Miliband reaches out to Lib Dems

first_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap ED Miliband signalled his willingness to work with the Lib Dems in opposition to spending cuts, saying he wants to form a “big tent” of protestors.The Labour leader, buoyant after his party’s victory in the Oldham by-election, said he is working with the Lib Dems’ deputy leader Simon Hughes to come up with ways to save grants for poor students. Hughes is said to have distanced himself from Miliband.Miliband also admitted he takes advice from his predecessor Gordon Brown but said the former Prime Minister made mistakes. Tags: NULL whatsapp whatsapp Sunday 16 January 2011 10:54 pm center_img KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Show Comments ▼ Share Miliband reaches out to Lib Dems last_img read more

Card spending boom boosts Amex profits

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RGA ends ownership of Gamstop self-exclusion system

first_img Tags: Online Gambling Legal & compliance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter RGA ends ownership of Gamstop self-exclusion system Gamstop, the UK’s online gambling self-exclusion system, has seen its ownership transferred from the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) to its own directors in a move it claims illustrates its independence from the industry. Gamstop, the UK’s online gambling self-exclusion system, has seen its ownership transferred from the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) to its own directors in a move it claims illustrates its independence from the industry.Board members Jenny Watson, Dr Jo Watts, Kevin Beerling, Roger Parkes and Mike Dixon, who is a new non-executive director, will now take ownership of the not-for-profit entity, The National Online Self-Exclusion Scheme (NOSES) which runs Gamstop.The change of ownership, effective from today (26 September), comes more than three years after the Gambling Commission tasked the RGA with the development of a national online gambling self-exclusion service.Watson, Gamstop’s chair, said: “These changes help to strengthen our independence and I would like to thank the RGA for the constructive nature of our discussions.”Gamstop also announced the arrival of Dixon, who has been the chief executive of addiction and mental health charity Addaction since May 2017. He previously held the roles of assistant chief executive of Citizens Advice and director of Victim Support, an organisation supporting the victims or witnesses of crime.“As we continue to develop, Mike Dixon’s insight and experience will provide the operational team with strong independent challenge,” Watson added.Gamstop is being developed to allow customers to block access to all igaming sites operated by companies signed up to the system by registering on its platform. It is intended to eventually become a mandatory requirement for all Gambling Commission licence holders to integrate with the solution.GamStop soft-launched in April 2018 – having originally been expected to go live in 2017 – and has since been criticised for flaws in the system that allowed self-excluded players to resume gambling.In January this year a BBC investigation revealed that players could bypass the system by changing their user details.Earlier in September the Gambling Commission said further improvements to the online self-exclusion system are needed before it becomes mandatory for all licensees to integrate with the solution. Topics: Legal & compliance Regions: UK & Ireland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address 26th September 2019 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

Church leaders set tone for General Convention in rousing welcome…

first_img Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Comments are closed. 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 President of the House of Deputies, 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET klinka Lollar 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 July 5, 2018 at 12:35 pm I agree with Rev. Bale.. I see much of what was said to be against and condemning – forgetting that Obama also removed children from their parents. Jesus preached love, healing, compassion – not activism and I see many priest becoming activist in the pulpit and that is not why I (and I think I speak for many) go to the Episcopal church. I go to be fed and restored through the gospel. I get plenty “finger pointing” and negative messages from the news – I don’t need it in the pulpit. My prayer is that you will keep this in mind. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL July 5, 2018 at 4:40 pm First, President Trump was merely enforcing laws already on the books; he was hoping that the do-nothing, incompetent Congress would do something meaningful. I am fearful of Executive Orders as they come close to being edicts of a king, which we do not want. 2. The citizens of the U.S. cannot let every person who wants to enter the U.S. do so. Every country has its own immigration laws. Our government has a duty and responsibility to protect its citizens, but NOT to protect the entire world. 3. When folks enter the criminal justice system, I don’t hear a great hue and cry that their children DO NOT go to jail with them- that’s separation. 4. What a sad/deplorable situation that the governments of these countries are so evil,horrible that people feel like they need to flee; that situation though does not mean that we can take in every person who is fleeing their tyrannical government! 5. I try to support my local EC to do work with homeless/poor folks; but I certainly do not have the means to feed,shelter and clothes [sp?] all these poor people who are seeking refuge. We have enough problems in our country with folks who are already here. I am sorry if you Episcopalians, who disagree, feel that I am an ogre, but we must protect our citizens or we will soon not have a country. It may be too late even now. Rector Martinsville, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel REV. HARVEY E. BALE says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS July 5, 2018 at 1:35 pm However, countering racist, sexist, nativist, violent and hateful language used by some Christians to justify fear and cruelty, by simply naming it, and pointing it out, isn’t out of step with Jesus or the prophets. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska General Convention, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Comments (5) Rector Shreveport, LA July 5, 2018 at 12:09 am In prayer for my Austin Anglican Associates!!! Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tags Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Rev. Cathy Cox says: Larry Waters says: Gordon Fuglie says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Presiding Bishop Michael Curry addresses the joint opening session of the 79th General Convention in Austin, Texas, on July 4, 2018. Photo: Sharon Tillman/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] The presiding officers of the Episcopal Church delivered a rousing welcome July 4 to the hundreds of bishops and deputies who have gathered in Texas’ capital city this week for the 79th General Convention.The remarks by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, each lasted about 20 minutes and set the stage for an active 10 days at the Austin Convention Center and surrounding hotels. Committees began holding hearings earlier in the day on some resolutions, though the legislative session doesn’t officially convene until July 5.Full ENS coverage of the 79th meeting of General Convention is available here.Curry’s and Jennings’ remarks highlighted the work of the church in the past three years while also directly referencing current events that have drawn the church’s response and will be discussed by General Convention, most notably immigration and the Trump administration’s so-called “zero tolerance” policy on border security.“I’ve seen Episcopalians stand with others no one else would stand with,” Curry said. “I’ve seen Episcopalians stand with immigrants. I’ve seen us stand with refugees. I’ve seen us stand up for justice, not in the name of secular values but in the name of Jesus Christ, in the name of love.”Jennings urged the Episcopalians gathered in the large convention hall not to let themselves remain comfortable in their positions of relative privilege when others are suffering. She set the tone with a reading from Deuteronomy: God “loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”“On this day, when some of us are perhaps most inclined to feel at home in the United States, the Bible tells us not to get so comfortable,” Jennings said. “We were once strangers. It’s possible that we could be strangers again one day.”Jennings’ opening remarks in full are available here.The emphasis on immigration and welcoming refugees coincides with plans for bishops and deputies to travel July 8, after Sunday worship, to an immigration detention facility about 40 minutes from Austin for a prayer service there. General Convention has assigned 10 resolutions to its committees so far under the topic of immigration, and more could be added by the July 6 filing deadline.Resolution A178 specifically calls for an end to federal policies that separate migrant children from their parents. President Donald Trump, after facing intense pressure over the family separations, signed an executive order in June to keep migrant families together in detention facilities, though questions remain about how this policy change will be carried out and how separated families will be reunited.At the welcome gathering on July 4 of the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry each addressed the bishops and deputies. Photo: Sharon Tillman/Episcopal News Service“We cannot lose sight of the parents and the children on the border who have been torn apart by our government,” Jennings said in urging the bishops and deputies to take the immigration resolutions seriously. “We need to be uncomfortable enough to remember these are issues of life and death.”The issue of immigration also loomed large at a news conference earlier in the day with Curry, Jennings and the Rev. Michael Barlowe, the church’s executive officer and secretary of General Convention.Jennings hoped General Convention would provide a “counterpoint to a vicious, vindictive interpretation to what it means to be a Christian.” Curry referenced Genesis to underscore that the church is basing its advocacy in scripture.“We start from a premise that … all people are created in God’s image and likeness,” Curry said. “We must structure our social arrangements and structure our lives in ways that respect the dignity of every human being.”Curry was also asked about his sermon at the royal wedding in May and what lasting effect it might have on the church’s success in evangelism.“What I really did pray … one, I didn’t want to mess it up. This was a pretty big congregation,” he said. “But the second, that I could actually say something that would represent the good news of Jesus Christ. In our culture, there are versions and representations that don’t look anything like Jesus.”An estimated 10,000 people are expected to be in Austin at some point this week and next week for General Convention, whether they be bishops, deputies, church employees, volunteers, exhibitors or others interested in participating somehow in the conversations underway. The centerpiece of the two weeks will be a revival event July 7 at the Palmer Events Center with Curry preaching, followed by a barbecue hosted by the Diocese of Texas.The excitement heading into this General Convention drew from many sources, from Curry’s reputation as the church’s charismatic “chief evangelism officer” to the spirited debate expected on issues ranging from prayer book updates to policy toward Israel and Palestine. There has been much talk, too, about how the church should respond to concerns raised by the #MeToo movement about sexual harassment and abuse in society and in the church, and the House of Bishops was holding a listening session on those issues in the evening July 4.“The energy’s high as we begin General Convention, and hope is in the air,” Jennings said at the morning news conference.That energy filled the convention hall in the afternoon as Curry boomed through his welcoming “presentation” – “this is not a sermon,” he said, to knowing laughs – his voice rising and falling as it echoed off the walls. Bishops and deputies sat with their deputations next to poles labeled with the names of their dioceses, similar to a political party’s convention.Bishops and deputies gather with their diocesan deputations for the opening remarks in the convention hall in Austin, Texas, on July 4. Photo: Sharon Tillman/Episcopal News ServiceCurry began with an extended metaphor centered around Starbucks, suggesting that an Episcopal Church that forgets its roots is like a coffee chain that forgets it’s about coffee, not cheese goods and other food products. “My brothers and sisters, we are not in the baking cheese business, we’re in the coffee business, and the name of that coffee is Jesus of Nazareth.”But it was his reference to the Independence Day holiday and to the origins of “Battle Hymn of the Republic” that provided a more profound motif to convey how the Episcopal Church marches on, in service of the Lord.“I’ve seen the movement of Jesus among us in the church,” Curry said, citing Episcopalians’ relief efforts after hurricanes struck Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Florida and Texas. He said he saw it in how Episcopalians stood with other Christians against the hate groups that marched in Charlottesville, Virginia. He said he saw it in the Episcopalians who rallied behind the Standing Rock Sioux as they sought to protect their drinking water from an oil pipeline.“God’s truth, this movement, is marching on,” he said.Jennings opened her remarks by alluding to the popularity of Curry’s sermons and joking that she occupied “what is widely acknowledged to be one of the least coveted speaking spots in all of Christendom, the person who comes after Michael Curry.”Jennings, too, spoke forcefully to the crowd about its duty to follow the way of Jesus.“We are embarking on hard and holy work in the next 10 days. We are going to talk about some of the issues that cut close to our heart,” she said. “Let us do our work as strangers and sojourners bound for the kingdom of God.”Among the other speakers at the welcoming event were National Episcopal Church Women President Lisa Towle and Church Pension Group President Mary Kate Wold. Barlowe served as master of ceremonies.“We are delighted to be in the Diocese of Texas,” Barlowe said, a sentiment he has repeated often this week, with slight variations. “You all have welcomed us with legendary Texas hospitality.”Barlowe introduced Diocese of Texas Bishop C. Andrew Doyle, who said Episcopalians in Texas were proud to stand with the church on border issues and against the epidemic of gun violence in the country. And Doyle mentioned that Houston, Texas, hosted the General Convention in 1970, when women first were allowed to serve as deputies.Doyle also gave the convention a taste of Texas talk as it pertains to the Jesus Movement.“Texas is big, and just about whatever you wish to tell us about, we’re going to listen politely, and then we will tell you about how there’s one bigger, larger, stronger, stranger, more bizarre or weird than whatever you have,” he said. “Texans love to imagine crazy, big ideas like the Jesus Movement, and we are glad to be part of the very big Episcopal Church.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA July 5, 2018 at 9:03 am Hopefully, the uloose negative language about countering the “vicious, vindictive interpretation to what it means to be a Christian” that came yesterday from the President of the House of Deputies, will not be repeated. Faithful in addressing very serious problems with Trump Administration’s policies is to stick with the positive “Genesis” message that came from the PB. Meet hate with love — not countering hate with use of its similar rhetoric. General Convention 2018, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID By David PaulsenPosted Jul 4, 2018 Church leaders set tone for General Convention in rousing welcome to bishops, deputies Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC last_img read more

House in Tokushima / FujiwaraMuro Architects

first_img Photographs Architects: FujiwaraMuro Architects Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily House in Tokushima / FujiwaraMuro ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Tokushima / FujiwaraMuro Architects 2014 CopyHouses•Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Toshiyuki Yano+ 24 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Japan Projects “COPY” “COPY” Year:  Houses Area:  111 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Toshiyuki Yano Total Floor Area:158.91 m2Site Area:661.04 m2Architect In Charge:Shintaro Fujiwara, Yoshio MuroCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. The client requested a building for the married couple and their two children to live in, with a space for home office, at a site located in the suburb.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoThere is a plan for a large-scale facility in the adjacent property; and an arterial road with high traffic runs on the south side of the client lot.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoUnder such conditions, a spatial structure was considered to secure lighting and ventilation while assuring privacy throughout the future.Save this picture!SectionLine of sight and noise from the arterial road is blocked by soil banking built on the road side with surplus soil.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoDaylight from the south side is taken into each room on the second floor by projecting them out from the roof surface, providing excellent lighting and ventilation scheme while securing privacy.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoA living-dining space in a skip-floor configuration is provided at the central part of the interior space of this building.Save this picture!1st Floor PlanThis space connects to a bedroom, children’s rooms, water sections, and a study room.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoProject gallerySee allShow less10th International Architecture Festival CANactionsFestival BiennialDeep House / poly.m.urSelected Projects Share House in Tokushima / FujiwaraMuro Architects CopyAbout this officeFujiwaraMuro ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJapanPublished on April 19, 2017Cite: “House in Tokushima / FujiwaraMuro Architects” 18 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceCarpetsB&B ItaliaCarpet – TwistBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusHow to use Fire Protection MembranesSoftware / CoursesSculptformSpecification Tool – Price and Spec AppFittingsHOPPEFloor Spring – AR2950DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for False Ceilings and FlooringFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Textured PanelAcousticConwedAcoustic Panels – Eurospan®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Shape History creates alternative Christmas ad for Shooting Star Chase

first_img“Christmas is a time where family is so important and therefore can be particularly difficult for those who have lost a loved one. As well as supporting families through the heart-breaking moments no parent should ever have to experience, we also create moments families will cherish forever and we hope this campaign will raise awareness of our vital work and encourage people to help us provide memories that are precious and unforgettable.” Social change company, Shape History has created a different kind of Christmas ad in aid of Shooting Star Chase, to remind audiences of what it is like for the recently bereaved, and the importance of family at this time of year.Released on 6 November, the ad aims to provide a platform for the hundreds of people across the UK who will be spending their first Christmas this year without a loved one. The film also directs audiences to a donate page, which will see all proceeds going to the running of Shooting Star Chase‘s two hospices.The ad explores the themes of bereavement and the effect of personal loss, telling the story of a father struggling to come to terms with the death of his son due to cancer. As the rest of the family attempt to support each other on the run up to their first Christmas without their son and brother, the ad shows the impact of a family coping with grief and how they come together.Shape History worked closely with the Surrey-based Barker family, whose son Matthias passed away after his battle with cancer. The family donated images of their son, alongside Matthias’ personal football memorabilia to the film, with the hopes that by sharing his story, it might bring the topic to the forefront of public consciousness and support those going through similar situations.Mike Buonaiuto, Executive Director of Shape History, said:“Our organisation recently lost a friend at 21 years old due to cancer and having discussed it with those around us, we really wanted to try and support families who are going through something similar. Christmas can be a difficult time for those who may no longer have their loved ones around. Retailers are annually pumping budgets of millions into Christmas advertising and it can distract away from the true meaning of the festive period. We wanted to essentially hijack that and remind the British public that the festive period is about looking out for the most vulnerable in society and being there for your nearest and dearest.”Adam Petrie, Director of Communications and Marketing at Shooting Star Chase said: Advertisement Melanie May | 10 November 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6  141 total views,  1 views today  142 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Tagged with: christmas TV Shape History creates alternative Christmas ad for Shooting Star Chase 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 read more

Ammar Amroussia released under an amnesty for all prisoners of conscience

first_img January 17, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ammar Amroussia released under an amnesty for all prisoners of conscience News RSF_en News website Al-Badil correspondent Ammar Amroussia was released under an amnesty for all prisoners of conscience announced the same day by the provisional government’s prime minister, Mohamed Al-Ghannouchi. Amroussia had been detained since 29 December. center_img Organisation Help by sharing this informationlast_img

Cllr John Boyle is the new Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District

first_img Twitter Cllr John Boyle is the new Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Google+ Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleNumbers awaiting admission at LUH fell by 39% in MayNext articleMc Crossan wants Theresa May to intervene in Billy Caldwell case News Highland Google+ By News Highland – June 5, 2018 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Homepage BannerNews The new Mayor of the Derry City and Strabane District Council is SDLP Councillor John Boyle, who was electd at last night’s AGM in the Guildhall.Ulster Unionist Alderman Derek Hussey will serve as Deputy Mayor.**********************CouncCouncil Press Release -Derry City and Strabane District Council tonight elected a new Mayor to represent the City and District for the incoming 2018-19 year. The SDLP’s Councillor John Boyle accepted the Mayoral chain from his predecessor Cllr Maolíosa McHugh at the Council’s AGM tonight in the Guildhall.The new Mayor will be supported in his role by Ulster Unionist Alderman Derek Hussey who takes up the position of Deputy Mayor.As he handed over the Mayoral chain and reflected on his busy year in office, Cllr Maolíosa McHugh extended his thanks to the people of Derry and Strabane for their friendship and hospitality over the past year and extended his best wishes and good luck to the new incoming Mayor.Newly elected Mayor, Cllr John Boyle, said he was deeply honoured at being chosen as Mayor and promised to serve all the people of the City and District “with integrity and honesty, regardless of their religion, class, colour, sexual orientation, gender or political affiliation.”Among the key objectives set out by the Mayor for his year ahead, was the commitment to work with elected members, Council officials and partners to progress with the delivery of the Local Development Plan and Strategic Growth Plan.Mayor Boyle said securing a City Deal for the Council area will be top of his agenda this year. He commented: “It is my intention to continue to work towards achieving a City Deal for our Council area. A City Deal really can be a significant game changer for people here. Allowing us to have a greater degree of fiscal autonomy and to concentrate resources where we will see them best realise our potential to grow as a city and region. It is long past time that we as the North West regional capital got our fair share. Our transport infrastructure is still not up to speed and the deficit in this area must be further addressed over the coming year. Our University must be assisted in realizing our ambition to see student numbers expanded with more educational courses on offer. Key to this is the further development of the proposed Medical School of Ulster University and I welcome the opportunity to hear their plans in the coming days.”He said he also intends to build on the work done to date to build international links and establish strong business, trade, education and tourism links in the United States, China and Europe. The expansion of the University at Magee and advancement of the Medical School as well as the further development of the City of Derry Airport were also outlined as key projects that the Mayor will be focusing on during his year in office.The newly elected Mayor said he was committed to working in close collaboration with Donegal County Council to build on the existing relationship in the North West region and to continue with the excellent work being done to engage with those involved in tourism, culture, heritage and sports to ensure that the region’s strengths are showcased in the best possible way to assist in the regeneration of the city and district.Announcing details of his Mayoral charity, Cllr Boyle said he was delighted to join with Foyle Search and Rescue in a partnership for the forthcoming year. “I believe that currently the work of Foyle Search and Rescue is the very epitome of the word selfless. Their dedication and sense of citizenship is an example to us all. I can think of no better way to recognize MOutlining details of his Mayoral initiatives, Mayor Boyle said the initiatives will be focused on working towards a better understanding between communities and also reviving the city centre by looking at new and imaginative ways to develop the city centre into a place where people shop and socialise in, in a safe environment.The Mayor added that high on his agenda was to provide support and assistance to those in most need in the community.As Mayor, he said, he aims to serve everyone in the community equally and openly. “My door will always be open, and I will do my best to represent all the people of this area, to the best of my ability,” he concluded. WhatsApp Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApplast_img read more

View recognition as a 21st century issue

first_img Comments are closed. Union recognition is back on the agenda and heading your way in less than a month. The hardy perennial of industrial relations is set to raise its head once more as this controversial section of the government’s Employment Relations Act kicks in on 6 June.Never a clear-cut issue, union recognition raises hackles on both sides. Many employers see stroppy trade unionists trying to force their way into a position of power on the shopfloor. The unions in turn want proper recognition of their position as representatives of the workforce and as a voice for employee grievances.Make no mistake, this could be a troublesome issue for many companies. Sir Michael Burton, newly-installed head of the Central Arbitration Committee, has said he expects to hear as many as 150 recognition cases in his first year and the actual total could be double that. Unions are reporting that they are already talking with companies in the run-up to 6 June where recognition claims are likely to be pushed forward. A couple of early high-profile recognition victories could easily persuade jittery managers that militant trade unionists are back on the march.But are we really in anything like that situation? Industrial relations have moved significantly away from the pitched battles of the 1970s and 80s. Even if there are widespread victories for unions it is unlikely they will adopt the tactics of a generation ago.Even with the onset of the Employment Relations Act unions are still shackled by Tory employment legislation. And the unions themselves have modernised.As the AEEU’s John Lloyd suggests in Personnel Today this week, one thing unions can provide an organised expression of workplace opinion that is unbiased. There are even reports of companies that de-recognised unions in the past considering getting them back in.Of course such cases will be, no doubt, few and far between. But they do point to a positive side to the story. Union recognition will be a tricky issue for some employers, and present some big challenges for HR. But it is important to recognise how much has changed and it is not too much to expect that many recognition deals could be a good thing for both sides. Previous Article Next Article View recognition as a 21st century issueOn 16 May 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more


first_imgThis week’s lettersShift of focus wins graduate talentI write in response to the insightful article by Simon Howard on thegraduate recruitment market (10 July). As the UK’s largest graduate recruiter, PricewaterhouseCoopers is at risk ofbeing included in Mr Howard’s observations and I wish to redress the balance onthe issue of responsiveness with some brief illustrations. PwC is a founding employer partner in the “Insight Plus”initiative, due to launch this Autumn. This addresses the need for students togain workplace experience through part-time work. Ethnic diversity projects run by groups of UK universities are alsosupported by PwC staff in the role of mentors. The point Mr Howard makes about consistency of relationship is central to PwC’sstrategy and universities are regularly consulted in respect of PwC’s graduaterecruitment activities. The firm’s autumn 2000 intake of over 1,000 graduates encompassed 91different UK higher education institutions and staff involved in the selectionprocess receive updates on higher education in the UK and the changes which inturn inform the firm’s approach to graduate recruitment. Jackie Alexander Recruitment partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Of the many relevant points made by Simon Howard in his article, the mostsignificant was that a lot of graduate recruiters still see their focus as”the top 10 per cent off the top 10 per cent”. This simplistic assessment of how to target graduates continues to underliethe failure of many recruitment systems. Those who have grasped that the “top” graduates are the”right” people for their needs are meeting with the most success. Structured analysis of what a business wants from its graduate recruits andgetting honest messages to them about what is on offer, characterises effectivegraduate recruiters. Tim Treadwell Course director, POC Training & Consulting Time to act over sloppy grammar I can’t agree more with Mary Brown’s thoughts on today’s grammar (Letters,31 July). I thought I was the only person to get depressed at the epidemic of wronguse of the apostrophe. Who on earth started the belief that plurals shouldcontain apostrophes? When is someone going to champion the teaching of correctgrammar again? Lyn Ferguson Personnel director, Schuh Stress: a very real workplace issue Although I respect the views of Nigel Bannister (Letters, 24 July), I feelit is fair to address the reality of stress in the workplace since I havefirst-hand experience of the damaging effects of what is a greatlymisunderstood issue. Employees often go to their GP suffering from long-endured backache, aninability to sleep or inexplicable worry. If the worker does not address theissue quickly, they are often diagnosed as suffering from depression – areaction to the stress that they didn’t realise they had. In my experience, staff do not take leave “at the first sign oftrouble” – enforced time off is normally the last resort. Mike Davey Performance Through People, Walsall Overseas posting support essential Your article “Who dares travel?”(Features, 26 June) rightlysuggests that employer support is critical to the success of an internationalposting. A long-term posting can be hard on employees and their families andemployers should not underestimate the difficulties. Providing support, while not a guarantee of success, greatly reduces therisk of failure. Communication before, during and after the posting isessential if companies are to retain the skills they have developed. Andrew Finney Managing director, HCR Relocation Specialist Euro entry quote out of context I refer to Mr Kichenside’s letter (30 May) concerning a quote from me whichappeared in an earlier news story. My comments in the article had been cut. I was commenting on an RCI survey,where the respondents feared entry to the euro would raise employment costs. There is no reason why UK entry to the euro should in itself increase thecost of employing people. It is more rational to identify sources of costpressures which might, for example, include higher social security charges andtaxation to improve public services and more extensive European legislation onwork practices. These pressures may produce increased employment costsirrespective of whether or not the UK adopts the euro. While there would be some costs to UK businesses when converting payrolls tothe euro, the on-going savings from not dealing in different currencies wouldneed to be added into any calculation. I can assure Mr Kichenside that neither I nor my colleagues inhabit an ivorytower. He is very welcome to visit me at Cranfield to confirm that this is thecase Shaun Tyson Cranfield University School of Management Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. LettersOn 21 Aug 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more