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first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET A summary of Executive Council resolutions Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 [Episcopal News Service – New Brunswick, New Jersey] During its Oct. 20-22 meeting here the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions, which are summarized below.Executive Committee of Executive Council actions ratified at this meeting• Designate a portion of the total compensation paid to the Rev. Charles Allen Wynder Jr. as clergy housing allowance, pursuant to Internal Revenue Code Section 107 andInternal Revenue Service Regulations S1.107 (ECEC003).• Approve recommendation of Audit Committee to accept audited financialstatements covering the fiscal year that ended Dec. 31, 2015 (ECEC 004).• Authorize a senior secured bridge loan to St. Augustine’s University in North Carolina of up to $1 million secured by a deed of trust of its Meadowbrook Golf Course; $500,000 be available immediately to St. Augustine’s, additional $500,000 be extended upon completion of due diligence to the satisfaction of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary treasurer, confirming the value of the property securing the loan (ECEC 005).• Amend previously passed United Thank Offering resolution approving grants for 2017 to indicate that UTO Board will award the remainder of the 2015 Ingathering ($20,402.61) in a partial grant to the Diocese of Long Island in the 2016 regular grant cycle.• Appoint Episcopal Church representatives to several ecumenical bodies as follows:Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue in the USAThe Rev. Dr. Michael Cover, John Kiess, the Rev. Amy E. Richter, Daniel Joslyn-Siemiatkoski, the Rev. C. Denise YarbroughLutheran Episcopal Coordinating CommitteeThe Rt. Rev. Douglas E. Sparks, the Rev. Niles Chittenden, the Rev. Nancy McGrath Green, the Rev. David W. PerryMoravian Episcopal Coordinating CommitteeThe Rev. T. Scott Allen, the Rev. Dale GrandfieldPresbyterian Episcopal Dialogue CommitteeThe Rev. Elise B. Johnstone, Elizabeth M. Ring, Joseph G. WolyniakUnited Methodist Episcopal Dialogue CommitteeDeirdre GoodAdvocacy and Networking for Mission• Affirm the following Jubilee Ministries: Church Without Walls, Jacksonville, Florida (Diocese of Florida); St. Michael’s Mission, Yakima, Washington (Diocese of Spokane); Common Ground – Terreno Común, Roswell, New Mexico (Diocese of the Rio Grande); Blessing Bag Ministry, the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Blue Springs, Missouri (Diocese of West Missouri); Pastoral Indigena Arawak, Estado Bolivar, Venezuela (Diocese of Venezuela); San Andres Episcopal Center, Libertador, Caracas Venezuela (Diocese of Venezuela); Community Resources Center, Chillicothe, Missouri (Diocese of West Missouri) (AN017).• Call on U.S. president, North Dakota governor, North Dakota U.S. senators and congressman, U.S. Department of Justice and Morton County Sheriff Department to make all necessary efforts possible to immediately de-escalate military and police provocation among the camp sites of peaceful protest and witness of the Dakota Access Pipeline Project near Standing Rock Sioux Reservation; commend the work of the dioceses of North Dakota and South Dakota for its supportive leadership of the Sioux Nation’s response “to the corporate and governmental intrusion onto its sacred ground”;call on The Episcopal Church at all levels to prayerfully and financially support the planned winter encampment, which is the Sioux Nation’s right for peaceful assembly and protest; commend ecumenical and interfaith partners, Episcopal dioceses that have offered support morally and financially, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council and its chairman for prayerful and nonviolent presence, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and its council, the primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, presiding bishop and his staff for their ministry of presence (AN018).• Affirm support of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015; pledge to continue support of and action towards the goals of eradicating poverty and fostering sustainable development by 2030 (AN020).Finances for Mission• Establish Trust Fund 1136, Bell Tower Endowment of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Highlands, North Carolina (FFM042).• Establish Trust Fund 1137, Episcopal Church of the Incarnation Investment Account, Highlands, North Carolina (FFM043).• Establish Trust Fund 1138, St. George Capital Reserve Fund as an investment account for St. George Episcopal Church, Fort George Island, Florida (FFM044).• Authorize canons to the presiding bishop for ministry within the Episcopal Church and  for ministry beyond the Episcopal Church to use income distributed during 2016 from Trust Fund 809, up to $312,500, for educational and theological programs (including continuing education and individual scholarships) as recommended by the Commission on Theological Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (CETALC) at its meeting in Guatemala City, Panama, in August 2016; disbursement of funds conditional upon the receipt of appropriate documentation to secure financial and operational accountability;  any balance not awarded by the canons during 2017 be reinvested (FFM045).• Rename Trust Fund 1000, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Troy, Montana, to the “William A. Swanson Memorial Trust of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Troy, Montana”(FFM046).• Adopt revised 2017 budget for the Episcopal Church  (FFM047).• Approve revised official Travel Guidelines for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (FFM048).• Approve appointment of Grant Thornton, LLP, to audit all accounts under the management or control of the council and the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society for the year ending Dec. 31, 2016. (FFM049).• Grant $90,000 in increments of $30,000 annually commencing in 2017 to Ah Foo Community Center in the Diocese of New York to enable the expansion of ministries to people of Chinese descent because certain board-directed trust funds have been restricted for ministry to Chinese of the Dispersion (post-Communist takeover) (FFM050).• Set the dividend rate for 2017 for the DFMS trust fund portfolios available to support the operating budget of DFMS at $1.03 per share based on 5% the average year-end market values of the portfolio for the five years ending 2015; set the dividend rate for 2017 for trust funds in the DFMS endowment portfolio that are not available to support the operating budget of DFMS be set at $1.03 per share based on the same formula (FFM051).• Designate a portion of the total compensation paid to clergy employees of the DFMS as revised housing allowance for calendar year 2016 and for calendar year 2017 as requested by each employee, pursuant to Internal Revenue Code Section 107 and Internal Revenue Service Regulations S1.107 up to 100% of the annual cash salary of such clergy (FFM052).• Agree that any grant, regardless of sourcing, not designated for a specific recipient be subject to a competitive selection process to include public announcement of availability, application process, and selection or recommendation by a committee made up of the following: at least one member of the appropriate joint standing committee, at least one member of staff and at least one member of the church at large to be appointed by the presiding officers (FFM053).• Lengthen by one day the February 2017 Executive Council meeting, and charge FFM and the treasurer’s office with adjusting the 2017 budget; FFM , GAM,General Convention Office to  examine how to plan and fund council meetings in 2018 (FFM054).Advocacy and Networking for Mission and Finances for Mission• Direct treasurer to refile shareholder resolution on board diversity prior to May 2017 with CACI International, a major provider of information solutions and services in support of security missions and government transformation, which has no women on its board of directors, as presented by the Executive Council Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility (AN-FFM009 revised).• Direct treasurer to refile shareholder resolution on requesting that Chevron Corp. report quantitative indicators on all shale plays where it is operating, as presented by the Executive Council Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility (AN-FFM010 revised).Governance and Administration for Mission• Approve job description for chief legal officer (GAM006).• Request the Joint Standing Committee on Nominations, in order to assure the integrity of those nominated for election to fiduciary positions within the Episcopal Church, including Executive Council and trustees of the Church Pension Fund, to screen potential nominees by asking them to respond to questions about potentially disqualifying conduct, to verify such information through appropriate public records checks, and to take such information into account in determining whether or not a person should be nominated; such conduct would include conviction of any crime (other than minor traffic or juvenile offenses), conviction of driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, findings by a court or professional disciplinary body that the nominee violated ethical or fiduciary standards of conduct applicable to their profession, findings by a court or agency that the nominee violated federal or state securities laws, including consent agreements based on such allegations, any order (including by consent) barring the nominee from practice before any state or federal agency, any protective or restraining order against the nominee to prevent abuse of another person, registration as a sex offender, any pending unresolved legal or disciplinary action; request Joint Standing Commission on Structure, Governance and Constitution and Canons to prepare and propose appropriate amendments to the canons, joint rules of order and rules of order of the House of Deputies and House of Bishops to require appropriate screening of potential nominees for Executive Council and trustees for the Church Pension Fund prior to their nomination whether the election is by General Convention, a province, or to fill a vacancy to assure the integrity of such potential nominees to serve in a fiduciary capacity (GAM007) .Local Mission and Ministry• Approve grants recommended by the D005 Advisory Group on Church Planting and approved for funding by the Joint Standing Committee on Local Ministry and Mission: 4 Saints’ Food Pantry, Diocese of Fort Worth, $20,000, and Slate Project, Baltimore, Diocese of Maryland, $75,000 (LMM005).World Mission• Ratify Sept. 22 election to the board of Episcopal Relief & Development of Mark Constantine, Meg DeRonghe, Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves and Bishop Wilfrido Ramos Orench; terms to end Dec. 31, 2019 (WM010).• Authorize Episcopal Migration Ministries, in coordination with the presiding officers, and the Development Office, to develop a fundraising plan that includes solicitation of donations both in cash and/or in-kind, grants and other sources, and to develop a presentation of project proposal to grant makers that will not conflict with other church or mission goals and priorities; as Episcopal Migration Ministries diversifies funding beyond governmental contractual dollars to follow procedure and protocol according to FFM 067 (Oct 27, 2014) for accounting and accountability per guidelines outlined for entities within the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (WM011).• Approve 2017 United Thank Offering grant focus and criteria (WM012).Complete texts of the resolutions from each council meeting are posted here after council approves the minutes of the meeting.Previous ENS coverage of the New Brunswick meeting is here. 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first_img  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 The 2004 award will be presented this Autumn, with the 2005 prize being announced in Autumn 2005.The prize is given to organisations and not individuals, and the organisation has to have been legally established for at least five years. Although the Foundation is based in the USA, the prize is open to non-profit groups around the world.The most recent UK charity to win the prize was St. Christopher’s Hospice in 2001. Nominations for the 2005 prize must be received or postmarked by 1 November 2004. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Hilton Foundation Web site. Paid staff and officers are not permitted to nominate their organisation, but presumably non-trustee volunteers are. Howard Lake | 1 August 2004 | News The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2005 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize which, at $1 million, is the world’s largest humanitarian award.The $1 million prize is presented annually to an established non-profit, charitable or non-governmental organisation. The prize is not a grant, or based on future goals, but an award for recent and historic accomplishments. The prize winner will be an organisation that has, in the eyes of an independent international panel of jurors, made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering anywhere in the world. Advertisement Foundation offers $1 million prize to non-profit humanitarian organisationcenter_img Tagged with: Awards 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3last_img read more

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first_imgNews UpdatesTelengana HC Refuses To Interfere With The Govt Decision To Demolish Secretariat [Read Judgment] Akshita Saxena10 July 2020 12:47 AMShare This – xThe Telangana High Court has dismissed a batch of PILs challenging the State Cabinet’s decision to modify/ demolish the present Secretariat Building in order to construct a new Secretariat Building complex. The Telnagana Cabinet had decided to either modify or demolish the present Secretariat Building, given its debilitated state. Upholding this “interim decision” of the Government,…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 Telangana High Court has dismissed a batch of PILs challenging the State Cabinet’s decision to modify/ demolish the present Secretariat Building in order to construct a new Secretariat Building complex. The Telnagana Cabinet had decided to either modify or demolish the present Secretariat Building, given its debilitated state. Upholding this “interim decision” of the Government, a division bench comprised of Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice A. Abhishek Reddy has held, “The respondents are justified in claiming that it will be difficult to maintain and operate from the buildings which have lost their utility.” The court noted that the Cabinet was still in the process of reviewing the reports submitted by various departments, and that it was yet to decide whether to modify the building or to demolish it altogether. It thus observed, “obviously, the decision is not a final one, but is an interim one. Hence, the entire premise of the arguments of the learned Counsel for the petitioners, that the impugned decision is a final one to demolish the Secretariat complex, is highly misplaced.” The Petitioners had agitated the construction of a new Secretariat while claiming that the Cabinet was not in possession of any material so as to conclude that there is a necessity of constructing a new Secretariat complex. The Court however held that the material being collected by the Government, in terms of calling reports from Sub-Committees, Technical Committee and Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), were all “pre-decisional” steps and it cannot be said that a final decision had been taken as to the fate of the Secretariat, without considering any material. Further, relying on the Supreme Court’s decision in Narmada Bacho Andolan v. Union of India, the bench held that a decision, with regard to the construction of infrastructure, is a “policy decision”. Further, in the present case, the Government was only at the stage of conception or planning and it was yet to (ii) take a decision to undertake the project; (iii) execute of the project. Adequacy of present Secretariat The Petitioners had argued that the present premises consisted of eight blocks, and only one of such blocks was in a dilapidated condition; whereas two blocks were recently constructed in 2012 and the remaining five still had a life span of 30-60 years. It was also submitted that after the State of Andhra Pradesh had vacated its portion of the Secretariat complex, the State of Telangana had sufficient space to run its Secretariat comfortably from the existing Secretariat complex. Dispelling these “spurious” submissions, the division bench expressed concurrence with a report submitted by the State Disastrous Response and Fire Service Department on October 10, 2016, as per which, There was neither any logic, nor any systemic, nor any coherence either esthetically, or architecturally within the entire campus. “If and when a new Secretariat needs to be constructed, the complex must rise homogeneously. Simultaneously, a Secretariat complex cannot be divided into a new complex while retaining parts of the old complex. Even the location of the old complex (North 32 and South H blocks) may not permit a unified design for the new Secretariat, which may be required to be constructed,” the bench said. Further it observed that the buildings were not constructed in accordance with the requirements of the IGBC, National Building Code, the Energy Conservation Building Code, or the Pollution Control Board. It also held, “The issue whether the present buildings are adequate, or inadequate, is an issue that the Court cannot go into. For, the very words ‘adequate’ or ‘inadequate’ are relative terms. What may be sufficient and adequate for one party need not necessarily be sufficient and adequate for another party. Therefore, it is for the Government to decide whether the present buildings are adequate, or inadequate for its needs and requirements.” Separation of Powers The Petitioners had argued that the State of Telanagana was already “reeling under a great debt” and therefore the expenditure, which would be incurred for construction of a new Secretariat, cannot be afforded by the State exchequer. However, emphasizing on the doctrine of Separation of Power, the court said, “It is not for the judiciary to decide as to how and when expenditure is to be incurred by the Executive. The availability of the capital, the incurring of expenditure are issues which fall squarely in the arena of the Executive. The Judiciary should be weary of entering into the territory reserved for the Executive.” Reliance was placed on a verdict of the Gujarat High Court in Rajesh Laxmichand Mota v. State of Gujarat, (2012) SCC Online Guj 1190. Power of cabinet in matters of allocation of Government buildings The Petitioners had submitted that the Cabinet’s decision to demolish the Secretariat was passed without any law since the power to take decision on demolition/ reconstruction of a new Secretariat building can be taken only by the Governor in his individual capacity. They relied on Section 8(2) of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014, as per which, the responsibility of the Governor shall extend to matters such as law and order, internal security and security of vital installations, and management and allocation of Government buildings in the common capital area. Emphasizing on the relevance of the words “common capital area” the division bench said, “Section 8 of the Act while dealing with “allocation of Government buildings” would be relevant as long as Hyderabad continue to be a common capital for the twin States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. However, as presently, Hyderabad is no longer a common capital of the twin States, the very question of “allocation of Government buildings” would no longer be alive.” Holding thus, the bench said that the Petitioners are unjustified in claiming that the power to allocate a building rests only with the Governor, and could not be exercised by the Cabinet. “Since the buildings of the Secretariat no longer need to be allocated between the State of Telangana, and the State of Andhra Pradesh, the question of His Excellency, The Governor invoking his power under Section 8 of the Act would not even arise,” the bench held. Case Details: Case Title: T. Jeevan Redy v. State of Telangana & Ors. Case No.: WP (PIL) Nos. 136/2019 (with other connected matters) Quorum: Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice A. Abhishek Reddy Appearance: Senior Advocate S. Satyam Reddy with Advocate KV Rajasree (for Petitioners); Advocate General BS Prasad (for State) Click Here To Download Judgment Read Judgment 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

first_img Previous Article Next Article Thisweek’s lettersSkillsdatabase makes sense Iam fully supportive of your demand for a skills database in your Refugees inEmployment campaign. The provision of skills to meet operational needs is afundamental HR task. Limitingentry to the database to refugees/foreign nationals is missing an opportunity.Forget statistics on unemployment, there are thousands of people who are ableto contribute in a variety of ways but who are locked into our benefits system.Yourproposal must include equality of opportunity to help these people return towork. This readily accessible source of talent form the target audience for anumber of the skills we so badly need, but appear to be largely forgotten ordiscounted.NickClarkeVia e-mailPTcampaign is shaping policy  PersonnelToday is to be congratulated for its support of refugee employment rights. Thiscampaign is even more relevant in light of the commitment given by HomeSecretary David Blunkett to review immigration and refugee policy with a viewto creating channels for legitimate economic migration.Hopefully,the issues raised in your campaign will be taken into account in theanticipated new policy and that progress will be made towards integratingrefugees and asylum-seekers into the labour force.Yourmagazine’s involvement in the recent seminar on immigration policy and theneeds of business, organised by the UK Race and Europe Network was timely fororganisations concerned with the development of immigration policy. Alongsidethe commitment of the Home Office to consider the needs of UK employers whenformulating future policy, there is also a pressing need for business groups totake into account EU developments, particularly in proposed new directives onfreedom of movement for long-term residents, and admission rights for migrantworkers and service providers.Anagenda is being put together on economic migration issues. The UK Race andEurope Network seminar has shown that there are good prospects for aconstructive dialogue between business organisations and NGOs in tackling thisimportant area of policy, and ensuring the interests of migrant workers andtheir employers are taken into account in future policy. PersonnelToday has provided a concrete example of how this might be done in the form ofyour refugee campaign.DonFlynnImmigration project co-ordinator    HEbenefits from permit scheme Irefer to the news article, “Work permit reform to tackle UK skillscrisis” (News, 9 October) on Blunkett’s aim to allow overseas students whograduate here to stay while a prospective employer applies for a work permit. Forthose of us in HR in higher education, this is what already happens and in thecase of Southampton University we have little or no difficulty in obtainingwork permits for former students (and visitors) as long as we satisfy the othercriteria specified by the DfEE.Theold system which required former students to leave the country while a workpermit application was submitted was discontinued some time ago. Certainly frommy point of view the current system is working well and the turnaround time forapplications is the shortest I can remember.FraserWatsonSenior personnel officerEconomyslump is sidelining HR     Surelythe trend for outsourcing continues because of the economic climate (Analysis,9 October). A main driver for change is the pressing need for efficiency gainswhich affect the bottom line. This,if anything, would accelerate the process, not impede it. The main worry isthat the HR function could slip away from the strategic heart of theorganisation. How long until our accountancy colleagues face the same problem?JakeKyddSenior lecturer, School of Management Studies, West Suffolk College Related posts:No related photos. LettersOn 30 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Will most agents soon be listing on all three property portals? previous nextAgencies & PeopleWill most agents soon be listing on all three property portals?Hunters announcement today makes it the third key UK estate agency to sign up to both Rightmove, ZPG’s two sites and OnTheMarket. But can independents afford to do the same?Nigel Lewis6th March 201801,557 Views Franchising corporate giant Hunters is the latest large estate agency group to sign up to all three property portals after confirming it had begun listing its properties via OnTheMarket (OTM).The company was one of several key industry brands to sign up to the portal last last year for a long-term deal on condition OTM successfully floated on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market.Before the flotation OTM said it would drop its controversial ‘one other portal rule’ once its shares had been listed.This has prompted an increasing number of agents, therefore, to sign with all three portals.Like Hunters, which has 200 franchised branches across the UK, this includes Chancellors and Douglas & Gordon, with more expected to follow soon.“We are pleased to be able to offer this huge benefit to our customers who can rest assured that with Hunters, their properties will be marketed to the widest possible audience,” says Glynis Frew, Hunters’ CEO (pictured, left).“Furthermore, as a franchisor, we are also delighted that this deal brings significant advantages to our 200 plus network of branches, who are very enthusiastic and positive about the news.“This is a fantastic addition to our service offering that will further help Hunters stand out and gives us a real competitive edge in the market place.”Although Hunters doesn’t say what this ‘competitor edge’ is, OnTheMarket claims its site attracts better-quality leads and “genuine property seekers” when compared to other property portals, and also cites the extra £25 million it has committed to spending on marketing OnTheMarket following the AIM launch.Hunters Rightmove OnTheMarket OTM ZPG March 6, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Canada: BMT Fleet Technology Appoints Dr Gordon Fleming as President May 12, 2011 View post tag: appoints View post tag: Technology View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: BMT View post tag: Canada Canada: BMT Fleet Technology Appoints Dr Gordon Fleming as President View post tag: fleetcenter_img BMT Fleet Technology Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Gordon Fleming as President.A former Canadian Naval Officer, Gordon has over 30 years of experience in the aerospace and defence industry with a focus on the naval marketplace. He holds a BSc from Royal Roads Military College as well as an MSc and a PhD in Physical Oceanography from the United States Naval Post-Graduate School.Gordon joins BMT from Rolls Royce where he led the company’s activity with respect to the new Canadian Naval and Coastguard Shipbuilding Programs that are unfolding as part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). Prior to this Gordon worked for a number of high profile defence contractors. His wide ranging experience includes involvement in the HYDRA sonar program for Sweden’s Visby corvettes, advanced concept systems design work for the USN’s DD21 Project, engineering management on the Aurora Modernization Project and the Maritime Helicopter Project and time with MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) as the General Manager in Halifax.Gordon noted: “BMT Fleet Technology’s heritage is strong, with the demonstrated experience and capability to address a broad range of specialist engineering design and support activities. We are delivering concept designs for the new Naval ships being built under NSPS, and are poised to pursue a range of new opportunities in the Submarine, Commercial Marine, Rail, Cold Regions and specialty engineering markets. I am excited to be a part of this organization, with a mandate to grow the business. I am also very much looking forward to working with Canadian and International companies and customers to strengthen and expand BMT’s relationships and partner network.”Gary Smith, BMT Regional Director for North America said: “I am delighted to welcome Gordon into the team at BMT. I’m confident that with him at the helm, BMT Fleet Technology Ltd can successfully grow its footprint, capability and presence in the Canadian marketplace.”[mappress]Source: BMT, May 12, 2011; Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: President View post tag: Gordon View post tag: Fleming View post tag: Drlast_img read more