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Tommaso Allan to fight through ProD2

first_imgBraced for impact: Tommaso Allan will see a lot of action for Perpignan next season in ProD2 TAGS: Highlight Allan only linked up with the squad a fortnight ago, arriving late because of international duty with Italy. He made his Test debut against Australia in November, subsequently appearing in all five of Italy’s Six Nations matches. Back in the autumn there was much discussion in the British media as to whether Allan would choose Italy – his birthplace and where his mother is from – or Scotland, where his paternal allegiances lie. “I  made the decision to play for Italy pretty quickly,” says Allan. “I suppose there was a bit of pressure but I had all my family behind me and that helped.” One of Allan’s relatives, uncle John, knows all about split loyalties, having won nine caps as Scotland hooker before collecting a further 13 for the Springboks following South Africa’s return to international rugby in the early 1990s. “John helped in saying that I would have more opportunities playing for Italy than I would Scotland,” says Allan.Those opportunities came his way last season but at times Allan admits it was a challenge for one so young to adapt to the rigours of Test rugby while also shouldering the responsibility of kicking goals for his country. “Honestly, it was quite tough,” he admits. “I had to really work on the mental side of my kicking and just being able to handle the pressure. I wasn’t kicking at Perpignan because of James Hook so it was hard to then do it for Italy.”James Hook and Camille Lopez have both left Perpignan in the wake of their relegation, a blow to the club in their quest for promotion, but at the same time an opportunity for Allan. Contrary to reports in the French press, he never entertained thoughts of joining Treviso and is determined to help lead USAP back to the Top 14. “I didn’t know anything about a move to Italy until I read about it in the newspaper. It was like ‘Oh yeah! Really?’ I can understand why James and Lopez moved but for me I see it as a chance to really develop as a fly-half because I’ll have more game time.Departed mentor: James Hook left Perpignan to sign for Gloucester“Last season my game management was the single biggest improvement for me. I started to read and understand the game better and I want to keep developing this season.” Allan admits he knows little about the ProD2 but he’s expecting some ding-dong encounters. “Obviously our target is to go straight back up but the ProD2 is competitive. We’ll be playing clubs we haven’t played for years and all of them will be wanting to beat us because of who we are and the fact we’ve just been relegated.”It’s not just the Perpignan players who are determined to return to the Top 14 at the first opportunity. The fanatical rugby public in Catalan country have recovered from the shock of relegation to rally behind their boys and more than 5,000 season tickets have already been sold more than a month before the first game, the same number as were sold in the whole of last season . When club president François Rivière, who takes as his role model Toulon chief Mourad Boudjellal, presented this season’s squad to the public more than 2,000 Catalans turned up to cheer each one of the 38-man group. “The atmosphere wasn’t too good in the days after [relegation],” concedes Allan. “It was best to stay at home out of sight! But everybody’s got behind the club again now. Rugby means a great deal in this part of the world and we all want to be back in the Top 14.”center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Hands up those who this time last year had heard of ‘Tommy’ Tommaso Allan? The odd aficionado of age-group rugby, perhaps, who had seen the young fly-half play for Western Province U19 or Scotland U20 but for most of us the name was as unknown as a cold snap on the Cote d’Azur.Twelve months on and the 21-year-old Allan has won ten caps for Italy and is one of the players Perpignan are looking to as they seek to drag themselves out of ProD2 and back into the Top 14.It was some season last year for Perpignan. The men in the blood and gold shirts were relegated to the second rung of French rugby for the first time in 103 years, a humiliation that shocked the sport on the other side of the Channel.Just five years earlier Perpignan had won the Top 14 title and they began last season with victories over Castres, Montpellier and Toulouse in the opening few weeks. Life looked good, not just for USAP but also for Allan, who made his senior club debut – and his first professional appearance – in the 19-16 defeat away at Racing Metro. It was a polished performance by Allan, who scored 11 points in the narrow defeat and more than held his own against Racing’s Johnny Sexton, recently returned from starring for the British and Irish Lions Down Under.Assured in azure: Allan fit in well playing for the Azzurri last seasonThen it all fell apart. Five consecutive defeats in the run up to Christmas, allied to a season-ending injury to fly-half Camille Lopez, shattered the squad’s morale. Defeat followed defeat in 2014 as Perpignan began the inexorable slide towards the wilderness of ProD2. The question now is will they bounce straight back into the Top 14 or will they  go the way of Pau, Beziers and Dax, once distinguished clubs who have languished in the ProD2 for years following relegation?Allan is confident Perpignan’s stay in the second division will be a short one. “Morale is really good in the squad,” he says, a couple of days after the players returned from a five day beasting at the French army’s commando training centre. “The purpose of it was to work on squad cohesion and bonding. We’ve a lot of new players [12 in total] but most of the squad has been together since the start of June so we’ve got to know each other well.”last_img read more

Diocese of Southern Virginia announces slate of candidates for 11th…

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY [Diocese of Southern Virginia]  The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Southern Virginia announced June 21 a slate of four candidates for the 11th bishop of the diocese. The new bishop will succeed the Rt. Rev. Herman Hollerith IV, who retired from the position of bishop diocesan in December 2018.In a statement, the Standing Committee thanked the Nominating and Search Committee for the diligent performance of their charge. “They have brought to us a slate of priests who have the gifts identified in our Diocesan profile as those we sought for the future of our life together in Christ.”The candidates are (in alphabetical order):The Rev. John T.W. Harmon; rector, Trinity Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.;The Rev. Susan B. Haynes; rector, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Mishawaka, Indiana;The Rev. Victoria Heard; rector, Redeemer Episcopal Church in Irving, Texas; and,The Rev. Sven L. vanBaars; rector, Abingdon Episcopal Church in White Marsh, Virginia.Their biographies and Q&A interviews are here.Walkabouts will be held Sept. 3-14, 2019.A special council for the election of the 11th bishop of Southern Virginia will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. A service of ordination and consecration is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.A 14-day petition period is currently open, during which additional candidates may come forward. The petition requirements are available here. Nominations by petition may be filed until 5 p.m. EDT on July 5, 2019.The Diocese of Southern Virginia encompasses 102 congregations from Virginia’s Dan River to the Eastern Shore. 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Bishop Elections, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA center_img Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 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 Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Posted Jun 21, 2019 Diocese of Southern Virginia announces slate of candidates for 11th bishop diocesan The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 House of Bishops Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI last_img read more

Harmon Guest House / David Baker Architects

first_img Emerald City Engineers ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917614/harmon-guest-house-david-baker-architects Clipboard Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture Landscape: “COPY” Houses Architects: David Baker Architects Area Area of this architecture project Summit Engineering Projects Save this picture!© Bruce Damonte+ 51Curated by Paula Pintos Share United States Harmon Guest House / David Baker Architects Harmon Guest House / David Baker ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHarmon Guest House / David Baker Architects Civil Engineer: Structural Engineer: Mechanical Engineer: “COPY” ArchDaily Area:  39876 ft² Photographs Electrical Engineer: Emerald City Engineers Photographs:  Bruce Damonte, Angie Silvy KPFF Consulting Engineers CopyHouses, Extension•Healdsburg, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917614/harmon-guest-house-david-baker-architects Clipboard Plumbing:Emerald City EngineersArt Consultant:Svea Lin SollCity:HealdsburgCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bruce DamonteRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Kitchens – ValchromatWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. An expansion to the family, the Harmon Guest House joins DBA’s h2hotel and Hotel Healdsburg to complete a trio of boutique eco-hotels adjacent to the square in Healdsburg. The new guest house sits on a narrow lot just to the north of h2hotel, bringing an increased capacity for sustainable accommodations and a needed parking resource for the popular wine-country town.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteSave this picture!© Bruce DamonteAt ground level, a dramatic glass entry lobby and green stair set the tone of openness and welcome. The transparent façade is screened with redwood sun shading and vine trellises at the street level. A sheltered bus-stop waiting bench is built into the face of the hotel.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteHarmon Guest House features 39 efficient rooms—including six suites—in intimate pods grouped at the front and rear of the site. Between, a central courtyard crossed by glassed-in bridges brings in light and air. To the rear, the hotel overlooks Foss Creek.Save this picture!2th floor planSave this picture!Section AAs part of its design and construction, the guest house is contributing to the further restoration of this riparian corridor. The property spans the creek, with a footbridge crossing over to a creekside park with preserved and protected trees and native plantings.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteEach guest room enjoys private outdoor space by way of a balcony or patio plus a view out toward either the main street and town square or the swimming pool and creek-side park behind. The common spaces and comfortable rooms feature a mix of classic and new furnishings and are warmed by simple, sophisticated local textiles and art.Save this picture!© Angie SilvySave this picture!© Bruce DamonteThe fourth-level restaurant offers the only rooftop bar in town that is open to the public. Adjacent to this social space, Merritt Hall—an event room named to honor hotel’s late developer Merritt Sher—is a flexible indoor-outdoor space suited for meetings, banquets, wine tastings, and more.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteProject gallerySee allShow lessSeesaw Coffee / Nota ArchitectsSelected ProjectsFactory Restaurant / 4 Lados.AUSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeDavid Baker ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionHealdsburgUnited StatesPublished on May 27, 2019Cite: “Harmon Guest House / David Baker Architects” 27 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Harmon 酒店 / David Baker Architects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

‘Pyramid of Success’ guides football’s season

first_img + posts Women’s golf heads to Oklahoma for chance at first Big 12 title Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Linkedin Branson Nelson ReddIt Branson is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys writing about all sports and plans to go to law school after graduation. Twitter Iqbal leads women’s golf to fourth-place finish at Big 12 Tournament A COVID-19 Charles Schwab Challenge printWhen the TCU football team walked into the Four Sevens Team Room after upsetting No. 6 Oklahoma State, the annual Pyramid of Success had just a little more purple.Each year head coach Gary Patterson has been at TCU, there has been a new pyramid. The pyramid starts out completely white, and as the team accomplishes its goals throughout the season, it’s slowly shaded in with purple. Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden created the Pyramid of Success in 1948, and it has often been replicated in some form over the years.“We have had it for 20 years since I have been here, as an assistant and then as the head coach,” Patterson said. “It basically gives you a road map.”Photo of the TCU pyramid in the Four Sevens Team Room. (Photo by Branson Nelson)The map starts at the bottom with a four-word foundation: Attitude, Chemistry, Family and Accountable. Next comes Mental Toughness, Extra Effort, Tradition and Prepare– then comes the on-the-field goals.“The third level is non-conference opponents,” Patterson said. “The fourth level is conference opponents at home, the next level is conference opponents on the road, and then the rest is everything postseason.”So far, up to the third level is all purple. TCU knocked off Jackson State and SMU at home then beat Arkansas on the road for a perfect 3-0 out-of-conference record. These wins filled out the “Leave No Doubt” level.TCU will get its chance to start filling in the fourth level, titled “Draw the Line,” when it hosts its first Big 12 home game against West Virginia on Oct. 7.With Saturday’s big win in Stillwater, TCU started filling in the “Don’t Back Down” level, but the purple added hardly made a dent in all the white that remains.“You want to know how important the rest of the season is, and what Oklahoma State was?” Patterson said. “You see that small sliver of purple, and you see all the rest of that white? We have a lot of work to do.”That work will undoubtedly be hard (completing the pyramid means winning 11 more games en route to a 15-0 season and a national championship), but the program plans to take it step-by-step. After all, that’s what the pyramid is for.“It is one game at a time,” Patterson said. “The pyramid allows us to do that because as a group, you just don’t look too far ahead, and that is the way I have always approached a season. You have to have a road map of how you want to get it accomplished.” This week TCU has its bye week, with no section of the pyramid in play, but Patterson knows this week means just as much as any other. It is time to rest, regroup and get ready for the rest of the season and the rest of the rise to the top of the pyramid. Linkedin Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Photo courtesy of gofrogs.com Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Twitter Equestrian earns last seed in NCEA team bracket Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ ReddIt Facebook Previous articleHoroscopes: September 27, 2017Next articleSoul Repair Center looks to expand reach on campus Branson Nelson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

Radio Isanganiro director arrested, joins two other journalists in Mpimba prison

first_img Reporters Without Borders firmly condemned the arrest today of Mathias Manirakiza, the director of privately-owned radio Isanganiro, for “disseminating information liable to disturb public order and security.” After being questioned for three hours at the prosecutor’s office, he was transferred to Mpimba prison, where two other radio journalists are already being held.“In punishing radio stations in this dangerous fashion, the authorities are just carrying out the threats that have been made for several months against media that refuse to toe the line,” the press freedom organisation said.“The wave of arrests will continue if nothing is done to bring the government to reason,” Reporters Without Borders added. “President Pierre Nkurunziza cannot keep hiding behind the judiciary. Government officials are responsible for this situation as they are the ones who have been bringing complaints against the radios.”Manirakiza was arrested for broadcasting a report in August that it was the army that prepared an attack on the presidential palace and the home of the head of the ruling party with the aim of proving there had been a coup attempt, the reality of which has been questioned by many privately-owned media.Manirakiza’s lawyer, Raphael Gahungu, told Reporters Without Borders the complaint against his client was filed by a senior police official. He also said that Manirakiza was being held illegally as the offence with which he is charged under article 10 of the press law carries no penalty. He added that for someone to be placed in preventive detention, they have to be charged with an offence punishable by at least a year in prison, and even then they can only be held for up to two weeks.————-22.11.2006 – Two radio journalists jailed in Bujumbura on state security chargeReporters Without Borders condemns today’s arrest of Serge Nibizi, editor-in-chief of privately-owned Radio Publique Africaine (RPA), and Domitile Kiramvu, one of his journalists, on charges of “disseminating news threatening state security” and “violating the confidentiality of a judicial investigation.”“President Pierre Nkurunziza claims to be committed to democratic values, so he should realise that throwing two journalists in prison for purely political reasons, before they have been tried, is contrary to all democratic standards,” the press freedom organisation said.“Burundi’s donors must put pressure on the president’s office to have Nibizi and Kiramvu released and to have Burundi’s laws amended, as it is unacceptable for journalists to be treated like criminals over the least complaint,” Reporters Without Borders added.At the end of the afternoon of 21 November, Nibizi, Kiramvu and a third RPA journalist, André-Palice Ndimurukundo, received a summons to report to the Bujumbura prosecutor at 2 p.m. that day. As it was already too late, they went the next morning (yesterday morning). Nibizi and Kiramvu were charged, and were taken to Mpimba prison, while Ndimurukundo was released.The arrests appear to have been prompted by Kiramvu’s comments on the air last August criticising articles in the fortnightly Intumwa (The Messenger), the mouthpiece of the ruling CNDD-FDD party, that detailed evidence against alleged coup plotters although the case has not yet been sent for trial.When President Nkurunziza gave a press conference during a visit to Paris on 9 November, Reporters Without Borders asked him about the climate of hostility between the ruling party and Burundi’s privately-owned media. In reply, he insisted on his commitment to press freedom and added, “if ever there was a country in which relations between government and press are peaceful, it is Burundi.” November 27, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News News to go further June 5, 2020 Find out more BurundiAfrica Help by sharing this information Reports The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africacenter_img Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists November 29, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio Isanganiro director arrested, joins two other journalists in Mpimba prison Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention News Organisation October 21, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts BurundiAfrica Follow the news on Burundilast_img read more

Helipad crucial after five airlifted to hospital

first_img Previous articlePress ball supporting SVP and Limerick Marine SearchNext articleGrand Cherokee Trailhawk next generation advances admin NewsLocal NewsHelipad crucial after five airlifted to hospitalBy admin – August 29, 2012 526 Advertisement Print WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Email Linkedin CALLS have been made for a designated landing pad for a rescue helicopter, after five Limerick people were airlifted out of Kilkee over a two-week period. Rescue services cleared the local golf-course twice in the last fortnight in order to land the Shannon Coastguard helicopter as there is designated landing pad in the popular seaside resort. Manuel di Lucia of the voluntary Kilkee Marine Rescue Service said it would cost relatively little – in the region of €30,000 – to construct the helipad.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It’s a fair distance to have to transport someone with serious injuries from the rescue centre to the golf course and it has to be done in either an ambulance or a car. That’s not at all good when there’s a casualty with those kind of injures,” he told the Limerick Post.Nor is the golf course an ideal landing place although the club has been “very co-operative,” Mr di Lucia said.“You have to clear the course and the downdraft is so big that it blew all the sand out of the bunker both times,” he said.Referring to concerns the rescue service have about the lack of a landing pad in the resort, he said this could have the most serious consequences for a badly injured person.In the last two weeks, the helicopter was called in to airlift a teenage boy with head injuries who had dived into the sea and hit underwater concrete.In a separate incident, Mayor Gerry McLoughlin’s sister-in-law slipped on the edge of the pier and fell 10 feet on to hard ground as the tide was out.On the same day, three divers from the Limerick Sub Aqua Club had to be airlifted to hospital because they had to surface too quickly due to an equipment malfunction.“They were rushed to hospital to be treated for risk of ‘the bends’ which can be fatal. The helicopter lifted all four together on that occasion,” said Mr di Lucia who added:“This could be funded by the county council and the Department of Transport via the coastguard service. If we had five such landing pads around the coast it would be much safer and easier.”Mayor McLoughlin said that he supports the call, given the popularity of Kilkee as a destination for Limerick people.“The rescue people provide an unbelievable service and anything which can be done to help them should be done,” he said.“ Landing a helicopter that size is no easy task – it takes a crew. Getting an injured person to the helicopter is complicated by traffic and the contours of the ground. It’s not even, so the patient has to be carried the last bit of the way”. The Mayor also expressed concern for the helicopter crew.“A golf club hardly has ideal health and safety conditions for landing a machine of that size,” he told the Limerick Post Twitterlast_img read more

Top Cannabis Businesses, Associations, and Advocacy Organizations Join Forces to Launch U.S. Cannabis Council

first_img WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Top cannabis businesses, associations, and advocacy organizations in the United States today launched the U.S. Cannabis Council (USCC), a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization that strategically aligns and unifies its members’ collective voices to advance cannabis reform. The largest coalition of its kind, USCC will harness the resources, energy, and expertise of its founding members to end federal cannabis prohibition by bringing together a strategic alliance of organizations, businesses, and individuals. Importantly, USCC will focus on securing federal reforms that advance social equity and promote fair, safe, and well-regulated markets nationwide as states continue legalizing cannabis at a rapid rate. “USCC is a unified voice advocating for the descheduling and legalization of cannabis,” said USCC Interim CEO Steven Hawkins, a leader in civil and human rights who also serves as Executive Director of the Marijuana Policy Project, a founding member of USCC. “Legalization at both the state and federal level must include provisions ensuring social equity and redress for harms caused to communities impacted by cannabis prohibition.” The alliance aims to raise ethical standards within the industry; achieve restorative justice for communities that have been disproportionately impacted by misguided state and federal cannabis policies; and create a healthy, inclusive, and well-regulated cannabis industry with social, financial, and environmental benefits shared by all. Congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. are already looking forward to working hand-in-hand with the organization. “As founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, I’ve seen firsthand that our most successful cannabis wins have been secured by a team,” said U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore. “That’s why I am glad to see this first-of-its-kind alliance. We have a unique opportunity in the 117th Congress to advance cannabis reform, but we must remain united to create the change we know is possible. I look forward to welcoming the United States Cannabis Council to Washington, D.C. and working together toward meaningful policy change in the months and years ahead.” USCC aims to become a leading resource for cannabis here in the U.S., impacting policy change on both a federal and state level. “Today the cannabis industry has mobilized to make our message clear – we must deschedule and legalize cannabis, and it is critical that it is done the right way,” said Christian Sederberg, USCC’s Acting Board Chairman and a partner at national cannabis law firm Vicente Sederberg, a founding member of USCC. “After so many years working towards meaningful reform, it’s inspiring to see the diverse group of partners who have formed this collective voice, and together, we are hopeful that true, meaningful federal cannabis reform is within reach.” The USCC’s founding members represent some of the most influential policy and business organizations in the modern cannabis industry. For every five board appointments, the USCC will reserve one additional board seat for members representing specific areas of focus, including DEI and environmental concerns. Founding members of the U.S. Cannabis Council include standalone and multi-state businesses, associations, and advocacy organizations from throughout North America:Acreage HoldingsAkerna Corp.American Trade Association of Cannabis and HempAssociation for Cannabis Health Equity and MedicineBellRock BrandsBuckeye ReliefCannabis Trade FederationCanopy Growth CorporationColumbia Care Inc.Cresco Labs Inc.Cronos GroupCultaCuraleafDNA GeneticsEazeFlowhubGlobal Alliance for Cannabis CommerceGood ChemistryThe Grove Cannabis DispensaryHeadcount’s Cannabis Voter ProjectHusch BlackwelliAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc.JushiKeef BrandsLightshadeLivWell Enlightened HealthMarijuana Policy ProjectMedicine ManMedMenNative Roots Cannabis Co.1906 New HighsPAX LabsPharmaCannProKureRaw GardenSchwazzeScotts Miracle-Gro CompanyUrbn LeafVeterans Cannabis ProjectVicente Sederberg LLPVireoWana For more information on how to get involved with the USCC, please visit www.uscannabiscouncil.org. The United States Cannabis Council is a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization. USCC members seek to harness their collective expertise in order to advance social equity, end the federal prohibition of cannabis, modernize federal and state regulations and promote high ethical standards within the industry. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005220/en/ CONTACT: Amanda Lowell [email protected] 914-391-4077 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER RETAIL CONGRESSIONAL NEWS/VIEWS SPECIALTY PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE WHITE HOUSE/FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STATE/LOCAL HEALTH PUBLIC POLICY RETAIL SOURCE: United States Cannabis Council Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 08:15 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 08:15 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005220/en Top Cannabis Businesses, Associations, and Advocacy Organizations Join Forces to Launch U.S. Cannabis Council Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Twittercenter_img Previous articleThe Latest: Day 1 crowd reaches 17,922 at Australian OpenNext articleVoya Financial Advances Its Workplace Strategy Through Sale of Independent Financial Planning Channel Digital AIM Web Support Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook TAGS  last_img read more

[Breaking] SC To Hear Tomorrow The Review Petition Filed By Six Ministers From Six States Against Order Dismissing Pleas For Postponement Of NEET/JEE

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] SC To Hear Tomorrow The Review Petition Filed By Six Ministers From Six States Against Order Dismissing Pleas For Postponement Of NEET/JEE LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK3 Sep 2020 5:57 AMShare This – xA Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan will hear Tomorrow the review petition filed by Six cabinet ministers from six states against Supreme Court against the August 17 order dismissing pleas to postpone NEET-JEE exams scheduled in September.The petition filed through Advocate Sunil Fernandes states that the SC order fails to “secure the safety, security and Right to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan will hear Tomorrow the review petition filed by Six cabinet ministers from six states against Supreme Court against the August 17 order dismissing pleas to postpone NEET-JEE exams scheduled in September.The petition filed through Advocate Sunil Fernandes states that the SC order fails to “secure the safety, security and Right to Life of the Students/Candidates appearing for the NEET/JEE exams”.The hearing will be in Judge’s chamber On August 17, a bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra, B R Gavai and Krishna Murari had dismissed the writ petitions. Since Justice Arun Mishra has retired on Wednesday, the matter will be heard by  the bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan .It is further contended that the SC ignored the “teething logistical difficulties in conducting the examinations at the proposed dates” and “failed to balance the competing but equally important aspects of conducting the examination and securing safety of the students”.The petitioners are Moloy Ghatak ( Minister-in-Charge, Department of Labour & E.S.I. (MB) Scheme and Departments of Law & Judicial, Government of West Bengal), Dr. Rameshwar Oraon( Cabinet Minister of Finance, Government of Jharkhand), Dr. Raghu Sharma(Cabinet Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Rajasthan), Amarjeet Bhagat(Minister of Food, Civil supplies, Culture, Planning, Economics & Statistics, Government of Chhattisgarh), Balbir Singh Sidhu(Cabinet Minister Health and Family Welfare & Labour, Government of Punjab), and Uday Ravindra Samant(Minister of Higher and Technical Education, Government of Maharashtra).On August 17, a bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra, B R Gavai and Krishna Murari had dismissed the writ petition “Sayantan Biswas & Ors. vs. National Testing Agency (NTA) & Ors” observing :”We find that there is absolutely no justification in the prayer made for postponement of the examination in question relating to NEET UG-2020 as well as JEE (Main) April, 2020. In our opinion, though there is pandemic situation, but ultimately life has to go and the career of the students cannot be put on peril for long and full academic year cannot be wasted”.Challenging this order, the review petitioners state :”The advice of “Life Must Go On” may have very sound philosophical underpinnings but cannot be a substitute for valid legal reasoning and logical analysis of the various aspects involved in the conduct of the NEET UG and JEE exams”.It is contended that the SC order is cryptic, non-speaking, does not discuss let alone enumerate the various aspects and complexities involved in a matter of this magnitude and complex nature.”Next Storylast_img read more

Absenteeism costing call centres 10m days a year

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Absenteeism costing call centres 10m days a yearOn 18 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. UK contact centres lose 10 million working days per annum due toabsenteeism. The claim is made in a publication from Dimension Data, The Merchants GlobalContact Centre Benchmarking Report. Agent absenteeism in the UK runs at 8 per cent per annum, and UK contactcentre staff now represent almost 3 per cent of the employed population. The survey also reveals that the contact centre industry is stillexperiencing a high agent turnover rate of 19 per cent globally, with Europeand the UK facing turnover rates of 25 per cent. Adrian Garton, contact centre HR manager at call centre consultantsMerchants, said this may be in part due to the fact that many UK agents now seecontact centre work as a career, and move between centres in search of betterpay and conditions. To prevent staff attrition, contact centres need to place more emphasis onstaff development, he said, and develop HR programmes that recognise thecultural differences between contact centre workers and corporate workers. Just 50 per cent of centres surveyed had specific policies for careerdevelopment, a drop from 57 per cent in 2001, and only 47.7 per cent of centreshad a specific policy for staff attrition. Garton said he was surprised that only half the UK contact centres conducttelephone interviews with candidates. “Telephone interviews are invaluable. They are the best way of findingout whether they will be happy talking on the phone,” he said. Ian Barlett, group contact centre training manager at consultancy Merchants,said contact centres need to increase training and development, after a drop ininterest over the past year, largely due to cost. “Training is one area that has been hit harder than most by companies’wider budget restraints,” he said. He urged businesses to measure the business contribution that trainingmakes. “The long-term damage and knock-on effect of training cuts will be theattrition of employees and a loss of intellectual property and reputation inthe marketplace,” he said. By Quentin Readewww.ccbenchmarking.comlast_img read more