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Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta: We need spiritual guidance and…

first_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group People Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, 89, delivers the biennial Margaret Parker lecture during the Diocese of Los Angeles’ diocesan convention. Photo: Janet Kawamoto/Diocese of Los Angeles[Diocese of Los Angeles] Legendary labor organizer and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta galvanized some 800 delegates and others Nov. 16 at the 124th annual meeting of the Diocese of Los Angeles, leading rousing chants of “We’ve got the power” and “Si se puede! Si se puede!”And she brought petitions to be signed.“As you leave the gathering here today, you can go out there and help us sign a petition that will bring $12 billion into the California educational system,” Huerta told delegates. “We’re going to ask the large corporate property owners to pay their fair share of property taxes. This is easy!”Over hearty, sustained applause, Huerta urged support for the Schools and Communities First ballot initiative.“We have to get signatures to put it on the ballot for the November 2020 election,” she told the gathering. “It will not affect homeowners. It will not affect small business owners.“Anyone who makes $3 million or less will not be affected. It’s only for the big guys, okay?”Huerta, 89, who founded the National Farm Workers Association along with César Chavez, addressed convention delegates as part of the diocese’s biennial Margaret Parker Lecture Series.The series honors Parker, who died in 2007 at the age of 93. She was an active lay leader and ministry partner with her husband, the Rev. Richard I.S. Parker, who served for 42 years as rector of St. Cross Church in Hermosa Beach, California.A lifelong advocate for women’s empowerment, Parker was actively involved with the Episcopal Church Women of the diocese and Church Women United. She helped lead the way as The Episcopal Church began to include women and people of color in leadership roles in the 1960s and 1970s.She was a co-founder of the ECW Today’s Woman events, later named Tomorrow’s Woman, and was named an honorary canon in 2003 by Bishop J. Jon Bruno.The lecture series honors her life and ministry by addressing topics of peace and justice through the empowerment of women. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori delivered the inaugural address in 2008; the second was given in 2011 by the Rev. Jim Wallis, evangelical leader, author and founder of Sojourners magazine; the third in 2013 by Bishop Barbara C. Harris, first female bishop in the Anglican Communion; the fourth in 2015 by the Rev. Renita Weems, theologian, author and AME pastor; and the fifth in 2017 by Bishop Minerva Carcaño of the United Methodist Church California-Pacific Synod.A tireless advocate … speaking truth to powerThe Rev. Richard Estrada, founder of Jovenes, a nonprofit agency that aids homeless youth, and an assisting priest at the Church of the Epiphany in Los Angeles, introduced Huerta. “As a seminarian, I was on the front lines of the United Farm Worker movement along with Huerta and Chavez,” he said.Los Angeles Bishop John Harvey Taylor adjusts the microphone for Dolores Huerta after her introduction by the Rev. Richard Estrada. Photo: Janet Kawamoto/Diocese of Los AngelesEstrada described Huerta as a tireless leader, teacher and activist who didn’t hesitate to advocate for human rights. “I remember her speaking truth to power to politicians who were trying to duck hard decisions and circumvent social justice,” Estrada said.“She taught us by example. She taught me how to be tough and to stand up for what is right, especially in the face of intransigent power,” he said.Huerta charged delegates with exercising not only spiritual guidance, but spiritual activism, eliciting laughter with: “I’ve heard they go together. You can’t have one without the other.” She urged delegates to start at the beginning, by improving the educational system.Los Angeles Bishop John Harvey Taylor invited Huerta to deliver the lecture, and Canon Lydia Lopez, a longtime parishioner at the Church of the Epiphany in Los Angeles who organized along with Huerta and Caesar Chavez, coordinated the arrangements.Huerta called Estrada “a very, very courageous individual. He has always been such a visionary, taking care of homeless children in LA, helping them get to school, to find housing, jobs.“And going into the desert – he was one of the first persons that took water into the desert for the people who are trying to cross, making sure that undocumented people had a place not only to sleep but to eat, feeding hundreds of homeless people every single day.”Getting back to basicsHuerta is the daughter of a New Mexico miner and farmworker who won a seat in the New Mexico Legislature in 1938. She was inducted into the California Hall of Fame in 2013. Two former presidents have singled her out for recognition: In 1998, President Bill Clinton awarded her the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award, and in 2012, President Barack Obama bestowed on her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award.Six schools — four in California, another in Fort Worth, Texas, and a high school in Pueblo, Colorado — have been named in honor of Huerta, a former teacher.Staff from the Dolores Huerta Foundation brought petitions for convention-goers to sign, along with some mementos of the legendary civil rights leader. Photo: Colleen Dodson-Baker/Diocese of Los AngelesIn remarks frequently interrupted by applause and laughter, she urged delegates to join her and “to fortify ourselves, to take on the issues challenging our society, country and world. We have to start with the basics and start thinking about what we as institutions, as individuals, can do to erase some of the wrongs happening right now.”Teaching “the true history of the United States … what isn’t in the schoolbooks” is the way to take on such challenges as racism, gun violence, education and salary inequity, she said.For example, she said, children should be taught that slaves built the White House and the halls of Congress.And children should learn that people of color and immigrants from Mexico, India, China, Japan and elsewhere built the nation’s infrastructure, Huerta said, “so they should never feel like outsiders. And then our Anglo children will not be fed with that poison of white supremacy and white privilege.”Children must be taught “that we are one human race. We have a lot of different ethnic groups, cultures, nationalities, but only one human race … and that human race began in Africa,” she said. “So we can say to all of those people in the Ku Klux Klan, the white nationalists: You’re Africans. Get over it.”That, Huerta said, means “We’re all related.” She invited delegates to take the hand of the person beside them and say, “Hello, relative.”“You’ve got to start spreading this message,” she said.About the wall that President Trump said he would build along the “Colorado border,” she said, “I think he was looking at a map of the United States from 1847. If you go to Google and Google ‘maps of 1847,’ it’s going to be kind of shocking. When you look at the map of the U.S. in 1847, you will find that one-third of the United States was Mexico.”And although Russia has come under heavy international criticism for invading and seizing land in Crimea and Ukraine, she said, “This is what the U.S. did to Mexico.”“So when they tell people from Mexico, when they tell us to go back to where we came from, we can say, ‘We are where we came from. We didn’t cross the border; the border crossed us. We were here before the border.’”She decried child separations and children in cages at the border and multinational corporations that place profit above human rights and safety, and called for free child care and education for all.Paraphrasing Gandhi, she added, “There are enough resources in the world to fill the world. There are enough resources in the world to fill the need. But we will never have enough resources to fill the greed.”She called upon delegates to work to eradicate racism, to protect labor unions and to advocate for social justice and women’s empowerment.Leadership is present in every community, she said, citing a woman who wanted her children’s school to have a new gym. The woman and her husband circulated a petition to pass a bond issue; it succeeded, and the gym was built. Afterward she was elected to the school board.“When she got elected, the principal wanted to do away with the school breakfast program,” Huerta said. “She got rid of the principal and kept the program.”Such organizing begins with the basics, she said. “Go and have house meetings. Talk to folks. Find out the issues. Make an action plan. Volunteer to do the work.“We have sued our high school district because of their large expulsions of African American and Latino American students. We had 2,600 students expelled in one and a half years.“I’m glad to say that after the lawsuit, expulsions dropped from 2,600 students in one and a half years to 26.”The now-legendary 1965-1970 UFW-backed grape boycott began with just 40 farmworkers who left Delano, California, to go to New York City to learn how to strike, she recalled.“In one and a half years, through the efforts of those 40 farmworkers, talking to people, 17 million Americans boycotted grapes.”Huerta urged participation in the upcoming census and getting reluctant community members involved, saying, “Go door to door and tell people, ‘Please, you have to participate in the census. If we do not get counted, we will lose millions of dollars.’“The only way we can make things happen is by all of us working together. We have the power.”– The Rev. Pat McCaughan is senior correspondent for The Episcopal News and vicar of St. George’s Church, Laguna Hills, California. 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Try Savers & Rib Breakers 5

first_imgWednesday Aug 22, 2007 Try Savers & Rib Breakers 5 Yes guys and girls, it’s here finally – Try Savers and Rib Breakers 5 is out. After months of waiting, nagging, and encouraging, the 5th instalment of this highly rated compilation series is now complete and ready for your viewing pleasure. Created by the multi talented Graeme Kennedy, this edition of the brilliant rugby hits compilation video is packed with over 6 mins of try saving and bone crunching action that would surely make your mama cry. Edition 5 includes clips from the Pacific Nations Cup, 6-Nations, Tri-Nations, Super 14, Sevens and a few well known classics that are worth watching over and over again. Keep an eye out for the famous Gregan/Wilson tackle, Jonny Wilkinson’s try but not really, and of course…The Chiropractor’s rearrangement of the 19 year old Springbok’s bone structure. As always, let us know what you think and which is your favourite of the 5 in the series. Constructive criticism, song suggestions and ideas for future clips are welcome. And remember, always make sure you put the ball down as quick as possible… Set It Off by Thousand Foot Krutch ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Try Savers & Rib Breakers Related Articles 331 WEEKS AGO Try Savers and Rib Breakers 13 478 WEEKS AGO Try Savers & Rib Breakers 12 – Rugby World… 578 WEEKS AGO Try Savers & Rib Breakers 11 From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyOlder Men Need to Know This 1 Weird Tip Before It’s Too LateSmart Life ReportsThe 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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A Storming try by Schalk Brits in Cape Town

first_imgSunday Apr 20, 2008 A Storming try by Schalk Brits in Cape Town The battle to be make the top four takes a step up in intensity this round. With intensity however, came a shaky performance from both the Stormers and the Hurricanes as the encounter threatened to break the world record of the most handling errors in one half.Though the second half didn’t exactly live up to the full potential of such an exciting match-up, there was opportunity for some extravagant play (as shown here) from the home team. Watch for yourself and see the endeavor, strength and skill from the Stormers as hooker Schalk Brits dives over for this killer try.So’ialo’s Hurricanes hit back shortly after, but could not, in the end, over turn the Stormers and so slip to 6th on the log while the men from Cape Town leap to 4th (from 9th!). 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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. 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Walensee House / km Architektur

first_img Year:  Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/4899/walensee-house-km-architektur Clipboard Switzerland Area:  690 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2007 Save this picture!+ 21 Share ArchDaily CopyHouses•Switzerland “COPY”center_img Architects: km Architektur Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officekm ArchitekturOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousingSwitzerlandPublished on August 08, 2008Cite: “Walensee House / km Architektur” 08 Aug 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HouseShower ColumnshansgroheOverhead ShowersWindowsKalwall®Kalwall® in Featherstone High SchoolLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxSealantsEffisusBi-adhesive Tape – 2BondDSConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsPlantersJakobGreen Walls – GreenKitUrban ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Benches and Litter Bins in Public Space ImprovementsPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsFreifrauArmchair High – MarlaAcousticBASWA acousticThermal-Acoustic System – BASWA CoreMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?瓦伦湖住宅 / km Architektur是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Walensee House / km Architektur Houses Walensee House / km ArchitekturSave this projectSaveWalensee House / km Architektur ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/4899/walensee-house-km-architektur Clipboard “COPY” Text description provided by the architects. The alone location of this single family home in Unterterzen, with a clear view of lake Walensse and the mountains of Churfürsten, is spectacular. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsThe property which is located on the slope of a green meadow offered the conditions to realize the floating design which captivates through its clear form and the use of natural materials using concrete, glass and wood as structural material. Save this picture!A loggia encircles the building on the water side, fulfills an open living space and creates a flowing transition between interior and exterior with a fantastic panoramic view. The effect is intensified by sliding glass doors as high as the room itself on this side of the façade. The back of the house appears to be more closed. Rooftop photovoltaic panels and a stove in the living room produce most of the energy for the home.Project gallerySee allShow lessCarabanchel Housing / dosmasuno arquitectosSelected ProjectsSeeko’o Hotel / atelier d’architecture King KongSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

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Second armed attack on Tamil newspaper in 10 days

first_img Follow the news on Sri Lanka News Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial April 15, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Second armed attack on Tamil newspaper in 10 days Help by sharing this information to go further Receive email alerts There has been a wave of harassment and violence against Uthayan since the start of the year. An Uthayan distributor was attacked on 10 January and the newspapers he was transporting were burned. Thevanayagam was summoned by the Criminal Investigation Department on 18 January for questioning about an article implicating senior army officers.At least five of the Uthayan’s journalists have been killed since 2002 in attacks by government forces or pro-government paramilitaries.Sri Lanka is on the Reporters Without Borders lists of “countries under surveillance” and is ranked 162nd out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Sri LankaAsia – Pacific News RSF_en Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge News January 13, 2021 Find out more Organisation Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Uthayan editor Premananth Thevanayagam told JDS: “Speaking in Tamil and threatening them with their guns, the attackers told the staff in the printing section to disperse. When the staff refused to obey, they opened fire on them and the machinery, before setting fire to the machinery. Fortunately, no one was injured.”Thevanayagam added: “We will no longer be able to print the newspaper at full strength as our main printing machine is damaged beyond repair.”The only Tamil-language daily that never stopped publishing during the 1983-2009 civil war, Uthayan recently covered cases of land seizures by the military and local authorities in the north of the island.Thevanayagam said he thought this coverage “could have been one of the motives for the attacks, as well as the debates prompted by the elections of provincial councillors.”In the pre-dawn attack on Uthayan’s distribution office in Kilinochchi, 100 km southeast of Jaffna, on 3 April, the office was ransacked and four employees were injured. Following this attack, Uthayan asked those in charge of the police in the north of the island to provide the newspaper’s main offices with protection, but the request was ignored. Uthayan’s website was inaccessible at the time that this press release issued (see cached version).Reporters Without Borders and its partner organization, Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS), firmly condemn a pre-dawn armed attack on the Tamil-language daily Uthayan’s headquarters in the northern city of Jaffna on 13 April, just 10 days after a similar attack on Uthayan’s distribution office in the town of Kilinochchi.In the 13 April attack, three gunmen threatened Uthayan security guards and staff members and forced their way into the printing department, where they opened fire on equipment and then set fire to it, causing major damage but no injuries.“We are appalled by this latest attack, which comes amid growing threats and violence against the Tamil media, and we offer our complete support for Uthayan’s journalists, whose courage has our admiration and respect,” Reporters Without Borders and JDS said.“The police should have agreed to the newspaper’s request for protection after the 3 April attack on its office in Kilinochchi. The passivity of the police in the face of repeated crimes of violence against Uthayan, and the systematic impunity enjoyed by those who carry out these crimes, render the government directly responsible.” Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists July 29, 2020 Find out more News Photo : onlineuthayan.com July 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Police appeal for information following damage to Church in Derry

first_imgHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Police are appealing for information following the report of rubbish being set on fire in the grounds of a church in the Aileach Road area of Derry at approximately 8.30pm on Monday, 26 October.A number of windows in the church were damaged as a result of this fire.If you have any information in relation to this incident please call Foyleside Neighbourhood team on the non-emergency number 101 WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Previous articleFour arrested following assault in StrabaneNext articleTrainer Martin Brassil on his plans for the new National Hunt Season News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – November 8, 2020 Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Police appeal for information following damage to Church in Derry Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

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BB gun found at scene of fatal police shooting of California teen Hannah Williams: Prosecutor

first_imgCourtesy Williams Family(LOS ANGELES) — The family of a 17-year-old girl who was shot to death by a police officer on a Southern California freeway is demanding answers, but officials said on Tuesday that the officer who killed the girl has yet to be interviewed by investigators.Hannah Williams was identified by her family as the young woman who was fatally shot by a Fullerton police officer on Friday evening on the 91 Freeway in Anaheim, police said.Police officials have described Williams as a “suspect” and initially said investigators recovered a “possible handgun” at the scene of the shooting.On Tuesday afternoon, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, which is investigating the shooting, said in a statement that a BB gun designed to look like a Beretta 92 FS handgun was recovered at the scene next to Williams. Shortly after prosecutors released information on the replica handgun, Williams parents and relatives held a news conference to ask that the officer involved in the shooting be suspended without pay and urged California Gov. Gavin Newsom to consider directing state Attorney General Xavier Becerra to launch an independent investigation into the shooting.“As you can imagine, we are more than devastated, not only by what happened to Hannah but the resulting news reports and events that have transpired since July 5th,” said Williams’ godmother, Lynette Campbell, reading a statement written by Williams’ father, Benson Williams, who stood nearby crying.“Losing Hanna is hard. The circumstances in which we lost her has made it that much harder,” Campbell said. “As of today, we still do not have clear answers about what happened to Hannah. The information that we have received from the police department has changed several times.”She described Williams as a “beloved daughter, sister, niece, granddaughter, friend.” “She had her whole life ahead of her,” said Campbell, adding that Williams worked as a lifeguard and often volunteered with her parents at community health fairs.Williams’ family is working with civil rights leaders Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Jarett Maupin of the National Action Network to find answers to what they said “appears to be another unjustified shooting of a young person of color.”“We want Rev. Sharpton to shine a light on what happened here in Anaheim. We want to know why police felt the need to shoot and kill a 17-year-old unarmed teen girl,” Benson Williams said in a statement.The shooting unfolded just after 7 p.m. on Friday, when a Fullerton police officer dressed in his uniform and driving his K-9 to a veterinarian in a marked police cruiser spotted a car driven by Williams allegedly speeding eastbound on the 91 Freeway, according to the district attorney’s office.“At some point, the two vehicles made physical contact,” the district attorney’s statement reads.Moments later, the officer who shot Williams radioed an emergency dispatcher to say he had been involved in a shooting on the eastbound 91 Freeway, according to a statement from the Anaheim Police Department.Williams was taken to a local hospital, where she died.Police have not said what prompted the officer to open fire on Williams.Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt said Tuesday that no further information is being released at this time.“We would love to be able to, but the officer involved has not been interviewed yet, so we can’t release information that could potentially influence his statement to investigators,” Wyatt told ABC News.He said the officer, whose name had not been released, is scheduled to be interview by investigators on Thursday.Maupin said the family does not know where the BB gun found in the rental car Williams was driving came from.“Really we don’t have any information other than they found that gun somewhere on the scene and that’s circumstantial,” Maupin said. “It was a rental car. This young lady had several siblings, and we don’t know who that gun belonged to.”Wyatt said three different agencies are involved in the investigation. The Anaheim Police Department is investigating whether Williams committed a crime, while the Orange County District Attorney’s Office is probing the potential criminal culpability of the officer.He said the Fullerton Police Department has launched an administrative investigation into whether the officer violated department policy.The Orange County medical examiner’s office is scheduled to release Hannah’s body to her family on Tuesday afternoon. The family said it plans to seek an independent autopsy.“We want the public to know right away, how many times our daughter was shot and whether or not she was shot in the back,” Benson Williams said in his statement.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Ready steady go!

first_imgReady steady go!On 4 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Ilene Dolins of GMAC Global Relocation Services examines how companies canbetter prepare employees for working abroad – with a little help from the firm’slatest Global Relocation Trends SurveyThe way businesses operate across borders is changing rapidly and onlycompanies prepared for these changes will survive and thrive. Companies withhigh levels of success in their international assignments are the same onesthat have integrated US domestic and international programmes into a singleglobal HR programme. They have embraced a global perception of their entireworkforce. GMAC Global Relocation Services (GMAC GRS) conducted its eighth annualGlobal Relocation Trends Survey in November and December 2001, in co-operationwith the US National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) and the SHRM Global Forum.Participants represented 150 companies that conduct business worldwide, andthose responding were senior HR managers and international relocationprofessionals, primarily from US-based multinational companies (83 per cent). The survey covered such topics as the impact of current events on expatriateprogrammes; the shift away from long-term assignments; outsourcing relocationprogrammes; changes in the expatriate population; female expatriates;assignment success; retention; and the impact of technology and communication. The ‘pressure point’ of this survey was not the events of 11 September, butthe global economic climate and its impact on individual business sectors withsignificant expatriate workforces or global operations, says Bill Sheridan,senior director of the NFTC. Sectors most affected were technology, telecoms,power and utilities and financial services, the latter because”cross-border deals were drying up”, Sheridan tells globahr. Since the survey tracks global relocation trends over eight years, manycompanies use it to benchmark their own policies and programmes. Sheridan says,”Employers still look to what’s happening in their own individual sectorto decide what they should be doing.” A key figure in the survey was the amount of revenue the participatingcompanies realise outside their home country. At 44 per cent, that figure hasbeen consistent for the past few years. With almost half of business growth inother countries, the need for global talent that is trained and interested in aglobal assignment becomes more important than ever. As a result, companies canno longer count on finding the right person when a need arises. They mustanticipate opportunities and ensure that people who are eagerly awaiting theopportunity for a global assignment have been well trained. Dave Whitwam, CEO of Whirlpool, reinforces this: “The thing that wakesme up in the middle of the night is not what might happen to the economy orwhat our competitors might do next – it’s worrying about whether we have theleadership capability and the talent to implement the new and more complexglobal strategies.” Ever-changing world conditions demand greater preparation, responsivenessand flexibility than before. A prime example of how quickly the world canchange was 11 September. A question was included about the impact of thosetragic events on global relocation programmes, and 96 per cent responded thatno impact was felt. Because the survey took place just after that event,however, it may have been too soon to tell if changes to relocation programmeswould be affected. Indications are that changes are indeed taking place ascompanies institute stronger security measures; review ‘danger’ locations morecarefully; and put crisis management programmes in place for unforeseenemergencies. Overseas assignments Companies appear to be taking a more cautious approach to making internationalassignments, but there does not seem to be a reduction in expatriate activity.While expat activity continues to increase, only about a quarter of thesurvey’s respondent companies had an increase in their expat populations in2001, compared to nearly half in the 2000 survey. Another 39 per cent expectedactivity to remain at the same levels, 7 per cent more than in 2000. E James Simon, president and CEO of GMAC Global Relocation Services, pointsout that in addition to the challenges put forward by 11 September, “theworld was already experiencing financial pressures that were leading to a moreprudent approach to global expansion. However, companies recognise their growthopportunities outside their home country, and [in] global expansion andconsequently, international assignments continue to go hand in hand.” Changing perceptions The survey results revealed some disappointing outcomes. HR professionalswill likely need to focus even greater attention on ensuring that companyleaders perceive global assignments and human capital costs as hard-core costsof doing business instead of as non-essentials. HR issues, such as identifyingpools of potential candidates for global assignments and conductingintercultural awareness programmes, ranked much lower on scales showing howrespondents’ companies prepared for global expansion than “determiningbusiness objectives and needs” and “evaluating programmes to ensureneeds are met”. To change the reigning perceptions the HR professional must play an integralpart on his or her company’s strategic planning team. A failed assignment cancost a company three to five times the employee’s annual salary. And notattracting first-choice candidates can interfere with the company’s objectivesin a particular country. Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, says: “Headquarters at GEdoesn’t run companies. It runs a school that teaches how to run companies, anddoes it so well that GE maintains a huge trade surplus in talent. That’s myjob. We spend all our time on people. The day we screw up the people thing,this company is over.” To develop a proactive global relocation programme, an understanding isneeded of what motivates people to be successful. When asked when and whyexpats leave the company, 6 per cent said during the assignment; 13 per centwithin one year; and another 13 per cent within two years. In GMAC’sexperience, the numbers are actually higher, reaching perhaps as high as 40-50per cent within two years. Unfortunately, the way organisations are structured, the human resourceprofessional responsible for sending someone out and bringing them back nolonger has responsibility for tracking the former expats. An astounding 49 percent of respondents didn’t know what would happen when they returned home. Global fluency is critical to a successful international assignment andcentral to this is understanding cultural differences and having the ability toadapt to them. Global organisations are only as good as the global talent ofeach employee and their ability to recognise how profound changes in worldmarkets affect all operations. Individuals need to understand the uniqueness ofdifferent cultures in the way they approach business issues. Most companies (69 per cent) provide cross-cultural preparation of at leastone day’s duration. Forty-four per cent provide training for the entire family;21 per cent for the expat and spouse; and 4 per cent for expats alone. Whencross-cultural preparation is available, 67 per cent of expats participate. Whenasked if cross-cultural preparation is mandated for employees going oninternational assignments only 30 per cent said yes. The selection process When selecting people for international opportunities, it is important tocarefully select and assess those who will go on assignment, and equallycrucial to keep in mind that someone who might be successful in Brazil might bea poor candidate for Singapore. As HR professionals know all too well, peopleare often selected by a business manager based on their availability andtechnical skill. In response to a survey question ranking assignmentobjectives, on a scale of 1 (least common) to 5 (most common), filling a skillsgap ranked highest (3.1), followed by launch a new endeavour (2.8), andtechnology transfer (2.7). Management expertise and transfer corporate cultureranked below these (2.2 and 1.9 respectively). Companies need to provide a variety of assignment opportunities for the”new traditional family”, where the spouse/partner does notnecessarily join the expat on assignment because of their career path orpersonal issues related to children’s education, elderly parents, and so on.There are also more ‘significant others’ – both same sex and opposite sex.Forty-four per cent of respondents include provisions for significant others intheir relocation policy, up from 30 per cent in the 2000 survey. Those companies that adapt their programmes to meet the needs of this new‘family unit’ will successfully meet their global business challenges. Morethan half of the respondents indicated they are exploring alternatives tolong-term assignments, for instance. For them, the chief reasons are costeffectiveness, obtaining first-choice candidates and dual-career couples. Otherapproaches companies are taking as an alternative to long-term assignments areexpanding their use of business travel versus relocation, training localemployees and project-related moves. Other highlights include: The number of female expats increased to 16 per cent, up from 13 per cent in2000, and is expected to reach the 20 per cent mark in 2005. In the 1995survey, however, respondents had anticipated the female expatriate populationto be 20 per cent by 2000. The latest results may reflect more realisticexpectations of the growth in the percentage of female expats than in the past.During assignments, most married expatriates are accompanied by their spousedespite what appears to be a negative impact on the accompanying spouse’scareer. Before assignment, nearly half the expats’ spouses are employed, andduring assignment, only 14 per cent of spouses are employed. This is consistentthroughout the eight years of the survey. The primary reason is that workpermit/visa issues prevent spouses from working in many countries. When comparing the careers of expats with careers of employees with nointernational experience, 36 per cent of respondents reported that expatsobtain new positions in the company more easily; 36 per cent said they arepromoted faster; and 24 per cent said they change employers often. Only 25 percent of expatriates had previous international experience, compared to 44 percent in last year’s survey. This could be interpreted several ways: perhapsthere is a smaller pool of experienced candidates, or maybe more people arereaching out for a first-time global assignment. Conclusion Companies with a long-term plan for leveraging the value of their”human capital” will find they have the best candidates to choosefrom for global assignments; supportive, positive families; career path growth;and as their company expands globally, they will have a cadre of leaders withthe training and international experience necessary to take the company intothe future. What companies must ultimately look at, says the NFTC’s Sheridan,is “their investment. Is the employer maximising their investment in theirexpatriates?” Weblinkswww.gmacglobalrelocation.comGMAC Global Relocation Serviceswww.nftc.orgNational Foreign Trade Councilwww.shrmglobal.orgSHRM Global ForumWhat to focus on– Provide training programmes before offering international assignments.Create a surplus of global talent, trained and eagerly anticipating a globalassignment when one is available– Select candidates carefully – look beyond technical expertise.Do they have a supportive family? Will their personal attributes help make theassignment successful? Are they interested in a global assignment?– Provide employee/ family support – a supportive, positivefamily can make or break the success of an assignment. The company needs toprovide programmes from the beginning to long after the return home, includingcross-cultural preparation, home finding, settling in and repatriation Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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OC Comic Convention – April 9 -10

first_imgOC-Con will feature meet-the-artist sessions, discussion panels, costume contests, a superhero run, and, of course, the display and sale of comic books. Members of the 501st Legion of “Star Wars” fame will be in attendance both days. Event details are as follows:When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 9; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 10Where: Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City, NJTickets: Purchase at the door — $5 adults and $2 children (ages 12 and under). Two-day admission is $8 adults and $3 children.Saturday Schedule: 9 a.m. – 1 Mile Super Hero Run (wear your costumes); Noon – Super Hero Dash (save everyone from the villain); 1:30-2:30 – “Let’s Talk Comics Industry”; 3-4 p.m. – “Self Publishing and Promotion in the Digital Age; Participating Bob Petrecca of DC Comics, Marvel Comics and Upper Deck; an exclusive area appearance by Marvel/DC artist Ron Wilson; and many more creative writers and artists.Sunday Schedule: 11 a.m.-noon – “Cosplay: For the Love of Fandom”; 12:45-1:45 p.m. – “DC vs. Marvel Debate”; 2 p.m. – Cosplay Costume Contest (Registration taken Saturday and Sunday).From More Information:Visit the event home page.Go to Artists AlleyShare info on FacebookThe event is sponsored by the City of Ocean City and the Ocean City Free Public Library. Holly PalermoDownload (PDF, Unknown)Ocean City’s first annual Comic Book and Memorabilia Convention will be held April 9 and 10 on the Ocean City Music Pier.last_img read more

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Fazer buys Russian bakery

first_imgFinland-based Fazer Group has taken a majority stake in Russian bakery OAO Volzhky Pekar.The company hopes to double Volzhky Pekar’s €32m turnover in five years, profiting from the booming bakery and snacks markets in Eastern Europe. Fazer Russia plans to increase production by 50% to 75,000 tonnes per year, focusing on fresh bread and pizzas.Fazer already has operations in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, the Baltic and the UK.last_img

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