The Maintenance-Free House / Arkitema Architects

first_img “COPY” Save this picture!© Jesper Ray+ 25 Share Area:  156 m² Area:  156 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/546550/the-maintenance-free-house-arkitema-architects Clipboard Architects: Arkitema Architects Area Area of this architecture project Denmark Year:  2013 Year:  The Maintenance-Free House / Arkitema ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Maintenance-Free House / Arkitema Architects ArchDaily photographs:  Jesper Ray, Helene Høyer MikkelsenPhotographs:  Jesper Ray, Helene Høyer MikkelsenDeveloper:Realdania Byg A/SEngineer:Sloth MøllerContractor:Enemærke & Petersen A/SConsultant:The Danish Technological Institute, Masonry, Building And ConstructionKnowledge Partners:Danish Building Research Institute (Aalborg University)City:NyborgCountry:DenmarkMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Helene Høyer MikkelsenText description provided by the architects. The Maintenance-Free House (New Materials) is part of a large development project: The MiniCO2 Houses. The project involves a total of six detached houses, each of which illustrates various aspects of reducing CO2 emissions in the construction, use and maintenance of a house.Save this picture!© Jesper RayThe Maintenance-Free House focuses on “maintenance and service life” and examines how much CO2 can be saved when a house is built to have a service life of at least 150 years, and the building envelope needs no maintenance for the first 50 years of that service life. House A has been constructed using traditional materials, which have proved their long service life, and House B – described here – has been constructed using new materials, which are expected to have a long service life.Save this picture!RenderMaintenance-Free House B has been constructed as a long house with a covered east-facing entrance located exactly in the centre of the building’s longitudinal side and a 40-degree pitched roof. The interior of the house has been designed as a wooden “box”: one large continuous room with open beams and furnished with low closed boxes. Daylight enters through the four skylights, from the entrance area, from the full-height windows and doorways in the end walls, and from an approx. 10-meter long glass section.center_img “COPY” The Maintenance-Free House / Arkitema Architects CopyHouses•Nyborg, Denmark CopyAbout this officeArkitema ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNyborgHousesDenmarkPublished on September 16, 2014Cite: “The Maintenance-Free House / Arkitema Architects” 16 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Photographs Save this picture!© Jesper RayThe Maintenance-Free House B has been built of wood, perhaps a surprising choice for the Danish climate when the goal is a long service life. But Denmark has many very old wooden structures, owing much of their longevity to excellent ventilation. The timber structure of House B has been created in a manner which ensures continuous ventilation on all sides, including under the house, which has been raised on a series of pad foundations.Save this picture!© Jesper RayPlywood, glass and air          The loadbearing structure of the house is of wood: 18 self-supporting frames of bonded, high-strength plywood prefabricated and assembled at a component factory and transported to the site. The goal here has been to achieve high precision and avoid any of the damage that can result from the typical inaccuracies of a construction site. The objective is low maintenance and a long service life. This process combines the building’s outer and inner frames in one unit , creating a completely open building without columns, beams or tension members, assuring the house full flexibility and a long-lasting configuration.          The house is fitted with a “glass shield”, which wraps around the roof and all façades of the building, protecting its wooden construction against rain and wind. The glass shield is made of recycled glass and in principle is indestructible. The shield is one continuous surface, unbroken by vent pipes – again ensuring extended service life by avoiding leakage from joints.           All windows and doors are pulled back from the façade and located in deep sheltered niches, which provides effective protection against the elements.          The house is raised 30 cm above the ground and built on pad foundations. This device protects the house against rain and at the same time ensures that it is well ventilated on all sides, both under the building and up under its glass façade, in the gap between the glass shield and the wooden construction.          The heat that is generated in the gap between glass and wood will be utilised in an extended ventilation solution, with the hot air saving significant amounts of CO2. Save this picture!© Jesper RayReducing carbon emissionsCarbon emissions from the materials used in the Maintenance-Free House B are less than from a normal average house: the Reference House (3.5 kg CO2/m²/year compared with 5 kg CO2/m²/year for a 50-year period). This is due mainly to the extensive use of wood, which contributes positively to the overall CO2 saving, but also to the point foundations, which use less high-content CO2 concrete than the traditional strip foundations of the Reference House. On the other hand, the house has a high carbon impact from the use of glass, due in part to the tempered glass in the façade and partly to its total window area, which is approx. 50% greater than in a standard house.Save this picture!© Jesper RayIn both the Maintenance-Free House B and the Reference House, the replacement of materials calculated over 50 years accounts for about 0.5 kg of the total carbon emissions from the house. It may surprise the observer that the carbon-saving effect of low maintenance is not less than that of the Reference House – but this is because the Reference House is actually fairly well placed in this respect. It has been built from brick, which is virtually maintenance-free, and its other CO2-intensive building elements – such as foundations, glass and mineral-wool insulation – rarely require maintenance. At the same time, the other elements that may require maintenance or replacement – doors, windows, interior surfaces, etc. – are relatively “light” in terms of CO2 and therefore have only a modest effect on the total CO2 calculation. But it is also worth bearing in mind that for the owner of the house, low maintenance on these elements means less frustration – and cash savings on workmen and materials.Save this picture!© Jesper RayAll in all, the results show that if construction and design – as performed in the Maintenance-Free House B – lead to an extended service life for the house as a whole, they will reduce carbon emissions over the total expected service life. Especially if it means avoiding the need to build a completely new house.The MiniCO2 Houses development projectThe Maintenance-Free House is one of six demonstration homes built in the coastal town of Nyborg in central Denmark. Five of the houses examine various ways of reducing carbon emissions; the sixth house brings these experiences together.Save this picture!© Jesper RayFor many years, the efforts of the building industry to reduce CO2 emissions – not without reason – have focused on energy for heating and therefore also on airtightness and insulation. However, as national and EU building requirements become ever stricter in this area, it becomes relevant to examine how the industry can also reduce carbon emissions – for example, in terms of materials and of user behaviour.The main objective of the MiniCO2 Houses development project is thus to reduce CO2 emissions in the construction, operation and maintenance of a house.Save this picture!© Jesper RayThe six houses share the same overall principles:• Building type: Single-family detached home• Size: 130 to 172 m²• Energy guidelines: Danish 2015 Standards• Budget: Normal economy• Architectural design: Broad appeal• Future: Sale of the house after completed experimentSave this picture!© Jesper RayProject gallerySee allShow lessGeneva Flat / FREAKS freearchitectsSelected ProjectsExclusive Video: Innovation Center UC – Anacleto Angelini / Alejandro Aravena | ELEM…Architecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/546550/the-maintenance-free-house-arkitema-architects Clipboard Houses 2013last_img read more

UNICEF uses Experian home shopping data to reactivate catalogue customers

first_img Global children’s charity UNICEF has used Experian’s home shopping data pooling product Club Canvasse, to select lapsed catalogue customers for re-activation.UNICEF has embarked on a campaign to reactivate lapsed home shopping customers in the run up to Christmas. UNICEF is one of the first members of Club Canvasse, the database of pooled transactional information on home shopping customers from Experian, to utilise this new reactivation service. This data allows UNICEF to target past customers who are still using the home shopping medium from other suppliers, and screen out those who have not used it for a while. The reactivation campaign involves sending over one million catalogues to home shopping customers who are encouraged to buy via the phone or online. UNICEF is primarily targeting ABC1 females and expects that it will lift response rates “by at least 25%.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 16 October 2003 | News UNICEF uses Experian home shopping data to reactivate catalogue customers As a Club Canvasse member for over two years, UNICEF has access to over seven million active home shopping buyers from 140 home shopping members. The recent addition of the Club Canvasse reactivation service has enabled UNICEF to validate all its dormant buyers against the Club Canvasse multi-buyer pool, to assess if there have been any known transactions with other members.This analysis provides UNICEF with an instant snapshot of the home shopping transactional history for its dormant customers, highlighting those individuals who continue to use the home shopping medium but have not recently purchased from UNICEF. Another feature of the service is the ability to carry out retrospective analysis of past marketing campaigns to demonstrate the cost savings that could have been achieved through the use of the reactivation service. For UNICEF, this analysis revealed that using the new service would yield an impressive reduction in cost per acquisition.Paula Boulanger, Direct Marketing Manager for UNICEF, explained: “Reactivating lapsed customers is far more cost-effective than recruiting new ones. This service from Experian gives us an unprecedented insight into the purchasing behaviour of our lapsed customers, so that we can best assess our opportunity for reactivation.“The service has the advantage that we can derive key recency, frequency and monetary value reports on lapsed customers. If, from these reports, we see that a lapsed customer continues to value the home shopping medium, and is regularly purchasing, then we may decide to mail these individuals. On the other hand, the report may reveal that our lapsed customer has not transacted with other Club Canvasse members, and we can make a decision on whether to exclude them from future mailings.” Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Technology Tradingcenter_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.  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

El Salvador Amnesty Law repeal & U.S. intervention

first_imgMembers of the FMLN guerrilla army pose with the flag of the movement.By a 4 to 1 vote, the Supreme Court of El Salvador repealed an Amnesty Law that they stated was “unconstitutional.” This July 13 decision argued that repealing the law would put closure to the civil war that lasted from 1980 to 1992 and claimed 75,000 lives, including 8,000 “disappeared,” from the country’s 5 million people.The roots of this issue stem from Jan. 16, 1992, when, after 20 months of intense negotiations, the government of El Salvador and the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) signed the Chapultepec Peace Accords in Mexico City, to be monitored and enforced by the United Nations.The parties agreed to cease the armed conflict and establish a U.N.-appointed “Truth Commission” to investigate crimes committed during the war.The commission found that human rights violations, which resulted in the deaths and torture of combatants as well as civilians, were caused by Salvadoran armed forces and paramilitary “death squads.” Washington gave financial, military and political support to these ­criminals.The right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) governed El Salvador from 1989 until 2009. The FMLN, which led the liberation struggle, became an electoral political party after the peace accords. The FMLN won national elections in 2009, and has since governed El Salvador, which remains a capitalist country.The Supreme Court ruling has generated suspicion among both civilians and the left, since many believe that the repeal of the law could be misused to carry out a witch-hunt on former FMLN combatants. El Salvador’s President Sanchez Ceren, who was a guerrilla commander of the FMLN during the war, said the court decision “does not address the real and current problems of the country, and far from helping to resolve day-to-day problems of Salvadorans, the court ruling can aggravate them.” (Reuters, July 16)U.S. funds, trains death squadsWhatever hand committed the actual torture and murder, responsibility for the crimes lies on the doorstep of U.S. imperialism, which has been the dominant military and economic power in Central America since the late 1800s.The local ruling class, a criollo (people of Spanish descent) minority that was maybe 2 percent of the population, owned 90 percent of the agrarian economy and supplied U.S. imperialism mainly with coffee. The vast majority of Indigenous peasants lived in a state of starvation and impoverishment.In 1932, Augustín Farabundo Martí, who was in the Communist Party of El Salvador, led an uprising that was brutally suppressed by the ruling elite and its military. He and other leaders were executed, and 40,000 Amerindians were killed.The resistance reemerged in the late 1970s and early 1980s with strikes by workers and students and protests by peasants. Fearing the guerrilla-led revolution would liberate El Salvador as it did Nicaragua in 1979, U.S. imperialism — with support starting under the Democratic Jimmy Carter administration and continuing through Republicans Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush — provided weapons and training to the Salvadoran Armed Forces and the paramilitary death squads.According to author William Blum in “Human Rights, Washington Style”: “The CIA and the U.S. military played an essential role in the conception and organization of the security agencies from which the death squads emanated. CIA surveillance programs routinely supplied these agencies with the information on and the whereabouts of various individuals [who became] death squad victims.”U.S. military assistance to El Salvador topped $5 billion between 1978 and 1992. Any illusion about a “peaceful transition” to a reform-minded Salvadoran government was soon discarded after a series of atrocities and war crimes by the Salvadoran regime, a few of which are listed here:• Major Roberto D’Abuisson, founder of both the ARENA party and a U.S.-trained intelligence officer, masterminded the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero on March 24, 1980, the day after he called upon Salvadoran soldiers not to follow orders and kill civilians. D’Abuisson was never arrested because of “legislative immunity.”• The National Guard, along with the paramilitary Democratic Nationalist Organization (ORDEN), carried out a massacre of Salvadoran peasants at the Sumpul River on May 14, 1980, which killed 600, mostly women and children. (Report of the U.N. Truth Commission, April 1, 1993)• The El Mozote massacre: In three days in January 1981, 1,000 people, almost the whole population of the town, were killed. A monument to the victims now stands in the town plaza. U.S. Special Forces trained and equipped the dreaded Atlacatl Battalion, which was responsible for the massacre.• The Salvadoran Army First Brigade, which had U.S. advisers, carried out assassinations of 74 “dissidents” between April and July of 1989. (Blum)The list goes on and on, but the point is that U.S. imperialism, no matter how it pretends to be a defender of human rights, supports and arms some of the biggest war criminals in the world, besides directly committing war crimes as it has in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

East Harlem May Day: Protest supports laundry workers

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Chanting “Pay the workers what you owe them, wage theft is a crime,” more than 60 activists turned out on May Day for a protest at TYS Laundromat in East Harlem to support Laundry Workers Center members. TYS owes the workers at least $200,000 in back pay and $400,000 in damages, but continues to try to pay them less and then fire them afterwards.“We are here on this special day — May Day, the workers’ day — to protest bad employers and owners. Thanks to all of you who are here to support our struggle,” said TYS worker Nicolas Benitez. He was cheered by protesters carrying signs reading, “End wage theft NOW! Wage theft is a crime,” “Safe & healthy conditions are the law,” “Respect the workers. No more physical abuse,” and “No walls in the workers’ struggle.”LWC organizer Mahoma Lopez said, “This employer has refused to pay the money owed to the workers. We are also concerned about the unsafe working conditions and exposure to chemicals that may make workers sick later. We are here today to let the TYS workers know they are not alone.”“The laundry workers are mainly women of color, of Asian, African and Caribbean descent,” said LWC organizer Rosanna Rodriguez. “We need a structure change in the laundry industry–to change the conditions of these precarious workers so they can have a better life.” Other rally speakers echoed that theme.Suzanne Adely of the Food Chain Workers Alliance spoke on behalf of 33 workers’ centers of farm, poultry, warehouse, cleaners and other food-industry workers in the U.S. and around the world. “The LWC models how to build workers’ power in East Harlem,” she said.“We have to fight the class struggle every day. There are no walls in the workers’ struggle, here and around the world,” said Larry Holmes of the NYC Peoples Power Assembly. “LWC members are heroes of the working class because they have shown us that, whether at laundries or restaurants or other workplaces, the workers will do what they need to do to fight back. And we need to support them.” He urged everyone to sign the International Workers’ Solidarity Network call at workersolidarity.net for a “May Day every month.”Also addressing the rally were the Street Vendor Project, fighting for permits and to stop police harassment; Families United for Freedom, representing non-U.S. citizens fighting against detention and deportation; BAYAN USA, fighting for the rights of overseas Filipinx workers in the U.S.; Queens Neighborhoods United, active in working-class, immigrant neighborhoods of Jackson Heights, Corona and East Elmhurst in Queens; Harlem Solidarity and Defense, opposing gentrification and gender oppression; and students from the City University of New York and others.The rally ended with rousing chants of “Union, Fuerza, Solidaridad!” (Union, Strength, Solidarity!) and “Que Queremos? Justicia! Cuando? Ahora!” (What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!) as protesters headed downtown to a May Day demonstration on Wall Street. For information on LWC campaigns, visit: laundryworkerscenter.orglast_img read more

Lowest Unemployment Rate in Months, Continuing Gradual Recovery

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Lowest Unemployment Rate in Months, Continuing Gradual Recovery Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Unemployment 2020-08-13 Christina Hughes Babb Though nowhere near pre-pandemic numbers, jobless claims are dropping. California leads states in largest decline in decreases.The total number of new weekly unemployment insurance claims fell below the 1 million mark for the first time since March, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor.Initial jobless claims for the week ending August 8 totaled 963,000, down from an upwardly revised 1.19 million one week earlier. Continuing claims for the week ending August 1 totaled 15.48 million, down from 16.1 million in the prior week.The largest increase in initial claims for the week ending August 1 was in Rhode Island with a relatively mild uptick of 87 new claims. The states that saw the largest decreases during that week were California (-22,610), Virginia (-19,048), Texas (-14,095), Florida (-13,176), and New Jersey (-11,489).The new report saw the end of a 20-week streak where more than 1 million new claims were being filed on a weekly basis. Before the pandemic, weekly jobless claims were routinely below the 250,000-mark. More than 56 million people filed new unemployment claims since March 20.The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 10.6% for the week ending Aug. 1. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow greeted the news with a prediction that the unemployment rate could return to single-digit levels as early as this month, adding that third quarter growth could reach 20% or more.“The key point that I would make is the economy is rebounding, it looks like a V-shaped recovery and the recent news now is even better than it was a month ago,” Kudlow said in a virtual appearance during a conference sponsored by the Council of the Americas.However, Mark Hamrick, Senior Economic Analyst at Bankrate.com, told USA Today that it was still too soon to announce “mission accomplished” in regard to believing the economy was in a full-throttle recovery mode.“What we’re really doing is recovering some of the jobs lost,” Harmick said.A more cautiously optimistic vision came from Doug Duncan, SVP and Chief Economist at Fannie Mae.“This morning’s unemployment insurance claims report showed the labor market is continuing its gradual improvement,” Duncan said, who warned that although “the pace of decline in claims had paused briefly, it appears to be accelerating again, an encouraging sign for the labor market recovery. However, the initial claims figure still remains above the peak value seen during the previous recession, and we note the headline number does not include an additional 489,000 claims filed under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program.”Duncan added that while the level of continued claims was in decline, this figure “still remains at historically unprecedented levels and continues to indicate that while improving, the total extent of joblessness and income curtailment remains significantly elevated.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Phil Hall Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: Unemploymentcenter_img Lowest Unemployment Rate in Months, Continuing Gradual Recovery Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago August 13, 2020 1,093 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: How COVID-19 Is Driving Migration Trends Next: HUD’s Carson Provides Opportunity Zone Updates The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Local Councillor calls for public toilets and changing rooms in Rathmullan

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Local Councillor calls for public toilets and changing rooms in Rathmullan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articlePublic Prosecution Service in danger of being seen to be ‘politically motivated’ – ShieldsNext articleGardai confirm missing woman has been found News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – June 1, 2013 Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Donegal County Council says it hasn’t got the money to provide public toilets in Rathmullan.This depsite the town having 65,000 visitors last year, second only to Rossnowlagh.Local Councillor Ian McGarvey has called for public toilets and changing rooms to be provided and to include access for people with a disability.He has welcomed the fact that negitiations between the council and a local group are ongoing to provide facilities but can’t confirm that will happen this year:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/iantsat.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Pinterest Facebook Newslast_img read more

Thomas begins fifth term as sheriff

first_imgLatest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “From the first day on the job, my door has been open,” he said. “Nobody needs an appointment to see me. You can come and talk about anything you want, no matter how large or small the issue. The door of the Pike County Sheriff’s Department will remain open every day of the week.”Thomas has achieved several goals he set when he was first elected. His department has been instrumental in numerous drug arrests. School drug education programs and child identification programs have been part of Thomas’ administration. He has also worked to upgrade the sheriff’s department through equipment, increased manpower, 24-hour patrol, placing deputies in the county schools, increased salary, continued training and education for personnel.Thomas has also established Project Lifesaver, 10 neighborhood watches throughout the county as well as a chaplain program with 10 chaplains. Thomas grew up in Goshen and attended Troy University. He began law enforcement working as a campus police officer at the university. His career with the Pike County Sheriff’s Department began as a deputy. He was later promoted to chief deputy. He is married to Jodi Pierce Thomas, a speech pathologist who works with the Pike County School System.The couple has two children, Russ and Kati. By The Penny Hoarder Skip Print Article “I believe that the votes I received in 2010, were a vote of confidence in what I do and in support of the job that we do as the sheriff’s department for the people of Pike County,” Thomas said. “I appreciate the confidence shown in me and the Pike County Sheriff’s Department. We all work to uphold the law and protect the people we serve.”Thomas said the Pike County Sheriff’s Department is a family and they are all dedicated to the people of the county.For that reason, Thomas asked that all of his deputies, correctional officers and office staff take the oath of office with him. “When I’m elected sheriff, the people have to have confidence in our department and believe in our officers and staff,” he said. “We are all dedicated to providing the best possible law enforcement for all the people.”Thomas said he enjoys what he does and looks forward to the challenges that come with the territory, day after day and week after week. He thanked his family for their continuing support.“Without that base of support at home, I could not do the job as effectively as it requires or as I want,” he said. “Serving the people of Pike County is its own reward.”Thomas said he is committed to being the “people’s sheriff” for years to come. Published 8:58 pm Wednesday, January 12, 2011 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sehriff Russell Thomas, center, is surrounded by his family and deputies after swearing-in ceremony Wednesday at the Pike County Courthouse. Thomas is serving his fifth term as sheriff, and he and the deputies were sworn in together at the ceremony.Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas was sworn in for his fifth term during a ceremony at the Pike County Courthouse Wednesday afternoon.Thomas was elected Pike County’s chief law enforcement officer in 1994 by receiving the most votes ever in Pike County history.He was re-elected in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010 without opposition. In 2010, Thomas led the ballot with 7,000 votes of 9,700 cast. Email the author Thomas begins fifth term as sheriff Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like City sees rise in construction The total dollars spent on construction in Troy increased in 2010 by nearly $300,000 over the previous year. The growth… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

Take me to your leaders

first_imgWitha 100 per cent pass rate and huge savings, the NEBS Team Leader Qualificationsscheme has got off to a flying start at GSK Qaiser Ali is a proud man. Hanging next to his desk, beside the production linesturning out toothpaste and mouthwash for pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline,is a certificate. This certificate represents the first formal qualification Ali has everachieved and was presented to him, along with 47 other employees from the company’sMaidenhead site, after he recently completed an accredited course in teamleadership. GSK is also proud of its newly qualified team leaders. Between them theyhave already saved the company a small fortune. The production savings made as a direct result of the initiativesimplemented by the course graduates are 10 times the cost of sending them onthe training programme. To date, GSK boasts a 100 per cent pass rate among its participants. In a company the size of GSK, with its financial clout, it would be easy toimagine that all its training programmes would be tailor-made and oftendelivered and assessed in-house. However, the team leader training undertaken by the Maidenhead staff formspart of a package of accredited, nationally and internationally recognisedqualifications now being offered by Nebs Management, the awarding body forgeneral and specialist management qualifications. So what motivates a multi-million pound organisation to look outside its owntraining department for such qualifications for its workforce? Independent recognition “It all revolves around the need to have something that’s recognised byan independent body,” explains Asif Khan, the training officer at GSK Maidenheadwho has overseen the introduction of the team leader courses. “We are simply not interested in our people gaining certificates merelyfor attending a course. This way they get a real qualification, that requiresassessment and provides them with transferable skills. The recognition andindependence of the qualification gives value to the training.” One major attraction of the Team Leader Award for GSK was the way in whichits curriculum and assessment methods dovetailed with the organisation’s ownbusiness goals and development strategy. In 1994, a budget of £45m was approvedto transform the Maidenhead site into an “innovative centre ofexcellence”. At the same time, a strategy to reduce costs by £1m by the end of 2001 wasalso set, with operational effectiveness being key to this strategy, mainlyfocusing on manning levels across the production processes. Each business centre at the site was assigned its own target. For example,the packing and filling centre, from which the majority of the team leadertrainees were drawn, was given a cost reduction target of £500,000 by the endof 2001. Today the Maidenhead site is a state-of-the-art production facility,providing the European markets with well-known oral healthcare products bearingthe Aquafresh, Macleans and Cordosyl trademarks. Production speed has almostdoubled, to achieve a production capacity now exceeding 500 million units ayear. According to site director Ole Rassmussen, “This success has only beenachieved through developing our people and processes in line with our sitevision and core values.” Khan adds, “Qualification-based training fits very nicely into ourpeople development plans and business focus. The Nebs programme is unique. Itassesses knowledge as it is taught, but it also requires participants toundertake workplace assignments. In this way, training can be used to helpknock off business objectives.” Business Objectives Achieving business objectives has been a particular success point of theteam leader training at GSK. For the first time ever, a training programme hasdelivered over 10 times its original investment – £500,000 per year on anoutlay of £50,000. In addition to monetary savings, the enhanced team leaders – a newlyintroduced title at GSK for those employees identified as having high potentialand capability – have taken on a number of responsibilities that previouslyfell to their first line managers. ETLs now conduct appraisals, which are linked to pay increases and personaldevelopment plans, oversee the team’s performance management and development,and are charged with the continuous improvement of their product lines. The team leader development programme and the creation of the ETL role hasfilled the huge gap which once existed between technician and team leader rolesand the next step up to first-line manager. Feedback Another tangible benefit of the training has been the feedback assessmentreport from the company’s successful bid to gain Investors in Peoplerecognition (awarded in May this year). The report highlights the ETLs’understanding of the business direction and the impact they are having onachieving business goals. Qaiser Ali was one of the ETLs to have undertaken the training. “Ithought the training would be a different experience and would help me in thefuture,” he recalls. “I was very nervous about doing the formal presentation and relievedwhen it was over, but when I saw the video of it, I realised I hadn’t donebadly. The training has made a lot of difference to my work. I communicate muchbetter now and I would love to go on and get more qualifications.” For newly-promoted ETL and technician Mark Nicholls, the team leader awardhas spurred him to raise his career expectations. “When I first came here two years ago, I was a technician with littleinput into the operation, but I am much more involved now, my job is moreinteresting as a result and I am looking forward to progressing up the ladderhere,” says Nicholls, who is in line for promotion to a first-line managerposition as a result of the progress he has made since completing the teamleader training. “I feel GSK has put its faith in me,” he says. The qualifications have been incorporated into GSK’s internal Leadership DevelopmentProgramme and Enhanced Team Leader Programme. The contribution the training hasmade to business performance at the Maidenhead site has not gone unnoticed inother parts of the GlaxoSmithKline empire. Another major site, the pharmaceutical manufacturing plant at GSK Worthing,has decided to adopt the Maidenhead example into its production processes. “From the employees’ point of view, they are getting a qualificationthat has more currency, and hopefully it is recognised as an entry point to otherqualifications,” says Sally Messenger, chief executive of NEBS Management,explaining the popularity of the accredited team leader qualifications. “Employers are increasingly interested in providing something that is anational standard, which can help with such initiatives as IiP and qualityassurance programmes,” she says. Although many large organisations prefer to have training programmestailor-made to suit their processes and employment structure, such programmeshave the drawback of being little recognised beyond their own internal systems.Preparation Other advantages of delivering accredited training to employees is that muchof the time, effort and expense of putting together a training programme hasalready been done by someone else. “It’s like outsourcing really,” says Messenger. “We designthe qualification and that saves the employer time and money. But there arestill opportunities to tailor the qualifications. They are very work-relatedand there is ample opportunity to apply the learning to their particularcontext. “We anticipate a very wide audience for these qualifications. There areso many people with the words ‘team leader’ in their title for whom thistraining would be appropriate. “Then there is the adult basic skills timebomb ticking away. Few havethe training required for today’s essential business skills, such as giving apresentation,” says Messenger. How the awards scheme worksIntroductory Team Leader AwardA short, flexible starter programme for all team workers, especiallythose with leadership or co-ordinating responsibilities. The programme is basedaround:– A short induction– One core module (of three hours’ duration)– Five further three-hour modules selected from the rangeavailable in the full Team Leader Award, to meet the need to develop teamleading/co-ordinating skills– Assessment includes a short-answer questionnaire and a briefpresentationTeam Leader AwardA comprehensive 60-hour programme for all team leaders.Designed using a number of short learning modules, covering:– Induction– Four core modules of three hours each, plus 15 furtherthree-hour modules selected from a wide range of topics– Emphasis is on developing a sound knowledge base with the ability to applyit in the workplace to produce significant performance improvements, as well asdeveloping personal effectiveness– Assessment includes a short-answer questionnaire and a teambriefingLevel 2 S/NVQ in Team LeadingA competence-based programme for team leaders and co-ordinatorswho are primarily concerned with motivating their team members and achievingagreed outputs, with some limited authority for deploying resources. The programme is based on:– Four mandatory units designed to develop the core competencesneeded by today’s team leaders– Two optional units– Assessment includes evidence (by portfolio and in theworkplace) demonstrating that the participant meets the requirements of thestandards at Level 2. Participants each have a personal adviser to assist withpreparation for assessment Take me to your leadersOn 1 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

I got my job… thanks to Personnel Today

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article I got my job… thanks to Personnel TodayOn 6 Jan 2004 in Personnel Today Anna Keach landed her top job at travel firm Carlson Wagonlit after seeingan advertisement in Personnel Today, and hasn’t looked back since. She was looking for a generalist HR job, but was determined that anypotential role would be backed by a company that valued HR as part of themainstream business. “I was first attracted to the role by an indication within the advertthat HR had an integral part in the success of business,” she explains. Keach was impressed by the company’s bold advertising strategy and decidedto respond to the ad, which was designed by agency Ward Diamond. “I thought the advert was unique in both the caption and the picture. Ifelt it was quite controversial and indicated a business that was willing to goagainst the norm,” she says. Her main responsibilities involve handling issues relating to TUPE, redund-ancies,counselling and disciplinary cases. She is also heavily involved in policy development, induction, interviewing,compensation and benefits, training, and some ad hoc project work. Keach joined the group from the Legal Services Commission, where she workedfor four years. However, she says her new role is much more business focused. “My new role is more ‘hands on’ rather than consultative, and thisallows you to ensure real HR issues are addressed. The job involves travellingaround the country and meeting the employees face-to-face. “I hope the move enables me to develop my generalist HR knowledgethrough this hands-on approach to supporting the business. I want to show thatI can provide expert, yet practical, service to the business,” she adds. Keach was interviewed for the position by several senior HR staff –including the HR director for Northern Europe. She has this tip for success: “Be clear about why you want thisspecific role and why you will be an asset to the business. This encouragesconfidence and enthusiasm during the interview.” last_img read more

UE Archaeology Alumni Study at University of Cambridge in the UK

first_imgU E Two UE archaeology alumni, Kevin Kay (class of 2013) and Maggie Sullivan (class of 2019) are working toward advanced degrees at the University of Cambridge in England.“Everyone in the Department of Archaeology and Art History is immensely proud of Kevin and Maggie,” said Alan Kaiser, PhD, chair of the Department of Archaeology and Art History. “While they were at UE, both proved themselves to be outstanding students. Kevin pursued his interest in archaeological theory in class projects and papers, raising questions and offering ideas that made even us professors stop and think. Maggie took advantage her time both with the Jezreel Expedition and at Harlaxton to explore and travel in order to gain first-hand knowledge about the Black Death. Each got the most out of the opportunities UE has to offer.”Kay earned a BA in archaeology and classical studies and a minor in literature at UE in 2013 and an MPhil in archaeological research at the University of Cambridge in 2014. After a stint in CRM and potato delivery in the US, he was admitted into the PhD program at the University of Cambridge and will submit his doctoral thesis in early 2020. Kevin’s research focuses on the role of houses and intimate communities in politics in the Neolithic, especially at the site of Çatalhöyük in Turkey, where he has excavated since 2014.Sullivan earned her BA in archaeology and gender and women’s studies from UE in 2019 and is currently studying for her MPhil in medieval archaeology at the University of Cambridge. Her research interests include everything archaeological about the Black Death, the foundation of military orders during the Crusades, and questions of identity in medieval and Renaissance Italy. Maggie spent one season at UE’s Jezreel Expedition in Israel and surveyed multiple sites around and on Lough Key in Co. Roscommon, Ireland.The UE Department of Archaeology and Art History is one of the few stand-alone archaeology departments in the nation, and one of only a few to offer a BA in archaeology. Students in the department have countless hands-on opportunities to learn excavation and lab techniques, including at the only ongoing on-campus excavation in the nation called Tin City.“Having one student admitted to a graduate program at University of Cambridge is something for an undergraduate university to celebrate,” said Kaiser. “Having two students studying there at the same time both from just one department within a university is quite exceptional. UE has one of the top archaeology programs in the nation, attracting students from around the country and even the world. The program provides them with both the practical and theoretical grounding they need to succeed in the field while simultaneously nurturing each student’s own specific passions. As Maggie and Kevin prove, UE archaeology majors can do anything!FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more