Mori x Hako / UID Architects

first_img 2009 CopyHousing•Hiroshima-shi, Japan Architects: UID Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area:  403 m² Area:  403 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2009 Save this picture!© Hiroshi Ueda+ 15 Share ArchDaily “COPY” Photographs Housing “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Mori x Hako / UID Architects Projects CopyAbout this officeUID ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingHiroshima-shiHealthcare ArchitectureJapanPublished on November 04, 2012Cite: “Mori x Hako / UID Architects” 04 Nov 2012. 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 photographs:  Hiroshi UedaPhotographs:  Hiroshi Ueda, Courtesy of UID ArchitectTowards a new model for multi-tenant buildings with an appealing philosophyAs an important building type, multi-tenant projects would seem to present somewhat obvious issues for consideration. In practice, however, most projects end up placing top priority on profit maximization and the optimization of floor area. In addition, these buildings often incorporate elements that lead to superficial architecture. Nevertheless, for this project we attempted to rethink the possibilities of a multi-tenant building that would embody an appealing contemporary   philosophy while taking into account such routine considerations.  This project is situated in a largely residential area that lies about 1km north of the train station, distinguished by a large number of plots of land that are exceptionally long in relation to their frontage. The site for this project, too, was anarrow, slender plot with a frontage of about 10m and a depth of 50m in relation to the road out front, surrounded onthree sides by neighbouring residences. Typically, such a site tends to lead to a situation where the tenant space facing the road out front is blessed with more favourable conditions compared to the other spaces. With this in mind, we tried to work out spatial principles that would allow us to give the inner spaces additional advantages that would equal or surpass the conditions of the front space. Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreLayered diversitySpecifically, this project involved a dental clinic on the first floor and an esthetic salon and office on the second floor. These facilities were housed in two boxes oriented towards the east and west, with a third box in the middle containing a staircase and a forest. The four walls formed by this layout of boxes were designed to create a sense of integrated diversity in the architecture, thanks to the layered openings in between the boxes. Save this picture!Courtesy of UID ArchitectTenants were also involved in the decision-making process from the planning stage onwards. They took a proactive role in deciding how the interior spaces would be designed, and were able to understand the framework of the building as a whole. Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaThe front and back surfaces of each of the four layers contribute to creating a diverse, interrelated space. The openings ensure the privacy of neighbouring tenants, while the opening and tightening of these openings at regular intervals allows one to be aware not only of vertical connections between floors and horizontal ones between front and back, but also another sort of distance that transcends physical sensations. In addition, we expected that the trees in the forest would cause layers of physical distance to become ambiguous, creating an overall environment that would spread out in an organic manner. Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaBy manipulating the space in this way, the front tenant space would be separated from the inner tenant space, while also remaining visible to it just beyond the various layers. The mountain scenery that lies beyond the front space, in contrast, feels close and familiar. In this way, it was possible to protect the privacy of each tenant while constructing a space that maintained the tangible presence of both these elements, thus providing the inner tenants with an environment that was equally favourable compared with the front space. The function of a single wall led to both a sense of necessity arising from the multiple layers created by the seemingly random openings, as well as a complex, haphazard character resulting from the movement and behaviour of the tenants. This mixture of necessity and contingency led to a new, three-dimensional expanse and a diversely articulated space. Save this picture!Courtesy of UID ArchitectProject gallerySee allShow lessDaegu Gosan Public Library Competition Entry / Land+Civilization Compositions and Im…ArticlesBusan Opera House Competition Proposal / IaN+ArticlesProject locationAddress:Fukuyama-city, HiroshimaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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New Koreo Prize asks young people to tackle issues through storytelling

first_img A national storytelling competition has launched that offers young people the chance to win cash, as well as educational and work opportunities for creating stories that bring to life social issues.The Koreo Prize asks young people under the age of 27 to choose one of six social issues aligned with the UN’s Global Goals: gender equality, social mobility, food security, community resilience, wellbeing and social housing, and bring that issue to life through a story or series of stories in any media before the deadline of 4th April.  The prize includes £5,000 cash, paid work placements, free learning opportunities, tickets to global conferences, and mentoring opportunities.Participants are asked to seek out different and conflicting points of view, and to understand that there are no right answers to complex issues. At the end of the competition Koreo will create a digital archive of the submissions to be shared nationally.Submissions will be judged by a panel of experts from across the public, private and non-profit sector, including Julie Bentley, CEO of Girlguiding UK, John Vincent, founder of Leon, and Indy Johar, co-founder of Architecture00 and Dark Matter Labs.Social change consultancy Koreo rebranded from Vanilla Ventures in December last year, and is headed by CEO and founder Rachel Whales.  101 total views,  1 views today Advertisement New Koreo Prize asks young people to tackle issues through storytelling 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  102 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tagged with: competition storytelling Youth Melanie May | 27 February 2017 | Newslast_img read more

Wheelchair theft seen as new low

first_img‘Youths were spotted holding up traffic with the wheelchair getting a ‘laugh’ out of it…’THE theft of a wheelchair that was a young boy’s “only form of independence,” has been seen as a “sickening new low” for a family that has battled hardship for the last three years in Thomondgate. 16-year-old Shane Dundon has cerebral palsy and is now house bound because of the actions of a number of youths who stole the wheelchair from the front porch of the family home in Thomondgate last Sunday. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mother of six, Theresa Dundon, told the Limerick Post that the seat and frame of the chair were found the following day in Hartigan Villas after youths took the wheels and used them for a horse-drawn sulky kart.“It is bad enough trying to get the council to repair the house, but taking Shane’s only form of independence has really knocked his confidence. He’s upstairs in his room now and can’t or wont come down. He started in St Nessan’s recently and that was a big step for him. I mean, my son has welts on his hands from having to crawl in and out the front door. This is no life for a boy who has suffered to this stage of his life”.Theresa’s and the lives of her family have taken many set backs as the Limerick woman had to bury her college going son who was murdered in the UK during a random act of violence. With five children now, four of whom live with here in the “decrepit house” in Thomondgate, Theresa says that she has been living on empty promises from the local authority to get her house wheelchair friendly.“The house is in a very bad way, the shower doesn’t work, the toilet is in a state, the backgarden is like a swimming pool and it’s gone from bad to worse”.The Dundon family had to move from their original home in Hartigan Villas as the house next-door to their former home was petrol bombed and the council moved them for their own safety.“I had heroin addicts in the garden shooting up and for fear I had to sleep on the couch. We were all in fear of what random act could happen next and even my son crawled out to the front green at 6am scared out of his wits. The council moved us after the lady next door had her house petrol bombed. Now we have been put into this house and they have just forgotten about us. Letters go unanswered, promises go unfulfilled and I’m told there’s no money there to put in a few ramps.“It broke my heart to hear Shane say to me, ‘Mam, if I fell outside and broke my neck maybe then they would do something then’”.Shane’s sister, Nicole, says that this is not the first incident involving a group of up to eight youths “who are taking children’s bikes, hubcaps from cars and stuff like that, but it has taken a step too far this time.Gardai at Mayorstone are investigating.Nicole’s frustration continued when she added that the perpetrators of the wheelchair theft are aged “as young as 12 and 13. They shouldn’t go unpunished because of their age. It makes me sick to think that you cant even leave a wheelchair in your own porch without it being stolen.” Advertisement Facebook Email Print WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleBowie’s career under the spotlightNext articleLimerick FC could win title this weekend admin NewsLocal NewsWheelchair theft seen as new lowBy admin – September 27, 2012 720 Twitter Linkedinlast_img read more

Struggling health department asking for more staff

first_img Ector County Health Department Director Gino Solla looks over a report in his office.  Virgin Coco MojitoTexas Fried ChickenSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Local NewsGovernment Struggling health department asking for more staff By admin – May 20, 2018 WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleGEEK: Touchpad sensitivity an ongoing problemNext articleCOMMUNITY CALENDAR: Week of May 20, 2018 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Church leaders condemn mayor’s disparaging comments Home Local News Government Struggling health department asking for more staff Twitter Pinterest Ector County Health Department Director Gino Solla. Pinterest Facebook Ector County Health Department Director Gino Solla talks to a visitor in his office.  1 of 3 Ector County Health Department Director Gino Solla looks over a report in his office.  Ector County Health DepartmentOne day last month, Ector County residents seeking preventative care arrived to the county’s Health Department Building to see a sign on the front door: “Clinic closed today.”The clinic at 221 N. Texas Ave. couldn’t open that day, Health Department Director Gino Solla said, due to the department’s only two nurses both being out. Solla said this is the first time in his 15-year tenure as director he has had to close the clinic for an entire day.“I don’t have the license of a nurse that I can grab a syringe and start giving vaccines,” Solla said. “When the nurses are not here, close down the clinic. We’re out of business.”Closures are a recurring problem for the department, often having to close their clinic several hours early due to the lack of staff, and with the amount of people that come to the Health Department’s clinic; the wait can be quite long for those who do come for care. Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation WhatsApp The small staff of the department is the result of several years of budget cuts by county commissioners in a struggling local economy. In 2015, the health department had a budget of $1,695,725. Over a period of two budget cycles, that number was cut down to $1,351,242, around a quarter of their budget.With those budget cuts came staff cuts, Solla had to cut four full-time positions, bringing the department staff down from 15 to 11, including himself. That included two of their full-time nurses, leaving only two left.The primary function of the Health Department is to prevent and contain the outbreak of communicable diseases. Unlike the Ector County Hospital District, which treats people once they become ill, the health department tries to prevent the illness in the first place. Those who come to their clinic are there for vaccine shots, STD screenings, or tuberculosis testing. The clinic is particularly important to those who are struggling financially.“We are the safety net for people that don’t have health insurance or a means to pay,” Solla said. “If someone comes in and says ‘I don’t have the financial resources,’ we waive our fees.”But if budget cuts to the department continue, Solla is worried those functions may not be possible.“I don’t see where we can cut anymore without cutting services,” Solla said. “The commissioners will have to decide if they want to continue to provide clinical services from the Health Department.”And some staff members have been quitting out of frustration with the limited budget, Solla said. A long-term sanitarian, who handles duties such as restaurant and pool inspections, left abruptly around three weeks ago, and the office manager will be leaving the department soon after 26 years of working there.“They’re tired of not being able to give the citizens their services,” he said. “We’re giving them lip service instead of services.”With discussions for the next budget year beginning Tuesday, Solla said he has some proposals for expanding the department he plans to bring forward to the commissioners’ court. He plans to ask the court for another sanitarian position, a part-time secretary, and two more full-time nurses.Solla said he’s hoping that due to the recent increase in oil prices and land value, there will be more revenue available to prevent any further budget cuts.County Judge Ron Eckert said it is too premature at this point to say exactly what will be done to the department budgets, but that options will be explored throughout the numerous budget hearings. Eckert said they have not received any final certified values, but based upon preliminary values, there should be an increase in tax dollars and revenue, but not considerably more.“We haven’t reached the full extent of the boom cycle yet, and there’s catch-up time for values to catch up with the economy,” Eckert said.With the decrease in staff, came an increase in communicable diseases. Health Department records show that from 2011 to 2017, patients seen for sexually transmitted diseases increased from 866 to 1,328. The number of Ector County residents with sexually transmitted infections increased from 558 per 10,000 people in 2012 to 726.3 per 10,000 people in 2017.And with the staff cuts, Solla said they had to turn away around double that amount of patients. Solla attributed this increase in patients to the closure of Planned Parenthood in Odessa in 2011, which provided STD testing and contraceptives.“I believe the Texas legislators made a big mistake when they cut funding to Planned Parenthood,” Solla said, “because Planned Parenthood was our savior in collaborating with us in fulfilling that need.”Solla said he hoped Ector County residents would pass the sales tax assistance district whenever it next comes up for election, which would create a new 1.25 percent sales tax on goods sold in unincorporated Ector County. Officials estimate it would raise around $15 million a year, more than a quarter of the county’s $59 million expenditure budget.“I feel that will help us not only expand, but help us catch up to the growth that the county is experiencing in new residents,” Solla said. Landgraf prepares for state budget debate last_img read more

HALCON Unveils UAE’s First Air Defence Missile

first_img WhatsApp HALCON Unveils UAE’s First Air Defence Missile By Digital AIM Web Support – February 23, 2021 SkyKnight – the first UAE designed and manufactured counter-rocket, artillery, and mortar (C-RAM) missile system – TAGS  Twitter Local NewsBusiness Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Previous articleFranklin Madison Lands Industry Veteran Erin Allen as Enterprise Sales LeadNext articleLars Bender surgery deepens Leverkusen’s injury problems Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Pinterestlast_img read more

Brundidge council reduces debt

first_img The Brundidge City Council voted Tuesday to use the $500,000 proceeds from the city’s Utility Fund Revenue Warrants to pay down on the North Industrial Park loan.On May 15, 2016, the city purchased 222 acres of property adjacent to Southern Classic Food Group on the north side of town for potential industrial growth. The city paid $1.2 million for the property with financing by First National Bank at the rate of 2.75 percent for 10 years.Brundidge City Manager Britt Thomas using the proceeds from the Utility Fund Revenue Warrants to pay down the loan will reduce the payments on the loan and maintain a cash flow within the city. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author Skip The property was purchased from siblings, Jodi Klugel, Russell Regentine and Peggy Regentine, who inherited the land from their mother, Margaret Regentine.At the time of the purchase, Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage said the property is located on the main line of the CSX Railroad and will lower the number of competitors who are vying for industrial locations with rail access, making the property a prime site for future industrial growth.In other business, the council passed a resolution to notify the Secretary of State of a change in the type of voting machines used by the city. The resolution makes it legal for the city to use Pike County’s new electronic voting machines, which will be used in future elections by the City of Brundidge. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Father-daughter duo delight crowd at Brown Bag Lenny and Amanda Trawick performed a selection of Christmas songs and shared historical details about the songs and their origins… read more Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Brundidge council reduces debt Book Nook to reopen “Candy was thrown from several of the vehicles in the Christmas Parade and a child was almost hit by a car,” Pearson said. “We must enforce the ordinance for the protection of our children.”Thomas said his suggestion is to have a designated person go to each entry in any city parade and make that person aware that, if candy is thrown from his or her vehicle, a warrant will be signed and an arrest will be made.Although the council was visibly in agreement, no action was taken. The council reviewed also the bids for the 2016 sewer project but took no action.Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport gave a department report to the council and Council Member Margaret Ross questioned why no tickets were written for the 72 traffic stops logged.Davenport said tickets were written and the zero number was incorrect. He said many of the traffic stops are for missing headlights and for speed warnings.Council Member Cynthia Pearson said the city has an ordinance that disallows the throwing of candy from moving vehicles in city parades. Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Published 7:36 am Wednesday, December 16, 2015 By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

Former military man in custody for allegedly gunning down police officer

first_imgkali9/iStock(AUBURN, Ala.) — A former military man is in custody for allegedly gunning down an Auburn, Alabama, police officer and wounding two other officers, authorities said.Grady Wayne Wilkes, 29, was arrested Monday morning after an overnight manhunt, said Auburn Police Chief Paul Register.Wilkes allegedly fired at three officers when they responded to a “domestic disturbance” at the Arrowhead mobile home park Sunday night.The shooting killed officer William Buechner who had been with the department for 13 years, said Register.The two injured officers — Webb Sistrunk and Evan Elliott — are expected to recover, Register said.The chief said this is the first time an Auburn officer has been killed during his 31 years at the department.“This is probably the worst day of my time here. Words cannot express the loss,” the chief said. “We’re just trying to be there with our officers and those families right now.”Wilkes is charged with capital murder, three counts of attempted murder and second-degree domestic violence, authorities said. Prosecutors said they plan to pursue the death penalty.Wilkes, who had been in the military for a number of years, had no run-ins with local police until the Sunday night shooting, said Register. The chief did not elaborate on Wilkes’ military service.Forty-three officers have died in the line of duty this year, down 34% from the same time period last year, according to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund.“Three courageous young men … went to protect us,” Auburn Mayor Ron Anders said at a news conference. “We’re very sorry that we have lost an officer in the line of duty. To his family, we are here with you. We will not leave you and we will stand beside you to help you get through this.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgWe hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE ” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way? IS IT TRUE we are hearing that several Evansville City Councilmen and taxpayers are disappointed with Mayor Winnecke for not holding public hearings concerning the design, costs, and location of the proposed the $28 million dollars Deaconnes Aquatic Center at Garvin Park?  …that some people are now saying that the Mayor has seemly adopted a benevolent dictator style of managing City Government?IS IT TRUE that last week we predicted that the Mayor will stack the City Council Chambers at this evening City Council meeting with supporters of the proposed $28 million dollars Deaconess Aquatic Center at Garvin Park?  …when the Mayor makes his public pitch to City Council this evening to build the Deaconess Aqua Center at Garvin Park we hope that they will ask him to give them a detailed breakdown on the legal agreement made between him and Deaconess Hospital concerning the naming rights of this projects?IS IT TRUE we hope that Mayor Winnecke will also give City Council detailed information concerning the role that EVSC is going to play in the development of the Deaconess Aquatic Center at Garvin Park?IS IT TRUE we still stand by our prediction that once the $28 million Deaconnes Aquatic Center is finished Mayor Winnecke will sign a contract with the local YMCA to manage the new Aquatic Center at Garvin Park?  …we hope that this evening the Mayor will provide City Council with detailed information concerning the financial commitments he made with the officials at the YMCA to manage the Deaconess Aquatic Center once it is built?IS IT TRUE that “Jacobsville Join In” is sponsored by ECHO Housing and received their operating funds from the Evansville DMD?  …recently they closed their North Main Street offices without fanfare?…we hope the reason for the abrupt closing of “Jacobsville Join In” office located on North Main Street didn’t have anything to do with the current “Forensic Audit” being conducted at ECHO Housing Corporation?  …it’s time for the officials at DMD and ECHO Housing Corporation to come forward and make a public statement concerning this issue?IS IT TRUE we are told when Mayor Winnecke didn’t allow his Deputy Mayor to publically welcome the President of the United States to Evansville recently it really hurt the credibility of his Deputy Mayor status?IS IT TRUE we are extremely pleased that Evansville City Council member and well-known animal advocate Missy Mosby took a public stand concerning the cat freezing controversy at the Spencer County Animal Shelter? …we commend Ms. Mosby for contacting the Spencer County Sheriffs Department and turning over the text messages of the shelter’s workers to the authorities? IS IT TRUE we are told that Missy Mosby has also contacted a friend in law enforcement and he has handed over pertinent information concerning the Spencer County cat freezing controversy over to the Indiana State Police? …we are also been told that letters and newspaper articles have been turned over to officials of the state and national Humane Society and PETA? …Ms. Mosby has declared that she won’t stop fighting for the humane treatment of animals? …we give five (5) cheers to Missy Mosby and her supporters for standing up for the humane treatment of animals and their rights?IS IT TRUE that the McCurdy Hotel water bill and sewer issue has been out of the news lately? …we know like to if this $1.5 million water and sewer bill have been paid or if a settlement has been made?IS IT TRUE that Evansville City County Attorney Joshua A. Claybourn writes an interesting blog entitled “Finding Our Sense of National Identity”…we highly recommend that you read it because it’s extremely informative?IS IT TRUE since the revelation that Evansville City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr., CPA hasn’t paid the $369,000 in Victory Theater bills for 2017 we wonder if he has taken the $369,000 from the 2018 city budget to pay for the operating expenses of the Victory Theater for 2017?  …we also wonder how City Controller Lloyd is going to find the money to pay for the Victory Theater bills for 2018? …we hope that this question will be asked at the current City of Evansville budget hearings?IS IT TRUE in all of this hubbub we have also learned that there will be another arena football team coming to Evansville and will be called the Indiana Firebirds?…it is expected that the Firebirds will make Ford Center their home and while we wish them well, Evansville has not been a place that semi-professional football has found financial success?…if the Firebirds can’t draw more paying customers than the Icemen, Thunderbolts, or Bluecats have they are destined for a spot on that list of 50 something pro sports teams that have flamed out in Evansville?…with rents what they are and tickets bringing what they will it will take average paying crowds of 5,000 to have a viable indoor football team?…that is a long shot if there ever was one?Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Where should the proposed Deaconess Aquatic Center be built?”Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected] FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

International activity

first_imgEnterprise Ireland, the Irish government organisation for developing industry, has launched the first ever management development programme for the bakery and desserts sector.Over the past two to three years, Enterprise Ireland has been working closely with firms in these sectors to identify industry challenges. These include the needs of multiple retailers and rapidly changing consumer trends.Mike Feeney, Enterprise Ireland’s food sector executive director, said it was essential that management in these companies is fully equipped to anticipate and respond to industry challenges.The nine-month programme is being delivered by the Irish Management Institute (IMI) in Dublin and will give companies taking part access to new product and process ideas.It will also provide networking opportunities, while the programme will include study visits to the National Bakery School in Dublin; the San Francisco Baking Institute in California and the academy of the German bakery industry in Mannheim.Feeney said: “Owners and managers taking part will enhance their managerial effectiveness, identify new growth opportunities and increase innovation and international marketing capabilities.”The course costs E16,385 (£11,127) per person, but with 70% funding from Enterprise Ireland this is reduced to E4,915 (£3,338). The scheme launched on 22 March at the IMI headquarters in Dublin, with a trip to Germany scheduled for 10-13 April.last_img read more

Crimson unable to fight off Huskies

first_imgThe Harvard Crimson men’s hockey team faced a familiar foe on a familiar stage Monday (Feb. 8) in the consolation game of the 58th Beanpot tournament. But with just one win in its past six games, struggling Harvard received no consoling from Northeastern (13-12-1), who took down the Crimson (6-14-3; 6-7-3 ECAC), 4-1.The matchup, which was the ninth time since 2000 that the Crimson faced the Huskies in the Beanpot, was the seventh time both teams clashed in the consolation game. But despite Harvard’s 22-16 all-time series record against Northeastern, the Crimson were unable to bounce back from an early two-goal deficit. The defeat followed a 6-0 loss to Boston College in the Beanpot opener on Feb. 1.“I give a lot of credit to Northeastern. I think they wore us down as the game went on,” said Harvard coach Ted Donato. “We started the game a little bit flat, and put ourselves in some tough situations.”The Crimson’s only goal came when a slap shot by freshman forward Conor Morrison found the back of the net at 11:13 into the second period. Although that pulled Harvard within a goal, the Crimson continued their Beanpot scoring woes going scoreless the rest of the game.“Tonight we had a couple chances early. We just weren’t able to get shots through,” said Donato. “I don’t think we were sharp on the power play, and I think at times we looked disorganized in what we were trying to do. We certainly were able to get the puck in control, but weren’t able to get shots in traffic and get second and third opportunities.”Despite their recent losses, the Crimson historically have closed the regular season with momentum after the Beanpot. Last season the Crimson went 4-0-2 in their remaining six games, and in 2008 Harvard closed the season 5-0-1.With four of the remaining six games at home, Harvard’s recent struggles will likely be forgotten with another strong finish to the season. The Crimson currently stand in eighth place, but four points behind fourth-place St. Lawrence.Harvard hosts Rensselaer Friday (Feb. 12) and Union on Saturday (Feb. 13). Both games start at 7 p.m.last_img read more