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Alabama elects Glenda Curry bishop coadjutor

first_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel House of Bishops, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Alabama elects Glenda Curry bishop coadjutor Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Jan 20, 2020 Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Tags Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Elections, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Women’s Ministry Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Rev. Glenda Curry was elected bishop coadjutor on Jan. 18. Curry is the first woman elected to lead the Diocese of Alabama and she will become the diocese’s 12th bishop. Photo: Sarah Sexton Photography[Diocese of Alabama] The Rev. Glenda Curry was elected bishop coadjutor to become the 12th diocesan bishop at the electing convention held on Jan. 18 at the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham. Curry is the first woman elected bishop in the Diocese of Alabama. She will succeed the Rt. Rev. John McKee Sloan upon his retirement at the end of 2020.To be elected, a candidate needed to receive a simple majority of votes from both clergy and lay delegates, voting separately on the same ballot round. Curry was elected on the second ballot, receiving 77 clergy votes and 127 lay votes.“We are grateful for the hard, faithful work of all the people involved in the search process,” said the Rev. Candice Frazier, president of the Standing Committee. “We are excited about the experience that the Rev. Curry brings to this ministry, and we will continue to support her and her family with love and prayer as we are guided by the Holy Spirit on this journey.”In addressing the gathering, Curry said “I’m overwhelmed and I’m humbled. I know that we can do whatever God points us to do, with God’s help. And that’s what I’m going to count on, your help and God’s help.”Curry serves as the rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Birmingham. She has served as the rector of Epiphany Episcopal Church in Leeds. Prior to her ordination, Curry served as the president of Troy State University in Montgomery. She received her M.Div from the University of the South, Sewanee, in 2002. Curry is married to Dr. William Curry, a professor of medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, and they are the parents of two adult children.According to the canons of The Episcopal Church, all bishop elections must receive the consent of a majority of diocesan bishops and diocesan standing committees. Following a successful consent process, Curry will be ordained and consecrated bishop on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at the Cathedral Church of the Advent, Birmingham, by the Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books last_img read more

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Huerto / Soeda and associates Architects

first_imgCopyHouses, Apartments, Residential•Japan Huerto / Soeda and associates ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHuerto / Soeda and associates ArchitectsSave this picture!© Takumi Ota+ 36Curated by Hana Abdel Share Japan Area:  699 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Huerto / Soeda and associates Architects Architects: Soeda and associates Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/962989/huerto-soeda-and-associates-architects Clipboard “COPY” Photographs:  Takumi OtaArchitect:Takayuki SoedaStructure Engineers:Matou Structural EngineersCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Takumi OtaRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade Panels in Fonsanta RestaurationPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building ElementsResidential ApplicationsLunawoodLunawood Thermowood Façade and Decking in Project ÖBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxText description provided by the architects. An apartment building is generally divided in two types of areas, namely exclusively-owned areas and communal areas, and can be expressed by a diagram composed of common hallways, exclusively-owned area and balconies. This type of diagram makes it easier to place apartment units in rational and effective manners and respect each other’s privacy, but one may feel cramped and confined in a building with floor plans based on this kind of simply divided diagram like this.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaSave this picture!Plan – 1st floorSave this picture!© Takumi OtaSave this picture!© Takumi OtaOn the other hand, one may observe a block in a residential area and find that balconies and gardens of apartment buildings and detached houses can be entirely seen from the street. While the situation may vary in each area, one can more or less get a glimpse of life inside the building from the street, and this kind of condition alleviates the sense of confinement in the building. Our idea was to creating an apartment building composed of a series of spaces divided by “weak” boundaries, by incorporating this kind of condition in communal areas.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaSave this picture!Section 02The apartment building is composed of housing units placed around the courtyard in a U-shape. Unit A has a large opening facing the courtyard. Windows in Unit C and Unit E are installed carefully in order to avoid looking into each other’s homes. Common hallways and common stairs have large and small windows open toward the courtyard. Balconies of Unit C and Unit D are also connected to the common stairs through small windows, providing a sense of openness in the same way as balconies and gardens in the surrounding residential blocks. Various spatial relationships are created throughout the building by effectively installing windows in places where natural light and wind should be provided in both communal and privately-owned areas.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaProject gallerySee allShow lessMit Chit House / Looklen ArchitectsSelected ProjectsAnnerley House / zuzana&nicholasSelected Projects Share Projectscenter_img 2014 Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/962989/huerto-soeda-and-associates-architects Clipboard Photographs “COPY” Year:  ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeSoeda and associates ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingApartmentsBuildingsResidentialApartmentsResidential ArchitectureOn FacebookJapanPublished on June 09, 2021Cite: “Huerto / Soeda and associates Architects” 08 Jun 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Shelter Scotland on Foursquare

first_img Advertisement 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.  55 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Digital YouTube Shelter Scotland on Foursquare Howard Lake | 28 October 2011 | News In July 2011 Shelter Scotland began using Foursquare to promote some of its charity shops.Visitors to its eight Edinburgh shops could acquire exclusive access via Foursquare to make lists of their favourite places, write reviews, take photographs of items and share them with friends. In return they could claim Foursquare specials to get free rewards and discount, as well as the chance to collect eight limited edition badges by renowned designer Stina Jones.http://foursquare.shelter.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  56 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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UK tests house-to-house in hunt for new COVID-19 variant

first_img TAGS  Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 2, 2021 Pinterest Twitter UK tests house-to-house in hunt for new COVID-19 variant Pinterest LONDON (AP) — England has begun house-by-house COVID-19 testing in some communities as authorities try to snuff out a new variant of the coronavirus before it spreads widely and undermines a nationwide vaccination program. Authorities want to reach the 80,000 residents of eight areas where the variant, first identified in South Africa, is known to be spreading because a handful of cases have been detected among people who have had no contact with the country or anyone who traveled there. Officials are dispatching home testing kits and mobile testing units in an effort to reach every resident of those communities. It is “critical” for everyone in these areas to stay at home unless travel is absolutely essential, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said. “Our mission must be to stop its spread altogether and break those chains of transmission,” Hancock told the House of Commons on Tuesday. Public health officials are concerned about the variant first identified in South Africa because it contains a mutation of the virus’ characteristic spike protein that existing vaccines target. The mutation may mean the vaccines offer less protection against the variant. As the door-to-door testing drive got underway, Public Health England also said scientists had discovered the same spike protein mutation in 11 cases involving another variant that is now the most prevalent form of the virus in England. The mutation had not previously been detected in the so-called Kent variant, named for the English county where it was first identified. Britain’s government announced in December that the country had to introduce tougher restrictions to control the rapid spread of the Kent variant, which first was discovered a few months earlier in southeast England. Authorities were alarmed by how fast it spread, saying it was more contagious than existing coronavirus variants. No conclusive evidence has emerged to show the Kent variant causes more serious COVID-19 cases or deaths. Dozens of nations around the world imposed bans on travel from the U.K. as cases multiplied in England, but the variant nevertheless has turned up in numerous countries. While viruses mutate constantly, most of the changes cause little concern. But scientists are closely tracking mutations in the virus that causes COVID-19 to make sure they quickly identify variants of concern. Dr. Julian Tang, a clinical virologist at the University of Leicester, said recent discovery of the spike protein mutation in the Kent variant was a “worrying development, though not entirely unexpected.” “Closing borders/restricting travel may help a little with this, but there is now probably already a sufficient critical mass of virus-infected people within the endemic U.K. population to allow this natural selection/evolution to proceed — as this report suggests — so we really need to stick to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions as much as possible,” Tang said in a written statement. In recent weeks, scientists also identified new, more contagious variants in South Africa and Brazil, both of which contained the spike protein mutation. In hopes of preventing those variants from becoming widespread in Britain, the government has barred travel from South Africa, South America and Portugal, a popular European transit point for travelers from South America. The discovery that the variant from South Africa is spreading in the community has led to calls to shut the U.K.’s borders to all international travelers or to require a 14-day hotel quarantine for everyone entering the country. But closing the borders isn’t sustainable, said Professor Andrew Hayward, a professor of infectious disease epidemiology at University College London. “You can think about completely shutting the borders or having quarantine, (but) what’s the end game in that?’’ Hayward told Sky News. “Is that something that you’re going to do forever, because it looks like these strains may continue to arise in the long term? So we need some sort of sustainable strategy, and I think that’s very difficult for politicians to think about that.” ———— Follow all of AP’s pandemic coverage at h ttps://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic, https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-vaccine and https://apnews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreakcenter_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Local NewsWorld News Previous articleDolly Parton on Super Bowl commercial and COVID-19 vaccineNext articleHendrick signs 2 sponsors for Kyle Larson’s return to NASCAR Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Gardai arrest disqualified driver

first_img Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Twitter Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – December 27, 2020 Pinterest Gardai have arrested a driver who was driving whilst disqualified.Letterkenny Gardaí discovered that a driver was disqualified from driving last night with the aid of the mobility app.Gardai say the driver was arrested, charged and now faces a Court appearance, whilst they have urged drivers not to take risks when it comes to road safety. Gardai arrest disqualified driver WhatsAppcenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleAnimals in Need Donegal retrieve sheep from Donegal BayNext articleDonegal Bingo player wins four-figure sum News Highland Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebooklast_img read more

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Wishing for a wild raccoon

first_img That has never been more evident to me than on Christmas night when my nine-year-old grandson was walking into doors and stumbling up steps with only the tuff of blond hair visible as he was connected to an iPod and oblivious to the merriment of Christmas all around him.What stark contrast that was to just a few days before when we were in the mountains and he was hiking rocky trails, fishing his granma out of an icy mountain stream, plucking pine cones from high in a tree and cupping his hands over his mouth giving “crow” calls that bounced off the mountains right back to him. Like a wild raccoon.Makes me wonder if we are giving our children too much and leaving them with too little. Wishing for a wild raccoon Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Some years back, Sis, Tater Bug and I were on our way to Colorado. The “old” among us thought it would be fun to have a picnic in the shadows of the Gateway Arch. But, no, Tater Bug didn’t want to stop.“But you want to see the Gateway Arch,” we said in an effort to entice him.“I’ve already seen it.”“No, you haven’t.” Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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 HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 Skip By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 11:56 pm Saturday, January 3, 2009 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder “Yes, I have. On TV.”And, children have “seen” it all. But too often they have not experienced “it” with wide-eyed wonder. Like a wild raccoon.Maybe I was “deprived” as a child. We only took two family vacations. One to Louisiana to visit an air corps buddy of Daddy’s and another destined for Dayton Beach. We never made it to Daytona. After we toured the Old Jail at St. Petersburg, Daddy had seen enough of Florida. He turned the car around and took us back to Ida Cason Calloway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga.But, when I did get a chance to “experience” the world outside of home, it was with wide-eyed wonder.When I was 11 years old, Daddy said I could go off to Camp Grandview north of Montgomery. Mama said I was too young to go that far from home. But what Daddy said, went. I went.A month before my date of departure, I got a brochure in the mail detailing everything I was to bring – towels, wash cloths, toothpaste, toothbrush, insect repellent – things like that. I was so excited. I read and reread that brochure so many times that the folds were as sharp as a razor blade.I can still remember the thrill of standing at the top of the 100 steps to the swimming pool and knowing that I was finally there in a big, new world.And, when I saw the Gulf of Mexico for the first time, it actually took my breath away.And, years later, when I peeped out of a sleeping bag at sunrise to see the Teton Mountains for the first time, it was such an awesome sight that I couldn’t keep my eyes from filling with tears.Over the years, there have been many wild raccoon experiences in my life – things as simple as lying in the pasture at night looking at the stars or hearing Aunt Beatie singing as she came around the corner of the house or when Mama plugged in the lights on the Christmas tree for the first time each year. So many wonderful wild raccoon experiences and I cherish each and every one of them.Now, the words “New Year’s resolutions” are not part of my vocabulary. I’m toting around about 40 extra pounds as testimony to that. So I don’t make resolutions. But if I could have any wish for the New Year 2009, it would be that each of us could experience life as a wild raccoon.What an awesome year that would be. Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Article You Might Like Old folks ought to stay at home Lying on a bed of hard rocks with icy water from the mountain stream running over me, I could hear… read more Eliot Wigginton of “Foxfire” fame published a book titled “I Wish I Could Give My Son a Wild Raccoon.”Wigginton’s wish for his “son” was that he could experience the same wide-eyed wonder of childhood innocence that those of us, on whom gravity is exerting a heavy tug, experienced.In giving our children, what we never had, in essence “the world,” perhaps, we have robbed them of its wonders. Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more

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Investigators use genetic genealogy to arrest suspect in cold case of 1987 double murder

first_imgChalabala/iStock/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) — Investigators in Washington state have used the same genetic genealogy methods to catch a suspect in a 1987 double murder cold case that was used to catch the “Golden State Killer.”William Earl Talbott II, 55, was arrested in Seattle Thursday and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 18-year-old Tanya Van Cuylenborg.Van Cuylenborg and her boyfriend, 20-year-old Jay Cook, were found dead in two separate locations in western Washington in November 1987 after they left their home in Victoria, British Columbia, for an overnight trip to Seattle, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.The purpose of the trip was to buy furnace parts for Cook’s family business, and the two planned to sleep in their 1977 bronze Ford van in Seattle’s SoDo district overnight, ABC Seattle affiliate KOMO reported.They were last seen alive after taking a ferry to Seattle, authorities said. Their families filed a missing persons report two days later when they did not return home, KOMO reported.Talbott, who would have been 24 at the time of the murders, was identified through the use of genetic genealogy, which uses DNA testing in combination with traditional genealogical methods to establish the relationship between an individual and their ancestors, according to the sheriff’s office.A successful identification for Talbott was established with the assistance of Virginia-based DNA technology company Parabon NanoLabs, authorities said. A digital file containing DNA data derived from the crime scene was uploaded to public genealogy website GEDMatch, and “promising matches were found for two of the suspect’s relatives,” according to the sheriff’s office.Genealogists then deduced Talbott’s identity, and police acquired a DNA sample from a cup he had used, authorities said.“We never gave up hope that we would find Jay and Tanya’s killer,” said Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary. “Yesterday’s arrest shows how powerful it can be to combine new DNA technology with the relentless determination of detectives.”This is the first time a murder suspect has been arrested using Parabon’s genetic genealogy service, which just became available less than two weeks ago, authorities said.Talbott could be arrested for Cook’s murder as well, KOMO reported. Investigators are continuing to gather and process evidence related to Cook’s death, authorities said.Detectives believe Talbott was living at his parent’s residence near Woodinville in 1987, about seven miles from where Cook’s body was found.The sheriff’s office is asking anyone who knew Talbott or knew of his activities in 1987 or 1988 to notify authorities.Talbott made his first court appearance on Friday afternoon. He pleaded not guilty and is being held on $2 million bail, KOMO reported.ABC News could not immediately reach Talbott for comment.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Pay roll-up obscures true employment costs

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Pay roll-up obscures true employment costsOn 11 May 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Rolled-up holiday pay can give an unfair advantage to temporary agenciesusing the practice and obscure costs to clients and staff, according torecruitment firm Reed Executive. The company, which does not roll up holiday pay, complained that thepractice creates an unbalanced market for temporary staff and was unfair onboth staff and clients. “Unfortunately, within the UK recruitment industry it is commonpractice for agencies to pay rolled-up holiday pay,” said Joan Edmunds,legal director of Reed Executive. “This can give such agencies acompetitive edge as temporaries believe they are receiving a higher rate of paywithout realising they will not be paid when they take their holiday. If thispractice remains widespread then Reed may be forced to reconsider its position.”We will be watching the outcome of the case [before the ECJ] with someinterest,” said Edmunds. “Reed temporaries receive holiday pay whenthey take their holiday entitlement. This encourages them to take their holidayin accordance with health and safety objectives of the legislation. Reed standsin favour of any judgment that protects temporary workers and clients. “If the judgment goes in favour of temporary workers and againstrolled-up pay, then some agencies may find themselves having to pay out holidaypay on top of what they are already paying to their temporaries – an additionalcost they should not pass onto employers.” Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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Somerville College announces new postgraduate scholarship for refugees

first_imgSomerville College has announced that it is launching a new refugee scholarship. “The JCR wholeheartedly supports this scholarship because we believe that excellence is excellence and can be found in all pockets of the world and, as a college, we want to offer all those who can flourish at Somerville the opportunity to do so. “Lotte Labowsky, a classicist and a Jewish woman from Germany, escaped her native country after Hitler came to power and became a Fellow here at Somerville. She was one of a number of eminent German scholars, persecuted under the Nazi regime, who were assisted by Somerville. Her connection with us lasted until her death in 1991. While the programme will only be launched in the interests of postgraduate studies, there are hopes to expand and include undergraduate study at a later date. According to the UNHCR, while half of refugees worldwide are under 18, only 3 per cent enter higher education, with funding being a major barrier. The college first accepted men in 1994. The College also announced plans to seek recognition as a College of Sanctuary. The scheme involved pledging to provide the most welcoming and accessible environment possible for refugees and asylum seekers. Somerville’s scholarship will be funded through donations from alumni, friends. The college announced the plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign in February to maximise the support that can be offered. “The MCR is proud that we as a college are able to support such a scholarship and we look forward to welcoming our new scholars in the near future!” “We recognise that the circumstances into which you are born are factors beyond one’s own control and have a great impact on your life. It intends to provide support to “outstanding scholars” whose education has been disrupted by forced migration. center_img Talisha Ariarasa, Somerville’s JCR President, said that “Inclusivity is in the fabric of who we are as a college and is a value we as a JCR work hard to uphold. The new scholarship reflects the efforts across Oxford University to support refugees. Somerville joins Mansfield College who have also announced plans to create a new refugee scholarship and apply for College of Sanctuary status. A student-led initiative, the Oxford Students Refugee Campaign, has also provided financial support for seven refugee students at Oxford. Somerville’s principal, Jan Royall, said: “Somerville and the University of Oxford have a proud tradition of offering refuge to those fleeing persecution and violence around the globe. Andrew Wood, president of Somerville’s MCR, said: “Somerville has always been a place that strives to include the excluded. The scholarship will offer a fully funded place to study at Somerville on a postgraduate programme from October 2020. “I am delighted that we are building on that tradition by offering an opportunity to a student to achieve their full potential at Somerville. In recent years, the college has worked hard to engage with refugees in our local community, and I look forward to strengthening that further as we apply for College of Sanctuary status.” Somerville Hall was founded in 1879, named in honour of Scottish scientists, Mary Somerville. In 1894, it became the first women’s hall to adopt the name of college. In 1920 the University of Oxford granted women the right to matriculation and to all degrees. Somerville presented its first candidates for matriculation and for degrees in October of the same year. “We look forward to continuing to support refugee causes and are excited to welcome our new scholars with open arms.” last_img read more

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The Revivalists’ George Gekas To Host December Residency At The Maple Leaf In New Orleans

first_imgThe Revivalists is one of the hottest touring bands right now, selling out venues across every city in their national tour. While not on the road with the band, some members like to keep busy with their own musical configurations. Such is the case for bassist George Gekas who will host a residency at New Orleans’ own Maple Leaf every Wednesday for the rest of December. With the holidays near, the weekly showcases will feature several bands that members of The Revivalists have formed with their NOLA-based musical friends and family that only have a chance to play a few times per year.Starting next week on December 14, Gekas will host fellow Revivalist member Ed Williams and his band RumpleSTEELskin for his annual Birthday Bash celebration. Expect funk, rock, and a reason to dance with the pedal steel guitar player and his band featuring keyboardist Michael Girardot (The Revivalists) and drummer David Shirley (The Cardinal Sons).The following week, on December 21st, Gekas will welcome saxophonist Rob Ingraham (another Revivalist) for their own Space & Harmony project, along with Naughty Professor guitarist Wild Bill Daniel and drummer Sam Shahin. Yes, please and thank you.The ultimate throwdown will take place on December 28th, when George Gekas presents the Jam of Fools, featuring Wild Bill Daniel, David Shirley, and Isaac Howard Eady.It doesn’t get any more “All In The Family” than this, as members of The Revivalists are known to play with one another all the time outside of their band’s extensive tour schedules. If the past is any indication, expect some big surprises from George Gekas and his month-long residency at the Maple Leaf. For tickets and information, head to the venue’s website.last_img read more

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