Manacas House / Juliana Stefanelli Arquitetura & Design

first_img Houses Photographs:  Matheus Meireles Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Brazil ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932944/manacas-house-juliana-stefanelli-arquitetura-and-design Clipboard Manacas House / Juliana Stefanelli Arquitetura & Design Lead Architect: Engineering:José Carlos StefanelliLandscaping:Alexandre Furcolin PaisagismoCity:PauliniaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Matheus MeirelesText description provided by the architects. Manacás Project was designed for a young couple, which the greatest desire was for a fully integrated, functional and modern house. Set on a sloping plot, the house has its main access via a wide staircase, highlighted by a natural stone wall.Save this picture!© Matheus MeirelesAll rooms are located on the ground floor, allowing greater integration and functionality. To take advantage of the space, the garage roof has been transformed into a large mezzanine.Save this picture!© Matheus MeirelesSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Matheus MeirelesThe kitchen is integrated with the barbecue through large aluminum doors, allowing greater fluidity between spaces.Save this picture!© Matheus MeirelesThe great advantage of this house is the mix of materials; stone, wood and metal; and the use of conventional structure with metallic structure, as can be seen in the supports of the mezzanine and barbecue slabs.Save this picture!© Matheus MeirelesFollowing a hostel concept, all rooms have openings to the pool, allowing visibility and easy access to the leisure area.Save this picture!© Matheus MeirelesProject gallerySee allShow lessDavid Adjaye’s 130 William Street Nears CompletionArchitecture NewsColonialist Modernism Strikes AgainArticles Share Architects: Juliana Stefanelli Arquitetura & Design Area Area of this architecture project Manacas House / Juliana Stefanelli Arquitetura & DesignSave this projectSaveManacas House / Juliana Stefanelli Arquitetura & Design CopyHouses•Paulinia, Brazil Year:  “COPY” CopyAbout this officeJuliana Stefanelli Arquitetura & DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrazilPublished on February 02, 2020Cite: “Manacas House / Juliana Stefanelli Arquitetura & Design” [Residencia Manacás / Juliana Stefanelli Arquitetura & Design] 02 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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 Area:  2475 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932944/manacas-house-juliana-stefanelli-arquitetura-and-design Clipboard Save this picture!© Matheus Meireles+ 28Curated by Matheus Pereira Share 2018 Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Bonaluce Iluminação, Cerâmica Atlas, Madereira Rondonia, Metaluminio, Michelangelo Mármores, Preservam, Stato dell’Arte – Level Acabamentos Juliana Stefanelli Photographslast_img read more

CAF hosts event on global philanthropy at its Annual Conference

first_imgCAF hosts event on global philanthropy at its Annual Conference  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 October 2002 | News technology can play in breaking down geographical divides. Bob Ellsworth, Director of Non-Profit Development for Network for Good and Senior Strategic Advisor to the DotOrg Foundation, will address global philanthropy from the donor’s perspective. He plans to discuss how issues of trust, confidence and transparency can impact on giving and how charities can use new technology to identify potential donors. Using examples from her research as Associate Director of Public Service at Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, Dr Lilya Wagner will examine global fundraising from an NGO perspective and outline current trends in borderless giving. As Vice President of Corporate Philanthropy at Cisco Systems and President of the Cisco Foundation, Tae Yoo will offer valuable insight into the needs, interests and concerns of companies and their employees wishing to lend their support overseas. Using Cisco Systems as a case study, Tae will demonstrate how companies can bridge the gap between their employees and foreign charities through access to information, encouragement and the right tools.The speaker session will take place in the morning of the CAF Annual Conference and Exhibition 2002, at One GreatGeorge Street, London. The seminar starts at 11am and costs £65. At its annual conference next month Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) is bringing together three prominent individuals in the field of global philanthropy to describe how charities can maximise international donations and discover what motivates overseas donors to lend their support.Bob Ellsworth, Dr Lilya Wagner and Tae Yoo from the USA will be speaking at the CAF Conference and Exhibition on Thursday 7 November 2002 at a seminar entitled, “Borderless giving – the opportunity, the challenge.”With their combined experience of global fundraising, e-philanthropy and cross-border giving programmes, the three will pinpoint the major challenges and opportunities facing the sector. They will also consider the role that new Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

SOFII website to relaunch with faster search and better usability

first_img SOFII – the Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration – will relaunch with a new website in June that provides improved search functions and usability.The site is being overhauled by digital agency 1810 to render better on tablets and mobile devices. While the redesign now complete, there are more than a thousand pages containing articles and case studies that need to be imported into the new format.The new page design for case studies has incorporated feedback from users to “declutter” the pages and now contains a summary factbox of relevant information, such as medium and target audience, at the top of the page. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Speaking at a preview of the new site in London last week, SOFII’s founder Ken Burnett said: “Each of SOFII’s users is trying to do things just a little bit better to make the world a better place. But SOFII had grown a bit tired and was not helping them do that as well is it could. This refresh will reintroduce lost treasures from our archives.”SOFII currently has between 15,000 and 20,000 visitors each month.center_img Howard Lake | 29 April 2014 | News Tagged with: Digital Training SOFII website to relaunch with faster search and better usabilitylast_img read more

28 new jobs to be created in Shannon in the next…

first_imgNewsBusiness28 new jobs to be created in Shannon in the next two yearsBy Staff Reporter – February 16, 2018 2197 Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? New high-end jobs for Shannon Email Previous articleLimerick Local Enterprise Office helps create 281 jobsNext articleRyanair adds Liverpool and Bristol routes Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Aidan O’Leary ,STS UJET, Mark Robertson, President, STS UJet and Alan Dunne,STS UJET. Picture: Arthur Ellis.A SHANNON company specialising in the refurbishment of aircraft interiors is expanding its operation by establishing a European hub on the Shannon Free Zone following a merger with a major US company.The merger between the UJet Group and Florida-based STS Component Solutions will lead to the creation of 28 jobs at the Shannon operation over the next two years.STS Component Solutions is a division of STS Aviation Group, which currently offer materials management, engineering services, technical support, original equipment manufacturer distribution, and supply chain management solutions to the aerospace industry.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It will now offer aircraft interior refurbishment and modification services including full cabin reconfiguration, aircraft seats and support services under the newly formed brand, STS UJet.STS UJet President Mark Robertson said the new Shannon operation would provide them with the space for future growth and expansion.Aidan O’Leary ,STS UJET, Alan Dunne,STS UJET, John Drysdale, Commercial Properties Shannon Group, (front) Ray O’Driscoll, Commercial Properties Shannon Group, Rita Meehan, Commercial Properties Shannon Group and Mark Robertson, President, STS UJet. Picture: Arthur Ellis.“Within two years, we expect to more than double our workforce, which currently stands at 22 people, to 50.“Our customers currently include 15 of the world’s top aviation leasing companies among them AerCap, Avalon, Dubai Aerospace, BBAM and airlines such as TUI fly and Globus operating for S7 Airlines. As the region’s premier FAA/EASA 145 approved aircraft interior repair shop, we are looking forward to offering our existing and new customers an extended range of new services through our parent company STS Group,” he said.STS Ujet will join the growing cluster of 60 aviation companies based at Shannon Free Zone which employ over 2,600 people.The company secured its new headquarters from Shannon Commercial Properties, a Shannon Group company, which manages the property portfolio of the Shannon Free Zone where over 7,500 people are employed.Its managing director Ray O’Driscoll said that STS UJet was keeping an eye on future growth by taking newly refurbished facilities totalling 38,000 sq ft in Shannon Free Zone.“In expanding the component repair capability of the Aviation Cluster at Shannon, STS UJet is greatly enhancing the versatility of the International Aviation Services Centre (IASC),” he said.More about business here. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Twitter Shannon Chamber Webinar to help people cope with the stresses of COVID-19center_img Only re-integration will solve Shannon Airport crisis Advertisement Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow TAGSMark RobertsonShannonSTS Aviation GroupSTS Component SolutionsUJet Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat WhatsApp Facebook Printlast_img read more

O’Domhnaill criticises closure of Community Welfare Clinics

first_img Google+ 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Donegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has hit out at the Government for not replacing three essential Community Welfare posts in West Donegal. Instead, he says, six more clinics are to close.Senator Ó Domhnaill says the clinics in Brinaleck, Burtonport and Doochary closed recently as a result of retirements, and on Monday week next, services in Laghey, Frosses, Mountcharles, Dunkineely, Glencolmcille and Kilcar will cease.Senator O’Domhnaill says these clinics, held for a few hours each week in HSE premises, service many people in severe need who don’t have access to transport.He says government claims that frontline services aren’t being hit ring hollow in this instance……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/brian10.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Previous articleClonmany Festival issues raised in Carndonagh courtNext articleApology to Omagh bomb victims as private papers go online News Highland Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – March 22, 2012 Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme center_img Facebook O’Domhnaill criticises closure of Community Welfare Clinics Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter Newsx Advertslast_img read more

Strong overnight winds leads to risk of fallen trees & debris

first_img WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Facebook Two separate wind warnings are in place for seven counties across the country this morning.A status yellow warning is valid for Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Kerry until eight o’clock.Motorists are being urged to watch out for fallen trees and debris on routes across the county this morning due to overnight heavy winds. By News Highland – January 6, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterestcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Google+ Previous articleTalks to restore power-sharing get back underway todayNext articleED overcrowding causing chaos for ambulance workers – SIPTU News Highland Facebook Strong overnight winds leads to risk of fallen trees & debrislast_img read more

Change management

first_imgChange managementOn 18 Apr 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Outsourcing is set to change the nature of the personnel profession, with ashift in focus from service provision to partnership nurturing. But what kindof skills will professionals need to succeed in this brave new world of HRShivers went through the HR world at the recent news that BP Amoco isoutsourcing virtually the whole of its personnel function, involving thetransfer of up to 350 staff. The £370m five-year deal – by far the biggest ofits kind – is a gamble both for the company and US provider Exult, which nowhas little more than a year to start showing results.That is a tall order for a new entrant to the market with no track record.But through an aggressive use of web technology, which long-established UKoutsourcing companies have been slower to take advantage of, BP Amoco isbetting it will succeed in yielding significant cost savings and serviceimprovements.In that case the scepticism employers have traditionally felt aboutoutsourcing could dissipate and other companies would be encouraged to followsuit. BP Amoco is only one of at least half a dozen major concerns said to haveplans in that direction, and a trend also shows signs of developing in thepublic sector, with Lincolnshire local authority following Westminster byoutsourcing its entire HR function last year.But if deals of this size become common, where does that leave HR as aprofession? Concerns have been voiced that when training, recruitment, legal advice andother mainstream personnel activities come to be treated on the same level aspayroll and pensions, the function will be fatally downgraded. Far frombecoming ever more central to a business, as many have been urging, the averageHR professional will eventually be marginalised.Not so, say many experts, who argue that the need for HR in organisations isin no way diminished by outsourcing administration functions. On the contrary,the more of the day-to-day tasks that can be handled by third parties, theeasier it will be for HR to provide the kind of strategic advice organisationsneed to work effectively. Meanwhile, those who work for outsourcing companieswill enjoy varied challenges and opportunities for development that are notalways available in the HR departments of large organisations.In effect, outsourcing can be seen as cementing a split between these twoarms of HR. “It could change the nature of the profession,” declaresMarta White, managing director of search firm DS Wolf International.”Administration can be 80 per cent of the burden and without that hasslethere will be opportunities for those who are more strategically oriented tobring their expertise to organisations.”She adds, however, that HR departments will increasingly be charged withmanaging outsourcing contracts, a role which many think will require new skillsand competencies.David Koch, European leader for HR sourcing at PricewaterhouseCoopers, says,”You are establishing a partnership with the organisation, not a service,so you will need a different kind of person, someone who is focused on managingrelationships rather than handling transactions. It doesn’t take a lot of thosesorts of people but it needs to be someone with clout.” Koch says he often hears stories of chief executives asking why they need anHR department at all, but argues that there still has to be someone in thecompany who understands its culture and internal workings. To deliver services effectively,the outsourcing partner will often need internal change to take place in theclient organisation – something it is not equipped to handle.”If we are having difficulty delivering services, we need to sit downwith the client to learn what issues they are facing and how we can help themmeet those needs,” he says. “There also has to be someone in theorganisation who knows where to go for talent and understands where the bestperformers come from. That is something the outsourcing organisation will takeyears to understand.”At Penna HR Consulting, chief executive Suzie Mummé believes that in thefuture there will be more competition for fewer HR roles. “HR will have toidentify the best companies to work for, with enlightened CEOs who see them asa partner not as a processor,” she says. “Then they will have todevelop an ability to manage strategic initiatives in such areas as resourceplanning, operational excellence, and leadership issues.”Be selectiveInstead of outsourcing non-core competencies to a variety of specialistagencies, Mummé sees the HR professional of the future developing strongrelationships with just a few, who themselves will have fewer clients. Butthese experts will be unlikely to understand the culture of the organisation,so HR will need to adopt a partnership mentality, being more open to get thebest out of them. Influencing and conflict management skills will be importantas well, which means developing gravitas and credibility.To be useful as strategic advisers, Mummé says HR professionals also need tospend time studying trends and best practice, for instance, by picking up thelatest thinking from gurus, establishing networks with peer groups andresearching the market for the best providers.To the board of a company, outsourcing might seem an attractive way ofachieving cost savings, quality and flexibility. The ideal is a deliveryservice that can be ramped up quickly and then turned off when the requirementis satisfied. But the need to have HR controlling and monitoring the deliveryof strategic objectives will always remain.For instance, an HR director who is closely in touch with the provider of anemployee assistance programme might learn a lot about the effects of changesbeing carried out in the organisation, information not necessarily availablefrom other sources, points out Philip Sanders, managing director of EAPprovider PPC.”A company that is downsizing or regionalising faces a huge potentialimpact,” Sanders says. “We would monitor the phone calls comingthrough and advise HR if we are getting significant numbers of complaintsconcerning the effects on employees’ health as a consequence of thesechanges.”Contract management, however, is a competence most HR departments lack,argues Colin Carmichael, partner at Organisation Consulting Partnership.”That’s a real issue for companies, because unless they can managethird-party providers they will have big problems in the future,” he says.”They need to be careful at the outset that they don’t find themselves ina contract that ultimately delivers more benefit to the provider than to thecompany doing the outsourcing.”HR will also have to work to convince other departments in the organisationthat it has something to offer, Carmichael believes. “A lot of linemanagers want the basics done well and may not have an expectation of muchbeyond that. The personal credibility of senior players in HR is to add valueto the company, and outsourcing will help by giving them the space they need tobe strategic.”If outsourcing becomes the norm, one major effect will be that HRprofessionals will be less likely to follow careers in organisations operatingin specific sectors. Instead they will be employed by outsourcing providers,handling a range of different accounts.That may be a cause for concern for some, but from the perspective ofoutsourcers themselves there are obvious advantages. Alison Humphries, directorof Barkers Norman Broadbent (BNB) Outsourcing, says, “It provides muchgreater opportunities. With an outsourcing partner the role of HR professionalsbecomes central rather than peripheral. Instead of being regarded as being ofdoubtful value they will find themselves an essential fee-earning part of theirbusiness.”Nor need HR staff being transferred to another company necessarily feel theyare being dumped, Humphries says. In her experience, employers putting out totender are usually keen to ensure that the outsourcing partner can provideoutgoing staff with good career development opportunities.Similarly, at Rebus HR Services, personnel services director Michelle Walkerpoints out that outsourcing gives HR professionals a more varied andchallenging agenda. “We are servicing more than 110 clients for personnelservices across a range of services, including financial services, educationand manufacturing. My staff act more as consultants, which gives them thechance to become much more rounded in their skills. And when they choose toprogress, their CVs will be much broader as a result.”Get wiredTechnology is a major element in managing outsourcing relationships andthose who use it effectively are likely to gain an advantage. A key factor inthe BP Amoco deal with Exult is the provider’s emphasis on the Internet andcompany intranets as a communication channel for employees. Systems that enablestaff and managers to enter data automatically reduce labour and makeoutsourcing easier.This focus has been less evident in the UK but the potential is beginning tobe recognised. For instance, Collinson Grant Consultants offers an”extranet” service where the HR director can log on to a privatenetwork and look at all the phone traffic between outsourcing consultants andcompany managers. CEO Andrew Collinson says, “They might want to see howmany tribunals are on the go and then look at the results, analysing sites bythe number of calls. They can also see the notes typed by consultants duringthe conversations. That enables them to get a feel for all the issues.”The effective use of such methods is an area HR must seek to develop, arguesTerence Brake, president of TMA. He believes the profession will continue to bedriven by the traditional competencies of handling people and talent, but willtake a big leap when these are interfaced with technology.”The real breakthrough will come when there is a far strongerpartnership between HR and IT,” he says. “Some say these should bethe top two objectives of any organisation. I would take that further by sayingthey should not be separate objectives – the focal point must be on globalcompetitiveness, and the interface with IT people is essential to achievingthat.”Brake continues, “I believe there will be a big shakedown in the HRcommunity, and those who remain will be those who have the thinking agility tounderstand the business issues.”People who come into HR will be quite different. The trend tooutsourcing will continue but at the same time business executives will beaware of much clearer value propositions from what remains in HR. And it willbe up to HR professionals to define very clearly what that is in eachindividual company.”Gain flexibilityAt the strategic level a key HR role will be to strive for flexibility andadaptability, Brake believes. He cites the case of Intel, which suffereddamaging delays over bringing a much-heralded new chip to market last year andrealised it had lost sight of its customers.”Intel understood that it had fallen into the trap of spending too muchtime fine-tuning products and forgetting about its customers” needs,”Brake says. “An outsourcing agency cannot address that because it doesn’tknow your business like you do. The HR person has to be the one that spots theproblem and says we must quickly shift to a new mindset.”But that change of strategy can be on a day-to-day basis and HR directorshave to stay alert, he says. Brake remembers visiting the museum in Mount StHelens in Oregon, where a volcano erupted spectacularly in 1980. There he cameacross a quote from the local sheriff, who said the authorities were totallyunprepared for a disaster on that scale.”The sheriff said they had to act as though they were trying to build aboat and row it at the same time,” says Brake. “With the pace ofchange as fast as it is, that is the kind of situation HR people willincreasingly find themselves in.” Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

Lumber prices at record highs thanks to hot housing market

first_img(iStock/Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)Lumber prices are rising to record prices, signaling that 2021 could be another strong year for homebuilding.Lumber prices generally drop during the winter months. But this season they have risen to historic highs for species, products and grades, according to Random Lengths, a pricing service, the Wall Street Journal reported.Read moreTimber REITs are having a momentUS housing supply nears 40-year lowWarped lumber, failed projects: TRD investigates Katerra Share via Shortlink Oriented strand boards — commonly used for walls — and southern yellow pine — often used for fences and decks — are at their highest prices ever, according to the Journal.Even engineered wood products used for new construction are on backorder until March because of high demand. The Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite price increased to $966 per thousand board feet last week, up from $955 in September.Lumber futures have risen 47 percent over the past three weeks, the Journal reported.At the beginning of the pandemic, some mills slowed production over fears that job losses would sink demand. But government-ordered lockdowns motivated people to complete home improvement projects and buy new homes for more space. The surge was aided by historically low mortgage rates.Housing starts and building permits for private-owned residential units increased in December to their highest level since 2006, according to the Journal.[WSJ]  — Keith Larsen Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img homebuildersHousing Marketminimum Construction Tagslast_img read more

Utah makes NIT semis, tops St. Mary’s in OT 67-58

first_imgMarch 21, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah makes NIT semis, tops St. Mary’s in OT 67-58 Tags: Basketball/NIT/Utah Utes FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Sedrick Barfield scored 19 points and had three of Utah’s four 3-pointers in overtime and the Utes beat Saint Mary’s 67-58 on Wednesday night to advance to the semifinals of the NIT at Madison Square Garden.Donnie Tillman added 17 points for Utah (22-11), which joined Gonzaga as the only teams to win at Saint Mary’s this season.The Utes, headed to the NIT Final Four for the first time since 1992, will play Western Kentucky on Tuesday. The win by Utah, a second seed in its bracket, ensured that none of the No. 1 seeds in the four brackets would reach New York.There were 14 ties and nine lead changes and neither team led by more than five until Barfield hit a stepback 3-pointer from the left wing for a 66-58 lead with 30.4 seconds to go.Saint Mary’s (20-6) only made two of 11 shots in the last 9:11 and had 15 turnovers. Jock Landale led the Gaels with 16 points and 10 rebounds and Tanner Krebs had 10 and 10. Landale, Calvin Hermanson and Emmett Naar passed Matthew Dellavedova’s 2013 class for a record 109 wins in their previous game.An offensive foul on Krebs with 7.3 seconds left in regulation allowed the Utes the last shot but Justin Bibbins missed a leaning 15-footer from the left wing at the buzzer.David Collette, Utah’s second leading scorer at 12.6, only played 14 minutes and scored eight points, because of a back injury. Written by Associated Presslast_img read more

Merton celebrate historic Time Ceremony

first_imgBetween 2am British Summer Time and 2am Greenwich Mean Time last Sunday, Mertonians took part in the traditional Time Ceremony, walking backwards around Fellow’s Quad in full sub fusc, allegedly to “maintain the space-time continuum”.The ceremony dates back to 1971, when only five undergraduates at Merton College took part. Forty three years later, these same five undergraduates still return to their old College every year on the last Sunday of October, to take part in the now archetypal Mertonian ritual.The science behind the ceremony has never been truly validated, but the aim of the ceremony is to “create an oasis of calm to protect against the perturbative effects of the change from British Summer Time to Greenwich Mean Time”, according to Merton JCR President Daniel Schwennicke.The ceremony begins on Sundial Lawn at 01:50am British Summer Time, where the founders (or the “Grand Originals” as some Mertonians know them) give three toasts to the assembly. These toasts are:“To a good old time!”, “Long live the counter revolution!” and “o tempora, o more!”.Students then move on through the South Gate to enter the 17th century Fellow’s Quad, where the actual ceremony takes place. The participants in the ceremony walk backwards, linking arms to form chains of people, and spinning at each corner.Paul Engeham, one of the five founders of the Time Ceremony, described one of the difficulties of participating in the Time Ceremony: “when you have great strings of people, you can’t turn properly, and the furthest person on the line ends up being swung out… three is the perfect number for spinning”.As is tradition, attendees drink port (or a non-alcoholic, but purple coloured substitute). College has banned glass bottles from the quad due to safety concerns, so participants carry their drinks in plastic bottles.JCR and MCR volunteers are on hand every year to provide water and help look after any students in need of support. In an effort to control numbers, the porters locked all entrances to Merton College at 23:00 British Summer Time, and students had to present their Bod cards at the Lodge to gain admittance to the college after this time, and to ensure that only Mertonians attended the ceremony.Nevertheless, as there is every year, there were several attempts to break in. Two undergraduates scaled a wall near North Lodge Gate, and were found and turned away by Merton College porters.However, one fourth year undergraduate, who wished to remain anonymous, told Cherwell, “I managed to get into the college, but I think a porter saw me. I crouched down and hid in a bush while he walked past. He knew I was there – it was like something out of a horror film. But then I got into the Time Ceremony itself, and it was the most surreal, fantastic thing ever”.The ceremony used to be preceded by the original founders climbing up the walls in Fellow’s Quad to unscrew the lamps, so that the space-time continuum could be preserved in darkness. The undergraduates also used to hold bottles containing candles to light their way.The Time Ceremony has persisted for several decades now, having been embraced by College (whereas originally it was held in secret), but in the late 1970s it seemed that it would never become a fixed Merton tradition. Phillip Brown, a friend of the founders, and a regular participator in the Time Ceremony, died of throat cancer.Without him, his friends were reluctant to continue the ceremony. However, Paul Engeham, one of the founders, said that they decided to re-start in the early 1980s, rooting the Time Ceremony as a Merton tradition in tribute to Phillip Brown.Founder Garth Fowden said in reflection of the ceremony, “anyway, the bell tolled (did it?), the mist swirled (inevitably), much port was imbibed (with mathematical certainty), and the lonely shadowy figures reversed round the hallowed quad. They must surely now be revolving in their graves or their bath chairs at the thought of what it has become.”Since its renewal in the 1980s, the ceremony has grown in popularity, and is now as popular with current undergraduates as it was with those few who took part decades ago. First year Merton undergraduate Caleb Rich described the ritual as “weird and wonderful”.Merton College sports representative and second year undergraduate historian Freddie Money quipped that Time Ceremony is “definitely taking the concept of spinning sessions to a new level”.In an email from the Merton JCR President, Daniel Schwennicke, sent to the undergraduate student body of the college, Time Ceremony was described as, “one of the great events in the Merton calendar, and one of the most surreal and incomparable evenings that you [Merton students] will experience in your time at Oxford”.last_img read more