Read more. In a partnership with King Saud University, Creighton will provide a 10-month internship for 24 students in the Prince Sultan College for Emergency Medical Services. After three years of planning, the students will arrive at the beginning of October. Creighton University will welcome a group of emergency medical services students from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia this fall. The students will fulfill internship requirements to receive their Bachelor of Science in emergency medical services degrees. Creighton’s emergency medical services program will provide the students with clinical experience and in-field paramedic training.
Community Engagement Lab, Montpelier, $50,000 Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury, $50,000 Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury, $97,017 for “Listening in Place: COVID-19 Archival Outreach Project” Dorset Theatre Festival, Dorset, $50,000 Yellow Barn, Putney, $50,000 Weston Playhouse Theatre, Weston, $50,000The NEH Vermont grantees are:Vermont Historical Society, Barre, $133,512 for “Preserving and Expanding Access to Vermont’s History University of Vermont, Burlington, $69,263 for “Virtual Visitor Engagement at the Fleming Museum of Art” Vermont Business Magazine The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced nine Vermont arts and cultural organizations will receive $629,154 in highly competitive direct grants through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to mitigate the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.The NEA reviewed more than 3,110 eligible CARES Act applications from across the US, requesting approximately $157 million and were able to support 855 projects, with funds for direct grants totaling approximately $44.5 million.The NEH received more than 2,300 eligible applications from cultural organizations requesting more than $370 million and were able to support 317 projects, with funds for direct grants totaling approximately $40.3 million.The NEA Vermont grantees are:Kingdom County Productions, Barnet, $50,000 Sheldon Art Museum Archaeological and Historical Society, Middlebury, $29,362 for “Archives Alive: Building Primary Source Collections During COVID-19″We know the competition for federal funds is always stiff, but especially now when the arts and culture sector is struggling,” said Vermont Arts Council Executive Director Karen Mittelman. “These grants to ten Vermont organizations recognize the incredible value of creativity and artistic practice in the midst of the pandemic, and the vitality that arts organizations bring to our communities. We’re proud to work in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts to support Vermont’s cultural landscape, and to ensure access to the arts for everyone across our state.”“We’re pleased that in giving these awards, the NEH highlighted the importance of museums, historical societies, and other humanities organizations to the cultural fabric of Vermont,” said Tess Taylor, Director of Programs at Vermont Humanities. “The projects of these four organizations will not only preserve our history, but help us make sense of our present moment.”The Vermont Arts Council envisions a Vermont where all people have access to the arts and creativity in their lives, education, and communities. Engagement with the arts transforms individuals, connects us more deeply to each other, energizes the economy, and sustains the vibrant cultural landscape that makes Vermont a great place to live. Since 1965, the Council has been the state’s primary provider of funding, advocacy, and information for the arts in Vermont. Learn more at vermontartscouncil.org(link is external)About Vermont HumanitiesA statewide nonprofit organization founded in 1974, Vermont Humanities seeks to engage all Vermonters in the world of ideas, foster a culture of thoughtfulness, and inspire a lifelong love of reading and learning. Learn more at www.vermonthumanities.org(link is external)Source: MONTPELIER, VT—The National Endowment for the Arts 7.2.2020
In a long-awaited ruling, the Court of Protection has ‘invited’ the government to find ways to ensure that vulnerable people unable to make decisions for themselves have access to independent representation in deprivation of liberty hearings.Delivering judgment by way of four test cases in JM & others, Mr Justice Charles (pictured) said the primary responsibility to provide a resource that enabled the Court of Protection to either appoint a professional rule 3A representative or to otherwise meet minimum procedural requirements in those and similar cases ‘falls on the secretary of state, or on the secretary of state together with the applicant authorities’.Charles invited the Ministry of Justice and Department of Health to identify a suitable person ‘who is ready, willing and able’ to accept immediate appointment as a rule 3A representative or identify an alternative procedure that is ‘actually’ available to the court to meet minimum procedural requirements.Future similar cases have been adjourned until a ‘practically available procedure’ is found.Charles acknowledged that his order would ‘create a backlog comprising a very large number of stayed cases’.‘Plainly this is unfortunate but it will identify the extent of the problem and why the [court] and the applicant authorities have not been able to progress the applications for welfare orders to authorise P’s deprivation of liberty,’ he said.Charles identified six ‘routes’ the government could take alone or with local authorities to find a ‘necessary solution’.These include entering into contracts with advocacy services providers to supply a pool of people who can be appointed as rule 3A representatives; setting up a pool of accredited legal representatives; or making legal aid changes.A government spokesperson told the Gazette: ‘We are carefully considering the judgment and will respond to the findings in due course.’ Charles said central government’s stance in the proceedings had been one in which it had ‘failed to face up to and constructively address the availability in practice’ of such rule 3A representatives and ‘sought to avoid them by trying to pass them on to local government’.Budgetary pressures in central and local government had led to a ‘resources-led catch-22’ for the Court of Protection, and for vulnerable people and their families, ‘because neither central nor local government are offering to create or to try to create a practically available resource to enable the [court] to meet the minimum procedural requirements by appointing professional rule 3A representatives’.Jonathan Smithers, president of the Law Society, which intervened in the case, said it was ‘vital’ that vulnerable people who did not have friends or family to represent them during a decision to restrict their liberty were able to participate in the decision-making process.‘If this is not possible, then they must have a legal representative to protect their rights as well as their health and general welfare.’The Society recognised that the court, local authorities and government budgets were stretched. ‘But those who are least able to defend themselves should not be sacrificed on the altar of austerity,’ Smithers said.He added that the Society ‘look forward’ to working with the ministry to find a solution.