RBS in £1.6bn legacy loans sale

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National Cathedral to charge admission on a trial basis in…

first_imgNational Cathedral to charge admission on a trial basis in 2014 By Lynette WilsonPosted Nov 26, 2013 November 26, 2013 at 7:21 pm This is one of the most unspeakably short-sighted ideas I’ve heard lately. The notion that “A House of Prayer for All People” charges admission is simply scandalous. Washington National Cathedral will begin charging admission on Jan. 1 in an effort to raise an estimated $300,000 in additional annual revenue. Photo: Craig Stapert[Episcopal News Service] Seeking to raise an estimated $300,000 in additional annual revenue, Washington National Cathedral on Jan. 1 will launch a six-month trial of charging tourists to visit its historic building.Though charging admission is a new policy, the cathedral has charged for specialty and group tours, said Richard Weinberg, the cathedral’s director of communications in a Nov. 26 phone call with ENS.“The change that’s coming effective Jan. 1 is that anyone coming for sightseeing, self-guided or a docent-led highlights tour, will be charged,” he said.Adult visitors will be charged $10, and senior citizens, children, students, veterans and members of the military will be charged $6, said David J. Kautter, chair of the Cathedral Chapter, in a Nov. 25 statement to members, donors and volunteers. The cathedral will remain open to those visiting for prayer, worship and pastoral care, and it will offer free admission on Sundays, he said.“The Cathedral Chapter [governing board] and leadership are sensitive to the cathedral’s foremost identity as a house of prayer and as a living faith community in the Episcopal tradition,” Kautter said. “Despite the wonder of the art and architecture here, the cathedral is not a museum.”“Volunteers, members of the cathedral’s congregation and members of the National Cathedral Association will be admitted without charge,” he said. “We will be in touch again soon as our policies and procedures for the fixed admission are finalized over the coming months.”The decision to charge admission was made “reluctantly,” Cathedral Dean Gary Hall told the Associated Press in a Nov. 25 article, noting that cathedrals and churches in Europe charge tourist admission fees.“All we are charging for is tourism essentially,” Hall said. “We’re not charging for the essential services of the cathedral.”In 2012, 375,000 people, in addition to parish members and other worshipers, visited the cathedral, up from 275,000 in 2011, when in August of that year the cathedral suffered $26 million worth of damages from a rare 5.8-magnitude earthquake and remained closed for more than 60 days. The cathedral since has raised $10 million in funds toward restoration.Though it is less common to charge admission to cathedrals in churches in the United States than in Europe, at least two domestic Episcopal cathedrals and one church charge for tours.The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York does not charge admission to enter the cathedral, but it does charge up to $15 for its Highlights, Vertical and Spotlight tours. Trinity Church in Boston, charges $7 for its guided and self-guided tours. Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, California, charges $25 for its grand tour.Washington National Cathedral, which is the seat of both the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church and the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, often is referred to as the “spiritual home” of the nation. It is located on Wisconsin Avenue, about five miles northwest of the Capitol Building, which sits at the eastern head of the National Mall and Memorial Parks.In 2012, Washington, D.C. hosted a record 18.9 million tourists, with most (16.9 million) coming from inside the United States, according to Destination DC, the city’s official bureau of tourism.Whereas the Capitol Building and other popular, federal government-sponsored destinations and cultural institutions (including the National Gallery; the Smithsonian; the Lincoln, Jefferson and Vietnam Veterans memorials; the Washington Monument; and Arlington National Cemetery) offer free admission, the cathedral is self-supporting and operates on a $13.3 million annual budget. This financial independence, Kautter noted, “increases the cathedral’s freedom to speak freely in the public square and to convene people of all faiths. It also requires us to seek other means of ensuring our sustainability.”After breaking even in 2010, the cathedral operated with a $400,000 surplus in both 2011 and 2012. This year, the cathedral operated at a $1.6 million deficit as a result of a shortfall in annual fundraising, said Weinberg.“It is worth noting the cathedral relies on philanthropy to provide 65 to 70 percent of its annual operating revenues,” he said via a Nov. 26 e-mail in response to questions from ENS. “Operating expenses for fiscal year 2013 were in line with our plan for the year.”In its vision statement, the cathedral states that it “will be a catalyst for spiritual harmony in our nation, renewal in the churches, reconciliation among faiths, and compassion in our world.” Besides offering approximately 2,200 worship services annually, the cathedral strives to accomplish that vision by offering a wide assortment of concerts and forums, some free, some at modest prices, Weinberg said.The cathedral was designated a “national treasure” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2012. In August of that year, it received a $5 million Lily Endowment grant to jumpstart the post-earthquake restoration. In May 2013, the cathedral won first place in a Partners in Preservation competition, receiving a $100,000 grant toward its restoration.“We are called to preserve and restore a building that is more than a century old and to offer programs that have a distinctive impact on our city, our nation and the world,” Kautter said. “To support that work, we must implement this carefully developed fixed-admission policy, and we believe it can be understood by all who have the cathedral’s best interests at heart.”— Lynette Wilson is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service.  The Rev. James Boston says: martha knight says: The Rev. Tally Bandy says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT David Azzolina says: Bruce Garner says: John Shaw says: David Fletcher says: Mary Frances Schjonberg says: December 4, 2013 at 9:39 am Having just moderated 13 comments, six of which were spam, I thank John Shaw for his comment. And I point to ENS’ commenting policy here https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/comment-policy/ It outlines our moderation policy. Joan C. Browning says: November 26, 2013 at 11:29 pm That is exactly what I thought as I read this article. I have so many found memories of just wandering into the cathedral and gaping in awe at the splendor. The first time I visited I could never have afforded to pay an entrance fee and yet the cathedral became a significant part of my journey toward God, the Episcopal church, ordination and becoming rector of an historic church with expensive maintenance challenges. . I am so disappointed that the cathedral chapter has decided to cut off a part of the cathedral’s ministry to the world by putting a price on it. John Shaw says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Rev. E. Clare Nesmith says: The Rev. Sidney Breese says: Joseph D Herring says: November 26, 2013 at 6:43 pm “The Episcopal Church Welcomes You … for a $10 fee of course” Comments navigation Newer comments November 26, 2013 at 6:49 pm I do understand the Cathedral’ s financial agonies. I’m a Fellow of the College of Preachers. I lament the extinction of the College. What we need to be clear about is that this new financial plan makes it official that the Cathedral is a museum. Rev Joseph D Herring Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Surya-Patricia Lane Hood says: November 26, 2013 at 7:15 pm As an Episcopalian, I understand the financial difficulties that our churches and Cathedrals labor with. That said, the National Cathedral is first and foremost God’s house as an Episcopal Cathedral and its doors are open to all without cost. “Welcome” loses its meaning when we stand in line to pay a fee to enter the Great Doors. The Rev. Dr. Howard W. White said it the way I feel it. The Rev’d Lawrence A. Britt says: November 26, 2013 at 8:40 pm Howard, I agree completely. David Krohne says: November 27, 2013 at 8:38 am I was ordained to the diaconate in the National Cathedral, and I will never forget the joy it gave me to bring friends and family to worship and visit there. Nearly every member of my family and all of my friends experienced the Cathedral as a blessing and a privilege, a gift the Episcopal church was giving the country, the surrounding region, and the nation’s capital.Without a willingness to give gifts that cost us something, “the Episcopal Church welcomes you” is an empty slogan and a pious hope. What a pity. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI November 26, 2013 at 6:24 pm I volunteered at the Cathedral for many years. If you do this I will drop my membership in the National Cathedral Association and you will be removed from my will. This is the last straw in your continual grab for money. Remember the Soper Trust? November 26, 2013 at 7:33 pm In principle, I find no problem with charging some nominal fee which does a small bit to offset “traffic” costs; however, as someone who has spent decades dealing with very effective annual stewardship and capital funding, I do not understand from the article going from a nice surplus $1.6 deficit in one year. Perhaps the article is lacking in clarity on this issue. However, again, the National Cathedral may have become complacent and devolved since Bp John Walker’s superb work in funding. In general, stewardship has been somewhat spiritualized and generalized into stewardship of nearly everything and has lost its once clear mission to educate and challenge lay and clergy leadership to witness to their giving and challenge their followers to join in their efforts. For those whose history knowledge is limited to the 21st Century, check out the clear and successful witness provided by the Episcopal Church in Venture in Mission, the largest capital funds project in the history of global Christianity and in the mid 1980’s being the highest annual per unit congregational givers among the top 10 Protestant denominations. Of course now, we are not even in the top ten and progressively decline in apparent self satisfaction that we are socially righteous at least in the House of Bishops and Deputies. Please check my assertions before BSing your opinions to the contrary. . . J. Dye says: December 3, 2013 at 7:18 pm Howdy,Concerning moderation: I once operated a web forum for a very specialized type of engineering. The people who used it (about 100 regular users, about 1 post per day) debated some of the fine points and details of the engineering field. However, I had to moderate it because of the large number of “spam” posts such as “see my site at www. fake drugs.com” (my description, you can guess what the real name might be) or the people that would find some fun in posting a string of obscenities. I am sure it could be much worse here. I am sure that the operators of this site do not like having to spend the time reading post and trashing the spam or obscene ones, but it is a necessity of operating a web site. News papers have had similar problems with letters to the editor.John November 26, 2013 at 8:03 pm So, it must be that people who are vacationing in our nation’s capitol have more disposable income than those of us who would be making a special trip to see the Cathedral? I have 3 children, one of whom will be 18 in January, and we are kicking around the idea of going to D.C., from Texas, as an educational trip for the kids before our eldest goes off to college. If I’m doing my math correctly, it would cost us $44 to set foot in the historic Cathedral that is the seat of power for our faith. I understand that we could go there to worship for free, but I had hoped to be able to go there to see the Cathedral as a historic building that is central to being an Episcopalian. I’m torn about being charged to see the place, and it’s yet one more thing we’ll have to work into our very tight budget if we do decide to try and see more than the worship space. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY November 26, 2013 at 11:46 pm I can understand the move, but it is disappointing. When in DC I always make a “pilgrimage ” to the cathedral. I guess I will now have to pay. November 26, 2013 at 7:12 pm Its common practice in Europe. Perfectly understandable in a building that has sustained $26 million worth of damages. November 26, 2013 at 11:56 pm David Kautter says that the “Cathedral is not a museum” in the article. Very true; but neither is it being a House of Worship, or House of God, when you are charged a fee to enter. I believe that the National Cathedral should reconsider their plan; this is not good. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Nevin C Brown says: November 27, 2013 at 12:19 am Money changing tables at the entrances? How much shall Jesus be charged to enter? November 26, 2013 at 6:38 pm I don’t think it will be difficult for someone to simply tell whoever is at the door that they wish to pray or pastoral counseling. And while I do not really like the idea of charging visitors, it is an unfortunate aspect of our lives these days. Someone has to pay for the maintenance and sometimes the restoration of our buildings. My parish faced similar issues around providing 24 hour access to the campus. But the damage being done by some folks who didn’t or couldn’t respect the sacredness of the space by virtue of mental illness and/or substance abuse had to be addressed. The gates to the gardens are locked at night. However, the church itself is open from 9am to 4pm each day and we are an urban parish.I have to think that if we, as Episcopalians, were more generous with our own personal resources, many ministries would get funded, buildings would get restored and kept open and there would be no need for visitors to pay to see them. But too many of us use our pledges et al as a means of gaining leverage to advance our particular position. We forget that all we have is a gift from God and we are beholding to God for at least 10% to be returned…..and without strings, questions or conditions. Perhaps if we truly understood gratitude we would be more generous.The Episcopal Church does not, to my knowledge, provide funding to the National Cathedral for its ongoing operations. I doubt that the Diocese of Washington does either since the actual parish is not the cathedral per se. Maybe we should fund it. Maybe we should also fund The General Seminary as well. General is a creature of the church via General Convention and is the only seminary actually owned by The Episcopal Church, yet receives no funds from the General Convention budget or the church-wide budget.We do what we must to keep doors open these days. God has called us to be extraordinarily generous in thanksgiving for the incredible blessings we have received. How many of us even come close to generous, much less extraordinarily generous? Bruce Garner, AtlantaP.S. – I don’t think being moderated has anything to do with agreement or disagreement with a poster to this blog. It is intended to prevent inappropriate postings that violate the boundaries of decorum. 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 November 26, 2013 at 8:17 pm Charging for tours is fine. Charging for admission is outrageously wrong. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs November 27, 2013 at 8:03 am For perspective: A visit to Canterbury Cathedral costs an adult visitor BP 9.50 or about $15.50 (BP 8.50 seniors/6.50 children under 18) unless attending a worship service there. Being a member of a church in the diocese of Kent and some other exceptions qualify a person for a free pass. November 27, 2013 at 8:20 am It could not have been said better, I’m embarrassed being Episcopalian right now! November 26, 2013 at 7:24 pm The Cathedral Choir concerts are hardly offered at “modest prices.” The prices they charge are comparable to what one pays at the Kennedy Center and other concert venues in the area. Apparently they are for generating income more than anything else.The article mentions trying to raise $300,000. On the local news today it was said they are trying to raise $19 million for structural repairs. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC The Rev’d Patricia Hanen, Ph.D. says: center_img Press Release Service Comments (40) Submit a Job Listing Comments are closed. Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ November 26, 2013 at 7:09 pm With all due respect, the National Cathedral IS an historic site as well as the location of the College of Preachers and the Presiding Bishop; however, given the financial exigency of the Church and the significant damage done to the Cathedral, we can ill-afford to deny the financial challenges of Church and Cathedral. I am sure those managing the site can distinguish between the needy worshipers and the tour buses. Fathers White and Herring, $10 is a modest contribution for most to pay to see the most visible site of the Episcopalian tradition in American and the so-called “national Church.” I would urge our presiding Bishop and the Bishop of Washington to take the lead on insuring repair to this national treasure and site of worship. November 27, 2013 at 8:10 am Having lived in the Washington area for 36 years, I watched The Cathedral being built and went often not just to worship but to take in the marvels of the Gothic Building. It was the last place I went before retiring to North Carolina 20 years ago. I sat in the Great Choir and cried to be leaving this holy place. I’ve been back a few times ~ Advent 1 on one occasion and for The Rt. Rev. David Jones’ consecration in 1995. If you must, charge for a docent’s tour, but $10.00 to come in and sit and soak up all the prayers that have been offered there seems very harsh to me. It makes me very sad. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH James C C Williams says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Rev. Daniel Prechtel says: The Rev’d Donald Lowery says: The Rev’d. Steven McCarty says: Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC November 26, 2013 at 8:36 pm I would suggest that all who are scandalized by the National Cathedral asking for a donation from tourists, put their money where their mouth is… and give a very generous donation designated for the repairs and restoration of the cathedral. Maybe each parish might think of giving something for our National Cathedral? I plan to ask my parish leadership in the light of this news. Comments navigation Newer comments John B. White says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Rev. Eileen Shanley-Roberts says: 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books November 26, 2013 at 6:40 pm My objection is not about charging admission to historic buildings, but since Washington itself is a national monument, my opinion is that the admission policy needs to reflect the National Monuments, such as Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington, WW2, Korea, Vietnam, Capital, Supreme Court, White House (if you have enough sway to get this ticket), and Post Office. The Church isn’t THAT special. Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release November 27, 2013 at 2:06 am I rarely if ever comment on news articles of any kind, but this news has troubled me deeply. I can understand the fundraising needs and problems faced by the cathedral. Nonetheless, despite all the words framing its decision, this still feels to me like a move toward “pay to pray”. Modern American culture is quickly moving in the direction of attaching a price to everything, regardless of the impact on the growing percentage of our population unable to find the resources to meet basic daily needs. This move on the part of the cathedral is deeply disappointing, particularly to someone like myself who has served as a volunteer at the institution for a long time and has a deep affection for it.Interesting that this decision comes at the same time that our Roman Catholic brothers and sisters have been reminded by Pope Francis of the spiritual problems of our fascination with money. Ruth Ratliff says: Rector Shreveport, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel (The Rev.) Ronald L. Reed says: Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Knoxville, TN Kathleen Moore says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Craig Clere says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME November 26, 2013 at 6:43 pm I suspect there will be backlash to this.I suspect some will lie about praying and tour for free.I think $10.00 is a bit steep. Even the $6.00 will be a bit much for a school group with a bus load of kids. Even more so if those kids come from one of Washington’s impoverished neighborhoods.I suspect a lot of folks will just take a cathedral off their list of sites of visit, or will only do the exterior.So, all that to say, I think they will collect less than they expect and may live to regret the day they decided to charge. Washington DC is not Europe and there is plenty of really cool free MODERN stuff to do instead of visiting a lovely anachronism, a GOTHICK Cathedral in a contemporary city. I would gussy up the gift shop and try to increase sales, myself. I would do more with online sales as well. There is a gold mine in internet shopping waiting to be tapped especially for Episcopalians looking for tasteful, Episcogifts.I disagree with Dr. Fr. White. While my taste in vestments tends towards the traditional, I find the modern vestments at the Cathedral thought provoking and even lovely. As regards High Altars, High Altars should be reserved for High Days. There has been a reformation and we don’t hide altars behinds screens anymore, no matter how lovely.Kiddie rides, he suggests? Perhaps it could be billed as EuroDisney America.High Cost Tours – Why not a Dan Brown” Lost Symbols” Tour? Seriously, I bet he would come to an inaugural tour, sign books, etc., to help with the restoration. I would consider paying for that and enjoy it too. December 3, 2013 at 7:22 pm David,The difference is that the Cathedral is a church and cannot receive any government support, unlike the other monuments and historical sites. The first amendment prohibits any such support.John Featured Events November 27, 2013 at 2:20 am Since going to college 48 years ago up Wisconsin Avenue from the Cathedral, it has been a much loved and often visited place, for both worship and inspiration. I don’t mind charging for tours, with generous exceptions, but am very sad at the idea of charging admission, especially at a price which seems high. I am moved to resume my giving to the Cathedral, and so might many more if an appeal were made on the basis of trying to avoid charging admission.Jim+last_img read more

La derrota de la ‘ley del baño’ de Texas significa…

first_img Presiding Bishop Michael Curry President of the House of Deputies, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET House of Bishops, House of Deputies, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA La derrota de la ‘ley del baño’ de Texas significa que la Convención General de 2018 se queda en Austin Curry y Jennings dicen que la Iglesia apoya la oposición al proyecto de ley antiinmigrante del estado Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI [Episcopal News Service] El obispo primado Michael Curry y la presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, expresaron su gratitud el 16 de agosto por la derrota de una “ley del baño” en Texas y dijeron que la Convención General se reunirá en 2018 en Austin tal como se había planeado.“Damos gracias por todos los episcopales texanos, los líderes empresariales y los activistas que alzaron sus voces públicamente contra este proyecto de ley y el perjuicio físico, espiritual y emocional que amenazaba infligir a las personas transexuales” escribieron los dos funcionarios ejecutivos. “Ahora que nos sentimos más confiados de que diputados, expositores, activistas e invitados transexuales pueden viajar a Texas  con seguridad y dignidad, no nos proponemos pedirle al Consejo Ejecutivo que reconsidere la ubicación de la Convención General 2018”.La Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal deberá reunirse del 5 al 13 de julio de 2018 en Austin.Sin embargo, Curry y Jennings advirtieron que ellos, los obispos de Texas y otros episcopales siguen preocupados por el Proyecto de Ley 4 del Senado de Texas, que entra en vigor el 1 de septiembre de este año. El proyecto de ley amenaza a los agentes de orden público con severas penas si no cooperan con las autoridades de inmigración y prohíbe a los municipios convertirse en ciudades santuarios. El proyecto de ley también les permite a los agentes de policía que interroguen a las personas sobre su estatus migratorio durante arrestos o detenciones por infracciones de tránsito.“Desde ahora y hasta el próximo verano, nos proponemos seguir de cerca el progreso de los cuestionamientos legales al Proyecto de Ley 4 del Senado [de Texas] y explorar los medios de prestarles el apoyo de la Iglesia Episcopal a los texanos que se oponen a esta ley discriminatoria y antiinmigrante”, afirmaron [ambos líderes].Diciendo que la reciente violencia en Charlottesville, Virginia, muestra que “hay tinieblas en nuestro país”, Curry y Jennings les pidieron a los episcopales “unirse a nosotros para seguir orando y hablando por todos los hijos de Dios que tienen razones para sentirse atemorizados en estos tiempos de intimidación. Amado pueblo de Dios, ¡deja brillar la luz!”.Si bien el Senado de Texas había aprobado la última iteración de la llamada “ley del baño”, el Proyecto de Ley 3 del Senado, a principios de esta sesión especial, el mismo no prosperó cuando la Cámara [de Representantes] estatal rehusó incluso sostener una vista sobre el mismo. Una oposición visible y bien financiada, incluidas las compañías energéticas, también ayudaron a derrotar el proyecto de ley.El proyecto de ley decía que los usuarios de los lavatorios colectivos, las duchas o las instalaciones de vestuario en Texas, incluidas las escuelas pública y subvencionadas, debían usar las instalaciones designadas para personas de su sexo en conformidad con la certificación de nacimiento, la licencia de conducir, un certificado de identificación personal o una licencia de portar armas del estado. Esa ley abrogaría cualesquiera normas de distritos escolares locales e individuales sobre el uso de instalaciones sanitarias.El presidente de la Cámara de Representantes de Texas, Joe Straus, se había opuesto firmemente al proyecto de ley y Curry y Jennings lo han apoyado en esa postura. Ellos le escribieron en julio antes de la sesión especial convocada para hacer seguimiento a una carta que le habían enviado en febrero.Le recordaban que la Convención General se trasladó de Houston a Honolulu en 1955 porque la ciudad de Texas no pudo ofrecer suficientes garantías de alojamientos desegregados para sus delegados.En marzo, Curry y Jennings encabezaron un testimonio amistoso firmado por 1,800 clérigos y líderes religiosos en un caso  ante el Tribunal Supremo de EE.UU. que incluía las normas para el uso de baños para los transexuales.El texto de su carta del 16 de agosto sigue a continuación:Que nuestra luz brille en Texas:Carta del Obispo Primado y de la Presidente de la Cámara de Diputados16 de agosto de 2017Querido pueblo de Dios en la Iglesia Episcopal:En el día de ayer, la legislatura de Texas levantó su sesión especial sin aprobar la llamada “ley del baño”, la cual amenazaba inscribir la discriminación contra personas transexuales en el estatuto del estado. Damos gracias a todos los episcopales, funcionarios electos, líderes empresariales y activistas texanos que alzaron sus voces públicamente contra este proyecto de ley y el perjuicio físico, espiritual y emocional que amenazaba infligir a las personas transexuales.Ahora que podemos sentirnos más confiados de que los diputados, expositores, activistas e invitados transexuales pueden viajar a Texas con seguridad y dignidad, no nos proponemos pedirle al Consejo Ejecutivo que reconsidere la ubicación de la Convención General 2018. Nos sentimos felices y aliviados  de garantizarles a los episcopales de Texas que esperamos estar con ellos en Austin el próximo verano.Junto con los obispos de Texas y muchos otros episcopales, seguimos preocupados con el Proyecto de Ley 4 del Senado, una ley de Texas que está programada para entrar en vigor el 1 de septiembre, la cual exige que la policía local coopere con las autoridades federales de inmigración y prohíbe a las municipalidades de adoptar estatutos de ciudades santuarios. Desde ahora y hasta el próximo verano, nos proponemos seguir de cerca el progreso de los cuestionamientos legales al Proyecto de Ley 4 del Senado [de Texas] y explorar los medios de prestarles el apoyo de la Iglesia Episcopal a los texanos que se oponen a esta ley discriminatoria y antiinmigrante.Hay tinieblas en nuestro país, como el disturbio supremacista blanco en Charlottesville la semana pasada demostró con repugnante y mortal claridad. Pero nosotros seguimos a Jesús, respecto a cuya venida el evangelio de Juan dijo, “la luz en las tinieblas resplandece y las tinieblas no prevalecieron contra ella” ¡Y no pueden prevalecer! De manera que cuando el mal nos divide mediante las tinieblas del racismo, el prejuicio y la intolerancia, debemos testificar más firmemente aun de la luz, del poder del Cristo resucitado para vencer el odio, cesar la división y unirnos aun más estrechamente los unos a los otros.Al tiempo de dar gracias porque la justicia para las personas transexuales ha prevalecido en Texas, les pedimos que se unan a nosotros en seguir orando y hablando a favor de todos los hijos de Dios que tienen razones para estar temerosos en estos tiempos atemorizadores. Amado pueblo de Dios, ¡deja brillar la luz!Sinceramente,Rvdmo. Michael B. Curry, Obispo PrimadoRda. Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputadoscenter_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Collierville, TN General Convention 2018, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET General Convention, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Aug 16, 2017 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC last_img read more

Aironi produce shock upset win over Biarritz

first_imgWednesday Dec 15, 2010 Aironi produce shock upset win over Biarritz One of the biggest upsets of the weekend, and perhaps the season, happened on Saturday in a Heineken Cup Pool 4 game as Aironi produced a dramatic 28-27 win over last seasons finalists, Biarritz.Italian side Aironi have done well since joining the Magners League, putting in some impressive performances at home, and now having come up with a Heineken Cup scalp of top French side.A drop goal from fullback Julien Laharrague with time almost up ensured that they snatched the win after a hard fought game, with Italy coach Nick Mallet watching on from the stands.Biarritz did score four tries and came within seven points so they left with two losing bonus points, but will have been disappointed to go down to a less fancied side. For the home side though, it was a great achievement and showed that theyre making good progress.“It was a huge win for us on two fronts. It was the first win of the season for the club and now we can look forward with real confidence,” said Marco Bortolami.“Secondly, we proved ourselves against last seasons Heineken Cup finalists and that is huge for us. We proved that we have quality and that we can play and it brings the self belief back into the team.”Bortolami attributes the new standard of play to coach Rowland Phillips.“In just a few weeks Rowland has really turned things around here,” he said of the former Welsh flanker. “His personality, his coaching technique and the way he approaches things come across very well and we all really respect him.“I come from playing in England with the British mentality to training and playing and now Rowland is bringing this to the club and all the players are right behind it.“I think you can see from our recent performances especially this last weekend just what he was brought to the team,” he said.These highlights are in Italian, so most of you wont understand but there are some great moments that make it worth watching, none more so than the exciting finish and reactions of the players after sealing the big win. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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Kurdish journalists face up to fresh challenges

first_img Kurdish security forces interrogated five journalists who braved a ban on travelling to the Iraqi-Turkish border while the editor of the weekly Hawlati is facing a year in prison for “defamation” after a complaint by Iraqi president, Jalal Talabani. February 4, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Kurdish journalists face up to fresh challenges Organisation Follow the news on Iraq RSF_en December 28, 2020 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Five journalists were stopped and questioned by Kurdish security forces after braving a ban on travel to Iraq’s border with Turkey, while the trial opened today of the editor of the independent weekly Hawlati, Abid Aref, accused of defaming President Jalal Tabani, for which he faces up to one year in prison.“We urge the authorities to take a stronger line in favour of press freedom,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “Speeches are not enough. Journalists who cover the news must have their rights protected.”“The passing of a new information law, still being examined by the regional parliament, will be a crucial first step for the future of the media in Kurdistan”, it added. Security forces arrested five journalists on 1st February near the Sengeser control post, in Suleimaniyah province, as they returned from the Kandil mountains on the Iraqi-Turkish border. Rahman Gharib (photo) was mistreated after he tried to resist the police. News December 16, 2020 Find out more News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace”center_img Help by sharing this information “We went there the evening before to meet people who are suffering from Turkish bombing. We saw that much of the infrastructure – including schools and hospitals – has been destroyed. We interviewed the residents of isolated villages and took photos of the damage”, the journalist told Reporters Without Borders.They were arrested as they tried to rejoin several colleagues who were waiting for them. Rahman Gharib, Bayez Mohammed, of Hawlati, Salam Abdallah, of the website Kurdistan Post, and freelance journalists Kerwan Salar and Mohammed Çawsin were questioned briefly. Surwan Omar, of the news agency Kurdistan News, was beaten by police when he tried to approach the group.Elsewhere, a defamation case brought by President Jalal Talabani against the editor of Hawlati opened today at a court in Suleimaniyah, 330 km north of Baghdad. Abid Aref faces up to one year in prison for carrying a report on 13 January by US researcher Michael Rubin of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, which was highly critical of several Kurdish figures, including the Iraqi head of state. The journalist was released after paying bail of one million Dinars (about 558 Euros) and the trial was postponed to a later date, not yet announced. Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” IraqMiddle East – North Africa February 15, 2021 Find out more News News Receive email alerts IraqMiddle East – North Africa to go furtherlast_img read more

How Various High Courts Have Been Monitoring COVID19 Issues In Their Jurisdictions?

first_imgTop StoriesHow Various High Courts Have Been Monitoring COVID19 Issues In Their Jurisdictions? Akshita Saxena22 April 2021 9:07 PMShare This – x’Urgent: Need Oxygen’ is flashing on all our screens left, right and centre. The present social conditions have a harrowing effect on the democratic institutions of our Constitution, that guarantees life, dignity and health. During these testing times, the Constitutional Courts that is our High Courts, have emerged as charioteers of justice and conscience. “If you don’t feel ashamed of yourself, we are feeling ashamed of ourselves for being part of such a nasty society,” the Bombay High Court said in anguish recently when the state authorities failed to comply its order to supply Remdesivir drugs to Nagpur region.”It is a shame that while the Government knew of the magnitude of the second wave it never planned things in advance”, said the Allahabad High Court in a strongly worded order after raising alarm over the collapsing health system in Uttar Pradesh.A host of High Courts are seized with similar matters and have minced no words in calling out the Central and State authorities for their lax attitude in preparing for the potential (now omnipresent) second wave, when they had the time. The situation has become so grim, that the Governments have been told to beg, borrow or even steal to make sure that the basic fundamental and human rights of its citizens, the right to live, to breathe, are not compromised. At least 11 High Courts have taken stock of the situation in their respective states and some have passed very bold orders, to minimize fatalities. At this stage, the Supreme Court yesterday took suo moto cognizance on issues related to oxygen supply, drug supply and vaccine policy in relation to COVID19 pandemic. The CJI led Bench indicated that cases pending in High Courts might be withdrawn to SC as different HCs dealing with issues create confusion. Towards this end, it has issued notices to Centre, State Governments, Union Territories and the parties who have approached the High Courts to show-cause why uniform orders not be passed by the Supreme Court.The legal fraternity has expressed reservations about the move of the Supreme Court to interfere with the High Courts’ monitoring of the COVID situation in their respective jurisdictions.’Unjustified’ : Senior Lawyers Criticize Supreme Court’s Move To Transfer COVID Matters From High Courts To Itself While much has been written on the untimely intervention by the Supreme Court, this article intends to take a quick glance at the measured approach adopted by various High Courts: Nothing to gain by hiding real picture: Gujarat HC tells State The Gujarat High Court, without an ounce of hesitation, told the State Government to not hide behind false figures of testing and availability of amenities in relation to COVID-19. “Concealment of accurate data would generate more serious problems including fear, loss of trust, panic amongst public at large,” a Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Bhargav Kania told the State. The Bench was hearing a suo motu PIL over the coronavirus situation in the state, observing that media reports on the pandemic indicate that the state was heading towards a “health emergency of sorts”. As the State tried to dispute the accuracy of the news reports, the High Court pulled up the authorities for hiding the real picture. Gujarat Govt Figures On COVID19 Not Matching With Actual Positive Cases : Gujarat High Court “The State should not feel shy of publishing the correct data of RTPCR testing results, if such figures are not being correctly reported,” it observed. The Court went on to enjoin, “The State should publish data by making efforts to find out actual number of Covid positive cases so as to remove general conception from the minds of the people that data given by the State is not accurate.” It has issued a slew of directions including (i) Setting up of testing laboratories in all the districts, (ii) Accurate reporting of RTPCR testing with correct figures of positive results, (iii) Maintaining online portal giving details of the availability of vacant beds and occupied beds under different categories for Covid patients, (iv) Take steps for procuring enough Oxygen to cater to the demands. You are shirking responsibility: Bombay HC pulls up Centre The Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court held an urgent night sitting on Wednesday night to ensure uninterrupted supply of Oxygen to the city hospitals. A division bench of Justices Sunil Sukre and SM Modak questioned the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for reducing the supply of oxygen to Maharashtra from the Bhilai Plant (Chhattisgarh) despite the State bearing the load of 40% Covid19 patients in India, and directed immediate restoration of supply. Centre’s Order Reducing Oxygen Supply Hit Maharashtra As A Bolt From Blue : Bombay High Court Directs Restoration Of Earlier Quantity “…we direct that notwithstanding the communication dated 18.4.2021 issued by theMinistry of Health and Family Welfare, PRAX AIR -Bhilai shall continue to supply 110 metric tons of liquid oxygen to the State of Maharashtra until further orders,” the Bench fearlessly ordered. It also pulled up the State Government for not complying with its earlier order directing to supply 10,000 vials of Remdesivir, an anti-viral drug, to Hospitals treating Covid-19 patients in the city. “If you don’t feel ashamed of yourself, we are feeling ashamed of ourselves for being part of such a nasty society. We are not able to do anything for the helpless patients of Maharashtra. You don’t have any solution, what nonsense is this?,” the Bench sternly told Joint Commissioner of FDA who claimed that the State had no role to play in the procurement of Remdesivir for private hospital. It directed the Joint Commissioner of FDA, Nagpur to take action against black marketers and supply 100 vials to Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur as the Dean hadn’t received a single vial despite 900 patients. We cannot afford to lose lives: Delhi HC puts Centre to task A division bench comprising of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rekha Palli directed the Central Government to take all possible steps for diverting Oxygen produced by various industries for medical use. “If necessary, Centre should divert entire supply from industries particularly steel and petroleum… If it means that those industries have to shut till imports (of oxygen) are made, so be it. We cannot afford to lose lives. It might be inconvenient. Let it be inconvenient. Human lives are more important than commercial interests,” the High Court observed while hearing a plea filed by Max Hospitals citing shortage of oxygen. The remarks were made after Solicitor General of India, Tushar Mehta submitted before the Bench that time was given till April 22 as regards the ban on industrial oxygen as technologically industries require about 72 hours to shut down their operations. “Citizen can only fall back on the State. So you have to beg, borrow or steal and ensure the protection of fundamental emergency”, the Bench remarked. ‘If Tatas Can Divert Their Oxygen, Why Can’t Others? This Is Height Of Greed’ : Delhi High Court Wants Industries To Supply Oxygen For COVID Emergency It even proceeded to issued contempt notice to an oxygen manufacturer, M/s INOX, for not complying with its earlier order to supply oxygen to the Delhi Government. The notice was however discharged the next day, after compliance. Yesterday, the High Court warned of criminal action against erring authorities in case, movement of oxygen supplies is obstructed. This was after several Oxygen Tankers being sent from UP and Haryana were blocked by the local authorities, given the requirement in those States. The Bench also expressed concern over the acute shortage of hospital beds for treating critical Covid-19 patients in the capital city and asked the Centre to enhance availability on a priority basis. “Forget common man on the street, even if I were to ask for a bed, it would not be available right now,” Justice Sanghi remarked.As the Supreme Court steps into the suo moto case today , let the judges remember the late night Delhi High Court order saved lives . Best to let High Courts do their job— Indira Jaising (@IJaising) April 23, 2021 Govt can’t negate basic human right to Health: MP HC The Madhya Pradesh High Court issued a slew of directions to the State Government to ensure adequate healthcare and medical infrastructure for its citizens during the pandemic. “Article 38, Article 39(e), Article 41 and Article 47 in Part-IV of the Constitution of India as well as the fundamental right guaranteed vide Article 21 of the Constitution of India deal with potent and substantive contents of the right to life which in its broad sweep also includes right to good health,” the Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq and Justice Atul Sreedharan reminded the State. It ordered the authorities to: (i) ensure continuous and regular supply of Oxygen and Remdesivir to all Covid hospitals, (ii) augment all such Hospitals that generally cater to medical needs of middle class/ poor/ below poverty line families, by providing the necessary equipment, (iii) fix rates to be charged by private Hospitals/ Pathological Labs/ Diagnostic Centres for treatment/tests, etc.Those In Helm Of Governance Are To Be Blamed For Present Chaotic Health Problems: Allahabad HCExpressing dissatisfaction at the measures adopted by the State Government to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, the Allahabad High Court passed a slew of directions.The Court narrated the abysmal state of affairs of public health care system in major cities of Uttar Pradesh.Referring to the statistics of hospital facilities in the city of Prayagraj, the Court said that the “medical health infrastructure that the government has developed in the past, can cater to the needs of less than 0.5% of the city population”,”If people die of pandemic in a large number due to paucity of sufficient medical aid it would be the governments to blame which failed to counter the pandemic even after one long year of experience and learning..””In any civilised society if public health system is not able to meet the challenges and people die for want of proper medication, it means there has been no proper development. Health and education go side-by-side. Those in the helm of affairs of governance are to be blamed for the present chaotic health problems and more so when there is a democracy which means a government of the people, by the people and for the people”.The Court noted with consternation that VIP recommendations were needed to get RT-PCR tests, hospital admissions, oxygen cylinders etc.Taking note of the immense pressure created by the pandemic on the health system, the Court ordered that lockdown be imposed in 5 major cities of UP for one week.The UP government immediately challenged this direction before the Supreme Court next day. The apex court stayed the direction to impose lockdown, and called for a report from the State Government on COVID management. Situation is very bad: High Courts seek to ramp up testing The High Courts of Jharkhand, Karnataka, Patna and Uttarakhand unanimously stressed on the need to ramp up testing and to timely provide the result to the concerned individuals. The Patna High Court observed that RT-PCR tests are not being done at the desired rate. “The Court expects the respondents to step up the speed/pace of RT-PCR tests in the State,” a Division Bench comprising of Justices CS Singh and Mohit Kumar Shah said. It insisted that State should take all possible measures so as to ensure that persons coming from outside the State are either made to undergo rapid antigen test or they are able to show on the basis of the test reports available with them that they are not COVID positive. It also made significant observations on the shortage of medical facilities like Oxygen cylinders, Remdesivir injection, etc. A Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice Alok Kumar Verma at the Uttarakhand High Court passed a slew of directions to prevent spread of Covi-19 in the State, including a direction to the Government to regulate the forthcoming Char Dham Yatra in the pilgrim cities. It has also asked the State Cabinet to take policy decisions for tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. Further, the High Courts of Madras, Chhattisgarh and Punjab and Haryana have also taken cognizance of the situation in their respective states. (However, these cases are at a very nascent stage.) High Courts have risen to the occasion timely An overview of all the High Courts’ orders reflects the tandem in which they aim to uphold the most basic value of the Constitution— human life and dignity. The orders unanimously seek proper management of the Covid-19 pandemic in the most transparent manner— by keeping the public in loop regarding availability of medical infrastructure, proper testing, equitable distribution of essential supplies and services, checking hoarding and illicit trade. To sum up, the High Courts have been vigilant in handling the crisis at the grass-root level.TagsCOVID-19 second wave Supreme Cour of India #Delhi High Court Bombay High Court Nagpur Bench Gujarat High Court #Remdesivir Oxygen Supply Next Storylast_img read more

Companies must start to take succession planning seriously

first_img Previous Article Next Article Companies must start to take succession planning seriouslyOn 29 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today With a growing number of organisations having to handle the loss of seniormanagers at short notice, it’s clear HR must take the development of themanagers of the future very seriouslyWhile it is widely recognised that leadership is vitally important tocompanies at all levels, many organisations fail to plan for continuity in thisarea. A number of organisations have had to handle the recent loss of seniormanagers at short notice. Those in the headlines include Amey, which lost itsnew finance director after just 36 days in the job; HP Bulmer, which lost bothits chief executive and FD following accounting irregularities; the Bank ofEngland, which took a long time to replace David Clementi; and JJB Sports,which has suffered the tragic death of chief executive Duncan Sharpe. With the war for talent continuing, and people moving jobs more often, therisk of managerial loss is getting more severe. A recent survey by DDI identified the top concern of international senior HRspecialists as “a terrifying gap between the experience levels ofexecutives and their prospective successors” (see PersonnelToday.com’sarchives). Where do companies go wrong? In the first case, many organisations aresimply not good enough at assessing and identifying the potential of theirstaff for future leadership roles. This is compounded by a lack of development of managers – especially thosewho are not as positive in pushing themselves forward for promotion. Even those who have good assessment techniques then fail to co-ordinatetheir work across the organisation. They often just set up function orcountrywide ‘talent pools’, which are not shared with other parts of thecompany. Companies need to start taking succession planning seriously. It needs to bemade a key business responsibility that both HR departments and managers takeseriously at all levels. The first key step to take is to demystify the whole process of promotion –the company needs to communicate what is needed in managers and leaders, andactively promote the benefits of achieving leadership positions. This may be more difficult than it sounds. Equally, many companies havesuffered from a failure to recruit a diverse enough pool of talent to producesuitable managers as market conditions change. Once an individual is agreed to be of high potential, they need to be addedto a centrally managed ‘talent pool’. All managers need to be regularlyassessed to see if they should be in the pool, and those identified as key tothe future of the company need to be developed strongly – they also need to betold that they are seen as managers of the future. Improvements to work-life balance practices can be effective in increasingthe number of potential senior managers – especially female managers. Companies cannot rely solely on internal succession in a crisis though –moving people around will only serve to create ‘holes’ in other parts of theorganisation, and there needs to be a series of external options. An external talent pool is much more difficult to operate than an internalone, but should include people who have recently retired or moved to anothercompany and could be brought back, and admired industry experts andcompetitors. It should even include people who were considered for a particularrole but eventually lost out. Also, the employer should develop relationships with interim managementspecialists in advance of any need – enabling them to understand the nature ofthe corporate culture rather than having to start from scratch once someone hasleft. HR professionals need to be managing this process. Hugh Flouch Managing director of organisational consulting, RightCoutts Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Germany: Tognum to Present System Solutions for Military Vessels at SMM

first_img View post tag: system View post tag: News by topic Equipment & technology Share this article View post tag: Tognum Germany: Tognum to Present System Solutions for Military Vessels at SMM View post tag: Germany View post tag: military View post tag: europecenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Germany: Tognum to Present System Solutions for Military Vessels at SMM View post tag: SMM View post tag: Present From 4 to 7 September, the Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen will present its propulsion and system solutions for yachts, commercial ships and military vessels at this year’s SMM shipbuilding, machinery & marine technology trade fair in Hamburg (stand 305, hall A3).This will include main propulsion engines delivering up to 7,400kW (9,920bhp), on-board gensets for commercial vessels in the power range from 5 to 3,000kW (7 to 4,025bhp) and combined propulsion systems with diesel engines and gas turbines with a power output of up to 35MW (46,900bhp). In the field of automation, the company will display a new control console for megayachts. Comprehensive “MTU ValueCare” service products including customized service contracts, original MTU spare parts or consumables such as coolants, engine oil and engine filters will complement the product portfolio.[mappress]Press Release, Septembar 4, 2012; Image: MTU September 4, 2012 View post tag: solutions View post tag: vesselslast_img read more

Senior Producer – (STA006734)

first_imgEEO/AAQualifications :Bachelors and 5 years experienceRequires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practicalaspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; orthe basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline.Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal,directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university oran equivalent in-depth specialized training program that isdirectly related to the type of work being performed.Requires a minimum of five (5) years of directly job-relatedexperience.Willing to consider experience in lieu of education.Prefer a minimum of five (5) years of job-related experience.Senior Producer, Houston Public MediaIn the nation’s sixth largest radio market, Houston Public Mediakeeps the city informed through hourly newscasts, two daily radiotalk shows, as well as assorted podcasts and other digitalmedia.Our Senior Producer contributes to all these formats by creatinghigh quality news content that is strong, engaging, topical andrelevant. The Senior Producer is a great communicator, able to workwith our journalists and radio hosts in creating new and bettercontent, often reacting to breaking news events.Our Senior Producer has a sharp sense of what’s making news now andalso what’s trending, always looking for compelling topics forfuture feature stories and talk show segments. The Senior Producerhas experience in anchoring and producing newscasts and iscomfortable toggling between on-air and online to get the storyout.Our newsroom often must react quickly to major breaking newsevents. The Senior Producer is skilled at handling multiple dutiesduring these times, is quick to get sound from the key players andturn it around to air within minutes, and takes the lead in movingour resources to cover the story effectively.Houston is among America’s most diverse cities, a place ofnear-constant growth, a city that some say is what the country willlook like in decades to come. For those reasons, it’s an excitingand dynamic place to be a journalist.If that’s what you’re looking for, and if you read the descriptionof our Senior Producer and said, “That’s me!”, please apply now. Welook forward to learning more about you.Note: Applicants please attach 3 professional referenceswith your submission.* Houston Public Media Virtual Career Fair . You can speak directlyto the hiring manager [email protected] . forreferenced position at our Virtual Career Fair on March 31, 2021from 11am – 2pm. Please log on to link below.Log in to this event at “https://app.brazenconnect.com/events/j3D17/login” . Needhelp?” Contact [email protected] to Applicant: Senior Producer, Houston Public Media Inthe nation’s sixth largest radio market, Houston Public Media keepsthe city informed through hourly newscasts, two daily radio talkshows, as well as assorted podcasts and other digital media. OurSenior Producer contributes to all these formats by creating highquality news content that is strong, engaging, topical andrelevant. The Senior Producer is a great communicator, able to workwith our journalists and radio hosts in creating new and bettercontent, often reacting to breaking news events. Our SeniorProducer has a sharp sense of what’s making news now and alsowhat’s trending, always looking for compelling topics for futurefeature stories and talk show segments. The Senior Producer hasexperience in anchoring and producing newscasts and is comfortabletoggling between on-air and online to get the story out. Ournewsroom often must react quickly to major breaking news events.The Senior Producer is skilled at handling multiple duties duringthese times, is quick to get sound from the key players and turn itaround to air within minutes, and takes the lead in moving ourresources to cover the story effectively. Houston is amongAmerica’s most diverse cities, a place of near-constant growth, acity that some say is what the country will look like in decades tocome. For those reasons, it’s an exciting and dynamic place to be ajournalist. If that’s what you’re looking for, and if you read thedescription of our Senior Producer and said, “That’s me!”, pleaseapply now. We look forward to learning more about you. Develops and produces media for various projects in accordancewith PBS Editorial Standards.Oversees editorial process of new projects from pitch to finalmix and digital presentation.Coordinates media distribution and promotion across allplatforms.Conceives, develops and/or transforms program ideas andconcepts into programs and/or promotional spots.Pitches, develops and produces stories for existing HPMprograms.Contributes, as appropriate, to on-air and podcast fundraisingactivities.Performs other job-related duties as required. Leads, coordinates, writes and produces programs and content forHouston Public Media (HPM). Determines the production needs ofprograms to best achieve project and organizationalobjectives.last_img read more