Get to know Wales Women’s captain Siwan Lillicrap

first_imgThe Welsh back-rower is now thriving in the sport after a late start This article originally appeared in the January 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “Four years later I’m still playing and still developing and hopefully getting better. One thing I’d say to anyone is never give up on your aspirations. I had to fight for that opportunity. It definitely made be a better person and player.”Lillicrap’s progress was highlighted in the autumn when she captained Wales to Test wins over Ireland and Scotland. Having already secured qualification for the 2021 World Cup, Wales used the autumn for development, naming 14 uncapped players in the squad, so to notch those two victories is significant, especially after losing to Spain in their first fixture.They have also benefited from fresh coaching input, with Chris Horsman and Geraint Lewis involved while Rowland Phillips takes some time away.“They have a wealth of knowledge. As a player it’s nice sometimes to see a different perspective. It’s refreshing. “The main thing we’ve spoken about is shortening the performance gap between ourselves and nations higher than us in the world rankings. The girls are putting in a lot of hard work and we want to compete with the best in the world.”Lillicrap also points to the number of new players coming into the squad as an indicator of how well the WRU’s community programmes are working. There are girls’ hubs across the country to give youngsters the opportunity to play when their local club might not have the numbers to facilitate a team.“I couldn’t take up rugby until I was 17 as there was nothing in my area and now we have hubs to get girls involved. The accessibility is much better than before and the future is looking bright.”center_img Get to know Wales Women’s captain Siwan LillicrapBalancing a full-time job with an elite sporting career takes a lot of work, so anything that helps relieve the strain is welcome. Hence why Wales Women’s captain Siwan Lillicrap is grateful for the fact her mum still does her washing, even though she’s now 32.“Without the support of my family I wouldn’t have achieved what I have,” say the Wales back-row. “They help me to be successful. I’m often out of the house early and don’t get back until 9.30-10pm, so I’m so thankful to my mum for doing my washing or helping with meal prepping.”Given all her commitments, it’s not surprising it’s hard for Lillicrap to find time for everyday chores. As well as being an international, she’s head of rugby at Swansea University, overseeing the men’s and women’s programmes at a club with 300-plus members, sits on the board at Swansea RFC and represents Bristol in the Premier 15s having moved to the English top flight this year. It’s clear she loves the game!Lillicrap didn’t start playing rugby until she was 17 but has been involved in the sport all her life. She grew up spending every weekend at Waunarlwydd RFC, a village club near Swansea where Liam Williams started out. Her dad coached and brother played, so she was there watching or acting as water girl for the men’s team. Yet with no girls’ set-up at the club or in the local area, she had to wait to turn 17 to join the women’s side.“I grew up with rugby and always knew I wanted to play,” she recalls. “I felt like I had a good understanding and knowledge because of my family and having watched a lot of rugby. A week after my 17th birthday I went to my first training session and I loved it.”On the ball: Siwan Lillicrap takes on the Irish defence (Getty Images)She started off as a centre and played at ten or in midfield while at Swansea University, but when she joined Neath Athletic in 2011 she moved to the back row. “Definitely the right decision – I don’t have the pace to be a back!”The switch paid off as she caught the eye of Wales’ selectors – but then came another waiting game. Just as she had to sit on the sidelines before getting a chance to actually play, she had to bide her time to win her first cap.“I had three or four years of being on an emotional roller coaster. I’d be in the extended squad but when it came to selection I was disappointed every time. As a kid I’d thought of wearing that red jersey, so I kept fighting for that dream. Eventually it came in 2015 when I was 28. Show of power: Siwan Lillicrap looks to make ground against the Barbarians (Getty Images) last_img read more

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Deputies say Presiding Bishop may retain diocesan seat

first_img The Rev. Jesse ABell says: David Justin Lynch says: July 8, 2012 at 10:28 pm I didn’t take the headline to imply that at all. The “may retain” seemed to me to state that the next PB will have an option whether or not to give up his See in order to assume the duties of PB. Charles Smith says: Tags Comments are closed. General Convention, July 8, 2012 at 9:48 pm I will say that having the PB retain their see seems like a good idea. Not only would it keep them grounded in the day to day realities of the church, it would allow less time for making meaningless statements on every minor issue on PRNEWSWIRE. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA July 8, 2012 at 11:50 am I agree with the policy, but let’s have a designated See for the Presiding Bishop. Maybe Bishop of Austin, TX encompassing only those churches within the City of Austin? Austin would be ideal. It has liberal politics, it is centrally located as to the rest of the country, it has warm weather, it has a seminary, it has transportation available by train, bus and plane, and about half-dozen or so Episcopal Churches. Also, land is inexpensive compared to the rest of the country. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET July 8, 2012 at 9:19 am Is this a budget issue? The demands of a diocesan bishop and a presiding bishop are quite different, and I wonder if it isn’t unfair asking a bishop to excel at both. In Mexico the PB is a also a diocesan bishop, and it is a struggle balancing the load. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Br. James Teets BSG says: By Melodie WoermanPosted Jul 7, 2012 July 9, 2012 at 4:18 pm As a friendly Roman Catholic observer of The Episcopal Church, I have always found it an anomaly that the Presiding Bishop does not have his or her own diocese. In Orthodox and Roman Catholic ecclesiology, the primacy in a region does not belong to a lone bishop disconnected from a diocese, but to a local church and its bishop. After all, the Pope is the Pope only because he is the bishop of the church of Rome, which is where the primacy lies. The Orthodox theologian John Zizioulas even maintains that the diocese is part of the very ontology of the episcopate. With all this in mind, I think it would make the most sense if the Presiding Bishop were always the Archbishop of Washington, headquartered at the National Cathedral. This would have ecclesiological significance that would not be found in an office building perhaps moving from place to place depending on who was elected to the office of primate. Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments (8) [Episcopal News Service — Indianapolis] The House of Deputies took another step toward changing the church’s status quo when it adopted a resolution that permits the next presiding bishop, who will be elected in 2015, to remain a diocesan bishop. Canons currently require the presiding bishop to resign her or his seat upon election.Debate on resolution B013 centered on whether this action should take place now or wait for a larger discussion about restructuring that is being dealt with by the Committee on Structure.The Very Rev. Bill Ellis, deputy from Spokane, likened this action to “getting the cart well in front of the horse.” He said, “We have no idea what we’re getting into. We have not even begun to talk about re-understanding the office of the presiding bishop and whether or not a move of this sort is appropriate.”Dr. Fredrica Thompsett, deputy from Massachusetts, argued for taking this action now. She said that she and other members of the Structure Committee “are aware that we have to look at the whole piece, but we also have to start. This gives us a creative and permissive possibility to allow wise decision making and options in a period in which we are considering and will be considering the nomination of a next presiding bishop.”Other speakers questioned whether it was feasible for someone to serve as both diocesan bishop and presiding bishop, given the demands of both jobs. Ultimately the deputies voted to adopt the resolution and send it to the House of Bishops for its consideration.It also adopted resolution D037, which asks the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance to consider restoring nearly $3 million in funding for Christian formation and youth ministry, which had been cut in draft versions of the budget.Deputies also elected 12 people as trustees of the Church Pension Fund:Diane B. PollardBarbara B. CreedGeorge L.W. WernerDiane M. Jardine BruceRosalie Simmonds BallentimeGordon FowlerVincent C. CurrieRyan K. KusumotoKathryn Weathersby McCormickDelbert C. GloverSleiman (Soloman) OwaydaCecil WrayThe deputies also heard from Marcia Hines, president of the Episcopal Church Women, who are meeting for their Triennial Meeting, and the Very Rev. George Werner, who served as president of the House of Deputies from 2000 to 2006.It also adopted other resolutions on a variety of topics:D042 — recommiting the church to protecting victims of human trafficking;A114 — a call for increased funding for world missions;A107 — designating the secretary of General Convention as the Convention’s official registrar;A026 — directs the church’s chief operating officer to develop an information technology strategic plan for the staff of the Episcopal Church CenterA035 — reaffirming the church’s commitment to interreligious engagement at all levels;B017 — calling on the church to support the Diocese of Jerusalem’s Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza with fundraising and advocacy after the United Nations Relief and Works Agency cut its financial aid, slashing the hospital’s budget nearly in half.— Melodie Woerman is a member of the Episcopal News Service team at General Convention. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Deputies say Presiding Bishop may retain diocesan seat Submit a Press Release July 8, 2012 at 7:30 am I think the editor who wrote the headline rather overstated the action of the House of Deputies. To say they called for the PB to retain his or her See is inaccurate. The action taken permits the PB-elect to decide whether to do so; it simply repeals the mandate of surrender – mistakenly in my opinion. It certainly did not constitute any sort of “call” that we return to the 19th Century practice of the PB continuing to be a diocesan. Ron Roberson says: center_img Submit a Job Listing 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tony Price says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls General Convention 2012, House of Deputies, Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI July 8, 2012 at 12:14 pm I’d like to hear our current and former PBs speak to the subject of allowing future PBs to remain diocesan Ordinaries. I suspect we may already be doing too much to encourage diocesans to be world travelers. To combine responsibility for a diocese with the far-flung ministries of the three most recent PBs makes little sense to me. If on the other hand we are to significantly shrink our national headquarters operations and turn the PB ministry back into a largely intramural prima (primus) inter pares ministry, then diocesan responsibilities might be appropriate, even essential to the episcopal nature of the office. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth & Young Adults The Rev. Eric Funston says: July 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm I’m wondering whether anyone will again raise the issue of changing our Primate’s title from PB to Archbishop? It seems to come up at GCs as often as does the selling and moving of the Church Center. This sort of Resolution would be the right venue to tag it onto. Frank Bergen says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME last_img read more

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Kenyan school students attack journalists, set fire to their car

first_img November 27, 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 continent April 6, 2020 Find out more After refusing to answer their questions, the school’s principal incited his students to attack them in order to drive them away, with the result that the students threw stones at the two journalists and their driver and then set fire to their car. All three had to be hospitalized for treatment to the injuries sustained in this attack. KenyaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence Kenyan journalist Boniface Magana after he was assaulted. Credit : NTV The attack took place when KTN Kenya News reporter Carolyne Bii and her cameraman, Boniface Magana, went to St. Stephen’s Girls Secondary School in the southeastern outskirts of Nairobi on 3 June to investigate reports that one of its students was missing. June 13, 2019 Find out more June 5, 2019 Kenyan school students attack journalists, set fire to their car The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa RSF_en News Kenyan journalists are often the victims of physical attacks in the course of their reporting. At a court in the city of Nakuru on 23 May, guards roughed up The Standard journalist Daniel Chege and seized his camera because they suspected he had photographed an escape attempt by detainees. Organisation center_img Follow the news on Kenya News KenyaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence News to go further Reports Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a physical attack on Kenyan TV journalists by school students at their principal’s request and reminds the Kenyan authorities of the need to make the younger generation aware of journalists’ rights. “This serious case of violence against journalists is all the more worrying for having taken place at a school,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “Teachers should make the younger generation aware of the news media’s importance for the democratic debate, not teach them to hate journalists. We call on the Kenyan authorities to begin exemplary proceedings in this case in order to send a clear message to all those who are inclined to attack media personnel.” Help by sharing this information Kenya is ranked 100th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Kenyan media group trolled by pro-ruling party activists Receive email alertslast_img read more

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Dual Credit students earn certificates, degrees from OC

first_img Previous articleFirefighter develops workforce housingNext articleTHE IDLE AMERICAN: A most unusual day admin Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Odessa CollegeNew Tech WebsiteFor four students at George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa, the transition from high school to college should be a little bit easier since they have earned a certificate or degree from Odessa College.Isaac Ontiveros, Michael Welch, Jasmine Lopez and Saray Navarrete were among those walking the stage for OC before their New Tech commencement May 12. New Tech’s graduation is scheduled for 2 p.m. May 25 at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.Several of them worked and were involved in extracurricular activities in addition to taking dual credit courses.Ontiveros is an 18-year-old senior who earned a certificate from OC in criminal justice. He plans to attend Texas Tech University and earn a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in criminal justice, since he already has credits for it.Ontiveros said his brother had gone through the program before and earned a certificate.“I was pursuing it (criminal justice) because I was going into the legal and political field, so I thought it was an interesting topic to take,” he said.He said taking courses at Odessa College and an internship with the Ector County District Attorney’s Office gave him a glimpse of the legal system.Working at Olive Garden in Odessa, Ontiveros said he often encourages parents to get their children to take dual credit classes and encourage them to attend OC for a degree.“It’s exciting to me (to graduate from high school and OC),” Ontiveros said. “There are only a handful of us that are getting it. It gives you a little bit of a different background going into college.”He added that he has loved New Tech since he started in his junior year. He went to Permian High School previously and still played trombone in the band.“I’ve seen a huge difference. New Tech prepares you in ways that other schools don’t, such as talking about college in general,” Ontiveros said.Lopez, who earned an associate degree in general studies from OC, said she thinks dual credit courses are an awesome opportunity. The 18-year-old was able to earn most of her credits during the four years she was at NTO so she said New Tech helped her and her peers a lot.“I agree it was a unique opportunity because it was something that I came up with my sophomore year,” 18-year-old Navarrete said. “I looked into it. I told my counselor, ‘Hey, this is what I to do.’ New Tech has really prepared me for the classes that I needed to take. They helped me get through it. They provided me with guidance to get through it successfully and graduate before getting my high school diploma. …”Navarrete said she plans to attend Texas Tech University and major in biochemistry, eventually going to medical school to become a surgeon.Welch, also 18, earned a certificate in criminal justice. He plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin to study international relations.“It was an amazing experience,” Welch said. “It really helped me figure out what I’m going to pursue during college.”Lopez is planning to major in biology and earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Following that, she plans to attend medical school, also heading into surgery.Graduating from New Tech, Navarrete said, feels like she’s closing the book on this chapter and she’ll have to put together everything she’s learned and take it wherever she decides to go.“For me, I had to take all my dual credit and my regular classes here at New Tech. It was like seven or eight classes. I had to take five extra classes at OC. Last semester, I was taking about 17 hours of OC credits, and then this semester, I’m taking 19. I had to that as well as my two jobs outside of school, so I had to learn how to manage everything,” Navarrete said.Keylah Cortinas and Artemio Caballero also earned their licensed vocational nurse certificates from OC.Welch and Caballero also received awards of excellence from Odessa College. Local News WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Dual Credit students earn certificates, degrees from OC Twitter By admin – May 20, 2018 Pinterest 050918_NtoAssociateGrads.jpg last_img read more

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Replacement Checks Issued for Unclaimed Foreclosure Settlement Payments

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Replacement Checks Issued for Unclaimed Foreclosure Settlement Payments February 18, 2015 1,601 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Federal Reserve Foreclosure Mortgage Servicers OCC 2015-02-18 Brian Honea Borrowers eligible for payment will soon be receiving replacement checks for the funds they were scheduled to receive under the Independent Foreclosure Review Payment Agreements, according to an announcement from the Federal Reserve Board and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) on Wednesday.The paying agent, Rust Consulting, is mailing the checks this week to borrowers who are eligible under the payment agreements and have not yet cashed or deposited their check, according to OCC. The newly mailed checks are intended to replace uncashed checks that have expired.The Independent Foreclosure Payment Agreements were originally reached in January 2013 between federal bank regulatory agencies and 13 mortgage servicers. As part of the agreements, the servicers agreed to provide cash payments totaling $3.6 billion to borrowers with a mortgage serviced by one of these servicers, their affiliates, or subsidiaries whose homes were in any state of foreclosure during 2009 and 2010, according to OCC.The 13 servicers are (listed alphabetically) Aurora, Bank of America, Citibank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase, MetLife Bank, Morgan Stanley, PNC, Sovereign, SunTrust, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo, OCC said in its announcement.Payments were mailed to nearly all of the 4.2 million eligible borrowers of these 13 servicers beginning in April 2013, with payments ranging from several hundred dollars to $125,000 plus lost equity, according to OCC. More than 3.4 million of those checks (totaling $3.1 billion dollars), or about 87 percent of the payment required of the servicers, had been cashed or deposited as of January 2015. The remaining outstanding checks (about 600,000) originally issued to borrowers of those 13 servicers have expired; the paying agent, Rust Consulting, has been directed to conduct additional services for updates addresses as part of an ongoing effort to reach the in-scope borrowers.This week’s mailing represents the third attempt to reach the borrowers who have not yet been found or not yet cashed their check. The checks will be void if not cashed or deposited within 30 days of the issue date. Those who have already cashed or deposited their check will not receive additional payment.The federal bank regulatory agencies reached similar foreclosure review payment agreements after January 2013 with two additional servicers, GMAC Mortgage and EverBank, according to the OCC’s announcement. Payments had been mailed to all of the in-scope borrowers under these agreements by the end of 2014; Rust Consulting is expected to mail replacement checks by May 2015 for checks that have not been cashed or deposited. About Author: Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Replacement Checks Issued for Unclaimed Foreclosure Settlement Payments Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save  Print This Post Previous: Freddie Mac to Announce Q4, Full Year 2014 Financial Results Thursday Next: Analyst Forecasts Low Homeownership Rates Among Job Fields With Most Growth Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Tagged with: Federal Reserve Foreclosure Mortgage Servicers OCC Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

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More setbacks for Derry to Belfast railway line

first_img Passengers using the Belfast to Derry railway line are to be taken by bus between Coleraine and Derry for up to two years because of concerns over safety.The disruption will affect a third of trains using the route.It’s also emerged that a complete refurbishment of the track between Derry and Coleraine has now been put back for at least five years because of the current financial crisis.The direct rail service between the two cities will be diminished during part or all of Derry’s year as UK City of Culture in 2013.East Derry MLA, John Dallat, said the former Minister for Regional Development, could of addressed the neglect of the Northwest, but he didn’t….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/dall1pm.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Twitter Twitter Previous articleMicheál Ó Muircheartaigh considering running for PresidencyNext article2,200 Donegal students recieve Leaving Cert results today News Highland PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebook More setbacks for Derry to Belfast railway line WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme center_img Google+ Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers By News Highland – August 17, 2011 Pinterest News Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

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Director, Program in Comparative Medicine and Veterinary Resources

first_imgDirector of the Program in Comparative Medicine and VeterinaryResourcesUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineThe University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) is seeking aDirector of its Program in Comparative Medicine and VeterinaryResources. The University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) is Maryland’spublic health, law, and human services university, dedicated toexcellence in education, research, clinical care and publicservice. The campus comprises of the schools of Dentistry, Law,Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Social Work, as well as a thrivingacademic health center, combining cutting-edge biomedical researchand exceptional patient care. The incumbent will oversee animalresearch and services at UMB schools and affiliates, including theUMSOM, and the Schools of Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy. TheUMSOM is one of the fastest growing, top-tier biomedical researchenterprises in the world, with 43 academic departments, centers,institutes, and programs, and a faculty of more than 3,000physicians, scientists, and allied health professionals. We have arobust collaboration with the schools of Dentistry, Nursing andPharmacy, that all have strong fundamental research programs.Primary responsibilities of the Director will include serving as apartner in and facilitator of the research enterprise across UMB;providing oversight of operations; ensuring that appropriatequality standards are maintained in clinical care, facilities,housing, personnel, and equipment in compliance with federal,state, and local regulations and policies; and playing an activerole in the development, oversight, and participation in animaluser training and outreach programs for the UMB campus. TheDirector will also be responsible for the development, oversight,and participation in animal user training and outreach programs forall the research programs in the aforementioned schools.Qualifications :We are looking for candidates with the following qualifications: Atleast five years of managerial experience in a leadership role in aresearch environment with budgetary responsibilities and a historyof major administrative contributions to their organization. Acollaborative leadership perspective and experience promoting thehighest quality and safety in veterinary programs are essential.Applicants must hold a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) orequivalent degree, be eligible for licensure in the State ofMaryland to serve as Attending Veterinarian, USDA accreditation,and board certification or eligibility for certification inLaboratory Animal Medicine.All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be treatedconfidentially. For immediate consideration, please apply with acover letter and updated CV to the following link: https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=200000YT&lang=en. For additional questions after application, please email Asaf Keller ,Ph.D.UMSOM/UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to sex, gender identify, sexual orientation, race,color religion, national origin, disability, protected veteranstatus, age or any other characteristic protected by law orpolicy.last_img read more

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News story: First meeting of the Financial Inclusion Policy Forum

first_img Simon Crine Money and Mental Health Policy Institute Martin Lewis Money Saving Expert Paula Vennells Post Office Ltd Name Organisation Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles Financial Inclusion Commission Vim Maru Lloyds Banking Group Huw Evans Association of British Insurers Sian Williams Toynbee Hall Chris Rhodes Nationwide Charles Butterworth Experian Industry leaders in finance, consumer groups, and the regulators will meet for the first time today for the Government’s Financial Inclusion Policy Forum.The Forum’s mission is to ensure that people, regardless of their background or income, have access to useful and affordable financial products and services.The forum will be co-chaired by John Glen, the Economic Secretary to the Treasury and Guy Opperman, Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion, and will meet bi-annually.The members of the forum are: Gillian Guy Citizens Advice Stephen Jones UK Finance Jane Vass AgeUK Rowena Young Just Finance Foundation Phil Andrew StepChange David Orr National Housing Federation Jayne-Anne Gadhia Virgin Money UK Charles Counsell The Money Advice Service Marlene Shiels Capital Credit Union Professor Sharon Collard University of Bristol Chris Woolard FCA Joanna Elson OBE Money Advice Trustlast_img read more

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Andy Mientus & Krysta Rodriguez Will Transfer to B’way in Spring Awakening

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2016 View Comments Star Files Related Shows Believe! Smash and Great White Way alums Andy Mientus and Krysta Rodriguez will reprise their performances in the Deaf West incarnation of Spring Awakening when it transfers to the Main Stem this fall. 20 young actors will also make their Broadway debuts in the production. Directed by Michael Arden, Mientus’ fiancé, and starring the previously reported Marlee Matlin, the revival will begin performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on September 8 and officially open on September 27. The limited engagement is currently set to end on January 9.Mientus will take on the role of Hanschen. He won a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for his performance in the recent Main Stem revival of Les Miserables; other stage credits include the first national tour of Spring Awakening. Additional screen credits include The Flash, Chasing Life and Anger Management. Rodriguez will play Ilse. As well as appearing in the original Broadway production of Spring Awakening, she has been seen on the Great White Way in First Date, The Addams Family (for which she won a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award), In the Heights, A Chorus Line and Good Vibrations. Along with Smash, her screen credits include Chasing Life, Inside Amy Schumer, Married, Gossip Girl, Wishin’ and Hopin’ and The Virginity Hit.Also reprising their roles from the Los Angeles production are Miles Barbee, Katie Boeck, Alex Boniello, Joshua Castille, Daniel Durant, Treshelle Edmond, Sandra Mae Frank, Kathryn Gallagher, Sean Grandillo, Amelia Hensley, Lauren Luiz, Austin McKenzie, Andy Mientus, Krysta Rodriguez, Daniel David Stewart, Ali Stroker, Alexandra Winter and Alex Wyse. They will additionally be joined by swings Robert Ariza, Lizzy Cuesta, Van Hughes and Ren. Further final casting will be announced shortly.A re-imagining of Frank Wedekind’s 1891 play with music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater, Spring Awakening depicts how young people navigate the thrilling, confusing and mysterious time of their sexual awakening. The story centers around a brilliant young student named Melchior, his troubled friend Moritz and Wendla, a beautiful young girl on the verge of womanhood. This production will feature choreography by Hedwig’s Spencer Liff and be performed both in American Sign Language and English.Spring Awakening opened on Broadway on December 10, 2006 and received eight Tony Awards including Best Musical. The Great White Way production ran for 859 performances before closing on January 18, 2009.The Brooks Atkinson currently plays host to It Shoulda Been You, which will close on August 9. Kathryn Gallagher Spring Awakening Andy Mientus Krysta Rodriguezlast_img read more

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Go Behind the Scenes of the Broadway-Bound Shuffle Along

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on July 24, 2016 View Comments Shuffle Along One of the most eagerly anticipated productions of the spring season is Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, starring six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald and more. The show, which bills itself as a revival, will be featured on CBS Sunday Morning on December 20 and in this sneak peek below, tap dancer-choreographer Savion Glover and director George C. Wolfe, discuss bringing the tuner to life. “The worst thing you can bring into the room is tension,” says Wolfe. “I love to create a room and to protect a room so that mess is capable, as without mess you can’t create something wonderful.” Shuffle Along is scheduled to begin previews on March 15 at the Music Box Theatre. Related Showslast_img read more

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