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20 bishops sign minority report on marriage equality

first_img Rector Martinsville, VA 20 bishops sign minority report on marriage equality AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL July 3, 2015 at 1:21 pm Amen to Bruce Bogin…A wonderful response… EDWIN BECK says: Submit a Press Release Featured Events July 10, 2015 at 11:46 am We all have to face our Maker one day! Today, mankind overrules God: that which He says is bad, man proclaims to be good; and that which He says is Good, man claims to be bad. We all try to justify our sins and shortcomings by manipulating the TRUTH and passing laws to accommodate our desires, and that of what the so-called majority or popular culture clamors for.Nevertheless, we MUST always remember that Civilizations and Empires rise and fall (remember the Chinese; Babylonians; Egyptians; Greeks, Romans, British etc), but GOD’s Word and His Kingdom through the Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST (GOD) stand FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! July 3, 2015 at 10:45 am I agree with what you write, but why do you assume as do so many other people that Jesus was not married? There is nothing in the Bible which says that he was not married, only the assumption based upon the lack of a definite statement to that affect. My own view is that Jesus was almost certainly married. People should not forget that Jesus was a Palestinian Jew. He had a trade as a carpenter and by all accounts, he was charismatic. In a word, he would have been a “catch”. While admittedly people have changed in 2,000 years, the Jews of today bear certain characteristics of their ancestors, and one of these is a cultural disposition to marriage. To this day being single is frowned upon and effort is made to find a girl or a man for an unmarried. “Wow, do I have a girl (guy) for you.” It’s in the genes. So it is my very best guess that Jesus was married. Rector Shreveport, LA The Rev. Brian Cannaday says: July 3, 2015 at 1:37 pm Thankfully the rest of the bishops recognize that we live in the year 2015 – and not the Iron Age. The patriarchal authors of Leviticus had no knowledge of sexual orientation or homosexuality, a word which would not be coined until the 19th century. The Biblical authors were equally wrong about epilepsy, leprosy, left-handedness and skin color. TEC has (finally) decided to end their institutional discrimination against LGBT persons. These eighteen bishops voted to continue that discrimination based on an a very selective and out-of-context reading of the Bible which states that anything not understood is evil. Tod Roulette says: General Convention 2015, Same-Sex Marriage Bruce Bogin says: July 5, 2015 at 3:48 pm …46% of population is now single…and should not be frowned upon…do you remember who Jesus said ‘his’ family was? Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Donald Heacock says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC July 3, 2015 at 11:12 am Amen to Bruce Bogin. Thank you for such a clear response to tour continuous issues of bringing wrongs to our consciences Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing July 3, 2015 at 10:29 am I have found it interesting to observe over my lifetime that when a person has a particular prejudice, he quickly wraps himself in an available scripture (Jews and Moslems are as guilty of this as Christians) and finds some phrase that seems to support his view, and he then goes on to say, in my view, with hubris, that this is the intention of God, or the will of God or the desire of God, as though any of us mortals is given to know the mind of God. And so, two hundred years ago there were clergy people and lay people who proclaimed that it was God’s certain intention that black people were inferior to white people and should be their slaves, so that white people could look after them (lots of luck with that). A hundred years ago you could find all kinds of clergy opposing woman suffrage on the grounds that God obviously meant for woman to be subservient to their husbands and that by their nature women did not have the emotional stability to vote. Sixty years ago you could find clergy opposing the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education that segregated schools were not equal. There were clergy who opposed mixed race marriages even after the Supreme Court ruled that laws limiting such marriages were unconstitutional. And so it goes. People have prejudices, even clergy, and they do not hesitate to wrap themselves in scripture and announce that their interpretation of God’s will is the correct one. It has taken us a long time to learn that homosexuality is not a learned nor an acquired behavior but affects about five percent of people from birth. The same God which made people heterosexual made a certain number homosexual. They are entitled to the same rights and rites as all other people. Much as I hate to disappoint the 18 bishops and those who support them, God did not invent marriage. God created the world and everything in it, but He didn’t invent marriage or other customs. Those are man-made. And to declare what God’s intention is or was is tantamount to declaring that you have an insight into the mind of God. You don’t. You may think you do, but you don’t. I’m glad I belong to a church in which all are treated the same—white and black and Hispanic and Native American, male and female, straight and gay, and I hope transgender as well. We are all God’s children without exception. All are entitled to the same rights. Those who think otherwise are welcome to find another church which shares their prejudices. I would much prefer to belong to a smaller Episcopal Church which is true to its values than to belong to a huge church which discriminates against some of God’s children. And I certainly don’t need a bishop or other clergy person who believes that he knows the mind and intention of God. Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Ron Pirnie says: Rector Bath, NC General Convention, Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Michael Hartney says: G Forrest says: July 3, 2015 at 10:06 am I also applaud these Bishops for their dissension from the canonical action. I believe the change in the canon violates God’s law and it degrades the status of the Episcopal Church in the eyes of God and Christians worldwide. Is the Episcopal Church God’s church or the church of misguided Supreme Court Justices? Comments (26) July 17, 2015 at 5:53 pm I agree with the Minority report. I and a number of other members of our church (St. Peter’s , Ripon, WI.) are very upset about the decisions of the Convention. We were recently discussing how we could possibly stay Episcopalians. It is all the same pc lala land of the liberals. This is what is destroying our society and our families. Dean Inge said “The church that marries the Spirit of the Age will be a widow in the next” Press Release Service Pete Dayton says: Dottie Thompson says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Susan Zimmerman says: Bruce Babcock says: July 4, 2015 at 2:09 pm Brilliant – nothing short of it. July 4, 2015 at 9:57 pm The information on the two votes are contained in the article at this link: July 11, 2015 at 11:08 pm Dissenting Episcopalians have a home available to them by joining a member parish of the Anglican Church of North America, ( ACNA) where conventional marriage if practiced per Gods will. Kit Wang says: July 3, 2015 at 4:30 pm It would be helpful to know the total vote for, the total that abstained and the total eligible tovote. Paul Emmons says: July 6, 2015 at 5:06 pm The situation is very simple and straightforward. There are no semantics needed. There is no “task force on marriage” needed; (the task force mission is now clearly to destroy the sacrament of Holy Matrimony and what it stands for). There are no interpretations of scripture, seminary degrees, nor ecclesiastical platitudes needed.Again – simple and straightforward. To wit: The rite of Holy Matrimony must not be stricken nor altered, and must remain fully available to Episcopalians. The convention does not have the right to remove this sacrament. Consenting couples consisting of one man and one wonan, their children, grandchildren, and future generations have the right to elect to be married in Holy Matrimony. This right is sacred and cannot be removed by a vote.I will withhold my parish pledge for the duration between now and the beginning of Advent, and will notify vestry accordingly. If the sacrilegious vote to strike Holy Matrimony at the beginning of Advent takes effect, I and many others will thereby have been EXCLUDED from the Episcopal Church, where “All Are Welcome”. The laity of the church apparently does not have a vote – except with their pledges and their feet….. Yes Conservatives can in fact accommodate other views, but we cannot agree to the elimination of one of the Sacraments in the Book of Common Prayer by liberals and “inclusives”. It may be time – as Henry the VIII split from the Roman Catholic church – for devout believers in the sanctity of Holy Matrimony to establish a church that holds to true values that do not change. I am gravely concerned about the vote in Salt Lake City. How can the sacrament of Holy Matrimony literally be stricken from the Book of Common Prayer? THIS IS A SACRILEGE. The Book of Common Prayer is intended to reflect the common beliefs and worship of the entire church. No longer. There was no advance discussion about this in the 2015 Diocese Council, nor in our parish (Roanoke VA). This vote betrays the trust placed on the bishops ans delegates by the church body. It will cost the Episcopal church dearly in controversy and dissent. It will hasten – not slow – the decline in membership. This travesty will result in more children being denied their right and duty to honor their father and their mother – which is one of the Ten Commandments. By trying to be “inclusive”, this vote EXCLUDES and makes unwelcome those who devoutly believe marriage is one man and one woman, and desire to teach their children and grandchildren accordingly. There was a deliberate and open discussion process in 2012 about a trial liturgy for blessing of same sex couples. While many disagreed, it was at least to some, a reasonable effort to accommodate different viewpoints. The SLC vote is the exact opposite – it is forced upon the church body with no opportunity for review, dissent, or revision. The EC is under no obligation to follow the Supreme Court’s marginal 5-4 ruling, which takes 100 pages to ‘justify’. The EC does NOT need to “follow suit” as the website posting blandly states in acquiescence. Church and State are separate – and this is a good example of why that is so. In fact, the Episcopal church should support God’s design, natural law, Jesus at Cana, and millennia of tradition. It should uphold the sacrament of Holy Matrimony.The SLC measure has a delayed implementation until the beginning of Advent. I request, pray and call upon the Dissenting Bishops to appeal to the Presiding Bishop to suspend the implementation of this Orwellian re-write to our church doctrine, indefinitely. This is too important and fundamental an issue to be decided by those who wish to erase the institution of Holy Matrimony. Civil Union or blessing? Perhaps. Erasing gender from marriage? No. Striking out Holy Matrimony? NEVER. Let it be known that it is not true that I will have left the Episcopal church. Rather, the truth is, that the church will have left me – and others who share my views. I will begin looking for another denomination to join, prior to Advent. Paul Heymann, Episcopalian, 1956 – (2015) Ira Phillips says: Bruce Bogin says: Tags Rector Tampa, FL Rexford Jarrett says: Raymond G Roach, Jr. says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID EDWIN BECK says: July 5, 2015 at 2:57 pm Marriage may have changed may have changed many times but not in Christian Church history. It seems to me the church has change at best sacrament of marriage. A very all slice of even the Anglican Community. I was taught it the mind of the whole body make such a drastic move. Has not the G. C. admitted we have 2 sacraments rests are ordinances that we could change? Paul Heymann says: center_img July 3, 2015 at 5:08 am I don’t understand what it means when it says ‘resigned’ after their names? Curate Diocese of Nebraska July 3, 2015 at 8:44 am I fully support these bishops in their dissent from that canonical action. I would also maintain that marriage is between a man and a woman. That is how God instituted it, and that is how Jesus re-instituted it at the wedding feast in Cana of Galilee. Human Sexuality, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 July 9, 2015 at 2:08 pm I am saddened by the selective use of THE BIBLE to justify what marriage is and is not. Marriage at a court house should be a civil marriage. It does not include a church blessing which can be denied for several reasons. I hope the premarriage classes will help the priest become more comfortable blessing the couple or decide they are not ready. Dictating from THE BIBLE for what is right today drive us away. These political fights suck our energy to focus on the love of Jesus and his teachings Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest July 2, 2015 at 8:32 pm So very grateful for this courageous and bold statement, and for the invitation for all who agree to sign it. Well done, good and faithful servants! 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 Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Jody Greenwood says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Timothy J. Mannion says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church, in passing Resolutions A036 and A054, has made a significant change in the Church’s understanding of Christian marriage. As bishops of the Church, we must dissent from these actions.We affirm Minority Report #1, which was appended to the text of Resolution A036:The nature, purpose, and meaning of marriage, as traditionally understood by Christians, are summed up in the words of the Book of Common Prayer:“The bond and covenant of marriage was established by God in creation, and our Lord Jesus Christ adorned this manner of life by his presence and first miracle at a wedding in Cana of Galilee. It signifies to us the mystery of the union between Christ and his Church, and Holy Scripture commends it to be honored by all people.The union of husband and wife in heart, body, and mind is intended by God for their mutual joy; for the help and comfort given one another in prosperity and adversity; and, when it is God’s will, for the procreation of children and their nurture in the knowledge and love of the Lord” (BCP, p. 423)The nature, purpose, and meaning of marriage are linked to the relationship of man and woman. The promises and vows of marriage presuppose husband and wife as the partners who are made one flesh in marriage. This understanding is a reasonable one, as well as in accord with Holy Scripture and Christian tradition in their teaching about marriage.When we were ordained as bishops in the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church, we vowed to “guard the faith, unity, and discipline of the Church of God” (BCP, p. 518). We renew that promise; and in light of the actions of General Convention, and of our own deep pastoral and theological convictions, we pledge ourselves to “Maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Eph. 4:3). The bonds created in baptism are indissoluble, and we share one bread and one cup in the Eucharist. We are committed to the Church and its people, even in the midst of painful disagreement.“Speak the truth in love” (Eph. 4:15). When we disagree with the Church’s actions, we will do so openly and transparently and – with the Spirit’s help – charitably. We are grateful that Resolution A054 includes provision for bishops and priests to exercise their conscience; but we realize at the same time that we have entered a season in which the tensions over these difficult matters may grow. We pray for the grace to be clear about our convictions and, at the same time, to love brothers and sisters with whom we disagree.“Welcome one another . . . just as Christ has welcomed [us]” (Rom. 15:7). Our commitment to the Church includes a commitment to our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters. We will walk with them, pray with and for them, and seek ways to engage in pastoral conversation. We rejoice that Jesus’ embrace includes all of us.We are mindful that the decisions of the 78th General Convention do not take place in isolation. The Episcopal Church is part of a larger whole, the Anglican Communion. We remain committed to that Communion and to the historic See of Canterbury, and we will continue to honor the three moratoria requested in the Windsor Report and affirmed by the Instruments of Communion.We invite bishops and any Episcopalians who share these commitments to join us in this statement, and to affirm with us our love for our Lord Jesus Christ, our commitment to The Episcopal Church, and the Anglican Communion, and our dissent from these actions.Communion Partner signatories:The Rt. Rev’d John C. Bauerschmidt, Bishop of TennesseeThe Rt. Rev’d Gregory O. Brewer, Bishop of Central FloridaThe Rt. Rev’d Daniel W. Herzog, Bishop of Albany, resignedThe Rt. Rev’d Paul E. Lambert, Bishop Pro Tem of DallasThe Rt. Rev’d Edward S. Little II, Bishop of Northern IndianaThe Rt. Rev’d William H. Love, Bishop of AlbanyThe Rt. Rev. Bruce MacPherson, Bishop of Western Louisiana, resignedThe Rt. Rev’d Daniel H. Martins, Bishop of SpringfieldThe Rt. Rev’d Edward L. Salmon, Bishop of South Carolina, resignedThe Rt. Rev’d William J. Skilton, Assistant Bishop of Dominican Republic, resignedThe Rt. Rev’d Michael G. Smith, Bishop of North DakotaThe Rt. Rev’d Don A. Wimberly, Bishop of Texas, resignedOther signatories:The Rt. Rev. Lloyd Allen, Bishop of HondurasThe Rt. Rev. Jean Zache Duracin, Bishop of HaitiThe Rt. Rev. Francisco José Duque Gómez, Bishop of ColombiaThe Rt. Rev. Orlando Guerrero, VenezuelaThe Rt. Rev. E. Ambrose Gumbs, Bishop of Virgin IslandsThe Rt. Rev. Samuel Johnson Howard, Bishop of FloridaThe Rt. Rev. Julio Holguin, Bishop of Dominican RepublicThe Rt. Rev. Alfredo Morante, Bishop of Ecuador Litoral Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Margaret L. Schmidt says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA July 3, 2015 at 7:22 am “Resigned” just indicates that they are no longer active bishops, but still have voting privileges at General Convention. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Thomas Hofer says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group July 3, 2015 at 9:13 am Regarding ‘resigned’ after their names: Sometimes bishops resign their sees to serve the church elsewhere or pursue other ministries. Example: Bishop Herzog resigned his see as Bishop Diocesan of Albany to become a Roman Catholic. He has since returned to The Episcopal Church and been restored to the ministry of this church. Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel July 4, 2015 at 2:07 pm I get it: like the “Matchmaker” in “Fiddler On the Roof!!” Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET July 5, 2015 at 3:48 pm Another blogger said it best, scripture is clear on this subject Bruce. Finding opinions that are wrong to justify more wrong is silly. Objective Moral Values exist. God exists. Objective Moral values come from God revealed in his word. The Redefinition of the Institution of marriage is a contemporary political and cultural effort. Most reasonable people accept same sex couples rights to property, inheritance and survivorship. Few disagree with granting them the legal equality of marriage. For believers however it is far more than a civil arrangement. The church has a long and sad history of heresy and this is just another chapter.” the Church has succumbed to worldly and political pressure while forgetting that God and His word does not change. He isn’t changing his mind but He did warn us that we would have leaders who will take followers down a heretical path. Col. 2:8 “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world…rather that on Christ.” AND- “Do not be deceived, God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” Gal. 6:7 SOMEWHERE along the line – people/leaders have forgotten that God is the great I AM!! No one can change Him, change His mind or His word. I cannot understand how they have forgotten who HE IS and what he commands – to obey His words as revealed in Scripture. The Church is now legitimizing and normalizing sin and saying it is ok…” Marilyn Harms Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bob Shaw says: July 3, 2015 at 10:01 am I fully support the rights of these Bishops to dissent; however, I must point out that if our good God thinks so highly of marriage, why was Jesus only a guest at a wedding? Why was he himself not married? Wouldn’t that be the ideal argument in favor it, just like our Catholic brothers and sisters maintain that only men can be priests because Jesus was incarnate as a male? And what about selling your daughter for goats and sheep? Hasn’t marriage been redefined more than once? What of Solomon’s 600 wives and 300 concubines? I don’t see the point of the dissent; so I dissent from the dissent myself, as is my right and duty. July 10, 2015 at 10:29 am Ron – how do you find out about the love of Jesus and His teachings, if not for the Bible? Can you accept that the teachings of Jesus are “right for today” by dismissing things that you don’t agree with? Very confusing. Annette Graw says: November 9, 2015 at 9:31 pm I am disappointed that the church has decided to be content with a single one-size-fits-all rite, when rites for the making of brothers [sisters] have marked centuries in church history and should be recovered instead.The gender of one’s chosen partner is not incidental or interchangeable. Gays and straights should be able to agree on that if on nothing else. But use of a single rite for all cases trivializes the distinction.What has happened is by no means a deal breaker with me– I’m still a loyal Episcopalian. I adamantly believe that committed same-sex partnerships deserve the blessing of the church, and this response was made with good intentions. But really– what has happened to our renowned subtle thought and good taste? An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Comments are closed. Marriage Equality, Posted Jul 2, 2015 Rector Collierville, TNlast_img read more

June 20, 2021 0

Diana Fund and Franklin Mint reach legal settlement

first_img The BBC reports that the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund has reached an out of court settlement with US souvenir firm Franklin Mint.The settlement follows Franklin Mint’s claim in 2002 for $25 million for malicious prosecution after the Fund had tried in 1998 to prevent the company from producing souvenirs bearing the likeness of Princess Diana.According to a joint statement, no money was made by any of the key parties in the settlement. Advertisement A spokesman for the Fund told the BBC that grants would be resumed immediately. All grants had been frozen in July 2003 as the costly legal battle continued. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 November 2004 | News Diana Fund and Franklin Mint reach legal settlement  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

June 16, 2021 0

Cancer Research UK launches integrated creative platform to bring single approach to all campaigns

first_imgJack Denyer, creative at Anomaly said:  Philip Almond, executive director of marketing, fundraising and engagement at Cancer Research UK said: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Building on the previous ‘Right Now’ campaign, those affected by the disease will continue to be at the core of the creative, but the wider collective effort will also be highlighted. From regular donors to volunteers, 5k runners to researchers, fundraisers to health professionals – different roles will be shown to demonstrate that everyone can play a part in supporting life-saving research, and that every part makes a difference.   “We want people to see the part they can play in supporting the world-class research we fund that will make transformative steps in prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Unfortunately, everyone is affected by cancer in some way, but also everyone can be part of the solution and support the research that will beat it.” Developed with Anomaly, the platform launches with a new brand response campaign that will appear across TV, video on demand (VOD), outdoor, digital and social media. Melanie May | 1 June 2021 | News The core messaging of ‘1 in 2 of us will get cancer. All of us can support the research that will beat it’ will be woven across multiple campaigns including brand response, legacies and Race for Life. This approach is new for Cancer Research UK, and has been designed to help the charity create stronger, more impactful and efficient campaigns.   Advertisement The statistic of 1 in 2 people being diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime is included to demonstrate the urgency and scale of the problem faced, and highlights how funding research helps. Depending on the campaign, different calls to action will be used including donating, signing up to a fundraising event, pledging a gift in a will or volunteering.   About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via “This year we’re opening things up a bit; not only showing those affected by cancer, but the relentless, diverse army of those trying to help beat it. We’ve been fortunate to work with some phenomenal talent in director Jessy Moussallem and composer Gael Rakotondrabe, who created a cover of Radiohead’s ‘Reckoner’. Their talents combined with the efforts of the team at Cancer Research UK has resulted in this rousing, hopeful campaign that will give people inspiration of the different ways they can support vital research to help save lives.”center_img The music featured in the ads is an instrumental cover of Radiohead’s track ‘Reckoner’ with the outdoor and digital creative shot by photographer Lauren Maccabee.  Cropped portrait shots appear alongside the message of ‘1 in 2 of us will get it. All of us can help beat it.’ The copy highlights different ways to support Cancer Research UK’s work: donate, volunteer, fundraise, pledge – reinforcing that everyone can play their part how they wish.  Social media will also share the stories of those featuring in the campaign across multiple channels.  Cancer Research UK launches a new integrated creative platform today that will enable the charity to take a singular creative approach across all of its campaigns. In the new brand response campaign, 60” and 30” TV ads, directed by Jessy Moussallem, tell a broad story of cancer and those who aim to help beat it. The ads feature a combination of archive footage, UGC content and on-location filming including in hospitals, fundraising events, Cancer Research UK shops and laboratories. A montage shows the impact one small action can have, inviting people to play their part. The ads close with the message, ‘Together, we will beat cancer’.   Cancer Research UK launches integrated creative platform to bring single approach to all campaigns The campaign launches today, 1 June and will see the first phase run across the summer months. Media was planned and bought by MediaCom. “1 in 2 of us will get cancer in our lifetime. This is a devastating statistic, and shows the urgency and scale of what we are facing. Tagged with: Cancer Research UK  593 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “Having a single creative approach across campaigns ensures our marketing activity tells a consistent message and works together to create a bigger impact. By making our marketing as effective as it can be, we safeguard the valuable contributions made by all our supporters as every pound we spend is working its hardest. Consistent messaging gives people clear ways they can support life-saving research – that could be donating, volunteering or fundraising. Every action makes a difference.last_img read more

June 16, 2021 0

International Ministerial Alliance to Conduct Easter Sunrise Service at Farnsworth Park

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Herbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribecenter_img Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Faith & Religion News International Ministerial Alliance to Conduct Easter Sunrise Service at Farnsworth Park Published on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 | 3:40 pm The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA) of the Greater Pasadena is holding its Community Easter Sunrise Service at Farnsworth Park, 568 East Mount Curve Ave., Altadena on Sunday morning, April 8 at 6AM.The message will be given by Presiding Bishop Dr. Donnie Williams of the Family Church International which consists of 14 Churches, two being in Africa. Bishop Williams has authored and co- authored 6 books. His book, “Conquest Over Hatred,” was released November 2006. He also released his book, “The God Side of a Master Warrior,” in April 2007. Many choirs will come together under the direction of Ms. Petra Mapp on this event.Contact Pastor Henry A. Johnson at (626) 798-5811 or email [email protected] for more information. Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

June 12, 2021 0

Data Determines ‘Best Political Mix’ for the U.S. Economy

first_img In order to predict a political scenario that would most benefit the U.S. economy, the analysts at Wallet Hub dove deep into data. The researchers compared the condition of the economy under six different situations in which either Democrats or Republicans control one branch of government or both the presidency and legislature. Then they examined each setup according to 13 key economic performance indicators, ranging from “real gross domestic product (GDP) growth” to “poverty rate” to the “consumer and mortgage debt per capita.”They didn’t stop there. The authors went on to analyze each metric under the administration of each president who served between 1950 and 2019, in order to report “which president had the most positive impact on the economy.”The full report including graphics and methodology is available on WalletHub’s website.According to the report, the political mix under which the U.S. economy stands the best chance features a Republican congress and a Democratic President.Home values typically increase an average 4.67% under a Democratic President and a blended congress; as it relates to consumer and mortgage debt, a situation wherein a Democrat is President and the congress is split would be “best,” WalletHub found, with a $1,252 average decrease.Broken down further, some more of WalletHub’s specific findings:S&P averages 16.22% better under Democratic President and Republican congress.GDP growth rate shows 4.22% better performance under both Democratic President and congress.Employment rates show most improvement, .85%, under a Democratic President and a blended congress.Poverty goes down by .66% under a Democratic President and a Republican congress.Gas prices dip by an average of $.20 under a Republican President and a blended congress.The health insurance rates improve with a Democratic President and mixed congress (uninsured rate down 1.23% on average).Job growth is up 2.80% on average under a Democratic President and congress.Household income improves an average of $1,524 under a Democratic President and a Republican congress.National debt as a percentage of GDP dips an average of .76% with a Democratic President and Republican congress.Trade increases by $22 billion under a Republican President and Democratic congress.Numbers collected during the following time period: poverty rate from 1960, uninsured rate (’73), median income (’81) home price appreciation since 1964, trade deficit surplus from 1961, consumer/mortgage debt from ’51-’18—all other data used in the above findings were collected from 1950-2018.The study goes on to show every factor’s performance under each administration since Dwight D. Eisenhower and to detail its findings, taking inflation into consideration.To further expound on its findings, WalletHub posed questions to distinguished experts in economics and policy studies, including “Why do you think that the S&P 500 grew more under Democratic presidents paired with a Republican Congress, whereas GDP grew more under Democratic presidents paired with a Democratic Congress?”Robert E. Wright, a Fellow of Policy Studies at Georgia College and State University, explained that businesses dislike the uncertainty that accompanies big policy changes.”When power is split between the parties, big policy changes are less likely, allowing business leaders to forge ahead with plans that investors believe will be profitable, which of course induces them to shift resources into corporate stocks,” he said. “GDP growth is a much more complex phenomenon that is subject to short (business) and long term (structural) cycles along with external shocks (e.g., hurricanes, condition of trade partners) and a sizable random element (runs of good or bad luck). On top of all that, GDP growth is constrained by the build-up of centuries of existing policies.”In short, he thinks it’s a mistake to believe that any political scenario has much influence over macroeconomic conditions.In fact, all of the experts more or less agreed on that sentiment.Shantanu Bagchi, Associate Economics Professor at Towson University, called the above a difficult question to answer, “not because of the differences in their plans, but because of the nature of economic growth as a phenomenon itself.”He added, “Economic growth is a long-term measure of prosperity, and no one President can single-handedly create an environment the promotes sustained economic growth over a 20-30 year period. Future economic growth requires investment in technology, machines and equipment, and human capital today. The private sector does pretty well as far as investing in machines and equipment is concerned, but technology and human capital are areas where the government can play a crucial role.”From that perspective, he said, “Biden’s plan is more well-rounded than Trump’s, because it appears to be informed by real economics and not rhetoric.”Another belief the panelists shared is that “getting COVID-19 under control” is paramount to economic growth. They also stressed that economic recovery depends on action and not “ideology.””Ideologies are not the engine of growth,” said Gabriele Camera, Professor at The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University.”History teaches us that ideology-based policymaking, be it of a political or religious flavor, has not been kind to human societies. Economic science teaches us that investment in human and physical capital, the availability of trusted social institutions, the freedom to think, trade, and experiment with novel ideas and methodologies is what ultimately matters.” Home / Daily Dose / Data Determines ‘Best Political Mix’ for the U.S. Economy Data Determines ‘Best Political Mix’ for the U.S. Economy October 13, 2020 1,076 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save About Author: Christina Hughes Babb in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News Previous: Altisource Expands Operations Next: Wildfire Impact on California’s Housing Market Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly,, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. 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May 31, 2021 0

[Discharge U/s 245 CrPC] There Is Difference Between An Unrebutted Case & Unrebutted Evidence: Allahabad HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates[Discharge U/s 245 CrPC] There Is Difference Between An Unrebutted Case & Unrebutted Evidence: Allahabad HC [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK25 Oct 2020 12:00 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court has held that while deciding whether to discharge an accused person under Section 245 of CrPC, the Court must examine if there is a “prima facie case” made out against him. The High Court has clarified that the Court has to examine whether a “case”, which, if unrebutted, would warrant a conviction is made out and not whether “evidence” if unrebutted, would…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?LoginThe Allahabad High Court has held that while deciding whether to discharge an accused person under Section 245 of CrPC, the Court must examine if there is a “prima facie case” made out against him. The High Court has clarified that the Court has to examine whether a “case”, which, if unrebutted, would warrant a conviction is made out and not whether “evidence” if unrebutted, would warrant a conviction. It held, “it is not the mandate under Section 245(1) Cr.P.C. that evidence if unrebutted would warrant a conviction, charge has to be framed. The language of Section 245(1) makes it very clear that evidence will have to be adduced and thereafter the court will have to consider whether a case, which, if unrebutted, would warrant a conviction is made out. It is not the mandate of law that the court need only consider whether “evidence if unrebutted, would warrant a conviction.” What should be considered is whether a case if unrebutted, would warrant a conviction. I must note that there is a distinction between these two circumstances.” Section 245 of CrPC contemplates when an accused shall be discharged. Sub-section (1) thereof stipulates: If, upon taking all the evidence referred to in section 244, the Magistrate considers, for reasons to be recorded, that no case against the accused has been made out which, if unrebutted, would warrant his conviction, the Magistrate shall discharge him. The High Court has held that in a private complaint alleging commission of a warrant offence under Section 245 Cr.P.C., after the enquiry under Section 244 Cr.P.C., a criminal court is expected under Section 245(1) only to consider whether such a case has been made out “which, if unrebutted, would warrant a conviction.” Notably, similar observations were also made by the Supreme Court in RS Nayak v. AR Antulay, (1986) 2 SCC 716. It was held, “There is no scope for doubt that the stage at which the magistrate is required to consider the question of framing of charge under Section 245(1) is a preliminary one and the test of “prima facie” case has to be applied…” In State Of Tamil Nadu v. N Suresh Rajan & Ors., the Top Court had further clarified that Discharge under Section 245(1) of CrPC is not a stage where the court can appraise the evidence and discharge the accused as if it was passing an order of acquittal. Handing out reasons for such position of law, the High Court in the case at hand remarked, “A bona fide complainant must be given a fuller opportunity to substantiate his allegations. The complainant actuated by oblique motive will have to be shown the door. An innocent accused who does not deserve to endure the trauma of a prosecution must be saved of such predicament.” The Court has also made it clear that there is a difference in the quality of consideration at the stage of Section 203/204 CrPC and Section 245/246 CrPC. Whereas the expression “prima facie case” is “loosely employed” in both cases, the High Court observed that the expression is not used in the Code. “There is a real and reasonable difference between the quality of consideration of the materials at these two stages. Though loosely referred to as “prima facie case” by courts in some decisions, one cannot jump to a conclusion that the quality of consideration of the materials at these two stages are identical. They are certainly different,” it held. The Court explained: Quality of consideration, which a criminal court undertakes, of the materials available before it, must certainly vary from circumstance to circumstance and stage to stage. At the initial stage of Section 203/204 Cr.P.C., a criminal court considers the materials available before it for the short purpose of deciding whether “there is sufficient ground to proceed against the accused.”In a private complaint alleging commission of a warrant offence under Section 245 Cr.P.C., after the enquiry under Section 244 Cr.P.C., a criminal court is expected under Section 245(1) only to consider whether such a case has been made out “which, if unrebutted, would warrant a conviction.” The quality of consideration of the materials available before the court at a later stage of the proceedings – at the stage of deciding whether the accused deserve to be convicted or acquitted – is totally different and more exhaustive. “It is at that stage that the exercise of weighing the evidence in golden scales will, can and should be resorted to by a court,” it added. This discussion was made by the High Court while hearing an application under Section 482 of CrPC, in connection with dispute over permission for discharging ‘Trade Effluent’ by a Sugar Distillery. Case Title: M/S Daurala Sugar Works v. State of UP & Anr. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

May 26, 2021 0

“Situation Demands That Loan Moratorium Be Extended Till 31 March 2021”: Plea In Supreme Court Seeks Extension

first_imgTop Stories”Situation Demands That Loan Moratorium Be Extended Till 31 March 2021″: Plea In Supreme Court Seeks Extension Sanya Talwar26 Nov 2020 8:16 PMShare This – xAn amendment application for the prayers in the plea seeking directions to extend the moratorium period till March 31, 2021 has been filed in the Supreme Court.The Supreme Court is currently seized of a batch of plea’s and is hearing the issue of extension of loan moratorium and waiver of accruing interest.One of the Petitioner(s) Advocate Vishal Tiwari has sought modification of the…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?LoginAn amendment application for the prayers in the plea seeking directions to extend the moratorium period till March 31, 2021 has been filed in the Supreme Court.The Supreme Court is currently seized of a batch of plea’s and is hearing the issue of extension of loan moratorium and waiver of accruing interest.One of the Petitioner(s) Advocate Vishal Tiwari has sought modification of the original prayers in the plea which related to extension of moratorium period up to December 31 stating that the current situation demands and necessitates that the moratorium shall be extended and granted up to March 31, 2021.Further, the plea has sought directions to ensure that lending Institutions Shall not use any kind of illegal, Violent, threatening and harassing methods against borrowers for the recovery loan Instalments; And further Direct that in case such Acts are committed by the lending Institutions than Strict Action shall be taken against them in Accordance with law.In this context, it is contended that 31st December 2020 is about to come and there is no change in the present pandemic situation. “The work and business of the people and different sectors have also been hit and is still under slump,” states the plea and adds that many professionals like lawyers are still facing financial crisis as the courts are not functioning regularly. The plea further highlights that other sectors like tourism and transport Industry is also facing slump in their business as due to restrictions the people are avoiding travel and visiting places. “These sectors require more time to emerge from this financial crises. And in the present scenario they are not able to pay their monthly instalments to the lending Banks/NBFCs. Restructuring scheme introduced by the RBI is of no relief to the borrowers as the entire discretion has been given to the banks,” it states.On November 19, the Centre had urged a bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, MR Shah and Subhash Reddy to not intervene and provide further relief to borrowers under Article 32 as the Government was already “on top of it”.Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told top Court today that many relief packages and schemes had been worked out with technical experts and the intervention of the Court in fiscal policy issues was uncalled for.The bench disposed off the pleas wherein petitioners’ were satisfied with the compound interest waiver. The bench is expected to hear the plea’s today.Next Storylast_img read more

May 26, 2021 0

Pubs open on Good Friday for first time in 91 years

first_img Previous articleGardai issue weather alert as hail showers forecastNext articleCouncil pass motion calling for establishment of Irish passport office in NI News Highland Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Pinterest Facebook Google+ Facebook By News Highland – March 30, 2018 Pubs will open on Good Friday for the first time in 91 years today.The ban on alcohol being sold was lifted earlier this year.The Vintners Federation of Ireland says the pub sector has lost out on 40 million euro because of the restriction.Their CEO, Padraig Cribben, says the idea that the ban stopped people consuming alcohol on Good Friday is a myth:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pubs open on Good Friday for first time in 91 years FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

May 25, 2021 0

Call to crisis

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. The Ladbroke Grove train disaster put one Sainsbury’s trauma programme tothe test, with the onus placed on counselling for its staff who had been firston the scene of the appalling crash.  ByOlivia Walpole The ink was barely dry on the new occupational health trauma care programmewhen staff at Sainsbury’s supermarkets were caught in the immediate aftermathof the horrific Ladbroke Grove train crash. A small team of employees, readying the store for opening, became first handwitnesses to the crash and ensuing fire last October. These colleagues actedwith great bravery and resourcefulness, assisting many of the injured from thetrack to the relative safety of the coffee shop. This was transformed into afirst aid station, and general comfort area. The OH team was proud of their colleagues during the incident and over thefollowing days as the emergency services carried out their rescue and removalwork. But it was apprehensive about the nature and level of trauma support itwould need to offer. The occupational health manager and senior manager of HRoperations made the decision to go ahead and trial the proposed new model oftrauma care practice in this high-profile, emotionally-charged incident. Staff support A small team of OH advisers attended the store on the day of the incidentand remained there throughout the following week. Advisers identified thoseinvolved and an informal debriefing took place. The atmosphere was highly emotional, heightened by the continued presence ofpress and emergency service personnel. They were based in the car park, andused the coffee shop and other facilities at the invitation of the storemanager. The OH nurses talked with employees and supervisors on the shopfloor overthe following few days to ensure all team members were accounted for, as therewas concern that individuals could absent themselves where trauma interventionmight be required. In particular, the team was worried about a small number of individuals, allof whom had been directly involved in the incident. They agreed that theirpresence in the early days was important to store personnel, and they were ableto support each other during this difficult time. Action Once it had been agreed to trial the trauma care programme, a group debriefwas arranged. It was well-publicised to ensure all individuals knew about itand felt able to attend. The session started with a short presentation by occupational psychologist,Noreen Tehrani, on the psychological impact of trauma and how this differedfrom usual stress reactions. All participants were asked to complete apost-incident questionnaire, to assess levels of avoidance; arousal;re-experiencing; anxiety and depression. Evaluation of the questionnairehighlighted the same sub-group of individuals about which the OH advisers hadbeen concerned. For the OH manager coordinating the post-incident care, this was reassuringand validated the usefulness of such a tool in these circumstances. Specificinterventions, such as relaxation exercises and trauma counselling, were madeavailable for those individuals identified as requiring further support. Follow-up care All participants were asked to complete a follow-up questionnaire afterthree months, to assess symptom levels. Line managers were asked to evaluatethe performance of individuals, and absence records were audited to assessattendance prior to and following the incident. The OH manager had the opportunity to use the post-incident questionnaireagain following a second incident. A group of first aiders had unsuccessfullytried to resuscitate a young woman who had collapsed while shopping. A groupdebrief was carried out and the questionnaire used again. Follow-up after twomonths was positive in terms of continuing levels of symptoms and generalfeeling about the trauma care process. Covering violence Sainsbury’s operates a violence at work policy, in common with manyorganisations who have employees regularly exposed to verbal and physical abusefrom members of the public. The OH department had to develop an apt andmeasurable trauma care programme that was flexible enough to encompasswork-related incidents, personal trauma and catastrophes, such as the traincrash. The company employs some 140 000 individuals across its 450 stores. Theearliest model of the occupational health service was set up in 1945. Itexamined workers returning from the Second World War in order to help resettlethem into the meat and dairy processing factory and small retail outlets thatcomprised the company at that time. Each of the current occupational health advisers is responsible for 20stores. Recent initiatives include setting up occupational health services inthe distribution division and Homebase. A growing trend of violence in the stores led two retail occupational healthmanagers to review how the existing violence at work policy was operating. Store staff are vulnerable to drunken and drug-induced abuse and attacksfrom members of the public, and incidents of robbery and assault. Researchshowed more than 400 reported assaults on workers in one year alone. Riskreduction measures are in place, including CCTV, alarms, security, training anda retail security team who investigate incidents from a damage and stock lossperspective, as well as helping debrief those involved. Working model The result of OH intervention at Ladbroke Grove, with the inception of thenew trauma care programme remains encouraging. Time lost through sickness orother absence associated with the incident was kept to a minimum, and positivefeedback was gained from store management and colleagues. The model appears toprovide an effective tool for measuring key symptoms following a traumaticincident at work. It provides evidence for OH records as well as demonstratingan appropriate response by the organisation in identifying and providing thecare required in such circumstances. Olivia Walpole RGN/DOHN is Sainsbury’s occupational health manager forhead office, London and the South. Further reading Violence at Work: A Guide for Employers,10/96. IND(G)69L (Rev) 2/97 C750 HSEBooks Preventing Violence to Retail Staff, HS(G)133 (1995) HSE Books ISBN 0 71760891 3 Preventing Violence to Staff, HSE Books ISBN 0 1188 5467 4 Tehrani N (1998) Does Debriefing Harm Victims of Trauma. CounsellingPsychology Review 13/3 p6-12 Tehrani N, Westlake R (1994) Debriefing Individuals Affected by Violence. Counselling Psychology Quarterly 7/3 p251-259 Sainsbury’s new trauma care programmeThe new model of trauma care programme is based on the following criteria: Immediate Checklist for use by store personnel following a criticalincident. This would form the basis of a debriefing session.Three to seven days Post-incident questionnaire to assess currentpsychological state and whether specialist intervention is required. These maybe administered by suitably trained key personnel in store, but would beevaluated by the OH team.Two to three months Follow-up questionnaire at suitable interval toassess whether recovery is taking place. These findings may be combined withevaluation of attendance and performance.An expert team of OHAs will undertake further training in debriefing skills,run group debriefing where appropriate and undertake evaluation of thequestionnaires.Model benefits– Ability to obtain an objective measurement of an individual’spsychological state following a traumatic incident.– An assessment tool that all OHAs  –with the appropriate training and back-up – can use confidently and hence, withconfidence.– A clear indicator of need for further or specialised help.– A confident indicator of where further help is not required.– Evidence of the organisations commitment to the psychological well-beingof those exposed to traumatic incidents, whether work-related or personal.– An opportunity, through group debriefing, to facilitate peer support andensure common understanding of the incident.– Clear understanding from store and organisation, of the process thatshould be undertaken following a critical incident. 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May 18, 2021 0

Has Purplebricks turned the corner in Australia?

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Has Purplebricks turned the corner in Australia? previous nextAgencies & PeopleHas Purplebricks turned the corner in Australia?CEO Neil Tavender says the company is growing again after a disastrous few months last year, and its LPE headcount has begun increasing again too.Nigel Lewis7th February 201901,446 Views Despite recent setbacks in Australia, Purplebricks’ new CEO in Oz Neil Tavender has come out fighting, claiming that the business is growing and that 90% of its customers say they would use the hybrid agency again.Tavender has made the comments as he revealed that Purplebricks has hired oddly-named local digital agency King Kong to increase the rate at which people book appraisals.“We know that once we get a lead, our real estate agents have an extremely high rate of conversion,” he says.“As a disrupter in the real estate industry, we needed a campaign to match our agile, results-focused approach. So King Kong was the perfect fit.”Gorilla marketingThe Melbourne-based digital agency has been creating marketing strategies and campaigns across a range of platforms including Google Ads, YouTube and Facebook.As The Negotiator reported last month, this digital marketing push coincides with a new advertising campaign launched by Purplebricks recently that aggressively savages Australia’s traditional estate agents, fronted by TV property expert John Du Bois.Both initiatives are attempts by Tavender to turn the business around, including the recruitment of more local property experts. Last year numbers dropped from 105 to 88 but research by The Negotiator reveals it now has 120 LPEs working for it.Internal documents leaked in June last year revealed that the company’s sales effort was up to 70% off target while the company was fined by regulators and clashed publicly with Western Australia’s trade body over its advertising claims.         John Du Bois Purplebricks Neil Tavender Australia February 7, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

May 7, 2021 0