41 St. Paul’s students earned AP Scholar Awards

first_img41 St. Paul’s students earned AP Scholar Awards Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS People Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Posted Sep 2, 2014 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI [St. Paul’s Episcopal School – press release] St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile, Alabama, is honored to announce that forty-one students were listed among the highest scorers in the country by their performance in their AP courses and exams.These AP Scholars have demonstrated college-level achievement through rigorous classes accredited by the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) which provides willing and academically prepared high school students with the opportunity to take college-level courses to earn college credit. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on the AP Exams.AP Scholar: Granted to students who receive grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.Kendall A. Bailey, Virginia G. Cottrell*, Nina C. Crawford*, Zoe S. Donalson*, Marissa F. Donovan*, Taylor L. Evans, William R. Foster, Hallie A. King*, Jonathan Landry*, Klaudia J. Larson*, Rachel McCaslin*, Whitney N. Myers*, Ellis K. Nobles, Matthews O’Connor*, Zachary B. Parker, Brockton M. Payne*, Rebecca M. Pober*, Graham Reeves*, Caroline E. Scott, Richard Smith, Virginia M. Vichi-Miller*, Benton G. Weinacker, Susan D. Wettermark. AP Scholar with Honor: Granted to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, AND grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. Taylor A. Bahos*, Ryan Cox*, Kellsey L. Daggett*, Matthew A. D’Alonzo, Victoria M. Falkos, George R. Irvine*, Wade K. Naritoku*AP Scholar with Distinction: Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams, AND scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Abigail L. Blankenship*, Conner J. Denton*, Holly N. Friedlander*, Alexandra L. Goodwin*, Louis A. Henry*, Katherine B. Jeffries*, John F. Kavula*, Brewer G. Kirkendall*, Jessica R. Knezha*, Katherine M. Steadman*, Danielle C. Williamson*National AP Scholar: Granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. Abigail L. Blankenship*, Danielle C. Williamson*To learn more about these scholars and the Advanced Placement curriculum at St. Paul’s Episcopal School, contact Morgan Berney, Associate Director of Marketing & Communications at 251.461.2145 or [email protected] Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 last_img read more

Exim Tower / SPASM Design Architects

first_img Projects ArchDaily CopyApartments•Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Products used in this ProjectMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Text description provided by the architects. Dar-es-Salaam, a harbour city in Tanzania, retained strong traces of its colonial past. Shaded arcades and colonnades provided a climatically sensitized interface where the building engaged the public. This trend faded over the last half century due to the emergence of a generic global style and a paranoia for security. The transition of the city into a financial hub led to the disruption of the appropriated architectural fabric by brutal monolithic built forms. Amidst the low rise urban sprawl of the city, a fifteen storied building stands out as a ‘tower’. The brief for a speculative office tower curbs any architectural extravagances for economical viability. With Exim Tower, every architectural requirement was carefully synchronized to craft a building coherent to its siting and function. The tower skews to the city grid and orients itself to maximize aspect between surrounding buildings, also allowing for negotiated ingress and egress points. The hassan-green granite clad base grounds the tower and forms a softer, non reflective presence on the street level which along with the open fire sprinkler reservoir with a twenty metre long cascade creates a comfortable micro climate. Save this picture!Courtesy of SPASM Design ArchitectsThe services for the building are tucked into four structural masses that hold up clutter free floor plates. The thin proportions of the tower allows for maximum light penetration, eliminating the need for artificial lighting during work hours. Save this picture!Courtesy of SPASM Design ArchitectsThe principal glazing of the tower is shaded by a stainless steel mesh that filters solar gain, buffers ambient street noise, giving the body of the tower a sinuous weightlessness. Every floor extends in opposite directions along the longer side to create double height shaded terraces that offer comfortable outdoor experiences throughout the height of the building. Save this picture!Courtesy of SPASM Design ArchitectsThese elements, which provide spaces sensitized to human needs and experience, express themselves in a sleek, horizontally stretched silhouette of the tower. We chose to bring value to the project through the comfort of human occupation in hope of enhanced productivity and creating a local icon.Project gallerySee allShow lessLargest Apple Store Opens Today!ArticlesPlaycloud / NAMELESSArticlesProject locationAddress:Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/72087/exim-tower-spasm-design-architects Clipboard Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSPASM Design ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsDabasInstitutional ArchitectureOffice BuildingsDar es Salaam3D ModelingTanzaniaPublished on August 07, 2010Cite: “Exim Tower / SPASM Design Architects” 07 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausStonesCosentinoDekton Surfaces – Cap Ferrat BuildingStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Strata Argentum – Classtone CollectionAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®CeramicsTerrealCustom Shape Terracotta CladdingSeatingInterstuhlPillows – HUBPartitionsBuzzispacePrivacy Booth – BuzziRingMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?爱克西姆大厦 / SPASM Design Architects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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/72087/exim-tower-spasm-design-architects Clipboard Tanzania Exim Tower / SPASM Design Architects 2009center_img “COPY” “COPY” Architects: SPASM Design Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Apartments Area:  1541 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Exim Tower / SPASM Design ArchitectsSave this projectSaveExim Tower / SPASM Design Architects Save this picture!Courtesy of SPASM Design Architects+ 26 Share Manufacturers: HAVER & BOECKER Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_descriptionlast_img read more

£2,000 a day giveaway for charity from the Community Channel

first_imgTo take part in the draw supporters should call the Community Channel on 08708 505 500 or fill in their entry form. Each day this week, the UK’s first annual National Giving Week, the Community Channel is giving away £2,000, for seven winners to donate to their favourite charity.The giveaway is being run in association with the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), who have initiated National Giving Week. The £2,000 can be donated to one charity or split between several. Advertisement  19 total views,  1 views today 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. Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropycenter_img £2,000 a day giveaway for charity from the Community Channel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 October 2004 | Newslast_img read more

LGBTQ2S+ youth targeted again in Florida: Defeat HB241/SB582!

first_imgOccupied Muscogee Creek/Seminole/Timucua LandIn January of 2020, Florida LGBTQ+ organizers mobilized thousands of people against 10 anti-LGBTQ2S+ bills. Introduced into the Florida House of Representatives and with identical accompanying bills in the state Senate, they constituted a gross, blatant attack on LGBTQ2S+ people. They mainly targeted youth, from censoring LGBTQ2S+ education in schools to criminalizing transgender youth who go on hormone replacement therapy. Fortunately, the mobilization was successful and all 10 anti-LGBTQ2S+ bills were defeated. This year, so far, only one has made a return, but it’s particularly odious. House Bill 241 and its accompanying Senate Bill 582 once again target LGBTQ2S+ youth and all youth seeking reproductive health care. HB241/SB582 establishes a “Parents’ Bill of Rights,” which is supposedly meant to increase the interaction of parents with their childrens’ schooling and health. Of course, that is how the right wing would phrase it: It’s a bill to bring the family closer together by getting parents more involved in the lives of their children. However, upon closer inspection, this bill has the potential to destroy the lives of many children, as it firmly establishes children as the property of their parents, incapable of being their own persons and making their own decisions. It rips away any sort of privacy that children may have, or more importantly, may need to have in order to survive in their homes. Under this “Parents’ Bill of Rights,” parents would have complete and total control over any information given by students to their teachers, guidance counselors, school workers or doctors. The bill would make it illegal for any information given by children to the aforementioned caretakers, concerning their health and well-being, to be withheld from parents, either inadvertently or intentionally. What this means is that if a child comes out to a teacher, guidance counselor or any other school official, that individual would have to immediately provide this information to the parents of the child. If a child asks their doctor in a private setting about birth control, or any sort of sexual education or HIV/AIDS education, the doctor would have to immediately provide this information to their parents. With rates of violence against LGBTQ2S+ youth growing, the issue of a child being outed to their parents creates major concerns over the child’s safety. Violence and disowning are two common tactics of bigoted parents when they learn they have a child who is part of the LGBTQ2S+ community. Ultimately what this bill seeks to do is totally remove autonomy from youth with a particular focus on LGBTQ2S+ youth. It is a bill aimed at suppressing a more inclusive curriculum in schools and suppressing an undeniable part of history. Right-wing conservatives like Florida State Rep. Erin Grall will harp on how family is important for the development of youth, but will fight tooth and nail to make sure “family” functions only one way: heterosexual and patriarchal. Youth need rights, not ‘fixing’This writer recalls that during their time in high school, 12 years ago, when a gay friend and classmate from a right-wing, evangelical family was outed to their parents by peers close to them. They were subjected to harsh punishment and total lockdown by their parents, until they “corrected their ways.” Some of my friend’s church peers, who went to the same school, were instructed to “monitor” them throughout the school day. And my friend could only speak and associate with a pre-approved list of friends their parents had. If they were caught speaking to anyone on their parents’ other list, the list of “sinful, immoral bad influences” (of which this writer was one), they were further punished. This had a traumatic effect on them and led to a detrimental relationship with their family as a now openly queer adult. If you find yourself wondering just what the repercussions of HB241/SB582 would look like, consider this anecdote. In terms of what has historically happened to LGBTQ2S+ people with regards to trying to live openly, this is mild in terms of the violence we face, especially LGBTQ2S+ youth. Where is the assistance for LGBTQ2S+ youth who are put out on the streets at alarmingly high rates? Nowhere to be found. Instead they are targeted in an already oppressive society to be erased and, more horrifically, “corrected” or “fixed.” Youth must have the right to shape their destiny. It is the job of a parent or parents to guide their children to make strong, healthy decisions in their lives — to encourage and support them regardless of their sexual orientation and/or gender and to create a strong bond of trust, communication and accountability that is nurturing, caring and affirming. HB241/SB582 ignores all this and insteads demands fear, subservience and repression from youth. We as revolutionaries, whether or not we are part of the LGBTQ2S+ community, and we must fight back against all these oppressive, hateful bills and crush them once and for all. The struggle for LGBTQ2S+ liberation demands nothing less! It is up to us to apply the history of yesterday’s battles to our movement today, to struggle and win tomorrow.Please like Florida Coalition for Trans Liberation on Facebook for more information and to learn how you can get involved! (tinyurl.com/y6xnew7z) Devin Cole is a transgender Marxist organizer and writer. They are the president of Strive (Socialist Trans Initiative), a transgender advocacy organization in northwest Florida, and a member of the Workers World Party – Central Gulf Coast (Alabama, Florida and Mississippi) branch. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Jasmine Harrison becomes youngest woman to row solo across the ocean

first_img RUDDERLY MAD FINISH VIDEO – NEW WORLD RECORD 21 year old Jasmine Harrison of @rudderlymad completes #TWAC2020 in 70 days, 3 hours, 48 minutes and has become to youngest female to row solo across any ocean!A huge congratulations Jasmine! pic.twitter.com/hsRdvQZK7m— Atlantic Campaigns (@ACampaigns) February 20, 2021The organization gave regular updates on Harrison’s whereabouts. She accomplished the feat by rotating sleeping and rowing every two hours.Harrison also posted weekly updates on her Instagram page, sharing adventures such as when she came across a striped marlin and rowed through a stretch of water covered in seaweed.Harrison experienced a setback on Thursday when, with about 100 miles to go, her boat capsized, according to Atlantic Campaigns. At the time, she also informed her safety officer that she had injured her left elbow, and the race doctor went through the injury with her over the phone, the organization reported.Just hours later, Harrison told the race doctor that she was “much happier and calmer,” was working through the pain and would be able to finish the race unassisted.“Rowing an ocean is not over until you step safely ashore, the risks remain throughout, and there is no time to relax,” the organization said in a statement at the time.Upon approaching landfall, Harrison held up smoke signals in each hand, sporting a British flag once ashore.When asked by reporters what the first thing she wanted upon stepping onto land was, she replied, “Food. Definitely food.”Harrison’s adventures also raised more than $14,000 for disaster relief NGO Shelterbox.Before Harrison, the youngest woman to row across the ocean was American Katie Spotz, who crossed the Atlantic from east to west in 2010 at age 22.ABC News’ Christine Theodorou contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund February 21, 2021 /Sports News – National Jasmine Harrison becomes youngest woman to row solo across the ocean Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailitchySan/iStockBY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — A British woman has become the youngest woman to ever row solo across the ocean by completing a 3,000-mile journey across the Atlantic.Jasmine Harrison, 21, was inspired to take part in the challenge after she saw a similar race in 2018, she wrote on Twitter. At the time, she was teaching swimming in the Caribbean and “decided there and then she wanted to do it.”This year, 21 boats from around the world took part in the challenge, which included some solo rowers and others with teams of up to four rowers, according to Atlantic Campaigns, which organizes “The World’s Toughest Row” challenge.Harrison began in Spain’s Canary Islands on Dec. 12 and arrived in Antigua on Saturday — 70 days, 3 hours and 48 minutes, according to Atlantic Campaigns.last_img read more

Teenage boys arrested over neo-Nazi graffiti in Headington

first_img“Reassuring (to an extent) that organised Far Rightextremism is not behind the incident. Oxford will go on being watchful for suchextremism. Deeply worrying that children would do this.” Councillor Tom Hayes responded to the arrests on Twitter,stating: “Excellent and speedy response by @TVP_Oxford to the daubing ofhateful images on a wall. Police reported that the 14 year-old “was also interviewedabout a similar incident in Headington in November.” Councillor Aziz said at the time: “Absolutely disgusted tosee Nazi signs sprayed on a wall and building in Oxford this morning on routeto dropping my nieces off at school. This is how hate is normalised.” The suspects, aged 14 and 15, have been referred to theYouth Justice Service.center_img Last November, Councillor Shaista Aziz discovered twoswastikas painted on the wall of a Headington community centre. Police have notconfirmed whether this is the incident in question. The graffiti featured swastikas and references to Friday’s far-rightterrorist attack in New Zealand, in which a 28 year-old man gunned down 50worshippers at two Christchurch mosques. Police have arrested two teenage boys in connection with neo-Nazi graffiti which appeared in Headington on Saturday.last_img read more

EPA Proposes Updates to Lead and Copper Rule to Better Protect Children and At-Risk…

first_imgAs part of Children’s Health Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed rule that significantly improves the actions that water systems must take to reduce lead in the nation’s drinking water. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the proposal at an event in Green Bay. This action represents the first major overhaul of the Lead and Copper Rule since 1991 and marks a critical step in advancing the Trump Administration’s Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures.“Today, the Trump Administration is delivering on its commitment to ensure all Americans have access to clean drinking water by proposing the first major overhaul of the Lead and Copper Rule in over two decades,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “By improving protocols for identifying lead, expanding sampling, and strengthening treatment requirements, our proposal would ensure that more water systems proactively take actions to prevent lead exposure, especially in schools, child care facilities, and the most at-risk communities. We are also working with the Department of Housing and Urban Development to encourage states and cities to make full use of the many funding and financing options provided by the federal government.”In conjunction with today’s announcement, EPA and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have launched a new website that summarizes available federal programs that help finance or fund lead service line (LSL) replacement. The new resource also includes case studies demonstrating how cities and states have successfully leveraged federal resources to support LSL replacement projects.“During my time as a physician, I saw firsthand the devastating impacts lead exposure can have on children,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “I applaud the EPA for taking action to reduce lead exposure in drinking water, particularly in our most vulnerable communities.”The agency’s proposal takes a proactive and holistic approach to improving the current rule—from testing to treatment to telling the public about the levels and risks of lead in drinking water. When finalized, this proposal will:Require more water systems to act sooner to reduce lead levels and protect public health.Improve transparency and communication.Better protect children and the most at-risk communities.The proposal focuses on six key areas. Under the proposal, a community water system would be required to take new actions, including, but not limited to:1) Identifying the most impacted areas by requiring water systems to prepare and update a publicly-available inventory of lead service lines and requiring water systems to “find-and-fix” sources of lead when a sample in a home exceeds 15 parts per billion (ppb).2) Strengthening drinking water treatment by requiring corrosion control treatment based on tap sampling results and establishing a new trigger level of 10 ppb (e.g. trigger level outlined below).3) Replacing lead service lines by requiring water systems to replace the water system-owned portion of an LSL when a customer chooses to replace their portion of the line. Additionally, depending on their level above the trigger level, systems would be required take LSL replacement actions, as described below.4) Increasing drinking water sampling reliability by requiring water systems to follow new, improved sampling procedures and adjust sampling sites to better target locations with higher lead levels.5) Improving risk communication to customers by requiring water systems to notify customers within 24 hours if a sample collected in their home is above 15 ppb. Water systems will also be required to conduct regular outreach to the homeowners with LSLs.6) Better protecting children in schools and child care facilities by requiring water systems to take drinking water samples from the schools and child care facilities served by the system.EPA’s proposal does not change the existing action level of 15 ppb. EPA is proposing for the first time a new lead trigger level of 10 ppb, which would compel water systems to identify actions that would reduce lead levels in drinking water. EPA’s new 10 ppb trigger level will enable systems to react more quickly should they exceed the 15 ppb action level in the future. These actions could include reevaluating current treatment or conducting a corrosion control study. Systems above 10 ppb but below 15 ppb would be required to set an annual goal for conducting replacements and conduct outreach to encourage resident participation in replacement programs. Water systems above 15 ppb would be required to annually replace a minimum of three percent of the number of known or potential LSLs in the inventory at the time the action level exceedance occurs.Additionally, small systems that exceed the trigger and action levels will have flexibility with respect to treatment and LSL replacement actions. This will allow smaller systems to protect public health by taking the action that makes sense for their community.EPA’s Lead and Copper Proposed Rule reflects input received from the agency’s state, local and tribal partners, the Science Advisory Board, the National Drinking Water Advisory Council, and best available peer-reviewed science. EPA is taking public comment on this proposal for 60 days after publication in the Federal Register via:  http://www.regulations.gov [Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0300].FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

HCCCollege celebrates program offerings at new Secaucus Center Hudson County Executive…

first_imgPictured from left: Dr. Christopher Conzen, Executive Director, HCCC Secaucus Center; Nathaly Ibarra Santillan, the first HCCC student to register for Secaucus Center courses; William J. Netchert, Esq., Chair, HCCC Board of Trustees; Dr. Chris Reber, HCCC President; and Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive. ×Pictured from left: Dr. Christopher Conzen, Executive Director, HCCC Secaucus Center; Nathaly Ibarra Santillan, the first HCCC student to register for Secaucus Center courses; William J. Netchert, Esq., Chair, HCCC Board of Trustees; Dr. Chris Reber, HCCC President; and Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive. On Thursday, Sept. 5, Hudson County Community College (HCCC) President Dr. Chris Reber hosted the opening reception of the college’s new Secaucus Center on the Hudson County Schools of Technology Frank A. Gargiulo Campus, at One High Tech Way in Secaucus.Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise, HCCC Board of Trustees Chair William J. Netchert, Esq., Hudson County Schools of Technology Superintendent Amy Lin-Rodriguez, and HCCC Executive Director of the Secaucus Center Dr. Christopher Conzen joined Dr. Reber at the event.“As a former educator, I appreciate the value of this partnership between Hudson County Community College and Hudson County Schools of Technology for our residents, and for the continued economic growth and development of the county,” said DeGise.“Our thanks to County Executive DeGise, the Board of Freeholders, and the Board and administrators of Hudson County Schools of Technology for their support in establishing the HCCC Secaucus Center,” Dr. Reber said.“Our Middle States-approved Secaucus Center focuses on expanding opportunities. It will serve all of Hudson County – especially those who live or work in Secaucus, Kearny, Harrison, and East Newark – with full-credit, college-degree programs offered in the evening. In addition, we are also providing High Tech High School students interested in STEM education with the opportunity to complete an HCCC associate degree upon high school graduation.”“The partnership between Hudson County Schools of Technology and Hudson County Community College aligns with our district’s mission to provide students of all ages with diverse learning opportunities,” said Superintendent Lin-Rodriguez.“By working collaboratively, our current high school students are able to earn an associate degree from HCCC upon graduation, and we are able to expand our post-secondary offerings. I thank County Executive Tom DeGise for continuing to invest in public education, allowing everyone to further their studies and prepare for future career opportunities.”At the event, Dr. Conzen introduced Nathaly Ibarra Santillan, the first student to register at the HCCC Secaucus Center, and presented her with a certificate.The HCCC Secaucus Center offerings include required courses in all HCCC majors. Further, two full-degree programs – Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts (General) and Associate in Science in Business Administration – will be offered in their entirety at the Secaucus Center.Classes are offered in weekday evening sessions, during which an HCCC Student Success Coach is available to assist with degree planning, financial aid and scholarship applications, and transfer/career planning.Hudson County Community College serves more than 17,000 credit and noncredit students annually.Thanks to the College’s comprehensive financial aid programs and services, approximately 83 percent of HCCC students receive financial assistance. HCCC 2019-2020 students are encouraged to apply for the free-tuition New Jersey Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) program, which covers tuition and academic fees for eligible students.For more information about CCOG, current and prospective students may email [email protected], call (201) 360-4222, or visit the College website at www.hccc.edu/ccog.Hudson County Community College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs, including award-winning English as a Second Language, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management, Nursing and Allied Health, and Fine and Performing Arts.The HCCC Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management program was ranked number six in the U.S. by Best Choice Schools. Over 94 percent of HCCC Nursing Program graduates passed the NCLEX first time out, placing the program’s graduates in the top tier of two- and four-year nursing programs nationwide.In 2017, the Equality of Opportunity Project ranked HCCC in the top 5 percent of 2,200 U.S. higher education institutions for social mobility.HCCC has partnerships with every major four-year college and university in the greater New Jersey-New York area and beyond, accommodating seamless transfer for further undergraduate and graduate education.last_img read more

High rents force closure of Benugo’s Westfield outlet

first_imgUpmarket sandwich chain Benugo says it has been forced to close its outlet in Westfield, White City due to “extraordinarily high rents”.A spokeswoman said the company had been losing thousands of pounds at Westfield, despite high footfall levels. The outlet was closed last week, she confirmed.She commented: “Financially it was not beneficial to be there any more, rents are extraordinarily high compared to high street rents, so Benugo decided to leave.”She added that Benugo had also closed its City Road outlet in London in November last year after the landlord for the block decided he wanted to clear the premises to build a large development.However, there were no other closures planned and the fine dining and deli company was continuing to expand its portfolio of shops, she said.It recently opened an outlet in Hanover Street, off Hanover Square in Mayfair, London, and will open next month within the exclusive 62 Buckingham Gate development, near London Victoria station.Benugo, founded in 1998 by brothers Ben and Hugo, currently has 10 high street outlets plus an espresso bar, as well as 11 restaurants and 12 sites in public spaces, such as the Museum of Childhood in London. It also operates in-house cafés in corporate workplaces.The company has a bakery in Bermondsey, London, where it prepares a range of bakery goods to distribute to its outlets.Shops sell sandwiches, cold or toasted, on a variety of different breads, including signature combination options (priced from £4.45), such as the New Yorker – a rustic ciabatta bread filled with British turkey from the Arden forest, crispy bacon, Gruyère with Dijon mayo, lettuce and tomato.last_img read more

Watch Gov’t Mule On Conan O’Brien Tonight!

Tonight, Conan O’Brien has a number of special guests slated to appear on his nightly television program. In addition to actor Jackie Chan and comedian Tig Notaro, Conan will be welcoming Gov’t Mule to perform as his musical guest for Conan O’Brien Presents: Team Coco Wednesday. Currently, the jam band led by famed guitarist Warren Haynes is promoting the group’s latest album, Revolution Come…Revolution Go. You can tune into TBS at 11 pm (EST)/10 pm (CT) to catch the program and get a taste of the latest from Gov’t Mule.Revolutions Come And Revolutions Go, But Warren Haynes Is Here To Stay [Interview/Album Stream]Currently, the members of Gov’t Mule—Warren Haynes, Matt Abts, Danny Louis, and Jorgen Carlsson—are deep into their supporting tour for Revolution Come…Revolution Go. Steeped in the roots and mystique of rock, blues, soul, jazz and country, Revolution Come… Revolution Go enriches Gov’t Mule’s distinguished legacy with cleverly-crafted songs, intelligent and timely lyrical commentary, and downright incendiary playing, while the depth and breadth of the band’s stunning songwriting is displayed with full force. With the political climate in a current state of uncertainty, Gov’t Mule uses their music to express frustration, understanding, and spread the reminder that we are all in this together. The studio time was spent wisely, using the spotlights to provide messages of unity. While there are some political observations on Revolution Come… Revolution Go, there are also introspective ruminations on life and love.[Photo: Dave Vann] read more