BONDY / Guérin & Pedroza architectes

first_img Social Housing ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/421933/bondy-guerin-and-pedroza-architectes Clipboard Area:  3841 m² Area:  3841 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily BONDY / Guérin & Pedroza architectes Year:  2013 Architects: Guerin & Pedroza Architectes Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopySocial Housing•Seine-Saint-Denis, France photographs:  11h45Photographs:  11H45Save this picture!© 11h45Recommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0WoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. In 2006, the city of Bondy, in the suburbs of Paris, launched an urban renewal programme that applies to its northern neighbourhoods, beyond the Ourcq Canal. The area called the Noue Caillet where this building is located is typical of the post-World War II reconstruction. 2,023 flats where built between 1959 and 1964 in order to address the need for housing. They were high-rises that ranged from 2 to 13 floors. Yet they haven’t aged well and no longer respond to today’s urban stakes. Any improvement of the living environment of the inhabitants means an upgrading, a de-densification, an opening-up and integration to the urban fabric of these social housing neighbourhoods.Save this picture!© 11h45The Noue Caillet is a landlocked neighbourhood with degraded public spaces, yet it has quality facilities such as schools, a post office, day nurseries… In order to make it more attractive, the city has decided to pull down 362 social flats. The 50-flats building designed by Guérin & Pedroza replaces a 13-storey high-rise with 270 flats. As mentioned in the programme and in order to de-densify the area, the building covers only half of the former built-up area. The design of the main façades facing east and west present a division and various sequences that suggest that the building is a compound of residencies and not just a piling-up of boxes. Being a low-rise with only 6 floors produces the same effect. The building being set up on a north/south axis grants a maximum sunshine for each of all the flats which great quality lies in the fact that they opens in two or three directions.Save this picture!© 11h45To respond to various requests of the programme, the architects Guérin & Pedroza have opted for an architecture that is simple in that they went for a well-tried bioclimatic design. Passers-by and people living in the neighbourhood enjoy the sight of façades covered with a plain coating and wood, a soothing material, like the ground floor gardens may be. The sliding shutters animates the four sides of the building, depending on the weather and the time of the day.Save this picture!© 11h45The building has been tought as a residence divided into three. Each part has its own access and elevator. On each floor, two or four flats take place. The 5-bedroom flats are duplexes located on the ground so each has a garden as required in the programme. On the other floors, different kinds of flats are put together in order to mix all types of inhabitants. Each flat has its own balcony, terrace or garden that extend the living space to the exterior.Save this picture!© 11h45The building follows the norm of the green building standard called the BBC (low energy building) and has a 45 kWh/m2/year, that is 5 kW less that the level expected by the label. The building is compact and let the sunshine in so that its energy efficiency is good and ensures the inhabitants’ well-being. The exterior insulation reduces any thermal loss. Following a bioclimatic concept, all the flats can be naturally cross-ventilated. For a better summer comfort, the balconies bring shade and coolness. So do the wooden sliding shutters. In the sun heats the flats for free. These environnemental devices are completed with 34 solar thermal collectors (75 square metres) placed on the roof. They produce hot water. And for who can enjoy gardening, they can use the rainwater collected on the roofs.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessFish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel ArkitekterSelected ProjectsGreen Screen House / Hideo Kumaki Architect OfficeSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Seine-Saint-Denis, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/421933/bondy-guerin-and-pedroza-architectes Clipboard Projects France Photographs Year:  BONDY / Guérin & Pedroza architectesSave this projectSaveBONDY / Guérin & Pedroza architectes 2013 Save this picture!© 11h45+ 36 Share CopyAbout this officeGuerin & Pedroza ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingSeine-Saint-DenisFrancePublished on August 30, 2013Cite: “BONDY / Guérin & Pedroza architectes” 30 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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House in Ancón / Adrián Noboa Arquitecto

first_img Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/642151/house-in-ancon-adrian-noboa-arquitecto Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAdrián Noboa ArquitectoOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionAncónPeruPublished on June 15, 2015Cite: “House in Ancón / Adrián Noboa Arquitecto” [Casa en Ancón / Adrián Noboa Arquitecto] 15 Jun 2015. 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 2014 Houses Architects: Adrián Noboa Arquitecto Year Completion year of this architecture project Peru Year:  House in Ancón / Adrián Noboa Arquitecto House in Ancón / Adrián Noboa ArquitectoSave this projectSaveHouse in Ancón / Adrián Noboa Arquitecto “COPY” ArchDaily “COPY” Projects Photographs:  Renzo Rebagliati Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Casa RossellóInteriors:Kathy Grimberg, Simone MandelCollaborators:Diego Aguilar, Aquihel Baca, Percy Estrada, Ana LoayzaConstruction:Gallegos & Agüero IngenierosCity:AncónCountry:PeruMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Renzo RebagliatiText description provided by the architects. The commission consisted of a remodeling and expansion project for a house for temporary use located on the hillside that defines the bay resort of Ancon, a neighborhood 43 km. north of Lima in Peru.Save this picture!© Renzo RebagliatiThe clients belong to the third generation of the same family that owns the house. The purpose was to rescue and to value the original project of their grandparents.Save this picture!© Renzo RebagliatiThis house was originally designed in 1958 by the Swiss architect Theodor Cron, whose architectural production has become one of the leading references of Peruvian modern architecture.Save this picture!Section 5The original design offers a language with markedly horizontal elements, which form spaces with single heights but ensure a smooth spatial continuity between the interior and exterior; using, for this purpose, subtle transitions of heights, low parapets and long horizontal and vertical planes.Save this picture!© Renzo RebagliatiThis compositional proposal does not properly handle views into the bay from the different environments of the house. The materials reinforce these spatial relationships, coating certain walls with natural stone, which was obtained from the excavations of the hill for the construction of the project.Save this picture!© Renzo RebagliatiStrategyThe new proposal should respect the qualities of the original project and it was considered paramount, prior to the design, to study the original plans and extend the documentation on the work of architect Theodor Cron, to understand the best possible way to intervene the existing building.Save this picture!© Renzo RebagliatiThe approach starts by releasing the building from all extensions and modifications that were not original to the design, to later consolidate the original proposal rescuing the essential elements that defined it.Save this picture!Plan Level 1The renovation focused on the adequacy of the service areas according to the new systems, equipment and customer requirements as well as updated finishes, where it was felt that the new materials used had to be neutral so as to not compete with the existing materials.Save this picture!© Renzo RebagliatiThe extension is defined from the requirements of the customers of new social and leisure environments, for different activities during weekends. The additional program includes a new terrace for the bedroom level and a new swimming pool and terrace. A third and fourth levels are thus created for complementary technical services.Save this picture!Plan Level 2The design follows the guidelines set by the original project, using low walls on the terraces and long horizontal surfaces, but reinterpreting and adapting them to the profile of the edges of the site, as well as palms and other existing trees. The language of the composition is enhanced by using natural local stone in claddings.Save this picture!© Renzo RebagliatiIn the private areas of the house we sought to strengthen the character of tighter spaces, with smaller openings and new wooden louvered walls that control the views from the outside. Unlike the panoramic views of the social area, the views from the bedrooms are directed to particular points of the bay.Save this picture!Plan Level 3Project gallerySee allShow lessGallery: David Chipperfield’s “Sticks and Stones” Installation in The Neue Nationalg…Architecture NewsZaha Hadid Designs Two “Sculptural” Towers for Australia’s Gold CoastArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/642151/house-in-ancon-adrian-noboa-arquitecto Clipboard Save this picture!© Renzo Rebagliati+ 20 Share CopyHouses, Extension•Ancón, Perulast_img read more

Svastaka House / Somia Design Studio

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934961/svastaka-house-somia-design-studio Clipboard Houses Lead Architects: ArchDaily Save this picture!© Mario WIbowo+ 27Curated by Hana Abdel Share Design Team:Gerry Surbakti, Putri R MeyerClients:George T.Engineering:SKP engineer.Landscape:Somia Design StudioConsultants:Saka Undagi SC, AMEP designCity:Kecamatan Kebayoran LamaCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mario WIbowoText description provided by the architects. This project is an integrated architectural & interior design project located at a prime residential area in South Jakarta, commissioned by the Client to be developed on a 200m² land area. It is a great opportunity and a formidable challenge for Somia Design Studio to work on this project in maintaining a good service, especially during the construction process until the handing over of the project so that the Client can occupy the house comfortably.Save this picture!© Mario WIbowoSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Mario WIbowoSave this picture!© Mario WIbowoThis house was built to be a house for the family to meet during special occasion. It is therefore hoped that the ground floor become the central place to accommodate the get-together of the families. The limitation of the site’s size however can make for a spacious outcome. Demanded to have a lounge area as a discussion space and relaxing area is proven to hit the mark for providing ample spaces around the house.Save this picture!© Mario WIbowoFurthermore there is the provision of a 3.5 X 8 meter swimming pool as a cooling element along the vista of the lounge area on the ground floor. On the other side is placed the dry kitchen area and dining area where a kitchen island counter that can be used for breakfast and meal preparation is designed elegantly. Level 2 & 3 are the private zones where 5 bedrooms are located with respective en-suite bathroom in each of the rooms, with the size of each room is designed according to the needs and characters of the respective users.Save this picture!© Mario WIbowoSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Mario WIbowoThe entire interior of the rooms took the same theme of “light and warmth”; the combination between Sungkai wood and white wall color. The service area is arranged as efficiently as possible as such that the private areas and the service areas are clearly separated and can be locked, if needed. The architectural style of the house is designed to reflect the owner’s character and lifestyle. A tropical design with a modern and elegant touch, combining natural materials with bright colors.Save this picture!© Mario WIbowoProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Artistic House / Dan & Hila Israelevitz ArchitectsSelected ProjectsOn On Nature Restaurant / Studiobase ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Widiadnyana CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Kecamatan Kebayoran Lama, Indonesia Year:  Svastaka House / Somia Design Studio “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934961/svastaka-house-somia-design-studio Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Nippon Paint, Otis, PC Henderson, Toto, Acor, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Conwood, Modena, Niro granite, Trimble Navigation, YKK aluminium “COPY” 2019 Projects Photographs Indonesia Area:  397 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Svastaka House / Somia Design StudioSave this projectSaveSvastaka House / Somia Design Studio Photographs:  Mario WIbowo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Somia Design Studio Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSomia Design StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookKecamatan Kebayoran LamaIndonesiaPublished on March 06, 2020Cite: “Svastaka House / Somia Design Studio” 05 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Virgin Media Business VOOM pitch competition seeks entries

first_img 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. Melanie May | 5 May 2016 | News  154 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tagged with: competition Funding Virgin Media Business’s pitch competition VOOM 2016 is open for entries until 10th May.The competition aims to boost local businesses by offering them the chance to win a share of £1,000,000 in prizes and pitch their businesses to Sir Richard Branson. It relies on public votes at www.vmbvoom.com to shortlist what they consider to be the UK and Ireland’s 80 most exciting entrepreneurs.There are two categories in the competition: one for start-ups, and the other for growing initiatives. The winner of each category will receive a £250,000 ad campaign and £50,000 in cash, as well as social media and PR support, a broadband and telecoms package, mentoring, and financial advice. There are also prize packages for four runners-up.GivePenny, a new online charitable giving platform that uses pledges to motivate fundraisers to reach their personal goals is currently at number 56 out of over 7,000 entries.Lee Clark, founder and CEO said:“As a startup, putting a new concept into the public domain without a significant marketing budget means we currently rely on people using the platform sharing their positive fundraising experiences with their friends and family. Progressing in a competition with such wide media attention as VOOM attracts means we can begin to share our ideas with more and more people.”Other social good initiatives in the running include:Bravo2Blue: the UK’s first fast track clinical rehabilitation centre supporting hidden and physical wounds for military veterans and emergency services through clinical treatments, rehabilitation and holistic nursing care.Free You Programme: a coaching programme designed specifically to help survivors of abuse through a seven-step approach to recovery.360Carer: an online marketplace platform designed to connect freelance carers to clients in their local area without agency and care home fees.Resilience Wellbeing Success: a programme to help pupils develop life-long skills in improving resilience, overall wellbeing and success in all areas of their lives.The Atom Club: a non-profit science and coding Club for children that offers Free after-school clubs, online lessons, mobile planetariums and affordable STEM toys.Sir Richard Branson said: Advertisementcenter_img Virgin Media Business VOOM pitch competition seeks entries ‘‘Virgin Media Business VOOM 2016 is all about seeking out, supporting and celebrating the UK’s and Ireland’s most exciting businesses. It’s the biggest and most valuable pitch competition out there – we’re hoping everyone will find a way to get involved.”Applications close on 10th May, followed by voting on 23rd May. The shortlist will be announced on 25th May with the grand finale taking place on 28th June.  153 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7last_img read more

Indiana Dairy Executive Retiring at Year’s End

first_img Dairy-exec-retiringForty-one years is enough. So, the CEO of American Dairy Association, Indiana, Deb Osza, is calling it a career at the end of this year when she retires from her dairy checkoff work. Four decades is a long time, and Osza has seen the many changes during that period, primarily the shrinking of the industry.“We have fewer dairy farms operating in Indiana today than we did forty years ago, and even in terms of promotion, my area of expertise, we had four promotional offices in the state forty years ago, and today we have one,” she said. “So, there’s been consolidation throughout the industry, across the industry and across the country.”And even with that shrinkage, she feels very good about the future and the role the Indiana dairy checkoff organization will play.“I feel great about the strength of American Dairy Association, Indiana and our mission to spread the good nutrition news about milk and milk products, and also the good news about the work that farmers do in helping to feed a hungry world,” she told HAT. “I think we’re strong, we have a wonderful team, we have a young team. They’re very passionate about what they do.”As she plans her retirement, and it’s sure to include many outdoor activities, Osza will keep memories of Indiana’s dairy men and women close.“You know I think about several of the dairy farmers who have served as mentors to me. They have been very helpful to me in my career and I really do owe them a debt of gratitude. I will miss the people and I think that’s what most people say when they retire. I love what I do, I love the people, and they I will miss, but I have many friends that we’ll stay in touch with each other.”Best wishes to Deb Osza in her retirement and to her replacement, a 10-year member of the team at ADA Indiana, Jenni Browning. SHARE Previous articleMidwest Pork Conference Comes to Hendricks County on Tuesday, 12/4Next articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for November 29, 2018 Andy Eubank Indiana Dairy Executive Retiring at Year’s End Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Dairy Executive Retiring at Year’s End By Andy Eubank – Nov 28, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

Delhi Riots- “Humongous Delay In Recording Eye Witnesses Accounts”: Delhi Court Grants Bail To Murder Accused

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi Riots- “Humongous Delay In Recording Eye Witnesses Accounts”: Delhi Court Grants Bail To Murder Accused Sparsh Upadhyay5 Feb 2021 5:27 AMShare This – xThe prosecution has not been able to accord any cogent explanation for such a huge delay: Karkardooma CourtWhile underlining that the statement of the eye witness was recorded after “a humungous delay of about 83 days” and that the prosecution “has not been able to accord any cogent explanation for such a huge delay”, the Karkardooma Court (Delhi) on Wednesday (03rd February) granted Bail to a Man (Kuldeep Singh) in a Murder Case. The Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav was hearing 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?LoginWhile underlining that the statement of the eye witness was recorded after “a humungous delay of about 83 days” and that the prosecution “has not been able to accord any cogent explanation for such a huge delay”, the Karkardooma Court (Delhi) on Wednesday (03rd February) granted Bail to a Man (Kuldeep Singh) in a Murder Case. The Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav was hearing the third bail application of accused Kuldeep Singh who was allegedly involved in the brutal murder of a young auto­ driver namely Babbu during NE Delhi Riots (February 2020). Arguments put forth by Bail Applicant He argued before the Court that he be granted bail on the ground of parity as two co-­accused persons namely Jubair @ Zuber and Iqbal have recently been enlarged on bail by the Delhi High Court vide order(s) dated 09th December 2020. It was also argued by his counsel that he has not been specifically named in the FIR. eHis arrest in the matter was affected merely on the basis of disclosure statement of caucused. Further, it was argued that no recovery of any sort has been affected from him. The police never sought his custody remand in the matter and he is not seen in any CCTV footage/clipping. Significantly, it was also argued that there is an unexplained delay of about 81 days and 93 days in recording the statement of alleged eye witnesses Munna and Imran respectively. Court’s Observations The Court noted that the statement of the eye witness Munna was recorded on 18th May 2020, i.e after a humungous delay of about 83 days (the incident allegedly took place on 25th February 2020). The Court further observed that Munna had witnessed the incident in question on 25th February 2020 itself, however, he neither approached the local police station on the date of incident, i.e on 25th February 2020nor he made any call at number 100 on the said date and instead he went on to name the applicant for the first time during the course of recording of his statement under Section 161 Cr.P.C by the IO on 18th May 2020. The Court relied on the Apex Court’s decision in the matter of Prabhakar Tewari V/s State of UP & Anr.”, Criminal Appeal No.153/2020, wherein it was categorically held that if statements of witnesses is delayed by substantial time, particularly when the witnesses were available with the police, then it casts a doubt upon the prosecution story and the accused becomes entitled for bail. Importantly, the Court also observed that the identification of applicant by police officials (who were stated to be posted as Beat Officers in the area in question at the relevant time) is hardly of any consequence. The Court said, “The Court is not able to comprehend as to why said Beat Officers waited till the recording of their statements/ supplementary statements under Section 161 Cr.P.C to name the applicant, when they had categorically seen and identified the applicant indulging in riots on the date of incident, i.e 25.02.2020.” Lastly, the Court directed that applicant Kuldeep be released on bail in the matter on his furnishing a Personal Bond in the sum of Rs.20,000/­ (Rupees Twenty Thousand Only) with one surety in the like amount to the satisfaction of Ld.CMM/Ld.Illaka MM/Ld.Duty MM. Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Artist reception tonight at Johnson Center

first_img By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Two charged with fraud in Pike county Two women from Troy have been charged with violating the Alabama Unemployment Compensation Law, according to the Alabama Department of… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Print Article Hawkins began his collection in the early 1990s but his collection dates from 1970 until 2006, the year of Tolliver’s death.“Mose T’s work is a prime example of outsider art,” Hawkins said. “His expressions of things, animals and people show a very different picture of the world.” Email the author For the Johnson Center exhibition, Black, a Troy native, chose to exhibit clay pieces.“Contrast is intriguing, especially that between industrial design and natural forms,” he said. “I use clay to illustrate the battle between these two forces. I imagine my recent work as biomechanical weaponry, dug up 50 years post war. It is taking on an element of dark mystery that draws the viewer in cautiously.”The “As Mose T Would See It: Expressions Through the Life of Moses Tolliver” is on loan from Hawkins, who is a longtime collector of folk art.“I would often travel to Mose T’s house in Montgomery and carry him scrap wood and pieces of furniture to paint,” Hawkins said. “He sat on the bed to paint. He was always smiling.”center_img The Johnson Center for the Arts in downtown Troy will host a public reception for the Walter Black and Mose Tolliver exhibits from 6 until 8 p.m. tonight.Morgan Drinkard, center executive director, said everyone is encouraged join the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center in celebrating the work of these two very talented artists.“Walter Black, the 2012 TroyFest Best of Show winner, exhibits his newest pieces of art in the lower galleries,” Drinkard said. “The Most T exhibit in the upper galleries has more than 120 pieces on display from the collection of Doug Hawkins. Both of these exquisite collections are more than worth a trip to the museum.”Drinkard said those who attend the reception will have an opportunity to visit with Black and collector Hawkins. Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, May 15, 2013 By The Penny Hoarder Skip Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Artist reception tonight at Johnson Center Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Coronavirus updates: CDC urges Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving

first_imgnarvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, EMILY SHAPIRO, ERIN SCHUMAKER, IVAN PEREIRA, JON HAWORTH and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 1.3 million people worldwide.Over 56.4 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 national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has also varied from country to country.The United States is the worst-affected nation, with more than 11.5 million diagnosed cases and at least 250,898 deaths.Nearly 200 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least 10 of which are in crucial phase three studies. Of those 10 potential vaccines in late-stage trials, there are currently five that will be available in the United States if approved.Here’s how the news developed Thursday. All times Eastern:Nov 19, 10:42 pmPentagon policy chief tests positive for COVID after meeting Lithuanian defense ministerThe Pentagon’s top policy chief, Anthony Tata, has tested positive for COVID-19 after his Monday meeting with Lithuania’s defense minister, Raimundas Karoblis.On Thursday, the Lithuanian embassy informed the Pentagon that the minister had tested positive for the virus.During his visit to the Pentagon, Karoblis met with multiple senior leaders, including acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller, the secretaries of the Army and Air Force and the secretary of the Navy. All have tested negative since their meetings. Tata is now self-isolating.Nov 19, 10:14 pm51 states and territories in upward trajectory of new cases: HHSThere are 51 states and territories in an upward trajectory of new COVID-19 cases, according to an internal Health and Human Services memo obtained by ABC News Thursday night. Two jurisdictions are at a plateau, and one is going down, the memo said.There were 1,151,468 new cases confirmed during the period of Nov. 12 to 18 — a 35.4% increase from the previous seven-day period. There were 8,601 deaths, up 8.3% over the previous week.The national test-positivity rate increased to 11.1% from 9.6% in week-to-week comparisons.Across the country, 29% of hospitals have more than 80% of their ICU beds filled. That number was 17%-18% during the summertime peak. Iowa, Indiana, Maryland and Pennsylvania in particular are seeing high rates of hospitalizations. In Ohio, hospitalizations could quadruple by Christmas at the current rate of growth, the memo said.Nov 19, 9:02 pmCOVID-19 tests, cases, hospitalizations break records in USDaily COVID-19 tests, cases and current hospitalizations in the U.S. all set new records on Thursday, based on tallies by The COVID Tracking Project.There were 1,971 reported deaths — the highest since May 7. North and South Dakota are reporting the highest totals of fatalities per capita in the U.S., according to the data.States reported 1.8 million daily tests and 182,832 new cases, and 80,698 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, according to the tracker.Thirteen states, primarily in the Midwest, saw more than 1,000 cases per million people, it said.“This wave of cases arrives in a moment when many hospital systems across the country are already inundated with COVID-19 patients and are warning of staff shortages,” the COVID Tracking Project said in its weekly reportThere aren’t any indications that case numbers have peaked either, it said.States reported 8,461 deaths this week, the highest weekly death count since May, the tracker said.“The record levels of hospitalizations we’re already seeing will almost certainly be followed by a spike in the reported fatalities,” it said.Nov 19, 8:36 pmVisitors to Hawaii can show negative COVID-19 test to avoid quarantinePeople planning to visit Hawaii soon can show proof of a negative COVID-19 test to bypass the state’s mandatory 14-day quarantine.Hawaii Gov. David Ige announced that beginning Tuesday, visitors to the state must have a negative COVID-19 test in hand from “a trusted testing partner” to avoid the quarantine.If test results are not available before boarding the final leg of the trip, then the traveler must quarantine, he said.The policy applies to both international and domestic flights.ABC News’ Marilyn Heck contributed to this report.Nov 19, 6:28 pmFDA authorizes drug combination for treatment of COVID-19The FDA issued an emergency use authorization for a drug combination to treat COVID-19.The drugs are Eli Lilly’s baricitinib and Gilead’s remdesivir, the latter of which was given to President Donald Trump as part of his coronavirus treatment.The authorization is only for hospitalized adults and children 2 years of age or older who need help breathing.Baricitinib, which is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, is not authorized as a stand-alone treatment for COVID-19. It must be used in combination with remdesivir.A Phase 3 study found that when used with remdesivir, the combination helped hospitalized patients recover faster than remdesivir alone, cutting the median time to recovery by about one day.ABC News’ Sony Salzman contributed to this reportNov 19, 9:01 pmCalifornia issues nightly curfew for most of stateMost of California will be under a nightly curfew with a new stay-at-home order issued Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, as the state experiences a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases.Starting Saturday, counties labeled as having widespread risk will be under the order for four weeks. From 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., nonessential activities and gatherings with members outside of the household are banned. The order currently affects nearly 95% of the state’s population.Nov 19, 4:50 pmUNICEF warns of ‘lost generation’ after pandemicIn a new report ahead of World Children’s Day, UNICEF warned the pandemic may create a “lost generation.”Calling the situation “increasingly alarming,” UNICEF wrote about the impact on children around the world, including disruptions to health care, nutrition, child protection and education. School closures at their peak have affected 90% of the world’s students.“The impact of the pandemic will affect children’s lives for years to come, even if a breakthrough vaccine becomes available soon,” the report said. “How the world responds now to the myriad risks that the pandemic poses to children and adolescents will determine their future. Unless the global community urgently changes priorities, the potential of this generation of young people may well be lost.”UNICEF warned, “Around 2 million additional child deaths under age 5 and 200,000 additional stillbirths could occur over a 12-month period with worst-case interruptions to services and rising malnutrition.”ABC News’ Brian Hartman and Kirit Radia contributed to this report.Nov 19, 4:17 pmLouisiana in ‘3rd surge’ as positivity rate climbsLouisiana, where the positivity rate has climbed to 7.5%, is in the midst of “the third surge of this pandemic,” Gov. John Bel Edwards said.Including 15 deaths on Thursday, the state’s death toll has climbed to 6,199.Hospitalizations in the state jumped to 929, an increase that’s “very concerning,” the governor added. “It’s increasing at a rate we just can’t sustain over time.”Edwards also warned residents to avoid traditional Thanksgiving gatherings.“If you’re planning on a Thanksgiving that looks like previous Thanksgivings, where you bring extended family, friends around a common dinner table, you’re making a mistake,” he said.ABC News’ Rachel Katz contributed to this report.Nov 19, 3:44 pmNew Hampshire governor issues statewide mask mandateNew Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu issued a statewide mask mandate that will go into effect Friday.“In looking at the data, it is clear that a statewide mask mandate is in the best interest of our citizens,” Sununu tweeted. “Our hospitalization rate is increasing. We have always said that we cannot let our health care system get overrun, and instituting this mandate will help.”“To those who are opposed to this — I want to make something very clear: Instituting this mask mandate today will allow us to keep our economy open and helps ensure our health care system has the capacity and workforce it needs in the coming weeks,” he continued. “If you don’t wear a mask into a store and are asymptomatically spreading COVID, you risk shutting down that business for weeks, you risk unknowingly infecting someone with severe health issues or someone who works on a longterm care facility.”Everyone over 5 years old must follow the mandate.Nov 19, 2:59 pmNational Zoo, Smithsonian museums to closeThe National Zoo and all Smithsonian museums will close on Nov. 23 due to rising cases in the Washington, D.C., area and across the country, the Smithsonian said.“Due to the changing nature of the situation, we are not announcing a reopening date at this time,” the Smithsonian said.The pandemic had shuttered Smithsonian museums from March 14 through mid-September. They reopened gradually with timed-entry tickets.Nov 19, 2:25 pmUS records deadliest day in over 6 monthsHours after the U.S. crossed the milestone of 250,000 deaths, states reported another 1,869 American lives lost on Wednesday — the deadliest day in more than six months, according to the COVID Tracking Project.Daily fatalities have risen by 76% in the last month, averaging more than 1,200 daily.Nearly 80,000 are hospitalized across the U.S. — about 20,000 more than during peaks in April and July.ABC News’ Arielle Mitropoulos Brian Hartman, Soorin Kim and Ben Bell contributed to this report.Nov 19, 12:33 pmOne person dying of COVID-19 every 17 seconds in EuropeMore than 29,000 people in Europe died last week of COVID-19, equalling one about every 17 seconds, said Dr. Hans Henri P. Kluge, the World Health Organization’s regional director for the continent.Some intensive care units in Switzerland are at full capacity, he said, while in France, intensive care wards have been at over 95% capacity for 10 days.“Every time we choose to follow guidance, stop the spread of misinformation or address denial, we contribute to preventing lives lost,” Kluge said. “This is avoidable.”ABC News’ Christine Theodorou contributed to this report.Nov 19, 12:06 pmCDC predicts at least 276,000 Americans dead by Dec. 12The CDC predicts that between 276,000 and 298,000 Americans will be dead from COVID-19 by Dec. 12.Earlier this month, the CDC forecasted that the U.S. would hit at least 250,000 deaths by Thanksgiving weekend. That grim milestone was reached on Wednesday.ABC News’ Anne Flaherty contributed to this report. Nov 19, 12:05 pmCDC recommends against Thanksgiving travelThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that Americans do not travel for Thanksgiving.“We’re seeing exponential growth in cases,” CDC COVID-19 incident manager Dr. Henry Walke said. “The opportunity to translocate disease or infection from one part of the country to another leads to our recommendation to avoid travel at this time.”United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest all reported a spike in cancellations over the last week.ABC News’ Stephanie Ebbs and Sam Sweeney contributed to this report.Nov 19, 11:23 amLos Angeles may see another stay-at-home orderWith the pandemic intensifying in Los Angeles County, another stay-at-home order is possible in “the near future,” said Christina Ghaly, the county’s health department director, “if we can’t get the numbers down.”“Earlier on in the pandemic, we were seeing the cases among people who had known risk factors: they were in congregate living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, they had a clear exposure in their workplace,” she told “GMA3: What You Need To Know.” “Now, the transmission is just simply much more widespread. And it seems to be due to the fact that people are mingling with others outside of their household, maybe are letting their guard down with their mask or not wearing the mask, and just not always following those basic public health practices.”With Thanksgiving one week away, Ghaly warned, “A test can’t be used as a free pass for getting into a social gathering with people outside of your household.”“The test result is really only accurate on the day you took the test,” she explained. “When it comes back a day later, you could have turned to be positive that day, or certainly the day after that or the day after that. So while the test is helpful and very critical part of helping us to curb the transmission of COVID when combined with other measures, by itself, it doesn’t necessarily do anything. So I would encourage people, please don’t use a test to go out with your friends on the weekend or to engage and intermingle with people that are outside of your household. “Nov 19, 10:13 amFauci says his frustration ‘borders on pain’: ‘This is a public health crisis’With over 11.5 million cases and more than 250,000 deaths in the U.S., the “flu doesn’t even come close,” Dr. Anthony Fauci told the USA Today editorial board.Fauci said his “frustration” with those not taking the pandemic seriously “borders on pain.”“Either people don’t want to look at the data or they look at the data and they say it’s fake. No, it isn’t fake,” Fauci said. “This is a global issue. I tell the people who deny or think that this is nothing, do you mean that every single country in Europe is doing the same thing, is making things up? They’re not.”“Get rid of these ridiculous conspiracy theories and realize this is a public health crisis,” Fauci said. We don’t want to shut down as a nation because of the psychological and economic consequences of that. But we at least have got to be consistent in doing some fundamental things, so that’s what concerns me. We’re in a vulnerable position.”ABC News’ Brian Hartman contributed to this report.Nov 19, 11:16 amMaryland football coach tests positive, Saturday’s game canceledThe University of Maryland’s head football coach, Michael Locksley, has tested positive for COVID-19, Maryland’s athletics department announced.This Saturday’s game against Michigan State has been canceled and won’t be rescheduled. Locksley, who tested positive Wednesday and is isolating at home, said in a statement, “I am feeling strong, with only minor symptoms.”“I will continue to lead this program virtually and our game preparations for Indiana [set for Nov. 28] will begin immediately,” he said. “This virus is testing our players and coaches right now, but I have no doubt that we will emerge as a stronger unit for having gone through this together.”Nov 19, 8:26 amAfrica’s case count tops two millionThe total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Africa has surpassed two million.As of Thursday morning, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 2,013,388 cases since the start of the pandemic, including 48,408 deaths. South Africa currently accounts for more than 37% of confirmed cases on the 54-nation continent and over 42% of the deaths.The true number of COVID-19 infections across Africa is feared to be much higher, as testing and health care access remains a challenge in many areas. Nevertheless, the continent of 1.3 billion people has fared better than other regions amid the pandemic, possibly due swift actions taken early to curb transmission as well as decades of experience with emerging infectious diseases.According to a weekly epidemiological report released Tuesday by the World Health Organization, the African region saw a 22% increase in new cases over the past seven days compared to the previous week, while death rates remained similar. South Africa, Kenya, Algeria and Ethiopia reported the largest number of new weekly cases in the region.Nov 19, 7:40 amFormer CDC head warns nation could be mourning 300,000 deaths by end of yearAs the United States mourns the loss of a quarter of a million people to the coronavirus pandemic, the former acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that the death toll could reach 300,000 by the end of the year.“It is absolutely mind-numbing to think that we have lost that many people — each individual representing a friend, a family member, someone whose life had value,” Dr. Richard Besser, now the president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, told ABC News’ Robin Roberts in an interview Thursday on Good Morning America.“One of the things that’s so true in public health is that it’s much easier for people to grasp the meaning when two or three people die in an accident than it is to truly understand what it means to lose 250,000 people,” he added. “I worry, Robin, that if we don’t change what we’re doing, we’re going to be having a conversation before the end of the year about 300,000 people.”When pressed on that grim prediction, Besser replied, “We’re losing more than a thousand people a day, and the numbers are rising.”Nov 19, 7:24 amIntubated COVID-19 patient plays violin to thank his caregiversA COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit at a Utah hospital brought staff to tears when he played his violin for them to show his appreciation and help lift their spirts.Grover Wilhelmsen, a retired orchestra teacher, was intubated and unable to talk, but he used pen and paper to communicate with one of the nurses taking care of him at Intermountain Healthcare’s McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah.“Toward the middle of my shift he wrote, ‘You know, I really want to play here at the hospital. What do you think about my wife bringing in my violin and viola?’” Ciara Sase, a registered nurse at McKay-Dee Hospital, said in a press release from Intermountain Healthcare. “I said to him, ‘We’d love to hear you play, it would bring so much brightness and positivity into our environment.’”Sase and her coworkers talked through the details of Wilhelmsen’s request and, after getting approval from doctors, the team agreed they could manage it as long as Sase stayed in the patient’s room to monitor him while he played.Wilhelmsen’s wife of 47 years, Diana, brought his violin and viola into the hospital, along with some music books. Wilhelmsen then played church hymns and other songs including the Tennessee Waltz.Because all ICU rooms have glass doors that are kept closed, Sase turned on her Vocera communication device so her colleagues on the other side could hear Wilhelmsen play.“About a dozen caregivers gathered to watch and listen in the ICU,” she said. “It brought tears to my eyes. For all the staff to see a patient doing this while intubated was unbelievable.”Matt Harper, another registered nurse at McKay-Dee Hospital, was one of the staff members who came to listen.“It was honestly shocking to be there when he picked up the violin. It felt like I was in a dream,” Harper said in the press release. “I’m used to patients being miserable or sedated while being intubated, but Grover made an unfortunate situation into something positive. This was by far one of my favorite memories in the ICU that I’ve had. It was a small light in the darkness of COVID.”Wilhelmsen played multiple times over the course of two days before he became too ill and required sedation. Sase said she would be in the room with him for about two hours each time he played.“Afterward, I told him how thankful we were and how much it meant to us,” she said. “Before he took a turn for the worse, he continued to write things to me such as, ‘It’s the very least I could do,’ and ‘I do it for you guys because you all are sacrificing so much to take care of me.’”After spending more than a month battling COVID-19 at McKay-Dee Hospital, Wilhelmsen was discharged from the ICU to a long-term acute care facility where he’s expected to recover from the disease.“He truly is special and made a mark on all of us,” Sase said. “When I started to cry in the room after he was done playing, he wrote to me, ‘Quit crying. Just smile,’ and he smiled at me.”Nov 19, 6:15 amUS Coast Guard vessel returns to base due to COVID-19 outbreakA U.S. Coast Guard vessel on a counter-narcotics patrol was forced to return to its base in California on Wednesday, after 11 crew members tested positive for COVID-19.The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton set out from its homeport in Alameda on Oct. 28 to begin a counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific. Prior to departure, the crew was required to self-quarantine and test negative for COVID-19 twice, according to a press release from the Coast Guard.Last week, several crew members began to develop mild COVID-19 symptoms and were administered rapid testing kits on board. All affected personnel and their close contacts were identified and quarantined, according to the press release.Coast Guard medical staff conducted testing of the ship’s entire crew, who then went into quarantine. The infected crew members are receiving medical care, according to the press release.“The crew’s health and safety is my highest priority,” Stratton’s commanding officer, Capt. Bob Little, said in a statement Wednesday. “Stratton has a highly resilient crew, always dedicated to the mission. Our mission today is to get healthy so we can continue our service to the nation.”Nov 19, 5:51 amRussia surpasses two million total casesRussia’s COVID-19 case count surpassed the two million mark on Thursday morning, as the number of new infections and daily deaths hit record highs.Russia confirmed 23,610 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the country’s highest single-day tally since the pandemic began. Meanwhile, an all-time high of 463 fatalities from COVID-19 were registered nationwide over the past day, marking the third straight day that Russia set a new record for its daily death toll from the disease, according to the country’s coronavirus response headquarters.Russia’s cumulative total now stands at 2,015,608 cases, including 34,850 deaths, according to the coronavirus response headquarters. It’s the second country in Europe and the fifth in the world to reach the grim milestone of two million total cases.The Eastern European nation of 145 million people has the fifth-highest tally of COVID-19 cases in the world, behind only the United States, India, Brazil and France, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Nov 19, 5:03 amUS reports over 170K new casesThere were 170,161 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the United States on Tuesday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the sixth day in a row that the country has reported over 150,000 newly diagnosed infections. Tuesday’s count is slightly less than the all-time high of 177,224 on Nov. 13.An additional 1,848 fatalities from COVID-19 were also registered nationwide on Tuesday, the highest since May 7 but still under a peak of 2,609 new deaths on April 15.A total of 11,529,818 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 250,537 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.Much of the country was under lockdown by the end of March as the first wave of pandemic hit. By May 20, all U.S. 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 the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. 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Worcestershire County Council

first_img Previous Article Next Article Shortlistedteam for Award for HR Strategy: Personnel Today Awards 2000WorcestershireCounty Council has only existed for two years, following local governmentreorganisation and the splitting of Hereford & Worcester. From the start itdecided to have a strategy as an organisation and to integrate the humanresources function within the strategy.Thismay seem an obvious course to take but developing a vision is rarely done inlocal government, because political control is up for grabs every four years,rendering the possibility that the vision could be changed. This is unlikely inWorcestershire, where the vision is phrased in a manner designed to appeal toall political parties. The aim is to provide a voice for citizens, ensure qualityservices, communicate with all communities and be a good employer.RobSykes, the chief executive, has begun a culture change from a traditional,rather bureaucratic approach to one based around innovation and serving thecustomer. He particularly emphasises the importance of departments workingtogether.Heargues that change is constant, not least due to the continual “bestvalue” reviews of performance that the Government has brought in.Worcestershire has few recruitment problems, because it is an attractive placeto live, but it can mean the “death of ambition” says Sykes, aspeople move to stay and retire.Humanresources priorities are based on the objectives of the organisation. The keycompetencies for management were defined only after the strategy was set andwere geared towards trying to achieve the objectives.HRdirector Dilys Winn has introduced more consistency in approach, for example byensuring there are the same appraisal process for all employees, and that theprocess is geared towards helping the business objectives, but also personaldevelopment requirements.Thoughthere are some common standards across the organisation, Winn has retainedseparate personnel teams for the service departments, which some councils havedispensed with. This helps ensure some policies can be tailored to the diverseneeds of the respective departments. Forexample, recruitment does not need to be a corporate priority, but the socialservices department has a pressing need, due to the general shortage of qualifiedsocial workers. It has the freedom to develop recruitment and retentionpolicies aimed at its particular needs. Unfilled vacancies are up to 30 percent in some areas of social work, but are scarcely a problem elsewhere in theauthority.Asthere are only five directorates, maintaining communication within the humanresources discipline is easier than in other local authorities, and is hugelyhelped by the county’s intranet, which has a dedicated, password-protected pagefor the HR team.Companyfact fileTeamWorcestershire County Council human resources teamTeamLeader Dilys Winn, HR directorNumberin HR team 50Numberof employees responsible for 14,000Mainachievements Establishing a high profile strategic role for HR and acustomer focus among staffPrioritiesfor next 12 months Maintaining the momentum, keeping the close alignmentwith the business and implementation of policies Comments are closed. Worcestershire County CouncilOn 26 Sep 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Rusnak converts penalty, Real Salt Lake beats Whitecaps 1-0

first_img Associated Press Rusnak fired his second goal of the season into the upper right corner, converting the penalty after Jakub Nerwinski brought down Corey Baird in the 18-yard box. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSANDY, Utah (AP) — Albert Rusnak scored on a penalty in the 21st minute and Real Salt Lake held on to beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 on Saturday. Written by Tags: Albert Rusnak/MLS/Real Salt Lakecenter_img March 9, 2019 /Sports News – Local Rusnak converts penalty, Real Salt Lake beats Whitecaps 1-0 The Whitecaps dropped to 0-2-0. Nick Rimando made five saves to preserve the clean sheet for Real Salt Lake (1-0-1).last_img read more