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NCC ‘profoundly disturbed’ by events leading to Trayvon Martin’s death

first_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC May 30, 2012 at 12:19 pm There is a real “rush to judgement” taking place here. We have no evidence that George Zimmermann’s actions were motivated by racial prejudice or racial stereotyping or that the police were so motivated when they released Zimmermann. What I see is people like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton trying to make political capital out of Martin’s death. For the leaders of the Protestant churches to jump into this situation, when all of the facts have not been determined, is deplorable. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Racial Justice & Reconciliation Rector Tampa, FL 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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Posted Mar 26, 2012 Featured Events An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Comments (1) Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest NCC ‘profoundly disturbed’ by events leading to Trayvon Martin’s death Ecumenical & Interreligious, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET center_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA [National Council of Churches] The President and staff leader of the National Council of Churches said today they are “profoundly disturbed” by the killing of Trayvon Martin, an African American youth.President Kathryn M. Lohre and Interim General Secretary Clare J. Chapman also expressed concern about the racial stereotyping and endemic racism that sparks confrontations of the kind that led to Martin’s death, allegedly at the hands of a neighborhood watch volunteer.In a joint statement during the annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days gathering in the Washington area, Lohre and Chapman said they prayed a thorough investigation of the incident will be a “first step toward discarding historic structural patterns that have caused us to dehumanize one another, and that have placed millions of our sisters and brothers, persons of color, at risk in our society — in their homes, their neighborhoods and in public places.”The full text of the statement follows:The National Council of Churches is profoundly disturbed by the tragic events surrounding the killing on February 26 of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida.We send our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Trayvon. We sadly acknowledge the tragic reality that exists for young men of color and their families who, because of their appearance, fear they will be victims of violence at the hands of police and others. The stereotypes held by police against persons of color, and held by persons of color against police in response – have engendered a dangerous – if not deadly – reality throughout our country.In this case, the police have said Florida law makes it unnecessary for police to investigate the shooting of Trayvon, resulting in unprecedented demonstrations of anger in the U.S. and around the world. Clearly, this tragedy has been compounded by unexamined stereotypes on both sides, and especially by the systemic racism that is pervasive throughout the very fabric of our society infecting our institutions and individuals alike.We do not have all the facts about this terrible incident and it is impossible to know what was going on in the mind of the alleged shooter. But all of us – especially those who are white – must engage in urgent self-examination about the ways we react to persons we regard as “other.” And beyond our personal responses, we must recommit ourselves to root out the endemic institutional racism, both in society and in the church that threatens our ability to live in safety and in community.We welcome signs that systems of justice are moving to fully investigate the tragic killing of Trayvon Martin. We pray these efforts will be a first step toward discarding historic structural patterns that have caused us to dehumanize one another, and that have placed millions of our sisters and brothers, persons of color, at risk in our society — in their homes, their neighborhoods and in public places.We pray for God’s help as we seek to bridge the divisions that separate us from one another. May God forgive us and open all our hearts to one another. Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC Comments are closed. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Paul Spengler says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJlast_img read more

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Junior World Championship – Match highlights from Day 3

first_imgSunday Jun 19, 2011 Junior World Championship – Match highlights from Day 3 Day three of the Junior World Championship ended in drama for some, as the fate of the semi finalists was decided late in the day, with points scored proving the difference between a few of the sides. Here are highlights from four of the games.The Baby Blacks of New Zealandcontinued their fine form as they powered to a 48-15 win over Argentina, making it 18 consecutive wins for the defending champions. While Argentina were looking good at one stage, a clinical second half proved the difference. Englandtop Pool C as they got the better of South Africain a game that at one stage looked as though it could have gone either way. Unforced errors from the Baby Boks and an incredible work ethic from England on defence were two key factors in the game. England took their chances, while South Africa struggled to finish thanks to more than a few excellent try saving tackles, two from the second row.As was seen here a few days ago, Walestook a serious hiding at the hands of New Zealand in their previous pool meeting. This time out they got things together though and punished Italyslack of fire power, winning the game convincingly 56-6. Australias meeting with Francewas always going to prove vital to the layout of the semi finals, and it was France who threw a spanner in the works by reaching their first ever semi finals in the tournament, beating the junior Wallabies 31-25, effectively knocking out South Africa in the process, who finished equal on log points.What that all means is that France will meet rivals England on Wednesday 22 June, while New Zealand will face Australia, who were the best runner up team across the three pools. That game is a repeat of last years final, and will also be on Wednesday, also at the Stadio Comunlae di Monigo.Elsewhere – in games that arent featured here Irelandgot their first win of the tournament as they beat Scotland30-13, while Fijibeat Tonga36-18. Ireland will face South Africa again as they play for fifth place, while Fiji face Wales.A relegation battle will also take place, as Scotland, Tonga, Argentina, and hosts Italy will all fight to avoid ending up in the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy next year. Below are highlights of four featured games. You can navigate through the playlist via the button next to play, or simply sit back and catch up on all the games as it autoplays them.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 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

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iGive’s latest figures

Tagged with: Digital iGive’s latest figures AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Howard Lake | 12 August 1999 | News 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.  19 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Innovative US online fundraising company iGive has just published its latest statistics. CEO Robert Grosshandler commented: “Over 67,000 people have helped over 5,300 different causes by raising over $307,000 to date. Find out more about iGive. read more

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ICFM announce end of Open University course

first_img The Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers has announced that their joint course with the Open University, “Winning Resources and Support”, is no longer available.The Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers has announced that their joint course with the Open University, “Winning Resources and Support”, is no longer available. ICFM said: “The Institute and the University have been in discussions since the beginning of the year but have been unable to make any future arrangements.”Visit ICFM and view UK Fundraising’s directory of educational courses for fundraisers. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis ICFM announce end of Open University coursecenter_img Howard Lake | 5 June 2001 | News 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

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Packyourbags Holidays runs Facebook ‘like’ donation campaign for Plan International

first_imgPackyourbags Holidays is trying to raise money for Plan International’s Girl’s Fund using its recently launched Facebook page. It will give 10p for every ‘like’ of its Facebook page over the next three months.Lat year the company’s Managing Director Mark Kempster and three other staff climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and raised £35,000 for Plan’s ‘Because I am a Girl’ campaign.Plan is using its Because I Am A Girl Facebook page, with its 340,000+ fans, to publicise the fundraising effort by Packyourbags.This is one of two methods of using Facebook ‘likes’ to generate funds. The other approach focuses on building up the charity’s Facebook page subscribers rather than the donor’s, with a corporate or individual donor pledging to give a certain amount for each ‘like’ up to a maximum. This has been adopted by Amnesty International USA and Free The Children’s We Day among others.www.facebook.com/pybtravel  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Digital Facebook Packyourbags Holidays runs Facebook ‘like’ donation campaign for Plan International 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. Howard Lake | 31 October 2011 | Newslast_img read more

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Several journalists summoning by the police

first_img IranMiddle East – North Africa March 18, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information News In a letter addressed to the President of the Republic, Mohammed Khatami, Reporters Sans Frontières (Reporters Without Borders – RSF) protested against the summoning of several journalists by the Tehran police. “We are worried about this wave of interrogations, which appear to be a case of the police interfering in journalists’ private lives”, stated Robert Ménard, Secretary-General of the organization. “We are asking you to use your influence to put a stop to these illegal interrogations”, he added. News June 11, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Iran Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election News Organisation Receive email alerts Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 June 9, 2021 Find out more Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists According to information obtained by RSF, several journalists and lawyers for journalists currently in prison have been summonsed by the Tehran police over the last few weeks. According to reformist member of parliament Ali-Asghar Hadizadeh, interviewed by AFP, they were “questioned about the past, their political and religious convictions, and they were even treated in an insulting manner”. These interrogations were carried out by a section of the Tehran police called Adareh Amaken, which usually deals with crimes of a “moral” nature, and is considered to be closely linked to Iranian intelligence. The police has made no official statement on the matter. The journalists questioned include: Firouz Gouran, director of the suspended magazine Jameh-é-Salem, Noshabeh Amiri, editor in chief of Gozarsh Film, Hoshang Assadi, journalist for Gozarsh Film, and Ali Dehbashi, director of the suspended newspaper Kilk and director of Bokhara. RSF_en to go further February 14, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Several journalists summoning by the policelast_img read more

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Concern that scapegoated press could be prime target in feared crackdown

first_img Reports News Follow the news on Burundi June 5, 2020 Find out more Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists Reporters Without Borders today said it was appalled by ruling party chief Hussein Radjabu’s threatening comments towards the press and, in particular, his personal attack on a journalist with Radio ONUB, a station operated by the local UN mission. Help by sharing this information October 21, 2020 Find out more September 6, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern that scapegoated press could be prime target in feared crackdown News Receive email alerts BurundiAfrica Organisation BurundiAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention to go further News Reporters Without Borders today said it was appalled by ruling party chief Hussein Radjabu’s threatening comments towards the press on 3 September and, in particular, his personal attack on Emmanuel Nsabimana, a journalist with Radio ONUB, a station operated by the local UN mission.“The tension triggered by allegations of a coup plot will soon boil over if nothing is done to defuse it, and the privately-owned press, which is blamed for every problem, will almost certainly be a prime target in an ensuing crackdown,” the press freedom organisation said. “President Pierre Nkurunziza must take the initiative of reestablishing a relationship of trust with the independent media, which have had a rough ride in recent weeks. Intimidation, insults and repression will just aggravate an already disturbing situation.”Radjabu, who is the chairman of the ruling National Council for the Defence of Democracy-Forces for the Defence of Democracy (CNDD-FDD), made his attacks on the press in an address to the thousands of supporters who had gathered in Prince Rwagasore stadium on 3 September to mark the first anniversary of President Nkurunziza’s installation.Describing journalists who criticise the government as “talking skulls,” Radjabu called for the moral of a folk tale to be applied to them, one about a meeting between a man and a decapitated head in which the man asks, “What did you die of, sir?” and the head replies, “I died a natural death but you will die as a result of what you say (Jewe nishwe n’urwabagabo nawe uzokwicwa n’akarimi kawe).” He also referred to Nsabimana as a “beggar” who went around the embassies scrounging wine.The political climate has been poisoned for weeks by the coup attempt allegations, and the fact that many independent media have questioned their veracity. The head of the privately-owned Radio Publique Africaine (RPA), Alexis Sinduhije, said they had been “fabricated” by CNDD-FDD “hardliners” led by the powerful and controversial Radjabu.Second Vice-President Alice Nzomukunda meanwhile resigned yesterday condemning the government’s corruption and “total incapacity” and blaming this on Radjabu, who “does not respect the institutions of the republic,” she said.Every since the coup plot allegations surfaced, Sinduhije’s radio station, RPA, and the other Bujumbura-based stations that interview or quote him have been branded by the ruling party as “hate radios” and “manipulators” pitted against “the democratically-elected institutions.” The authorities ordered the closure of RPA’s branch in the northern city of Ngozi on 18 August, a day after the president warned of “radio stations and journalists who try to act as tribunals and judges.” Anonymous threats, verbal attacks and rumours of imminent arrests are now exacerbating the tension.On the day of the rally at Prince Rwagasore stadium, the CNDD-FDD also wrongly reported on its website that Gabriel Nikundana, the editor of the privately-owned radio station Isanganiro, had fled the country for Kenya in order to seek asylum in Europe. In fact, Nikundana is back in Uganda after a brief trip to Uganda.Reporters Without Borders meanwhile took the opportunity to reiterate its outrage about the plight of Aloys Kabura, the correspondent of the Agence Burundaise de Presse in the northern city of Kayanza, who has been imprisoned there since 31 May for comments he made in a bar criticising the government’s behaviour in an incident involving the police, a dissident ruling party legislator and several journalists. He has been awaiting the verdict of his trial since 28 July. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africalast_img read more

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Man reportedly drove into brick wall, choked passenger

first_img Edward Mitchell An 18-year-old man ran into a brick wall with his pickup and then choked his female passengers to the point where she lost consciousness, an Odessa Police Department affidavit detailed. Edward Mitchell was arrested and charged with assault with impeding breathing (family violence), a third-degree felony, and accident involving damage to a vehicle more than $200, a class B misdemeanor. The assault happened at 2:23 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of 14th Street and Maple Avenue, the affidavit stated. OPD officers saw several injuries to the 19-year-old woman including bleeding on her chin, several red scrapes and several red marks on her neck, the affidavit detailed. The woman stated she and Mitchell were in white 2014 Chevrolet Silverado traveling south at the 1700 block of Maple Avenue when they started to argue. The woman reportedly attempted to exit the vehicle, but Mitchell ran off the road and struck a brick wall at 1750 Maple Ave. Mitchell reportedly continued to drive away and slowed down in the 1500 block of Maple Avenue to let the woman exit the vehicle. The woman was sitting on the ground when Mitchell approached her and used his forearm to apply pressure to her throat, the affidavit detailed. The woman reportedly lost consciousness. When the woman regained consciousness, Mitchell was attempting to drag her back into the vehicle, she stated. Two witnesses intervened when they saw Mitchell put the woman in a headlock and attempted to drag her into a vehicle, the affidavit stated. Mitchell was arrested, charged and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. He has two bonds totaling $25,500 and was still in custody as of Friday afternoon, jail records show. Pinterest TAGS  Previous articleSaltgrass waiter named in Bum Steer AwardsNext articleNational Ladies Homestead Gathering set meeting Digital AIM Web Support Twitter WhatsApp Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 center_img WhatsApp Facebook Local NewsLaw Enforcement Pinterest Twitter Man reportedly drove into brick wall, choked passengerlast_img read more

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CHHS grad receives AKA Pink-Hat Scholarship

first_img Jordan said Hampton didn’t just excel academically; she was involved in extracurricular activities including cheerleading and teaching Spanish to young students, as well as being involved in community activities.“Kendra will be successful in whatever path she chooses in life,” Jordan said.Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington DC in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African American college-trained women.The goals of its program activities center on significant issues in families, communities, government halls and world assembly chambers. Its efforts constitute an important part of the global experience in the 21st century. CHHS grad receives AKA Pink-Hat Scholarship Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Hampton’s parents are Carolyn and Patrick Hampton. Latest Stories Print Article Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like STORMY WEATHER A Troy University van drives through deep puddles of water on University Avenue as the rain continues on Wednesday. Above,… read more Published 11:00 pm Thursday, July 25, 2013 Kendra Hampton is the recipient of the Kappa Pi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha.Kendra Hampton, a 2013 Charles Henderson High School graduate, is the recipient of the Kappa Pi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Pink-Hat Scholarship.Fourteen seniors from area high schools competed for scholarship money via oratorical presentations at the Community Advancement Foundation and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Pink-Hat Scholarship Luncheon at the Enterprise City Schools Service Center.Barbara Cole, scholarship committee chair, said the senior graduates spoke on the topic, “The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protect an individual’s rights to possess and bear firearms. In the wake of recent shootings at schools, movie theater, etc., should the amendment be revised?” Email the author Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “The students had to write an essay of at least 750 words, demonstrate preparatory efforts and deliver the essay in a time span of five to 10 minutes,” Cole said. “They were judged on their ability to address the topic, their creativity, grammatical usage and voice control,” Cole said.Catherine Jordan, a Troy resident and sorority member, said that Hampton is very deserving of the scholarship.“I’ve watched Kendra grow up here in Troy,” Jordan said. “She is an intelligent young woman. She has always set high goals for herself and has been pro-active in her education. Her goal has been to exceeded expectations and she has done that.” By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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

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Met director stands up to damning inquiry findings

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. TheHR director of the Metropolitan Police Service has defended the organisationfollowing the publication of the findings of a damning survey into employmentand workplace behaviour.Thesurvey of more than 15,000 of the 43,000 Met staff forms part of the MorrisInquiry, the independent investigation into professional standards andemployment matters at the police force.Lessthan one in five (19 per cent) agreed that HR/employment policies wereconsistently and fairly applied across the force.Thesurvey also found there was little confidence among staff that the Met wasembracing all aspects of diversity, and the majority believe diversity has yetto become part of police culture.ButMartin Tiplady, HR directorat the Met, told Personnel Today thatthe survey only provided a ‘snapshot’, and did not reflect how the Met hadlooked before, or how it would look in the future.”Iam concerned with the findings, some of which are less impressive than wewished, but we are in an organisation that has come a long way in the pastthree or four years,” he said.Tiplady said management at theMet would now discuss the findings with the Metropolitan Police Authority andstaff associations to create an action plan.IanLawson, who directs the Work Foundation’s Campaign for Leadership and isresponsible for the Met’sleadership development programme, said the results put the Met where heexpected it to be “at this stage in [its] process of transformation”.Summary of evidenceFindingsfrom the Morris Inquiry survey include:–19 per cent of respondents agreed that HR/employment policies were consistentlyand fairly applied across the organisation –  52 per cent said that they were satisfiedwith their current job–58 per cent agreed that their job makes good use of their skills and abilities–58 per cent agreed that their manager supports them to achieve a reasonablework-life balance–30 per cent agreed there is equal access to job and promotion opportunities –29 per cent said they felt their contribution was valued by the organisation–38 per cent said that they were clear about the development opportunitiesavailable to them–46 per cent said they received the training they needed to do their jobsBy Michael Millar Met director stands up to damning inquiry findingsOn 21 Sep 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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