Day: July 23, 2013

ILGA-Europe welcomes final judgment of Lithuanian court to allow Baltic Pride March on Vilnius central avenue

Today the Supreme Administrative Court in Lithuania ruled once again that the Baltic Pride March for Equality can take place on 27 July on the mains city’s avenue.

The organisers of the March applied for this location months ago but the Vilnius City repeatedly denied them a permission to host March for Equality in that location and appealed all previous court decision in favour of the organisers.

Today’s judgement is final and cannot be appealed.

Evelyne Paradis, Executive Director of ILGA-Europe’s said:

“We warmly welcome today’s ruling, which is not only just but the only possible verdict in any country committed to human rights. We regret that the Mayor of Vilnius has continuously denied permission for this event to take place on the main city’s avenue and that he chose to challenge all court judgements issued in favour of the organisers of the Baltic Pride.

Once again we applaud the Lithuanian justice system, Lithuanian and all Baltic activists for this important human rights victory.

As Lithuania currently hosts the EU Presidency and thus is a public face of the European Union, we expect from Lithuanian authorities nothing less than an exemplary action ensuring respect and observation of human rights and fundamental EU principles: the marchers must be protected and their safety ensured.”

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Financial Advisor in Training

Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores and 12,000 ATMs and the Internet (wellsfargo.com and wachovia.com) across North America and internationally. We’re headquartered in San Francisco, but we’re decentralized so every local Wells Fargo store is a headquarters for satisfying all our customers’ financial needs and helping them succeed financially. One in three households in America does business with Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo has $1.3 trillion in assets and approximately 280,000 team members across our 80+ businesses.

Wells Fargo operates of one of the leading wealth management, brokerage and retirement providers in the U.S., which focuses on providing solutions that meet clients’ unique needs. Services include comprehensive planning and advice, investment management, brokerage, private banking, estate planning strategies, trust, insurance and retirement.

Wells Fargo Advisors is the nation’s third-largest brokerage business with over 15,000 full-service financial and over 3,300 licensed bankers in retail Wells Fargo stores. The group serves clients’ advisory, brokerage and financial needs, including investment management, portfolio monitoring and estate planning.

Responsibilities

The Financial Advisor in Training participates in the Wells Fargo Advisors financial advisor training program on a full-time basis. This is a very structured paid training program. The Financial Advisor in Training will be fully trained and supported with the tools and resources to build an individual practice to serve as an advisor to clients, providing sound financial advice and counsel consistent with the client’s goals and risk tolerance, and meet organizational revenue targets. Financial Advisors in Training must pass the Series 7 exam, the Series 66 (or combined 63 and 65), complete online training, participate in classroom training, pass Compliance exams on products and suitability, and complete the activity requirements of the program as preparation for becoming a full-time Financial Advisor. After the full-time structured training program has been successfully completed, team members will enter our FA Graduate Program and participate in the incentive compensation plan.

Basic Qualifications

1+ years outside or inside sales or business development experience or 2+ years work experience in one of the following: entrepreneurial or U.S. military. Or BA/BS Degree with 6+ month’s business experience in financial services.

Minimum Qualifications:

Strong work ethic and strong drive to succeed; competitive, self-motivated and results-oriented. Demonstrated ability to develop and cultivate relationships. Proven ability to communicate both orally and in writing; proven organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior sales experience
  • Prior business owner/entrepreneur
  • Demonstrated interest in financial markets and investments
  • Prior professional service career (Legal, Accounting, Education, U. S. Military)
  • Active Series 6 or Series 7
  • 2+ years proven experience building and maintaining professional relationships within the community/market (e.g. through memberships and active participation with community-based organizations in the targeted market)
  • College or advanced degree

Interested parties should contact:

Debbie Ryden at (314) 875-5712, or email at deborah.ryden@wellsfargo.com

Wells Fargo will not sponsor visas for these positions, and will not hire individuals whose work eligibility is based on their F-1 or other student visa status. Candidates must be able to work in the United States on a permanent basis.

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Get Home Safe Queer Self Defense

July 28, 2013

Are you part of the LGBT community? Learn the self defense skills to get home safe.

July 28, 2013, 1-2:30pm

El Rio, 3158 Mission Street, SF

$15/person (includes admission to Salsa Sunday)

You don’t have to be a martial arts guru to  protect yourself from an assault. The UMAA Queer Self Defense Workshop will cover effective and practical self defense strategies. We welcome people of all ages (21+), and all abilities. Our instructors have over 45 years experience teaching self-defense. Participants will learn de-escalation skills, defensive skills and counter assault tactics. We have limited space, so enroll early to assure your place in the workshop!

Queer Self Defense Workshop

Hosted by James & Deundra Hundon of Universal Martial Arts

Sponsored by 

 The Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club & The Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

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Top 10: Picnic Locations

After what looked to be another wash-out summer the blue skies have finally arrived, along with the need to grab the picnic basket and friends, to enjoy the summer heat in some of the most beautiful locations in the UK. Our friends at the National Trust, who have offered 10 day out passes in our Big Summer Draw, details listed below, have compiled a list of their top locations to enjoy the UK summer.

By Graham Davies + National Trust | 23rd July 2013

Blickling House: National Trust Images - Mike Williams

No. 1: Blickling Estate, Norfolk

Blickling Hall is one of England's great Jacobean houses, widely believed to be the home to Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn. The beautiful parkland houses a glorious lake and woodland, offering plenty of picnicking spots. After tucking in, discover the secret garden, ancient temple and smell the wonderful citrus trees in the orangery. You can also hire bikes to explore the park or even play a game of croquet on the lawns.

Fell Foot Park: National Trust Images - Joe Cornish

No. 2: Fell Foot Park, Cumbria

Enjoy a scenic picnic on the shores of Lake Windermere in the surroundings of Fell Foot Park. With views of the Lakeland fells and rowing boats to hire and splash about in, Fell Foot is a tranquil place to relax and doesn’t cost a penny to visit.

Florence Court: National Trust Images - John Millar

No. 3: Florence Court, Co. Fermanagh

There is something for everyone at this warm and welcoming 18th-century property with beautiful park, gardens and surrounding forest to enjoy. Take a stroll into the forest to visit the blacksmith’s forge and carpenter’s workshop or simply relax with a picnic in the peaceful gardens whilst enjoying the views of mountain scenery.

Sheffield Park: National Trust Images - Andrew Butler

No. 4: Sheffield Park and Garden, East Sussex

This big outdoors estate with four lakes in its centre is a great space for enjoying the summer. Sit down for sandwiches amongst beautiful summer flowers, enjoy cricket matches on the historic pitch or explore the garden and parkland trails.

Studland Beach: National Trust Images - Nick Meers

No. 5: Studland Beach, Dorset

Enjoy a fabulous day out on this golden sandy beach that stretches four miles from South Haven Point to Old Harry Rocks, with shallow bathing wates. Be sure to bring buckets, spades and picnics for a blissful day on the sands. You can also visit the nearby ruins of Corfe Castle to discover over 700 years of history and relive childhood memories by seeing the inspiration behind Enid Blyton’s Kirren Castle in the Famous Five.

Nostell Prior: National Trust Images - Matthew Antrobus

No. 6: Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire

Seek out your favourite corner of this delightful house and grounds to stop off for a well packed picnic. Surrounded by a large park, discover the grounds following the gardens’ sensory trails or lakeside walks.

Claremont Lake: National Trust Images - John Miller

No. 7: Claremont Landscape Garden, Surrey

With a luscious grass amphitheatre to relax on, a serpentine lake with a mysterious grotto to visit, and a vibrant camellia terrace, there is plenty to explore and do over the summer months.

Enjoy a romantic summer evening relaxing on the banks of the garden with your loved ones. Why not have a delicious picnic whilst taking in the magical sun setting over the lake?

Late night garden opening, 22 June, 10am-9pm

Dunham Massey: National Trust Images - Andrew Butler

No. 8: Dunham Massey, Cheshire

Enjoy a satisfying stroll at Dunham Massey this summer, in one of the great gardens of the North West. Be delighted by the sweet aromas of more than 160 varieties of roses in Dunham Massey’s beautiful brand new rose garden.

Dyffryn House: National Trust Images - Andrew Butler

No. 9: Dyffryn, Vale of Glamorgan

As the newest National Trust garden, Dyffryn is a wonderful place to visit, with the Grade I gardens featuring a stunning collection of formal lawns, an extensive arboretum and a number of intimate garden rooms for visitors to relax in. The glorious sunshine streams through the garden’s reinstated glasshouse, highlighting its impressive collection of cacti and orchids and makes the beautiful arboretum the perfect place to go for some peace and to soak up the summer sun.

Brownsea: National Trust Images - Joe Cornish

No. 10: Brownsea Island, Dorset

Only accessible by boat, Brownsea Island offers a great day where you can explore the great woodland trees, take a wander on the beach, or follow in the footsteps of the Famous Five by rolling out a blanket and enjoying a Brownsea picnic.

Further your adventures on Brownsea and celebrate 50 years of the National Trust on the Island with its outdoor festival season. Your ticket also includes access to the island from Poole so you can enjoy the exciting surroundings and what Brownsea has to offer, including the shop with its special souvenirs. You can also try some delicious treats at the Villano Cafe before the performance begins, or collect a lovely picnic hamper to enjoy during the show.

Advance booking: £21 per person.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 24, 26, 29, 31 July and 2 August, 5:30pm-10pm

Pericles, 7, 9, 12, 14 and 16 August, 5.30pm-10pm

If you would like the chance to get your hands on some National Trust Days Out Tickets then do enter TheGayUK Big Summer Draw Here: www.TheGayUK.com/BigSummerDraw

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