Total Petroleum Ghana Limited ( 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgTotal Petroleum Ghana Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Total Petroleum Ghana Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Total Petroleum Ghana Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileTotal Petroleum Ghana Limited supplies petroleum and allied products for vehicles with petrol and diesel engines as well as fuel and fuel oil for the aviation, marine and mining sectors in Ghana. The company also supplies a range of automotive lubricants and special fuels including racing fuels and lubricants, biocides, industry fuels, refining additives and performance additives. Total Petroleum Ghana Limited offers expertise and services to support the mining supply chain which include a fluid analysis laboratory, fuel management system, filtration and contamination management, mobile tank solutions, on-site refueling, road transport safety and solar energy solutions. Total Petroleum Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of Ghanstock Limited. Total Petroleum Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Our favourite rugby April Fool’s Day joke

first_imgRead the full story by clicking here LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Daily Telegraph and their resident joker, Gavin Mairs lapped it up.center_img Well done to Wasps and for Steve Hayes for playing along and delivering the award for Rugby World April Fool’ Day joke Award for 2011.last_img

Southwest Virginia: Trinity Arrington’s sweet, sweet spirit

first_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ann Whitehead Thomas says: Comments (5) Robert w. Scruggs says: September 20, 2013 at 7:02 pm What a brilliant initiative! So many institutions realize we are in the year 2013 that it is gratifying that Trinity is also aware of this. Consequently, Father Furlow reached out to thousands and consequently introduced many to Trinity. Our Episcopal Church may have to contemplate public relation and evangelical strategy besides bake sales and other familiar strategy which are outliving their uselessness. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 September 24, 2013 at 9:15 pm As an Episcopal priest who often passes the road to this little church, I read this article with a great deal of pride and hope. This what the church of the future needs to look like. Well done, Father Furlow and people of Trinity! And blessings on your continuing ministry. September 20, 2013 at 7:20 pm Well written Nina! Yes, nice bunch of folks at Trinity. Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Comments are closed. 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 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 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Grace Cangialosi says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Steve Freeman says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel By Nina Vest SalmonPosted Sep 20, 2013 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME center_img Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing October 2, 2013 at 10:50 pm I am delighted to hear the good news of Trinity. I will always consider it my home church, having been a member of the fourth generation of my family baptised there there as well as being married in the church. Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Jay Woods says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Southwest Virginia: Trinity Arrington’s sweet, sweet spirit In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY September 22, 2013 at 2:29 pm Great to see a church open to all that 2013 brings culturally compared to sad PR for the “Episcopal Church Welcomes You” (Not!) in the current viral video of a NY priest conducting a wedding where he rudely castigated a photographer/videographer. [Trinity Episcopal Church – Arrington, Virginia] How does a small Episcopal Church with a total membership of just over 50 parishioners offer hospitality to a Goliath-sized musical festival, drawing a crowd of 25,000 who arrive not just for the day but for four days and four music-filled nights?  Trinity Episcopal Church in Arrington, Virginia, not only met the giant but welcomed and embraced it in ways that leave no doubt about the  truth of the sign at the gate: The Episcopal Church Welcomes You!Trinity Episcopal Church in Arrington is like many of the churches in the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia: historic, family-sized, with a heart as big as the mountain sky.  The 1830 brick church is located on four acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, between Lynchburg and Charlottesville.  A carefully tended graveyard includes tombstones dating back to the 1830s as well as new plots and a scatter garden.  Magnificent oaks populate the property, offering grace and stately dignity to the red brick gem situated at the highest point of the gentle slope.Adjacent to the church is Oak Ridge Estate, a vast property of nearly 5,000 acres, with a 50-room mansion and numerous outbuildings, including a chapel and a former train station.  Over the years, the property has been home to merchants, farmers, and a Wall Street business tycoon.  In recent years, Oak Ridge has served as a venue for horse races, Camp Jeep, community festivals, and numerous weddings and private parties.The largest event to date, however, was the recent Lockn’ Music Festival.  The event featured nearly 30 bands, including greats like John Fogerty and The Black Crowes as well as jam bands, Widespread Panic and Furthur.  (Think R & B and lots of tie-dye.)When preparations for the music festival began to manifest in the form of added fencing, widened expanses on nearby gravel roads, fiber optic cable installation, and imported lighting, Trinity’s new priest-in-charge, the Rev. Mark Furlow and his vestry members worked with festival organizers to provide a safe space.  From the beginning, Furlow, who also is technical director of the theatre at Lynchburg College, knew Trinity would be a welcoming presence.  “We don’t need to be the church cowering in the corner,” he told a local reporter.  “That’s not who we are. We’re a church that’s lively, active, we care about local people. We care about guests that are coming our way from across the country.”The existing AA chapter at the church offered a logical relationship.  The church provided a safe space—and coffee for several AA meetings each day.   Soberlockn’ welcomed upwards of 350 people to church grounds throughout the course of the four-day festival.Worship is a natural part of the rhythm of church life.  With parishioners camping out on church grounds, days began with Morning Prayer at 9:30 and ended with Compline in the evenings.  While the evening services tended to be populated mostly by the church community and friends, the Morning Prayer services and a Sunday Eucharist service welcomed visitors from as far afield as Illinois as well as some from just down the road—one, a cradle Episcopalian from nearby Altavista, Virginia, said he felt welcomed home to the familiar language of his childhood.  In addition to formal worship, a newly created labyrinth offered place and space for spiritual meditation, along with a pamphlet to provide guidance for labyrinth newbies.  PrayerLockn’ fed the members of the church community and welcomed festival goers alike.An additional partnership generated WaterLockn’.  The James River Float Company ran buses to a nearby swimming hole on the property of Trinity parishioners William and Eve Yagel.  Mason Basten, owner of the for-profit float company, donated a portion of its proceeds to Trinity’s Outreach Projects: a feeding program for local school children and a clean water initiative in Haiti.  Festival-goers arrived at the church to catch a shuttle and returned an hour (sometimes two) later, refreshed, clean, and ready for the next set of music.Parishioners at Trinity took shifts to help with promotion of SoberLockn’ and WaterLockn’.  They invited visitors to walk the labyrinth and led tours of the historic church.  Adults and children helped with worship and prepared meals together.  They greeted visitors and answered questions.  Several families, including the priest and his wife, camped out on the church grounds.   Others filtered in and out from nearby homes.  The community discovered each other in the process of welcoming others into their midst.Throughout the four dizzying days of traffic, 25,000 concertgoers, and music that played well into the starlit nights, Trinity locked arms and held onto one another.  In that spirit of love, they embraced all who came to their door.  And on Sunday morning, the last day of the festival, the congregation in full force, joined by a handful of visitors from across the road, sang together the words that so many visitors to SoberLockn’, PrayerLockn’, and WaterLockn’ knew to be true:There’s a sweet, sweet Spirit in this place,And I know that it’s the Spirit of the Lord;There are sweet expressions on each face,And I know they feel the presence of the Lord.— Nina Vest Salmon is a lay member of the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, a deputy to General Convention, a member of the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop and the State of the Church CCAB. 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WUJU JAE, JE / 100A associates

first_imgCopyHouses•Gwangju-si, South Korea ArchDaily WUJU JAE, JE / 100A associates “COPY” Photographs:  Kim Jae Yoon Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2017 Save this picture!© Kim Jae Yoon+ 24Curated by Fernanda Castro Share WUJU JAE, JE / 100A associatesSave this projectSaveWUJU JAE, JE / 100A associates CopyAbout this office100A associatesOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGwangju-siSouth KoreaPublished on February 16, 2018Cite: “WUJU JAE, JE / 100A associates” 15 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore 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 stream Architects: 100A associates Area Area of this architecture project Area:  165 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project South Korea Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Lead Architects: Manufacturers: American Standard, E plus, Vista “COPY” Save this picture!© Kim Jae YoonRecommended ProductsDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel Beaulac‘Wuju Jae, je’ which means a house with plentifulness, was built for a couple in their 50s and three children. Both of the couple spent their childhood in the countryside, went up to Seoul with their marriage, and have lived in several apartments constantly for more than 30 years. It is said that living in a midtown apartment is comfortable, but they have felt stuffy and decided to spend latter half of their life with nature as their retirement age is drawing near. They looked around for a site at Gwangju, near from downtown, in order that the couple and their children could commute, and eventually they found out the sunny, snug and warm site with clean air in well-arranged village near the forest, for this house. Then they visited the designer. Satisfied with the designer’s previous projects such as San Soo Eun and W+House, they shared their ideas with the designer.Save this picture!© Kim Jae Yoon“What make me exciting whenever I design a space of house are a fact that the house is a space not for many and unspecified persons but for specified persons, and the process itself to explore the persons. I also designed this house through the process to understand trivial stories, lifestyles and attitudes to life of the family. I heard about a reason to build this house, things they wanted to express in it, and a name to keep its meaning. ‘Wuju Jae, je’ which has plentifulness, is a very impressive expression.”Save this picture!© Kim Jae YoonSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Kim Jae YoonThe designer started to map a plan about the space from its name, and discovered a clue from their lifestyles and attitudes to life known through numerous questions and answers. It is just ‘a house to be plentiful by emptying, a one-storied house with naive and tidy elevation in harmony with nature, keeping modern Korean beauty’.Save this picture!© Kim Jae YoonAbove all, the designer arranged this house toward the east in the light of close-range view and distant view according to the way of thinking nature, and laid out a courtyard where the light would always stay. Without giving up what might be lost due to southern exposure – they want to use the hill behind this house as a backyard or a vegetable garden, and to fill up the window with the beauty of roof soffit of neighboring Hanok(Korean traditional house) Village, he arranged the building toward the east for views and various uses, and the courtyard became a solution of the problem caused by it. In this way, it was built as a house fitting completely to their lifestyle through communication between the designer and the owner. Its plane was planned based on Ja(Korean traditional unit of length, about 30.3㎝), and Ja was applied to the sizes of details including rooms and doors for the convenient use and the reasonable plan and construction.Save this picture!© Kim Jae YoonThe designer attached special importance on a margin in designing this house, and hoped that this house would be a beautiful space enough only with the surrounding scenery changing continuously day and night seasonally and the change of light and shadow. This margin makes the scenery a hero of the space, because interior space is finished with translucent white Hanji, Korean traditional paper made from mulberry tree. Korean interior composition of space also contributes to highlight this margin. On the contrary, the designer gave naturalness to exterior space by emphasizing rough texture of mortar poked out unevenly between dark bricks piled up with pressure.Save this picture!© Kim Jae YoonThe owner said that he recognized the delicate design of each space and details while living in it actually. “I can feel and see the nature through each window, and I, in particular, like the organical separation and communication by a sliding door. I can see the courtyard with nandina tree from Maru playing as a living room and from the table, which makes me joyful by showing various figures of the courtyard in all seasons. On a sunny day, leaves glitter brightly as if turning on the light at the courtyard, and under the full moon, the courtyard is full of secret moonlight. Where my family stays for the longest time are Maru and a room with the table. The room with the table is used as a space where we stay comfortably while taking teas together, reading books, and lying down to rest as well as having meals, because beautiful scenery of the forest comes in it through the windows on the both sides, and a sitting style and a standing style coexist in this room harmoniously.”Save this picture!Exterior ElevationIt is said that the designer often heard from the family even after completion last winter. They sent photos of snowman standing on the snowy courtyard in winter and those of flowers bursting into bloom they grew with their own hands at the backyard in spring. And one day, they told him the full moon floating like a cloud in the courtyard and the atmosphere of their house filled with the light of the full moon, by telephone. This ‘Wuju Jae, je’ is a plentiful container to keep people and emotion as its name means.Save this picture!© Kim Jae YoonProject gallerySee allShow lessFour Rectangles / Jun Igarashi ArchitectsSelected ProjectsChina Optics Valley Convention and Exhibition Center / WSP ARCHITECTSSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Kwang il An, Solha Park Photographslast_img read more

Dyslexia Action choose CARE for membership management and fundraising

first_img 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Dyslexia Action, formerly The Dyslexia Institute, will use the CARE Suite to manage all its educational functions, fundraising activities and membership services. CARE will replace Dyslexia Action’s current multiple administrative systems. Dyslexia Action wanted to move from non-integrated systems to one central database that could be accessed from many different locations. It was looking for an integrated CRM software solution to manage student assessment and teaching, training courses for teachers, member services, marketing and fundraising. The new system needed also to have full financial integration and tracking. CARE was the right product for Dyslexia Action due to its centralised approach and flexible structure. It will also provide the charity with a coordinated fundraising system which it had not had before. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 July 2006 | News Tagged with: Technology Dyslexia Action choose CARE for membership management and fundraisinglast_img read more

Big Pharma prices soar, Part 2

first_imgLifesaving medications, including Harvoni which can cure hepatitis C, are often developed through taxpayer-funded research. But they are priced out of reach for most of the people who need them. There are no laws or other restrictions to stop pharmaceutical companies from charging whatever they can get away with. And they count on Medicaid and Medicare to pick up the bill.While the December 2016 findings of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging should clearly be grounds to indict the CEOs of pharmaceutical companies responsible for price gouging, the odds are against this ever happening. (For names of offending companies, see Part 1 in Jan. 5 WW.)Since 1959 the U.S. Congress has held over 50 separate hearings to investigate the pharmaceutical industry. All have reached pretty much the same conclusion: Pharmaceutical companies are maximizing their profits at the expense of the public.Despite all these hearings, at who knows what cost, Congress has yet to pass any legislation that would restrict pharmaceutical companies from charging whatever they want. Nonetheless, the hearings go on and on.In 2014 the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging held a hearing to investigate steep and unexpected price hikes on some generic drugs. But the cost of many generic drugs has continued to skyrocket.In 2015 the U.S. Congress held hearings to investigate Gilead Sciences for raising the cost of drugs, including Harvoni. The investigation concluded that the only explanation for the high costs was the company’s greed: Gilead was charging as much as it could get away with for the drug because it could.Early in 2016 the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform called Mylan CEO Heather Bresch to testify after the outrageous rise in the price of the lifesaving EpiPen. While Mylan has now lowered the cost, it still remains significantly higher than what is charged outside the U.S.In December 2016, the U.S. Justice Department brought criminal charges against two pharmaceutical executives for conspiring with other drug makers to fix generic drug prices. The DOJ charged former pharmaceutical executives Jeffrey A. Glazer and Jason T. Malek with colluding over the course of seven years with “unnamed brand-name corporations and individuals” to fix prices and rig bids on drugs used to treat bacterial infections, acne and diabetes.Six pharmaceutical companies are currently under investigation for conspiring to fix prices of generic medicines under a civil action filed by 20 states. News of these investigations sent pharmaceutical stocks tumbling, but odds are it’s a temporary setback.U.S. gov’t policies promote higher drug pricesWhen the House Committee on Oversight and Government attempted to question Martin Shkreli in 2015 over the dramatic price increase of Daraprim, he refused to answer any questions other than explaining how to pronounce his name. After repeatedly taking the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination, Shkreli later expressed his disdain for the process in a Twitter post: “Hard to accept that these imbeciles represent the people in our government.”While his contempt of Congress comes from the point of view of people in the billionaire class that Congress actually protects, in a way Shkreli underscored an important problem: The U.S. remains the only developed country with no real oversight to restrict what drug companies can charge the public.Prescription drugs can be found at lower prices — outside the U.S. In Egypt Harvoni costs $10 per pill. Daraprim can still be purchased in Britain for 66 cents a pill and costs even less in India. An EpiPen two-pack can be purchased at a pharmacy in Canada for $145 and in Britain for $69. If you didn’t live in the U.S., you could buy all these drugs and more from other countries for far less.However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration makes it very difficult for individuals to import prescription drugs for personal use unless the drug is for a serious condition and not available in the U.S. Even then, no more than a three-month supply can be imported.Congress passed the Prescription Drug Marketing Act (PDMA) in 1987 prohibiting anyone other than U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturers from importing prescription drugs. Some states have recently required doctors to electronically send prescriptions to pharmacies instead of giving written prescriptions to patients, making it harder for them to seek lower prices.Profits before people remains the governing principle that dictates U.S. policies. The U.S. is the only country that allows pharmaceutical manufacturers to set drug prices with no limitations.As of this writing, one of two people being vetted as the next Food and Drug Administration commissioner is Jim O’Neill, a managing director at Mithril Capital Management, run by one of Donald Trump’s billionaire donors and advisors. O’Neill has suggested that the FDA let drug companies put products on the market before proving they work. They just have to be “safe” before being sold. O’Neill’s take on new drugs: “Let’s prove efficacy after they’ve been legalized.”This is after passage of the 21st Century Cures Act under the Obama administration, which has already undermined patient safety by requiring less restrictive testing before drugs are marketed.Whether Trump appoints O’Neill or another billionaire, it’s clear that the end game won’t be to improve conditions for working and poor people. Untested and potentially unsafe new drugs are not the solution to the health crisis caused by exorbitant prices. The prescription called for is to eliminate the capitalist profit drive behind this crucial industry.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Early Childhood Matters class aims to improve early education in Fort Worth

first_imgNew food truck joins Blue Zones Project Twitter TAGSchildrenFort Worth libraryliteracy rateparenting Forth-Annual Fort Worth Earth Party Libby Vincek Twitter + posts Facebook ReddIt Previous articleNutrition students promote food safety as summer approachesNext articleJimmy Tatro talks ambitions of a college dropout Libby Vincek RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Libby Vincek Linkedin Libby Vincek center_img ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Libby Vincek Facebook Libby Vincek Linkedin Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store The Wandering Boutique printStudents leaned forward listening to their teacher lecture in both English and Spanish at the front of the classroom. Pens scratched over notes while toddlers played with tablets and puzzles down the hall.In the Early Childhood Matters program, the parents are the students.The program, run by the Fort Worth Library Youth and Teen Division, teaches parents techniques to better their child’s capacity to learn and relate their emotional needs. The program hosts three 10-week series throughout the year.The first 10-week series focused on four subjects:Intro to Brain Development: Ages and Stages of Child DevelopmentDiscipline: Guidance/Positive Discipline-Approaches and PrinciplesCommunication in the FamilyDiscussions of School ReadinessThe second and third series are subject to change based on the reactions and results from the first series.Early Childhood Matters (ECM) approaches educating families based on community research collected by UTA and Dr. T. Berry Brazelton’s Touchpoints practice and principles. This program helps instructors and staff understand how to work with families and support them at vital stages of their child’s development.The program has been hosted in community centers and library branches throughout Fort Worth for 10 years. It has 10 locations in Fort Worth.Minerva Gates, an ECM coordinator, said the program preps attendees for parenting by helping them understand childhood development.Zero to Three, a nonprofit organization and resource for the ECM curriculum, says that 85 percent of children’s brains are developed before they are three years old. The nonprofit also says that children’s success in school and in life improve when their adult caregivers’ knowledge, skills and behaviors are based in an understanding of how children grow and learn in the early years.“Parents are children’s first and most important teachers,” Gates said.One of the classes at the Worth Heights Neighborhood Center teaches predominantly Spanish-speaking families to work with their children. A public educator for ECM, Victoria Capik, teaches five classes a week in multiple locations in both English and Spanish.Capik, who has taught for ECM for over six years, said she knows the value of teaching kids early no matter the language barrier.“Depending on the locations of where the child is raised, their parents aren’t aware of what their child needs in order to be able to enter school with confidence,” Capik said.Many families in Fort Worth face a language barrier when trying to teach their children before sending them to public schools. Gates said ECM strives to help those families by providing instructors who can bridge language gaps.Gates added that teachers like Capik make their program special.“Victoria’s passion resonates in the community because she has the ability to empathize with the child and help the loving adult see why it’s important to be the child’s first teacher,” said Gates.Capik instructed parents on positive reinforcement and discipline. She translated in English and Spanish.Gates said a child’s school readiness is important and parents play a key role. They will apply helpful behaviors, she said, when they know what to do and are encouraged by their community.The program is free for parents and children. The city funds approximately $750,000 for the salaries of five specialists and the coordinator. It also pays for books given to families at each session, snacks for children, operating supplies and tablets for the children to use during parents’ class time.Capik said that this program is more than just a class. Their budget also provides their children with books they can keep.The books are gifts to parents and children from the program in order for them to not only exercise their reading skills, but also practice the specific lessons the class has focused on.Hear what else Capik had to say about establishing reading habits early on.This is one of the many ways ECM encourages learning for children in the program.Michelle Lee is an early learning specialist assigned to the children programming of ECM. She develops age appropriate activities for the program, oversees children’s engagement in said activities and helps develop training for the child care aids.Lee describes how the programs the children learn through playtime tie into the state educational guidelines so there is more “intentional learning.” Parents are also able to learn about the certain apps and techonology their children will be exposed to when they enter school. She says that it is important for children and parents to use the technology together.“Technology is a part of our lives now and forever on, and it’s also in the Pre-K learning guidelines so we’re helping them meet that need before they get to kindergarten,” Lee said.Tablets are one of the many education tools child care aids use with children in the program.Maricela Mendoza, a child care aid, said that watching the progress of the children from series one until they enter kindergarten has been “a special gift that is hard to explain.”One parent talked about the progress her family has made through in the Early Childhood Development program.“I learned how to help my child be more independent. I was doing everything for her not realizing I was not helping her development but rather delaying it,” a parent said.Capik said she’s fortunate to work with these families and see them grow.“They went from the uncertainty of what the first step into education is to now the potential of what their child can become and what colleges they can attend,” she said. Fort Worth Junior League sells programs for charity at Stock Show Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Research In Motion under pressure to give access to BlackBerry user data

first_img News April 28, 2021 Find out more Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation RSF_en March 9, 2021 Find out more Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders condemns the suspension of BlackBerry instant messaging services announced by Saudi Arabia, where it was due to begin today, and by the United Arab Emirates, where it is due to begin in October. Indonesia, India, Egypt and Kuwait have also voiced concern about BlackBerry’s encrypted services and have asked its Canadian manufacturer, Research in Motion (RIM), to give them access to users’ confidential data.The Indonesian authorities yesterday denied that they were considering the possibility of blocking any BlackBerry services but said they wanted RIM to set up a data routing centre inside the country. Having the data in Indonesia would mean any issues could be referred to the country’s courts.“The ‘national security’ argument is just a pretext,” Reporters Without Borders said. “What really bothers the countries that use this pretext is their inability to monitor BlackBerry’s services. Many of these countries have already adopted a wide range of Internet censorship measures. BlackBerry is their latest target because it is being used for discussion and debate and, as such, needs to be censored as well. Those most affected will be BlackBerry users in these countries, who will find they have even less scope for free expression.”The Indian daily The Economic Times reported on 2 August that RIM was ready to decrypt certain kinds of data and pass them on to the Indian intelligence services. RIM has meanwhile issued several statements denying that it passes on information to countries such as the United States (as the Emirati authorities have claimed) and promising to respect both government regulations and the security and data protection needs of companies and consumers.BlackBerry encrypts its services better than most smartphone manufacturers do, and RIM has refused to provide the access codes that would allow governments to monitor the content of encrypted messages. Monitoring is impossible because a system of keys available only to users guarantees data confidentiality.Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard wrote to RIM founder and co-CEO Mike Lazaridis on 4 August urging him not to yield to pressure and to guarantee data confidentiality. The press freedom organisation also wrote to the Saudi and Emirati authorities asked them to refrain from suspending its services and thereby avoid dealing a serious blow to free expression.The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia claim that BlackBerry’s services break their laws and threaten national security. The UAE’s Telecommunication Regulatory Authority has announced that it will suspend BlackBerry’s instant messaging, email, web browsing and roaming services from 11 October.The UAE is ranked as a “country under surveillance” and Saudi Arabia is ranked as an “Enemy of the Internet” in the latest Reporters Without Borders report on online free expression, which was released on 12 March. Help by sharing this information RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs saycenter_img to go further August 6, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Research In Motion under pressure to give access to BlackBerry user data June 8, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts News News Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS Follow the news on Saudi Arabialast_img read more

Meow Meow to the Rescue

first_imgCommunity News Meow Meow to the Rescue Father of daughter that drowned at unlicensed summer camp records touching video to child and her favorite pal By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 5:00 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>?</span>The Journey of SuperMeow from D.A. Forbes on Vimeo.Doug Forbes and his wife Elena Matyas have filmed a visual love story to their daughter Roxie and her favorite stuffed animal Meow Meow.Roxie drowned at Summerkids an unlicensed summer camp in Altadena on June 28.“Meow Meow Foundation would like to share this VERY raw visual love letter with you. Maybe we can all feel a little better, smile, laugh, even cryin a good way,” Forbes said in an email to Pasadena Now.“It’s also a sneak peek into what will eventually become a book series.”Roxie entered the camp pool June 28 at about 9:25 a.m., accompanied by a counselor. About ten to fifteen minutes later, another counselor who wasworking with other campers about thirty to forty-five feet outside the gate of the swimming pool was the first person to finally notice Roxiefloating face down in the pool, the suit says.State documents show the California Dept. of Social Services substantiated two allegations that Summerkids has operated without a required licensewhich the state says “poses an immediate health, safety or personal rights risk to children in care.”The family has teamed with state Sen. Anthony Portantino, who has introduced Senate Bill 955 – “the Roxie Rules Act,” which seeks to address whatPortantino acknowledged is “a deficiency in camp licensing, inspection, and oversight.’’The state Department of Social Services and Attorney General Xavier Becerra are seeking an injunction that would prevent Altadena’s Summerkids fromopening.The video can be viewed at Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Community News Make a commentcenter_img More Cool Stuff Top of the News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 39 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty12 Signs He’s Ready To Spend The Rest Of His Life With YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

Learning for life: Stress management

first_imgLearning for life: Stress managementOn 1 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Life Long Learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are theprocesses by which professionals, such as nurses, develop and improve theirpractice. There are many ways to address CPD: formally, through attending courses,study days and workshops; or informally, through private study and reflection.Reading articles in professional journals is a good way of keeping up-to-datewith what is going on in the field of practice, but reflecting and identifyingwhat you have learnt is not always easy. These questions are designed to helpyou to identify what you have learnt from studying the article. They will alsohelp you to clarify what you can apply to practice, what you did not understandand what you need to explore further. 1.What percentage of European Union workers experience stress at work? a) 48 b) 38 c) 28 d) 58 2. Who needs to be involved in policy development? a) Managing director b) Stakeholders c) Line managers s) Experts 3. What sort of committee needs to be established? a) Steering b) Standing c) Health and safety d) Sub-committee 4. What sort of approach should the committee take? a) Authoritarian b) Utilitarian c) Liberal d) Democratic 5. Which of the following is NOT an objective of the stress policy? a) To communicate commitment b) To raise awareness c) To decide blame d) To clarify roles 6. The implementation of a stress policy should be facilitated in whichthree ways? a) Communicated, supported, business procedures b) Communicated, supported, management and staff accept responsibilities c) Communicated, business procedures, management and staff acceptresponsibilities d) Business procedures, supported, management and staff accept responsibilities7. Which is NOT the way for longer-term effects of the policy to beassessed? a) Changes in rates of absence related to stress b) Performance c) Use of counselling services d) Use of disciplinary procedures 8. Who should be encouraged to take ownership of the policy? a) Management and staff b) Occupational health c) Health and safety officer d) Personnel 9. Which is NOT a stage of policy development in this article? a) General principles b) Partnership approach c) Selling the policy d) Writing the policy 10 What should be carried out once the policy has been implemented? a) Risk assessment b) Audit c) Evaluation d) Planning Feedback1.c).2.b) List who in your workplace has an interest and therefore a stake in astress policy and identify who would be best to represent their interests on apolicy development committee. 3.a) Write short notes on what youunderstand about each different type of committee. If you are not sure of allthe different types of committees, carry out a search for this information. 4.d)All these words sound quite plausible, but answers a, c and b are allleadership styles and b is a branch of moral philosophy! Look up each one andensure that you understand them and their differences. 5.c) Today’ssociety is very much a ‘blame’ culture. However, there are efforts to move awayfrom this in the workplace. Discuss this with your colleagues. 6.b). 7.d)See answer to question 5. 8.a) Although this article is about developinga policy for managing stress, it is also about developing policies per se.Think how policy development follows the quality assurance and problem-solvingmodels of assess, plan, implement and evaluate. More about this can be found inmany publications but the HSE’s Successful Health and Safety Management 1997deals with this topic in depth. 9.d) Of course all these stages are partof policy development but this stage has not been mentioned in the article! 10.c)The article actually says ‘evaluation’ but audit would have been correct too.No policy is worth having unless its effectiveness is measured from time totime. What policies does your organisation have? How often are they reviewed?What information is required to monitor their effectiveness? Consider what you cando to improve the situation if it is not up to standard. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more