India beat England in 5th T20 to seal series 3-2 against…

first_imgVirat Kohli (C)Not out805272153.85 TAGSIND VS ENGIND vs ENG CaptainInd vs Eng Captain LIVEIND vs ENG Probable XIInd vs Eng T20 Prediction SHARE Yet To BatRR Pant, SS Iyer, Washington Sundar, SN Thakur, RD Chahar, B Kumar, T Natarajan Cricket Yet to bat: Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan (c), Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood  Yet To BatMark Wood This is what Indian openers have managed in the 4 matches of the seriesIndia vs England T20 Series – Indian Openers cut sorry figure in the previous 4 T20’s1st T20 – Shikhar Dhawan (4) – KL Rahul (1) Partnership 2 Runs2nd T20 – Ishan Kishan (56) – KL Rahul (0) Partnership 0 Run3rd T20 – Rohit Sharma (15) – KL Rahul (0) Partnership 7 Runs4th T20 – Rohit Sharma (12) – KL Rahul (14) Partnership 21 RunsEngland has decided to play the same XI in the series decider. Cricket Dawid Malanb SN Thakur684692147.83 Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out Jason Royb B Kumar02000.00 WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Kunal Dhyani – March 21, 2021 England Innings  Teams: India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rahul Chahar, T Natarajan India Innings BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB Extra20 (b 0, w 11, nb 0, lb 9) ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper Adil Rashid403117.75 India beat England in 5th T20 to seal series 3-2 against World No. 1 T20 team, Kohli, Rohit & Bhuvneshwar shines India beat England by 36 Runs in 5TH T20 – Seal Series by 3-2: England 188/8 (20) in response to India’s 225: Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s brilliant bowling and fantastic knocks by Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma sealed 5th T20 and series for India against the World No. 1 England.This is India’s 9th Consecutive T20 Series Win. TOTAL(0.6 Ov, RR: 1.00)1/1 Adil RashidNot out00000.00 WTC Final LIVE Day 3: Weather forecast again not good, rain & bad-light all set to impact India vs New Zealand Day 3 Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive Cricket Shardul Thakur4045311.25 India beat England in 5th T20, Seal Series by 3-2 against World No. 1 T Natarajan403919.75 ENG W vs IND W Test: Sneh Rana, Shafali Verma shine as one-off Test ends in draw Rahul Chahar3033011.00 Cricket CricketEngland tour of India 2021Latest Sports News Chris Jordan4057014.25 Eoin Morgan (C)c (sub KL Rahul) b HH Pandya140025.00 Formula 1 Total224/2 (20) Jos Buttler †not out00000.00 Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGarena Free Fire Redeem Codes Rewards of 15th June: Easy ways to redeem Free Fire active code check new list of codeUndoFree Fire Redeem Code Rewards of 1st May (today), Step by step guide on how to redeemUndoGarena Free Fire Redeem Code of 31st May (today), Check list of rewards & Redeem SiteUndoIndia beat England in 5th T20, Seal Series by 3-2 against World No. 1: After setting a very challenging 225 runs target, Indian bowlers led by Bhuvneshwar again bowled beautifully at death. England at one point of time were comfortably placed in the chase at 131/5. But Bhuvi along with Shardul Thakur took quick wickets to derail England in theri pursuit. Bhuvi was brilliant with the ball as he took 2 wickets of 4 overs giving away just 15 runs. Earlier World No. 1 T20 batsman Dawid Malan and Jos Butler scored half centuries to give England a solid start. But once Butler got out for 52 runs, England innings got completely derailed.India had set England 225 runs to win the match, courtesy brilliant half centuries by Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma. Kohli scored 80* off 52 deliveries & Rohit contributed 64 of 34 balls. This is India’s highest ever total vs England.Also Read: Ind vs Eng 5th T20: Virat Kohli scores 80*, breaks Kane…Also Read: Ind vs Eng T20: Rohit Sharma eclipses Martin Guptill record, becomes 2nd… Total188/8 (20) Rohit Sharmab Ben Stokes643445188.24 BOWLINGOMRWECON Mark Wood4053013.25 Hardik PandyaNot out391742229.41 Bhuvneshwar Kumar0.60111.0050000 Jos Buttler (WK)c HH Pandya b B Kumar523424152.94 Chris Jordanc SA Yadav b SN Thakur111001110.00 BOWLINGOMRWECON Ben Stokesc RR Pant b T Natarajan141220116.67 Jofra Archer4043010.75 Extra9 (b 0, w 6, nb 0, lb 3) BATSMENRB4s6sSR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Extras0 Sam CurranNot out14302466.67 India beat England in 5th T20 to seal series 3-2 against World No. 1 T20 team, Kohli, Rohit & Bhuvneshwar shines India beat England in 5th T20, Seal Series by 3-2 against World No. 1: Rohit and Virat started India’s innings today after England won the toss and asked India to bat. Both batted with a great authority as they gave India the best start in the series with a 94 runs opening stand in just 9 overs.Rohit, Kohli slam half centuries: Rohit scored 64 from just 34 balls. His innings was studded with 5 sixes. Virat on the other hand is still going strong and has already completed his 3rd 50 of the series of just 36 balls. This is Kohli’s 28th 50 in T20 internationals.Also READ: IPL 2021: Big setback for Rajasthan Royals, Jofra Archer likely to…Rohit was replaced by Suryakumar Yadav and he again showed his brillinat batting skills with cameo of 32 of just 17 balls and further gave impetus to Indian innings.India decided to drop KL Rahul for the match and have brought in fit-again T. Natrajan in the XI. Jason Roy  b Kumar02000.00 IND vs NZ in WTC Final: India batting coach says, ‘score above 250 on Day 3 would be good’, Kyle Jamieson feels it won’t… Facebook Twitter Previous articleWWE Fastlane 22nd March Live Coverage: WWE Peacock network, kick off time, bill board, 4 Apps to watch Live, Fastlane results and Highlights; all you need to know for tonight’s specialNext articleInd L vs SL L Final: Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara special road safety message to fans; Watch video Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(w), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood Sam Curran1011011.00 BatsmenRB4S6SSR Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs Hardik Pandya403418.50 Washington Sundar1013013.00 Cricket Jonny Bairstowc SA Yadav b SN Thakur7710100.00 Football Also Read: Ind vs Eng ODI Series: India’s squad announced, no place for Prithvi Shaw; Suryakumar, Prasidh, Krunal includedAlso Read: IND vs ENG 5thT20 LIVE: How to watch India vs England…India beat England in 5th T20, Seal Series by 3-2 against World No. 1For more news on India vs England 5th T20 follow us at Suryakumar Yadavc JJ Roy b AU Rashid321732188.24 Cricket BatsmenRB4S6SSR ICC WTC Final, Ind vs NZ Day 3: Can India survive the Kyle Jamieson storm in Southampton? Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Jason Roy, 0.2 ov) Jofra Archerrunout (RR Pant / SA Yadav)120050.00 Dawid Malan not out140025.00 Ben Stokes302618.67 Bhuvneshwar Kumar401523.75 F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen to take pole position, Lewis Hamilton secondlast_img read more

Tanga Cement Company Plc ( HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgTanga Cement Company Plc ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Tanga Cement Company Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tanga Cement Company Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tanga Cement Company Plc (  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTanga Cement Company Plc manufactures, distributes and sells cement and clinker products to the building, construction, roadworks and mining segment in Tanzania. The company produces Portland limestone cement with limestone extenders used for structural and non-structural cast constructions; reinforced concrete for civil and industrial works; and fillings, coatings, screeds and mortars as well as concrete for mining infrastructure and shafts. The company markets its cement products under the Simba Cement Brand. Tanga Cement Company is a subsidiary of AfriSam (Mauritius) Investment Holdings Limited; with production facilities in the city of Tanga in Pongwe and its head office in Dar es Salaam. Tanga Cement Company Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Army v Navy rugby preview – Twickenham

first_imgAs the son of a former Royal Navy player, there’s no doubt where my loyalty lies. So I hope I’m wrong when I predict an Army victory. One of the Navy’s star turns is Josh Drauniniu, of London Welsh and ex-England Sevens, but he’ll be missing after suffering a recent finger injury. He’ll be involved in a coaching capacity but Navy coach Lt Cdr Geraint Ashton Jones said: “We’re losing a player who everyone involved with Service rugby respects and a player who can turn a match.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS True Blues: the Navy’s win last year ended a run of eight defeats in the fixture Mattie Stewart won 34 caps for Scotland but he’ll tell you that the physicality of the annual Army-Navy game matches any International.On Saturday the two teams go hammer and tongs at Twickenham as the Army look to recapture the Babcock Trophy, which they let slip last year when Gaz Evans, the Plymouth hooker, went over in the final minutes. Evans is at No 8 this time to accommodate Ben Priddey.The form guide is intriguing because while the Navy beat the RAF 52-3, the Army beat them 52-0. Almost as if the Army had to go one better!It’s a bit superficial but those results suggest another nail-biter for a crowd that could top 60,000, even with Quins playing across the road at the same time. If you’re not in Twickenham to watch rugby, best give the area a wide berth.center_img The Army have a few big guns, including a Test fly-half in Jack Prasad. Fellow Fiji international Apo Satala, who has been playing for Taunton this season after a move from Gloucester to Sale fell through, will wear seven opposite the Navy’s England Sevens player Greg Barden. Chris Budgen is still going strong at tighthead and I see that Gerhard Wessells is on the bench – he was the star of last year’s National Sevens Series. I was told he would be on deployment.The Army had won eight Army-Navys in a row before losing their crown last year and I reckon their motivation to ‘right the wrongs’ of 2010 will just be enough. But not betting on it!last_img read more

Zumba dancing and photo-logging — go creative with Lent

first_img Featured Events By Pat McCaughanPosted Feb 13, 2013 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Tags Submit a Press Release Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Lent Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 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 Comments are closed. February 13, 2013 at 4:56 pm Love Zumba to Jerusalem for Lent! I’m going to investigate that…….For motivation, consider the bulletin inserts “Lent and the Holy Land” from the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerualem website at You can also order mite boxes to support our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land, struggling in a volatile place. All AFEDJ resources are free or cost the postage. Bulletin inserts are downloadable and free.Now that you’ve got your ashes, connect your Lenten spiritual practice with the place where it all began! 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Zumba dancing and photo-logging — go creative with Lent Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Course Director Jerusalem, Israel February 14, 2013 at 2:12 am Anyone out there familiar with the hymn in the hymnal “Now quit your care….?” Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Norm Morford says: Comments (2) Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Episcopal News Service] Shannon Knapp of Lehighton, Pennsylvania, is Zumba dancing her way to Jerusalem as part of her 2013 Lenten spiritual practice.At least 83 others in the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem are rowing, weightlifting, cycling, walking and even chair-exercising from nursing homes in the spirit of giving up unhealthy lifestyles as they count calories burned as miles traveled and aim to “arrive in Jerusalem” in time for Holy Week.Many Episcopalians are offering inviting creative opportunities for the traditional Lenten practices of giving up bad habits or luxuries and of adding disciplines in an effort to draw closer to God.Invitations to give things up include calls for carbon fasts throughout the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion, for plastic-bag fasts, for food fasts and reductions, and for foregoing unhealthy words and lifestyles and focusing on living simply.Besides the corporate walk to Jerusalem in the Diocese of Bethlehem, add-on possibilities include: a daily photo log of God’s presence in unexpected places; Lent Madness; the Bible Challenge; and even a mustache and goatee-growing contest.Lent: pray, fast, act in solidarityIn her Lenten message, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori called on Episcopalians “to pray, to fast, to act in solidarity with those who go without. Learn more, give alms, share what you have. Be conscious about what you eat.”Episcopalians could, for example, consider eating about $4 worth of food a day, the equivalent of a Food Stamp budget, as an “act of solidarity with those who do go without every day and every week,” she said.Similarly, San Diego Episcopalians were invited to become “Hungry for Lent” by skipping a meal a week and donating the cost of that meal to the Episcopal Community Services for programs that assist the homeless and mentally ill. That way, it’s both a giving up and an adding on, said Deann Ayer, ECS volunteer coordinator.“It would be fun for families to do it and for kids, too, and then to talk about what it means,” she said during a recent telephone interview from her office.Giving up and adding on … wordsThe Society of St. John the Evangelist in West Newbury, Massachusetts, has established a meditation site to “give up a word a week” that your life would be better without, according to Jamie Coats, director of the Friends of SSJE.“‘I’ was my word for this week,” wrote Laura on the meditation website during last year’s Lenten observance. “Wanted to try to emphasize the other person instead of me. I did not do so well in giving it up, but trying was a lesson in and of itself. I had no idea how much I talk about myself! I would be in the middle of a sentence and freeze as I was reminded to make the conversation about someone else! I would switch gears and try to solicit conversation from them and about them. I’ve decided to do this word for two weeks since I didn’t do as well as I wished I would have.”At least 40 people responded to last year’s challenge, Coats said in an e-mail to the Episcopal News Service.The website explains the practice: “We all try, at one time or another, to give up those habits, foods or behaviors that do us harm — what about words? … What word would your life be better without? Here is our challenge to you: For one week, stop using a word that is destructive to you, your life, the world or your relationship with others.”Meanwhile, parishioners at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Harleysville, Pennsylvania, are adding words —their own daily reflections to be distributed online as a Tumblr blog, said the Rev. Catherine D. Kerr, assistant rector.“Rather than focusing our community on something that’s produced ‘out there’ somewhere, these reflections are written by members of our own parish and will be shared to the world,” she said.Adding on … weightlifting and chair-exercising to JerusalemIt’s about 5,675 miles from Carbon County, Pennsylvania, to Jerusalem, and the Rev. John Wagner, rector-elect of St. Mark’s and St. John’s Church in the city of Jim Thorpe, is making the calories-to-miles conversions for a host of exercises. That way, participants will metaphorically and collectively arrive in Jerusalem “in time to join Jesus on the Via Dolorosa and walk that trail of tears with him.”“We’ll be able to trek that Via Dolorosa a few pounds lighter and in a bit better shape,” said Wagner, who thus far has about 83 Episcopalians, Roman Catholics and Methodists signed on for the journey.“My prayer is we don’t wind up about five miles short and get wet in the Mediterranean,” he joked during a recent telephone interview with ENS.Wagner adapted an Episcopal Health Ministries program to include everyone from Shannon Knapp’s zumba dancing to nursing home residents exercising in chairs, he said.For Knapp, a parishioner at All Saints Church in Lehighton, it’s “a great opportunity to fit exercise into a positive mission for the church. I can’t wait to get started.”Wagner, 66, who meditates while he walks, said the program also included weekly meditations on Scripture and health tips. “And, as the Lenten season progresses, hopefully we arrive at Easter far better physically and spiritually, and my cardiologist does approve of that.”Participants will e-mail Wagner their activity totals each week; he will convert them to miles and keep them posted on individual and collective tallies as Holy Week draws near.When some nursing home participants worried that they could only pledge a mile or two a week, he compared their contributions to “the lesson from the widow’s mite offering from St. Luke, where her two mites were judged more valuable than rich men who gave from their plenty. So they can join right in with the program, and if I have to pick them up on Holy Saturday and bring them out to meet the rest of the group, that’s fine.”Wagner said he planned to bring as many participants as possible together during Holy Week to complete the last mile collectively. He is still accepting participants, including “independents,” via e-mail at: [email protected] … carbon and plastic bag fastsBoth the Diocese of Virginia and the Anglican Communion Environmental Network are inviting participation in a “Carbon Fast for Lent.”“Lent is a time of repentance and fasting, of turning away from all that is counter to God’s will and purposes for his world and all who live in it,” said Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, ACEN chair and primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, which includes some of the countries most vulnerable to climate change. Floods recently hit two of the church’s dioceses, Lebombo and Niassa in Mozambique, leaving more than 150,000 people homeless.“This year, I invite Anglicans to focus their Lenten ‘acts of love and sacrifice’ on our contribution to climate change and on those most impacted by it,” Makgoba said in a statement.The carbon fast resource suggests a specific action for each of the 40 days of Lent, raising awareness of environmental issues and guiding participants on how to have a positive effect on creation.Building on traditional Lenten practices where Christians give something up, such as chocolate or alcohol, the carbon fast asks participants to focus on lifestyle changes to  reduce their “carbon footprint,” their contribution to environmentally damaging greenhouse-gas emissions, usually measured in carbon dioxide equivalent. Participants can record experiences on a blog at from Ash Wednesday through Easter.In another environmental initiative, in the Diocese of Maryland the Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake (formerly Chesapeake Covenant Community) invites congregations to refrain from using plastic bags during Lent and opt for reusable cloth bags instead, according to Sharon Tillman, director of communications for the diocese.Episcopalians also can join a 40-Days of Simply Living in a Time of Fire & Rain interfaith challenge for individuals and congregations, according to Chuck Morello, co-chair of the Minnesota Episcopal Environmental Stewardship Commission. It is accessible on Facebook and includes a challenge calendar for participants.Adding on … images of GodKim Ellsworth, an intern with the Episcopal Urban Intern Program at St. Stephen’s Church in Hollywood, California, hopes to engage others in “taking on a discipline that impacts our faith, our relationships and our relationship with God.“I am going to take a picture every day of what I think represents God’s presence in a city that usually does not show it openly,” according to Ellsworth. “When I first moved to Los Angeles, I was astounded by the uncleanliness of the environment and the pain of the people despite the bright and warm weather. I wanted to help but, I admit, I fell into a gloom thinking that nothing I did would change it. I have emerged from that place, but I want to take this time of reflection to document and explore how God shows up in places we would normally not think to look.”By using the church’s Facebook page and website, she has invited the community along on her photo journey.In a sports-inspired Lenten activity, the well-known Lent Madness created by the Rev. Tim Schenck in 2010 and now run in partnership with Forward Movement, racked up 50,000 visits to the website last year.The format for the engaging way to learn about the men and women in the church’s Calendar of Saints is straightforward: “32 saints are placed into a tournament-like single elimination bracket. Each pairing remains open for a set period of time and people vote for their favorite saint. 16 saints make it to the Round of the Saintly Sixteen; eight advance to the Round of the Elate Eight; four make it to the Faithful Four; two to the Championship; and the winner is awarded the coveted Golden Halo. The first round consists of basic biographical information about each of the 32 saints. Things get a bit more interesting in the subsequent rounds as we offer quotes and quirks, explore legends, and even move into the area of saintly kitsch,” according to the Lent Madness website.For the biblically minded, several churches and even dioceses are undertaking the Bible Challenge, which offers various options for reading portions of or all of the Bible during Lenten programs and throughout the year.Finally, St. James Church in Cincinnati is hosting a mustache and goatee-growing contest. Contestants begin on Shrove Tuesday “by anteing up a $10 entry fee,” according to the contest website. “They will also announce the charity of their choice that they are sponsoring with their facial hair.”— The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Anne Lynn says: Rector Collierville, TN last_img read more

Conecta House / Ticiane Lima Arquitetura & Interiores

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio+ 54Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Architects: Ticiane Lima Arquitetura & Interiores Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Manufacturers: LG Electronics, Bruno Gallerani, By Kamy, Colormix, Criare, Dunelli, Eletromec, Flow Iluminação, Flávio Abilio Rodrigues Paisagismo, L’oeil móveis e objetos, Lab88, Maison de la musique, Maranatalum, Prime Gattai, Tintas Coral, Top Marmore, Vidros QuintaúnaSave this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA EstúdioRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – Flexibility’Planeta Casa’ was the motto chosen by CASACOR São Paulo 2019 to unite affectivity, technology and sustainability. Through these pillars, the architect Ticiane Lima, who runs an office of the same name in the city of São Paulo, makes her debut in the show, which takes place from May 28 to August 04, in the Jockey Club, with Casa Conecta, an environment of 125 m² divided in living room, bathroom and terrace, which provides visitors with moments of relaxation, connection and reflection.Save this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA EstúdioInspired by the premises of a clean and modern architecture, the professional has created, at the entrance, a huge nichile shelf that covers the entire wall, and exhibits the natural shade of lightwood and a special selection of décor pieces and elements. Original design by Ticiane and executed by Criare, the lush panel contrasts with the caramel wood desk, wrapped up by Sergio Rodrigues’ Lucio chair, which forms a functional and contemporary work station that also brings with it the warmth of the wood.Save this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA EstúdioSave this picture!Layout PlanSave this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA EstúdioThe organic, rock-shaped floor combines with the furniture, which in turn has been carefully chosen and positioned to provide design-rich comfort. The sofa in composition with the delicate teapot, the coffee table, the pouf, a young man signed by Claudia Moreira Sales, by Dpot, and FAS lighting fixtures, gives an elegant blend of different finishes, without losing the aura of a comfortable and modern home. The photograph of an Indian woman at her wedding, signed by Bruno Galerani, in harmony with the works of Eva Pena, the Pena Cal Art Gallery, as well as paintings by Zanine and Maria Kruchewiscky complete the ambience poetically.Save this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA EstúdioIn addition, projections encouraging ecological awareness will pass through the glass that acts as a partition between the living room and the bathrooms, thus presenting a contemplative and reflective technology that extends to the inside of the toilets and transmits messages about smart consumption.Save this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA EstúdioSave this picture!Serralheria ESave this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA EstúdioThe exterior area is integrated organically with the living room through the glass panels that demarcate the borders, letting the landscaping elaborated by Flávio Abílio also compose the interiors through a rain of jasmins that run through the walls, from the green ceiling. The LED lighting lines, which are born from a slit in the frames surrounding the slab, smoothly frame the composition, thus enhancing the natural light input and sustainability present in the design.Save this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA EstúdioThe brick panel in different shades of clay, by Colormix, had the assembly drawn by the professional, who created a kind of artistic intervention, bringing a ripple effect that blends perfectly with the sober tones adopted on the walls. Beside the fireplace, the pink granite bench six meters long and high from the floor, is supported by outlets to charge cell phones, and gives a modern and rustic touch to the environment. The final touch of the terrace is due to a hammock installed at the height of the ceiling, which has access to a staircase, making the visitor connect with nature and feel floating in the air.Save this picture!© Denilson Machado – MCA EstúdioAs sustainability not only refers to the origin of the materials, but also to their disposal, all furniture and panels will be reused in other places, after the end of the exhibition, thus promoting the conscious use of resources.Project gallerySee allShow lessOpen Call: ‘Creating Homes for Tomorrow’WorkshopFrançois Mitterrand High School / Jean Dubus + José Luiz TabithSelected Projects Share Area:  125 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Cidade Jardim, Brazil Projects Brazil 2019 “COPY”center_img Year:  Conecta House / Ticiane Lima Arquitetura & Interiores Photographs:  Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Photographs “COPY” Conecta House / Ticiane Lima Arquitetura & InterioresSave this projectSaveConecta House / Ticiane Lima Arquitetura & Interiores ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeTiciane Lima Arquitetura & InterioresOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsCASA CORCidade JardimBrazilPublished on June 27, 2019Cite: “Conecta House / Ticiane Lima Arquitetura & Interiores” [Casa Conecta / Ticiane Lima Arquitetura & Interiores] 27 Jun 2019. 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Oxfam warns of hoax faxes for Tsunami earthquake appeal

first_img 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 Researching massive growth in giving.  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Oxfam warns of hoax faxes for Tsunami earthquake appeal AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Oxfam is warning supporters not to fall for a fax that appears to solicit funds for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).Oxfam has published a hoax fax alert on its Web site. “The DEC does not use faxes in its fundraising”, it points out. “If you receive any fax claiming to be from the DEC do not respond as it is a hoax.”In New Zealand another bogus email appeal has been uncovered, emanating from an organisation calling itself “The Solid Foundation Humanitary Organisation, Asia”. No record can be found of such an organisation, and its use of a free Yahoo! email address makes it look even more suspicious. Anti-spam campaigner Steve Streater found that the emails originated in Nigeria. Advertisement Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Howard Lake | 6 January 2005 | Newslast_img read more

Tarrant County Women’s Center in search of more volunteers

first_imgWhat we’re reading: Controversy in D.C. Twitter What we’re reading: Arrivals in Argentina Twitter + posts Corinne Hildebrandt Facebook Corinne Hildebrandt is a sophomore journalism major and sociology minor from Wayne, Illinois. She enjoys staying active and has a difficult time sitting still for long periods of time. When she’s not reporting, Corinne is most likely on the go exploring the many restaurants (and ice cream shops) that Fort Worth has to offer. Corinne Hildebrandt Facebook Fort Worth B-Cycle looks to attract more riders Corinne Hildebrandt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution center_img printAfter an increase in hotline calls and hospital visits, the Women’s Center of Tarrant County put out a call for more TCU volunteers.The Women’s Center serves as a resource for women in the community who are in seek of hope, emotional support, counseling services and employment opportunities. Jenna Gleaton, the volunteer coordinator at the Women’s Center, said rape and victim crisis services were sent to the hospital to provide emotional support to victims 86 times in the month of August, which was 19 more visits than in August 2016. Victim Advocate volunteers also received 92 crisis hotline calls in July, which was approximately one-third more than the number of calls received in July 2016.There are several ways for volunteers to get involved:Victim Advocate – Provides emotional support and healing to sexual assault survivors at hospitals and on the Rape Crisis and Victim Services HotlineHelpline Volunteer – Answers helpline calls and provides assistance to people looking for community resourcesEmployment Advisor – Helps members of the community in search of a job by offering counseling and organizing mock interviews Department Support Volunteer- Assists staff members with tasks such as filing, sorting and data entryJunior Caroline Seta said she began volunteering at the Women’s Center her first-year because she always had a passion for raising awareness for domestic violence abuse. “I encountered a lot of women just throughout college who have been victims of not only domestic violence but also sexual assault,” said Seta. “I’ve almost been ashamed because I never knew how to help them, not only as a fellow woman but as a friend. So I knew I wanted to change that.” Seta volunteers as a victim advocate and works the crisis helpline, two of the volunteer programs the Women’s Center provides. As a victim advocate, Seta is on call at least three times a month and if a sexual assault victim is brought to the hospital she is sent to comfort the survivor. “I am there to guide them through and let them know that they have a support system,” Seta said. “That they can take control of the situation.”Gleaton said the Victim Advocate volunteer opportunity is a special program because they are the ones that are making a difference in the community. “They’re out there giving hope to people in a very hopeless situation,” she said. Volunteers interested in working at the Women’s Center don’t need to have any particular skill set. Gleaton said they just need to have an open-mind and be willing to work with a diverse population. Gleaton said she encourages students who are passionate to step out of their comfort zones and ask questions if they are unsure because the support the volunteers provide to victims is something that they never forget. “It’s a very empowering experience and I think anyone is qualified if they are willing to help people and bring them hope,” said Seta. Parking lot closures cause new problems for students Previous articleReagor’s Hail Mary catch gives TCU a spark against SMUNext articleHorned Frog soccer dominates SFA in 4-0 rout Corinne Hildebrandt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Corinne Hildebrandt Linkedin ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Corinne Hildebrandt Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Why immigration isn’t working

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Why immigration isn’t workingOn 5 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article An influxof immigrants could be the solution to the UK’s skill crisis over the next10-15 years.  But to what extent canmigrant workers resolve labour shortages and how do they fit into the complexpicture of the changing workplace?  JaneLewis reports in a six-page specialThankslargely to the impact of Kubrick’s masterpiece, 2001 has long been a date toconjure with – one of those red-letter years in which anything was onceconsidered possible, a futuristic beacon of times to come. The reality, ofcourse, has been far more prosaic. Here in the UK, 2001 has so far been a dampsquib of a year.Perhapsthe best lesson to be learnt from 2001, therefore, is the inherent danger ofplacing too much trust in future projections – however scientific theirprovenance. As many of the policy experts canvassed for this article havenoted, even the best futurologists can become badly unstuck. While many displayan uncanny knack for correctly identifying key trends they often completelymisinterpret the impact these will have on society. Thus, although it isimpossible not to admire the prescience of Orwell and Huxley for 1984 and BraveNew World – interactive TV, test tube babies, the emergence of the drugculture, and the rest – the nightmarish worlds they thought would result fromthese developments have, thankfully, not happened – yet.Thesame has been shown to be true of many of the more optimistic projections ofthe past. As Stephen Bevan, associate director of the Institute of EmploymentStudies points out, 20-30 years ago futurologists were predicting a rosy futureof leisure for most of us. They thought that the main impact of IT would be toreduce the hours we spent at work. In fact, the acceleration of pace wrought bycomputerisation has had the opposite effect. “Theeconomy now is based on even longer working hours, and some people havevirtually no leisure life at all,” says Bevan. Similarly, as theInternational Labour Organisation’s World Employment Report for 2001 remarks,the onset of the mobile digital era, hailed as the facilitator of a betterwork-life balance for many workers, may turn out to be a double-edged sword.”Far from adjusting working needs to the needs of family life, there canbe a rising pressure to work everywhere all the time,” it states.Soit is with some trepidation that we embark on an analysis of the future shapeof the UK workforce in 10, 15 or even 20 years time when so many highly influentialfactors are as yet unknown. Even taking the broadest possible brush, as theWorld Employment Report seeks to do, it is impossible to predict futureoutcomes with any degree of accuracy. “The prospects of improving theglobal employment situation will depend mainly on whether the current expansionof the world economy can be expected to continue,” it reports. And that initself is hardly a given. “There are many uncertainties, including thetrajectory of the US economy (towards a hard or soft landing), the possibilityof Europe taking over as the global economy’s dynamo, the sustainability ofRussia’s upturn and India’s ability to maintain its high economic growthmomentum.” And that is before you consider the impact that a potentialsuperpower like China may have on world trade and security. ForBritain itself, it is clear that the most important “what if” will bethe extent of our future commitment to the European Union – particularly ifsome of the predictions for 2020 made by the Futures Observatory, a think-tankled by David Mercer of the OU Business School, are given credence. As “thefirst empire built not on military conquest, but on political ideals”(itself a hardly uncontroversial point of view) the think-tank predicts thefuture importance of the EU could extend to it becoming “the worldgovernment of the future”.Onthe whole, the picture painted by the Futures Observatory is highly optimisticacross the board. Life will be better in nearly all respects. We’ll behealthier, live longer and enjoy more control over our destinies. All in all,the projection is for a more “peaceful and prosperous planet”. Withinthe workplace itself, Mercer’s main prediction is the triumph of oestrogen overtestosterone. “It may become known as the ‘women’s century’,” heclaims. “We shall see women, who are better suited to the modernworkplace, taking more of the jobs, certainly at junior and middle managementlevel. We shall also see the spread of ‘feminine’ values – cooperation ratherthan competition – throughout society.”Incommon with many commentators, Mercer places particular emphasis on the impactof an ongoing “major skills shortage” which he believes will have aparticular impact on the relationship between companies and employees.”Organisations will have to market themselves as much to their ownemployees as to their customers,” he predicts. Moreover, this skillsshortage will also necessitate a longer working life for most individuals,”Retirement age will have to be raised to 70″.Indeed,of all the predictions made by the Futures Observatory, this is the one mostgrounded in hard statistical evidence – because it is linked to long-standingdemographic trends that point to a potential time bomb in Western employmentpatterns. The main problem relates to fertility. As the Nobel Laureateeconomist Gary Becker points out, although world population over the past fewdecades has doubled to one billion, birth rates in many high-income countries –including the whole of the EU – have fallen to unprecedented levels. “Theresult is a demographic divide between nations that will have enormouspolitical significance,” he says. Accordingto Dr Wolfgang Lutz, demographic analyst at the Vienna-based EU ObservationCentre for Family Policy, OeIF, with an average 1.45 births per female, some EUcountries are already filling more coffins than cradles and the birth rate iswell below the level needed to maintain the union’s 377 million population. Hepredicts that by mid-century the population could well drop by as much as 20per cent. By 2020, meanwhile, half of the population will be over 50 years old.The impact of this on the health of the European economy and its futurecompetitiveness is likely to be pronounced. Not only will there be dwindlingnumbers of workers to make insurance contributions to finance state pensionsand elderly healthcare, but productivity is also bound to suffer. “Anageing labour force is not particularly innovative or productive,”concludes Lutz, who backs the Future Observatory’s claim that most of us willbe forced to remain in the workforce until we are 70, “merely to supportourselves”.SomeUK commentators have used the seriousness of the pan-European situation as anargument against Britain’s continued membership of the EU. “It is extraordinarythat so many politicians seem obsessed with encouraging further integrationwith Europe when its markets will decl-ine sharply with shrinkingpopulations,” says restaurateur entrepreneur and Sunday Telegraphcolumnist Luke Johnson.Heargues that the UK is better placed than most of its European peers to dealwith the situation. Our future workforce will not fall as dramatically as thatof Italy or Germany – predicted to decline by 40 per cent over the next 30years. And Britain has two further advantages. First, “We havesignificantly greater pension provision than anywhere else”. With 16million UK nationals holding either occupational or private pension schemes, weown 52 per cent of total EU pension fund assets. Second, our fertility rate isstill substantially above the EU average. “Consequently Britain willexperience nothing like the decline in living standards faced by countries likeItaly over the next 50 years,” says Johnson.Butgiven the extent of the perceived skills shortage already afflicting the UK, itis clear to many government ministers that the short-term situation is seriousenough to merit immediate action. Moreover, even if our own long-termdemographic prospects are marginally better than those of our Europeanpartners, the situation is still grave enough. As a report published by theGovernment last year, Winning the Generation Game, makes clear, the UK’scontinuing youth-centric business culture, which has seen retirement at 50become increasingly the norm, has already cost the country dear. With anestimated 2.8 million of 50- to 64-year-olds out of the labour market, theeconomy has forfeited £16bn in lost the GDP since 1979, while the public pursehas had to stump up between £3-5bn in extra benefits and loss of tax.Althougheconomists such as Peter Robinson of the Institute for Public Policy Researchinsist that claims of widespread skills shortages have been over exaggerated,evidence on the ground demonstrates that employers are increasingly concernedabout short-term recruitment prospects. “The service sector is the worsthit, in particular banking and accountancy,” says Jason Cartwrightinternational recruitment manager at TMP Worldwide. The problem is we don’thave enough managers. Today’s managers are the graduates of nine to 10 yearsago. When they left university the country was in one of the worst recessionssince the war and they could only find jobs as taxi drivers.”Accordingto a pan-European survey conducted by TMP, almost half of the 350 managerssurveyed said that the skills shortage was having a severe adverse effect ontheir businesses, and four-fifths believed it was set to worsen. A leadinggroup of industrialists recently lobbied Europe’s ministers to take action tocounter the threat. Toa large extent the problem has been caused by prosperity – healthy economieshave outstripped local ability to supply qualified workers. But other factorshave also played a part. In France, for example, the imposition of a 35-hourweek means that more workers are needed to produce the same economic output.Meanwhile, over-lengthy training periods have spelled delays in gettingvaluable workers to the market in the first place. Themost obvious shortage across Europe is for computer engineers. It is estimatedthat by 2003 there will be a deficit of some 1.7 million IT specialists. Butunglamorous industries like construction and metalworking are also in trouble.According to Miriam Lewis, a construction industry account manager at theEmployment Service’s Large Organisations Unit, “There is a shortage ofelectricians, bricklayers, welders – all the core skills even down tosemi-skilled people like scaffolders and demolition people. Everyone in theindustry knows we need to have commitment to training, but no-one wants to provideit. There needs to be a whole culture change, a whole rethink.”Fewwould disagree. But the real debate centres upon exactly what direction thisrethink should take. Indeed, the Labour Government is itself split on theissue. Some ministers, most notably Foreign Secretary Robin Cook, have come outopenly in favour of tailoring immigration policies to fill the skills deficit.In what has become widely known as his “tikka massala” speech – acelebration of the strength of the UK’s multicultural heritage – Cook claimsthat legitimate immigration is “the necessary and unavoidable result ofeconomic success” and “a condition of growth and prosperity in themodern world”. Thereare many others prepared to sign up to the view that the free movement ofpeople is the missing link in globalisation and, far from costing hostcountries in terms of increased benefit expenditure, actually boosts revenuesand productivity. “Self-selection by migrants is likely to mean they aremore resourceful, entrepreneurial and ambitious than the norm,” saysimmigration minister Barbara Roche. Indeed, some academics, most notablyJagdish Bhagwati, professor of economics at Columbia University, believe thatthe US will remain predominant in the 21st century economy, precisely because”other countries cannot reproduce America’s attitude to immigration”.Butthe political barriers to even a controlled process of immigration in the UKand Europe are huge. Germany was criticised when it announced a specialimmigration programme for 30,000 computer engineers from India – unionsprotested and opponents called the move discriminatory. Consequently the schemewas scaled back. By the end of January this year, fewer than 5,000 workers hadsigned on and most of these had come from Eastern Europe. Moreover, withunemployment still running at 8.1 per cent across Europe as a whole, manycommentators believe it would be “political dynamite” to suggest thatimmigration is the answer to shortages.Thisis certainly the view taken by Cabinet ministers such as trade minister, KimHowells, who believes the emphasis in the UK should be on training indigenousworkers rather than on bringing them in from abroad. Others, most notablyInternational Development Secretary Clare Short, have argued that encouragingeconomic migration would “cream off” high-fliers from poorercountries, where their talents are needed more urgently. ButProf Bhagwati disputes this claim, maintaining that the wealth generated byemigrants invariably benefits their home countries. It was the Taiwanese andIndian computer experts who migrated to Silicon Valley who, in the end, wereinstrumental in building up the industries of their home countries. And somecountries actually bargain on training up more staff than they need, precisely sothat they can export them – Filipino nurses being a case in point.Whatis clear is that all over Europe there are examples of ad hoc arrangements tocircumvent strict immigration laws in favour of a more pragmatic approach. TheFrench economist Jean-Pierre Garson claims that the most innovative approach isbeing shown in the UK, where both public and private sectors have long taken apragmatic approach to shopping around for missing skills. Moreover, theGovernment is often prepared to “drop eligibility criteria and replacethem with fast-track work permits,” says Garson.Meanwhile,research by the Recruitment Confidence Index last year showed that many UKcompanies are achieving this themselves. During the six months to August 2000,more than half the organisations surveyed were employing non-UK citizens –primarily to fill gaps in management positions. Butwith immigrants estimated to make up no more than four per cent of Europe’stotal population over the next five years, it is clear too that drastic actionneeds to be taken on the home front to counteract the demographic time bomb.”We’re going to see a lot of social change, but the underlying theme is afundamental labour shortage which will remain for a long period,” saysJohn Purcell, professor of HRM at the University of Bath.Themost effective short-term means of tackling this is by removing barrierspreventing older men and women from participating in the labour market. Labour employmentminister Margaret Hodge announced in February that the Government intended toabolish compulsory retirement at 65. Meanwhile, by 2006 it will havelegislation in place that effectively outlaws age discrimination. According tothe Employers’ Forum on Age work also needs to be done to scrap inflexiblepension rules which prevent older workers claiming part of their pensions.Ideally, says the EFA, we need to revise the way we see retirement – instead ofbeing an unequivocal cut-off date, it should be phased in gradually in a”decade of retirement” it says.Somecritics, most notably CBI director general Digby Jones, have argued that it maybe irresponsible to employ people over retirement age. Others have suggestedthat older workers are more likely to be in poor health, are more resistant tochange, less creative, more cautious, less responsive to training and moreresistant to technological change. But there is increasing evidence that – hardeconomic realities aside – employers are beginning to warm to the merits of amore diverse workforce.Thependulum is beginning to shift away from the cult of youth, which reached aclimax in the 1990s, when 35-year-old women and 42-year-old men routinely foundthemselves classified as “older” workers. As one commentator remarks,in potentially tough economic times, “employers want to seebattle-scars” and much of the attraction of youthful workers has waned inline with the new economy principles they preached. Ideally, of course, youneed a balance of ages. Predictingfuture outcomes is about as inexact a science as is possible to devise. The onething that seems to unite commentators – despite all contrary evidence aboutthe inherent conservatism of human nature – is a belief that life in 2020, formost of us, will be very different to the way we perceive it now. As John Bank,professor of HRM at Cranfield concludes, the gap between the “haves”and “have nots” both in the UK and across the world generally, is setto increase still further. Butfor those of us in the fortunate position of being able to enjoy it, “Ireally do think it’s going to be a pretty radical future”.Whereshortages hit homeHighemployment levels are proving to be a nightmare for those seeking skilledstaff. This is a snapshot of the sectors most affectedAlthoughthe monthly statistics indicate a slight decline in skills shortages since thelast quarter, nearly two-thirds of firms across the UK and Ireland report theyare continuing to experience problems, says James Reed, chief executive ofrecruitment specialist Reed. “The year-on-year rising trend indicates asteadily increasing problem for business.”Moreover,there is clearly a discrepancy between the figures, which the experts claim areimproving and the experience of those on the ground. A recent survey of 150 topHR professionals at a CIPD meeting showed that 90 per cent identified skillsshortages as a major problem for their businesses.Interms of regions, Reed reports that Thames Valley has now been overtaken bydemands of the fast-growing service sectors in Wales and Ireland and Scotlandwhere between 68-73 per cent of organisations are experiencing recruitmentdifficulties.But,as the Recruitment and Employment Confederation monthly survey points out, thesituation is still tight in the South East, with only 1.6 unemployed peopleexisting for every unfilled Job Centre vacancy.TheREC claims that the most acute shortages have shifted away from technical andengineering skills to support staff. Nearly a quarter of employers saidsecretarial and administrative positions were particularly hard to fill, butonly 17 per cent reported problems with IT.IT sectorAlthoughthe outlook is brightening for IT, there are still key skills in short supply,most notably consultants, technicians, Java, C++ and CRM programmers, softwaredevelopers and Web designers. High-level database skills such as Unix and Linuxare also in demand. A chief problem in recruitment is that the profession isstill seen as a male domain – only 5 per cent of young women canvassed in onesurvey consider entering IT.VoluntarysectorThisis beginning to feel the highest pressure with 67 per cent of thoseorganisations polled having difficulty finding suitably skilled staff, up from44 per cent the previous quarter. “Charities are being forced to be farmore lateral in the way they look for staff,” says a spokesman.RetailThesurvey found 42 per cent of firms are reported as having difficulty fillingsales vacancies.Hoteland cateringPermanentand temporary assistant managers, housekeepers, chefs, waiting staff aretreated as gold dust, despite the downturn caused by the foot-and-mouth crisis.There are currently 30,000 vacancies for chefs in this country.Executive/professionalAbig shortage of graphic designers, and continuing dearth of good managers meanssalary levels continue to rise way ahead of those of more junior staff. The USdownturn has mean that skills shortages in the City – most notably for accountants,bankers and legal personnel – are now easing.Engineeringand constructionThisis considered one of the most critical sectors in terms of a long term shortageof engineers of all disciplines. But there is also a pronounced shortage ofblue-collar workers: bricklayers, crane operators and drivers. The winding downof many apprenticeship schemes in the 1980s and ’90s is beginning to be heavilyfelt.PublicservicesForty-threeper cent report problems recruiting accountancy staff.Teachers:Recruitment ex-perts put the shortfall at around 10,000 nationwide andpredict the situation will worsen because the number of pupils in secondaryeducation will continue to rise over the next four years. This is the mostserious shortage of teachers there has been for at least a decade.Nurses: Estimates suggest that the UK iscurrently short of some 20,000 nurses.Doctors: There is a deficit of some 5,000doctors. Socialworkers: According to a recent survey, there is now a 16 per cent vacancyrate, rising to 20 per cent in London. Comments are closed. last_img read more


first_imgStudents at the Clarendon Elementary school work on graphs using Lucky Charms cereal. See briefs for more information. Elementary school students learn about graphs with Lucky CharmsFirst graders at the Clarendon Elementary School recently learned about graphs by using Lucky Charms cereal. Each student received a handful of different marshmallows to sort out. They were allowed to sort the cereal by color, shape, or size. After sorting them out, the students had a choice as to whether or not to make a pictograph or bar graph to record numbers for each type of marshmallow. After finishing, they used the data they compiled from their graphs to answer questions.Then, finally, they ate the finished product.Annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrationSecaucus will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration March 25 in the North End parking lot, located across the street from the Huber Street School (itself located at 1520 Patterson Plank Road). The event will feature live music, a beer garden, food trucks, kids’ games, and even Irish dancers. Musicians such as DJ Sir William; and comedians Craig McLaughlin, Laz Vic, and Andrew Lee, will help provide the entertainment. The event runs all day, from 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Visit the town website at for more information.Registration for Beyond the Bell program openSecaucus’ recreation department will be bringing back its “Beyond the Bell” afterschool program for spring 2017. The program will feature new initiatives for kids, such as Cookless Cooking, DIY Jewelry, and Website Development. Each class will be taught by local district teachers. The start date is April 7th. The program will run for eight weeks, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Parents can register online at through March 30th. Visit the town’s website at for more information.Cocktail party for autism researchThe 6th annual Blue Cocktail Fundraiser for autism research is scheduled for Saturday, April 1, from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., at the Elks Club, located at 1005 Washington St., Hoboken. Tickets are $20 pre-sale person, or $25 at the door. All proceeds go to Autism Speaks on behalf of Xavier’s Trailblazers. Fireman’s Auxiliary to hold fundraiser at local Wendy’sThe Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Secaucus Exempt Fireman’s Association will be holding a fundraiser March 28 at the Secaucus Wendy’s, located at 16 Meadowlands Parkway, from 5 to 8 p.m. A percentage of all sales during the event will be donated to the auxiliary.center_img ×Students at the Clarendon Elementary school work on graphs using Lucky Charms cereal. See briefs for more information.last_img read more

COVID-19 Testing Site in O.C. on Thursday

first_imgCOVID-19 testing in Ocean City will be done at the Community Center’s parking lot. The Cape May County Department of Health will bring its mobile COVID-19 testing trailer to the Ocean City Community Center parking lot located at 1735 Simpson Ave. from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18.The tests are available to anybody, but appointments are required. Individuals can call 609-463-6581 (then use prompt 2 and then press 1) to ask for additional information and make an appointment.See more information on the county’s mobile testing program.last_img read more