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BAA chief to forego bonus amid snow chaos

BAA chief to forego bonus amid snow chaos

first_img Wednesday 22 December 2010 3:11 pm alison.lock whatsapp BAA chief executive Colin Matthews has said he will voluntarily give up his 2010 bonus as Heathrow struggles to perform in the snow and ice.BAA, which owns and runs Heathrow as well as others including Stansted, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Southampton, said his focus was on helping the thousands of passengers stranded in freezing conditions as flights have remained grounded for days.Heathrow is now running about two thirds of its services but its second runway has been closed since the weekend after heavy snowfall on Saturday. Passengers hoping to fly home for Christmas and New Year have been left stranded and told not to travel to the airport.“I have decided to give up my bonus for the current year. My focus is on getting people moving and rebuilding confidence in Heathrow,” Matthews said in a statement.BAA has been criticised by Mayor of London Boris Johnson and others for being too slow to de-ice aircraft stands and clear the runway for flights when other European airports have been functioning better.Matthews’ salary and benefits were worth an estimated £994,000 last year. He has not disclosed how much his bonus was worth. Tags: NULL Share Show Comments ▼ BAA chief to forego bonus amid snow chaos More From Our Partners Mark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapplast_img read more

Debate continues on confirmation in New Zealand

Debate continues on confirmation in New Zealand

first_img [Anglican Communion News Service] The traditional Anglican initiation rite of confirmation has “lost its pivotal role” for many Anglican churches in New Zealand, a report to this month’s General Synod of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia said. But proposals to replace it with a new rite of The Laying on of Hands for Affirmation, Renewal and Reception, were postponed to allow further consultation.A bill containing the new rite, together with proposed new formularies for the baptism of adults and the baptism of children, were let to “lie on the table” when the Synod met earlier this month.The report accompanying the bill said that the changes in the understanding and status of confirmation has mainly occurred since the 1970s when baptism became the sole rite required for Christians to receive communion in Anglican churches in the country.“This work on confirmation has identified a crisis in our church,” the Rev. Michael Wallace from Dunedin said. “But I believe the crisis is not with the rite of confirmation itself, but with our church’s approach to catechesis and formation.”The Rev. Anne van Gend, director of Anglican Schools, opposed any shift from confirmation, saying that “Confirmation is an important rite of passage for our students and I am loathed to see anything that would weaken that.”Bishop of Waikato Helen-Ann Hartley spoke of the long-standing, worldwide role of confirmation in the Anglican Communion. “I would hate to see it go,” she said, “there are deep historic and pastoral aspects to confirmation.”But other speakers supported the changes. Assistant Bishop of Auckland Jim White, who had completed the research leading to the proposals on behalf of the house of bishops, said that there was little in the concerns and questions that suggested a present-day rationale for confirmation.“‘That is our tradition’ is not sufficient answer, nor that ‘it is in the Book of Common Prayer’,” he said. “We have jettisoned other parts of the Book of Common Prayer.“We no longer hold to the same view or doctrine on baptism and that is key. “There is nothing to ‘confirm’.”The dioceses and hui amorangi (the areas of the Maori part of the Province) have been asked to discuss the report on baptism and confirmation over the next two years and report back to the liturgical committee ahead of the next General Synod in 2018.This article is based on a more detailed report by Anglican Taonga. 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Hosea Gear’s big tackles against the Crusaders

Hosea Gear’s big tackles against the Crusaders

first_imgTuesday Mar 6, 2012 Hosea Gear’s big tackles against the Crusaders A stand out feature of the Highlanders 27-24 upset victory over the Crusaders in Dunedin on the weekend was the home side’s defence. One of the guys who made a massive impact, albeit from the wing, was new signing Hosea Gear. After having spent eight seasons with the Hurricanes, the former All Black wing made the move down south to join Jamie Joseph, a hard-nosed coach who ruffled his feathers a while back.Gear has said that back then, when Joseph first joined the Hurricanes as an assistant coach, he disliked his approach, but eventually his game flourished. When the opportunity to join the Highlanders came, he jumped at it, moving his young family and accepting the new challenge.“I’m quite familiar with the environment that Jamie wanted to create and had going on down here. That is a massive part of the Highlanders brand, trying to get everyone involved and making sure the partners are happy as well as the kids,” Gear said recently.He hasn’t always been a favourite with New Zealand selectors, so that’s something he feels he can still improve on, and he hopes to add to his eight All Black tests.“I’m still looking to grow as a player. I still believe I can get even better. That is something I am searching for and striving for. If I could try and get my hands on the ball and get into that line a little bit more. Just try and create a little bit more space for those around me,” he said.Gear scored a vital try for the Highlanders with ten minutes left in this match, and earlier in the game he introduced himself to Tom Marshall with a huge crashtackle. It wasn’t his first of the game, and it’s safe to assume that it won’t be his last of the season either.You can view more of Gear at his best in the related posts belowADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Cilla Black appointed President of Friends of Cancer Research UK

Cilla Black appointed President of Friends of Cancer Research UK

first_imgCilla Black commented: “Cancer Research UK is a charity that’s very close to my heart. Unfortunately most people in this country, including me, have lost someone close to them to cancer or know someone who has been through the disease. Raising money for research to try to improve this situation is something I believe is vitally important.”Paul Abbott, Head of Friends of Cancer Research UK, added: “We’re really grateful to everyone who supports Cancer Research UK, whether through signing up to a monthly direct debit or volunteering in one of our shops. Friends of Cancer Research UK has been established to provide us with another way to say thank you to some of our key supporters for everything they do.”Cilla will be talking to Terry Wogan about her new role tonight on Wogan: Now and Then, which will be shown on UKTV Gold at 19.00. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 May 2006 | News Singer and entertainer Cilla Black, whose husband Bobby died in 1999 after a long battle with liver and lung cancer, has been appointed President of Friends of Cancer Research UK.Cilla will be the public face of the new Friends of Cancer Research UK programme, which has been launched by the charity to provide recognition and thanks to its supporters.Her first engagement within her new role will be to host a charity dinner in September and to front a campaign for Cancer Research UK’s high value donors. Advertisement Cilla Black appointed President of Friends of Cancer Research UKcenter_img Tagged with: Recruitment / people Volunteering  39 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.last_img read more

Sundiata Sadiq, gentle warrior

Sundiata Sadiq, gentle warrior

first_imgHis name was Sundiata, and for over 40 years, he fought for the freedom of his people.Headquartered in Ossining, N.Y., Sundiata worked in, or led, a number of groups working for Black Liberation and Social Justice.To list them all would exhaust our time, but just to mention a few: He chaired CORE [Congress of Racial Equality] in Rockland County [N.Y.] back in 1968 and 1969; in the 1970s, he chaired the Ossining Black Liberation Front; and later he led the NAACP’s Ossining chapter in suits against police brutality and helped spark the nation’s first environmental racism suit against a notorious Ossining waste transfer station.He shined not just as a leader, but as an organizer, working for freedom for political prisoners.His quiet, reassuring manner attracted younger activists, who came to admire and respect Sadiq, for how he invited them into the Movement — and taught them about struggles before their time(s).Sundiata Sadiq was, despite being a warrior for freedom, a truly gentle man. He talked to people with respect and dignity; he welcomed them; he cared about them — and they could feel it.MOVE’s Pam Africa always spoke highly of him, and when she said, “That’s a good brotha,” you could feel it, for he was.When I met him a few years ago, it seemed like we’d known each other for years. He was kind, gentle, determined — and he loved his people.He was a Freedom Fighter, who will be sorely missed by his partner, Debra James; by his family; by his comrades; and by his people.Sundiata Sadiq — born July 1, 1955 — returned to his ancestors, the 29th of January, 2016.Peace, good brother.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Second journalist arrested in context of Diffa mutiny investigation

Second journalist arrested in context of Diffa mutiny investigation

first_img to go further The conviction of Niger newspaper editor Moussa Aksar is an attack on investigative journalism Reports News RSF_en News Follow the news on Niger May 11, 2021 Find out more News NigerAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Niger: Two journalists arrested in disturbing setback for press freedom NigerAfrica The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Organisation Boulama Ligari, a journalist with the private station Radio Anfani,was arrested by police officers in Diffa (1,500 km east of the capital, Niamey)on 27 August 2002. The authorities did not provide an explanation for hisarrest, but according to several local sources, the journalist was reportedlyarrested because of his reports about a soldiers’ mutiny in Diffa in earlyAugust. Police officers have also been posted in front of the radio station’soffices in Diffa, but have not prevented Radio Anfani from broadcasting.”To the best of our knowledge, this journalist was only doing his job. Theauthorities must cease harassing journalists who covered the mutiny,” stated Reporters sans frontières Secretary-General Robert Ménard in a letter to Prime Minister Hama Amadou. “Press professionals are not assistants to the police and should not be forced to hand over information to the police when they investigate political activities,” added Ménard. The organisation asked the government leader to do everything possible so that Ligari is released immediately. Reprorters sans frontières also recalled that Niger has ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which guarantees freedom of expression.On 23 August, Moussa Kaka, a local correspondent for Radio France Internationaleand Reporters sans frontières and the director of the private station Radio Saraounia, was arrested and interrogated for almost 10 hours by the Niamey National Police Station’s High Command. The journalist was interrogatedabout his sources for his reports on the mutiny.In early August, following the mutiny, the president declared a state of alertin the country and introduced measures limiting press freedom and freedom ofexpression. A decree was passed banning “the dissemination, by any communications means, of reports or allegations liable to cast doubt on national defence operations.” The authorities threatened to punish journalists who did not respect the new measures.Reporters sans frontières also recalled that another journalist has been imprisoned at Niamey’s civilian prison since 18 June. Abdoulaye Tiémogo, publication director of the satirical weekly “Le Canard déchaîné”, was sentenced to eight months’imprisonment for “defamation”. Prime Minister Amadou filed a complaint against the journalist following the publication of three highly critical articles in “Le Canard déchaîné”. The journalist accused the government leader of seeking to bribe the speaker of the National Assembly in order to retain the post of prime minister August 27, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Second journalist arrested in context of Diffa mutiny investigation July 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Differential thermal adaptation of clonal strains of a protist morphospecies originating from different climatic zones

Differential thermal adaptation of clonal strains of a protist morphospecies originating from different climatic zones

first_imgEco-physiological variation and local adaptation are key issues in microbial ecology. Here, we investigated the thermal adaptation of 19 strains of the same Spumella morphospecies (Chrysophyceae, Heterokonta). In order to test for local adaptation and the existence of specific ecotypes we analysed growth rates of these strains, which originated from different climate regions. We applied temperature-adaptation as an eco-physiological marker and analysed growth rates of the different Spumella strains at temperatures between 0°C and 35°C. The temperatures allowing for maximal growth of strains from temperate and warm climatic zones ranged between 19.9°C and 33.4°C. Phylogenetically, most of these ‘warm’-adapted strains fall into two different previously defined 18S rDNA Spumella clusters, one of them consisting of mostly soil organisms and the other one being a freshwater cluster. As a rule, the ‘warm’-adapted strains of the soil cluster grew slower than the ‘warm’-adapted isolates within the freshwater cluster. This difference most probably reflect different strategies, i.e. the formation of cysts at the expense of lower growth rates in soil organisms. In contrast, as expected, all isolates from Antarctica were cold-adapted and grew already around melting point of freshwater. Surprisingly, optimum temperature for these strains was between 11.8°C and 17.7°C and maximum temperature tolerated was between 14.6°C and 23.5°C. Our data indicate that despite the relatively high optimal temperature of most Antarctic strains, they may have a relative advantage below 5–10°C only. Based on the thermal adaptation of the flagellate strains the Antarctic strains were clearly separated from the other investigated strains. This may indicate a limited dispersal of flagellates to and from Antarctica. Even if the latter assumption needs support from more data, we argue that the high levels of eco-physiological and molecular microdiversity indicate that the current species concepts do not sufficiently reflect protist eco-physiological differentiation.last_img read more

Job struggle for poorer students

Job struggle for poorer students

first_imgA new report reveals that for the large majority of working class graduates, the chances of getting “interesting and meaningful” work are slim. The report’s author, Professor Phil Brown of Cardiff University, identified a large “oversupply of suitably qualified candidates” which typically results in 50 talented graduates applying for every available fast-track appointment. While Oxford graduates had a one in eight chance of being chosen, the success ratio for those from ‘new’ universities with a higher working class contingent was one in 235. The study adds to concerns over the government targets to provide higher education for 50% of school leavers by 2010, at a time when technical skills are in short supply. The report also makes clear that simply being an Oxbridge undergraduate is not enough to gain the best employment. “The stereotype of Oxbridge man is no longer the gold standard in a number of organisations. Narrow experiences, even those of the upper classes, may now be discounted as lacking the flexibility to work in different social contexts.” Employers increasingly seek graduates with what the report calls a “cosmopolitan” status, achieved through work experience and travelling. OUSU Vice President, Josefa Henry-Bochan said, “People know that while getting any job is not that hard, finding something in the area they are interested may prove quite difficult.” But both she and Paul Brown, the Careers Service’s Assistant Director, were quick to point out that the University was hardly struggling in terms of CV-enhancing opportunities and motivated students.ARCHIVE: 1st Week MT2003last_img read more

Strong Storms Possible Monday Evening

Strong Storms Possible Monday Evening

first_imgGet ready for a round of strong to severe t’storms capable of producing strong gusty winds, hail and heavy downpours. A strong cold front will move in tonight but out ahead of it, warm and humid conditions will continue through the remainder of the day. It will be quite breezy with winds out of the southerly direction 15-20mph with gusts over 20mph+. Temperatures will approach 80 degrees. If you’re heading to the beach, water temperatures have risen into the low 70s but keep in mind that rip currents are still quite strong so always swim at guarded beaches.Computer models show a line of strong to severe storms approaching late evening.(Courtesy:tropicaltidbits.com)While there could be a chance of a shower late this afternoon, the main line of t’storms are expected to arrive after 6pm.The greatest risk of severe t’storms will stay to our west but we still can expected the potential for heavy downpours, lightning, hail, strong gusty winds and localized flooding.For the remainder of the week, warm temperatures will remain but humidity levels will slowly drop to more comfortable levels.last_img read more

New online learning webinar launched

New online learning webinar launched

first_imgA new webinar, ‘How to embed online learning into your organisation’, aims to explore how the food and drink sector is changing in regards to technology, especially when it comes to staff training and compliance.The webinar, which takes place on 21 September at 3pm, will see Rod Knox from Virtual College, a leading organisation in e-learning, offer an introduction to online learning and answer questions about the benefits it can bring to businesses as a whole, what challenges businesses face regarding training at present and how e-learning can specifically benefit organisations in the food and drink sector.In an increasingly digital age, online learning (or e-learning) is becoming the training option that top businesses in the food and drink sector choose  – market leaders such Tate & Lyle and Booths are among those embracing technology to cut their training costs and reduce administration.Appetite Learning is an e-learning platform created in partnership by William Reed – the food and drink industry experts – and Virtual College, an e-learning specialist with over 2m online learners. Together they offer a wide range of online courses specifically for the hospitality, retail and food manufacturing industries.Simply sign up here to gain access. Participants are able to request questions for Rod Knox to answer and will also receive a free course from Appetite Learning.last_img read more