Bienville House / Nathan Fell Architecture

first_imgArchDaily Projects CopyHouses, Housing•New Orleans, United States Bienville House / Nathan Fell ArchitectureSave this projectSaveBienville House / Nathan Fell ArchitectureSave this picture!© Justin Cordova+ 21Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs Photographs:  Justin Cordova Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  “COPY” Bienville House / Nathan Fell Architecture Architects: Nathan Fell Architecture Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Clients:Fell FamilyEngineering:Morphy Makofsky IncCity:New OrleansCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Justin CordovaText description provided by the architects. Logistics of a working family typically requires all (family members) to stay tethered to their homes for longer periods than each would prefer individually. This can become a phycological drag when all your time at school, work and home is spend indoors, as had been the case for a New Orleans Architect and his family. They reached a point where many families decide to move to the suburbs, exchanging great public parks and amenities for a back yard. Rather than moving far away, they decided to make a bold change by build a new house that flipped the script on indoor home life on a small urban lot. There was no way to afford the ongoing cost of a single-family home in the city, so a duplex with a rentable unit was baked into the concept early on.Save this picture!© Justin CordovaSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Justin CordovaThe duplex is designed to maximize use of the lot (32’x105’) with suitable space for separate, large families (or groups of people) in each unit.  The central goal of the design was to configure communal spaces in a way that best accesses outdoor light, air and volume despite the density of required spaces.  The rear unit (primary residence) is 4 bedrooms with 3 ½ baths and the front unit (short-term rental) is 3 bedrooms 2 ½ baths.  The layout orients the rental unit as its public face, actively engaging travelers with the city, while mirroring the position of the primary unit to connect with the rear yard for a greater amount of seclusion.Save this picture!© Justin CordovaThe 1st Floor spaces were designed to be voluminous with 12’ ceilings and compressed stairs to maximize the sf area of the communal spaces.  In the rear unit, an exterior deck continues from the interior communal space over the entire rear yard and extends under part of the upper floor volume along with a raised pool.  Two sliding glass walls open to enlarge both interior and exterior spaces.  In the front unit, a sliding glass wall is also provided to create a grand aperture to the exterior and leads to a deck flanking the front sidewalk.  A raised planter wraps the front deck and is tall enough to provide inhabitants inside with privacy but short enough for engagement with people walking by and visibility of the 1st floor interior.Save this picture!© Justin CordovaSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!Axonometric ViewsSave this picture!© Justin CordovaArchitectural forms are configured to accentuate the transparency between the interior spaces of the 1st floor and the exterior.  The upper floors contain more private spaces (such as bedrooms) and are wrapped by exterior surfaces forming an echelon of suspended cubic forms legible from multiple viewpoints including the underside.  The exterior cladding wraps horizontally as the 1st floor ceiling material as an artifice to convey the space below as “outside.”  The walls supporting the cubic forms are a series of monolithic, exposed concrete walls with a narrow gap between the walls and the cubic form to render each (the wall and cubes) distinctly.  The static forms juxtapose the more animated interior space as a frame, reinforcing the transparency.Save this picture!© Justin CordovaProject gallerySee allShow lessKiht’han House / Bates Masi + ArchitectsSelected ProjectsStephen A. Levin Building for Neural and Behavioral Sciences / SmithGroupSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeNathan Fell ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingNew OrleansOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on December 20, 2019Cite: “Bienville House / Nathan Fell Architecture” 19 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Bison, Daltile, Grohe, Lumenwerx, Minka Aire, Thermomass, American Fiber Cement, Aquasauna, DCS, Environmental Lights, Generac, Thermasol United States Delta Tech Construction “COPY” Nathan Fell Houses Area:  4000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Contractor: Lead Architect: 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Mac Lochlainn criticises review of school transport scheme

first_img Facebook Homepage BannerNews Twitter Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Twitter Mac Lochlainn criticises review of school transport scheme GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest Google+ By admin – December 14, 2016 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Google+ Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp The review of the school transport scheme has been heavily criticised with a view that it doesn’t go far enough to address issues in Donegal.Concern has been raised by many parents in the county over their children’s inability to access the schools they wish because other schools are deemed to be closer.Donegal Senator Padraig MacLochlainn is now calling on the Education to go back to drawing board:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Previous articleMan arrested following suspicious death in ColeraineNext articleAnonymity granted to two men on drug charges at Derry Magistrate’s Court admin Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebooklast_img read more

Tanaiste says new Higher Education Strategy is good news for LYIT

first_img Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – January 11, 2011 Previous articleElderly couple’s home attacked in StrabaneNext articleLatest search for Mary Boyle called off with no trace found News Highland Students are calling on the government to spend more on third level education rather than reintroduce college fees in order to fund the sector.It comes as the long awaited Higher Education Strategy Group report by economist Colin Hunt is published today.The Union of Students in Ireland is accusing the government of failing to properly fund education.Speaking at Letterkenny IT yesterday, Tanaiste and Education Minister Mary Coughlan said there are tough times ahead, but the the new strategy will be good for LYIT:[podcast][/podcast]center_img Pinterest Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Tanaiste says new Higher Education Strategy is good news for LYITlast_img read more

Acting Commissioner tells MacGill Summer School garda cuts are “challenging”

first_img Pinterest Pinterest By News Highland – July 22, 2014 Twitter The acting Garda Commissioner has suggested the number of Gardaí within the force is too low.Noirin O’Sullivan says it’s “challenging” to maintain a full policing operation with the current numbers within the force.The overall number of Gardaí is now under 13,000 – down from over 15,000 in previous years.And Noirin O’Sullivan told the MacGill Summer Shool in Glenties this evening that the ongoing fall in numbers is an issue………..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers News Facebookcenter_img Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Acting Commissioner tells MacGill Summer School garda cuts are “challenging” WhatsApp Previous articleShaun Kelly pleads guilty to dangerous driving causing deaths of eight peopleNext articleKayak raised by a whale on Argentinian coast News Highland Google+last_img read more

From The State To The Adivasis : Compensation In Lieu Of ‘Development’

first_imgColumnsFrom The State To The Adivasis : Compensation In Lieu Of ‘Development’ Sahithi Uppalapati25 July 2020 5:04 AMShare This – xThe proposed 3097 MV Etalin hydro electric project in Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh falls under the ‘richest bio-geographical province of the Himalayan zone’ and under ‘one of the mega biodiversity hotspots of the world’ as per the Forest Advisory Committee ‘s (FAC) observations. The forest land set to be diverted is also recognized as a vital tiger area in the region. As…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 proposed 3097 MV Etalin hydro electric project in Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh falls under the ‘richest bio-geographical province of the Himalayan zone’ and under ‘one of the mega biodiversity hotspots of the world’ as per the Forest Advisory Committee ‘s (FAC) observations. The forest land set to be diverted is also recognized as a vital tiger area in the region. As per the project proposal, the justification for locating the project in a forest area is to utilize natural resources in order to kick off an era of ‘economic development’ as quickly as possible. Around 1165 h.a. of forest land is set to be diverted with a whopping number of 278,038 trees for the said project. In lieu of this, compensatory afforestation is proposed to be carried out on land identified in Tawang Forestry Division and Anini Social Forestry Division in order to ‘mitigate’ the effects of the project. This is in accordance with the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 which requires that an equivalent size of land must be afforested whenever forest land is diverted for non-forest uses. Hence, when a piece of forest land is diverted for an industrial activity (non-forest use), funds are collected from the company (user agency) by the State to carry out afforestation and regeneration of forest ecosystem on another piece of land. This process has paved way for the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act, 2016 (hereinafter referred to as CAMPA Act) which provides for an institutional mechanism at the Central and State level to carry out the compensatory afforestation works. The present article revisist questions about the viability of the compensation framework provided by the State on diversions of forest land, in the context of the Etalin project. Highlighting the State’s problematic understanding of ‘loss’ and ‘compensation’ of forests: Adivasis have been ecologically and economically tied to their habitat since decades. Forests play a prime role in contributing to their livelihoods as they depend on utilization of timber and non-timber forest products for various purposes. Since the tribals have inhabited forest spaces for decades, their life and society is shaped around forests. They not only depend on forests for subsistence but also for their spiritual, religious and cultural needs. Every aspect of their cultural life i.e. marriage, death, spiritual activity is interconnected to the forest. Eg: Sarna dharma or sacred grove religion is practiced by some of the forest-dwelling tribal communities, wherein human intervention is prevented in particular areas of the forests due to the religious belief in the trees of that area. Apart from shaping their culture and traditions, the forests have also significantly enhanced the tribals’ capabilities in their approaches to survival. The community life that they lead in the forests has many symbolic uses for them. Many of their cultivation practices depend on the custom of growing land as a community. This entails sharing of knowledge, skills and a kind of dependency among each other. Therefore in addition to the loss of the economic, cultural, religious aspects unique to their lives, the tribals also suffer a diminution of the capabilities to recover them as these capabilities are hugely dependent on the community life and traditional knowledge that the tribals share with each other. On diversion of the forest land, the tribals are forced to migrate elsewhere resulting in a break in their communities. So it’s not only the loss of land that the tribals suffer on diversion of the forest but also a deprivation of the life that these communities have built and known for generations. The utility of the Etalin project is proposed to be high, contributing towards development and resulting in benefits that would flow to the tribal community in the State. Based on its own conception of ‘development’, the State is essentially depriving the tribals of the life that they lead in synergy with each other and the forests, and providing them with an ineffective way of recovering it through the CAMPA Act. Please see a representation by a member of the Idu Mishmi tribe who reside in the Dibang Valley, addressing the threats that this project poses to them. The letter highlights the strong bond that the tribe shares with tigers and the sanctity of the Talon river, one of the rivers on which the dam is to be constructed, in their lives. For decades, the cultural practices of the Idu Mishmi community have been instrumental in conserving tigers in Arunachal Pradesh. For them, killing tigers is equivalent to killing one’s own brother. This project is adverse to forests, biodiversity, local communities and their cultural beliefs. Planting trees in return does not help in creating forests. Forests are complex ecosystems which have many resources and ecological values that naturally exist and are difficult to be replicated or sustained in a given area. The CAMPA Act doesn’t provide much clarity on the compensatory afforestation process except that it will be as per the prescriptions of the respective State’s Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority. Hence, a pristine natural forest is replaced by a ‘forest’ conceived with an untrammeled prerogative of the State Authority. Forests are turned into an administrative conception, amenable to suit the aims and convenience of the State. The State Authority being the final arbiter of the plantation process, can we count on it to set up forests that sustain the environment and livelihoods? Concerns have been raised over many compensatory afforestation works wherein monocultures or species-poor plantations have come up in the name of afforestation. These plantations are usually of eucalyptus, acacia or other commercial species that cannot substitute the climate-regulating functions performed by natural forests. Natural forests act as vast carbon sinks absorbing and storing the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide. They also act as a bulwark for local communities, against the many effects of natural disasters. In addition to this fundamentally flawed presumption, the compensatory afforestation framework suffers from other deficiencies too. Degraded Forest Land and Eviction: As a rule, non-forest land should be identified for compensatory afforestation. However, in case of non-availability of non-forest land, afforestation must be carried out on degraded forest land twice the extent of the forest area being diverted. The Deputy Commissioner of Dibang Valley reported that non-forest land is unavailable in Dibany Valley to carry out the works. Hence, land identified for compensatory afforestation in Tawang Forestry Division and Anini Social Forestry Division includes degraded forest land. However, after examining the shape files of the CA (compensatory afforestation) sites, the DSS Cell of FC Division has reported that these areas include dense and moderately dense forests too. This is an egregious move by the State as it is essentially replacing rich dense and moderately dense forests with artificial plantations. The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) previously has clarified that degraded forest is taken to mean less than 40 per cent crown density, whereas the Forest Survey of India (FSI) classifies lands with a canopy density between 10-40 per cent as ‘open forests’ and lands that have less than 10 per cent canopy density are treated as ‘shrubs’. Therefore, degraded forest land to carry out compensatory afforestation includes both open forests as well as shrubs. Open Forest, as per the FSI Report 2019, covers around 43 per cent of the total forest cover of the country and is the second-largest classification of forests in the country. These forests are home to a large number of tribal communities. According to the factsheet used in the meetings of the FAC, only shape files of the CA sites have been assessed and there is no sign of whether communities residing on these lands identified have been consulted about the afforestation works. This highlights another glaring problem with the CAMPA Act – that it allows land seizures in the name of compensatory afforestation. According to Land Conflict Watch, an organization that analyzes land conflicts in India, compensatory afforestation plantations in Jharkhand (see here and here ) and Odisha (see here) have forcibly been taken up on community forest lands of the tribals, without the consent of the Gram Sabha which is mandated under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 (“FRA”). The Land Acquisition Act, 2013 and Provisions of Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 too mandate that consent of Gram Sabha must be taken prior to land acquisition in scheduled areas. The FRA attempted to break away from the bureaucratic mentality that has deprived adivasis of their rights for several years and aimed at democratizing forest governance. Under it, Gram Sabha, a transparent public body where all adult people in a village participate, is given the authority to ensure compliance of decisions taken by it to regulate access to community forest resources and stop any activity adverse to wild animals, forest and biodiversity. Additionally, under the FRA, no forest dweller can be evicted from the land he is occupying unless and until his rights over the land have been settled. However, it has been reported that CAMPA plantations have come up on forest lands where verification of claims over the land is still pending. The Compensatory Afforestation Fund Rules, 2018 (“CAF Rules”) provide that activities for managing and strengthening forests and wildlife will be taken up in consultation with either the Gram Sabha or Village Forest Management Committee, as the case may be. As per the CAF Rules, a mere consultation with either body is enough for carrying out the compensatory afforestation activities. This proviso greatly dilutes the ‘consent’ of Gram Sabha mandated under various laws and encourages unlawful seizure of lands owned by tribals. It strengthens the decision-making power of State-level forest bureaucracy, who no longer are bound by any disapproval of the Gram Sabhas over the activities. Consultations with Village Forest Management Committees (“VFMC”) too don’t provide much relief. As defined by the Rules, they are those Committees constituted for joint forest management by the State (popularly known as JFMCs). The Executive Committee (EC) of a JFMC is essentially responsible for conducting activities of the JFMC. It works in close tandem with the Forest Department when preparing the micro plan and annual work plan which have to get administrative approval in order to be operational. Hence, consultations by the State with bodies such as VFMCs that largely depend on Forests Departments threaten the neutrality of such consultations and provide little hope. Moreover, the membership of these Committees is limited hence they are less democratic than Gram Sabhas. CAMPA plantations erected on several forest lands claimed under the FRA by tribal communities, have adverse impacts on local food security, livelihoods and the environment. The adivasis dwelling in the forests for years have devised methods and traditional knowledge to lead sustainable and low-carbon footprint lifestyles. The symbiotic relation between tribals and forests can no longer be overlooked, especially when there are numerous examples that show strengthening of forest rights and forest conservation go hand in hand. Land has been commodified even under the CA project, and this project has turned into a mere ‘mitigation’ gimmick in a feeble attempt by the State to give back to the people and the environment when permitting destruction of acres of India’s natural forests. The Etalin development project set to displace forests, rich biodiversity therein and local communities is matched with a compensation framework insensitive to the environment and locals. Alternative Approach towards Compensation : All these shortcomings of the CAMPA Act demand an alternative compensation structure which looks at the deprivation suffered by the tribals from the viewpoint of the tribals themselves, and engages them in its implementation. The current mechanism which empowers the State and excludes meaningful participation of forest dwelling communities like the Idu Mishmi tribe paves way for ineffective forest conservation policies. The fate of forests and their ecosystems have historically been driven by economic interests, exclusionary of the forest dwellers and their concerns. Forest governance has to be localized to give visibility and voice to the local stakeholders. Now more than ever, when increasing attention has been placed on climate change issues and studies linking zoonotic diseases transmission to deforestation, we must pause and reconsider the goal of ‘development’ that is being pursued and justified . We must ask in whose name is it being pursued and why is it posed as antithetical to green development.Views are personal only.(Author is a 4th Year , B.A. LLB (Hons.) Student at  NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad) Next Storylast_img read more

“Healthcare Infra At The Stage Of Imminent Collapse”: Delhi High Court Directs Govt. To State Beds, Oxygen Availability On Affidavit

first_imgNews Updates”Healthcare Infra At The Stage Of Imminent Collapse”: Delhi High Court Directs Govt. To State Beds, Oxygen Availability On Affidavit Shreya Agarwal19 April 2021 5:40 AMShare This – xExpressing concern over the unprecedented rise in Covid-19 cases in the capital, with the capital registering more than 25,000 cases in a day, the Delhi High Court expressing concern over the situation said that, “It is evident that the healthcare infrastructure is at the stage of imminent collapse.”Taking special note of the condition of daily wage workers who have been affected by the…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?LoginExpressing concern over the unprecedented rise in Covid-19 cases in the capital, with the capital registering more than 25,000 cases in a day, the Delhi High Court expressing concern over the situation said that, “It is evident that the healthcare infrastructure is at the stage of imminent collapse.”Taking special note of the condition of daily wage workers who have been affected by the pandemic, the bench of Justices Rekha Palli and Vipin Sanghi also directed the Delhi government to provide food to daily wagers at their worksite and to utilise the service of mid-day meal contractors towards this end.The court was hearing a petition by Advocate Rakesh Malhotra who moved Court over the alleged pressure on testing laboratories from the government to submit reports within 24 hours of testing, and over the shortage of oxygen for critical care patients.Responding, the Court said, “It’s not like they are deliberately delaying reports. Everything is stretched because capacities are not there. Capacities are now being created. Let us try to deal with the situation in a positive way. It is not adversarial.”Sanghi added, “There is unending flood of people. They are testing nearly 700 people per day and the situation is driving everyone crazy. Putting the condition – it’s not humanly possible.”Defending the government’s decision, counsel for the Delhi government Rahul Mehra, said that there is an unprecedented spike, and therefore the government has to take various significant steps.”If the government says there are no limits, there might be some that’ll take advantage of the situation, and it will spill over to 3rd or 4th day,” he explained.Adv Malhotra on the other hand stated that while he was not blaming any government, the statement that labs would be banned for holding reports for more than 24 hrs was pushing labs to not conduct tests/collect samples. He prayed that this limit be made 48 hours.The court asked Mehra, “If such a threat is actually issued, is this the way to deal with it? What does the doctor have to gain of this? He has to produce 1000 reports per day, otherwise the system will choke.”Malhotra also highlighted the issue of limited supply of oxygen, stating that those in ICU would suffer seriously, and that in the city’s dedicated Covid-19 hospital, Gangaram, this problem was already there.Mehra orally informed the court that although the Central Government had already taken certain steps for oxygen supply, providing a schedule ensuring supply of 300 MT of oxygen per day starting Apr 20, they would be requesting for upto 700 MT. He informed that the Chief Minister has also written to the Union Minister for Power in this regard.On the situation of beds, Malhotra informed the Court that in AIIMS, Delhi, out of 2500 only 266 beds were given for Covid-19 and this number ought to be increased.Upon which the counsel for Central Government, Monika Arora informed that “steps taken to increase beds were being taken everywhere, not just in hospitals.”The court has directed both governments to clarify on affidavit the availability of beds with and without ventilator and with and without oxygen, as well as availability of oxygen, by tomorrow.Next Storylast_img read more

Man inspecting carnival ride falls to his death

first_imgWNCF/ (ALEXANDER CITY, Ala.) — A man in Alabama who was inspecting a carnival ride slipped and fell about 30 feet and died, police told ABC News.The accident occurred around 5:30 p.m. local time as the man was working at the Kiwanis Club Fair in Alexander City.The operator of a ride called “Ring of Fire” asked the man if he could climb up to inspect a small wheel on the ride that didn’t look right, Tallapoosa County Coroner Mike Knox told ABC News.Knox said the employee who usually inspects the ride returned and told the man to climb down, and as he did he slipped and fell.He was taken to Russell Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Alexander City Police Chief Jay Turner told ABC News.The name of the man wasn’t yet released because his family hadn’t been notified.At the time of the incident, the ride wasn’t in service and the fair wasn’t open to the public. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Illinois reports record single-day COVID cases, hospitalizations rising in Chicago

first_imgMyriam Borzee/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Illinois reported a record number of new coronavirus cases on Thursday, with 9,935 new infections in a single day, according to state officials.Key metrics, including rising cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Illinois, indicate that the state’s outbreak is worsening, according to an ABC News analysis of data from The COVID Tracking Project.In total, 447,491 people in the state have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 10,030 people in Illinois have died of the virus, according to the state health department.In addition to rising cases, hospitalizations and deaths, an average of 19.9% of tests returned positive every day in the past week in Illinois as of Thursday, according to an ABC News analysis of data from The COVID Tracking Project, a rate that’s nearly four times higher than health experts recommend.A high positivity rate can be a sign that a state is only testing its sickest patients and failing to cast a net wide enough to accurately capture community transmission, according to Johns Hopkins University.The World Health Organization recommends that governments get their positivity testing threshold below 5%.Gov. J.B. Pritzker painted a sobering picture of of the situation in Chicago, Illinois’ largest city, during a Thursday news conference.Over the past 30 days, hospital admissions have doubled or tripled in every region of the city, according to the governor.“If the current trajectory continues, if our hospitals continue to fill up, if more and more people continue to lose their lives to this disease, we’re going to implement further statewide mitigations,” Pritzker said.Given the worsening outbreak, Pritzker said he’s likely to impose stricter COVID-19 measures, but is not currently considering a full stay-at-home order.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

I don’t want to be outsourced!

first_imgI don’t want to be outsourced!On 21 Aug 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. There is a rumour that our HRactivities will be outsourced within the next year and I presume we will all betransferred under Tupe to the service company. I like working for myorganisation, and don’t really like the idea of working for an HR company. ShouldI look for a new job now, or is working for an HR services company a goodcareer move?AllisonSheard, consultant, Chiumento Consulting Group, writes:Ifyou enjoy working for your company, what specifically is it that you like?Spend some time analysing your reasons. Is it that you genuinely enjoy workingthere, or is it that you are wary of change?Tryto find out what it is that you would miss. If it is the feeling of belongingto a wider organisation then HR specialisation may not be for you.Beforeyou make a decision find out as much as you can about what the role of theoutsourced department will be. It may be that by transferring you can keep thelinks that you enjoy with your present company but also get some wider ranging,or more up to date HR experience. In order to be sure, compare the workexperiences of friends and colleagues in the HR functions of otherorganisations and benchmark against what is happening in the wider marketplace.You will then be able to compare the likely experience of working for theoutsourced department against them.Theprocess of gathering information will help you to see a pathway through and toclarify what aspects of work you really do enjoy. This will give you informationto help you make the right career decision. MargaretMalpas, joint managing director, Malpas Flexible Learning, writes:Judgingfrom the number of organisations taking the outsourcing route you might thinkHR services was a good bandwagon to jump on. I’m not convinced that companieswill outsource anything but the most routine admin function. If you aspire to acareer in strategic HR you could find those doors closed to you. Why notenquire whether the more interesting and challenging aspects of HR are remainingin your company and make your pitch now?VicDaniels, director, Carr Lyons, writes:Itis always wise to keep your options open and test the market if there is a hintof uncertainty, especially if you do not know who you are likely to be”tuped” to. Having said this, if you do know the identity of theoutsourcee, no doubt you will undertake your due diligence and act accordingly.What you will also need to ascertain is how your HR duties are likely to beaffected given that the nature of the role itself will change. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Historic Warship Constellation Heading Back to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

first_img Equipment & technology View post tag: harbor Back to overview,Home naval-today Historic Warship Constellation Heading Back to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor View post tag: Naval Share this article March 17, 2011 View post tag: Heading Historic Warship Constellation Heading Back to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Warship View post tag: Constellation View post tag: Navy View post tag: back The Constellation is heading back to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor following repairs for rot caused by rainwater.The historic warship is expect to leave dry dock Monday in nearby Sparrows Point and head back with the submarine Torsk, which also has been undergoing repair. The ships were towed earlier this year from the tourist-oriented Inner Harbor to the industrial Sparrows Point area, marking the first time they’ve been out of the water since the late 1990s.The Constellation underwent seven weeks of repairs, and is expected to need more work in several years that could take it out of the water for up to six months.Chris Rowsom, executive director of Historic Ships in Baltimore, says rain seeping into the hull from gun ports is believed to have caused the rot.(delawareonline)[mappress]Source: delawareonline,March 17, 2011; View post tag: Inner View post tag: Baltimore’s View post tag: historiclast_img read more