Hourglass Corral House / decaARCHITECTURE

first_img Dionysis Dikefalos, Alison Katri, Carlos Loperena, Maria Pappa, Aliki Samara- Chrisostomidou, Alexandros Vaitsos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957452/hourglass-corral-house-deca-architecture Clipboard CopyLandscape Architecture, Houses•Milos, Greece “COPY” ERISMA G.P Structural engineer: Hourglass Corral House / decaARCHITECTURESave this projectSaveHourglass Corral House / decaARCHITECTURE Architects: decaARCHITECTURE Area Area of this architecture project ASlight CopyAbout this officedecaARCHITECTUREOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsLandscape ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesMilosOn FacebookGreecePublished on February 25, 2021Cite: “Hourglass Corral House / decaARCHITECTURE” 25 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Greece Area:  2800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Alumil, Artemide, Boffi, Gaggenau, AEON, FLOS, Hunza Outdoor Lighting, Sight Specific, Toscot 2020 Photographs TEKEM S.A ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957452/hourglass-corral-house-deca-architecture Clipboard Lead Architects: Hourglass Corral House / decaARCHITECTURE Mechanical engineer: Save this picture!© Yiorgis Yerolymbos+ 39Curated by Paula Pintos Share Construction Documents:Dionysis Dikefalos, Carlos Loperena, Maria Pappa, Alexandros VaitsosConstruction Management:Carlos Loperena, Maria Pappa, Alexandros VaitsosSite Manager:Petros PapageorgiouTopographer:Giorgos FilippouCity:MilosCountry:GreeceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yiorgis YerolymbosRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. The Hourglass Corral is a house located on the Cycladic island of Milos, Greece. Its significance is best understood within its larger context. It is the most recent addition of a project called ‘Voronoi’s Corrals’ which began ten years ago and presently encompasses a territory of 90,000 square meters. Save this picture!© Yiorgis YerolymbosSave this picture!Roof PlanSave this picture!© Yiorgis YerolymbosAs a whole, the project is an ongoing effort to integrate the ubiquitous ‘holiday home’ dotting the Southern European coasts within a larger social, cultural, and economic context. Instead of ceding large areas of wilderness and agricultural land over to the pressures of the tourism industry, these corrals reinterpret the local heritage of creating territories for the cohabitation and mutual preservation of the wild, the rural, and the domestic. Save this picture!© Yiorgis YerolymbosSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Yiorgis YerolymbosPreserving the diversity of use and the productivity of the land means a continuing commitment and exchange with the local community and its economy beyond the limited time frame of the holiday seasons. It is a model for the symbiotic existence of the traditional living and productive landscape and the needs and idiosyncratic characteristics of the contemporary ‘leisure culture’.Save this picture!© Yiorgis YerolymbosThe Hourglass Corral is the largest domestic environment of the property. Its organization is derived from the parametric manipulation of Voronoi Cells. Each cell corresponds to a clearly defined use, be it an exterior courtyard, a shading canopy, a common space, a bedroom, or an auxiliary space. From the interior, the ceiling of each cell folds upwards towards its center point where it is pierced by a circular skylight. Save this picture!© Yiorgis YerolymbosSave this picture!© Yiorgis YerolymbosThe skylights are operable and together with the planted roofs, the exterior shading, and the thick external walls they contribute to the reduction of the energy needs of the house. Like the other corrals, the Hourglass Corral has a stone fence that separates and protects from each other the wild and the agricultural areas. Inside, its cultivation is dedicated to Mediterranean plant species used for the extraction of essential oils. The cultivated cells encompass the entire corral, covering the roofs of the buildings and making the house volumes blend into its landscape. Save this picture!© Yiorgis YerolymbosFrom above, the main clue of inhabitation is from the circular skylights, while the difference between the planting areas reveals the cells: the underlining organization of the design.Save this picture!© Yiorgis YerolymbosProject gallerySee allShow lessArchDaily China’s 2021 Building of the Year Awards are Now Open for NominationsArchitecture NewsUrban Waterways: The Dynamics of Canal ArchitectureArticles Share “COPY” ArchDaily Projects Landscape Architecture Year:  Lighting design: Photographs:  Yiorgis Yerolymbos Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

Sanctions = Health terrorism

first_imgA timely international webinar, sponsored by SanctionsKill.org on May 9, featured representatives from Cuba, Iran, Nicaragua, Syria and Venezuela, plus a statement from Zimbabwe addressing the deadly impact of U.S. sanctions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 1,000 people from nearly every continent, including multiple U.S. cities, viewed the event. The United National Antiwar Coalition hosted the event, which Popular Resistance streamed, providing over 4,000 additional views.During the coronavirus crisis, the U.S., with the highest global death count, has cruelly intensified sanctions and military threats, effectively weaponizing COVID-19 to bring about regime change in countries whose governments refuse to follow the dictates of Washington and Wall Street. Criminal U.S. sanctions are officially imposed on 39 countries — over a third of the world’s population — and colonized Puerto Rico through the Jones Act. The sanctions deny access to medicine and medical equipment vital for fighting COVID-19, as well as to world markets for food and other necessities.While the U.N. has called for loosening of sanctions, and several countries, including many U.S. allies, have defied them and sent medical aid, it is more critical than ever that people in the U.S. strongly denounce the sanctions, which are essentially acts of war.‘Sanctions are a declaration of war’Chargé D’affaires of the Cuban Mission to the U.N. Ana Silvia Rodriguez Abascal opened the program, noting that she has lived all her life under the economic blockade imposed by the U.S. on Cuba in 1962. “An array of restrictions and laws have been signed over the years, strengthening the blockade,” she explained, “but over the last year the very aggressive policies of the current administration have damaged the economy by intentionally targeting hotels and the tourism industry and restricting flights to Cuba.” Abascal described how sanctions have escalated during the COVID-19 crisis, preventing shipments of fuel, medical equipment and other supplies necessary to address the pandemic. “Multinationalism and anti-imperialist solidarity are essential to counter the blockade.”A statement from Dr. Frank Guni, Secretary for Administration, ZANU-PF North America, was read by Omowale Clay of the December 12 Movement. Guni explained that the struggle for independence from imperialism was focused on returning land in Zimbabwe to the people. “For the West this was an insult — that the Zimbabwe people dared to take their land back, so the U.S. set about to destroy our economy. President Clinton was instrumental in cutting off our country from the international trade and development fundamental to growth.”  Guni noted that due to prior experience in dealing with natural disasters and epidemics, Zimbabwe has been able to limit the impact of COVID-19. “Our only ‘crime’ is that the Zimbabwe government wants to determine their economy and development. … Sanctions are a declaration of war — a war we must win.” Nicaraguan Ambassador to the U.S. Francisco O. Campbell described the hardships and poverty caused by sanctions. “The Nicaraguan government’s policy of reconciliation and national unity to fight poverty was sustained by a strong participatory democracy, which until recently had gross domestic product growth of 5 percent annually,” Campbell said. “We provided free health care and education, built highways and opened new areas for economic development. … In 2007 President George W. Bush suspended unilateral aid and imposed financial sanctions. Today the U.S. government uses its international influence to restrict Nicaragua’s access to loans in violation of international law.“While the U.S. sanctions have impacted our health care system and ability to deal with COVID-19, Nicaragua’s model public health care brigades, social distancing, contact tracing and border control agreements with Honduras and Costa Rica have limited the spread.” Campbell concluded, “Cuba, China and others are providing assistance, and we are confident that the indomitable spirit and determination of the Nicaraguan people will prevail.”Sanctions = economic warSyrian Ambassador to the U.N. Dr. Bashar Ja’afari stated, “We suffer from too many viruses — some human, some not. Economic sanctions and regime change efforts through military intervention and imposition of sanctions have left humanity suffering. COVID-19, an extraordinary circumstance that requires unification of international, regional and national measures, poses new challenges to the Syrian government.“The central bank of Syria is unable to access our own funds, frozen by sanctions and U.S. pressure on international banks. … The sanctions amount to health terrorism, on top of political, economic, financial, media and military terrorism by the U.S.,” Ja’afari said. “In March, U.N. Secretary General António Guterres called for the lifting of sanctions, but since then all initiatives and draft resolutions have been infiltrated by the West.”Iranian Ambassador to the U.N. Majid Takht-Ravanchi addressed the negative impact of sanctions on his country’s ability to fight COVID-19. “The disease spreads like wildfire and the continued sanctions undermine our ability to fight it. Iran is experiencing one of the worst outbreaks of the virus, despite the fact that Iran’s medical facilities, doctors and nurses are among some of the finest in the world, as recognized by the World Health Organization.“U.S. officials claim that humanitarian and medical needs are exempt from sanctions … but several countries that supplied medicines and equipment to fight COVID-19 have stopped shipping to Iran because the sanctions make it impossible. … We need to be able to fight COVID-19 without any hindrance.”Venezuela’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Carlos J. Ron Martinez called for countries undergoing sanctions to come together to challenge the U.S. Martinez described U.S. aggression, including sanctions dating back to 2006, but escalating under the current administration, and the recent failed military attack.“We have received multinational solidarity from Cuba, China, and Russia, and the WHO, which has provided insulin, test kits and supplies. Venezuela today is the country in this region which has carried out the highest number of tests — 6,000 per million inhabitants — surveyed over 19 million people, and sent teams of 11,000 doctors to visit homes.”In the final question-and-answer period, Martinez called on global movements to challenge the validity of sanctions which have become accepted policy. “We are in the middle of something as tragic as this pandemic and still there are U.S. lawmakers defending the use of sanctions. There has to be a political cost, not just criticism. … These policies destroy the economies of nations for years to come and effect whole populations. … We have to end this culture where regressive measures are acceptable as foreign policy.”SanctionsKill.org organizers urged viewers to sign and share a pledge, available on the website, to oppose military action and continued U.S. sanctions. 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The Benefits of Infant and Toddler Swimming

first_imgcenter column 5 The Benefits of Infant and Toddler Swimming Swimming is an important life skill everyone should learn, starting them young is good, and the benefits it offers make it even better By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | 5:03 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Getting kids to learn how to swim as early as 3 months old offers more than just the ability to navigate through water safely and with ease.Aside from learning how to swim, what other benefits are there for toddlers and infants? For starters, improvement in social, emotional and physical development. Additionally, there is also the potential to increase intelligence, concentration, alertness, and perceptual abilities.I think we can all agree that all the above are positive and necessary life skills children need to develop.A study has also suggested that children who learn how to swim at an early age tend to be smarter.Researchers from the Griffith Institute for Educational Research interviewed the parents of 7000 under-five kids from Australia, New Zealand and the US over three years. In the study that involved intensive testing, it showed that children who learn how to swim during the early-years achieve a wide range of skills earlier than the normal population.Furthermore, aside from achieving physical milestones much earlier than non-swimmers, the swimming kids also scored much higher in visual-motor skills, and oral expression was better.Parents whose interest have been piqued, know that it’s never too early or too late to have your kids started on swimming.Waterworks Aquatics, a premier swim school, teaches children from 3 months through adults how to swim using safe and proper swimming techniques. Children are also encouraged to have fun while learning and the facility’s specialized muscle memory technique has proven to be an effective teaching method. So what’s stopping you from enrolling your child?Check out the newest Waterworks Aquatics Swim Facility in Pasadena at 2290 East Foothill Blvd., or you can visit http://www.waterworksswim.com/pasadena for more information.You can also call the Pasadena office at (626) 836-1200 or email [email protected] 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. Make a comment Subscribe Community News Business News More Cool Stuff Community News Top of the News center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 81 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

[COVID 19] Central Govt. Notifies SOPs For Religious Places, Offices, Restaurants, Shopping Malls Etc. [Read SoPs]

first_imgNews Updates[COVID 19] Central Govt. Notifies SOPs For Religious Places, Offices, Restaurants, Shopping Malls Etc. [Read SoPs] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK4 Jun 2020 9:07 AMShare This – x”Religious places/places of worship/Offices/Restaurants/Shopping malls/Etc outside containment zones will be allowed to open up.”The Central Government has notified Standard Operating Procedure to contain spread of COVID-19 in religious places/places of worship, offices, restaurants and shopping malls.”Religious places/places of worship/Offices/Restaurants/Shopping malls in containment zones shall remain closed. Only those outside containment zones will be allowed to open up”, the SOP reads.The SOP also states…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 Central Government has notified Standard Operating Procedure to contain spread of COVID-19 in religious places/places of worship, offices, restaurants and shopping malls.”Religious places/places of worship/Offices/Restaurants/Shopping malls in containment zones shall remain closed. Only those outside containment zones will be allowed to open up”, the SOP reads.The SOP also states that required social distancing and other preventive measures are followed in such premises. It has also listed the following generic measures which is to be observed by all:i. Physical distancing of at least 6 feet to be followed as far as feasible.ii. Use of face covers/masks to be made mandatory.iii. Practice frequent hand washing with soap (for at least 40-60 seconds) even when hands are not visibly dirty. Use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers (for at least 20 seconds) can be made wherever feasible.iv. Respiratory etiquettes to be strictly followed. This involves strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue/handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing off used tissues properly.v. Self-monitoring of health by all and reporting any illness at the earliest to state and district helpline.vi. Spitting shall be strictly prohibited.vii. Installation & use of Aarogya Setu App shall be advised to all.Detailed guidelines for each category has been given. Click here to Read/Download SOP for officesClick here to Read/Download SOP shopping mallsClick here to Read/Download SOP for Religious Places/Places of WorshipClick here to Read/Download SOP for RestaurantsNext Storylast_img read more

Head to head

first_imgThisweek Frances Wright, HR director of SHL, and Tim Robinson, HR director UK andIreland of Accenture compare notes on their careers1 What are your main responsibilities? FW Group HR strategy and UK HR strategy and operations; making surethat both group and UK HR is closely aligned to the business objectives andthat internally we are reflecting best HR practice. I am also the directorresponsible for facilities and office services and our management trainingcentre. TR Co-ordinating the overall HR service to 7,000-plus employeesacross the UK and Ireland, including our teams in the consultancy practice,those working on outsourcing deals for clients and our own internal supportpeople. 2 What’s the pay like? FW The breadth of my role makes it difficult to benchmark, but I’mhappy and feel it is appropriate. TR Very competitive. Across all parts of the company, Accenturerecognises that in the competitive market for talent financial packages play animportant part, alongside opportunities and training. 3 How flexible are the hours? FW Very flexible. Being an HR director at this level is certainly nota nine-to-five job. I’m always happy to be contacted at any time if there is anissue that warrants it. As an organisation we try to be flexible about ourapproach to hours and if there’s something on that means I need to leave alittle earlier, I do. It’s all about give and take and trying to maintainbalance. TR I manage my own hours and there is room for flexibility so long asI get the job done and am readily contactable. The hours can be long, but thework is fun and the time passes too quickly. I work from home about one dayeach fortnight. Accenture operates a range of flexible working policiesincluding part-time working, job share and home and teleworking. 4 What do you like about the job? FW Being able to operate at a strategic level and being involved inthe running of the business. The variety of the job with my broadresponsibilities. I also enjoying working with SHL’s products and services,that’s one of the big attractions. TR Accenture’s people are demanding and very bright. I enjoy thechallenge of working with them and with the rest of the HR team, who are outstanding.Supporting our people is a key priority. We have outsourced much of ouroperationalHR activity to e-peopleserve which has freed us up to focus onadding greater value to the business and supportingour people. 5 What are the challenges? FW Balancing the priorities across the business. I also firmlybelieve that in today’s business world, the management of talent is a keystrategic challenge and needs to be dealt with at top level. TR Our business is very dynamic and I have to work hard to ensurethat I understand the latest developments. There can be a lot of technicaljargon in IT consultancy which can be quite disorientating initially. 6 What is your biggest headache? FW Finding the time to do all the things I want to do. TR Accenture’s HR team is constantly developing and rolling out newinitiatives and programmes to make our company a great place to work. Gettingall the right data and systems in place to support these initiatives can be achallenge at times,. 7 What size is your team? FW For the UK an HR manager and two HR advisers, 1.5 administratorsand my indispensible PA. Globally, HR is rolled out via the regional directorsand their teams. TR 160 people across the UK and Ireland 8 Who do you report to? FW UK managing director in respect of the UK, and the CEO for groupHR strategy. TR The head of geographic services for the UK and Ireland(effectively our chief operating officer) and the global HR lead. 9 What qualifications do you have? FW BSc Sociology, Fellow of CIPD, Postgraduate Diploma inOccupational Assessment. TR BSc (Econ), an FCA (I am a qualified Chartered Accountant but Ikeep that quiet in case I’m transferred to finance), FCIPD. 10 What are your career aspirations? FW Enhancing the role of HR in a growing international company. TR I would like to broaden my role to get involved with managing someof our other support functions. 11 What training and development opportunities are there? FW Whatever I need. TR Accenture takes training and development of its employees veryseriously. We are always looking at new ways to develop ourselves and ourpeople. Too often classroom training is seen as the panacea. We are now lookingat how we can better structure our on-the-job learning and we are focusing ondeveloping leadership and coaching skills to facilitate this. 12 What is your holiday entitlement? FW 30 days TR 30 days 13 What’s your work environment like? FW Pretty good. We moved into new offices two years ago. TR Accenture provides good facilities for all its staff. Our HR teamsare also spending much more time now visiting our people at client sites toensure they are in touch and well placed to provide the appropriate support. 14 What other benefits do you get? FW Car, pension contribution (GPP), private medical, privatehealthcare TR Car allowance, share options, insurance, medical benefits, pensionscheme, time off for community and charity work, subsidised gym membership,study leave and parental leave. 15 What’s the best part? FW I know it sounds trite, but my team, my colleagues and peoplethroughout the organisation. Also our products and services and our clientsbeing mainly HR. It’s a stimulating environment to be in. TR Truly partnering with the business and being able to influence ourapproach to all aspects of people management. 16 How does your firm treat work-life balance? FW We consider work-life balance to be extremely important. We areworking hard to help all employees achieve work-life balance in both attitudeand practice. Our policy is to help individuals who have personal or domesticissues and we have a large proportion of people on part-time hours and varyingtypes of contract. TR Two years ago we set up the balanced workforce programme and realprogress has been made. We have maternity and paternity policy above thestatutory requirements and leave of absence allowing for a break of up to twoyears. We have established a working parents network group and discussionprogramme and a ‘returners programme’. However, work-life balance is an areawhere we can never be complacent and we shall continue to seek improvements. Frances WrightHR director, SHLJob at a glanceSize of team 4.5Qualifications BSc Sociology, Fellow of CIPD, Postgraduate Diploma inOccupational AssessmentLeave 30 daysBest part Working with team, colleagues and people throughout the companyCurriculum Vitae 1998 HR director, SHL1992 General manager human resources, Portman Building Society1990 Personnel and training director, Forte Hotels1986 Consultant, SHL1984 Resourcing and development manager, CourageTim RobinsonHR director UKand Ireland, AccentureJob at a glanceSize of team 160Qualifications TR BSc (Econ), an FCA (I am a qualified Chartered Accountant butI keep that quiet in case I get transferred to Finance), FCIPDLeave 30 daysBest part Partnering with the business and influencing people managementCurriculum Vitae 1998 HR director UK and Ireland, Accenture1995 HR lead (process competency) UK, Ireland, South Africa and ScandinaviaAccenture1990 HR manager, Price Waterhouse (Paris)1987 HR manager, Price Waterhouse (London) Related posts:No related photos. 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Assistant Librarian

first_imgQualifications (Minimum) Supports the University Library in all library servicesincluding:Library user experienceBack-end support of library systemsResearch support for faculty and staffAccess services, including resource discovery and resourcemanagementReferenceCourse reserves APPLICATION PROCESS : All Applicants are required to uploadthe following documents (combine all documents in one file ifpossible, 5MB max or five attachments): Knowledge, Skills and Abilities This position requires a background check, which may include alevel II screening as required by the Florida Statute§435.04This position is subject to federal and state privacyregulations. Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accreditedprogram required. Located along Florida’s I-4 High Tech Corridor, Florida Poly openedits doors in August 2014 as the state’s 12th university and theonly one dedicated to core subjects in Science, Technology,Engineering and Mathematics (STEM education). The non-traditionalacademic environment focuses on applied learning, specifically intechnology and engineering. Small class sizes give faculty theopportunity to work closely with high-caliber students, and themost advanced technology, including a Supercomputer, 3D printinglab, media lab and nanotechnology lab, sets Florida Poly apart fromother state universities. Florida Poly’s innovative approach tohigher education allows students to learn strong fundamentalswithin a traditional university department structure, while givingthem opportunities to apply their learning through research andprojects in emerging high-tech concentrations like Cyber Security,Big Data Analytics, Machine Intelligence and more. The Universitypartners closely with industry leading firms, and faculty membersare rewarded for more than just publishing. Industry involvement,problem solving, and the commercialization of technology andresearch through start-ups and small businesses areencouraged.Job TitleAssistant LibrarianJob Description SummaryJob SummaryThis position supports both library and research services for thecampus. Working with the FL Poly Collections Advisory Committee,Department Chairpersons and Faculty, this position configures anddelivers library services for the University. The AssistantLibrarian provides guidance for, and in some cases delivery oflibrary programming, manages library access services includingusage of access tools, provides guidance on literature searches forfaculty and students, and facilitates individual performance ofliterature searches and use of bibliographic tools for the campus.The Assistant Librarian focuses on research collaboration withFlorida Poly students and faculty, with an emphasis on accessservices and high-impact research.Job DescriptionDuties and responsibilities Qualifications (Preferred)center_img Resume or Curriculum VitaeCover Letter Working conditionsSpecial working conditions cover a range of circumstances fromregular evening and weekend work, shift work, working outdoors,working with challenging clients, and so forth.This is a Nine Month appointment with the full-time working periodaligned with that of the faculty. Benefits follow the benefits ofthe faculty. Summer work may be available and will be compensatedin the manner for compensating summer for the faculty in thesummer.Special Instructions Regarding Attachments:Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please besure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field beforecontinuing through the application. Once your applicationhas been submitted, no changes may be made and additionalattachments will not be considered.An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable duringthe application process. For positions requiring a degree, theofficial transcripts are required upon hire.Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United Statesrequire a equivalency statement from a certified transcriptevaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of anaccredited institution within the USA. This report must be attachedwith the application and submitted by the applicationdeadline.All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date ofthe job announcements.This position requires a background check, which may includea level II screening as required by the Florida Statute§435.04. Strong teaching and technical skills.Proven experience in development of supplemental instructionalmaterials.Proven experience working with research projects or grantfunding projects. Other duties as assigned Thorough knowledge and understanding of how to implement andupdate library tools ranging from databases to integrated librarysystemStrong written and verbal communication skillsDemonstrated success in engaging with colleagues across theuniversity and beyond in a collaborative and constructivefashionFamiliarity with trends in systematic reviews, applicable toolsfor systematic reviews, research impact software and toolsAbility to provide direction regarding the use of librarysources in support of coursework and research proposals andprogramsProven personal initiative, problem-solving skills and customerservice etiquetteDisposition and proven work ethic to handle busy work cyclesthat might include evenings and weekendsWillingness to work at multiple locations Required Licenses, Certifications, and/or other SpecificRequirements of Lawlast_img read more

Daily Mail pays out £5k to Oxford grad for publishing naked calendar photos without permission

first_imgAn Oxford graduate has won a £5,000 pay-out from the Daily Mail publisher after a four-year legal battle over its publication of photos from a 2014 RAG (Raise and Give) naked calendar without permission.Louis Geary, a former Vice President of the Oxford University RAG society, reached an out of court settlement with Associated Newspapers, owners of the Daily Mail and MailOnline, after they published all 12 calendar photos from the Oxford Blues Charity Naked Calendar 2014. The calendar featured over 75 of Oxford’s elite athletes posing naked in order to raise money for charity.The copyright had been owned by student photographer Toby Mather, who had taken the photos for the calendar. Geary says that the Daily Mail’s refusal to remove the photos, and failures from Associated Newspapers to respond to students’ letters, led him to issue a claim against them.Speaking to Cherwell, Geary said: “Some friends of mine said they wouldn’t buy the calendar as they’d seen all the pictures online.”The Daily Mail‘s publication of the photos impacted student athletes at the time. Geary told Cherwell: “Several athletes in the calendar felt betrayed. Three photos had been cleared with the athletes for press use, and the Mail Online just used them all indiscriminately.“You can imagine the comments on the Mail Online were pretty awful too, like ‘Clearly it’s not possible to have brains AND looks’, which certain athletes took to heart. Some athletes told me they wouldn’t take part in any RAG calendar, due to fear that this would happen again.”Geary has chosen to distribute the money between four charities: Giving What We Can (now the ‘Centre For Effective Altruism’), The Oxford Food Bank, Students Supporting Street Kids (SSSK), and Streets Ahead Rwanda.Photo: Edward JonklerGeary claims that this sum could have been larger and obtained much sooner had OUSU cooperated with him at the time.He said he could have obtained the services of a “world class law firm” for free, had OUSU been willing to help financially. Instead, Geary taught himself the laws and procedures required in order to issue a claim at the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) Small Claims Track at the Royal Courts of Justice. Geary said: “It’s because of OUSU that instead of having a world class law firm behind me, who could have resolved the whole dispute with the Daily Mail in an instant (and probably secured a greater settlement), I had to do the whole thing alone, investing hours and hours of time. This was not for my own benefit, but for the benefit of past and future students, and for RAG’s charities.”OUSU was contacted for comment.At the time of its publication, calendar sales raised around £6,500 for RAG charities. Geary suggested this amount may have been higher had it not been for the Daily Mail. (c) Louis GearyPhotos published with permission of Louis Geary.last_img read more

Indiana Teachers Caught Off Guard by New License Requirements

first_img MAY 14TH, 2019 JESSICA HARTMAN INDIANANew requirements have been put in place for Indiana teachers renewing their license and some teachers say the new rules blindsided them.Indiana teachers may now have to complete a 15-hour externship with a company, as one of several options connected to license renewal.Teachers are required to renew their license every five years. During that period, they must acquire 90 points according to the Department Of Educations’s Professional Growth Plan, or PGP.The PGP is not new, but legislators are changing the requirements of attaining points towards the PGP.Starting July 1st, teachers will have to complete 15 of those 90 PGP points in one of three ways.The first option requires teachers to complete an externship with a company or have a representative from a company come to their school to educate them.The second option is for teachers to participate in professional development provided by the state, a local business, or a community partner that provides opportunities for school and employers to partner in promoting career navigation.The final option is to participate in professional development that outlines current or future economic needs of the community.Indiana State Senator Dennis Kruse said the new requirement will help students prepare for the workforce.“For some reason, there’s been a gap between what the kids are learning in school and what employers want them to have, as far as skills and knowledge on the job,” he said. “So we want to try and connect those two and teachers is one of the key things to connect to employers so the teacher knows what the employer needs and want, so they can help teach and guide those kids so they can fulfill those job opportunities that are out there.”President of the Fort Wayne Education Association Julie Hyndman said Fort Wayne Community Schools teachers were blindsided by this law.“It’s another opportunity to demoralize public school teachers that the Indiana legislatures have continued to do, this year and most years prior,” she said. “This is a complete insult.”Hyndman, an FWCS elementary school teacher of 24 years, said lawmakers don’t understand educators or the hardships and business of their career.She explained that teachers already participate in conferences, workshops, and continuing education through their districts. She doesn’t see any value in going to an outside source for professional development. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Press release: Highways England unveils self-driving trucks set to speed up roadworks

first_img We are delighted to have received the backing of Highways England and their Designated Funds grant for this trial and are grateful for the support and commitment of our technology providers in making it a reality. Dump trucks are used to transport excavated soil to fill large areas on construction sites.One autonomous dump truck is being tested in a controlled environment on the A14 scheme. The truck is programmed remotely to follow a pre-determined route and has the capability to detect and avoid obstacles, other vehicles and the like, along the route as it drives.Highways England has committed £150,000 from its innovation designated fund into the A14 dump truck trial.The designated funds provide protected money that enable Highways England to provide environmental, social and economic benefits to the people, communities and business alongside the Strategic Road Network both now and in the future.Niall Fraser, Director of earthworks services supplier CA Blackwell, said: Once testing is complete, Highways England hopes to adopt the technology to modernise UK construction sites.It is expected to be another two or three years before autonomous dump trucks are in full operation.General enquiriesMembers of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.Media enquiriesJournalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer. The dump trucks, which move huge amounts of earth, have the potential to work around the clock, so could help reduce the length of time roadworks are on the ground.And by being autonomous they reduce the risk of road workers being involved in incidents on site.Previously tried and tested in Australia, the concept is now being trialled on Highways England’s improvement of the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon.Deputy Project Director on behalf of Highways England for the A14 Julian Lamb said: We’re increasingly looking to technological advances to help us safely bring improvements to drivers on England’s motorways and major A roads. Road construction has changed massively over the years and the testing of trucks such as these promises to allow us to work efficiently, speeding up roadworks, giving more protection to road workers, and moving jobs to other skilled areas. The trial we are leading with our partner CA Blackwell will enable the construction industry as a whole to be in a more informed position to make key decisions about autonomy on UK construction sites.last_img read more

Author discusses transformative battle with breast cancer at book launch

first_imgThe difficult but transforming experience of facing and surviving cancer takes center stage in the personal and professional saga, Beauty Without the Breast, by Felicia Marie Knaul (Harvard University Press, 2012). An economist who has lived and worked on health and social development in Latin America for 20 years, Knaul is director of the Harvard Global Equity Initiative and associate professor at Harvard Medical School. She documents her personal and family experience, while directing a lens to the majority of women with cancer throughout the world, with a particular focus on poor women in low- and middle-income countries who face not only the disease, but also stigma, discrimination, and poor access to health care.The wrenching contrast is the cancer divide, an equity imperative in global health. Knaul is dedicated to closing the gap—in prevention, treatment, and survival rates—that exists between these disparate worlds and their health care systems. “To think about other women who could not get the care I received because they had no money made me physically nauseous. There’s no justice there,” said Knaul.At a book launch event at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston on October 22, 2012, Knaul, her husband Julio Frenk, dean of Harvard School of Public Health, their two daughters, and several colleagues presented myriad perspectives on the facts and dynamics of breast cancer, a growing global epidemic.last_img read more