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Hanhai Luxury Condominiums / Amphibianarc

first_img Projects “COPY” 2017 Photographs Hanhai Luxury Condominiums / Amphibianarc Save this picture!© Zhejia Dai+ 30 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/878643/hanhai-luxury-condominiums-amphibianarc Clipboard ArchDaily Architects: Amphibianarc Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Hanhai Luxury Condominiums / AmphibianarcSave this projectSaveHanhai Luxury Condominiums / Amphibianarc Photographs:  Zhejia Daicenter_img China Area:  21500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyApartments•Zhengzhou, China Apartments Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/878643/hanhai-luxury-condominiums-amphibianarc Clipboard Save this picture!© Zhejia DaiRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. Hanhai Luxury Condominiums consists of 215,000 m2 of built area divided up into twelve high-rise residential towers with subterranean parking, two semi-public club houses and a nine classroom kindergarten arranged around a central garden space, carefully sited for solar exposure and views of the adjacent waterway. The residences are organized by unit size, with towers containing 90 m2, 180 m2, 220 m2, 330 m2, and 650 m2 units each respectively.  The club houses include amenities such as a café, tea house, gymnasiums, locker rooms and a pool, and retail establishments.  The main club house will also function as the project’s sales center on an interim basis.  Coupled with the kindergarten facility, these elements provide many amenities on-site and all within walking distance to the residents. Save this picture!Courtesy of AmphibianarcThe project is located next to the city’s CBD area, and it is positioned to compete in the region’s high-end residential demographic, with the goal of becoming a leader in this project type.  As such, our design looks to an amenity and feature rich project which provides a unique and luxurious environment to attract an exclusive clientele. Save this picture!© Zhejia DaiThe design draws inspiration from concept of the “cloud”. It represents the design concept of combining nature with human lift. Meanwhile, the design team also extends the concept of all-intelligent “cloud” community to the architectural design visually. The building facade design uses large areas of dark glass that stand in sharp contrast with the sleek white terraces and balconies, highlighting a spirit of dynamic lightness for the overhangs visually. The tower building’s design features are extended to the design of the three facility buildings, which also emphasize organic shapes and sleek lines. Each building looks like a group of peaceful cloud in sky.Save this picture!© Zhejia DaiThe primary consideration for the building design was to create a residential development which set itself apart from the typical high rise residential complex found in the City.  This goal is accomplished on two fronts, by architectural design and by programming.  The programming is accomplished through the inclusion of high-end luxury amenities within the units and the site, and by providing residential units with large areas.  Through the architecture we break down the massing and repetitiveness usually found in this type of construction by producing visual ambiguity in the size and type of residential units from an exterior view.  This ambiguity is created by giving the residential towers the illusion of large expansive glass walls through the use of a hybrid curtain wall system of glass and aluminum panels.  This hybrid system is used to mask the punched stacked openings of typical residential construction and blur the distinction between solid wall and opening.  The ambiguity is reinforced by the exterior balconies and patios, which swoop from floor to floor, turn around corners at different points, and extend in various lengths along the building faces.Save this picture!© Zhejia DaiThe residential units have been designed for privacy and comfort with ample opportunity for cross ventilation and multiple spaces with good solar exposure. The large private terraces and small balconies bring the landscape to each unit, and the terraces allow each unit to expand the living spaces into the outdoors through the use of large sections of operable glass walls.  This strong connection to the outdoors and landscape help meet the goal of providing each residence the feeling of a garden villa, only in the sky.  Special features for the larger unit types include double height living spaces, double master suites, western and Chinese kitchens, bathrooms, and terrace swimming pools.  Save this picture!King Tower Typical Floor Plan Type ASave this picture!Tower Typical Floor Plan Type ABeyond amenities and features, a design leading presence is called for. The balconies and terraces are carefully placed on the buildings and articulated to maximize the benefits to the interior while also breaking up the mass and repetitiveness of the 100m towers.  The club houses and kindergarten buildings continue to define the design aesthetic by creating a visually dynamic statement, aimed towards the adjacent main roadway, canal, and University District. Save this picture!© Zhejia DaiThe glass and aluminum panels are designated to be finished with dark colors, the synthetic stone and plaster are designated to be in white.  Material colors are selected to provide a strong contrast between the dark mass of the basic residential building forms and the light playfulness of the expressive balconies and curving building forms of the lobbies, clubhouses and kindergarten.  At the residences, the glass exterior finish extends beyond the top and bottom of any window openings to give the illusion of floor to floor glazing, broken up only by a thin band of synthetic stone at the floor line.  The strong contrast between forms and the blurring of the distinction between what is solid and what is open further set the project apart from the typical.  Save this picture!© Zhejia DaiProject gallerySee allShow lessRIBA Launches Call for Entries for RIBA International Prize 2018Built Projects & MasterplansIndiana Hardwood CLT / IKDSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Intersection of Jinshui Dong Road and Dongfeng Road, Zhengzhou, Henan, ChinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year:  Nonchi Wang, Luoya Tu CopyAbout this officeAmphibianarcOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsCondominiumCondoapartmentZhengzhouHenanAmphibianarcChinaPublished on September 01, 2017Cite: “Hanhai Luxury Condominiums / Amphibianarc” 01 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! 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Deputy Pearse Doherty – Future of NOWDoc service under serious threat in Co Donegal

first_img Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – February 19, 2015 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Deputy Pearse Doherty – Future of NOWDoc service under serious threat in Co Donegal Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty says there are now genuine concerns for the future of the NOWDoc service in the county.Concerns had been raised last week when it was confirmed that ‘Caredoc’, who together with the HSE provide the NOWDoc Service, indicated that it plans to withdraw from the service’s current arrangement.It’s now understood that GP surgeries across the county have been contacted and warned the service could close shortly.Deputy Doherty says the situation is escalating, and he says Caredoc and the HSE must thrash out an agreement asap:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/pdoc.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleDonegal TD says Letterkenny General facing waiting list crisisNext articleBonagee on top of USL News Highland Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Google+ Twitterlast_img read more

SC Holds NHAI Liable To Compensate Accident Death Caused By Failure To Prevent Illegal Mining Along NH

first_imgTop StoriesSC Holds NHAI Liable To Compensate Accident Death Caused By Failure To Prevent Illegal Mining Along NH LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK15 July 2020 11:53 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has upheld an order passed by the National Green Tribunal directing the National Highways Authority of India to pay compensation to legal representatives of a woman and her daughter who died in an accident while travelling through a National Highway. On 06 June, 2013, Vishakha and Sanskruti, were travelling through a National Highway when over-mining resulted in the…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?LoginThe Supreme Court has upheld an order passed by the National Green Tribunal directing the National Highways Authority of India to pay compensation to legal representatives of a woman and her daughter who died in an accident while travelling through a National Highway. On 06 June, 2013, Vishakha and Sanskruti, were travelling through a National Highway when over-mining resulted in the destruction of a small hill by the side of the national highway. The resultant debris and a part of the hill collapsed and slid down to the road, leading to the accident in which they died. After this incident, the Pune bench of the National Green Tribunal, on an application by Aam Aadmi Lokmanch issued various directions in this regard. It noted that the accident is a result of the illegal mining and activities and hill destruction by one Rathod. The Tribunal observed that the NHAI and Rathod are jointly liable to pay an amount of Rs. 15 Lakhs towards compensation to the legal representatives of the deceased. In the appeal before the Supreme Court, NHAI contended that that there was no material on record to establish that the NHAI was in any way culpable or had failed to perform a public duty or neglected to avert a foreseeable calamity and therefore the findings of the Tribunal in so far as they pertained to the neglect or alleged omission of the NHAI, were contrary to law. The Apex court considered the issue whether the NHAI, which owns and controls the highway, led to a duty of care to the users of the highway.”The question is whether the NHAI, which indisputably owns and controls the highway, and on whose behalf it was constructed, and for which the maintenance and operation agreement was entered into, led to a duty of care, to the users (of the highway)”, the Court said, framing the issue. Taking note of the inquiry reports in this regard, the bench comprising Justices RF Nariman, S. Ravindra Bhat and V. Ramasubramaniam observed: “Having regard to the duty imposed on the NHAI by virtue of Sections 4 and 5 of the Highways Act, read with Section 16 of the NHAI Act, there can be no manner of doubt that the NHAI was responsible for the maintenance of the highway, including the stretch upon which the accident occurred. The report of the sub-divisional officer clearly shows that inspection reports were furnished to the NHAI shortly before the incident, highlighting the deficiencies; also, the NHAI’s correspondence with Rathod, and the local administration, reveal that it was aware of the danger and likelihood of risk to human life, and the foreseeability of the event that actually occurred later. Further, letters addressed by the local administration and the NHAI to Rathod similarly show that it was incumbent upon him to take remedial action. The failure of the NHAI to ensure remedial action, and likewise the failure by Rathod to take measures to prevent the accident, prima facie, disclose their liability. ” In this regard, the SC referred to a series of precedents which held that a statutory corporation or local authority can be held liable in tort for injury occasioned on account of omission to oversee(Municipal Corpn. of Delhi v. Sushila Devi,Vadodara Municipal Corporation v Purshottam V. Muranji, Rajkot Municipal Corpn. v. Manjulben Jayantilal Nakum etc.)Rejecting the challenge against NGT’s Jurisdiction, the bench observed that there was violation of the Environment Protection Act in the present case, because Rathod’s mining lease covered an area in excess of 5 hectares; it fell within the regulatory notification of 2006. By virtue of the said notification, environmental clearance was necessary even for minor mineral extraction where the area of operation is less than 5 hectares. Referring to various provisions of National Green Tribunal Act, the Court said that they enable  the tribunal (NGT) to direct, payment of compensation, “having regard to the damage to public health, property and environment”. It observed thus:”This court is of the considered opinion that the expression “environment” and “environmental pollution” have to be given a broader meaning, having regard to Parliamentary intent to ensure the objective of the EPA. It effectuates the principles underlying Article 48A of the Constitution of India. The EPA is in essence, an umbrella legislation enacting a broad framework for the central government to coordinate the activities of various central and state authorities established under other laws, such as the Water Act and Air Act. The EPA also effectively enunciates the critical legislative policy for environment protection. It changes the narrative and emphasis from a narrow concept of pollution control to a wider facet of environment protection. The expansive definition of environment that includes water, air and land “and the interrelation which exist among and between water, air and land, other human creatures, plants, micro-organisms and property” give an indication of the wide powers conferred on the Central Government. A wide net is cast over the environment related laws. The EPA also empowers the central government to comprehensively control environmental pollution by industrial and related activities. For these reasons, and in view of the above discussion, it is held that the NGT correctly assumed jurisdiction, having regard to the nature of the accident in the facts of this case.”Case name: THE DIRECTOR GENERAL (ROAD DEVELOPMENT) NATIONAL HIGHWAYS AUTHORITY OF INDIA vs. AAM AADMI LOKMANCH Case no.: CIVIL APPEAL NO. 6932 OF 2015 Coram: Justices RF Nariman, S. Ravindra Bhat and V. RamasubramaniamClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead Judgment Next Storylast_img read more

Severe weather threat moves into Deep South

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Severe storms moved through the central U.S., from Texas to Iowa, on Wednesday, bringing seven reported tornadoes — four in Texas alone.Overall, there were 130 storm reports for hail, some as large as baseballs, in Oklahoma and damaging winds gusting up to 74 mph in Texas. The line of storms and heavy rain was moving through eastern Texas and Arkansas on Thursday morning with severe thunderstorm warnings and watches in effect.The storm system will move further east Thursday afternoon into the Gulf Coast and will produce more severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, tornadoes and large hail.The tornado threat Thursday is higher than it was Wednesday, especially from Alexandria, Louisiana, down to New Orleans and east through Jackson and Biloxi, Mississippi; Montgomery, Alabama; and into the western Florida Panhandle.By Friday, the storm system will move to the East Coast and the Southeast with severe thunderstorms expected from Florida to Delaware and heavy rain for the Northeast.The biggest threat will be from Orlando, Florida, to Norfolk, Virginia, with damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.The eastern U.S., from the Gulf Coast into the Northeast, can expect a lot of rain from this system.There is a chance for significant river flooding for the Mid-Atlantic and part of the Northeast from Friday into the holiday weekend.Some areas could see 3 to 4 inches of rain, making flash flooding a concern as well.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Teenager allegedly shoots classmate near California high school; suspect in custody

first_imgbmcent1/iStock(SANTA ROSA, Calif.) — One teenager was shot, allegedly by another student, near a Northern California high school Tuesday morning, authorities said.The sole suspect — a 17-year-old who was not named — is in custody, Santa Rosa Police Capt. John Cregan said.Cregan described the incident as an “isolated act of violence” just outside of Ridgway High School in Santa Rosa.Multiple witnesses reported a “verbal altercation” between two students at an intersection “on the edge” of campus just before 9 a.m. local time, police said. The suspect then fired multiple rounds from a handgun, said police.A teenage boy suffered two gunshot wounds and is in stable condition, police said. He is expected to survive, Cregan said.The relationship between the students is not clear.After the shooting the suspect returned to the school and was taken into custody in a classroom.The suspect “handed the gun to another individual and that individual left the school campus” with the weapon in a backpack, possibly without knowing he or she was in possession of the weapon, Cregan said.“We have no understanding at this point if that kid understood what was in that backpack,” Cregan said.The gun has not been recovered, according to Cregan.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Screen test

first_imgOrganisations which step into the public eye through TV docusoaps can soeasily end up with egg on their corporate face if they are not careful aboutwhat the cameras see. Alison Thomas passes on advice from some short-livedstars of the small screenThe settings are diverse, but the scenario never changes. A handful offlamboyant characters, liberal helpings of tension and conflict and anunsteady, hand-held camera to create the illusion of immediacy and life in theraw. For the television channels, the fly-on-the-wall documentary or”docusoap” has hit the ratings jackpot. But what’s in it for thesubject organisations? A lot of grief in the case of the Royal Opera House, which bared its soul tothe nation in the BBC’s The House in 1996. The unedifying spectacle ofmanagement squabbles, power struggles and diva tantrums would have beendamaging enough under any circumstances, but this was a particularly turbulenttime for the organisation. Former HR director Mike Morris, once a TVjournalist, acknowledges that it made terrific television but believes it was ahuge mistake. “Once you open an institution to scrutiny, you create an appetite forpublic knowledge,” he says. “It meant that the press continued toprobe and find out things that might never have come to light.” He joined the staff after the decision to film was taken and his first stepinto the limelight was when he turned up for interview to find the camerasrolling. Embarrassing? No doubt. But it was nothing compared to the publichumiliation of the box office manager, whose sacking was witnessed by 3 millionpeople. One shocked viewer was Judith Waddell, HR director of Selfridges, and whenher turn came two years later with The Shop, she was determined to protect herstaff. “Once the ball is in play, there is little you can do, so it isimportant to lay down ground rules,” she says. “It is also worthnoting that they are quite skilled at managing you.” Waddell’s ground rules included a total ban on matters relating torecruitment and discipline. “They kept coming back but I wouldn’t allowit,” she says. “Even recruitment can go wrong from the individual’spoint of view as they can be selective in what they show. Looking back, I amreally pleased I made that decision.” She also insisted that no one should be under pressure to take part and gotpermission to view all six episodes before they were broadcast. This allowed her to prepare individuals who might be upset by how they cameacross, although, she was surprised by the lack of fall-out. “Neverunderestimate people’s desire to appear on TV!” As a board member, she was party to the decision to let the cameras in. Sowhat did the organisation hope to gain? “We had started a corporate transformation and wanted to let peopleknow,” she says. “The public still saw us as an old-fashioned storeand it gave us the opportunity to get our new vision across to a wideraudience.” This was the impetus too for easyJet when it agreed to be filmed for LondonWeekend Television’s Airline, which recently reached the end of its fourthseries. When the cameras arrived in 1998, the company was still in its infancy.”There is no substitute for that level of exposure,” explains head ofcorporate communications, Toby Nicol. “We knew we would be seen makingmistakes, but we believed it was the right thing to do. As a way of raisingawareness and building your brand, it has a strong commercial upside.” With “Airline” still drawing audiences of around 9 million, he hasreason to feel satisfied, and although the correlation is difficult to prove,he believes that each series has an impact on sales. Not every episode showsthe company in a good light, but even this has a positive spin-off, as itallows management to see operations through the eyes of the consumer. Perhaps aprocedure has not been succinctly explained, leading to unnecessaryconfrontation, or a policy changed without notifying customers. “We useexcerpts for our customer training,” he says. “Most training videosare carefully sketched, carefully produced. This is different. It’s life. It’shappening. Someone has been on shift for 12 hours. They are tired and just wantto go home. It sends out a powerful message – This is how not to do it,please.” The company is careful, however, not to victimise anyone whose human frailtyhas been captured on camera. There is no question of dismissal, and if arecurring issue causes concern, it is addressed sensitively behind firmlyclosed doors. Every successful soap opera revolves around a few central characters, and adocusoap is no different. You might assume this would cause resentment amongcolleagues, but Nicol remembers only one occasion when feelings ran high. Theemployee concerned had only himself to blame as he had allowed sudden fame togo to his head. In this context, he pays tribute to the film crew, who are acutely aware oftheir ability to create problems as opposed to simply recording them. “They are very responsible and adept at identifying level-headed peoplewho are neither timid nor prone to playing up in front of the camera,” hesays. One of these is Jane Boulton, until recently in charge of the check-infloor. Evidently unphased by her stardom, she admits to cringing at times whenshe watches herself on screen. “Ninety-nine per cent of what they film isnot used. I might, for example, deal with a passenger over a period of one ortwo hours, but only the last 15 seconds are shown. By this time the passengeris shouting and I have to assert my authority. People think I am hard but I amjust doing my job.” She has featured prominently since the first series but still finds itstrange when people ask for her autograph. “I think they feel as if theyknow me. It’s quite nice, although I wish I could go out for a quiet drinkwithout being recognised.” If the cameras have intruded on her private life, she maintains that theyhave no impact at all on her behaviour at work. “I was self-conscious atfirst, but when they tail you for 11 months of the year you soon get used tothem and stop noticing.” Her observation is borne out in Hotel, which takes us behind the scenes ofLiverpool’s Britannia Adelphi. Manager Eileen Downey is patently oblivious tothe cameras as she alternately harangues unfortunate staff and greets customerswith an ingratiating smile. If a docusoap raises business profile, this is notthe sort of publicity any organisation would wish to court. “Shabby””inefficient” “domineering manager” – these are just a fewof the epithets that appeared in the press as the series continued. Worse wasto come when a waitress won her case for wrongful dismissal on the very dayviewers watched her suffer the chef’s wrath in a row over how to serve soup. Three years later ripples were still being felt when the BBC agreed to paycompensation to a flashily-dressed customer who had been wrongly portrayed as aprostitute. Could it be that all the good bits got lost on the cutting room floor? Who knows? The hotel cancelled the second series and despite repeatedinvitations to give her side of the picture, Downey declined to comment. Not all organisations which have experienced negative exposure are asreticent. In 1982 Thames Valley Police was the subject of the Cutting Edge BBCdocumentary Police, which won producer Roger Graef several prestigious awards.One episode in particular caused huge controversy as horrified viewerswitnessed three macho officers subject an alleged rape victim to an insensitivegrilling. So shocked was the nation, there were public demonstrations, thepress had a field day and questions were raised in parliament. You could forgive Thames Valley for becoming camera-shy, yet Graef iscurrently back on the beat preparing a programme for transmission at the end ofthe year. “Some people who were around last time are understandablynervous,” says head of corporate information Gayle Rossiter. “It wasvery painful at the time, but good came out of it. We now have much betterprocesses in place to deal with serious sexual assaults.” She has considerable respect for Graef, a distinguished criminologist, andhas been impressed by his willingness to take time out to explain hisobjectives to staff and put them at ease. Anyone who still has reservations candecline to be filmed, and those who do face the cameras have the opportunity towatch the relevant clip before it is screened. A liaison officer has beenappointed to promote mutual understanding and an editorial rights agreementdrawn up. “If something could prejudice police operations or someone sayssomething inaccurate, it will be withdrawn,” she says. “The otherimportant issue is health and safety. There might be occasions when officersare dealing with aggressive, drunks, and the presence of cameras could inflamethe situation.” She is under no illusions, however, that Graef will gloss over anyunpleasant truths he uncovers, so why has the force let him back in? “We hope the programme will illustrate how Thames Valley Police hasmoved on in 20 years. It is also an opportunity to show the public that we aredoing the very best we can with limited resources. That is a message that needsto be got across to the Government and all sorts of people – it is really quitetough out there. There will be some ‘warts and all’ bits but in the main Ithink it will be positive. As a police force we are accountable to the public.So why shouldn’t they see what’s going on?” She may have been reassured too by the experience of her colleagues threeyears ago, when they featured in the BBC programme The Force. ChiefSuperintendent Ralph Perry believes that despite some criticism from localresidents, it was generally well received. “It was not a propagandaexercise, but we worked in part- nership with the crew and by and large theyhandled matters very responsibly,” he says. “Whether you could saythat of every film crew is questionable. Perhaps that is another thing –evaluate the crew before you go ahead.” It is only natural that an organisation should try to protect itself, but ifan editorial rights agreement is too stringent, the results can be bland. Thisis the view of Nigel Kirkup, who was training manager of the Victoria andAlbert Museum when it featured in an episode of Modern Times. “Thedirector had seen The House and was so worried he nearly pulled the plug,”he says. “There were the usual larger-than-life characters, but otherwiseit was pretty anodyne and didn’t reflect reality. I invited them to put acamera in my room and witness my frustration as I tried to win over reluctantmanagers, but they didn’t. I think there must have been negotiations betweensenior management and the BBC to make sure we emerged squeaky clean.” He contrasts this with his own acceptance of an invitation to appear on theAntiques Road Show, when he later became head of visitor services. Unafraid ofadverse coverage, his aim was to use the publicity to raise visitor numbers.”I made it clear what I wanted and the BBC agreed,” he says. “Idon’t think this was the case with the Modern Times programme which led to alot of ambiguity.” Which raises the question “Who is serving who?” Are the boundariesbetween journalism and PR becoming increasingly blurred? On the other hand, whywould any self-respecting organisation allow itself be led blindfold to theslaughter? Unless it happened to be an opera house. Or a prestigious hotel. Related posts:No related photos. 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‘Surge’ in men seeking emotional support over cancer

first_img Previous Article Next Article Together alone: staying well as OH practitioners in challenging timesDr Nerina Ramlakhan explains how occupational health professionals can balance supporting the health needs of employers and employees while, at… The mental and emotional toll of cancer, especially among men, has been highlighted by the charity Macmillan Cancer Support The charity Macmillan Cancer Support has said it saw a surge in the number of calls last year from men looking for emotional support and counselling.The revelation has highlighted the emotional and mental toll, as well as physical, that cancer can have.The mental health problems that can commonly arise as a result of cancer are too often sidelined, a study by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has also warned.Related storiesHalf of workers with cancer unaware of employers’ legal obligations Sedentary middle-aged workers’ health at riskMacmillan reported that, on average, eight men per day called the charity last year to talk about their feelings, compared to an average of six per day in 2016, an increase of around a third.Professionals at the charity also reported men accessing emotional support through its online community and face-to-face appointments.Dr Anthony Cunliffe, from Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “A cancer diagnosis can impact so many aspects of your life such as your health, finances and relationships. These changes can cause emotional strain so it’s encouraging to see more and more men talking about how they feel.”Despite the increase in men asking for emotional support, Macmillan’s helpline still received more calls from women than men. Last year, it received an average of 175 calls from women per day, compared to 76 calls from men per day.However, men are 22% more likely to get cancer and 45% more likely to die from cancer than women, the charity warned. Macmillan also reported that nearly half (49%) of men diagnosed with cancer experienced anxiety during treatment and 25% felt depressed when they were diagnosed.The charity is hoping to encourage more men with cancer to ask for help, as part of its Just Say the Word campaign, with partners from across the construction, home improvement, electrical and technology sectors.The MHF study, meanwhile, argued that one in three people with cancer will experience a mental health problem such as depression or anxiety disorders before, during or after treatment.Mental health problems often arose at the very end of cancer treatment, when patients normally expected to “recover” but when there is also sometimes little or no emotional support to hand.Once treatment stopped, and people left the strictly managed clinical environment, survivors described feeling as though they had “fallen off a cliff edge”, of feeling isolated and abandoned.Of those interviewed, nearly half (49%) said they received no support or advice from health services about managing their mental health through cancer, while 66% said they were not informed at all about potential mental health problems that could arise at the end of treatment. ‘Surge’ in men seeking emotional support over cancerBy Nic Paton on 1 May 2018 in Anxiety, Cancer, Mental health conditions, Return to work and rehabilitation, Occupational Health, Wellbeing and health promotion, Personnel Todaycenter_img Related posts: No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Websitelast_img read more

Agreement between reconstructed and modeled boreal precipitation of the Last Interglacial

first_imgThe last extended time period when climate may have been warmer than today was during the Last Interglacial (LIG; ca. 129 to 120 thousand years ago). However, a global view of LIG precipitation is lacking. Here, seven new LIG climate models are compared to the first global database of proxies for LIG precipitation. In this way, models are assessed in their ability to capture important hydroclimatic processes during a different climate. The models can reproduce the proxy-based positive precipitation anomalies from the preindustrial period over much of the boreal continents. Over the Southern Hemisphere, proxy-model agreement is partial. In models, LIG boreal monsoons have 42% wider area than in the preindustrial and produce 55% more precipitation and 50% more extreme precipitation. Austral monsoons are weaker. The mechanisms behind these changes are consistent with stronger summer radiative forcing over boreal high latitudes and with the associated higher temperatures during the LIG.last_img read more

Howmet Aerospace in LaPorte laying off hundreds of workers

first_img Twitter Howmet Aerospace in LaPorte laying off hundreds of workers WhatsApp “3D Employment Graph” by Chris Potter, CC BY-SA 2.0 150 employees at a manufacturing plant in LaPorte will soon be out of a job.That was confirmed Tuesday by a spokesperson from Howmet Aerospace, reports WSBT.Howmet Aerospace makes components for jet engines, fasteners, and titanium structures for aerospace applications.That spokesperson says fewer people are flying airplanes because of the pandemic, so fewer airplanes need airplane parts.As many as 115 people were already let go from the company earlier this month. IndianaLocalNews Previous articleElkhart man recovering after fiery crash involving a semiNext articleStreets crews installing speed humps to slow drivers in South Bend neighborhoods Network Indiana Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Facebook By Network Indiana – September 16, 2020 0 492 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

Turkuaz Performs At Paste Music & Daytrotter [Watch]

first_imgOn Wednesday, nine-piece Brooklyn-based funk outfit Turkuaz made a special appearance at Paste Music & Daytrotter‘s New York City studio. Turkuaz’s recent Paste session marked a great feat, as the band set the record for the most musicians to cram in the entertainment website’s studio.Turkuaz offered up a three-song mini-set, beginning with “The One And Lonely” off of the band’s 2018 Life In The City release. The nine-piece ensemble moved forward with “Take It Slow”, which was recently released as the B-side to the band’s “Superstatic” release last month. Turkuaz brought their Paste performance to a close with their fan-favorite “X.Y.Z. (Feelin’ Tough)”, a cut from their 2014 Future 86 release.Luckily, fans can watch the entirety of Turkuaz’s recent Paste session below:Turkuaz – Paste Studio NYC – 4/3/2019[Video: Paste Magazine]On Thursday, April 4th, Turkuaz opens up their extensive spring tour with a performance at Stage College, PA’s State Theatre. For a list of upcoming dates, see below. For more information and ticketing details, head to the band’s website here.Turkuaz Upcoming Tour Dates:4/4 – State College, PA – State Theatre *4/5 – Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall Hartford *4/6 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel *4/11 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt ^4/12 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *4/13 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground4/18 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground4/19 – Kingston, NY – BSP Kingston {Back Room Theater} #4/20 – Boston, MA – The Paradise4/21 – Atlanta, GA – Sweetwater 420 Festival4/25 – Charleston, SC – The Charleston Pour House4/26 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar4/27 – Miami Beach, FL – North Beach Bandshell5/3 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitinas5/5 – Pittsboro, NC – Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival5/23 – Martinsville, VA – Rooster Walk 11 Music & Arts Festival5/26 – Napa, CA – BottleRock6/1 – Newport, ME – Branch Fest6/22 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre !6/26 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room6/28 – Bozeman, MT – Rialto Theatre6/29 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat Lounge7/4 – Sandpoint, ID – The Hive7/5 & 7/6 – Whitefish, MT – The Remington Bar7/13 – Snowshoe, WV – 4848 Festival8/10 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Jazz Festival7/27 – Burlington, VT – Tumble Down8/1 – Thornville, OH – The Werk Out8/10 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Jazz Festival8/17 – Cockeysville, MD – Hot August Music Festival8/24 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Druid City Music Festival9/1 – Aspen, CO – Jazz Aspen @ Snowmass* w/ Aqueous^ w/ Butter# w/ Brass Against! w/ Umphrey’s McGeeView Tour Dateslast_img read more