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January 1, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgStern Center addresses Workplace Challenges at Gallagher, Flynn’s HR ForumBlanche Podhajski, Ph.D., President of the Stern Center for Language and Learning in Williston, presented “Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficits in the Workplace” on September 3rd at the HR Forum at Gallagher, Flynn & Company, an independent a business consulting and CPA firm in Burlington. Human resources professionals from educational, financial, and nonprofit companies attended the presentation, which offered insights to help employers work more effectively with staff members who have learning differences.The Stern Center for Language and Learning is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to helping children and adults reach their full potential. Through high-quality direct service, professional development and research, the Stern Center is committed to enriching the lives of learners, because all great minds don’t think alike.last_img read more

December 19, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgRules would require screening July 1, 2005 Regular News A special Bar committee has recommended three rule changes to the section of Bar rules that allows law students and those waiting to take the bar exam to be interns for public agencies or nonprofit organizations.The panel was formed in response to concerns expressed by Justice Fred Lewis that interns were not being well screened under current rules. That resulted in some interns with criminal records being placed with state attorneys, and other similar problems.Board member Robert Rush, who chaired the special committee, presented its findings at the board’s June meeting.The proposed changes:• Require prospective in-state interns have made application for Bar admission and have an initial character and fitness clearance from the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.• Clarify that legal aid organizations that use interns must exclusively serve the indigent.• Add a rule section that provides that after an intern graduates from law school, any continuing internship terminates if he or she fails any part of the bar exam. Interns are already required to take the next available exam after their graduation.The recommended changes have been sent to Justice Lewis in a letter from Rush following the board’s acceptance of the committee’s recommendations. The committee’s transmittal presumes full court consideration of any changes, and further opportunity for public comment before any amendments would be adopted.center_img Rules would require screeninglast_img read more

December 18, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police are investigating a failed child abduction at Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream Thursday in which the suspect yelled “Give me the baby” to a mother inside a restroom while trying to grab the tot. Police said a mother was tending to her one-year-old child inside a Kohl’s restroom at 10:45 a.m. when a woman commented “That is a beautiful baby.” The suspect approached the woman and repeatedly said “Give me the baby” while grabbing the tot’s arm. The mother pushed the woman’s arm and was able to exit the restroom safely before notifying security. The suspect, described as Hispanic and five-feet, five-inches tall with long blonde hair wearing a blue jacket, yellow shirt and multi-colored skirt, was last seen leaving Kohl’s in a black livery cab. Police said the investigation is ongoing. Detectives ask anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls are anonymous.last_img read more

October 20, 2020 | |Post a Comment

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October 19, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgOnline booking company Traveloka, in cooperation with state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II, is distributing thousands of N95 respirators to passengers from Feb. 4 to 6 at international departure terminals 2F and 3 of Soekarno-Hatta airport in an effort to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).N95 respirators are a type of face mask that have been proven effective at filtering very small airborne particles of 0.3 microns, according to the US Food and Drug Administration.The masks are being distributed to outbound passengers who present their boarding passes to the Traveloka teams posted in the boarding lounge of the terminals. Passengers bound for Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Taipei, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Tokyo and Singapore are eligible to receive the free masks. “We are concerned about the current situation and hope it will improve,” Andhini Putri, the head of marketing at Traveloka Indonesia’s transport division, said in a press release made available to The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.“The safety and convenience of tourists, especially [Traveloka] customers, is our first priority,” she said.“As a gateway of tourist exchange, we hope this initiative will protect Soekarno-Hatta International Airport from the spread of the coronavirus,” Febri Toga Simatupang, PT Angkasa Pura II’s senior manager of branch communication and legal, said in the press release. (gis)Topics :last_img read more

October 6, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgNerea Urquiza and her fiancee Andrew McPike have a baby on the way, are newly engaged and have just purchased their first property together. Picture — Mark CallejaA FINANCIAL expert has warned that as long as Millennials aren’t prepared to give up the lifestyle they currently enjoy they probably won’t own a home.AMP Advice financial adviser Anthony Jones said if they wanted to get a foot on the rung of the property ladder something had to give and the first place they needed to start looking at was their finances.He said owning a property didn’t have to mean doing nothing else — you could have it all, to a certain extentHis tips for those who want it all — property ownership and a life — are:1. To take a good look at your property wishlist, do you really need all the high-quality fixtures and fittings in your home or should you buy something more low-key?2. Have you taken into consideration the cost of rates and utilities when looking at what you can afford?3. Are you living off your credit cards? If so, this might not be the right time to take out a mortgage.4. Do your lifestyle wants marry up with paying off a mortgage or is home ownership actually not for you? 5. Do you need to have that $40,000 wedding or $10,000 engagement ring or would you rather spend that money on a property? One couple who are pulling in the budget reigns to own their first home are Nerea Urquiza and her fiancee Andrew McPike.Ms Urquiza, who is now 32 weeks pregnant, and became engaged to Mr McPike, in November said the couple had to make some tough financial decisions to buy their apartment at Gasworks Residences in Newstead.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoGasworks Residences in Newstead have provided a homeowner dream for Nerea Urquiza and her fiancee Andrew McPike.She said their wedding, later this year, would be quite low-key to cater for their move into their apartment in April next year.“We’ve definitely had to make sacrifices, you want everything, to enjoy life, go out for dinners, travel but something has to give sometimes,” she said.“If you choose to live like that then you have to be okay with it taking longer to save for a house deposit.” Mr Jones said it was important to plan your lifestyle not your mortgage repayments.“People really need to sit down and think about the long-term implications of their choices,” he said.“Because people don’t set themselves a pathway and some goals they tend to do something and then work out if they can afford it later.“My job has become more about lifestyle management than financial management where I need to help people sit down and think about the implications of having a wedding, stopping work to have children, buying a house etc.”Mr Jones said while the great Australian dream was to own your own home, it was becoming increasingly out of reach and decisions needed to be made.“The environment we’re in isn’t really helpful for first home buyers at the moment,” he said. “There are low interest rates and easy credit but the problem is that wages aren’t rising but the gap is rising between peoples ability to repay the debt they have to take to get into the housing market., let alone saving enough for a deposit.”last_img read more

October 6, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgSouth City Square has taken out a major award.A Brisbane lifestyle precinct has taken out a top gong at the 2018 Asia Pacific Property Awards.Pellicano and Perri Projects’ $600 million South City Square development at Woolloongabba recently won the Residential High-Rise Architecture category for one of its six residential buildings, New Deshon. New Deshon, which is now complete, was launched to the market in 2015 and quickly sold out to local owner-occupiers and investors. More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoPellicano development operations manager Michael Kent said they were thrilled with the award.“South City Square was first conceived as a community within a project, designed with all the everyday amenity and facilities residents would need, like shopping precincts, restaurants, specialty shops and large public spaces, all within the one vertical community,” he said.“The award recognises our holistic approach to property development where careful consideration of design, functionality and lifestyle forms the crux of our projects.”Offering one, two, and three-bedroom options, New Deshon offers hotel-style services including a concierge, with the apartments featuring terraces, Calcutta stone countertops, metallic black elements and integrated European appliances.Resident amenities include a rooftop pool, terrace, infra-red sauna, barbecue and outdoor dining areas.The latest award comes after the same project, which is ongoing, won for best overall mixed-use development at the same awards in 2017.last_img read more

September 25, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgSEMPOinvolves the PNP and several battalions of the AFP. Its second version – theOplan Sauron – was launched on March 30, 2019.      MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the ArmedForces of the Philippines (AFP) were urged to conduct their own investigationinto the spate of killings in the provinces of Negros Island. “Thelaunching of these two police-military operations saw the further escalation ofkillings in the two provinces. To say that the period between October 2018 andJuly 2019 was bloody is a gross understatement,” the report said.   Thecommittee report said six persons were killed, while 31 others were arrestedduring the period. Therecommendations were made after a hearing on Aug. 27, 2019. Amongthe fatalities were Reneboy Fat, Demetrio Fat, Jaime Revilla, Dondon Isugan,Jun Cubul, and Constancio Languita.center_img Thereport said the killing incidents between Oct. 2018 and July 2019 escalated atthe time of the Simultaneous Enhanced Managing of Police Operations (SEMPO)which was launched on Dec. 27, 2018.         “ThePNP and the AFP should conduct an internal investigation and gather evidencefor possible filing of administrative and criminal liabilities against policeand military personnel involved in the implementation of ‘Oplan Sauron’ forpossible human rights abuses and/or violations of law, if any,” a report by theSenate committees on Public Order and Safety as well as on Justice and HumanRights said. Thejoint Senate panel also recommended a probe into the members of anti-communistvigilante groups, such as Kagubak, which were allegedly involved in a series ofkillings./PN Thejoint panels added many of those killed and arrested were affiliated withKilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas and Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper atOperators Nationwide.last_img read more

September 23, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgVersailles, In. — The Ripley County Chamber of Commerce has recognized the Ripley County Department of Parks and Recreation as the March Member of the Month!The Ripley County Fair began in 1874, when the Ripley County Agricultural Association, with objectives “to promote and encourage agricultural and mechanical arts, domestic manufacturers, and kindred industries”, purchased twenty acres of land in Osgood.  Now, 145 years later that same land is still used to host the Ripley County 4-H fair, the FARM Club antique farm show, a Fourth of July celebration, horse shows, racing and other civic events.  The oldest structure still standing on the premises is the historic 112-year-old grandstand that was built in 1907.In 1993, the Ripley County Agricultural Association gave the Ripley County Commissioners the Ripley County Fairgrounds.  The Ripley County Park Board was formed as a five member body responsible for the task of upgrading the facility and turning the Fairgrounds into a community park.  A fulltime Park Manager and part-time employees maintain the Park.The Board has managed over a million dollars worth of grant monies, donations, and public funds for the improvement of the grounds and its structures.  Those funds came from sources such as: the Rising Sun Regional Foundation; the Lily Foundation; the Gilmore and Gold Reynolds Foundation; the Build Indiana Fund; the Ripley County Community Foundation; the Ripley County Council; the Ripley County Commissioners, and many local non-profit organizations and individuals who continue to utilize the park.last_img read more

September 18, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgIndyCar donates $1 million to establish diversity program INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway are making an active effort to increase diversity throughout the industry with a $1 million donation to a new “Race for Equality & Change” initiative. The initiative will support both internal and external programs. IndyCar does not have any Black drivers. Bubba Wallace is the only full-time black driver in NASCAR’s top Cup Series. The initiative announced before Saturday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is aimed at both developing diversity within the sanctioning body and at the speedway, as well at the grassroots racing levels. F1-AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX Pacesetter Serpentine goes wire-to-wireEPSOM, England (AP) — The first English Derby to take place without spectators has taken a surreal turn as 25-1 shot Serpentine went out as the pacemaker and was never caught for a stunning six-length victory at an empty Epsom Downs. The nature of Serpentine’s wire-to-wire victory added to the bizarre feel of the 241st running of the classic. The course was fenced off and there were only a few hundred people on site at a prestigious event that usually attracts as many as 100,000 race-goers. Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien claimed a record eighth win in the race.It marked another triumphant day for O’Brien, who saddled the winner of the Oaks hours earlier. Race favorite Love was his eighth winner of the classic for fillies.MLB-BRUMMETT OBIT Ex-MLB pitcher Tyson Brummett, 3 others die in plane crashAMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — A former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher and three others died in a plane crash in rural Utah. The Utah County Sheriff’s Office says ex-pitcher 35-year-old Tyson Brummett of Salt Lake City was flying the small plane, which crashed near Box Elder Peak in American Fork Canyon just before 8 a.m. Friday. A witness said the plane went into a downward corkscrew motion as it crashed. TV station WPVI reports all four people on board did not survive. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating. NBA announces schedule for Florida scrimmagesUNDATED (AP) — The NBA announced the schedule Saturday for scrimmages at the Disney complex in Florida, with 33 games set for between July 22 and July 28.Each of the 22 teams that will be part of the season restart has been scheduled for three games.All three arenas at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex that will be used for the restart will also play host to the scrimmages.There will be between three and six games per day during that six-day span. The season will officially resume with the start of seeding games on July 30. Update on the latest sports July 4, 2020 Frances Tiafoe has coronavirus, exits Atlanta tennis eventATLANTA (AP) — Frances Tiafoe has tested positive for the coronavirus and withdrawn from the All-American Team Cup tennis tournament. He was scheduled to face Tennys Sandgren on Saturday in the weekend tournament in Atlanta involving eight top American men’s players.The event is allowing a limited number of fans and not requiring masks, though will provide them if requested.Tiafoe defeated Sam Querrey on Friday, but was showing symptoms after the match and a test was positive. He says he had tested negative for the virus as recently as a week ago.INDYCAR-DIVERSITY PROGRAM Johnson missing Brickyard 400 after testing positiveINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NASCAR’s extravagant weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been rocked by its first driver testing positive for the coronavirus. Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson will miss what was supposed to be his final Brickyard 400 as he quarantines following the Friday test result. He was asymptomatic but wife Chani had tested positive, so Johnson had himself checked. Johnson on Sunday had hoped to tie Jeff Gordon and Michael Schumacher as the only drivers with five victories at Indianapolis. Instead, Justin Allgaier will drive the Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 Chevrolet. INDYCAR-INDIANAPOLIS Manager Brian Snitker says the four players, including right-hander Touki Toussaint and infielder Pete Kozma, agreed to have the team disclose their positive tests.Snitker says Freeman had a negative intake test before having a positive test on Friday. Snitker said Freeman has a fever and “is not feeling great.” He says “it will be a while” before Freeman can return to the team.The Braves signed Smith, the former Giants reliever, to a three-year, $39 million deal in the offseason.MLB-BRAVES-NAMEBraves give no indication of considering name change Teams begin arriving at Disney for a brief quarantine followed by the start of their training camps on Tuesday.SOCCER-FC DALLASMLS tournament match postponed by Dallas positivesDALLAS (AP) — The MLS Is Back tournament match between FC Dallas and the Vancouver Whitecaps has been postponed after six FC Dallas players tested positive for COVID-19.The group stage match was scheduled to take place Thursday. MLS officials announced the postponement Saturday and said a new time and date would come later. Associated Press Tanaka’s hat flew off and he immediately collapsed to the ground, cradling his head at Yankee Stadium. Trainers quickly ran to Tanaka, who stayed down for a few minutes before sitting up.Trainers appeared to treat the left side of his head.Tanaka was helped to his feet and walked off the field with help.MLB-BRAVES-FREEMAN TESTS POSITIVEFreeman, Smith among four Braves testing positiveATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves four-time All-Star Freddie Freeman, premier reliever Will Smith and two teammates have tested positive for the coronavirus. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditYANKEES-TANAKA INJUREDYankees pitcher Tanaka hit in the head by drive from StantonNEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of slugger Giancarlo Stanton during live batting practice Saturday. It was a frightening scene during the team’s first official summer camp workout. Bottas takes pole position for season-opening Austrian GPSPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas has upstaged Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton by taking pole position for Formula One’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix. The Finnish driver edged out the world champion by .012 seconds at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. Red Bull driver Max Verstappen was back in third place and Lando Norris gave McLaren a boost by finishing fourth. Verstappen has won the past two years in Austria. Hamilton was chasing a record-extending 89th career pole. Ferrari struggled with Charles Leclerc nearly one second behind in seventh and Sebastian Vettel a miserable 11th.HORSE RACING-ENGLISH DERBY FC Dallas confirmed Wednesday that players had tested positive upon their arrival in Florida for the month-long tournament. The entire FC Dallas delegation is quarantining in their rooms at the walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.Vancouver’s team is scheduled to arrive in Orlando on Monday.MLS said the postponement would allow both teams to have additional training days in Orlando before opening tournament play.FC Dallas will now play its first tournament match July 15 against the Seattle Sounders.VIRUS OUTBREAK-TENNIS-TIAFOE Dixon takes first IndyCar Grand Prix winINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon retook the lead with 17 laps to go and pulled away from Graham Rahal to earn his first IndyCar Grand Prix victory. The five-time series champion beat Rahal to the checkered flag by 19.9469 seconds. It’s the first time in Dixon’s 20-year career he has opened the season with back-to-back victories. He won the season opener last month at Texas. Dixon, of Chip Ganassi Racing, also broke Team Penske’s five-year reign on the IndyCar GP title. Dixon’s 48 career wins are third all-time behind A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti.NBA ATLANTA (AP) — With teams in two pro sports taking a second look at names deemed offensive to Native Americans, the Atlanta Braves are giving no indication they are willing to consider a similar change.The Cleveland Indians said Friday they’re reconsidering their name following the furor over the NFL Washington Redskins name.The Braves released a statement saying the team “honors, supports, and values the Native American community. That will never change.” The Braves said they “have much work to do on and off the field.”The Braves have not said if they will encourage the tomahawk chop and chant by fans this season.NASCAR-BRICKYARDlast_img read more