Thursday 17 March 2011 9:50 am Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndo John Dunne whatsapp A pan-EU health check of banks currently underway will be useful and more consistent than last year’s flawed exercise but Britain’s own stress-test is tougher, Financial Services Authority Chairman Adair Turner said. “I suspect you will find that our parameters will be tougher and tighter than the European ones. They were last year,” Turner told reporters during a briefing on the watchdog’s prudential risk outlook report.The European Banking Authority is due to publish on Friday the economic shock scenario that some 88 banks across the European Union will have to test to see if they end up with enough minimum capital.“We think the European stress test will be a useful exercise,” Turner said. This will be because of a greater “commonality” and less variability among countries than last year.The results of the EU test will be published in June but the UK won’t publish the results of its own stress test.Turner said that since November 2008, all UK banks have passed the FSA’s rolling programme of stress tests.Turner said the biggest banks will face a capital surcharge above the new Basel III global bank capital requirements that come into effect from 2013.“My own belief at the moment is we will end up with a global agreement for some level of surcharges. The debate is fundamentally about how much rather than whether or not there will be some,” Turner said. “There is a significant global support for an element of equity. The argument that equity is the best form of it has significant support around the world,”The debate now centres on what sort of “exchange rate” there could be so that a surcharge made up of pure equity would equal a larger amount in less a pure form of capital such as contingent capital or CoCos, Turner said. Tags: NULL whatsapp More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com FSA says UK bank tests will be tougher than in Europe Show Comments ▼ Share
Projects Architects: Pokorny Architekti Area Area of this architecture project Weekend House / Pokorny ArchitektiSave this projectSaveWeekend House / Pokorny Architekti Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/204463/weekend-house-pokorny-architekti Clipboard Save this picture!© Dano Veselský+ 16 Share “COPY” CopyHouses•Povazska Bystrica, Slovakia Houses Slovakia 2011 Weekend House / Pokorny Architekti Area: 130 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Photographs: Dano VeselskýText description provided by the architects. At the very beginning of the weekend house’s design was client’s quite vague idea of a „Slovak traditional wooden house somewhere in the mountains of Central Slovakia“. Save this picture!© Dano VeselskýRecommended ProductsSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHotel ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood at World Hotels Salinda ResortsWoodEGGERCompact LaminatesWe ran a thorough analysis of the available facts and at the end we decided, that as our client lives in a little village Nosice, but works in Slovak’s capital plus he owns a nice area right behind his current house overlooking the local mountains Javorniky, the most logical thing (to avoid yet more travelling with the family over the weekend) would be to build his weekend house there, where he lives, right in his existing garden in Nosice. Save this picture!© Dano VeselskýThe core of the weekend house is a two storeys high gathering/living/eating space with a tile stove. This core is functionally extended by a roofed atrium and wellness area on the ground floor and two loftlike bedrooms on the 2nd floor. Save this picture!exterior studyThe construction is made of layered and insulated wood pannels on the critical corners reinforced via steel profiles. The interior/exterior concept is based on the original idea (“traditional wooden house”) visually transformed in the fully wooden skin as from the outside (thermo pine) so from the inside (larch slabs) together with a up to date furnishing.Project gallerySee allShow lessAustralia House Proposal / Andrew Burns ArchitectArticlesPortuguese architect Paulo David selected as 2012 Alvar Aalto Medal recipientArticles Share CopyAbout this officePokorny ArchitektiOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesPovazska Bystrica3D ModelingSlovakiaPublished on February 03, 2012Cite: “Weekend House / Pokorny Architekti” 03 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“COPY” 2013 Houses Projects DR Residence / su11 architecture+design United States Save this picture!Courtesy of su11+ 16 Share DR Residence / su11 architecture+designSave this projectSaveDR Residence / su11 architecture+design Architects: su11 architecture+design Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769971/dr-residence-su11-architecture-plus-design Clipboard CopyHouses•Darien, United States “COPY” Photographs: Courtesy of su11Construction Firm:Prutting & Co. Custom BuildersProject Manager:Hart MarlowClient:Dreiss/RoppArchitect In Charge:Erich Schoenenberger, Ferda KolatanCity:DarienCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of su11Recommended ProductsWoodAccoyaTimber Cladding on Stadtcasino Basel ExtensionWoodBruagChoosing Exterior Perforated Panel MaterialsChairsB&B ItaliaArmchair – JensText description provided by the architects. This single-family home is a new construction, which had to adhere to the L-shaped plan and overall building envelope of an older house. In addition to these external constraints, three major components drove the conceptual ideas for the project: The context (geographical/historical), the specific treatment of the building envelope, and spatial-programmatic continuity. In combination, these three aspects aimed to create a unique house with a bold contemporary expression without appearing too alien to its environment.Save this picture!Floor PlanWe took our initial inspiration from the barn, a popular building type in Connecticut. We were mainly interested in two of the characteristics of this type. First, we wanted to anchor the project within a historical and geographical context. Second, we were intrigued by the abstract qualities of these compelling objects. Their specific treatment of volume, apertures, and overall geometry interested us as tools to estrange conventional ideas of residential housing.Save this picture!Courtesy of su11We began by altering the original L-shaped volume through carving maneuvers in response to functional and programmatic elements. For instance, the partial outward leaning of the second floor results in a deepening of the façade and therefore a better shading/thermal performance for the bedrooms. It also allows for cutting back roof overhangs, thus accentuating the volumetric character of the design, while still protecting the outside perimeter. Other carvings reflect programmatic and circulatory conditions of the interior and create deliberate distortions of the envelope, which play with our concepts of perspective and depth-of-field.Save this picture!SectionOn the interior the angular play of the façade generates thick walls for programmatic use and spatial continuity. The client’s wish for openness, maximization of views and light is met without sacrificing functionality or usability. The geometrical pivot point of the L-shape becomes the spacious double-height stairwell/entrance area around which activities such as cooking, dining, playing, relaxing, entertaining, etc. organize freely and without strict demarcations.Save this picture!Courtesy of su11Project gallerySee allShow lessIntroducing ArchDaily EssentialsArticlesMy ArchDaily: How to Create Your Very Own Architecture LibraryArchitecture News Share Year: 2013 Photographs ArchDaily Year: CopyAbout this officesu11 architecture+designOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDarienUnited StatesPublished on July 13, 2015Cite: “DR Residence / su11 architecture+design” 13 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Katherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/ Twitter Previous articleHoroscope: October 28, 2019Next articleTCU staff get a second shot at an education Katherine Griffith RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printAfter being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a member of her staff, Rep. Katie Hill, D-Cali., announced her resignation Sunday. RedState.org posted screenshots of text messages between Hill and one of her staffers.The messages show that Hill and her office’s legislative director, Graham Kelly, shared inappropriate photos and engaged in intimate conversation. According to CNN, Hill originally denied any relationship with Kelly.Hill was considered a rising star in the Democratic party. ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in a US raid Saturday.President Trump announced that former ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed Saturday. His death marked the end of a years-long search for one of the world’s most wanted terrorist’s. Baghdadi claimed the ISIS caliphate over parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014. According to CNN, U.S. President Donald Trump’s order to withdraw troops from Syria had a major impact on the planning of the operation.After al-Baghdadi’s death, U.S. troops recovered highly sensitive material about future plans and operations for the Islamic State, according to the Associated Press.The US received praise from the Saudis, Turkey and Egypt for their efforts. Two people killed after shooting at Texas A&M-CommerceTwo people were shot and killed at a Texas A&M-Commerce Halloween party in Greenville, Texas early Sunday morning.Authorities at the scene of a deadly shooting in Greenville, Texas. (Photo courtesy of Washington Post)At around 12:05 a.m. at an event space called “the Party Venue,” a gunman opened fire and killed two people, and injured ten.According to the Washington Post, attendees of the party have not been cooperating with authorities.California’s governor declares statewide emergency SundayThe statewide emergency was declared as more than 200,000 residents have been forced to evacuate their homes due to the ongoing wildfires throughout the state. Millions of residents also remain without power after the state cut large amounts of it over the weekend with hopes of preventing more wildfires.According to the Associated Press, the biggest wildfire evacuation was in Northern California’s Sonoma County over the weekend. One hundred-eighty thousand people were told to pack up and leave, many in the middle of the night, after the ongoing Kincade Fire grew more than 66 thousand acres.California fire officials said Monday that the fire is only 5% contained. Katherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/ + posts Katherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/ Second phase of Fort Worth Zoo renovation project to open in mid-April Reservations at TCU Recreation Center in high demand due to pandemic guidelines Winter storm benefits businesses around TCU Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook ReddIt Katherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/ Katherine Griffith Linkedin Katie Hill announces her resignation. (Photo courtesy of CNN.) Facebook Twitter Spring athletes get another year of eligibility Welcome TCU Class of 2025
Facebook U.S. FDA Grants Breakthrough Device Designation to Vascular Perfusion Solutions for its Visionary VP.S Encore™ Cardiac Transport Device Twitter Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Pinterest SAN ANTONIO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Vascular Perfusion Solutions, Inc. (VPS) a Breakthrough Device Designation for its groundbreaking VP.S Encore™ oxygenated perfusion cardiac transport device. The patent-pending technology uses oxygen to enable preserving vascularized tissue for eight hours, and more, doubling the viability of organs beyond the current standard of care. As a self-contained device, VP.S Encore™ provides portability (fits in the overhead compartment of a commercial airliner), affordability, and ease of use. “We are thrilled that our VP.S Encore™ device has received a breakthrough device designation. VPS now has the priority to interact more quickly with the FDA, moving us closer to bringing VP.S Encore™ and its lifesaving technology to patients across the country, and eventually, the world,” said Leonid Bunegin, Chief Scientific Officer at VPS. In the U.S. alone there are now more than 110,000 men, women and children on the national waiting list who hope to receive an organ transplant. Unfortunately, more than half of all donated organs are rejected because they cannot reach patients in time. Presently, organs available for transplant can remain viable for only 4 to 6 hours, which severely limits the travel distance to waiting recipients. The FDA created the Breakthrough Device Designation program to provide patients and health care providers with timely access to lifesaving medical devices by expediting their development and prioritizing their assessment and review. VPS received the designation in recognition of its effort to transform the world of organ preservation, resuscitation, and transport by removing the obstacles of time and distance with the creation of VP.S Encore™. While the VP.S Encore™ device is focused initially on heart transport, it will later be extended to other organs, such as kidneys, livers, and lungs. It also will provide a platform for future uses, such as skin growth for burn victims. About Vascular Perfusion Solutions (VPS) Vascular Perfusion Solutions, Inc. is a development and early-stage company, formed for the purpose of commercializing new, unique, and innovative oxygenated perfusion, preservation, and resuscitation solutions for the body’s organs, limbs and other vascularized tissue. Visit www.vascularperfusion.solutions to learn more. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005820/en/ CONTACT: Media Contact: Marcie Casas, GDC 210-884-8070 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FDA MEDICAL DEVICES OTHER HEALTH HEALTH CARDIOLOGY SOURCE: Vascular Perfusion Solutions, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 03:33 PM/DISC: 02/08/2021 03:33 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005820/en Previous articleNo. 11 Bama looks to extend streak vs S. CarolinaNext articleChicago Cubs announce deals with OF Pederson, 2 pitchers Digital AIM Web Support TAGS Facebook Local NewsBusiness Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp
Related posts:No related photos. Anyone who questions the incessant drive to “transform” work and workplaces is in danger of being called a Luddite. Increasingly, however, they are also likely to be called a doctor. There is now overwhelming evidence that new work styles are making us sick – literally – and on an unparalleled scale. Second only to musculo-skeletal problems as a cause of sickness absence, stress at work now afflicts about 5 million workers, or one in five of the working population. If the numbers suffering directly or indirectly from work-induced stress all got sick around January, the media would unhesitatingly label it an epidemic. Britain is now suffering from a stress epidemic.Particularly chilling for management strategists is the evidence that it’s the way they’re continually re-designing work that is intensifying the problem. Change programmes rarely assess what specialists know as the psycho-social risks of new work design. Too often the result is redefined or new jobs with low skill content, low job control, low involvement, and poor role clarity. From there, it’s a short journey to mental health problems.A policy paper, New Work, New Stress, published by the Industrial Society this week, warns that the problems of stress are more complex than policy makers appreciate. The Health and Safety Commission acknowledges that the standard approach to risk assessment centres around visible hazards. Explaining why the Approved Code of Practice is not yet viable, HSC experts accepted that there aren’t “currently any clear, agreed standards of management practice against which an employer’s performance in managing a range of stressors could be measured”. But a starting point for employers would be to distinguish between different kinds of stress in their organisation. A Harvard School of Public Health study has produced convincing evidence that executives and managers who largely control or prioritise their own tasks experience different stress from lower paid, less influential colleagues. Not altogether surprisingly, the decision makers’ stress was much less health-threatening. It’s striking that corporate health promotions concentrate on the individual’s responsibility for controlling stress-related illness, rather than the organisation’s accountability for dealing with the problem. Witness the initiatives that headline healthy eating, fitness, or counselling – it’s not that these can’t help, but they obscure the fact the job is almost certainly what is making people sick. A longer term answer is to build a real awareness of how change and particularly job design will impact on people into corporate decision making. A radically new approach to risk assessment, in other words. That will require managers with skills to spot signs of job strain and deteriorating mental health, and knowledge of what to do about it. The prize will be healthier employees and a much healthier organisation – in every sense. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Stress epidemic from changing work stylesOn 26 Sep 2000 in Personnel Today
Previous Article Next Article Case round-upOn 1 Dec 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Our resident experts at Pinsents bring you a comprehensive update on all thelatest decisions that could affect your organisation, and advice on what to doabout them.Landeshauptstadt Kiel v Jaeger, ECJ The latest ECJ ruling on on-call hours and working time * * * * The claimant was a German doctor who was required to work sixperiods of on-call duty (worked at the end of a normal days’ work) each month.During the on-call hours, the doctor had to remain at the clinic and carry outhis professional duties as required, although he could sleep when not working.The doctor did not actually work for more than 49 per cent of the on-callhours. He successfully argued that the on-call hours constituted working timeand, consequently, that his working pattern contravened the Working TimeDirective as he was not receiving the full daily rest periods to which he wasentitled. The ECJ followed its earlier decision in Simap, in which it ruled that timespent on-call amounted to working time if the worker was required to remain atthe place of work, on the grounds that the worker was “working, at theemployer’s disposal and carrying out his activities or duties”. In Jaeger,the clinic tried to argue that the ability of the doctor to sleep when notworking made a difference, especially as less than 50 per cent of the on-callhours were spent actually working. This argument was rejected by the Court, which reconfirmed that the hourswould count as working time if the employee was required to be at the place ofwork, regardless of whether or not the employee could spend some of those hoursasleep. There had been no restriction on the amount of time the doctor could beasked to work, he was required to be present at a place determined by theemployer and to be available to provide services immediately on demand. The arrangement meant that the doctor had toremain apart from his family and social environment and had less freedom tomanage his time. National legislation could not designate these hours asfalling outside the “working time” definition. The working pattern therefore contravened the entitlement to rest breaks. The ECJ confirmed that working time and rest periods are mutually exclusive.Even working time spent asleep by the doctor could not be counted as part ofa rest period. Jaeger was entitled to a daily rest period of 11 hours, unlessone of the exceptions in the Directive applied. The relevant derogation permitsa reduction in the daily rest period entitlement on the express condition thatthe worker receives an equivalent period of compensatory rest. Compensatoryrest periods must immediately follow the extra working time that they weresupposed to counteract. What you should do – Remember that what counts as “working time” is relevant not onlyto the weekly working time limit but also for other rights under the WorkingTime Regulations, such as rest periods – Examine carefully the impact of on-call or overtime hours on compliancewith the Working Time Regulations – If full rest periods are not given, ensure that the worker receives animmediate compensatory rest period before starting work again – Remember that the opt-out from the 48-hour average weekly working timelimit was reviewed in November and the European Commission may decide toabolish it. Case of the month by Chris MordueEmployees transferred under TUPE keep early retirement benefitsMartin v South Bank University, ECJECJ decides that early retirement benefits transfer under TUPE * * * * * The applicants transferred to South Bank Universityfrom their National Health Service employer, under Transfer of Undertaking(Protection of Employment) regulations. Their NHS contracts incorporated termsin a collective agreement (the Whitley Council terms), section 46 of which gavethem rights to certain payments in the form of lump sums and annuities onvoluntary early retirement and early retirement. These payments were notreplicated under the university’s pensions scheme. The employees were offerednew contracts by the university and told they would not be able to continuetheir membership in the NHS pension scheme. The applicants chose to remain ontheir NHS contracts, rejecting newcontracts, but joined the Teachers’ Superannuation Scheme. The applicantsaccepted an offer of early retirement but asserted entitlements to receive thepayments under the NHS pension scheme. The ECJ ruled that the NHS pensionrights transferred under TUPE and formed part of the applicants’ transferredrights, which could not be varied to their detriment on the transfer of theundertaking.This case follows the ECJ ruling inBeckmann last year in taking a narrow approach to the exclusion of occupationalpension benefits from the transfer of rights and obligations under TUPE. TheECJ confirms that only rights in relation to old age, invalidity or survivor’sbenefits are not transferred under the Acquired Rights Directive on which TUPEis based. The payments in this case were not old age benefits as they were not”benefits paid on the departure of an employee at the end of his or hernormal working life as laid down by the general structure of the pension schemeof which he or she is a member”.These payments were triggered by the grant of early retirementarising from the contract of employment, an employment relationship or acollective agreement. The university had the power to decide to grant earlyretirement and remained bound, like the transferor, by the rights andobligations laid down as the consequence of such a decision.The scope of this decision is unclear. It affects alltransferees who have taken on staff from the NHS under TUPE where staff wereentitled to the benefits of section 46 of the Whitley Council terms. In thesecases, potentially expensive obligations to make lump sum and annuity paymentswill be triggered – not just on redundancy after the age of 50 but on the grantof early retirement. The proviso to this is that the obligations in this casewere set down in a collective agreement and would not survive the terminationor re-negotiation of the collective agreement. The ECJ considered it unnecessary to elaborate on thecircumstances under which terms and conditions can be changed to the detrimentof employees on or after a transfer. It concluded that merely harmonising theterms of transferring staff with those of the transferee’s existing workforcewould indicate that the variation was connected with the transfer and thereforeinvalid.What you should do– Transferees who have taken on staff from the NHS whosepre-transfer terms and conditions included Whitley Council terms should be carefulbefore offering early retirement or making redundancies. Such actions wouldseem to trigger entitlements to lump sums and annuity payments, which theemployer would have to fund– A more extreme option would be to terminate the transferringcontracts and offer employment on new conditions. This would be effective tochange the contracts but would generate automatic unfair dismissal liabilitiesunder TUPE. Employees would have only a limited time to bring unfair dismissalclaims and the quantification of loss may be difficult to establish. Suchaction should not be considered without specific legal advice– Transferees should be careful to obtain indemnities againstearly retirement liabilities. This should be done in all TUPE scenarios whetherthe transfer involves a business purchase or outsourcing/contractor changeover,and whether the transferor is in the public or private sectors– The case confirms the difficulty of changing terms andconditions after a TUPE transfer. Transferees should consider effecting suchchanges other than as a mere harmonisation of the transferring terms with thoseof its pre-transfer workforce, for example by waiting to revise contractsacross its workforce. Related posts:No related photos.
THE INSTITUTE OF HUMAN VIROLOGY FACULTYPOSITIONBaltimore, MarylandAs part of the ongoing expansion of the Institute of Human Virology(IHV; www.ihv.org) invites applications for faculty positions atthe ranks of Assistant, Associate or full Professor,commensurate with independent research experience. However, rankand tenure status are dependent on the candidate’s qualifications.Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degrees and atrack record of high-impact and creative research.Formed in 1996 as a partnership between the State of Maryland, theCity of Baltimore, and the University of Maryland, IHV combines thedisciplines of basic science, epidemiology and clinical research ina concerted effort to speed the discovery of diagnostics andtherapeutics for a wide variety of chronic and deadly microbialinfections and immune disorders. As a dynamic research institutenow at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, all IHVfaculty members hold appointments in School of Medicine departmentsand have access to resources and benefits thereof. Successfulcandidates are expected to maintain active research programs andparticipate in department teaching and service opportunities.Consideration of candidates will begin upon receipt of applicationsand will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.The University of Maryland, Baltimore and the University ofMaryland School of Medicine are equal opportunity/affirmativeaction employers. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to sex, genderidentity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, nationalorigin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any othercharacteristic protected by law or policy. We value diversity andhow it enriches our academic and scientific community and strivetoward cultivating an inclusive environment that supports allemployees.Qualifications :Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degrees and atrack record of high-impact and creative research