30 Minutes with… Rob Webber

first_imgRW: Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with?RW: Will Ferrell, just because it would be quite funny. He always makes me chuckle.RW: If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?RW: Teleportation. I’d like to be able to just click my fingers and be anywhere in the world, then be back again in a heartbeat. I’d go to as many places as I could.RW: What’s your guilty pleasure?RW: Probably X Factor. Cheryl’s back and I’m a big fan of her!RW: Do you have any hidden talents?RW: My brother and I do a magic trick but I can’t say more than that because it’s top secret. It’s pretty special – we pull it out now and then when we’re together.Great entertainment: Stephen Fry would provide interesting dinner conversationRW: Who would be your three dream dinner party guests?RW: Will Ferrell for the comedy. Jim Morrison from The Doors. I’m a big fan and I’m sure he’d have a few yarns to tell. Stephen Fry – he’s very interesting and we could have an after-dinner QI. We’d have a laugh, a few stories and then a quiz – happy days.RW: What would you like to achieve outside of rugby?RW: I’m doing a business degree, so I’d like to complete that. I’m not sure what I want to do after rugby – I’m open to offers from readers!RW: How’d you like to be remembered? RUGBY WORLD: What’s the funniest thing you’ve heard on the pitch?ROB WEBBER: This was funny but in a slightly cruel way! In a game last year, we were giving away free-kicks at the scrum for going early, so Matt Gilbert asked the referee to make the call louder. I don’t know if the referee knew that Matt’s deaf, but the players had a little chuckle!RW: Do you have any phobias?RW: I wouldn’t be too good with snakes, but you don’t get too many of them in Bath.RW: What’s the silliest thing you’ve bought?RW: Last season I got some decks to learn to DJ and I used them once. I haven’t got a musical bone in my body!RW: Who are the jokers at Bath?RW: Micky Young fancies himself as one. Matt Garvey likes a joke and is always hiding phones and car keys. Matt plays a lot of jokes on Micky, who then retaliates and George Ford gets caught in the middle. Those three are always at each other.Round of applause: Dave Attwood gets a lot of stick at BathRW: Do you have any nicknames?RW: Just Webbs. The best nickname at Bath is probably Smugwood. That’s what we call Dave Attwood because he’s the smuggest man on the planet. He likes to think of himself as the quintessential English gent and gets a lot of stick for that.RW: What are your bugbears?RW: Lateness. I like to think I’m always on time, so if people are late I get agitated. Semesa Rokoduguni is always late. When he was in the military, he always had to be on time, so I think now he’s chilling out about it.RW: Do you have any superstitions?RW: I have a routine on match day, but not superstitions. If there’s a reason you’re not able to do it, you’d then panic. I used to pack meticulously, but a few years ago I realised it was best not to expend so much energy on it.RW: Which of your team-mates would you like to be?RW: Probably George Ford because he was GQ’s 51st best thing in the world, which is about 1,000,051 ahead of me! LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS RW: In rugby, as a bloke who gave it his all and enjoyed it along the way. I’ve got fantastic memories and hope to make a few more.This interview was published in the October 2014 edition of Rugby World. Click here for the latest subscription offers. On the charge: Rob Webber puts his head down while in action for Bath TAGS: Bath Rugby The Bath and England hooker on timing, teleportation and trickslast_img read more

“Consejería Pastoral Noutética”, el más reciente libro de Telesforo Isaac,…

first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY “Consejería Pastoral Noutética”, el más reciente libro de Telesforo Isaac, obispo emérito de la Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana Rector Bath, NC [Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana] Con gran entusiasmo y compromiso por el ministerio pastoral, el obispo Isaac pone en circulación el libro Consejería Pastoral Noutética. El libro es una antología de artículos y notas sobre la consejería diseñado y pensado para toda persona que desee asistir y proveer consuelo a quienes enfrentan una necesidad espiritual.Este manual nos presenta un cúmulo de escritos formativos que tienen la intención de aportar imágenes, observaciones y experiencias a estudiantes, seminaristas, ministros cristianos y orientadores. Se espera así incrementar el conocimiento y directrices que estos pueden proporcionar a personas en su entorno que buscan consuelo y un cambio de vida usando la noutética. La noutética —la palabra proviene del griego y su uso es común en el Nuevo Testamento— consiste en tres elementos: la preocupación, la confrontación y el cambio.“El amor de Dios se deja entrever en las líneas y artículos compartidos por el obispo y pastor Isaac, cuya finalidad es sin duda, la de generar conciencia sobre la importancia del bienestar en las relaciones humanas, el desarrollo personal y la interacción en los espacios socialmente necesarios, sin descuidar la vida de fe que potencia lo trascendente en nosotros y nosotras” afirma, Diego Sabogal, presbítero de la iglesia episcopal dominicana.El libro Consejería Pastoral Noutética ya está disponible en la oficina diocesana de la Catedral Episcopal La Epifanía en Santo Domingo. O escribiendo a [email protected] o por teléfono a 1-809-224-3320 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Por Ruth FerrerasPosted Nov 8, 2017 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA last_img read more

House in Apulo / AGRA Anzellini Garcia-Reyes Arquitectos

first_imgHouse in Apulo / AGRA Anzellini Garcia-Reyes ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse in Apulo / AGRA Anzellini Garcia-Reyes Arquitectos ArchDaily Area:  109 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Anapoima, Colombia Colombia Year:  Photographs:  Claudia Quintana & Martin AnzelliniContractor:Claudia QuintanaDesign Team:Martin Anzellini, Stefano Anzellini, Maria Inés Garcia-ReyesCity:AnapoimaCountry:ColombiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Claudia Quintana & Martin AnzelliniRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. On the outskirts of Bogota and other cities and towns in Colombia, particularly in temperate zones, more and more houses are rising as holiday or second homes for city dwellers. This represents an interesting opportunity for architects but, above all, a challenge because these constructions have an important impact on the rural landscape and on local culture.Save this picture!Site PlanWith this in mind, the concept of this project is to return to the values ​​of local vernacular building techniques and architectural typologies. The House in Apulo -following the principles of the constructions of the region-, has a double cover: the first one in concrete slabs to close the rooms and to protect from bats and insects and the second, as a shell for living, dining and cooking areas. The roof structure to shape the entire interior space is in laminated pine wood with bamboo shoots and locally obtained Palma Amarga or Calicá palm. The beautiful “Apretado” (Tightened) type ofinstallation of palm leaves is resistant to hard winds, isolates from heat and can easily be replaced every 15 to 20 years when needed.Save this picture!© Claudia Quintana & Martin AnzelliniNext to each one of the dormitories there is bathroom, with an open-air shower overlooking the garden. There is also a mezzanine, above the dormitories, which is accessed by a steep steal sculpture-stair.Save this picture!© Claudia Quintana & Martin AnzelliniSave this picture!ElevationsSave this picture!© Claudia Quintana & Martin AnzelliniThe result is a simple house that offers different alternatives of use and, in the landscape, it is simply a discrete “palm shed” as any peasant dwelling in the region.Save this picture!© Claudia Quintana & Martin AnzelliniProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for Concepts: Amsterdam Light Festival 2018-2019Built Projects & MasterplansArchitecture “Snowflakes” Created from World-Famous Building PlansArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/874089/casa-en-apulo-agra-anzellini-garcia-reyes-arquitectos Clipboard Houses Save this picture!© Claudia Quintana & Martin Anzellini+ 12 Share CopyAbout this officeAGRA Anzellini Garcia-Reyes ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAnapoimaColombiaPublished on December 27, 2017Cite: “House in Apulo / AGRA Anzellini Garcia-Reyes Arquitectos” 27 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?纯乡野棕榈棚 House in Apulo / AGRA Anzellini Garcia-Reyes Arquitectos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 Projects House in Apulo / AGRA Anzellini Garcia-Reyes Arquitectos “COPY” Photographs “COPY” Architects: AGRA Anzellini Garcia-Reyes Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/874089/casa-en-apulo-agra-anzellini-garcia-reyes-arquitectos Clipboardlast_img read more

Charity sports online auction site introduces affiliate programme

first_imgCharity sports online auction site introduces affiliate programme  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Visit Bid4Sport.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A Web site that auctions sporting items for charity has launched an affiliate programme to encourage other sites to carry its advertising banners.A Web site that auctions sporting items for charity has launched an affiliate programme to encourage other sites to carry its advertising banners. Affiliate partners of Bid4Sport.com will earn income if they direct visitors who register or buy an item online.Online affiliate programmes have been in operation since 1996, but hardly any charities and non-profit sector sites have embraced this particular method of online marketing yet. Advertisement Howard Lake | 15 June 2001 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

ASID Pasadena Kitchen and Home Tour Raises More Than $1,700 for Hillsides

first_imgHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty A bedroom designed by Greg Parker was one of the highlights of the 28th Annual ASID Kitchen and Home Tour that benefited Hillsides.Small was beautiful for Hillsides during the 28th Annual American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Pasadena Chapter’s Kitchen and Home Tour that highlighted the beauty of small homes. The event, held on Sunday, October 19, raised $1,773 for Hillsides.Tickets for the tour of four residences in Pasadena and La Canada professionally designed by ASID designers sold for $40 in advance and $45 at the door. Proceeds benefited the ASID Pasadena Chapter Interior Design Student scholarship and community projects, with a portion donated to Hillsides.“We are very appreciative of ASID’s support of Hillsides. These funds will be put to good use as Hillsides continues to expand its services and programs to families and children throughout Los Angeles County,” said Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa.Hillsides, which serves 7,500 children and families at 19 sites from Hollywood Hills to the San Gabriel Valley, recently launched a substance abuse program and is growing its community-based mental health centers. In addition, its new drop-in Peer Resource Center, located in Pasadena, serves 400 unique youth a year.The designers of the kitchen and home tour were Gregory W. Parker (Parker West Interiors), Emily LaMarque (Emily LaMarque Design Studio), Sara Bates (Sara Bates Interior Design), and Debbie Talianko (Talianko Design Group). For more information on ASID Pasadena, please visit www.asidpasadena.org.Hillsides, headquartered in Pasadena, is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families throughout Los Angeles County. For more information, please visit www.hillsides.org. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe center column 1 ASID Pasadena Kitchen and Home Tour Raises More Than $1,700 for Hillsides From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, November 13, 2014 | 2:09 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Motorists urged to exercise caution as Wind Warning takes effect

first_img Previous articleDelay in handing over social housing keysNext articleCouncillors meet with Dept officials over direct provision plan for Letterkenny News Highland Motorists urged to exercise caution as Wind Warning takes effect Facebook WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – December 4, 2020 A status yellow wind warning is in place across the country.Met Éireann are warning of winds of up 100 kilometres an hour.Motorists across Donegal are being warned to take extra precautions on the roads due to fallen trees and debris in some areas.With temperatures plummeting to 3 degrees and a wind warning in place, the country is bracing itself for a cold snap this weekend.The yellow wind warning remains in place until tomorrow morning at 6am with a slight risk of coastal flooding. Twitter Twitter Pinterest Google+center_img Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

An insider’s guide to Assessor and Verifier Qualifications

first_imgD342 Maintain and monitor arrangements        No easy match in thenew standardsfor processing assessment informationD343 Verify assessment practice                      V1.3 Monitor the qualityof assessors’ performance No easy link to D34                                         V1.4Meet external quality assurance requirements An insider’s guide to Assessor and Verifier QualificationsOn 3 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. center_img MaureenScholefield reviews the new Assessor and Verifier Qualifications for NVQs andasks are they are a threat or an opportunity?The quality assurance aspect of National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs)has always been a matter for debate. So the current changes being implementedto NVQs are welcome news and long overdue for those who believe that they are avaluable part of the qualifications structure. The Qualifications Curriculum Authority (QCA) has published The NVQ Code ofPractice1, to replace the previous Common Accord. While the code makes forheavy reading, it gives those involved in NVQ implementation an approved centrecriteria. These are designed to be used by awarding bodies such as City &Guilds, OCR and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. A tariff of sanctions has been drawn up in consultation with the awardingbodies to ensure: – Transparency, equity and consistency of treatment between awarding bodiesand their approved centres in response to identified shortcomings – Public confidence in the quality assurance and control arrangements thatunderpin the implementation and assessment of NVQs The qualifications for assessors, internal verifiers and external verifiers,fall under the standard-setting body for learning and development, theEmployment National Training Organisation. The revised standards were finallyagreed in December 2001. Awarding bodies then worked to agree the evidencerequirements and have prepared their responses to these new standards. Those responsible for the operation of NVQ centres will face someinteresting challenges in the years ahead. They will need to carefully evaluatetheir systems and procedures to see how they measure up to the approved centrecriteria and how they monitor the working practices of their assessors andinternal verifiers. Competence Over the years, a number of qualifications have been offered to ensure thatthose assessing competence were in fact competent assessors. These were acascade model, the Workplace Trainer and Assessor award; an assessed model, theCity & Guilds 929 series; the D units, and now the A and V units. For the assessor units A1 and A22, it will be important to decide who willtake the lead in assessment, especially as there is another unit, L20 – Supportcompetence in the workplace, which could be a suitable unit for a team leader orsupervisor of the NVQ candidate. – Unit A1: Assess candidates using a range of methods. This is themost complex assessment unit as it requires the assessor to use at least fourmethods including observation, questioning, accreditation of prior experienceand achievement and simulations. The use of observation is a mandatory requirement. Evidence of knowledgewill be required for the four assessment methods not used. The NVQ Code of Conduct stresses the need for independent assessment. Thismeans some standard-setting bodies will include formal testing and evidencefrom others in their assessment strategy for their qualifications. D33 has three elements and A1 has four. The last element, A1.4 – Contributeto the internal quality assurance process, is all about how the assessor hasprocessed candidate assessment records and contributed to standardisationmeetings. A written statement from an internal verifier is also needed toconfirm how the assessor has contributed to agreed quality assurance procedures.– Unit A2 is closely linked to D32. The changes are about the need tohave written outcomes from progress reviews combined with updated assessmentplans. Assessment plans must also show how issues of safety, minimum disruptionto work activities and unobtrusive assessment have been planned. The theme of continuous improvement is stressed, as the last elementrequires the assessor’s internal verifier to state how the candidate hascontributed to quality assurance procedures. – L20 Support competence achieved in the workplace This is anotherunit worth looking into. It covers: – Assessing performance in the workplace against agreed standards – Giving staff members support in the workplace and feedback on theirperformance It could really help managers to see the value of NVQs because if standardsof performance are aligned to the NVQ standards, a powerful performancemanagement tool is available to them. The evidence requirements of this unitare currently being devised by the awarding bodies offering it. – V1 Conduct internal quality assurance of the assessment process Ithas some major changes when compared with D34. The chart below gives anoverview: This unit will give NVQ centres that have been operating a high-profilequality assurance system a very real sense of satisfaction. It places emphasison internal verification being a continuous process, rather than an endprocess. The unit describes some of the activities that internal verifiers are likelyto undertake including: – Monitoring the performance of assessors – Supporting assessors to develop their skills – Monitoring and supporting the people and organisations who provideadministrative support to the assessment process – Monitoring and reporting on the achievement rates of candidates – Monitoring the progress and satisfaction of candidates – Meeting the assessment requirements of awarding bodies and other externalagencies These activities show that the scope of this unit is much broader. Itdescribes a role that is not fulfilled by many internal verifiers. Is this afault in the unit specification, or is it a fitting challenge for aspiring andexisting internal verifiers? It may well be that the development of internal verifiers will be a muchlonger process in the future, which in itself is not such a bad thing. It willgive verifier candidates time to consolidate and build on existing skills. TheEMPNTO Learning and Development Assessment Strategy2 has given internalverifiers the criteria which includes that “all internal verifiers willhave sufficient experience of having conducted assessments of the specificnational occupational standards they are verifying or in an appropriate andrelated occupational area”. Sufficient occupational competence is defined as: – Having been an assessor for the standards being assessed, or for a set ofstandards in a related occupational area, for a minimum of one year within thelast two years – Having demonstrated updating within the last year involving at least twoactivities, including: – Attending awarding body verification training courses – Studying for learning and development units – Study related to job role – Collaborative working with awarding bodies – Qualifications development work All internal verifiers will have direct responsibility and quality controlof assessments of the occupational standards, or the quality assurance of theassessment process within an assessment centre which has been approved by anawarding body. Other requirements include that all internal verifiers will either hold therelevant qualification for internal verifiers of national occupationalstandards, or have a development plan indicating progress towards thatqualification. Internal verifiers of assessor candidates are required to have achievedtheir Internal Verification unit before they can start to internally verifyassessor candidates. Similarly, internal verifiers of internal and externalverifier candidates must have achieved their own Assessor and Verifier Unitsbefore they can start to internally verify the verifier candidates. The development of internal verifiers needs to be more considered. Asuitable development programme would be to focus on V1.2 first, then move on toV1.3. Once these elements are consolidated V1.1 should be tackled, and finally,V1.4. ImplicationsThe implications for those managing NVQ centres will be the need to evaluatecurrent practices against the NVQ Code of Practice, and the requirements ofEMPNTO’s Assessment Strategy and the A and V units. It is an excellent time tore-evaluate procedures, systems and processes. The regulatory aspect of the NVQ Code of Practice will place pressure on NVQCentres and awarding bodies. Those NVQ centres benefiting from governmentfunding also need to take account of the Adult Learning Inspectorate3 (ALI) Thetransparency of their operations is excellent, and at last, an employer wishingto work with a funded organisation can immediately see the status of thepotential partner by visiting the website. Those who are passionate about the value of vocational qualifications willrise to the challenge. Those who do not provide a quality service to theircandidates will see the changes as another imposition. Overall, the marketplacefor vocational qualifications will be the better for these changes as long asfunding agencies such as the Learning and Skills Councils start to take note ofNVQ centres failing to meet awarding body requirements and those who haveproblematic inspections from the ALI. Comparison between the D units and the A and V unitsD32 Assess candidate                                     A2Assess candidates’    performance                                                     performancethrough observation D33 Assess candidate                                     A1 Assesscandidates     using differing sources                                       using arange of methods of evidence      D34 Internally verify the                                    V1 Conduct internalquality     assessment process                                           assuranceof the assessment process D35 Externally verify the                                   V2 Conduct externalquality     assessment process                                           assuranceof the assessment processMaureen Scholefield is managingdirector of Cullen Scholefield – a personnel, management and trainingConsultancy. Maureen has been a National Verifier for Training and Developmentwith City & Guilds. She works with organisations to devise strategic plansand tactical responses to the management of NVQ systems Contacts1 NVQ Code of Practice published byQCA. Order Ref QCA/02/875 Free from QCA Publications Telephone: 01787 844 4442  Learning andDevelopment standards published by EMPNTO. Available on CD-Rom: visitwww.empnto.co.uk3 Adult Learning Inspectorate www.ali.gov.uk Comparison between D34 and V1No easy link to D34                                         V1.1Carry out and link to D34 evaluate internal assessment and quality assurance systemsD341 Advise support assessors                        V1.2 Support assessors    Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Closer

first_img4/529 JanuaryIf you like your theatre witty, pithy and sexy, Guy Levin’s production of Closer is well worth seeing.Desire is the driving force in a play which sees a quartet of 1990s Londoners caught in a claustrophobic web of lust and deceit. Staging is minimal: Closer’s real focus is on self-consciously clever dialogue and the simmering sexual tensions it reveals. This is not a play concerned with weighty philosophy. We are made aware of the links between death and desire, but these are not satisfactorily explored. A meta-theatrical debate concerning art as exploitation is touched on, then disregarded. Closer does not treat any concept (apart from that of sex) more than superficially, abandoning profundity for clever wordplay and vivid volleys of banter. This is sometimes very effective, and the actors really bring out the humour of Closer’s best lines. Occasionally, though, one can be left unsatisfied. Verbal and emotional parallels are constantly drawn between the characters in a way that can feel heavy-handed. Some aspects of the play now seem dated. The scenes based on an internet sex chatroom in particular have lost much of their shock effect. Yet whatever the deficiencies of the script, the acting is consistently superb. Lindsay Dukes captures the simultaneously vulnerable and sexually provocative nature of stripper Alice, and Harry Creelman and Alex Bowles give understated and convincing portrayals of photographer Anne and obituary-writer Dan respectively. Whilst Matt Maltby as Larry initially engaged better with the comic scenes, his progression towards unsettling anger was ultimately extremely powerful. Closer really benefits from the pared-down treatment it receives in this production. Both the comic and serious scenes are handled well by a talented cast, and the sharp wit of the dialogue is counterpoised with convincing outbursts of passion.by Elisabeth Lewis-Barnedlast_img read more

Bayonne PAL Intermediate Girls Championship Game

first_imgThe Intermediate Girls Championship game featured Undefeated J&J Printing and 2nd seeded Harrington’s. In the first quarter Harrington’s came out strong scoring the first 2 baskets, but late in the 1st quarter J&J Printing went on a 5-0 run to end the quarter. J&J Printing was able to pull out at halftime with a 12-3 2nd quarter that left them up at Halftime with a score of 17-7. The final score was 34-20 in favor of J&J Printing. J&J Printing: Taleiyah Smith 19, Samantha Boehm 4, Cayla Johnson 4, Cyniah Smith 3, Katherine Sorrentino 2 and Nelina Flores 2Harrington’s: Annie O’Neill 9, Megan Feeley 6, Nariyah Henderson 4, Mackenzie Finn 1last_img

The Revivalists’ Rob Ingraham Goes Hilariously In-Depth About TODAY Show Experience

first_imgNeo-soul group The Revivalists have a lot to look forward to, as the New Orleans band gets geared up for the Jazz Fest season. Touring on the heels of their recently released Men Amongst Mountains, the band had a unique opportunity last week, when they performed “Wish I Knew You” on The TODAY Show.The Revivalists’ Guide To Surviving Jazz FestWe reached out to the band to hear about their national television debut, and luckily saxophonist Rob Ingraham had planned to write about it all along. Ingraham is the chosen one who keeps up with The Revivalists Tour Blog, which he updates sporadically with stories from the road. A group of seven young men facing the world from their car seats, chasing dreams down the highway, and rightfully landing themselves in places like The TODAY Show are of the monumental stories you will read. The most recent post, “THEY LET US KEEP THE CLOTHES/A STUDY IN PURPLE,” was published on the day of Prince’s death. Enjoy “THEY LET US KEEP THE CLOTHES/A STUDY IN PURPLE,” by Rob Ingraham:Studio 1A, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY. Tuesday, April 12, 2016. 8:30 AM.We take up entirely too much space.It’s not really our fault. We’re a seven-piece band. There isn’t much we could do short of firing someone. Our actual dressing room, a 5’x5′ nook with two chairs and four coat hangers through a door across from one of the makeup stations, can barely accommodate our jackets and backpacks. As is our custom, we have spilled into the common area between all of the various dressing rooms. This is the crossroads, the Great Nexus, the place where all paths converge. Hoda Kotb breezes through the common area and into make-up, easing her pace just long enough to look us over and remark that we “look like trouble.” A few minutes later, she wafts back through the room singing “Love Will Keep Us Together” in honor of Toni Tennille, who has finished her interview and is in her own 5’x5′ nook with two chairs and four coat hangers through a door across from one of the makeup stations waiting for a car to arrive. On my way back from the part of the room where there are bagels, a cameraman waves me through an interview with a woman whom I only later realize had been controversial former NAACP chapter president Rachel Dolezal. At one point, a production assistant approaches us:P.A.: “Are you all with keeping up?”Revs: “[collective hesitation, general confusion]”P.A.: “‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians?’”They didn’t have enough 5’x5′ nooks with two chairs and four coat hangers through doors across from the makeup stations for all of their guests, so “Justified” star Timothy Olyphant and the “second-chance” shelter dogs from the ASPCA both have to make do with sections of the grand foyer just outside of the common area that have been partitioned off with black sheets hanging from tall metal frames. It’s like an off-puttingly cheery version of a scene from a World War II movie at the triage station of a makeshift hospital in a shelled-out cathedral.The program is scheduled down to the minute. At 3:30 AM, our anointed two-man crew heroically ventures to Studio 1A to touch base with the production team and begin setting up our gear. At 5:15 (which, as a rare, bitter twist, is too early for hotel breakfast), we amble over and finish setting up. At the prompting of the ground-level studio’s stage manager, we perform a brief sound check and rehearse an abridged version of “Wish I Knew You” in the gaps between live segments. After this we have an hour or two to nap, eat, or just sort of take up space somewhere and try to make sense of it all. I return to our hotel, a mercifully short walk away, and spend the time doing a crossword puzzle (my new morning ritual when we stay in hotels that stock complimentary copies of USA Today). At 8:00, I get dressed. From the waist down I am wearing clothes I brought with me, and from the waist up I am wearing clothes chosen for me by Robyn Victoria, our stylist for the day.Come to think of it, the most surreal aspect of this whole experience may very well have been the stylist. Not that there was anything particularly odd or unbelievable about Robyn, or her assistant, Jeremiah- they were just two hip young folks who, over the course of about about thirty minutes per band member and armed with two large racks of apparel in an already economically sized hotel room, did a fantastic job of making us look like crisper, more cohesive versions of ourselves. The surreality came from the simple fact that we had a stylist at all. On Saturday, we were playing a frat party in Auburn. On Monday, we were flying into New York early to meet with our stylist. I like to act all cool and unflappable whenever possible, but how could I not be flapped by this?Which brings us back to the beginning of the story. By 8:30, we are all in the common nexus of the green room area, eating bagels and ducking through other people’s interviews and taking up too much space and answering production assistants’ questions with puzzled stares. At some point during this nebulous period we are summoned two or three at a time to makeup, where skilled tradespeople use powdered brushes to disguise the fact that we’re all running on about four hours of sleep. At 10:00 we return to the studio and set our instruments back onto marked positions on the floor, pausing briefly so Kourtney Kardashian can sit down with Kathie Lee and Hoda to talk about a new line of smoothies and the status of her relationship with her sometime-partner Scott Disick (they’re not currently together, but they’re on good terms and they just went on a nice vacation with their children).If, throughout the whole Today experience, I had taken a sip of beer every time I thought to myself “is this real life?” I’d have been too drunk to stand come performance time.At 10:20 Zack and Dave give a brief interview. During the following commercial break, we do a final run-through of the song. At 10:38 (pushed up from 10:48), we do the thing. Our phones explode. The internet trembles. We pack up our gear and decamp from the common area of the green room. We have a celebratory meal nearby with some close friends and a few representatives of our management posse. I curse myself for forgetting to stop in the Nintendo store next to the studio. By 2:30 PM, we and our things are smushed into two SUVs bound for LaGuardia. Two hours later, we’re in the sky, heading home. All told, our trip to New York will amount to roughly twenty-four hours.In the end, despite the vague sense of pressure, the rough hours (even rougher on the real heroes of this story: our crew), and the intimidating, down-to-the-minute schedule, our first foray into national television was a pretty fun adventure. The on-screen personalities at The Today Show were all very good at making us feel at ease, and the behind-the-scenes staff were utterly remarkable in their efficiency, professionalism, and geniality. Plus, it was just kind of cool to get swept up in the pace of this huge, incredible machine and to see what it’s like being a small part of a massive system.These days, most of our shows are just that- our shows- in the sense that when we headline a club, for a brief time our music and our performance becomes the center of a tiny universe. Not that this is a particularly good attitude for any professional to have, but to some degree, if we’re behind schedule, the world is behind schedule. If our time is up but the audience begs for more music, we can play more music. The house lights stay down. The bar stays open. The more we grow as a band, the more things flex and move to accommodate us. Our time on Today was an enjoyable reminder that we, not just as musicians, but as people, are part of a much greater ecosystem; one to which we owe both deference and stewardship.Wardrobe: 5/5Catering: 4/5Hosts: 5/5Crew: 10/5Hours: 3/5Unexpected Philosophical Implications: Numbers are just like, a construct, man…/5Accommodations: 5/5Overall Rating: 5/5 would recommend to others. Special thanks to tastemaker and erstwhile New Orleanian Elvis Duran for showing us so much love.EDIT: Well, shit. I wrote this entry this morning, left my house for a few rehearsals, and by the time I got back home to edit and post it, Prince was dead. What a year. So many heroes are gone. As with David Bowie, part of what I always found inspiring about Prince was how he never compromised. He was perfection personified. Not many people ever have as much control over their own worlds as he did, and even fewer actually manage to do anything good with that kind of authority. Prince was a hundred-year-storm of talent, drive, grace, and authenticity. To paraphrase a quote from Picasso: If he had been a soldier, he would have become a general. If he had been a monk, he would have become the Pope. Instead, he was a musician, and became Prince.Sleep well. Thank you for showing us the way.——————————————————————————————————If you haven’t already, check out the song Rob and David Shaw co-wrote for David Bowie after his passing. Also, watch some of The Revivalists’ most recent tributes to Prince, which will surely continue in the months to come.You can catch the septet performing live in their own city during Jazz Fest both at the fairgrounds and during the late-night shenanigans. While they are scheduled to play the Orpheum Theatre with Vulfpeck and The Soul Rebels on Saturday, April 23, at 9pm (tickets) and at the Gentilly Stage on Friday, April 29 at 3:40pm (tickets), you never know where else the guys will show up masking the spirit of Jazz Fest-ivities. [Photo via The Revivalists Facebook]last_img read more