Los miembros del Consejo expanden su apoyo a Carolina del…

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Recibió un informe y un plan del equipo de trabajo del Comité sobre Desarrollo Pastoral de la Cámara de Obispos relacionado con la Resolución A144 de la Convención General de 2012, la cual pide que se monitorice la inclusión de mujeres y otros grupos subrepresentados en las elecciones episcopales. El Consejo le pidió a la Obispa Primada que instruya a la Oficina de Desarrollo Pastoral que continúe esa labor mediante el establecimiento, en primer lugar, del estado basal de todos los nominados en elecciones episcopales a partir de los datos disponibles en 2012, y luego rastreando todos los porcentajes de todas las personas nominadas para elecciones episcopales en elecciones [celebradas] en 2013, 2014 y el primer trimestre de 2015, así como las consideradas por los comités de búsqueda o nominación de 2013, 2014 y el primer trimestre de 2015. La resolución del Consejo pide también que la oficina revise la regularidad y eficacia del entrenamiento y otras prácticas antirracistas, que informe a los comités de búsqueda y de nominación de asuntos relacionados con prejuicios étnicos y de sexo y que el comité de desarrollo cree, recomiende y supervise los ajustes necesarios en el proceso de transición de las elecciones episcopales. El consejo también le pidió al comité que contemple la inclusión de una carta con materiales relativos al proceso de transición en que se le recuerde a los comités permanentes diocesanos y a los comités de búsqueda diocesanos “la importancia de la auténtica inclusión”.Un resumen de todas las resoluciones aprobadas por el Consejo en la reunión se encuentra aquí.El Consejo Ejecutivo lleva a cabo los programas y políticas adoptadas por la Convención General, según el Canon I.4 (1)(a). El Consejo está compuesto de 38 miembros, 20 de los cuales (cuatro obispos, cuatro presbíteros o diáconos y 12 laicos) son elegidos por la Convención General, y 18 por los nueve sínodos provinciales (un clérigo y un laico por cada uno) por períodos de seis años, además del Obispo Primado y el Presidente de la Cámara de Diputados [que son miembros ex oficio].– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactor y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. 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Gay Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados y vicepresidente del Consejo Ejecutivo, y el Rdo. Terry Star, diácono y miembro del Consejo proveniente de Dakota del Norte, presiden la celebración bilingüe de la Santa Eucaristía el 9 de junio. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg para ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] El Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal convino el 10 de junio en incrementar la ayuda a los episcopales leales en Carolina del Sur y en la Diócesis de San Joaquín, al tiempo que también añadió dinero al presupuesto del Comité Conjunto de Nominación para la Elección de un Obispo Primado.El Consejo también oyó varios informes sobre el desarrollo de diversas iniciativas que serán financiadas en cada una de las Cinco Marcas de la Misión de la Comunión Anglicana, conforme a los objetivos que estableció la Convención General en el presupuesto 2013-2015.Y el Consejo continuó el proceso que ha desarrollado para formular el presupuesto 2016-2018, el cual debe presentar a la próxima reunión de la Convención General en 2015.Ayuda a los episcopales lealesEn respuesta a una solicitud de la Iglesia Episcopal en Carolina del Sur, el Consejo estuvo de acuerdo en expandir en $300.000 una línea de crédito prometida, lo cual pondrá a su disposición [de la IE en Carolina del Sur] un total de $550.000 hasta fines de 2013.Los episcopales en Carolina del Sur han estado reorganizando su vida comunitaria desde fines de 2012 luego de que el obispo Mark Lawrence y una mayoría de clérigos y de líderes laicos anunciaran que la diócesis había abandonado la Iglesia Episcopal.En el caso de la Diócesis Episcopal de San Joaquín, el Consejo convino en proporcionar una línea de crédito adicional de $875.000, para sostener la diócesis leal, hasta fines de 2014.La reorganización en esa diócesis ha estado en proceso desde fines de 2007 cuando una mayoría del clero y de los diputados laicos a la convención diocesana de San Joaquín aprobaron afiliar la diócesis a la Provincia Anglicana del Cono Sur con sede en Argentina.El Consejo estableció un comité del pacto en 2011 para documentar la obra de la diócesis leal de San Joaquín. Ese comité informa regularmente al Comité Permanente Conjunto sobre Misión y Ministerio Locales del Consejo, cuyos miembros pidieron en esta reunión a los presidentes que nombraran un comité semejante para colaborar con la Iglesia Episcopal en Carolina del Sur.Liza Anderson, miembro del Comité Ejecutivo proveniente de Connecticut, lee la lección del Antiguo Testamento el 9 de junio durante la celebración de la Santa Eucaristía bilingüe del Consejo. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg para ENS.Facilitar la elección del 27º. Obispo PrimadoLa Iglesia elegirá un obispo primado en la 78ª. Convención General en Salt Lake City en julio de 2015. El período de nueve años de la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori concluye más tarde ese año.El Consejo actúo en dos frentes para facilitar ese proceso, una movida que fue necesaria porque la Convención General de 2012 añadió (por medio de la Resolución A-105) responsabilidades a la labor del Comité Conjunto de Nominación para la Elección de un Obispo Primado, pero este comité le dijo al Consejo que su financiación, que había sido reducida, no es adecuada para llevar a cabo esa labor.La reunión de la Convención General de 2006 estableció una acumulación anual de $22.000 en el trienio de 2007 a 2009 para financiar el proceso de nominación, y la Convención General de 2009 designó un incremento anual de $10.000 durante el trienio 2010-2012, según una resolución de financiamiento que el Consejo aprobó el 10 de junio. La Convención reservó $630.449 para que el Consejo lo distribuyera entre todos los comités, comisiones, agencias y juntas  (CCABs, sigla en inglés) de la Iglesia. El consejo Ejecutivo asignó una contribución anual de $10.000 para el comité de nominación entre 2013 y 2015, lo cual hace un total de $126.000 en tres trienios.El comité ha dicho que necesita $262.000 para cumplir con las expectativas del canon revisado. Sin embargo, el Comité Permanente Conjunto sobre Finanzas para la Misión (FFM, sigla en inglés) del Consejo llegó a la conclusión en esta reunión que esa cantidad “exigiría más fondos de los que creemos que la Iglesia podría invertir en esta tarea en particular”, le dijo al Consejo Mark Hollingsworth, obispo de Ohio y presidente del FFM.El FFM propuso y el Consejo estuvo de acuerdo en añadir $100.00 al presupuesto del comité de nominación. La adición hará ascender la financiación total a $226.000.Parte de la dificultad en determinar el costo de las nuevas expectativas canónicas es la falta de especificidad respecto a las tareas que se bosquejan en el canon revisado, según Steve Hutchinson, presidente del Comité de Gobierno y Administración para la Misión del Consejo.El canon revisado exige del comité de nominación que desarrolle un proceso que le permita a cada obispo o diputado “expresar su intención de nominar a cualquier otro miembro de la Cámara de Obispos desde el pleno cuando el comité presente sus nominados a la sesión conjunta de ambas cámaras”, que le ofrezca atención pastoral a cada nominado, así como a su familia y a su diócesis y que determine y ofrezca ayuda de transición al obispo primado saliente y al obispo primado electo. El primer asunto incrementaría la cantidad de dinero que el comité de nominación tendría que gastar en verificar los antecedentes [de los nominados desde el pleno] amén de aquellos a los que el comité nomine.Además, “existe una confusión respecto al punto donde termina la responsabilidad de este comité… y donde comienza la responsabilidad de otras partes en la transición e instalación del obispo primado recién electo”, dijo Hutchinson a los miembros del Consejo, añadiendo que “nada de eso se contempla en este presupuesto trienal”.El comité de Hutchinson le propuso al Consejo —y éste convino— que instruyera a Jefferts Schori y a la Rev. Gay Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados y vicepresidente del Consejo, para que nombraran un comité que planifique, presupueste y supervise las tareas de la transición. Habrá $20.450 disponibles para esa tarea, según el dinero que se ha reservado anualmente desde que eligieron a Jefferts Schori.La tarea de las Cinco Marcas de la MisiónLas propuestas sobre cómo abordar la labor en torno a cada una de las Cinco Marcas de la Misión están siendo elaboradas por equipos compuestos por miembros del Consejo y personal de la denominación que también consultaron con personas implicadas en esa tarea a través de la Iglesia.Jefferts Schori dijo durante una conferencia de prensa al término de la reunión que “un aspecto importante de la reunión se centró en el continuo desarrollo de una labor en torno a las Cinco Marcas de la Misión”.Ella resaltó la labor del Cuerpo de Servicio de Jóvenes Adultos y la posibilidad de crear un trabajo de misión de “año sabático” para jóvenes, entre el momento en que terminan en la secundaria y empiezan a estudiar en la universidad o a trabajar, basado en la tercera marca de la misión (responder a las necesidades humanas en amoroso servicio), y en los empeños de las oficinas de comunicaciones y de relaciones gubernamentales de crear una plataforma de Internet para interconectar a personas que participan en todos los niveles de la Iglesia en el quehacer relacionado con las marcas cuarta (transformar las estructuras injustas de la sociedad) y quinta (salvaguardar la integridad de la creación y sostener y renovar la vida en la tierra).Dos o más de los cinco comités permanentes del Consejo se reunieron juntos con frecuencia durante los tres días que duró el encuentro para discutir la labor de la misión y otros asuntos, y el Rdo. Canónigo Michael Barlowe, director ejecutivo de la Iglesia, dijo que esas reuniones “derribaron algunas de las barreras tradicionales de los comités”.“Este Consejo no está a la espera de que la Iglesia se redefina —o se reestructure— ya estamos redefiniéndonos y reestructurándonos como líderes de la Iglesia Episcopal y en las comunidades en su sentido más amplio”, dijo Barlowe durante la conferencia de prensa.En un tema relacionado, los miembros del Consejo convinieron con una recomendación de su comité de Gobierno y Administración para la Misión de formar un grupo “para garantizar la aplicación eficaz, minuciosa y colaborativa” de la Resolución A135 de la Convención General de 2012, la cual, entre otras cosas, compromete a la Iglesia con un trienio de “enseñar, predicar, organizar, promover y edificar  relaciones mutuamente transformadoras con los pobres para concentrar nuestros corazones y la misión de nuestras congregaciones y diócesis en reducir la pobreza e incrementar la justicia económica y racial”.Los miembros del comité incluirán a representantes de los comités del Consejo y de la Convención General, a organizaciones de carácter religioso de la localidad, a personal del centro denominacional interesado en la pobreza nacional y, donde fuere necesario, a expertos externos.“Así como la A135 refleja un cambio radical en la manera que tenemos de abordar la pobreza nacional, estamos fijándonos también en nuevos modos de coordinar ese trabajo”, dijo Jennings durante la conferencia de prensa, haciendo notar que, en la última reunión del Consejo, los miembros pidieron una coordinación semejante de la respuesta de la Iglesia a la Resolución B019 de la Convención, la cual reafirmaba el compromiso de la Iglesia con una paz justa y duradera en el Oriente Medio.A los obispos y los diputados se les preguntará acerca de la ‘solicitud’La Rda. Susan Snook, miembro del Consejo procedente de Arizona, repasó el avance del proceso que sigue el Consejo para crear el presupuesto 2016-2018 que le ha de proponer a la Convención General. Dijo que casi todos los enlaces del Consejo y del personal con los CCABs de la Iglesia estaban preparados para orientar a sus grupos a través de un “proceso de estrategia presupuestaria”.El criterio final concebido por ese proceso también ha comenzado y los informes deben presentarse el 16 de agosto. Snook afirmó que los objetivos concebidos en ese proceso se pondrán a disposición de toda la Iglesia.Snook, que preside el subcomité sobre el proceso presupuestario del FFM, dijo también que le habían preguntado cuál debía ser el enlace si él grupo al cual él o ella estaba asignado no se interesaba en participar en el proceso. “Creo que es una magnífica información para nosotros saber eso mientras nos adentramos en el proceso presupuestario, y enviará su propio tipo de mensaje, sírvanse pues transmitírselo a su CCAB”, sugirió. “A propósito, si alguien no está interesado en hacer una petición presupuestaria, tanto mejor”.Como parte del proceso presupuestario, dijo Snook, el FFM quiere “hacer que la Iglesia participe en una discusión sobre el hecho de que no todas las diócesis cumplen completamente con su fórmula porcentual de solicitud” para contribuir al presupuesto de la Iglesia. Ella resaltó que “no hay consecuencias particulares” en no cumplir completamente con la solicitud.En el trienio 2013-2015, a las diócesis se les pidió que contribuyeran con el 19 por ciento de su ingreso anual para ayudar a financiar el presupuesto denominacional. La contribución anual de cada año en el presupuesto trienal se basa en el ingreso de una diócesis dos años antes, menos $120.000. La lista de los compromisos diocesanos de 2012 y 2013 se encuentra aquí.El Consejo estuvo de acuerdo con una sugerencia del FFM de que encuestaran a los obispos y a los diputados sobre sus ideas respecto a la manera en que el proceso de solicitud podría perfeccionarse con el objetivo de conseguir una mayor participación en el pago la cuota total. La resolución también le pide a la Cámara de Obispos que discuta el asunto de la solicitud durante su reunión de otoño en Nashville.“Susan está absolutamente en lo cierto cuando dice que no cumplir con los pagos no conlleva ninguna consecuencia en absoluto, en el sentido de que no hay sanciones, pero sí tiene enormes consecuencias el no pagar la solicitud”, dijo Hollingsworth al Consejo. “Las consecuencias son que no podremos hacer la obra que Dios nos ha encomendado que hagamos de la manera que concebimos hacerla productivamente en la Iglesia, de modo que ésta es realmente una discusión importante que debemos tener”.En otros asuntos el Consejo:Eligió a Rosalie Simmonds Ballentine, ex miembro del Consejo procedente de las Islas Vírgenes, para servir como representante laica de la Iglesia Episcopal en el Consejo Consultivo Anglicano por un período de duración de tres reuniones de ese organismo. Ballentine fue una de los cuatro nominados presentados por el Comité Ejecutivo del Consejo Ejecutivo luego de una revisión de 11 solicitudes, y resultó electa en la tercera votación. Los otros nominados eran los actuales miembros del Consejo Katie Sherrod, de Fort Worth; Lawrence Hitt, de Colorado y Thomas Little, de Vermont. Ella sucede a Josephine Hicks, de Carolina del Norte, cuyo período concluyó al finalizar la más reciente reunión del CCA en 2012, que se celebró en Auckland, Nueva Zelanda.Ballentine tiene “extensa experiencia en asuntos relacionados con la Comunión Anglicana”, apuntó Jennings durante la conferencia de prensa que siguió a la reunión, habiendo pasado incluso seis años como presidente de los equipos de trabajo sobre la respuesta de la Iglesia al Pacto Anglicano y sirviendo como presidente del comité legislativo sobre misión mundial de la Convención General de 2012.Asignó $535.000 en la última serie de subvenciones del Fondo Constable. Las subvenciones financian iniciativas de misión que no se contemplan dentro del presupuesto de la Convención General. El fondo recibió 22 solicitudes por un total de $1.621.452, y concedió siete de esas solicitudes. Los detalles pueden verse aquí. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL last_img read more

Floodlights or lack of talent result in amusing blooper for first ever Rugbydump Blitz entry

first_imgThursday Oct 18, 2018 Floodlights or lack of talent result in amusing blooper for first ever Rugbydump Blitz entry The response to our new amateur rugby submission competition, Rugbydump Blitz, has been fantastic with a huge amount of entries hitting our inbox. We’re still sifting through them but here are two short videos for you to enjoy. ADVERTISEMENTThe first comes from a guy named Jeff, who insisted that the floodlights were to blame for this blooper, but later gave in and admitted that he was just shite.The match, between Bective Rangers and Railway Union in Dublin, was the quarter-final of the Dr. Kieran Foley Cup in J5, but no matter the importance of the contest, poor Jeff just couldn’t get this one right.You may have seen this second video doing the rounds in the last week after we shared it on our Facebook and Instagram pages to a massive response.It even got the Manu Tuilagi seal of approval with a comment by him on Instagram. Made it.ADVERTISEMENTThese are just two clips that are now officially entered into our new competition, where you can win a share of $5000 and get yourself some great monthly prizes.To find out more and get submitting, learn all about Rugbydump Blitz here.We will post more soon on here as well as on our social media channels. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Amateur Related Articles 32 WEEKS AGO Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down… 69 WEEKS AGO RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round… 69 WEEKS AGO RD BLITZ – Disaster, just when it looked… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Coal mine boss found guilty of conspiracy

first_imgHuntington, W.Va. — Imagine leaving for work. As you walk out the door, you look back at your children, not knowing if you are ever going to see them again.For thousands of miners, this is a daily reality. In the case of 29 coal miners in Raleigh County, W.Va., it is exactly what happened on April 4, 2010. They went to work and never came back.This was the day of the Upper Big Branch mine disaster in Montcoal, only about an hour from Charleston, the state capital. The disaster was caused by the neglect and carelessness of the coal mine’s owners, Massey Energy Co., and specifically the company CEO, Don Blankenship.The disaster actually started before 3 p.m., when an initial explosion occurred. The drill parts on a coal shearer, an essential piece of mining machinery, were broken and got overheated. It was only a matter of time before the hot, broken drill bits hit a methane line, unfortunately not uncommon, and ignited a spark that caused an initial explosion.Safety mechanisms were supposed to be in place, such as lime sprayers to neutralize the flammable coal dust in the air and water sprayers to put out any fires that might occur. All this equipment was broken and unchecked, even though all inspection records stated they were operational. This was a lie, as an investigation found out after years of probing and digging.Well, this is just collateral damage, right? Just the hazards of the job? Not true! This did not have to happen. This should not have happened. Even a report released by Davitt McAteer, lead investigator for the governor’s “independent” investigation team — independent in quotes because Big Coal and the West Virginia governor’s office are rarely independent of each other — found that Massey failed to follow basic mine safety standards and that its corporate culture has always been one of putting profits before the safety of employees.It was also discovered that Don Blankenship had direct knowledge of the violations and in many instances encouraged ignoring them to save the company money, even hiring unlicensed foremen to sign off on supposed “inspections” that never took place.In November 2014, Blankenship was indicted on federal charges of conspiring to willfully violate federal mine and safety standards, conspiring to cover up safety violations, hindering law enforcement from doing their jobs by warning his foremen that the government was coming to inspect, and lying about safety standards at the Upper Big Branch mine prior to the explosion.His case finally went to trial Oct. 7. After a two-month federal trial, which included a change of venue, the verdict came on Dec. 15: guilty on a misdemeanor charge of conspiring to violate mine safety and health standards. However, Blankenship was acquitted on the two felony charges of lying and fraud committed against the mine safety administration.Pat McGinley, a law professor at West Virginia University, commented, “This is one of those unique situations where federal prosecutors are outgunned and resourced by a multimillion-dollar defense team.” (statejournal.org, Dec 10) Although to those not from the Coal Baron class, this is not unique. Repeatedly, coal money wins in Appalachian government.We have seen this corruption for a long time. In the case of Don Blankenship, it has been personified. Blankenship received a “salary” of $18 million the year before the disaster. He was let go from Massey Energy with a $12 million settlement package after the explosion. He killed 29 people and walked away richer than before the disaster.Appalachia is a forgotten region, condemned to disgusting stereotypes in the corporate media that create an atmosphere of uncaring for the fate of the Appalachian worker. While they focus on San Bernardino, Calif., and use it as a pretext to fight and kill innocent people thousands of miles away, the deaths of coal miners here in West Virginia are forgotten as long as the coal barons rake in more profits.However, their families, friends and communities will never forget and will continue to fight for justice. By any means necessary.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Rec Center provides clinics for students interested in the outdoors

first_imgFacebook Luke Morandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/luke-morand/ Twitter Luke Morand ReddIt printThe University Recreation Center is continuing its tradition of providing clinics for people who want to learn more about outdoor activities.The Rec Center began teaching introductory classes for students who want to learn the basics of rock climbing or who have an interest in outdoor activities.Students belaying climbers during the clinic.They held an “Intro to Climbing Belay Class – Climbing 101” at the rock wall in the Rec Center Friday. Grant Steffes, a staff member, was in charge of the introductory class and taught people how to belay.Steffes said the Rec Center started these classes because staff members want to educate anyone who is curious about the Outdoor Center.Another employee at the Outdoor Center Rebecca Buck helped Steffes teach the class. She said the clinics attract a certain type of person.“The type of people that come are people who have come to the wall before or are interested in learning how to climb and the outdoors,” Buck said. “Adventure-type people.”Steffes said the belay class showed a rise in attendance because of an increased effort by the Rec Center to advertise their clinics and classes.Students practicing the belay techniques.Sarah Merwin, a first-year strategic communications major, attended her first clinic Monday. Merwin said she is trying to utilize all that the Rec Center has to offer.“Climbing is something that I’ve been interested in for a while,” Merwin said. “I learned a lot and the staff is very friendly.” The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Incoming first-year students connect through video app TCU A Cappella groups take on semifinals in Los Angeles Luke Morandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/luke-morand/ Love it or hate it, TCU Alert is meant to keep you safe ReddIt Linkedin Previous articleReturn of military equipment causes frustration among some officersNext articleHonors College asks for student input on potential faculty members Luke Morand RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Steffes said he hopes that the clinics provide a source of education to anyone who visits.“I hope they learn something,” Steffes said. “I hope they have fun. I hope we are a resource for them to further ask questions if they have outdoor adventures they want to go on.” Linkedin Twitter The belay classes help students understand more about outdoor climbing. + posts Yoga practicing families become a part of FW film history Luke Morandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/luke-morand/ Luke Morandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/luke-morand/ Facebook TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerlast_img read more

Call for release of China’s “Olympic prisoners” during Vancouver Games

first_img Receive email alerts News ChinaAsia – Pacific March 12, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes As Vancouver prepares to inaugurate the 2010 Winter Olympics tomorrow, China continues to detain human rights activists, journalists and bloggers who were arrested for speaking out before, during and after the 2008 Beijing Olympics. “Dozens of Chinese families continue to suffer the awful effects of the last Olympics because a loved-one is still in jail for using the fundamental right to free expression,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Unfortunately, the International Olympic Committee and its president, Jacques Rogge, are doing nothing to obtain the release of these innocent people, whose ordeal is a stain on the Olympic movement’s reputation.”Reporters Without Borders has sent a petition to Rogge asking him to intercede with the Chinese authorities and seek the release of the “Olympic prisoners” during the Vancouver Games. Signed by more than 1,600 Internet users, the petition urges Rogge “to speak up and to act in defence of free expression.”Reporters Without Borders will hand in copies of the petition at the Chinese embassies in Paris and Berlin tomorrow. The petition also urges Chinese President Hu Jintao to ask the competent authorities in China to release the “Olympic prisoners.”More information about the “Olympic prisoners”: http://www.rsf.org/en-petition34043-Olympic_prisoners.html Follow the news on China June 2, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img Organisation February 11, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for release of China’s “Olympic prisoners” during Vancouver Games News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures RSF_en last_img read more

Line between Limerick and Ennis to reopen tomorrow after flooding

first_imgLinkedin Iarnród Éireann advises customers that the line between Limerick and Ennis is expected to reopenIarnród Éireann advises customers that the line between Limerick and Ennis is expected to reopen from first service, tomorrow morning, 21st March.The line has been closed since late January due to flooding at Ballycar.  A test train will operate today, but no issues are expected.BallycarThe railway track at Ballycar Lough has flooded on a number of occasions in recent years. This flooding has led to temporary closures of the railway line for extended periods of up to 20 weeks at a time, although this closure is not expected to be as prolonged.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Flood waters rose to a maximum height of 1.60m above the railway track during some flood events, despite works which saw Iarnród Éireann has previously raised the track level by 60 centimetres at Ballycar in 2003 to mitigate against the effects of flooding.  In addition to causing disruption to rail services, these flood events also caused disruption to the water supply to Newmarket on Fergus as well as blocking local roads and restricting access to farming lands.Ballycar Lough and its environs lie within a geological and hydrogeological environment where the underlying limestone rock and thin covering of soil and bedrock exposure combine to produce a shallow network of springs, turloughs and disappearing streams.The causes of flooding at Ballycar Lough are mainly the prolonged sustained rainfall in Ballycar Lough catchment and the slow outflow stream of Ballycar Lough located between the swallow hole and the spring.More about transport here. NewsLine between Limerick and Ennis to reopen tomorrow after floodingBy Staff Reporter – March 20, 2018 1713 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email WhatsApp Previous article#BREAKING Thieves use teleporter in Limerick raid on McDonaldsNext articleColáiste Chiaráin thrilled with achievements in association with Limerick Thomond Rotary club Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisementcenter_img Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSBallycar LoughEnnisfloodingIarnród Éireannlimericklinerailway track Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Pike Liberal Arts School goes wireless

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Mathews said going wireless will make life easier for the students and teachers.“The students will have information available at their fingertips,” he said. “They won’t have to go to the library to do research. They can do research right in the classroom.”There is also a financial perk to going wireless.The cost of textbooks will be much less, 50 to 60 percent, and that’s a big savings, Mathews said.“There are many advantages to wireless technology,” but it can’t replace teacher instruction,” he said. “Even when the technology is being individually used in the classroom, teachers will be walking around, monitoring the activity.”Mathew said, as beneficial as the wireless technology will be, he expects bumps along the way and a few hiccups. But those will be worked through and out.“This is the direction education is heading,” he said. “Wireless technology will broaden the scope of education and we’re excited about the opportunities for Pike Liberal Arts now and in the future.” By The Penny Hoarder Published 11:00 pm Friday, July 26, 2013 Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Mathews said the students will be able to complete assignments on their devices and the teachers can immediately access the assignments, grade the assignments and make notes.“Teachers can grade assignments in the same way they would grade with a red pen,” he said. “But, they will also be able to highlight areas and make notes. Rather than just circle incorrect punctuation, they can note the reason the punctuation was incorrect. It’s an outstanding grading option.”Mathews said the wireless connection would also open a line of communication between the teacher and the students on assignments.“We will be using a program called Turnitin,” Mathews said. “It’s an online plagiarism detection, grammar check and grading tool. Troy University uses it and it’s very effective as a plagiarism detector. If a student plagiarizes, this program will alert the teacher to the source and the author. It’s a useful and valuable program to have.” Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Email the author Pike Liberal Arts School is going wireless for the 2013-2014 school year.The PLAS faculty and administration are excited, the parents are excited and so are the students. However, the students’ excitement might be tempered just a bit because Facebook and other social medial will be blocked and cell phones still will not be allowed during school hours.Jeremy Mathews, PLAS technology specialist, said that “going wireless” simply means that laptops, iPads, E-readers and such will have Internet capabilities without having to use wire for the transfer of data. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike Liberal Arts School goes wireless Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel You Might Like Humane Society’s pet photo contest kicks off The Humane Society of Pike County’s 6th Annual Pet Photo Contest is underway and all pet owners are encouraged to… read more Latest Stories “This first year, the students will bring their own devices and those devices can be laptops iPads, Kindles, whatever device they prefer,” Mathews said. “The school has a computer lab that will continue to be available to students, as well.”Mathews said today’s students are hooked into technology and prefer these electronic devices to paper and pencil.“This is the way they communicate,” he said, with a smile. “And, these devices can be great learning tools.”last_img read more

…on the move

first_img Comments are closed. …on the moveOn 27 Feb 2001 in Clinical governance, Personnel Today TomHill has been appointed as senior consultant with William M Mercer, based inLondon. His responsibilities will include advising clients on share schemes,long-term incentives and global share plans. Hill joins Mercer from LaytonsSolicitors where he was head of share schemes and employee benefits.GrahamMcCullough is the new personnel manager at Thomas Swan Scientific Equipment inCambridge. McCullough will implement personnel procedures and training anddevelopment. He will also spearhead a drive to hire 40 new staff in line withthe company’s recruitment plans. He said, “It is an exciting and challengingjob – this is a very forward-looking company.”Telecomscompany Radiant Networks has appointed Christine Hurst as HR director. Hursthas had a successful career in hotels, culminating in the role of personnel andtraining manager at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. She then moved intomanagement consultancy which led her to become HR director of the company whichlater became Bell Cablemedia. Hurst said, “I look forward to the challenges ofoverseeing the HR function in Radiant, which is a dynamic organisation.”EastAnglian HR consultancy Personnel Matters has hired Andrea Emeny as seniorconsultant.Emenyhas held training and development positions with NTL, JD Williams & Co andthe Anglia Regional Co-operative Society.TopjobHarryHayer is the new HR director for the Commission for Health Improvement, thegovernment-appointed body responsible for enforcing clinical standards in theNHS. He has worked in the NHS for 11 years and was previously HR director andlead manager for cancer services at Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust in Cambridge.Addenbrooke’s is a large teaching hospital employing more than 5,500 people.Hayerwill join Gwyn Bevan, director of research and information, and director ofoperations Steve Graham – two other new appointments to the board.Hesaid, “My first goal will be to set up an effective HRM system that will allowthe CHI to carry out its work programme. I also aim to promote the link betweenHR and clinical governance across the NHS.“Inthe past I had been working for organisations that were losing staff, but now Iam working for an organisation that will be growing – it will be a differentsituation but just as challenging.”TheCHI holds assessments, called clinical governance reviews, in every NHS trust,health authority and primary care group across England and Wales once everyfour years.Personalprofile: Lionel FairweatherLionelFairweather is the new HR manager at personnel systems provider Logic SystemsManagement. He began his career in the British Army reserve forces, where hewas a survival instructor. While in the Army he qualified in parachuting,advanced medicine, demolitions and communications.Whatis the most important lesson you have learnt in your career? Treat people how you want to be treated. If your house was on fire and you could saveone object, what would it be?My university degrees would come just in front of my climbing gear.Whatis the best thing about working in HR?I think it is the most varied role in an organisation, that has to manageboth upwards and downwards in order to achieve the business vision. Youhave stumbled upon a time machine in the vaults of your company building. Whichperiod in history would you visit and why?I would therefore love to have the opportunity to see Rome during the 1stcentury AD, to see for myself what processes brought about both the rise andfall of that civilisation.   Ifyou could adopt the management style of an historical character, whose wouldyou adopt and why?Nelson Mandela is a leader I much admire. He saw the bigger picture and inmy opinion genuinely believed in forgiving those who wanted to keep him downand the apartheid system in place.  Whatwould you do if you had more spare time?I would do more mountaineering. I have been on three trips to the Himalayasincluding two attempts on Mt Everest. Whatis your greatest strength?My Myers Briggs profile tells me I am best suited to be a Shaper. I wouldagree with that.Whatis your least appealing characteristic?Perhaps that is something you should ask my colleagues.Whatis the greatest risk you ever took?Watching an avalanche hurtling towards me in Alaska was the result of arisk, but there was nothing I could do about it at the time but wait to see ifit hit me.CV2000HR manager, Logic Systems Management1998-2000 Business psychologist, Psylutions1997-1998 Outdoors Unlimited programmes manager, University of California1994-1996 Senior instructor, LTR Training Systems1993-1994 Consultant and trainer, Catalyst Training and Development1985-1993 Administrator and climber, British Army (Reserve Forces) Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Sickness absence costs employers £12bn

first_imgSickness absence costs employers £12bnOn 1 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Employers’ failure to make an intelligent diagnosis of workplace sicknessabsence is costing them £11.8bn a year and rising. A conference held by Occupational Health’s sister journal Employers’Law inDecember, found there were widespread concerns about the ability of UKemployers to manage sickness absence and worker incapacity. More than 3,000 UK workers will move from long-term sickness absence on toincapacity benefit each week, with less than 30 per cent ever working again,said Stephen Bevan, deputy director of research at the Work Foundation. UK employers spend up to 16 per cent of their wage bill each year onmanaging sickness absence, with up to 70 per cent of the costs attributable tolong-term absence. Mental and nervous illness and gastro-intestinal problems were the largestgrowth areas. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Plans approved at Canada Water

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » Plans approved at Canada Water previous nextLand & New HomesPlans approved at Canada WaterThe Negotiator5th December 20190122 Views The creation of a new town centre at Canada Water in London passed a key milestone as Southwark Council Planning Committee resolved to grant planning permission for British Land’s masterplan, in line with their officer’s recommendation.The Canada Water Masterplan is a 53-acre, mixed-use scheme that will deliver 2 million sq. ft. of workspace for 20,000 jobs; 1 million sq. ft. of retail, leisure, entertainment, education and community space; and 3,000 new homes.With wellbeing embedded into the masterplan, the project will create 12 acres of open space, a 3.5-acre park, a Town Square, the first new high street in London for 100 years and 16 new streets.Chris Grigg, CEO, British Land, said, “We have an incredible opportunity at Canada Water to create a vibrant neighbourhood for people to live, work and enjoy. We’re hugely excited about delivering this exceptional, mixed-use and sustainable landmark development, which is designed to support people’s wellbeing. We thank the Council for all their work and look forward to continuing to work with them and the local community.”The 53-acre masterplan site is likely to take 15 years to deliver.Canada Water Chris Grigg The Canada Water Masterplan community space London December 5, 2019Jenny van BredaWhat’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 2021last_img read more