2020 Rugby Preview and PredictionsRugby union fans are set for an exciting time of things in 2020, with plenty to look forward to in both domestic and international competitions.Saracens’ 35-point deduction has added an intriguing dimension to the Premiership season, setting up the possibility of one of the greatest sporting comebacks of all-time.On the international front, England will be eager to put their World Cup disappointment behind them when they kick-off their Six Nations campaign in February.Read on as we look at some of the main talking points for the next 12 months in the world of rugby union.Saracens on a missionThe massive points deduction handed down to Saracens would probably have floored other clubs, but it appears to have galvanised the reigning Gallagher Premiership champions.They have managed to claw back more than half of the deficit after just five matches, sparking a flurry of interest on the 888sport betting app in their odds to secure a top four finish.Saracens appear to have sacrificed Champions Cup success in favour of retaining their Premiership status and it is a decision that could pay huge dividends in 2020.If they can maintain their early season form throughout the campaign, Saracens should comfortably avoid relegation and climb up the table.Finishing in the top four would undoubtedly be one of the greatest sporting comebacks in history, although sneaking into a Champions Cup qualification spot is the more likely outcome.Bounce back: Maro Itoje of Saracens takes contact (Getty Images)England aiming to bounce backHaving defeated New Zealand in the semi-finals, England were strongly fancied to go on and win the 2019 World Cup.However, they were deservedly beaten by South Africa and must now quickly regroup with the Six Nations Championship looming large.England have plenty of young talent in their squad, giving head coach Eddie Jones plenty to work on over the coming months.With both Wales and Ireland set to visit Twickenham during the 2020 campaign, England’s fixtures are favourable and they are strongly fancied to complete the Grand Slam.The long-term aim for this group of players will be the 2023 World Cup in France and winning the Six Nations would be a great way to start the next cycle.Farrell faces testing times with IrelandIreland’s dismal World Cup campaign will undoubtedly have signalled the end for many of their more experienced players. This is an advertsing feature with 888 sport betting. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Shout out: Manu Tuilagi of England celebrates with his team-mates (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS It’s a 2020 vision of the rugby year ahead. This is an advertsing feature. The tournament came a year too late for Ireland and new head coach Andy Farrell has a big rebuilding job on his hands.The likes of Conor Murray, Rob Kearney, Cian Healy and others may not be around for the next World Cup, highlighting the size of the task faced by Farrell.When you factor in that this is Farrell’s first stint as a head coach, there could be some tough times ahead for Irish rugby.However, Ireland de have some promising talent coming through and if Farrell can get them to fulfil their potential the future could be bright.New boss: Wayne Pivac is now head coach of Wales(Getty Images)Pivac with big shoes to fill in WalesWarren Gatland has left Wales in a healthy state, with the squad featuring a nice blend of youth and experience.His replacement as head coach, Wayne Pivac, did a superb job with Welsh club Scarlets and he will be eager to continue in the same vein at international level.Pivac’s main issue will be imposing his own style on set-up that has been moulded around Gatland’s methodologies.Away trips to Ireland and England in the Six Nations will be tough, although Wales should be capable of picking up a positive result in Dublin.Gatland has provided Pivac with an excellent foundation to work from and it will be interesting to see how he fares in 2020.Scotland set to struggle againScotland have been having a tough time of things over the past few years and it’s difficult to see that changing anytime soon.Injuries hit them hard in last year’s Six Nations and that continued into a disappointing World Cup campaign in Japan.The gap between Scotland and the rest of the big nations has been steadily growing and it is difficult to believe they will be able to halt their slide in 2020.Head coach Gregor Townsend deserves credit for trying to play the game the right way, but Scotland simply don’t have the resources to compete on an equal footing.Italy’s presence in the Six Nations will keep them off bottom of the standings, but that will be of little consolation to Scotland’s long-suffering fans.
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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Tags Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Events Posted Jan 27, 2012 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Stacy Sauls’ opening remarks to Executive Council New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Executive Council January 2012 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Executive Council, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Opening Remarks of the Chief Operating OfficerExecutive CouncilJanuary 27, 2012I want to begin and end by updating you on the well-being of the staff of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society. To do that, I need to tell you just a little bit about a movie, which has recently been nominated for Best Picture of the Year. It is called “Moneyball.” I think it would do every leader a world of good to study it carefully. “Moneyball” is about how Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A’s, changed the way the game of baseball is played despite an awful lot of voices that said you can’t change the way we’ve done it for a hundred years. It is similar to the seven last words of the church: “We’ve never done it that way before.” The challenge Billy Beane faced is that the Oakland A’s are a small media market team, which meant that he had a small budget to work with, and that ought to suggest right off the bat that this story has some relevance to the church. Beane’s challenge was that he couldn’t compete for the star players with the big money teams like the Yankees and the Red Sox with his small budget. As he puts it, “There’s the rich teams, there’s the poor teams, then there’s 50 tons of crap, then there’s us.” So, rather than trying to play the game the way the Yankees and Red Sox did, which doomed him to perpetual failure, he decides instead to play the game differently. His guiding principle is this: “Adapt or die.”Adapt or die. That pretty much sums up the challenge of the Episcopal Church, and all churches, at the beginning of a post-modern, and certainly post-Christian era face. And that is why “adapt or die” and the movie “Moneyball” became the focus of two days of in house staff meetings in January. What emerged is this guiding principle for the life of the staff: Dream, create, adapt, act. Dream, create, adapt, act.That is what we have set out to do as a staff. There are a lot of times when that is going to be difficult to do. This weekend is one of them. But what I as the Chief Operating Officer am absolutely committed to doing is keeping us focused on that principle no matter what comes. Dream, create, adapt, act.So let me tell you what I dream about for our staff. I dream about a Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society staff that is true to its name. And I dream about a Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society staff that is known throughout the Church as creative, competent, and helpful, a staff all levels of our church want to be their resource, partners, and collaborator in engaging God’s mission to proclaim good news to the poor, release to the captives, recovery of sight to the blind, freedom to the oppressed, and the acceptable year of the Lord (Lk. 4:18). The staff is energized and excited by that, I believe, and is beginning to see itself as a positive force for servant leadership in the church and not, at least not all of the time, as unappreciated, marginalized and forced to be passive. They have asked to continue the process we began at our in house event two weeks ago, and we plan to do that. And we plan to actively continue dreaming, creating, adapting, and acting.Let me tell you how. For one thing, we as a staff seek increased interaction and engagement with Executive Council. Three Executive Council members, Frederica Thompsett, Stephanie Cheney, and Bruce Garner, participated in the in house process I described. Earlier this week two staff members and I participated in a conference call with two Council members on a program idea called “Building the Beloved Community” to address multicultural and diversity concerns. Last month we hired an Interim Legal Counsel, Paul Nix, who is here and whom I hope you will meet. Not only the Presiding Bishop and I were involved in that, but we involved Bonnie, Sally Johnson, David Beers, and Gay Jennings. To be the competent and respected leadership in the church that it can be, the staff needs the collaboration of the Executive Council. And, quite frankly, it needs the support of the Executive Council. It wants to work with you. And it will be responsive to you, your ideas, and your concerns. What I ask all of you, though, is that you treat the staff as your collaborators and partners, and work directly with us, at least first, and not take what’s on your mind instead to public forums and express your criticisms there, which unfortunately is not an isolated occurrence. When that happens it very much goes against the creativity of which we’re capable and which is precisely what the church needs from us. And I want to suggest that it is not a good way to carry out the fiduciary responsibilities of being a board, including those owed to the staff.As we move toward building the reputation for competence, indeed excellence, that I dream about, I can tell you some initial signs of success. First, regarding Mission Funding, I ask you for a resolution to change the name “Mission Funding,” which conjures up anything but excellence and success, to something else, perhaps Churchwide Development Office, and let us start fresh. It is important because it is an area where I believe we can start to show success. In that area we have prepared a report on a case for a churchwide development effort, which has been presented to Council, as requested. We are now deeply engaged in moving the archives project forward, and I believe we have the confidence of the Board of Archives. We are actively working on a gift in the seven figure range to benefit a diocese in Province IX. We are actively working on a gift that could benefit Indigenous Ministries. We will convene an advisory committee in March. The office has prepared a case statement to lead to the sustainability of the unique strengths of our historically black Episcopal colleges. The office is prepared to work on the work of Haiti after the Church Foundation passes off that work later this year. There is a lot of potential here, and we are beginning, finally, to see some things pay off.Also, I promised to you at our last meeting that we would have a new website before this meeting. It demonstrates both the excellence and the potential of our Communications Department, and we have them to thank for a highly creative and welcoming new site. There are improvements to be made, to be sure and the next phases are already underway, but it really is an extraordinary product.The IT Department is in the process of completing a complete upgrade of all computers and a virtual desktop platform that will make networking and collaborating, and all our work, much, much easier and efficient. By the time we meet again we will have done something about the telephone answering system. I am tired of calling in and not being able to reach anyone. We have just sent two staff members to explore partnerships in, of all places, Kenya, where they found people on the ground extremely anxious to work with us and, among other things, the existence of the Katharine Jefferts Schori Women’s Center for Ministry in one rural diocese, something neither she nor any of us had any idea existed. Ask Sam to describe this trip for you.I have two final things. As I began with a report about the well-being of the staff, I want to close with one as well. This meeting, as you might imagine, is the source of no small amount of anxiety for the staff as we consider the budget. I have informed them of the status of the budget process in a memo yesterday. I will share the budget drafts with them during the course of this meeting and its outcomes at the end of the meeting. I will do the same at the conclusion of the PB&F meeting next week, and Bishop Katharine and I will meet with the staff the week after that in person. Managers and team leaders are engaged in conversations about how to take whatever budget comes from General Convention and dream, create, adapt, and act. But I do ask you to be sensitive to their legitimate needs in this time.And lastly, I mention my work in advocating for a serious discussion of far-reaching structural reform leaving nothing off the table and no question unasked. That work included, as you know, a presentation to the House of Bishops in September. There was some concern expressed at the time that the Council was not made aware of that presentation in advance. I did not give the presentation to Council in October because it was not on the agenda, and so some members of Council asked the Executive Committee to place it on the agenda for this meeting. The Executive Committee, however, did not think that was a good idea. I don’t know if any of you have interest in that presentation in seeing it or not, but I gave it to the staff at our in house meeting two weeks ago and I made copies of it. I have DVDs of the presentation with an introduction by Bishop Katharine and they are available to any of you who would like to have them.Thank you.The Rt. Rev. Stacy F. 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“COPY” 2008 Save this picture!+ 25 Share Architects: Dock4 Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Silva Hindmarch House / Dock4 Architecture Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/64479/silva-hindmarch-house-dock4-architecture Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/64479/silva-hindmarch-house-dock4-architecture Clipboard Houses CopyHouses•Coningham, Australia Text description provided by the architects. The house was conceived as ‘mountain shed’ in the alpine mountain setting of Mt Wellington, Tasmania. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAThe building sits tightly on the 387m contour spanning between the exotic garden of the neighbour to the South and the Tasmanian alpine bush to the North. The spanning between these two gardens is linked via a block spine wall retaining the mountain and enclosing the interior. Save this picture!The finishes are rough and exposed, utilising off- the shelf building materials. The form was driven by the concept of a large rectangular shed with voids removed to emphasise entrance, balcony and roof.Project gallerySee allShow lessHerzog & de Meuron’s VitraHaus VideoArticlesNorwegian Mountaineering Center / Reiulf Ramstad ArkitekterArticles Share Australia Area: 4800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Silva Hindmarch House / Dock4 ArchitectureSave this projectSaveSilva Hindmarch House / Dock4 Architecture Year: CopyAbout this officeDock4 ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesConinghamAustraliaPublished on June 15, 2010Cite: “Silva Hindmarch House / Dock4 Architecture” 15 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/161272/house-in-sanno-studio-noa Clipboard Year: “COPY” Architects: Studio NOA Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/161272/house-in-sanno-studio-noa Clipboard 2008 Houses Japan Area: 38 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House in Sanno / Studio NOA Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio NOA+ 15 Share House in Sanno / Studio NOASave this projectSaveHouse in Sanno / Studio NOA CopyHouses•Japan “COPY” Text description provided by the architects. Just in front of the entrance is a large main hall featuring a 6 meter-high ceiling, with bookshelves built into one of the walls. This large central space serves as a shared common space. It contains a stairwell leading to and connected with the other rooms. Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio NOARecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsThis relatively large void gives the residence a sense of spatial continuity as well as openness from the slightly small individual rooms in the house. Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio NOAThere is a loft space that can serve as a future children’s room just above the entrance. It is currently being used by the husband as a reading area to indulge his love of books. An underground mezzanine space leading down from the main hall serves as a bedroom with ample natural light and ventilation. Save this picture!PlansThe area leading up from the main hall serves as a compact kitchen and dining area equipped with a food preparation area, storage units for tableware and crockery, dishwasher, rice cooker, microwave oven and garbage bins. Just above this kitchen-dining area, with its low ceiling due to legal height restrictions, is a wash basin and bathroom with skylight overhead. From the balcony, the view of the starry night sky provides the couple with welcomed relief from a day of hard work.Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio NOAProject gallerySee allShow lessBusan Opera House Proposal / ORPROJECTArticlesSOM Announces the 2011 SOM Prize WinnerArticles Share CopyAbout this officeStudio NOAOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on August 22, 2011Cite: “House in Sanno / Studio NOA” 22 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
14 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is causing a stir in Oxfordshire this year. Abingdon based charity Against Breast Cancer is challenging supporters to dive and/or drive during October to raise over £10,000 for their research work into the disease.For the really daring, the Big Pink Plunge is a skydive that’s taking place at Brackley Airfield in Northampton on 23rd October 2011. The charity is calling all thrill seekers to jump from a plane in the name of fundraising and fun.For more ‘grounded’ supporters there’s an opportunity to join Against Breast Cancer for a round of golf, hosted by Kirtlington Golf Club, near Bicester on Tuesday 11th October. The day closes with athree course dinner, raffle and live auction.Join Against Breast Cancer and help create a stir this October. To sign up or find out more please go to: www.againstbreastcancer.org.uk—– ENDS —–Notes:Please contact: Gill Kemp – National Events Manager, Against Breast CancerTel: 01235 534211Kirtlington Golf Club event details – 11th October 2011Tuesday 11th October 11am – 9pmKirtlington Golf Club, nr Bicester, OxfordshireThree course dinner, Charity auction; Ladies, mens and mixed teams18 hole Stableford game; On-course competitions; Tournament prizes; Raffle & Charity AuctionOn the Day: Bacon roll & coffee/tea on arrival * Tee times from midday * 2 tee start * Buggies available by arrangement * Refreshments at the half way point * Club bar * Dinner 6.00pm *Big Pink Plunge Event – 23rd October 2011The Big Pink Plunge offers you the opportunity to take part in a skydive, with full training provided by qualifed instructors. No prior experience is required.The skydive is taking place at Brackley Airfield on 23rd October 2011 but can be organised at another time and venue if this date isn’t suitable.Against Breast CancerAgainst Breast Cancer is a charity dedicated to funding ground breaking research to improve detection and increase survival after breast cancer diagnosis. Our expert scientists use one of the largest collections of breast cancer patient samples in the UK to look for vital information that could identify the spread of the disease.More women are surviving breast cancer every year. Against Breast Cancer’s research looks at the whole woman through three interlinked areas of research – biochemistry, immunology, and diet and lifestyle. The charity’s research is studying new ways that could help doctors identify and treat secondary breast cancer faster and more effectively and our ultimate aim is to find a vaccine.The charity’s national Diet & Lifestyle study is one of the largest in the world looking at the effects of diet, lifestyle and complementary treatments on breast cancer and long-term survival. Support is vital for Against Breast Cancer if it is to continue its innovative research to develop ways to improve detection and survival after diagnosis so women and men can look forward to a future free of breast cancer. Howard Lake | 15 September 2011 | News Dive N’ Drive For October Breast Cancer Awareness Month Tagged with: Events
191 total views, 1 views today Melanie May | 25 March 2019 | News DEC member charities are working with national partners to support the rescue and relief effort taking place across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, which is delivering clean water, emergency shelter materials and blankets, food such as pulses and maize flour, and urgent health assistance. The 14 member charities are: Action Against Hunger, ActionAid UK, Age International, British Red Cross, CAFOD, CARE International UK, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide UK, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Oxfam GB, Plan International UK, Save the Children UK, Tearfund and World Vision UK. The appeal has received the backing of a number of high-profile figures on Twitter including Raymond Blanc, Alesha Dixon, JB Gill, Bear Grylls, Shobna Gulati, Myleene Klass, Annie Lennox, Adrian Lester, Simon Pegg, James Purefoy and Emma Watson. The DEC Cyclone Adai Appeal has now topped £18m, less than a week after launch.The Disasters Emergency Committee launched the appeal on Thursday 21 March, broadcasting on BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky. It is encouraging people to donate by text, online, by post, or at any post office or high street bank.£8 million was raised in its first 24 hours of the appeal’s launch. The UK Government is also matching pound for pound the first £4 million donated by the public through UK Aid Match. Advertisement Tagged with: Celebrity DEC disaster 192 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 DEC Cyclone Idai Appeal reaches £18m About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14
RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crews are more than 600% busier over the Christmas period that they were 40 years ago, according to new figures.During the festive period of 24 December to 1 January last year, RNLI volunteers launched to the rescue 155 times compared with 21 call outs in 1979. During the festive periods dating back to 1979, RNLI volunteers have rescued 1,453 people and saved 299 lives. However, while demand is increasing, the charity is also battling falling income with its financial resources dropping by £28.6m in 2018.The figures come as RNLI runs its major fundraising appeal, The Perfect Storm, which has the aim of raising £1.8m and recruiting 12,000 new supporters.The causes of callouts over the festive period have changed over the years. In the early 80s the most common reason for callouts was to commercial fishing vessels and powered craft.Since 2000, many of those needing help are often just visiting the coast and not out on vessels or watercraft. As well as slips, trips and falls, tidal cut offs are also a contributing factor to RNLI call outs.Long-serving RNLI volunteer Phil Eaglen joined Wells Lifeboat Station as a shore crew volunteer at the age of 17 in 1967, and has dedicated 50 years with the RNLI. This Christmas, joining him around the dinner table with their pagers close at hand will be his son and granddaughter, who will also be ready to respond if the call comes in.Phil Eaglen said:“Christmas is no different to any other time of year, we’ll still be on call ready to save lives and delay our own Christmas celebrations. We couldn’t do what we do without the support of the public. The RNLI has experienced a shortfall in funds, but we are rescuing more people than ever before. We are facing the Perfect Storm and are calling on people to make a donation this Christmas to ensure we can continue saving lives at sea.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Main image credit: RNLI/Stephen LawsonMore on this: Charity Christmas 2019 Appeals: the Video Round Up Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 86 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Melanie May | 10 December 2019 | News Tagged with: appeals RNLI Festive period sees RNLI over 600% busier than 40 years ago
Dublin, Ireland — A century ago, on April 24, 1916 — Easter Monday — a few hundred Irish men and women mounted an armed rebellion against the immense and brutal British Empire. They rose up in Dublin at St. Stephen’s Green, the Four Courts and various other key locations around the city, and in the countryside at Wexford, Louth, Meath, Cork and Galway, among other places.During the hundreds of years of British colonialist domination of Ireland, the Irish people had been starved and denied basic rights like voting and holding office, owning property, practicing their religion or even speaking their own language. Their churches were destroyed, they were denied schooling, and many were forced to eke out an existence on small pieces of rocky ground.Kilmainham JailEaster 1916 was not the first time the Irish had taken up arms to fight their oppressor. It was preceded by the Rebellion of 1798, Emmet’s Rising in 1803, the Young Irelanders of 1848, the Fenian Rising of 1867, the agrarian struggles of the 1880s and the Lockout of 1913. More recently, we should not forget the Hunger Strikers of 1981 and countless other acts of resistance and rebellion. But as President Gerry Adams of Sinn Fein said, “Few touch the mind and the heart as deeply as the Easter Rising of 1916.”The year 1916 saw the coming together of socialists, republicans, nationalists, suffragists and Irish culture activists into a revolutionary movement to establish a democratic and egalitarian republic. Masterminded by the Irish Republican Brotherhood, the fighting included the Irish Citizen Army and the Irish Volunteers Force.The General Post Office became their headquarters. Shortly after noon on Easter Monday, Padraig Pearse, leader of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and a key leader of the Rebellion, read the “Proclamation of the Provisional Government of the Irish Republic” from the front steps of the GPO. It is a significant document for many reasons, not the least of which is its inclusion of women throughout. While women and their supporters in other nations of the world were struggling to achieve the right to vote, the Proclamation was a radical endorsement of equal rights for women in Irish society.Pearse read from the Proclamation: “The Irish Republic is entitled to, and hereby claims, the allegiance of every Irishman and Irishwoman. The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens, and declares its resolve to pursue the happiness and prosperity of the whole nation and all its parts, cherishing all the children of the nation equally.”More than 100 women took part in the Rising, many of whom were members of the Republican women’s organization Cumann na mBan, which had in its constitution, alongside its equality agenda, an explicit commitment to the use of force by arms against British force in Ireland.Brutal suppression and secret executionsThe British quickly declared martial law and ordered reinforcements, leaving the Volunteers vastly outnumbered and outgunned. The siege lasted six days. On Saturday, 29 April, rather than see further bloodshed from the overwhelming firepower of the British Empire, the Volunteers surrendered. The day before, Pearse had seen British soldiers shoot down a group of women in the street, and a family holding a white flag mowed down while escaping their burning house.Perhaps 1,600 Volunteers had risen up. In Dublin, 450 people were killed, including 230 civilians; 2,614 people were injured, and nine remained missing. Much of Dublin was demolished. Only the façade of the GPO remained.Many who had been prepared to join the uprising did not, believing the action had been cancelled when Volunteers leader Eoin MacNeill called it off, due to the failure to arrive of a shipment of arms. But the fighting of April 1916 had far-reaching impact.Much of the population of Dublin (300,000+) was lukewarm to the Rebellion at first. It was the brutal response of the British to the leaders that changed the population’s attitude and set the stage for the next developments.Secret courts under martial law tried 186 men and one woman: Countess Markiewizc, who played a significant role in the Rebellion. Over two weeks, all seven signatories of the Proclamation and nine others were executed at Kilmainham Jail. Socialist James Connolly, who had been badly wounded at the GPO, had to be tied to a chair in order to be shot. All showed great bravery and resistance to the end.The secrecy of the trials and quick executions, by firing squad at dawn, had the opposite effect from that which the British had intended.The Irish public was outraged and the Rebellion’s leaders became heroes and martyrs as public opinion moved toward the goal of a sovereign Irish republic. The years following saw the growth of Sinn Fein, more war with the British, civil war, partition — with six counties in the north remaining part of Britain — and ultimately the independence of 26 of the 32 counties that constitute the Irish island becoming the independent Republic of Ireland.This year, the Irish celebrate the centennial of the courageous actions of 1916 and say, as they did then, “Tiocfaidch ar la!” (“Our day will come!”)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Portland, Ore.A militant picket line of 50 workers and supporters marched outside Oregon Public Broadcasting on Dec. 6, chanting ‘Union busting? That’s disgusting!” They were demanding that OPB negotiate a decent contract and stop trying to gut their union. The workers are represented by Service Employees Local 570. The union’s chief negotiator called OPB’s recent offers the most anti-union proposals seen in the state.Oregon Public Broadcasting workers on the picket line, Dec. 6Union research shows that every job position at OPB is assigned a wage under market rates. Merit raises in 2019 were 2.88 percent, while the cost of living in Portland increased to 3.59 percent. OPB also wants to eliminate guaranteed merit review raises for union workers; non-union workers don’t have guaranteed raises.OPB is currently rejecting the workers’ power to bargain for wages or health care and wants to eliminate strike dues deductions. The company is also preventing basic data sharing, denying the union’s right to know who is in the union or how to contact them. “Many people don’t actually know we have a union,” said Ikesha Owens, president of Local 570. “We do have a union. It’s important because we have more power when we organize together.” The union first requested negotiations in February. In May they agreed to extend their contract for six months so OPB could complete a $5 million renovation to the station. That contract extension expires Dec. 31 and workers are tired of waiting. Steve Bass,CEO at OPB, makes $394,921 a year. He’s the third highest paid CEO in Oregon. About 64 percent of OPB funding comes from listener donations; with 120,000 subscribers, OPB is one of the best-supported public broadcasting services in the U.S. Another 29 percent of OPB financing is from corporations and federal support through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Like other mission-driven nonprofits, OPB is part of the capitalist system. Even if it is not technically creating profit, management is being well paid while forcing oppressive conditions on the workers.Nonprofit workers’ growing movement to unionizeUnion victories are on the rise in so-called “liberal” and cultural workplaces — prestigious publications, museums, theater companies and service organizations.After workers at Webnews, DNAinfo and Gothamist voted in 2017 to join the Writers Guild of America East, their boss Joe Ricketts shut down the websites and laid off 115 employees to punish them. In response, WGAE organized a demonstration in New York City where more than 300 people joined the “fight against the billionaire war on journalism.” (Workers World, Nov. 22, 2017)In August, “more than 300 library workers — librarians, library assistants, clerks and information technology professionals — across 19 branches of Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Library system voted 60 percent in favor of joining the United Steelworkers and won a union.” (WW, Sept. 4)In Utah early in 2019, more than 80 percent of workers at the Salt Lake Film Society voted to join the Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. The workforce of cleaners, ticket sellers and projector operators — demeaningly called “popcorn people” by management — included mainly young people, people of color, women and LGBTQ+ people. In April, the union became official. Boots Riley, writer and director of “Sorry to Bother You,” congratulated the theater workers who came together to form a union: “It’s not just the fight … that exists in front of you; it’s about the story that is being told to millions of other people that will be finding out about what you’re doing … not just theater workers, but fast food workers, anyone, retail workers — so what you’re doing is very important. And I’m inspired by you.” (WW, June 9)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
59 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Education The Caltech Y Offers Free Math and Science Tutoring to Local Students STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 4:58 pm Top of the News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website In response to the Coronavirus crisis, the Caltech Y has started offering free online math and science tutoring to Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) 6th-12th grade students and Pasadena City College (PCC) students. The tutoring is provided by Caltech undergrad and graduate students to assist in the transition to remote learning.The Caltech Y has been offering personalized tutoring on Caltech’s campus for the past 14 years.The new Y-Tutor program is intended to reach a wider audience in the community. The program is designed to help students gain greater competency in math foundations, improve skills in math and science and prepare students for college-level math and science. The program has a one-to-one tutor to student ratio, and tutors offer academic tutoring as well as mentoring. In the last month, we have offered close to 500 one-on-one tutoring sessions to students in the Pasadena community.PCC engineering student, Ellis Sentoso, reflects on his experience in the program, “I received tutoring for physics, and the tutors helped me understand challenging concepts. This is my last semester at Pasadena City College and I am preparing to transfer to a four-year university, so I am glad to have access to this amazing tutoring platform.”65 percent of PUSD students did not meet the math standard in the 2019 California Smarter Balanced test results and this pandemic has the potential to further exacerbate achievement gaps. The Caltech Y has responded by providing access to high quality tutoring by knowledgeable Caltech tutors.For more information, visit https://www.caltechy.org/ or call (626) 395-6163. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Herbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff