worth of imported goods from China is “scary.” The tariffs on Chinese imports will result in heavy retaliatory tariffs on U.S. agricultural exports. “For American farmers, this isn’t theatrical anymore, it’s scary,” Kuehl says. “It’s no longer a negotiating tactic, it’s a tax on their livelihoods. Within days, soybean, corn, wheat, and other American farmers are likely to be hit with retaliatory tariffs of up to 25 percent on the exports that keep their operations afloat. When they do, they aren’t going to remain silent.”Farmers for Free Trade says these tariffs are not only a blow to U.S. farmers, it’s a win for our competitors. When American corn and soybeans become more expensive, South America wins. When American beef becomes more expensive, Australia wins. As this trade war drags on, the group says farmers will rightly question why U.S. competitors are winning while American farmers are losing. Kuehl adds, “Farmers for Free Trade will continue to hold town hall meetings across the country this summer to ensure that farmers voices are being heard. The message will be heard loud and clear. American farmers demand that elected officials support them by ending this trade war.” SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Administration Approves $50 Billion in 301 Tariffs By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 17, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleFDA to Hold Public Meeting on Fake MeatNext articleCommentary: A Catastrophe Waiting to Happen Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more


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Coronavirus: Two journalists attacked during an Easter mass in Croatia

first_imgNews Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union Organisation RSF calls on the Croatian authorities to ensure that the police provide effective protection to journalists when they serve the public interest by exposing violations of public health measures. December 2, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive April 17, 2020 Coronavirus: Two journalists attacked during an Easter mass in Croatia Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU CroatiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists WomenViolence Croatia is ranked 64th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. CroatiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists WomenViolence Facebook DR center_img The Association of Croatian Journalists said it regretted that the police had not been present on the spot. The mass was announced in advance despite the ban on gatherings. The lack of a police presence undoubtedly encouraged the worshippers to resort to violence, the Association added. When the two reporters, Živana Šušak Živković of the news site Dalmatinski portal, and Ivana Sivro of the TV channel N1, arrived at the church, they were welcome by a rain of blows from those attending the mass as well as by insults including from the priest himself.  One of the reporters had her hand injured, while the other’s camera was hit. to go further November 23, 2020 Find out more News Help by sharing this information The violence was condemned by the Interior Ministry and an investigation was opened targeting several persons. Follow the news on Croatia June 2, 2021 Find out more Two reporters were physically attacked by worshippers as they covered an Easter Sunday mass held in the coastal city of Split on 12 April in defiance of a government ban on public gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Croatian police to provide journalists working in public interest with better protection. News Newslast_img read more


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All India Bar Examination(AIBE XVI) Postponed To April 25; Online Registrations Extended Till March 22

first_imgNews UpdatesAll India Bar Examination(AIBE XVI) Postponed To April 25; Online Registrations Extended Till March 22 Sparsh Upadhyay21 Feb 2021 2:52 AMShare This – xThe Bar Council of India has decided to postpone the date of the All India Bar Examination (AIBE). Now, the Exam will be conducted on Sunday (April 25, 2021). Similarly, the date for receipt of applications has also been extended till March 22, 2020. It may be noted that the AIBE was previously going to be held on March 21. Now, it has been informed to all the candidates appearing…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bar Council of India has decided to postpone the date of the All India Bar Examination (AIBE). Now, the Exam will be conducted on Sunday (April 25, 2021). Similarly, the date for receipt of applications has also been extended till March 22, 2020. It may be noted that the AIBE was previously going to be held on March 21. Now, it has been informed to all the candidates appearing for AIBE-XVI that the date for registration and last date of payment has been extended.  Revised schedule of AIBE-XVI Online registration had begun from 26th December, 2020 Desirous candidates can apply for bar exams till 22nd March, 2021. Online payments for application will remain open until 26th March, 2021. Candidates may complete their online form by 31st March, 2020. Admit cards will be released on 10th April, 2021. New date of Examination – 25th April, 2021 Notably, AIBE is an exam conducted twice every year which a lawyer needs to pass before being admitted to the bar and is essential for law practice everywhere. Significantly, the Bar Council of India has recently decided that All India Bar Examination-XVI (AIBE-XVI) onwards, no books, notes, or study material will be allowed in the Examination Hall. However, the Candidates would be allowed to carry Bare Acts without notes.A Notification to this effect is available on AIBE’s Website (https://allindiabarexamination.com/).This Notification states,”This is to notify that All India Bar Examination-XVI (AIBE-XVI) onwards, no books, notes, or study material will be allowed in the Examination Hall. Candidates can carry bare acts without notes. The abovementioned dates are subject to modifications, if any, as may be notified by the BCI in case of unavoidable circumstances Visit the AIBE website. ClickHere To Download Schedule[Read Schedule]Next Storylast_img read more


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Slain pregnant mom, 2 young daughters to be mourned at funeral

first_imgTown of Frederick, Colorado(FREDERICK, Colo.) — Shanann Watts and her two young daughters, Celeste and Bella — allegedly killed by Watts’ husband, who was also the girls’ father — will be mourned at their funeral Saturday.The case began Aug. 13 when Shanann Watts; Celeste, 3; and Bella, 4, were reported missing by a friend in their town of Frederick, Colorado.Chris Watts — who at first spoke to reporters, saying his pregnant wife disappeared without a trace — was arrested two days later.“She was an amazing person,” friend Amanda Thayer told ABC News of Shanann Watts. “She uplifted everyone around her. She listened to your thoughts, your concerns, your life — and never judged you. She gave you great advice.”“She pushed people to be successful,” added Amanda Thayer’s husband, Nick Thayer. “She just loved helping people succeed. People were drawn to her.”Their funeral will be held Saturday afternoon in North Carolina, where Shanann Watts’ family lives.Shanann Watts, 34, was found in a shallow grave near an oil tank, according to court documents filed in Weld County and obtained by ABC News. The property where she was found is where Chris Watts worked, according to ABC Denver affiliate KMGH-TV.The girls’ bodies were found inside mostly full oil and gas tanks, according to court documents.Chris Watts told authorities he had told his wife he wanted a separation, then walked downstairs and returned to his bedroom to speak with Shanann again, according to the affidavit. He said he saw Bella sprawled out on her bed and Shanann “actively strangling” Celeste, according to the affidavit.Watts said he went into a rage and strangled his wife to death, according to the affidavit.Chris Watts faces three murder charges, two counts of murdering a child under age 12, three counts of unlawful tampering with a body, and one charge of unlawful termination of a pregnancy. He has not yet been arraigned.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


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Underwater hotel owners are walking away from their properties

first_img Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tags (Photo illustration by The Real Deal)With its hotels business battered by the pandemic, Ashford Hospitality Trust took a cold, hard look at its portfolio and came to a sobering conclusion: The REIT was simply going to walk away from some of its struggling properties.“While we take no joy in handing back assets to our lenders, we do hope it demonstrates that we are willing to make hard decisions that are in the best interest of our shareholders,” Ashford CEO Rob Hays said on the company’s late-October earnings call.Dallas-based Ashford, which was facing the threat of insolvency before it landed a $350 million lifeline right before the new year, gave up a portfolio of 13 hotels with more than 2,000 rooms as it struggled to stem losses and work out forbearance agreements to avoid defaults.And the company warned it could soon walk away from even more properties.ADVERTISEMENTAshford isn’t the only investor making that difficult decision. Commercial real estate owners — particularly those in struggling sectors such as hotels and shopping malls — are giving up on their debt-laden properties rather than go through the foreclosure process.It’s reminiscent of the housing crash of 2008, when homeowners who took out big loans suddenly found that their houses were worth less than their mortgages and simply walked away from the properties. There was even a term — “jingle mail” — for owners who dropped their keys in an envelope and mailed them back to the bank.And although the number of hotel and mall owners walking away now hasn’t reached that level, it’s a threat to consider as the mark that looms large, as many properties still struggle financially with no end in sight nearly a full year into the pandemic.In particular, the devastation on the lodging industry over the past year is clear: As of January, nearly 25 percent of hotel CMBS loans — roughly $21 billion — were in special servicing, according to Trepp.No reservationsIn December, California-based REIT Sunstone Hotel Investors handed over control of the 478-key Hilton Times Square to the property’s special servicer, Torchlight Investors. The Manhattan property was in trouble even pre-pandemic, and things were set to get worse with an impending rent hike on its ground lease and its $75 million mortgage coming due this fall. Sunstone surrendered the property in a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure. It also made a $20 million settlement payment, according to servicer notes on the loan.Hilton Times Square (Getty Images)Other properties seem headed for a similar fate. In October, there were nearly 100 loans totaling $3.9 billion in outstanding CMBS debt where the borrowers indicated they would be willing to hand back the keys, according to Trepp.Homeowners may have emotional attachments to their houses that make walking away a difficult decision, but experts say that commercial owners are using the cold logic of dollars and cents. “It’s really just a rational economic decision,” said Wendy Silverstein, co-founder of loan-workout company Silver Eagle Advisory Group. “They’re not going to be throwing good money after bad.”In addition to the bottom line, hotel owners also have to consider their reputations with lenders when it comes to how they act in these tricky situations.Borrowers have the option of forcing their lenders to go through lengthy and costly foreclosures, but that could be perceived as strong-arming. Owners who choose not to burn bridges with their lenders can preserve relationships for the next time they want financing, said Caroline Harcourt, an attorney at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman who works on distressed real estate loans and restructurings.“There’s a reason why you want to be known as someone who says, ‘Here, I’m not going to make a fuss. Take the keys,’” Harcourt said.But some lenders can be hesitant to take properties back.Banks prefer not to own real estate, and that makes them more willing to negotiate agreements with owners that allow them to hold onto properties. And when a bank does take back a piece of property, it helps to have a quick turnaround strategy.Wells Fargo, for example, took control of the 239-room Fairfield Inn & Suites at 325 West 33rd Street in Manhattan last year through a deed-in-lieu from a subsidiary of the Hawaii-based investor Shidler Group. The bank turned right around and sold the property — along with its $51 million outstanding loan — to Rhode Island-based Magna Hospitality for roughly $57 million.Unlike banks, though, CMBS special servicers are required to take over distressed properties. And if a lender is one of the real estate operators that in recent years became more active on the debt side — particularly those in loan-to-own situations — chances are that an owner can be sitting at the negotiating table with someone who has designs on taking over the real estate.In some cases, a lender will refuse to take back a property, which results in a standoff with an owner who has given up.Silver Eagle ’s Silverstein said that when borrowers take out their loans, they have to spell out in writing the circumstances under which they can hand back the keys.Smart borrowers, Silverstein said, make sure they’re covered. But a downturn usually exposes a few that forgot to read the fine print.“Every cycle, someone seems to learn that lesson anew,” she said.Wiggle roomOwners with properties in default are not completely out of options. Some states have put foreclosure moratoriums in place to prevent lenders from taking properties that have fallen behind due to government-imposed lockdowns. And even under normal circumstances, foreclosure can be a drawn-out process.In New York, for example, the average foreclosure case takes more than a year. But in cases where the outcome is inevitable — the owner giving up a money-losing property at a foreclosure auction — handing over the keys to the lender through a deed-in-lieu can be a money saver.“It’s a cheaper and quicker process than allowing a lender to foreclose on an asset,” Anne Lloyd-Jones, of the hospitality consulting firm HVS, wrote in an email.But that doesn’t always mean a deed-in-lieu is the path of least resistance.If a property has mezzanine financing, Lloyd-Jones added, a deed-in-lieu won’t wipe out subordinate liens or clear away unpaid property taxes and franchise fees. Only a foreclosure would allow the lender to get a “clean title.”“So even though a lot of owners are voluntarily giving their keys back, sometimes the lenders are still going through the foreclosure process rather than deed-in-lieu,” Lloyd-Jones said.On the retail front, more than 15 percent of loans were in special servicing in January, a slight improvement from the previous month. Brookfield Property Partners — among the country’s largest mall owners — recently handed over two properties to its lenders and has several others that are at risk, according to a recent analysis of Trepp and Fitch data by TRD.During Brookfield’s fourth quarter earnings call in early February, CEO Brian Kingston said that there are about 20 properties in its core retail portfolio where the malls are worth as much as the debt, and the company is considering all its options, including a deed-in-lieu giveback.Fairfield Inn & Suites in ManhattanExtended stay Strategies around distressed properties will be shaped primarily by time: How long will the economic recovery take, and do owners have enough capital to keep their hotels and malls afloat until things get better?The vaccine rollout, which has been chaotic at times, has been improving as supplies increase, leading some in the real estate industry to express hope that things are headed back on track. Others still aren’t there yet. Ronald Dickerman, president of Madison International Realty, said the people he knows who have been vaccinated are still behaving the way they did pre-vaccine, and they still aren’t returning to offices or traveling.“Covid is going to be around for years,” he said.Hotels certainly have a long way to go before they get back to pre-Covid levels. Occupancy across the U.S. was just north of 40 percent in the last week of January, according to hospitality data firm STR. Revenue per available room, a benchmark for measuring a hotel’s performance, was at slightly more than $36, about 50 percent below last year. Chris Woronka, a hotel REIT analyst at Deutsche Bank, said that borrowers and owners have been playing something of a waiting game until it becomes clear how much economic pain each side will have to swallow.The longer it takes, he said, the harder it becomes to keep throwing funds into money-losing properties.“The question is, how long are you willing to wait?” HotelHotel IndustryHotel Marketmallslast_img read more


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Hugh’s in booze walkout

first_imgFrustrated members of St Hugh’sCollege JCR have unanimously passed a motion to “boycott formal hall until further notice” in response to the price hike and new alcohol restrictions reported in Cherwell last week.Tuesday’s Formal Hall was attended only by MCR members and college fellows, as all undergraduate students complied with the JCR’s decision.There was a high turnout for Sunday’s JCR meeting, and the resolution, proposed by JCR President Victor Greenstreet, was passed after just 15 minutes of debate. An email was sent to all JCR members on Monday morning informing them that “it is now JCR policy to advise its members not to attend Formal Hall.”The proposal came after Greenstreet had voiced his concerns to the Dean, Bursar and Catering Manager but had received no offers of compromise other than the possibility of an end of term review. Under the implemented changes St Hugh’s Formal costs £10.40 and include two glasses of wine or fruit punch. Further drinks are prohibited.St Hugh’s student Joseph Williams described these measures as “patronising changes to the system without any consultation”, reflecting the JCR’s anger at the college’s alleged unwillingness to engage in serious debate about the matter.Greenstreet described his meetings with college authorities as“cordial”, but added, “It was made clear that the changes to Formal Hall were still going ahead.” He said, “The motion is a symbolic expression of the JCR’s opposition to the changes, which individual members are free to disregard but will (hopefully) follow.”He also stressed that it is still individuals’ free choice whether they wish to attend, since ticket sales are not controlled by the JCR and remain available to undergraduates.The JCR stated that the college’s explanation for the changes is that they are designed to “enhance the quality of the experience for everyone present, and to address the issue created by a small number of students bringing excessive amounts of alcohol into Formal Hall and thereby creating difficulties for the serving staff.”However the JCR also points out that there was no disciplinary action taken against any student regarding Formal last term.One undergraduate commented, “College should ban rowdy members of the college from attending Formal rather than dampening the experience for everyone.”Another argued that the college were persecuting those who did not drink wine, stating, “I don’t think that charging an extra £3.15 for two glasses of fruit juice is an acceptable penalty for non-drinkers.”Another student claimed that St Hugh’s was treating its JCR members “like juvenile delinquents”, suggesting that “Formal Hall should be about camaraderie, college solidarity and upheld tradition rather than a bland restaurant imitation.” Clemmie Shott tried to provide a degree of perspective on the issue. She said, “To charge £10 for a Formal ticket for the privilege of eating mediocre food and drinking two glasses of wine seems absurd.”JCR members hope that the move will force the college to reopen consultation and will prevent a term of Formals being wasted. One student remarked that the threat of boycott was “probably the only chance to change the situation”.A former JCR President said, “It has shown to the college that theJCR is prepared to take action and I am sure serious discussion between college personnel and JCR representatives will follow.”St Hugh’s College itself was not prepared to explain its reasoning when approached by Cherwell this week. The Dean, Peter Mitchell, said, “My colleagues and I have discussed the issues you mentioned with the JCR and MCR Presidents. I have no further comment to make.”The St Hugh’s MCR president Solomon Pomerantz declined to explain why the MCR chose not to follow the decision of the college’s undergraduates.last_img read more


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Judith Light Begins MCC’s Season with All the Ways To Say I Love You

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 23, 2016 As previously reported, two-time Tony winner Judith Light is returning to the New York stage. The Transparent Emmy nominee will begin MCC Theater’s 2016-2017 season in Neil LaBute’s All the Ways To Say I Love You. Directed by Leigh Silverman, the solo show follows a high school English teacher and guidance counselor as she recalls her experiences with a former student. The show kicks off on September 6, and the off-Broadway drama is scheduled to run through October 9. Light and the creative team caught up with the press on August 11; check out the pics! Related Shows All the Ways To Say I Love You Judith Lightcenter_img Star Files View Comments Judith Light(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser)last_img read more


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Bioenergy booming

first_imgBioenergy scientists, policymakers, industry leaders and enthusiasts met in Tifton, Ga., Aug. 3-5 to discuss how Georgia and surrounding states could soon establish and grow a vibrant renewable energy market to help the world find alternative ways to power itself.High gas prices spur forward thinkingThe three-day 2010 Southeast Bioenergy Conference was held at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center. Keynote speaker Christopher Steiner told more than 500 participants that costly gas isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It could be the catalyst to spark a sincere, long-term U.S. energy strategy to break its addiction to foreign oil.Right now, there are 1 billion people living “America-style” lives, or lives demanding high energy needs, he said. By 2040, that number will be 3 billion. “That’s three times as many people demanding the kind of energy, the kind of stuff, the kind of lives we have and standing with us at the world’s energy spigot,” said Steiner, a Forbes staff writer and author of the recently published “$20 per gallon.”$6 per gallon gasoline?Higher gas prices will hopefully come gradually, he said, to allow U.S. gas consumers to adapt or change transportation habits. Several years ago when prices hit $2 per gallon, not much changed; and $3-per-gallon gas a few years later did little to change consumption. But in 2008, when prices topped $4 per gallon, things changed. That year, Americans drove 100 billion fewer miles than in 2007. “It’s very clear to me that the changes gas price bring to us is as much a study in sociology as they are in economics,” said Steiner, who predicts gas prices could reach $6 per gallon in the next five years.Some oil used by Americans comes from anti-American countries The U.S. uses 25 percent of the world’s oil supply, importing 60 percent from unstable countries or ones that publicly speak against American policies or actions, said U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.).“Our scramble for alternative fuels is as much a matter of national security as it is anything about economics or the environment,” he said. “And I believe that innovation, conservation and exploration, just like you do, have to be part of it.”Governor says Georgia prime spot for bioenergy cropsThe state’s “sun, soil and water” provide for fertile grounds for mass bioenergy production, Gov. Sonny Perdue said during the conference luncheon. He added that major energy companies in the U.S. and around the world are now looking to do potential business in the state.“The good news is we’re in a good spot. We have everything it takes: natural resources, intellectual capital and an entrepreneurial spirit,” he said. “…We have watched the birthing and nurturing and potty training of a whole new industry in Georgia.”Lectures and breakout sessions at the conference included “Your Next Job Could be in Clean Energy Technology,” “Wood Pellets – The Southeast’s Hottest Export,” “Promising Energy Crops for the Southeast,” “New Developments in Bioenergy Products & Processes” and “Ag Energy in Action – Success Stories from the Southeast.”More information on the conference can be found at www.sebioenergy.org.last_img read more