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Pilgrims bear witness to racial reconciliation at Georgia lynching site 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 Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Belleville, IL A stone and bronze plaque unveiled Oct. 22 in front of the Douglass Theatre in Macon, Georgia, marks the location where a lynch mob discarded the body of their victim John “Cockey” Glover in 1922. The plaque was unveiled during a pilgrimage by 175 people sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta’s Beloved Community Commission for Dismantling Racism. Photo: Hala Hess White[Diocese of Atlanta] In an effort to confront racism and heal from it, 175 people made a pilgrimage Saturday, Oct. 22 to Macon and marked where a 1922 lynch mob dumped the body of John “Cockey” Glover.“Telling the truth is the only path to real healing,” Catherine Meeks told the crowd assembled inside the Douglass Theatre, a historic landmark in Macon established by one of the city’s first African-American entrepreneurs. “People want to say that that the truth will lead to division, but it’s the lies that keep us divided.”Meeks, a former professor of African-American studies at nearby Mercer University, led the pilgrimage on behalf of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta’s Beloved Community Commission for Dismantling Racism, which she chairs.The pilgrimage grew out of the commission’s four-year effort to remove barriers to seeing God’s face in everyone. The commission last month hosted Alabama death penalty lawyer and “Just Mercy” author Bryan Stevenson, who drew a packed crowd at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta. “When you go to spaces where there has been abuse, trauma and horror, and do something reflective, you can begin to respond to the trauma,” he said.The daylong pilgrimage began before dawn at Meeks’ home church, St. Augustine’s Episcopal in Morrow, where buses filled with people of various colors, ages, cultures, denominations and religions. Most were from the Atlanta diocese; others came from Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, Massachusetts and California. Some are planning similar commemorations around race-related violence where they live.In general, those on the pilgrimage were seeking to change the narrative of racially-charged violence—including modern-day police killings of unarmed people of color—by bearing witness publically to its wrongness, sanctifying the lives of all people and honoring Glover and others as martyrs.“Why am I as a white person 50 times safer walking down the street than a black person?” asked Chris Wight of Oak View, California, who works at a ministry devoted to social justice and was in Georgia to visit a similar one and support the pilgrimage. “In my local area, native peoples’ lands were built over by freeways and their histories demolished. We need to look at true histories, not whitewashed history.”Recalling a violent deathThe body of lynching victim John “Cockey” Glover was dumped in front of the historic Douglass Theatre in Macon, Georgia, by a lynch mob in 1922. Built by African- American entrepreneur Charles Douglass, the theater was a popular gathering place for the community and Glover’s body was left there “to make a statement,” said Theatre Director Gina Ward. Photo: Hala Hess WhiteAt the Macon theater, the group celebrated Eucharist with Atlanta Bishop Robert C. Wright, who said that racial reconciliation isn’t about guilt or defensiveness—it’s critical to loving others like Jesus loves. “We ground what is and could be in this common cup,” he said.The sermon by Simeon Bruce, a fellow in Atlanta’s Episcopal Service Corps, urged listeners that remembering must be followed by repenting from judging others and learning from our mistakes.For the offertory anthem, a Clark Atlanta University Quartet soloist sang the protest ballad “Strange Fruit”: Black body swinging in the Southern breeze /Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.The service continued outside the theater, where on Aug. 1, 1922, Glover’s lynched body had been dumped “to make a statement,” said Gina Ward, the theater’s director.Local historian Andrew Manis said Glover appeared at a poolroom drunk and waving a pistol, and when law enforcement responded, he fatally shot a white policeman and two white customers. He went into hiding as police searched and harassed the African-American community and the Ku Klux Klan put a $100 bounty on him. The Douglass Theatre, which had been built by African-American entrepreneur Charles Douglass, usually was a safe place for the community, but during the manhunt, Douglass himself received death threats.As an American, Glover was supposed to have the constitutional right to equal protection under the law and a fair trial, guaranteed by the 14th Amendment passed in 1868. Still, in the years following the Civil War, rights were not applied equally. From 1886 to 1992, after the end of Reconstruction, at least 15 people were lynched in middle Georgia.Two days after the poolroom shootings, Glover was apprehended 50 miles north in Griffin, but his police transport ended before he got to Macon.“Just north of the city, they were stopped by a mob of an estimated 400 angry white men, who grabbed up Glover from the back floorboard of the car. [They] emptied shotguns into his body, left him lying face up in a small swampy ditch … then decided to dump the body in the back of a truck and take it into Macon,” Manis wrote in “Macon Black and White, An Unutterable Separation in the American Century.”In downtown Macon, the biggest city in central Georgia then and now, “the mob jerked Glover’s remains out of the truck and dumped it in the street, where his clothing was cut to shreds and sold as souvenirs,” Manis wrote. “Later, the nearly nude body was dumped in the foyer of the Douglass Theatre. Someone shouted, ‘Get the gasoline,’ but the police arrived just before the body could be incinerated inside the theater. By that time hundreds of whites had converged on the area and overwhelmed police. Pushing and shoving, many shouted, ‘Burn him!’ or ‘Hang him up.’ Others yelled, ‘Let’s get a look at him.’”On the spot where that happened, the service Saturday continued under a bright autumn sun.Wright unveiled a stone and bronze marker embedded on the ground with Glover’s name and “martyred brothers and unknown others” lynched from 1886 to 1922 in middle Georgia, with the date and seal of the Atlanta diocese. Although almost a century has passed since Glover’s death, one purpose of the pilgrimage was to present lynchings in the context of injustice toward people of color, which many see continuing today in instances where police fatally shoot unarmed African-American men.The Rev. Kimberly Jackson, an associate rector at All Saints Episcopal Church in Atlanta, led a litany of remembrance.“We remember these martyrs who were targeted by racial terrorism and stripped of their humanity,” she said before reciting the names of Glover; James Moore; Owen Ogletree; Charles Gibson; Jack Hilsman; Charles Powell; William Bostick; Alonzo Green and his unnamed son; Paul Jones; Willie Singleton; Amos Gibson; John Goolsby; Henry Etheridge; John Gilham; and those unknown. “We lament the historical silence that surrounds their lynching and buries the truth,” she recited.“Today we commit to break the silence, to uncover the hard truths of our history and to face the legacy of racial terrorism,” the congregation responded.“We are poets and prophets, protestors and protectors, committed to dismantling racism in our homes, churches, schools, and beyond… Let us go forth in the world until justice, real justice, comes,” concluded Jackson.One of the first offerings was a cluster of white sage. It came from Wight’s front yard, a sacred herb for native people in his part of California and his way of marking the sanctity of life across cultures.Recognizing the civic and personal importanceThe event attracted the blessing of the Macon-Bibb County government, which declared Oct. 22, 2016, “Reclaiming Hope through Remembering Day.”“No resolution or ordinance means more than what we are to do today,” Elaine Lucas, a local elected official for 25 years, told the pilgrimage audience. “Even though we don’t know all the names and we never will know all the names of the martyrs, you are remembering them, and we are remembering them. I salute you, and we salute you… This gives me real hope that we can come together and do what’s right for everyone in this country.”Berkeley Divinity at Yale Student Paul Daniels II sings a renewal of baptismal vows at the Tubman Museum in Macon, Georgia, during an Oct. 22 event to commemorate the life of lynching victim John “Cockey” Glover. Photo: Hala Hess WhiteThe pilgrimage continued at the nearby Tubman Museum, which focuses on African-American art, history and culture, where participants viewed historical photos of lynchings across the country, including Minnesota, Wyoming and Oklahoma. Facilitators worked with small groups to continue the dialogue before the pilgrimage ended.“This is so important at a time in which our nation is politically and racially polarized,” said Tubman Museum Director Andy Ambrose. “We need to do this.”For Christian clergy and lay leaders in Georgia and the South, reconciliation efforts such as the pilgrimage represent a significant historical shift.“One great irony is that as this region was simultaneously becoming the lynching center of the United States, it was also becoming the Bible Belt,” Manis told the pilgrimage participants. “So many of those ghastly affairs were presided over by Christian clergy…. The white Christians at the time were certain that the ritual [of lynching] was a sign of their purity.”Confronting evidence of lynchingMany of the museum’s lynching photos featured bystanders, with their expressions ranging from smiling to disinterest. Katie Capurso Ernst, program manager of the Mission Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, wondered if their response was any different from most Americans who view a police shooting video today.“I don’t know in the moment if people are aware when history is being made,” said Ernst, who is helping plan a similar commemoration in the Diocese of Massachusetts. “In a thousand years, would people look back at [current] videos of police shootings, how many views they got and things still hadn’t changed?”Others said connecting the lynching evidence in Macon to present racial violence represents a powerful call to social justice.“We are drawing a line between lynching and police shootings. It‘s an evolution of the same intention,” said Paul Daniels II, a student at Yale’s Berkeley Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut, and part of the delegation from Massachusetts that is seeking ways to address racism in their area. “Just as theologians connect lynching to the crucifixion of Christ. He was impoverished, with brown skin and he didn’t do what he was supposed to do.”“This helps you think more about faith and how to use it to help others,” said James Smith, 13, of Forsyth, Georgia, who attends St. Francis Episcopal Church and came with his sister and parents. “I didn’t understand how bad it was and I need to see how it is now and how I can relate so we can fix it for the future.”In 2017 and 2018, the Beloved Community Commission for Dismantling Racism plans to offer similar pilgrimages to other sites in Georgia. For more information, contact Catherine Meeks, [email protected]— Michelle Hiskey is an Atlanta-based freelance writer and member of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Comments are closed. 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I pray healing & justice come upon your land as the blood of these martyrs cry out saying, “No more, learn from the past, don’t let our blood be spilt in vain.” Thank you for sharing this experience so that those who weren’t there can be challenged & motivated also by it’s impact. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSDementiaElderlyPrisonsThe Conversation Previous articleEverything coming to Disney+ in July 2020Next articleMark your calendars: Free immunizations through Florida Dept. of Health in Orange Co. Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Rachel Lopez, Associate Professor of Law, Drexel UniversityPrison officials are bracing for a silver tsunami that will flood correctional facilities with elderly and often vulnerable prisoners.Like the rest of the United States population, the prison population is aging fast. The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by 2030, people over the age of 55 will account for almost one-third of all incarcerated people. That means that American prisons will house upward of 400,000 older prisoners, about the same population of New Orleans, representing a near doubling of the number of older prisoners currently behind bars.Caring for these elderly prisoners suffering from physical and mental frailty will create significant challenges for prisons.As an expert in human rights law and a former commissioner on Pennsylvania’s Sentencing Commission, I am concerned about the burden this places on already overstretched prisons, but also the cost to human dignity. Furthermore, my research suggests that indefinitely detaining someone who does not understand why may violate the United States Constitution’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.Dying behind barsAmerica’s large aging U.S. prison population is the direct result of the “tough on crime” policies of the 1980s and 1990s, when three-strike laws and mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole condemned many to die behind bars.The Federal Bureau of Prisons spends approximately US$881 million per yearcaring for the elderly in their custody. My home state of Pennsylvania spends $3.2 million on medication for this population each month.An 82-year-old prisoner being assisted on the breakfast line at California Men’s Colony prison.Andrew Burton/Getty ImagesPart of what is driving this cost is the expense of caring for those with serious medical conditions, especially those with dementia. Last year, the federal government opened its first unit dedicated solely to caring for prisoners with dementia. The unit is staffed by nurses, correctional officers and other prisoners who receive special training to help them care for those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.The challenge of caring for this population will only compound as it grows. If researchers’ estimates are correct, by the end of this decade around 70,341 to 211,020 of the elderly prison population will have dementia. Most will be unable to perform the regular activities of daily life and will eventually require around-the-clock nursing care.Unusual crueltyFinances are not the only concern regarding this elderly incarcerated population. There is also the cost to human dignity.The Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution upholds this principle by outlawing cruel and unusual punishment. To justify punishment, the Eighth Amendment requires that there be some penological purpose, such as retribution, rehabilitation or deterrence.Recent U.S. Supreme Court cases suggest there is no such justification for indefinitely incarcerating those with dementia. In February 2019, the court in Madison v. Alabama – which centered around a prisoner who developed severe dementia after a series of strokes – held that it is unconstitutional to execute someone who cannot rationally understand their death sentence because it serves has no retributive purpose.A prisoner in the hospice wing of California Medical Facility.Andrew Burton/Getty ImagesThe reasoning behind this ruling is centuries old. Dating back to the United States’ founding, those with limited mental capacity were entitled to special protections in the criminal context.Sir William Blackstone, a renowned 18th-century English jurist whose commentaries on English common law deeply influenced the Founding Fathers of the United States, believed it was cruel and unusual to execute someone who lacked mental capacity.As the U.S. Supreme Court would later echo, Blackstone reasoned that “furiosus solo furore punitur” – madness is its own punishment. Living with dementia can also feel like a punishment. People with dementia suffer gradual, irreversible loss of memory, judgment, daily functioning and health.The effects of the disease are compounded by incarceration. Because of their profound impairments, people with dementia are sometimes unable to understand that they are in a prison, much less why. Elderly prisoners with dementia are also at an increased risk of victimization, sexual assault and bullying from other prisoners.Additionally, because they struggle to understand and follow prison rules, they are also more likely to be subjected to harsh punishment while incarcerated. Some are punished with solitary confinement, which further degrades their physical and mental health.Life and deathWhile Madison vs. Alabama addressed death sentences, a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court case provides precedent for the conclusion that the justices’ holding could be extended to life without the possibility of parole. In Miller v. Alabama, the court compared a life sentence to a death sentence, as it “forswears altogether the rehabilitative ideal.”In other words, both sentences result in the condemned person having no ability to redeem themselves. While the court had suggested in previously cases that the death penalty is in a category all its own, in Miller it suggested that life sentences “share some characteristics with death sentences that are shared by no other sentences.”Furthermore, when it comes to prisoners with dementia, life sentences cannot be justified as a deterrence. Simply put, how can someone adjust their behavior to avoid punishment, if they do not understand that the punishment is a consequence of their own bad acts?Forcing those who cannot understand their punishment to live the remainder of their days behind bars appears to be exactly the type of excessive and cruel punishment that the Eighth Amendment was meant to protect against. As the elderly prison population balloons, society may need to reconsider the real world consequences of life without parole sentences.In my view, the cost, both to taxpayers and to our basic human dignity, is too high.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. The Anatomy of Fear An inmate at California Men’s Colony prison. Andrew Burton/Getty Images Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate
ArchDaily Houses Ireland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/300643/house-in-blacksod-bay-tierney-haines-architects Clipboard Area: 450 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2012 CopyHouses•Mayo, Ireland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/300643/house-in-blacksod-bay-tierney-haines-architects Clipboard House in Blacksod Bay / Tierney Haines ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Blacksod Bay / Tierney Haines Architects Projects “COPY” Photographs: Stephen Tierney Save this picture!© Stephen TierneyRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationText description provided by the architects. This family home on Blacksod Bay in west Mayo takes its inspiration from local farms and the small courtyard enclosures they make. The house faces south to the sea that is a mere 30 metres away, the courtyard form provides shelter in a location where it is difficult to use planting. The dwelling’s heavy stone walls anchor the building in its rugged setting and give protection against the severe weather. Save this picture!© Stephen TierneyThis is a house for large family gatherings with the kitchen at the heart of the house. In the Winter the two storey block can be closed off for the immediate family while in Summer the house expands for the many visitors. Save this picture!© Stephen TierneyAccess from the courtyard and circulation through the house are orientated with constant reference to the views of the open sea, islands, beach – a two hundred degree panorama. Save this picture!© Stephen TierneyThe materials selected mirror the qualities of the site and were chosen to weather and age, sandstone, limed oak, zinc. The local Lacken sandstone is as hard as granite, has a warm variety of tone and brings continuity from exterior to interior. The rough drystone wall is refined by cut stone lintels and sills which lead to the use of a similar finish internally on both walls and floors. Save this picture!© Stephen TierneyThe internal spaces are varied in section and make use of quieter textures and a limited palette of colours and materials. The deep window reveals are lined with limed oak. Curtains are made from undyed linen. Externally, rough sandstone masks the window frames focussing the viewers attention on the landscape beyond. As one moves through the quiet interior, views of the wild landscape are composed through generous glazing. Save this picture!© Stephen TierneyThe house is BER A rated for energy using 320mm cellulose insulation, HRV ventilation, geothermal heating and taking benefit from its south facing aspect.Save this picture!First floor planProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Global Hub for Biomedical Research / HOKArticlesHelsinki Central Library Competition Entry / Kubota & Bachmann ArchitectsArticles Share CopyAbout this officeTierney Haines ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasMayoHouses3D ModelingIrelandPublished on November 30, 2012Cite: “House in Blacksod Bay / Tierney Haines Architects” 30 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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TAGSAnna GearyDavy FitzgeraldDerval O’RourkeDonncha O’CallaghanhospitalIreland’s Fittest FamilylimerickRTÉ televisionTony Hynes Twitter Hospital trolley figures are on the rise again UL Hospitals Group Reducing Elective Activity Until Further Notice Advertisement Facebook WhatsApp Intermediate Care Facility patients benefiting from holistic healthcare model Email Print Children’s Hospital overspend impacting on most vulnerable Linkedin Virtual Visiting at UL Hospitals During COVID-19 Previous articleEllie is a poster girl for living with diabetesNext article300 jobs bonanza for Limerick Editor Tony Hynes (51), his daughter Leeayn (23) and his two sons Jamie (27) and Adam (17) from Knockrainey, Hospital, Co. Limerick who are competing in Ireland’s fittest family competitionTHE HYNES family from Knockrainey in Hospital wants the whole country to know that they fit the bill as Ireland’s fittest family.And they are bound to have a big audience when they compete for the title in a new series starting on RTÉ One television on this Sunday, October 29 at 6.30pm. Ireland’s Fittest Family 2017 will see 12 mega-fit families compete against each other to win the title and the €15,000 prize money that goes with it. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Tony Hynes (51), his daughter Leeayn (23) and his two sons Jamie (27) and Adam (17) will be up against five other families in the gruelling tunnel challenge in episode one of series five. This year’s competition has a coaching line-up that includes series four winner Anna Geary, GAA legend Davy Fitzgerald, returning hero Derval O’Rourke and first time coach and rugby legend Donncha O’Callaghan. New tougher locations have been added to the series, which test all aspects of fitness, starting with Camden Fort Meagher in Crosshaven Co. Cork. Dark damp underground tunnels terrify the families in the very first event, and it doesn’t get any easier in the eliminator, which the coaches believe to be the toughest course ever featured on the series. Donncha O’Callaghan said: “After watching it at home for years I’m dying to get stuck into Ireland’s Fittest Family. I’m not a coach but I’ve been a member of a family for 38 years so I’ve plenty of experience! And I’m looking forward to playing a few mind games with Davy Fitz”.The former Clare All-Ireland winner and current Wexford hurling manager said: “The one thing that really stands out for me this year is the strength of the girls; some of the girls in the competition are the strongest members of their family. The lads will have to up their game!” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsHealthCounty Limerick family aim to be Ireland’s fittestBy Editor – October 25, 2017 9520 Stay Healthy at Home with Derval.ie
Comments are closed. Are you ready for the equaliser?On 1 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Asthe 31 May deadline looms, the Commission for Racial Equality’s David Zilkhaprovides some useful guidance on how far public sector employers must go tofulfil their specific dutiesAs well as avoiding discrimination, public sector organisations must now workto create a fairer society under their new duty to promote race equality. Though there are three parts to this general duty (see page 15), it isimportant to consider each part separately in order for an organisation to meetits obligations. For example, an employer might identify under-representationof certain ethnic groups in particular posts or at a specified grade. Oneresponse could be to initiate a positive action training scheme for staff fromthe under-represented ethnic groups. This would help to meet the second part ofthe duty. However it would do nothing to meet the first part if, say, theselection process unfairly disadvantaged (and hence discriminated against)those ethnic groups. It would also be unlikely to meet the third part of the duty;in fact, a poorly communicated positive action scheme can have the reverseeffect and actually cause tension between staff. This does not mean that positive action training initiatives are not useful.It simply means that they need to be seen as one tool among many which can bevaluable as part of an overall coherent strategy. In this example the widerstrategy could include: – an assessment about whether under-represented groups know aboutopportunities, including how posts are advertised; – a review of the selection procedure to identify and tackle any culturalbias; – a positive action training programme including a communication andpresentation strategy; – a clear message of demonstrable commitment to equality throughout the organisationincluding at the most senior levels; and – a wider programme of training to address staff attitudes, skills andunderstanding. Some of the steps that an employer must take have also been set out in thelegislation. These specific duties (see page 15) state what the employer mustdo to better comply with the general duty. This is important. Going through thesteps without thinking about how they relate to and can achieve the three partsof the duty risks either a woolly and unattainable commitment, or the kind ofpoorly understood, process-focused policies that so often fail to achieve theiraims. There are two specific duties, or steps, required of most public sectororganisations in relation to their employees. There is a requirement to undertakeethnic monitoring in employment, and to publish a Race Equality Scheme –essentially the overall coherent strategy referred to above. Ethnic monitoring in employment Any data is only as valuable as the use that’s made of it. The informationthat is collected needs to be analysed and then, where areas of concern areidentified, action needs to be taken to address all three parts of the duty. The reasons behind collecting and using the data need to be clearlycommunicated to staff, who should have the opportunity to ask questions andraise any concerns. This will help to ensure that people are willing to givethe information and that it does not lead to rumours about its purpose orresult in tensions. Over- or under-representation of specific ethnic groups will usually be whatis being looked for, and employers should take care to ensure that comparisonsare appropriately drawn. For example, applicants for employment and staff inpost should be compared against the area from which the organisation wouldusually be expected to recruit – for most grades this would be the local area,i.e. within a reasonable travelling distance. For some grades, or some posts,especially very senior posts, the expected recruitment area may be regional oreven national. For jobs such as solicitor or social worker, which require aprofessional qualification, the comparison should also consider the profile ofpeople who hold the qualification. The ethnic categories should be compatible with the 2001 census categories.Some employers will, because of local population profiles, decide that moredetailed information is necessary, but should ensure that the more detailedcategories can still fit within the census categories in order to makecomparisons possible. Keeping ethnic records is lawful under the Data Protection Act 1998 where itis done to check how well the organisation is doing in terms of equalitybetween ethnic groups, and in order to assist the organisation in promotingequality of opportunity. The importance of ethnic monitoring is reflected in the prominence it haswithin the legislation and the level of detail given about what must bemonitored. However, it is important to recognise that, like positive actioninitiatives, ethnic monitoring is one tool among many. It provides a veryuseful quantifiable check and allows for measurement of year-on-yearimprovement and comparisons with other organisations. But it is not infallible.Over- or under-representation of particular groups does not always indicate aproblem to be resolved; equally, there are problems that may not be shown up byany obvious statistical differences. In the first case, the reasons would need to be investigated but mayestablish an explanation which is not a cause for concern. In the second, to usean example, proportionately equal attendance on internal training days does nottell you if all staff from a particular group find the sessions patronising orculturally offensive, so there would need to be other routes to identify suchconcerns. Further guidance is available in the CRE guide to ethnic monitoring thataccompanies the code of practice. Race equality schemes Specified organisations are required to publish a scheme by 31 May. Itprovides a strategy and action plan for the organisation on fulfilling theduties, and must include the arrangements the organisation has in place in anumber of areas. The organisation must undertake an assessment of all its functions andpolicies to identify which of them are relevant to the duty to promote raceequality, and these must be detailed in the scheme. It would also be useful fororganisations to assess how relevant the duty is in each case, as this willmake it possible to prioritise and will inform the action plan. All employment or HR functions would seem to be relevant to the duty as theyconcern the appointment, treatment, and conditions of staff, and hence there isthe potential for disadvantage. As a very rough rule of thumb, there are twofactors which would indicate a higher degree of relevance – a high degree ofdiscretion in decisions, and whether decisions entail a clear benefit ordetriment to the person or people concerned. Functions with the highest relevance would usually be where both of theseapply, for example job interviews or pay or promotion-linked appraisal systems.Others, such as storage of confidential staff details, should have littlerelevance – provided, of course, that the policy is followed consistently forand by all staff. If access to information is abused there is clearly thepotential for this to be used in a way that targets one or more members ofstaff. As organisations have been preparing their schemes, one of the most frequentenquiries has been the level of detail organisations should go into whenidentifying and listing their functions and policies. Some have said thenumbers go well into the thousands. But there is no simple answer to this question. In fact, the purpose of thespecific duties provides the answer. They are there to ensure better compliancewith the three parts of the general duty. Therefore the correct level of detailneeds to be decided pragmatically; namely that which will mean that theorganisation can comply to the greatest extent with the general duty. It is upto each organisation to decide what will be the most appropriate solution forits circumstances. In practice, this is likely to mean broad groupings – one of these could beHR – with subsections within each. In this case they might include recruitmentand selection, advertising and corporate image and training. This level ofdetail could be sufficient in identifying priorities for action, whereas anaction plan to address disparities in access to training would obviously needto go into greater detail. It is important not to forget, however, that functions and policies shouldbe seen as inclusive terms. Therefore decision-making processes and widespreadcustom and practice need to be considered, even if formal written policies donot exist. Once the assessment of relevance has been made, an action plan needs to bedrawn up to detail what the organisation intends to do. It will obviously beimpossible to tackle every area of concern immediately. Priorities shouldreflect both levels of impact on the public and/or staff, and levels of concernamong communities. It would also be useful to bear in mind that some early improvements thatare immediately noticeable to staff or members of the public will help to buildconfidence in the process. The scheme also needs to include an organisation’s arrangements in variousareas, and these have two main aims. The first is to ensure well-informedpolicies. In other words, you need to find out what effect a policy or activityis actually having on people, as opposed to what you think it should have. Forexample, the number of staff who attend training on managing racial abuse fromcustomers or service users is useful, but what you really need to know is: – whether staff feel more confident dealing with situations; – whether staff experiencing abuse feel more supported; and – whether the number of incidents reduces. A similar approach needs to be adopted in finding out the impact of proposedchanges – before they are made. The second main aim of the arrangements is to ensure the promotion of race equalityis mainstreamed. This means making it part of the standard decision- makingprocess and the responsibility of every member of staff (especially thedecision-makers), not just the equality officer. Steps obviously need to betaken to ensure staff understand what they need to do, but there should also besome indication of how seriously it is viewed by the organisation. One way toachieve this is to include it as an element of the appraisal system formanagers, in the same way that effective budget management is. Raising the stakes The duties described above apply only to specified public sectororganisations. The intention is for the public sector to lead a major change inour society, and set an example for other organisations to follow. This is likelyto impact on voluntary and private sector organisations. First, it is likely to raise the stakes on what is good practice and whatmakes an organisation an ’employer of choice’. Employers that do not keep upare likely to find it increasingly difficult to attract the best talent. The second issue is the increasing blurring of boundaries between what doesand does not constitute the public sector. While private and voluntary sectororganisations are not subject to the duty, they will often be involved eitherin delivering public services or working with organisations that are. The dutyapplies across the full range of a public organisation’s functions, and thisincludes procurement and partnership arrangements. The promotion of race equality will therefore increasingly be reflected incontracts and partnership agreements, and private and voluntary sectororganisations who have addressed the issues now are likely to find themselvesbetter placed to meet requirements in the future. David Zilkha is a policy officer at the Commission for Racial Equality Find out more on…CRE draft code and guidance documents at www.cre.gov.uk or fromthe Stationery Office on 0870 240 3697. Or see the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’section on the CRE website.Who must comply?The duty to promote race equalityapplies to all public bodies listed in a schedule to the Act. Most also haveadditional specific duties, such as the requirement to produce a Race EqualityScheme and to undertake specified ethnic monitoring in employment. Theseadditional duties apply to all the major public sector employers including:– local government– central government departments– police– health– education (specific duties differ slightly to other sectors)– agencies such as inspectorates, commissions, professions’councils, funding bodiesChecklistWhat should employers look for?– over- or under-representation of ethnic groups among stafffrom monitoring information, for example appraisal scores or retention levels– specific concerns that staff have, with particular attentionto the views of ethnic minority staff– specific concerns among communities (i.e. potential jobapplicants/future staff) about the organisation as an employer– specific concerns among service users such as customersatisfaction compared between ethnic groups. This is relevant to HR functions because it may indicate particularstaff training needs
Line-of-sight Doppler velocityV∗and three-dimensional apparent echolocation (XL, YL, ZL), are among the principal parameters available for each ionospheric echo from most observing modes of the dynasonde. An ensemble of three or more echoes containing diverse XL, YL, ZL is sufficient to determine the full vector velocity VX, VY, VZ common to the ensemble. We present a procedure based on weighted least-squares, which may be applied to an entire recording or to suitably selected parts of it, to yield ‘best’ estimates of VX, VY, VZ and their confidence limits. Each observation is weighted according to an r.m.s. phase error incurred in the estimation of XL, YL, ZL andV∗. A measure of the fraction of observed Doppler variance expressed by the analysis is useful to decide if spatial or temporal variabilities are significant within the ensemble. Often at Tromsø the results are directly applicable to the estimation of prevailing electric fields with high (⪢10 s) time resolution.
View post tag: port TCG TURGUTREIS Marks 1,000th Sailing from Port View post tag: TCG TURGUTREIS View post tag: SNMG2 View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: europe Authorities Share this article View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today TCG TURGUTREIS Marks 1,000th Sailing from Port February 19, 2015 View post tag: Sailing View post tag: Italy View post tag: Marks Turkish ship TCG TURGUTREIS (F 241) recently completed a routine port visit to Trieste, Italy, as part of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2).However, her departure was much more than routine. As the ship slipped from the pier in Trieste on Monday, 16 February 2015, she celebrated a milestone in the ship’s history: her 1,000th sailing from port.SNMG2 is currently led by Rear Adm. Brad Williamson (USA N), and is composed of the flagship USS VICKSBURG (CG 69), HMCS FREDERICTON (FFH 337), TCG TURGUTREIS (F 241), FGS SPESSART (A 1442), ITS ALISEO (F 574), ESPS PATINO (A 14), ESPS CANARIAS (F 86) and HS KOUNTOURIOTIS (F 462).Sailors aboard TURGUTREIS marked the occasion by taking a photo of the entire ship’s crew on the flight deck and hosting a banner declaring the 1,000th sailing, which the ship will display until the next port. TURGUTREIS is also flying signal flags on the mast which spell out “Sail, 1,000.”TURGUTREIS, manned by a crew of nearly 200, is a multipurpose frigate, equipped to engage in multiple maritime warfare areas either as part of a force, or as a singular unit.[mappress mapid=”15181”]Image: MARCOM