Provide clergy, laity training to prevent violence, say Anglican women

first_img 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 Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, Tags Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA Women’s Ministry Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN 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 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Anglican Communion News Service] Women from around the Anglican Communion have called for clergy and laity to receive training to “recognize violence and to address it effectively.”In a statement from the Anglican delegation to the U.N.’s Commission of the Status of Women, the international group urged the churches of the Anglican Communion to do whatever they could to address violence against women and girls in their communities.“It is a proven fact that violence against women and girls adversely impacts all of society,” the statement said.“Violence against women and girls is a cause and consequence of gender inequality and gender injustice, compounded by numerous forms of discrimination. The church worldwide must be part of the solution.”The delegation of Anglican women from 16 countries around the world urged all churches of the Anglican Communion:1. to continue and build on the positive work already being undertaken towards the eradication of violence against women and girls;2. where silence and inaction persist, to end it. Speak out and begin the work;3. to include men and boys as an integral part of seeking solutions to, and eradicating violence against women and girls;4. to implement Anglican Consultative Council Resolutions 15.07 on gender-based and domestic violence1 and 15.10 on the trafficking of persons;5. to encourage churches at parish level to become places of refuge and safety and participate actively in addressing violence against women and girls; and6. to create awareness and provide training for clergy and the laity to recognize violence and to address it effectively.For the full statement see below. Statement from the Anglican Communion Delegation at the 57th Session of theUnited Nations Commission on the Status of Women, March 2013A Call to Raise our Voices; Faith in ActionLearn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed.Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.Isaiah 1.17We, the Anglican Communion delegation of women from 16 countries, gathered in New York, 4 to 15 March 2013, to participate in the 57th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW57). The priority theme for UN CSW57 was ‘The Elimination and Prevention of All Forms of Violence against Women and Girls’.As women of faith and representing the diversity of the Anglican family of Churches, we observed the proceedings of UN CSW57 and listened to a wide range of speakers. Where possible we met face to face with our country missions to the UN in order to advocate directly with them on behalf of women and girls in our different regions. We also participated in a full programme of UN and non-governmental side events dedicated to the priority theme. These meetings and side events gave us an opportunity to learn, and to share insights and concerns from our home contexts with government representatives, members of other church and faith traditions and non-governmental organisations, We were also able to share with others the progress we have made in many of our Churches, where leaders have spoken out and championed the work needed to end violence against women and girls and care for survivors, and where resources have been developed to assist our moving forward.We thank God for the progress we have made. However, violence against women and girls continues as a global and often hidden pandemic.Women and girls make up more than half the world’s population but many of them live in the shadow of violence and abuse with up to seven in ten women having undergone physical and/or sexual violence. Violence against women and girls takes on multiple forms – physical, sexual, psychological, social and economic, and includes interpersonal/domestic violence, rape, human trafficking, female genital mutilation and forced prostitution. It is a proven fact that violence against women and girls adversely impacts all of society. Violence against women and girls is a cause and consequence of gender inequality and gender injustice, compounded by numerous forms of discrimination.The Church worldwide must be part of the solution. We therefore urge all the Churches of the Anglican Communion:1. to continue and build on the positive work already being undertaken towards the eradication of violence against women and girls2. where silence and inaction persist, to end it. Speak out and begin the work.3. to include men and boys as an integral part of seeking solutions to, and eradicating violence against women and girls4. to implement Anglican Consultative Council Resolutions 15.07 on gender-based and domestic violence1 and 15.10 on the trafficking of persons25. to encourage churches at parish level to become places of refuge and safety and participate actively in addressing violence against women and girls6. to create awareness and provide training for clergy and the laity to recognize violence and to address it effectively.We draw attention to existing resources around the Anglican Communion to facilitate and empower churches in their work towards eradicating violence against women and girls. We affirm that all people are made in the image of God and that violence against women and girls mars God’s creation. We also affirm that Scripture brings the message of freedom, justice and love.We call our Churches to recover their prophetic voice in speaking out against the gross injustice of violence against women and girls.We challenge our Churches to become agents of justice, peace and reconciliation. Reconciliation must be preceded by transformation and accountability. As the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. Justin Welby, recently reflected: ‘There is a challenge to active cooperation with the life of God in our lives now. We live and we serve. The recognition by the Samaritan of the other as his neighbor leads to action, not mere existence. He becomes a herald of reconciliation.’We are deeply grateful to the Anglican Communion Office at the UN for facilitating and supporting the Anglican presence at UN CSW57, and to The Episcopal Church for offering us space and a warm welcome within the Episcopal Church Center. We also extend heartfelt thanks to the many volunteers who so generously gave of their time to extend to us hospitality and care. We enjoyed and benefited considerably from the fellowship of other Anglican and Episcopal women and men present in New York for events surrounding UN CSW57, and sincerely appreciated our interaction with Ecumenical Women, an international coalition of churches and ecumenical organizations which have status with the Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations.We commit ourselves to promoting the Five Marks of Mission, and in particular to seeking to transform unjust structures of society, challenging violence of every kind and pursuing peace and reconciliation. We pray for God’s grace and guidance as we strive to participate in God’s transforming mission in the world.____________________1 www.anglicancommunion.org/communion/acc/meetings/acc15/resolutions.cfm#s72 www.anglicancommunion.org/communion/acc/meetings/acc15/resolutions.cfm#s10 Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest By ACNS staffPosted Mar 25, 2013 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Provide clergy, laity training to prevent violence, say Anglican women Men and boys essential in ending violence against women and girls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS last_img read more

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www.ncvo.buy.co.uk to close

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.  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 March 2001 | News The National Council for Voluntary Organisations’ pioneering e-purchasing site for member charities is to close within the week. Read UK Fundraising’s report. www.ncvo.buy.co.uk to close Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

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FRSB denies financial crisis

first_imgFRSB denies financial crisis Tagged with: Fundraising Standards Board Law / policy Howard Lake | 14 July 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Fundraising Standards Board and Institute of Fundraising have issued a joint statement to deny that the Board is in financial difficulties.Colin Lloyd, Chair of the Fundraising Standards Board and Paul Amadi, Chair of the Institute of Fundraising said: “In response to accusations from the third sector press that the Fundraising Standards Board is facing financial crisis, we categorically deny that this is the case. The Fundraising Standards Board is not in financial crisis. Funding is in place for the next financial year and beyond. The financial sustainability of the FRSB is not in question”.They pointed to the Board’s success in securing 900 member charities, representing 35% of all money given by the public to charities, adding that both “the Government and Scottish Government are pleased with progress”.Amadi and Lloyd added: “A year on since public launch, planning for the next phase of the development of the Fundraising Standards Board in the context of a self-regulatory environment is at the forefront of our minds.“Options being considered include broadening the remit of the Fundraising Standards Board to capture and act on complaints from organisations that are not in its membership, more equitable fees structures and more support for charities to further their best practice through the implementation of the Codes of Fundraising Practice.”www.frsb.org.uk  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Time called on JP’s big charity pro-am

first_imgNewsLocal NewsTime called on JP’s big charity pro-amBy Alan Jacques – January 24, 2014 894 TAGSGary LinekerHugh GrantJP McManusMichael DouglasMilford HospiceMusic LimerickPadraig HarringtonSamuel L JacksonTiger Woods Advertisement WhatsApp Facebook Email Previous articleCouncil tribute to ‘quiet man’ PeadarNext articleGenerous response to sick Limerick mother’s appeal Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Seven winners overall for JP as he takes Leading Owner award at Cheltenham JP McManus’ legendary Istabraq to be honoured on Laochra na Rásáiochta Limerick Post Show | April 10, 2020 center_img Twitter Light Up A Memory 2020 ceremony at Milford Hospice goes virtual Print 2021 JP McManus Pro-Am postponed for one year Limerick hurlers #HitTheWoahForMilfordHospice RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BILLIONAIRE JP McManus‘ Invitational Pro-Am, which has brought some of the world’s best golfers and famous stars to Limerick every five years and raised millions for charities, will not go ahead next year.The decision to call a halt to the country’s biggest charity fundraiser, which raised over €100 million since its inception in 1990, is understood to have been made in the last week after meetings between JP and the committee involved in running the event. It has been reported that Ireland’s tax residency laws were a major bone of contention for McManus as it limited the amount of time he could spend here to organise the Pro-Am.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The star-studded spectacular, which was due to tee off in Limerick in 2015, is now unlikely to go ahead. Over the years the charity event has drawn household names from the worlds of sport and film including Tiger Woods, Michael Douglas, Samuel L Jackson, Padraig Harrington, Gary Lineker, Hugh Grant and Michael Owen to the Mid-West.The event, was a huge money spinner for the local economy, however, it is the many Limerick charities the Pro-Am raised millions in funding for over the years that will be hardest hit by this week’s news.Chief executive of Milford Care Centre, Pat Quinlan commented, “We owe JP and the Pro Am Committee an enormous debt of gratitude and fully appreciate the remarkable generosity of his significant support down through the years.” Linkedinlast_img read more

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Rising Interest Rates to Help MSR Holders

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Non-mortgage banking companies in the U.S. that hold  interest-rate-sensitive mortgage servicing rights (MSR) will soon get a “generous increase” in their capital positions thanks to a recent rise in interest rates, according to a report recently released by Moody’s Investors Service.The report said the rise in the 10-year Treasury yield, which increased to approximately 2.55 percent to year end from 1.65 percent  as of Q3 will result in mortgage companies reporting significant write-ups in their fair value MSRs for the fourth quarter of 2016. Fourth quarter earnings of US banks indicate a significant reversal of MSR fair value declines observed during the first nine months of 2016. Moody’s expects significant MSR write-ups for some of the six public non-bank mortgage companies Moody’s rates, reversing the declines in equity they incurred because of the MSR deterioration.”The prolonged low interest rate environment has led to significant declines in MSRs, eroding the capital and profitability of US non-bank mortgage companies that hold MSRs, but relief is on the way,” Gene Berman, Moody’s AVP-Analyst said.Of the six public mortgage companies Moody’s rates, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings, Inc. (B2 stable) and Walter Investment Management Corp. (Caa1 negative) should benefit the most from interest rate increases. Both Nationstar and Walter experienced large material reductions of MSRs at 10 percent and 23 percent of fair value of their MSRs during the first nine months of 2016, owing to the significant decline in interest rates. Assuming the MSR reductions are reversed, the capital levels of Nationstar would both increase by 1.7 percent (TCE to TMA), or a respective increase of 20 percent and 170 percent in percentage terms. Tagged with: Interest rates MSR MSRs About Author: Phil Banker Phil Banker began his career in journalism after graduating from the University of North Texas. He has covered a number of communities across Texas and southern Oklahoma, writing news and sports for publications including the Ardmoreite, Ennis Daily News and the Plano Star-Courier. He is currently a contributor to DS News and The MReport. February 3, 2017 2,032 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Previous: EXCLUSIVE: Barney Frank Responds to Trump Order Next: The Week Ahead: Talking Appraisal Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Rising Interest Rates to Help MSR Holders Rising Interest Rates to Help MSR Holders The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Interest rates MSR MSRs 2017-02-03 Phil Banker Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

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Major Unmarried Daughter Not Suffering From Any Physical Or Mental Abnormality Not Entitled To Claim Maintenance From Father U/s 125 Of CrPC: SC [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop StoriesMajor Unmarried Daughter Not Suffering From Any Physical Or Mental Abnormality Not Entitled To Claim Maintenance From Father U/s 125 Of CrPC: SC [Read Judgment] Ashok Kini15 Sep 2020 7:06 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has held that a daughter who attained majority and is still unmarried is not entitled to claim maintenance from her father in proceedings under Section 125 Cr.P.C. if she is not suffering from any physical or mental abnormality/injury.The bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan held that unmarried Hindu daughter can claim maintenance from her father till she is married relying…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has held that a daughter who attained majority and is still unmarried is not entitled to claim maintenance from her father in proceedings under Section 125 Cr.P.C. if she is not suffering from any physical or mental abnormality/injury.The bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan held that unmarried Hindu daughter can claim maintenance from her father till she is married relying on Section 20(3) of the Hindu Adoptions & Maintenance Act, 1956,  provided she pleads and proves that she is unable to maintain herself, for enforcement of which right her application/suit has to be under Section 20 of Act. The legislature never contemplated to burden the Magistrate while exercising jurisdiction under Section 125 Cr.P.C. to determine the claims contemplated by Hindu Adoptions & Maintenance Act, 1956, the Bench also comprising Justices R. Subhash Reddy and MR Shah said.The contention of the appellant in this case was that as per Section 20 of the Hindu Adoptions & Maintenance Act, 1956, a person has an obligation to maintain his daughter, who is unmarried, extends till she is married. The appellant, when she was a minor, had filed an application was filed under Section 125 Cr.P.C. before Judicial Magistrate First Class, Rewari. The Magistrate disposed the application limiting the claim of the appellant to claim maintenance till she attains majority. This order was upheld by the High Court also. The issue considered by the Apex Court bench was whether a Hindu unmarried daughter is entitled to claim maintenance from her father under Section 125 Cr.P.C. only till she attains majority or she can claim maintenance till she remains unmarried.? The contention of the appellant was that, even if she is not suffering from any physical or mental abnormality or injury, by virtue of Section 20 of Act, 1956, she is entitled to claim maintenance till she is unmarried. The appellant relied on a decision in Jagdish Jugtawat Vs. Manju Lata (2002) 5 SCC 422.The court observed that the decision in Jagdish Jugtawat (supra) cannot be read to laying down the ratio that in proceedings under Section 125 Cr.P.C. filed by the daughter against her father, she is entitled to maintenance relying on the liability of the father to maintain her unmarried daughter as contained in Section 20(3) of the Act, 1956. Referring to Section 20(3) of the Act, the bench observed:Section 20(3) of Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956 is nothing but recognition of principles of Hindu Law regarding maintenance of children and aged parents. Section 20(3) now makes it statutory obligation of a Hindu to maintain his or her daughter, who is unmarried and is unable to maintain herself out of her own earnings or other property. Section 20 of Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956 cast a statutory obligation on a Hindu to maintain his daughter who is unmarried and unable to maintain herself out of her own earnings or other property. As noted above, Hindu Law prior to enactment of Act, 1956 always obliged a Hindu to maintain unmarried daughter, who is unable to maintain herself. The obligation, which is cast on the father to maintain his unmarried daughter, can be enforced by her against her father, if she is unable to maintain herself by enforcing her right under Section 20.The provision of Section 20 of Act, 1956 cast clear statutory obligation on a Hindu to maintain his unmarried daughter who is unable to maintain herself. The right of unmarried daughter under Section 20 to claim maintenance from her father when she is unable to maintain herself is absolute and the right given to unmarried daughter under Section 20 is right granted under personal law, which can very well be enforced by her against her father. The judgment of this Court in Jagdish Jugtawat (supra) laid down that Section 20(3) of Act, 1956 recognised the right of a minor girl to claim maintenance after she attains majority till her marriage from her father. Unmarried daughter is clearly entitled for maintenance from her father till she is married even though she has become major, which is a statutory right recognised by Section 20(3) and can be enforced by unmarried daughter in accordance with law.The bench also referred to Noor Saba Khatoon Vs. Mohd. Quasim, (1997) 6 SCC 233 and observed that effect of a beneficial legislation like Section 125 Cr.P.C. cannot be allowed to be defeated except through clear provisions of a statute. The Court observed that, where the Family Court has jurisdiction to decide a case under Section 125 Cr.P.C. as well as the suit under Section 20 of Act, 1956, it can exercise jurisdiction under both the Acts and in an appropriate case can grant maintenance to unmarried daughter even though she has become major enforcing her right under Section 20 of Act, so as to avoid multiplicity of proceedings. But taking note of the fact that instant application was filed before the Magistrate invoking Section 125 CrPC, the Court said:The purpose and object of Section 125 Cr.P.C. as noted above is to provide immediate relief to applicant in a summary proceedings, whereas right under Section 20 read with Section 3(b) of Act, 1956 contains larger right, which needs determination by a Civil Court, hence for the larger claims as enshrined under Section 20, the proceedings need to be initiated under Section 20 of the Act and the legislature never contemplated to burden the Magistrate while exercising jurisdiction under Section 125 Cr.P.C. to determine the claims contemplated by Act, 1956.While dismissing the appeal, the bench gave liberty to the appellant to take recourse to Section 20(3) of the Act, if so advised, for claiming any maintenance against her father.Case name: ABHILASHA vs. PARKASH Case no.: CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 615 of 2020Coram: Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and MR ShahCounsel: Sr. Adv Vibha Datta MakhijaClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

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Students cost of living to fall for first time in decade

first_img Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Facebook Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Students cost of living to fall for first time in decade Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsAppcenter_img By News Highland – June 12, 2020 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleConcern over future of School of Tourism in KillybegsNext articleCovid-19: Donegal goes five weeks with less than 10 new cases News Highland The projected cost of living for college students is forecasted to fall for the first time in a decade.However, a study from Technological University Dublin has found it will cost a student just under 12 thousand euro a year to study away from home.Worryingly, only 36 percent of students expect to get a part-time job along with their studies, compared to 63 percent last year. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

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ECMH requests $10K appropriation from Brundidge council

first_imgLatest Stories Email the author Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By Jaine Treadwell Lawrence Bowden, a member of the East Center Mental Health Board of Directors, presented a FY2019 budget request to the Brundidge City Council at its Tuesday meeting in the amount of $10,000.The request is in keep with the city’s recent budget allocations to the agency that provides services to Brundidge citizens,Bowden said the ECMH board was created by the state in 1974 as one of the governing boards that would regulate services to those with mental disabilities. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 3:00 am Wednesday, August 22, 2018 ECMH requests $10K appropriation from Brundidge council You Might Like Brown Bag kicks off football season Thursday on the Square At long last, it’s football season and the fans of local teams will have an opportunity to show their true… read more Print Article The executive director of the ECMH board is Don Schofield. The board serves Pike, Bullock and Macon countries. The board’s budget for 2017 was $8.4 million.Bowden said the board oversees two apartment facilities in Brundidge and a day care center for those with mental disabilities.“10 percent of Brundidge residents are assisted by ECMH,” Bowden said. “That’s a lot of people.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Chapman said the modified doors should meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.“If any of the three locations do not meet the manual operation standard of a five-pound pull to open, they should be modified or replaced,” he said.The petition was signed by 32 members of the senior center.Boyd said the council would look into the situation with the doors as requested.The council declared 10 items surplus property including a backhoe, bucket truck, chipper, bush hog frame, SUV, truck, two police cars, city truck, another truck and converted peanut wagon. All items will be placed for sale on gov.dealThe Brundidge Council meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Brundiidge City Hall. The meetings are open to the public. By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Mayor Isabell Boyd thanked Bowden for informing the council about the important role ECMH plays in Brundidge and for his commitment to the board and to the community.Richard Chapman, a member of the Robert E. Barr Senior Center, presented a petition to the council requesting that the governing body of the city authorize, fund and prioritize, as an immediate requirement, the construction and installation of automatic door openers at Brundidge Station, the home of the Brundidge Nutrition Center and the city’s senior center.“There have been several incidents where seniors could not open the doors on the western entrance of the building, the eastern entrance that provides sheltered entrance to the facility and to the men’s and women’s restroom entrances,” Chapman said. “Those who are on walkers or crutches or have other mobility limitations have difficulty opening the doors.”Chapman cited an incident where a senior was unable to open a restroom door and was actually locked in for a length of time. Book Nook to reopen 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 HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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

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Blended learning spices up the training mix

first_imgBlended learning spices up the training mixOn 1 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today A survey conducted this year by Training Magazine and BalanceLearning finds there has been an upsurge in the use of blended learning.  Here’s what the result meanOrganisations are embracing blended learning, and they can now cater forindividual learning styles and offer a more in-depth training experience as aresult. These are the findings of the latest survey from Training Magazine, run inconjunction with blended-learning publisher, Balance Learning. A total of 173 questionnaires were completed online and from the Juneedition of Training Magazine by a range of business and training professionals,representing organisations with more than 1.95 million personnel between them. Of this total, more than 1.1 million work in organisations that currentlyuse blended learning, and nearly 500,000 are employed by organisations thatplan to use blended learning in the future. A wide range of organisations were represented, including Government andservices, finance and banking, manufacturing, education, IT and technicalindustries Yet despite this diversity, all of the respondents had focusedopinions on the definition of blended learning. Mixture Nearly all the replies to the question ‘How would you define blendedlearning?’ were based around the idea that “it is a mixture or combinationof different training media used to deliver a full training experience”.Many respondents believe that its use is to “match preferred learningstyles” or “to deliver training by the most appropriate method”.The majority of respondents indicated that they believe it employstraditional methods of training, such as face-to-face training, withtechnology-based training, such as online delivery. One respondent’sdefinition, that “blended learning is the provision of complementarylearning content to the same audience in more than one media to meet commonlearning objectives”, stood out in particular as a good summary. Interest in blended learning is on the increase. In response to the question‘Are you currently using blended learning?’, 55 per cent said they arecurrently using blended learning within their organisations, while 27 per centare planning to do so. The survey also explored the challenges to introducing or using blendedlearning programmes. We asked you to indicate the most common barriers, fromcost of development through to poor line management support. Of thoseorganisations that currently use blended learning, 68 per cent said the keychallenge to its implementation was the cost of its development (which isreflected in the drive to develop materials in-house) while 45 per cent feelthat organisational culture issues were the key challenge when it was beingintroduced. So, what is blended learning being used for? An overwhelming 73 per cent useit for business-specific training. More than half of blended-learning usersalso use it to learn management skills (58 per cent) and IT/technical trainingat 54 per cent. Organisations new to blended learning also have plans to use itfor a wide range of IT and technical skills training, and similar levels planto use it for personal effectiveness training and management skills training. The majority (79 per cent) of organisations that currently use blendedlearning are combining the existing training resources they have to delivertheir programmes. More than half (59 per cent) are currently developing new purpose-builtresources and events in-house, and only 27 per cent are looking externally tosupply resources for programmes – although a relatively healthy 40 per cent oforganisations indicated that they are developing resources from a mixture ofin-house and external resources. Readers seem to be taking a mix-and-match approach to sourcing theindividual components for their blended learning programmes. An overwhelming 79per cent indicated that they design and host the face-to-face componentsin-house, whereas only 38 per cent source and deliver this training externally.A preferred option is to have face-to-face training designed externally buthosted internally, with 42 per cent indicating this. When it comes to sourcing the components currently provided throughe-learning, the components tend to be more equally sourced and delivered.Nearly a third (32 per cent) have generic off-the-shelf e-learning designed andhosted externally, and 32 per cent have it designed externally and hostedin-house. Just over half (51 per cent) indicated that customised e-learning ismore likely to be designed and hosted in- house, which fits the requirement forits use in business-specific training. Looking ahead to the future, it seems the current preferred option fordesigning blended learning components in-house will continue. A whopping 87 percent of current users plan to design and host their future face-to-faceclassroom events in-house. Accompanying collateral, such as workbooks, willalso be designed in-house, with 73 per cent indicating this is their intention,and 83 per cent developing follow-up assignments and activities in-house.Custom e-components of blended learning will also be developed in-house by themajority of current users (62 per cent). However, organisations see the benefits of buying off-the-shelf generice-learning packages, with 40 per cent citing that they will have it developedexternally and hosted internally, and 39 per cent indicating they will have itdeveloped and hosted externally. Over the past year, the training and HR community has started to recognisethe value of individual learning styles. As last month’s Analysis revealed(Training Magazine October 2003), training is shifting from a top-downintervention, to learning which focuses on the individual and team as anongoing process. MatchingThe use of blended learning plays a part in this trend, our survey reveals.Organisations use it because they have recognised the importance of matching anindividual’s preferred learning style with the appropriate training delivery.This was the feedback from 80 per cent of current users, who state this is whythey use it, and 74 per cent plan to for the same reason. The survey also reveals a desire to deliver more individually-tailoredtraining solutions, with more than 70 per cent of organisations which currentlyuse blended learning stating that this is why they use it. By employing more targeted techniques, organisations are also keen toimprove the efficiency of their training, with 62 per cent saying that it willimprove the learning rate, while 59 per cent said it will help them exploit theinvestments they’ve already made in re-usable training resources, and 57 percent said they are too short of time to use purely classroom events. The target audience for blended learning is junior management, and themajority of organisations use blended learning to train middle or juniormanagement staff, with 67 per cent using it to train the former, and 64 percent the latter. It is also popular for training team leaders and supervisors,with 62 per cent of respondents using it for this group, while less than halfcurrently use it to train senior management. We asked readers to indicate which skills are most important to the deliveryof blended learning. Three-quarters of all respondents indicated that the mostimportant skills a blended-learning trainer requires are a mixture ofunderstanding the training needs of the audience and how they prefer to learn,and how best the components of the course can be blended to give maximumdelivery. Less than 40 per cent of all respondents indicated that specificskills related to the ‘e-component’, such as IT skills, course-authoring skillsand online tutoring knowledge, were important attributes to be found inblended-learning trainers. The use of blended learning looks set to increase. Nearly 25 per cent ofcurrent users estimate that more than 50 per cent of their total training(blended and non-blended) will be delivered using these methods. More thanone-third believe they will be delivering more than half of their totaltraining provision through blended learning methods by 2005. There is a drive to evaluate blended learning, with 95 per cent currentlyevaluating it or planning to evaluate it in some way. The most popular way toevaluate blended learning is through paper-based evaluation forms, with 73 percent of current blended-learning users citing that they use this method. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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Watch The Revivalists Record Tom Petty Cover For SiriusXM “Jam Files” [Pro-Shot Video]

first_imgEarlier this month, after much anticipation, The Revivalists announced their long-awaited new studio album, Take Good Care, due out on November 9th via Loma Vista Recordings. During the group’s sold-out show at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre on September 13th, the New Orleans-based band first broke the news to fans, who have been eagerly awaiting a follow-up to 2015’s Men Amongst Mountains.Ahead of their upcoming studio release, The Revivalists stopped by SiriusXM‘s Jam On channel to record a “Jam File” session. SiriusXM has given fans a brief glimpse into the in-studio performance, sharing a pro-shot video of The Revivalists’ David Shaw and Zack Feinberg‘s cover of Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers”, the title track off his beloved 1994 album. The release of the video comes the day before the one-year anniversary of Petty’s death last fall.The Revivalists acoustic Sirius XM performance airs at different times all week on Jam On. Head here to see the SiriuxXM Jam On’s weekly schedule. Watch pro-shot video of the Revivalists’ take on Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers” below:The Revivalists – “Wildflowers” [Tom Petty cover][Video: SiriusXM]Take Good Care is currently available for pre-order, which comes with instant downloads of hit single “All My Friends” and fan-favorite live staple “You And I” off the forthcoming 14-track LP. Furthermore, the band is currently on the road to hype their new studio effort, with a mix of upcoming headlining dates and fall festivals on their calendar. You can see a list of The Revivalists’ upcoming tour dates below. For more information about Take Good Care or to grab tickets to any of the upcoming shows, head to the band’s website here.The Revivalists Upcoming 2018 Tour Dates:October 2                           Pittsburg, PA @ Stage AEOctober 3                           Columbus, OH @ Express LiveOctober 5                           Black Mountain, NC @ Marcus Kind Band Family Reunion @ PigsahOctober 6                           Bloomingburg, NY @ Catskills Wine & Food FestivalOctober 20                        Dallas, TX @ Toyota Stadium National Soccer Hall of FameOctober 26                        New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music & Arts ExperienceOctober 28                        Live Oak, FL @ Suwanee HulaweenView All Tour Dates[H/T Jambase]last_img read more

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