New Hampshire Architect Chairs Jury for Two Prestigious AIA Awards

first_imgM. Hunter Ulf, AIA, recently chaired a jury of six architects in Washington, D.C. to select the recipients for the two highest honors bestowed by the national American Institute of Architects (AIA) Board of Directors – the Gold Medal Award and the Architecture Firm Award. The Gold Medal Award is given to an individual in recognition of significant work with lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture. The Architecture Firm Award is conferred upon an architecture firm for consistently producing distinguished architecture. In the past 96 years, the Gold Medal Award has been granted to only 60 individuals, and since 1962, the Architecture Firm Award has been awarded on an annual basis (with the exception of two years when no awards were made).M. Hunter Ulf, President of UK Architects, P.C., in Hanover, NH, and a Director on the national AIA Board, had the privilege of chairing the Gold Medal/Firm Award Advisory Jury for preliminary selection of the 2004 awards. Nominees for these awards undergo a rigorous submission and review process before being selected as finalists by the Jury. The Gold Medal has been awarded to such renowned architects as Henry Bacon, who designed the Lincoln Memorial and the Reflecting Pool in Washington, DC, and Frank Lloyd Wright. In 2003, the Architecture Firm Award was granted to the Miller|Hull Partnership, which played a large part in creating the “Pacific Northwest” style.M. Hunter Ulf, AIA, and Christopher P. Kennedy, AIA, are the founding principals of UK Architects, P.C., Hanover, NH, providing excellence in architectural services, solutions, and customer satisfaction since 1992. Ulf and Kennedy are licensed in all New England states (but Rhode Island), plus Colorado, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC. Mr. Ulf resides in Pomfret, Vermont.###last_img read more

Astros’ Yuli Gurriel suspended five games in 2018, won’t miss World Series

first_img MLB’s 2018 suspension against Astros’ Yuli Gurriel gets negative reaction on social media HOUSTON — Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel will be suspended five games without pay in 2018 for making a racist gesture and remark toward Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish in Friday’s Game 3 of the World Series, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Saturday.After hitting a home run against Darvish in Game 2, Gurriel was caught on camera saying the word Chinito – Spanish slang for a person of Asian descent – and pressing his fingers against his eyes. Darvish, who was born in Japan, said the action was disrespectful to people “all around the world.”Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Whicker: MLB does the wise thing in Yuli Gurriel case In announcing the suspension, the commissioner offered four reasons why Gurriel would not be forced to miss any time for the remainder of the World Series.“First of all, I felt it was important that the suspension carried with it the penalty of lost salary,” Manfred said. “Secondly, I felt it was unfair to punish the other 24 players on the Astros’ roster. I wanted the burden of this discipline to fall primarily on the wrongdoer. Thirdly, I was impressed in my conversation with Yu Darvish by his desire to move forward, and I felt that moving this suspension to the beginning of the season would help in that regard. Manfred declined “to characterize the conversations with the union, beyond the notion that the union was supportive of the general proposition that this type of behavior was not appropriate in our game.”Gurriel, 33, was born in Cuba. This is his first season of professional baseball in the United States. He spent a portion of the 2014 season playing in Japan, and said that his actions were in part motivated by his lack of success against Darvish and other Japanese pitchers.But Gurriel reiterated in a private meeting with Manfred that he intended no disrespect – comments that he echoed through an interpreter after Friday’s game.“Mr. Gurriel to his credit quickly realized that his behavior was wrong,” Manfred said. “He expressed remorse. I met with him today. He reiterated that remorse, and he assured me that he will be offering a private apology to Mr. Darvish.”Darvish wrote on his Twitter account that “I believe we should put our effort into learning rather than to accuse (Gurriel). If we can take something from this, that is a giant step for mankind.”MLB has suspended players for anti-gay slurs in recent years: Matt Joyce and Kevin Pillar received two-game suspensions this season, and Yunel Escobar received a three-game suspension in 2012.But this combination of a racial pejorative and an insulting gesture was new, at least for this decade and this commissioner. Manfred said he decided to go beyond the precedent established by the earlier suspensions “as a statement of our disapproval of this behavior.”Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who was born to a Japanese mother and an African-American father, said he had no issue with Gurriel’s suspension waiting until next season.“I just really don’t want to take the focus off this series,” Roberts said. “Major League Baseball handled it the way they felt was appropriate. We support it and we’re trying to move on.“I don’t want any asterisks with him not being in there. I want the best team to win and to have it decided by the 25 players they have on the roster.”Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow said in a written statement that Gurriel’s forfeited salary will be donated “to the Astros Foundation and to a charity directly supporting diversity efforts.” “Last, when I originally began thinking about the discipline, I thought that delaying the suspension would allow the player the opportunity to exercise his rights under the grievance procedure. It now appears, and I have every expectation, that he will not be exercising those rights.”Gurriel will also be forced to undergo sensitivity training in the offseason, Manfred said. Had he been suspended immediately, Gurriel would have had the right under baseball’s Collective Bargaining Agreement to appeal the suspension and play during the World Series in the meantime. Video: Is Astros’ Yuli Gurriel making racist gesture about Dodgers’ Yu Darvish? Astros’ Yuli Gurriel apologizes for racist gesture after homer off Dodgers’ Yu Darvish last_img read more

Wednesday: Decision on Finalists of Cup of B&H

first_img(Source: Fena) The matches of the half-finals of the football Cup of Bosnia-Herzegovina will be played on Wednesday.Defending champions Široki Brijeg at will meet with Čelik. Široki Brijeg will try to make up the backlog of two goals from the first match in Zenica and to try to win for the third time, the finals of the most massive club competition in Bosnia-Herzegovina..In the second match, Zrinjski and Sarajevo will meet in Mostar. The first match in Sarajevo ended without goals.The match schedule:18.00 Zrinjski – Sarajevo (first match 0:0)19.00 Široki Brijeg – Čelik (0:2)last_img read more

CONFIRMED: Claude Puel sacked as Southampton manager

first_imgSouthampton have sacked manager Claude Puel, the Premier League club have announced.The Frenchman took over at St Mary’s last summer and guided Saints to the EFL Cup final, where they lost to Manchester United, and an eighth-placed finish in last season’s Premier League.But the board has opted to make a change, dismissing the former Lyon and Nice boss. A statement from Southampton said the club had “terminated the contract of Claude Puel with immediate effect”.It continued: “Everyone at Southampton would like to express our thanks to Claude for his hard work and commitment this year.“The highlight of the season was a memorable day at Wembley in the EFL Cup final, a day our fans will always treasure. We wish Claude well for the future.“The search for a new management team is under way.“We are confident that we will find the right fit in line with the long term vision of the club.”Despite the positivity around Southampton’s Wembley appearance in February, they lost 16 league games to slip to eighth after Ronald Koeman had delivered sixth place before moving to Everton.The south-coast side also suffered early exits from both the FA Cup and the Europa League.Come the final game of the season, a 1-0 home defeat to Stoke, Saints fans appeared to have turned against Puel, chanting “You don’t know what you’re doing” and booing the Castres-born tactician.Rumours of player unrest have continued into the summer and, on the day which saw the 2017-18 fixtures released, Puel has departed Hampshire just 12 months into a two-year contract.Former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel, Premier League-winning Italian Claudio Ranieri and recent Alaves coach Mauricio Pellegrino have been linked with Saints, while Reading’s Jaap Stam is another reported contender after guiding the Royals to the Sky Bet Championship play-off final. The French boss departs St Mary’s after a single season 1last_img read more

HARPS CRASH TO DEFEAT AT LONGFORD

first_imgFINN HARPS have lost again in the League – going down 3-2 to Longford Town on Saturday afternoon.And for the small Harps following it was a huge disappointment as the Donegal side gave a good account of themselves and certainly deserved a draw.Harps in fact led at half-time thanks to a Keith Cowen goal in the third minute. Mark Salmon would go on to write all the headlines in the second half, the Longford Town man scoring twice and then being sent off.He levelled the game from the penalty spot in the 57th minute before team-mate Don Cowan put the home side ahead in the 72nd minute.Harps came storming back into the game and grabbed a superb equaliser through Kevin McHugh just three minutes later.But that man Salmon popped up another three minutes later in the 78th minute to seal the points for the home side. His role in the game was not over however – he was sent off for a cynical challenge deep into injury time as Harps pressed for an equaliser.HARPS CRASH TO DEFEAT AT LONGFORD was last modified: July 9th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:finn harpslast_img read more

WIN A FREE PASS TO D’MOVIES AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS!

first_imgFancy going to the movies for FREE? To celebrate that tickets are now on sale for Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie which opens on June 27th,  Eclipse Cinemas in Lifford are giving away a free pass for two to any movie.Simply answer this question. Question: What date does Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie open in Cinemas ?Email answer to info@eclipsecinemas.com WIN A FREE PASS TO D’MOVIES AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS! was last modified: June 18th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:competitionEclipse Cinemaslast_img read more