Algarrobos House / José María Sáez + Daniel Moreno Flores

first_imgArchDaily Architects: José María Sáez, Daniel Moreno Flores Area Area of this architecture project CopyText description provided by the architects. Eight identical steel members, 18 meters long, placed along the x y z axis, confine the space for the house and at the same time open it as they project in different directions. They are abstract beams that are oriented looking for their relationship with the surroundings.Save this picture!© Sebastian CrespoThis structure grants a necessary intermediation between landscape and individual: in its long dimension it generates the large cantilevers towards the ravine or the masts that mark the presence of the house, in its short dimension two beams are equivalent to one usable height.Save this picture!© Raed Gindeya MuñozSupported by the steel structure, a subsystem of wooden members completes the spatial definition, diluting by repetition and consistency its condition of enclosure. Sequences of equal beams allow the floors and roofs to be sustained or suspended.Save this picture!© Raed Gindeya MuñozGlass planes protect the wood and complete the enclosure system. These planes, in many cases movable, reinforce the relationship with the exterior, be it by transparency or by reflection. The use of reflecting pools on the metal roofs insists on the strategy of mirroring the surroundings, diluting in part the presence of the architecture.Save this picture!© Sebastian CrespoThe connection of the user with the place is what generates the project, we seek to intensify the user’s connection with reality (place, material, activity) through a basic formal and construction system that at the same time reveals the origin of our thought process.SystemEnvironment, function, user are the starting points that drive the design. Form and construction work out a concrete solution. When formal and material decisions in the design process become interrelated operations, we obtain a specific solution which is at the same time coherent and viable, abstract and real. More than an object we generate a system that is determined by a limited number of elements and rules of conjunction. By decanting elements through simplification and systematization and simultaneously enhancing their ability to generate relationships, we seek an architecture that is universal, one that intensifies our relationship with a starting point in reality.Save this picture!Courtesy of Jose Maria Saez & Daniel MorenoProject gallerySee allShow lessCañada House / GrupoMMSelected ProjectsEl Pinar / Roldán + BerenguéSelected Projects Share Projects Year:  Ecuador Houses Algarrobos House / José María Sáez + Daniel Moreno FloresSave this projectSaveAlgarrobos House / José María Sáez + Daniel Moreno FloresSave this picture!© Sebastian CrespoHouses•Puembo, Ecuador “COPY” 2011 Algarrobos House / José María Sáez + Daniel Moreno Flores Area:  833 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/287221/algarrobos-house-jose-maria-saez-daniel-moreno-flores Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/287221/algarrobos-house-jose-maria-saez-daniel-moreno-flores Clipboard + 39 Share CopyAbout this officeJose María SaezOfficeFollowDaniel Moreno FloresOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJosé María SáezDaniel Moreno FloresPuemboEcuadorPublished on October 31, 2012Cite: “Algarrobos House / José María Sáez + Daniel Moreno Flores” 31 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Algarrobos住宅 / José María Sáez + Daniel Moreno Flores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 streamlast_img read more

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McDonald Residence / Jayson Pate Design

first_img McDonald Residence / Jayson Pate Design J and B Projects., Brad Kane Photographs:  Andy Macpherson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Australia Projects McDonald Residence / Jayson Pate DesignSave this projectSaveMcDonald Residence / Jayson Pate Design Save this picture!© Andy Macpherson+ 23Curated by María Francisca González Share Houses ArchDaily CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Kingscliff, Australia Area:  616 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  CopyAbout this officeJayson Pate DesignOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookKingscliffAustraliaPublished on October 31, 2019Cite: “McDonald Residence / Jayson Pate Design” 30 Oct 2019. 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 Landscape: center_img Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927468/mcdonald-residence-jayson-pate-design Clipboard 2018 “COPY” Builder: “COPY” Architects: Jayson Pate Design Area Area of this architecture project Products used in this ProjectMetalDECO AustraliaArchitectural Battens – DecoBattenLead Building Designer:Jayson PateDesign Team:Jayson Pate Design, Evoque InteriorsClients:Kane McDonaldEngineering:Odyssey Consulting GroupConsultants:Coastline CertificationCollaborators:Harvey Norman Commercial, Rockcote Neorocks, Three Balls Red, MCG Kitchens, Velux, Penguin Concrete, Premier Plastering, Glass Expressions.Roofing:Ron NickelPainter:Chris BuckleCity:KingscliffCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andy MacphersonText description provided by the architects. Inspired by MK27’s ‘Ipes House’, the design of the Macdonald House aims to adopt modern brutalist properties in a functional and simplistic manner. The design of the Macdonald House evolved in response to creating an open, light filled family home, while maintaining privacy on the exposed, corner site.Save this picture!© Andy MacphersonSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Andy MacphersonThe aim was to generate an organic and striking figure that utilises materials in their essence without manipulation. The character of the residence is generated by the inclusion of an off-form concrete body that dramatically cantilevers over the underlying living spaces.Save this picture!© Andy MacphersonSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Andy MacphersonConcrete is utilised throughout the upper volume, creating the illusion of floating atop the delicate glass form below. Fixed timber-look aluminum batten screens create privacy and shield the four upper level bedrooms from the northern sunlight that fills the living spaces below.Save this picture!© Andy MacphersonThe thin battens simultaneously serve to soften the robust concrete texture and generate neat lines to extenuate the height of the structure. Feature stone blade walls enhance the privacy of the internal living space that seamlessly connect to the external alfresco. The light-filled living areas are accompanied by a linear pool that elongates the landscape. The landscaping was kept to an understated palette with small ground coverings, to then exaggerated by a mature dragon tree at the corner of the site.Save this picture!© Andy MacphersonProject gallerySee allShow lessLMCC’s Arts Center / Pei Cobb Freed & PartnersSelected ProjectsDarlington Brickworks / Glyde BautovichSelected Projects Share Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927468/mcdonald-residence-jayson-pate-design Clipboard Dragon Trees Australia Manufacturers: DECO Australia, GRAPHISOFT, Rockcote, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Caeser Stone, Decowood, Harvey Norman Commercial, MCG Kitchens, Neorocks, Three Balls Red, Tweed Glasslast_img read more

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More Corn, More Acres, More Losses

first_img Facebook Twitter More Corn, More Acres, More LossesThe USDA Planting Intentions report released on Thursday indicated that US farmers intend to plant 93.6 million acres of corn – 5.6 million acres more than were planted in 2015. The survey also showed farmers will be dropping their spring wheat acres to the lowest level since 1972.Purdue Economist Dr. Chris Hurt says this represents major shift in production, “This report shows a major shift in production acres from wheat to corn. Most of this took place in the western states where 4.8 million acres were move from wheat to corn in the Intentions report.”But Hurt says, even in the Corn Belt, producers are favoring corn over soybeans, “In all of the Midwest states, growers indicated they intend to plant more corn than soybeans.” Indiana farmers intend to plant 5.80 million acres of corn for all purposes and 5.55 million acres of soybeans in 2016, according to the Greg Matli, State Statistician of the USDA, NASS, Indiana Field Office. If these intentions are realized, acreage planted to corn would be up 3 percent from the previous year, while soybean planted acreage remains the same as last year. According to the USDA report,Illinois producers are planting more than 500,000 more acres of corn, soybeans, and wheat combined, as all three of those crops are seeing acreage expansion. A USDA representative attributed the expansion to the loss of acres in sorghum, hay, and oats in IL.Hurt told HAT when he runs the numbers, based on trend line yields, the end result if not pretty, “I get a corn crop that would total 14.3 billion bushels and that would push the carry over number to over 2 billion bushels. That would suggest a corn price of $3.40 for a season average price and corn prices at harvest in the low $3.00 range.”  He said the lower soybean number will reduce carryover and would keep soybean prices above $9.00.His advice is for farmers to think again about planting corn, “The purpose of this report is to give farmers the opportunity to adjust their planting decisions.  This report shows we just have too much corn and that if realized producers could see prices over a dollar under the cost of production.”Other findings include:All wheat planted area for 2016 is estimated at 49.6 million acres, down 9 percent from 2015.Winter wheat planted area, at 36.2 million acres, down 8 percent from last year.All cotton planted area for 2016 is expected to total of 9.56 million acres, 11 percent up from last year.Sorghum growers intend to plant 7.22 million acres in 2016, down 15 percent from 2015. Kansas and Texas, the leading sorghum-producing states, account for 74 percent of the expected United States acreage.Find the full report here:  www.nass.usda.gov. By Gary Truitt – Mar 31, 2016 SHARE More Corn, More Acres, More Losses Home Indiana Agriculture News More Corn, More Acres, More Losses SHARE Previous articleMore Ethanol Use Will Help Eat Up Big Corn SupplyNext articleMorning Update Gary Truitt Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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SGA Meeting Live Stream 3/27

first_imgACT, SAT scores now optional for students applying to TCU in 2021 Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ Previous articleNewest construction plan aims to close parts of Bellaire Drive for pedestrian walkwayNext articleMarch for Our Lives calls for gun reform in America Michael Rogers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ Linkedin Michael Rogers Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ print ‘Unchartered territory’ as Trump impeachment trial begins in the Senate Twitter TCU, SMU students collaborate on app for students, businesses World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution + posts Twitter Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt Facebook ReddIt Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Former President Jimmy Carter hospitalizedlast_img read more

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Guardian reporter allowed to return

first_img June 2, 2021 Find out more February 14, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Guardian reporter allowed to return Follow the news on Russia May 21, 2021 Find out more News to go further Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News ——————————————————————————-8 February 2011 Guardian correspondent’s expulsion seen as warning to all foreign reportersReporters Without Borders is deeply disturbed by Russia’s expulsion of Luke Harding, The Guardian’s Moscow correspondent, regarding it as an explicit and unacceptable warning to all foreign correspondents based in the country. Harding was denied entry on his return to Moscow on 5 February after a visit to the United Kingdom, and was put on a flight back to London.“This is a heavy-handed attempt to get journalists to censor themselves and to prevent impartial coverage of what is happening in Russia,” the press freedom organization said.Harding’s expulsion is all the more alarming as he is veteran foreign correspondent who has been based in Russia for years and had the required accreditation and visa. Rescinding a visa in an arbitrary manner marks a further step away from respect for the rule of law.It also heightens concern about the growing pressure on Russian civil society as the country approaches the 2012 president election in a climate of economic and social tension – tension that its taking its toll on journalists, especially local ones, as seen in last November’s extremely violent attack on Kommersant reporter Oleg Kashin.Denying a Moscow-based correspondent reentry after a trip abroad is a rarely-used procedure but there are precedents. Natalia Morar, a Moldovan journalist who worked in Moscow for the New Times (Novoye Vremya) magazine, suffered this fate in December 2007. Angus Roxburgh of the Sunday Times was the victim of a quid-pro-quo expulsion after the British government headed by Margaret Thatcher expelled 11 suspected Soviet spies in 1989.Russia is ranked 140th out of 178 countries in the 2010 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Violence against journalists, impunity for those who physically attack or murder journalists and the glaring lack of media diversity, especially in the broadcast media, pose the main threats to media freedom. RSF_en RussiaEurope – Central Asia News Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Help by sharing this information RussiaEurope – Central Asia Luke Harding, correspondent of the British daily The Guardian who was deported from Russia on 5 February, returned to his job in Moscow on 12 February after being issued a new visa by the government. But the paper said today its expiry date was not indicated and that he could be forced to leave the country again on 31 May, the date his old visa expires.The Russian authorities said he had been expelled because of bureaucratic violations. It was the first time a Western journalist had been deported since 1989 and provoked international reaction. Organisation Receive email alerts May 5, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

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Storyland Parade, Family Literacy Day set

first_imgLocal News Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter Storyland Parade, Family Literacy Day set Pinterest Pinterest Adinvita School of Design Thinking is planning a Permian Basin Storyland Book Parade and the first Annual Family Literacy Day Saturday at 619 N. Grant Ave. The book parade, which will feature characters from children’s books, kicks the day from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The procession will run from fourth to Eighth Street on Lee Avenue. There is a $10 fee to participate and all proceeds will go to Adinvita. Family Literacy Day, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will include a visit and books from author Amy Fellner Dominy, local market, food trucks, a book fair, games and music. Pete the Cat will be on hand, as well. Linda Subia, who co-founded the school with Amanda Ramirez, said the idea came about through the Education Partnership of the Permian Basin. Ways of building literacy have been discussed during the meetings. Subia plans to dress up as Mary Poppins and Ramirez as Pippi Longstocking. Subia said they started thinking of ways to spark literacy in Odessa. They talked about the Scholastic Book Fair, which many schools host, and thought it would be cool to bring the fair to the community. Scholastic Fairs have a theme and this year’s is Dino Mite. “I remember when I was a kid I used to always love buying books from the book fair,” Subia said. Subia said Dominy is excited about visiting Odessa because of Friday Night Lights. Dominy will present a keynote address and a storytelling lesson, have lunch with the children and sign books. There will also be a science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, area where a short STEM activity will take place. “We really want to start off well. That way we can grow this into a bigger event next year,” Ramirez said. Subia added that the event has purpose. “That’s our mission and vision — to create something purposeful in the community and not just to have something because we want to fundraise …,” Subia said. “We want families to come and have fun together.” Adinvita students will have game booths. Subia noted that many community groups and entities, like the Junior League of Odessa, University of Texas Permian Basin, First 5, the City of Odessa, parents and many others are helping out. “We’re really excited,” Subia said. “… I think this is going to be really fun for the community …”center_img WhatsApp TAGS  Previous article041619_OHS_LEE_03Next article043019_Peaceful_Protest_JF_03 Digital AIM Web Support Twitter WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

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Letterkenny Gardai investigate arson attack on Pearse Road

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Homepage BannerNews Google+center_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Previous articleUpdate – Dara Calleary resigns as Agriculture MinisterNext articleSenior Championship Preview – Brendan Kilcoyne News Highland Letterkenny Gardai investigate arson attack on Pearse Road Gardaí are investigating an arson attack on a business at Pearse Road in Letterkenny.They say emergency services responded to an incident of criminal damage by fire at approximately 1 o’clock this morning.One of the offices connected to the premises caught fire during the incident, and surrounding vehicles were also damaged. Significant criminal damage was caused to the property, and investigations are ongoing. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – August 21, 2020 Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

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Human capital

first_imgHuman capitalOn 25 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Shareholders will increasingly insist on fuller statements of HRpractices. So is there commercial advantage in publishing a statement of personnel practices in your Report and Accounts? By Caroline HornThere are a number of tools that the City and investors use to value a company. Glance through a batch of Report & Accounts, and you conclude that HR practices have not, traditionally, been among them. But the trend towards measuring a company’s performance against a combination of factors – not just the balance sheet – is raising the stakes for personnel departments.Marc Thompson of Templeton College, Oxford, has been reviewing studies into the correlation between business performance and HR practice. “What is happening is that firms realise that intangible assets are expanding the difference between the book value of a company and its market value,” he says. “So the question is, what are those intangible assets?” Only a very small percentage of Microsoft’s market capitalisation, for example, is in tangible assets. The rest concerns its R&D, intellectual property, risk management and reputation, as well as its people management.Accountants are starting to think about how to measure these intangible assets and a range of reporting standards are being developed. These will cover areas such as people management, a firm’s brand value and knowledge management. It will probably take another five years, however, before HR practice is given a value in a company’s Report & Accounts.Lack of understandingThe lack of current understanding about how HR practices can contribute to the bottom line is reflected in the fact that few corporates give more than a passing glance to their HR strategy in their Report & Accounts – other than saying, typically, “People are our most valuable asset”. In a study carried out by the IPD three years ago, two-thirds of the 50 companies surveyed had some reference to their HR practice but only two managed to produce more than one paragraph – and that was because they were having to explain redundancies. More recently, says Nigel Crouch, an industrialist with the DTI’s Innovations Unit, firms have started to highlight personnel issues more, but much of it can be read as platitudinous.Shaun Tyson, professor of HR management at Cranfield School of Management, says the lack of detail about personnel strategies in a company’s Report & Accounts is understandable. “The Report & Accounts is essentially a calling card. It is received by people who want to know what a company is doing and it is presented in a positive manner. It is not a detailed or truthful account of the company – it is a PR exercise.”A company could, however, use its Report & Accounts as an opportunity to showcase its future development, particularly in terms of personnel, says Tyson. “What I would expect to see in a company’s Report & Accounts is more about capability and development of capability – to know more about what this company is capable of doing. That takes us back to its people. Companies use Report & Accounts to talk about specifics regarding their sales and activities, rather than, ‘We are developing a capability in this area, and this is how we will develop our people to achieve it’.”Creating an ’employee brand’Some firms are starting to focus on the processes or practices they believe will add value to their bottom line. Simon Barrow, chairman of management consultancy People in Business, which specialises in communications and relationships in the workplace, says, “There is one company we have had some dealing with in oil and gas exploration. When they talk to financial analysts they focus on their recruitment policies – how they plan to recruit and keep the best geologists and accountants – and so create an ’employee brand’ that will help them beat their competitors.”John Stevens, director of professional policy at the IPD, believes that more firms should be doing this. “Companies like Boots and Lucas Aerospace have made a real effort to present full HR statements in the past, and to some effect. Investment houses are starting to realise that they have to be able to look behind the raw figures and the more difficult subjects are R&D, risk, reputation and people management. Referring to subjects like these in a Report & Accounts gives some sense of their importance.”But while Barrow is pleased at the increasing evidence that people are taking an interest in how HR practices can affect a business’s performance, he says, “I think there is a long way to go. The powerhouse in this case is corporate finance departments of the City deal-makers, and they are interested in the immediate deal rather than the development of lasting value.” Professor Ray Richardson of the LSE agrees, “Interest in HR practices is beginning to happen on a minor scale in the US, where the position of HR or an HR director – if they are particularly charismatic – might influence the share price. But it is a long way from happening in the UK.”If the impact of HR practices is to become more visible, HR departments need to have internal systems that provide accurate and reliable measurements. Barrow adds that these need to be reviewed at senior level, and by external reviewers.He says there are a range of HR issues that should be considered when valuing a company. These include the typical current information such as structure, contracts, compensation agreements, pension schemes and union relations but, he argues, issues such as employee movement trends, the results of employee research, the company’s record in industrial tribunals and employment law issues, should also be considered. “These are all quantifiable but it is only the smarter City people and smaller merchant banks who are asking these questions.”A number of recent studies suggest that the City should be doing more to find out about HR strategy before concluding deals. The IPD’s study into research in this area – The Impact of People Management Practice on Business Performance, by Professor Ray Richardson of the LSE and Marc Thompson of Templeton College, Oxford – highlights a number of research papers that explore the correlation between a business’s performance and its HR practice.Stevens says that one study, which involved about 60 UK manufacturing firms, “showed that it was people management development processes that proved to be most important issues in terms of profitability, rather than R&D or risk management. People management made a bigger bottom-line contribution.”Another recent study, carried out in the US by HR consultancy Watson Wyatt, goes so far as to suggest that it is possible to put a value on particular HR policies, and that a company’s HR policies can affect its share price by as much as 30 per cent (Personnel Today, 26 October).Watson Wyatt carried out a year-long study to identify whether, and how, different HR practices might impact on a company’s share performance. It identified 30 HR practices which it grouped into key areas, including recruiting excellence, clear rewards and accountability, a collegial and flexible workplace, communications integrity and prudent use of resources. From that, it developed its Human Capital Index (HCI), a measuring tool for the effectiveness of a corporate’s HR strategy.“At a time when virtually all companies say people are their most important asset, this study begins the process of helping them quantify that importance,” says Professor Ira Kay, North American director of Watson Wyatt’s human capital group and one of the study’s authors. “We found a clear relationship between the effectiveness of a company’s human capital and shareholder value creation. Companies with a high index had high shareholder value; those with a low index had low shareholder value.” Watson Wyatt is now carrying out studies in Europe to clarify whether the same kind of results can be expected among European companies.Forming opinionsSteven Dicker, partner at Watson Wyatt, says its system will provide analysts with the tools they need to measure company performance. “Analysts will tell you that they look at a company’s published accounts. But they will also want to go into a company and form their own opinion, although most analysts are unable to form an opinion of HR practice. We are providing them with a way to do so.”Dicker adds that corporates also need to be more aware of how particular HR policies affect a company’s performance. “Any HR tool can be seen to be good but companies need to know which delivers a bottom line or which are simply nice to have. Training people to step into the next position may not have value for your company because the person you have trained may simply go to other company. That can waste a company’s resources.”If personnel directors consider such practices inherently valuable, they will have to show they are closely linked to business performance, says Dicker. “There is a lot of indiscriminate training goes on. Train people for the next role, by all means, but lock them in so that they fulfil the company’s requirements.”As analysts and shareholders start to demand more information on HR practice, personnel departments will fall under increasing scrutiny, warns Lynda Gratton, professor at the London Business School. But without proper training and better recruitment, there is a danger that consultants will be brought in to drive HR strategy, in line with the City’s requirements. “HR professionals need to move more into business areas and have more of a bridge with other disciplines,” says Gratton. “They need to know more about business strategy.”Adding valueRay Richardson agrees, “HR directors have to be able to give the numbers that show they are adding value to the business. Not many companies are doing this in a professional way and their work is not linked to any measurable outcome.” As well as the lack of interest in HR practices in a company’s Report & Accounts, it could also account for the fact that so few – about 16 – of the FTSE 100 corporates have a personnel or HR director on their main board, according to data compiled by Hemmington-Scott.This growing interest in HR can be seen as a threat, says Dicker, but he adds, “It is also an opportunity to sit at the top as HR director. What we want to put into a director’s hands is the ability to show that well thought-out policies are adding value, although it will also show up HR departments that do not add value.”Measuring good practice, he adds, will help to drive a corporate forward. “Measurable outcomes will enable a company to show best practice and best value. If a corporate has great practice but the City does not believe it, it becomes harder or more expensive to get capital. What this offers is a way to get easier access to capital because the City wants to give you the resources. HR is an opportunity to drive the company forward.” Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Reconciling the changes in atmospheric-methane sources and sinks between the Last Glacial Maximum and the pre-industrial era

first_imgWe know from the ice record that the concentration ofatmospheric methane, [CH4], at the Last Glacial Maximum(LGM) was roughly half that in the pre-industrial era (PI), buthow much of the difference was source-driven, and howmuch was sink-driven, remains uncertain. Recent developmentsinclude: a higher estimate of the LGM-PI change inmethane emissions from wetlands―the dominant, naturalmethane source; and the possible recycling of OH consumedin isoprene oxidation―the principal methane sink.Here, in view of these developments, we use an atmosphericchemistry-transport model to re-examine the main factorsaffecting OH during this period: changes in air temperatureand emissions of non-methane volatile organic compoundsfrom vegetation. We find that their net effect was negligible(with and without an OH recycling mechanism), implyingthe change in [CH4] was almost entirely source driven―a conclusion that, though subject to significant uncertainties,can be reconciled with recent methane source estimates.last_img read more

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Tiffany Foster Wins Leading Lady Rider Award at WEF

first_img Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Tiffany Foster of North Vancouver, BC, claimed the Martha Jolicoeur Leading Lady Rider Award on Sunday, February 7, during week four of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, FL.Foster accumulated the most points of all female competitors in the $50,000 CSI4* Adequan WEF Challenge Cup Round 4 held Friday, February 5, and the $214,000 CSI4* Marshall & Sterling/Great American Grand Prix on Sunday, February 7. The two-time Canadian Olympian and Northern Light, a 10-year-old Swedish Warmblood mare (Plot Blue x Contender) that Foster owns in partnership with Andy and Carlene Ziegler’s Artisan Farms LLC, jumped clear in the first round of the WEF Challenge Cup and were double-clear to place fifth in the Grand Prix.“It’s a great thing that Martha recognizes women in this sport,” said Foster, 36, of the Leading Lady Award. “There are so many great female riders doing well right now and it’s an honor to receive this award. It really indicates where you stand and how you’re doing. I really appreciate it.”Jolicoeur, accompanied by her husband, Dr. Stephen Norton, presented Foster with a bottle of champagne, a bouquet of flowers, and a gift certificate for a shopping spree at Hunt, Ltd. in recognition of her title.“I was so happy with my horse,” said Foster of her mount, Northern Light. “She’s pretty green for this level. Eric Lamaze found her. He called me and said, ‘I have a perfect horse for you,’ and he was right! She’s just wonderful and she keeps getting better. She doesn’t have the experience to go super fast but she was right in there with some pretty experienced horses and riders in the Grand Prix. I’m very proud of her.”A sponsor and dedicated supporter of horse sport at WEF for many years, 2021 marks Jolicoeur’s 11th season presenting the Leading Lady Rider Award. She began presenting the award in 2010 as a way of recognizing female accomplishments in an Olympic sport where men and women compete as equals. A former competitor herself, Jolicoeur enjoyed a successful international show jumping career before becoming Florida’s number one Douglas Elliman real estate broker.The Martha Jolicoeur Leading Lady Rider Award, given in memory of fellow realtor and horseman Dale Lawler, is presented weekly to the high-score female rider based on performances in the weekly WEF Challenge Cup series and grand prix events. During the final week of WEF, the Martha Jolicoeur Overall Leading Lady Rider Award will be presented to the female rider who accumulates the most points throughout the season. So far in 2021, Erynn Ballard of Canada and American riders Laura Kraut and Adrienne Sternlicht have won the Leading Lady Rider Award in addition to Foster. Tags: Tiffany Foster, WEF, show jumping, Northern Light, Leading Lady Award, More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.last_img read more

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