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Profiles in cowardice

first_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing May 11, 2012 at 6:28 pm “We must love them both”those whose opinions we share and those whose opinions we reject. For both have labored in the search for Truth, and both have helped us in the finding of it.” –St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Profiles in cowardice Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Comments (7) Rector Hopkinsville, KY May 12, 2012 at 3:38 pm Extremists Nutbags, John Williams? American Taliban? A crusade to destroy this anti-American movement? It’s great to see that you’re keeping things civil and that you haven’t let your rhetoric get away from you. Bart Mildenbursk says: John Williams says: [Religion News Service] My host and I were talking politics, as people do in east Tennessee.She told me about her friend Howard Baker, the three-term Republican senator (1967-1985), who governed in the Senate as minority leader and then majority leader by mastering the art of compromise.Known as the “Great Conciliator,” Baker knew how to stay near the center and broker deals that both Republicans and Democrats could support.Nowadays, pragmatic politicians like the 86-year-old Baker are aghast at what they consider extremist obstructionism in Congress, fomented mostly, to their regret, by the Grand Old Party that they call home.The center has been vacated, he said, and rendered uninhabitable. The right wing controlling the party of Abraham Lincoln and Dwight Eisenhower has nothing but scorn for the opposition party and has no intention of cooperating in order to govern. Better to crash the state than to compromise.Right-wing Christians who egg on extremist Republicans and provide their pseudo-intellectual rationale are similarly scornful of other views. God, they seem to believe, is entirely and uncompromisingly on their side.What now? That is the question we should all be asking.Can a nation survive radical extremism at its helm? Suddenly, scenarios like elections being canceled because Democrats might win, and internment camps being set up to incarcerate protesters like the Occupy movement as “domestic terrorists,” no longer seem conspiratorial paranoia.When those in power hold all others in total disregard and value aggrandizing their power more highly than maintaining an effective democracy, a nation grounded in laws, rights, compromise and mutual respect is imperiled.Instead, we find power flowing to bullies with money to spend, religion to exploit and gun nuts to unleash.Am I overreacting? I certainly hope so. I hope the signs I am seeing don’t add up to this doomsday scenario. I hope wiser and cooler heads prevail. I hope a rising tide of vigilante violence, hateful campaigns and criminalizing the “other” wake us up.But I am less optimistic than I was. I see too much “magical thinking” — as in, maybe this whole mess will just go away, maybe leading candidates will pull back from the extreme edge. I see too little discernment of the destruction that extremist politicians are doing, and the anti-democratic torrent of big money serving big money.I find too many progressive church leaders worried about institutional survival and still fighting old battles about property and rules, while democracy itself comes under assault and millions of lives are being cast adrift.I see centrists in the Southern Baptist Convention turning inward, rather than standing up to extremist bullies in their ranks. In an echo of what is happening in Islam, I see reasonable leaders in conservative denominations deciding that politics is too toxic right now and maybe this ugliness will just sort itself out.Extremists on one side open the door to extremists on the other side, of course. Witness the apparent ascendency of anti-police rage and crash-the-establishment showiness in the Occupy movement. Will progressives have the courage to stand against extremism on their side of the aisle and to call an otherwise reasonable movement back to its roots?The missing ingredient, it seems, is courage. Extremism wins the early battles by making people afraid, and then it turns to hatred and scapegoating. I wish we heard more from the Howard Bakers of this world.— Tom Ehrich is a writer, church consultant and Episcopal priest based in New York. He is the author of “Just Wondering, Jesus” and founder of the Church Wellness Project. His website is www.morningwalkmedia.com. Follow Tom on Twitter @tomehrich. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA V. Tupper Morehead, MD, MDiv, TSSF says: May 15, 2012 at 7:03 am It would not be a Rev. Ehrich article without some angst about conservatives, Republicans, or “the right” – and conversely often hastily affirming the myriad that confirm themselves as “Occupy” (whether they be genuine, union-paid agitators, anarchists, assaulters, feces throwers, arsonists, etc. doesn’t seem to matter). No critique of the real, visible, live-televised police & public- reported incidents of pure hatred and disregard from many in the Occupy Movement – but instead a predictable critique of some mysterious, faceless “gun nuts” out there. Rev. Ehrich’s comments about the Occupy Movement include the hope that it can be brought back to its reasonable roots. I’m 100% confident that from the start several unions and the Tides Foundation organizations paid agitators to show up and protest, and that the movement – from the start – turned ugly and attractive to anarchists who found a welcoming home. It didn’t devolve into unreasonableness – it was conceived as such.If ever there was an intolerant progressive-led institution worried about survival it is our beleagured Church in its current hierarchical mind-set. Our policies and priorities often disregard the 2008 Faith Communities survey of 783 Episcopal parishes which clearly demonstrated what the Church itself (apart from leaders and commenters) thought was important. For example: At a time when the Survey listed 62% of congregations emphasizing efforts towards their Church School, the new General Convention budget decimates the priority of Christian education. The survey demonstrates that 68% of the Church considers themseves to be moderate to very conservative in theology, and yet our policies, agendas, and official proclamations seek to find a narrow liberal/progressive cause at nearly every opportunity, including now beginning to redefine marriage for what it has never been. General Convention will happily rubber-stamp that pressure-group agenda despite the knowledge of what its own Church identifies ourselves as. And (this is nearly sickening) if you don’t agree with that agenda, you can just leave – and deposit the fruits of your labors at your church behind for no one to follow behind to use.On only one point do I agree with Rev. Ehrich: “The missing ingredient, it seems, is courage”. May 11, 2012 at 1:01 am Good article until you got to the false equivalency part. Unlike people on the right, who rage against those who disagree with them and take political actions they oppose, the anti-police anger is from being beaten, harassed, imprisoned in cruel conditions falsely, and seeing fellow citizens murdered with impunity. Furthermore, the perception you state sounds like something that came from the mainstream media, not what’s actually happening. Most in the Occupy Movement remain dedicated to non-violent protest. They also are aware that the attacks by the police are part of a cynical tactic by the powerful to foment intra-class anger. Occupiers try to keep their focus on the real culprits, but it is hard for them to 100% ignore the police when they are being shoved around, beaten, or dragged away for exercising their First Amendment rights.True courage here would not be criticizing them for not always behavior, but standing beside them in solidarity as they fight for all of our freedoms. The more people they beside them, the more successful non-violent will be, and the less the police will be able to suppress Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms.As you argued, it is time for courageous action. You are in NY, so I hope to see you in the streets with those who are also concerned about the way the rich and powerful are corrupting our democracy. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Doug Desper says: May 12, 2012 at 1:32 am I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised, but I am, that the TEC would publish hate speech like this. This is a new low. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Belleville, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC center_img Thomas Andrew says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC By Tom EhrichPosted May 10, 2012 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Christopher Johnson says: Rector Smithfield, NC May 10, 2012 at 6:25 pm When even reasonable thinking Southern Baptists (practically an oxymoron) fear the Tea Party and Extremists Nutbags, you know you’re witnessing an American Taliban growing right before your very eyes. Is there anyone with the courage to lead a crusade to destroy this anti-American movement? An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Dan Shockley says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL May 11, 2012 at 8:26 pm “Unlike people on the right, who rage against those who disagree with them…”Such an interesting observation because, from my perspective, this is far more true of the left than the right. No doubt there are alway exceptions on both sides but, while conservatives will not doubt ridicule liberal opinion for its clear error, true threats to free speech (People’s Rights Amendment) seem to come from the left. Mr. William’s opinion reveal more “rage” that most of what I read from conservatives. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 last_img read more

Third Sector Centre offers leadership tips

first_img Howard Lake | 30 November 2007 | News  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Third Sector Leadership Centre has produced a report that outlines 10 ways that leaders of charity, voluntary organisations and community groups can develop their skills and become better chairs, directors and chief executives.The report, Learning to Lead uses tools and methods that have been used by leaders to enhance their own effectiveness and performance as well as that of their organisations and the wider voluntary and community sector.Recommendations include: join an action learning set; undertake an assessment of skills; access a coach; benchmark yourself against a competency framework and research your needs and direct your own learning. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Managementcenter_img Third Sector Centre offers leadership tips The report costs £5 from NCVO or can be downloaded free. 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

Woods Group

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Woods Group 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. Howard Lake | 17 May 2013 | News  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Capitalism’s weather war

first_imgPittsburgh protesters stop traffic Nov. 20 outside industrial park offices of Halliburton and fourteen other energy companies aiming to capitalize on the polluted fracking of the Marcellus Shale.Civil rights leader Ben Chavis raises fist as community organizers are arrested in protest of PCB dumping in Black-majority Warren County, N.C., in 1982.The devastating cold weather in half of the U.S. during the past weeks has been covered almost gleefully by the bourgeois media as scenic catastrophe — with virtually no connection to climate change and with no serious emphasis on the human toll.U.S. viewers have been titillated with videos of storm-surge flooding in downtown Boston, a four-foot suffocation of snow over two days in Erie, Pa., and icicles in usually balmy Savannah, Ga.The Weather Channel headline, “Cold blast causes at least 22 deaths across U.S.,” was illustrated with a visual of a belly-up dead lizard in Florida — playing down the fact that actual humans had died. (weather.com)The climate crisis was trivialized and distorted by Chief-Denier Trump who tweeted that the freezing East Coast “could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming.”On the contrary, international scientific research shows that increased trapping of heat in the earth’s atmosphere — “the greenhouse effect of human development” — is wreaking havoc across the entire spectrum of weather phenomena. (climate.nasa.gov/causes)When the new year began in upstate Syracuse, N.Y., with the coldest weather in 114 years, the Kuskokwim River in Bethel, Alaska, still had not frozen into its usual “ice road,” denying 56 villages near this remote regional center the only transport for heavy, necessary supplies. On Jan. 5, wintery Moscow was 40 degrees warmer than Iowa City, while in Australia, summer heat became so extreme that tar on more than 6 miles of a major freeway melted.If we decode the “greenhouse of human development,” what we see is the unchecked rampage of capitalism through the Earth — from the devastation of atmosphere-stabilizing rainforests cut down for profit to the unchecked trail of pollution left by expanding U.S. military bases. (tinyurl.com/y8cvgm59)A Jan. 5 New York Times headline described coral reefs dying from global warming as if “ravaged by war.”Yes, capitalism has declared a “weather war” on our planet — and human beings are also being wounded and dying. That means especially the poorest, the youngest, the oldest, those living with disabilities, those most oppressed because of their nationality, race, sexuality or gender — the people with the least access to physical safety and economic resources.In the recent weather “bomb cyclone,” broken water mains in the U.S. South meant possible bacterial contamination, boil-water advisories and sickness for the most vulnerable people in cities like Atlanta; Jackson, Miss.; and Birmingham, Ala. Prisoners in Tennessee were exposed to mortal danger when the temperature in Nashville’s River Bend Maximum Security Institution did not rise above 25 degrees F, which is below freezing.In the U.S. North, key ports in Boston, Philadelphia and New York City froze, delaying heating oil shipments, while capitalist weather-war profiteers saw the price of residential heating oil surge 13 percent, according to federal data. (NY Times, Jan. 3)A “winter moratorium” on heat shutoffs because of inability to pay is only available to relatively few people in dire economic circumstances — not to most workers, struggling at the edge of financial survival. People end up having to choose between heat, food and medicine — and that means more illness and more death.The lack of affordable, adequate housing everywhere in the U.S. sentences homeless people to die on city streets and in desperate tents hidden just off interstates. But people with rent-stabilized housing are also at risk as landlords cut off the heat and delay necessary repairs to empty the buildings for “redevelopment” and more profit.Fighting back against the “climate war” of capitalism means acknowledging the importance of China’s recent decision to ban all sales of cars driven by gasoline and diesel fuel. Fighting back means remembering how Bolivarian Venezuela sent shipments of heating oil to communities of color in the U.S. during past winter crises.Fighting back means organizing against gentrification and for affordable housing. It means militant struggle against Big Bank exploitation, landlord harassment, racist cop abuse and the white supremacist state — in communities from Equality for Flatbush in Brooklyn to Moratorium Now! in Detroit, from resistance inspired by Standing Rock to Puerto Ricans recovering their island.Fighting back against the capitalist war on the Earth ultimately means fighting for socialism, where planning for the people — for our housing, health and happiness — can be accomplished in relation to a beautiful, dynamic, healthy Earth.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Summary appeal hearing upholds blogger’s jail term

first_img Organisation Receive email alerts News RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang RSF_en November 20, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Summary appeal hearing upholds blogger’s jail term News Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison In yet another act of summary justice, a court in Dak Nong province took just 45 minutes today to confirm blogger Dinh Dang Dinh’s six-year jail sentence on appeal.Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the decision and calls on the international community to react quickly.“We urge Catherine Ashton, the European Union’s high representative for foreign affairs, to condemn the latest sentences imposed on Vietnam’s cyber-dissidents and bloggers,” Reporters Without Borders said. “If this crackdown continues, there will soon be no one left to criticize the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms in this country.”During today’s hearing, which his wife and daughter were allowed to attend, Dinh insisted that he had “committed no crime” because he had just used his “right to freedom of expression, as guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”He also accused the police of pressuring him to sign a confession in February by telling him that he would thereby “secure a pardon and a reduced sentence.”_______________________11.20.2012: Court to begin hearing blogger Dinh Dang Dinh’s appealReporters Without Borders calls on the judicial authorities not to turn the blogger Dinh Dang Dinh’s appeal into the same kind of judicial farce as his original trial in August, when he was given a six-year jail sentence on a charge of anti-government propaganda. A court is due to being hearing Dinh’s appeal tomorrow.“We urge the court to overturn Dinh’s conviction and grant him an unconditional release,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Using Article 88 to convict him was an abuse of the law. And his worrying state of health needs immediate treatment which Vietnam’s prisons are unable to provide.”According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, Dinh has been mistreated by prison staff. Concerned about his health, his wife submitted a request for his hospitalization to the prison and police authorities. The request is all the more justified as prison officials often withhold medical treatment from political prisoners if they refuse to confess.A court in the central province of Dak Nong convicted Dinh on 10 August under Article 88-1 (c) of the criminal code in connection with articles he wrote about corrupt officials and about the bauxite mines operated by Chinese companies in Vietnam. His family could not afford a lawyer and the trial lasted just three hours,Many other cyber-dissidents and bloggers have received similar treatment. On 11 August, a Hanoi court sentenced the blogger Le Thanh Tung to five years in prison and four years of house arrest under Article 88.Nguyen Van Hai (who used the blog name of Dieu Cay) was sentenced to 12 years in prison followed by five years of house arrest. Ta Phong Tan, a female blogger, was sentenced to 10 years in prison followed by five years of house arrest. And Phan Thanh Hai (known by the blog name of Anh Ba Saigon), the only one to plead guilty, got 4 years in prison followed by three years of house arrest. Another blogger, Paulus Le Son, is also still detained.Because of its systematic use of cyber-censorship, Vietnam is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet.” It is currently also the world’s third biggest prison for netizens (after China and Iran), with at least 19 bloggers and cyber-dissidents currently detained. Help by sharing this information to go furthercenter_img News Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam VietnamAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Vietnam News April 22, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more VietnamAsia – Pacific April 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Tetra Tech Reports Strong First Quarter 2021 Results

first_img Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Facebook TAGS  In thousands Pinterest $605,171 2 Reconciliation of the net revenue guidance to the most directly comparable GAAP measure is not available without unreasonable efforts because the Company cannot predict the magnitude and timing of all the components required to provide such reconciliation with sufficient precision. Three Months Ended Revenue Business Outlook The following statements are based on current expectations. These statements are forward-looking and the actual results could differ materially. These statements do not include the potential impact of transactions that may be completed or developments that become evident after the date of this release. The Business Outlook section should be read in conjunction with the information on forward-looking statements at the end of this release. Tetra Tech expects EPS for the second quarter of fiscal 2021 to range from $0.73 to $0.78 and net revenue to range from $565 million to $595 million. For fiscal 2021, Tetra Tech is increasing its guidance outlook and now expects EPS to range from $3.45 to $3.60 and net revenue to range from $2.40 billion to $2.55 billion. 2 Webcast Investors will have the opportunity to access a live audio-visual webcast and supplemental financial information concerning the first quarter 2021 results through a link posted on the Company’s website at tetratech.com on January 28, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. (PT). ———————————————————— $765,104 (183,600) Dec. 27, 2020 Net revenue Dec. 29, 2019 WhatsApp (159,933) Subcontractor Costs Previous articleNCAA probe is ‘speed bump’ to Vols’ new coach Josh HeupelNext articleBrown-Forman Declares Cash Dividend Digital AIM Web Support PASADENA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 27, 2021– Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK), a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services, today announced results for the first quarter ended December 27, 2020. First Quarter Results Revenue in the first quarter totaled $765 million and revenue, net of subcontractor costs (net revenue) 1, was $605 million. Operating income was $66 million, up 5% year-over-year, driven by a 70 basis point increase in operating margin. Earnings per share (“EPS”) was $0.96, up 13% year-over-year. Cash generated from operations was $33 million, up $51 million year-over-year driven by a six day reduction in days sales outstanding (“DSO”) year-over-year. Backlog at the end of the quarter was $3.2 billion. Quarterly Dividend and Share Repurchase Program On January 25, 2021, Tetra Tech’s Board of Directors declared a $0.17 per share dividend, a 13% increase over the prior year, payable on February 26, 2021 to stockholders of record as of February 10, 2021. In the first quarter, Tetra Tech repurchased $15 million of common stock. Additionally, as of December 27, 2020, the Company had $193 million remaining under the approved share repurchase program. Chairman and CEO Comments Tetra Tech’s Chairman and CEO, Dan Batrack, commented, “Tetra Tech continued its strong momentum into fiscal year 2021 with first quarter results that exceeded our forecast for both net revenue and earnings. Our results were led by 11% net revenue growth in water and environmental programs for our U.S. state and local government clients and a 70 basis point increase in operating margin. Our Leading with Science ® approach is in high demand by our clients, augmented by a suite of proprietary technologies and tools we call the Tetra Tech Delta. The new U.S. administration’s priorities in climate change and infrastructure are well aligned with our market leading positions in water, environment, sustainable infrastructure and renewable energy. Given the strength of our performance to date and outlook, we are increasing guidance for both net revenue and EPS for fiscal 2021.” $614,023 $797,623 By Digital AIM Web Support – January 27, 2021 Tetra Tech Reports Strong First Quarter 2021 Results About Tetra Tech Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. With 20,000 associates working together, Tetra Tech provides clear solutions to complex problems in water, environment, sustainable infrastructure and renewable energy. We are Leading with Science ® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients. For more information about Tetra Tech, please visit tetratech.com, follow us on Twitter ( @TetraTech ), or like us on Facebook. Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Item ———————————————————— WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Forward-Looking Statements This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The use of words such as “anticipate,” “expect,” “could,” “may,” “intend,” “plan” and “believe,” among others, generally identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on currently available operating, financial, economic and other information, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results. A variety of factors, many of which are beyond our control, could cause actual future results or events to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements in this release, including but not limited to: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; continuing worldwide political and economic uncertainties; the U.S. Administration’s potential changes to fiscal policies; the cyclicality in demand for our overall services; the fluctuation in demand for oil and gas, and mining services; risks related to international operations; concentration of revenues from U.S. government agencies and potential funding disruptions by these agencies; dependence on winning or renewing U.S. government contracts; the delay or unavailability of public funding on U.S. government contracts; the U.S. government’s right to modify, delay, curtail or terminate contracts at its convenience; compliance with government procurement laws and regulations; credit risks associated with certain clients in certain geographic areas or industries; acquisition strategy and integration risks; goodwill or other intangible asset impairment; the failure to comply with worldwide anti-bribery laws; the failure to comply with domestic and international export laws; the failure to properly manage projects; the loss of key personnel or the inability to attract and retain qualified personnel; the ability of our employees to obtain government granted eligibility; the use of estimates and assumptions in the preparation of financial statements; the ability to maintain adequate workforce utilization; the use of the percentage-of-completion method of accounting; the inability to accurately estimate and control contract costs; the failure to adequately recover on our claims for additional contract costs; the failure to win or renew contracts with private and public sector clients; growth strategy management; backlog cancellation and adjustments; risks relating to cyber security breaches; the failure of partners to perform on joint projects; the failure of subcontractors to satisfy their obligations; requirements to pay liquidated damages based on contract performance; the adoption of new legal requirements; changes in resource management, environmental or infrastructure industry laws, regulations or programs; changes in capital markets and the access to capital; credit agreement covenants; industry competition; liability related to legal proceedings, investigations, and disputes; the availability of third-party insurance coverage; the ability to obtain adequate bonding; employee, agent, or partner misconduct; employee risks related to international travel; safety programs; conflict of interest issues; liabilities relating to reports and opinions; liabilities relating to environmental laws and regulations; force majeure events; protection of intellectual property rights; stock price volatility; the ability to impede a business combination based on Delaware law and charter documents; and other risks and uncertainties as may be described in Tetra Tech’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those described in the “Risk Factors” section of Tetra Tech’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 27, 2020, and Tetra Tech’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for fiscal year 2021, as well as in Tetra Tech’s other filings with the SEC. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since such information speaks only as of the date of this release. Tetra Tech does not intend to update forward-looking statements and expressly disclaims any obligation to do so. Non-GAAP Financial Measures To supplement the financial results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”), we present certain non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of Regulation G under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. We provide these non-GAAP financial measures because we believe they provide a valuable perspective on our financial results. However, non-GAAP measures have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation and are not in accordance with, or a substitute for, GAAP measures. In addition, other companies may define non-GAAP measures differently which limits the ability of investors to compare non-GAAP measures of Tetra Tech to those used by our peer companies. A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is included in this release. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005896/en/ CONTACT: Jim Wu, Investor Relations Charlie MacPherson, Media & Public Relations (626) 470-2844 KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CANADA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CONSULTING MANUFACTURING ENVIRONMENT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ENGINEERING SOURCE: Tetra Tech, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/27/2021 04:00 PM/DISC: 01/27/2021 04:01 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005896/en Facebook 1 Non-GAAP financial measures which the Company believes provide valuable perspectives on its business results. 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ICLU And Law Students Work Together For Migrants

first_imgColumnsICLU And Law Students Work Together For Migrants Sanobar Fatma14 Jun 2020 1:36 AMShare This – xAccording to the census of 2011, there are 454 million migrants. The Economic Survey shows that migration within India continued to swell manifold and on average, migration within states is around four times that across states. When the pandemic engulfed the world, and a nationwide lockdown was put in place, the announcement of the deferral of interstate transportation…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginAccording to the census of 2011, there are 454 million migrants. The Economic Survey shows that migration within India continued to swell manifold and on average, migration within states is around four times that across states. When the pandemic engulfed the world, and a nationwide lockdown was put in place, the announcement of the deferral of interstate transportation and inter-district transportation came as shock to the migrant population who had left their homes in search of decent livelihood without the means to feed themselves and their families, sparking an unprecedented crisis as migrant laborers struggled to cope with the ‘new normal’. But in every crisis there is a chance for communities to come together, whether its ordering essentials for elderly neighbors, handing out food packets to those who cannot afford or what Indian Civil Liberties Union (ICLU), Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) and Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU) did – working together and setting an example of compassion, understanding, and altruism – sending thousands of migrants home, so that everyone can stay home, stay safe and stay healthy with their families. “What we are going to do may not well be a mandate of civil liberties but this situation is unprecedented,” remarked Anas Tanwir, founder of ICLU. In a matter of hours, ICLU manoeuvred its helpline for people to call them and inform them about their current situation and location so that they could be sent home. The first call was on the 4th June 2020, from Begusarai, Bihar where Anil was stuck without the means to go home. Jatin Lalit Singh, the student coordinator for ICLU says that it was difficult to make him believe he could reach home for free. “We checked for Shramik trains but there weren’t any and no status regarding their future schedule as well so we registered Anil on the Delhi government website for migrants and coordinated and arranged a seat in the bus for him.” Food and water were provided free of charge, to those who have always returned home bearing gifts to their families. Shaoni, volunteer, ICLU says a migrant who had reached home safely, called her, and was “laughing, almost weeping in gratitude and told me that after two months of no means to go home, he had given up hope.” A sentiment echoed by Arpita who adds, that while talking to a man who reached Pune safely she was touched by the warmth of the combined teams, “and looked up to the team for the kind of work that we pulled off within such a small time. Disha, the coordinator from GNLU shares; “It was beautiful to see so many like-minded law students come together and work efficiently. She also believes that the safe homecoming of our people is just one side of the issue and there is a need for continued support. Kratika, from RMLNLU, is elated that this coming together has been able to make some difference. The testimonies of the students and the calls we received from the migrants who reached home safely bring to the forefront the question of the invisibility of internal migration that has not been acknowledged till the COVID-19 induced shut down of factories, “From Maharashtra to Madhya Pradesh to Gujarat to Jharkhand, I have managed to contact and resolve the distress calls of these migrants concerning their travel, shortage of food and ensuring that they get their seats in Shramik trains. The happiness of seeing them leaving for their homes, to their families with the hope of a new future, overwhelms my heart with joy.” A sentiment is echoed by most of the law students who volunteered to help us with running our helpline and coordinating the relief work, “we strive to achieve in our lives, standing up for and with the needy and protecting their rights to the utmost level, said Nupur” Shivansh, volunteer, ICLU put all his internships aside to help fellow humans and made it his priority, “I didn’t even think twice about it, but people were asking why are you doing it? Are you in some Internship with them? Are you getting a certificate? And I thought that’s how cruel and selfish the world has become, they just cannot fathom that how can someone do something just the cause without any incentives!” Tabish, a fellow volunteer adds, “The level of self-satisfaction that I got after seeing these people board buses is something that cannot be explained in words.” A similar sentiment is shared by Ayudh, who says the hard work of the teams left him with a humbling experience, “Such acts make you understand the kindness and generosity of the work that ICLU and associated institutions do. It makes you understand the importance of humanity and how we all can contribute to it” “As volunteers of ICLU organization we spent hours listening to people in distress, coaxing government officials to send relief, and I thank ICLU for making me understand the meaning of “We the People,” wrote Nandan in an emotional note. An excited “Starting as a team, We started calling into random digits, listening distress of the unheard and who have already had their part of fake assurances facing direct plight in this tussle between policies and pandemic, and I have so many stories in between that now in the column of accomplishments on my CV, sending them to hope trumps all the other personal achievements.” Migrants are one of the most important factors in running the economy. All appeals of making them stay in their place met with little success, worsening the humanitarian crisis, and therefore in this regard coordination between ICLU, RMNLU and GNLU became necessary and we as a team have been receiving love, blessings of those who built our homes, cities and the nation. The scale of the crisis is unprecedented. The government, law enforcement agencies, and civil society have for long let down this section of Indians who have been termed as the “builders of our booming economy.” It is time we provide them fair, equitable, humane treatment. A small step in this direction has been taken by ICLU, GNLU, and RMLNU and we hope that others follow suit in protecting the human rights and well being of all migrants including men, women, and children. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Miami Beach officers rescue blind woman from house fire

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI BEACH, Fla.) — The rescue of a blind elderly woman and her husband from a house fire early Monday morning was captured on police bodycam footage.Officer Alex Llaneras of Miami Beach Police noticed dark smoke coming through the roof of a home in the area he was patrolling. When he knocked on the door, a gentleman identified in the police report as Mr. Jay Spitz came out and said his wife, Shelly Spitz, was still in their bedroom.Officer Ralph Vega then arrived at the scene and he and Llaneras went inside to rescue Mrs. Spitz.“Miss, where are you? Come on out. Follow the lights,” one of the officers can be heard saying in the video. “Come on, where are you? Grab our hands.”Another officer says, “This is bad bro.”Mrs. Spitz “is legally blind and could not find her way out of the house,” according to police.The fire started in the kitchen, where a slow cooker was simmering food on top of the stove. Mrs. Spitz “forgot about it as she went to sleep in their bedroom,” police said. The fire was contained.Mrs. Spitz was treated with smoke inhalation, along with her husband and the officers. The Spitzes refused hospital care but Llaneras and Vera were both transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital and later released.Miami Beach Police public information officer Ernesto Rodriguez told ABC News that both officers are expected to be OK.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Surely I’m fit for more than an administrator role?

first_img Previous Article Next Article Havingworked in training management for several years (and possessing considerablegeneral business experience), I got a lucky break in 1999 and secured aposition as HR Manager for a small software company. Whilst I had no formaltraining in HR I had always been very aware of developments in this area andhas taken a keen interest in all Personnel type issues. I obtained the CIPDCert in Personnel Practice as a quick fix and during my time with this softwarecompany set up the company induction programme, set the recruitment &selection standards, designed and implemented the performance managementsystem, wrote the staff handbook and designed and implemented every HR policyand procedure, including all those necessary to ensure the company would obtainIIP. The company went into liquidation a short while ago and I am concernedthat my CV really only shows 2.5 years actual HR experience. I have been toldby agencies that this qualifies me to be an administrator only and that theachievements are not enough!! Am I stupid to continue to search for a senior HRjob or should I think again?( I am 46 so I know it will not be easy!) JoSelby, associate director, EJ Human Resources, writes:Thefocus here needs to be on the depth of your HR experience and your achievementsduring this time rather than on the length of time itself, and ensuring thatany relevant experience is drawn from your earlier career in trainingmanagement. You may want to review your CV to ensure that it reflects thisbefore approaching any more agencies.WhilstI certainly feel you can achieve more than an administrator position, I wouldsuggest that you keep an open mind with regards to opportunities. Eachorganisation and role requires specific experience and whilst you may not havethe right background for some, you will have for others. Unfortunately it is amatter of being patient and waiting for the right role.MargaretMalpas, joint managing director, Malpas Flexible Learning, writes:Ithink you should go after jobs which will use your experience and offer you achallenge. Lookagain at your CV, does it really show your achievements. It might be that thisis why agencies are giving you this apparently strnge advice.Theother thing to think about is getting those professional achievementsrecognised. There is a process called “Professional Assessment ofCompetence” from CIPD which enables your achievements to be matchedagainst the standards and then you can come out with Graduateship. You willneed 3 years professional experience so six months into the next job you mightbe ready for this. LindaAitken, consultant, Chiumento, writes:Firstof all it is important to ensure that you are dealing with the right agencies –be aware of their own specialisms and ensure that you choose one with somecredibility in your field, as some agencies can have a tendency to pigeon-hole youto suit their own area of business. You do need to consider, however, whetheryou really want to continue a career in mainstream HR or move into aspecialism. Setting your sights on an HR/training role with a smaller Companymay be a useful avenue to explore – if this is with a growing company it mayenable you to specialise relatively soon. Networking, of course, is the keyhere too – contact organisations directly, make use of all your contacts anddon’t just rely on using agencies – explore all the avenues and ensure your CVis demonstrating the drive, determination, professionalism and energy you couldbring to the role. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Surely I’m fit for more than an administrator role?On 18 Sep 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Induction training proves its worth

first_img Previous Article Next Article Employers need to ratchet up their induction training programmes if they areto retain key staff in a full employment market, according to two new separatepieces of research. Research from Cranfield University School of Management, out this month,shows that more than one in three employers – 37 per cent – have problemsretaining staff who have been employed for less than a year. The longer someonestays with a firm, the easier it is to hang on to them, the research suggests,with only 21 per cent saying they had trouble hanging on to staff who had beenwith them for more than three years. And concentrating on a new employee’s first day at work could make a realdifference, according to recruitment website reed.co.uk. Its survey of morethan 5,000 workers and job hunters found that nearly one in 10 had considerednot going back after a disastrous first day. And, a tiny minority didn’t go back. Three per cent of respondents said theydidn’t return on the second day because of something their new company did. Afurther 4 per cent failed to return because of a first-day mistake they hadmade. “It’s important that organisations integrate new people as quickly aspossible into the work environment,” said Paul Rapaccioli, director atreed.co.uk. “The first day at a new job is especially stressful andemployers need to think about how they manage it. Full induction training needsto be in place and it needs to start from day one.” Some employers are already taking the induction process seriously. Forexample, Tesco is currently reviewing its induction. For years, the supermarketgiant has run first-day induction programmes off-site for all new staff. “We talk about the history of Tesco, the brand and our values,”said Linda Summerfield, resourcing project manager. “We’re now trying tofind out how much information people retain, what’s appropriate and what isn’t.Our aim is to make new recruits feel comfortable in their role and support themthrough the emotional challenge of starting a new job.” Summerfield is also planning to put Tesco’s new starter pack on to CD-Rom.”Our paper-based product is full of information but, to be honest, it canbe a bit off-putting. A CD-Rom will enable more interaction and bring it to life.With 80 per cent of the UK population now having access to a PC, this has to bethe way forward,” she said. Revamping graduate induction training has had a major impact on retention atopticians Dolland & Aitchison. “Where once we would lose 50 or 60 per cent of graduates within thefirst year of them becoming qualified, we now retain 85 per cent,” saidprofessional services director Dr Rob Hogan. Three years ago, Dolland & Aitchison introduced a week-long inductionprocess for new graduates to introduce them to the customer-service side of thejob. “Rather than concentrate on the technical aspects, we wanted ourgraduates to be able to convert their knowledge and skills into jargon-freelanguage that members of the public would feel comfortable with,” Hogansaid. The firm has now decided to capitalise on the success of its induction programmeby introducing something similar for non-graduate staff, starting this yearwith dispensing opticians. “Nothing much has changed in the way firmsinduct new staff, but this really does work,” he said. www.reed.co.ukwww.cranfield.ac.uk/som/rciBy Lucie Carrington Related posts:No related photos. Induction training proves its worthOn 1 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

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