first_img Artes Mundi, the UK’s largest arts prize, is calling for nominations of artists from around the world for its next edition, Artes Mundi 6.The Artes Mundi international exhibition and prize  supports contemporary visual artists whose work “engages with social reality, lived experience and the human condition”.One artist will receive a prize of £40,000, with all other shortlisted artists receiving £2,000 each. Between five to seven artists will be invited to take part in the biennial exhibition in 2014.Artes Mundi is based in Wales and the 17-week biennial exhibition will take place from 25 October 2014 at Wales’s National Museum of Art under the roof of National Museum Cardiff. The Artes Mundi prize will be awarded halfway through the exhibition.In 2012 Mexican artist Teresa Margolles was awarded the prize for Artes Mundi 5. Previous winners were Xu Bing (2004), Eija-Liisa Ahtila (2006), NS Harsha (2008) and Yael Bartana (2010). 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. UK’s largest arts prize is open for nominations AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: artscenter_img David Thorp, Associate Director of Artes Mundi said: “the prize is a large one by UK standards.  It is designed to allow the winner, at an important stage in their career, the freedom to develop substantial new work or the time to reflect their practice and move it forward”.The closing date for nominations is 28 June 2013.  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 May 2013 | Newslast_img read more


first_img What Agriculture is Looking for From Lame Duck Congress Audio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/lame-duck-congress-wrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.What will Congress get done during this lame duck session? Christy Seyfert, Executive Director of Government Affairs for the American Soybean Association, says there are a few items they are watching very closely.The first- will another COVID-19 relief package finally come together?“The first couple of COVID packages earlier this year came together quickly in a very bipartisan way. This latest COVID package I believe started negotiations back in May. It has been months in the making and I don’t know if it comes together in lame duck or if it is more likely a 2021 issue. But we’ll watch to see what is incorporated into that when it eventually happens.”They are also carefully watching the extension of government funding.“December 11 is coming quickly, and we certainly don’t want to see a government shutdown at the federal level. Right now, momentum is pointing toward this coming together, thank goodness. It’s a question really of the duration of this. Is it a few months? Is it going to be longer than that? We shall see.”The Grain Standards Reauthorization Act passed through the Senate in November. Seyfert says the question now is when (or if) the House will pick up the Senate bill.“It provides assurances to our overseas buyers that our grains and our oilseeds have been inspected. They meet specific standards. It’s very important for US agriculture competitiveness.” SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Dec 1, 2020 Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News What Agriculture is Looking for From Lame Duck Congress Previous article2021 Indiana Small Farm Conference to go Virtual With Live and On-demand ContentNext articleWhat Agriculture is Looking for From Lame Duck Congress on the HAT Wednesday Podcast Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more


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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Community News 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 Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News More Cool Stuff Community Newscenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * The advent of the Internet and its various social media channels have made it difficult for photographers, especially those who work for design and advertising firms, to determine and enforce the copyright usage boundaries of the photographs they create and sell. As the global market for digital photography continues to grow, usage boundaries will only become more difficult to enforce. That’s why Echo-Factory, a Pasadena-based advertising agency and photography studio, is announcing a renewed commitment to providing clients with unlimited custom photo usage rights.The dawn of the digital age has ushered in major changes in the ways photographs are made and used in advertising. Throughout most of the 20th century, print ads dominated the advertising world, and the use of a photograph was generally restricted to a specific publication and/or geographic location. In this environment, it made sense that photographers created and collected fees for individual images, each one licensed for a particular use.Nowadays, with just a few clicks, clients can use a single photo to connect with their audience via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, their company blog and so on. Echo-Factory President Michael Schaffer believes that the simplest and best approach to riding this wave of change is through unlimited usage. He said, “This model allows Echo-Factory to focus on the creative—what we do best. It eliminates the hassle of contracts and, instead of concentrating on single-use images—and single image customers—this agreement typically results in the production of a body of work over the course of a long-term relationship. Our clients get the most out of their investment, and we don’t have to spend time and money chasing our best work all over the Internet.”Looking to the future, it’s safe to predict the advertising world will continue to be dominated by visual appeal, and it’s certain that the growth and success of businesses will continue to ride, in great part, on the quality and allure of the images they use to represent what they offer and who they are. Like Echo-Factory, agencies and studios will be wise, then, to watch with great care the wave of change in the monetization of photography. This will allow agencies to adapt to the ever-changing tide in such a way that they are able to maintain the fine balance between profitability and the creation of high quality, engaging pictures.Visit http://echo-factory.com/ to see Echo-Factory’s portfolio of advertising photography and to request a quote.About Echo-FactoryEcho-Factory is a creative-based advertising agency and photography studio located in Pasadena, California. The agency services startups, mid-level businesses and national brands with strategy, R&D, campaign concepting, design and implementation. The company, renowned for its custom photography and graphic design, is also known for its Internet marketing services, including website development, SEO content creation and social media management. Echo-Factory’s diverse client list ranges from clean-tech to action sports to fashion. View the Echo-Factory portfolio at www.echo-factory.com. 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first_imgEducation Jim Osterling Announces Campaign for Pasadena Community College Board Election to be Held November 3, 2015 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | 3:05 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Community News Jim OsterlingUSC Adjunct Professor Jim Osterling, MBA announced today that he will be seeking election to the Pasadena Area Community College Board of Trustees for Area 2. Area 2 includes the City of Sierra Madre and the portions of the City of Pasadena and Altadena that are north of the 210 freeway and east of Lake Avenue.Jim Osterling stated “As a Certified Public Accountant and University of Southern California Real Estate Finance Professor[JAO1] [MT2] , I am running to preserve PCC’s fiscal discipline and to make certain that PCC resources are focused on student needs.”Osterling also stated “I’m pleased to be endorsed by Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek, PCC Trustee Ross Selvidge, PCC Foundation Past President Mel Cohen, PUSD School Board Member Scott Phelps, Sierra Madre City Council Member Rachelle Arizmendi and Altadena Community Standards District Chairman and past Altadena Town Council member Ed Meyers. I intend to run a fully-funded, issues based campaign.”Jim Osterling has dedicated his 36 year professional career to corporate and real estate finance, serving as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Executive Vice President (EVP) and as an executive committee member for several prominent companies headquartered in Southern California before starting his own company in 2002.In addition, Mr. Osterling has more than 10 years of experience as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California where he teaches courses in real estate and finance.Jim Osterling has an extensive record of local public and government service including:• Board of Directors of a $75 million affordable housing project• Board of Directors & Treasurer of the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy• Vice-Chairman of the Altadena Community Standards District• 15 years as a volunteer sports coach for local groups like Pasadena AYSO, Pasadena YMCA, East Altadena Little League & the Brotherhood Crusade.Mr. Osterling and his wife of 35 years have lived within the PCC district for 30 years. He has an MBA from Northwestern University and is a Certified Public Accountant (non-active license). Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyZac Efron Is Dating A New Hottie?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty 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.center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Community News Subscribe Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more


first_img Related Articles  Print This Post April 16, 2020 1,493 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, Market Studies, News Subscribe Share Save Coronavirus COVID-19 Income 2020-04-16 Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Krista F. Brock Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Homeowners Are Running Out of Savings Previous: Former Freddie Mac CEO Proposes Non-Bank Servicer Assistance Next: LERETA Provides Daily Agency Updates of COVID-19 Effects on Industry Home / Daily Dose / Homeowners Are Running Out of Savings Tagged with: Coronavirus COVID-19 Income While Americans overwhelmingly support the idea of social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, the economic impacts of the pandemic and measures to decelerate it have been widespread and immediate. Americans are already feeling the financial burden, and the housing market is far from immune.The first state-mandated limits on social gatherings went into effect in mid-March, and many states have enacted various forms of stay-at-home and shelter-in-place mandates since.Unemployment skyrocketed to 4.4% over the month of March, and 45% of Americans who were employed prior to the pandemic are now either unemployed or are working fewer hours, according to a survey conducted by Clever Real Estate, a free online service connecting consumers with real estate agents.Half of Americans say any savings they had will be depleted by the end of this month, according to Clever Real Estate. The survey was conducted March 31, meaning just two weeks after the very first state mandates went into place, Americans were already seeing their savings depleted.About 30% of homeowners reported having less than $1,000 in emergency savings before the pandemic, and 22% say they don’t have enough in savings to cover even one month of their mortgage payment. As a result, 27% say they are concerned about defaulting on their mortgage loan.However, things are even grimmer among renters. Half of renters said they have already run out of savings or they never had any to begin with, and 25% lost their income due to COVID-19.About 46% of renters said they had less than $500 in emergency savings prior to the pandemic, and 45% say they don’t have enough savings to cover just one month of rent.The federal stimulus plan, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will help hold over some struggling Americans. Many will receive stimulus funds, and people with mortgages backed by the federal government are eligible for forbearance on their monthly payments. Of course, people with mortgages that are not backed by the government are not covered by the act, but some lenders may offer their own forbearance plans.So far, 16% of homeowners have worked out forbearance or lower monthly payments with their lenders. However, another 12% are behind on payments but without any approved forbearance from their lender.The CARES Act also protects renters from evictions and payment penalties for 60 days, but this only applies to properties that are federally financed. Some local governments may have their own mandates that apply to all renters, not just those living in federally-financed properties.With immediate financial implications for many Americans and an uncertain road ahead for the overall economy, the housing market too is already feeling the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.The pandemic has impacted 85% of homeowners who had previous plans to sell their homes. Close to one-fourth have taken their homes off the market, and slightly more than one-fourth are dropping their listing price. Another 31% of homeowners who had plans to sell but had not yet listed their homes say they are holding off on listing their home for now.Homebuyers are also changing plans amid the current conditions. Close to half of prospective buyers say they are delaying their home search, while 7% say they have stopped shopping altogether.However, 28% say they are continuing their home search but will look for a lower price than originally planned.“Considering 27% of sellers said they’ve already dropped the listing price of their home, buyers willing to continue searching for homes might be able to get more for their money,” said Francesca Ortegren, data scientist for Clever Real Estate.While not all Americans support widespread stay-at-home orders, 96% support social distancing, and 73% say slowing the spread of the coronavirus should be a higher priority than the economy right now.Three-quarters of Americans believe the full effects of the pandemic will be worse than the Great Recession of 2008. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more


first_imgNews Updates”If Children Can’t Allow Parents To Live In Peace, Atleast Don’t Make Their Life A living Hell”; Bombay HC Gives Stern Warning To Daughter Who Allegedly Tortured Mother Mentally & Physically [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap9 Jun 2020 5:17 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday gave a stern warning to one Sarita Somkuwar, a woman accused by her own elderly mother of torturing her both mentally and physically, that if there is even one more complaint of harassment, she will not be allowed to enter the flat where she is residing with her 19-year-old son and mother.Division bench of Justice SJ Kathawalla and Justice SP Tavade heard the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday gave a stern warning to one Sarita Somkuwar, a woman accused by her own elderly mother of torturing her both mentally and physically, that if there is even one more complaint of harassment, she will not be allowed to enter the flat where she is residing with her 19-year-old son and mother.Division bench of Justice SJ Kathawalla and Justice SP Tavade heard the writ petition filed by 70-year-old Rajni Somkuwar who alleged that her daughter Sarita, who is a divorcee and is forcefully residing in her flat with her 19-year-old son and tortures her both mentally and physically. Rajni sought her daughter’s eviction from the said flat.Previously, the petitioner mother filed an application under Section 4 of the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007 before Sub Divisional Officer, Maintenance Tribunal for Parents and Senior Citizens, on March 16, 2020 seeking Sarita’s eviction from the said Flat. However due to the lockdown, the Tribunal was not available to decide her application, thus the present writ petition was filed.According to the petitioner, ever since she was a teenager Sarita was indulging in wrongful acts and had friends with a criminal background. The petitioner and her husband constantly tried to make Sarita see sense, and would often reprimand her with regard to her conduct. However, Sarita never paid any heed to their advice and was always rebellious. In 1998, Sarita absconded with her male friend Ritesh Devkar who also had a criminal background. She got married to him and started living at Vasai. Around February 2000, Ritesh was arrested in connection with a scam, on allegations of defrauding poor people, by collecting certain amounts on a promise to secure them jobs in Dubai. Due to constant fights between Sarita and Ritesh, Ritesh fled from their mortgaged house in Vasai abandoning Sarita and their infant son. Sarita then approached her sister Kavita, who was for help, as she was afraid to approach her parents knowing that they were always against her wrongful activities. At the instance of Kavita, the petitioner and her husband allowed Sarita to live with them in the said Flat for a few days, i.e. till she found a suitable place to live.However, even after securing a job at HDFC bank, Sarita refused to leave the said flat. Instead she started instigating her sister Kranti against the petitioner and her husband and tried to create differences between the family members. The petitioner;s husband asked his daughter Sarita to leave the said flat. Instead of leaving the said flat, Sarita threatened her father saying that, “if you force me to leave the house then I will lodge a police complaint against you that you are molesting me”. The harassment continued and once Sarita assaulted her father by intentionally spilling milk on the floor due to which the petitioner’s husband slipped and fractured his leg. He ultimately passed away on January 26, 2011.After her father’s death, Sarita is said to have intensified her harassment towards her mother, by repeatedly making demands for money, which the petitioner could not afford. Finally in February, 2020, petitioner’s daughter Vaishali came to India from Singapore and after visiting the petitioner, she was shocked to see her condition. The petitioner gathered the courage to speak to Vaishali about her plight and what she had to undergo at the hands of Sarita, when nobody was around. The petitioner narrated how Sarita would beat her up, make her remain without clothes and give her food only once a day and snatch away her plate whilst she was still eating. Thus, on February 22, 2020, an FIR was filed against Sarita at Samata Nagar Police Station, Mumbai, by the petitioner with Vaishali’s help.Advocate Shyam Dewani along with Sahil Dewani appeared on behalf of the petitioner and Advocate Amrendra Mishra for Sarita.Mishra refuted the allegations of the petitioner and submitted that it is his client’s sister Vaishali, who is instigating the mother against her, since she wants Sarita to leave the said flat, where she has been residing since the last 20 years. The bench spoke to the petitioner, her youngest daughter Vaishali and also with Sarita via video conferencing. Court said-“We are not at all convinced that the mother has filed an Application under Section 4 of the Act before Respondent No.2 Tribunal at the instance of Vaishali. After talking to the Petitioner mother, we have gathered an impression that she seriously apprehends physical and mental harassment and consequently, threat to her life at the hands of Sarita, if she goes to reside in her own Flat without Sarita being evicted from the same. However, in view of the pandemic and the consequent problems that individuals are facing, we are today not passing an order directing Sarita to make alternate arrangements. However, we hereby give a stern warning to Sarita, as well as her son, that if either of them cause any harassment to the Petitioner making it difficult for her to reside in her own Flat, we will forthwith restrain them from entering the said Flat in which the Petitioner is residing notwithstanding that Sarita may be having a small share in the said Flat, as the heir of her father.”Court directed the senior inspector of the concerned local police station to provide any assistance required by the petitioner and observed-“We would like to make it extremely clear that if children cannot take care of their parent/s and allow them to live in peace, they atleast ought not to make their life a living hell.”The petitioner as well as Sarita were granted liberty to install CCTV cameras in all common areas of the flat except bedrooms and bathrooms. The next date of hearing is June 16.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more


first_img Pinterest Previous articleCommunications Minister will sign new legislation for Independent Radio StationsNext articleNight Night North West – Programme 6 News Highland By News Highland – February 22, 2018 WhatsApp Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Homepage BannerNews Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday 22nd February:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/22news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday 22nd February News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more


first_img Additional flood relief projects announced for Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Google+ Pinterest Previous articleBoyce delighted to win Endurance Athlete of the YearNext articleMc Areavy family fear they will never get justice for Michaela News Highland By News Highland – November 29, 2019 center_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest Three additional flood relief works for Donegal have been confirmed on foot of a visit to the county today by OPW Minister Kevin Boxer Moran.At a meeting at the Donegal County Council offices in Lifford, €1.9 million was announced for additional projects in Ballybofey/Stranorlar, €6.8 million for Ramelton, and €3.3 million for Ludden, Buncrana.Minister Joe Mc Hugh acknowledges it’s a slow process, but he says the works, which will help to alleviate flood risks for more than 120 properties, will be progressed as quickly as possible.He says work already announced will go to tender without delay……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/joerawfunds.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Leas Ceann Comhairle and Donegal Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher says the new projects announced today are the culmination of a long campaign, and he also welcomed the confirmation of additional funding for Donegal Town……………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/copefloodfunds.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Pic – Minister Kevin Boxer Moran in the Donegal County Council chamber FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR cliniclast_img read more


first_imgProt Tachapanit/iStock(WILLISTON, Vt.) — While schools are closed across the country, custodial staff are doing their part to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus with deep cleanings lasting several days.To show their gratitude, parents have been raising thousands to pay these janitors overtime.“They really appreciate it and not for a second thought they were deserving of it,” Brooke Thomas of Williston, Vermont, told Good Morning America. “They looked at it as, ‘This is our job. This is what we do.’ I don’t think they’re recognized enough.”Thomas, a mom of four, said her kids’ schools shut down last week after a staff member was potentially exposed to coronavirus.For precautionary measures, janitors did a two-day, thorough cleaning of both Allen Brook School and Williston Central.Thomas chimed in on her local Facebook group, commenting on the hard work these men and women show in the schools.“They’re in a potentially contaminated area, making sure the school is safe for our kids,” Thomas said. “I said, ‘Let’s be mindful of other people going right into the front lines’ and that just sparked a positive conversation. Everyone immediately wanted to help.”Thomas launched a Facebook fundraiser hoping to raise $200. After four days the amount reached $7,450, which was split among eight custodians.Lyall Smith, head of facilities and management at Williston schools, told GMA his staff is extremely thankful.“All my people were really thrilled that they took the time to thank us for what we’re up to,” Smith said, adding that he and his colleagues have been cleaning and sanitizing doorknobs, carpets, floors, lockers and cubbies.“It’s not terribly surprising,” Smith said of the cash donation. “This community is pretty incredible.”Shawna Lidsky, a mom of two from Shelburne, Vermont, followed Thomas’ lead and started a fundraiser for the janitorial staff at Shelburne Community School, where her 9-year-old attends.The GoFundMe campaign has reached $4,000.“There’s eight custodians and my personal goal is to be able to write them each a check for $500,” Lidsky told GMA. “They’re still in the school every day while we’re all home keeping our kids healthy, the staff who’s still there healthy and putting themselves in harm’s way.”Heather Letteney, a mom of two from Medfield, Massachusetts, recently raised $9,200 for 19 custodians. Letteney said those workers are unionized and must get approval before accepting cash gifts over a certain amount.“Whether they get the money or not, they didn’t even care. They were thanking me for even thinking about them,” Letteney told GMA.“They’re keeping the kids and keeping the schools clean,” she added. “This is a time more than ever to appreciate what they do.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. This month’s newsHuman rights Dr Gulleford also gave a paper on the Human Rights Act. This legislation iscreating a great deal of media and public interest but in terms of substantivelaw it creates little that is new, he said. Its main function is to repatriate theEuropean Convention on Human Rights into English law. Bringing the conventionhome as it was put in the government White Paper on the subject. The reasonthat many are predicting an explosion in litigation as a result of the aboverepatriation is that a major procedural bar has been removed in that applicantscan seek redress in the domestic courts. Mobile concerns Exposure to radio waves from mobile phones and base stations was the topicchosen by Dr Simon Mann of the National Radiological Protection Board. His talkset out NRPB’s scientific position over the twin issues of exposure to theradio waves when using mobile phone handsets and when living or working nearthe antennas of mobile phone base stations. Risky business Dr Robin Foster, Risk Assessment Policy Unit, HSE, gave a presentation ondevelopments and influences in risk assessment. His presentation ranged widelyover a variety of topical risk issues and illustrated the procedures the HSEadopts to bring these factors together in ensuring that risks from workactivities are properly controlled. NewsOn 1 Jan 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more