Forest House / LANZA Atelier

first_imgArchDaily Projects Forest House / LANZA Atelier ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959904/forest-house-lanza-atelier Clipboard CopyAbout this officeLANZA AtelierOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOcoyoacacMexicoPublished on April 13, 2021Cite: “Forest House / LANZA Atelier” [Casa Jajalpa / LANZA Atelier] 13 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?墨西哥森林之家 / LANZA Atelier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 Save this picture!© Dane Alonso+ 44Curated by Clara Ott Share Houses CopyHouses•Ocoyoacac, Mexico Isabel Abascal, Alessandro Arienzo Photographs:  Dane Alonso Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959904/forest-house-lanza-atelier Clipboard Area:  6458 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2019 Lead Architects: Design Team:Alejandro Márquez, Celina Bonadeo, Jéssica HernándezCity:OcoyoacacCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Dane AlonsoRecommended ProductsStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Arctic White – Colorfeel CollectionStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneWoodEGGERLaminatesMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. Forest House is located in a pine forest near Mexico City. The initial intention was to domesticate a piece of that forest to make it part of the house.Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoSave this picture!Plan and SectionSave this picture!© Dane AlonsoAn organic wall that adapts to the positions of pre-existing trees and that sometimes operates as a corridor and sometimes as a lattice, delimits an area within nature.Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoThe rooms of the house, a one storey volume for the family and a two stories volume for guests, are related to this wall, either joining or being crossed by it. Thus, they turn towards the interior forest, leaving outside the noise of the neighboring road and the presence of other neighbors.Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoSave this picture!© Dane AlonsoThe house is built with artisanal brick, that remains exposed in most cases. The concrete slabs of the main volume are curved to let the morning light into all the rooms of the house. A relationship is created with abstract fragments of the landscape through the patios, windows and doors, so that the nature is always present.Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoProject gallerySee allShow lessHolly Water Cabin / Out of the ValleySelected ProjectsCall For Entries: Design New Facilities for the Observation of the Aurora BorealisIdeas Share Manufacturers: Andreu World, Capdell, BO CONCEPT, Bontempi, Lanza Atelier Architects: LANZA Atelier Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  Photographs Mexico “COPY” Forest House / LANZA AtelierSave this projectSaveForest House / LANZA Atelierlast_img read more

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A Fly On The Wall! This Pre-Holiday Art Gallery Look-In Presents a Collection of Original Smalls

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community Newscenter_img 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. Subscribe Visual Arts A Fly On The Wall! This Pre-Holiday Art Gallery Look-In Presents a Collection of Original Smalls From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | 3:37 pm Community News More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Charles Muench: “Blue Lake Atmosphere,” 18″ x 24″, Oil on Linen. Photo courtesy Galerie GabrieGalerie Garbie at 597 E. Green Street in Pasadena is presenting a selection of original “smalls” for its “Fly on the Wall” Pre-Holiday Look-in Thursday, November 5th, from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.Works from such rising artists as Charles Muench, Ljubomir Popadic, Sylvia Trybek, Margret Short, Joseph Stoddard, Leah Lopez and Marla Baggetta will be featured, as well as an entire collection of California and European selections.“With the holidays just around the corner, now is the time to enhance and accessorize your home or office with tasteful, high quality, original works of art from Galerie Gabrie,” a gallery press release says. “You’ve worked so hard to get your house in shape, family and friends will be arriving soon. Elevate the state of your intimate environment with a quality work of art created just for you.”Galerie Gabrie will be offering free light refreshments, and its highly knowledgeable team will be on hand to answer questions and help clients select the right piece for their home.To preview the art collection, visit www.gabrie.com or call (626) 577-1223 for details. ? Herbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

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Sir Everton’s last innings at Kensington Oval

first_imgFORMER West Indies batting icon Sir Everton Weekes graced the crease at Kensington Oval for his final innings on Thursday morning.Governor General Dame Sandra Mason and Prime Minister Mia Mottley led a gathering filled with dignitaries as Government ministers and ex-Cabinet members attended the funeral service.The Who’s Who of West Indies cricket, past and present players, including Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Wes Hall, Sir Charles Griffith and Sir Gordon Greenidge, among others, paid respect to Sir Everton.President of the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) Conde Riley, former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bradshaw and Empire Club President Adrian King delivered tributes.There was also a moving musical tribute by The Most Honourable Anthony “Gabby” Carter. mighty-gabbyProfessor Sir Hilary Beckles eulogised the man who scored 4 455 Test runs at an average of 58.61 in 48 matches while Reverend Dr Jeffrey Gibson delivered the sermon.As the service came to an end, the casket bearing Sir Everton’s body was escorted from the region’s cricket mecca draped in the Cricket West Indies flag, to a guard of honour.Sir Everton died on July 1, 2020 at the age of 95, five runs short of his life century. He was interred at UWI Cave Hill. (AGB). (Extracted from Nation News).last_img read more

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Community Groups Rally Resources to Educate Miami Residents on Participation in…

first_imgMIAMI, Florida – A collaborative of funders and partners have come together to improve Greater Miami’s outcomes in the 2020 US Census count, to ensure one of the most diverse metropolitan regions in South Florida is accurately counted and represented.Last week, the Miami-Dade Counts Census 2020 collaborative announced grant awards totaling $475,000 to 29 local organizations to support census participation in Miami-Dade County. Organizations.These organizations including, iCamillus House, Emgage USA, the Florida Association of Free and Affordable Clinics, and the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation, received grants ranging from $10,000-$25,000 to fund grassroots efforts working on outreach and education about the census in hard-to-count communities.“These grants will be used to advance strategies for reaching communities that have historically low rates of participation in the census. The Miami-Dade Counts Census 2020 collaborative wants to put financial resources into the hands of trusted messengers and community-based organizations that will spread the word about the importance of census participation,” said Lindsey Linzer, senior director of programs and grants administration for The Miami Foundation.“The efforts of these grantees will reach across the entire county with a distinct focus on traditionally hard-to-count communities – from the farmworker communities in Florida City to the Haitian communities in Little Haiti and North Miami,” said Donovan Lee-Sin, director of public policy and community engagement for The Children’s Trust. “When community members are informed, they are more likely to respond to the census.”The 2020 Census will determine how an estimated $800 billion in federal government resources will get distributed each year for the next 10 years. Forty-five billion dollars per year are identified for Florida families.These funds will support schools, hospitals, roads, public works, housing, small business development, and other vital programs and services.The data collected also affects how congressional districts are determined, including how much representation Florida and Miami-Dade County have in Congress.The Miami Foundation partnered with the FIU Jorge M. Perez Metropolitan Center to conduct community surveys and focus groups to learn more about local residents familiarity with and personal perspectives on the census.The findings aligned with national research, which determined that increasing awareness of the census purpose will increase participation and that residents need to understand how the information collected by the census will impact their lives.“It is critically important that the community address the concerns about why local constituents don’t participate in the census because there is so much at stake,” said Natalie Castellanos, director, policy and public affairs, for Health Foundation of South Florida.The grant awards are just the beginning of the Miami-Dade Counts 2020 efforts. The collaborative is working to build the capacity of grantees to do the outreach by creating communications toolkits and bringing together grantees to share resources and strategies.Additionally, the collaborative is working with partners like Microsoft and engineering students from Florida International University’s Upsilon Pi Epsilon to develop an online data visualization tool to track local census efforts.With support from the Knight Foundation, Poynter Institute will also host a free, two-day training in South Florida for journalists on how to cover the census.last_img read more

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Local Pharmacies Can’t Keep Face Masks in Stock

first_imgThe article originally appeared in the March 5-11, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. Some customers are nervous about being able to obtain chronic medications in the future. “People are worried about their drugs being on back order. If the generic drug is made in China then there’s a chance there will be a supply issue. We haven’t noticed anything yet, but that’s always a possibility,” said Leng. He added that customers are willing to pay out-of-pocket for an early supply and that he receives this request at least once per day. It’s a sign of anxious times. As the novel coronavirus – and the illness it causes, COVID-19 – spreads in the United States, some local pharmacies report face masks and hand sanitizer are flying off the shelves.  Without a vaccine currently available, local residents are seeking to have something – anything – on hand to protect against the threat of the illness.  “Customers come in asking for masks all day long,” said Dave Samuels, a pharmacist at Rumson Pharmacy on West River Road. The drugstore has been unable to restock its supply for about a month, he said.  The CDC is not advising face masks for healthy people unless they are recommended by a health care professional. It advises face masks should only be worn by health care workers and individuals who have COVID-19 or individuals taking care of someone infected with the virus. “Our domain is explaining side effects and educating the public in situations like this because we’re accessible and part of the community,” he said. At Shrewsbury Avenue Pharmacy, a few travel-sized bottles of hand sanitizer were available early in the week, but sold out quickly. Jennifer Gonzalez, a pharmacy clerk, said a middle-school-aged girl came in asking for masks, stating she had been to multiple pharmacies in the area without luck. When Gonzalez informed her they were also out of stock, she returned with her mother and purchased the remaining hand sanitizer in the store. Anthony Yacullo, a pharmacist for 25 years who currently works at Red Bank Family Pharmacy said, “ I saw something like this when SARS was in the papers.” He explained that the lack of definitive information around COVID-19, how it spreads, and what will happen next adds to the growing fear and desire for protective supplies. Pharmacist Anthony Yacullo showed the last remaining face mask in Red Bank Family Pharmacy that wasn’t sold due to a defect. Photo by Jamie Jablonowski The pharmacy was able to find masks through its wholesalers. “We were able to stock 20 boxes of 10 each, and they sold out within a day,” Leng said. “The pharmacy has a waiting list, but the demand became so high they stopped taking names. The pharmacy has been out of masks for two to three weeks. “We’ve been getting 10-15 calls a day asking for masks.” Hand sanitizer and antimicrobial wipes are both out of stock, said Mike Salerno, who orders supplies at Little Silver Pharmacy. “Hand sanitizer is back ordered until the end of March,” he said. He added that the customers most concerned were mothers and individuals planning travel. Waleska Jorge, a pharmacy technician and Jennifer Gonzalez, a pharmacy clerk, stood in front of the counter at Shrewsbury Avenue Pharmacy where they field daily requests for face masks and hand sanitizer. Photo by Jamie Jablonowski As of Tuesday afternoon, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported 80 cases of novel coronavirus in the United States across 13 states, including 16 cases resulting from person-to-person spread and 40 cases under investigation. There have been a total of 11 deaths reported in the media as of Wednesday afternoon, 10 in Washington and one in California. No cases of COVID-19 have been reported in New Jersey as of press time. On Tuesday, the World Health Organization warned officials the virus could be more deadly than the flu, with a mortality rate of 3.4 percent. “There was an initial surge when the virus first hit and then it died down a little bit. It surged back up again after the CDC came out with the report that we should get ready,” said Leng.  All pharmacists echoed CDC guidance to practice hand hygiene, cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, avoid touching your face, stay home when sick and avoid contact with those who are ill.  Shelves at Red Bank Family Pharmacy, usually stocked with face masks, are empty. Pharmacies report they are unable to replenish supplies.  By Jamie Jablonowski Even though the CDC does not advise wearing a surgical mask, Daniel Leng, a pharmacist at Little Silver Family Pharmacy noted that demand surged following the CDC’s announcement last week urging the public to prepare.  Surgical masks do not provide a tight seal around the nose and mouth, allowing for the potential inhalation of respiratory droplets that can make a person sick, according to the CDC. While N95 respirators provide higher protection, they must be fit-tested to ensure the masks fit properly, especially if a person wearing one has a beard.  While hand sanitizer is selling out, regular soap is still readily available and is preferred for handwashing by the CDC. (See article about handwashing in the Health section, page 22.) Hand sanitizer is recommended only when regular soap and water are not available.last_img read more

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Taulava sees PBA All-Star stint as ‘second best’ to winning crown

first_imgPaul Zamar readily makes impact in long-awaited PBA debut Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames The league’s jovial giant, in fact, is set to feature in his 16th All-Star game as he represents Visayas in the three-leg event that will end on May 27 in Iloilo.Taulava, who has been in the league since before the turn of the millennium, said he’s lost track of how many times he played in the midseason exhibition but he holds those appearances in high regard nonetheless.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I’ve lost track of it but it’s always an honor to be part of the All-Star weekend,” said Taulava. “The All-Star has always been an outreach program for us players to give back to the fans.”Taulava only missed the All-Star game three times in his stellar career that saw him win the MVP and the Finals MVP. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ His last absence was in the 2014 edition and he has since appeared in four straight All-Star games.“Some people take it for granted, but throughout my whole career, I always appreciate it,” said Taulava who now plays for NLEX. “This means a lot for me, it’s like second best to winning a championship.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentscenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Asi Taulava has been a staple in the PBA for almost twenty already, but the 45-year-old isn’t slowing down.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’last_img read more

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Poor Liberia—Again Ranked at the Bottom in Infrastructure Worldwide

first_imgThis newspaper has often asked the question, what kind of people are we?This question becomes even more relevant today as the latest report on Liberia by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reveals the alarming report that our 169-year-old nation, Africa’s oldest Republic, is still lingering in rank at the bottom of the global infrastructure index—both social and physical.The IMF’s 2016 Report on Liberia shows that the country’s scores on infrastructure, including social and physical, “are below the average of member states of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS).”In his Keynote Address to the Liberian Religious Community last Saturday, Observer Publisher Kenneth Y. Best lamented that in terms of all aspects of development, Liberia, Africa’s oldest independent republic, was lagging behind most, if not all, of the newly independent African nations.Here we are now, rated by one of our country’s closest development partners, the IMF, as “low” in the quality of infrastructure in two of the most vital areas, education and health. Where can any country go without a healthy population? Nowhere! Where can any country go without an educated population? The answer is obvious, especially as far as it concerns our children and our strong, able-bodied young men and women, mentioned in Mr. Best’sAddress last Saturday, “selling [chewing gum], towels and other trivialities on the streets when they should be in school, on the farm or in a technical institute learning a trade.”Education and health are considered part of our “social infrastructure.” But what of our physical infrastructure, such as our roads and bridges? Alas, here again, the IMF states that Liberia is “much worse than the average ECOWAS countries, and among the lowest in the world.”How is all this possible after 11 years of this Administration, under the leadership of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is arguably the most educated person—Harvard graduate and all—ever to sit in the Mansion as President? She is, moreover, one who in her professional career, acquired great experience working with the Liberian government (Finance Minister), in the Bretton Woods institutions, specifically the World Bank and the United Nations, as Director General of the UN Development Program (UNDP).For this IMF revelation to be coming in the last months of her two-term presidency is a very sad commentary on her leadership. But the IMF Report said more. “Liberia’s public capital per capita was still the lowest in the region, despite much investment in public spending through donor funding.”Two quick questions here: first, what has been happening to the country’s own self-generating financial resources, produced from iron ore, rubber, coffee and cocoa sales; and from the substantial income-generating state enterprises such as the Forestry Development Authority, the National Port Authority, the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company, the National Oil Company of Liberia, the National Social Security Corporation and from the Liberia Maritime Authority? The second question is, what happened to the huge amounts of money pumped in, as the IMF Report firmly stated, by donor funding?Just in order for us Liberians to know what really happened in the past 11 years we need an audit of this Administration. This, we must emphatically state, is not punitive (castigatory or punishing). But we need to know what really happened. This is only intended to educate the Liberian people and the incoming administration about what happened in the economy in the past 11 years. The purpose here is to ensure that we do not repeat the same mistakes that have bedeviled (mercilessly plagued) Liberia since the 1920s and perilously continued the vicious and debilitating circle of mismanagement and failure. No! Liberia MUST move forward. Here is the challenge to every one of us—to elect in the coming 2017 elections a president and members of the House of Representatives who are not only capable of good governance, but honest and wholly committed to pursue the highest interests of the Liberian people.As the little six-year-old boy, Chris Saydee, told the Monrovia City Hall audience last Saturday, “We need a Moses to lead Liberia forward.”Who will that Moses be? The answer lies in our careful examination of each presidential candidate, to determine the most honest, the most capable, the most spiritually and patriotically committed to lift our beleaguered country out of poverty and backwardness and set her on the path to development and prosperity.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Gor Mahia begin title defense in Mombasa

first_imgThis will be the first time since the new era of the KPL that the top tier starts in December as the local league begins a process to conform to international calendars as stipulated by CAF.The 2018/2019 season is expected to fold in May next year while the new season kicks off in August, just like most leagues worldwide.This follows a directive by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to have all leagues in the continent start and end within the same period of time – August to May.-KCB, Western Stima KCB FC head coach Elvis Ayany is tossed up in the air by players and backroom staff after guiding the side back to the Kenyan Premier League. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaMeanwhile, KCB who return to the top tier after a three-year absence will start their campaign away from home against Kakamega Homeboyz while Western Stima will mark their return to top flight against Posta Rangers in Nairobi.The winner of the relegation/promotion play off pitting Nakumatt and Ushuru FC will square it out with Sofapaka while AFC Leopards will come up against Kariobangi Sharks, most likely with a new coach after the exit of Rodolfo Zapata.KPL opening weekend fixturesSaturday: Playoff winner vs Sofapaka (Ruaraka), Mathare United vs Chemelil Sugar (Kasarani Stadium), Bandari vs Gor Mahia (Mbaraki Complex), AFC Leopards vs Kariobangi Sharks (Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos), Kakamega Homeboyz vs KCB (Bukhungu Stadium), Posta Rangers vs Western Stima (Ruaraka).Sunday: Zoo FC vs Nzoia Sugar (Kericho), Sony Sugar vs Tuske (Awendo)r, Vihiga United vs Ulinzi Stars (Mumias).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia players celebrate on the podium after lifting their 17th Kenyan Premier League title at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 – Champions Gor Mahia will start their Kenyan Premier League (KPL) title defense at the Mbaraki Complex in Mombasa when the new season begins on December 8 after the league managers released fixtures this afternoon.K’Ogalo will come face to face with the side that inflicted on them their first loss of the season at the Mbaraki Complex and will be breathing revenge. They will play the tier just a week after the season-opening Charity Shield on December 1 against the winner of the SportPesa Shield.last_img read more

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LinkedIn’s New iPhone App: The 3 Worst Things About It

first_imgA Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#mobile#social networks#web There’s No Push NotificationsThis is a professional application that people use on the iPhone – shouldn’t it include push notifications? LinkedIn is used by tons of sales people, for example – you know they’d like to get some of these updates pushed to them. As a writer, I would too. Look at it this way. Last month my LinkedIn contact Tara Hunt changed her profile to show that she’s founded a new company called Shwowp. I want to know that, preferably right away. But I don’t know about it until a month later because I didn’t want to fish through a bunch of cross-posted Twitter updates inside LinkedIn to catch Tara’s news, and I didn’t want to click through three screens starting with the bland “Tara Hunt has updated her profile” in order to see if she’s happened to change jobs or just noted a new personal interest on her profile page.When someone who has accepted my contact request changes jobs, I want a push notification about what the new job is and the option to call them on the phone immediately to discuss it. That doesn’t seem like too much to ask, and that’s when I’ll know that LinkedIn is really serving my professional life. Update: LinkedIn’s Adam Nash, author of the company’s announcement blog post, responded on Twitter saying: “we’ve discussed all three of these enhancements internally. Some are harder than others. All in the queue…Rest assured, we wouldn’t have broken out profile updates into its own module if we didn’t have big plans for it. :)” The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos What’s The Most Important Kind of LinkedIn Update? People Getting New Jobs!For some reason LinkedIn will not deliver you a simple feed of the new jobs that contacts of yours have taken – not by email, not by RSS, not through its fancy new API and not on this new iPhone app. Update feeds are cluttered with imported ephemera from Twitter and all too often job changes are obscured behind the phrase “contact X has updated their profile.” They have? How did they update it? It’s maddening.LinkedIn says it’s working on solving this problem, but it doesn’t seem to be a very high priority. Prompting users to click more and engage with a wider variety of message types seem more in line with LinkedIn’s strategy. The company clearly wants to be Facebook and Twitter for the business world – not just a place where we all go to find out essential work information that we use while doing other forms of social networking on other sites better suited for things like short, trivial messages.Importing Contacts to Your Phone is RudimentaryPerhaps LinkedIn isn’t to blame for this, but the ability to import LinkedIn contacts’ info onto your phone is rendered a whole lot less useful by the inability to merge that info with existing contacts. Say you’ve got someone’s name and phone number on your phone already – it’s a headache to pull in a person’s LinkedIn profile info and then merge the two manually. Of course your phone number isn’t an optional field you can fill out on LinkedIn, so all those imported contacts will be people you’re unable to call. You won’t even be able to look them up on LinkedIn again from your phone’s contact list – peoples’ LinkedIn profile page URLs aren’t included in the contact info that gets imported. Related Posts center_img marshall kirkpatrick Business social network LinkedIn made a major upgrade to its iPhone app tonight but coming from a service with such incredible potential, there remain some major disappointments.The new app looks a lot like a less elegant, less customizable version of the Facebook iPhone app. There are a variety of useful new features, from faster invite sending to importing contact info to your phone, but the app remains based on the company’s mistaken desire of late to be your all-in-one social-media-messaging platform. It also fails to deliver the features that would make it most useful. If you’re looking for good news about new features, you can find it in the self-flattering company blog post. Here are the three things that disappoint me most about this new app; hopefully it’s a work in progress and will improve soon. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

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SMA to Host High-School Students at ‘Girls in ICT Day’

first_img The event, which is a part of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) observation of the day, will be held under the theme ‘Expanding horizons, changing attitudes’. Story Highlights The Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) will host approximately 40 girls from 14 high schools at their ‘Girls in ICT Day’ event, to be held at the Sagicor Auditorium in Kingston on April 26. Manager, Planning Department, at the SMA, Mahlangu Lawson, told JIS News that Girls in ICT Day is a global initiative to encourage girls and young women to consider studies and careers in information and communications technology (ICT). The Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) will host approximately 40 girls from 14 high schools at their ‘Girls in ICT Day’ event, to be held at the Sagicor Auditorium in Kingston on April 26.The event, which is a part of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) observation of the day, will be held under the theme ‘Expanding horizons, changing attitudes’.Manager, Planning Department, at the SMA, Mahlangu Lawson, told JIS News that Girls in ICT Day is a global initiative to encourage girls and young women to consider studies and careers in information and communications technology (ICT).Managing Director at the SMA, Maria Myers Hamilton, said that persons think of ICT as a male-dominated field, or think of it along the lines of call centres or business process outsourcing (BPO).However, she highlights that there are many more careers within ICT, including engineering, e-scrubber or digital currency advisor.“I find that in our communities, sometimes there is a sense of hopelessness among our young girls, not knowing what to choose or not having someone to have a conversation with about the possibilities, so this is an opportunity to empower the females,” Mrs. Myers Hamilton said.The Managing Director said that the girls will interface with persons who have made it in technology.She noted that the event will be opened by Member of Parliament for St. Andrew East Rural, the Most Hon. Juliet Holness, and will feature speakers such as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Alando Terrelonge; and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, Hillary Alexander.Other presenters will come from telecoms organisations, such as Digicel, Flow, AGC Drones and Microsoft.The Managing Director said that the highlights will be activities undertaken by Microsoft as well as an interference signal hunt by the SMA at the Emancipation Park in New Kingston.Girls in ICT Day is globally observed annually on the last Thursday in April since 2011, and in Jamaica since 2015.last_img read more

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