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Casa Bogavante / Riofrio Arquitectos

first_img Projects 2018 CopyAbout this officeRiofrio ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesParacasPeruPublished on April 02, 2018Cite: “Casa Bogavante / Riofrio Arquitectos” [Casa Bogavante / Riofrio Arquitectos] 02 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore 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 “COPY” Casa Bogavante / Riofrio Arquitectos Area:  258 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Riofrio Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Peru “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographscenter_img CopyHouses•Paracas, Peru Save this picture!© Elsa Ramirez+ 21Curated by Danae Santibañez Share ArchDaily Casa Bogavante / Riofrio ArquitectosSave this projectSaveCasa Bogavante / Riofrio Arquitectos Photographer:  Elsa Ramirez Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Artco, KERLITE, KingBlock, Luminárias, Vidrios y MamparasBuilder:Suma Arquitectos + ConstructoresStructure:Ing. José Antonio Chávez AngelesDesign Team:Roberto Riofrio, Micaela Rodrigo, Yvonn JhongAuthor Architect:Roberto RiofrioCity:ParacasCountry:PeruMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Elsa RamirezRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. This house is located in an temporary housing development near to the Paracas Natural Reserve overlooking the Bay. The particular climatic conditions of the place are solved by laying a solid base that serves as a barrier for the strong winds of the afternoon. This allows to generate at the interior a sheltered and private garden. The base volume contains most of the program of the house and for each of these environments a small depth is raised in the facade for protection of the interior of the direct wind and to achieve an adequate privacy. The rhythm of these openings unifies the base and gives a clear reading of the composition. On top of this first level rises an almost cubic volume that stands out for its proportions and crowns the geometry of the house. This cube concentrates the main spaces as well as the circulations and connections with the rest of the house.Save this picture!© Elsa RamirezSave this picture!3DSave this picture!© Elsa RamirezThe house aims to relate with the background landscape of the desert. For this, the decision was to use colors and raw textures to express the materials in their brutal character. Exposed concrete, polished cement and concrete blocks are used both outside and inside. Recycling wood is the highlight at the entrance and in the main bedroom window.Save this picture!© Elsa RamirezSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Elsa RamirezThe program on the first level includes a living room with double entrance, kitchenette, bedroom with bathroom, social area with hall, living room, dining room and kitchen, guest bathroom, two additional bedrooms each with bathroom and full service area. On the second floor there is a large open master bedroom with bathroom and wide view of the sea.Save this picture!© Elsa RamirezProject gallerySee allShow lessMeandering Skydeck Features in HASSELL’s Competition-Winning Shenzhen District Maste…Architecture NewsVenice Biennale 2018: Collateral Events AnnouncedArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Houseslast_img read more

Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK): Patrick Li, Director of Broadcasting or political commissar?

first_img May 26, 2021 – Updated on May 27, 2021 Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK): Patrick Li, Director of Broadcasting or political commissar? Hong Kong: RSF appeals to the UN to act for the release of Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai In order to bypass journalists, Hong Kong Chief Executive launches her own talk show on public television PHOTO: Paul Yueng/ Reuters News RSF_en Hong KongAsia – Pacific Media independence Freedom of expression Hong Kong: investigative journalist Bao Choy convicted of “false statements” Hong KongAsia – Pacific Media independence Freedom of expression Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Hong Kong Newscenter_img News News April 22, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts April 29, 2021 Find out more Since assuming office three months ago, Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) Director of Broadcasting Patrick Li has already censored hundreds of hours of content. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Hong Kong government to dismiss him at once and stop interfering with the public broadcaster’s editorial independence. to go further Organisation May 28, 2021 Find out more Since 1st March, the day Patrick Li took up his position as Radio Television Hong Kong’s (RTHK) Director of Broadcasting, at least 12 new productions have been pulled from the air at short notice and more than 200 past episodes of documentary programme Hong Kong Connection and news talk show The Pulse have been deleted from the public broadcaster’s Youtube channel. In the latest act of censorship, political show LegCo Review had an episode containing Tiananmen massacre vigil footage removed from the RTHK archives after it was aired without Li’s “final approval”. Patrick Li, a bureaucrat without any media experience, has also threatened to halve the salaries of employees involved in the production of content he considers unfit for publishing.  “Is Patrick Li, recently appointed at the helm of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), truly Director of Broadcasting or a political commissar?” asks Cédric Alviani, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) East Asia Bureau head. “Recruiting him highlights the intention of the government to set-up a censorship system at Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), a media outlet previously renowned for its fearless investigations of public policies. We urge Chief Executive Carrie Lam, who appointed Li, to immediately dismiss him and stop, once and for all, interfering with the public broadcaster’s editorial independence in accordance with Hong Kong Basic Law, which enshrines press freedom.”The recruitment of Patrick Li led to the resignation of at least four staff members, namely executive producers Fong Hiu-shan, Liu Wai-ling, Doris Wong, and award-winning reporter, Yvonne Tong. Another journalist, Nabela Qoser, known for posing hard-hitting questions to government officials, didn’t have her contract renewed. An unprecedented decision: rejecting a press freedom award…Under Li’s leadership, RTHK also made the unheard of decision to reject Hong Kong Journalists Association’s Press Freedom Award, given to a documentary investigating a mob attack on pro-democracy protesters in 2019. In an even stranger move, the public broadcaster recently televised a Cantonese-language talk show, aired four times-a-day over 20 days, hosted by Chief Executive Carrie Lam herself, which allowed her to freely promote her policies without exposing herself to questions from journalists.The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, once a press freedom stronghold, fell from 18th place in 2002 to 80th place in 2021 in the World Press Freedom Index published by RSF. The People’s Republic of China, for its part, stagnates at 177th out of 180. last_img read more

Kaiser Permanente Med School on Target for July Opening

first_imgDr. Mark A. Schuster was reluctant to talk specific numbers, but he did say last week that the soon-to-open Pasadena based Kaiser Permanente Medical School in Pasadena has been “flooded” with “thousands” of applicants from all 50 states.What’s more, Schuster and several other school officials said, Kaiser Permanente’s Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine is on target for a July 26 “white coat ceremony” – welcoming the school’s initial 48 students to the first day of their med-school careers.That’s right, 48 students will be accepted from among those thousands of applicants. That’s a lot of winnowing. But when the process is complete, it will officially kick off what Schuster, the school’s founding dean and chief executive officer, hopes is a new day in medical education — one focusing on a new-age “integrated care model” that embraces aspects outside the usual realm of doctor-patient relationships, such as economic and environmental elements of a patient’s situation, plus “service learning” and “community engagement.”Dr. Mark Schuster, founding dean and chief executive officer, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine.School officials describe the curriculum as one that aims “to prepare future physicians to become collaborative, transformative leaders committed to prevention, fluent in data-driven care, and adept at addressing the needs of underserved patients and communities.’’Staff members at the school are now engaged in the lengthy process of interviewing applicants, bringing in about 48 a week.“There’s a lot of concern right now in the country that medical education needs to be fixed, that it’s out of date,’’ Schuster told the Pasadena Rotary Club on Wednesday, regarding the school’s approach. “Kaiser Permanente really felt that it really had something to offer in the way it organizes care and the way it approaches patients, and they wanted to jump into this effort to make thing better.’’Schuster – recruited from Harvard Medical School, where he was a professor of pediatrics, as well as the chief of general pediatrics and vice chair for health policy at Boston Children’s Hospital – detailed progress at the school, and what its opening will mean for both the city and the state.He said there are 45 states in the U.S. with medical schools. California ranks 43rd in the number of medical-school spots per capita.“We are known as a net exporter of students,” he said. Schuster also said the admissions process will consider not just the usual academic metrics that medical schools employ, but also personal attributes and life experiences, ensuring opportunities to a more diverse student body.What’s more, the first five classes will be tuition-free — freeing students from as much as $200,000 to $400,000 in typical med-school debt, in addition to the undergraduate debt they’ve already accumulated before setting foot in med school.“That’s based on the generosity of Kaiser Permanente,” said Schuster.The school will also include clinical education at KP hospitals and clinics all around the Los Angeles area.Schuster took those gathered at the weekly Rotary meeting on a virtual tour of the state-of-the-art facility, a four-story building at 98 South Robles Ave.Among the highlights: a two-story open-space lobby, 10 simulation rooms (simulating an operating room, for example), an auditorium, numerous conference rooms (“because students learn in small groups”), and a library (although, he said, “we’re not sure we’re actually going to have books” in today’s online and e-book world).To relieve the high stress of a medical student’s life, there’s also a yoga garden, an indoor-outdoor gym and a student lounge. One item the school will not have is cadavers. Schuster said that, in the new med school’s state-of-the-art labs, anatomy will be taught with simulated subjects and augmented by high-tech virtual reality.Heidi Kato, the school’s chief of staff, said the school has already received preliminary accreditation, the first of three steps toward full accreditation by the national Liaison Committee on Medical Education.The next steps would be “provisional,” accreditation, which a school receives when its first class completes two years of study; and then “full” accreditation, which will occur when the school’s first class graduates.Kato said some 250 faculty are already in place, ahead of the summer opening.Rotarian Phil Hawkey described the upcoming medical-school opening as “momentous for Pasadena, a driver of the economy and a driver in transforming the future of health care.’’ 7 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Kaiser Permanente Med School on Target for July Opening ‘Thousands’ of Applications Flood New Pasadena Institution By KEVIN KENNEY, Senior Reporter Published on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 1:00 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Business News Herbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_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. More Cool Stuff Subscribe Community News Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

Smart idea for Daffodil Day

first_imgCelebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick NewsLocal NewsSmart idea for Daffodil DayBy Alan Jacques – March 20, 2014 662 Print Linkedin Email Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday WhatsApp THE Irish Cancer Society have teamed up with Dell to produce a special Daffodil Day mobile phone app in an innovative approach to generating awareness among young people.The app works on all platforms and has a range of special features including a location mapping function that empowers users to discover nearby Daffodil Day merchandise sellers in their area.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Of course, it is also a powerful charitable giving tool which makes it easier than ever to donate to the Irish Cancer Society on Daffodil Day, which will be held on Friday,March 28 next.Dell Ireland is behind the innovative mobile application which the Irish Cancer Society hopes will be instrumental in attracting a new generation of supporters to the Daffodil Day campaign.“What better way to generate awareness of and support for Daffodil Day among young people than through a free smartphone app. The tech experts at Dell have come up with a range of brilliant features including a dynamic map that lets you track down locations where campaign merchandise is available,” said the Irish Cancer Society’s web service manager Shane Breslin.“You can also use the app to make a donation, to volunteer your time on March 28, or simply to keep up to date with all the latest news and social media posts from the Irish Cancer Society. We’re encouraging everyone to download the free app,” he said.Dell has been the lead partner of the Irish Cancer Society on Daffodil Day since 2011. The company provides marketing, financial and volunteering support for Daffodil Day, with almost every one of Dell’s 2,500 employees in Limerick, Cork and Dublin involved in the campaign in some capacity.Funds raised on Daffodil Day go towards funding the important work done by the Society, including the provision of a night nursing service to those who are seriously ill with cancer and wish to remain at home.The Daffodil Day app is available to download free from Google Play, Windows Phone and the iOS App Store. #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Advertisementcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Facebook Previous articleWandering toddler had lucky early hours escapeNext articleBob building support for leukaemia trust in Limerick Alan Jacques TAGSDaffodil DayDELLIrish Cancer SocietyMusic Limerick Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Twitter 10 marathons in 10 days for Cancer suffererslast_img read more

Irish Cancer Society to provide information service at Letterkenny General Hospital

first_img Twitter Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny WhatsApp Pinterest Irish Cancer Society to provide information service at Letterkenny General Hospital Newsx Adverts Facebook Pinterest Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ Google+center_img Facebook The Irish Cancer Society is setting up six new Daffodil Centres across this country over the next year, including one at Letterkenny General Hospital.This morning the organisation has announced it’s investing 3-point-6 million euro in the new centres, which will be staffed by specialist nurses and volunteers.CEO of the Irish Cancer Society, John McCormack says the work that goes on in the seven existing Daffodil Centres is very important………..[podcast][/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleBuncrana students capture moment earthquake struck DonegalNext articlePolice concerned about missing 15 year old from Derry News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp By News Highland – January 26, 2012 Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Letterkenny designated a “Gaeltacht Services Town”

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Gaeltacht Minister Catherine Martin has confirmed that the Irish Language Plan for Letterkenny has been approved, which means that the town is now recognised as a Gaeltacht service town.Up to €80,000 per year will be allocated to implementation of the plan, which will be used to employ a Language Planning Officer.Minister Martin said the plan, which was coordinated by Líonra Leitir Ceanainn, means a Gaeltacht service town is effectively being implemented for the very first time.Bairbre Uí Cathail is Chair of Líonra Leitir Ceanainn – She says there was significant community buy-in which a consultation on the plan was launched…………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – September 1, 2020 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Facebook Letterkenny designated a “Gaeltacht Services Town” AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous article6,700 people receiving PUP in Donegal todayNext articleSome people not wearing masks properly – NPHET News Highland WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Google+ Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Bus Eireann updates advice for Derry services

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Bus Eireann updates advice for Derry services Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Facebook Pinterest Bus Eireann has updated its advice for customers using its Derry services. The company has updated its guidelines under Level 3 of Ireland’s Plan for Living with Covid-19 which came into effect countrywide from midnight last night.Under Level 3 restrictions Bus Éireann and Expressway public services will operate at a capacity of 50%, as in Level 2.However, all travel should be limited within your county, unless the travel is essential for the likes of work, education and other essential purposes.Passengers are advised to only travel if it is absolutely necessary, to observe capacity signage on board vehicles and continue the mandatory wearing of face coverings on all services.In a statement, Bus Éireann acknowledged their passengers in Derry for their high compliance rate with all Covid-19 restrictions on board our services to date and are asking their continued understanding and respect for all their frontline employees, including drivers and supervisors. By News Highland – October 7, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleLow pay big factor in Covid outbreak, says Donegal TDNext articleHSE providing support to Brindley Manor Nursing Home News Highland Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+last_img read more

Yessick dedicates life to helping Alabama’s foster children

first_img “My mother was the first to see me and the first to hold me. She is the only mother I have ever known,” said Marjorie Yessick.Marjorie was not the first baby adopted into the Yessick family. Her sister was 10 years old and wasn’t so sure that she wanted a baby sister in her life.“Jane had been an only child for 10 years and, when I came home, I had the colic and cried all the time,” Yessick said and added laughing. “Jane told my parents, ‘She’s not really ours so can we take her back?’ We still laugh about that.” Skip Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Yessick has always known that she was adopted.“My parents read books to me and they always told me that I was their special gift,” she said. “Being adopted was normal for me. I can’t imagine my life being any other way. Growing up, my parents supported me in every way just as they did my sister. My dad would go to dance recitals and sit there with the biggest smile on his face. They were always there for both of us.”Yessick said her parents told both her and her sister that when they got 18 years old, they would help them locate their biological mother if that’s what they wanted to do.“All that they asked was that, before we made a decision, we would go to counseling,” Yessick said. Sponsored Content “Jane wanted to know so she went to counseling. But, when she realized all of the implications for her and her biological mother, she decided that wasn’t something she wanted to do. It was not anything that I wanted to do either. I had my parents and that was good enough for me.”Yessick said she knows her life would be far different if she had not been adopted.She has been blessed with a loving family and the most wonderful parents anyone could have.So, as Miss Troy University, she chose Heart Gallery Alabama, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding permanent, loving families for children in Alabama’s foster care system, as her platform.“This is a cause that I really believe in because I know how much love adoptive parents have to give and what it means to be loved by them,” Yessick said.“The children of Heart Gallery Alabama want desperately to be adopted. When you ask them why, they say ‘to get a mom for life.’ Being a foster child is not permanent. When a foster child gets to be 18 years old, they are out of the state’s custody. They are on their own.These children want to have a family for always. They want to be loved and they want to love.”Unfortunately, these children are the least adoptable.“Some of them have handicaps and other disabilities,” Yessick said. “And, too, they are older children. Most people are who looking to adopt want babies. But these children are so deserving of a loving family. I want to do all that I can to make people aware of their needs and Heart Gallery of Alabama is one of the best ways that I know.”Yessick will be the featured speaker at the closing reception of Heart Gallery of Alabama’s exhibit of 40 professional photographs of children in Alabama’s foster care system who are waiting and hoping to be adopted.The reception will be at 6 p.m. tonight at the Cultural Arts Studio on East Walnut Street in Troy, across from the Johnson Center for the Arts.Anyone who is considering adoption or just wants to know more about Heart Gallery of Alabama is encouraged to come. The Yessick family was packed and ready to head to the beach when the phone call came.“If you can be in Bristol, Tenn. in the morning, we have a baby for you.”The Yessicks quickly turned their thoughts in the opposite direction and two days later headed back home with their new baby girl. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Yessick dedicates life to helping Alabama’s foster children Published 7:58 pm Wednesday, April 15, 2009 By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like ‘The Fantasticks’ opens tonight The stage is set. The actors are primed and it’s almost curtain time. “The Fantasticks” will open at tonight at… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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US Navy’s MSC Extends Charter of WestPac Express

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Navy’s MSC Extends Charter of WestPac Express View post tag: extends United States Navy’s Military Sealift Command has extended the charter Austal’s high speed vessel, the WestPac Express. View post tag: Navy Follow @navaltoday View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Austal View post tag: Charter View post tag: US Navy View post tag: americascenter_img Authorities US Navy’s MSC Extends Charter of WestPac Express View post tag: MSC View post tag: WestPac Express Under the new contract, the initial charter period has been extended for 10 months, with three option periods. Should all options be exercised, the contract will be valued at approximately US$29.9 million and extend the charter to mid-2016.Austal’s WestPac Express has been chartered to the US Navy for the rapid deployment of marines and their equipment in the Western Pacific continuously since July 2001. The ship has achieved in excess of 99% technical availability across this period.The WestPac Express is a 101 metre high speed catamaran that enables up to 900 personnel together with up to 550 tonnes of vehicles and equipment to be moved in a single lift, providing considerable strategic and cost advantages compared to alternative transportation modes. The ship can operate at speeds up to 36 knots (70km / hour).[mappress]Press Release, October 09, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: Naval October 9, 2014 Share this articlelast_img read more

WMAW: “Winning has given me a real sense of achievement”

first_imgWhat really goes into building an award-winning customer relationship? Katie-Joy Woods, bakery technologist at Campden BRI, explains…“I hadn’t entered an award before so I really wasn’t expecting to win – but that made it feel even more special,” says Katie-Joy Woods, bakery technologist at Campden BRI and winner of the BIA 2017 Customer Focus Award.“It was a big category and so many people working in the baking industry do a great job of being customer-focused,” Woods adds. But her dedication and commitment to the client shone through, despite it being her first experience of developing a functional bakery product.The project in question involved working with a customer who hoped to gain funding for a medical study looking into nutritional enrichment of flour and its potential health benefits in baked products. Clear goals were set and trials undertaken, which eventually led to a larger ongoing project and a request from the customer for more samples to use in presentations and at trade show exhibits.“It involved working with wheat breeders right through to producing a finished product, so I gained valuable knowledge about the crucial link between primary production, the quality of the raw ingredients and the final product,” she says.“I’ve developed a passion for milling since working on the project, so I volunteered to coordinate our harvest testing each year.”Regardless of the nature of the project, regular contact with the client is vital to its success, believes Woods. “We keep our clients up to date with progress via regular calls and interim reports. Nothing can substitute face-to-face contact, though, so we invite our clients to come in to work alongside us in our pilot bakeries so they can touch, smell and see their product first-hand.“This is really important to the overall success of a project as emails can easily be misinterpreted, which can lead to mistakes. This can cause delays to the project and, if work needs to be repeated, it increases the cost.”The BIA success gained coverage in local papers and on social media, while all members of Campden BRI’s bakery and cereals processing department have included the award and logo in their email signatures, helping to raise the profile of the company.Woods, meanwhile, has become something of a celebrity in the bakery community, thanks to the win.“I attended the British Society of Bakers autumn conference and people recognised my face even though they had never met me before,” she says.It’s an experience she’d definitely recommend. “Winning has given me a real sense of achievement and it has been a big confidence booster. Even if you’re a runner-up, attending the awards night is amazing.”Sponsor’s comment“Congratulations to the winner of the 2017 Customer Focus Award, Campden BRI.“Bakery technologist at Campden BRI, Katie-Joy Woods, worked closely with her customer to ensure the Campden BRI team developed the right product for them and met all their objectives.“The customer’s needs were at the heart of Katie-Joy’s work, and their positive relationship and high-level skill set ensured Campden BRI met the brief and developed an appropriate product.”John Lindsay, senior vice-president and chief commercial officer, Europe, CSM Bakery Solutionslast_img read more