The British & Irish Lions have crossed hemispheres for more than a century, but should they consider also touring closer to home? Read this debate from our June 2021 issue A top player from the home unions may enjoy two or three opportunities to tour with the British & Irish Lions. Elite players down south rarely get more than one shot at facing the fabled side from the North. The locals’ desperation to succeed against rugby’s most famous tourists makes for a potent product.Related content: The day France played the LionsSurely that product would be diluted if the Lions toured France? The home unions play France each year in the Six Nations. Their players face French clubs in the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup. A tour to France, in the colours of the Lions, would be overkill.And what would be the cost to other nations? Would France displace a traditional tour to Australia, New Zealand or South Africa – rugby nations less financially secure than their northern hemisphere counterparts?Boks fans watch the Lions in 2009. Would adding France to the schedule jeopardise rugby in SA? (Getty)South Africa, for example, have been counting on a big cash injection from the Lions tour. Without a Lions tour in the future, they would lose millions. This would impact on their future planning and structures. Player retention, already a major issue, would be impossible.The Lions would do well to consider staging fixtures against Fiji, Samoa and Tonga ahead of a series in Australia or New Zealand. That would boost the island nations in so many ways and provide great preparation for the tourists. Saracens’ Maro Itoje carries for the Lions during the Test series against New Zealand four years ago (Inpho) Face-off: Should the Lions tour France? We want to know what YOU think. Email your views to [email protected] debate first appeared in the June 2021 issue of Rugby World. Face-off: Should the Lions tour France?BENJAMIN KAYSERYES, says the former France hooker turned media punditThe British & Irish Lions is an institution. And we adore it. We tour for the adventure, for the thrill, for the quality of rugby, yes – but also for the amazing fan experience and being confronted by the best. If you want to package an amazing destination, regional pride, a lot of cultural diversity and, at the moment, quality rugby, that’s France.France would create something exciting while still fitting the Lions’ tradition – challenging yourself against the best in a country that will give you a lot of stuff to do during the week.When we were discussing alternative Lions plans in Australia or at home this year, which isn’t going to happen now, they were expecting the Lions to play a France team during the week and I thought, ‘That is exactly what world rugby needs at the moment!’ It’s exciting, new, fresh… Every single fan in the world would turn their TV on for that. The Lions in France would create such an event. I think it could be absolutely extraordinary.The Lions played a one-off match against France in October 1989, winning 29-27 in Paris (AFP/Getty)France bring something different to the table. The Six Nations needs that specialness because Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England are not as different – they are still Anglo-Saxons. So imagine if then you can combine all those Six Nations countries into this institution with a Lions tour to France.We love to hate each other and we hate to love each other. If you want to create entertainment, quality rugby and history, I think it must happen. France deserves it now. I hope it will happen one day, even if it’s just one Test.JON CARDINELLINO, says the South Africa-based freelance rugby writerA British & Irish Lions tour to France would not be as meaningful as the existing sojourns to Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. It’s the rarity of the tours – once every 12 years – that make them so special. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Gun Violence Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA How to rejoice after Newtown shootings? Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Tags 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 Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ December 19, 2012 at 5:04 pm Letting down our defenses and letting go of our offensive ways are not things that seem to appeal to rugged Americans, who tote guns like they were getting ready to participate in a Wild West show and who, in the name of protecting themselves and their families, bring about horrific events like the one in Newton. Letting down our defenses and letting go of our offenses would mean laying down our arms and depending on the law, rather than our own devices, to protect us. And we can’t lay this mess at the feet of the “founding fathers,” whom we so like to bring into focus when talking about our right to own guns for self protection. I really don’t think they ever envisioned people keeping several dozen guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition in their homes. Finding the lovely image of God in another is an exquisite challenge and one that nearly makes me weep at the beauty of what it could do if we all would just relax our fighting fists and reach out to one another in a golden embrace of love and hope. Comments are closed. Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Comments (5) Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI [Episcopal News Service] Editor’s note: This piece originally appeared in the Huffington Post’s religion section. I want to challenge you to find something to rejoice about today. Even in the face of the pain around us, we are here to discover joy — today and every day. What can you find to rejoice over? Your new bishop? A new job — or the end of a boring one? Healing, or relief from pain? Jan’s 20th anniversary? The birth of a child or a grandchild? Good news and joy feel different depending on our own need, but it is always seems more wonderful when there’s someone to share it with. Joy is multiplied when it’s shared.This next to last Sunday of Advent is always about rejoicing. Some places use pink or rose colored vestments, and Advent wreaths often have a pink candle for the third week. Some people say the pink candle is because Mary wanted a girl. In any event, we’re meant to rejoice!What is your good news — today, this week, this year?Zephaniah is telling people their future is a black hole of despair — war and invasion, economic collapse, death and destruction — unless they turn around and live differently. He tells them their current ways are corrupt and godless, and can only end in destruction. But there is hope. Life will be changed, not ended. God is always doing something profoundly new that will yield abundant joy.The Canticle we sang is from another prophet, Isaiah, reminding people of the same realities — the present may be filled with fear and violence, nevertheless “ring out your joy, for the Holy One is in your midst; remember God is with you, and give thanks.” Paul writes even more bluntly to the people in Philippi — ‘rejoice, and forget your anxiety, for God is near. Be grateful for what is, be honest about what you need, and discover what God is already doing in your midst.’So what happened with the gospel, and John the crazy, camel-clothed locust eater? His words don’t exactly sound like glad tidings of great joy: ‘You brood of vipers, you bunch of snakes, what made you think you were getting off scot-free? Well, wake up, cuz “heah come da judge!”‘ The grim reaper is sharpening his scythe, and the fire has begun.’Good news sounds different to different people. And John does have some, but we have to keep reading to find it. For those snakes, good news means discovering that they are meant to live in peace with their neighbors, and deal justly with all, in courtrooms, in the army, and in business. It means living as though every single person on this planet is a member of your own family. Nobody should go hungry, no one should be without a roof overhead, no one should suffer because health care is too expensive. Share what you have, he says, and you will indeed find joy.It’s very much what Zephaniah tells his people: God is here among you, God will remind you — ‘I will heal the lame, gather the outcast, and change your shame into pride in who you are.’ With the added twist that those who don’t live that way can expect the worst. That is actually a promise of good news, given before judgment. It’s like a stop sign at a dangerous intersection reminding people to stop and look both ways before proceeding; look to God and your neighbor, lest you run straight into perdition.The challenge is that John addresses all those people coming to be baptized as snakes. We’ve got to find our place in that crowd, and it’s not easy. Yet in spite of the way we’ve often read the story of Adam and Eve and the snake in the garden, all of them were created by God as part of the same good creation. Those crowds of people John calls snakes aren’t intrinsically bad creatures. Jesus seems to affirm that when he tells his followers to be “wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” There is good news offered to the snakes, as the old hymn puts it, good tidings of Jesus, redemption and release.What does it look like to be wise snakes, sharing what you have, rather than exploiting the defenseless? Snakes are profoundly aware of their surroundings, they strike accurately, and they keep other creatures on their toes, watching carefully lest they step on one, or meet a cobra unawares. Given the rampant bad news around us, how might smart snakes behave?What if a bunch of redeemed snakes got together and used their collective ability to motivate watchfulness over the weak and vulnerable? Given what happened in Connecticut on Friday, is there a place for a precise, even surgical, strike against gun violence? When nearly 3000 young people in this country die every year from guns, wise heads must get to work and find a creative and life-giving response. The deadly snakes out there are peddling and profiting from guns while children die. What is a good news response? Other nations have found ways to limit access to assault weapons while still permitting people to shoot clay pigeons and hunt game.Other smart adders might look at the loneliness and lostness around us. The young shooter in Connecticut seems to have been mentally ill — his former classmates aren’t terribly surprised at what’s happened. We’ve heard almost exactly the same thing every time one of these events has occurred in recent years. Preventing more of them is going to mean greater watchfulness, and a willingness to reach out to the outcast, the one who doesn’t fit, the kid who sees nothing to live for. It means loving the ones who don’t seem terribly lovable, and that’s exactly where Jesus would be, and what he’d be doing.When John tells the tax collectors to collect only what’s owed, and the soldiers not to extort from people, he’s telling those snakes to keep their fangs sheathed and their venom in reserve — to put their aggression and exploitation away and turn in another direction. He’s telling us to find good ways to share what we have with the lonely outcast — like welcome into community and relationship, to share what we know of meaning in life, to share what we know of a God who is near and loves us beyond imagining. Jesus called us friend, but that gift is not meant to be hoarded.The winnowing fork and the unquenchable fire would seem to be reserved for those who aren’t sharing what they have in order to end the death around us. The good news is that there is another way.That other way requires watchfulness and the ability and willingness to risk. The way of life and hope, and the rejoicing we’re meant to know means letting down our defenses, and letting go of our offensive ways, in order to find the lovely image of God in another snake. We are all redeemable, Jesus insists. He walked into the snake pit for the sake of every one of us. His followers are invited to do the same, and discover that God is always snatching life out of the jaws of death. That is the ultimate source of joy.Rejoice! God is near. Rejoice! God is here, baptizing with Holy Spirit and with fire, igniting passion even in grieving hearts. That love can change the world — if we’re willing to be canny and loving snakes. Maybe you’d prefer to be an adder – or a multiplier of joy — but the love we know in Jesus always makes more of itself, even in snakes.— The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori is the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN December 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm Your writing this makes me rejoice and remember that there are many ways we can all make our world better–in our own homes, towns and neighborhoods. And, yes, thank you for your leadership! You have inspired…I have listened…I am moved to action. Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Kat Duck says: Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID December 18, 2012 at 7:04 pm The tragedy in CT last Friday has made me appreciate the small joys in life to a much greater degree, especially as I see children around me. I thought about this on Sunday morning as I approached the communion rail. Kneeling next to me were 2 of my fellow choir members and their playful two and a half year old son. I’ve seen it also in the learning activities of the students in my public school music classes. I’ve been moved to tears as my 2nd and 3rd graders sing and learn the folk dance movements for “Jingle Bells” in these last days before Christmas vacation. I know I’ll hold tight to these memories for many years, as they give me reasons to rejoice. Rector Albany, NY Nancy Bracey says: Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Submit an Event Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books David Morath says: Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Advocacy Peace & Justice, December 18, 2012 at 7:27 pm With great thanks for this response, and for your ministry. December 18, 2012 at 10:06 pm As a lector lst Sunday, I found the words of Zephaniah to be some of the most challenging I have ever read. I get Zepaniah’s drift, but the words seemed a little hollow on Sunday. One of the teachers killed in the Newtown tragedy was the granddaughter of one of our much-loved parishioners. I know better than to ask “Why?”, but the loss is freah and the work of grief takes time. Our local Amish have been through this and they tell us that words don’t do much. The stark reality is that the journey is done by doing it. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Rev. Janet Campbell says: Rector Tampa, FL 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME By Katharine Jefferts SchoriPosted Dec 18, 2012 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Donald Snyder says: Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA
Projects María Ribera Dwellings / JSa Architects: JSa Area Area of this architecture project Year: Manufacturers: NovaceramicStructure:PESA, Ing. Oscar de la TorreEngineering:M3 IngenieríasRestauration Project:Grupo AlarifeClient:Marhnos HabitatAuthor Architects:Javier Sánchez, Benedikt FahlbuschDesign Team:Milton Durán, José Barreto, Tadeo Ángeles, Francisco MartínezCity:Mexico CityCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Luis GallardoRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Save this picture!© Luis GallardoText description provided by the architects. We uncovered the layers of history of the old La Cubana Chocolate Factory that was founded in 1872 and worked until 2004 in the Santa María la Ribera neighborhood. In this way, we rehabilitate and integrate a housing dynamic with mixed uses and changes in scale. Because of its location and its historical background, this colony has developed neighborhood traditions and uses around a Moorish kiosk.Save this picture!© Luis GallardoSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Luis GallardoBeyond its ‘porfirian’ origin, Santa María la Ribera founded in a ‘rancheria´, one of the first colonies of the city along with New Mexico, the one of the architects, the San Rafael and the Guerrero. It was a residential area inhabited by people of upper middle class, who build elegant and comfortable homes between urban and suburban trams, the construction of public buildings and some factories, in addition to the Buenavista railway station. In the twenties, the factory moved to the colony and there was a large group that included a factory, printing house, offices, residence and an outlet that sold sweets, cigars and chocolate cigars, French milling and Cuban chocolate 17.Save this picture!© Luis GallardoSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Luis GallardoWith the same industrial and neighborhood essence of the historic building, the dwellings not only re-densifies the center of the city but also recycles the original structures leaving an access on both sides of the property and incorporating circulations, plazas, children’s games and garden areas. The large main industrial building was used to distribute the low buildings with apartments from 65 to 86 square meters around patios, gardens and terraces.Save this picture!© Luis GallardoProject gallerySee allShow lessZaha Hadid Architects Reveal Twisting Steel Billboard in West LondonArchitecture News”Making Problems is More Fun; Solving Problems is Too Easy”: Liz Diller and Ricardo …InterviewsProject locationAddress:Mexico City, CDMX, MéxicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Mexico Save this picture!© Luis Gallardo+ 16Curated by Danae Santibañez Share CopyUrbanism, Apartments, Extension•Mexico City, Mexico Area: 31000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901670/maria-ribera-dwellings-jsa Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” María Ribera Dwellings / JSaSave this projectSaveMaría Ribera Dwellings / JSa Photographs 2016 CopyAbout this officeJSaOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsUrbanismResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentExtensionMexico CityMexicoPublished on September 10, 2018Cite: “María Ribera Dwellings / JSa ” [Viviendas María Ribera / JSa ] 10 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954418/free-standing-residence-on-historic-site-polygoon-architectuur Clipboard CopyHouses•Schoten, Belgium Domien Boits Belgium Projects Save this picture!© Stijn Bollaert+ 35Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” Year: Free-Standing Residence on Historic Site / POLYGOON ArchitectuurSave this projectSaveFree-Standing Residence on Historic Site / POLYGOON Architectuur 2018 “COPY” Manufacturers: Cupa Pizarras, Cupa Pizzaras, FSB, Nemetschek, Niko, Stiebel Eltron, URSA, SPRANGERS, Ventiline ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954418/free-standing-residence-on-historic-site-polygoon-architectuur Clipboard Architects: POLYGOON Architectuur Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Stijn Bollaert Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Free-Standing Residence on Historic Site / POLYGOON Architectuur Products used in this ProjectTilesCupa PizarrasNatural Slate CUPA 4Engineering:Planet EngineeringCity:SchotenCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Stijn BollaertText description provided by the architects. The house is located directly opposite the Horst Chapel in Schoten (B), on a site that once accommodated the 19th century rectory of the chapel. The property formed a part of the Vordenstein Castle domain and was one of the last remains of a place of pilgrimage originating in the 15th century. The Horst Chapel and the entire adjacent Vordenstein domain are of historical interest, both culturally and in terms of landscape.Save this picture!© Stijn BollaertThe volume of the original rectory was used as the point of departure for this design. The width of the front facade, height of the eaves, and angle of the roof are the same. The basic form is folded open into a pentagonal floor plan with two right angles. The outer walls, with elongated frameless windows, are oriented toward anchor points in the historical surroundings.Save this picture!© Stijn BollaertSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Stijn BollaertA spiral staircase leads up from the entrance to the living spaces on the first floor. The rear facade is entirely cut away and opens out onto a large terrace. An other spiral staircase, in a tubular steel casing, connects the terrace with the garden.Save this picture!© Stijn BollaertThe house was constructed close to the street, in parallel with the building line of the chapel. By way of this visual narrowing, the gateway effect of the former hamlet and place of pilgrimage ‘Den Horst’ is strengthened once more. The choice of materials refers back to the fundamental architecture typical in this region at the time – traditional materials such as red brick and natural slate, which are also to be found in the chapel.Save this picture!© Stijn BollaertThe layout, with the sleeping areas on the ground floor and the living space on the floor above, is atypical but has certain advantages. This way the bedrooms remain cool and everyone has direct access to the garden. On the upper floor, there is a lot of room under the pitched roof. A mezzanine was placed in the apex of the roof, with a more intimate sitting area underneath it. The partially covered terrace that is connected to the living space offers an expansive view of the nature reserve that lies behind the home.Save this picture!© Stijn BollaertProject gallerySee allShow lessPocket Park on Xinhua Road, Shanghai / SHUISHISelected ProjectsFudan Jingshi Bookstore / SHUISHISelected Projects Share Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Lead Architects: Area: 266 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyAbout this officePOLYGOON ArchitectuurOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSchotenOn FacebookBelgiumPublished on January 08, 2021Cite: “Free-Standing Residence on Historic Site / POLYGOON Architectuur” 08 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
A partnership between Central England Co-operative and Newlife that was intended to last two years has run for five, raising £1.5m for the charity.Employees of Central England Co-operative had voted Newlife as its Charity of the Year for 2012/13, with a diary of fundraising activities to provide specialist equipment for disabled children across the retailer’s trading area.The partnership last for five years however, with Central England Co-op employees undertaking a host of fundraising activities throughout the years including in-store cake sales, sparkle parties, raffles, skydives, challenge events and the London Marathon.The impact of working with the charity on staff, customers and the community, as well as its guarantee that any money raised by Central England Co-operative would be used locally were key factors in the partnership’s longevity.Sarah Ashton, PR Manager for Central England Co-op said:“Really early on in our fundraising partnership with Newlife it was clear that working with the charity was having a positive impact on our colleague engagement, customers and wider community, so we chose to extend the partnership.“Working with a charity for so many years in succession was unprecedented for Central England Co-op and the level of colleague engagement was remarkable throughout from board level right the way to the shop floor.”“What struck us about Newlife was its ability to provide a 100% guarantee, so any money raised through our stores and funeral homes would be spent to buy desperately needed disability equipment for a child within a two mile radius of a particular store.“For our colleagues, the knowledge that the money they raise will help one of their own customers was a huge incentive. And for customers, knowing the local community would benefit directly instead of it being spent across the UK was a big motivator.”Sustainability and environmental performance also played a role in developing the long-term partnership between the two organisations. Newlife is the preferred recycling partner for more than 200 leading high-street fashion brands and retailers including River Island, Marks and Spencer and Primark. Nora Smith, Head of Community Fundraising & Appeals for Newlife, said: Advertisement “Newlife’s commercial recycling division generates yearly profits of around £2.2million, from selling end of line, de-labelled stock donated to us by high street fashion and homeware brands. The income from sales of the fashion and homeware stock sold through our six stores around the Midlands enables Newlife to meet its charitable objectives.“The benefit for partners, such as Central England Co-op, is that every penny raised through their community fundraising efforts is spent directly on helping children locally within their trading area.” 77 total views, 1 views today 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 MoreAddThis10 Two-year partnership turns into five & raises £1.5m for Newlife 78 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Melanie May | 26 April 2018 | News
Action Planning celebrates Pearl Anniversary with £100k consultancy giveaway Melanie May | 17 January 2020 | News Tagged with: consultancy pro bono 314 total views, 2 views today 315 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 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 MoreAddThis6 Eligible organisations have until 16 March to apply. The offer is aimed at not-for-profit organisations with an annual income of at least £200,000 in the last financial year, and/or at least two full-time equivalent paid staff members in post. Full eligibility criteria, along with application instructions, can be found on the Pearls of Wisdom website.Action Planning Chairman David Saint said:“Many not-for-profits are in a position where they would benefit hugely from outside support but find it hard to budget for it. This is an opportunity for them to put budgetary considerations to one side and access the expertise that could transform their organisation for good.“After 30 years of serving the not-for-profit sector, we wanted to do something that captured the imagination and delivered genuine value. We’ve been able to do this because of the structure of Action Planning. The community of expert consultants that we’ve gathered together over the last 30 years delivers a breadth and depth of expertise that enables us to help organisations right across the sector. The incredible range of consultancy packages on offer through Pearls of Wisdom is a reflection of this.” Advertisement Multi-disciplinary consultancy Action Planning is giving away £100,000 worth of consultancy services to mark its 30th anniversary this year.The Pearls of Wisdom campaign, which launches today (17 January), offers 56 separate consultancy packages with an average market value of £2,000. Packages range from Governance Reviews to Board Awaydays, Income Generation Workshops to Branding Reviews, and HR Support to Executive Life Coaching.The services will be provided free of charge throughout 2020 by 39 of Action Planning’s community of consultants: experienced senior practitioners from across the sector.
LimerickNewsCovid testing to take place at University of Limerick following rise in cases among student communityBy David Raleigh – February 9, 2021 550 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Linkedin Previous articleA Valentine’s bouquet that hits all the right notesNext article“It’s like someone handed in a purse to gardai and they waited for someone to come and claim it” — Family of ‘missing’ Denis Walsh expresses disappointment over 25-year gap in identifying remains David Raleigh WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Facebook TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live University you Limerick campus aerialsPhoto: True MediaUNIVERSITY of Limerick (UL) is to facilitate on-campus COVID-19 testing by HSE Mid-West Community Healthcare in a bid to prevent further transmission of the potentially deadly virus among the student population.The move is in response to a rise in cases of COVID-19 in recent weeks in the Castletroy area of Limerick city, believed to be associated with students living in off-campus accommodation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up UL said it “has a strong relationship with Public Health Mid-West and An Garda Siochana, and consistently liaises and works with them to remind students of their personal responsibility to follow government and institutional guidelines“.In a statement, UL President Professor Kerstin Mey, strongly urged students to understand their roles “in keeping our communities safe and to be aware of the consequences of breaking current government COVID-19 restrictions”.The Department of Public Health Mid-West said it has seen some evidence in recent weeks of an increase in COVID-19 cases among the student population living in the immediate vicinity of the campus – largely based around simple household visits.“In the next few weeks it is crucial that community transmission is suppressed to the maximum to ensure the safe reopening of society and to protect the population while the immunisation programme is being implemented,” the Department stated.“The Department of Public Health is aggressively investigating and managing clusters such as this one to enable this to happen.“UL said it has “moved quickly” to facilitate free on-campus COVID-19 tests to students who will be invited to register without needing to display symptoms of the virus at a testing centre being established on the UL campus this week.“As a result of constant engagement and close ties between UL and Public Health Mid-West we are in a position to act very swiftly now at the first signs of a possible increase of cases among students living off campus,” said Professor Mey.“We have reduced on campus activity to approximately 2% of what would normally take place so there are barely any students or staff on campus under Level 5 restrictions.”“Where we can put any further measure in place to protect our own and the surrounding communities we will do so,” Prof Mey added.Dr Marie Casey, Mid West Public Health Medicine Specialist, said there had been “a noticeable increase in COVID-19 clusters among the student population, particularly in housing estates in the Castletroy area with links to some households in Limerick city, as a result of household transmission in the past three weeks”.“The student population is unique insofar that they can often live with a number of housemates in large households. Some students have part-time jobs, and many will go home on the weekends to visit family and friends,” Dr Casey said.“With the onset of the dominant UK COVID-19 variant, which is more transmissible than the original strain, there is now a high level of risk of transmission in the student community,” she warned.“Because many young people will carry the virus without any symptoms, this presents an increased risk of infection to household, workplace and family contacts. Outbreaks arising out of household transmission is starting to become a worrying trend across the Mid-West, at a crucial time when we need to suppress the virus’ spread in the community.”“We are urging everyone in the region to avoid household visits and social gatherings of any kind, as we have seen far too many times how a single episode of social contact has led to serious illness and death,” added Dr Casey.Students at UL have been repeatedly advised to follow public health guidelines, to download the COVID tracker app and to self-isolate if they display any symptoms while they await a test.UL said that, overall, it has seen a high level of compliance on campus with the COVID-19 precautions it had put in place.Students have been contacted with full details on how to register online for an on-campus test.All tests will be processed by the HSE. Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
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U.S. Residential Mortgage Backed Security (RMBS) servicers are better equipped and better prepared for another financial crisis, according to Fitch Ratings. Fitch’s latest U.S. RMBS Servicer Handbook indicates that servicers are now better positioned than they were before the financial crisis, due to new technology and improved regulatory compliance over the past 10 years.“Improved systems allow servicers to respond more quickly to unexpected events, as evident by strong delinquency recoveries after recent natural disasters,” said Roelof Slump, Managing Director at Fitch Ratings. Natural disasters may be one of the biggest threats to the economy, despite strong recoveries in recent months.According to a recent report by CoreLogic, in Hurricane Harvey’s federally declared disaster areas, 80 percent of the homes lacked flood insurance. The report also revealed a jump in serious mortgage delinquencies on damaged homes within the area to more than 200 percent. As serious disasters continue to occur in areas once considered unthreatened by the phenomenon, the potential of a foreclosure crisis in unprepared, unsuspecting areas looms large over the nation’s mortgage industry.In the meantime, according to Fitch, the recent efficiency gains, combined with improving mortgage performance, have resulted in a decline in average servicer employment of 71 percent for banks and 33 percent for nonbanks over the past five years.Fitch notes that new technology has made mortgage servicing less concentrated across the industry, allowing servicers to transfer loans more easily and effectively. According to Fitch, this may be a mitigant to servicer disruption in a downturn, as loans in a distressed servicer’s portfolio may be transferred or consolidated more easily. Additionally, the Handbook found that the ten largest servicers by UPB balance control approximately 80 percent of overall servicing UPB as of third-quarter 2018, which is down from 93 percent five years ago.Fitch’s quarterly U.S. RMBS Servicer Handbook includes data and descriptions for all Fitch-related servicers, and incorporates quarterly updates from each servicer. Each quarter, the Handbook is updated to include up-to-date rating changes, any changes to key rating drivers, and portfolio size and attribute data. Find the complete Fitch Ratings U.S. RMBS Servicer Handbook here. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Fitch: Servicers Prepared for Economic Downturn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: FinTech Fitch Natural Disasters RMBS Servicers Technology Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Print This Post Previous: Foreclosure Rates: Back to the Future Next: Addressing the State of the Union in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News, Servicing The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago FinTech Fitch Natural Disasters RMBS Servicers Technology 2019-02-04 Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / Fitch: Servicers Prepared for Economic Downturn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago February 4, 2019 1,726 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribe
News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Donegal Councillor found not guilty of assault causing harm Google+ Homepage BannerNews A Donegal County Councillor has been found not guilty of assault causing harm.37 year old John O’Donnell from Kilmacrennan was today found not guilty of a single charge of assault causing harm on Seamus O’Donnell after a trial lasting four and a half days.Letterkenny Circuit Court heard claims that Seamus O’Donnell was attacked in Letterkenny on a night out on 23 February 2015.Mr O’Donnell claimed he had been kicked in the head by John O’Donnell, spending eight days in hospital as a result.Mr O’Donnell had pleaded not guilty and said he was only acting out of self-defence.Judge John Aylmer earlier directed the jury to acquit Mr O’Donnell of another charge of assault causing harm to Emmet Gallagher on the same night arising out of the same incident.RTE News is reporting that the jury had deliberated for four hours and twenty minutes before returning with a verdict this afternoon.The jury spokeswoman said they had found Mr O’Donnell not guilty on the single charge of assault causing harm. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – December 19, 2018 WhatsApp Previous articlePringle confronts Minister Doherty on ongoing Illness Benefit delaysNext articleTyrone team named for McKenna Cup clash against Derry News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme