Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) 2014 abridged results.Company ProfileBerger Paints Plc is a manufacturing company in Nigeria producing paint, surface coating and allied products for the residential, commercial, marine and industrial sectors. The company has an extensive product range which is divided into decorative/architectural finishes, industrial coatings, marine and protection coatings, automotive/vehicle finishes, and wood finishes and preservers. Berger Paints has a manufacturing plant and distribution centre in Lagos and over 25 distribution points in the major towns and cities in Nigeria. Berger Paints Colourworld is a retail outlet which offers a wide range of products and offers support with expertise and colour development software. Colourworld also offers an advanced automotive tinting system and colour software and carries a supply of paint tools and applications. In 2012, Berger Paints Nigeria Plc partnered with KCC Corporation, the largest heavy duty coating manufacturing company in South Korea. The partnership facilitates the supply quality, durable coatings for the marine and protective sectors. The company was established in 1959 by Lewis Berger, a German colour chemist who founded the Berger Paints’ dynasty in London in the late 1970s. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Berger Paints Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares One FTSE “Snowball Stock” With Runaway Revenues See all posts by Manika Premsingh The UK’s headline stock market index, the FTSE 100, is not in a bad place. It has made gains for the second week straight. They are not the biggest gains ever, but it is about 1% up on average from last week. Why the FTSE 100 index can pick up speedI think there is a chance that the FTSE 100 index can pick up speed during June. The UK opens up fully later this month. If all things go as planned, travel-related stocks will benefit, I reckon. These include airline stock International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG), and hotel stocks InterContinental Hotels Group and Whitbread. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Pandemic-affected stocks are particularly sensitive to news flow at this time. Just consider the almost 6% drop in the IAG stock since earlier this week when travel to and from Portugal was stopped. I reckon the converse can happen too. As an aside, though, I think FTSE 250 stocks are more likely to gain. Not only does the index cover more UK-centric companies, it also covers more stocks that have suffered during the corona crisis. These include pubs and restaurants as well as other airline stocks. But we need to wait and watch what happens next here. It is possible that the final stage of the lockdown may not be extended, which could dampen market sentiment. Lack of updates can make a quiet JuneThis month is also quiet in terms of FTSE 100 company updates. Stock prices have a tendency to rise on good results. And in the recent past many updates are improving. Compared to last year, the numbers look better anyway.Also, companies whose businesses have reopened have got a boost. One of them is the FTSE 100 retailer NEXT, which just increased its profit guidance. Luxury brand and retailer Burberry, too, posted encouraging results. Also, policy support has buoyed results. Real estate companies like Taylor Wimpey, Barratt Developments, and Persimmon have benefited from the stamp duty holiday. Even if there are no positive updates, I gain some comfort from the fact that there are no negatives either. Stocks of healthcare companies and e-commerce-related stocks like delivery companies, warehousers, and packaging providers can see some softening in results in the near future as the lockdown is lifted.Fear of inflation Next, I think high inflation numbers can spook the markets too, as we have seen last month. While price rises have been particularly glaring in the US, which is a market for a number of FTSE 100 companies, inflation in the UK is rising too. In sumOn the whole, I am cautiously positive for the FTSE 100 in June. The final easing of lockdown can make the stock market rally. But that will happen only in the final 10 days of the month. Uncertainty, lack of company updates, and inflation numbers can pull the average number down. Either way, I doubt that it will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy or sell stocks. I continue to base my investments on fundamentals of companies and the economy. Manika Premsingh owns shares of Burberry. 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March 18, 2018 at 1:50 pm Don Lindsey is a follower of Christ, son, husband, father, and a survivor. Originally from Dayton Ohio, and resident of Apopka for six years, Don sees his life as a dedication to his wife, parents, children, and community. March 18, 2018 at 12:44 pm Donnie, you should go to Candy Cats, when they open here in Apopka, and adopt you another cat, as you know you love cats, and can always find another sort of FUZZY, of a different personality, right Donnie? Don Lindsey Hey Donnie, I see that cat place you wrote about, Candy Cats, is opening in Apopka. I don’t know if they are open yet or not, but they are going to be behind Robinsons Restaurant in the mini shopping center behind there, near Jim’s Gold Mine store, I think that is what the ad stated, in this week’s Apopka Chief. They are going to feature cat adoptions and other cat things, I believe, if I am correct……Spring cleaning? Oh Donnie, perish the thoughts, that is a lot of work, and my energy level is already HAD! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here March 17, 2018 at 10:33 pm March 18, 2018 at 3:37 pm After writing last week’s article about spring cleaning, and then spending the week catching up on that cleaning, I realized that there was another key factor in the cleansing process whether it’s physical or emotional that I failed to mention:Taking stock of what’s good in your life and what isn’t.While I did mention that it was important to toss or give away what you didn’t need, I didn’t realize the value of taking inventory until I started sorting through some stuff earlier in the week. It was Monday and the family was still reeling from the loss of one of our cats, Fuzzy. If you’re a pet owner, then you know how much it hurts when you lose an animal. As I was going through some pictures of her that my wife put on Facebook, I happen to see a couple other cats that I had owned and lost. This could have made things worse for me but instead, at that moment I realized how lucky I was to have had those wonderful creatures. I still miss Fuzzy a lot, but that moment of gratitude helped snap me out of the sadness I was feeling and in turn also helped me to be there for my wife and kids who had much more time with her than I had.A couple of days later, I was grumbling about how much I had to do. I still had a lot of cleaning up and projects around the house to accomplish but just couldn’t seem to get started on something without something else popping up. I can’t remember when it was exactly but at some point, I remember thinking about how much my wife does in a day at her job alone and I found myself starting to feel very blessed that I have the things and folks in my life to keep up with. Parents still alive, children that I love watching grow up, a wife that is loving and supportive along with a lot of friends and family made whatever grumpy attitude I had vanished rather quickly.As the week came to an end, I found myself sitting in my bedroom last night thinking about the week and all that happened in it. I didn’t realize that I had spent the week taking inventory of my life and letting go of some of the things that were emotionally getting in the way. Early in the week, I was able to channel my grief for our cat into gratitude for having as many years with her as I did. Mid-week, I was frustrated with the list of things I needed to do but let go of that frustration long enough to appreciate what I have. Going into this coming week, I am looking to take the lessons of this past week and will continue to take inventory of my life by eliminating the negative outlook I seem to have when things get too stressful. If I can accomplish this, then I’ll be able to enjoy the week ahead with the wife off work for the week and the kids home for spring break, something I am really looking forward to.With constantly taking stock of where I’m at in my life, I hope to stay aware of the opportunities to help others that pop up. Whether it’s my kids, wife, or parents, I want to be a positive influence on the environment around me. I can’t do that if I’m too worried about myself and my life. Looks like I just took inventory in the last sentence. I want to be a positive force in my life and need to eliminate selfishness to do that. God bless and have a wonderful week. The VOICE of InspirationBy Don Lindsey TAGSDon LindseyInspiration Previous articleSocial media exchange thefts increasing in ApopkaNext articleReprogramming the heart Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Don Lindsey Reply Reply March 18, 2018 at 1:22 pm Mama Mia Donny, you are at a blessed time in your life. Never forget that Papa God loves you, and each of us like favorite children. I have been blessed with four children, and when I say blessed I am using the word very loosely. Actually, I did have another child, Ruthy Adams was her name. Ruthy was with us for about three years, we loved her, and were going to adopt her, but, when my dear wife, the mother of my children was taken from us by a drunk driver, the dept. of children and families, with a great lack of sensitivity, took her from us and placed her in foster care. My children and I not only lost a wife and mother, but also a daughter and sister. Life at times can be very difficult, even cruel, but rest assured, Papa God is watching over each of us. God bless you and yours Donny, Chaz Please enter your comment! March 18, 2018 at 1:45 pm Mr. Towne, I am sorry to read that you lost your wife, the mother of your children, to a drunk driver. That is terrible, I am truly so sorry for both you, and your now- adult children. My husband has lost two blood- related family members to drunk drivers. Both on his mother’s side of the family. I still say people can never truly understand the emotions involved, until it happens to someone close, that you love, or care about, or in your own family. The sad part of my husband’s uncle’s death was that his uncle only had one arm anyway, and he drove with that one arm. I never knew how he lost his arm before, whether it was war, or some other accident, but he tried so hard that day, to take to the shoulder of the road, and tried and tried to avoid the drunk, that came over the slight rise or hill, and was met with a drunk head- on, on HIS SIDE OF THE ROAD, and he died at the scene, even though he tried his best to avoid the head-on collision, on Mt. Plymouth Road, near where the new parkway comes across now. The other family- related member of my husband, was only 18 years old when he was killed, and it was right after midnight on New Years Eve night. My husband also lost 4 family members in a bad accident on Plymouth Sorrento Road, but there was no alcohol involved in that tragedy, but the tragedy still killed a young dad, mom, and two little kids in his family, a little boy and a little girl, this on my husband’s father’s side of the his family. I am really fearful of Plymouth Sorrento Road now, especially since I almost got hit there, pulling out of the Plymouth Post Office, and have been spooked about that road ever since. Mr. Towne, did you ever get to see the little girl, Ruthy, after the Dept. of Children and Families took her away from you all? Hello Mia, we have 5 cats and two dogs still so we’re good on animals, just tough losing one. I did know that Candy’s Cats did work in Apopka. My wife used to volunteer for them out of a pet shop they were using as an adoption center. Thanks for the comment and God bless! March 19, 2018 at 8:15 pm Mama Mia Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply Mama Mia God Bless You Donnie, God Bless Your Family, and God Bless Your Critters too! I had a strange urge to go to a strange place today. I told my husband I wanted to go find Evergreen Cemetery. I said it is listed as Tangerine, Zellwood, and another article even stated Mt. Dora. I have lived here in Apopka since 1970, and I did not know where this cemetery was, but know of most of them around this area. You head toward Zellwood and turn right on Sadler Rd. near the Baptist church, go down a little ways and bear to the road to the left, Cemetery Road, and go out through the boonies, and I thought I found it, but it was the Tangerine Cemetery. Then we drove on, and found it, and it was the Evergreen Cemetery, that I was looking for. I never knew that was there, either cemetery. It is remote back in there, and so peaceful and quiet, and wow there are some deep deep ravines on past that last cemetery, like a piece of Florida that time forgot. I saw very familiar family names of Zellwood pioneers. Then we left, and on up the road on 441, OMG the construction is underway with too much construction!!! Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 charles towne Reply 8 COMMENTS Mama Mia Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. March 18, 2018 at 2:02 pm Mama Mia Reply Reply Please enter your name here Reply I never knew that Chuck and appreciate you sharing that. You’re so right, life can be horrible at times but it’s manageable when the Lord is with us.
The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Next month the City of Apopka expects to open a $12 million reclaimed water treatment facility that will help to protect and manage precious water resources while meeting increased demands from one of Central Florida’s fastest growing areas.Construction will wrap up within a few days at the North Shore Reclaimed Water Treatment Facility off of Lust Road and State Road 429. The large project – funded with support from the St. Johns River Water Management District and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection – will utilize excess water from the Lake Apopka North Shore Restoration Area to serve Apopka’s utility customers to irrigate lawns, golf courses and other areas.The facility will add up to five million gallons each day to the city’s reclaimed water distribution system.Vogel Bros. Building Co. started construction on the project in October 2014.The facility includes a short pipeline to withdraw excess water from north shore of Lake Apopka – a 20,000-acre wetland restoration area connected to the lake. The water is pumped underneath Lust Road into two, three-acre basins to filter out sediments.Water will undergo additional treatment before it is pumped into a three-million-gallon ground storage tank for distribution. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here Previous articleThese 3 steps will help you get out of debt this yearNext articleNew Retention Ponds at Northwest Recreation Complex Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/49556/exploded-house-gad Clipboard Exploded House / GAD ArchitectureSave this projectSaveExploded House / GAD Architecture Year: Turkey ArchDaily 2003 Architects: GAD Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Houses Photographs CopyHouses•Bodrum, Turkey Photographs: Ali BekmanSave this picture!© Ali BekmanRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. Bodrum is an Aegean, Mediterranean port-trade settlement with a history of more than three thousand years, including Hellenistic, Roman, Ottoman times. An explosion of parts-open plan for outdoor living-passive ventilation-rainwater as a natural cooling system-harmony with the landscape- Save this picture!© Ali BekmanBodrum is a Mediterranean port-trade settlement in the Southwest of Turkey. The area boasts a rich history of over three thousand years, including Hellenistic times. The venerated scientist Heredot was born there and sculptures by artists including Leochares, Bryaxis, and Timotheos were exhibited there and can now be found in museum collections around the world. The outdated codes restrict new forms of architecture being introduced to the landscape. To overcome this and create a more flexible building type, GAD created a house made from three separate buildings – a metaphor for a single building that has been “exploded” into many parts. Each individual unit, which complies with the regulatory size of 75 square meters, is built next to one another with a narrow space in between and is linked by a glass atrium. Save this picture!© Ali BekmanConceived as a single house, each building has a separate function: a master bedroom and bathroom; a kitchen and dining room; and a guesthouse with an adjacent study room. The central glass vestibule acts as the entrance to the building as well as the main living area with 180° view of the stunning landscape and bay made possible by floor to ceiling windows. Operated electronically, the windows have the capacity to slide open flush to the ground, allowing for sea breezes to flood the interior. This innermost space is the focal point of the house and is connected to the three houses by a series of concrete ramps that reconcile the building with the landscape. An additional slope that can be used as a sun deck and for light recreational activities descends to the contiguous swimming pool located on land set at a slightly lower grade from the house. From here the ramp leads down the hillside to an additional self-contained apartment building that is set within the land and hidden from the house above. Save this picture!The open-plan of the main house ensures that it is light and airy, a must in the summer. As a secondary precaution, the roof of the building is covered with pools that collect rainwater. The water cascades from the roof of one of the buildings to the other and is then circulated back round, creating a natural cooling system for a hot climate. The “Exploded House” reinterprets traditional dwellings in the area, yet its angular structure that fits into the clefts in the hillside, remains in keeping with the natural environment and when seen from above the pools mirror the surrounding landscape and the endless vista of the bay and help mask the presence of the building on the hill. Save this picture!© Ali BekmanInterior design: Owner has a vast antique collection, which consist of Hellenistic, Byzantine and Ottoman times. Generally there is always a problem for collectors houses :to turn to a museum.. Info structural conditions like the climate, daylight-artificial light and security become more dominant than the daily life .. Save this picture!© Ali BekmanInterior designer Hakan Ezer successfully achieved to integrate these valuable collection pieces to the daily life without loosing the functionality.. In addition to this, we should not forget the owner couple’s open-mindness and preference of a livable house rather than a museum house.Save this picture!© Ali BekmanProject gallerySee allShow less3rd Prize at Taipei Pop Music Center Competition / office dAArticles2010 Chicago Prize Competition: MINE THE GAPArticles Share “COPY” Area: 5000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeGAD ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBodrumHousesTurkeyPublished on February 15, 2010Cite: “Exploded House / GAD Architecture” 15 Feb 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Hybrid Wooden House / Architecture Studio NollaSave this projectSaveHybrid Wooden House / Architecture Studio Nolla CopyHouses•Kagoshima, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/630857/hybrid-wooden-house-architecture-studio-nolla Clipboard 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/630857/hybrid-wooden-house-architecture-studio-nolla Clipboard Japan Projects Area: 104 m² Area: 104 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” Houses Save this picture!© Yosuke Harigane+ 25 Share 2015 Year: “COPY” CopyAbout this officeArchitecture Studio NollaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKagoshimaHousesJapanPublished on May 17, 2015Cite: “Hybrid Wooden House / Architecture Studio Nolla” 16 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
12 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 August 2002 | News Stock market slump could force charities’ closure or merger AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Read Share slump ‘will kill off charities’ by Rosie Murray-West in The Daily Telegraph. The ongoing drop in the stock market is presenting many charities and charitable trusts with severe problems, according to investment analysts.The asset base of charities could have fallen by more than 10%, Colin Paine of Close Brothers Wealth Management has told The Daily Telegraph. The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association reported a loss last year of £16m as a result of a £20m drop in the value of its investments. Marie Curie Cancer Care also lost £1m last year.Grant-making trusts, a major element of many charities’ income, are also suffering. The Barings Foundation has lost nearly £12m in investment income over the past year. Advertisement
Top StoriesSupreme Court Closes Suo Moto Case Taken To Probe “Larger Conspiracy” Behind Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Ex-CJI Gogoi Radhika Roy17 Feb 2021 10:51 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday closed the the suo moto proceedings which were instituted to examine if there was a “larger conspiracy” behind the allegations of sexual harassment against the then Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. The case titled “In Re: Matter Of Great Public Importance Touching Upon The Independence Of Judiciary” was considered today by a Bench of Justices Sanjay…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Thursday closed the the suo moto proceedings which were instituted to examine if there was a “larger conspiracy” behind the allegations of sexual harassment against the then Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. The case titled “In Re: Matter Of Great Public Importance Touching Upon The Independence Of Judiciary” was considered today by a Bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, AS Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian after a period of 1 year, 9 months. Today, the bench headed by Justice Kaul observed that enquiry panel headed by former SC judge Justice AK Patnaik has submitted a report opining that a conspiracy behind the sexual harassment allegations cannot be “ruled out”. The report also surmised that certain tough stances taken by ex-CJI Gogoi during his tenure could have triggered the allegations. The report also referred to an Intelligence Bureau input that several persons were unhappy with Justice Gogoi for driving the Assam-NRC process.However, since over two years have passed, it is difficulty to obtain electronic evidence. Quoting from the enquiry report of Justice Patnaik, the bench observed that “the veracity of the allegations leveled by lawyer Utsav Singh Bains could not be verified completely due to the limited access of records and other collaborative material”. In this backdrop, the bench closed the suo motu case observing “there is no requirement to keep the case going on”BACKGROUND In 2019, in response to some media reports on sexual harassment allegations against the then CJI Ranjan Gogoi made by a former Supreme Court employee, a three-Judge Bench of Supreme Court comprising of the CJI, Justices Arun Mishra and Sanjiv Khanna had held a special sitting. The former CJI had noted that there was a bigger plot behind the allegations and, that the people who had instituted the same wanted to “deactivate the office of CJI” and therefore, the independence of the judiciary was under very serious threat. In April 2019, a Bench of Justices Arun Misra, RF Nariman and Deepak Gupta ordered that the former Supreme Court Judge, Justice AK Patnaik, would hold an inquiry regarding the alleged conspiracy by fixers and disgruntled employees against the former CJI. During the course of the proceedings, the Supreme Court also considered an affidavit filed by Advocate Utsav Bains claiming that he was offered Rs. 1.5 crores by ‘fixers’ to frame sexual harassment allegations against the then CJI Gogoi. In August 2019, the Supreme Court-appointed one-man panel comprising of Justice Patnaik, holding the inquiry into allegations of “larger conspiracy” to frame Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, completed its task and is likely to submit the report by mid-September 2019. However, till date, there has been no public information available pertaining to the report. In January 2020, the ex-Supreme Court staff who had made the allegations of sexual harassment by former CJI Ranjan Gogoi had been reinstated to services.Click here to read/download the orderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Occupational health research round-up: May 2019By Sarah Silcox on 3 May 2019 in OH service delivery, Research, Return to work and rehabilitation, Occupational Health, Personnel Today Risk of hospital readmission high among discharged Covid-19 patientsPeople discharged from hospital following Covid-19 face a high risk of readmission and multiple organ dysfunction, according to research.Almost… Related posts: Mark Thomas/REX/Shutterstock Short breaks between nurses’ shifts linked to workplace accidentsBeing provided with only a short break, defined as less than 11 hours, between shifts, and working night shifts regardless of the length of break, are both associated with a higher risk of work-related accidents, according to this study of nurses. A quick return to work after a shift break is associated with nurses causing harm to themselves, patients and equipment, whilst night shifts are associated with nurses involuntarily dozing off at work or whilst travelling to and from work. The study is based on data from 1,784 nurses in Norway.Vedaa A et al. “Short rest between shifts (quick returns) and night work is associated with work-related accidents”, International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, published online 16 March 2019.Reducing workplace stress…naturallyExposure to the outdoors and nature at work could be an effective weapon in the stress reduction armoury, according to this interdisciplinary study of urban workers in the USA. Exposure to nature has been demonstrated to have beneficial, restorative effects on the human body and cognition. This study explores the relationship between exposure to nature at work and workplace strain outcomes, demonstrating significant relationships between the former and lower levels of burnout, job dissatisfaction and depressive symptoms.Thompson A and Bruk-Lee V. “Naturally! Examining nature’s role in workplace strain reduction”, Occupational Health Science, published online 5 March 2019.Team behaviour and stress appraisalHow individuals evaluate and cope with workplace stress – stress appraisal – is impacted by group or team factors in additional to individual ones, according to this study of 43 work teams. It concludes that the ability of a team to prevent problems moderates how individuals perceive the stress associated with these problem-solving demands. The authors conclude that there is scope for “stress management interventions to utilise team-level strategies such as leadership development programmes and/or team building initiatives.”Espedido A et al. “Peers, proactivity and problem-solving: a multilevel study of team impacts on stress appraisals of problem-solving demands”, Work & Stress, published online 7 March 2019.Forceful handgrip exposure and RNE surgeryOccupational exposure to forceful handgrip work and hand-arm vibration increases the risk of radial nerve entrapment (RNE) surgery, according to this longitudinal study of Swedish construction workers. The total incidence rate for surgically treated RNE over the 13-year observation period was 3.53 cases per 100,000 person years; those whose jobs required them to use elevated hand-grip force, and those exposed to hand-harm vibration, were at particular risk of this type of surgery.Jackson J A et al. “Occupational biomechanical risk factors for radial nerve entrapment in a 13-year prospective study among male construction workers”, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, published online 8 March 2019.Personal and social factors in rehabilitationA range of personal and social factors have a positive and negative influence on sustainable return-to-work, according to this systematic literature of 79 studies. Factors with the most consistent evidence for a sustainable return following either mental ill health or a musculoskeletal disorder are: support from line managers, supervisors and co-workers, a positive attitude from the individual employee, self-efficacy, youth and a high education level. In particular, the interaction between these factors appears to have a positive impact on rehabilitation outcomes, although the authors call for further research into the role of job crafting, economic status/income, length of absence and job security.Etuknwa A and Eib K D C. “Sustainable return to work: a systematic review focusing on personal and social factors”, Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, published online 15 February 2019.Emotion-regulation and stress perceptionSoldiers in the early stages of their career who have a more developed sense of emotion-regulation report lower levels of stress, according to this study of 492 German soldiers. This group has a tendency to use more effective emotion-regulation strategies, such as reappraisal, the study finds. However, it also finds that emotion-regulation is not a significant predictor of perceived stress for soldiers later in their careers.Schall M and Schutz A. “Emotion-regulation knowledge predicts perceived stress early but not later in soldiers’ careers”, Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, published online 12 March 2019.Balancing work, family and self: the Health-Life AgreementIn recent years, the concept of a Health-Life Agreement (HLA) has been developed as a means of measuring the extent to which an individual balances work, family and self without experiencing negative emotions. This study seeks to develop a scale to measure the construct of an effective HLA, producing four basic categories of life satisfaction: harmonious, carefree, exhausted and non-harmonious. The authors find that harmonious people score highest in positive outcomes such as health-promoting lifestyle behaviours and life satisfaction, whilst those in the non-harmonious group score highest in outcomes such as intention to leave work and aggression in relationships.Gulseren D B and Aycan Z. “Health-life agreement: conceptualization of a new construct and measurement”, Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, published online 5 March 2019.Returning to work after brain injuryEmployers and occupational health practitioners need to address personal and activity-related issues in addition to the medical details of a worker’s case when developing rehabilitation plans for those with acquired brain injuries, according to this Swedish study. For example, personal risk markers for not returning to work after such an injury include being a woman, having a low education level and not having children in the household. Activity-related risk factors include a low ability to look after oneself, an inability to perform usual daily tasks following injury and not possessing a driver’s licence.Materne M et al. “Risk markers for not returning to work among patients with acquired brain injury: a population-based register study”, Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, published online 4 March 2019.Weekend working and depressive symptomsMen and women who work most, or all, weekends, report a higher number of symptoms of depression, according to this longitudinal study of UK workers. Working only some weekends (compared to no weekends) is related to the reporting of more depressive symptoms amongst men, but not women. 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Home » COVID-19 support » Property industry’s self-employed given same deal as employees – but they can still work previous nextAgencies & PeopleProperty industry’s self-employed given same deal as employees – but they can still workThe sector’s small army of self-employed agents, inventory clerks, maintenance freelancers and surveyors are to be given grants of up to £2,500 a month if they are struggling financially.Nigel Lewis27th March 202002,060 Views Chancellor Rishi Sunak last night revealed that self employed workers are to receive the same deal as their directly employed counterparts.The means the property industry’s army of self-employed workers including sales and lettings agents, surveyors, inventory clerks, property finders and property maintenance freelancers can now breathe easier.In a similar deal to furloughed employees, the self-employed will be paid 80% of their average monthly profits over the past three years up to £2,500 a month.“That’s unlike almost any other country and makes our scheme one of the most generous in the world,” said Sunak.It is to last for three months and could be extended for longer if necessary, Sunak revealed.But there is to be one crucial difference between the employee and self-employed schemes. Those working for themselves will be able to claim this grant but also continue to do business.Furloughed company staff, on the other hand, cannot work for their company or even complete training.Several other strings are attached. The scheme is not available to self-employed workers who earn over £50,000 and take a majority of their income from self-employment. The must also have a tax return for at least 2019/20.The news will be most welcome among the growing army of self-employed sales and letting agents in the UK who work for company’s such as Purplebricks, Keller Williams, eXP UK, Accommodation.co.uk and Century 21, eMoov and many others and who are though to number of 2,000 people.We approached two of the biggest estate agencies using self-employed staff, Purplebricks and Accommodation.co.uk for comment but both said they were still mulling what it meant for their business and agents, and said they wanted to see the detail of how the scheme would work before commenting.Industry reactionHew Edgar, Head of RICS UK Government Relations & City Strategy, said: “Our self-employed members, surveyors working up and down the country, were telling us of their concern and worry about the lack of support for their businesses. However, the Chancellor’s announcement today – allowing them to access grants of up to £2,500 based on reported profits – now changes that completely.“We at RICS are pleased the Chancellor has listened to the property industry and introduced this lifeline of financial protection for self-employed and freelance professionals.“There are thousands of self-employed professionals in the built environment, who are just as vital to our economy as SME and large business, so this support will ensure then can continue to operate and contribute to the wider economy now and after this virus has been beaten.”Furloughed employees hew edgar Rishi Sunak Purplebericks RICS accommodation.co.uk chartered surveyors March 27, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021