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China hits out at America’s yuan tariff legislation

first_img Show Comments ▼ Thursday 30 September 2010 11:02 pm whatsapp China hits out at America’s yuan tariff legislation whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULL CHINA remained defiant in the face of America’s move to treat its currency value as an illegal trade subsidy yesterday, and suggested the law could breach World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules. A representative for the Chinese government said in a regular press briefing that the passage of the US Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act is “an excuse to engage in trade protectionism against China”. “[It] can only harm China-US trade and economic relations, and will have a negative effect on both countries’ economies and the world economy,” said spokeswoman Jiang Yu.The House of Representatives voted 348 to 79 in favour of the bill on Wednesday night, though it must win approval from President Obama and the Senate before it becomes law. The measures allow the US to impose extra tax on Chinese exports to balance out what it sees as a chronically undervalued currency. However, Yu said yesterday America falls foul of WTO agreements by targeting China’s yuan.On Wednesday, China’s central bank promised to increase flexibility in the exchange rate, three months after ending its policy of pegging the yuan to the dollar. Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Sharelast_img read more

Anglicans invited to ‘celebrate Advent using your camera phones’

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Sandie Kay says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY Jack Zamboni says: ida leung says: November 30, 2014 at 4:15 am thank you for such positive and creative suggestions on ways to think outside the box! Your message is a tonic in its positivity! Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 November 12, 2014 at 10:37 am What a beautiful idea. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release November 12, 2014 at 7:16 pm So excited for a creative way to keep focus on the coming of Christ Jesus. 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 Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA November 12, 2014 at 6:29 pm I am praying for those of us who are technologically challenged This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Comments are closed. martha knight says: Robyn Dunaway says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC November 13, 2014 at 6:11 pm Amen. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Maggie Geller says: loretta mendoza says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET November 21, 2014 at 12:47 pm Go to to see the subscription options. Debbie Mulder says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL November 12, 2014 at 8:15 pm This is a great idea. I amin . Social Media Parrie L. Brooks says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments (22) Submit an Event Listing Anglicans invited to ‘celebrate Advent using your camera phones’ November 12, 2014 at 6:46 pm I am in agreement with Susan Pato.Please offer a mode of participation for those of us who continue to avoid bondage to smartphones. Featured Jobs & Calls cindy walker says: Advent, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI November 21, 2014 at 12:49 pm As others have noted, smart phones aren’t need. You can get the daily image and mediation as an email on your computer or tablet. Go to to see the subscription options. Rector Martinsville, VA November 23, 2014 at 9:32 am I love this idea of being connected to a monastery. Many people choose not to move into the technological world therefore would not participate in this project anyway. There are many ways that are being offered this season so that no one is left out. November 12, 2014 at 3:02 pm Will the Instagram also translate over to Facebook — I still have the old fashioned flip phone. Also, can out-of-communion Anglicans be a part of this? I keep seeing the word ‘communion’ in there and wanted to be sure. November 30, 2014 at 12:54 pm We all share the gift of advent through worship and the sharing of communities. Jessy Briton Hamilton says: Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Fr. Kurt Messick says: November 13, 2014 at 6:05 pm …or, it is a heartfelt offering of yet another way (of many) to be present in this season of anticipation…just because it doesn’t work for everyone, doesn’t mean it has no value OR that it devalues anyone… An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET November 21, 2014 at 12:42 pm You don’t need a smart phone. You do need a computer or tablet — which you must have if you are posting here You can simply subscribe to receive the daily email with image and meditation on whatever platform you use. I’m also technically challenged re Instagram, etc. — but I think the idea is that those who choose to use that picture-posting platform can add their own smart phone pics to the Calendar if they wish — it is an option, not a neccessity.The Brothers have been offering a daily email “Word” throughout the year to which you can subscribe for several years now. It is basic to my prayer life. I’m also delighted to say I am going to spend Thanksgiving Week at their monastery: my spiritual home awy from home for 40(!) years. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel By ACNS staffPosted Nov 12, 2014 Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Jack Zamboni says: November 12, 2014 at 5:24 pm As a faithful recipient of the brothers’ daily meditations, I am thrilled at this idea; very innovative. November 17, 2014 at 7:53 am Apparently, one can even without an instagram account. You just need it to contribute words, but not to receive the Daily word/pic.And for everyone feeling on the other side of the “digital divide,” this is only one additional avenue for celebrating Advent. Rector Collierville, TN November 12, 2014 at 5:06 pm I love the idea….We will see how we can participate….! Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Barb Meritt says: November 12, 2014 at 5:16 pm Great initiative! But I feel it should be an open invitation to all and not advertised as an invitation to Anglicans / Episcopalians. Don’t perpetuate the ‘divide’…let’s be inclusive of all Christians for whom Advent has meaning. Rector Pittsburgh, PA November 14, 2014 at 12:34 am AMEN. Sometimes I don’t know what the tech words mean!! No, I do not have a smart phone; my wallet would smart if I tried to buy one! Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ron Weeks says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Fr. Vincent Schwahn says: The monks are inviting Anglicans and Episcopalians to join them in prayer, meditation and taking photos during Advent. Photo: SSJE[Anglican Communion News Service] Members of Anglican Communion Churches worldwide are being invited to celebrate Advent through prayer, meditation and by contributing to a global Advent calendar on Instagram.Advent — from Nov. 30 to Dec. 24 — is the season when Christians observe a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus at Christmas.The Anglican Communion Office and the Society of Saint John the Evangelist (SSJE) are teaming up to offer Anglicans and Episcopalians around the world a daily word, meditation and beautiful image sent to their e-mail inboxes.Playing around with timeThe brothers use technology that allows their daily Advent e-mail to arrive in people’s inboxes at 5 a.m. wherever in the world the recipient is.“5 a.m. is about the time we get up to pray,” said SSJE’s Brother Jim Woodrum. “Of course you can look at your e-mail after 5 a.m., but we want to make sure it’s there when you wake up.”Though people are used to the idea of monks involved in prayer and meditation, they might be surprised to know that monks have camera phones too.“We are hoping that people will join us in praying with their phone this Advent,” said Woodrum. “After reading the meditation, we’d love for people to snap a picture that reflects the theme or their response to it and post it to Instagram.”#AdventwordParticipants are invited to take a photo with their phone or tablet to share their interpretation of the word for that day – these include #Abide, #Thrive, #Become, #Imagine – and post the picture to Instagram adding the day’s tag plus #Adventword.“People need help with their daily spiritual practice,” said Brother Geoffrey Tristram, SSJE superior. “During Advent, we anticipate the coming of Christ, an event that awakens our deepest desires and longings. This Advent, we are inviting you to join us in looking clearly and honestly at our lives and taking action.”Jan Butter, director for communications at the Anglican Communion Office, said, “It’s all too easy for Christians to be consumers in today’s world — especially during the Advent season. Here we have a chance to not only receive during Advent, but also take part in a global action; to give back to other Anglicans and Episcopalians worldwide by sharing our photos with each other.“This is also a chance for people who might never have connected with an Anglican religious community before to benefit from the deep thought, meditation and prayer that emanates from such communities all around the world.” (Visit for a list of other Anglican Communion religious communities.)To be part of this global Advent initiative, sign up at The initiative starts on Nov. 30. To learn more about SSJE visit Janet Diehl says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 November 12, 2014 at 4:05 pm Is the Episcopal project in conjunction with this — or competing? November 13, 2014 at 6:49 am I’m in. I am Christian, not Anglican or Episcopalian. Just because the article names those groups doesn’t mean that the rest of the Christian world can’t participate. And for those without a smartphone, why do they need to come up with a way that you can participate? They were creative enough to come up with a great idea to match today’s technology. Instead of putting it on them, come up with a way you can participate yourself. How about taking a picture with a camera and uploading it on the computer? Don’t want to do that? Take a polaroid picture and put it on your fridge. Or take pictures and create a board at your church to post them to and invite your church members to do the same. We shouldn’t just sit around and let others “tell” us how to participate. Ask God to lead you in a way that you can participate if you don’t like the options the article spoke on. Tags Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ann Fontaine says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events Tara Cranford says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Diana Barker says: November 12, 2014 at 3:35 pm Prayers for all, with compassion and love. Thank you, SSJE, for this beautiful opportunity to reflect and pray as we await Jesus. Thank you for allowing us to share Christ as we await his light and birth. Thank you for providing opportunity to receive and share hope as we await the one who gives joy. Jack Zamboni says: Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Maggie Geller says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Anglican Communion, last_img read more

Florida Hospital employees donate thousands of backpacks and supplies to students

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSBackpacksFlorida Hospital Previous articleApopka man, 4 others arrested in Seminole County burglaryNext articleAPD Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. “Backpacks for Kids” annual school supply drive helps Central Florida children in need From Florida Hospital NewsFlorida Hospital’s annual “Backpacks for Kids” campaign is delivering school supplies to children in need just in time for the school year.Thousands of backpacks and supplies were donated by hospital employees Tuesday, which will be distributed to students in Orange and Seminole counties.“We are blessed to have the opportunity to collect these items for children whose parents don’t have the means to buy them,” said Kristen Bencomo, a speech and language pathologist at Florida Hospital. “I brought my daughter with me to collect some of these things to teach her that this is a way for us to give back as a family through my work..”In addition to working with local schools, Florida Hospital is partnering with Hope Now International to make sure Central Florida’s neediest children have much-needed access to school supplies.“There are families that are making decisions between having food on the table and preparing their kid for the first day of school,” said Michael Radka, president and founder of the nonprofit Hope Now International. “What better way to impact a child’s life than to make sure that they start their first day of school off with a successful foot forward.”Since launching in 2001, Florida Hospital employees have provided school supplies and backpacks to thousands of local children through the Backpacks for Kids program.“Caring for our community and our neighbors outside our walls is an integral part of Florida Hospital’s mission,” said Gregory Ellis, assistant vice president for mission and ministry at Florida Hospital. “I love to imagine every one of these backpacks going to children with a message of God’s love and grace.” Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 last_img read more

Lucien Rose Complex / Atelier du Pont

first_img Area:  7300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Luc Boegly+ 21 Share Lucien Rose Complex / Atelier du PontSave this projectSaveLucien Rose Complex / Atelier du Pont Year:  ArchDaily “COPY” CopyMixed Use Architecture, Housing•Rennes, France Mixed Use Architecture Lucien Rose Complex / Atelier du Pont ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Atelier du Pont Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard France 2009 Projects Photographs Photographs:  Luc BoeglyText description provided by the architects. Dreamed by of Edmond Herve, Mayor of Rennes from 1977 to 2008 and a leading figure on the French political scene, the new Lucien Rose Complex created by Atelier du Pont is in keeping with an area that has historically belonged to the city’s more prosperous inhabitants: the down-town Thabor Botanical Gardens district. This could have evoked a trend from the distant past – a sort of ‘ghettofication‘ where the poorer classes took over ‘posh’ neighbourhoods but it has resulted in a happy marriage instead. An alchemy between radicalism and social integration, the old and the new, protected areas and sympathetic town planning, public facilities and social housing, the Lucien Rose story is one of reciprocal enhancement for users and employees of the park and the library, and for old and new residents. The overall layout of the new district, consisting of 81 social housing units, car parks, a public library, new paths plus access to Thibor Park, has been expansively designed to give all citizens of Rennes a new view of the park that differs from the ground plan originally proposed by the Town Council.Save this picture!situation planRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceRenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareSkylightsLibartSolaGlide Inclined Retractable SkylightDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorThe project created a series of 6 buildings, each fairly compact but spaced out and of different sizes (from town house to small apartment block). The whole layout provides a totally new alternative between high density and ‘urban sprawl’. The Lucien Rose Complex has become a ‘neighbourhood’ where users of the park and library, residents, locals and neighbours intermingle and live together. It creates an open space in the city, with the lane that leads to it linking with an existing road below. Following careful attention to scale, dimensions, materials and colour tones, the entire estate has been sympathetically and sensitively grafted onto the existing open-mesh fabric of smart detached houses, a school built in the traditional style and a famous park. Save this picture!© Luc BoeglyEverything combines to create sensitive links between the new complex and its urban environment. Through its programmatic mixture and architectural innovations, the estate has become the adjunct to a small urban redevelopment scheme, moving the area’s sociological dividing lines and ‘improving’ it with beneficial interaction between architecture and landscape, culture, outdoor activities and housing, etc. – it is much more than simply an arbitrary placing of social housing in a middle class town centre. Save this picture!© Luc BoeglyA landscaping success The housing units are in five separate sections. Three apartment blocks border the northern piece of land at the edge of the park, while smaller plots are laid out so as to bring cohesion and aesthetic consistency to the estate as a whole. Enjoying a unique park ambiance, their wide shady balconies provide unobstructed southerly views of the city of Rennes. Clapboarded on their north-facing facades, they merge into the overall wooded background, are invisible from the park and do not affect the scale of the surrounding detached houses. These ‘nested’ blocks of 81 social housing units slot perfectly into an outstanding site in the heart of Rennes’ up-market district.Save this picture!apartments plans 01The library asserts its own individuality while blending into the background colours Save this picture!© Luc BoeglyIts treatment as a completely separate building attests to its specific cultural purpose: it is a real ‘local library’ enhanced by its contemporary look, simple construction materials and elegant shape. And yet, with its setting on a slope, its stepped roof and rose garden, it blends naturally into this steep hillside. Its siting has opened up a new access to the overhanging Thabor Park, via a new 19th century wrought iron entrance gate from the old Oberthür printing works. Save this picture!sectionIts interior design is in keeping with current practice. The predominant bare concrete grey colour that harmonises floor and walls is warmed by the clear bright orange of the video section and the clean lines of its agency-designed furnishings. The perforated metal ‘box’ ceiling admits a clean warm light via three roof openings. The entire building exudes the disembodied atmosphere of an art gallery. Save this picture!© Luc BoeglyInterior areas are put to simple and obvious uses. The enormous entrance hall can be transformed into a screening or exhibition room, the stairs and steps lead up to the reading room, and offices are at ceiling level overlooking the reading room and entrance hall for insulation and security. Everything is perfectly controlled and elegant, simple and unfussy, providing comfort and calm in a welcoming ambiance.Save this picture!© Luc BoeglyProject gallerySee allShow lessUSGBC Natural Talent Design CompetitionArticlesSpontaneous Architecture Mini-competitionsArticlesProject locationAddress:Rennes, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeAtelier du PontOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingRennesHousingMixed UseFrancePublished on January 10, 2010Cite: “Lucien Rose Complex / Atelier du Pont” 10 Jan 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Samaritans announces Julie Bentley as CEO – & other charity mover news

first_img Samaritans, Revitalise Respite Holidays and Co-operatives UK have all appointed new CEOs, while I CAN will be looking for its next one as its CEO steps down after five years in the post – and other charity mover news. Melanie May | 26 October 2020 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Bob Reitemeier CBE to step down after five years as I CAN Chief ExecutiveBob Reitemeier, Chief Executive of I CAN – the children’s communication charity – is to stand down after five years in the role after deciding to retire from full time employment. Reitemeier will continue to be involved in organisations and social causes through non-executive positions and volunteering. He will remain in post until 31 March 2021. The recruitment for the next Chief Executive will be led by I CAN’s Chairman Roy Blatchford. Revitalise Respite Holidays appoints Jan Tregelles as CEORevitalise Respite Holidays has appointed Jan Tregelles as Chief Executive Officer. Tregalles has been with Revitalise since January in an interim capacity and has now accepted the role on a permanent basis. Since joining Revitalise nine months ago, she has steered the charity through the pandemic, negotiating an agreement with the NHS which allows patients from local hospitals to recover at the charity’s respite centres, freeing up much-needed hospital beds for COVID-19 patients. In September, she also spearheaded the launch of the Revitalise #CareForCarers campaign.  158 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Julie Bentley appointed Samaritans CEOJulie Bentley has been appointed CEO of Samaritans. She joins with three decades of experience in the voluntary sector, having led charities including Girlguiding, Family Planning Association, the Suzy Lamplugh Trust and most recently Action for Children. During her time at Girlguiding, Bentley developed the charity’s first five-year strategy and oversaw a significant increase in fundraising income and brand awareness. She is currently Joint Vice Chair of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and has held trustee roles at several other charities, including Shelter. Bentley also has an MBA from the Open University and is a mentor and coach to aspiring charity sector leaders. Fiona Campbell & Aleema Shivji to join Comic ReliefComic Relief has announced two new appointments to its top team with BBC Three Controller, Fiona Campbell, joining the Board of Trustees and Humanity and Inclusion’s UK CEO, Aleema Shivji, appointed new Executive Director of Impact and Investment. Aleema Shivji will be joining the Executive Leadership Team in January 2021 and will lead Comic Relief’s Social Change strategy and global philanthropic funding. She is stepping down as the UK CEO of Humanity & Inclusion, an international charity working with vulnerable people affected by conflicts, disasters and poverty. Fiona Campbell leads content commissioning and strategy across BBC Three. Prior to joining BBC Three in January 2019, she was Director of Digital BBC News. She is also a supporter of the BBC’s Women in Leadership group and the BBC’s RISE employee mentoring scheme. Sarah Gray joins Tackle Prostate Cancer as National Support & Development ManagerTackle Prostate Cancer has appointed Sarah Gray as its new National Support and Development Manager. The charity has been awarded funding by the National Lottery for the project Tackling Prostate Cancer – peer-to-peer support for men with prostate cancer. Gray will lead this three-year project with an aim to develop and support groups across England and assist them to support their members and encourage new membership, alongside growing Tackle’s network of patient-led Prostate Cancer Support Groups by working with healthcare professionals to set up new support groups in identified areas and encourage referral for peer-to-peer support. Co-operatives UK announces Rose Marley as Chief ExecutiveRose Marley will be joining Co-operatives UK as Chief Executive in January 2021. Currently founding Chief Executive of Manchester-based social enterprise SharpFutures, which supports diverse, young talent into creative, digital and tech industries. Marley was also directly appointed by Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, to lead a pilot campaign improving local travel opportunities and raising aspiration for young people in Manchester, called OurPass. She is currently the chair of the Social Enterprise Advisory Group for the Greater Manchester combined Authority, an RSA Fellow as well as an advisory board member for SODA (School of Digital Arts) chaired by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle and Executive Producer of Red Production Company & CEO of StudioCanal UK, Nicola Shindler. Samaritans announces Julie Bentley as CEO – & other charity mover news WaterAid welcomes Andy Green as ChairWaterAid has welcomed Andy Green, former President of the UK Space trade body, as its new Chair. Green was instrumental in the development of the Space Innovation and Growth Strategy. A long-term supporter of WaterAid, Green holds a number of Chair, Non-Executive Director and advisory roles, linked by his passion for how technology transforms business and our daily lives. He chairs Lowell Group; is Senior Independent Director at Airtel Africa; and is a NED at Link Administration Holdings. He is a National Infrastructure Commissioner and a Trustee of the Disasters Emergency Committee and WWF UK. His past appointments include CEO BT Global Services, CEO Logica, SID ARM Holdings, Chair IG Group Holdings plc and Chair Digital Catapult. Adland leaders appointed to NABS’ Manchester committeeNABS has appointed two new members to its Manchester committee. They are Natalie Marshall Foxwell (pictured), managing partner of PHD Manchester, and Carolina Guttierez, client services director at The &Partnership in Manchester. Foxwell and Guttierez join the NABS committee at a crucial time for the NABS. Faced with a loss of funds at around 40% due to the pandemic, the pair, together with their committee colleagues, will drive forward new and innovative ways to bring in funds for NABS to help support people working in the industry across the north-west and rest of the UK. Tagged with: Recruitment / peoplelast_img read more

13 August 2002 : Third anniversary of the death of Jaime Garzón

first_img Reports October 21, 2020 Find out more ColombiaAmericas At the suggestion of Reporters Without Borders and Damocles Network, a radiospot condemning impunity will be broadcast by five of the most importantradio stations in Colombia (Radio Caracol, Radio Super, Radionet, RCN Radioand Todelar) to mark the third anniversary of the death of journalist andhumorist Jaime Garzón. Reporters Without Borders and Damocles Network believe that this initiative,coinciding with the recent start of the trial of the presumed killers, willhelp keep Colombian society focused on the follow-up to this murder, whichprompted an unprecedented mobilisation in Colombia in August 1999. Severalhundred thousands Colombians took to the streets to pay final homage toGarzón when he was buried. Meanwhile, the two organisations have registeredas co-plaintiffs in the case.By carrying this spot, the five Colombian radio stations for their partwanted to join their voices to all those demanding justice for Jaime Garzón.It also provides an opportunity for them to show the solidarity of the pressin the face of the attacks targeted against it.Reporters Without Borders and Damocles Network hope that the continuingmobilisation around the Jaime Garzón case will set an important precedent inthe struggle against the impunity which the killers of journalists too oftenenjoy in Colombia. There have been some 40 killings of journalists in thepast 10 years in Colombia, of which almost all remain unpunished.”Only by continuing to pay attention to this case, will Colombian societyand the news media be able to break the vicious circle of impunity grippingpress freedom in Colombia”, said Reporters Without Borders secretary-generalRobert Ménard.The spot’s textThe 40-second spot which the Colombian radio stations will broadcast insistson the importance of press freedom for Colombian society and on the need tocombat impunity:”13 August 1999 – 13 August 2002. Three years ago, journalist and humoristJaime Garzón was gunned down in Bogota. The victim that day was someone whoknew how to make us laugh at the same time as informing us. Since then, morethan 10 journalists have been killed for wanting, like him, to denouncethose who violate our rights. Each murder is a blow to our freedoms. Toaccept that Jaime Garzón’s killer’s remain unpunished is to accept that theydo it again and again. Together with Reporters Without Borders and DamoclesNetwork, let’s continue demanding justice. Justice for Jaime Garzón.”Reporters Without Borders and Damocles Network already co-plaintiffsReporters Without Borders and Damocles Network registered as co-plaintiffswhen the trial of the journalist’s presumed killers opened, at the start ofJuly 2002. The two organisations are represented by lawyer Alirio Uribe ofthe José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective. The presiding judge is JulioRoberto Ballesta Silva of Bogota’s seventh criminal court.The two organisations moved to intervene out of concern at the way the investigation was going, with evidence about army involvement being rather quickly brushed aside. “We hope the evidence investigators did not look at during the enquiry will be considered at the trial,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard and Damocles Network vice-president Jean-Pierre Getti in a letter sent on 11 July to the trial judge, Julio Ballesta Silva.The Garzón murderGarzón, a journalist and satirist with the radio station Radionet and with Caracol Television, was gunned down in Bogota on 13 August 1999 by two men on a motorcycle. The investigating judge, Eduardo Meza, officially closed the preliminary enquiry on 2 January this year.He said the killing had been ordered by Carlos Castaño, head of the paramilitary United Self-Defence Forces of Colombia (AUC), and carried out by Juan Pablo Ortiz Agudelo (“El Bochas”), the gunman, and Edilberto Antonio Sierra Ayala (“Toño”), the driver of the motorcycle. The two killers were arrested in January 2000 and September 2001 respectively. A warrant for Castaño’s arrest was issued in June 2000.The motive for the murder is thought to have been Garzón’s involvement in negotiations to win the release of people kidnapped by guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The AUC chief is thought to have accused the journalist of playing into the hands of the FARC and also of getting paid for his services.Some press reports said evidence that suggested the country’s army was mixed up in the killing was dismissed by the investigators. These reports said sections of the army feared Garzón might reveal they were involved in arms and kidnapping rackets with the FARC. The investigators replied that such evidence was unconfirmed. After the enquiry officially ended, the case was handed to the seventh division criminal court in Bogota. RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies May 13, 2021 Find out more to go further August 12, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 13 August 2002 : Third anniversary of the death of Jaime Garzón Receive email alerts Follow the news on Colombia News ColombiaAmericas Help by sharing this information Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more To mark the third anniversary of the death of the famous journalist and humorist, a radiospot condemning impunity will be broadcast by five of the most importantradio stations in Colombia at the suggestion of Reporters Without Borders and Damocles Network. An initiative that aims to keep Colombian society focused on the follow-up to this murder. News RSF_en Newslast_img read more

Kaiser Permanente Study: Physical Activity May Reduce Risk of Poor COVID-19 Outcomes

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Required fields are marked * Kaiser Permanente Tuesday released a study of nearly 50,000 people with COVID-19 which researchers said shows that regular physical activity provides strong protection from hospitalization, intensive care unit admission and death, and that even exercising inconsistently lowers the odds for severe COVID-19 outcomes when compared to people who are not active at all.The study, led by Kaiser Permanente Southern California investigators, was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.Kaiser Permanente’s Southern California Regional Headquarters are located in Pasadena.“This is a wake-up call for the importance of healthy lifestyles and especially physical activity,” said Dr. Robert E. Sallis, a family and sports medicine physician at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center. “Kaiser Permanente’s motivation is to keep people healthy, and this study truly shows how important that is during this pandemic and beyond. People who regularly exercise had the best chance of beating COVID-19, while people who were inactive did much worse.”To study the effect of exercise on COVID-19 outcomes, the researchers identified 48,440 adults with a COVID-19 diagnosis from Jan. 1 to Oct. 21 last year who had two or more measurements of their “Exercise Vital Sign” between March 2018 and March 2020.The Exercise Vital Sign measurement has been used at every outpatient encounter within Kaiser Permanente Southern California since 2009. To get the measurement, patients are asked how many days a week they engage in moderate to strenuous exercise and, on average, how many minutes they engage in exercise at that level. The responses are recorded in each patient’s electronic health record.The patients in the study — nearly 62% of them were women — had a median age of 47 and reflected the diverse racial makeup of the Southern California population, according to Kaiser Permanente.Of the total cohort, 6.4% were consistently active and 14.4% were consistently inactive, with the remainder falling in the inconsistently active category.Among all COVID-19 patients, 8.6% were hospitalized, 2.4% were admitted to the ICU, and 1.6% died.“The results of the study show inactivity is strongly associated with poor COVID-19 outcomes,” according to a Kaiser statement. “Physical activity provided strong protection from hospitalization, ICU admission and death among COVID-19 patients. Being consistently inactive more than doubled the odds of hospitalization compared with being consistently active.”The study found that patients who were consistently inactive had 1.73 times greater odds of ICU admission than those who were consistently active, and their odds for death were 2.49 times greater.Other than being over age 60 or having a history of organ transplant, being consistently inactive conferred the highest risk for death from COVID-19. Even patients who were inconsistently active had lower odds for severe COVID-19 when compared to those who were consistently inactive, suggesting any amount of physical activity has benefit.“What surprised me the most from this study was the strength of the association between inactivity and poor outcomes from COVID-19,” said study co- author Deborah Rohm Young, of the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation. “Even after we included variables such as obesity and smoking in the analysis, we still saw inactivity was strongly associated with much higher odds of hospitalization, ICU admission, and death compared with moderate physical activity or any activity at all.”Sallis said his prescription is straightforward: “Walk 30 minutes a day, five days a week at a moderate pace and that will give you a tremendous protective effect against COVID-19.” He added that the way someone can gauge whether they are walking at a moderate pace is that they are too winded to sing but can still talk.“I continue to believe that exercise is medicine that everyone should take — especially in this era of COVID-19,” Sallis said.center_img Business News More Cool Stuff Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Kaiser Permanente Study: Physical Activity May Reduce Risk of Poor COVID-19 Outcomes CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 5:39 pm STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community Newslast_img read more

Childs scores 31, Emery returns and BYU wins 95-80

first_img Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball/Nick Emery/Yoeli Childs Associated Press December 5, 2018 /Sports News – Local Childs scores 31, Emery returns and BYU wins 95-80 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah (AP) — Yoeli Childs matched a season high with 31 points and BYU ended a three-game losing streak with a 95-80 victory over Utah State on a Wednesday night when Nick Emery returned to the floor for the Cougars after more than a season’s absence.Childs made 11 of 18 shots and all eight of his free throws as the Cougars (6-4) shot 56 percent and made 11 of 24 from the arc. TJ Haws made four of those 3-pointers and scored 20 points with seven assists while Emery made 3 of 4 from the arc and scored 11 points in 19 minutes.Emery was playing in his first game since March 15, 2017. The junior guard had withdrawn from school and missed last season for personal reasons. He sat out the first nine games this season as part of his NCAA conditions for instatement after violations involving receiving improper benefits from BYU boosters. In his first two seasons, he averaged 14.7 points per game and made 172 3-pointers.Connor Harding added 14 points and Jashire Hardnett 10 for BYU.Sam Merrill scored 17 points, Neemias Queta 16, Dwayne Brown Jr. 15 and John Knight III had 11 for Utah State (7-2), which hasn’t won in Provo since 2004.BYU scored first and stayed in front, leading by as many as 22 points in the first half before going into the break ahead 53-34. The lead stayed in double figures in the second.last_img read more

Oxford named top for medicine

first_imgAccording to The Times Higher Education’s World University medicine rankings, Oxford is the best university in the world for medicine, topping the league table for clinical, preclinical and health subjects.The Times stated that Oxford University stands out in its medical research, mentioning its long-standing network of clinical research units in Asia and Africa as a particular strength. These centres enable world-leading research on the most pressing global health challenges such as malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS and flu.A spokesperson for Oxford University commented, “It is tremendous to be listed as the best university for medical sciences, not just in the UK but in the world – above the US powerhouses of Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Stanford.”Tim Seers, a medical student at Imperial College in London, said however that the methodology of the league tables is a problem. He said, “It places too much emphasis on student satisfaction, which skews other results. For example, Imperial intentionally makes the course difficult and offers students little support, therefore there is lower student satisfaction overall.”The medical sciences division has enjoyed considerable success iin attracting research funding. In August 2011 more than 100 million pounds to fund research over the next five years was awarded to the university by the National Institute for Health Research.Alice Caulfield, a first year medic at St Anne’s, commented, “It’s unbelievable, Oxford has the greatest research funds, even though it is one of the smallest medical schools.” Andrew Mawer, a fourth year medic at St Anne’s, found Oxford’s ranking unsurprising, saying, “The teaching at Oxford is really amazing. There are a lot of professors who truly are world leaders in their field at Oxford.” When asked whether he thinks the rankings will affect people’s decisions when applying, he replied, “Applicants dithering between Oxford and Cambridge will certainly be swayed by these rankings.” Mawer added that it would reflect badly on the university if they were not right at the top, saying, “Oxford would need to be worried if they dropped out of the top 10: it would certainly make it harder for them to attract the world class research scientists that give it its edge.”Caulfield explained her decision to apply to Oxford, saying, “I chose Oxford because the course is academic and mainly theoretical. We learn about the science that underpins medicine rather than spending hours learning how to talk to patients.“At the end of the day, medicine is a science. One needs to understand the scientific principles behind a diagnosis before learning how to communicate.”Professor Andrew Hamilton, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, released a statement concerning the merger, ‘With the joint working agreement now coming into effect, we are determined to deliver a true health sciences partnership that provides high-quality healthcare for patients backed by the latest in world-leading medical research.’Dr. Lancaster is convinced that the newly-integrated trust will result in many benefits, ‘The new organisation will facilitate the translation of research findings into advances in patient care, leading to improved care for NHS patients and a stimulating environment for medical training.’last_img read more

Readers Forum December 31, 2016

first_imgWHAT IS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays “READERS POLL” question is: How do you rate the 2016 performance of the Vanderburgh County Council ?We urge you to take time and click the section we have reserved for the daily recaps of the activities of our local Law Enforcement professionals. This section is located on the upper right side of our publication.If you would like to advertise or submit and article in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 16 years.FOOTNOTES: Todays “READERS POLL” question is :How do you rank the Vanderburgh County Councils job performance in 2016?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more