His Loft / Kevin Veenhuizen Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950431/his-loft-kevin-veenhuizen-architects Clipboard His Loft / Kevin Veenhuizen Architects The Netherlands Architects: Kevin Veenhuizen Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: Zoet Hout Save this picture!© MWA Hart Nibbrig+ 22Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyLoft•Amsterdam, The Netherlands Photographs ArchDaily Year:  Loft CopyAbout this officeKevin Veenhuizen ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftAmsterdamOn FacebookThe NetherlandsPublished on October 30, 2020Cite: “His Loft / Kevin Veenhuizen Architects” 30 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950431/his-loft-kevin-veenhuizen-architects Clipboard “COPY” J.C.Nieuwenhuizen His Loft / Kevin Veenhuizen ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHis Loft / Kevin Veenhuizen Architects Contractor: Area:  100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Architect:Kevin Veenhuizen ArchitectsClient:PrivateCity:AmsterdamCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© MWA Hart NibbrigRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewText description provided by the architects. His loft is designed in the Top-Up building in Amsterdam-Noord. The beautiful casco, built according to the ‘’open building’’ idea, immediately called for a specific atmosphere. The simplicity of the available materials – concrete slabs and ceiling held together by massive timber columns – and the glazed facade brought up the strong spatial concept of the loft.Save this picture!© MWA Hart NibbrigThe design intends to blur boundaries between domestic functions and rather produce a feeling of continuity. This spatial concept is enforced by our humble material choice. Not more than two materials are added, barely touching the casco: a continuous smoked oak flooring and three boxes cladded with Ash timber.Save this picture!© MWA Hart NibbrigSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© MWA Hart NibbrigOf the physical envelope twenty-five percent needed to be dedicated to professional activities. All services such as electricity, heating, running water, and ventilation are delivered at the doorstep for the two areas. Combined with the use of a raised floor, it offered maximum flexibility to design the interior.Save this picture!© MWA Hart NibbrigThree boxes, which can be seen as big pieces of furniture, house specific functions such as a bathroom, WC, storage, kitchen, and open shelves. Spaces flow in between, from an intimate sleeping zone to a comfortable living area or a generous professional work environment, all inserted in the space between the boxes.Save this picture!© MWA Hart NibbrigThe first box sits on excision in the floor that is filled with tiles and is an angular kitchen island merged with the circular shape of a dining table. The result is tailor-made furniture linking the cooking, eating, and living functions within the area dedicated mostly to day activities.The second box is two-faced: one side presents itself to the living area with open shelves – a small library – and relevant appliances. On the other side are the bathroom and the WC, generating an intimate sleeping zone at its back. Yet no physical boundaries are created.Save this picture!Sustainability DiagramThe third box defines the workspace and houses a closet, a storage room, a visitor’s toilet as well as a pantry and open shelves. Also designed to function as a fully autonomous guest room with shower and kitchenette, this space is marked by a wall, slicing the third box in its middle and topped with waffle-glass to remove visual barriers. A full-height pivoting door connects the living and work functions.Save this picture!© MWA Hart NibbrigResponding to the simplicity of the casco, the boxes are carefully crafted. The scaled-up furniture is covered with a refined ash finish. Contrasting with this delicate appearance, the concrete ceiling is left rough, as delivered, with ventilation and electricity services visible, displaying their technical ballet.Save this picture!© MWA Hart NibbrigHis Loft was designed for an ambitious client, and led to a fluid, tailor-made home with qualities derive from simplicity.Save this picture!© MWA Hart NibbrigProject gallerySee allShow lessRhythm House / Julius Taminiau ArchitectsSelected ProjectsReframing the Monumental: Reclaiming the Architecture and Public Spaces of the Forme…ArticlesProject locationAddress:Amsterdam, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2020 Photographs:  MWA Hart Nibbrig Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

Reasonable expectation must be key factor in determining Legitimate Interest, says fastmap report

first_imgReasonable expectation must be key factor in determining Legitimate Interest, says fastmap report  150 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis26 Melanie May | 10 April 2018 | News Advertisement Tagged with: data consent data protection GDPR Legitimate Interest  149 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis26 Charities need to consider what different individuals consider reasonable rather than looking at activities in isolation when using Legitimate Interest, according to a report by fastmap.fastmap’s Legitimate Interest Industry Report, published today, looks at using risk assessment and benchmarking to work out where Legitimate Interest fits in for an organisation. It explains Legitimate Interest as being about supporters’ expectations: of contact via certain channels, on a particular subject or purpose, and of data processes used, which will differ between individual supporters within a charity. This ‘reasonable expectation’, it states, is overlooked by many charities, which often work instead on the basis that if consent is collected for email communication, then this justifies contact on any topic regardless of relevance or expectation. In the foreword to the report, David Cole, fastmap’s Managing Director says:“A key factor when determining if an activity might qualify for Legitimate Interest is the reasonable expectation of individual supporters. The benchmark research fastmap have undertaken across multiple charities and thousands of their supporters shows that individual supporters within a given charity have different views of what activities they consider reasonable or appropriate.”The report recommends therefore that every charity performs its own risk assessment on a segment of its supporter database to work out which activities their unique supporter base is very open or closed to, and where therefore, Legitimate Interest may be applicable. fastmap’s assumption is that any activity that less than half of a charity’s supporters find reasonable is defined as high risk with a high likelihood of complaint. Above this, rules can be set for medium and low risk. Performing this assessment will enable charities to evaluate their supporters’ reasonable expectations and therefore to plan their Legitimate Interest approach. As well as performing their own risk assessments, the report also recommends that charities benchmark against other to provide context for their individual performance, which can help with guiding and improving their own Legitimate Interest approach.You can download the Legitimate Interest Industry Report from fastMAP. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Bullpen fuels No. 1 Frogs to 7-2 win over UTA

first_img + posts Iqbal leads women’s golf to fourth-place finish at Big 12 Tournament Equestrian earns last seed in NCEA team bracket ReddIt Sophomore Evan Skoug puts Frogs ahead on a home run against UTA (Photo courtesy of gofrogs.com) Linkedin Linkedin TAGSgame wonHF in title Previous articleActors allow student nurses to be independentNext articleRifle headed to 11th straight NCAA Championships Branson Nelson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ printThe Horned Frogs used six scoreless innings of relief to overcome an early deficit and move to 4-0 on the season for the third time in the Jim Schlossnagle era Tuesday night, defeating the University of Texas at Arlington 7-2.Senior starting-pitcher Mitchell Traver allowed two first-inning runs, marking the third straight game the Frogs have trailed after one. Traver only managed his way through three innings of work, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks, while striking out two on 60 pitches.After Ryan Merrill cut an early 2-0 UTA lead in half in the third inning on a double that scored Nolan Brown from third, TCU went to freshman Charles King to replace Traver on the mound in the fourth.King, making his second appearance at the collegiate level, tossed three hitless innings of relief, giving up no runs and striking out three. King has now jump-started his collegiate career with five strikeouts over five scoreless innings.The Horned Frogs tied it in the fifth after Brown singled and stole his third bag of the game to move into scoring position. He advanced to third on an error before freshman catcher Zach Humphreys drove him in on a sacrifice fly to knot the score, 2-2.The game was still tied at two when TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle called on freshman Jake Eissler out of the bullpen. Eissler picked up his first career win after throwing 1.1 scoreless innings, working around two hits. Like King, Eissler has begun his career with two scoreless appearances out of the bullpen.The Frogs waited until the eighth inning before Evan Skoug gave the Frogs their first lead of the night on a two-run home run. Prior to the home run, Skoug was just 1-15 with 11 strikeouts on the season.Sophomore Durbin Feltman relieved Eissler with two on and one out in the bottom of the eighth. Feltman stranded both runners on base, sending the Frogs to the ninth inning with a 4-2 lead, only to add to their lead. An error, Humphreys’ first collegiate hit and second RBI of the night, and a run-scoring single from Austen Wade gave the Frogs three insurance runs for a 7-2 lead.In the final frame, Schlossnagle went to sophomore Sean Wymer who struck out the side in order to solidify the five-run win for the Horned Frogs.No. 1 TCU will welcome the Arizona State Sun Devils (3-1) to Fort Worth for a three-game series this weekend. Jared Janczak (1-0) will head to the mound for game one at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at Lupton Stadium. Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Facebook Twittercenter_img Branson is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys writing about all sports and plans to go to law school after graduation. Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Facebook A COVID-19 Charles Schwab Challenge TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Branson Nelson ReddIt Women’s golf heads to Oklahoma for chance at first Big 12 title Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Criminal gangs face tough new measures

first_imgNewsLocal NewsCriminal gangs face tough new measuresBy admin – July 2, 2009 506 Advertisement Facebook Linkedin Previous articleBatten down the hatchesNext articleStuck in the middle with you! admin Printcenter_img WhatsApp NEW legislation is to be introduced to tackle gang lords, much to the relief of the authorities charged with combating crime in the Mid West.In recent days, concern was expressed in the Dail and Limerick County Council about an upsurge in crime activities in both city and county.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It was revealed at a meeting of the Joint Policing Committee of the council that county towns such as Newcastlewest have experienced an increase in burglaries, assaults and property damage, while it was also disclosed that five cars had been burnt out in the city suburb of Castletroy.Newly elected chairman of the Committee Liam Galvin, said: “Stopping crime must be top of our list of priorities.“Without the garda presence seen on the street crime will continue”. Supt. Gerry Mahon responded: “A number of individuals have been targeted across the county on the same scale as in Newcastlewest.“Vigilance of the public is key and they need to pick up the phone”.He added that despite difficulties regarding the embargo on the public service, no garda station would be closed and that resources available would be deployed where most needed, including in Bruff and Newcastlewest.The issue of crime in the county has also reached the Dail, where Martin Ferris TD, stated that a family in the Abbeyfeale area had been living in fear since the arrival of a new family from Limerick city to the area. The North Kerry representative said that over the past 12 months there had been a serious escalation in criminal behaviour including arson attacks, violence, vandalism and intimidation.Now it has come to light that members of criminal gangs are to face secret detention hearings with penalties of up to life imprisonment for gang leadership under the new legislation.The laws will also grant more power to gardai whose opinion on the existence of criminal gangs may be submitted as evidence, while detention periods will be extended from 48 hours to seven days with judges holding the right to extend these stays.Publishing the Bill, Minister Ahern said that the legislation was groundbreaking and that a situation where citizens were living in fear of crime gangs would not be tolerated.The legislation will be introduced to the Dail on this Friday, and Minister Ahern intends on having it completed on Friday, July 10. Email Twitterlast_img read more

“Court Is Functioning Under Compelling Circumstances”:Allahabad HC Dismisses Husband’s Plea To Quash FIR Filed For Causing Injuries To Wife With Cost [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates”Court Is Functioning Under Compelling Circumstances”:Allahabad HC Dismisses Husband’s Plea To Quash FIR Filed For Causing Injuries To Wife With Cost [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay13 Oct 2020 4:48 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court recently dismissed a plea (filed by the husband to quash the FIR under Section 307 IPC for causing injuries to his wife by throttling her neck) with cost.The Bench of Justice Pankaj Naqvi and Justice Sanjay Kumar Pachori also expressed its anguish over the filing of this petition and noted that the Court was functioning under compelling circumstances wherein both Bar…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 Allahabad High Court recently dismissed a plea (filed by the husband to quash the FIR under Section 307 IPC for causing injuries to his wife by throttling her neck) with cost.The Bench of Justice Pankaj Naqvi and Justice Sanjay Kumar Pachori also expressed its anguish over the filing of this petition and noted that the Court was functioning under compelling circumstances wherein both Bar and Bench are putting their life at stake.The Court further observed,”This petition is sheer abuse of the process of the Court, which is liable to be dismissed with cost.”Thus, the writ petition was dismissed, but with cost of Rs.10,000/- which shall be collected by the Collector, Bulandshahar as land revenue, from the petitioner, i.e. Dharmendra, son of Kishanpal, resident of village Walipura, P.S. Kotwali Shahar, Bulandshahar within a month from the date of the order.The office has been asked to do the needful. A compliance report has been instructed to be submitted by the Collector to the Registry of this Court within 2 months.It may be noted that on account of COVID-19, a nationwide lock down was imposed on March 25, and soon thereafter, the Supreme Court, High Courts and subordinate courts had to move to virtual hearings.Since then, across the country, courts at all levels have confined themselves to the hearing of urgent and important matters only.Recently, the Allahabad High Court had denied the option to an Advocate for hearing via video conferencing, citing “high risk” of Covid-19 infection.The Bench of Justice Vivek Agarwal told ASGI Sanjay Kumar Om that his request for virtual hearing cannot be allowed because the Computer Section of the High Court is the “high risk zone” for Covid-19 infection and hence no person from there can be allowed within the Court room/ chambers.Click here to download the Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Ground broken for new gym at Goshen High School

first_img Print Article Bazzell introduced the members of the Pike County Board of Education and expressed appreciation to them for their diligence in bring the project to fruition.Dr. Warren Weeks, GHS principal, thanked Bazzell and the board for providing the GHS students and the community with a facility in which they can take great pride.“This has been a dream for a long time,” he said. “Now, it is becoming a reality and we thank you.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 11:00 pm Friday, September 28, 2012 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 HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen You Might Like They Meet Again Pike Liberal Arts head coach Wayne Grant (top) and Escambia Academy head coach Hugh Fountain will meet again on Friday…. read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Ground broken for new gym at Goshen High School This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Skip GHS Athletic Director Bart Snyder spoke on behalf of the athletic department, the community and as citizen of Goshen and expressed appreciation to all of those who have stayed the course and provided a gym that will meet the needs of the students and community now and for many years to come.Goshen High School’s current gymnasium is inadequate as a basketball facility and seating is limited.The new multi-purpose gymnasium will feature a 100-foot basketball court, which will allow Goshen High School to host tournament play, cross-courts and court areas for volleyball. The gym will have bleachers on both sides that will accommodate 1,000 people.“The gym will have lockers and dressing rooms for the basketball varsity and junior varsity boys and girls,” said Tom Hicks, director of finance and operations for the Pike County Schools. “Goshen High’s football locker rooms and dressing rooms are also inadequate so the new gym includes a football wing that has lockers and dressing rooms for both varsity and junior varsity football and a weight room for boys and girls.” Email the author The gymnasium has been placed so that the Goshen High School Eagles football teams can enter the football stadium from the football wing.“The football teams will enter the south end zone from the gym much the way college teams do,” Hicks said.The new gym will also have dressing rooms for the physical education classes.Hicks said the new gym is being financed through bond issues.“Several years ago, the state issued bond money to the schools,” he said. “Based on student count, the Pike County School System received $1.9 million. That was not enough to construct what we had said we wanted to build, the gymnasium at Goshen. Now, with new bond issues using state and local funds, we were able to build the new gymnasium that has long been needed.”Architects for the new gym are Godwin and Jones. Whaley Construction Company is the builder. Goshen High School officials, along with Pike County School Board members and Pike County Superintendent Dr. Mark Bazzell broke ground on a new gym at Goshen High School Friday afternoon.Ground was ceremoniously broken Friday afternoon for the new gymnasium at Goshen High School. The $3.1 million construction is now moving forward with a 12-14-month completion timeline.Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent of Pike County Schools, said the new gymnasium has been needed for a long time and expressed great pleasure in, at last, putting the shovel in the ground.“This is an exciting day,” he said. By Secrets Revealed By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

Have I stayed too long in one job?

first_imgI have been in HR for almost 12 years and practically all of this experiencehas been in my current organisation. I have never felt the need to move on asthere have always been new challenges. But now we have merged with a sistercompany and my role is under threat. I’m applying for jobs, but have beensurprised that I’m not getting interviews. I wonder if my long service iscounting against me. Do you think it’s possible to stay ‘too long’? And how canI turn this negative into a positive? Clive Sussams, recruitment consultant,Malpas Flexible Learning You are right to consider that some recruiters may initially take a negativeview on the length of employment with your company. Changes in the workplacehave resulted in employers seeking people with a broad skills set gained invarious business sectors. The major issue is to persuade prospective employers that you are a goodcandidate who has held several positions with increasing responsibility, albeitwithin one organisation. I would suggest you review the format of your CV andprepare another version which highlights your competencies. This will thereforebe more sales driven and hopefully gain the reader’s interest at the outset. As an HR professional try to think about the kind of specific experience thatemployers are seeking and write your CV accordingly. Louise White, consultant – EJ Human Resources You are correct in believing that some employers will hold long serviceagainst you as they feel it shows a lack of drive and some complacency to stayin the same firm for so long and fear you may be ‘institutionalised’. In your covering letter explaining the challenges you have experienced inyour role, the different groups of people you have worked with and changes thecompany has been through may alleviate the concerns an employer will have aboutyou being able to cope with a new environment. Emphasise how your company has been keen to keep you by promoting you andpresenting you with new challenges and your commitment and loyalty to them. Allison Sheard, consultant, Chiumento The fact that you have been with the same organisation for 12 years shouldnot count against you at all. Your letter demonstrates that your career hasprogressed and that you have had a series of roles that have offered challengeand interest, while working for your current employer. However, it is worth exploring in more detail why it is that you are notgetting interviews. Try to get feedback about your CV, ask colleagues andpeople whose opinion you trust in HR what they think about it. There could be a number of reasons why your CV is not doing you justice. Are you taking a general approach for all of the jobs that you are applyingfor, without modifying your application for each different role? It isimportant to consider the detail of each role for which you apply, in order totailor a really good application – one that demonstrates your suitability andrelevant skills and achievements. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Have I stayed too long in one job?On 26 Feb 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Speech: Education Secretary sets out five foundations to build character

first_img First, there’s SPORT – traditional, competitive team sports and a wide range of other physical activities. Next CREATIVITY – which features all kinds of thoughtful and inventive activities, as well as traditional creative ones such as: art, design, creative writing and composing music; Third is PERFORMING – which emphasises more expressive activities for individuals or in a group including: drama, theatre, dance, playing in an orchestra or singing in a choir, public speaking and debating; The fourth category is VOLUNTEERING & MEMBERSHIP – through voluntary youth groups, campaigns of particular interest to the young, or school-based initiatives, as well as structured programmes like Duke of Edinburgh, or uniformed groups like the Cadets, Scouts and Guides. It also includes voluntary work, which dovetails to our final category…. Which is WORLD OF WORK – from learning about careers and entrepreneuralism, to actual work experience or a Saturday job. I am delighted that the new Ofsted Framework is going to place clear importance on personal development and positive attitudes.Inspectors will evaluate the extent to which schools support pupils to develop their character – including their resilience, confidence and independence – and help them know how to keep physically and mentally healthy.A separate behaviour judgement will assess whether schools are creating a calm, well-managed environment free from bullying.This emphasises, lest there be any doubt, that clearly schools aren’t just about qualifications. We need greater co-ordination to increase awareness of all these opportunities available.I do want to make clear that I’m not piling on extra chores to a school’s to-do list. What I’m asking for is a joined up effort from the entire community.We all have an interest in making sure that young people grow up resilient, resourceful and confident in their abilities. It’s not something we can subcontract to schools.Now, the information on the activities available can be confusing for schools which is why, following a roundtable held on the development of the schools sport action plan, the Government will explore how to make it easier.This will include looking at how to support schools and sports governing bodies to link up and find out what is available in each local area for pupils to embrace. There will then be further work looking at how to signpost schools with other local opportunities, such as entrepreneurship programmes, digital after-school activities, public speaking and debating workshops.A number of very long-established organisations have also been making a massive contribution to developing character for decades.In the case of the Scouts, for 111 years. The Chief Scout Bear Grylls says that character “is what’s left when you strip away everything else. It’s who you really are.”Right now there are 640,000 members of the Scouts, who have seen 13 years of consecutive growth. There were over 500,000 members of the Guides at the last count in 2017 and growth is constrained not by lack of interest, rather a need for adult volunteers. Both have big waiting lists to join.I am particularly pleased to know that DCMS is running the Uniformed Youth Fund to create 6,000 new places in uniformed youth groups in deprived areas of England and to research how membership can address youth loneliness and isolation.The numbers participating in the Duke of Edinburgh award are also rising. Almost 276,000 starting it last year, which is up 1.7% on the previous year.What these numbers clearly show is that there is huge appetite and enthusiasm for organisations, which can deliver 5 foundation activities.I want to make sure that we embed these 5 foundations as widely as possible. In schools character developed is much more than the extracurricular.It all starts with good teaching. I know I hardly need to tell you this. Good teaching can be as good for character as it is for academic attainment.Good schools reinforce good character development through a common and consistent language: in the way the school shows itself to the outside world, as Rose reminded us, in the expectations, in school assemblies, in open days, in contact with parents.Homework and projects play a role in drawing on independence and stickability. I do realise it’s always going to be an uphill struggle to convince pupils that exams are a good thing, especially if one doesn’t go well, but this is where the really important life lessons lie. Failure isn’t the end. For some, it’s the kick-start that they need.This is not about a DfE plan for building character. It has to be about schools learning from other schools, it’s about business pitching in when it can, it’s about community groups speaking up and inviting schools in. It’s about individual adults volunteering. All of us need to work together, using the wide range of resources and experts that there are out there.I am going to be assembling an advisory group on how we can best support schools in their work to build character. This group will be made up of leaders and experts in their field, and will engage with people from the arts, sport, the voluntary sector and of course schools. The group will report recommendations in September with a view to implementing next year.One key area that I want the group to focus on will be developing a set of benchmarks for schools to use so that they can deliver their own approach to developing character and assess themselves on how they are doing.We already have something similar for careers guidance called the Gatsby Benchmarks. I want the advisory group to work up something similar for character.We know that many schools have already taken a thoughtful and strategic approach to character education, drawing on the evidence and deciding how their own ethos, curriculum and wider offer to pupils – including delivering these 5 foundations – can best build character. I want all schools to be able to go through this thinking and planning.The new benchmarks will give senior leadership teams a framework to help. And we will also be working closely with other departments in government such as DCMS and my colleague Mims Davies, who leads on youth and sport, on how we enable local partners and organisation to work with schools to make more opportunities available for young people.We are also exploring how schools could be recognised or accredited for the work they have done in this area. I know that the Association of Character Education is doing some very interesting developments in this space.Finally, I want to recognise some of the great practice that is already going on out there in schools and I plan to shortly reintroduce the National Character Awards which were started by my colleague Nicky Morgan. These will celebrate school programmes that develop a wide range of character traits including conscientiousness, drive and perseverance; virtues like neighbourliness and actions like service to your community, where even something small can have a huge impact on people who live there.Ladies and gentleman, I’d like to finish today by saying that when I go to visit schools, I don’t recognise this word snowflakes.I don’t recognise that in the young people I meet on my visits. The young people I meet are compassionate, civic minded and hard working. I know that there are 200 of them here today. I’d like to congratulate and thank you for coming here today.When I compare you and your peers to who I was at your age, my classmates and I, you have so much more confidence, ambition and gumption than we ever did. But of course we’d expect every generation to be better than the last. What I want is for us to reach higher and wider, to improve further still. To make sure that these opportunities are available for everyone and that we value fully the development of character and resilience in all our young people. Thanks to our network of 120 music hubs throughout the country more than 700,000 children in state-funded schools are being taught to play a musical instrument; The primary PE premium is worth £16,000 per school for larger schools; Around 500,000 young people, aged between15 and 17 have taken part in the National Citizen Service programme since it began. It’s a programme funded by government and designed to help shape more confident, capable and engaged young people; The £40m #iwill fund (jointly funded by DCMS and the National Lottery Community Fund) has attracted 20 match funders who have contributed a further £26.5 million to date, enabling more than 300,000 young people to become involved in social action; The Cadet Expansion Programme is increasing the total number of Cadet Units in schools to 500 and is also providing the brilliant cadet experience for thousands of children; And, in recognition of all this work, the EEF has now funded trials of 15 projects with a focus on character and essential life skills, to promote evidence based interventions. Thank you very much. Nigel [The Rev Nigel Genders] said how good it was to see so many of you many people here.Talk about hard acts to follow. Thank you Sarah [The Rt Revd Sarah Mullally] for those very motivating words and I’d like to say a special thank you to The Rvd Rose [The Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin]. What she does every day is the only private moment in parliament. It’s not broadcast. All of us across the House of Commons, of whatever party, stand together to remind ourselves why we are there.Wow. What about these folk? These amazing young people from St Mark’s Academy Mitcham and Archbishop Blanch School in Liverpool. I think we should take heart and a lot of optimism from them.These songs could hardly have been more appropriate: ‘This is me’; ‘Lean on me’. This is the aspect of resilience that I want to talk to you about today.Character and resilience in people. These are the qualities, the inner resources, that we call on to get us through the frustrations and setbacks that are part and parcel of life.So how do we instil this in them [young people]? How do we make sure that they are ready to make their way in the world as robust and confident individuals?Now, the Church of England knows a thing or two about character. It’s one of the reasons your schools get such good results and 88% of them are rated good and outstanding.Yours is one of the biggest names in education and in primary in particular.There have been church schools even longer than state schools but now we are seeing a new development: with more and more Anglican schools converting to academy status, and the development of distinctive diocesean multi-academy trusts. And, I hope to see more talented people to come forward, through your parishes, to join in this development, as governors and trustees.Albert Einstein once said: “Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character”. But what do we mean by character?Plenty of people have defined it in different and often complicated ways but I would like to suggest four pretty straightforward elements:First you have to believe you can achieve. You have to be able to stick with the task in hand, and see a link between effort today and payback some time in the future, even if it’s uncertain or rather a long way off. Finally, you need to develop the ability to bounce back from the knocks that life inevitably brings to all of us.Those four things would also set you up to a be a pretty good fraudster or bank robber. We want you to use strength of character to be good in the world and that is where virtues and values come in.So character must be grounded in virtues, in strong values.There has been almost as much debate about what virtues are, as there has about character.Now one thing I’m not going to do is presume to tell the Church of England about virtues because I fear it would be unwise.But I think the sort of things people have in mind are kindness, generosity, integrity, humility, tolerance and integrity.You and I know that education is about more than just academic achievement, important though that is. It’s about more than what happens in the classroom.So how can we ensure that what young people become is the very best version of themselves they can be? How do we instil virtues? How do we build character?One characteristic that is often attributed to those who have gone to public school is that they have a thing called ‘public school confidence’, a kind of ‘have a go’ assertiveness that you have from certain types of school.Well this confidence is clearly not something that should be the prerogative of those whose parents are able to give them an expensive education. All children should have it. And very many do so. So where do we get it from?Confidence comes from taking chances and seeing things work out; and it also comes from trying to do something – a project, an activity – until you get it right; it comes from learning ways to cope with whatever the task in hand is and it calls for bravery, gumption, maybe even a stubborn determination to succeed.As has often been said, courage comes before confidence. Maybe you can’t directly teach a child to be confident but you can certainly introduce them to opportunities, situations, where they need to be courageous.And it is worth mentioning that courage, of course, takes many forms. One thing it is not, is the absence of fear. rather, it is doing things despite fear or trepidation. For some people standing up to speak in front of your classmates might be no less frightening for some than representing the school at a swimming tournament is for someone else. Now if you’re lucky, success could be won on a game of chance.But courage – to have tried and succeeded, or to have tried and failed, but to get back up again anyway – comes from within. Our job is to help young people find this courage.In Angela Duckworth’s book ‘Grit’ she says that one of the ways we can improve our chances of building up character is if we commit to ‘one hard thing’, which she defines as something that requires regular, deliberate practice. The important thing is that you picked your hard thing yourself and that you stick at it, you don’t give up at the first experience of failure.Because, actually, failure and disappointment aren’t a bad thing – we’ll all face them at some point in our lives. It is learning that the world hasn’t ended, that builds the courage to go on.And of course as parents we don’t want our children to have the first experience of that in adulthood. To experience it now helps prepare them for the road ahead.Character and a positive outlook are all intrinsically linked to employability. Ladies and gentlemen, we are more aware of mental health and wellbeing than we have ever been. And rightly so.There have always been stresses and pressures with growing up. But for today’s young people there are also new and heightened pressures, partly due to the evolution of technology and media. This is also closely related to character and resilience – in Children’s Mental Health Week this agenda has never been more important.Young people can be vulnerable to the effects of social media: and the adverse, artificial impression of curated and altered images, the kind of visual enhancement which depicts people with perfect lives and perfect bodies.Material on eating disorders, self-harm, even suicide, is so much more readily accessible than even 10 years ago to children who may already be in a vulnerable phase.Then there are the different considerations around deeply immersive gaming and even with good old television, the arrival of binge watching, and the shift from lean-back group consumption, to anytime lean-forward, head-phones-in lone consumption.Of course there is good to be had from these technologies and media as well. But, every hour of screen time is an hour not playing out, not reading, or not sleeping. Time spent making virtual choices is time not the same as making real life choices, with real world successes and failures to comprehend, but there can often be real life consequences.Research is constantly changing our understanding of how technology affects young people. Last week a study linked excessive screen time with slow child development; a study from Prince’s Trust this week finds that half of young people say social media makes them feel anxious about the future.There is more research out today from the Chief Medical Officer. I want social media companies to do more in the interests of the next generation. That starts with the removal of content that may promote suicide and self-harm. But they must go further. Inside these companies are truly brilliant minds working out how to entice us to use their technology more. One of the strongest hooks they are using for our attention is the fear of missing out, of constant comparison and I’m afraid the anxiety that goes with it.I want that creative genius used for pro social ends. My colleagues at the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Home Office will set out a range of measures to tackle online harms and set clear responsibilities for tech companies to keep our young people safe.DCMS will also be allocating £100,000 to improve our understanding of how to address youth loneliness and I will come on to some of the ways my department will be supporting this initiative shortly.Now of course, for schools character development is an important aspect of their role and for so very many it is a very prominent part of what they do. Very many schools already deliver a rich and varied programme of activities both within the curriculum and out of school hours.And we are supporting these activities in schools. There are great opportunities out there. As you know, schools have a duty to promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of their pupils.This is done throughout the school day through things like RE lessons but also by reinforcing or encouraging pupils’ self-belief and self worth.Take St Mary of Charity CofE Primary School which I visited recently. It’s part of Aquila, the Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust. It had been rated ‘inadequate’ before joining the trust and is now ‘outstanding’ with a strong school ethos focusing on perseverance and resilience. I asked one 10-year-old what resilience meant and she told me in a very straightforward way: “It’s just believing in yourself, really, isn’t it?”. The pupils, all of whom are an absolute credit to the school, were keen, enthusiastic, willing to try new things.It’s at school that pupils will learn how to stand on the shoulders of giants, those individuals with stories of inspiration and courage from all corners of the curriculum: from RE, from history, from literature.You learn a lot from Atticus Finch, as you do from Ghandi, Shackleton or Helen Keller; as indeed you do from the lessons in the Bible and the holy books of the other great world religions. Values and virtues are not temporary; they don’t pass. They become part of every child you teach.We are also putting positive personal attributes at the heart of our Relationships Education. Treating yourself and others well is the core of having good relationships.And again I want to thank Nigel and the Church of England for the help you have given us.For those children who have the odds stacked against them from the outset, developing character strengths can be even more beneficial, even more important.The Social Mobility Commission is currently researching how extracurricular activities, networks and the development of so-called soft skills can influence social mobility, as well as some of the solutions for tackling this.I am keen to get the results of this research to take further steps on behalf of those children who aren’t getting the rich range of cultural experiences they need.Last month I announced a programme to bolster exchanges and foreign trips for disadvantaged children, to improve language skills but also to build independence, character and resilience.I also know that some fantastic work is being done with the pupil premiums. Take Northern Saints CofE School for example, which has a much higher-than-average number of pupils on free school meals. They used some of their £300,000 annual pupil premium funding to run nine residential programmes with the Outward Bound Trust, focusing in particular on their disadvantaged children.I would also like to urge those private schools, which are blessed with great facilities to do more to share them, to make them available to others so that the entire community can benefit.And there is more we can do together. I want to make sure every child gets to build up their character and resilience by testing themselves from a range of enjoyable activities.This is about being generally better equipped for life but I also suggest this subject of character and resilience, while it’s not the same as employability skills is closely related. These are things employers increasingly say they need more of.These activities don’t have to be a result of physical exertion. They can just as easily be something you do at school or at home or in an office that isn’t a hobby.I have heard repeatedly from teachers, parents and young people themselves about the areas of activity which will help develop character and resilience. All of them combine elements that will stretch and challenge and will help young people think, develop and grow and which will enhance their self-esteem and confidence.I wanted to distil this long list into something manageable so we have grouped these into five subsets – the five foundations for building character.We have grouped them into five subsets:last_img read more

Bob Weir And Wolf Bros Weave “Dark Star” Throughout Second Set In Salt Lake City [Videos]

first_imgOn Friday, October 26th, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros continued their cross-country trek with a performance at Salt Lake City, Utah’s Eccles Theater. Bobby, drummer Jay Lane, and bassist Don Was kicked off the show with a first-set mix of Grateful Dead favorites (“Friend of the Devil”, “I Need A Miracle”, “Althea”, “West L.A. Fadeaway”), RatDog cuts (“Even So”, “October Queen”), and classic covers (“Good Morning, School Girl”, “Queen Jane Approximately”).Set two got significantly more interesting. After beginning with Little Feat‘s “Easy To Slip”, and Rob Wasserman‘s “Easy Answers”, Weir and company commenced their second “Dark Star” of the tour. As he’s made a habit of with Dead & Company, Bobby spread the “Dark Star” out amid interspersed song selections. This time, the first verse of “Dark Star” led into “Tennessee Jed”. “Jed” led back into a brief instrumental “Dark Star” interlude, which in turn shifted gears into “Cassidy”. From there, the band worked its way back into “Dark Star” for the song’s second verse before once again touching on “Cassidy” and, finally, landing in Bob Dylan‘s “All Along The Watchtower”. The band followed-up this complex segment with a heartfelt reading of The Beatles‘ “Dear Prudence” before finishing up with “Turn On Your Love Light” and encoring with their third Dylan song of the night, “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”.You can watch a selection of fan-shot videos from Bob Weir and Wolf Bros’ Salt Lake City performance below:Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Good Morning, School Girl” [Sonny Boy Williamson cover][Video: malady]Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Friend of the Devil”[Video: malady]Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Althea” [Partial] Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Dear Prudence” [The Beatles cover, Partial] Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Tennessee Jed” [Partial] Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Dark Star” [Verse 1] View VideosBob Weir and Wolf Bros tour continues tonight, Saturday, October 27th, with a performance at Kiva Auditorium in Albuquerque, NM. For a full list of their upcoming dates, head to Weir’s website here.Setlist: Bob Weir and Wolf Bros | Eccles Theater | Salt Lake City, UT | 10/26/18Set One: Good Morning, School Girl, Friend of the Devil, I Need A Miracle, Queen Jane Approximately, Althea, Even So, October Queen, West L.A. FadeawaySet Two: Easy to Slip, Easy Answers, Dark Star (verse 1) > Tennessee Jed > Dark Star (instrumental) > Cassidy > Dark Star (verse 2) > Cassidy > All Along The Watchtower, Dear Prudence, Turn on Your Love LightEncore: It’s All Over Now, Baby Bluelast_img read more

XtremIO X2 – the Fast Path to a Modern VDI Infrastructure

first_imgVMworld 2017 kicks off this week in Las Vegas. VMware’s premier thought leadership and education destination for technology professionals. Back in May at Dell EMC World, we proudly introduced XtremIO X2 – the second generation of Dell EMC’s XtremIO All-Flash storage system to help customers modernize their datacenters and transform IT.Just in time for VMworld, we are excited to announce the general availability of Dell EMC XtremIO X2.  XtremIO X2 is the next generation of the Dell EMC’s purpose-built All-Flash array and provides even more performance, agility, and simplicity. For IT departments deploying a VMware infrastructure, XtremIO X2 automates, modernizes and simplifies management and monitoring with its VMware vSphere plug-in and VMware vRealize Orchestration for VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) environments.PERFORMANCEXtremIO X2 delivers extreme performance with consistent sub-millisecond latency as low as 200 microseconds while hosting up to 4,000 virtual desktops. X2 delivers 80% better response times than the previous generation, and this performance is unaffected by boot storms, antivirus scans, suspend/resume operations, application peak demands, user activity, or other demands on the storage array’s resources. With XtremIO, VM cloning for VMware is a control plane operation making it extremely fast by leveraging the hypervisor’s copy offload capabilities like VAAI Copy Offload or X-COPY. In fact, a single XtremIO X2 X-Brick can host up to 4,000 virtual desktops[i] — that’s 1000 desktops per RU resulting in up to 33% lower cost per desktop than the previous generation XtremIO.[ii] The graph below demonstrates 4,000 knowledge workers.  You can also watch a video of this here as well.LoginVSI benchmark demonstrating 4,000 active Knowledge WorkersDATA STORAGE EFFICIENCYXtremIO’s always-on, real-time inline data reduction technology, including deduplication and compression, dramatically reduce the amount of data storage capacity required to support VDI environments. Data deduplication is always inline without affecting performance or consuming capacity.  Thousands of virtual desktops can be deployed with only a few terabytes of flash. Customer data has shown dedupe rates of 10:1 or higher for full clones and 3:1 for linked clones (see below).What’s also exciting about our X2 announcement at VMWorld is we’ve proven it delivers 25% higher data reduction, 2X more copies per cluster for iCDM, while at the same time 4 X better rack density than the previous generation XtremIO platform.XtremIO X2 used capacity for 4,000 VMs (full clones)USER EXPERIENCEWith its massive I/O performance, virtual desktops running on XtremIO X2 respond instantly and consistently faster than those on physical desktops. This extreme performance ensures that every user is able to get their work done quickly and efficiently.  No more receiving calls about slow response times to mission-critical applications. In fact, XtremIO X2 is 25% faster booting virtual desktops as shown in the results below running identical tests on both XtremIO X2 and the previous generation of XtremIO.[iii]INCREASED SCALEWith XtremIO X2, you can now scale-up as well as scale-out more flexibly. You can start with as few as 18 SSDs with 7TB capacity. Then as your VDI environment grows, you can simply add more SSDs (up to 138TB) to host more desktops on a single X-Brick. Once a single X-Brick reaches maximum desktop hosting capacity, you can then scale-out non-disruptively up to a total of 8 X-Bricks. Leveraging the embedded storage efficiency capabilities, X2 can scale to support up to 5.5PB of effective capacity. This new X2 capability dramatically improves and simplifies VDI deployments making online expansion completely transparent to both your IT applications and users, while also eliminating all storage planning complexity.XtremIO X2 Scale Up and Scale Out Up to 5.5PB Effective CapacityX2 has also been designed for higher density to pack more All-Flash capacity in a footprint that is 3X denser than the previous generation, a key improvement for many of our customers:“As a service provider, the more capacity we can fit into a smaller footprint, the better it is for our business,” said Brady Snodgrass, Storage Architect at First National Technology Solutions.” XtremIO X2’s significantly improved density — with the capability of packing up to 72 SSDs into each X-Brick, nearly 3x the previous model — is a big advantage.”SIMPLE STORAGE MANAGEMENTFinally, XtremIO X2 offers a new HTML 5 management interface making it even simpler for storage administrators to quickly provision and view overall system status. With X2 there are no applications to install and management is done via a common web browser.  Key system metrics are front and center and displayed in an easy-to-read graphical dashboard.  Overall system health, performance and capacity metrics and graphs are right at your fingertips for quick checkups while graphical views of the array hardware and interfaces provide simple visuals for overall system performance.XtremIO X2 HTML 5 DashboardXtremIO X2 management integration with VMware vSphere is just as exciting news for VMworld attendees. Dell EMC Appsync integrates with VMware to easily and natively protect and restore datastores, virtual machines or files within VMs.   VSI integration with Appsync allows iCDM to be managed within vCenter directly.  While point in time recovery is possible using RecoverPoint and VMware SRM. A great demonstration of XtremIO X2 with VMware vSphere and Site Recover Manager integration can be found here.If you’re already an XtremIO customer, hopefully I’ve piqued your interest in some of the new capabilities in performance, agility and ease-of use.  If you’re not already an XtremIO customer, but run a heavy VMware infrastructure, it’s worth your while checking out how XtremIO X2 can deliver peak results to your organization.  Check out a really great video or head on over to DellEMC.com to learn more about the new XtremIO X2.____________________________________________________________[i] Based on Dell EMC internal testing using the LoginVSI VDI workload generator (knowledge worker profile) benchmark test, July 2017.[ii] Based on Dell EMC internal analysis, July 2017. Actual cost will vary.[iii] Based on Dell EMC internal testing, July 2017. Actual performance will vary.last_img read more