Shelter appoints Women’s Aid chief executive Polly Neate

first_img Tagged with: Charity People Recruitment / people  190 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Melanie May | 22 February 2017 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Women’s Aid is to seek a new chief executive as current CEO Polly Neate is leaving the charity to take up the role of chief executive of Shelter.Neate will take over at Shelter this summer, and the recruitment process for a new Women’s Aid chief executive is expected to begin soon.Neate has been at Women’s Aid since 2013, where she has overseen a number of major successes for the charity. These have included securing legislation to criminalise coercive and controlling behaviour; winning a total of £33 million in new Government funding for refuges; launching the charity’s Safer Futures project; increasing the capacity-building support offered to local domestic abuse services; and getting the issue of abuse in the family courts onto the public and political agenda with the Child First campaign. Most recently this included securing legislation to prevent survivors of domestic abuse being cross-examined by their abusive ex-partners in the family courts.She has also overseen the launch of Change that Lasts, Women’s Aid’s vision for the future, which places the survivor at the heart of the response to domestic abuse.Beverley Pass, co-chair of Women’s Aid, said:“Polly has done a fantastic job over the past four years, representing our members and women with great passion and to great effect. We wish her all the best at Shelter. For us, we now look forward to the next exciting phase for Women’s Aid and begin our search for a woman who can help us on our journey to ensure women and children are safe.”  189 total views,  3 views today Advertisement Shelter appoints Women’s Aid chief executive Polly Neatelast_img read more

LCDC’s key role in delivery of public services

first_imgFacebook NewsLocal NewsLCDC’s key role in delivery of public servicesBy Alan Jacques – April 23, 2015 754 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSlimerickLimerick Local Community Development Committee (LCDC)Local Economic and Community Plan Printcenter_img Previous articleBreastCheckNext articleAdults bully too (Editorial) Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Twitter by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE Limerick Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is playing a key role in the development of a six-year Local Economic and Community Plan for the city and county.Established last year under the Government plan for effective local government, the committee comprises of 17 members drawn from both the statutory and non public and non-statutory socio-economic partners across Limerick and has oversight and responsibility for local development and community-related funding.The LCDC is now working with the Economic Development, Enterprise and Planning Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) of the local authority to deliver the strategy, which is expected to be published in December. The plan will feature an integrated approach to local authority community development programmes, local development programmes funded by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government (DECLG) and those funded by other Departments.Committee chairperson, Cllr Eddie Ryan said that the work of the LCDC will be “underpinned by a collaborative approach at local and central government level to support the streamlining of local development structures, as well as to ensure more targeted resource allocation and sustainable funding arrangements for Limerick”.“Our key focus is to make sure that the delivery of public services is carried out in a way that is responsive to specific local needs and circumstances, and that all of Limerick benefits directly from State-funded local and community development interventions,” said Cllr Ryan.Director of Services Josephine Cotter-Coughlan said a process of identifying actions that will strengthen and develop the economic and community sectors is underway. WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Tara Pacific Expedition wraps up in Boston

first_imgSchooner finishes its research mission, offers onboard visits, and partners with Radcliffe Institute for science lectureAfter more than two years at sea, the research schooner Tara docked in Boston for a weeklong visit.During the Tara Pacific Expedition, which began in May 2016, the vessel has traveled more than 62,000 miles, studying 40 archipelagos and making 70 stops in 30 countries along the way — all in the interest of understanding the biodiversity of coral reefs and their evolution in this age of rapid climate change and increasing human activity.Forty percent of the world’s coral reefs are located in the Pacific, the world’s largest ocean, and this Tara expedition is the first of its kind in terms of scale.Scientists aboard the research schooner Tara; at far left is Chris Bowler and at far right is Eric Karsenti. Photo courtesy of Chris BowlerThis weekend, scientists on board are eager to share their findings with the public: they are inviting visitors to the Tara on Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30, for 30-minute presentations about the expedition.On Tuesday, the Radcliffe Institute will host “Tara Oceans: Cells, Embryos, and the Origins of Complexity in Life,” to be presented by Eric Karsenti, the scientific director of the Tara Oceans expedition and codirector of the Tara Oceans Polar Circle expedition and a visiting group leader at the European Molecular Biological Laboratory. In addition to being the second in The Undiscovered Science Lecture Series, the lecture is the public conclusion of a Radcliffe-funded workshop organized by Chris Bowler, RI ’17, the CNRS Director of Research at the Institut de Biologie de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure, in Paris, and Colleen Cavanaugh, the Edward C. Jeffrey Professor of Biology at the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences.Colleen Cavanaugh aboard the Tara. Photo courtesy of Chris BowlerBowler is a scientific coordinator of the Tara Oceans expedition, and Cavanaugh joined the Tara for its New York–Boston sail.On October 4, after making Boston its last stop, the Tara will set sail for home, in Lorient, France.last_img read more

Disney updates Jungle Cruise after insensitivity criticism

first_imgORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jungle Cruise is one of the original Disney parks’ rides and it’s getting a 21st century remodel. That comes following criticism of the ride for its depiction of animatronic indigenous people as savages or headhunters. It’s the latest update to a legacy theme park ride that has been criticized in years past as being racist. Disney said in a blog post Monday that the ride will be updated by Disney “imagineers” at the Disneyland park in California and the Magic Kingdom park in Florida with a new storyline. It said the changes will “reflect and value the diversity of the world.”last_img read more

52 Evacuated After East Northport Fire

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York More than 50 people—including three families forced to temporarily move into a hotel—were evacuated from an East Northport building after a fire ripped through Friday afternoon. Suffolk County police said the blaze at the Larkfield Road commercial building, which is also connected to residential apartments, started in the rear work area of Vacuum Cleaners Sales and Service around 3 p.m. Three families—eight people in four apartments—were relocated by the Red Cross to the Hampton Inn in Commack, police said. Forty-two other residents were temporarily moved to a Salvation Army shelter until electricity and heat were restored to their apartments. The temperature was in the teens during much of the day Friday. In total, 52 residents were evacuated, police said. Investigators are still looking into the cause of the fire, but it doesn’t appear to be criminal, police said. Nobody was injured.last_img read more

DHS starts work on $128 million biodefense center

first_imgJun 27, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials broke ground yesterday for the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC) at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md. Construction of the NBACC is slated for completion in 2008, DHS officials said in a news release. The facility’s estimated cost is $128 million, according to an April 2005 Congressional Research Service (CRS) report. See also: The new center is a component of the Bush administration’s “Biodefense in the 21st Century” initiative and meets requirements in the Homeland Security Act of 2002, the DHS statement said. The facility will include laboratories with the highest level of biosecurity, Biosafety Level 4, for handling dangerous pathogens, according to the CRS report. “Scientific research is fundamental to reducing the high consequences of a biological attack,” said DHS Deputy Secretary Michael Jackson, as quoted in the DHS press release. “Our threat picture is ever-changing, and this facility will provide enduring biodefense capability against these types of emerging threats.” Congressional Research Service report, Apr 25, 2005http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/RL32891.pdf The NBACC will be located at the new National Interagency Biodefense Campus (NIBC). The campus includes laboratories belonging to the Department of Defense, the Department of Agriculture, the National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to DHS. (Fort Detrick is the home of the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.) The 160,000-square-foot facility will house two centers, the Biological Threat Characterization Center (BTCC) and the National Bioforensic Analysis Center (NBFAC). The BTCC’s task is to define biothreat agents and conduct risk assessments to guide research, development, and acquisition efforts and to support the intelligence community, according to DHS. The NBFAC is the lead federal facility for conducting forensic analysis after a biological attack.last_img read more