Moor / Whiting Architects

first_img Australia Area:  112 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architects: ArchDaily “COPY” Houses Moor / Whiting Architects “COPY” Photographs 2017 Architects: Whiting Architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Tess Kelly+ 26Curated by María Francisca González Share Photographs:  Tess Kelly Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Douglas and Bec, Dulux, Halcyon Lake, Pop and Scott, Kin Design, St Marc Projects CopyAbout this officeWhiting ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFitzroyAustraliaPublished on August 02, 2018Cite: “Moor / Whiting Architects” 02 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?摩尔住宅 / Whiting Architects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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898782/moor-whiting-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Fitzroy, Australia Steven Whiting, Eleanor Eade, Josie Somerville Save this picture!© Tess KellyText description provided by the architects. This narrow, one-bedroom terrace in the heart of Fitzroy, Melbourne sits on a compact 79m2 site. The original cottage was dark, cold and cramped with a raking ladder in the middle of the already small living space accessing its single, mezzanine bedroom. The brief was to create a functional two-bedroom home on a modest budget. Spatial constraints, light and views drove the design response.Save this picture!© Tess KellySave this picture!Existing / Ground + Mezzanine floor planSave this picture!© Tess KellyWith limited available area, space was a premium, and to be used wisely. From the ground floor there is no indication of second level, maintaining the integrity of this humble brick floored workers-cottage. Upon closer inspection, four steps can be seen rising past the kitchen window giving a layer of interest and a process of discovery. Opening what appears to be a kitchen cupboard allows access to the light-filled stairwell and second floor, comprising a master bedroom, walk-in-robe, bathroom and second bedroom/study. The stair is intended as an external element and acts as a device to filter light through the middle of the building. It is screened to the east by perforated panels that create dappled light that flows over the stairwell and interior; like light through trees, changing with the time of day and the seasons.Save this picture!© Tess KellyViews to the neighbouring church and its iconic features are framed throughout the dwelling by precisely positioned windows and skylights, creating a layered sense of connectivity. Framing specific focal points through the interior landscape, from both existing and new areas, informed the architectural design response. Operable glazing provides natural light and cross ventilation, while the angled volumes capture a beautiful, ever changing light quality.Save this picture!AxonometricExternally the folded east elevation replicates an angel’s wing protecting the building beneath, tribute to our ecclesiastical inspiration. It also worked to articulate the elevation, breaking down building bulk while maintaining privacy and light quality.Save this picture!© Tess KellyProject gallerySee allShow lessFrom Winter to Spring Clubhouse / Shanghai Hip-Pop Design TeamSelected ProjectsEdwin Residence / Heusch IncSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898782/moor-whiting-architects Clipboard Moor / Whiting ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMoor / Whiting Architects Year: last_img read more

‘Solidarity and community, not migrant bashing’

first_imgStatement on the El Paso, Dayton and Gilroy shootings by FIRE (Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere).FIRE expresses its solidarity and condolences to the victims, families and communities of the heinous mass shootings that took place in this country during one week alone.What are the causes of these actions? What can be done to prevent yet another mass shooting?The main contribution to the upswing in violence is the blatant racist rhetoric emanating from the White House. President Trump and his administration send messages that migrants are “criminals” and “rapists” “invading” the U.S. These lies embolden a fear and hatred of people of color that white men in particular, like the El Paso shooter, have been spewing in white nationalist forums online.The media are starting to call the violence in El Paso for what it is: white supremacy. But the history and depth of that violence are ignored. Long before the current administration amped up the war on migrants, this land saw the violent removal of Indigenous people before the U.S. was colonized. Then came the horrors of the slavery of African people and the robbery of Mexico. Armed militias have acted with impunity. When the media say, “This is not who we are,” it’s just, well, not true.The acts of the Border Patrol and the police are also white supremacist violence. When law enforcement swarmed the scene in El Paso after the shooting, many could not seek professional help for fear they might get detained or deported.White nationalist rhetoric is at the heart of the Gilroy and El Paso shootings. In Dayton, where nine died and 27 were injured, the murderer had a history of violently misogynist rhetoric. Rather than spending money militarizing the police and the border, money should be spent on health care and education.The answer to these shootings is not gun control but community control. FIRE demands: End the scapegoating of migrants. End forced migration by dealing with the root causes of migration. Reparations for victims of the climate crisis; end U.S. intervention everywhere; end violence against women and gender-oppressed peoples. Migration is a human right, not a crime. Stop criminalizing workers. Solidarity with all workers. Community control, not gun control. We cannot depend on the police or Immigration and Customs Enforcement to solve our problems. Police have killed too many Black, Brown and LGBTQ2S people with impunity and cannot be relied upon. Gun control won’t create the community needed to stop individual acts of terror. Organize our communities. Let’s go door-to-door, block-to-block. Demand people before profits, and build community that prevents the alienation that leads to individual acts of violence. Solidarity and community among us all: U.S. or foreign born; Black, Brown, white; LGBTQ2S or straight; young and old. That is the solution to white supremacy.To get involved with FIRE, visit fightformigrants.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Stadium capacity capped around 25% for football games

first_imgTwitter Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ TCU 360 staff win awards at the Fall National College Media Convention TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ Previous articleClass of 2020 invited to graduate in May 2021Next articleAlumni, students disappointed in virtual commencement Renee Umsted RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin ‘Horned Frogs lead the way’: A look at TCU’s ROTC programs Jacqueline Lambiase is still fighting for students printTCU is limiting the capacity of the Amon G. Carter Stadium to about 25% for games, said Jeremiah Donati, the director of intercollegiate athletics. Donati made the announcement Thursday in a town hall meeting organized by Yohna Chambers, the chief human resources officer. Though Gov. Greg Abbott said outdoor stadiums can house up to 50% of their full capacity, with social distancing in place, TCU’s stadium can only hold about a quarter of its full capacity, Donati said. He added that TCU is preparing to play Sept. 12. Football players have been on campus since June. The “End Racism” mural will be painted on the sidewalk near the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena. (Photo by Heesoo Yang.)“This is a very fluid situation, and the testing protocols and the health and safety protocols are changing pretty rapidly, so I’m very pleased with where we are,” Donati said. Donati and the other panelists — who included Chancellor Victor Boschini, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Kathy Cavins-Tull, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Brian Gutierrez and Provost Teresa Dahlberg — discussed the university’s plans for safety, sustainability and justice. TCU Athletics, for example, is inviting faculty, staff and students to sign an “End Racism” mural that will be painted on the sidewalk in front of the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena. The idea, inspired by the “End Racism Now” mural painted in downtown Fort Worth, came from offensive guard Kellton Hollins. Health TCU will not be requiring entry testing for students, but instead is focusing on prevention strategies, Cavins-Tull said. The CDC does not recommend entry testing for students, faculty and staff at colleges and universities.TCU is focusing on prevention strategies to limit the spread of COVID-19. (Photo by Heesoo Yang.)In addition, there is no set number of cases that will cause the university to shut down and transition to distance learning, she said. However, TCU considers the case numbers and deaths on campus, in Fort Worth and throughout the area, the percentage of positive tests in the area, the percentage of cases linked to known cases and the stress on hospitals. “If we have a lot of people on our campus that are ill, we have to assume that we have the hospital capacity to treat them,” Cavins-Tull said. Events that bring large groups of people to campus, such as Homecoming and Family Weekend, have been canceled, but the university will continue to offer admission tours, which it has been giving since June 22. Finances Gutierrez said the total shortfall for this fiscal year is about $90 million, with $65 million of that resulting from an increase in recurring financial aid expense.To offset this expense, the university is working on saving the budget through unfilled positions, benefits restructuring and lower travel expenditures, for example. TCU is receiving money from the developer of the hotel, who is leasing the ground. The university is not paying for the construction, Gutierrez said. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)TCU is starting a Race and Reconciliation Initiative, a committee who will host events and discussions focused on DEI to produce recommendations as the semester progresses, Dahlberg said. New students have been introduced to DEI in their online orientation and will learn more in Frog Camp. Students will also have the opportunity to discuss these topics more in programming being developed by Student Affairs. Twitter Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ ReddIt Linkedin ReddIt Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ + posts Renee is a journalism major. She is dedicated to improving her journalism skills to effectively and ethically inform others. Renee Umsted TCU will not raise tuition for the 2021-22 academic year Amon G. Carter stadium in 2017 Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Major threat to news coverage from law “protecting minors” online

first_imgNews RussiaEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders reiterates its condemnation of the confusion resulting from a new law intended to protect minors from “harmful” content, which takes effect today. Approved by the Duma in July, it allows the authorities to compile a website blacklist.”The law’s vagueness and inconsistencies render its repressive provisions even more threatening and are encouraging journalists to censor themselves,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The vague definition of ‘harmful content’ leaves too much room for interpretation and increases the probability of overblocking. How are the media to cover natural disasters, wars and sex crimes with these constraints?”As defined, the requirement to put age ban labels on content is absurd and dangerous. On the grounds of protecting minors, this law is likely to place serious obstacles on the media’s ability to provide the public with general news coverage. We urge parliament to clarify this law and to strike out those provisions that violate the constitution and international agreements that Russia has ratified.” The law’s imprecisions and contradictions have forced officials to provide explanations but unfortunately the explanations have also been contradictory. Questions are currently focusing on the nature of the content that is banned for minors. Under the final version of the law, the media are supposed to prevent children from seeing content that contains violence, sex or rude words and content that encourages them to smoke or drink alcohol. To this end, every offending story, video or photo will have to be labelled “banned for minors under the age of” 6, 12, 16 or 18.Successive comments by Vladimir Pikov, the spokesman of Roskomnadzor (the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications), on 29 August were not reassuring.Pikov said all online media except news agencies were required to put age ban labels on their content but print media that cover politics and current affairs were not. Each individual article or item was supposed to be labelled, but “if that proves too complicated, the entire website must be labelled. “Media that are exempt from labelling are free to adopt it on their own initiative, if they want to,” he added.The Russian media are split between those that are panicking about the new provisions and those that are just perplexed. To avoid any risk, many online media representatives have decided they may have to label their entire site as “banned to those under the age of 18” even if this could have a big impact on their readership and could result in their site being blocked by some Internet Service Providers, public WiFi networks and public institutions such as schools.The independent newspaper Kommersant’s lawyers say its entire website will be labelled “banned to those under the age of 16” from today onwards. Although news agencies are supposed to be exempt, Interfax has already decidedto label its website “only for adults.” The fear has spread to the traditional media. Alexei Venediktov, editor in chief of the independent radio station Echo of Moscow, announced on Twitter on 28 August that he is temporarily suspending “For adults, about adults,” a programme that has been hosted since 2004 by the lawyer and family psychologist Mikhail Labkovski.Lev Makarov, the CEO of the TV station 2×2, even announced that violent sequences would be removed from series such as “The Simpsons” and “South Park,” and that these series would henceforth only be broadcast after 11 pm. At same time, producers have protested that characters who smoke would be censored from very popular Soviet cartoons, while the media are abuzz with rumours about lists of words or bodily postures that could be banned from the screen.Some journalists have complained that foreign news websites, to which the law does not apply, will have an unfair commercial advantage.In response to all the concerns being voiced by journalists, Roskomnadzor has promised that the law will be phased in gradually and that any initial problems will be resolved through consultation with the media concerned. News RussiaEurope – Central Asia News September 1, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Major threat to news coverage from law “protecting minors” online News Follow the news on Russia to go further Organisation center_img May 5, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information May 21, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown RSF_en Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Students gathering artifacts for upcoming Smithsonian exhibit

first_img University of Texas Permian Basin professors Chris Stanley and Dr. Derek Catsam are guiding their students through a class to prepare an exhibit “Museum on Main Street: Hometown Teams – How Sports Shaped America” in partnership with the Smithsonian Institute.  Home Local News Education Students gathering artifacts for upcoming Smithsonian exhibit Local NewsEducation Students gathering artifacts for upcoming Smithsonian exhibit Previous articleSULLUM: The lethal success of pain pill restrictionsNext articleMCHS CEO talks healthcare challenges admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Noel earns award University of Texas Permian Basin professors Chris Stanley and Dr. Derek Catsam are guiding their students through a class to prepare an exhibit “Museum on Main Street: Hometown Teams – How Sports Shaped America” in partnership with the Smithsonian Institute.  Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp In preparation for an exhibit to be hosted by the University of Texas of the Permian Basin this fall, students in a Maymester class led by History Professor Derek Catsam and Associate Professor of Art Chris Stanley is curating sports artifacts.Called “Museum on Main Street: Hometown Teams — How Sports Shaped America,” it will be featured in partnership with the Smithsonian Institute.“Since 1994, the Smithsonian has toured parts of their collections,” Stanley said. “We had never engaged in their processes, and for some reason I got the email this year from Randy Ham and we responded. We thought it was a great idea to bring Smithsonian quality shows to the Permian Basin. The caveat was that our students would be able to co-curate our own local traditions.”Ham is executive director of Odessa Arts. Twitter 1 of 2 “That was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” Stanley said. “I think that in the field of teaching when you can give your students an opportunity to have a spot on their resume that says Smithsonian — that’s the best. So that’s how that process started.”Stanley said the show started in Marshall and it’s going to travel to several towns in Texas ending up in Canadian. It will be in Odessa Oct. 13 through Nov. 17, he said.“We’re going to house the show partially in our Nancy Fyfe Cardozier gallery, where we’ll be not only putting on the Smithsonian show but then also honoring a Midlander, a gentleman by the name of Doc Dodson, who was a world renowned athletic trainer … (and) an Olympic athletic trainer at the same time. The students that Dr. Catsam is teaching are working on research into sports in the area.”Permian Basin football was already curated into the show by the Smithsonian, Stanley noted.There are 10 students in the class.Castsam said he teaches sports history classes and he and Stanley started talking about this class in the fall of 2017 and the intersection between history and art, incorporating Catsam’s interest in sports.In the spring of 2017, Catsam said he was scheduled to teach a global sports history class, which was about cricket, rugby and Olympic sports.“… Nonetheless, the class did these projects as part of this process and they came up with three projects. … One group did the Odessa Boys and Girls Club judo, one did the UTPB sports and one did minor league sports in the area,” Catsam said.“Chris and I talked and we wanted to do a specific summer course because the summer courses are intense. You meet for three or four hours a day, depending on which summer session you do, so we chose to do them for Maymester where you meet four hours a day, four days a week for three weeks,” Catsam said. “That’s a good hunk of time to get projects done. It’s technically the same class hours as during the regular semester,” but you can get a lot done because it’s so much more intense.Within the class, there are two groups. One meets in the morning and the other in the evening.The evening group is focusing on minor league sports and unexplored aspects of athletics in the area.“This group of seven who meet every day from 8 to 12 picked rodeo. They have found some incredible, amazing things. Then I’m teaching an American sports history class in the fall … and they’ll take on a handful of projects. At least one or two groups will continue with the work that we did, especially in the spring, to sort of refine some of that,” Catsam said.Catsam said the students are not only learning new things, but new possibilities in terms of working for museums, archives, halls of fame or as researchers.Jesus Lujan, who is going into senior year as a history major at UTPB, said he had Catsam for two courses previously.“I’ve always enjoyed his classes,” Lujan said. “He makes us learn and work on our own projects. He doesn’t just let you slide by. … He makes you do your work and you end up learning new stuff that you never knew about.”Lujan, who is from Pecos, said he’s a big sports fan, so combining history and politics drew him to the course. He added that being able to put the Smithsonian on his resume is a plus, as well.He’s focused on the Pecos rodeo.“One good thing about sports, no matter where you’re at someone plays a sport. You can speak different languages, but everyone speaks the same sports language,” Lujan said.More Information Smithsonian Institution.UTPB. Twitter By admin – May 17, 2018 WhatsApp Pinterest University of Texas Permian Basin professors Chris Stanley and Dr. Derek Catsam are guiding their students through a class to prepare an exhibit “Museum on Main Street: Hometown Teams – How Sports Shaped America” in partnership with the Smithsonian Institute.  OCA top 2 were ESL students Registration set for engineering camp Facebook Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeFruit Salad to Die ForSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasserolePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

Failte Ireland says Donegal is vital to the success of the Wild Atlantic Way

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Failte Ireland says Donegal is vital to the success of the Wild Atlantic Way WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Fáilte Ireland is meeting members of the Donegal tourism industry in Letterkenny as part of a series of Fáilte Ireland briefings, with a focus on the Wild Atlantic Way.Over the coming week 6 additional workshops will take place along the Wild Atlantic Way route for members of the trade.At the briefing, Joan Crawford of Fáilte Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way Team provided an update on the 2014 progress of the project as well as highlighting plans for 2015.She says Donegal is a very important element of the initiative……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/wawjoan1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook Pinterest Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme By News Highland – February 9, 2015 Pinterest Google+ Twitter Previous articleCancer campaigner pledges to continue campaign to retain breast services at LGHNext articlePolice in Derry investigate shop robbery on Laurel Hill Road News Highland GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamiltonlast_img read more

Man arrested in Letterkenny in connection with Garda station fire

first_img Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – October 30, 2019 Facebook Previous articleCo Final reaction – Man of the match Ethan O’DonnellNext articleCelebration time – Reaction from Ciaran Thompson and Anthony Thompson News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Google+ Man arrested in Letterkenny in connection with Garda station fire WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Gardaí in Monaghan investigating a fire that occurred at Emyvale Garda Station, Co. Monaghan, in the early hours of Monday have this evening carried out a number of searches.Two searches have taken place in the Emyvale area of Co. Monaghan. A further search has taken place in the Letterkenny .Searches involved Detective and Uniform Gardaí from Monaghan assisted by colleagues from Donegal.A male in his 30’s has been arrested in Donegal on suspicion of Arson and is currently detained at Letterkenny Garda Station under section 4 Criminal Justice Act 1984, where he will be interviewed by the investigation team from Monaghan.Investigating Gardaí continue to appeal for any witnesses to this incident or anyone who may have noticed anything suspicious in the area between the hours of 3am and 5:30am to come forward. Gardaí continue to appeal to any motorists travelling in the area between 3am and 5:30am who may have dash-cam footage to contact Gardaí.Anyone with information is asked to contact Monaghan Garda Station on 047 77200 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111. Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA last_img read more

How DNA from family members helped solve the ‘Golden State Killer’ case

first_imgSacramento Police Department(SACRAMENTO) — It was a long process to connect the DNA of the unknown “Golden State Killer” to the suspected serial killer and rapist, identified this week as 72-year-old former Police Officer Joseph DeAngelo.Here is how the pieces of the puzzle were put together, according to Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, who described the process to ABC News as “dogged detective work.”The killer, who evaded investigators for decades, is believed to have committed 12 murders, at least 50 rapes and multiple home burglaries throughout California in the 1970s and 1980s. His last known crime was in 1986.Years later, in the early 2000s, investigators were able to obtain DNA from the unknown killer at one crime scene: the 1980 double murder of Lyman and Charlene Smith. Lyman Smith and his wife were bludgeoned to death in their Ventura County, California, home.Investigators then started reviewing rape kits — which contained DNA samples from victims — in other jurisdictions, Schubert said. The alleged crimes spanned 10 counties.One of those counties was Contra Costa, where recently retired investigator Paul Holes led the charge to use a genealogy website to find the killer, according to Schubert. Holes spent nearly 25 years on this case, she said.A few months ago, investigators plugged the mystery killer’s DNA into a genealogy database.Based on the pool of people on the genealogy website, investigators were then able to build a family tree of the unknown killer’s relatives. They said they narrowed the search based on age, location and other characteristics, eventually leading them to DeAngelo.Authorities surveilled DeAngelo and collected his discarded DNA. About six days before DeAngelo’s arrest, investigators plugged his discarded DNA back into the genealogy database and found a match, linking DeAngelo’s DNA to the DNA gathered at multiple crime scenes, she said.“We found the needle in the haystack,” Schubert said at a news conference Wednesday.DeAngelo was taken into custody on Tuesday at his home in Sacramento County, the same county where his alleged 10-year crime spree began.He appeared in court Friday and did not enter a plea. He returns to court on May 14.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Firms still not ready for parental leave rights

first_img Comments are closed. Firms still not ready for parental leave rightsOn 11 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Nearly two thirds of employers have failed to implement the new parentalleave regulations, according to independent research.It found that employers were not in a position to honour the rights to 13weeks’ unpaid leave should an employee request it.Government delays in publishing the regulations were blamed by theEmployers’ Forum on EU Social Policy, which carried out the study. More thanfour out of five firms cited inadequate consultation as the problem.Robbie Gilbert, chief executive of the EFSP, denied that there is a lack ofwill from companies to comply with the regulations.”It is not that there is resistance to family-friendly policies,”he said. “But employers need to see the details before they can finalisetheir policy. They simply have not had that chance.”The Parental Leave regulations were published in mid-November. UK employersneeded to comply by 15 December.A model scheme set out by the Government, gives up to four weeks’ of theleave a year. The notice period required for an employee is only 21 days. Themodel scheme automatically comes into play in the absence of a voluntaryarrangement between employers and staff – and a voluntary scheme must not beless generous than the basic rights.Elaine Aarons, head of employment at law firm Eversheds, said lack offlexibility in the regulations is the major problem.She said the model scheme is inadequate for many companies, but they havenot been given the chance to strike separate agreements with staff. “Itwas acknow-ledged [by the Government] that most employers will negotiate theirown agreements, but they have not been given time to find the solution whichbest suits their business,” said Aarons.She added that IT staff at many firms had not had time to update systems toadminister the new regulations because of Y2K.By John Robinsonwww.dti.gov.uk/ir/erbill.htm Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Guru

first_imgFeatures list 2021 – submitting content to Personnel TodayOn this page you will find details of how to submit content to Personnel Today. We do not publish a… Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article This week’s guruGolf challenge leads to flasher humiliationGuru will never live down the day he fell victim to a fabulous chardonnay atlunch on a golf jolly. As he addressed the first tee afterwards (in wobbly fashion), the seniorexecutives he was playing with changed the rules and implemented the Women’sTee Challenge. To the uninitiated, this involves exposing sensitive body partsfor the remainder of the round if you fail to drive the ball beyond the women’stee. Needless to say it was a long, cold and humiliating round of golf, and Guruis unlikely to be invited back to the country club for an early evening sherry(although he did retain his lucrative consultancy contract with one of thedirectors present). So new research from the US comes as no surprise. In these post-Enron daysof skulduggery, 82 per cent of high ranking corporate executives admit tocheating at golf, 13 per cent have broken a club in anger and 11 per cent thinkgolf is more important than sex. Guru thinks they should be spending more time looking for black holes intheir companies than holes in one down at the club. Highlander fling smashes into WonderwallRock band Oasis has threatened theArmy with legal action after discovering two of its songs had been used on arecruitment video without the permission of songwriter Noel Gallagher.Wonderwall and Hello, from its 1995 album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory,form part of a sound-track for a promotional film for the Highlanders regiment.The regiment has been forced to recall 300 copies after theband’s record label refused to give permission to use the songs.Guru is surprised the band appears to have been so mean-minded– it has never made any excuses about ‘taking inspiration’ from the Beatles.It’s a relief to have bog standardloosGuru is never happier than at 10am ona weekday when he takes his copy of The Times and spends half an hourcompleting his daily ablutions. It is a time to reflect, catch up on worldevents and problem-solve. So he was unsurprised to learn that a Swindon callcentre, which won the title of Britain’s Happiest Workplace, has also won a‘Loo of the Year’ award. Cellular Operations’ staff can choose from five differentstyles of toilet depending on their mood including: hi-tech with rivetedaluminium panels, transparent cisterns and see-through seats with inset mobilephones and a sea green, mosaic space in swimming pool style.These loos sound nicer than Guru’s office. Although he isrelieved his corporate bathroom is purely bog standard. Otherwise the length ofhis bathroom breaks would come under scrutiny.Bunker mentality hasn’t cost DearA double-glazing firm has proved the workplace environment canaffect staff performance after profits soared when its sales office wastransformed into a Second World War operations bunker.Former Royal Signals sergeant Colin Dear gives orders to his salesteam from the office which is covered in aircraft charts and camouflagednetting.Dear also listens to war music and uses a 1940s phone from hissales command post.He charts the position of his sales vans by pushing woodenmarkers around a map of south-east Essex.Sales order have soared by 211 per cent since the office’smilitary makeover and Dear is now thinking of completing its image by addingsand bags at strategic points.center_img Related posts: GuruOn 9 Jul 2002 in Military, Personnel Todaylast_img read more