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first_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service El Obispo Primado reacciona a la decisión de Trump de retirar a EE.UU. del acuerdo del cambio climático Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Environment & Climate Change, Rector Washington, DC Donald Trump, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Faith & Politics, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Posted Jun 1, 2017 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York [Episcopal News Service] El presidente Donald Trump anunció el 1 de junio que retiraría a Estados Unidos del Acuerdo de París, un compromiso hecho en 2015 para limitar el cambio climático que firmaron 196 naciones.El acuerdo incluye un plan de decrecer las emisiones de carbón y limitar el calentamiento global a 2 grados Celsius, y un compromiso de las naciones más ricas de proporcionar una ayuda de $100.000 millones a los países en desarrollo. El acuerdo es el primer tratado internacional vinculante que se logra en 20 años de conversaciones sobre el clima en Naciones Unidas.(Haga clic aquí para leer una alerta de la  Red Episcopal de Política Pública sobre la defensa de las asignaciones medioambientales).A continuación la declaración del Obispo Primado:El anuncio del presidente Donald Trump de su decisión de retirar el compromiso hecho por Estados Unidos con el Acuerdo del Clima de París, me hace acordar de la letra del viejo cántico espiritual que habla de Dios y de la creación de Dios con estas palabras: “Él sostiene el mundo entero en sus manos”. El mundo entero pertenece a Dios, como nos enseña el Salmo 24. Dios cuida aun de las más pequeñas de las aves, como enseñó Jesús y como dice el himno (Lucas 12:6). Y a nosotros los seres humanos nos ha sido encomendado el ser fideicomisarios, guardianes y mayordomos de la creación de Dios (Génesis 1:26-31).Estados Unidos ha sido un líder global en el cuidado de la creación de Dios mediante empeños respecto al cambio climático que se extienden a lo largo de los años. El anuncio del presidente Trump cambia el papel del liderazgo de EE.UU. en la esfera internacional. A pesar de este anuncio, muchas empresas, estados, ciudades, regiones, organizaciones no gubernamentales y organizaciones religiosas de EE.UU., como la Iglesia Episcopal, pueden seguir emprendiendo decisiones audaces para abordar la crisis del clima. La frase, “seguimos dentro” se convirtió en una declaración de compromiso para muchos de nosotros que, independientemente de la decisión de nuestro presidente, estamos aún comprometidos con los principios del Acuerdo de París.Los organismos religiosos, como la Iglesia Episcopal, ocupan un espacio único en el movimiento climático de todo el mundo. En el contexto de las Naciones Unidas, la UNFCCC [Convención Marco de Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático, por su sigla en inglés] y el Acuerdo de París, somos un organismo internacional que representa a 17 países en Estados Unidos, América Latina y el Caribe, Europa y Asia y el Pacífico. Somos también una reconocida organización observadora del proceso de la UNFCCC, autorizados a presentar observadores acreditados en las reuniones de la ONU sobre el cambio climático. Además, la Iglesia Episcopal es miembro de la Comunión Anglicana, la tercera tradición cristiana, en número de fieles, de todo el mundo, y nos mantenemos comprometidos a garantizar que los anglicanos de todas partes estén facultados para emprender una acción audaz respecto a la mitigación del cambio climático y la adaptación a él.Sabemos que el cuidado de la creación de Dios comprometiéndonos con el cambio climático no es sólo bueno para el medioambiente, sino también para la salud y el bienestar de nuestro pueblo. EE.UU. está creando actualmente más empleos limpios a un ritmo más acelerado que el de la creación de empleos en casi uno de cada dos sectores de la economía, y una aceleración sin precedentes en el sector de las energías limpias también es evidente en muchas otras grandes economías.Mi oración es que nosotros en la Iglesia Episcopal, en esta y en todas las cosas, seguiremos el camino, las enseñanzas y el Espíritu de Jesús  al cultivar una relación amorosa, liberadora y vivificadora con Dios, con los otros miembros de la familia humana y con toda la generosa creación de Dios.A pesar de las dificultades y los fracasos, la obra prosigue. Este es el mundo de Dios. Y todos nosotros somos sus hijos. Y “el sostiene todo el mundo en sus manos”.Rvdmo. Michael B. CurryObispo Presidente y Primadode la Iglesia Episcopal AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Advocacy Peace & Justice, Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MIlast_img read more

Indiana Farmers Visit White House to Share Thoughts on Trade

first_img Indiana Farmers Visit White House to Share Thoughts on Trade By Gary Truitt – Sep 9, 2018 Facebook Twitter Previous articleLion’s Share of Indiana Corn Crop to Mature by Mid-SeptemberNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for September 10, 2018 Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farmers Visit White House to Share Thoughts on Trade Indiana Farmers Visit White House to Share Thoughts on TradeKendell CulpThree Indiana farmers went to the White House last week to share their thoughts on trade and on the farm economy. Kendell Culp, a soybean grower from Jasper County, along with Ceres Solutions CEO Jeff Troike, and Mike McCloskey of Fair Oaks Dairy gathered with a small group of farmers from across the country for a meeting with VP Pence, Sec of Ag Perdue, and President Trump. “It was a privilege to represent our Ceres Solutions members and our State at such a meeting,” saidTroike. “It was truly an honor… and certainly unexpected when President Trump dropped in to also affirm our efforts to develop effective strategies to benefit producers.  I was pleased to have the opportunity, and it was a trip I will never forget.”Culp said it was a session with the top administration officials listening to what the farmers had to say, “I think they were wanting to take the temperature of farmers out in the countryside to see how much patience we had and what our feelings were about the tariffs.”Culp said the farmers in the group expressed support for the President’s trade policy. They also made it clear, in the end, they expected results and that their patience could not last much longer. “I told them we have a big crop in Indiana and across the Midwest and right now I think farmers are very understanding of what the President is trying to do,” he stated. “Yet, once we get our bins full and there is no market for our crop and the price outlook is not good and bankers want their loans repaid, I think the attitudes are going to moderate.”Vice President Pence led the discussion, and  President Trump and Secretary Perdue outlined their long range strategy on trade for the farmers. “They said concluding NAFTA was their first priority, then working on a new bi-lateral deal with Japan and then the EU,” said Culp. He said the administration felt that, by that time, China would be willing to come to the table.  The First Vice President of Indiana Farm Bureau added that he believes resolution of the China trade war will take a long time.Culp stressed to the group that U.S. agriculture cannot stand a recurrence of the 1980s when the Russian grain embargo caused a decade long downturn in the farm economy, “We lost a whole generation of farmers back then. I don’t want to see that happen again.” Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARElast_img read more

Pasadena Church of Scientology: The Way to Happiness

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business 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 The Way to Happiness is comprised of 21 precepts, each one predicated on the fact that one’s survival depends on the survival of all others—and that without the survival of others, no joy and no happiness are attainable.In the two decades since it was authored, some 80 million copies of the book passed hand to hand, inspiring a movement the likes of which this world has never seen. But as there was still so much more the book could accomplish, 2003 saw the inauguration of The Way to Happiness Foundation International headquarters in Glendale, California.Here educators, corporate executives, legislators and dignitaries learn how to implement The Way to Happiness to the benefit of their communities, businesses and nations. To meet the ever-increasing demand, the headquarters’ print-on-demand facility allows books to be printed in any quantity and in more than 90 languages.To illustrate the books’ precepts, the Church of Scientology further sponsored the production and airing of dramatic film representations of the book. These films are presented in the spirit of the book itself, which is a road map to a happier life through values of compassion and caring that every member of a civilized society holds dear. Additionally distributed internationally and made available by request are the Educator’s Guide and materials to supplement the use of the films in a classroom environment.Presently, 21 The Way to Happiness public service announcements air daily on a variety of media ranging from city buses in Chicago to Samoan rugby matches, Central American food courts and television stations on all seven continents.An international network of volunteers and supporters of The Way to Happiness Foundation now spans 135 nations. Moreover, representatives from groups dedicated to improving moral standards continue to adopt this book for their own use—organizations as diverse as the National Honduras Police, Secretary General of the Philippine Red Cross and the California State Chairman of the Congress on Racial Equality have taken up and now distribute personalized copies of the book. As a further example of the far-reaching use of this book, the National Police of Colombia now use The Way to Happiness book in training their entire force and broadly distribute it to Colombian citizens.Church of Scientology, Pasadena, 35 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, (626) 792-7532 or visit www.scientology-pasadena.org. Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeauty Faith Essays & Inspirations Pasadena Church of Scientology: The Way to Happiness Article and Photo courtesy of THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY, PASADENA Published on Thursday, March 7, 2013 | 4:53 pm Top of the News center_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Subscribe 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. 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Social and Racial Justice Bills Clear Assembly Appropriations Committee

first_img Community News Today, eight of Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bills cleared the Assembly Appropriations Committee. The package of social and racial justice bills that passed include police reform, AB 26; The Upward Mobility Act, AB 105; transportation contracts for disadvantaged communities, AB 349; and real estate appraisal reform, AB 948. The other bills authored by Holden that passed include lead free faucets, AB 100; affordable housing in 710 corridor, AB 512; electric investor-owned utilities’ executive compensation oversight AB 1156; and records management at state departments, AB 1429.“I am pleased to see my social and racial justice bills pass the Assembly Appropriations Committee today. This demonstrates both the commitment of the legislature and the ongoing public support for these important reforms,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “I’m also proud that my bills that would reduce lead in our drinking water and help create affordable housing in the district passed.”AB 26 would establish clear guidelines for police responsibility and accountability when witnessing excessive force by another member of law enforcement, including providing a selection of techniques to establish that an officer has in fact attempted to intercede.AB 100 would set a limit on the amount of lead leaching from drinking water faucets and fixtures.AB 105 would address barriers to upward mobility and inclusion for people of color working in California’s civil services system. Specifically the legislation would require diversity on all state boards and commissions that have volunteers, and reform processes that hinder upward mobility for people of color in the civil service system, giving attention to compliance, the appeals process, and annual parity goals for upward mobility.AB 349 would require half of one percent of SB 1 dollars be used to conduct outreach efforts to small business and disadvantaged business enterprises. The bill aims to bolster efforts to include minority owned and women owned business in a post COVID-19 economic recovery to meet contract procurement goals established by the California Department of Transportation.AB 512 would allow Housing Related Entities (HREs), like city housing departments and affordable housing developers, to purchase vacant land owned by Caltrans in the 710 North Corridor, at the original purchase price, for the purpose of building affordable housing.AB 948 would require the Bureau of California Real Estate Appraisals to gather data on demographic information of buyers and sellers of real estate property and compile data of homeowners from protected classes who file complaints based on low appraisals. The legislation also requires appraisers to take anti-bias training when renewing their license.AB 1156 would retain CPUC oversight of electric investor-owned utilities’ executive compensation structure, and ensure public transparency is maintained for such review.AB 1429 would require the record management coordinators for their respective state departments and agencies to train all employees on correct records retention practices within 60 days of their employment and annually. 28 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeauty Government Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Social and Racial Justice Bills Clear Assembly Appropriations Committee Published on Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 5:00 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Top of the News last_img read more

Crucial meeting to be held on Donegal tourism

first_img Twitter Crucial meeting to be held on Donegal tourism Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – January 29, 2010 Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Newsx Adverts Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleSenator Doherty tight lipped on a possible northern dealNext articleDonegal farmer urged to attend Cork beef meeting News Highland center_img Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Hundreds of Tourism service providers from Donegal  will meet in Sligo on Monday for what Failte Ireland Northwest is describing as one of most important events ever hosted in the region.The tourism roadshow comes off the back of a difficult January for the tourism industry in Donegal with some slight optimism of an upturn as the year progresses.Head of Tourism Ireland Northwest, Paul McLoone, says they are key actions that those in the industry can take to best maximise their business:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/paulraw.mp3[/podcast]last_img read more

Minimum wage to rise from October

first_imgThe National Minimum Wage will rise to £5.80 per hour from October this year, for workers aged 22 and over, the government announced last week. This is a 7p increase per hour on the current rate of £5.73 – a rise of 1.2%.For 18- to 22-year-olds the rate will increase by 6p to £4.83, and by 4p to £3.57 for 16- and 17-year-olds.Gill Brooks-Lonican, chief executive of the National Association of Master Bakers, said the increase “won’t do craft bakeries any good at all”, and favours a freeze on wage increases during the recession. “So many bakeries are really feeling the results of the recession; it’s absolutely crazy,” she added.The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has also said a National Minimum Wage freeze would have been more helpful for businesses. “We pressed for a freeze to the minimum wage because of the severity of the economic downturn, as well as the daily loss of jobs,” said director general of the BCC David Frost.The Confederation of British Industry, however, has welcomed the rate change.From October 2010, the top National Minimum Wage rate will be extended to include 21-year-olds.last_img read more

Success at Bakers’ Fair Autumn

first_imgHundreds of bakers from up and down the country attended the second Bakers’ Fair of the year, held at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate on Sunday.The event, organised by British Baker and sponsored by Norbake, played host to a variety of insightful presentations and practical demonstrations, as well as a number of exhibitors who were showcasing their products and on-hand to talk to visitors.Shaun Williamson, who played Barry in BBC One’s iconic soap Eastenders, was special guest at the event and ensured crowds were entertained during the afternoon. He joined Mike Holling, chairman of the National Association of Master Bakers, on the Bakers’ Fair Stage to judge the Bakers versus Butchers competition.Team butchers prevailed on the day, consisting of Heather Parry and Paul Nicholson from Fodder in Harrogate, who successfully deocrated a cake. The bakers, which included Neil MacSymons and Peter Lonican, piped and created a link of sausages. Other winners on the day included those taking part in the Richemont Club of Great Britain’s competition, which consisted of a number of bakery goods including sausage rolls, scones, cupcakes, bread and Christmas-themed products.Slattery’s took home the Richemont trophy for being the overall top-scoring member of the Club, as well as best in show for a pasty and Christmas fancies, the CSM trophy and the Renshaw trophy. B F Done and Son, based in Wolverhampton, scooped the Rank Hovis trophy and Dumouchel was awarded the Christmas trophy.Trevor Mooney, competition secretary at Richemont, addressed the audience at the end of the awards presentation ceremony and said: “I want to say thank you to the team at British Baker, who kindly let us host our competition as part of this event and made it all possible.”Highlights of the Bakers’ Fair Stage presentations included Christmas-themed demos from Amelia Nutting and Andrea Campbell Jackson of Shuga Budz in Wolverhampton, as well as Baking Industry Award 2012 winners Justin Clapham and Gemma Pickup from Bettys Bakery in Harrogate.Holling also took to the stage with Heather Bowen from the Teenage Cancer Trust charity to launch this year’s National Craft Bakers Week (8-13 October), which included a special video of Channel 4’s The Fabulous Baker Brothers, Tom and Henry Herbert.Martyn Leek, editor of British Baker, said: “The second of our Bakers’ Fair events for 2012 proved to be a huge success and celebrated some of the craft baking industry’s best talent who were finalists and winners in a series of high calibre competitions.”Read the full review of Bakers’ Fair Autumn in the 19 October issue of British Baker magazine.last_img read more

Village Bakery secures private equity investment

first_imgSource: Village BakeryAlan JonesRetirementVillage Bakery was founded by Robin’s father Alan Jones, and his father, after they bought a bakery in Wrexham in 1964.Robin said his dad has earned a “well-deserved” retirement having built the business up from a craft bakery with 15 employees to a business with 530 staff that supplies national supermarkets.It has won many industry accolades, with Alan Jones recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry at the 2018 Baking Industry Awards.“This is exactly the right time for me to step down because the Village Bakery is entering a new and exciting chapter in its growth and development. I am happy and content that the company is in safe hands,” Alan added. Source: Village BakeryAn artist’s impression of the new siteAn exciting milestoneRobin described the investment as an “exciting milestone in the history of the Village Bakery”.“Limerston Capital very quickly understood what the Village Bakery is all about in terms of our ethos and recognised we have a fantastic team of employees and a highly motivated management team with decades of bakery experience.“For our part, as a family, we like that the investment in the company is coming from such a trusted, ethical and reliable source.”James Paget, a Limerston Capital founding partner said it was clear that the Village Bakery was not only already “producing the highest quality baked goods but had a clear vision to expand capacity and reach new customers”.“The resilience of the staff and management and the commendable commitment of key customers in the aftermath of the fire evidenced the Village Bakery as a business of outstanding quality in an exceptionally competitive sector,” he added. Source: Village BakeryProjects director Christien Jones and MD Robin JonesWrexham-based Village Bakery has secured funding to help expand the business and create 115 new jobs over the next two years.UK private equity firm Limerston Capital is backing the family-run business, which will see the current owners retain a ‘material investment in the company’.Village Bakery would not disclose the value of the investment or equity stake Limerston Capital would hold but confirmed the business would continue to be run by the existing management team, headed by MD Robin Jones and his brother Christien who is projects director.Their father Alan Jones, meanwhile, is to step down as chairman after 60 years in the industry.“The whole point of securing the extra investment is to fund future growth because we’re doing really well at the moment and our products are in great demand,” Robin said. “This will help us realise our potential.”The company has three bakeries in the Wrexham area and is gearing up to open a new facility, after its factory was destroyed by a major fire in August 2019.At 140,000 sq ft, the new building is more than three times the size of the original and will house its Baking Academy and Innovation Centre to train a new generation of bakers and develop new products.last_img read more

Research and everyday life

first_imgElizabeth Propst’s teachers often used online materials to supplement the limited resources of her high school in Asheville, N.C. This summer, she’s developing material for students in similar situations as a participant in the Summer Residential Research Programs offered by the Harvard College Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships.From June to August, Propst ’22 and other undergraduates from diverse disciplines — including the sciences, arts, humanities, and social sciences — live together in the Research Village at Winthrop House while working on faculty-led or independent research projects. Many students view the program as an opportunity to engage with issues they personally care about and to reimagine the role of research in everyday life. Propst, who plans to concentrate in English, is a fellow with SHARP (the Summer Humanities and Arts Research Program) for Poetry in America, a digital initiative across platforms that offers free courses and television programming on the art and history of poetry created by Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature Elisa New.“I know firsthand how important it is to have high-quality digital resources for education,” said Propst, who is helping retool an online poetry course, originally taught to college students, into a new pilot program aimed at students in Title I high schools, where a high percentage of students come from low-income families. She researches poems that embody different course themes, including the city, coming of age, and protest, by poets from Walt Whitman to Kendrick Lamar.“In the office, I act as a sounding board for a lot of the stuff that we’re working through because I was the person who was most recently in a low-income public high school,” she said.Through his SHARP fellowship, Jonathan Yuan ’22 is engaging with a different community: Harvard Square. The Massachusetts native is working with Suzanne Preston Blier, the Allen Whitehill Clowes Chair of Fine Arts, professor of African and African American Studies, and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of African and African American Studies on Be the Change! Harvard Square and its Setting, a project that develops research-backed recommendations for future development that maintains the neighborhood’s unique community atmosphere.,“I’m drawn to the project because Harvard Square is very local to Harvard and is a place I feel attached to,” he said. “I want to do something that has an impact in a community, and this kind of work that is central to a place and people has strengthened that wish for me, to change a place for the better.”Yuan’s tasks include categorizing local businesses, noting vacancies and property ownership information for every storefront in the square, as well as interviewing business owners, city officials, and residents. The combination of community engagement, data analysis, and urban planning research allowed him to explore many areas of study and narrow his goals for the future.Julia Shea ’20 is embedded in Harvard’s social world for her fellowship through the BLISS (Build Learning through Inquiry in the Social Sciences) program, working in the lab of Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology Daniel Gilbert on a study about the social dynamics of Harvard roommates. Shea, who is concentrating in psychology with a secondary in molecular and cellular biology, is using data analysis and visualization methods to map survey results from undergraduates about their feelings of closeness with one another.,“I like lab research because it’s generative,” said Shea, who is working closely with Gilbert, Adam Mastroianni, a Ph.D. student in psychology at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and a group of summer interns on the project. “It’s not just about reading things that have already been written, but looking into the future and talking about what questions we can answer.”The results of the study show that in groups of friends, individuals tend to self-enhance and overestimate their value to the group, illustrating some of the ways in which people can distort or misinterpret social situations. Shea may not be working in the lab when the findings are published, but seeing the research process in action has helped her understand better how to approach such projects in the future.“It’s important to pick a project where you’re invested in its outcome,” she said. “It becomes a puzzle to solve rather than doing data analysis that you don’t care about. Having the process be one of discovery makes the project enjoyable.”Ciara Hervás’ commitment to social justice led her to the Long 19th Amendment project managed by the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and led by digital humanist Rachel Guberman. Launching in 2020, the project commemorates the centennial of the passage of the amendment to the U.S. Constitution that granted the right to vote to some women. In addition to a physical exhibition on suffrage history at Radcliffe, Schlesinger Library staff are working to establish an open-access digital archive of information and resources for students, researchers, and the general public.,As a SHARP fellow, Hervás is collecting historical data on black women’s suffrage organizations that will eventually be part of a digital data hub called the Suffrage Portal.“One of the goals of the project is to think about the 19th Amendment in a more complex and intersectional way, and not just as a simple victory story,” said Hervás, a rising junior who is pursuing a joint concentration in history and literature and women and gender studies with a secondary in mind, brain, and behavior.Hervás sees the project as a way to expand both the narrative of suffrage and conceptions of what humanities research looks like in the 21st century.“Humanities research can feel pretty solitary, but being in an environment that encourages you to engage with your peers and take advantage of the community aspect of the humanities can be powerful,” she said. “It’s really nice to have that support.”For Propst, creating community through scholarship is one of the best parts of her work as a SHARP fellow.“Sometimes it can be hard to see how what you’re doing in the humanities is going to help people down the line,” she said. “Seeing my work help 750 high school students who are going to access the humanities is awesome and makes studying the humanities really meaningful.” Service time, and the living is easy Summer reading picks from faculty and staff Relatedcenter_img Need a book for your beach bag? 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Rochelle Walensky to run CDC

first_imgPresident-elect Joseph Biden has named Rochelle Walensky, chief of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Division of Infectious Diseases and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, as the new administration’s director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Walensky, who became an expert in viral testing, prevention, and treatment through her work against AIDS, said in a Monday morning tweet that she is honored to begin work at the CDC and eager to fight the coronavirus pandemic.“I began my medical career at the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis, and I’ve spent my life ever since working to research, treat, and combat infectious diseases,” she tweeted. “I’m honored to be called to lead the brilliant team at the CDC. We are ready to combat this virus with science and facts.”Walensky will take over one of the world’s premier infectious disease institutions at a time of both hope and concern. The U.S. coronavirus pandemic is reaching new depths even as hope rises for a vaccine that can bring it to an end in the coming months. Currently led by Robert Redfield, the CDC has been criticized for its low profile during the pandemic and for failing to stand up to political pressure on coronavirus recommendations. The pandemic’s most prominent government scientist, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci, was named chief medical adviser on COVID-19 to the incoming president.Neither of these roles require Senate confirmation.During a recent Facebook Live event on the prospects for a coronavirus vaccine, sponsored by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Walensky, who has an M.P.H. from the Chan School, detailed the complexity of the task ahead, saying there are “substantial challenges” in distributing a coronavirus vaccine.Among the challenges she listed are the fact that a quarter of Americans don’t have a primary care physician to guide their care, logistical issues such as the two leading vaccine candidates needing very cold temperatures for storage, and the fact that even an early wave of vaccinations of health care and other front-line workers will be substantial, with roughly 80 million people needing two doses each.Born in Peabody, Mass., Walensky received her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Washington University and her M.D. from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is married to Loren Walensky, who is a pediatric oncologist at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, a professor at Harvard Medical School, and director of the Harvard/MIT M.D.-Ph.D. Program. The couple has three sons.Walensky’s appointment comes as Biden continues to fill out his health care team. He selected California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to head the Department of Health and Human Services, which includes the CDC, and Vivek Murthy, who received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, as surgeon general. Tactic would slow spread, researchers report The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Related ‘Test and treat’ won’t stop HIV/AIDS epidemic, study finds U.S. failed to control pandemic, but vaccination provides ‘chance to get next phase right’ Experts say smooth rollout possible although highly complex last_img read more