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Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI April 21, 2012 at 10:55 pm It seems as if to many of our people are getting bogged down in finances. So much so they can’t put a budget together that reflects the simplicity and generosity which Christ wants from us. I hope we are not spreading ourselves so thin that we lose the Christian charisms of feeding the poor, providing for widows, orphans, the elderly and infirmed while sharing what we have left- over with our neighbors outside of our relgion. No where in our scriptures did Jesus say we should build churches or buildings, actually I believe that by his example and teachings it was just the opposite. I imagine he is more than annoyed at our obsession for externals, when it is quite clear to me it is the internal, the heart of the believer that matters the most. Yet where I live there is not one Episcopal Church that has a daily Eucharist. Not one. Not even our cathedral. I find myself closer to G-d now than ever before in my life, and that is not the result of a budget line, or project and I assure you not in the polity of our church. Quite simply put I found Jesus in the Eucharist. It is from there I am able to love those who are different than I am, it is from there I am able to confront the greed which grows from day to day with a giving heart. It is from there I am able to forgive the hypocrite, lier and cheat. And it is from there that I find forgiveness for myself and my own short commings. I find it sad and even dangerous to allude to accountabilty as “pointing the finger” or place blame at those who did not do what they should have done in the first place. And then to say a bad budget cannot be fixed because of cannon law to me is obsurd. I don’t get it. And I think we should hold our leadership accountable for not doing what should have been done, not as a way to embarrass or punish, but as a way to educate and improve that which is to be improved upon.I say we pray more and love more and the people that you are so afraid of leaving might just stick around to see the new people that will be drawn to us as a people of prayer and love. So for what it is worth, see you at the altar.John-Albert DickertChrist Church Cathedral-Cincinnati,Ohio This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS John-Albert Dickert says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET A message from the Episcopal Church Executive Council April 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm A Presbyterian triple AMEN to you John-AlbertConversion, Conversion, Conversion – It’s Conversion stupid.We Episcopalians are Eucharistically starved by unconverted professional priests and bishops who operate the church-nine to five-like a secular company – always locked up – instead of offering daily Mass in open churches inviting prayer and adoration. I, like you, have been converted by The Living Christ in His Body and Blood. We are desperately in need of clergy called by the Holy Spirit to Vocational Ministry. There are exceptions that “prove the rule” and I thank the Lord Christ for you. Converted clergy and Eucharistically centered congregations in an evil world might just fill our churches and witness to the world in Jesus’ name. After all, is not that our primary job as Christians-Episcopallians? Associate Rector Columbus, GA Comments (2) [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church issued the following message at the conclusion of its three-day meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah (Diocese of Utah). The full text follows._________________________________________________A Message from Executive CouncilApril 20, 2012Salt Lake City, UtahThe Lord is Risen! Alleluia!The Lord is Risen indeed! Alleluia!In this joyous Easter season, Executive Council came together in Salt Lake City for its final meeting of this Triennium.It has been a time of reflection on what we have done, and what we have left undone. It has been a time to ask whether we have loved our neighbors – Council members and Church Center staff; bishops, clergy and laity of The Episcopal Church; our sisters and brothers of the Anglican Communion; sisters and brothers who chose to leave The Episcopal Church; the poor, the needy and the oppressed – as ourselves.Have we had enough strength and courage for this work, or have we at times shrunk from the need to stand up and say things that are not only hard to say, but hard to hear? Have we cherished collegiality more than accountability? Have we used our structure to empower one part of the church while disempowering another? Have we been able to overcome fear of the unknown as we face the challenges of being church in a post-Christian world?The presiding bishop spoke of this in her opening remarks: “We will be more faithful, and far more effective, in that discernment work if we can let go of suspicion, assumptions about others’ motives, and power politics – all of which are based in fear and scarcity. We do know that perfect love casts out fear, and when we can remember how deeply and completely love dwells within us, the fear does begin to recede.”President of the House of Deputies Bonnie Anderson said, “I want us to change. But I want us to do it responsibly, with a conceptual framework that will keep us from the unintended consequences that come from reactive decision-making. I want us to keep the decision making in the hands of all the baptized and not an elite few. ”Chief Operating Officer Bishop Stacy Sauls said in his opening remarks, “The conversation I long to have with you as the elected leadership of the Episcopal Church is not about the panic of our declining numbers but about how we strengthen what is working best out there and make what is strong stronger so that the strong can serve the less than strong. The conversation I long to have with you is not about how to get more people in the doors to help us pay the bills but about how to make more disciples of Jesus to go about changing the world into God’s dream for it.”The opening plenary session began with a frank discussion of Council’s extreme disappointment with the budget that was sent to PB&F. Council members were very clear that their disappointment was not simply a reluctance to let go of the budget but instead a very clear statement that the budget sent to PB&F is not the budget Council approved. Rather than spend time assigning blame, Council members moved fairly quickly to a discussion of how to rectify the situation within the confines of the canons. On Friday, Council passed a memo outlining their concerns to PB&F.The plenary discussion strengthened our realization that while we attempted to save money by having shorter Council meetings, the amount of work remained the same or expanded. The result has been longer days with tired and stressed Council members and staff, resulting in a greater chance of errors occurring.Having said that, we want to remind the Church that our work in this triennium involved much more than just the budget. Much of it is not as visible as the budget, but is structurally important, just as a lattice is often hard to see but is vital in supporting the vine as it grows toward the Light. This last meeting seemed an appropriate time to highlight the scope of our work.The Committee on Local Mission and Ministry (LMM) was made up completely of new members of Council. This meant their initial task was discovering and developing the scope of their work. They decided that in addition to simply approving the continued funding of Jubilee Centers they would uphold and celebrate the work done by the various centers. At this meeting they celebrated the work of All Saints Cathedral on St. Thomas, whose work with elderly includes home visits, pastoral care, and work with grandchildren in after school care. LMM also spent a lot of time on multi-cultural issues with a particular focus on encouraging the whole church to engage in anti-racism work. This work calls the Church to continue, individually and corporately, to recognize, name and confront racism in all its guises.In this meeting, Council’s anti-racism committee worked with members to focus on systemic racism. In our table discussions members recounted instances where they became aware of how racism permeates the world in which we live, move and have our being – most of us in positions of great privilege that insulate us from much of the destructive results of this sin and thus puts us in danger of being blind to its effect on those less privileged.The report of the Committee on Advocacy and Networking around their work on issues of immigration led the Council into a heated and passionate discussion of how we tease out the differences between anti-racism training and diversity and inclusion training. Immigration includes more than issues of racism. How do we make space for people who come from other countries in our church? How do we broaden our conversation to address these issues without in any way lessening our commitment to the peculiar and dire necessity for anti-racism work in this church and in these United States? It is clear this will be an ongoing conversation in Council.A and N [Committee on Advocacy and Networking], working in collaboration with the Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations, has moved resolutions on Immigration Reform, Racial Profiling, and Corporate Social Responsibility. These resolutions empower local, regional, national and international advocacy on behalf of the disenfranchised and empower OGR to lobby on behalf of our shared values as Episcopalians in a conflicted, partisan environment on Capitol Hill. For example, one simple resolution on the moral dimensions of balanced budgets gave The Episcopal Church the ability to participate in a dominant national debate in a creative, visible, and influential way that would not have been possible absent the resolution.The Joint Standing Committee on World Mission addressed many major areas of concern. It worked with the D020 Task Force that developed a process that allowed for the involvement of the church in responding to the proposed Anglican Covenant through the preparation of a study guide. Collated responses from church leadership at all levels informed the report, which is in the forthcoming Blue Book. The committee engaged in an on-going review of the funding source and distribution of funds for CETALC (Theological Educational Center of Latin America and the Caribbean). It followed the formation of a seminary for Latin America and the Caribbean, heard from missioners, especially the Young Adult Service Corps, and discussed ways of supporting future missionary efforts. After the successful Mutual Regional Ministry Conference in February 2010 that involved all the provinces of the Americas, the committee discussed plans for a future conference. The committee continued to evaluate the covenants the Episcopal Church has with our covenant partners in Mexico, Central America, Brazil, the Philippines and Liberia. Finally, the committee also received regular reports from Episcopal Relief and Development and worked with the “Rebuild Our Church in Haiti” campaign.The Joint Standing Committee on Finance for Mission dealt with many issues beyond the budget. They continued consulting on funding for the Archives and tracked mission funding as well as the larger financial picture of the Church, including modifications of the budget on an annual basis and financial trends five to twenty years out. They also have examined the highest and best use of the Church Center property and reviewed the status of fundraising for Haiti.In the absence of committee chair Del Glover, acting chair Tim Anderson asked COO Sauls to share with the entire Council his report on the proposed effort to create an Episcopal Church Cooperative. This involves providing high-quality professional service to dioceses, congregations and other Episcopal institutions at a lower cost than would be available to these individual institutions by making use of economies of scale and group purchasing power. This would leave additional funds for mission and ministry at the local level, thereby furthering the overall mission of the Church.The Joint Standing Committee on Governance and Administration for Mission (GAM) was formed at the beginning of this triennium and quickly realized there was ample work to accomplish, which included a comprehensive review and revision of the By-laws of the Executive Council of the General Convention and the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society; the creation of Rules of Order for the Executive Council; a revision of the Whistleblower Policy for the staff; a call for the GAM-009 Consultation on Church Structure held in May 2011; and the initiation of board development training for members of Council. At this meeting, the Council adopted a new DFMS Employee Handbook, human resources policies, and Policies for the Protection of Children & Youth from Abuse. The adoption of the Employee Handbook and policies represents an enormous amount of work on the part of the Executive Council and staff members John E. Colón, Paul Nix, and Bishop Stacy Sauls. John Colón, Director of Human Resource Management, was especially commended for his significant contribution and tireless devotion to the completion of this important project.Wednesday night the Class of 2015 said farewell to the Class of 2012 with a lighthearted roast that revealed hitherto unknown talents of some of our members. The Class of 2012 was treated to an “EC Cruise” led by “Captain Gregory Straub,” who was played by a Council member who will remain unnamed to protect him from being besieged by talent scouts.On Thursday Council heard reports from the Rt. Rev. James Cowan, bishop of British Columbia and liaison to Council from the Anglican Church of Canada, and from Lelanda Lee, elected representative from Council to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.Bishop Cowan reminded us of the need to listen respectfully and deeply to one another and to “the many.”He asked, “Where are the voices of prophecy in your midst? Personally, I as a bishop, need to remember that prophets are annoying as I seek to maintain an institution, but are necessary to reforming the institution.”He also said he wants to take home with him the Council’s process of anti-racism training.Lelanda Lee reported on attending a meeting last week, where for the first time, three other ELCA Full Communion Partners also were present from the Reformed Church in America, the Presbyterian Church USA, and the Southern Province of the Moravian Church. Lee noted that unlike the other ecumenical partners, she is the only layperson among them, a reflection of the Episcopal Church’s commitment to the ministry of the laity. Her point in sharing specific information from the ELCA meeting and these other churches was to highlight the fact that our churches share many concerns and trends in common.Council also heard a comprehensive report from Elizabeth Lowell about work being done around creating a Development Office for The Episcopal Church. Major challenges include the time to do appropriate cultivation of possible donors; finding people who can ask for those major gifts, and obtaining most effective development software.As that plenary session ended, in a moment of personal privilege one Council member mused — given current data on the number of people with no church affiliation — on what would happen if we all committed to spending as much time and money developing evangelism and stewardship skills as we do fundraising skills.As always, we ended around the Lord’s Table, gathering not just for solace but also for strength, not just for pardon but also for renewal.Council passed resolutions on the following topics:Declares Council’s support for Senate Bill 1670, End Racial Profiling Act of 2011, which is designed to enforce the constitutional right to equal protection of the laws by eliminating racial profiling through changing the policies and procedures underlying the practice, and stands in solidarity with the suffering of the victims of the harm caused by racial profiling, their families and their communities.Urges the Congress to adopt Senate Bill 1925 to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act that includes new protective measures for Native American women.States Council’s support of the work being done by Children’s Defense Fund’s “Cradle to Prison Pipeline” campaign and similar campaigns directed at breaking the cycle of disproportionate incarceration of children and youth of color targeted by Zero Tolerance rules.Reaffirms the importance of ongoing Anti-Racism Training for the church, and commits Council to participate in Anti-Racism Training at its regularly scheduled meetings on a periodic basis.Reaffirms the commitment of the church to the Rebuild Our Church in Haiti campaign, thanking the Episcopal Church Foundation for its early leadership in administering the campaign, which will now be part of the development effort of the DFMS staff.Recognizes a new companion diocese relationship between the Dioceses of Southeast Florida and Haiti.Reaffirms the Executive Council Committee on Indigenous Ministries, restating its mandate and committee composition.Reauthorizes the continuing Executive Council’s Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility and the Economic Justice Loan Committee. Adopted some cleanup amendments to Council’s bylaws.Adopted a new Employee Handbook resulting from more than two years of intensive work on the part of the present Joint Standing Committee on Governance and Administration and the former Administration and Finance Committee. Addresses the need to plan for partnership conversations with Province IX, IARCA, and Mexico, so that such conversations might serve as model for other partnerships. 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Denis O’Brien, Chairman, Digicel Group, said he was delighted to become the lead sponsor of the Irish team. Mr O’Brien is also involved in a number of philanthropic projects including Special Olympics and human rights. Gearoid Towey and Ciaran Lewis deserve to be supported, especially because they have the twin objectives of winning the race and raising funds for the Irish Cancer Society and the Merchants Quay Project, Mr O’Brien said. The Irish men can be assured of a great welcome from the Digicel Group when they land in Antigua, he concluded.Merchants Quay Ireland is a voluntary organisation providing a wide range of services to people who are homeless and for drug users. The Irish Cancer Society is the national charity dedicated to preventing cancer, saving lives from cancer and improving the quality of life of those living with cancer. 28 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 December 2005 | News Rowers race the Atlantic for charity Two Irish rowers have headed off on a 2800 miles race across the Atlantic which will also raise money for two charities. The Irish Cancer Society and Merchants Quay will benefit.The race began from La Gomera in the Canary Islands and will finish in the West Indies. The Digicel Group, a telecommunications company based in the Caribbean is sponsoring the Irish team. Gearoid Towey (27) and Ciaran Lewis (34) will take part in the 2,795-mile race across the Atlantic from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean. Advertisement Tagged with: Ireland 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.
Tagged with: Funding Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 21 September 2011 | News Jewish Care launches £5,000 Jack Goldhill Painting Prize AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Health and social care charity Jewish Care has launched the Jack Goldhill Painting Prize to commemorate the life of the businessman and philanthropist Jack Goldhill. The first prize is worth £5,000, and the competition is open to amateur and professional artists of any nationality, aged 18 or over, presently living or working in the UK.Second prize is £3,000 and third prize is £1,000. The prizes have been donated by the Goldhill Family Charitable Trust.Jack Goldhill’s son Michael Goldhill said: “Throughout his life my father sought to encourage and support British artists in practical ways. We hope that this prize, in his name, will continue that initiative.”Artists may submit up to three pieces of their work. The shortlisted pieces will be exhibited in cental London in the autumn.The judging panel includes Sara Berman, fashion designer; Melanie Clore, chairman of Sotheby’s Europe; and Jeremy Andrews, artist and BP Portrait Award exhibitor.The winning artist will be required to donate their work to Jewish Care. It will be prominently displayed in one of their care homes or centres for all to enjoy.Entries must be submitted by 14 November 2011. There is a non-refundable registration fee of £10 per work submittedwww.jewishcare.org/paintingprize 50 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
December 1, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Chad News Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid to go further July 19, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists get prison sentences over criticism of president November 27, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information Organisation Reporters Without Borders voiced shock today at the “disproportionate” sentences of three years in prison for Garondé Djarma and three months in prison for Samory Ngaradoumbé handed down yesterday by a court in N’Djamena for “libel” and “incitement to hate” in reports about presidential policies. They were also ordered to pay heavy fines.”It is absolutely unacceptable that journalists should get prison sentences just for writing articles criticising President Idriss Déby’s policies,” the organisation said, adding that it also deplored the fact that the two men were initially imprisoned, then released on 5 July, and finally convicted and re-imprisoned all on the same charges. October 7, 2020 Find out more News Reports Receive email alerts RSF_en ChadAfrica Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad Reporters Without Borders voiced shock today at the “disproportionate” sentences of three years in prison for Garondé Djarma and three months in prison for Samory Ngaradoumbé handed down yesterday by a court in N’Djamena for “libel” and “incitement to hate” in reports about presidential policies. They were also ordered to pay heavy fines.”It is absolutely unacceptable that journalists should get prison sentences just for writing articles criticising President Idriss Déby’s policies,” the organisation said, adding that it also deplored the fact that the two men were initially imprisoned, then released on 5 July, and finally convicted and re-imprisoned all on the same charges.Michael Didama of the newspaper Le Temps also appeared yesterday in court where the state prosecutor requested an 18-month prison sentence against him. Didama was arrested on 22 June and then released on 12 July.A freelance journalist, Djarma was convicted for an article he wrote for L’Observateur criticising a 6 June referendum on a constitutional amendment that allows the president to seek a third term. Ngaradoumbé, who is editorial coordinator at L’Observateur, was convicted for publishing an open letter to the president criticising the arrests of members of the Kreda community. Their lawyer, Bernard Padaré, said he will appeal.A number of Chadian human rights and press freedom groups have voiced concern about “pressure put by the government on the judges in charge of the case with the aim of obtaining prison sentences.” ChadAfrica News
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Global Bioinformatics Market (2020 to 2027) – by Technology & Services, Application, and Sector – ResearchAndMarkets.com DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– The “Bioinformatics Market by Technology & Services, Application, and Sector: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2020-2027” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The global bioinformatics market generated $8,614.29 million in 2019, and is projected to reach $24,731.61 million by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 13.4% from 2020 to 2027. Bioinformatics is the combination of information technology, statistics, molecular biology, and algorithms to analyze the data obtained from various experiments. It includes collecting biological data, preparation of a computational model, solving computational modeling problems, and evaluating of computational algorithm. Bioinformatics uses computation to extract knowledge from biological data, which can be used in drug discovery and developments. The global bioinformatics market is expected to register substantial growth in the near future, owing to the rise in the need for integrated data and an increase in applications of proteomics & genomics. In addition, drug discovery & development is expected to boost market growth during the forecast period. However, the lack of skilled personnel and common data formats is projected to hamper market growth during the forecast period. Conversely, an increase in the need for integrated solutions & systems is expected to offer lucrative opportunities for market players. The global bioinformatics market is segmented based on technology & services, application, sector, and region. By technology, the market is categorized into knowledge management tools, bioinformatics platforms, and bioinformatics services. Based on the application, it is classified into metabolomics, molecular phylogenetics, transcriptomics, proteomics, chemoinformatics, genomics, and others. Depending on the sector, it is segregated into medical bioinformatics, animal bioinformatics, agriculture bioinformatics, academics, and others. Region wise, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. Key BenefitsAn in-depth analysis of various regions is anticipated to provide a detailed understanding of the current trends to enable stakeholders to formulate region-specific plans.A comprehensive analysis of the factors that drive and restrain the growth of the global bioinformatics market is provided. Market Dynamics DriversRise in Need for Integrated DataIncrease in Growth in Proteomics & GenomicsDrug Discovery and Development RestraintsLack of Skilled PersonnelCommon Data Formats OpportunityIncrease in Need for Integrated Solutions & Systems Key Market PlayersAgilent Technologies, Inc.Biomax Informatics AGDNAnexus, Inc.Genedata AGIntrexon Bioinformatics Germany GmbHIllumina Inc.Perkinelmer Inc.Qiagen N.V.Seven Bridges Genomics Inc.Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. Other PlayersGeneva Bioinformatics (Genebio)Dassault SystemsEurofins ScientificBruker Daltonics Inc.Accelrys, Inc.Affymetrix, Inc.SA Nonlinear DynamicsQuest Diagnostics, Inc. For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/1exv5j View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005496/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY BIOTECHNOLOGY HEALTH DATA MANAGEMENT SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 07:37 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 07:37 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005496/en Facebook Previous articleGPD Companies, Inc. Announces Launch of $75 Million Add-on Offering of Senior Secured NotesNext articleEverest Group zeichnet L&T Technology Services als „Leader“ für seine Angebote im Bereich Industrie 4.0 aus Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Twitter WhatsApp TAGS Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Facebook
Previous Article Next Article International news: alcoholic doctor loses discrimination claimOn 10 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today A doctor with a drinking problem has lost her claim that her dismissal was discriminatory. Stephanie Bekker claimed that as an alcoholic she should be protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act – a law similar in provisions to the Disability Discrimination Act in the UK. But the US Court of Appeal has ruled that she was disqualified from claiming because she posed a risk to the health and safety of patients.www.shrm.org Truck drivers’ hours law opt-out talks go on Negotiations to end the opt-out of truck drivers from the European Working Time Directive have become bogged down. The French government still hopes to resolve the issue under its presidency, which expires in December. Countries are divided on whether time spent loading or waiting should be included, and on restrictions on weekend and feast-day work. The likely standard working week will be 48 hours, with an absolute ceiling of 60 hours.www.elpais.es Buy-out proposed for ailing Exel French armThe management of loss-making French transport group Exel Logistics has proposed a buy-out of the company by management and employees. British parent company Exel-Ocean has spun off the French subsidiary, which lost around £3m (Ffr30m) in July due to a strike and £1m (Ffr10m) in September owing to the fuel tax protests. Under the plan, staff would own 11 per cent of the company and five senior managers would own 66 per cent.www.tout.lemonde.fr Skills shortages see US work visa quota raisedThe US Senate has approved a measure to increase the ceiling on work visa permits to 195,000 by 2003. “Employers are scrambling to hire skilled workers in virtually every field, not just the high-tech arena,” said Susan Meisinger, executive vice-president of the Society for Human Resource Management. The measure now passes to the House of Representatives. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.
Unicellular free-living microbial eukaryotes of the order Arcellinida (Tubulinea; Amoebozoa) and Euglyphida (Cercozoa; SAR), commonly termed testate amoebae, colonise almost every freshwater ecosystem on Earth. Patterns in the distribution and productivity of these organisms are strongly linked to abiotic conditions—particularly moisture availability and temperature—however, the ecological impacts of changes in salinity remain poorly documented. Here, we examine how variable salt concentrations affect a natural community of Arcellinida and Euglyphida on a freshwater sub-Antarctic peatland. We principally report that deposition of wind-blown oceanic salt-spray aerosols onto the peatland surface corresponds to a strong reduction in biomass and to an alteration in the taxonomic composition of communities in favour of generalist taxa. Our results suggest novel applications of this response as a sensitive tool to monitor salinisation of coastal soils and to detect salinity changes within peatland palaeoclimate archives. Specifically, we suggest that these relationships could be used to reconstruct millennial scale variability in salt-spray deposition—a proxy for changes in wind-conditions—from sub-fossil communities of Arcellinida and Euglyphida preserved in exposed coastal peatlands.
UK universities are witnessing a startling decline in the number of students studying modern foreign languages, recent government statistics show.The figures, compiled by UCAS, indicate an overall drop of between 12 and 14 percent in the number of students accepted to study modern foreign languages at British universities between the 2011 and 2012 admissions cycles.The marked drop in language students coincides with an overall decline of 210,670 in the total number of students applying to university, attributed by many to the implementation of the government’s new tuition fee regime, which saw fees nearly triple in many cases from £3,290 to £9,000 per year. But the overall drop in applicants represents a change of only 7.4%, as compared with a 13.4% drop in language applicants.The latest figures illustrate the continuation of a long-standing trend. Decreasing demand for language courses has led many universities to reduce the range of languages they teach, or to shutter their language departments entirely: last month, the Guardian reported that between 1998 and 2013, the number of universities offering single honours language degrees dropped from 93 to 56 – a change of 40%.Prof. Katrin Kohl, fellow in German at Jesus College and a founder of the Oxford German Network, explained why modern language courses in the UK are particularly vulnerable: “Wherever English is spoken as a native language, there is a certain problem of motivation for students when it comes to foreign languages. English is now a global lingua franca, and most English speakers can get by quite happily in other countries just speaking English. Students don’t see why studying other languages might be useful.”Institutional pressures may also be having an effect on students’ decisions not to pursue languages. In 2004, the Blair government abolished the requirement that all pupils study at least one foreign language to GCSE level, which meant fewer pupils chose to pursue languages to A-level.Yet even those students who do study languages at A-level can face especial difficulty. “It is well-known that there is a problem of severe grading when it comes to language A-levels,” Kohl said. “The fact is that fewer A*s are awarded in languages than in other subjects.” This disparity can discourage students from pursuing modern languages, which can seen to be risky or overly difficult subject choices.Oxford itself seems to have escaped the broader trend of decline in demand. The university has not experienced a comparable long-term drop in language applicants, but instead has seen a very minor on-average increase (1.1%) in applications to language courses between 2007 and 2012, despite a 5% drop between 2011 and 2012. This may not be cause for celebration, however. Kohl told the Guardian, “We’re reaching the position where language competence is a privilege of the privately educated elite, and language degrees are restricted to Russell Group Universities.”This is troubling, she says, because studying languages confers important personal and social benefits: “learning another language is intellectually enjoyable, but it also gives us first-hand awareness of cultural diversity, enhances our ability to use language more generally, and benefits us cognitively in particular ways, in the same way studying music or maths does.”Anna Berger, a first-year French and Philosophy student at Magdalen, echoed these sentiments, saying she chose to study French because it offers “an alternative way to see the world.” Not only that, studying a language allows one to explore a breadth of different topics: “In languages you try to have an overview on one culture, so [you] have the possibility to work interdisciplinarily.” This gives direct access to “the best ingredients to a humanistic world view: literature, art, history, philosophy,” Berger said.Kohl suggested a number of possible ways to increase interest in language study. She underlined that the problem of severe grading ought to be addressed immediately, and that “dull” school syllabi should be “revisited”. She also suggested that the government should proactively support and invest in language teaching, which can be especially expensive, both at school and university levels. Through the Oxford German Network, Kohl seeks to promote interest in German language and culture in the local community by establishing links between the University and local schools, organisations, and businesses.