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Moon House / NH Village Architects

first_imgArchitects: NH Village Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects Photographs “COPY” Moon House / NH Village Architects ArchDaily Photographs:  Hiroyuki Oki Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2018 Year:  CopyAbout this officeNH Village ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVietnamPublished on October 26, 2018Cite: “Moon House / NH Village Architects” 26 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?月亮之屋,越南河内的禅意小住宅 / NH Village Architects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 “COPY”center_img Area:  150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Vietnam ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Save this picture!© Hiroyuki Oki+ 34Curated by María Francisca González Share Vietnam ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Moon House / NH Village ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMoon House / NH Village Architects Manufacturers: Dulux, INAX, AnPhu curtain, KINGLED, VesboSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. The site is located in a typical high density area near the center of Hanoi. What used to be the residential area of old agricultural villages , is now under the process of urbanization. The characteristics of the area are land that tends to be divided small, in many irregular small pieces and narrow road access. The site is only 41 square meters with dimensions 4×12.2×2.6×12.4m and the alley approach is only 1.3-1.5m wide, only enough for motorbike to access. These conditions challenge us to design a house that can be good at natural ventilation and bring natural light into the house as much as possible. We also search for a design that allows the owner to enjoy the chaotic townscape outside from inside while maintaining security.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiAnother challenge for us in this project is that we tried to re-define the lifestyle in the tube-house typology so common to Vietnam by re-questioning the function of each room in the house. In Vietnamese culture, the altar space is a very important and solemn place. Almost all traditional houses are single floor houses with three or five grid lines and the Altar is placed in the middle span, in a formal space near the main activity of the house, like the living room. Meanwhile in the typical tube house – a house typology that is popular in recent decades – the altar space is often located on the highest level of the house. It is difficult to access and normally located separate from the common spaces. We try to design an altar space that is still solemn but easier to access, make it as closed to the family daily activities much as possible. The altar is surrounded with natural light, wind and greenery.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiThe space of the house is designed as one continuous big room and very limited inner walls were introduced. These curve walls and stairs optimize the space of the irregular site constraints and establish a diversity of space while adding a sense of softness.Save this picture!SectionIn Hanoi, the South – East wind direction is preferred and people often open window to take inside during hot summer. The volume of the roof space is designed so the back roof part is much lower than the front, which allows wind and light to reach deep inside the house. Two windows are installed as top lights that help control the wind in the house. The main stair and corridor concentrate at this back and make the space flow continuously from the lower floor space to the altar room. Bedrooms on the first and 3rd floors flexibly open or closed with common space by curtain so that the house could feel open despite its limited floor area.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiThe façade was designed with many oval-shape holes that take natural light in while keeping security for the house without using steel bars on windows as is done for other houses in the area. It also blurs the outside chaotic townscape view from the inside, making the soft connection between the inside space and the lively activity in alley space outside.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiProject gallerySee allShow lesslesom / SozonychSelected ProjectsKampung Admiralty / WOHASelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

The Magic Box Apartment / Raúl Sánchez Architects

first_imgArchDaily Houses CopyAbout this officeRaúl Sánchez ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationViladecansOn FacebookSpainPublished on July 28, 2020Cite: “The Magic Box Apartment / Raúl Sánchez Architects” [Apartamento La caja mágica / Raúl Sánchez Architects] 28 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore 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 2020 “COPY” The Magic Box Apartment / Raúl Sánchez ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Magic Box Apartment / Raúl Sánchez Architects Projects Photographs Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Raúl Sánchez Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Albert Montilla, Valentina Barberiocenter_img CopyHouses, Renovation•Viladecans, Spain Spain Products used in this ProjectStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Sensa® Premium SeriesEngineering:Marés ingenierosStructure:Diagonal ArquitecturaFurniture:VITRAContractor:Ubicaciones y EspaciosRugs:NANI MARQUINACity:ViladecansCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© José HeviaText description provided by the architects. In a two stories old family house located in the center of Viladecans, an industrial town located in the Barcelona belt, a new generation, a couple and their two daughters, decided to refurbish the ground floor, previously occupied by the grandparents, to allocate it to their own home, while the parents will continue living upstairs. Access from the street is shared, and the intervention begins within the entrance hall.Save this picture!© José HeviaSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© José HeviaThe house, with a corner location, is characterized by a structural wall that runs longitudinally and creates two well-defined bays on each side. From the beginning, it was decided not to intervene on the structure, so this wall became a backbone of the new proposal, which did contemplate the demolition of the rest of the interior partitions. In this way, from the entrance, a spacious hall opens, made up of a series of planes/partitions that twin with each other, announcing from the entrance that it is a new language, also opening gaps in the upper areas to allow the light from outside enters this area. Next, a common kitchen and dining space connects to the outside garden, with profuse vegetation, which was respected, connected to the inside through a longitudinal bench that slides into the window opening (enlarged with respect to its original size). The window itself was placed on the exterior face of the facade plan, turning it invisible from the interior, creating the feeling of being in close contact with the exterior.Save this picture!© José HeviaOn the other side of the load-bearing wall, a continuum of rooms is developed, which communicate with their own doors with the access area and the kitchen-dining room; but they also communicate with each other by means of alternative connections, which increases the spatial experience and the interior complexity of the house, since there are always two ways to get to the same place. There are four rooms (three bedrooms and a living room) and three service areas between them. The two smaller bedrooms, intended for the daughters, are actually one same space, in which the magic box is located in the middle: an abstract volume, like a jewelry-surprise box, made of brass, golden and shiny, which encloses the wardrobes, but also a secret passage between the two bedrooms through its central door. This magic box has a height of 210cm (the ceilings are 350cm), and can be climbed on top, making it a place for the girls. The requirement to design a special space for the daughters was present from the very first moment of the project, hence the project itself takes its name from this element.Save this picture!© José HeviaSave this picture!© José HeviaSave this picture!© José HeviaThe material strategy is restricted, but it influences the subtle spatial changes of the project: the flooring of the rooms is made of wood, but it changes its direction on either side of the load-bearing wall; in service areas (bathrooms and lobbies between rooms), the floor changes to white microcement, marking the transition between spaces that these areas represent; brass pretends to be a special material of a precious but mysterious object; lintels and jambs are clad in stainless steel to mark the passage of spaces that, despite being open to each other, change their function (the passage from the entrance hall to the kitchen-dining room; the passage from the kitchen-dining room to the living room ). Finally, a few color interventions were carried out, which subtly highlight the transition between spaces, aligning the color marks with the extension of axes, some of them visible (aligned to constructed elements), and others invisible (corresponding to elements of the design process).Save this picture!© José HeviaSave this picture!© José HeviaProject gallerySee allShow lessTustin Street Adaptive Re-Use / studio d’ARCSelected ProjectsOpen Call: YMAA for Young Moroccan Architecture AwardsBuilt Projects & Masterplans Share Manufacturers: Cosentino, Dekton, FRANKE, ICONICO, VitrA, nanimarquina, Roca, Smeg Save this picture!© José Hevia+ 25Curated by Clara Ott Share Area:  110 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  The Magic Box Apartment / Raúl Sánchez Architects Photographs:  José Hevia Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Products translation missing: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Asthma Society warns the 11,815 people who have both asthma and…

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsAsthma Society warns the 11,815 people who have both asthma and hayfever in Limerick to take precautions with their hayfever this weekend as high pollen levels predictedBy Meghann Scully – July 10, 2020 629 TAGSasthmaasthma societyKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post The Asthma Society has teamed up with Dyson Ireland to launch its Pollen Tracker on The tracker provides an update of pollen levels across the four provinces each day, and a predictor of the pollen levels for the following day.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Sarah O’Connor, CEO of the Asthma Society of Ireland, said: “For the 304,000 people who have asthma and hayfever in Ireland, hayfever can be particularly dangerous. Hayfever symptoms are capable of escalating an asthma attack, which in some cases can be fatal. In addition, people with hayfever experience symptoms which really compromise their quality of life and ability to enjoy the summer months.With the pollen count predicted to increase over the next few days, we are advising all people who have asthma and hayfever to make sure they take precautions and to follow our “top tips for surviving hayfever season” to ensure they do not suffer a fatal asthma attack. Our free Asthma and COPD Adviceline is also available on 1800 44 54 64 and allows you to speak to a respiratory specialist nurse who is trained in asthma and allergies, who will be able to advise you on managing your condition(s).People can also message our new Beating Breathlessness WhatsApp Patient Support Service on (086) 059 0132; which allows patients with asthma or COPD to message a respiratory specialist nurse to get support, advice and information about their condition(s).”Tips to survive Hayfever Season:Keep an eye daily on the Asthma Society’s pollen tracker on asthma.ieSpeak to a nurse on the Asthma Society’s free Asthma and COPD Adviceline (1800 44 54 64) about putting a hayfever management plan in placeUse the Asthma Society’s new Beating Breathlessness WhatsApp Patient Support service for any questions on asthma, COPD, coronavirus or hayfeverTalk to doctor or pharmacist NOW about taking medication to prevent / reduce symptoms. Don’t wait until you feel unwellKeep windows shut in your bedroom at nightKeep windows and doors closed when the pollen count is highStay indoors as much as possible on high pollen daysStay away from grassy areas, especially when grass is freshly cutPut Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollenWear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting into your eyesShower, wash your hair and change your clothes if you have been outside for an extended period of timeAvoid drying clothes outdoors, or shake them outdoors before bringing them inMinimise your contact with pets that have been outdoors and are likely to be carrying pollenCommon hayfever symptoms:Runny nose and nasal congestionWatery, itchy, red eyesFrequent sneezingItchy nose, roof of mouth or throatHeadacheFatigueSwollen blue coloured skin under the eyesPostnasal dripNiamh O‘Halloran, who suffered a near fatal asthma attack because of her hayfever, said: “Most of my friends with hayfever experience the itchy watery eyes, runny nose and itchy throat, etc. But for me, as I have asthma and hayfever, symptoms can be a lot more serious.“It is essential that I manage my hayfever to ensure it does not lead to a serious asthma attack. In my teenage years, I suffered an asthma attack because of my hayfever which nearly took my life and left me in hospital for over a week. It was a terrifying experience and I did not know if I was going to make it.“Today, I make sure to take my anti-histamines, along with all my asthma medications as part of my Asthma Action Plan. Controlling my hayfever is extremely important as it prevents me ending up back in hospital.“I find the Asthma Society’s Pollen Tracker an excellent tool which allows me to prepare and take precautions on any day when the pollen count will be high.” she said. Dr Marcus Butler, Medical Director of the Asthma Society, said:“Managing asthma becomes more difficult over the summer months as the nice weather brings a long and sharp increase in the pollen count. Research suggests that up to 80% of people with asthma notice a worsening of asthma symptoms due to allergies such as pollen, as their bodies trigger an allergic reaction.“I see a drop in asthma control amongst my allergic asthma patients during hayfever season, which leaves them at risk of a more serious asthma attack. It is vital that all asthma patients with pollen or grass allergy have an Asthma Action Plan and prepare for the hayfever season to limit its effects.” he added. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Linkedin For any questions on managing asthma, hayfever or COPD, people can call the Asthma Society’s free Asthma and COPD Adviceline on 1800 44 54 64 to speak to a trained respiratory specialist nurse about managing their condition.center_img Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp THE Asthma Society of Ireland is today warning the11,815 people who have both asthma and hayfever in Limerick to take precautions as pollen levels expected to rise this weekend. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Twitter Previous articleLimerick social enterprise Kitchen Express set to unveil their initiative via ISBC virtual showcaseNext articleTransfer of Galvone properties approved Meghann Scully Facebooklast_img read more

Bank Liable For Fraudulent Online Transaction If Account Holder’s Fault Not Proved : NCDRC

first_imgNews UpdatesBank Liable For Fraudulent Online Transaction If Account Holder’s Fault Not Proved : NCDRC Akshita Saxena8 Jan 2021 9:56 PMShare This – xThe National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) recently held that in case of fraudulent transactions leading to withdraw of money from a person’s bank account, the concerned bank shall be responsible for the loss, not the customer, if it is not proven that the fraudulent transaction had taken place due to account holder’s fault. The ruling was made by Presiding Member…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 National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) recently held that in case of fraudulent transactions leading to withdraw of money from a person’s bank account, the concerned bank shall be responsible for the loss, not the customer, if it is not proven that the fraudulent transaction had taken place due to account holder’s fault. The ruling was made by Presiding Member C. Viswanath, who opined that in today’s digital age, the possibility that the credit card was hacked or forged cannot be ruled out. The NCDRC stated that in a case where the Bank has been unable to prove that the impugned fraudulent transaction had taken place due to account holder’s fault, for example loss of credit card, the Bank shall be made liable for the unauthorized transactions, as it is deemed that there was a security lapse in the electronic banking system through which the transactions had taken place. “Bank cannot rely on arbitrary terms and conditions to wriggle out of its liability towards customers and any such terms and conditions must be in conformity with the directions issued by the RBI which is responsible for safekeeping of the Banking Systems and maintaining checks and balances in the same,” the Commission said. Background In the present case, the Commission was hearing a Revision petition filed by the HDFC Bank against dismissal of its appeal by the State Commission, thereby upholding the order directing the Bank to compensate the customer for fraudulent transaction from her account. The Complainant-customer had stated that the credit card was in her possession when the disputed transactions had taken place. She further stated that the transactions had taken place remotely, several miles away from her actual location and therefore, the reason for the fraudulent transactions must be forgery/hacking of the card or some other technical and/or security lapse in the electronic banking system through which the transactions had taken place. The Bank had on the other stated that the Credit Card must have been stolen and that it is due to the Card Holder’s negligence that she lost safe custody of her card. Findings The Court noted that the Bank had failed to produce any evidence to substantiate its averment that the credit card was stolen or that the Complainant had resorted to any fraud/forgery. “In the absence of any evidence that the credit card was stolen, I hold the Bank for the unauthorized transactions,” Presiding Member C. Viswanath said. The Commission relied on a RBI circular as per which, zero liability will rest with the customer, where the deficiency lies in the banking system. As per Circular dated 6 July 2017: A customer’s entitlement to zero liability shall arise where the unauthorised transaction occurs in the following events: Contributory fraud/ negligence/ deficiency on the part of the bank (irrespective of whether or not the transaction is reported by the customer). Third party breach where the deficiency lies neither with the bank nor with the customer but lies elsewhere in the system, and the customer notifies the bank within three working days of receiving the communication from the bank regarding the unauthorised transaction. In the facts of the case, the Commission noted, (i) The first unauthorized transaction took place on the 15.12.2008. (ii) The said transactions were observed by the Bank on 15.12.2008 itself. (iii) The Complainant’s father was contacted only on 18.12.2008. (iv) On 20.12.2008, within three days of receiving information form the Bank, the Complainant’s father notified the Bank that the transactions were unauthorized. “In such circumstances, therefore, even if the deficiency was not with the Bank, but elsewhere in the system, the Bank will be held liable for all the 29 unauthorized transactions which were effected from 15.12.2008 till the card was hotlisted, i.e. till 20.12.2008,” the Commission said. Reliance was also placed on Punjab National Bank & Anr. v. Leader Valves II, (2020) CPJ 92 (NC), where the Commission while addressing the question of liability of a Bank in case of unauthorized and fraudulent electronic banking transactions, had observed: “The first fundamental question that arises is whether the Bank is responsible for an unauthorized transfer occasioned by an act of malfeasance on the part of functionaries of the Bank or by an act of malfeasance by any other person (except the Complainant/account-holder). The answer, straightaway, is in the affirmative. If an account is maintained by the Bank, the Bank itself is responsible for its safety and security. Any systemic failure, whether by malfeasance on the part of its functionaries or by any other person (except the consumer/account-holder), is its responsibility, and not of the consumer.” Case Title: HDFC Bank & Anr. v. Jesna JoseRelated : Banks Cannot Recover From Customers The Amount Lost By Them Through Online Fraud : Kerala HC [Read Judgment]Banks Liable For Unauthorised Withdrawals Even If Customers Did Not Respond To ‘SMS Alerts’: Kerala HC [Read Judgment] Click Here To Download Judgment Read JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

COVID In Prisons : Consider Shifting Undertrials To Less Crowded Correctional Homes, Bombay High Court To State

first_imgNews UpdatesCOVID In Prisons : Consider Shifting Undertrials To Less Crowded Correctional Homes, Bombay High Court To State Sharmeen Hakim23 April 2021 1:44 AMShare This – xMumbai Arthur Jail Prison (Image : NDTV)In a bid to decongest overcrowded prisons in the State of Maharashtra and therefore prevent the spread of coronavirus in the prisons, the Bombay High Court has directed all the Judicial Magistrates to pass an order on applications seeking transfer of an inmate within 48 hours of the application being filed. A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni was hearing a suo motu public interest litigation on the issue, which the court took up based on media reports indicating close to 200 inmates and over 80 prison staff across various prisons had tested positive for coronavirus recently. There were 249 active covid cases among prison inmates and 97 active cases among staffers as of April 18, 2021. Yerwada Central prison is the most populated 6170 prisons despite an official capacity of merely 2449 inmates. “Having regard to the critical situation prevailing now and in order to ensure that under-trial prisoners lodged in various correctional homes of the State may be required to be shifted to less-crowded correctional homes to achieve equal distribution, and thereby decongest the over-crowded correctional homes, the State may proceed to decide on shifting some of such prisoners based on cogent reasons and we have no doubt in our mind that if an application is made before the relevant Magistrate in this behalf with relevant particulars, such application shall be considered on its own merits as early as possible and preferably within 48 hours of receipt of such application, in accordance with law,” reads the order passed by the bench on April 22, 2021. The direction was passed after Senior Advocate Mihir Desai, appearing for NGO People’s Union for Civil Liberties, submitted that transferring inmates from crowded prisons to lesser crowded ones could be a good option. Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni informed the court that such transfers required judicial orders from the concerned lower court. He cited the case of (2012) 13 SCC 192 (State of Maharashtra & Ors. vs. Saeed Sohail Sheikh & Ors.). As per the data provided by the State to the HC during the earlier hearing, the population of all the prisons across the State stood at 35,124 as against the capacity of 23,217, despite implementing last year’s orders of the Supreme Court, Bombay HC, and lower courts to decongest the prisons, owing to fresh arrests and conviction orders. The High Powered Committee in their last meeting, in May 2020, anticipated that a total of 17,642 prisoners would be released if their guidelines were followed. The total number of prison inmates was 35,239 at the time. During the same hearing, the bench had asked the State to send inmates aged 45 years and above for vaccination immediately upon arrest, if not already vaccinated. The court also issued a direction that any person be tested immediately after his/her arrest and be sent to a permanent prison only if the report shows the person as negative for coronavirus. If the report shows the accused as positive for coronavirus, then, he/she shall be sent to the concerned temporary prison. “Henceforth, immediately upon arrest of an individual on the ground that his complicity in a crime has transpired, the arresting police officer and the officer-in-charge of the police station to which such arresting police officer is attached shall arrange for Rapid Antigen and RT-PCR tests of such arrested accused and if, within a few days of receipt of the report he is remanded to judicial custody, he shall not be lodged in the correctional homes unless the report shows that the virus in him was not detected, or that it is a negative report. In case the arrested accused tests positive, he shall be lodged in the temporary prisons/Covid Care Centres,” the bench had said. The court also directed that video conference facility should be used for producing the accused before the concerned courts and therefore, it was desirable that the time/frequency of inmates being allowed to talk to their family members over the telephone be increased from once a week to twice a week. The court had also sought data on crimes committed after the State’s Government Resolution termed as “Break the Chain” dated April 13, 2021. However, the data submitted by the Advocate General pertained to crimes committed during the years 2020 and 2019. The court, therefore, granted more time to the AG to submit relevant data. The bench will now hear the case on April 27, 2021. Recommendations by People’s Union for Civil Liberties to be considered by the State.-More educational institutions need to be requisitioned for use as temporary prisons, especially in Mumbai, Pune, Nasik, and Kolhapur where the number of new positive cases and overcrowding is very high. Telephone facilities to be provided at these places.-Increase in the number of courts assigned to hear bail matters. -Increase testing as prisoners have complained RT PCR tests are rarely being done.-Vaccination should be arranged in prison to save travel time, few prisoners have been vaccinated.-High Powered Committee must meet to decide a revised criterion for the release of prisoners. -Changing criteria from prisoners alleged to have committed offenses punishable up to 10 years instead of 7 years will help in the decongestion of the prisons, considering prisons like Taloja only have Ayurvedic doctors. -Increase the number of phone booths in prisons. PRAYAS (a unit of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai) made the following recommendations : Magistrates aren’t releasing Undertrial prisoners on PR Bonds, despite references by the Under Trial Review Committees, Prayas’s experience has shown that when UTRC refers cases for release on PR Bond to the trial court magistrate/judge, they do not always take a favorable decision of releasing the UTP on PR Bond. It is suggested that in the current situation, cases identified by the UTRCs for release on PR Bond should be forthwith released on PR Bond by the trial court magistrate/judge. HPC needs to issue fresh guidelines for the release of persons vulnerable to develop severe symptoms of Covid-19 The Under Trial Review Committees (UTRC ) should regularly monitor the list of UTs eligible for release as per the recommendations of the High Powered Committee and receive regular updates on actual releases.Click here to read/download the orderTagsBombay High Court Covid19 Prisons Suo Motu Maharashtra Government Next Storylast_img read more

Keeping in touch with the talent pool

first_img Comments are closed. Keeping in touch with the talent poolOn 1 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today When it comes to finding the right people at the right time, having priorknowledge of who’s available is essential, says Liz SimpsonWhen headhunter Bob Lambert was chief HR officer for the Stride Rite shoecompany, he worked with a ‘world class’ director of executive recruitment namedMary, who focused her energies on extensive networking. Her Rolodex crammedwith 10,000 names, proved that she knew everyone who was anyone in the footwearindustry. That way, she could find out which people were unhappy in their jobsand which bosses regularly drove their staff to seek other positions. Mary’s skill in building trusting relationships, honed and refined over 20years, enabled Stride Rite to target suitable candidates for jobs even beforethey had decided to leave their current company. Although not always a fairassessment, the best talent is typically either working already or onlyunemployed for a very short period. Whether you’re operating in a market of 4 per cent or 10 per centunemployment, the challenge of passive recruitment remains the same: How do youfind the right candidates at the right time – which may involve a completelydifferent pool of individuals than those actively responding to current jobopenings – when you don’t have the benefit of a ‘Mary’? Now head of executive search firm Christian & Timbers’ SouthernCalifornia office, Lambert says there’s no substitute for the personal touch,but he acknowledges the advantages of technology that enables companies toattract, communicate with and – when appropriate – target passive candidateswho otherwise would be off their radar screens. Passive recruitment is a way of maintaining relationships with potentialcandidates who may not be ready to move into your organisation right now – butcould well be in the future. And thanks to the internet, building suchrelationships is easier than ever before. The biggest advantage of this internet-based technology lies in enablingusers to create a ‘community’ of passive candidates who might be willing to jumpship if the position and price are right. Jay Rombach, corporate HR consultant for Royal Caribbean Cruises’ shore-siderecruiting system in Miami, Florida, US, explains how it works for them. “We went live on 1 March, 2001 with’s automated websitesolution. We get around 450 people visiting our jobs website every day, whichgave us the capability to build an online database of individuals who areintrigued about our company and may wish to work for us,” he says.”The fact they don’t need to post a CV but can fill out a personal profilethat’s as anonymous as they wish it to be is certainly a big enticement. “Within six months the system got its first real big test. We’d redrawnour sales regions to create a new area which opened up 15 sales positions. Weobviously needed to fill them quickly, given that these positions driverevenue. We filled all but two of them – which came from employee referrals –using’s technology. The moment a job becomes available the systemsends an e-mail to each well-matched individual in our existing passive pool toask if they’re interested in applying. “From the time we posted these positions to the moment we got the rightpeople on board was around 45 days – which included flying them to Miami forinterviews. What also marked this as a huge success was the fact the monthlysubscription fee we pay for this service is significantly less than what wewould have paid in agency fees had we outsourced this recruiting instead,”he added. Rombach, who’s been a recruiter for 15 years, points out that in the ‘olddays’ someone might have faxed in their CV for a position they’d seen in aSunday newspaper which, if it didn’t meet those specific requirements, ended upstagnating somewhere in a filing cabinet. Not only does this technology helpyou maintain a more effective database, he says, but at the touch of a button,the system can identify those individuals who may have contacted your companyabout a different job at an earlier time and now match the criteria for acurrent vacancy. But specific jobs are not the only things attracting passive candidates tocareer sites. In the wake of the recent corporate scandals in the US,increasing numbers are saying they are most interested in working fororganisations with outstanding employer brands – those known for their ethicalstanding and excellent employee relations. Kim Peters, president of Toronto-based Workopolis, a leading Canadianinternet recruitment and job search firm says: “I would say that the earlyadopters of this technology are large organisations with recognisable brands,which could not keep track of the overwhelming response without it. Even ifthey don’t have an opening for that person today, they may need them in thefuture and so it’s advantageous to be able to maintain a ‘virtual’ relationshipwith them over time. “It’s also a strategic tool that can help any organisation build forthe future. As it matures, it will provide rich data on how long it takes tofill jobs in certain geographical areas or categories. In that way recruiterswill have a more accurate handle on the sort of lead times they need.” There are other knock-on benefits to HR professionals, as Sara Mateer,employment manager at engineering services and satellite hardware manufacturerSwales Aerospace near Washington DC, explains: “Once a member of ourtalent community has expressed interest in a particular position, the relevanthiring manager will require them to answer a set of qualifying questionsonline. These include standard questions around citizenship and education aswell as highly specific ones related to the duties and responsibilities of theposition offered. These responses flesh out the profile and information we haveabout that candidate in the same way as a preliminary phone screening,”says Mateer. “But instead of a third party relaying the intelligence to the hiringmanager, the moment the candidate hits the ‘submit now’ button, theirinformation is delivered immediately to the manager’s desktop, with a copy toHR, and is scored in a way that helps the manager decide which ones are worthinterviewing,” she says. “This is much quicker and effective than thetraditional paper process which helps the hiring manager stay in control oftheir hiring needs – especially important in a highly specialised industry likeours where we continuously need to source qualified candidates ahead ofdemand.” As with all technology, however, the system is just an enabler warns TonyLee, editor-in-chief of the Wall Street Journal’s on-line career site, “The internet has certainly made it easier for people to identifyopportunities and investigate them in a way that helps protect their anonymityuntil an appropriate time – and there are advantages for companies using this kindof technology,” he says. “But if you want to engender any sort ofloyalty from passive candidates, sending them an occasional automated e-mailwon’t cut it.” Many companies have successfully maintained a relationship with outsidetalent through a good old-fashioned ‘buddy system’, he says. “Whencompanies receive an enquiry or a CV from someone, they assign a currentemployee as a ‘buddy’ to e-mail them on a regular basis, keeping themup-to-date with the organisation and establishing a personal relationship withthem over time. “There are advantages in using this kind of technology, but it can alsobackfire as it leads to expectations that you may not be in a position tofulfill,” Lee adds. “For example, you could regularly correspond with1,000 people, but over the course of two years only hire 10 of them. Thatresults in more bad will than good will.” Like most new approaches, online talent maintenance will develop and matureover time and is a big improvement on a paper-based system that did the recruitingdepartment no favours in trying to find and capture the right kind of talent atthe right time. As Christian & Timbers’ Lambert points out: “HR should not just beorder takers, simply trying to find candidates who are interested, qualified andavailable is a full-time job in itself. Hence there’s a lot of potential in aprocess that sources and automates an ongoing communication with large numbersof passive candidates.” From that point on, the more ‘high touch’ you can be with your existing andpotential talent, the more likely you are to capitalise on what comes to youthrough high tech. Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie Canada: Keeping the CVs flowingLike many others who forecast,recruit and retain qualified staff in the healthcare field, Richard Kelly, HRdirector at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, situated 120km north ofToronto, Canada, faces many potential challenges. And the unprecedented growthof this highly desirable city, has had a knock-on effect on the hospital. Theincreased demand for medical workers, required to serve an ageing populationthat is living longer and requires more medical services, currently correspondswith a scarcity of family practice physicians, pharmacists and laboratorytechnicians, as well as some specialist nursing skills. Since it was opened at the end of 1997, demand for most of themedical services and programmes that this community hospital offers hasincreased by 68 per cent. And despite low turnover and long service employmentit doesn’t take a genius to work out that something must be done – soonerrather than later. Kelly therefore entered into a relationship with Workopolis,whereby potential candidates can be connected to career opportunities at thehospital – either via Workopolis’ website or the hospital’s own. As a result,the hospital’s search has been able to take on international dimensions.  “Our recruitment efforts are very much at an internationallevel,” explains Kelly. “The internet gives us broader exposure to agreater source of candidates, but most importantly, it allows us to maintain arelationship with people with rare skills.”For example, we may be looking for more familyphysicians. When someone with such skills contacts us or applies for aparticular position, we can arrange for the system to automatically flag themfor attention. One of the reasons we entered into this programme was to have abetter way of managing the CV flow we currently receive.”Once candidates have registered their information on the hospital’scareer site, any future contact automatically updates that information. Thisconstantly updated database allows regular e-mails to be sent to passivecandidates to see if they’re still interested in working at the Royal Victoria.”The nature of the communication depends on thecandidate’s level of interest,” Kelly says. “It can be short androutine or, if there’s someone we particularly want to establish a relationshipwith, we’ll send them a kit offering information about the hospital and ourcommunity. Whenever we have an opportunity to bring folks to the hospital tocheck out our facilities, we arrange for their spouses to be taken on a tour ofthe city. We tailor that to their interests by sending an e-mail questionnairein advance so we know what they’d like to see while they’re here.”Not surprisingly, Kelly reports a high conversion rate betweenpassive candidates and future employees. Being ahead of the game is an vital to that success.”A key part of recruitment is ensuring that we have ourfull complement of people with appropriate skills, and we’ve been able tomanage that up to now.  But we’re righton the edge when it comes to nursing and pharmacy personnel, and therefore haveto keep on top of this situation. That’s meant taking a much more progressiveand innovative approach than we may have done in the past,” Kelly adds.”We’ve more than 200 family physicians in the area andwhen they go to conferences they distribute information and refer to ourwebsite. Once suitable individuals come online we maintain regular contact.”– Christian & Timbers, global executive search – onlinerecruiting technology –Canadian provider of internet recruitment and job search solutions – SwalesAerospace– The Wall Street Journal online career site Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Guidelines for collecting and maintaining archives for genetic monitoring

first_imgRapid advances in molecular genetic techniques and the statistical analysis of genetic data have revolutionized the way that populations of animals, plants and microorganisms can be monitored. Genetic monitoring is the practice of using molecular genetic markers to track changes in the abundance, diversity or distribution of populations, species or ecosystems over time, and to follow adaptive and non-adaptive genetic responses to changing external conditions. In recent years, genetic monitoring has become a valuable tool in conservation management of biological diversity and ecological analysis, helping to illuminate and define cryptic and poorly understood species and populations. Many of the detected biodiversity declines, changes in distribution and hybridization events have helped to drive changes in policy and management. Because a time series of samples is necessary to detect trends of change in genetic diversity and species composition, archiving is a critical component of genetic monitoring. Here we discuss the collection, development, maintenance, and use of archives for genetic monitoring. This includes an overview of the genetic markers that facilitate effective monitoring, describes how tissue and DNA can be stored, and provides guidelines for proper practice.last_img read more

News story: Forest Gin branches out into new spirits and overseas markets

first_img We’ve been amazed at the reception to our gin from overseas buyers. We’re expecting our exports to grow substantially over the next few years, especially as we continue to find trusted contacts in new markets, with support from DIT. We’re very excited about the launch of Forest Whisky. We’re only the 15th distiller in England to be granted a licence to mature whisky, and to receive pre-orders at this early stage shows how highly regarded British distillers are internationally. We expect to face a few challenges as we grow our exports. The logistics of transporting our porcelain bottles is an obvious one. But support is on hand from DIT to help us connect with distribution partners that we can trust to take maximum care of our products. With the support that’s available, there’s nothing stopping others like us in the drinks business to find a footing in new markets. Husband and wife team Karl and Lindsay Bond have big plans for their new whisky brand – Forest Whisky – to help secure the firm’s future through exporting. They plan to increase their exports to constitute 90% of their total revenue in 5 years’ time.Currently, the family-run distillery’s exports make up 17% of its sales, with its gin sold in 10 countries, including Japan, China, Australia and the US. UK stockists include Harvey Nichols and their gin is available by the glass in the Virgin Trains First Class lounge in London.Interest in the new whisky brand follows repeat orders from distributors in Japan for the firm’s earl grey infused gin over the last year.Forest Gin is the only gin to have ever been awarded 2 separate Double-Gold Medals at the San Francisco World Spirit Awards in 2016, a competition that assesses hundreds of spirits from all over the world.Since starting operations 3 years ago, the business has leveraged worldwide demand for premium products with a clear British heritage to fuel its impressive growth. The team joined trade missions to China, Japan and the US, organised as part of the Food is GREAT campaign, a joint initiative by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Department for International Trade (DIT) to help British food and drink businesses sell their goods and services overseas. Forest Gin Distillery (c) Forest Gin While it’s the Scottish that are typically best known for their whisky exports, ambitious drinks businesses like the Forest Distillery are beginning to fly the flag for English whisky overseas. We’re also currently seeing a surge in demand for British gin from abroad, as part of a so-called ‘ginaissance’, which is the result of excellent products like Forest Gin. UK exports of gin have risen by 19% in the first half of 2018 and are predicted to reach £600 million by the end of the year. This is more than double the value exported in 2008. The US and Australia in particular are hot markets for British gin, and we’d urge any distiller to get in touch with one of our local international trade advisers to find out how they can begin or grow their trade overseas. Paul Stowers, Head of North West region at DIT, said: Founders Karl and Lindsay Bond with their daughter. (c) Forest GinKarl Bond, co-founder of the Forest Distillery said: Online support, find a buyer, and export readiness tools are available at, where thousands of live export opportunities are also promoted.last_img read more

News story: Landmark 1,000th waste shipment achieved in record time

first_imgLLW Repository Ltd (LLWR) has facilitated its 1,000th shipment of waste around the UK and overseas for the year in record time.The landmark figure has been achieved in quarter 3 of the financial year and marks a 30% increase on last year’s record-breaking total at the same point in the calendar.The increased pace of low level waste shipments is testament to LLWR’s success in treating or diverting waste away from disposal at the LLW Repository in Cumbria.Dave Rossiter, Head of Waste Management Services at LLWR, said: “We are diverting increasing amounts of waste, using road and rail, utilising a range of treatment, recycling and alternative disposal routes, such as appropriately licensed commercial hazardous waste landfill sites.“It’s ensuring that our people are busier than ever, arranging transports, but they are certainly up for the challenge.“Around 5% of low level waste is now disposed of at the Repository, down from 95% a decade ago, and that means we are preserving valuable capacity, removing the requirement for a second Repository, at a projected cost to the taxpayer of over £2 billion.”last_img read more

Examining U.S.-Mexico ties in the age of Trump

first_img Related GAZETTE: Let’s talk about the border. What’s the role the border has played in the relationship between the two countries?CARRASCO: One of the problems the border brings is that people always understood the border as a borderline, but the borderline has always been ambiguous. People who lived on both sides of the borderline understood that there was a borderland, which is a much broader territory where Mexicans, Mexican-Americans, and Americans exchanged money, ideas, music, and food over hundreds of years, and therefore this borderline has never been the factor defining the culture of northern Mexico and the U.S. southwest. It has always been a frontera, or borderland, and this borderland has continued to expand. Some people say that the U.S.-Mexico borderland extends from Michoacán to Chicago. So the ambiguity of the borderline is in part what’s behind Trump’s obsession with the wall. He thinks if he can define the borderline with his wall then he can destroy the borderlands. But that’s not possible. He’s haunted by the revenge of geography.GAZETTE: What does that mean?CARRASCO: The United States and Mexico have had this surveyor’s borderline that didn’t do much to define the cultural or political geography of the two countries. Because of the long Mexican presence in the southwest of the United States, the United States has a Mexican imprint in it just as parts of northern Mexico have a U.S. imprint there. And with free trade and globalization, Mexico and the United States have a more complex, dynamic, and also contentious relationship than ever. The idea that the wall is going to divide the United States from Mexico is actually going to divide the United States itself.GAZETTE: What would be the effects of building a wall? Which of the two countries would be most affected by it?CARRASCO: A Mexican economist said recently that the Mexican president should have told Trump, “Go ahead, build the wall, and see what it does to your economy, because it’s going to cause the U.S. more pain and economic confusion than it’s going to cause us.” An immense amount of trade goes back and forth between the two countries, and we now know who benefits the most from NAFTA [the North American Free Trade Agreement]. It’s not Mexico. The two countries must find ways to work together rather than creating this dark fantasy of Mexicans as the big threats to democracy, because they are not. The greatest threats are within the U.S. — the insatiable demand for drugs, the immense production of weapons — and that is in part what was so disgusting about Trump’s speech the other night. It was a broad brush of scapegoating some American problems onto the Mexicans.GAZETTE: Finally, are you hopeful that the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico will improve?CARRASCO: An overview of history shows that the U.S. and Mexico have periods of cooperation as well as antagonism. So there is always hope. I’m hopeful that the new demography can lead to a better democracy in the United States. As for Trump, I have to say that when I saw him on the stage in Mexico, I realized that he had a dangerous precursor. During the Spanish conquest, there was a redheaded conquistador named Pedro de Alvarado. He caught the attention of the Aztecs because of his red hair and cruelty and they called him, partly in jest, Tonatiuh, the sun god. He participated with Cortés in the war to conquer Mexico City and was one of the most boisterous conquistadores. He led one of the most brutal massacres of unarmed warriors, musicians, and artists, which is still remembered to this day in Mexico. He had a very strange end. He was trying to put down a rebellion by Indians, and during the fight, his horse fell on him and crushed him. I think that’s going to happen to Donald Trump’s campaign.This interview was edited for length and clarity. Aided by Harvard experts, officials are tackling housing, pollution, and traffic problems — and solving them The makeover of Mexico City Of the 42 million immigrants who call the United States home, more than 11 million are Mexican. They represent the nation’s largest immigrant group, after Indians and Chinese, according to the Pew Research Center. Over the past three decades, Mexican immigration has surfaced as an issue in every U.S. presidential election, but Republican candidate Donald Trump made it a pivotal part of his campaign from the start. In June 2015, Trump announced his presidential bid with a tirade against Mexican immigrants, calling them criminals and rapists and promising to build a wall along the 2,000-mile border and make Mexico pay for it. A week ago, Trump visited Mexico and displayed a softer side with President Enrique Peña Nieto. It lasted only a few hours. During a speech in Phoenix, he reclaimed his harsh position on immigration and repeated his border wall pledge. The Gazette interviewed Davíd Carrasco, the Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America, who teaches at Harvard Divinity School, Harvard Extension School, and in the Department of Anthropology, about U.S.-Mexico relations and the thorny issues of immigration and the wall.GAZETTE: Donald Trump’s disparaging words against Mexican immigrants are a central part of his presidential campaign. What do these attacks symbolize in the history of U.S.-Mexico relations? CARRASCO: The relationship between the U.S. and Mexico has often been predatory. I see Donald Trump as an example of a predator in the way he posed next to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, as if he was studying his prey, and in the way he tried to dominate the stage. The very same day, Trump came back to the United States, and, in front of a national audience, he debased, demeaned, and victimized Mexican immigrants by painting them in broad brushstrokes as criminals, as dangerous, as a kind of epidemic or existential threat to the United States economy and to the American culture. As a historian of religions, familiar with predator and prey relationships, we call this a process of scapegoating, which looks for a vulnerable member of your kin group to punish for the problems in the clan or the family, and the country itself. The intensity and meanness of Trump’s language is designed to scapegoat the Mexican people for insecurities internal to the U.S. Mexicans have launched several political revolutions within Mexico, each leading to a revitalization of its deep cultural heritage and imperfect struggles in search of an improved civic well-being. They have real capacities to negotiate effectively and work as political partners. Those capacities must be nurtured and supported, not blurred by scapegoating aggressors.GAZETTE: When did the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico begin?CARRASCO: It began with the formation of New Spain, which was settled in the 16th century and 17th century. What is now the southwestern part of the U.S. was part of New Spain long before it was the United States. Between the 17th and the 19th centuries, Spaniards, Spanish-speaking mestizos [a mix of indigenous people and Spaniards], and Mexicans began to populate and shape the culture of what are now Texas, California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, and New Mexico. All the while, indigenous people who had occupied these lands for many centuries interacted with this Spanish-speaking population. It’s important to learn this to understand how deep the historical relationship is between Mexico and the United States.GAZETTE: It also helps us notice how old the Mexican presence in the United States is.CARRASCO: Mexicans were present here even before the United States or the colonies were being shaped. Both Mexican and Spanish-speaking presence in the United States developed way before Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. Spanish was spoken here before English was even spoken in the Eastern seaboard or the territory we now call the United States. But as years went by, after about 1800, Mexicans and U.S. citizens formed a kind of kinship in the areas where they coexisted. They occupied the same territory, the same house, as it were, and they exchanged food, language, and culture, forming mixed families and often bilingual communities. So when Trump insults and degrades Mexicans, Mexicans and Mexican-Americans become defiant because many of us understand how old our presence and contributions have been in the territory of the United States.‘The idea that the wall is going to divide the United States from Mexico is actually going to divide the United States itself.’ —  Davíd CarrascoGAZETTE: The relationship between the U.S. and Mexico has often been filled with mistrust and uneasiness on both sides. When did the antagonism begin? Was it when the U.S. invaded Mexico in the 1840s?CARRASCO: During the Mexican-American war, you had a struggling Mexican government located in Mexico City dealing with territories in its northern frontier that they didn’t have much control over. They ultimately yielded to occupying forces of the United States, and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ceded half of Mexico’s territory to the United States, including Texas, California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and parts of New Mexico, Wyoming, and Colorado. But by that time, there were already thousands of Mexicans living in that area with deep roots. Look at all the names: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nevada, and so forth.last_img read more