Press release: Carillion: Official Receiver’s update

first_img Regrettably eight job losses are being announced and those leaving the business this week will be provided with every support to find new work by Jobcentre Plus’ Rapid Response Service. We continue to discuss with potential purchases for Carillion’s remaining contracts, as well as remain committed to engaging with staff, elected employee representatives and unions as these arrangements are confirmed. Secure on-going employment has been confirmed for a further 101 members of staff who are transferring to new suppliers, taking the total number of jobs saved to 11,739. To be notified of future updates from the Official Receiver please register to receive an email alert. A spokesperson for the Official Receiver said: In total, to date 11,739 jobs (64% of the pre-liquidation workforce) have been saved and 2,340 (13%) jobs have been made redundant through the liquidation A further 1,121 employees have left the business during the liquidation through finding new work, retirement or for other reasons This information does not include jobs attached to contracts where an intention to purchase has been entered into but has not yet formally occurred Just under 3,000 employees are currently retained to enable Carillion to deliver the remaining services it is providing for public and private sector customers until decisions are taken to transfer or cease these contracts Further information about rights in redundancy is available on Further informationlast_img read more

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Announce 3-Night New Year’s Eve Run

first_imgToday, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong announced the location of their New Year’s Eve run, and the group will be migrating to the Midwest at the end of December! Ahead of New Year’s Eve, Pigeons will hit Cleveland for two nights at the Beachland Ballroom. On the first night of their New Year’s Eve run, December 29th, the group will be joined by Jones For Revival. For their second night in Cleveland on December 30th, the Baltimore-born funk act will be supported by Earphorik. To ring in 2018, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will travel to Covington, Kentucky, for a special New Year’s Eve celebration at Madison Theater also featuring Flamingosis and Cycles.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Add Nine New Colorado And Northeast Dates To “Fall Pizazz Tour”Tickets for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s upcoming New Year’s Eve run go on sale this Friday, September 22nd, at 10 am via the band’s website here. Also, keep your eyes peeled for upcoming announcements from the band about a special theme announcement for their show on December 31st.[Photo: Phierce Photo]last_img read more

Puritan poetry forges conversation and community

first_imgAbstaining from art, theater, dance, and most other forms of entertainment, the Puritans took solace “in the word.” Sermons and elegies by local ministers became a kind of glue that held towns together, especially during the hardscrabble days of an emerging nation.On November 14, in far more comfortable conditions at the Harvard Allston Education Portal, around 60 local community members and 350 online students from around the world joined scholar Elisa New in an exploration of how these words—considered to be some of the first printed poems in America—informed the lives and deaths of the first wave of settlers from England.New, Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature at Harvard, based the evening’s program on her recently launched HarvardX online course “Poetry in America: The Poetry of Early New England.” The modular course is free and open to anyone through the edX learning platform, a joint effort of Harvard and MIT.Her aim was to introduce the live audience to her “new adventure” of teaching literature using the latest technologies and to allow her virtual students, via a simultaneous webcast, a chance to interact with her in a more intimate and traditional setting.The event was also a prototype of what is being called AllstonX, a collaboration between HarvardX, the strategic University initiative to support innovative teaching, and the Ed Portal.last_img read more

Priest discusses “geopolitics of mercy”

first_imgTraveling to the corners of the world, Pope Francis has exemplified a “diplomacy of mercy,” Fr. Antonio Spadaro, the editor-in-chief of the Jesuit journal “La Civilta Cattolica,” said.“For Pope Francis, mercy isn’t an abstract construct,” Spadaro said. “It is the action of God in the world.” Sarah Olson | The Observer Fr. Antonio Spadaro lectures on Pope Francis and the response of the Vatican to various geopolitical conflicts. Spadaro said mercy plays an important role in the Catholic Church’s involvement.Spadaro delivered the Terrence R. Keeley Vatican Lecture on Tuesday at the Hesburgh Center for International Studies. The lecture, titled “The Geopolitics of Mercy,” explored the response of Francis and the Vatican to various crises across the world.Spadaro said that in order to find God in the world, it is important for the church to put itself in the middle things. He described the Catholic Church as a “field hospital” amidst the world’s turmoil.“If you want to find God, you have to go into the world,” Spadaro said.Spadaro focused the lecture on the “seven phases” that constitute a “diplomacy of mercy.” He explained that the first phase is recognizing nothing is “definitively lost.” Spadaro talked about this phase through the context of Francis’ visit to the war-torn Central African Republic (CAR).“Mercy can have a political effect,” Spadaro said. “The head of state of the CAR recognized the importance of mercy and wanted her country to find a new path of spirituality based on tolerance.”The violence in the CAR is primarily between Christians and Muslims. Spadaro noted that as a means of encapsulating the importance of mercy, Francis visited a mosque in the capital of Bangui; the mosque was displaying a Vatican flag to welcome the Pontiff.Spadaro said the second phase emphasizes flexibility and openness. He said that with this phase it is important to recognize individual humans’ unique qualities.“Free will isn’t like dealing with machines,” Spadaro said.To demonstrate his point, Spadaro listed some of the instances in recent years where the Catholic Church has served as a key mediator in international conflicts. He cited examples such as the Syrian Civil War, the Holy See’s relationship with the People’s Republic of China, relations between the United States and Cuba and the peace process in Colombia.“For Francis, the history of the world is not a Hollywood movie in which our boys save us from their boys,” Spadaro said.The main objective of the third phase is that geopolitics should “dissolve” fundamentalism, Spadaro said.“The pope is light years away from a ‘clash of civilizations,’” Spadaro said. “He opposes using Christianity to justify an ‘axis of evil.’”Spadaro blamed the “alliance” between religious fundamentalism and politics on a “fear of chaos.” He said fundamentalism is a “poor version” of a religious experience. He also said Francis believes that terrorists are “poor, criminal folk.”“It is an expression that expresses condemnation and compassion,” Spadaro said. “We must see terrorists as an incarnation of the prodigal son and never as the incarnation of evil. What is the typical love of a Christian? It is the love of the enemy, not just the neighbor.”The fifth phase stresses that Catholicism is not a “political guarantor” of power. Spadaro said the pope opposes the view that the Catholic Church is “the last empire” and religion shouldn’t be the guarantor of the dominant class.Spadaro said the sixth phase is about acknowledging the peripheries of the world. He noted that Francis’ travels within Europe have taken him to places such as the island of Lampedusa — Europe’s “gateway,” Albania, Turkey, Poland and the South Caucasus among others.“Francis is like a doctor, seeing [if] the heart works through seeing if the blood is moving throughout the body,” Spadaro said.In describing the sixth phase, Spadaro returned to the idea of the church as a field hospital.“Francis wants to travel to injured lands one by one,” Spadaro said.Spadaro noted that the pontiff’s next scheduled trip is to Myanmar and Bangladesh, where there is an ongoing crisis between Muslim and Buddhist populations. He also talked about Francis’ recent visit to the Ciudad Juarez and the Mexican–American border.“He was 10 meters from the border, celebrating Mass,” Spadaro said. “The United States was in front of him and Mexico is behind him. He cancelled the border, because there were people attending Mass on both sides.”The seventh and final phase related to the theme of diplomacy as solidarity. He demonstrated his point by describing the gift the pope gave to President Donald Trump during their meeting earlier this year at the Vatican.“It was a bronze sculpture of an olive tree with its branches growing together,” Spadaro said. “The pope expressed the need for justice.”Tags: geopolitics, Keeley Vatican lecture, mercy, Pope Francislast_img read more

Caucus reminders: Nominate CU champion for Paul Revere Award, schedule Hill meetings

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus is fast approaching and today is the last day member credit unions can nominate a champion for the association’s 2019 Paul Revere Award, which recognizes an individual’s grassroots and political efforts. Also, those attending Caucus are encouraged to setup Capitol Hill meetings to discuss issues directly with their respective representative and senators.Congressional Caucus – happening Sept. 8-11 in Washington – features a stellar lineup of key administration officials, lawmakers and regulators who will address the hundreds of credit union representatives throughout the week. The Capitol Hill meetings provide credit unions the opportunity to connect with lawmakers individually to discuss issues critical to their constituents. A Hill visit form is available online.The Paul Revere Award winner will be announced and recognized during Caucus. To be considered for the award, candidates must:be from a NAFCU-member credit union;last_img read more

Glen Cove Advertising Exec Admits $2M Fraud

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Glen Cove advertising business owner has admitted to defrauding the U.S. Postal Service out of $2 million in bulk mailing payments.Community Coupons owner Matthew Rosencrans, 50, pleaded guilty at Central Islip federal court to mail fraud.“A theft from the Postal Service is a theft from the American Public,” said Philip Bartlett, U.S. Postal Inspector in Charge of the agency’s New York office.Prosecutors said Rosencrans submitted more than 15 million pieces of bulk mail for distribution throughout the New York Metro area between July 2010 and August 2013, but only paid for delivery of about 3.4 million pieces.Rosencrans faces a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and $2.1 million in restitution to the the USPS.last_img read more

AP4 targets 30% low-carbon strategies within equities by year-end

first_img“Our ambition is to further broaden and integrate the analysis of sustainability aspects as part of our investment process, both in terms of risks and business opportunities,” Ekvall said.In the first half of this year, AP4 made a return of 5.2% after costs, the fund reported.In absolute terms, the result was nearly SEK17bn, it said, bringing total fund capital up to SEK348bn from SEK334bn at the end of December.Seen over the past 10 years, AP4’s return after costs had been on average 6.5% a year, it said.Both domestic and international listed equities contributed strongly to the six-month return, with returns of 11.7% and 8.7% respectively, AP4 said.Real estate produced a positive return of 10.4% but fixed interest investments were only just positive with a 0.3% return between January and June, the pension fund said.A stronger Swedish krona had had a negative impact on returns in the period, it said. AP4, one of Sweden’s four main buffer funds in the national pension system, is aiming to increase the proportion of its equities portfolio that is invested in low-carbon strategies.Its target is to have 30% of its equity investments in low carbon investments by the end of this year.Niklas Ekvall, chief executive of AP4, said: “Our low-carbon strategies, which reduce the climate risk in the assets, have now increased to 27 percent of the global equity portfolio with a target to reach 30 percent by the end of 2017.”The SEK348bn (€36.4bn) pension fund’s focus on sustainability was continuing and constantly evolving, he said.last_img read more

Suriname police issue bulletin for missing Guyanese fishermen

first_img Sharing is caring! Share NewsRegional Suriname police issue bulletin for missing Guyanese fishermen by: – October 5, 2011 Tweet Sharecenter_img Share 36 Views   no discussions Flag of Suriname. Image via: flagspot.netPARAMARIBO, Suriname — The Suriname police force (KPS) issued a bulletin in local newspapers on Tuesday for five Guyanese fishermen who went missing in Suriname waters on August 16 this year. According to the bulletin, Ouditnaire ‘Randy’ Ramnaraine, Dhanpat ‘Shrimp’ Narine, Martin ‘Conje’ Sumesh, Dhanpat ‘Nanan’ Khemraj and Clifford ‘Egan’ Singh, on August 7 left from 66 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, in a fishing vessel ‘Reshma’ with registration number SK-925 for the fishing grounds in Surinamese waters. However, the five fishermen didn’t return home on 16 August as they had planned. “Said fishing vessel was found adrift and abandoned along the coast of the Coronie district on Sunday August 21, 2011,” the police notice said. Individuals are requested to come forward with any information that could assist with the ongoing investigation.Acting Chief of Police, Humphrey Tjin Liep Shie, noted during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon that a special police unit is investigating all recent pirate attacks in Surinamese waters. Last week, four suspected pirates, including three Guyanese and one Suriname national, were nabbed in Paramaribo. They have been remanded to prison while assisting with the investigations. The police chief said that the Surinamese police force is working closely with its Guyanese counterparts in the search for the missing Guyanese fishermen. “We have done aerial searches with a helicopter for several days, but came up empty-handed,” Tjin Liep Shie noted. He added that, during investigations of other cases of pirate attacks, inquiries were negatively impacted by several challenges. It has been discovered, he revealed, that in many cases fishing boats had similar registration numbers. “During investigations we stumbled on cases where Suriname has issued a specific number to a boat but at sea we discovered that sometimes up to five boats are operating with identical registration numbers. People are operating with falsely duplicated permits. If in any case there is an attack on one of these boats it’s very difficult to investigate which one was involved. We have to deal with all these challenges during investigations,” said the police commander. Tjin Liep Shie further noted that identification of attack victims often is also difficult since most of the fishermen when leaving Guyanese shores are only known by their first name or nickname. “Registration of fishermen in Guyana is very poor. Sometimes people don’t know the family names of the men and in Guyana they are aware that registration should be improved,” said the Suriname police chief. By Ivan CairoCaribbean News Now contributorlast_img read more

Fabrina Thomas is Digicel’s lucky winner of a trip to Guadeloupe in its ‘Spell Digicel and Win’ Christmas promotion

first_imgLocalNews Fabrina Thomas is Digicel’s lucky winner of a trip to Guadeloupe in its ‘Spell Digicel and Win’ Christmas promotion by: – December 14, 2011 Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share 34 Views   no discussions Digicel’s Customer Care Agent, Elliot Prince presents winner Fabrina Thomas with her prize. Digicel is excited to announce Ms. Fabrina Thomas of Grandbay as one of the lucky winners in its weekly Christmas promotion themed “Spell Digicel and Win”. Ms Thomas is a lucky Digicel post pay customer who paid a her bill on time and in full and won herself a trip to Guadeloupe compliments Digicel and H.H.V Whitchurch & Company Limited. Her prize was awarded to her on Tuesday 13th December at the Digicel’s Corporate Office by our Customer Care Representative, Mr. Elliot Prince. Digicel’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Nathalie Walsh, encourages all existing and potential Digicel customers to participate in its exciting “Spell Digicel and Win” promotion as there are so many great cash and prizes to be won, of up to $80,000. The promotion offers all Digicel customers a chance to win cash and prizes weekly and the chance to be one of two finalists who will win cash prizes up to $25,000 each in December and January. Each week from now until January 31st, lucky Digicel customers will walk away with exciting Christmas gifts such as large screen TVs, Digital Cameras, weekends away to Guadeloupe, a getaway at the Rosalie Bay Nature Resort. In addition, every Friday there will be $1,000 up for grabs. Congratulations to all our lucky winners. During the month of December customers will also receive a chance to win a grand holiday shopping spree plus free ham and turkey weekly from Digicel by simply texting the word XMAS to 7171 to participate in its “Text to Win Christmas Hunt” promotion. Press ReleaseDigicel Dominicalast_img read more

Bulldogs Linksters 1st At BC

first_imgRecord at 7-0 (0-0 EIAC)Next match at Jennings County Invitational (4-14)Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Siefert. Boys Golf results for Saturday (4-17) at the Brown County Invitational. Match was played at Salt Creek Golf Retreat.Batesville 354, Oldenburg 366, Trinity Lutheran 370, Brown County 386, Franklin Central 396, North Decatur 422, Austin 457, Lawrence Central 504.Medalist: Parker VanNess (Brown County) (-2) 69; Runner Up: Tristian Lamppert (Batesville) 75; 3rdPlace; Ross Harmeyer (Batesville) & Adam Mullen (Oldenburg) 84.last_img read more