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House Tijl&Indra / Atelier Vens Vanbelle

first_img Belgium Projects Photographs House Tijl&Indra / Atelier Vens Vanbelle CopySave this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeRecommended ProductsBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction of Swatch HeadquartersCoffee tablesBoConceptLos Angeles Lounge Table 6250Ventilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facade in Célere MagòriaText description provided by the architects. A narrow dark facade, a simple house in the row – nothing suggests any sense of space which hides behind this facade. A twist on the ancient doorbell and the door swings open shortly afterwards. Immediately you stand face to face with a wall of rough wooden planks and Tijl who welcomes me. Through a door in the wall I enter a wooden house. A house in a house. The construction delivers handsome vistas. This is only the first surprise. The house then opens upwards to the ridge where the light shines through different windows. The living space on the groundfloor focuses on the garden with a window over the full width of the rear. Save this picture!© Tim Van de Velde”Why a house in a house? In the first draft we also had drawn a house behind the house. The original idea was to build three houses on one plot, but this idea was encountered by the department of urbanism. So we started looking for another roof shape. The plot has a peculiar shape with a kink in it, so we decided to follow that kink. By placing the rear window one meter beyond the kink and perpendicular to the garden, you feel that unique form in the interior” says the architect. Tijl and Indra wanted the living room to be very open and close to the garden. Circulation room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom were given a place in the house in the house. In the entrance there’s a storage provided in this timber construction. Convenient to bicycles and trash. In the wall itself there’s a storage space designed for the washing machine, so that it is a functional element. Save this picture!© Tim Van de Velde”When you ad a rear building to a townhouse, you always have the problem that it is very dark in the middle of the house. By taking away a piece of the ceiling, additional light to the inside could be achieved. Thus, the window on the first floor is visible. We then went looking for a nice interpretation of open space. To create a familiar and pleasant shape, we have chosen to make a house out of it” said the architect. The house is built of rough wooden planks that accentuate  the formal character. That planking is a strange and unusual material in a home. By choosing a less everyday material one doesn’t make the association with the kitchen behind it. It is an object in itself. It is an object but also a real house. When you sit down at the table next to it, you get the feeling that you are on an inside terrace next to a facade. Behind the first door and window opening there’s the kitchen. Because the kitchen is somewhat higher, it gives a different feeling. Moreover, it is nice that you can keep in touch while cooking, to says Tijl. From the doorway at the top slides a white metal staircase. The game of stairs through the space, providing a unique sight. A bit like the Dutch artist Escher, Martin suggests. Escher is known for his often impossible constructions and mating surfaces and geometric patterns. Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeThere’s a window opening with a protruding wooden bowl, like a small balcony. Missing perhaps only some planters? “There will be taken care of”, Tijl ensured us. The wooden balcony is actually a desk. A very nice place to sit. From this vantage point you have a view of both the open loft with downstairs the kitchen and the living room and – by the shape of the plot – you have sight of the rear garden. So you stay connected with everyone. “Later we’ll turn the roof into a green roof garden that already begins from here. We have transformed our hobby room into a nursery because we’ve just had our first child“. The bedroom of Tijl and Indra is situated under the roof. Again you get the feeling of a home in the bedroom. Here was the architect again puzzling with the available space. A Velux window providing light and extra space for the bath underneath. Behind a little elevated area is the shower. A light box right at the top provides extra light to the bottom. Zenithal light is much more intense than light through a window, we learn. Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeArchitect Maarten Vanbelle is a fellow villager of Tijl. They have known each other for years. Maarten drew the design together with Dries Vens and Tijl took the renovation on his behalf. The entire renovation lasted 4.5 years. “This is a bit of the big story of this house. I have practically done everything myself except the roof, the floor in polished concrete and the development of the large window. I was here to stay, even during the renovations. It was very nice to work with Maarten. The previous house where I lived, was rather a classic renovation, “says Tijl. “For an architect it’s also nice to see that your design, in which you inserted a lot of time, afterwards gets completed and used in a fun way. The choice of furniture is very important for the atmosphere that you live in. The transitions in a house are very important to us. Every step you take should be different. When standing in the void, you get a very airy feel. You constantly tend to look up. A little bit further your gaze automatically gets turned towards the garden. “Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeTijl has a passion for beautiful furniture. He calls it his half hobby. “At once this became an obsession and then you begin to make choices. It’s not all that cheap and before you know your house gets crowded. The living area downstairs is perfectly furnished. You need to give yourself time to do something in this matter. Indra also is an architect and she introduced me to the Ghent furniture Van den Berghe – Pauvers. We’ve bought these cabinets in the living roomat the cessation, so we could do a real bargain. The salon of the ’60s with teak frame – got from the grandfather of Indra – is a design by Danish designer Grete Jalk. Around the wooden table we’ve placed butterfly chairs by Arne Jacobsen (Fritz Hansen) and the lovely white chair the ‘Rabbit Chair “of the Japanese architect Sejima of the architecture firm Sanaa.” Cabinets are hard to find in this house. Books and records are sorted on a large open shelf in the living room. In the kitchen and other rooms there are even more racks, namely the metal racks of ‘String’ in the original colors yellow, red and blue. The turntable brings even more nostalgia. So cozy, and what is it long ago that creaking sound of a needle running in the grooves of a record. Decor and design, the picture is correct completely. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessWuxi Masterplan: Mixed Use Building Complex Proposal / ATENASTUDIOUnbuilt ProjectCovered Frontón in Ajangiz / Blur ArquitecturaSelected Projects Share ArchDaily Architects: Atelier Vens Vanbelle Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/363372/house-tijl-and-indra-atelier-vens-vanbelle Clipboard photographs:  Tim Van de VeldePhotographs:  Tim Van de Velde+ 31 Share House Tijl&Indra / Atelier Vens VanbelleSave this projectSaveHouse Tijl&Indra / Atelier Vens VanbelleSave this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeHouses•Gent, Belgium “COPY” Houses 2011 “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/363372/house-tijl-and-indra-atelier-vens-vanbelle Clipboard Year:  2011 CopyAbout this officeAtelier Vens VanbelleOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGentInteriorsHousesBelgiumPublished on April 23, 2013Cite: “House Tijl&Indra / Atelier Vens Vanbelle” 23 Apr 2013. 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House with Grapevine Trellises / Takashi Okuno & Associates

first_img Projects Architects: Takashi Okuno & Associates Area Area of this architecture project Area:  112 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House with Grapevine Trellises / Takashi Okuno & Associates CopyAbout this officeTakashi Okuno & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookJapanPublished on January 14, 2020Cite: “House with Grapevine Trellises / Takashi Okuno & Associates” 14 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?葡萄架之家 / 奥野崇建筑设计事务所是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Year:  Save this picture!© Hirokazu Fujimura+ 17Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” Photographs:  Hirokazu Fujimura Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931810/house-with-grapevine-trellises-takashi-okuno-and-associates Clipboardcenter_img Photographs House with Grapevine Trellises / Takashi Okuno & AssociatesSave this projectSaveHouse with Grapevine Trellises / Takashi Okuno & Associates Houses CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931810/house-with-grapevine-trellises-takashi-okuno-and-associates Clipboard Japan ArchDaily 2019 Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Material, Planet JapanSave this picture!© Hirokazu FujimuraRecommended ProductsDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewText description provided by the architects. The grapevines bud and bloom, bear fruit and drop their leaves. Enjoy the pastime of grape-growing close at hand and experience the seasonal changes the vines go through along with them. Bask in the pleasant shade, let the murmuring of the leaves tell of the breeze, have your fill of the fruits with their condensed sweetness, and feel the warmth of the sunlight when the leaves fall.Save this picture!© Hirokazu FujimuraBeneath the trellises is a half-outdoor space enclosed with a roll-up screen. This design allows the breeze to flow through while keeping insects away, allowing you to spend your days in comfort.Save this picture!© Hirokazu FujimuraSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Hirokazu FujimuraTo offer thermal insulation and air sealing, which can be said to be the fundamental elements defining the soundness of a structure, air conditioning installed atop the vaulted ceilings for summer months and beneath the floors for winter ensures an environment of stable indoor temperature. Beneath the globules of gleaming light is the core space in the home for family members to gather.Save this picture!© Hirokazu FujimuraProject gallerySee allShow lessT House / Dom Architect StudioSelected ProjectsVoisin Organique Restaurant & Lounge / Various AssociatesSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

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Cancer Research UK changes approach to annual thank you

first_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Howard Lake | 6 September 2010 | News 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  27 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Cancer Research UK is taking a different approach to thank its 900,000 supporters and demonstrate how their donations are making a difference. It will replace its annual newsletter update with an integrated campaign of a booklet sent by direct mail and a microsite.The approach has been devised by direct to digital agency TDA, and represenents the agency’s first piece of work for the charity since its appointment in June 2010.The campaign focuses on the impact that each supporter’s gift is making on Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research. Using the theme of ‘Your Story’, the booklet demonstrates to each supporter their own role in beating cancer. Its content will vary according to where supporters live, so that they are informed of stories and events in their own region.The booklet is designed to provide “inspirational tales of hope, courage and breakthrough”, and it invites supporters to discover more at the Cancer Research UK website. They can also share their own cancer stories.“We want our supporters to know what their money is doing, encouraging them to continue their support, and feel closer to us as an organisation,” sai Melanie Day, Direct Marketing Specialist Manager at Cancer Research UK. “This campaign is not about asking for donations, it’s our opportunity to thank our many supporters for what they’ve done to help beat cancer.”The campaign began on 1 September and runs throughout the month.www.cancerresearchuk.org Cancer Research UK changes approach to annual thank youlast_img read more

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Health Care Ruling Does Not Help Farm Families

first_imgHome News Feed Health Care Ruling Does Not Help Farm Families Facebook Twitter The Supreme Court Ruling upholding the constitutionality of the Health Care Reform Act is not being greeted with enthusiasm by most farmers.  Bob Stallman, President of the American Farm Bureau Federation, in a statement released after the ruling said, “We believe one of the primary goals of health care reform should be to reduce costs for participants. The plan reviewed by the Supreme Court would impose a new financial burden on our members.” For many farmers, health insurance is hard to get because farms are individual businesses in a dangerous occupation. Pat Wolf, with the AFBF in Washington, says Obamacare does little to help farm families get coverage they can afford, “If farmers could afford good healthcare now, we would not have a problem; but simply mandating people buy something they cannot afford without addressing the issue of cost is not reforming the situation.” SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jun 28, 2012 SHARE The program passed by Congress has a provision for an insurance exchange that will be administered by each state, but there are no details on how this program would work and who would be eligible. Governor Daniels said in a statement that he is not sure if Indiana will participate in the exchange program, “Operation of a state-based exchange could cost $50 million to $65 million in the first several years of operation. Indiana has taken steps to research the potential implications of health insurance exchanges, but absolutely no decision has been made to establish a state-based exchange. Before a decision can be made, the state needs more information about how a federally-based exchange will operate and be funded.”center_img Another unanswered question is how seasonal farm workers would be considered under the new program which mandates employers to provide health insurance coverage. “We do not know how the government will treat seasonal employees and if a farmer would have to provide health coverage for seasonal workers under the program,” said Wolf. Health Care Ruling Does Not Help Farm Families Facebook Twitter Wolf told HAT that, despite the court ruling, the future remains uncertain for health care reform, “There are many in Congress who are calling for the repeal of the legislation.”  Stallman said AFBF will continue to work to improve the situation for farm families when it comes to health care, “Moving forward, we encourage Congress and the President to work together to address our remaining concerns on this issue that affects millions of small business owners and individuals throughout rural America.” Nebraska Senator and former Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns says the Supreme Court ruling that the health care law is constitutional does not mean it is wise or should remain on the books. He says he supports and will continue to press for “full repeal of the Affordable Care Act.”   Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says the law is only constitutional because it is a tax on every American. As such, he says the legislation was sold in Congress and to the country under false pretenses. Grassley says we need health care solutions that use free-market principle.  House Ag Committee Chairman Frank Lucas says he will work with his colleagues to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act and enact reforms to the nation’s health care system that protect access to health care. [audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/06/healthcare-wrap.mp3|titles=Health Care Ruling Does Not Help Farm Families]Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/06/healthcare-wrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Previous articleMarket Review Week Ending 6/28/2012 With Gary WilhemiNext articleGrain Stocks and the Planted Acreage Report Expectations Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Israeli soldiers arrest six Palestinian journalists in past week

first_imgNews RSF_en Organisation Help by sharing this information The columnist Lama Khater was arrested by Israeli soldiers at dawn on 24 July in a wave of arrests of Palestinians regarded as Hamas supporters. In arresting Khater, the Israeli security forces kept a promise to detain her if she continued writing, Al Jazeera said. “Palestinian journalists held solely for political reasons must be released at once,” said Sophie Anmuth, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “In the absence of any proof to the contrary, these journalists have committed no crime justifying their detention, which is therefore completely arbitrary.” to go further They include four journalists working for the Lebanon-based Al Quds satellite TV channel – Ramallah bureau chief Alaa Rimawi, reporters Mohamed Hamdan and Qoteiba Hamdan and cameraman Hosni Injas – who were arrested at dawn on 30 July. Mouna, the Al Quds Press agency journalist arrested yesterday, was already arrested several times by the Israeli military in recent years and, according to the MADA, was questioned about his journalism and about his alleged political activities, which he denied. RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance IsraelPalestineMiddle East – North Africa Protecting journalists Imprisoned The ban imposed by the Israeli authorities on Al Quds is supposed to concern Israeli territory but the arrests were carried out in the West Bank, a procedure often used by the Israeli security forces. Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 August 1, 2018 – Updated on June 14, 2019 Israeli soldiers arrest six Palestinian journalists in past week The Israeli TV channel I24 said they were arrested on suspicion of inciting hatred via Al Quds, which the Israeli defence ministry effectively banned at the start of July, describing it as the “propaganda wing” of Hamas – the movement that controls the Gaza Strip – and as a platform for disseminating messages for this “terrorist organization.” Mohamed Anwar Mouna, a journalist with the pro-Hamas Al Quds Press agency who also manages a local radio station in Nablus, was arrested by Israeli soldiers at his home yesterday. Israel is ranked 87th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on Middle East – North Africa Mohamed Hamdan, one of the Al Quds reporters arrested on 30 July, was already detained in an Israeli prison for several days last February after filming a demonstration in support of Palestinian prisoners, while Rimawi, the bureau chief, was imprisoned for 12 years in Israel. News News News June 9, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Israeli authorities to release Palestinian journalists held solely for political reasons, after six journalists working for reputedly pro-Hamas media were arrested by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank in the past week. June 11, 2021 Find out more Al Quds IsraelPalestineMiddle East – North Africa Protecting journalists Imprisoned According to the MADA, an NGO that defends Palestinian journalists, the Israeli military closed a total of 17 Palestinian media outlets last year, accusing some of them of providing video footage to pro-Hamas TV channels such as Al Aqsa and Al Quds. The closures were accompanied by arrests of journalists, some of whom were held for several months. Receive email alerts Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election June 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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On the sixth anniversary of Jean Dominique’s murder, Haiti’s new president urged to reopen the case

first_img Receive email alerts News Organisation Another journalist murdered in Haiti On the eve of the sixth anniversary of radio Haïti Inter director and political commentator Jean Dominique’s murder on 3 April 2000 in Port-au-Prince, Reporters Without Borders today added its voice to all the tributes being paid to Dominique and urged President-elect René Préval, who will be sworn in on 14 May, to give a solemn undertaking to reopen the case.“The scandal about the way the Dominique murder case has been handled for the past six years is all the greater as his suspected killers have been identified but none of them has been brought to trial and three of the alleged hit-men are currently on the run,” the press freedom organisation said.“This case highlights the scale of the police and judicial reforms that will have to be tackled by the government that emerges from the second round of the parliamentary elections on 21 April,” Reporters Without Borders continued. “Meanwhile, we call on Préval to pledge to reopen the case, especially as he was a personal friend of Dominique. The victory of justice over impunity is at stake.”The investigation into Dominique’s murder concluded on 21 March 2003, three years after he and Haïti Inter caretaker Jean-Claude Louissaint were gunned down in the radio station’s courtyard . It resulted in six men being charged and arrested: Dymsley “Ti Lou” Milien, Jeudi “Guimy” Jean-Daniel, Philippe Markington, Ralph Léger, Freud Junior Demarattes and Ralph Joseph. The charges against the last three were dropped on 4 August 2003, after they appealed against the indictment.Former Port-au-Prince deputy mayor Harold Sévère and Ostide “Douze” Pétion were arrested on 14 March 2004 as the suspected instigators of the murder. Annette Auguste, who was already being held in connection with other criminal activity, was also accused of involvement on 10 March 2005. But none of these three has ever been interrogated. There has never been any attempt to verify presumed hit-man Ti Lou’s statement that he was paid 10,000 dollars to murder Dominique. And the death of two witnesses in suspicious circumstances has never been explained.Ti Lou, Guimy and Markington managed to escape during a prison mutiny in February 2005. Markington fled to Argentina, from where he contacted Reporters Without Borders to insist on his innocence. During a visit to Port-au-Prince in September 2005, a Reporters Without Borders delegation was told by several sources close to the Dominique case that Ti Lou and Guimy were circulating with complete impunity in the Port-au-Prince neighbourhood of Martissant, where they were running a gang.After a previous Reporters Without Borders visit to Port-au-Prince, the supreme court ordered the case reopened on 29 June 2004. But it took nearly a year for a new investigating judge to be appointed, on 3 April 2005, exactly five years after the murder. The new judge has not had access to the files and has not been given the necessary resources, so absolutely no progress has been made with the reopened investigation. Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice Six years have elapsed since radio Haïti Inter director and political commentator Jean Dominique was gunned down in the radio station’s courtyard in Port-au-Prince on 3 April 2000. Reporters Without Borders appeals to President-elect René Préval, who will take office on 14 March, to ensure that his friend’s murderers are brought to justice. March 31, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 On the sixth anniversary of Jean Dominique’s murder, Haiti’s new president urged to reopen the case RSF_en News News to go further November 14, 2019 Find out more News Help by sharing this information HaïtiAmericas Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti October 11, 2019 Find out more HaïtiAmericas Follow the news on Haïti June 11, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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Abuse survivor angered by Bishop’s response to media claims

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Abuse survivor angered by Bishop’s response to media claims WhatsApp A survivor of abuse in Donegal has said he is angry at Bishop Philip Boyce’s response to media claims that a new report will show that hundreds of children in Donegal were abused by 20 priests numerous times.Dr Phillip Boyce said the claims in the  Irish Independent were inaccurate, misleading and not in the public interest.A report is due this month from The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church.’Brian’, who was abused by Eugene Green said on the Shaun Doherty Show that Bishop Boyce should not be concerned with numbers:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/bri1omabuse.mp3[/podcast] Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Google+ Pinterest Facebook Twitter Previous articleDonegal’s Fire Service fairs well in new Government reportNext articleIncrease in bottlenose dolphins off Donegal coast News Highland center_img News WhatsApp Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – August 12, 2011 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Donegal Minister defends Government approach to restrictions

first_img Previous articleAnswers sought over rejected NEPHT advice two weeks agoNext articlePeople urged to continue to shop local during lockdown News Highland A Donegal Minister says the decision to move to Level 5 wasn’t taken lightly but it is a decision that’s in the best interest of the country. Minister Charlie McConalogue has too defended the Government’s approach not to move to the highest level of restrictions two weeks ago, stating it as a reasonable move to see first if Level 3 would work.Last night the Taoiseach said that a “meaningful” Christmas is possible, but it will all depend on people’s behaviour for the next six weeks.Minister McConalogue says its the primary objective to reopen the country to some degree on December 1st, but it’s going to take everyone to play their part:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/charlie-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Donegal Minister defends Government approach to restrictionscenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – October 20, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterestlast_img read more

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Shell fishes for fresh ideas

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Shell fishes for fresh ideasOn 1 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today PhilipWhiteley looks at why the oil producer is encouraging its young talent to offerguidance to senior managersItis the newcomer who gives the freshest observations, for example, a newemployee will be astound-ed at the idiosyncrasies of an established team.Basedon this principle, Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell has arranged a scheme in whichyoung employees give feedback on the leadership capabilities of seniorexecutives. Thescheme has been running since February, and involves 22 senior executives atShell Expro, headquartered in Aberdeen. It involves a ‘shadow’ coach, who is ayoung high-flier, giving feedback on performance and behaviour to an executivewhom he or she is shadowing. The idea is to capture the fresh insight from arelatively untutored, intelligent individual.Shellhad wanted to develop more authoritative and innovative leadership styles toaccompany its restructure. Margins had been falling in North Sea oil productionand, with heavy-fixed overheads, the firm needed to drive stronger performancewith existing resources. It needed more teamwork and innovation acrossdepartments. It wanted more rounded leaders, with strong motivational skillsand self-awareness. “Youcannot just say ‘We’re going to look like this, with cross-functional teams’and have it just happen on paper,” says Linda Rich, coach at DeltaPartnership, which has been running the programme. “You have to havepeople who have the vision and courage to say ‘No, we are going to do thisdifferently’.”ExperimentManagingdirector Tom Botts recalled a positive experience, also with Shell, where hehad been shadowed by a much less experienced individual as an experiment. Hefound this contributed greatly to his self-awareness.Hedecided to implement a structured process for all the executive team. He foundthat an inexperienced person is less likely to think politically and morelikely to give honest feedback on behaviour.Itis more than just a case of giving a few impressionistic observations. Eachexecutive has developmental objectives, and the shadow coach is briefed todiscuss the relevant behaviours with the leader. If someone is working oncommunicating vision to staff, then the shadow will attend staff meetings andcomment on how the individual comes across, judging the communication directlyand trying to gauge reactions of the team.Thetwo individuals – manager and shadow coach – will sit together to discuss theskills that are to be developed. Delta provides the coaches with agendas andquestionnaires.Thereis an initial meeting between the two to discuss overall objectives, andone-to-one meetings are held before and after key events such as a staffbriefing or a board meeting.Theshadow coaches are Shell employees, which the company says is an advantage inthat both shadow and the executive are learning simultaneously, so there is adouble advantage for the company. But there is the complication that, no matterhow you prepare and equip the younger individuals, they are still junioremployees at the same firm. Does this not hamper the extent to which they cantruly speak their mind?”Whenyou are first asked to be a coach it does put the fear of God into you,”says shadow coach Elaine Harrison, offshore supervisor on the Leman Alpha gasplatform in the southern North Sea. “To go into their world and sit thereand talk to them and tell them what they have done or how they have behaved ina meeting is scary; it made my heart race at the first couple of meetings. “Butit is a thrilling feeling to be part of the scenario that you would neverotherwise see,” she added.Whathas intrigued her about the life of the executive? “I have been surprisedat: how quickly they have to change one topic to another; the amount ofinformation that they have to absorb and the speed with which they do so; thedemands on their time and how they have to have such stringent time management;and how to prioritise workloads.”Also,the company arranges for an experienced supervisor to be available for theshadow coaches. They can bring any issue to the supervisor such as whether theyfeel intimidated.”Youare able to talk to someone at a higher level than you would usually be allowedto do,” says Harrison. “As a member of the audience – I am like wallpaper– I can observe purely what they are doing.”Harrisonshadows Allan Hart, general manager of the gas supply group in Lowestoft. Hartsays that her forthrightness gives him ‘pinpoint feedback’ on specific moments,which he can use to improve performance. ForIan Silk, an asset leader in the oil division at Shell, based in Aberdeen, themost useful feature of having a shadow coach is the focus on his realindividual performance. “It better prepares you for the assessments. Itgives you a degree of preparation and professionalism that you take to everyother meeting. “Iwould go into sessions trying to introduce new concepts and get people engaged.If it had been just me, I might have thought that I was communicating my visionbecause I spent plenty of time talking about it, but the shadow coach might seeit differently. “Thenext time you would change the formula to something more participative. It isextremely practical. It made me think about an event in leadership terms,rather than a process of information flow.”KeypointsThecost: Main cost was consulting time, designing the process and supporting theprogramme. Managers’ and coaches’ time for preparation and debriefing.Theoutcome: After three months, coaches are surveyed on their leaders’ progress:–50 per cent report high progress; 50 per cent, moderate progress–75 per cent of coaches indicate significant value for own development; 25per cent, said moderate valuelast_img read more