House in Ningyo-cho / K+S Architects

first_imgSave this picture!© Hiroshi Ueda+ 20 Share CopyHouses•Chuo, Japan Year:  Japan House in Ningyo-cho / K+S Architects “COPY” 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Architects: K+S Architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaThe wall is made by the plaster boards with dry joints, and painting with special coating. Floor finishing material is the cork tiles as a street outside. We can approach to the deck of the third floor, as if we walk in a street lane ”Roji”. The upper small rooms are located to be accessible by the stairs. They feel the warm sunshine and natural breeze through the urban canyon by the roof windows. The roof terrace is so useful and precious as a private small garden in the urban canyon.Project gallerySee allShow lessCustomi-Zip / L’EAU designSelected ProjectsCooroy Studio / JMA ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Projectscenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2014 CopyAbout this officeK+S ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChuoHousesJapanPublished on April 08, 2015Cite: “House in Ningyo-cho / K+S Architects” 07 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore 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 Photographs photographs:  Hiroshi UedaPhotographs:  Hiroshi UedaStructure Engineer:Ken NagasakaMechanical & Electorical Engineering:K+S ArchitectsGeneral Contractor:Aoki koumutenArchitects In Charge:Nobuya Kashima, Aya SatoCity:ChuoCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hiroshi UedaRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsText description provided by the architects. Surrounding environment.Rebuilding of a house at Nihonbashi-Ningyo-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.The house is built near the main street, and there are many old and new restaurants and shops around here. Almost all of the buildings has shops on the 1st floor, and houses or offices on the upper floor. There are many medium-size apartments and offices on the south of this site, so this site cannot get enough sunlight. Many four-storied of buildings are densely built in this area, so we have to consider about getting light and breeze well.Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaTo keep living.It is so hard to live for the only function of house uses in high potential area. We need to spend an excessive construction cost for the fire resistance performance, and for the long piles to reach the deep supporting soil. Even with that, why keep living in this place, the reason is that the area has deep communications, precious human relationship, and charms of this town. They feel proud of living in this town with history.Save this picture!Section BBIf we overlook the high-rise buildings, we concern about that the apartments become less connected with community. As a solution, we designed the environment that bound in close association with the town, with expectation that this space will be inherit to appeal of town, even if small space. Finally we settled a plan to design a reasonable house after consideration of peripheral vacant houses.Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaOpen for the town.To bound in close association with town, we made a balcony facing the street. And we design the vertical lattice of woods as the elements to inherit the sense of the town which produces flexible connection with the town in everyday life or festival, events. A parent household has privacy enough to go to the backrooms.Save this picture!Third Floor PlanWe plan a child household’s space to connect with town through the big windows, and to draw the town atmosphere. With imaging the future, we designed two separate holds. However each families will be close relationship in the future. So a child household’s living is the place where each families can gather, or as their workplace. Keeping a relationship with the town enabled this house not only to be used as a house, but also can be developed for other purposes. Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaThe place to draw in the atmosphere of the town.We designed that a child household draws in the atmosphere of the town into the house, and to the roof terrace. The stairs and entrance floor are made by rough concrete, the same as a porch floor. Living and dining have high cellings connected with the upper deck. ArchDaily Area:  54 m² Area:  54 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses House in Ningyo-cho / K+S ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Ningyo-cho / K+S Architects “COPY”last_img read more

House in Mukainada / FujiwaraMuro Architects

first_imgPhotographs:  Toshiyuki Yano Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  82 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses “COPY” Photographs CopyHouses•Japan “COPY” Year:  House in Mukainada / FujiwaraMuro Architects Projects Save this picture!© Toshiyuki Yano+ 24 Sharecenter_img ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeFujiwaraMuro ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJapanPublished on January 27, 2017Cite: “House in Mukainada / FujiwaraMuro Architects” 26 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Read commentsSave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 House in Mukainada / FujiwaraMuro ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Mukainada / FujiwaraMuro Architects Manufacturers: Sanwa, KOUSEI, NISSINSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformText description provided by the architects. Clients desired a house suitable for an elderly couple where gardening could be enjoyed. They also wanted a large space to be able to run a variety store and host a gallery or workshop in future.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoTherefore, we proposed a house with a planted walkway outside of the house. Outside of the house, we created wide rounded-shape earthen floor (doma) connected to the house. By planting flower and trees in and around the earthen floor (doma), the walkway appears. Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoMaking the most of existing Japanese dogwood trees, the house is located diagonally to the site with consideration given to a view of mountains on the road side, daylight from the south and misalignment of eye lines from adjacent lands.Save this picture!Floor PlanAfter the completion, the house becomes a gathering place for people, including parents and children of the owners living nearby. The atmosphere of the house will continue to change as the plants grow.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoSave this picture!SketchSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoProduct Description. Western Red Cedar timbers are used for exterior wall and Oak and Kempas floorings are used for interior floor so that the client can enjoy aging of architecture with growth of plants in the garden. Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoProject gallerySee allShow lessApartment House Prenzlauer Berg / Barkow LeibingerSelected ProjectsBed One Block Hostel / A MILLIMETRESelected Projects Share Architects: FujiwaraMuro Architects Area Area of this architecture project Japanlast_img read more

Orange brightens up London for UNICEF

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Mobile telecommunications company Orange is to illuminate nine of London’s most famous landmarks with seasonal images to help raise funds for UNICEF.Passers-by can vote for their favourite image by text message. Text messaging fees – 18p from Orange customers and a minimum of 6.5p from other operators – will be donated to UNICEF.UNICEF UK’s Special Representative Ralph Fiennes has selected a specially designed UNICEF image to appear among the rotating projections. It is not up for vote but to remind Londoners of children across the globe that are in need of support and aid. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Events Orange brightens up London for UNICEF  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Endorsed by the Greater London Authority (GLA), the illuminated sites will include Wellington Arch, The National Gallery, The Imperial War Museum, Tate Britain, St Mary Le Strand, 10 Trinity Square, The National Theatre, Royal Exchange and Queen’s House. Orange claims that ‘Brightening Up London’ is “a world-first” and gives Londoners and the nation “a seasonal gift that has never been seen on this scale before”. Orange customers can customise their phones with images from the campaign by downloading them from the Orange World portal, where the full schedule of illuminations is also available. Howard Lake | 10 December 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland is launched

first_img  28 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Howard Lake | 4 November 2006 | News HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has announced the establishment of ‘Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland’, with offices in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness.The launch follows the finalisation of a merger with HIV and sexual health charity PHACE Scotland, and a successful bid to provide services in the Highlands. THT Scotland’s offices will cover Greater Glasgow and Clyde, the Grampian and Highland regions. Susan McDonald, who was previously Chief Executive at PHACE Scotland has taken up the role of National Director for Scotland at Terrence Higgins Trust. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland is launched Speaking at the launch, she said: “As well as strengthening our existing services, we’ll have an increased ability to lobby at Holyrood and Westminster and we’ll be expanding the team by recruiting for a Scottish policy and public affairs officer this week.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Volleyball falls to Rice, swept for second-straight match

first_img + posts Linkedin ReddIt Cap and gown shipments delayed, off-color versions handed out for 2020, 2021 graduates Alexandra Preusser Twitter Alexandra Preusser Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Previous articleFootball falls to SMU for first time since 2011Next articleSwimming and diving teams dominate in home opener Alexandra Preusser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printTCU volleyball (5-5) was swept by Rice (11-1) on Saturday despite outside hitter Audrey Nalls’ sixth match this season with double-digit kills. This was the Frogs’ second-straight match to fall via a sweep, as they fell 3-0 to SMU last Wednesday. Nalls, the Big 12 Rookie of the Week, finished with 10 kills and seven digs. Though TCU had a 12-9 lead in the first set, a 6-1 Rice run was too much for the Frogs to handle, and they fell behind 1-0. Rice continued this momentum into the second set, leading the entire way and taking a defining 2-0 lead. The third set showed off the Horned Frogs’ strong offensive chemistry, as they hit .556 en route to a 13-13 tie midway through. Another run by the Owls, this one 5-1, silenced any hopes TCU had of coming back, and Rice completed the sweep. The Horned Frogs had produced 35 kills and committed 13 errors. Looking to avoid a three-game losing streak, TCU will travel to Norman, Okla. to play the Sooners at 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Director of baseball operations shares her journey into sports Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site to open Saturday outside of Amon G. Carter Stadium Alexandra Preusser is a sophomore journalism major and business minor from Wilmington, North Carolina. She has worked with TCU360 as a sports journalist. She is also an intern with the TCU Athletics Communications Department. Facebook Alexandra Preusser TCU Gives Day raises money for scholarships and department funds Alexandra Preusser Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt Alexandra Preusser TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks After being named to the Preseason All-Big 12 team, Katie Clark certainly has some added pressure to perform for TCU this fall (Photo courtesy of Facebooklast_img read more

European Commission response to media law “inadequate”

first_img Follow the news on Hungary Hungary’s leading independent radio station taken off the air Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU RSF_en February 17, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 European Commission response to media law “inadequate” May 4, 2021 Find out more HungaryEurope – Central Asia HungaryEurope – Central Asia News June 2, 2021 Find out more Swedish Reporters Without Borders awards press freedom prize to a Hungarian news sitecenter_img Receive email alerts to go further Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders criticised today as “inadequate” the response ofthe European Commission’s Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes toHungary’s controversial new media law and urged the country’s MPs to amendthe measure.It said Croes’ demands to the Hungarian government were “in the right direction”but “not enough to remove all the threats to media independence and freedom”since the law was passed on 23 December last year.“The Commission has recognised that certain points of EU law are beingcomplied with and has challenged the law’s dubious notion of ‘balanced news,’but is strangely silent about the crucial setting up of a media council and thepowers it will have,” the worldwide media freedom organisation said.“The new law allows foreign media to escape penalties but threats will still hangover local journalists and bloggers. Threats to the privacy of sources, which isvital to investigative journalism, also remain.”“The Commission is however offering the Hungarian government and parliamenta face-saving way out and a last chance to make substantial changes in a lawwhich is still in large part totally unacceptable.”“We call on Hungarian MPs to assume their responsibilities and remove allaspects of the law that conflict with EU directives. Setting up a media councilwith all the powers it will have must be cancelled.”“We deplore the ‘official’ silence of the European Parliament, which has simplydebated the issue and not passed a resolution clearly condemning a law whichtarnishes the EU’s good reputation for defending media freedom.”“The credibility of the European Parliament’s media freedom resolutions dependson its ability to react quickly and coherently. We also urge all the EuropeanParliament’s political groupings to contact their Hungarian colleagues andpersuade them to hold serious discussions with all those concerned by the newlaw.” Organisation News News February 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Man Fights Off Armed Attacker During Parking Lot Argument

first_imgPublic Safety Man Fights Off Armed Attacker During Parking Lot Argument Published on Friday, August 5, 2016 | 2:13 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Make a commentcenter_img Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Top of the News Police arrested two Pasadena men for involvement in an alleged armed robbery at the parking lot of a 7-11 store on Lake Avenue and Orange Grove Blvd. Thursday night.Pasadena Police Lt. Mark Goodman said the suspects were alleged to have threatened a 33-year-old man, also a Pasadena resident, with a gun as they were arguing in the parking lot at 690 N. Lake Avenue.“During the argument, one of the suspects produced a handgun and threatened the victim with it,” Goodman said. “A physical fight ensued between the victim and that suspect, during which the suspect stole a piece of jewelry from around the victim’s neck. After stealing the piece of jewelry, both suspects entered a vehicle and fled the location.”With the suspects gone, the victim was able to report the incident to the police department.Goodman said officers responded to the scene and after investigation were able to identify the suspects – one, a 25-year-old man, and the other a 38-year-old man – both of whom are from Pasadena.The suspects were arrested not far from the scene of the incident. Goodman said he could not release the names since investigation was ongoing.“The victim sustained a minor injury during the incident but did not require medical treatment,” Goodman added.Officers did not recover the handgun used in the armed robbery. The victim’s jewelry was not recovered, either.Detective section personnel are conducting follow-up investigation on the case, Goodman said. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Photos: Now-open Tompkins Center for History and Culture celebrates region’s past and future

first_imgITHACA, N.Y. – The list of speakers at the grand opening of the Tompkins Center for History and Culture was more than 20 people long, a program that just hinted at the breadth of community partnerships behind the center’s creation. Hundreds of people turned out Friday night to celebrate the historical exhibits, gallery spaces and visitors center at the new non-profit hub on the Ithaca Commons.The Tompkins Center is more than four years in the making and brought together stakeholders from county, city and state government, regional business and tourism associations, and myriad foundations and non-profit organizations to raise funds for the comprehensive renovation of the former Tompkins Trust Building at 110 N. Tioga St. Rod Howe, who will step down from his position as executive director of The History Center in Tompkins County later this year, was at the heart of it all.“Every project like this starts with a crazy, harebrained idea, and that was Rod,” Martha Robertson, chair of the Tompkins County Legislature, quipped at Friday’s ribbon-cutting. She thanked a slew of partners for stepping up to champion Howe’s idea and bring the project to fruition.(Devon Magliozzi/Ithaca Voice) Devon Magliozzi The new center is home to 12 partner organizations: Discover Cayuga Lake, The Discovery Trail, The Tompkins Chamber, Visit Ithaca, The Dorothy Cotton Institute, The Susan M. Christopherson Community Planning Center, The History Center in Tompkins County, Historic Ithaca, Wharton Studio Museum, Community Arts Partnership, Ithaca Aviation Heritage Foundation, and the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. Representatives from each were present Friday to say a few words and show off their new workspaces.(Devon Magliozzi/Ithaca Voice)(Devon Magliozzi/Ithaca Voice)Visitors took in exhibits examining the region’s human history – indigenous and colonial – in the main first-floor gallery space. In the center of the hall, the reconstructed Tommy plane that made its centennial flight last fall offered a tribute to Ithaca’s industrial past and enterprising present. In a renovated bank vault, guests made their way along a Tompkins County timeline while surrounded by artifacts from across the ages.(Devon Magliozzi/Ithaca Voice)(Devon Magliozzi/Ithaca Voice)Beyond the historical exhibits, a pair of musicians entertained visitors perusing art in the Ithaca College Gallery while a local author signed books in the Downtown Visitor Center. A wine tasting showed off the region’s agricultural roots and evolving foodways, while local beers proffered from a small third-floor office pointed to how thoroughly the bank space has been repurposed.(Devon Magliozzi/Ithaca Voice)During his remarks, Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick said opening a center highlighting regional history is not meant to romanticize the past. “For many, history is a dark stain,” he said. By remembering our history, he said we can do better to protect people across lines of class, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender and sexuality moving forward.Many speakers professed hope that by offering space for new collaborations the center would enhance the region’s diversity and advance inclusivity.Echoing the opening blessing by Sachem Sam George, Howe’s remarks began with a simple invitation: “Skä•noñh. Welcome.” Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzi Tagged: event, History Center in Tompkins County, ithaca commons, tompkins center for history and culture, tompkins chamber of commerce, tompkins trust building last_img read more

Los Angeles public school teachers to stay on picket lines as talks continue

first_imgKABC-TV(LOS ANGELES) — As marathon talks to end the Los Angeles teacher strike were reportedly “making progress” Monday, union representatives told educators to report to picket lines on Tuesday even if a tentative agreement is struck.Negotiations between the United Teachers of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District stretched into the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday as many teachers took a break from their labor action.“We are making progress,” the UTLA said in a statement posted on the union’s website Monday.Even if an tentative agreement is reached, teachers will not be going to back work immediately, the union said.“Report to picket lines as usual in the morning on Tuesday,” the statement said.Details of the negotiations have not been released. Union and district officials have agreed to keep what happens at the bargaining table confidential while talks continue.Tuesday will mark nine days since more than 30,000 public school teachers walked out of classrooms and hit picket lines for the first time in 30 years.Union officials said that if a tentative agreement is reached, it must be ratified by teachers before they head back to the classroom.“Our members voted 98% to authorize a strike, and when we end the strike it will also be up to our members to ratify any tentative agreement,” the union said in its statement on Monday. “We continue to bargain for an agreement today and will keep you posted.”Representatives of the UTLA and the LAUSD resumed contract negotiations on Friday at the urging of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a potential 2020 candidate for U.S> president.The teachers have asked for a 6.5 percent pay hike retroactive to July 1, 2016, smaller class sizes and for the district to add about 1,200 support staff positions, including nurses, librarians and counselors.School district Superintendent Austin Beutner said last week that the district doesn’t have the money to meet all of the union’s demands.But Beutner expressed optimism that both sides can reach a compromise and break the impasse.Beutner added that in the first week of the strike the district lost about $125 million in state revenue payments based on student attendance.Schools have remained open in the district with substitute teachers filling in, but only about a third of the nearly 600,000 students in the district have been attending classes. Many students and their parents have joined teachers on picket lines.UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl has called the strike a “fight for the soul of public education” in Los Angeles.The union has been attempting to get a new contract for two years with no success. Caputo-Pearl said another big sticking point in the negotiations is the union’s objection to the proliferation of charter schools in the district.About 1 in 5 Los Angeles public school students attend a charter school, the most of any school district in the nation. Charter schools are privately managed and most are nonunion.“If we allow this movement to win, then our schools will be privatized, our students will have less equity and less access, and our jobs and our healthcare will be attacked,” said Caputo-Pearl at a rally on Friday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. This week’s lettersGershon report has a limited portrayal of public sector HRIn relation to the Gershon report (24 February, page 1), and as someone whohas almost exclusively worked in the public sector, the report doesn’t reflectHR practice in the wider public sector, such as local government, the policeand the NHS. Within the public sector, a range of performance measures/metrics areapplied nationally, regionally and locally as part of a robustperformance-management regime which, for example, requires local authority HRfunctions to review costs against staff numbers. It also compares a range ofother indicators, such as investment in staff training, and the management ofsickness absence. All the current evidence provided via a range of professional bodies, suchas the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Societyof Personnel Officers in Government (Socpo), prove effective HR managementleads to an effective workforce and better performance. The various inspection regimes, such as comprehensive performance assessment(CPA), ‘best value’ and the Government’s own inspection teams, such as Ofstedand HMIC, also recognise the importance of HR in delivering better services.The proposals are entirely at odds with the Accounting for People Taskforcereport, and the value HR can add to businesses. I also contest David Samuell’s assertion that public sector HR departmentsare bigger, and don’t work strategically across various functions. HR’s role in local government is about being a strategic business partner,which often means dealing with a larger, more diverse workforce than manyprivate sector employers. Samuell may be confusing the fact that public sectorHR often includes training and development, health and safety and occupationalhealth staff, and not just ‘HR’ people. Stephen Moir Head of HR, South Tyneside Council People management is key to better work With regard to the Gershon report (24 February, page 1), the outcome of thefirst round of comprehensive performance assessment, the Pay and WorkforceStrategy and Pay Commission Report and our own research, all point to the vitalrole of people management in the improvement process. We need to build HRcapacity to support this process. However, much of the ‘processing’ in HR andpayroll can be reduced by the effective use of information, communication andtechnologies, and the development of e-HR approaches. Some of this work can beoutsourced very effectively. Smaller local authorities could provide these services, which would alsopermit the employment of higher-level HR staff with some of the skillscurrently in short supply. Lack of control over processes – through badly-written contracts orpartnership agreements, for example – can prevent authorities carrying outstrategic management functions properly. The in-house team needs to knowexactly what it will get from outsourced or shared services. Rob Pinkham Deputy executive director, Employers’ Organisation for local government Time voluntary firms got a brand new look The Women’s Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS) is a voluntary organisation withmore than a 65-year track record, 95,000 volunteers, 2,500 staff and, if we arehonest, a rather quaint and cosy image. It needs to change if it is to get akey position in an increasingly competitive world. We need to win more contracts from local authorities and NHS trusts; weshould compete for funds rather than rely on Government funding, and attractnew volunteers from diverse backgrounds, while keeping our valued volunteersmotivated and enthused. We have to deliver the best service against competitionfrom commercial agencies, and we should be more vocal about the issuesaffecting our clients. The guiding principles of change management apply to the voluntary sector asmuch as the private sector, and include building a strong benefits case and acompelling picture of the future, and giving staff the confidence to succeed intheir new world. Winning hearts and minds may be an old adage, but in today’s world ofchoice, it is more relevant that ever. WRVS is a people organisation facingchange, which can be unsettling, but it should be set as an expectation andpart of the contract for which our staff are paid. Communication and consultation is essential. Both staff and volunteers mustunderstand the reasons for change and, most importantly, the benefits. Ourprogramme, Capturing the Spirit, consults with volunteers about how to expressthe essence of what WRVS does, and regular ‘TalkBack’ sessions give volunteersthe chance to speak to the chief executive, directors and managers and havetheir voices heard. Cascading communication means staff learn of changesface-to-face from team managers, a familiar contact with whom they have arelationship of trust. Change can threaten these valued relationships. We have to get it right to takeour volunteers with us on the change journey and attract new ones along theway. Getting it wrong will lose our greatest asset. Jane Comben Director for people, WRVS Equal pay audits will soon be mandatory Despite the recent media attention and exhortations from Government, theEqual Opportunities Commission and trade unions to address inequities in paypractices, employers are still shunning equal pay audits (HR Hartley, 24February). Equal pay remains firmly in the ‘much too difficult’ box, and just gettingthe basics in place to undertake an audit is an uphill battle. There is alsothe fear of the implications of an audit on pay bills. Equally though, pay auditing is not necessarily about paying people the samefor doing the same job. It is about understanding and justifying why you paythem differently. Shouldn’t those who contribute more to an organisation berewarded for that effort? Doesn’t supply and demand dictate that market forceswill ensure some jobs command higher salaries than others? Can anyone arguethat Premiership footballers have the same job size as chief executives ofmajor plcs? Yet they earn similar salaries because of what the market will payfor their particular skills. If the gender gap in pay continues, it is only a matter of time before anequal pay audit becomes mandatory. Legal action by a worker is costly,time-consuming, reputation-damaging and stressful for employers. An equal payaudit will offer reassurance to those already demonstrating robust practice. Itcan also be a catalyst for less sophisticated employers to work with theirtrade unions or staff representatives to develop a more coherent reward policyto reduce the risk of equal pay claims. Being a fair employer is good for business. And what’s more, the predictedsignificant UK skills shortage should be inspiring organisations to introduceconsistent and defensible pay policies which help them to respond to the new‘sellers market’ in skills and talent. Jane Phillipson Associate director, Hay Group CIPD barriers are all there for a purpose The cost of obtaining Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development(CIPD) qualifications has been discussed in your columns. There are two important issues. First is the comparison of the costs ofgetting CIPD membership with the costs of obtaining any other professionalqualification. If you want a qualification as an accountant or a solicitor, thecosts are considerably higher. Admittedly, HR doesn’t pay as much, but we mustat least aim to bring our professional standards to those levels. And any profession has barriers to entry. They are necessary to maintainwage rates at an appropriate level. In HR, the barriers include the difficultyof obtaining a professional role in HR, and the costs and work involved inobtaining professional qualifications. It is in the interests of both the CIPDand existing members that those barriers are in place – if anything, theyshould be raised. Unfortunately for those seeking entry to the profession, there is a price tobe paid, but it is hoped that it is worth paying. Investment in your own humancapital is always a difficult decision, but it is necessary for both theindividual and the profession. Studies have shown that obtaining a professionalHR qualification does tend to lead to a higher salary. It’s rather a case ofbread today, in the hope of jam tomorrow. Ian Davidson Details supplied Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. LettersOn 9 Mar 2004 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more