Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows becomes 11th bishop of Indianapolis, first black woman…

first_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Kilty Maoris says: Comments (9) Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Tags Tim Reimer says: May 2, 2017 at 9:02 pm Jennifer – how wonderful! They are so lucky to have you!Betsy Rosen, Deacon at Christ Church, Sausalito Posted May 1, 2017 den mark wichar (Olympia) says: Ethnic Ministries, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Tony Oberdorfer says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA May 4, 2017 at 9:52 am I do not believe the political climate stops anyone from speaking out. Your views are welcome even they are thought by many to be ignorant. And ignorant they are. May 4, 2017 at 1:20 pm I’m pretty sure I’m remember reading that Jesus, being the unorthodox fellow that He was, did not stereotype and discriminate based on gender and social/cultural/religious norms of the time, as evident in the Gospels (since it is Easter and Pentecost time, please review who He revealed Himself to first after the Resurrection, who was present to receive the Holy Spirit, and which genders were present during the Great Commissionings, among other evident examples). It’s funny that you bring up a “very viable church,” since the Roman Catholic Church, along with the early Church FATHERS, have advanced the humanistic male chauvinistic ideology for centuries.The moral of the story is: A true Jesus-centered community that actually READS and DIGESTS the GOSPELS has men AND women on equal terms and at all levels….it’s pretty common sense. Submit a Press Release Comments are closed. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 May 2, 2017 at 6:54 pm This is wonderful but I cannot believe it has taken this long. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC May 3, 2017 at 1:50 pm just finished watching parts of the consecration on youtube. the sustained applause at the passing of the staff from Catherine to Jennifer at about 1:43:00, the power of the liberation hymn at about 2:32:00, & the loving cheers for Bishop Jennifer as she processed out at about 2:40:00, all prove how righteous the Church’s path is. may God continue to bless the journey. 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 May 2, 2017 at 8:23 pm I believe Fr. Baskerville was rector of St. Cyprian’s SF many years ago. I wonder if they are related?Robert Cromey Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Elections, Michael Scullary says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rev. Betsy Rosen says: Rector Smithfield, NC Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows becomes 11th bishop of Indianapolis, first black woman to lead Episcopal diocese den mark wichar (Olympia) says: Rector Knoxville, TN Dina Fulgoni says: May 3, 2017 at 1:25 am Another move that will create an even greater schism in this church. Nothing looks more irrelevant than a woman in male clerical garb. Looks like a setting for let’s pretend. There is much for women to do in TEC and they don’t need to encroach on the few roles left for men.Thank God there still is a very viable church that will not allow women priests, bishops or cardinals. Long may the Universal church live and thrive. TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows greets the congregation at her consecration as Bishop Barbara Harris, center, and Bishop Catherine Waynick, left, look on. Photo: Meghan McConnell[Diocese of Indianapolis] The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows was ordained and consecrated the eleventh bishop of Indianapolis April 29, making her the first black woman to lead a diocese in the history of the Episcopal Church and the first woman to succeed another woman as diocesan bishop.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry led the service as chief consecrator and was joined by more than 40 bishops from across the church. Nearly 1,400 participated in the service at Clowes Hall on the campus of Butler University. Diocese of Chicago Jeffrey D. Lee preached. From 2012 until her election as bishop, Baskerville-Burrows served on Lee’s staff as director of networking in the Diocese of Chicago.“Indianapolis, you have called a strong, loving and wise pastor to be your bishop,” said Lee, in a sermon that was interrupted by applause several times. “She will love you, challenge you, tell you the truth as she sees it and invite you to tell it as you do. She will pray with you at the drop of a hat and care for you in ways that will not diminish your own agency. She will empower you. She will lead. Count on it.”Bishop Catherine Waynick hands the crozier to Bishop Jennifer-Baskerville Burrows. Saturday’s consecration was the first time in Episcopal Church history that a female bishop has transferred authority to another female bishop. Photo: Meghan McConnellAmong the co-consecrators at the service was the Rt. Rev. Barbara Harris, the first female bishop in the Anglican Communion. Before the consecration, Baskerville-Burrows told the Indianapolis Star, “The first thing that comes to mind is how grateful I am to the women that have come before. Barbara Harris will be at my consecration, and when I think about what she’s done for me and how I’ve even encountered little girls saying, ‘Oh my gosh. One day, may I discern such a call?’ That is just everything.”Harris retired in 2003 as bishop suffragan of Massachusetts and was succeeded by the Rt. Rev. Gayle Harris (no relation), who was also a co-consecrator of Baskerville-Burrows.  The other co-consecrators were Bishop Catherine Waynick (her predecessor), Northern Indiana Bishop Douglas Sparks, Atlanta Bishop Robert Wright and Evangelical Lutheran Church in American Indiana-Kentucky Synod Bishop William Gafkjen.The order of service for the ordination and consecration is here.She was seated the next day in Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis.Baskerville-Burrows was elected in October by the clergy and lay leaders of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis to lead 48 congregations that comprise nearly 10,000 Episcopalians in central and southern Indiana. She succeeds Waynick, who led the Diocese of Indianapolis for 20 years and was one of the first female bishops in the Episcopal Church.“Sitting at the crossroads of America, this diocese has a special call to bring healing, hope and love to a world that is too often fearful, hurting and polarized,” Baskerville-Burrows said before her election. “I see the Diocese of Indianapolis as an inclusive community of hope bearing the light of Jesus Christ to central and southern Indiana and the world.”Before her work in Chicago, Baskerville-Burrows was rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Syracuse, New York, where she also served as Episcopal chaplain at Syracuse University. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Smith College, a master’s degree in historic preservation planning from Cornell University and a master of divinity from Church Divinity School of the Pacific. She and her husband, Harrison, met at her ordination to the priesthood in 1998 and were married in 2003. They have a son, Timothy, age 6, who is a kindergarten student at St. Richard’s Episcopal School in Indianapolis.Previous ENS coverage of the historic weekend is here. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Robert Cromey says: May 3, 2017 at 7:44 am I agree with Kilty Maoris and I’m sure many others (including not a few women!) do as well even though in today’s political climate they feel intimidated from speaking out. Press Release Service House of Bishops Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest May 2, 2017 at 5:13 pm makes me HAPPY & PROUD. blessings, Bishop Jennifer! Cathedral Dean Boise, IDlast_img read more

Pound Ridge House / Tsao & McKown Architects

first_img Project Manager, Architecture:Jonathan HooverProject Manager, Interior Design:Richard RhodesProject Manager:Jack TrumanConsulting Engineer M/E/P:CES EngineersProject And Cost Manager:Gardiner and Theobold Inc.Lighting Consultant:WALD Studio, LLCWindow Manufacturer:Quantum Windows & DoorsSpecification Services:CSIArchitects In Charge:Calvin Tsao, Zack McKownProject Management:Gardiner & TheobaldCost Management:Gardiner & TheobaldCity:Pound RidgeCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Simon UptonRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. We designed this rural retreat for an aging couple, for whom we had designed two residences prior. Working at every scale of the project, including the architecture, interiors, custom furniture, and landscaping, we had the opportunity to fully address the needs of this long-term client with whom we have worked intimately over the course of twenty years.Save this picture!© Simon UptonWith full awareness of how they live, work, and entertain, we conceived the furnishings simultaneously with the architecture.  The site is 30 acres, and house’s enclosed area is 2,900 square feet.Save this picture!Floor PlanInspired by traditional Japanese architecture, the house is formed of exposed timber construction which reduces the need for interior walls and opens the plan. The natural beauty of the crafted timber structure was enhanced through flaming to express the wood grain, and to naturally darken its surfaces to recede from view as it frames the floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the gardens and surrounding woods.Save this picture!© Simon UptonWithin the open plan, variations of proportion and light produce subtle rhythmic effects. Wooden slats direct views and cast patterns of shadow and light while screening certain windows for privacy. Two custom bronze chimneys hang from the ceiling in the centers of the living and sleeping areas, thereby maintaining views across interior spaces to the outside while defining areas of comfort and warmth around their hearths.Save this picture!SectionsThe house takes advantage of passive environmental approaches such as natural ventilation and light. In addition to the expansive sliding glass doors and windows, the design incorporates smaller floor-to-ceiling operable wooden panels for additional means of regulating ventilation.Save this picture!© Simon UptonRadiant geothermal heating and cooling help to achieve an energy efficient design despite the openness of the house and expanses of glass.Save this picture!© Simon UptonTwo large asymmetrically shaped skylights were designed to optimize seasonal patterns of sunlight. Additionally, sustainable and low-energy materials were used throughout the house, most notably the timber frame construction made of local wood.Save this picture!© Simon UptonThe home sits upon a glacial rock ledge on which the home’s foundation and timber construction are set. All excavated stone was reused in the gardens and landscape. To reduce the house’s footprint on the land, the exterior spaces are permeable softscapes that capture runoff water: wooden platforms, natural grasses, and recycled gravel. All plantings used in the landscaping are native species, except for one bonsai tree that was purchased at a nearby nursery.Save this picture!© Simon UptonDesigning for social as well as environmental sustainability, the house is located on one floor, a conscious decision to accommodate the couple as they age. There are no steps to enter the house – a gentle ramp from the driveway to the front door is designed to ADA standards.Project gallerySee allShow lessUrban Forestry: A Call for Action by Stefano Boeri ArchitettiCall for SubmissionsCamões House / Pedro Ferreira Architecture StudioSelected Projects Share Projects Contractor: Geotechnical Engineer: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Pound Ridge House / Tsao & McKown ArchitectsSave this projectSavePound Ridge House / Tsao & McKown Architects ArchDaily Prutting & Co. 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Area:  2900 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Simon Upton+ 29 Share “COPY” Manufacturers: ALT for Living, Goss & Goss, J Pauwels LLC, Massage Table upholstery by Sawkille, McGuire Axial, Mecox Gardens, Ofuro, Shibui Inc.,, Soumac collection design, T&M-, T&M-designed, Pound Ridge House / Tsao & McKown Architects Robert Silman Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Year:  2016 Photographs Photographs:  Simon Upton Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeTsao & McKown ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPound RidgeUnited StatesPublished on December 26, 2017Cite: “Pound Ridge House / Tsao & McKown Architects ” 26 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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THE INTERNS: High school students participate in PCEDC program

first_img Fourteen students from the four high schools in Pike County are participating in the Student Internship Program offered by the Pike County Economic Development Corporation.Dana Sanders, program director, said this is the third year for the program that is designed to give high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to gain work experience prior to graduation.“The focus of the Pike County Economic Development Student Internship Program is to work with local schools and businesses to prepare a qualified work force,” Sanders said. Messenger photo/Jaine TreadwellThe Pike County Economic Development Corporation’s Student Internship Program has accepted 14 students from the four local high schools. The students will be working at businesses around town during the fall term. Fall 2017 interns are: Jasmine Armstrong, Abbie Barron, Ventillio Brown, Tucker Earles, Jenson Garrett, Jordan Grice, Nelsey Leverette, Cassisi McKinney, Matthew Morrow, Elijah Newson, Avery Kinson, Abigail Salmon, Jaicee Todd, and Anna Yancey. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration THE INTERNS: High school students participate in PCEDC program Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author 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 HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 The students gain real-world experience in their chosen field as the businesses make an investment in their community.”Sanders said the student workers do some of the entry-level work and that frees employees for other tasks.“This year, we have students from all four of our local high schools,” Sanders said. Published 3:00 am Saturday, August 26, 2017 “The students are required to work 145 hours during each term, fall and spring. That works out to 10 to 12 hours a week,” Sanders said. “Their time at work is scheduled around their classes and their base pay is minimum wage.”The Student Internship Program has received high marks from both the students and their employers. The partnership among the PCEDC, the local schools and the business community is an example of how communities work together to provide opportunities that benefit all entities, Sanders said. “The Student Internship Program would not have succeeded without the support of our local businesses,” Sanders said. “We greatly appreciate their support and the participation of our local schools. We have high hopes for the Student Internship Program to continue. We look forward to seeing it grow and succeed.”center_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Troy man charged with attempt to burglarize occupied home A Troy man was arrested Tuesday on a charge of second-degree burglary for allegedly attempting to burglarize an occupied residence… read more Sponsored Content Latest Stories Print Article “We greatly appreciate Dr. Mark Bazzell of Pike County Schools and Rebecca Baggett of Pike Liberal Arts Schools for their continued support of this program. They both have been involved since the program was initiated in 2016.  We welcomed Troy City Schools this year. All four of our local high schools are well represented in this program and I am excited about the opportunities for growth in this program.”Participation in the PCEDC Student Internship Program is through an application process. “Students must complete an application, write an essay and participate in an interview,” Sanders said. Good conduct in school is also a requirement.Once students are accepted into the program, all efforts are made to partner them with a business that suits his or her interest. By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Likelast_img read more

National School Walkout: Everything to know about the upcoming event to end gun violence

first_imgKaren Ducey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Thousands of students across the country will come together next week to rally against school gun violence — an event the teenage organizers hope will empower students to continue their momentum in a push for common-sense gun reform.The event — called the National School Walkout — focuses on high schools and will take place on April 20; the anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, where two students opened fire in 1999, killing 12 of their fellow students and a teacher.Who is participating?The event was organized by 16-year-old Lane Murdock, a sophomore at Ridgefield High School in Connecticut, along with three of her classmates.More than 2,000 events are registered across the country, with at least one in every state and several globally, according to the organizers. When will it start?The walkout begins at 10 a.m. in each local time zone.When students head outside, they will first take part in 13 seconds of silence to honor the 13 people killed at Columbine High School. Then the format of the walkout is up to each school. Lane told ABC News she proposes that schools incorporate open mics, guest speakers and voter registration. She said some students plan to write letters to those in communities impacted by school shootings. But this event differs in one major way from last month’s nationwide school walkout, which was held on March 14, one month after the shooting at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 students and staff.The March 14 walkout officially lasted for 17 minutes to mark the 17 lives lost. After the 17 minutes, many students returned to their classrooms. The April 20 walkout, however, is set to last from 10 a.m. until the end of the school day.“This is a problem that needs to be addressed longer than 17 minutes,” Lane explained.“As a student who can’t vote, you don’t have a lot of power. But what you have that’s powerful is your voice, your thoughts, but also your attendance. And leaving for longer than 17 minutes, leaving and breaking up that schedule that all American students have every day is how you get people to pay attention,” Lane said. What inspired the walkout?Lane said the walkout comes as a direct response to the Stoneman Douglas massacre, because her first reaction to the February shooting was numbness. “We live in a kind of desensitized country” when it comes to school shootings, she said. “After reflecting on my own lack of emotion, seeing how wrong our country is, the fact that this keeps on happening. I felt so helpless. I knew I needed to do something.”“I started to think to myself, ‘What can I do to change the narrative?’” Lane said. “But also, ‘What can I do to give people who maybe don’t have as much time on their hands as I do, to give them that power?’”Three of Lane’s classmates are leading the National School Walkout with her, including Grant Yaun, a 17-year-old junior.Grant said he was an 11-year-old sixth grader at the time of the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, which is near Ridgefield.That shooting, which killed 20 children and six teachers, was the first time he said he was aware of the realities of school violence and “how disturbing these kinds of things were.” But in the six years since then, Grant said, the “onslaught of shootings” has made him more desensitized, so he also didn’t have a strong first reaction to the Stoneman Douglas shooting. But “after some reflection,” he said, he felt “it was time for something to change.” What is the goal? Lane and Grant said they hope the walkout will build momentum for common sense gun reform, like bump stock bans and universal background checks. They also want the event to empower students across the country and increase the turnout of young voters at the November midterm elections.”“The walkout is an event designed to create friction, put some energy into the discussion and it’s almost a show of force,” Grant told ABC News. “We’re not going to be silenced or ignored.” Grant said the “overall reception” from school administrators across the country to their nearly all-day walkout “is relatively neutral or positive.”“Resistance does exist,” he said, but “thankfully it seems at least the majority — however slim the majority may be — of schools are at least friendly to the event or have accepted it’s going to happen whether they sanction it or not, and have made moves to accommodate.” In Maryland, Washington County Public Schools Superintendent Boyd Michael said at a listening session last week that students would be considered truant if they walk out, according to the Herald-Mail Media, the website for the local Herald-Mail newspaper and HMTV6 cable news channel.But Michael added that “discipline would vary depending on students’ specific actions,” the Herald-Mail Media reported.“We’ll continue to work with student government and students,” Michael said at the listening session, according to Herald-Mail Media. “We want them to share their ideas and their concerns with us, but we can’t have a situation where we’re disrupting the natural school flow or the natural school environment.”He didn’t immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.But to the student organizers, disrupting the school day is an important part of the walkout. “When you get rid of the routine, you show them this is a cause that we care about. We’re changing how we’re doing things and voicing our opinions,” Lane said.“This will not be a day off,” Lane continued, stressing that students worked hard to organize these walkouts for their communities. “This is something [organizers and participants] should be proud of because they are putting themselves in the narrative and they are changing it to one that is proactive.”“This walkout isn’t the end,” Grant said. “It’s kind of a start, actually. We’ve rolled out a chapter-based organization to capture the momentum of the walkout, to capture that raw energy as it kind of reaches this peak, and focus it and allow it to carry the movement on until November [midterm elections].” Lane and Grant said these chapters — of which there are already 150 — hand over the control to students across the U.S. who know their communities.“Students enrolled in their local chapters will plan the walkouts and follow through with the walkouts and then transition into a school club type organization — not necessarily sanctioned by the school,” Grant said. “Then the chapter-based organizations will meet regularly to: ‘A.’ Get young people who are eligible to vote [by this November] registered. And ‘B.’ Get young people interested in politics and remove any sense of fear or apprehension from it, or just general confusion, and to raise political awareness.”Grant, who will be too young to vote this November, admitted that does create some frustration, but he added, “I feel I’ll have done more than a single vote for myself ever could, just by helping organize this.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Buenas dias, Bolton

Buenas dias, BoltonOn 1 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. TheLa Tasca chain of tapas bars has taken its Spanish employees through a cultureshock to establish a fine set of training practices and win an IIP award.Stephanie Sparrow reports LaTasca tapas bars exude Mediterranean warmth. Here the feelgood factor is servedup with fresh ingredients by handsome, raven-haired staff. Gypsy music plays inthe background and Spanish conversation predominates.Thiscould be Seville, or Barcelona – but it isn’t. It’s Bolton, or any one of 12other locations across the UK from Glasgow to Portsmouth where English founderand managing director Neil Gatt is making his mark.Therapidly growing chain prides itself on its authentic tapas, cosy interiordesign and genuine Spanish staff – who comprise 80 per cent of the workforce.The concept started in Bolton where the head office remains.Recruitmentis done through Spanish communities in England, English universities, and personalrecommendation. They are supplemented by workers from the Spanish resorts outof season. There is also a small raft of English students of foreign languages.Thestudent element adds some transience to the workforce, but operations directorMary McLaughlin and training and human resources manager Nigel Whitworth haveworked hard to establish a bank of training expertise which runs mutually intwo languages and is available to everybody – no matter what their status.CustomerserviceFromjoining the chain two years ago Whitworth has set up training systems, acustomer service initiative known as Winning Ways, seen through the successfulattainment of Investors in People, built up a series of competencies for allpositions and cascaded training techniques through the manager and supervisors.Thisis sophisticated stuff for the hospitality sector, which has long battledagainst a poor image in people development, but seems doubly so for the Spanishstaff.Manyare familiar with family businesses and new to formal training schemes andMcLaughlin admits to noticing “a bit of a culture shock” among those who havecome from Spain.Talkingto McLaughlin and Whitworth gives a clear idea of what it’s like to be at thecross-cultural coalface as they fit Spanish style into an English framework.Whitworth meets the challenge head-on with an armoury of visual aids and experttranslators. Forexample, first stop in a career with La Tasca is the induction process.Whitworth has developed a bilingual A3 presenter that manages to be humorous,with colourful illustrations, and yet still packs in serious information suchas health and safety instructions. Thepresenter is backed up by a bilingual foundation manual set around keycompetencies and quarterly reviews, known in La Tasca as “job chats”.“Inductionis a big thing to us. We get through at the induction that La Tasca is allabout atmosphere and experience, standards of service, our commitment toInvestors in People,” says Whitworth.“Wesay that this is our no-quibble guarantee – we will give you a good induction,on-the-job training and off-the-job training no matter how long you are goingto stay with us.”Goodbusiness senseWhitworth,who had clocked up 10 years’ experience with the Hotel and Catering TrainingCompany before joining La Tasca in 1999, understands that good coaching is goodbusiness sense.“Wewant to give our customers a good experience and the only way we can do that isby training and developing our staff, no matter how long they will stay withus,” he says. Hehas tackled customer service with an eight-module initiative which he calls“Winning Ways”. Fora new Spanish waiter, with a background in family restaurants, who has perhapsnever thought of customer service as a formalised concept, merely an instinct,this is can be a surprise.  YetLa Tasca is wary of becoming too standardised, which brings inevitableovertones of any large American restaurant company.“It’snot about being a UK restaurant and saying ‘have a nice day’, says Whitworth,“it’s about being subtle and marrying both cultures together.”Theeight modules in Winning Ways incorporate teamwork, attentiveness, self-esteem,efficiency, complaint handling, up-selling, dealing with parties and copingwith conflict.Whitworthis candid that some modules have a more natural fit with the Spanishpersonality than others. For example the La Tasca version of estima selfarefers to self-awareness and also how attitude affects the relationship withthe customers.“It’sreally about saying you have a lot of that, let’s build on it, whereas othermodules we run, like complaint handling, have a procedure which has to betalked through. We say let’s see what we can do for the customer. It’s about abalance really,” says Whitworth.Hereinforces the Winning Ways modules with in-house videos. These were producedand put together on-site for La Tasca at a cost of £10,000 – some of which wascontributed by local Tecs.“Weused our own staff instead of actors,” says McLaughlin. “We felt that this wouldhelp everyone buy into the message a lot better and the auditions were greatteambuilding and morale-boosting exercises.” FamiliarfacesAndusing familiar faces and locations (the La Tasca restaurants themselves) helpedthe Spanish staff overcome any sense of alienation.  “Wegave the staff who were in it their own copy of the video as well, for theirpersonal portfolios,” he says. Theonly cross-cultural training exercise that La Tasca hasn’t attempted wholesaleis to implement NVQs. There are two reasons: vocational qualifications aren’tpart of the Spanish culture and because they can take up to two years thestudent might not be around to complete.“However,we have our own competency-based system of ‘being trained, observed and fullycompetent’,” says Whitworth. “Perhaps the Hospitality Award Body couldrecognise what La Tasca does and joint certificate it up.”Olé– be brave and bilingual Whitworthhas these top tips for training across nationalities:– Language needn’t be a barrier. Use visual aids such as charts and monitorsbecause a picture paints a thousand words.– Analogies such as football are understood by all nationalities and areespecially good for teamwork.– If you need a translator, use a professional. Employing an outsidereliminates arguments among staff about regional dialects and variances. – Interactive exercises will always get an outcome. Once people are familiarwith the exercises they normally take the over and run them in their ownlanguage. 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Individual variation in the duration of pregnancy and birth date in Antarctic fur seals: the role of environment, age, and sex of fetus

first_imgThe duration of 506 pregnancies in Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazelld) was measured 1983–1993. On average, pregnancy lasted 359 days, with a range of 340–390 days, representing 20% of the period of post-implantation fetal growth. Pregnancy was longest and birth dates latest in years associated with reduced availability of food. Sex of fetus and birth mass had no effect on the duration of pregnancy or date of birth. However, dates of parturition tended to be consistent within individuals.last_img

Mafic dike swarms in the South Shetland Islands volcanic arc: Unravelling multiepisodic magmatism related to subduction and continental rifting

first_imgEight groups of mafic dikes and related high-level stocks cut Triassic accretionary complex and Mesozoic magmatic arc formations on Livingston Island. Some are affected by silicic/sericitic alteration, related to Cretaceous hydrothermal activity, and propylitic/epidosite alteration, analogous to that in ocean floor sheeted dikes. Alteration was accompanied by major and trace element metasomatism. Ar-Ar analysis of the freshest rocks indicates five intrusive events, some of which are unexpectedly young. Groups 1–3 were intruded in the mid to late Cretaceous (∼108–74 Ma) and were coeval with the calc-alkaline arc. Between 70 and 50 Ma, relatively rapid and oblique plate convergence led to strike-slip tectonism and a pause in magmatism. At ∼52 Ma, orthogonal, slow convergence resulted in extensional faulting and emplacement of calc-alkaline (group 2) and primitive tholeiitic dikes (groups 4–6) between 51 and 45 Ma. Extension of Antarctic Peninsula-southern South American crust culminated in emplacement of mafic to intermediate, medium-grained plutons and group C porphyries between 44 and 36 Ma. Localized hydrothermal flow along fault zones resulted in partial to complete argon loss from nearby Cretaceous lavas and Ar-Ar reset ages of ∼40 Ma in mid-Cretaceous hydrothermal K-feldspar. Primitive olivine basalts (group D) and epithermal carbonate veins (31–29 Ma) were emplaced during along-arc extension accompanying the opening of Drake Passage and Powell Basin. Excess argon occurs in two forms: strongly held in melt? inclusions in the primitive tholeiites and weakly held in some secondary alteration. There is no radiometric evidence, in the area studied, for magmatism related to late Cenozoic subduction, nor to the Pleistocene-Recent opening of the back arc Bransfield rift.last_img read more

Prime competition hots up as Fine & Country makes a land grab in London

first_imgUpmarket estate agency Fine & Country is making an aggressive play to take a larger share of the UK’s prime property market, which includes some 12,300 sales every year worth £38 billion.The agency has claimed that it is now within the top ten for homes sold over £1 million and rapidly making progress in London where it has only recently gained whole-market coverage.Fine & Country has a battle on its hands, nevertheless. Brands such as Savills, Hamptons International, Strutt & Parker and Knight Frank have had a vice-like grip on the prime market for decades and are unlikely to give it up without a fight. And the firm also currently lacks a full-time CEO after David Lindley unexpectedly quit the role back in June.The estate agency, which has over 200 licenced operators across the UK, says research by data firm TwentyCI covering the 12 months reveals that it has moved up ten places in the London prime property sales rankings.Astonishing“Considering it is a year’s worth of data and Fine & Country’s growth in London has happened in the past three months, it makes the change that much more astonishing,” says Daniel Harrington (left), London and International Head of Growth for Fine & Country.“The rapid growth in London licensees has propelled us ten positions which is remarkable considering the short time frame in which it has happened,” he adds.“If our rate of growth in London continues to sustain its current levels, we will be among the top ten agents in the capital in less than a year.”The company claims the growth is down to more licensees being signed up, the booming market, the firm’s international network and its appeal to agents who want to add a prime operation to their business.fine and country Daniel Harrington knight frank Strutt & Parker Savills October 15, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Prime competition hots up as Fine & Country makes a land grab in London previous nextAgencies & PeoplePrime competition hots up as Fine & Country makes a land grab in LondonFirm says it expect to be one of the capital’s top ten agencies for sales over £1 million next year, a position it already holds outside London.Nigel Lewis15th October 202001,420 Viewslast_img read more

Hoosiers Should Pay Attention To Mail From The State Department Of Revenue

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare DOR Commissioner Adam Krupp, in a press release on Monday, implored Hoosiers to not ignore the letters.“If you receive mail from DOR, please do not ignore it,” Krupp said. “I assure you, ignoring correspondence will not make it disappear. There are countless examples of unfortunate situations involving financial penalties that resulted from simply ignoring our mail. Remember, DOR contacts customers by U.S. mail first, so it is imperative that everyone opens and responds to each notice sent.”The DOR stated that the letters usually are asking for additional information so that they can process tax returns. If a recipient of one of these letters doesn’t respond in a timely manner, the tax returns will stay unprocessed, which means penalties and interest owed for the person who is getting the tax return.The DOR also wants to warn Indiana residents that if they receive a phone call from someone claiming to be in the DOR, then it is a scam. The department only sends information out through the U.S. mail service.If anyone has questions about scammers or the information in the letters, call the DOR’s customer service at (317) 232-2240 between 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday.FOOTNOTE: is a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.Print Friendly, PDF & Email Hoosiers Should Pay Attention To Mail From The State Department Of RevenueJuly 22, 2019 Staff ReportTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Revenue is advising Hoosiers to always check their letters because they might not know what’s inside.The DOR wants people to make sure that they check letters that come from the department because they usually contain either a tax refund check or a request for more information.last_img read more

New Dune to Replace Ocean View in Front of Beachfront Grill

first_imgBy Donald WittkowskiIt appears that the tiny, shack-like North End Beach Grill perched just steps from the ocean will be losing its gorgeous views of the water.In a legal fight over valuable beach property, Ocean City has used its power of eminent domain to acquire an easement in front of the restaurant to build up its dune line.“The city has taken the easement by eminent domain – though we’re still in court to determine compensation value to the owners,” city spokesman Doug Bergen said in a statement. “Once the case is settled, we will proceed with building a dune and planting dune grass.”The city wanted the easement so that it could fill in a gap in the otherwise continuous barrier of dunes that protects the north end of town. The opening in the dunes is directly in front of the restaurant.The nearly uninterrupted line of dunes helps to shield the oceanview homes lining Beach Road from storms. Amid the cluster of luxury houses stands the North End Beach Grill, a low-slung white building located amazingly close to the ocean.Last October, while the city was still trying to acquire the easement, Bergen said the grill’s owners wanted to maintain unobstructed views of the water from the restaurant, which explains the gap in the dune system there. He did not identify the owners.Currently, there is an unobstructed view of the beach and ocean in front of the restaurant.Bergen gave no indication that the city wants to acquire the restaurant itself, just the easement needed for completion of the dune barrier. Eminent domain gives government the power to seize private property for a public purpose.As it waits to take final possession of the easement and build the dune, the city has contingency plans to enhance the protective berm next to the restaurant in advance of any major storms, Bergen said.The legal fight over the easement occurred at the same time that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was undertaking an $11.5 million project last fall to rebuild the storm-battered beaches in the northern tip of the island.The city’s 50-year agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers for beach replenishment in the north end never included dune construction or maintenance. Separately, that is the city’s responsibility, Bergen said.The replenishment project added 1.3 million cubic yards of new sand between Seaspray Road and 12th Street, an area that includes Beach Road. New sand also helped to restore the depleted dunes near Fifth and 10th streets.Besides the aesthetic value of having wide, powdery beaches, the city also benefited from the replenishment project by creating a bigger barrier of sand to protect homes, businesses, the Boardwalk and roads from the ocean’s storm surge.Before it gains final possession of the easement and builds the dune, the city plans to reinforce the protective berm surrounding the restaurant. Using eminent domain, the city has acquired an easement in front of the North End Beach Grill to extend the dune line.last_img read more