HALAMAN The Courtyard House / ZERO STUDIO

first_imgPhotographs:  Prasanth Mohan Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Design Team:Hamid MM, Hafeef PK, Shabna K, Kadeeja Rashaa, Nidhin Raj KJ, Aashish J, Aneesh, Ahammed Shafeeque, Issudheen, Nidheesh, Vyshakh, Shahabas, JasiraMep Contractor:NasserPainter:MajeedCarpenter:SujithIndustrial & Glass:Glass FabFurniture & Furnishings:Sarfaras NiyasCity:AluvaCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Prasanth MohanRecommended ProductsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemThe courtyard house – Set in a packed residential area in Aluva, a town in Kerala with a typical dense fabric, this house feels like an escapade to serenity from all the urban commotion. The clients, an NRI couple, wanted a house for their family of six, with their two kids and the husband’s parents. They had a complete understanding of what the site offered: a corner plot surrounded by trees and roads on either sides, sharing borders with two other houses. They dreamed of having spaces curated entirely for them and their briefing about their to-be-home, rooted out of an extensive research, made it easier as well as challenging at the same time.Save this picture!© Prasanth MohanSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Prasanth MohanSave this picture!© Prasanth MohanSimply put, this house is a modern, minimalistic one with original rustic finishes with a lot of greenery inside and spaces that are personal and intimate, well lit and ventilated naturally. Challenge was to fit in the requirements that were at par with a spacious home, to a relatively small site of 10 cents located in a packed setting wherein you didn’t have the luxury of planting a lot of vegetation at the cost of your space to build.Save this picture!© Prasanth MohanDesign – Thus, with the given requirements, the house almost takes over the site. In extracting the maximum from a context that is fairly complex, open planning of the interior played a key role.  All the major spaces such as family living, dining and kitchen all merges in to one; opening out to a large internal courtyard, which is the major source of natural light and ventilation for the house. This resulted in an inward looking house which essentially opens out as the user enters from the chaos outside; to a large volume that is accentuated with elements such as greenery, natural light and water.Save this picture!© Prasanth MohanSave this picture!Sections 01Save this picture!© Prasanth MohanA huge rectangular hanging -concrete planter box marks the main entry to the interior. The user enters viewing the large courtyard which is open to sky and in the ground almost half of it is covered by a water body with a floating deck to sit on. The palettes of colors are chosen from the neutral to original shades without compromising the uncluttered appeal of the interiors. Large door and window openings complement the openness and frame the view towards exterior landscape which is mostly retained. Along with the main courtyard and the water body; skylights, floating roofs with ventilator slits help keep the interior temperature and humidity level at check.Save this picture!© Prasanth MohanSave this picture!Sections 02Save this picture!© Prasanth MohanThe process behind delivering personalized and intimate spaces for each of the users from a common volume was very much intense and the design ultimately went about having some delights like the extended bridge in stair landing, private balcony overlooking the mango trees, the terrace planters, the bay windows and the fore room wherein the semi-open roof brings in the monsoon rains and otherwise glimpses of the starry night sky. These are spaces that emote varying moods where the user can spend time working out, reading and meditating, or also self musing, dreaming and do nothing!Save this picture!© Prasanth MohanProject gallerySee allShow lessContainer Campus of Jiangxinzhou Middle School / ADINJUSelected ProjectsIppo Kitchen / Studio dLuxSelected Projects Share Architects: ZERO STUDIO Area Area of this architecture project India Civil Contractor: Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Hettich, Bellissimo, Trimble Navigation, Vyom CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Aluva, India Structural Engineering Consultants: “COPY” Diseno Structurals Hamid MM,Hafeef PK Sachin Dev CT Interior Carpenter: Year:  Photographs HALAMAN The Courtyard House / ZERO STUDIOSave this projectSaveHALAMAN The Courtyard House / ZERO STUDIO Landscape: Sahyadri Gardens Save this picture!© Prasanth Mohan+ 35Curated by Hana Abdel Share CopyAbout this officeZERO STUDIOOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookAluvaIndiaPublished on July 14, 2020Cite: “HALAMAN The Courtyard House / ZERO STUDIO” 14 Jul 2020. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Lead Architects: “COPY” Rajesh Elmek Solutions PMC: Houses ArchDaily HALAMAN The Courtyard House / ZERO STUDIO ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943527/halaman-the-courtyard-house-zero-studio Clipboard Siju Muttathadam 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943527/halaman-the-courtyard-house-zero-studio Clipboard MEP: Area:  3200 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

EPA Asking Corn, Oil for Input on the Next Phase of…

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News EPA Asking Corn, Oil for Input on the Next Phase of U.S…. Previous articleNPPC’s In-Person World Pork Expo Set for JuneNext articleFCC App Helps Find Rural Broadband Coverage Gaps NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter The Environmental Protection Agency wants industry groups to give input on where the future of U.S. biofuel policy is heading after the current phase finishes in 2022. Four sources told Reuters that this is a new opportunity for the oil, corn, and biofuel industries to reshape the Renewable Fuel Standard, the source of a bitter dispute between the industries for more than ten years.Under the regulation, the EPA will have discretion over the annual mandated biofuel blending volumes from 2023 forward, taking over that responsibility from Congress. Oil and biofuel groups have begun to meet with the EPA and talk about ways the agency could handle the RFS after that date.While the EPA declined to comment to Reuters, some groups like the American Petrochemical Institute say they want the EPA to use the RFS to encourage increased use of advanced and cellulosic biofuels instead of conventional biofuels like ethanol.Brooke Colman of the Advanced Biofuels Business Council says the EPA shouldn’t discourage conventional biofuel production in favor of other biofuels.“Any plan that displaces biofuel with biofuel is an innovation-killing non-starter that would cannibalize the industry revenue needed for investment in innovation,” Colman says. SHARE By NAFB News Service – Apr 18, 2021 SHARE Facebook Twitter EPA Asking Corn, Oil for Input on the Next Phase of U.S. Biofuel Policylast_img read more

Court gives editor four years in prison for libelling president

first_img October 7, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court gives editor four years in prison for libelling president News April 6, 2020 Find out more November 27, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Reporters Without Borders strongly condemned the Sierra Leone high court’s decision to sentence Paul Kamara, the founder and editor of the daily For Di People, to a total of four years in prison for “seditiously” libelling President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah. Kamara was convicted under the Public Order Act of 1965, the repeal of which has been repeatedly but unsuccessfully requested by the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ). to go further Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders today strongly condemned the Sierra Leone high court’s decision on 5 October to sentence Paul Kamara (photo), the founder and editor of the daily For Di People, to a total of four years in prison for “seditiously” libelling President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah.”The victim of unceasing harassment by the judicial apparatus, Paul Kamara must be freed immediately”, the organisation said. “This heavy sentence at the end of a trial full of legal quibbling looks more like a harsh punishment for a dissident voice than a fair decision aimed at keeping the peace.”Reporters Without Borders said the Kabbah government had ignored calls from Sierra Leone’s journalists to repeal the law which it uses to crack down on its press critics and which enabled the court to impose such a heavy prison sentence on Kamara.Noting that the tasks assigned to the local UN mission, UNAMSIL, under Security Council resolution 1562 include monitoring and promoting respect for human rights, the organisation called on the mission to encourage the government to “decriminalise press offences, as other countries in Africa have done”.The Freetown high court No. 2, presided over by Justice Bankole Rashid, sentenced Kamara to two 24-month prison terms to run concurrently. The manager of John Love Printers, Brima Sesay, was sentenced to two six-month prison terms to run concurrently, or a fine of 10,000 leones (about 5 euros). The owner of the printers, Lovette Charles, and its administrator, Joseph Charles, were acquitted. Kamara was taken from court to Freetown prison.The offending article appeared in the 3 October 2003 issue of For di People. Headlined “Speaker of Parliament challenge! Kabbah is a true convict !”, it reported that a commission of enquiry had in 1968 found Kabbah – then finance minister – guilty of fraud. It also said it was unconstitutional of the parliamentary speaker to maintain that Kabbah enjoys immunity from prosecution as president.Kamara has had repeated run-ins with the authorities. He was convicted under the Public Order Act of 1965, the repeal of which has been repeatedly but unsuccessfully requested by the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ). It provides for prison sentences for libel and establishes that printers and vendors of can be prosecuted for the “crime” as well as journalists. Reports March 29, 2020 Find out more Sierra LeoneAfrica Organisation Follow the news on Sierra Leone News Sierra LeoneAfrica News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africalast_img read more

HSB Introduces Workplace Violence Insurance for Small Businesses

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 16, 2021– HSB, part of Munich Re, today announced a new workplace violence insurance coverage for small to mid-size businesses, providing counseling, crisis communications, lost business income and security services to help companies and their employees respond and recover after a violent event. HSB Workplace Violence Response coverage includes a security assessment and recommendations, guard services, and counseling for employees and their immediate family members. “With violence rising in today’s workplace, incidents can happen to any business,” said Stephanie Watkins, HSB senior vice president. “The economic loss can be severe, and many smaller businesses don’t have the resources to help employees cope. We designed our coverage to help small to mid-size businesses respond quickly and effectively when violence strikes.” HSB Workplace Violence Response coverage helps support businesses and their employees as they respond to and recover from a threat or an act of physical violence that involves a weapon and occurs at the worksite. Unlike some other insurance programs, HSB’s workplace violence coverage includes the area within 100 feet of the client business and has a broad definition of “weapon.” It also can cover events that don’t involve a weapon but result in a workplace homicide. Small Business Owners Worry About Increasing Workplace Violence HSB Workplace Violence Response coverage responds to a growing need for insurance and services designed specifically for the needs of smaller businesses. In a recent HSB-sponsored survey of small and mid-size businesses, one-third of those responding believed that incidents of workplace violence are increasing and nine of ten said workplace violence can happen at any type of business. The statistics support their views: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports nearly two million people suffer from workplace violence every year and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health estimates those incidents cost employers more than $120 billion. HSB Workplace Violence Response coverage is available as an endorsement to the small business policies of property-casualty insurance companies that partner with HSB. Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB) HSB, part of Munich Re, is a multi-line specialty insurer and provider of inspection, risk management and IoT technology services. HSB insurance offerings include equipment breakdown, cyber risk, specialty liability and other coverages. HSB blends its engineering expertise, technology and data to craft inventive insurance and service solutions for existing and emerging risks posed by technological change. Throughout its 150-year history HSB’s mission has been to help clients prevent loss, advance sustainable use of energy and build deeper relationships that benefit business, public institutions and consumers. HSB holds A.M. Best Company’s highest financial rating, A++ (Superior). For more information, visit www.hsb.com and connect on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Munich Re Munich Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, primary insurance and insurance-related risk solutions. The group consists of the reinsurance and ERGO business segments, as well as the capital investment company MEAG. Munich Re is globally active and operates in all lines of the insurance business. Since it was founded in 1880, Munich Re has been known for its unrivalled risk-related expertise and its sound financial position. It offers customers financial protection when faced with exceptional levels of damage – from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake through to the 2019 Pacific typhoon season. Munich Re possesses outstanding innovative strength, which enables it to also provide coverage for extraordinary risks such as rocket launches, renewable energies, cyberattacks, or pandemics. The company is playing a key role in driving forward the digital transformation of the insurance industry, and in doing so has further expanded its ability to assess risks and the range of services that it offers. Its tailor-made solutions and close proximity to its customers make Munich Re one of the world’s most sought-after risk partners for businesses, institutions, and private individuals. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216005788/en/ CONTACT: Dennis Milewski Phone: +1 (860) 722-5567 Mobile: +1 (860) 534-0623 Email:[email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CONNECTICUT INDUSTRY KEYWORD: GENERAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DATA MANAGEMENT MENTAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGY SMALL BUSINESS OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ENGINEERING INSURANCE HUMAN RESOURCES OTHER TECHNOLOGY HEALTH MANUFACTURING SOURCE: Hartford Steam Boiler Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/16/2021 09:07 AM/DISC: 02/16/2021 09:07 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216005788/en Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Facebook HSB Introduces Workplace Violence Insurance for Small Businesses Twitter Previous articleWinning numbers drawn in ‘Two Step’ gameNext articleBringCom Completes Pan-African Fiber Ring Network Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  last_img read more

Parents pen letter to GE candidates as Convoy creche to close

first_img Facebook Parents pen letter to GE candidates as Convoy creche to close Twitter Previous articleAmbulance response times in Inishowen back under microscopeNext articleCasey confirms he’s to run in Dublin West & Donegal News Highland Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – January 22, 2020 Parents whose children attend an after school service in Convoy have written an open letter to all Donegal Election Candidates urging them to do what they can to keep the service from closing.It’s after the owners of Smart Steps announced that due to the ongoing insurance issues facing the sector, they are not in a position to keep the facility going.It’s understood that last year, Smart Steps received a mere fraction of DCYA funding awarded in previous years, and despite their best efforts, they have no option but to shut their doors on February 28th.Concerned parent Helen Cleary says there’s still time for politicians to act:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/heldfgdfgdfgdfencleary.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA AudioElections 2020Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

4-H’ers have new options

first_imgLatest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Registration deadline for both projects is March 18 so 4-H’ers who want to participate should not linger in getting their registration forms in to the Extension office. The cost of the pigs for the Pig Pen project is $75 each with a maximum of two pigs per 4-H’er.“A limited number of pigs is available,” Wesley said. “The pigs will weigh from 40 to 60 pounds when they arrive and will be available for pickup sometime around the last week of May or the first week of June. The pigs will be shown at the 2016 Pike County Fair the first week of October.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The 4-H Cackle Club is for all 4-H’ers who are interested in backyard egg production. Emily Rolling, 4-H agent, said 4-H’ers between the ages of nine and 18 are eligible to become members of the Pike County 4-H Cackle Club. “Our Cackle Club is designed to help 4-H’ers learn to produce healthy chicks, become aware of business practices, develop record-keeping skills and realize the pride of accomplishment,” Rolling said. Skip Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Pike County Extension Office is offering two new programs to county 4-H’ers and the registration dates are right around the corner, next week to be exact.Heath Wesley, county Extension coordinator, said the Pig Pen project and the 4-H Cackle Club are projects that should generate a lot of interest. Each 4-H’er in the club will receive six female pullets and care for them about 21 weeks and then participate in the poultry show the first week of October. Each 4-H-er will select one breed of chicks, either Buff Orpington, Rhode Island Red or Light Brahma. “Our 4-H’ers will take their best two pullets to be shown at the Pike County,” Rolling said.All 4-H’ers who participate in the Pig Pen and Cackle Club will be required to attend meetings in April.  Registration forms for the projects are available at the Pike County Extension Office at 306 South Three Notch Street in Troy. For more information call the Extension Office at 334-566-0985. Print Article 4-H’ers have new options Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Banks teen a candidate for Presidential Scholar You might know Madelyn Montgomery as the designer behind the local Frilly Fox jewelry collection, but she’s also on the… read more Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Published 3:00 am Saturday, March 12, 2016last_img read more

Rover’s vital lesson to all: it pays to talk

first_imgRover’s vital lesson to all: it pays to talkOn 28 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today The furore over the large-scale job losses expected at Rover following its sale by BMW could have serious fallout in the wider field of employment relations.Lay-offs at such a high-profile UK company – albeit German-owned – has seen the unions angrily accuse Labour of being too soft in the face of business. And unions have been joined in their attacks by Will Hutton, chief executive of the Industrial Society and influential left-of-centre thinker. The answer, they claim, is to accept and extend European plans for stronger rights for employees in consultation over planned redundancies. They argue this would avoid future hammer-blow announcements and would hopefully mitigate the scale of redundancies. It is ironic that the two governments to have blocked the proposals so far are those of the UK and Germany; and that the lack of strong consultation requirements contributed to ministers’ claimed lack of forward knowledge of BMW’s plans.The whole question surrounding redundancies consultation is without doubt becoming more acrimonious. Only last week we reported how former Sainsbury’s staff across the country had lodged a string of claims at tribunals because they felt they were not properly consulted. It is an important employee relations issue, and with unions now chomping at the bit, personnel departments should make sure it is on their radar.But even if the Government decides to ride out union criticism, it may find itself forced into accepting stronger consultation rights in any case. The disclosure, in a leak to Personnel Today, that the European Commission will drive forward stalled plans for stronger rights once the French take over presidency later this year only confirms the way this story is likely to turn. And it isn’t good for Labour: Stephen Byers has been winged by Rover and if the EC gets its way the Government will also, no doubt, be accused of surrendering to Europe.Whether these moves to extend consultation requirements are the right way to go or not is debatable. But what is clear is that the head of steam built up under this issue is almost certain to drive it forward. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Minimising the risk

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Minimising the riskOn 1 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Thedangers of exposure to the SARS virus may be hitting the headlines, but formost healthcare workers, the threat of blood-borne viruses are a daily risk,by Linda Goldman & Joan LewisEversince the days of Typhoid Mary, the ‘powers-that-be’ have concentrated onminimising the transmission of infection.Recently,the impact of the inhalation route has become of great importance as theepidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) threatens to become apandemic.Ithas highlighted the importance of the standard use of masks and gloves whendealing with at-risk contacts. However, non-fatal SARS is an illness of limitedduration, likely to be prevented by avoidance of droplet inhalation.Thisis and remains one aspect of preventive medicine in an OH generation that isalso concerned with the on-going problems of blood-borne viral disease. Whereasinfection may be transferred through interpersonal abrasion or mucosalcontacts, the common risks for the medical profession are needlestick injuries.Ina nutshell, these are best avoided. It is not where the offending needle orknife is going that counts – it is where it has been. And the sad fact is thatwhere it has been could be somewhere laden with a form of infection for whichthere is little or no prospect of cure.Thebasic problemCertaindiseases have serious professional as well as general health effects on membersof the healthcare professions.Humanimmunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the related autoimmune deficiency syndrome(AIDS) have achieved notoriety. Dealing with their preventive aspects hasbrought the problems of blood-borne viruses, including hepatitis B (HBV) and C(HCV), into a practical focus. These have consequences for personnel involvedin any form of invasive procedure or mucosal contact.Settingaside the issue of inadequately sterilised instruments, there is also asignificantly greater risk of transmission from patient to doctor thanvice-versa.OHpractitioners are involved both with prevention and the rehabilitation ofinfected workers who are fit enough to continue work, but who should not bepermitted to put co-workers or patients at risk.Althoughneedlestick injury is a known route of infection, the term should beinterpreted to include injury from any sharp (or relatively so) instrument. Itappears that the chances of becoming infected can be 30 per cent for HBV if thesource is a high-risk carrier, to 0.3 per cent for transmission of HIV.1Infection depends on the level and virulence of the source patient’s infection,and the type of injury sustained.Therisk arises where exposure prone procedures (EPP) are performed, defined by theDepartment of Health as:”Éinvasive procedures where there is a risk that injury to the worker may resultin the exposure of the patient’s open tissues to the blood of the worker[including] procedures where the worker’s gloved hand may be in contact withsharp instruments, needle tips or sharp tissues inside a patient’s open bodycavity, wound or confined anatomical spaceÉ”Althoughit is unlikely that OH practitioners will undertake an EPP, there is anincreasing probability that they will have to deal with people who do, whetheror not they have actually sustained an injury.Insome professions, such as dentistry, almost all procedures fit within the‘exposure-prone’ category.Itappears that a needlestick injury occurring while treating an HCV positivepatient carries a 1.8 per cent probability of transmitting the virus. This is asubstantially lower risk than HBV, but there are catastrophic professionalconsequences of infection.Occupationalhealth support can play a large part in career-change counselling and access totraining – essential factors for the employer to consider avoiding a DisabilityDiscrimination Act claim.InformationAlthoughSARS has been hitting the headlines of late, it is important not to lose sightof the continuing efforts by the Department of Health to deal with  the specific risks of transmission ofblood-borne infection to the medical profession.HealthService Circular HSC 2002/010 was issued on 14 August 2002 throughout the NHS,together with guidance, to provide information on the management ofHCV-infected healthcare workers.Healthcareworkers who know they are carrying HCV, or who have tested positive for it,should not perform EPPs.Aperson will be fit to resume clinical duties, described as ‘exposure-prone’, ifthey have had six months of negative tests following relevant antiviral therapy.Testingfor HCV is mandatory where healthcare workers are known to have been exposed tothe virus.Peoplewho are found to be HCV positive should not be permitted to take up or resumehealthcare work that involves invasive contact, such as dentistry, surgery ormidwifery.Occupationalhealth inputEPPsoccur mainly in surgery and related examinations. Some EPPs will have beenperformed in parts of the world or in restricted populations – such asdrug-users – where there is a high prevalence of HCV.OHpersonnel dealing with infected workers have the usual ethical quandary of therequirement of confidentiality against the need to protect the public. Theyshould discuss the full implications of viral status with the affected workerso as to arrange appropriate tests, many of which will be carried out with aview to a resumption of duties.Theguidance points out that a trust may not necessarily be contractually bound tocarry out on-going status tests, so a private source of funding may have to belocated.Furtheradvice on recommending resumption of duties is available from the medicalsecretary to the UK Advisory Panel for Health Care Workers Infected with BloodBorne Viruses (UKAP).2Theguidance states that HCV positive healthcare workers should see a consultant OHphysician, who may refer the patient on to other levels of the department forpractical advice and personal counselling.Careerchange, for whatever reason, may be a painful process but people who haveacquired an illness while carrying out their professional duties are verylikely to have to deal with anger as well as sorrow at a time when their physicalresources are low.Dutyof careTheemployer is under a duty of care to ensure that healthcare workers do notperform EPPs while they present any risk of transmission to patients.Apatient infected by a healthcare worker can sue for damages for the injurysuffered, whereas the healthcare worker will most likely have only theircontract of employment and the Disability Discrimination Act to rely on.Ifillness is contracted because the employer provided faulty equipment, theemployee may have some chance of redress, but it is an uphill road.Thesedays, by treating all patients as if they are infected, the risks areminimised. A needlestick injury is usually dealt with as an unfortunateaccident for which compensation is either not available or difficult to get.LindaGoldman is a barrister at 7 New Square, Lincoln’s Inn. She is head of trainingand education for ACT Associates & Virtual Personnel. Joan Lewis is thesenior consultant and director at  ACTAssociates & Virtual Personnel, employment law and advisoryservice consultancies, and licensed by the General Council of theBar in employment matters under BarDirectReferences:1.Keynote speech at British Dental Association Workshop, 19 – 20 February 2002:Professor Jeremy Bagg (professor of clinical microbiology, Glasgow DentalHospital)2.UKAP, Room 635B, Skipton House, 80 London Road, London SE1 6LHCaseround upDisability discriminationAccordingto the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, an employer must not discriminate againsta disabled employee by refusing to offer him training, or by dismissal orsubjecting him to any other detriment. Thus, all retraining avenues must beexplored. In Fu v London Borough of Camden, 2001, IRLR 186, the employerdiscriminated against Fu by dismissing her without considering all availableoptions, including retraining for a completely different form of work than thatwhich she had performed as a care worker prior to injuring her back.Work-relatedtransmission of HCVFiveincidents have been reported since 1994 of the transmission of hepatitis Cvirus (HCV) from healthcare workers to patients during exposure proneprocedures. The Communicable Disease Centre reports that 15 patients have beeninfected, one of whom was infected by a surgeon.Althoughsmall numbers of patients have been involved, the risk should not betrivialised. Any employer who knows or ought to have known that a member ofstaff is HCV positive owes a duty of care to patients to prevent infection. Itis therefore essential to follow the guidance and remove the healthcare workerfrom clinical duties.Theguidance recommends occupational health involvement in redeployment, retrainingand access to benefits for the healthcare worker, whose infective status putsan effective bar on work that they have hitherto been trained and employed todo. It states: “Employers should make every effort to arrange suitablealternative work and retraining opportunities in accordance with good generalprinciples of occupational health and management practice”.Notificationfor at-risk patients may not necessarily be within the OH department’s remit,but if in doubt, advice should be sought from UKAP.Transmissionfrom patient to doctorDoctorsrequired to treat patients with communicable blood-borne disease should beprovided with proper training and equipment, including suitable contaminateddisposal facilities, needle-guards and heavy-duty gloves.Ifrequired to treat nervous patients, whose involuntary movements could causeinjury, sedation should be considered. The court deems the employer to knowthat the employee is at risk.Stokesv GKN, 1968, 1WLR 1776, highlights the level of the duty of care. The employernegligently failed to warn Stokes of the risk of contracting scrotal cancerthrough exposure to mineral oils. The company doctor had failed to alert theemployer to the risk, as he did not want to cause alarm to the staff. However,the court found that the doctor’s knowledge was imputed to the employer who”knew or ought to have known”.Thiscase was quoted in Mughal v Reuters, 1993, IRLR 571. Mughal lost his claim fordamages for contracting repetitive strain injury (RSI), which the court refusedto recognise, by reason of excessive computer use. The judge said: “É ifthe employer is found to have fallen below the standard to be properly expectedof a reasonable and prudent employer in [respect of training and equipping theemployee], he is negligent.”Thereis also a duty on the employee to take care of himself. In Lane v Shire RoofingCo, 1995, IRLR 493, Lane’s damages were cut by 50 per cent because using hisown equipment (an unsuitable ladder) in a dangerous way was attributable to theaccident in which he fell and injured his back.last_img read more

Inter-annual variation in provisioning behaviour of southern rockhopper penguins Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome at Staten Island, Argentina

first_imgUnderstanding the relationship between reproductive performance and food availability requires knowledge about many different variables, including such factors as the length of incubation shifts, provisioning rates and patterns, as well as how variability in these factors affects reproductive output. To examine some of the most important aspects of parental investment, we studied the provisioning behaviour and patterns of adult Southern Rockhopper Penguins Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome breeding at Staten Island, Argentina. We investigated foraging trip duration, provisioning rates and chick survival using adult foraging patterns. Our results show that Rockhopper Penguins had clear sex-specific differences in their provisioning behaviour. Females provision chicks throughout chick rearing. By contrast, males provision chicks only during the crèche stage and at a slightly lower rate than females during this period. Foraging trips increased in length as the breeding season progressed. Rockhopper Penguins from Staten Island performed longer trips throughout the breeding season than do other species of Eudyptes at several other locations. Our results also show differences in parental investment between years that were related to differences in chick survival. We suggest that this was most likely to be related to female rather than male foraging behaviour as only females showed inter-annual differences in their provisioning rates.last_img read more

Public exhibition for Woolfox Garden Village

first_imgRutland New Village An exciting new Garden Village is planned for Rutland. 7,500 new homes, including affordable homes and associated amenities may be built on land adjacent to the A1 on the former Woolfox airfield between Empingham and Greetham.The proposed development is promoted as an alternative location to meet the identified local housing requirement.Woolfox GardenAndrew Granger, Consultant on behalf of Woolfox Garden Village said, “The concept of Woolfox Garden Village is to establish a thriving new community, where people can live and work without having to travel outside of the county.“We are thrilled to be able to reveal plans to the general public, which are naturally at a very early stage however we are committed to working closely with Rutland County Council to deliver the vision.“The community will include significant amounts of affordable housing along with associated amenities.”At this stage, the process is driven by a hugely experienced consultancy team, directly under the stewardship of the landowner. At an appropriate time, a lead developer will be appointed.”For more information visit www.woolfoxgardenvillage.co.ukRutland Rutland New Village Woolfox Garden Village garden village new homes June 26, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Land & New Homes » Public exhibition for Woolfox Garden Village previous nextLand & New HomesPublic exhibition for Woolfox Garden VillageThe Negotiator26th June 20190517 Viewslast_img read more