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Sonny Bill Williams to make debut

first_imgNew Zealand rugby fanAll Blacks Coach Graham Henry and his Assistant Coaches Steve Hansen and Wayne Smith have named their team for the Hillary Shield Test against England at Twickenham on Saturday 6 November, with Sonny Bill Williams to make his Test debut.Starting XV:1.  Tony Woodcock (70)2.  Keven Mealamu (81)3.  Owen Franks (18)4.  Brad Thorn (47)5.  Samuel Whitelock (9)6.  Jerome Kaino (34)7.  Richie McCaw – captain (90)8.  Kieran Read (26)9.  Alby Mathewson (2)10.  Daniel Carter (75)11.  Hosea Gear (2)12.  Ma’a Nonu (53)13.  Sonny Bill Williams *14.  Josevata Rokocoko (67)15.  Mils Muliaina (90) The Hillary Shield, the rugby trophy honouring the late Sir Edmund Hillary, was first contested in the 2008 Test against England at Twickenham. It honours Sir Edmund’s lifetime of achievements as a mountaineer, adventurer, humanitarian and as Knight of the Garter. A legendary figure in New Zealand, Sir Edmund was also widely respected in the UK and around the world as the climber who, with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, made the first successful ascent of Mt Everest in 1953 as part of a British climbing expedition.The All Blacks have played England 33 times since 1905 with 26 wins to New Zealand, six to England and one draw.  The last Test against England was at Twickenham on last year’s end of year tour, which the All Blacks won 19 – 6. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Reserves:16.  Hikawera Elliot (uncapped)17.  Ben Franks (7)18.  Anthony Boric (16)19.  Liam Messam (5)20.  Andy Ellis (14)21.  Stephen Donald (20)22.  Isaia Toeava (27)* Test debutNumber of Test caps in bracketsThe starting XV features four changes from the team that lost the opening match of the All Blacks BackingBlack Tour against Australia in Hong Kong. Sonny Bill Williams will make his Test debut at centre replacing Conrad Smith and becomes the latest New Zealand rugby league – rugby union double international following 1992- 1995 All Black Marc Ellis.  In the other changes, lock Samuel Whitelock comes in for Tom Donnelly in the second row, Alby Mathewson will make his starting debut for the All Blacks at halfback, replacing Jimmy Cowan, while Hosea Gear gets his second Test start, replacing the injured Cory Jane on the wing.Meanwhile, on the bench, Ben Franks comes in as prop cover, lock Anthony Boric and loose forward Liam Messam cover their respective positions, and Andy Ellis is the reserve halfback.Graham Henry said the All Blacks were focussed on this weekend’s Test, following last weekend’s loss to Australia.“There is a resolve in the team to put in an improved performance this weekend and the team has worked hard on that this week. There is excitement in the camp as well, with the All Blacks playing England at Twickenham for the Hillary Shield always a marvellous occasion.”last_img read more

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Rennie makes first start for Scotland

first_img1 Allan Jacobsen (Edinburgh) 55 caps2 Ross Ford (Edinburgh) 48 caps, 2 tries, 10 points VICE-CAPTAIN3 Geoff Cross (Edinburgh) 5 caps4 Jim Hamilton (Gloucester) 31 caps, 1 try, 5 points5 Richie Gray (Glasgow Warriors) 10 caps6 Alasdair Strokosch (Gloucester) 19 caps, 1 try, 5 point7 Ross Rennie (Edinburgh) 6 caps8 Johnnie Beattie (Glasgow Warriors) 15 caps, 3 tries, 15 pointsSubstitutes16 Dougie Hall (Glasgow Warriors) 34 caps, 1 try, 5 points17 Alasdair Dickinson (Sale Sharks) 19 caps18 Alastair Kellock (Glasgow Warriors) 32 caps, 1 try, 5 points19 David Denton (Edinburgh) uncapped20 Greig Laidlaw (Edinburgh) 1 cap LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 21 Nick De Luca (Edinburgh) 24 caps, 1 try, 5 points22 Jack Cuthbert (Bath) uncappedcenter_img Starting berth: Ross Rennie’s six Scotland caps to date have all been won off the benchROSS RENNIE will make his first start for Scotland against Ireland on Saturday at Murrayfield as he bids for a place in Andy Robinson’s 30-man World Cup squad.The Edinburgh openside replaces John Barclay in one of five changes to the team that played Italy in the Six Nations, while Scotland coach Andy Robinson has also made one positional switch.Robinson said: “In any international match there is always a huge amount at stake, but the EMC Tests take on extra significance this year as we hone our preparations for the start of the world’s third biggest sporting event.“I’m a firm believer that competition brings the best out in players and I’ve said to the squad that it lies in their hands to make the case for their inclusion in the final 30 for New Zealand.”The other alterations from the last Murrayfield International in March see Graeme Morrison return in midfield having missed the Six Nations with a knee injury, thus Sean Lamont reverts to the wing and Simon Danielli drops out of the 22.Up front, Johnnie Beattie is given the chance to demonstrate his shoulder woes are behind him at No 8, Alasdair Strokosch comes in at blindside flanker and Jim Hamilton will start at lock.  The three forwards replace Kelly Brown, Nathan Hines and Alastair Kellock respectively.The team will be led by Rory Lawson, who captained Scotland to victories over reigning world champions South Africa and Samoa at Murrayfield and Pittodrie respectively last November. Vice-captain for the first time will be Edinburgh hooker Ross Ford, who will be winning his 49th cap.On the bench Robinson has listed two uncapped players, 21-year-old Edinburgh back-row forward David Denton, who has already represented both Scotland at Sevens and A level, and 23-year-old  Bath full-back Jack Cuthbert, who has also won promotion from Scotland A.Scotland team to play Ireland at Murrayfield on Saturday 6 August, kick-off 2.15pm15 Chris Paterson (Edinburgh) 104 caps, 22 tries, 162 penalties, 89 conversions, 3 drop goal, 783 points14 Nikki Walker (Ospreys) 22 caps, 6 tries, 30 points13 Joe Ansbro (London Irish) 6 caps12 Graeme Morrison (Glasgow Warriors) 28 caps, 3 tries, 15 points11 Sean Lamont (Scarlets) 55 caps, 8 tries, 40 points10 Ruaridh Jackson (Glasgow Warriors) 6 caps, 1 penalty, one conversion, one drop-goal, 8 points9 Rory Lawson (Gloucester) 27 caps CAPTAINlast_img read more

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House-I / N.A.O

first_img Lead Architects: Projects Houses House-I / N.A.O House-I / N.A.OSave this projectSaveHouse-I / N.A.O Area:  62 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: Toto, Jw-CAD, LIXIL , Tokyo-Koei, Yajima Co., Ltd. Architects: N.A.O Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Chigasaki, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959671/house-i-nao Clipboard Save this picture!© Shinichi Hanaoka+ 15Curated by Hana Abdel Share Architects:N.A.OCity:ChigasakiCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shinichi HanaokaRecommended ProductsFaucetsDornbrachtBathroom Fittings – TARAFaucetsAXORBathroom Collection – AXOR MontreuxDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. Around the planned site, houses, rental apartments, company buildings, factories, container storage areas, etc. were mixed.Save this picture!© Shinichi HanaokaSave this picture!PlansIn addition, it could be assumed that the building would be isolated. When I first stood at the planned site in such a situation, I felt that I didn’t want to actively open up to the surroundings. Also, the client didn’t want an open way of building. As a result, one theme was “close outside and open inside.”Save this picture!© Shinichi HanaokaAnother theme is “a large space both physically and sensuously.” This was also a request from the client. From these two themes, we started the design with the concept of “closing it to the outside and giving it a large expanse inside.”Save this picture!© Shinichi HanaokaProject gallerySee allShow lessPearl House / MXMA Architecture & DesignSelected ProjectsRMS House / Buso Estúdio + PedriscoSelected Projects Share Photographs ArchDaily 2019 Photographs:  Shinichi Hanaoka Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959671/house-i-nao Clipboard Naoki Kato Japan Year:  “COPY” CopyAbout this officeN.A.OOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookChigasakiJapanPublished on April 07, 2021Cite: “House-I / N.A.O” 06 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?日本茅崎I住宅 / N.A.O是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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International Charitable Foundations: An Introduction

first_imgInternational Charitable Foundations: An Introduction Howard Lake | 20 January 2008 | News  14 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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100th Anniversary of Silent March of African Americans

first_imgAn estimated 10,000 African-American women, men and children participated in a silent march in New York City on July 28, 1917, to protest racist violence, lynchings and other injustices. The NAACP organized the march, as well as church and community leaders who saw the importance of Black people having their own demonstration because they were the main victims of recent violence.Participants in the march included James Weldon, NAACP field secretary and author of the “Negro National Anthem”; intellectual and author W.E.B. Du Bois; Madame C.J. Walker; and Adam Clayton Powell Sr.The march protested brutal attacks by white racist mobs on the Black population in East St. Louis, Ill., as well as lynchings in Waco, Texas, and Memphis, Tenn. The action was recognized as one of the earliest mass demonstrations by African Americans and was viewed as a precursor to the Civil Rights Movement.The solemn parade took place on Fifth Avenue from 57th Street to 23rd Street in Manhattan. Marchers carried banners and signs reading: “We march because we deem it a crime to be silent in the face of such barbaric acts” “We march because we want our children to live in a better land” “Thou shall not kill” “Mothers, do lynchers go to heaven?” “Your hands are full of blood” and “Make America great for democracy.”There were no chants or songs; only the rhythmic sounds of marching feet, led by a line of muffled drummers, could be heard. Children marched in the front, wearing white. Women, also in white, marched behind them, and men wearing dark colors followed.‘Why Do We March?’“Why Do We March?” circulars were distributed before and during the parade. The action’s goal was to promote anti-lynching legislation and rights for Black people. About 4,000 Black men, women and children were lynched with impunity from 1877-1950, reported the Equal Justice Initiative in 2015. Thousands of racist whites in Southern cities watched these atrocities.Weeks before the New York march, racial tensions grew between Black and white workers in East St. Louis. Historic migrations of African Americans from the South occurred as they fled Jim Crow segregation, discrimination, disenfranchisement, oppression and terrorism by racist whites. They traveled to find jobs in industrial centers where labor was scarce due to World War I.However, some white workers saw the arrival of African Americans as a competitive threat to their jobs, wage security and privileges. Many traditionally “white” craft unions shamefully hindered or excluded Black workers from union membership, labelling them strikebreakers. Yet they were also condemned for not joining unions. Though refused opportunities, Black workers’ abilities were disregarded.East St. Louis was a great industrial center, with huge meatpacking and manufacturing facilities — and it was one of the largest markets in the country for unskilled labor. In 1916, when thousands of white workers struck packing plants, company owners used Black workers from the South as strikebreakers. After the strike, Black workers retained their jobs and received the same wages as their white predecessors.In 1917, mostly white workers struck American Ore Company, which then hired white and Black workers as strikebreakers. Racists whipped up hostility to the Black workers.East St. Louis racist terrorOn July 2, 1917, the New York City NAACP sent Du Bois and writer Martha Gruening to East St. Louis to investigate the racist outrages that had begun the night before. The September 1917 issue of the NAACP magazine, The Crisis, wrote about “The Massacre of East St. Louis” and “The Negro Silent Parade, New York City.” Detailed reporting, eyewitness accounts, survivor testimonies and photos were included.The magazine included a May 23, 1917, letter from Edward Mason, secretary of the Central Trades and Labor Union in East St. Louis. He referred to “the immigration of the Southern Negro into our city for the past eight months. … Since the influx of undesirable negroes has started no less than ten thousand have come. … [T]hey are being used to the detriment of our white citizens.” Black Southerners were considered outsiders, as opposed to white ethnic immigrants. The fact that Blacks were also Americans meant nothing to these union leaders, noted The Crisis.Mason called upon union delegates to go to City Hall to demand that the mayor and the city council “take some action to retard this growing menace and devise a way to get rid of a certain portion of those who are already here.” Union leaders’ rhetoric fueled the violence. Some unionists threatened mob rule if the authorities took no action against the Black population. The riot “was deliberately planned and executed,” reported The Crisis.Thousands of white men, women and teens descended on East St. Louis, viciously attacking African Americans. White militias refused to protect the Black population, declaring they were there to guard whites against them, observed the magazine.The Crisis described how racist mobs took pleasure in the suffering of their victims and boasted about killing “n——rs.” Their manhunts were sporting events. They bashed in heads, gouged out eyes, dragged Black people from street cars and through the streets, beat and stoned them, snatched babies from their mothers, beheaded Blacks, kicked corpses, lynched and even burned people alive.Rioters cheered when they shot their victims as they fled from their burning homes. The riot lasted 24 hours. From 100 to 200 Black people were killed, and 6,000 were forced out of their homes.Wilson spurns Black leadersThe NAACP appealed to President Woodrow Wilson. Though he made an election promise to implement anti-lynching laws, he refused to do so. After the march, Black leaders involved in the protest went to Washington to meet with Wilson, who did not keep the appointment. They left their petition for Wilson, urging him to prevent future racist riots and lynchings. Federal discrimination against African Americans actually increased during Wilson’s presidency.A year after New York’s 1917 parade, a silent parade took place in Newark, N.J. More terror came in 1919 with the “Red Summer” of racist riots in Tennessee, Nebraska, Chicago and Washington, D.C. In August 1989 another NAACP-sponsored silent march, encouraged by Director Benjamin Hooks, was held in Newark to protest recent Supreme Court decisions weakening anti-discrimination policies.In June 2012, the NAACP organized silent marches across the country to protest police stop-and-frisk practices toward African Americans. A federal judge ruled in August 2013 that the New York Police Department practice was unconstitutional.Prior to this year’s 100th anniversary in St. Louis, there was a week-long commemoration of the riots and march. About 300 people marched in silence. In New York, a planned anniversary re-enactment of the silent march, set for July 28, was not granted access to Fifth Avenue because Trump Tower is located there, so it was held on Sixth Avenue. Participants displayed portraits of current victims of racist police and vigilante violence from around the country.Additional sources: Black Voices; Huffington Post, July 28; hyperallergic.com/392280; Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Philippine radio journalist gunned down near Legazpi City

first_img Follow the news on Philippines Joey Llana, 38, was gunned down early this morning as he drove to work at Radio DwZR in Legazpi City, where he hosted a morning radio programme. The local police said he was hit at least 14 times in the head and body by shots fired by five unidentified gunmen.The police have not yet identified a motive but a relative said Llana had recently received death threats, which suggests that he was targeted in connection with his work. President Duterte’s spokesman, Harry Roque condemned the murder and said it would be investigated by the Presidential Task Force on Media Security.“We condemn radio journalist Joey Llana’s murder in the strongest terms as it is a serious press freedom violation, and we welcome the decision by the president’s office to open an immediate investigation and its declared desire to render justice to the victim,” RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk said.“The Philippines, which is one of the most dangerous countries for journalists in Asia, must do everything possible to effectively combat violence against the media and impunity for this violence.”If the initial suspicions are confirmed, Llana will be the third journalist to have been murdered this year in the Philippines in connection with their work. Newspaper journalist Dennis Denora was slain in a similar fashion in the southern province of Davao del Norte in June, as was radio show host Edmund Sestoso in the central province of Negros Oriental in May.At least six other journalists have been killed in connection with their work since Rodrigo Duterte, who is prone to virulent verbal attacks on the media, was elected president in 2016.The Philippines fell six places in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index and is now ranked 133rd out of 180 countries. July 20, 2018 – Updated on August 23, 2019 Philippine radio journalist gunned down near Legazpi City Organisation May 3, 2021 Find out more to go further PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityPredatorsViolence Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped Joey Llana was gunned down early this morning as he drove to work at Radio DwZR in Legazpi City (photo: Joey Llana). Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago June 1, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Philippine radio journalist Joey Llana’s murder today near Legazpi City, at the southeastern tip of the island of Luzon, and calls on the authorities to do everything possible to find those responsible. center_img Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa News News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityPredatorsViolence RSF_en News Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Wild Atlantic Way gaining momentum as international tourism route

first_img TAGSlimerickWild Atlantic Way WhatsApp Previous articleHurling stars launch BoI Shannon Runway night runNext articleFire causes extensive damage at County Limerick truck dealership Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Facebook Wild Atlantic WayWITH fresh hopes that Limerick city may join the official route of the Wild Atlantic Way, the now well-established brand is winning National accolades and awards but more importantly, it is gaining traction having carved initial international awareness.While the city and county benefit from indirect revenue from the WAW, the key challenges now being addressed in 2016 include increasing route awareness, shoulder season extension and attaining regional spread of visitors.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This was the overview given at a Shannon Chamber briefing on the project, hosted in the Viewing Gallery at Shannon Airport, with guest speakers Suzanne Treahy, client services manager, Fáilte Ireland and Mark Nolan, managing director, Dromoland Castle Hotel.Designed to attract domestic and international tourists, particularly from the UK, US, Germany and France and in two specific segments – the curiously cultural and the great escaper – the 2,500 kilometre route stretching from Donegal to Cork, has already been visited by over 800 journalists from 20 countries, which has helped to spread the message about its uniqueness. Social media platforms, which include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and a new APP, have already gained almost 300,000 followers.Speaking at the event, Suzanne Treahy said: “We’ve had a busy two years with €12million invested in tourism capital infrastructure along the route: signage has been installed from the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal to Kinsale in Co Cork; 188 discovery points have been sited along the route including 15 signature discovery points and; a fully dedicated consumer and trade website and app have been launched.“Further development of the Wild Atlantic Way will continue this year with the intention of bringing each site to life and encouraging visitor engagement, photo-friendly marker points already installed and interpretation panels (explaining the significance of each point ) are due to be installed this year.“Activating the Wild Atlantic Way LinkedIn Forum is a key priority for 2016, to get the business community more involved with and interactive with the project,” added Ms Treahy.Dromoland Castle Hotel’s managing director Mark Nolan said 2016 looks very promising for tourism in the region but called for greater joined-up thinking on how to address off-season issues impacting the West of Ireland.“Contrary to popular belief, the West of Ireland does not close down in September and reopen in April,” he said.“Visitors need a compelling reason to stay in an area at any time of year and The Wild Atlantic Way will greatly assist our endeavours to attract visitors to the region off season; its beauty is not season bound. Increasing awareness in not an instant process but it has now started and we now need to get greater traction.”Encouraging members to promote this incredible asset for the West of Ireland, Shannon Chamber’s chief executive Helen Downes said: “The Wild Atlantic Way is an amazing product concept and an additional attractor for encouraging businesses to locate here. The value of having the longest defined coastal tourism route in the world on our doorsteps cannot be underestimated; it enhances the quality of life offering in the region.”The 2,500 km Wild Atlantic Way route incorporates 200 towns and villages, 188 discovery points, 15 signature discovery points, 5 national parks, 6 Gaeltacht regions, and 26 offshore islands. Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Printcenter_img Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsWild Atlantic Way gaining momentum as international tourism routeBy Staff Reporter – May 9, 2016 917 last_img read more

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People in Donegal urged to apply for positions on state boards

first_img Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By admin – December 8, 2015 People in Donegal are being encouraged to apply for places on state boards, after the first year of the new stateboards.ie website.It allows qualified people submit applications and expressions of interest in positions they believe they are suited for.The new system was introduced in response to a number of controversies, including the appointment of Donegal man John Mc Nulty to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, prior to his nomination as a Seamad by-election candidate. He subsequently stepped down and sought to withdraw from the Seanad race.Since November 2014, over 860 names have been put forward for consideration by Ministers, 183 people have been appointed by Ministers to 48 State Boards.Of those appointed, 56% are male and 44% are female.Public Appointments service spokesperson Niall Byrne says the response rate has been very positive:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/niallstateboards.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img People in Donegal urged to apply for positions on state boards Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleFormer showband singer’s body recovered from Monaghan flood watersNext articleGlenties Windfarm Group concerned at John O’Donnell’s RTE comments admin Homepage BannerNews Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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30 jobs lost in Co Derry as JJB Sports closes

first_img 30 jobs have been lost in County Derry after the closure of JJB Sports stores in Derry and Coleraine.Only three stores, including the branch on the Strand Road in Derry, are staying open after being sold to the Sports Direct company.Twenty-eight jobs have been saved at the Strand Road branch.Meanwhile, figures released by the Stormont Assembly show that one in every 10 young people claiming the dole in Northern Ireland are in Derry.The Foyle area tops the Northern Ireland list with 2,145 aged 16-25 on the dole queue.Foyle MLA Pat Ramsey says the job losses are a blow to the city, and he said more needs to be done to tackle youth unemployment…[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/patr530.mp3[/podcast] 30 jobs lost in Co Derry as JJB Sports closes By News Highland – October 2, 2012 Pinterest Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Google+ Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Newscenter_img WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articlePublic meeting to be held at Malin Head on FridayNext articleDonegal jobs crisis raised in Dail News Highland Google+ Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Meenbog emergency measures are “substantially complete”

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter By News Highland – December 23, 2020 Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Meenbog emergency measures are “substantially complete” Twitter Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Homepage BannerNewscenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleNoWDOC arrangements for Christmas and New YearNext article31 people with Covid 19 being treated at LUH News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Donegal County Council says emergency measures undertaken by the developer of Meenbog wind farm, in order to stabilise the peat slide that impacted the Mourne Beg River, are substantially complete.The peat slide took place on the 12th and 13th of NovemberThe council says these measures, which reduce the risk of further peat slides and mitigate against further pollution, require the ongoing need for surface water management on the site in order to divert water away from the site of the peat slide. The emergency measures and water quality impacts are subject to ongoing monitoring.The Cross-Border Multi-Agency Working Group, established in the wake of the peat slide has continued to meet on a weekly basis since the event, and officials have been monitoring and inspecting the wind farm site on a  regular basis.The agencies continue to collaborate on the various investigations that are ongoing, and they are sharing details of the assessments that have taken place.The wind farm developer is in the process of providing a number of reports and documentation to the statutory agencies on foot of various requests.Until that documentation has been reviewed, no works are planned on the site of the wind farm in the interim, other than the emergency measures needed to maintain the integrity of the site. Facebook Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

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Colder conditions on the way, but still no snow – Met Eireann

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Colder conditions on the way, but still no snow – Met Eireann Facebook Previous articleErection of white crosses in Falcarragh sparks debateNext articleFunding announced for 21 Men’s Sheds in Donegal News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – January 14, 2019 Facebook Google+ The weather will turn colder this week, with overnight frost expected on Wednesday night.January has been mild so far but Met Eireann says conditions will change this week.Meteorologist Siobhan Ryan says temperatures will drop but they’re not expecting any snow…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/13ryanweather.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twittercenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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New horizons

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. New horizonsOn 5 Sep 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Despite a shaky start, New Deal has survived – and through the lessons learnt in its first two years, new targets are being set. Philip Whiteley and Gill Sargeant reportWhen 18 months ago Personnel Today reported that employers were having difficulties with New Deal job applicants and that Allied Carpets had withdrawn from the scheme, it drew an angry response from the Department for Education and Employment.The then New Deal minister Andrew Smith accused the journal of “negative carping” and denied that Allied Carpets had pulled out. On the latter case he was correct only technically; the retailer remained a subscriber, but was not taking on any young people because it was disappointed with the suitability of candidates.Such ministerial defensiveness did not augur well. There were real problems with the programme, which were not going to be resolved by angry denunciations of the messengers. Many employers had reported that a high proportion of New Deal candidates were scarcely capable of work or simply did not show up.Youth unemployment was going down, but the rate had not accelerated since the introduction of the programme. There was a possibility that the £4bn was being spent on people who did not need it – or on those with problems too great to be affected by a back-to-work initiative.Research published by the Industrial Society today (5 September), however, shows that the scheme has some hidden strengths which have saved it. Prior to inauguration the Employment Service had undergone a massive training exercise of its own staff to change the task from one of administering benefits and encouraging the pursuit of jobs, to an active assistance in making people more employable.Active assistanceWhat the Industrial Society found was that some Employment Service staff have grasped the opportunity to be far more active in helping people look for work. One New Dealer, now an enthusiastic staff member at Asda in Wallasey, explains, “I didn’t want to be there on the New Deal. The adviser didn’t just win me over, she pushed me in. I’m not complaining because I’m made up now. It was her enthusiasm that really helped.”Another says, “The New Deal was the best thing that ever happened to me. A few of my mates are on the dole and are not getting jobs because the dole people are not giving them experience. New Deal advisers are different to other advisers.”By contrast, a single mother who did not qualify for the New Deal says, “I went to the JobCentre. I didn’t find them very helpful. There were a lot of jobs in shop work. The woman in the JobCentre said I shouldn’t bother with those, but that I should go to college. If I had a partner, going to college wouldn’t have been so bad, but when you’re on your own you can’t go to college.”The National Institute of Economic and Social Research report into the New Deal calculated that 30,000 of the 110,000 young unemployed who moved into work in the year ending April 1999 did so because of the New Deal. The examples Personnel Today encountered give an indication as to how that can come about.This also indicates that the scheme did not fail in its early months because of too much help, but because of too little – or, at least, too little assistance in the most difficult cases. There may have been excessive help for more motivated young people.New Deal advisers therefore achieve most where they have taken the trouble to show a personal interest in the individual and tailor their efforts to that individual. This means the advisers must have the best training possible and the freest hand.The other hidden strength has been the imagination and commitment of many employers. This research supports findings from earlier reports in Personnel Today and elsewhere that the scheme works well only where there is a strong partnership between employers and the Employment Service. There is no point sending people to places for which they are ill-suited.Failure figuresDrop-out rates and failure to attend interviews remain formidable problems, however. “I would like people to feel that if an appointment is made for them then they ought to keep it. The level of drop-outs is massive,” says Graham Finegold who runs Workforce, an independent New Deal services provider in London.Peugeot, one employer featured in our study, went to great lengths to work with the Employment Service. But it still found high drop-out rates. Of the 15 people it took on, seven dismissed themselves or had been dismissed within a few months. “When we have someone we fail with – dismiss themselves or have to be dismissed, that it is an opportunity someone else could have had. It is a bit of a waste of time,” says personnel manager Julie Timings.Nonetheless, she adds, “We have had some fantastic unemployed people, so you cannot generalise.” Moreover, to move eight people from the dole queue with little employment history to holding down demanding, well-paid industrial jobs is quite an achievement.What emerges from the experience of employers is that simply signing up to the New Deal and hoping for streams of job-ready candidates to come through does not work. Firms need to be fully committed to devoting management time and consider mentoring, or not bother at all. More generally, as we near full employment, it becomes apparent that an ultra-lean staffing operation is not very efficient because skills are not available. In practice, firms have to build in some slack and be prepared to train people.So why should a company bother with New Deal? Because those candidates who do make it become first-rate employees.Business author Clive Morton says of his experience at Anglian Water, “We took on 43 New Dealers and it was very successful. “We appointed a buddy to every New Dealer, which not only helped the New Dealer but helped the buddies. People who had been with the company for years would inevitably come to the conclusion that these youngsters who couldn’t find jobs weren’t making the effort. Dealing with the youngsters they found out how difficult it is to get a job,” he says. “We looked for a personality that would fit with the organisation. It is not the skills – they can be added later.”Early nightmaresScottish & Newcastle describes its early experience of the New Deal as a “nightmare” but subsequently a success. It found initially that candidates simply did not turn up for interview, but realised that this was because the opportunities were not being sold to them. Last year it overhauled its approach and has begun working in much closer partnerships with JobCentres. It has taken on at least 200 through the New Deal, and one has reached assistant manager. The firm works closely with job centres to ensure that only suitable can- didates are referred.These are the hidden strengths in the scheme. There are also hidden weaknesses. We came across one anecdote, and some hard evidence, revealing a tendency of Whitehall to put pressure on the Employment Service to get unemployment figures down quickly with inappropriate placements.First, the anecdote, which came from a manager at an Asda store in Maidstone, Kent: “[Regarding] some of those who have dropped out, the JobCentre had said to them ‘There’s nothing else, why don’t you try Asda?’ One said they told him ‘I know you don’t want the work but just turn up because it makes our figures look good’.”Playing the numbers gameThis pattern was confirmed by Nick Edwards of Disability Matters, Winchester, which places people with disabilities in employment, both through the New Deal and other funding arrangements.“The Department of Social Security, which was funding us to run the New Deal project, was wanting us to use Treasury models. We said we could put 165 people through the training programme, and would put 50 to 60 into work. They said it was too expensive; we said ‘yes, but it is breaking new ground’. After a year we have put 165 through the programme and 60 have gone into work. The interesting thing is that through the year other projects were saying the same thing to the DSS, and the DSS has become less interested in the numbers.” The heartening aspect about this development is that the Government – at any rate the DSS – is learning the message.Another chastening finding was further confirmation of the high levels of illiteracy and innumeracy in the UK. The definitive work on this was last year’s Moser report, which found that around a quarter of the UK adult population is innumerate (the figure for Germany is only 7 per cent) and that about 7 million people are illiterate. “We have sent people with GCSEs to a college, they were tested by the college and were not up to standard on numeracy and literacy. The college had to throw in basic skills as well as an NVQ,” says Zanny Lomas, New Deal project manager at Coventry Employment Service.Back to basicsNew Deal minister Tessa Jowell told the Commons select committee in May, “An estimated 40 per cent of young people on the New Deal Gateway cannot read basic instructions on a medicine bottle. If you look at the kinds of jobs available in the modern labour market you can see how many jobs those young people are excluded from.”Basic skills training is now compulsory on the Gateway, and this is arguably the most important development since the scheme came in. There are still 1 million unemployed adults in Britain, at the same time that skills shortages hinder development of one quarter of firms, according to the CBI human resources survey. If the New Deal did not exist, something like it would have to be invented.• The New Deal: A Good Deal Better is available from the Industrial Society 020-7479 2000 www.indsoc.co.uk last_img read more

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Yorkshire pilot scheme helps refugees into jobs

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. A scheme that will provide skilled refugees with a detailed employment fileto help them to secure jobs is being developed by the Yorkshire and HumbersideAsylum Consortium. Under the scheme refugees will be helped to compile a personal portfolio to showpotential employers. It will contain details of qualifications gained in their home country,courses attended while in the UK, permission to work and possibly a referencefrom their accommodation provider. Liz Westmorland, asylum services manager for Yorkshire and Humberside AsylumConsortium, hopes the initiative will help address local skills shortages. She said, “Generally, there tends to be a high proportion ofprofessional people who seek and get refugee status. By and large they rarelyget a job to match their earlier skills and qualifications. They generally endup going into levels of work below their experience and qualifications fromtheir home countries.” The pilot scheme will begin in late autumn and refugees will be responsiblefor collating and presenting information appropriate for their employment. Theblank portfolios will be kept by accommodation providers and distributed aspart of the induction pack. The portfolio is likely to be a folder, but it could be developedelectronically and may also include health records. Paul Cosgrove, senior personnel officer for Rotherham Metropolitan BoroughCouncil, welcomed the initiative. He said, “Such an initiative would streamline the process and make itmore feasible for employers, including local authorities, to open upopportunities to all members of the community including those asylum-seekerswho are able to work. www.leeds.gov.ukBy Katie Hawkins Minister studies aims of Personnel TodayHome Office immigration minister Lord Rooker has told Personnel Today thathe is keen to study the aims of the Refugees in Employment campaign in moredetail and will give the magazine his full response.The minister was responding to the magazine’s open letter sent to him lastweek which set out our four campaign goals. He has promised to give Personnel Todaya full interview in the next month.”The minister has received the letter and is keen to study thecampaign’s aims in more detail and give it his full and consideredresponse,” said a spokesman for his office.If you have questions for the minister or comments on our campaign,e-mail: [email protected]: 020-8652 8805 Post: Personnel Today, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton,Surrey SM2 5AS Previous Article Next Article Yorkshire pilot scheme helps refugees into jobsOn 17 Jul 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Ready players: 5M-sf e-sports complex rises in Shanghai

first_imgShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink TagsChina Commercial Real Estateshanghai (Super Gen via Twitter/ArjunKharpal, Getty) A nearly 5.4-million-square-foot e-sports complex will be built in Shanghai, meant to solidify the city as the center of the competitive gaming industry.Work has begun on the Shanghai International New Cultural and Creative E-Sports Center, expected to cost nearly $900 million, according to CNBC.“E-sports” refers to both competitive video games and the wider industry that’s emerged around them. That industry generated about $1.1 billion last year, according to games market research firm Newzoo, and is attracting big investments worldwide. In New York City, Dynamic Star is planning an e-sports arena for its Fordham Landing project in the Bronx.Epic Games, the company behind the hit game, “Fortnite,” recently purchased a nearly 1 million-square-foot mall in North Carolina it will convert into its headquarters.China-based company SuperGen, which owns the e-sports team Edward Gaming, is the main backer of the project in Shanghai. The complex is designed as a place where e-sports teams and companies can be based. It’s anchored by a 6,000-seat arena and a hotel, according to sports venue news outlet Coliseum.The complex can host around 10,000 people per day and SuperGen plans to host around 300 competitions each year. The complex is being developed in phases and is expected to open in 2024.China is the largest e-sports market in the world. About 70 percent of the 720 million gamers in the country play e-sports, CNBC reported. Shanghai hosted the 2020 World Championship of “League of Legends,” one of the largest e-sports events in the world. The event was watched by 3.8 million people.[CNBC] [Coliseum] — Dennis Lynch center_img Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

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Differentiation of high-latitude and polar marine faunas in a greenhouse world

first_imgAim The aim was to investigate those factors that influenced the differentiation of high-latitude and polar marine faunas on both ecological and evolutionary time-scales. Can a focus on a greenhouse world provide some important clues? Location World-wide, but with particular emphasis on the evolution of Antarctic marine faunas. Time period Early Cenozoic era and present day. Major taxa studied Mollusca, especially Neogastropoda. Methods The Early Cenozoic global radiation of one of the largest extant marine clades, Neogastropoda, was examined, and detailed comparisons were made between two tropical localities and Antarctica. High- to low-latitude faunal differentiation was assessed using Sørensen’s dissimilarity index, and component species in each of the three faunas were assigned to 29 families and family groups. Relative diversity distributions were fitted to these three faunas and two modern ones to assess the contrast in evenness between high- and low-latitude assemblages. Results By the Middle Eocene, a distinct high-latitude neogastropod fauna had evolved in Antarctica. In addition, the distribution of species within families in this fauna is statistically significantly less even than that in the tropics. Indeed, there is no detectable difference in the scale of this separation from that seen today. Exactly as in the modern fauna, Middle Eocene Antarctic neogastropods are dominated by a small number of trophic generalist groups. Main conclusions As the hyperdiverse Neogastropoda clade radiated globally through the Early Cenozoic, it differentiated into distinct high- and low-latitude components. The fact that it did so in a greenhouse world strongly suggests that something else besides temperature was involved in this process. The predominance of generalist feeding types in the Antarctic fossil faunas is linked to the phenomenon of a seasonally pulsed food supply, exactly as it is today. Seasonality in primary productivity may act as a fundamental control on the evolution of large-scale biodiversity patternslast_img read more

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Managing agent fined over shocking conditions at Essex HMO

first_imgHome » Crime » Managing agent fined over shocking conditions at Essex HMO previous nextRegulation & LawManaging agent fined over shocking conditions at Essex HMOAgent and landlord duo found guilty of 25 offences at address in Grays following council raid that found ‘unacceptable’ living conditions for tenants.Nigel Lewis21st June 201901,082 Views A managing agent and two landlord brothers in Essex have been fined £5,000 between them after being found guilty of 25 offences in relation to an HMO they operated in which tenants lived in ‘unacceptable’ conditions.Landlords Devinder Singh Rai and his brother Sohan Singh were found guilty at Colchester Crown Court of operating the property, which when raided by council officers was found to have five bedrooms with unrelated occupant sharing a single kitchen, bathroom and WC.The property, which is on Boscombe Avenue in Grays, featured cables trailing along a front path, a water damaged and split ceiling, a poorly secured front door, broken kitchen units, damp and a non-working gas boiler and cooker.The property’s managing agent was also found guilty of the offences, who is Goodmayes-based Ashford of Essex Ltd including its company directors Akhtar Latif and Mohammed Mobeen Mian Imtiaz.Both the landlords and managing agent were also found guilty of not co-operating with the council’s investigation into the property, including not providing requested paperwork.At the court hearing the landlord duo were told to each pay fines, costs and a victim surcharge of £1,680 while the directors of the managing agency must pay £785 each.“This case is another reminder that we will not tolerate irresponsible landlords who fail to provide acceptable living conditions and have poor management arrangements in place,” says Cllr Barry Johnson, Thurrock Council’s portfolio holder for Housing (left).“We have introduced a new additional licensing scheme in certain parts of the borough this month to tighten regulations around shared homes even further.”Read more about fines for poorly-run HMOs. Thurrock Council Ashford of Essex Ltd Essex June 21, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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