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Jey Shir / Aleshtar Architectural Office

first_imgManufacturers: NemachinArchitect In Charge:Hamed Moradi AleshtarCity:IsfahanCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Parham TaghioffRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. That’s really a mouthful expression but it’s true. In every corner of this historical city you can find inner beauty and jay sheer is one of this inner beauty which is in contrast to other architectural part of new and modern city of Isfahan. The reason will be unveiled to you in just a moment in the mean time let’s find out more about jay sheer.Save this picture!© Parham Taghioff“Jay sheer” residential building is taken its name from its neighborhood “Jay Sheer”. (Jay is one of the previous historical names of Isfahan). The design of building is based on internal relationship with the traditional architecture of the city and the volume of the building is designed as a symbol of protest against the inappropriate new age of architecture. And it defines itself by isolating itself from the inconvenient atmosphere around it. The proper openings, decks and the yard of the building makes a proper environment inside it. The material of the building is brick which is influenced by the traditional architecture of the city and it is transferred into a modern and minimal form to be in harmony within the modern architecture of the city. This design focuses on two aspect of the contrasted architecture of the building.Save this picture!© Parham TaghioffFirst, it’s the southern façade with the dark color which is the reaction against the modern architecture of the city and second, its internal white bricks which shows the perspectives of interior design.Save this picture!© Parham TaghioffEven though Isfahan now is a modern city in its own way, but even in this time you can still find something or someone that wants to say let’s not forget about our culture and the past.Save this picture!Plans and SectionsProject gallerySee allShow lessT.LOFT Experience Museum / CM designSelected ProjectsFloating Pavilion / Shen Ting Tseng architectsSelected Projects Share “COPY” Save this picture!© Farshid Nasrabadi+ 15 Share Jey Shir / Aleshtar Architectural OfficeSave this projectSaveJey Shir / Aleshtar Architectural Office CopyAbout this officeAleshtar Architectural OfficeOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIsfahanIranPublished on April 28, 2017Cite: ” Jey Shir / Aleshtar Architectural Office” 27 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalShelvingZeitraumWardrobe – Hide & ParkSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Stone SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – FerroFinestra W20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – TentChairsInterstuhlConference Chair – Low With CastorsWoodreSAWN TIMBER co.Pre-Weathered Wood CladdingMore products »Save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 Area:  490 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Aleshtar Architectural Office Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/870010/jey-shir-aleshtar-architectural-office Clipboard CopyHouses•Isfahan, Iran Photographs:  Farshid Nasrabadi, Parham Taghioff Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Housescenter_img Year:  Iran Projects ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/870010/jey-shir-aleshtar-architectural-office Clipboard 2016 Jey Shir / Aleshtar Architectural Office Photographslast_img read more

MSR House / Brengues Le Pavec architectes

first_img Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893223/msr-house-brengues-le-pavec-architectes Clipboard Photographs:  rbrengues photo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project France CopyAbout this officeBrengues Le Pavec architectesOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentMontpellierFrancePublished on May 02, 2018Cite: “MSR House / Brengues Le Pavec architectes” 02 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893223/msr-house-brengues-le-pavec-architectes Clipboard 2018 Area:  280 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily MSR House / Brengues Le Pavec architectesSave this projectSaveMSR House / Brengues Le Pavec architectes Manufacturers: Schiffini, TAL, Vola, Wall & Decò, Cheminée DIAZSave this picture!© rbrengues photoRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. In a popular area of the city of Montpellier, in a perfect oasis of calm and yet close to the city center, this townhouse with a bucolic and asserted character has been entirely redesigned in order to recreate large interior spaces and provide the comfort required by modern living. Sensitive to the design and the excellent quality of the materials, the clients wanted to include a certain contemporaneity instead. The challenge was to integrate modernity while maintaining the charm and identity of the house.Save this picture!© rbrengues photoSave this picture!Floor Plan 1Save this picture!© rbrengues photoSignificant minor works have been carried out in the living spaces in order to offer maximum volume to the whole. Large folding bays open outward and allow better legibility of the plant life, which is strongly present in the garden. The presence of wood and the warm lights of different lighting methods provide a warm and friendly atmosphere. The flooring throughout the house is the result of reusing the floorboards of freight cars and brings an anecdotal touch.Save this picture!© rbrengues photoOpen to the living room, the kitchen is identified by the imposing black monolith of the kitchen island. All other elements are hidden behind a large set of white wall-hung storage units with invisible doors. Upstairs the layout of the rooms always emphasizes the combination of the present and the past. Finally, the various storage and interior furniture have been designed to meet the needs of future occupants.Save this picture!© rbrengues photoProject gallerySee allShow lessSociety of Architectural Historians Announces 2018 Publication Award RecipientsArchitecture NewsSummertime Housing / SeARCHSelected Projects Sharecenter_img MSR House / Brengues Le Pavec architectes Year:  “COPY” Projects Save this picture!© rbrengues photo+ 25Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Houses Architects: Brengues Le Pavec architectes Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Montpellier, Francelast_img read more

The Skiff: February 28, 2019

first_imgWelcome TCU Class of 2025 Twitter ReddIt The Skiff: Nov. 7, 2019 The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ Facebook Life in Fort Worth The Skiff: Nov. 21, 2019 The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiff: Nov. 14, 2019 Facebook ReddIt A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes center_img The Skiff by TCU360TCU Box 298050Fort Worth, TX [email protected] Previous articleCenter for International Studies creates new study abroad optionNext articleThree Horned Frogs walk away as Big 12 indoor champions The Skiff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Skiff: Dec. 5, 2019 + posts The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ printFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVolume 117, Issue 21: A broken water main flood the Moudy plaza.Also: Men’s golf gets fourth place at Wyoming tournament, how to your use your social media presence to land that first job and things to do for spring break around Fort Worth. The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ Linkedin Linkedin Twitter The Skiff last_img read more

Journalist released after four months in detention without trial

first_img to go further News Receive email alerts News Togo court upholds “baseless and disproportionate” newspaper closures May 14, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist released after four months in detention without trial Organisation TogoAfrica Convicting “petrolgate” journalist of defamation would be disastrous, RSF says September 15, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information center_img News Follow the news on Togo Togolese authorities urged to lift newspaper’s four-month suspension News RSF_en TogoAfrica March 8, 2021 Find out more Sylvestre Djahlin Nicoué, managing editor of the weekly LeCourrier du citoyen, was released on 7 May 2003. He was detained withouttrial for four months at Lomé Civil Prison. No official information wasgiven concerning the decision to release the journalist. Following hisrelease, Nicoué went to Atakpamé (160 kilometres from Lomé), where he wasreunited with his family.On 26 December 2002, the managing editor of Le Courrier du citoyen wasarrested and placed in police custody for “inciting citizens to take up armsagainst the state authority”. At the time, Criminal Investigation Departmentofficers said the journalist had been detained for questioning so they could”make verifications” concerning “a seditious article that insidiously calledon the people to engage in an armed revolt.” Nicoué was arrested as he wasleaving a meeting with the High Authority for Audio-visual Communications(Haute Autorité de l’audiovisuel et de la communication, HAAC). HAACofficials had asked Nicoué to “show more restraint in his articles.”That same day, Le Courrier du citoyen published an editorial entitled,”Stop (President Gnassingbé) Eyadéma from Governing”. The newspaperexplained that it was launching a call “to make those who oppress our peopleunderstand that if nothing is done to open the gates of freedom and begin agenuine and tangible advance towards a changeover of political power, thepeople will rebel in 2003.” The weekly added that, “All possible optionsmust be considered so that this disgusting and painful period for our peopledoes not continue beyond June 2003, even if it is necessary to make theultimate sacrifice.” March 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Expert advice

first_imgSeveral cases have now established what the role of the OHphysician is and what he or she is or is not expected to comment upon. Tworecent cases both involve the same employer and the same OH physician. In the first of these cases – Vicary v British Telecommunications,1999, IRLR 680 – the Employment Appeal Tribunal made it clear that it was notfor the OH physician to express an opinion as to what is or is not a normalday-to-day activity nor was it her duty to tell the tribunal whether theimpairments were or were not substantial. Those are matters for the employmenttribunal to arrive at its own assessment. Previous Article Next Article The role of OH physicians and nurses In those cases the courts would take careful note of anypublished guidelines of clinical governance as a guide to whether or not anegligent practice had been adopted. Level of expertise The Regional Medical Officer Dr Macaulay was described bythe employment tribunal as “an impressive witness”. She had a specialqualification in occupational medicine and had attended a number of courses onthe Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and its application in the employmentfield. Comments are closed. Anyone holding them selves out as an “expert” isexpected to operate to the highest standard of care as practised by the verybest in that profession. Some practical advice However, now the courts are taking a slightly different viewof experts. In the case of Bolitho v City and Hackney Health Authority, 1997, 3WLR 1151, the House of Lords held that in most cases where distinguishedexperts in the field were of a particular opinion, that would be ademonstration of the reasonableness of that opinion. However, there may becases where the court was not satisfied with this evidence. This article looks at these issues and offers some advicefor OH staff when operating in what might be a litigious matter. – Stick to your remit and do not overstep your proper anddesignated role. If you are asked for advice on a sickness, absence, pensionor PHI matter. OH nurses should be qualified with the appropriate relevantcredentials in occupational health issued by the RCN or UKCC. Again trainingand re-training is essential during the course of employment. The courts have in the past taken the view of the medicalexpert as to what standard can be expected of a specialist in that particularfield. Before the Woolf reforms (of the civil courts and procedure), medicalexperts appointed by both parties would fight it out in court – entreating thejudge to accept one opinion rather than the other. Following the Woolf reforms,it is expected that the parties will agree a joint expert and that the courtwill not be asked to accept one expert view rather than another. Related posts:No related photos. “Nor is it”, held the EAT, “for the medicalexpert to tell the tribunal whether the impairments which had been found provedwere or were not substantial. These are matters for the Employment Tribunal toarrive at its own assessment” Negligence is established when the doctor or nurse’s act oromission (or advice) falls below that expected of a person of that level ofexpertise, and that act or omission has caused physical, mental and/or financialdamage to a patient or employer. If, in a rare case, it had been demonstrated that theprofessional opinion was incapable of withstanding logical analysis, the judgewas entitled to hold that it could not provide the benchmark by reference towhich the doctor’s conduct fell to be assessed. When it comes to the standard of care expected, the normalrule is that a doctor or nurse will be judged by the same standards as those ofa reasonably competent member of that profession. In other words, a doctor or nurse will be held to benegligent if he or she has failed “to exercise the ordinary skill of adoctor (in the appropriate speciality, if he be a specialist)”. The EAT criticised the employment tribunal for its approachand made this statement about seminars and courses: “…the fact that themedical adviser had been told on some disability discrimination course orseminar that something was or was not a normal day-to-day activity is not ofrelevance to the tribunal’s determination. It is not for a doctor to express anopinion as to what is a normal day-to-day activity. That is a matter for [theemployment tribunal] to consider using their common sense.” – Don’t feel threatened or intimidated by either theemployee – in rare cases doctors and nurses have been threatened with physicalor oral abuse from disgruntled employees – or by the employer; in some cases itis sensible to have a chaperone present and a tape recorder so that you candictate your observations during the course of the examination. – Re-read the scheme to ensure that the employee is givenall his/her rights. The EAT held that the employment tribunal had beenover-influenced by the employer’s regional medical officer’s opinion of whetheror not the impairments were “substantial” under the Act and in effectadopted her assessment instead of making their own. – Have a copy of the up-to-date sick pay/early retirement,long-term disability scheme or policy so you know exactly what the rules foreligibility are and what your role is. I am currently advising an employer who refused to allow anappeal from a refusal to give a long-term disability pension – only to findupon reading the scheme that employees have the right of appeal with a newindependent consultant, if they do not accept the original decision! Expert adviceOn 1 Feb 2001 in Clinical governance, Personnel Today Nobody’s perfect but if you act as an expert you mustexhibit the best possible standard of care. Here are the issues and some practical advice.  By Gillian Howard The common law has always made it clear that no one, howevereminent in their field, is expected to be perfect. In one case the Court ofAppeal stated that “The law does not require of a professional man that hebe a paragon combining the qualities of a polymath and prophet”. The court had to be satisfied that the exponents of a bodyof professional opinion relied upon had demonstrated that such opinion had alogical basis and in particular had directed their minds, where appropriate, tothe question of comparative risks and benefits to reach a defensibleconclusion. Anyone who calls them selves an “OHphysician/adviser” would be expected to be qualified in that field. Inother words, OH physicians should at the very least have gained the Diploma inOccupational Medicine from the Faculty of Occupational Medicine. Suchphysicians should also ensure that they are kept up to date by attendingseminars on the latest case law and legal developments in the occupationalhealth field and perhaps then move on to take the Membership or Fellowshipexaminations. During the course of her evidence, she gave her opinion onwhether the applicant’s impairment could be regarded as “substantial”under the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. The employmenttribunal accepted her evidence as if she were an “expert” givingevidence in the High Court. This was wrong! Two years later and with the same Dr Macaulay givingevidence in the tribunal, the EAT reminded her again of her role in disabilitydiscrimination cases – Abadeh v British Telecommunications, 2001, IRLR 23. Itheld: “It is not the task of the medical expert to tell the tribunalwhether an impairment was or was not substantial. That is a question which thetribunal itself has to answer. The medical report should deal with the doctor’sdiagnosis of the impairment, the doctor’s observations of the employee carryingout day-to-day activities and the ease with which he was able to perform thosefunctions, together with any relevant opinion as to the prognosis and theeffect of any medication.” For both OH physicians and nurses, the need to have anup-to-date library and subscriptions to relevant materials in employment lawand occupational health  is essential aswell as regularly attending training sessions and seminars. In other words, it is not the role of the OH physician totell the tribunal whether an impairment was or was not “substantial”.This was the role of the tribunal and the question that it had to answer – acase of deja vu for the OH physician! Gillian Howard is an employment lawyer and consultant withLondon law firm Howard & Howard Several recent cases concerning the DisabilityDiscrimination Act 1995 have highlighted the distinct and specific role of theOH expert and have clarified where the expert’s evidence should start andfinish. The Bolitho decision Part of the role of the OH physician or nurse is to advisemanagement accordingly when presented with employees who have chronic orlong-term illness or injury; potential disability issues and the need foradjustments at their workplace; possible long-term disability claims; andemployees who remain at work who may have mental health problems or alcohol ordrug addiction problems. The standard of care What do you need to be? As far as employers are concerned, it is imperative that anOH physician or nurse keeps up to date with the relevant employment legislationand case law so that they are in a position to advise accordingly. “A professional man (or woman) is not guilty ofnegligence if he (she) has acted in accordance with a practice accepted asproper by a responsible body of medical men (women) skilled in that particularart. Putting it the other way around, a man (woman) is not negligent, if he(she) is acting in accordance with such a practice, merely because there is abody of opinion which would take a contrary view.” Disability and discrimination – Take advice from colleagues, your professional body ordefence union if you are unsure of what advice to give. The courts as a general rule still use the famous Bolam test(Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee, 1957, 1 WLR 582) to determinethe question of negligence. What is negligence?last_img read more

Croatian Navy tests RBS-15 in SINKEX

first_img Photo: Photo: Croatian defense ministry View post tag: Croatian Navy View post tag: RTOP Dubrovnik The Croatian Navy performed a test firing of its RBS-15B anti-ship missile, sinking a target vessel in a maneuver conducted as part of the country’s largest military drill since the Croatian War of Independence. The sinking exercise (SINKEX) took place on October 14 in the “Dugi Otok” training range and saw missile boat RTOP 42 Dubrovnik engage a target at sea from a distance of 30 kilometers.The Croatian Navy last fired the RBS-15 in October 2016 from the same vessel during the Harpun 16 naval drill.Once the RBS-15 firing was completed, RTOP Dubrovnik joined missile boats RTOP 41 Vukovar and RTOP 21 Šibenik for gunnery exercises with 57-mm, 30-mm and 23-mm guns. The task group also used their 30-mm and 23- mm guns against an aerial target which was towed by a Croatian Air Force MIG-21.The naval drills were part of the large-scale Velebit 18 tri-service exercise which involved the participation of over 5,000 Croatian personnel.“I am proud of the capabilities showcased here in the Command South, firing the RB-15B missile. We have seen the readiness and the power of the Croatian Navy and superb missile launching and hitting of the target at 30-km range,” Croatian defense minister Damir Krstičević commented.center_img View post tag: RBS-15 Share this articlelast_img read more

Campaign Update—Orentlicher for Congress

first_imgCampaign Update—Orentlicher for CongressThis past week, we enjoyed a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner with the Pike County Democrats in Petersburg, the March dinner meeting of the Otter Creek Democrats in Terre Haute, and a fish fry at Sarah Scott Middle School in Terre Haute.Residents of the 8th District commonly voice concerns about our health care system. As a physician, I know firsthand that we need to invest more of our health care dollars to prevent disease. An ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure.Anti-smoking efforts provide an important example. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidelines for programs that could reduce cigarette smoking among adults by about one-third. With annual spending of just over $3 billion for the CDC’s recommended programs, we could cut deeply into the $300 billion in annual costs to our country from smoking.While we need to invest more health care dollars in disease prevention, the 8th District’s incumbent has joined with his Republican colleagues in Congress to cut funding for an important public health and prevention program that was enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act. Regrettably, the incumbent has described the program as a “slush fund.” With your support, we can do better and ensure that our government does much more to promote the public’s health.Please do not hesitate to let me know of ideas you have to improve public policy. You can reach me at [email protected] more information on our campaign, you can follow us on our Facebook page and at our website.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Grad student in Hoboken was victim in New York terror attack

first_imgHOBOKEN — A New Milford man, Darren Drake, 33, was among the eight victims of Tuesday’s terror attack in Lower Manhattan, the Record of Hackensack reported on Tuesday. The paper reported that the man commuted from the Hoboken train station to the World Trade Center each day, and had been working on a master’s degree at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken.The Record said Drake was a project manager at Moody’s Investors Service and had served on the New Milford school board.“James Drake said he and his son spent a lot of time together because he drove Darren every day to the Hoboken Terminal, so that he could catch the PATH train to work,” the article states. ” ‘We talked about how late we were,’ ” Drake said about their last conversation in the car. James Drake said his son had rented a Citi Bike Tuesday and that he was listening to an audiobook: ‘1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus,’ by Charles C. Mann. The younger Drake had a penchant for learning, his father said. He was working toward a second master’s degree at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken. He had six or seven courses left, James Drake said.”Read more here: http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/new-jersey/2017/11/01/nyc-terror-attack-new-milford-native-darren-drake-killed/821578001/ Darren Drake took the train from Hoboken to New York City each morning. ×Darren Drake took the train from Hoboken to New York City each morning.last_img read more

Speech: UK statement to the OPCW on the use of chemical weapons in Douma

first_imgThank you Mr Chair,I am grateful to the Director General for his update on the OPCW’s investigation into the horrific chemical weapons attack on 7 April in Douma, Syria. The Technical Secretariat has once again demonstrated the dedication and professionalism of its staff, willing to deploy promptly to Douma in dangerous circumstances . They have our full support and we look forward to their report. It is imperative that the Syrian Arab Republic and the Russian Federation offer the OPCW Fact Finding Mission team their full cooperation and assistance to carry out their difficult task.This Council has had to come together, yet again, to discuss another shocking violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention in Syria.Up to 75 people, including children, were killed in a despicable and barbaric attack in Douma on 7 April. The World Health Organisation has reported that 500 patients, seen by its partners in Syria, had symptoms consistent with chemical weapons exposure.The world has seen the harrowing images of men, women and children lying dead with foam in their mouths. These were innocent families who, at the time the chemical weapon was unleashed, were seeking shelter underground in basements. First-hand accounts from NGOs and aid workers have detailed burns to the eyes, suffocation and skin discolouration, with a chlorine-like odour surrounding the victims.As my Prime Minister said on 14 April, we are clear about who is responsible for the atrocity. A significant body of information, including intelligence, indicates the Syrian Regime is responsible for this latest attack. Open source accounts allege a barrel bomb was used to deliver the chemicals, and a regime helicopter was seen above Douma on the evening of 7 April. The Opposition does not operate helicopters or use barrel bombs. Reliable intelligence indicates that Syrian military officials coordinated what appears to be the use of chlorine in Douma on 7 April. No other group could have carried out this attack.As this Executive Council knows well, the Syrian Regime has an abhorrent record of using chemical weapons against its own people. Chemical weapons use has become an all too regular weapon of war in the Syrian conflict. The evidence is well known to this Council: Syria has not provided the OPCW with a complete account of its chemical weapons programme. The Director General reported just last month that Syria had not provided credible evidence to account for 22 serious issues. This includes quantities of agent Syria possessed, the type of agent and the munitions used for delivery The OPCW has recorded more than 390 allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria since the Fact Finding Mission was established in 2014 The OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism has found Syria responsible for using chemical weapons on four occasions between 2014-2017, including chlorine and sarin Hitting these targets will significantly degrade the Syrian Regime’s ability to research, develop and deploy chemical weapons.We have sought to use diplomatic channels over the past five years to stop chemical weapons use in Syria but our efforts have been repeatedly thwarted.The lack of accountability for the Khan Sheikhoun sarin attack can only have reassured the Syrian Regime that the international community was not serious in its stated commitment to uphold the norm against chemical weapons use, and to hold perpetrators to account. This is shameful.The choice for members of this Executive Council, and for all States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention, is clear. Will we act to defend the Chemical Weapons Convention when its norms are so flagrantly violated by a Syrian Government using chemical weapons against its own people, over and over again? Syria and its handful of allies continue to obfuscate, filibuster, and lie. The time has come for all members of this Executive Council to take a stand. Too many duck the responsibility that comes with being a member of this Council. Failure to act to hold perpetrators to account will only risk further barbaric use of chemical weapons, in Syria and beyond.Thank you Mr Chair. Based on the persistent pattern of behaviour, and the cumulative analysis of specific incidents, we assess it as highly likely that the Syrian regime has continued to use chemical weapons since the attack on Khan Sheikhoun a year ago. If unchecked, all of the evidence suggests that it would continue to do so.We and international partners have sought time and again to prevent the Assad regime from using chemical weapons against the Syrian people.Time and again when we have seen chemical weapons used in Syria, Russia has vetoed resolutions at the UN Security Council. Russia has vetoed six chemical weapons-related resolutions since the start of 2017, including a veto just last week of a draft resolution that would have established an independent investigation into the attack on Douma.Russia has argued that the attack on Douma was somehow staged, or faked.They have even suggested that the UK was behind the attack.That is ludicrous. The attack on Douma was not reported by just a sole source in opposition to the Regime. There are multiple eye witness accounts, substantial video footage, accounts from first responders and medical evidence.This Council heard similar false claims from Russia and from Syria last year.They questioned the credibility of the evidence of a chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun. Then they had to change their story once Syria itself had passed samples to the OPCW which Syria had already tested, and which proved that sarin had been used. Since 2016, Russia has sought to undermine every OPCW investigation into allegations of Regime chemical weapons use. Yet again, Russia is spreading conspiracy theories and misinformation designed to undermine the integrity of the OPCW’s fact finding mission.Russia closed down the OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism when it found that Syria was responsible for chemical weapons attacks. Russia has sought to block all action in this Council and at the Security Council to hold the Syrian Regime accountable for its actions. Russia’s activity have made further UN sponsored action untenable.The UK, along with the US and France, were clear that that chemical weapons use could not continue to go unchallenged.Syria’s use of chemical weapons, which has exacerbated the human suffering in Syria, is a serious crime of international concern. It is a breach of the customary international law prohibition on the use of chemical weapons and amounts to a war crime and a crime against humanity. The military strikes we carried out on Friday night were specifically designed to degrade the Syrian Regime’s chemical weapons capability and deter their use.The legal basis of humanitarian intervention was clear. This requires three conditions to be met:First, that there is convincing evidence of extreme humanitarian distress on a large scale requiring immediate and urgent relief.Second, it must be objectively clear that there is no practicable alternative to the use of force if lives are to be saved.And third, the proposed use of force must be necessary and proportionate to the aim of relief of humanitarian suffering. It must be strictly limited in time and scope to this aim.The objective of our military action was specifically the prevention of further use of chemical weapons in order to alleviate humanitarian suffering.It was not about interfering in a civil war. And it was not about regime change.Allies identified a specific and limited set of targets. They were: a chemical weapons storage and production facility a key chemical weapons research centre and a military bunker involved in chemical weapons attackslast_img read more

Corporate executive emphasizes ethics in business

first_imgTom Tropp, vice president of corporate ethics and sustainability for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., visited Notre Dame on Tuesday to discuss corporate ethics. The lecture was part of the Berges Lecture Series in Business Ethics, held each fall by Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business and the Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide. In this series, senior executives speak about their personal experiences involving ethics from a corporate point of view.In 2007, Tropp earned a Masters in philosophical and theological ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School. That same year, his international insurance brokerage company was bought out by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., landing Tropp the opportunity to start his career rooted in ethics at Gallagher.“I went back to school to study theology,” Tropp said. “I went to learn more about my faith and within a semester, I fell in love with ethics. It was a personal conviction. Crazy, I was 55 years old when I went back to school.”Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is the third largest insurance brokerage firm in the world and participates in 30 to 35 mergers every year. Tropp said Gallagher focuses not only on the stockbroker, but also on the stakeholder and the ethics involved in the process.“About 15 years ago … people began in the business world to equate compliance and ethics,” Tropp said. “If it’s legal, it’s ethical.“That’s not true,” he said. “There is a difference between compliance and ethics, and it is important that we understand that in the corporate world.”Tropp also addressed the misconception that ethics and compliance are synonymous. He said the two are in fact very different because compliance tells people what they must do, whereas ethics states what people should do.“Compliance is about the minimum. … Ethics is the stuff that raises us above the minimum and makes us think different from other companies,” Tropp said. “… Every company you deal with has the same compliance. Ethics is unique. Ethics is different at every company because ethics follows the people.”Tropp said that a “high integrity” company is composed of four points: corporate ethics, environmental integrity, community involvement and employee health and welfare. He said that Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has a document called “The Gallagher Way” that helps uphold these four elements.“The Gallagher Way was made in May of 1984,” Tropp said. “… We will not change it. It is the most important document in our company. Every major decision we make on the 25th floor, that document is lying on the table.”Tropp said he believes there are certain values every human being deserves. He said these values are non-exclusionary but universal.“Different cultures have different standards of compliance, but values transcend borders,” Tropp said.Tropp ended his lecture with some advice for students about to enter the job market.“Avoid paranoia. Avoid fear. Pick a company that you respect,” Tropp said. “Lots of people take a job because they think they’re not going to have another opportunity. Don’t do it. Get a job with a company you respect.”Tags: ethics, Mendoza, mendoza college of businesslast_img read more