first_imgHALIFAX – (NSElxn)Nova Scotia’s New Democrats say they would run a series of deficits totalling $966 million over the next four years if elected May 30.The platform released today also projects a 2017-18 deficit of $256 million from an injection of spending on health, education and social services.The projected deficit makes most of the same assumptions as the recent Liberal government budget.The Liberals had forecast a $26-million surplus, but that money will be spent on various programs under the New Democrats.(The Canadian Press)—(Liberal-Agriculture)The Liberals say they will invest more than $17 million in Nova Scotia’s agriculture and aquaculture industries if re-elected on May 30.Premier Stephen McNeil says a Liberal government will create jobs by spending $9 million over three years on a new fund for the agriculture and seafood industry.The fund will be similar to the Honeycrisp Orchard Renewal Program and will help expand markets.McNeil also says a Liberal government would spend more than $8 million developing the province’s aquaculture industry over three years.(The Canadian Press)—(Tories-Health)Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservatives are promising to improve the administration of health care in the province.Party Leader Jamie Baillie says he would usher in site-based management in regional hospitals.He says this will ensure decisions about health care are made closer to home with local input taken into account.Baillie says the single provincial health board created by the Liberal government is not responding to the needs of Nova Scotians outside of Halifax.(The Canadian Press)—(NDP-Socialist)Nova Scotia’s Liberals are taking aim at the N-D-P’s self-described “socialist” leader.The Liberals say Gary Burrill is an “anti-capitalist” who supported the Leap Manifesto, which they say would be dangerous and harmful to the economy.Burrill laughed off the Liberal release, saying he comes from a background of Christian socialism in the tradition of Tommy Douglas and other founders of the New Democratic Party.He says he believes in a society that is egalitarian and helps the poor, but declined to refer to himself as “anti capitalist,” as the news release claims he has in the past.(The Canadian Press)—(N.S. Election Roundup by The Canadian Press)last_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK — The Senate has approved President Donald Trump’s nominee to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, after a nearly six-month, highly partisan battle over the fate of the federal consumer watchdog agency.The vote was 50-49 in favour of approving Kathy Kraninger, who currently is an official inside the White House’s budget office. Kraninger has zero experience in financial services and had never run a federal agency before, a criticism that made Democrats hostile to her nomination since day one.Trump appointed his budget director, Mick Mulvaney, to run the bureau temporarily until a permanent replacement could be found. In the year since he took the job, the bureau has become industry-friendly, and has proposed cutting back rules and regulations put into place by President Obama’s director, Richard Cordray.Ken Sweet, The Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – The Vertical Slam Ultimate Challenge Society is asking Taylor District Council to forgive user fees to once again host the Vertical Slam event at Peace Island Park.Society representative Miles Bason asked Council to forgive fees to rent the Peace Island Park quad and pipe sites for the Vertical Slam Ultimate Challenge, in addition to the forgiveness of fees for marquis tents and chair rentals.“We are asking for the same spaces and items that we asked for last year,” added Bason. “This year’s event is shaping up to be the best one yet.” The third annual event is scheduled to take place June 9th at the Park and at Big Bam Ski Hill. All proceeds from the event will go towards meal programs at area schools.The only issues that Council brought forth were that the Spirit of the Peace Powwow will be taking place June 8th to 10th, so they will have to see how many tables and chairs will be available.last_img read more

Rabat – Moroccan football player Sofiane Boufal has caught the attention of the French club OGC Nice.After being suspended from Southampton Premier League following a fight with his coach Mark Hughes, the Atlas Lion is on the verge of leaving his club at the end of the season.Boufal may return to the Premier League, where he shined under the colors of LOSC. According 10 Sport, OGC Nice is interested in the 24-year-old player, who is now training with the under-23 years. However, nothing has been made official, as there are no active negotiations at the moment.If Boufal is recruited by the French club, he will be following the footsteps of French-Moroccan attacking midfielder Younès Belhanda, who, before joining the Galatasaray Turkish football club, was playing for OGC Nice in 2016.Boufal has had his ups and downs with Southampton since he arrived in the summer of 2016, after trading from LOSC for nearly EUR 19 million.Born in Paris, Boufal came through the youth system at Angers and made his debut in the French second division at the age of 18. The following season, he became a first-team regular.Lille paid EUR 4 million for the Moroccan player in January 2015, which he quickly repaid with his speed and dribbling.Boufal first attracted the attention of top European clubs in 2016, when Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, Paris Saint-Germain, and Inter Milan all reported expressed interest. read more

SAN FRANCISCO — Well-known jeans company Levi Strauss & Co. says it plans to raise about $100 million through an initial public offering.The number of shares to be offered and the price range has yet to be determined.The San Francisco company said Wednesday it plans to use the proceeds for general corporate purposes, including working capital, operating expenses and capital expenditures. It may also use funds for acquisitions or other strategic investments.Levi Strauss made its first pair of jeans in 1873. It was a public company from 1971 until 1985 when it was taken private in a leveraged buyout.In its last year it earned $283.1 million on revenue of $5.58 billion.The shares will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the “LEVI” ticker symbol.The Associated Press

30 April 2009The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) for another year, urging all parties to fully comply with the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended a 21-year civil war between north and south Sudan. The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) for another year, urging all parties to fully comply with the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended a 21-year civil war between north and south Sudan.In a resolution passed unanimously, the 15-member body underscored the “importance of full and expeditious implementation of all elements of the CPA,” as well as the so-called Roadmap to reduce tensions in the disputed Abyei region.UNMIS was established by the Council in 2005 to support the Agreement, which was signed by the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A).In his latest report on Sudan, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that if the CPA collapsed, a humanitarian catastrophe could ensue, and he called on the international community to remain focused on ensuring its implementation, and for Sudan to reinstate banned aid groups.He said that the vacuum left by the ejection of the groups, following the indictment of Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir for war crimes in Darfur, has left much of Abyei and eastern Sudan with little humanitarian, recovery or reintegration support, which could hurt peace efforts.The key benchmarks of the CPA – which ended a conflict in which at least 2 million people were killed and some 4.5 million more driven from their homes – include census results, border demarcation and preparations for a referendum on the final status of areas of southern Sudan.In today’s resolution, deploring what it called “persistent, localized conflict,” in southern Sudan and adjacent regions, the Council called on UMIS to strengthen its capabilities in conflict management and protection of civilians, working with the conflict-resolution methods of tribal groups.It requested the Mission to prepare to assist the parties with the planned national referendum in 2011, if requested, and to support credible national elections, in coordination with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), urging donors to provide technical and material assistance.The Council also urged donors to respond to calls for assistance to the process of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) of ex-combatants, which has recently been stepped up and is considered a crucial element of the CPA. read more

Under the agreement, known as the Kampala Accord for the Ugandan capital in which it was signed, the terms of the presidency and the Parliament have been extended by one year, while a new prime minister should be appointed within the next 30 days.The interim federal institutions had been divided over governance issues beyond August, when the transitional period expires in the strife-torn Horn of Africa nation – which has not had a fully functioning national government and has been wracked by factional warfare since 1991. In February, Parliament voted to extend its term for three years after the end of the transition, a move rejected by the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), which has instead proposed extending the interim period for one year, saying it wanted to try to enhance political stability and security.With the new agreement, President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and Speaker Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden pledged to work together during the interim period of one year to implement priority tasks, in accordance with a road map to be agreed with timelines and benchmarks. “I am delighted that we have managed to overcome the deadlock in such a constructive way,” said Augustine Mahiga, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, who facilitated the agreement. “The leaders worked together in a positive manner to come up with this important political breakthrough,” he added.The priority tasks that need to be tackled include the finalization and adoption of a new constitution, reforming institutions, enhancing security and preparing for elections.The details of the road map will be worked out in the coming weeks and discussed at a conference that will be convened by the TFG and the Transitional Federal Parliament and facilitated by the Special Representative.“The key to making this meeting a landmark success is ensuring that it is fully inclusive,” said Mr. Mahiga. “The Somali leadership now needs to focus on implementing reforms, continuing to restore peace and security to Somalia, and on accomplishing the tasks required to complete the transition.” 9 June 2011The United Nations envoy for Somalia today welcomed the agreement reached to extend the terms of the country’s President and the Speaker of Parliament for another year as a breakthrough in ending the political impasse over the current transition period. read more

In my previous blog, “GDPR 101: What’s a Data Protection Representative?” I provided guidance from Tim Bell, managing director of DPR Group, about the responsibilities of the data protection representative (DPR), a role required by Article 27 of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). In this blog, Tim answers my questions about how to comply with Article 27. (DPR Group provides EU representative services in all 28 EU member states.) Does the DPR have to be an employee or can a third party act as the DPR?It’s unlikely that the DPR will be an employee of the data controller/processor required to appoint one. Because the representative must be in the EU, and is only required where a company has no establishment in the EU, the company in need of a DPR is unlikely to have anyone located in the EU. It’s anticipated that the role of the EU representative, or DPR, will mostly be taken up by specialist companies. Traditional advisors like law firms will generally resist accepting this role, as they won’t be comfortable with the liability it attracts — the courts can look through corporate structures in an effort to recover sums from group parent companies. dpr_role.jpg Privacy by Degree Martha Buyer September 19, 2019 Some thoughts on privacy rights in the U.S., and the implications of impending privacy legislation Companies that have avoided the need for an EU representative because of a U.K. office will now find that they no longer have an EU establishment. Because their U.K. offices will no longer count, they’ll need to appoint EU representatives. Likewise, if they’re relying on offices in other EU countries (e.g., Ireland, France, or Germany) they may need to appoint U.K. representatives. Please be aware the above only applies in the event of a ”no-deal” Brexit. If a withdrawal agreement is agreed upon between the U.K. and EU, there’ll likely be a transition period — probably until the end of 2020 — during which the requirements discussed above aren’t necessary. I’ve also heard anecdotal evidence that some companies are taking a wait-and-see approach, either to the representative requirement or GDPR as a whole — waiting to see if the potentially large fines ever materialize. Needless to say, I don’t recommend this approach! Although the large tech companies are the most visible, smaller companies are also being fined under GDPR as a result of the complaints of individual data subjects to the EU data protection authorities. Those authorities are required to follow up on a complaint made by an EU-based individual. Any company could find itself under the EU microscope. GDPR 101: What’s a Data Protection Representative? Gary Audin June 28, 2019 If you collect, process, or control EU citizen data, you need a data protection representative. What experiences have DPRs had since GDPR started last year?EU representatives have seen a slightly slower-than-anticipated take-up of the service in the first year or so since GDPR became enforceable. I believe that this is mostly due to a lack of knowledge. The companies that are going to need an EU representative are mostly in the SME market. Global companies (those that have an EU establishment and therefore don’t need an EU representative), may not have a large compliance function and may simply prepare based on materials obtained online. Online GDPR materials are usually designed with an EU audience in mind and, as a result, don’t mention the EU representative requirement. EU-based companies don’t need one either. Tags:News & Viewsdata protection representativeGDPRPrivacy & ComplianceNews & Views Articles You Might Like GDPR, Year One Gary Audin May 24, 2019 Telemarketing, promotional emails, and video surveillance are among the most common complaints, the European Commission has found. In respect to the operations of managing communications, we saw a large spike in data subject requests in May 2018, when GDPR first became enforceable. Those then dropped off, and we’re now seeing a  month-on-month gradual increase for those communications, as more people become aware of (and seek to exercise) their GDPR rights. How will Brexit affect the EU representative role?Because of the way the U.K. has incorporated GDPR into local law, Brexit will cause a few changes for companies outside the EU. GDPR-equivalent laws have been put in place in the U.K., creating the new role of U.K. representative. This role is required by a company that sells into (or monitors people in) the U.K. but has no U.K. establishment (essentially, the same as required for companies selling into the EU from outside). A non-EU, non-U.K. company that sells into both markets would now be required to appoint both an EU representative and a U.K. representative. GDPR: A Boring but Important Update Martha Buyer July 25, 2019 As the highest EU court reviews whether certain data export/import strictures are adequate, U.S. companies should be on high alert. See All in Privacy & Compliance » Privacy Matters: Enterprises at an Inflection Point Dave Michels July 29, 2019 Our digital breadcrumbs are all over enterprise communications and collaboration apps. What will become of all this data? Log in or register to post comments read more

A 20-year-old Hamilton man is in custody following a stabbing in the Gibson neighbourhood.Officers were responding to an unrelated call at 150 Sanford Ave. N, when they received information about a disturbance in the building, police said.A middle-aged man had been stabbed in the upper body by another man.The victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries. He is now in stable condition, police said.The accused is in custody.

“To date, the trend towards urbanization has been accompanied by increased pressure on the environment and growing numbers of urban poor,” said the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director, Achim Steiner, at the launch of the report in Nairobi, Kenya.“But unique opportunities exist for cities to lead the greening of the global economy by increasing resource productivity and innovation, while achieving major financial savings and addressing environmental challenges,” Mr. Steiner said.The report, ‘City-Level Decoupling: Urban Resource Flows and the Governance of Infrastructure Transitions,’ argues that sustainable city infrastructures can sustain economic growth while using fewer resources.Around three-quarters of the world’s natural resources are already consumed in cities, and the proportion of the global population living in urban areas is set to rise to 70 per cent by 2050. The study says much greater effort is needed to support new and improved infrastructure for water, energy, transport, waste and other sectors – generally located in and around cities – to wean the world off unsustainable consumption patterns, and avoid serious economic and environmental implications for future generations.The report, which was produced by the UNEP-hosted International Resource Panel (IRP), features 30 case studies around the world that show how sustainable infrastructures have created scores of green jobs and reduced environmental degradation.Fore example, in Melbourne, Australia, carbon emissions dropped by 40 per cent after the introduction of energy efficiency measures in public buildings, while in Cape Town, South Africa, a re-fit of low income housing with solar water heaters and efficient lighting has saved over 6,500 tonnes of carbon per year, cut respiratory illnesses by 75 per cent, and reduced the cost of hot water for poor households.Other efforts involve reducing oil consumption by moving more people and goods onto public transport powered by electricity, or re-establishing urban farms to supply locally grown food.The cost of meeting the urban infrastructure requirements of the world’s cities between 2000 and 2030 is estimated at $40 trillion – both through the building of new infrastructure or retrofitting existing facilities, the report states.“Older cities may have to retrofit and replace inefficient infrastructure into which they have been locked for decades to achieve decoupling, but newer and expanding cities have the advantage of flexibility. They can ‘get it right’ the first time,” said the Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Joan Clos.“In an era of rising energy prices, an early transition to systems that consume increasingly cheaper renewable energy sources will pay off quickly,” Mr. Clos said. The report also provides recommendations for city planners to minimize environmental damage and maximize the potential for using resources more sustainably. read more

ITV have cancelled a documentary about Fred and Rose West “for legal reasons” just hours before it was due to air.The programme was set to feature Sir Trevor McDonald bringing a new perspective on the brutal murders which horrified the nation.People at the heart of the shocking events in Gloucester were set to speak for the first time about the couple on Fred & Rose West The Real Story with Trevor McDonald.ITV pulled the show just hours before it was due to air, citing legal reasons for the change of schedule. It was replaced by an episode of Trevor McDonald’s Death Row.A spokeswoman for ITV said: “Broadcast has been postponed for legal reasons and the film will be scheduled for a later date.” The broadcaster would not give further details about the reasons for pulling the show, which was to suggest that Rose West was as violent as her murderous husband.Fred met Rose when she was 15 and he 27. The pair’s Gloucester home became the site of rape, murder and child abuse in a string of crimes to which Fred West confessed in 1994, before killing himself the following year. Tonight’s advertised documentary has been postponed for legal reasons and the film will be scheduled for a later date. Instead another chance to watch Death Row with Trevor McDonald.— ITV (@ITV) January 31, 2019 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

first_imgHaïti : l’épidémie de choléra inquiète l’OnuL’épidémie de choléra en Haïti ne montre aucun signe d’essoufflement, bien au contraire. Une situation qui pousse l’Onu a lancer aujourd’hui un important appel de fonds. Les Nations unies craignent de ne pas pouvoir endiguer la maladie.L’Organisation des Nations unies a lancé un appel de fonds d’urgence afin de venir en aide à Haïti, pays plus que durement touché par les catastrophes climatiques ces derniers mois, et aujourd’hui en proie à une importante épidémie de choléra. L’Onu aurait ainsi besoin de 120 millions d’euros le plus rapidement possible pour venir en aide aux Haïtiens et leur apporter des soins. Le dernier bilan en date fait état de 11.000 hospitalisations des suites de la maladie ainsi que 724 décès.L’Onu se dit préoccupée par la situation sanitaire du pays, et explique par le biais de la porte-parole du Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires : “Il nous faut absolument cet argent au plus vite pour éviter d’être dépassé par cette épidémie”. Le foyer de l’épidémie de choléra a été localisé dans le département de l’Artibonite tandis que la situation à Port-au-Prince ne cesse de se dégrader en raison des conditions précaires dans lesquelles vivent les habitants depuis les inondations et le passage de l’ouragan Tomas. Le Dr Claude Suréna, de l’Association médicale haïtienne, explique à l’AFP : “On craint vraiment une flambée qui serait assez importante vu les conditions dans les camps”. Médecins sans frontières est également sur place afin d’apporter son aide.Le 12 novembre 2010 à 19:14 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgElectronic Arts rachète l’éditeur de jeux PopCap Games Electronic Arts est sur le point de racheter l’éditeur de jeux pour mobiles et réseaux sociaux PopCap Games. Cette acquisition devrait être réglée en août prochain et se ferait pour un montant qui atteindrait entre 750 millions et 1,3 milliard de dollars, soit jusqu’à 925 millions d’euros.Electronic Arts confirme dans un communiqué la rumeur selon laquelle la firme s’apprête à racheter l’éditeur PopCap Games, spécialisé dans les jeux pour les téléphones mobiles et les réseaux sociaux. Ce rachat coûtera quelque 750 millions de dollars (environ 530 millions d’euros) à la société américaine. Electronic Arts versera 650 millions de dollars en numéraire et 100 millions de dollars en actions. Toutefois, cette somme pourrait être revue à la hausse. Si PopGames atteint des objectifs fixés au cours des deux années à venir, Electronic Arts devra s’acquitter de 550 millions de dollars supplémentaires.La société PopCap Games a été fondée en 2000 à Seattle. Elle a édité de gros succès comme le puzzle Bejeweled, le jeu Plants vs. Zombies, ou encote Peggle, Zuma et Bookworm, disponibles sur Facebook et sur smartphone. En 2010, elle enregistrait un chiffre d’affaires de plus de 100 millions de dollars, contre moins de 20 millions cinq ans plus tôt. Son rachat par Electronic Arts devrait être finalisé le mois prochain. “En travaillant avec EA, nous allons étendre nos jeux et services pour les rendre plus sociaux, plus mobiles, et pour offrir un plaisir encore plus grand, à un public mondial” se réjouit David Roberts, le PDG de PopCap, dans le communiqué.Le 15 juillet 2011 à 09:47 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_img PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site Stay on target In case you didn’t notice, today is Friday the 13th—the unluckiest day of the year.The superstition (paraskavedekatriaphobia, by its scientific name), with roots in the Bible, has been blamed for many a grim and unexplainable occurrence.But fear of, well, fear itself doesn’t hold a candle to Americans’ greatest anxieties, as compiled by Chapman University.In May, a random sample of 1,207 adults from across the US were asked to assess their level of fear (“afraid” or “very afraid”) about 80 different scenarios across a variety of topics, from crime and the environment to technology and the government.The results are not surprising:Corrupt government officials: 74.5 percentAmerican Healthcare Act/Trumpcare: 55.3 percentPollution of oceans, rivers, lakes: 53.1 percentPollution of drinking water: 50.4 percentNot having enough money for the future: 50.2 percentHigh medical bills: 48.4 percentThe US getting involved in another world war: 48.4 percentGlobal warming and climate change: 48 percentNorth Korea using weapons: 47.5 percentAir pollution: 44.9 percent“The 2017 list of fears clearly reflects political unrest and uncertainty in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as president,” the University said in a blog post.Increased tensions with North Korea, proposed changes to healthcare, and (at the time), discussions of the US leaving the Paris Climate Accord stirred up different worries among Americans this year.Results spread across the board—brown for government, green for environment, blue for economic, and yellow for man-made disasters (via Chapman University)By contrast, many people in 2016 cited terrorism, restrictions on firearms, the death of loved ones, an economic/financial collapse, and identity theft among their top concerns.This marks the first time environmental issues have cracked the survey’s top 10 terrors.“What is, perhaps, most striking about American fear in 2017 is that environmental fears … figure more prominently than ever before,” the blog said.Since his inauguration in January, Trump ordered the US Environmental Protection Agency to not enforce major pollution laws, withdrew the “Waters of the United States” and “Stream Buffer” rules, and fired the EPA’s entire Science Advisory Board.Glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking, has long been quoted as humans’ No. 1 fear. According to this survey, though, only 20 percent of people admitted to the anxiety.Similarly scary situations—including encounters with clowns, zombies, and ghosts—landed at the bottom of the list, alongside the sight of blood and animals (dogs, rats, etc.), each counting fewer than 10 percent of responses.Check out the full list online.Chapman University also provides in-depth reports on America’s fear of extremism and the threat to national security, the country’s knowledge of disaster preparedness (or lack thereof), and paranormal beliefs.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

first_imgEnglish Championship side West Brom are reportedly not one of the clubs who have lodged an official complaint surrounding Leeds United’s ‘spygate’ scandal.Birminghammail reports that apart from West Brom, Aston Villa and Birmingham City are also included in the list of clubs who are not interested in lodging a complaint against Leeds United.Eleven Championship clubs have demanded that Leeds disclose all of the details obtained through their ‘spying’ with all times and dates submitted.The clubs also demanded that the embattled Leeds Utd should reveal the identity of any ‘spies’ and any payments made to any individual.videoAshley Cole announces his retirement from football Andrew Smyth – August 18, 2019 Former Arsenal and Chelsea star Ashley Cole has confirmed his retirement from football at the age of 38.The ‘Spygate’ scandal started with Derby County calling the police with a complaint of a person watching their training session.Leeds manager later called a Press conference where he revealed he had previously spied on all of his Championship opponents.The EFL has not released any official statement on the issue yet.last_img read more

first_imgReal Madrid was defeated 2-1 by Girona today in the Spanish La Liga tournament, making title-chances more difficult.Real Madrid is currently in the third position of the Spanish La Liga tournament with 45 points.Los Blancos are nine points behind leaders Barcelona and two behind second-place Atletico Madrid.And after today’s lost 2-1 against Girona, the team is still not losing any hope.“There’s always the league,” coach Santiago Solari told Four Four Two.“We have to get up quickly and keep going, all three competitions are still open for us.”“We came from a very hard journey, we paid for that effort. We tried to overcome, to be fresher with the changes, but we did not achieve it,” he added.“It is always a cliche to think about the one who is not in [the team].”Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“We have to face what we are in. This is a squad with great players, it did not come out and that’s it,” he commented.“Football is a collective sport and the field is covered with all the players,” he said when asked if Madrid’s defensive problems stemmed from their left.”“Girona came out very well, very strong and they grew in the second half. We did not find the depth when we were dominated,” the manager concluded.The next four matches for Real Madrid will be very difficult, as they are set to visit Levante next Sunday, before playing against Barcelona in the Copa del Rey Semifinal second leg.Then they will play against the Blaugrana once again but in La Liga, and against Ajax in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 leg two.💬 Solari: “We will continue to fight for all three titles.” #HalaMadrid— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) February 17, 2019last_img read more

first_imgSheffield-based healthcare organisation B Braun Medical has hosted a learning and personal development week for its 1,400 employees.The Learnfest Week, which was held between 11 and 15 June 2018, was designed to encourage employees towards lifelong learning opportunities, support personal development and drive improvements in productivity.Over the course of the week, employees were able to participate in a range of activities and classes. These included knitting competitions, mindfulness workshops, brain teaser puzzles and a ‘test yourself’ session.The organisation also held classes on innovation techniques, time management and computer skills, and hosted a ‘drum up some music’ event.Sam Fairbanks, learning and development adviser at B Braun Medical, said: “This is the third time that we’ve run Learnfest and the week has been another great success. Every year, we try and make it as diverse as we can by incorporating different aspects and ensuring there’s something for everyone.“It’s been so much fun, at one point we even had break dancers getting people up from their desks to join in with some dancing. It’s a great way of getting people up and about and trying something a bit different at work.“This time around we also wanted to incorporate activities we felt were essential to not only support our employees but to help drive our business goals. For example, we included a full patient pathway experience so our employees could understand all the elements that are crucial within our support of the [National Health Service] and the growing demands it faces, and held sessions by guest speakers who were able to inspire and engage on key topics for our industry.”last_img read more

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (WSVN) –Police have two students in custody who fled from Miami Carol City Senior High School and ran toward a field. Police believe at least one of them may have carried a gun.According to the school board, late Friday morning, the school received phone calls about students who were suspiciously exchanging book bags. The school immediately called police, who then responded to the scene.Once several Miami-Dade Schools Police units and administrators arrived, the two students were questioned. As they were being questioned, the students suddenly fled and ran onto the school’s baseball field. According to the school board, at least one of the students ran into a nearby neighborhood. Nearly an hour later, the two students were detained. They are being questioned at this time.At some point, police believe, there was a third student involved, which is what prompted police to put up a perimeter in search of the supposed third student. “I was in the automotive class, and next thing you know you just see two helicopters flying around and you just see cops,” said a student who witnessed the search before his school was placed on lockdown.Carol City High School, Carol City Middle School, and Carol City Elementary School were then all locked down during the search for the third student, but the lockdowns were soon lifted. “They said we’re doing a code red,” said a student.“Being on lockdown, like, it was really scary, because I was in the bathroom,” said another student. “So, it was just very scary for me.”It has since been determined that there was no third student involved. K-9 police officers were sent to search the area, but no weapons have been found.Students and faculty continued their school day as they normally would, but it was definitely a day full of excitement. “It has just been crazy all around the school,” said another student. “Rumors being passed around, different kinds of rumors, it’s going all the way around the school.”The investigation remains ongoing.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgDr. Allia Carter and author Omar Tyree speak about helping young men of color succeed. Hillman/KSKAData from the state’s Department of Education and Early Development show that students of color drop out of high school at higher rates than white students. Anchorage’s chapter of the NAACP is trying to change that.  They hosted a community meeting on Wednesday night where a crowd  the Anchorage School District Boardroom to start a dialogue about helping young men of color succeed. Community members asked questions of two experts who have led programs to help young black men in the United States.When the moderator asked what the community should do if they find the district is resistant to change or says there isn’t a problem, a murmur of recognition ran through the crowd. Parent Chrystel Bankhead-Scott nodded, wanting solutions. She says she feels like her son is being tracked and given fewer educational choices, though she says she doesn’t know if it’s linked to race.“That’s why I’m here today,” she said after the meeting.  “I’m so disappointed. In fact it’s mind blowing. I was shocked about what we were going through.”Bankhead-Scott says she’s worried that other students are also being impacted.Dr. Allia Carter is the interim vice president of student affairs at Darton State College in Georgia and was one of the speakers. She says schools are so institutionalized that it’s hard for teachers and administrators to form authentic relationships with the students. She says the solution starts with meeting the kids where they’re at as individuals.“It’s all really about building that relationship. So the moment you connect with that child and you can truly see that they’re learning and inspired and want to learn, keep that going and stay motivated with that.”But the solution needs to go beyond traditional teacher-parent-student relationships. Carter says it needs to involve the whole community.The schools “need to reach out to the advocates for those children. Some times they’re not parents. They might be people who are affiliated with faith-based organizations, their youth organizations, their parks and rec departments. Those kind of people. And I think it’s time for all of us to step up and respond to our community’s needs.”Community member and parent Adrienne Reed says it’s time to stop talking and start reaching out.The conversation “needs to go to the junior highs and the high schools. The counselors, the community leaders, go into the classrooms, pull these young men out and ask them, ‘What is the disconnect? Why are you out here doing things that we shouldn’t be doing when you have so many other opportunities? What are we, as adults, as your community doing to fail you?’ Don’t just shove money down their throats, don’t just shove education down their throats. See what it is that they need.”Reed says she’s ready to start knocking on doors and helping the young men of Anchorage.last_img read more