PHOTOS: Houston moving up and outThis is Gulf Freeway construction near Telephone Road in late 1948. Things would get a little more complicated in the decades to come.See more cool construction photos from Houston's history... less PHOTOS: Houston moving up and out This is Gulf Freeway construction near Telephone Road in late 1948. Things would get a little more complicated in the decades to come. See more cool construction photos from ... more Photo: Paul Seals/Houston Chronicle Photo: Paul Seals/Houston Chronicle Image 1 of / 168 Caption Close Image 1 of 168 PHOTOS: Houston moving up and outThis is Gulf Freeway construction near Telephone Road in late 1948. Things would get a little more complicated in the decades to come.See more cool construction photos from Houston's history... less … [Read more...] about See what some of Houston’s favorite buildings, landmarks looked like while under construction
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Photo: PRWeb Photo: PRWeb Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: PRWeb Smith Relocates Its Shanghai Office 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Smith’s Shanghai office has moved to a larger and more centrally located space downtown HOUSTON (PRWEB) December 04, 2019 Smith, a global distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, today announces the relocation of its Shanghai office. The office’s new location positions Smith in the heart of Shanghai’s central business district – the world’s most populous urban area and a global hub for transportation, finance, and innovation. Since opening in 2004, Smith’s Shanghai office has more than tripled in staff size and built long-lasting relationships with customers near and … [Read more...] about Smith Relocates Its Shanghai Office
PEABODY, MA — A boat that a Peabody man started building in the backyard of his Lowell Street home in 1984 was scheduled to launch Wednesday morning. Crews spent most of the day Monday prepping the boat for its move to Pope's Landing in Danvers, where the new owner will prepare it to sail to Florida. Once in Florida, the work Wilson J. Lobao Jr. didn't get to complete before he died in 2017 will be finished. In August 2018, Lisa Hanselman, Lobao's daughter-in-law, contacted Patch and told us about the family's attempt to honor her father-in-law, who many knew only as "The Boatbuilder of Lowell Street." The family sold Lobao's home, starting the clock on a contingency in the sales agreement that the boat would be removed from the property within a year. Since then, the family has been looking for someone to complete work on the boat so it could set sail. The first person who agreed to complete work on the 45-foot Roger Simpson Liahona Trimaran fell through in May, seemingly … [Read more...] about After 35 Years, Peabody Man’s Boat Heading For Water
TORONTO - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will lay out his legislative agenda for his second term on Thursday when Canada's Parliament reopens in Ottawa. In a ceremony steeped in age-old traditions and pageantry, Governor General Julie Payette, the representative of Queen Elizabeth in Canada, will read the Speech from the Throne, which is written by the prime minister and details his government's priorities. Whether he can deliver on any of them is a different question. Voters dealt a rebuke to the telegenic Liberal Party leader in October's federal election, leaving his party 13 seats short of a majority and reliant on the backing of opposition parties to pass bills. Trudeau has ruled out a formal coalition, opting instead to marshal support from his political rivals on a case-by-case basis. Chief among the challenges confronting the prime minister will be to quell a growing sense of alienation in Canada's oil-producing prairie provinces fueled by opposition to Trudeau's … [Read more...] about Trudeau to lay out priorities for a second term as Canada’s Parliament reconvenes
The three music teachers — armed with a violin, a guitar and a drum — are ready for class. But the elementary school students jump around the room, screaming and laughing.“Quiet! Stand up straight!” one teacher shouts.“OK,” another says. “Who remembers this song? Leticia — silence! Kenji, come on, we’re gonna make music.”The scene plays out at a school in Tokyo’s industrial hinterland, but all the chatter is in Portuguese. The students and teachers are Brazilian, and the music includes samba and bossa nova. Advertisement The class is part of a project called “Music Without Borders,” the brainchild of Rafael Kinoshita, a 35-year-old Brazilian who endured a difficult childhood here as an outsider and believes music can help spare his students from that kind of distress.Japan has long considered itself the unique homeland of a single race: the Japanese. But when the economy faced an industrial labor shortage … [Read more...] about Brazilian immigrants have it hard in Japan. Can music be a solution?