RIP: Margaret Morgan Lawrence, lay champion of peace and reconciliation…

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group [Episcopal News Service] Margaret Morgan Lawrence, a longtime lay champion of The Episcopal Church’s peace and reconciliation work, particularly through her advocacy on behalf of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship, died Dec. 4 at age 105.Margaret Morgan Lawrence is seen in an undated family photo.Lawrence was born in 1914 in New York City but grew up in Mississippi and spent much of her life resisting and triumphing over barriers based on racial and sexual discrimination. Her father was an Episcopal priest and her mother a teacher, and in 1932 she received a scholarship from the National Council of the Episcopal Church to attend Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where she was the only black undergraduate student at the time, according to a family obituary.She later earned her medical degree from Columbia University on her way to a long career as a doctor specializing in child psychiatry in Rockland County, New York. While attending Columbia, she met and married Charles Lawrence, who later served as president of The Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies, from 1976 to 1985.In 2003, the Episcopal Peace Fellowship honored Margaret Lawrence with its Sayre Award for her contributions to the organization and “her journey as a peacemaker and a speaker for justice,” Janet Chisholm, president of the organization’s executive board, said at the time.“She has struggled against racism and sexism to be the accomplished child psychiatrist that she is,” Chisholm said, while also noting Lawrence’s participation in peace pilgrimages in England during the Anglican Communion’s Lambeth Conference of bishops, held about every 10 years.Lawrence also was a prominent lay leader in the Diocese of New York. Her papers, along with those of her late husband, have been donated to the Archives of The Episcopal Church.“Along with the leadership they brought to the wider Episcopal Church, Charles and Margaret Lawrence were giants in the history of the Diocese of New York for over half a century,” New York Bishop Andrew Dietsche said in a written statement. “They were pivotal in the leadership which this diocese brought in the raising up of church leaders among men and women of African descent, and in the rise of women to the top tiers of the church.”Lawrence is survived by her three children. The family is planning a memorial service for next year at Emmanuel Church in Boston.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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Cultural sector fundraisers now have an IoF special interest group

first_imgCultural sector fundraisers now have an IoF special interest group The Institute of Fundraising has established a special interest group (SIG) for professional fundraisers who work in the cultural sector. The development reflects the Institute’s growing work in supporting charities and organisations across the cultural sector.The IoF Cultural SIG is chaired by Martin Kaufman. He explained that the group was open to all cultural sector fundraisers, “in the visual and performing arts, heritage and libraries, museums and galleries, crafts, festivals and writing”.He added:“Rising to the triple challenge of continuing budget cuts, a need to better reflect the diversity of our society, and increasing competition amongst art forms, this initiative will allow cultural fundraisers to work closely with the Institute around advocacy and government lobbying, research and training. It will also provide a terrific opportunity to share ideas and experience both within the cultural sector but also with traditional charities, educational, medical and other sectors.Kaufman will be speaking at the IoF’s Fundraising for Arts and Heritage Conference in London on Monday 16 March. For further details of this conference:The IoF has over 30 National, Regional and Special Interest Groups. Howard Lake | 19 February 2015 | News Tagged with: arts Institute of Fundraising AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Photo:  Theatre stage door – image: RG-vc on Shutterstock.com Advertisement  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Black Solidarity Week in Oakland

first_imgSolidarity march in honor of Huey P. Newton.Oakland, Calif. — Black Solidarity Week was held here Feb. 17-24, initiated by the Community Ready Corps for Self-Determination.The philosophy behind this call is explained on the Corps’ website: “Our communities have been robbed of the benefits of effective functional solidarity, either through external attacks, predatory design, or internal disputes that have been manufactured or manipulated. We are obligated to ask the question: What are the forces & factors that keep us from getting to functional & effective solidarity? Operating on the wisdom that we win or lose, one generation at a time, the Community READY Corps calls for a week of Black Solidarity beginning on February 17 running through February 24. The time is now. We must set the example for the generations of doers, thinkers, teachers and leaders that come behind us.”The Minister Huey P. Newton Solidarity March and Rally kicked off the week on Feb. 17 with a historic march led by Black community activists through the heart of the Black community in deep East Oakland, down International Avenue from 107th Avenue to 73rd Avenue. Many other events have been scheduled for the week, including “Surviving Smash and Grab,” featuring Chairman Fred Hampton Jr., Mama Akua Njeri and “Resurrecting the Legacy of Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik El Shabazz).” The full schedule can be found on the Community Ready Corps’ page at facebook.com/OakCRC.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

US – #WeeklyAddress: August 5 – August 11: Trump administration floats draft of social media “censorship” executive order

first_imgThe United States ranks 48th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. President Trump paints media as hate-mongers in the wake of two mass shootings April 28, 2021 Find out more Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of August 5 – August 11: Help by sharing this information Just days after mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, President Trump took to Twitter on August 5 to blame “Fake News,” which he said has “contributed greatly to the anger and rage that has built up over many years.” The president tweeted this amidst public scrutiny that he had fueled the shooter in El Paso with the anti-immigrant rhetoric of his presidency and presidential campaign, which was mirrored in the shooter’s manifesto. In a 2,300-word diatribe posted on the online forum 8chan, the shooter made references to an “invasion” to quell at the US-Mexico border and “Fake News,” among other classic Trumpian language. The shootings, which left at least 31 people dead, are the latest in a swell of mass shootings that have ravaged the United States in recent years. Follow the news on United States NICOLAS KAMM / AFP News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 3, 2021 Find out more IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… United StatesAmericas News Newscenter_img Receive email alerts The White House floated a draft of an executive order which could put the impetus on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to regulate the way social media platforms moderate content on their websites, CNN reported August 10. Dubbed “Protecting Americans from Online Censorship,” the draft order would charge the FCC and FTC with creating new regulations that determine when social media platforms are protected under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act in their decisions to suppress or delete content. In its present form, the draft could undermine Section 230 and significantly impact how people post online. This comes amid mounting accusations from President Trump against social media companies like Twitter and Facebook of systemic, yet unproven, anti-conservative bias. This is not the first time the White House has made efforts to take action against this unproven bias; in May, it launched a website inviting citizens to report perceived instances of anti-conservative bias on social media and in July, the President held a meeting with right-wing social media activists to air their grievances. Trump administration floats draft of social media “censorship” executive order RSF_en Organisation to go further United StatesAmericas June 7, 2021 Find out more U.S. PRESS FREEDOM TRACKER: Colorado reporter and chief photojournalist assaulted, equipment attacked Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say August 13, 2019 US – #WeeklyAddress: August 5 – August 11: Trump administration floats draft of social media “censorship” executive orderlast_img read more

Militants butcher four members of journalist’s family, kidnap three others

first_img June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Pakistan RSF_en April 6, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Militants butcher four members of journalist’s family, kidnap three others News News PakistanAsia – Pacific News Organisation Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists to go furthercenter_img Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders voiced shock today on learning that militants killed four members of the family of Din Muhammad, a journalist based in the northwestern Waziristan region, and kidnapped three others on 27 March. A reporter for the Urdu-language newspaper Inkishaf, Muhammad is one of the few journalists working in this mountainous region next to the Afghan border.“We urge the appropriate authorities to carry out a thorough investigation and render justice to the Muhammad family,” the press freedom organisation said. “We also call on them to do everything possible to free those family members still being held by their abductors. This journalist performs a valuable service in the high-risk Tribal Areas.”Unidentified militants went to the Muhammad family home on 27 March and killed Muhammad Islam, the journalist’s 15-year-old brother, Muhammad Amir, his father, and his cousin. They also kidnapped four other close relatives including his uncle, who they killed soon afterwards. The journalist had meanwhile managed to flee. He found refuge and is unhurt, his editor, Syed Fayyaz Hussain Bokhari, said.The attack took place two days after Muhammad accompanied a group of national and international journalists to meet with tribal commanders in Wana. It was the first time news media had entered that war-torn area in several years.Mustaq Yousafzai, a reporter for the English-language daily The News, told Reporters Without Borders: “Muhammad played a key role in our trip to Wana.” April 21, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

SC Imposes Costs of Rs. 10,000 and Dismisses Petition Seeking for Use of “Physical Distancing” Instead of “Social Distancing” [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesSC Imposes Costs of Rs. 10,000 and Dismisses Petition Seeking for Use of “Physical Distancing” Instead of “Social Distancing” [Read Order] Radhika Roy8 May 2020 9:58 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court dismissed a petition seeking for directions for use of the term “physical distancing” instead of “social distancing” and imposed costs of Rs. 10,000/-. The plea, filed by Advocate-on-Record Satya Mitra on behalf of Shakeel Qureshi, and argued by Senior Advocate S.B Deshmukh, averred that states such as Uttar Pradesh and others were using the word “social distancing”;…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court dismissed a petition seeking for directions for use of the term “physical distancing” instead of “social distancing” and imposed costs of Rs. 10,000/-. The plea, filed by Advocate-on-Record Satya Mitra on behalf of Shakeel Qureshi, and argued by Senior Advocate S.B Deshmukh, averred that states such as Uttar Pradesh and others were using the word “social distancing”; they were also allegedly using “samajik doori” in Hindi. Deshmukh submitted to the Court that directions should be given for the use of the term “physical distancing” and not “social distancing” due to notions of caste that are embedded in the country’s history. It was further contended that it was a means to discriminate amongst the minorities. The Supreme Court, however, was not inclined to entertain the petition. A Bench comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan, SK Kaul and BR Gavai dismissed the petition with cost of Rs. 10,000/- which is to be deposited in the Supreme Court Mediation Centre within a period of eight weeks.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

PLAS offers new science lab

first_img PLAS offers new science lab Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 12:30 am Friday, August 5, 2011 By Jaine Treadwell Pike Liberal Arts School has dedicated its new science lab, which will make possible additional educational opportunities for its students. Pictured from left, Kim Wise, John Ramage, Natalie Lankford (board chair), Brian Saunders, Meredith Saunders, Muriel Saunders, John Collier, Ceil Sikes (headmaster), Al Rotton and Deanne Baggett. (Submitted Photo)Pike Liberal Arts School dedicated its new science lab this week bringing to fruition several years of planning and working toward the project.“Something that, for a few years, was a dream has now become a reality,” said Headmaster Ceil Sikes. “With the amazing efforts and determination of so many Pike family members, time and perseverance has paid off for our young people and that is truly what this new science lab is all about.  It will provided many educational opportunities for our students.”Sikes said everything that is done at PLAS is done with the focus of providing the best possible preparation for the students. Email the author Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel You Might Like Metzger chairs committee Richard Metzger, center, has been named the chair of the Downtown Committee of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. He… read morecenter_img Print Article Latest Stories The dedication allowed guests to walk through the new science lab and also view the renovations done to the original lab in the high school building.“There is no substitute for hands-on, inquiry-based laboratory experiences,” Sikes said. “We are thrilled with the opportunities that the efforts of so many PLAS ‘family members’ have provided.” Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen “We want to continue to nurture, encourage, and motivate all of our students to perform to the best of their abilities in order that they may assume their individual roles as productive members of society,” Sikes said.The theme for the dedication was “Family” because the extended PLAS family and local businesses pulled together to make the dream a reality.“Local businesses, parents, grandparents and staff pulled together and made this lab possible by determining a need, creating a long-range plan and providing the funding through fundraisers, private donations and support in so many ways to make this a reality,” said Deanne Baggett, PLAS board member. “Muriel Saunders’ enthusiasm and support put us in a position to truly get here in this amazing facility.”last_img read more

Employers welcome move to tame tribunal spiral

first_imgEmployers welcome move to tame tribunal spiralOn 31 Jul 2001 in Vexatious claims, Personnel Today Plans to reform the tribunal system have been met with relief from employerbodies. For them, the radical proposals hold the key to establishing effectivecompany grievance procedures and tackling the claims explosion.  By Ben WillmottProposals announced by the DTI to reform the employment tribunal system havereceived an enthusiastic welcome from employers. The CIPD called the plans “a watershed” and the CBI, BritishChambers of Commerce and the Engineering Employers’ Federation have givenbacking to the government initiative (News, 24 July). Employment relations minister Alan Johnson, who announced the proposals,believes they will promote conciliation in the workplace and put a brake on thesoaring number of employment tribunals. Figures released by the Employment Tribunals Service show that applicationsfor employment tribunals have increased from 43,243 in 1990-91 to more than130,000 last year. “More than three in five applications to tribunals comefrom applicants who have not attempted to resolve the problem directly withtheir employer first. Many of the disputes concerned could potentially havebeen resolved before they reached the tribunal stage. They are often minordisagreements that escalate,” said Johnson. The proposals published in a consultation document would give employmenttribunals the power to penalise employers and employees if they fail to useinternal grievance procedures as a first step in any rift. The Government also wants to charge employees for making tribunalapplications, which they would get back if their claim was successful. Peter Martin, director of employment for the EEF, whose members haveexperienced a 50 per cent increase in the number of claims submitted since1998, says the DTI’s plans will prove very helpful. He told Personnel Today that the organisation’s lawyers had handled morethan 3,000 claims on behalf of employers last year, yet only 6 per cent ofcases were upheld. “There is widespread concern among employers over the ever-increasingnumber of employment tribunal cases. Government must act swiftly and firmly toensure that no claim proceeds to tribunal without proper attempts to resolvethe dispute first,” said Martin. The EEF would like to see greater emphasis on promoting Acas as a means ofresolving disputes, with additional resources being allocated to thedevelopment of the service. CBI deputy director general John Cridland is confident the DTI’s plans fortribunal reform will help avoid unnecessary tribunal cases but not handicapindividuals who are pursuing legitimate grievances. He does not think it unreasonable to charge employees before they are ableto use the tribunal system. “There is plenty of evidence of the employment tribunal process gettingout of control. Given the record number of cases, the Government is right tothink radically about employment tribunal reform and better dispute resolutionwithin companies “These are reasonable ideas which should reduce the continual spiral ofclaims to employment tribunals without threatening anyone’s right tojustice,” said Cridland. The government review will create a more efficient employment tribunalprocess and encourage better handling of disputes in the workplace, accordingto the BCC. David Lennan, BCC director general, claims the Government has responded tothe organisation’s calls for a system that allows employers and employees moreopportunities to resolve disagreements before the tribunal machinery is set inmotion. “It is a ridiculous and costly way of resolving disputes when anemployer has to answer a complaint through a tribunal before having anopportunity to discuss the dispute internally,” said Lennan. The CIPD described the DTI’s reform plans as a watershed in the Government’sapproach to resolving issues about employment rights. Mike Emmott, CIPD employee relations adviser, feels the proposals willenable workplace disputes to be tackled at an earlier stage and more flexibly. “We share the Government’s belief that, where an employee is not happywith the way in which they are being treated by the employer, the issue shouldas far as possible be resolved in the workplace. “We welcome the Government’s recognition that it is preferable to dealwith issues on a voluntary basis rather than have recourse to legalenforcement. It cannot be right that in two-thirds of all complaints toemployment tribunals, the first an employer knows about it is when the tribunalapplication is lodged.” But The Industrial Society and the TUC are both opposed to the tribunalreform proposals, claiming that they would unfairly penalise workers. “Charging tribunal applicants is not the way forward. It willdiscriminate against low earners and ration justice to the better-off,”said Patrick Burns, head of policy at The Industrial Society, Burns is also unhappy that the Government has not increased funding forAcas, which he says already has a proven record of conciliating cases beforethey get to tribunal. “A major expansion in Acas services would repay the Government’sinvestment by curbing the employment tribunal explosion, while helpingemployers install the kind of procedures that ensure problems don’t turn intodisputes.” TUC general secretary Bill Morris commented, “Plans to charge employeeswho seek to take cases to employment tribunals are yet another punitive attackon workers seeking justice.” Road to reform: steps to shake up the system– All organisations are to have dispute resolution procedures in place– Claimants will be charged for use of the employment tribunal system(exemptions for those on benefits and in cases of genuine need)– Awards will be increased against employers and reduced for staff if eitherparty has not used internal grievance procedures – Improvements will be made to the existing statutory requirements foremployers to provide a written statement of employment terms to employees(currently businesses with fewer than 20 employees are exempt)– There will be a limited extension to the time limit for lodging tribunalclaims where an internal disciplinary or grievance procedure is still in play –in order to increase the chance of an early resolution– A fixed period of conciliation will ensure both parties make every effortto come to a settlement– A limited amendment to unfair dismissal legislation will allow employmenttribunals to disregard minor procedural errors by employers, provided sucherrors have made no difference in practice and the dismissal is otherwise fair– A fast-track system will be introduced for certain jurisdictions (such asunlawful pay deductions and breach of contract)– Tribunals will be allowed the discretion to award wasted non legal costs(such as a party’s overnight expenses) in circumstances where a party has actedvexatiously– Presidents of employment tribunals will issue practice directions toachieve greater consistency throughout the countryA background paper on dispute resolution and employment tribunals isavailable at www.dti.gov.uk/er/individual/et.htmResponses must be returned to the DTI by 8 October New laws designed to weed out weak claims in the employment tribunal systemcame into force on 16 July. The maximum deposit which tribunals can impose as aprecondition of continuing a case where the tribunal believes a claimant has noreal chance of success has been increased from £150 to £500 and the award levelhas been increased from £500 to £10,000Feedback from the professionMike Taylor, group HR director for Lorne Stewart, welcomes most ofthe proposals for tribunal reform but he thinks there should be more scope foremployers to recover their costs if they have been forced to defend a vexatiousclaim.”I think these proposals will help but I am disappointed that theGovernment is not planning to introduce recovery of costs as a generalprinciple,” he said.Taylor is also opposed to plans to extend the time limit for lodgingtribunal claims when a company’s disciplinary procedure is still in play.Philippa Harrison, HR manager for Britannia, wants the DTI to take aneven tougher line on employees who make tribunal applications without firstgoing through employers’ internal grievance procedures.She explained, “If an employer has a proper procedure in place and theemployee is aware of that process but there is no attempt to resolve the issuethen the employee should not be allowed to go through the employment tribunalsystem.”Russell McCallion, HR director for London Luton Airport, isoptimistic that the reform package will reduce the burden on the tribunalsystem. “I would be strongly in favour of most of the proposals contained inthe paper, especially those that encourage settlement of grievances at anappropriate level and force parties to realise that application to tribunalought to be a last resort rather than a first resort, as often seems to be thecase under the current environment,” he said.Marie Cleary, HR manager for Poole Hospital NHS Trust, believes theHR profession will have a major role to play if the DTI’s plans are  to be successful.”The changes present a clear message to organisations that competenthuman resources policies, procedures, advice and expertise in managing suchconciliation needs to be available,” she said.Legal The Employment Lawyers Association has highlighted a number of controversialissues in the DTI’s proposals to reform the employment tribunal system.Raymond Jeffers, chairman of the legislative and policy committee at theELA, believes the consultation paper is a positive document but he is concernedabout new rules concerning staff contracts and procedural errors.He told Personnel Today, “One suggestion is that tribunals would beable to make an additional award to reflect the absence of a written statementof employment – that is, the statutory obligation upon employers to providewritten particulars.”However, if the absence of written particulars was not to thedetriment of the employee, one might question why the employee should beawarded compensation. Further, how do you value – in compensatory terms – theabsence of a written statement?”Jeffers is also dubious about the plan to remove the Polkey rule which wouldmean employers could still win unfair dismissal cases if they have made minorprocedural errors, providing the mistakes made would have made no difference.He added, “Employees might query why employers are seemingly beinggiven a green light to ignore procedure. Also, this proposal seems somewhatinconsistent with an earlier proposal in the consultation document whichpromotes the use of disciplinary and grievance procedures.”Makbool Javaid, a partner with DLA, thinks that the proposal which wouldhave the biggest impact is the plan to allow tribunal presidents to issuepractice directions in order to achieve greater consistency throughout thecountry.He said, “First, this will help introduce consistency throughout thecountry and, second, it will give tribunal chairmen guidance about using thepowers they now have. It is all very well having the power, but if you don’tuse it then it is not going to get you very far.”Javaid is not sure that giving tribunals power to alter awards whereemployers or employees have not used an internal grievance procedure will beworkable or fair.Javaid explained, “The person the employee has the grievance againstcould be well connected in the company and so they might feel they will not geta fair hearing from the internal disciplinary procedure.” Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

UK: Two Island Class Patrol Boats Join Royal Marines’ Fleet

first_img View post tag: fleet Royal Marine Commandos at HM Naval Base Clyde have a new tool to help protect high-value shipping. 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines (43 Cdo FPGRM) have recently taken delivery of two Island Class Patrol Boats.The versatile vessels – called “Mull’ and “Rona” – are former MOD Police boats which have undergone extensive refitting at their manufacturer in Anglesey.As well as major reworking of their upper decks, the patrol boats have also been fitted with three new weapon mount positions, enhanced protection for coxswains and crew, as well as an enhanced communications package.The end result is an ideal platform for Royal Marines to operate on while undertaking vital protection and patrolling duties on the Gare Loch, Loch Long and on the Clyde.Since the arrival of the vessels the Royal Marines have been busy putting the Island Class through their paces. An extensive crew training package has been undertaken as well as live firing exercises at nearby sea ranges.Colour Sergeant Sid Blake from 43 Cdo’s R Squadron said:“Anyone who has experienced a ride in an Offshore Raiding Craft (ORC) will know how wet you can get even on a mild summer day.“When you think that we can be patrolling or exercising on the West Coast of Scotland for between six to 15 hours at all times of the year then it’s easy to imagine how much of an endurance test it can become.“The new Island Class vessels offer us everything an ORC can but with a number of key improvements. They are highly versatile vessels and give us the ability to rotate the crew and gunners through the protection offered by the heated cockpit.”On Friday, February 22, 43 Cdo hosted Chief of Defence Materiel (CDM), Bernard Gray, on an inspection and demonstration of the new boats.Accompanied by the 3 Commando Brigade Commander, Brigadier Martin Smith MBE, Commanding Officer of 43 Cdo, Colonel Alan Litster OBE, and senior members of DE&S’ Boat Team, CDM was taken to sea and shown the full range of the impressive vessels’ capabilities.Colonel Litster said:“These new vessels give us a significant uplift in our capability to protect high-value shipping in the Firth of Clyde.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 8, 2013; Image: Royal Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Two Island Class Patrol Boats Join Royal Marines’ Fleet UK: Two Island Class Patrol Boats Join Royal Marines’ Fleet View post tag: Royal View post tag: Patrol View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: join View post tag: class View post tag: two View post tag: UK View post tag: Navy View post tag: Boats View post tag: Island Industry news View post tag: Marines View post tag: Naval March 8, 2013last_img read more

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Administration of Justice

first_imghealth and dental coveragelife insurancelong-term disability403B plantuition benefits and more Application Instructions:Applicants must apply online by providing a cover letter, resume,teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. SalveRegina University, as a comprehensive Mercy, Catholic University,welcomes people of all beliefs and encourages students to work fora world that is harmonious, just, and merciful. In your coverletter, please highlight how your teaching, scholarship,leadership, and service might serve to support the University’smission and its commitment to diversity, dialogue, and lifelonglearning. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks arerequired of successful candidates. Salve Regina Universityparticipates in E-verify.For any questions regarding the position, please contact Paul Joyceat [email protected]: www.salve.edu About Salve Regina University:Salve Regina University, ranked among the best institutions ofhigher education in the United States by U.S. News & WorldReport, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in scenicNewport, Rhode Island. Salve Regina offers challenging academicprograms in a highly supportive environment and an innovative corecurriculum that provides students with a solid foundation andbroader perspective. The historic, 75-acre campus enrollsapproximately 2,500 men and women and offers Associate,Baccalaureate, and Master’s degrees, the Certificate of AdvancedGraduate Study, and three doctoral programs. possess a strong and demonstrated commitment to teachingexcellence and scholarly research. We are particularly interestedin candidates who exhibit the ability to teach core and electivecourses in our curriculum.exhibit excellent interpersonal skills, including the abilityto work cooperatively and collegially with colleagues, staff,outside justice agencies, and community organizations.demonstrate a genuine interest in student development andsuccess.willingness to accept additional responsibilities as necessaryfor the growth of the ADJ program.champion social justice and ethical issues within the justicesystem.contribute to the university’s achievement of success through acommitment to its mission, vision, and values. Additional Information:Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligibleemployees including:center_img Job Description:Salve Regina University seeks candidates with an earned Ph.D. incriminal justice or criminology (with a concentration in criminaljustice) for the tenure track position of Assistant Professor inthe Administration of Justice Department. ABD candidates will beconsidered, but it is expected that the Ph.D. will be earned by thedate of appointment, September 1, 2021.To fulfill the University’s commitment to promoting diversity andinclusion on our campus, we actively seek candidates who haveexperience working with, teaching, and mentoring students fromunderrepresented communities, as well as those whose researchinterests involve or integrate an understanding of underrepresentedpopulations and communities.Salve Regina University is devoted to the principles of equity,diversity, and inclusiveness and aspires to create a community thatembraces all cultural and ethnic traditions. Salve ReginaUniversity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouragedto apply. Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity inemployment and education to all employees, students and applicants.No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against orharassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin,sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion,disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteranstatus, genetic information or any other basis protected byapplicable federal or state law, in the administration of SalveRegina’s employment policies, education policies, admissionpolicies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and otherUniversity administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, itdoes not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educationalprograms or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to makingits programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliantwill all applicable non-discrimination laws. Requirements:The teaching load is a 4/3 and the ideal candidate must:last_img read more