Aviva Premiership Sale captain James Gaskell was thought to have broken his leg on Sunday, in the clash with Saracens.There had been worries that the 20-year-old Sandbach youngster, who became the youngest captain in the Aviva Premiership history when head coach Mike Brewer awarded him the armband earlier this month, had fractured his fibula after the lock was forced off during the 28-13 loss to Saracens on Sunday.However, 24 hours on from that defeat at Vicarage Road, the medical update from Sale’s Carrington training base brought a welcome ray of sunshine.“The good news regarding James is that there is no fracture, or even strain, and it looks like he will have an 80 per cent chance of being fit to play at home to Harlequins on Friday,” Brewer revealed. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Gaskell apart, despite an often bruising encounter Brewer reported a clean bill of health as regards the rest of his squad. “The factor that will determine whether James can play will be whether he is able to train on Wednesday.“Had he been ruled out for a week or two I wouldn’t have been overly concerned but, obviously, it is good news that the injury isn’t what we first feared.”
Text description provided by the architects. This house features a dynamic skin, a curtain that covers the long side of the elevation. The intermediate space changes during the day due to the winds of the area. Save this picture!House for a photographer, Szymon Szczesniak. A textile elevation of the house reacts for any tiny wind move, it creates an unusual space for resting, relaxing and finding inspiration.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessLoducca Agency / TriptyqueSelected ProjectsSlowtecture M / Shuhei EndoSelected Projects Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/6866/szymon-szczesniak-house-moomoo Clipboard Poland 2008 Year: Projects CopyHouses•Wilga, Poland Szymon Szczesniak house / Moomoo Save this picture!+ 9 Share ArchDaily Houses Szymon Szczesniak house / MoomooSave this projectSaveSzymon Szczesniak house / Moomoo Area: 130 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Moomoo Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/6866/szymon-szczesniak-house-moomoo Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMoomooOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesWilgaPolandPublished on September 30, 2008Cite: “Szymon Szczesniak house / Moomoo” 30 Sep 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily China Area: 470 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921740/lakeside-plugin-tower-peoples-architecture-office Clipboard Lakeside Plugin Tower / People’s Architecture OfficeSave this projectSaveLakeside Plugin Tower / People’s Architecture Office Photographs Houses “COPY” Architects: People’s Architecture Office Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Weiqi JinSewage Treatment System:Wuxi BOD Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd.Solar System:Advanced Solar Power (Hangzhou) Inc.Decoration:Zhejiang YASHA Decoration Co., Ltd.Shaped Door:Kunshan Anamei Environmental Technology Co., LtdClient:Shenzhen Institute of Building Research Co., Ltd.Principal:Zhe He, James Shen, Feng ZangProject Team:Zhenghua Li, Ziqing Feng, Weixing Xiang, Yuxi Zhou, Guoqiang Liang, Yaxin WangStructure:China Construction Steel Structure Corp. Ltd.City:BeijingCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!exterior. Image © Weiqi JinRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. The Lakeside Plugin Tower is 480 square meters of live/work housing. It is developed in partnership with the Shenzhen Institute of Building Research, a leader in sustainable building design and urban development, as a prototype for the Xiong’an New Area, an important ‘model city’ currently being developed by the central government. Xiong’an is located 100km Southwest of Beijing, and is planned as a clean, affordable and congestion free alternative to the capital. To keep housing affordable in the new city, all housing will be state-owned and subsidized. It is conceived as a low carbon eco-city using 100 percent clean electricity with 10% of the area protected as permanent farmland.Save this picture!birdview. Image © Weiqi JinSave this picture!exterior. Image © Weiqi JinTo minimize the impact of the building on its site, the Lakeside Plugin Tower sits on a foundation of distributed concrete piers. The entire building is raised one story above the ground to allow for storm water to be absorbed into the ground. This aligns with China’s sponge city concept, a rethinking of the asphalt city to reduce extreme flooding and surface pollution in urban areas. The height of the elevated building also allows abundant sunlight for vegetation to flourish uninterrupted across the full site.Save this picture!analysis diagramSave this picture!analysis diagramSave this picture!analysis diagramThe entire building is prefabricated to reduce costs and allow for efficient construction. The building envelope uses a panelized system developed internally by our office and is built separately from the steel structure. The modular Plugin Panels allow for maximum flexibility throughout the life of the building. Locks are integrated into the panels allowing them to be manually installed with unskilled labor and a single tool. Over time, entire sections of each level can be extended or taken away as needed, without affecting the rest of the building. This flexibility further extends the usability of the building while reducing the likelihood of future renovation.Save this picture!exterior. Image © Weiqi JinSave this picture!detail. Image © Weiqi JinSave this picture!entrance. Image © Weiqi JinThe building is designed using net zero building principals. The roof of the building is covered by solar panels. The Plugin Panel enclosure is manufactured using highly energy efficient rigid insulation with floor heating integrated into the floor panels. Full height operable windows allow for maximum natural ventilation. Each floor is connected to service towers that contain vertical circulation and an off-the grid sewage system that offers sustainable wastewater treatment on site.Save this picture!© Weiqi JinThe Lakeside Plugin Tower offers a vision housing development for new cities where buildings are integrated into a natural environment with minimal impact. It is conceived as a system rather than a one off and is an alternative of the typical government supported housing development. Examples of innovation in the project expands across scales and includes the development of new building materials, a flexible structural system that can change over time, and integrated sustainable technologies.Save this picture!terrace. Image © Weiqi JinSave this picture!detail. Image © Weiqi JinProject gallerySee allShow lessSlender House / FORM | Kouichi Kimura ArchitectsSelected ProjectsMachiya House / Downie North ArchitectsSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Beijing, China Save this picture!exterior. Image © Weiqi Jin+ 35Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share Lakeside Plugin Tower / People’s Architecture Office Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921740/lakeside-plugin-tower-peoples-architecture-office Clipboard “COPY” Projects CopyAbout this officePeople’s Architecture OfficeOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBeijingChinaPublished on July 29, 2019Cite: “Lakeside Plugin Tower / People’s Architecture Office” 28 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Tagged with: Events Howard Lake | 12 June 2003 | News 24 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis With sponsorship from Pedigree, Macmillan Cancer Relief will build on the success of last year’s Macmillan Dog Day and run a second Day, aiming to raise over £40,000.The second Macmillan Dog Day will be held on Tuesday 8th July at the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London. The event combines a family orientated afternoon of celebrity judged dog classes and professional dog displays with a glittering event in the evening for some of the charity’s supporters. Jenny Edwards, Head of Events at Macmillan said: “Macmillan Dog Day is a unique event idea with a very different feel to our usual social events. We knew we would need to invest in the event this year in order to build on last year’s success and securing sponsorship will help us to do that.” Advertisement Second Dog Day for Macmillan 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.
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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust has revealed revised guidelines for supporting work in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The focus will be on equality and human rights, with deadlines of 19th March and 20th August.Rowntree says it will fund work that:— Promotes dialogue— Encourages co-operation across religious, racial and political divides– -Addresses poverty and social exclusion.JRCT says it takes no position on the constitutional arrangements within the island, but recognises the strong historical, cultural and practical links between Britain, Northern Ireland, and Ireland. Advertisement 17 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Trust is interested in funding work which:–addresses the root causes of violence and injustice, rather than alleviating symptoms;–cannot be funded from other sources; –is likely to make a long-term, strategic difference.Applications will be accepted from organisations in either the Republic or Northern Ireland or joint applications.Rowntree advice that it would be helpful if applications arrive well before the deadline whenever possible otherways the application may be held over until the next round. Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 27 February 2007 | News Rowntree Trust annouces guidelines for Ireland
Venezuela has offered asylum to 20,000 Syrian refugees. President Nicolás Maduro, head of the revolutionary Bolivarian government, made the announcement on Sept 7. Nearly 11 million Syrians — almost half of the population — have been displaced by war: 6.5 million internally, while 4.1 million have fled the country. (CNN, Sept. 11)Syrian refugees are part of a global emergency in which millions of people are being displaced by the wars and crises of a failing capitalist economic system. The great majority of recent refugees are Libyans and South Sudanese from Northern Africa, Syrians and Iraqis from the Middle East, and Afghans from Central Asia.These refugees are fleeing areas where the United States has either invaded militarily or waged indirect war through proxies. The U.S. has also fomented covert destabilization through sectarian fighting, arms shipments and sending military “advisers.” These areas are all important to U.S. corporate interests intent on exploitation and profit.The U.S. has admitted only 2,000 Syrian refugees this year. All are subject to stringent medical and security checks for “terrorism” that take up to two years to complete. The FBI and other state security groups also track the refugees using the acquired “biographical and biometric information.” (New York Times, Sept. 10)Venezuela is not only offering to provide safety for refugees created by U.S. wars halfway across the globe. The revolutionary country is already home to more than 175,000 Colombian refugees.According to the Sept. 14 Latin American Herald Tribune, Mohammed Alwash, of the U.N. High Commission on Refugees, praised Venezuela for its “generosity” in taking in Colombians fleeing the violence in their own country. The UNHCR profile on Colombia says that “widespread security risks and violence, the forced recruitment of children and youth, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), threats, disappearances and murders continue to occur.” (tinyurl.com/qa9t2v6)U.S. foments terrorUnited States business interests have historically backed Colombian right-wing military and paramilitary death squads that carry out systematic terror against workers and communities in the country. Particularly targeted are workers who organize in industries dominated by U.S. corporate interests, such as mining, oil, coal, flowers and bananas.At one point, four out of every five labor unionists murdered in the world were in Colombia. Legal charges have been brought in the U.S. against Coca-Cola and Drummond Coal for hiring paramilitary squads to intimidate, torture and assassinate workers in the Colombian branches of their businesses.Fomenting war and terrorism by the U.S. in Latin America has continued with the establishment of seven U.S. military bases in Colombia. One is being developed as the new “School of the Americas,” reported the Sept. 10 Workers World. Its purpose is to train police and military forces in repression, torture and special operations covert actions.Wall Street can move capitalist money across national borders in milliseconds. But millions of workers fleeing imperialist bombs and starvation face barbed wire fences and internment camps when they seek to cross those borders.The Bolivarian government’s welcome to both Syrian and Colombian refugees is a ringing call for the workers and oppressed in every country of the world to unite and fight to “open the borders” to all those increasingly displaced by wars waged for corporate profits.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Facebook ReddIt Linkedin Classroom technology frustrates faculty, students World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Facebook printFor many students at TCU the three complaints that are constant during their time on campus are about StuWireless, the food in Market Square and the women to men ratio.But that last one is making a change as the new first-year class has the highest percentage of male students since 1990.The class of 2021 is 42 percent men and 58 percent women, said assistant director of Institutional Research, Lindsey Millns.In years past, however, this imbalanced ratio has not gone unnoticed by students.“All my classes are mainly females with one token male in each class,” said Kirstin Mullins, a senior strategic communication major.Senior nursing major, Julie Torrey, also agreed the ratio is bad in her major.“In nursing, I think it’s more of a negative one to five,” Torrey said.[&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=”//storify.com/michelle25674/tcu-ratio” target=”_blank”&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;View the story “Opinions on the Male to Female Ratio” on Storify&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;]Despite students reactions to the male to female ratio, the percentage of male students in first-year enrollment has been on the rise since 2013.InfogramSince 2007, on average 38.5 percent male students enrolled in the first-year classes.Heath Einstein, the dean of admissions, said the admissions department said gender is a factor is a factor, but not a top priority.“Gender is one of the ways we look at the [student body], but we want to make sure we are attracting a student body that is reflective of society,” he said. “We are looking at where students are coming from, what their background is, what life experiences they’ve been through and many more aspects.”The TCU Admissions Department did a study and commissioned an outside consultant to research the gender ratio and found the following results.Two of the strongest, best-known programs are Education and Nursing. Those are career paths on average pursued by women, not men.The absence of a Law school and, until recently, a Medical school tends to keep some men away.More men participate in the engineering program, however, the size of the program is small by design and not large compared to other known engineering programs, such as A&M and flagship state institutions.“There are a lot of theories as to why TCU usually enrolls more women than men,” Einstein said. “And there is probably an element of truth to all those theories.”Since the first-year male ratio increased to 42 percent, Einstein has seen subtle differences on campus.“There were fewer women that went through recruitment this year,” Einstein said. “That could be a function of the lower percentage.”Vice President of Fraternity Recruitment, Andrew Wilson, said he saw some changes in recruitment too.“Six hundred and fifteen men registered for recruitment,” Wilson said. “In the past four years, on average, about 569 men registered. So, this male increase in the first-year class could have impacted these numbers.Some students, however, still haven’t noticed the difference in the ratio.“When [I’m] at the BLUU [I] don’t notice the ratio,” said Ethan Gallegous, sophomore business major. “I don’t know if that’s the campus size or the flow of the buildings.”Junior history and political science major Jayce Ramsey, however, said the male to female ratio appears more balanced since her first-year class when the ratio was 61 percent women and 39 percent men.“I feel like when I was a freshman it was very noticeable that there was more girls than boys, but I do feel like the incoming class seems a lot more equal,” Ramsey said.Einstein said he doesn’t know what the ratio will look like for next year’s class, but admissions are aware of the male to female ratio balance when crafting the upcoming classes. For not though, Einstein said he is happy with where the male ratio is at and excited to see it increase in the future. Previous articleFrogs edged by No. 19 OSU on two late goalsNext articleHoroscope: October 1, 2017 Michelle Ross RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ Linkedin Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ ReddIt Michelle Ross Rec center app aims to make scheduling workouts easier 41st Jazz Festival gives guest musicians a chance to perform Aardvark closes, Christ Chapel relocates Michelle Ross is a senior Journalism and Communication Studies double major from Austin, Texas. When she is not in the newsroom, she loves to dance, go on random adventures and pet dogs on campus. + posts Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025
Open letter to President Choummaly Sayasone News News Young Laotian blogger gets five years in prison RSF_en Thierry Falise and Vincent Reynaud are appealing to the Laotian authorities to release their two guides currently detained. The two journalists and Reporters Without Borders call on the thousands for people who participated in the campaign for their release to send letters to the ambassadors of Laos in France and Belgium and to the Laotian foreign minister in Vientiane to request the release of the two guides. Radio – last bulwark of media freedom and independence LaosAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts July 25, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal for the release of the guides of Thierry Falise and Vincent Reynaud June 23, 2006 Find out more December 10, 2019 Find out more News Help by sharing this information Thierry Falise and Vincent Reynaud are appealing to the Laotian authorities to release Thao Moua and Pa Phue Khan, who are being held in Vientiane after receiving prison sentences of 12 and 15 years respectively for working as guides for the two journalists while they were preparing a documentary in Laos. A third guide, Tha Char Yang, who was sentenced to 20 years, managed to escape. Other Laotians are believed to have been arrested in this case, but their names are not known.Falise and Reynaud maintain that it is unfair to keep these two Laotians of Hmong origin in prison when all they did was to work for foreign journalists in order to try to make the outside world aware of the humanitarian tragedy which part of the Hmong ethnic group is suffering.The two journalists are concerned about the conditions in which their two Laotian guides are being held. Amnesty International has reported that they have been mistreated by police.Falise, Reynaud and Reporters Without Borders call on the thousands for people who participated in the campaign for their release to send letters to the ambassadors of Laos in France and Belgium and to the Laotian foreign minister in Vientiane to request the release of the two guides.Send letters to these officials:Mr. Soutsakhone PathammavongAmbassador of Laos in France74 Avenue Raymond-Poincarré75116 ParisFax: (+33) 1 4727-5789Mr. Thongphachanh SonnasinhAmbassador of Laos in BelgiumAvenue de la Brabançonne 19B-1000 BruxellesFax: (+32) 2 734-1666Mr. Somsavat LengsavatMinister of Foreign AffairsThat LuangVientiane, LaosFax: (+856) 2141-4009_____________________________________________________________________Two Western journalists freed but Laotian guides stay in jailReporters Without Borders welcomed today’s release of Belgian reporter Thierry Falise and French cameraman Vincent Reynaud after more than a month in a Laotian jail. Their Laotian-born US interpreter, Rev. Naw Karl Mua, was also freed and deported with them by air to Bangkok. However, three Laotians who had acted as their guides remained in prison in Vientiane. February 13, 2017 Find out more News The journalists’ release followed a broad international diplomatic and media campaign. The press freedom organisation deplored their sentencing to 15 years imprisonment on 30 June, officially for “obstructing authority” in the murder of a militiaman killed in a 4 June shooting but in fact for investigating the sensitive subject of the country’s Hmong minority. It condemned the continued detention of the guides, who the authorities apparently do not plan to release. The two journalists and their interpreter, who had been held for 35 days, were handed to their respective country’s ambassadors, who accompanied them to the airport for a flight to Bangkok. When they arrived in Thailand, the journalists thanked the European media for campaigning on their behalf. The three people still in prison – guides Thao Moua and Tha Char Yang and driver Pa Phue Khang – were sentenced on 30 June to between 12 and 20 years in prison for helping the journalists. Follow the news on Laos LaosAsia – Pacific to go further Organisation
kenlh/iStock(ODESSA, Texas) — The suspect who allegedly gunned down seven people and injured more than 20 in a Labor Day weekend massacre in western Texas appeared to have exploited a loophole in federal gun regulations to obtain the AR-type assault rifle he used in the rampage, multiple law enforcement sources told ABC News on Tuesday.Suspected mass shooter Seth Aaron Ator, 36, who was killed by police, was able to get his hands on the weapon through a private sale despite being considered a “prohibited person” barred by law from possessing a firearm because he had been diagnosed by a clinician as mentally ill, federal and local law enforcement sources said.Under federal law, a gun seller may not sell a weapon if he or she knows the buyer has been flagged by law enforcement but is not obligated to conduct a background check or even ask the purchaser’s status to own a weapon.John Wester, a special agent for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, confirmed that Ator had previously failed a firearms background check.“The background check was run through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. The NIC system did work. He applied to get a gun. He was denied a gun,” Wester said at a news conference on Monday, but declined to say why Ator was rejected.Sources later told ABC News that Ator was rejected because he was mentally ill.Ator was terminated from his job at the Journey Oilfield Service in Odessa on Saturday morning, just hours before he allegedly went on a killing spree and minutes before he contacted law enforcement to complain about his employer, Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke said at the news conference.“Right after that firing, he called Odessa Police Department’s 911, and so did his employer,” Gerke said. “And basically they were complaining on each other because they had a disagreement over the firing.”During the calls to the 911 center and a subsequent call to the FBI National Tip Line, Ator never made any threats of violence, Gerke said.Christopher Combs, special agent in charge of the FBI field office in San Antonio, described the calls Ator made to law enforcement as the “rambling and incoherent” gibberish of someone in “great mental distress.” He said Ator complained that the employer who fired him was holding him against his will.“Frankly, the dispatchers, the call takers, couldn’t figure out what he was talking about,” said Combs who added that the FBI tip line gets 800,000 calls a year.Combs said investigators do not believe being dismissed from his job prompted Ator to allegedly commit the massacre.“He showed up to work in a very distressed mental state. So it’s not because he got fired,” Combs said. “This did not happen because he was fired. When he showed up to work he was already enraged.“He was on a long spiral of going down,” Combs said. “He didn’t wake up Saturday morning and walk into his company and then it happened. He went into that company in trouble. He’s probably been in trouble for a while.”The shootings unfolded at 3:15 p.m. local time on Saturday, about 15 minutes after Ator called the FBI’s National Tip Line, Combs said.The first victim in the rampage was a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper who pulled the suspect over for failing to signal before making a turn, Gerke said. As the trooper approached the car, Ator allegedly opened fire with an AR-type assault rifle, wounding the trooper, he said.Gerke said the trooper had no prior knowledge of the phone calls Ator made to law enforcement before pulling the suspect over.Ator then allegedly drove around in his vehicle randomly firing at victims in 20 different locations, including a car dealership and outside a movie theater, police said.The victims killed ranged in age from 15 to 57.One of the victims was Mary Granado, a 29-year-old U.S. Postal Service worker, who Ator allegedly shot to death during a carjacking, Gerke said.The suspect allegedly ditched his car and stole Granado’s postal service van after killing her, Gerke said. He continued driving around the Odessa area, firing at people at random, the chief said.The alleged killer then sped toward the Cinergy center, a local entertainment complex that includes a cineplex and a laser-tag range.Gerke said the carnage could have been much worse had the police not killed Ator before he got inside a crowded movie theater.A cellphone video taken by a witness showed the suspect speeding toward a police roadblock outside the theater before a police officer in a marked SUV rammed the stolen postal van on the driver’s side, causing it to spin out and stop. Within seconds, police opened fire on the van, killing the driver inside, Gerke said.Gerke said the motive for the shooting may never be known because Ator is no longer alive to answer questions.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Firms do not value skills learnt in voluntary workOn 20 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today Employers are failing to recognise the skills that job candidates haveacquired by doing voluntary work overseas, a report claims. Research by Demos and VSO shows that despite the current skills shortages, manyjob applicants are being overlooked by employers when they return fromvolunteering abroad. Employers often view the time spent out of the UK as wasted, when in fact itdevelops a range of skills, including communication, adaptability and strategicthinking, claims the report, Human Traffic. Report author Gillian Thomas said, “Most employers overlooked theseskills because they don’t see volunteering as career-building. We also foundthat overseas experience isn’t considered as valuable as UK experience.” Volunteer work abroad also develops awareness of global issues, culturalidiosyncrasies, language skills, religious understanding and the ability toadapt to environments, claims the report. On returning to the UK ex-volunteers have more advanced interpersonal andbudgeting skills than their contemporaries, but often end up taking reducedresponsibility and remuneration. Thomas said, “The public sector seemed to be more positive aboutvolunteering, but less able to integrate it into their organisations. Therewere even cases of people being demoted on their return. She called on HR professionals to incorporate volunteering into careerdevelopment. She said, “There is a real opportunity for HR to be flexiblein the way people progress and in letting them explain the skills they havelearnt.” www.vso.org.ukBy Ross Wigham Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article