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Weave House / Wahana Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/952254/weave-house-wahana-architects Clipboard Year:  Houses Indonesia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/952254/weave-house-wahana-architects Clipboard Photographs 2020 Area:  435 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Architects: Wahana Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Cendana M Putra Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img Weave House / Wahana ArchitectsSave this projectSaveWeave House / Wahana Architects Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Lumion, AGC, Grohe, Adobe, Jayaboard, Karya Mandiri Marmer, Roman Granite, Solitex, Trimble NavigationArchitect In Charge:Rudy KelanaDesign Team:Ruth Connie RajagukgukConstruction:Wahana Cipta SelarasInterior Design:Indesign InteriorLighting:SolutioN – Lighting & ControllerStructure:Ricky Theo DesignCity:JakartaCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Cendana M PutraRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82MetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsText description provided by the architects. Starting from a question “How do you make a family, each of which already has a busy and fairly dense activity in the midst of the hustle bustle of the city of Jakarta, when they come home they can experience bonding each other in a quality, warm, intimate space, and beautiful?”Save this picture!© Cendana M PutraThis residence is located on an area of 435 sqm which is surrounded by a relatively high building reaching three floors with a building area 1020 sqm which is flanked and facing other dwellings as high as three floors. The location seen does not have a great potential to be processed between the relationship between inside and outside environment. Therefore, an idea is needed to form a new space that seem “introverted” through mass exploration in such a way. However, in the rooftop area, there is a potential site with a slight view showing the city skyline and the building’s charming lighting. Therefore, afterwards there is a design development in this area so the residents have additional space to enjoy activities in the house. Save this picture!© Cendana M PutraSave this picture!© Cendana M PutraFacing the context of this location, we implement a unique building façade that combines aesthetics while creating privacy as to maintain the safety of the residents of the house. A slightly transparent façade is needed to provide an adequate dose of privacy in the inner space against the outer space. It takes a façade idea that is not too rigid, there is an informal impression to soften the mass of the building. So we decided to use a local material, namely synthetic webbing which has a light material character and has enormous potential to be explored.Save this picture!© Cendana M PutraThe webbing that cover the second and third floors of the house seem closed from the outside but still create light into the house through the lattice. Accompanying the front view is a fence that is patterned to resemble woven with laser cut metal material. The exterior of this building has an impression that is far from rigid which is often juxtaposed with the image of a modern house. This continues in the interior of the house that projects a homey impression for the residents.Save this picture!© Cendana M PutraThe concept of this house creates a center or core in the middle of the house as the axis connecting the spaces in the house. The center is a pool area surrounded by a mass of buildings containing a family room, dining room, bedroom and others. As if making the house have connection with nature or the outside environment as opposed to the closed impression of the house.Save this picture!© Cendana M PutraWe like continuous space fluid flow, there is always interaction and continuity between one space and another. Overall this design looks to the client’s character, simple and like a touch of modern style. So the main point in this design project is the shape of the building which is the result of exploration of synthetic woven materials, as well as exploration and how to fill the space for this building.Save this picture!© Cendana M PutraProject gallerySee allShow lessRyerson University Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex / Perkins&WillSelected ProjectsHouse in La Comarca / Anibal Bizzotto + Diego CherbencoSelected Projects Share Weave House / Wahana Architects “COPY” CopyHouses•Jakarta, Indonesia Projects CopyAbout this officeWahana ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJakartaOn FacebookIndonesiaPublished on November 29, 2020Cite: “Weave House / Wahana Architects” 28 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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As Amazon workers struggle for a union, Bezos sends exploitation to outer space

first_imgJeff Bezos of Amazon may be “stepping down” from his position as CEO, intending to “stay engaged” behind the scenes, but he has set his sights on grabbing infinitely more billions for himself in space.Bezos standing next to a Blue Origin space vehicle.Lest we forget, Bezos is the founder of Blue Origin, whose stated goal is to build reusable rockets for transporting people and payloads into space — ultimately for colonizing the solar system (tinyurl.com/87yf8cp7). In the meantime, his company invites the very well-heeled to reserve a window seat for an 11-minute “unparalleled view of the earth from space.”As discussed in the Workers World article “Astronomical imperialism!” (workers.org/2019/10/43849/), capitalist ventures are aiming to mine space for precious metals, including iron, nickel, gold, cobalt and platinum, plus a potential hugely profitable source of energy from the moon: helium-3, valued at an estimated $5 billion a ton. Bezos intends to market his space vehicles for these ventures.In competition with other multi-billionaires, including Tesla’s Elon Musk, Bezos with his Blue Origin is perfecting reusable space transport vehicles launched from U.S. military locations, such as Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. His Project Kiper is sending into low orbit around Earth thousands of satellites, which he claims are designed to bring low-cost broadband internet capability to the poor and those in remote areas of the planet.However, this project is really aimed at bringing more business to his online Amazon monolith. Moreover, the satellite clusters prevent telescopes from peering into an unencumbered sky, to the dismay of professional and amateur astronomers – a contradiction, because not all observatory work is devoted to “pure science.” Research also targets asteroids and the solar system (with starry-eyed scenarios of eventually travelling beyond it) for future mining and colonization, using space vehicles built by Bezos and others.Space exploration equals space exploitationBlue Origin’s website is recruiting workers for these projects with lofty phrases: “We’re looking for people who share that passion and want to turn their career into a calling. We’re shaping our future in space and we’re looking for dedicated and inspired people to join us.” Its internship program offers opportunities to participate in “real engineering projects” for “human spaceflight systems.” The company envisions “a future where millions of people are living and working in space. In order to preserve Earth, our home, for our grandchildren’s grandchildren, we must go to space to tap its unlimited resources and energy” (blueorigin.com).In addition, Blue Origin is targeting youngsters with well-developed educational programs for K-12 schools, providing tantalizing projects to stimulate and motivate them to visualize romantic adventures in outer space exploration and colonization. (clubforfuture.org/curriculum) Its website links to NASA’s Project Ianos, whose mission is “to engage and educate students with the wonders of space and to inspire them to become explorers of it.” (www.projectianos.org) This is the next generation of exploited and endangered workers.As Amazon workers struggle to unionize here on Earth, we must not forget that capitalist Bezos and other multi-billionaires never have enough. Not satisfied with having built the biggest monolith on earth, Bezos aims to expand his avaricious reach, as Star Trek’s captains boast, “to boldly go where no one has gone before.”Janet Mayes, an amateur astronomer, authored a science fiction novel about U.S. hegemony in space, “Beyond the Horse’s Eye, a Fantasy Out of Time,” under the pen name Janet Rose. A review can be found at tinyurl.com/y6fzefun.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

USDA Announces Support for Renewable Biomass Energy

first_img The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced support for agriculture producers and energy facilities working to turn renewable biomass materials into clean energy. The support comes through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), which was reauthorized by the 2014 Farm Bill and will resume this summer. The Farm Bill authorizes $25 million annually for BCAP, requiring between 10 and 50 percent of the total funding to be used for harvest and transportation of biomass residues. Traditional food and feed crops are ineligible for assistance. The 2014 Farm Bill also enacted several modifications for BCAP, including higher incentives for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, and narrower biomass qualifications for matching payments, among other changes. “This initiative helps farmers and ranchers manage the financial risk of growing and harvesting energy biomass at commercial scale,” said Farm Service Agency Administrator, Juan M. Garcia. “Investing in agricultural and forestry producers who cultivate energy biomass and supporting next-generation biofuels facilities make America more energy independent, help combat climate change and create jobs in rural America.” “For forest residues, this year’s matching payments are targeted for energy generation while reducing fire, insect and disease threats on Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands,” said Garcia. “Agriculture residues for energy are also eligible for matching payments.” Previous articleWill the EPA Give In?Next articleIndy 500 Rookies Appreciate Milk and Other Traditions at IMS Gary Truitt USDA Announces Support for Renewable Biomass Energy Facebook Twitter SHARE BCAP employs three types of biomass assistance. For growing new biomass, BCAP provides financial assistance with 50 percent of the cost of establishing a perennial crop. To maintain the crop as it matures until harvest, BCAP provides an annual payment for up to five years for herbaceous crops, or up to 15 years for woody crops. To collect existing agriculture or forest residues that are not economically retrievable, BCAP provides matching payments for mitigating the cost of harvesting and transporting the materials to the end-use facility.  SHARE Home Energy USDA Announces Support for Renewable Biomass Energy Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – May 21, 2014 last_img read more

All But One Pasadena Long-Term Care Facility to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Through Federal Distribution Program

first_img Business News Make a comment Community News All But One Pasadena Long-Term Care Facility to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Through Federal Distribution Program By BRIAN DAY and JOEY REAMS Published on Thursday, December 17, 2020 | 5:45 pm Subscribe STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Top of the News center_img Community News Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty With the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine having arrived in Pasadena Thursday, all but one long-term care facility in the city are signed up to receive doses for residents and staff through a federal partnership, officials said.The facilities, such as nursing homes, which have been hard hit by the pandemic, are first in line to receive vaccination under federal and state protocols, along with healthcare workers.“Skilled nursing facility residents and staff are in the top priority tier for vaccines,” city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said. “We are hopeful that they will receive vaccinations before the end of the year.“[The Pasadena Health Department] is working closely with all skilled nursing facilities in the city, including those not participating in the federal pharmacy partnership program, to ensure access to vaccines,” Derderian added. “PPHD staff conducted outreach to local facilities and provided technical assistance on enrollment so as to encourage participation in the program.”As of Thursday, only one long-term care facility in the city was not enrolled in the federal program, under which organizations including CVS and Walgreens pharmacies are to distribute the vaccines to the facilities, according to Derderian.PPHD planned to coordinate directly with the lone long term care facility that was not enrolled in the federal program to assure vaccines are received,she said.Pasadena Director of Public Health Dr. Ying-Ying Goh said the city’s health department was “pursuing all means of vaccinating residents and staff of nursing homes, including the FPP, and providing vaccine and technical assistance to nursing home staff who are able to manage and vaccinate their own staff and residents independent of the FPP.”The federal FPP is meant to “facilitate safe vaccination of this critical patient population, while reducing the burden on LTC facilities and health departments,” according to a statement from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.“At no cost to facilities, the program provides end-to-end management of the COVID-19 vaccination process, including cold chain management, on-site vaccinations, and fulfillment of reporting requirements,” the statement said. “LTCF staff who have not received COVID-19 vaccine can also be vaccinated as part of the program.The Los Angeles County Department of County Health announced last week that it would not participate in the program, opting instead to have vaccines shipped directly to facilities in hopes of expediting the process. The federal program was expected to begin administering vaccines on Dec. 28, while county officials said they hoped facilities in their jurisdiction would receive vaccines as much as a week earlier.A specific timeline of when vaccinations would be distributed to long-term care facilities in Pasadena had not been determined, according to Derderian.Officials have said vaccines are not expected to be widely available to the general public until summer.See also:City of Pasadena Receives First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Fires flare in midst of burn ban

first_imgHome Local News Fires flare in midst of burn ban By admin – March 17, 2018 Twitter Ector County Commissioners passed a county-wide burn ban last week, prohibiting outside fires in county limits, but since that time there have been a number of fires throughout the county.Of the 24 fires Odessa Fire Rescue responded to in the past week, Assistant Fire Marshal Yolanda Rincon said there have been six grass or brush fires, three outside fires, three dumpster fires, a structure fire and a mobile home fire.The burn ban passed prohibits anyone in the county from starting outside fires, but there are a few exceptions. Residents can still burn their trash as long as it’s in a barrel with a grate on top of it.“There’s a lot of exemptions. You can do a prescribed burn, but that’s very difficult, especially during windy conditions,” Precinct 3 Commissioner Dale Childers said. “Basically, you just can’t pile up stuff and burn it to the ground.” ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ OC employee of the year always learning Fire aftermath of a mobile home fire started by a trash fire near the intersection of W. 42nd st. and N. Redondo Ave., Thursday, March 15, 2018. 1 of 3 Pinterest 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Pinterest Local News Fires flare in midst of burn ban Twitter Rincon added that, while the county’s burn ban will last only 90 days, Odessa has a permanent ban against outside burning within city limits. Anyone found illegally burning outside will be issued a citation and fined. The Ector County Sheriff’s Office stated in a news release after the ban was issued that they would issue warnings for the first two weeks the ban was enacted but will begin issuing citations and fines on Thursday.Childers said the ban was passed following discussions commissioners had with fire chiefs who were concerned about this year’s fire season.“All the winds and low humidity make it very dangerous,” Childers said. “I told them I would put it on the agenda even though the drought index numbers are low.”The drought index Childers referred to is the Keetch-Byram Drought Index, which uses precipitation and soil moisture measurements to determine drought conditions. As of Friday, Texas A&M AgriLife Research reported Ector County having a KBDI average of 315.34, a number which they reported means fuels are beginning to dry and contribute to wildfire intensity, but heavier fuels will still not readily ignite and burn. In this case, they consider fuels to be any natural combustible material lying around, such as brush, moss, branches and grass. They report that this number is often seen in late spring or early summer.“From my perspective, those numbers are never very accurate until everything greens up,” Childers said, who served the Odessa Fire Department for 23 years and retired as Assistant Fire Chief.Childers said the National Weather Service is on high alert around West Texas as well due to the high winds.“The wind fuels the fire,” he said. “It spreads it very quickly. Fire in 30 to 40 miles per hour winds can run 60 to 70 miles per hour.”NWS has predicted high winds this Sunday reaching up to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon with gusts as high as 45 mph, but winds are expected to calm down through the rest of next week.But despite the ban being enacted more than a week ago, Fox 24 reported there was an outside fire caused by burning trash that caused four mobile homes to burn to the ground Monday near 42nd Street and Redondo Avenue. No injuries were reported.The American Red Cross states on their website that the best ways for people to prepare their home in case of a fire is to install smoke alarms on every level of the house and test them regularly, as well as to develop a fire escape plan ahead of time.This is the first burn ban in more than a year for the county, as Childers said they didn’t pass one last year because they had a large amount of rain, but he said the downside to having a good wet year is it increases the fuel loads in the county.Midland County is currently also considering enacting a burn ban, Midland County Fire Marshal Dale Little told the Midland Reporter-Telegram. The Texas A&M Forest Service reported there are currently 91 counties in Texas with burn bans in place, including nearby counties such as Winkler Ward, Crane and Upton Counties. WhatsApp Facebook Fire aftermath of a mobile home fire started by a trash fire near the intersection of W. 42nd st. and N. Redondo Ave., Thursday, March 15, 2018. Facebook Fire aftermath of a mobile home fire started by a trash fire near the intersection of W. 42nd st. and N. Redondo Ave., Thursday, March 15, 2018. WhatsApp Previous articleHotel building resumes as rates, occupancy climbNext articleArea spellers ready to compete admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fire aftermath of a mobile home fire started by a trash fire near the intersection of W. 42nd st. and N. Redondo Ave., Thursday, March 15, 2018. Fruit Salad to Die ForFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasserolePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

EDGE revela a primeira família de drones inteligentes de espera fabricada nos Emirados Árabes…

first_img Facebook Pinterest EDGE revela a primeira família de drones inteligentes de espera fabricada nos Emirados Árabes Unidos na IDEX 2021 WhatsApp TAGS  Pinterest Twitter EDGE launches QX range- its first family of multirotor loitering munitionscenter_img Facebook Local NewsBusiness Previous articleJackson State gives Deion Sanders shutout in coaching debutNext articlePelicans rally from 24 down, top Celtics 120-115 in overtime Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 21, 2021 Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

…in brief

first_img Comments are closed. This week’s e-biz news in briefLatin American link-up Relocation site Directmoving.com has announced a partnership with LatPro, anemployment site for bilingual Spanish and Portuguese-speaking professionals inthe Americas. This makes LatPro Directmoving’s job search partner for Latin America,and Directmoving will open a relocation area on the LatPro site. The 2001Electronic Recruiting Index ranked LatPro as joint number one in customersatisfaction among the top 100 recruitment sites.  www.directmoving.com  www.latpro.comWeb language translated at workshop E-learning system developer RMR is hosting a series of free e-learningworkshops, with the first on 13 September in Oxford. The workshops will discussa range of e-learning topics and demystify terms such as SCORM (sharable contentobject reference model) and LMS (learning management system). RMR created theElevate E-learning authoring software, which provides trainers who have no Webknowledge with the tools to create an online learning environment. Enrol at theElevate website.  www.elevatelearning.comStaff benefits made central online Lighthouse Group, the independent financial advice group, has launched a webportal that enables employees to have instant access to the current value andstatus of their employment benefits. Called Working Wealth, the service allowsHR managers at small to medium-sized companies to manage staff benefitcentrally online. It has been developed in partnership with online benefitssoftware provider 4th Contact. Working Wealth costs from £10 a month peremployee and each individual has a private password to access their account.  www.lighthouseifa.comE-people get the balance right Senior e-people are better placed than any other professionals to achieve acomfortable balance between quality of life and a high income, according to thelatest E-People Report from the Hay Group. It reveals that unlike conventionalbusiness – which pays more for London-based staff, chief execs, heads ofe-commerce and directors of strategy – technology and marketing earn an averageof 14 per cent more when based in the regions rather than the capital.”Senior e-people are in an exceptional position relative to other seniorprofessionals. They can move out of London in pursuit of quality of life andreceive a pay rise at the same time – a rather more alluring prospect than theirksome pay cut usually associated with a move to the provinces,” saysMark Thompson, a consultant at the Hay Group.  www.haygroup.com Related posts:No related photos. …in briefOn 7 Aug 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

B&Q is taking online route for recruitment

first_imgB&Q is taking online route for recruitmentOn 6 Aug 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. DIY giant B&Q is only accepting online applications in its latestcampaign to recruit 1,000 new store managers. The company believes using the internet as its sole recruitment tool formanagers will make hiring faster, fairer and more flexible. Rob Barnett, head of HR at B&Q, said using the internet is moreefficient because of the firm’s high volume of recruitment. He said: “We believe online recruitment is the way forward and ourresearch suggests this is how candidates want to communicate with us. We wantto recruit better people faster and provide an interactive experience.” He claims the system will also remove risk of discrimination because duringthe initial process, candidates are not asked for details of their age, gender,race or religion. The web-based system is open to candidates around the clock and once anapplication is posted, the details are passed to a B&Q recruitment managerthat day. The process takes 30 minutes to complete and includes a psychometric test tohelp identify suitable candidates. Those successful are called in forinterview. B&Q is also able to give jobseekers feedback by e-mail throughout theapplication process. Barnett said the company already receives a quarter of its managementapplications online. www.diy.com/careers Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Government’s new benefit cap to affect a thousand Oxford families

first_imgThe government’s new ‘benefit cap’, introduced on Monday, is set to affect hundreds of Oxford families this winter. The move to bring household welfare payments down from £26,000 to £20,000 a year, outside of London, has been described by the government as “a clear incentive to move into a job.” It is estimated that the new policy will cumulatively cut benefit payments in Oxford by £1.1 million, and have an impact on up to 1,000 working age families.The cap applies to welfare supplements such as Bereavement Allowance, Child Benefit, Income Support, Maternity Allowance, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Housing Benefit. Other benefi ts such as War Pensions, Disability Living Allowance, and Carer’s Allowance have been ruled out of the £20,000 calculation.Opponents of the move have criticised the Department for Work and Pensions’ decision to include Housing Benefit in the cap. Despite the higher limit of £23,000 in London, Councillor Susan Brown said that the high cost of living in Oxford is “a fact not recognised at all by the government in their calculations.”Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at Oxford, told Cherwell, “If central government wanted to improve peoples’ lives, then rather than introduce benefi t caps it would introduce rent regulation. This would save government a huge amount of money by reducing the housing benefit bill. It would also save all private renters a great deal of money in future, including many students in Oxford. A few landlords would not be as rich as they currently are.”“In much of Europe and many states of the USA rent regulations help keep rents low and government subsidies to private landlords are then much reduced. There is also less of a housing crisis where rent regulation exists. But some of the rich do lose out. The welfare bill is mainly as high as it is today because private rents are so high and there is now so little social housing—especially in Oxford.”Damian Green, Work and Pensions Secretary, said, “We are ensuring the values of this government continue to chime with those of ordinary working people and delivering on our commitment to make sure work pays more than welfare.“I think people recognise there’s something wrong about families able to get more on benefits than the average family can earn by going out to work.”A Downing Street spokesmen made clear that the cap will not rise either with inflation or otherwise before 2020.Rehana Azam, national secretary for the GMB union, said: “Food prices are going up—and the evidence shows that single parents were already skipping meals to provide for their children, even before this latest attack.”Debbie Abrahams, Shadow Secretary for Work and Pensions, said, “Despite Theresa May’s warm words on the steps of No 10, when she said she wanted to help families who are ‘just managing’, she is allowing the reduction of the so-called ‘benefit cap’ to go ahead.“She talks the talk, but when it comes to it, this is the same old Tory ideologically driven agenda that hits the poorest in our society to pay for their failed austerity plan.”The Oxford University Labour Club opposes the new benefi t cap, and told Cherwell, “These changes will save money whilst meaning that those who require the most support are no longer able to receive it—it makes vulnerable people worse off without making anybody better off .” The cap will also affect single people without children, reducing their annual payments to £13,400 a year outside of London.Oxford’s Welfare Support Team can now be contacted at 01865 252755.The Oxford University Conservative Association and Oxford East Conservatives were contacted for comment.last_img read more

Bakkavör announces significant recruitment drive

first_imgFresh prepared food manufacturer Bakkavör has announced that it is aiming to recruit more than 300 new employees across its UK sites, due to an increased demand from its customers.The manufacturer is looking to fill vacancies in its factory production and management roles in its Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Somerset and Wigan sites.Bakkavör Desserts Newark will be aiming to recruit 100 new members of staff, while Bakkavör Freshcook is looking for 60 new employees and Bakkavör Pizza Holbeach has 150 vacancies available.Pippa Greenslade, group HR director, said it was a really exciting time for Bakkavör as it continues to go from strength to strength.“The diverse range of roles we have available provides people all around the country with a great opportunity to work in the fast-moving and exciting fresh prepared foods industry,” she said.“We have a wide variety of roles on offer and we look forward to welcoming new people to our team.”Bakkavör currently employs over 18,000 people globally, producing more than 5,000 products in 18 different categories, and has a desserts range that is stocked in major UK supermarkets, including Tesco, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose.This month, Bakkavör’s focus on innovation helped the manufacturer’s revenue grow in its third-quarter results.last_img read more