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School Complex / IND [Inter.National.Design]

first_imgArchDaily CopyAbout this officeIND [Inter.National.Design]OfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureHousingEducational ArchitectureSchoolsPublic ArchitectureGovernmentMunicipal buildingHousingeducationalPublic FacilitiesSchoolEducationViranşehirInter National DesignResidentialTurkeyPublished on January 17, 2014Cite: James Taylor-Foster. “School Complex / IND [Inter.National.Design]” 17 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyInter.National.Design (IND), based in Rotterdam and Istanbul, have won first prize in a restricted competition to design a large school complex in Viranşehir, Turkey. Five rectangular courtyards, together with five dynamic public strips, combine to envelop the collection of buildings with a variety of both neutral and dynamic voidal spaces. A degree of permeability with the city is designed into the scheme with the “two types of open spaces following a gradient using the buildings as filters from the hermetic façade of the courtyards to the permeable skins of the outer façade”. Hills, pyramid stairs and areas of wild nature tie the atmosphere of the scheme into a unit within a “homogenous industrial roof profile and a modular structure”.Save this picture!Birds’ eye view. Image Courtesy of Inter.National.DesignRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Art & SignageEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsSave this picture!View of gymnasium. Image Courtesy of Inter.National.DesignOpenness and Permeability”A central idea of the scheme is to conceive a complex that is highly green and open to the city and its landscape. The open design will allow citizens and students to enjoy the qualities of a park, public space and sports facilities during the weekend as well as making use of collective functions such as the auditorium, the library, the pool or the gym.””To achieve this permeability to the city and the landscape we have placed 5 landscape bands that cross the site at strategic directions. Each landscape strip due its particular dimension and relation to program has been design with a certain identity, one band resembles a park, other a pedestrian street, one crosses into buildings making passages and shadows, another performs as an urban square and one as boulevard. Their position and directionality aim to extend links to the surrounding territory, for example the wide park band continuous the direction of the neighbouring street.”Save this picture!View of classroom corridor. Image Courtesy of Inter.National.DesignIntimacy and Domesticity”While the bands are directed at various angles, the position of rectangular courtyards at the chore of the buildings gives the overall scheme a balance between the character of the bands and the periphery of the buildings as dynamic, open, porous in contrast with the identity of the courtyards which introduce other qualities such as stability, equilibrium and symmetry. Each of the courtyards depending on its size and position is designed with a special character. One is profusely green and playful at the residence quarter while a more flexible character is placed at the courtyard where the public functions such as auditorium or cultural center are located, promoting the use of diverse scenarios for this space. Another courtyard has fruit trees while a fourth courtyard is more suitable to outdoor education through its mineral materialisation.””The size of the whole territory could inhibit students and citizens to make use of it. The crossing of the plot by public space bands brings a more domestic and friendly scale to the complex. Each building also presents a different scale and proportion giving the user a clearer perspective of his location. Furthermore the buildings present a façade that by the exposure of its roof profile brings a more manageable scale for the complex.”Save this picture!View of library from administration area. 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Observer magazine on the super-rich

first_img  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Observer magazine on the super-rich The number of millionaires is growing by 17% a year, but as a group they are still donating less than much poorer people.There are now 73,000 millionaires in Briton and the number, according to Datamonitor, is growing at an average of 17 per cent a year. Yet the wealthiest people still give less than the rest of us as a proportion of income after tax.William Shaw looks at what motivates some millionaires to give in today’s Observer magazine. He interviews Internet millionaire Peter Dawe, Computacenter founder Peter Ogden, property developer Peter de Savary, supermarket curry king Gulam Noon, and IT entrepreneur Steve Shirley. Advertisement Can you persuade a multimillionaire to donate to your charity? Apparently you can. ‘”Sit next to them at dinner!”advises Lady Hilary Browne-Wilkinson, director of the Institute for Philanthropy at University College London.Read Giving it large by William Shaw in The Observer magazine. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 June 2002 | Newslast_img read more

Charity singles vie for Christmas number one spot

first_img Advertisement Charity singles vie for Christmas number one spot More on this year’s charity-benefitting Christmas singles:The best 2020 charity Christmas singles 9 December 2020The best 2020 charity Christmas singles part two 17 December 2020  303 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis This year’s Christmas number one could very well be a single that benefits a charity, data from Gambling.com has revealed, with LadBaby’s contribution, Don’t Stop Me Eatin’ – a rendition of Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing – sitting at 1/1.This makes LadBaby the favourite at the moment and could see him take the top spot for the third year running with all proceeds from his single going to The Trussell Trust. Last year, Mark, alongside his wife Roxanne, topped the charts with “I Love Sausage Rolls”; a parody of Alan Merrill’s “I Love Rock and Roll” while in 2018 the duo bagged the Christmas number 1 spot with “We Built This City (On Sausage Rolls)” parodying Starship’s 80s track.According to Gambling.com however, Justin Bieber’s odds of claiming the number one spot have shot up in the last few days, beating the previous favourites, Liverpool-based PopVox Choir, which was previously sitting at 7/4 odds a few days ago and is now at 7/1, representing a 12.5% chance of a number one hit.Justin Bieber has now claimed the second and third spot for the bookies’ favourite to land a number one Christmas hit, with 9/4 odds for his track Holy and the same odds for his Last Christmas rendition with the NHS choir. Both tracks have a 30.8% chance of being a number one hit, according to the latest odds from the bookies.While PopVox’s Sing it Out is benefitting Childline, all proceeds from Justin Bieber & the NHS Choir will be split between NHS Charities Together and the choir’s local NHS trust charity, which supports the delivery of NHS services in Lewisham and Greenwich.Other contenders also benefitting charities are Patch Dillon & Family’s A Normal Christmas, which is fundraising for Make-A-Wish UK, Shine a Light to Fight and The Portraits single Together in Electric Dreams, which marks the lives lost in the UK during the pandemic and benefits MIND and Cruse Bereavement Care, and Rig Aid, which is raising funds for Restart Rugby.Mariah Carey was originally the bookies’ favourite to take the number one spot, and while she was previously sitting near the bottom of the charts at odds of 20/1, Mariah’s chances of a number one Christmas hit have shot up in the last few days to 5/1, representing a 16.7% chance of taking the top spot.Wham and Rig Aid with their old school classics It’s Christmas Time and Last Christmas both sit at odds of 20/1, representing a 4.8% chance of taking the top spot. Tagged with: charity single christmas 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 www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Melanie May | 18 December 2020 | Newslast_img read more

Pasadena Community Leaders Recognized as Civil Rights Pioneers by the California State Legislature

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Government Pasadena Community Leaders Recognized as Civil Rights Pioneers by the California State Legislature Published on Monday, February 11, 2019 | 5:15 pm Drs. Jacqueline and David Jacobs were recognized by Assemblymember Chris Holden and the California Legislative Black Caucus in Sacramento as the 41st Assembly District’s “2019 Unsung Heroes” for their contributions to the advancement of equal rights for all individuals.“Drs. Jacqueline and David Jacobs’ contributions to our community will have a powerful impact for years to come,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Through their dedication and hard work, they carry on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and are an inspiration for future generations.”Drs. Jacqueline and David Jacobs are long-time residents of Altadena, California. They are both retired educators and serve in volunteer leadership roles at Scott United Methodist Church, the Aspires West Pasadena Program (an after school program offering tutoring and life skills training) and the Martin Luther King Community Coalition, which focuses on the legacy of Dr. King.Drs. Jacqueline and David Jacobs began their careers teaching in the public schools of Mobile, Alabama. Their professional and service involvement spans many years and a variety of areas.Jacqueline is the former Dean of Life Sciences at Pasadena City College (PCC), after which she was promoted to Vice President. She has also served as Associate Vice President of Academic Services at the California State University of Northridge, and a Bio Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of NASA. In addition to her professional academic and scientific work, she has worked with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the NAACP, and the Pasadena Unified School district for two board terms, including two years as President.David has been an Adjunct Professor at several colleges including Pasadena City College and Pacific Oaks College, Executive Director of State Childcare Programs, and founded the Federation of Community Controlled Day Care Centers of Alabama (FOCAL). He was also an organizer for the American Friends Service Committee on School Desegregation, and president of the Pasadena/Altadena chapter of the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI). Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 6 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News More Cool Stuff Business News Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

L.A. Metro Extends Public Comment Period On North Hollywood To Pasadena Route

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News North Hollywood to Pasadena Transit Corridor. Courtesy MetroThe Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced Monday that it is extending to Dec. 28 the public comment period for the North Hollywood to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Project.The MTA plans to build a Bus Rapid Transit line that would connect the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, traveling east-west between the North Hollywood Metro B (Red)/G (Orange) Line Station and Pasadena City College with stops in downtown Burbank, Glendale and Eagle Rock, depending on the route option.Metro officials said staff extended the public comment period on the project because the original public comment period fell within the 2020 election and the start of the holiday period, and they want to allow stakeholders more time to learn about and weigh in on the project.Metro released its draft environmental impact report on Oct. 26 and has since held two virtual public hearings to provide information and gather community feedback on the $267 million, 18-mile project.Metro officials said they will continue to take feedback from the community via its virtual platform and by phone, email and mail.The draft report is designed to provide the community with information on potential environmental impacts, identify ways to prevent potential damage to the environment and provide information about the decision-making process, Metro officials said. It also includes information on potential route options and alternatives.More information can be found at www.metro.net/projects/noho-pasadena- corridor/. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Community News Community News L.A. Metro Extends Public Comment Period On North Hollywood To Pasadena Route CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Monday, November 30, 2020 | 4:12 pm Subscribe Herbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment More Cool Stuff CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business Newslast_img read more

HUD, White House Pen Op-Ed on ‘Defending Suburbs’

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Mortgage-Loan Delinquency Rates: Q2 2020 Snapshot Next: Best Homes Title Agency Expands Midwest Footprint Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago President Donald Trump and HUD Secretary Dr. Benjamin Carson co-authored an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal, addressing housing-industry talking points such as affordability, single-family zoning, opportunity zones, and the President’s recent campaign press to “defend the suburbs.”This topic has become a recent talking point for President Trump’s campaign. The resulting op-ed skews sharply along partisan lines, with the text defending American suburbs as “thriving” and asserting that Democratic lawmakers “oppose us on rebuilding the economy, on law and order, and on school choice.” It also blames alleged crime rates in cities on the push to allow more multifamily and low-income housing in areas traditionally zoned only for single-family homes.As one example, the authors note that HUD, under the previous administration “pressured Westchester County, New York, to change its zoning rules. Although Westchester was never found to have discriminated against anyone, HUD used the threat of withholding federal money to pressure it to raise property taxes and build nearly 11,000 low-income, high-density apartments.”The op-ed also criticizes similar pushback against single-family zoning in areas such as Minneapolis, Oregon, and California.In Minneapolis last year, city leaders were first to eradicate single-family zoning, while Oregon became the first state to preempt single-family zoning. It did so by requiring localities with a minimum of 10 residents to open the gates to duplexes and, in some instances, fourplexes, on each lot.Critics of single-family zoning argue that revisiting these regulations is necessary in order to supplement the supply of affordable housing. This was a hot topic even before the pandemic, and all the more so amid the ongoing health and economic crisis. Proponents of single-family zoning argue that allowing higher-density zoning in previously single-family areas can contribute to crime and lower property values, among other issues.According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, more than 10 million low-income households are severely cost burden and spend more than 50% of earning on housing.Speaking to MReport for a recent cover story on the topic of single-family zoning, Tendayi Kapfidze, Chief Economist for LendingTree, said that, despite worries expressed by critics, removing single-family zoning does not restrict single-family homes.“The zoning restriction creates affordability problems in many of the most desired metro areas and removing it should be a priority for cities that want to be competitive in the future,” he said. He also added that April’s data found the average existing single-family home price was $288,700, while the median condo price was $267,200. Kapfidze added “the difference is even greater for homes in the same market as condos are more often in more expensive locations.”You can read our full coverage of the debate over single-family housing in our July 2020 MReport cover story. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Ben Carson Commentary Trump 2020-08-17 Christina Hughes Babb Related Articles HUD, White House Pen Op-Ed on ‘Defending Suburbs’  The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago August 17, 2020 1,205 Views Home / Daily Dose / HUD, White House Pen Op-Ed on ‘Defending Suburbs’  Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Ben Carson Commentary Trump About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Postlast_img read more

Party guests exposed to COVID-19 not cooperating, officials say

first_imgnarvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, EMILY SHAPIRO and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 515,000 people worldwide.Over 10.6 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks. Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 2.6 million diagnosed cases and at least 128,044 deaths. Here’s how the news developed Wednesday. All times Eastern:9:49 p.m.: Los Angeles releases new color-coded threat indicatorLos Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti introduced a new color-coded threat level indicator at a press conference on Wednesday, saying the county currently resides at orange — the second-highest level.“Today we are at orange, that means the risk of infection is high with 1 in 140 people in LA County are estimated to be infected,” Garcetti said. “When the indicator is orange you should stay home.”“Red would mean that we are still at the highest risk of infection and residents must stay home; we would likely be on a mandated safer-at-home order,” he added.There were 2,002 new cases and 35 deaths in LA County reported on Wednesday. Officials also noted that statistics were missing from one of the larger labs in the area, so case totals were likely higher. There are 1,889 people currently hospitalized, the most since May.Garcetti said the infection rate could be as high as 1 in 70 in the upcoming weeks.“This spike in infections and in hospitalizations is serious,” he said. “I know we are exhausted, I know we let down our guard, I know we think we are invincible, but this disease reminds us we aren’t.”“We took this seriously in March, in April and in May when we sacrificed and stayed at home we saved thousands and thousands of lives,” he added.7:55 p.m.: US sets new record for COVID-19 casesThe U.S. reported over 50,000 new cases of COVID-19 for the first time on Wednesday, according to the COVID Tracking Project.The total — 52,982 — included record daily cases in Arizona, California, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas, it said.The national positivity rate also rose to 7.3%, and hospitalizations are back to late-May levels, the project reported.7:16 p.m.: Dog dies, tests positive for COVIDA 6-year-old mixed breed in Georgia has died from the coronavirus, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.The dog came down with “a sudden onset of neurological illness which progressed rapidly over the course of a couple of days” and had to be euthanized.The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirmed the dog was positive for COVID-19, though it did not actually test the animal.There have been a number of animals to test positive for coronavirus in the United States, according to the USDA, including three dogs and four cats. The USDA also confirmed a lion and a tiger tested positive at the Bronx Zoo, though the zoo reported six other big cats had also been diagnosed.6:09 p.m.: SC announces highest daily death tollSouth Carolina announced 1,497 new cases today, according to Dr. Linda Bell, South Carolina’s state epidemiologist.There were also a daily record of 24 new confirmed deaths.And in another record, there are currently 1,160 hospitalized in the state.“Unless we do something dramatically different to control this disease that is spread simply by breathing from infected people, then we will be looking at projections that are far worse than what we are experiencing now,” Bell said.5:50 p.m.: Texas hits record 8,076 new casesTexas has hit a record 8,076 new cases of the coronavirus — about 1,100 more than yesterday’s previous record — and the state now has a positivity rate of 13.56%, down slightly from Tuesday.Hospitalizations have jumped to 6,904 statewide.Texas Medical Center hospitals in Houston are transitioning to a phase 2 surge planning as the intensive care unit capacity nears 100%.On Wednesday, officials also announced that beaches in Galveston, a popular cooling off destination just southeast of Houston, will close during the Fourth of July weekend due to increases in COVID-19 cases. Beaches will be off-limits starting Friday at 5 a.m. and reopen Monday morning.5:12 p.m.: Texas hits record 8,076 new casesTexas has hit a record 8,076 new cases of the coronavirus — about 1,100 more than yesterday’s previous record — and the state now has a positivity rate of 13.56%, down slightly from Tuesday.Hospitalizations have jumped to 6,904 statewide.Texas Medical Center hospitals in Houston are transitioning to a phase 2 surge planning as the intensive care unit capacity nears 100%.4:55 p.m.: TSA closes main Atlanta checkpoint after screener tests positiveAtlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport shut down its main TSA checkpoint for a deep cleaning on Wednesday after a screener tested positive for COVID-19, a TSA spokesperson said.That officer was last working on Tuesday from 3:30 a.m. to noon.The main checkpoint is expected to reopen Thursday morning as the airport anticipates a jump in travelers for the Fourth of July holiday.The TSA is projecting it will screen 27,000 passengers on Thursday and again Friday — up from their recent average of around 20,000, the spokesperson said.Overall, the TSA has had 866 federal employees test positive for COVID-19. Twenty-nine of them work at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.3:15 p.m.: California shuts down most indoor businesses in 19 countiesAs California sees a significant increase in its positivity rate, the state is immediately requiring these businesses to close indoor operations: restaurants, wineries, movie theaters, zoos, museums, family entertainment centers and card rooms.This applies to all counties that have been on the “county monitoring list” for three consecutive days, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday. Nineteen counties are currently on the list, including Los Angeles, Orange, Sacramento and Fresno.This guidance will remain in place for at least three weeks, Newsom said.Newsom also said parking facilities at state beaches in Southern California and the Bay Area will be closed for the 4th of July weekend.In counties that close local beaches, the state will join and close state beaches, he said.2:50 p.m.: Party host with COVID-19 spreads virus to at least 8 guestsRockland County, New York, is seeing a coronavirus cluster attributed to a large party — one of the many gatherings in the area, county Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel said Wednesday.The host of the party was ill at the time and the virus spread to at least eight others — all young adults, Schnabel said at a news conference.“Large gatherings remain an issue,” she said. “The risk for transmission of the virus is high and very real.”Schnabel said some people contacted by health investigators are denying being at the party and are refusing to speak to the investigators.“Many do not answer their cell phones and do not call back,” she said. “‘Sometimes parents answer for their adult children and promise that they have been home consistently — when they have not been.”“This must stop,” she said. “Unfortunately I am now forced by these circumstances to send subpoenas to the individuals who are required to cooperate with us.”2:30 p.m.: Masks now required statewide in OregonEffective now, masks will be required statewide in Oregon, Gov. Kate Brown announced.The mandate applies to all indoor places. Children 12 and younger do not have to wear a mask, though it is still encouraged.Oregon has had one of the lowest COVID-19 mortality rates in the country, Brown said, and she warned, “an uncontrolled spike in cases will threaten our hospital capacity.”Oregon has over 8,600 cases of the coronavirus and Brown said the state could reach 10,000 cases within a week.12:15 p.m.: WHO says 60% of all COVID-19 cases were reported in the last monthSixty-percent of all COVID-19 cases so far have been reported just in the past month, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a news conference on Wednesday.“For the past week, the number of new cases has exceeded 160,000 on every single day,” he said. As the U.S. reports around 45,000 new cases a day, the WHO points to the two countries which were once the epicenters of pandemic: Italy and Spain.Spain was reporting around 10,000 new cases per day at its peak while Italy was reporting around 6,500 new cases per day, Tedros said.“We will never get tired of saying that the best way out of this pandemic is to take a comprehensive approach,” Tedros said.Countries that have adopted this comprehensive approach have suppressed COVID-19 transmission and saved lives, he said.Tedros added that flare-ups are to be expected as countries start to lift restrictions, but one of the lessons of the pandemic is that no matter what situation a country is in, it can be turned around.“It’s never too late,” he said. 11:50 a.m.: Cuomo to Trump: ‘Admit you were wrong’The coronavirus is “getting worse” across the U.S. with 35 states seeing increasing infection rates, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.Cuomo slammed President Donald Trump who he said “denied the reality of this situation from day one.”“Republican governors listened [to Trump]. And a lot of Republicans listened and won’t wear a mask,” Cuomo said at a news conference. “He has lived in denial and he has been denying the scientific facts from day one.”“Now the country is suffering because of the president and it’s time for him to change course,” Cuomo said. “The first thing he can do — come clean with the American people, admit the threat of this virus. Admit you were wrong.”10:50 a.m.: Florida hits 15% positivity rateIn Florida, the number of coronavirus cases jumped by 6,563 in one day, bringing the state to a positivity rate of 15%, according to the state’s Department of Health.In Miami-Dade County, which includes Miami, and in Osceola County, which is near Orlando, 18.2% of those tested are positive.10:25 a.m.: NYC postpones opening indoor diningNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is postponing the reopening of indoor dining, he said on Wednesday.De Blasio said his decision comes as he watches states including Florida, Texas and California “slipping backward,” with cases rising, especially “around people going back to bars and restaurants indoors.”Instead, New York City will “double down” on outdoor dining, de Blasio said.He said 6,600 restaurants are already participating.New York City, initially the nation’s epicenter of the pandemic, is now on the road to recovery.Of those tested for the coronavirus citywide, just 2% are now testing positive, de Blasio said Wednesday.While indoor dining will not yet restart, New York City beaches are opening for the season on Wednesday.8:30 a.m.: Lockdown returns to UK city of LeicesterThe British government is reimposing lockdown restrictions in Leicester following a spike in coronavirus infections. Non-essential shops and most schools in the central city will have to close again on Thursday, just two weeks after reopening. Meanwhile, Saturday’s loosening of restrictions for pubs and restaurants across England will not be taking place in Leicester.The city had “10% of all positive cases in the country over the past week,” U.K. Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock told lawmakers Monday. Hancock said the reimposed measures would be enforced by local police “in some cases.” It’s the country’s first such regional lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.7:53 a.m.: Hundreds of new cases reportedly linked to Myrtle Beach visitsHundreds of new coronavirus cases have been linked to recent trips to South Carolina’s popular resort city, Myrtle Beach, according to reports from local ABC affiliates.Dr. David Goodfriend, director of the Loudoun County Health Department in Virginia, told Washington, D.C. ABC affiliate WJLA-TV that around 100 teenagers from the area have tested positive for COVID-19 after visiting Myrtle Beach.“We’re starting to see more and more positive test results come in, and as we followed up on those, similarly, they had shared they had gone down to Myrtle Beach, at least the Myrtle Beach area,” Goodfriend said. “At least one group said there were about 40 folks staying in one house and they were having parties or being at parties with over 100 people in the house.”Dr. Molly O’Dell, director of communicable disease control with the Virginia Department of Health’s Roanoke City-Alleghany Districts, told Lynchburg, Virginia ABC affiliate WSET-TV that 130 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the area on Tuesday and that more than 100 of them are linked to Myrtle Beach visits.O’Dell recommended anyone returning home from Myrtle Beach to self-quarantine for 14 days and watch for symptoms.7:11 a.m.: 100K cases per day ‘is where we’re heading,’ Harvard doctor warnsDr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, affirmed concerns voiced by the nation’s top infectious disease expert that the United States could see 100,000 new coronavirus cases per day.“That is where we’re heading,” Jha told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview Wednesday on Good Morning America.Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease, made the stark warning during a Senate hearing on Tuesday, saying, “I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 [cases] a day if this does not turn around.”But Jha said “there are things we can do right now” to “avoid the fate that Dr. Fauci mentioned.”“First and foremost, I think we need every state to have a mandatory mask law. I just think we can’t dither around on masks; everybody needs to be wearing one when they’re outside of their home,” he said. “Second is, I think we just can’t right now afford indoor gatherings; so no bars, I don’t even know if we can keep restaurants open, certainly not nightclubs. We’ve got to get very serious about that. And then we’ve got to keep pushing on testing and tracing.”If all else fails, “then you have to just essentially shut the state down,” Jha said.“We’ve got to get on top of this otherwise we’ll find ourselves with some very unappetizing choices,” he added. “A stay-at-home order, in my mind, is really the last thing that you do when nothing else has worked.”6:43 a.m.: Washington state sees second-highest increase in casesWashington state reported 571 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, marking its second-highest single-day increase since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.The state’s highest single-day rise was set on June 19, when 619 new cases were confirmed.Overall, the Washington State Department of Health has reported 32,824 confirmed cases with 1,332 deaths.6:02 a.m.: Tokyo Disneyland reopens for first time in four monthsTokyo Disneyland reopened Wednesday after being closed for four months due to the coronavirus pandemic.The 115-acre theme park in Urayasu, near Tokyo, has undertaken a new set of policies and safety measures to protect against COVID-19, such as temperature screenings and the mandatory use of face masks.Tickets to the park must be purchased online in advance. A limited number of guests will be allowed at a time in attractions, shops, restaurants and other facilities. Disney characters must maintain social distancing while greeting guests. Meanwhile, the park’s signature shows and parades remain suspended to avoid the formation of crowds, according to information posted on the Tokyo Disneyland website.Tokyo DisneySea also reopened in Urayasu on Wednesday. Both parks suspended operations on Feb. 29 due to coronavirus concerns.Tokyo, which has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country, permitted the area’s amusement parks to reopen in mid-June, after the Japanese government completely lifted the nationwide state of emergency in late May.The Walt Disney Company is the parent company of ABC News. 5:35 a.m.: US reports nearly 44,800 new cases in one dayNearly 44,800 new cases of COVID-19 were identified in the United States on Tuesday, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The latest daily caseload is just under the country’s record high of more than 45,000 new cases identified last Friday.The national total currently stands at 2,636,538 diagnosed cases with at least 127,425 deaths.The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up to over 30,000 and then crossing 40,000 last week.Nearly half of all 50 states have seen a rise in infections in recent weeks, with some — such as Florida, South Carolina and Georgia — reporting daily records.3:38 a.m.: Europe reopens borders but US travelers remain barredThe European Union began opening its external borders on Wednesday, but travelers from the United States aren’t among those allowed to visit.EU ambassadors have agreed on lifting travel restrictions for 15 countries based on the epidemiological situation and containment measures, including Australia, Canada, South Korea and Tunisia. China was also included on the list but with a caveat — the country must reciprocate by allowing EU travelers to visit.Countries where coronavirus infections are on the rise were excluded from the list, noticeably the United States, Russia and Brazil.The criteria requires that the number of new COVID-19 cases over the last 14 days per 100,000 people is similar or below that of the EU’s. According to The New York Times, the average among the 27 countries within the EU was 16 in mid-June; in the United States, it was 107.The EU said countries must also have a “stable or decreasing trend of new cases over this period in comparison to the previous 14 days.” The bloc will consider the reliability of each nation’s data as well as what measures have been taken in response to their outbreaks, including contact tracing and testing. Reciprocity will also be taken into account.U.S. President Donald Trump suspended travelers from most European countries in March. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. 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Putting ideas and skills in motion

first_img Comments are closed. Yet although the distance between from one European country to another may be smaller than in the US, the obstacles that need to be overcome are considerably greater. Cultural barriers are the most self-evident. Foreign languages are essential for many posts – restricting the number of people who are equipped to undertake assignments. Working cultures can also vary between regions, making it difficult for managers to get the best from all employees.Regulatory barriers are the most complex to deal with. Diverse social security systems throughout Europe are funded on different bases and supply varying levels of benefit. Typically they penalise those who choose to travel between systems. Practical barriers include areas like young people’s education. Apart from language, school systems vary, sometimes making it completely impractical to move from one country to another. And even if someone has the requisite skills and languages to move abroad, it is likely that their spouse or partner does not.All of which create considerable cost barriers for companies looking to work throughout Europe. According to a recent CBI survey, 16 per cent of companies expect the volume of international relocations to increase in the coming year. This is down on last year’s figure, perhaps an indication that companies are looking to avoid the high costs.On a broader level, the high price of mobility within Europe can handicap the development of European champions, particularly in the expanding hi-tech industries. For example, an American business looking to grow throughout the US has none of the above considerations compared to a European company expanding in the EU. To reach the level of global player therefore requires additional expertise, and for a European company is like running a hurdle race against competitors running on the flat.To explore these issues further, the CBI has launched the European Mobility Forum (EMFO) with support from the European Social Fund. It aims to create a unique information resource on employee mobility throughout the EU, looking at the practical and innovative solutions to obstacles that are developed on a regular basis by companies all over Europe. The project will explore and disseminate good practice, and will be particularly useful for growing SMEs looking to minimise the initial costs of moving employees.EMFO was launched at the Europe Without Borders conference in London last week. A web site will incorporate information on a complete range of subjects related to employee mobility on a country-by-country basis, and an on-line debating forum. Apart from helping companies throughout the EU, research from the project will be used to lobby relevant government institutions.web link ercinfo@cbi.org.uk Contact Tom Hadley020-7395 8159thomas.hadley@cbi.org.uk Putting ideas and skills in motionOn 20 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Success is no accident

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Success is no accidentOn 1 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article The European Health and Safety Week will look at reducing the toll ofworkplace accidentsThis year’s European Health and Safety Week will focus on the prevention ofaccidents in the workplace, the Health and Safety Executive has announced. The week, – running from October 15 – will have the theme “Success isno accident” and will look at ways of reducing the toll of deaths andinjuries that occur unnecessarily every year in the workplace. Latest figures show an average of 400 people are killed annually in the UKby work activities and more than a million are injured, revealed the HSE. As well as the huge cost in terms of misery and suffering, these accidentsresult in a loss of £18bn to the British economy, it added. Peter Rimmer, HSE director of information, said: “Reducing workplaceaccidents will obviously save lives and injuries but, from a businessviewpoint, it also makes economic sense. “The most successful companies usually have the best accidentprevention records. The European Health and Safety Week has fast become aBritish success story and I would urge all businesses to take part and share inits success.” The event, part of a wider European initiative organised by the EuropeanAgency for Safety and Health, has been run since 1996, and has growndramatically in importance and influence, particularly in the UK. Last year’s safety week, held last autumn, involved 7,000 UK organisationswith its message reaching more than 4 million employees. More than 5,000activities, major advertising initiatives and other actions were carried out,with more than 60,000 action packs sent out by the HSE. This year free action packs will be available once again, containing anewsletter, posters, stickers, and general information. These will be available from the end of June by calling 0845 7181819. www.hse.gov.uk last_img read more

The ‘scaly-foot gastropod’: a new genus and species of hydrothermal vent-endemic gastropod (Neomphalina: Peltospiridae) from the Indian Ocean

first_imgThe ‘scaly-foot gastropod’ is widely recognized as an iconic species of deep-sea hydrothermal vent ecosystems in the Indian Ocean. Uniquely among gastropods, this species carries hundreds of dermal sclerites on its foot and these scales can be covered in iron sulphide that also covers its shell, making it the only extant metazoan known to utilize iron sulphide as part of its skeleton. It has not been formally named, despite attracting great attention from both scientists and the general public alike, although a manuscript name has occasionally been used in various sources. The RRS James Cook JC67 expedition in 2011 sampled the biota of the Longqi vent field (37°47.027′S, 49°38.963′E), Southwest Indian Ridge, for the first time, revealing a previously unknown population of the ‘scaly-foot gastropod’. The present study gives a formal name to the ‘scaly-foot gastropod’, Chrysomallon squamiferum n. gen., n. sp. with Longqi vent field as the type locality. The erection of the new monotypic genus is supported by both morphological and molecular characterization, differentiating it from existing genera of the family Peltospiridae. Analysis of the cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene reveals a 24–26% pairwise distance between Chrysomallon and five other genera of Peltospiridae, while the range among those five genera is 14–25%. The new genus is placed in the family Peltospiridae based on morphological characteristics, including lack of sexual dimorphism, no copulatory organ, the distal end of marginal teeth being subdivided into many denticles and the ventral margin of the gill leaflets carrying a series of bulges. A five-gene Bayesian phylogenetic reconstruction does not contradict the placement within Peltospiridae.last_img read more