At a glance: events that brought Ireland to its knees

first_img TIME LINE | IRISH DEBT CRISISMay 2008Brian Cowen is elected Irish prime minister. His allies and opponents warn he faces a tough task steering the country through economic slowdown.September 2008Ireland becomes the first euro zone country to slip into recession after its property bubble bursts.December 2008Ireland agrees to inject €5.5bn (£4.6bn) into its three main banks, taking Anglo Irish Bank under its control.March 2009Standard & Poor’s downgrades Ireland’s credit rating from prized AAA ranking to AA+ and warns it could drop further, in a vote of no-confidence in Dublin’s efforts to get its public finances under control. April 2009Irish finance minister Brian Lenihan outlines €10.6bn (£9bn) in spending cuts for 2010-2011 and forecasts additional €3.25bn from taxation in that period in emergency budget, the second in six months. Fitch also strips Ireland of its top AAA credit rating, reducing it to AA-plus.August 2010Standard & Poor’s cuts Ireland’s long-term rating by one notch to ‘AA-‘ and assigns the country a negative outlook.September 2010Ireland discloses worst case price tag of over €50bn (£42bn) for bailing out its banks and announces it will have to make more budget savings. Share Tuesday 16 November 2010 9:26 pm More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org At a glance: events that brought Ireland to its knees by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For Lifemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute whatsapp November 2010EU Economics Commissioner Olli Rehn, visits Ireland and says he has not discussed any need for EU bailout, adding he believes market confidence would be restored once the country published its four-year plan to cut debt, which is set for release before a 25 November by-election.Q & A : THE IRISH BAILOUTQ.WHAT HAPPENS NOW?A. The timeline is highly uncertain, which is in part what has fuelled market turmoil. Ireland is still denying that it is in need of a bailout, but many observers expect a capitulation within the week. A major point of interest will be the close of Eurozone finance minister negotiations today, with expectations that the talks could provide a framework for bailouts and suggest some general conditions for aid money in the future. In addition, Ireland is meant to be outlining a four-year plan for getting its deficit under control in the next two weeks. Much will depend on the credibility of the plan.Q.CAN IRELAND AVOID A BAILOUT?A. It is looking increasingly unlikely, although the Irish government is likely to continue to offer strong resistance due to the unpopularity of submitting to the conditions of any aid package. One possible alternative to a sovereign bailout could be a bailout of the banking sector, whose debts the government has guaranteed. However, most EU states would be reluctant to lend without channelling the money through the Irish government and subjecting it to strict conditions.Q.WHAT CONDITIONS WOULD AID CARRY?A.The EU could insist Dublin reneges on an agreement with public sector unions not to cut jobs or push through further wage cuts. Brussels may also demand Ireland raises its corporation tax rate, viewed as sacrosanct by Dublin, from its current low level of 12.5 per cent.Q.WHY IS IRELAND NOT KEEN ON EU HELP?A.An EU bailout would mean a big loss of face fiercely proud of its independence. It would also mean significant international interference in sovereign affairs. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Protests and angry investors colour BP meeting

first_img Share Show Comments ▼ Thursday 14 April 2011 2:57 pm whatsapp More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Protests and angry investors colour BP meeting alison.lock whatsapp Tags: NULL Protestors against BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster and Canadian tar sands exploration disrupted its annual meeting today, while the company came under fire from a range of investors.Shareholders tackled BP’s board with questions over its risk management, climate change, environmental damage and the fallout from its $16bn (£9.8bn) share swap deal with Russian government-owned Rosneft.A group of five campaigners from the Gulf, one of whom had covered themselves in a black oil-like substance, were refused entry to the meeting by security guards and police, as a brass band – part of another protest involving BP workers – played in the background.Some protesters who owned shares and gained access to the hall quizzed management on its safety record. The board said it was working to change BP’s culture.Others that stood up to criticise its production of heavy oils from tar sands in Canada, a heavily polluting process, were swiftly ejected from the room by security.More than 11 per cent of BP shareholders, including proxy voters not present at the meeting, voted down its remuneration report as a protest at the large salaries awarded for the disastrous year, including a multi-million package for former chief executive Tony Hayward.Seven per cent voted against the re-election of chairman Carl Svandberg while 25 per cent of proxy investors opposed re-electing Bill Castell, the head of BP’s safety committee.But the majority of shareholders present appeared supportive of BP and booed, heckled or slow hand-clapped those who voiced opposition, such as a US woman who read out a statement from the family of an oil worker killed when the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded. Chief executive Bob Dudley’s opening speech was applauded. “We had some very tough days but I looked at what our people were doing and I knew that BP could recover,” he said.Svandberg used his speech to defend BP’s response to the oil spill.“I believe the Board responded strongly during the crisis. It was an intense period. We met many times and spoke daily. We stayed united and resilient,” he said.“All directors were committed to ensuring that the Company responded effectively and correctly. We did not shy away from taking tough decisions.”Investors also raised concerns about BP’s tie-up with Rosneft, which has sparked a spat with BP’s oligarch partners in its Russian joint venture TNK-BP. Dudley said he had tried many options to soothe the billionaires without success.A spokesman for BP said the party from the Gulf was refused entry and the other protesters were carried out because the company has an obligation to run an orderly AGM. last_img read more

Zynga details $250m mobile gaming acquisition

first_img Zynga has acquired privately held mobile games developer Gram Games for $250m (€214m). The deal includes an initial cash payment and a three-year earn out, based on the team’s achievement of profitability goals that align with Zynga’s own, long-term growth plans. Founded in 2012, Gram Games employs 77 people across its studios in London, England, and Istanbul in Turkey. Gram Games’ titles have collectively been downloaded more than 170 million times by players around the world. Zynga said the deal will increase its global audience by three million mobile daily active users, as well as expand its gaming portfolio by adding in-development Gram Games titles to its schedule for 2019 and beyond. “We’ve been impressed by the unique culture that Gram Games has created, as well as their innovative approach to game making,” Zynga chief executive Frank Gibeau said. “By acquiring Gram Games, we’re expanding our portfolio of live game franchises, while also adding a number of exciting new starts to our pipeline of future games.” Mehmet Ecevit, chief executive of Gram Games, added: “We are proud to join Zynga and combine Gram Games’ unique culture, talented team and hit games with Zynga’s world-class organisation. “We believe deeply in Zynga’s mission to connect the world through games and are excited to work with Frank and the rest of the Zynga team on our next phase of growth.”Related article: Zynga surpasses expectations in first quarter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Zynga has acquired privately held mobile games developer Gram Games for $250m (€214m) Topics: Finance Strategy Tech & innovation Finance Email Addresscenter_img Zynga details $250m mobile gaming acquisition Tags: Mobile Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 31st May 2018 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

IPL 2020: BCCI, franchises to evaluate COVID-19 situation on Tuesday

first_imgCricketLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSportSport News Previous articleSports Business: Tencent banking on Gaming business to reduce COVID-19 impactNext articleIPL 2020: Cancellation to hit brand value by up to $1bn, reveals report Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update Copa America 2021 COL vs PER LIVE: When and where to watch Colombia vs Peru LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Football The Board of Control for Cricket in India and the Indian Premier League franchisees will evaluate the prevailing COVID-19 situation and explore possibilities around the 13th edition of the IPL on Tuesday.With rapid rise in Coronavirus cases bringing the nation to a virtual halt, the board and the franchisees will deliberate on the issues via a conference call. IPL 2020, which was to be played from March 29 to May 24, has already been suspended till April 15. 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OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoAlso Read: IPL 2020: Cancellation to hit brand value by up to $1bn, reveals reportAmidst the prevailing scenario an April 15 start is out of question now. The stakeholders will now deliberate on the other options, including the reported July-September proposal.The BCCI will for sure not just rush with any decisions at this stage. Since no conclusive call can be made, except for deciding to scrap the league, neither the board nor franchisees will take a decision in haste.The BCCI would like to wait for another fortnight to explore the possibility of a shortened IPL edition from May 31. However, this will all be subject to the Coronavirus concerns in the country.A source in know of developments has confirmed that franchisee are not in favour of a July-September window, which will coincide with the peak monsoon season. “An IPL during July, August and September can only be possible if the entire league is staged overseas. Possibility of the 13th season of the IPL in the West Indies, Zimbabwe or South Africa may be discussed during the conference call,” says the source. “Even the BCCI was not very serious about it. There is no way that you can have cricket almost every day during July and August.”The BCCI office in Mumbai has already been shut down and the employees are doing all mandatory work from home.IPL 2020: Players to lose over ₹600 crore if COVID-19 forces cancellationThe IPL Governing Council during their meeting in Mumbai last week had discussed various options to ensure that the IPL is not entirely called off. However, the situation since has worsened further.In such a scenario, the conference call on Tuesday will primarily be a customary exercise to take stock of the situation. There won’t be any immediate decision except for plans to explore the possibility of the league outside India.Maharashtra has been the most effected as more than 275 Coronavirus cases have been confirmed in India. Mumbai, the epicentre of Indian cricket and the city that was supposed to host the IPL 2020 opening and final ties, is under a virtual lockdown.Wrestling fans can catch Live Streaming, Highlights, News, Videos, Photos, Results and Rankings on WrestlingTV Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title Football IPL 2020: BCCI, franchises to evaluate COVID-19 situation on Tuesday Cricket Copa America 2021 VEN vs ECU LIVE: When and where to watch Venezuela vs Ecuador LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Sport News Facebook Twitter Cricket Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beats Daria Kasatkina to clinch titlelast_img read more

Zimre Holdings Limited 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgZimRe Holdings Limited (ZIMR.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about ZimRe Holdings Limited (ZIMR.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZimRe Holdings Limited (ZIMR.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZimRe Holdings Limited (ZIMR.zw)  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileZimRe Holdings Limited operates through subsidiaries to provide solutions for general insurance, health cover, reinsurance, life reassurance, reinsurance brokering and property services for private, commercial and corporate clients in Zimbabwe and overseas. Its insurance products range from short-term and whole-life insurance to endowment pensions, medical aid societies and motor, household and commercial insurance solutions. The company also has interests in producing a range of animal-drawn implements and in property management; maintaining, developing and leasing properties in the residential and commercial property market in Zimbabwe. ZimRe Holdings Limited was founded in 1983 and is based in Harare, Zimbabwe. ZimRe Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Manu Samoa announce team to take on Ireland

first_imgThe Manu Samoa team to play Ireland this Saturday shows a wealth of experience at the highest level with eight of the starting XV playing in either the French Top 14 League or the English Premiership.  In the backline, Samoa boast two powerful wings in Wasps David Lemi and Alesana Tuilagi, who played for Leicester in the 2009 Heineken Cup final against Leinster.Inside centre Mapusua will be well known to Ireland as he played for London Irish in the recent Heineken Cup pool match against Munster and he will be relying on outhalf Tasesa Lavea, another player with considerable experience in the Heineken Cup and French league with his club Clermont Auvergne, to supply him with attacking opportunities.The side is captained by hooker Mahonri Schwalger, who plays his rugby with New Zealand province Taranaki and is part of a front row which also has premiership experience in prop Sakaria Taulafo. No.8 George Stowers, who also plays for London Irish in the Premiership, anchors a pack made of players, with the exception of former Connacht star Ofisa Trevarinus, who currently play in either the New Zealand provincial competitions or in Europe.Tickets for the game against Manu Samoa are still available for purchase as single tickets from www.irishrugby.ie up until this Friday or from the IRFU offices at 10-12 Lansdowne Road on the day of the game right up until kick off at 2.30pm.  Tickets are priced at €50 for adults and €20 for school children. The Manu Samoa Team to play Ireland in the Guinness Series this Saturday, 13th November 2010 (K.O. 2.30pm) at the Avia Stadium is as follows:15 – Paul Williams (Clermont Auvergne)14 – David Lemi (Wasps)13 – George Pisi (Taranaki)12 – Seilala Mapusua (London Irish)11 – Alesana Tuilagi (Leicester)10  – Tasesa Lavea (Clermont Auvergne)9 – Kahn Fotualii (Canterbury)1 – Sakaria Taulafo (Wasps)2 – Mahonri Schwalger (Taranaki) Captain LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 22 – Jamie Helleur (Auckland)center_img 3 – Anthony Perenise (Hawkes Bay)4 – Filipo Lavea Levi (Newcastle)5 – Kane Thompsen (Southland)6 – Ofisa Trevarinus (Malie, Samoa)7 – Manaia Salavea (Narbonne)8 – George Stowers (London Irish)Replacements:16 – Tii Paulo (Clermont Auvergne)17 – Simon Lemalu (Counties Manukau)18 – Iosefa Tekori (Castres)19 – Afa Aiono (Leulumoega, Samoa)20 – Junior Poluleuligaga (Exeter)21 – Gavin Williams (Clermont Auvergne)last_img read more

Five things we learnt in world rugby in March

first_imgRBS 6 Nations Championship 14/2/2015England vs Italy Italy’s Luca Morisi breaks a tackle and goes for his first tryMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Giuseppe Fama Rugby needs to embrace missed tacklesMarch proved that missed tackles are good for world rugby. This may seem like an odd thing to say, but elite rugby needs to readdress the way in which we view missed tackles. Test rugby’s pursuit of perfection has resulted in a situation where not losing has become the goal, as opposed to winning.This fear-based approach has resulted in modern test rugby becoming the Formula 1 of ball sports, where only the result is of any interest – the bit in the middle, the race or match, is largely a sterile affair. You just need to look at the last weekend of the RBS Six Nations to realise that missed tackles shouldn’t be regarded as ugly warts, but beauty spots. The last three fixtures of the Six Nations saw all teams finish their game with a tackle completion below 87%, which is very rare. But this low tackle-completion rate shouldn’t be regarded as failure, but more of a success.Players didn’t miss tackles. They were stepped and forced to tackle on their weak shoulder, out-gassed or out-passed, and there is no shame in that. There is a big difference between tackling against simple, repetitive carries in the narrow channels when compared to a fast offload game in the wide channels. Rugby needs to stop deifying defence and instead shower praise on expansive passing, mesmerising steps and a change of pace. That’s the rugby that supporters, sponsors, and TV networks want to see.The Six Nations’ needs bonus pointsMany regard the Six Nations as untouchable. A tournament so resplendent that introducing bonus points would be tantamount to pinging the Queens’ bra strap. But the Six Nations needs to keep pace with the rest of rugby. A game that readily and openly accepts temporary and permanent law changes. A game that has adopted TMO technology, frequently experiments with law changes and a game that has recently seen the Chiefs (NZ) exploit the ruck interpretation in a beautifully anarchic way.Rugby changes every day, in every country, in every league and the Six Nations needs to keep pace. And for anyone who says that bonus points could reduce the impact of a Grand Slam, then the solution is simple: give Grand Slam winners an additional three bonus points. It’s worth a try, if it doesn’t work, change it back. Simple really.Kicking on: Dan Biggar had a very good month in MarchBiggar finally gets the loveDan Biggar had a magnificent Six Nations. His almost Wilkinson-esque defence of the ten channel, highly accurate kicking game, spectacular aerial work, and immaculate distribution was rewarded with inclusion in the shortlist for Six Nations player of the tournament.Biggar’s achievements at Test level shouldn’t be underestimated. He hasn’t been afforded a simple path into Test rugby. Thr lad has been forced to do it the hard way. There was a time, in Wales, when Biggar had a popularity rating equal to Margret Thatcher. He found himself in a septic bubble of negative opinion from the media, Welsh supporters, and at one stage was even booed by a minority of Ospreys supporters at an Ospreys kit launch. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS But no longer. Biggar finally has the reputation and the shirt that he deserves. It’s seems almost churlish to suggest that his praise has been gained purely in the month of March 2015, when in reality his reputation has been forged over a 24 month period of elite performance. And remember he is still only 25. Double hat tip for Dan Biggar. Scratch that, a triple hat tip.Northern hemisphere needs to stop eating itselfLast week I watched a documentary about cannibalism and it’s near eradication in the modern world. However, there are two pieces of evidence that disprove this notion. Firstly, the dubious burger that I was served last week in what shall remain an unnamed Cardiff restaurant. Secondly, the northern hemisphere’s rugby calendar.March once again saw accusations that Test rugby eats away at club/regional squads and prevents them from being competitive at key points during the season. And that accusation is entirely correct. The reality is that the northern hemisphere season prevents either its club or Test game functioning at the level that it should. The northern hemisphere season is currently laid out like a ‘Pound Shop’ – stuff everywhere, in no particular order and with scant regard for the quality of the product.It doesn’t matter how much money you throw at it, or negotiate contracts and release periods, the structure up here is an amateurish shambles that blights a professional game. Can someone please sort it?Sense of perspective: Joe Schmidt is a winner, but there are more important thingsJoe Schmidt brings some perspectiveIt’s very easy to get carried away with rugby and its importance. Every aspect of the game, on and off the field is raked with a fine tooth comb often  so fine and exacting that it would be suitable for removing the dandruff from a juvenile tarantula. But every now and again someone gives rugby a reality check and Joe Schmidt certainly did that during March. Having won the 2015 Six Nations Championship everyone wanted to know where Ireland would go next. Can they improve? Are the centres an issue of concern? Can Ireland really win the World Cup?And then Schmidt delivered words with the same, if not more, impact than Courtney Lawes’ tackle on Jules Plisson. “I’ll park rugby for a while to care for my sick son,” he said.Those 12 words have more power and strength than any carry, tackle or kick can possibly deliver.last_img read more

RIP: Dixie Ann Smith Hutchinson, lay leader

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Posted Jan 3, 2017 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Obituary, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 People Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET RIP: Dixie Ann Smith Hutchinson, lay leader Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC [Episcopal News Service] Dixie Ann Smith Hutchinson died peacefully Nov. 30, 2016, at her home in Louisville, Colorado. Dixie had been diagnosed with cancer in January of 2016 and was under the care of hospice. Dixie was born in San Jose, California, graduated high school in Newport Beach, attended the University of Colorado, and lived in Dallas, Texas, for 60 years. In 2010 she moved to Louisville where she remained until her death.Dixie referred to herself a professional volunteer. Her family helped found Episcopal churches in Santa Rosa and Newport Beach, California, After she moved to Dallas, she was active in the diocese as diocesan altar guild directress, served on the Commission on Ministry, Executive Council, Episcopal Church Women’s Board and the Bishop Mason Center Board; three-time General Convention deputy, and two-time alternate. She was privileged to vote for Women’s Ordination to the Priesthood in 1976.  More opportunities to serve followed: Council for the Development of Ministry; Executive Council of the Episcopal Church; the boards of Episcopal Relief and Development, Hispanic Scholarship Trust Fund and Church Deployment; trustee of Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, University of the South and the Church Pension Fund.  In 1985 she was honored by Seabury-Western Theological Seminary with their Distinguished Christian Service Award. She was elected president of the Province of the Southwest of the Episcopal Church, the first layperson to serve in that office.She was a co-founder and sustainer of AD HOC, a group of laity and clergy formed to help support Bishop Donis D. Patterson (Dallas) in his move toward full inclusion of women in the ordained ministry.  She also convened “Gathering,” a group seeking to serve Christ in all persons and which provided a place to discuss and contemplate the Episcopal Church across the country. Eventually, the group took the name of Via Media Dallas and merged with the church-wide group, Via Media USA.After moving to Louisville, she attended St. John’s Episcopal Church in Boulder where she was a lay reader, a lay Eucharistic Minister, and assisted with homeless outreach.She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas S. Hutchinson, six months short of their 50th wedding anniversary in 2001. They had two children, Kathy Fox (Steve), and Dixon Hutchinson (Jenny Paddock), three grandchildren, Carter Fox (Rhiannon), Jason Fox (K.D). Fox and two great-grandchildren, Simon and Elliot Fox. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine St., Boulder. The Rt. Rev. Sam B Hulsey will preach.In lieu of flowers, the family will be grateful for memorials to one of the following: St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boulder, or Planned Parenthood of Boulder, 2525 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, Colorado, 80302. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR last_img read more

Isadora Dean: Every inch a teacher

first_img August 30, 2016 at 10:16 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia OCPS District 7 Candidate Feature: Isadora DeanAt her core, Isadora Dean is a teacher.The 42-year educator taught a generation of students, and after seeing them move on to careers as police officers, firefighters, doctors, attorneys, pastors, engineers, accountants, administrators, principals, motivational speakers, authors, and professional football players, Dean is ready to move on to her next career – school board member.Isadora DeanDean is running for the Orange County Public School Board District 7 seat against incumbent Christine Moore, and fellow challengers Matthew Fitzpatrick and Laura Rounds. District 7 has over 100,000 voters and includes all of Apopka, where her husband Billie Dean is Vice Mayor, and a City Commissioner for the past 22 years.And if she is elected, Dean’s primary focus will be the same as it was for 42 years – the students.“I’m running for a seat on the school board to promote policies and fiscal integrity for our future – our children. I have seen, first hand, what a good education can do. I was there when it worked better.”Dean wants a return to those days, and her immediate concern is the loss in quality teachers.“Many OCPS students have fallen by the wayside because of our obsession with testing. Teachers are leaving the teaching profession in droves, and support professionals receive low pay and disrespect… and parents have little or no voice. It’s time for change. It’s time to involve parents, teachers, students and the community…This is not about me, it is about our students! My top priority would be to put the education of children first, by getting back to some of the basics, of making literacy a priority.And according to Dean, it’s her experience in teaching, and focus on students that separate her from the other candidates.“I am the best candidate in this race because of my 42 years of teaching experience in Orange County’s public education system. As both an educator and a parent of children who attended Orange County’s public and private schools, I always put students first. I have a plethora of experience teaching in middle and high schools, teaching home economics, life management skills at Apopka Middle and Apopka High and intensive reading at Ocoee High and Acceleration Academy West. I was also Lead Teacher with the Even Start Family Literacy Program, where I conducted and coordinated parent involvement/literary workshops, playtimes for parents and their pre-school aged children, GED and ESOL classes and conducted home visits and served as Migrant Advocate. I have worked in some capacity in many areas of district 7—- Winter Garden, Apopka, Ocoee, and Tildenville.”If elected, she would also strive to bring accountability to the school board in terms of keeping parents informed and with a tight budget.“It is the board’s responsibility to maintain certain standards such as engaging parents and community in key issues and keeping them informed in a timely manner. Just as teachers are held accountable for the academic performance of students, then school board members should also be held accountable for students’ academic performance. They should support the superintendent in improving student achievement… however, they are not employees of the superintendent. Actually, the board and the superintendent are our employees.”Dean has heard the voices of the parents calling for a mandate for recess, and she wants them to know she will be an advocate for them.“Recess benefits children physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually and if elected I will actively lead the push for a minimum of 20 minutes of mandated daily recess.”She would also like to see more challenges for students who may not be college-bound.“I really would love to see vocational education back into our local schools. I think we do a good job with our college-bound students, but tend to ignore the average and below average students. Vocational/technical/trade programs in local schools, expand middle school sports, mentoring, and parental involvement would help these students a great deal.”And when it involves teacher evaluations like the Marzano System, Dean remains fiercely loyal to her fellow educators.“Marzano stated in his book that there is “No One” Teacher Evaluation Instrument for effective teaching. Also, in my opinion, teacher evaluation should be based on performance, not friendships with administrators or district staff. OCPS needs to focus on the professional growth of teachers and allow teachers to do what they are trained to do – teach. Many teachers are disappointed in a school system where less than 3 percent of great, experienced teachers were rated “highly effective”. Rumors are that administrators were advised to give low ratings. To me…that’s wrong.”While being against standardized testing seems to be a common opinion among students, teachers, parents, administrators, board members and candidates, Dean has a more tempered approach with solutions.“Accountability is important and testing will not go away, however there needs to be balance. First and foremost students are children and it is proven that children process and learn in different ways. Passing a test just to pass for county or state requirements is a great disservice and injustice to our teachers and students and is not an accurate assessment of learning. Student performance should be evaluated throughout the school year rather than relying solely on one test given on one given day. Alternatives forms and multiple measures of assessing performance can and should be utilized, including authentic portfolios of student’s work throughout the year, projects, oral presentations, and interviews and teacher-made tests. All students deserve to engage in authentic and meaningful hands-on learning experiences and need time to process, discuss with their peers, internalize and enjoy learning…not spend valuable time preparing for a test, as it undermines student learning.”Dean announced her intentions to run for District 7 in March, and since that announcement she has gone full force at this goal to be the next OCPS board member. But win, lose or runoff, she will always view this experience as she does most things –  a teachable moment. Mrs. Dean you ran a great campaign, just know that, and I wish you had of won, but you know you had fun, and enjoyed the campaign hoopla anyway!!! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply 2 COMMENTS Mama Mia Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img The Anatomy of Fear Good Election Day morning, Mrs. Dean! 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Costa Esmeralda Extension / Siqueira + Azul Arquitetura

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960610/costa-esmeralda-extension-siqueira-plus-azul-arquitetura Clipboard Save this picture!© Andre Nazareth+ 20Curated by Susanna Moreira Share Photographs:  Andre Nazareth Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Costa Esmeralda Extension / Siqueira + Azul Arquitetura Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960610/costa-esmeralda-extension-siqueira-plus-azul-arquitetura Clipboard Architects: Siqueira + Azul Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Lighting:Maneco QuinderéWoodwork:LatticeEngineer:Stewart EngenhariaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andre NazarethRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WoodEGGERLaminatesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. In a unique landscape of the Emerald Coast, the implementation of this project arises in favor of breaking the boundaries between the natural and the built. The concept of the construction consisted in placing the annex on an expressive plateau, with open spaces oriented to the widest view.Save this picture!© Andre NazarethPivoting panels and large shutters in oxidized copper mark the design of the main axis, in a color palette that mimics the surrounding vegetation, allowing for control over protection andventilation. A long glass skylight evidences the linearity of the annex, reinforcing transparency for greater use of natural light and visual connection with the outside.Save this picture!© Andre NazarethSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Andre NazarethThrough the use of natural materials in a unique language, the façade is composed of extensive freijó wood panels with rectilinear markings. Alongside the panels, the horizontal plane in a sand colored tone sought to explore the materiality as an integration component with the existing environment. An exclusive access made with local stones provides a path to overcome the topographical unevenness.Save this picture!© Andre NazarethThe annex houses a large living room, with special lighting and sound. The space has a small stage lined with solid bricks, which dialogs with the natural wood used within the project. In addition, the annex has furniture signed by national designers, contributing to a tropical characteristic.Save this picture!© Andre NazarethProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse M7 / MFRMGR ArchitekciSelected ProjectsLa Increíble Library / MS EstudioSelected Projects Share 2016 “COPY” Projects Costa Esmeralda Extension / Siqueira + Azul ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveCosta Esmeralda Extension / Siqueira + Azul Arquiteturacenter_img Area:  180 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Copy• Manufacturers: BTicino, Alice Cerâmica, Altena, ArqLed, Arquivo Contemporâneo, Deca, Hoy, Hunter Douglas, Kappah, La Fonte, Lumini, Maneco Quindere, Marmoraria Santa Cruz da Serra, MecaLux, Metalbagno, Punto Photographs Ether Daemon e Alexandra Marcondes Martins “COPY” Houses Landscape: CopyAbout this officeSiqueira + Azul ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMangaratibaPublished on April 25, 2021Cite: “Costa Esmeralda Extension / Siqueira + Azul Arquitetura” [Anexo Costa Esmeralda / Siqueira + Azul Arquitetura] 25 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more