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#ShareTheJourney pilgrimage begins in Kenya

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Africa, Rector Tampa, FL Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Advocacy Peace & Justice, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Refugees Migration & Resettlement Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC On March 4, Anglican Bishop Joel Waweru of the Diocese of Nairobi welcomed the #ShareTheJourney pilgrims to Kenya, and offered a brief overview of the Anglican Church of Kenya. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENS[Episcopal News Service – Nairobi, Kenya] Eight #ShareTheJourney pilgrims arrived in Nairobi March 3 for an 11-day pilgrimage to Kenya and Rwanda to learn about the plight of Congolese refugees and the process they go through to gain resettlement in the United States.“What I hope the result of this trip will be is an increased understanding of what a unique and special program Episcopal Migration Ministries is in The Episcopal Church, and that more Episcopalians can see a place for themselves in this life-saving ministry,” said Deborah Stein, director of Episcopal Migration Ministries, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s refugee resettlement service that is leading the pilgrimage.(The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society is the legal and canonical name under which The Episcopal Church is incorporated, conducts business, and carries out mission.)In addition to meeting with nongovernmental organizations, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Church World Service’s Africa Resettlement Support Center, the pilgrims will travel to Rwanda to visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre and the Gihembe Refugee Camp.The pilgrimage is part of Episcopal Migration Ministries yearlong, 75th anniversary #ShareTheJourney campaign to raise awareness of the ways the Missionary Society works to facilitate refugee resettlement throughout The Episcopal Church.“I think Episcopal Migration Ministries is one of the most inspiring and least well-known ministries in The Episcopal Church,” said the Rev. Scott Gunn, one of the pilgrims and executive director of Forward Movement, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based ministry of The Episcopal Church that encourages discipleship. “I’m eager to see transformation in my own life as I experience this pilgrimage, and I want to do whatever I can to share this journey with other people.”Through Episcopal Migration Ministries, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society partners with 30 resettlement affiliates in 26 dioceses nationwide. It is one of nine agencies working in partnership with the U.S. Department of State to welcome and resettle refugees to the United States.In 2014, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society worked with partners to resettle 5,155 of the tens of thousands of refugees who came to the United States through UNHCR’s screening process.Over the next several years, UNHCR plans to resettle 50,000 refugees from the Congo, with 70 to 90 percent to be resettled to the United States.Since 1998, more than 5.5 million people have died in the Congo from fighting, disease and malnutrition in what is regarded as the deadliest conflict since World War II. About 2.5 million people have been internally displaced, and some 500,000 have fled the country’s protracted conflict, with the vast majority living in refugee camps in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa regions.“There’s no other durable solution for this group of refugees, who’ve been waiting for over a decade in refugee camps without hope of a future,” said Stein. “Some have been resettled or have found a way to stay in the country of asylum, but the rest are languishing away in camps. Resettlement is the only option for them.”A refugee is someone who has fled his or her country of nationality because of a “well-founded fear of persecution” based on race, religion, ethnicity, or political or social affiliation.There are 15.5 million refugees worldwide, according to the UNHCR, whose mandate is to provide international protection for refugees. The agency’s primary focus is on repatriation, or safe return home, followed by citizenship or legal residency in the host country. The third option is resettlement to one of the 22 countries worldwide that accepts refugees. One percent receives third-country resettlement, with half of that 1 percent destined for the United States.The resettlement process typically takes years; refugees can spend decades living in camps before their cases are heard and adjudicated. Kenya is one of two countries – the other being Ethiopia – that hosts the largest number of refugees living in camps in Africa.“One of the effects of resettlement is that it’s a show of support for countries hosting refugees; it gives breathing space to host countries to continue to keep their borders open to future refugees and asylum seekers,” said Stein. “The Congolese refugees are just one of many groups awaiting a similar durable solution.”The #ShareTheJourney pilgrimage is funded through a Constable Fund grant awarded in 2014 by The Episcopal Church Executive Council. The Constable Fund provides grants to fund mission initiatives that were not provided for within the budget of The Episcopal Church passed by the General Convention.Follow the pilgrims at #ShareTheJourney on Twitter (@EMMRefugees); Facebook here; the blog here; or through the media hub here.– Lynette Wilson is an Episcopal News Service editor and reporter. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 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 By Lynette WilsonPosted Mar 5, 2015 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release #ShareTheJourney pilgrimage begins in Kenya Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries, Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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The Duke Housing / Acton Ostry Architects

first_img Canada “COPY” MCW Consultants CopyAbout this officeActon Ostry ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsVancouverCanadaPublished on June 08, 2019Cite: “The Duke Housing / Acton Ostry Architects” 08 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream The Duke Housing / Acton Ostry ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Duke Housing / Acton Ostry Architects Electrical: ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Russell Acton, Mark Ostry Interiors: Photographs:  Michael Elkan Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  15263 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Read Jones Christoffersen ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Acton Ostry Architects Area Area of this architecture project Design Team:Alan Davis, Stewart Child, Michael Fugeta, Samantha Patterson, Thomas Rooksby, Bob Sumpter, Sergei Vakhrameev, Kim WinstonCity:VancouverCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Michael ElkanRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsText description provided by the architects. In recent years, the City of Vancouver introduced housing policies to address current and future needs for housing affordability and choice in the ever-evolving urban environment. The new policies allow strategically located sites to be rezoned to permit greater height and density in exchange for developers committing to provide and operate rental housing for a period of 60 years or for the life of the building. The Duke responds to these challenges with a new rental building typology inspired by precedents from the UK. The Duke is a 14-storey mixed-use development with 12-storeys of residential rental accommodation located above a two-storey commercial podium. The unit mix comprises 25% two-bedroom family units with one-bedroom and studio units making up the balance.Save this picture!© Michael ElkanTo achieve economic viability as a rental development, the project had to achieve a relatively high density within a 14-storey height limit imposed by the City. Use of a typical double-loaded corridor form of development set back from the lot lines could not realize the density required for economic viability. To achieve the required density, the living units are pushed out to the lot lines, thereby accommodating a greater number of units on the site. Positioning the units at the perimeter of the site created a figure/ground plan configuration with a void at the centre that was developed as a soaring open-air circulation space to access the units. A high-tensile steel and Teflon membrane structure is suspended above the open-air atrium to protect the space from the elements, with portions extending past the void to shelter portions of the extensive rooftop communal terrace.Save this picture!© Michael ElkanSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Michael ElkanThe trapezoidal shape of the site creates a dynamic spatial quality to the atrium that is further enhanced through the play of multi-coloured entrance doors against a backdrop of white finish surfaces. A narrow, vertical south-facing slot provides glimpses into and out of the atrium space; while an 18-metre high, pink-coloured hanging art installation washes shafts of coloured light into the brilliant white atrium. Three communal outdoor landscaped terraces span the sunlit slot to stimulate impromptu social interactions between residents. Two amenity rooms are located on the uppermost floors with direct stair access to the rooftop terrace amenities that includes a children’s play zone, urban agriculture, a dog-friendly space, and social seating with a barbeque area.Save this picture!© Michael ElkanThe rental units are oriented outward, with a staggered elevational treatment that reflects the shifting nature of the traffic pattern passing by on the adjacent arterial thoroughfare. The building has a robust character and quality that features masonry cladding with steel and glass finishes. Studio units have shallow ‘Juliet’ balconies, while larger family units feature larger projecting balconies.  The overwhelmingly positive response from residents suggest that The Duke may have set an important precedent – one likely to be followed by many future developments in Vancouver.Save this picture!© Michael ElkanProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Ultimate List of Sites Declared World Heritage in MexicoArticlesArchitecture and Education: 15 Schools Designed by Brazilian ArchitectsMiscProject locationAddress:333 E 11th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 3J5, CanadaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Lead Architects: Mechanical: Save this picture!© Michael Elkan+ 23Curated by Paula Pintos Share Apartments “COPY” The Duke Housing / Acton Ostry Architects Durante Kreuk Landscape Architects Rocky Point Engineering Ltd. 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Girls Athlete of the Week: Brennah Bronk of Polytechnic School

first_img Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name: Brennah BronkSchool: Polytechnic SchoolGrade: SophomoreSport: SoftballPosition: PitcherAccomplishments: Bronk started the season in style. She went five scoreless innings in the Panthers’ 1-0 victory over Ramona Convent. In her five innings in the circle, Bronk allowed just two hits and struck out nine batters. At the plate, she was just as successful. Bronk went 2 for 3, with a double and a triple, as Poly improved to 1-0. The Panthers will host Paraclete on Tuesday at 3:30 Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Community News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Sports Girls Athlete of the Week: Brennah Bronk of Polytechnic School Published on Monday, March 6, 2017 | 2:21 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

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Plea In SC Seeks CBI Probe Into Connection Between Deaths Of Actor Sushant S Rajput & His Former Manager Disha Saliyan

first_imgTop StoriesPlea In SC Seeks CBI Probe Into Connection Between Deaths Of Actor Sushant S Rajput & His Former Manager Disha Saliyan LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 Aug 2020 9:44 PMShare This – xA petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking to unearth the alleged connection between the deaths of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput and his former Manager, Disha Saliyan. The Petitioner, Advocate Puneet Kaur Dhanda has approached the Top Court stating that Saliyan’s death in June, 2020, followed by Rajput’s alleged suicide a week later, “creates suspicion”. “Both…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?LoginA petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking to unearth the alleged connection between the deaths of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput and his former Manager, Disha Saliyan. The Petitioner, Advocate Puneet Kaur Dhanda has approached the Top Court stating that Saliyan’s death in June, 2020, followed by Rajput’s alleged suicide a week later, “creates suspicion”. “Both died in suspicion circumstances and at the peak of their successful professional career and as per the statements of witnesses they both were upset as some projects of them were sabotaged,” the plea states. The Petitioner has also raised questions about the suspicious circumstances under which Saliyan’s case file came to be “deleted by accident” by the Mumbai Police. It is alleged that when the Bihar Police reached out to the Mumbai Police to seek details about Saliyan’s death, so as to investigate any links between the two deaths, the Mumbai Police told the Bihar Police that the description of Disha’s case has been ‘deleted by accident’ and cannot be retrieved. It is further the case of the Petitioner that denial of access to laptop to the Bihar Police so as to retrieve the data raises more suspicion and the matter requires immediate attention. She has pleaded the Court to direct the Mumbai Police to place on record the Detailed Investigation Report of Ms. Saliyan’s case. He has also prayed for a CBI probe into both the deaths. “The petitioner wants a Fair trial in their murder case without the interference of politicians. Because for investigation of serious, sensational and organized crime under the Indian Penal Code and other laws on the requests of State Governments or on the orders of the Supreme Court and High Courts CBI Inquiry can be conducted,” the plea states. She has also sought that the Bihar Police be allowed to operate and continue investigation in Mumbai, without any interference from the local Police. The Petitioner is represented by Advocate Dr. Sushil Balwada. Notably, investigation in Rajput’s case has already been transferred to the CBI. Next Storylast_img read more

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Video shows moment Austin bomber detonates car bomb as SWAT team closes in

first_imgTexas Department of Public Safety (AUSTIN, Texas) — Newly released video shows Mark Anthony Conditt, the Texas man who terrorized the city of Austin for weeks in March, detonating an explosive device as SWAT vehicles surrounded him on a highway.The video, from March 21, was released by the Texas Department of Safety.Conditt, 23, can be seeing weaving his truck through the streets of Round Rock, Texas, attempting to avoid the several SWAT vehicles pursuing him.As Conditt pulls out of a parking space, the DPS helicopter pilots radio his movements to their colleagues on the ground.“Air to ground, he’s on the move,” one pilot says.Once Conditt nears Interstate 35, he is boxed in by two white SWAT vans and stops after he is rammed from behind.As SWAT teams begin to surround him, an explosion takes place within the truck.One SWAT officer who was within feet of the truck was blown back from the blast.The video was made public during a meeting of Texas DPS commissioners, ABC Austin affiliate KVUE reported.The 19-day bombing scare ultimately killed two people and injured four.Three packages were detonated at residences in Austin, while another explosive was triggered by a tripwire and a fifth went off at a FedEx distribution center about 65 miles southwest of Austin, according to authorities. A sixth package was found intact at a different FedEx center, and the seventh exploded in Conditt’s car with him inside.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Spanish Navy’s LHD Hosts Royalty during LIVEX

first_img Spanish Navy’s multi-purpose amphibious assault ship Juan Carlos I hosted King Felipe VI during the LIVEX phase of exercise ‘Trident Juncture 2015’.The Spanish Navy participates in this exercise with 2,650 people, 13 ships, 4 helicopters and 2 fixed-wing aircraftKing Felipe VI, accompanied by the Chief of the Defense Staff, Admiral General Fernando García, and the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral General Jaime Muñoz-Delgado, attended the Livex phase of exercise ‘Trident Juncture 2015’ on board the LHD ‘Juan Carlos I’ in the Gulf of Cadiz.The visit commenced with a briefing on the naval component of the exercise delivered by the Chief of Naval Action, Vice Admiral Manuel Garat followed by another briefing on the air component.They later proceeded to the ship’s bridge to review a naval formation made up of Spanish vessels LPD Castilla, AOR Cantabria, frigates Álvaro de Bazán and Numancia, and OPVs Infanta Cristina and Vigía. Ships from other nationalities included the Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Ocean and the amphibious ship HMS Bulwark, the RNLN’s LPD Johan de Witt and the Turkish frigates Yavuz and Salihreis.The visit included a demonstration of the interoperability of the USMC’s MV-22 ‘Osprey’ tilt-rotor aircraft and Spanish Navy AV-8B ‘Harrier’ aircraft. The exercise concluded with a mock air attack to the naval force with eight F-16s, four F-18s, four Saab GRIPENs, one P3-C, four Red BEJAs and one DA20 Electronic Warfare aircraft.Image: Spanish Navy November 4, 2015 View post tag: LHD View post tag: Juan Carlos I View post tag: Trident Juncture View post tag: Spanish Navy Authorities View post tag: LIVEX Spanish Navy’s LHD Hosts Royalty during LIVEX Back to overview,Home naval-today Spanish Navy’s LHD Hosts Royalty during LIVEX Share this articlelast_img read more

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Protesters to Flood Streets of Oxford Tomorrow

first_imgProtesters are expected to swamp the streets of Oxford tomorrow as the controversial Free Speech debate takes place at the Oxford Union.More than 1000 people are predicted to arrive in protest which will take place tomorrow at 8:30pm. The decision to go ahead with the debate was finalised last night after Union members voted 1062 to 640 in support of the invitations. Anti-fascist groups have condemned the decision to invite BNP leader Nick Griffin and David Irving -convicted of holocaust denial by an Austrian court – as irresponsible and dangerous, while OUSU President Martin McCluskey has expressed concern over the platform it will give to BNP views. Irving has been invited to speak at the Union before. In 2001, he was to take part in another free speech debate, but this event was cancelled. At the time, Thames Valley Police raised public order concerns surrounding the event. In a statement made earlier, they said that they were aware of the issues surrounding the event and reassured students and the public that they will be closely monitoring the event.Chief Inspector Dennis Evernden said: “Our role in this event is to prevent any breech of the peace, facilitate any lawful protest and reassure the general public. “We are very used to dealing with protest in Oxford and will deal with this event in a sensitive and professional manner.”last_img read more

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News story: 50 employers awarded gold for supporting the armed forces

first_img Alexander Mann Solutions The 2018 Employer Recognition Scheme Gold award winners are: Dumfries and Galloway Council London Borough of Wandsworth (Wandsworth Council) SkillForce Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board London Southbank University University of Lincoln MBDA UK East of England Ambulance Service City of London Corporation Leonardo Defence Medical Welfare Service Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Standard Life Aberdeen Plc Landmarc Support Services Ltd ITI Network Services Ltd City of Wolverhampton Council Swansea Council Handy Heroes Sage Lloyd’s of London Durham County Council Northumberland County Council James McVicar Printing Works C S Hodges South Tyneside Council University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust Amey SaluteMyJob Stoll Raytheon Systems Limited Kent County Council NHS Orkney Sovini University of South Wales The ‘Gold Awards’ awards announced by the MOD today are for businesses and organisations who have shown outstanding support for the military community and the Armed Forces Covenant.Employers have won awards for initiatives such as employing veterans, supporting individuals transitioning out of the armed forces into a new career, and providing flexibility for reservists.Now in its fifth year, the MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Awards represent the highest badge of honour available to those that employ and support those who serve, veterans, and their families.The 50 winners have been recognised for their long-term commitment to the armed forces, with organisations from the public and private sector achieving the top grade. Each has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, and where possible, engages with the MOD’s Career Transition Partnership (CTP) to promote the recruitment of service leavers, as well as honouring individual pledges of support.Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood said: Future Sales Factory Ernst & Young (EY) Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust The Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Forward Assist Veterans Charity NHS Hastings and Rother CCG and NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford CCG Portsmouth City Council BNY Mellon Compass Group UK and Ireland Newcastle City Council Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust The breadth and diversity of this year’s winners shows how business support for the armed forces continues to flourish. Their commitment is a testament to the fantastic contribution our serving personnel, veterans and their families can make to any organisation. We all have a role to play in ensuring that the armed forces community is not disadvantaged by service, and each of these employers is a setting an example as meaningful advocates for those protecting the nation. SGN WYGlast_img read more

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UK triumphs in European Pastry Cup

first_imgThe United Kingdom has been named winner of the European Pastry Cup, and will now go forward to compete in the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie in 2015.The contest took place at the Sirha exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland yesterday (26 January), with the UK taking home a cash prize, gold medals and trophies.Denmark came in second place and Sweden third, with a special award given to Sweden for its chocolate work, and Denmark for its sugar work. Switzerland will also go through as the ‘wild card’ entry.The contest requires team to produce four pastry creations in five hours. Each team is composed of two pastry chefs and must create: two fruit desserts to serve eight people; nine identical desserts, incorporating chocolate, served on a plate and representative of pastry in the country of origin; an artistic creation made of sugar; and an artistic creation made of chocolate.The UK team for the 2014 semi-final was announced in October last year, and comprised: Martin Chiffers, executive pastry chef – consultant (team president), Barry Johnson from Rococo Chocolates (team captain and chocolate candidate), and Nicholas Belorgey from Le Cordon Bleu (team member and sugar candidate).Johnson said: “I’m thrilled that we’ve managed to get such an amazing result. We wouldn’t have done it without all the support and training. Obviously we can’t stop here: we now need to really get ready for 2015.”The Coupe du Monde will take place in Lyon from 25-26 January 2015, as part of the Sirha exhibition.last_img read more

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And the survey says, ‘keep it closed’

first_imgThis is part of our Coronavirus Update series in which Harvard specialists in epidemiology, infectious disease, economics, politics, and other disciplines offer insights into what the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak may bring.A majority of people in the U.S. want to continue physical distancing measures, even as the federal government and some state governors are pushing to reopen the economy, according to a new national survey led by researchers from Harvard Kennedy School, Northeastern University, and Rutgers University.The survey, published Thursday, also reveals that more people trust scientists and scientific institutions to handle the COVID-19 pandemic than trust federal authorities or news media; and, as state governors take the lead on managing the crisis, they have become more popular among their constituents than President Donald Trump, who has handed much of the individual management over to the states.The researchers surveyed almost 23,000 individuals across all 50 states and the District of Columbia between April 17 and April 26. The answers they received revealed that the attitudes of Americans, divided on so many political and social issues facing the country, have united during this unprecedented crisis.“This study is an attempt to help the public, health experts, and policymakers better understand how people across the country are thinking about, living with, and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said co-author Matthew Baum, Marvin Kalb Professor of Global Communications at Harvard Kennedy School and faculty affiliate at the School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. “Our hope is that doing so will contribute to more effective communication with the public and ultimately more effective public policy decision making.”Some of the noteworthy findings of the survey report include:Despite the financial hardships facing people across the country, 93 percent of Americans do not think the economy should reopen immediately — even in states that are currently moving in that direction.“People are highly supportive of the social distancing measures — they’re not ready to reopen the economy yet,” said David Lazer, University Distinguished Professor of political science and computer and information sciences at Northeastern University. “And this is pretty much a bipartisan consensus.” “Democrats and Republicans agree more than they disagree on many aspects of the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.” — Matthew Baum, Harvard Kennedy School Shutdown may be threatening millions of businesses, but reopening is fraught with challenges of its own “In a time when expertise seemed undervalued, Americans in our survey report extremely high levels of trust in experts,” explains Rutgers University’s Katherine Ognyanova. “Republicans and Democrats in the data differ in how much they trust political and media institutions. It is encouraging, therefore, that trust in medical professionals, scientists, and the CDC is high across party lines.”Ninety-six percent of respondents reported “some” or “a lot” of trust in hospitals and doctors to do the right thing to best handle the COVID-19 outbreak. Ninety-three percent said the same about scientists and researchers, and 88 percent about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Political actors were ranked lower, although those surveyed had significantly more trust in their state government, with 81 percent responding “some” or “a lot” of trust in state government, compared to 59 percent who responded similarly about the White House, or 57 percent who have “some” or “a lot” of trust in Congress. Trust in Trump to handle the outbreak was split almost perfectly down the middle, with 51 percent of respondents saying they had “some” or a “a lot” of trust in the president, and 49 percent answering “none” or “not too much”.The researchers intend to repeat the survey every other week, to capture changes in public opinion around the COVID-19 pandemic and response as they happen. American economy on the bubble There are variations based on partisan divisions, as well as by state and by age. “This survey further illustrates the sizable generation gap at play in America today,” says Harvard Institute of Politics polling director John Della Volpe, a co-author on the study. “Already stressed and struggling with significant debt, younger Americans (18-44) are far more likely to have lost a job or have had their pay reduced as a result of the virus. Three-quarters are concerned about financial hardship — compared with a still high 65 percent of 45-64 year olds, and 45 percent of seniors.”The survey revealed partisan divisions in regards to how long states should wait before trying to resume business as usual, but in general “Democrats and Republicans agree more than they disagree on many aspects of the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Baum. “An important example is the question of reopening the economy. Democrats and Republicans agree that, rather than doing so immediately, as many governors are currently attempting, the nation should wait at least a month before reopening.”Republicans do tend to support reopening the economy somewhat sooner than Democrats: 11 percent of Republicans wanted to open the economy immediately, 18 percent said in the next two weeks, and 22 percent said after two to four weeks. Only 4 percent of Democrats are in favor of reopening the economy immediately, 5 percent in the next two weeks, and 13 percent said two to four weeks. However, nearly 50 percent of Republicans and 64 percent of Democrats favor waiting more than four weeks to reopen the economy. “In a time when expertise seemed undervalued, Americans in our survey report extremely high levels of trust in experts.” — Katherine Ognyanova, Rutgers University The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Coronavirus likely to infect the global economycenter_img Jeffrey Frankel cites domino effect of problems in China, huge U.S. deficit, likely decline in jobs and spending Media choices are one factor influencing that response. But it is not the only factor: The virus has not hit every part of the country with the same timing or severity. The survey shows that people living in harder hit areas, like New York, worry most about themselves or a family member contracting the virus.Where people get their information and who they trust to provide it may also have an effect, though, in this area again, those surveyed are fairly united.“Trust in scientists and experts is extremely high, much higher than in governments at any level, despite the pitched partisan battles over science in recent years,” says Baum. Why odds of a coronavirus recession have risen Business School’s Shih expects disruptions for nations trading with China and for manufacturers dependent on it for components for electronics, consumer products, and pharmaceuticals Relatedlast_img read more

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