But things have changed now. Tackle technique isn’t something that we just talk about; it now loses games. To the point where a red card in a European Champions Cup final means that you have no chance.As we saw with La Rochelle and Toulouse, Levani Botia’s tackle ended the game for La Rochelle and in a way that could and should have been prevented. It wasn’t an accidental sliding up of the contact point or a case of the player dipping – it was 1990s in its approach. TAGS: Highlight Lions players huddle during the 2017 tour of New Zealand (Getty Images) Lions’ selection policy is rightly short termEveryone picked a British & Irish Lions 2021 squad. But still no one got it right.It may be because we’ve all become so used to Test rugby’s forward-looking gaze that we’re not used to seeing a squad that is selected to do a certain job in a short period of time. With our Test teams, we’re all now accustomed to the four-year cycle, where success is based on the Rugby World Cup. It means that the age profile of a squad is key and the development of younger players is vital.But that is not the case with the Lions. It’s about who is ready to rock and roll now, for a few months, and then it’s over. That’s where Warren Gatland caught us out. Players like Jack Conan – a military-grade ball-carrier ready to carry and tackle his guts out for an eight-week period – are a selection for now.There is also no legacy or player relationship to worry about. There are no historical systems to have learnt or combinations to have gelled. Most of all there is no pecking order. With the Lions, the pecking doesn’t begin until they pull on that first training bib.Jack Conan makes a break for Leinster against Ulster (Sportsfile/Getty Images)The short-term selection focus can be said for the inclusion of many in the squad. Gatland hasn’t needed to pick a team who can cope with multiple playing styles, as you would need to in a tournament like the World Cup or Six Nations; he is picking a team to beat a specific opposition, over a specific period.If we have learnt one thing, it is never to second guess Gatland. Usually, he is right.Scrum is where the Lions series will be wonIf you’ve been watching the South African teams in the Rainbow Cup, you’ll be aware that any talk of who is playing in the back-line for the Lions is largely pointless. And worrying about the back-row selection is also probably a waste of Twitter characters. Just focus on the tight five. In all likelihood, just the front three. The scrum is where it will be won.South African rugby has some amazing young backs in Aphelele Fassi and the like, rock-solid senior players in Damian de Allende and a range of back-row forwards who can mine the rocks, then sculpt them. But it is all generated from dominant set-piece and, in particular, the scrum.LIONS 2021 LATEST NEWSWhilst we’re all debating which ball-handling/sidestepping loosehead will get the nod for the Lions, don’t be surprised at all if Andrew Porter starts the first Test with Tadhg Furlong. Gaining parity at the scrum in the first Test will be the first box waiting to be ticked on Gatland’s spreadsheet. If the Lions can’t handle the Boks at the scrum, handling in the backs will be moot.The Lions had a tough time in the scrum against South Africa in 2009 (Getty Images)Australia have gone to big schoolRemember when you were at primary school and you felt safe with your small gang of friends, you knew the ropes and everything seemed cool. Then you went to big school, saw some of the bigger kids, from other schools, and immediately craved the warm embrace of your mother. Well, that has happened to the Australian teams in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman.After a reasonably competitive opening weekend of games, where there were admittedly five loses for the Australian teams, things have gotten worse. The idiot author of this column initially said the gap wasn’t that big; now, after a few weeks of contemplation, the gap looks big enough to store Boris Johnson’s takeaway containers. Until the Reds beat the Chiefs, the Australian teams hadn’t won a game.However, the Australian teams’ suffering shouldn’t bring any pleasure from supporters around the world. Do you really think your country’s four top teams would fare much better playing against the best rugby in the world?In many ways New Zealand rugby has evolved even faster during Covid than at any time before. For 12 months they had done nothing but play each other and inadvertently created rugby’s Galapagos Islands, where evolution has been specific and rapid.Australian rugby has a stack of fantastic young players coming through, and the next five years of development looks promising in many positions. But for the time being, the Kiwis are evolving faster than ever.Tackle technique is no longer an academic subjectUp until this season tackle technique was a largely academic subject. You were taught it when you were young, then you’d use it as and when you needed to as an adult.Even the discussion in elite rugby has tended to be largely academic over the past decade. Good tackle technique has been lauded, but if you didn’t have it, you could still get by with having your head on the wrong side, or tackling too high on occasions, but without it really affecting your career – Owen Farrell being an example of the latter. From the Lions selection policy to tough lessons for Australian teams, Paul Williams reflects on rugby’s goings-on Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Players who now have problems with their tackling technique are no longer something to be discussed quietly after the game, it is something that needs to be addressed during selection. If you’ve got players who can’t or won’t get low enough, your chances of winning are low. The game has changed and the adaptation needs speeding up.Scott Williams released by the OspreysMay saw Scott Williams released by the Ospreys. And whilst it is entirely understandable given his injury record, particularly during Covid and the associated budget implications, it makes you realise how fragile an existence being a pro rugby player is.When fit, Williams was one of the best players in Wales and the rightful successor to Jamie Roberts in midfield. But a dreadful run of injuries has reduced the once headliner to a footnote on a player release statement.Scott Williams has been released by the Ospreys (Getty Images)It’s a cruel, but very realistic insight into professional sport and all that it brings. Williams has already had an amazing career, as his 58 caps for Wales confirm, but let’s hope that it doesn’t end there. He’s only 30 and, injuries allowing, would still be a fantastic addition to any squad.Coaching is a combination that is often overlookedWhen we discuss combinations in rugby, we tend to focus on the centres, the back row or the nine-ten axis. Rarely do we think of coaching set-ups a combination in the same way we do players. But when you see the turnaround at Harlequins it makes you realise that the coaching combo may be the most important in the game.In a few months Harlequins have gone from an eye-coverer to an eye-opener. They’ve made the final four in the Gallagher Premiership and are playing some of the most expansive rugby in the league. Marcus Smith is the top point-scorer in the league and Joe Marchant and Alex Dombrandt are second and third in the league for clean breaks.Perhaps the most interesting stat is that Danny Care, Dombrandt and Smith are second, third and fourth respectively in the league for try-scoring. Having your eight, nine and ten in the top try-scoring charts means you’re playing attacking rugby at a level that few others are.But what really matters is that despite many of their players dominating the league, they are largely the same players who have been there for the past few seasons. The one thing that has changed is the coaching structure.It’s great to see Quins at the business end, once again.
Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Bishop J. Jon Bruno greets Erin Tharp of St. John’s Church, Corona, at the Dec. 2-3 convention of the Diocese of Los Angeles. Photo/Janet Kawamoto[Episcopal News, Los Angeles] Erin Tharp of Corona preached a powerfully inspiring sermon Nov. 20 at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church without uttering a single word.The 28-year-old former straight-A student, who has been in a wheelchair and unable to speak for nearly half her young life, inspired the congregation to meet an “Advent Challenge.” They promptly and overwhelmingly responded by raising funds to purchase one hundred wheelchairs for the disabled poor in developing countries, reaching their goal just two weeks into the Advent season.Tharp had already donated about $630, enough to purchase ten of the durable, inexpensive wheelchairs through the Free Wheelchair Mission, a ministry Bishop Jon Bruno has encouraged all congregations throughout the diocese to embrace.She was just a teenager, about 14, when a bout with viral encephalitis taught Tharp the difference wheelchairs can make in the lives of the disabled. Positioned near the front of the church, she listened Nov. 20 along with about 180 others at two services as the Rev. Karen Chavez read the sermon Tharp wrote, typing with one finger, a single keystroke at a time, on an I-Pad that has become her voice.“As you know, I pretty much need help with everything I do, whether it’s turning the pages in the prayer book or visiting after church, where I have an I-Pad as my voice,” she wrote in the sermon. “The assistance I need is from the time I wake up to when my head hits the pillow again at night. The most obvious form of help I receive is with my wheelchair.”The sermon recalled Tharp’s first wheelchair. “Seeing the purple manual wheelchair for the first time devastated me. I knew then I would probably never walk again. Because of the neurologic damage I suffered, I couldn’t communicate at all in those days, so all I could do was scream to express my anger and disappointment,” she wrote.As part of the sermon, the congregation viewed a DVD detailing the need for inexpensive, durable wheelchairs throughout the world. They also watched a ‘before and after’ video slideshow of Tharp as her sermon described reconciling the dreams she’d had for the “wheelchair-less Erin” — such as being an astronaut — with her recovery and rehabilitation after the encephalitis.But not even the deadly disease could diminish the effervescent Tharp’s enthusiasm or sense of purpose and desire to reach out to those in need. Though she nearly died and was hospitalized for about a year, she can’t imagine her life now without a wheelchair and is reaching out to help others who need them.“I’m not going to sugarcoat it,” she wrote in the sermon. “What’s hardest for me is that I haven’t always been in a wheelchair. I used to be able to walk, run, skip, you name it.” Now, the wheelchair is “a gift and with it I’m sitting in God’s hands,” she wrote.“It has allowed me to take family vacations, ‘walk’ with my [Centennial High School] class at graduation and pick out my canine daughter, Maggie. I can also do the little things with the family. I never thought just eating dinner, as a family, would be so special.”Which led to “thinking about people less fortunate than me. They deserve the same feeling of freedom I enjoy. Where they were born or their economic situation shouldn’t hinder that.”Which led to her enthusiastically supporting the Free Wheelchair Mission (FWM), a nonprofit, nonsectarian ministry that has already supplied more than 600,000 wheelchairs worldwide. The agency aims to send 2,750 more from the Southland to people with disabilities in developing countries by next June.This Christmas, Episcopalians in the Diocese of Los Angeles are encouraged to consider buying a wheelchair in honor of a loved one. Each wheelchair costs about $63.94 and is manufactured from existing components, like plastic lawn chairs and bicycle tires, according to Mike Kenyon, pastor of church development for FWM.“We work with local partners and once the wheelchairs arrive at the country of choice, the partner receives, assembles and distributes them on our behalf,” he said during a recent telephone interview from his Irvine office.FWM was founded in 2001 after Don Schoendorfer, a mechanical engineer and inventor who was vacationing in Morocco, witnessed a disabled woman narrowly evading traffic as she struggled to drag herself across a dirt road. He developed the wheelchair, especially designed for use in rugged terrain, Kenyon said.He estimated that there are 100 million disabled in the world; most will never have access to wheelchairs without the kind of assistance FWM offers.“Bishop Bruno has a real passion for this ministry,” Kenyon said. “The idea is that, if we all came together, we could send five containers to a designated country in the summer of 2012.”FWM has also developed a curriculum of prayer and study for congregational use at Christmas, Lent and Easter and other times to help engage the ministry. Gift donation cards are available through FWM’s website, at http://bit.ly/drr43g. A DVD is also available.The wheelchairs have been shipped to 77 countries across the globe, from Afghanistan to Belize, China to Cuba, from Ghana to Kazakhstan, from Jamaica to Sri Lanka.A few years ago, congregations located in diocesan Deaneries 9 and 10 collaborated and raised more than $28,000 to help send a crate of 550 wheelchairs to Iraq, according to the Very Rev. Canon Peter Haynes, rector of St. Michael and All Angels Church in Corona del Mar and Deanery 10 dean.“The wheelchairs were sent to Iraq and distributed there by our military, since there was already a delivery system in place there,” he said. “It seemed to be a great win-win, because people in Iraq needed the chairs and it gave our military a gift to give them to help the relationship with the people of Iraq.”Haynes said his congregation has been involved in fundraising for FWM for several years and keeps one of the wheelchairs on hand in the sanctuary.“That way, people will ask, what’s that and we can tell them. We talk about it all the time here,” Haynes said during a recent telephone interview from his office.Tharp may continue to tell her story, according to the Rev. John Saville, St. John’s rector since 1985.“The neat thing is, the organization (FWM) has asked Erin, if she’s able and has the time, and wants to help them, to continue to spread the word about the organization,” he said during a recent telephone interview.He added that hearing Tharp’s story and her sermon made for “one of the most, if not the most, powerful services I’ve witnessed since I’ve been here” at St. John’s.It also inspired others as far away as England to contribute, he added. “A parishioner’s family member heard the story and donated a chair.” And an anonymous donor from Temecula, inspired by a local newspaper report about Tharp’s sermon, donated 15 wheelchairs.St. John’s initial goal was to raise money for 100 chairs, about $6,000. At last count they’d raised enough to purchase 122, according to the Rev. Karen Chavez, a vocational deacon at St. John’s who organizes the yearly Advent Challenge.Serving as Tharp’s “voice,” Chavez said, “was a great personal gift.“If you can just imagine being a young woman who’s mute and basically paralyzed and not having any means of doing anything, and yet having this calling that you have to help others. How helpless that must feel and yet she made it happen. To be part of that was overwhelming,” she said.As for Tharp, she is more focused on additional outreach than her own health challenges.“It’s Free Wheelchair Mission’s desire to ‘provide the transforming gift of mobility to the physically disabled in poor and developing countries, as demonstrated by Jesus Christ,’ allowing them to sit in God’s hands as well,” she said in her sermon.“Advent is the perfect time to shed light on the extreme giving Free Wheelchair Mission does for God’s forgotten children, liberating them from the yoke of bondage,” she wrote, echoing the Galatians 5:1 reading for the first Sunday in Advent.“In many places around the world, the disabled truly are the least of his brothers … Let’s take time out of the busy-ness of this Christmas season to remember those who are often forgotten, if not ignored. At the risk of sounding corny, I think that’s the perfect birthday gift for Jesus.” Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY December 15, 2011 at 2:37 pm Beautiful story…………God bless St Johns Episcopal Church and those involved……..andGod bless Erin……..a great inspiration……………..PeaceMichael NealAsst. 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December 18, 2011 at 2:57 pm Great article and project, but please remember that not all “disabled” are physically disabled and need a wheelchair “He estimated that there are 100 million disabled in the world; most will never have access to wheelchairs without the kind of assistance FWM offers.” An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Corona Episcopalian inspires support for wheelchair ministry St. John’s Church meets ‘Advent Challenge’ and more An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL michael Neal says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA By Pat McCaughanPosted Dec 15, 2011 Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN B.P. 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Mary-Marguerite Kohn, 62. She died May 5 at University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where she had been taken after the shooting and placed on life support.Brenda Brewington, 59, the parish’s administrative assistant, had been pronounced dead at the scene in the parish office. Her life was remembered May 10 St. John’s Episcopal Church, which is also in Ellicott City. Her family asked that the service be private.Some of the diocese’s congregations have offered to hold the funeral for the presumed assailant, identified by the Howard County Police Department as Douglas Franklin Jones, 56, according Sharon Tillman, diocesan director of communications.Jones’ family had “neither accepted nor declined” the offer as of late May 9, Tillman told the Baltimore Sun newspaper..Sutton said outside of Kohn’s service that people had gathered “to remember all who are on the front lines of ministry. These are the administrators, the secretaries, those priests who are alone.”“We’re also gathered with concern for our society, a society that’s still has not figured out a way to keep deadly arms out of distressed persons who can do so harm, and a society that will have people on the streets whom society at large has not cared for, and they end up at the doorsteps of our churches and our churches welcome them, our churches receive them and help them in the name of Christ,” he said.Jones was found dead in woods adjacent to the church shortly after the shooting. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and a gun was found nearby, police said in a May 4 statement. Police located a campsite in the woods with personal belongings and believe Jones was living there.Investigators have learned that Jones had recently been involved in a dispute with church members, they said in the statement. He visited the church regularly to access their food bank, but recently had become belligerent and argumentative. Police believe Jones’ anger with the church may have been the motive for the shooting, but don’t believe any specific person or people were targeted. No one else was in the building at the time of the shooting.While some earlier news reports said that Jones had been turned away from the parish’s food pantry because he came more often than policy allowed, the Rev. Kirk Kubicek, St. Peter’s co-rector, said recently that Brewington had been taking Jones to the food pantry at the time of the shooting.The Rev. 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House VG Renovation / ES-arch Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2017 Italy ArchDaily Projects “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/894336/house-vg-renovation-es-arch Clipboard CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Madesimo, Italy House VG Renovation / ES-archSave this projectSaveHouse VG Renovation / ES-arch Houses Save this picture!Courtesy of ES-arch+ 32Curated by María Francisca González Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/894336/house-vg-renovation-es-arch Clipboard Area: 243 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Flaminia, Mapei, Dolcini Società Cooperativa, EDILFIST, Flavio Colli Fabbro, Penta MobiliSave this picture!Courtesy of ES-archRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. It is a project on a rural building of the ‘20s-‘30s flanked by a building dating back to the ’70s, not at all consistent with the context.Save this picture!Courtesy of ES-archThe existing volumes have a facade facing south while the rest of the building borders with other properties and is therefore completely closed.Save this picture!ConceptThe theme of the contiguity of the volumes, also traceable in spontaneous rural architecture, becomes key in the design process.Save this picture!Courtesy of ES-archThis proximity means that the perception of buildings is absolutely different depending on the point of view. Very close volumes seem to merge into a single entity.The main intent is to build the project by adding as little as possible.Save this picture!Courtesy of ES-archThe project takes note of the definition of the two volumes; on the one hand, the tall building with the two-pitched roof, on the other, the low building with the roof terrace.The project builds a linear parapet that closes the rectangular geometry of the facade.Save this picture!Courtesy of ES-archClose to the opening where the access stairs to the first floor are inserted, we worked with the desire to make clear the slight separation between the two volumes.The retreat of the parapet for the width of the staircase and the partial wood cladding become functional to the perception of the measured detachment.Save this picture!Courtesy of ES-archA new wooden box protrudes to a small extent on the second floor, clearly defining the composition of the façade.Save this picture!Courtesy of ES-archThe main theme of the project is to transform elements that are considered disturbing in quality elements, returned to the community with new values and meanings.The project is superimposed on the existing building, operating a limited set of modifications, in such a way as to return a new, unitary and balanced image.Save this picture!Courtesy of ES-archA forgotten building is regenerated through architecture; the landscape is transformed through the acquisition of a measured intervention, charged with new meanings.Project gallerySee allShow lessAqwa Corporate / Foster + PartnersSelected ProjectsA’ Design Award Announces 2018 WinnersArchitecture News Share Architects: ES-arch Area Area of this architecture project Year: CopyAbout this officeES-archOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentMadesimoItalyPublished on May 18, 2018Cite: “House VG Renovation / ES-arch” 18 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
NCVO calls for tax on Lottery tickets to meet cost of Olympics 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 26 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The NCVO wants the Treasury to forgo its 12 per cent tax on the Lottery and redirect it to meet the increased costs of the Olympics.The call follows news that diverting cash from Lottery good cause funding to fund the 2012 Olympic Games could mean a loss of more than £300m for charities and grassroots community groups throughout the UK.NCVO’s chief executive Stuart Etherington said that charities could be unfairly penalised due to the increased cost of the Games. A diversion of lottery good cause funding would mean that charities could miss out on over £300m. MPs should be aware that this works out at around £500,000 per parliamentary constituency. It will be smallest grassroots organisations that will be most affected. Advertisement Howard Lake | 12 January 2007 | News The 12 per cent tax on Lottery tickets raises more than £500m a year for the Treasury. Etherington said the NCVO had been calling on the Government to look at reviewing the tax for some time. The prospect of a further reduction in Lottery funding for charities and voluntary groups will create insecurity, uncertainty and will threaten their work with some of the most disadvantaged and excluded individuals and communities in our society, he said.
Melanie May | 17 May 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 108 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 City Bridge Trust has given London Funders a £300,000 grant to enable it to roll out its London’s Giving initiative across all of the Capital’s boroughs.London Funders’ initiative champions place-based giving models across the city’s boroughs to help tackle inequality and improve the lives of their inhabitants. It takes its inspiration from Islington Giving, which has raised more than £5m for the borough and engaged thousands of local volunteers.So far London’s Giving has helped support giving schemes in seven borough: Barnet, Hammersmith and Fulham, Lewisham, Southwark, Sutton, Camden and Tower Hamlets since its 2014 launch.The initiative is now working with a further nine boroughs interested in starting their own giving schemes, which brings the total number of boroughs involved in place-based giving to 21, including five that were established before London’s Giving launched.The £300k grant from City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, will fund London’s Giving as part of London Funders for a further three years with the aim of helping establish schemes in all the Capital’s boroughs and developing the place-based giving model.Alison Gowman, chairman of the City of London Corporation’s City Bridge Trust committee, said:“These giving schemes offer a huge amount of support for London communities; in 2014/15 four of the first initiatives raised over £2.8m and distributed £1.9m to local projects. This model has already proven to be a huge success so it is great that we are now able to roll out the scheme across all London boroughs.” 107 total views, 1 views today Advertisement London Funders receives £300,000 to continue London’s Giving initiative Tagged with: grants London 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 MoreAddThis4 Tagged with: Awards thank you 128 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 West Yorkshire-based homelessness charity Simon on the Street has awarded a local street food trader with a commemorative plaque for her contributions to the charity over the Christmas period.Simon on the Streets presented the plaque to Manjit Kaur who runs Manjit’s Kitchen, a local street food stall in Leeds city centre, on 25 January at the charity’s base in Leeds.Kaur raised £5,889 over the Christmas period by running a raffle. She was inspired to do this following a racist attack by a rough sleeper who threw boiling liquid over her while shouting xenophobic abuse.Simon on the Streets offers street-support to individuals who have complex needs and cannot access mainstream services due to behavioural issues or mental illness.Commenting on the award, the charity’s General Manager Gordon Laing said:“We’re delighted to be awarding the plaque to Manjit who has been instrumental in raising a lot of money that Simon on the Streets will use to help rough sleepers across Yorkshire. Manjit should be admired for what she has done for charity.”Manjit Kaur, owner of Manjit’s Kitchen commented: Advertisement West Yorkshire charity thanks fundraiser with commemorative plaque “I’m humbled to be awarded the plaque commemorating the fundraising raffle that I ran over Christmas. I was determined to turn what was a horrible experience into something positive and I’m really pleased that we have been able to raise so much money that will be used to benefit the rough sleepers of the region.”Main image: © Sam Toolsie 2018 127 total views, 1 views today Melanie May | 31 January 2018 | News 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.
In 1913The 1973 counterinaugural demonstration, coming at a sensitive moment in the Vietnam War, was one of many protests that focused on a president’s first day in office. Historically, the first protest at a president’s swearing-in appears to have been led by a group of unemployed workers who attempted to break into the march for Franklin Pierce’s Inauguration in 1853. They were dispersed by the cops and arrested.The next big counterinaugural protest was at Woodrow Wilson’s first Inaugural in 1913. Demanding the right to vote, 8,000 people, nearly all women, came from all over the country. They paraded on March 3, a day before the March 4 Inauguration. Reactionary men who had come to the District of Columbia early attacked the marchers. Even though the marchers had a permit, cops refused to stop the attacks and joined in the insults. About 100 marchers needed hospital care.The next inaugural protest was at Nixon’s first inauguration in 1969. There were also major protests at his second. Reagan’s inaugurals were also the target of major protests along with those of the Bushes, both father and son.1968 election campaignEarlier, in January 1968, an offensive of the National Liberation Front of Vietnam against the U.S. occupying army — known as the Tet Offensive since it began on Tet, the country’s new year holiday — imposed a major political defeat on the U.S. strategy. Heavy casualties among U.S. troops caused a major change in public opinion. It also deepened opposition to the war among the rank and file within the U.S. military.The Tet Offensive and the war in general had a big impact on the election campaign, as President Lyndon Johnson stepped back at the end of March, saying he would not run for re-election.A week after Johnson’s announcement, the assassination of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and subsequent massive, militant protests took place throughout the country in April. Then, two months later came the assassination of leading Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy.There were widespread demonstrations against the Vietnam War, particularly but not exclusively on university and college campuses. Violent confrontations between police and anti-war protesters occurred at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in August, at which this reporter was arrested.The election was a three-way contest between Republican Richard Nixon, Democratic Vice President Hubert Humphrey and the racist governor of Alabama, George Wallace. Nixon won with only 43 percent of the popular vote.While the anti-war movement had differences on how to respond on Inauguration Day, a varied, spirited, some times satirical, sometimes confrontational series of protests were planned and carried out during the inauguration period.In 2001Protests on Inauguration DayThe day of Nixon’s inauguration, several hundred people gathered in Franklin Park and were joined by many others during a march from the park to Pennsylvania Avenue, where the inauguration parade was scheduled. Several skirmishes with police along the way resulted in arrests.Demonstrators gathered in the widest spot along Pennsylvania Avenue, between 14th and 15th streets, where the parade would turn to go to the White House reviewing stand. While waiting for the parade to pass, cops and protesters skirmished, especially when protesters burned U.S. flags that the Boy Scouts were handing out. Another group of 1,000 protesters across Pennsylvania Avenue was less confrontational.As the presidential limousine approached 12th Street, several smoke bombs were thrown at it. At 14th Street, the official count was twelve hard projectiles and many softer ones such as tomatoes and tin foil.After the presidential car passed, some of the protesters on the north side of the street tried to get near the reviewing stand and others were chased by the cops as numerous small demonstrations broke out throughout downtown Washington.The assessment of the large contingent of members of Students for a Democratic Society — one of the leading youth anti-war organizations at the time — who participated in this confrontation was that we had made a major statement that U.S. youth opposed the war and Nixon with such vehemence that we surprised the cops and the government. It was a major success.Nixon’s Second InaugurationNixon’s Democratic opponent in the 1972 election was George McGovern, a Democratic senator from South Dakota. Considered an anti-war candidate, McGovern had limited support from the Democratic Party.By 1972, the U.S. troop level in Vietnam had dropped, under Nixon, from 540,000 to less than 100,000. The U.S. was openly negotiating with the Vietnamese for a peace treaty. Wallace had been eliminated from the election when an attempted assassination left him paralyzed from the waist down. Nixon won with over 60 percent of the popular vote and 520 electoral votes to McGovern’s 17.The United States and Vietnam had engaged in years of diplomacy, which ended in an October 1972 agreement. Elements in U.S. ruling circles resisted this treaty, as it amounted to recognizing U.S. imperialism’s strategic defeat. Beginning in early December 1972, Nixon ordered an intensive bombing campaign, attempting to force the Vietnamese to accept terms more favorable to Washington.The anti-war movement –including the National Peace Action Coalition and the Peoples Coalition for Peace and Justice, SDS, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Clergy and Laity Concerned and Youth Against War & Fascism — responded with a series of demonstrations against war and racism, including a protest on Christmas Day 1972 in front of the White House, demanding, “Sign the Treaty Now!”Some 100,000 people who came to Washington on Jan. 20, 1973, gathered in the National Mall and lined the inauguration route to demand an end to the war and racism and that the treaty be signed. The treaty was signed seven days later in Paris.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Dsuvia. That is the trade name of the latest high-powered opioid that may soon appear on the market. Its scientific name is sufentanil, and it’s an analogue of the infamous, fatal opioid fentanyl. It’s approximately 5 to 10 times stronger than fentanyl and 1000 times stronger than morphine. It’s given sublingually, takes 15 minutes to start working and provides pain relief for approximately 3 to 4 hours. It was approved Oct. 12 by the Food and Drug Administration in a 10 to 3 vote.Dsuvia, like other fentanyl products on the market, was intended to treat excruciating, unbearable pain. It is intended for people who don’t respond to normal pain medications. Other fentanyl products, such as Subsys, were intended to treat the excruciating pain of cancer, yet were diverted from their purpose and given to people who didn’t actually need them. Although this product is designed to be a single-use medicine, there’s still the risk of diversion and abuse. The advocacy group Public Citizen told the Washington Post, “[I]f approved, Dsuvia will be abused and start killing people as soon as it hits the market.” (psmag.com, Nov. 2)This irresponsible action on the part of both the pharmaceutical company AcelRx and the FDA will inevitably be the cause of many deaths, as sufentanil could easily become a cutting product in heroin and other drugs or knowingly abused. Public health officials already have concerns that this product will be diverted.There have been tens of thousands of deaths from opioids in the last year, and many more in 2018, with fentanyl involved in many of them. The addition of Dsuvia to the list of abused drugs will only pour fuel on that fire. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb acknowledged that the critics of Dsuvia were worried about the abuse potential of the drug.But he claimed that the FDA had to judge the drug on its own merits and how it fits into the entire picture of drug addiction, but still approved it anyway. The FDA even invoked the military, saying it’s a delivery device that is a priority for the military.The FDA had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Defense to expedite medical products that could be useful to the DOD. This memorandum is probably the reason why the drug was approved.Communists and other progressive peoples must put pressure on AcelRx not to bring this drug to market. To voice your opposition, write to [email protected] thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Facebook Twitter ReddIt The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years ReddIt printThe fall class of 2015 will be remembered as the first class to graduate in the new Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena.Here is an in-depth look at the makeup of this semester’s class of graduates who will be walking across the new gym floor on Dec. 19.Chancellor Victor Boschini is expected to award 782 degrees this fall.While the fall commencement class is notably smaller than this year’s May commencement class, the statistical makeup of the graduating class is as diverse as any.The AddRan College of Humanities and Social Sciences expects to award the highest number of fall graduates with 118 undergraduates and one graduate student set to receive their degrees.By comparison, the College of Education expects to award five degrees.The Bob Schieffer College of Communication, which includes the departments of journalism, strategic communication, communication studies and film/television/digital media, plans to confer 88 degrees.Sara Klepacki, a senior film-television-digital media major, is set to earn her degree in December and has big plans for life after college.“Over the next couple of months I will be interning in the creative media industry,” said Klepacki. “Then in May, I plan to move to L.A.”Klepacki is also hopeful she will have the opportunity to travel to Uganda before moving to Los Angeles.“I am not 100 percent sure if I’ll be able to go depending on job stuff; however, it is a dream of mine to be a digital storyteller that tells authentic stories that matter and move people,” Klepacki said.When asked how TCU has prepared her for life after college, Klepacki had only positive things to say about her time at TCU.“I simply cannot say ‘thank you’ enough to all of my professors,” Klepacki said. “Thanks to TCU I have no fear for the future.”The diversity of this semester’s graduating class is evident in the number of countries represented by the graduating exchange students.Thirty exchange students from 18 different countries will graduate this semester, highlighting the cultural diversity of this fall’s commencement class.Undergraduates are not the only students earning degrees in December:90 students will receive master’s degrees in December54 of those students will earn MBA’s from the Neeley School of Business7 students will receive Master’s of Science degrees in Nursing107 students will graduate with Latin Honors:56 students will graduate Cum Laude37 Magna Cum Laude14 Summa Cum LaudeThe high number of students graduating with honors is representative of the continued efforts of the TCU administration to further TCU’s academic reputation.Fall Commencement will begin at 1 p.m. Dec. 19, precluded by a reception from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Brown-Lupton University Union. Alex Gaffiganhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alex-gaffigan/ Warmer weather starts gardening season early, with some negative impacts Alex Gaffigan is a Junior Journalism major with minors in Business and Spanish. He covers the Administration beat for TCU 360 Facebook Linkedin Previous articleTCU now offers certificate in diversityNext articleDecember graduates may fair better on the job market Alex Gaffigan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Alex Gaffigan + posts Twitter Students react to spring concert announcement TCU Graduation Linkedin TCU hosts annual Christmas Tree Lighting Iconic Fort Worth Beer Can House to be torn down Alex Gaffiganhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alex-gaffigan/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Alex Gaffiganhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alex-gaffigan/ Alex Gaffiganhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alex-gaffigan/ TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer