Irish Heart Foundation appoint new head of fundraising

first_img  44 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 April 2008 | News Irish Heart Foundation appoint new head of fundraising The Irish Heart Foundation, one of Ireland’s biggest health charities, has appointed a new head of fundraising to take over from long-time postholder, Ruth Findlater. Aidan Stacey joins the Foundation from the Dublin Simon Community where he was head of fundraising and communications.Before Dublin Simon, Aidan’s background was in the commercial sector where he was Commercial Manager for the Tropicana brand. He previously worked with the National Safety Council and SMS Marketing.Ruth Findlater will work alongside Aidan for several months before retiring from the Foundation. The Irish Heart Foundation receives most of its funding from donations from the public. A small share of funding is received from the Government.www.irishheart.ie AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

Community sponsorship scheme launches to help refugees

first_imgCommunity sponsorship scheme launches to help refugees 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.  80 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Tagged with: community foundations refugees sponsorship The Home Secretary and the Archbishop of Canterbury have launched schemes to encourage community groups to sponsor a refugee family, and help individuals support refugees in their area.The full community sponsorship scheme aims to help community groups including charities, faith groups, churches and businesses support resettled refugees in the UK.Sponsoring organisations must have status as either a registered charity or community interest company, the consent of the local authority in which they wish to operate, and a comprehensive plan for resettlement in order to apply for the scheme. The Home Office will consider all offers of sponsorship and check that they have the agreement of the relevant local authority.Sponsors will provide housing for the refugee family, as well as helping them to integrate into life in the UK, access medical and social services, arranging English language tuition and supporting them towards employment and self-sufficiency.Lambeth Palace is the first community group to be approved to receive a refugee family and the government is working with a number of prospective sponsors and local authorities to enable their participation.An online service has also been developed to make it easier for members of the public to support refugees in their area by helping local authorities communicate the goods and services that are required.This scheme is initially being piloted in nine local authorities including Cambridge, Lambeth, and Wiltshire, and has been designed to enable local authorities to specify the type of donations they most require to support refugees in their area.Users can select from a range of options for donations, including goods such as baby equipment and clothes, group and cultural outings and the use of vacant housing that must be self-contained and available for a period of at least 12 months.Offers of help can be made by members of the public across the country. In non-pilot areas these will be considered centrally by the Home Office before being passed on to local authorities, and further local authorities will be added to the online service in the coming months.The schemes have been launched as part of the government’s commitment to resettle thousands of the most vulnerable refugees in the UK. In September 2015 the government pledged to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees via the Syrian vulnerable persons resettlement (VPR) scheme.The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, said:“This is a ground-breaking new development for resettlement in the UK and I wholeheartedly encourage organisations that can help to offer their support. I hope that this new approach will help bring communities together and support these often traumatised and vulnerable families as they rebuild their lives, and contribute to and thrive in our country.”  79 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Melanie May | 18 August 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18last_img read more

Letterkenny third most overcrowded hospital in country today

first_img Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Previous articleDoherty says Irish government could use European Investment Bank to source A5 fundingNext articleUK Border Force apologises for City of Derry delays admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest By admin – August 27, 2014 Facebook Twitter There are 17 people on trolleys and a further 8 ‘in wards’ in Letterkenny General Hospital today.The latest figures released by the Irish Nurse and Midwives Organisation show Letterkenny General as the third most overcrowded hospital in the country.Beaumont Hospital has topped the INMO’s figures with 36 patients on trolleys and ‘in wards’, while University Hospital Limerick is next with 31 patients.Letterkenny General and Mater Misericordia University Hospital both have a total of 25. Google+ Pinterest Google+center_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Letterkenny third most overcrowded hospital in country today WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebook 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Council wants special initiative to finish works on Kirkstown Road

first_imgNews Council wants special initiative to finish works on Kirkstown Road Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Letterkenny Town Council has asked officials to investigate how works on the Kirkstown Road at Ballymacool can be completed.Cllr Ciaran Brogan says while important work was done last year, it’s not been completed, and the road is now in a dangerous state because of an increase in traffic in the area.He says finishing the work is now more important than ever, and he’s looking forward to an early report from the manager and his staff………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/cbrog.mp3[/podcast] 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – September 15, 2010 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articlePublic meeting held to discuss Ballyshannon jobs crisisNext articleAlmost 2,200 Donegal students getting Junior Cert results today News Highland last_img read more

[DEBATE] [Judiciary During Lockdown] Need For Judicial Restraint During Pandemic

first_imgColumns[DEBATE] [Judiciary During Lockdown] Need For Judicial Restraint During Pandemic B V Acharya3 April 2020 11:50 PMShare This – xCorona Virus (COVID 19) has engulfed the World into an unprecedented crisis forcing most of the countries to enforce lockdown which appears to be the only option to control and contain spread of this dreaded virus. In India also this disease has spread to most parts of the country. More than 40 deaths are reported and there are over 2000 people who have tested positive. Large number…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginCorona Virus (COVID 19) has engulfed the World into an unprecedented crisis forcing most of the countries to enforce lockdown which appears to be the only option to control and contain spread of this dreaded virus. In India also this disease has spread to most parts of the country. More than 40 deaths are reported and there are over 2000 people who have tested positive. Large number of suspects are expected to come for tests and treatment in the coming days. With the result, the Centre and the State authorities are working overnight not only to prevent spread of the virus but also to provide necessary facilities for testing and treatment of the suspects in large numbers. People of the country are grateful to the team of Doctors, Nurses and other para-medical staff for their sacrifice and dedicated service to the nation. As a consequence of total lockdown announced by the Government, the courts in the country have also followed suit and almost all the courts in the country have been closed down. However arrangements have been made for hearing of extremely urgent cases, particularly in Supreme Court and the High Courts. Though in the normal course, in an emergent situation like this, it is the executive (both Central Government and the State government) as well as local bodies which have to take necessary action not only to prevent spread of disease, but also to provide necessary facilities for testing and treatment of patients in hospitals, in view of the concept of PIL (Public Interest Litigation) conceived by the Higher judiciary in the country, Often people rush to the constitutional courts for redressel of their grievances by way of PIL with expectation of quick relief. It cannot be disputed that during the past few years, large section of the people have benefited vastly because of the intervention of the courts in PIL. However there is also widespread criticism that this provision of PIL has been misused in large number of cases and these adverse comments are not without basis. It is also believed in legal circles that the superior courts in dealing with PILs have many a times acted in excess of their jurisdiction quite often virtually trespassing into the area specially reserved for the other two organs of the Government viz executive and the legislative (vide 2008 (1) SCC page 683 and AIR 2005 SC page 540). This is not the time or context to analyze the merits or demerits of their rival contentions. The object of writing this article is to impress upon the concerned to avoid filing of frivolous PILs, when the country is facing a grave crisis. The concerned authorities are working overtime to prevent spread of the disease and give relief to the patients. In doing so it has become necessary to take some stringent measures to restraint the movement of people. At least in some cases persuasive methods and appeals have not yielded desired result. Many people are seen flouting the restrictions with impunity. It is found that though the courts are closed for normal functioning, Constitutional courts are working few days a week to hear extremely urgent matters. However it seems some social activists and lawyers do not appear to appreciate the limited scope for courts to intervene in matters of certain restrictions placed as also providing facilities for test and treatment etc., Some of the High Courts also do not seems to appreciate the problems of the executive who have to tackle complex problems of multifarious facets with limited resources and man power with necessary qualifications. It is seem that large number of writ petitions are filed in different High Courts and several directions are issued. No doubt these directions are issued bonafide and for the benefit of the public. But the question is, are all these directions capable of implementation? Should not the courts generally leave it to the authorities to deal with situation? After all it cannot be assumed all the judges have expertise or special qualification to deal with several issues which arise for decision in a given situation. I am not on the question whether it is legally permissible for the courts to go on issuing directions on matters exclusively within the purview of the executive. The point I am trying to make out is that the High Courts while dealing with cases at the present moment should exercise utmost restraint and intervene only when it is absolutely necessary for prevent travesty of justice. The courts cannot be blind to the prevailing situation of emergency. Every person in authority should spend all his time and energy to face the problem and not waste time to appear before courts to justify or explain alleged acts of commission and omission. Utmost support and co-operation between the judiciary and executive is the need of the hour. I recall the following statement of Justice Stone “while unconstitutional exercise of power by the executive and the legislative branches of the Government, is subject to judicial restraint, the only check upon our exercise of power is our own sense of self restraint”. This statement was made dealing with the situations in normal times, But here we are in an emergency and hence the above statement is more relevant now. It is a matter of satisfaction that the Supreme court of India has been exercising caution and restraint in dealing with matters at the present moment and it is the fond that hope that the High courts will follow the example set by the Supreme Court. The intervention by the courts should be to help the authorities to face the problem and not to create new ones.Views Are Personal Only(Author is a Senior Advocate and Former Advocate General of Karnataka) Next Storylast_img read more

Is Arbitration A Never-Ending Merry-Go-Round?

first_imgColumnsIs Arbitration A Never-Ending Merry-Go-Round? M Dutta11 May 2020 1:53 AMShare This – xIn McDermott International Inc. versus Burn Standard Co. Ltd.1, the Supreme Court in some manner without adequate diagnosis, explanation or reasoning held – “The court cannot correct errors of the arbitrators. It can only quash the award leaving the parties free to begin the arbitration again if it is desired.” Consequently, a few pertinent questions arise – i) What is the role of a…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn McDermott International Inc. versus Burn Standard Co. Ltd.1, the Supreme Court in some manner without adequate diagnosis, explanation or reasoning held – “The court cannot correct errors of the arbitrators. It can only quash the award leaving the parties free to begin the arbitration again if it is desired.” Consequently, a few pertinent questions arise – i) What is the role of a Court while deciding objections against an Award under Section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996?, ii) Is it limited and confined only to setting aside an Award? and iii) Is there a difference and distinction between an Award where Claims are allowed as opposed to an Award where Claims are denied? Before we proceed any further let us for easy reference remind ourselves about the purpose of Arbitration. Simply defined, it is an alternate dispute redressal mechanism outside the Sovereign Courts. However, it is expected to meet and comply with all applicable and substantive laws of a Country. The primary purpose and reason being to shift and reduce the ever-increasing burden on Sovereign Courts while providing a quick and expeditious redressal mechanism to litigating Parties in business, commerce, etc. An Award passed by an Arbitrator is open to challenge and further Appeal(s) under Section(s) 34 and 37 of the Act. Though the grounds of challenge are limited, it exists to ensure that an Arbitrator has duly followed the substantive laws of the Country. Consequently, if arbitration is a one-stop, comprehensive and exhaustive adjudicatory process, why cannot the Court “correct errors of the Arbitrator”. Why should the role of the Court be limited to quashing “the Award leaving the Parties free to begin the Arbitration if it is desired”. These questions may be examined from two simple scenarios – a) where a Claim has been awarded and b) where a Claim has been denied by the Arbitrator and both these Award(s) are duly challenged under Section 34 of the Act. Irrespective of whether a Claim has been allowed or denied by the Arbitrator subsequent to a successful challenge under Section 34, Parties post McDermott (Supra) are expected to again commence and restart the entire wheel of arbitration. The Arbitrator would start de-novo proceedings and – a) pass an Award similar to that set-aside, b) reverse the earlier Award by dismissing the Claim(s) and c) pass an entirely new award by allowing some and rejecting the other Claim(s). This second round of de-novo Arbitration would again be open to challenge under Section 34 and subsequent Appeals arising therefrom. The second round could equally meet the fate of the first round, sending the Parties to again another de-novo third round of Arbitration. Especially, since our own Supreme Court has held that a Court “cannot correct errors of the arbitrators” and it could only “quash the award leaving the parties free to begin the arbitration again if so desired”. Consequently, is the clock back to where it began? Are we right in concluding that the process of Arbitration is an infinite merry go round? Is McDermott (Supra) therefore self-defeating and contrary to the very purpose of Arbitration? To avoid such self-defeating consequences and recognizing the fallacy of McDermott (Supra), the Delhi High Court in Union of India vs. Modern Laminators2, after recording – “…if the courts are compelled to only set aside the award and to relegate the parties to second round of arbitration or to pursue other civil remedies we would be not serving the purpose of expeditious/speedy disposal of lis and would be making arbitration as a form of alternative dispute resolution more cumbersome than the traditional judicial process” proceeded to recognise and confer the power to modify an Award within the ambit and expanse of Section 34. Such power to “modify an award” within the ambit of Section 34 has been consistently followed and upheld amongst others in – State of Orissa vs. Samantary Construction Pvt Ltd3, Numaligarh Refinery Ltd vs. Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd.4, Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam Ltd. vs. G. Harish Chandra Reddy and Another5, M/s Poysha Oxygen Pvt Ltd vs. Shri Ashwani Suri and Others6, Union of India vs. Arctic India7 and Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. vs. Tata Projects Ltd.8 Resultantly while exercising jurisdiction under Section 34, a Court is permitted to “modify” an Award and grant such other and further relief(s) that a Court may deem fit “without any elaborate inquiry and on the material already before the arbitrator”. Undoubtedly, it is contrary/violative of McDermott (Supra) since it transcends McDermott’s (Supra) reasoning that a Court “can only quash the award leaving the parties free to begin the arbitration again if it is desired.” The next logical question is- Whether the interference ends with a mere modification or does it proceed even further? The Madras High Court in Ms. G vs Isg Novasoft Technologies Ltd.9 after framing the following questions – i) “Whether in a petition under Section 34, this Court is entitled to modify the award, either by enhancing the amount awarded by the Tribunal or by granting a relief that was rejected by the Tribunal, especially in the light of the express language of Section 34?” and ii) “If the answer to the first question is in the affirmative, whether the petitioner is entitled to the grant of reliefs that were negatived by the Arbitral Tribunal?”, interestingly answered both these questions in the affirmative. After referring to the available case-law including McDermott (Supra) and upon examining similar provisions contained in the arbitration laws of England, the United States, Canada and Singapore it held – “Therefore, in my considered view, the expression recourse to a Court against an arbitral award appearing in Section 34 (1) cannot be construed to mean only a right to seek the setting aside of an Award. Recourse against an Arbitral Award could be either for setting aside or for modifying or for enhancing or for varying or for revising an award”. McDermott (Supra) was distinguished on the premise “Therefore, I do not think that the question raised in this case, is settled by the Supreme Court in McDermott finally”. By definition and judicial interpretation, the Court exercised Appellate powers akin and similar to Section 96 of the Civil Procedure Code. Undoubtedly, it is equally contrary/violative of McDermott (Supra) since it transcends McDermott’s (Supra) reasoning that a Court “can only quash the award leaving the parties free to begin the arbitration again if it is desired.” In another instance, a Single Judge of the Delhi High Court in Bharti Airtel Ltd. vs. Union of India10 while examining concerns similar to those raised herein, held – “In my view, once the parties go to arbitration on a question whether one party is entitled to the monies claimed from the other or not and the arbitral award not finding that party to be entitled to the monies claimed is set aside in exercise of powers under Section 34 of the Arbitration Act, the order of the Court has but to be read as finding the claimant party to be entitled to the monies claimed…”. Expressing further, the Single Judge elaborated – “Once the Court in exercise of power under Section 34 of the Arbitration Act has set aside an arbitral award rejecting a monetary claim, on the ground of the same being against the public policy of India, as the arbitral award in the present case has been set aside, the necessary corollary and inference, in my opinion is that the Court finds the award rejecting the monetary claim to be contrary to law and resultantly finds the monetary claim to be proved/established”. Undoubtedly, by such interpretation the Single Judge has again conferred/read Appellate powers within the ambit of Section 34 quite contrary to the limited power ascribed by McDermott (Supra). Refusing any other interpretation, the Single Judge argued and held- “If it were to be held otherwise, and it were to be held that the order of the Court means nothing more than setting aside the arbitral award (rejecting the monetary claim), it would leave the claimant who applied under Section 34 and succeeded therein, in spite thereof, being left high and dry and without a relief. A litigant litigates not for academic purposes or to score a moral victory but to secure the relief claimed and benefit therefrom. If such a litigant who has secured setting aside “on merits” of the arbitral award (rejecting his monetary claim) is told that he has to start another litigation either by way of suit or arbitration to secure his monetary claim, people will hesitate from incorporating arbitration Clause in the agreements and/or from agreeing to arbitration for the fear of not getting effective relief at the end of the proceedings under the Arbitration Act.” Any other interpretation, the Single Judge warned and cautioned would render and reduce proceedings under Section 34 to an “unending exercise”, where “the lis will never attain finality”. Undoubtedly, it is also contrary/violative of McDermott (Supra) since it transcends McDermott’s (Supra) reasoning that a Court “can only quash the award leaving the parties free to begin the arbitration again if it is desired.” Unfortunately, the aforesaid reasoning did not translate into any declared law, since the Single Judge was bound by McDermott (Supra) and other pronouncements following McDermott (Supra). Consequently, the Single Judge bound by precedents was unable to provide the due relief(s), no matter and “howsoever strange the said result may sound”. Despite the Award refusing the Claim of the Claimant duly set- aside, the Claims of the Claimant were still not awarded to the Claimant. The Claimant is required to pursue yet another round of Arbitration. Consequently, the pursuit and application of McDermott (Supra) presents a hopeless, contradictory and self-defeating eventuality with no end in sight. Parties would indulge in an arbitration that may never end. As apparent, they would be caged in an infinite merry- go- round. On the contrary, if the conclusions propounded in Ms. G (Supra) and Bharti Airtel Ltd (Supra) are accepted and embraced, a Section 34 Court would be empowered and entitled to grant the requisite relief(s), once it sets-aside an Award. It could modify, enhance, vary and revise an Award exercising powers akin to an Appellate Court in such manner it deemed fit. Resultantly, arbitration proceedings would meet and reach a finality allowing Parties to achieve and secure the purpose of their arbitration. If the process of arbitration is to meet and serve the purpose of its enactment, it must necessarily secure and obtain relief to the Parties who have invested their time, energy and money. As rightly argued, a Party does not invoke the arbitration proceedings for academic or superficial reasons but for the obtainment of reliefs and for the enforcement of rights denied to them. The alternate dispute redressal mechanism must respond with the desired result and relief(s) to all those reposing fate, trust, and belief. McDermott (Supra) reduces arbitration to an “unending exercise”, where “the lis will never attain finality”. McDermott (Supra) needs re-consideration. It is contrary to the very purpose of arbitration. The reasoning, logic and rationale propounded in Ms. G vs. Isg Novasoft Technology (Supra) and Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Supra) needs appreciation and acceptance. The cycle has to stop. The merry-go-round must cease. The purposive, expansive and relief oriented conclusion must prevail over the strict, literal and relief evading interpretation. Isn’t law meant to serve and secure? Was it ever meant to be “interminable, time-consuming, complex and expensive court procedures”11 replete with “procedural claptrap”11, that would make “lawyers laugh and legal philosophers weep”11?Views Are Personal Only. BIBLIOGRAPHY 1. McDermott International Inc vs. Burn Standard Co. Ltd. (2006) 11SCC 181. 2. Union of India vs. M/s Modern Laminators Ltd., OMP 103/2005 Dated 20.08.2008. 3. State of Orissa vs. Samantary Construction Pvt. Ltd., Civil Appeal 2991/2007 Dated 11.09.2015 4. Numaligarh Refinery vs. Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd. (2007) 8SCC 446. 5. Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam Ltd. vs. G. Harish Chandra Reddy and Another (2007) 2SCC 720. 6. M/s Poysha Oxygen Pvt. Ltd, vs. Ashwini Suri and Others, OMP 126/ 2001 Dated 30.07.2009. 7. Union of India vs. Arctic India (2007) 4 Arb LR 524 (Bom). 8. Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. vs. Tata Projects Ltd. (2015) 5SCC 682. 9. Ms. G vs. Isg Novasoft Technologies Ltd., (2015) 1MLJ 5. 10. Bharti Airtel Ltd. and Others vs. Union of India 231 (2016) DLT 71. 11. Guru Nanak Foundation vs. Rattan Singh and Sons (1981) 4SCC 634. Next Storylast_img read more

Gardai investigating potential new breakthrough in Mary Boyle disappearance

first_img Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest There could be a potential breakthrough in the Mary Boyle case.It’s after Gardai spoke to two Donegal men who claimed they found a purple cardigan, similar to the one the six-year-old was wearing when she disappeared near Cashelard on March 18, 1977.The men, who were in their teens at the time, claimed they found the cardigan close to Lough Colmcille, about half a mile from where Mary was last seen, during searches for the missing child.The men also say that they thought that the cardigan was seized by Gardai at that time.Journalist with the Irish Star Paul Healy spoke on the Nine til Noon show and says investigating Gardai are taking the matter very seriously.Here’s the interview in full:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/maryboyleinghghfterview-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Facebook Pinterest Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleInsurance company reject compensation claims by Mica homeownersNext article20 people waiting for a bed at Letterkenny University Hospital News Highland Twitter Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – November 29, 2017 Gardai investigating potential new breakthrough in Mary Boyle disappearance Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

The dynamics of covering behaviour in dominant echinoid populations from American and European west coasts

first_imgThe so-called ‘covering behaviour’ of echinoids is known to vary with habitat according to the types of covering items available, but the full extent of the role played by habitat characteristics in this behaviour is not known. Moreover, whether or not different species inhabiting similar environmental conditions and habitats also show similar patterns of this particular behaviour has yet to be investigated. In this study, two prominent west coast echinoid species, Paracentrotus lividus and Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, were examined with respect to covering behaviour and spatial organisation. Populations of both species are found in exposed intertidal zones, occupying boreholes within tidepools. Important similarities were found in the spatial organisation of both species’ populations, with lowest densities in upper shore pools. However, the size distributions of the two populations differed significantly; P. lividus within upper shore pools were significantly larger than those in mid or lower shore pools, whereas S. purpuratus on the lower shore were significantly larger than those at other shore heights. We found significant between-species variability in covering item use, although the number of covering items available at both sites was not significantly different. For example, greater densities of covering items were used by P. lividus than by S. purpuratus. We also found that the percent of echinoid surface area covered varied significantly in space for both species. These data emphasise the complex and multifaceted nature of covering behaviour, but most importantly, they also strongly suggest that habitat characteristics can only partly explain the extent of this behavioural variability amongst echinoid species.last_img read more

Executive Director- HEBCAC

first_img More searches like this Save Executive Program Director for the Materials Science in Extreme Environments University Research An inspirational, optimistic, andinclusive leadership style.Success creating collaborative workenvironments where people from racially and culturally diversebackgrounds shareleadership.The acumen for logic, data analysis,measuring success, and guiding continuousimprovement.A pragmatic agile approach that respectsautonomy, teamwork, and highly ethicalpractice.Leadership presence that engages diverseresidents, community partners, and varied stakeholders throughconfidence, humility, and exceptional interpersonal, listening, andconvening skills.Experience making connections in a diverse andcomplex urbancommunity.The ability to be visionary about EastBaltimore neighborhoods and envision the future ofHEBCAC.Marketing and communication savvy tocultivating nonprofit businessopportunities.Experience working with diverse Boardmembers and developing engaging and effectivegovernance.Experience with nonprofit fiscalmanagement, budgeting, operations, and riskmanagement.Experience building and being accountableto community partners;andA desire to learn and nurture acontinuous learningenvironment.Minimum Qualifications(Required)Master’s degree in relevant fieldrequired.A minimum of ten(10) years of professional experience with progressive seniorleadership responsibility, management, and networking, preferablyin a socially responsible organization, isrequired. 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Raising at least $100,000 from a singledonor or funding source ispreferred.Proficiency usingcurrent computer technology and electronic communications isrequired.HEBCAC offers a competitive salary and benefitspackage.Candidates with diverse backgrounds are encouragedto apply.Johns HopkinsUniversity is an equal opportunity employer and does notdiscriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age,sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, maritalstatus, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevantcriteria.Classified Title:Executive Director- HEBCACWorking Title: Executive Director- HEBCAC​​​​​Role/Level/Range: L/05/LFStarting Salary Range:$92,570 – $127,270 /Commensurate with ExperienceEmployee group: Full TimeSchedule:37.5 hours per weekExempt Status: ExemptLocation:04-MD:School of Medicine CampusDepartment name: 10003261-HEBCAC General AdministrationPersonnel area: School of MedicineThe successfulcandidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employmentbackground check.If you are interested inapplying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University andrequire special assistance or accommodation during any part of thepre-employment process, please contact the HR Business ServicesOffice [email protected] For TTY users, call via MarylandRelay or dial 711.The followingadditional provisions may apply depending on which campus you willwork. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“theflu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns HopkinsInstitutions require all employees who provide ongoing services topatients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have anannual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical orreligious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result intermination of employment.The pre-employmentphysical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, workingwith research subjects, or involving community contact requiresdocumentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles),Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B anddocumentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria,pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of havingtwo (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibodystatus to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests forimmunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in thepre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provideresults of blood tests or immunization documentation from their ownhealth care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseaseswill be given at no cost in our Occupational Healthoffice.Equal OpportunityEmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is theLawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf Facebook Executive Program Director for the Materials Science in Extreme Environments University Research Executive Director, JHU Institute for Assured Autonomy Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Maryland, United States Save Executive Director, JHU Institute for Assured Autonomy Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Assessing the financial health and performanceof each HEBCAC program and developing a short-term sustainabilityplan with an immediate focus on Dee’sPlace.Assessingcompetencies and experience required to build a capable leadershipteam.Cultivating a moreinfluential voice from within community residents about thedirection of HEBCAC.Building goodrelationships with resident leaders in East Baltimore, and fundersand community partners in Baltimore City and the State ofMaryland.Understanding theconnection with the community that HEBCAC is best suited toplay.Working with theBoard of Directors to develop a forward-looking strategicplan.Desired Leadership Experience andAttributesIdeal candidates for this position will align withHEBCAC’s legacy of being grounded in a local community focus andbring a history of professional success in organization building,team building, and resource development. Top candidates will havediverse experience and attributes, with emphasis on thefollowing: Similar jobs GeneralSummary/Purpose:HEBCAC has a terrific opportunity for an energetic,business savvy, entrepreneurial, seasonedexecutiveleader. HEBCAC seeks anExecutive Director who is driven by attracting investment andimproving the quality of life in urban neighborhoods. The newExecutive Director will guide HEBCAC into a successfulfuture. They will build on 25-years of offeringquality community development, youth development, workforcedevelopment, and substance use recovery, assistance to adults ofall ages in East Baltimore.The Organization:Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition(HEBCAC) is a (501)(C)(3) nonprofit community developmentorganization.In 1994 arearesidents played a critical role in the founding of HEBCAC, inpartnership with Baltimore City, State of Maryland, and JohnsHopkins University leaders.Today, the voice of residents is not as present asit was in the past. The Board of Directors would like to see thenext Executive Director proactively rebuild that relationship.HEBCAC’s mission is toprovideeconomic opportunities that support health, thriving households,and neighborhoods in the 220-block area bounded by Edison Highway,Aisquith Street, North Avenue, and Fayette Street. HEBCAC focuseson both physical infrastructure and human capital challengesresidents and neighborhoods are facing.An active volunteer board of directors governsHEBCAC. Board members include residents and representatives fromJohns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Kennedy KriegerInstitute, Baltimore City, and the State of Maryland. HEBCACcurrently employs a professional staff of thirty and has an annualoperating budget in the range of $1.8M.More information is available on the organization’swebsite:https://hebcac.org/ HEBCAC’s Services andProgramsYO! Youth Opportunity:Since 2000,the YO Program has provided comprehensive services to out-of-schoolyouth ages 18 to 24 and moved them to economic independence. YO!maintains an annual enrollment of 350 participants. Over the last19 years, it has served nearly 7000 youth. Committed instructorslead classes so youth can get their high school equivalencycertificates (GEDs) and then connect to high-growth careers. Caringmentors make referrals to supportive social services and offerleadership development opportunities.Annually, an average of 25 youth earns their GEDand 180 youth connect to employment opportunities, including jobreadiness and direct job placement. Hundreds of other youth havemade significant grade level advancements in reading andmath.The Nest: The Nest is a 10-bedcommunity-based Youth Emergency Shelter co-located with HEBCAC’sYouth Opportunity Center. It currently operates 24/7, serving youthages 18-24 with a safe environment from 30 to 90 days, whilenegotiating more permanent housing solutions. Residents also accesssupportive services at YO! including GED instruction, job trainingand placement, mental health counseling, and other services. TheNest accepts referrals from YO! Case Managers and Homeless ServicesProviders via Baltimore City’s Coordinated AccessSystem.Dee’s Place:For 17 years, thisprogram has provided a safe place where people in recovery canengage with peers, drop-in for 12-step meetings, participate in dayprogram activities or receive psychiatric rehabilitative servicesto help reconnect to a healthy community, and stay on the righttrack. Funding to sustain the program is a continuingchallenge.Real Estate Development & PropertyManagement:HEBCAC has been a leader and partner inredeveloping several commercial and residential properties in EastBaltimore.2008 $10 Million – The Harry and JeanetteWeinberg Community Center Project2012 $9 Million –Day Spring Square (for Day Spring RecoveryPrograms)2013-2017 $2.3Million – Northeast Market2016 $5 Million –Sage Center (for Supportive Housing & RecoveryCenter)2017 $4.3 Million –Baltimore Food Enterprise Center2019 $11 Million –Station East Project – Partner in the renovation and rehabilitationof 40-row homes and adjacentpropertiesThe Current Environment forHEBCAC:East Baltimoreis home to more than a dozen active neighborhood associations, manycommitted community leaders, and a network of nonprofitorganizations. There is a diversity of affordable housing and anincreasing number of successful businesses. Johns Hopkins Hospital,Johns Hopkins Medical School, and Kennedy Krieger Institute arevital community institutions.There are also many people who grew up in EastBaltimore, who are thriving professionally, and who have come backto live or work or both to continue improving the community. EastBaltimore is also a community in transition for nearly two decades.Its residents are predominantly African American. Poverty and highrates of addiction and crime areprevalent.The opportunity for HEBCAC to continueas a leading human services provider in this decade depends onseveral strategies. The external strategies include 1) cultivatingthe voice of the community through its residents, 2) expandingvisibility and fundraising in the region, and 3) elevatingneighborhood voices in the public policy arena. The internalstrategy includes 1) achieving operating efficiencies, implementingpractices for financial planning, measuring success, and riskmanagement, 2) working transparently and collaboratively with theBoard of Directors, 3) developing a high-performing staff, and 4)identifying new program opportunities in youth development,workforce development, addictionsrecovery.The Board of Directors is especiallyinterested in exploring program opportunities such asinter-generational initiatives, education support that acceleratesfuture career preparation, more workforce development strategiesand partnerships, and developing a community recreationcenter.Specific Duties &ResponsibilitiesTheExecutive DirectorPosition:HEBCAC is looking for an accomplished organizationleader, builder, and relationship and business developer for itsnext Executive Director.The rightcandidate will be enthusiastic about connecting with residents andstrengthening the position of HEBCAC in East Baltimore, BaltimoreCity, and the region while building a talented professional staffto sustain and grow excellent services. They will demonstratestrong personal integrity, sound business practice, strategicleadership, and a collaborative style that valuespartnering.They will have aproven track record in the design and delivery ofhuman services, fundraising, and marketing. Experience with realestate development and property management is aplus.Essential to this role is extensive cross-sectorexperience forming and maintaining relationships with nonprofit,business, and public sector leaders, and facilitating organizationdevelopment in response to shifting community needs. Since October2019, an Acting Executive Director is leadingHEBCAC.The Executive Director partners with the Board ofDirectors and manages a professional staff to advance HEBCAC’smission. The position oversees the general and day-to-dayoperations. Specific responsibilitiesinclude:Positioning HEBCAC to respond strategically toresidents and other local stakeholders.Engaging withcommunity leaders at all levels of nonprofits, philanthropies,businesses, and government.Hiring, developing,and leading an energetic staff.Creating excitementin the community about HEBCAC’s work and the difference it ismaking.Securing operatingfunds and strengthening HEBCAC’s financial position with new andexpanded revenue sources.Engaging the Boardof Directors in creating a vision, providing leadership, andholding HEBCAC accountable for itscommitments.Deliveringexcellent programs and services, maintaining relationships withfunding sources, and complying with regulatoryauthorities.Developingaccountability systems for monitoring and tracking organizationperformance.Writingorganization and program budgets and operating HEBCAC with abalanced budget.Creating apublic voice for HEBCAC with the support of Board members, staff,and organization partners.See also the Executive Director Job Descriptionavailable separately.The near-termpriorities for the first 12-18 months of the new ExecutiveDirector’s tenure include (not necessarily in priorityorder): Share You need to sign in or create an account to save Johns Hopkins University Twitter School of Medicine -East Baltimore Campus Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Salary Not Specified A minimum of five (five) years of experienceworking with human service, compliance, and regulatory agencies isrequired.PreferredQualificationsHowever, someone with a bachelor’s degree andextensive experience may be considered, and would require a minimumof twelve (12) years closely relatedexperience.Special Knowledge, Skills, andAbilitiesExperience with realestate development and property management is aplus.Experience in intergovernmental affairs at thefederal, state, local, and municipality levels isdesirable.Background in youth and adult education andemployment/workforce development ispreferred. 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Balliol JCR donates to ‘Toilet Twinning’ charity

first_imgBalliol college JCR passed a motion on Sunday pledging to twin one of their loos with another block of toilets in a developing country. The JCR agreed to donate £240 to the clean sanitation charity Tearfund, as part of their ‘Toilet Twinning’ scheme. The College voted on the money specifi cally going towards the building of a toilet block in a displacement camp.Balliol’s decision to twin its toilet follows a similar one taken by Hertford, who already run the scheme. The Toilet Twinning project aims to provide clean water, basic sanitation and hygiene education to the poorest countries in Africa and Asia, in the hope of improving toilet facilities and preventing the spread of disease.Balliol JCR member Richard Ware, who proposed the motion at the College’s GM on Sunday, told Cherwell, “it is ridiculously easy to provide adequate sanitation: there will be a number in the Balliol bar loos to text to donate to a loo providing charity. Do some good when you poop.” The JCR motion stated “everyone should have access to clean, safe sanitary facilities” and “Hertford are currently making us look bad.” Balliol College will receive a certifi cate to put up in the chosen loo confi rming its participation in the scheme. Toilets taking part also get a photo of their twin latrine, and GPS coordinates of where in the world it is.The motion suggested providing a ‘donate now by text’ number in the bar toilets which college members could use to donate directly to a toilet charity.Ellie Rink, from the Toilet Twinning charity, said, “I am absolutely delighted that Balliol College has pledged to raise enough money for a School or IDP camp. In fact, I challenge the college to raise enough to twin all the toilets within its premises.”She added, “If diff erent colleges are pledging to twin their toilets it would be great if they could all work together towards a greater goal.”The charity also runs a ‘Toilet Twinning University Scheme’ that encourages university-wide fundraising to twin as many toilets as possible.Balliol College’s Charity reps Rivka Shaw and Sophie Conquest told Cherwell, “We were really pleased that Richard brought the motion, and that it was decided that a toilet block would be built in a displacement camp, which follows on from Balliol’s recent eff orts regarding the Refugee Scholarship.“As Richard said in the General Meeting, it’s also a good way of generating further charitable donations as when people see the ‘twinning’ certifi cate they will hopefully be inspired to do something similar.”According to Toilet Twinning, there are currently 2.4 billion people in the world that don’t have access to hygienic toilet facilities.In twinning the toilet nearest the College bar with one on the other side of the world, Balliol College will help to build toilet facilities where access to clean water is limited. Since its creation, the scheme has helped to build 64,187 toilets around the world.Toilet Twinning describes itself as a “simple, quirky way to solve a serious problem.” The charity funds “the work of international relief and Tearfund. This combination works together to prevent the spread of disease. With better health, men and women discover the potential that lies within them to bring transformation.”last_img read more