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FSA says UK bank tests will be tougher than in Europe

first_imgThursday 17 March 2011 9:50 am Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndo John Dunne whatsapp A pan-EU health check of banks currently underway will be useful and more consistent than last year’s flawed exercise but Britain’s own stress-test is tougher, Financial Services Authority Chairman Adair Turner said. “I suspect you will find that our parameters will be tougher and tighter than the European ones. They were last year,” Turner told reporters during a briefing on the watchdog’s prudential risk outlook report.The European Banking Authority is due to publish on Friday the economic shock scenario that some 88 banks across the European Union will have to test to see if they end up with enough minimum capital.“We think the European stress test will be a useful exercise,” Turner said. This will be because of a greater “commonality” and less variability among countries than last year.The results of the EU test will be published in June but the UK won’t publish the results of its own stress test.Turner said that since November 2008, all UK banks have passed the FSA’s rolling programme of stress tests.Turner said the biggest banks will face a capital surcharge above the new Basel III global bank capital requirements that come into effect from 2013.“My own belief at the moment is we will end up with a global agreement for some level of surcharges. The debate is fundamentally about how much rather than whether or not there will be some,” Turner said. “There is a significant global support for an element of equity. The argument that equity is the best form of it has significant support around the world,”The debate now centres on what sort of “exchange rate” there could be so that a surcharge made up of pure equity would equal a larger amount in less a pure form of capital such as contingent capital or CoCos, Turner said. Tags: NULL whatsappcenter_img More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com FSA says UK bank tests will be tougher than in Europe Show Comments ▼ Sharelast_img read more

Huge injury blow for Munster after RG Snyman’s debut lasted just 7 minutes

first_imgTuesday Aug 25, 2020 Huge injury blow for Munster after RG Snyman’s debut lasted just 7 minutes Springbok World Cup winning lock RG Snyman has been ruled out for at least six months with a knee injury. Snyman was diagnosed with an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury after falling hard in the 7th minute of his side’s 27-25 loss to Leinster in Dublin on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENTThe big second row, who was signed alongside fellow World Cup winner Damian de Allende as the two big moves in the summer for Munster, is unlikely to see action again until late in the new season.Snyman limped off and the worst was feared, something that was confirmed by the club on Tuesday morning when the ACL injury was diagnosed. Normally an ACL injury requires six to nine months on the sidelines, something that will hit Munster hard after recruiting the Springbok World Cup winner.“When he was at his most vulnerable, both lifters let him go,” said a member of the commentary team.“It has been confirmed that the province’s newest debutant, RG Snyman, sustained an ACL tear in the opening minutes of Saturday night’s PRO14 encounter against Leinster,” a team statement said.“The lock will meet with the specialist next to discuss surgery and management.”ADVERTISEMENTMunster also received further bad news when former Stormers lock Jean Kleyn and Irish prop Dave Kilcoyne were ruled out for undisclosed periods with neck ligament and ankle injuries respectively.“Dave Kilcoyne and Jean Kleyn have also been ruled out for the immediate future with both players requiring rehabilitation periods for respective ankle and neck ligament injuries.“The squad gathered at the HPC this morning to commence preparations for the Round 15 PRO14 encounter against Connacht, with players and coaches taking part in the next phase of the IRFU’s routine PCR testing.Munster face a tough test in the final round of PRO14 this weekend against Connacht, a game they need to win to ensure their spot in the semifinals of the PRO14 tournament.ADVERTISEMENTCatch up on highlights from the match below Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Weekend House / Pokorny Architekti

first_img Projects Architects: Pokorny Architekti Area Area of this architecture project Weekend House / Pokorny ArchitektiSave this projectSaveWeekend House / Pokorny Architekti Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/204463/weekend-house-pokorny-architekti Clipboard Save this picture!© Dano Veselský+ 16 Share “COPY” CopyHouses•Povazska Bystrica, Slovakia Houses Slovakia 2011 Weekend House / Pokorny Architekti Area:  130 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Photographs:  Dano VeselskýText description provided by the architects. At the very beginning of the weekend house’s design was client’s quite vague idea of a „Slovak traditional wooden house somewhere in the mountains of Central Slovakia“. Save this picture!© Dano VeselskýRecommended ProductsSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHotel ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood at World Hotels Salinda ResortsWoodEGGERCompact LaminatesWe ran a thorough analysis of the available facts and at the end we decided, that as our client lives in a little village Nosice, but works in Slovak’s capital plus he owns a nice area right behind his current house overlooking the local mountains Javorniky, the most logical thing (to avoid yet more travelling with the family over the weekend) would be to build his weekend house there, where he lives, right in his existing garden in Nosice. Save this picture!© Dano VeselskýThe core of the weekend house is a two storeys high gathering/living/eating space with a tile stove. This core is functionally extended by a roofed atrium and wellness area on the ground floor and two loftlike bedrooms on the 2nd floor. Save this picture!exterior studyThe construction is made of layered and insulated wood pannels on the critical corners reinforced via steel profiles. The interior/exterior concept is based on the original idea (“traditional wooden house”) visually transformed in the fully wooden skin as from the outside (thermo pine) so from the inside (larch slabs) together with a up to date furnishing.Project gallerySee allShow lessAustralia House Proposal / Andrew Burns ArchitectArticlesPortuguese architect Paulo David selected as 2012 Alvar Aalto Medal recipientArticles Share CopyAbout this officePokorny ArchitektiOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesPovazska Bystrica3D ModelingSlovakiaPublished on February 03, 2012Cite: “Weekend House / Pokorny Architekti” 03 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesProdemaProdEx Wood Facade in the Aspen Art MuseumSealantsSikaRenovation of Zeitz MuseumSinksBradley Corporation USAVerge Coordinated Soap Dispenser and Faucet SetsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Etch PrintingWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEngineered Wood FlooringAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Australian Oak Engineered FlooringLouvers / ShuttersConstruction SpecialtiesSunshades – Airfoil LuxMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?周末住宅 / Pokorny Architekti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 Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/204463/weekend-house-pokorny-architekti Clipboardlast_img read more

DR Residence / su11 architecture+design

first_img “COPY” 2013 Houses Projects DR Residence / su11 architecture+design United States Save this picture!Courtesy of su11+ 16 Share DR Residence / su11 architecture+designSave this projectSaveDR Residence / su11 architecture+design Architects: su11 architecture+design Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769971/dr-residence-su11-architecture-plus-design Clipboard CopyHouses•Darien, United Statescenter_img “COPY” Photographs:  Courtesy of su11Construction Firm:Prutting & Co. Custom BuildersProject Manager:Hart MarlowClient:Dreiss/RoppArchitect In Charge:Erich Schoenenberger, Ferda KolatanCity:DarienCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of su11Recommended ProductsWoodAccoyaTimber Cladding on Stadtcasino Basel ExtensionWoodBruagChoosing Exterior Perforated Panel MaterialsChairsB&B ItaliaArmchair – JensText description provided by the architects. This single-family home is a new construction, which had to adhere to the L-shaped plan and overall building envelope of an older house. In addition to these external constraints, three major components drove the conceptual ideas for the project: The context (geographical/his­torical), the specific treatment of the building envelope, and spatial-programmatic continuity. In combination, these three aspects aimed to create a unique house with a bold contemporary expression without appearing too alien to its environment.Save this picture!Floor PlanWe took our initial inspiration from the barn, a popular building type in Connecticut. We were mainly interested in two of the characteristics of this type. First, we wanted to anchor the project within a historical and geographical context. Second, we were intrigued by the abstract quali­ties of these compelling objects. Their specific treatment of volume, apertures, and overall geometry interested us as tools to estrange conventional ideas of residential housing.Save this picture!Courtesy of su11We began by altering the original L-shaped volume through carving maneuvers in response to functional and programmatic elements. For instance, the partial outward leaning of the second floor results in a deepening of the façade and therefore a better shading/thermal performance for the bedrooms. It also allows for cutting back roof overhangs, thus accentuating the volumetric char­acter of the design, while still protecting the outside perimeter. Other carvings reflect program­matic and circulatory conditions of the interior and create deliberate distortions of the envelope, which play with our concepts of perspective and depth-of-field.Save this picture!SectionOn the interior the angular play of the façade generates thick walls for pro­grammatic use and spatial continuity. The client’s wish for openness, maximization of views and light is met without sacrificing functionality or usability. The geometrical pivot point of the L-shape becomes the spacious double-height stairwell/entrance area around which activi­ties such as cooking, dining, playing, relaxing, entertaining, etc. organize freely and without strict demarcations.Save this picture!Courtesy of su11Project gallerySee allShow lessIntroducing ArchDaily EssentialsArticlesMy ArchDaily: How to Create Your Very Own Architecture LibraryArchitecture News Share Year:  2013 Photographs ArchDaily Year:  CopyAbout this officesu11 architecture+designOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDarienUnited StatesPublished on July 13, 2015Cite: “DR Residence / su11 architecture+design” 13 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Cross HairlinePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®SinksThe Splash LabTrough Sink – Monolith A SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural CenterBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesConcrete FloorsSikaDecorative Floor CoatingsMetal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsFluropon® Coating in Thaden SchoolWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for Partition WallsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – MAGNEOSinksECOPIXELWashbasin – Light Basin LTBMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?DR 住宅 / su11 architecture+design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/769971/dr-residence-su11-architecture-plus-design Clipboardlast_img read more

What we’re reading: Rep. Katie Hill announces resignation, ISIS leader killed

first_imgReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Katherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/ Twitter Previous articleHoroscope: October 28, 2019Next articleTCU staff get a second shot at an education Katherine Griffith RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printAfter being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a member of her staff, Rep. Katie Hill, D-Cali., announced her resignation Sunday. RedState.org posted screenshots of text messages between Hill and one of her staffers.The messages show that Hill and her office’s legislative director, Graham Kelly, shared inappropriate photos and engaged in intimate conversation. According to CNN, Hill originally denied any relationship with Kelly.Hill was considered a rising star in the Democratic party. ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in a US raid Saturday.President Trump announced that former ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed Saturday. His death marked the end of a years-long search for one of the world’s most wanted terrorist’s. Baghdadi claimed the ISIS caliphate over parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014. According to CNN, U.S. President Donald Trump’s order to withdraw troops from Syria had a major impact on the planning of the operation.After al-Baghdadi’s death, U.S. troops recovered highly sensitive material about future plans and operations for the Islamic State, according to the Associated Press.The US received praise from the Saudis, Turkey and Egypt for their efforts. Two people killed after shooting at Texas A&M-CommerceTwo people were shot and killed at a Texas A&M-Commerce Halloween party in Greenville, Texas early Sunday morning.Authorities at the scene of a deadly shooting in Greenville, Texas. (Photo courtesy of Washington Post)At around 12:05 a.m. at an event space called “the Party Venue,” a gunman opened fire and killed two people, and injured ten.According to the Washington Post, attendees of the party have not been cooperating with authorities.California’s governor declares statewide emergency SundayThe statewide emergency was declared as more than 200,000 residents have been forced to evacuate their homes due to the ongoing wildfires throughout the state. Millions of residents also remain without power after the state cut large amounts of it over the weekend with hopes of preventing more wildfires.According to the Associated Press, the biggest wildfire evacuation was in Northern California’s Sonoma County over the weekend. One hundred-eighty thousand people were told to pack up and leave, many in the middle of the night, after the ongoing Kincade Fire grew more than 66 thousand acres.California fire officials said Monday that the fire is only 5% contained. Katherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/ + posts Katherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/ Second phase of Fort Worth Zoo renovation project to open in mid-April Reservations at TCU Recreation Center in high demand due to pandemic guidelines Winter storm benefits businesses around TCU Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook ReddIt Katherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/ Katherine Griffith Linkedin Katie Hill announces her resignation. (Photo courtesy of CNN.) Facebook Twitter Spring athletes get another year of eligibility Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

U.S. FDA Grants Breakthrough Device Designation to Vascular Perfusion Solutions for its Visionary VP.S…

first_img Facebook U.S. FDA Grants Breakthrough Device Designation to Vascular Perfusion Solutions for its Visionary VP.S Encore™ Cardiac Transport Device Twitter Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Pinterest SAN ANTONIO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Vascular Perfusion Solutions, Inc. (VPS) a Breakthrough Device Designation for its groundbreaking VP.S Encore™ oxygenated perfusion cardiac transport device. The patent-pending technology uses oxygen to enable preserving vascularized tissue for eight hours, and more, doubling the viability of organs beyond the current standard of care. As a self-contained device, VP.S Encore™ provides portability (fits in the overhead compartment of a commercial airliner), affordability, and ease of use. “We are thrilled that our VP.S Encore™ device has received a breakthrough device designation. VPS now has the priority to interact more quickly with the FDA, moving us closer to bringing VP.S Encore™ and its lifesaving technology to patients across the country, and eventually, the world,” said Leonid Bunegin, Chief Scientific Officer at VPS. In the U.S. alone there are now more than 110,000 men, women and children on the national waiting list who hope to receive an organ transplant. Unfortunately, more than half of all donated organs are rejected because they cannot reach patients in time. Presently, organs available for transplant can remain viable for only 4 to 6 hours, which severely limits the travel distance to waiting recipients. The FDA created the Breakthrough Device Designation program to provide patients and health care providers with timely access to lifesaving medical devices by expediting their development and prioritizing their assessment and review. VPS received the designation in recognition of its effort to transform the world of organ preservation, resuscitation, and transport by removing the obstacles of time and distance with the creation of VP.S Encore™. While the VP.S Encore™ device is focused initially on heart transport, it will later be extended to other organs, such as kidneys, livers, and lungs. It also will provide a platform for future uses, such as skin growth for burn victims. About Vascular Perfusion Solutions (VPS) Vascular Perfusion Solutions, Inc. is a development and early-stage company, formed for the purpose of commercializing new, unique, and innovative oxygenated perfusion, preservation, and resuscitation solutions for the body’s organs, limbs and other vascularized tissue. Visit www.vascularperfusion.solutions to learn more. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005820/en/ CONTACT: Media Contact: Marcie Casas, GDC 210-884-8070 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FDA MEDICAL DEVICES OTHER HEALTH HEALTH CARDIOLOGY SOURCE: Vascular Perfusion Solutions, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 03:33 PM/DISC: 02/08/2021 03:33 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005820/en Previous articleNo. 11 Bama looks to extend streak vs S. CarolinaNext articleChicago Cubs announce deals with OF Pederson, 2 pitchers Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img TAGS  Facebook Local NewsBusiness Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

‘Without her I’d be zero’

first_img Published 6:20 am Saturday, June 30, 2012 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen By Blood Sugar Blaster Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Article You Might Like An alternative to the nursing home When Jerrell Harden sees a need, he does something about it. That’s the way of the Hardens of the Shiloh… read more Email the author Latest Stories ‘Without her I’d be zero’ Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) By Jaine Treadwell It was that change of plans that directed Long to Oneonta, Alabama, where Long accepted a job as director of the high school band. One senior member of the color guard caught his eye. Her name was Mary Lynn.Long laughingly said that in 1949, nothing was thought about or said about a young male teacher dating a high school senior. But, just to make sure, he approached the principal and the young lady’s mother and made his intentions known.“It was all right with them if I saw Mary Lynn but we just went to church and to community functions. I didn’t take her off anywhere,” Long said, laughing. “And, too, she had three big brothers.”When school was out in the spring of that year, the two became Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Long and they began a long and happy life together.“We didn’t have a long honeymoon,” Mary Lynn said. “John had taken a job at the high school at Fort Payne and he wanted to get back and see what kind of band he was going to have.”Long liked Oneonta but an $800 increase in salary had been enough to lure him to Fort Payne.There, Long held down three jobs – at school, at church and with the city recreation department.“The town had a semi-pro baseball team and we had to lock up the stadium after games,” Mary Lynn said, laughing. “We’d have to be out some nights at 1 a.m.”Long was responsible for the upkeep of the city swimming pool and had the responsibility of the concessions stands at the ballparks.“Mary Lynn was always right there with me,” he said. “That first summer, we didn’t have a bass drummer for the band so Mary Lynn learned how to play the bass drum and played for band rehearsals.”Mary Lynn said she was not drummer.“But the band played mainly marches so I could keep the beat,” she said laughing.Under Long’s leadership, the Fort Payne high school band rose to prominence. Long’s name was tossed around for many of the top band director positions at high schools across the state. After five years, Robert E. Lee High School in Montgomery lured him away.At Lee High School, Mary Lynn Long continued to support her husband in various ways.“John always had themes for his halftime shows and I made the costumes,” she said. “If the theme was the Old South, I made costumes for that. If the theme included a harem, I made costume for that. When the band was invited to march at a National Lions ClubConvention is Chicago, because the school was Robert E. Lee, they wore the colors of the Confederacy and I made the ascots and sashes for that.”Over the 10 years of Long’s tenure at Lee, the band won statewide and national recognition. And Dr. Ralph Adams, chancellor of Troy State College, took notice.“In 1965, Dr. Adams offered me the position of band director and I really wasn’t interested and told him so,” Long said. “He asked me what it would take for me to come to Troy and I told him. I didn’t think that he’d approve it. He did. He made me an offer that I couldn’t refuse – a full professor, scholarships, a budget – everything we needed to build a first-class band program.”Long accepted the job without talking to his wife.Carl Stevens, who was a good friend of the Longs, worked for a television station in Montgomery.He called Mary Lynn to ask about the breaking news and realized that she was not aware that her husband, who was in Troy, and had accepted the position as band director at the college.“Carl told me that John was going to the new band director at Troy State College,” she said. “He told me that he was going to announce it on the 10 o’clock news. ‘So listen.’”When Long got home that night, he told his wife, “I’ve got some news.”“I told him that I’d heard,” Mary Lynn said, laughing.Long’s first band at Troy State College had 13 returning members and the future didn’t look so promising.“But, you’ve got to remember that there were only 35 members in the band at that time so 13 wasn’t all that bad,” Long said. “That year, the number of band members got up to 75.”However, there was reason for doubt the first couple of years Long was at Troy State.“I thought that I made a mistake but coming to Troy was the best thing that I have ever done,” he said.“I’ve been fortunate to work for Dr. Adams and Dr. Jack Hawkins. They always supported me and the band program at the university. They are men with tremendous abilities and they are visionaries. They are innovators and they are do-ers. When they plan something, they make it happen. They are two of the greatest men that I have ever known.”And, the greatest woman, Mary Lynn, has always been behind Long in a supporting role, whether it was playing bass drum at a high school band practice, being the “roadie” for the community band, preparing food for guest band conductors or hosting a banquet at a Band Masters Hall of Fame Ceremony Induction Ceremony.“I couldn’t have asked for a better person at my side,” Long said. “Without Mary Lynn, I would have been zero. She deserved to be recognized for all that she had done for me and for band music. I was honored to be with her on that Star Spangled Night.” Sponsored Content The recognitions and awards that Dr. Johnny Long has received over his long and storied career as a “band master” could fill the deep blue sea. And, he has appreciated each and every one of them. But, the recognition that he and his wife received at the Ginger Rogers Craterian Theater was very special. So special that Long had to blink back tears.“What was so special about this award is that Mary Lynn shared it with me,” he said. “She has been a part of everything that I have ever done – the reason for what I have done. Any success that I have achieved was because of her. Without her, I would have been nothing. I would have been zero.”But Mary Lynn Long is certain that her husband would have been successful without her but she’s glad that she was along for the ride that began 62 years ago. For Dr. Johnny Long and his wife, Mary Lynn, June 25, 2012 was “A Star Spangled Night.”Although they were far from home, they were surrounded by the love and affection that comes from deep appreciation for unselfish and tireless contributions to mankind.On that night, the Longs were honored by the American Band College at “the Crate” in Medford, Oregon for “their” contributions to band music across America. Skip Perhaps it was destiny that brought their lives together or maybe it was just “fortunate” circumstances.Long graduated from high school in Guntersville one day and the next day he was with Uncle Sam.“I served with the Army 19 months overseas and, when I came home, I wanted to go to college to be a lawyer,” he said.But, when he got to Jacksonville State, he changed his mind. He decided to be a band director. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

Stress epidemic from changing work styles

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Anyone who questions the incessant drive to “transform” work and workplaces is in danger of being called a Luddite. Increasingly, however, they are also likely to be called a doctor. There is now overwhelming evidence that new work styles are making us sick – literally – and on an unparalleled scale. Second only to musculo-skeletal problems as a cause of sickness absence, stress at work now afflicts about 5 million workers, or one in five of the working population. If the numbers suffering directly or indirectly from work-induced stress all got sick around January, the media would unhesitatingly label it an epidemic. Britain is now suffering from a stress epidemic.Particularly chilling for management strategists is the evidence that it’s the way they’re continually re-designing work that is intensifying the problem. Change programmes rarely assess what specialists know as the psycho-social risks of new work design. Too often the result is redefined or new jobs with low skill content, low job control, low involvement, and poor role clarity. From there, it’s a short journey to mental health problems.A policy paper, New Work, New Stress, published by the Industrial Society this week, warns that the problems of stress are more complex than policy makers appreciate. The Health and Safety Commission acknowledges that the standard approach to risk assessment centres around visible hazards. Explaining why the Approved Code of Practice is not yet viable, HSC experts accepted that there aren’t “currently any clear, agreed standards of management practice against which an employer’s performance in managing a range of stressors could be measured”. But a starting point for employers would be to distinguish between different kinds of stress in their organisation. A Harvard School of Public Health study has produced convincing evidence that executives and managers who largely control or prioritise their own tasks experience different stress from lower paid, less influential colleagues. Not altogether surprisingly, the decision makers’ stress was much less health-threatening. It’s striking that corporate health promotions concentrate on the individual’s responsibility for controlling stress-related illness, rather than the organisation’s accountability for dealing with the problem. Witness the initiatives that headline healthy eating, fitness, or counselling – it’s not that these can’t help, but they obscure the fact the job is almost certainly what is making people sick. A longer term answer is to build a real awareness of how change and particularly job design will impact on people into corporate decision making. A radically new approach to risk assessment, in other words. That will require managers with skills to spot signs of job strain and deteriorating mental health, and knowledge of what to do about it. The prize will be healthier employees and a much healthier organisation – in every sense. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Stress epidemic from changing work stylesOn 26 Sep 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Case round-up

first_img Previous Article Next Article Case round-upOn 1 Dec 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Our resident experts at Pinsents bring you a comprehensive update on all thelatest decisions that could affect your organisation, and advice on what to doabout them.Landeshauptstadt Kiel v Jaeger, ECJ The latest ECJ ruling on on-call hours and working time * * * * The claimant was a German doctor who was required to work sixperiods of on-call duty (worked at the end of a normal days’ work) each month.During the on-call hours, the doctor had to remain at the clinic and carry outhis professional duties as required, although he could sleep when not working.The doctor did not actually work for more than 49 per cent of the on-callhours. He successfully argued that the on-call hours constituted working timeand, consequently, that his working pattern contravened the Working TimeDirective as he was not receiving the full daily rest periods to which he wasentitled. The ECJ followed its earlier decision in Simap, in which it ruled that timespent on-call amounted to working time if the worker was required to remain atthe place of work, on the grounds that the worker was “working, at theemployer’s disposal and carrying out his activities or duties”. In Jaeger,the clinic tried to argue that the ability of the doctor to sleep when notworking made a difference, especially as less than 50 per cent of the on-callhours were spent actually working. This argument was rejected by the Court, which reconfirmed that the hourswould count as working time if the employee was required to be at the place ofwork, regardless of whether or not the employee could spend some of those hoursasleep. There had been no restriction on the amount of time the doctor could beasked to work, he was required to be present at a place determined by theemployer and to be available to provide services immediately on demand.  The arrangement meant that the doctor had toremain apart from his family and social environment and had less freedom tomanage his time. National legislation could not designate these hours asfalling outside the “working time” definition. The working pattern therefore contravened the entitlement to rest breaks. The ECJ confirmed that working time and rest periods are mutually exclusive.Even working time spent asleep by the doctor could not be counted as part ofa rest period. Jaeger was entitled to a daily rest period of 11 hours, unlessone of the exceptions in the Directive applied. The relevant derogation permitsa reduction in the daily rest period entitlement on the express condition thatthe worker receives an equivalent period of compensatory rest. Compensatoryrest periods must immediately follow the extra working time that they weresupposed to counteract. What you should do – Remember that what counts as “working time” is relevant not onlyto the weekly working time limit but also for other rights under the WorkingTime Regulations, such as rest periods – Examine carefully the impact of on-call or overtime hours on compliancewith the Working Time Regulations – If full rest periods are not given, ensure that the worker receives animmediate compensatory rest period before starting work again – Remember that the opt-out from the 48-hour average weekly working timelimit was reviewed in November and the European Commission may decide toabolish it. Case of the month by Chris MordueEmployees transferred under TUPE keep early retirement benefitsMartin v South Bank University, ECJECJ decides that early retirement benefits transfer under TUPE * * * * * The applicants transferred to South Bank Universityfrom their National Health Service employer, under Transfer of Undertaking(Protection of Employment) regulations. Their NHS contracts incorporated termsin a collective agreement (the Whitley Council terms), section 46 of which gavethem rights to certain payments in the form of lump sums and annuities onvoluntary early retirement and early retirement. These payments were notreplicated under the university’s pensions scheme. The employees were offerednew contracts by the university and told they would not be able to continuetheir membership in the NHS pension scheme. The applicants chose to remain ontheir NHS contracts, rejecting  newcontracts, but joined the Teachers’ Superannuation Scheme. The applicantsaccepted an offer of early retirement but asserted entitlements to receive thepayments under the NHS pension scheme. The ECJ ruled that the NHS pensionrights transferred under TUPE and formed part of the applicants’ transferredrights, which could not be varied to their detriment on the transfer of theundertaking.This case follows the ECJ ruling inBeckmann last year in taking a narrow approach to the exclusion of occupationalpension benefits from the transfer of rights and obligations under TUPE. TheECJ confirms that only rights in relation to old age, invalidity or survivor’sbenefits are not transferred under the Acquired Rights Directive on which TUPEis based. The payments in this case were not old age benefits as they were not”benefits paid on the departure of an employee at the end of his or hernormal working life as laid down by the general structure of the pension schemeof which he or she is a member”.These payments were triggered by the grant of early retirementarising from the contract of employment, an employment relationship or acollective agreement. The university had the power to decide to grant earlyretirement and remained bound, like the transferor, by the rights andobligations laid down as the consequence of such a decision.The scope of this decision is unclear. It affects alltransferees who have taken on staff from the NHS under TUPE where staff wereentitled to the benefits of section 46 of the Whitley Council terms. In thesecases, potentially expensive obligations to make lump sum and annuity paymentswill be triggered – not just on redundancy after the age of 50 but on the grantof early retirement. The proviso to this is that the obligations in this casewere set down in a collective agreement and would not survive the terminationor re-negotiation of the collective agreement. The ECJ considered it unnecessary to elaborate on thecircumstances under which terms and conditions can be changed to the detrimentof employees on or after a transfer. It concluded that merely harmonising theterms of transferring staff with those of the transferee’s existing workforcewould indicate that the variation was connected with the transfer and thereforeinvalid.What you should do– Transferees who have taken on staff from the NHS whosepre-transfer terms and conditions included Whitley Council terms should be carefulbefore offering early retirement or making redundancies. Such actions wouldseem to trigger entitlements to lump sums and annuity payments, which theemployer would have to fund– A more extreme option would be to terminate the transferringcontracts and offer employment on new conditions. This would be effective tochange the contracts but would generate automatic unfair dismissal liabilitiesunder TUPE. Employees would have only a limited time to bring unfair dismissalclaims and the quantification of loss may be difficult to establish. Suchaction should not be considered without specific legal advice– Transferees should be careful to obtain indemnities againstearly retirement liabilities. This should be done in all TUPE scenarios whetherthe transfer involves a business purchase or outsourcing/contractor changeover,and whether the transferor is in the public or private sectors– The case confirms the difficulty of changing terms andconditions after a TUPE transfer. Transferees should consider effecting suchchanges other than as a mere harmonisation of the transferring terms with thoseof its pre-transfer workforce, for example by waiting to revise contractsacross its workforce. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Faculty Open Rank (Assistant, Associate, Professor)

first_imgTHE INSTITUTE OF HUMAN VIROLOGY FACULTYPOSITIONBaltimore, MarylandAs part of the ongoing expansion of the Institute of Human Virology(IHV; www.ihv.org) invites applications for faculty positions atthe ranks of Assistant, Associate or full Professor,commensurate with independent research experience. However, rankand tenure status are dependent on the candidate’s qualifications.Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degrees and atrack record of high-impact and creative research.Formed in 1996 as a partnership between the State of Maryland, theCity of Baltimore, and the University of Maryland, IHV combines thedisciplines of basic science, epidemiology and clinical research ina concerted effort to speed the discovery of diagnostics andtherapeutics for a wide variety of chronic and deadly microbialinfections and immune disorders. As a dynamic research institutenow at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, all IHVfaculty members hold appointments in School of Medicine departmentsand have access to resources and benefits thereof. Successfulcandidates are expected to maintain active research programs andparticipate in department teaching and service opportunities.Consideration of candidates will begin upon receipt of applicationsand will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.The University of Maryland, Baltimore and the University ofMaryland School of Medicine are equal opportunity/affirmativeaction employers. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to sex, genderidentity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, nationalorigin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any othercharacteristic protected by law or policy. We value diversity andhow it enriches our academic and scientific community and strivetoward cultivating an inclusive environment that supports allemployees.Qualifications :Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degrees and atrack record of high-impact and creative researchlast_img read more