GambleAware noted that the maps are based on a single set of data and cannot provide an exact result, and as such advised local authorities to use the maps in conjunction with local data and information relevant to gambling harm. British gambling charity GambleAware has launched a set of new interactive maps to help identify take up and reported demand for treatment and support services for gambling harms across Great Britain. 25th May 2021 | By Robert Fletcher AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The survey classed 2.4% of adults as ‘problem gamblers’, defined as “gamblers who gamble with negative consequences and a possible loss of control,” a similar figure to the first edition of the survey. It also found that more of these gambler had sought help than in the previous edition. “These new interactive maps can be used to identify shortfalls between treatment and support services and prevalence of gambling participation and harms, which can be used to inform local responses. In areas where there is a reportedly higher reported demand for gambling treatment, the charity encouraged local authorities to do more to promote the existing help available through the National Gambling Treatment Service. Topics: Social responsibility Email Address Social responsibility GambleAware targets wider availability of support with interactive maps The launch of the maps comes after GambleAware’s annual treatment and support survey produced a nationally representative overview of reported demand and usage of treatment and support. Published in March, the GB Treatment & Support survey suggested a rise in the percentage of problem gamblers seeking treatment. Data from the survey was used to help create the new maps. “We want to assist local authorities and services in delivering the best possible treatment and support for gambling harms in their area,” GambleAware’s research, information and knowledge director Alison Clare said. The maps indicate the areas that have a higher take up of gambling treatment and support, as well as the regions where there is a greater reported demand for, or awareness of, such services. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: UK & Ireland “The existing support available through the National Gambling Treatment Service can be used to help address these shortfalls.” Tags: GambleAware
Submit a Job Listing 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI House of DeputiesPosted Jun 13, 2019 Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Mary Frances Schjonberg awarded House of Deputies medal Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN House of Deputies Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA House of Deputies President Gay Clark Jennings presents the House of Deputies Medal to Mary Frances Schjonberg at Executive Council. Photo: Kirk Petersen/The Living ChurchMary Frances Schjonberg, longtime senior editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service, was awarded the House of Deputies medal on June 10 by the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies. Schjonberg, a journalist with more than 40 years of experience, will retire on July 1.In presenting the award during the opening session of the church’s Executive Council meeting in Linthicum Heights, Maryland, Jennings said, Schjonberg’s journalistic standards and integrity “set a standard not only for all other journalists, both in and out of the church, but for all of us whose job it is to govern the church and to make that governance transparent.“She has always—always—advocated for, and sometimes, when it was necessary, fought for, transparency in governance. Even when it was unpopular. Even when there was a cost for her. We all owe her considerable gratitude for her uncompromising standards.”Jennings praised Schjonberg’s commitment to balanced and comprehensive reporting. “I can tell you that one of the reasons her stories are so good is that she asks perceptive questions, she goes out of her way to talk with people on all sides of an issue, and she seeks out people who are not just the usual suspects,” she said. “As a usual suspect, I am particularly grateful for that.”Schjonberg, who was ordained a priest in 2001, joined Episcopal News Service in 2005. Her reporting has included the election and tenures of Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, the story of Bishop Gene Robinson’s election and episcopacy, and the church’s move toward the full inclusion of LGBTQ people. When her retirement was announced, Schjonberg said, “I have been blessed to have what all journalists hope for: the chance to witness history and be able to write about it.”In retirement, Schjonberg and her spouse, Sharon Babb, will continue to live on the New Jersey shore, where she will pursue freelance writing and supply preaching.Jennings, who was first elected at the 77th General Convention in 2012, established the medal in October of that year to honor clergy and laypeople who have given distinguished service to the House of Deputies and the Episcopal Church.The triennial General Convention is the governing body of The Episcopal Church and includes the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies. 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Photographs: Pablo Diaz-Fierros+ 31 Share Apartments Arquitectos: Estudio Cano Lasso Area Area of this architecture project Spain CopyProject Architects:Diego Cano Pintos, Gonzalo Cano Pintos, Alfonso Cano PintosCollaborators:Luis Pancorbo Crespo, Belén Sanz Montoya, Estela Rodríguez Cadenas, Cristina Monjas López, Inés María Martín Robles, Sara Arroyo CondeTechnical Architect:Manuel Ballester DianaStructures:InecoBuilding Services:3i-ingenieríaConstruction:SanrocónCity:CádizCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. We submitted an entry to the competition attracted by the uniqueness and attractiveness of Cadiz, a city with a decadent character, somewhat forgotten and marginalized, but with a richness that transcends its own space and time, the trace and reflection of the different cultures that have marked its captivating personality over the centuries. Oblivion has been its great ally and the sea its powerful defense, and so it presents itself to us today, true to its scale, to its color, with an infinite variety of whites tinted by natural light, and its texture, as poetic action of time. Exempt from the catastrophic developments that in past decades have ruined other cities of similar worth, or as a “lesser evil” have become caricatures of their former selves. Year: CopyAbout this officeEstudio Cano LassoOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsCádizSpainPublished on May 02, 2013Cite: “Housing in the Historic District of Cadiz / Estudio Cano Lasso” [Viviendas En El Casco Histórico De Cadiz / Estudio Cano Lasso] 02 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/784767/nest-apollo-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/784767/nest-apollo-architects Clipboard Lighting: Nest / APOLLO Architects SIRIUS LIGHTING OFFICE Photographs: Masao Nishikawa Mechanical Engineer:Naoki MatsumotoTotal Floor Area:90.58m2Exterior Finish:autoclaved lightweight aerated concreteFloor:Oak FlooringWall:Emulsion PaintCeiling:LauanPrincipal Use:Private housingArchitect In Charge:APOLLO Architects & Associates, Satoshi KurosakiCity:NagoyaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Masao NishikawaRecommended ProductsDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsText description provided by the architects. This small house located within a commercial area near Nagoya station is built on a lot with 43 sqm in steel frame structure of three levels, while building area is less than just 33 sqm. The chic building exterior, covered with brown-colored louver and exterior wall with gray-colored spray paint, looks as if like a nest of a bird. Save this picture!Section AA / BBThe 1st floor level consists of a garage space in a piloti style for a small car, the entrance to the house at the end of the approach, and a main bedroom, while the 2nd floor level is compactly provided with a children’s room and water section. The entire space of the main bedroom is treated as furniture to be conscious about the tightness of the space, thus a bed with storable mattress was provided along with a headboard equipped with indirect lighting system, creating a cozy and intimate atmosphere only available within such “tight” space.Save this picture!© Masao Nishikawa The children’s room on the 2nd floor level is intentionally kept as an open layout continuous to the staircase area, allowing to be used as a multi-purpose space for adding spatial flexibility to the entire house. Because of this house in such small configuration, it is necessary to provide a niche space beyond pure functionality. A cockpit-style kitchen is provided on the 3rd floor level for mother and daughters to enjoy cooking together in the future, while this kitchen is connected to a compact dining table to make the space as a central focus of the house. The finish of the built-in kitchen and the interior is consistent by the use of lauan plywood, creating a sense of unity within the small space and pleasant feeling from its fine details.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Masao Nishikawa The top light above the double-height living space provides ample daylight, creating an open atmosphere with the view to the sky. Louver of the balcony allows visibility from inside, while the sight from the outside is blocked to control the privacy level. This is the prototype of an urban residence, realizing the originality of the client by making the best use of the site conditions.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaProject gallerySee allShow lessArt Gallery Aldama-Fabré / BABELstudioSelected ProjectsBe Kids for One Moment / RIGIdesignSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Masao Nishikawa+ 15 Share Japan Houses Projects Year: Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates Area Area of this architecture project Lighting Design: Area: 43 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” LED CopyHouses•Nagoya, Japan Photographs Nest / APOLLO ArchitectsSave this projectSaveNest / APOLLO Architects Structural Engineer: Nomura Structure, Nomura Motoi “COPY” 2015 CopyAbout this officeAPOLLO Architects & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNagoyaJapanPublished on April 02, 2016Cite: “Nest / APOLLO Architects” 02 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Tagged with: Research / statistics 21 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Internet shopping is to be included for the first time in measuring the retail price index. Mail order is already included in the calculation, so the inclusion of online shopping is a clear indication that it is regarded as a mainstream method of shopping.Some commentators have said that including online shopping, where many consumers enjoy steep discounts, could reduce the inflation rate by 0.5%.If charities needed any reminder that their trading companies need to be testing online selling, this is it. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Internet shopping in RPI Howard Lake | 9 October 1999 | News
Tagged with: diversity Institute of Fundraising Howard Lake | 21 March 2018 | 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. Institute of Fundraising seeks nominations for new Fellows Current Trustees of the Institute and members of IoF Nominations Committee, which recommends Fellowship to the Board of Trustees, are excluded from the process. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 200 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 199 total views, 1 views today The Institute of Fundraising has begun its annual process of inviting nominations for new Fellows to the Institute.Institute members are encouraged to nominate someone who has made a “significant voluntary contribution” to the Institute and who has demonstrated leadership and /or development of the fundraising profession. In other words, Fellows are recognised for their contribution to fundraising “above and beyond their day job”.Fellowship of the Institute is designed to acknowledge the commitment given by fundraisers and fundraising leaders “to help develop and promote fundraising as a profession”.Fellows in turn are expected to offer advice, guidance and support to trustees, staff and IoF members.Nominees must be members of the Institute of Fundraising.The Institute has for some time been encouraging more diversity amongst its Fellows. This year, not least following its establishment in February of its new expert advisory panel on equality, diversity and inclusion, it is included this request in its call for nominations.Caroline Siddall, IoF Fellow, said: “I was so delighted, and surprised, to be welcomed as a Fellow of the Institute last year – it’s a real privilege to have your hard work recognised by your peers, and reinforced why I’m so proud to be part of this amazing community.”Nominations can be made until 13 April 2018. Fellowships are announced at the Institute of Fundraising Convention in July.
Facebook Twitter SHARE Tiny Plants Could Cut Costs, Shrink Environmental Footprint Previous articleGary Wilhelmi Weekly Comment 5/14/2012Next articleCorn and Bean Planting Near a Month Ahead of Year Ago Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Tiny Plants Could Cut Costs, Shrink Environmental Footprint By Andy Eubank – May 14, 2012 SHARE Tall, waving corn fields that line Midwestern roads may one day be replaced by dwarfed versions that require less water, fertilizer and other inputs, thanks to a fungicide commonly used on golf courses.Burkhard Schulz, a Purdue University assistant professor of plant biochemical and molecular genetics, had earlier found that knocking out the steroid function in corn plants would create tiny versions that only had female sex characteristics. But brassinazole, the chemical used to inhibit the plant steroid biosynthesis, was prohibitively expensive.One gram of brassinazole could cost as much as $25,000, so Schulz started looking into other options. He found that propiconazole, used to treat fungal dollar spot disease on golf courses, is more potent and costs about 10 cents for the same amount.“Any research where you needed to treat large plants for long periods of time would have been impossible,” Schulz said. “Those tests before would have cost us millions of dollars. Now, they cost us $25. This will open up research in crops that was not possible before.”Schulz’s earlier work showed that inhibiting steroids in maize produced short, feminized versions of the plants that developed more kernels where pollen would normally grow. Those findings came from adding chemicals and altering genes to disrupt steroid production. His new finding shows that a widely available fungicide can do the same thing.“We can change the architecture of a plant the same way that has been done through breeding,” said Schulz, whose findings were published in the journal PLoS One. “We can treat plants with this substance throughout the plant’s life and it will never be able to produce steroids.”That could be significant for seed producers, who must mechanically remove tassels, the male portion of the plants, so that they do not pollinate themselves. The process is labor-intensive.Shorter plants that produce the same amount of grain could also reduce agriculture’s environmental footprint. Those plants would need much less water, fertilizer and pesticides. Schulz said wider application on golf courses could also slow grass growth, minimizing the amount of mowing that would have to be done.“This could significantly reduce costs for golf courses,” he said. “If you could eliminate one cutting per week even, it would be considerable because there are so many golf courses.”Schulz said propiconazole is recognized as a safe chemical for humans.“They treat golf courses with it. People are around it every day,” he said.Schulz plans to test other grain crops to see if propiconazole would retard steroid production in those plants, or whether the effect is specific to maize. He is also determining which genes the fungicide affects. The research project is a collaboration between Schulz’s Purdue team and researchers at Seoul National University in South Korea.A National Science Foundation CAREER grant funded his work.Source: Purdue Ag Communications
Faith & Youth Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center United Synagogue Youth (USY) Article and Photo by the PASADENA JEWISH TEMPLE & CENTER Published on Friday, February 8, 2013 | 3:08 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Subscribe Top of the News Make a comment Community News United Synagogue Youth (USY) is designed to engage today’s teenagers in a program of informal education and social involvement that helps foster a sense of Jewish identity and belonging, as well as to provide opportunities for personal growth, Jewish learning, spirituality, self-expression, and community service. PJTC’s USY chapter meets regularly throughout the year with a variety of programs – educational, cultural, social, athletic and religious. In particular, PJTC USY seeks to engage our youth to contribute to society through the performing of mitzvot, through social action initiatives and community service.USY promotes and supports youth-driven leadership at every level of the organization through its active youth board structure at the chapter, regional and international level. There are opportunities for leadership development – working on a committee, helping design and implement a major program or becoming an elected officer. There is room for everyone – all you need is the desire to share your talents.Our chapter is a closely knit group of dynamic kids that participate in monthly Lounge Nights, Regional Activities, as well as monthly weekend programming. We strive to provide participants with a strong Jewish identity as well as a social network of Jewish friends. We hope that you will give us a try by stopping by one of our Lounge Nights.For more information, contact the Youth Director Elah Davidson at [email protected] More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes
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WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Facebook Local NewsGovernment Pinterest Previous articleHays appointed to county judgeNext articleECISD job fair admin By admin – June 11, 2018 Pinterest Committee discusses TRE budget priorities, high school options WhatsApp Facebook Budget priorities for a tax ratification election and options for Ector County Independent School District’s overcrowded high schools were discussed at a Bond Advisory Committee meeting.Superintendent Tom Crowe also gave an impassioned statement defending the progress his administrators, principals and teachers have made during his five-year tenure.Crowe has announced he is retiring in December.The district’s current total tax rate is $1.15 per $100 valuation. If the TRE passes it would be $1.22975 per $100 valuation.An 8-cent tax ratification election would bring in about $11.4 million. Chief Financial Officer David Harwell said a TRE, plus an increase in property values would cost the average home owner $152.80 more a year. Of that $152.80, $89 would come in from the 8 cents.He used an average home price of $170,687. Among districts of similar size, Harwell said ECISD was the only one with a $1.04Budget priorities for a tax ratification election, if it passed would be:A 2.75 percent raise for all staff, which would cost $7 million. In the current budget, Crowe said no raises are budgeted for anyone.Fifteen buses at a cost of $1.5 million.Restoring 20 percent of categorical and departmental allotments for $1 million.If the TRE passes, nine elementary teaching positions will be budgeted at a cost of $550,000.Supplemental middle school reading curriculum at a cost of $500,000.Controlled access at campuses for $300,000.Six police cars for $200,000.Equipment upkeep and repair for $200,000.Two lesson writers as recommended by WLK Educational Consultants. WLK conducted a curriculum audit focusing on kindergarten through third grade English Language Arts. Crowe said two lesson writers are in the district’s proposed budget.An agriculture farm vehicle for $50,000.If the board approves having a tax ratification election, it would be held Sept. 4, Crowe said Monday.Possible options for Odessa and Permian high schools, which have around 4,000 students each, also were discussed at each table by committee members.Some of the ideas discussed were the same as those from the last bond issue, such as converting Ector Middle School into a high school.Some other ideas were to create freshman centers; build a high school dedicated to career and technical education; adding more middle schools; having one super high school; having micro high schools with 400 students or less; having ninth and 10th and 11th and 12th grade centers for each high school; a new high school on the north side; dynamiting Ector Middle School and building a new school on the south side.Lisa Wyman, another committee member, said both a TRE and bond are needed, but she is fearful that the TRE is being rushed and asked about going for a bond and TRE together.Crowe said that hasn’t been discussed because of the failure to pass both in November 2017.Committee member Collin Sewell said lack of community support for a TRE could impact the superintendent search.Shari Story, a member of the bond advisory committee and vice president and acting president of the local chapter of the Texas State Teachers Association, said she thinks it’s a good idea to separate the tax ratification and bond elections.“We just have so many things we need — really need. I’m for both of them, but I think it would be good to separate them,” Story said, noting that this was her personal opinion.Story said she thinks teachers would support a TRE.“The taxes would be less than the raise, unless you have a really amazing house. I do disagree with a first-year teacher getting the same raise as a 30-year veteran,” she said.Crowe emphasized that the teachers and administrators have worked their tails off in the last five years to reduce the number of schools on improvement required under state accountability regulations from 21 to the current eight.Crowe said the district has opened three new elementary schools and two early college high schools and changed school boundaries twice without much public outcry. He added that a lot has been done in the last five years, but he’s not sure teachers and administrators have been given the credit they deserve for the progress.Crowe said the district is not perfect and it’s not where it needs to be, but it is going in the right direction.Sewell told those attending the meeting that they should all have a voice in the process and not be afraid to speak up.“Tom really defended the success of his administrators, principals and teachers tonight. I absolutely embrace and support that wholeheartedly. What I didn’t want to have happen was that (in) his passion for their success to convey that all of a sudden if you had an opinion that didn’t support teachers that it would come across as if you were being negative and I would never think he would mean that, or think that he would mean to construe it, or convey it that way,” Sewell said.“So that’s why I wanted to reiterate to the group, please you still have to have a voice even if you may not say it perfectly, you still have to have a voice so that we can find best solutions,” Sewell said.