Himmerland Housing Estate Renovation / C.F. Møller

first_imgSave this picture!© Mark HaddenProject gallerySee allShow lessApartment in Kiev / Alena YudinaSelected ProjectsBaan Arn Dao / AKU ASA Volunteer 13Selected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Aalborg, DenmarkLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Himmerland Housing Estate Renovation / C.F. MøllerSave this projectSaveHimmerland Housing Estate Renovation / C.F. Møller Housing “COPY” Himmerland Housing Estate Renovation / C.F. Møller Photographs Save this picture!© Mark Hadden+ 63 Share Area:  30700 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/782618/himmerland-housing-estate-renovation-cf-moller Clipboard Year:  “COPY”center_img 2016 Photographs:  Mark Hadden Landscape Architect:C.F. Møller LandscapeEngineer:COWICity:AalborgCountry:DenmarkMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mark HaddenRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. The conversion and renovation of 370 homes transforms the monotonous, 1977 prefabricated “crane track” estate of the Himmerland Housing Association into a welcoming and sustainable garden city complex. The new timber-clad façades feature large windows, French balconies and bay windows, filling the homes with light and a pleasant outlook.Save this picture!© Mark HaddenSome homes are combined into larger flats, while others are being expanded upwards as modern, two-storey roof-top flats with open spaces and full-height glazing. The 1970s estate is thus transformed into a contemporary, family-friendly cluster of townhouses.Save this picture!Site PlanGround floor apartments are fully accessible life-time homes, featuring small private gardens and a carport. As part of the overall sustainability strategy, the new cladding and roof-top flats are designed as pre-fabricated units which are simply hoisted in place.Save this picture!© Mark HaddenA shared community activity building, which meets the strict requirements of the Danish low-energy class 2020, is located centrally as a natural gathering point for all of Himmerland Housing Association’s residents in the area.Save this picture!© Mark HaddenAll-round Transformation.The Departments 19 and 22 of the housing estate were typical examples of public housing dating from the 1970s. On arrival at the complex, the outdoor areas were deserted. There were desolate and anonymous central car parks and monotonous vegetation in the shape of open lawns and uniform shrubs and bushes.Save this picture!© Mark HaddenThe complex turned its back on the local area and each individual residential unit turned in on itself. The recreational areas were sporadic, fragmented and their identity unclear. The areas in front of the residential units were public right up to the facades, and no-one took ownership of these areas.Save this picture!© Mark HaddenThe existing concrete façades were monotonous, sad and dilapidated. Small windows and ponderous balconies resulted in dark residential units and an unwelcoming appearance. Flats were draughty, and the structure showed severe heat loss in critical areas.Save this picture!© Mark HaddenThe renovation project has transformed this anonymous residential area into a vibrant, socially sustainably district, in which landscape elements make it easy to find your way and open front gardens create individual identity for this location.  The open front gardens encourage residents to take ownership of the spaces between the houses and add a sense of security in the public spaces. Similarly, the former closed end-walls have been revitalized, with windows and balconies overlooking more of the area.Save this picture!Cross SectionWith the brick gables, black-painted prefabricated timber cladding with glass sections from floor to ceiling, characteristic “roof boxes” and new light stairways in steel and glass, the building complex has left the 1970s behind, setting contemporary new standards for the renovation of public housing in northern Jutland.Save this picture!© Mark HaddenAll of the flats have been fully renovated, accessibility has been improved and, via conversions and extensions, new types of housing have been established that were not previously among the range of flats offered in these two sections of the housing association. For example, 91 of the refurbished flats are now two-storey units and many have large, south-facing balconies. There is still a solid base of well-renovated two- and three-room flats, while more interesting new home typologies are added to bring a greater diversity of residents into the area.Save this picture!© Mark HaddenSustainability Strategy.The overall sustainability strategy is based on a holistic approach, in which the environmental, financial and social aspects are all incorporated into the concept. We seek to achieve cohesive interplay between the architectonic qualities in the renovation, the general financial limitations and a variety of integral sustainability measures.Save this picture!© Mark HaddenThe Himmerland Housing Association wished the renovation to give emphasis to social sustainability, environmental sustainability, accessibility, openness, variety, diversity and identity. The project is therefore based on a clear, forward-looking sustainability strategy, which addresses energy optimisation, rational construction techniques, prefabrication, climate-change resilience, social living qualities and the local community.Save this picture!© Mark HaddenCohesion of these factors has been achieved without compromising the aim to create a distinctive new neighbourhood, with low operating and maintenance costs, and all energy-savings in the renovated homes achieved solely by means of passive measures.  Save this picture!© Mark HaddenThe landscaping is part of the sustainability and accessibility strategy, replacing most stairs with ramps and introducing the use of sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS), including surface water infiltration and permeable surfaces in swales to the south of the blocks. South of the central activity building, a small “wetland” is established, with rain beds to handle increasing precipitation. The rain beds collect rainwater so that it does not have to be drained off. ArchDaily Architects: C.F. Møller Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeC.F. MøllerOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingRefurbishmentRenovationAalborgDenmarkPublished on March 06, 2016Cite: “Himmerland Housing Estate Renovation / C.F. Møller” 06 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?丹麦希默兰住宅区改造/ C.F. Møller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 CopyHousing, Renovation•Aalborg, Denmark Projects Denmark ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/782618/himmerland-housing-estate-renovation-cf-moller Clipboardlast_img read more

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Troll Hus / Mork-Ulnes Architects

first_img United States Troll Hus / Mork-Ulnes Architects Houses 2016 Photographs:  Bruce Damonte Troll Hus / Mork-Ulnes ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTroll Hus / Mork-Ulnes Architects Structural Engineer: Gabbart & Woods Structural Engineers “COPY” CopyHouses•Norden, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/787360/troll-hus-mork-ulnes-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/787360/troll-hus-mork-ulnes-architects Clipboard General Contractor: Year: center_img Ferrell Civil Engineering Architects: Mork-Ulnes Architects Area Area of this architecture project Civil Engineer: ArchDaily Barth Construction “COPY” Save this picture!© Bruce Damonte+ 18 Share Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteText description provided by the architects. Located in the Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, 2.5 hours northeast of San Francisco, this 5 bedroom ski cabin was designed for 3 generations to enjoy simultaneously.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteThe essential diagram is straightforward: take the alpine chalet building type andlift it onto a concrete plinth to protect it from the snow. Located at an elevation of 6,800 feet (2,000 meters), the building needs to withstand extreme snowfall that can exceed 800 inches (20 meters). The residence’s positioning on-site, however, is more nuanced. Influenced by prevailing wind-drift direction and other climatic factors, the orientation shields the building from the street and directs views to a private stream and forest beyond. Living spaces are arranged along the open, south-facing facade to maximize solar exposure. The shaded northern face contains utility rooms where small punched windows draw in indirect northern light but minimize heatloss.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteSave this picture!Section AASave this picture!© Bruce DamonteTar-treated wood siding recedes among the tree trunks of this wooded site, and at dusk the interior finished with minimally treated fir glows warm through the windows.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteProject gallerySee allShow lessVilla Vortex / Paulo Flores + ggarchitectsSelected Projects15 Architects Who Have Been Immortalized on MoneyArticles Share Photographs Projects Area:  17500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMork-Ulnes ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNordenUnited StatesPublished on May 12, 2016Cite: “Troll Hus / Mork-Ulnes Architects” 12 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?美国钓鱼小屋 / Mork-Ulnes 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 streamlast_img read more

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Phone Room’s cold donor acquisition achieves pay back in a year

first_img“We are certainly very pleased with the results to date and excited to be working with The Phone Room on this innovative project”.The Phone Room is engaged in a second test campaign with a non faith-based charity and reports similar results to those achieved with Bible Society.Kent added:“The Phone Room is so confident in getting results that we will be shouldering much of the financial risk on future campaigns”. Phone Room’s cold donor acquisition achieves pay back in a year Howard Lake | 2 December 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Telephone fundraising agency The Phone Room has developed a ‘cold’ donor acquisition programme which they say “is delivering a pay back in under a year”.The first campaign to recruit large numbers of new donors using the new model is being run with Bible Society.[quote align=”right” color=”#999999″]The campaign with Bible Society has been particularly successful with payback of their investment in around eight months.[/quote]David Kent, Managing Director of The Phone Room, explained that the ‘TPR Momentum’ model involves using existing donors to recruit new cash donors “in a way that means that there is greater initial affinity to the charity and far less likelihood of attrition”. Although the new donors are ‘cold’ by any definition, they are warm in that they have an immediate connection with the charity, and have been, in effect ‘screened’ by the existing donor.The Phone Room has found that the first cash gift is much higher than is normal in cold acquisition. This makes the subsequent conversion of those new donors to long term committed donors, part of the TPR Momentum programme, more successful.Cold acquisition campaigns do of course vary considerably, but some can take up to two years to achieve a return on investment. Kent says that:“TPR Momentum is better than a year. The campaign with Bible Society has been particularly successful with payback of their investment in around eight months.”Naomi Buckler, Bible Society’s Fundraising Officer, confirmed: Advertisementcenter_img  45 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Donor acquisition Telephone fundraising The Phone Room 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.last_img read more

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Gynae ward march to take place at 2 o’clock this afternoon

first_img Hundreds are expected to take part in a march later today in protest at changes to Gynecological services at Letterkenny General Hospital.Only yesterday it was confirmed that the controversial transfer of gynae services will take place on Monday.Six specialist beds are being moved from the present Gynae ward to Surgical 2, two floors above, but the hospital is saying services will not be compromised.The move does however, effectively means the closure of the Gynae Ward.Today’s march takes place at 2pm from LYIT to the square in Letterkenny – it is being organised by Linda Cullen:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/LINSAT.mp3[/podcast] Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – September 8, 2012 Pinterest Twitter Facebook Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th News WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleCommunity takes place in Rosses over anti-social behaviourNext article2011 report says Derry homeworkers were not fully trained News Highland Gynae ward march to take place at 2 o’clock this afternoon Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestlast_img read more

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Two Donegal projects successful at National Heritage Awards

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Facebook By News Highland – October 20, 2020 Google+ National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council and Local Authority Heritage Officers.  This year, 35 heritage projects were undertaken in County Donegal of the 854 heritage projects nationwide.  In 2021, the theme for National Heritage Week will be ‘Inclusive Heritage / Heritage for Everyone’.  More information on the winning projects, on National Heritage Week and how to get involved is available on the Heritage Week website at www.heritageweek.ie  There will be a special heritage supplement in this Saturday’s ‘Irish Times’ newspaper (October 24). Two Donegal projects successful at National Heritage Awards Commenting on the National Heritage Week Awards, Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD, said: “The annual National Heritage Awards offer important recognition of the tireless work undertaken by people – not just during National Heritage Week, but year-round – to ensure the story of Ireland’s heritage continues to be told in a meaningful way.  I am delighted to see the interest and excitement generated by the Awards among communities across the country, and offer congratulations to all winning and nominated projects.” Community Enhancement Programme open for applications As part of this year’s awards, The Heritage Council also expanded the National Heritage Awards to include an award for the best project in each county across the island.  The Donegal GAP Heritage & History Group won the County Heritage Award for their lockdown project entitled ‘Stories in Our . . .’  When the group realised that they would not be able to hold a live event for Heritage Week, they decided to capture people’s memories of objects, places or events relating to our culture and heritage.  As well as posting this information on their Facebook page, they produced an illustrated, bi-lingual on-line presentation on the National Heritage Week website (www.heritageweek.ie). Previous article“People’s behaviour is why we’re here”, says health specialistNext articleFine structure agreed for Covid regulation breaches News Highland Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “The COVID-19 pandemic presented distinct challenges to planning and delivering National Heritage Week projects this year” said Joseph Gallagher, County Donegal Heritage Officer.  “The response by Donegal-based heritage groups, communities and individuals has been remarkable and their hard work is reflected and rewarded in the National Heritage Awards.  For the second year in a row, two National Heritage Awards will be coming to County Donegal.  The success of Heritage Week rests with project organisers like Rathmullan & District Local History Society and Johnny Shiels who designed and delivered these projects voluntarily to raise awareness, encourage appreciation and promote better understanding of our local heritage.  Their recognition as the best in their award category is all the more impressive when you consider the increasing quality of, and competition from, Heritage Week projects nationwide.  The achievements of the Disert Heritage Group and the Donegal GAP Heritage & History Group further underlies the potential of the proactive heritage sector in the county.  All of these projects highlight the need to invest in our natural, built and cultural heritage as it reinforces our sense of place, supports our well-being, provides local employment, supports our local economy and is the bedrock of our tourism industry.”  Facebook The ‘Heritage of Education’ Award was won by Rathmullan & District Local History Society for their project entitled ‘Rathmullan goes back to School for Heritage Week’.  The Rathmullan & District Local History Society set out to record the intangible heritage of schooldays including the friendships, sports, games played, songs and lessons remembered, the customs and the ways of life in school and in the local community.  The project was chosen to encourage a sense of connection which would involve the whole community.  The first part of the project used their recently-created Facebook page to showcase the histories, stories and photographs of their townlands, and the group also produced a video based on earlier interviews with former pupils in the school from the late 1930s to 2005. Twitter WhatsApp Other award winners at the National Heritage Awards were Christy Cunniffe from Clonfert, County Galway who won the ‘Heritage Hero’ Award; the Killeshandra Tidy Towns Heritage Group from County Cavan who won the ‘Heritage on Your Doorstep’ Award and the Ellen Hutchins Festival in Bantry, County Cork that won the ‘Water Heritage’ Award.    WhatsApp Pinterest Chief Executive of The Heritage Council, Virginia Teehan added: “Although National Heritage Week took place against the challenging backdrop of the public health emergency, I am buoyed by the remarkable response from people across the country to get involved with this year’s changed event regardless. This is clearly reflected in the sheer number of projects which were submitted for all to browse and enjoy, all of which were considered for a National Heritage Award.  I believe this year’s event and the circumstances surrounding it will go far in opening Ireland’s heritage up to even broader and more diverse audiences, ensuring increased access and understanding well into the future. It has also shown how digital technology, including social media can be readily deployed to facilitate engagement with our heritage, particularly among younger generations, whose interest must be nurtured from an early age. On behalf of everyone at the Heritage Council, I offer sincere congratulations to not only the winning and shortlisted organisations, but to all those who were nominated and involved in the organisation of National Heritage Week projects.” Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Two other Donegal-based heritage projects were singled out for recognition at the National Heritage Awards too.  The Disert Heritage Group were runners-up in the ‘Heritage on Your Doorstep’ Award category for their project entitled ‘Why is Disert important to me?’.  In this project, the group produced a series of short videos about the connections people have to the early medieval monastic site of Disert, in Inver parish, in the foothills of the Bluestack mountains.  Each day over the course of National Heritage Week, these videos were shared on Facebook and on the Disert Heritage Group website.  Contributors ranged from people in their 20s and people in the 80s, with contributors working with a friend, relative or a member of the committee to record their account, thus combining the technical skills of younger generations with the memories and stories of older people. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Two Donegal projects were successful at the National Heritage Awards this morning.The on-line event, hosted by The Heritage Council, saw the ‘Heritage of Education’ Award go to the Rathmullan and District Local History Society for their ‘Rathmullan goes back to School’ project during Heritage Week.Meanwhile, the ‘Re-Learning Skills from Our Heritage’ Award was won by Johnny Shiels, a third-generation wheelwright from Glenswilly, for his restoration of a rare, old Donegal flax and wool spinning wheel.*****************************Council statement in full -Double success for Donegal at National Heritage Awards The efforts of individuals, families and community groups across Ireland to preserve and promote our heritage were recognised at the National Heritage Awards that were held today, Tuesday, 20th October, 2020.  The on-line event, hosted by The Heritage Council and presented by RTÉ broadcaster Anne Cassin, saw two County Donegal Heritage Week project organisers win two of the top awards. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest The ‘Re-Learning Skills from Our Heritage’ Award was won by Johnny Shiels from Glenswilly.  Mr. Shiels is a third-generation wheelwright and this project involved the restoration of a rare, old Donegal flax / wool spinning wheel.  Assisted by his two sons, this project saw the passing of knowledge of wheel-making and restoration across generations.  Mr. Shiels used digital technology and social media to share the process of the restoration with a wide audience, and plans to engage with local schools to teach pupils about spinning and weaving, and to ensure continued interest in the project and the tradition itself.  Mr. Shiels is one of the heritage experts on the ‘Heritage in Schools’ programme administered by The Heritage Council.last_img read more

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Investment in COVID-19 response by Biden’s son-in-law could raise questions

first_imgJoshua Roberts/Getty ImagesBy LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — When the boutique tech firm Yosi Health developed software aimed at streamlining the nation’s coronavirus vaccine effort, CEO Hari Prasad sought help from one of its earliest investors — a company with a special government connection.The investor was StartUp Health, and that special connection came through its chief medical officer, Howard Krein, who is married to President Joe Biden’s daughter.That detail that was not lost on Yosi’s Prasad, who reached out to StartUp Health in December with a request to introduce their platform to government health officials.“Our goal with StartUp Health is to leverage their relationships and work with state and federal agencies,” he explained in an interview with ABC News.During the 2020 presidential campaign, attention on the Biden family focused largely on his son, Hunter Biden. But experts say it is the president’s son-in-law who could present fresh ethical challenges for the new administration.“Howard Krein is playing with fire,” said Meredith McGehee, the executive director of Issue One, a nonpartisan ethics watchdog group. “If he gets too close to that flame — if he is trying to either cash in on his relationship with the president, or he is trying to influence policy — the flame is going to get him. And it is not worth it to him or to Biden.”A renowned Philadelphia-based head and neck surgeon who married Biden’s daughter Ashley in 2012, Krein helps oversee StartUp Health investments in hundreds of companies, including some hoping to break through with the federal agencies battling the global coronavirus pandemic.Since 2011, when Krein founded the firm with his brother Steven Krein and veteran tech entrepreneur Unity Stoakes, Joe Biden has been an active supporter of the venture — headlining corporate conferences and inviting the company’s executives to the Oval Office to meet then-President Barack Obama.When the COVID-19 crisis emerged during Biden’s bid for the White House, Krein stepped up in the spring to advise his father-in-law’s campaign in an unofficial role on potential pandemic response plans — an arrangement that garnered scrutiny at the time, given StartUp Health’s push to invest in firms that were looking to tailor products to help the pandemic response.Now, with Biden in office, Krein’s involvement with StartUp Health has prompted more tough questions, ethicists and tech industry experts told ABC News. Among them: Should Krein advise companies backed by StartUp Health in their efforts to win lucrative government contracts? Should he weigh in with his father-in-law on policy decisions that may benefit those companies? And will he obtain sensitive government information that may help inform investment decisions?“Dr. Krein presents an ethical dilemma because he’s being placed in a position where people want him to deliver access and information that will provide them with a competitive advantage,” said Scott Amey, general counsel at the nonpartisan Project on Government Oversight, which investigates possible conflicts of interest and allegations of waste or fraud in federal government.“At the same time, Biden has to ensure that family and friends’ private matters don’t merge with official government actions,” Amey said. “This situation will take a good amount of transparency and oversight to ensure that lines are not crossed and that ethics standards are upheld.”Neither StartUp Health nor Krein responded to multiple inquiries from ABC News.Michael Gwin, a White House spokesperson, insisted that “Biden has set and maintained the highest ethical standards for himself, his administration, and those around him.”“Any implication to the contrary is flatly untrue and unsupported by the facts,” Gwin said.Since taking office, Biden has reaffirmed his campaign pledge to maintain a wall between his family’s business enterprises and his work leading the federal government.“We’re going to run this like the Obama-Biden administration,” he told People Magazine last week. “No one in our family and extended family is going to be involved in any government undertaking or foreign policy.”Called to the Oval OfficeStartUp Health has invested nearly $2 billion over the past decade, which it has poured into more than 350 startups focused on addressing a long list of challenges in health care, ranging from nutrition and fitness to opioid addiction.“Health care is a very tough place to run a startup … so as a startup you need all of the help and support you can get,” said Prasad. “That’s where StartUp Health plays a critical role. It’s a support system to lean on.”StartUp Health is one of a number of specialists in this arena, but it has not been shy about touting its unique connection to the corridors of power in Washington. The firm has frequently linked itself to the Biden family in promotional materials, highlighting Krein’s travels with the former vice president to promote cancer research and touting Biden’s participation as a speaker at its annual festival, which he did twice as an independent citizen after leaving the vice presidency.Shortly after the company was started, its founders were invited to an Oval Office meeting with then-President Barack Obama to preview their plans. Howard Krein recounted the details of that visit in a 2015 interview.“I happened to be talking to my father-in-law that day and I mentioned Steve and Unity were down there [in D.C.],” Krein said. “[Biden] knew about StartUp Health and was a big fan of it. He asked for Steve’s number and said, ‘I have to get them up here to talk with Barack.’ The Secret Service came and got Steve and Unity and brought them to the Oval Office.”In the intervening years, as StartUp Health has expanded its footprint in the health care tech sphere, its executives have invoked the White House meeting and their special ties to Biden as evidence of the venture’s prominence. References to Biden are scattered across StartUp Health’s website and publications. The company’s blog even republished an excerpt from Biden’s memoir.Biden’s public praise of both the company and Krein only escalated when he left the vice presidency.“I love him like he’s my own,” Biden said of Krein in 2018.Twice Biden appeared as a featured speaker at events hosted by StartUp Health that were intended to entice venture capitalists to invest in the company, touting his son-in-law’s position as an executive at the firm.“Changing the culture to vastly expand cooperation; that’s what attracts me to Startup Health — not just my incredible admiration for my son-in-law,” Biden said at the 2018 StartUp Health Festival in San Francisco. “[Krein] is one of the finest men I’ve ever known in my life, and when a father-in-law says that you know it means something.”Prior to founding StartUp Health, Krein volunteered with the World Pediatric Project for 15 years, participating in international humanitarian missions to provide reconstructive surgeries for children. He did so while continuing to practice medicine in Philadelphia.One pandemic, two rolesIn the spring of 2020, Krein appeared on StartUp Health NOW, the firm’s podcast, to discuss how new technologies may contribute to the pandemic response. During the interview, he promoted a wearable pulse-oximeter developed by an Israeli tech startup called Oxitone as a way of detecting the virus in patients before the onset of symptoms.“It’s really going to revolutionize the way we care for patients,” Krein said of Oxitone, one of StartUp Health’s earliest investments.In an interview with ABC News, Dr. Leon Eisen, the founder and CEO of Oxitone, said StartUp Health has been an invaluable partner in the growth of his company, and counts Krein as “a very good friend.” Eisen agreed it is difficult to ignore the benefit of Krein’s connections, even as he made it a point to say that StartUp Health has always conducted itself with integrity.“[Krein’s] connections could help StartUp Health to make much better business, and, as a result, all StartUp Health companies — independent of their relationship with Howard — will benefit in general from the relationships of StartUp Health and connections of StartUp Health,” Eisen said.Weeks after his March podcast appearance — during which Krein also announced that the pandemic response would become the company’s 12th “moonshot” initiative — Krein’s name surfaced as one of a small group of health experts helping then-candidate Biden shape his own pandemic response platform.A campaign spokesperson told ABC News in October that Krein’s contribution to the campaign was limited to sharing his experience treating COVID-19 patients during the daily conference calls convened by top campaign officials.Potential conflictsIn the hypercompetitive world of venture capital, where information and connections are valuable currency, Krein’s dual roles as a tech entrepreneur and as son-in-law to the president present several novel challenges, experts said.One of those challenges is determining whether Krein will have access to nonpublic information about the Biden administration’s pandemic response plan that may help guide StartUp Health’s investment choices, according to Dr. Johannes Lenhard, a University of Cambridge ethics researcher and author of a forthcoming book on the ethics of venture capital.Given the inherent risk associated with venture capital in determining which startups may someday become profitable, any informational edge would be of tremendous value to investors, Lenhard said.“This whole world is based on insider knowledge, and the information is not equally distributed,” said Lenhard. “A lot of stuff that would be totally outrageous in banking, like this idea of insider trading, is totally commonplace in venture capital. Every deal, in a sense, is based on specific information that an investor might have gotten from their network.”A White House official said that processes involving both the White House Counsel’s office and Biden family representatives are in place to address conflict-of-interest questions, but the official declined to describe those processes in detail.Ann Skeet, an expert in leadership ethics at Santa Clara University, said the ethical considerations surrounding Krein demonstrate the inherent tension now facing the Biden administration as it seeks to regain much of the public’s trust in government after what Skeet called four years of overt nepotism during the Trump administration.“Everyone who holds elected office has an obligation to the constituents they serve, and part of that includes avoiding even the appearance of any kind of impropriety,” Skeet said. “It’s something that people in those roles deal with on a regular basis.”During Trump’s four years in office, his eponymous company continued to pursue real estate deals and his hotels and golf clubs catered to a string of foreign and lobbying clients in what Skeet called a flouting of the barriers that traditionally prevent elected officials from profiting from private business while in office. Skeet said Biden owes it to Americans to hold himself to a new, higher standard of ethical conduct.“[Biden] is in a new territory now,” she said. “We all are. The whole country is.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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HR has vital role to play in service delivery

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Intranet technology is changing how service delivery functions such as HRare run and HR professionals must take a leading role in the planning andimplementation of systems. “As an HR manager you have responsibility for the organisational strategyand cultural deployment,” said Janet Huckvale of Central Development.”The intranet has been a catalyst for changing how things are done, but insome organisations HR tends to take a back seat,” she added. “You need to take a proactive role not just in e-HR delivery but in thewider role of what’s going to happen.” Huckvale, who was formerly European HR director of Cisco Systems, warnedthat other functions such as IT and finance could gain responsibility formanaging HR processes, if HR was not involved in the implementation of systems.The intranet is also changing job descriptions in organisations and changingthe role of managers to one where they need to interpret rather than managedata. Huckvale and Stephan Thoma of NTL urged HR to ensure they managed thebehavioural changes prompted by the intranet, and align these with thetechnological changes. HR has vital role to play in service deliveryOn 21 May 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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Hays’ Run at Utah State Amateur Ends

first_img Brad James June 16, 2018 /Sports News – Local Hays’ Run at Utah State Amateur Ends Tags: Andy Hess/Jayce Frampton/Kyler Dunkle/Preston Summerhays/USU Golf FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFARMINGTON, Utah-Friday, Utah State standout golfer Andy Hess’ run at the Utah State Amateur ended at the Oakridge Country Club of Farmington, Utah.Hess, as the #31 seed, fell to prodigious teenage talent, #23 Preston Summerhays 3 and 1.Summerhays was 3-up after the first four holes, but Hess battled back to even things up at the 10th hole.Summerhays responded with key victories at the 11th, 13th and 17th holes and is currently competing in the Saturday semifinals against Kyler Dunkle as he also upset #3 seed Jayce Frampton as Friday play ensued. Written bylast_img read more

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Colleges Deny “Rent Conspiracy”

first_imgA number of JCR Presidents believe that an inter-collegiate conspiracy is to blame for soaring student accommodation costs across Oxford University. Suspicions were raised after JCRs at several colleges reported a lack of negotiation and insubstantial reasoning for large increases in rents. One anonymous JCR President is convinced that “collaboration between bursars has occurred”, adding that “it is a strange coincidence that all colleges seem to be making large adjustments at the same time.” He further questioned whether market shocks could be responsible for “excessively affecting such a range of colleges with varying endowment interests”. In response to greater charges for accommodation and food at Lady Margaret Hall, JCR President Euan Fitzpatrick claims to be “pissed off that junior members of the college have been left out of discussions.” He too believes that “ten or twelve colleges have got together to agree on large rent rises and are now playing off each other for justification.” Students at LMH are equally incensed by the college’s lack of consultation and are considering policies of non-participation and possible rent strikes if their voices remain unheard. Susan Marshall, Chair of the Domestic Bursars’ Committee, denies that any official command increase rents had been issued, saying that discussion has been limited to discussions between individual bursars “in general terms.” However this conflicts with reports from insiders on the Bursars’ Committee, who assert that they received overall recommendations to charge more for accommodation. The Hon Michael Beloff ’s attribution of Trinity’s increases to “the war in Iraq, concerns about terrorism and now SARS” has furthered fuelled student indignation. St Catherine’s undergraduate Laurence Parker Bowen claims the “real reasons are straightforward – to secure long term economic survival,” and accuses the University of “quietly abandoning its economic principles in favour of the chequebook.” This week, Roberto Montanari, JCR President of Somerville, hit out against his College’s “unsubstantiated and seemingly arbitrary” decision to raise room costs by ten percent. Although Professor Roger Van Noorden of Hertford calculates a general guideline for acceptable college rent rises each year, Somerville Governing Body is purported to have called his indications of 4.52% “outdated and irrelevant.” Balliol JCR has admitted that it too is “in trouble with rents” after students reacted angrily to the fact that they are facing large increases based on the performance of endowments and world markets. Although current students will not be substantially affected, new students from 2004 must expect extra costs of 27 to percent. Other colleges announced rents rises at JCR meetings on Sunday and many others are still in the middle difficult negotiations with apparently intransigent governing bodies.ARCHIVE: 3rd Week TT 2003last_img read more

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IS IT TRUE DECEMBER 13, 2017

first_imgIf you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] EDITOR’S FOOTNOTE:  Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City County Observer or our advertisersFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.center_img We hope that todays “IS IT TRUE” will provoke “…honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?” IT TRUE we have been told that the Vanderburgh County maintenance department budget may have a major deficit shortfall for this year?  …the reason for this budget shortfall is that the overtime pay of the hourly County maintenance garage employees went $250,000 over budget?  …we wonder how county officials will find the money to cover this unexpected budget shortfall in this year’s maintenance department budget?IS IT TRUE that another talented person who came to Evansville from outside the Tri-State bubble has decided to leave town?…this time it is Bryan Knicely who came in from Florida to become the Executive Director of the Evansville Museum who has decided to move on to greener pastures?…Mr. Knicely honored the three year contract that he signed when he came to town but will not accept any renewal of his contract?…being  that Evansville is not a place that is known for honoring the contracts for non-profit leaders, we are lucky that Mr. Knicely and the Museum Board of Directors broke ranks with recent history and did the right thing by honoring their contract?…the CCO has kept an eye on the Evansville Museum and wishes to than Bryan Knicely for the excellent job that he has done and wish him well in his next endeavor wherever that may be?IS IT TRUE that the heroin and opioid epidemic continues to claim lives in the City of Evansville has to be driving the Vanderburgh County Coroner nuts?…it looks like 2017 is going to end the year with a 40% increase in deaths due to opioids, heroin, or Fentanyl?…a record for such deaths was set in 2016 when 50 people died from overdoses and the count for 2017 is rapidly approaching 70?…it is not known whether these deaths were suicides or just mistakes that people made who did not understand how to use street drugs after spending many years on doctor prescribed pain killers?…the resurgence of heroin and the more lethal Fentanyl happened for the most part because the medical industrial complex was handing out opioids like candy for over a decade creating a small army of drug addicts who just don’t fit the mould?…there are many lessons to be learned from this mess and the first is that pain is best dealt with in other ways?IS IT TRUE that we are pleased to report that the Toyota plant in Princeton is growing by 400 jobs?…this will provide 400 people with high wage jobs and increase the production of Toyota Siena minivans and the large Toyota Sequoia Sports Utility Vehicles?…it is hard to imagine the Tri-State without Toyota?…it is not well known that several of the good old boy control freaks in Evansville were against the Toyota plant because they didn’t want to compete with Toyota for skilled labor?…that is an example of being willing to keep the whole region down to fatten up their own wallets?IS IT TRUE we are distressed to report that the Don’s Cleaners on Barker Avenue was broken into and all of the cash in the building was stolen?…there are still some places in Evansville where it is not safe to keep cash and this is one of them?IS IT TRUE it was recently reported by a local main stream news outlet that five (5) members of the Evansville City Council met at the office of their party Chairman Scott Dank’s to discuss reorganization issues facing them in January-2018? …this gathering was  in violation of the State of Indiana closed door meeting law since a formal vote was not taken on any issues discussed at this gathering?Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that the West Franklin Street parking vote should had been be tabled by City Council?last_img read more

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