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  • Housing in Le Havre / PHD Architectes

    first_img M+E Engineers: 2013 CopySocial Housing•Le Havre, France “COPY” SCCV Coté Docks-Nacarat Architects: Philippe Dubus Architectes Area Area of this architecture project Housing in Le Havre / PHD Architectes Projects SIBAT ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard photographs:  Sergio GraziaPhotographs:  Sergio Grazia Save this picture!© Sergio Grazia+ 28 Share Area:  4745 m² Area:  4745 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Quantity Surveyor: center_img 2013 CopyAbout this officePhilippe Dubus ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingLe HavreResidentialFrancePublished on August 06, 2014Cite: “Housing in Le Havre / PHD Architectes” 06 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Housing in Le Havre / PHD ArchitectesSave this projectSaveHousing in Le Havre / PHD Architectes Year:  Year:  France Project Manager: Social Housing SIBAT ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard City Hall Architect:Bruno FortierBudget:6,7 M Euros HTLabel:BBCCity:Le HavreCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sergio GraziaRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Arctic White – Colorfeel CollectionWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. Located in the Docks du Havre (76) area, this private ownership, 65-unit congregate housing project renews the venue’s gradually disappearing authenticity. It highlights a few snatches of the old, e.g. this small corner-building that the new building encloses, while expressing its contemporaneous signature with concrete and metallic casing. Following on an initial housing project on the same site, this latest project continues the idea of varying housing types: town houses, stacked dwellings and congregate housing, all of which comes together on three visual levels with unified metallic casing that magnifies Le Havre’s maritime light.Save this picture!© Sergio GraziaVery near the Bains des Docks, designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, the terrain is located in Le Havre’s port area across from the Vatine wet docks. To give the architects direction architect/town-planner Bruno Fortier developed a dialectic between «heavy» and «light» while the project specifications maintained certain historical notes that hallmarked the past and kept it from becoming just another modern commercial development.Save this picture!© Sergio GraziaFour years after initial work done on this venue by the agency, the watchword remained the same, i.e. bring out the local industrial past by accenting its rough material aspects through the use of concrete and metal. A small corner building has been preserved on this site, making it a reference to the past while still part of a very modern design project. But the real booster of the project is its seascape views and the commercial port. The project had to rise. Overlying a high water table, the agency had to put parking garages, businesses and community areas at ground level on a concrete pedestal that automatically lifted the project into the air. This base weds the shape of the preserved corner building. So as not to bury this historical landmark with dominating surroundings, the encircling building heights were lowered and harmonized with its shape. The base then extends gently upwards to raised gardens.Save this picture!© Sergio GraziaThe program encompasses several formats: from studios to 5-room flats, from town houses to small congregate housing with many permutations in-between. The whole is unified by winding pathways in the central garden that enhance conviviality among residents. Both streets are highlighted by six-storey congregate housing buildings. On the dock side there is a low-lying path connecting the existing building to the intermediary housing and two residential floors accessed by passageways. The garden is ringed by town houses. The housing is accessed in several ways: elevators and stairways from the street or the different parking garage levels and hallways and verandas to welcome residents to the intermediary housing. This diversity of access and the varying scales lend the project its highly urbanized style.Save this picture!© Sergio GraziaThe compact plots of the congregate housing are based on a simple principle, i.e. two small units around a central core are framed by two bigger units (3 or 5 rooms) gable-fashion. The biggest units run from right to left and vice- versa every two storeys, creating a staggered, three-layered, stacked facade that affords maximum views. Starting with the three-room units, each enjoys a terrace or a recessed balcony, with the 4- and 5-room units having two. The unit interiors are organized simply with day living spaces (living room, dining room) and night space (bedrooms) surrounding the technical area that includes kitchens and bathrooms.Save this picture!DetailThe project’s volume mass and simplicity contrast with the envelope’s lightness, which is especially sophisticated given the program it encompasses. The outside insulation over the bare concrete is protected by a first sound- and water-proof skin to which the metallic cladding is attached. This called for very precise layout and implementation. The regular perforation pattern is repeated identically on all facades. The recessed balconies can be hidden by sliding trellises—a permutation of the bedroom shutters—that disappear behind the cladding. From the outside the building thus reflects the sky and its surroundings.Save this picture!© Sergio GraziaDespite a tight budget and thanks to the promoter’s trust, the agency was able to deliver a complex project in the finest detail without sacrificing the units’ comfort, the quality of public spaces or the sustainability of the mate- rials used. This fruitful co-operation wasn’t just a one-off affair, for with the same team the agency also delivered a housing estate in Tourcoing in 2006 and the Bois Habité project (Euralille 2) in 2007, both of which were nominated for the Prix de l’Equerre d’Argent. Despite the economically straitened times, the Le Havre housing project sold out quickly, and its residents are delighted with it.Save this picture!© Sergio GraziaProject gallerySee allShow lessB-AND-BEE Introduces Honeycomb Campsites for FestivalsArchitecture NewsHeydar Aliyev International Airport Baku / AutobanSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Le Havre, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Photographslast_img read more

  • Low-wage workers go on strike, fight for $15

    first_imgDes Moines, IowaOn Labor Day workers in the Hawkeye State rallied for $15 an hour and a union.The Service Employees Union (SEIU) and Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement are organizing Iowa workers in the Fight for $15 and preparing them for future battles in the class war being waged across the state. Earlier this year, a series of anti-worker laws enacted by the state was met with fierce opposition by workers.Two Des Moines rallies took place early on Labor Day — one for fast food workers and the other for health care workers. The demonstrations were part of a national day of action in over 400 U.S. cities. Iowa CCI Executive Director Hugh Espey told WW it was “a great day” for holding corporate power accountable and showing community support for Iowa’s workers and their right to organize. ( food workersThe first demonstration was a strike at a Burger King. At 6 a.m., 42 fast food workers from Burger King, McDonald’s and Subway joined nearly 200 community allies in a solidarity demonstration.The night before at 11 p.m., BK workers in Ankeny, Iowa, went on strike. The workers are not being paid overtime while being short-staffed and forced to work in a hot environment with poor air-conditioning. Shift manager Jake Laun told the Des Moines Register that workers deserve better wages, better bonuses and better working conditions. (Sept. 4)Sonia Mae Sayers, who participated in the day of action, is a 54-year-old McDonald’s employee in Des Moines. Despite over 20 years’ experience in the industry, her hourly wage is only $8.50. In an op-ed in the Sept. 1 Des Moines Register, Sayers wrote: “We need to stand together and use our power in numbers to make sure that corporations and our politicians listen.” ( she receives health care through the state, Sayers noted that many co-workers “fall through the cracks” and “millions of underpaid workers” receive no health care whatsoever. “Together, with our allies, we have the power to push back on lawmakers and corporations who have stacked the deck in their favor. We have the power to ensure every person can live a healthy life and dignity on their job.”Health care workersNearly 300 people rallied in solidarity with health care workers at the second demonstration at 8 a.m. Like many Midwest states, Iowa has seen a decrease in manufacturing while the health care industry has boomed.According to the SEIU, Unity Point Health with over 8,000 employees and Mercy Medical Center with over 7,000 are the second and third largest private employers in the region. In 2015 the hospital industry in Des Moines made over $236 million in profits.Health care workers are denied a living wage and adequate benefits despite the massive profits garnered by health care companies. The National Employment Law Project reports that while 1.3 million hospital jobs were added since 2011, 71 per­cent of those jobs pay less than $15 an hour.SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry stated: “Hospitals are the biggest employers in many cities and generate enormous revenues. There is no excuse for them to keep wages so low that thousands of their nursing assistants, housekeepers, and dietary workers live in poverty.” (USA Today, Aug. 31)Tacoma, Wash., hospital worker and SEIU Local 199 NW member Candy King said, “Some workers have to work one or two extra jobs in order to make ends meet because their wages are so low. That is really shameful and terrible for both the workers and the patients they care for.” (SEIU press release)The struggle must continueThe term “living wage” is not hyperbole. A 2016 report in the American Journal of Public Health found that “a $15 minimum wage could have prevented 2,800-5,500 premature deaths between 2008 and 2012” in New York City alone. The study concluded, “Most of these avertable deaths would be realized in lower-income communities, in which residents are predominantly people of color.” (May 6, 2016)Iowa’s $7.25 minimum wage is less than half a proper living wage. The struggle continues!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • Purdue Survey Confirms Decline in Indiana Farmland Values

    first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Survey Confirms Decline in Indiana Farmland Values Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Aug 9, 2015 Name Sym Last Change Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 All quotes are delayed snapshots SHARE SHARE Previous articleSunday OutlookNext articleThirty-one Years at the Fair, That’s A Lot of Corn Dogs Andy Eubank RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Facebook Twitter Results of a new Purdue University survey show farmland values across Indiana fell in the past year, in line with a slight pullback analysts anticipated after a decade-long rally.“The results are about what we expected,” said Michael Langemeier, Purdue agricultural economist and farmland value specialist. “There were no large surprises.”According to the Purdue Land Value and Cash Rent Survey, prices for the state’s top-quality farmland declined by 5.1 percent, from an average of $9,765 an acre in 2014 to $9,266 this year. Farmland considered to be of average quality fell by 3.8 percent, from $7,976 to $7,672, and prices for low-quality land fell 4.8 percent, from $6,160 to $5,863.It was the first time since 2009 that all three classes of farmland declined in value in the same year.Values fell in all parts of the state except the 10 counties in southwest Indiana, where prices rose by 13 percent for the best available farmland.“It was interesting to see land values actually increase there,” Langemeier said. “I think this is the result of the very strong corn and soybean yields in the region last year.”Declines were steepest in areas where farmland prices have traditionally been highest, such as the west-central part of the state, where prices for the most productive land dropped by 11.5 percent.Cash rents also fell statewide – by 2.4 percent for top-quality farmland, 1.3 percent for average land and 2.2 percent for poor land.This was the first year since 1999 that cash rents declined in all three categories.Experts attributed the declines to several factors, including lower commodity prices, which make farming less profitable, and the potential for higher interest rates. When interest rates are low, land prices tend to go up because it becomes cheaper to borrow money to buy real estate.Nearly half of the survey respondents, 48 percent, said they expected farmland values to continue to decline over the next five years with commodity prices remaining lower over the period.The survey was conducted in June by Craig L. Dobbins, professor of agricultural economics, and research associate Kim Cook. More than 200 farm managers, appraisers, land brokers, loan officers, Purdue Extension educators, farmers and other agribusiness professionals were interviewed.The full report is available at Source: Purdue News Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Purdue Survey Confirms Decline in Indiana Farmland Values Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribelast_img read more

  • Some Indiana Farmers Finding Disappointing Soybean Yields

    first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Oct 5, 2020 SHARE Some Indiana Farmers Finding Disappointing Soybean Yields Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Some Indiana Farmers Finding Disappointing Soybean Yields Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.It’s time for another Yield Check from Beck’s. How are soybean yields looking in northern Indiana?“There’s good and bad,” says Beck’s Field Sales Agronomist Travis Burnett. “I’d say overall I think most guys are maybe a little disappointed now that they’re into the beans compared to how they looked early in the year.”He points to August when we had very dry weather across much of the state.“I’d say most of those areas where it got dry, mid-40s is kind of a number that I’m hearing a lot of, 40 to 45-bushel soybeans there where it got really dry in August. However, those places where you were lucky enough to catch rain, I’ve heard field averages in the 70s and 80s. So, it’s really all over the board.”Burnett says Green Stem Syndrome is also impacting some fields in northern Indiana.“Anytime we abort pods late into the reproductive stages, we’ll have a higher percentage of those green stems. So, essentially, there’s a bunch of energy that has nowhere to go. It’s called a source-sink relationship. When there are no pods, there’s nowhere to put all that energy and that energy gets stored in the stem. So, that’s why you’re seeing a lot of that. Typically, if you pull one of those plants, you’ll see there’s very few pods on those plants that have green stems and that’s what’s causing that.”Weather last week was not conducive to harvesting soybeans due to cloudy and rainy conditions, so many moved over to corn. Burnett says corn yields have been very good for the most part.“Again, in the very droughty parts of the state, up in northwest Indiana in the sandier soils, they’re always a week away from a drought up there it seems like, so again where they didn’t catch rain there it burnt up pretty quick and yields are not great, but that’s pretty much par for the course for that area. Other places of the state, I’d say we’re above average corn yields most other places. A lot of 200+ bushel corn up to 240 to 250 in some of the better areas of the state.”Beck’s is dedicated to serving a community of farmers who love what they do and are proud to be farmers at heart. Learn more at Previous articleStimulus Talks Remain Hopeful Before ElectionNext articleSome Indiana Farmers Finding Disappointing Soybean Yields on the HAT Tuesday Podcast Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

  • Media censorship facilitates Thai military coup

    first_img to go further Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom News After the failure of talks between the opposing political factions, the Thai army announced in a nationally televised message yesterday that it was taking control of the government “in order for the country to return to normality quickly.” The television networks are now limited to relaying news and information from the army (see video). Foreign network transmissions have been blocked nationwide. Thai Public Broadcasting Service (TPBS), a public network, tried to broadcast its programs via YouTube, but was shut down by military personnel, who then arrested the network’s deputy director, Wanchai Tantiwithayapitak. May 12, 2021 Find out more May 23, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media censorship facilitates Thai military coup News Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar ThailandAsia – Pacific ThailandAsia – Pacific RSF_en Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information June 12, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Thailand August 21, 2020 Find out more The announcement came after four more TV stations (including Voice TV and Hot TV) and six community radio stations yesterday joined the list of 10 TV stations previously closed by the military.Political comments by analysts and academics have been partially banned, while programmes in which commentators participate cannot be broadcast live. At the end of the day, the soldiers stationed outside certain news media received orders to leave, but without giving these media permission to resume broadcasting freely.In their eighth official communiqué, the armed forces told social networks that to avoid closure, they should remove “distorted” content or content liable to “cause misunderstanding or fuel conflicts.” Together with the Peace and Order Maintaining Command (POMC), a new entity created by the military, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) invited Internet Service Providers to form a group with the job of censoring the Internet. The NBTC said only content affecting “public order and peace” would be censored, to avoid violating fundamental freedoms.“We are outraged by the way the military took control of the media with what now turns out to have been the aim of misleading the public and facilitating its coup d’état,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“After forcing TV stations to broadcast its press releases and saying it did not intend to seize power, the army is now trying to silence all criticism by suppressing independent reporting and unfavourable comments in the media and on the Internet. We call for the immediate end to these censorship policies and the lifting of all the repressive measures adopted since 20 May.”Four media associations – the Thai Journalists Association, the Thai Broadcasting Journalists Association, the National Press Council of Thailand and the News Broadcasting Council of Thailand – issued a joint statement calling on the POMC to reconsider its censorship orders and urging journalists to be careful and responsible in their news coverage.The announcement of the military takeover came two days after the declaration of martial law on 20 May, when soldiers stormed into at least ten TV stations and ordered them to stop broadcasting to prevent “distorted” reports. Amid turmoil and opposition protests often targeting news media last December, Reporters Without Borders did an evaluation of the state of media freedom in Thailand and the threats to its news providers. It concluded by urging the security forces and protesters not to target journalists and media workers, regardless of the political position of the media employing them.Thailand is ranked 130th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Organisation Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five yearslast_img read more

  • Reporters Without Borders welcomes release of Italian journalist kidnapped

    first_img News May 16, 2021 Find out more PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders welcomed the release on 11 September of Italianjournalist Lorenzo Cremonesi, of the Milan daily paper Corriere della Sera,a few hours after he was kidnapped in the Gaza Strip. September 10, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders welcomes release of Italian journalist kidnapped May 28, 2021 Find out more News News Organisation Follow the news on Palestine RSF_en PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information to go further Receive email alerts RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes June 3, 2021 Find out more News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Reporters Without Borders welcomed the release on 10 September of Italianjournalist Lorenzo Cremonesi, of the Milan daily paper Corriere della Sera,a few hours after he was kidnapped in the Gaza Strip.Nobody claimed responsibility for his seizure, but the journalist told hispaper that he thought the kidnappers were members of the Al Aqsa MartyrsBrigade, an armed group linked to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ AlFatah movement.————————————————————————–10.09.2005 Concern about kidnapping of Italian journalist in GazaReporters Without Borders voiced great concern today at the kidnapping in the Gaza Strip on 10 September of Italian journalist Lorenzo Cremonesi, of the daily paper Corriere della Sera, and called for his immediate release.“This is the second time in less than a month that a foreign journalist has been kidnapped there,” it said. “Local and foreign reporters have to work amid great lawlessness. The Palestinian Authority must make plans to seriously protect journalists when it takes control of the territory. We regret that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has not immediately responded to our request on 25 August to take more effective measures to protect journalists.”Cremonesi, the paper’s Arab affairs specialist, was seized in Deir El-Balah by five masked gunmen who witnesses said dragged him out of his car and pushed him into another that drove off towards the Nusseirat refugee camp.Armed men in Gaza kidnapped Mohammed Ouathi, a sound-man for the French TV station France 3, on 14 August and held him until 22 August. last_img read more

  • Saudi Arabia and Egypt : Harrowing Ramadan in world’s worst prisons for journalists

    first_img Organisation April 24, 2020 Saudi Arabia and Egypt : Harrowing Ramadan in world’s worst prisons for journalists News Saudi Arabia and Egypt head the list of the “world’s worst prisons for journalists” and together are holding nearly 60 journalists. Most of them have already been held for long periods so this will not be the first time they are spending the Muslim holy month in detention. The Saudi detainees include Raif Badawi, a blogger who will soon complete his eighth year in prison on a charge of “insulting Islam.” Held in isolation, he is allowed only brief and increasingly irregular phone calls with his family. His wife, Ensaf Haidar, is disturbed that the periods she must spend without any news from him are getting longer and longer. “Spending Ramadan on their own is a terrible additional blow for imprisoned journalists who are already every exposed in what are high risk places during the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “The Saudi and Egyptian authorities must use this traditionally favourable time for forgiveness and clemency to display humanity by freeing them.” June 3, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Receive email alerts RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Follow the news on Middle East – North Africa to go further But this is a new and terrible experience for some. They include Maha Al-Rafidi, a Saudi journalist with the Al-Watan daily newspaper, who was one of the victims of a wave of arrests last September. They also include ten Egyptian journalists who were detained in September, October and November in the biggest wave of arrests since Abdel Fattah al-Sisi became president in 2014. June 9, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News Help by sharing this information RSF_en EgyptSaudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Imprisoned Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Some of the journalists held in Egypt have not waited for Ramadan to deprive themselves of food and liquids. Freelancer Esraa Abdel Fattah began a hunger strike immediately after her arrest on 12 October 2019. A month later, she announced that she was also depriving herself of liquids for 12 hours out of every 24. She was forced to abandon the hunger strike ten days later when her health worsened sharply. June 8, 2021 Find out more News Egypt is ranked 166th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Saudi Arabia is ranked 170th. On what is the first day of Ramadan in most Muslim countries, a period of meditation and reconciliation, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Saudi Arabia and Egypt, two leading jailers of media personnel, to release detained journalists whose isolation is being aggravated by the Covid-19 pandemic. News EgyptSaudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Imprisoned last_img read more

  • 22 year-old arrested in Derry after man is left in a critical condition

    first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Previous articleInvestigation launched after lorry crashes into Foyleside Shopping Centre in DerryNext articleWeather Warning for Donegal admin Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twittercenter_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson A 22 year-old man has been arrested in Derry in connection with a serious assault.The attack occurred shortly before 1am this morning in Waterloo Street area of the city.The victim was rushed to hospital were his condition is described as serious.The 22 year old was arrested a short time after the assault and is helping police with their enquiries. Pinterest Google+ GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath 22 year-old arrested in Derry after man is left in a critical condition By admin – September 11, 2016 last_img read more

  • Balancing the needs of an ageing workforce

    first_imgBalancing the needs of an ageing workforceOn 17 Feb 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Employershave undoubtedly overslept on the issue of pensions and those associated withthe ageing workforce. The Government has a lot to answer for in not waking usup to the crisis earlier, and now, quite rightly, it is in a panic. Thelatest measures to restore confidence do go some way to encouraging greaterflexibility, but employers are under immense pressure to tackle pensionsinvestment and improve communications immediately. The short-term pain ofpensions reform will be worth the long-term gain and should separate the goodemployers from the bad. HRmanagers do not have to be pensions experts, but they do have a responsibilityto act swiftly. There are two key jobs for HR to perform here: to educate theworkforce about the choices they face, and to make business chiefs fully awareof the people repercussions of any decisions they take. Thecritical information about pensions has been hidden in a quagmire of jargon forfar too long. Individuals have to be helped to cut through the complexities,and be encouraged to make informed choices about saving for retirement.Agood deal depends on whether the Government removes the statutory retirementage in 2006.Theconsequences are far-reaching – an older workforce will require new approachesto performance management, reward strategies, recruitment and occupationalhealth to name but a few.  It’snot all doom and gloom – older staff certainly bring enormous benefits to theworkplace – but adjustments will have to made to pander to these strengths andensure appropriate employee engagement. The employers that get the balanceright will be the market leaders of the future.PainfulemotionsTheemployment tribunal process gets trickier by the day, with the latest news thatdamages can now be awarded for injury to feelings in unfair dismissal cases. Whileit won’t apply in every case, there will be nuisance claims from staff whoconsider their feelings have been hurt, or their self-respect has beenaffected. Thisis grim news for the profession, as it overturns 30 years of settled employmentlaw, where awards could only reflect monetary loss. With such nebulousarguments coming forward, it might be more difficult to settle such claims.ByJane King, editorlast_img read more

  • Utah Baseball Sees Two Receive Awards

    first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Despite a disappointing season for the Utah baseball team, the Utes still had some bright spots on the season.One of them was junior outfielder DaShawn Keirsey Jr. who earned all Pac-12 honors for the third straight season.Keirsey, a San Diego product, was also named to the all-defensive team for the third time and ranked third in the conference with a .386 batting average.Keirsey, who is expected to be drafted in June’s Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, led the Pac-12 and was 10th in Division I with 23 doubles, while also ranking sixth in Division I in doubles per game, at 0.46.Keirsey was tied for third in the Pac-12 with 78 hits and tied for second in the league at hits per game with 1.56.He was also tied for fourth in the league for triples (5), seventh in slugging percentage (.609) and eighth in league annals at on-base percentage at 44 percent.Keirsey also led the Utes in runs scored per game with 47 and tied for the team lead with four home runs. Additionally, he added 22 RBI and went 7 of 12 in stolen base opportunities.His teammate, sophomore Oliver Dunn, was an honorable mention all-Pac-12 selection.Dunn, an infielder out of Salt Lake City, is the only Utes player to start all 55 games on the season and tied for seventh in the Pac-12 with four triples.He ranked fifth in league annals with 145 assists and was tied for seventh in double plays, playing a role in 30 of them.Dunn also led the Utes with 33 walks and nine stolen bases, excelling in 9 of 11 opportunities, and tied Keirsey for the team home run lead with four.He was second on the team in batting average (.319) and also amassed 66 hits, 31 RBI, 39 runs scored and posted a .426 on-base percentage. This achievement represents Dunn’s first league honor as a collegian. May 31, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Sees Two Receive Awards Brad James Tags: All-Pac-12/DaShawn Keirsey/Oliver Dunn/Utah Baseballlast_img read more