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Pachacamac House / Longhi Architects

first_img Peru CopyAbout this officeLonghi ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPachacamacHousesPeruPublished on April 21, 2009Cite: “Pachacamac House / Longhi Architects” 21 Apr 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorDining tablesB&B ItaliaDining Table – BullSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Atrium Longlight / RidgelightLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteCompositesPure + FreeFormTechnical Guide – Creating a Seamless Interior and Exterior Material TransitionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedWire MeshCarl Stahl DecorCableGreen Wall System – FAÇADESCAPE™More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Pachacamac的住宅 / Longhi Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Pachacamac House / Longhi ArchitectsSave this projectSavePachacamac House / Longhi Architects Architects: Longhi Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Pachacamac, Peru ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/20118/pachacamac-house-longhi-architects Clipboard ArchDaily Pachacamac House / Longhi Architects “COPY”center_img Projects Area:  5000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/20118/pachacamac-house-longhi-architects Clipboard 2008 Year:  Save this picture!+ 27 Share “COPY” Text description provided by the architects. A hill in Pachacamac, located 40 km south of Lima near Peru’s coast, is the site for the retirement home of a philosopher. The response to the site’s conditions was to bury the house, trying to create a balanced dialogue between architecture and landscape, where inside / outside becomes a constant interpretation of materiality with strong sense of protection and appreciation of the dark and the light. Save this picture!A glass box sticks out of the hill symbolizing architectural intervention on untouched nature.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessGreat IKEA ads by Jung von MattArticlesTanzanian Hotel / WOW ArchitectsArticles Sharelast_img read more

Residential Building in Vase Stajića Street / Kuzmanov and Par…

first_img Housing Residential Building in Vase Stajića Street / Kuzmanov and Partners ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/596745/residential-building-in-vase-stajica-street-kuzmanov-and-partners Clipboard Area:  3190 m² Area:  3190 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Residential Building in Vase Stajića Street / Kuzmanov and PartnersSave this projectSaveResidential Building in Vase Stajića Street / Kuzmanov and Partners ArchDaily Save this picture!© Miljan Cvijetić+ 19 Share Year:  “COPY” Serbia CopyAbout this officeKuzmanov and PartnersOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingNovi SadHousingResidentialSerbiaPublished on February 08, 2014Cite: “Residential Building in Vase Stajića Street / Kuzmanov and Partners” 08 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/596745/residential-building-in-vase-stajica-street-kuzmanov-and-partners Clipboard 2013 Year:  photographs:  Miljan Cvijetić Photographs:  Miljan Cvijetić Structural Engineering:Zoran VojnovFaçades:MetalmontConstruction Company:Gra-vetClimatisation:Aqua montLighting:Milica StojšićArchitects In Charge:Lazar Kuzmanov, Miljan CvijetićCity:Novi SadCountry:SerbiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Miljan CvijetićRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinText description provided by the architects. Residential building in Vase Stajića Street is located in one of the most recognizable streets in central part of Novi Sad. Defined by the urban villas from the 20’s and 30’s of the 20th century on one side and variety of residential and office buildings on the other, with it’s quiet atmosphere and old chestnut tree alley the street stands out as one of the most desirable locations for living in Novi Sad.According to that, the brief was to design residential building with high standards in terms of space, comfort and build quality but with contemporary approach. Save this picture!© Miljan CvijetićSince the building plot represents the border between office and residential buildings from different time periods and architectural styles the decision was that the new building doesn’t necessarily have to be design to bridge those different identities but to create new one with its own character. Save this picture!Section aThat approach gave opportunity to organize apartments functionally and with more freedom. There are few different types of apartments with size ranging from 40-150 sqm and two duplex apartments on the top floor with 250 sqm. The building has five floors and underground parking beneath the ground floor. Save this picture!© Miljan CvijetićLiving rooms ad loggias of the bigger units are spacious and well illuminated through high french balconies oriented towards the street and tree canopies. Asymmetrical but precise disposition of those vertical openings, which appears as rectangular black areas, are in high contrast with flat white panels and represents first visual layer of the façade. The other layer is made of firm horizontal strips of tinted glass railings of balconies with their reflection of the sky and trees. Superposing of those layers is the main characteristic of the building. Save this picture!Top Floor PlanContact zone of the building and the street is emphasized by covered entrance ramp cladded in stone and colonnade of round white columns that continues into interior space.Project gallerySee allShow lessEl Té – Casa de Chás / Sbardelotto Arquitetura + Mariana BogarinSelected ProjectsShould You Become a Global Architect?ArticlesProject locationAddress:Novi Sad, SerbiaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs CopyHousing•Novi Sad, Serbia Architects: Kuzmanov and Partners Area Area of this architecture project Projects “COPY”last_img read more

Stop Pentagon war moves against China!

first_imgU.S. Navy’s P-8 Poseidon surveillance jet launches flares over the Pacific.The Pentagon in the third week of May sent a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon surveillance plane near Fiery Cross Reef in the South China Sea — called the East Sea by Vietnam. The Fiery Reef is in the archipelago called the Spratly Islands by the U.S., the Nanchan Islands by China and the Truong Sa Islands by the Vietnamese.As the U.S. surveillance plane approached the area of the reef, a Chinese radio dispatcher warned: “Foreign military aircraft, this is the Chinese Navy. You are approaching our military alert zone. Leave immediately!” (Los Angeles Times, May 21)The U.S. military replied that the plane was over international waters, even though it was close to 12 miles from the reef. “I am a military aircraft conducting lawful activities,” added the U.S. plane. The Chinese warned the spy plane off eight times, to no avail.The U.S. surveillance flight came less than a week after the USS Fort Worth, a Navy littoral combat ship designed for near-shore operations, passed close to the islands, where the Chinese are dredging sand and building up five reefs.Provocation part of planned campaignThese were deliberate provocations staged by the Pentagon as part of a planned campaign to escalate Washington’s military pressure on the People’s Republic of China. It is the implementation of the so-called “Asian pivot” announced by President Barack Obama.According to a May 12 article in the British paper The Guardian, “Ash Carter, the defense secretary, had requested options that included sending ships and aircraft within 12 nautical miles of reefs that China has been building up in the disputed Spratly Islands. …“‘We are considering how to demonstrate freedom of navigation in an area that is critical to world trade,’ [a] U.S. official said, speaking on condition of anonymity, adding that any options would need to be approved by the White House.”To unfold such a plan under the banner of defending “freedom of the seas” is ludicrous. For one thing, the U.S. is one of the few countries that has not signed the 1982 U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea, although it participated in drafting much of the language.This is a reflection of the imperialist arrogance and presumptuous, great-power chauvinism of Washington. The Pentagon regards the Pacific as a “U.S. lake.” What else could explain the military challenging China’s right to build up islands a few hundred miles from its shore, when California is more than 6,000 miles away? What right has the U.S. ruling class to have its Navy conduct patrols in the Pacific region to “ensure freedom of the seas,” but not allow China to promote its interests in the region?The answer is that it has no right, except the right based on military force by a power that has devastated Asia, beginning with the U.S. intervention in China during the Boxer Rebellion of 1898-1900 followed by the slaughter in the Philippines in 1898-1902 and colonization of that country — to say nothing of the atomic bombing of Japan in World War II, the brutal Korean War, the genocidal Vietnam war, the bombing of Laos and Cambodia, and the CIA-backed massacre of a million people in Indonesia in 1965-66.Council on Foreign Relations unveils new strategyThe Council on Foreign Relations is the think tank of a major section of the U.S. ruling class. Its members include former Defense secretaries, former heads of the State Department, generals, admirals, ruling-class military intellectuals, strategists, etc.In April the CFR released a report titled “Revising U.S. Grand Strategy Toward China,” written by Robert D. Blackwill; Henry Kissinger, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy; and Ashley J. Tellis, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.The core of the report is summarized as follows:Strengthen the U.S. military. “Congress should remove sequestration caps and substantially increase the U.S. defense budget. … Washington should intensify a consistent U.S. naval and air presence in the South and East China Seas” and “accelerate the U.S. ballistic-missile defense posture” in the Pacific.Expand Asian trade networks. “U.S. grand strategy toward China will be seriously weakened without delivering on the TPP [Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement]. A major push by the White House for ratification should therefore begin immediately in the new Congress, including seeking trade promotion authority.”Create a technology-control regime. “Washington should pay increased attention to limiting China’s access to advanced weaponry and military critical technologies.” The United States should encourage its allies “to develop a coordinated approach to constrict China’s access to all technologies, including dual use.”Implement effective cyber policies. Washington should “impose costs on China that are in excess of the benefits it receives from its violations in cyberspace … increase U.S. offensive cyber capabilities … continue improving U.S. cyber defenses” and “pass relevant legislation in Congress, such as the Cyber Information Security Protection Act.”Reinforce Indo-Pacific partnerships. “The United States cannot defend its interests in Asia without support from its allies” and “should build up the power-political capabilities of its friends and allies on China’s periphery.”The report has the earmarks of the campaign that was devised to bring down the USSR. It is formulated by former Cold Warriors. It aims to promote military encirclement, which would divert economic resources and disrupt national economic planning. During the time of the USSR, the U.S. set up a wide blockade on technology transfer, with the aim of depriving the Soviet Union of modern economic tools for national development. And, of course, Washington fashioned global alliances such as NATO directed at the USSR. What is being proposed by the CFR is a milder version of the Cold War full-court press. But the goal is clearly to undermine the People’s Republic.The problem for the imperialists is that China already has the technological and industrial capability to withstand such a campaign, should it be implemented. But the important point is to be aware of the aggressive thinking in the highest imperialist circles concerning China. And to note that the recent provocations are not just arbitrary or momentary. They are part of a longer-range plan.U.S. views Russia and China differentlyWashington regards China as a hostile class power — unlike Russia, which is a fully capitalist country with imperialist investments and an upstart oligarchic ruling class. Created on the ruins of the nationalized economy of the Soviet Union, it is looking for its place in the sun of imperialism. Wall Street and the Pentagon have a different idea. They want to take Russia over. Thus Russia is in conflict with the U.S. imperialists on many fronts, and the oppressed countries can and should take full advantage of this.But China is more or less a compromise of socialism with capitalism. The socialist foundation must be defended against counterrevolution. The planning principle and state-owned enterprises dominate the economy, although it is riddled with capitalism and corruption. The Communist Party of China, the state banks and big state industries are combatting the current economic slowdown and trying to advance employment.China is managing this slowdown while economic stagnation and recession are plaguing the capitalist world. This includes Russia, which is in the grip of an economic crisis, with its gross domestic product, sales and wages falling — unlike China, where wages are rising.The goal of U.S. and European capitalism is to destroy the state enterprises in China, privatize them, undermine the Chinese Communist Party and politically enthrone the capitalist class.Both China and Russia must be defended against imperialism when they are under attack. But no one should overlook the difference between a distorted socialist country with capitalist inroads and a state fully in the hands of an exploiting class.China ignores Vietnam’s sovereigntyin island disputeWhile the overriding threat in the Pacific right now is the provocation by U.S. imperialism against China, the fact that China is expanding into territory long claimed by Vietnam and within Vietnamese territorial waters must not be lost sight of.China may have legitimate commercial and defense interests in building up the Spratly Islands/Truong Sa Islands. But it is incumbent upon China, both as a great power and as a country with claims to socialism, to defer to Vietnam and to work out territorial relations under conditions that are mutually acceptable and agreed upon.It is one thing to expand military and commercial positions to be better able to protect against imperialist incursions. It is another thing to expand territorial claims far beyond any legally recognized boundaries and disregard the territorial claims of Vietnam, or the other nations that have claims on the islands, including the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei.Acting in a high-handed manner with respect to small nations, especially with respect to a sister socialist country like Vietnam, both demeans China and increases the space for U.S. imperialism to create divisions and conflict.Washington is fishing in troubled waters by sending its military into a contested region. It has no business in these waters. Its aggressive military and political maneuvers that foster division are meant to serve imperialist purposes and should be shunned by China first of all.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Outcry about Israeli TV news channel’s firing of journalists

first_img IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Media independence Economic pressure Several of the fired journalists were responsible for revelations that embarrassed Netanyahu to the point that in June he went so far as to call for the jailing of Raviv Drucker, a journalist who has broadcast recordings showing that a telecom firm and his wife, Sarah Netanyahu, has leaned on the TV channel to provide him with more favourable coverage. IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Media independence Economic pressure June 3, 2021 Find out more News May 16, 2021 Find out more After many attempts by the Israeli government to influence its editorial policies, Channel 13 News has announced that it is firing around 40 members of its editorial staff, including journalists critical of Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu. The announcement threatens investigative journalism and pluralism, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says. In August 2019, srael’s Channel 12 had to provide one of its journalists, Guy Peleg, with a bodyguard when Netanyahu and his supporters repeatedly branded him as a source of “fake news” after he published leaks from criminal investigations into alleged corruption involving the prime minister.Israel is ranked 88th out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. “In view of the government’s many attempts to influence Channel 13’s editorial line, it is legitimate to suspect that these firings are politically motivated,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. RSF_en Organisation “It was precisely the presence of journalists critical of the government that made this channel so credible and important for the Israeli media landscape. These dismissals are regrettable for investigative journalism in particular and for Israeli media pluralism in general.” Help by sharing this information Many commentators nonetheless regard the firings as political motivated. “Is the latest purge of journalists an attempt to appease Netanyahu?” an article in the daily newspaper Haaretz asked. Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalistscenter_img July 8, 2020 Outcry about Israeli TV news channel’s firing of journalists The channel, which used to be called Channel 10, was bought by Leonard Blavatnik, a billionaire businessman close to Netanyahu, in 2015. According to a leak published in Haaretz last month, Blavatnik told the police at the time that Netanyahu had suggested that he should buy the channel in order to turn it into an “Israeli Fox News.” Receive email alerts Although the journalists targeted by the layoffs include such well known Netanyahu critics as Barak Ravid and Nir Becher, members of the TV channel’s management say the reasons are economic. For months, they had been thinking of shifting the channel’s emphasis from news to entertainment and the coronavirus crisis has accentuated their financial problems, they say. to go further Blavatnik reportedly added: “He always complained about the media, about the leftists (…) and that Channel 10 specifically is anti-Israel and anti-business.” RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes News News May 28, 2021 Find out more News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Follow the news on Israellast_img read more

Remains found near Dungloe were those of an animal

first_img Facebook Google+ Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp It’s emerged that remains found at Maghery  near Dungloe are in fact animal remains.In a statement, gardai confirm that the nature of the remains was confirmed following further investigations today.Searches have now been stood down. Remains found near Dungloe were those of an animal Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img By News Highland – June 26, 2020 Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleDonegal hurlers to meet Longford in revised Nicky Rackard Cup.Next articleNo place for Quigley on Hearn’s Fight Camp series News Highland Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more


Comments are closed. LettersOn 8 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Thisweek’s letterEmployersget the unions they deserveStevenOverell’s article (Off Message, 24 June) predicting the end of employee andunion partnerships raised some interesting questions.Talkingto engineering union officials in the mid-1990s about ending demarcation andpromoting cross- or multi-skilling, their view was that for years they hadopposed these moves and saw jobs decimated. Therefore, they had to accept thatthe best way of saving jobs was to agree to radical changes in their members’working practices via partnership agreements with employers to try to ensurethe success of the enterprises they worked in.Theresult? They still lost jobs and members as the sweeping tide of globalisationrendered much of British manufacturing uncompetitive.Employerstook the unions’ air of reluctant acceptance as meaning they could do anythingthey liked with their workforces without opposition, since the unions appearedto have agreed that whatever happened was the inevitable result of economicforces beyond their control and that the best they could do was try to ‘rollwith the punches’. Perhaps what has happened now is a belated recognition bysome trade union officials, and at least a proportion of their members, thatthe interests of employers and employees, although closely linked, are notidentical, and that if a conflict arises, managers will put the interests ofthe employer above that of the employees.Thatis, of course, as it should be, as that is what managers are paid for. However,when a workforce reacts against management proposals by taking industrialaction and that action is seen to be successful, the view that this is the onlylanguage that management understands is reinforced.Ifyou believe the only way to influence management decisions in your favour is bythe threat or use of industrial action, then you are more likely to join aunion that is prepared to exercise that power.Itused to be said that employers got the trade unions they deserved. Perhaps thatis becoming true once again.MarkAlcroftPersonnel manager, Burton’s Foods Lightenup ‘man’ and smell the coffeeIdo spot the irony that such a name as Manpower may indeed be viewed by half –more than half, in fact – of the population as degrading (Letters, 17 June).But in my view, such a tag never is.Ispent 18 years in the printing industry, where the tags of ‘manning’,‘manpower’, and ‘chairman’ ruled, and I must say, it has never bothered me.Ihave taken up the title ‘chairman’ on many occasions – actually insisting uponit, resisting the piece of furniture title of ‘chair’ and the title of‘chairwoman’, as well as negotiating ‘manning’ levels with no problem.Afterall, man is only shorthand for woman. Maybe it is men who are always degradedby the ‘man’ terms. It is the way you look at it that counts, not the tag.MadeleineSpanswickConsultant director, Er Peace of Mind Equalityis all about mutual benefitsItis a shame that recent letters in Personnel Today have downgraded discussionabout equality and diversity purely to the level of personal ‘gain’ or ‘loss’as though it were some kind of balance sheet.Fundamentally,diversity is about the overall gain as a whole, through creating a more just,fair and prosperous society.Ata workplace level, this means enabling all employees to contribute in full tothe company or organisation goals, while at the same time achieving individualcareer goals.Forexample, maternity rights were not just introduced as a benefit for women.Children gain by having the opportunity for a more settled start in life.Employers gain by being able to retain skilled and experienced employees. Also,men are now entitled to paternity leave to help balance their familyresponsibilities.Evenif some men (and women) argue that they do not directly gain from maternityrights, then might not these same people have partners, sisters and daughtersfor whom paid time off from work for childcare is important?Longmay the debate about equalities continue, but please let it be centred on howwe can all work together for mutual benefit.PeterYarlettEmployee development manager, London Borough of CroydonITspat shows why outsourcing worksOn6 June, Oracle turned what could have been a fairly routine corporate merger –PeopleSoft’s acquisition of JD Edwards – into a chaotic hostile bid (e-HR, 1July).Oraclesignalled its intention, take-over pending, to do away with the PeopleSoftplatform and migrate its customers to Oracle’s software suite. So what does itmean for the HR outsourcing industry? Oracle’sstrategy, it has been alleged, may have nothing to do with acquiringPeopleSoft. By stating the company is in financial trouble, promising to killoff its products, and pinning its takeover bid on a US$16 (£9.60) per sharebid, Oracle may only seek to irreparably injure PeopleSoft by frightening offits customers.ForHR departments with the wisdom to invest not in software but in solutions, itmatters not who wins the spat. For customers of HR outsourcers, it is someoneelse’s fight, demonstrating outsourcing can be both a cost-saving tool and arisk-management device.GlennK DavidsonChief of market strategy and corporate development, Accenture HRServices read more

Calling all young bakers

first_imgThe search is back on for the UK’s top young talent.Young Baker of the Year is part of a series that celebrates the working heroes of Great Britain. This year BBC3 is on the lookout for a top young baker aged 16-25. This is an opportunity for people other than dancers, singers and entertainers to finally step into the limelight. The television channel wants to showcase the unsung heroes at the heart of Britain.If you are a talented young baker or know someone who fits the bill, then the channel wants to hear from you. They are looking for someone who is a true ambassador for the trade, up for a challenge and wants to showcase their skills!To apply, send an email to [email protected] or call 0161 244 3716.last_img read more

Shumlin names Beth Pearce to fill Treasurer’s post

first_imgGovernor-elect Peter Shumlin announced today that Beth Pearce will be Vermont’s next State Treasurer. Beth is currently Vermont’s Deputy Treasurer and will assume the role of State Treasurer in January when Jeb Spaulding becomes the Secretary of Administration.‘No one in Vermont is more qualified than Beth Pearce to succeed Jeb Spaulding as our state’s Treasurer,’ said Shumlin. “Beth’s many years of experience in the Treasurer’s office, her enthusiasm for the job, and her passion for the state’s fiscal stability will serve Vermonters well.’Beth joined the Office of the Vermont State Treasurer on June 30, 2003, as Deputy Treasurer. In this capacity, she has been responsible for a full range of operations including retirement administration of three state-wide systems (State, Teacher and Municipal), unclaimed property, accounting, budget, debt and capital financing, cash management, investment of short term funds in State custody and risk management.Beth has more than 30 years of experience in government finance at both state and local levels. She served as Deputy Treasurer for Cash Management at the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Office from 1999-2003. Prior to that, Beth served as Deputy Comptroller for the Town of Greenburgh, New York, and as the Accounting Manager and Financial Operations Manager for the Town of West Hartford, Connecticut. Previously, she served as a fiscal officer with the Massachusetts Department of Social Services and as a project director for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Human Services.Beth has a BA from the University of New Hampshire. She has prepared financial reports that have received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association. She resides in Barre, Vermont.Shumlin also announced today that Michael Clasen will serve as the Deputy Secretary of the Agency of Administration.Clasen is a seventeen- year veteran of Vermont State Government currently working as the Director of Retirement Operations in the State Treasurer’s Office. He has been with the Treasurer’s office for the past six years and previously served as the Deputy State Auditor, a budget analyst with the Department of Finance and Management, and a program supervisor with the Department of Aging and Disabilities.Prior to moving to Vermont, Clasen served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Federated States of Micronesia teaching English as a second language and promoting basic health and sanitation practices. He also lived in Arizona where he managed federally funded grants and contracts that provided home and community based services to senior citizens. Originally from Iowa, Clasen attended the University of Iowa where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Theater Arts. Clasen resides in Montpelier with his wife, Theresa-Murray Clasen, and daughters Madeline and Emma.Source: Shumlin’s office. 12.20.2010last_img read more

Australian utility AGL backs plans for ‘giant’ battery in Queensland

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Major utility [AGL] has announced a big expansion of its big battery plans, with a 15-year deal for a new 100MW/150MWh “giant” battery to be built next to the planned Wandoan solar farm in Queensland which could grow to 1,000MW, the biggest in the country.The new battery – first flagged nearly a year ago – will also be one of the biggest grid-scale batteries in Australia, although it will be overtaken in size by the expanded Tesla big battery at Hornsdale in South Australia, which is growing from 100MW/129MWh to 150MW/194MWh, and possibly by some other battery projects planned for that state at Port Augusta and Solar River.It may yet become the biggest because the project developer, Vena Energy, still harbours plans to build up top 1000MW of solar PV at Wandoan and up to 450MW of storage capacity, to be developed across several stages.AGL will have full operational dispatch rights over the Wandoan battery, but the facility will be built, owned and maintained by Singapore-based Vena Energy, a company that already operates the Tailem Bend solar farm in South Australia and has projects in the pipeline in three different states and operating projects elsewhere in Asia.Vena Energy, formerly known as Equis Energy, has long held plans to build up to 1,000MW of solar PV around Wandoan, with the possible addition of battery storage). It expects to complete the battery within 18 months, and then have the first stage of the $650 million Wandoan South solar project in place by 2021 that could still expand to 1,000MW of solar and 450MW of storage.[Giles Parkinson]More: AGL signs up for “giant” battery in Queensland, paving way for 1000MW solar plant Australian utility AGL backs plans for ‘giant’ battery in Queenslandlast_img read more