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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York [Episcopal News Service] El Departamento de Estado, pese a la decisión del gobierno de Trump de reducir drásticamente el número de refugiados autorizados a reasentarse en Estados Unidos, ha renovado los contratos con las nueve agencias que durante mucho tiempo han coordinado el reasentamiento de refugiados, entre ellas el Ministerio Episcopal de Migración, o EMM [por su sigla en inglés].La decisión, que se les comunicó a las agencias el 30 de noviembre, les permite continuar sus actividades de reasentamiento durante otro año, aunque a una capacidad mucho menor que durante el gobierno de Obama.“Nos congratulamos de seguir reasentando refugiados en el próximo años”, dijo el 3 de diciembre el Rdo. Charles Robertson, canónigo del Obispo Primado para el Ministerio Fuera de la Iglesia Episcopal en un comunicado de prensa en que anunciaba la decisión del Departamento de Estado. “Aún encaramos el reto de la transición a un programa de reasentamiento mucho más pequeño. Esto sucede en un momento en el que hay más de 25,4 millones de refugiados, más de la mitad de los cuales son niños. Con apoyo de todos, seguiremos recibiendo refugiados en un lugar de seguridad y acogida”.La refugiada siria Baraa Haj Khalaf, a la izquierda, besa a su padre, Khaled, mientras su madre, Fattoum, llora luego de llegar al Aeropuerto Internacional O’Hare, en Chicago, Illinois, en febrero de 2017. Foto de Reuters.Robertson también invitó a los episcopales a apoyar económicamente este ministerio haciendo una donación en episcopalmigrationministries.org/give o enviando un texto a “EMM” para 41444.El Departamento de Estado anunció el 17 de septiembre que, para el año fiscal que comenzó el 1 de octubre, reduciría el límite a 30.000 refugiados, de 85.000 que era hace sólo dos años. Y que 30.000 era el tope. El número real de refugiados a ser recibidos en Estados Unidos podría ser mucho más bajo.El EMM ha reasentado más de 90.000 refugiados desde los años 80, brindando una amplia gama de servicios a estas familias a su llegada a Estados Unidos, entre ellos clases de inglés y de orientación cultural, servicios de empleo, matrícula escolar y ayuda inicial con vivienda y transporte.“Reasentamos refugiados para reunir familias, para salvar vidas de personas con graves afecciones de salud y para proteger a los que huyen de la persecución religiosa, entre otras necesidades de protección. Como Iglesia, seguimos abogando por un mayor número de admisiones de refugiados y porque EE.UU. restaure su liderazgo global en la protección y el reasentamiento de refugiados”, dijo Lacy Broemel, asesora de refugiados e inmigración de la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales de la Iglesia Episcopal con sede en Washington, D.C.Para los líderes de la Iglesia, el anuncio de última hora del Departamento de Estado de sus renovaciones de contratos —a sólo un mes antes de que caducara el contrato actual— fue un acontecimiento positivo a corto plazo luego de un período de tensa incertidumbre, pero las renovaciones no mitigan las preocupaciones a largo plazo sobre el futuro del programa de reasentamiento del gobierno.“Seguimos profundamente preocupados de que la Administración continúe desmantelando el Programa Estadounidense de Admisión de Refugiados —un programa que ha estado en vigor durante décadas apoyo bipartidario , y amplio respaldo público”, dijo Broemel en un email. “Al reducir de manera tan drástica el número de refugiados que serán admitidos en EE.UU. cada año, las agencias de reasentamiento no podrán atender a muchas personas vulnerables, y muchas comunidades de todo el país ya no podrán llevar a cabo la labor vivificadora del ministerio de reasentamiento de refugiados”.El EMM en un tiempo supervisaba a 31 filiales de reasentamiento en 26 diócesis, pero ese número se ha reducido este año a 14 filiales en 12 diócesis. La extensión de la labor de reasentamiento del EMM durante el año próximo no resulta clara de momento ahora que le acaban de renovar su contrato para el año civil.La iglesia episcopal de La Trinidad de Los Ángeles posa con carteles que muestran su apoyo a inmigrantes y refugiados. Los carteles dicen “Apoye a los Refugiados”[con el hashtag] “#GreaterAs1”. Foto de la iglesia episcopal de La Trinidad vía Facebook.La agencia ha recibido un firme respaldo de toda la Iglesia. El Consejo Ejecutivo aprobó una resolución en octubre en la cual encomiaba al EMM, “cuyo dedicado personal, durante una temporada de fluctuación e incertidumbre, ha trabajado incansable y abnegadamente para apoyar a los refugiados en muchas partes del mundo que buscan reasentarse en Estados Unidos”.El obispo primado Michael Curry emitió un comunicado en septiembre en que daba a conocer su decepción luego de que el gobierno anunciara los nuevos límites a los reasentamientos.“Nuestros corazones y nuestras oraciones están con los miles de refugiados que, debido a esta decisión, no podrán encontrar una nueva vida en Estados Unidos”, dijo Curry. “Esta decisión del gobierno no refleja la asistencia y la compasión de los estadounidenses que a diario acogen a refugiados en sus comunidades. Nuestra fe nos llama a amar a Dios y a amar a nuestro prójimo, de manera que estamos prestos a ayudar a todos los que podamos de cualquier manera que podamos”.– David Paulsen es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Pueden dirigirse a él en [email protected] Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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 Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Al Ministerio Episcopal de Migración y a otras 8 agencias les otorgaron nuevos contratos para reasentar refugiados Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Refugees Migration & Resettlement Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID
Agenda 7:30am Kick Off8:00am Opening Session9:00am Session A Workshops10:15am Session B Workshops11:15am Awards Luncheon12:30pm Networking Break12:45pm Session C Workshops Workshop SessionsSession A – 9:00am to 10:00amWhat’s the 3-1-1? Did you know that 311 is Orange County Government’s main non-emergency information line? Attend this workshop to learn all about what 311 has to offer.Animal Services and You: Making a Difference Animal Services depends on the citizens of Orange County to serve as rescue partners, pet adoption and assistance with reducing pet overpopulation. Come join us at this workshop to learn more about what citizens can do to ensure that our pets are thriving in safe environments throughout the County.The Dirt on Community GardeningAre you interested in growing your own fruits and vegetables? Converting vacant parcels into community gardens can provide numerous benefits to the community. Community gardening increases the availability of fresh and locally grown food, reconnects people to the environment, and facilitates the formation of social connections between neighbors. This workshop will provide useful information on the steps necessary to begin a community garden in your neighborhood, tips on best gardening practices, and the resources available to assist you along the way.Engaging Volunteers in Your CommunityEngaging your neighbors is important to building and maintaining a sustainable association and neighborhood. In this workshop, you will learn strategies, tips, and techniques for attracting, engaging and acknowledging neighborhood volunteers, including how to effectively deal with difficult ones. Find out what inspires neighbors to become and stay involved in your neighborhood. Learn how to help them align with a volunteer role that brings them meaning and feeds their passion.The Orange County Experience Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs encourages citizens to engage their local county government through The Orange County Experience, an interactive series designed specifically for local citizens. The 12-week series of classes kicks off in the fall and provides citizens and community leaders the opportunity to learn more about Orange County and the vital services that the County provides – from technology and infrastructure to neighborhoods and health and family services. Come learn all about the experience and how you can benefit from it.Session B – 10:15am to 11:15am The Orange County Experience (Repeat Session)County Mayor Teresa Jacobs encourages citizens to engage their local county government through The Orange County Experience, an interactive series designed specifically for local citizens. The 12-week series of classes kicks off in the fall and provides citizens and community leaders the opportunity to learn more about Orange County and the vital services that the County provides – from technology and infrastructure to neighborhoods and health and family services. Come learn all about the experience and how you can benefit from it. Orange County Emergency Management When natural or man-made disasters threaten, do you know proper procedures to stay safe? Can you protect your home, neighborhood, congregation, or business? How do you know when to hunker down or run for the hills? This workshop will provide the basic guidelines and procedures necessary to help you prepare and respond to disasters quickly and safely.Engaging Volunteers in Your Community (Repeat Session) Engaging your neighbors is important to building and maintaining a sustainable association and neighborhood. In this workshop, you will learn strategies, tips, and techniques for attracting, engaging and acknowledging neighborhood volunteers, including how to effectively deal with difficult ones. Find out what inspires neighbors to become and stay involved in your neighborhood. Learn how to help them align with a volunteer role that brings them meaning and feeds their passion. Orange County Programs for Seniors This workshop is specifically designed to help seniors learn about the resources which are available to them and who to call for what they’re in need of. Solid Waste from A to ZAre you excited about the new Automated Collection System? Come learn all there is to know about Solid Waste and have an opportunity for questions and answers. Session C – 12:45am to 1:45pmAsk a Lawyer Are you a board member of a Homeowners’ or Condominium Association and have questions about your legal documents, processes or practices? Are you a resident in a subdivision with an association, but not getting your questions answered? Do you have a burning desire to ask a just a few short legal questions about your community, but can’t afford a lawyer? If so, this workshop is for you.The Ins and Outs of Code EnforcementEver wonder who you can call when you notice issues in your community, or have you ever felt some things are just not fair? Let’s all get educated about Code Enforcement! Take the opportunity to learn about code violations. Participants will be given the chance to get the answers to questions they’ve always wanted to ask and become more informed about ways to improve their neighborhoods.Combating Neighborhood CrimeCome and join us to learn innovative methods created for residents to work with local law enforcement to detect and prevent crimes in your neighborhood. Get information on how to start a Neighborhood Watch Group for your street, community, apartment complex, or condominium community.Show Me the Money! Neighborhood Grant Opportunities Can your neighborhood’s entranceway use a facelift? Orange County Neighborhood Pride Grants provide direct funding to support and assist citizens and organizations in improving the physical and social quality of neighborhoods. Funding is available in the form of grants to help organizations revitalize and preserve their neighborhoods.Social Media 101Are you having a hard time engaging the residents of your neighborhood? If the thought of social media to communicate with the residents of your neighborhood sounds scary, we are here to help! This workshop will show you the common social media platforms to effectively contact your neighbors. Facebook, Nextdoor, Twitter, and Constant Contact/MailChimp are your friends and are here to help you reach out and touch someone.Register Now! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Fun and informative workshops with exciting door prizesCommunity Champions & Community Organization AwardsExhibitors with all types of programs and servicesThe Community Conference is a great opportunity to come together as neighborhood and community leaders to share ideas, enhance our communities, and celebrate Orange County’s neighborhoods.Only credit card payments accepted online. 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The Charity Commission’s Chief Executive, Andrew Hind said: “It’s incomprehensible that some people want to take from survivors of a disaster left with absolutely nothing. I’d urge the generous public to take their clothes to a genuine charity shop and to make their cash donations to an established appeal fund such as the Disasters Emergency Committee.“Help the victims – don’t let bogus collectors help themselves.” Howard Lake | 6 January 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity Commission warns of bogus collections for tsunami victims 25 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Trading The Charity Commission is warning that misleading leaflets claiming to collect for the Tsunami earthquake victims are being distributed by clothing collectors asking for clothing and cash.According to the Commission, areas so far targeted include London, Lincolnshire, East Anglia, Leicestershire and Essex but previous similar scams show that other areas tend to follow.The Commission is therefore advising people to be extremely cautious about donating to such misleading appeals. Many of these collections are not registered charities, although they often give fictitious or limited company numbers, says the Commission, so there is no guarantee at all that donations will reach victims of the earthquake. Advertisement 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.
Schools may be closed for the rest of the academic year according to the state superintendent.“Due to the current safety concerns and needs for ongoing social distancing it currently appears that our students will not be able to return toschool campuses before the end of the school year,” said Tony Thurmond. “This is in no way to suggest that school is over for the year, but ratherwe should put all efforts into strengthening our delivery of education through distance learning.”Schools in the Pasadena Unified School District have been closed since March 16. There is no mention of the letter on the PUSD website.The district has been offering local students and their families free meals since the schools closed. Some students get their only meal of the dayat school.“We acknowledge that students only being able to be served through distance learning creates hardships for some students, families, and educators,”the letter states. However, we are urging a safety first approach out of an abundance of caution.”Earlier this month four employees were tested for the virus. The results of those tests have not been made public.Students are scheduled to return in early May.“We urge that all school districts in California move towards and/or continue to strengthen their distance learning programs and opportunities forstudents,” said Thurmond. “We believe this sustains the safety of our students and families, provides consistency across schools in the state, andprovides our districts and educators with clarity and the ability to plan for delivering education for the rest of this school year through adistance learning model.” Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website TOP STORY State Superintendent Says Schools May be Closed for Remainder of Academic Year Calls for districts to strengthen distance learning By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 5:23 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Things A Man Will Do Only If He Really Loves YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Top of the News Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Community News 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it
About Author: Mike Albanese Print This Post Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Will Forbearance Volumes Continue to Flatten? Share Save May 29, 2020 1,132 Views The Week Ahead: Will Forbearance Volumes Continue to Flatten? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. 2020-05-29 Mike Albanese Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead:Construction spending (June 1)Unemployment Rate (June 5)U.S. Banking Committee Hearing on CARES Act (June 2) Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Will Housing Lead Post-Pandemic Recovery? Next: Iowa Gov.: Foreclosure Moratoriums Will Not be Extended Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Black Knight will release the latest numbers surrounding forbearance on Friday. Volumes of forbearance plans have flattened, according to the latest data from Black Knight. As of May 26, 4.76 million homeowners are in forbearance plans, with a net increase of just 7,000 new forbearance plans since last week.At these levels, mortgage servicers need to advance a combined $3.6 billion a month to holders of government-backed mortgage securities on COVID-19-related forbearances. That’s on top of the $1.5 billion in T&I payments they must make on behalf of borrowers.P&I advance payments have been capped at four months for servicers of GSE-backed mortgages. Given today’s number of loans in forbearance, servicers of GSE-backed loans still face up to $8.8 billion in advances over that four-month period.According to a survey from LendingTree, most homeowners who have been approved for a mortgage forbearance may not need one. Of the 25% of homeowners surveyed that applied, 80% were approved for a forbearance. However, while the majority of people who applied were approved, only 5% said they wouldn’t have been able to pay their mortgage without forbearance. Another 72% of those who received forbearance reported feeling at least a little guilty about it.The nationwide delinquency rate hit its highest single-month increase in history in April, according to the First Look at April mortgage performance data from Black Knight. According to Black Knight, some 3.6 million homeowners were past due on their mortgages as of the end of April (including the roughly 211,000 who were in active foreclosure)—the highest number since January 2015.This is an increase of 1.6 million since March, the largest single-month jump on record. This number includes homeowners past due on mortgage payments who are not in forbearance, as well as those currently enrolled in forbearance plans and who did not make an April mortgage payment.The national delinquency rate nearly doubled to 6.45% from March, the largest single-month increase ever recorded, and nearly three times the previous record for a single month from back in late 2008. Delinquency increases in Nevada (+5.2%), New Jersey (+5.1%), and New York (+4.9%) led the states, while Miami (+7.2%), Las Vegas (+6.2%), and New York City (+5.4%) topped the 100 largest metro areas. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago
LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ Previous articleConfederation CEO admits Donegal tourism comments were ill informedNext articleSinn Fein warns of real risk that Council budget will not be passed News Highland Twitter Pinterest Newsx Adverts Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Facebook Google+ By News Highland – January 6, 2012 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Deputy Pringle slams new government Health Insurance Levy There has been an angry reaction in Donegal to the government’s recent announcement of a 40% increase in the Health Insurance Levy.Deputy Thomas Pringle says this will mean extra costs for customers with private health insurance despite the government saying that the companies should not pass it on.Deputy Pringle says the 1.9 billion euro the public spend on private health insurance premiums annually may be better invested directly in the health services and not in the profits of private health insurers.He says that as it stands, we are continuing to promote a two tier health system:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/tompl1pminsur.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota
Have we lost our taste for business learning?On 22 Aug 2000 in Personnel Today I saw a staggering statistic the other day. The Association of MBA’s reported that 76 per cent of full-time MBA places at UK business schools are filled by foreign students. This fact was reinforced by the impression I received in July from the academic congregation platforms at the business school graduation ceremonies at both Middlesex and Northumbria universities. It appears the majority of the student population below MBA, at graduate level in business schools also come from overseas. This is good for our business schools in terms of income, and good for the economy in terms of export earnings, but it left the question – have we in the UK lost the appetite for formal business education?This contrast in attitudes was reinforced in my mind by working in Cyprus. Managers there are expected to have at least a first-class degree with a high proportion having MBAs, MScs and PhDs. Whether the academic credentials are a prerequisite for management is open to debate, but the perspective in other countries, in developing economies, is almost universally that a business degree is a necessary step on the career ladder.However, the equation in the UK is a marginal one between steep fees, loss of earnings and the potential earning power of an MBA from a top provider. The broader question is, does the dearth of UK students mean the concept of lifelong learning for managers has not taken root? Or have we got over our obsession for qualifications as being the only route to development?The origins of these differences for the UK are complex. Firstly, we have never had a tradition of qualification-led management skills, secondly, employers now rarely sponsor full-time management studies, and thirdly, the growth of the “self-employed mindset” encourages employers and employees to believe that development is the employee’s responsibility.Solutions abound for this apparent void in management education, but few seem to gain critical mass or appear to give the aspirational quality and recognition that the formal full-time MBA gives to the ambitious student from abroad. The answer has got to be a workable partnership where learning is work-based, links with continuous development, uses coaching and mentoring, is of mutual benefit for employers, employees and their peers and has accreditation for those that want it. Most importantly, the means of delivery and participation must mesh in with today’s intensive demands on individuals and organisations using the greater variety of learning styles we now have available. This way we can achieve the goal of individuals being in control of self-learning, help the universal education of managers and maybe export a new product – the curriculum for effective management via work-based learning and partnership.
Related posts:No related photos. Pfizer hits on formula for sharing skillsOn 27 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Pfizer’snew research university in the US has successfully tackled the problem ofknowledge management which dogs many large pharmaceuticals companies, accordingto a report by researcher TFPL. TheUS pharmaceuticals giant has established the Pfizer Research University inGroton, Connecticut in America as part of its strategy to share its knowledgeamong its R&D employees worldwide. Toreinforce its global mandate for the university, Pfizer has appointed adirector of learning at the company’s main R&D site in the UK to head upthe PRU initiative in Europe.Pfizerappointed a senior management advisory group to oversee the university.Thefaculty seeks experienced members of staff who act as tutors for lessexperienced employees. The experience of these tutors is used to develop a bodyof knowledge that can be used in workshops. Employeesare taught through those workshops which simulate workplace scenarios that havebeen experienced by the tutor. Staffcan then access web-based resources and call upon the tutor’s advice after thecourse is completed. SandraWard, author of the report said, “One of the challenges in corporate culture isfor employees to share knowledge with each other.“Pfizerhas tackled this problem and shown that it can be overcome.”
Lincoln Beachey Flying Machine by Pat SidesThe man seated in the “flying machine” is Lincoln Beachey, the pioneer aviator who visited Evansville in 1912. The occasion was the second annual aviation show held at the Tri-State Fairgrounds (which was later developed into Akin Park).Beachey is pictured (left background) as he is being sworn in on June 6 as a mail carrier for the United States Post Office, which afforded local residents the opportunity to have mail delivered by air for the first time. Although not visible in this picture, the fairground had a huge grandstand capable of seating the thousands of spectators who witnessed the death-defying aerial stunts that had transformed Beachey into an international sensation.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail