Translucence House / Fougeron Architecture

first_img Structural Engineering: Landscape: Houses Clients:Ligaya Tichy & Russel Simmons, Ligaya Tichy, Russel SimmonsColorist:Colour StudioCity:San FranciscoCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joe FletcherRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsFastmount®Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at ‘Sandboxes’ HouseWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. This renovation and addition unravels a chapter of ill-considered renovations to create an urban retreat for a young family on a remarkable site. By re-using more than half of the original structure and improving the home’s environmental performance, the project also minimizes the 4000 SF home’s embodied carbon and ongoing carbon footprint.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherThe double-wide lot sits atop a bluff and next to a community garden, making for a rare condition in the heart of the city: a large, secluded site, overlooking the city and the bay. The site was filled and leveled in the early 1960’s to accommodate the original house and pool, the scene of legendary parties. Renovations by a subsequent owner led to a messy collection of rooms out of sync with the flow of daily lifeSave this picture!© Joe FletcherThe design brings clarity and openness to the home by taking an almost surgical approach, retaining essential structural elements while introducing new features. A series of interventions break apart the existing box, rewriting the relationships and connections between rooms. Glass and natural light both diffuse and hold together the composition, defining scenes throughout the house that explore perceptions of inside/outside, private/public, and light/dark as well as materiality.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherThe most visible intervention is the insertion of an all-glass pavilion enclosing a dining and family room. Neither completely indoors nor outdoors, this volume reaches into the rear yard to engage sweeping views of the bay and East Bay hills beyond. Trellis of aluminum and wood shade the space without encumbering the sense of expansiveness.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherAn existing two-story volume–once dominated by a bulky staircase–is opened up to create a more befitting entry way and a flexible lounge for the home. A brown-glass stair and bridge float within this space connecting levels and rooms, and adding a dimension of light and color. The brown glass, which evokes the modern-era origins of the home, shifts from solid to transparent with the changing light each day. Around this lounge extend two wings of living space: an open kitchen anchors the dining/living pavilion on one side while a guest room and child’s play room sit opposite.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherThe upper floor is expanded and refined. The master suite is reimagined as a singular, light-filled volume extending the full depth of the floor to the outdoors. A curved glass shower pushes beyond the envelope of the house and into the screened front balcony—a secretly provocative gesture to the street below. In this space in particular the play of privacy and views, light and shadow, recall California’s Light and Space art movement to which the design pays homage.Throughout the house curved forms and playful elements—including a child’s fire pole connecting the two floors—counter the home’s rectilinear form. Finally, a front facade composed vertical and horizontal wood boards and slats, echoes the trellises and partitions, tying together the home’s public and private expressions and replacing an opaque street presence with a wood screen activated by shifting light from day to night.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherProject gallerySee allShow lessThe House of Shmerling St. / Muhlbauer ArchitectsSelected ProjectsPavilion Yap Constructo 8 La Luz del Cochayuyo / Domingo Arancibia TagleSelected Projects Share CopyHouses, Renovation, House Interiors•San Francisco, United States ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Translucence House / Fougeron Architecture Anne Fougeron Projects Photographs:  Joe Fletcher Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Dornbracht, Vibia, Alki, Arper, B&B Italia, Bulthaup, Cassina, Classicon, Electrolux, Extremis, Flos, Gaggenau, Glas Italia, Kartell, LEMA, Miele, Minotti, Roche Bobois, Roll & Hill, +11Steelcase, Stickbulb, Berkley Mills, Filxfelt, Kyle Bunting, Leverone Design, Poul Kjaerholm, Stone Fleury, Summit Appliance, Trimble Navigation, West Elm CB2-11 Endres Studio Civil Engineering: Translucence House / Fougeron ArchitectureSave this projectSaveTranslucence House / Fougeron ArchitectureSave this picture!© Joe Fletcher+ 29Curated by María Francisca González Sharecenter_img “COPY” 2019 Contractor: Young and Burton Inc. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture Area:  4038 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs United States Lead Architects: Lea & Braze Engineering Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Fougeron Architecture Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

The Grand Appeal’s 2018 Gromit trail goes contactless

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 The Grand Appeal’s 2018 Gromit trail goes contactless  281 total views,  1 views today Interactive sculptures and contactless donation points are part of The Grand Appeal’s 2018 Gromit Unleashed 2 trail in Bristol, which launched yesterday (2 July): the first time they are believed to have been used in a charity arts trail.This is The Grand Appeal’s third sculpture trail, starring Gromit for the second time and joined by Wallace and Feathers McGraw. Gromit Unleashed 2 aims to showcase both Bristol’s engineering heritage and the city’s reputation as a creative and technological hub.Amazing GraceThe trail launched on 2 July, and continues until 2 September, with over 60 giant sculptures designed by artists, designers, innovators and local talent positioned in high footfall and iconic locations around Bristol and the surrounding area.Led by Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity The Grand Appeal, and in partnership with Aardman, Gromit Unleashed 2 has worked with Renishaw, Rolls-Royce and the University of Bristol to create three interactive sculptures: Renishaw’s Gromitronic, Rolls-Royce’s Gromjet, and the University’s A Grand Gromplication.The interactive Gromit sculptures: A Grand Gromplication, Gromjet, & GromitronicPayments solution provider Creditcall and Payter, the contactless payment terminal manufacturer, have installed 17 contactless donation points for free, together with the development of a new online donations portal and a charity of the year fundraising partnership. 17 out of 67 sculptures will be equipped with contactless payment points. Trail visitors will be able to donate £2, £5 or £10 to Bristol Children’s Hospital using credit and debit cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay.Contactless donation pointA Detect-O-Gromit 2 app is available to purchase from app stores on both iPhone and Android devices to help navigate the trail, while a map is also available from a number of locations. On the day of launch, the app was number one on the App Store. Melanie May | 3 July 2018 | News Tagged with: arts Events fundraising events South West  282 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 Gromit Unleashed 2 was announced early last year, and follows the Gromit Unleashed and Shaun in the City arts trails, which saw the Aardman characters raise over £6 million for Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal. This year, the event has also teamed up with game show The Crystal Maze, with a special sculpture ‘The Brystal Maze’, inspired by each of the four zones of The Crystal Maze: Medieval, Industrial, Aztec and Future.Brystal Maze Gromit with Richard Ayoade in Future ZoneNicola Masters, Director of The Grand Appeal said: “Gromit Unleashed 2 will be unlike any arts trail in the world, thanks to the support of our ‘trailblazing’ partners. We’re hugely grateful to Creditcall for its amazing support in helping to transform the donation experience for trail visitors. “The babies and children cared for by the expert teams at Bristol Children’s Hospital sit right at the heart of our popular arts trails, so we’re really excited to see the difference that contactless donations can make to our fundraising for them.” 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 read more

Indiana Agriculture Has Wins and Losses in General Assembly session

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Agriculture Has Wins and Losses in General Assembly session Facebook Twitter Indiana Agriculture Has Wins and Losses in General Assembly sessionRandy KronIndiana agriculture had some wins and losses in the just concluded session of the Indiana General Assembly. The big win was new funding for road and bridge repair. House Enrolled Act 1002 provides a framework for road funding that relies on user fees: increased fuel taxes, uniform registration fee increases, and the shift of the sales tax on gasoline to road funding.  “HEA 1002 is a truly historic bill,” stated Randy Kron, Indiana Farm Bureau President. “It provides $260 million this next year for local roads and bridges and over $6 billion in new money for state and local roads over the next seven years.” According to Kron, this was not an easy compromise, “No one wants to pay more taxes, and our General Assembly has shown that tax increases are not their way of normally doing business. In this instance, the tax increase was the responsible thing to do.”Justin SchneiderJustin Schneider, with INFB’s public policy team, told HAT the final package puts more funds in the hands of local governments to address local road and bridge issues, “It is going to be incumbent on local government to tackle the most pressing issues first and from a farmer’s standpoint that is going to be local bridges.” It is estimated that over half of the bridges in the state are in need of repair or upgrading.The other big win was in the state budget. Farm Bureau prioritized support for funding for equitable k-12 education, State Fair infrastructure, and the Purdue Agricultural and Biological Engineering building. In addition, Farm Bureau was able to help secure funding for the Indiana Grown program.  “These budget supported initiatives all provide capacity for Indiana to continue to showcase and grow our agricultural sector,” noted Schneider. “They are an investment in the future of agriculture and growth of the Indiana brand.”Other key bills that passed this session included  HEA 1237, authored by Rep. Don Lehe (R-Brookston). It makes important changes to the grain buyers and warehouse licensing laws and to the grain indemnity fund. Farmers will now receive coverage under the grain indemnity fund for a period of 15 months after delivery of grain. Additionally, the list for who has opted-out of coverage will be reset as of July 1, 2015. There will also be provisions for retroactive payments for claims arising since Oct. 2014, due to lack of notice about the coverage period under the fund. Other clarifications in the law are that all grain sold to an Indiana-licensed grain buyer is covered.Some of the losses for agriculture included: HB 1494 – CONFINED FEEDING PERMITTING, authored by Rep. Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw), which offered to update terminology and make definitions consistent between rules and statutes for confined feeding operations. The bill also put current practice regarding permit amendments and notification into statute. Most important, it made disclosure requirements regarding past violations easier to implement for farmers and less burdensome on the agency.SB 277, authored by Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport), establishes a pilot program administered by the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority to assist businesses and organizations in providing fresh or unprocessed foods in an underserved area, commonly referred to as a food desert.Other bills that were passed and will now move to the Governor’s desk include:HB 1082 – OVERRIDE VETO OF 2016 NO-MORE-STRINGENT BILLThe General Assembly passed an override of a veto issued last year by then-Gov. Mike Pence on HEA 1082, authored by Rep. Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw). The bill requires that any rule that is more stringent than a corresponding regulation under federal law be delayed until the General Assembly has met and would have time to take action on the environmental rule before it becomes law.HEA 1235 – REGULATION OF PROCESSED MANURE BASED FERTILIZERIn an effort to support the development of manure-based fertilizers that can be sold with a guaranteed analysis, the Office of the Indiana State Chemist sought a change to create a new category of regulated fertilizers. HEA 1235, authored by Rep. Don Lehe (R-Brookston), exempts processed fertilizers that are at least 75 percent manure from regulation as a commercial fertilizer and requires the state chemist to adopt rules.HEA 1447 – OVERWEIGHT VEHICLESHEA 1447, authored by Rep. Bill Friend (R-Macy), prohibits the BMV from issuing points for overweight violations and removes any points that were issued after Dec. 31, 2015. BMV is currently in the process of amending the rule to stop the issuance of points for overweight vehicles. It has been determined that points can unfairly punish drivers who had no actual knowledge of the load being overweight. Rather, the focus has been on ensuring that regular enforcement and fines are appropriately used to deter illegal behavior for hauling overweight loads. HEA 1447 also provides for a process for hauling timber, sawdust and wood chips in loads of up to 97,000 pounds.SEA 294 – BOVINE TB TESTING COST-SHARESEA 294, authored by Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg), establishes a 50/50 cost share of bovine tuberculosis testing for each calendar year – 50 percent from the county council and 50 percent from the Indiana State Board of Animal Health.HEA 1491 – ATVs & UTVs TO BE CLASSIFIED AS “FARM WAGONS”HEA 1491, authored by Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso), makes numerous changes to provisions regarding the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. It amends the definition of “farm wagon” to include all three, four or six-wheeled motor vehicles that are capable of cross country travel and are used primarily for farming purposes. This definition would include ATVs or utility vehicles such as a John Deere Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Those vehicles would be exempted from title and registration procedures if they are used for farming purposes.SEA 421 – ABOVE GROUND STORAGE TANKSSEA 421, authored by Sen. Eric Bassler (R-Washington), repeals the law requiring owners of certain above-ground storage tanks to register their tanks with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management because numerous state agencies already collect that information. SEA 421 also requests a study committee to further examine the issue of how best to organize above-ground storage tank information that is already reported to government.HEA 1039 – ROUNDABOUT RIGHT-OF-WAYOne of the first bills to move this session was HEA 1039, authored by Rep. Jerry Torr (R-Carmel). It requires that vehicles in a roundabout do not pass other vehicles over 10 feet wide or more than 40 feet long. This law will be beneficial to farmers who are maneuvering semis and wide equipment through roundabouts.HEA 1157 – RED TAPE ELIMINATION BILLHEA 1157, authored by Rep. Doug Miller (R-Elkhart), requires the division of government efficiency and financial planning within the Office of Management & Budget to identify any duplicative state reporting requirements regarding the employees of small businesses.HEA 1260 – RAILROAD EMINENT DOMAIN RESTRICTIONSHEA 1260, authored by Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso), restricts railroad power of eminent domain to those sites where they have demonstrated a public use.HEA 1234 – STORAGE OF AGRICULTURAL AMMONIAHEA 1234, authored by Rep. Don Lehe (R-Brookston), clarifies that the state chemist has regulatory authority over all agricultural ammonia storage, including on-farm storage.HEA 1200 – OFF-ROAD VEHICLE SAFETYHEA 1200, authored by Rep. Lloyd Arnold (R-Leavenworth), requires off-road vehicle operators and riders under age 18 to wear helmets. The law does not apply to ATVs or UTVs such as John Deere Gators that are being used for agricultural purposes.HEA 1421 – ZONING BILL ADVANCESHEA 1421, authored by Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie), provides certainty to those who have applied for a building permit by adding clarity that the rules in place at the time of the application govern for a period of three years for any zoning approval or other secondary permit.SEA 275 – NON-DOMICILED COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSESSEA 275, authored by Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle), requires the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to issue non-domiciled commercial driver’s licenses in compliance with federal law. These licenses are made available to residents of other states or foreign countries. This law will allow legal farm workers to obtain an Indiana CDL, which is consistent with surrounding states.SEA 413 – OPPORTUNITY TO CORRECT VIOLATIONSEA 413, authored by Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford), allows an agency to offer an opportunity for an individual to correct an alleged violation found during an inspection before taking an enforcement action or imposing a civil penalty on the individual. The process cannot be used in certain situations, such as if it was caused by intentional misconduct or there is an immediate risk to a person, human health or the environment. SHARE Previous articleAfter Long Wait USDA Secretary begins WorkNext articleHAT Wednesday Morning Edition 4/26/2017 Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Apr 25, 2017 SHARE Facebook Twitter Indiana Agriculture Has Wins and Losses in General Assembly sessionlast_img read more

Black, Latinx communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19

first_imgLinkedin Facebook Cristian Arguetasoto Cristian Arguetasoto Previous articleLas Vegas takes on COVID-19Next articleSeniors talk about canceled commencement Cristian Arguetasoto RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR All data updated as of June 19, 2020.In Fort Worth, ZIP code areas with a higher percentage of Black or non-Black Latinx families have higher case counts than areas that are majority affluent and white, according to the Tarrant County COVID-19 statistics website.People living in ZIP codes such as Fort Worth’s 76106, which is 81% non-Black Latinx, many not be able to telework or access health insurance, and they may face environmental hazards at home.As of June 30, there have been 527 positive cases in the 76106 ZIP code, up from the 370 confirmed cases reported June 19. Fifteen deaths have been reported in ZIP code 76106, which is in north Fort Worth, west of Interstate 35 and includes Meacham International Airport. Fort Worth’s 76119, which is 43% Black, has had 1,003 positive cases and 13 deaths as of June 30. This was partially due to a viral outbreak at Federal Medical Center Fort Worth, a medical center for federal inmates, where 597 inmates had tested positive as of July 7, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.Not taking the facility’s outbreak into account, more than 450 individuals in the 76119 ZIP code, which is in southeast Fort Worth, tested positive. This is the most positive cases of any ZIP code in Fort Worth. Read more: Instructors, students given distance learning optionIn five of the seven ZIP codes in Fort Worth with no confirmed deaths, the percentage of white residents is over 50%. A spike in the numbersTests in Texas have exceeded 30,000 each day in the last two weeks, data from Texas Health and Human Services shows.The number of cases, recoveries and deaths are expected to increase over the next few days, according to the website’s data. “Testing numbers show the number of test results for Texas residents reported to DSHS by public health and private labs. They do not include pending tests. Additional testing may be occurring by labs not yet reporting all results to DSHS.”“Demographic data comes from completed case investigations. The majority of cases in Texas are still under investigation,” they said.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s June 3 executive order allowed recreational centers, amusement parks, water parks, libraries and pools to reopen. Occupancy limits have been removed from hair salons, barbershops, tattoo studios and piercing studios, among others. As cases have spiked in Texas, precautions such as mandatory face mask policies and social distancing have been reemphasized. The City of Fort Worth’s Twitter account reported that officials will be doing free COVID-19 testing in the Stop Six neighborhood, where the median income is $18,600. Located on the city’s east side in the 76112 ZIP code, the neighborhood has had 230 confirmed cases and seven confirmed deaths. ReddIt Twitter Cristian is a senior Journalism major and Studio Art minor at TCU. He is a Managing Editor at TCU360. He enjoys landscape photography and learning new photo techniques. Cristian Arguetasoto Community Commons gives students place to go to leave their rooms ReddIt COVID-19 cases prompt TCU to postpone home opener against football rival SMU Civil rights protesters gather by the thousands despite an active pandemic TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution printThis is one in a series of stories that examines how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted systemic issues through the Fault Lines of race, class, gender, generation, geography and sexual orientation. The coronavirus has affected populations around the world, but Black and Latinx communities in the United States are experiencing more cases and deaths, and fewer recoveries than affluent, white communities.Failures in testing and tracking along with loose health precautions and a delayed national response to the pandemic have exposed issues that affect marginalized communities: racial disparities and disparities in resources.The U.S. coronavirus outbreak forced many states to issue stay-at-home orders this spring. Cases have spiked since the orders were lifted. In response, many businesses and local governments have made wearing protective masks mandatory. (Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.) In a 2018 study the Economic Policy Institute found that about 16% of non-Black Latinx workers and 20% of Black workers could complete their jobs or part of their jobs from home, while non-Latinx white workers’ average for telework was 30%.The number of workers of each racial and ethnic background who telework, or can work from home, is a good indicator of which communities would be more affected by the pandemic both financially and in terms of their and their families’ health.Service jobs including transportation and utilities are held in higher numbers by Black men, while hard-labor industries such as construction and maintenance are held in higher numbers by non-Black Latinx individuals. Twenty-one percent of the construction industry’s labor force was non-Black Latinx, while 14% was white, according to a study conducted by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.Read more: Civil rights protesters gather by the thousands despite an active pandemicSince most Black and non-Black Latinx workers can’t telework, they may have to choose between exposing themselves to health hazards or leaving the workforce and putting their families in financial despair.Other factors such as environmental segregation and the lack of health insurance contribute to higher case numbers and higher hospitalizations among the two racial and ethnic communities.Protests against police brutality, racism and inequality took place in over 2,000 cities nationwide. Black communities and non-Black people of color garnered support from millions across the country to march and stand up against racist systems that hold their communities back. Photo by Christopher Bermejo.“Compared to non-Hispanic (Latinx) whites, Hispanics (Latinx individuals) are almost 3 times as likely to be uninsured, and non-Hispanic blacks are almost twice as likely to be uninsured,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “People may not receive care because of distrust of the healthcare system, language barriers, or cost of missing work.”According to the Texas Health and Human Services’ data, 26% of confirmed coronavirus cases were white, 36% were non-Black Latinx, and 12% were Black, yet 26% of the deaths were non-Black Latinx people, while Black people made up 12% of fatalities. The confirmed cases and fatality data were collected from only 662 completed fatality investigations, meaning less than half of the 2,500 confirmed deaths have been investigated. So far, about 540 of the reported fatalities were individuals older than 60 years old. TCU to research its history with racism, slavery and the Confederacy Cristian Arguetasoto Website| + posts Facebook Twitter Linkedin Cristian Arguetasoto Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Five things you need to know today, Jan. 23

first_imgHome Local News Five things you need to know today, Jan. 23 Facebook Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Tuesday, Jan. 23. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at and our daily E-Edition at The numbers fluctuate, but Ector County Independent School District’s teacher shortage has remained constant the past several years. The district has taken a variety of short- and long-term steps to overcome the vacancies, but officials say they need help from everyone.2. Jury selection began Monday for the trial of Michael David Kildow Jr., who was charged with reportedly stabbing his father repeatedly in 2014.3. The Odessa Police Department charged a man Sunday after he reportedly sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman.4. A man is in serious condition at Medical Center Hospital from a gunshot wound after he reportedly drove into another man’s fence several times, knocking it over onto the man.5. IN SPORTS: The Permian Panthers look to maintain sole possession of first place in the District 2-6A boys basketball standings when they take on Midland Lee at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Chaparral Center in Midland. Previous articleMan accused of stabbing father faces trial this weekNext articleGUEST VIEW: Abbott touts plan to lower property taxes in Texas admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Facebook WhatsApp OC employee of the year always learning WhatsAppcenter_img Virgin Coco MojitoFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Pinterest ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Permian Panther’ Elijah White (4) dribbles against Odessa High Bronchos’ Memo Anaya (32) during the first quarter Jan. 16, 2018, at Permian Fieldhouse. Local News Five things you need to know today, Jan. 23 Twitter By admin – January 23, 2018 Twitterlast_img read more

Longtime Reagan Secretary of State George Shultz dies at 100

first_img Facebook Pinterest Twitter TAGS  Local NewsUS News By Digital AIM Web Support – February 7, 2021 Facebook FILE – In this July 13, 1982, file photo Secretary of State designate George Shultz, right, speaks with members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee prior to the start of the afternoon session of the panel on Capitol Hill in Washington. From left are, Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del.; Sen. Charles Percy, R-Ill., chairman of the panel and Sen. Edward Zorinsky, D-Neb. Shultz, former President Ronald Reagan’s longtime secretary of state, who spent most of the 1980s trying to improve relations with the Soviet Union and forging a course for peace in the Middle East, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. He was 100.center_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Longtime Reagan Secretary of State George Shultz dies at 100 WhatsApp Previous articleSki ReportNext articleReview: Yawn, is it Monday yet? The Weeknd bores at halftime Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Decongestion Of Prisons: Bombay HC Seeks Details Of Pending Bail Applications of Inmates From Trial Courts [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesDecongestion Of Prisons: Bombay HC Seeks Details Of Pending Bail Applications of Inmates From Trial Courts [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap13 Jun 2020 10:06 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Friday called for reports from each of the Principal District & Sessions Judges on the exact number of pending applications for temporary bail filed by the inmates of correctional homes from all over Maharashtra to avail the benefit of the recommendations of the High Powered Committee for decongestion of prisons during the Covid-19 pandemic. A division bench…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Friday called for reports from each of the Principal District & Sessions Judges on the exact number of pending applications for temporary bail filed by the inmates of correctional homes from all over Maharashtra to avail the benefit of the recommendations of the High Powered Committee for decongestion of prisons during the Covid-19 pandemic. A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice SS Shinde was hearing a batch of PILs with the main PIL filed by Peoples Union Civil Liberties regarding the plight of undertrials/inmates during the present crisis. The Additional Director General of Police (AGP) and Inspector General of Prisons and Correctional Services, Maharashtra State has filed a report dated June 8, 2020. On perusal of the report, senior advocate Mihir Desai raised three points of concern: i) In Solapur and Aurangabad Correctional Homes, 60 and 20 inmates respectively have tested positive; however testing of asymptomatic inmates has not been undertaken in terms of the guidelines of the Indian Council of Medical of Research (ICMR) dated May 18, 2020. He prays for a direction on the prison authorities for testing of asymptomatic inmates, at the earliest: ii) Although the inmates of the correctional homes have been permitted interactions with their family members by making phone calls of three minutes duration twice a month, there exists a circular dated February 12, 2019 issued by the prison authorities which has provisions for wider interaction between the inmates and their family members. He submits that the prison authorities may be directed to extend to the inmates the wider benefits flowing from the said circular dated February 12, 2019. iii) As on Tuesday last, 11,527 applications for temporary bail are pending before the Magistrates/Sessions Courts, which tend to frustrate the spirit of the order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court dated March 16, 2020 as well as the recommendations of the High Powered Committee constituted in terms thereof; hence, prayer is made for direction to the Magistrates/Sessions Courts to expedite their decisions on such applications. The court said that report of the ADG, Prisons shows that he is aware of the guidelines issued by the ICMR for COVID-19 testing dated May 18, 2020. It is also evident from a memo dated June 8, 2020 of the Director of Health Services, Pune addressed to the ADG, Prisons that he has been informed of the requirements of testing of inmates of correctional homes in terms of such guidelines of the ICMR. The court noted, “Considering the further submission of Mr. Desai that even inmates of correctional homes have breathed their last after testing positive for COVID-19, we call upon the ADG, Prisons to furnish information on the following points: (i) the protocol being followed in correctional homes for testing of inmates who are asymptomatic and in direct and high risk contact of inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19; and (ii) on the authenticity of the submissions of Mr. Desai that inmates have passed away upon testing positive for COVID-19. The bench directed the ADG, Prisons to consider the desirability of extending the benefits of the circular dated February 12, 2019 to the inmates of the correctional homes, in the light of the fact that number of inmates may have been released on temporary bail in pursuance of the extant judicial/administrative orders and guidelines on the subject and that load of inmates in the correctional homes may not be that burdensome as in normal times. However, if the benefits are denied, the reason shall be indicated in the report to be filed in terms of this order. The court also said, “we consider it expedient to call for reports from each of the Principal District & Sessions Judges. The exact number of pending applications for temporary bail filed by the inmates of correctional homes from all over Maharashtra to avail the benefit of the recommendations of the High Powered Committee as on close of working hours today together with the dates of presentation of such applications, shall be indicated in separate reports to be filed by each Principal District & Sessions Judge by close of working hours of Monday next (15th June, 2020) and the matter will be heard on June 16.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

Prof. McConkey hoping Covid numbers remain stable as sectors reopen

first_imgAn infectious diseases specialist is hoping Covid-19 case numbers remain stable as some sectors reopen next week.The phased reopening of construction is set to begin on April 12th, while all remaining secondary students return to school on the same date.The five-day moving average of virus cases is 546.260 patients are in hospital with the disease, with 58 in ICU.Professor Sam McConkey of the RCSI says he’s confident construction can operate safely:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Pinterest Prof. McConkey hoping Covid numbers remain stable as sectors reopen Facebookcenter_img By News Highland – April 5, 2021 Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleTeacher unions consider strike action over Covid vaccine programmeNext article320 confirmed covid-19 cases and no further death News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Employers urged to control ballots

first_img Comments are closed. Employers urged to control ballotsOn 1 Apr 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Companies should pre-empt ballots on compulsory recognition to preventunions from gaining control of communication channels to plead their case, aleading employment lawyer has warned. The advice follows widespread concerns among employers over proposals in thedraft code of conduct accompanying the Employment Relations Act 1999, whichwould allow unions equal access to company facilities such as the intranetduring recognition campaigns. But unions would only gain such rights once the statutory process has beentriggered by a compulsory ballot, explained Martin Warren, partner atEversheds. Employers thinking about bringing forward communication campaigns should doso, rather than leave the real debate until the ballot is ordered. They canhave the debate before the union gains the right of access. Compulsory recognition legislation is due to come into effect in May,although it is thought implementation might be delayed by a few weeks. read more

Seeking direction

first_imgSeeking directionOn 4 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Faced with ever-challenging demands, today’s leaders are increasinglyturning to an occupational prop in the guise of an executive coach. AlisonThomas reports Long gone are the days when the boss cracked his whip and everyone jumped toattention. Status alone no longer commands respect and today’s leaders have toprove their worth. They must lead by example, motivate and inspire, maintaintheir distance yet stay in touch. They need vision and entrepreneurialqualities to anticipate change and keep ahead of the game. It is a tall order, and to help their top people rise to the challenge, moreand more companies are turning to executive coaching. When the Hay Grouprecently conducted a survey of 170 HR professionals from around the globe, morethan half the respondents reported their organisation had introduced coachingin the past 18 months and 88 per cent were planning to broaden its scope.Moreover, 70 per cent believe coaching is more effective than training coursesas a means of changing behaviour and improving the performance of seniorexecutives and high flyers. Myles Downey, director of studies at School of Coaching, agrees with thisview: “The more senior you get, the more unique and personal-specific yourdevelopment issues become,” he says. “Attend-ing a generic programmedoes not really answer that need. You require something tailored andfocused.” He draws a distinction between development and performance and warns againstcoaching that does not relate to performance goals. “It is important tostrike a balance between the inner [your beliefs, aspirations, desires] and theouter [behaviour, results, how you impact in the workplace],” he says. The role of a coach is not to instruct, but to help executives work outtheir own solutions. Life at the top can be lonely and there is often no one toturn to for advice or support. Coaching provides a safe environment, a place toexplore ideas and discuss decisions with a trusted, highly skilled, independentfacilitator. It is not just a cosy tàte-à-tàte, however, and a thorough coach starts byexamining all the factors, external and internal, that may be affectingperformance. This might take the form of a 360-degree feedback or a survey ofthe organisation’s climate. Mary Long, chief executive of InspirationalDevelopment Coaching, goes one step further and witnesses her clients inaction. “Their perception of their impact may be very different fromreality,” she explains, citing the example of a sales director who wasvery proud of his ‘open door’ policy, but failed to notice that no one hadcrossed the threshold. Opinions differ as to how long a coaching programme should last, but thereis general consensus that it should stop if it is creating dependency. Whateverthe specific performance goals, the aim is to foster self-reliance and expandpeople’s capacity to stretch and grow. It is particularly valuable at times of upheaval, such as transition to anew role. Tony Dunk, principal of development business at CDA, points to thecase of managers who, having gained promotion through their operationalbrilliance, feel insecure in their new environment. “Operations are prescriptive and now they have to take a visionaryapproach – an entrepreneurial position. That is where coaching can be useful.It helps them to put their objectives in perspective and think things through –what they already have in their makeup, their skills set, their behaviour andattitude. Techniques tend to get compartmentalised and they often miss thepotential adaptation of something they already have as a resource.” If the stakes are high for the individual, they are even higher for theorganisation, which invests vast sums of money growing or recruiting seniorstaff. “If the support of a coach keeps someone on board for just a coupleof years longer, the savings are massive,” says Mary Long. “For theindividual, it is the fulfilment that counts. Leaders are remarkable people andwhat they want most of all is to make an impact.” According to research from Penna Executive Development Coaching, theyhaven’t got much time in which to do it. The honeymoon period has come down tothree months – and some executives are expected to make their mark even sooner.If they do hit the ground running, the company reaps handsome rewards.According to another piece of research from the Hay Group, between 50 to 70 percent of an organisation’s climate, and hence its effectiveness, can be tracedto the leadership or management style. “Most people have within them a capacity to lead, and will lead intheir unique fashion,” says Downey. “There are two more importantquestions. First, is their predisposition appropriate to the situation? Forexample, a retail environment might require someone charismatic andinspirational, while leadership in a legal practice might have a moreintellectual edge. Second, do they have the will to be a leader? I have seenpeople from relatively uninspiring positions and backgrounds come to therealisation that they have a certain innate power and that there is a way inwhich they can express it. That is very exciting to see.” The impact executive coaching can have on the bottom line was highlighted bya study conducted by MetrixGlobal for an executive coaching programme designedby The Pyramid Resource Group. Its findings, based on 43 participants,concluded that coaching produced a 529 per cent return on investment, rising to788 per cent when financial benefits from retention were taken into account.These are impressive figures, yet some people remain unconvinced, as the HayGroup’s HR survey illustrates. Of those respondents who had encountered resistance, 85 per cent attributedthis to the values of senior managers. While this may reflect a lingeringmisconception that coaching is only for people in trouble, the Hay Group holdsHR professionals responsible too. Only 24 per cent saw a role for coaching when building for growth, whilejust 13 per cent spotted its potential for easing mergers, acquisitions orrestructuring. Moreover, only 46 per cent had personal experience of coaching, which mayexplain why they have failed to convert sceptical managers. As the Hay Groupreport concludes: “If HR is to play a strategic role, HR professionalsneed to become more closely involved in developing those who determinestrategy.” Does your manager need help? 10 tell tale signs…. – You cannot get a date in their diary for months – They cannot remember the last time they met a customer – They do not understand half the jargon in the management report – All their goals are short term – They overmanage their subordinates – They have stopped speaking out at board meetings – They feel liable to be challenged by anyone about anything at any time – They feel overwhelmed with information – You can always predict how they will react – They can’t delegate and have no successor identified Source: Inspirational Development Coaching Case study – UnileverCoaching encourages staff to lead with heads and hearts “I am allowing my emotions to surface more. This makes me morevulnerable, less polished. I am better at taking criticism and acting on it. “It has allowed the real person to shine.” These comments comefrom two Unilever employees who have discovered the joys of coaching. It began in February 2000 when the Anglo-Dutch consumer products companylaunched its Path to Growth initiative, with the aim of raising top line growthfrom 1-2 per cent to 6 per cent. “One of the key elements was to create anenterprise culture,” explains Fergus Balfour, senior vice-president ofleadership development. “That requires not only leaders with the right attributes, but a teamwho behave in such a way as to create a climate in which growth canoccur.” The coaching programme was introduced as part of a broader strategy and thestarting point was an analysis of prevailing behaviours followed by thedevelopment of a leadership growth model consisting of 11 key competencies. External coaches worked one-to-one with around 70 senior managers toestablish sustained leadership development. Outside agents were also used atmiddle management level, together with some internal coaches – the firstmembers of a growing coaching cadre. In some businesses coaching was extendedto junior managers in the form of a two-and-a-half-day intensive programme.”The idea was to help them understand what coaching in leadershipmeans,” says Balfour. “By starting young we hope they will take to itmore readily and adopt it as their natural style.” The ultimate goal of this three-pronged attack is to develop a coachingculture that will extend throughout the organisation. One of the majorchallenges has been to achieve global consistency on quality and methodology,not an easy task. Another has been to persuade managers that their diaries mustbe cleared to make time for coaching others. “I would include myself inthat,” he says. “You have to be there when people need you, but it ishard.” The issue of giving up time has three significant implications. First, itencourages managers to delegate and give others more responsibility. Second, leaders find their people want to share issues or require guidance. This does not imply that they are avoiding making decisions, but they wantthem enriched by the leader’s knowledge and experience. Third, leaders must besupportive. Those who are coached will get into trouble if they are encouraged to takerisks and no one helps them to learn from their mistakes. The culture Unilever is trying to shift is the traditional male-dominated,analytical model. “The most important message we are trying to get acrossis that it is fine to be vulnerable and to put your emotions on thetable,” says Balfour. “Unless you lead with both your head and your heart, you do not inspirepeople. These are key leadership issues and the coaching process is helping usto address them.” Early indications suggest that the strategy is beginning to bite, albeit ona modest scale. It is still early days, however, and Balfour is optimistic thatthey are on the right track. “We are very encouraged to see what can beachieved and know we must go further, faster and harder,” he says.”To do that we need an internal coaching programme.” Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more