Cilandak Stackhouse / Atelier Riri

first_img Riri Yakub, Harindra Mahutama Architects: Atelier Riri Area Area of this architecture project Projects Manufacturers: Grohe, Byo, Granito Cilandak Stackhouse / Atelier Riri CopyHouses•Cilandak, Indonesia Collaborators:Kreame PropertyContractor:Keen ContractorCity:CilandakCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© William SutantoRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. Stackhouse.When function follows form.Sometimes changing the form can be done before planning the space, because each space is usually created over form and activities therein.  Space is created because of the form; in order for all the residential activities are covered. Indeed, it is because we live in space, not due to form. It all started from searching for formation character based on mass composition, until the building identity is generated eventually. Space flow accommodates activities flow that gives various surprises. The space definition is freed to the owners so they can adapt to their house.Save this picture!© William SutantoSave this picture!Plan type B 001 – Third floor planSave this picture!© William SutantoIn one compound environment, there are four houses built. There is a compound environment existing in South Jakarta that has four beautifully composed mass formation which creates a contemporary living space.Save this picture!© William SutantoSave this picture!Section A-6Save this picture!© William SutantoIt is called Stackhouse. It is clear that the result of this composition is stacked mass. Each mass is given a different identity; so that every visual corner has many different stories, so that every atmosphere has different expressions. The mass identity is stressed by materials represent its function and beauty.Save this picture!© William SutantoIn order for this house to have a contemporary identity, we consider synthetic rattan as one of the decorative elements that accommodate the functionality as well as the aesthetics.We look for a personalized weaving method as second layer to insert the natural air and also to reduce the sun heat at once. We choose rattan character and we make it as binder of the story that merges function and form together.Save this picture!© William SutantoNowadays, modern society of Jakarta needs a more practical, efficient and fast-paced lifestyle. It is currently presented a new thing. It is a new experience that will become marker of the current era. It is the marker of habitation culture that provides a good quality of life in the future. A so-called happy family life. Be a part of Stackhouse. Then you will become a part of the new era.Save this picture!© William SutantoProject gallerySee allShow lessIce Sports Center of the 13th China National Winter Games / Architectural Design and…Selected ProjectsVictims of Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall / Architectural Design & Research Institut…Selected Projects Share “COPY” ArchDaily Save this picture!© William Sutanto+ 70 Share Year:  Indonesia “COPY” Lead Architects: Area:  1123 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  William Sutanto Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Cilandak Stackhouse / Atelier RiriSave this projectSaveCilandak Stackhouse / Atelier Riri 2016 CopyAbout this officeAtelier RiriOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCilandakIndonesiaPublished on September 20, 2017Cite: “Cilandak Stackhouse / Atelier Riri” 19 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?堆叠住宅:藤条编织未来起居模式 Cilandak Stackhouse / Atelier Riri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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houseslast_img read more

Mamurbaba House / Orkun Nayki Architecture

first_imgMamurbaba House / Orkun Nayki ArchitectureSave this projectSaveMamurbaba House / Orkun Nayki Architecture Projects Turkey Photographs Products used in this ProjectHeatingFocusFireplaces – BathyscafocusArchitect In Charge:Orkun NaykiDesign Team:Orkun Nayki ArchitectureClient:Orkun NaykiEngineering:Timuçin BakıcıElectrical Engineering:Kibele EngineerinMechanical Engineering:Alfa EngineeringLandscape:Orkun Nayki ArchitectureCity:İzmirCountry:TurkeyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© İbrahim ÖzbunarText description provided by the architects. Mamurbaba House is a family house designed on a 817 m2 parcel. It was designed with the living standards of a family as our focus. Considering the dynamics of the region in the project design, the functionality, simplicity and sustainability of the structure were prioritized. A minimal, simple and transparent style is adopted in the design without compromising the modern line. In this direction, the content, naturalness and compatibility of the spaces, orientations and materials used are provided. It is completely compatible with nature, sustainable and timeless.Save this picture!© İbrahim ÖzbunarSave this picture!Elevations 02Save this picture!© İbrahim ÖzbunarThe structure is shaped massively around 2 axes. This fragmentation separates the living and sleeping areas of the dwelling. In the design of the building, it is aimed to strengthen the effect of natural light by keeping the glass surface openings at a maximum. This encourages as much natural light as possible.The living room, dining area and kitchen have been converted into a single use area and considered as the focal point of the building.Save this picture!© İbrahim ÖzbunarSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© İbrahim ÖzbunarThe facade and roof coating are made with anodized aluminum and transparent surfaces, providing a smooth transition. Glass openings ensure the integrity of both the interior and exterior effects. This is also combined with an aluminum design to provide an unlimited spatial experience by offering different views through indoor and outdoor transition.Save this picture!© İbrahim ÖzbunarProject gallerySee allShow lessAERIEDESIGN Office / AERIEDESIGNSelected ProjectsRenovation of House Huayangli / JWJZ ARCHITECTURESelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2019 “COPY” “COPY” Manufacturers: Focus, Geberit, Hansgrohe, Lumion, Aco, Berker, Dekton, Egoluce, Foscarini, Gaggenau, Jotun, Laufen, Weber, 3ds max, Archicad, Ayous, Eloksal Aluminum, Hueppe, Kanuf, Klebth, +9Kueco, Platex, Rainbird, Schuco, Schulter, Seaspray, Terrazzo İnpa, Velux, Vray-9 Products translation missing: Photographs:  İbrahim Özbunar Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Mamurbaba House / Orkun Nayki Architecture Area:  248 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•İzmir, Turkey ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeOrkun Nayki ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIzmirOn FacebookİzmirTurkeyPublished on March 25, 2020Cite: “Mamurbaba House / Orkun Nayki Architecture” 24 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© İbrahim Özbunar+ 40Curated by Hana Abdel Share Architects: Orkun Nayki Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houseslast_img read more

California rapper released from prison 26 years after lyrics used to convict him

first_imgAnerae BrownAnerae Brown, a 44-year-old rapper from Sacramento, Calif., was finally granted parole in September after 26 years behind bars. Brown is better known by his stage name, X-Raided. In 1992, at the age of 17, Brown and four other defendants were convicted for a gang-related shooting that left one woman dead.In the early 1990s, at the dawn of Pete Wilson’s governorship, Sacramento, the capital of the state of California, was the home of a burgeoning gang epidemic. There was arguably nowhere with more gang activity than the South Sacramento neighborhood of Meadowview, where the local Crips and Bloods gangs battled each other.It was during this moment that draconian “tough on crime” measures became common. Gang enhancements, mandatory sentencing and even municipal dress codes regulated gang participation. Brown was prosecuted amidst this political culture.Charged as an accomplice to murder, Brown was tried as an adult, allowed to testify in court. His lyrics were used as state’s evidence, despite being recorded likely a year before the deadly encounter. Sacramento County prosecutor Pete Harned presented a passage from the track “Still Shooting” on Brown’s inaugural album, “Psychoactive,” as a forecasting of the March 1992 killing. The judge and jury accepted Harned’s argument, and Brown received a 31-years-to-life sentence. Harned eventually vacated his position as a prosecutor in disgrace amidst a child pornography indictment, but he still practices law in Northern California.While shocking, Brown’s case is not unique. It is emblematic of the many Black underground and independent rappers that became casualties of the “war on crime.” Since the early 1990s, California has led the trend in what professor of criminology Charis Kubrin of the University of California at Irvine has labeled “rap trials.” Also in 1992, the late Vallejo, Calif., rapper Andre “Mac Dre” Hicks was convicted and sentenced to five years in federal prison on conspiracy to commit robbery, in a case where his lyrics were used against him.In 1998, Shawn “C-Bo” Thomas, another Sacramento rapper and childhood friend of Brown’s, had his parole revoked for his music. In the song “Deadly Game,” Thomas focused on the opportunistic actions of Gov. Pete Wilson, the Sacramento district attorney and his parole officer as he condemned the recently passed “Three Strikes and You’re Out” legislation. This law imposed mandatory life sentences on individuals after they receive three convictions for certain crimes.Kubrin argues that the root of these rap trials is the codification of old and persistent racial stereotypes about Black male deviancy. When presented with cultural products that support their ingrained biases, judges accept the lyrics as evidence and juries use the lyrics to convict. As Kubrin has shown, when lyrics are submitted as evidence of white crime, they are deemed unbelievable.Recently, in San Diego, local rapper Brandon “Tiny Doo” Duncan faced life in prison for his rap songs. Yet, unlike the other cases, it was admitted, even by the prosecutors, that Duncan was not present at the time of the crime. Nevertheless, Duncan was charged with benefiting from the admission of the crime by way of his fame and record sales, in a landmark case that involved 32 other defendants. Thanks to their persistent assertion of their innocence and the support of family, friends and other community members, the charges against Duncan were overturned.Rappers have used their own recordings to defy mass incarceration. Brown recorded more than a dozen albums while imprisoned, and told the Los Angeles Times in 2002 that “the music takes me over these walls.” He used his songs to maintain his innocence, attack the inhumanity of mass incarceration and advance his developing political worldview.Brown is not a politician and his works maintain many contradictions. Still, on his Instagram page, Brown has expressed joy at his early release and commitment to bettering his community. Brown has immediately begun working in the studio, but has also displayed his struggles with shifting to small responsibilities he had not prioritized as a teenager, such as washing his own clothes.Though Brown is no activist, his persistence and cultural work undoubtedly played a role in advancing the current movement against mass incarceration. We should all remember that during a time in which liberals and Democratic Party officials both supported mandatory sentencing, rappers like Brown had already begun to sound the alarm.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Plaintiffs Announce Proposed $2 Billion Class Settlement in Monsanto Roundup™ Injury Litigation

first_img Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Free Legal Services Program: Provides settlement class members with free legal advice, including assistance with filing a claim and understanding all of their rights and options. This is available to all class members after final approval of the Settlement by the Court; Local NewsBusiness Plaintiffs Announce Proposed $2 Billion Class Settlement in Monsanto Roundup™ Injury Litigation Facebook SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Proposed class counsel Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, Audet & Partners, LLP, The Dugan Law Firm, LLC, Fegan Scott, LLC, and lawyer Samuel Issacharoff, announced today a proposed $2 billion class settlement providing for compensation, notice, outreach, diagnostic assistance for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), NHL scientific and medical research, and free legal services for a class of all those previously exposed to Monsanto’s Roundup™ in the United States who have not already filed individual tort suits against Monsanto or retained counsel to do so. The proposed class settlement’s comprehensive notice program is critical to reaching many of the class members who do not speak English as a first language. The proposed class settlement provides that Monsanto will seek permission from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to add a reference link on its Roundup™ product labels to public scientific information about Roundup™ and NHL. The class includes those who have been diagnosed with NHL and had exposures to Roundup™ prior to being diagnosed with NHL. The Settlement also includes benefits to those who have been exposed to Roundup™ and do not have a current NHL diagnosis, but may develop NHL in the future. Under the proposed settlement, class members have the options of registering for benefits and filing a claim for a monetary award, or filing an application to participate in the diagnostic program; filing an exclusion or objection; attending a hearing; or taking no action. “Today’s settlement provides a legal remedy for those who have been exposed to Roundup™ and lack the ability to hire a lawyer or access to the basic diagnostic services necessary to know if they have NHL,” said Elizabeth Cabraser, partner at Lieff Cabraser and lead counsel for the potential claimants. “Many of those exposed to Roundup™, especially agricultural workers whose first language may not be English, may be unaware of the issues surrounding Monsanto’s Roundup™. Equity demands similar opportunities for this group of people as it does for the thousands of claimants who have retained counsel and achieved meaningful settlement offers. We are proud to have achieved such a comprehensive settlement for our clients and the thousands of others who will benefit.” Benefits to class members over a four-year period include:Compensation: Up to $200,000 for those with exposure to Roundup™ and diagnosed with NHL. The next of kin of deceased with exposure to Roundup™ who qualify for benefits may apply for a payment. A $50 million fund will also be established to provide for payments above $200,000 in extraordinary circumstances; Twitter Previous articleUnited States Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Market and Competitive Landscape Report 2021-2026 – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleRights groups call for boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Games Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Medical Evaluations: Class members who have not been diagnosed with NHL may be eligible for NHL evaluations at no cost. Areas where quality healthcare is not readily available will be prioritized to expand access to NHL diagnostic evaluation for the most at-risk and underserved populations. If the evaluation results in an NHL diagnosis, the Class Member may also make a claim for a monetary award; By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 TAGS  Product Labeling: Monsanto will request permission from the EPA to add a reference link on Roundup™ product labels to certain scientific information about Roundup™ and NHL; WhatsApp Research: The research funding program will fund medical and scientific research into diagnosis and treatment of NHL; Comprehensive Notice Program: Class members are diverse and widespread, including large groups of individuals who may be itinerant, lack exposure to traditional media, or do not speak English as a first language. The comprehensive notice program was designed following extensive research and information-gathering to understand class members’ geographic concentration, as well as the communication channels by which they receive and share information. This research included a survey, interviews, and extensive analysis of U.S. government data. The resulting program is multifaceted, utilizing several communications channels and languages to reach class members. The Settlement anticipates, after the four-year period, that the parties may negotiate an extension of its terms and compensatory benefits, depending upon the success of the program and the state of the science. “This settlement provides agriculture workers access to critical information regarding their risks, access to diagnostic testing, and the support of trusted providers of care that are best equipped to ensure that farmworkers take an active role in this process, and realize the full benefits of the settlement,” said Sylvia Partida, CEO of the National Center for Farmworker Health. “For 15 years I sprayed 500 to 1,000 gallons of Roundup™ on farmland wearing only gloves because there was never any warning to wear additional protective gear,” said plaintiff Aaron Sheller, a partial owner of Sheller Farms, LLC in Indiana. “Although I have thankfully not been diagnosed with NHL, I am at a higher risk for future development. It is comforting to know this settlement will provide protections for me and many others in my situation.” Unlike the settlement submitted to the Court in 2020 and withdrawn after the Court raised questions last July, this Settlement is a conventional mass tort class settlement. It is being proposed to the Court as a compromise between potential claimants and defendants and it follows the large-scale earlier private settlements of previously filed claims. The Settlement includes an Advisory Science Panel, whose findings will not be binding, but can be used as non-exclusive evidence in cases of settlement class members who do not receive monetary awards under the Settlement and may later enter the tort system. In addition to its potential evidentiary function, the findings of the Advisory Science Panel can also be used to inform the parties’ negotiation of settlement figures for the extension period of the Settlement. The class agreement is subject to Court approval and the filing of a motion for preliminary approval today begins this review process by the Court. The class action was filed on April 24, 2019 in the Northern District of California. Read the settlement documents here:—Plan—Documents.pdf View source version on CONTACT: Kaye Verville The Levinson Group lc—[email protected] 202-244-1785 KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HISPANIC LEGAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONSUMER SOURCE: Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 12:12 PM/DISC: 02/03/2021 12:12 PM Facebooklast_img read more

Occupational health research round-up: July 2018

first_imgRelated posts: No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Night work is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease Richard Sowersby/REX/Shutterstock. Cardiovascular disease and night workNight work is associated with an increase in carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) amongst men, providing researchers with a new method for assessing the well-established pathway between exposure to night work and the development of cardiovascular disease, according to this Brazilian study. An increase in CIMT can be an indication of subclinical carotid atherosclerosis, a chronic and progressive disease that causes substantial cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.Silva-Costa A, et al. “Time of exposure to night work and carotid atherosclerosis: a structural equation modelling approach using baseline data from ELSA-Brasil”. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, published online 2 April 2018Physical activity at work increases early mortality riskMen performing jobs requiring high levels of physical activity have an 18% increased risk of early mortality compared with those in jobs requiring low levels of physical activity, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of 17 studies. The association persisted even after the researchers adjusted for factors including leisure time physical activity. No such association was observed among women workers.Coenen P et al. “Do highly physically active workers die early? A systematic review with meta-analysis of data from 193,696 participants”. British Journal of Sports Medicine, published online 14 May 2018Disrupted circadian rhythm and major depressive disordersDisruptions to circadian rhythm are associated with an increased risk to mental health and wellbeing over a lifetime, according to this study using accelerometer data. The data was collected from 91,105 participants between 2013 and 2015, using a wrist-worn accelerometer which measured the extent to which circadian rhythmicity of rest-activity cycles was disrupted. A reduction in circadian rhythm was associated with an increased risk of developing any lifetime major depressive disorder, lifetime bipolar disorder, greater mood instability and loneliness. It was also linked to lower health satisfaction and slower reaction times.Wyse CA et al. “Association of disrupted circadian rhythmicity with mood disorders, subjective wellbeing, and cognitive function: a cross-sectional study of 91,105 participants from the UK Biobank”. The Lancet Psychiatry, published online 15 May 2018Gender discrimination at work affects women’s mental healthFeeling discriminated at work on the basis of your gender negatively affects women’s, but not men’s, self-reported mental health, according to this analysis of US social survey data. A perception of sexual harassment amongst women is also associated with poor physical health. Multiple forms of mistreatment at work, for example, racism, ageism and sexism, are associated with worse self-reported mental health by both men and women, the research suggests.Harnois C E and Bastos, J L. “Discrimination, harassment and gendered health inequalities: do perceptions of workplace mistreatment contribute to the gender gap in self-reported health?”. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, published online 21 April 2018Leisure time with colleagues is good for youSpending leisure time with colleagues as friends is good for wellbeing and life satisfaction, according to this study of 136 university employees. The health effect of socialising with “befriended colleagues” is particularly strong in the case of employees who have relatively few friends at work, leading the authors to conclude that “leisure time spent with colleagues could be understood as a resource”.Endrejat P C et al. “Let’s go for a drink after work! The relation between leisure time spent with colleagues and employees’ life satisfaction”. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, published online 13 April 2018Radiographers and work-related illnessRadiographers have a higher incidence of work-related illness than all other occupations, according to this analysis of occupational health cases reported by doctors to a UK surveillance network, THOR, between 1989 and 2015. Skin conditions were the most frequently occurring type of illness followed by musculoskeletal disorders. The authors find that the number of cases of work-related illness increased over the studied period, but that this is likely to be due to the increase in the number of radiographers, “although there was no evidence that work-related illnesses within radiographers are declining.”Hulls P M et al. “Work-related ill health in radiographers”. Occupational Medicine, published online 17 May 2018Occupational carcinogens on the riseThe number of known occupational carcinogens has increased from 28 in 2004 to 47 in 2017, according to an analysis of data submitted to the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The authors conclude that these figures are “conservative” and likely underestimate the number of carcinogenic agents present in workplaces. Exposure to the agents identified causes a wide range of cancers, with those affecting the lungs, other respiratory sites, and the skin, accounting for the largest proportion. The dominant routes of exposure are inhalation and dermal contact. The researchers add that most workplace exposures have not been evaluated for their cancer-causing potential due to “inadequate epidemiological evidence and a paucity of quantitative exposure data”.Loomis D et al. “Identifying occupational carcinogens: an update from the IARC Monographs”. Occupational & Environmental Medicine published online 16 May 2018Supervisor support for employees with chronic headachesHigher quantitative and emotional demands at work contribute to greater levels of emotional exhaustion amongst employees with chronic headaches. However, the support of supervisors helps mitigate the impact of work on the mental health of those with chronic headaches, this Dutch research suggests.Van der Doef M P and Schelvis R M C. “Relations between psychosocial job characteristics and work ability in employees with chronic headaches”. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation published online 10 April 2018 Office workers suffer from uninterrupted sitting at workProlonged sitting at work increases discomfort, which is eased in the short-term by a bout of standing or pedalling a static “bike”, according to this study of middle-aged sedentary office workers. The workers were randomised into three condition-based groups: sitting uninterrupted for four hours, sitting for four hours but interrupted with 10 minutes of standing per hour, and sitting but interrupted with 10 minutes of pedalling per hour. Discomfort was lower in both the standing and pedalling groups compared with those who sat uninterrupted for four hours; short-lived improvements in alertness were also observed immediately following the standing/pedalling bursts of activity.Benzo R M et al. “Acute effects of interrupting sitting on discomfort and alertness of office workers”. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, published online 30 March 2018  Previous Article Next Article Occupational health education facing a challenging future post pandemicThere were serious concerns about the future of occupational health training even before the pandemic threw our education system up… Two-thirds of outdoor workers say firms don’t offer skin cancer protection helpAlmost two-thirds of outdoor workers say their employer does not do enough to help protect them against non-melanoma skin cancer… Occupational health research round-up: July 2018By Sarah Silcox on 6 Jul 2018 in Cancer, Research, Occupational Health, Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Landlords seek up to 5% rent hike on stabilized apartments

first_img(iStock/Illustration by Alexis Manrodt for The Real Deal)A landlord can dream, right?After a year of rent freezes, owners are calling for an increase of up to 5 percent on rent-stabilized apartments across the city.Landlords testified at the Rent Guidelines Board’s Thursday meeting that the hike was needed after years of minuscule increases that have not kept up with inflation, utility costs and property taxes.The Rent Stabilization Association, which represents 25,000 landlords, requested an increase of between 2 and 4 percent on one-year leases and 3 to 5 percent on two-year leases.“A rent-guideline increase of no less than 2 percent would help reverse a seven-year trend in which the RGB’s past rent adjustments – including last year’s and two previous rent freezes – have deliberately ignored the board’s own research data that pointed to necessary rent increases,” Vito Signorile, RSA Vice President of Communications, said in a statement.ADVERTISEMENTThe Real Estate Board of New York meanwhile recommended a minimum increase of 3.9 percent on one-year leases.After last year’s rent freeze, the continuing pandemic and eviction moratoriums, any increase would be something of a victory for landlords. The freeze was the third during Mayor Bill de Blasio’s term.Read moreCity board freezes rents for stabilized apartmentsNotorious RGB? Rent panel under microscope during pandemicRent-stabilized housing income fell for the first time in 15 years: report Tags Message* Affordable HousingBill de BlasioMayor Bill de BlasioREBNYRent Guidelines BoardRent stabilizationrent stabilization associationResidential Real Estate Email Address* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Chinatown landlord Justin Fong testified that his family’s 100-year-old property has drained him of “everything and then some” since the onset of the pandemic. Fong said all his personal earnings as an electrician and day laborer are plowed back into his money-losing property.Costs of electricity, water, natural gas and heating oil have risen for landlords since the pandemic led more people to stay home.Lincoln Eccles, who owns a rent-stabilized building in Crown Heights, said electricity and water bills eat up 60 percent of his gross revenue. He estimates it will cost $70,000 to replace a recently broken boiler; about $30 sits in the building’s bank account, Eccles said.The landlords said they are increasingly vulnerable to opportunistic buyers who intend to sit on the property, gut-renovate, and then hike rents to market-rate. Such a renovation is one of the few ways to get a building out of rent stabilization.“The time for putting a Band-Aid on the housing crisis is over,” said Chris Athineos, a Bay Ridge landlord with 150 tenants. Preserving affordable housing means preserving old buildings, and that is not cheap, said Athineos, who said he was “begging” the city for a reasonable rent increase.Contact Orion Jones Full Name* Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Division Chief of Child Development

first_img1. TeachingFaculty member will have teaching responsibilities. Faculty memberwill provide teaching and mentorship to students, residents, andother trainees when applicable.2. ResearchFaculty member will have working knowledge in research methods andbe able to participate in clinical, translational, and outcomesresearch.3. ServiceFaculty member will serve on departmental or School of Medicinelevel committees when appropriate, and engage in professionalactivities through journal review, conference presentations,etc.4. ClinicalFaculty member will serve as a developmental physician for theDepartment of Pediatrics in the Division of Child Development insupport of the clinical mission of CHoR at VCU .5. Other (i.e., administrative duties, etc.)Faculty member will take on administrative duties associated withthis role. Position NumberF65050 Open Until FilledYes Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty RankOpen • Previous experience in an academic medical center• Previous program/divisional leadership experience• National / international recognition Number of Months12 • Board certified in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics orNeurodevelopmental Disabilities• Experience with clinical care of patients birth to 21 years ofage• Experience in interdisciplinary team work environments• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as afaculty member at VCU .• A well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence ofmulti-disciplinary applications and external funding appropriate tocomplement and expand existing expertise in the department• Demonstrated excellent teaching skills Tenure StatusTenure Eligible Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Application Deadline Date DepartmentPediatrics Proposed Hire Date07/01/2020 Mission or Goal of Unit Required Qualifications Position Responsibilities Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOther DocumentReference Letter – 1Reference Letter – 2Reference Letter – 3center_img Application Process/Additional Information Grant funded position?No Children’s Hospital of Richmond of the Virginia CommonwealthUniversity has committed itself to transforming the Division ofDevelopmental Pediatrics into a model academic unit devoted toexcellence in clinical care, teaching, and clinical, translational,and basic research in Central Virginia. We are seeking a full-timedevelopmental pediatrician (tenure-eligible) to serve as DivisionChief. Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal Date Posted11/27/2019 Preferred Qualifications School/UnitSchool of Medicine Diversity Statement Information Working TitleDivision Chief of Child Development Posting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go to Type of SearchNational Interested candidates should apply online at and provide an up-to-date curriculum vitae(CV). This position will serve as Chief of Developmental Pediatrics forthe Division of Child Development. The Chief of DevelopmentalPediatrics will support outpatient services at the ChildDevelopment Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Richmond, whichprovides comprehensive patient assessments through medical,psychological, social work and educational testing. The physicianwill diagnose and recommend care planning, referrals, follow-upcare coordination and intervention for the division’spatients. Posted Salary Quick Link read more

Mrs Morton’s marmalade and currant cake

first_imgThe original recipe comes from a notebook kept by the Morton family who ran a bakery in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, between 1890 and 1912.This recipe, entitled “4d cakes”, indicates how much each 1lb cakes should be sold for; the modern equivalent would be around £1.30.Makes 10 x 450g/1lb cakesMargarine or lard – 450g/1lbSugar – 900g/2lbSelf-raising flour – 1.3kg/3lbCurrants – 1.12kg/2½lbMarmalade – 225g/½lbMilk – 520ml/2 pintsMethodCream the margarine and the sugar.Add the other ingredients and stir.Pour into 800ml/1½-pint loaf tins and sprinkle the top with sugar.Bake at 170ºC for 50 minutes.last_img

Organic growth

first_imgLocated in the heart of the Cotswold hills in the picturesque village of Shipton-under-Wychwood, specialist independent flour miller FWP Matthews has been putting its money where its mouth is.The company is owned and run by Paul and Graham Matthews, great great grandsons of the founder Frederick William Powell Matthews, who commissioned the building of the mill, which was completed in 1912. However, the history of the company dates back as far as the 1860s, when Marmaduke Matthews started a small business selling seeds from his barn in Fifield, Oxfordshire.The company now supplies organic, speciality and conventional flours, as well as distributing a wide range of French flours from Moul-Bie. It sources as much wheat from local suppliers as possible and local farmers still personally deliver their wheat to the mill, which currently employs around 38 people.Despite having its feet firmly rooted in the grains of tradition, FWP has recently made a considerable investment in its mill, namely with the building of the new warehouse – The Wychwood Building – which was officially opened in February this year by HRH Princess Royal. Among the family members at the opening were the architects and builders who completed the project, as well as representatives from various local community groups, such as the local football team, the Brownies and the local theatre group, to which FWP contributes money.Alongside the new warehouse, the company is also installing an on-site test bakery, as well as a new blending plant and £50,000 palletiser, at a total cost of around £1.2m. “We had outgrown our existing warehouse to the extent that we had a bit of warehousing we rented about a mile away,” explains joint managing director Paul Matthews, who says a lack of office space had also resulted in the need for a portacabin to house three members of staff. “It took around two years to get planning permission, but we started building in January 2008 and completed in October/November.”The new building provides the firm with a flour warehousing facility and extra office space, and has also enabled them to install the test bakery, which is due to be completed soon. “It will be great for when we have customer days or are working on specific product development for individual companies,” Matthews explains. “It will also be used for quality control, which will be useful for our organic works, as well as our conventional and French works.”The test bakery will also be used to bake test various wheat blends, for product development with customers at their request, principally with Moul-Bie, and for introducing customers to the French products as well as our own, he says. “The flour will come through to the new blending plant and then we can bake-test it. When we have customer or company days, we can then bake-off various products at their request and they’ll be able to do a tasting panel if they like.”FWP Matthews is capable of producing around 600 tonnes of flour a week, but it is one of the smaller mills in the country – the larger being the likes of Rank Hovis, ADM and Allied Mills. As it cannot compete in terms of the volume of flour it produces, how does FWP differentiate itself? “In the last eight or nine years, we’ve specialised in the more premium products, such as organic, speciality French – we do around 50-60 products for Moul-Bie – and the more premium-type flours, saying that we’ll provide standard flours for large bakeries as well,” says Matthews.In terms of trends, he says, value breads are definitely making a comeback, purely on the grounds of cost. “Some organic bread is actually cheaper than conventional branded loaves, but the problem we have is the perception of organic – namely, that it’s expensive.” Matthews believes they’ll be playing a waiting game over the next couple of months to see which way consumers decide to go. The organic trade is difficult enough as it is – and more so in the current climate, he says; production has fallen dramatically, so it is difficult to know how much wheat to buy. “You’ve got major retailers pushing prices down, so at the moment, we’re very squeezed on our organics supply,” he adds.Currency has also had an effect in terms of wheat that’s imported from outside the UK, with regard to TRQs – tariff rate quotas. The wheat only comes without a levy if it’s high enough in protein: if it’s not 15.3% protein, a E94 (£85.35) levy is slapped on it. “Buying organic wheat is extremely fraught, as we’ve had two bad summers and we’ve hardly been able to buy any UK organic wheat this season,” says Matthews.”I believe retailers are looking to promote home-grown organic products, and we’re hoping to have a good harvest this year, and that there’s going to be a lot of promotion around 100% organic UK loaves.”There is only one word for why organic wheat does so badly in the UK and that’s ’climate’ – or rather unsuitable climate. “You can grow it, but at the end of the day, to make a loaf of bread, you need a certain amount of protein and you cannot get it by artificial means. On top of all that, you need a lot of sunlight hours between the beginning of June and the middle of July,” explains Matthews. FWP has sourced organic wheat from the likes of Canada, Argentina and Eastern Europe, as well as the UK.In terms of the recession, Matthews views it as just another challenge. “Obviously we’ve invested heavily in the new facility and we’ve just put a new flour tanker on the road,” he says. “I think that, although it is tough, there will be tremendous opportunities for us. We have many advantages, not least that we are a small team – there are essentially only three or four of us that make the decisions.”Matthews believes it is being able to act on decisions quickly that has helped the success of the business. Although the family aspect of the business is important, he says that decisions have to be made for the good of the business, not the family, or that’s where things start going wrong.—-=== Then and now ===Founded by: Frederick William Powell Matthews and now run by great great grandsons Paul and Graham MatthewsHistory: Dates back to the 1860s, when Marmaduke Matthews started selling seeds from a barn in Oxfordshire. Mill completed in 1912New developments: £1.2m investment, including the building of a new warehouse, The Wychwood Building, an on-site test bakery and a £50k palletiser, completed last yearlast_img read more

More students enrol on college bakery courses

first_imgBakery colleges report that increasing numbers of students are signing up for courses this year due partly to increased publicity and a raft of bakery-related TV programmes.University College Birmingham said 80 students had been offered a place on the first-year bakery course compared to last year, when 92 students had enrolled across all three years. Taster days for schools and running the Junior Bakers Academy on Saturday mornings for 14- to 16-year-olds, had helped create interest, along with school visits and open days. Marketing manager Jane Smith said: “Around 250 young people have taken part in the Junior Bakers Academy, many of whom have then chosen to enrol on bakery courses here.”Tameside College said 30 people had already enrolled on its Level 1 bakery course and that it expected a total of 40-45 students. Lecturer Steven Salt said this was 25-30% up on last year: “It is partly due to the publicity and success we’ve had in the bakery department, which has raised our profile. Our part-time Level 1 cake decorating course is full and we’ve got about 60 people on the waiting list.”Dr John Marchant, head of the National Bakery School at London South Bank University, said it had seen an increase in interest in all its courses. “On our Foundation Degree we are taking 42 students for 2011/12, but we also have 11 students on the waiting list. The baking industry has also seen a boom in entrepreneurial spirit, and people are inspired after seeing the success achieved by those setting up their own businesses.”>>British Bakels welcomes students to Bicesterlast_img read more