Form: GMS1

first_imgComplete the GMS1 form to register with a GP.Print and fill in the form and return it to the practice you want to register with. The form can’t be completed online.You can also get a copy of this form from the practice.The user guide is to help GP practices explain the form to patients.last_img

Ho Family Foundation gift to support groundbreaking Buddhist Ministry Initiative

first_img Read Full Story Harvard Divinity School (HDS) announces a major gift to support and expand its program in Buddhist ministry studies. The gift will provide exceptional funding to enhance and expand the strength of the School’s current offerings and will help to form a new generation of students who will make a lasting impact in Buddhist communities.The Buddhist Ministry Initiative—the first of its kind at a divinity school within a research university—will be supported by a generous $2.7 million gift from the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, a private philanthropic organization engaged in strategic, sustainable, and long-term projects in Hong Kong and around the world.The teaching of Buddhist ministry at HDS will offer Buddhist insights, textual traditions, and practices to students from all religious traditions who study ministry at the School; will allow future Buddhist religious professionals to be trained in terms appropriate to modern, global conditions; and will support the field education of these students in hospitals and other sites of pastoral care.“The Ho Family Foundation’s gift presents an exceptional set of opportunities for the Divinity School,” said Janet Gyatso, Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies at HDS. “It places the study of ministry in Buddhism in a larger academic framework of Buddhist studies; it allows students who are studying ministry in Buddhist contexts to be part of an already well-developed program of progressive religious and socially engaged ministry that has been in place at HDS for many decades; and it also allows the larger HDS ministry program to expand its own horizons and methods by virtue of the contributions from a rich array of resources in Buddhist literature, thought, practices, and communities.”last_img read more

FRS13 standard proves lucky for Minerva debt

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George Floyd, a ‘gentle giant,’ remembered in hometown Houston march

first_imgTopics : Democratic US Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, who represents portions of Houston where Floyd was raised, told the crowd that she would introduce police reform legislation in Congress on Thursday in honor of Floyd.Mayor Sylvester Turner, who is black, said he understood marchers’ pain and told them they were making an impact.”People that are in elected office and positions of power – we are listening,” Turner said. “It’s important for us to not just listen, but to do. I want you to know your marching, your protesting has not gone in vain. George did not die in vain.”Houston has so far largely escaped the violent protests, with some attributing that directly to the legacy of Floyd himself.”The people who knew George the best help set the tone for Houston. They knew what he was about. He truly was a gentle giant, a sweet guy,” said David Hill, a Houston community activist and pastor at Restoration Community Church, who knows the Floyd family. George Floyd’s hometown of Houston held a memorial march for him on Tuesday, where attendees recounted a “gentle giant” whose legacy had helped the city largely avoid the violent protests seen elsewhere in the United States.The mayor’s office said 60,000 people gathered downtown to honor Floyd, who died after a white police officer pinned his neck under a knee for nearly nine minutes in Minneapolis on May 25.. Floyd’s death has ignited protests across the country.Floyd lived most of his 46 years in Houston’s historically black Third Ward neighborhood, located about a mile south of the park where the march began. He moved to Minneapolis in recent years for work.center_img The memorial march was organized by well-known Houston rappers Trae Tha Truth, who was a longtime friend of Floyd’s – and Bun B, who worked directly with Floyd’s family for the event. Houston’s mayor and police chief attended.”We’re gonna represent him right,” Trae Tha Truth, whose given name is Frazier Thompson III, told the crowd of several hundred people gathered for the march. “We are gonna tear the system from the inside out.”He added: “George Floyd is looking down at us now and he’s smiling.”After a prayer, the marchers exited the park and began to walk toward City Hall.last_img read more

Jamaica-bound karters arrive ready for action

first_img(By Stephan Sookram in Jamaica, compliments of Fly Jamaica, Nexus Machinery and GT Motorsports) THE Guyanese team for this weekend’s Double Trouble karting event at the Palisadoes Go-Kart facility in Kingston Jamaica arrived ready and raring for action.The six-member karting team includes the Ten Pow siblings in Justin and Jeremy, Matthew Phang, Mikhail Persaud, Rayden Persaud and Elan Rahaman. They were upbeat yesterday morning upon arriving in the Reggae Isle.They are accompanied by parents and coaches on their maiden karting voyage to Jamaica and their first order of business was to check out the battlefield, located less than five minutes from the airport.While significantly larger than the GT motorsport facilities, the Jamaican circuit features a more demanding layout and more corners.Stefan Jeffrey points out possible braking zones to one of the young Guyanese karters. (Stephan Sookram photo)However, the youngsters aren’t fazed by the circuit, having completed firstly a track walk of the 1200m facility which features 14 corners all providing their own degree of difficulty.After some late afternoon practice, Phang, who will be competing in the Senior Rotax class, disclosed the side’s readiness for tomorrow’s qualifying.To Chronicle Sport, he said, “I think I can get down to the times of the seniors once I fix my handling. I missed my mark about three or four times in several corners.”Rayden, Elan and Mikhail who compete in the Junior Rotax class were also optimistic having run their sessions late in the afternoon.The young duo of Jeremy and Justin Ten Pow, who will run in the Mini and Macro Max classes also benefited from yesterday‘s session.Qualification today begins at 10:00hrs and runs until 13:00hrs, after which practice sessions will take place.Chief among the sponsors that made the event possible were Fly Jamaica who facilitated the travel of the team to Jamaica and other sponsors in Pure Racing, Cyril’s Taxi, BM Soat and GT Motorsports.last_img read more