The 7th Room / Snøhetta

first_img Sweden Photographs “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSnøhettaOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSwedenPublished on January 27, 2017Cite: “The 7th Room / Snøhetta” 27 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?第7间客房 / Snøhetta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 ArchDaily Manufacturers: Atelje Lyktan, Ifö Electric ABSave this picture!© Johan JanssonRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. In the tall pine forest of Northern Sweden, where the tricolored tree trunks stretch up to the soaring crowns, a new addition to the renowned Treehotel has opened. Hovering ten meters above the ground within the tree canopy, the Snøhetta-designed 7th room provides its guests with a breathtaking view of the Lapland treetops and the Lule River. With focus on the surrounding nature, the design features large windows, a netted terrace suspended above the forest floor, and a tree stretching up through the cabin. The boundaries between indoors and outdoors are blurred, making the cabin part of the forest. Save this picture!SchemaSave this picture!SchemaThe 7th room experience begins when approaching the cabin from the forest. Nearing the base of the tree, the view of the complete cabin gradually recedes as a sixth façade appears. This façade is the bottom of the cabin, where a 12 x 8-meter surface is covered with a large black and white print of trees reaching up into the sky. A staircase brings guests from the ground and up into the cabin, along with a small lift for transporting luggage.Save this picture!© Johan JanssonTwelve columns carry the cabin, reducing the load borne by the trees and its impact on the surrounding forest. This gives a feeling of height and weightlessness, as well as stability. Built as a traditional Nordic cabin, the wooden façade is clad with pine boards. The surface is burnt to create a dark and maintenance free façade. The indoor flooring is made from ash wood, while birch plywood is used for the interior walls. With complementing light, wooden furniture, the interior makes up a blonde Nordic contrast to the dark exterior.Save this picture!SectionThe 55-square meter space is designed to create a place for living. With two bedrooms, a social lounge area, bathroom, and the airy terrace, the cabin accommodates up to five guests. The varying floor heights creates an efficient and playful interior design. The space is laid out on two levels with only 30 cm difference in height. The lounge area is located on the lower floor, while the bedrooms are on the upper level with the beds embedded in the floor.Save this picture!© Johan JanssonSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Johan JanssonThe design of the 7th room aims to bring people and nature closer together, extending the cabin’s social spaces to the outside and further blending the distinction between indoor and outdoor. Entering the cabin, one arrives into the lounge area. This is thought of as a social space, and it is furnished with a central pellet stove and simple, yet characteristic furniture such as Scandia Chair by Norwegian furniture designer Hans Brattrud. A north-facing floor-to-ceiling window gives you the best chance to see the Aurora Borealis on a clear day, giving this social space the name the Northern Light lounge. A large glass door leads from the lounge area out on the netted terrace. The double-layered net spans between the two bedrooms with a pine tree peeking through in the middle. Extending the social space of the lounge, the net becomes a great opportunity for coming even closer to nature. For the brave ones, a sleeping bag is all you need to enjoy the night under the starry night sky. Guests sleeping inside can also look up at the night sky, with expansive, openable skylights in both bedrooms. The bedrooms are located on opposite sides of the cabin, facing the central tree and net, with large sliding glass doors to enter out on the net.Save this picture!© Johan JanssonWith large, generous windows in all rooms, natural light is the primary source of light in the cabin. Snøhetta has collaborated with long-established lighting company Ateljé Lyktan, designing two different custom lamps for the 7th room; a bed lamp mounted to the bedroom walls and a suspended light for the lounge area. The lamps are made from birch veneer, reflecting the light in a warm tone on the inside, while the outside is surface treated black, picking up on the contrasting characteristics of the cabin. Piano hinges make it easy to adjust the amount of light being released from the lamps. The lamps thus create a flexible solution for the large variations in daylight throughout the year in the north.Save this picture!© Johan JanssonWith its wooden characteristics and unique location in the treetops, the 7th room is a celebration of the Nordic cabin and the pine tree forest.Save this picture!© Johan JanssonProject gallerySee allShow less10 Shortlisted Designs for London Holocaust Memorial RevealedArchitecture NewsFumihiko Maki Criticizes Indian State Government After Amaravati City ContestArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804221/the-7th-room-snohetta Clipboard Houses Photographs: Johan Jansson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY”center_img The 7th Room / Snøhetta Year: Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804221/the-7th-room-snohetta Clipboard Architects: Snøhetta Year Completion year of this architecture project The 7th Room / SnøhettaSave this projectSaveThe 7th Room / SnøhettaSave this picture!© Johan Jansson+ 27 Share 2017 CopyHouses•Swedenlast_img read more

Circular Brick House with Rammed Earth Wall / AST 77 Architecten

first_imgPhotographs: Steven Massart, Maarten De Bouw, Philippe Van den Panhuyzen, Thomas Noceto Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Save this picture!© Steven Massart+ 46Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” Architects: AST 77 Architecten Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960387/circular-brick-house-with-rammed-earth-wall-ast-77-architecten Clipboard Circular Brick House with Rammed Earth Wall / AST 77 Architecten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960387/circular-brick-house-with-rammed-earth-wall-ast-77-architecten Clipboard Photographs “COPY” Housescenter_img Circular Brick House with Rammed Earth Wall / AST 77 ArchitectenSave this projectSaveCircular Brick House with Rammed Earth Wall / AST 77 Architecten Year: CopyHouses, Housing•Tienen, Belgium Manufacturers: Quooker, VANDERSANDEN, BC materials, Bealstone, Metsawood, Sapa, VerventaArchitect:Peter Van Impe, Evelien BroeckxInterior Architect:Jordi Gijzen, Marijke PeetersStability Engineer:Yuvico, UTILContractor Interior:Inter IDCity:TienenCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Steven MassartRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. Architect Peter Van Impe from AST77 designed his own home in Tienen, Belgium. For this project, he looked into the extreme forms of circularity.Save this picture!© Maarten De BouwSave this picture!Plan – 1st floorSave this picture!© Maarten De BouwThe main character in the circular concept is an impressive rammed earth wall, which is 40 centimeters thick and 15 meters high. All 5 floors are organized around this rammed earth wall, constructed according to the age-old craft of building – without binders or reinforcing irons. The wall looks robust but in essence, it’s fragile and vulnerable. If water were added it would simply revert back to mud or soil.Save this picture!© Maarten De BouwDuring a study trip to Austria, the architect discovered the work of Martin Rauch, a rammed-earth specialist, artist, and researcher. Let this exactly be the place where Peter Van Impe first found his inspiration for this concept. From then on, he began the search for local rammed-earth specialists to assist him in his own project. Together with BC studies and Het Leemniscaat, he decided to use the dug-up earth from the building site (made available through the excavation of the basement). This earth became the structural basic material of the house in combination with bricks, steel, concrete, glass, and wood.Save this picture!© Steven MassartSave this picture!© Steven MassartAll other building materials were also used from a circular perspective. The whole house was designed as an easy to unravel material bank. Construction materials were used as much as possible in their “naked” form. Wet joints were used as little as possible to ensure that subsequent dismantling does not require a destructive approach. In the end, pure materials should be recovered and reused without further downcycling.Save this picture!© Maarten De BouwWhen we speak of circular thinking and building, change-oriented design and the use of the right materials and construction techniques are key. In response to this, the architect chose to combine a massive basic structure with the lightest possible interior – one large open space. His aim was to look for maximum flexibility in the interior space, in order to let it grow along with the evolving housing requirements of current and future residents.Save this picture!© Maarten De BouwSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Maarten De BouwThe place for this project is a residential development on the site of a former Provincial boarding school. The house has been designed within the outlines of the innovative development plan, drawn up by B-architects in collaboration with OMGEVING. The master plan consists of 6 residential zones – each with its own atmosphere and adapted residential typology – grouped around an athletics track that will serve as a central green meeting space.Save this picture!© Maarten De BouwThe piece of land that architect Peter Van Impe came across to build his home, forms the western end of a continuous row of 12 townhouses. It provides a grand view over the 11-hectare public park and its ponds. The western façade of the house consists entirely of glass. The “head” opens up to its surroundings as if nature penetrates into the interior on every floor. On the outside, the reflective glass provides privacy and confronts passengers with an impressive reflection of the nearby poplars. Additionally, these beautiful trees form a perfect natural screen against the low evening sun.Save this picture!© Steven MassartProject gallerySee allShow lessSolar Design: How Architecture and Energy Come TogetherArticlesResearch Houses Bad Aibling / Florian Nagler ArchitektenSelected Projects Share Area: 250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2020 Belgium ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeAST 77 ArchitectenOfficeFollowProductsGlassBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingTienenOn FacebookBelgiumPublished on April 20, 2021Cite: “Circular Brick House with Rammed Earth Wall / AST 77 Architecten” 20 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?夯土墙循环砖建筑 / AST 77 Architecten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! 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Amnesty uses Webcast to launch its annual report

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Howard Lake | 28 May 2003 | Newscenter_img Amnesty uses Webcast to launch its annual report Amnesty International launched its annual report yesterday with a live Webcast.The report was delivered using the services of streaming media company Groovy Gecko. Very few non-profits have used Webcasts and even fewer to deliver an annual report. 21 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Pasadena Unified Celebrates Afterschool Programs and Their Importance in Childrens’ Lives

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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Education Pasadena Unified Celebrates Afterschool Programs and Their Importance in Childrens’ Lives From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, October 16, 2015 | 12:07 pm Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Community News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Schools in the Pasadena Unified School District are joining the national Lights On! Afterschool celebration October 19 to 23, 2015.Launched in October 2000, Lights On! Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. Organized by the Afterschool Alliance, Lights On! Afterschool draws attention to the many ways afterschool programs support students by offering them opportunities to learn new things – science, community service, robotics, Tae Kwon Do and poetry – and discover new skills.The simultaneous events send a powerful message that millions more kids need quality afterschool programs.In Pasadena, PUSD is partnering with community afterschool programs such as the City of Pasadena’s After School Adventures, YMCA, Day One, Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena, College Access Plan, A Step Ahead and the Partnership for Children Youth and Families for the weeklong celebration. Approximately half of PUSD’s 18,000 students attend a community afterschool program.On Tuesday, October 20th, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Partnership for Children, Youth and Families will be hosting an event at El Portal Restaurant, 695 E. Green Street. Local business owners, city officials, district employees, and community members will celebrate the work of afterschool programs in Altadena, Pasadena and Sierra Madre and highlight the continued need for programs.Lights On! celebrations will be held throughout the week at the following locations:Monday, October 19, 4 p.m. at Eliot Middle School, 2184 N Lake Avenue, AltadenaTuesday, October 20, 4 p.m. at John Muir High School, 1905 Lincoln Avenue, PasadenaWednesday, October 21, 4 p.m. at Blair High School, 1202 S Marengo Avenue, PasadenaThursday, October 22, 4 p.m. at Pasadena High School, 2925 E Sierra Madre Blvd., PasadenaFriday, October 23, 4 p.m. at Wilson Middle School, 300 Madre Street, PasadenaFor more information about Lights On Afterschool activities in Pasadena, call the PUSD Communications Office at (626) 396-3606, or check the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pasadenaunifiedschooldistrict. 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 Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Senator O’Domhnaill calls on Government to decriminalise local fishermen who commit minor breaches of…

first_img Pinterest Brian O’Domhnaill FFFianna Fail Senator Brian O’Domhnaill is calling on government deputies to support a bill he is introducing to decriminalise local fishermen who commit minor breaches of the rules.Senator O’Domhnaill is to hold meetings in Dunkineely, Dore and Downings over the weekend to consult with local fishermen before he moves the bill, which will be published tomorrow.While large Foreign Vessels who overfish in Irish waters will continue to be subject to criminal sanctions, his bill would see criminal sanctions being replaced with administrative penalties for local fishing vessels.Senator O’Domhnaill says a similar bill was promised by Fine Gael in the past, and they should support his…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/brian830.mp3[/podcast] Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ By News Highland – May 9, 2013 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Facebook Facebook Senator O’Domhnaill calls on Government to decriminalise local fishermen who commit minor breaches of rulescenter_img Pinterest News Previous articleINMO expected to pass motion for industrial action in Letterkenny todayNext articleWatch the Highland Radio crew in Relay for Donegal Anthem! News Highland Google+ Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApplast_img read more

Alcorn set to secure Udaras nomination

first_imgNews Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Alcorn set to secure Udaras nomination HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter Cllr David Alcorn will be nominated to serve on the board of Udaras na Gaeltachta by Donegal County Council.Proposing Cllr Alcorn, Fianna Fail Cllr Seamus O’Domhnaill said the government is trying to stifle opposition and use Udaras to copper fasten cuts in Gaeltacht areas. Cllr Padraig O’Dochairtaigh was proposed by Cllr Ian Mc Garvey.SF whip Cllr Mick Quinn said they would reluctantly support Cllr Alcorn, to ensure an opposition voice on the Udaras board. He issued a strong attack on Minister Dinny Mc Ginley, saying it was a disgrace that a minister from the Donegal Gaeltacht was denyoing people from the gaeltacht their democratic voice.The debate is continuing in the chamber. Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook Twitter Google+ By News Highland – October 22, 2012 Pinterest Previous articleBurglaries up 20% in Derry over past twelve monthsNext articleUpdate – Alcorn nomination confirmed News Highland last_img read more

Delhi HC Issues Notice In Plea Moved By Mahua Moitra Against The Summons Issued In a Defamation Case Filed By Zee Media

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Issues Notice In Plea Moved By Mahua Moitra Against The Summons Issued In a Defamation Case Filed By Zee Media Karan Tripathi5 Aug 2020 4:23 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has issued notice in a plea moved by Member of Parliament from Trinamool Congress, Mahua Moitra, seeking the quashing of a summoning order passed by the trial court in a defamation case filed against her by Zee Media.The Single Bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru has issued notices to the State as well as the Zee Media Corporation.Filed by Mahua Moitra, the present petition…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?LoginDelhi High Court has issued notice in a plea moved by Member of Parliament from Trinamool Congress, Mahua Moitra, seeking the quashing of a summoning order passed by the trial court in a defamation case filed against her by Zee Media.The Single Bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru has issued notices to the State as well as the Zee Media Corporation.Filed by Mahua Moitra, the present petition seeks quashing of the summoning order dated 25/09/19 passed by an Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in a criminal defamation case filed against her by Zee Media.Ms Moitra has also challenged the order dated 10/01/20 whereby the ACMM had framed notice against her by noting that a Magistrate does not have power to discharge an accused in a summons triable case.In addition to this, the petition has also asked the court to exercise its powers under Article 227 of the Constitution to issue practice directions to the subordinate courts in relation to exercise of powers under Section 251 of the Criminal Procedure Code to discharge an accused in a summons triable case instituted on a complaint.While claiming that the said order was passed by the Magistrate without even providing proper hearing to the Petitioner, a set of following questions of law has been presented before the court:a. Whether a Magistrate seized of a complaint case that contains offences that are in the nature of “summons triable cases”, has the power to discharge an Accused under Section 251 of the CrPC;b. Whether a Magistrate is to act as a post box upon appearance by a person summoned, and to simpliciter frame notice under Section 251 CrPC, irrespective of the reason placed by such person upon appearance?c. Whether a Complainant in a defamation case can claim defamation in respect of utterances made while being hounded and abused continuously?d. Whether the right of self defence exists in a case of defamation?It is argued by the Petitioner that the court did not consider the fact that the statements made by the Petitioner were in the form of a fair retort to the constant haranguing by the reporters of Zee Media.The said controversy pertains to the speech given by Moitra on the floor of the Parliament wherein she had highlighted early signs of fascism. Sudhir Choudhary from Zee Media claimed in his show that Moitra’s parliamentary speech was plagiarised. Next Storylast_img read more

New app warns LA residents seconds before a massive earthquake strikes

first_imgEric Garcetti/Twitter(LOS ANGELES) — A new app will now alert Los Angeles residents seconds before a large earthquake strikes the city and surrounding area.ShakeAlertLA app, developed by LA Mayor Eric Garcetti in partnership with AT&T and United States Geological Survey, was released on Dec. 31.Users will receive a push alert, similar to an Amber Alert, 10 to 20 seconds before a major earthquake hits.An alert could say: “EARTHQUAKE, EARTHQUAKE, EXPECT STRONG SHAKING. DROP, COVER, AND HOLD ON. PROTECT YOURSELF NOW!”“Earthquakes are a matter of when—not if,” Garcetti said in a Twitter post Thursday. Earthquakes are a matter of when — not if. We’re officially launching #ShakeAlertLA tomorrow, and today you can become one of the first to use our early warning technology. Download the app here → https://t.co/ePpzodn53p pic.twitter.com/XMc1aqUP90— Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) January 2, 2019“Angelenos should have every chance to protect themselves and their families when there’s a major earthquake,” he also said in a press release. “We created the ShakeAlertLA app because getting a few seconds’ heads-up can make a big difference if you need to pull to the side of the road, get out of an elevator, or drop, cover, and hold on.”The app is the nation’s first publicly available mobile earthquake warning system but is only effective for Los Angeles County. Garcetti hopes to expand the app’s capabilities to the entire state of California.The app’s release comes after a decade of research by the USGS and a $260,000 donation from the Annenberg Foundation in 2017.“Earthquakes are a fact of life in Los Angeles, a challenge we’ll always have to face. That’s why early earthquake warnings must also be a fact of life — on our phones and on our tablets the very moment they’re available,” Wallis Annenberg, the CEO and president of the Annenberg Foundation, said in a statement.The last earthquake above 5.0 that affected Southern California occurred on Aug. 5, 2018, near the Channel Islands. The quake was logged as a 5.3 but caused no major damage because its epicenter was located in the water off the coast rather than on land. Some areas of Los Angeles still felt the shocks. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Call for public services shake-up

first_imgHR in public services needs a radical overhaul to tackle the problems thesector faces recruiting and retaining staff. An Audit Commission report, Recruitment and Retention, published today callsfor HR to be given greater involvement at board and senior management levels toensure public sector organisations develop comprehensive recruitment andretention strategies. The study finds that although public sector HR is more ‘progressive’ andoffers better flexible working, training and development opportunities than theprivate sector, it fails to make an impact because the function is notstrategic enough. Keith Handley, immediate past president of local government HR body Socpo,agreed with the report’s main findings. “Too many authorities blow the trumpet about people being their mainasset yet do not even have a HR person on the management team,” he said. The report also identifies a need for improved monitoring of staff turnover,absence rates and job satisfaction, and advocates greater use of exit interviews– only a fifth of more than 300 ex-public sector workers polled in the reporthad ever had exit interviews. Other recommendations include reducing the number of targets to givefrontline staff greater autonomy and freedom to concentrate on quality ofservice. Trish Longdon, director of people development at the Audit Commission, said:”Staff feel overwhelmed by the unhelpful number of targets. These do nothelp staff to prioritise as there are so many of them.” Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Call for public services shake-upOn 3 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

“READERS FORUM” APRIL 12, 2018

first_imgWe hope that today’s “Readers Forum” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Should City Council should give Federal and State tax dollars to EHO Housing without knowing the findings of the police investigation and the Forensic audit?Please take time and read our articles entitled “Statehouse Files, Channel 44 News, Daily Devotions, Law enforcement, Readers Poll, Birthdays, Hot Jobs, and Local Sports.You are now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected] LinkEmailSharelast_img