Ready to See the World? Consider a Career as a Medical…

first_img TAGSAdvantagesCareerDrawbacksMedical Traveler Previous articleWhy Is Collagen So Important For Our Health?Next articleEnd-of-Life Planning Could Bring Peace to Florida Seniors Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here By Linda WilliamsThe medical field is an increasingly popular and highly respected career. Luckily, it’s relatively easy to land a job in the generously-compensating healthcare sector due to the massive demand for skilled medical specialists worldwide. So, if you’re passionate about traveling and interested in launching a career in the medical field, you should consider pursuing a career as a medical traveler.At its core, the medical travel field is a highly rewarding yet challenging field. As an aspiring medical specialist, it’s vital to understand all the medical travel field’s pros and cons to prepare yourself accordingly and enroll in the necessary training and bachelor’s and graduate degree programs.Advantages of being a medical travelerEndless adventureAside from the generous compensation, you can find medical traveling openings in any city in the country, meaning you’ll have an endless amount of opportunities to handpick your next adventure. When you’re jetting across the nation or even the globe, you’ll feel fulfilled in your daily work routine, rather than stifled by a profession that shackles you to a cubicle.When you explore the medical traveling industry, you get to live your career instead of shuffling to and from your 9-to-5. You’ll also receive once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to tour major cities worldwide and improve your understanding of different cultures. In between shifts, you can sample the native cuisine, visit famous tourist attractions, meet new people, and create life-long memories. Traveling is also known to boostLuckily, finding traveling CNA jobs is often less challenging since there is a growing demand for traveling nurses nationwide. Because there’s an ever-present need for healthcare services, you can depend on unparalleled job security.High pay and excellent benefitsPay for medical travelers is probably the most incentivizing pro of this particular field. Besides basic salary, medical travel specialists can expect several other benefits, including tax breaks, generous reimbursements, deals and discounts, healthcare benefits, tax-free stipends, and other compensation forms. If you add together all these benefits, including your health insurance and housing package, you’ll notice it’s an incredibly rewarding and lucrative career. However, it’s essential to note that the amount of money you make varies from one state to another, depending on the cost of living.High job flexibilityThe medical career offers incomparable flexibility. As a medical traveler, you’ll have the freedom to choose when and where to work. You can work part-time, as temporary hire, or full time, depending on your lifestyle needs and personal preferences.As an employee of the medical traveling industry, you can take a break from work when you want and still find assignments upon your return. As a full-time medical traveler, you can also work continuously for back-to-back shifts, and then take time off for some days in a row for a much-needed weekend getaway or staycation. Schedule flexibility is a significant advantage and can be beneficial when you face unexpected challenges and need to take medical or personal leave.Professional growthThe medical travel lifestyle is perfect for employees interested in working at multiple care facilities and gaining diversified experience. Medical travel experts can choose from a variety of hospitals, clinics, or even schools.Whether you want to work in a rural medical center that will stretch your expertise to the limit or in a large-scale facility, there’s no limit to the type or level of experience you can gain as a medical travel specialist. Furthermore, you can develop new skills, gain more experience, learn how to adapt to different work environments, improve your cultural competence, and acquire new specialization. The bottom line is that the opportunity diversity in the medical field is both rewarding and extremely fulfilling.Drawbacks of being a medical travelerHomesickness and loneliness while travelingWhile a career in the medical travel field offers a plethora of benefits, it also holds its fair share of cons. Homesickness is the number one con in the medical traveling industry. Although traveling is incredibly thrilling, it can create a distance barrier with your family and friends.Unlike a standard vacation that lasts anywhere from five days to two weeks, a medical travel job requires you to relocate for work long-term, meaning you’ll have to leave your loved ones behind for a significant portion of time, usually three months. Medical travelers are bound to experience loneliness when forced to dine alone and build a new group of friends in their limited free time. However, there’s always the option of bringing your family or spouse along if you wish.Frequent job searchesMost travel jobs are contract positions, which means that you’ll always be on the hunt for new assignments in the medical travel industry. In some cases, you can extend your contract. Sometimes your recruiter can connect you with a job in advance before your contract lapses with little consultations. However, in most circumstances, a medical traveler will have to dedicate time and resources to search for new openings. If that’s the case, you’ll need to interview and negotiate contract terms and pay for the position time and time again.Handling multiple state licensesSince a medical travel position entails moving from one location to another, you may need to acquire multiple licenses. The main issue here is cost. Sometimes it’s expensive and challenging to maintain several state licenses.In addition to the necessary licenses, you must satisfy each state’s CEU requirements before obtaining said licenses. However, if you have a multi-state license, you can practice in more than 25 states.Final thoughtsAfter assessing the pros and cons, you’ll set your career path and make a life-changing decision regarding your interest in medical traveling. With seemingly limitless room for growth, schedule flexibility, and generous pay, you may choose to overlook this industry’s downsides. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear Photo by CDC on Unsplash Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! 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VO House / BAQUERIZO Arquitectos

first_img Iván Baquerizo Valdivieso Colombia Houses Projects Manufacturers: Alberto Pachon, Argos, Attmosferas, Diaco, Hayward, Mundial de marmoles, Roosvelt Ospina, Stretto Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project VO House / BAQUERIZO Arquitectos VO House / BAQUERIZO ArquitectosSave this projectSaveVO House / BAQUERIZO Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947182/vo-house-baquerizo-arquitectos Clipboard CopyAbout this officeBAQUERIZO ArquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVilletaOn FacebookColombiaPublished on September 09, 2020Cite: “VO House / BAQUERIZO Arquitectos” [Casa VO / BAQUERIZO Arquitectos] 09 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Lead Architect: Area:  580 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947182/vo-house-baquerizo-arquitectos Clipboard CopyHouses•Villeta, Colombia Year:  “COPY” Save this picture!© Andrés Valbuena+ 17Curated by Clara Ott Share ArchDaily Collaborating Architects:Antonio López, Camilo Gonzales, Javier Carvajal, Richard Gerald HernándezStructural Design:Ivan Baquerizo y Cia.Soil Survey:Alfonso UribeElectrical Design:ODRQHydro Sanitary Design:Guillermo MorionesConstruction Supervisor:Guillermo MorionesConstruction:Jose Eduardo OrdoñezCity:VilletaCountry:ColombiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andrés ValbuenaRecommended ProductsPlasticsRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Interior DesignThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to ConcreteWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. Fire and water. This house is a weekend home located in a country complex near Villeta, Cundinamarca. It is located on a sloping lot overlooking the valley of the rivers Villeta and Tobia. In addition to the specific determinants of the terrain for this project, there were two important factors for the owners: that the house would be distributed on one floor, keeping the elderly of the family in mind, and that it could house five families in five rooms. The house was decided to be implanted on the highest part of the lot on an avenue that extends along the contour lines. The house is developed in a longitudinal scheme, transversal to the slope of the land.Save this picture!© Andrés ValbuenaSave this picture!Floor Plan First FloorSave this picture!© Andrés ValbuenaThe placement turns out to be convenient regarding solar control as the long facades and spaces open up to the landscape and the natural light to the north, which is the most important view. The circulations are projected on the south facade, while the short facades are to the east and west. Another important determinant was having shade and having open spaces, thus, the house is projected as a large roof with wide cantilevers along the avenue as an open plan where the architectural program can be developed in the shade. Access is possible from the upper part of the lot. First descending to an access courtyard with a dense garden that serves as an outside hall and guarantees cross ventilation. The access from the courtyard is in the middle of two walls that cut the roof and project the view of the landscape. The fire in combination with the light under the water of the pool warmly illuminates this space at night and bathes the walls with the play of moving light. This space divides the house into two areas: the social one towards the eastern end, that is projected towards the view of the valley of the river Villeta, and the more reserved rooms, towards the west with a view of the valley of the river Tobia. The social area is a large integrated space of a living room, a dining room and an open kitchen connected to the terrace and pool according to the desires of the owners who enjoy cooking and hosting their family and guests. The living room is also connected to a lush courtyard to the south that introduces nature into this space. The dining room and kitchen are delimited to the south and are given seclusion with a volume covered with stone extracted from the lot during the construction process.Save this picture!© Andrés ValbuenaSave this picture!North Elevation and Longitudinal SectionSave this picture!Cortesía de Ivan BaquerizoThis volume contains the service areas: a storage space, the laundry space and a service room. The barbeque was located in the northeast corner, next to the terrace and jacuzzi of the pool. Due to the slope of the terrain, it was possible to locate a storage room and another large room under the eastern end of the terrace that children and teens love to use as a playroom. Towards the west, crossing the entrance hall and the water and fire courtyard is the private area. First, we find a television room that can serve as a bedroom. Then the rooms continue each with a private bathroom and the possibility of accommodating five people. The virtue of this project is to be able to solve an extensive architectural program in a simple way relating with nature and the place, providing continuous and serene spaces that can be easily customized with the inclusion of the owners’ furniture, accessories, objects and works of art.Save this picture!© Andrés ValbuenaProject gallerySee allShow lessSt. Carolus Hospital Screening Facility / AT-LARSSelected ProjectsEl Pangue House / José Ignacio Valdivieso + José Domingo PeñafielSelected Projects Share 2018 “COPY” Architects: BAQUERIZO Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Foreign journalists banned from town where Bin Laden was living

first_img Receive email alerts to go further News Organisation RSF_en Reporters Without Borders condemns the continuing curbs on the movements of journalists in Abbottabad, the town in the northern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where Osama bin Laden was killed by US special forces on 2 May.The authorities have stepped restrictions on access to Abbottabad for the media. Foreign journalists now need a special permit to visit the town. A range of pretexts are used to obstruct the work of local journalists, who ought to be able to move about freely.“It is deplorable that an entire town has been placed under what is in effect a state of emergency and journalists’ movements are being restricted for the sake of protecting the confidentiality of the official investigation into Osama bin Laden’s death,” Reporters Without Borders said.“We urge the authorities to guarantee the right of journalists to do their work, as this is essential for a free press. While certain restrictions on access may be necessary, a lack of transparency will cast doubt on the credibility of the investigation’s findings, when they are released. These bans are a form of censorship.”In one of the latest incidents, Muhammad Ihsan Khan, a journalist working for Deewa Radio, a US-based station broadcasting in the Pashto language, was punched and kicked by unidentified individuals near the perimeter wall of the compound where Bin Laden was living. Khan had come to cover a visit by the judicial commission that the government appointed to investigate the intervention of the US special forces.Two journalists working for a french TV station, were arrested near the Bin Laden compound on 7 September and were questioned at Mirpur police station for six hours by police and members of the Federal Investigation Agency for “travelling without valid documents.” One of them did not have the required special permit.The journalists, who said they were just taking photos for a report on the popularity of the French language in Abbottabad, were not released until they had signed a written apology. The photos they had taken were deleted from their cameras.A journalist with China Television, identified only as Mr. Chan, and two Pakistani journalists, Saad Gul and Mohammad Bilal, were arrested on 8 September while approaching the Bin Laden compound. The two local journalists were taken to Nawan Sher police station while Chan, who did not an Abbottabad permit, was asked to leave town. PakistanAsia – Pacific News January 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Newscenter_img Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire PakistanAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more News Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Follow the news on Pakistan April 21, 2021 Find out more September 19, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Foreign journalists banned from town where Bin Laden was living Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalistslast_img read more

Deputy Mc Hugh fails in bid to have emergency meeting of Dail Transport Committee

first_imgNews 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Donegal North East Deputy Joe Mc Hugh has failed in a bid to have an emergency meeting of the Dail Transport Committee called for next week.Deputy Mc Hugh says he called for the meeting to see if a mechanism can be agreed to have salt supplies diverted from elsewhere to Donegal.Deputy Mc Hugh is now hoping to meet with NRA officials over the weekend to see what can be done to improve the situation locally.He says if the low salt stocks are as a result of money saving decisions, then that is a false economy…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/joemcsat.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Twitter Deputy Mc Hugh fails in bid to have emergency meeting of Dail Transport Committee Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp Google+center_img Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Google+ Previous articleHSE services affected by weatherNext articleDonegals roads remain treacherous News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week By News Highland – December 18, 2010 Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

New NI secretary wants Bloody Sunday report published

first_imgNews By News Highland – May 13, 2010 HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Twitter Previous articleCross border report seek more support for childrenNext articleDonegal’s older people urged to have their say on government strategy News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook The new Northern Ireland secretary, Owen Paterson, has called for the Bloody Sunday report to be published as soon as possible.It’s understood that the printing of the final report is under way and the families will see the findings by the end of this month.However, spokesperson for the Bloody Sunday families, John Kelly says the new Northern Secretary can publish the report as quickly as he wants:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/johnk3.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Twittercenter_img Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme New NI secretary wants Bloody Sunday report published Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

SC Directs Centre To Ensure Proper Care For Senior Citizens Living Alone Amidst COVID-19 [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesSC Directs Centre To Ensure Proper Care For Senior Citizens Living Alone Amidst COVID-19 [Read Order] Nilashish Chaudhary4 Aug 2020 12:57 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Central Government to take appropriate steps to ensure that senior citizens who are living alone amidst the COVID-19 pandemic are given proper care.The Bench comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan and R Subhash Reddy recognized the obligation of the Government in taking care and protecting the elderly who live alone, by securing the availability…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Central Government to take appropriate steps to ensure that senior citizens who are living alone amidst the COVID-19 pandemic are given proper care.The Bench comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan and R Subhash Reddy recognized the obligation of the Government in taking care and protecting the elderly who live alone, by securing the availability of essential goods and services to them.To this end, the Court directed the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to make sure that old-age pension continues to be paid on a regular and timely basis.Furthermore, all States have been directed to provide prompt responses to requests made by senior citizens, especially those living alone during these times of COVID-19. The Court thus acknowledged the need to assure the elderly of effective assistance, as and when such assistance was called for. Taking further stock of the situation, the Apex Court has also asked the Central Government to ensure that caregivers across old-age homes are provided with necessary precautionary equipment. Justice Bhushan stressed that all caregivers should wear Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits and follow the safety norms regarding sanitization and precautions to be taken against COVID-19.The Bench was hearing a petition filed by former Union Law Minister and Senior Advocate Ashwani Kumar, which throws light on the concerns of senior citizens living alone and seeks Rights of the Elderly to be safeguarded.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Taking advantage

first_img Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, August 6, 2013 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration This year’s unusually wet summer has caused concern for some Pike County farmers. Pictured are bailed hay along County Road 2228 and a corn crop at Walnut Creek Produce in Troy.Dry weather aids farmersPike County farmers are making hay while the sun shines.The hot, sunny days are just what the doctor ordered and farmers have been quick to take advantage of the relief from the rains that fell more often than not in July. Print Article Taking advantage Sponsored Content Email the author You Might Like Finishing a miracle Construction continues this week at the Miracle League Playground at the Troy Parks and Recreation Center. Volunteers work to complete… read more Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip “These sunny days have really helped,” said Banks farmer, Mike Wilson. “They’ve helped us get in the field and work. Now, we can spray for leaf spots on peanuts and insects and growth control in the cotton. The sunshine has been a blessing. We can gather hay and do the work that needs to be done.”Wilson said that, even though there was an over abundance of rain in July, the potential is still there to have good crops.“The rain was not that detrimental to the crops,” he said. “We’re getting the sunny days we need now but we still need weekly rain. We’ll just have to wait and see what the weather does. That’s the only way we’ll know.” By The Penny Hoarder Jeff Knotts, Pike County FSA executive director, said, too, that the dry weather is giving farmers a chance to get in the fields and spray for weeds and cut hay.“The dry weather will also help cotton crops,” he said. “Depending on the location, some of the peanuts got too much rain to make a good crop and others are doing all right.“The dry weather will really help with hay production. Until now, farmers couldn’t get in the hay fields and missed a cutting or two. But, then, all the rain has made for a better yield and should make up for the missed cuttings.”Knotts said that, although there are a lot of cattle in Pike County to feed, the hay production should be sufficient. “I don’t foresee any shortage of hay,” he said.As a whole, the corn crop in Pike County has been good.“Some of the corn has been affected but the yields are there,” Knotts said.As far as produce, Buck Campbell, of Campbell’s Produce, said the rain was more than the summer vegetables could handle.“The peas and tomatoes just drown in all that water,” he said. “The tomatoes split open and the peas made a little crop but not much. I’d say production was about half or more. The tomatoes are gone. There might be some growing up on Sand Mountain but not around here.”If the weather cooperates, Campbell said the late butterbeans and peas might make.“They could be ready in October or somewhere along there but other than that, it’s just about all gone.”Knotts said some crops “weathered” the July rains better than others.“The corn did all right and there’s still a chance for the cotton and peanuts, but we’ll just have to wait and see what the weather does from here on out.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson 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 HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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

Thousands gather at National Storytelling Festival

first_img Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 3:00 am Saturday, October 15, 2016 The storytelling festival began in 1973, with an audience of about 60 people and a “stage” made of a wagon and a bale of hay. That humble grassroots movement has been transformed into a global storytelling movement. Each October, those who are fascinated and captivated by stories told in the oral tradition make pilgrimages to the Mecca of storytelling, J’boro, Tennessee.The journeys are short and long. Some folks come from across the Big Pond to “just be there.”For those who come, just being there is enough. 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 HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Gwin Chunn and friends made the journey from Austin, Texas – a two-day, one-way drive — to just be there at the granddaddy of all storytelling festivals this year“I went to National Storytelling Festival five years ago and I went not knowing what to expect,” Chunn said. “I fell in love with storytelling and I fell in love with Jonesborough. It’s a long way to go but I had to go back again.”Chunn coaxed three friends along and they went not knowing what to expect. But, as Southerners say, “The Good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise,” they will be back.Chunn is the sister of Dr. Judy Dye of Troy. Dye and her husband, Dr. David Dye are storytelling enthusiasts and are also alumni of the National Storytelling Festival. They gave Chunn heads up on tellers not to be missed and she took them at their words. Book Nook to reopen The National Storytelling Festival in historic Jonesborough, Tennessee attracts more than 10,000 fans from all across the country the first weekend in October each year. Storytellers perform in big-top tents and at venues around town. The National Storytelling Festival had humble beginnings with stories told from a wagon to an audience of about 60. It is the model for storytelling festivals around the globe.The Jonesborough Experience. It can’t be described. It has to be absorbed.Imagine a town seemingly as old as the Tennessee hills on a crisp October day. Imagine a gathering of 12,000 people who are so closely connected by stories that they become as one on that magical first weekend of October each year. The National Storytelling Festival celebrated its 44th year in historic Jonesborough, Tennessee, the state’s oldest town, Oct. 7-9. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like When time stood still If it is possible for time to stand still, time stood still for Judy Morgan on January 1, 1991. She’s… read morecenter_img Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “Of course, Donald Davis is probably everybody’s favorite and he was at the top of our list,” Chunn said. “But, every storyteller was excellent and there was such a variety of stories and styles. Some of the stories were hilarious and others were serious. Some of the storytellers put music with their stories and some danced.“One teller’s stories were about nature and another told stories of women in the Bible and of Greek gods. One told Zen tales. One teller was from Ireland. One was from Japan. Every storyteller that we heard was worth the trip from Austin.”The main storytelling venues were five huge circus-type tents and each was packed and beyond for most every storytelling concert. Nearly two dozens storytellers took turns performing under the big tops — perennial favorites like Donald Davis, Elizabeth Ellis, Bil Lepp and Barbara McBride-Smith and new voices like Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton.Chunn said she’s not sure if each tent held 1,200 or 1,500. She heard both numbers.“You were lucky to get a seat,” she said. “And, you had to get there early to be lucky.  And, while you waited you got to meet and interact with such interesting people. Many of them had been coming for years and years. It was fun to listen to them talk about the storytellers and suggest ones you had to hear.”And, if you had a willing ear, you could be entertained with stories being told all around the tents and not just in the tents but also all around town. There were special performances at the Storytelling Theater and teller interviews at the Storytelling Studios. Ghost stories were told in the dark of the night and there was a Midnight Cabaret that was not to be missed. The Exchange Place featured specially invited tellers and the Story Slam! allowed aspiring storytellers five minutes behind the microphone. Impromptu stories were told in front of the courthouse and wherever else a crowd gathered and the notion hit. “For us, it was an amazing weekend,” Chunn said. “Not only did I get to spend a weekend listening to an incredible lineup of storytellers, I also got to experience Jonesborough through the eyes of my friends, who were all there for the first time.“It was so good to be back at Jonesborough again. It had been five years and I had forgotten how good it is. But I won’t forget again. I’ll be back next year.” Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Thousands gather at National Storytelling Festival Latest Stories Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By Jaine Treadwelllast_img read more

Bodycam footage in fatal shooting of Black man shows him holding cellphone, police apparently not rendering aid

first_imgiStock/ChiccoDodiFCBy: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Columbus, Ohio, Mayor Andrew Ginther has called for the termination of a police officer involved in the shooting of an unarmed Black man after body camera footage released Wednesday showed the officer did not appear to provide immediate aid to the victim.The police officer, identified as Adam Coy, a 19-year veteran of the Columbus Division of Police, had his badge and gun taken away Tuesday pending an investigation after it was discovered that he did not turn on his body camera until after the shooting.The footage released Wednesday comes from the camera’s “look back” function, which captures video 60 seconds before an officer turns on the device, investigators said. It includes footage from after Coy opened fired as he and other officers responded to a 911 call in Upper Arlington, the Columbus Department of Public Safety said.Andre Maurice Hill, 47, was killed in the shooting, police said.The incident began at 1:37 a.m. Tuesday when officers were dispatched to a “non-emergency” disturbance call from a neighbor who allegedly saw a man sitting in an SUV for an extended period of time, according to the Columbus Department of Public Safety. The person in the car allegedly kept turning his vehicle on and off, the agency said.Hill is seen in the body camera footage coming out of a garage with a cellphone in his left hand and his right hand obscured before Coy opens fire. The “look back” function does not record the audio before the shots were fired.Coy is then seen approaching Hill’s body, ordering that the wounded man show his hands and roll over, before asking a colleague if medics have been called. Coy does not administer aid to the victim, according to the footage.Hill was taken to Riverside Hospital where he was pronounced dead, investigators said. No weapon was found at the scene and none of the responding officers had their cameras on until after Hill was shot, according to investigators.The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is overseeing the probe into the shooting.Hill’s family, including his daughter, saw the footage on Tuesday, Ginther said Wednesday.The mayor said Hill was known to the residents of the house and was their guest that night.“He was expected. He was not an intruder,” Ginther said.The mayor said he was shocked and stunned when he saw the body camera footage, especially since it took “several minutes” for the officers to administer aid to Hill.“To see him lying in the driveway, minute after minute after minute, with no attempt to render aid and comfort. … I’ve never seen body-worn camera footage like that,” Ginther said.He called for Hill to be terminated for failing to turn on his camera and not administering aid after he opened fire.Ned Pettus, director of the Department of Public Safety, said at Wednesday’s press conference that there would have to be a hearing before any formal termination could happen.“My commitment, my legal obligation, is to conduct a fair and impartial hearing, and that is what I intend to do,” he said.Ginther, who earlier Wednesday had attended the funeral of Casey Goodson Jr., a Black man who was shot by a sheriff’s deputy in Columbus on Dec. 4, said to the city’s Black community that he understood their frustration and concern following both incidents.“Enough is enough. This community is exhausted,” he said.Hill’s sister, Shawna Barnett, posted a photo of the two of them on her Facebook page along with a message to others about how the family is dealing with his death.“My brother was snatched away from me, our family. I’m deeply hurt and in pain at the moment and will be able to speak soon … but not at the moment,” she wrote. “We need time to process what has happened to my brother, my only brother, that I cannot laugh with again, call on the phone, see him smile, hear him talk endlessly, and be there for me when I needed him.”“Now I and my family will be there for him (and other murdered victims) to take up this plight that our culture has painfully endured for years,” she added. “The violence against us … This has to stop right NOW!”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Training news in brief: Nottingham highlighted as top training region

first_imgTraining news in brief: Nottingham highlighted as top training regionOn 12 Sep 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Nottingham is one of the best areas in the country for training, according to a Training Standards Council report. Orient Gold from Ilkeston and Nottingham City Council Vocational Training were picked out as being among the best training providers in the country during inspections.Scheme claimed to slow staff turnover at BPNational Vocational Qualification schemes can greatly reduce turnover, according to BP. The petrol giant claims around 60 per cent of people left the organisation before an NVQ scheme was introduced because of poor training and limited career opportunities. Since the introduction of the Developing People programme in 1997, staff turnover has decreased by 42 per cent among NVQ achievers.Framework devised to store systems knowledge Parity Training consultants have developed a sophisticated knowledge management system for securities firm Credit Suisse First Boston. CSFB was concerned that expert knowledge would be lost when individuals with expert knowledge left the company. Parity Training identified 100 internal systems reliant on knowledge and developed a three-level knowledge framework to provide CSFB with access to the information on the systems.www.paritytraining.co.uk £85,000 deal sees Navy automate appraisals The Royal Navy is to replace its manual paper-based appraisal system for its 7,500 officers with an automated system. Logsys Solutions of Wokingham will design the system in a contract worth £85,000. The system will enable appraisal forms to be completed at Navy bases worldwide, returning them to a central database and reporting application at the promotions section in Portsmouth. The need for automation of appraisal, promotion and transfer systems has developed as officer promotion numbers have risen. www.logsys.co.uk Comments are closed. last_img read more