Who should succeed Eddie Jones as England coach?

first_imgEddie Jones has three years left on his England deal but talk of who will succeed him is doing the rounds and Premiership bosses could be left out in the cold Baxter is right – he usually is – but we will probably find a foreigner being given the England job when it becomes available. I bet the RFU are hoping his name is Eddie Jones and they can persuade him to do the reverse ferret.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. Cockerill has experience of how the All Blacks are doing things and has New Zealanders Aaron Mauger and Scott Hansen on his staff at Welford Road. But that looks like a one-way street; no Englishman could get a job with the world champions.Long stint: Richard Cockerill has been coaching at Leicester since 2004. Photo: Getty Images“I work with two Kiwis and they have a very defined structure within the New Zealand Rugby Union to develop their coaches,” Cockerill added. “They have a pathway for them to step up; taking ITM Cup jobs as assistants or head coaches, to then take Super Rugby jobs and if you look at New Zealand, they probably have half-a-dozen coaches who could step into Steve Hansen’s shoes.“Aaron took the job at Leicester with the blessing of the Canterbury union, because the New Zealand Rugby Union know he is going to come back and share all those experiences he has had, and he is a 35-year-old who will be a part of the next generation, or two generations’ time, when he gets to his fifties.“I don’t know the answer. Ian Ritchie seems to have the question, but he doesn’t seem to know the answer. He’s the chief exec of the union. Maybe he should have the answers.“The impression I’ve been given is that if you are an U16, U18 or U20 coach at the RFU, from that group they will find the next person who will go through and coach England. But generally, those are guys who have been sacked from the Premiership.”As Mallinder says: “The southern hemisphere are pretty lucky – their coaches can come here and get good experience. I don’t think it’s quite as easy to go the other way.”Baxter also made a good point when he said the RFU don’t know if appointing an experienced Premiership coach works because they have never tried it.Chief experience: Exeter’s Rob Baxter worked with England on the 2013 tour to Argentina. Photo: Getty Images“Where is this example of an established Premiership coach failing as the England coach?” asks Baxter. “That’s the counter argument. Not to talk about myself, but guys like Richard Cockerill and Jim Mallinder – there are Premiership coaches with eight, nine or ten years of success. There are guys who’ve played and managed in top European competitions and have managed countless international players.“Not one of them has been the England coach, so where’s the failure that says that guys must go away and get international experience? It’s like they’re arguing about something they’ve never even tried to do. Until that failure happens, why try to find all the issues for it?” Succession plan: Eddie Jones is due to step down as England coach after RWC 2019. Photo: Getty Images center_img From the day Eddie Jones arrived at Twickenham on his white charger to rescue English rugby before Christmas, it has always been known that he will be off to watch cricket in Barbados after the 2019 World Cup.Unless he does a massive reverse ferret on that one, and gives up the hammock and cocktails, he will need to be replaced – but who by and is the Aviva Premiership a decent breeding ground for England coaches? Not according to the RFU apparently, and some of the blokes working in the league are not impressed.A personal view is the RFU should tell Rob Baxter he’s got the job from 2019, and get him on the summer tour to Argentina next year, but they haven’t taken any notice of me in two decades so that one is probably down the gurgler. That is unless they can persuade Jones to change his mind.The RFU would prefer the next coach to be an Englishman, although he doesn’t have to be. But the new boss must have international experience, which rules out a few highly experienced Premiership coaches and directors of rugby, and will probably leave the union in a panic when Jones goes unless one of his assistants steps up. It also throws a light on what the RFU are doing to develop English coaches compared to other countries – particularly New Zealand.Forward march: Billy Vunipola on the attack for England against Australia in June. Photo: Getty ImagesNigel Melville, now the RFU’s director of professional rugby, said: “I think it’s proved that just being a Premiership coach does not necessarily make you a good international coach. We need to give our coaches a menu of opportunities, not just day-to-day coaching in the Premiership. It isn’t going to necessarily create the next England coach.”In English club rugby there are a few Englishmen with international experience. Sale’s Steve Diamond coached Russia and the Saxons, Jim Mallinder and Dorian West at Northampton were involved with the Saxons, as was Exeter’s Ali Hepher in the summer, along with Saints’ Alan Dickens, and Baxter, boss at the Chiefs, coached on the England tour to Argentina in 2013 where he was popular with the squad.Andy Robinson, at Bristol, is probably the most experienced internationally – he has actually done the England job – while Trevor Woodman at Gloucester has worked with the Wallabies and Graham Rowntree is recovering from his international experiences at Harlequins.Test level: Bristol’s Andy Robinson has coached England and Scotland. Photo: Getty ImagesOf the directors of rugby only Diamond, Baxter and Mallinder have had a brush with the international game, so that rules out some pretty big contenders.Richard Cockerill, DoR at Leicester, is one of them. He has been coaching at Leicester for over a decade but rarely gets a mention when the top job comes up and is scratching his head at the system.“I joined Leicester back in 2004 (as a coach),” says Cockerill. “I joined the academy and ended up in this role, and I’ve had no help whatsoever from the RFU, in terms of career development or coaching development. I’ve just worked it out with my other coaches and players, and found my own way to this point.“A lot of that stuff gets done by luck rather than judgment. Do I have to go to Clermont or Toulouse or go and coach the Sunwolves to prove that I can coach? I can understand that their preference is to have international experience, but what exactly is international experience of coaching? Steve Diamond should probably get it then because he’s coached Russia.“I don’t know what the RFU are doing to develop young English coaches, to take that next step.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Alice Hollis joins staff of Church of the Holy Communion,…

first_imgAlice Hollis joins staff of Church of the Holy Communion, Memphis Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing People Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY Posted Oct 2, 2014 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Alice Hollis has joined the staff at Church of the Holy Communion in Memphis, Tennessee, beginning her ministry overseeing Holy Communion’s Catechesis programs, nursery care programs, Spark Lectionary, Children’s Chapel and all other aspects of children’s ministry from birth through fifth grade. This fall also marks the creation of a new formation program for children in grades four and five, Crossings, designed to be a bridge between children’s formation and the youth program.Alice began her Episcopal journey at Church of the Holy Communion in the 1980s (she grew up Presbyterian and Methodist; her mother’s father’s family had been Episcopalian) before she married and moved to Rossville, Tennessee, and was confirmed at St. Andrew’s Episcopal, Collierville.For about 22 years, Alice has been involved with St. George’s Independent School in Memphis – all three campuses at different points – as a parent, volunteer, long-term substitute teacher and associate teacher for students from preschool to fifth grade.“It’s wonderful to see them skyrocket,” she says of her students there. “They soar.”Alice has a journalism degree and has worked in corporate communications, and is involved with her husband Phil’s video production and marketing company, Hollis & Associates. They have two sons: Edward, 26, who lives in New Orleans, and Peter, 21, who splits his time between Boston, Massachusetts and Tennessee.last_img read more

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Tributes paid following death of former Archbishop of York John…

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Rector Belleville, IL Tributes paid following death of former Archbishop of York John Habgood Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI People An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Anglican Communion, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Obituary, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Tags Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Posted Mar 7, 2019 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of York John Sentamu has led tributes to one of his predecessors, Lord John Habgood, who died March 6. He was 91. The scientist and theologian – he attained a double first in natural sciences at Cambridge University – was serving as bishop of Durham when he was appointed archbishop of York in 1983. He held the post until his retirement in 1995 and was appointed to the House of Lords as a Crossbench (independent) Peer in his own right. He had previously been a member as bishop of Durham and archbishop of York.Read the full article here. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 last_img read more

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UBE urges black Episcopalians to complete US Census, register to…

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books UBE urges black Episcopalians to complete US Census, register to vote Rector Collierville, TN Health & Healthcare Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls COVID-19, Episcopal Public Policy Network, Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Episcopal News Service] The Union of Black Episcopalians has joined The Episcopal Church and other faith and advocacy groups in encouraging communities of color to participate in the 2020 census and register to vote, actions that have a direct impact on the distribution of federal funds and democratic representation in government.During the second in a series of webinars, “Stand Up and Be Counted,” the Rev. Ellis Clifton, UBE’s Midwest regional director, told about 50 participants that African American voters could make the difference in the upcoming November election in key swing states like Wisconsin, Florida and Michigan, where many did not vote in 2016 “and now are singing the blues.”The Episcopal Church is an official partner of the census and is urging all Americans to submit the data for their households, which is required by law. Click here for more information on civil engagement.UBE began hosting “Talk 2 Talk” webinars in April 2020, with a conversation about mental health and spiritual care in the age of COVID-19, said the Very Rev. Kim Coleman, UBE national president. They are scheduled at 4 p.m. EDT every third Sunday of the month and are designed to inform, inspire and equip members with resources and support to address important contemporary realities.“This is so very important because what we do about the census and voting will determine our future possibilities,” Coleman told ENS after the May 17 webinar.“We are justifiably worried about COVID-19. The risk is that blacks, ethnic minorities and other vulnerable peoples will allow the immediate danger COVID-19 presents to distract us from the potentially more damaging future that will unfold if we fail to act,” she said. “Completing the census assures us that, for the next decade, essential funding for services and infrastructure will reach the areas where blacks, ethnic minorities and other vulnerable peoples live, if we will stand up and be counted.”The same, she said, holds true for elections at all levels of government.“Doing whatever it takes to cast a vote in local, state and national elections, down to applying for an absentee ballot, determines who the policy- and decision-makers will be,” Coleman said. “People who are not pleased with our national life and who dream of a better reality, particularly people of color, simply cannot afford to skip out on either the census or voting.”Gina Wilson Steward, president of the Western Wayne County branch of Michigan’s NAACP and a featured webinar speaker, said the reluctance to complete census forms can result in loss of federal funds to local communities.“Every person not counted in a city like Inkster represents an estimated $3,000 in funds at risk. That’s each year per person, and that’s money not coming to the city for 10 years,” Steward said, referring to her own community, a city of 24,381 people, 20 miles west of Detroit.Those funds, she explained, are used “for schools, health programs, [free and reduced] lunches, housing assistance, roads, police and fire services and many other critical services that benefit our community.” In a city like Detroit, for example, failure to complete the census form can result in billions of dollars in lost revenue, she said.Steward acknowledged that African Americans and people of color are often reluctant to fill out the forms because they lack computer access or feel that “the government does not benefit them or work for them,” she said.“Our challenge is convincing them that failure to complete the census is not an option. Not completing the census harms our neighborhoods and hurts our people. An accurate census count affects everyone: seniors, students, children, parents, businesses and nonprofit agencies,” Steward said.Reiterating the importance of an accurate census count, Steward stressed that the amount of federal funds cities received for personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic was determined by population count.The forms may be completed via phone or online at 2020census.gov. “It takes 10 minutes to fill it out. We just have to get everybody involved,” she added.The NAACP has been partnering with nonprofit agencies and churches to hold informational gatherings and even “be counted” challenges, she said. If possible, churches can aid the effort by providing online access so that local community members can complete the forms.Inkster City Councilman Steve Chisholm, a warden at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church in Inkster and a webinar guest, said he completed the census form online in about 10 minutes. Chisholm said getting out the vote is everyone’s responsibility, and individuals can begin by talking with family members and friends.“A lot of my peers and friends feel it’s just not that important to them, and you really have to explain about voting and how important it is at the local level,” said Chisholm, who is 32. Failure to vote in local elections risks excluding “new life” on city councils and county boards, possibly even losing a congressional seat, he said.The Rev. Jamesetta Hammons, president of the H. Belfield Hannibal UBE Chapter in Los Angeles, said the group offered voter registration events earlier this year. “Two member congregations committed to registering voters,” said Hammons, a retired vocational deacon. Recalling the necessity of voting, she added: “My mother made it a point to still vote six days before she died. She could hardly walk, but she cast her ballot.”Additionally, discovering her great-grandfather in the 1867 census in Bell County, Texas, makes completing the information “an important way for us to connect with our ancestors,” she told ENS.She said the webinar helped her realize how “filling out the census form helps meet the needs of our communities. If the census form is not completed, we jeopardize so much for our families and neighborhoods.”– The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. She is based in Los Angeles, California. Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT By Pat McCaughanPosted May 18, 2020 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Conserve water by using proper irrigation techniques

first_img From the St. John’s River Water Management DistrictIrrigation can be done in two basic ways — with a hose and sprinkler or with an inground irrigation system.When using a hose and sprinkler, place the sprinkler in the area that is driest. Allow the sprinkler to run the proper length of time to apply no more than three-quarters of an inch of water. When that area is complete, move the sprinkler to another dry area. Place the sprinkler so that its water spray will overlap the area previously watered. Position the sprinkler so that your water lands on the lawn and shrubs, not on paved areas.Inground irrigation systems can be automatic or manual, or a combination. The automatic system is set for a predetermined time of day and days of the week. Make sure it is set to follow the watering restrictions. Learn how to operate your system. Check timing devices regularly to make sure they are operating properly. Watch for broken or misdirected sprinklers. During extended periods of rainy weather, irrigation systems should be turned off.Automatic inground irrigation systems have become a common method for watering our lawns. Unfortunately, many of these irrigation systems are inefficient. Sometimes as much as half of the water delivered through the systems doesn’t benefit the intended plants.We can have a tremendous impact on the amount of water we use outdoors by using well-designed irrigation systems and performing regular maintenance to keep them functioning properly.Install sprinklers that are the most water efficient for each use. Rotors and Spray Heads are good for turf areas but don’t use both in the same zone. For even distribution, flow rates must be consistent throughout the zone. In planting beds, use micro-irrigation, which includes drip and soaker hoses. Also, use spray heads designed for planting beds. Position the sprinkler so that you water only the lawn and shrubs, not paved areas.Maintain your irrigation system. Watch for broken or misdirected sprinklers. Check for leaks and clogged spray heads. Soft, wet spots around the sprinkler could indicate a leak is being absorbed into the ground.Florida law requires that all automatic irrigation systems installed after May 1991 have a functioning rain sensor shut-off switch. This switch overrides the automatic irrigation system’s cycle when a preset amount of rain has fallen. The switch can be adjusted for different amounts of rainfall. To ensure proper functioning, the sensor should not be installed in an area that is blocked by roof overhangs, bushes or trees. Check regularly to make sure the system is working properly.Backflow prevention devices are also necessary to prevent water from flowing back into the water main, which can contaminate drinking water.With Florida’s irrigation laws continually being updated, you should consult with or hire a certified professional to design and install an irrigation system. Certified professionals can be found by contacting such organizations as:The Irrigation AssociationThe Florida Irrigation SocietyIrrigation system designA landscape and an irrigation system should be designed so that they work well together. This means putting your plants in “irrigation zones,” allowing for a system design that will deliver the appropriate amount of water to individual planting beds or turf areas.You should:Keep non-turf plants confined to planting beds.Group together plants that have similar moisture needs. Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. For an irrigation system to function efficiently, regular maintenance is required. Just as you routinely rotate the tires and change the oil of your car, you must also inspect and adjust your irrigation system for it to work properly. You should:Turn the system on occasionally during daylight hours to observe the heads during irrigation and to check for broken or misdirected spray heads.Periodically raise rotors and spray heads above grass beds because foot and mower traffic tend to push them into the soil.Buy and install riser extensions as ground covers grow or grass thickens at the base. These keep spray heads above grass beds.Replace or clean micro-spray heads if they are clogged.Adjust heads so they cover the target area and don’t waste water on tree trunks or sidewalks.Clean micro-irrigation filters as needed. Filtration is necessary to prevent spray emitters from getting clogged.Use only replacement parts produced by the same manufacturer, as different brands often don’t match up correctly. Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 center_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleTips for a Healthy, Safer Summer PicnicNext articleOrange County monitoring for Zika virus Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LCD display — During normal operations, this displays the time of day; during programming, it shows the results of your commands; during watering, it shows the station that is running and the minutes remaining in its run time.The arrow on/off buttons — These set times and days to water, and make program changes.A/B program button — This selects watering program A or B.Manual start/advance button — This starts the irrigation program manually or manually advances watering from one station to the next.Programming dial — This turns the controller on and off, and is used for programming.Schedule slide switch — This selects one of the fixed-interval watering schedules for a custom watering schedule.Program elements — Timers generally have three criteria that need to be set: watering days, start time and watering duration.What days the system waters will need to be changed seasonally.“Start times” refer to the time of day the first zone will begin watering, followed by the other zones in sequence. Remember to set your system to operate before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.Watering duration — The number of minutes that each zone runs — depends on the type of head used in each zone. Three-quarters of an inch of water is enough to replenish the grass.Moderate amounts of water can create a healthy, drought-and stress-tolerant lawn. Applying no more than three-quarters of an inch of water is enough to replenish the grass.Generally:Rotor zones set between 45 and 60 minutes apply about three-quarters to an inch of water.Zones with spray heads set at 20 to 35 minutes generally apply the same amount.For newly installed planting beds, set micro-irrigation zones for 60 minutes twice a week for 30 days. Then cut back to once a week until plants are established, which will take no more than another month or two, depending on weather conditions. Then water only as needed.Other considerations — The following factors should also be considered when scheduling irrigation systems:During extended periods of rainy weather, irrigation systems should be turned off.Irrigation controllers have default programs that take over if a set program is lost due to a power outage. On some controllers, if the schedule switch is in the “Custom” mode, it will default to watering every day. Reset program after a power outage. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Irrigation zones — For efficient irrigation, zones are critical. Each irrigation zone should be composed of the same kind of emitters throughout, be it rotors, spray heads or micro-irrigation. The rate at which different heads deliver water varies, so for even coverage, head types should not be mixed. Also, heads from different manufacturers vary in coverage, so all heads should be the same brand to ensure even coverage.The term “head-to-head coverage” is used to describe proper placement of sprinkler heads to ensure even water coverage. Essentially, the water from one head should reach the closest neighboring heads.If one type of head in a zone delivers one inch of water in one hour and another type only delivers one-quarter inch, then you may be over watering one area or under watering the other. For example, use rotors or pop-up spray heads for turf areas, but don’t use both in the same zone.Other considerations include:Use gear-driven rotors to water large turf areas.Use spray heads to water medium- to small-sized turf areas.Use micro-irrigation to water planting beds. Because it is a low-volume irrigation technique, micro-irrigation uses less water than rotors and spray heads. Micro-irrigation systems include trickle or drip, micro-sprays (also known as micro-jets) and bubblers.Use drip and trickle irrigation on shrubbery and in planting beds.Use micro-sprays and micro-jets for shrubbery or ground covers.Use bubblers to establish trees or large shrubs.Head placement — Spray head placement is just as important as the type of head used in the various zones of your irrigation system.Spray heads should have sufficiently large bodies so that they are above the normal turf level when spraying water. For example, six-inch spray heads are required to adequately clear properly mowed St. Augustine turf. Without proper maintenance, spray heads can become too low to the ground to be effective. Use six-inch pop-up riser extensions and periodically raise spray heads above grass beds.Heads should be adjusted to prevent water from spraying onto roads and driveways and to prevent water from spraying onto houses or other obstructions.Pressures and piping — Adequate pressure must be factored through the entire system, from the water source to the last head on the line. Increases in pressure can occur by improper design, such as by using pipe that is too small. Too much pressure in pipes can cause leaks by wearing down pipes and fittings.Generally, pressure differences within any irrigation zone should be no more than 20 percent. For example, if the pressure at the source is 60 pounds per square inch or 60 psi, pressure throughout the system should not fall below 48 psi.Low pressure is apparent when heads emit large droplets, which can cause erosion and runoff. Too much pressure can result in heads misting, allowing water to drift away.For correct pressure, pipe size is fundamental. Pipes that are too small will account for large differences in pressure, resulting in uneven water application.Controls and switches — Most irrigation system timers, also known as controllers, allow a great level of control over watering schedules. Familiarize yourself with your timer’s functions using the instruction manual it came with. Often, controllers also have directions on the inside of the cover panel. The following describes the programming controls in the photograph, which represents a typical controller:last_img read more

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Dyke Road Avenue / BBM Sustainable Design

first_img Dyke Road Avenue / BBM Sustainable Design CopyHouses•Brighton, United Kingdom Houses United Kingdom ArchDaily Dyke Road Avenue / BBM Sustainable DesignSave this projectSaveDyke Road Avenue / BBM Sustainable Design Architects: BBM Sustainable Design    Save this picture!Recommended ProductsCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridDonna Gray saw this project as an opportunity to design the complete contemporary family home for herself and her son Jordan (18) with deep green ideals that married landscape and architecture with interior and furniture design; the complete package. Donna also wanted a studio for her work. The brief for this private house required the radical remodeling and extension of a detached 1950’s villa that includes a new design studio, rear and roof extensions to the original house. Save this picture!The client, an interior designer, artist and furniture designer, worked in close collaboration with the architect on the project. The house is an exemplar of specification in terms of environmentally benign materials including jute + recycled newspaper insulation, clay plasters, organic paints and locally produced sweet chestnut cladding. Under floor heating is used with exposed screed floors and solar panels. Save this picture!The landscaping was designed by Donna and is considered to connect internal spaces with those outside, as well as provide a readable segregation between house and design studio. This house separates the work place from the home but links it in such a way as to be easily accessible. However the first floor studio has its own separate staircase and entrance that is more obvious than the more private entrance door to the home itself. Save this picture!This project was especially interesting because we started with an existing 1950’s dwelling and radically extended it forwards (new studio), upwards (extra floor) and backwards (living room and large balcony). Obviously it is more sustainable to work with an existing structure than it is to completely demolish and start again. However the detailed design process was quite intense and prolonged, not only because of the complete vision that architect and client developed, but because there were so many different details required to ensure a unified look when for example the existing wall types varied so much. Save this picture!plansAnother major challenge was that the design team (which included the client) were committed to delivering a building utilising sustainable technologies and materials. The question was “is it possible to deliver a high level of specification for the building fabric, as well as its interior and furniture design?” We believe that this project has achieved just that. For example by using locally grown sweet chestnut as cladding and joinery it is promoting the use of small-section coppiced timber normally used for charcoal or fence posts. Even the bath is constructed out of sweet chestnut, proving that this durable beautiful timber is extremely versatile. Save this picture!sections‘Homotherm’ recycled cellulose + jute insulation was used for roof and wall. Building papers + vapour checks used in the construction of walls and roofs are made from recycled paper and plastic. The ground floor (including 100mm thick timber pulp insulation) has under-floor heating fuelled by a flat bed solar panel to the main roof. The ground floor power-floated screed finish acts as a heat sink regulating the internal temperature while also housing the under floor heating pipes. These pipes are fueled by the most efficient gas-fired combination boiler you can buy. During Spring, Autumn and much of Winter the solar panel provides the warm water required for under floor heating. Save this picture!Internally the walls and ceilings are finished in clay plasters. This material absorbs air-borne toxins and helps to allow the walls to breath, along with the use of vapour control layers instead of vapour barriers. Externally the render and timber rain-screen finishes are fully ventilated allowing any build-up of moisture within the wall system to be taken away. All materials are left self-finished to ensure natural weathering, durability and economy. The internal clay plaster for example is self-coloured so there is no need to decorate. The resultant development proves that green ideals can work hand-in-hand with contemporary design and work patterns.Project gallerySee allShow lessmodeLab Approach WorkshopArticlesUniversity at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences / HOKArticles Share Save this picture!+ 11 Sharecenter_img Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/236395/dyke-road-avenue-bbm-sustainable-design Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/236395/dyke-road-avenue-bbm-sustainable-design Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeBBM Sustainable DesignOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRenovationBrightonHousesUnited KingdomPublished on May 23, 2012Cite: “Dyke Road Avenue / BBM Sustainable Design” 23 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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RM House / Fernando Coelho

first_imgArchDaily Projects CopyHouses•Felgueiras, Portugal Year:  Portugal RM House / Fernando CoelhoSave this projectSaveRM House / Fernando Coelho Save this picture!© José Campos+ 50 Share Architects: Fernando Coelho Area Area of this architecture project 2013 RM House / Fernando Coelho 2013 Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/587795/rm-house-fernando-coelho Clipboard Area:  540 m² Area:  540 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/587795/rm-house-fernando-coelho Clipboard Year:  CopyAbout this officeFernando CoelhoOfficeFollowProductsSteelStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFelgueirasHousesPortugalPublished on January 15, 2015Cite: “RM House / Fernando Coelho” 15 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” “COPY” photographs:  José CamposPhotographs:  José CamposEngineering:Paulo OliveiraBuilder:Adalberto e FilhosCity:FelgueirasCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© José CamposRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineText description provided by the architects. To the existing implementation area (Farm House) is added to the establishment of 200,00m2 for housing construction. The granary (8,00m2) existing will be recovered.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe existing buildings are in an advanced state of degradation. The interiors are in ruins. We decided to completely demolish the “core” of both and the roofs, recovering and consolidating part of the outer walls, which will be in memory of what existed. The new housing will be located within these limits, like a loose box, the new volumes are developed and are born from the ruins shaping itself to land following the natural curves of it.Save this picture!© José CamposThe building is suitable for the intended use. The project was defined taking into account the wishes and lifestyle of the owners.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe project complies with the surrounding context.The land is currently in a natural state. This feature will be maintained in almost all of it, if waterproofing only to housing local area. The project intends to cause the least earthmoving possible.Save this picture!© José CamposProgramThe house develops on two floors. At the road level and with direct entrance, is located the ground floor, with garage, laundry and storage compartment. The interior stairs make the connection to the first floor. On one side are located the kitchen, pantry and dining room. In the “central” area of the house, the hall, the connecting stairs to the lower floor and the living room.Save this picture!© José CamposOn the other side there are an office and the intimate areas: two bedrooms with bathroom, and the master suite with dressing room.Save this picture!© José CamposProject gallerySee allShow lessSnøhetta Chosen to Design Le Monde Headquarters in ParisArchitecture NewsThrough the Lens: The Social Implications of Green Roofs in FilmArticles Sharelast_img read more

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Pro bono consultancy from Cisco for four North West organisations

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  80 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Photo: Pro bono by Marekuliasz on Shutterstock.com Advertisement 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. Development consultancy Brightlife is running a leadership development programme for six of Cisco’s ‘high potential leaders’. According to the Institute of Fundraising North West, Cisco wants to partner with four North West organisations who could make good use of their consultancy over two days.Who is eligible?As well as being based in North West England, organisations musthave a physical site from which participants can workhave an objective or challenge which would benefit from the input and consultancy of a group of Cisco business leaders.be able to nominate a key sponsor who will be able to work with Brightlife to set up the event and be available on site 18/19 February 2014be able to offer access to as wide a range of stakeholders as possible during the two-day eventenable participants to have the opportunity to interact with your clients or, at least, get a feel for the service you offer.The deadline for applications has been extended to 13 December 2013.You can download the ADP Pro bono opportunity template or caontact [email protected]center_img Pro bono consultancy from Cisco for four North West organisations Howard Lake | 9 December 2013 | News Tagged with: corporate pro bono Traininglast_img read more

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‘Revamped’ offense leads to growing confidence in Kenny Hill

first_imgMen’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Facebook ReddIt Previous articleStudent reported incident being investigated by Fort Worth police as sexual assaultNext articleFrogs edged by Colorado in first loss of new year Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Kenny Hill passes the ball during a drill in practice. (Photo by Jonathan Pickell) ReddIt Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett Podell Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Facebook Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ printAfter finishing 6-7 last season, changes for TCU football were to be expected and head coach Gary Patterson announced Thursday after practice that wholesale adjustments have been made on the offensive side of the ball.With the volume of teams that run an uptempo, shotgun spread offense in the Big 12, Patterson looked to make TCU’s offense unique again.“Texas Tech, coach Meacham at Kansas and many other schools know the signals and know how everything runs, so we revamped everything,” Patterson said.The process of jumpstarting the offense did not all take place on Thursday but was more of a gradual process that started in the spring.“We revamped the whole thing: from how we call things, how we signal, how line up formations and everything in between,” Patterson said.The changes that TCU made offensively were designed to make defenses respect the Horned Frogs’ run game.“I think there were some things we had to change to win championships, we still have pace, but you have to be able to be a power football team if you need to be,” Patterson said.This year, the offense is looking to pressure defenses into playing closer to the line of scrimmage.“You have to force defenses to put people in the box at the line of scrimmage, and you can do that not only by running the ball but also by how you do the passing game,” Patterson said. “Both quarterbacks can run and move around, so for us there’s going to be a lot more to the playbook than there was a year ago, even in the run game, which will stop people from teeing off on us.”So far, the offensive adjustments have yielded a more effective Kenny Hill in practice.“It only counts when you do it on Saturdays, so now it’s time to go do that, and when Kenny runs around, you’ll see the confidence level,” Patterson said. “In the scrimmage, Kenny threw a pick in the red zone and a year ago, he probably would’ve been done for the rest of the day, but he bounced back and took us down on a drive and scored, so he’s a lot different of a player than he was a year ago.”Still looking for help on the offensive line“We’re not as a deep as I’d like to be, and we should have eight or nine offensive linemen playing at a high level, but right now we’re at seven,” Patterson said. “You need to be somewhere between eight and ten because of injuries.”Backup offensive guard Casey McDermott Vai will miss the season because of an injury and will medical redshirt. Starting right tackle Lucas Niang is hampered by an injury, but is expected to play against Jackson State, but not the entire game, Patterson said. Matt Pryor filled in at tackle when Niang has been sidelined.Defensive depth leads to versatile unitPatterson said Dennis Collins, Ty Summers, Mat Boeson and Ben Banogu “will be in the mix” at defensive end. Summers’ health has been in question, but Patterson said he will probably play at defensive end against Jackson State, but has the potential to move back to linebacker against Arkansas and for other matchups.Patterson named four players who are in line to see time at defensive tackle this season: Chris Bradley, Corey Bethley, Ross Blacklock and L.J. Collier are all in line to play at defensive tackle.However, Collier has also seen time at defensive end.“L.J. Collier is the other guy playing defensive end for us, but for this game, he’ll probably play at defensive tackle,” Patterson said. “In the Arkansas game, you could see L.J. play outside at defensive end, and he gives us flexibility to do both.”Collier has been hindered by a foot injury but will be ready to play in TCU’s first game.At linebacker, Patterson has been utilizing a handful of players.“All of our linebackers run in the 4.5’s, and Montrel Wilson is a Daryl Washington-type,” Patterson said.”We have Travin [Howard]. Sammy Douglas can run. Arico [Evans] has moved inside and come a long way.”Patterson said the number of capable linebackers led to Summers’ transition to defensive end, more than anything else. However, Summers could see a return to his position of the last few years depending on the opposition.“Ty [Summers] was in the 700’s in the squat, 400’s in the bench and that can cause people on the edge problems when rushing the passer,” Patterson said. “You might see Ty maybe play some linebacker in the Arkansas game because you need a bigger linebacker inside.”Ultimately, TCU’s mixing and matching defensively is just Patterson looking to find his stingiest formations.“We’re doing some new things down the line this season with defensive personnel groupings to stay ahead of people in this league,” Patterson said.The kicking carousel continuesPatterson reiterated Thursday that his starting kicker selection has changed every day of practice. TCU is looking to avoid last year’s situation where Patterson said he was held hostage by a kicker he didn’t trust.“The guy who has really helped us is Lucas Gravelle, the snapper,” Patterson said. “He’s made the punt team better, great coverage guy and he’s a mature, married influence. He doesn’t let guys feel sorry for themselves.”Kicker Brandon Ritchie resumed practicing after a week and a half off to rest his leg and nearly converted on a 57-yard field goal attempt. “He just barely missed,” Patterson said. “It was straight.”Jonathan Song made a kick from over 50 yards Thursday.“I had two of them make from over 50 today,” Patterson said.Seeing shades of 2014After being unranked in the Associated Press and coaches’ poll, Gary Patterson has his team right where he likes it to be.“It makes my job a lot easier when people say that we’re not worth a darn,” Patterson said. “Then I don’t have to tell them that.”The last time the Horned Frogs were unranked was 2014, when they went 12-1 and finished No. 3.“I think probably there’s a lot of similarities,” Patterson said. “Nobody’s giving me a chance. The thing you’ve got that’s different from ’14, that year you were playing 10 games in the state of Texas. This year, we’ve got to go on the road six times.”The Horned Frogs will travel to Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Iowa State, Oklahoma and Texas Tech.“Those are tough places to play,” Patterson said.Even though they won just six games a year ago, the Horned Frogs won four of its five road games last year. Traditionally, TCU has had plenty of success outside of Fort Worth under Patterson, going 62-28 on the road during his tenure, including 14-9 in the Big 12.The Frogs take the field in front of a crowd at 7 p.m. Saturday night Sept. 2 against Jackson State. Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Twitter Linkedin + posts The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

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Life on Two Stages

first_imgEducation Life on Two Stages EDDIE RIVERA, Editor, Living Section Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 | 12:48 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Top of the News Make a comment Community News Your email address will not be published. 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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Living in Southern California, it’s not unusual that any given child seriously considers an acting career. Not just playing a tree in the spring production of “Johnny Appleseed,” but acting as a professional career, as a business. They don’t call it “The Industry” for nothing.Like a child science whiz or musical prodigy, young acting students need an environment that recognizes their special skills.Actors Youth Academy in Pasadena goes this idea one better, as it not only prepares students for the professional acting life, it does it in English and Spanish. One would think this obvious, but Actors Youth Academy is one of the few that emphasizes this type of teaching for young actors.“It’s an acting forum for youth ages 5 to 18 and young adults 19 to 25,” explains Yvette-Janine Pardo, founder and owner, “in both English and Spanish. So youth are able to learn scripts and monologues either in English, Spanish or Spanglish.”As Pardo explains the genesis of the school, “I am a mother of a child actor, and he was first picked up not only because he’s a good actor, but also because of his bilingual skills.“I didn’t understand the importance of that at that time,” she continued, “and then all of a sudden about 9 months later, auditions started coming through that required my child to be able to switch back and forth between those languages. The problem was that he had only been taught in schools that are monolingual English only. There are specific cultural things in the language that are lost when you’re not being trained by a person who speaks and acts in the language.“So we looked for acting schools, and I was feeling a little pressure from his agent to get him training in this area, and I could not find it. So I kept looking and looking and looking. Maegan (McConnell) and I had been working together as she is my son’s Â acting coach.So I went to Maegan and said, “We need to have a school for this.”As Pardo explained, even The Wall Street Journal had published an article on how Hollywood was “taking Spanish lessons.”It was the perfect idea at the perfect time.“Part of what sets the school apart is the idea that a mother started it rather than an actor so the curriculum encompasses other components besides acting, says McConnell.“We have first and foremost incorporated the development of  a student’s  key self as a part of schooling. We want them to be grounded in who they are, understand their strengths and learn how they can bring that to their life and their acting career.”Certainly the bilingual component of the school sets them apart from the average acting academy.“Although there are a few of bilingual acting schools for theater, this is the first bilingual acting forum for film and television for youth,” added McConnell. “Understanding the business is an entirely different piece of the curriculum. We want the youth and their parents to be well-rounded and prepared for the business. We include parent classes.”“Also,” said McConnell, “At many schools, young actors may only get to work with other kids their same age. But in film and television, youth do work with different ages. So at Actors Youth Academy, when students are ready we bring in additional professional actors of different ages to do scene work with our students”“And though the bilingual component of the academy is key, students are not required to take bilingual portion of the class,” says Pardo.“This is just a safe place for students to hone that skill. So they have that choice. Most of our students now are taking the Spanish portion whether they speak it or not, because they like to work on that ability, she said.So whether it’s learning to ace that audition in both languages, or learning how to express one’s self, confidently, Actors Youth Academy is a place where both skills and more, are taught and learned.More information is available at www.actorsyouthacademy.com. (626) 817-3050. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

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