One Family Dwelling / Rob Dubois

first_img Photographs ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/425623/one-family-dwelling-rob-dubois Clipboard Spain CopyAbout this officeRob DuboisOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPalsHousesSpainPublished on September 09, 2013Cite: “One Family Dwelling / Rob Dubois” 09 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?一户住宅 / Rob Dubois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 Save this picture!Courtesy of Rob Dubois+ 25 Share 2013 Year:  “COPY” One Family Dwelling / Rob DuboisSave this projectSaveOne Family Dwelling / Rob Dubois 2013center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/425623/one-family-dwelling-rob-dubois Clipboard Architects: Rob Dubois Area Area of this architecture project Projects CopyHouses•Pals, Spain One Family Dwelling / Rob Dubois Year:  Photographs:  Courtesy of Rob Dubois Houses Area:  200 m² Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!Courtesy of Rob DuboisText description provided by the architects. Halfway between the medieval village of Pals and the Costa Brava you find the urban extension ‘Masos de Pals’. Its origins date from the sixties and has been filled from then on with ‘typical Spanish’ holiday homes with a lot of arcs and stone cladded, tower like structures, almost all of them owned by foreign people. Our plot is located here on the very edge of this quarter: no neighbours at sight and a clear view towards the woods and the beach of Estartit with the isles ‘Les Medes’.Save this picture!Courtesy of Rob DuboisThe two storey house built here has a simple but very clear distribution: a ground floor for all the daytime activities opened up to the garden and the pool, and a second floor with all the bedrooms (1 master + 3 children rooms, all of them equipped with their own bathroom). All these bedrooms have access to a large balcony which also serves as a canopy for the underlying terrace of the living.Save this picture!Courtesy of Rob DuboisThe architectural language of this home does not repeat the false vernacular of its neighbours -the arcs and stone cladded towers don’t belong to the original Catalan heritage, they’re copies of what you’d find in the south of Spain- but it does incorporate the whitewashed walls typical of the Costa Brava and the stone masonry which can be found in the historic centre of the village of Pals.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessZero Energy House Lokeren / BLAF ArchitectenSelected ProjectsTurks Paint Public Walkways in ProtestArchitecture News Sharelast_img read more

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Four ambassadors for Bright One on its first anniversary

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Four ambassadors for Bright One on its first anniversary Four leaders in the public relations industry are joining Bright One, the volunteer-run communications agency for the third sector, which celebrates its first birthday today.Each ambassador’s role is to raise the profile of Bright One within the industry by championing its objectives, recommending and referring suitable clients and offering mentoring support and strategic counsel to clients and agency volunteers alike.The ambassadors are Andrew Bloch (Founder and MD of Frank PR), Neville Hobson (consultant, co-host of the ‘For Immediate Release’ business podcast series and blogger at NevilleHobson.com), Robert Phillips (CEO of Edelman UK) and Kristin Syltevik (MD of Hotwire). Advertisement In its first year, Bright One Communications has recruited over 30 volunteers and worked with eight organisations, including Refugee Week, Junction49, Pants to Poverty, Pixel Project, Savvy Kids and What’s Up Information.Bright One reports high demand from charities needing support from its professional volunteers, so expects to grow over the next year.Bright One’s website, redeveloped by Dharmafly, who specialise in web development for social change, is designed to make it easier for third sector organisations to get support in their communications activities, and for volunteers to find out more about how they can get involved.It includes a free resources section, which provides charity and voluntary organisations with templates for press releases and information on how to plan and implement the basic PR activities.“The first people we have to thank for the organisation’s success so far are the volunteers,” said Ben Matthews, Founder of Bright One. “Their time, energy and dedication show not only that they believe in the projects they are working on, but they also believe in Bright One’s vision of helping charity organisations who couldn’t afford PR otherwise”.www.brightone.org.ukcenter_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies PR and media relations  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 September 2009 | Newslast_img read more

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More SoCalGas Customers Eligible for Discount on Natural Gas Bill Thanks to New State-Sponsored Income Guidelines

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual 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. Southern California Gas Co. More low-income customers may now be eligible to receive a rate discount and no-cost energy-saving home improvements from SoCalGas due to new income guidelines that went into effect June 1 for qualified customers who enroll in the state-sponsored California Alternate Rate for Energy (CARE) and Energy Savings Assistance Program.The higher income limit means a family can earn more and still be eligible for assistance programs like CARE, which gives income-qualified customers 20 percent off their monthly natural gas bill. The previous limit of $31,820 for a family of two expired Tuesday. The current limit is $32,040 a year. Each additional person adds $8,320. For example, a household of four can earn up to $48,600 to be eligible.“We are pleased to inform our community about the new guidelines and to encourage those who qualify and can benefit from our assistance programs to enroll,” said Lisa Alexander, vice president of Customer Solutions & Communications for SoCalGas. “The monthly rate discount and savings from no-cost energy-efficient home improvements can make a real difference, especially for struggling families.”Customer Anselma Hernandez says she appreciates the money she saves on her natural gas bill each month through her participation in CARE.“The program is very good and it is easy to apply,” said Hernandez, who lives in Santa Ana, Calif. “I like how I was treated and it has helped my family very much.”Luis Barajas, also from Santa Ana, said he has been enrolled in CARE for a long time and always recommends it to his friends, family and neighbors. “I use the savings I receive to pay other bills,” he said.Here is additional information about the programs:CARE: The CARE program provides a 20 percent rate discount on the monthly natural gas bill for eligible households and has already enrolled over 1.5 million customers throughout the SoCalGas service area. Those who qualify and are approved within 90 days of starting new gas service will also receive a $15 discount on the Service Establishment Charge.Energy Savings Assistance Program: This program provides no-cost, energy-efficient home improvements to income-qualified renters and homeowners. Services may include:• Door weather-stripping and caulking to keep unwanted drafts out of the home• Attic insulation to help make homes cooler in summer and warmer in winter• Low-flow showerheads that can save energy used to heat water• Furnace replacement (owner occupied residences only)• Other minor home repairsCARE and Energy Savings Assistance Program Eligibility: There are two ways customers can qualify for the CARE and Energy Savings Assistance Program. Customers may automatically be eligible if their household income is below the new guidelines or a household member currently receives benefits from any of the following public assistance programs: Medi-Cal/Medicaid, Medi-Cal for Families A&B, Women, Infants and Children (WIC), CalWORKs (TANF) or Tribal TANF, Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only), Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, CalFresh (Food Stamps), National School Lunch Program, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).As of June 1, 2016, the new CARE and Energy Savings Assistance Program income guidelines are as follows:Customers can learn more and apply for these and other programs by visiting socalgas.com/assistance or by any of the following:Apply for CARE online at socalgas.com/care or by phone (800) 427-2200 or (800) 342-4545 in Spanish.Apply for Energy Savings Assistance Program online at socalgas.com/improvements or they can call (800) 331-7593 English and Spanish.About Southern California Gas Co.Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has been delivering clean, safe and reliable natural gas to its customers for more than 145 years. It is the nation’s largest natural gas distribution utility, providing service to 21.6 million consumers connected through 5.9 million meters in more than 500 communities. The company’s service territory encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles throughout central and Southern California, from Visalia to the Mexican border. SoCalGas is a regulated subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego. 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Limerick primary school absenteeism rates one of worst in country

first_imgLinkedin Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Advertisement Twitter Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April by Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] has the highest rate of primary school absenteeism outside of Dublin.Just over one in seven Limerick primary school pupils missed more than 20 days at school, according to latest statistics from the National Education Welfare Board (NEWB).The figures relate to 2010 and 2011 and show that Limerick was just two percentage points behind Dublin for non-attendance in excess of 20 days at primary schools.After a school notifies the NEWB that a child has missed over 20 days of school, a notice of attendance is issued and if there is an uncertified absence within seven days, parents or guardians could be fined or imprisoned for further breaches or non co-operation.With levels of absenteeism running at 13 per cent, Limerick is two per cent worse than the national average of 11 percent for pupils missing from school for more than 20 days.So far in 2013, a total of 31 prosecution under the 2000 Education Act have gone through the courts for both Limerick city and county.NEWB figures for absences in post primary schools for the same period show that while Limerick figures are one of the highest in Munster, there has been a marked improvement with the rate of absenteeism in the city and county only marginally above the national average.Longford has the worst figures for post primary absences where over one in four students miss in excess of 20 days at school.The NEWB have credited the number of court prosecutions in Limerick as a deterrent for parents as absences come closer into line with the national average.Limerick District Court Judge Eugene O’Kelly has stated that it is a “parent’s duty to ensure they get an education for their children”.However, the NEWB report indicates that non-attendance is higher in disadvantaged schools with non-attendance at primary level generally higher in schools involved in the School Support Programme (SSP).However, there is an important urban/rural dimension in non-attendance.General non-attendance and twenty-day absences are higher in non-disadvantaged urban schools than they are in disadvantaged rural schools. According to the NEWB, this pattern is stable year-on-year.Almost one-in-three second-level pupils at schools in disadvantaged areas are absent for at least 20 days in the year.This figure is down one per cent from 2009/10 and just over three per cent from 2008/09. In non-disadvantaged schools the figure for 20-day absences was 14.6 per cent for 2010/11, down slightly on the previous year.The figures published last week indicate that absenteeism of more than 20 days is more than twice the rate among students in non-disadvantaged schools – highlighting a perceived class divide in education.The NEWB have said that school absenteeism rates are improving and are at their lowest for five years.Each primary school year covers 183 teaching days, while at second-level it is 167 and nationally, 11 per cent of students have missed more than 20 days while the figure rises to just over 18 per cent for secondary school students.Absenteeism among primary pupils is generally more of a problem in urban areas and in areas of disadvantage than in rural and non-disadvantaged schools.It is also higher in special schools.Expulsions in the last number of years are still rare, according to the report.Only ten expulsions were reported in primary schools in 2009/10 and 16 in 2010/11. The corresponding figures at post-primary level were 148 and 136, accounting for less than 0.05 per cent of students.In Limerick, there were no expulsions recorded in primary school while less than one per cent of the student population were suspended.In secondary schools, just under five percent of students were suspended and less than 0.5 per cent were expelled.Nationally this related to over 1,200 suspensions in primary school and 13,878 in the country’s 692 secondary schools.Rates of non-attendance are higher in vocational and community /comprehensive schools than in voluntary secondary schools.Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald broadly welcomed the publication of the analysis of School Attendance Data which, she said, showed a marked improvement in student attendance from previously recorded year.However she warned that the work to improve, regionally and nationally must continue as it was vital that the work to sustain improvement in school attendance must continue.“This must be a truly collaborative effort between schools, statutory and support services and the home and must deliver an integrated approach to supporting student attendance but also effective participation in education and retention in the school system.It is vital that we build an Irish evidence base for the work done by schools, statutory and other services to support children, young people and their families challenged by difficulties with school attendance, participation and retention. The findings of the NEWB research will be of great benefit to schools and to all who work in the area of children and their education”, she said.AdditionalDEIS -Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools (DEIS) the Action Plan for Educational Inclusion, was launched in May 2005 and is the Department of Education’s main policy instrument to address educational disadvantage. The action plan focuses on addressing and prioritising the educational needs of children and young people from disadvantaged communities, from pre-school through second-level education.Excluding special schools, non-attendance in Irish primary schools was 5.3 per cent of student/days in 2010/11, compared to between 5.1 per cent and 6.7 per cent for Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. Non-attendance for Irish post-primary schools was 7.8 per cent of student days, compared to between 6.5 per cent and 8.8 per cent in neighbouring jurisdictions. Email NewsEducationLimerick primary school absenteeism rates one of worst in countryBy Staff Reporter – November 15, 2013 778 center_img Print No vaccines in Limerick yet WhatsApp #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ TAGSfeaturedfull-imageMusic LimerickNEWBschool attendance Facebook Previous articleUniform changeNext articleLimerick success in Pride of Place awards Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boylast_img read more

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Murder suspect wanted in the North arrested after extradition from Republic

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleThree people arrested in Strabane as dissident republican activity investigations continueNext articleCockhill and Derry fight for top spot in League Cup News Highland Google+ Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Murder suspect wanted in the North arrested after extradition from Republic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A murder suspect wanted in Northern Ireland has been arrested after he was extradited from the Republic.The PSNI says the 41-year-old was held in Armagh earlier over the death of prison officer David Black.He’s appeared before Armagh Magistrates Court and been remanded in custody until next month. Twitter Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – December 12, 2017 last_img read more

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Suspect device discovered on Lagg Beach, Malin

first_img WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter By News Highland – September 2, 2019 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Suspect device discovered on Lagg Beach, Malin Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img Lagg Beach in Malin has been cordoned off following the discovery of a suspect device.Gardai say they were alerted to the discovery shortly after 3pm yesterday afternoon.The army bomb disposal unit is currently at the scene and the area remains closed off. Twitter Google+ Facebook Homepage BannerNews Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday September 2ndNext articleWaterford move eight points clear of Harps with Cork win News Highland WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

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Pike County Fair opens tonight at Fairgrounds

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “Of course, the Midway is the main attraction and we’ve got a great one with fun rides for kids and thrill rides for those who like excitement,” he said. “We have exhibits of handmade and homemade items and also the renovated Cattle Barn. The Cackle Club will be here tonight with a fantastic poultry display. These chickens were raised by local 4-H’ers who participated in the Cackle Club project.”The fair also features a variety of booths that showcase Pike County’s churches, business community and service organizations. The Pike County Fair will feature entertainment each night at the Pavilion. The Benton Brothers and Company will be tonight’s entertainment. The group sings Southern Gospel and is well known throughout the area.The Pike County Fair has a concession stand available and festival foods are also available on the Midway. “We invite everyone to come and enjoy all the fun of a county fair,” Homann said. “We have one of the best county fairs and right here at home.”The Pike County Fair will continue nightly through Saturday. By Jaine Treadwell Published 3:00 am Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Time to vote Cynthia Pearson and Isabell Boyd both have years of experience as members of the Brundidge City Council. Now Brundidge residents… read more Sponsored Content Pike County Fair opens tonight at Fairgrounds Skip Book Nook to reopen Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Demolition Derby cars are to register at 5 p.m. and owners must be familiar with the rules and regulations of the derby.“We have $1,500 in prize money with the winner getting $750, second place will get $300 and, third, $200,” Homann said. “We’ll also award $200 for the ‘best dressed’ car.”Bleachers are available for the Demolition Derby fans.Homann said the Pike County Fair has all of the ingredients that make for an enjoyable experience. Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “The gates open at 6 p.m. and the Demolition Derby is at 7 p.m. tonight,” Homann said. “And, you get both for the one admission price – $6 dollars for adults and four dollars for kids ages 6 to 11.”Homann said the Derby is expected to have eight to 10 entries and the winner will be the last car standing.“The cars line up against the side walls and, when the Demolition Derby starts, each car will try to put the others out of commission,” he said. “It’s fun and it’s exciting and it’s all for the price of admission to the fair.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… The 2016 Pike County Fair opens tonight at the Pike County Fairgrounds on Hwy 231 South of Troy. Judges were busy Monday making tough decision as to which booths and entries were to receive blue ribbons. Above, Jenny Gilmore had a hard choice deciding which canned fruits received blue ribbons. The Troy Shrine Club will award $1,500 in prize money to include the creative living category and the fresh farm vegetables.The Pike County Fair opens tonight at the Pike County Fairgrounds. The sponsoring Troy Shrine Club has dialed up ideal fall weather for the 2016 county fair and brought back the same promoter, Modern Midway, by popular demand.“The Midway last year was a great hit with everyone,” said Homer Homann, Troy Shrine Club president. “It was larger than in the past and had new rides, exciting rides. We are glad to have Modern Midway back.”Opening night at the Pike County Fair offers a special ticket that includes admission to the fair and also to the Demolition Derby. Print Articlelast_img read more

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Thanksgiving Eve weather forecast: Snow pummels Midwest, powerful storm barrels through California

first_imgiStock(NEW YORK) — On Thanksgiving Eve — the busiest travel day of the year — a snowstorm is burying roadways in the Midwest as a separate powerful storm barrels through California.Storm 1The first storm blew through the Midwest Wednesday, dumping up to 15 inches of snow in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, more than 6 inches across northern Wisconsin and over 9 inches in Minneapolis.Officials with the city of Minneapolis have declared a snow emergency.Wind gusts climbed to 66 mph in Valparaiso, Indiana, and 61 mph at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.The storm also caused four reported tornadoes — two in Louisiana and two in Mississippi.The storm is moving on, but it’s leaving strong winds behind in the Northeast, impacting millions Wednesday night and Thanksgiving morning.Wind advisories were issued for Wednesday night in Philadelphia and in the Washington, D.C., area, where gusts may reach 50 mph.The winds may even keep balloons from flying in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.“We’re going to call a lot of audibles,” NYPD Chief of Patrol Rodney Harrison said Wednesday morning.At full height, the balloons fly at 55 feet. They can be lowered to 10 feet if the winds are too strong.During the parade, sustained winds up to 25 mph and wind gusts up to 40 mph are possible.Storm 2Meanwhile, a separate storm is pounding the West Coast with rain.The storm set numerous records overnight, including an unofficial all-time low-pressure record in California. Low pressure indicates the power of a particular storm.The rain has been falling along the California coast throughout the day Wednesday and is threatening to bring heavy downpours and flash flooding along with it.By Thursday night, the rain will be focused over the Southwest, with heavy rain possible in Arizona, New Mexico and parts of Southern California.California’s mountain ranges are also bracing for several feet of snow. The snow coupled with gusty winds could pose major travel disruptions.These two storms left over 300,000 customers without power across eight states on Wednesday. California and Indiana were impacted the most.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Computers In Personnel Award for HR Collaboration

first_imgComputers In Personnel Award for HR CollaborationOn 9 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. This award recognises HR’s effort in working together with other functionsas a business partner to achieve strategic goals in a seamless way. Entrantsdemonstrated projects where HR has integrated well and co-operated effectivelywith IT, sales, marketing, finance, production or any other part of theorganisation.Category judgeJohn Connolly is senior partner and chief executive at Deloitte & ToucheUK and has been on the UK Board of Partners continuously since 1983. Prior tobecoming CEO in 1999, he was managing partner, and earlier in his career, had anumber of roles including responsibility for the London and regional offices.He has spent his whole professional career with the firm. John is also a memberof various global committees at Deloitte, the Globalisation Strategy andStructure Group and Global HR Implementation Team. He is also a member ofBusiness in the Community Economic Regeneration Leadership Team. Lloyds TSB GroupThe teamNo. in HR team 5, around 900 the group Staff responsible for 80,000Tony Hooper, Head of HR businessprojects Garrett Forkin, Senior manager Change ConsultancyFay Crompton, Senior manager business projects Jeremy Birkett, Head of HR Dave Faulkes, Change management consultant Andy Knight, Senior consultant Mike Whittaker, Senior consultant Alan Dixon, Change management consultant HRBusiness Projects, Change ConsultancyAbout the companyLloyds TSB is a leading UK-based financial services groups,whose businesses (including Scottish Widows and Cheltenham & Gloucester)provide a comprehensive range of banking and financial services in the UK andoverseas. The group generated pre-tax profits in excess of £3.5bn for 2002.The challengeLloyds TSB realised that failing to engage employees inimplementing change resulted in low levels of understanding and commitment,which in turn led to slower delivery and reduced benefit delivery. What the company did– Provided integrated assessment, consultancy andchange delivery service– Developed branded and enhanced People Side of Projects (PSoP)to increase employee acceptance and commitment to change– Set up dedicated change consultancy team using action-basedlearning as a part of its approach to managing change– Produced toolkits for managers and HR to improve quality ofproject results– Designed workshops to raise awareness of PSoP among HR andbusiness managers.Benefits and achievements – Won good coverage of the initiative in the company’s internalProject Matters publication – Experienced rising demand from HR business partners forcoaching in PSoP – Adopted PSoP as a standard when reviewing change programmes – Used it as a delivery framework for numerous high-profilebusiness change programmes – Established hyperlinks between PSoP website and those ownedby Group Project Services and the University for Lloyds TSB – Growing interest outside the group. John Connolly says: “LloydsTSB recognised the commercial value of engaging people to ensure successfulchange. It established an innovative team to focus on people in every changemanagement project. It effectively illustrates how, when the team is broughtinto projects, there is greater alignment between the objectives and theoutcomes.”Ventura customer service managementThe teamNo. in HR team 5Total number in HR 37Staff responsible for 4,500Bev Ewing, HR generalmanagerClaire Blenkin, HR management information analystTim Pearson, HR project managerCaroline Falcon, HR services team leaderKaren Jenkinson, HR payrollJill Hoggard, Operations managerVicky Thornton, Operational team managerDebbie Guest, Planning team leaderPeter Bindon, IT Project leaderHR ServicesAbout the companyVentura is part of the NEXT Group of companies and is one ofthe leading providers of outsourced customer management in the UK. With morethan 30 years’ experience, it has a wide range of clients across many businesssectors. Its workforce of more than 4,500 generated a turnover last year of£100m.The challengeTo introduce an initiative in four months that would improveattendance management and streamline the process to reduce its above-averagelevels of absenteeism as well as deliver cost savings and greater efficiencies.What the company did– Set up a project team made up of staff from HR, operations management,legal, IT, operational planning, payroll, operational training and managementdevelopment– Devised employee attendance policy and provided a toolkit formanaging attendance– Automated, via a bespoke system, the attendance managementprocess and developed facility to track absence– Introduced prize draw to raise awareness and recognise fullattendance – Supported roll-out with training and communication plan whichincluded management workshops.Benefits and achievements– Since February this year, absence levels have fallen by 18per cent and continues to fall– Saving in lost hours equates to £300,000 plus £20,000 fromredundant full-time payroll post– Productivity is up and managers have complete control overtheir staff attendance.John Connolly says: “Call centres depend on areliable workforce, so attendance is critical. Ventura demonstrated how HR ledthe process that identified the problem and proactively improved attendancemanagement. In four months a comprehensive policy was designed, communicated tostaff and implemented.”AXA Insurance The teamNo. in HR safety team 486 in HR company-wideStaff responsible for 4,700Tim Hubbard, HR projectmanagerChris Malings, HR business partnerJulie Bell, Underwriting quality and re-insurance managerLesley Fothergill, Head of reward and recognitionSarah Goss, Reward adviserReward and RecognitionAbout the companyAxa Insurance is one of the world’s leading financialprotection groups, with 50 million customers. It is one of the UK’s leadingfinancial services providers, with revenues of £7.3bn and more than 10,000employees. The challengeTo develop and implement a new grading and pay structure toenable business units to quickly respond to varying market pressures and toattract, retain and motivate top-quality staff.  What the company did– Set up a project team including reward advisors, business andunion representatives.– Used external benchmarking, technical expertise and businessneeds to develop a framework of job families and pay zones.– Used seven organisation business leaders to deliver theproject with HR as the facilitator– Engaged with the business through regular consultation withsenior managers, directors and unions.– Launched the framework as an integral part of a company-wideculture change initiative.   Benefits and achievements– Added value by delivering a framework for managers to rewardtheir people on an individual basis and by providing market data on salaryspend, recruitment and retention.– Managers now able to target salary more effectively andmonitor potential pay issues.– HR has developed reward expertise and reduced the need forexternal consultants.John Connolly says: “Thescheme was introduced to improve the firm’s ability to attract and retainhigh-performing people, and increase the flexibility to respond to labourmarket pressures. The HR team worked alongside business leaders on the rewardframework and the project enabled HR to become more embedded within thebusiness.”To book your table at the HR event of the year go to www.personneltodayawards.com orphone Jacqui Winn on 020 8652 3304 Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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Oklahoma City Thunder trade Russell Westbrook to Houston Rockets in blockbuster deal

first_imgJuly 11, 2019 /Sports News – National Oklahoma City Thunder trade Russell Westbrook to Houston Rockets in blockbuster deal Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJoshua Gateley/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade point guard Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul and a package of draft picks, ESPN reports.The blockbuster move reunites Westbrook with former Thunder teammate James Harden in Houston. Oklahoma City had been working with Westbrook to complete a trade since last week when they traded star Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers and decided to enter a rebuild.Sources told ESPN that the Rockets were Westbrook’s preferred destination. The Thunder will receive Houston’s first-round draft picks in 2024 and 2026, as well as the right to swap first-round picks in 2021 and 2025.Combined with the haul they got for George, the Thunder now have seven first-round selections — in addition to their own — between now and 2026.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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