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Your student government: Week of Action

first_imgCategories:SafetyCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail This week we want to bring awareness to the issue of sexual assault on college campuses around the country. Sexual assault is a horrendous crime that needs to end. Look out for those around you and make sure your friends, sisters, brothers, colleagues and fellow students get home safely. It is time to act. It ends with us.CU Student Government has been collaborating with other student governments throughout the Pac-12 to take a group stand against sexual assault on our campuses. By standing together, shoulder to shoulder, we are stronger. It Ends Here is a video made by your student governments addressing the issue of sexual assault on our campuses. Stand with your student government against sexual assault.This past Monday, Oct. 17, marked the first day of the University of Colorado Boulder’s 2016 October It’s On Us Week of Action partnership. It’s On Us is a national campaign to end sexual assault. It’s On Us aired a video during this past Saturday’s homecoming football game. To learn more about It’s On Us, click here and take the pledge to end sexual assault.Throughout the week there will be events for students to learn about sexual assault, ways to prevent it, and how to take action against it. CU Student Government will also be tabling this week in the UMC. Stop by and learn more about the issue of sexual assault on our college campus.Follow @CUSGBoulder on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information.center_img Published: Oct. 19, 2016 • By University of Colorado Student Government last_img read more

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HUSH Symposium to Focus on Children with Disabilities

first_imgHUSH Symposium to Focus on Children with Disabilities CultureMay 13, 2014Written by: Shari-Ann Palmer RelatedTeachers Encouraged to Foster Positive Environment for Children FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedJamaicans Urged to Beautify the Land This Labour Day RelatedChildren’s Advocate Cautions Schools Against Protecting Sexual Predatorscenter_img Story HighlightsThe Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) will host its fourth HUSH Children’s Symposium on Wednesday, May 14 at the Rex Nettleford Hall Auditorium at UWI.The symposium themed: ‘Disability, Equality and Accessibility’ will focus on: learning disabilities, mental health, visual impairment and deaf culture.This year’s staging is being held in association with the Nathan Ebanks Foundation, a non-profit organisation that offers support to the disabled community. The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) will host its fourth HUSH Children’s Symposium on Wednesday, May 14 at the Rex Nettleford Hall Auditorium at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.The symposium themed: ‘Disability, Equality and Accessibility’ will focus on: learning disabilities, mental health, visual impairment and deaf culture.The forum, which is an annual event, is part of the IOJ’s drive to change public perception toward persons living with disabilities, especially children.It also seeks to break the silence of children in addressing the various issues that affect them. This year’s staging is being held in association with the Nathan Ebanks Foundation, a non-profit organisation that offers support to the disabled community.Public Relations Officer at IOJ, Michka McCreath told JIS News that the inspiration for this year’s focus on children with disabilities came from the IOJ’s realisation that there is a need to focus on an area that will have significant national impact.Discussions between the IOJ’s Programmes Coordination Division and founder of the Nathan Ebanks Foundation, Christine Staple Ebanks, also influenced the area of focus.“A symposium on disabilities will definitely reach an audience that we have never captured before in this type of manner. We want people to understand that they (children with disabilities) are normal, they like to enjoy life, they are fun loving just like we are and we do not want them to feel different.  We want them to feel included in all of our activities and we want to make all the society a bit more inclusive…to them and their special needs,” said Miss McCreath.The symposium, she explained, will help to develop the potential of children, which is one of the core mandates of the Institute.“This is definitely the way forward in our vision because…we have a mandate to provide resources and information for children and children with disabilities are also under that umbrella and this is a way we have decided to get the information about their disabilities to a wider audience,” Miss McCreath expressed.Stakeholders in the education sector, including teachers and students are the main targets of the event because of their prolonged periods of interaction with children.Miss McCreath further noted that some teachers are unaware of the best methods of addressing the needs of students with disabilities, including how to tailor teaching material for this special group.“We are targeting students as well as those who are peers of children with disabilities so that they will understand how it is that they are to communicate with them so that they feel better appreciated,” informed the public relations officer.This year’s staging of the symposium will include participation from Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, along with several government and corporate entities including: the Ministry of Education, the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities, the Child Development Agency, the Jamaica Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, the Mico University College’s Child Assessment and Research in Education (CARE) Centre, and the Jamaica Association for the Deaf. Advertisementslast_img read more

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Four share Hyundai halfway lead

first_imgKAPALUA, Hawaii – Zach Johnson putted for birdie on every hole and made seven of them Saturday for a 6-under 67 that put him in a four-way tie for the lead after two rounds of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Johnson was halfway home to becoming the first repeat winner at Kapalua who wasn’t from Australia – Stuart Appleby and Geoff Ogilvy were the others. But not only is the first PGA Tour event of the year only through 36 holes, it’s extraordinarily crowded. Jimmy Walker dropped a stroke late and shot 68. Russell Henley got off to a sluggish start before a solid back nine for a 70. Sang-Moon Bae closed with eight straight pars for a 69. They joined Johnson at 11-under 135. Hyundai Tournament of Champions: Articles, videos and photos Scott Stalling was in that group until twice hitting into the bushes and tall grass – on his tee shot at the 17th and his second shot at the par-5 18th. Both cost him bogeys in a 70 that sent him spiraling down the leaderboard, just not very far. He was among 10 players separated by just two shots going into the third round. Five players, including Patrick Reed and Hideki Matsuyama, were in the group one shot behind. So much for this week being a working vacation along the western shores of Maui. These guys came to play. “I think it’s so competitive,” Henley said. “I think the way guys look at it now, it’s a great opportunity to have a good finish and get off to a great start, if not win.” Johnson got off to a great start last year when he won. That turned out to be his only victory of 2014, and he’s right back in the hunt again. His only bogey on another benign day above the blue Pacific was a three-putt on the eighth hole. He made birdie on all the par 5s, though the last one required a little more work. Johnson popped up his drive, which still went 294 yards because of the 150-foot drop from the tee to the fairway. He had to pound a 3-wood to get beyond the neck of the fairway, and then he flew his third shot beyond the flag. Shots like that used to roll off the back of the green. In soft conditions, this one stayed, and Johnson made a 15-foot putt to be the first to reach 11 under. Walker didn’t get away from his mistake late in the round. Adjusting for the severe drop in elevation over a gorge in front of the 17th green, he figured it was an 8-iron. The uncertainty was the wind, and not totally convinced of his club selection, he hit chunky and barely got onto the green. He three-putted from 70 feet, and then failed to birdie the 18th. Bae was the first player to get to 10 under, though his round slowed with one birdie on the back nine. Matsuyama and Charley Hoffman each shot 66 for the low rounds Saturday. Hoffman ran off seven birdies in an eight-hole stretch to share the lead, only to hit into the hazard on the 17th for a double bogey. He bounced backed with his seventh birdie of the back nine. Hoffman was the last player to qualify for this winners-only event with a victory in Mexico in November. The weather has been ideal for two days, with abundant sunshine and limited wind. The conditions are softer than usual because of spells of heavy rain in recent weeks. That might be contributing to a leaderboard that is bunched up heading into the final two rounds. Half of the 34-man field was within five shots of the lead.last_img read more

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Donegal hospitality sector says it’s ‘make or break’ time

first_img WhatsApp By News Highland – October 9, 2020 Previous articleBreaking: Government looking at extended mid-term breakNext articleDeputy First Minister self-isolating News Highland Facebook Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Donegal hospitality sector says it’s ‘make or break’ time A letter, representing 60 hospitality businesses in Donegal, has been sent to every TD in the county detailing that it is now ‘make or break’ time for the sector. Ahead of Budget 2021, the document outlines that 5,500 local jobs are at risk and urgent Government supports are needed.Prior to Covid-19, tourism businesses across Donegal supported 7,500 jobs and generated €249 million in revenues annually for the local economy.This year with local tourism struggling under immense financial difficulties, it’s estimated that almost 75% of those jobs are at risk:Failure to act now would do irreparable damage to the long-term viability of our industry and our ability to act as an engine for growth throughout the entire country. A severely devastated tourism sector would be a major loss both nationally and locally to our economy and wider society for many years to come. This can and must be avoided.Urgent and unprecedented intervention from the Government is now required to support tourism businesses and safeguard thousands of jobs throughout the sector. This must form a central plank of the upcoming Budget.Four Urgent Government Supports Required in this Year’s Budget:1. Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) – if jobs are to be retained, the EWSS rates of support must be increased to the previous TWSS levels of €350/€410 per week for businesses that can demonstrate a 50% reduction in turnover for a 12-month period to 31 March 2021. The period for calculating the existing 30% reduction should also be extended on a similar basis. This would make it possible for employers to retain staff during the difficult winter/spring months ahead and to facilitate training and upskilling structures designed to allow employees get personal benefit from this challenging period and to help the industry prepare for post Covid-19 recovery opportunities. Payments should be made on a weekly basis to assist with cashflow. The scheme should be continued until the impact of Covid-19 restrictions has fully abated.2. Reduction in Tourism VAT to 9% – permanent restoration to 9% to assist recovery and secure a viable and sustainable future for tourism. Reducing VAT will not only provide a stimulus in the Irish economy but also improve our competitiveness as an international tourism destination. VAT on Irish Hotels is currently the second highest in Europe and higher than 30 European Countries.3. Liquidity Measures – Additional liquidity measures are required to help fund hotels during the coming months as a result of the cash flow lost out due to Covid-19 restrictions, including an extension of the moratorium on bank term loans from 6 months to 12 months.4. Local Authority Rates Waiver – The waiver period should be extended for tourism businesses to coincide with business interruption due to Covid-19 and for a minimum of 12 months. After that, payment of local authority rates should be based on reduced levels of activity due to the crisis and until the industry has recovered. Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

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City view: Deirdre Hipwell

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One-Way Ticket

first_imgEach summer, many fish species visit the waters along the South Shore and Long Island Sound. Many of these fish are either here temporarily (migratory) or inhabit these waters year-round. They are here to feed on the abundance of food that thrives in our nutrient-rich marine environment. These fish will linger as they see necessary, feeding and accumulating the energy needed in preparation to migrate back to their wintering grounds, or venture offshore to hunker down for the winter.Another unique group of fish is here as well during the summer, and the fish are seldom seen because they hide and are not here on their own willpower. They are tropical fish, but unlike the other fish groups, they will not be able to venture back in the winter to their tropical marine habitats.These tropical fish arrive via the Gulf Stream. The Gulf Stream is a powerful, warm, and swift Atlantic Ocean current originating in the Gulf of Mexico, exiting through the Strait of Florida and flowing in a northerly direction along the southeastern coast of the United States and eventually passing Long Island 150 to 200 miles to our south.This flow of water is part of the greater North Atlantic Gyre, which is one of the five major oceanic gyres found throughout the world. This gyre includes systems of circular ocean currents that stretch across the North Atlantic from near the equator, almost to Iceland, and from the east coast of North America to the west coasts of Europe and Africa. As the Gulf Stream current flows, it influences the climate on Long Island and also brings us an array of tropical visitors.Every year in the Gulf of Mexico many types of tropical fish spawn, releasing free-floating eggs and developing larvae into the water column. As the Gulf Stream whips past these spawning grounds, it draws in anything in its path, especially young, developing fish that eventually find themselves drifting north and away from their home range. As these fish drift unwillingly along the east coast, they are pushed-out of the Gulf Stream current by large swirls of water known as eddies. These fish are then in a “race for time” to find a sanctuary and protection from predatory fish or birds. They dash and swim into our bays, harbors, and inshore waters, where they will stay and develop throughout the summer months.As we enter the summer season here on the South Fork, there is no better opportunity to grab your snorkel gear and flippers and head down to the bay and to try to view these wonderful creatures, such as the lookdown, trigger, banded rudder, Jack Crevalle, spot-fin butterfly, glass-eye snapper, or even a bigeye. I have seen all these fish mentioned many times here on the East End in eelgrass habitats and around bridge and dock pilings.When the local waters become cooler, these fish are triggered through their sensory systems to head back to a warmer environment and away from our inshore waters in search of the warm current that brought them here. As these fish swim offshore in search of this climate, they are preyed upon by migratory fish such as striped bass and blue fish. Those that make it back into the Gulf Stream will be heading in a northerly direction bringing them toward the frigid waters off Nova Scotia and Europe, where they will either perish due to the cold or be eaten by other predatory marine creatures.Before these fish depart on this one-way journey, jump in the water this summer and search for these colorful and temporary visitors here on the East End. “Staycations” are all the rage these days, so living in a beach town is a definite bonus, especially when the beauty of the Caribbean is practically in our own backyard.Frank Quevedo is the executive director of the South Fork Natural History Museum. Sharelast_img read more

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Kitts granddaughter joins the family tire business

first_imgLAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – JR’s Tires has added a woman’s touch to its La Follette tire shop.  After graduating from Campbell County High School in May, Jaylynn Kitts joined her grandfather, J.R. Kitts at his Highway 25W location (at West Beech Street).TOP PHOTO:  Jaylynn Kitts (L) and J.R. Kitts (R)J.R. said, “She’s learning the business and someday will carry it forward.”  He pointed to his right ear and told Jaylynn the first thing you need to learn is to listen to your customers; they’ll tell you what they need and want.Jaylynn is excited about her new career right out of high school and welcomes you by to see her.  JR’s Tires is open Monday through Saturday offering full automotive service, used car sales and, of course, full tire service from your lawn mower to your family car and anything in between.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/26/2019-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Charlie McCann of BetVictor makes Tipster Challenge debut

first_imgShare BetVictor boosts casino portfolio with EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine June 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit EveryMatrix ups CasinoEngine gamification tools with CompetitionLabs June 29, 2020center_img Share After taking a week’s break, the Tipster Challenge series resumes today at Nottingham for Week 12. In a big week for Racing, ahead of Saturday’s Grand National, we have Charlie McCann of BetVictor representing the table topping Guests.Charlie has worked for BetVictor since 2011, previously as the Director of Online Public Relations, before becoming Head of Communications in May 2015.An expert in the betting industry, Charlie has also worked for Stan James and 32Red, and he will be confident of out-tipping SBC News, Stephen Harris of bettingexpert and Timeform. BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 2:20SBC News: StratumEye catching debut at Newmarket and should be the star turn in the opener.bettingexpert: Able JackShowed ability in four starts as a juvenile and returns with his stable in terrific form on the all-weather.Timeform: StratumNewmarket debut effort in the autumn was a fairly-encouraging one, and with pedigree/connections offering plenty of hope for better still, he gets the nod to make a winning return.BetVictor: StratumThe once-raced Stratum shaped with promise on debut and is bred to be decent; Frankie Dettori takes the ride in a race that should again throw up some future winners.____________________________________2:50SBC News: A MomentofmadnessShowed great form in victory at Kempton just 3 weeks ago.bettingexpert: Mysterious LookWill be a lot fitter than most of these and that could pay dividends in very testing ground.Timeform: A MomentofmadnessProduced a much-improved performance when making a winning return to action at Kempton last month, and gets the nod in the hope he can prove as effective tackling vastly different conditions here.BetVictor: Mysterious LookHas had a recent run to her name, and showed some pretty decent form at Southwell twice in March.____________________________________3:20SBC News: Spirit QuartzReturns from a break, but won this race in 2013 and still has plenty to offer.bettingexpert: Spirit QuartzHas good form at this venue in the past and the booking of Atzeni really catches the eye on his first run for 251 days.Timeform: Poyle VinnieA potential match between Poyle Vinnie and Spirit Quartz on these terms, with the former preferred on the forecast heavy ground.BetVictor: Blithe SpiritA bit of an outsider, but enters fresh and came 2nd in this race a year ago.____________________________________3:50SBC News: Clever CookieIdeal soft conditions; clearly the classiest and most in-form horse in the field.bettingexpert: First MohicanIs not getting any younger but has race fitness on his side in what is likely to develop into a real war of attrition.Timeform: Clever CookieGoes well fresh and has his ideal conditions, so should prove too classy for this lot, especially with main form-rival Seismos returning from a lengthy absence.BetVictor: Clever CookieNow an 8-year-old but was, arguably, better than ever last season, goes well fresh, loves cut in the ground and I would be disappointed if he didn’t make a winning reappearance for Peter Niven.____________________________________4:25SBC News: GreensideWon on the soft ground with his 1st run of 2015, and repeating the feat in 2016 would be no surprise.bettingexpert: Simply ShiningShaped better than the bare result on numerous occasions last season and looks well handicapped here if handling the heavy ground.Timeform: GreensideMade light of an absence when an impressive winner at Newmarket last autumn and can show his subsequent effort on AW to be merely a blip and get back on the up on his return to action.BetVictor: GreensideHad six months in his box with a plate in his leg before winning a Newmarket Handicap on soft ground back in October by a long looking five lengths.____________________________________4:55SBC News: MotdawWasn’t beaten by much on soft ground at Brighton and taken to improve on disappointing last showing at Newmarket in October.bettingexpert: MotdawCaught the eye as a juvenile and will find this a lot easier than his final start at Newmarket last season.Timeform: HijranBred to be better than this grade, and though she lasted only 3 runs for William Haggas, it could be significant that her powerful connections have kept the faith.BetVictor: HijranSteady improver and deserves consideration despite a break of nearly 5 months.____________________________________5:25SBC News: GawdawpalinWon on good to soft ground at Windsor and did enough to suggest he could stay the increased distance.bettingexpert: Match My FireRepresents very astute connections and looks to have got into this lightly on handicap debut.Timeform: GawdawpalinThis step up in trip should suit Gawdawpalin, who was caught further back than ideal when third in a Chelmsford nursery on his final run of 2015.BetVictor: Purple RavenBred to appreciate this step up in trip having shaped with promise in three starts over 7f and a mile as a juvenile.____________________________________last_img read more