You won’t find any insulation in the walls of architects Yoshichika Takagi + Associates’s House in Japan. Instead, the two-story house keeps warm by taking its cue from greenhouses–large polycarbonate panels bring in sunlight and heat up the space. The architects set up the house so that a sunroom at the core takes in the most sunlight, warming the rest of the house from the center outward. A lovely exposed timber frame opens the place up (we covered a similar design here), and makes the interior of the house match the exterior. Though no insulation makes way for a stripped-down, minimalist feel, we can imagine that it also gets pretty noisy with just wooden walls separating the rooms. Another potential problem? The temperature of the sunroom–anyone who has spent time in a greenhouse in the summer knows how quickly sun-soaked spaces can turn into saunas. Still, it’s a clever idea for low-cost, low-energy living. For more information about the House in … [Read more...] about An Energy-Efficient Home Inspired By A Greenhouse
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Gen X women are the “forgotten middle child” in the workplace, sandwiched between the baby boomers and millennials. Each is twice as large as the gen X workforce, and often twice as vocal about their achievements. advertisement advertisement According to data from the Development Dimensions International and The Conference Board’s Global Leadership Forecast, millennial women show a greater understanding of their future career path as leaders within their organization compared to gen X women. Millennial women leaders are also more likely than their gen X peers to indicate that they are advancing in their careers at an acceptable rate, according to the report. “Gen X women are caught in a ‘no woman’s land’ in the workplace,” says Tacy M. Byham, PhD, CEO of Development Dimensions International, a global leadership consultancy. It’s no surprise that gen X women feel squeezed between two generations. There were only 45 million … [Read more...] about Are Gen X Women Being Squeezed Out Of The Workplace?
Pakistan has condemned as "regressive and discriminatory" India's Citizenship Amendment Bill and called it a "malafide intent" by New Delhi to "interfere" in the affairs of neighbouring countries.The Lok Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees coming from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan after facing religious persecution there, a little past midnight on Monday.According to the proposed legislation, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities, who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014 and facing religious persecution there, will not be treated as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship.Close Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) in a statement issued post mid-night said: "We condemn the legislation as regressive and discriminatory, which is in violation of all relevant international conventions and norms, and a glaring attempt by India to interfere … [Read more...] about Pakistan condemns CAB, calls it India’s attempt to interfere in neighbouring countries
Responding to the US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)'s statement on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the Ministry of External Affairs on December 10 said that it regrets the "inaccurate and unwarranted" comments made by the organisation."We regret the inaccurate and unwarranted comments made by USCIRF on CAB. They have chosen to be guided by their prejudices and biases on a matter on which they have little knowledge and no locus standi," the MEA statement said.Also Read |Why the Citizenship Amendment Bill does more harm than goodClose Earlier on December 10, the USCIRF had said that the Bill is a "dangerous turn in wrong direction" and sought American sanctions against Home Minister Amit Shah if the bill is passed by both Houses of the Indian Parliament. related news YSRCP raises in Rajya Sabha delay in GST revenue loss compensation Capital punishment only way to curb rapes: Congress Also Read | What is the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill … [Read more...] about Citizenship Amendment Bill: USCIRF statement ‘inaccurate and unwarranted’, says Centre
The Shiv Sena, in an editorial in its mouthpiece, 'Saamana', questioned the Centre on whether "selective acceptance" of Hindu illegal immigrants will act as a trigger for a religious war in the country ahead of the tabling of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Lok Sabha on December 9.The saffron party also accused the Centre of apparently doing an "invisible partition" of Hindus and Muslims over the bill.The Uddhav Thackeray-led party also said "vote bank politics" under the garb of the bill (CAB) is not in the interest of the country.Close Senior party leader Sanjay Raut, who is a Rajya Sabha MP, said that while "illegal intruders must be thrown out and immigrant Hindus must be given citizenship", they should not be given voting rights to "give rest" to allegations of "creating vote bank". related news BJP's Vijayvargiya slams Mamata Banerjee over her opposition to CAB, NRC Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: Which regions have been exempted and why YSRCP … [Read more...] about Citizenship Amendment Bill: Shiv Sena accuses Centre of ‘invisible Hindu-Muslim partition’