Retired Vermont Bishop Thomas Ely named by Diocese of North…

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL [Diocese of North Dakota] Bishop Thomas Ely, who led the Diocese of Vermont until retiring in 2019, has been chosen by the Diocese of North Dakota to serve there part-time — first as an assisting bishop and then, if elected next month, as bishop provisional.Ely’s service to North Dakota begins this month, according to an announcement released Jan. 2 by the diocese’s Standing Committee. The committee’s letter to the diocese follows.Dear People of God in the Diocese of North Dakota:With gratitude and joy, we write today to announce that the Rt. Rev. Thomas Ely, bishop of the Diocese of Vermont from 2001-2019, has agreed to join the Diocese of North Dakota in ministry. He will serve part-time beginning this month, and once the pandemic has eased, will be with us here in the diocese for one week each month.The Right Rev. Thomas C. Ely retired as bishop of the Diocese of Vermont in 2019.For now, Bishop Ely will serve as our assisting bishop, appointed by the Standing Committee under the provisions of Title III, Canon 13, Section 2 of the Canons of the Episcopal Church. In consultation with Diocesan Council and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s office, and pursuant to Title III, Canon 13, Section 1, the Standing Committee has also named him as our nominee for bishop provisional. On February 6 at 10 a.m., we will gather online via Zoom for a special convention to vote on his nomination. This will be the only item of business at this special convention, called under Canon 2 (d) of the Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota.Bishop Ely was ordained a priest in 1980 in Connecticut, where he was born and raised. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Connecticut State University and a master of divinity from the School of Theology at the University of the South. Before becoming bishop of Vermont, he served as a missioner in two regional ministry clusters in Connecticut and as Director of Youth Ministries for the Diocese of Connecticut and as executive director of its diocesan camp. Long a leader in the House of Bishops, Bishop Ely is known for his commitment to peace and reconciliation, to interfaith and ecumenical ministry, local ministry development and to global mission. He is married to Ann, and they have two daughters and three grandchildren.Once we have elected Bishop Ely as our transitional bishop provisional, he will serve as our diocese’s ecclesiastical authority, sharing ministry with the Diocesan Council and the Standing Committee, coaching us and helping us to discern the possibilities offered by the findings of the Diocesan Discernment Task Force Report that we adopted at our diocesan convention in October. His time with us will be transitional, not just for the role of bishop in our diocese, but also for all of us.Together with Bishop Ely, the Diocesan Council will hire a full-time diocesan minister and administrative assistant, as recommended by the task force report. They will work closely with congregations and with leaders across the diocese to support congregations, invigorate communications, and build an administrative structure to maximize the impact of our ministries and resources.The next issue of The Sheaf, which will be published early next week, will include an article about Bishop Ely and our hopes for his transitional ministry with us. We look forward to introducing him to you soon via Zoom, and in due time, to welcoming him to North Dakota. Until then, please pray for him, for your Standing Committee and Diocesan Council, and for all the leaders of the Episcopal Church in North Dakota as we continue discerning God’s mission in our congregations and communities.Faithfully,The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of North DakotaThe Rev. John Floberg, PresidentRobert FoxChristie IversonThe Rev. Deacon Terry OverboAmy PhillipsThe Very Rev. 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Hard Werken / I.S.M.Architecten

first_imgArchDaily Architects: I.S.M.Architecten Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Projects Hard Werken / I.S.M.Architecten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/275153/hard-werken-i-s-m-architecten Clipboard CopyHouses•Heverlee, Belgium Photographs:  Frederik VercruysseText description provided by the architects. In our opinion architecture is not neutral, it takes a clear position. She moves, surprises and is beautiful. In the creation of good architecture, the role of the client is not to be underestimated. They have to choose the right architect for the realization of their dream. A client that has utter confidence in their architect, as was the case, allows us to push the project further than the direct materialization of the design brief. A critical dialogue between client and architect is an ideal breeding ground for a beautiful project.Save this picture!© Frederik VercruysseThe volume of the house is partially pushed in the natural slope of the terrain resulting in a facade that is limited in height. The addition of a long horizontal window (fenêtre en longeur) between ground and first floor gives the house a certain lightness as it seems to almost float above its base. As a result, the house stands modestly against the backdrop of the landscape.Save this picture!© Frederik VercruysseThus half buried in the natural slope of the terrain, the day zone program is situated on the garden floor, the night zone program and entrance on the street side. The resulting volume is a direct translation of the program.Save this picture!© Frederik VercruysseThe closed nature of the exterior of the house is a nice contrast to the openness of the interior plan. The patio on the street side and the fully glazed rear facade ensue a maximum of natural daylight and create a view on the outside space from every room in the house.Save this picture!PlantaCharmed by its surroundings (Kesselse bergen), the house tries to merge itself in it. Since black in a natural setting seemed less intrusive, it was chosen as the main color for the exterior.The location of the entrance is a result of all sorts of design and organizational decisions regarding the program and the site. Its position leads to a house that gradually reveals itself to the visitor. The further he descends, the more it unfolds.The circulation was one of the starting points for the design of the house. As the house is very compact program wise, the circulation areas are designed to be more than merely functional. The stairs are positioned next to a glass wall that reflects the transparency of the outer shell. The upstairs hallway contains all the bedroom cabinets, the skylights provide natural light. All circulation on the ground floor is situated adjacent to the patio and flow naturally in the surrounding spaces.Project gallerySee allShow lessWill Developers Demolish the David Wright House Today?ArticlesBacardi Complex / Frank GehryArticles Share Year:  2010 “COPY” CopyAbout this officeI.S.M.ArchitectenOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHeverleeHousesBelgiumPublished on October 04, 2012Cite: “Hard Werken / I.S.M.Architecten” 04 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore 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 Belgium ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/275153/hard-werken-i-s-m-architecten Clipboard Houses Hard Werken / I.S.M.ArchitectenSave this projectSaveHard Werken / I.S.M.Architecten Area:  310 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Save this picture!© Frederik Vercruysse+ 31 Sharelast_img read more

Charity IT Association launch offers free support for nonprofits

first_img Melanie May | 6 July 2016 | News IT Consultancy: support to manage IT projects, select and manage suppliers and guide business process change  63 total views,  3 views today Advertisement 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. IT Project Delivery: help to deliver IT projects, in website development, hardware and network development, CRM systems, accounting systems and any other area of IT.Its founding members are The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT), AbilityNet, Reach Volunteering, LASA and Technology Trust, and it is funded by WCIT, City Bridge Trust and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.The services are offered to UK charities with a turnover between £50K and £5M, and registered with the Charity Commission or Scottish Charity Regulator.Charities can apply for help via the CITA site.  64 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis30center_img Charities are being offered free IT support with the launch of the Charity IT Association (CITA).CITA launched on 5th July, and aims to offer a planning to delivery solution to enable charities to use technology to improve their effectiveness. It delivers its services through volunteer IT experts.The free services on offer are:Tech Surgery: a strategic review of IT lasting up to 2 hours and resulting in short report with recommendations on potential projects to improve usage of IT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis30 Tagged with: donated services pro bono Charity IT Association launch offers free support for nonprofitslast_img read more

TCU to hold athletic events without fans until April 3

first_imgThe move comes just hours after the NCAA announced that its upcoming men’s and women’s basketball tournaments would be held without fans.Horned Frog baseball, track and field, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and beach volleyball will see more than 16 contests held without fans.Meanwhile, TCU football’s spring game, scheduled for March 28, will be canceled. This is the second-straight year for the game to be called off, as the 2019 game was canceled due to limited depth.TCU athletes will continue to practice and compete as usual.No information has been released regarding the status of TCU season ticket holders. Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. ReddIt ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Twitter Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Facebookcenter_img Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ + posts Linkedin printIn response to the “evolving COVID-19” situation, TCU Athletics has announced that all home events until April 3 will be played without fans.Other than the athletes and staff of the respective teams, only families of the athletes, credentialed media and TCU recruits will be given access to the events. First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Photo by Jack Wallace Linkedin Colin Post Previous articleSpring break extended, classes move to onlineNext articleSlow start plagues men’s basketball as Frogs make early Big 12 tournament exit Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

“Information hero” freed after serving three months of jail term

first_img to go further News Follow the news on Myanmar News US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Court urged to dismiss charges against detained Unity Weekly journalists News MyanmarAsia – Pacific Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar RSF_en July 7, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Information hero” freed after serving three months of jail term Organisation Zaw Phay, a Democratic Voice of Burma(DVB) reporter who was sentenced to a year in prison in the northern city of Magway on 7 April on charges of trespassing on government property and disturbing a civil servant, was released on 4 July after a Magway township court reduced his sentence to three months on appeal.He was one of the 100 “information heroes” that Reporters Without Borders profiled for the latest World Press Freedom Day on 3 May.The same Magway township court is meanwhile trying the CEO of the Unity Weekly newspaper and four of his journalists in connection with a report about an alleged secret chemical weapons factory in the nearby town of Pauk, where they have been held since February. They are facing possible 14-year jail sentences on charges of violating the state secrets law and entering a restricted area.“We are relieved to learn of the decision to release Zaw Phay, even if it came 83 days too late, because he was unjustly imprisoned,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk. “We urge the Magway court not to make the same mistake with the Unity Weekly journalists and to dismiss the charges against them.”The Zaw Phay case dates back to August 2012, when the DVB reporter went with Win Myint Hlaing, the father of a student, to the local education department in Magway to interview an official about an alleged irregularity in the allocation of a Japanese-funded scholarship.The official subsequently filed a complaint against both Zaw Phay and Win Myint Hlaing, which led to their arrests and to the confiscation of Zaw Phay’s equipment. Both were sentenced to a year in prison when the trial was finally held two years later.At the appeal hearing on 4 July, the court ruled that all they did was act as journalists and “simply enquire about a scholarship programme, but did not commit the offences the township court found them guilty of.” As they had already served three months of their one-year terms, they were freed after the court reduced their sentences to thee months.Reached by phone after his release, Zaw Phay said: “I have nothing to be grateful about as I shouldn’t have been jailed in the first place.” Unity Weekly journalists facing long jail termsThe fact that prosecution under the state secrets law is still one of the threats hanging over Burmese journalists shows that the work of overhauling the legislation governing freedom of information is far from over.The trial of the four Unity Weekly journalists – Lu Maw Naing, Yarzar Oo, Paing Thet Kyaw(aka Aung Thura) and Sithu Soe – and the newspaper’s CEO, Tint San, is currently reaching its conclusion.The offending article, headlined “A secret chemical weapon factory of the former generals, Chinese technicians and the commander-in-chief at Pauk Township,” said the plant had been built with the highest level of government’s approval and had been visited frequently by succeeding army commanders and vice-presidents from 2009 to 2013.“As long as all repressive legislation is not repealed and new protective measures are not adopted, news providers will continue to be vulnerable to the attacks of certain government officials, who show they want to keep the media under strict control although military rule is officially over,” Ismaïl added.The Unity Weekly journalists, who were arrested in the week following the article’s publication, are being held in the Pauk township prison. A request for their release on bail was rejected on the grounds of the gravity of the charges against them. Their lawyers argue that they should be tried under the media law rather than the state secrets law.Unity Weekly closed its Rangoon bureau on 30 June because of financial difficulties resulting from their imprisonment.Despite rising in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index in recent years, Burma is still only ranked 145th out of 180 countries. May 31, 2021 Find out more RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Help by sharing this information News May 26, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

RESPA Claims Cited by Foreclosure Defendants Fall Flat in Florida

first_img About Author: Kerri Panchuk Kerri Panchuk is an attorney and financial writer with more than a decade of experience covering real estate, default servicing, residential mortgage-backed securities, retail, macroeconomics, and commercial real estate. Panchuk graduated from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and texas Tech University, Panchuk previously served DSNews.com as online managing editor/producer and webcast anchor. In April, she rejoined the Fiver Star Institute as executive director of member groups, overseeing the development and growth of the National Appraisal Congress and Title and Closing Coalition. Panchuk is a member of the State Bar of Texas. October 13, 2015 6,474 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Previous: Technology Figures to Play a Significantly Greater Role in the SFR Market Next: Removing Waste from the Process is Key to Keeping Costs Down in SFR Rehab Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago RESPA Claims Cited by Foreclosure Defendants Fall Flat in Florida Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Tagged with: Florida Foreclosure Homeowners Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Government, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Florida Foreclosure Homeowners Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act 2015-10-13 Kendall Baer Homeowners using the Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act (RESPA) as a shield to foreclosure saw their claims fall flat in Florida court in recent months.At least two cases decided by the United States District Court Southern District of Florida ended with the court siding against the homeowners and for the servicers, giving financial firms a bit more room when interpreting a significant part of RESPA.Essentially, two cases – Russel v. Nationstar and O’Brien v. Seterus – tested the limits of a provision in RESPA, which requires servicers to respond to all written requests from borrowers who ask for information on their loans, including servicing information and payment schedules.In Russel v. Nationstar, a borrower facing foreclosure claimed that Nationstar failed to provide a complete profile of the homeowner’s loan payment history. This report largely stemmed from the fact that the loan was previously transferred from another servicer. To retrieve the payment history, the borrower filed a series of qualified written requests to the servicer asking multiple times for their complete payment history, which dated back to a previous financial institution.Because Nationstar did not provide an entire listing of each payment made to the prior servicer, the borrowers claimed their request for information under RESPA had not been met. The court sided with Nationstar, noting that all of the borrower’s responses were met and that the loan had not been delinquent at any time before Nationstar took over the servicing component. Based on the provisions outlined in RESPA, the court sided with the servicer and agreed Nationstar complied with the law by responding to each interrogatory issued by the borrower.In O’Brien v. Seterus, borrowers claimed that the their rights under RESPA had been denied when the servicer in this case failed to respond in detail to the borrower’s inquiry on why the property facing foreclosure was under the microscope through a series of drive-by inspections. The court sided with Seterus, noting that the servicer sent a 52-page response, including a basic explanation as to why drive-by inspections had taken place.The takeaway from both cases is that borrowers expecting to use the response requirement highlighted for financial firms in RESPA as a shield are at risk of overreaching – especially when the lender has a complete recording all of its responses and is found in good faith to have responded to the applicable questions. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / RESPA Claims Cited by Foreclosure Defendants Fall Flat in Florida The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Savelast_img read more

Bronze Age urn unearthed in Donegal

first_img Google+ Bronze Age urn unearthed in Donegal A Bronze Age urn has been unearthed in Donegal.The object containing cremated remains is said to have been buried 4,000 years ago at the site of the new €21 million community hospital in Ballyshannon.The urn has been taken to Dublin where it will be conserved.Director of the excavation Tamlyn McHugh of Fadó Archaeology says the discovery was made on land close to where an excavation was previously carried out in 2017:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/tamsdfsdfsdfsdlyn1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Facebook Twittercenter_img AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – September 3, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Twitter Previous articleMcConalogue urged to work for Donegal’s fishing sector in new roleNext articleSchool transport issue in Donegal turning into ‘crisis’ News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Vector machine ‘spreads’ cost savings to farmers

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 11:00 pm Monday, February 18, 2013 Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Vector machine ‘spreads’ cost savings to farmers The spreading machine spreads fertilizer at a variable rate and that will mean a huge dollar savings to row crop farmers.“Fertilizer is a tremendous expense to a farmer,” Morris said. “With this spreading machine, the fertilizer is put where it is needed — more on the weak land and less on the more fertile land.”Morris said the co-op will take soil samples of the land and that information will be entered into the spreader’s computer.“The spreader has a GPS that will use that information to plot on a grid exactly which areas need heavier fertilizing and which need les. So less fertilizer is used than with a spreader that spreads the same amount of fertilizer across a field,” Morris said. “This spreading machine offers a big cost savings in lime and fertilizer to row crop farmers.” Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip You Might Like Fatal crash claims life of Troy woman A Troy woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash Saturday morning, according to Alabama State Troopers. Janice Kidd Earles, 58,… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Colin Morris, co-op general manager, said the Vector spreading machine is the first of its kind in South Alabama and, perhaps the only one of its kind, for now.“A machine like this, brand new, would cost in the range of $300,000,” Morris said. “This one is three years old. We got it on a three-year lease. And, it will be worth the cost to our row-crop farmers and those with hay fields and pastures.”The Goshen and Ariton co-ops have an older spreading machine but the tires on the newer machine are narrower making it more manageable in the field thus causing less damage to the crops. The spreading machine will be used by farmers who plant cotton and corn.“This spreading machine can be used for reapplications until the crops get up about two feet,” Morris said. “So, it will put some money back in the farmer’s pocket at the end of the year.”Steve Stroud, Goshen farmer and chair of the Goshen Farmers Co-op board of directors, said that he plans to use the Vector spreading machine on his hay fields.“This is new technology that I can apply to my hay fields,” he said. “After soil samples are taken, the driver of the spreader machine will go out with the grid and apply the fertilizer where it’s needed. When you don’t apply fertilizer where it’s not needed, you save money”The spreading machine also has a dual product bed and spreads two different fertilizers in one trip.“You can turn one bed off and the other on and that, too, will be a big benefit to the farmers,” Morris said. “We have two sets of tires for the spreader, row crop tires and flotation tires. The floatation tires won’t cut ruts and they won’t compact the dirt. They’re good in pastures and hay fields.”Farmers can schedule the Vector spreading machine for their fields by calling the farmers cooperatives in Goshen and Ariton. The cost for the use of the spreading machine is figured into the cost of the fertilizer.Mike Gilley is the driver out of both co-ops.For more information, contact the Goshen Farmers at 484-3441 or Co-op or board members, Stroud, Jack Norton, Curtiss Shaver, Ned Sanders and Bill Sanders. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Colin Morris, Goshen and Ariton Farmers Cooperatives general manager, right, and Jack Norton, Goshen Farmers Co-op board member, were on hand Monday for the delivery of a Vector 300 spreading machine that will be available to area farmers. The machine spreads fertilizer at a variable rate, which means greater cost savings to farmers.Farming in today’s world is a very expensive and risky business. So, farmers always have to find ways to put a few dollars in their pockets.Row crop farmers can now look to the Goshen and Ariton Farmers Cooperatives for a way.The co-ops now have a Vector spreading machine available for service.last_img read more

Jump in nurses from abroad helps stem fall in numbers

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Jump in nurses from abroad helps stem fall in numbersOn 1 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today UKCC figures show small rise in registered nurses but not everywhere willnotice the improvementThe fall in the numbers on the nursing register has been halted, accordingto the latest figures from the UKCC. The UKCC’s annual statistics show there were 634,529 practitioners on itsregister in the year ending March 2000, compared with 634,229 the year before.The increase in numbers is owed both to more UK-trained nurses coming on streamand to a substantial increase in the number of overseas nurses coming to the UKBut, the overall increase does not mean an improvement for all parts of thecountry. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all saw a drop in numbers whileEngland showed an increase, possibly because most overseas-trained nurses andmidwives come to work in England. RCN general secretary Christine Hancock said, “While it is good newsthat there is slight increase in numbers on the nursing register, it is clearthat the proportion of home-grown nurses is still in decline. “These figures paint a picture of a UK nursing workforce beingsustained by overseas recruitment, yet countries across the world are nowfishing from a depleted pool of nurses and midwives globally. “If the UK could manage to hold on to at least some of our 5,000 nurseswho leave every year to work abroad, the NHS in turn would not be so reliant onnurses from overseas. We need to make sure nurses feel sufficiently valued inthe UK, rather than believing they can only achieve proper pay and careerprogression by leaving the country.” Of the nurses on the register, 3,271 recorded an OH qualification, which wasa drop of 86 on last year’s figure of 3,357 nurses entering a recordablequalification in occupational health. Other notable trends include an increase in the number of men on theregister. The proportion of men rose from 9.48 per cent to 9.75 per cent, thehighest ever recorded. The proportion of people aged over 50 also rose, from23.3 per cent to 23.9 per cent. Only 46.5 per cent of people on the registerare now aged under 40, compared with 58 per cent at the start of the decade. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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first_img Previous Article Next Article e-biz in briefOn 30 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Thisweek’s e-biz in briefDatabasemakes it an even smaller worldGlobalrelocation site Directmoving.com has extended its services to include: travelhealth insurance, via an agreement with Securus International; and anaccommodation finder via Estate.net, offering a worldwide database ofproperties. A further agreement with Travhealth.com allows HR managers to checkwhat risks are prevalent in a particular country and download medical recordsto a designated physician in the relocation destination.   www.directmoving.comComputersecurity theme to exhibitionTheIT Security Show is an event aimed at helping senior managers understand andaddress the IT security issues in their companies. A conference programme runsthrough the event and legal experts and industry specialists and groups will beon hand with case studies and tips. The two-day event takes place on 14-15February at Wembley. Visitors can pre-register on the web site or call 020-83945141.   www.securityshow.comSitehelps job-hunters check salary ratesPropertejobs.comis a recruitment site for property professionals, which offers candidates asalary tracker giving up-to-the-minute salary comparisons setagainst a range of variables including location and experience. Recruiters cansubscribe to the site with charges notified before you subscribe.Propertejobs.com is the first of several similar sites being introduced byrecruitment portal JobBloodhound.com.  www.propertejobs.comCatchup on management know-howTheInstitute for the Management of Information Systems’ (Imis) web site providescareers advice on information systems and details about the Imis examinationsyllabus as well as its code of professional conduct. A members’ servicessection will be added later this year which will include interactive on-linemeeting capabilities, debates and distance learning packages.  www.imis.org.ukApplicants’tribunal track record checkedHRprofessionals can check whether a prospective employee has been involved in anindustrial tribunal courtesy of employment-solicitors.co.uk. The service,provided by Tribunalinfo.com, details the date, location and case number of thetribunal, plus details of parties involved and the decision and award.  www.employment-solicitors.co.uk Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more