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Mountain Guest House / Dom Architecture

first_imgArchDaily Save this picture!Courtesy of Dom Architecture+ 9 Share Photographs:  Courtesy of Dom ArchitectureText description provided by the architects. The existing volume could not be changed, so we adapt the guest house program to it.Save this picture!Courtesy of Dom ArchitectureFirst of all we covered with insulation and waterproofing the roof, and then we did the same with the facades and interior space. The idea is to open the inside space to outside, so the users could be available to enjoy the large garden with views. The cover is extended with a new wicker pergola with iron structure, so we can increase the terrace space and visitors will be more in touch with the garden, the nature and the orchard.Save this picture!Courtesy of Dom ArchitectureThe interior space is understood almost as a single and continuous space where the living room, kitchen and small dining area, form the main space and it is also connected to the bedroom and bathroom.Save this picture!Floor PlanIn the bedroom we design a continuous furniture, with the same flooring wood,  a base cabinet, also becomes the head of the bed, and encompassed the window perimeter. It can be used as a bench where you could enjoy the framed views.Save this picture!Courtesy of Dom ArchitectureThe kitchen furniture, the fireplace furniture and cabinets maintain the same modulation, and they help us to distribute the ordered space.Save this picture!DetailProject gallerySee allShow lessMackay Terrace / Shaun Lockyer ArchitectsSelected ProjectsCall for Entries: AZ AWARDS 2015Architecture News Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Area:  65 m² Area:  65 m² Photographs CopyHouses•Barcelona, Spain “COPY”center_img Mountain Guest House / Dom Architecture Mountain Guest House / Dom ArchitectureSave this projectSaveMountain Guest House / Dom Architecture Projects Architects: Dom Architecture Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Spain CopyAbout this officeDom ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBarcelonaHousesSpainPublished on January 20, 2015Cite: “Mountain Guest House / Dom Architecture” 20 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore 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

Knorr video adverts to generate free donations to three charities

first_img  320 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis56 Tagged with: Advertising corporate AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis56 Four-week trialThe pilot will last four weeks in April, with Knorr Chicken Stock Pot’s and Beef Concentrated Stock adverts running across a range of UK-based online publishers.The trial is an attempt to achieve improved levels of engagement and give consumers the opportunity to make a positive impact on society.  Knorr video adverts to generate free donations to three charities Unilever FoundryKnorr’s partnership with Good-Loop is a product of the Unilever Foundry. This is a global platform for startups to collaborate with Unilever’s 400+ brands. It has been an entry point for innovative tech companies for more than four years, piloting more than 100 startups with Unilever brands and functions.Philippa Atkinson, senior brand manager at Knorr UK & Ireland, said: “Our partnership with Good-Loop will enable us to test a new advertising format that empowers consumers to choose to watch our advertising in exchange for a charitable donation – something that has never been done before with a Unilever brand – and we’re looking forward to the results.”The partnership, which requires viewers to opt-in to view the adverts, is designed to match Unilever’s minimum standards for online advertising of viewability, verification and value.Amy Williams is the founder and CEO of Good-Loop. She said: “I’m really inspired by the idea that being good for the world can also make good business sense. Through working with Unilever Foundry, we’ve partnered with Knorr to deploy an adtech solution which can generate real social change and deliver better marketing ROI. It’s a win-win-win for the brand, for the people watching the ad, and for Knorr’s amazing charity partners.”Good-Loop is currently crowdfunding to expand its services. Howard Lake | 9 April 2018 | News Viewers of Knorr online adverts will be able to choose one of the company’s charity partners to benefit from a corporate donation.The Unilever food brand is working with video advertising platform Good-Loop to deliver video advertising in a way that also generates charitable donations from the company.Viewers who watch a Knorr advert for 15 seconds are then ‘rewarded’ with the option to choose one of Knorr’s charitable causes to receive 50% of the ad money. The three charities are:The People’s KitchenThe Trussell TrustWaterAidThey were chosen because they matched Knorr’s “wider commitment to make sustainable living commonplace”.The rest of the advertising income is split between the publisher and Good-Loop as income.   319 total views,  1 views today Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Comentario de WW/MO: Un cuento de dos clases

first_imgEl segundo paquete de estímulo finalmente se aprobó en ambas cámaras del Congreso el 27 de diciembre, acompañado de mucha controversia. Lamentablemente, no brinda ningún apoyo significativo a los millones de trabajadores y sus familias que se tambalean al borde del desastre económico.Protesta del 27 de diciembre, Brooklyn, N.Y.                                   WW Foto: Toni ArensteinEl proyecto de ley se retrasó una semana, cuando Trump exigió demagógicamente que los cheques de estímulo se aumentaran de $600 a $2.000, sabiendo que sería derribado por el millonario Senado.Este impasse hizo que millones de trabajadores desempleados perdieran el valor de una semana de beneficios, que la factura aumentó en $300 minúsculos.El líder de la mayoría en el Senado, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Encabezó la acusación contra este aumento, afirmando que $2.000 “caerían en manos de los amigos ricos de los demócratas que no necesitan la ayuda”. (Washington Post, 30 de diciembre) Esta declaración despiadada fue una bofetada en la cara para todos los pobres y los trabajadores.Kentucky, el estado que representa McConnell, es el hogar de 10 de los 25 condados más pobres de los EE.UU. (, 13 de marzo)Según los datos de la encuesta de la Oficina del Censo, más de 27 millones de adultos declararon que no comieron lo suficiente desde finales de noviembre hasta principios de diciembre. Y, por supuesto, estas asombrosas cifras no toman en consideración a los trabajadores indocumentados ni a los niños.Qué incluye este proyecto de ley de $900 mil millones aprobado por el Congreso? Junto con los cheques de estímulo que comenzaron a emitirse el 1 de enero, otras disposiciones incluyen la extensión de los beneficios por desempleo hasta mediados de marzo y una extensión de la Asistencia por desempleo de emergencia pandémica, que permite a aquellos que han agotado sus beneficios estatales, incluidos los de tiempo parcial y trabajadores, para obtener 13 semanas adicionales de beneficios por desempleo. Los trabajadores tienen hasta el 31 de enero para solicitar estos beneficios.Hay una extensión de la moratoria sobre los desalojos hasta el 31 de enero. Joe Biden tendrá la autoridad para extenderlo una vez que tome el juramento de la presidencia el 20 de enero. Y hay $25 mil millones adicionales en asistencia para inquilinos. El Programa de Seguridad Financiera del Instituto Aspen y el Proyecto de Defensa contra Desalojos Covid-19 han estimado que más de 40 millones de inquilinos enfrentan el desalojo debido al impacto de la pandemia COVID-19.El proyecto de ley asigna $20 mil millones para la compra de vacunas contra el coronavirus, supuestamente para que la vacuna esté disponible para cualquiera que no pueda pagarla. Existe una disposición que proporciona $8 mil millones para la distribución de vacunas, que incluyen $20 mil millones para ayudar a los estados con las pruebas de coronavirus.El proyecto de ley pondrá $284 mil millones a disposición de las pequeñas empresas, con un primer y segundo préstamo condonable del Programa de Protección de Cheques de Pago, elegibilidad ampliada de PPP para organizaciones sin fines de lucro y medios de comunicación y modificaciones al programa para atender a las pequeñas empresas, organizaciones sin fines de lucro y restaurantes independientes. Este dinero equivale a una gota en el balde para las pequeñas empresas, que apenas pueden mantenerse a flote, ni ayudará a reabrir las pequeñas empresas que han cerrado permanentemente.Según, más de 163.000 empresas estadounidenses han cerrado desde el 1 de marzo. Esta asombrosa cifra representa un aumento del 23% con respecto al 10 de julio pasado, cuando el recuento de cierres superó los 132.000.Ya el 16 de septiembre, unos 32.000 restaurantes habían cerrado desde el inicio de la pandemia, y se esperaba que el 61% de los cierres fueran permanentes. Los clubes nocturnos y bares, un mercado más pequeño, habían perdido más de 6.400 negocios, más de la mitad de forma permanente, mientras que los minoristas habían visto 30.374 cierres.Por otro lado, el Congreso aprobó un presupuesto militar estadounidense que asciende a $740 mil millones. Esto representa el 15% del presupuesto federal general para el 2021 y ni siquiera incluye guerras de ocupación como Afganistán o la ayuda de 500 millones de dólares al apartheid de Israel. Estados Unidos gasta más en sus fuerzas armadas que China, Rusia, India, Arabia Saudita, Francia, Alemania, Gran Bretaña, Japón, Corea del Sur y Brasil juntos. (Fundación Peter G. Pederson)Ganancias de Wall Street se disparan mientras la gente sufreLa vacuna contra el coronavirus, que finalmente está comenzando a llegar a millones de personas en los EE.UU., no ha evitado un resurgimiento de la pandemia, que ahora ha matado a más de 360.000 personas y afectado a unos 20 millones más. Los hospitales se han quedado sin camas y se han creado morgues improvisadas para almacenar a los muertos. Y esto se suma a los millones de personas que padecen desempleo y hambre.Pero hay una pequeña camarilla que ha disfrutado del resultado de la pandemia. Son los multimillonarios de Wall Street y el sistema corrupto que los impulsa. Las ganancias para las grandes corporaciones se han disparado durante la pandemia, ya que llenan el vacío dejado por la desaparición de las pequeñas empresas.De hecho, 45 de las 50 firmas comerciales más valiosas de EE.UU., como Walmart, Salesforce, Cisco Systems, Netflix, Zoom y PayPal, han reportado ganancias desde marzo pasado. Veintisiete de esas empresas han despedido a más de 100.000 trabajadores. (Washington Post, 16 de diciembre)Michael Farr, presidente de la firma de administración de dinero Farr, Miller & Washington, con sede en D.C., dice: “Que un cierre económico de proporciones épicas inducido por una pandemia haya sido digerido con acciones que terminan el año un 15% más alto es alucinante. El año 2020 ha sido impresionante”. (Washington Post, 31 de diciembre)Para colmo de males, las grandes corporaciones no solo han sido las principales culpables de los despidos masivos de trabajadores, sino que se han beneficiado enormemente de las exenciones fiscales en miles de millones de dólares, gracias a sus millonarios amigos republicanos en el Senado y demócratas complacientes.“Los mercados están dominados por las personas que están en los escalones superiores. No sienten ningún dolor. Leen sobre eso, pero no lo experimentan. Lo que sí experimentan es la otra cara: hemos tenido ganancias de productividad muy sustanciales con Zoom y otras eficiencias de la vida diaria”, comentó David Kotok, fundador de Cumberland Advisors.Lo que esta pandemia ha expuesto en la cruda realidad es que el capitalismo es un sistema económico que se preocupa más por obtener ganancias para las grandes empresas y sus directores ejecutivos súper ricos que por el bienestar de los miles de millones de personas que habitan el planeta y luchan en una a diario para el empleo, la vivienda, la alimentación, la salud, la educación, la tierra y la igualdad.Solo una transformación completa de la sociedad del capitalismo a un sistema económico socialista sentará las bases para satisfacer las necesidades de la gente, al empoderar a la clase trabajadora global para poner fin a la pesadilla de la codicia capitalista y la guerra de una vez por todas.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

JPL Spacecraft Sees Ice on Mars Exposed by Meteor Impacts

first_img Subscribe 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment 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. Science and Technology JPL Spacecraft Sees Ice on Mars Exposed by Meteor Impacts By GUY WEBSTER Published on Friday, August 28, 2015 | 12:07 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took these images of a fresh, 6-meter-wide (20-foot-wide) crater on Mars on Oct. 18, 2008, (left) and on Jan. 14, 2009. Each image is 35 meters (115 feet) across. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of ArizonaJPL’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed frozen water hiding just below the surface of mid-latitude Mars. The spacecraft’s observations were obtained from orbit after meteorites excavated fresh craters on the Red Planet.Scientists controlling instruments on the orbiter found bright ice exposed at five Martian sites with new craters that range in depth from approximately half a meter to 2.5 meters (1.5 feet to 8 feet). The craters did not exist in earlier images of the same sites. Some of the craters show a thin layer of bright ice atop darker underlying material. The bright patches darkened in the weeks following initial observations, as the freshly exposed ice vaporized into the thin Martian atmosphere. One of the new craters had a bright patch of material large enough for one of the orbiter’s instruments to confirm it is water-ice.The finds indicate water-ice occurs beneath Mars’ surface halfway between the north pole and the equator, a lower latitude than expected in the Martian climate.“This ice is a relic of a more humid climate from perhaps just several thousand years ago,” said Shane Byrne of the University of Arizona, Tucson.Byrne is a member of the team operating the orbiter’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, or HiRISE camera, which captured the unprecedented images. Byrne and 17 co-authors report the findings in the Sept. 25 edition of the journal Science.“We now know we can use new impact sites as probes to look for ice in the shallow subsurface,” said Megan Kennedy of Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego, a co-author of the paper and member of the team operating the orbiter’s Context Camera.During a typical week, the Context Camera returns more than 200 images of Mars that cover a total area greater than California. The camera team examines each image, sometimes finding dark spots that fresh, small craters make in terrain covered with dust. Checking earlier photos of the same areas can confirm a feature is new. The team has found more than 100 fresh impact sites, mostly closer to the equator than the ones that revealed ice.An image from the camera on Aug. 10, 2008, showed apparent cratering that occurred after an image of the same ground was taken 67 days earlier. The opportunity to study such a fresh impact site prompted a look by the orbiter’s higher resolution camera on Sept. 12, 2008, confirming a cluster of small craters.“Something unusual jumped out,” Byrne said. “We observed bright material at the bottoms of the craters with a very distinct color. It looked a lot like ice.”The bright material at that site did not cover enough area for a spectrometer instrument on the orbiter to determine its composition. However, a Sept. 18, 2008, image of a different mid-latitude site showed a crater that had not existed eight months earlier. This crater had a larger area of bright material.“We were excited about it, so we did a quick-turnaround observation,” said co-author Kim Seelos of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md. “Everyone thought it was water-ice, but it was important to get the spectrum for confirmation.”Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project Scientist Rich Zurek, of JPL’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., said, “This mission is designed to facilitate coordination and quick response by the science teams. That makes it possible to detect and understand rapidly changing features.”The ice exposed by fresh impacts suggests that JPL’s Viking Lander 2, digging into mid-latitude Mars in 1976, might have struck ice if it had dug 10 centimeters (4 inches) deeper. The Viking 2 mission, which consisted of an orbiter and a lander, launched in September 1975 and became one of the first two space probes to land successfully on the Martian surface. The Viking 1 and 2 landers characterized the structure and composition of the atmosphere and surface. They also conducted on-the-spot biological tests for life on another planet.JPL’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter for JPL’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver built the spacecraft. The Context Camera was built and is operated by Malin Space Science Systems. The University of Arizona operates the HiRISE camera, which Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., in Boulder, Colo., built. The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory led the effort to build the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer and operates it in coordination with an international team of researchers.To view images of the craters and learn more about the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter: visit and Business News 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 Showtimes Community News Community News Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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Two More Pasadena Residents Die from COVID-19; Cases near 200

first_img Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week [Updated] City officials announced on Thursday that two more local residents infected with the Coronavirus have died, increasing the Pasadena death toll to 16 as local cases increased to 198.“All decedents were between ages 49 and 93 years, were associated with long-term care facilities [residents or employees], and had underlying health conditions,” said City Spokesperson Lisa Derderian.As the city’s case count closed in on 200 authorities in LA County once again recorded the deadliest day in that health department’s jurisdiction, reporting 55 new deaths.The deadly came as state and city officials continue to lay out benchmarks to reopen and spur their respective economies. In Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced that professional sports events and large gatherings may not return to the city until 2021.Experts have warned that if cities lift their Safer at Home orders that deaths will spike in a second wave of the virus.Meanwhile, a city health official told Pasadena Now that the department has expanded and continues to do its due diligence.“The Pasadena Public Health Department has more than doubled our communicable disease operation in order to continue doing case investigation and contact tracing,” said Dr. Ying Ying Goh, the city’s health director. “We follow up on every laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19.”The city’s outbreak is still centered in the city’s long-term health facilities. All of the deaths have come from those locations and have been either patients or employees.Earlier this week, city officials reported that 11-of the-city’s-47 long-term care facilities have one or more patients infected the virus. That number has increased from nine.The city released an order mandating regulations to stop the spread of the virus in those facilities.The city will update cases next on Friday.The new cases pushed the countywide total to 10,496.Brighton Care Center, Californian Pasadena Convalescent Hospital, Camellia Gardens, Fair Oaks by Regency Park, Foothill Heights Care Center, Garfield Care Center, Golden Cross Healthcare, Huntington Post Acute (Pasadena Meadows). Jasmine Terrace, Legacy Care Center, Pasadena Grove Health Center, Rose Garden and St. Vincent’s all have at least one patient struggling with the virus.The numbers come in hours after Los Angeles County reported its deadliest day since the pandemic began.The number of coronavirus deaths in Los Angeles County officially topped 400, as 42 new deaths were reported on Wednesday and 500 new cases.Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said that sports and large gatherings could be banned until 2021. It is not known if Pasadena will follow that model. Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News 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.center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Two More Pasadena Residents Die from COVID-19; Cases near 200 Long term health care facility remains the center of local outbreak By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 3:41 pm Top of the News 32 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Crash being investigated

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Twitter WhatsApp By Odessa American – April 3, 2021 An Odessa man is in critical condition following a major crash that occurred early this morning in South Odessa.On April 3, at approximately 2:20 a.m., Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to the 2500 block of East IH-20 in reference to a major crash.Investigation revealed that a 2013 Cadillac Escalade, being operated by Sergio Munoz, 34, was traveling westbound in the 2500 block of East IH-20 and left the roadway before striking sand barrels and cable tension barriers. The impact caused the vehicle to roll and for Munoz to be ejected from it, a news release said.Munoz was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Facebook Pinterest Local NewsCrime Crash being investigated Previous articleWranglers’ path set for WJCAC TournamentNext articleUTPB sees season end in loss to St. Edward’s Odessa Americanlast_img read more

SC Stays Summons Issued By Lok Sabha Secretariat’s Committee Of Privileges To Jharkhand SP [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesSC Stays Summons Issued By Lok Sabha Secretariat’s Committee Of Privileges To Jharkhand SP [Read Order] Press Trust of India7 Sep 2020 9:47 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court Monday stayed the summons issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat’s Committee of Privileges to the Superintendent of Police, Deoghar, to appear before it tomorrow in connection with a complaint filed by a BJP MP from Jharkhand.Nishikant Dubey, a BJP Lok Sabha MP from Godda constituency, has lodged a complaint with the Committee of Privileges claiming that some officials of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court Monday stayed the summons issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat’s Committee of Privileges to the Superintendent of Police, Deoghar, to appear before it tomorrow in connection with a complaint filed by a BJP MP from Jharkhand.Nishikant Dubey, a BJP Lok Sabha MP from Godda constituency, has lodged a complaint with the Committee of Privileges claiming that some officials of the JMM-led Jharkhand government allegedly conspired to defame him by implicating him and his family members in false criminal cases with an aim to cause hinderance to his working as a lawmaker.A bench headed by Justice L N Rao passed the order while hearing a plea filed by Jharkhand’s acting Director General of Police M V Rao who has sought a direction to the Lok Sabha Secretariat, (Privileges and Ethics Branch) and the Committee of Privileges to produce the records pertaining to the proceedings for alleged breach of privilege initiated on Dubey’s complaint.The plea has also urged the apex court to declare as illegal and unconstitutional the action of Lok Sabha’s Committee of Privileges in entertaining the complaint and directing the Superintendent of Police, Deogarh to appear before the committee for oral evidence on September 8. The top court has issued notices and sought responses from Lok Sabha Secretariat (Privileges and Ethics Branch), the Committee of Privileges and Dubey on the plea.”Issue notice, returnable in four weeks. There shall be stay of further proceedings pursuant to the notice dated July16, 2020 and the officememorandum dated August 28,” the bench, also comprising Justuce Hemant Gupta, said in the order.Senior lawyer Fali Nariman and advocates Arunabh Chowdhury and Pragya Baghel appeared for the petitioner.It is most respectfully submitted that the notice/complaint for alleged breach of privilege filed by the Respondent No.3 (Dubey) is vague and does not make out any case of breach of privilege. The impugned action is ex-facie without jurisdiction and a blatant case of misuse of the power of privilege and transgresses into the power and jurisdiction of the police to register and investigate a crime in a case disclosing cognizable offences, the plea has said.In July, two separate FIRs were lodged in Deogarh which is a part Godda parliamentary constituency against the family members of Dubey and others for alleged offences of cheating and using forged documents for undervaluing property.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Daniel O’Donnell warning of fake FB page impersonating him

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Daniel O’Donnell warning of fake FB page impersonating him By News Highland – January 11, 2021 Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Twitter Previous article4,929 new Covid-19 cases and 8 deaths confirmedNext articleDrunk driver apprehended by police in Strabane News Highland center_img Daniel O’Donnell is warning of a fake Facebook page that’s attempting to contact his fans.The country singer says that a page impersonating him is operating under the name Daniel-Francis O’Donnell Music.Some fans say they had been contacted from the fake page in recent weeks and asked to send an email to a certain address, which the real Daniel is asking them to ignore. Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

Retired NYPD chief sues department over alleged ‘glass ceiling’ for female officers

first_imgtillsonburg/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A “glass ceiling” keeps women from climbing to the highest ranks of the nation’s largest police force, a retired New York Police Department chief alleged Monday in a new lawsuit.Lori Pollock, the department’s first female chief of Crime Control Strategies, contends she was forced into retirement last week after 33 years of service due to “intolerable, difficult and unpleasant” working conditions that prevent women from advancing to “the most prestigious executive positions within the NYPD.” Pollock, one of five women to achieve the rank of three-star chief in the department’s 175-year history, contends that NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea mocked her and made her feel unwelcome during internal meetings.“Shea deliberately implemented, condoned, sanctioned and ratified a glass ceiling policy and practice within the NYPD,” the suit says.During a November 2019 meeting when Pollock gave a presentation to Shea, who had recently been promoted to commissioner, the suit claims he was distracted by his phone. Pollock told the commissioner at the meeting that she had interest in the chief of detectives position, which Shea had vacated when he got his promotion.On Dec. 9, the department unveiled a new Bureau of Community Partnerships that was going to be led by Chauncey Parker, a civilian, with Pollock serving as a subordinate, the suit said. The suit contends that Pollock was never included in any of the discussions about the new bureau or her role.“This is a starkly different career trajectory for Pollock as compared to her male predecessors,” the suit says.Later that day, Shea held a meeting to install the new members of the unit and over 30 top NYPD executives attended, according to the suit. In the past Pollock would sit three seats removed from the commissioner, but due to her reassignment she was placed at the other end of the table, the suit said.“During the meeting, and in front of the entire executive staff, Shea shouted to Pollock and stated: ‘Hey Lori how do you like it at the other end of the table?’” the suit said.Pollock said she tried to meet with Shea to talk about her reassignment but he could not find time, and in March, she requested to resign from the force, the suit said. The commissioner said he wouldn’t accept her resignation and conceded, “Structurally her transfer was wrong,” according to the suit.Over the next couple of months, Shea promoted several men to high-ranking positions without affording women the opportunity to interview for them, the suit contends. Pollock resigned on Aug. 6, “finding she had no alternative because it was more than clear to her that she could not advance her career,” the suit said.A spokeswoman for the NYPD told ABC News that the department will review the suit when it is served.“The contributions of women, both in leadership roles and in their representation in the uniformed and civilian ranks, across the Police Department, cannot be overestimated,” the spokeswoman said in a statement.The suit contends Shea violated New York’s laws against gender discrimination and seeks compensatory damages that will be determined at a future date.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Simulating success

first_imgOne of e-learning’s proud boasts is that it overcomes geography, time zonesand language barriers – in theory anyway. So could a software simulator toolprovide internet service provider WorldCom with the dream global trainingsolution? Sue Weekes reportsWhatever the technological developments of the last 10 years, it’s still atall order rolling out a training programme to a busy global workforce of morethan 2,200 people, who speak different languages and work in a number ofdifferent time zones. This was the challenge that faced the InternationalFinance Accounting Systems Team (iFAST) at internet service provider WorldCom,which operates in more than 65 countries. The sheer size of the company has the potential to slow down any processundertaken. However, when it came to training users in a new type of software,Sunil Narang, who heads up the international iFAST team, was determined theexperience would go smoothly and be stress-free. Back in November 1999, WorldCom implemented an R/3 system from SAP, Europe’slargest software vendor, to improve project management, asset management andother financial processes. To train its users in the new software, it undertook an intensive programmeof classroom-based training. Sixteen-hundred users, speaking six differentlanguages across 17 countries, were trained during a 10-week period. This wasvery effective, but Narang agrees that it did have its downfalls. “The first major issue was the cost of getting people to a fixedlocation – flights, accommodation, other travel expenses. Not to mention thetime out of the office and the effort required to ensure people turned up onthe day. Training such a large number of people also involved bringing inexternal trainers,” says Narang. “This proved to be far from ideal as they didn’t have the WorldCombackground knowledge, so couldn’t answer users’ questions that specificallyrelated to the systems used or to regular tasks.” The system went live only 26 minutes late and on budget. “Theimplementation in November was good, but one thing we could have done betterwas training. Expecting all our users to cope with the transition to the newsystem without any hiccups was a little too much to ask,” comments Narang.The implementation may have been on time, but training delayed the expectedreturns and WorldCom felt it had to find a different way of teaching peoplewhat the system could do and showing them how it would help them do their jobbetter or faster. “We learned that next time, more attention had to bepaid to this area,” says Narang. UpgradeThat next time wasn’t far off. In March 2001, the iFAST team decided toupgrade the SAP system from 4.0b to 4.6c. Determined to ensure training in the newfinancial software was handled better this time round, Narang and his teamchose to use SAP’s Simulation Training Tool (STT). “SAP offered thetailored solution we were looking for – a web-based system providing anefficient and effective way of training globally dispersed employees,”says Narang. “It stood out because of its global capabilities and statisticalreporting, as well as being easily scalable and user-friendly. The system wentlive one day early without any hiccups, with the added comfort of knowing themajority of our users had accessed and successfully completed thetraining.” STT allowed WorldCom to develop a series of web-based training lessons, eachrelating to a different task, such as reconciliation. These could be accessedvia the company’s intranet from any country at any time. Users could thereforecomplete the training from their desk when it suited them, reducing the expenseof training and ensuring a more efficient use of time. “We prioritised the lessons, so if users were restricted by the timethey had available, they knew which lessons were essential and had to becompleted. Surprisingly, there was a 76 per cent take-up of priority onelessons,” says Narang. “The others were chased by their line managersto complete the training, but SAP’s STT meant we could monitor what stageeveryone was at from one central source,” he says. Rolling out this level of training required extra support. WorldCom decidedto stop calling the process a ‘technical upgrade’, as it realised this just putusers off, and then did a half-day roadshow in every country. All of the users were invited and the organisation did all sorts of teasercampaigns in the local offices to ensure they turned up, including the offer ofa couple of handheld computer giveaways. “On average, we got a pretty goodturnout of 75 per cent,” recalls Narang. “In the roadshow, we took them through a demo STT lesson, explainingwhat they needed to do and what they would learn from doing so. We reached 20countries in two weeks,” he added. In total, WorldCom created 246 tailored STT lessons by identifying the mostfrequently used SAP transaction codes. It developed its site to be auser-friendly interface for the training lessons with a comprehensive outlineof all the company policies and guidelines. It also included details of thebusiness process expert in each country (a member of staff who is an expert inthe financial processes and STT, whom local users can turn to for help).”Setting up the site and the training itself is easy. The hardest thing ismaintaining it,” says Narang. The intranet site is in the top 10 of sites hit internally and is updatedweekly. One advantage of computer-based training and STT lessons is that usersworldwide can ‘drive’ through each module as many times as they like, 24 hoursa day, seven days a week. Lessons are stored and updated centrally, so if usersforget how to complete a financial process, they can repeat the lesson in fiveto 10 minutes. EmpoweringThere are no time limits, so it’s a way of empowering users to helpthemselves before asking others how to perform a simple task. It is also auseful tool for training new employees at WorldCom. The STT lessons arecurrently in English and to address the user language issue, WorldCom has also storedQuick Reference Guides in five languages at the same site. “We used tohave to arrange a classroom-based session, which wasn’t an economical use oftime or money. But now we have updated lessons ready to go and it is just acase of running through a demo and leaving them to it,” said HarleenGrover, one of Narang’s team. WorldCom is able to set targets, so that users must complete a certainnumber of training sessions and a test, ensuring people learn how the systemworks. The statistics are monitored to keep track of which lessons eachindividual has completed as well as their test scores. It has further developedits STT training solution, so that it lists which SAP transactions the endusers still require training for in relation to their job roles. “We alsohave a Delta Training Scheme on the site and a ‘playpen’ area where users canexperience demo STT training lessons to help familiarise themselves with thetool,” adds Narang. Although the first stage of the project is complete, training is ongoing andSTT will be continuously developed to support users’ needs. “We found thebenefits of SAP system often come from the ‘soft’ side, for example,understanding the processes that people work in, rather than just thekeystrokes required to get a task done. “We believe that if staff understand the impact their actions have onothers in the process, this leads to improved quality in the work they do. Thisis even more important with SAP than with old systems, as everything in SAP isintegrated and inaccurate entries on the system can have far-reachingimplications in other departments. Now we have proved that SAP’s STT isefficient and effective, we intend to build on it as we expand into morecountries on a global basis and roll-out new systems,” says Narang. EssentialOverall, Narang sees the training as an essential part of rolling out such alarge-scale system. “We want the system to be effective immediately, soknowing we don’t have to worry about the cost and time involved in training isa relief. “The fact we can also track trends in the training lessons and testresults means we can spot the areas that are proving difficult. We can theneither provide additional training, or introduce another STT lesson to helpusers understand the transaction.” “What we now have is a comprehensive online training tool that can beused on an ongoing basis. Any new transactions that users need to be trainedin, or any new systems that are rolled out across the company, can have STTlessons designed around them from now on,” he says. In summaryIntroducing new training WorldCom’s requirement: To train its2,200 strong global workforce in an upgrade to its SAP financial software.WorldCom opted to use SAP’s Web-based Simulation Software Tool (STT) for thetraining.Why? Classroom-based training had become too expensive andexternal trainers didn’t have the required background knowledge on WorldCom.Training was also delaying the expected return on the new software system.Is e-learning delivering? The first stage of the training iscomplete and there was a 76 per cent take-up of the priority one lessons. Anynew systems rolled out in the company will have STT lessons designed aroundthem. Previous Article Next Article Simulating successOn 1 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more