History[ edit ] The Japanese diplomatic uniform inwith its distinctive paulownia embroidery Up until the 18th centurydiplomats who usually belonged to the high nobility wore their own court clothing to solemn occasions. Diplomatic uniforms were first introduced by France in and widely adopted by other European states around in the course of administrative reforms undertaken as a response to the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. In several countries, diplomatic uniforms were among the first civilian uniforms to be adopted. Apart from saving diplomats who now increasingly were not independently wealthy the expense of maintaining a full court wardrobe, diplomatic uniforms served to emphasize the importance of the office and to deemphasize the person of its holder.
A statement from China's State Council Sundaysays new guidelines on urban planning will forbid the construction of "bizarre" and "odd-shaped" buildings that are devoid of character or cultural heritage. Instead, the directive calls for buildings that are "economic, green and beautiful.
It has been nicknamed "big pants" by locals, for its resemblance to trousers. The golden People's Daily headquarters has also been made fun of.
Midway through construction, a doctored photo of the phallic building superimposed under the CCTV's "pants" went viral. Spaceship, teapot How China saved Europe's jobless architects Other eye-catching buildings include an exhibition center in the shape of the tea pot, while one company built its corporate headquarters i n the shape of the Starship Enterprise -- the legendary spaceship from the Star Trek TV and movie franchise.
The document said "bizarre architecture" that isn't "economical, functional, aesthetically pleasing or environmentally friendly" would be banned although it didn't detail how those criteria would be assessed.
The enduring appeal of an ancient Chinese building technique James Shen, one of the founders of People's Architecture Office in Beijing, says prefabricated structures could help the country ensure quality and lower housing costs.
His design office has constructed IKEA-like prefabricated structures, that help modernize traditional courtyard homes in the city. More oversight in the building industry and increased efficiency in production could help. These residential housing estates that strictly control public access have sprung up in China as incomes have risen.
Those already in existence will gradually be opened up to pedestrians and traffic, the document said. Here's how to stop everything looking the same Creative with constraints The new directive appears to be a way of formalizing construction rules that have been in the making for some time.
In October ofPresident Xi Jinping called for less ostentatious buildings in China's skylines, according to state media. Should China move its historic monuments? And later that year, the vice-mayor of Beijing said the municipal government would be taking a more hands on approach to regulate buildings' size, style, color, and materials.
Endless building production has happened with little social responsibility.
Calls to that ministry went unanswered.9-year-old is allergic to her uniform, so her mom found her panda onesie to wear instead.
A 9-year-old in England has to wear a onesie to school instead of her uniform to avoid triggering a life. Nonetheless, if women must be in the workforce for the sake of requiring dual incomes, the least they can do is enter a profession where they are just as fully capable as men in performance standards, and where they are close to guaranteed to be coming home safely to their boyfriend, husband, and/or children every night..
Being a police officer is not one of those professions.
At least 40 secondary schools in England have banned girls from wearing skirts, an analysis of uniform policies across the country reveals. Further schools are also considering the move to gender. Uniforms should be banned as it is a waste of money. After wearing that uniform for a year or so you can't wear it and you would have to throw it .
Well there ya go!
only 66 tickets issued in a year! there’s the problem!
the police dont enforce it or just plain ignore it! they need tougher laws on this including police officers with their laptops, cell phones and other electronic devices that they use while trying to operate a motor vehicle. When answering the question of whether or not something should be banned, we must look at the what is being lost in the world of the stakeholders while that action or thing is still being permitted.