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first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Por Onell A. SotoPosted Jun 26, 2014 Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 center_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA La Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias de la Iglesia Episcopal en Estados Unidos ha donado $51,759 (dólares) para las obras de construcción del Campamento Blankingship. Esta obra que ha tenido que esperar más de 50 años ha sufrido toda clase de demoras. El terreno del campamento está cerca de la antigua ciudad de Santa Clara en la parte central de la isla y es un tributo al ministerio y visión del obispo Alexander Hugo Blankingship que fue obispo de Cuba desde 1939 hasta 1961. El obispo falleció en 1975 en su natal Virginia.Justin Welby, arzobispo de Cantórbery ha visitado al papa Francisco en Roma. Esta es su segunda visita en los últimos 18 meses. Ambos líderes están empeñados en acabar con laesclavitud moderna y el tráfico humano que afecta a millones de personas. Por otra parte, Francisco enfatizó que la libertad religiosa es fundamental para la vida del mundo. Añadió que la encíclica Dignitatis humanae del Concilio Vaticano II habla sobre el tema.Todas las predicciones de violencia y malestar pronosticadas para la celebración de los juegos de la Copa Mundial fallaron. Los juegos se están celebrando con llenos totales y gran camaradería entre los miles de visitantes. Un ejemplo y una meta para nuestros políticos: “Se puede ser adversarios sin ser enemigos”. Un jugador auxiliando a otro del equipo contrario es un ejemplo que será recordado por muchos años.María Corina Machado, líder opositora al gobierno de Nicolás Maduro de Venezuela, sigue en pie de lucha pese a las amenazas físicas y verbales del oficialismo y la posibilidad de que vaya a la cárcel y no pueda salir del país. El gobierno la acusa de ser la instigadora de las recientes protestas estudiantiles que comenzaron en febrero y que le han costado la vida a 43 jóvenes. El 24 de junio la policía reprimió una manifestación en Valencia, estado Carabobo, con un saldo de 24 heridos. Según informes de prensa María Corina tiene dos millones de seguidores en Twitter. “Estoy convencida de que triunfaremos”, dijo recientemente.Tras ganar el concurso The Voice Italia, en sus primeras declaraciones a la prensa, Sor Cristina Scuccia, la popular monja cantante de 25 años de edad,afirmó que ahora “vuelvo a mis prioridades que son Jesús y la oración”.Algunos observadores de la escena política de Washington dicen que la legislación sobre la reforma integral de la inmigración “está muerta” mientras que el legislador Luis Gutiérrez del estado de Illinois, asegura que el tema es tan importante para la vida de la nación queseguirá adelante “pese a sus detractores”.Acaba de salir a la venta la novela Tiempo de Canallas del escritor y periodista cubano Carlos Alberto Montaner. El autor recoge pasajes ocultos de la Guerra Fría en una tumultuosa relación de amor. Según el periódico Diario Las Américas “además de amor e intrigas hay lecciones de historia” hasta ahora desconocidas.La concentración de niños de Guatemala, Honduras y El Salvador, sin documentos, en la frontera sur de Estados Unidos se ha convertido en una tragedia humanitaria. Ya el número de niños pasa de los 100,000 a pesar de que el gobierno norteamericano ha dicho que esos niños serán admitidos temporalmente pero que más tarde serán enviados a sus lugares de origen. Varias organizaciones cristianas han respondido con alimentos ropas y calor humano. El gobierno ha alojado a muchos niños en una base naval y se espera que su permanencia allí sea entre 90 y 120 días. “Nuestra fe nos llama con urgencia”, dice el pastor de una iglesia.El Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Chaco, Argentina, resolvió rechazar recursos contra una sentencia de segunda instancia, el derecho a la propiedad comunitaria indígena. Con este nuevo fallo el tribunal volvió a garantizar la plena vigencia del derecho de los pueblos indígenas a la propiedad comunitaria de sus territorios.Líderes religiosos en Los Ángeles se ha reunido recientemente para orar por la paz en el Medio Oriente siguiendo el ejemplo del papa Francisco. El párroco de la Iglesia de Santa Cruz en el sur de Los Ángeles les recordó a todos los presentes que “la tierra es una y todos los hijos de Abraham judíos, cristianos y musulmanes que oramos juntos somos hermanos e hijos de un mismo Dios”.Un sínodo de la Iglesia Anglicana en Japón decidió “condenar fuertemente” cualquiermanifestación de racismo y decidió erradicar “crímenes de odio, discursos ofensivos y luchar por una sociedad verdaderamente multicultural”. El sínodo decidió criticar los poderes del Estado por no aprobar legislación adecuada para hacerle frente a esos problemas.MANDAMIENTO- “Amaos los unos a los otros”. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Rapidísimas Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC last_img read more

Orange County Convention Center makes donation to support local healthcare heroes

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSCOVID-19donationsOrange County Convention CenterOrange County Government FloridaOrange County Health ServicesPersonal Protective Equipment Previous articleWe all love sunny daysNext articleOle solved his problem Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) is committed to helping the community combat COVID-19. Last week, the OCCC donated more than 1,500 N95 masks and 220 filters to Orange County Health Services for local healthcare workers throughout hospitals and public care facilities. Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 center_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Orange County Health Services Disaster Health and Medical Manager Todd Stalbaum; OCCC Warehouse Supervisor Virgil Postell; OCCC Facility Operations Assistant Manager Hector Clemente.   Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate “Orange County Health Services is dedicated to delivering Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to all long term health facilities, public safety and senior homes for as long as necessary,” said Orange County Health Services Disaster Health and Medical Manager Todd Stalbaum. “All donations are welcome, and will be distributed to the area of greatest need.”With current events placing an enormous pressure on the healthcare system, it has never been more important to help and contribute wherever possible. The donation of PPE is greatly needed as it safeguards healthcare professionals working on the frontlines of this pandemic.Items in need include N95 masks, surgical masks, hand sanitizer, face shields and protective gowns. N95 masks in particular are in acute demand among medical providers, due to their tight fit and capability to prevent the inhalation of small, airborne infectious particles. Learn more about these lifesaving items by visiting https://getusppe.org/.To make a donation, please email [email protected] or contact (407) 254-8801.Medical supplies for donation can be delivered to: 101 Suddath Dr., Orlando FL, 32806. Open from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.For more information, please visit www.ocfl.net/COVID19. More PPE supplies are needed and Orange County is welcoming all donationsFrom the Orange County Newsroomlast_img read more

WIN tickets to the Edinburgh vs Toulouse Heineken Cup Quarter Final

first_imgWednesday Apr 4, 2012 WIN tickets to the Edinburgh vs Toulouse Heineken Cup Quarter Final This Easter weekend Edinburgh Rugby face four times European champions Toulouse in the Heineken Cup quarter finals, on Saturday 7 April, 3pm kick off. We’ve got two tickets, as well as a fantastic signed jersey, up for grabs.With over 30,000 tickets already sold for the event, and still counting, rugby supporters far and wide will head to Murrayfield in their droves to witness the sporting spectacle which promises to be an exciting occasion not to be missed!Tickets for this highly anticipated clash are selling fast with the great buy-early offer seeing the best seats in the house being snapped up at an unprecedented rate! Up to midnight on Thursday 5 April, tickets are priced from £15 for adults, £10 for senior citizens and £5 for students and U18s!Secure your seat now by visiting www.edinburghrugby.org/toulouse  ——————————-WIN! To enter to stand a chance at winning 2 tickets, as well as a signed Edinburgh jersey, simply tell us the name of the Dutch flyer (picture above) playing for Edinburgh. Drop an email to [email protected], and make sure to include your phone number and postal address.Winners will be announced on Friday and ticket collection will take place at the ground.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Competition Related Articles 182 WEEKS AGO WIN: Rugby Nations 18 mobile game 184 WEEKS AGO WIN: George North signed Wales shirt PLUS… 200 WEEKS AGO WIN the new England 2017-2018 home jersey… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

#thebarnTAS / workbylizandalex

first_img Cordwell Lane Houses CopyAbout this officeworkbylizandalexOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseHobartAustraliaPublished on July 28, 2016Cite: “#thebarnTAS / workbylizandalex” 27 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?谷仓改造而成的住宅#Thebarntas / Cumulus Studio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 stream Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Area:  62 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Builder: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791815/number-thebarntas-workbylizandalex Clipboard 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791815/number-thebarntas-workbylizandalex Clipboard Architects: workbylizandalex Area Area of this architecture project Australiacenter_img Year:  “COPY” Manufacturers: Bradford, Fagerhult, Astra Walker, Nectar 15, Zero Silo CopyHouses, Adaptive Reuse•Hobart, Australia Save this picture!© Sean Fennessy+ 19 Share #thebarnTAS / workbylizandalexSave this projectSave#thebarnTAS / workbylizandalex Engineer Structural, Civil, Hydraulic:Aldanmark Consulting EngineersSite Area:113m2Architect In Charge:Alex Nielsen, Liz WalshCity:HobartCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sean FennessyRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionSave this picture!Gorund Floor PlanText description provided by the architects. The concept was quite simple: retain as much of the existing building fabric as possible. Where services and amenity were required, they have provided new insertions. Working within the original envelope of the barn, they created two distinctive spaces: a long, low one for dining and a tall, smaller space that showcases the original full height of the building while also revealing the underside of the original roof shingles that have been painstakingly cleaned by the architects.Save this picture!DiagramsAll new work has been made to read differently from the existing fabric and in this way the important qualities of the building’s past have been retained. The Burra Charter mantra of “do as much as necessary, as little as possible” has led to the retention of much of the rich textures of the stonework, timberwork and plasterwork. As a result the ingenuity of the new insertions is emphasized.Save this picture!© Sean FennessyEvery opportunity to maximize spatial usefulness has been exploited. For example, the new glazing finishes flush with the exterior sandstone, heightening the awareness of the “new,” while internally these inserted window boxes provide much needed ancillary storage space. Inside, the architects have succeeded in preserving the sense of the barn’s original height by making the adjacent spaces lower as well as dividing space according to the structure and spacing of the original horse stalls.Save this picture!© Sean FennessySave this picture!© Sean FennessyWorking within the original envelope, they have used volume, outlook and a clear material strategy to define spaces and encourage variety and play.This project overwhelmingly demonstrates that less can be much more.Save this picture!© Sean FennessySave this picture!© Sean FennessySave this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Light Box / Rohan ChavanSelected ProjectsFloating-Ⅵ / PLAN & HUMAN PLAN Architects officeSelected Projects Share #thebarnTAS / workbylizandalex ArchDaily Projectslast_img read more

32 City institutions raise funds with charity rugby tournament

first_img  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis S.P.A.R.K.S. (SPort aiding medical Research for KidS) is a children’scharity dedicated to giving every child the chance of a healthy start inlife. The charity received over £10,000 from the event. 32 City institutions raise funds with charity rugby tournament Tagged with: Events Leading City companies played in the 31st annual S.P.A.R.K.S. rugby tournamentat Richmond this weekend sponsored by Mako.Mako Global (“Mako”), a leading European derivatives trading house, was thesponsor behind this year’s S.P.A.R.K.S. City Sevens Rugby tournament that took place yesterday. The tournament is in its 31st year and 32 City-based institutions competed for the S.P.A.R.K.S City Sevens Rugby Cup. The Cup winners were Dresdner KW scoring 32 / 14 against PricewaterhouseCoopers and the winners of The Plate were CSFB scoring 19 / 5 against BNP Paribas. Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 11 May 2003 | News 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

Resumption of physical attacks on reporters

first_img News July 18, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Resumption of physical attacks on reporters • 3 prosecutions Receive email alerts IraqMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iraq February 15, 2021 Find out more • 23 brief arrests RSF_en • 2 abduction attempts News Help by sharing this information RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan • 40 physical attacks on journalists IraqMiddle East – North Africa Many journalists have been the target of deliberate physical attacks in the past week as police officers and members of the security forces of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), one of the two main parties that form the government in Iraqi Kurdistan, looked on without intervening.In one incident, reporters were attacked by gunmen in civilian dress while covering a fire in a building near the Family Mall, a leading shopping centre, in Erbil on 13 July. Police made no attempt to help the journalists.Farman Muhammad, who coordinates reporting for NTR in Erbil, told Reporters Without Borders: “The crew we sent to cover the fire consisted for a reporter, Nebez Shwani, and a cameraman, Ibrahim Adnan. The mall’s guards and employees attacked and beat them violently, to the point that one of the photographer’s hands was broken and his camera was damaged.”He added: “Dozens of policemen were there. Nebez and Ibrahim asked them to intervene. But they did not lift a finger while these people were taking it out on our two reporters. They even destroyed the cassette showing the incident.”A crew from Gali Kurdistan (a TV station operated by the PUK), consisting of reporter Miran Bakr and cameraman Hawkar Hassan, was also attacked while Hemn Muhamad of Kurdsat (another PUK television station), was threatened with being beaten if he continued filming. The Erbil police later said they had been told of the incidents and urged journalists to file a complaint against their attackers.Bakr told Reporters Without Borders he filed a complaint but no arrests were made. “I gave the Asayesh (intelligence services) video and photos of those who beat us. Our assailants even identified themselves as Asayesh members. But the Asayesh denied any involvement.”When anti-government demonstrations resumed in Sulaymaniyah on 15 July, PUK security forces attacked journalists who went to cover the protest. Rahman Ghareeb, a reporter for Sumariya News and coordinator of the Metro Centre for Press Freedom, was briefly detained and beaten.“No journalist was allowed to take photos,” Ghareeb said. “Some defied the ban but most of them went there without their cameras because they knew the security forces were liable to smash them. “Someone told me: ‘Come with me. You are our enemy.’ I resisted, but he pushed me, helped by others. They began to beat me in front of hundreds of people. They released me 15 minutes later. What is most serious is that, when they discover you are a journalist, they beat you without giving any explanation.”Hawzhin Gharib, who coordinates reporting for the newspaper Chatr, said: “I was with friends on Saray Square to cover the protest. Suddenly, an officer asked us to follow him. He gave us no choice. We left the square and were led around the back of a building. Once we were on the other side, a dozen people began to hit us just because we were journalists.” • 5 cases of journalists being seriously injured Organisation • 4 physical attacks on media (Hawlati, NRT, KNN and Payam TV) Read online to go further Ahmed Qadr and Chenar Yasseen of Chatr and Bestun Muhammad of the news website Sbey.com were also the targets of physical attacks by PUK security forces.From mid-February to mid-May, during the height of pro-democracy protests in Kurdistan, Reporters Without Borders registered: News News December 28, 2020 Find out more Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Over 5,000 corrections officers have contracted COVID-19

first_imgMivPiv/iStockBy LUKE BARR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — As the novel coronavirus ravages prisons around the country, over 5,000 state and federal correctional officers have tested positive for the virus, data compiled by ABC News shows.There have been 5,002 cases, including over 4,600 state correctional officers that have contracted the virus, with New York being the state with the most correctional officer cases.“If you look at how it’s tracked across the globe, you’ll see that this thing runs through a correctional facility like a brushfire, and it doesn’t stop until it runs out of people, basically,” Andy Potter, the executive director of the Michigan Corrections Organization and the founder of the One Voice Initiative, told ABC News. “We’ve always said we believe that we were behind the eight ball to begin with.”Potter, whose union represents over 6,000 officers in Michigan, stressed that governors weren’t doing a bad job, but they could “lead a better plan of conversation and communication with those corrections front-line staff.”The Michigan Department of Corrections has not responded to ABC News’ request for comment.The New York Department of Corrections, in a press release, thanked corrections officers for their service during this week’s National Corrections Officer week.Federally, over 350 officers have tested positive for the virus.Shane Fausey, the national president of the Council of Prison Locals, told ABC News that there are likely more federal cases of officers, but they aren’t reported because of the lack of testing.“They’re not testing everybody,” Fausey said. “As a matter of fact testing is extremely limited.”The Bureau of Prisons told ABC News that they “have developed a letter for staff who are in close contact of a COVID-19 positive individual to provide to the local health department to ensure such persons receive priority COVID-19 testing. Because staff are typically tested in the community, we are unable to provide the total number of correctional officers that have been tested.”On the state level, testing in Michigan is also a problem, officials say.“We’re struggling with getting officers tested,” said Byron Osborn, president of the Michigan Corrections Organization. “We believe that the state … [should] be proactive and kind of try to get in front of this too, so the rest of our facilities aren’t impacted. We’re advocating for staff to be tested.”The Bureau of Prisons told ABC News in a statement that they have a six-phase plan to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the federal prison system.“In response to COVID-19, the BOP has instituted a comprehensive management approach that includes screening, testing, appropriate treatment, prevention, education, and infection control measures,” the agency said in a statement. “We are deeply concerned for the health and welfare of those inmates who are entrusted to our care, and for our staff, their families, and the communities we live and work in.”Another problem that has been plaguing both federal and state institutions is severe understaffing, a problem that is only amplified by the pandemic.“The pandemic has completely overrun the system; the system wasn’t operating normally,” said Fausey, who represents over 30,000 officers at prisons around the country. “Now you’ve completely overrun its limited staffing resources. And that’s not even including the staffing shortage we had in medical positions. We’ve had that for quite a few years.”Fausey also said that at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, where disgraced financier Jeffery Epstein died by suicide last August, officers are sometimes being forced to work 16-hour days.ABC News reached out for comment on the working conditions at MCC, but has not received a response.He said that his members are frustrated with how the bureau has responded to this crisis and that the bureau doesn’t “want the public to know how bad it is.”Across the country, 38 corrections officers have died due to COVID-19, according to the One Voice Initiative.In one instance of a possibly missed case, Fausey said there should be no debate as to whether or not a 39-year-old case manager at United States Penitentiary, Atlanta died due to COVID-19.Robin Grubbs died late last month after being promoted at the facility. The bureau stopped short of calling her death related to COVID-19, because the virus was found during the autopsy but the autopsy was incomplete, BOP said.The union, however, said that this was a definite case of COVID-19 and it should be recognized.“Instead of saying we’ve lost somebody — it’s terrible, it’s heartbreaking — the bureau puts out this press release, ‘Well the autopsy was inconclusive and we’re not really sure how she died,’” Fausey explained. “Why would you put out a defensive statement to all the employees that are grieving the loss of a young lady that they love dearly? Ms. Grubbs’ friends and family deserved compassion and understanding. Robin deserved better.”Fausey added that officers are “human beings” and what’s often shown in Hollywood movies isn’t an accurate representation of what goes on inside institutions.The front-line workers are the backbone of these institutions, Potter said, and they are the people who are holding facilities together and stressed that the only way that it can be solved is for corrections staff across the country to come together.“I’m telling you, if you’re tracking what’s going on around the United States, it’s just going to get worse before it gets better,” Potter said. “Just because it clears up in one facility doesn’t mean it’s not going to spread. We know we know how aggressive it is.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

NHS customer care gets private sector boost

first_imgNHS customer care gets private sector boostOn 27 Jul 2004 in Personnel Today NHSstaff could get lessons in customer care from private companies as part of anew programme launched by the Government earlier this month.NHSLive is a 12-month national scheme sponsored by the Department of Health (DoH)and supported by a group of private sector companies, including retailer Boots,chemicals company AstraZeneca, technology manufacturer Fujitsu andcommunications company Oracle.Eachsponsor will bring specialist knowledge, expertise and ideas to the projects.The DoH said these ideas will include opportunities for job swaps andsecondments, and the mutual exchange of best practice.Thelearning partnership sche-mes are seen by the Government as the key todeveloping a more customer-friendly approach for NHS staff and treatingpatients as ‘consumers of services’.SianJenkins, director of communications at the DoH, said NHS Live was part of along-term strategy focusing on staff engagement. “We are asking how we can putthe patient first – that is a big challenge for the NHS,” she said.“Wewant to give our people more consumer focus and this initiative is aboutconveying that vision to staff.”AndrewFoster, HR director at the NHS, said he thought people job swapping was a goodidea.“We[the NHS] have really got to be very open minded about projects like this,” hesaid. “It’s been done before with pharmacy staff, where job rotations provedvery successful.“Ifit benefits our customer care experience, then it is certainly an area wherethe public sector can learn from the private sector,” Foster added. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Judge slaps Don Peebles’ Bath Club Entertainment with $1M in sanctions

first_imgDon Peebles and the Bath Club (Getty, Peebles Corp.)Don Peebles’ Bath Club Entertainment is on the hook for $1 million in court sanctions after a Miami-Dade judge ruled the developer failed to maintain first-class cabanas and outdoor food and beverage service at the historic private Miami Beach club.Judge Michael Hanzman on Tuesday granted a motion for contempt filed by the Residences at the Bath Club maintenance and condominium associations against Bath Club Entertainment. The Peebles Corp. affiliate owns a majority of the 5-acre property at 5937 Collins Avenue, including a fitness center, a commercial kitchen, 60 cabanas, on-site parking, a courtyard and the 15,000-square-foot clubhouse built in 1937. The property also includes the 118-unit oceanfront condominium Residences at the Bath Club, whose individual owners have access to the Bath Club amenities.As part of his order, Hanzman hit Bath Club Entertainment with a $1,000 per day penalty from Dec. 20, 2017 to Dec. 10, 2020, which equates to about $1.08 million.The company’s attorney Glen Waldman said his client will appeal the order, and that Bath Club Entertainment recently completed a major renovation of the Bath Club, including refurbishing the cabanas and opening a new restaurant to provide food and beverage services.“Obviously, we are very disappointed with the ruling and we believed we proved that we were not in violation,” Waldman said. “In the overall scheme of things, the impact [of the judge’s order] is very relatively negligible. The Bath Club is moving forward and taking new memberships. The launch party took place a couple of weeks ago.”In a statement sent by text, Peebles said Bath Club Entertainment has gone out of its way to work with the association’s three-member board of directors. “This is one filing in a series of continuous litigation with a very litigious board over the past 15 years which has only served to depress values in the building,” Peebles said. “Our company built an amazing building.”Todd Legon, the lawyer representing the associations, said his clients are pleased with Hanzman’s court order. “We hope these sanctions will stop Bath Club Entertainment’s stubborn noncompliance,” Legon said. “My clients just want to enjoy the amenities.”The dispute between Bath Club Entertainment and the associations dates back to 2010 when the developer allegedly did not live up to terms of a settlement agreement, Hanzman’s order states. Both sides went to arbitration and a panel ruled on Nov. 12, 2013 that Bath Club Entertainment was required to provide cabana rentals and food and beverage service to individual unit owners. Bath Club Entertainment still failed to meet its obligations, according to the ruling.“The court finds that Bath Club Entertainment has been in continuous violation ofthe sanctions order with respect to its obligation to provide outdoor food andbeverage service and snack bar service during regular hours; its obligation toprovide provide outdoor food and beverage service; and its obligation to complete all repairson all cabanas and maintain all cabanas in a first-class condition,” Hanzman wrote.Meanwhile, Bath Club Entertainment has a separate pending lawsuit against the two associations, alleging both engaged in tortious interference when the developer attempted to sell the property in 2017. “That is a case for multi-millions of dollars in damages,” Waldman said. “The numbers end up on the plus side for us when all these issues are resolved.”Legon said that the complaint is “complete nonsense” and that his clients will seek attorney fees for having to defend against it. don peeblesMiami BeachReal Estate Lawsuits Share via Shortlink Tags Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Latest haul of expelled TPO agents revealed

first_imgHome » News » Latest haul of expelled TPO agents revealed previous nextRegulation & LawLatest haul of expelled TPO agents revealedTwo newly-expelled agents and four with extended bans takes 2018’s total to over 60 estate agents.Nigel Lewis14th December 201802,481 Views Six estate agencies have been expelled or had their original banning periods extended by The Property Ombudsman (TPO) this month.London agency CityWest.co.uk and Ilford company Delta Homes London (pictured, above) have been expelled for one and two years respectively, and four firms have had earlier bans extended, all for non-payment of awards.The four banned for additional periods are Oscar Jones Residential in London, Liverpool company House Sales and Rentals, Coventry firm Lawrence Property Consultants and Exeter-based Bower & Bower.This brings the number of agents kicked out of the voluntary redress scheme or who have had their bans extended after not paying awards to 62 estate agencies this year. Details of the latest include:Oscar Jones residentialThe company was originally banned in September over an unpaid £3,700 award owed to a tenant but has now been banned for an additional year. Its accounts are show as overdue at Companies House.CityWestHounslow-based CityWest, which appears to be based at a residential address, was first expelled in November 2015 over a disputed £2,500 deposit that the agent said was a fee. The company has now expelled again over an unpaid award. Its website is no longer live.Lawrence Property ConsultantsThe Coventry company has been expelled for two years from TPO. Its listing on Companies house reveals that it has not filed accounts for at least a year.Bower & BowerThe Devon agent was originally expelled in June for two years after landlords complained to TPO about rents and deposits not being passed on to them. After not paying the award, the company has now been expelled for a further two years. Its latest accounts are showing as overdue.Companies expelled from TPO cannot operate legally; membership of a redress scheme is a statutory requirement and they can be fined up to £5,000 for non-compliance. Oscar Jones residential Lawrence Property Consultants bower & Bower CityWest The Property Ombudaman TPO December 14, 2018Nigel 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