WIN our awesome new limited edition Rugbydump Jersey

first_imgThursday Jan 28, 2016 WIN our awesome new limited edition Rugbydump Jersey We’ve teamed up with our good friends at Akuma Rugby to bring out yet another official, limited edition Rugbydump jersey that we are sure you’re going to love. This is the third in the line of RD jerseys we’ve made and we think it could just be the best yet.NOTE: Giveaway extended until Monday 29 FebruaryWe’re only giving away a few so if you’d like to get your hands on one of these high quality jerseys and become part of an exclusive group, enter below to stand a chance at winning.You will also notice that we’re running draws via our social media channels, so you can enter there too if you so please. The easiest thing now though is to hit enter below. Good luck! ADVERTISEMENTWinners will be drawn at random. Entries close midnight 29 February 2016 Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Competition Related Articles 182 WEEKS AGO WIN: Rugby Nations 18 mobile game 184 WEEKS AGO WIN: George North signed Wales shirt PLUS… 200 WEEKS AGO WIN the new England 2017-2018 home jersey… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

Friis & Moltke Designs Housing Complex as Conceptual Scandinav…

first_imgFriis & Moltke Designs Housing Complex as Conceptual Scandinavian ForestSave this articleSaveFriis & Moltke Designs Housing Complex as Conceptual Scandinavian Forest Copy#TagsArchitecture CompetitionsResidential ArchitectureHousingAarhusHousingResidentialText Message HtmlCite: Karissa Rosenfield. “Friis & Moltke Designs Housing Complex as Conceptual Scandinavian Forest ” 26 Dec 2014. 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 stream Save this picture!© Friis & MoltkeWritten by Karissa RosenfieldDecember 26, 2014 Share “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/582151/friis-and-moltke-designs-housing-complex-as-conceptual-scandinavian-forest Clipboard Friis & Moltke Designs Housing Complex as Conceptual Scandinavian Forest ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/582151/friis-and-moltke-designs-housing-complex-as-conceptual-scandinavian-forest Clipboard CopyFriis & Moltke has designed a new housing project in Aarhus inspired by a Scandinavian forest. Just as “moss-covered hillocks and majestic towering trunks with crowns filter light and create shimmering patterns on the forest floor,” says the architect, the Løvhusene housing complex adapts to its natural surroundings as circulatory “boardwalks” weave between a “forest” of clustered wooden residences, all centered around a shared community “clearing.”Save this picture!© Friis & MoltkeFrom the architects: The basic architectural concept of the project comes from the Scandinavian forest; moss-covered hillocks and majestic towering trunks with crowns filter the light and create shimmering patterns on the forest floor. Sharp rocky surfaces intersect the soft hillocks and leaves, while floating boardwalks weave between the tree trunks. Save this picture!© Friis & MoltkeThe houses are arranged like a little village in small clusters around a central space – a community. In between, the buildings allow the landscape and paths to seep through the common area, which takes on the character of a clearing in the forest. In order to guarantee views and daylight in the clearing, the lowest-lying houses have been kept at one-story, while the houses highest up on the slope rise to three stories. Together they create shifting building heights and the sloping terrain generates a varied settlement, which breaks down the scale and adapts to nature. Save this picture!© Friis & MoltkeIn contrast to the soft shapes of the countryside and the forest, the mossy forest floor is taken over by distinctive concrete plateaus on various levels. In some places the hard surfaces act as terraces, in other places as floors for houses, over which sculptural, floating wooden boxes form the ceilings. Wide windows allow the forest floor tree trunks to come right up to the façade, creating an intense feeling of proximity and atmosphere. Save this picture!© Friis & MoltkeThe sharp geometric shape of the floating boxes with vertical wooden cladding and compositionally placed window openings create a dialogue with the vertical tree trunks, the tree crowns and the flickering light. The houses in these boxes have a quasi-pictorial, framed view of the forest’s treetops and the sky.CompetitionLøvhuseneAwardWinning EntryArchitectsFriis & MoltkeLocationAarhus, DenmarkEngineerTækkerLandscape ArchitectTredie NaturClientTækker, Lasse LillevangArea7300.0 sqmPhotographsFriis & MoltkeCompetitionLøvhuseneAwardWinning EntryLocationAarhus, DenmarkPhotographsFriis & MoltkeArea7300.0 m2Image gallerySee allShow lessKäpäcläjui Indigenous Training Center / Entre Nos AtelierSelected ProjectsHouse in Ávila / Claudia Olalla GilSelected Projects Share Architecture Competitionslast_img read more

College secures new facilities following its first trust funding campaign

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Funding International Fundraising Consultancy Barnet and Southgate College has opened a centre dedicated to learners with learning difficulties and disabilities and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, following its first trust funding appeal.The LLDD Centre of Excellence was formally opened on 23 April 2015 by former paralympian Baroness Grey-Thompson, following the initial success of the campaign, which was developed with assistance from the International Fundraising Consultancy.The fundraising campaign has secured £280,000, which has funded equipment including a hydrotherapy pool, a sensory room, a wheelchair-accessible mini-bus, an independent living training flat, a drama studio, catering café and a sports hall with rebound therapy.Fundraising ‘unusual’ for colleges like thisStephen Forster, Director of Finance and Corporate Operations at Barnet and Southgate College said:“As a sector, colleges have tended not to partake in large-scale fundraising campaigns. However, with ever-reducing statutory budgets, it is now essential for such establishments to reach out to alternative funding sources. The uniqueness of this project really helped with the success of this appeal.” Advertisement  47 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 April 2015 | Newscenter_img College secures new facilities following its first trust funding campaign He added:“Sourcing funding to equip our LLDD Centre was a new area for the college. We didn’t have the expertise in-house to do this; and it’s a process that needs a careful approach, something we really couldn’t have done without IFC. We are well on our way to reaching our target, and I’m convinced that we will exceed it thanks to IFC.”Funders who contributedFunding has so far been received from The Thompson Family Charitable Trust, John Lyons Charity, Garfield Weston Foundation, The Wolfson Foundation and The Sobell Foundation. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Mayor of London announces funding for South Bank’s skate space

first_img  283 total views,  1 views today Elaine Bedell, Southbank Centre’s Chief Executive, said: “We’re delighted to have been selected as recipients for this generous grant, from such a strong pool of funding applications.The development of this space will give skaters and BMXers access to newly opened up, and restored, sections of the Undercroft whilst young people and schoolchildren from across the capital will benefit from a new fully accessible arena for diverse creative and learning activities.”CrowdfundingThe grant builds on the joint crowdfunding campaign for this space, launched by Long Live Southbank and Southbank Centre in June last year, which has seen support from the international skateboarding community, general public, businesses and philanthropists.Louis Woodhead of Long Live Southbank said: “Southbank has a unique creative feeling and it’s great to see this supported by the Mayor of London. LLSB and Southbank Centre have been working hard to show what can be achieved through collaboration and we’re grateful to everyone who continues to donate and support the campaign. Receiving the Good Growth Fund brings us closer to our vision to provide more space and opportunities for this creativity to grow and flourish.”The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, explained: “I am using this funding to challenge preconceptions about how regeneration takes place. I want to give all Londoners – regardless of background – the opportunity to be actively involved in their city and have more places to live, learn, work and play.” Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has awarded £700,000 in community growth and development funding to develop the Queen Elizabeth Hall Undercroft. The world famous skating space will be extended and a children and young people’s creative education centre built.The funding is part of the Mayor of London’s £70 million Good Growth Fund, which drives investments in community growth and development across the capital.Today’s grant was one to 27 projects across the capital, totalling £24 million. Over 200 organisations and groups submitted funding bids. The funding is for community assets, workspaces, green infrastructure and cultural venues.As well as the extension of skate space, the funding will enable improvements to lighting and a restoration of original 1960s banks and concrete paving. Mayor of London announces funding for South Bank’s skate space Howard Lake | 7 March 2018 | News Children at a creative event at London’s South Bank AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10center_img Other Good Growth Fund recipientsMusic talent development organisation Urban Development and dance development organisation and creative producer East London Dance also secured joint funding from the Good Growth Fund. They have received £1 million to create the UK’s first National Talent House for urban culture in Stratford, east London. The GLA funding will match £1 million (£500,000 per organisation) already secured from the Arts Council England Small Capital Grants programme in 2017 and will enable the fit-out of a 1,000+ square metre historic warehouse and modern extension as part of the Sugar House Island Development (formerly Strand East) adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park that will be delivered by developers Vastint UK. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement  284 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Tagged with: crowdfunding Funding London sport statutorylast_img read more

Edinburgh hotel partners with social enterprise to give guided tours with a difference

first_img An Edinburgh hotel has teamed up with a social enterprise to offer guests guided tours around the city, led by people who have experienced homelessness there.Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel has partnered with Invisible Cities, which has created the tours for hotel guests, starting at Charlotte Square and making their way through the sights of Edinburgh. During the tours guides will share some lesser known stories about how the city was built and why the names were chosen for some of the city’s most historical streets. Tours are conducted with physical distancing in mind and in line with local guidelines. Melanie May | 21 October 2020 | News Tagged with: Fundraising ideas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4  338 total views,  2 views today  339 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4center_img Zakia Moulaoui, Founder of Invisible Cities, said: “We are lucky enough to be able to offer visitors a truly special walking tour of the city from unique voices who have experienced the best and worst of the streets where they live.“At the moment it feels important to regain a sense of community after everything that the tourism industry has gone through during the pandemic. Working with Kimpton Charlotte Square is an incredible opportunity for two businesses to come together and champion each other as well as the inspirational tour guides we have the pleasure to work alongside.”Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel is one of four Kimpton Hotels in the UK, including Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel, Kimpton Fitzroy London and Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester. Last year, Airbnb invited charities to offer ‘social impact experiences’ through its platform to encourage travellers to engage in social causes, with people visiting a particular location seeing these experiences listed for them as a relevant local attraction. While it charged a 20% service fee for commercial experiences, it said would charities receive 100% of the proceeds from these experiences. 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. Invisible Cities trains and supports people affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides in the city where they live, enabling them to create their own family-friendly tours highlighting famous landmarks whilst also sharing their own stories and experiences. It also offers the tours in Manchester, Glasgow, York and Cardiff. As well as receiving training, the guides are also referred to other organisations and supported towards the career paths they have chosen. They use part of their profit to support them through personal projects.Invisible Cities aims to raise awareness and change perceptions about homelessness through the tours. The social enterprise also runs other events for a wider audience, and in its local communities to support people experiencing homelessness.Kieran Quinn, General Manager at Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel, said: “In the last few months the tourism industry has gone through an incredibly difficult time but it has been heart-warming to see our community in Edinburgh come together in support of one another. The partnership with Invisible Cities feels like the perfect way to support an extremely important enterprise and also welcome guests back to Edinburgh in a meaningful way.” “Our communities and neighbourhoods are the fabric of who we are. Now more than ever, people are looking for deeper connections when travelling Invisible Cities has created tours specifically for our guests that are not only a true insider’s guide to Auld Reekie but are also a chance to support an innovative business who are striving to change people’s lives for the better.” Advertisement Edinburgh hotel partners with social enterprise to give guided tours with a differencelast_img read more

A journalist arrested – The trial of ten others goes on in camera

first_imgNews On January 10, Mohammad Ali Jedari-Roroughi, attorney for the journalists Reza Alijani and Taghi Rahmani, withdrew from the trial, considering that he was no more able to plead the cause of his clients. “I have not been informed of the charges against my clients and I had no opportunity study their dossier”, explained the attorney to justify his decision. On January 20 the first hearing of Ezatollah Sahabi took place. His attorney, Gholamali Riyahi, was the only one to attend the audience, according to one of relatives of the accused. Reza Alijani and several of the journalists arrested have wrote a letter to Judge Hadad to ask for access to their files. They were answered negatively. In a letter addressed to the State prosecutor, ayatollah Sharoudi, Reporters sans frontières (RSF – Reporters Without Borders) protested against the arrest of Hechmatollah Tabarzadi, director of Hoviat-é-Khich and Peyam-é-Daneshjou (suspended). “That imprisonment is a new evidence that the authorities will not put an end to arrests in 2002. Besides, we are concerned about the fate of ten journalists whose trial in camera is under course”, declared Robert Ménard, General secretary of the organisation. “We ask you to release Hechmatollah Tabarzadi as well as nineteen other journalists presently imprisoned in Iran”, he added. Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa IranMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts February 25, 2021 Find out more Besides, Reporters sans frontières is concerned about the fate of ten journalists whose trial in camera opened on January 8.. Reza Alijani, Ezatollah Sahabi, Hoda Saber, Saide Madani (Iran-é-Farda), Taghi Rahmani (Omid-é-Zangan), Ali-Reza Redjaï, Mohammad Bastehnaghar (Asr-é-Azadegan), Reza Raïs-Toussi, Morteza Kazemian (Fath) and Ahmad Zeid-Abadi (Hamshari) are indicted for “subversives activities against the State” and “blasphemy”, indictments liable to death sentence. Among these journalists, five have been in prison among whom Ezatollah Sahabi, 75 years old, for more than a year. Follow the news on Iran News January 21, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A journalist arrested – The trial of ten others goes on in camera to go further According to the information collected by RSF, Hechmatollah Tabarzadi, director of Hoviat-é-Khich and Peyam-é-Daneshjou (suspended), was arrested on 19 January in Teheran following orders of the court. This leader of the student movement was arrested after appearing on January 19 before the revolutionary court. His attorney, Mohammad-Ali Safari, contends he ignores the judge’s motivations for his decision. Hechmatollah Tabarzadi was questioned for more than four hours. In his forties, he has already been arrested several times these last three years. His last imprisonment dates back to 17 April 2001. He had been released on bail on 29 October without any trial. June 9, 2021 Find out more News News March 18, 2021 Find out more Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Organisation last_img read more

Limerick Picasso is no fan of castle murals

first_img TAGSCharlie McLeanfeaturedKing John’s CastlemuralMusic LimerickPicassoSmug WhatsApp #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ NewsLimerick Picasso is no fan of castle muralsBy Guest Writer – August 1, 2013 2652 Email Linkedin Print Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick No vaccines in Limerick yet King John’s Castle Limerick reopens with new medieval themed outdoor games center_img Facebook Previous articleAoife McLoughlin joins ProtobabyNext articleSearch is on for the students of 1962 Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Mural‘ART, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder’That adage certainly holds true in the case of murals painted near King John’s Castle last week that have caused a conflict of opinion amongst locals.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The murals, commissioned by Limerick City Council, as part of the ‘Make a Move’ festival have been described as ‘totally inappropriate’ by Convent Street resident Charlie McLean (74). “There like something out of a horror comic. The location next to the medieval castle is out-of-place. They wouldn’t put something like that near Buntratty.“If these murals are modern art, then I’m Picasso,” said Mr McLean who has lived in the area all his life.However, Limerick City Councillor and Thomondgate resident Tom Shortt said the murals transform a rough wall on a derelict site into contemporary urban art.“The murals are painted to a high standard. They can be painted over by other artists in years to come and are not permanent, unlike some of the embarrassingly poor quality bronze public sculptures we are stuck with erected in the city in recent years.“I believe that the murals create an appropriate backdrop for City of Culture 2014. This kind of art is an ever-increasing trend and part of an urban landscape,” he said.The murals were painted by Australian born, Glasgow based artist, Smug, who is regarded as one of the most accomplished street artists in the world.Meanwhile, Limerick Arts Office has announced details of the country’s first subsidised living space scheme for artists. An open call has been made to recognised cultural practitioners, including contemporary visual artists, performers, musicians and writers, to apply for the use of six newly-refurbished residential apartments at John’s Square.The Square reopened to the public earlier this year following a €1.5 million redevelopment by Limerick City Council and, according to the local authority, it can now be considered Limerick’s Living Cultural Quarter.For more information see www.limerickcity.ie.  Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Advertisementlast_img read more

Snow, Ice and Wind warning in place for Donegal

first_imgThe country’s waking up to three weather warnings as wintry conditions hit the country.Many areas are under snow this morning, with a status yellow snow and ice warning in place for Connacht, Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal until midday.A status yellow wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Waterford is in operation until 9am.While there’s a status yellow rainfall warning in place for Cork, Kerry and Waterford until 12 noon.Alan O’Reilly from Carlow Weather says it’s likely the worst of the conditions have passed:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Weather10am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Snow, Ice and Wind warning in place for Donegal Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Previous article221 fines issued by Gardai in Donegal for Covid regulation breachesNext article116 people in Donegal have died with Covid-19 since pandemic began News Highland Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Twittercenter_img Facebook Google+ Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – February 13, 2021 WhatsApplast_img read more

Newark handing out bottled water as filters appear to fail to protect residents from lead

first_imgSergeyKlopotov/iStock(NEWARK, N.J.) — More than eight months after officials in Newark, New Jersey, began handing out nearly 40,000 filters to help protect residents from elevated levels of lead, tests of three homes containing filters earlier this month showed that elevated lead levels in the water remained.In a letter to Newark officials issued Friday, the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) said bottled water should be provided to residents “as soon as possible.”“The data suggest that use of the specific filtration devices distributed by Newark may not be reliably effective, in this particular situation, in reducing lead concentrations to below that standard. This means that we are unable at this time to assure Newark residents that their heath is fully protected when drinking tap water filtered through these devices,” the EPA said in its letter.Gov. Phil Murphy and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka released a joint statement Sunday evening stating they will be giving out bottled water to residents who have lead service lines, adding that they will need “support and assistance from the federal government if bottled water is to be provided and distributed to impacted residents.”For nearly three years, Newark has been battling a lead crisis. Since last October, the city has distributed 38,000 PUR filters to residents who have water flowing through old lead pipes — some of which are more than 100 years old.However, tests done by the EPA in three homes using the filters found that two showed lead levels exceeding 15 parts per billion, the federal and state drinking water standard. While officials have acknowledged the small sample size used in this testing as part of a larger ongoing study by the city of Newark to determine the effectiveness of their new corrosion control treatment, in a statement to ABC News, an EPA spokesperson said that “out of an abundance of caution” residents should use water bottles for drinking and cooking.“This is part of a study that the City of Newark began in May 2019 to determine the effectiveness of their new corrosion control treatment (CCT) to help reduce lead in drinking water,” a EPA spokesperson said. “The samples were not collected for the purpose of testing filter effectiveness. They were collected as a result of a study looking at the corrosion control treatment in the system, for which they are sampling at the three homes. Through the study, the City was conducting strategic baseline sampling at three homes in different parts of the city.”On Saturday, Baraka held a press conference saying it is too soon to know the cause of why the filters aren’t working. He added that they are hoping these tests were an “anomaly” — especially since these filters are both nationally certified and used across the country.“All options are on the table,” Baraka said. “Any course of action that we need to take to rectify this, until our corrosion control inhibitor begins to be optimized, until we change every lead service line, everything is on the table in terms of what we need to do to make our residents safe.”During the press conference, he repeatedly urged residents to flush the water for five minutes before using the filters. He did not mention the request he received from the EPA the day prior for bottled water distribution.The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), along with an association of city educators, filed a lawsuit in 2018 against Newark and the state of New Jersey claiming that their handling of the lead crisis has resulted in dangerous lead levels in Newark’s drinking water.The goal of the lawsuit is to ensure that Newark’s most vulnerable residents get bottled water or that the city expands its filter program, including helping with installation. The hearing on their motion starts Thursday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Suspicion puts the brakes on employee teleworking

first_img The number of British employees who work from home has jumped by a quarter in a year and only suspicious managers are holding back more from doing so.Using data from the Government’s spring 2000 Labour Force Survey, the Institute of Employment Studies has found that one in 17 British workers is teleworking. The institute says that 1.5 million people, mostly senior managers and professionals, are now teleworking against 1.2 million exactly a year ago – a surge of 19 per cent.Although definitions of telework remain vague, the IES has chosen the definition used widely in Europe of those who work from home for at least one day a week in their main job via computer and telephone.Seven out of 10 teleworkers are men and more than a quarter work in the business and financial services sectors.Ursula Huws, associate fellow at the IES, said there was widespread anecdotal evidence of improved working from home. “The main constraint on teleworking is suspicious managers. By definition those employees who are doing it are likely to be those already trusted to be productive.”She said the data raised new issues for managers who now had to manage a remote workforce and for policy makers, across housing, transport and employment. She said 1998-1999 will be seen by history as the point when our tele-mediated culture achieved critical mass. “It has led to a whole questioning about the nature of the workplace. If people are sending e-mails to someone in the next office, what is the point of them being there?”BT, which has two-thirds of its white-collar workforce – 40,000 people – able to work from anywhere, says it operates a “presumption that it is possible to work from home” as part of its employment policy for managers. Of these, 4,000 are contracted to work from home.Head of BT’s Workstyle programme Neil McLocklin said that surveys have found those contracted to work from home to be “significantly happier bunnies” than the rest. But he warns against cause and effect. “Statistically it is evident, but it is hard to draw generalisations, because they may be self-selecting and may have been that way inclined anyway.”www.employment-studies.co.uk Previous Article Next Article Suspicion puts the brakes on employee teleworkingOn 8 Aug 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more