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Summering Episcopalians love their seasonal chapels


first_img Tony Oberdorfer says: Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA St. Elisabeth’s Chapel by the Sea near the Atlantic Ocean in Ortley Beach, New Jersey, has been housed in two different buildings since its founding. Superstorm Sandy destroyed the 1885 chapel, and nearly five years later, on July 23, 2017, the congregation dedicated its new building. Photo: St. Elisabeth’s Chapel by the Sea[Episcopal News Service] They have clergy every Sunday, but few have a priest to call their own. Most are only open for a few weeks, but some meet every Sunday of the year. Most Episcopalians have never set foot in one, but for those who have worshipped in them for years, they are imprinted on their faith journeys.They have been compared to Brigadoon, the mysterious Scottish village that legend says appears for only one day every 100 years. However, the summer chapels of the Episcopal Church, most with three months or less of seasonal life, have far more staying power.For more than a century, these often-small buildings have weathered changes in church attendance and vacation trends. They evoke an era when people decamped from the heat of the city to “summer” in the natural beauty of the countryside, preferably near a body of water, large or small.Far away from their winter church homes, Episcopalians pooled their money and built chapels in those summer enclaves. The chapels have a deep hold on generations of summering families. Many people, along with some newcomers, mark the major passages of their lives in the chapels: baptisms, weddings, even memorial funerals.Most chapels were built at a time when people walked to church. For instance, in a 22-mile stretch of New Jersey Shore towns, there are five summer chapels along with eight year-round congregations. Over the years, some chapels have grown into year-round congregations.Regardless of their deep hold on some Episcopalians’ faith lives, the chapels have tenuous – and varied – relationships with the dioceses in which they exist. Some chapels are held by private trusts, some are incorporated, some are associated with Episcopal summer camps, some are missions of nearby year-round congregations. Very few file the annual Parochial Report required of year-round congregations. Most have no formal list of members because most of the Episcopalians who worship in them officially belong to other congregations. Some dioceses prevent seasonal chapels from formally enrolling members.Thus, an accurate count of their number and attendance is hard to come by. Kirk Hadaway, the since-retired Episcopal Church officer for congregational research, compiled a list in 2015 of known seasonal chapels. It held the names of 85 such chapels, but he acknowledged that there might be more. The list ranged from St. Francis of the Mountains in South Lake Tahoe, California, and St. Hubert the Hunter in Bondurant, Wyoming, to some in the Midwest and a long chain of chapels lining the Eastern Seaboard from Maine to Florida.The Episcopal Chapel of the Transfiguration, built in 1925 very near Grand Teton National Park and now a part of St. John’s Episcopal Church 15 miles away in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, held an eclipse service on Aug. 18. Afterward, the congregation went outside to witness the 2:20 minutes of totality. The 65-seat chapel offers two Eucharists each Sunday in summer. St John’s also has a summer Sunday service at the Chapel of St. Hubert the Hunter in Bondurant, 35 miles from Jackson. Photo: St. John’s Episcopal ChurchThe chapel with the newest building on that list is, arguably, St. Elisabeth’s Chapel, just steps from the Atlantic Ocean in Ortley Beach, New Jersey. Nearly five years after Superstorm Sandy swept the chapel off its moorings, across Barnegat peninsula and into the bay during the night of Oct. 29, 2012, the congregation has rebuilt. New Jersey Bishop Williams “Chip” Stokes dedicated that $1.2 million building this past July.“When the chapel went down, we all mourned the loss and realized that we couldn’t mourn too long because we had to rebuild,” Senior Warden Dennis Bellars said.The old chapel sat about 70 people; the new cedar-lined building can hold 120 comfortably, according to Bellars. The altar furniture and the pews are new. The bishop’s chair, which was found wedged in Ortley Beach’s wreckage, has been restored. Bellars even found an antique bell for the new steeple that was made in 1885, the year St. Elisabeth’s was founded.The congregation combined the proceeds of a capital campaign with its insurance settlement from the lost chapel and added some congregational savings to finance the project that began in 2015. A member of the summer congregation pledged the largest individual amount to the effort. (While St. Elisabeth’s is classified as a summer chapel, it is open for worship all year. It averaged 40 people per Sunday during the 2016-2017 winter months.)“The neighborhood is very, very pleased to have us back,” Bellars said, although he joked that he worries about the loudness of the “new” old bell.Seasonal chapels “fill a need for the summer people to worship in an Episcopal service,” Bellars said. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ September 1, 2017 at 12:49 am What a wonderful, well written article. Please publish more like it. Also, if hard work, dedication, faith, prayer and the wise use of capital makes one a “moneyed Episcopalian” with options for travel, then God bless you and congratulations on the result of your effort. 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This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 September 3, 2017 at 1:50 pm That’s all very well, and when such chapels are extensions of a local parish, it seems to work well. However, I have experienced two summer chapels (both immediately next to my own parish) which were entirely independent and were established attractively on a coast or rocky prominence—and they sucked off all the wealthy summer people, brought in famous (expensive) one-time preachers, featured many bishops-on-holiday, while the local year-round parish struggled on with diminished summer congregations (many of our folk on vacation) and fiscal stress. In these instances these church-lets were merely chapels-of-ease for the rich, and nothing to be at all proud of. August 31, 2017 at 11:50 pm In this same vein is the St. Albans Chapel in the Medicine Bow Mountains in Wyoming staffed by St. Matthews Cathedral in nearby Laramie. A delightful place for summer worship, weddings and the like. Tags Georgia DuBose says: Comments (10) Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls August 31, 2017 at 7:48 pm A well-written article that I, as a former journalist and editor, would not have used as the lead for this particular issue. At a time when people on the Gulf Coast are being driven out of their homes by rising waters, it seems insensitive to me to lead with a story that features chapels that largely serve the affluent, who have the privilege of worshiping them when they visit their second (or third) homes. To me, an “old-timey” Episcopalian raised in a wealthy suburban church on Chicago’s North Shore, this evokes the image of Episcopalians as moneyed dwellers in “special” places. I would have appreciated an article about flood relief efforts here–and perhaps in South Asia. However; beautifully written, as always. “The people that go to summer chapels are really faithful,” said Stokes. “They understand that God doesn’t take a vacation.” Returning to their chapel every summer “is the way by which they keep up the rhythm of their faith lives and stay connected to their life in Jesus Christ, and remain connected to a community that they’ve been part of, for many of them, since they were children.”“You walk into some of these places and that comes through loud and clear,” Stokes said. “That’s really quite special.”Sometimes, the seasonal opening of a summer chapel means even local Episcopalians will choose to worship there. Their move can cause attendance and, sometimes, giving to dip at nearby full-year churches. While recognizing that this can be a bit disruptive and might raise the question of the best use of resources, Stokes sees “health, vitality and life” in the seasonal communities and in their neighboring churches.“Some people discover Jesus when they see these pretty churches and chapels and maybe wander in during the summer,” he said. “What a nice thing, what a grace-filled thing.”Stokes, whose family used to vacation in Bay Head, New Jersey, and did believe that “God took a vacation in the summer,” remembers pedaling his bike past All Saints Episcopal Church and hearing the hymns coming from what was then a summer chapel. The chapel, founded in 1888, became a year-round congregation in the mid-1980s.Episcopalians in the pews are not the only ones for whom summer chapels are a tradition. Many priests – and their families – look forward to coming back for a few weeks each season to serve the congregations. Plus, along with taking the services and being available for pastoral care, they get vacation in popular, scenic spots.Stokes recalls earlier in his ministry when he spent nine years with his wife, Susan, and their family opening the season at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Harbor Springs, Michigan. Stokes explained that the seasonal position, which came with a stipend and a house, provided a “respite” for his family, which then included his wife, four children and a nephew who was living with them. Stokes was a curate earning $23,000 when he got the chance to serve on the clergy rotation for St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea in Saltaire, New York, on Fire Island.“I can promise you I would never have been able to afford a beach house rental on Fire Island,” he said. “My kids remember that as some of the best times of their lives.” September 1, 2017 at 8:43 am What about Church of the Holy Trinity in Spring Lake, NJ??? A beautiful, historic chapel that a group of people have worked for years to restore. It now has air conditioning and heat and new lights. They open back up now each year for Christmas Eve service and a carol sing. August 31, 2017 at 4:40 pm Thank you for this: I served 3 summers at Chapel of the Transfiguration. The window over the altar has a breathtaking view of the Grand Tetons. We would often have 100+ at the 10 am service – people from everywhere. They loved doing introductions and realized that sometimes people from their hometowns were at the same service. Though the chapel only seats 65 – there is a covered overflow space right out the windows- so we would open them and perch near the window to preach. It is a favorite for weddings. It is unlocked all year so sometimes we would do ski in on New Years Eve or some other winter service. There is a book for people to ask for prayers – we would put in on the altar during the service and lift it up in prayer. September 1, 2017 at 7:34 am An interesting article, all the nicer because for once it was not written as though the Episcopal church were nothing more than a left-wing social welfare agency. Winona W Blake says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Summering Episcopalians love their seasonal chapels By the sea, the lake or the mountains, the churches are a quiet tradition Hurricane Sandy September 4, 2017 at 3:39 pm Our seasonal chapel / mission has both full timers and part timers who return each year, so we keep the doors open year round. We usually can celebrate Holy Eucharist every Sunday May thru September and at least once a month the rest of the year, with Morning Prayer led by licensed Worship Leaders on those Sundays no priest is available. The “afters” last almost as long as the services themselves as we do enjoy each others’ company, and support one another whenever the need arises. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing 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 Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN 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 Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH David Harvin says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Bonnie Deroski says: August 31, 2017 at 8:58 pm You might be interested in the article about All Saints by-the-Sea summer chapel on Southport Island, Maine, published in Maine Magazine, The Boating issue, August, 2017. We have attended that chapel since 1960. Leigh Sherrill says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA P.J. Cabbiness says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ September 4, 2017 at 5:44 am In times of strife and peril, reading a thoughtful and beautifully written article that reminds the reader that God indeed does not take a vacation, and that those who do, often manage to create myriad spaces to worship in new and often God-smackingly gorgeous earthly spots that evidencethe beauty of Creation.Such a summer worship space is Trinity Episcopal Church, York, ME, an historic stone summer church that offers local and visiting worshipers an opportunity to hear sermons preached by diverse clergy who visit the area. A highlight of my faith experience this summer was to hear and personally meet our Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry at this summer church. To be able to hear Bishop Curry speak in person is to experience “God-at-work in the world”. To meet him in person was a special blessing and gift. The Very Rev. Timothy Kimbrough, dean of the Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville, Tennessee, would agree. His 28-year stint as one of the priests for the Episcopal Church of St. Simon-by-the-Sea, a summer chapel in Mantoloking on the Jersey Shore, has frequently served as his family’s vacation.“It always felt like grace and like you just sort of stumbled into this privilege,” he said.Kimbrough has roots in the area. He was a boy in 1962 when his parents moved to nearby Bay Head, where his Methodist minister father took a small church for four years while working on a doctorate at Princeton.St. Simon-by-the-Sea was built in 1889 on land donated by Frederick W. Downer, the founder of Mantoloking, New Jersey, who was a Presbyterian. The church became an Episcopal church because the first minister was an Episcopalian, according to the church’s website. It is believed to be a copy of a Norwegian fishermen’s church. Photo: Mary Frances SchjonbergDuring what Kimbrough called the last chapter of his father’s working life, his family moved back to Bay Head and his father commuted to New York. His mother became an Episcopalian at All Saints in Bay Head after Kimbrough was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1984.Having been a part of the St. Simon clergy roster for so long, Kimbrough said that “a collection of relationships begins to form that become dear.” Those relationships, some of which were forged during one summer when the congregation lost a young member in a traffic accident, are now a large part of what makes Kimbrough and his wife agree to come back every summer, even now that their children are grown.Summer chapels have both a ministry and a mission, he said, to busy people who are taking a summer break. They can be, he suggested, a place where people can “actively cultivate the spiritual when, maybe in the rest of their lives, life has gotten too busy to do that.”Kimbrough said when “we are all trying to come to terms with what it means to be church” and when the church is exploring new ways of reaching people, “the summer chapel is not just a point of contact where the faithful are able to maintain the habits of faith.”It might also be, he said, “where people, maybe, who aren’t otherwise exposed to the gospel or who haven’t developed regular habits of faith in the winter, have the opportunity to be exposed to good news and have the possibility of developing them.”— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA Fr. John-Julian, OJN says: By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Aug 31, 2017 Submit an Event Listing Ann K Fontaine says: last_img read more


Lahas Zone / CROX International Co., LTD


first_img “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/327265/lahas-zone-crox-international Clipboard China ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/327265/lahas-zone-crox-international Clipboard “COPY”center_img CopyLocationYiwu City, ChinaDesign TeamBen-Tao Li, Qiang Han, K. KeiPhotographsJi-Shou Wang+ 22Save this picture!© Ji-Shou WangRecommended ProductsCompositesULMA Architectural SolutionsPolymer Concrete Facade in Sinafer HeadquartersSide tablesB&B ItaliaSide Table – CozyFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – TwineRecognized by united nations and world banks, the City of Yiwu houses the world’s biggest small goods market, having seemingly arisen over night, is now the center of trading for small goods in the world. The people of Yiwu, once workers on the farming fields dared to change their fates and stepped into the world of business and landed on success. “Breakthrough Innovations” is this city’s most valued essence. The city strongly encourages young entrepreneur, and with that in mind, the Lahas Zone was idealistically concieved and designed, centering a green enviroment that can incorporate services, offices, and exhibitions all into living comfortably.Save this picture!© Ji-Shou WangFor the successful implementation of such a green zone for innovations,Capital Domain commissioned avant-garde architect of the natural styles, Tsueng-Jin Lin to create the showroom that will symbolise Lahas Zone. Differing from past sale centers, Lahas Zone was comprohensively renovated from an old factory building instead of built a new on the Lahas Zone site in accordance to maintaining green. In facing the many challenges of the old structure,while maintaining the integrity of recycle design and adhering to the developers intentions,Lin has created Chinese stylised models of living for the post contemporary age. Lin Believes,that the principles of green design is in the recyled use of the property and how to utilise an abandoned building undergoing a program change to it’s full potential. The design for this abandoned factory would also have to consider long term use beyond just a showroom, to incorporate a club like setting for future use in the effort the be true to green design. The plan is to continue transforming the space’s fucntionality in the future, section by section, to maximism its recyle output and a continuing renew to program. However the current main purpose was to utilise minimal construction to achieve a showroom with an air of ‘Subtle Happiness’. (The idea of ‘Subtle Happiness’ or ‘Syoukakkou’ cames from the famous author Haruki Murakami to mean: Though it’s subtle and maybe pedestrian, it’s a feeling of happiness that you’re completely sure of.) Save this picture!© Ji-Shou WangTo ease the cold atmospherics of the building’s bare cement facades, Lin tried to aesthetically create a space thats in contrast to the building but would fit the warmer atmosphere that humans need。Therefore by adding wooden elements upon the bare concrete, combining tonality of the materials,it casts rough and delicate shadows through the space,texturising  the spacial visage. The combination of these materials used through out the site blurs the thresholds of exterior and interior while it breaks through the boundries of architecture and interior design。The layout had to be displayed well to not only to house the showroom models for the Lahas Zone but also display the exterioral relationship between the unit models within the sunny atrium. To feel the nature from within the unit models, the atrium had to simulate the desired neighbourhood surroundings inclusive of backyards, veranders and vertical gardens etc. thus to better portray the green life to customers; to experience outside from within and vice versa. Save this picture!© Ji-Shou WangAs the feature of the atrium, to welcome guests and customers, erects a giant wooden cavern structure, acting as the focus.  The structure starts way before one even enters the space, drawing people in to the interior and then attentions will be paid from the floor all the way to the 3 story high ceiling that folds over to represent the roof to truly display a crossing of the interior/exterior threshold. The ‘roof’ is refracted in to many slices to reflect the atriums intake of sunlight, encouraging the Chinese people’s traditional views on wood and warmth, which is perfect for an atrium where people can wait and/or discuss the Lahas Zone. The other section of the atrium that is not encompassed by the wooden ‘roof’ but is left with it’s original solid concrete walls with the model of this residential developement to give customers a sense of assurence and cofidence. The balance of the atrium between the two distict sections creates a functional and emotional dialogue for customers to decide their dreams for their future lives.Save this picture!© Ji-Shou WangLin believes that people should persue a more relaxing atmosphere for living, thus monochromatisied the showroom, to depict a more peaceful life style. The whole showroom is set up like a little cafe where people can come and enjoy a drink or some coffee, to read a good book or some magazines under the warm sunshine. The subtle mood of the space is set for future occupants to project their dream lives of living and working into the Lahas Zone, to own ‘Subtle Happiness’ for themselves. Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessQ1, ThyssenKrupp Quarter Essen / JSWD Architekten + Chaix & Morel et AssociésSelected ProjectsArt Residence Third Prize Winning Proposal / MegabudkaArticles Share Lahas Zone / CROX International Co., LTDSave this projectSaveLahas Zone / CROX International Co., LTDSave this picture!© Ji-Shou WangWritten by Javier Gaete Share Lahas Zone / CROX International Co., LTD CopyAbout this officeProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsIn ProgressResidential ArchitectureHousesCROX International Co.WoodLtd.RetailYiwuChinaPublished on February 04, 2013Cite: Javier Gaete. “Lahas Zone / CROX International Co., LTD” 04 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Vodafone Ireland pledges ‚€500,000


first_imgJan Mottram, Chairperson of the Foundation said Vodafone Ireland Foundation is aware that there are many other organisations carrying out effective interventions improving the lives of children and young people and we look forward to working with them in the future. Following a strategic review, Vodafone Ireland Foundation will now concentrate its effort on supporting young people and children facing adversity in their lives. VIF have over ‚€1,000,000 funding available in 2007 to assist programmes or projects targeting young people, children and their families.  28 total views,  2 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 5 December 2006 | Newscenter_img Vodafone Ireland Foundation has pledged ‚€500,000 in a new relationship with two charities working with children and families. Vodafone’s support will ensure new aftercare service for young people in care and more Happy Days for children growing up in lone parent families The two charities are the Irish Association of Young People In Care, IAYPIC, and OPEN who work with lone parent families throughout the country. In an innovative approach the Foundation plans to work alongside these organisations on projects aimed at improving the lives of children, young people and their families in Ireland. In addition, where appropriate, the Foundation can provide strategic advice, support for personnel, marketing, public relations or other assistance. This support will add significant value to the grants of almost ‚€250,000 which the Foundation will make available to each organisation over the next two years. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Vodafone Ireland pledges ‚€500,000last_img read more


Complete Idiot’s Guide to Volunteering for Teens (Complete Idiot’s Guides (Lifestyle Paperback))


first_img Howard Lake | 23 November 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Complete Idiot’s Guide to Volunteering for Teens (Complete Idiot’s Guides (Lifestyle Paperback))last_img read more


Foundations sign up to new Funder Commitment on Climate Change


first_imgOn the Funder Commitment on Climate Change website, the funders say they recognise the growing climate emergency as a serious risk to the pursuit of their charitable aims, and that all foundations can play a part in addressing the causes of climate change and supporting adaptation to its effects.Each foundation has committed to:1# Educate and learn: to make opportunities for trustees, staff and stakeholders to learn more about the key causes and solutions of climate change.2# Commit resources: to commit resources to accelerate work that addresses the causes and impacts of climate change, and if their governing document or other factors make it difficult to directly fund such work, to find other ways to contribute, or consider how such barriers might be overcome.3# Integrate: Within all of their existing programmes, priorities and processes, to seek opportunities to contribute to a fair and lasting transition to a post carbon society, and to support adaptation to climate change impacts.4# Steward investments for a post-carbon future: to recognise climate change as a high-level risk to their investments, and therefore to their mission, and to proactively address the risks and opportunities of a transition to a post carbon economy in their investment strategy and its implementation, recognising that their decisions can contribute to this transition being achieved.5# Decarbonise operations: to take ambitious action to minimise the carbon footprint of their own operations.6# Report on progress: to report annually on their progress against the five goals listed above, and to continue to develop their practice, learn from others, and share learning.Signatories so far:Esmée Fairbairn FoundationSolberga FoundationGower StFrederick Mulder FoundationPaul Hamlyn FoundationZennström PhilanthropiesJA Clark TrustFriends Provident FoundationLocal TrustLankelly Chase FoundationBarrow Cadbury TrustArcadia A charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter BaldwinJoseph Rowntree Charitable TrustThirty PercyThe Blagrave TrustHeathrow Community TrustPower to ChangeDavid Brownlow Charitable FoundationPolden-Puckham Charitable Foundation Foundations sign up to new Funder Commitment on Climate Change  500 total views,  2 views today  501 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis32 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis32 Please sign up on @ACFoundations website if you were not able to attend and would like to join our 18 Nov briefing or express interest in extra sessions we will run in coming weeks. #ACFclimate https://t.co/Vy0S77qb6n— Charlotte Ravenscroft (@CharRavenscroft) November 6, 2019 Advertisementcenter_img Nineteen charitable foundations, including Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, & Arcadia have now signed up to a new Funder Commitment on Climate Change, pledging to undertake 6 key steps in response to the crisis.An initial 15 funders signed up at the launch during the Association of Charitable Foundations Annual Conference, which took place on 6 November and focused on the climate. All charitable foundations are invited to join and there will be a further briefing on 18 November. Tagged with: climate crisis Melanie May | 7 November 2019 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more


Cover Crops The Answer to Bare Fields


first_imgJane HardistyIndiana farmers planted over 1 million acres of cover crops last fall, but the floods of this spring that drowned many corn and soybean fields may present an opportunity to plant even more cover crops. State Conservationist Jane Hardisty said, if the crop has been washed out or is dead, cover crops should be considered, “If they can’t put a crop on that ground, then a cover crop can not only prevent soil loss but help build up that soil, help break up  compaction, and rebuild nutrients in the soil.” She told HAT that having a cover crop on this flood-damaged ground will be a real plus for next year’s crop. Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleIndiana Corn Farmers Encouraged to Vote in Checkoff ElectionNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt Cover Crops The Answer to Bare Fields SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jul 26, 2015 Home Indiana Agriculture News Cover Crops The Answer to Bare Fields Facebook Twitter Hardisty is urging growers who have not considered cover crops in the past to give some serious consideration to planting something on the land that has been impacted by the heavy rains and flood waters, “That soil is eroding because there is not much residue on the ground, and now there is no crop canopy to keep these rains from doing even more damage. We have some bare ground out there that I am really concerned about.”  She added that there are many resources available for growers who want to give cover crops a try. For example, the NRCS has a special seed calculator to help growers determine what they need and how much to plant. Hardisty said the tool will tell growers what kind of cover crops to use depending on if they want a cover just until fall or until next spring, “We can help determine what kind of seed mix they might need.” She added that local field offices can provide recommendations after taking a look at the fields in question. Cover Crops The Answer to Bare Fields There is more information and technical assistance available at your local NRCS field office.last_img read more


Rural Mainstreet Economy Weakens in July


first_img SHARE SHARE The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index for July fell from June’s weak reading, according to the monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of a 10-state region within the Midwest dependent on agriculture. After improving four of the last five months, the index, which ranges between 0 and 100, sank to 39.8 from 43.9 in June. This is the 11th straight month the overall index has remained below growth neutral. As a result of weaker farm economic conditions, bankers expect almost one in five crop farmers, or 19.5 percent, to suffer negative cash flows where cash expenses exceed cash revenues for 2016. This month, bankers estimated farmland prices have fallen by six percent over the past 12 months. However, there is a great deal of variation across the region in the direction and magnitude of farmland prices.This month, bankers were asked to assess the likelihood of loan defaults in their area. On average, farm loan defaults are expected to rise by 5.4 percent over the next 12 months.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter Rural Mainstreet Economy Weakens in July Home Indiana Agriculture News Rural Mainstreet Economy Weakens in July By Hoosier Ag Today – Aug 16, 2016 Facebook Twitter Previous articleObama Administration Releases Carbon-Emission Standards for Big TrucksNext articleTrump Campaign Names 7 Hoosiers as Agricultural Advisors Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more


Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 7th April


first_imgNewsPlayback Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Previous articleDeclan Bonner given 24 week banNext articleSimon Cowell and Barack Obama pay tribute to American Idol on its final show admin Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Twittercenter_img Pinterest A 15 Minute Programme presented by Chris Ashmore every Thursday at 7.05pm highlighting all that’s happening in the farming community.Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Farming2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook By admin – April 7, 2016 WhatsApp Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 7th Aprillast_img read more


Gardai warn Covid-19 checkpoints continue


first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – April 16, 2020 Previous articleShamrock Rovers squad take 25% pay cutNext articleFurther 18 people die from Covid-19 in North News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Gardai are reminding the public that Covid-19 checkpoints continue to take place on a daily basis all over the county. The Bank Holiday weekend has come and gone but Gardai are warning that the measures are still in place and they’re asking people not to become complacent despite the good weather. Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Gardai warn Covid-19 checkpoints continue Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twittercenter_img Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more


Letters of the week: force needs to compare notes


first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Call centres are not sweat shopsI read with amazement your news brief on call centres in UK being among the worst (News, 3 October). First, I’d like to point out that call centres are not sweat shops. Not all call centres are number driven and some do have good staff retention rates. It is vital to concentrate on the quality of service a call centre provides to both customers and clients, not the size of the call centre.Second, gone are the days where call centre staff work like robots. There is more training and interaction between staff, clients and the consumer. The developing skills of call centre operators and their knowledge of the products they deal with makes them important to client and customer.More and more call centres allow staff to test and become familiar with the product – allowing them to vary their roles. Being a call centre operator may not be perceived as a “dream job” but with the skills one learns, future career prospects are promising. Paul Jackson, General manager, MBO Letters of the week: force needs to compare notesOn 17 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Employ training professionals firstComputer-based training and e-learning has long been an area I feel may provide some solutions to targeted individual learning needs. As our company enters the final stage of a cultural change programme, these needs are becoming more pressing. Yet, with all the products evaluated so far (admittedly only at the entry-level end of the market), something seems to be amiss.Robin Hoyle’s presentation at the WOLCE conference last week hit the nail on the head – many such products seem to have lost sight of basic learning theory and practice. As can often be the danger with any software solution, exact requirements are clouded by the desire for what are, in effect, glossy over-engineered programming demonstrations. I should therefore like to make a plea to some of the companies currently developing such products: employ the training professionals first, then developers to make it happen – and not vice versa.Julian Burch, Training & Recruitment Manager, Expotel Hotel Reservations I am looking to make contact with organisations who can help me in the challenging task of conducting a Best Value review of training and development in the police force.We are a complex organisation of 2,000 police officers, 400 specials and 700 support staff. We undertake a wide range of training, with about 50 staff dedicated to this task. As part of the government-driven Best Value process I need to “compare” ourselves to others in public and private sectors.I am interested in comparing notes with organisations who have any, or indeed all, of the following characteristics:Have devolved significant training responsibility to operating units and line managers.Operate an internal market with devolved training budgets.Have local training units with specialist staff.Use open and flexible learning as a replacement for courses.Outsource a high proportion of direct training to external providers.Outsource other training services – for example, design, evaluation and admin.I would like to talk to such organisations on an informal and confidential basis to get behind the headlines which often appear in magazines such as Personnel Today, and learn about the pros and cons of policies. Malcolm Pattman MCIPD, Head of Training & Development, Derbyshire Constabulary, Tel: 01773 572084E-mail: [email protected] last_img read more