Pryor Residence / Bates Masi Architects

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first_img Text description provided by the architects. The house occupies a hill in Montauk with a distant view of ocean, a site that the owners, a couple with two young boys, spent years to find. It is the couple’s reprieve from their home in the city, to share the outdoor lifestyle with their family and to remember their teenage years together in Montauk. The house design prompts the owners to interact with the surrounding environment, evoking experiences of camping.Save this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi ArchitectsRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedA departure from typical residential planning, the house is entered through multiple areas for different guests and occasions. Large glass doors slide open to the living, dining and kitchen area for a large gathering; a smaller scaled swing door for an occasional guest opens to the center hall with a view of the ocean. A sequence of auxiliary spaces – beach equipment area, outdoor shower, sand and mudroom – creates a seamless ritual from the daily activities for the family and friends. In all living areas and bedrooms, glass doors and insect screens slide in and out from pocket walls, transforming rooms to screened porches or spaces completely open to the landscape. Save this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi ArchitectsThe living area, a double height space with kitchen, dining and living area, has thirty-six feet wide glass doors that pocket into southern and northern walls. When open, the dining room becomes a picnic area and the living room fireplace becomes a campfire. Multiple layers of bronzed metal fabric at the clerestory windows in the living area fold and unfold to adjust sunlight for optimal brightness & temperature of the space. These operable architectural elements use the natural environment to create suitable living conditions. Save this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi ArchitectsThe house is environmentally friendly in its overall construction and planning with such specifics as geo-thermal heating & cooling, shading & venting systems, solar panels, organic finishes and materials. Lending to the structure’s sustainability, the house is assembled, rather than built, with prefabricated foundation, panel siding and efficient built-ins minimizes construction debris or toxins such as concrete foundation tar on the site. With the owner’s initial premise of camping, the design and functionality of the house promotes a memorable experience for friends and family in the natural environment.Save this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessUpdate: 12th International Architecture Exhibition VeniceArticlesPezo von Ellrichshausen Architects at the Venice BiennaleArticles Share ArchDaily Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/75669/pryor-residence-bates-masi-architects Clipboard Projects “COPY” United States CopyAbout this officeBates Masi ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMontaukHousesUnited StatesPublished on September 01, 2010Cite: “Pryor Residence / Bates Masi Architects” 01 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausStonesCosentinoDekton Surfaces – Cap Ferrat BuildingStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Strata Argentum – Classtone CollectionAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®CeramicsTerrealCustom Shape Terracotta CladdingSeatingInterstuhlPillows – HUBPartitionsBuzzispacePrivacy Booth – BuzziRingMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Pryor住宅/ Bates Masi Architects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 Houses CopyHouses•Montauk, United States Pryor Residence / Bates Masi Architects Pryor Residence / Bates Masi ArchitectsSave this projectSavePryor Residence / Bates Masi Architects Architects: Bates Masi Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project 2009 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/75669/pryor-residence-bates-masi-architects Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi Architects+ 17 Sharelast_img read more

‘The Lodge on the Lake’ Competition Entry / Stephen Collier Ar…

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first_imgCopyAbout this officeStephen Collier ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureCanberraResidentialAustraliaPublished on June 02, 2013Cite: Alison Furuto. “‘The Lodge on the Lake’ Competition Entry / Stephen Collier Architects” 02 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/379679/the-lodge-on-the-lake-competition-entry-stephen-collier-architects Clipboard Residential Architecture Australia ArchDaily “COPY” CopyIn this proposal for a new Australian Prime Ministers lodge, the core concept focused around the question; ‘What if the British had embraced Indigenous culture in 1788?’ Designed by Stephen Collier Architects, they propose to reconfigure and redefine this boundary of the lodge as a ring of landscape that is retained for public use. This land would be defined by a cluster of deciduous trees while public access to Lake Burley Griffin for all Australians will remain in perpetuity. More images and architects’ description after the break.Save this picture!Courtesy of Stephen Collier ArchitectsWhat if the British, instead of completely and summarily dismissing Aboriginal people and their culture, took a more open approach to Aboriginal people, culture and knowledge systems? This country would be one where the chances of an indigenous or non-indigenous Prime Minister would have been the same at every election since Federation. As a result Australia would now have an equal meeting of cultures and (cultural) influence. Save this picture!Courtesy of Stephen Collier ArchitectsWe propose 3 key moves:1.  A permanent and protective structure of roof forms (reflecting our democracy) with a flexible interior (also representing our culture) that is allowed to evolve;2.  An undulating visually porous boundary defined on the outside edge by a ring of deciduous trees and vaulted cave-like spaces of art underneath;3.  A private stroll garden, of amplified native landscape, gently sloping up around the outside edge and allowing local indigenous fauna to move freely, in and out, underneath it.  Save this picture!site planAfter 1788 there were two opposing perspectives of landscape and home: the non- indigenous idea of home in a cultivated landscape of definitive property boundaries, and the indigenous idea of a transient home in a shared and unbounded landscape. Observing that Australia’s watery boundary is still a contested zone of arrival we acknowledge Canberra’s man-made lake and the random property alignment marking the site of the proposed new Lodge. Save this picture!floor planWe propose separating the administrative and support functions from the private domain. Key groupings of rooms, amenities and staff are arranged in a pinwheel around a central foyer, from which all parts of the landscape can be seen and from which all parts of the house can be accessed. A large private stroll garden becomes a place of reflection and repose.  Save this picture!diagram 01An amplified native landscape is enhanced with non-indigenous clusters of liquid amber, poplar and willow. Traces of this new landscape are entwined in and through the buildings. Narrow paths for strolling would be burnt through fields of native grasses and daisies, creating different journeys through and around the garden. Architects: Stephen Collier ArchitectsLocation: Canberra, AustraliaCollaborators: Paolo Stracchi, Maryam Litkouhi, David JansonYear: 2013Project gallerySee allShow lessMar Surf Center of Somo / Javier Romero Soto ArquitectoSelected ProjectsSchool Classroom / Loïc Picquet ArchitecteSelected Projects Share Projects Save this picture!Courtesy of Stephen Collier ArchitectsWritten by Alison Furuto Share “COPY” ‘The Lodge on the Lake’ Competition Entry / Stephen Collier ArchitectsSave this projectSave‘The Lodge on the Lake’ Competition Entry / Stephen Collier Architects ‘The Lodge on the Lake’ Competition Entry / Stephen Collier Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/379679/the-lodge-on-the-lake-competition-entry-stephen-collier-architects Clipboardlast_img read more

RSF index 2020: regional analysis

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first_img2020 RSF Index: Future of African journalism under threat from all sidesOn the 2020 World Press Freedom Index map, compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), 21 African countries appear in red or black. Those who produce news and information are working in difficult, even critical, conditions. The coming decade will be decisive for the future of journalism on the continent.Read moreRSF 2020 Index: Environment worsens for North Africa’s journalistsWhat with interminable trials in Morocco, frequent arrests and prolonged pre-trial detention in Algeria and media outlets pressganged into serving belligerents in Libya, the environment for journalists has continued to worsen in North Africa – except Tunisia, which continues its democratic transition despite delays with reforming its media legislation.World press freedom index 2020Read moreRead more2020 RSF Index: Troubling trends persist in North America despite region’s improvementsThe 2020 Reporters Without Borders (RSF) World Press Freedom Index shows that troubling trends continued throughout North America, despite a slight overall improvement. Moving into the new decade, it is urgent that the United States restores its role as a champion of the free press at home and abroad in order for it to be considered a leading democracy.Read moreRSF 2020 Index: Latin America’s dark horizon for press freedomThe environment for journalists in Latin America is increasingly complex and hostile. Many journalists covering sensitive subjects have experienced an increase in harassment, violence and intimidation. At the same time, the media have been subjected to major smear campaigns in most of the region’s countries.Read moreRSF 2020 Index: Asia-Pacific – hyper-control and national-populist excessesYou could still harbour serious hopes about press freedom in Asia and Oceania in 2010 but the past decade has seen a steep decline, with the adoption of undemocratic and totalitarian practices, the emergence of a populism that unleashes hatred on journalists, and extreme media polarization. The region is facing huge challenges.Read moreRSF 2020 Index: Eastern Europe and Central Asia – clampdown continuesBehind the lack of any major movement by the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia in the latest World Press Freedom Index, there are disturbing signs. The increasing expertise in new technologies that the region’s authoritarian or unstable regimes are acquiring could result in more censorship of the media. The regional heavyweights, Moscow and Ankara, continue to set a bad example.Read more2020 RSF Index: The illusion of peace in the Middle EastDark clouds still gather over the Middle East, with one country, Iraq, slipping into the countries coloured black on the press freedom map. After a slight drop in the number of infringements, any hopes of appeasement were dispelled by violent crackdowns on public protests, the resumption of increasingly localized military operations and tighter control by iron-fisted governments.Read more2020 RSF Index: Europe’s journalists face growing dangersMore and more of the continent’s journalists are suffering the consequences of a decline in the rule of law, assaults, online threats and financial troubles.Read moreREAD THE GENERAL ANALYSIS News April 19, 2020 – Updated on April 17, 2021 RSF index 2020: regional analysis “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News June 4, 2021 Find out more Europe – Central AsiaAfricaMiddle East – North Africa AmericasAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesReports and statisticsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources Armed conflictsConflicts of interestCorruptionOrganized crimeDisappearancesJihadismImprisonedEnvironmentWomenImpunityInternetCitizen-journalistsWhistleblowersFreedom of expressionPredatorsEconomic pressureJudicial harassmentViolence RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Organisation News Europe – Central AsiaAfricaMiddle East – North Africa AmericasAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesReports and statisticsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources Armed conflictsConflicts of interestCorruptionOrganized crimeDisappearancesJihadismImprisonedEnvironmentWomenImpunityInternetCitizen-journalistsWhistleblowersFreedom of expressionPredatorsEconomic pressureJudicial harassmentViolence center_img Help by sharing this information RSF_en Receive email alerts Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says June 7, 2021 Find out more News to go further June 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Credit Union director charged over alleged fraud

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first_img TAGSfeatured WhatsApp Twitter Facebook NewsBreaking newsCredit Union director charged over alleged fraudBy Staff Reporter – December 18, 2014 597 Email Shannondoc operating but only by appointment by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A DIRECTOR of a county Limerick credit union has been charged with attempting to defraud AXA insurance of €52,000 contrary to common law.Pat Laffin, 61, of Tullovin, Croom appeared before Limerick District Court this Wednesday on the charge dating back to December 16 of last yearWhen charged, the court was told that Mr Laffin replied “I understand”.Judge Aeneas McCarthy was told that the Director of Public Prosecutions had directed that the case was to proceed by way of trial on indictment at Limerick Circuit Criminal Court.The case was adjourned until January 14 to allow for the service and preparation of a book of evidence and Mr Laffin, who is a director of Rathkeale and District Credit Union, was released on his own continuing bail. Advertisement Printcenter_img Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Linkedin Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR No vaccines in Limerick yet First Irish death from Coronavirus Previous articleGirl died instantly when tractor bucket fellNext articleSubstance misuse on the rise in Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

SUPPORTING EACH OTHER: Juneteenth picnic all about bonding

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first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Facebook Twitter Previous article060619_OC_Employee_of_the_year_Lindsey_Bryant_JF_04Next articleBalloon campaign Digital AIM Web Support Local News Facebook WhatsApp Twittercenter_img TAGS  Pinterest Destiny Anderson, 10, smiles as she watches her sister receive an Xbox One from a raffle during Juneteenth annual picnic at Woodson Park. As 10-year-old Destiny Anderson read her little sister’s raffle ticket, she covered her mouth then smiled with excitement.Anderson found out her 5-year-old sister, Tiara Sari Cooper, had won one of the two Xbox One’s given away during Wednesday’s Juneteenth annual picnic.Though Anderson was delighted to know her and her sister are going home with a new gaming system, she said it was more important to build relationships with other children who attended the event hosted by the Black Cultural Council of Odessa at Woodson Park.”It brings people together,” Anderson said.”The best part about this is that you get to meet new friends and new people that when you grow up and meet that same people, you can be friends.”Anderson said she had won one of the 15 bicycles given away during Saturday’s raffle.Cooper wasn’t one of the recipients of a bike, but those sad feelings quickly evaporated when she claimed the first of two Xbox One’s donated by Martinez Funeral Home and Crematory. Children also participated in games hosted by the Odessa Police Department.”I was about to cry,” Anderson said. “I didn’t think she was going to win. She was so sad the last time that she didn’t get a bike and I got a bike.”Joel Gonzales, the managing funeral director at Martinez Funeral Home and Crematory, said it’s important to give back to the community, because he knows giving a little bit goes a long way.Gonzales said he believes the Xbox One’s can be used for educational purposes.”Our kids are our future,” Gonzales said. “They are going to pave the way for us.”Jo Ann Davenport Littleton, the executive director of the BCCO, said the nonprofit organization is already making plans for next year’s Juneteenth.Davenport Littleton said the biggest change will be increasing the number of meals for the picnic. There were more than 275 people who attended the picnic, which doubled from a year ago. She said those numbers will increase to 500 next year.In addition to feeding people from the community that come to the picnic, Davenport Littleton also wants to give food to members of the Woodson Boys and Girls Club.”We doubled from last year and that makes you feel good,” Davenport Littleton said. “We really promoted it.”Kathy Miller, 60, was born and raised in Odessa. She said she was attending the picnic with a couple of her grandchildren, but then she further explained that she felt that every child at the event was a grandchild.Since she has celebrated six decades of Juneteenth, Miller looks forward to this time of the year when the community comes together to show the younger generation what it means to be kind and generous to everyone around them.”I’m always grateful to see Juneteenth come,” Miller said. “The kids learn how to get along with each other and help each other. This is something that teaches them how to share and to become good kids to society. They really love it and it’s fun.” WhatsApp Pinterest SUPPORTING EACH OTHER: Juneteenth picnic all about bondinglast_img read more

Puerto Rico Supreme Court rules swearing in recent governor unconstitutional

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first_img@ricardorossello/Twitter(SAN JOSE) — Pedro Pierluisi’s term as governor of Puerto Rico has been ruled unconstitutional, clearing the way for Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez to become the next governor of Puerto Rico.Vazquez, who will become Puerto Rico’s third governor in a week, released a statement recognizing the decision from the Supreme Court and saying she would accept the role of governor.She had previously said that she did not have any interest in becoming to the U.S. territory’s chief executive.Puerto Rico was thrown into disarray after leaked text messages allegedly showed former Gov. Ricardo Rossello and his staff making homophobic, misogynistic and sexist comments against opponents and critics, as well as mocking victims of 2017’s Hurricane Maria. Widespread protests followed, prompting the governor to initially say he’d step down after his term in 2020, before resigning almost immediately.On Wednesday, the island’s highest court ruled in a unanimous decision that the part of the law of succession allowing the secretary of state to become governor — without the confirmation of both legislative chambers — was unconstitutional.The interpretation of the succession law was the grounds by which Pierluisi became governor on Aug. 2 after being appointed by Rossello.Rossello appointed Pierluisi as secretary of state just minutes before leaving the governor’s office. Due to a loop hole in the succession laws, Pierluisi was able to be sworn into that role and quickly as governor because the legislative bodies were not in session to review his nomination.The law of succession as a whole was upheld by the courts.The court’s decision said Pierluisi had until Wednesday at 5 p.m. to leave office. Ahead of the decision, Pierluisi said that he would step aside and allow Vazquez to become governor if the courts decided in that manner.The suit questioning the legitimacy of Pierluisi’s governorship was brought by the island’s Senate after he took the position after only having the confirmation from the House of Representatives.“Puerto Rico needs certainty and stability. Our actions will be aimed at that end and will always be first,” Vazquez writes.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Personnel split into two camps on VC dealings

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first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Personnel split into two camps on VC dealingsOn 20 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article The reason has nothing to do with redundancies and efficiency savings.It is because high technology start-ups require capital to finance both technology investment and, crucially, staff expansion. In May, Penta concluded its first deal ploughing £10m (a 40 per cent equity commitment) into McLaren, a systems integrator and document management software specialist whose clients include BP Amoco and Railtrack. The company, whose current 90 staff work in the UK, US and Europe, is hoping to expand numbers to 400 over two years. “In a business like this, the ability to recruit, manage and deliver the growth is a key issue. We have to be sure that the culture is right and the management ambitious, dynamic and positive.“In our meetings, the managing director was effectively the HR with operational support from an HR executive and a great deal of time was spent studying the sifting process – the qualities you are looking for and the incentivisation.”If a desire to keep employee numbers down is common in the venture capital fraternity, Macnaughton says there can’t be fixed attitudes that cover every deal. “McLaren is hoping to win major contracts all over the world so inevitably if you are going around integrating the systems of major corporates, you are bound to be something of a body shop.” He says the HR people he has come across broadly divide into two camps. The more dynamic and switched on have often been involved in having to recruit and develop very quickly. But there are also those inherited in management buy-outs. They are, he says, “the bureaucratic, sleepy types who can’t think outside corporate philosophy and set procedures”.last_img read more

A plea in mitigation

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first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Higher compensation for unfair dismissal has brought intofocus difficult issues surrounding the calculation of the claimant’s award.Liability can even stretch to the loss of an ex-employee’s subsequent job. By NicholasRobertson In any successful claim for unfair dismissal the law aims to compensate theemployee for the wrong that has been done – not to grant a windfall byover-compensating him. The primary measure in any claim will be wages lost as aresult of dismissal, and for this the tribunal will take into account any moneyearned by the employee following the dismissal. For instance, if the employee finds alternative employment at a lowersalary, the tribunal can award compensation for the ongoing differential.Similar principles apply in other types of claim, such as unlawfuldiscrimination. An individual bringing an unfair dismissal claim is under a duty to”mitigate” the loss he has suffered by taking all reasonable steps tofind suitable alternative employment – if he fails to do this he may find acourt reduces his award to reflect the sums he could have earned fromalternative sources. The onus is on the former employer to challenge the attempts made by theemployee to mitigate. Issues of mitigation are likely to become increasinglyimportant in unfair dismissal cases. Given the increase in compensationavailable, it is likely tribunals will grapple more often with these difficultquestions and ask whether the employee has taken reasonable steps to mitigatehis loss. Income during the notice period Surprisingly, the courts adopt a different approach to mitigation where theemployee has been dismissed without due notice. If an employee is dismissed inbreach of contract and without notice, but then obtains alternative employmentduring the notional notice period, one would have expected the employee wouldbe obliged to give full credit to the sums he earned during that period. However the courts have taken the opposite view. This is on the grounds thatit is good industrial practice for the employer to pay notice monies, withoutregard to mitigation. This is not an invariable rule. An employer should berequired to pay over such sums as good industrial relations practice requires.This may be less than the full notice period if it is particularly lengthy. Finding better paid employment In some cases an employee may be dismissed only to find an alternative jobthat offers more pay than the one he has lost. In these circumstances he mayhave an initial loss for the period he is out of work; followed by a steadyreduction of that loss because of the additional sums he earns at the new job;followed by a period when he, in fact, makes money out of having beendismissed, because he has earned more than he would have done had he remainedwith the old employer throughout. In some cases the tribunal has taken the view that it should calculatecompensation by looking at matters at the date of the compensatory hearing. But the Scottish EAT has twice indicated it prefers to calculatecompensation in a different way: loss is calculated only up to the date onwhich the employee found the new job. However, it may be more appropriate for the tribunal instead to take accountof the new job offer after the tribunal hearing date. There appears to be nologic in a law that deprives the employer of the credit for ongoing excess sumsearned by the employee from the new job, but permits the employee to claim foran ongoing differential if the second job earns less than the original. Loss of a second job The courts have recently had to consider the difficult issues which arisewhere the employee is unfairly dismissed from one job, finds alternativeemployment and is then dismissed from that job. In one recent case (Dench vFlynn, 1998, IRLR 653) the applicant was dismissed unfairly by the respondent.She had difficulties finding alternative employment but eventually received anoffer from another employer.  She lastedin the new job for approximately two months. Her original employer argued the new employment contract, which was statedto be permanent, meant it was free from any responsibility for loss caused byher dismissal from the second job. The Court of Appeal decided there was no rule of law that required thetribunal to terminate the period of loss at the date from which the newcontract started. The question was whether the first employer could be regardedas having continued to cause her loss, given that she was dismissed from thenew job without any compensation or right to compensation because of her lackof employment rights. In a second case (Salvesen Logistics v Tate, unreported, EAT/689/98), thedismissal was unfair. However, the employee found a job within two weeks.Initially this was stated to be temporary but the post was then confirmed aspermanent. After eight months in the new job Tate was made redundant. The tribunal decided that Salvesen should compensate Tate for the losssuffered by the dismissal from the second job; it took into account that, ifthe unfair dismissal had not occurred, Tate would have been likely to remainwith the old employer, where he was not at risk of being made redundant. It wasopen to a tribunal to consider the appropriate effect of the unfair dismissaland then to attribute to the unfair dismissal all the loss caused by it. Inmany cases, finding permanent new employment would break the chain ofcausation; however, the award should always be the amount that was just andequitable. This approach was upheld by the EAT. These cases show that a tribunal has considerable discretion to decidewhether to award loss against the first employer following dismissal from thesecond job. In evaluating the risks of unfair dismissal litigation, the employer cannotnecessarily assume that the loss will be capped merely because the employeefinds alternative permanent employment. Ten steps to minimise your liability1:  Do not wait until liability hasbeen sorted out before considering the size of the employee’s claim. If youestablish that there are likely to be issues here you can take steps to obtainrelevant evidence to present to a tribunal, or as part of any”without-prejudice” negotiations. This information may be difficultto obtain six or nine months later, when the compensatory hearing is coming upfast.2:  Require the employee to quantifythe claim and to indicate what income has been earned by way of mitigation. Ifyou consider that the income is on the low side, then you can ask for thedetails of attempts at mitigation.3:  Write a warranty into anysettlement agreement if you are taking the ex-employee’s mitigation figures”on trust”.4:  Gather evidence on jobs in thearea as this may help in challenging attempts to mitigate.5:  Listen to the grapevine. Quiteoften information about the employee’s mitigation plans becomes available thisway.6:  Consider offering alternativeemployment. This must be done after employment has ended as the duty tomitigate loss only arises after the dismissal has occurred.7:  Consider abandoning anyirrelevant or unenforceable restrictive covenants in the employee’s contractthat may affect his ability to gain alternative employment.8:  Consider commissioning aspecialist report from appropriate advisers on the employee’s pro-spects formitigation.9:  Apply for disclosure ofmitigation details and documents. If the em-ployee refuses to provide detailsof mitigation the tribunals are likely to agree to order such information to bedisclosed in the form of interrogatories under Schedule 1 paragraph 4(3) of theEmployment Tribunal Regulations.10: Be very careful with reference requests. They may offer a usefulindication of the type of jobs the employee is trying to obtain. Indeed it islikely to be in your interests to give a positive reference in the hope that heor she finds alternative employment. Remember, however, that any referencegiven may be disclosed to the employee and used in evidence if it contradictsyour case in connection with the dismissal.Nicholas Robertson is partner in the employment group at Rowe and Maw Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. A plea in mitigationOn 1 Dec 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

SPS PATIÑO Assists Iranian Flagged Dhow

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first_img View post tag: Dhow Share this article View post tag: News by topic January 19, 2012 View post tag: Assists View post tag: Flagged View post tag: Patino Back to overview,Home naval-today SPS PATIÑO Assists Iranian Flagged Dhow center_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy On 17 January 2012, following coordination with a Danish Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft operating on a search mission for pirate ships, the Spanish Combat Supply Ship SPS PATIÑO, Flagship of  Operation ATALANTA, assisted an Iranian flagged dhow which had run out of fuel off the Somali Coast.The 11 man crew of the dhow, which was carrying a mixed load of cargo, expressed their thanks to the EU NAVFOR team for the fuel which was transferred by crane, before departing en-route to the nearest port.EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation ATALANTA’s tasks are to escort ships carrying humanitarian aid of the World Food Program (WFP) and vessels of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), to protect vulnerable vessels in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, and  to deter and disrupt piracy. EU NAVFOR also monitors fishing activity off the coast of Somalia.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , January 19, 2012; Image: eunavfor View post tag: Iranian View post tag: SPS SPS PATIÑO Assists Iranian Flagged Dhowlast_img read more

FuelCell Energy, US Navy Sign USD 3.8 Million Contract

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first_img July 27, 2012 View post tag: Navy FuelCell Energy, US Navy Sign USD 3.8 Million Contract Back to overview,Home naval-today FuelCell Energy, US Navy Sign USD 3.8 Million Contract View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: contract View post tag: sign View post tag: US View post tag: million Equipment & technology View post tag: 3.8 View post tag: energy FuelCell Energy, Inc., a leading manufacturer of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, today announced a $3.8 million contract award from the U.S. Navy to develop and test a Hybrid Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC)-Battery power system for large displacement undersea vehicle propulsion.The objective of the project is to develop a refuelable power system, with high energy density, that is suitable for undertaking long duration underwater missions of unmanned submersibles. The Hybrid SOFC-Battery system will be capable of generating 1,800 kilowatt hours of electricity during a 70 day mission with no exhaust discharged outside of the vehicle at any time. It will use liquid fuel and be self-contained with no reliance on external air.“This is a challenging and exciting project due to the unique installation and we expect to apply knowledge gained from this project into a range of other applications including maritime applications of fuel cells and auxiliary power units,” said Tony Leo, Vice President Application Engineering & Advanced Technology Development, FuelCell Energy, Inc. “Developing a compact solid oxide fuel cell balance of plant with a liquid fuel, will not only have potential for deployment in defense-related applications, but has viability as power systems for use in commercial underwater vehicles, marine vessels, and remote-sites.”The FuelCell Energy Hybrid SOFC-Battery power system is attractive for underwater vehicle applications as its high efficiency minimizes usage of both stored fuel and oxygen in the confined spaces available onboard the vehicle. The system achieves air independence by utilizing a unique oxygen storage technology, maintains neutral buoyancy with no discharge of system products and is capable of responding to the peak power demands for a typical Large Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (LDUUV) as defined by the U.S. Navy.A consortium will work with the FuelCell Energy team to fulfill the program requirements. The SOFC fuel cell stack is based on the technology developed by Versa Power Systems, an SOFC developer that is partially owned by FuelCell Energy. Other team partners include the Energy Systems Division of NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Yardney Technical Products, Inc., Naval Underwater Warfare Center (NUWC), and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).  This diverse team has the expertise required to meet the state-of-the-art system design, safety, and reliability of U.S. Navy specifications.  NASA will develop the oxygen storage required by the power system, Yardney will supply the battery technology, and PNNL will provide compact fuel processing design knowledge.  NUWC will complement the team on a range of topics including the logistics of systemization, integration, and tie-ins with the balance of LDUUV systems.This 18 month phase I award will fund development and laboratory testing of the SOFC propulsion system. Successful performance results may lead to a phase II award that would involve the delivery of a full scale system for testing in an unmanned undersea vehicle.About FuelCell EnergyDirect FuelCell® power plants are generating ultra-clean, efficient and reliable power at more than 50 locations worldwide.  With approximately 180 megawatts of power generation capacity installed or in backlog, FuelCell Energy is a global leader in providing ultra-clean baseload distributed generation to utilities, industrial operations, universities, municipal water treatment facilities, government installations and other customers around the world.  The Company’s power plants have generated more than one billion kilowatt hours of ultra-clean power using a variety of fuels including renewable biogas from wastewater treatment and food processing, as well as clean natural gas.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 27, 2012; Image: FuelCell View post tag: FuelCell View post tag: USD Share this articlelast_img read more