LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This match may have been quiet but the goal is for next year’s World Cup to be loud both in the stadiums and in terms of its impact.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. TAGS: Japan What it’s like to watch a rugby match in JapanNext September, October and November, thousands of rugby fans from around the world will descend on various points across Japan for the 2019 World Cup – but what’s it like to watch a rugby match in Japan?Rugby World was at Yokohama’s Nissan Stadium at the weekend for the third Bledisloe Cup tie of 2018, with the New Zealand v Australia fixture attracting a record crowd for a Test match in Japan of 46,143.The promenade leading up to the stadium, which will host next year’s World Cup semi-finals and final as well as four pool games, was bustling before kick-off, with pockets of Australians and New Zealanders interspersed amongst Japanese fans donning the colours of both teams as well of their own national team.Big number: The crowd was a record for a Test in Japan (Getty Images)There were games to introduce children to rugby, such as throwing a rugby ball to knock over skittles, and a huge koala mascot proved popular too.One fan we met, Yosuke, had a foot in both camps, wearing a Wallabies shirt and having an All Blacks towel around his neck. He’d spent his honeymoon in Australia while Beauden Barrett is his favourite player, hence the divided loyalties.He’d been playing rugby since primary school while others we met were attending their first game. Takashi was most looking forward to seeing the haka while Shin, who was wearing his All Blacks jersey with pride, discovered rugby through the last World Cup, Japan’s famous win over South Africa taking the sport to a wider audience. Ask him why he supports New Zealand and the answer is simple: “They are the best.”Break time: Rieko Ioane gets past Nick Phipps (Getty Images)So it proved on the pitch as the All Blacks won 37-20 and Barrett showed his impressive range of skills. In the 50th minute, there was the pace to get past Marika Koroibete on the wing and then the ability to kick the ball off the outside of his boot after cutting in field, and it could have led to a try but for Bernard Foley diving on the loose ball before Barrett could regather.Nine minutes later, Barrett passed the ball out to Rieko Ioane, looped around his winger and took the return pass to sprint over for a well-worked try. Then he turned provider for Ioane in the closing stages with a pass through his legs to release the winger.Related: All Blacks fly-half Beauden Barrett analysedThe crowd clearly knew their rugby with ‘oohs’ here and ‘aahs’ there for big tackles and powerful line bursts. Waisake Naholo, who was in the press box to commentate on New Zealand radio, and the non-playing Wallabies seated nearby were also asked for plenty of autographs and photos at half-time. Find out what fans can expect at next year’s Rugby World Cup Showing their colours: Fans show their support for both countries at Bledisloe III in Yokohama (Getty Images) Crowd pleasers: The All Blacks’ haka was very popular (Getty Images)Yet for all their appreciation of the game’s big moments, there were huge periods where the stadium was very quiet. At some points the respectful silence meant you could hear shouts from the players on the pitch.There is no culture for chants or songs during rugby matches in Japan, although howling has been introduced at Sunwolves games, and the haka probably brought the biggest cheers of the afternoon. There were attempts to start Mexican waves in the second half, but they didn’t catch on throughout the crowd.Yes, the stadium wasn’t full and many of the spectators were neutrals, but it was a strange atmosphere, almost eerily quiet at times, when compared to the noise of, say, the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.Come the World Cup there will obviously be more travelling fans and they will bring their traditional songs and chants with them, and perhaps the Japanese supporters get involved in those.Sign of times: Beauden Barrett signs autographs for fans (Getty Images)The players didn’t seem to mind the quiet and were quick to praise both the atmosphere and their welcome in Japan.“It was awesome to see the crowd that turned out,” said All Blacks skipper Kieran Read. “The atmosphere was fantastic out there and we’ve had an awesome week. We’re really looking forward to next year.”Wallabies captain Michael Hooper, who played Japan in Yokohama last year, added: “We could here the atmosphere from the crowd at big moments, like big tackles or a line break for both teams. You could hear that on the pitch and love being part of that as a rugby player. It felt like the crowd was engaged.“Every time we come here we feel very welcome. It’s two very different cultures and we’re learning a lot about the Japanese culture and embracing that when we come over.”
Australia ArchDaily Projects Photographs Architects: Porter Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: Wignells, ACME1, Lal Lal Demolition, Radial Timbers, Sonic LightingSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Arctic White – Colorfeel CollectionWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. On the fringe of southern regional city Ballarat (Victoria, Australia) on a native treed half acre plot looking over the regional city, this house sits in its environment engaging every element of its site.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellA seasonal and 24-hour experience, it engages the winter months with beautiful natural light and views out to changing weather patterns. In summer the raised platform and large open areas accommodate natural ventilation whilst the large interior courtyard is protected from the elements and becomes a second living zone. At night the bedrooms look out over the city lights through large glazed areas and welcome the melancholy non-direct morning light through the eucalyptus trees to greet the day ahead.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellA strict tight building envelope within a native vegetation and koala overlay governs the built footprint. The house is organised into 4 areas, namely a central transitional entry circulation zone, a public living zone, a private sleeping/ amenity area and a large private courtyard (which all other zones circulate).Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe house is wrapped in a locally sourced vertically clad native Australian hardwood board and batten cladding. This emulates its vertically native treed environment whilst light and shadow change on the three-dimensional cladding throughout the days progress. The two main living/ private pavilions are defined by a dark stained Australian hardwood ship lap vertically clad entry/ circulation area enlivening the architectural experience from the hideaway laneway view. The passerby pedestrian is welcomed with an unassuming surprise in a neighborhood of common suburbia. Internally, a similar theme of textures continues. Locally sourced recycled Australian hardwood floorboards line the floor, whilst un-apologetically character filled native hardwood joinery celebrates the craft of local tradesmen and qualities of local wood. Travertine stone in the kitchen picks up on the warm tones but shows many layers of geology adding to the experience of the material.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellProject gallerySee allShow lessVilla Jeju / aoa architectsSelected ProjectsAdobe Town Hall / Valerio Dewalt Train AssociatesSelected Projects Share Ballarat East House / Porter Architects “COPY” 2018 CopyAbout this officePorter ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBallaratAustraliaPublished on October 01, 2018Cite: “Ballarat East House / Porter Architects” 01 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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Tagged with: Digital 22 total views, 2 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 NCIS has published advice to the public on how to avoid falling for these scams.Any suspicious tsunami appeal-related communications should be forward to NCIS at forward the details to NCIS at [email protected] The National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS) have identified a number of web and email scams set up to cash in on the tsunami emergency appeals.NCIS is warning of at least three types of email scams. First, criminals are sending unsolicited emails offering to locate, for a fee, family members who may have victims of the disaster. Secondly, unsolicited emails asking for money to be deposited in overseas bank accounts in the name of charities that turn out to be non-existent. Thirdly, ‘phishing’ emails which try to acquire personal or financial information in an effort to retrieve large amounts of inheritance funds tied up in relation to the tsunami disaster.Other criminals have set up websites masquerading as charity websites, soliciting donations. At least one fraudulent site contains an embedded object that can infect computers with a virus if accessed. Advertisement National Criminal Intelligence Service warns of fake tsunami appeals 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. Howard Lake | 12 January 2005 | News read more
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis UIA Insurance, the insurer that specialises in serving trade union, charity and friendly society members, has re-vamped its customer magazine, Affinity.The redesign has been handled by publishing agency Square One Group.The latest issue of Affinity will appear this month. The 28-page magazine has a circulation of 105,000. The redesigned publication is intended to communicate UIA’s ‘principled’ ethos and core values to its customers. For the first time, two versions will appropriately target different sections of the UIA customer base. Advertisement UIA Insurance revamps its customer magazine Howard Lake | 15 June 2005 | News 15 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. read more
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Major gift matched giving 24 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis In response to the typhoon, a tsunami and two earthquakes that struck parts of the Asia-Pacific region within five days of each other, philanthropist Alec Reed created a matched fund on theBigGive.org.uk to double individual donations to the emergency appeals.In just six days, £50,000 was raised for the seven participating charities, which included Oxfam and the British Red Cross.Alec Reed said: “Matched funding challenges are a really effective way of doubling support for projects and charities. This scheme has encouraged much-needed donations for those affected by these terrible disasters.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 20 October 2009 | News Founded in October 2007 by Alec Reed CBE to help high-wealth individuals find charities in their field of interest, the Big Give features 6,000 charities and has so far raised more than £5 million.www.thebiggive.org.uk Matched fund for Asia-Pacific disasters raises £50,000 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. read more
Stratcom opens its first fundraising call centre in UK 226 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis25 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis25 Tagged with: relationship fundraising Telephone fundraising Melanie May | 10 April 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. 225 total views, 1 views today “Our work to date in the UK has led us to believe there is a place for what we have to offer. We think our expertise in engagement, opinion research and fundraising combined, along with experience in phone plus digital puts us in a unique position to design and execute integrated programmes.” Global fundraising agency Stratcom has opened its first UK call centre in Brighton.Stratcom has been working with charities and non-profits in Canada, the US and the UK for more than 25 years, operating in the UK market for the last four. It has launched the new UK call centre in response to a growing UK client base and, it says, the demand for a high-end, tailored phone offering backed by strategic planning and innovation. It believes the telephone is currently under-utilised in relationship fundraising as well as in digital campaigns. The call centre will focus on providing high quality supporter experiences and will complement Stratcom’s existing UK offering, which includes consulting and strategy services, and the provision of opinion research, fundraising and engagement tools.The call centre will be managed by Bethan Francis, Lianne Sims and Liz Morrison, all of whom have previously worked at Pell & Bales. Stratcom’s first UK client projects range from public opinion polling to multichannel donor acquisition campaigns. Stratcom UK will supplement its Brighton calling programme with calling from Stratcom’s three Canadian call centres for clients interested in international calling.Senior Associate at Stratcom UK, Bethan Francis, formerly Client Service Director at Pell & Bales, leads Stratcom strategic and client service offering in the UK. She said:“We are opening our first UK call centre in a new era of fundraising. There is a concerted effort and movement towards relationship fundraising and the phone has to be one of the most under-utilised tools in this area. Underutilised in its use as a standalone channel to drive engagement and deepen relationships, but also in its integration with digital campaigns. “We want to change that, and we invite those charities and non-profits who are looking to embrace relationship fundraising, who want to evolve and innovate, and most importantly those that believe in the value of high-quality supporter experiences to try our unique offering and approach.”Bob Penner, Stratcom CEO, added: Advertisement read more
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Wasn’t that great when you decided to take that company buyout a few years ago? Your own work space at home, with pretty fast internet, and a cat to sit on your lap while you plan your new company’s future?The months have zipped by, and you’re worried: can you really meet your client in a home scattered with toddler toys and legos? Is it you or is your internet getting slower? And brainstorming by yourself, alone in your home office, just isn’t happening.EpicSpaces, which just opened its doors at the Playhouse Plaza on the corner of Colorado Blvd. and El Molino in Pasadena, is seeking to solve those issues, and help give birth to new business ideas, new business partners and new businesses, all in the same place.As co-founder and former hotel developer Dennis Constanzo, explained, “Several years ago I started studying the idea of ‘co-working,’ which was on the cusp of developing into a major segment of the office industry that provides temporary offices and workspaces. The real revolution that was occurring was that freelancers were demanding a much better environment. The rebellion was against Executive Suites which were in the habit of cocooning people, who ended up by themselves and feeling alone and lonely. The single practitioner of a business, simply did not have any interplay with anyone else.”Sort of like working at home. “Déjà vu all over again”.“Here at EpicSpaces,” he continued, “We have no hall space. It’s wide open. We have a general area, we have work areas that are collaborative and dedicated. And as part of our design, we have the exterior shell that is populated by offices which are translucent to the outdoor area. (They share that same natural light!)“Our backyard, (the luxurious open patio area to the rear of the building), is a major part of our humanistic approach to the workplace and as a result it is environmentally conducive for work and in the end, that is what makes it collaborative.”According to Constanzo, it’s the interplay and camaraderie that so many new single-partnership startups lack.“It’s a lot more fun as you collaborate with an attorney or an accountant or an app designer or a person that designs a website,” he told Pasadena Now. “You’re able to talk to these people informally, you’re able to get information from them, you’re able to leverage their knowledge, your productivity shoots up. And that’s at the heart of EpicSpaces.Part of the trick is what Constanzo calls “Creative Intersections,” a core EpicSpaces dynamic.“In other words,” he says, “If we create intersections with people by the design of our space, where an accountant talks to an attorney by literally walking into him, then there’s some creativity that’s going to come out of it. And with that more productivity. And it’s fun! It’s fun to talk to intelligent people that know a lot more than you do about their subject matter. And then you start to figure it out for yourself.”For those who want the convenience and amenities of an office space, but don’t want all the rah-rah and water cooler chat (is there still such a thing?), there are 29 private office spaces as well.Need a little more privacy than that? EpicSpaces also has two small nooks built into two spots that Constanzo calls “Cones of Silence,” where you can really discuss numbers, or anything else you don’t anyone to hear. Take your phone or laptop in there and know what your Dad or your Grandfather (or Clark Kent, for that matter) really felt like.EpicSpaces also differs from traditional office rental businesses in a few other ways, as well, Constanzo explained.“We’re a little bit more lenient,” he said. “We have a month to month memberships, if you like. So if you want an office on a month to month basis, you can come here. You don’t have to have a minimum of six months. Our price structure is on a month to month, three months, six months and 12 months. If you want longer term, we’re open to those. And there is 24/7 access as well.”“We have a kitchen, we have mail service, we have conference rooms, we have lounges, we have photocopying available, we have secretarial services if you like. So we have a group of services that could enhance your office experience. We have a menu of choices that you can select from, ala carte.”And they have, flat out, the fastest internet in Pasadena. It downloads at 1 GB per second. Reason enough to work here.“We offer a professional “let your hair down” temporary office or workspace solution, in an extraordinary environment” said Constanzo. “That’s the heart and soul of it. All the other amenities just add to that experience, which results into higher productivity for you and your business.”Get a free “Day Pass” valued at $30 if you call EpicSpaces and let them know you heard about them by reading Pasadena Now!EpicSpaces is at 680 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena. 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A tutor has been the subject of a formal investigation after a student made a claim of harassment at the end of last term.The student from St. Benet’s Hall, who Cherwell has decided not to name, made a formal complaint about Father Bernard Green, who is a fellow and tutor in Theology, as well as being the chaplain and in charge of student welfare at the Hall.The complaint related to an incident that took place at the JCR’s picnic in Port Meadow during 7th week of Trinity term 2005, and was supported by other students. Father Green has since apologised and will continue with his normal duties this term.Father Leo Chamberlain, Master of St. Benet’s Hall, confirmed that “a complaint about harassment at the picnic was made on Thursday 9 June 2005 and investigated immediately” adding, “the Proctors were informed at an early stage”.“A panel was convened in line with procedures usual in the University. It had three members, two unconnected with the Hall and the third a non-tutorial fellow,” he said.“Procedures of this kind are always pursued maintaining the rights of all concerned to confidentiality. The matter has been settled and there are no changes in personnel or duties consequent upon it.”He added, “No other complaints have been made against Father Bernard to my knowledge while he has been at the University and nothing is held on file.”Father Bernard Green said, “The incident … was dealt with in a process that is now completed. Everyone has accepted its outcome but as it was a confidential process there is no more that I can say.”The student who made the complaint did not wish to comment on the investigation.Further investigations made by Cherwell have found that Father Green pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting a 13 year old student in 1996 while he was employed at Ampleforth College. At the time he was a housemaster and, after fully cooperating with an investigation by the local police and social services, he was sentenced to two years’ probation and 50 hours’ community service.A statement released in 1996 said, “Father Bernard will remain a Benedictine monk under the direct authority of the Abbot of Ampleforth. The Abbot will ensure that in future his work will not include any contact with or responsibility for children.”A spokesman for Ampleforth at the time added, “Father Bernard, in the light of his repentance and co-operation, will continue to live as a monk. Following the provisions of Church Law, any future exercise of his priesthood will be subject to canonical restrictions imposed by the Abbot of Ampleforth in Council. The restrictions will be designed to avoid any further problems with the young.”Father Bernard left Ampleforth in 1998, the same year that he became a member of St. Benet’s Hall where he finished his D.Phil before taking up teaching responsibilities.The Hall has direct links to Ampleforth, and was originally founded as a Catholic house for the monks of Ampleforth’s abbey by an ex-headmaster of the college, Edmund Matthews.Father Chamberlain was appointed headmaster of Ampleforth in 1992, and retired in 2003 before being appointed Master of St. Benet’s in 2004. The hall’s current tutor in Philosophy, Joseph Shaw, is also an Old Amplefordian.Students at St. Benet’s have expressed a mixture of anxiety and support regarding Father Green’s current situation. Separate to the investigation, St. Benet’s JCR Treasurer Nick Hanson wrote to the Master of the Hall to express concern and support the student who had initiated the complaint. He later met with Chamberlain and has since said that he is completely happy about the situation.One undergraduate at St. Benet’s said that the Hall’s authorities had contacted a number of people by e-mail. The undergraduate said the correspondence had enquired as to whether anyone had strong opinions either way about Father Green remaining at the Hall.He continued to say, “Those who did reply to the email focused very much on Bernard’s success and high regard within the University rather than condoning his very unfortunate actions … nobody at Benet’s would have done that.”“Leo was trying to gauge the general feeling, as one would expect, but if a handful of people had been significantly upset with Bernard sticking around there could not have been any other option for him but to leave,” but added that “it obviously couldn’t have been the case.”Finn Carew, a third year Theology student at St. Benet’s, who is taught by Father Green, said he fully supported his tutor and that it was a “private matter that neither he nor the hall wanted publicised.”Carew said, “It was dealt with internally and an investigation was carried out, and was not something that was taken lightly. But the outcome was that it was not considered serious enough for him to be sent away.”“Father Bernard is a sensitive man, it has been very difficult for him and he is under massive stress. He is a very very good tutor, an incredibly professional, loving, gentle and kind man.”Andy Grant, St. Benet’s JCR President, also supported Father Bernard and said, “Father Bernard is a very well respected member of the hall, as well as the University.”He concluded, “The investigation has been dealt with appropriately”.Although the Proctors and the University do not comment on individual cases, a spokesperson said that employers only have a legal requirement to carry out a police check via the Criminal Records Bureau and sex offenders register when employing staff who work with children or other vulnerable members of society, and that it does not simply allow employers the privilege of a “blanket check”.ARCHIVE: 0th week MT 2005 read more