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Lush’s Error 404 bath bomb to help fund #KeepItOn digital rights campaign

first_imgLush demonstrates what an Internet shutdown might look like, before resolving to this page. Howard Lake | 26 November 2016 | News Lush Charity PotLush supports other causes and groups from profits from sales of some of its products. In particular The Lush Charity Pot scheme supports local and global organisations fighting for human rights.  216 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis28 Anyone purchasing the bath bomb from Lush’s website will encounter a intervening page that mimics an Internet shutdown on the device, which then resolves into an explanation of the #KeepItOn campaign. They can choose to proceed to the Lush page or to sign Access Now’s petition to world leaders. In 2012 we covered The power of the 404 page to help missing children.The 404 page has featured in most of our digital fundraising training courses over the past 20 years. Access Now has documented over 50 internet shutdowns in 2016 alone, “and the number is only increasing”. The organisation and Lush chose Black Friday (25 November) to launch the global #KeepItOn campaign against internet shutdowns together with a limited edition Error 404 bath bomb. Handmade cosmetics brand Lush has introduced Error 404, “a bath bomb with a difference”. Sales of the fizzy fragrant product will help organisations fight against government-enforced internet shutdowns.All profits from the sale of the Error 404 bath bomb will be donated by Lush to a global Digital Fund that supports the work of charity Access Now and other grassroots organisations working in the field of digital rights. The total fundraising target for the Digital Fund is £250,000.Lush is selling the product appropriately enough for £4.04.The product is hand-made from 13 ingredients including vanilla extract, gardenia extract, antique gold lustre, citric acid and glacier blue lustre. It should be dropped into the bath, where its gold exterior will fizz away, revealing a blue pool “with a secret message”.[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7C-ZoOh5mc[/youtube] Digital FundImage: Lush LtdThe Digital Fund will offer grants from £100 to £10,000 to grassroots activists and charities protecting freedom of expression in the digital era.The application process will start on 7 December 2016, and the deadline for completed applications to be submitted is 15 January 2017.Applications are accepted from anywhere in the world. Smaller organisations will be given priority, “particularly those hoping to create long-term change through education, advocacy and campaigning, or those tackling the root cause of the problem”. Lush’s Error 404 bath bomb to help fund #KeepItOn digital rights campaign Tagged with: corporate  215 total views,  1 views today 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. Error 404 and #KeepItOnError 404 is the standard HTTP code for indicating a “page not found” on web servers. It is the kind of page that users might see if their government shut down the Internet in their country.According to Access Now:“An internet shutdown happens when someone— usually a government — intentionally disrupts the internet or mobile apps to control what people say or do. Shutdowns are also sometimes called “blackouts” or “kill switches”.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis28last_img read more

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City Year UK wins Morgan Stanley’s 2021 Strategy Challenge

first_imgCity Year UK wins Morgan Stanley’s 2021 Strategy Challenge Clare Woodman, Head of EMEA at Morgan Stanley said: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis This year’s teams presented their final recommendations to senior representatives from Morgan Stanley and the charity sector during a virtual event on 13 May, with the City Year UK team announced the winner for its development of a sustainable business model to increase the number of the charity’s volunteer mentors and fund new programme delivery for pupils. Youth and education charity City Year UK has been judged the winner of this year’s Morgan Stanley UK Strategy Challenge, which saw six charities receive pro bono advice and support from the firm. Melanie May | 14 May 2021 | News Tagged with: corporate pro bono “We are delighted to have won the Morgan Stanley UK Strategy Challenge 2021. We are particularly pleased with the practical materials and tools the Morgan Stanley team have developed, which will help us achieve our ambition to have an even greater impact on educational inequality.”center_img Now in its seventh year, the Morgan Stanley UK Strategy Challenge, in partnership with Pilotlight, pairs teams of Morgan Stanley professionals with non-profit organisations in London for nine weeks to provide pro bono advice on strategic challenges such as business modelling, growth plans and cost efficiencies.  The programme culminates in a day-long event, during which teams present their recommendations to senior firm leadership and a panel of non-profit sector experts. Nonprofit organisations are invited to apply each year, with applicants assessed through a competitive selection process. This year’s Challenge kicked off in March. Since its inception, the UK Strategy Challenge has delivered over 24,000 hours of service to 35 charities. As well as City Year UK, the other charities benefitting from this year’s programme were Barnardo’s, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, Helpforce, NHS Charities Together and The Felix Project. Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Kevin Munday, Chief Executive, City Year UK commented: “We are extremely proud to be working with the remarkable organisations that participated this year; many of whom have been working on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic. With a health and economic crisis generating increasing demand for their services, charities are experiencing greater challenges than ever before. We hope the strategic recommendations provided by the Morgan Stanley employees will help the non-profits continue their impactful work and reach even more communities.”  798 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

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North Carolina backs down the KKK

first_imgRaleigh, N.C. – There was once a time when the Klu Klux Klan could march in the thousands with impunity in state capitols across the U.S. South. But today mass movements across the country have pushed them back, despite the electoral win of bigoted Donald Trump. Millions of people in the streets, marching against Trump and all he stands for, have emboldened the social movement.Over 2,000 people rallied in downtown Raleigh at Moore Square Park on Dec. 3 to protest the KKK and Trump — to forge ahead with struggles for people’s power and against racism, wars and all forms of oppression.The Loyal White Knights of the KKK, a small group in Pelham, N.C., had announced they would be holding a Dec. 3 “victory kavalcade” at an unannounced location somewhere in North Carolina.To oppose them, there were coordinated big rallies in Raleigh, Charlotte and Greensboro. People also rallied in Salisbury and Mebane. People from countless other cities across the state came to the Raleigh and Charlotte rallies, truly expressing a statewide day of action.Desmera Gatewood, emcee of the rally, stated the purpose of the rallies: “We refuse to back down against the endless police murders of Black people. We stand in solidarity with the Black community in Charlotte as they protest against the non-indictment of cop Brentley Vinson who killed Keith Lamont Scott. We stand in solidarity with our immigrant friends who now fear threats of deportation by Trump. Our movement for not one more deportation will keep fighting ahead!“Gatewood continued, “We stand against hate crimes and racist violence against our friends who are labeled terrorists by the state and Trump by virtue of being Muslim. We are also workers fighting for $15 per hour and for collective bargaining rights for public workers! We oppose any new wars that Trump threatens to create. We move forward to advance our struggle for quality public schools and to defend all public services that Trump has threatened to shut down. We won’t let him shut anything down!”The Triangle Unity May Day Coalition, representing a broad range of freedom fighters and organizations, including Black, Latinx, LGBTQ, Muslim, immigrant, women, workers and people with disabilities, called the rally to assert that #ThisIsOurNC — that the state belongs to the people, not to the forces of Wall Street or the wealthy, not to white supremacists and the police.The day after the rally, the Triangle (Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh) area People’s Assembly drew hundreds of new people eager to get involved in the militant social movement.The rally came a few days after the Charlotte District Attorney decided not to indict Brentley Vinson, the white cop who killed Keith Lamont Scott. It came only a day after a South Carolina jury was deadlocked and failed to convict Michael Slager, a white former North Charleston policeman who killed unarmed Walter Scott. A mistrial was declared Dec. 5.As for the KKK, they did finally confirm late Friday night that they would be in Pelham. A group of about 150 folks, organized through the Triangle Industrial Workers of the World, traveled there to directly confront the KKK, but they had moved their event. Chasing them to Danville, Va., the IWW took the streets and marched carrying a banner, reading, “John Brown Lives, Smash White Supremacy.” The reference is to the white freedom fighter who organized an armed 19th-century uprising against slavery.The KKK never publicly displayed themselves in Danville. They later appeared briefly in Roxboro, N.C., with a small caravan of about 20 cars that rode through the town, flying U.S. flags, Confederate flags and KKK flags, for about five minutes with support from the local police.The unified movement had forced the KKK to scuttle and run. As Manzoor Cheema, of Muslims for Social Justice, said at the Raleigh rally, “The gathering at the anti-KKK rally should not be the only time when people come together to challenge racism and oppression. People need to become part of a long-term movement to challenge all forms of oppression. Triangle People’s Assembly is building such a grass-roots movement that centers power to the most marginalized.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Pac-12 Limits 2020 Football Schedule To Conference Opponents; Bruins Won’t Play New Mexico Aug. 29 in Rose Bowl

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Details on conference-only schedules will be announced no later than July 31.The decision also affects men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball.The conference is also delaying the start of mandatory athletic activities until a series of health and safety indicators, which have recently trended in a negative direction, provide sufficient positive data to enable a move to a second phase of return-to-play activities.The NCAA announced that mandatory organized team activities for football can begin Monday.Pac-12 athletes who choose not to participate in intercollegiate athletics during the 2020-21 academic year because of safety concerns about COVID-19 will continue to have their scholarships honored by their universities and will remain in good standing with their team.“Confronted with an unprecedented global pandemic, in going to a conference-only schedule for fall sports in 2020, the Pac-12 Conference is acting responsibly on behalf of the health and safety of all of our student- athletes, coaches and staff while trying to do everything possible so we can compete this year,” USC athletic director Mike Bohn said.Bohn said he has communicated Friday’s decision to the athletic directors as Alabama, Notre Dame and New Mexico “and there is no additional information to share at this time.”UCLA athletic director Martin Jarmond said his university “fully supports today’s decision by the Pac-12 CEO Group to delay the start of mandatory athletic activities and to limit fall seasons for several sports to conference-only competition.”“The health and safety of our student-athletes, staff and fans is paramount, and this move affords us the greatest level of flexibility to adapt and evolve in real time, in the midst of a very fluid situation,” Jarmond said.The Pac-12’s move to conference-only play comes one day after a similar announcement from the 14-team Big Ten Conference.“The health and safety of our student-athletes and all those connected to Pac-12 sports continues to be our number one priority,” said Pac- 12 Commissioner Larry Scott.“Our decisions have and will be guided by science and data, and based upon the trends and indicators over the past days, it has become clear that we need to provide ourselves with maximum flexibility to schedule, and to delay any movement to the next phase of return-to-play activities.” STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community Newscenter_img Sports Pac-12 Limits 2020 Football Schedule To Conference Opponents; Bruins Won’t Play New Mexico Aug. 29 in Rose Bowl Separately, California community colleges shift all sports to spring season for 2020-21 academic year STAFF REPORT Published on Friday, July 10, 2020 | 7:47 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Business News More Cool Stuff CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Explain Statutory Powers Under Which Online Betting For Horse-Racing Was Allowed : Karnataka High Court To State Govt

first_imgNews UpdatesExplain Statutory Powers Under Which Online Betting For Horse-Racing Was Allowed : Karnataka High Court To State Govt Mustafa Plumber3 Nov 2020 6:52 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has directed the State government to respond to a public interest litigation filed challenging the approval given by the State government to the Bangalore Turf Club Limited to conduct on-line betting for horse-racing. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty issued the notice while hearing a petition filed by C.Gopal. The…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?LoginThe Karnataka High Court has directed the State government to respond to a public interest litigation filed challenging the approval given by the State government to the Bangalore Turf Club Limited to conduct on-line betting for horse-racing. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty issued the notice while hearing a petition filed by C.Gopal. The bench said the state government must file its statement of objections stating the statutory powers under which the state has purported to grant permission for online betting. As per the petition, the turf club had made a representation to the state government seeking permission to allow them to conduct On-line Betting of their Tote. It further alleges that the State government, without analyzing the damage which would be caused to the society, sent a proposal to allow for On-line Betting, to the Chief Minister, by way of letter dated 25.06.2020 and the Chief Minister without looking into the pros and cons and repercussions upon the society, approved the above proposal on 29.06.2020. Advocate H V Praveen Gowda, appearing for the petitioner, argued that granting permission to conduct On-line Betting is a bane to the society, as many persons, especially the youth would get addicted to the same and same would affect their family, education, occupation and would end up in bankruptcy etc., and would bring majority of them to the streets by putting them into deep financial crises, depression and may further lead to indulge in crime. The petition states that in Mahabarata, Yudhishtir, the eldest of the Pandavas, was fond of gambling and it is believed that he lost his entire kingdom, wife and his brother in a game of dice. If online betting is implemented the same curse will visit the families of the gamblers, apprehends the petitioner. Further, it is stated that with the ease of internet connection and the comforts of disguising ones identity, many minors are attracted to the gambling, with the fake identities and use of credit cards they fail to realize the extent to which they can go wrong. The petition mentions that the permission granted is nothing but a tool used to bring massive revenue to the state exchequer at the cost of the public at large, it is nothing but gaining wrongfully at the cost of the society/public at large. Pointing to the issue of loss of job due to allowing online betting the petition states “By the above permission thousands of workers who were working for the Respondent No.3 (Turf Club) would lose their job and in turn would affect their livelihood.” The matter will be next heard on November 20.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition]Next Storylast_img read more

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Australian Chief of Navy Visits Vietnam

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Australian Chief of Navy Visits Vietnam September 30, 2014 View post tag: Australian Australian Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, recently wrapped up a busy inaugural visit to Vietnam where he met a number of government and military officials across the country. View post tag: Vietnam View post tag: Defence Australian Chief of Navy Visits Vietnam View post tag: Chief of Navy View post tag: asia Flying into the north of Vietnam after a one-day visit to Japan, where he met his Japanese counterpart Admiral Kawano, Chief of Navy held meetings with the Vietnamese Vice Minister of Defence and Chief of General Staff, Senior Lietenant General Do Ba Tee, and Australian Ambassador Mr Hugh Borrowman.After leaving Hanoi, he flew to Ho Chi Minh City where he attended a Bilateral Counterpart meeting with Admiral Nguyen Van Hien followed by an official reception at Southern Navy Headquarters.Vice Admiral Barrett’s visit to Ho Chi Minh City coincided with a port visit by HMAS Larrakia (Attack Four embarked), and said Vietnam was an important partner for Australia both in terms of naval and diplomatic ties.“Already we have achieved some memorable milestones, both in terms of submarine rescue training and the training of Vietnamese personnel within the Australian Defence Force.“We have been made to feel most welcome during our visit to Vietnam and I am sure the spirit of cooperation that we have been fostering over the past few years will continue to develop into the future,” Vice Admiral Barrett said.[mappress]Press Release, September 30, 2014; Image: Australian Navy Authorities View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Asia-Pacific View post tag: visits View post tag: Navylast_img read more

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PUTRID PORRIDGE

first_imgPUTRID PORRIDGEGAVEL GAMUT By Jim RedwineAs this is a family newspaper I cannot recite the W.C. Fields (1880–1946) actual quotation about why he did not drink water. However, after spending two full days removing a winter’s worth of sludge from Peg’s above ground pool I side with W.C. My first clue as to the toxicity of the greenish, quivering mass clinging to the Walmart plastic liner was when my friend Paul Axton, who is a Department of Natural Resources officer, stopped by to retrieve the racoon trap he had loaned me. Paul smelled the acrid fumes rising from the pool and walked over to investigate.“Jim have you notified the E.P.A. about this concoction? It may require Congressional oversight to remove this junk. If this gets into the wrong hands terrorists may be able to use it for untold mayhem.”“No, Paul, but Peg has already ordered me to get in that knee-deep filth and prepare the pool for swimming. According to Peg, as the man of JPeg Ranch, the gods have ordained it is my duty. Peg has already cleared the disposal with the Health Department and the Department of Defense. Thanks for your concern; would you like to join me?”“Gee, I would but I told my sister, Judy, I would help her with her racoon problem. But feel free to call me any other time.”In past years Peg has just bypassed my reluctant involvement in removing the winter’s accumulation of dead organisms, crop dust, and floating debris. However, Peg thoughtlessly fell off the ladder when she started to clean it last week and re-injured the knee she broke skiing 22 years ago. She claims it hurts and Dr. Matthew Lee took her side and ordered her on bed rest for two weeks. To make matters worse, Dr. Lee then sent her to an orthopedic surgeon who agreed.I gently reminded her she had skied on down a huge mountain in Utah when she broke her leg and maybe she could just ignore the medical profession’s opinion and the pain. I cannot repeat her response due once again to that family newspaper thing.Anyway, my weekend was filled with two days of shop vacs, mops, Clorox, white vinegar, long handled brooms and water hoses. It was so gay to watch globs of unidentified multi-colored crude having the consistency and smell of the contents of used diapers ooze off the plastic floor through the vacuum, into the bucket then hoisted over the pool wall into the yard. My guess is every varmint within miles will think a grand smorgasbord has been laid out for them. Of course, the grass immediately began to wither and turn yellow.Well, Gentle Reader, I know Peg’s injury and its unfortunate consequences may concern you, but, do not worry, I’ll be alright.For more Gavel Gamut articles go to www.jamesmredwine.comOr “Like” us on Facebook at JPegRanchBooksandKnitting FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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EVERYONE’S A SUPERHERO (Midtown Community School)

first_img× EVERYONE’S A SUPERHERO — Miss Ivory’s class concluded the first week of first grade with awesome Super Hero hats because at Midtown Community School, everyone’s a superhero!last_img

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ALL ABOUT ME (Midtown Community School)

first_imgALL ABOUT ME — Mrs. Bilotta’s first grade class at Midtown Community School are so excited to share their summer homework “All about me” poster with their classmates. In the back row are David Murietta, Bishoy Eshak, Julian Salinas, Lester Ixmatul, and Ben Joseph. In the front row are Yoanna Farag, Kaleb Lambert, and Cristal Aguilar. ×last_img

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Hudson County Community College Issues Coronavirus Announcement and Next Steps

first_img× Hudson County Community College (HCCC) President Christopher M. Reber issued the following statement Friday:I write today with the latest update on the additional steps we are taking to address the unprecedented challenges of Coronavirus (COVID-19). There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at HCCC. Our primary goals are fulfilling our teaching and learning missions while ensuring the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. To help us achieve these goals under demanding conditions, we are announcing the following next steps. Spring Break will begin one week early for all students. Spring Break will begin next Monday March 16 and end Sunday, March 29. During this time, the College will complete planning to migrate all classroom instruction to virtual instruction beginning Monday, March 30 through at least Monday, April 6, and possibly longer depending upon changing circumstances.Prior to Monday, March 30, all students will receive correspondence from their faculty on how to be prepared for the first online class sessions. Faculty with specific questions will receive guidance from their associate deans. Staff should not hesitate to contact their immediate supervisors with questions or suggestions.  Faculty and academic leaders will plan for making up the extra week of missed classes later in the semester.Although academic instruction will take place virtually beginning Monday, March 30, our campus will continue to operate during this period and on-campus services will continue to be offered, including access to the College libraries where students can use needed technology. Therefore, employees are expected to continue reporting to work until further notice. Yesterday, we began a significantly enhanced schedule of cleaning and disinfection services in all campus buildings, and a deep clean will be conducted over the weekend.Effective immediately and until further notice, we are postponing, cancelling or virtualizing any HCCC in-person meeting or event with expected attendance of more than 15 people. This includes recruitment events, tours, conferences, and social events.At this time, we are also suspending all non-essential college funded travel, both domestic and international. This does not include personal activity, but we urge you to reconsider any plans for long-distance personal travel and visits to areas that have been significantly impacted by COVID-19.  Of special concern are those countries with Level 3 and Level 2 Health Notices, or as otherwise recommended for avoidance by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and State Department. All travelers returning from these countries are required to observe a 14-day period of self-quarantine and monitoring. If faculty and staff travel, they are required to share their travel plans with their supervisors in advance of that travel.We are appealing to all members of our College community to help us navigate the challenges before us with integrity and with the goal of fully supporting our students so they are able to maintain academic progress. Our goal is to resume face-to-face, in-class instruction and full campus services as soon as we are able, in consultation with local and state agencies.We will hold all employees harmless, meaning that those who are sick, need to care for family members, or take care of children due to school closings, can do so without penalty or impact towards their paid time-off accruals. Such needs should be fully communicated with employees’ supervisors. All full- and part-time employees, including work-study students, will continue to receive their salary.  Our expectation is that everyone will continue working to support our students, whether on the ground, online, or in other locations.Please remember to take care of yourself. Stay home if you are sick, wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, cover your cough with your elbow or sleeve, and avoid touching your nose, eyes, and mouth. Many details are still being finalized, so I ask for your patience as we work through the myriad issues involved in this changing situation.  There will be ongoing communication as more details unfold.In this stressful time, we want to remind all that there are extensive support resources available. Doreen Pontius, Associate Director of Counseling and Wellness, can assist students in finding personal and mental health support. She can be reached at (201) 360-4229 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; [email protected][email protected]  Similarly, faculty and staff always have access to HCCC’s Employee Assistance Program.  E4 Health Counselors can be reached 24/7 at 1-800-227-2195.I sincerely thank all at HCCC who have contributed to planning during these uncertain times. We realize these decisions pose significant challenges and wish they were not necessary. Our goal is to keep members of our community as safe as possible while ensuring that students can continue their coursework after Spring Break, and the daily operations of the college can continue.We will closely monitor changing circumstances and make adjustments as needed with full transparency and with the well-being of our college community top of mind.last_img read more

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