Is it fair to share the pain? Rectifying defects on a project

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Legislature Works to Gain Full Support Behind Budget

first_imgSen. Micciche: “The governor essentially accepted the FY 15 supplemental and redlined about 70% of the FY 16 budget, which means he passed about 30% of it and about 70% of it he didn’t. The new one includes all of the items that he red lined out and allows us to focus on the funding gap, which was the problem in the first place. Again we won’t have a problem in the Senate, we’re hoping to comprimise with the minority on the House side.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Legislators introduced a funded operating budget today after gaveling out the Governor’s special session and into a second special session. He added that their reason for gaveling out of the Governor’s special session and into the second in Anchorage was not intended to be disrespectful. Senator Peter Micciche(R – Soldotna)… Sen. Micciche said if they cannot reach a compromise they will again investigate “alternative sources” of funding.center_img Sen. Micciche: “We believe that we can get this special session done at a fraction of the cost, we have facilities to work in at the new LIO and a lot more availability for lodging. So it’s really a practical matter, a price savings matter and for my constituents I’m a lot more available.” The funded budget bill will be heard by both Finance Committees tomorrow, the House Finance Committee will take public testimony at 10 am. Essentially the new bills are the original operating budget which was passed and funded by the Senate but only passed by the House of Representatives, not funded in the regular session .last_img read more

$6m boost for classes – Premier John Brumby and Gembrook MP Tammy Lobato with,…

first_imgBy Russell BennettEMERALD Primary School students will be soon be learning in new classrooms. The school can look forward to…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

No knockouts guaranteed

first_imgEDITORS’ PICK “I won’t guarantee a knockout,” said Roach during Pacquiao’s media workout Wednesday at Wild Card Gym here. “If it comes, it will be a bonus. No guarantee.”Roach is sure, though, that Pacquiao will become champion again. And he’s not basing it just on the senator’s impressive showing in training, but also on Pacquiao’s pronouncements.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“I want to become the first active senator to become champion,” said Pacquiao. “I want the belt.” Roach, a seven-time trainer of the year, believes Vargas will be a good counterpuncher who may eventuallyrun away from Pacquiao on fight night. BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Phelps secretly took plunge in June, marrying girlfriend Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 We are young FILE: Manny Pacquiao works the mitts with trainer Freddie Roach inside the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles, California on Saturday afternoon. PHOTO BY REM ZAMORAHOLLYWOOD—He’s been burned several times predicting a Manny Pacquiao knockout victory. And Freddie Roach is no longer making predictions that a nine-year wait for a stoppage will end on Nov. 5, when Pacquiao takes on WBO champion Jessie Vargas for the welterweight belt at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas MOST READ BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise But if Vargas chooses to be aggressive, Roach said it will work in Pacquiao’s favor.“Vargas (27-1, 10 knockouts) is not a puncher,” Roach said. “But I think he will come out instantly to test Manny’s power.”Pacquiao shrugged off Vargas’ boast that he’d be the faster guy on the ring.“I will prove him wrong,” said Pacquiao.ADVERTISEMENT Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

#Nextchat: Defining HR’s Value Proposition

first_imgHR professionals bring specific experience and knowledge to an organization that the senior executives often don’t have. Areas such as benefits strategies, training and development, employer branding, and succession planning are often pushed to the bottom of the company agenda, without thought to the amount that these aspects contribute to organizational effectiveness. A few weeks ago we chatted about specific tactics that HR pros can use to implement strategy every day. But what if senior executives don’t understand how HR’s actions affect the bigger picture—and don’t back them?  HR often needs the support and cooperation of senior executives, and the departments they oversee, in order to implement strategies that will benefit the entire organization.How can HR leaders help executives address corporate blind spots? Please join @SHRMNextchat at 3 p.m. ET on February 11 for #Nextchat with special guest Joey Price, CEO of Jumpstart HR (@JVPSaid). We’ll chat about how HR can define its value proposition to other senior executives in an organization.Q1. What skills should a good, strategic HR professional have? Q2. What should every corporate executive understand about HR’s impact on organizational success?Q3. How has HR’s role in organizational business strategy changed over the past five years?Q4. What are some common blind spots that HR executives can help point out to other corporate executives?Q5. What areas are you focusing on in your company to increase organizational effectiveness?Q6.What would you say to executives who just don’t get HR’s importance?Q7. Do you think HR’s impact on organizational success will increase or decrease in the future? Why?Q8. What advice would you give a Millennial HR professional about growing in their strategic skill sets? What’s a Twitter chat?last_img read more

Oncam Introduces Explosive Environment Camera Range for Hazardous Areas

first_imgOncam recently announced the release of its new ExD Explosive Environment camera range, a 360-degree single-sensor camera with an explosion protected housing. The range is designed to safeguard environments in markets such as oil and gas production and refineries, power and utilities, wastewater treatment, grain handling and storage, and other hazardous materials facilities.To provide the best possible protection for hazardous areas, cameras installed as part of a comprehensive security plan must guarantee the appropriate level of safety and adhere to stringent regulations. The Oncam ExD camera range helps ensure the safety of the surrounding atmosphere by containing electrical sparks that can ignite and potentially cause significant harm to both people and assets.Designed to withstand the toughest conditions, the camera’s flame-proof housing has obtained various certifications across the globe:- Sponsor – IECEx: The International Electrotechnical Commission certifies the ExD camera range at a “high” protection level, with the housing protecting an inner explosion from spreading into the air surrounding it.ATEX: The ATEX certification approves the use of the ExD in applicable hazardous environments (excluding mining) within the European Union.The Oncam ExD 360-degree camera range, which includes both 5MP and 12MP models, provides increased flexibility for customers in these markets to install a high-quality, single-sensor camera in an explosion-protected housing. The camera range also features heavy-duty, 316L stainless steel and is rated IP66, IP67 and IP68 against water and dust ingress.“The new ExD camera range is the perfect addition to our specialist cameras, which are targeted toward markets that require robust equipment to provide video capture in extreme conditions,” said Jon Marsh, VP of product, Oncam. “The expanding list of certifications for these cameras, along with Oncam’s attention to the needs of these markets, allow us to provide high-quality 360-degree coverage and intelligent video that increases situational awareness and protects critical assets from threats.”For more information, visit Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Cannes 2015: Pick your favourite red carpet style twins

first_imgWith their fashion A game at hand, Cannes International Film Festival is the time when celebs descend on to the red carpet dressed to the nines. You can sit in front of the screen with some popcorn (the cheesy kind) and wait for celeb after celeb to make a stellar appearance or goof up in an unsightly dress. Either way, for the fashion inclined, entertainment is in place.As is the case with all red carpets, even after meticulous preparations and a team of stylists, some celebs end up looking like style twins.See our favourite looks from the Cannes 2015 red carpet It’s twinning time on the Cannes red carpet and we spotted and loved four celebrities doubling it up.Karlie Kloss and Doutzen KroesImage credits: APThe amount of things common between the two was seriously unreal!That white: The models and fellow former Victoria’s Secret angels were decked up in white. Obviously, the two ended up picking not just any white but Atelier Versace white for their appearance on the Cannes red carpet. Besides the difference between the structure of the garment, Karlie’s was a pick from Atelier Versace’s 2014 Fall collection while Doutzen’s was from the Spring 2015 collection.Those Legs: Both opted for outfits that showed off their long and glorious pins.The disco heels: Kloss and Kroes opted for silver shoes with the former picking pointed pumps while the latter was seen sporting minimalist heels.Verdict: These twins will slay the red carpet.Julianne Moore and Naomi WattsadvertisementImage credits: APCan the actresses (t)win over the models?Them feathers: Both the actresses foresaw the ideal opportunity to spread their wings(feathers) at the Cannes red carpet. They stuck to darker tones, cruising between greys and black. Trying to choose a favourite feather would be a colossal waste of time since both the actresses looked so resplendent in their attire.Those embellishments:  As feathers cover Moore’s top half, the exposed lower half of her dress and the upper half of Naomi Watts’ dress are embellished with what looks like lots of beads and sequins.Verdict: Birds of a feather flock together.Final Verdict: Round I of twinning on the red carpet goes to former Victoria’s Secret angels, Kroes and Kloss.Also see Cannes 2015 full coveragelast_img read more

10 months agoBournemouth boss Howe: I spoke with Chelsea assistant Zola about Wilson

first_imgBournemouth boss Howe: I spoke with Chelsea assistant Zola about Wilsonby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth manager Eddie Howe has revealed he spoke with Gianfranco Zola in regards to Callum Wilson after Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup meeting with Chelsea. Blues assistant Zola talked up the club’s interest in Wilson before the quarter-final, which Bournemouth lost 1-0.And Howe revealed he had word with Zola after the game. “I spoke to Gianfranco afterwards and yeah we had a little chat about that situation,” said Howe.”But Gianfranco is an incredible person and a really nice guy. And, you know, Callum from our perspective is a huge part of what we are doing here.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Like a miracle Fogo Island Inn a lucrative success on Canadas eastern

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Gywneth Paltrow has called Fogo Island “heaven.”Late-night legend David Letterman mentioned last January during an interview with former U.S. President Barack Obama that he saw icebergs while visiting the spectacular refuge off northwestern Newfoundland.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has also vacationed there, along with other jet setters who don’t publicize their stays at the luxe Fogo Island Inn, now marking its fifth anniversary.The 29-suite building’s striking design echoes centuries of outport fishing tradition while locally crafted furniture, quilts and textiles carry old ways into the future. What was once considered a high stakes tourism gamble is now an award-winning inspiration.“We broke even after three years,” says innkeeper Zita Cobb, co-founder and CEO of the Shorefast Foundation. “Last year, we made money.”The property has been described as outport chic, with panoramic ocean views through floor to ceiling windows. Full-board prices start at about $1,900 a night for two people, with a three-night minimum from June to September. A daybreak tray, three daily meals and a tour with community hosts are included.The inn bills itself as offering “magic and enchantment in a stark and unforgiving wilderness.”It features a 37-seat cinema, library, an art gallery, rooftop hot tubs and a wood-fired sauna. Make and Break, two resident Newfoundland dogs named for the small putt-putt engines once heard around the island, also welcome visitors.The inn made the Diners Club 50 Best Discovery Series last year for menus of fresh seafood, local berries and wild game. Think: moose stew, caribou steak, cod chowder and Newfoundland dessert favourites such as figgy duff with molasses.Shorefast is a registered Canadian charity. It invests surpluses from three ventures — the inn, a furniture making enterprise, and a traditional single hook and line cod company which supplies many Ontario chefs — back into other Fogo Island projects.They include efforts to preserve and showcase once fading skills such as small boat building, residency programs for geologists and artists, and a micro-lending fund for business startups.Cobb grew up on Fogo Island. Like so many others, she left her beloved home for decades to study and work.She was on a five-year sailing trip, an often solo odyssey of reflection after she left the high-tech corporate fast lane, when the idea for the inn began to crystallize. She was a multimillionaire when she retired in her 40s and wanted to contribute to the place she loves most.Cobb sailed into coastal enclaves from northern Spain to Mystic, Conn., seeing first-hand how unique cultural hospitality could sustain remote places. That journey helped shape Shorefast, named for the line and mooring that attaches a cod trap to shore.Building the inn cost $41 million, 75 per cent of it funded privately with Cobb providing most of that share. Provincial and federal grants made up the rest.Public money has been repaid through various taxes many times over, she said.Famous guests are now arriving at regular intervals but there isn’t much that fazes Fogo Islanders.Cobb hiked with Paltrow during the Oscar-winning actor’s visit.“You cannot miss the woman. She’s 10 feet tall and gorgeous.”Still, there were no requests for photos, no autograph hounds.“People may have given that lovely Newfoundland nod to her, but that was it.”What’s most gratifying for Cobb is how many Fogo expats have been able to come home.“We almost have a housing crisis on this island now, which is terrifying and satisfying all at the same time.”The inn has helped stop the population slide, said Wayne Collins, mayor of the Town of Fogo Island. There are now about 2,300 people in 10 distinct communities with names such as Tilting and Little Seldom.Residents banded together against political pressure to resettle 50 years ago, forming the Fogo Island Co-op and expanding their own fishery.The co-op is still a vital economic pillar as the inn and Shorefast also provide jobs for hundreds of people, including his son and daughter, Collins said.There have been some challenges, he concedes. He especially hopes repeated mechanical issues with the MV Veteran ferry are now resolved. (The wealthiest visitors typically fly in.)That aside, it’s a happy story of incredible generosity and renewal, said Edmund Walbourne, a retired school principal and former town councillor.“It’s almost like a miracle.”If you go:For information on Fogo Island Inn: information on travel to Newfoundland and Labrador: @suebailey on Twitter.last_img read more