Bloom House / Greg Lynn

first_imgPhotographs:  Richard PowersSave this picture!© Richard PowersRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. The Bloom House is an infill house situated on a 35’x90’ lot with views of the Pacific Ocean. The exterior is a box with a series of eyelet shaped windows with stainless steel trimming the outer edge of the windows. The trim runs continuously along the east and west facades and turns the corners to the north and south facades where corner windows are located. Save this picture!© Richard PowersThe interior of the house is massed with curvilinear surfaces which emerge from ceilings and walls to define enclosures, furniture and light. There are 2-1/2 stories with the garage, maid’s room and utility rooms located on the submerged level. On the first full level the living room, dining room and kitchen terrace up from the front yard at 30” height intervals. Across the length of this open space is a luminous fiberglass lantern attached to the ceiling. Between the dining room and kitchen are 2 small curvilinear enclosures which contain the powder room and office. In the living room, a wall bulges to define the fireplace. Save this picture!© Richard PowersThree bedrooms are located on the upper level along a spine of shaped walls. In the master bathroom, master bedroom and second bathroom, the walls are shaped from thermoformed Corian. The upper hallway wall, the 2 small enclosures and fireplace on the lower level are framed with laser cut vertical wood fins that are sheathed with lath and plaster.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessmodeLab Algorithmic Design in GrasshopperArticlesBloomberg Announces Plan For Downtown BrooklynArticles Share Bloom House / Greg LynnSave this projectSaveBloom House / Greg Lynn Houses ArchDaily United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Greg Lynn Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Bloom House / Greg Lynncenter_img Projects CopyAbout this officeGreg LynnOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLos AngelesHousesUnited StatesPublished on December 11, 2012Cite: “Bloom House / Greg Lynn” 11 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – GuillotineGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesSealantsSikaConstruction Solutions in Stavros FoundationShower TraysAcquabellaShower Tray – Focus BetonPatios / TerracesFranken-SchotterPatios and TerracesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkySynthetics / AsphaltFirestone Building ProductsRoofing System – RubberGard EPDMMore products »Read commentsSave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 2010 Save this picture!© Richard Powers+ 39 Share CopyHouses•Los Angeles, United States Year:  “COPY” “COPY”last_img read more

Charities Bill included in Queen’s speech

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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 23 November 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NCVO chief executive Stuart Etherington welcomed the announcement: “NCVO looks forward to a new Charities Act by 2005 that will clarify what it means to be a charitable organisation and will clearly define the role of the sector’s regulator,” he said.Simon Hebditch, Executive Director External Affairs at Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), said: “CAF is glad that the Government has committed itself to modernising charity law in the next session of Parliament. It is high time that many activities should be recognised as charitable – the promotion of human rights being a prime example.”He added: “The Government is expecting charities themselves to create a robust self-regulation system for dealing with complaints about some fundraising techniques and methods so that it doesn’t have to impose new rules itself. CAF applauds that approach and is currently chairing a group drawing up proposals to establish new complaints machinery for donors.”Shirley Scott, chief executive of Charity Finance Directors Group, said: “We are pleased that the Government have recognised the huge importance of charities, and the need for regulatory reform, by announcing the Bill in the Queen’s speech.”The Institute of Fundraising’s Chief Executive Lindsay Boswell said the sector would breathe a “sigh of relief” now that the bill has been included. The Charities Bill has been included in the Queen’s speech to Parliament. This long-awaited opportunity to reform charity law has been widely welcomed by sector organisations.Introducing this parliament’s programme of legislation, the Queen said: “My Government believes that the voluntary sector is a great strength of this country. Charity law will be modernised so that a vibrant, diverse and independent charitable sector can continue to flourish with public confidence.”Her speech also included details of legislation on the distribution of lottery money and the statutory framework for the Big Lottery Fund. Advertisement  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charities Bill included in Queen’s speechlast_img read more

Instagram unveils new tool for personal fundraisers

first_img Melanie May | 21 July 2020 | News Creating a personal fundraiser Tagged with: instagram social media Instagram has today (21 July) announced a new tool to enable people to fundraise for personal causes that matter to them.Since launching its first fundraising tool last year with donation stickers, Instagram has seen people use it to raise money for numerous causes, from the Black Lives Matter movement to fundraising for those worst affected by coronavirus. Since January 2020, people have raised more than $65 million for Covid-related causes globally through Facebook and Instagram, and in just the last 30 days it has seen donations using the Instagram sticker double. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  588 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Advertisement A a result, from today, Instagram is starting a small test in the US, UK and Ireland giving people the ability to create and donate to personal fundraisers on Instagram. Small business owners will also be able to use the tool to fundraise for business costs. The test is being rolled out to a small percentage of accounts and will be on Android, followed by iOS.   587 total views,  2 views today Instagram unveils new tool for personal fundraisers 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 read more

ArtCenter Fall Classes for Teens and Kids Expose Youngsters to ‘Journey of Self-Discovery’

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. The ArtCenter College of Design has just concluded summer classes for teens and kids and now will open fall classes on October 1 for teens in grades 9 to 12, and October 23 for kids in grades 4 to 8.Registration for classes for teens is from August 29 to September 30, and for kids, registration opens on September 26.Paula Goodman, Director for K-12 Programs at ArtCenter, said teens who dream of becoming an artist or designer can begin their “journey of self-discovery” at the ArtCenter for Teens, previously called Saturday High.“We won’t just teach you how to be creative. We’ll help you strengthen your creativity, build your confidence and discover your unique voice,” Goodman says. “We’ll provide you with rich and meaningful experiences to apply art and design to master technical and conceptual skills, foster personal growth, and reach beyond the obvious. You’ll learn the ins and outs of the creative process— how to identify needs, frame problems, make choices, generate alternatives, work collaboratively and communicate your ideas with impact—all in a fun and creative learning environment.”Goodman is also in charge of ArtCenter for Kids, which offers courses at the College’s Hillside and South campuses in Pasadena, campuses also used for teen classes.“At ArtCenter, we believe an art and design education can improve children’s lives in many ways, from learning how to problem solve and experiment to promoting collaboration and inspiring career goals,” says Goodman. “We motivate students to express themselves in new ways and discover their sources of inspiration.”Most of the teen fall classes will be conducted on Saturdays, three hours each from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, at the South Campus and Hillside. The courses listed for fall include graphic design, photography, figure drawing and environmental design.A complete listing of the courses for teens is accessible online through and includes information about tuition fees and course lengths as well as course materials that may be required. Most of the courses charge $300 for tuition. Scholarships are available.For ArtCenter for Kids courses, children in grades 4 to 8 can take abstract drawing, cartooning techniques, introduction to short film-making, painting and photography, among a host of other offerings.The ArtCenter website does not contain updated schedules for the fall kids courses but will update soon. Course descriptions for the summer season, which just concluded, can be accessed on .ArtCenter for Kids Sunday classes meet for seven-week sessions, held Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at ArtCenter’s two Pasadena campuses. Classes are small and allow students to have personalized, one-on-one attention. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News center_img Community News Community News Education ArtCenter Fall Classes for Teens and Kids Expose Youngsters to ‘Journey of Self-Discovery’ From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 | 11:57 am Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

100 additional hospital beds to cope with winter surge

first_imgTwitter WhatsApp Advertisement Print Previous articleReport sets out ambitious vision for Limerick’s Directly Elected MayorNext articleDebenhams workers continue protest as premises goes on sale David Raleigh More than 100 beds are being fast-tracked at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) to deal with an expected surge in Covid-19 and flu cases this winter.Figures released to the Limerick Post by the UL Hospitals Group reveal that 111 beds are coming on stream, with at least 100 of them scheduled to be opened by the end of December.The additional bed capacity has been steadily opening at UHL since August and this includes 20 single room beds in a new 24-bed unit; seven single rooms in a new 14-bed block, with the remaining seven to open this week.A 60 single room bed block is to be opened before the end of the year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Limerick Post has learned that a further 13 beds will re-open in the coming weeks as part of an ongoing refurbishment of older beds in the hospital.Last Friday, the Group closed a 68-bed Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) at the University of Limerick Sports Arena, which was opened last June to care for non-Covid patients, thus freeing up bed spaces at UHL.The Group said it reached an agreement with UL for use of the Sports Arena until November 27, but that it always planned to hand back the facility when the additional bed capacity at UHL became available”.“We decided that rather than starting new patients on a rehabilitative journey that would be interrupted in two weeks, the remaining patients would transfer to our hospitals and staff would initially deploy to new beds at UHL in line with the overall plan”.As of September 16, there were approximately 84 whole time equivalent staff deficits, or 4.8 per cent of UHL’s nursing workforce, not including temporary vacancies.The UL Hospitals Group said closing the ICF “so slightly ahead of schedule, was the correct decision and was unrelated to current staffing deficits”.Limerick Fianna Fáil TD, Willie O’Dea told the Limerick Post he believed closing the ICF was a risk, citing concerns about seasonal pressure on hospital bed capacity during winter months.“It is a risk, there’s no doubt. I hope their prediction works out for everybody’s sake, particularly for the patients sake,” he said.center_img Linkedin Email Facebook NewsBreaking news100 additional hospital beds to cope with winter surgeBy David Raleigh – October 29, 2020 386 last_img read more

FINCAD Reimagines Analytics, Now Cloud-Ready With Python

first_img WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Previous articleARInsights Appoints Andy Zimmerman as Chief Executive OfficerNext articleThe Standard Earns Top Marks in the Human Rights Campaign 2021 Corporate Equality Index Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 TAGS  Facebook VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– FINCAD, a pioneer in providing pricing, modeling, and risk analytics, today announced its next-generation analytics – cloud-enabled and powered by Python. One command and a couple of lines of Python code unlocks the most powerful derivatives library in the industry, with a constantly expanding ecosystem of curated models, curves and instruments covering 100 currencies. “Derivatives are often associated with complexity, time-consuming processing, and reserved only for individuals in physics, mathematics, or engineering,” said Mark D’Arcy, President and CEO, FINCAD. “Our next-generation analytics addresses this business challenge head-on. Financial professionals now have on their desktop the analytical capabilities, historically reserved for large sell-side industry leading firms as well as on demand access to horizontally scalable native cloud analytics. FINCAD’s high-level, Python-enabled API, enables traders, portfolio managers and risk managers alike to easily and transparently work within the vast Python ecosystem.” Coupling Python’s native data handling with FINCAD’s analytics, one can compute values, sensitivities and cash flows of a derivative, such as a zero-coupon inflation swap, in just a few lines of code. The results can be conveniently returned as pandas data structures, making further analysis and aggregation simpler and straightforward. Intuitive natural syntax offers transparency eliminating black box concerns, making model validation easier. Additionally, FINCAD now provides access to horizontally scalable FINCAD cloud-hosted analytics. To review the simplicity of FINCAD now with Python please view the video: Unlock Best-in-Class Analytics with Python. “Python has become the de facto standard for data analysis, workflow scripting and rapid application development,” D’Arcy said. “Our best-in-class Python toolkit for derivatives and risk analytics puts FINCAD at the forefront and is a natural extension of our 30-year leadership in pricing and valuation of derivatives.” For more information about FINCAD’s Python Analytics, view our webpage. About FINCAD Backed by more than 30 years of experience, FINCAD is a pioneer in providing pricing, modeling and risk analytics to financial institutions such as asset management firms, banks, insurance companies, hedge funds as well as corporate treasury departments. From the most basic to the bespoke, FINCAD has the financial engineering expertise to address any derivative challenge. FINCAD empowers global organizations to optimize risk and return through simplified and direct control over the valuation and analytics of derivatives. With the most precise, transparent and scalable technologies for pricing derivatives and fixed-income products, FINCAD’s highly dedicated customer support team goes above and beyond to help customers achieve their goals. FINCAD is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. For more information, visit View source version on CONTACT: Cara Harbor Aircover Communications for FINCAD [email protected] +1-925-285-0789 KEYWORD: EUROPE UNITED KINGDOM NORTH AMERICA CANADA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FINANCE DATA MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE SOURCE: FINCAD Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/28/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 01/28/2021 09:02 AM Twitter Pinterest Twitter FINCAD Reimagines Analytics, Now Cloud-Ready With Python WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

The Metamorphosis Of Right Of Hindu Women In Ancestral Property

first_imgColumnsThe Metamorphosis Of Right Of Hindu Women In Ancestral Property K Indu Priya8 May 2020 9:12 PMShare This – x”The law must be stable yet it cannot stand still” -Roscoe Pound The year 2005 saw tremendous change in the Hindu Succession Act, 1956. A change which was not only progressive but also imbibed the essence of right to equality as guaranteed in the Constitution. It provided for the right of a…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?Login”The law must be stable yet it cannot stand still” -Roscoe Pound The year 2005 saw tremendous change in the Hindu Succession Act, 1956. A change which was not only progressive but also imbibed the essence of right to equality as guaranteed in the Constitution. It provided for the right of a woman in ancestral property, treating her on par with her male counterpart for the very first time. The need to recognize the right of a woman in ancestral property was rejected at the very threshold when the Act was in its drafting stages. After almost 50 years from the inception of this Act, and after several rounds of parliamentary debates and discourses at various levels where the idea of bringing about this amendment on the touch stone of equality was mooted, it was finally enforced on 5th September,2005 with the amendment of the HSA. Since time immemorial the Hindu laws dealing with women’s property rights have been discriminatory and a woman is always treated as subservient and less fortunate. The avowed objective of this progressive 2005, amendment is to eradicate the disdainful practice of discrimination which is purely on the ground of gender and to ameliorate the condition of women both socially and economically. Sec. 6 of HSA re-defined Devolution of interest in coparcenary property: 1. On and from the commencement of the Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005, in a Joint Hindu family governed by the Mitakshara law, the daughter of a coparcener shall,— (a) by birth become a coparcener in her own right in the same manner as the son; (b) have the same rights in the coparcenary property as she would have had if she had been a son; (c) be subject to the same liabilities in respect of the said coparcenary property as that of a son, and any reference to a Hindu Mitakshara coparcener shall be deemed to include a reference to a daughter of a coparcener: Provided that nothing contained in this sub-section shall affect or invalidate any disposition or alienation including any partition or testamentary disposition of property which had taken place before the 20th day of December, 2004. A plain reading of the Act 39 of 2005 which brought forth the much awaited amendment in section 6 (Devolution of interest in coparcenary property) of the Hindu Succession Act makes it apparent that a daughter becomes a coparcener by birth in her own right in the same manner as that of the son. It is the very factum of birth in the coparcenary that creates coparcenary. Therefore, the daughter of a coparcener becomes a coparcener by virtue of ‘birth’ just like the son of the coparcener. This amendment also repealed section 23 of HSA which disentitled the female heir to ask for partition until the male chooses to divide their respective shares. Thus it clinches the issue beyond any pale of doubt that the daughter has an equal right in the ancestral property just like that of the son and gives her the same rights and liabilities in coparcenary property. However anomalies arose in the manner of interpretation with respect to the nature of applicability of this amendment. In Prakash & Ors., Vs. Phulavathi & Ors., 2016 (2) SCC 36 the Court discussed at length about the applicability of the Act. The moot point in this case was whether the Act 39 of 2005 could be applied retrospectively. It was argued that the plain language of the statute unambiguously suggests that this right conferred on the daughter is “on and from the commencement of the HSA (Amendment), 2005”. However, it was counter argued that amendment must be applied retrospectively as it is a piece of social legislation. But the Court laid down in clear terms that even a social legislation cannot be given retrospective effect unless so provided for or intended by the legislature. The Court further held that no other interpretation is possible in view of the express language of the statute. In conclusion the Court held that the amendment is applicable to living daughter of a living coparcener as on 05.09.2005 irrespective of when the daughter was born. Thus the raging controversy was momentarily buried after this authoritative pronouncement by the Apex Court where the Court had also concurred with the Full Bench of the Bombay High Court in Badrinarayan Shankar Bhandari Vs. Omprakash Shankar Bhandari 2014 SCC Online Bom 908. On the contrary the Supreme Court in Danamma Vs. Amar and ors., 2018(3) SCC 343 had gone on a different trajectory from its earlier judgment. The Court had taken a view that the very factum of birth confers coparcenaryship to sons and after the 2005 amendment to the daughters too and that the devolution of coparcenary property is at a later stage. Thus the Court explained that first stage is creation of coparcenary which then transcends into devolution upon death of a coparcener which is at a later stage. Thus the right of coparcenary emanates and flows from birth to both sons and daughters. The Court held that the right of the daughter got crystallized by virtue of the 2005 amendment; hence a share would devolve upon her. In the above case the daughter was given a share in ancestral property although the father died in the year 2001 which is quite contrary to the principles set out in Prakash & Ors., Vs. Phulavathi & Ors., Due to the apparent contradiction between the above referred cases, the matter now stands referred to a larger Bench in order to clarify the conundrum in the legal position. Conclusion Women’s property and development rights must be part of any development agenda. Women’s lack of property ownership is one of the most important contributors for women’s low social status, poverty and violence against them. It is more attitudinal and the mindset that definitely needs an overhaul and amendment rather than a statute. Even if it legally belongs to them, it doesn’t belong to them morally. Adding on to the patriarchal mindset is the lack of awareness about their rights under the statue which is seen as a bigger challenge. Our State was the indeed the 1st in India to bring about such a reformist amendment as early as on 1989 (TN Act 1/1989) which is about 16 years before this amendment to the Central Act. One can only wish and hope that the Apex Court disentangles the incongruity between the above referred judgments thus streamlining and making it easier for advocates and litigants. This back and forth and lack of clarity in the legislation defeats the purpose of the amendment in a lot of ways. Women have been oppressed for several centuries and a lot of legislations have been brought forth to ensure their progress and the protection of their rights. However, improper execution and conflicting interpretations do no good to the weaker sections of the society. It is highly imperative that the Executive and the Judiciary comes together in implementing the spirit of these legislations and ensure that equals are treated equally as envisioned in the Constitution.Views Are Personal Only.(Author is an Advocate practicing at the Madras High Court. The author may be reached at [email protected]) Next Storylast_img read more

Speeding vehicles detected on N13

first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Google+ There were 3 speed detections reported by Letterkenny Traffic Corps over the weekend.The detections were made on the N13.The drivers were issued with 3 penalty points and an 80 euro fine. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Speeding vehicles detected on N13 By News Highland – November 19, 2017 center_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleCar seized by Letterkenny Traffic CorpsNext articleDonegal Junior League Fixtures – 19th November News Highland Twitter Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

15 swans found electrocuted in Donegal -pics some might find upsetting

first_img WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic 15 swans found electrocuted in Donegal -pics some might find upsetting Google+ By News Highland – November 10, 2017 Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleBreaking: Gardai investigating death of man in CarndonaghNext articleMan charged after drug seizure in Derry News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Photos: Daniel Moloney – BirdWatch IrelandBirdWatch Ireland says it is extremely concerned about the deaths of at least 15 migratory Whooper Swans in Co. Donegal.Their carcasses were discovered lying under electricity lines close to the village of Carrigans on Friday.An initial investigation suggests the swans had collided with the wires in flight and that the cause of the birds’ deaths was electrocution.  A high proportion of the swans that were killed were juvenile birds, just a few months old.Some of the birds were freshly dead, while others showed varying levels of decomposition, indicating that they had died on various different occasions.BirdWatch Ireland says it is very worried that Whooper Swans will continue to be electrocuted at this site in the days and weeks to come unless urgent action is taken and has contacted the ESB to inform it of the problem and to recommend that immediate measures be put in place to prevent further collisions.?The wires in question are fitted with “deflectors” which are supposed to make them more visible to flying birds, but  do not appear to be working satisfactorily.Niall Hatch of BirdWatch Ireland said: “It is very concerning that these migratory Whooper Swans have been electrocuted in Carrigans, especially in such large numbers.  Ireland hosts internationally important numbers of Whooper Swans each autumn and winter, and it has a special responsibility to conserve and protect them.  We sincerely hope that measures can be put in place to prevent further swan deaths as soon as possible.” Homepage BannerNews Twitterlast_img read more

Call centres in UK among worst in EU

first_imgCall centres in UK among worst in EUOn 3 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Lack of regulation means call centre staff in the UK suffer worse working conditions than their counterparts on the Continent.A study published by European Industrial Relations Review looked at staff conditions in call centres in 15 countries. It found they were better in countries where a “restricting legal environment” regulates working time and opening hours.The report’s author Andrea Broughton said that staff in countries including Belgium, Denmark and Finland – where there are strong collective agreements – are usually employed on permanent contracts and enjoy the same terms and conditions as employees in other sectors. She said controversy over the working conditions of call centre staff is widespread in only a few countries including the UK.Broughton links this to the relatively high number of call centres in the UK and that they can be operated with less regulation than those in the rest of Europe.Another survey by Incomes Data Services found some call centres in the UK have turnover rates as high as 80 per cent, although the average is 20 per cent. It recommends improving conditions by allowing staff to spend more time off the Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more