The Emporio / Architects 49

first_img “COPY” Housing Year:  Projects The Emporio / Architects 49 CopyAbout this officeArchitects 49OfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingBangkokSkyscrapersHousingThailandPublished on December 04, 2011Cite: “The Emporio / Architects 49” 04 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HousePartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsBedroom furnitureFlexformMirror – EgonWaterproofing/SealantsEffisusPre-Fab System – Ecofacade Pre-fab TrueSealConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Arion Large SizedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealSunscreen – Terracotta BaguettesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BauBucheLightingLumenpulseLED Projector Lumenbeam GrandeMore products »Read commentsSave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 2008 ArchDaily “COPY” CopyHousing•Bangkok, Thailand The Emporio / Architects 49Save this projectSaveThe Emporio / Architects 49 Save this picture!© Kiattisak Veteewootacharn+ 13 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Kiattisak Veteewootacharn, Krissada BoonchaloewText description provided by the architects. Rise 42 and 35 storey, a cluster of towers are located at Sukhumvit 24 Street, the cosmopolitan centre of Bangkok in the city, the Emporio place is where the finest elements combined to offer the highest quality of living.Save this picture!© Krissada BoonchaloewRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BrickworkWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19In terms of the unique architecture, specially selected materials with tasteful finished and usable area are efficiently designed for maximum functionally and total privacy. Most of 329 units offer three sides of the exterior walls as well as huge bay windows in all living areas for fantastic full views. While ceiling height at 2.8 meters provides spaciousness. Extra Large living and dining spaces span over 7.5 meters in the larger units. While façade design, emphasizes the vertical architecture element to enhance sense of elegance and luxury, inspired by eastern cultural and traditional element. Save this picture!LayoutThe Emporio place is where two disparate cultures meet in their finest forms. The modern western design yields the optimum functionality for easy living. Enchanted by the rich oriental values discreetly expresses in the outstanding rhythm of architecture.Save this picture!© Kiattisak VeteewootacharnProject gallerySee allShow lessDisaster Prevention and Education Center / OODAArticlesPrivate House / Strom ArchitectsArticlesProject locationAddress:Bangkok, ThailandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Thailand Architects: Architects 49 Area Area of this architecture project Area:  70125 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Edge Fund to support radical social change

first_img  51 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A new grantmaking organisation has been established to provide “radical funding for radical change”. The Edge Fund is now open for applications.It aims to “support communities, campaign groups and activists struggling for social, economic and environmental justice”.In particular it will support those who are working for systemic change – “those who seek to dismantle and replace the structures and processes that create oppression, inequality and environmental destruction”. Advertisement Howard Lake | 8 October 2012 | News Tagged with: Funding Edge Fund to support radical social changecenter_img It will also support those who are fFacing discrimination and injustice “because of their class, ability, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or other factors”.The Edge Fund was initiated by a small group of philanthropists and activists in early 2012 who wanted to explore how funds could be distributed in a way that both devolved the power of donors and created real and systemic social change. At one of the group’s first meetings those present debated “Occupy Philanthropy: how can we devolve the philanthropic power of the 1% to the 99% to create the social change we need?”Challenging philanthropyThe fund is not only focusing on creating new and more sustainable sources of funding “based on the solidarity of the many, rather than the generosity of the few”. It will also try to “challenge traditional grant-making values and practices by being pioneering and providing a model that can be followed by others”.How to applyThe first round of funding is open for applications from 1 October to 1 December 2012. Grants are not likely to be more than £5,000 and are for UK-based groups only.Applicants need submit only one page from you describing who they are, their group’s annual income, what they do and how they fit the guidelines. 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Memory of Black Panther Party leaders honored

first_imgCommunity gathers to remember Chairman Fred Hampton Sr.WW photo: Eric StruchChicago — On the 43rd anniversary of the cop massacre of Black Panther Party leaders Chairman Fred Hampton Sr. and Defense Captain Mark Clark, more than 100 people gathered at 2337 West Chairman Fred Hampton Way in Monroe, where a cop death squad carried out the targeted assassination on Dec. 4, 1969.Hampton was born on Aug. 30, 1948, in Chicago and grew up in Maywood, Ill. As a teenager he organized demonstrations and later became one of the leaders of the Black Panther Party.In his short life he helped oppressed people when he set up the Free Breakfast Program for children. He also tried to keep the peace between some Chicago street gangs and built alliances with revolutionary organizations and other nationalities.International Revolutionary Day was observed by revolutionary people led by Chairman Fred Hampton Jr., of the Prisoners of Conscience Committee/Black Panther Party Cubs, and Comrade Mother Akua Njeri, who relived the tragedy of losing one great revolutionary who not only died fighting for the people’s rights but lived for the revolution. He left us with the courage to follow our beliefs.The Freedom Home Academy joined the tribute. Many of the youths between 8 and 13 years expressed solidarity with people’s struggle.Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. gave a message to the new generation. On his facebook page, he pointed out that the cops had picked that very day, Dec. 4, to honor the son of one of the cops who slaughtered Chairman Fred Hampton Sr. He noted that while some “have forgotten [the date], it is continuously made clear that the system has not.”Workers World Party gave a solidarity message to the gathering. Let us not forget this BPP leader’s contributions to revolutionary history and let us not forget how he died.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Puerto Rico: Siete generales rumbo al Caribe

first_imgPor Jesús Dávila SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, 10 de marzo de 2015 (NCM) –  La anunciada llegada de siete generales –entre ellos los jefes de los comandos Sur y Norte- para las maniobras militares apenas días después del decreto del Presidente Barack Obama de una emergencia nacional en Estados Unidos por la crisis de Venezuela, obstaculiza el propósito de que Puerto Rico pase desapercibido en la próxima Cumbre de las Américas.Tampoco es de mucha ayuda para la estabilidad colonial que las prácticas militares, en que se ensayarán respuestas a una catástrofe que afecte las operaciones del Estado y la continuidad del gobierno, coincida con un ambiente cargado de protestas y que la Casa Blanca mantenga en su portal cibernético un pedido para que se inicie el proceso de destitución del Gobernador, Alejandro García Padilla, que ha recibido ya decenas de miles de mensajes de respaldo.Lo más que el gobierno autonomista logró de los militares es que durante la maniobra no se practique una operación de “rescate” del Gobernador con un helicóptero que le sacaría del Palacio de Santa Catalina, de acuerdo al informe obtenido de una fuente de alto nivel.La confirmación de la presencia de los siete generales que llegarán desde EEUU la dio la coronel Marta Carcana, quien indicó que ese número podría aumentar. Además de los jefes del Comando Norte y el del Comando Sur, estará presente el general que comanda la Escuela de Logística y se pondrá a prueba el sistema de comandante único (“dual status commander”) de todas las fuerzas militares, que corresponderá al general de brigada Isabelo Rivera.Según el informe de la jefa de la Guardia Nacional, tropas de varios puntos de EEUU practicarán en un escenario de un terremoto y un tsunami –por supuesto, imaginario- que causa miles de víctimas, daños a la infraestructura y afectaría la continuidad de las operaciones gubernamentales. Cuando se le preguntó si se ensayaría también qué hacer sobre la continuidad del Gobierno, contestó, con la típica circunspección militar, un lacónico “Sí”.La respuesta de la jefa castrense causó cierta sorpresa en el Palacio de Santa Catalina, donde un portavoz había dicho primero que se buscaban alternativas para que la participación del Gobernador García Padilla fuese lo más discreta posible. Poco después cambió la versión para garantizar que la maniobra se haría “a menor escala” y “no va ningún evento simulado”  relativo al “orden constitucional” de sucesión.Mientras tanto, la fuente que reveló que lo que se hizo fue descartar el “rescate” del Gobernador, dijo que ese evento se sustituiría por la participación oportuna de un funcionario de menor rango.En círculos diplomáticos no ha escapado el hecho de que la maniobra se produzca en momentos en que la Casa Blanca ha endurecido su asedio al gobierno venezolano y que en el pasado Puerto Rico fue utilizado para apoyar intervenciones en países latinoamericanos. Estos problemas potenciales de seguridad regional dan mayor relevancia a la pregunta de por cuánto tiempo foros internacionales como la Organización de Estados Americanos podrán evadir el tema de la condición colonial de esta pequeña nación isleña, ubicada en el noreste del Mar Caribe y equidistante de Guantánamo y de Caracas.Los mandos militares y el Departamento de Seguridad de la Patria (Homeland Security) insisten que será una maniobra para medir la preparación ante un desastre natural, aunque en la rueda de prensa se explicó que la práctica sería de utilidad también con respecto a eventos de “terrorismo”. Medios noticiosos que se han caracterizado por tendencias oficialistas han aportado la publicación recortada de la información de la maniobra o no publicarla y punto.De todas formas, en los ambientes sociales y políticos se va desarrollando un simulacro de otro tipo de tsunami. Crece la oposición a la subida de los impuestos y en poco más de una semana, decenas de miles han participado en manifestaciones de protesta, mientras el Gobierno insiste en implantar un impuesto al valor añadido de 16 por ciento, con la característica de que estaría prohibido que se le notifique a la gente la cantidad que ha pagado por el mismo, además de otra medida para que el impuesto al petróleo suba de forma automática si la gente no consume suficiente gasolina para llegar a los recaudos que se esperan.Al cobro secreto de un impuesto y el aumento automático de otro se suma también una medida pendiente para que se entregue al Banco Gubernamental de Fomento la potestad para designar “cualquier individuo” como administrador de emergencia de agencias, corporaciones y municipios por un período de hasta dos años, con poderes plenos y sin siquiera tener que pasar por la nominación del Gobernador y confirmación del Senado.A la planteada renuncia a poderes constitucionales por parte del propio Gobierno se suma la petición que fue enviada al portal cibernético de la Casa Blanca por un residente de la ciudad de Guaynabo a mediados de febrero pasado. La petición, para que la Casa Blanca y el Congreso inicien el proceso de residencia con el propósito de destituir al Gobernador había pasado sin pena ni gloria, hasta que el domingo se convirtió en “viral” y en apenas 48 horas acumuló más de 50.000 firmas electrónicas de respaldo.Desde los años treinta del siglo pasado, no se producían desde Puerto Rico gestiones intensas para pedir a Washington la destitución del Gobernador. En aquellos tiempos, el presidente de EEUU designaba a los gobernadores de Puerto Rico.García Padilla, por su parte, responde a los opositores tildándolos de ignorantes, “evasores” y personas de “mentes insularizadas”, mientras no contesta el llamado a negociar del cónclave de prelados de las iglesias.El ambiente general, ciertamente, no es el mismo de los tiempos de auge del autonomismo bajo la figura carismática de Luis Muñoz Marín, quien fue instrumental para las políticas estadounidenses en la región, desde la promoción de la democracia en Venezuela hasta el envío de aviones de la Guardia Nacional para el derrocamiento del gobierno constitucional de Guatemala.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Two men questioned about 2006 Derry assault freed on police bail

first_img WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – August 26, 2011 Previous articleDerry SF councillor suspended by partyNext articleDublin v Donegal All Ireland Semi Final build up News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News Two men questioned about 2006 Derry assault freed on police bail Google+ Two men arrested over the attempted murder of a Derry civil servant five years ago have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.The suspects, aged 25 and 21, were arrested in the city on Wednesday.Five men were arrested last month in connection with the attack.Four were released on police bail pending further inquiries and the other unconditionally.34-year-old Paul McCauley suffered brain damage when he was attacked by a gang at a barbecue in Derry in 2006. Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Second Covid Wave: Madras High Court To Function Completely Through Virtual Mode Till 23rd April

first_imgNews UpdatesSecond Covid Wave: Madras High Court To Function Completely Through Virtual Mode Till 23rd April Nupur Thapliyal16 April 2021 10:18 AMShare This – xThe Madras High Court has resolved to function completely through virtual mode of hearings till 23rd April in view to ensure that prevention measures are taken in order to arrest the spread of pandemic. The said direction will apply to both the benches i.e. High Court at Madras as well as the Madurai Bench.In the notification issued by the Registrar General Mr. P Dhanabal on Thursday it has…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 Madras High Court has resolved to function completely through virtual mode of hearings till 23rd April in view to ensure that prevention measures are taken in order to arrest the spread of pandemic. The said direction will apply to both the benches i.e. High Court at Madras as well as the Madurai Bench.In the notification issued by the Registrar General Mr. P Dhanabal on Thursday it has been stated thus:”Even though the situation in Tamil Nadu may be better than other places in the country, so as to ensure that immediate preventive measures are taken to arrest the further spread of the pandemic, the State Government has requested the High Court of Madras to take appropriate immediate measures so that the footfall in the court buildings is reduced considerably.”The said notification states that hearing of cases shall be only on virtual mode to the extent possible, except the appearance of the Government Lawyers in respect of bail and other urgent motions.Furthermore, it has been stated that All Lawyers’ Chambers shall remain closed from 17.04.2021 (Saturday) until further orders.The notification also provides the following directions: – The above arrangements will continue till 23.04.2021 (Friday). The situation will be reviewed on 22.04.2021 for further directions. -This notification supersedes the Notification No.23991-C/2020/C3, dated 18.03.2021; Notification No.75/2021, dated 07.04.2021; and all other earlier notifications on the above subject.Click Here To Read NotificationNext Storylast_img read more

Derry and Strabane allocated £7.54 million under LEADER

first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter Derry and Strabane allocated £7.54 million under LEADER Facebook Pinterest Previous articleBlaney claims HSE “culture of secrecy” clouds OPD discussionNext articleOne person awaiting admission at LUH News Highland Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Rural businesses and community groups across the Derry and Strabane District are being encouraged to avail of LEADER funding.The Derry City and Strabane District Council area has been allocated a total of £7.54 million in LEADER funding up to 2020.The programme aims to support rural enterprises in areas such as; job creation and enhancing export potential with funding of up to £90,000 available per business.To date £1.3 million has been awarded to 26 busniesses, creating up to 69 jobs through the scheme.A series of pre-application workshops have been scheduled for anyone interested in applying.Mandatory information sessions will be held in Derry, Strabane and Castlederg next week.More details are available on the council’s website.***********************Council release in full -Rural funding call-out to attend workshops next week Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – August 31, 2018 Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Harps come back to win in Waterford Rural businesses in the Derry and Strabane District Council area are being encouraged to avail of LEADER funding that is available under the NI Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.The Scheme is now open for its fifth call and is encouraging new and existing rurally based micro/small businesses and social economy enterprises involved in non-agricultural/non agri-food related activities who may be eligible, to apply.A series of pre-application workshops have been scheduled as part of the funding scheme and anyone interested in applying is advised that they must attend one of the sessions and fill out an expressions of interest form to make an application.The mandatory information session will be held on Thursday 06 September at the Belfry Countyr Inn at 7pm; Friday, 07 September at the Strabane Enterprise Agency at 10.30am; Monday 10 September at the Derg Valley Leisure Centre in Castlederg at 2.30pm and Tuesday 11 September at St Columb’s Park House, Derry at 7pm.The NI Rural Development Programme 2014-20 is part-funded by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) and the EU. The fund is administered by Council on behalf of the Derry and Strabane Rural Partnership, one of ten Local Action Groups working across NI.The Derry City and Strabane District Council area has been allocated a total of £7.54 million up to 2020 to improve economic prosperity in rural areas. The Rural Business Investment Scheme is open to new or existing micro or small businesses and social economy enterprises involved in the non-agricultural or non agri-food sectors based in rural areas.  To date Derry and Strabane Rural Partnership has awarded over £1.3 million through the scheme to 26 businesses which is creating up to 69 new jobs in rural areas. The programme aims to support rural enterprises in areas such as job creation and enhancing export potential, as well as assisting with marketing. This may be the final opportunity to avail of funding under this scheme so businesses which are investment ready are being urged to apply. Funding of up to £90,000 per business may be available. Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District, Cllr John Boyle  said supporting rural business was a key priority for Council and encouraged businesses to avail of this funding opportunity by attending the workshops next week.He said: “Our Council has a vast rural area and we are very conscious of the specific needs of people living and working in rural communities. Enhancing connectivity and supporting rural enterprise and investment are essential to the success of the local economy and are key priorities of the Strategic Growth Plan for the City and District.“This scheme offers the opportunity for small rural companies to avail of the support they need to take their business to the next level. I would really urge business owners to go along to the workshops to find out how they could benefit.”Chair of Derry & Strabane Rural Partnership, William Lamrock said: “This is the fifth call for this round of funding and we are delighted that the scheme is already having a positive impact on rural business with up to 69 new jobs being supported to date through the scheme. We want to equip rural companies with the additional skills and infrastructure they need to successfully build their business and perform more effectively in the local and global markets. This will significantly benefit the local economy and create the right environment for further growth and business development within our rural communities”For further details of the scheme and the workshops visit or to book a workshop email [email protected] or phone Derry City and Strabane District Council on 02871 253253 Ext 6917. Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

First group of asylum seekers arriving in Letterkenny today

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic First group of asylum seekers arriving in Letterkenny today Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows The first group of asylum seekers are arriving in Letterkenny today.The residents will be moving from the emergency accommodation they are currently being housed in in Portsalon where they have been staying since 2019 to Letterkenny’s direct provision centre.Work has been carried out on the former student accomodation on the Port Road which will cater for up to 60 families. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applications center_img Homepage BannerNews Previous articleSlight drop in people on Live Register in North WestNext articleDonegal’s Live Register figure falls by 5.2% News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Twitter By News Highland – March 5, 2021 WhatsApp Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

‘Golden State Killer’ survivors address him in court: ‘That night forever changed me’

first_imgKuzma/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Survivors of Joseph DeAngelo, the man now known as the “Golden State Killer,” addressed him directly in court this week in powerful and emotional victim impact statements.DeAngelo’s four-day sentencing hearing, which includes statements from survivors and victims’ families members, began Tuesday with victims of rapes in Sacramento County.‘Had complete control over me’The daughter of rape survivor Patricia Murphy read a statement on her mother’s behalf Tuesday as DeAngelo sat silently in a white face mask and orange jail shirt.On Sept. 4, 1976, Murphy, a 29-year-old single mother, was attacked outside her parents’ house.“That night forever changed me,” the statement said. “I never felt safe for many years. It was hard for me to trust … I was always looking over my shoulder expecting someone to jump out at me.”“I wonder why he picked me to be one of his rape victims? Did he know my name?” she said. “He punched me in the face and broke my nose. I had a concussion from falling backwards … it soon became clear that he and his knife had complete control over me for the next two hours.”“The lump on my nose [from the punch] never went away,” her statement said. “I learned to accept it was just part of my face.”Murphy later turned to alcohol and drugs to “numb my pain,” she said.Murphy, still suffering from PTSD, was hospitalized for several days after DeAngelo’s arrest. She had trouble sleeping and had vivid nightmares.DeAngelo pleaded guilty to 13 counts of first-degree murder in front of dozens of victims and victims’ relatives in June as part of a plea deal, which also required him to admit to multiple uncharged acts, including rapes, which were described in horrific detail by prosecutors.The death penalty was taken off the table in exchange for the guilty pleas. DeAngelo will be sentenced to life without parole.‘Whatever it took to save herself and her family’On Oct. 18, 1976, Winnie Schultz, a wife and mother of two, was raped in her home.Her son, Pete Schultz, who read a statement on her behalf Tuesday, recalled how DeAngelo tied him to the bed until his hands turned blue.His mother was bound, blindfolded and raped, and her wedding ring was stolen, he said.“Our mother is not Jane Doe No. 22 and we are not just No. 37 uncharged offense. We are the family of Winnie Schultz and we have all survived because of her bravery and resolve to do whatever it took to save herself and her family,” Pete Schultz said.Pete Schultz said his mother, now a breast cancer survivor and grandmother of four, is still married to his father after 55 years.‘I would never be a child again’On Dec. 18, 1976, Kris Pedretti was 15 years old when she raped by a knife-wielding man who said he would kill her if she did not obey him.“He tormented me. And he told me over and over again he would kill me. And I believed him,” she said in court Tuesday.Pedretti said she thought she was going to die at three different times that night.The next morning, “I woke up knowing I would never be a child again,” she said.Pedretti said her parents did not let her talk about that night, which forced her “to live my life like the rape never happened.”She said she struggled for 41 years with extreme panic attacks, failed relationships, unhealthy coping mechanisms, few friends and frequent job changes.“Though I have found my way to a happy and safe life,” she said, “DeAngelo deserves his sentence of life without parole in the most dark and lonely containment.”Pedretti said she thinks the victim impact statements should be his only reading materials in his prison cell.DeAngelo, now 74 years old, was accused of committing 13 murders as well as multiple rapes and burglaries in the 1970s and 80s, terrorizing communities from Northern to Southern California.The “Golden State Killer” crimes went unsolved until April 2018, when DeAngelo was arrested in Sacramento County.DeAngelo became the first public arrest obtained through genetic genealogy, a new technique that takes the DNA of an unknown suspect left behind at a crime scene and identifies him or her by tracing a family tree through his or her family members, who voluntarily submit their DNA to public genealogy databases. This allows police to create a much larger family tree than using law enforcement databases.To identify DeAngelo, investigators narrowed the family tree search based on age, location and other characteristics.Authorities conducted surveillance on DeAngelo and collected his DNA from a tissue left in a trash. Investigators plugged his discarded DNA back into the genealogy database and found a match, linking DeAngelo’s DNA to the DNA found at multiple crime scenes, prosecutors said.Since DeAngelo’s arrest, over 150 other crime suspects have been identified through genetic genealogy.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Universal challenge

first_img Comments are closed. Corporate universities can move training and development to centre-stagewithin organisations, and their use as a strategic tool to gain worldwidecompetitive advantage is increasing. Simon Kent reportsAs Paul Henry, vice-president of SmartForce, points out, the label”corporate university” can be used to cover a wide variety ofinitiatives. “The concept has evolved from the corporate training-centre function,which tended to mean a traditional classroom-based, institutional learningmodel,” he says. “Today, with the emergence of e-learning, it tendsto imply some kind of technology platform through which learning can beaccessed.” Certainly technology plays a major role in facilitating organisation-wideeducation, but corporate universities do not start and finish on the Internet.It is more useful to define them as the targeted provision of common educationresources to employees. Such initiatives provide a focal point for training resources and align educationto corporate goals and individual training to each employee’s personal growth. Increasingly, corporate universities are being acknowledged as an efficientmethod of delivering training and can even operate as part of an employeeincentive plan. Crown Relocations established its university in 1997 to deliver an inductionprogramme to graduate recruits. Held in Sydney, Australia, the course ran for12 weeks, giving students a mix of classroom and on-site education before theirfirst assignment. This year, the course will bring 25 students to Los Angeles for aneight-week programme including a one-month placement. “We set up the university because we realised we needed to bring moretrained people into the organisation to manage the needs of the expandingcompany,” explains Norah Franchetti, Crown’s director of corporateservices for the European region and one of the programme’s principalinstructors. According to Franchetti, the university swiftly entrenches students in theCrown culture, from how to answer the telephone to how airport and dockoperations are carried out. While Crown University graduates have had marked success in attainingmanagement positions, Franchetti notes that there has been some frictionbetween graduates and serving employees, since the latter can view trainees as”upstarts” or even be suspicious that the weekly reports compiled aspart of the learning process are a method of checking up on operations. As aresult, six of this year’s university intake will be drawn from the ranks ofcurrent Crown employees. Interestingly, while Crown University begins with a common geographiclocation, Lotus Notes technology allows students to continue to share theirlearning, as individual assignments take them all over the world. At Edelman PR Worldwide, a similar combination of geographical events andcommunications technology offers all employees access to learning resources.Indeed, the scale of this initiative means learning delivered through EdelmanUniversity blends with the concept of knowledge management within the agency. Intellectual capital Edelman’s chief executive officer in the UK, Tari Hibbitt, notes how Edel Ucontributes to the management of intellectual capital. “The biggestchallenge for companies such as ourselves is to make sure we keep up to datewith new thoughts and trends,” she says. “A big focus of our training and development is to make sure we knowwhere the trends are and that we are ahead of those trends. Training anddevelopment and how to share intellectual capital are an important competitiveedge for us.” Edel U offers employees access to a core curriculum, course outlines andmaterials via the company intranet. An international annual summer school takes delegates from Edelman’s 41offices worldwide and addresses how these locations can enhance their worktogether. While employees drive their own learning and can select training activitiesfor themselves, Hibbitt is adamant that training should always be carried outin the context of individual career development. “The Internet has given us e-learning, but there has to be a balancebetween on-line and face-to-face training,” notes Hibbitt. “In ourbusiness, people work with other people in other offices and you can’tcommunicate purely on-line or by phone. You need face-to-face training to getthose kind of skills.” And just as the organisation promotes a variety of training techniques, ituses a variety of training resources, taking tutors from within and outside theorganisation. In this way, the company gains access to external skills andknowledge as well as supporting the working culture. General Motors University was created in 1997 and was, according to DarrellCope, a direct initiative to bring learning to the centre of the organisation.Cope works as project leader for General Physics, which delivered thetechnology infrastructure to support the learning provision. “GM has been training employees since it started, but this was anopportunity to formalise that training,” he says. “The universitymodel was a way of reintroducing training as a modern concept in a way whichwould gain attention within the organisation.” The university is structured into discrete colleges such as engineering,brand management, legal and manufacturing. A college dean within each area ofthe company ensures content is continually updated. Cope notes that since the launch of the university, training has becomealigned with organisational needs. At the same time, the creation of the university has eliminated duplicationof courses between departments and delivered a consistent standard across theorganisation. The benefits of standardising learning in this way are highlighted by SteveGold, senior director of Oracle Education for UK and Ireland. “Trainingdelivered online can be consistent from a multinational perspective,” hesays. “In areas such as software training, that can be extremelypowerful.” Oracle’s I-learning initiative is an Internet platform which can be used toadministrate the delivery of education in any format across an organisation. Itis used within Oracle itself to support the Oracle Learning Network, providingproduct training as well as soft skills and management education. Freedom “OLN has provided more freedom for individual employees to find thelearning they want,” says Gold. “If they want to take aninstructor-led course, they still need to get sign-off for that from theirmanager, but for other subjects they are able to dip into the e-learning onoffer and find out what they need there.” In years gone by, the provision of such wide-ranging training would haveattracted worried looks from many executives, concerned at the spend involvedand the possibility that having received this education, employees would moveon. Today, corporate universities are becoming a necessity. “When you’re hiring, candidates increasingly ask the trainingquestion,” says Hibbitt, “It’s part of the deal now. Often whenemployees want to leave an organisation it’s because they don’t know where theywant to go career-wise and that can be because the training and developmentprogramme isn’t tight enough.” Henry says, “Learning is becoming a more strategic item. Directorsidentify business priorities such as the need to launch products faster, andthe more enlightened ones are beginning to see that education fits inthere.” To some extent, the establishment of a corporate university at last givestraining its proper profile within an organisation. No longer regarded assimply an “add-on” function to pay lip service to, it can be thecentral resource for developing and sharing the knowledge and skills which giveorganisations competitive advantage. Case study: Learning online 24 hours a dayXerox Virtual Learning Environment is an intranet-based portal providingaccess to all training activities within Xerox. While training in the company has increased in line with the rapid pace ofchange in technology, XVLE creates a single point of contact between employeesand educational resources. Technology based, it is open 24 hours a day, sevendays a week.Featuring a custom-built learning management system which keeps up-to-daterecords of individual training activities and manages career paths, the systemprovides cross-departmental access to education activities. This meanstechnical engineers can view courses open to software analysts and evencomplete online training in these areas. Ian Sellars, manager of Xerox education support services, says this openaccess is crucial to the success of the resource. “As soon as you startrestricting access to the learning environment, there’s the feeling that it’sbeing policed,” he says.While offering access to online training, XVLE provides information on thecompany’s other education resources, including the TV channel XTV, threededicated learning centres called Connexions, an entire library stock of booksand CDs and instructor-led training courses. In this way, while the initialpoint of contact with education may occur through technology, the company stillprovides a blended approach to training, offering individuals the chance totrain according to their preference. This approach also brings opportunities for efficiencies within individualcourses – by delivering elements through distance learning techniques, theorganisation can reduce the time and cost of classroom-based education.While XVLE is already proving popular within the organisation, Sellarsbelieves it is still early days for the initiative. “Any company needs tobe patient with a corporate university,” he says. “It’s not going tohappen overnight and it takes time to become part of company culture.” Universal challengeOn 1 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more