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Bonnie A. Perry consecrated 11th bishop of Michigan

first_img Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Perry consecrated 11th bishop of Michigan Posted Feb 10, 2020 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Michigan Bishop Bonnie A. Perry celebrates her ordination with her family. Photo: Mechelle Sieglitz-Castelli[Diocese of Michigan] The Rev. Bonnie A. Perry was ordained and consecrated as the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan on Feb. 8 at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. Perry is the first woman bishop as well as the first lesbian bishop in the diocese since it was formed in 1836; she is the 39th woman to be consecrated bishop in The Episcopal Church. More than 3,900 people have viewed the service, which was originally live-streamed and is available on-demand below.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry was the chief consecrator and the Indianapolis Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows was the preacher. The ceremony included prayers and readings in Arabic to celebrate the diocese’s ministries in the local Arab-American community.On Feb. 9, the newly consecrated bishop will be formally welcomed and seated at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Detroit.Perry was elected bishop on June 1, 2019, at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul. Previously, Perry was the rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Chicago, Illinois. Perry earned a doctor of ministry degree from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, a master of divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary and a bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of the Holy Cross. She was ordained in 1990 in the Diocese of Newark.Perry succeeds the Rt. Rev. Wendell N. Gibbs Jr., who has served as bishop since 2000 and retired in December 2019.The Episcopal Diocese of Michigan was established in 1836 and is comprised of 77 congregations and more than 16,000 baptized members. 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Lions Memories – Selection

first_imgFriday Jun 19, 2009 Lions Memories – Selection On the eve of the first meeting in the three Test series in South Africa, we’ve got a short video for you that talks about being selected for the Lions, and what it means to a player to be chosen amongst the privileged few.After a long wait, the time is nearly upon us as the World Champion Springboks host the British & Irish Lions for the first time since they last won a tour, in 1997.Following the initial squad selection, and a few unfortunate injuries, there’s been much debate for the last few weeks about who the starting fifteen will be to take the field in Durban for this historic meeting of rugby giants.We now know the make up of both sides though, as thirty men will kickoff the Test series tomorrow in what should be a fiercely physical contest of mind and body.This video features short interviews from past Lions, legends of the game, talking about how it felt for them to make the prestigious tour party of the best players from England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland. The lineups for tomorrow are as follows: British and Irish Lions: Lee Byrne, Tommy Bowe, Brian O’Driscoll, Jamie Roberts, Ugo Monye, Stephen Jones, Mike Phillips, Gethin Jenkins, Lee Mears, Phil Vickery, Alun-Wyn Jones, Paul O’Connell, Tom Croft, David Wallace, Jamie Heaslip Replacements: Matthew Rees, Adam Jones, Donncha O’Callaghan, Martyn Williams, Harry Ellis, Ronan O’Gara , Rob Kearney Springboks: Francois Steyn, JP Pietersen, Adi Jacobs , Jean de Villiers, Bryan Habana, Ruan Pienaar, Fourie du Preez; Tendai Mtawarira, Bismark du Plessis, John Smit, BJ Botha, Victor Matfield, Heinrich Brssow, Juan Smith, Pierre Spies Replacements: Gurthro Steenkamp, Deon Carstens, Andries Bekker, Danie Rossouw, Enrico Januarie, Jaque Fourie, Morne Steyn Time: 02:44ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Bahrain

first_img News BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Organisation German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors RSF_en Bahrain offers a perfect example of successful crackdowns, with an information blackout achieved through an impressive arsenal of repressive measures: exclusion of the foreign media, harassment of human rights defenders, arrests of bloggers and netizens (one of whom died behind bars), prosecutions and defamation campaigns against free expression activists, disruption of communications. Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest News March 12, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Bahrain News March 17, 2021 Find out more Read in Arabic / اقرأ التقرير بالعربيةUse of filtering intensified in reaction to political unrestAlthough the country has used filtering for years to target political and religious contents (see the Bahrain chapter of the 2011 “Enemies of the Internet” report), since February 14, 2011 – starting date of the rebellion – it has bolstered its censorship efforts in reaction to the unrest destabilizing the Arab world. According to Arbor Networks, Internet traffic to and from Bahrain, as of mid-February 2011, allegedly dropped by 20% compared to the three preceding weeks, which points to increased filtering being used in response to the events occurring in the country. High-speed Internet access was slowed down to hamper the real-time uploading and circulation of videos and photos taken during protests and crackdowns. Authorities wanted to target some accounts on streaming platforms such as Bambuser and social networks, and blocked YouTube and Facebook pages posting videos of the events. A few months later, its was PalTalk’s turn to be blocked. This online audio and video chat group service had a community chatroom, “Bahrain Nation,” that dissidents used to send messages. The website http://twitcam.livestream.com designed to allow Internet users to circulate real-time information on Twitter, was also blocked. On the eve of the first anniversary of the Bahrain uprising, in February 2012, the authorities launched a new wave of repression, blocking independent news sites and notably streaming websites, and once again slowed down bandwidth speeds. The live973.info site, which was streaming real-time footage of an opposition demonstration, was blocked, as was the “Wefaq live” page of the audio-streaming site mixlr.com. Access to the iPhone/iPad app via Live Station’s website was also closed off from Bahrain. This app had made broadcasting possible for TV channels such as Lualua TV, jammed since its launch on 17 July 2011. On February 11, the site Witnessbahrain.org, which had been denouncing abuses, was blocked and its activists arrested. The few deblockings of registered political group websites, Aldemokrati.org, Alwefaq.org and Amal-islami.net, that occurred in early 2012 were nothing but a smokescreen.Surveillance was also strengthened and expanded to include human rights activists and their close friends and relatives. Nokia Siemens Network (NSN) was accused of sharing private netizen data with the authorities. Waves of arrests, deaths while in detention, and mock trialsIn addition to taking these technical measures the number of arrests of netizens and cyberdissidents has soared since February 2011. In September 2011, Bahrain’s Interior Minister announced that anyone posting online messages calling for demonstrations or inciting dissidents to take action could end up in prison. He kept his promise. Among the netizens arrested and later released in recent months are: bloggers Abbas Al-Murshid, Mohamed Al-Maskati and Ali Omid, as well as forum administrators and moderators Fadel Al-Marzouk, Hossein Abdalsjad Abdul Hossein Al-Abbas, Jaffar Abdalsjad Abdul Hossein Al-Abbas, Hamza Ahmed Youssef Al-Dairi, Ahmed Youssef Al-Dairi, Fadhel Abdulla Ali Al-Marzooq, Hani Muslim Mohamed Al-Taif, and Ali Hassan Salman Al-Satrawi. Also on the list of arrested netizens is Hussein Ali Makki, administrator of the Facebook and Twitter pages of Rasad News, a major news source on human rights violations in Bahrain, who was arrested on June 9, 2011. Not to mention blogger and activist Zainab Al-Khawaja (@angryarabiya). Blogger and human rights activist Sayid Yousif Al-Muhafdah has also been reported missing since March 19. The crackdowns have also entered the courts: on June 22, 2011, a military court gave 21 human rights activists and opposition members harsh prison sentences, upheld on appeal on September 27 after a mass trial intended to serve as an example and impress dissidents. Among those tried was blogger Abduljalil Al-Singace, Director of the Al-Haq Movement’s Human Rights Bureau, who received a life sentence. Well-known blogger Ali Abdulemam, thought of as one of Bahrain’s Internet pioneers, was sentenced in absentia to 15 years behind bars. A series of pressures and attacks on journalists, bloggers, and activists has led to increased self-censorship. While seemingly trivial, the following reveals the true situation in the country: several dozen students were expelled from a prestigious school for liking a Facebook page. Worse still, was the intimidation campaign led against Bahraini bloggers and human rights activists. Their pictures were circulated online with the caption “traitors.” Nabeel Rajab, Director of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, is on the front line. Prosecuted and repeatedly assaulted, and despite intense pressure, he continues to denounce the repression that is still rife in Bahrain.One of these cyberdissidents – yet another victim of regime repression – lost his life. On April 9, 2011, netizen Zakariya Rashid Hassan died while in detention, probably after having been tortured after his arrest for “inciting hatred,” “disseminating false news,” “promoting sectarianism,” and “calling for the regime’s overthrow in online forums.” At first, the authorities denied their responsibility, claiming that he had died from sickle-cell anemia. Then an investigation was opened in early January 2012. Two officers accused of having beaten him to death face up to seven years behind bars.Cynicism shown by the authorities and the international communityThe way in which this crisis has been managed exemplifies the authorities’ hard-line cynicism and two-sided discourse, since they are calling for national dialogue and claim to have accepted, in late November 2011, the critical conclusions of an independent investigative commission, yet they continue to wage reprehensible crackdowns on the almost daily protests troubling the Kingdom. Reporters Without Borders has been urging the international community to react by sending a United Nations’ special rapporteur to Bahrain.The money spent by the regime to improve its reputation and the reluctance of the United States to criticize this country in which it has its main Middle East military base has helped to squelch talk about the events and their repression. The Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix, which is scheduled to take place in April 2012, should be the highlight of the communication campaign’s offensive launched by the authorities. It would be a golden opportunity for the regime to regain its prestige and make people believe in an illusory return to normal.center_img Follow the news on Bahrain to go further Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Related documents Bahrain ARPDF – 108.6 KB News Help by sharing this information October 14, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts BahrainMiddle East – North Africa June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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How Many Homeowners Plan on Remaining in Their Homes?

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago April 26, 2018 2,078 Views Related Articles  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / How Many Homeowners Plan on Remaining in Their Homes? Share Save With widespread housing inventory shortages hitting many American metros, one contributing factor cited by some experts is that more homeowners are simply choosing to stay put in their current homes, for a variety of reasons. Now a new survey is putting this trend under the microscope.According to a survey conducted by Bankrate, 62 percent of surveyed homeowners said they had no plans to move out of their current home, whereas 30 percent said they planned to move sometime within a decade. Breaking it down further, 21 percent said they planned to move within 0-5 years, 14 percent said they planned to move within 6-20 years, and just 3 percent said they planned to move, but not for more than 20 years.“One of the unintended consequences of staying put in their homes is the reduced supply of homes being put on the market,” says Mark Hamrick, Bankrate Senior Economic Analyst. “This is one of the underpinnings of rising home prices, which have outpaced growth in wages by a substantial margin.”Of those who plan to stay put, 35 percent said they planned to remodel or renovate their current home sometime within the next five years. This echoes findings reported by the National Association of Realtors earlier this year. In a January NAR report, homeowners are staying in their homes an average of 12-13 years, and that report also noted a significant number of homeowners planning to make renovations or additions to their home during that time.So, what factors are convincing these homeowners to stay in their current domicile? Skyrocketing home prices, unsurprisingly, are playing a major role, as are increasing interest rates. Twenty percent of those surveyed by Bankrate own their home without a mortgage, so the prospect of leaving their current residence and having to face both high prices and high interest rates could be daunting. Nearly a third of those surveyed were in the process of paying off a mortgage loan, with a median mortgage rate of 3.95 percent. The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate is currently 4.73 percent, according to Bankrate.In the latest installment of First American Financial Corporation’s Potential Home Sales model, First Am Chief Economist Mark Fleming spotlighted two phenomena that were making homeowners hesitant to sale. The first was rising interest rates. The second was housing supply shortages—even though homeowners choosing not to sell is only exacerbating this problem.“Potential sellers face a prisoner’s dilemma,” Fleming said, “a situation in which individuals don’t cooperate with each other, even though it seems in their best interest to do so. If sellers all choose to sell, they would all benefit as buyers because they would increase the inventory of homes available and alleviate the supply shortage. However, the risk of selling if others don’t in a market with a shortage of inventory prevents many existing homeowners from selling. The result is prices are further bid up by competition for the increasingly short supply.” in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Previous: The Industry Pulse: Updates on Ocwen, Auction.com, and More Next: The Worst Home Markets for Millennials About Author: David Wharton Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Subscribe Home Prices Home Sellers Homebuyers Homeowners Interest rates inventory shortages 2018-04-26 David Wharton How Many Homeowners Plan on Remaining in Their Homes? 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13-year-old student with autism dies after being physically restrained at school

first_imgDONGSEON_KIM/iStock(EL DORADO HILLS, Calif.) — A 13-year-old boy with autism died in a Northern California school last week after becoming unresponsive while staff physically restrained him, authorities said.The boy became violent and needed to be restrained by staff at Guiding Hands School in El Dorado Hills on Nov. 28 to “prevent the injury of staff and students,” Sgt. Anthony Prencipe of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Thursday.The unidentified student, who was described as being 6 feet tall, 280 pounds and having “severe autism,” became unresponsive while being restrained. A teacher then began administering CPR until a medic arrived, Prencipe said.The boy was taken to Mercy Hospital of Folsom in critical condition and later transferred to UC Davis Medical Center, officials said.The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was informed two days later that the student had died.“EDSO deputies and detectives interviewed the parties involved and are completing a full investigation,” Prencipe said. “At this time, there appears to be no evidence of foul play or criminal intent.”A representative for Guiding Hands School did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment Friday.Founded in 1993, the private school offers education to students ages 2 to 21 in small class sizes from kindergarten through 12th grade, according to its website.The California Department of Education, which has a role in certifying non-public schools meet certain laws and regulations, said it suspended Guiding Hands School’s certification Wednesday after investigating the incident.The department described the private school as one that “educational agencies contract with to serve students with disabilities who are determined to need a more restrictive environment.”“The suspension means the school will not be able to accept additional students. In the meantime, the department is continuing its investigation to see if further action is necessary,” Bill Ainsworth, a spokesman for the California Department of Education, told ABC News in a statement Friday.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Back-to-back meteor showers make this a great week for stargazing

first_imgThe back-to-back meteor showers will give stargazers of all ages several chances to spot some shooting stars right from their backyard this week: https://t.co/IGhkoSYJ3z pic.twitter.com/4Dz1qEIUOx— AccuWeather (@accuweather) October 8, 2019Experts at AccuWeather say your best chance of catching this sight is in areas away from the bright moon and that is less cloudy. Meteors will be visible in all areas of the sky, during the climax of these showers, so the more sky you can see, the better.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. sripfoto/iStock(NEW YORK) — California residents spotted odd lights beaming through the sky Monday night. So naturally, many took to social media to share videos and get answers.What people were observing meteor showers.“The Draconids meteor shower kicks off the fall meteor shower season,” Dave Samuhel, AccuWeather astronomy blogger and meteorologist, said in a statement.From Sacramento to San Diego, people reported sightings of unusual, bright lights appearing to fall from the sky.One man’s dashboard camera captured what looks like flickering lights across the sky, or even little fireballs, while he was driving in Los Angeles. WHOA ANYONE SAW THAT GREEN METEOR IN OCEANSIDE?— A Smol Aardwolf (@AardwolfEssex) October 8, 2019According to AccuWeather, back-to-back meteor showers are peaked on Tuesday night and are expected to continue on Wednesday. And the entire country should be on the lookout for shooting stars. Although these Draconids are considered minor meteor showers, they can still light up the sky with hundreds of these twinkly fireballs, as opposed to the common 10 meteors per hour.Depending on the area you live in, this could very well be your perfect week to stargaze.last_img read more

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What does e give you?

first_imgWhat does e give you?On 1 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today The hype around e-learning might lead you to believe it is a cure for the world’s ills. What difference is it really making to organisations? Sue Clark asks people at the forefront of the intranet revolutionWhat does e give you?Nick HolleyDirector of training and developmentPrudential Portfolio ManagersWe have 3,000 employees worldwide and it is impossible for us to get the right training to the right person at the right time using conventional methods.Using e-learning allows us to provide development with more value and more focus. We use the analogy of the restaurant. Instead of giving our employees a menu of courses we think are good for them and when it is convenient for us, we stock the larder and allow them to take what they require when they need it.There are 760 on-line courses and 90 knowledge sharing networks, which people can reach on our intranet or the Internet. They are divided into 90 learning areas under 11 faculties; together we call this “The I”.E-learning can preclude the shared experience, but The I is a part of a larger focus on performance support which includes traditional courses (details of 3,200 are listed on The I) and coaching. We follow up these conventional methods with short bites of e-mail development to reinforce the learning.We went live in March 1999 and the 500 of our 3,000 employees who can access the intranet (the rest use the Internet) have visited the site 4,124 times, and looked at 113,356 pages. While not a core driver, the success of e-learning contributed to our coming in 30 per cent under budget last year.Richard McGreevyHead of learning distributionCGU InsuranceOur networked training PCs were set up primarily to enable access of technical training to our branch-based staff at a time of great activity – the merger between Commercial Union and General Accident. The key drivers, therefore, were instant and flexible availability of a wide range of modules coupled with the advantages of local delivery of training which reduced time wasted on travel and minimised absence from the workplace.Staff who were used to classroom events had to adapt to greater use of technology coupled with self management of their learning programmes. While the long term cost of this delivery medium is less than traditional means, many staff still hanker for the residential course at the staff college.Our experience shows that delivery to the desktop is most effective for technical training of short duration. Our staff prefer to engage in prolonged learning events on separate PCs set in quieter sections of the office. For the future we see mixed delivery solutions with e-learning focusing on just-in-time training.Sue TolleySenior manager, e-learningLloyds TSBLloyds TSB launched its corporate university last year and with it the launch of e-learning. We want to provide just-in-time learning at the desk, through our web site, accessed through both the Internet and our intranet.Recent developments have included an e-learning familiarisation programme for trainers. This was conducted on-line and trainers learned how to coach delegates and facilitate discussion groups using this medium.It is encouraging that we have more requests from trainers to develop skills in on-line course design and that many see e-learning as an opportunity, not a threat.Two of our residential training sites have cyber-cafés, used by delegates and trainers. These facilities supplement residential programmes and provide the opportunity to experiment and become familiar with e-learning.We are about to launch the first phase of our web-enabled career development tools to an audience of 20,000. This was developed in-house in a short time scale. The web technology provided us with cost effective methods to distribute and keep material up to date.Opportunities for the future include the development of on-line training transactions, testing, and the sharing of knowledge/information that will enable us to improve our efficiency.In using web technology, we have embarked upon a journey, although with the web environment changing at such a pace who knows where this will lead? This is part of the challenge for the function.Neil RodenHR directorRoyal Bank of ScotlandThe sheer pace of change in the financial and retail banking sectors is immense, and to meet these demands, we realised our whole approach to training also had to change dramatically. This paradigm shift means that we require a learning platform that is more flexible, more consistent and accommodates the differing learning styles of our staff.Web-based learning delivers these, particularly self-paced learning, and is a welcome addition to our learning platform.Our on-line learning programme is part of an HR web delivery programme to deliver self-service HR to 20,000 staff through our HR intranet site. A key part of this programme has been a significant investment in a bespoke learning network stretching into 650 branches. This network has allowed the bank to deliver training via the intranet to approximately 7,000 employees.In addition it has streamlined the administration process with functionality such as on-line course booking and ordering of distance learning. This has already delivered a return on capital of over 700 per cent.Another key element in the bank’s on-line learning strategy enables staff to access broadcast events without leaving their branch. The broadcasts, sent via satellite, are viewed using PCs within each branch.Angela GoldbergSenior HR managerLondon Borough of NewhamOnline learning enables staff to address their development needs quickly and accurately. Contrast this to a longish wait for an appropriate course which, by its nature, cannot possibly be individually tailored. Time and money spent on training is thus used more effectively in many cases. People enjoy the privacy of the approach, and welcome the freedom to repeat things until they really understand. It also avoids things like role play which can inhibit participation and learning for some.Alternatively, some have found it a lonely experience and miss group interaction which, in turn, detracts from their learning. Obviously, one key message is that individuals can legitimately choose the method to suit their particular learning style.However, it is also important to encourage experimentation with new things. Comments are closed. 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Voluntary sector calls for leadership training funds

first_img Comments are closed. Most chief executives in the voluntary sector think the Government shouldfund leadership development in support of the sector’s role in providing publicservices, research reveals. The study, published by the Industrial Society and the Association of ChiefExecutives of Voluntary Organisations, finds seven out of 10 voluntary sectorCEOs want the Government to financially support leadership training. The research also shows that nearly 90 per cent of the 236 business leaderssurveyed believe there is a need for more leadership development in the sector.Almost two-thirds of voluntary sector organisations have not provided anyleadership initiatives and the average amount spent on training and developmentin this area is only £600 a year. ACEVO chief executive Stephen Bubb said: “The UK relies on the thirdsector to provide a large percentage of its public services – of the 1 millionsocial carers in the UK, 600,000 work in the third sector. “But unless the Government provides adequate funds, chief executiveswill continue to fail to receive the support they need to develop their skillsand their organisations, and this could threaten the UK’s publicservices.” Bryan Dutton, director general of care home provider Leonard Cheshire,called on the Government to provide training funds for voluntary sectororganisations that provide public services. “The current situation is not sustainable. All organisations,regardless of sector, must receive equal treatment for the public services theyprovide on behalf of the Government,” he said. “Without this funding, services will either deteriorate or voluntaryorganisations will be forced to draw on their limited resources to fund theprocess.” ACEVO has launched a three-day course on voluntary sector leadership, whichwill offer subsidised places to 20 CEOs of charity organisations. www.acevo.org.uk By Ben Willmott Previous Article Next Article Voluntary sector calls for leadership training fundsOn 5 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Utes Add Transfer QB From Texas

first_img Tags: Cameron Rising/Utah Utes Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail (Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The Utah Utes are adding a quarterback to their team via transfer.  Former Texas quarterback Cameron Rising has committed to the Utes.  Written by January 18, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utes Add Transfer QB From Texascenter_img Associated Press Rising will be eligible to play in 2020. Rising is a freshman who spent this past season as the third-string quarterback for the Longhorns.  last_img

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An Open Letter to Katie Hopkins

first_imgDear Katie,Earlier this week, I was amused to follow a friend’s link on my Facebook wall that led me to your recent interview with the Cherwell. Here, you were invited to talk on what appears to be your favourite topic at the moment: how to read into a name.  You seemed to suggest in the interview that Oxford admissions are rightly reserved for a social elite; the pinnacle of a ‘hierarchy’ fortified by the class system. You also made it clear that if you were an Oxford admissions tutor, you would always choose a ‘Cecil’ for your tutor group and would never want a ‘Tyrone’. Now I don’t believe we have ever met before (and you might want to prepare yourself for this), but my name is Tyrone Zachery Steele. I am a young, mixed White and Black Caribbean male from a working class background. And in fact, as the only Tyrone studying at the University of Oxford right now, I think it’s down to me to respond.Now I didn’t know who you were before a quick search and I guess that, even now, I don’t really care. You’re probably not stupid, but perhaps a bit of an attention seeker (as your ‘unplanned’, dramatic swooning in The Apprentice suggests).  I guess that’s fine, if not a little sad. It’s especially sad for all the other Katies who don’t want to have their name associated with a woman who tries to make a name for herself by picking on children and laughing at the plight of the poor. In any case, I don’t think it’s particularly necessary to say why you’re wrong about the plight of single mothers, or why nepotism might just be a bad thing. Instead I want to come back to the issue of names. Perhaps you don’t like my name because someone called Tyrone just can’t be intelligent. You clearly think a lot about this, as one of the things you said in your This Morning interview earlier this month is that, “children with intelligent names are more likely to have intelligent parents.” You also made known in this interview your strong dislike of either “footballers’ names” or “geographical locations”. In light of this latter criterion, however, having a daughter called ‘India’ perhaps brings your own intelligence into question, doesn’t it Katie? Or at least your ability to read a map.   But the real issue here isn’t just your snobbish attitude, whether it’s simply an attention-seeking pretence or not. It’s rather those who are hearing it. By all means, avoid me and my fellow Tyrones in the street. You’re welcome to continue being small minded (although I despair for your children). But when you start vocalizing your vitriol, you damage the self esteem of many working class applicants and aspiring students who might actually believe that the things which you say are echoed behind the doors of, for example, university admission professors. Oxford is trying incredibly hard through access schemes to shed the elitist image you seem to revel in. I myself have devoted a number of vacations to running access workshops in deprived areas of East London. You may think your social ‘shortcuts’ are the best way of putting the right people in the right positions in our future society, but I think it’s more important to show young kids that, even if you are called Tyrone or Charmaine, you still deserve a chance. It’s precisely this which seems to demonstrate how divorced you are from reality. True, Oxford has a large number of private school students – but increasingly it diversifies and this is a testament to the University’s strength and continuing success. So perhaps you should just go away, keep your unsavoury opinions to yourself, and try to find something useful to do, instead of making a career out of being offensive and cruel, and, from what I can see, utterly bigoted. As the Rev’d Dr. Andrew Teal – the tutor who actually did give ‘Tyrone’ a chance here – put it, “everyone who can and has competed for the rare places available at Oxford deserves encouragement and respect”.  Oh and, by the way, I checked: there are no Cecils at Oxford.last_img read more

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