GG House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos

first_imgPhotographs:  Marcos García Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: Eléctrica VariedadesCollaborators:Carlos Miramontes, Jenny Mora, Jenny Camarena, Paola Hernández, Alma Osnaya, Gabriela Chávez, Andrea Zúñiga, Roberto Contreras, Rodrigo Ortega, Daniela Valdez, Diana Reséndiz, Lourdes Rodríguez, Maripily Roel, Isaac Mora, Ma. Fernanda Peña, Sofía Valenzuela, Héctor GuardadoProject Architects:Elías Rizo Suárez y Alejandro Rizo SuárezCity:TapalpaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marcos GarcíaText description provided by the architects. The project for GG House emerged from a very particular commission. Our client, a middle-aged bachelor, wanted to build a weekend house in a clearing in a forest, on a property on a mountain. In addition to the topographical conditions, we found that the project involved unusual requirements in terms of privacy, which allowed a more open relationship between the spaces and the environment.Save this picture!© Marcos GarcíaThe house is located on a steep terrain overlooking a plain between mountains and the Colima volcano in the distance, visible above the tops of the oaks. The rugged topography was a determining factor in the layout of the project; it was designed on a series of terraces carved into the hill and linked by a zigzag path.Save this picture!PlanThe property is accessed from the highest point. The vehicles travel along a path that cuts the slope downhill towards a garage that sits on an intermediate terrace and sinks into the hill, framed by a stone portal. The roof of the house, the first facade that confronts the visitor, is seen between trees as an exposed concrete slab covered with gravel, and reveals the broken profile of the building.Save this picture!© Marcos GarcíaFrom the garage arises a staircase made of rectangular stone slabs of variable dimensions, from a carpet of gravel that refers to the roof and seems to suggest that the building is an extrusion of the land itself. At that moment, the front facade of the house is revealed, lined with a lacquered steel plate which will age at whim, like the rest of the materials. Over time, the plate will lose its luster and will oxidize, changing in the same way its surroundings do, and will leave a trail of oxide on the stone that will eventually be confused with red earth, very characteristic of the region.Save this picture!© Marcos GarcíaThe program of the house was designed in a rectangular plan that is inserted into one of the slits in the ground. The resulting volume is a prism sitting with respect on the ground, oriented transversely to the slope of the hill and exposing its longest side towards the view. We decided to make an inflection at about the center of the volume, in the entrance space, to create a break in the roof, to break with the elongated proportions of the building. In plan, the gesture of the break is repeated on the north side to allow a more ample terrace overlooking the Colima volcano.Save this picture!© Marcos GarcíaThe entrance lobby traverses the building and breaks it into two equal blocks. At the end of the west block there is a terrace clad in cumarú, suspended above the ground, and connected to the master bedroom through a window. The rest of the program includes two guest bedrooms, each one with its own bathroom, a guest bathroom and laundry area. The block east of the entrance houses the living room, dining room and kitchen; all in one large space that is connected via retractable window panels, a roof terrace that reflects the exterior at the other end and appears to float above the ground.Save this picture!© Marcos GarcíaProject gallerySee allShow lessOPEN’s Competition Entry for New Shenzhen Art Museum and LibraryUnbuilt ProjectAlberto Burri Retrospective in Final Week at New York City’s GuggenheimArchitecture News Share Mexico Photographs GG House / Elías Rizo ArquitectosSave this projectSaveGG House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos GG House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos Year:  Projects Houses Architects: Elías Rizo Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Marcos García+ 18 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2015 CopyAbout this officeElías Rizo ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsGlassStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTapalpaMexicoPublished on January 04, 2016Cite: “GG House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos” [Casa GG / Elías Rizo Arquitectos] 04 Jan 2016. 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Justice for Mario Romero!

first_imgWW photo: Terri KayVallejo, Calif. — This city has faced a number of killings by police in the last year. The family of Mario Romero, one of the victims, and supporters, came out on Martin Luther King Day to protest the killings. A press release from the Justice for Mario Romero and Joseph Johnson Movement explained: “On Sept. 2, 2012, Mario Romero was approached and gunned down while sitting in his parked car in front of his home by a Vallejo police officer, identified by multiple witnesses as Officer Dustin B. Joseph (age 32). Public and court records indicate a series of multiple complaints that detail a history of unlawful abusive and questionable, to say the least, behavior of Officer Dustin Joseph.”Cyndi Mitchell, Mario’s sister, says, “There’s a lot of questions not being answered. The police chief lied, calling Mario a parolee. Officer Dustin Joseph must be fired and tried.”Since Romero’s death, she says, the family has been “dealing with a lot of intimidation, harassment, been run off roads, had lights shined in our faces, and constant surveillance. What people don’t understand is that Mario never got out of the car. Once they killed him, they cut him out of the seat-belt. He had been shot in the hands, wrist, face, mouth … all indicating he had his hands up.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Apple TV censors “China Uncensored” show

first_img Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Help by sharing this information An accommodating attitude that could spreadRSF condemns Apple’s subservience to the Chinese regime, which could encourage other international content providers to censor themselves in exchange for commercial advantages from the Chinese authorities.The behaviour of Apple, which has its headquarters in Cupertino, California, is all the more incomprehensible because it is one of the world’s most powerful multinationals, one that made more than 46 billion dollars in profit last year alone.When contacted by RSF, Apple declined to comment. “We do not issue statements in response to this kind of information,” a spokesperson said. Censoring content and blocking freedom of information is obviously not the best kind of public relations.China continues to be ranked almost at the bottom of RSF’s World Press Freedom Index (176th out of 180 countries), while Taiwan and Hong Kong are ranked 51st and 69th respectively. RSF_en June 7, 2021 Find out more ChinaHong KongTaiwanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Freedom of expressionInternet Receive email alerts Follow the news on Asia – Pacific June 10, 2021 Find out more News China Uncensored, which can also be seen on YouTube, openly sets out to combat Chinese propaganda. It mocks the regime, carries news about dissidents and persecuted minorities and is produced by New York-based New Tang Dynasty Television (NTD.TV), which is affiliated to the Falun Gong, a religious movement that is persecuted in China. UPDATE:Apple TV finally ended its censorship of the show and has approved it in all three territories – Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. RSF welcomes this decision and thanks those media outlets that, by reporting the censorship, help to get it lifted.Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Apple’s blocking of the satirical Web TV show China Uncensored not only in Mainland China but also in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Apple’s extension of its blocking to territories not subject to Chinese law is a dangerous example of international corporate submission to the demands of Chinese censorship.The consumer electronics giant seems to have had no hesitation about making generous concessions to China’s authoritarian regime in order to keep itself afloat in the Chinese market. That at least is the impression one gets from its decision last month to make China Uncensored available on the Apple TV app everywhere except China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists News to go further News June 2, 2021 Find out more Is Apple scared of the Chinese authorities?“We vehemently condemn this unacceptable act of censorship and we are alarmed by the apparent insouciance with which Apple, one of the giants of online programme distribution, seems ready to sacrifice freedom of information for the sake of its market share”, said Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF’s Taipei bureau, which covers Northern Asia.China is Apple’s second biggest market, after the United States and before Europe. But it is a market in which nothing can be taken for granted. Last year, Apple suffered a major fall in its sales and in its share of the Chinese market to its Chinese rivals. Is Apple trying to ingratiate itself with the Chinese authorities in the wake of these setbacks? Apple has already made a habit of withdrawing certain apps from the Apple Store in China on the grounds of complying with local law. But this is new. This time Apple is taking its self-censorship much further, and including territories not subject to Chinese law. News Organisation ChinaHong KongTaiwanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Freedom of expressionInternet April 18, 2017 – Updated on June 6, 2017 Apple TV censors “China Uncensored” show Chris Chappell dans China Uncensored Chinese censorship on the riseContent blocking in response to a formal request from the Chinese government is unfortunately not new. Apple removed the New York Times app from the Apple Store in China last January, but the app remained available in its Hong Kong and Taiwan stores.Chris Chappell, China Uncensored’s host, said: “I totally understand why we’re blocked in Mainland China. We’re clearly disrupting the Communist Party’s harmonious propaganda…but Hong Kong and Taiwan are not supposed to be under Chinese law.”Although China recovered sovereignty over Hong Kong in 1997, the territory has Special Administrative Region status which explicitly guarantees freedom of expression. Although China claims sovereignty over Taiwan, it has functioned in practice as a sovereign state known as the Republic of China for half a century.“Taiwan and Hong Kong represent two alternative models of Chinese-culture societies, ones with a well-established tradition of freedom of expression,” Alviani added. “Blocking a Web TV show critical of Mainland Chinese propaganda in these territories is no small matter.”last_img read more

Ten jailed Iranian journalists start the New Year in harsh prison conditions

first_img Reporters Without Borders has expressed its indignation at the prison conditions of 10 Iranian journalists, most of them ill and in a very physically and psychologically weakened state.The international press freedom organisation renews its objections to their often-arbitrary detention and calls for their release.Ali-Reza Ahmadi, journalist with the financial daily Asia was released on bail on 8 January 2004. He had been remanded in custody since 29 July 2003. His family stood bail in the sum of 1 billion rials (about 100,000 euros at the official rate).”It is completely unacceptable for journalists like Siamak Pourzand, who is sick and 74-years old, to still be held in solitary confinement,” said Robert Ménard, secretary general of Reporters Without Borders.”The same goes for Ali-Reza Jabari, 60, who is suffering from heart problems and has even received 253 lashes. The journalists’ families are not even allowed to bring warm clothing to the sick prisoners.” Ménard added that Reporters Without Borders remained very concerned by the cases of Taghi Rahmani, Reza Alijani and Hoda Saber, whose legal position was unclear at the least and for whom the legal period of being held in custody had long ago passed. After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Receive email alerts Organisation June 9, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has expressed its indignation at the prison conditions of 10 Iranian journalists, most of them ill and in a very physically and psychologically weakened state.The international press freedom organisation renews its objections to their often-arbitrary detention and calls for their release. Ali-Reza Ahmadi, journalist with the financial daily Asia was released on bail on 8 January 2004. News News IranMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information IranMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Irancenter_img January 12, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ten jailed Iranian journalists start the New Year in harsh prison conditions Information about the 10 jailed journalists:- Siamak Pourzand, freelance journalist for several independent newspapers, sentenced to eight years in prison, has been jailed since November 2001. This 74-year-old has been put under heavy psychological pressure and has been tortured during interrogation. In an open letter his wife said, “He is held in solitary confinement in the basement of Evin Jail. According to a diagnosis given on 30 July 2003 at the Imam Khomeini Hospital in Teheran he is suffering from an arthritic neck and worrying disc problems that will require an operation. He is unable to walk and to attend to his daily needs”.- Ali-Reza Jabari, journalist with the monthly Adineh, jailed since 17 March 2003, was sentenced to three years in prison and 253 lashes. At over 60 years old, Ali-Reza Jabari has heart problems. Held in a cell with common-law prisoners, he has been treated even worse since a letter detailing his prison conditions was published on an Internet site. The prison authorities refuse to allow his wife to bring him warm clothing.- Hassan Youssefi Eshkevari, journalist for Iran-e-Farda, sentenced to seven years in prison, has been jailed since 5 August 2000. Diabetic and insulin-dependent and suffering from bleeding from his eyes, he was given a temporary release to seek medical treatment but his doctors say he urgently needs intensive care outside of prison.- Akbar Ganji, journalist with the daily Sobh-e-Emouz, sentenced to six years in prison, has been jailed since 2 April 2000. Suffering from an acute throat disorder, he was allowed a 10-day pass for treatment but doctors believe he needs an urgent operation.- Iraj Jamshidi, editor in chief of the financial daily Asia, held in detention since 6 July 2003, has still not been tried. On the eve of a visit from the UN special rapporteur, Ambeyi Ligabo, he was transferred from his isolation cell to a dormitory. Since then he has been returned to the basement of Evin Jail. He has been allowed only one visit, coinciding with Ligabo’s trip.- Hossein Ghazian, journalist with the daily Norouz, sentenced to four and a half years in prison and jailed since 31 October 2002.- Abbas Abdi, of the daily Salam, sentenced to four and a half years in prison and held since 4 November 2002.- Taghi Rahmani, of Omid-e-Zangan, imprisoned since 14 June 2003, for no official reason, has been held in solitary confinement for nearly two months and has not been allowed to receive any visitors since 6 December. He was reportedly sentenced on appeal, in another case, to 13 years in jail.- Reza Alijani, editor in chief of Iran-e-Farda and laureate of the Reporters Without Borders-Fondation de France press freedom prize, imprisoned since 14 June 2003, for no official reason, held in solitary confinement for nearly two months and not allowed any visitors since 6 December. He was reportedly sentenced on appeal in another case to six years in prison.- Hoda Saber, managing editor of Iran-e-Farda, also held since 14 June 2003. He was reportedly sentence on appeal in another case to ten years in prison.The Association for the Defence of Prisoners’ Rights, set up at the end of December by the journalist Emadoldin Baghi (given a one-year suspended jail sentence on 4 December) and human rights activist, on 6 December 2003 released a statement in Teheran condemning the situation of Iran’s jailed journalists.A petition signed by more than 1,000 university students and professors was published and addressed to the ‘Iranian people’ on 5 January 2004, calling for the release of Taghi Rahmani, Reza Alijani and Hoda Saber whom it said had been “illegally and unfairly arrested”. News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 to go further March 18, 2021 Find out more February 25, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Newslast_img read more

JPL’s Mars 2020 Rover Goes Coast-to-Coast to Prep for Launch

first_img 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 On Feb. 11, 2020, Mars 2020 Assembly, Test and Launch Operations Manager David Gruel watched as members of his team loaded NASA’s next Mars rover onto an Air Force C-17 at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California. The rover was flown to Cape Canaveral, Florida, in preparation for its July launch. Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechNASA’s next Mars rover has arrived in Florida to begin final preparations for its launch to the Red Planet this July. Two Air Force C-17 Globemaster cargo planes carrying the Mars 2020 rover as well as the cruise stage, descent stage and Mars Helicopter touched down at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at about 12 noon Wednesday, completing a 2,300-mile (3,700-kilometer) trip that began Tuesday at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory here in Pasadena.“Our rover has left the only home it has ever known,” said John McNamee, Mars 2020 project manager. “The 2020 family here at JPL is a little sad to see it go, but we’re even more proud knowing that the next time our rover takes to the skies, it will be headed to Mars.”Assembly, test and launch operations for Mars 2020 began in January 2018. The first piece of hardware that would become part of the rover arrived on the clean room floor of JPL’s Spacecraft Assembly Facility’s High Bay 1 a few months later.The rover’s aeroshell – its protective covering for the trip to the Red Planet – arrived at Kennedy this past December. Early on Feb. 11, the rover, cruise stage, descent stage and mission support equipment headed in four police-escorted trucks to the U.S. Air Force’s March Air Reserve Base, where they were loaded aboard the two waiting C-17s.Within hours of arriving at the Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center, the 11 pallets of Mars 2020 spacecraft will be transported to the same spacecraft processing facility that in 2011 handled NASA’s Curiosity rover, which is currently exploring Mars’ Gale Crater. Later this week, the Mars 2020 assembly, test and launch operations team will begin testing the components to assess their health following the cross-country flight.After months of final assembly and additional testing, Mars 2020 should be enclosed in its aeroshell for the final time in late June. It will be delivered to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Launch Complex 41 to be integrated with the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that will hurl it toward Jezero Crater in early July.Mars 2020 will collect and store rock and soil samples in sealed tubes and will search for signs of past microbial life, characterize the planet’s climate and geology, and pave the way for human exploration. Subsequent missions, currently in the planning stages, will return to Jezero Crater, gather the samples collected by Mars 2020 and return them to Earth for the sort of in-depth study that only a full-size lab can provide.JPL is building and will manage operations of the Mars 2020 rover for NASA. NASA’s Launch Services Program, based at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, is responsible for launch management.For information on NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, visit Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 15 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Top of the News center_img Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Science and Technology JPL’s Mars 2020 Rover Goes Coast-to-Coast to Prep for Launch The agency’s first step in returning rocks from Mars just arrived at Kennedy Space Center. The Mars 2020 team now begins readying for a launch to the Red Planet this July. From NASA/JPL-Caltech Published on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 12:37 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

COVID-19 Impact and Recovery Analysis |Stackers Market Procurement Intelligence Report Forecasts Spend Growth of Over…

first_img Previous articleChiefs trying for first Super Bowl repeat win in 16 yearsNext articleExperian North America Earns Top Marks in Human Rights Campaign’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Twitter Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 Facebook Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img TAGS  COVID-19 Impact and Recovery Analysis |Stackers Market Procurement Intelligence Report Forecasts Spend Growth of Over USD 772.87 Million | SpendEdge Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– The Stackers Market is poised to experience spend growth of more than USD 772.87 million between 2021-2025 at a CAGR of over 4.09%. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Request free sample pages This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: SpendEdge has announced the release of its Global Stackers Market Procurement Intelligence Report (Graphic: Business Wire) Read the 120-page research report with TOC and LOE on “Stackers Market – Procurement Intelligence Report, Pricing Outlook in Geographies that include APAC, North America, South America, and MEA, and insights into best practices to optimize procurement spend.” SpendEdge’s reports now include an in-depth complimentary analysis of the COVID-19 impact on procurement and the latest market data to help your company overcome sourcing challenges. Our Stackers Market procurement intelligence report offers actionable procurement intelligence insights, sourcing strategies, and action plans to mitigate risks arising out of the current pandemic situation. The insights offered by our reports will help procurement professionals streamline supply chain operations and gain insights into the best procurement practices to mitigate losses. Information on Latest Trends and Supply Chain Market Information Knowledge centre on COVID-19 impact assessment Insights into the Market Price TrendsSuppliers in this market have moderate bargaining power owing to moderate pressure from substitutes and a moderate level of threat from new entrants.Buyers can benchmark their preferred pricing models for stackers Market, Procurement, Management with the wider industry information and identify the cost-saving potential. Insights to help buyers identify and shortlist the most suitable suppliers for their Stackers Market requirements. This procurement report answers the following questions:Am I engaging with the right suppliers?Which KPIs should I use to evaluate my incumbent suppliers?Which supplier selection criteria are relevant for?What are the Stackers Market category essentials in terms of SLAs and RFx? To get instant access to over 1000 market-ready procurement intelligence reports without any additional costs or commitment, Subscribe Now for Free. Insights into strategies that will help buyers optimize their category management practices. The report answers the following questions:What should be my strategic procurement objectives, activities, and enablers for the Stackers Market category?What negotiation levers can I pull for cost-saving?What are Stackers Market procurement best practices I should be promoting in my supply chain? Some of the top Stackers Market suppliers enlisted in this report This Stackers Market procurement intelligence report has enlisted the top suppliers and their cost structures, SLA terms, best selection criteria, and negotiation strategies.Toyota Industries Corp.Sandvik ABLiebherr-International Deutschland GmbHKION Group AGJungheinrich AGKUKA AktiengesellschaftDaifuku Co. LtdHyster-Yale Materials Handling Inc.The Manitowoc Co.BEUMER Group GmbH & Co. KG Get access to regular sourcing and procurement insights to our digital procurement platform – Contact Us. Table of Content Executive Summary Market Insights Category Pricing Insights Cost-saving Opportunities Best Practices Category Ecosystem Category Management Strategy Category Management Enablers Suppliers Selection Suppliers under Coverage US Market Insights Category scope Appendix About SpendEdge: SpendEdge shares your passion for driving sourcing and procurement excellence. We are the preferred procurement market intelligence partner for 120+ Fortune 500 firms and other leading companies across numerous industries. Our strength lies in delivering robust, real-time procurement market intelligence reports and solutions. To know more View source version on CONTACT: SpendEdge Anirban Choudhury Marketing Manager Ph No: +1 (872) 206-9340 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY OTHER CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY SOURCE: SpendEdge Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/28/2021 02:00 PM/DISC: 01/28/2021 02:00 PM read more

July Stimulus Package: Donegal facilities to share over €230,000

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community centres and facilities across Donegal are to share just over €230,000 under the July Stimulus Package – the highest allocation outside the capital.It’s part of a €5m national package announced today.The funding will be provided under the Community Enhancement Programme, and is in addition to €2m provided under that programme earlier this year.The new fund seeks to stimulate local economies by providing capital grants towards the maintenance, improvement and upkeep of community centres, and community buildings. Similar expenditure on other community facilities will also be allowed. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter By News Highland – August 10, 2020 Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews Pinterest July Stimulus Package: Donegal facilities to share over €230,000 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebookcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Previous articlePublic consultation launched on future of Ards FriaryNext articleThunderstorm warning issued for Donegal News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Google+ Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

NI Executive publishes plan to ease lockdown by summer

first_img NI Executive publishes plan to ease lockdown by summer AudioHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Northern Ireland’s restaurants and pubs will reopen fully by early summer under the region’s much anticipated local roadmap out of lockdown.A series of reviews will be held on 16th March, 15th April, 13ty May and 10th June, with decisions being made based on what progress has been achieved on those dates.The staggered approach to getting back to normal, which is not tied to specific dates, will begin with what the Executive is billing as “cautious first steps”.Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill says the region will see a gradual return to normality…………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.A further 149 cases of Covid 19 have been confirmed North of the border today, with two additional covid related deaths.289 patients are being treated for the disease in hospital, with 34 in ICU.*****************Executive statement in full -Executive sets out plan to ease out of restrictionsThe Executive has outlined its pathway to a gradual easing of the current restrictions.‘Moving Forward: The Executive’s Pathway Out Of Restrictions’ sets out a step-by-step approach to the relaxation of the current regulations.The plan builds on medical and scientific advances over the last year, which together with the collective action of citizens, has resulted in a reduction in levels of infection across our community.These advances include the expansion of the test, track and protect systems to target localised outbreaks and identify and respond rapidly to any new variants of concern; and the success of our vaccination programme, which has delivered a vaccine to more than 500,000 people since the beginning of December and is continuing to roll-out at speed across the adult population.We have made significant progress and there is much to be hopeful for.However, we are mindful that the Covid-19 pandemic can be highly unpredictable and the situation is complicated by the emergence of new variants, which can spread even more easily between people.In moving forward, we must be cautious and measured. Our flexible framework outlines nine pathways each of which has five phases detailing the level of restrictions required.The sequencing of progress through the phases will be based on evidence, the prevailing public health situation and an assessment of impacts for people, for society and for the economy.This means that we may be in different phases across the nine pathways at any given time.We have already begun our journey of gradual easements in some areas. The process of returning our young people to schools will begin with phase 1 on Monday March 8; and phase 2 on March 22. Subject to the levels of community transmission, the return of other pupils to school will begin immediately after the Easter holidays with the aim of all pupils returning to school as soon as possible.Each step must be informed by the impact of the last relaxation on community transmission and the R number. That’s why we believe a careful approach, taking one small step at a time and reviewing the impacts, is the best and safest way to move forward. While we understand that people want certainty, we cannot be bound by dates that would only serve to give people false hope.A rigorous monitor, review and implementation system has been developed to assess the impact of each phase of the relaxations and identify possible next actions.Businesses will rightly want time to prepare for reopening when the time is right to do so. Engagement with relevant sectors will be a core element of our four-weekly reviews, which will help to support preparations for Covid-19 safe environments.The first Comprehensive Formal Review will be held on 16 March and subsequent dates are 15 April, 13 May and 10 June.These should not be viewed as dates on which we will move to lift certain restrictions; rather, they are appropriate dates that have been identified to examine all relevant indicators.In line with the Executive’s guiding principles on the management of the pandemic all decision-making will be evidenced, proportionate, necessary and sustainable.View/download a copy of the ‘Moving Forward: The Executive’s Pathway Out Of Restrictions’ document via the following By News Highland – March 2, 2021 WhatsApp Google+center_img Pinterest Google+ Previous articleAppeal after ‘selfish’ acts of vandalism at local play facilitiesNext articleMan detained in Derry as part of suspicious death investigation News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA last_img read more

Oxford Vice-Chancellor is third highest paid VC in UK

first_imgOxford University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Hamilton, is the third highest renumerated university adminstrator in the UK, according to a study published by the University and College Union (UCU).The report, published on Tuesday by UCU, analysed 155 higher education institutes. It found that university leaders enjoyed an average salary of £260,290 in 2013-14. However, 16 per cent of institutions contacted either didn’t respond to the union’s Freedom of Information request or exercised exemptions. Oxford chose to use an exemption over travel and passed on redacted minutes of its renumeration committee.Nottingham Trent University’s Vice-Chancellor, Neil Gorman, was found to be the highest paid administrator, receiving £623,000, including all accrued bonuses. Andrew Hamilton was ranked third, earning a salary of £442,000. However, once Gorman’s five years of accrued bonuses and pension are stripped out, Hamilton enjoys the highest base salary of any UK Vice-Chancellor. The University did not release the size of Hamilton’s bonus.A UCU spokesperson told Cherwell, “What concerns us most is the utterly arbitrary nature of pay increases in universities and the complete lack of transparency. Why should one Vice-Chancellor enjoy an inflation-busting double digit pay rise while others secure more modest releases? What we need to see is a far more open system of governance. We want student and staff representatives on the committees that set senior pay in our universities and full disclosure of the minutes of those meetings.”The study also found that Oxford has 396 employees earning between £100,000 and £399,999. Of these, 274 were in the bracket £100,000 to £149,000 and a further 88 in the £150,000 to £199,999 region. Only UCL employed more high-earning staff, with 429 employees earning in excess of £100,000.Fergal O’Dwyer, Chairman of the Oxford Living Wage Campaign, commented, “We deal regularly with the University’s lowest paid members of staff, and hear about how difficult it is for them to make ends meet. The disparity in pay, in quality of life, between these workers and those, like Hamilton, on the highest end of the University’s pay scale makes me embarrassed to be an Oxford student.”Hamilton emerged as the fourth highest spender on air fares of all university Vice-Chancellors. In the year 2013-14, £34,210.71 was spent on flights for the Vice-Chancellor. The University did not provide information on expenditure on Business and First Class flights, nor their proportion in overall expenditure. The average spend on air fares for vice-chancellors was only £9,705.75 and the percentage of overall flight expenditure spent on business and first class flights during 2013/14 was 67.6 per cent.A spokesperson for the University told Cherwell that Hamilton’s salary reflects the high standing of the university as the top in the country.When questioned on the Vice-Chancellor’s air travel, the University responded, “Given that Oxford is one of the great international universities, overseas travel is an important part of the Vice-Chancellor’s role in maintaining the University’s globally competitive position.”last_img read more

Medical center recognized for promoting organ donation

first_img ×Anthony J. Passannante Jr., M.D., FACC, President of Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center, accepts the Platinum Award from Kelly Bonventre, Hospital Services Manager of the NJ Sharing Network, in recognition of Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center’s outstanding efforts in promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries. Anthony J. Passannante Jr., M.D., FACC, President of Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center, accepts the Platinum Award from Kelly Bonventre, Hospital Services Manager of the NJ Sharing Network, in recognition of Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center’s outstanding efforts in promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries. Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center is among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).Nationwide, the campaign has added more than 443,000 donor enrollments to state registries .center_img The hospital conducted awareness and registry campaigns to educate staff, patients, visitors, and community members about the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donors and, by doing so, increased the number of potential donors on the state’s donor registry.The hospital earned points for each activity implemented between October 2017 and April 2018 and was awarded Platinum Recognition through the HRSA Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign.Of the 1,283 hospitals and transplant centers participating in the campaign, only 468 platinum awards were awarded during this phase of the campaign.“Our hospital partners are vital to our life-saving mission,” said Joe Roth, president and CEO of NJ Sharing Network. “With nearly 4,000 people in New Jersey in need of a transplant and 115,000 across the country, the work that hospital partners like Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center do to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation is critical in helping more patients receive transplants.”This campaign is a special effort of HRSA’s Workplace Partnership for Life to mobilize the nation’s hospitals to increase the number of people in the country who are registered organ, eye, and tissue donors and ultimately, the number of organs available for transplant.The campaign unites donation advocates at hospitals with representatives from their local organ procurement organizations, Donate Life America affiliates, and state and regional hospital associations. Working together, the teams leverage their communications resources and outreach efforts to most effectively spread word of the critical need for donors.last_img read more