Hayloft / loft buro

first_imgManufacturers: GIRA, Antrax, B&B Italia, Roche Bobois, V-Zug, Archetipo, DLS, Polyflam, ZincoDesign Team:Oleg Volosovskyi, Elena LogvynetsClients:Oleg Volosovskyi, Elena LogvynetsCity:KyivCountry:UkraineMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andrey AvdeenkoRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. Hayloft is not only a dwelling. It’s a cocktail restaurant, experimental kitchen, bar counter, exposition, showroom, DJ place, and a friendly atmosphere both for kin and a great many friends. Hayloft space was found as a derelict commercial uninhabitable building, with a potential for creating a truly exciting loft.Save this picture!© Andrey AvdeenkoAfter the two-year roof, facade, and interior refurbishment, an arrangement of utility lines, terracing, and gardening, the building took on a contemporary accommodation, with state-of-the-art heating technologies and energy-efficient solutions.Save this picture!© Andrey AvdeenkoSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Andrey AvdeenkoInterior design was coordinated alongside with cavity design, the search of antiques, and art objects. A few antiques became the icon for Hayloft and shaped a remarkable atmosphere. Hayloft tells about tradition and memory, the ability to preserve history and create legends, family values, creativity, and art objects as a life philosophy. What has humanity accumulated for the last centuries and most significantly, decades? High-quality simplicity. Handmade value. Open space to the air. Natural materials. Up-to-date technologies combined with a green mind.Save this picture!© Andrey AvdeenkoEven so, individuality has always been above all. Something touching and thought-provoking that distinguishes you, tell your outstanding story. What did we want to obtain? Timeless interior. Preserving stories, cherishing traditions, and memories. The link between yesterday and today, Europe and Asia.Save this picture!© Andrey AvdeenkoProject gallerySee allShow lessM1700 House / RAVEL ArchitectureSelected ProjectsLP3 House / Diseño NorteñoSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Kyiv, UkraineLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs:  Andrey Avdeenko Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Ukraine Save this picture!© Andrey Avdeenko+ 36Curated by Paula Pintos Share Hayloft / loft buroSave this projectSaveHayloft / loft buro Hayloft / loft buro Architects: loft buro Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyLoft, Adaptive Reuse, Apartment Interiors•Kyiv, Ukraine Projectscenter_img CopyAbout this officeloft buroOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsKyivOn FacebookUkrainePublished on September 03, 2020Cite: “Hayloft / loft buro” 03 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore 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 Loft “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/946969/hayloft-loft-buro Clipboard ArchDaily Area:  197 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/946969/hayloft-loft-buro Clipboard 2020 Photographslast_img read more

Chance*ster combines raffles, skill and prizes to raise funds for charities

first_img Chance*ster is a new gaming site that aims to raise funds for charities and good causes by offering valuable prizes that individuals can try to win by guessing their value.Prizes include holidays, designers goods and electronic items.Dave Paton, Chance*ster founder, said: “It’s about the fusion of online fundraising and gaming… By creating a platform that supports a growing number of charities, we’re giving people a choice of good causes to choose from, while giving them real opportunities to win a diverse range of desirable items and experiences.” Advertisement  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis He added that the odds are generally good for players: “some games have fewer than 200 tickets” he said.Players don’t have to guess the exact value of the prize to the charity. If their estimate falls within the range shown their ticket qualifies for the draw.Chance*ster deducts 12% of gross proceeds as its fee and VAT and ticket sales. It then deducts the cost of the prize, which varies depending on whether the item is purchased through a retail partner or whether it is donated or subsidised by charity supporters. The proceeds are then donated to the chosen charity.“Many of our games return 40-50% of the ticket sales to the charity”, said Paton.The Nathan Timothy Foundation, The Songwriting charity, is using Chance*ster. Director of Engagement John Quinn said: “There’s no risk or cost to us, we gain a valuable extra income stream, increase awareness to our cause and it creates a good feeling among donors to have a chance of winning the great prizes available.” Howard Lake | 10 July 2013 | 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. Chance*ster combines raffles, skill and prizes to raise funds for charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Pasadena Assemblymember’s Bill Requiring Diversity on Corporate Boards Signed into Law

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Community News Business News More Cool Stuff 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Government Pasadena Assemblymember’s Bill Requiring Diversity on Corporate Boards Signed into Law STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 3:58 pm Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed into law legislation authored by former Pasadena City Councilman and current state Assemblyman Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) requiring the inclusion of underrepresented groups on corporate boards in California.Holden’s Assembly Bill 979 requires publicly held corporations headquartered in California to have at least one director from an underrepresented community by the close of 2021.“The new law represents a big step forward for racial equity,” Holden said in a prepared statement. “While some corporations were already leading the way to combat implicit bias, now all of California’s corporate boards will better reflect the diversity of our state. This is a win-win as ethnically diverse boards have shown to outperform those that lack diversity.”In addition to the 2021 benchmark, AB 979 also requires corporate boards to include two members from underrepresented communities for corporations with more than four members, while corporations with more than nine must have a minimum of three by 2022. The bill defines a director from an underrepresented community as an individual who self-identifies as Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Alaska Native, or who self-identifies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.Soon after the social unrest following the officer-involved death of George Floyd on May 25, many corporations publicly stated their support for diversity and Black Lives Matter. Researchers, however, have pointed out that this public support for social justice movements often does not lead to long-term structural change in hiring and retention policies of a diverse staff and leadership.The current statistics are stark. The Deloitte Missing Pieces Report: The 2018 Board Diversity Census of Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards found that out of 1,222 new board members of Fortune 100 companies, 77 percent were white.“The lack of diversity on California’s boards and upper-level corporate positions is a challenge we urged corporations to address on their own during our time in the Legislature,” said Assemblymember Christina Garcia.“However, it is clear we can no longer wait for corporations to figure it out on their own. By ensuring diversity on their boards, we know the corporations are more likely to both create opportunities for people of color and give them the support to thrive within that corporation. I’m excited this bill is signed and look forward to California continuing to lead the way in our fight for racial equity in general,” Garcia said.“This measure recognizes that including the perspectives of underrepresented groups in leadership roles will result in more innovation, improved productivity, and better economic outcomes,” said Assemblymember David Chiu, chair of the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus.“I applaud Gov. Newsom for signing this important bill to ensure corporate boards reflect the diversity of our state and are able to truly serve California’s diverse population,” said Chiu. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

Sky-high excitement at airport

first_imgKing John’s Castle Limerick reopens with new medieval themed outdoor games Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up AN ESTIMATED 40,000 people are expected to land on Shannon for one of the most spectacular air shows ever staged in the Mid-West, with the line-up for the Shannon Air Display and associated field activities finalised ahead of Saturday week’s extravaganza.The Shannon airfield, which will be transformed into the viewing area for the stunning overhead displays, as 20 domestic and international acts, operating 33 separate aircraft, go through their lightning fast paces.Tickets for the event, which cost just €5  and are available on Eventbrite at http://shannondisplay15.eventbrite.ie, with children under 6 years getting free access to the event while ticket-holders will also be entitled to free access on the weekend to a choice of either Bunratty Castle, King John’s Castle or Craggaunowen visitor attractions.The action will be far from confined to the skies, with final arrangements also now being put in place for a vast array of on-the-ground activities as more than  20 separate children’s attractions – ranging from a carousel to a bungee run, obstacle courses and giant jenga – some 25 food operators, as well as music entertainment, ensure there is plenty to enjoy during  breaks in the air display.  A static aircraft and tank display in the spectator zone is also set to be a major attraction.The main event happens in the skies, however, and crowds will be served up a stunning display, with some of Europe’s leading performers on hand to deliver the captivating performances during the five hour event.For more of this article, see the latest issue of the Limerick Post, dated July 11. Linkedin Facebook TAGSAir DisplayBunratty CastleCraggaunowenfeaturedKing John’s CastlelimerickLimerick CityLimerick PostMid WestShannonShannon Air DisplayShannon AirfieldShannon airport Advertisement Previous articleGAA – Match day info for tonight’s Munster IHC FinalNext articleGAA – Weekend GAA fixtures for Limerick Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Twitter WhatsApp Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April center_img Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR No vaccines in Limerick yet Hundreds of toys collected at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park for Crumlin Children’s Hospital Email Autumn Celebration at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park NewsCommunityLocal NewsSky-high excitement at airportBy Bernie English – July 8, 2015 779 King John’s Castle to be part of a virtual Culture Night celebration as Shannon Heritage ramps up marketing campaignlast_img read more

Toyoda Gosei to Establish New Plant for Interiors and Exteriors in Miyagi, Japan

first_img Location Toyoda Gosei East Japan Co., Ltd. Twitter Employees January 2013 Area Pinterest Iwate Plant: 1-1 Nishinemoriyama, Kanegasakicho, Isawa-gun, Iwate, Japan Approx. 40 (at the start of operation) Facebook 2-10-2 Matsunodaira, Ohiramura, Kurokawa-gun, Miyagi, Japan Pinterest 244 (as of December 2020) Previous articleNecas lifts returning Hurricanes past Lightning 1-0 in OTNext articlePakistan court orders release of man accused in Pearl death Digital AIM Web Support Name Employees Capital Local NewsBusiness Products Outline of Toyoda Gosei East Japan HQ Plant: 3-3 Takashimizuosawa, Kurihara, Miyagi, Japancenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 Production start Location Outline of Toyoda Gosei Ohira Plant Founded Twitter TAGS  Sales JPY 490 million Facebook WhatsApp Approx. JPY 3.4 billion (FY2019) Land: Approx. 34,000m 2 Building: Approx. 8,300 m 2 Around summer 2022 Toyoda Gosei to Establish New Plant for Interiors and Exteriors in Miyagi, Japan View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005399/en/ CONTACT: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. Chihiro Suzuki [email protected] KEYWORD: JAPAN ASIA PACIFIC INDUSTRY KEYWORD: AFTERMARKET CHEMICALS/PLASTICS AUTOMOTIVE AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING OTHER AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING SOURCE: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/28/2021 11:00 PM/DISC: 01/28/2021 11:00 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005399/en KIYOSU, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.’s production subsidiary in eastern Japan, Toyoda Gosei East Japan Co., Ltd., is establishing a new plant in Ohira, Kurokawa-gun, Miyagi, where its main customer, Toyota Motor East Japan, Inc., is located. This will enhance Toyoda Gosei’s production capacity in the Tohoku region. Construction of the plant will begin in April 2021 and production of radiator grilles and other large painted plastic parts will start around the summer of 2022. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005399/en/ Toyoda Gosei East Japan Ohira Plant (Graphic: Business Wire) Toyoda Gosei has produced airbags, weatherstrips and other parts in the Tohoku region, which the Toyota Motor Group considers to be Japan’s third major automotive production area after the Chubu and Kyushu regions. By establishing a new plant for interiors and exteriors to build up its production capacity for these major products, Toyoda Gosei will support manufacturing in the Tohoku region, where compact cars provided to all parts of the world are made. With this new plant, Toyoda Gosei will strengthen its production network in Japan, centered in these three key regions, and increase its competitiveness by producing large painted plastic parts, which had previously been provided from other areas, near its main customer in northeastern Japan. The new plant will be the Toyoda Gosei Group’s 15 th plant in Japan—a state-of-the-art, environmentally-friendly plant that utilizes renewable energy and is equipped with the latest painting equipment and collaborative robots to pursue manufacturing efficiency. Toyoda Gosei will continue to respond to the needs of customers with the aim of achieving sustainable growth. WhatsApp Interiors and exteriors (radiator grilles etc.)last_img read more

‘Alarming Situation Where Large Number Of Citizens Are Homeless’: Bombay High Court Expresses Concern Over Unfinished Development Projects

first_imgNews Updates’Alarming Situation Where Large Number Of Citizens Are Homeless’: Bombay High Court Expresses Concern Over Unfinished Development Projects LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK16 March 2021 5:55 AMShare This – xTaking up a plea filed by 37 persons, the Bench expressed concern that the petitioners were without a roof over their heads since 2015.The Bombay High Court last week took judicial notice of the fact that developers have failed to complete slum schemes/redevelopment projects in time, leading to a spate of litigation in this respect. Recording its concern the Bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and GS Kulkarni remarked, “This has created an alarming situation, to the effect that large number of citizens are homeless and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court last week took judicial notice of the fact that developers have failed to complete slum schemes/redevelopment projects in time, leading to a spate of litigation in this respect. Recording its concern the Bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and GS Kulkarni remarked, “This has created an alarming situation, to the effect that large number of citizens are homeless and are made to suffer at the hands of such developers.”The Court was hearing a plea moved by Shakil Mohammad and 36 others, tenants of corporation land handed over to a developer in 2015 for the construction of a building. The building that originally stood in the area was demolished to make way for the new one, the Chief Justice’s Order narrates. Alarmed that that construction on the proposed building progressed only to the plinth level despite the passage of five years, the Bench expressed concern that the petitioners were without a roof over their heads since then. The Court also noted that “such developers have no wherewithal to undertake a redevelopment project.” Therefore, the Court called upon the Municipal Corporation is to file an affidavit explaining the steps it proposed to take with regard to the project in question.Apart from this, certain broader questions were also posed to the Corporation in respect of its policy on redevelopment. The Court queried whether: the existing policy that allowed tenants of corporation land (“a public largesse”, as the Court stated) to hand over property to developers unable to undertake such a project can be sustained, there was a need to draw up a new policy where only bona fide, genuine and competent developers who could fulfil expected norms and complete the construction were allowed appointment such developers could be appointed “only by the municipal corporation.” Additionally, the Court asked the State Government to consider the question of maintaining a panel of competent developers who could be entrusted with the work of development/re-development.A decision on this count was imperative to ensure that projects were completed in a timebound manner and “there would be certainty of a roof over their heads.””This is also the object of the relevant social legislations”, the Bench added.The Bench therefore directed the State Government and the Municipal Corporation to file affidavits in this respect.Advocate M.A. Khan argued the petitioners. AGP Shamrao B. Gore appeared for the State. Advocates Chandra Naik and Chaitali Gosavi appeared for respondents 5 and 6, while Advocate Oorja Dhond represented MCGM.Click here to download the judgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Global spatial ecology of three closely-related gadfly petrels

first_imgThe conservation status and taxonomy of the three gadfly petrels that breed in Macaronesia is still discussed partly due to the scarce information on their spatial ecology. Using geolocator and capture-mark-recapture data, we examined phenology, natal philopatry and breeding-site fidelity, year-round distribution, habitat usage and at-sea activity of the three closely-related gadfly petrels that breed in Macaronesia: Zino’s petrel Pterodroma madeira, Desertas petrel P. deserta and Cape Verde petrel P. feae. All P. feae remained around the breeding area during their non-breeding season, whereas P. madeira and P. deserta dispersed far from their colony, migrating either to the Cape Verde region, further south to equatorial waters in the central Atlantic, or to the Brazil Current. The three taxa displayed a clear allochrony in timing of breeding. Habitat modelling and at-sea activity patterns highlighted similar environmental preferences and foraging behaviours of the three taxa. Finally, no chick or adult was recaptured away from its natal site and survival estimates were relatively high at all study sites, indicating strong philopatry and breeding-site fidelity for the three taxa. The combination of high philopatry, marked breeding asynchrony and substantial spatio-temporal segregation of their year-round distribution suggest very limited gene flow among the three taxa.last_img read more

Midshipmen Board USS Gettysburg for Summer Training

first_img View post tag: americas Back to overview,Home naval-today Midshipmen Board USS Gettysburg for Summer Training View post tag: board June 16, 2014 View post tag: Midshipmen Authorities View post tag: Naval The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile Cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) is currently hosting 14 midshipmen during their summer training. View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: USS Gettysburg The midshipmen have been aboard for several underway periods, experiencing numerous evolutions as the ship conducted its readiness evaluation and supported helicopter squadron deck landing qualifications. During their time at sea, they were able to observe and participate in live weapons fire exercises, small boat operations, man overboard drills, flight operations, navigation, engineering drills, and generally explore the ship while fully experiencing Navy life.“It has been an incredible experience being aboard Gettysburg,” said Midshipman 1st Class Leshawn Charles, from Savannah State University, in Savannah, Georgia. “The ship has been very active so we’ve been able to see so many things. Everyone has been very welcoming and willing to answer all of our questions.”Each summer, midshipmen who are a part of a Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) program or the U.S. Naval Academy embark on U.S. Navy ships around the world to gain experience and be actively engaged in day-to-day operations. They spend time with either a junior officer or enlisted mentor, depending on their rank, in order to gain an appreciation for what their careers will be like upon graduation.During their stay on board Gettysburg, homeported in Mayport, the midshipmen also spent time with the commanding officer, executive officer, chief petty officers and junior officers in mentoring sessions where they were free to discuss whatever topics or questions they had.[mappress]Press Release, June 16, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: Training Midshipmen Board USS Gettysburg for Summer Training View post tag: Summer Share this articlelast_img read more

New data reveals suspension gender gap among postgrads

first_imgWithdrawals are when a student completely withdraws from their programme of study. This does not include those that have been transferred to a different programme of study. The overall suspension rate for all postgraduate students has also increased year on year from 2013/14 to 2016/17 from 5.98% to 7.93%, although there was a slight decrease last year to 7.5%. The withdrawal rate has remained con-sistent at about 1.5%, peaking in 2013/14 at1.82%. “Girls and women are also taught froman early age to internalise ‘unbecoming’emotions, such as anger, frustration andhopelessness. The report added that the lower take up ofprovision could be due to cultural differences.In 2016/17, 64% of graduates were non-UKstudents. A History Masters student at St Catherine’s, Hannah Grange-Sales, told Cherwell: “Women are conditioned to believe they are less intelligent than men, therefore there is both a real and imagined need to work harderto be considered men’s intellectual equals. “The increased pressure for women toprove themselves intellectually coupled withthe internalisation of emotion can surely beconsidered a factor in the higher rate of men-tal health issues amongst female students.” There was also a marked contrast betweenthose on research and taught postgraduatedegrees, with the former having consistentlyhigher levels of suspension and withdrawal.In 2016/17 just under 10% of research gradu-ates suspended their studies compared to 6%of taught graduates. This gure decreasedslightly to 9% last year. A spokesperson for the University told Cherwell: “These numbers are relatively low so we should be careful about drawing conclusions from them without understanding the context. We offer high levels of academic and pastoral support to our graduate students through their departments, colleges and central University services. Oxford SU VP for Graduates, AlisonD’Ambrosia told Cherwell: “It is a ticking timebomb the issue of graduate student welfare.With a huge increase in graduate numbersover the past several years, we have seenminimal investment in their welfare provi-sion and support. New data shows that 8.7% of female postgraduates suspended their studies in 2016/17, one-third higher than the rate for men (6.5%). center_img “There are many reasons why a student’sstatus might be suspended, includinghealth, maternity or paternity, personalcircumstances, academic dif culties anddisciplinary matters. Suspension is oftena voluntary decision by a student, and inmost cases students return from periods ofsuspension to successfully complete theircourse.” “Considering the historic argument against women’s right to education that they do not hold the mental rigour to undertake study, there is a double pressure to overcome this stigma and maintain a facade of capability when, for a variety of personal reasons not linked to their intellect, this may not be the case. The data, obtained from the University byCherwell, reveals a consistent gender dispar-ity in suspension and withdrawal rates overthe previous 8 years. The gender discrepancy was mirrored inwithdrawal rates, which were 1.37% for mencompared to 1.64% for women. “From a counselling service that is only open during term time to students been pushed from college to department to seek help, more needs to be done to properly support the graduate student body. It seems that the first call of action is for students to suspend rather than tackle the causes of suspension and offer proper support for students.” According to the SU’s recently publishedcounselling report, postgraduate studentswere proportionally less likely to seek helpthan undergraduates, with 10.8% of post-graduate researchers and 9.2% of taughtstudents receiving counselling to 12.3% ofundergraduates. Cherwell understands that the disparity in the figures could be due to the length of postgraduate research degree, which are typically three years. Taught degrees can be as short as 9 months, meaning that there is less opportunity for students to suspend or withdraw from their studies. Just under 52% of enrolments in 2017/18 were in taught degrees. graph by Simon Hunt Suspensions are when a single studentpauses their study during a given year, withone student potentially accruing multiplesuspension ‘counts’, in the rare event thatthey do so more than once.last_img read more

Local Taxes Stay Stable in 2019 Budget

first_imgMembers of City Council study details of the proposed 2019 municipal budget during their meeting. By Donald WittkowskiIn a meeting dominated by financial matters, City Council on Thursday night introduced a municipal budget that keeps local property taxes stable and also introduced two bond ordinances that will fund millions of dollars in capital improvements throughout Ocean City.Council also adopted Mayor Jay Gillian’s proposed five-year capital plan, a sweeping blueprint for $108.3 million in infrastructure projects stretching from the bay to the Boardwalk to the beaches. Projects in the capital plan will be funded on a yearly cycle, not $108.3 million in one, massive chunk of money.The capital plan calls for nearly $33.3 million worth of projects in 2019. Big-ticket items planned for this year include a total of $6 million in road and drainage upgrades, $3 million for dredging along the back bays, $2 million for beach replenishment and $2.1 million in improvements to the historic Music Pier, the city’s main concert venue.Construction projects to fulfill the city’s affordable housing obligations are another major part of the 2019 capital plan. In total, the city plans to spend $6.6 million to build or rehabilitate affordable housing sites for senior citizens and low-income families.Affordable housing will be concentrated at the Bayview Manor and Peck’s Beach Village housing developments managed by the Ocean City Housing Authority.Bayview Manor is slated for $2.7 million in rehabilitation work in 2019. Part of the flood-prone Peck’s Beach Village site will be demolished and replaced with a new 33-unit affordable housing project for senior citizens next to Bayview Manor.The city is financing the affordable housing projects in partnership with the Ocean City Housing Authority. The authority plans to contribute $4.2 million in funding using a federal Hurricane Sandy recovery grant.Bayview Manor at Sixth Street and West Avenue will play a major role in the city’s affordable housing plan.In the first round of financing to get some of the capital projects underway, Council introduced two bond ordinances Thursday, one for $7.9 million and the other for $6.6 million. The one for $6.6 million will finance the affordable housing projects.With so much money at stake in the capital plan, Michael Hinchman, the former president of the local government watchdog group Fairness In Taxes, renewed his call for the city to hire consulting experts to help it manage its construction projects.“I don’t know that you have any oversight,” Hinchman said in public remarks to Council.The mayor defended the city’s spending practices and construction projects, saying there is plenty of oversight. He said the city has worked well with local utility companies on a series of major projects.“Between the gas, the water, the electric and doing the roads, we are a great team,” Gillian said.Meanwhile, Council also introduced the city’s proposed 2019 operating budget on Thursday. The $78.9 million spending plan keeps the local tax rate the same.For the owner of a typical home assessed at $675,000, the annual local property tax bill will be about $3,100. The figure does not include county or school taxes, said Frank Donato, the city’s chief financial officer.Frank Donato, the city’s chief financial officer, gives a detailed presentation on the 2019 budget to Council.The city’s finances have been strengthened by its growing tax base, including $133 million in new ratables this year alone, Donato said. The city’s total tax base is now $11.8 billion, the third largest among New Jersey’s municipalities.“We’re in a good pattern in the past five years of sustainable growth,” Donato told Council.Donato also noted that the city is benefiting from a new arrangement for retirement healthcare costs that will save more than $2.2 million this year.“It was a huge win for the city this year,” he said of the healthcare savings.Donato gave Council a detailed presentation on the budget. The governing body will scrutinize the spending plan in coming weeks before it holds a public hearing and takes a final vote.Council President Peter Madden said he believes taxpayers will approve of the budget because it keeps the local tax rate stable while funding an array of capital projects across the island.“I think they’re going to like it,” Madden said in an interview after the meeting. “Taxes aren’t going up. I also think they’ll approve of the amount of work that is being done at very little cost to the taxpayers.”The mayor’s 2019 budget address is available online at www.ocnj.us/finance. The five-year capital plan is available at www.ocnj.us/projects.last_img read more