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Plant Based News is a top resource for the latest up-to-the minute Meat Eaters Pledge To Boycott Greggs Following Release Of Vegan Sausage Roll . The Hollywood heavyweight praised the new book - as well as its author - describing it as .. BBC Documentary Shows Vegan Journey Of 'Dirty Sanchez' Matt Pritchard. Informational Text: “Wangari Maathai,” from BBC News. Informational Text: . Use the graphic organizer below to prepare a book preview. Title: Author: Genre: your report at the beginning of the group meeting to help your group focus on the. James Naughtie and Rebecca Jones talk to the writers behind the latest new books.
Auth will be appearing at the Collingswood Book Festival on October 6. Located at Haddon Avenue, the exhibition runs during the month of September, with an opening reception on Second Saturday, September 8,and closing with the festival Saturday, October 6, Original works and books by artists E. To find out more about the author and her book, go to http: This year, the Collingswood Town Book is The Submission, a novel about a fractured city striving to make itself whole.
The book opens with a jury gathered to select a memorial for the victims of a devastating terrorist attack. When the anonymous winner is revealed to be an American Muslim, they are cast into a roiling debate about the claims of grief, the ambiguities of art, and the meaning of Islam. This is her first novel. Book Party with Matthew Quick 2. A book signing will follow. This event is free, no RSVP is required.
For more information, please email mwiltsey collsk And the Winner Is Congratulations to all the creative chefs who entered! Sages of Ages 9. Sages of Ages has become so successful, it's now in its fifth year! And plenty of people return for the fun year after year!
The afternoon of events includes speakers, games a crowd favoriteprizes and snacks. Everyone leaves with a "bag of books" and a "hold that date" magnet for next year's event. Both speakers are guaranteed crowd pleasers! If you would like to attend, please call Rosemary Fearon for reservations at Happy th Birthday, Collingswood Public Library! This is an all-ages activity, so adults, you can participate too! Kids, you can turn in your cards with your Summer Activities Sheet.
All others should submit your cards to the Library no later than September 3rd. Make sure to include your name, address, and phone number on the back of the card.
Many of the cards will be on display at the Book Festival and all will be eligible for prizes! The Collingswood Town Book. Born to Run, is all about uncovering the surprising secrets behind successful running. Author Christopher McDougall sets off in search of the holy grail of the greatest distance runners in the world. These runners happen to be members of a reclusive tribe in Mexico who guard a lost art and super-human talent.
The author rounds up an unlikely band of comrades and challenges the tribe to the race of a lifetime. But you will want to run to the Collingswood Library, where copies of the book are available for check-out. McDougall himself will "set foot" on Haddon Avenue and be on hand to greet readers at the Collingswood Book Festival on Saturday October 1st Born to Run promises to bring out your inner-athlete, even if it's only from the comfort of your sofa or beach chair! Ten runners-up were awarded Collingswood Book Festival t-shirts.
In her novel, Ms. Durrow addresses society's ideas of race, class, and beauty. It's the story of Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.
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The author has in common the biracial and bicultural background of her novel's protagonist. You can find out more about her by visiting her website: Join us at the opening reception on Saturday, September 11, from 5: It will be open Fridays and Saturdays 1: Unforgettable to Perform at Book Festival 9.
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I'd like to reassure you that you can tweak your careers profile at any time you like, to update it with current skills and experience or adapt it for a particular role you wish to apply for. You can also attach other copies of your CV to the portfolio section of the profile - all of which are searchable.
So please don't worry about being able to tailor your application. We've been really careful to make sure that the Careers Hub adheres to the BBC's stringent data protection and information security regulations - so we're comfortable that there are no privacy issues.
It's the recruitment and talent teams who search for candidates; they make sure the candidate is interested in a role and has the right skills and experience before they send the shortlist to the hiring manager.
If you have any further questions or want any more information please feel free to contact us at Hubsupport bbc. Is Tony for turning on TVC? By cancelling the DMI project, the DG has demonstrated that he is not averse to revisiting the decisions of his predecessors. Will he now take another look at the plans to demolish five of the best studios in the country at Television Centre?
This plea is not because of any sentimental attachment to an iconic building or the countless programmes made there, or because of the backing by many stars www. With the impending closure of Teddington, and Pinewood's plans for expansion rejected again there will be a real shortage of studios. I hear that independent companies planning productions for the BBC in are having difficulty finding studios to mount them in. It seems senseless to demolish - not close, demolish - TCs in these circumstances.
It's not too late. The developers are working with the BBC, which has retained the freehold of the site, and a rethink is by no means out of the question.
Television Centre was a Production Village before the term was thought of - and it could be again. Peter Neill retired staff Dominic Coles, director of operations, replies: The BBC and its commercial subsidiary, BBC Studios and Post Production, looked at great length, both at how the sale of Television Centre could deliver best value and what our portfolio of commercial studios should be going forward.
Together, we concluded that a footprint preserving the legendary Studios 1, 2 and 3 at the redeveloped Television Centre, combined with BBC Studios and Post Production's facilities in Elstree and Bristol, would represent the best overall position for the BBC. We will continue to work closely with broadcasters, commissioners and independent production companies to plan as effectively as possible to balance supply and demand for studio space. Why give Adebowale a platform?
On the day of the Woolwich attacks we broadcast, before the watershed, a video of Michael Adebowale explaining why he had just committed a hideous murder. I believe this was a terrible mistake, which showed a worrying lack of judgement on the part of the editors concerned.
It was not necessary in order to tell the story, so why did we do it? To suggest that it was OK because the footage was available elsewhere, on other channels or on the internet, is simply not good enough.
It was an irresponsible thing to do, because others will now know that all they have to do in order to get on primetime television is cut someone down in cold blood, then turn to the nearest bystander with a mobile phone. Secondly, we broadcast it at a time of day when children may well have been watching, without their parents necessarily being present.
Do we really want kids to be watching this stuff? Post-tax that equates to about 65p, or less than 10p per day extra in our pockets. And Lucy Adams says 'this will go some way to helping people with the cost of living this year'.
I honestly don't think I've ever had a more insulting email from BBC management. I'm sorry if you found my email insulting. That certainly wasn't my intention and may have been caused by some clumsy phrasing on my part. I do of course realise that for many staff this is still below inflation and I understand that this is also tough.
Constantly interesting, excellent interviewees, minimal filling or repetition. Martin Lewes, Kendal reporter, Radio Cumbria Mosey the man Roger Mosey's new position as editorial director has been likened to Mark Byford's former role as head of journalism.
The BBC needs an editorial leader and Roger is an ideal choice, brought up through the ranks with a wide-ranging BBC journalistic background and not fast tracked to the top. Oh, and why not rename the post deputy DG, because that's what it is. Looking around it seems that there is a predominantly large proportion of people riding the overcrowded lifts just in a bid to heat their lunch.
Or is the real plan, as I suspect, to double the Radio 3 audience by having as many people as possible shoehorned into the Radio 3 lift? Ha ha only joking….
The central glass lifts in New Broadcasting House will be particularly busy at peak times so staff are encouraged to use the wide range of alternative lifts and stairs which are available across the rest of the building. Any staff with comments on catering in New Broadcasting House - good or bad - are encouraged to give us direct feedback via catering bbc.
Keep it Cornish With the news that the BBC is planning a revival of Poldark can I make a special plea for the producers to ensure the Cornish accents are correct? The original series was marred by the bizarre dialogue of the actors speaking the sort of mummerset which London-based producers seem to believe is common to everyone west of Bristol.
One would hope that the budget might stretch to an expert in the Cornish dialect. Even better, how about some real Cornish people to be part of the cast?
I understand both Susan Penhaligon and John Nettles have done a bit of thespian work and both can actually speak with a genuine Cornish accent Gans gorhemynadow a'n gwella Best wishes Nick Serpell, obituary editor, BBC News Speaking of Stuart As one of many who worked alongside Stuart Hall at the BBC in Manchester in the s, I'm saddened by the willingness of some former colleagues, following his confessions to the court, to offer their recollections of his behaviour.
I too heard stories about Stuart's louche conduct, but I trust those who felt it necessary, many years later, to unburden themselves to the media and, by implication, to denigrate other decent people, feel suitably righteous. For the avoidance of doubt, I do not condone or excuse activities leading to Stuart's arrest. I may have missed something, but payslips were available online for years.
You could already view and print off payslips by logging on to the MyDetails section of Gateway. It's not essential for staff to be able to view payslips from their computers at home. As I've said, they could print off a copy at work and they can always call or email BBC Payroll from home or work if they really need to check any further details at short notice for some reason. Couldn't we have saved an awful lot of money and effort if we didn't introduce another way of getting payslips?
Security testing and all sorts of work must have been taking place. The vast majority of staff don't need any more 'features' or options.
We just might need a payslip printed on rare occasions, or to file at home, which can already be done. Gateway must be secure because we have our personal details on MyDetails at the moment. I've not spoken to any staff who think this is needed.
There are posters around the place promoting a 'Simpler BBC'. I agree with this. When we brought in our new payroll system this year, we were offered myPay as part of the package, which we felt would offer us several benefits.
One of these is that we can now offer payslips to groups who haven't been able to receive payslips from us before. This includes the thousands of freelancers we engage each year who don't have BBC log-ins, so aren't able to access myDetails. Another reason for introducing myPay was for the fact that the myDetails system is becoming an older technology and at some point in the future will no longer be sustainable.
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You may also be interested to know that BBC is already working on a project, which will pull-together several of our HR and Finance systems, which will reduce the need for several log-ins and passwords and will hopefully make things that bit simpler. About 18 months after starting work I was diagnosed with a disability, Fibromyalgia, which is characterised by chronic pain and fatigue.
Over the years my condition has not improved, even after many different treatments, and I am not physically capable of continuing in my current role as it is too physically demanding.
What I really need is some advice from anyone out there about areas of the BBC more able to accommodate flexible working. I need a position that allows me to at least work from home when my disability flares up - I'd be willing to meet any additional cost that this may incur.
I've worked in TV intake and on various cataloguing, research and stock management projects. I'm hard working, a fast learner and open to new ideas; I just want to continue to work and contribute as much as I can to the BBC. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would be very grateful. Holiday extras While it's admirable that the BBC Trust has published the details of Tony Hall's contract, could someone reassure us that the five days extra annual leave he seems to have been granted compared to the rest of us will be extended to all staff.
If not, why not? It sends out a terribly divisive message if there's one rule for the DG, and another for the rest of us. He gets 30 days annual leave. It's certainly not since we lost the paper copy, which was a sad day.
The issue which sees me giving up part of my lunch hour to write about is another sad loss of a paper document - the pay slip. I have emailed twice no reply. I've phoned on four occasions - on three of those occasions I was promised a new password the same day. As Diana Ross once put it, I'm still waiting. I'm told that it takes just five minutes to reset a password but there is a very big backlog and many complaints.
Now they can't guarantee when I might get my new password. I deal with other major organisations, including the utility companies, who can reset your password even faster than they can put up your bill. Why can't the BBC sort this out?
The MyDetails pay system on Gateway was far superior. So, I continue to wait to find out how much I've been paid. The answer for those who may be curious, by the way, is 'not nearly enough'.
I understand that the Payroll team has now been able to help Andy successfully get back into myPay. As with most system roll-outs, we've made adjustments along the way and have recently removed the 'memorable word' prompt from the 'forgotten password' screen to make requesting a temporary password simpler.
When requesting a temporary password though, it's essential that you follow the on-screen instructions exactly or the system won't send one to you. We're working towards putting an error message on the screen should users enter their details incorrectly.
Over 14, people have now successfully registered for their e-payslips. However, if you do experience any problems with signing-up for myPay, please call the Payroll Help Desk on who can talk you through the process The benefit of myPay is that it enables us to access our pay information anywhere - as opposed to myDetails which requires you to have a BBC log-in and to be on the BBC network.
Another benefit is that we can now use the same system for new groups, such as freelancers, who in the past haven't received pay slips, don't have BBC log-ins and so aren't able to access myDetails. The BBC has also begun work on a longer-term project, which is looking at ways in which we can pull-together several of our HR and Finance systems under one umbrella - and will hopefully reduce the need for several log-ins and passwords and will simplify our HR processes significantly.
Thus viewers with HD recorders can store them for later viewing. One was written specifically about the present monarch and the other had lyrics which could be considered offensive to some. It isn't about Margaret Thatcher. Are we now to ban everything that's in dubious taste? The fact that a 'clip' was played 'in a news environment' makes the decision even more baffling.
In my opinion, it's a spineless decision which could come back to bite us. This in spite of the fact that, as far as I can recall, I have never once trapped my hand in a toaster slot, or indeed suffered third degree burns whilst picking up sausages with tongs. I live in hope that these are just 'teething issues' but I fear that this is perhaps the BBC's way of encouraging us in W12 to dine elsewhere.
When we opened the Media Village clubs in both the Broadcast Centre and Media Centre, we set out to provide great quality food, cooked from scratch daily. We're proud of the food we serve and want to enhance that by serving you your food in an appropriate way. Food has always been served this way in the Media Centre cafe due to space constraints and not any health and safety rules.
The now shut White City One cafe occupied a bigger space, and so the layout meant people could serve themselves. However, we take all comments seriously and after reviewing the service levels over the last week and a half we will be making the following changes: We are moving the toaster to a remote point where customers can help themselves. We will, however, continue to serve hot breakfast items from the counter.
We are also increasing our staffing levels to meet the increased demand upstairs. Alternative outlets can be found in Broadcast Centre where staff can still make their own toast. We appreciate that this is a change from how things used to be but we hope you'll grow to love it.
Payslip panic I guess in this day and age the expectation is that I should count myself lucky to still be on the BBC payroll, keep my head down and shut-up. However, the switch to online payslips doesn't fill me with confidence. The other week we had to shut down webmail access as a result of a very successful phishing operation and the BBC lost control of several official Twitter accounts to hackers. Fat lot of good it did them! The old payslips were designed so you at least knew if they'd been opened.
Now anyone printing off their payslip at work will have to hope they can get to the printer across the newsroom or down the corridor before a colleague picks it up and tries to avoid reading your salary.
No doubt a reply to this letter from them will point out that you can always access the system from home and print it off there, which I guess is what the BBC hopes will happen, if it's to be more sustainable by getting us all to use our own paper and ink to subsidise the Corporation.
We've brought in myPay as part of our new payroll system, which means you can see all your pay slips in one place from now on and from anywhere. This stops paper copies from sitting in mail boxes around BBC offices as they often did when staff were on leave, for example.
I'm not sure how printing is set-up where you are but the pull-printing facility would stop somebody from being able to see your e-pay slip - as documents only come off the printer when you swipe your id pass against a card reader.
If you don't have this facility, you could speak to your IT coordinator about the possibility of setting this up. I can understand your concerns about security, given the recent cyber-attack, and can assure you that myPay has been through a rigorous review by the BBC Information Security team.
We tested how secure the site would be against any potential hackers and we're happy that myPay meets the BBC's tough security policies and that the risk of the system being hacked is low. Unfortunately, there's always the possibility for individuals to set up a phishing attack by creating false or replica websites and, therefore, everyone has to be on their guard against entering their details into sites that aren't genuine. There's some good advice on the Technology Gateway site around this.
If anyone's concerned that they've been directed to any site that they believe isn't genuine, they should report it immediately to BBC Information Security - again see the Technology pages.
I hope this is helpful. Rating refusal My division has decided that, for the appraisals this year, 'all staff grades will receive a verbal rating' regardless of their wishes. Is it OK if I stick my fingers in my ears at this point in the appraisal process? Although to be fair to him, I note that, ironically, when I got in to work, I had an email from BBC online appraisals, stating that: So maybe we aren't one organisation treating all its staff exactly the same way, but a loose confederation, under different fiefdoms.
The ubiquitous 'BBC spokesman' claimed, in your article about the strike announcement, that: However, by its own figures, there have been redundancies of them compulsory as a result of DQF, and a further post closures - a total loss of jobs. At the same time there have been redeployments to continuing roles, 65 to fixed term roles and 37 successful bumpings - a total of - a very worthwhile and commendable figure, but not nearly double the number of people that have been made redundant.
There is no way that the above statement from the BBC is anything like true, and the Corporation really should not attempt to use incorrect statistical devices to try and make a case for itself.
If that's the case can someone please explain to me why two journalists at BBC South East have been turned down for voluntary redundancy, while at BBC South, the neighbouring region, two journalists face being made compulsory redundant.
I'm glad that Mark recognises that we have been working closely with the unions and seeing some good results in redeploying people. I'm happy to share the detailed figures behind our statement which refers to the number of redeployments versus the number of compulsory redundancies - one of the key issues which the current dispute with the unions is about.
So far we have managed to redeploy people facing redundancy as part of DQF, which is nearly double the number of compulsory redundancies we've had to make We have presented these statistics to the joint unions at national level and they haven't been queried or disputed.
The full breakdown of figures in the DQF period is as follows: I can't comment on the cases of specific individuals but I would like to be absolutely clear that we are committed to redeployment whenever it can happen and managers locally are working very hard on this. This pre-conference workshop, organised jointly by the RGS-IBG Population Geography and Social and Cultural Geography Research Groups, introduces geographical perspectives on austerity and inequality in the context of a changing global political landscape.
Are inequalities deepening or widening in the context of austerity politics? How are these patterned and experienced geographically and across the lifecourse? What are the challenges for devolved and regional landscapes of austerity? In what ways do people live with or challenge austerity in their everyday lives?
This event brings together academic, policy and public participants to discuss these questions and the trends, experiences and challenges of austerity and inequality in a changing political landscape. We analyze the effects of trimming the set of models before averaging, with equal weight averaging working well.
We propose an approach based on model confidence sets that incorporate the statistical significance of the in-sample forecasting performance. Using Japanese age-specific mortality data, we find robust out-of-sample forecast accuracy from the proposed trimming method. In this talk, Jakub will sketch the current broad state of knowledge on migration, with focus on the key areas about which we do not know much, and possibly never will.
To that end, we will explore possible responses to migration, which take its uncertainty and complexity for what it is: However, it is unclear how independent these associations are, and what structure i. Do early-life factors directly impact later-life outcomes, or do they act indirectly through factors later along the life course?
I will describe recent findings regarding the contribution of life-course factors to later-life health and wellbeing, particularly regarding economic activity and self-reported functional health from ages 55 to Exploring the drivers of social and spatial mobility, and the impact on health in later life: Data linkage of the Scottish Mental Survey with the Scottish Longitudinal Study and other administrative data sources.
The Scottish Mental Survey a birth cohort with age 11 cognitive ability test scores was linked to the Scottish Longitudinal Study and the Register, in order to explore the drivers of social and spatial mobility, and the relationship between social and geographic mobility and health.