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Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Half of the UK’s exporters facing difficulties due to Brexit LARNE, NORTHERN IRELAND – FEBRUARY 02: Freight traffic exits the port of Larne without the presense of port inspection officers on February 2, 2021 in Larne, Northern Ireland. The Department of Agriculture suspended inspections of animal and food products here pending talks with the Police Service of Northern Ireland about threats made to staff enforcing post-Brexit inspection protocols. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images) Also Read: Half of the UK’s exporters facing difficulties due to Brexit LARNE, NORTHERN IRELAND – FEBRUARY 02: Freight traffic exits the port of Larne without the presense of port inspection officers on February 2, 2021 in Larne, Northern Ireland. The Department of Agriculture suspended inspections of animal and food products here pending talks with the Police Service of Northern Ireland about threats made to staff enforcing post-Brexit inspection protocols. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images) Just under half of the UK’s exporters are having difficulties with new post-Brexit regulations, according to a new survey. “For some firms these concerns are existential, and go well beyond mere ‘teething problems’. It should not be the case that companies simply have to give up on selling their goods and services into the EU.” Responding to the figures, a government spokesperson said: “Thanks to the hard work put in by hauliers and traders to get ready to leave the EU, there are no queues in Kent, disruption at the border has been minimal and flows are approaching normal levels. Share Some agricultural exporters were left with hundreds of thousands of wasted product at the EU border after the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December, after incorrectly filling in forms. Other UK companies have also been hit by bans on some products being exported into the EU, such as chilled meats and shellfish. Stefan Boscia “The late agreement of a UK-EU trade deal left businesses in the dark on the detail right until the last minute, so it’s unsurprising to see that so many businesses are now experiencing practical difficulties on the ground as the new arrangements go live,” he said. LARNE, NORTHERN IRELAND – FEBRUARY 02: Freight traffic exits the port of Larne without the presense of port inspection officers on February 2, 2021 in Larne, Northern Ireland. The Department of Agriculture suspended inspections of animal and food products here pending talks with the Police Service of Northern Ireland about threats made to staff enforcing post-Brexit inspection protocols. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images) Also Read: Half of the UK’s exporters facing difficulties due to Brexit A survey released today from the British Chambers of Commerce showed 49 per cent of British exports “reported issues” with the post-Brexit regime, while 51 per cent of manufacturers also said they were facing difficulties. Three-in-ten out of all UK businesses have found the transition to post-Brexit rules tough, while 10 per cent said they have found it easy, according to the survey. British Chambers of Commerce director general Adam Marshall said exporters “are being hit hard by changes at the border”. The post-Brexit trade deal sees zero tariffs on goods traded between the UK and EU, however companies now have to fill out lengthy customs declarations. whatsapp “To support traders and businesses that are currently facing challenges with specific aspects of our new trading relationship, we are operating export helplines, running webinars with experts and offering businesses support via our network of 300 international trade advisers.” Wednesday 10 February 2021 12:01 am read more
Arctic | Climate Change | Environment | Oceans | Science & Tech | WildlifeReport: Melting of Arctic sea ice taking heavy toll on marine speciesMay 19, 2017 by Matt Miller, KTOO Share:Screen capture of a video produced by the Arctic Council’s Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna working group shows a polar bear raiding the cliff nests of murres. (Image courtesy CAFF/Arctic Council)The latest research shows that diminishing Arctic sea ice caused by climate change is forcing some species to travel further to find food or look for alternative food sources. Listen to scientists describe how diminishing sea ice is affecting Arctic biodiversity:Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2017/05/16caffpkg.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. “Polar bears are even showing up on murre colonies. Now, these are cliff-nesting birds,” said Kathy Kuletz, a bird researcher with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, referring to one notable example.Kuletz’s research is part of a new report on Arctic marine biodiversity published by the Arctic Council in conjunction with their ministerial meeting in Fairbanks May 10-11. It describes how melting of the Arctic sea ice also is forcing marine species to shift their ranges further north. It also notes that increasing numbers of southern species are moving into Arctic waters, and it describes an increasing frequency in contagious diseases like avian cholera.In a video version of the report produced by the Arctic Council, Haakon Hop of the Norwegian Polar Institute said the rapid reduction of thicker multi-year and second-year ice is having a dramatic impact on the Arctic sea ice ecosystem.“Things are happening very fast. I don’t think most people realize how fast climate warming is affecting Arctic sea ice and the sea ice ecosystem,” Hop said. “I never thought I would see it in my quite short lifetime as a researcher. But I think I will see an ice-free Arctic Ocean before I’m done with my research career.”Reduction in sea ice means changes for beluga whale migration. It also creates problems for harp seals, bearded seals and ringed seals when they have their pups or try to raise them. Walrus will haul out on shore rather than on sea ice, increasing calf mortality from possible stampedes and forcing adults to travel further to find food.Kit Kovacs of the Norwegian Polar Institute remembers how the sea ice around the Svalbard Archipelago is dramatically different from just 12 years ago.“Just suddenly, unpredicted, unprecedented collapse in sea ice,” Kovacs said. “And, it really hasn’t recovered.”The absence of sea ice has affected how scientists observe or survey various species.“We’re seeing profound changes, many of which are quite difficult to document because the traditional tools available to us like flying surveys at molting to count seals on sea ice are obviously no longer possible without sea ice,” Kovacs said.Kovacs said they’re observing behavioral changes. Seals, for example, have to travel further to find food, dive deeper and for a longer period of time, and are resting less.“All of which means, of course, it costs much more to get the food that you require,” Kovacs said. “That will eventually have reproductive consequences and growth consequences for these animals. You see that kind of phenomenon in many different species right now.”Polar bears usually hunt seals on the sea ice.But Kathy Kuletz of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said polar bears have been observed foraging for food by going after ground-nesting common eiders or cliff-nesting murres.“When the bears show up, they disturb the birds, the birds fly off,” Kuletz said. “That not only means that the bears are going after the chicks and eggs that they can get on the cliffs, but when the adult birds leave, because they’ve been startled by the bear, the other predators like gulls will come in and attack the eggs and chicks. It’s not just what the bears eat, but the disruption in the colony, as well.”Connie Lovejoy of Quebec’s Université Laval said they can no longer take data from a particular event and extrapolate to the entire Arctic. For example, higher ocean temperatures may prompt an increase in small, warm water plankton called copepods in one region of the Arctic and an increase of fattier, cold water copepods on the opposite side of the Arctic.“My big worry is really that by simplifying the system and not having enough data, those nuances, those small differences regionally, they’re lost,” Lovejoy said. “If you want to have local communities able to exploit their resources in the Arctic, they actually need to have a more accurate picture of what the future of their region is going to look like because there is no one Arctic.”While some countries continuously monitor certain species, other countries may only do research that coincides with specific, short-term projects.The 200-page report on Arctic marine biodiversity was produced by the Arctic Council’s Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna working group. It incorporates the work of 60 scientists from around the world, including three researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.Share this story: read more
Share Primark launches in Boston: Will the Irish retailer’s dream become a reality? In a bid to turn Primark into a global brand, the company is finally stepping out of its Western Europe comfort zone and making its American debut with its first store launch today (10 September) in Boston. Other leading European brands such as H&M and Topshop entered the US with stores in New York City, undoubtedly the showcase for fashion in North America and also a tourist hotspot that would expose the brand to a wider audience. Boston, however, is home to a large student population that are likely to be key drivers of demand, while the brand’s Irish heritage may provide a cultural synergy. But building brand awareness could prove problematic. Traditionally, Primark has relied heavily on word of mouth. Although this has proved successful in smaller markets, additional marketing may be required to ensure success in the US. Opening stores in second-tier cities, such as Staten Island, is a logical strategy; however, it will create further challenges in the effort to obtain worldwide brand exposure. Despite the obvious challenges that come with entering a crowded competitive market, growth prospects lay ahead; the US apparel and footwear market is expected to increase from US$329bn in 2014 to US$342bn to 2019. Aside from the huge potential of its women’s and men’s clothing ranges, the US boasts the largest sportswear market in the world. Primark’s recent investment into this category will position the brand well in order to capitalise on the prominent “athleisure” trend and increasing demand for activewear. Furthermore, due to the nature of children’s clothing, the brands low prices for both basic and fashionable items is likely to prove favourable with consumers, mirroring trends seen in Western Europe. Success is far from guaranteed in the US, although Primark’s product offering and price proposition is likely to be a hit with consumers. The apparel industry landscape is shifting in the US as consumers look to premium labels for investment pieces and fast fashion brands for the latest trends at low prices, placing pressure on mid-tier retailers such as Gap and J Crew. Fast fashion has become so globally homogeneous that what works in Western Europe ought to work just as well in the US, clearly illustrated by the rapid expansion and success of European brands H&M and Zara, as well as home-grown brands Old Navy and Forever 21. Indications of a fruitful launch in the US suggest this could be a prelude to a wider global expansion plan, but if all else fails, Primark has a quick-exit strategy lined up – just in case. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com Thursday 10 September 2015 8:22 am whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Catherine Neilan read more
Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Good morning, everyone, and how are you today? We are just fine, thank you, although a bit busier than usual as we get ready for another public chat. With that in mind, we have assembled a slightly abbreviated menu of tidbits for your enjoyment, since we must hustle off to our destination. Meanwhile, we hope your day goes well and is highly productive …The high cost of hepatitis C drugs is straining prison budgets around the US, the Wall Street Journal writes. “If we can treat them they won’t go back into the community and spread it further. That’s the solution, but here is the problem — the cost of the drug,” Robert Lawrence, chief medical officer for the Alaska Department of Corrections, tells the paper.Horizon Pharma agreed to pay about $800 million for Raptor Pharmaceutical, gaining access to Procysbi, a treatment for nephropathic cystinosis, a rare metabolic disorder. A PiperJaffray analyst notes that Horizon continues to diversify away from its primary care-focused assets in favor of higher-margin, durable orphan disease products.advertisement Alex Hogan/STAT Moderna Therapeutics may be breaking fundraising records, but the work environment has driven away top talent and an obsession with secrecy suggests the company has run into roadblocks with its most ambitious projects, STAT reports. And interviews with employs indicate chief executive Stéphane Bancel creates too much friction due to his ego, a need to assert control, and impatience.Various ads from drug and device makers appear designed to alarm consumers into taking action, according to Ad Age. “If you increase an individual’s feeling that they’re susceptible to a threat, and increase the perceived severity of that threat, people are more likely to take action,” Adrienne Faerber, a lecturer at the Dartmouth Institute, tells the magazine.advertisement A day after activist fund Starboard Value criticized his stewardship, Perrigo chief executive officer John Hendrickson is still conducting a strategic review but said decisions are coming, Bloomberg News says.Celgene released top-line results about a new treatment for Crohn’s disease, but some Wall Street analysts took a skeptic view of the sparse amount of information released, Forbes tells us.AstraZeneca launched two new trials with its Forxiga SGLT-2 inhibitor in hopes of finding potential beyond the drug’s approved diabetes indication, PharmaTimes tells us.Canada has approved Brenzys, its first biosimilar version of Amgen’s Enbrel, made by Korean drug maker Samsung Bioepis, InPharma Technologist notes. Ed Silverman By Ed Silverman Sept. 13, 2016 Reprints [email protected] @Pharmalot About the Author Reprints PharmalotPharmalot, Pharmalittle: Prisons struggle to provide costly hepatitis C drugs Tags drug adshepatitis CModerna read more
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak By Yang Jung A – 2006.05.16 3:45pm Yang Jung A SHARE News Facebook Twitter News News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest [imText1]Mr. Hwang Jang Yop, the chairman of North Korean Democratization Alliance, criticized the violent protest on the issue of US military bases in Pyongtaek, led by Pro-North Korean organizations such as Hanchongryeon and The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, saying that it is treason-like behavior. Mr. Hwang said in the interview with FreeNK (a broadcast led by North Korean defectors), “It was not a peaceful protest, but a violent one, against military forces, not just police. It is treason-like behavior which aims to oppose the government”. He added, “there is room for consideration on what would be a fair way to define the incident, but I cannot but say that such behavior against the military is a rebellious act”. Chairman Hwang also pointed out that a government that allows such violent events to occur is problematic in itself. He said, “I cannot say that a government which keeps silent about violent behavior against the military does not have any connection with Kim Jong Il. People who are indifferent about the consequences of such incidents are also those who are deceived and overcome by Kim Jong Il”. He also said, “It is hard for me to understand what it means for the person in charge of the government to let the judiciary to take care of it”. Chairman Hwang said the groups and personnel leading anti-American protests are Pro-Kim Jong Il rather than pro-North Korea. He criticized them strongly, saying that they are disguised as ‘progressives’ in order to deceive the people. “They are becoming pro-Kim Jong Il, saying that they are pro-North Korea. It is problematic that they can’t see through those who say they are pro-North Korea, progressive, and pro-peace, while they are pro-Kim Jong Il, who has betrayed the nation. He also pointed out that South Koreans think that the protests are organized by farmers, and feel detached when the danger is so close. He said there is nothing that resembles Kim Jong Il’s style of ruling more than ignoring all laws and regulations. Chairman Hwang said, “These behaviors are clearly led by people taking orders from Kim Jong Il. Nobody in South Korea would behave in such a way”. He also added, “It doesn’t seem like the people realize the consequences of working for Kim Jong Il. That is why they continue to repeat that they will meet Kim Jong Il”. North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News Hwang Jang Yop Says, “Violent Protest at Pyongtaek Is Pro-Kim Jong Il Behavior” read more
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Attorney General and Minister of Justice Senator the Hon. Dorothy Lightbourne Q.C., has reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to the transformation of Jamaica’s justice system.“We are continuing to focus our energy and expertise on a number of projects, programmes and legislations that will positively affect the lives of Jamaicans,” she said.Miss Lighbourne was speaking at the Annual Joint Devotion and Church Service, at Swallowfield Chapel in Kingston, on Tuesday (January 19).Among the programmes on which the Minister said focus would be placed include the Justice Undertakings for Social Reform (JUST) and the Restorative Justice project.“We must not forget hope, when we seek to carry out the operations of the Ministries, in guiding our target and deadlines. Never allow despair to overcome your spirit, but rather let us put our shoulders to the wheel,” Senator Lightbourne urged.National Security Minister, Senator the Hon. Dwight Nelson, who also spoke, stressed the need for collaboration and co-operation among individuals at all levels of the society to curb crime and violence, and instill peace across the nation.Describing 2009 as “eventful”, Senator Nelson noted that the nation faced numerous challenges during the year, while lamenting that 2010 has started in almost a similar vein.“But through it all, we in the Ministry and, certainly, the Ministry of Justice, can give thanks to almighty God for the accomplishments that have been realised through the dedication and determination of our committed members of staff,” Senator Nelson said.He added that the Ministry recognises that the nation’s collective longing for a reduction or cessation of wanton acts perpetrated by the evil and the unlawful, have reverberated throughout our land.”And these longings and calls are justifiable, because we all long for the day when the peace of God prevails throughout our land,” he stated.Senator Nelson paid tribute to members of the security forces who died in the pursuit of their “sacred mandate” to enforce the law and maintain order during 2009. He also lamented the death of two police officers, in the line of duty, since the start of 2010.He highlighted the inter-dependence between the Ministries of National security, and Justice, arguing that the nation was dependent on the efforts of both Ministries in maintaining law and order in the society.He said that, in the face of the gravest threats of the lawless, the Ministries were able to strengthen and maintain the survival of the nation, through the use of economic, military and political exercises, as well as the exercise of diplomacy.“We were able to use diplomacy to rally allies, and isolate the range of threats that confronted our people, marshall scarce resources to facilitate co-operation, maintain, effectively, our armed forces, implement civil defence and emergency preparedness measures, including anti-terrorism legislations, ensure the resilience of critical infrastructure, use intelligence to defeat and detect and avoid threats and use our counter intelligence resources to protect the nation from internal threats,” he explained.He said that security and justice were the pillars on which all great democracies exist.To this end, Senator Nelson asserted that the success of both Ministries over the next 12 months in confronting crime and violence, will depend greatly on stakeholders “holding each other’s hands” and moving forward to make Jamaica an instrument of peace. RelatedAG Says Gov’t Remains Committed to Justice Transformation RelatedAG Says Gov’t Remains Committed to Justice Transformation RelatedAG Says Gov’t Remains Committed to Justice Transformation AG Says Gov’t Remains Committed to Justice Transformation JusticeJanuary 20, 2010 Advertisements read more
Architecture News Bloomberg Breaks Ground at Post-Sandy Housing Development in Long Island City, QueensSave this articleSaveBloomberg Breaks Ground at Post-Sandy Housing Development in Long Island City, QueensSave this picture!Hunter’s Point South Housing Development © nycmayorsofficeWritten by Irina VinnitskayaMarch 09, 2013 Share Bloomberg Breaks Ground at Post-Sandy Housing Development in Long Island City, Queens ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/342233/bloomberg-breaks-ground-at-post-sandy-housing-development-in-queens Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/342233/bloomberg-breaks-ground-at-post-sandy-housing-development-in-queens Clipboard “COPY” CopyDespite NYC’s recent bout with nature, Mayor Bloomberg is undeterred from developing housing along NYC’s long stretch of waterfront, taking into account that proper measures are taken for storm and flooding mitigation. The latest in large scale developments comes to Hunter’s Point South in the neighborhood of Long Island City in Queens. The first of such a scale since the 1970s development of Co-Op City in the Bronx, plans will include two phases of design and construction. The first phase, designed by SHoP Architects with Ismael Leyva Architects will bring two residential towers with 925 permanently affordable apartments, 17,000 square feet of retail space, infrastructural installations, a five-acre waterfront park, and a 1,100-seat school.Join us after the break for more on this large scale development in Long Island City. Over the past two decades, high rise towers have been accumulating on the Queens shore of the East River, South of the Queensborough Bridge. Long Island City, the westernmost neighborhood of Queens, bound by the East River to the West, New Calvary Cemetery to the East, Astoria to the North and Newtown Creek to the South – has had numerous transformations in its development. The western stretch of the neighborhood, along the main thoroughfare of Vernon Boulevard, includes a slew of manufacturing and industrial buildings – some having closed down, others still operating. Gantry State Park, a 10-acre waterfront park that opened in 1998, is a testament to the history of the neighborhood. Two long-disused gantries feature prominently in their original positions facing Midtown Manhattan. They served to unload boat shipments that came into New York Harbor along the East River and transferred them to the Long Island Rail Road that ran through what is now Hunter’s Point Park. Closer to the Pulaski Bridge that connects Greenpoint, Brooklyn and LIC, Queens is a large development of commercial and business buildings that feature prominently over the skyline, the most notable of which is SOM’s CitiGroup Tower, opened in 1990. It spearheaded the redevelopment of LIC as an extension of Midtown Manhattan just across the river. The waterfront was redeveloped for recreational uses, and luxury residential towers began to spring up over the East River, capturing sweeping views of Manhattan. A large art culture took root with venues like the outdoor Socrates Sculpture Garden, MoMA’s P.S.1 and numerous other galleries dotting central parts of Long Island City.Save this picture!Hunter’s Point South Housing Development © nycmayorsofficeThe new development that broke ground last week is an opportunity to bring middle-income families into the growing neighborhood, bringing economic diversity into the area. At the ground-breaking, Mayor Bloomberg said, “In just a few years, Hunter’s Point South will have all the makings of a great community – affordable homes, new transportation links, beautiful parks with sweeping views, and a brand-new school.” The two 30-story towers will be expected to achieve a LEED Silver Rating and comply with affordable housing energy criteria, the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria. The buildings will feature a variety of amenities including public terraces, a fitness centers, children’s playroom, bike storage and party rooms, and a community garden. The affects of Hurricane Sandy inspired the architects to redesign some components of the original plans which included relocated mechanical systems, choosing natural gas to power boilers, installing a back-up generator on the roof, designing exterior ground level doors to receive flood gates, and including a concrete base up to the flood plan elevation at the building frontage to act as a flood wall. Save this picture!Hunter’s Point South Housing Development © nycmayorsoffice”Today’s announcement marks a critical step forward in the transformation of this underutilized area into a vibrant waterfront neighborhood for middle-class New York families, featuring open space, a new school, and accessible public transportation,” said New York City Economic Development Corporation President Seth W. Pinsky. “Thanks to the City’s investment in innovative infrastructure as a key component of this project, the site withstood the effects of Hurricane Sandy largely unscathed, making Hunter’s Point South an international model for resilient waterfront development.” NYC’s industrial waterfront areas are receiving a lot of attention lately. Check out this other development project by ShOp Architects at the long-defunct Domino Sugar Factory in Willliamsburg, Brooklyn just a few miles south along the East River. via Bloomberg.com Image gallerySee allShow lessMuseum for Underwater Antiquities Competition Entry / Dimitris ThomopoulosUnbuilt ProjectIE Master in Architectural DesignArticles Share CopyAbout this authorIrina VinnitskayaAuthorFollow#TagsNewsArchitecture NewsUrbanismUrban PlanningCity PlanningResidential ArchitectureHousingNYCUrban PlanningHousingLong Island CityQueensResidentialArchitecture NewsCite: Irina Vinnitskaya. “Bloomberg Breaks Ground at Post-Sandy Housing Development in Long Island City, Queens” 09 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Spikerverket Housing / April ArkitekterSave this projectSaveSpikerverket Housing / April Arkitekter photographs: Jiri HavranPhotographs: Jiri HavranSave this picture!© Jiri HavranText description provided by the architects. The site is located in Nydalen in the northern part of Oslo, a former industrial area which over the last years have been transformed into housing, offices and educational areas with the river Akerselva – a main recreational area in Oslo- flowing through the neighborhood. The project is part of a transformation plan for Spikerverket (a former nail factory) by MAD arkitekter – developed by Avantor. The master plan prepares for offices rising towards the urban side in the east, and housing towards the green low-rise areas in the west. The office buildings are designed by MAD arkitekter http://www.archdaily.com/354733/spikerverket-mad-arkitekter/, whereas April Arkitekter have designed the housing; the first step (buildings F + G) containing 40 apartments, all with access from a new square towards Nydal Street. Buildings F+G is the first two out of a total of five apartment buildings at Spikerverket. Save this picture!© Jiri Havran The development of volume and facades of Spikerverket housing has taken its inspiration both from being part of the “seam” or “snake” (the concept of the complete Spikerverket transformation) as well as being located close to an established area of wooden single family houses. The housing blocks share a common roof with the office buildings; a sloping green sedum roof. Save this picture!© Jiri Havran Balconies are semi-retracted into the building volume. The horizontal movement of the “snake” on site has been pursued in the concept of the façade, where, in order to reduce the vertical effect of the balcony niches, the outer half of the balconies is drawn to one side, shifting direction every second floor. The vertical wooden cladding is tilted, and is given two different overlapping heights, corresponding with the windows and floors. The resulting horisontal lines also correspond with the wooden part of the balcony railings, and contribute to reduce the verticality and strengthen the overall horizontal concept, in harmony with the office buildings. The chosen cladding; core pine is given one stroke of silicate mineral paint, which will gradually wear off so that the natural grey color of the wood will emerge. Save this picture!© Jiri Havran The project consists of 40 apartments, from 46 to 160 m2, all facing south or west. On the ground floor there are duplex-apartments with access both to the square and to the garden one story above. All housing units are provided with private balconies towards the south or west. Additionally, the units on the top floor have generous roof terraces, cut into the green roofs. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessSports Center and Indoor Pool / Alday Jover Arquitectura y PaisajeSelected ProjectsLas Palmas House / Carlos MolinaSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Oslo, NorwayLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: April Arkitekter Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: ArchDaily Save this picture!© Jiri Havran+ 28 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/391197/spikerverket-housing-april-arkitekter Clipboard Photographs Projects Spikerverket Housing / April Arkitekter Norway Year: 2012 “COPY” CopyApartments•Oslo, Norway Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/391197/spikerverket-housing-april-arkitekter Clipboard 2012 “COPY” CopyAbout this officeApril ArkitekterOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOsloHousingNorwayPublished on June 24, 2013Cite: “Spikerverket Housing / April Arkitekter” 24 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Statement by Minister Miller on COVID-19 outbreak at Kashechewan First Nation From: Indigenous Services Canada“The health and safety of Kashechewan residents remains our top priority. Our government is working closely with the leadership of Kashechewan First Nation, and other partners, including Mushkegowuk Tribal Council, Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA), the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS), the Canadian Red Cross, and other federal and provincial government departments to address the urgent health needs of the community in light of a recent COVID-19 outbreak. Together, we are continually assessing the situation in Kashechewan and providing additional supports as needed.“The health and safety of Kashechewan residents remains our top priority. Our government is working closely with the leadership of Kashechewan First Nation, and other partners, including Mushkegowuk Tribal Council, Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA), the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS), the Canadian Red Cross, and other federal and provincial government departments to address the urgent health needs of the community in light of a recent COVID-19 outbreak. Together, we are continually assessing the situation in Kashechewan and providing additional supports as needed.In addition to the 15 Canadian Rangers who have been urgently mobilized to Kashechewan by the Canadian Armed Forces, Indigenous Services Canada’s (ISC’s) efforts to assist with the COVID-19 outbreak in Kashechewan First Nation include:Ensuring the community has adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) for use by community health care providers. Leading COVID-19 testing and case and contact management, with support from Kashechewan Health Services and WAHA. The nursing station is open 24 hours a day, with nurses that are available to assess individuals requiring medical attention. Home testing is also available.Ensuring adequate health human resources are in the community. Six additional nurses have been deployed for a total of 15 nurses in the community. They are working with three ISC paramedics to conduct case and contact management, checking in daily with all COVID-19-positive individuals and with all high risk contacts, assisting with testing and providing routine primary care. ISC has 10 surge capacity nurses conducting remote contact and case management and two physicians will remain in the community.Engaging with partners, including WAHA, to ensure adequate mental health services are available, both remotely and in-community. The NAN HOPE line and the ISC Hope for Wellness Help Line are available 24/7. Supporting a request from the community for an additional $453K through the Indigenous Community Support Fund and Public Health Measures Fund to address immediate needs, bringing the community’s total COVID-19 response funding to more than $8.0M. This additional funding will support food supplies and transport, personal protective equipment, a pandemic response coordinator, quarantine officers, COVID-19 screeners and testing personnel, security, and communications.Supporting WAHA in holding a mass testing clinic on Friday, June 11, 2021, to proactively identify new cases in the community.Additionally, ISC will: /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Canada, communications, community health, Government, health, health and safety, health services, home testing, hope, Indigenous, mental health, pandemic response, personal protective equipment, primary care, public health, quarantine, Red Cross read more