Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jul 14, 2016 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Church-Community Agriculture This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Events Rector Washington, DC Tags 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 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 [Episcopal News Service –Seattle, Washington] El tránsito podría circular a lo largo de la autopista Interestatal 5 y los hidroaviones podrían zumbar sobre el lago [que se extiende] más abajo de la catedral de San Marcos [St. Mark’s Cathedral], pero cuando Carolyn White llega al huerto casero de la iglesia el ruido parece desvanecerse.Ella sabe que suena cómico decirlo, pero a pesar del bullicio urbano de Seattle allá abajo, trabajar en el huerto “es realmente un tiempo de quietud [oportuno] para alguna oración y meditación silenciosa —los hábitos que necesito para crecer cada día, si puedo ser sincera”, dijo White en una reciente mañana dominical mientras regaba las plantas.“Encuentro a Dios en el proceso vivificador que cada semilla produce aquí y luego en el ciclo del brote, el crecimiento, la cosecha, la decadencia y la renovación”, afirmó. “Y yo también encuentro a Dios en cómo lo que sucede aquí alimenta a otras personas que son suyas”.El huerto de 15 metros de largo por 3 metros de ancho crece entre la entrada de autos y el punto en que la propiedad de San Marcos se disipa en el cinturón verde de más abajo. Su producto ayuda a alimentar a las 30 mujeres que duermen en el albergue Casa Noel [Noel House], que funciona en el salón parroquial de la catedral de domingo a jueves.La quietud del huerto es, para White, un don para las personas que viven en ciudades. “Estamos perdiendo espacios donde podamos relacionarnos con el mundo natural y sus ciclos”, afirmó ella.“La agricultura comunitaria es sencillamente un modo en que nosotros como congregación —pueblo de fe— podemos reunirnos para ser los mayordomos de la creación a que estamos llamados”, dijo el Muy Rdo. Steven L. Thomason, que ha sido rector y deán de la catedral por casi cuatro años. No sólo el huerto casero y un incipiente huerto urbano ayudan a sostener los ministerios de la catedral, sino que también son ejemplos del compromiso de la catedral con la ecojusticia y la sostenibilidad, añadió.“Dios es nuestra motivación para decir: ‘Vio Dios cuanto había hecho y todo estaba muy bien’ y lejos de nosotros decir otra cosa y [no] tomar en serio esa afirmación: que en la bondad de la creación nos juntamos como parte de esa creación para gloria de Dios y para beneficio de aquellos a los que servimos”, dijo.White y el resto de los miembros de San Marcos no son los únicos en encontrar a Dios y la misión en un huerto de iglesia. Desde Ishpeming en Michigan a El Cajón en California, de Snohomish en el estado de Washington a Oyster Bay en Nueva York, un creciente número de episcopales está regresando a la tierra a alimentar su ministerio y a sus comunidades. Hay huertos diminutos y algunos tan grandes que se transforman en verdaderas granjas. Hay huertos hidropónicos y sofisticados sistemas de compostación.Un grupo de Girl Scouts muestran el fruto de su cosecha en la Granja del Banco de Alimentos [Food Bank Farm] de Snohomish Valley en el estado de Washington. La granja, un ministerio de la iglesia episcopal de la Santa Cruz en Redmond, produjo 62.000 kilogramos de calabacines de invierno el año pasado para un banco de alimentos de la zona. Foto de Food Bank Farm.Hay proyectos a gran escala tales como Semillas de Esperanza y la Mesa Abundante, ambos ministerios de la Diócesis de Los Ángeles. Y hay esfuerzos más pequeños; por ejemplo, unos pocos canteros en una franja de césped a lo largo de un terreno de estacionamiento o feligreses que cuidan plantas que comienzan a mediados del invierno y las donan a un banco de alimentos que se las dan a clientes con instrucciones respecto a cómo empezar un huerto en tiestos.“Todo el mundo puede hacer algo … No estamos resolviendo la crisis alimentaria del mundo en modo alguno, pero uno tiene que contribuir con su grano de arena”, según dijo Brian Sellers-Petersen, asesor principal del presidente de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo y defensor de la agricultura de iglesia y comunidad.Cuando una iglesia comienza un huerto en su terreno, “añade una clase a su escuela dominical”, afirmó Sellers-Petersen. “Todo lo que uno necesita saber acerca de Dios y el cristianismo lo puede aprender en un huerto”. Hay lecciones de mayordomía, de creación, de cuidado, de muerte y de resurrección.“Siempre me asombro al plantar una semilla en la tierra, algo que al parecer está muerto y que se convierte en algo enorme”, recalcó.La horticultura “nos pone en solidaridad con personas de todo el mundo que dependen de los huertos caseros” de una manera que no les pasa a los estadounidenses, dijo. “Nos ayuda a entender los sistemas de alimentos en el ámbito global si tenemos la oportunidad”.El Proyecto de Horticultura Vida Abundante de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo —un programa infantil interactivo, basado en la Escritura, para parroquias, maestros, familias y otras personas, que se creó para los que buscan compartir el ministerio y la obra de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo con estudiantes de primaria— es un buen instrumento para enseñar también esas lecciones más amplias, dijo Sellers-Petersen.Además, las iglesias, insiste él, pueden ayudar a personas que viven en “desiertos alimentarios” al encontrar maneras de garantizarles “el tener acceso a alimentos frescos que no pueden darse el lujo de comprar en Whole Foods o que sencillamente no tienen el tiempo o los recursos para tomar el autobús e ir a buscar alimentos a una tienda de víveres porque no hay ninguna en su barrio”.El Mapa de Recursos de la Iglesia Episcopal muestra189 congregaciones, escuelas y organizaciones que incluyen “huertos comunitarios” en sus programas. Esa lista en efecto puede ser sólo una muestra de las entidades episcopales que tienen huertos en sus propiedades y en sus vidas.El Rdo. Kirk T. Berlenbach, rector y apicultor de la iglesia episcopal de San Timoteo [St. Timothy’s], en la sección Roxbourgh de Filadelfia, espera que gotee la miel de un panal. Foto de Apicultores Episcopales [Episcopal Beekeepers] vía Facebook.Sellers-Petersen sospecha que hay muchísimos huertos de iglesias que no están inscritos en ninguna parte. Cuando él comenzó a llevar cuenta de esos proyectos, creó una lista a partir de información oral y conciencia personal, “un montón de retazos de papel en ni escritorio y de tarjetas de presentación comerciales”.Una concentración de proyectos agrícolas de comunidades religiosas está aumentando en el área metropolitana de Seattle de la Diócesis de Olympia donde vive Sellers-Petersen. La catedral de San Marcos, con dos huertos y 20.000 abejas que recientemente se han hospedado en el techo de la catedral (Sellers-Petersen, el incipiente apicultor de la catedral, dice que las abejas realizan “diminutos milagros” al fabricar la miel) no es más que un ejemplo.En las próximas semanas, Episcopal News Service reseñará algunos de los empeños agrícolas de comunidades religiosas de la zona de Seattle.Lea más al respecto* Visite la página de Facebook de la Red Episcopal de Fe, Alimento y Cultivo [Episcopal Faith, Food and Farm Network] aquí para más ejemplos de congregaciones y otras organizaciones episcopales que participan de proyectos agrícolas en comunidades eclesiales.* La Faith Farm & Food Network, parte del Centro Beecken de la Escuela de Teología de la Universidad del Sur, se creó en parte con ayuda de Sellers-Petersen para reunir a episcopales que plantan y comparten alimentos.* Las personas interesadas en la apicultura pueden encontrar a otras con intereses semejantes en la página de Facebook de Apicultores Episcopales [Episcopal Beekeepers Facebook page]* Churchwork es un blog dedicado a “datos y estrategias de la Iglesia, formación cristiana y cuidado de la creación con énfasis en la fe y el alimento”. La Rda. Nurya Love Parish, sacerdote asociada en la iglesia episcopal de San Andrés [St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church] en Grand Rapids, Michigan, ofrece una sección sobre el Movimiento Cristiano de la Alimentación [Christian food movement] que incluye una guía descargable con sólo facilitar el nombre de pila y una dirección electrónica.* La Iniciativa de Alimento, Fe y Liderazgo Religioso [Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative] de la Escuela de Teología de Wake Forest, ofrece una página web de materiales aquí.— La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Miya X. USW 8751 leader Georgia Scott and Monica Moorehead. The Boston Branch of Workers World Party held “A Dialogue with Monica Moorehead, Workers World Party 2016 Presidential Candidate,” on Aug. 20 to commemorate Black August. This is a month-long salute to the lives of freedom fighters who left a lasting legacy in the name of Black Liberation, radical resistance and mass consciousness. Miya X, a WWP leader in Boston, moderated the discussion.Black August originated in honor of the fallen warriors who valiantly fought to liberate Black Panther leader George Jackson on Aug. 7, 1970, from the U.S. penal system. Jonathan Jackson, George’s 17-year-old brother, was one of the martyrs. George Jackson, author of “Soledad Brother” and “Blood in My Eye” and a leader of the Black Panther Party, was assassinated on Aug. 21, 1971, by San Quentin prison guards.The discussion included the ongoing struggle for Black Liberation today represented by the Black Lives Matter uprising.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Pinterest WhatsApp By admin – April 25, 2018 WhatsApp Board to consider contract with Texas Tech Local NewsGovernment Facebook Texas Tech, ECISD logos The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees will have a special meeting with its attorneys at 6 p.m. Thursday to talk about a proposed contract with the Texas Tech University College of Education to make Ector Middle School into an in-district charter school.The meeting, which will be largely closed, is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the board room of the administration building, 802 N. Sam Houston Ave. Mike Atkins, the attorney for the school district, said he and Tatiana Dennis, also with his firm, will be on hand.Texas Tech presented its plans at a parent meeting earlier this month at Ector.ECISD has eight campuses on improvement required status under state accountability standards. Ector, Noel and Zavala elementary schools are in their fifth year. If the campuses don’t come off the list, they will face closure or the Texas Education Commissioner will appoint a board of managers over the whole district.Ector has about 1,500 students. If the board approves the plan it would stay action by the Texas Education Agency and provide more state funding per student.The district asked for applications from colleges and universities to work with ECISD and implement innovative ideas, Superintendent Tom Crowe has said.At the parent meeting, Robert Bleisch, director of Safety Net East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood, said conditions for success will include offering tutoring, targeted teacher training, providing tools, equipment and materials to teachers, administrative support and neutralizing barriers. Barriers include irregular student attendance, poor behavior and lack of academic effort, Bleisch said.Bleisch said the focus will be on the whole child, an innovative school schedule and rigorous academics. Reading also will be a focus because if a child doesn’t read, they won’t be going to college, Bleisch said.Electives will include music, art, dance, theater, computers and athletics. Bleisch added that there also will be a focus on college and career readiness.Texas Tech also will monitor attendance, behavior, homework and tests.In an interview last week, Crowe said Bleisch enacted similar plans in California. He added that other districts wanted certain aspects of the plan, but ECISD said, “bring it on.”Crowe said Texas Tech wants to keep most of the teachers and the principal, Charles Quintela, because Quintela’s philosophy fits right in. He added that Tech wants to train personnel at the school not to bend or give.“You still love them and care about them, but you don’t bend,” Crowe said.In education, Crowe said people too often expect immediate results.“Any change worth the while takes three to five years before it just becomes the way we do business,” he said.He said who will be working for whom is still being worked on, but the district — and Tech — want to make sure teachers still qualify for the Teacher Retirement System.“It’s not us against them. It’s a how do we make it work for the teachers and we’ve talked about that. They want to make it work for the teachers,” Crowe said.More Information Twitter Twitter Pinterest ECISD meeting agenda. Facebook Previous articleSmokey Robinson to headline Education Foundation benefitNext articleCHAREN: Playboy comes to Washington, D.C. admin
Man charged with tampering with witness CrimeFelony Arrests Twitter A 43-year-old man was arrested after he reportedly attempted to coerce witnesses to change their statements made to detectives at the Odessa Police Department.James Benjamin Carter was charged with tampering with a witness, a third-degree felony.The Odessa Police Department received a call at 7:47 p.m. April 14 from a victim needing to report a violation of a protective order, an OPD probable cause affidavit stated.The victim was reportedly identified as Carter who stated that his ex-wife, identified as Madeline Carmen Lopez, was violating an emergency protective order by making alarming and embarrassing statements about his person to several known acquaintances.Detectives made contact with Carter and attempted to gather evidence of the claims, the affidavit stated. Carter stated that a local business received a phone call from Lopez stating that he is a drug user and is known to sleep with prostitutes. Carter also stated that Lopez called his boss saying the same embarrassing statement, however, he refused to provide any of his boss’s information.After making contact with the local businesses, detectives reportedly spoke with four witnesses who all confirmed that Lopez and Carter are regulars and that Lopez never called up to the center to make any statements.One witness stated she spoke to Lopez personally and that Lopez arrived to the business and “vented” that she and Carter were no longer together but never made any alarming or embarrassing statements about Carter, the affidavit stated.When Carter was reportedly advised that there was no evidence to validate his claims and that all witnesses from the business stated Lopez never made any comments, Carter became upset and demanded for Lopez to be arrested without any evidence.On April 26, detectives received a phone call from the manager of the business stating that Carter called the business and attempted to coerce her and her employees into changing their statements to the investigator by saying that they all lied, the affidavit stated. Carter knowingly tampered with a witness by coercing the witness to testify falsely.Carter was arrested and booked into the Ector County Law Enforcement Center on April 27, jail records show. He has one bond totaling $15,000 and was still in custody as of Wednesday afternoon. Previous articleLeaders compare notes at summitNext articleTxDOT traffic alerts for week of May 6, 2021 Odessa American Facebook Pinterest Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp By Odessa American – May 5, 2021 Facebook
Previous articleIrish Water says first round of water bills will contain inaccuraciesNext articleGreg Bolger’s incredible goal against Derry City admin WhatsApp Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Google+ The Donegal Education and Training Board will hold its annual Education and Training fair at Letterkenny’s Mount Errigal Hotel tomorrow, with an emphasis on what employers want and need.The day is being split into two, with an employers’ forum in the morning followed by the exhibition element of the event.Dr Martin Gormley is Adult Education Officer with the Donegal ETB.He says since the amalgamation of the old VECs and FAS, there’s a wider range of services being offered, but many people don’t yet fully understand the change…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/martin8.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By admin – March 25, 2015 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Donegal ETB annual training fair to take place tomorrow Homepage BannerNews Facebook
News Facebook Previous articleHSE – no plans to close more beds at St Joseph’sNext articleMan to be sentenced today for Killing Donegal journalist News Highland Facebook Google+ Donegal Youth Councillors will meet with new Donegal County Council Mayor Ian McGarvey today in the County House in Lifford.The Youth Council will be seeking Mayor McGarvey’s support for a number of initiatives they are working on in 2013, including a youth mental health roadshow later this year, where they plan to run events for over 1000 young people from all over the county in 5 different locations.Donegal Youth Council Co-ordinator Martin Keeney says the youth council is enjoying good support from the full council and they want to ensure that continues:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/martrawUOUTH.mp3[/podcast] Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter WhatsApp By News Highland – July 2, 2013 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Donegal Youth Councillors to hold first meeting with new Mayor 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest Twitter
Marilyn Nieves/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(KENOSHA, Wisc.) — Jacob Blake, the Wisconsin man who was shot seven times in the back by a Kenosha police officer, appeared in court Friday for domestic abuse charges.Blake, 29, appeared via Zoom from his hospital bed, as he recovers from the Aug. 23 shooting that left him paralyzed from the waist down and sparked protests and civil unrest in the city.In July, Blake was charged with third-degree sexual assault, a felony, as well as criminal trespass and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors, stemming from an alleged assault in May. The felony carries a maximum 10-year prison term.His attorney, Patrick Cafferty, entered a plea of not guilty for all three charges on Friday.Blake, wearing a shirt and tie, spoke when he agreed to the terms of his $10,000 bail, including that he could only leave Wisconsin to seek medical treatment. He also cannot have violent contact with the alleged victim or possess any weapons, Commissioner Loren Keating said.Blake waived his rights to a preliminary hearing. Probable cause was found, Keating said, and a pretrial conference was scheduled for Oct. 21 and jury selection for Nov. 9.Due to an outstanding warrant stemming from the domestic abuse charges at the time of the police-involved shooting, Blake was previously handcuffed to his hospital bed. That warrant has since been vacated.Blake, who is out of the intensive care unit, spoke with former Vice President Joe Biden from his hospital bed over the phone on Thursday, while the Democratic presidential nominee was in Kenosha to meet with Blake’s family and community leaders.Several competing narratives have emerged in the wake of the shooting. The Kenosha Professional Police Association claims Blake was armed with a knife and “forcefully fought” with the officers who tried to subdue him. But those closest to Blake, including his parents, say he is a loving and devoted father of three who did not deserve what happened to him.ABC News’ Joshua Hoyos contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
@LAPDWestTraffic/TwitterBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — In the aftermath of a fatal car crash in Los Angeles last month, a family is reeling from the sudden death of their daughter, and vehicular manslaughter charges are being considered for the 17-year-old driver of the Lamborghini involved in the collision.Monique Muñoz, 32, of Hawthorne, California, was driving home from work shortly after 5 p.m. on Feb. 17 in West Los Angeles when a black Lamborghini SUV collided with her Lexus sedan, police said. Her car was totaled. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and rendered aid, but she was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.Following the crash, LAPD West Traffic said it was a “costly reminder for everyone to slow down.” The teen was driving at a “high rate of speed” when he slammed into the Lexus, LAPD Capt. Brian Wendling said, according to the Los Angeles Times.The driver of the Lamborghini, who has not been identified because he is a juvenile, was hospitalized following the crash, police said. He was booked for vehicular manslaughter on Feb. 23, the Los Angeles Police Department said Wednesday in a statement.In the weeks since the fatal crash, Muñoz’s friends and family have called for charges to be filed against the teen driver. Last week, they held a protest at the scene of the accident, and another is scheduled for Saturday afternoon.“Who gives a kid a Lamborghini?” Isaac Cardona, Muñoz’s stepfather, told Los Angeles ABC station KABC-TV this week. “I don’t care how much money you have, you don’t give a kid a sports car — especially a kid that doesn’t even know how to drive right.”The case was recently presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and is currently under review.Muñoz’s family said they haven’t heard much from the prosecutor’s office.“I contacted them one time and after that they mentioned that the case was still pending and had not even reached their desk yet,” Carol Cardona, Muñoz’s mother, told KABC. “And this has been over a week already and I have not heard from anybody.”In a statement to ABC News, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said it could not provide information on the case at this time because juvenile court proceedings, records and case files are kept confidential under state law.“Monique’s death is a giant loss for her family, our community and for all of us as Angelenos,” the statement said.The father of the 17-year-old driver has publicly addressed the fatal crash. In a social media post this week, James Khuri apologized to Muñoz’s family “for the tragic loss of their daughter.”“There are no words I can say to alleviate the pain that you are experiencing,” Khuri, an LA entrepreneur, said. “And I realize none of my words or actions will be able to bring back your daughter. Still, I want to offer my support in any way you will allow me to. My family and I pray for the Munoz family.”Muñoz’s private funeral services were held on Thursday, the family confirmed to ABC News. The recent college graduate worked at UCLA and was planning to pursue a career in criminal justice.“She was smart, she was beautiful and she had a heart of gold,” her mother told KABC.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
This week’s news in brief: travel-to-work stressOn 7 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Many employees find commuting to work more traumatic than work itself, a survey has found. Of the commuters questioned for the International Stress Management Association survey, 41 per cent worry most about travel to work. Only 32 per cent worry most about their children’s futures and 31 per cent said work is their biggest source of stress.EOC backs appealThe Equal Opportunities Commission has announced its support for the case of Jane Coker and Martha Osamor at the Employment Appeal Tribunal. The women claim that the way in which the Lord Chancellor appointed his special adviser discriminated against them. They are appealing against the decision of a tribunal last year, which stated they were not qualified for the position.www.eoc.org.uk Maternity pay-backThe Engineering Employers’ Federation (EEF) has urged the Government not to increase statutory maternity pay without fully compensating employers. The federation says businesses should be compensated for both the payments they would have to make if the policy was introduced and the administrative costs of extra payments. The comments come in response to the DTI discussion document Work and Parents – Competitiveness and Choice.www.eef.org.uk Bank sheds staffThe Alliance and Leicester is to shed nearly one-fifth of its jobs over the next three years by getting customers to use the Web for their banking. Most of the staff cuts will be achieved through natural wastage, redeployment and retraining. The company will axe up to 1,500 jobs out of a total of 8,000 in an effort to cut costs by £100m by the end of 2003. No branch closures are expected.Views on age biasThe Commons employment sub-committee will be conducting an inquiry into age discrimination in employment next year and is inviting interested parties to express their views before 19 January next year. The inquiry will address questions on subjects ranging from anti-discrimination legislation to government policies such as New Deal. Opinions can be e-mailed to [email protected] Effects of ethicsThe Industrial Society has launched a social reporting service in recognition of the growing importance of business ethics and corporate values. The scheme allows organisations to evaluate their performance against their vision, values and goals. A spokesperson said it is becoming increasingly clear that socially responsible organisations are better placed to recruit and retain staff.www.indsoc.co.uk