Looking for last-minute ISA investments? Here are 3 funds I’ve bought during the market meltdown

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Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address With the market crash likely to continue occupying Fools’ thoughts, it’s easy to forget the looming ISA deadline. Fail to use this year’s £20,000 allowance by 5 April, it’ll be lost forever.  While many of us won’t have anything like that amount to save in these uncertain times, using as much of it as possible is still recommended. After all, the ISA wrapper ensures you won’t pay tax on any profits you (eventually) make. The same goes for dividends, once companies start paying them again.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Naturally, what you decide to put in your ISA will depend on your financial goals, risk tolerance and time horizon. For most of us, however, the core of this account will usually be a selection of funds. Here are three I’ve been buying lately.Passive kingThe first holding I’ve topped up has been the Vanguard Life Strategy 80% Equity Fund. As it says, this invests 80% of your cash in the stock market. The remainder is invested in fixed income assets. While not making you as much money over the long term, this tends to be less volatile.The beauty of this and other funds in the Life Strategy stable (20%, 40%, 60% and 100% variants are also available) is that they offer a remarkably cheap of getting exposure to thousands of stocks all around the world. Right now, the ongoing charge is just 0.22%.As well as allowing you to keep more of your profits, the level of diversification achieved by these funds also means you’re protected in a way that those invested in only a few individual companies aren’t. Plenty of the latter could end up going bust as a result of the crisis. Tech-focused titanAnother holding I’ve added to recently has been FTSE 100-listed Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust (LSE: SMT).Rather than take a passive approach like Vanguard, this trust attempts to pick companies that will outperform the market over the long term. For this reason, its portfolio is very different from the benchmark it uses to measure performance.That’s not to say the stocks it holds are all unfamiliar. Online giants Amazon and Alibaba both feature. So too does mega-popular streaming service Netflix. The largest holding, at least at the end of February, was electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla. As well as performing exceptionally well for investors over the last decade, it’s worth highlighting that Scottish Mortgage’s management fees are very low relative to most active funds. It charges just 0.37%.Conviction buyA third fund I’ve added to has been the CFP SDL UK Buffettology Fund, managed by Keith Ashworth-Lord. As its name suggests, this looks for the sort of stocks that would appeal to Warren Buffett and his strategy of ‘Business Perspective Investing’.In practice, this means seeking companies with strong market positions and sustainable returns and avoiding those with weak balance sheets. Like Scottish Mortgage, this is high-conviction stuff with just 35 holdings. Only the best ideas make the cut.Like pretty much everything else, the fund has been hit hard by the pandemic. Notwithstanding this, it’s performance up until recently has been superb (ranked top of 205 similar funds since launching nine years ago).Although nothing can be guaranteed going forward, that’s the track record I want to see if I’m paying someone else to manage things on my behalf. See all posts by Paul Summerslast_img read more

La CDSP prepara a los seminaristas para la vida pública

first_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA [Episcopal News Service] En la Escuela de Teología Eclesiástica del Pacífico (CDSP por su sigla en inglés), de Berkeley, California, preparar a futuros sacerdotes para dirigir congregaciones en el mundo de hoy también significa adiestrarlos para la vida pública.Hace dos años, el seminario comenzó una revisión de su currículo, concentrando su Programa de Maestría en Teología en tres conceptos cristianos fundamentales: misión, discipulado y evangelización. Junto con eso, [la institución] se comprometió a educar a los seminaristas en las destrezas de la reflexión crítica, el análisis contextual y la conversación pública, para las cuales desempeña un papel el adiestrarles en organización comunitaria.El Muy Rdo. W. Mark Richardson, presidente y decano de la Escuela de Teología Eclesiástica del Pacífico, durante el adiestramiento dela Fundación de Áreas Industriales el año pasado. Foto/CDSP.“Estamos tratando de hacer un cambio en nuestro currículo y buscando un mayor ajuste entre la vida de la fe y la vida pública”, dijo el Muy Rdo. W. Mark Richardson, presidente y decano de la CDSP, en una entrevista en su oficina con Episcopal News Service.“Preparar líderes seguros de sí en la interrelación de la fe y la vida pública… esa es una manera, creemos, de abordar en el siglo XXI la cuestión de la misión”, añadió.Para muchos episcopales, resulta claro que ser la Iglesia en el mundo significa estar presente en las comunidades y asumir un interés activo en mejorar las vidas de las personas. En los últimos años, algunos obispos episcopales han llamado a su clero, cada vez más, no sólo a ser pastores, sino [también] a ser empresarios, teólogos públicos y organizadores de comunidades basadas en la fe.“Los obispos están diciendo cada vez más que la organización comunitaria es algo bueno”, dijo la Rda. Susanna Singer, profesora asociada de Desarrollo Ministerial y directora del Programa Doctoral de Ministerio de la DCSP. “Siempre hemos tenido a nuestros seminaristas haciendo educación pastoral clínica en hospitales para aprender las destrezas pastorales a profundidad, pero algunos obispos empezaron a decir que queremos que aprendan destrezas organizativas a profundidad”.La fe cristiana, añadió ella, tiene que ver con la visión de Dios de un florecimiento para la humanidad y el cosmos. “Significa que el cuerpo de Cristo, que somos nosotros ahora, tiene que salir afuera y participar en las comunidades en que vivimos porque es allí donde va hacerse realidad el sueño de Dios”.Para adiestrar a sus seminaristas, la CDSP recurrió a la ayuda de la Fundación de Áreas Industriales (IAF, por su sigla en inglés), una red de organizaciones de carácter religioso y comunitario que ha adiestrado a líderes y capacitado a comunidades desde 1940.En 2013, el seminario y la IAF empezaron a ofrecer un curso de Organización para el Ministerio Público, de una semana de duración, que se basa en la preparación nacional de líderes de la IAF en el contexto religioso, educacional, laboral y comunitario. Lo que antes era un curso optativo de seis días, a partir de este otoño es un requisito para los nuevos seminaristas.“La intención es adiestrar a personas normales para proporcionarles tanto un marco conceptual para pensar sobre los temas del poder y el egoísmo y el liderazgo, como algunas habilidades prácticas para relacionarse con personas que son diferentes a uno en el ancho mundo”, dijo Anna Eng, principal organizadora de la IAF en el área de la Bahía [de San Francisco], en una entrevista telefónica con ENS.Los participantes aprenden, añadió ella, a dirigir una reunión y a tener conversaciones productivas. Muchos líderes de la IAF provienen de un contexto religioso, de manera que tiene sentido asociarse con el seminario, lo cual, además del adiestramiento práctico, facilita la discusión teológica.La CDSP no sólo ofrece el curso, es también miembro de la IAF.El curso se centra en el desarrollo de destrezas, de herramientas y de capacidades teóricas y reflexivas para la organización comunitaria en torno a múltiples asuntos en el contexto del ministerio. Los líderes de la IAF proporcionan el adiestramiento práctico básico y los profesores de la CDSP dirigen las reflexiones teológicas.Jennifer Snow, directora del [programa] de aprendizaje extendido de la CDSP y profesora auxiliar de teología práctica, moderó las reflexiones teológicas durante el adiestramiento de la IAF del año pasado. Foto/CDSP.Jennifer Snow, directora del [programa] de aprendizaje extendido de la CDSP y profesora auxiliar de teología práctica, moderó las reflexiones teológicas durante el último adiestramiento de la IAF. Los seminaristas participan diariamente en una reflexión teológica. Escriben ensayos antes y después del adiestramiento y tienen la obligación de leer artículos y libros que les han sido asignados, entre ellos Bienaventurados los organizados:democracia popular en Estados Unidos [Blessed Are the Organized: Grassroots Democracy in America] de Jeffrey Stout.En el primer ensayo, basado en las lecturas, los seminaristas reflexionaron sobre las relaciones entre la organización comunitaria de amplia base y un liderazgo fiel. La mayoría de los seminaristas dicen que “trabajar en pro de la justicia social es importante, por consiguiente, la organización comunitaria es importante”, sin darse cuenta de que mezclan ambas cosas, dijo Snow.“La organización comunitaria es una estrategia para trabajar en pro de la justicia”, dijo ella, y que los estudiantes hagan la distinción es una de las aspiraciones del curso. “Deberían ser capaces de darse cuenta y de expresar el porqué esto, como estrategia, contiene un mandato bíblico y teológico para las comunidades religiosas, no que sea la misma cosa”.Hay que hacer una distinción importante: la organización comunitaria es una estrategia específica que surge de un contexto específico y de necesidades específicas, dijo Snow.“Si uno se pone a pensar, ‘tengo que trabajar por la justicia porque el libro de Miqueas me lo dice, y Jesús me lo dice y, por tanto, tengo que llevar a cabo una organización comunitaria’, eso, a la postre, no resulta muy convincente”, explicó ella. “Porque la organización comunitaria es una estrategia específica no sólo respecto a trabajar por la justicia, sino respecto a abordar el poder de una manera relacional, en oposición a la manera del ‘poder impuesto’”.Como resulta obvio, es decisivo cambiar la percepción que la gente tiene del poder.“Conlleva pensar de manera diferente acerca del poder: crear relaciones con las personas, invitar a las personas a compartir el poder con usted como líder. Es una estrategia muy específica respecto a intentar alcanzar una sociedad más justa en nuestro contexto particular”, dijo Snow.Entender y abrazar el poder como una fuerza positiva puede ser al principio un proceso desestabilizador.“La mayoría de nosotros tiene una connotación negativa del poder porque siempre hemos estado en el extremo de los perdedores y siempre hemos sido víctimas de abusos”, dijo Eng, añadiendo que el poder no es algo naturalmente malo.“El poder es realmente algo muy bueno. Uno no puede hacer nada sin poder”, afirmó. “A partir de la tradición cristiana, toda la Biblia está llena de ejemplos de un Dios poderoso que interviene a través de personas poderosas que dudan de ejercer su poder. Luego, en gran medida, se trata de retornar a la tradición cristiana.“Parte de ella es ayudar a las personas a recobrar eso, la noción de que el poder que resucitó a Cristo de los muertos está dentro de uno: recobrarlo, reconocerlo y no dejar que te intimide. Pero hemos visto demasiados abusos de poder, y lo hemos experimentado, luego tiene sentido que la gente lo evite”.La Rda. Susanna Singer, profesora asociada de Desarrollo Ministerial y directora del Programa Doctoral de Ministerio, ayudó a rehacer el currículo de la Maestría en Teología para incluir un adiestramiento en organización comunitaria. Foto/CDSP.El punto de vista de Sarah Thomas acerca del poder cambió inmediatamente.“Desde el primer día, nos hacen ver cuán a menudo nosotros —especialmente las mujeres— cedemos el poder desde el momento en que abrimos la boca”, escribió ella en un email a ENS. “Me alentaron a recobrar mi poder y hablar sin excusas. Esta fue una lección importante para mí como futura líder. Aprendí a entablar las relaciones una por una, escuchando atentamente, permitiendo que mi curiosidad me guiara y haciendo las preguntas oportunas”.“He llegado a ser más audaz y más receptiva”, dijo Thomas, que vive en Santa Bárbara y que toma cursos por Internet y pasa cuatro semanas al año en el campus.Fundada en 1893 para preparar clérigos para el ministerio en el Oeste [de EE.UU.], la CDSP es miembro fundadora de la Unión Teológica de Postgrado (GTU, por su sigla en inglés). Es uno de los siete seminarios del nordeste de Berkeley a sólo unas cuadras del campus de la Universidad de California, con centros judío, hindú, musulmán, ortodoxo, swedenborgiano y de varias denominaciones evangélicas. El Seminario Teológico de San Francisco, escuela que pertenece a la GTU, se encuentra en el vecino San Anselmo, en el condado de Marín.Es en este contexto, ecuménico, interreligioso y secular que los seminaristas comparten, durante el curso, con rabinos, empresarios, estudiantes y otras personas.“La mezcla de perspectivas y opiniones era realmente diversa, de manera que resultaba realmente educativo, estar allí con alguien que había estado dedicado a los negocios toda su vida. Un director ejecutivo jubilado tiene una perspectiva muy diferente a la mía”, dijo Aaron Klinefelter, seminarista de la Diócesis de Ohio Sudoriental [o del Sudeste].Klinefelter, que ahora cursa el segundo año, se matriculó en el seminario a sabiendas de que él tendría que hacer algo más que dirigir una parroquia, que de él se esperaba que participara en la vida pública y comunitaria.“En verdad sabía que me metía en esto”, dijo durante una entrevista con ENS en Brewed Awakening, una cafetería que queda al pie de la cuesta del seminario, añadiendo que esta manera de pensar es aún algo de cierta manera nuevo en la Iglesia Episcopal. “No estoy seguro por qué es algo nuevo que la gente se dé cuenta de que los miembros han abandonado el edificio”.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Theological Education Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ La CDSP prepara a los seminaristas para la vida pública Añaden adiestramiento en organización comunitaria a su currículo básico Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Por Lynette WilsonPosted Sep 14, 2016 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK last_img read more

NCVO changes its strapline

first_img  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NCVO has changed its strapline, adopting a shorter and broader description for the groups that it aims to serve.Previously the umbrella body’s strapline stated that it was “giving voice and support to voluntary and community organisations”. Now that has been shortened to “giving voice and support to civil society”.In an announcement on the front page of the organisation’s website, NCVO said that “the new strapline emphasises the voluntary and community sector’s role as a catalyst for collective action, dialogue and debate in order to transform peoples’ lives for the better”. Advertisement It has always been difficult to sum up the sector. ‘Third sector’, ‘voluntary and community sector’, and ‘charity sector’ are just some of the phrases in use. These have been added to by the import of ‘nonprofit sector’ from the USA, and its relative ‘not-for-profit’ sector. ‘Civil society’ is one of the broader terms in that it can include social businesses, philanthropists, and campaigning organisations, as well as traditional charities. It was particularly common during the 1990s, especially in relation to the funding and development of organisations in Eastern Europe. Tagged with: Individual giving NCVO changes its straplinecenter_img Howard Lake | 25 November 2007 | News 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.last_img read more

Three weeks of media freedom violations in Mali

first_img Receive email alerts Amid continuing political instability following a rebel takeover in the north and a military coup in the capital in March, Reporters Without Borders has compiled the following summary of media freedom violations in Mali during the past three weeks.“Chaos has reigned in the north since March, but the persistence of media freedom violations in the south, especially the capital, Bamako, is intolerable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It shows that the 22 March coup has overturned Mali’s status as a regional model of respect for freedom of information. The authorities can no longer be counted on to let the media operate freely. The list of violations of journalists’ rights keeps on growing.”Journalist’s unexplained disappearanceHabi Baby, director of the newspaper Caravane, has been missing since 12 May. His family, friends and colleagues are all very concerned by his sudden disappearance at a time of threats to media personnel. No one has so far ventured any theory to explain how he vanished.“The police must shed light on this journalist’s disturbing disappearance and they must not rule out the possibility that it is linked to his work,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Whether he has been kidnapped, imprisoned or killed, his family and colleagues have a right to know the facts.”Some sources told Reporters Without Borders that Habi Baby supported “the people in the north of Mali,” where an armed group has proclaimed a breakaway state.Intelligence officers after journalists’ sourcesState Security officers arrested Birama Fall, the editor of the bi-weekly Le Prétoire, at his newspaper at around midday on 12 May, and questioned him at State Security headquarters for four hours before letting him go.They interrogated him about a phone conversation with a former government minister who had told him that the bodies of many “Red Beret” participants in a failed counter-coup on 30 April were buried in a mass grave in Diago, a few kilometres outside Bamako. The former minister gave Fall its alleged location but Fall had refused to publish the information because he could not confirm it.Saouti Haïdara, the editor of the privately-owned daily L’Indépendant, was briefly arrested by three State Security officers on 16 May and was given the same treatment as his colleague from Le Prétoire. Haïdara was interrogated about a “leaflet-style” article he had published the previous week advising Malians to stay at home or to avoid public and military buildings because of the threat of bombings or armed attacks by “a certain Captain Touré.” The intelligence officers wanted to know who his source was.“These two arrests show that phones are being tapped, which is a serious violation of journalists’ rights,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Illegal phone tapping combined with interrogation endangers journalists and their sources and can seriously impact the media’s ability to provide the public with news and information.”Attack on radio stationMembers of the Association of Malian Pupils and Students (AEEM) attacked Radio Kayira in the central city of Koutiala on 30 April, damaging its premises and stealing equipment but failing in a bid to set it on fire because the police intervened. The station’s owner, parliamentarian Oumar Mariko, put the losses at 3.2 million euros. The students carried out the attack because they suspect that Mariko was behind an attempt to murder AEEM leader Hamadoun Traoré on the night of 22 April, and they are still threatening to attack the Radio Kayira branches in Bamako and Niolo.“Without getting into political disputes, we urge the two parties to open a dialogue so that media premises can be spared this kind of violence,” Reporters Without Borders said. “At this time of political unrest, it is vital that the media should be able to do their job of reporting the news in a professional and impartial manner.” MaliAfrica Help by sharing this information June 8, 2021 Find out more May 23, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three weeks of media freedom violations in Mali News RSF helps coordinate support for French journalist kidnapped in Mali Follow the news on Mali RSF_en to go furthercenter_img News News Reporters Without Borders rallies former hostages in Paris, following the kidnapping of journalist Olivier Dubois. MaliAfrica French reporter says he has been kidnapped in northeastern Mali May 17, 2021 Find out more Organisation News May 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Journalists harassed for standing up for press freedom

first_imgNews Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News RSF_en SudanAfrica News Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal SudanAfrica April 10, 2020 Find out more Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continentcenter_img Follow the news on Sudan Reporters Without Borders has condemned official harassment, particularly by the security forces, of journalists making a stand for press freedom. It also protested at the arrest of six journalists on the daily Al-Azmina, over a damning report on Sudan’s financial and economical situation.”The journalists has tried to resist official pressure and to stand up for freedom of information by creating a committee to defend press freedom and by submitting objections to a new press law currently submitted to the parliament by the president of Sudan for ratification,” said Reporters Without Borders.”The security forces reaction is to use absurd measures to try to stifle this resistance movement. At the same time, after preventing the press from reporting on the events in Darfur, the government is now attacking those who dare to publish a report on the country’s disastrous economy” it added.National security forces arrested Mahgub Mohamed Salih, publisher and editor in chief of the daily Al-Ayam , Zohair Al-Sarrag, columnist with the daily Al-Sahafa, Mahgub Orwa, publisher and editor in chief of the daily Al-Sudani (banned by the security), Mohamed Latif Ali, columnist with Al-Ray Alaam and Ahamed Sir-Alkhatim, journalist on the daily Akbar Al-Youm for several hours on 15 and 16 May. Salih is also chairperson of the press freedom defence committee set up on 4 May 2004. The other arrested journalists were also members of the committee. The step was taken to prevent them submitting to parliament and President Omar el-Beshir a statement “memorandum” opposing the press law, signed by 210 journalists. While they were in detention six other journalists, members of the committee, managed to put their written objections before parliament and the communications minister. Before releasing the five being held, the security forces banned them from using the name of their committee and ordered it to be banded. Newspaper editors were also prevented from publishing any report in the name of the committee.Elsewhere, on 23 May, the general manager of the daily Al-Azmina Jamal Anqara, the editor in chief Omar Ismaïl and four of its journalists named Osman Hamid,Haider abdelhafeez,Kamal Awad and Asim Mohieldin were summoned and arrested after the paper carried an article on the collapse of the Sudanese economy. Al-Azmina journalists were interrogated by security forces and detained for more than 30 hours, before being released on bail late on 24 May after questioning by the crimes against the state attorney. They were ordered to report for further investigations by the prosecutor for crimes against the state on 27 May. Organisation April 6, 2020 Find out more May 26, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists harassed for standing up for press freedom to go further Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa News March 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Ileana Alamilla

first_img Angel Santiesteban-Prats Cuba Find out more Yoani Sánchez Cuba Find out more Follow the news on Guatemala Itsmania Pineda Platero Honduras Find out more Verónica Basurto Mexico Find out more to go further Receive email alerts GuatemalaAmericas center_img Information hero Ileana Alamilla A lawyer by training and journalist by vocation, Ileana Alamilla fled Guatemala in 1979 and did not return until 1998, spending almost 20 years in exile in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Salvador and Mexico. It was in exile in 1983 that she founded Cerigua (Centro de Reportes Informativos Sobre Guatemala) to “break through Guatemala’s international isolation and draw attention to the terror and crimes against its population.” As such, she supported the 1996 peace accords that ended a 36-year civil war. She campaigns for the creation of a national system to protect journalists and, through Cerigua, has been condemning an unprecedented wave of violence against media personnel. GuatemalaAmericas Glenn Greenwald United States Find out more Help by sharing this information See morelast_img read more

Hey, do you remember when?

first_img Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… “Do you remember when ….?”Oh, how I love to hear those words. They almost always take me back to a happy place in time.Anthony Skeen’s words Monday night after a Brundidge Lions Club meeting at Skeen Funeral Home took me back. “Where is he?” Tater asked.“Down here at the other funeral home.”“How’d he get down there?”Now keep in mind that I was talking to a wide-eyed, 10-year-old and flying to get to the other funeral home before visitation was over.“Tater, that was not Mr. Odias in the coffin back there. It was somebody else.”“Somebody else got in his coffin?”“Yes,” I said and then retreated. “No! Nobody else was in his coffin …”“But you said somebody was in it.”I hurriedly parked. “Stay in the car. I’ll be right back.”“I wanna go with you. Mr. Odias might come out here,” Tater said in a pleading voice.“Mr. Odias is dead,” I said. “He is not going anywhere!”“He came down here!”I grabbed Tater’s hand and pulled him along with me. I didn’t think his mama would want him to view a corpse. But, luckily, the casket was closed.“Where is Mr. Odias,” Tater asked, peeping around from behind me.“He’s inside the casket,” I said.“Did they close it so he can’t get back out?”Sigh.On the way home, I explained to Tater that I had gone to the wrong funeral home. That Mr. Odias was never at the first funeral home. But that just spawned a million questions. I wished I had said that, yes, they just closed the casket so Mr. Odias couldn’t get back out. That would have put a final nail in that “coffin.”That funeral home remembrance conjured up another.Several years ago, I was in the vestibule of Dillard Funeral Home in Troy with several dignitaries, including Rep. Alan Boothe and Sen. Wendell Mitchell.I began to smell smoke but everyone else seemed oblivious to it. The smell got stronger.“Do y’all smell smoke?”The dignitaries tightened their lips and slowly shook their heads.About that time, I felt the heat on my leg, my thigh to be exact. “Something’s on fire,” I said whispered. “Don’t you feel it?”The dignitaries shook their solemn heads.The heat seemed to be coming from behind the door and burning into my thigh. Everything I had ever learned about fire safety surfaced. I reached for the doorknob expecting to find it burning hot. But, no, it was a cool as the center seed of a cucumber.But my leg was burning? Suddenly, my pants were on fire.Instinctively, I reached in my pocket and began throwing hot smoking keys and batteries to the floor right at the feet of the stone-faced dignitaries. I pounded my palm against my smoldering pocket. About that time, our group was summoned to the back by the undertaker.With my foot, I pushed the hot items over next to the wall. I would get them later.What happened was that I had dropped my keys in my pocket on top of several rechargeable batteries. That combination, rubbing and scrubbing together, had set my pants on fire.A couple of years later, Alan Boothe and I were waiting for a flag dedication service to begin.He began to laugh, “Do you remember the time …?“Yes, Alan. I remember.” You Might Like For Liberty, and the salute of labor On Sept. 7, 1942, nearly 20,000 shipyard workers and guests gathered at Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard in Baltimore, Maryland. They were there… read more Latest Stories Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 11:00 pm Friday, August 31, 2012 Email the authorcenter_img Next UpSure, I remember the night that my little nephew, Tater Bug, and I screeched to a halt, just minutes before visitation was ending at the funeral home.I told Tater Bug that Mr. Odias Green had died and was at the funeral home. I needed to run in there for just a minute.“You wait here. Do not get out of the car,” I told Tater Bug. I rushed up the steps and barely glanced at the large gathering on the porch. The hallway was crowed and I didn’t see anyone I knew. But it was late, probably just extended family. I stood in line with folks I didn’t know from Adam.I didn’t recognize the family members when I got closer but I expressed my sincere sympathy to them. When I finally got where I could see inside the coffin, I didn’t recognized the corpse. Never seen the man in my life. But, I continued through the line, expressing my condolences and then made a beeline for the car.“Did you see Mr. Odias?” Tater asked.“No. He wasn’t there,” I said as I made a quick U-turn and squealed off to the town’s other funeral home. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Hey, do you remember when? Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Secrets Revealed By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. 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Nursing, Instructional Specialist II

first_imgCCBC Full Time Benefits At A GlanceBENEFIT SUMMARYMedical Plan yearEmployees may select CIGNA, or Kaiser Permanente Select HMO. Nopreexisting condition exclusions. All plans have prescription drugcoverage and mental health and substance abuse benefits. All plansrequire the selection of a primary care physician, but allow theoption to change. Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November.Dental Plan yearEmployees may select Cigna DHMO, CareFirst Traditional Dental orCareFirst Preferred Dental. Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November.Vision Plan yearEmployees may select Carefirst Preferred or Traditional Plans.Coverage includes one eye exam and benefits for glasses, contacts,or bi/trifocals every 24 months. Administered by Davis Vision.Kaiser medical plans allow members to have one eye exam yearly(covers exam only). Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November.Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Employees have access to the EAP, which provides CCBC employees andtheir family member’s confidential 24-hour online and telephoneaccess for legal, financial, and personal issues. Provided for CCBCemployees at no cost. Administered by CIGNA behavioral.Flexible Spending Accounts(section 125)Employees may select the FSA, which allows employees to pay forout-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses. Employees mayallocate a maximum of $5,000 per household, per plan year fordaycare related expenses, on a pre-tax basis. Employees mayallocate a maximum of $2,550 for medical related expenses. A debitcard is provided to simplify claims processing for health careexpenses. Annual Open Enrollment is in October and November.Administered by Benefit Strategies.Life InsuranceEligible employees receive one times their annual salary rounded upto the nearest $1,000. The minimum benefit amount is $50,000 andthe maximum benefit amount is $200,000. CCBC pays 90% of thepremium. Evidence of insurability is required if enrollment occurs31 days after hire date. Administered by The Standard InsuranceCompany.Long Term Disability (LTD)Employees may enroll in the LTD Plan. Benefits are effective after90 days of continuous total disability and pays 60% of the grossmonthly salary. Evidence of insurability is required if enrollmentoccurs 31 days after the employee’s hire date. Administered by TheStandard Insurance Company.Legal ServicesEmployees may enroll in the Legal Services benefit, which provideslegal advice, consultation, and courtroom representation forcommonly used legal services; plus will preparation, trafficviolations, credit issues, warranty disputes, medical durable powerof attorney and uncontested divorce. Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November. This plan is administered by LegalResources.Retirement PlansEmployees are eligible, based on position classification, to enrollin one of three retirement plans: (1) MD State Teachers PensionSystem, (2) MD State Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), or (3)Baltimore County Employees Retirement System. All plans requireemployee contributions except MD State ORP.403(b) Supplemental Retirement PlansFor the 2016 calendar year, if you are under age 50, you couldcontribute up to $18,000, and if you are age 50 or older, you couldcontribute up to $24,000 because of a $6,000 ‘catch upcontribution’.Vendors: AIG-VALIC, TIAA-CREF, T. Rowe Price, Fidelity, Lincoln andING.457(b) Deferred Compensation PlanFor 2016, if you are under the age of 50, you could contribute themaximum of $18,000 to your 457(b) plan. If you are age 50 or older,that maximum increases to $24,000 because of a $6,000 ‘catch upcontribution.’ Vendor: Voya Financial Advisors, Inc.Tuition Waiver/ReimbursementCCBC tuition is waived for benefit-eligible employees after aprobationary period, if applicable. Tuition reimbursement forcourses taken at other colleges and universities are availableafter one year of CCBC employment. Employees are reimbursed:$200/credit undergraduate; $260/credit graduate courses, up to amaximum of 18 credits per fiscal year.Financial ServicesEmployees have access to a free checking account, direct deposit,loans and other services at First Financial Federal Credit Unionand M&T Bank.Time Off (fiscal year)12-month employees accrue up to 12 days for sick and safeleave the first year of employment and 18 days per yearthereafter. 10-month employees accrue up to 10 sick days the firstyear and 15 days thereafter. All employees are granted 3personal business days per fiscal year. Employees areeligible based on position classification and years of service toaccrue a minimum of 10 days and a maximum of 20 days ofvacation per fiscal year.ParkingFree. Must obtain a parking permit from the Department of PublicSafety to use on all campuses. Class DescriptionThe purpose of this class is to prepare, coordinate, teach, andevaluate students and courses.Compensation within the posted range is determined by a candidate’seducation level and/or years of experience in the field. Generally,employees are hired in the lower third of the scale.Minimum RequirementsBachelor’s degree in Nursing, with a minimum of two years ofexperience, within the last five years, in long-term care asdefined by the Maryland Board of Nursing (MBON); or Two years ofexperience, within the last five years, as a MBON approved faculty;or Registered Nurse with a Master’s degree in education orsuccessful completion of ‘Train the Trainer’ approved by the MBON.College level teaching or adult education experience with onlinelearning platforms preferred. Candidates must meet MBON requirementto teach GNA, and academic qualifications for consideration.Class Specific Essential Duties Seek continuous improvement in teaching (classroom and on-line)methodology and student centered learning.Maintain Nursing Certification and remain current in NursingAssistant/Geriatric Nursing Assistant and other related AlliedHealth disciplines.Maintain scheduled availability to students.Develop an individual professional development plan.Participate with other faculty in developing and managingcourses, curricula, and serve on Nursing Advisory Board.Provide leadership to assigned Continuing Education division,assist in student recruitment and selection.Maintain laboratories, supplies and/or equipment.Remain knowledgeable about the College, Health and HumanServices its structure, culture, policies, and practices.Serve as point of contact for internal and externalorganizations, including marketing programs in in Health and HumanServices.Attend regular meetings with the Continuing Education Staff,Allied Health advisory groups, MBON, and other meetings asrequested.Serve as an advocate for the College and its students, asrequired.last_img read more

Temporary Changes Coming To Evansville Water

first_imgBRITNEY TAYLOR EVANSVILLE, INDIANA Evansville Water and Sewer Utility customers may notice a change in the taste of their water. Crews will temporarily change the disinfectant used in the water treatment process, beginning May 14th.EWSU says the yearly temporary switch helps keep proper levels of disinfectant in the water system.Residents may notice a difference in taste or odor in the tap water during this time. They will switch back around June 11th.A second switchover will happen in August.For more information, call 812-428-0568. TwitterFacebook FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img


first_imgLast week Dr. Dan Adams announced after carefully studied reflection, he has decided not to seek re-election as an Evansville City Councilman At-Large in the Fall of 2019.In announcing his decision not to run for re-election he said; “it will give prospective candidates, trying to make up their minds to run, may know early that there is an opening for them to contest.”Dr. Adams also added, “for more than a decade, I have genuinely enjoyed serving the people of this remarkable city”. “I thank those who supported and criticized me, as they both leavened and tempered my performance wisely”.  “I shall work as hard for you in my last year on council, as I have in the past eleven”. “I will seek other fields of endeavor, as I have no intention of becoming a recluse”.In October 2015 Herbert Dan Adams, MD, MBA, & at-large Evansville City Council member was chosen as an “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD” WINNER by the City-County Observer for his diligent efforts as a councilman that paved the way for the enhanced smoking restrictions adopted by the Evansville City Council in 2012.In 2011 Dr. Adams along with Dr. Steven Becker, MD,  the Director and Associate Dean of Indiana School Medicine-Evansville was quietly working on attracting the IU Medical School to locate to Evansville.  Because of the due diligence of Dr. Becker and Dr. Adams trying to convince our local and State elected officials to support the IU Medical School is now a reality.Dr. Adams a1982 transplant who has adopted Evansville as his home eloquently states his current goal in life is “to be the BEST At-Large Member of the Evansville City Council I can”. In addition to his duties as a Councilman, Dr. Adams has a full life serving the community on the Evansville Airport Board, Port Authority, as a substitute high school teacher EVSC; a Lecturer at Signature School, the University of Evansville, the USI School of Nursing, and the IU Medical School – Evansville.Prior to giving in to the internal compass that pointed to public service, Dr. Adams spent his life as a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon in the Evansville area for 26 years after 7 years in the same capacity in Montana. Prior to entering the world of private medicine, Dr. Adams served the United States of America as a ship’s surgeon on the USS John F. Kennedy and as a Commander in the United States Naval Reserve. During his service, Dr. Adams was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for Professional Excellence.Dr. Adams was graduated from Yale University in American Studies and Pre-Med before having his MD conveyed onto him by the Harvard Medical School. Following medical school, he served as an intern at the Brigham Hospital in Boston and completed residencies at the University of Pennsylvania. After his time as an active member of the military, Dr. Adams completed fellowships at the Texas Heart Institute and the Baylor University Medical Center. Recognizing the benefit of a business education to complement his medical practice Dan completed an Executive MBA in Health Care Management at the Olin School of Business, St. Louis, MOCivic duty has long been a good habit of Dr. Adams who has served in the promotion of both soccer and hockey in Evansville and Missoula, Montana. He takes pride in his membership in the Evansville Northside Kiwanis Club as a devoted soccer coach at the Boys & Girls Club.It was his time as a surgeon that inspired the passion for public health and the candid willingness to share the truth about the positive health implications of restricting smoking in public. There are many people who were instrumental in the passing of the Evansville Smoking Ordinance in 2012. Without the efforts on the City Council by Dr. H. Dan Adams, this successful accomplishment may have taken much longer than it did and for this, we congratulate Dr. Adams for his tireless promotion of public health and good public policy.SUMMARY OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT OF DR. DAN ADAMS, MDSubstitute high school teacher EVSC; Lecturer @ Signature School, University of Evansville, USI School of Nursing, IU Medical School – Evansville.Evansville City Council: January 2008 – December 2015.  Evansville City Council Vice-President 2011, 2013 & 2014.  Evansville City Council President 2015One of five individuals on the original YMCA Board that first brought soccer to Missoula, MT in 1975For the enjoyment of over 1000+ children & their families within 4 yearsMember of Evansville Regional Airport Board 2004-2005Evansville Northside Kiwanis Club, Board & Foundation Member 2004-2008Mentor Indiana –2004ISMA 2005 Physician Community Service Award NomineeEvansville Port Authority Board 2005Boys & Girls Club Devotee & Soccer CoachVolunteer Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery,Indiana University Medical School–Evansville Community Advisory Committee 2010- PresentArea Health Education Committee Forming Committee 2007- presentPlease take time and vote in today’s “Readers Poll”. Don’t miss reading today’s Feature articles because they are always an interesting read.  Please scroll at the bottom of our paper so you can enjoy our creative political cartoons.City-County Observer was Copywrite on 2009.  All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more