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first_imgC & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about C & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the C & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: C & I Leasing Plc (CILEAS.ng)  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileC & I Leasing Plc is a fleet management, outsourcing and marine services company in Nigeria with two subsidiaries in Ghana (Leaseafric) and the United Arab Emirates (EPIC International FZE). The company primary activity is offering extensions of structured operating and finance leases.  Subsidiaries of C&I Leasing Plc include C&I Petrotech Marine Limited, a leading player in the offshore marine vessel sector with a fleet of over 20 vessels which includes terminal tugs, patrol vessels, fast support intervention vessels and a platform support vessel; C&I Outsourcing, offering Human Resource solutions for companies in Nigeria which includes human resource outsourcing, recruitment, HR consultancy and personnel evaluation; and SDS Training Services, offering custom-designed modules for training and education programmes, personnel training, driver recruitment and training and a consultancy service for strategic partners. C&I Leasing offers a fleet management service to improve fleet efficiency and productivity. C&I Leasing Plc has the sole franchisee for Hertz-Rent-A-Car in Nigeria and has run the Hertz operation for over 20 years. The Hertz subsidiary division manages over a 1 000 vehicles and a team of professional chauffeurs and offers an airport transfer service and daily rental service. C&I Leasing’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria and has offices in Ghana and the United Arab Emirates. C & I Leasing Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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first_imgManufacturers: Rodeca Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Projects Photographs Austria Year:  Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeCaramel ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesViennaHousesAustriaPublished on July 27, 2011Cite: “Wohnzimmer House / Caramel Architekten” 27 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Products used in this ProjectPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building ElementsText description provided by the architects. A family with one child (and maybe more to come) dreams of moving from their apartment in the middle of the city to a house at the periphery with plenty of green. They envision children playing in the grass, the parents and their friends sitting amongst them, and all around nothing but green, trees, pure nature. The purchased property is a 500 sqm plot, a grassy meadow with trees. Four levels, three above ground and one below, are to yield a total of 300 sqm of living space. Save this picture!© Hertha HurnausIn order to retain the character of the original meadow, the ground-floor living and dining area are tied to the garden in a generous sweeping gesture. This gives the feeling of a 500-sqm living room composed of outdoor and indoor spaces. The tail end of the swoosh tapers to human scale forming smooth shallow depressions for sitting, curvilinear furniture, a pool and terrace with rounded corners. Save this picture!© Hertha HurnausThe sweeping gesture on the ground floor is made of semitransparent polycarbonate elements. The ephemeral character of the material is also employed in the façade of the top floor, giving it the appearance of an airy, hovering swoosh. Save this picture!© Hertha HurnausOn the rooftop, the patch of meadow removed from below is woven into the undulating green office landscape. Grassy green fields on several levels interspersed with ephemeral swooshes of space.Save this picture!© Hertha HurnausProject gallerySee allShow lessPrentice Women’s Hospital by Bertrand Goldberg Listed as Illinois’ Ten Most Endanger…ArticlesRoll it Experimental Housing / University of KarlsruheArticles Share “COPY” Save this picture!© Hertha Hurnaus+ 13 Share 2010 ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/153927/wohnzimmer-house-caramel-architekten Clipboard Houses Photographs:  Hertha Hurnaus Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Wohnzimmer House / Caramel ArchitektenSave this projectSaveWohnzimmer House / Caramel Architekten Wohnzimmer House / Caramel Architekten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/153927/wohnzimmer-house-caramel-architekten Clipboard “COPY” Architects: Caramel Architekten Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Vienna, Austrialast_img read more

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 19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 5 December 1999 | News ‘Inconspicuous consumption’ – charity shop research The report concludes that the expansion of charity shops as witnessed during the 1990s looks set to continue into the next century, albeit at somewhat reduced rates.The report indentified a number of key developments. “Modelling themselves on existing retailers, charities are restructuring their retail operations through branding, new images, and strategies of display and sale which are all taken directly from ‘conventional’ retailing. As a consequence, the link to the charity has frequently become opaque, and the visual difference between charity shops and other retailers hard to define.” However, professionalism was proceeding at a different pace throughout the sector. The report quotes another charity shop which “presents itself as a ‘professional’ shop, with window displays, promotions and so on, [but] its work culture is based around the more traditional, and informal, charity shop notions of ‘doing good’, ‘helping out’ and ‘mucking in’.”The report also looked at why people shopped in charity shops. Any notion of “doing good” was far from most people’s minds. They were after a bargain. In addition they were seldom aware of the particular charity that a shop was benefiting. “Tthis absence of charity is compounded by the way individual charity shoppers talk about specific charity shops – again characteristically vague: “The Cancer Shop”; “the something to do with animals shop”.” The report adds: “thrift and the celebration of the bargain are primary motivations within the second hand arena,” and that includes the charity shop.The report ends by asking some fundamental questions that arise from this analysis. “Just what will be the effect for charity shops of collapsing their visual distinctiveness from conventional retail spaces? In the longer term, will their lack of distinction/iveness count against them? Isn’t the charitable dimension, and its explicit visualisation, in a sense their critical difference?”The rest of the research looked at ‘retro’ retail, the trade of goods from previous eras which are currently fashionable but not yet considered ‘antique’ or vintage, such as the current trend for 70s styles. Research has just been completed on charity shops as part of the wider picture of exchanging second-hand goods.An Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded project has just been completed which looks at retailing and consumption in Britain in the 1990s. In particular it looks at charity shops, their function as retailing spaces and their changing geography; the motivations behind, and the practices of, charity shop consumption; and the potential for the further development of both ethical and sustainable forms of consumption through the second hand market.The research has been carried out by Nicky Gregson, Kate Brooks and Louise Crewe. They spent several months undertaking fieldwork in a range of towns and cities across England, investigating where such shops were, what the particular area was like, the appearance of the shop itself, and the stock and layout of each shops’ interiors. Their fieldwork included working as volunteers in two shops chosen as case studies. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

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first_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis HSBC bank introduces donation by cash machine  64 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis HSBC is encouraging its customers and those of sister company First Direct to donate to charity when they use a cash machine, or ATM. Customers can donate from £1 to £50 using the options provided, or they can choose to give a higher sum of their choosing, technically up to £999,999.The ability to make donations at consumer outlets such as supermarket checkouts and bank’s cash machines has long been touted as a valuable source of income for charities. HSBC’s introduction of this system follows a successful trial in Mexico, according to the Guardian, where customers have made around 710,000 donations a month.HSBC’s service has been launched with only one beneficiary charity, BBC Children in Need. The bank does plan to extend the number of charities that customers can choose to give to by the end of 2005. Advertisementcenter_img HSBC’s chief executive, Michael Geoghegan, said that “almost one in five people say they would donate more if they could through ATMs” according to HSBC research.The giving system is straightforward: the option of “charity donation” is first on the list on-screen in the top left hand position. Customers are given a number of prompted levels of giving, right down to a minimum of £1. At each stage the customer gets to confirm that they do wish to go ahead with the donation.However, the system has a number of gaps which need addressing.First, there is no mention on screen of the beneficiary charity’s registration number, a legal requirement whenever a request is made for a financial donation. Nor does the number appear on the printed receipt that is generated.Secondly, the bank does not ask the customer to give by Gift Aid, thereby losing out on valuable additional income for the charity. Worse, the printed receipt does not include text encouraging customers to contact BBC Children in Need and make a Gift Aid declaration.Thirdly, the printed receipt does not include any information about the charity – no web link, telephone number or details of further ways of showing support.The innovation has great potential, but needs overhauling if it is to benefit charities effectively. Howard Lake | 6 November 2005 | 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.last_img read more

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first_imgNews UpdatesHow Politicians & Celebrities Distribute COVID Drugs When State Faces Shortage?Bombay High Court Asks Sharmeen Hakim12 May 2021 9:25 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court asked the State to respond to an interim application demonstrating how investigational drugs like Remdesivir and Tocilizubam are being procured and distributed by politicians and celebrities while the State continues to complain about a shortage in official supply. The bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni was hearing a PIL on Covid-19 management when Advocate Rajesh Inamdar pointed out how patients approached Bollywood celebrities and politicians through Twitter, when they failed to get Remdesivir through lawful official channels. He has annexed several tweets from Bollywood Actor Sonu Sood and NCP’s Zeeshan Siddiqui, distributing Remdesivir vials within hours of such pleas, with a rider there are several other instances. “Why don’t you (State) appoint nodal officers for film stars & politicians? They can have their share of blessings from God, and we will not stand in their way. But help should reach all and not just a select few,” the CJ observed. “As the Advocate has said, this is just the ‘tip of the iceberg,’ we don’t know what lies under the water. We are here to do justice in accordance with law, not justice that is not in accordance with law,” he added. Justice Kulkarni then asked if this would amount to black marketing. “Whether this would amount to hoarding, illegal stocking and illegal distribution?”The bench then asked the State to respond to these allegations. Inamdar pointed out that hospitals even in Mumbai have boards saying they have no stock of Remdesivir/Tocilizubam for treating covid-19 patients, and doctors continue to pressurise relatives to procure the drug from outside. “There is a group of people, politicians etc who are distributing Remdesivir to patients arbitrarily. How are they procuring it?”The bench then asked the State why their orders are not followed, and patients are asked to procure Remdesivir independently.In his application, Inamdar states, that within few hours of tweeting, the vials reach people, “It is submitted that people’s representatives and celebrities should ensure that people don’t have to come to them and ensure that the provision essential medicine’s is assured in the public health facilities provided by the State, it is expected of them to in fact aid and guide such persons to procure the medicines from proper channels and mechanism as set by the State and assist the State in fulfilling its obligations and not make people dependent on them for any gains be it political or personal.”The petition has been drawn by Advocates Shashwat Anand and Saif Alam and filed by Adv Pankaj Khandari. Tags#Bombay High Court Chief Justice Dipankar Dutta Justice GS Kulkarni COVID -19 Remdesivir Next Storylast_img read more

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first_img 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The BBA officers for the year 2019 will be installed and the new board members will be announced. Each year, the BBA honors the teachers of the year.“We look forward to introducing them to our business organization and are eager to learn more about them and their commitment to education,” Boyd said.The guest speaker for the 2019 BBA Banquet will be Wiley Lott, director of external affairs and economic development at Southeast Alabama Gas District.    The Brundidge Business Association’s Annual Banquet will be at 6 p.m. January 17 at Collier’s on Main. Tickets are $15 and are available from any BBA member. All BBA members, community members and those with an interest in the future of Brundidge are encouraged to attend.Isabell Boyd, BBA board member, said the banquet will recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to the city’s business organization and the community.“The BBA will also recognize the teachers of the year at Pike County Elementary School and Pike County High School,” Boyd said. “We have two outstanding schools here in Brundidge. We are extremely proud of the faculties and staffs and, of course our students.” Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “Wiley Lott is one of us,” Boyd said. “He is responsible for Brundidge getting the Walmart Distribution Center, which is a big part of our business community. He is working with us to bring more business to Brundidge. We appreciate his leadership and his commitment to his hometown.”BBA President Kathy Sauer will report on the state of the city and what residents might expect in the way of growth in the New Year. You Might Like Council approves interim financing for Kimber In light of the government shutdown, the Troy City Council is securing interim financing to ensure Kimber has the money… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 10:39 pm Thursday, December 27, 2018 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration BBA Banquet set for January 17; tickets on sale now Latest Stories Skip By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

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first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — The onetime doctor of former President George H.W. Bush was likely “targeted” when he was shot to death by a mystery gunman in Houston, police said on Thursday.Cardiologist Mark Hausknecht, 65, was killed on Friday in a residential neighborhood as he rode his bicycle.“There is a high probability the doctor was targeted,” Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said in a statement posted Thursday on the department’s Twitter account. “No other information is available, as additional details are part of the ongoing investigation.”The latest twist in the shocking case came just days after police released images from the moment right before Hausknecht was gunned down as he rode his bicycle in Houston.The still images showed Hausknecht riding his bicycle as he crossed the busy intersection of Main Street and West Holcombe Boulevard in Southgate. The photos also showed the gunman behind the doctor just before the shooting.The suspect was riding a bike when he rode past the doctor and, “turned and fired two shots,” police said at a news conference Friday.Another still image showed the suspect, wearing a ball cap, headed west on Southgate Boulevard toward Travis Street.Houston police also released a composite sketch of the suspect on Saturday.Police said they are searching for a man who is about 30 years old and who was wearing a dark jacket when he fled the scene.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_imgFedorovekb/iStockBy ELLA TORRES, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Police brutality and use of force have long been issues in the United States.In the aftermath of Eric Garner and Michael Brown’s deaths at the hands of police officers six years ago, reforming law enforcement became a rallying cry.The horror of seeing Garner say, “I can’t breathe” and the unarmed Brown being gunned down galvanized activists who called for reform.Yet as the years went on, more deaths followed — Tamir Rice, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Stephon Clark and Breonna Taylor.Most recently, George Floyd’s shocking death, calling “I can’t breathe,” just like Garner, as a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly 9 minutes, sparked international outrage and renewed calls for wide-ranging reform, including the controversial concept of defunding the police.The message, in its simplest form, boils down to diverting funds away from police budgets and investing them into community resources, according to Alex Vitale, a professor of sociology and the coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College and the author of “The End of Policing.”Vitale told ABC News that defunding the police has so much traction this time around after it became clear that reforms were not working.“It’s becoming increasingly difficult to say with a straight face that there’s nothing wrong with policing and that we just need to restore people’s confidence in police,” Vitale said. “No one on the streets, no one in these communities is really buying that anymore.”Former law enforcement officers have said that reforms have worked and taking funds away from police would hamper on community efforts already in place.Yet as calls to defund the police have grown, ABC News looked at what reforms were in place after 2014, how effective — or ineffective — they proved to be and where both politicians and activists stand now.What reforms were in place after Garner and Brown’s deaths?Body cameras and implicit bias training were two reforms that were widely discussed in the wake of Garner and Brown’s deaths, according to Vitale.Garner, 43, who had been accused of selling untaxed cigarettes, died after he was placed in a chokehold on July 17, 2014 by undercover officer Daniel Pantaleo, who is white. Garner could be seen on bystander video crying “I can’t breathe” while still in the chokehold, which had been banned by the New York Police Department, before his body went limp. Garner was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Pantaleo was fired in 2019, more than five years later, but did not face either state or federal charges in the case.Brown, 18, was shot to death by then-Ferguson police officer Darren White in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, 2014. Wilson, who is white, was investigating a complaint of shoplifting at a convenience store and claimed Brown matched the description of one of the suspects when he saw the teenager walking down a street. Wilson said Brown charged at him at one point and Brown, who was unarmed, was shot six times.Vitale said many believed the “procedural reforms” of body cameras and implicit bias training were solutions to issues within police departments, according to Vitale.“The mayors and police chiefs and a lot of community leaders and the president [Barack Obama] were like, ‘No, no. We can fix this. We can fix this with procedural reforms,’” he said.One ABC News story from 2014 highlights the expectations many had over body cameras, saying that they had won praise from civil rights activists and police union officials to help better document police interactions. And the White House believed that they would help improve community-police relations.By 2016, 47% of the 15,328 general-purpose law enforcement agencies in the United States had acquired body-worn cameras, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.Yet some research has offered disappointing results.In a study of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington D.C., one of the largest in the country, researchers found body cameras did not have a “statistically significant effect” on police officers’ behaviors.The study, published in 2017, was conducted over seven months with a little more than 1,000 police officers who were randomly assigned cameras and another thousand who were not.“As such, our experiment suggests that we should recalibrate our expectations of BWCs (body-worn cameras). Law enforcement agencies (particularly in contexts similar to Washington, DC) that are considering adopting BWCs should not expect dramatic reductions in use of force or complaints, or other large-scale shifts in police behavior, solely from the deployment of this technology,” according to a conclusion of the study, which was published in 2017.A 2018 paper from the National Institutes of Justice said that while the cameras may offer benefits to law enforcement, more study was needed. And a 2019 review of 70 studies found that “BWCs have not had statistically significant or consistent effects on most measures of officer and citizen behavior or citizens’ views of police.”Minneapolis police say there is body camera footage of the Floyd incident (two of the officers around Chauvin can be seen wearing cameras), but it is not clear what it shows. It is also not clear if the other two officers, including Chauvin, were wearing cameras.Implicit bias training was touted in President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which was published in 2015, and grew after Garner and Brown’s death, according to Vitale.While many departments have adopted some form of implicit bias training, a 2016 study found that “there are as yet no known, straightforward, effective intervention programs” and that there were “several interventions” aiming to reduce biases that “warrant further investigation in the policing context.”Research shows that as of 2019, black people still faced a disproportionate risk when dealing with police.Black men are about 2.5 times more likely to be killed by police over their life course than white men, according to an article published in August 2019 in the peer-reviewed Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, which reviewed data from 2013 to 2018.Other research shows that black people are 1.3 times more likely to be killed by police while unarmed than white people, according to the database Mapping Police Violence, which reviewed killings from 2013 to 2019.De-escalation training has also been touted as a reform effort, especially in recent years. The training focuses on slowing down actions before they escalate into a situation where an officer feels force is necessary, according to a 2018 report from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.Law enforcement experts agreed that training that includes more emphasis on de-escalation is positive in terms of reform, according to the report. However, no studies have conclusively shown that de-escalation training lowers the likelihood of an officer’s use of force, but some suggest it can help, the report stated.At the time that report was released, 34 states still did not require that training. In states that do require it, the required house of training can range from no minimum requirement to three hours every three years up to four hours every year.Even if encounters with police do not end in death, an ABC News analysis showed that in 800 jurisdictions, black people were arrested at a rate five times higher than white people in 2018, after accounting for the demographics of the cities and counties those police departments serve. In 250 jurisdictions, black people were 10 times more likely to be arrested than their white counterparts.Robert Boyce, a retired NYPD chief of detectives and ABC News contributor, said there have been reforms that have brought about positive change, such as raising the age of criminal responsibility to 18 years old, which was done in 2018. New York had been one of only two states that automatically prosecuted 16- and 17-year-olds as adults, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.But he objected to the proposal of defunding the police.“Defunding the police is a false narrative. It’s a problem because it doesn’t make any sense,” Boyce said. “Policy should be cut by analysis and common sense.”When asked if he thought diverting some of NYPD’s nearly $6 billion budget to community resources was a realistic ask, Boyce said the New York police department already has a community affairs bureau.He said that bureau, which connects officers with faith-based and community leaders, was crucial in certain cases.“I needed that branch to say, ‘Hey, we care about you. We’re here to help,’” Boyce said. “These are integral parts of police departments that you have to have, so it’s existing now.”Community policing, with its emphasis on establishing contacts between officers and the community to foster good will and share in the duties of public safety, has been a reform concept for decades, but as of 2016, while 87.4% of large departments had dedicated personnel, only 28.5% of small departments had.Yet after Floyd’s death on May 25, the conversation drastically turned more to defunding the police.Vitale said the momentum for defunding the police arose, in part, because “everyone who had been doing work in the community around the issue of policing has moved way beyond body camera and implicit bias training. They came out and said, ‘No. We need to defund police and put that money into communities.’”According to the Urban Institute, a think tank, spending on police has increased from $42 billion in 1977 to $115 billion in 2017 (in inflation adjusted dollars). This is despite crime tailing off since the 1990s.What are politicians doing now? What are activists calling for?It’s a mixed bag. In some cases, the traditional calls for reform have been rehashed.Presumptive Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden has said he doesn’t support defunding the police. On Wednesday night at a virtual NAACP town hall on systemic racism, Biden said instead for police departments to get funds “you’d have to meet certain basic minimums.”He gave the example of eliminating chokeholds. However, even prohibiting chokeholds does not mean they will not be used — as the death of Garner proved.Congressional Democrats also unveiled a police misconduct reform bill. However House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed the idea of defunding and said Democrats “want to work with our police departments.”House Democrats have introduced a series of sweeping reform proposals including the George Floyd Law Enforcement Trust and Integrity Act, which includes national policing standards, required use of force data reporting, data on police stops and require the Department of Justice to create a task for overseeing the investigation and prosecution of misconduct. Other measures take on the issue of qualified immunity, which shields cops from scrutiny and outlaws chokeholds.A Republican Senate proposal would make lynching a federal crime, give departments incentive to report serious use of force and increase funding for body cameras, among other things.Other politicians have appeared to be more open to the idea of divesting funds from police and putting them into community resources. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced four efforts at police reform, including shifting funds from the NYPD to youth and social services. De Blasio did not specify an amount.Several other cities and jurisdictions have announced action including Seattle calling for an independent prosecutor for police offenses and Sacramento and New Jersey prohibiting chokeholds.In Minneapolis, nine out of 13 city council members pledged they would disband the police department.City Council President Lisa Bender said they were committed to “end our city’s toxic relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department, to end policing as know it and to recreate systems of public safety that actually keep us safe.” Details for how this will be done have not yet been revealed.Molly Glasgow, who works with MPD 150, an organization working towards a police-free Minneapolis, told ABC News that the calls to defund the police are because “we see that there is this cycle of brutality, or a murder, happening and then protests happen and people calling for changes and then there’s police reform, but then things are stagnant and slide back.”“It’s this cycle we’ve seen played out again and again,” she said.Glasgow added that when people initially hear the phrase “defund the police,” they may think that it’s more about doing away with the police than taking away from the police to add to other resources.“When we talk about abolition, it means dismantling the PD, yes, but it also means investing in and prioritizing community-based initiatives and strategies and programs,” Glasgow said.Vitale said he isn’t sure if the movement of defunding the police will bring about sustained change.However, he believes that more people now understand “this is about dialing back police power, getting police off our necks and putting in place real solutions to our problems to lift up individuals and lift up communities.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. 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first_imgNow celebrating its 25th anniversary, IRO is one of the UK’s longeststanding management development programmes. Running eight times a year, with upto 12 participants, it has contributed to the development of more than 2,000managers. “IRO is not a tutor-led programme where people are told how to go outand build effective relationships,” said Andy Smith, Roffey Park’sprogramme director for IRO. “It’s a highly reflective andpersonally-focused programme. It provides participants with the in-depthfeedback they need to increase awareness and choices about how they can buildbetter relationships at work. “Participants find out how others perceive them and what it is aboutthem that creates such perceptions.” Paradoxically, IRO combines continuity and change – continuity because itretains its 25-year-old design, originally influenced by Gestalt, TransactionalAnalysis and T-Groups approaches. Continuity too because the development ofinterpersonal skills remains critical to business success. But also changebecause of the type of people who now attend and the issues they now bring. “One tends to think of management development trends as fast moving.Yet here you have a 25-year-old programme which is still highly relevantbecause it has tracked the changing world of work,” Smith said. “Organisations are far more multicultural, multinational and complexnow. There’s much greater emphasis on influencing without authority,organisational politics and cross cultural working.” In IRO’s early years, the participants were typically white, English,middle-class male managers drawn from a group of well-established companies.Many of them were “sent” on the programme as a remedial step to bringtheir lacking interpersonal skills up to scratch. Today most participants are still middle and senior managers. However themajority now nominate themselves to attend as they believe that improving theway they build relationships will be key to further success and progress. Thegroups are much more diverse, with more women, nationalities, cultures andtypes of business represented. “IRO is not a superficial programme, its approach does not suiteveryone. That’s why we take pains to explain to people its specialnature,” said Smith. “For those who attend, it provides a profound learning experience. Weknow that it has enabled many managers to change their behaviour and achievegreater success. It has made a huge contribution to the world of managementdevelopment.” Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Standing the test of timeOn 1 Oct 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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first_imgRhyolitic volcanism along the proto-Pacific margin of Gondwana occurred at intervals throughout the Jurassic. Silicic melt generation has been interpreted as a result of interaction between mantle plumes and subduction modified lower crust. The rhyolitic Mount Poster Formation of the southern Antarctic Peninsula is c. 184 Ma in age (VI), whereas silicic volcanism of the northern Antarctic Peninsula is c. 168 Ma (V2). A thin, (13.5 cm) reworked air fall tuff, interbedded with sandstone and mudstone of the Latady Formation in the southern Antarctic Peninsula has a REE pattern similar to V2 volcanic material but is isotopically similar to the extracaldera, low-Ti rhyolites of the VI Mount Poster Formation. The tuff is interbedded with lithofacies that have been assigned a Callovian age (164-159 Ma) in the west of the area. Simple mixing between a MASH source and reworked Early Jurassic (184 Ma) V I volcanic material during V2 volcanism in the area explains the apparent discrepancy between the faunal age and the isotopic characteristics of the ash fall. This supports a Middle Jurassic (168 Ma) age that also corresponds to a 167 3 Ma age from Mt Rex on the periphery of the Mount Poster Formation, which was previously thought to be anomalous.last_img read more

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