One Canada Square is a skyscraper in Canary Wharf, London. It is the second tallest building in the United Kingdom at 770 feet above ground level containing 50 storeys. One Canada Square was designed by Cesar Pelli with Frederick Gibberd Coombes; the design and shape are based on earlier precedents buildings that include Brookfield Place and Elizabeth Tower. The building is clad with durable stainless steel. One of the predominant features of the building is the pyramid roof, which contains a flashing aircraft warning light, a rare feature for buildings in the United Kingdom; the distinctive pyramid pinnacle is 800 feet above sea level. One Canada Square is used for offices, though there are some retail units on the lower ground floor. There is no observation floor, it is a prestigious location for offices and as of October 2017 was 100 %. The building is recognised as a London landmark, it has gained much attention through film and other media as one of the tallest buildings in the United Kingdom.
The original plans for a business district on Canary Wharf came from G Ware Travelstead. He proposed three 260 m towers. Travelstead was unable to fund the project, so the plans were sold to Olympia & York in 1987. Olympia & York grouped all three towers into an area known as Docklands Square, the main tower was designated DS7 during planning. Docklands Square was renamed Winston Square before being renamed as Canada Square; the architects chosen to design One Canada Square were Cesar Pelli & Associates, Adamson Associates, Frederick Gibberd Coombes & Partners. They designed the tower with a similar shape to 200 Vesey Street, New York City, developed by Olympia & York and designed by Argentine architect Cesar Pelli; the shape was made reminiscent of "Big Ben". Olympia & York wanted to clad One Canada Square in stone, just like the Brookfield Place buildings, but the architects first wanted to use aluminium for its low density, before insisting on steel to reflect Britain's heritage as an industrial nation.
The final steel clad chosen was Patten Hyclad Cambric-finish stainless-steel. Commenting on the reason for choosing steel for the clad: "We studied the cladding material and chose stainless steel with a linen finish because it seemed to fit the atmosphere of London." —Cesar Pelli, architect One Canada Square was designed to be 864 feet high at 55 storeys, but that penetrated the permitted projection height of the flight obstruction area of the airport approach district to London City Airport, but this was extended to a height of 30 feet above kerb level in consideration of the fact that One Canada Square was on the external zone of the airport approach. To comply with air traffic safety regulations, the architects took five floors off the tower; the final height of 824 feet was permitted, the developers would have had to dismantle what was necessary to fit the height restriction. After losing five floors, Olympia & York insisted the other floors had to make up the lost floor space by increasing mass to the remaining floor space which created a tower, not as slim as Pelli desired.
Pelli and the other architects proposed alternatives, such as building more floors below ground and creating an extension of the tower into Docklands Square, which were similar ideas based upon previous Olympia & York buildings, though the ideas were rejected as it did not fit the basis of prime office space. The design of the tower received a fair share of criticism. According to Cesar Pelli, the most damaging criticism came from Prince Charles, who said on national television, "I would go mad if I had to work in a place like that". Other criticisms came from former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who said that the building was "not quite stunning". Construction on the tower began in 1988. Construction was given to Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons in association with Ellis Don of Toronto, but they were slow at building the tower due to building workers going on strike in the summer of 1989, so Lehrer McGovern took over. Lehrer McGovern contracted out most of the work to Balfour Beatty because the Canary Wharf Tower was a difficult building to build.
In total, about 27,500 metric tonnes of British steel and 500,000 bolts were used during construction. Construction involved building a huge cofferdam to seal construction from water, it involved driving 222 piles into the ground at 23 metres deep. A 4-metre thick concrete raft was sunk into the dock to act as anchor. By June 1990, the tower had overtaken Tower 42. On 8 November 1990, the tower was topped out when the top piece of the pyramid roof was put in place by crane; the celebration was attended by recognised engineers and political leaders. Amongst them were César Pelli, Brian Mulroney, Peter Rice, Man-Chung Tang, Margaret Thatcher. Paul Reichmann, the owner of Olympia & York gave credit to Pelli for his building design as "this inauguration symbolises the spirit with which buildings can be achieved". Margaret Thatcher told the distinguished audience that the tower can become a "national recognised landmark". In August 1991, One Canada Square was open for business, his Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh opened One Canada Square on the morning of 26 August 1991, unveiled a commemorative plaque at the entrance to the building.
Hundreds of construction workers attended the opening ceremony. The Duke of Edinburgh addressed some 800 invited guests, many of whom had been involved in the project, he spoke of the "large, airy space an
Tehatta I is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Tehatta subdivision of Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Tehatta is located at 23°43′21″N 88°31′39″E. At Tehatta Tehatta I CD Block is bounded by Naoda, in Murshidabad district, Karimpur II CD Block, in the north, Gangni Upazila, Meherpur Sadar Upazila and Mujibnagar Upazila of Meherpur District of Bangladesh in the east, Chapra CD Block in the south and Tehatta II CD Block in the west. Nadia district is alluvial plains lying to the east of Hooghly River, locally known as Bhagirathi; the alluvial plains are cut across by such distributaries as Jalangi and Ichhamati. With these rivers getting silted up, floods are a recurring feature. Tehatta I CD Block has an area of 249.55 km2. It has 1 panchayat samity, 11 gram panchayats, 185 gram sansads, 62 mouzas and 55 inhabited villages. Tehatta police station serves this block. Headquarters of this CD Block is at Tehatta. Gram panchayats of Tehatta I block/ panchayat samiti are: Betai I, Betai II, Chitka, Natna, Patharghata I, Patharghata II, Raghunathpur and Tehatta.
As per the 2011 Census of India, Tehatta I CD Block had a total population of 244,322, all of which were rural. There were 118,447 females; the population 6 years was 24,827. Scheduled Castes numbered 85,294 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 4,481; as per the 2001 census, Tehatta I block had a total population 217,541, out of which 111,673 were males and 105,868 were females. Tehatta I block registered a population growth of 16.87 per cent during the 1991-2001 decade. Decadal growth for the district was 19.51 per cent. Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent. Large villages in Tehatta I CD Block were: Dhopahat, Khaspu, Nischintapur, Fatepur, Rajapur, Mrigi,Kamalesh, Haripur, Betai, Betai Jitpur, Jitpur, Natna, Taranipur and Pathar Ghata. Other villages in Tehatta I CD Block include: Raghunathpur; as per the 2011 census, the total number of literates in Tehatta I CD Block was 155,228 out of which males numbered 83,454 and females numbered 71,774. The gender disparity was 6.14%. See – List of West Bengal districts ranked by literacy rate Bengali is the local language in these areas.
In the 2011 census Hindus numbered 168,455 and formed 68.95% of the population in Tehatta I CD Block. Muslims formed 29.21 % of the population. Christians formed 1.78 % of the population. Others formed 0.06 % of the population. In the 2001 census Hindus numbered 220,357 and formed 62.67% of the combined population of Tehatta I and Tehatta II CD Blocks. Muslims numbered 127,045 and formed 36.13% of the combined population. In the 1991 census Hindus numbered 184,404 and formed 61.30% of the combined population of Tehatta I and Tehatta II CD Blocks. Muslims formed 37.49 % of the combined population. The District Human Development Report for Nadia has provided a CD Block-wise data table for Modified Human Vulnerability Index of the district. Tehatta I CD Block registered 32.71 on the MHPI scale. The CD Block-wise mean MHVI was estimated at 33.92. A total of 8 out of the 17 CD Blocks in Nadia district were found to be deprived when measured against the CD Block mean MHVI - Karimpur I and Karimpur II, Nakashipara, Krishnanagar I and Nabadwip and Santipur appear to be backward.
In Tehatta I CD Block in 2011, amongst the class of total workers, cultivators formed 26.84%, agricultural labourers 42.67%, household industry workers 5.06% and other workers 25.43%. The southern part of Nadia district starting from Krishnanagar I down to Chakdaha and Haringhata has some urban pockets specialising in either manufacturing or service related economic activity and has reflected a comparatively higher concentration of population but the urban population has stagnated. Nadia district still has a large chunk of people living in the rural areas. There are 55 inhabited villages in Tehatta I CD Block. 100 % villages have drinking water supply. 16 Villages have post offices. 55 villages have telephones. 44 villages have a pucca approach road and 40 villages have transport communication. 15 villages have agricultural credit societies and 9 villages have banks. It should, however, be noted that although 100% villages in Nadia district had power supply in 2011, a survey in 2007-08 revealed that less than 50% of households had electricity connection.
In rural areas of the country, the tube well was for many years considered to be the provider of safe drinking water, but with arsenic contamination of ground water claiming public attention it is no longer so. Piped water supply is still a distant dream. In 2007-08, the availability of piped drinking water in Nadia district was as low as 8.6%, well below the state average of around 20%. Although the Bargadari Act of 1950 recognised the rights of bargadars to a higher
Ys Seven is an action role-playing video game developed by Nihon Falcom and the seventh installment in the Ys video game series. It was released in Japan during 2009 for the Sony PlayStation Portable and was released by XSEED Games in North America on August 17, 2010, in Europe on November 3, 2010 and in Australia on February 20, 2013; the game was released for Microsoft Windows in China on June 20, 2012, worldwide on Steam in August 2017. Adol and Dogi reach the Capital of Altago in an attempt to find more adventure. While exploring the town, they get into trouble trying to save two sisters who were being harassed by the local Dragon Knights, the army force of Altago, they are thrown into the cells but thanks to their reputation as adventurers, they get a request from the king to help him investigate some strange earthquakes going on as his men have not been able to find anything. On their way, they find out the Five Dragons are awakening once again to prevent a great catastrophe, lending their power to Adol to help stop it.
In previous Ys titles, players had to switch between elemental weapons to damage monsters and bosses. In this game, weapon types are used to determine whether damage is minimized. Slashing weapons deal enhanced damage to soft enemies. Striking weapons deal enhanced damage to armored enemies. Piercing weapons agile enemies. If an enemy is weak against one weapon type, it will take an insignificant amount of damage from attacks that do not match that weakness. There are enemies that are not weak or strong against any weapon types, so all weapons can deal significant amounts of damage from any weapon type. A party can have up to three characters in it with the player controlling one of them; the two other members are controlled by the AI while in combat and it is possible to set how they attack. All playable characters except for Adol must use weapons that fit a damage type assigned to that character, while Adol can use swords which are assigned any one of the three weapon types. For example, Dogi can only use punching weapons.
Hitting enemies with charged attacks fills a skill point meter that allows characters to perform skills. Skills are taught by using different weapons, are permanently learned by using those skills enough, allowing the skill to be used with any weapon the character uses. Further use of a skill allows the user to enhance the skill. There is an extra meter that when filled, allows the character the player controls to perform a super attack. Landing finishing blows with skills is the normal way to fill the extra meter. Players can parry attacks in order to reduce damage. If the player attempts to parry at the same time or shortly before a hit in an attack connects, that hit in the attack is nullified, the SP and extra meters are filled, all attacks from the player temporarily are guaranteed to be critical attacks; this is known as a flash guard. Attempting to parry with the wrong timing will result in the player taking a critical hit. Soundtrack releases for Ys SEVEN include: Ys VII: Original Sound Track: The complete soundtrack to Ys VII.
Ys SEVEN Musical Selections: A compilation of 27 songs from the game, released by Xseed Games with the Limited Edition version of the North American release. The game received positive reviews. Ryan Clements from IGN has praised the game's skill and battle system, calling it "unlike any JRPG I've played in recent memory. More surprising are the game's boss encounters, which require extreme focus to beat." He noted that the music is "very enjoyable" and that, while the story is simple, the sincerity "keeps it from being boring". Still, he criticized the need to backtrack to the "modest" graphics. RPGamer awarded Ys Seven "Best PSP RPG of 2010". RPGFan named it "Overall Best RPG of E3". Official website