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One Week to Go: the spectacle of British boarding schools returns to the United Arab Emirates

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Jesse Elzinga, Principal, Sevenoaks School

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IB or A-level: what is right for your child?

Ruth Burke, Director, Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai

Mark Lauder, Principal of Strathallan School

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Make the move, how to prepare

William Petty with Neil Hawkins, Global Director of Concord College International

saturday 27 november

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Boarding options worldwide: Malaysia and UK

Marlborough Malaysia & Lancing

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IB or A-level: what is right for your child?

Ruth Burke, Director, Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai

Mark Lauder, Principal of Strathallan School

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When is the right time to take action?

William Petty with Fiona Gordon, Admissions Tutor, Millfield Prep School

After a period of lifting the lid on the complexities of schooling, with students around the world forced to be homeschooled, the nature of independent education has come to light. At the show, parents can understand the real value the UK School can offer, especially the nature of critical thinking and the rigor of independent analysis that are so vital to future employers and success in the workplace. modern work. At the fair, parents have personal access to the administrative directors and principals of each of the participating schools and can gain invaluable and first-hand insight into school entry requirements.

David Wellesley Wesley, Founder of The British Schools Show comments: “Over the past 18 months; in a time of unprecedented societal upheaval, parents needed to become teachers and now understand exactly how their children learn. This has raised the question of what the future model of schooling looks like and how educational institutions can embrace technology, flexibility, and introduce individualized programs into the classroom. Character, well-being, group work, debate, public speaking, punctuality, honesty, self-presentation are now areas of interest and we invite parents residing in Dubai to visit the British Boarding Schools Show to browse through this new normal.

Registration, including all seminars and conferences, is free for participants.

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Friday November 26, 2021: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Sheraton Hotel, Mall of the Emirates Saturday November 27, 2021: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Sheraton Hotel, Mall of the Emirates Hotel

This event is open to the public and tickets are free with online registration.

www.schoolsshow.com

Exhibitors for the British Boarding Schools Show 2021 include:

Ackworth School

Aiglon College

Amadeus International School Vienna

Ashbourne College

Badminton school

St-Charles College and High School

Concord College

Culford

College of Fettes

Gresham’s

San Petricio Toledo International School

King’s Taunton

King’s College, The British School of Madrid

Lancing College

Marlborough College

Millfield Preparatory School

Millfield School

Queen Ethelburga

Rossall School

Royal Alexandra and Albert

The Royal Masonic School for Girls

Rugby School

Saint-Anselme School

Sevenoaks School

International School of Sotogrande

St Edmunds College and preparation

Cantebury of St Edmund

Stonyhurst College

Strathallan

Wycliffe College

About the British Boarding Schools Show:

At the British Boarding Schools Show, we bring together our largest selection of speakers and schools, offering

parents a unique and free opportunity to get all their education questions answered under one roof. Over the past decade, we have connected thousands of families with schools that have shaped the lives of their children.

As the UK’s largest open school day, the British Boarding Schools Show annually hosts 200 of the top schools in Battersea Park for an informative and dynamic event to meet the top admissions teams; talking with heads; find out about the entry requirements at all stages; and explore scholarships and scholarships. The British Boarding Schools Show has been held in London for 13 years and has since opened in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Milan and Istanbul.

For more information please contact:
Anisha Sharma | TOH Public Relations
[email protected] | +971 4382 8900

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Ancient Spanish resin harvesting practice could be the key to the energy future

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Guillermo Arránz spends his days in a forest pruning pines to extract what is for him liquid gold.

Some might see it as lonely and grueling work, but for Arránz it brings great satisfaction. He is his own boss and spends his days enjoying nature.

Arranz is one of the Spanish resineros, or resin extractors, whose centuries-old practice is to bleed trees with their milky sap.

This simple practice has taken on new importance as Spain struggles to cope without any natural energy source. Energy analysts say pine resin could be the new oil.

The resin can be used to create plastics, varnishes, glues, tires, rubber, turpentine, and food additives, much like petroleum.

With around 18 million hectares of forest, Spain has the largest forested area in Europe after Sweden and Finland. Along with Portugal, it is the third largest producer of pine resin in the world after China and Brazil.

Spain has been pushing to explore alternative energy sources, especially after Algeria – Spain’s main gas supplier – halted natural gas deliveries last month by one of the two submarine gas pipelines due to the escalation of the dispute between Algeria and Morocco.

The Maghreb-Europe pipeline crosses Morocco towards Spain. Flows through a second pipeline, the Medgaz pipeline which directly links Algeria to Spain, have remained uninterrupted. Spanish officials, however, feared they were insufficient to avert an energy shortage at a time when Spain is already grappling with soaring fuel costs.

Protesters demand action to control the price of electricity in Barcelona, ​​Spain, November 6, 2021.

To find other sources of energy for the future, the Spanish government has made the promotion of renewables like solar and wind power a pillar of its policy as the world moves away from fossil fuels.

As part of this mechanism, Madrid launched a plan in March to restore the economic potential of its forests.

“We must encourage forests to be well maintained and managed because they are a source of job creation and the livelihoods of millions of people around the world depend on them,” said Teresa Ribera, Third Vice President and Minister of the Environment. .

Blanca Rodriguez-Chaves Mimbrero, a law professor at the Autonomous University of Madrid specializing in the protection of natural resources, especially mountains, waters and coasts, believes Spain is well placed to get most of its resources. pine resin which, she says, is of the highest quality in the world.

FILE - An environmental officer shows off his resin-stained gloves after picking up pine cones from Spanish fir trees (Abies pinsapo) on them to collect their seeds for reforestation in new areas of Andalusia, in the Natural Park and Biosphere of the Sierra de las Nieves reserve, in Ronda, southern Spain, on November 9, 2018.

FILE – An environmental officer shows off his resin-stained gloves after picking up pine cones from Spanish fir trees (Abies pinsapo) on them to collect their seeds for reforestation in new areas of Andalusia, in the Natural Park and Biosphere of the Sierra de las Nieves reserve, in Ronda, southern Spain, on November 9, 2018.

The oil of the future ”

“The world is looking for ways to replace the oil that will likely run out by mid-century. Resin is a means, ”she told VOA. “These living forests that consume emissions can provide renewable resources to replace petroleum products. “

She notes that the sticky and scent substance is an ingredient in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, glues, varnishes and is also used in construction.

Rodriguez-Chavez also said the pine resin industry, which currently only provides work for around 1,000 people, could help tackle the rural exodus, an issue that is central to politics. Spanish.

The work is intrinsically linked to the villages of Castilla y Leon in the north of Spain and to a lesser extent in Extremadura in the west of the country.

Over the past 50 years, the Spanish countryside has lost 28% of its population, according to the National Statistics Office. Only 15% of its inhabitants live in more than half of Spain.

Spain’s government pledged $ 11.9 billion in March for measures to improve rural business infrastructure to reverse a trend known as España Vaciada – or “Empty Spain,” which is also the name of a new political party.

The España Vaciada party could win 15 seats in the 350-seat lower parliamentary chamber in the next general election in 2023, according to a recent poll for El Spanish, an online newspaper, perhaps making its members kingmakers in a very divided parliament.

Arránz comes from a family of resineros, who passed on the know-how of extracting sap to four generations from his great-grandfather.

“Work is hard work. I work eight hours a day from Monday to Friday. But it gives me a feeling of freedom and I can be in the middle of nature, ”he told VOA.

“The beauty of pine resin is that it can be used to make a lot of different things, but it’s renewable. All these trees will grow back.

Arránz, who is vice-president of the National Association of Resin Collectors, works from February to November, collecting the milky white liquid from pine trees near his village Navas de Oro in Segovia, north of Madrid.

He collects 20,000 kilograms of resin per year but, realizing that he will never make a fortune in this profession, he supplements his income as a forest engineer.

Each kilogram sells for just $ 1.14 to local businesses who distill it into a material that can be used for commercial purposes.

Arránz removes the outer layer of tree bark, before nailing a plate to the trunk and a collection pot is hung on it.

He then makes diagonal incisions in the bark and “bleeds” the trees before the resin seeps into the pot.

“It’s nice to know that I’m sort of cultivating something that is healthy and that can also offer an alternative for the future,” said Arránz.

Some of the information in this report comes from Reuters.


Bellwether Culture and UZO Media Productions Team Up to Launch New NFT Community Land, UNREVEALED, at Miami Art Week 2021

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The first UNREVEALED will take place at the Kimpton Surfcomber, December 1-5 in South Beach

NEW YORK, November 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Bellwether Culture and UZO media productions today announced the launch of UNREVEALED (NRVLD.CO), a multi-day gathering during Miami Art Week. Enhanced by a dreamy beachfront setting, unparalleled hospitality, and cutting-edge events, UNREVEALED provides the ultimate mecca for creators, brands and investors to discuss, activate and collaborate on NFT projects.

Ready for revolutionary events, UNREVEALED has partnered with Basel Art favorite hotel in South Beach, Kimpton Surfcomber, to serve as a venue for the inaugural event on 1-5 December 2021.

“With the explosion of NFT technology in 2021 and Miami Being an epicenter of crypto, Art Week is poised to be the most important event of the year for the NFT community, ”said Uzo Oudu, founder and CEO of Uzo Media Productions. “UNREVEALED will be the place where community leaders and brands come together face to face to forge the partnerships that will move the space forward.”

Located beachfront in the heart of South Beach’s Art Deco District, Surfcomber’s unbeatable laid-back vibe, paired with its chic new design, is the perfect destination for attendees to immerse themselves in all things NFT and discover building opportunities with each other.

“It’s going to be an exciting week in Miami, and we are proud to partner with Bellwether and UZO to host this unique and innovative gathering for the NFT community, ”said

Mohan Koka, General Manager of the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel. “Kimpton Surfcomber will be an ideal base to deliver this experience during Miami Art Week. “

UNREVEALED participants and sponsors will have access to:

  • Daily health and wellness programs run by Dale moss, Founder, Moss Martin Media

  • Traditional Gallery Experience Made Easy by The Art Codes & Hip Artists Miami

  • Exclusive NFT Galleries organized by Blake jamieson & Mike O’Day by MintyGarden

  • Augmented reality installations by Pollinate.co

  • Unique music sets by DJ Madrid, Lauren Mayhew, Organicks, Nas10 and UZO

  • Live podcast recordings produced by Bellwether Culture

  • Private dinners, facilitated meetings and other networking events

  • An unparalleled ambiance and environment enhanced by the renowned and personalized hospitality of Kimpton Surfcomber, an unrivaled seaside setting and recently redesigned facilities.

  • A number of UNREVEALED surprises

“Our mission is to create an environment that fosters connections and education while providing unique musical, artistic and nightlife experiences that catalyze relationships between creators and Web3 communities,” said Pavan Bahl, CEO of Bellwether Culture. “If you’re looking to activate your community during Miami Art Week, we have a space and production available for you to host private dinners, social events and more. “

UNREVEALED will feature works by world-renowned artists and local legends, with artistic experiences led by: Daniella Wicki, Matt Chessco, Xhaguar, MS Fresh, Red king, Katherine udu, Painted prophet, Liliette Ferro, Babbu the Painter, Just to name a few.

Striving to be successful and create opportunities for future generations, UNREVEALED is also proud to announce a partnership with the organizations The Children’s Trust and Playing the Game of Life, to provide our young artists with educational and innovative programming opportunities. . The Children’s Trust is a dedicated revenue stream established by voter referendum to improve the lives of all children and families in Miami-Dade County. Copyright 2021 ©

For more information on UNREVEALED, visit https://nrvld.co/.
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Google concludes content agreements with German publishers | National / World

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BERLIN (AP) – Google on Friday announced that it had signed agreements with several major German publishers to avoid copyright disputes over the use of their material.

The internet giant said it has made deals with publishers, including the news weeklies Der Spiegel and Die Zeit, tech portals Golem and Netzwelt, as well as business publications WirtschaftsWoche and Manager Magazin.

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Grupo Empresarial San Jose SA: Financial Report 3 quarter 2021

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SABSTRACT RREPORT

AGGREGATE 3DR QUARTER 2021

English translation of a report originally published in Spanish. In case of discrepancy, the

The Spanish version prevails.

INDEX:

  1. Key Achievements
  2. Main consolidated figures
  3. Analysis by activity
  4. Consolidated financial statements
  5. Backlog
  6. Legal disclaimer
  7. Contact details

English translation of a report originally published in Spanish. In case of discrepancy, the

The Spanish version prevails.

1. MAIN ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE PERIOD

MAIN AWARDS

The main awards of Grupo SANJOSE during the third quarter of 2021 are as follows:

  • Sollube building in Azca – Madrid:
    Merlin Properties Socimi has entrusted SANJOSE Constructora with the general renovation and restructuring work of this important office building, with a built area of ​​approximately 40,000 m2, in the heart of Madrid’s business center, more precisely at 7, Plaza Carlos Trías Bertrán. The work to be carried out concerns the redevelopment and reinforcement of the foundations and the current structure, the demolition of part of the slabs, the interior fittings, the redevelopment of the fittings, etc.
  • Bandalux company building in Santiago de Compostela:
    Bandalux Industrial has entrusted SANJOSE Constructora with the construction work of its new company building of more than 9,000 m2 located on a large hilly terrain in the A Sionlla business park. It is a location that has been taken advantage of for the creation of unique premises, which simulate a split in two, distinguished by its exterior cladding and a central green space as a plant paradise.
  • Professional office building in San Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid:
    Rolinda Investments has entrusted SANJOSE Constructora with the execution of the structure of a new office building consisting of a total of 321 professional offices, garages, storage rooms and various community spaces, among which stands out a swimming pool.
  • Verdelago 5 * Resort in Castro Marim, Altura, Algarve (Portugal):
    Verdelago – Sociedade Inmobiliária awarded SANJ OSE Constructora Portugal the execution works of phase I of a tourist town of approximately 30,000 m2 of built area, on the seafront, consisting of 102 housing units, all the necessary infrastructure, an outdoor swimming pool, green areas and a wide range of services and equipment in various support buildings. The “new town” is located in a spectacular area of ​​the Algarve, surrounded by green areas and with direct access to the beach.
  • Holiday Inn Express Madrid Airport Hotel 3 *, in Madrid:
    Bartila Investments has entrusted SANJOSE Constructora with the construction work of a 3-star hotel very close to the Adolfo Suárez Madrid – Barajas international airport, with more than 11,000 m2 of built area, spread over 7 floors above ground, and which will mainly have 156 rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, parking and a garden.

English translation of a report originally published in Spanish. In case of discrepancy, the

The Spanish version prevails.

  • Padre Menni Psychiatric Clinic in Pamplona:
    Clínica Psiquiátrica Padre Menni awarded SANJOS E Constructora the demolition work Quarter of the old building and the execution of a new modern, flexible and functional clinic, with approximately 10,000 m2 of built-up area, increasing the number of beds from 103 to 139, and increasing the size of the rooms and, in general, of all clinic facilities.
  • Dom Pedro Residences in Quarteira – Loulé, Algarve (Portugal):
    Oceanico III – Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário Fe chado awarded SANJOSE Constructora Portugal the execution works of a tourist development on the seafront, with more than 23,000 m2 of built area, consisting of 83 housing units of different types, parking spaces, outdoor swimming pools and common areas.
  • Residence Odelania Huelva:
    Narvi Activos Inmobiliarios (Culmia) has entrusted Cartuja with the construction of a new residential complex, with a total of 86 housing units. It is an avant-garde building with simple lines, 10 floors above ground, with 2 basements for parking spaces and storage rooms, as well as a private courtyard with gardens.
  • Residencial Célere Laos Seville:
    Vía Célere Desarrollos Inmobiliarios awarded SANJOSE Constructora the construction work of a new residential complex consisting of 100 apartments and garages, in a 7-storey building with 2 basements and over 8,000 m2 of built-up area.
  • Residencial Castelo II in Oleiros, A Coruña:
    Maywood Invest (Vía Célere) has entrusted SANJOSE Constructora with the construction work of a new residential area of ​​over 11,000 m2 of built area, which includes 47 housing units, 94 parking spaces, 47 storage rooms and various common areas for leisure and recreation.
  • Residencial Gloria 21 in Lisbon (Portugal):
    Grand Loft Avenida has entrusted Construtora Udra with the renovation and extension work of an existing building at 21, Rua da Gloria St. in Lisbon, which will house 20 apartments, distributed in a 5-storey building.
  • Residence Campo das Cebolas 1-12 in Lisbon (Portugal):
    Inarkus entrusted Construtora Udra with the renovation work of a historic building in Lisbon, for the creation of a new residential complex consisting of 17 housing units and 5 commercial premises. The project is fundamentally different, in addition to adapting this building to new homes, by maintaining and enhancing its constructive and architectural characteristics.
  • Residencial Plaza Gipuzkoa 2, San Sebastian:
    Fornjot Activos Inmobiliarios, SL (Culmia) awarded EBA the construction of a new residential complex consisting of 15 housing units, 2 commercial premises, 18 parking spaces and storage rooms. The project provides for the complete renovation and enhancement of the original building, according to established requirements, in particular the protection of facades protected under the PEPPUC regime (special plan for the protection of urban and built heritage), as well as the construction of two additional basements to the existing one.

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The Spanish version prevails.

  • Faculty of Arts of the University of Granada:
    The University of Granada awarded SANJOSE Constructora the expansion works of the Faculty of Arts, consisting mainly of the construction of a module attached to the current building, with more than 2,000 m2 of built-up area, which will house the sculpture workshops, as well as the redevelopment of outdoor spaces which occupy an area of ​​approximately 4,200 m2.
  • ICL factory in Súria, Barcelona:
    ICL Iberpotash has entrusted SANJOSE Constructora with the expansion work of its Súria plant, with the aim of expanding its current production capacity, modernizing equipment and increasing efficiency levels. This expansion will have a direct impact on the different phases of the production process and, consequently, will affect several of the current buildings.
  • Pico de la Gorra de Enaire radio complex, on the island of Gran Canaria:
    Enaire has entrusted SANJOSE Constructora with the renovation works, the renovation of the equipment and the updating of the electrical installations to adapt them to the new energy needs of the Pico de la Gorra radio complex. The planned actions are located in the transmitters, the receivers and the energy centers, as well as in the antenna towers.
  • Photovoltaic installation for self-consumption in the Parque de Milagros School-Workshop, in Lugo:
    The City Council of Lugo has entrusted SANJOSE Constructora with the work for the realization of a photovoltaic installation for the production of electricity for self-consumption, in order to reduce its final energy consumption and its CO2 emissions, by improving its energy efficiency.

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“We create illusions and opportunities with sport and education” – CVBJ

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The Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, winner of twenty Grand Slam tournaments, assured this Wednesday that the objectives they had set with his Foundation, whose activity began eleven years ago, have been achieved, and underlined the ‘importance of “Creating illusions and opportunities through sport and education” for children and young people.

Nadal revealed that the reason for establishing the Foundation eleven years ago was “Try to help and give back to society all the luck we have and how he treated us in life. “

“I have always tried to participate in fundraising events and collaborations of different organizations, and at home I had the example with my mother, I have always seen her help by contributing of her possibilities. We wanted to allocate our efforts to projects that motivated us and that we believed could have added value, ”he said.

“We create illusions and opportunities and sport and education opens it up. Long-term projects have a stronger impact on society and I believe that the objectives of these years have been achieved, ”he declared.

Nadal, who during his speech cited as an example the project carried out in Annantapour (India) with the Vicente Ferrer Foundation or the Day Center managed in Mallorca, recalled that thanks to this commitment to society, more than seven thousand people have benefited.

The Mallorcan tennis player assured that the Foundation “The most important thing not to take a step back because there is a great responsibility, which is to always offer the best quality of service. “Our goal is to reach more and more people, in our case young people and children, but each new center must be maintained over time with the quality it requires,” he said.

The Rafa Nadal Foundation is involved in four projects around the world, with sport and education as central axes of its development.

One of the projects of the Rafa Nadal Foundation is called ‘NETS’ (Nadal Education Tennis School), in which serve 250 minors per year in South India thanks to tennis and English language and computer education activities in which more than 1,900 people participated.

Another project is “More Than Tennis” aimed at athletes with intellectual disabilities who train and play tennis in twenty schools across Spain, with 1,778 beneficiaries.

“Play and Study” is a scholarship project promote the athletic and educational talent of young people who wish to study at universities in the United States and which has benefited 53 boys and 62 girls.

Also the Rafa Nadal Foundation centers of attention to minors and families in vulnerable situations through sports, educational and psychosocial fields. For the moment, there are two in Mallorca and Valencia, with 1,668 beneficiaries, but a new one should open in the short term in Madrid, in the district of Usera, according to the director of the Foundation, Xisca Perello.

“This anniversary, without counting the pandemic, we are celebrating ten years at a difficult time because 31% of minors in Spain are threatened with exclusion and families find it increasingly difficult to provide additional training. We want to provide a safe environment, each of the children has potential, and we want to help them achieve what they have decided to do, ”said Xisca.

“Our commitment is long term and we will work with the same enthusiasm and the same will with which we have done it for years”, commented the director of the Foundation, who revealed the recent signature with UNESCO an alliance to work on common goals.


Northwest Business Files: Ash Integrated Services; Xploro; pro-manchester; ten locks; Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls

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Electricity, heating and plumbing service provider Ash Integrated Services has created eight jobs after being appointed by Lancashire County Council to provide scheduled and emergency heating and plumbing maintenance for hundreds of premises in the region.

The Atherton-based company will provide 24-hour mechanical heating system coverage on approximately 390 council-operated buildings in the northern half of the county, including schools, libraries and colleges for the next three years, with an extension option for two others. Ash was also awarded a contract to perform scheduled and emergency electrical maintenance on buildings across the county for two years, also with an option to extend for two more.

The newly created jobs include a number of help desk positions located at the company’s head office, as well as service engineer positions, which will be based in North Lancashire itself. Company Director Sean Jackson, who is himself part of the engineering team, said: “This new long-term contract will allow us to ensure that systems across the consulting industry are working. with optimal efficiency, with local engineers ready to respond to any emergency 24 hours a day.

“As a company that also specializes in renewable and low-carbon technologies, we also know that when you consider the entire lifespan of a product, properly maintaining equipment can help extend its lifespan. useful life and reduce overall emissions. “

In addition to traditional heating and electrical equipment, Ash Integrated Services installs and maintains photovoltaic solar panels, electric vehicle charging stations and other low carbon technologies.

Sean added: “As well as being a real benefit to North Lancashire, this contract is a potentially transformative step in the growth of Ash Integrated Services. By securing a significant volume of work in the longer term, we will also be able to develop our activity in renewable energies, which we aim to achieve up to half of total turnover in the years to come. “

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Physicians and clients of the Pediatric Oncology Day Care Unit

Manchester-based Xploro, a platform that uses augmented reality, gameplay and artificial intelligence to deliver health information to young patients, has secured a £ 100,000 loan from the Greater Manchester Export Fund, backed by the Recovery Loan Scheme and issued by the specialized lender GC Business Finance.

Founded as a solution to the lack of quality information available to prepare children for hospitalization, Xploro uses age-appropriate language and interaction paradigms to reduce treatment stress and anxiety and improve outcomes. clinical results. It has already used the funding to recruit four employees to support its expansion into international markets.

With significant experience in games and advertising, Rawad Abi Akar joined Xploro as Senior 3D Artist to create new environments for the platform, including content for African audiences and content that can explain intravenous injections. Madrid-based Kelvin Tavarez has been appointed Senior Director of Growth, where he will lead the acquisition of new businesses in the Spanish and US markets. Bryony Price joins as Head of Customer Success, where she will focus on helping her clients get the most out of the platform. In July 2021, Xploro appointed Joe Kemp as the head of software engineering to oversee the transfer of the platform’s outsourced operations with Pop Corporation, a Manchester-based digital agency, internally at Xploro.

In October 2021, Xploro announced that it was working with World Child Cancer to provide free access to its award-winning app to children in Ghana. Dom Raban, CEO and Co-Founder of Xploro, said: “We are delighted to welcome Rawad, Kelvin, Bryony and Joe to Xploro. They have already played a key role in supporting our international growth strategy, and we look forward to them taking us to the next level as we expand into new markets. The support we have received from GC Business Finance and the Greater Manchester Export Fund is second to none, and we are extremely grateful to Andy and his team for helping us grow globally.

Andy Nichols, Senior Director of Loans at GC Business Finance, said: “Helping Xploro on its international growth journey has been a pleasure. The technology is already having a positive impact on young patients in the UK, US, Africa and beyond, and has the potential to expand into more markets. We look forward to supporting Xploro and building further success stories with businesses in Greater Manchester that have rich export potential but may not necessarily be able to access export finance from traditional lenders in the near future.

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Anthony Morrow

No one should be left behind as the city rebuilds itself, pro-Manchester President Anthony Morrow said at the organization’s annual dinner last week. In his address, he drew a stark contrast between the sparkling debates of the evening and some of the frightening statistics that are a reality in the city, for example that one in three children lives in poverty and that although we may have shiny new buildings and commercial efficiencies at our disposal, not everyone has access to such luxuries.

Anthony then urged all businesses to play their part in filling these gaps and making sure everyone is involved in the story of the city’s future growth. He said: “We must include those who remain in our remarkable progress. “

Morrow, co-founder of OpenMoney, has encouraged Manchester companies to go beyond traditional thinking, adapt and keep pace with the change that lies ahead. He urged companies to rethink the way we work and engage young people in the labor market, saying: “Our ability to attract and retain talent from universities that now come from across the country is extremely important, but it Equally important is ensuring that those in the city itself also have the ability to access these fantastic services and opportunities, and this is unfortunately not always the case at this time.

“Our city is teeming with talented young people, providing apprenticeships, paid internships and other learning opportunities beyond college is crucial and it is up to us as a business community to provide.”

He closed his speech by calling on all companies to think about ‘how you recruit’, urging companies to always consider where they are recruiting from and if there is an opportunity to reach out to local areas and communities.

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Ten Locks, based in Salford, has announced the addition of Bourgoin cognac to its portfolio – a modern small-run cognac aimed at contemporary drinkers looking for a new take on this prestigious French spirit. The premium spirits distributor welcomes three expressions that show the depth of the Bourgoin range – VSOP 2015, XO Double Lies 2010 and XO Microbarrique 1998.

Bourgoin Cognac is successfully revitalizing the category of cognacs, often seen as old-fashioned, complicated and “stuffy”. The family business, created over 100 years ago, is now managed by Frédéric Bourgoin and supported by Rebecca Asseline whose mission is to market a new credible and tasty cognac to appeal to a modern public, using the most natural means. possible.

Rebecca – previously global ambassador for the Courvoisier brand – is responsible for happiness and opportunities in the company, located in Tarsac in Charente. With her in-depth knowledge of the cognac industry and strong UK relationships, she will work with Ten Locks to support the brand’s growth in the UK and boost the appeal of cognac to new drinkers.

Becky Davies, Sales Manager at Ten Locks, said: “Bourgoin Cognac is a highly regarded brand, and Frédéric and Rebecca represent a new generation of spirits paving the way for innovation across the cognac category. Dark spirits are growing in the UK, especially among younger drinkers who may have entered the category through dark rums and whiskeys and are now exploring cognac. “

Frédéric Bourgoin, Master Distiller and Owner of Bourgoin Cognac, said: “Our cognacs are sincere and authentic, true to their heritage with a contemporary look and feel, and Ten Locks was the perfect distribution partner for us in the UK. We are proud to be featured alongside the brands Ten Locks works with – all striving to make positive change and bringing innovation to the spirits category. We know the UK beverage market is diverse, sophisticated and open to new products, and we are confident that Ten Locks will guide us through the category and ensure that we are brandy on everyone’s lips.

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Upscale British confectionery brand Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls has secured its first Australian order in over 10 years as the free trade agreement between the two countries opens up new opportunities.

The order came from Perth-based British Provender, representatives of UK manufacturers and ‘distributors of outstanding food brands across Australia’.

A first delivery including bags and boxes of Uncle Joe’s mint balls as well as winter lozenges, herb cough, dandelion and burdock, anise lozenges, honey lozenges and lemon and throat and breast lozenges are due to ship this month. The candies will initially be sold in independent specialty stores as part of British Provender’s commitment to be one of the leading importers and distributors of Britain’s favorite foods.

The company was formed in 1986 with the aim of building a portfolio of iconic UK brands and food products and is currently also working with PG Tips, Coleman’s Mustard and Branston’s Pickle. The new free trade agreement means iconic British goods will be cheaper to sell in Australia, and is currently being finalized after the two countries reached a tentative deal in June.

John Winnard and Ant Winnard, co-managing directors of Wigan-based Uncle Joe’s, said that while the trade deal had yet to be implemented, it had created a welfare factor between companies from both countries, which had already started to open doors. . They said: “This is the first major trade deal negotiated from scratch by the government since we left the EU and will effectively eliminate tariffs on all British products. That, in itself, has encouraged conversations and led companies from both countries to want to forge relationships ready for the full implementation of the deal. “


ALS also causes retinal damage, study finds

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), characterized by damage to neurons in the brain and spinal cord, also affects retinal tissue, according to a study led by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM).

The research, published in Neuronal regeneration research, indicates that patients with ALS may experience changes in the microglial cells, which are responsible for protecting and defending neurons, as well as loss of ganglion cells – the neurons in the retina.

These alterations detected in this disease can serve as biomarkers for the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with ALS, and to verify the effectiveness of different treatments through a simple, non-invasive and less expensive form of monitoring. “

Pilar Rojas, Researcher, Ramón Castroviejo Institute for Ocular Research (IIORC), UCM

In addition to describing changes in the retina, the work also indicates that these changes evolve over the course of the disease. The microglia changes from an M2 (anti-inflammatory) state or phenotype in the early stages to M1 (pro-inflammatory) in the later stages.

“This had been observed in the spinal cord of these patients, but not in the retina, which is a step forward as it may be less invasive in monitoring patients,” said Rosa de Hoz of the IIORC.

First detection in humans, confirmation in mice

The study was carried out at IIORC, in collaboration with the biochemistry department of UCM, the Gregorio Marañón General University Hospital in Madrid, the OFTARED ophthalmology network of the Carlos III Health Institute and the network RetiBrain from the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.

During the study, researchers recorded retinal alterations using optical coherence tomography (OCT) – a non-invasive test that performs analysis of the retina and optic nerve, able to observe minor changes that are often invisible to the human eye. “, says co-author Ana Isabel Ramírez.

Once detected in vivo in humans, they confirmed this in an animal model through microscopic analysis with immunohistochemical techniques in mice with a superoxide dismutase-1 mutation – one of the most common in humans with ALS.

“Our group has done extensive research on retinal changes in different neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease. However, few studies have described what happens in the retina and more specifically in the microglial cells of ALS. “, concludes José Manuel Ramírez, professor of ophthalmology at UCM and the director of IIROC, by way of summary.

Source:

Complutense University of Madrid

Journal reference:

Ramirez, A., et al. (2021) Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a neurodegenerative disease of motor neurons with retinal involvement. Research on neuronal regeneration. doi.org/10.4103/1673-5374.324841.


SDCCD: International Education Week 2021 Virtual Conference

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November 15, 2021

Join us for the 2021 International Education Week virtual conference. Every day is
hosted by one of our colleges. City College – November 17; Mesa College – November
16; and Miramar College – November 18.

The district-wide international education committee is responsible for advancing students
global learning outcomes through improved international education opportunities
across the district, including program internationalization, study abroad,
faculty development, international and international, global and multicultural partnerships
campus events and activities. International education advances learning and scholarship;
strengthens understanding and respect between different peoples; and improves construction
leadership in the global community.

See below the virtual events planned for International Education Week:

Peace Corps briefing1:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, to learn
a new language and live the experience of a lifetime. Learn more about volunteer experiences,
and get tips to guide you through the application process. For more information contact: Professor Dora Schoenbrun-Fernandez District IE Committee

Voice from abroad2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cameron Martinez, former foreign student living in Spain working abroad through
a government program.

Sub-committee rooms2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Language exchanges (Arabic, French, Spanish, Russian), games and conversation, learning
new expressions and explore local internships with Global Connections.

Study abroad scholarship workshop3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Presentation on scholarships such as Gilman and benefits. Guided by study abroad
To advise.

Quiz, cooking contest winner and conclusion3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Study abroad “Centro de Lengua y Comunicación Social Universal”11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Professor Claudio Pani Barragán will present the objectives and achievements of Study
Spanish in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and the “Benefits of Living with Mexican Host Families”
Join on Zoom

Kahoot for the prices11:30 am to 11:50 am What does the term study abroad mean to you? Learn more about traveling abroad and participate
for the prizes for first, second and third place. Join on Zoom

Study Abroad Cost and Benefits11:50 am to 12:20 pm Former Study Abroad student, Arely Diaz will tell about her experience of studying in Madrid,
Spain and live with a host family. Join on Zoom

The importance of learning Arabic languages ​​these days
Arab culture and its importance in today’s world. Join on Zoom

Mini 15-minute language courseLearn a few key phrases.

10 a.m. – French – Register on Zoom

10:30 am – Spanish – Join on Zoom

10:45 am – Italian – Join on Zoom

Infusing Access and Inclusion in Study Abroad9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Presenter: Katie De Guzman Create teacher-led programs for community college students that are accessible and
transformative, but also inclusive and equitable. Good practices for both teachers
and administrators who value the international education experience and want to support
students. Join on Zoom

Study abroad with a focus on sustainability10:30 am to 11:30 am Presenter: Professor Pablo Martin Sustainability Study Abroad: Society, Environment, Economy; Provisionally planned for
Summer 2022, in La Ventana, Mexico. Examine plans for a proposed four-week stay
long program designed to provide students with hands-on experiences in creation and maintenance
sustainable communities, service learning projects, or both. Study abroad program
depends on final administrative approval. Join on Zoom

Studying abroad with a third party: the case of EF12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Presenter: Professor Laura González Join Laura González, travel enthusiast and anthropology professor, for a conversation
on study abroad options that include the use of third-party companies. Laura has
traveled with students with Education First (EF) in Tokyo, Italy and Peru. Come learn
on the pros and cons of using third-party study abroad companies. Join on Zoom

Philippine Studies (FS) 100 Briefing1:30 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. Presenter: Prof. Judy Patacsil Prof. Judy Patacsil to provide background on the Philippine American experience
Classes. At present, FS100 is the only approved ethnic studies course offered
at Miramar College which meets CSU Zone F graduation requirements and Miramar is
the only college in San Diego that offers a Philippine Studies Performance Certificate.
Join on Zoom


This press release was produced by the San Diego Community College District. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.


7 Tips to Convince Parents to Get a Degree Abroad | World’s Best Universities

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When high school student Andrea Genovese from Switzerland presented his case to his parents for a university degree abroad, he said he focused on three main points: traveling, having a new experience and getting out of his home zone. comfort.

“I explained to them that I wanted to leave my home country for my university experience. Going to university is an experience, so I want to remember it and make the most of it,” says Genovese.

Genovese is looking for schools in places like London, New York, Boston, Madrid and Milan.

“Studying abroad really opens up the world for students in a way that cannot be experienced by studying at home,” said Michael Wesley, Assistant International Vice Chancellor at the University of Melbourne in Australia.

Here are seven tips to make the conversation with parents about getting a degree abroad easier:

  • Be serious.
  • Emphasize academic or professional benefits.
  • Calculate a budget to present to parents.
  • Enlist the help of counselors and teachers to advocate for your cause.
  • Talk about security.
  • Connect with similar students.
  • Include parents in the decision-making process.

Show seriousness

Introduce the idea of ​​studying abroad early and researching schools and places, experts say.

“I approached my parents in the sense that I wanted to fully explore my passion, which is political science, and be in an environment that would help me to flourish,” says Adrija Das, Singaporean-Indian and major in science policies at Clark University in Massachusetts.

Students should make a list of questions parents are likely to ask and then provide those answers, says Sally Rubenstone, senior advisor at College Karma Consulting and former admissions advisor at Smith College in Massachusetts. She says questions can range from selectivity and majors offered to logistical issues like the distance between the school and the airport.

“What will convince parents the most is that you take ownership of this process and have something to show for it – your knowledge of yourself, your knowledge of the institutions you want to attend and your openness to discuss them. with your parents, ”says Jennifer Ann Aquino, international education consultant with offices in Switzerland and Singapore and author of“ The International Family Guide to US University Admissions ”.

Focus on academic or career benefits

Students should stress that they will receive a quality education that they would not have at a college in their home country, experts say.

“There are also the rich personal and professional opportunities that come from doing internships, joining clubs and societies and undertaking field trips or meeting industry leaders in another cultural setting,” Wesley said.

Rubenstone says students should think about what their parents want from their education. “A great job in engineering? English proficiency ? Be sure to explain how this can happen at the foreign college you choose. “

For data-driven parents, Aquino says, students should get numbers to back up their case and do some additional research. “What are recent graduates doing? What are older graduates doing? You can find it quite easily on LinkedIn. “

Calculate a budget to present to parents

Affordability will be a major concern for parents, as they are likely to help pay for college education. Students may consider multiple options and countries, as tuition fees can vary widely from country to country.

“Do the price comparison,” Aquino says. “And, don’t forget to include room and board and expenses, including flights, etc., and currency conversion.”

College costs should also factor in scholarship availability, Rubenstone explains. “Facts and figures can help prove to parents that a student is seriously considering studying abroad.”

Enlist the help of counselors and teachers to advocate for your cause

Counselors and teachers can be great resources when considering attending college abroad.

“I enlisted the help of my high school counselors as well as an outside personal counselor,” Das said. “They helped me suggest universities based on academic performance and my student portfolio.”

Aquino says school counselors will likely have data from a student’s school on other students who have applied for or attended specific universities. She says teachers can be helpful too.

“Are any of your professors graduated from the universities you are considering? Do their sons / daughters attend any of these universities? Talk to your professors about their experiences. Share this with your parents,” Aquino says. .

Talk about security

Many schools have information about school safety on their websites, but students also need to reassure parents that they can be trusted to make safe decisions, experts say.

“While parents may fear sending their offspring away, FaceTime, Skype and other forms of electronic communication can reduce the distance,” says Rubenstone.

Most American campuses are very safe, she says, “although students enrolled in urban colleges who are not used to urban environments will need to learn to pay more attention to their surroundings than they are used to. ‘habit.”

Experts say parents and students can contact schools directly with questions about safety.

“Australia is safe and has an excellent standard of living for discerning parents. Melbourne has been the most livable city in the world for seven consecutive years,” said Wesley.

Connect with similar students

Schools often have student ambassadors, mentors and alumni who can be great resources.

“I contacted students from different universities and I thought that was also a very useful option because these are students who go to school and live it day by day,” says Genovese.

Joy Bullen, editor-in-chief of College Confidential, a college admissions website and online community, states that in her website forums, “students can connect anonymously with other students, parents and admissions professionals to ask questions and share sincere advice. “

The website’s international student forum covers topics such as tuition fees as an international student, life at a certain school, and chances of admission.

Include parents in the decision-making process

Involving parents can help secure their blessing for college abroad.

“The best thing you can do is include your parents in the decision-making process because they’ve been on a long journey with you and know you better than anyone,” advises Wesley.

He says parents often think of issues students may not have “that are important for moving to another country or just getting from high school to college.”

Aquino suggests informing parents about the preparation of the application process, timeline, letters of recommendation and other related information.

“The more you give to them,” she says, “the more they will give to you, recognizing that you are a young adult taking full control of your own future.”

While Genovese doesn’t think parents should make the decision for a student, he says he welcomes his parents’ comments.

“My parents are very open and want the best for me.”

Peace agreements elsewhere – Journal

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The state is in talks with the TTP for a deal and its critics have been told that such deals have taken place all over the world and that the Northern Ireland peace deal known as the Good Friday Agreement is among the examples cited.

The Good Friday Accord signed in 1998 ended the decades-long conflict in which British forces and their Protestant “Unionist / Loyalist” paramilitary allies deployed against the pro-Unification Catholic Provisional Irish Republican Army committed to end British rule over any part of Ireland.

The second example cited would be that of the Basque separatist group ETA which fought for more than four decades for the creation of an independent homeland in northern Spain and south-eastern France, but their military / terrorist activities were limited to Spain.

While the IRA campaign enjoyed tremendous support in the Catholic community of Northern Ireland and was sparked by years of discrimination, ETA support after Franco’s exit began to wane and the group has announced a number of ceasefires over the years.

Pakistan can learn from global examples of agreements with militant groups.

Franco’s dictatorial regime, where all power came from him and his small coterie in Madrid, fueled the separatist movement in the Basque Country that straddles the Franco-Spanish border, as even their centuries-old language has been banned from the public sphere. So much so that schools could not teach Basque.

Read: With TLP on board and TTP almost on board, Prime Minister Imran has marked a century against the ‘bloody liberals’ he hates

With Franco’s exit in the mid-1970s, a more relaxed and democratic order replacing the dictatorship led to a decline in support for militant activities, but even during its worst period popular support for ETA remained between 12 and 20 %.

The blow to ETA came from the amendment of a French law of the Franco-French era in the 1980s which did not allow the extradition to Spain of people accused of crimes there, for free trials were then impossible. Now ETA members could and were extradited to Spain. This sparked an internal debate within ETA over abandoning its violent campaign.

Finally, the negotiations ordered by the government of Socialist Prime Minister José Luis Zapatero with the moderate element of the political leadership of ETA during its first term from 2004 isolated the extremists and the group announced a ceasefire. – total and “ultimate” fire in 2011, a month before the Prime Minister left the government.

During ETA’s many decades of violence, the total death toll rose to some 800. These were mainly security officials and ETA members. ETA’s bombing campaign in mainland Spain never targeted civilians as such.

In one of the most serious incidents of 1987, 21 people were killed in the bombing of a Hipercor supermarket in Barcelona for which ETA claimed to have issued a coded warning, but police did not managed to evacuate buyers. Police said the warning came too late.

The IRA has more or less followed the same pattern. During the unrest in Northern Ireland for seven decades, some 3,000 people lost their lives, but the vast majority of those victims were mostly paramilitaries belonging to rival Protestant Unionist / Loyalist groups on the one hand and Republican / Catholic nationalist members of the IRA on the other hand.

There were, of course, a smaller number of casualties among the security forces. The deaths on both sides also included those deemed “traitors” or informants by the various paramilitary groups and who had been executed.

The IRA had set up a coded alert system like the ETA to prevent civilian casualties. One of the deadliest IRA bombings on the continent took place when the Conservative Party’s annual conference in 1984 was targeted at a Brighton hotel with the aim of assassinating Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

The peace agreements with these two terrorist groups included a verified decommissioning of weapons that was certified by impartial and neutral observers. Sinn Fein, the political arm of the IRA, has so far enjoyed enormous support within the Catholic community of Northern Ireland and was part of the government elected after the Good Friday Agreement.

Unlike these two groups which have been officially classified as terrorist entities and have mostly avoided civilian casualties, the two main South Asian terrorist entities, the TTP in Pakistan and the LTTE, have slaughtered thousands of civilians during their violent campaigns.

Unlike the TTP, the LTTE had legitimate political grievances after suffering discrimination from the Sinhala majority community for years, but even when it had the opportunity to negotiate a peaceful end to the conflict, its leader Prabhakaran chose a violent final chapter for himself and thousands of his die-hard followers.

The Sri Lankan conflict claimed some 100,000 lives, mostly civilians, but that number included 27,000 LTTE members, including women and child soldiers, who died fighting massively against Colombo’s army in the north of the country. Jaffna Peninsula or as suicide bombers across the country.

Ultimately, the conflict ended after the Sri Lankan army overwhelmed the LTTE, but this victory was marred by documented cases of rape, torture, officially sanctioned imprisonment and 20,000 officially recognized Tamils. missing and presumed dead.

The campaign of indiscriminate and bloody bombing throughout Pakistan, in addition to the TTP slaughter in former tribal areas, need not be recalled as it is a recent experience. The TTP did not have and does not have a minimum of legitimate cause for its murderous campaign outside of an extremist and violent ideology.

Therefore, any negotiation with her is fraught with dangers as their only political agenda is to uphold their brand of Sharia rule not only in the former tribal areas, but throughout Pakistan. And we still have to hear about any decommissioning of weapons, while oddly hearing first the proposed amnesty.

Any conflict that can be resolved peacefully should be welcome. But while there are legitimate concerns about the history of extremism and violence that has claimed 80,000 lives in Pakistan, they must be fully addressed. Any concession made without verifiable downgrading of weapons cannot be acceptable. A general amnesty cannot either.

The writer is a former editor of Dawn.

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Posted in Dawn, le 14 November 2021


Banco Santander SA: Santander among the 10 most sustainable banks in the world in the Dow Jones Sustainability indices 2021

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Santander has been featured in the indices, which measure the performance of 245 banks around the world using environmental, social and governance criteria, over the past 21 years.

Madrid, November 13, 2021
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) ranked Banco Santander as one of the 10 most sustainable banks in the world in 2021. The indices, an international benchmark for corporate sustainability, measure the performance of companies using environmental criteria, social and governance.

Santander scored 85 out of 100 points and is in the 97th percentile of all banks reviewed. The bank scored high in all categories: economic (96th percentile), environmental (98th) and social (97th). It also achieved top marks in financial inclusion and environmental reporting, and has significantly improved in areas such as human capital and sustainable finance.

Santander has been in the DJSI for the past 21 years and has consistently ranked among the best. Santander is present in other sustainability and ESG indices, such as the FTSE4Good index.

Santander is a world leader in the financing of renewable energy projects. Between 2019 and the first nine months of 2021, the bank raised or mobilized € 51.2 billion in green financing as part of its goal of reaching € 120 billion in green financing from 2019 to 2025 and € 220 billion euros by 2030 to support the transition to a low-carbon economy.

In February, Santander announced its goal of achieving zero net carbon emissions across the group by 2050 to support the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change. By 2030, the bank will have aligned its power generation portfolio with the Paris Agreement. It also released its first decarbonization targets, which are to have ceased providing financial services to power generation customers whose revenues depend more than 10% on thermal coal and will have eliminated all exposure to coal mining. thermal, also by 2030.

Since 2019, Santander has helped more than four million people through its community investment programs, in collaboration with NGOs and other social entities. It has financially empowered more than five million citizens by providing access to the banking system, financial education and financing to individuals and SMEs with difficulty accessing credit. It has also awarded more than 225,000 scholarships and grants to students, researchers, professionals and entrepreneurs.

Teresa O. Madrid, MD, internist at Saint Michael’s Medical Center

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(ProNewsReport Editorial): – New York City, New York November 11, 2021 (Issuewire.com) – Trained internist Dr. Madrid works with patients at Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Founded by the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in 1867, Saint Michael Medical Center is a 358-bed regional tertiary care, teaching and research center located in the heart of Newark’s business and education district and is accredited by the Joint Commission. Combining cutting-edge technology, the latest diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, cutting-edge research, and a network of highly trained physicians, nurses and allied health professionals, the hospital provides top-quality, compassionate health services. .

Throughout her academic career, Dr. Madrid obtained her medical degree from Far Eastern University in Manila, Philippines. After moving to the United States, she completed her internal medicine residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center.

As a testament to her continuing education, the doctor is certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). ABIM is an independent, nonprofit, physician-led, physician-led assessment organization who strive to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.

Internal medicine is the medical specialty that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases in adults. Doctors specializing in internal medicine are called internists. They manage and prevent common and complex illnesses by providing comprehensive care and promoting overall well-being.

Among his most notable achievements, Dr Madrid received the Patient Choice Award (2014) and the Compassionate Physician Recognition (2014).

On a more personal note, she is fluent in English and Filipino.

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The Spanish IE University promotes diversity, innovation and entrepreneurship through a model of humanistic education. Here’s how – Sponsored

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The educational institution offers a one-of-a-kind learning experience by uniquely integrating online and in-person education.

IE University has supported 7,000 students from over 130 countries on campus, 30 offices around the world and over 60,000 alumni.

Founded in 1973, IE University now has more than 500 professors teaching bachelor’s, master’s and executive programs on campuses in Madrid, Segovia and online.

They have built a unique educational ecosystem based on four key pillars: innovation, entrepreneurship, diversity and a focus on the humanities.

The culmination of their vision is “liquid learning,” a methodology that removes the boundaries between online and in-person education, resulting in a flexible and highly interactive educational journey that breaks traditional barriers to learning.

Foster entrepreneurial skills

IE University encourages disruptive and innovative thinking and takes pride in the fact that 25% of its alumni have started their own businesses.

All of their programs are taught from a practical and entrepreneurial perspective, encouraging students to design and apply solutions in the real world. This approach is exemplified by the wide range of initiatives designed to foster entrepreneurship and provide a platform for startups.

IE Startup Labs offers training, networking opportunities, resources and support to start new businesses.

IE Venture Labs puts student startups ahead of angel investors, venture capitalists, and other entrepreneurs.

They also run a Business Plan Challenge which gives students the opportunity to present ideas to investors in a competitive environment, gain visibility and hone their pitching skills.

Building sustainably designed campuses

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Built with social, economic and environmental sustainability at the heart of its design and construction, it comprises 7,000 square meters of green space spread over three distinct areas.

It is a dynamic space designed to encourage personal and academic growth.

Global reach and diversity

With over 130 nationalities on campus, their international perspective is reflected in a unique global community.

Remarkably, 69% of their staff, 39% of their faculty, and 51% of their undergraduate students are women, with the IE Center for Diversity in Global Management focused on creating a fairer world since 2002.

With more than 30 offices around the world, IE University provides local and personalized support to applicants, students, alumni, parents, institutions and businesses.

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Their unique methodology and approach have been recognized around the world.

Being among the pioneers in providing online MBA since 2001, they were ranked # 1 in the world by QS and # 2 in the world by the Financial Times in 2021.

IE University values ​​the human qualities, achievements and ambitions of students as well as their academic talent, and seeks to give all students access to the best educational experience, regardless of their financial situation.

With more than 6,000 scholarships awarded over the past five years, they help motivated young minds make the social impact their talent and candidacy deserves.

The goal of IE University is to create visionaries who will disrupt existing paradigms and produce creative solutions to the problems of a changing world.

Visit their website to learn more about the personal, educational and professional transformational journey of IE University students.


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The story of Alex, a brilliant student with a difficult background who vowed not to stop learning

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Time and time again, our context marks us forever. Our experiences, whether at home, at school, or in our group of friends, make us one person or another, going one way or another. Álex, who is 18, was born into a family with alcohol and drug problems, his parents moved from place to place thinking that the change of scenery would end the difficulties.

Grow up suddenly

Had to grow up in forced marches, take on important responsibilities for a young adolescent man. However, he did not give up, he did not let himself be intimidated by the circumstances and soon he realized that if he wanted a stable future of progress and prosperity, he had to focus on your training, in his studies, because only then would he succeed.

Said and done, Álex graduated from high school with an average mark of 9.89 out of 10. “But that’s not enough to be able to go to college, and when I started to learn that life doesn’t give you anything, the “la Caixa” Foundation granted me a scholarship to study», Explains Álex, one of the brilliant students of the new undergraduate scholarship program of the Foundation« la Caixa ».

In particular, this is the first edition of a program which awarded 50 scholarships for talented students with few financial resources which sometimes lead to other types of difficulties. Even so, they are all brilliant students who, with perseverance and effort, obtained an average final mark for the secondary cycle or higher of 9.74 out of 10.

“I focused my life on studies”

The main objective of this new program of the “la Caixa” Foundation is to promote equal opportunities in access to university training and also offer comprehensive support for the student which allows them to develop their potential to the maximum and achieve academic excellence.

This has a positive impact, not only on them, who will be able to access the university education they want and have more opportunities in the future, but also on their family backgroundr, promoting social advancement in their environment. “I focused my life on my studies,” he continues, “because I felt that was what was going to benefit me. That is to say, if I based my life on studying, improving as a person on an individual level and have better training than the others, I knew that I would have a more prosperous future.

“I promised myself that I would never stop learning”

Despite the hard times, Alex, who can be an example for millions of young people who are going through a similar story, he explains that “being a scholarship holder allows me have more chances than the rest because it gives you an English course, a transversal skills course, you increase your study capacity, etc. ”. In short, explains the young man, looks to the future with training and knowledge, “This gives you the option of not having to worry about the economy, as well as expenses that may come or hurt.”

He also recognizes that experiences leave their mark. “Not everyone sees and values ​​the things you have, the truth, if you haven’t suffered from emotional or economic issues, etc.,” says Alex, confident and smiling. “I promised myself to never stop learning, to be able to build this future that I owe myself”, he concludes with optimism.

Millions of stories like Alex’s

Around the world, there are millions of stories like Alex’s. People who hold a brutal potential and who only, only, only need the support and the appropriate tools to bring it out from within and to give themselves and to give to society, to give us all, what they have the best.

Because there is no real progress unless we all progress. All together, all rowing, all advancing.

Scholarships for total dedication to studies

These new grants from the “la Caixa” Foundation include a monthly financial reward, which allows students to devote themselves fully to studies, as well as a first aid in the acquisition of hardware and computer equipment.

In addition to these financial allocations, the program also includes additional assistance for international stays, language courses and a support and training program in transversal skills equip students with the skills necessary to achieve academic excellence.

The 50 scholarship students come from 26 provinces: A Coruña (2), Albacete (1), Alicante (2), Almería (2), Badajoz (1), Barcelona (2), Burgos (1), Cáceres (2) Cadiz (2), Cantabria (1) , Ceuta (1), Cordoba (1), Granada (2), Huelva (1), Ibiza (1), Las Palmas (2), León (1), Lleida (1), Madrid (5), Malaga (1 ), Murcia (3), Pontevedra (3), Santa Cruz de Tenerife (3), Tarragona (2), Valencia (2), Zaragoza (2).

What else, three of the young people grew up and studied in rural communities with fewer than 5,000 inhabitants. These are Revilla Vallejera (Burgos), Aldeacentera (Cáceres) and Monetizar (Granada). It should also be noted that 60% of the students who obtained an undergraduate scholarship from the “la Caixa” Foundation are women and 40% men.

More than 20 universities in Spain

Scholarship recipients This first call is distributed to more than 20 universities in Spain. More specifically, these students began to continue their studies in centers of the Community of Madrid, Catalonia, the Valencian Community, Andalusia, Castile and León, the Canary Islands, Galicia, Murcia, Basque Country, Aragon, Extremadura, Castile-La Mancha. and Cantabria.

A discipline levelThere are 14 fellows who will study careers in the social sciences; 13 in the Life Sciences domain; 12 scholarship holders who will study the arts and humanities and 11 who will achieve degrees in the field of theoretical and applied sciences.

How are the selection processes for the “la Caixa” Foundation scholarship programs carried out?

Go pThe “la Caixa” Foundation scholarship programs are recognized for the rigor and transparency of their selection process. The evaluation and selection of applications for this new scholarship program was carried out on a competitive basis.

The process consisted of two phases: a first preselection phase, during which the 150 candidates with the best score were chosen, and a second phase, during which the shortlisted candidates were invited to a personal interview before an external evaluation committee, which chose the 50 candidates having best fulfilled the requirements established in this call for scholarships.

Comprehensive support for brilliant students

The “la Caixa” Foundation scholarship program was born in 1982 with the aim of fostering international mobility and promoting excellent training and research in the best universities and research centers in the world, through its postgraduate program abroad.

Later, with doctoral and post-doctoral programs in Spain and Portugal, he was committed to attracting and retaining the best Spanish and international research talent and promoting cutting-edge research in the Iberian Peninsula. During these 40 years, more than 5,400 students and researchers have obtained one of these grants.

Now with the new “la Caixa” Foundation undergraduate scholarship program, the entity covers all stages of university and post-graduate education, while taking a new turn and combining, for the first time, the academic excellence that characterizes these scholarships with social equity. The budget for the first call for this program is 2.3 million euros.

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Nine interior design courses on Dezeen courses

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Do you want to continue your studies in interior design? Check out nine postgraduate interior design courses in UK, US, Switzerland, Italy and Spain listed on Dezeen Courses.


While undergraduate interior design programs focus on teaching necessary basic skills, postgraduate courses allow students to specialize in specific areas of the discipline.

Skills learned at the postgraduate level go beyond basic skills learned at the undergraduate level, such as ideation processes, drawing conventions, basic model building, and software skills.

Students can choose to specialize in individual sectors and building types with practical processes.

Dezeen Courses is a new resource for people who want to study architecture and design. It presents details of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as short courses and distance learning programs.

Here are nine interior design courses on Dezeen courses:


Master in Strategic Interior Design (full-time) at IE University

The Master in Strategic Interior Design (Full-Time) course at IE University of Madrid, Spain, equips students with theoretical and practical interior design skills focused on strategy.

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MA in Interior Design at the University of East London

The Master of Interior Design program at the University of East London in the UK explores the role of design and how it responds to cultural, social and environmental changes.

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MA in Interior and Space Design at London University of the Arts

The MA in Interior and Space Design program at the University of the Arts in London in the UK is a research-oriented course where students are encouraged to develop their design interests while working on live and collaborative projects.

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MFA in Interior Architecture at Corcoran School of Arts and Design

The MA course in Interior Architecture at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design in Washington DC, USA explores all aspects of design development, from conception to visualization.

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Contract design for public interiors at the Università Iuav di Venezia

The Contract Design for Public Interiors course at Università Iuav di Venezia in Venice, Italy, equips students with advanced conceptualization and visualization skills to create contemporary private, public and digital spaces.

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Master in interior architecture at HEAD Geneva Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design

The Master of Interior Architecture at HEAD Geneva University of Art and Design in Geneva, Switzerland teaches interior architecture as a multidimensional discipline.

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MA Spatial Design at the University of Greenwich

The MA in Spatial Design from the University of Greenwich in London, UK, provides students with an in-depth understanding of contemporary design practices and how to design inclusive environments.

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Master of Design in Interior Studies: Adaptive Reuse at Rhode Island School of Design

The Master of Design in Interior Studies: Adaptive Reuse course at the Rhode Island School of Design in the United States explores the potential for modifying existing structures for new uses.

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Master of Design in Interior Studies: Exhibition and Narrative Environments

The Master of Design in Interior Studies: Exhibition and Narrative Environments course at the Rhode Island School of Design in the United States explores spaces with a narrative function.

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VIP Seats + Flight + Hotel + Seminar: Take part in NAGA’s biggest raffle yet

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Sevilla, backed by NAGA, will face Atlético Madrid from 19 December 2021 at 19:00 UTC at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, in the city of Seville, Spain. (Date and time subject to change).

And we offer an all-inclusive experience to a lucky investor on NAGA!

It is an incredible opportunity to experience an adventure that will ensure memories for a lifetime. It’s like the king / queen package – VIP seats to watch the game, meet the NAGA team and Spanish influencers, attend an exclusive business seminar with Andreas Thalassinos, a paid flight and hotel to travel and enjoy your stay.

Here’s how to participate

  • Create a live account on NAGA (or use your existing account) and share the raffle post on social media on NAGA Feed ADD LINKS

  • Write what you love most about NAGA in the caption

  • Identify @ NAGA-Team on your post and use #NAGAandSevillaFC #NAGAinvesting

* The contest starts on November 8 and will end on December 5, 2021.

Simple as that – good luck!

Terms and conditions

1) The competition starts on 09.11.21 and ends on 05.12.21 at 5:00 p.m. (GMT + 2)

2) To participate you must:

Create a live NAGA account

Share the contest publication link on NAGA Feed

Write in the caption what you like most about NAGA?

* NAGA employees are not permitted to participate in the contest.

3) Eligibility: 6 winners will be selected on December 6 and announced on NAGA Feed, by NAGA-Team

Price :

1st: The first prize winner will receive 2 VIP tickets for the Atl̩tico Madrid match in Seville, with travel and accommodation paid. They will participate in an exclusive trading seminar by Andreas Thalassinos РDirector of Education of NAGA. They will also be featured in an episode of NAGA Vlog.

2nd: The winner of the second prize will get 2 general admission tickets for the Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla FC match + they will be able to participate in the exclusive commercial seminar of Andreas Thalassinos (travel and accommodation not included).

3rd: The third prize winner will receive a Sevilla T-shirt signed by the players.

4th, 5th, 6th: Third, fourth and fifth prize winners will receive NAGA merchandise.

A draw for the 3 winners will take place on 05.12.21. (evening). The winners will be announced on the morning of 06.12.21 on NAGA Feed and will be contacted via NAGA Messenger. The first and second prize winners have until November 10 to confirm their participation in the game.

4) The first prize winner will have their travel and hotel accommodation covered by NAGA. The second prize does not cover flight or hotel costs – the winner is solely responsible for their transport to and from the stadium, as well as accommodation costs.

5) Admission of winners to the stadium on match day will be based on the name / contact details provided to NAGA; The personal information attributed to the ticket must be justified by the presentation of an identity document / passport at the entrance to the stadium.

6) The winner must arrive one hour before the start of the match.

7) By participating in the competition, all participants release and agree that NAGA:

publish their NAGA username in the official announcement of raffle results

to contact them by direct message on NAGA Messenger to ask for their contact details in order to receive their prize

share / process their data internally in order to allocate and correctly use the entrance tickets (the price)

8) NAGA reserves the right to disqualify participants who:

disobey the contest rules

publicly harm the reputation of NAGA or Sevilla FC in any way

use foul language

9) This contest is not endorsed, sponsored or administered by Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, and these social media channels are not associated in any way.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]

By accepting the provisions hereof, you hereby understand and agree that your personal data may be processed in accordance with NAGA’s privacy policy at https://naga.com/europe/privacy-policy or https: / /files.naga.com/Privary% 20Policy_NG.pdf depending on your jurisdiction.


Institute for the Empirical Study of Language celebrates 25 years of collaboration and camaraderie

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The Institute for the Empirical Study of Language is celebrating its 25th anniversary this fall by celebrating the collaboration and camaraderie of a small group of faculty and their impact on linguistic research at Ohio University.

IESL is an interdisciplinary program with professors and students from two different colleges and from three continents: North America, Europe and Asia. IESL professors are committed to providing scholarships and supporting each other and training their students.

“We brought together professors from four disciplines to conduct research on languages ​​in an interdisciplinary framework. It opened us up to how linguistic research is conducted in these other disciplines and broadened our approach to how we conduct research as an institute, ”said Emilia Alonso-Sameño, Ph.D., director of the institute and professor of Spanish in the modern languages ​​department.

The permanent faculty members and student members of the institute come from the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the School of Rehabilitation and Communication Studies of the College of Health Sciences and Professions and from the Linguistics, Languages ​​departments. Modern and Psychology Studies from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Adjunct faculty members, who collaborate with OHIO faculty members in linguistic process research, are appointed from academic institutions such as Denison University, Complutense University of Madrid, University of Navarre and Jawaharlal Nehru University.

“IESL has been a professional haven for me and other junior faculty members, whether permanent or auxiliary. It is the ideal forum to discuss ideas, propose new collaborative research and engage with the projects of other members. It is also a stimulating environment to develop mentoring relationships and support young professors throughout the tenure process, ”said Alonso-Sameño.

“IESL members are also open to lighter rates. Most of our meetings feature presentations of someone’s research, and these expand our own experience and sometimes spark new research ideas. Every now and then, however, we do slip into a party, perhaps to celebrate the end of the semester. Time is not wasted.

IESL professors and students
IESL faculty and students at a social gathering in 2014. From left to right: Ms Anita Belfiore, Ms Ariadna Sánchez-Hernández, Dr Emilia Alonso-Sameño, Dr Danny Moates, Dr Chao-Yang Lee and Dr Li Xu.

The aim of the institute is to involve its members in interdisciplinary scholarships, to provide opportunities for academic discussions and scientific engagement to faculty and students, and to train undergraduate and graduate students in the linguistic research through certificate programs. Since its inception, the IESL has offered theoretical and research training to prepare students for pursuing university studies in certain areas of linguistic research.

“We have engaged with campus faculty in a variety of ways. We organized a conference on first and second language acquisition and learning, which attracted many teachers and clinicians from public schools. We hosted several Kennedy speakers, bringing together researchers of the caliber of David Pisoni (Indiana University) and a former student of John Locke (Lehman College). We sponsored international speakers like Jane Arnold (University of Seville, Spain) to give a plenary session at an ongoing CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) conference, ”noted Alonso-Sameño.

Faculty IESL and guests 2013
IESL Faculty and guests with lecturer Dr. Mary Zampini (LeMoyne College) in April 2013. From left to right: Dr. Danny Moates, Dr. Ludmila Marchenkova, Dr. Emilia Alonso-Sameño, Dr. Mary Zampini and her daughter and Dr. Sally Marinellie.

Establish strong interdisciplinary links

Starting an interdisciplinary institute with a small number of professors took a lot of perseverance.

The first challenge was communication.

“We were all good in our own disciplines, but we had to learn what other disciplines could bring to a project. If representatives of three disciplines wanted to carry out a project together, each had to inform the other two of the strengths that their discipline could bring to the project. Was one strong in materials, another strong in methodology, another familiar with a really interesting problem in the field of language study? We couldn’t learn everything about another discipline, so our representative had to choose the relevant parts for the developing study and explain them to others. It takes time, but it can also open up an interesting idea that a single member would never have considered, ”said Alonso-Sameño.

A second challenge was the creation of a certificate program for undergraduates.

“We thought that undergraduates in language studies had little chance of doing empirical research, and they needed that experience to be admitted to graduate school. We designed a certificate program that combined several language-related courses with hands-on research projects with three of our teachers from at least two different fields eg Linguistics and Spanish. It ended with a thesis project. It gave them a lot of research experience, and we thought it would give them an edge in graduate applications. It took over 10 years for this certificate to be approved by the Council of University Programs. The certificate has now evolved to be more in sync with other certificate programs offered on campus. Students do not need to write a thesis, but a publishable manuscript. We have also developed a certificate program for graduate students“, added Alonso-Sameño.

Colleagues from all over the world

Over the years, the IESL has had a number of undergraduate students who have successfully completed the certificate program and continued on to graduate studies. One of them was Alba García-Alonso, whose thesis project used eye movement technology to study reading strategies in Mandarin Chinese English learners. She was accepted into the MA program in Applied Linguistics at Penn State University.

Alba García-Alonso defends her thesis
Alba García-Alonso celebrates the defense of her thesis. From left to right: Dr Emilia Alonso-Sameño, Alba García-Alonso and Dr Scott Jarvis.

Among the graduate students, several pursued doctoral studies in language sciences. One of these students was Ariadna Sánchez-Hernández, who completed her doctorate. in English Language and Linguistics from the Universitat Jaume I in Spain and is currently Assistant Professor at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Another student in the program was Mark Gibson, currently a visiting scholar at the institute this semester. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Spanish here at OHIO and then earned a doctorate. in Linguistics from the Complutense University of Madrid, and is currently Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Navarre in Spain.

Sánchez-Hernández and Gibson are currently auxiliary members of the institute.

For more information about the institute, contact Alonso-Sameño at [email protected].


Education actors: 08/11/2021 | Local News

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  • The Kiwanis Club of Traverse City recognized Mackenzie Womack during the week of October 26. Womack is in her final year at Traverse City West High School and attends Northwest Education Engineering Academy.

She is a member of the National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, FIRST Robotics, Titan Robotics (Captain), TCAPS Global Service Trip, and VESC Robotics. She has been participating in the Titan Robotics Club since her first year. She received an academic letter in robotics and academia and was nominated for the Dean’s List. Womack holds a GPA 4.0 and plans to study Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Spanish at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His goal is to run his own space exploration business. She also wants to study abroad in Madrid, Spain, or Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • These students recently graduated from the Local Corrections Academy at West Shore Community College:

Eric Roberts of Grand Traverse County; Robert Sauder of County Wexford; Skylar Miller of County Wexford; Jennifer Galloup of County Wexford; Joshua Miller of Grand Traverse County; and Nicholas Salter of Benzie County.

  • The Kiwanis Club of Traverse City recognized the following seniors at Traverse City West High School during the week of November 3:

Patrick Guiney is a member of the Student Senate, the Math Club and the Chess Club (co-founder). He played college football (2019 state finalist team) and college basketball. He received an academic letter and an AP Scholar with Honor award. He maintains a GPA of 3.93 and plans to study engineering in college.

Audrey Michael is a member of the Downtown Development Authority (first student member chosen), National Honor Society (parliamentarian), Youth Advisory Council at Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, Choir Council (co-chair), Leadership Committee Class of 2022, Spanish National Honor Society and Norte Explore Academy. She has performed in choir, advanced theater, four musicals, the Northern Michigan Association of Western Horse Clubs, the Parallel 45 Theater Youthquake Company, and the Old Town Playhouse Young Company. She completed a world service trip to Guanajuato, Mexico, and was among the five finalists for the Academic WorldQuest. His honors include Academic Award (four years), National Honor Society High School Scholars, Resilience Award, CS National Music Competition Semifinalist, Hal Leonard National Singing Competition Top 10, Grand Traverse Musical Karen Mitchel Memorial Award, top 10 finalist at the Verdi Opera Theater of Michigan competition and at the Michigan Thespian Excellence Award. Michael was a singer selected for Franc D’Ambrosio’s master class at the City Opera House in Traverse City. She has a 4.0 GPA and hopes to study drama, vocal arts, and humanities / business / politics at Northwestern University, Yale University or the University of Michigan.


Arizona Wildcats offer 2023 California four-star goalie Dusty Stromer a scholarship | National sports

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Arizona offered a scholarship to four-star goalie Dusty Stromer, a class of 2023 from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Stromer announced his offer via an Instagram story on Sunday.









Stromer only received the fourth known UA offer to players in the 2023 class. Arizona previously offered AZ Compass Prep playmaker Kylan Boswell, who played with Stromer on Why Not 16U Peach-Jam Winning Team last summer, as well as five-star forward Mookie Cook of Oregon and AZ Compass Prep and Chicago area forward Matas Buzelis, who has Lithuanian roots.

Noting that Stromer did not play ball in high school last season while training during COVID, Los Angeles Times reporter Eric Sondheimer said he rose to 6-6 and became more versatile.

Among the players in the 2022 class, the Wildcats are known to have offered only four scholarships to domestic players so far – forward Dylan Anderson of Gilbert Perry, goaltender Jaden Bradley of Rochester, NY and IMG Academy. ; Guard Shaedon Sharpe of London, Ontario and Collin Chandler of Farmington, Utah.

Anderson made a commitment to the Wildcats in April and is expected to sign a letter of intent Wednesday morning at Perry High School. Sharpe signed in Kentucky and Bradley in Alabama while Arizona is no longer recruiting Chandler, who is said to be a skinny from Utah.

Growing concern over the environmental cost of fake snow for the Olympics | China

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The mountains that will be the setting for the alpine events of the next Olympic Winter Games in Beijing offer spectacular landscapes and breathtaking slopes, but do not lack one essential ingredient: real snow.

Between January and March this year, the Yanqing National Alpine Ski Center, about 90 kilometers northwest of Beijing, had only 2 cm of snow. London, Paris and Madrid all recorded heavier snowfall, according to data compiled by the worldweatheronline.com website.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) now faces growing questions about the environmental cost of the Games, which open on February 4, including claims that the alpine tracks were built in a protected nature reserve. It has been calculated that Beijing 2022 will need around 49 million gallons of water to create the required artificial snow.

“It could be the most unbearable Winter Olympics ever,” said Professor Carmen de Jong, a geographer at the University of Strasbourg. “These mountains have virtually no natural snow.”

She said artificial snow consumes a lot of water and energy, damages soil health and causes erosion.

IOC officials warned in the bid evaluation report in June 2015 that Yanqing, the site for alpine skiing and slalom, and Zhangjiakou, the site for cross-country skiing, ski jumping and snowboarding, were familiar with scant annual snowfall. “[They] have minimum annual snowfall and for the Games would depend entirely on artificial snow, ”they said.

Stockholm, Oslo and Munich withdrew their offers due to cost or lack of public support.

About 200 snow cannons will create ribbons of artificial snow on the mountainside in Yanqing. A network of pipes and trenches will supply the snowmaker with water from a reservoir.

While real snow forms in clouds from clusters of tiny ice crystals, artificial snow is made of water droplets freezing into ice beads. This usually means a harder trail and is often preferred by professional skiers for being quick and “hyper-grippy”.

This is not the first time that the IOC has chosen an alpine event site with more rock than snow. She chose Pyeongchang, South Korea, for the last Winter Olympics, where the cold but equally arid climate also required large amounts of artificial snow.

Beijing has scarce water resources, but said in its bid there will be adequate supplies from stored runoff and existing reservoirs.

Justin Francis, member of the UK Government’s Council for Sustainable Business and Managing Director of the holiday company Responsible Travel, said: “This is the global showcase for winter sports and it is amazing to host it in a dependent location. artificial snow. The Olympic Games inspire us for sport, but also to do our part to support the planet. It’s the perfect platform and it’s the wrong message.

Ecological impacts are also a cause for concern. The IOC assessment report said the site would be adjacent to the 4,600-hectare Songshan National Nature Reserve, but in August 2015, the scientific journal Nature reported scientists’ concerns that the ski area was within the park.

The newspaper highlighted an internet article by scientist Wang Xi of the Chinese Academy of Sciences that included a map showing the start and end of alpine trails in the protected reserve.

The message was reportedly clicked 240,000 times and delivered over 1,000 times before it appeared online. A local mayor of Yanqing later said the park boundaries had been redrawn and none of the Olympic tracks were within the extended nature reserve.

Beijing released its sustainability report for the Games last year, pledging to meet the goals set out in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. He said he would use renewable energy for the sites and recycle water resources. “We will prioritize ecological and resource conservation, respect for the environment and contribute to a beautiful environment,” he said.

Richard Butler, Emeritus Professor of Tourism at the University of Strathclyde, said: “The 2022 Olympics clearly show just how misused and now unnecessary the term sustainable is. It is used for whatever everyone wants and has become meaningless.

“It’s clear that money, power, influence and politics came together to award the games to an area without enough snow.”

Climate change means that ski resorts are increasingly dependent on artificial snow. According to a 2007 study by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), global warming could endanger up to two-thirds of all ski areas in the Alps. He warned of the impact on the water supply and local ecology by trying to use snow cannons to stop the retreat of the snow line.

The National Alpine Skiing Center, site of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Photograph: Tingshu Wang / Reuters

Martin Bell, an alpine skier who has competed in four Olympics, said modern innovations have helped make artificial snow more environmentally friendly. “Snowmaking is now part of the sport and you just have to make sure it’s done with care,” he said. “As competitors we would always like to run in the Alps with beautiful villages and church bells ringing, but we understand that sport has to spread and become a truly global sport. And going to China will help.

The IOC said: “The locations for the Winter Games depend on a number of considerations, not just snowfall. A series of water conservation and recycling designs have been put in place to optimize the use of water for snowmaking, human consumption, and other purposes. Yanqing is rich in water resources compared to neighboring regions.

“Beijing 2022’s mission is to be green, open, inclusive and clean. Beijing 2022 will use renewable energy for all competition venues. “

The organizing committee for the 2022 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games did not respond to a request for comment.


Brazil raises $ 8.4 billion in 5G tender, Telecom News, ET Telecom


A telecommunications worker follows the opening of an event to receive bids for an auction to build 5G infrastructure at the National Telecommunications Agency in Brasilia, Brazil on Thursday, November 4, 2021 (AP Photo / Eraldo Peres)

Brasilia: Brazil has raised $ 8.4 billion in investment and license fees in an international tender to build and operate one of the world’s largest 5G data networks, said Friday the Minister of Communications Fabio Faria, hailing a “great success”.

The end result – 46.8 billion reais ($ 8.4 billion) – is slightly lower than the $ 9 billion forecast by the government.

But Faria was optimistic at the close of the two-day auction, telling a press conference that the result “exceeded all expectations.”

The winning bids went to companies such as Telecom Italia’s local subsidiary, Tim; the Brazilian unit of the Spanish group Telefonica; and Claro, owned by America Movil of Mexican telecommunications magnate Carlos Slim.

Six new entrants to the Brazilian market have also made winning offers and will now become mobile providers, which should increase competition and benefit consumers.

Brazil, the largest economy in Latin America, seeks to take advantage of so-called fifth-generation mobile technology to accelerate the development of its industrial and agri-food sectors, as well as bring super-fast internet to the mobile phones of its 213 millions of inhabitants.

The tender, which attracted a total of 15 bidders, was for the right to construct and operate different “blocks” of the frequency spectrum for 20 years.

Brazil has also launched a tender for the development of a separate network that will be reserved for government communications.

The tender for the latter excluded all equipment from Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, the target of US espionage accusations that had put Brazil at a standstill, forcing it to navigate a tumultuous technological standoff between Beijing. and Washington.

The two great world powers are also Brazil’s biggest trading partners, and the country has come under pressure from both sides over the ground rules for its 5G network.

This led him to postpone the tender for early 2021 as initially planned.

Despite the postponement, analysts agreed with Faria that the bidding process went well for Brazil.

“It was an absolute success,” said Marcos Ferrari of Conexis Brasil Digital, a group representing five of the bidding companies.

“There was a lot of market appetite,” he told AFP.

The tender was a win-win solution for established mobile operators and new entrants to the Brazilian market, said Eduardo Tude, director of consultancy firm Teleco.

“On the one hand, the current operators got the spectrum they will need to develop 5G with the necessary bandwidth. On the other hand, there was room for new players. This is a very positive development. “, did he declare.

Connected tractors, telemedicine

President Jair Bolsonaro called the tender “historic” on Thursday, as he opened the auction in Brasilia with a symbolic blow from the auctioneer’s hammer.

Brazil hopes 5G technology will open up new horizons for its economy, ranging from connected tractors and crop monitoring drones for the booming agricultural sector to self-driving cars and telemedicine to fill infrastructure gaps in the country. sprawling South American country.

“Consumers won’t see much of a difference other than faster download times for movies and videos. But from an industry perspective, it’s going to open up a whole new reality for factories, agro- industry, the productive sector, “said Ferrari.

Faria, the minister, said the deployment of 5G would have a “major impact” on Brazil’s economic growth over the next decade.

Winning companies will have to deploy the service in Brasilia and the 26 state capitals by August 2022.

Other cities with more than 30,000 inhabitants can expect service between 2025 and 2028.

The tender also included projects to extend and upgrade Internet access in remote areas, along highways and in public schools, in a country where 40 million people have no. still no access.


NMSU faculty and student senates want university president and rector kicked out

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LAS CRUCES – Professors and students at New Mexico State University have had enough of the school administration and have called on the board of regents to order the chancellor to remove President John Floros and the Marshal Carol Parker.

On Thursday, NMSU’s faculty and student senate passed votes of no confidence in the school’s president and provost. In similar resolutions, Senate bodies claim that the university is spending too much money on administration and that the administration is not listening to their concerns.

“I really treasure this university. I’ve been working on this for almost 25 years, ”Faculty Senator Susan Beck, professor of library science, said at the Faculty’s Senate meeting on Thursday. “I have seen a revolving door of administrators, but I have never seen such growth in administrators at a time when we don’t have enough faculty or assistants to teach.”

In 2018, the Board of Regents replaced Chancellor Garrey Carruthers – who received $ 373,450 – with two directors, Floros and Chancellor Dan Arivzu, who receive respectively $ 450,000 and $ 500,000 in base salaries, plus bonuses and other advantages.

Floros reports to Arvizu, who together provides the vision for the entire university system.

Athletics aggies: NMSU to join Conference USA in all sports

Parker arrived on board as a marshal in July 2019 and earns $ 304,500. The deans of the colleges report to Parker.

The university also employs a vice-chancellor ($ 322,668) and six assistant vice-presidents (combined $ 738,060), according to the faculty’s Senate resolution.

Among the complaints from the Faculty’s Senate is the administration’s decision to merge the College of Education, the College of Health and Social Services, and the Department of Sociology (at the College of Arts and Sciences), to create a new college to be called the College of Health, Education and Social Transformation.

In April, the Faculty’s Senate rejected the proposal to form the new college, but the NMSU administration still submitted the proposal to the Board of Regents, which approved it in May.

Beck said the faculty’s Senate steering committee saw this as an example of disrespect over the past two years and had met Floros on several occasions to voice his concerns, but nothing was wrong. came out of it.

“A leader works with its members, guides and projects a vision,” Beck said. “A leader does not pitch false stories about the obstruction of the faculty Senate, does not complain about department heads not being tough enough on faculty and administrators seeking to revise policies that benefit them.”

The Faculty’s Senate voted for its resolution with 43 yes, 9 no and 4 abstentions.

Student associates at New Mexico State University, a team of elected student leaders, also passed a resolution on Thursday, sponsored by more than 100 students.

Mathew Madrid, president of ASNMSU, said in a letter to the NMSU community that the students are monitoring the situation “negatively affecting the professors who are responsible for teaching the leaders of tomorrow and therefore diminishing the university experience of thousands of students. students.

“Students deserve answers. Students deserve to act. Students will be present every step of the way until there is a resolution,” he wrote.

NMSU issues a response

On Friday, the NMSU sent a statement to the Sun-News in response to the decision of the Faculty Senate.

“The university takes the concerns expressed by our students and professors seriously. Last month, the university began an impartial audit to determine whether the claims are valid. We will make the results of this audit public once it is complete. In the meantime, the university remains committed to the principles of shared governance and focuses on our mission of granting land to serve our students and the people of New Mexico through education, research and outreach. .

New Mexico State University provost Carol Parker addresses reporters following a press conference at Las Cruces Public Schools on Friday, August 23, 2019.

Parker sent a letter to all members of the faculty’s Senate and other university officials on Tuesday in response to the no-confidence resolution. She gave examples of her duties and actions which she said “will also show that these claims have no basis.”

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Parker says many of the claims in the resolution occurred before it went into administration.

“I have worked hard to advance the issues that the Faculty’s Senate has focused on in recent years,” Parker said, citing over 100 faculty salary adjustments and his willingness to increase funding for faculty. libraries this year. “The recent progress made in addressing these entrenched challenges has not been recognized by the Senate.”

She added that she knows the value of higher education and hopes to continue doing this work with the faculty.

Faculty Senator Niall Hanan, professor of dryland ecology, said the original Senate resolution declaring they had no confidence was one-sided, but now with the provost’s response, senators have had the opportunity to see both sides and make a more balanced decision.

Parker’s letter did not resonate with many faculty senators.

“(Parker’s) rebuttal is myopic,” said faculty senator Azadeh Osanloo, a professor of educational leadership. “She still cannot clearly see what is being said. She has failed as a leader in her judgment, in her communication and in her ability to work honestly with her stakeholders.”

Once the resolution is submitted to the Board of Regents, it will either be placed on the agenda or submitted for public comment at a future meeting.

Miranda Cyr, a member of the Report for America Corps, can be contacted at [email protected] or @mirandabcyr on Twitter. Show your support for the Report for America program at https://bit.ly/LCSNRFA.



Meet Kieran McKenna – Man Utd rookie coach tasked with teaching football’s biggest names

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As those familiar with McKenna point out, it was not a job that someone in their position was going to realistically turn down, although there is also an acceptance that “as the learning curves progress, it was as steep as possible ”. While Rodgers, for example, was removed from the pressure of the first team at Chelsea and continued his training as a coach at Watford, Reading and Swansea, far from the relentless shine of a ‘super club’, before dropping out The post at Liverpool, McKenna was – as a source put it – “thrown in, head first, basically without armbands for support in the form of a hands-on manager or experienced coach to operate and to feed “.

The narrative around United which appears to be poorly trained has hardened this season in the face of deteriorating results and performances and this is indicative of their predicament which, ahead of Saturday’s derby against Manchester City at Old Trafford, neither a repeat of the 5-0 surrender to Liverpool or another success against champions Pep Guardiola would shock supporters. Still, should the tough questions really be directed to McKenna’s credentials or to United for their continued trust in a manager who, despite approaching his third birthday in charge, has yet to impose a discernible form of identity. to the team, and Solskjaer’s own decisions regarding personnel, selection and tactics?

In the midst of the maelstrom of another eventful fall, Raphael Varane’s praise for McKenna’s “very detailed” workouts has been largely ignored. Having played under Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Rafael Benitez, Zinedine Zidane, Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari at Real Madrid ahead of his summer transfer to United, the French defender has set the standard.

Those who have observed McKenna’s work closely speak of a good variety of his sessions and a thorough, detailed approach, but also suggested that he seemed “more comfortable working with younger players because that’s where his experience has been ”. There have been accusations of “favoritism” towards people like Greenwood and Scott McTominay, but these are shot down by people familiar with McKenna. His flow and tone of voice, however, took some work, and there were occasional grunts about a ‘schoolteacher’ approach. “The way he delivered things was maybe more abrupt as he was used to dealing with 16, 17 and 18 year olds and you don’t necessarily speak the same way to seasoned professionals,” said a source.

Some have suggested that McKenna looked more at ease once demanding figures such as Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez left United in the summer of 2019 for Inter Milan – Sanchez initially on loan – and Harry Maguire, Aaron. Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James have arrived. In recent times, Old Trafford has again seen the arrival of more experienced chefs – Bruno Fernandes, Edinson Cavani, Cristiano Ronaldo, Varane – and perhaps these kinds of individuals are more difficult for an inexperienced coach to convince.

Still, United sources pointed out that there were players who did not have Louis van Gaal and Mourinho, both European Cup coaches and series title winners, and that McKenna did not. afraid of getting hard. “He has very high standards technically, physically and tactically so he will definitely get a boost if they don’t deliver what he wants,” said one.

McKenna is assisted more closely on a daily basis by Michael Carrick, the former United midfielder who joined Mourinho’s side after his retirement and with whom he has forged a strong relationship. Although neither are extroverts, McKenna, who is five years younger than Carrick at 35, is a bit more outgoing of the pair.


Abbott launches new initiative to foster diversity in medical research and improve care among under-represented populations

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  • Abbott tackles major health equity challenge with increased focus on removing barriers to participation in clinical trials for under-represented groups
  • The company has committed $ 5 million to nearly 300 new scholarships over the next five years at historically black college and university (HBCU) medical schools and minority nursing associations to support future generations of various researchers. clinics.
  • The company also formed a new medical advisory board on diversity in research and dedicated funding to increase the enrollment of diversity in Abbott’s trials.
  • Latest initiative is another step in supporting the work the company and its foundation, the Abbott Fund, are doing to reduce health disparities around the world

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ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Nov. 3, 2021 / CSRwire / – Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced the launch of a new initiative designed to help create a more inclusive clinical trials ecosystem through new approaches to training, education and improvement of clinical research infrastructure in the United States This effort builds on Abbott’s commitment to engage populations that have historically been under-represented in medical research and will improve the health by increasing access to innovative treatment options available in the trial process and increasing knowledge about how different groups respond to new therapies.

People of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds make up nearly 40% of the US population and are disproportionately affected by chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Yet, due to historical and societal barriers, these groups are still severely under-represented in clinical trials – sometimes accounting for only 5% of trial registrations. This gap exacerbates existing health equity challenges and limits options for patients with complex health issues.

Abbott’s new initiative is focused on reducing barriers to access and the company’s focus over the past few years on improving diversity within its own clinical trials. The initiative also supports Abbott’s 2030 Sustainability Plan focused on innovating for access and affordability, addressing health disparities and removing barriers to support its goal of helping people. to live a fuller and healthier life.

Abbott’s new initiative includes:

  1. Funding and scholarships for future trial leaders
    Through new partnerships with the four HBCU medical schools, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Howard University College of Medicine, Meharry Medical College and Morehouse School of Medicine, alongside the National Black Nurses Association and the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Abbott has committed $ 5 million to fund nearly 300 scholarships over the next five years to support the next generation of nurses, physicians and researchers from diverse ethnic backgrounds who will lead and will support future clinical trials. Increasing the diversity of physicians and nurses in the clinical trials landscape will also help build confidence in clinical research in various communities across the United States.
  2. Medical Advisory Council on Diversity in Research
    Comprised of leading physicians, experimenters and health advocates, Abbott’s new Medical Advisory Board (MAB) on Diversity in Research will advise on methods to reduce barriers to access within under-represented populations and communities of color and will provide feedback on how Abbott can continue to foster diversity recruiting in selected corporate clinical trials.
  3. Dedicated internal funding to improve access to Abbott trials
    Abbott will dedicate internal funding to improve access for women and under-represented communities in Abbott’s trials. This funding will support additional trial sites for certain Abbott trials, new investigator training opportunities, and trial components to remove barriers to participation such as travel vouchers and interpreters where applicable.
  4. Mobilize industry for change
    Abbott will bring together patient advocates, industry experts, investigators and a diverse set of thought-leader physicians to develop and publish an open source perspective to highlight key lessons regarding increasing diversity in clinical trials in the health technology sector.

“The best health care product is one that helps the most people, delivers the greatest benefit. As an industry, we need to set new standards to ensure that our clinical trials remain representative of the people our products are designed to help. Said Robert B. Ford, President and CEO, Abbott. “We want to continue to remove existing and emerging barriers to participation in clinical trials so that we can help more people have better access to therapies that have the potential to change lives. “

Clinical research: the foundation for future innovations

Clinical trials are the most effective way to understand the impact of new medical devices, diagnostic tests, drugs and therapies on the health of human patients. They also represent opportunities to potentially treat patients with complex conditions that have not responded to traditional therapies.

Improving the representation of diverse populations in clinical trials is key to reducing health disparities and better understanding the impact of the next generation of healthcare therapies on all populations. Yet, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), people of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, as well as women, remain under-represented in clinical trials.

In many communities, several barriers to access have historically disrupted recruitment into clinical trials, including lack of access to trial sites, lack of clarity around the trial process, lack of confidence and language barriers between patients and their doctor. Additionally, a shortage of diverse investigators leading trial sites – along with too few research nurses and research coordinators representing diverse communities – compounds the challenge of increasing enrollment in clinical studies. .

“It cannot be overstated how important it is for people who are considering participating in a clinical trial to have a doctor or nurse who looks like them, who speaks their language and who understands their needs and those of their community,” he said. stated Melvin Echols, MD, FACC. , cardiologist and associate professor of medicine at the Morehouse School of Medicine and member of Abbott’s new Diversity in Research Medical Advisory Board. “Abbott’s ability to build on his experience supporting trials in communities of color and develop a platform to expand access to cutting-edge therapies can truly change the continuum of care for a greater number of patients. “

Innovate for better access and better health equity

Abbott’s work to foster diversity in medical research is an example of the company’s innovation for better access and affordability in health, the key priority of Abbott’s 2030 Sustainability Plan. An important part of this work is advancing health equity, working side-by-side with the communities the company serves to address health disparities and remove barriers that prevent people from leading healthy lives. .

To achieve results, Abbott has set long-term goals for the company and made expanding access to care a key tenet of community partnerships. This includes the pioneering Future Well Communities program to remove social barriers to better diabetes care, anchor sponsorships from the Health Equity Now initiative of the American Diabetes Association and the Black Child Fund of Easterseas, as well as local initiatives in Chicago and Austin to fight hypertension with the American Heart Association; and new community partnerships in Minneapolis and Chicago. The company also recently announced a three-year partnership as a global partner of the Real Madrid Foundation to provide health and nutrition education as well as the identification and prevention of malnutrition for the world’s at-risk children. whole.

To learn more about Abbott’s new initiative on diversity in clinical trials, visit inclusiveresearch.abbott

About Abbott:

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the healthcare spectrum, with leading companies and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritional products and branded generics. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/abbott-/, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews.

For further information: Abbott Media: Justin Paquette, (651) 756-6293; Alicia Swanson (408) 845-342

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The Abbott Fund is a philanthropic foundation established by Abbott in 1951. The mission of the Abbott Fund is to create healthier global communities by investing in creative ideas that promote science, expand access to health care and strengthen communities in the whole world. For more information, visit www.abbottfund.org.

Abbott is a global healthcare company dedicated to the discovery, development, manufacture and commercialization of pharmaceutical and medical products, including nutritional products, devices and diagnostics. The company employs nearly 90,000 people and markets its products in more than 130 countries. Abbott press releases and other information are available on the company’s website at www.abbott.com.

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Danny Mills of Dulwich Hamlet plays key role in football’s fight against racism


Dulwich Hamlet forward Danny Mills described his inclusion on the 2021 football blacklist as ‘truly overwhelming’ and revealed that the coronavirus pandemic has given him the chance to become more involved in the sport’s fight for legality.

Around the same time last year, the 29-year-old was playing for his Southern National League team, but when the division and the majority of non-league football were suspended in January due to the increase in Covid cases -19, this provided a moment of reflection.

Stages six and below of the football pyramid were declared null and void a month later, allowing Mills to focus his energy on fighting racism and discrimination.

After being hired by Show Racism The Red Card as an education worker, months later the Londoner was named to the Kick It Out Player Advisory Board, while the forward also had time to pitch a ‘Shout Out For Mental Health’ campaign that raised over £ 3,000 for MIND.

After a 12-month whirlwind, Mills told the PA News Agency, “When I saw the final roster and the company I was in, it was really humbling to be recognized for the work that I was in. I do.

“You don’t do it for an applause or a pat on the back, you do it because you want to try to help and educate people. When I found out it was truly overwhelming and something that will stay with me forever and that I’m extremely proud of.

“I haven’t been in this space for a long time which is why it is even more surprising and the pandemic is really the reason because in January our season ended at Dulwich Hamlet so it allowed me to think about what I wanted to do. do during this period.

“It gave me the opportunity to ask myself ‘What does the future hold for us after football?’ I’ve always been interested in the work I do now in terms of anti-racism, equality and diversity, but it was, ‘How do I get started?

“Fortunately, I was able to join Show Racism The Red Card and I haven’t really looked back. Things have progressed and accelerated really quickly, so I’m just happy to be where I am now.

Mills served on a Show Racism The Red Card panel before the pandemic, and when asking about the possibility of observing anti-racism workshops, he was pleasantly surprised to have the chance to play a more hands-on role.

The former Peterborough player initially ran virtual workshops, but more recently has been able to attend schools and organizations where he has provided training on anti-racism, equality and diversity and led discussions where questions about racism and the use of language can be asked. without fear of judgment.

Although Mills has not been the victim of racist abuse on the ground, he is motivated by what he sees as unconscious prejudice and believes education is a key tool in the fight against racism.

“What we are enabling is a safe space where young people can ask questions, and not just a safe space, but a courageous space because we don’t all know everything,” he said.

“This conversation is uncomfortable for adults, let alone children, so by allowing them to say the wrong things, it gives them the opportunity to feel safe and confident when they go out in society and in the real world. .

“Education for me is just the beginning, because education has become a bit of a fashionable world now saying, ‘We have to educate this person, this person”, but in reality we have to educate the people. people to a point where they’re actually out there and being actively anti-racist and getting the job done.

“What we’re trying to do is empower these students and adults. Are they allies? Do they allow jokes to happen in the workplace or in the playground, or do they challenge them? We only advise challenging if it is safe, but in reality we are just trying to hold these people accountable.

“And it’s not a black person’s problem, it’s not a South Asian person’s problem, it’s everyone’s problem, so we all have to be in the same boat. It’s something that we try to educate everyone. “

Mills, who has scored six goals this season, hosted numerous fundraisers in February with help from Dulwich and former club Whitehawk in response to the majority of non-league players who were sidelined for the second time in a row.

After a successful first ‘Shout Out For Mental Health’ campaign, the forward continues to advocate for people outside England’s top four leagues in his advisory board role with Kick It Out, with meetings to improve reporting of racist incidents and make mental health services more freely accessible to non-league footballers.

“We sit down quarterly and have an open and honest discussion. At the end of the day, we become one and make a decision on how we want to move forward, ”Mills said.

“Sitting on the Kick It Out board and learning more about governance really helps me and I try to use these tools to make sure I can contribute effectively.

“It gives me another chord in my bow and more fuel and knowledge for my brain, which I want. And my ultimate goal would be to work for an organization like the Football Association, the Association of Professional Footballers or the Premier League in a role of inclusion of equality and diversity or in and around this space.


Club of Madrid presents proposals for the protection and renewal of democracy ahead of US Summit for Democracy

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Twenty years after its founding, the Club de Madrid is determined to change the notion that democratic systems can no longer deliver. Lack of trust in institutions, growing inequalities, persistent patterns of social exclusion, selfish elites, reduced social mobility, political polarization and growing authoritarian tendencies are just a few examples of the challenges that democracy faces in the world. While all of this precedes COVID-19, the pandemic has exacerbated these challenges.

By organizing this political dialogue in collaboration with the Bertelsmann Stiftung and a wide range of partners, including the Alfred Landecker Foundation, the German Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Boston World Forum and spain Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and the EU, Club of Madrid presents a set of far-reaching proposals to adapt our leadership styles, our information ecosystems and our institutional frameworks to the realities of the 21st century.

In the Closing Document of the Dialogue, Club de Madrid reaffirms its conviction that Liberal democracy is the best system of government. Club of Madrid welcomes the next US-Led Democracy Summit and as a member of the Authoritarian Summit Civil Society Working Group, calls on the organizers to expand its goals beyond the immediate geopolitical interests of any country.

The concluding document calls for the creation of an international peer review mechanism on democratic practice and the appointment of a United Nations Special Rapporteur for Democracy. Democratic states and the international community must be more proactive in combating democratic decline and should act sooner in the face of signs of concentration of power, erosion of the rule of law, attempts to undermine the justice system, attacks on the media and civil society organizations, among other authoritarian practices. Responding to democratic retreat before it is too late requires early warning mechanisms followed by decisive action.

Contemporary authoritarianism is an existential test for democratic societies. To this end, the Club of Madrid expresses concern at the manner in which states with illiberal tendencies are increasing their influence in regional and international organizations. Democracies must work together to oppose and counter the interference of authoritarian regimes – transnational repression, cyber attacks, disinformation, digital authoritarianism and economic coercion.

Democratic governments must ensure that multilateral institutions reflect the values ​​and principles of democracy, in particular fundamental human rights. Their promotion should be at the center of any domestic and foreign policy. Following this commitment, the Club of Madrid calls on democratic nations to be cautious when engaging with authoritarian regimes, as authoritarian regimes can often seek legitimacy and perpetuation by offering small concessions.

Corruption remains a dangerous threat. In an era of massive investment of COVID-19 stimulus funds, governments must reaffirm their commitment to end impunity for corruption offenses. Club of that of Madrid The concluding document calls for strengthen international cooperation in the fight against corruption and invites states to consider proposals to establish an International Anti-Corruption Court.

Excessive polarization and populist movements can cripple a democracy, endangering neutral political institutions and norms. Political nationalism and the growing use of divisive rhetoric threaten democratic societies. It is important to prevent these from leading to any form of authoritarianism.

Club of Madrid encourages governments and international organizations to unsupported social issues fueling polarization. In agreement with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres claims a renewed social contract, Club de Madrid advocates for a 2025 World Social Summit to better advance the international development agenda.

Online disinformation and hate speech also drive and fuel political polarization. Democracies must establish information ecosystems that support a safe, healthy and fully functioning society. The Concluding Document calls on democratic nations to support high quality journalism, public service media and radical transparency in access to information. States should also work together to secure user rights and adopt rules that limit the monopoly practices of social media companies.

Responsible political leadership is crucial in combating democratic retreat, as is the leadership of business and civil society. Club of Madrid sees the need for profound changes in the culture and practice of executive recruiting. There should be more emphasis on ethical beliefs, integrity, commitment to the common good and team building.

Democracy also requires a culture based on principles and values. Club of Madrid calls for the creation of civic education in early childhood, primary and secondary education to achieve greater civic literacy. Democracies should provide mechanisms to strengthen the capacity of citizens to engage in policymaking, in particular youth engagement in politicss, including young people women and girls, and the promotion of intergenerational dialogue.

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Celebrations at Etihad Stadium as Manchester City star earns degree in business administration Nigeria news

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  • Rodri pursued his educational dreams despite being a regular with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola
  • The Spaniard has now obtained a degree in Business Administration and Management at the prestigious University of Castellon
  • He took advantage of the confinement period to study hard and took his oral exam a few days after the opening of Euro 2020 in Spain.

Manchester City ace Rodrigo Hernandez stunned Cub fans as he graduated in business administration and management.

SPORTbible reports that the Spaniard had previously enrolled at the University of Castellon to take a course in business and economics studies during his time at Spanish club Villarreal.

His career progressed and he moved to Premier League club Manchester City, but that didn’t stop him from pursuing his educational dreams even though he was a regular at Pep Guardiola.

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Celebrations at Etihad Stadium as Manchester City star earns degree in business administration and management
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Rodri believes education is key, and he quickly used the lockdown period to study hard and took his oral exam a few days after the Euro 2020 opener between Spain and Sweden this summer.

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The same year he won the Premier League for the first time, he was at the very end of his studies.

The former Atletico Madrid man said on Manchester City’s official website.

“I’m done. I just have to do one last try, a little try, but all the subjects, the big try at the end is done.

“It was hard work, but in the end it was nice.

“You have time for everything. Of course, it is a very demanding job as a footballer because it not only requires playing, training and playing, it is also the rest and the care that you have to take for yourself.

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“Imagine coming home at three o’clock to have the whole afternoon free. There are a lot of other things you can do.

“Of course you can’t keep pace with other students, but with patience, with dedication, you can.”

Rashford earns a doctorate

Legit.ng reported earlier that Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford received a doctorate from the University of Manchester for helping tackle poverty and his athletic achievements.

The 23-year-old joins legends Alex Ferguson and Bobby Charlton, making him the youngest person to receive the honor.

The Manchester-born star gave free meals to hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren during the coronavirus pandemic and it was well celebrated.

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The legacy of Claret football through the years

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NOTHING prevents an aspiring football team from preserving a rich legacy they have carried on for many years – not even a pandemic.

As the clock strikes three in the afternoon and other students exit their lessons, the players of the Claret football team head to the artificial turf for their daily training.

But with an ongoing pandemic, school-level sporting events have come to a halt. Claret’s lawn, once filled with players, is now empty. But the legacy of the program lives on.

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The Claret football program was created by priests Fr. Luis Rey and Fr. Santiago Gonzales, – die-hard Real Madrid fans – in the mid to late 1970s. But it would be coach Bob Salvacion who would transform the team. Quezon City School, in the heart of UP Village, a breeding ground for some of the Philippines’ respected football athletes and coaches.

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It was in 1981 that Salvacion, who played for the Magnolia club team, created the Claret football center offered to aspiring students who wanted to play football and prepare them for college and even professional leagues.

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Bigger than football

Coach Bob is described by his players as a strict, disciplined coach who has marked them even after they’ve already moved on to college play.

Michal Anicete, who now plays for Enderun College, describes him as a perfectionist during training sessions.

“[S]a mga trainings or game pag may di sya gusto papaulit nya, magagalit talaga sya kasi… parang ano sya perfectionist kasi gusto nya laging nasa best yung team nya ”, declared Anicete Spin.ph.

Anicete also mentioned the punishments given by Coach Bob as a way to discipline his players, such as the dreaded “jackknives”, an exercise used to strengthen the abdominal muscles.

Another dreaded punishment? Run around the field.

Coach Bob Salvacion with the Claret football team.

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“[M]insan nga hindi ka nya papalaruin eh or papaupuin ka lang nya sa tabi tapos manonood ka lang hanggang sa matapos yung formation or yung game. But that’s his way of playing para matuto yung, ”said Anicete.

Francis Tacardon, who now plays for UP, is grateful to train with Coach Bob because his methods have helped him get mentally tough in games.

“[K]Ahit anong pression yan, kahit anong mind games ng kalaban or ng teammates ko, hindi ako na-overwhelm dahil na-train na ako ni coach Bob, ”said Francis.

Coach Bob Salvacion with the Claret football team.

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Coach Bob is not only a disciplinarian on the pitch, but also off the pitch. Besides being a soccer coach, many players also see him as a life coach, transforming them into the people they are today.

Anthony Christian Uy said: “He is not only good at coaching on the pitch, but he also deepens and bond with his players to make sure they are doing well in their studies, diet and lifestyle. off the field. “

For many like Uy, Coach Bob has been both disciplinary and a father figure.

Liam Evangelista recalls that coach Bob would take two to three hours after training to sit down and discuss with his players the values ​​they can apply even off the pitch. In many cases, Coach Bob would go to his house and then talk to him one-on-one over dinner. The mentor even taught him how to eat well.

Salvacion took Claret football to new heights

Salvacion’s passion for sport is unmatched, his dedication is immense. Even beyond Claret, Salvacion is a major contributor to the development of sport, even at the national level.

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As a former president and commissioner, he led the Rizal Football Association (RIFA), the inter-school football league made up of 20 member schools, of which Claret is a founding member. Along with Mario Guison and Sugar Gutierrez, Salvacion is one of the pillars that helped establish the country’s largest and oldest grassroots and youth league.

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In addition to managing PFF Kasibulan’s first grassroots program in the 1990s, Coach Salvacion has been a mentor to the National Youth Team on several occasions. As a PFF Coaching Instructor, he has helped train and develop coaches nationwide. He is often labeled as a coach of coaches.

Among his former players who have also taken the reins of training are Aris Caslib – mentor of the Philippine Azkals and the University of San Beda football team which has won eight consecutive championships – Anto Gonzales, Franco Bambico, Carlos Santiago, Locsin, DJ Buendia, Eric Galang, Kale Alvarez, Andrew Santiago, Andrei Mercader, Esjay Urquico and Simeon Dalisay.

For those who have followed the football scene, many of these names are already familiar. Several of these coaches switched from Claret to the UP football team after graduation, swapping their high school turf for training in the university’s Sunken Garden.

Some notable names:

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UAAP Season 63 MVP Ariel Zerrudo, Anto Gonzales and Andrew Santiago – the so-called ‘Triple A’ – were part of the UP football team which won two consecutive championships with the 2000 school to 2002.

At the wings of the “Triple A” were Franco Bambico and Kale Alvarez who played with the UP Championship team from 2000 to 2001.

Ray Sanciangco, Harel Dayan and John Abraham were the latest players from Claret football who played a crucial role in the UP 2018 championship campaign to reclaim the title against the UST.

Another player, Jed Rances, who was hailed UAAP’s MVP and best defenseman of Season 71, played for the UP Championship squad in 2009, 2011 and 2012.

Non-UP notables include Dodjie Locsin – currently coach of the Ateneo junior football team – who played for the University of Santo Tomas and received the UAAP Season 50 Rookie of the Year award, as well as Raymond Abo who now plays for Kaya Iloilo in the Philippines. Football league.

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Alan Africa, who played for Claret in 1982, was part of the New Jersey Metrostars training squad for Major League Soccer in 1994. He currently coaches Bay Area United boys U12 and girls U15 clubs.

Claret Football Girls

In 2011, despite being in a boys-only school, the Claret program opened its doors to aspiring footballers for girls who were the sisters of male kickers.

Sisters Monica and Maridona Anicete, as well as Rachelle Sancianco and Heart Uy were the pioneers of the women’s team. They were first coached by Jessica Lagman, a former player for the UP women’s football team.

Glyness dela Cruz, Michaela Maligalig, Adrielle Lee, Katrina Magbitang, Lenlen Cristobal, Elise Bo-o, Tricia Morilla, Vanessa Estrada, Cara Cachero, Isabelle Mercader, Alyanna Yatco, Jeri Facturanan and Patricia Lim have also strengthened the ranks of Claret FC- girls.

The team won 14 championships for the school, including the RIFA Girls tournaments, the Goal for Glory Cup and the 6th Copa de San Lazaro.

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These pioneering boteuses also got scholarships to top universities after their stint at Claret, while Estrada, who played with the UP women’s football team, is now a proud graduate.

Their coach, Alyssa Ube, is a member of the Philippines Malditas who recently made the AFC Women’s Cup qualifiers in Uzbekistan.

Claret the giant slayers

Trophies line the shelves of Claret, testifying to its formidable reputation as contenders.

In 2016, local Claret players secured the spot to represent Quezon City for Palarong Pambansa 2017, after knocking out seven-time FEU champion Diliman in NCR, 3-2, in the playoffs.

Burgundy football team at Palarong Pambansa 2017.

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The following year, the team represented NCR at the 2017 Palarong Pambansa in Antique, passing the Western Visayas, 3-1, to claim the gold medal.

In 2018, Claret won the 2018 NCRFA U15 Championship. Players Florenz Tacardon and Lorenz Mateo were named MVP and Best Forward, respectively.

That same year, Claret beat a familiar rival, Ateneo de Manila University in the Private Schools Sports Association, which was also a qualifier for the Palarong Pambansa Quezon City division. The Blue Eagles lost to the Roosters, 8-7.

Last year, the Claret football team were scheduled to represent Quezon City in Palarong Pambansa NCR meeting, but that was called off due to the pandemic. Claret again defeated Ateneo at the Quezon City Private Schools Athletic Association Championships in November 2019 to secure the spot.

Even during a pandemic, the program continues

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4 p.m., adults and seniors alike train virtually while Tuesdays and Thursdays are reserved for children aged 11 and under.

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Coach Bob Salvacion with the Claret football team.

Coach Bob continues to forge with the team, despite the challenges of the pandemic, with his nine staff members for the Coach’s team. Alyssa Ube continues to take care of the women’s team.

Trainings are now marked by the Onward Football program. According to coach Anicete, his goal is to continue the development of their players while face-to-face practices are prohibited.

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“We don’t want the foundations that have been built over the years to be lost. For us coaches, it’s about finding creative ways to keep our schedule going while we’re [in] a very unusual situation, ”Anicete told Spin.ph.

Each session held online is a technical training of one hour (one and a half hours maximum) which includes warm-ups, ball control, then a main activity where they practice the reactions to the game scenarios. The booters end each session with a return to calm and stretching.

Even though Zoom has replaced the familiar artificial turf on school grounds, Claret Football preserves a legacy it has built for many years.

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Manchester City midfielder Rodri proves he’s not your typical footballer by earning a business degree

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Manchester city Midfielder Rodrigo Hernandez has once again proven that he is not a typical footballer by earning a degree in administration and business management.

The Spaniard enrolled in a business and economics course at the University of Castellon and stayed in student accommodation while playing professionally in La Liga for Villarreal.

And although his career has progressed to the point where he’s a City regular under Guardiola and a full-fledged Spain international, education has remained key for Rodri.

He used the lockdown period to focus on his studies and actually took a viva test (oral exam) just days after Spain’s Euro 2020 opener with Sweden this summer.

Image: PA

And the same year that he won the Premier League for the first time, he is at the very end of his studies.

“I’m done. I just have to do one last try, a little try, but all the topics, the big try at the end are over,” the former Atletico Madrid man said on Manchester’s official website. City.

“It was hard work, but in the end it was nice.

“You have time for everything. Of course, it is a very demanding job as a footballer because it not only requires playing, training and playing, it is also the rest and the care that you have to take for yourself.

“Imagine coming home at three o’clock to have the whole afternoon free. There are a lot of other things you can do.

“Of course you can’t keep pace with other students, but with patience, with dedication, you can.”

According to Air sports, Rodri’s father wanted him to learn English in his youth, so he was sent to America and Ireland on exchange programs abroad.

When he spoke to Spanish newspaper Marca ahead of the European Under-21 Championship in 2017, it became clear that Rodri was balancing football and education as he was spotted with a ball under one arm and one stack of books on top of each other.

He is a man of simple pleasures. On the pitch, he plays the game in an easy way with his shirt neatly tucked in, and other than that, he doesn’t deal with social media, tattoos, jewelry, or expensive cars.

At one point, his vehicle of choice was a used Vauxhall Corsa which he bought from an elderly woman.

“His car, until recently, was a used Opel Corsa which he bought from a woman when he got his driver’s license,” recalls his friend Valentin Henarejo in a conversation with MARCA.

“They advised him to buy a better one for his safety and the journeys from Madrid to Castellon, but he couldn’t understand why he would spend so much on a car.

“He actually once told me some friends were ‘crazy’ about buying nice cars, all that mattered was that it got you from A to B and that’s it.”



A Bookish Crowd – Manila Standard

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“If the criminal case had been successful, ignorance would have triumphed.

Several months ago, the “Limasawa 6”, eminent historians scrutinizing the GPS of the Mass on the first Sunday of Easter, were the subject of criminal proceedings against them in the town of Butuan, the domain of an ancient kingdom. where the mighty Agusan River meanders through the Bohol Sea. The Golden Tara, a statue of a Saiva Hindu deity, was discovered there, along with the remains of balanghays, fast merchant ships from pre-colonial times. In November 2018, René Escalante, president of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, brought together six eminent historians to determine for the third time the thorny question of where the first Easter Sunday Mass was held – in Limasawa or Butuan ? To comply with their civic duty, the following historians have joined the panel formed by Escalante – Dr Resil Mojares, professor emeritus at the University of San Carlos; Dr Antonio Francisco B. De Castro, SJ, professor at Ateneo de Manila University and representative of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines; Spaniard Dr. Carlos Madrid Alvarez-Piñer of the University of Guam; Dr. Danilo M. Gerona, Director of the Partido Studies Center, Partido State University; Dr Francis M. Navarro from Ateneo de Manila University, and Dr Jose Victor Z. Torres from De La Salle University. The panelists are very bookish, weaving their way through old books like bookworms while dredging up historical data. They are also prolific authors of books on Philippine history. National artist Dr Mojares wrote the famous Brain of the Nation and 33 other books. Dr de Castro has written countless articles on history and will soon publish a book on Jesuits in the Philippines. He holds a doctorate in ecclesiastical history from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Dr Madrid is the author of Flames of Baler and several other books on Philippine history. He is the recipient of the Governor’s Humanities Award from the Government of the Northern Mariana Islands. Dr Gerona is the author of the highly acclaimed book Ferdinand Magellan and his Armada de Maluco as well as 35 other books. He received the Chancellor’s Award from the University of the Philippines. Dr Navarro is the author of countless research articles and is the winner of the Erasmus Prize awarded by the University of Lisbon. Dr Torres is the author of Ciudad Murada and 15 other books. He is a five-time recipient of the Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature. After exhaustive research and careful analysis, this bookish group of prolific authors concluded that Limasawa was indeed the place where the first Holy Mass was celebrated. Almost immediately, they were charged with libel and forgery in front of the Butuan City Tax Office. The case was dismissed and, subsequently, a request for reconsideration was filed. The prosecution again closed the case. Thus ruled the equally learned prosecutors of Butuan: “In this case, Executive Decree No. 55, series of 2018, created the National Five-Year Committee (NQC). And in accordance with its mandate, a panel was formed by the President of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), René Escalante, to study the location of the Mass on the First Easter Sunday of 1521 in the Philippines, and therefore the panel of Mojares. “As the respondents to the Mojares panel correctly pointed out, the study and the subsequent Mojares report were based on the faithful performance of duties by the NHCP and the task entrusted by the President to the NQC. “And so, the Mojares report is seen as privileged communication. Finding no new and additional evidence presented by the private complainant, the undersigned finds no compelling reason to alter his original findings. Therefore, the complainant’s request for reconsideration is hereby dismissed. So ended the story told three times in Butuan. Atty. Saul Hofileña Jr., author of the bestselling Under the Stacks and 15 other books on history and law, a Patnubay Awardee, a former dean of law, pre-bar critic and professor of law at the University of San Beda, joined the fray as an attorney for Limasawa 6. Due to lack of support from NHCP, hapless historians had to rely on their own resources to defend their case, which led to pro bono employment. by Hofileña. It’s as curious as a case can be: bona fide historians have been criminally indicted for researching an event that happened over 500 years ago. If the criminal case had been successful, ignorance would have triumphed and historians would subsequently have been afraid to make their findings known because of the threat of prosecution. We thank these men who left their ivory towers to defend the right of historians to do their work in peace. Now our past can be safely told and the character of our nation reexamined – because of the stubborn tenacity of a few bookish men. FB and Twitter: DrJennyO

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Two Lakehead Orillia professors win research grants

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The research “will provide insight into important issues ranging from environmental education to inequality to understanding the stress of post-secondary students.”

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LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY
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Seven professors at Lakehead University receive a total of over $ 470,000 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to fund their important research projects.

Dr. Daniel Krupp, assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies at Lakehead Orillia, receives an Insight grant of more than $ 94,000 to examine inequality and competition.

“Our research shows that local competition magnifies the effect of inequality on conflict and that this interaction can occur as a result of relative deprivation,” said Dr Krupp.

“This means that people who compete directly with each other will experience greater relative deprivation than those who compete with a larger segment of the population. “

Dr Krupp and his team hypothesize that competition – not likeness or fairness – leads to relative deprivation.

This project will test their hypothesis by building a series of mathematical models to formalize the effects of inequality, scale of competition and similarity on the evolution of conflicts.

“With these models, we can study the ways in which similarity fuels conflict when associated with kinship and the extent of local competition,” said Dr. Krupp.

This research will help understand the psychology of relative deprivation and will be of interest to social scientists, government officials and members of the public.

Dr. Ellen Field, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Lakehead Orillia, receives an Insight Development Grant of over $ 52,000 to study the practice of climate change education in Ontario and policy in Canada.

“In schools across Canada, teachers decide how they will integrate, discuss or avoid climate change education on a daily basis,” said Dr Field, adding that there may be ramifications with how teachers decide to discuss it in class.

With a focus on comprehensive national data on climate change education, this research will provide more depth and context in monitoring climate change education policies in jurisdictions, such as within ministries of education and school boards across Canada.

Dr Field and his team, Dr Paul Berger of Lakehead and Dr Andrea Drewes of Rider University, will also examine teachers’ personal and professional beliefs about climate change education and how these views inform their decisions on inclusion / exclusion of climate change. content and how they deliver that content.

Researchers will also profile case studies of transformative and transgressive climate change education in Ontario schools.

This research will provide a more holistic picture of teacher practice that takes into account teachers’ beliefs and factors that teachers identify as influencing their integration, or lack of integration, of climate change education. It will also document how climate change education is already happening in transformative ways in some pockets.

“This will inform policy responses and professional development directions. The research will contribute to scholarship in the emerging field of climate change education internationally and nationally through academic contributions, ”said Dr Field.

This study will support two graduate assistants who complete Masters of Education programs for the duration of the research. Dr Field will support the students as full members of the research team and they will participate in all stages of the project.

Dr. Lida Fan, Associate Professor at the Lakehead Thunder Bay School of Social Work, receives an Insight Development Grant of over $ 63,000 to study the Upward Mobility Perspective Hypothesis. This assumption assumes that low-income people tolerate inequality in rich countries like the United States and Canada in the hope that they, or their offspring, can move up the income ladder.

“In this research, we will cast doubt on the upward mobility perspective theory by exploring alternative explanations in the Canadian context,” said Dr. Fan.

“The purpose of this survey is to reveal whether individuals view upward mobility as unrealistic in many cases, or whether they see the barriers to upward mobility and the limited choices available but have given up the opportunity to challenge the situation. “

The results of this study may contribute to the understanding of public tolerance for inequality and redistribution, and offer new information on a comprehensive set of determinants of public attitudes towards inequality in the contemporary Canadian context.

Dr. Andrew P. Dean, Vice-President, Research and Innovation at Lakehead, congratulated each of the researchers and thanked SSHRC for funding these important projects.

“These Insight Grants will do exactly what they’re meant to do – provide insight into important issues ranging from environmental education to inequality to understanding stress for post-secondary students, and everything in between.”

The Research Support Fund is a federal funding program for post-secondary institutions in Canada to fund some of the costs associated with the management of research funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences Research Council and in Engineering and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

In 2020/21, Lakehead University received nearly $ 2 million in support from the Research Support Fund to support the indirect costs of research, which include the costs of supporting intellectual property management, research and administration, ethical and regulatory compliance, research resources and research facilities.

New SSHRC Grants 2020-2021

Total amount awarded: $ 470,233

Insight Grant (three-year grant)

Dr. Daniel Krupp, Interdisciplinary Studies – Orillia, “Relative Deprivation: Clarifying the Effects of Inequality, Competition, Similarity and Fairness,” $ 94,408.

Co-candidate: Dr Sandeep Mishra, University of Guelph

Insight Development Grants (one to two year grants)

Dr. Lida Fan, School of Social Work, “Theory Misconception or the Unarmed Weak? Explaining the Puzzle of Public Perceptions of Income Inequality ”, $ 63,655.

Co-applicant

o Dr Nazim Habibov, University of Windsor

Dr. Ellen Field, Faculty of Education (Orillia), “Educational Policy and Practice in the Age of Climate Uncertainty,” $ 52,746.

Co-applicant

o Dr Paul Berger, Faculty of Education

· Collaborater

o Dr Andrea Drewes, Rider University

Dr. Sandra Jeppesen, Interdisciplinary Studies – Orillia, “COVID Counter-Mapping: Visualizations Based on Margins Data,” $ 72,995.

Co-applicant

o Dr Michael Hoechsmann

Collaborators

o Dr Emiliano Treré, University of Cardiff

o Dr. Paola Madrid Sartorett, University of Jönköping

Dr Dwight Mazmanian, Department of Psychology, “Games, Virtual Skills and the Virtual Workforce,” $ 58,360.

Dr. Alexander Serenko, Ontario University of Technology (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)

Dr Aislin Mushquash, Department of Psychology, “Daily Stress and Adjustment in Emerging Adults at the Beginning and End of College: Examining Intra and Interindividual Patterns Across Time,” $ 74,430.

Co-applicant

o Dr Abby Goldstein, University of Toronto

Collaborators

o Cheryl D’Angelo, Lakehead University

o Irene Pugliese, Lakehead University

Dr Carlos Zerpa, School of Kinesiology, “Investigating the Nature of ‘Transfer Shock’: What Role Does It Play in Post-Secondary Education? », $ 53,639.

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The government should heed the lessons of the taxation and spending of the 1970s


futile cop26

SIR – The leaders of China and Russia will not take part in Cop26 in Glasgow.

A government source said that the participation of world leaders is not essential to the success of the conference. If so, why not just keep it all on Zoom and avoid the carbon footprint, as we are encouraged to do?

Or is it just an opportunity to strut on the world stage?

George kelly
Buckingham

SIR – I live 10 miles south of Bristol. On Sunday I took a one way bus to town which cost £ 5.50. My car costs less than 20p per mile.

The Chancellor now plans to spend £ 500million to modernize the bus route between Bath and Bristol. When will the powers that be and the green lobby realize that, as long as there is no cheap and efficient alternative transport, drivers will not be tempted to get out of their cars?

Big projects and virtue signals just waste resources.

Nik perfitt
Yatton, Somerset

SIR – Susan Kaye (Letters, October 24) reminds us that there are little things we can all do to help make the world greener, including taking fewer baths and showers.

Older men will remember that years ago it was bath night once a week – but you shave every day. Now it’s the other way around.

Lieutenant-Colonel Dale Hemming-Tayler (ret’d)
Edith Weston, Rutland

SIR – I live in a small, dry, warm and sunny Kent village in a row of four cottages. Why am I the only one with an outdoor clothesline?

Jacqueline Davies
Faversham, Kent

MONSIEUR – I propose to ban leaf blowers, which pollute the air as well as the ears.

Ros Hurn
Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire

Decreased degrees

SIR – My grandson is visiting potential universities. Two of them have already informed him that chemistry will be taught online next year (Letters, October 24). This means that students who are currently in second year will complete their studies without having had face-to-face instruction.

It is an absolute disgrace. How will these students be prepared to enter the labor market?

Jan Denbury
Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

Poland and the EU

MONSIEUR – I hate to obscure Daniel Hannan’s romantic view of the “vinegar conservatives” who had fought to free Poland from communism and who are now taking a courageous stand against the EU.

However, very few members of the current government are old enough to run out of shorts in 1989, and the record of those who are does not stand up to scrutiny.

Nor would I call a government that believes in crown ownership and hands out lavish benefits a Conservative. What he proudly calls his “new order” includes nationalization of the media and government control of justice.

Writing in the same vein, Robert Taylor (Commentary, October 25) misses the point: the EU is only trying to persuade the Polish government to respect its own laws and its constitution.

Adam zamoyski
Adamow, Łuków County, Poland

Against awakening

SIR – American author and journalist Lionel Shriver, Hampstead director Victoria Bingham and American linguist and author John McWhorter, all featured in last week’s Sunday Telegraph, are each to be commended for their vigorous advocacy of the importance of freedom of speech amid the boring, invented fury of cultural appropriation, annulment of culture, decolonization of curricula and other manifestations of language distortion.

The tyranny of awakened bigotry and intolerance must be challenged and refuted whenever it shows its ugly head – in politics, business, schools, universities, churches, charities, publishing of books and newspapers and broadcasting.

Political correctness is a posture behind which lies a desire for power, and the desire to control what people say and think while appearing to do so for virtuous reasons.

Duncan McAra
Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire

Digital finance

SIR – With the greatest respect for Janet Daley, I cannot agree with her take on Making Tax Digital, especially when it comes to VAT.

I am an accountant for a small business and have always done our quarterly returns manually using spreadsheets. I was extremely annoyed when I was forced to start using a digital system but now I am a total convert.

The package I am using allows me to define rules for transactions that automatically post VAT correctly. It’s simple to check at the end of the quarter and spits out the calculated ready return for submission to HMRC with just the push of a button. This greatly reduces the risk of errors and saves a lot of time. The cost of the package is low.

I encourage everyone to take this approach as soon as possible. This is the right kind of innovation because it benefits both the user and HMRC.

Alison levinson
Hastings, East Sussex

Chain reaction

SIR – Ducks love to eat slugs (Letters, October 24) and have the added bonus of providing delicious eggs.

Unfortunately, foxes love to eat ducks.

Jeff smith
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

Dancers have always proven themselves


Sandra Fernández O’Hare voted best educator of the year by IAOTP


Sandra Fernández O’Hare, retired educator for the Cinnabar Elementary School District in Petaluma was recently chosen to receive the Educator of the Year award for 2021-2022 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his exceptional leadership, dedication and commitment to the field of Education.

While inclusion in the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special award recipients are recognized on the basis of their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, other affiliations, and contributions to their communities. All laureates are invited to attend the annual IAOTP Awards Gala at the end of this year for an evening in honor of their accomplishments. www.iaotp.com/award-gala

With over 40 years of professional experience, Ms. O’Hare has certainly proven to be accomplished and she is an expert educator. She is a dynamic and results-oriented leader who has demonstrated success and professionalism throughout her career. In 2005, she retired from Cinnabar Elementary School District in Petaluma, Sonoma County, California.

His impressive repertoire of past roles includes teaching at several public schools in California and New York. She has taught at Chapman College, Santa Rosa Junior College and Colegio Salesianio in Rota, Spain. Ms. O’Hare is a bilingual language development specialist and has served as an adult education instructor in Guam, Mariana Islands, and at the Spanish Speaking Center in Harrisburg, PA.

Before embarking on her career in education, Ms. O’Hare wanted to become a translator or interpreter for the United Nations. When she decided to establish her role as a teacher, it allowed her to work and travel for her husband’s career as a naval officer. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY and a Master of Arts from the University of San Francisco. Ms. O’Hare completed her first year abroad at the University of Madrid with the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and translated a book titled “Isabel la Católica for the Museum of Decorative Arts in Madrid. In 1990, she became a Sarah D. Barder Fellow at Johns Hopkins University, and in 1996, she received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for Harvard University.

Ms. O’Hare has had personal and professional affiliations with the Boy Scouts of America in Petaluma and Monterey, Calif. And Mechanicsburg, Pa. She was an active member of the American Red Cross for the Asian Relief Committee in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Since 2008, she has been a guide for the Petaluma Wetlands Alliance at Shollenberger Park in Petaluma, California. She was a member of the Adult Literacy League, the Summer Science Connections Institute at Sonoma State University, the Mathematics Program Committee, and the Sonoma County Math Project.

During her educational career, Ms. O’Hare has been active with the National Education Association, the California Retired Teachers Association, the American Association of University Women, and Delta Kappa Gamma. She was president of Gamma Tau and zone director of DKG. She was a member and past president of the Hispano-Americano Club of Petaluma.

Throughout her illustrious career, Ms. O’Hare has received awards, accolades and has been recognized around the world for her exceptional leadership and commitment to education. This year, she will be considered for a feature article in Top Industry Professionals (TIP) magazine and for the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). Ms. O’Hare has been recognized and included in Marquis Who’s Who in America, American Education and American Women.

IAOTP President Stephanie Cirami said, “Choosing Ms. O’Hare for this award was an easy decision for our panel. She is brilliant at what she does, has great foresight and continues to educate those she serves. We look forward to meeting her at the gala and she will be an incredible asset to our organization. “

Looking back, Ms. O’Hare attributes her success to her perseverance, integrity, and much-regarded reputation for her diverse career in education. When not working, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends. In the future, Ms. O’Hare hopes to encourage others to pursue careers in education.

For more information on Ms. Sandra Fernández O’Hare, please visit: www.iaotp.com

About IAOTP

The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization that selects the world’s best and most prestigious professionals across different industries. These top professionals have the opportunity to collaborate, share ideas, be keynote speakers, and help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join. You must be approached by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview.

IAOTP experts have given thousands of prestigious professionals around the world the recognition and credibility they deserve and have helped build their brand empires. The IAOTP is proud to be a one-of-a-kind networking organization that selects only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings together these top professionals in one place.

For more information on IAOTP, please visit: www.iaotp.com


Khazri’s goal from 68 meters allows Saint-Etienne to score a point

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Farid Boulaya drilled a long-range free kick to give Metz an early lead, but his goal was overshadowed minutes later by a memorable strike from Khazri, measured at 68 yards according to Opta.

Khazri dribbled up the field after recovering the ball in his own penalty area and hammering it back onto the backpedal Alexandre Oukidja for his fourth goal in as many games, and his seventh this season.

“I’ve tried it a lot, sometimes they laugh at me, but when it comes out it’s good. It’s mostly good for the team,” Khazri told Prime Video.

“I moved the ball forward and didn’t have too many options, I tried and I got it.”

Saint-Etienne have drawn in three of their last four games but remain low in the standings and without a win in 12 games of the season. Metz is only a point above them in 18th place.

Lyon bounced back from a tough loss at Nice last weekend, beating second-placed Lens 2-1 to move up one point from the top three.

Karl Toko Ekambi scored a penalty and Houssem Aouar added a second for the hosts before half-time. Arnaud Kalimuendo brought back a goal for Lens, who lost for the second time in three games.

Lens leaders Paris Saint-Germain gained 10 points after Marquinhos and Angel Di Maria scored late goals in a 2-1 home win over defending champions Lille on Friday.

Nice, Marseille and Rennes could all pass over Lens with wins on Sunday.


Restricted use, sale of recreational cannabis in Carlsbad, NM

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An ordinance regulating recreational cannabis in Carlsbad addressed the restrictions of time, place and manner, said Denise Madrid-Boyea, a lawyer for the city of Carlsbad.

Carlsbad City Council passed the ordinance on October 26.

“In order to ensure the safety of the public, especially those under the age of 21, we have promulgated this ordinance to address the issues of time, place and manner,” said Madrid-Boyea.

Following:Eddy County Commission delays vote on recreational cannabis ordinance

“Carlsbad has zoning for all businesses and all residences and therefore we have enacted an ordinance that allows cannabis businesses in certain areas. “

New Mexico counties and municipalities have sought ways to regulate recreational cannabis after the New Mexico legislature passed the Cannabis Regulation Act, Bill 2 in a special session earlier this year. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the law days after it was passed.

Carlsbad City Attorney Denise Madrid Boyea (left) and Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway at the Carlsbad City Council meeting on June 8, 2021. Councilors approved a zone change and annexation of a property near Callaway Drive and Cherry Lane.

“The city planning department, the legal department, the clerk’s office, the police department and the utilities department worked together to develop a comprehensive ordinance intended to provide a safe and orderly environment for recreational possession, sale, manufacture, production, cultivation, transportation and consumption of cannabis and cannabis-derived products, ”Jeff Patterson, Director of Planning for the City of Carlsbad, wrote to Councilors.

Madrid-Boyea said cannabis sales are limited to Rural Residential Districts (RR), Business Districts 1 (C-1), Business Districts 2 (C-2) and Industrial Districts (I).

Following:Local governments grappling with cannabis ordinances

The rural residential district is intended to provide areas that will be able to accommodate agricultural, livestock and natural resource uses and very low density residential uses, until another development is appropriate, read zoning ordinances from the city of Carlsbad.

Commercial District 1 is intended to accommodate neighborhood-wide retail, office and customer services. These uses are regulated to reduce negative impacts on surrounding residential development, in accordance with zoning ordinances.

Commercial District 2 is intended to accommodate retail and commercial uses on a community and regional scale. These uses are regulated in order to be compatible with surrounding uses and existing infrastructures.

A person examining a cannabis plant.

The Industrial District is intended to accommodate manufacturing, production, research, fabrication, and heavy and / or concentrated industrial uses, according to the zoning ordinances of the City of Carlsbad.

Madrid Boyea said cannabis sales are not allowed in Residential District 1 (R-1) and Residential District 2 (R-2).

Residential District 1 is intended to accommodate moderate density single family residential development and provide land use protection for areas that develop in this manner. There must be a maximum of one primary residence per lot for residential district R-1 zoning.

Residential District 2 is intended to accommodate parks and subdivisions of single family homes, duplexes, multiple homes and higher density mobile homes and provide land use protection to areas that develop in this way. .

Following:City of Carlsbad Update: How New Cannabis Laws Affect Carlsbad

“There is a provision in state law that places a boundary on two different types of locations. “One is for schools and the other is for daycares,” she said.

Madrid-Boyea said a local government under state law cannot ban a cannabis establishment above 300 feet.

She said city council added the 300-foot limit to include places of worship and public parks in the city of Carlsbad.

Greenhouse worker spraying cannabis plants

“It’s for any cannabis establishment. Consumption can only take place in an approved drinking area or a private residence, ”she said.

Cannabis sales are limited from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday to Sunday, and hours of use in public consumption areas are 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday, and 12:00 p.m. at 12:00 a.m. on Sunday, according to a statement from the city of Carlsbad.

Councilors approved a second amendment concerning connections to the city of Carlsbad water system.

“What we originally wrote, if someone wants to grow or produce cannabis, they will have to connect to a 10 inch waterline,” Madrid-Boyea said.

She said the council agreed to an amendment limiting water use and pipeline requirements for growing cannabis.

“You have to go to the director of utilities (Ron Myers) to make sure there is enough water,” Madrid-Boyea said.

Following:New Mexico Cannabis Bill Affects Law Enforcement in Southeast New Mexico

Patterson said an individual had applied to the City of Carlsbad’s Licensing and Permitting Department to add recreational cannabis to his municipal business registration.

“About 10 different people have called the planning service to express their interest in starting a cannabis business but have not yet applied,” said Madrid-Boyea.

Matt Kennicott, partner of the Albuquerque-based P2M Cannabis Group, said the Carlsbad ordinance appears similar to other measures adopted by other municipalities in New Mexico.

“There is always a local touch, and Carlsbad is no different. This is a new industry for almost everyone involved, and we are learning and growing together. We are happy to see that communities across the state are welcoming this nascent industry with open arms, ”he said.

Matt Kennicott of P2M Cannabis Group in Albuquerque.

P2M Cannabis Group helps potential recreational cannabis business owners with a wide range of services from finding business locations to navigating possible prescriptions, Kennicott said.

Does the prescription impact medical cannabis companies?

Madrid-Boyea said provisions were in place in HB2 to protect medical cannabis dispensaries

“Recreational cannabis producers and retailers need to set aside 25% of their inventory to meet the demands of patients with medical marijuana,” she said.

Madrid-Boyea said the Carlsbad Recreational Cannabis Ordinance relates to medical cannabis.

“And allows all existing medical cannabis establishments to remain in place and continue to operate,” she said.

Madrid-Boyea said medical cannabis dispensaries looking to add recreational cannabis could be subject to other regulations.

“For example, if they want to be licensed as cannabis curries as well or have a consumption space,” she said.

According to the Where’s Weed website, Carlsbad has four medical cannabis businesses.

Oso Cannabis at 1704 South Canal Street, Pecos Valley Production at 812 North Canal Street and 810 Mermod Street and Health Education Society at 2409 West Pierce Street.

“Where’s Weed is the comprehensive online consumption resource that connects visitors to relevant cannabis companies in the United States and Canada,” their website states.

Mike Smith can be reached at 575-628-5546 or by email at [email protected] or @ArgusMichae on Twitter.


Scholarships, visas and everything you need to know to study

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In mid-March 2020, the United States completely closed its border with Spain. Since then, high school and university students have spent a year and a half without being able to cross the Atlantic to complete their studies, which hundreds of young people did to master their English and discover another culture before the Covid-19.

But the wait is over. On November 8, the United States will open the doors to Spain and 32 other countries, allowing entry to anyone who wishes to travel for tourism, study or work, even if their stays are short. .

ASTEX Overseas School Year Director Anna Pedriro explains to readers of La Vanguardia what to document for young people who want to complete their education in the United States.

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What visa do I need to get if I go to study in the United States?

During that year and a half of the pandemic, the United States accepted entry only to Spaniards who worked for an American company or students who had proven that they were going to study for at least 12 months in a school or university. university in the United States. .

However, starting next week, all students who wish to complete a semester or semester to complete their undergraduate studies will be able to enter on a student visa, which must be done in person at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid. .

Previously, the student had to request an appointment online at the embassy and choose an interview date based on availability. There, 5 basic documents must be submitted to obtain a student visa.

5 essential documents

Student visa

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A document issued by the school or university confirming the student’s acceptance in the center. It is a certificate which provides information on the duration of the stay and the place where the center authorizes the student to be under its supervision. If it is a business visa, it is the company that must make this document. In addition, the educational center had previously registered him with immigration for the embassy to accept.

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Form D-660By Internet, the student enters the code of the educational center, the data, the security questions, the reason for the trip …

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proof of payment visa fees (between $ 200 and $ 300).

4

passport complete and updated

5

Photography To obtain a visa

covid measurements

Should I get vaccinated, submit a PCR report and be quarantined?

Upon arrival in the United States, the student must submit a negative covid test. If you have been vaccinated, you must also prove that you have been vaccinated with both doses of any vaccine recognized by the World Health Organization. In this sense, the EU Covid-19 passport is an appropriate document for entry.

If a student decides not to be vaccinated, in addition to submitting a PCR test, they will be forced to self-quarantine for at least 7 days.

Students wishing to enter the United States must present a negative PCR test and a certificate of vaccination

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freedom of movement

Online or face-to-face courses? Will I be able to travel to another country?

Despite Americans maintaining a safe distance, mask, and other precautions so they don’t get infected on their school campuses, presence has returned to the classroom. Although some universities are flexible and can follow a semi-attendance, as is the case with many Spanish diplomas and masters.

Will I be able to travel to another state during my stay? naturally. Once a student enters the country, there is no distinction between countries. As well as the entrance for family visits, as the borders are also open for tourist trips.

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From November 8, tourists are also allowed to enter

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Entry requirements

What level of English do I need to study at an American university?

Before applying for admission to a university, it is important to know the basics of what is required and what the best institutions are.

American universities always ask students for whom English is not the mother tongue to test their level in this language in order to be able to continue the courses.

TOELF and IELTS are the tests accepted by most universities and colleges the United States. But it is important to check in advance which level tests are accepted at the host university and which will benefit me more than my result.

Prepare your English

level test

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Online English Course – Level B1 European Training and Qualification Institute

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Advanced English Course, Dyn Institute

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Online English Course – Level B2 European Training and Qualification Institute

Recommendations

What medical insurance should I take out?

It is recommended that you obtain medical insurance from a US company. Most often, the college or university the student is visiting indicates the type of health insurance they choose, or directly offers the insurance they work with.

American insurance with full coverage typically costs around a thousand dollars for a stay of about 10 months. It would be $ 100 per month.

Study in the United States

What scholarships can I apply for?

Universities can be public or private. The offer of diplomas and programs is enormous, as is the diversity of aid to finance studies. It is more economically accessible than universities colleges, public centers in the provinces designated to provide higher education, as well as all kinds of formal and unorganized training courses.

Scholarships for Athletes are the most comprehensive and common in the United States, and many Spaniards travel on scholarships to American universities during the four years of their graduation.

Another well-known option in Spain are the scholarships of the Amancio Ortega Foundation, which after Covid-19, the program resumed its activity recalling 400 new scholarships for the academic year 2022-2023.

And if you want to continue your postgraduate training, a Fulbright scholarship is a good option, although students must first demonstrate academic excellence through a lengthy selection process.


IE University, Fundación Nemesio Diez and Fundación Casa de México in Spain create Scholarship Fund for Excellence to promote Mexican talent

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IE University IE Foundation, Nemesio Diez Foundation and Casa de México Foundation in Spain announced the creation of the Valentin Diez Morodo Scholarship Fund for Excellence.

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This initiative aims to promote the development of young Mexican university students who will be able to follow a master’s program at IE University, and with the aim of building bridges between Mexico and Spain.

“It is an honor for IE University and the IE Foundation to develop this scholarship fund for excellence in the hands of the Nemesio Diez Foundation and the Casa México Foundation. This initiative aims to deepen ties between Mexico and Spain through education, cultural exchanges and the development of economic ties at all levels, from companies to startups, ”said Gonzalo Garland, vice president of the IE Foundation.

This scholarship fund is open to young Mexicans residing in Mexico who have completed undergraduate university studies and wish to pursue a master’s degree program at IE University. Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence, strong leadership skills, an entrepreneurial spirit, proactivity in their community, and a commitment to making a positive social impact in Mexico upon completion of their Masters.

The scholarships can cover tuition and living costs, depending on the financial need of each applicant. In addition, as part of this collaboration, students will be part of the IE Foundation Fellows program and will have access to its networking network, library and events. In addition, they will benefit from the support of Casa de México in Spain and will be able to take advantage of its spaces for master classes, extracurricular activities and events to establish exchanges between the IE community and the Mexican community in Madrid.

Find more information on the official page.


The 5 Best Teachers in Washington, DC


The best tutors in Washington:

The best rated teachers in Washington, DC are:

  • DC Spanish Tutor – offers top quality Spanish courses and Spanish teachers
  • Frog Tutoring – offers top-notch in-person and online private tutoring service
  • Applerouth tutoring services – offers tutoring services in Washington
  • LSAT Odyssey Tutoring – has some of the best private LSAT tutors in DC
  • Tutor Me Education – offer free one-to-one tutoring and test preparation

DC Spanish Tutor

DC Spanish Tutor offers top-notch Spanish courses for all skill levels, including Spanish programs and tutors at DC. Spanish Tutor DC is led by Santiago Montero, the founder and director. Santiago was born and raised in Spain, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in information science and a master’s degree in film scripting from the Autonomous University of Madrid. Santiago has combined the education and mass media sectors across Europe and Latin America for over 15 years.

His professional background provided him with the academic and technical foundations necessary to start Spanish Tutor DC. The main goal of the company is to be recognized as the best Spanish program in the Washington, DC area. In 2004 Santiago started teaching in the DC area, and in 2007 he started Spanish Tutor DC.

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Address: 1750 K St NW # 200, Washington, DC 20006
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“I was very, very satisfied with Spanish Tutor DC. My tutor, Deborah, is just great. She is very knowledgeable and has a knack for explaining the intricacies of the language. This school also has a great resource: podcasts in Spanish, covering many topics at different skill levels. I have found the podcasts and accompanying materials to be incredibly useful. I highly recommend this school. “- Denise E.

Frog TutoringThe best teachers in Washington

Frog Tutoring is Washington’s premier in-person and online private tutoring service. Frog Tutoring offers individual private lessons in the comfort of the student’s home. They specialize in math and science tutoring and provide great service to kids of all ages. Frog tutors are local college students and graduates. They are able to respond to the individual demands of each student while making the learning process enjoyable.

Education is a passion for them, and they want it to be a passion for you too. Their highly successful three-step program gives quick results. To begin with, the Washington DC tutor immediately introduces the student to the material. The tutor will then encourage the student to work upstream of the class, then reiterate the essential ideas so that the student maintains his competitive advantage. You will be able to track your progress in class performance and graded assignments in addition to receiving progress reports from your tutor.

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COMMENTS:

“Jiajun helped my son with a mid-level Java programming task in a college introductory computer course. He was patient and intelligent, and he helped my son with many tasks that had baffled him. He also stayed beyond the scheduled time slot because he knew my son had a major exam the next day and a lot of homework to do. We could not have been more blown away. You did a great job. “- Claire S.

Applerouth tutoring servicesWashington Guardians

Applerouth tutoring services was founded by Jed Applerouth in 2001 with the clear aim of providing a wiser approach to tutoring. They are delighted to have highly qualified tutors who offer one-on-one, needs-based tutoring, focusing on each student’s specific issues, whether they are topics or issues of motivation. They encourage their educators to really help. Jed Applerouth, Founder and Chairman of Applerouth Tutoring, is a teacher and educational pioneer. Jed studied the cognitive and learning processes of students in order to improve the teaching tactics of Applerouth Tutoring Services. He is a nationally certified counselor with a doctorate. in educational psychology.

Jed is also a talented artist. He has developed a very effective and unique system for teaching academic subjects and preparing children for university and graduate entrance tests by combining his advice and pedagogical knowledge, visual skills and sense of humor. original. Jed is always on the lookout for new ways to improve ATS methods and resources, as well as researching the most advanced educational strategies to keep his tutors at the forefront of education. Jed had a perfect 2400 on the SAT and a super score of 36 on the ACT, so he was no stranger to the tests.

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Address: 4750 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
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COMMENTS:

“Our tutor did a wonderful job preparing our daughter for the SAT and they formed a close relationship, mainly through the tutor’s consistent, upbeat and personal approach. We would recommend Applerouth, and in particular our tutor, to other Seattle area families without a reservation. ” – Seattle P.

LSAT Odyssey TutoringGood tutors in Washington

LSAT Odyssey Tutoring is home to some of DC’s best private LSAT tutors. Hundreds of students in Washington, DC have used their tutors and classes to improve their LSAT scores by 20 points or more. Good mentors are needed at important times in life, and Odyssey enjoys building relationships with students to better understand their learning styles.

Find out how Odyssey’s comprehensive tutoring program helps students gain admission to T-14 law schools and advance their careers. Great moments in life require exceptional mentors; they’ve been in your shoes and understand how to deal with LSAT obstacles. With highly effective coaching, unmatched methodology, and personalized study programs, Odyssey LSAT Prep helps you make the most of your study time.

Its unique and holistic strategy systematically translates into score gains that allow its students to attend the best law schools in the country and receive substantial financial aid.

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Adress: 3807 Porter St NW # 202, Washington, DC 20016
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COMMENTS:

“I had an incredible experience with Odyssey Prep. I cannot thank my tutor Eric enough !! I was able to increase my score by 11 points in just a few months. Eric has been very professional throughout the process. He made planning very easy and answered all of my questions clearly. He was able to detect my weaknesses and correct them before my test in August. I would recommend Eric to anyone who needs a tutor. ” – Emma L.

Tutor Me EducationOne of the best tutors in Washington

Tutor Me Education was founded by a group of ivy league alumni who saw a lot of struggling students with the potential to be successful but lacked the will to do so. The group set out to help others in their free time by offering free one-on-one tutoring and test preparation. This mission of educating and supporting children in difficulty quickly grew into a successful business. They are happy to report that they have helped thousands of students across the country succeed in their studies and master their courses.

Each of their top-notch teachers is handpicked through a thorough interview process to ensure that each tutor is smart, personable, and able to tailor their teaching method to each student’s learning style. At Tutor Me Education, they believe that having the right advice and help is just as vital as having the knowledge you need to be successful. These tutoring sessions are meticulously planned for optimal learning and can be scheduled online or from the comfort of your own home. An educational instructor works with you 24/7 to design a personalized program and connect you with an expert tutor who can help you achieve your academic goals.


EU migration plans for Morocco, Libya and others

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The European Commission is working on plans to strengthen relations with so-called “partner” countries, within the framework of its pact on migration and asylum.

Leaked committee documents dated earlier this month outline draft proposals on Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia – all available for download below.

The Afghanistan document offers immediate and short-term plans, including sending a possible EU border guard from Frontex to neighboring Pakistan to deal with the war-torn country.

“Frontex is not currently implementing border-related activities in Afghanistan,” he said, noting that negotiations on a working agreement with the country are not planned.

Talks are also underway to allocate around € 1 billion to Afghanistan under the EU’s new € 79.5 billion wallet known as the Neighborhood and Cooperation Instrument. Development.

But he also indicates that “the work to advance this within the framework of the multiannual indicative program of the country 2021-2027 is now suspended”.

An additional 79 million euros are also being prepared for 2022 to deal with the “regional dimension of Afghan displacement,” the document notes.

Regarding Bosnia and Herzegovina, the EU plans to discuss its migration policy and its prospects for enlargement in November and December, with possible additional funding measures.

“Bosnia and Herzegovina is invited to adopt sectoral strategies at national level, the implementation of which can benefit from financial support from the EU”, he notes.

On Libya, he says he wants to build a rights-based migration and asylum system.

The country has already received some 455 million euros in European funds. More than half went to migrant protection and a third to “community stabilization” and border management, according to the report.

Now he wants to provide Libya with “a flexible source of funding to meet changing needs and routes.”

This includes strengthening the AU-EU-UN working group, set up to rescue migrants and refugees stranded in Libya, before the end of the year.

He also wants to initiate a migration dialogue with Libya after the presidential elections in mid-December.

On Morocco, he wants Rabat to strengthen border controls, search and rescue operations and dismantle the smuggling networks.

Plans are also underway for “structured cooperation” with Frontex and the Moroccan authorities. A working agreement with the EU police agency, Europol, is also envisaged.

Regarding money, the committee indicates that a draft budget for 2021-2027 is being prepared and should focus inter alia on the root causes of migration. He also notes that Morocco will be able to rely on another fund, set up for other neighboring countries, to curb migration.

Regarding Tunisia, he notes that around 30 million euros of European funds have been devoted to strengthening its coast guards. “An additional 10 million euros is being finalized,” he notes.

The goal, he said, is to ensure that Tunisia’s migration strategy and asylum law are finalized and approved.

“Frontex is not currently implementing border related activities in Tunisia and the Tunisian authorities are reluctant to cooperate with it,” he said.

Internal EU highlights

They also set out bilateral initiatives between EU states.

Among the highlights:

Regarding Tunisia, Austria, Belgium and Germany want better cooperation when it comes to sending unwanted Tunisians home.

“[Austria] is generally not satisfied with cooperation with Tunisia, due to identification issues, ”Austria said.

On Libya, the Czech Republic supports the Libyan coast guard but does not go into details.

But with the Visegrad 4 countries (Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic), they are now planning increased financial support for Libyan border management.

Italy has announced that it will deliver two “second-hand” inflatable boats to the Libyan coastguard and port security, while Malta is considering options to provide expertise on reception facilities.

“A technical team has already visited Tripoli to assess the vessels available to the Libyan coast guard,” said Malta.

In Morocco, Germany is training the authorities in the detection of documentary fraud and in aviation safety.

Spain is carrying out “infrastructure reforms” in its northern Moroccan enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla, including surveillance.

Madrid is also strengthening information exchange and police collaboration with Morocco to fight migrant smuggling, he said.

Regarding Afghanistan, Bulgaria has helped train police officers from Iraq and Afghanistan with the aim of dismantling the smuggling of migrants.

Denmark has funded return and reintegration programs. Estonia has suspended all bilateral projects in Afghanistan, given the current crisis.

Italy has carried out a € 900,000 project to help Afghan refugees in Iran.

Slovenia says it currently has two Afghan scholarship holders studying civil engineering.

He also deployed a police officer to Afghanistan for six months to train and educate local police, he said.

Macrogen expands and relocates its Spanish subsidiary

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Macrogen has enlarged and moved its Spanish branch to the center of Madrid.

Macrogen said it has completed the expansion and relocation of its branch in Spain, with the aim of strengthening its competitiveness in the European market.

It is part of Macrogen’s strategy to build a global network of genome centers. The company opened a new genome center in Maastricht, the Netherlands, in August.

“The new Spanish branch is in the center of Madrid and has high access to medical facilities such as large teaching hospitals, general hospitals and examination centers,” a company official told Korea Biomedical Review on Thursday. “The company plans to promote the expansion of clinical diagnostics and treatment services business through the outsourced branch.”

The old branch was on the outskirts of Madrid, she added.

With the relocation, the company plans to advance in the European clinical diagnostics and treatment market based on the business and technological capabilities accumulated in the local genome analysis market. The Macrogen Spain branch maintains a leading position in the Spanish next-generation sequencing market with over 40% market share in the third quarter and expands its business by attracting customers to Portugal.

The Spanish branch will also provide a fast and accurate Covid-19 diagnostic service. He is working on signing a business agreement with a local travel agency so Korean tourists visiting Spain can take Covid-19 tests without language or cultural difficulties.

“As the world shifts to the ‘live with Covid’ diet, the Covid-19 diagnostic test will become common in everyday life,” said Cha Seung-heon, manager of the Spanish branch. “We expect that, thanks to Macrogen’s new Covid-19 diagnostic service, Spaniards, foreigners and tourists will receive Covid-19 test results easier and faster. “

Macrogen will also open a new genome center in Milan, Italy next year, taking another step towards building the global network.

“The opening of the new center is a key milestone in providing personalized services to major base countries, which is good news for customers across Europe and Africa,” said Kim Bong-cho. , CEO of Macrogen Europe. “Macrogen Europe plans to continue to expand its network of genome centers to provide the fastest and most reliable service.”


Gigas and Educsi are recognized by the educational community for their “Gigas for Schools” project

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The enlightED Awards are the Oscars of the education sector

Gigas and Educsi are recognized by the educational community for their “Gigas for Schools” project

The enlightED Awards recognized this project as a key to bringing students closer to new technologies and entrepreneurship

Over 700 applications from 15 countries were submitted

Madrid, October 26, 2021 – Gigas, a Spanish multinational specializing in the provision of converged telecommunications, cybersecurity and cloud services for businesses, and Educsi-Jesuit Education, won an enlightED Awards, which recognizes the most innovative projects in the sector of ‘education.

The award – presented as part of EnlightED, a global conference on education, technology and innovation organized by the Telefónica Foundation, IE University and the South Summit – is one of the most prestigious in the industry. education. The company received this distinction for its Gigas for Schools project, a Gigas and Educsi initiative, set up with the aim of training students in entrepreneurship and the technologies of the future.

The fourth edition of EnlightED – a hybrid event – benefited from 300 international speakers and a total of 470,000 spectators from 46 different countries. Over 700 entries from 15 countries were submitted to participate in four categories: Newly created companies, startups and entrepreneurial ecosystems; In-company training programs, continuing education, professional development and formal training and informalpermanent formation; Universities, vocational training and higher education establishments; Primary, Secondary and Post mandatorySecondary schools. Gigas for Schools is one of the three winning projects in the last category.

Gigas’ project, developed in collaboration with Educsi, emphasizes new teaching methodologies to bring secondary school students, those studying for their high school diploma, basic vocational training and technical training , to be interested in new technologies and entrepreneurship as a career option, and attaches particular importance to female students. This long-standing initiative – in which more than 2,000 young people aged 15 to 18 have already participated – holds its fifth edition this year and understands the need for professionals to face the deep digital transformation that companies are undertaking.

For Diego Cabezudo, CEO and co-founder of Gigas, “It is a real honor to have received this prestigious award. But above all, at Gigas we are extremely proud to have a program that truly has an impact on the lives and futures of the thousands of students who have participated in the project.an innovative and inclusive project closely linked to our technological DNA. “ Besides, “this recognition would not have been possible without the people, institutions and companies that took part. We warmly thank the teachers, students, management teams and companies who have collaborated directly or indirectly“, said Cabezudo and Lucía Rodríguez Olay, general coordinator of the project.

Throughout these five editions, Gigas for Schools has been made possible thanks to the involvement of the following companies and entities: PwC, DreamShaper, Serunión, Mar de Niebla Foundation, Camilo José Cela University, ALSA, Bolsa de Madrid (Madrid Stock Exchange),

RockCamp, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Esplai Foundation, Alusín Solar, Samsung, IsYourDay, Interxión, Gradiant, Gomserbus, Endeavor and many people related to the worlds of entrepreneurship and technology who individually have contributed with their conferences or as part of the jury throughout the project.

About Gigas

Gigas is a Spanish multinational specializing in converged telecommunications, cybersecurity and cloud services for businesses, and is listed on the BME Growth market (GIGA.MAB). Created in 2011, the Gigas group today offers services to more than 10,000 customers around the world, helping them in their digital transformation and offering them peace of mind as a service based on four values; cutting-edge innovative technology, security, flexibility and proximity. It has offices in 8 countries and 11 data centers in Europe, the United States and Latin America.

For more information, please contact: Gigas communications

Barbara gonzalez

Phone. : 603 578 654

email: [email protected]


Cop26: What progress has been made since Cop25?

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Do you remember the Cop25? If so, it’s probably not for the right reasons. The last UN climate summit, held in Madrid in 2019, was characterized by quarrels between major polluting nations and ultimately a disappointing lack of action.

Now at the dawn of Cop26 in Glasgow – postponed for a year due to the Covid pandemic – there is an even narrower window to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement, designed to curb climatic extremes even more important.

Countries must commit to drastically reducing their global heat emissions to keep global temperature rise at an increasingly ambitious level of 1.5 ° C since pre-industrial times, or “well below”. 2 ° C. Currently, the world has heated by about 1.1 ° C.

Prior to the Paris Agreement, the world was heading for a temperature rise close to 4C, and although that has dropped, it is still hitting above 3C this century. The World Meteorological Organization reported on Monday that greenhouse gas concentrations reached an all-time high last year and increased at a faster rate than the annual average of the past decade, despite a temporary reduction during lockdowns of Covid.

While it’s clear that more action can’t come fast enough, there have been glimmers of good news since the last summit.

No more doubts about the climate crisis – and experts are clear on what needs to be done

Since 2013, the vast majority of scientists (97%) have agreed that the climate crisis is largely caused by humans burning fossil fuels.

This figure is now even higher. Research published last week by Cornell University found that 99.9% of studies now claim the climate crisis is man-made, on par with scientific certainty of evolution.

It echoes an assessment in August by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the leading authority on climate science, which for the first time called “unequivocal” that influence human has warmed the atmosphere, the oceans and the land.

The path to reducing emissions is also mapped out in even clearer terms.

The International Energy Agency, which has analyzed global energy consumption over the past half-century, said in May that there was no room for new oil, gas and coal projects if the world was to meet its goal of net zero emissions by 2050.

In a one-of-a-kind project, the Net Zero roadmap also called for a global halt to the sale of new fossil-fueled boilers by 2025, new gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035, and the transition to a global electricity grid without emissions by 2040..

Every gesture counts, notes the IPCC. “We are not doomed,” said Dr Friederike Otto, author of the IPCC report and associate director of the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford. The independent earlier this year.

Clean energy grows fast

Solar and wind renewables combined accounted for 1.7 percent of the world’s electric power in 2010, reports the World Resources Institute, a nonprofit research organization. In 2020, that figure was 8.7%, a much bigger jump than energy experts predicted.

The cost of renewables has dropped dramatically over the past decade as technology has improved and production has increased. The cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy fell 85% from 2010, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency.

Program promises are being updated

Although they still exist mainly on paper, more and more countries have offered “Nationally Determined Contributions” (NDCs), commitments by countries to reduce their emissions.

The original NDCs are not enough to meet the 1.5 ° C target, so the Paris Agreement has a “ratchet mechanism”, which means that each country must come up with a bolder reduction target. emissions every five years. The Cop26 is the first major test of the performance of the Paris Agreement.

Currently, only The Gambia has offered an NDC compatible with 1.5C, according to Climate Action Tracker. Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria and the UK have set “near sufficient” NDCs.

Overall, some 131 countries have advanced or are on track to meet emission reduction targets, covering almost three quarters (72%) of global emissions.

If the plans are fully implemented, it “opens the window” to meeting the Paris targets, according to a new report, keeping the temperature rise to 2-2.4 ° C by 2100. But the report noted that what is important now are concrete actions – especially this decade.

(Baby) steps by the other biggest polluters in the world

The world’s biggest polluters are not doing enough, fast enough, to meet the Paris targets. But there have been small steps in the right direction.

New plans emerged before Cop26. Chinese President Xi Jinping told the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in September that the country, the world’s biggest polluter, will no longer build coal-fired power plants abroad.

“China will step up support to other developing countries in developing green and low-carbon energy and will not build new overseas coal-fired power projects,” he told the rally. world leaders. However, there was no commitment to curtail China’s burgeoning domestic coal production.

In 2020, China announced that it will “strive” to peak carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.

Russia, the fourth-largest emitter whose economy relies heavily on fossil fuels, has also set a target of 2060.

Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s largest oil producers, said over the weekend it aimed to achieve “net zero emissions” by 2060 – but again with no indication the kingdom would slow down emissions. oil and gas investments abroad. Another petro-state, the United Arab Emirates, has pledged to reach a goal of net zero by 2050.

The United States is back in the game

Joe Biden won last November’s election in part thanks to his bold vision to chart a greener future for America amid worsening climate extremes.

He joins the Paris Agreement abandoned by Donald Trump; hosted a virtual climate summit for world leaders at the White House and announced at the UNGA that the United States would double climate finance funding for the poorest countries.

He has also installed an army of climate experts in government agencies and sent Special Envoy John Kerry on a world tour to spark ambition to reduce global warming emissions.

But his national emissions reduction program is being roughed up by members of his own party, raising questions about the strength of the US president’s negotiating position when he arrives in Glasgow.

Ordinary people stand up

Global climate protests have taken on a new urgency and are led by young people around the world.

As the pandemic has slowed, the past few weeks have seen renewed pressure from the streets calling on businesses and government to act.

A Pew survey conducted last month of 17 advanced economies in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region revealed deep concern about the climate crisis among populations. The poll found that most people were willing to change the way they live and work if it could make a difference in the climate crisis.

This renewed energy is not limited to marches and sit-ins, people carry their demands to voting booths.

In countries across Europe, there is growing support for politicians who say they are up to the challenges. Months after catastrophic floods stunned Germany, for example, the Green Party won the most votes on record, moving closer to the country’s two biggest parties.

In the United States, the Congressional Progressive Caucus is holding firm on demands for initiatives to deal with the climate crisis after rallying supporters behind Joe Biden in the presidential primaries and in the election against Mr. Trump.


Fans who mistreated him after Clasico defeat lack “morals and values”: Koeman

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MADRID: Ronald koeman (Photo) said those who mistreated him outside Camp Nou on Sunday after Barcelona defeated in the Classic “I don’t know what morals and values ​​are”.

Koeman was hampered by a group of fans as he tried to leave the stadium in his car after Barca’s 2-1 loss to Real Madrid in La Liga. Some shouted curses and others kicked his car.

Barcelona issued a statement on Sunday condemning “the violent and dismissive acts” against Koeman, who is a club legend after scoring the game-winning goal for Barca in the 1992 European Cup final.

“I don’t think there is a solution,” Koeman said at a press conference Tuesday. “For me, it’s a social problem, it’s people who have an education problem, they don’t know what morals and values ​​are.

“But the atmosphere on the pitch, even at 2-0, was just the opposite, and we shouldn’t be paying too much attention to these people.”

Koeman continued, “I wasn’t scared, there was a point where I said ‘I’m going out’, but better if I didn’t. I understand people are not happy, but you don’t expect that.

The loss to Madrid leaves Barcelona ninth in La Liga, six points off the top before Wednesday’s away game at Rayo Vallecano.

Rayo, who recruited Radamel Falcao, 35, this summer, is seventh, despite having just been promoted. “They’re booming, they’re aggressive and they’re having a great start to the season,” said Koeman.

Ansu Fati may not be fit to play in the game. Fati came out in the second half on Sunday, but Koeman said this was unrelated to the knee injury that kept the 18-year-old from being able to play. be away for almost a year.

“He had some discomfort and not because of the injury he had,” Koeman said. “He is still skeptical. We put him on the team and tomorrow (Wednesday) morning we’ll decide if he can travel with us.

Sergio Aguero scored his first goal for Barcelona against Madrid after recently recovering from a calf injury.

“He’s been training for two and a half weeks and he’s improved a lot physically,” Koeman said. “He’s still not ready for 90 minutes but he could start the game or play in the second half.” – AFP


After 24 years, a conductor returns to the Met Opera


It is also one of the simplest pages musically. It does not have the contrapuntal richness of the rest of the work; it’s like Sachs is really listening, like he’s an earworm.

Wagner puts Walther’s song in slow motion, with different harmonic settings, and Sachs talks about it with this descending bassline; the song sinks deeper into his consciousness, into his soul. “Meistersinger” is a smart piece, that way there is an artificial side, because it’s so artfully put together. It’s when things are simple that Wagner wants a message to really get across.

“Meistersinger” is often treated as hard work. What do you think of his historical associations, especially the few minutes at the end, when Sachs grimly warns of the need to defend “German sacred art” against external threats?

There is no doubt that it is nationalist, but it is not Nazi. I think it’s important to remember that. What Wagner is saying is that society, or outside forces, are going to put our traditions – the way we do things – at risk, and so we have to be strong to stand up for that. Now he uses what to us are more than nationalist words, and that’s unfortunate because of the history of WWII. But everyone, I think, defends their culture, their country, their beliefs in different ways. It must be said that in classical music, the Germans had a lot to give.

I don’t sink into a deep depression when directing this moment. The words Sachs uses at the end were inspired by Wagner’s wife Cosima, who felt they needed to be emphasized. The whole room color changes for two pages; It’s strange; it even gets melodramatic, so you can tell Wagner’s heart wasn’t there, really.

Doesn’t that sound like him?

No, do you know what it looks like? Sounds like Italian opera. Seems like it shouldn’t be given too much weight. This is my feeling.


Alberto Rodríguez: The Podemos legislator quits the party and pledges to appeal to the European Court for the controversial loss of his seat in Spain | Spain

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A young Spanish politician who became a symbol of change when he joined parliament in 2016 will oppose a decision to revoke his seat after being found guilty of assaulting a police officer.

Dreadlocked Alberto Rodríguez made headlines in January 2016 when he took office as representative of the left-wing Podemos party, shortly after the elections that marked the end of the two-party system in Spain.

But last Friday, House Speaker Meritxell Batet decided to revoke Rodríguez’s legislative status due to a Supreme Court ruling that found him guilty of kicking a police officer during ‘a 2014 public event in La Laguna, on the Canary Island of Tenerife.

Batet’s announcement sparked a new crisis between the partners of the Spanish coalition, the Socialist Party (PSOE) and Unidas Podemos. It also highlighted a clash between the legislature and the judiciary, with the court saying parliamentary officials, who initially said Rodríguez could retain his seat despite the ruling, were “reinterpreting” the judge’s ruling.

Leaders of Unidas Podemos, the junior member of Spain’s minority government and itself made up of Podemos and other leftist groups, quickly suggested the possibility of a criminal complaint against the Speaker of the House who they say deliberately made an illegal decision. But with tensions rapidly escalating between the two coalition partners – Batet is a member of the PSOE – Unidas Podemos officials quickly noted that the complaint would not be filed by the party itself, but rather by Rodríguez to personal title.

Over the weekend, it emerged that Rodríguez was leaving Podemos and ultimately would not file a criminal complaint against Batet. Instead, he will resort to the Spanish Constitutional Court and take his case to the European Court of Human Rights. This change in strategy comes after Rodríguez changed lawyers and hired the same cabinet that represents Carles Puigdemont, the ex-prime minister of Catalonia who fled to Belgium after leading a failed unilateral secession attempt in 2017 Rodríguez, who until now was represented by a Podemos. lawyer, said he now needed “an independent team with expertise in the European environment”.

In a statement, the representative of the Canary Islands called the decision to remove him from his status as an MP as “abusive” and a violation of his rights. He accuses Meritxell Batet of granting himself “powers which he lacks” and of “modifying [court] sentence. “He also said that Batet’s actions” violate the most fundamental principles of popular sovereignty and democracy in the Spanish state “.

A day earlier, Rodríguez had also announced that he was leaving Podemos, where he once served as the organization’s secretary. In a statement, he said “you have to know when to end a cycle.” He added that “the PSOE gave in under the pressure of the justice” and that it was condemned by the Supreme Court “without proof”.

Origins of the dispute

Supreme Court Justice Manuel Marchena and Chamber President Meritxell Batet in a September 2019 file photo. Mariscal (EFE)

Rodríguez was found guilty of kicking a policeman during a protest in 2014 and sentenced to 45 days in prison, although this was changed to a fine of € 540, which he paid. The sentence also included a habilitación de sufragio pasivo – a ban on the right to passive suffrage, that is to say the right to stand for election. And this is where legal disputes begin.

The legal team advising the Spanish parliament believe the sentence means Rodríguez cannot stand for election, but cannot be stripped of the seat he already holds. The Supreme Court considers that although Rodríguez has paid the fine, the other part of the sentence has not yet been served and involves the revocation of his parliamentary powers. Last week he asked parliament when it would implement the decision, which is seen as pressure on the legislature.

Although there is no case law to rely on, some legal sources have stated that it could be interpreted that Rodríguez is not eligible to be a Member of Parliament because he does not follow the nomination rules of the Spain because of his prison sentence. Others openly question whether the suspension of the right to passive suffrage can be applied retroactively.

“The legal literature clearly shows that being deprived of the right to passive suffrage does not lead to the loss of the post you hold at that time,” said Jacobo Dopico, professor of criminal law at the Carlos III University in Madrid. . “The fact of being deprived of the right to be elected to a public post during the term of the sentence does not extend to being deprived of posts obtained previously, even those obtained during elections”, recognized the professor of right Josep Maria Tamarit.

The legal team advising Congress took the same view in a report released on Monday last week, saying the convicted person would not be eligible to run for office for the length of the sentence – in this case, 45 days – but would not lose the right to occupy existing positions.

The Socialist Party gave in under pressure from the courts

Alberto Rodríguez, former legislator

But Supreme Court Judge Manuel Marchena, who heads the court’s criminal division, rejected this view and a few hours later sent the Speaker of the House a document reminding him that the sentence against Rodríguez had not yet executed.

Borja Mapelli, professor of criminal law at the University of Seville, agrees with the Supreme Court. “If he is prohibited from being elected to a public office, it follows that he must lose his current public office,” he said. “You have lost the trust expected of people in public office, so you have to give it up. A reasonable interpretation of the law is that these additional penalties, which are accompanied by a term of imprisonment, render the latter incompatible with the performance of public office.

But this type of retrospective ineligibility is “an unacceptable trap in the rule of law,” said José Antonio Martín Pallaín, former judge of the Supreme Court. The Spanish constitution, he said, guarantees that sanctions restricting individual rights cannot be applied retroactively.

Martín Pallaín was very critical of this theory of retroactive ineligibility, which, according to him, has been developed in recent years “in a disturbing way” and specifically adapted to Catalan separatist politicians, some of whom have been excluded from their positions. functions. “This is an unfavorable judicial interpretation that cannot be upheld with our Constitution in our hands.”


Anchorage children receive free dental services

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Stuffed animals – each with a pair of shiny false teeth – accompanied the children as dental students at the University of Alaska Anchorage performed cleanings, x-rays and exams. “PawPatrol”, “Frozen” and Pokémon decals decorated the clear dividers between each exam room, and songs from “The Little Mermaid” sounded overhead.

The UAA Children’s Day Dental Clinic, hosted by the School of Allied Health’s Dental Hygiene Program, gave 11 UAA dental students the opportunity to provide free services to young people from Anchorage.

The event took place on Friday and provided dental services to children up to 18 years old.

“When I grow up I want to be a dentist like you!” Leilani Madrid, 6, told dental program faculty member Dr Evelyn Haley.

While waiting for her teeth to be cleaned, Leilani used a small dental inspection mirror to investigate the pair of false teeth installed in the clinic’s stuffed animal fish that she named Tiggy.

“I did such a good job with my photos,” Leilani said of her x-rays. “I didn’t need the help of my mother and my little brother.”

The event gives students the chance to work on degree requirements while gaining experience in a clinical setting. It also helps educate the public and provide a positive experience for children, said Carri Shamburger, dental hygiene program director.

Four-year-old Lia Barela was reluctant to leave after her appointment. Wearing a pink bracelet that dental program student Ronie Marc Salvador chose for her from a toy box in the waiting room and holding a small toy in the shape of a tooth, Lia begged to stay for her to stay. can spend time with his friends.

Junior Marina Pack said it was after “a lot of soul searching” that she found her place in the UAA’s dental hygiene program.

“I really wanted to help people,” she said. “This is where I landed and I’m so sure it’s good for me.”

Being a part of Friday’s event was the icing on the cake.

“There is so much happiness,” she said. Her hair was neatly tucked behind a handmade headwear decorated with bright red apples. “It’s really great to see that and to have this experience.

Senior Shayna McGinty –– who wore fairy wings and a white tutu –– wore her tooth fairy wand as she interacted with the children during the educational portion of the event. One young girl even lowered her mask to show McGinty her missing tooth.

“It melted my heart,” she said.

Shamburger said the Children’s Day dental clinic will be held again next year at the same time of year. Low cost dental appointments with UAA students are also available to the public from September through April. For more information, visit the School of Allied Health website.


Solana Beach family continues to honor their son’s life through Challenge Days

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Challenge Day, a national organization dedicated to building empathy and compassion in communities, has been closed to an online-only experience from March 13, 2020 until September 1, 2021. Their in-person social and emotional learning program of Day Four, which has come to Torrey Pines High School since 2007, has positively impacted over 6,000 TPHS students and parent volunteers. 2021 Challenge Day TPHS Parenting Model Volunteer Diana Li said, “It was an amazing experience! It’s quite exceptional that Torrey Pines offers this to students. It changed life.

The Gauntt family established a scholarship fund at the TPHS Foundation in 2008 in memory of their son Jimmy Gauntt (above).

(Courtesy of the Gauntt family)

For the past 13 years at Torrey Pines High School, the Challenge Day program has been funded by enrichment donations from parents and students to the TPHS Foundation. New this year, more than half of the event’s funding came from the Gauntt family, longtime Solana Beach residents. They felt compelled to lead the remainder of their son’s memorial fund to help the more than 425 TPHS students and 125 parent volunteers have a life-changing emotional connection experience.

Casey and Hilary Gauntt, along with their daughter and son-in-law, Brittany and Ryan Kirby (both graduates of TPHS), established a scholarship fund at the TPHS Foundation in 2008 in memory of their son, Jimmy, who was hit and killed by a car on the Del Dios highway when he was only 24 years old. The fund, donated by parents and friends of Jimmy’s, has donated over $ 90,000 to 41 Torrey Pines high school graduates over the past 13 years. Jimmy, who graduated from TPHS in 2002, served as senior class president, played four years of football, ran three years in track and field, was voted Homecoming Prince and “cutest guy” by his peers. He has been an AP Fellow, Boys State Finalist, Member of the National Honor Society, recipient of the Dartmouth Book Award, Golden Falcon Award (most acclaimed TPHS honor) and won the prestigious scholarship of the USC.

While at USC, Jimmy majored in English and Spanish Literature, studied abroad in Madrid and London, became fluent in Spanish, and wrote, performed and produced three plays. A Phi Betta Kappa graduate from USC in 2006, he was a talented saxophonist and prolific reader of Shakespeare, DH Lawrence, and James Joyce, among others. By the time of Jimmy’s death in 2008, he had just completed his fourth screenplay titled “Now is the Time”. Like Jimmy, students who had a passion for studying literature, fine and performing arts in college could apply for the Jimmy Gauntt Memorial Scholarship each year through Torrey Pines High School. Nominations were reviewed and recipients selected by the Gauntt family.

When the Gauntt family were approached by the Executive Director of the TPHS Foundation, Zephyr Fletcher, in early March 2021 to see if they would like to make an impact on the lives of over 425 young adults by redirecting the remaining portion of their son’s memorial fund Towards the Challenge Days at TPHS, Casey Gauntt said, “The opportunities for students to connect are vitally important as they re-emerge from this extended period of isolation imposed by COVID. We would be happy to redirect the balance of “Jimmy Dollars” to your Challenge Days program. “

Students wearing Challenge Day t-shirts.

Students wearing Challenge Day t-shirts.

(Courtesy of the TPHS Foundation)

Since Jimmy’s death, retired lawyer Casey Gauntt has dedicated his life to making connections with people who overcome the emotional hardships of death and mourn the loss of a child. Gauntt not only lost his son, but he also lost his own father to suicide when he was only 20 years old. In a March 28, 2021 San Diego Union-Tribune article, Gauntt said he encountered families so devastated by the loss of a child that they never got over it. He found that the most successful families in dealing with their grief are the ones who channel it in positive ways, such as creating foundations and scholarships on behalf of their children as a lasting legacy, “or really anything that helps others.” .

Due to funding provided by the Jimmy Gauntt Memorial Fund, Torrey Pines High School, under the COVID protocols of the San Dieguito Union High School District, has been authorized to host in-person challenge days from October 12-15. This program has had a national impact on more than 2,700 schools in 33 years and 1.7 million students and adults. This year, for the first time, the Challenge Day was sold out in advance at TPHS.

“We (the staff at Torrey Pines) knew that coming out of COVID this year, the Challenge Days would be needed more than any other year,” said Rob Coppo, director of TPHS. “Knowing that life’s emotions and challenges could be at an all time high due to isolation, the Foundation (TPHS) contacted Challenge Day in early 2021, to monitor progress of reopening to in-person experiences. We were grateful that they were able to come this year.

Don Collins, TPHS Social and Emotional Outreach Professor, exclaimed, “Wouldn’t it be great to go to a school where everyone feels safe, loved and celebrated! With Challenge Day we have the opportunity to create this safe environment for a day and hope this experience will encourage the maintenance of empathy and tolerance. “

Jeff Owen, TPHS PALS teacher and Challenge Week Staff Coordinator, summed up: “Challenge Day is a six-hour workshop held in the TPHS Gymnasium providing a structured platform that gives all students a special opportunity to connect with their peers to overcome difficulties or insecurities, learn about tolerance, empathy and repression of social signals and stereotypes.

Beach ball at Challenge Day

Beach ball at Challenge Day

(Courtesy of the TPHS Foundation)

To start the day, parent volunteers and student leaders greeted the students in a long tunnel, cheering and cheering them on along the way. The early morning consisted mainly of games and icebreakers to help the students have fun and feel comfortable. Then the students and parents were divided into small groups of five to six, where they had about two minutes each to share what they wanted. There was no limit or restriction on what they could share with their “family circle”.

At the end of this activity, most of the students agreed that they felt closer to this small group of people than some of the students they had attended school with for years. One of the most moving activities of the day was called “Crossing the Line”. In this activity, students would cross the line if a statement or situation stated by the facilitators applied to them. Not only did this allow students to recognize that their peers were going through more than they originally thought, but it also made them realize that they were not alone. Students and parents crossed the line with them and offered them a hug or shoulder to cry on. Those who have not crossed the line have implemented the gestural gesture “I love you” as a support.

“The first thing my son said when he got home from school was ‘Challenge Day was so awesome mom!’

Traci Acers, TP Parent, Foundation Board Member and Challenge Day Coordinator, said: “The Challenge Day program has been an absolutely inspiring empathetic social and emotional learning adventure to coordinate. Acer’s husband Trever said of his one-day volunteering experience from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm: “I think I got more emotions out of volunteering for that day than almost anything. what I have volunteered for in the past. Zephyr Fletcher, Executive Director of the TPHS Foundation, commented, “When I lost my father to a sudden heart attack while I was graduating from eighth grade, my family’s world fell apart. It would have been amazing to have Challenge Days to connect emotionally with others who may have gone through something so upsetting. I cannot thank the Gauntts enough for their decision to use the Jimmy’s Memorial Fund to reach so many people in our school this week. I’m pretty sure Jimmy helped them spiritually in some way or another with their hard-hitting decision.

If you would like this program to remain funded at Torrey Pines, donate to TPHS Classroom and Student Enrichment in support of Challenge Days and visit: www.torreypinesfoundation.org/donate/ – Press release from the TPHS Foundation

A Brief History and Safety and Security Needs of SD-WAN

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History of SD-WAN and current security of SD-WAN

What is SD-WAN – a definition. SD-WAN (Software Defined WAN) is an innovation based on the more complete concept of SDN (Software Defined Networking).

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SD-WAN (Software Defined WAN) is an innovation based on the more complete concept of SDN (Software Defined Networking). It allows businesses as well as businesses to set up plans to disperse web traffic from the network. The central site of any SD-WAN service has complete control of its sites or workplaces as well as the website traffic that runs through the network, using a controller. This network controller is also capable of initiating edge devices on websites or desktops to be configured with contactless provisioning. Another great advantage of SD-WAN is the ability to produce an online overlay of the transport network responsible for carrying website traffic data.

What are the origins of SD-WAN

In the early 2000s, MPLS gradually became the networking technology used by enterprises and large enterprises, as it was a network provided by network providers that offered vital benefits. As the end of the first decade approached, these same large corporations and enterprises wanted and needed to change their typical MPLS installations as well for many reasons. Internet lines (especially xDSL lines) are becoming more and more reliable and can certainly defeat MPLS due to the ever increasing data transfer needs, implementation time and cost. Organizations began to consider options for using normal Internet lines, but they still needed to develop adequately to be able to facilitate the transition from currently used MPLS lines to normal Internet connections. It was then that the foundations of SD-WAN were laid.

A quick introduction to the origins of SD-WAN

As it became clear that standard venture capital networks (MPLS, …) were unlikely to be fully valid in the near future, studies and reviews began to find ways to modify the network for the adapt to the interaction needs of businesses and large organizations. Among these research studies was the so-called “clean slate” project that had been developed at Stanford University. Ultimately, specialists at Stanford University concluded that the network should be dedicated to data transfer, while network management should be centrally controlled from a central location.

With the approach of completely separating the data and control layers, the Stanford University researcher design of a new technological paradigm became what would later become the core SD-WAN technology of today. As soon as the project’s investigations came to this conclusion, it became evident that SD-WAN was the future of modern network configurations that large enterprises and enterprises would implement.

Cybersecurity, an important aspect of SD-WAN

Since many SD-WAN implementations use public networks open to the Internet, security within SD-WAN is of critical importance. The need is clear that websites need to support vital business information, typically handled by cloud applications and similar web solutions, internet browsing, as well as accessibility of site visitors to the network, along with traffic. of their website from various sources on the web or in the cloud. Moreover, one of the fundamentals of SD-WAN is that we know that there is a need for two basic levels: the network control level as well as the information level and both must be secured.

Some SD-WAN vendors offer a safety and security option that incorporates security protection on top of device protection and cloud security.

First, there is device protection, based on a level 7 firewall program with LAN and WAN encapsulation using VRF. There is the superimposed level of security which covers data, verification and integrity, as well as the confidentiality of data which is managed through IPSEC as well as sectors isolating various zones and domains of the network, providing a central means to define End-to-end subdivisions in the SD- WAN implementation.

Now, Cloud Protection is divided into 3 sections. There are affordable offers, using the most effective protection options to deal with many malware threats. These services use malware defense, web filtering as well as network scanning, CPE agnostics, cybersecurity policy configuration, all based on DNS resolution.

Additionally, it provides sophisticated protection options that provide additional security procedures for SD-WAN solutions, acting as an NGFW. Particularly important for systems that allow public cloud access for remote offices and branch offices. This provides central services with IDS / IPS capabilities, sandboxing, antispam, antivirus, etc., based on modern Check Point technology and is fully integrated into the network administration portal.

In addition, this SD-WAN implementation uses its advanced network traffic analysis software with an expert level system for security. This provides an affordable and one-stop service for SD-WAN security and security, enabling an advanced system to proactively detect and avoid security hazards.

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COPE President highlights SLIIT’s daylight flight under yahapalana rule – The Island

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ECONOMYNEXT – The northern and eastern provinces saw the highest attendance by students, teachers and principals when schools reopened for the first time in six months, the education minister said on Friday Dinesh Gunawardena in Parliament (22).

Grades 1-5 classes resumed in 5,059 schools with fewer than 200 students on Thursday (21) amid an ongoing strike by teachers’ unions that is finally set to end next Monday (25).

Minister Gunawardena said the government was able to open around 98 percent of the targeted schools.

“Sixteen percent of students have attended schools across the country, while 26 percent of teachers have signed up,” Minister Gunawardena told parliament.

School principals showed up to work in 69% of schools with less than 200 students in the north of the island, while 52% of teachers and 21% of students were present on Thursday, he said. .

In the Eastern Province, 67 percent of principals, 45 percent of teachers and 39 percent of students returned to school on Thursday, he added.

In contrast, schools in the southern and western provinces recorded lower attendance levels from principals, teachers and students, the minister said.

“We believe that everyone will support the reopening of schools regardless of party or color,” Minister Gunawardena said.

The unions do not fully support the government’s proposed solution to their longstanding grievance over pay anomalies.

The three-month strike, one of the longest union campaigns in Sri Lanka’s history, deprived students of their only mode of distance learning during a pandemic: online education.

It is still unclear whether all principals will be heading to work on Monday, as some school principals unions have said some of their demands, including car licenses and a cell phone allowance, have failed. still been processed.

Teachers and principals in Sri Lanka were on strike for the 99th day in a row on October 15 when they announced they would start work from October 25.

The government proposed to increase their wages in a four-year strategy, but after rejecting that proposal, the government later proposed to grant the increases in two installments. The unions also rejected him and continued the strike, demanding that their wages be increased in one fell swoop.

Funding Now Available for Missouri Nonprofits That Fight Crime • Missouri Independent

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Under legislation approved by state lawmakers in May, nonprofits working to deter crime in seven Missouri communities can now apply for state funds – totaling up to $ 500,000 – to support their work.

Applications are accepted until October 29.

A law signed by Governor Mike Parson in June created the Economic Distress Areas Fund subsidy program. The state seeks to support organizations that can create new opportunities to tackle the root causes of crime, said legislative sponsor of the law, Senator Karla May, D-St. Louis.

“Education and employment – this is the best way to reduce crime,” May said.

But just as important as services, organizations need to be able to go to neighborhoods and meet people where they are, she said.

“We have to be more intentional in reaching people,” May said. “We just have to go knocking on doors. Target three blocks, lock down those three blocks, and provide them with the resources you have in your nonprofit. Go get them. “

Six of the seven communities described in the act are in the St. Louis area: Riverview, Pagedale, City of St. Louis, Hillsdale, Vinita Park and Moline Acres. The New Madrid, in southeast Missouri, is also included.

These cities have a homicide rate of at least seven times the national average according to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting System, a poverty rate above 20%, and a school district with at least 80% of the population. students eligible for a free or reduced lunch.

The Missouri Department of Public Safety administers the grants. Organizations can apply for funding to pay for staff, travel, training, or to purchase equipment or supplies.

The six-month grants are scheduled to begin Nov. 15, and May said she hopes the impact will be seen immediately. She plans to establish an annual fundraiser to increase the fund.

“I hope,” she said, “that we can really make an impact on the community by providing these services that connect people to resources.


The Real Madrid Foundation and the Dr. Palomo Foundation are undertaking a new project in Equatorial Guinea.

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NEW STORIES. 22/10/2021

Both institutions will promote health with training workshops in all projects

The Real Madrid Foundation and the Dr. Palomo Foundation have signed a collaboration agreement aimed at carrying out projects in Africa. Dr. Ignacio Palomo, internationally renowned gynecologist for his medical and humanitarian work, and president of the foundation that bears his name, was received at Real Madrid City through Enrique Sanchez, executive vice-president of the Real Madrid Foundation, and lvaro arbeloa, ambassador of the club and its Foundation. The event was also attended by the Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea, Miguel Edjang Angué.

The collaboration between the two institutions will launch a socio-sports education and sexual and health education project at the Escolapios school in Bata (Equatorial Guinea), which will accommodate around 100 children at risk of exclusion. All students will benefit from these workshops offered by the Dr. Palomo Foundation at Real Madrid Foundationsocio-sports schools on the African continent.

Arbeloa said at the event: “The collaboration with the Dr. Palomo Foundation in Equatorial Guinea is a fantastic opportunity to improve people’s lives by combining healthcare, education, values ​​and sport”. Meanwhile, Ignacio Palomo said: “Prevention together with sexual and gynecological health education is essential for the future of African women. The Foundation’s activity represents the social branch of Grupo Arpa Médica and one of its objectives is to shape the future through our more than 25 years of experience in gynecology and fertility “.

Oyala Center
Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest rates of infertility and sexually transmitted diseases on the planet, which is why workshops on reproductive health will add value to the training of beneficiaries of socio-schools. sports. The Dr. Palomo Foundation has been working for five years to improve health care, with an emphasis on fertility, gynecology and the training of young people in responsible sex, motherhood and fatherhood.

The institution collaborates in the management of sustainable health systems in Equatorial Guinea, where the group recently opened the Oyala Center, a medical center for gynecology and fertility whose objective is to promote the integration of people unable to have children and improve their quality of life.


Why do actors continue to work with Wes Anderson?


This is his first film shot in France, and the first made in the form of an anthology. But Wes Anderson’s 10th film, “The French Dispatch”, was made in a similar fashion, and with roughly the same cast, as most of the feature films that came before it. With his demanding and vibrant visual sense and jerky rhythm, his company of free spirits has become his signature.

“I don’t know who gravitated to whom,” Anderson said, in a voicemail message sent from the production of his 11th film, outside of Madrid. “But as soon as Owen Wilson and I started making a movie, well, I wanted Owen to be involved in the other movies that I would make. As soon as I had Bill Murray, I wanted him on the next. I wanted Jason Schwartzman. It was natural for me.

“The French Dispatch”, about the writers of a mid-century magazine according to The New Yorker, takes place in the fictional town of Ennui-sur-Blasé and was filmed in Angoulême, France. What I like to do is go to a place and have us all live there and become a real kind of local production, like a little theater company – everything works better for me that way, ”said Anderson, who lives in Paris. He even likes the verisimilitude in the extras: “I often employ people with their own pets in the background.

Anderson’s demanding, formalistic outlook – in his costumes on set, “he doesn’t look like a Hollywood director, he looks like a Wes Anderson character,” said frequent star Adrien Brody – is balanced by the camaraderie he creates during the shoot each day. is wrapped. His actors and crew often settle into a local hotel and also dine together; his post-shoot feasts are a designer fantasy. As Frances McDormand put it, “We all share a deeply obsessive and compulsive order of our artistic endeavors.

In phone and email interviews from around the world, his collaborators (including newbies Jeffrey Wright, who plays a James Baldwin-style food writer, and Léa Seydoux, as a prison warden who models for an inmate artist) talked about inhabiting his inventive world. together. Conversations have been changed; some spoilers follow.

FRANCES McDORMAND By chance, I saw “Bottle Rocket” [Anderson’s 1996 feature debut] by myself the day it opened in NYC I went home and told Joel [Coen, her filmmaker husband] there was someone outside doing something familiar. We went back to see him together and he agreed. I’ve seen every Wes movie since.

ADRIEN BRODY Probably 2005, we met in New York. He’s a gentleman, he took me to dinner, we walked around downtown. He surprised me – here is a director I admired so much and who had known my work for years, and told me that he actually went with Owen to see “King of the Hill”, a movie that Steven Soderbergh had done it, and I was chosen at 19. Even then, I would have played any role that Wes came to see me for.

TILDA SWINTON I’ve seen “Bottle Rocket” and I’ve seen every movie since it was released – with awe. After “The Darjeeling Limited” in 2007, I wrote him a fan letter, to which he replied. Shortly after, he asked me to be in “Moonrise Kingdom”.

WES ANDERSON Léa Seydoux, she had a small role in “Grand Budapest Hotel”, it is because I had made a Prada advertising with her. It was sort of a silly little thing, and it was clearly better than the material I was giving it, and so quick to adapt to whatever I suggested. There was such confidence in the way she played these things, and I loved her in the movies.

LÉA SEYDOUX I think he liked my taste – we share this passion for French cinema and the New Wave – films by François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard. I feel very comfortable with Wes and his world. I feel like I understand him, I understand his vision.

JEFFREY WRIGHT He wanted to have a call with me because he was in Paris, but it turned out that I was heading to Paris. We ended up meeting over a lunch at the Select which was a very fitting start – it’s a very Wes environment. But also, it was one of James Baldwin’s old haunts.

BOB BALABAN I think he had an office in New York. I tried on my red jacket like the narrator of “Moonrise Kingdom” and maybe a funny hat. From the start, everything was magic.

WRIGHT He described this amalgamation of non-fictional characters that made up [the “French Dispatch” character] Roebuck Wright – Baldwin being one of them; AJ Liebling; Tennessee Williams. He sent me the script several weeks later because, in typical Wes fashion, he was still working on it.

LAWS SMITH [Playing a Midwestern art collector with an unerring eye] We talked about Kansas and the hillbilly accent [in the script]. The main character he introduced to me was certainly Dominique de Menil, her and her husband, Jean de Menil. He sent me a huge book about their life and their collection.

McDORMAND [Playing a journalist covering a youth uprising] Wes suggested that I read [the short story writer] The work of Mavis Gallant. What I did and that I really appreciated. And there you have it, a friend of mine was a very dear friend in Paris and the executor of her will. My portrayal is based on a photo Wes gave me of Mavis Gallant, photos my friend showed me of her cigarette and banging and the time I spent with it. Lillian ross years ago.

SWINTON He and I had a long conversation about the joys of Rosamond Bernier [a lecturer on art], which we designed for JKL Berensen. It became clearer over the years where a portrait inspired by her might fit. The rule of thumb is usually this kind of gentle teasing – like with raw wool for spinning – of a character’s overall function down to the smallest detail of form and sound.

SEYDOUX He only sent me the lines, I didn’t have the whole script. It was abstract at first. I didn’t know if he wanted me to speak French or English; he said maybe both. I did not know [there would be full-frontal nudity], I did not understand, I think. I went with the current – oh okay, I’m going to get undressed. I have no problem with nudity when it has a purpose. I also like the fact that she is completely naked and then in her uniform. You might think that it is objectified, but it is not, it is very powerful. It is his choice.

WRIGHT Baldwin was to me a window through which I could somehow justify this black gay man who was fleeing America at the time for the place we find in the film; the language, as written, is more Liebling. He is, I hope, truly a man who found solace in his own skin and dignity in his solitude, which was for me, at least after months of enduring this pandemic, truly resonant.

McDORMAND I told Wes that I felt strongly that [her character] Krementz and Zeffirelli [a revolutionary played by Timothée Chalamet] has NOT had sex. Wes was very diplomatic with me but disagreed. He asked me not to share my thoughts on this with Timothy. However, I did. Timothy’s reaction was basically, “Huh.” Our differing opinions didn’t seem to change the result: Wes was able to express his choice by squealing bed springs on a knock outside Krementz’s bedroom door. I think it works.

BALABAN There’s a lot of room in its precision – it gives you room to breathe emotionally. A large part of his photographs are taken with a mobile camera; sometimes both cameras move as the actors move. It is a choreographed ballet. There is a tremendous amount of synchronicity that has to occur, as he often seeks a perfect hold. It’s not like he’s doing close-ups, close-ups, close-ups and cut them together.

[In a complicated scene in “Moonrise Kingdom”] I am in the foreground drop a weather balloon and in the background are about twenty scouts [paddling] a canoe. I had a small wind turbine and a monitor; I have to walk in the water and talk all the time. We did maybe 100 takes, for almost three hours.

You would think it would get tedious and the truth is, it is somewhat hypnotically relaxing to do this thing over and over again, to feel the cart moving and to know that you are in the right position to do the right thing.

BRODY Lois would nail the soliloquy, then Tilda would have another big, fast-fire nail patch after that. And I felt such a responsibility not to explode these sockets. Everyone should remember the next person. This is the only thing you need to understand – the level of responsibility. You will burn everyone if you don’t [get it right]. You don’t want to be that person. This keeps you very strong and focused.

BRODY It’s this beautiful and intense day of work, and then, when it’s over, there is [deep breath] a giant exhale and we all come home together, and it’s a giant family dinner.

WRIGHT It’s a very smart mechanism for creating focus and efficiency, but it also creates cohesion. I just finished my second movie with him [in Spain]. It is a very palatable asylum. It is extremely well served.

BALABAN The only big decision was, which end of the table am I sitting at today? And everywhere you went, there was a friend.

SEYDOUX [At dinner] you have all the technicians – there is no hierarchy. Sometimes you can feel isolated when making a movie, American movies especially – the stars are in their trailers. With Wes, he needs a deep connection with his actors, which is why I think he works with the same people all the time. He is also very shy. And these are all his friends, even me, I’ve seen him now, he’s a friend.

WRIGHT There’s a sort of traveling circus where Wes is the ringmaster. The idea that his films are shows and that the setting is a kind of cinematic proscenium, and he wants performance – I really like that. It’s refreshing to break away from the hyperrealism into which the cinema is often sucked.

BRODY This one [in Spain] I really feel like I’m in an acting summer camp. I love all my roommates, my mom visits me – she comes everywhere from “Darjeeling”. [His mother is the photographer Sylvia Plachy.] Wes will put her in the background. My mom is having the best time of her life.

BALABAN Working with him is a profoundly different experience in the best sense of the word. Aside from the fact that he’s endlessly aware of every moment of the film – what he looks like, how he feels – he has a remarkable way of being in general. He’s the same on set as he’s at dinner or at a meeting. He is stable as a rock. I never saw him get upset about anything.

McDORMAND I’m introducing myself because Wes keeps asking – I love his movies. And also to torture Bill.


Coleen Roth obituary (2021) – Fargo, ND

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Coleen “Toots” Marie Roth was born June 27, 1942 to Otto and Louise Scheffelmaier on the Gottlieb and Marie Birkholz Farm in northeast Elgin, North Dakota. She married Gerald “Garry” Roth on November 17, 1957 in Heil, ND. Toots and Garry lived on the Edwin and Emma Roth farm north of Elgin, ND for a few years, then moved to Dickinson, ND where Garry attended college. After graduating from college, they moved to Regent, North Dakota, where Garry taught. After several years, they moved to Mandan, North Dakota, where they raised their family. The family spent summers in Billings, MT while Garry continued his education. They also lived in Grand Forks from 1977 to 1978 when Garry completed his doctorate in education. From 1984 to 1992, they lived in Valley City, North Dakota, where Coleen worked as a library assistant, cataloguer at Valley City State University, and telephone saleswoman for the Valley City Times Record Newspaper. In the summer of 1992, they returned to their home on Linda Drive in Mandan, North Dakota. Coleen worked as a paraprofessional for Mandan Public Schools from 1992 to 1994, then at Roosevelt Elementary School as a library assistant from 1994 until his retirement in May 2004. In 2016 they moved to West Fargo , in North Dakota, to be closer to their families for health reasons. Needs.
Toots and Garry shared a love of collecting antiques, Rosemeade pottery, Dakota pottery, Indian artifacts (mainly Garry), collecting coins and going to flea markets, sales auctions and clearance sales in search of these treasures. They also enjoyed traveling with their family and friends. She enjoyed working on genealogy and family photo albums, bowling, playing cards, reading, canning fruits, vegetables and jellies, looking up words, watching game shows and watching sporting events ( especially football). Her favorite pastime was dining out or having a coffee with her friends and family. Toots especially enjoyed being a grandmother, great-grandmother, and “Aunt Toots” for his nieces and nephews. Always the hostess, Toots was always ready to accompany you with homemade pork and summer sausage, cheese and crackers, coffee, treats and a bed if you needed it! Toots and Garry were longtime members of the First Lutheran Church in Mandan, North Dakota and enjoyed attending the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Fargo with Chuck and Carol.
Coleen died by her 63-year-old husband, Gerald, her parents, Otto and Louise Scheffelmaier, her older younger brother Otto Joel Scheffelmaier and younger sister Vickie Lee Scheffelmaier, and her niece, Jill Roth. She is survived by her son, Garry “Chuck” (Carol) of Harwood, ND, her daughter Michele (Jerry) Trotter of Fargo, ND, and her son Stacy (Stacey) Roth of Cheyenne, WY; seven grandchildren – Ben (Laura) Roth from Grand Forks, ND, Jessica Roth from Madrid, Spain, Katherine (Michael) Reinke from Forest Lake, MN, Zachary Trotter from Fargo, ND, Ellen Trotter from Houston, Texas, Lindsey Trotter of Minneapolis, MN, and Lucas Roth of Cheyenne, WY; six great-grandchildren – Elijah, Jacob and Luke Reinke, Gillian, Gabrielle and Kellen Roth; sisters – Audrey (Norman) Roth of Mandan, ND, Jolene (Doug) Rivinius of Elgin, ND, and Jolette (Ronn) Fuchs of Jamestown, ND; and many nieces, nephews and other loved ones whom she called “family”.
Coleen’s family would especially like to thank the staff on the second floor of Elmwood Square at Bethany on University for the wonderful care since Coleen moved there in December 2020 and the staff at the Red River Valley Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to a charity of your choice, First Lutheran Church in Mandan, ND, or First Congregational United Church of Christ in Fargo, ND.
Visitations will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by a funeral at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 25 at First Lutheran Church in Mandan, North Dakota. Interment will be in the Union cemetery in Mandan.
Arrangements entrusted to Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Guestbook online at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.

Published by Valley City Times-Record October 21-26, 2021.


The Real Madrid Foundation signs a collaboration agreement with the Fundación Freno al Ictus

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NEW STORIES. 10/21/2021

The objective is to raise awareness of the importance of prevention and early detection of the disease, as well as to promote sports activity and healthy lifestyles.

The Real Madrid Foundation and the Fundación Freno al Ictus have joined forces to develop and promote projects aimed at improving knowledge of strokes, as well as the prevention and reduction of their impact on our society. Enrique Sanchez, executive vice-president of the Foundation; and Julio Agredano, president of Freno al Ictus; put the pen on the chord in the conference room at Real Madrid City during a ceremony which also attended lvaro arbeloa.

The two organizations believe that raising public awareness is a key element in the fight against stroke, as well as increasing visibility around the existence and social aspect of this cerebrovascular disease which affects more than 120,000 people each year in Spain, of which 12,000 cases occur. within the Community of Madrid. This disease is the leading cause of death in women and the second overall, while it is also the leading cause of disability among the adult population.

Goals
The main objective of this merger is to raise awareness of the importance of prevention and early detection of stroke, as well as to promote weekly sports activity and healthy lifestyles. In terms of specific actions, an informative project will be delivered to the beneficiaries of the Real Madrid Foundationto provide information about the disease and training on its prevention, detection and response. At the same time, specific training will be provided to facilitators and coaches of the Real Madrid Foundationsocio-sports schools of.

ARBELOA: “PREVENTION IS THE KEY TO PRESERVING OUR HEALTH”.

During the event, real Madrid ambassador, Arbeloa, noted that: “Prevention is essential to protect our health and education on healthy lifestyles is one of the main values ​​taught by the Real Madrid Foundation”.

For his part, the president of the Fundación Freno al Ictus explained: “There is no doubt that the agreement we are signing today with the Real Madrid Foundation will have an effect on many layers of our society. Informing people that 90% of strokes can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle or the importance of detecting symptoms at an early stage will allow us to reduce the impact of strokes in our society, save lives and d ‘avoid addiction’.

Projects
The Real Madrid Foundation promotes weekly sports activity as an important means of promoting education, social inclusion and encouraging positive sports values, such as respect, camaraderie and solidarity. The organization has managed more than 650 socio-sports projects and programs in 80 countries since 1997, which welcome more than 62,000 participants each season.

Prevention
The Fundación Freno al Ictus believes that informing and educating society is essential to prevent disease, avoid risky events and promote early prevention. A quick response can help improve the prognosis. According to the Spanish Society of Neurology (SEN), more than 50% of stroke victims leave scars or die, 35% of strokes affect victims of working age and the death rate is five times higher than in the case breast cancer or serious illness. disability. The good news is that 90% of cases could be prevented with early detection, appropriate prevention of risk factors and a healthy lifestyle.


Latest news | Hero Vired becomes official La Liga knowledge partner in India

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New Delhi, October 21 (PTI) Edtech Hero Vired announced on Thursday that it has been named the official knowledge partner of LaLiga in India.

Based in Madrid, LaLiga is Spain’s premier league soccer league and one of the most popular professional sports leagues in the world.

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The two-year deal will make Hero Vired the exclusive knowledge partner for all LaLiga events in India during the period, including the upcoming eLaLiga Amateur Challenge which will take place for the first time in India, according to a statement.

As an Exclusive Knowledge Partner, Hero Vired will offer 25 selected LaLiga fans access to Hero Vired programs, he added.

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Fans will be selected based on various competitions and engagement activities that will run throughout the year. In addition, all Hero Vired learners and their family members will have access to LaLiga football workshops and masterclasses run by professional LaLiga coaches.

Hero Vired will also provide access to LaLiga scouting sessions with professional LaLiga coaches, LaLiga Football School Enrollment Scholarships (LLFS) and free trials, the statement said.

Hero Vired learners and their families will also be able to take advantage of a quarterly / annual membership discount at any LLFS location in India.

Taking learning from the field, Hero Vired will also host a Football Clinic which will be produced and curated by LaLiga Football experts and certified league coaches.

“Sport is an integral part of life in India. Being the first Indian edtech company to partner with the world’s biggest football league, LaLiga, is a matter of pride for us. For us, sport is a relevant format because it helps us to expand our audience in a phenomenal way. We believe this will allow us to penetrate deeper into the country, ”said Hero Vired Founder and CEO Akshay Munjal.

He added that eSports are rapidly gaining popularity in India and the exclusive partnership with the eLaLiga League and Challenge creates an opportunity to bring global learning and opportunities to Indians and Hero Vired learners. “Having set a new benchmark for partnerships, we look forward to partnering with companies of the same caliber in the future,” he said.

Jose Antonio Cachaza, General Manager of LaLiga India, said fostering a learning environment has always been important for LaLiga.

“We are delighted to partner with a young and dynamic company like Hero Vired to make our commitment to developing Indian football another step forward. We look forward to sharing our European football expertise with millions of young Indians across this association, ”he added. .

According to EY, the esports industry is expected to grow 46% CAGR over the next four years and streaming platforms are expected to generate the largest portion of esports revenue.

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Hero Vired becomes official La Liga partner in India

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Edtech Hero Vired announced on Thursday that it has been named LaLiga’s Official Knowledge Partner in India.

Based in Madrid, LaLiga is Spain’s premier league soccer league and one of the most popular professional sports leagues in the world.

The two-year deal will make Hero Vired the exclusive knowledge partner for all LaLiga events in India during the period, including the upcoming eLaLiga Amateur Challenge which will take place for the first time in India, according to a statement.

As an Exclusive Knowledge Partner, Hero Vired will offer 25 selected LaLiga fans access to Hero Vired programs, he added.

Fans will be selected based on various competitions and engagement activities that will run throughout the year. In addition, all Hero Vired learners and their family members will have access to LaLiga soccer workshops and masterclasses run by professional LaLiga coaches.

Hero Vired will also provide access to LaLiga scouting sessions with professional LaLiga coaches, scholarships for LaLiga Football Schools (LLFS) enrollment and free trials, the statement said.

Hero Vired learners and their families will also be able to take advantage of a quarterly / annual membership discount at any LLFS location in India.

Taking learning from the field, Hero Vired will also host a Football Clinic which will be produced and curated by LaLiga Football experts and certified league coaches.

“Sport is an integral part of life in India. Being the first Indian edtech company to partner with the world’s biggest football league, LaLiga, is a matter of pride for us. For us, sport is a relevant format because it helps us to expand our audience in a phenomenal way. We believe this will allow us to penetrate deeper into the country, ” Hero Vired Founder and CEO Akshay Munjal said.

He added that eSports are rapidly gaining popularity in India and the exclusive partnership with the eLaLiga League and Challenge creates an opportunity to bring global learning and opportunities to Indians and Hero Vired learners. “Having set a new benchmark for partnerships, we look forward to partnering with companies of the same caliber in the future,” he said.

Jose Antonio Cachaza, General Manager of LaLiga India, said fostering a learning environment has always been important for LaLiga.

“We are delighted to partner with a young and dynamic company like Hero Vired to make our commitment to developing Indian football another step forward. We look forward to sharing our expertise in European football with millions of young Indians through this association, ”he added.

According to EY, the esports industry is expected to grow 46% CAGR over the next four years and streaming platforms are expected to generate the largest portion of esports revenue.

(This story was not edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Hero Vired Becomes Official Knowledge Partner of LaLiga in India – India Education | Latest Education News | Global education news

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New Delhi: Hero Vired, India’s premium EdTech company for professionals and aspiring higher education, today announced its appointment as official knowledge partner for LaLiga in India. Based in Madrid, LaLiga is Spain’s premier league soccer league and one of the most popular professional sports leagues in the world. The two-year deal will make Hero Vired the exclusive knowledge partner for all LaLiga events in India during the period, including the upcoming eLaLiga Amateur Challenge which will be held for the first time in India.

As an Exclusive Knowledge Partner, Hero Vired will offer 25 selected LaLiga fans access to Hero Vired programs. Fans will be selected based on various competitions and engagement activities that will run throughout the year. In addition, all Hero Vired learners and their family members will have access to LaLiga football workshops and masterclasses run by professional LaLiga coaches. Additionally, Hero Vired will provide access to LaLiga scouting sessions with professional LaLiga coaches, scholarships for LaLiga Football Schools (LLFS) enrollment and free trials. Hero Vired learners and their families will also be able to take advantage of a 30% discount on quarterly / annual membership at any LLFS site in India. Taking learning from the field, Hero Vired will also host a Football Clinic which will be produced and curated by LaLiga Football experts and certified league coaches.

Commenting on the partnership, Akshay Munjal, Founder and CEO, Hero Vired said, “Sport is an integral part of life in India. Being the first Indian edtech company to partner with the world’s biggest football league, LaLiga, is a matter of pride for us. For us, sport is a relevant format because it helps us to expand our audience in a phenomenal way. We believe this will allow us to penetrate deeper into the country.

At Hero Vired, we strive to build partnerships and take advantage of opportunities that bring the best-in-class experience. Esports is rapidly gaining popularity in India, and our exclusive partnership with the eLaLiga League and Challenge creates an opportunity to bring global learning and opportunities to Indians and Hero Vired learners. Having set a new benchmark for partnerships, we look forward to partnering with companies of the same caliber in the future. “

To participate in the eLaLiga Amateur Challenge in India, participants will need to register through the Hero Vired app to access the eSports competition in the country. The winner will be awarded an all expenses paid “Money Can’t Buy Experience” trip to Spain, which will include flights, accommodation, restaurants, stadium tour, visit to the winner’s choice of football fan club, the guided tour of the museum, access to exclusive restaurants, city tour and tailor-made experience for themselves with a plus.

Speaking about Hero Vired and the partnership, Jose Antonio Cachaza, General Manager of LaLiga India, said: “Fostering a learning environment has always been important to us at LaLiga because we know that games are not just played on the ground. We are delighted to partner with a young and dynamic company like Hero Vired to further our commitment to developing Indian football. We look forward to sharing our expertise in European football with millions of young Indians through this association ”.

Fernando Morientes, La Liga Ambassador, said: “The most important thing for anyone who wants to be successful in their career, regardless of their field or sector, is openness to constant learning. Even after more than 20 years as a soccer player, I have found myself constantly improving and honing my skills to meet changing demands. Thanks to this partnership with Hero Vired, LaLiga opens the doors of a new apprenticeship for Indians. Through the expertise of Hero Vired, young football fans in India will also have the opportunity to connect with football and La Liga on a deeper level ”.

According to EY, the eSports industry is expected to grow 46% CAGR over the next four years and streaming platforms are expected to generate the bulk of eSports revenue. 1.5 million players, 85 million viewers, more than 20 broadcasters and several brands, organizers and publishers will collectively define the eSports market in India by fiscal year 2025. Through this partnership, football fans and eSports India will experience closer engagement with one of the world’s top soccer leagues, LaLiga, as well as online learning and skill-building opportunities.

Software will help the city of Madrid to simplify the text

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Software will help the city of Madrid write easier texts

The tool was developed by the Department of Foreign Languages ​​and Linguistics of UNED

In line with the new trend to simplify communication, the city of Madrid has announced that it has signed an action protocol with the National University of Distance Learning (UNED). The academic institution will provide the local administration with a digital tool that will clarify the formal language and make it easier to understand for the inhabitants of the Spanish capital.

The signing, which materialized after two years of joint work, was followed by the delegate advisor for territorial coordination, transparency and citizen participation, Silvia Saavedra, and the vice-rector for research, knowledge transfer. and the scientific dissemination of UNED, Rosa María. Martin.

Not everyone is fluent in “legal”

Thanks to this protocol, the Town Hall will promote the improvement and adaptation of an IT tool developed by the Department of Foreign Languages ​​and Linguistics of the UNED. The tool will facilitate the adaptation of the administrative language to a clearer and understandable language of the texts and communications issued by the Town Hall.

The aim is to enable people from Madrid to exercise their rights and fulfill their obligations without complications and without the help of intermediaries. Such simplification is expected to promote and improve the relationship between administration and citizens, making the former easier to understand.

Silvia Saavedra explained that “the City Council of Madrid, of the General Directorate of Transparency and Quality, has been working for several years on projects which coordinate and promote the way in which the City Council relates to citizens in a perspective of simplification and linguistic clarity “and” as As we demonstrate every day, transparency in each of its many aspects is a top priority for this government team.


IE opens its United Nations for higher education in Madrid


The new IE tower north of Madrid

In the presence of King Felipe VI of Spain, IE University officially opened its new vertical campus yesterday with compact speeches from IE founder Diego del Alcázar and his CEO son Diego de Alcázar Benjumea, a conference on entrepreneurship social, a congratulatory video from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and a multimedia show that could rival any in Las Vegas.

Guests who filled the 600-seat auditorium in the basement of what is now Madrid’s fifth tallest tower received IE navy blue masks and electronic bracelets that lit up in fluorescent colors during the event celebration to commemorate the new building in the north of the country’s capital. Over 80% of IE Tower’s 3,800 undergraduates are from outside Spain, making this shiny modern building something of a United Nations Higher Education Organization.

Business schools, of course, have built all kinds of new high-tech and sustainable buildings in recent years, but the IE Tower is unique because of its scale and scope as well as the students who will inhabit its classrooms and its corridors. It is a one-of-a-kind campus, a historic achievement for IE University, the city of Madrid, the country of Spain and all of Europe.

ONE OF THE FEW HIGH-RISE CAMPUSES IN THE WORLD, THE IE TOWER WILL ACCOMMODATE 6,000 STUDENTS WITHIN FIVE YEARS

The 180-meter-high tower occupies 35 floors filled with 64 classrooms, a fabulous room, a virtual reality module, a creativity center, an exhibition hall, a huge sports area with swimming pools, even a meditation room. for students. Classrooms are equipped with the technology to simultaneously offer face-to-face and online sessions. In total, there is 50,000 square meters of space inside the building, as well as 7,000 square meters of green space.

One of the few high-rise university centers in the world, the IE Tower has a capacity of 6,000 students, a target expected to be achieved within five years. The building occupies a prominent place amid four other already occupied corporate skyscrapers populated by executives and professionals from PwC, KPMG and other large global companies, which will undoubtedly attract many students here for projects. experiential learning, internships and full-time jobs.

Students of EI’s degree programs in everything from business and management to design and architecture who started their classes here in September can already feel the difference. “For some students,” says Marc Smelik, associate dean of BBA programs at IE Business School, “it seems a little intimidating. There is a corporate atmosphere in the place that brings out a professional attitude in our students, and many of them might end up working in environments like this.

LATEST UNDERGRADUATE AFFAIRS CLASS HAS GROWN BY 30% TO 1,000 NEW STUDENTS THIS FALL

Laura Rojo, Executive Director of Undergraduate Programs, agrees. “There is an immediate level of importance that students feel in this building,” she says.

IE Business School welcomed a record 1,000 new undergraduate students in September, a 30% increase from the previous year, bringing the total enrollment to 3,500. Smelik attributes the growth spurt to the attraction of small IE classes of 30 to 60 students each, to a pragmatic program delivered in part by 400 adjunct professors who teach in BBA programs, and to the fact that IE was able to organize courses in anybody. throughout the pandemic.

These students realize the first dreams of Diego del Alcázar, a serial entrepreneur and art collector, who founded the school 48 years ago. Students come from 140 countries, a unique undergraduate melting pot of widely diverse cultures and origins. Many Spanish students, who represent less than 20% of the student body, have international experience. Classes are taught in English in a European capital very attached to its language and traditions. The emphasis is on innovation, entrepreneurship and change, concepts that are taught as if they were religious precepts.

In his remarks at the inauguration of the new IE tower, founder Diego del Alcázar spoke of the need of an older generation of Spanish leaders to make room for young people.

THE HIGHLIGHT OF A DREAM BY A PAIRLESS ACADEMIC ENTREPRENEUR

The building itself is a decidedly modern space, with design touches that make the place both welcoming and comfortable. In a student lounge, there is an artistic display of the word hello in multicolored lighting in several languages. The contemporary furniture in the many student spaces is bold and colorful. The desk of Lee Newman, the Dean of IE Business School, lacks an inch of mahogany. It’s a sort of white, sparse and narrow fishbowl in the middle of the 27th floor.

The day before the building’s inauguration, ignited by the press of a button on a stage by King Felipe, IE founder Diego del Alcázar marveled at the two digital portraits hanging on the exterior wall of the auditorium. They are so realistic that they could just as easily be hung in the Museo Nacional del Prado, the national museum of Spanish art. He proudly tells a passerby that a group of engineers from Los Angeles designed the software behind the portraits with algorithms that allow the flowers in the images to sway when the wind blows outside the tower.

In many ways, the IE Tower itself is the culmination of Alcázar’s decision to create a unique private university in the world almost half a century ago. The modest 71 years old is a great of Spain and the 10th Marquis de la Romana. His role in building from scratch a private university with 7,000 current undergraduate and graduate students, over 60,000 alumni and an unprecedented network of 30 branches around the world made this man humble, small in stature, a giant as a rare academic entrepreneur in this century.

“MY FATHER HAD A VERY CRAZY DREAM. TONIGHT WAS A DIFFICULT NIGHT ‘

He created the Instituto de Empresa in 1973, two years before the death of dictator Francisco Franco paved the way for Spain’s return to a monarchy and democracy. “My father obviously had a dream, a very crazy dream”, says Diego de Alcázar Benjumea Poets and Quants. “That night was a difficult night. Spain was at a very interesting time emerging from a dictatorship and my father saw the opportunity to make Spain an attractive place to attract top talent to Spain by founding an academic institution. Spain was changing and the world was opening up.

“In his dream,” adds his son, “he saw very clear things. His vision has evolved around several key values ​​and beliefs: a passion for change and innovation, a desire to instill in others an entrepreneurial mindset and an education rooted in the humanities including poetry, music and literature, even in what started out as a business school.

In his father’s remarks at the opening, Diego del Alcázar paid tribute to the role of the crown in supporting the country’s higher education system. Alcázar also responded to the need of an older generation of Spanish leaders to make room for young people, just as he did by handing over the management of IE University to his 37-year-old son.

“EDUCATING THE MIND WITHOUT EDUCING THE HEART IS NOT AT ALL EDUCATION”

His speech was given behind a face mask in Spanish without translation and was attended by his heir who spoke in both Spanish and English. Benjumea, who received his MBA from rival INSEAD, made it clear the university’s mission to educate future leaders dedicated to positive change. “Educating the mind without educating the heart is not education at all,” he said.

In the end, a building, no matter how tall or large, is just a building. Far more important are the students who will inhabit this learning space for many years to come. As Benjumea says, “At the end of the day, it’s the people who come here. They seek a better understanding of themselves or our society and the world, he adds.

Immigrant students who enroll in an IE education adhere to the belief expressed by Benjumea. In their late teens, when the majority of students have no idea what to expect from life, they already know they want a career in business and entrepreneurship. More than that, they want a truly global experience with people different from them, an experience that respects the school motto “One World, Different Spirits”. They come, moreover, with the belief that purpose and meaning can be found in business to improve the world.

“THERE IS A SPECIAL TYPE OF STUDENT THAT GRAVES AT IE”

“There’s a special kind that gravitates to IE,” says Rojo, who teaches the first semester Business Building Powerful Relationships (BPR) course. For many first year students who come to Spain from cultures where feelings and emotions are rarely shared with others, his journey is an awakening. To open up students to their vulnerabilities, she tells them her class is like Las Vegas. “What happens in BPR stays in BPR,” she said firmly.

The new IE tower contrasts with the campus of the University of Segovia, located in the historic Convent of Santa Cruz La Real, where some 600 undergraduate business students study, or, for that matter, the downtown campus where graduate programs, including full-time international MBA experience, resides. The new building, however, offers the possibility of even greater expansion and reach. “We made the undergraduate program scalable because when you have a ladder, you can do a lot more for the students,” says Smelik. “You can forge more partnerships, attract more recruiters, provide more options and support more clubs. “

EI’s undergraduate business program already has over 100 electives, over 100 partnerships with schools around the world, and over 100 student clubs. This fall, the program will allow students to pursue concentrations in finance, entrepreneurship, general management and consulting, or technology. Yet despite its size and scope, the school is committed to providing students with a personalized experience. “It’s like a Lego set,” says Smelik. “We give the students a block of bricks to start with, but each one comes out with their own beautiful structure. “

And now, with the completion of the IE tower, they can assemble these Lego pieces into a beautiful structure in the heart of Madrid’s new financial center.

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Great Shakeout Highlights Declining Missouri Earthquake Insurance Market

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Millions of Americans will participate in the Great Shakeout on October 21, a day dedicated to earthquake education and awareness. Every year on the third Thursday in October, the Great Shakeout encourages schools and workplaces to practice earthquake safety techniques.

The Grand Shakeout is also a reminder of the importance of obtaining insurance against earthquakes, particularly in eastern Missouri, where residents face a higher risk due to the seismic zone of New Madrid. The approximately 150-mile-long fault zone covers much of southeastern Missouri. He leaves the state standeel along the Mississippi River to the St. Louis metro area at the highest risk.

The New Madrid area last experienced strong earthquakes in the winter of 1811-1812. Experts estimate that the severity of these earthquakes ranged from 7.0 to 7.5. An earthquake today of similar magnitude would produce insured losses of $ 120 billion, according to risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide.

Despite the significant risk that NMSZ poses to Missouri, the state has seen a rapid decline in the use and availability of earthquake insurance coverage over the past two decades. A 2020 Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance (DCI) report found that only 12.7% of homes in the New Madrid area have earthquake insurance, up from 60.2% in 2000. .

In 90 of Missouri’s 116 counties, less than 20% of homes have earthquake coverage. In just four counties, at least half of the homes are insured against earthquake damage, including Cape Girardeau, St. Charles, St. Louis, and Jefferson counties, all of which are in the New York area. Madrid.

The cost of earthquake insurance has risen 760% since 2000 as insurers have increasingly withdrawn from high-risk areas of the state or subjected those areas to stricter underwriting standards. .

According to DCI’s Missouri Residential Earthquake Coverage Report, nearly 20% of the New Madrid earthquake market does not offer coverage with a deductible below 25% of the value of the insured property. .

Less than 2% of the market offers policies with deductibles as low as 5%, compared to 43% of the seismic market in the rest of the state.

Insurers require policyholders to keep a deductible, or the amount of property damage the policyholder must pay, before insurance coverage is available. Earthquake-resistant policies often specify a deductible as a percentage of the value of the insured property.

Only 1.8% of the New Madrid area market offers policies with a deductible as low as 5%, while 67.2% of the market offers policies with a deductible as low as 10%.

According to the DCI, earthquake insurance covers:

  • Repairs needed due to earthquake damage to a residence (this may cover other structures not attached to a residence, such as a garage)
  • Personal property from earthquake damage (this can cover increased costs to meet current building codes and costs to stabilize land under a residence)
  • The cost to remove the debris.
  • Additional living expenses that people may have while their home is being rebuilt or repaired.

Earthquake insurance generally does not cover fire, land, vehicles, pre-existing damage, or external water damage.

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SNAP Prepares to Report Third Quarter Income: What’s in the Cards?


Break SNAP is expected to release its third quarter 2021 results on October 21.

Zacks’ consensus estimate for revenue is currently set at $ 1.09 billion, which indicates growth of 59.9% from the figure released a year ago.

In the last reported quarter, its subscriber growth – reflected in Daily Active Users (DAU) – increased by 55 million year-over-year and 13 million sequentially. The DAU at the end of the second quarter was 293 million.

Zacks’ consensus estimate for global DAUs is currently set at 301 million, indicating growth of 20.9% from the previous year quarter.

The consensus mark for net income has held steady at 6 cents per share over the past 30 days, indicating a 500% increase from the prior year quarter.

Let’s see how things went for the upcoming announcement.

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Factors to consider

Snap benefited from a spike in Snapchat usage. The growing adoption of Snapchat among Gen Z (13-24 year olds) should have driven SADs. It is a platform larger than Facebook FB, Instagram and Twitter TWTR among this demographics.

The company has focused on continuously adding a set of innovative features like Lens Studio 2.0, Camera Kit, Snap Minis, and Bitmoji for Games, which makes Snapchat more appealing to users and advertisers.

In the third quarter, the company launched Bitmoji 3D with more than 1,200 combinations of body poses, facial expressions, gestures, and backgrounds to choose from. Snapchatters can see their 3D Bitmoji in Snap profiles, Friendship profiles, and also have the option to share their personalized 3D Bitmoji with friends on and off Snapchat.

Snap introduced the My Places feature for Snap Map, where Snapchatters can discover over 30 million businesses, save their favorite local spots, and find personalized recommendations told by their friends and the global Snapchat community.

The company also released a suite of creative tools, including personalized stickers and three augmented reality-enabled lenses that encourage Snapchatters to spell fingers, in honor of International Deaf Week. Using SignAll’s AI and computer vision technology that recognize and translate American Sign Language, these AR lenses will inspire Snapchatters to spell their name, along with other common words like love, hug, and smile.

In addition to the strong adoption of AR lenses, Discover content and shows are expected to have driven user growth.

Zacks’ consensus estimate for Q3 ARPU is set at $ 3.65, which suggests a 33.7% increase from the figure released a year ago.

A stable ad spend environment is expected to reflect on Snap’s third-quarter revenue growth. Creator Marketplace, launched in Q2, is expected to have been a key enabler in Q3. Creator Marketplace integrates creators directly into Snap’s advertising ecosystem so businesses can connect with lens makers, lens developers, lens partners, and possibly Snap stars to help elevate their Snapchat marketing presence. .

The partnership of this company Zacks Rank # 3 (Hold) with the multiplatform game engine, Unity software U to extend the reach of Unity’s advertising offering to Snapchat advertisers is expected to have attracted ad revenue in the reporting quarter. You can see The full list of Zacks # 1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks today here.

Advertising was the sole source of revenue for Snap, which faced significant competition from Twitter, Facebook, Google, and Pinterest for ad dollars. Additionally, a persistent decline in the price per ad impression likely weighed on ad revenue.

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Buy these 7 stocks at the best value for money to get the most out of the P / B ratio


Price / Earnings (P / E) and Price / Sales (P / S) are the first ratios that come to an investor’s mind while narrowing down a list of undervalued stocks. However, the price-to-book ratio (P / E ratio), while underestimated, is also an easy-to-use valuation tool for identifying low-priced stocks with strong growth prospects.

The P / B ratio is calculated as below:

P / B ratio = market capitalization / book value of equity.

What is book value?

There are several ways to define the book value. Book value is the total value that would remain, according to the company’s balance sheet, in the event of immediate bankruptcy. In other words, this is what shareholders would theoretically receive if a company liquidated all of its assets after paying off all of its liabilities.

It is calculated by subtracting total liabilities from total assets of a business. In most cases, this is equivalent to common shareholders’ equity on the balance sheet. However, according to the company’s balance sheet, intangible assets must also be subtracted from total assets to determine book value.

Understanding the P / B Ratio

By comparing the book value of equity to its market price, we get an idea of ​​whether a company is undervalued or overvalued. However, like the P / E or P / S ratio, it is always best to compare P / N ratios within industries.

An AP / E ratio of less than one means the stock is trading below its book value or the stock is undervalued and therefore is a good buy. Conversely, a stock with a ratio greater than one can be interpreted as being overpriced or relatively expensive.

For example, a stock with a P / N ratio of 2 means we pay $ 2 for every $ 1 of book value. Thus, the higher the P / B, the more expensive the action.

But there is a caveat. An AP / E ratio of less than one can also mean that the company is generating low or even negative returns on its assets, or that the assets are overvalued, in which case the stock should be avoided as it can destroy shareholder value. Conversely, the share price can be considerably high – thus pushing the P / B ratio to more than one – in the probable event that it has become a takeover target, reason enough to hold the share. ‘action.

In addition, the P / B ratio is not without limits. It is useful for businesses – like finance, investment, insurance, and banking or manufacturing companies – with many liquid / tangible assets on the books. However, this can be misleading for companies with large R&D spending, high debt, service companies, or those with negative profits.

In any case, the ratio is not particularly relevant as a stand-alone number. One should analyze other ratios such as P / E, P / S and debt / equity before making a reasonable investment decision.

Screening parameters

Price to Book (Common Equity) below the X-Industry median: A P / B below the industry average implies that there is enough room for the stock to win.

Sales price below the X-Industry median: The P / S ratio determines the market value for every dollar of company sales / revenue – a lower ratio than the industry makes the stock attractive.

Price / earnings using the F (1) estimate lower than the X-Industry median: The P / E (F1) ratio rates a company based on its current stock price relative to its estimated earnings per share – a lower ratio than the industry is considered better.

PEG less than 1: The PEG relates the P / E ratio to the company’s future growth rate. The PEG ratio gives a more complete picture than the P / E ratio. A value less than 1 indicates that the stock is undervalued and that investors should pay less for a stock that has good prospects for earnings growth.

Current price greater than or equal to $ 5: They must all trade at a minimum of $ 5 or more.

Average volume over 20 days greater than or equal to 100,000: A substantial trading volume ensures that the stock is easily tradable.

Rank of Zacks less than or equal to # 2: Zacks Rank # 1 (Strong Buy) or 2 (Buy) stocks are known to outperform regardless of the market environment.

Value Note Equal to A or B: Our research shows that stocks with a value score of A or B when combined with a Zack # 1 or # 2 rank offer the best opportunities in the value investing space.

Here are seven of the 25 actions that qualified the screening:

Walk-in locker FL, a footwear and sportswear retailer, has a projected 3 to 5 year EPS growth rate of 29.1%. He currently has a Zacks Rank # 2 and a Value Score of A. You can see The full list of today’s Zacks # 1 Rank stocks here.

Hibbett, Inc. HIBB, a sports-inspired fashion retailer, has a 3 to 5 year projected BPA growth rate of 22.4%. He currently has a Zacks # 1 ranking and a value score of A.

Group 1 Automotive GPI, a leading automotive retailer, has a projected 3 to 5 year EPS growth rate of 13.2%. He currently has a Zacks Rank # 2 and a Value Score of A.

ICL Group ICL, a manufacturer of specialty fertilizers and specialty phosphates, flame retardants and water treatment solutions, has a Zacks Rank # 2 and a Value Score of B. The company has a projected BPA growth rate of 3 to 5 years of 24.4%.

Conn’s CONN, a specialty retailer, has a Zacks Rank # 2 and a Value Score of A. The company has a 3 to 5 year projected EPS growth rate of 23.0%.

Teak Resources Limited TECK, a diversified resource company engaged in mining and mining development, has a projected 3 to 5 year EPS growth rate of 32.8%. He currently has a Zacks # 1 ranking and a value score of B.

Encompass health company EHC, an integrated health service provider, has a projected 3 to 5 year BPA growth rate of 18.0%. He currently has a Zacks Rank # 2 and a Value Score of A.

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Facebook is testing new feature to post feed posts to Instagram, Marketing & Advertising News, AND BrandEquity

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Social media giant Facebook is testing a feature that would allow users of its platform to post their posts, including photos or videos, to their Instagram.

The company noted that the option is currently a global test that’s only available to a small group of people who already have their Facebook profiles linked to a personal, creator, or business account on Instagram, TechCrunch reports.

Facebook already allows users to post their Instagram stories and reels to Facebook.

When available, we would see the functionality in the Facebook composition area where we can create posts. The new toggle would appear next to those for editing the post audience and creating a new album.

When touched, the user is taken to a new screen where they can also choose to share the individual Facebook post to the connected Instagram account.

According to the report, users will be able to post single photos, single videos, or multiple photo albums of up to 10 photos to Instagram.

Currently, other formats, such as GIFs, polls, photo albums with more than 10 photos are not eligible for the cross-post at the moment.

Previously, Facebook merged Instagram direct messages (DMs) with the Messenger app. With this, Instagram users can send messages to contacts on Facebook Messenger without leaving the app and vice versa.

To send messages to Messenger contacts from Instagram, Instagram Android and iOS users will first need to update or download the latest version of apps from Google Play Store (version 164.0.0.46.123) and Apple App Store (version 165.0), respectively. .

Beaten by the six-hour global blackout earlier this month, Instagram is now testing a feature that will alert users when the platform experiences major technical issues.

The photo messaging platform will notify users in their feed when the service experiences an outage or technical issue, and when it is resolved.

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Monterey Co. parents join vaccine protest

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Now that California schools are open, new controversies are emerging, including warrants for COVID-19 vaccines and the wearing of masks.

In September, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that in order to attend public, private, or charter schools in person, kindergarten to grade 12 students in California will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 after full approval of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the vaccine in their age group.

Most medical experts have found the vaccine to be safe and effective. Most parents have chosen to keep their students in classrooms.

In protest against vaccination warrants to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, parents across the state withdrew their students on Monday. Some of these parents have gone so far as to withdraw their students from the public school system by opting for home schooling.

The organizers of School Walkout 2021 claim to be a small group of educators and healthcare workers who want to prevent educators from leaving or leaving California in response to vaccination warrants.

In Sacramento, a demonstration called “Our Children, Our Choice” took place Monday morning in front of the State Capitol. Over 1,000 people responded to the event on Facebook.

It is not known how many local parents are involved.

A parent in Salinas made the decision to remove their children from public school following Newsom’s announcement. The parent and the North Monterey County District employee requested to remain anonymous due to her job security.

“Seeing how things are going now, for me it seemed like a good decision to take my children out of public school and put them safe at home,” she said.

A parent’s fight for autonomy

For Vanessa Madrid, a health worker from Monterey County, whose children have had adverse reactions to vaccines in previous years, the walkout represents a struggle for independence.

“Everyone is a guinea pig,” Madrid said. “We see children wearing masks. We see them isolated. We see them sitting 6 feet apart, unable to enjoy the company of their friends, to hug each other, to play, while they are at school. “

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says COVID-19 vaccines can help prevent new variants from emerging. In addition, research has shown that high vaccination coverage in a population reduces the spread of the virus and helps prevent the emergence of new variants. It has also dramatically reduced hospitalizations and deaths among those vaccinated.

The CDC recommends that anyone aged 12 and over get the vaccine. Emergency approval for young children is expected later this month.

As the CDC urges vaccinations, parents like Madrid believe the government should not have control over their children’s bodies.

“Our kids have been a great science experiment, and I don’t agree with that. I would never subject my kids to what I call this, abuse,” she said. “It is abuse when you restrict a child’s right to breathe and also when you inject foreign substances which are actually toxins into a child’s body without knowing the repercussions.”

A list of the indigent and possible side effects of the three approved COVID-19 vaccines is available on the CDC’s website.

The bet

School administrators in Monterey County have discouraged parents from preventing their students from attending classes.

“Any day lost in in-person learning is a gamble, because we don’t know the trajectory of this virus and whether or not we’ll have to go back to distance learning,” said Vanessa Robinson, president and fifth of the Greenfield Teachers Association. – grade teacher at the Greenfield Union school district. “Each day in person, honestly, started to feel like a blessed opportunity.”

Robinson also expressed concern for the health and safety of students and parents attending the rallies.

“If these students participate in gatherings, which I am sure will include unmasked and unvaccinated people, they endanger other students, their families and their educators upon their return to campus,” he said. she declared. “Honestly, it’s not a very well thought out walkout. ”

The CDC has repeatedly stated that wearing masks and social distancing are very effective in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

Hundreds of people gathered on Monday, October 18, 2021 to protest against covid vaccination warrants at the Riverfront Park Amphitheater in Redding.

Fleeing public school

Madrid, along with several other local parents, have hired teachers to create a smaller school setting in a private residence for their children.

“The school district is going to see a massive number of absentees in Monterey County,” Madrid said. “We are fed up with it. Our goal is to encourage parents to create their own learning communities and not be afraid of government repercussions. They can’t do anything. We have qualified teachers.

According to EdSource, the state uses a school district’s Average Daily Attendance (ADA) to determine its funding. The more absences a district has overall, the more funding it loses – absences don’t necessarily hurt the state but hurt the district.

“We hope that if enough parents come out, our school board and our state’s education ministry will feel a big blow in their pocket,” Madrid said.

Monterey County District employee and parent upholds her decision to remove her children from the public school system.

“I’m glad I took my kids out of public school because now I see what the governor of California has done with the K-12 immunization warrants,” she said. “I don’t think I made the wrong decision.”

Ahead of the planned walkout, California is already facing a drop in public school enrollment. The California Department of Education reported that enrollments for the 2021 school year have declined significantly from 6,163,001 in 2019-2020 to 6,002,523 in 2020-2021.

Grandparents Jeff and Kim Misner attend Monday's rally against vaccination warrants with their son Justin Misner, center, at the Riverfront Park Amphitheater in Redding.

The drop is over 160,000 students compared to the previous year. The largest declines in enrollment were recorded in Kindergarten and Grade 6.

“The purpose of the walkout is to say that we oppose these mandates and that my child is not coming today because (the district) is not expressing our concerns,” said Madrid. “With each child who is not in class, we know that it hurts the pocket of the neighborhood. If we can’t get their attention with the money, I strongly suggest that all parents actually remove their children from school and homeschooling.

The Salinas Union High School District (SUHSD) argued in a press release that going out on Monday would only result in an additional loss of learning for students who miss class. Superintendent Dan Burns stressed that the district has no control over immunization mandates and that disrupting the school routine of students is a disservice.

“We understand that families and students can have strong emotions and questions about COVID-19 safety measures, including vaccine and testing requirements,” the district statement said. “However, keeping the kids home from school to protest a COVID-19 vaccine requirement announced by Governor Gavin Newsom, as some social media posts suggest, would only waste a lot of time. learning for our students. The funding of our school will not be impacted by absences. But our children will be.

Robinson echoed SUHSD’s stat and urged parents to consider the long-term implications of removing children from public school.

“I understand that we are all very afraid of changes and new mandates. Short-lived decisions can catch us off guard. But when we accept that our actions today decide the events of tomorrow, they might begin to understand how these difficult decisions will prepare us for success in the future, ”she said. “Success for the future, which means uninterrupted learning for all students, barrier-free learning environments for all students, as well as stable and cohesive classroom instruction from highly qualified and well-trained educators. health. All of these scenarios are worth the tough decisions made today. ”

Hundreds of people gathered on Monday, October 18, 2021 to protest against covid vaccination warrants at the Riverfront Park Amphitheater in Redding.

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Obituary: Composer Luis de Pablo dies at 91

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Composer Luis De Pablo died on October 10 at the age of 91.

He was an avant-garde Basque composer, an important member of the famous Vanguardia de la Música Española and the main representative of what was called Generación del 51.

The Bilbao native created the first electroacoustic music laboratory in Spain and composed the first lyrical work with an IBM computer in 1966 at the Computing Center of the University of Madrid. He has also translated books on Schoenberg and Webern.

He represented Spain at the International Society of Contemporary Music Festival in Prague and taught at the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella in Argentina before returning to Spain as a professor of contemporary music analysis. He has also been a teacher in Buffalo, Albany, New York, Canada, Germany, among others.

Some of his works include the operas “Kiu”, “La Señorita Cristina” and “El Viajero Indiscreto”. He has also written music for films, choral works, chamber music and works for orchestra.

Throughout his life he received several distinctions, including the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts 1986, the National Music Prize 1991, the Community of Madrid Culture Prize 2001, the Music Prize of the Guerrero Foundation 2004 and the Tomás Luis de Vitoria Prize 2009.


The key to Scottish education for California businessman Kyle Smith

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Christ Tshiunza: Exeter teenager on shock Wales and England interest call

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Christ Tshiunza studies for sports science degree while playing for Exeter

For the average college rugby player, pre-match preparations aren’t always the most professional. Some may have to run off campus, others may have a foggy head from yesterday’s efforts.

As Christ Tshiunza prepared to play for the University of Exeter on Wednesday, he received an unexpected phone call from Wales head coach Wayne Pivac telling him he had been named to the squad. Wales for their autumn tests.

“I was just getting my coaches ready to leave and got a call from Wayne,” said Tshiunza, who then helped his team beat Cardiff University that afternoon.

“When he told me I had to check. I thought someone was playing a joke on me. He broke the news to me and I was very happy.”

Tshiunza, it should be noted, doesn’t just play for the University of Exeter. His call wasn’t that surprising, but it was still a little earlier than expected.

The 19-year-old also plays for former England and European champions Exeter Chiefs, albeit with just four appearances as a senior substitute under his belt.

Tshiunza is 6ft 6in and 17lb 6lb, so it’s clear why Exeter was keen to sign him from Cardiff in 2019. After Tshiunza’s call on Wednesday, Pivac said: “He’s bringing something that no one else in the country probably does in terms of size and athleticism. “

Tshiunza, who can play on the second row or as a blind flanker, only made his Wales Under-20 debut earlier this year but could make his senior test debut before the end from 2021.

Like the other England-based players in the Welsh squad, Tshiunza cannot play against New Zealand on October 30 as the game rolls out of World Rugby’s official international window, but he could mark his remarkable rise with a first cap. against South Africa, Fiji or Australia. in November.

“I think this is going to be a big learning block for me,” Tshiunza said.

“And really anything added to that in terms of playing time or whatever is a bonus for me so I’m very grateful to be on a team regardless of playing time or not.

“I’m just excited to learn. We have some internationals here. [at Exeter] and they all said how much more they feel like a better player when they come back to the club [after being with their national teams]. “

The Exeter squad is full of international players and their English contingent have tried to convince their young Welsh colleague to change allegiance.

“The boys tell me about England, but I think it was always Wales for me,” Tshiunza smiles.

“They pushed and pulled me, saying ‘come to our side’, but I held on.”

Tshiunza’s teammates may have been joking, but England were serious when they reached out to Exeter to inquire about his eligibility.

“They have shown interest,” Tshiunza adds.

“It really took me by surprise. But all I have to do is train well and hopefully play well and I know my heart is on Wales right now . “

Tshiunza came from a French family and lived in DR Congo until the age of six. His family first settled in England before moving to Wales in 2010.

A promising high jumper, he only played rugby at the age of 14 and was a student at Whitchurch High School in Cardiff, which is one of his alumni.

Tshiunza credits his teacher Steve Williams with his greatest influence in Whitchurch, while Warburton himself offered his advice.

“We’re actually in pretty close contact. We write to each other quite frequently,” Tshiunza said of the former Cardiff flanker.

“He was in the background but he helped me. Even when I played my first Premiership game, we talked, like, checking the nerves and [coming] off the bench and do’s and don’ts.

“Even before I started playing here at the Chiefs at school, he was giving me advice. Mr. Williams attracted him. They’re pretty close, too.

“So Mr. Williams introduced me to him and we’ve been talking for quite a while now.”

Warburton set career goals throughout his childhood and as he progressed through the ranks of Welsh rugby, and Tshiunza set a goal of playing for Wales in the 2023 World Cup. .

He first declared this intention when he was only 17 and his first call-up to Wales suggests he is ahead of his schedule.

“Obviously every rugby player would love to play in any World Cup. I was kind of talking,” Tshiunza said.

“It wasn’t a target but now I guess we can tell there might be.”


Former Turkish Dortmund midfielder Nuri Şahin ends his playing career

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Former Turkey and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Nuri Åžahin announced the end of his playing career at the age of 33, adding that he will now pursue a coaching career.

“I’m not coming back as a footballer,” ahin told Spanish sports newspaper AS before making his debut for Turkish club Antalyaspor at Sivasspor on Saturday.

Åžahin was surprisingly named Antalyaspor coach just over a week ago. Turkish media reported that he got a five-year contract to replace Ersun Yanal, but was able to choose for himself whether he wanted to continue playing as well.

Faport TAV Antalyaspor is currently 14th in Turkey’s top-tier Süper Lig with just eight points in eight games. The club recently hired Dutch manager Alfons Groenendijk as technical director of the A team, Brazilian expert Marcelo Lins Martins as performance coach as part of the Åžahin coaching staff, in addition previous signings of Dutch manager Michael Lindeman as assistant manager and Turkish coach Murat Öztürk as goalkeeper coach. .

Åžahin was at one point the youngest player and goalscorer in the Bundesliga when he entered Dortmund’s squad at the age of 16. Despite winning the Bundesliga title and the German Cup with Jurgen Klopp’s side in 2011, Åžahin arguably never realized his seemingly huge initial potential.

He was a Real Madrid midfielder in the 2011-12 season, when “Los Galacticos” won the Spanish La Liga title in 2012. Åžahin returned to Borussia Dortmund in 2014.

The gifted midfielder, who is also a Harvard graduate, also played for Feyenoord, Liverpool and Werder Bremen before moving to Antalyaspor and has more than 50 caps for Turkey.

Åžahin was admitted to Harvard Business School for Sports Management in 2018, while playing for Dortmund. He combined football and education.

“Glad to let you know that I have been admitted to Harvard Business! Super excited about the program and delighted to meet legendary Anita Elberse #LifeAtHBS,” Åžahin tweeted on April 26, 2018. Famous Professor Elberse is an “expert in the business of entertainment, media and sports “at Harvard. Åžahin completed this program the same year.

Known for his passing ability in the center of the park, Åžahin joined Antalyaspor in 2020 and has a contract with this club as a player until June 2022.


Racial disparity in schizophrenia diagnoses in nursing homes


The share of U.S. nursing home residents who are registered as having schizophrenia has skyrocketed over the past decade. As The New York Times reported last month, the change is in part due to a wave of questionable diagnoses.

A 2012 government effort to reduce the unnecessary use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes included an exemption for residents with schizophrenia. Since then, diagnoses have increased by 70 percent. Experts say some facilities are using the schizophrenia loophole to continue sedating dementia patients instead of providing the intensive and more expensive care that regulators are trying to promote.

The impact of this situation has been more severe on black residents, a news to study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found. Since the new rules came into effect, black Americans with dementia are 1.7 times more likely than their white nursing home neighbors to be diagnosed with schizophrenia, said Shekinah A. Fashaw-Walters, a public health researcher at the University of Minnesota and lead author of the study.

Black nursing home residents are already more likely to live in facilities that score lower on many quality measures, she said, and now face higher health risks of being wrongly diagnosed as schizophrenic to justify prescriptions for antipsychotics. For residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, antipsychotic drugs increase the risk infections and falls, and double the risk of death, studies have shown.

“I wanted to look at this increase in schizophrenia by race to see if this policy had a differential effect,” she said.

The conclusions agree with past research on diagnoses of schizophrenia. Among all age groups, clinicians are already more likely to misdiagnose a patient as schizophrenic – and more likely to prescribe antipsychotics – if they are black, said Stephen Strakowski, associate dean of research at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin.

“When clinicians talk to a black or white patient who appears otherwise similar in symptoms, they place too much emphasis on psychotic symptoms, delusions, and hallucinations, compared to other symptoms in black patients compared to what they do with white patients, ”he said.

“So it wouldn’t be a terrible surprise if if you encourage the diagnosis now, the difference will be magnified. “

Experts have long been concerned about drugs in nursing homes. The National partnership to improve dementia care started in 2012 after years research has shown that antipsychotic drugs are widely used in nursing homes despite warnings of the Food and Drug Administration on potential harms.

The partnership includes federal and state agencies, nursing homes, advocacy groups and caregivers. It supports the care of patients with dementia without medication. This approach often requires substantial staffing and additional training, while antipsychotic medications can make it easier for nurses and caregivers to deal with difficult-to-care residents and cost less.

The partnership called on state inspectors to take a closer look at prescribing practices and issue citations for unnecessary drug use. Prescription rates are recorded in official statistics that the government uses to help assess facilities, a five star system which serves as a consumer guide for families choosing a retirement home.

On the surface, the partnership had a significant impact, benefiting from a significant reduction in the proportion of residents receiving antipsychotic medication. But the Times report found that more than half of the officially reported reduction in drug use was due to the increase in schizophrenia diagnoses due to the loophole in the new rules.

Responding to the Times report last month, Catherine Howden, spokesperson for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said: “It is unacceptable for a facility to inappropriately classify a resident’s diagnosis to improve its performance metrics. . We will continue to identify facilities that do so and hold them accountable. “

Nursing homes have increasingly become a provider of last resort for the country’s most vulnerable citizens, and part of the increase in the prevalence of schizophrenia diagnoses could be due to the movement of schizophrenic patients into homes. nursing care from other institutions.

But many experts say the schizophrenia exception is a major factor. The exemption was created because antipsychotic drugs are still considered the best treatment for many people with the disease. But schizophrenia is almost always diagnosed at a young age, and the increase in older residents since the rule took effect is difficult to explain otherwise. When government investigators examined the medical histories of nursing home residents diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2018, they found that one in three had no history of treatment for the disorder.

It would not be the first time that the incentives have had unintended consequences on the behavior of retirement homes. One of the reasons the drug rate went up so much in the first place, others the researchers found, was in reaction to an earlier government crackdown on the use of physical restraint.

Research has repeatedly shown that black Americans tend to receive less, and often worse, care than white Americans for a range of health conditions. Professor Fashaw-Walters says more attention is needed on how this plays out for older African Americans and other people of color. Too often, she said, policies are seen as “color blind” when in fact they could contribute to inequality.

“There’s such an increased risk with antipsychotics for all kinds of side effects, whether it’s falls or death,” she said. “This national partnership could be involved in some of these negative outcomes. This is the kind of scary part I think about the most.


Lava flow from volcano on Spanish island compared to tsunami

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Lava rolling towards the Atlantic Ocean forced the evacuation of more than 300 people Thursday evening, bringing the number of people forced to leave their homes since Tuesday to 1,200, according to the government of La Palma. About 7,000 people in total have had to flee since the eruption, the government said.

Authorities have not reported any victims of the eruption on the island of some 85,000 people. Most of the island, where the economy is based mainly on agriculture and tourism, has not been affected so far.

Two main lava rivers were still flowing from Cumbre Vieja Ridge on Friday. The first has slowed to a virtual stop, but a second spits out a large amount of molten rock and forces authorities to remain vigilant for other possible evacuations.

The Canary Islands Institute of Volcanology compared one of the flows to a tsunami of lava as molten rock poured down a hill.

The volcano spat out ocean sediments that predate the island’s formation 2 million years ago, said Vicente Soler of the Higher Scientific Research Center of Spain.

The lava completely or partially destroyed more than 1,500 buildings, most of them houses, and covered more than 680 hectares (1,680 acres), according to an EU satellite monitoring agency.

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Inspire U program celebrates its 10th anniversary

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The Mentorship Program, which falls under the School of Education and Human Development, brings together students from the University of Miami and students from Booker T. Washington Senior High School to learn about college life and share their life experiences. .



They both love football. But they are supporting different teams.

Eduardo Lago, a University of Miami student born in Spain, is an avid Real Madrid fan.

Nicaraguan-born high school student Yamil Rivera prefers Barcelona.

But they don’t let their rivalry interfere with their camaraderie.

“We are the best friends in the world,” said Lago. “I think we’ll be friends forever.”

They became friends, in addition to being mentors and mentees, through a program called Inspire U. It mainly brings together first-generation high school students with college students, most of whom are Ronald A. Hammond scholars.

The Hammond Scholarship is awarded to various high school students who have demonstrated academic excellence and intend to continue their education through graduate study. Fellows receive the full tuition fees at the University for their undergraduate studies.

Wendy Morrison Cavendish, Director of Inspire U and professor at the School of Education and Human Development, started the program when she was a resident teacher at Booker T. Washington Senior High School and noticed that the school was looking for ways improve its graduation rate and provide resources for students with college aspirations.

“We wanted the program to be about building social capital,” she said. “A lot of these students can’t imagine themselves on a college campus until they’re actually on campus here at UM.”

Jack Hart, director of the social studies department at Booker T. Washington and liaison officer for Inspire U, has been participating in the program for eight years.

“This program is working,” he said. “Many mentorship programs are funded for a purpose that is not genuine. Inspire U started with the heart and is still a mentoring program that works with the hearts of everyone involved.

Celebrating its 10th year in business, Inspire U has served over 500 high school students. About 90 percent of its graduates go to college.

“This program has done so much for me,” Rivera said. One of the most rewarding experiences, he said, was spending the summer researching civil engineering projects with Lago. Thanks to a university program called JANUS, short for Joint Academic Nurtureship for Underrepresented Students, they were able to work in a lab mixing proteins and concrete to try and create a more environmentally friendly product.

In their free time, Lago and Rivera got closer. They played video games, but also explained how to write an essay for a college application and how to prepare for the SATs. Rivera hopes to apply to college. “I love this campus,” Rivera said.

Inspire U brings together mentors and mentees at the Coral Gables campus several times a year for sessions on how to prepare for ACT and SAT tests, apply to college, get scholarships and financial aid, and write a university application essay. The program also teaches students how to negotiate college life, balance their schedules, develop study habits, and even track their finances.

Over the past year, when racial justice issues have come to the fore following the murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter protests, a virtual session on racial justice has been added to the program.

Dynesha Peterson, the former president of Inspire U, is now a graduate student in kinesiology at the University of Central Florida. She was one of the creators of the racial justice presentation.

“When all of these situations of police brutality and unequal treatment of blacks came to light, I realized that the majority of our members (at Inspire U) resonated with being black or of color,” she said.

“I was like, ‘we have to say something, we have to be a support system for our members and see how they are dealing with the current climate,” “she said.

The session provided a safe space for dialogue among the students, she said. He also asked the students not only what they thought about racial injustice, but also how Inspire U should adapt to the current situation regarding social justice issues.

For Jamie Williams Smith, senior and Hammond scholar at the University, and Valentina Rodriguez, senior Booker T. Washington, Inspire U has been a way to share similar life experiences. They were both raised by single mothers and are first generation college students.

“I see myself in her,” Williams Smith said. “We talk about life issues and I tell him about my life in college. We solve things together. ”




Alvaro Fraile has been appointed COO at Azul Hospitality Group

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Azul Hospitality Group, a leading hospitality company offering innovative approaches to maximize an asset’s performance, today announced that Alvaro Fraile will join the company as Chief Operating Officer. Fraile will report directly to Azul President and CEO Rick Mansur.

Fraile joins Azul from Marriott International, where he most recently served as vice president of franchise operations. He was instrumental in launching AC Hotels by Marriott in the United States due to his extensive experience and knowledge of the brand. Prior to joining Marriott in the United States, he held a number of senior operational positions in Spain at AC Hotels. Fraile holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Richmond, Virginia, and a master’s degree in business administration from the Instituto de Empresa, Madrid, Spain.

Doug Lieber, co-founder and COO of Azul since the inception of the company, will move on to the role of Director of Talent. He will ensure that Azul continues to attract the best talent in the hospitality industry.

Max Childs – Managing Director

October 22, 2020 – With over 30 years of deep-rooted hospitality experience, Childs is a self-employed entrepreneur who is adept at leading hotel operations, including training and development responsibilities, budget planning, and the use of the latest systems to capture revenue and control costs, while increasing customer satisfaction.

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Stacey Washburn – Director of Sales and Marketing

October 22, 2020 – As Director of Sales and Marketing, Washburn played a key role in the hotel’s grand opening this summer, leading the sales and marketing team and overseeing all revenue management and of distribution. After earning his Master of Arts in Marketing Communications from Emerson College, Washburn spent 10 years in various sales and marketing roles with leading organizations such as Marriott International including Sales Manager, Western Mountain Pacific ; Sales Manager, Marin County and Emeryville; and deputy director of room operations.

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EXCLUSIVE: Rafa Benitez reveals when he was offered a job at Everton and what was requested on Farhad Moshiri’s ‘conference call’

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The reaction from members of the West Kirby branch of his wife’s charitable foundation was telling for Rafa Benitez.

At the end of June, the former manager of Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Valencia, Newcastle – and especially Liverpool – was approached about the prospect of becoming Everton boss.

It was a seismic rendezvous. And some Blues fans have railed against this possibility.

But those who already knew Benitez thought differently.

“Where was I when I got that call? I was home,” said Benitez, speaking to ECHO three months after that revealing meeting, in his Everton training kit, in an office in Finch Farm.

“I live in town and a lot of my friends are already Evertonians. It’s not that all of my friends are red. Some are red and some are blue, and family is the same – so it’s okay.

“But when it happened, my wife was working with one of the branches of her charity in West Kirby – and they loved me before, but they love me even more now!

“They were very happy when they heard the possibility and they said ‘you have to go!’

“From the start I was excited. I have been leading Liverpool for so many years and want to play again.

“I went to China when there were no teams available here – and China was a project, different things, different methodology, you have to create an Academy to start, which was good, but after the virus everything changed and you couldn’t compete because the rules in china got very complicated and you couldn’t recruit players.

“I was happy to come back to the time and had different options around the world, but wanted to find a club where I could compete.

“It was a great opportunity. The owners have ambition and they want to compete, they want to do well and there is the new stadium so everything was fine. It was just a matter of agreeing that it was the right one. solution for me and for them. “

So far, the “solution” has been acceptable to all parties.

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The Blues boss saw his very modest signings start quickly.

Everton overcame significant injury absences to make a strong start to the campaign – victory over West Ham on Sunday would take the Blues to 17 points and their highest total after eight games in the Premier League era.

And Benitez won over many skeptics who couldn’t kiss a former Liverpool manager – and succeeded at that – being in the Blues unearthed.

He also had to convince the Everton hierarchy that his ambition still burns as fiercely as when he was a young coach in Spain working with the Real Madrid youth squad.

“I spoke to Mr. Moshiri and then there was a big conference call with a lot of people and then it was fair,” he added. “They wanted to ask questions and then it was something that surprised me, they didn’t know me as a professional.

“They can read the press and maybe ECHO and say ‘he’s this and he’s that’, but they think I’ve been to China and then that’s it. I went to China because I don’t couldn’t compete here and it was a great opportunity.

“It was a project with potential and money, but the pandemic changed everything. So coming here meant I could compete again. Owners with ambition.

“They didn’t know that when I was at Liverpool I changed academies. I have a degree in physical education and I worked in schools so that I could work with young players. I worked at the Academy of Real Madrid and still in Dalian improves the young players.

“So we can coach players, we can improve players and we can enter the transfer market because we have some experience and we know a lot of people.

“We will make mistakes like everyone else – but we have experience in the Premier League, we have experience in Italy and Spain and we know people from all over the world – and we love working with young players and improve them. I’m not a normal manager because I’m a coach. “

I am not a normal manager.

If Benitez’s cross-park rival is The Normal One, does that make Benitez the Anomalous One?

He smiles again.

His drive, envy and obsessive attention to detail sometimes obscures Benitez’s fact that he has a good sense of humor.

But its raison d’être is to improve everything under its control.

“People sometimes think the manager is there,” he said, pointing to a seat, “… but I trained, I coach the team every day and I coach the players individually and I try to learn as much as possible about them, to improve them as much as I can.

“So if you improve the individuals, you improve the team, and with the experience, the motivation and the commitment of the players, you can improve yourself further.

“If the players see that you care about them and that you can improve them, they’re happy. And I’m happy.

“We had Raul at Real Madrid Academy. How do you improve Raul? Or another striker we called Dani? We can always improve them a bit.

“Take Demarai Gray for example, I used to tell him to go more with his left foot, and seeing him score with his left foot when he wasn’t using it too much was really nice for me to see that.”

Benitez has always been a demanding coach.

A succession of former players all say the same thing about him. He’s a coach who defies his accusations. He uses the stick rather than the carrot. But his methods are hugely effective, even if players don’t always realize it instantly.

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His Champions League-winning captain Steven Gerrard once said: “He challenged me a lot and picked things he thought I could improve on – he never really praised me.

“It took a while for me to get used to it and maybe my insecurities and emotions felt like he didn’t like me.

“But he was just leading me in a different way.

“Looking back on it now, he brought out the best in me. And that was probably the best way to do it. Great management. But at the time, my insecurities didn’t recognize him. He definitely got my game through. to another level. “

Jamie Carragher agreed.

When Gary Neville asked him to choose between Gerard Houllier and Rafa Benitez, he said: “Rafa Benitez was a better football manager but Gerard Houllier was a better manager.

“I liked Houllier more, but I played my best football under Benitez.

“With Benitez, it’s almost like you don’t like him – actually it’s not fair, of course you like him, we’ve done amazing things – but when you come out of it, you look at it. back and a lot of things I’m talking about now Monday Night Football, a lot of them come from him.

“I wouldn’t say it’s the stick all the time, he would never scream but he would always want more.”

It was a methodology Andros Townsend would recognize. His boss pointed out that the Everton winger should have taken a different stance in a certain situation as he left the pitch after scoring the Premier League’s October goal against Burnley.

Rafa smiles at the assertion that he’s a tough builder.

He explained: “It’s not true! It has to be in a certain way. When I was younger I followed Arrigo Sacchi to AC Milan, analyzing every game, every detail so that I could convey this information to young players in Madrid.

“I have books on psychology and I read a lot of books about it and about dealing with different personalities. Each one is different.

“I’m from Spain and the English players when they have a day off are happy to go have a beer, but I like to train and I like to improve them.”



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Benitez then plunges headlong into a long and enthusiastic monologue about how he has improved the youth of the Madrid Academy.

It’s fascinating and detailed, but the overall theme was that small improvements across the board lead to big improvements.

Dave Brailsford called this “marginal gains” in the transformation of British cycling.

Bill Shankly said, “If you take care of the little things, sometimes the big things take care of themselves.

Benitez is an enthusiastic defender of both philosophies, but with his own personal stamp.

“Some clubs think being in the middle of the table is an achievement, that staying in the Premier League is an achievement,” he said.

“But when you’re fighting for titles, one goal, just a minute of making the right decision – or not – can change everything.

“When you are in Madrid you are competing with Barcelona, ​​when you are in Napoli you are competing with Juventus. I am here now, so we have to compete with the best teams. Being in the middle of the table is not not my goal, my goal is to make sure we can go higher and higher.

“Some people say that finishing eighth is a great goal. It doesn’t mean anything to me.

“I prefer to be there when you can play in Europe and then you can play against the best teams in Europe, then just a free kick, just a corner, just a minute at kick-off when you do this or that can change everything .

“If you don’t have that mentality, you can’t compete at the level you want to compete at and you can’t win.

“In Spain I use the example of Getafe, always in the middle of the table. Great. – you can finish 14th, 10th or eighth, it doesn’t matter, it doesn’t change much and you are considered successful.

“But if you want to compete with a team that has potential, you have to compete to win something, not just keep expectations, you have to do something more.”

Benitez is always looking to do more and more.

* Tomorrow: Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Rafa Benitez about improving Everton, why Duncan Ferguson was ‘key’ and his first Goodison derby …


news-Sturgis Public Schools-SHS Spain travel


A trip from Sturgis High School to Spain was featured on Monday at a study session of the Sturgis Public Schools Education Council.

Amy McAllister, SHS teacher, presented the idea to the board.

Students could join the trip after their second, first or second year of high school, she said. The trip could take place as early as June 2022, but most certainly by June 2023, she said.

About 30 students are currently interested in traveling to Spain, McAllister said. Students will have had two years of study in Spanish and a GPA 3.0 or better to participate. The trip would be made by Explorica by WorldStrides.

McAllister said the two-week trip will include destinations in Madrid and southern Spain. She knows the country well, she said. She lived there for 33 years.

The benefits of travel are many, McAllister said. In addition to learning the language, the trip broadens the students’ worldview, for example, she said.

Insurance is included in the plan. Fundraising ideas, financial support and scholarships are available.

In other news, Emily Halling, a board member, had asked to change the agenda to include an overview of a board policy originally adopted in 1996 and last amended in 2018. It addresses of the district mission. As the district examines what qualities it would like a Sturgis public school graduate to have, Halling thought it might be good to revisit the policy and make changes if necessary.

Superintendent Art Ebert suggested making changes after considering community feedback to be obtained at upcoming meetings to discuss “characteristics of a Trojan horse.”

During administrative reports, Director of Finance Ray Sterling briefed the Board of Directors on a number of ongoing projects in the district. They include: Eastwood Roof, SHS Roof, Signage, HVAC, Eastwood Dishwasher, SHS Strip Tower, Whiteboards for Classes 3-12, Eastwood Flooring, SMS Tennis Courts and the Eastwood Playground.

Assistant Superintendent Nicole Gittinger spoke about a survey on mental health well-being that is sent to students. Families can opt out of the survey and there is a paper / pencil option as well, she said. A staff survey is also being launched, Gittinger said.

Ebert congratulated reunion week across the district and Amanda Langworthy and her team for their work.

During board comments, Halling wondered if there might be ways for the board to involve the community to better support students and staff. Ebert said one of the best ways people could help is to become substitute teachers.


Gonzalez breaks two school records at the Phoenix Invitational

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Men’s golf | 12/10/2021 19:54:00

BURLINGTON – Diego González (SR, Caracas, Venzuela) produced a record day for men’s A&T North Carolina golf in the third round of the Phoenix Invitational hosted by Elon University on Tuesday at the 6,867 yard par 71 Alamance Country Club golf course. .

Gonzalez shot a school record of 5 under 66 to move from tied 17th for fourth in the tournament with three 5-under 205 rounds. The 66 is the lowest number of strokes in a three-round tournament in Canadian history. program.

The 205 strokes are the fewest in a three-round tournament for an A&T Aggies male golfer.

Gonzalez broke his UMES Collegiate Golf Challenge 2018 school record when he shot a 69 in the second round before shooting a 69 in the third round, while he shot a school record of 6 under 210 for the tournament there. three years.

“He’s a very good player who plays under control,” said Watkins. He is always prepared and sticks to his plan of attack. He works very hard on his game, but he knows how to have fun while working. It’s a good mix for a good player. ”

The Aggies were 11th in the tournament with a 26-over 878. Elon won the tournament with a 31-under 821. Appalachian State was second with 22-under 830, followed by Longwood (9-under, 843), Radford ( 9- minus, 843) and Elon’s B team (5 minus, 847).

The day started on the 10th par 4 for 398 yards for Gonzalez. He shot a new back without a bogey. He closed his first nine holes with a birdie on the par 5, 17th by 506 yards to go to 3 under.

He went to 4 under with a birdie on the par-4 of 424-yard No. 1 before going 5-under-3, 178-yard No. 4. Gonzalez then hit the par-5 of 534 yards. par-6 for the third patented eagled in school history.

After Gonzalez’s eagle, he was 10 cents for the tournament and was in contention for the individual tournament title. But, unfortunately, he missed the seventh and eighth holes before shooting the par on the par 4, 382 yards, ninth to end the tournament.

Dougie Ergood of the University of North Carolina, Jake Lane of App State and Pedro Rabadan of Elon tied three for first place at 10 under 203.

Former NBA star JR Smith (FR, Millstone Township, NJ) finished his first collegiate tournament with a 27-over 240. He finished with an 8-over 79 in the third round. Smith made 11 pars on his card on Tuesday but didn’t register a birdie.

Xavier williams (SR, Boling Springs, NC) finished tied for 40th. Williams had a great third round shooting an Under 3 69. This helped him move up 11 places from Monday. He started on the 10th, and he had three birdies in the back nine and three birdies in the front.

Diego Sanchez (SR, San Luis Potosi City, Mexico) finished tied for 66th at 12 of 225. Martin Gutierrez (SO, Madrid, Spain) finished at 24 of 237.

The Aggies are back in action October 23-24 for the UNCG Grandover Collegiate hosted by UNC Greensboro at the Grandover Resort & Conference Center.


Students hear the actors of community difference

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About 150 high school students around Odessa learned about the backgrounds of community figures on Tuesday as part of Leer es Saber, or Reading is Knowing.

Organized by Hispanic Heritage of Odessa and the League of United Latin American Citizens, the program took place at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and was billed as a Columbus Day reading program.

The event included presentations from Odessa Police Chief Mike Gerke, Fire Marshal Michelle Cervantes, Odessa High School Principal Mauricio Marquez and Marisol Chriesman, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations and Manager of Endowment Compliance at the University of Texas Permian Basin.

The theme was AHORA, the immediate response to stroke victims.

Each dignitary described the journey that led them to this point.

Gerke grew up in Pecos on a family farm picking cantaloupe and cutting cotton. He planned to go to the University of Texas at Austin to major in chemistry. But between high school and college, he went to a party where his best friend was shot and killed. When he was 17, Gerke said he was a porter at his best friend’s funeral.

“… It wakes you up, so even when I was at UT I didn’t feel well. So I came home, I did a little work on the family farm, and at one point I said, you know what, law enforcement is where I need to be. And our theory of law enforcement and the Odessa Police Department is that there are bad people in this world. I think we saw it on August 31, 2019, when there was an active shooter. There were some mean people, but overall most of the people in this community are great people, ”said Gerke.

“So in law enforcement we say we have to focus on these really bad people and everyone else, you just make their life better…” he added.

Gerke asked the students to think about what they can do to make their community, their families and this world a better place.

Fire Marshal Michelle Cervantes was born in Alpine and raised in Andrews.

Cervantes focused his speech on the young women in the room.

She noted that it’s not easy to come in and move forward, but that changes dramatically as you see more women in positions of power.

She urged them to do what they want, to set goals, to make sure they finish school and not to give up.

“Because, again, it’s not easy for women. You probably have to work a little harder, but the rewards are great, ”Cervantes said.

Galindo said he was born in Odessa, but lived in Mexico for a few years. He said he had experienced the culture which helped him in his career as a law enforcement officer as he is fluent in Spanish.

“… But one thing I want to tell you is that you have to find something that you like.” When I was your age, when I was in high school, I didn’t know what I wanted to do either, ”said Galindo.

He added that he was blessed because he had an uncle who worked for federal law enforcement. He was able to take a tour of his uncle and realized that it was something that interested him.

“So I signed up for the academy and did what I had to do, and now, like I said, I’ve been here for 25 years. I like what I do. Every day is something new, something different. I like working with the community. Like I said, I love what I do, so my best advice is to find something that you enjoy doing and work your career around it, ”said Galindo.

Marquez grew up in Monahans. His parents came from Mexico to Texas and his father died when Marquez was 6, leaving his mother to raise Marquez and his three brothers.

” I was 6 ; my little brother was 8 years old; my older brother was 10 years old. Most people would say I grew up poor. We didn’t have much. But the truth is, I won the lottery on the day I was born… because I was born to a woman named Rosa Marquez, ”Marquez said.

He added that although they did not have the financial means, they had what they needed. He pointed out that there is a difference between what we want and what we need.

“And my mom always made sure we had everything we needed, what we called family. When I came home every day, and my brothers came home, there was always food on the table. Even though she couldn’t help us with our work because she didn’t speak English, ”she made them do their job, Marquez said.

He added that his mother knew that education would one day change the trajectory of their lives.

“When I was around your age I knew what I was going to do because I had an amazing mother who helped me along my journey. And then I had amazing teachers, coaches (and) directors who helped me along my journey. Like my head basketball coach. I just told you that I lost my father when I was 6 years old. My head basketball coach has become a father figure. Because I was pretty good, I was a team captain and sometimes I thought I was too good to train and he put me back in place, ”Marquez said.

He thanked his trainer for doing this and his teachers for helping him through the process.

Chriesman is also from Monahans. His parents came to the United States separately from Mexico.

“They met later in life in Monahans. They did not meet; they came with their family or their cousins, ”she said.

“I don’t know how many of you can relate to that. It’s a tough, tough life when you’re the first generation born here in the United States. We are stuck between two worlds. We’re stuck with our Mexican family, and I say Mexican because at the time my family came here, they were still Mexican. They were not Americanized. They have not been assimilated. They were there for a better life. And for that, I thank them. I wasn’t American either, because… the other students in my class called me Mexican. They would say there is the Mexican kid. Then they used the pejorative term because Spanish was my only language. I didn’t know English when I started school, so I was in these ESL classes. So I go back to look at my photos. I was with all my Mexican children. They came around the same time as their parents. And that’s what I was known for. I had planned my fate for me. All my parents could ask of me was (to have) at least a high school diploma. But after that, you’re gonna get married, you’re gonna stay home, and you’re gonna have babies. This is how I was brought up. They didn’t because they didn’t want the best for me. That’s all they knew, ”Chriesman said.

His parents did not push education; they pushed the work. She started working at the age of 13 in Monahans.

“It was difficult for me to participate in extracurricular activities because I needed to work, not pay bills,” Chriesman said.

She thanked her parents for this.

“They never took any of my pay for the bills. But they said if you want to play volleyball, if you want to be in the theater, if you want to go to the ball, if you want nice clothes at the start of the year, it’s up to you. It’ll really motivate you to be successful when you’re older because I wanted nice clothes, I wanted to play volleyball, I wanted to go to the ball. And they couldn’t afford it for me. My father worked in the oil field. The oil field of then is not what it is today. He didn’t make that kind of money, ”Chriesman said.

Her mother was a cook at Chriesman’s.

His family didn’t have a lot of money, but like Marquez’s family, they didn’t know they were poor and they had what they needed.

A teacher took Chriesman under his wing in his gifted and talented fourth-grade class and told Chriesman to push himself through.

All she wanted was to go to college, although she wasn’t sure what it was.

“I am the first person in my family on both sides of the family to have a bachelor’s degree. It’s in communication. My goal was to be a news anchor and I quickly realized that I didn’t want to get up at 2:30 am… ”she said.

She also said she was going to leave West Texas and never come back.

“Here we are. It’s that magnet, and you know what, it’s the best decision I’ve ever made in my life. I’ve had the most career opportunities here. I’ve worked in the not-for-profit sector I have worked with men and women with Chief Gerke’s office working on child abuse cases here in Ector County I have testified in court for these children. I stand up for kids and teens because I didn’t have anyone to do it for me. So if you want to go to college, I’ll make sure I find a way to get you there. I’m also the first one. from my family to have a master’s degree, a master’s degree in public administration, “said Chriesman.

She graduated at age 38 because she could not afford to pursue higher education after college.

“It was small steps to get to where I am now and I still have goals for myself,” she said.

She is now married and has 9 year old twins.

“If you go to school, get a trade, get a certification, you don’t just change your life, you change the lives of your children and the lives of your family,” she said.

Odessa High School sophomores Mia Madrid and Valerie Herrera, both 15, said the speakers on Tuesday were inspiring, especially Chriesman.

“They inspired me to work harder than usual, especially… the lady from UTPB really inspired…”, said Madrid.

OHS AVID Director Naomi Fuentes said it was extremely important for students to see successful people in the community.

“They need to see people like them in these positions,” so they know it’s achievable, Fuentes said.

She noted that it was also important that it doesn’t matter where you are from.

“You are not your situation. Your choices are what guides your life, not where you were born. I loved this post today, ”said Fuentes.


Envoy hails close ties with Qatar during Spanish National Day celebrations


The Spanish Embassy in Doha highlighted the exceptional relations between Qatar and Spain in various areas of cooperation on the occasion of Spain’s National Day on Tuesday.
“Bilateral relations between Qatar and Spain remain excellent and inspired by the strong affection between the two royal families,” Spanish Ambassador Belen Alfaro said in a statement.
Citing the two ministerial visits to Spain this year, she noted that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, José Manuel Albares, had met His Highness Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, and HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, September 14.
The envoy added that His Highness the Amir also met with Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez “to express his solidarity with the Kingdom of Spain after the eruption of the volcano in La Palma and to discuss bilateral, regional developments and international ”.
Alfaro underlined the importance of Spain’s historical ties with the Arab world, especially in the fields of education and cultural cooperation, due to the Arab heritage and the legacy of Al-Andalus .
She said that Qatar and Spain signed an agreement this year to further strengthen their cultural cooperation, leading to the launch of the exhibition “The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue”, a project of the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum. , at the Alhambra in Granada, after being displayed in Madrid.
“In education, learning the Spanish language is on the rise in Qatar. The Spanish language accounts for 8% of Arabic words in the history of Al-Andalus. It is the second most spoken language in the world as a mother tongue, the official language of 21 countries.
“It is the second most used language in international communication and the second most used language in social media, on Facebook and Twitter,” noted Alfaro.
She added that the International Spanish School in Doha – SEK, University of Qatar and Hamad Bin Khalifa University, offers a wide range of courses for adults and children, while many private schools in Doha also offer courses in Spanish in their program.
Alfaro stressed that the two countries also share a passion for sport, especially football, by signing a memorandum of understanding on youth and sports which aims to further strengthen their collaboration in this area this year.
On hosting the first carbon-neutral FIFA World Cup next year, she expressed confidence that the tournament “will be a great success not only for the country but for the region”.
“Spain contributes to improving the sports culture in Qatar in several ways: through Aspire Academy and Aspetar, where highly qualified Spanish professionals work, with the best Spanish players in the Qatari teams.
“Many Spanish companies have also contributed to the development of infrastructure projects designed to serve the World Cup, such as the metro, airport, roads, etc. Two of the eight stadiums for the Qatar 2022 World Cup were designed by the Spanish architectural firm. Fenwick Iribarren Architects: Education City Stadium and Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, ”said Alfaro.
In the commercial and economic sector, she said that the bilateral relations of the two countries are strengthened by economic cooperation in various fields such as construction, architecture, food and beverage, facility management, construction services. consulting, the health sector, fashion retail, energy and water sector, sport, information and technology, among others.
“The performance of Spanish companies in Qatar is strong and sustainable with around 200 companies wishing to stay in Qatar and become reliable partners for local businesses,” Alfaro added.
Bilateral trade between Qatar and Spain stood at around 1.3 billion euros in 2019 after years of steady growth and in 2020 it fell by around 43% due to the Covid pandemic- 19, according to Alfaro. She expressed optimism that her traditional upward trend will continue once the economic recovery emerges.
“Spain is a country that depends on foreign energy supply and Qatar is one of our main gas suppliers. In contrast, Spanish exports to Qatar are well diversified; the main items of our exports are machinery, mechanical appliances, clothing, electrical and electronic appliances, as well as equipment and furniture, ”she said.
In the area of ​​direct investment, the envoy said that Qatar’s capital investment stock has grown steadily in recent years and the Qatar Investment Authority has made significant investments in Spain.
“By way of illustration, QIA holds stakes as relevant as that of Iberdrola, with an 8.6% share of its capital. We can also find stakes in Colonial, Marina Port in Tarragona, W Hotel in Barcelona, ​​Intercontinental Hotel in Madrid or even a small part of Banco Santander in Brazil, among others.
“Spain is an attractive destination for investments because it is the natural gateway to Europe, the Mediterranean and Latin America. Spain is the first European investor in Latin America and the second in the world after the United States. These links with the Latin world offer Qatar a trusted partner to open the door to new investments in the markets.
“Our companies in the field of telecommunications, financial and insurance sectors, energy, tourism or infrastructure are well known, which makes our companies attractive for cooperation in the world,” Alfaro said.
She noted that the Spanish Secretary of State for Commerce awarded his businessmen in Doha the official title of Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Qatar in February 2019 as official recognition for the important work that Spanish companies do. perform in the country.
In tourism, she noted that Spain remains the second destination for international visitors, seeking to recover and increase pre-pandemic figures.
Alfaro cited strong enthusiasm from Qatari tourists to return to Spain, saying many of them have traveled to his country in the first two months since the borders reopened in July.
“Spain will once again become an attractive destination for natural parks and beautiful beaches. Our country is the third in terms of natural areas declared biosphere reserves and it shelters the coast with most of the Blue Flag beaches of the whole northern hemisphere. As mentioned earlier, the Arab heritage of cities such as Seville, Granada or Cordoba makes it a favorite place to visit, ”she said.
“I am confident that our two countries will continue to work closely together to further develop our bilateral relations to an even higher level, under the leadership of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani,” she said. underline.


Main events this week in Mallorca


Rauw Alejandro arrives in Palma

In May of this year, ‘Todo de ti’ peaked at No. 2 on Spotify Top Songs Global. The artist was Raúl Alejandro Ocasio Ruiz, better known as Rauw Alejandro, who had ambitions to become a professional footballer before injury interrupted a promising career at the age of 20.

He moved from his native Puerto Rico to Florida, now intending to pursue a career in music. He signed a music contract in 2017 and was part of a Sony Music Latin 2018 project to find new talent. It was to give him a chance. The first single he released as lead artist, ‘Todo’ in December 2017, was remixed and re-released in May 2018 and went platinum on the RIAA’s Latin roster, Recording Industry Association of America.

His first album, ‘Afrodisíaco‘, was released in November of last year. Meanwhile, ‘Todo de ti’ has so far recorded nearly 374 million views on YouTube, having premiered on May 20 of this year.

Coming from what is defined as a new generation of Puerto Rican urban singers, he falls into the rap and reggaeton categories. His concert in Palma concludes the New Stage series at Son Moix stadium.

Tuesday, 6 p.m., Son Moix Stadium (Visit Mallorca Estadi), Camí Vileta, Palma.

Havana D’Primera!

Timba is a Cuban musical genre that has its roots in the late 19th century “Cubano sound” and in salsa. Afro-Cuban folk music has since combined with funk and R&B to create timba, which is more dynamic and aggressive than salsa.

Rhythm is everything and one of the biggest names in timba is trumpeter, singer and songwriter Alexander Abreu.

Originally from Cienfuegos in Cuba, he graduated from the National Art Schools of Havana. Trumpet teacher, he was professor of Cuban music at the Conservatory of Rhythmic Music in Copenhagen. After spending twenty years teaching music, he formed his own group in 2007 – Havana D’Primera. Essentially a collective of the best Cuban musicians, Havana D’Primera has won numerous awards and been nominated for the Latin Grammys, and the group, led by Alexander Abreu, is in Palma this week.

Friday, 9 p.m., Trui Theater, Camí Son Rapinya 29, Palma.

The Gatzara Quartet

The guembri, or sintir, is a three-string, plucked-string bass lute that has its origins in the Gnawa people of Morocco. Walid Mahmoud plays the guembri. He is also a singer and member of the Gatzara Quartet with Gora Casado (bass), Feliciano Gz (sax and flute) and Xavi Barbot (drums). Gnawa music has its own origins which extend beyond Morocco and Mali and other countries in West Africa. He was taken to Morocco by slaves, who had their musical heritage and beliefs.

These were incorporated into trance ceremonies to heal the sick and heal the soul. The Gatsara Quartet includes all this tradition in an African musical heritage which crossed the Atlantic and which would give birth to jazz then funk and groove.

The group takes wind melodies from various parts of the world to create a truly original Afrojazz sound complemented by lyrics that draw inspiration from ancestral Arabic languages.

Friday, 8 p.m., Teatre Mar i Terra, C. Sant Magí 89, Palma.

Ode to time

In the world of Spanish dance and choreography, they do not exceed Maria Pagés. She is one of the most renowned flamenco artists of all and her awards include the Golden Merit of Fine Arts of Spain, an honor she shares with Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró and Pedro Almodóvar.

While still performing around the world, in 1990 – at age 27 – she founded her own dance company. The last show of this company is ‘Una oda al tiempo’. Ode to Time is described as being an allegory of the times we live in, combining the possibilities of happiness and utopia with the fear of terrorism and the attack on democracy. It’s a dance performance that asks questions about what’s going on in the world today.

Friday, 9 p.m., Auditorium de Palma, Paseo Marítimo 18, Palma.

Aspanob Festival: Pitingo

Antonio Manuel Álvarez Vélez is better known as Pitingo, a word that comes from Caló, a language of the Spanish and Portuguese Romani. It is not an entirely laudatory word. Translation may mean a show, but Pitingo has a lot to brag about. Among other things, he invented a genre of song – the ‘soulería’, the adaptation of soul to the bulería of flamenco.

While working at Madrid Airport as a porter, he got to know some of the biggest names in flamenco at a bar in the city. They included guitarist Pepe Habichuela and singer Enrique Morente, both of whom were instrumental in releasing his debut album in 2006 – titled “Pitingo con Habichuelas”. The success of it was followed by ‘Soulería’ in 2008, there had been a show of this name in Madrid.

A gold record for his version of ‘Killing Me Softly’ came out of this album, and his path to true stardom was assured.

Over the years, his fame has led him to serve on juries for Spanish TV shows, and he remains at the forefront of the Spanish music scene. He is in Palma on Saturday for the second concert of four for the Aspanob Festival, a benefit for parents of children with cancer in the Balearic Islands.

Saturday, 9 p.m., Palace of Congresses, Palma

Susanne Herzog

Susanne Herzog is from Naumburg, in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt, a small town that has a cathedral listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is in the classical traditions of this city that the young Susanne learns to play the violin at the age of five.

She studied at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar before settling in Leipzig and then in Vienna, where she was supervised by Professor Gerhard Hetzel. While in Leipzig she performed with the Gewandhaus Orchestra and has been a member of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra since 1989.

For the third concert of this year’s Puerto Soller Classical Music Festival, Susanne Herzog is accompanied by violist Gernot Adrion. Soloist of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra since 1996, he won numerous awards in his youth before becoming a professor at the orchestra academy.

The third member of the chamber trio is the festival’s pianist and artistic director, Alexander Malter. Their program includes works by Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert.

Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Parish Church of Sant Ramon, Puerto Soller.


Sustainable Development Workshop 2021 – Announcements

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The first edition of the Norman Foster Foundation Sustainability Workshop will take place from October 18 to 22, 2021 with the support of the Rolex Institute.

“Most scientists agree that the dramatically accelerated pace of climate change requires that we design not only carbon neutral environments, but carbon negative environments,” says the workshop mentor, Vishaan Chakrabarti. As he puts it, “It is increasingly clear that much more aggressive measures will be needed to prevent the average temperature of the planet from rising by less than two degrees centigrade, the point beyond which all species of the planet will be at extreme risk.

“This workshop will attempt to meet these formidable challenges using the methodology devised by two designers well ahead of their time, Charles and Ray Eames, who taught us to think in the ‘powers of 10’. By bringing together leading experts from around the world in the fields of water, energy, materials science, robotics, the arts, architecture and urban planning, we have the intention to cross this scalar exploration with disciplinary expertise to seek answers around carbon negative colonies.

The Norman Foster Foundation’s 2021 Sustainability Workshop will include seminars, lectures, private lessons and architectural tours. The workshop will consist of a five-day event led by Vishaan Chakrabarti, William W. Wurster Dean of the College of Environmental Design at the University of California at Berkeley and Founder and Creative Director of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU).

The academic body of the workshop covers a wide range of practitioners who work in different fields related to sustainability. This year’s academic body includes: Jan Boelen, Artistic Director, Atelier LUMA, Arles, France; Frédérick Bordry, Former Director and Accelerators and Technology, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Meyrin, Switzerland; Marcos Cruz, Program Director, MArch / MSc in Bio-Integrated Design (Bio-ID), The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London (UCL), London, United Kingdom; Jacqueline Glass, Associate Dean of Research, The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London (UCL), London, UK; Guillaume Habert, Chair of sustainable construction, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zürich), Zürich, Switzerland; Kieren Jones, director, MA Material Futures, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (UAL), London, UK; Christoph Lindner, Dean, Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London (UCL), London, UK; Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Gil Penalosa, Founder and President, 8 80 Cities, Toronto, Canada.

After reviewing applications submitted by hundreds of applicants from around the world, the Selection Committee awarded ten scholarships to students from the following universities and institutions: University of Innsbruck, Austria; University of Cambridge, UK; National School of Architecture (ENSA), France; University of Ferrara, Italy; Harvard University, United States; Politecnico di Torino, Italy; University of Kassel, Germany; Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States.

Public debates
Date and time: October 19, 2021
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Fundación Francisco Giner de los Ríos
Paseo del General Martínez Campos 14
28010, Madrid, Spain

With the participation of Vishaan Chakrabarti, Christoph Lindner, Frédérick Brodry, Jacqueline Glass, Guillaume Habert and Gil Penalosa, as good as Tim stonor as chairman of the debates.

If you would like to attend the above public debates, please register via Eventbrite.

Richard A. Kendall, 87, of Hannawa Falls

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Richard A. Kendall, 87, of Hannawa Falls, died on September 12, 2021 in the Philippines.(Source: Funeral home)

HANNAWA FALLS, New York (WWNY) – Richard A. Kendall, 87, of Hannawa Falls, died on September 12, 2021 in the Philippines.

Richard was born on March 27, 1934 in Potsdam as the eldest of five sons of Harold M. and Nordica P. Kendall. He attended Potsdam schools and graduated from Potsdam High School with the class of 1952. He was president of that class for his last three years of high school. He attended MIT and then spent three years in the US Army with the Army Security Agency. He then returned to Potsdam to work with his father in the Kendall-Lamar Corporation. This company was founded in Potsdam by his grandfather, Ira H. Kendall and built reception hall equipment for dairy products. On July 6, 1962, he and Carol J. Major were married in the First Presbyterian Church in Potsdam, Reverend Varre A. Cummins officiating. They were married for 45 years and made their home in Hannawa Falls.

Richard graduated from the State University of New York at Potsdam in secondary education and became a professor of physics and mathematics at Potsdam High School. He moved from Potsdam for a brief period due to the special needs of his family and it was during this time that he taught physics in North Tonawanda, NY and Lancaster, NY. He received his MA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and did research in the Department of Biophysics at the University of Buffalo and at the Roswell-Park Memorial Cancer Institute in Buffalo. He returned to Potsdam and resumed teaching at Potsdam High School in 1972 and retired from teaching in 1999.

Richard devoted his life to his family and his teaching and upon retirement he took advantage of his hobby for woodworking and travel.

Richard is survived by: his son, Alan H. Kendall and his wife, Hilda; two granddaughters, Erica C. Drake and her husband, Daniel, and Anne M. LaRue and her husband, Levi; one grandson, Bryan T. Snow Jr .; three great-grandchildren, Nordica D. Drake, Alexis Snow and Kynsleigh Snow; and his brothers David P. Kendall, John L. Kendall and Robert L Kendall.

He was predeceased by: his wife, Carol; his daughter, Diane L. Kendall-Deshane; and a brother Thomas M. Kendall.

Friends and family are invited to call on Friday, October 15, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Donaldson-Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam. The funeral will be on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 10 a.m. at the Donaldson-Seymour Funeral Home. After the services there will be a burial in the cemetery of Madrid.

If friends wish, memorial contributions can be made in their memory at Hospice and Palliative Care of the St Lawrence Valley, 6805 US Highway 11, Potsdam, NY 13676.

Arrangements are with Donaldson-Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam, where memories and condolences can be shared at www.donaldsonseymour.com.

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Vinicius Jr inspired by Marcus Rashford as Real Madrid star charts new course

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Manchester United striker and England international Marcus Rashford is celebrated in the UK for his campaign work and he inspired Real Madrid striker Vinicius Jr to promote education in Brazil

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Real Madrid striker Vinicius Junior has revealed he was inspired by Marcus Rashford as he launched a new project to improve social mobility in Brazil.

The 21-year-old wants to make his country of origin more egalitarian and through Instituto Vini Jr, the Base application has been designed to help young children from disadvantaged backgrounds have better access to education.

University education in Brazil is free, but wealthier parents tend to send their children to private fee-paying schools, which many argue results in a societal imbalance in access to education.

Vinicius – whose former school in Rio de Janeiro launched the app – now wants more Brazilian children to learn through football.







Real Madrid striker Vinicius Jr wants to improve education in Brazil



The Real Madrid star has now admitted he was inspired by the actions of Manchester United striker and England international Rashford.

The Manchester-born striker has established himself as one of the UK’s leading anti-racism, homelessness and child hunger activists.

Rashford – who was brought up in modest circumstances – used his platform to campaign for a number of societal issues with his campaign against food poverty and the promotion of free school meals, the most important of them.

Speaking of his inspiration for his Brazilian project, Vinicius said in an interview with The Guardian: “I just thought I could do more and I’m doing more.








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“We have a lot of examples of athletes doing this. I was inspired by what LeBron James, Lewis Hamilton and Marcus Rashford are doing.

“So I started doing something for my neighborhood first, but who knows if it can grow across Brazil.”

Vinicius is the sole investor in Instituto Vini Jr, on which he has spent around £ 275,000 of his own money.

He described that the app “will unite football and education” to make learning “more fun” for children and encourage them to continue their education.

The Brazilian insisted that he was focusing on closing the “great educational gap” that existed between the rich and the poor within his country, with the fundamental belief of making education widely accessible to all.








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“They use the app while they are at school. There are a lot of exercises and levels that they have to answer correctly to be successful, ”he added.

“We also do face-to-face activities with the students, always using sport as a backdrop for math and Portuguese, for example.

“But they are learning more about social issues around the world, such as how we need to treat the environment better and treat people equally.”

The 21-year-old Vinicius is in the best scoring form of his career with five goals in his first 10 appearances for Real Madrid this season – one off his best-scoring goal of the previous season.

Vinicius moved from Flamengo to the Spanish capital in 2018, when he turned 18 e anniversary, and scored 20 goals in 128 first-team appearances.

The striker has also cemented his place in the Brazilian national team this year.


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The Foundation’s second clinic in Bali

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The Real Madrid Foundation held a clinic in Bali (Indonesia) for the second year, in collaboration with promoter Perfect Wave, over five days at the FINNS Recreation Club. With the support of the Priscila De Gustin Foundation, alongside the Bali Streets Mums and Down Up Club associations, around ten children with low economic resources or with disabilities have benefited from scholarships to live this experience of football and values.

Thirty children aged 6 to 14 followed this football and values ​​training program carried out in a secure environment, thanks to the medical team of Blue Care Medical, who guaranteed their safety with temperature readings. daily before entering the playing area. Players, coaches and assistants also underwent a PCR test with their medical team before the start of the clinic.

Inclusive sport
This clinic had an important social element in which everyone could have an inclusive sport experience with children at risk of social exclusion due to their socio-economic status or different abilities. Airtok Hand Sanitizer, Soma Club, Priscila De Gustin Foundation, BlueCare Medical, Medyola Systems, AON Foundation and Rutas Indonesia were all official sponsors collaborating with the clinic.

Man arrested for allegedly stealing catalytic converters reflects crime that peaked 600% in Utah – St George News

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ST. GEORGE – A LaVerkin man is in custody and faces several charges filed in several independent investigations, including a case of theft of several catalytic converters – a specific crime that has increased by more than 600% statewide over the course of the last two years.

Stock image for illustrative purposes only of a landfill | Photo by Flickr, St. George News

The theft investigation began on August 24 when officers were dispatched to a demolition site in St. St. George to follow up on a report involving nine catalytic converters stolen from the facility. A number of converters were still operational and had to be sold.

Officers traveled to the Purgatory Correctional Facility to speak to inmate suspected of the thefts, Frank Nathan Madrid, 39, who was still in custody after his arrest the day before during a traffic check in which officers allegedly found narcotics and accessories in the vehicle.

While speaking to officers, the suspect said he took the nine converters from the demolition site, and from there took them to Las Vegas where he sold them to a number of recycling facilities during of several days.

According to the report, each catalytic converter was worth up to $ 800.

The suspect was charged with third degree felony theft on Friday and made a first appearance in 5e district court later the same day.

One of the cases the suspect was being held on was filed following an investigation into a report received on August 8 of a theft reported by a hardware store on North State Street in Hurricane.

Surveillance footage showed a man who appeared to be wearing a black wig, hat and sunglasses entering the store where he took a pair of mechanic’s gloves and put them in his pocket.

Over 125 Catalytic Converters Recovered During “Operation Urban Mining” by Task Force Deployed by Utah Attorney General’s Office in Salt Lake City, photo date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Utah Attorney General, St. George News

From there, the suspect took two rolls of coiled copper wire and removed the wrapping which was put back on the shelf. The suspect then put the rolls in a backpack and left the store.

According to the report, the officer noted that he recognized the man in surveillance footage as Madrid, who allegedly donned the same black wig and black Puma sneakers he had been seen in recently, and reportedly entered a dump that was closed at the time.

The agent had already met the suspect on several occasions, and the report also said that Madrid had been charged with trespassing at a grocery store in the area following another retail theft reported months before, and a History revealed a number of theft cases and convictions, including one conviction for theft of a firearm.

The suspect was questioned at the jail on September 23, when he allegedly admitted to taking the items from the Hurricane store. He was then charged with retail theft and trespassing, the report says, and was also on probation when the alleged crimes took place.

Urban mining and the dramatic increase in catalytic converter theft

The continued rise in the number of catalytic converter thefts caught the attention of the Utah Attorney General’s Office when it announced in June the launch of “Operation Urban Mining,” a massive joint effort to fight against this type of theft which can take less than two minutes.

While the theft of catalytic converters from vehicles is a growing problem nationwide, there has been a 600% increase in the number of stolen converters over the past two years in Utah alone, according to the office of the G.

The theft of these devices has also been covered by St. George News three times this year, including an April report describing the increase in the number of reports of theft of catalytic converters in Mesquite Nevada. A February article described an arrest involving the theft of two catalytic converters taken from Cedar City, as well as a report released in January after University of Southern Utah police released a statement implicating two suspected people for stealing five converters.

These converters are stolen for their precious metals, including palladium, rhodium, platinum, titanium, and other materials – and can be sold for up to $ 400 per converter. With the price of palladium at over $ 2,700 an ounce and rhodium listed at $ 20,250 an ounce, according to Metalary, it’s no wonder thieves prefer these expensive items that can be sold in many outlets. recycling.

Over 125 Catalytic Converters Recovered During “Operation Urban Mining” by Task Force Deployed by Utah Attorney General’s Office in Salt Lake City, photo date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Utah Attorney General, St. George News

Thefts are carried out by thieves who crawl under vehicles in parking lots, parking garages and residential driveways and use hacksaws to remove the device – which also happens to be a crucial part of the emission system. ‘a vehicle and is expensive to replace.

On average, each converter costs up to $ 1,800, and some up to $ 3,000, and without it the vehicle is rendered useless.

During the operation, investigators discovered many legitimate dealers of scrap metal and recyclables who were not following Utah laws or best practices. The task force also discovered that many illegal transactions of catalytic converters were taking place in the parking lots of department stores and linear shopping malls.

The multi-jurisdictional undercover operation included undercover law enforcement officers, scrap metal dealers and recyclers, and thieves attempting to sell stolen converters online. So far, the operation has resulted in three arrests, six felony warnings, 13 criminal offenses and the same number of dealer audits. In addition, 124 catalytic converters were also seized as evidence.

Madrid are due to appear in 5th District Court on Thursday and are being held on $ 5,000 bail. He has remained in detention since his arrest on September 23.

Ed. Note: A new Utah law generally prohibits posting of arrest reservation photos until a conviction is obtained.

This report is based on statements from court records, the police or other stakeholders and may not contain all of the findings. Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty by a court or as otherwise decided by a trier of fact.

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Old wounds exposed as Spain finally brings up the bodies of Franco’s victims | Spain

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Tpile of wheel by pile of trowel, brushstroke by brushstroke, a skull rises from a pillow of ocher earth. His empty eye sockets gaze up at the October sky and his jaw is gaping, as if he’s still screaming, searching for air, or remembering what happened on the other side of that ravaged graveyard wall. bullets a year after the end of the Spanish Civil War.

Between March 16 and May 3, 1940, 26 Republican soldiers, workers, communists and trade unionists were summarily tried and shot dead in the central Spanish city of Guadalajara.

Their bodies were thrown into a four-meter deep pit in the corner of the local cemetery reserved for suicides, unbaptized, unconfessed and hopelessly wicked. The area was cordoned off during the Franco dictatorship, leaving the men’s relatives to pay homage to them by throwing bouquets of flowers on the wall.

Today, however, the bodies of Mass Grave No. 4 at Guadalajara Municipal Cemetery are being reared for decent reburial – and are emerging in a country still bitterly divided over how to deal with the toxic legacy of civil war and four decades. dictatorship that followed.

This week, Congress will debate the Socialist Government’s “Democratic Memory” Bill, which is based on landmark 2007 legislation, and which aims to “settle the debt of the Spanish democracy to its past”.

Its 65 articles include a census and a national DNA bank to help locate and identify the remains of tens of thousands who still lie in anonymous graves, a ban on groups that glorify the Franco regime, and a “redefinition” of the Valley. of the Fallen, the imposing mausoleum outside Madrid where the dictator remained for 44 years until his exhumation in 2019.

Volunteers from the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory discovered human remains in an unmarked grave at the municipal cemetery in Guadalajara last week. Photography: Denis Doyle / L’Observateur

The government says the bill will help “encourage a shared discussion based on the defense of peace, pluralism and the expansion of human rights and constitutional freedoms.” Some, however, are not in the mood to speak. Or listen.

The Spanish conservative Popular Party (PP) – descendant of a political alliance founded by former Franco ministers – has long opposed attempts to probe the past, arguing that it respects the pact of oblivion which allowed the return of Spain to democracy.

PP Mariano Rajoy, who was Prime Minister from 2011 to 2018, boasted of having reduced Spain’s historical memory budget to zero after his administration inherited the 2007 law. Last Sunday, Pablo Casado, who succeeded Rajoy at the head of the PP, showed up in an arena in Valencia and promised to repeal the new legislation, saying it was only used to “unearth grudges”.

Fernando Martínez, a historian who was appointed Secretary of State for Democratic Memory last year, has little time for such complaints. Speaking to Observer as a team of forensic experts prepare to enter the Valley of the Dead to begin searching for the bodies of 77 of the thousands whose remains were buried there alongside Franco without their families’ consent, Martínez says the proposed new law is both timely and overdue.

“There’s a fundamental point here, is that this stuff says a lot about a democracy,” he says.

“And, of course, this country has to live up to its western European neighbors who have already resolved these issues. All of this – recovering the bodies and redefining the valley – strengthens democracy. You could say that everything is a bit late, but it has to be done.

People give the fascist salute in the Valley of the Dead, near Madrid, in July 2018, to protest against the plan to remove Franco's remains from the mausoleum.
People give the fascist salute in the Valley of the Dead, near Madrid, in July 2018, to protest against the plan to remove Franco’s remains from the mausoleum. Photograph: Javier Soriano / Getty Images

The Valley of the Dead, with its 150-meter cross, has long acted as a symbol for those who deplore the end of Francoism and its creed of national Catholicism.

It is precisely because of this, says Martínez, that the site must be transformed into a place of solemn memory where visitors can come to discover all that the mausoleum was supposed to celebrate and symbolize.

“It is the best antidote to the totalitarian epidemics that are happening right now. It’s like visiting a Nazi death camp – when you leave, you do so with the firm determination that these things should never happen again.

Francisco Etxeberria, a leading forensic anthropologist who has examined Cervantes remains and has been called in to establish how Salvador Allende and Pablo Neruda achieved their ends, is the man leading the recovery of the 77 bodies.

It is not for nothing that he describes the operation as a “truly exceptional challenge”, and which could last until the end of next year. Spain’s largest mass grave is replete with the remains of some 33,800 people from both the Nationalist and Republican sides, whose bones were unearthed in cemeteries across Spain and interred in the monument in a mock attempt at reconciliation.

Although 21,000 sets of remains were taken there with the knowledge and permission of the families – and those on the nationalist side were labeled with first and last names – the rest arrived in boxes showing only the number of bodies. they contained and what city they came from.

As if that weren’t enough, water seeped into the floors and walls of the mausoleum’s crypts for decades, destroying many boxes and entangling the bones.

“There are thousands of boxes in each chapel, and they are stacked from floor to ceiling, like shoe boxes,” says Etxeberria. “You have to drill through the walls – which are brick, concrete and cement – to open a hole. All you can see are the boxes. Nothing else.”

People gather in the valley of the dead.
Many Spaniards hope to recast the associations of the Valley of the Dead from a place revered by the far right to one that recognizes the crimes of the Franco era. Photograph: Pablo Blázquez Domínguez / Getty Images

While exhumations – the culmination of a torturous legal battle – are family matters, the forensic anthropologist believes they could have broader meaning and impact. “I always think things like this help broaden the conversation about human rights,” he says. “Young people are already sensitized to the values ​​of human rights; we never had that kind of human rights training and education when I was young. It shows that if things happen, there are things that can be done on behalf of those who have suffered. “

But for many families, the relief of finally seeing work begin in the valley is tempered by the time it has taken. Manuel Lapeña, whose father and uncle were killed by Franco’s forces at the start of the civil war, died last month at the age of 97. His family is sad and angry that he did not live to see the bodies recovered from the valley and buried in their hometown of Villarroya de la Sierra.

“I’ll believe everything when I see it with my own eyes,” says Purificación, Manuel’s daughter. “We’re really fed up with it, but the point is, we’re now talking about people who are really old – like my dad was. They were the last who really knew the people [who were reburied in the valley] and they disappear, one by one.

This sense of frustration is shared by Emilio Silva, president of the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory (ARMH), a human rights group that has spent two decades exhuming mass graves and advocating for justice for them. victims of Franco.

A row of graves of executed Republican prisoners made by relatives above the mass grave which is currently being excavated in Guadalajara.
Graves of executed Republican prisoners made by relatives above the mass grave being excavated in Guadalajara. Photography: Denis Doyle / L’Observateur

For Silva and many of his colleagues at the ARMH – which funds and coordinates excavations in Guadalajara – the bill does not go far enough on justice and reparations. “They draw up a census of the victims but there is no list of the executioners,” he said. “And nowhere in the pages of the bill is there any mention of the Catholic Church, which was one of the greatest instruments of repression. The law slips over things; it is designed not to disturb anyone. It is a problem. A good law of memory should upset the executioners, ”he adds.

While Silva is speaking, a man walks into the cemetery and stops to chat with an ARMH worker and to check the burial records the excavation team is using.

His name is Jesús Ropero, and until the previous night he knew little about his great uncle except what his mother could remember from his childhood.

Felipe Sanz Rueda, a “very idealistic and leftist” coalman, was taken from his prison cell and shot by the cemetery wall on April 26, 1940. He was 27 years old. His grandnephew, a retired photographer, 65, stumbled across his name in an ARMH tweet the night before and came down to find out more.

“My mother used to bring him food when he was in prison,” says Ropero. “One day she took her food as usual, but when she arrived they told her he was no longer there. That’s all they said. But everyone knew that if they said someone wasn’t there, then they were here in the graveyard.

He stands a few meters from the pit which has now abandoned two other skulls. By the end of next week, the exhumation team hopes to have recovered the remains of the 26 men whose bodies were thrown in the grave more than eight decades ago.

The idea of ​​forgetting what happened, says Ropero, is impossible. “It’s a story that needs to be told like any other, and we need to know as much as possible,” he says. “People sometimes say it’s about reopening old wounds, but I think it’s just the opposite. People feel better when they know the story and reunite with their loved ones. I think it heals the wounds.


Brighton and Hove Albion

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To celebrate Black History Month, we spoke with Maheta Molango, who told us about her remarkable journey from Albion to the Executive Director of the Professional Footballers Association.

Maheta, you might have raised your eyebrows when you took over as Managing Director of the PFA this summer. Since leaving Brighton, what has been your career path?

I returned to Spain in 2007 [Maheta had started his career with Atletico Madrid] continue my studies and obtained a law degree in political science. I then had the chance to be hired by the large law firm Baker McKenzie and I co-founded the firm’s sports practice, advising players, clubs, agents and federations. I then served as legal advisor to my first club, Atletico Madrid, which led to my appointment as CEO of Real Mallorca. All of these experiences gave me the perfect setting to take on this prestigious role within the PFA – an organization of which, of course, I was a member while in England.

In addition to your degree, you are fluent in five languages ​​and you also have the New York Bar Exam on your resume. Has education always been important to you?

I had very demanding and disciplined parents who always told me that football was not a career option. So studying was never an option, it was an obligation. It was something I had to do and even when I was playing for Brighton I was still studying, with my notes, my books, before I finished my studies in Madrid. I was at a point in my life where it just felt right to hang up my boots and once named by Baker McKenzie I had moved on to a new phase in my life. I learned very quickly that there was an opportunity to support different players in the football industry because the game was changing. It was becoming more and more international and the law firm I worked for was also global.

You negotiated Mesut Ozil’s termination agreement at Real Madrid, before his transfer to Arsenal. You have also worked on contracts such as Mario Mandzukic at Juventus, Raul Jiminez at Benfica and Antoine Griezmann’s first contract extension. Tell us more …

First of all, at no time did I act as an agent – this is very important to understand. I worked in legal representation: renewal of player contracts, negotiation of the contractual agreement, while still working hand in hand with the agent and the player. I was basically the legal support for the agent and the player, which was very, very interesting because I got to see how the agents interact with the players, getting to know the players and the clubs involved personally. I got to see how everything worked from a neutral legal standpoint instead of just being involved in the business side of the deal.


By Paul Hazlewood

Maheta Molango played for Albion from 2004 to 2007.

As you say, your next job was that of CEO of Real Mallorca. It’s a role that requires many facets, so was it particularly difficult?

It’s one thing to play football, it’s another to be legal counsel, and then there is the role of the general manager, which requires you to acquire completely different skills. Yes, I had played the game, yes I was involved in some very interesting transactions as a lawyer, but to become an effective managing director was for me a welcome return to reality as the role went far beyond the just understanding the game. You run a business, a very special business, with a number of employees. There is ticketing, marketing, sponsorship… It’s a global position, as Paul Barber will undoubtedly admit, where I supervised the entire football operation as well as the business side – a real challenge but one that would take me too seriously. liked it a lot.

Give us an example of the challenges you have encountered …

People don’t realize that the business / operational aspect doesn’t always fit perfectly with the interests of the football team. For example, when the sales team wants to organize an event on a Thursday night with a player, it is not always possible for the player to be present before a big game. Conversely, the coach may wish their team to take a private jet, which is seen as an added cost to the business side, although a huge plus for the sports side, as they will arrive fresh at their destination. It is therefore very important to have someone who can bridge the gap between the sporting side and the commercial side. Yes you are all part of the same club but the different departments have different interests.

Real Mallorca have enjoyed a period of success under your tenure, haven’t they?

When we joined the club they were in fifth place from the bottom of the second division and were really struggling, despite the fact that the squad was quite established and it was a traditional team historically. The following season we ended up being relegated, mainly due to the disastrous way the club got kicked off the pitch. We were losing money everywhere. Yet in two years, just by changing the culture on and off the pitch, we’ve won back-to-back promotions, which is the equivalent of moving from League One to Premier League here. It was spectacular and then you end up playing Real Madrid with eight players who were with you in the third division and you beat them 1-0 at home. My stay there was just a fantastic experience.

Given your success, did you really need to come back to the rain in England?

To be honest, England was an unfinished business for me. I have wonderful memories of my stay in Brighton, but my stay here as a professional was too short. I felt like I wanted to give more to the game here and so having the chance to be back in English football now is a great opportunity for me to give something back.

What do you plan to bring to your role as Managing Director of PFA?

I was a member of the PFA myself and always thought it was a great organization. The amount of good this does is spectacular and my role is to identify what works – and a lot works – but I think we can do a better job of communicating all the good things we do. We also need to be honest and criticize what we can do best, heed the criticisms that come to us and try to improve. At the end of the day, we’re here to represent our members; they’re the stars of the show and they have a voice more than ever before, but there are some things they can’t solve on their own. Online abuse, discrimination, racism, dementia, device clutter… there are a host of issues we need to work on collectively. The PFA has the ability to influence, and players now see the value of thinking collectively rather than going individually into certain battles.

What do you think of the World Cup which is played every two years?

I haven’t had a chance to see the proposals in depth, so I wouldn’t want to get an opinion based on speculation, but overall device congestion is already a problem in the game. that gamers are human beings and already play so many games. When you get to the end of a season, you want to see the best version of the players in the major finals, not the players who are shadows of themselves due to burnout. Additionally, we need to be aware that saturation coverage leads to people losing interest. The World Cup, for example, is so popular because it’s every four years; it brings an expectation, a unique and often unique opportunity for the players. We have to be very careful. We shouldn’t be changing things that were at the heart of what made us all fall in love with the game.

What memories do you have of playing for the Albion?

I couldn’t have started my career better in Brighton, my career in England. We played Reading in the league and the first ball I touched was a goal! I remember a long ball was played by Paul Reid, who remains a good friend of mine to this day, and the next moment the ball is in the back of the net. My dad was in the stands, with my future wife, and it was just a special day for me. It was also a great way to convince the fans, who have always been so supportive, so encouraging during my time at the club.


By Bennett Dean

Maheta Molango scored 12 seconds after his Albion debut.

Do you always stay in touch with the club?

Brighton is a club that will always hold a special place in my heart. It wasn’t always easy but I really enjoyed my time at the club. Whether I play well or badly, the people there have always shown immense respect. They cared about me, made me feel at home, and I always exchange messages with Derek Allen, the former club secretary, or go for coffee with Dick Knight when the opportunity arises. I will also share texts with Dean Hammond, Adam El-Abd, Charlie Oatway, Michel Kuipers, people that I respect a lot. Some 14 years have passed since I left the club, but I have kept in touch because they have all treated me so well.

The club has come a long way, hasn’t it?

It was a different club back then, playing Withdean and training in college, but having been a part of that era I can really appreciate the spectacular work of Tony Bloom and Paul Barber. Amex stadium and Lancing training ground is something to be very proud of. It should also never be taken for granted as it was not clear at the time that Brighton would play today in a beautiful Premier League stadium. I can draw parallels between the club’s progress and mine. Both are examples of resilience, of knowing what we wanted to accomplish. For me, getting the right education was integral to my progress, while in Brighton it was all about recruiting the right people, on and off the pitch. The club has the right owner, the right general manager. You also see Ben Roberts, a fantastic guy, you see Bruno, and of course you see Graham Potter. It is no coincidence that Brighton is where they are and I wish them all the best for the rest of the season and beyond.

Finally, it’s Black History Month, so who did you love growing up for?

Of Congolese origin, I admired Patrice Lumumba, who was a politician and independence leader. He was the first Prime Minister of the country after independence from Belgium. On a similar theme, Nelson Mandela is also someone I admire for the struggles he went through in his country and what he achieved later in his life. More recently, what Barack Obama has achieved in the United States is remarkable. When I studied there for a year I was lucky enough to attend an event where he was speaking and it was just spectacular. Becoming the president of the most powerful country in the world has given such a strong and powerful message, regardless of the political opinions of the people.

* This interview is taken from Albion’s day schedule against Arsenal. To purchase your program, please click here.


Moose population explodes in the hills of southern Idaho


There has been an explosion in the moose population in the South Hills. I first heard about the numbers from one of our county commissioners. Later, I had it confirmed by Terry Thompson, regional spokesperson for Idaho Fish and Game.

Moose in Lower 48 don’t need as much space as moose in Alaska.

What surprises me is that I didn’t think there would be a spike after last year’s Badger Fire. Apparently this created some conditions that moose seem to like. Moose in Lower 48 don’t need as much space as moose in Alaska. The variety is greater there. They are shy creatures. Two decades ago I lived in Vermont. Coming home from work one evening in late May, I looked up at a cliff and saw a bull surveying the valley below. As I got closer, I slowed down to see better. He rushed into the forest.

A few months later my daughter and I were driving all the way to New Hampshire and saw a cow drinking in a creek along the old Highway 2. Again, I slowed down out of caution and the moose rolled back in. brushwood.

These are not animals that you can pet. The wayward, local behemoths can be the size of a light truck.

There are about 300 to 400 moose in the hills. Ranging from bulls to cows to calves. It is very possible that if you recreate yourself in the area, you might have a meeting. Be very careful and try to walk away. They can often be seen from Deadline Ridge though, again. Don’t come near. Like all mammals, moose are particularly protective of young people.

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High School Sports: BM Shuts Down MW Girls After Rose Games Sweep | High school sports

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The Madrid-Waddington boys and girls football teams continued their unbeaten streak in a brace on a rainy Saturday morning at the Dan Rose Memorial weekend.

The MW Boys (5-1-0, 7-1-0) claimed a 7-0 victory in the NAC East over St. Lawrence Central and the Lady Jackets (7-2-0, 5-2-0) defeated Hermon-DeKalb 3-1 in a non-league game.

The MW Girls returned to NAC East action on Monday but saw their winning streak derail in a 2-0 loss to Brushton-Moira.

BM 2 – MW 0: The Panthers (5-3-1) scored two goals in the second half to reverse a loss at the start of the season against the Jackets who would meet the division chiefs at Colton-Pierrepont and Chateaugay during their next two games. Emma Russell scored in a scrum after a Panther shot rocked the crossbar in the ninth minute of the second half and Sarah Beachy controlled a blocked clear round and scored on a breakaway against the keeper by MW Alaina Armstrong (8 stops).

“We knew it would be a tough game today. We missed a few chances and never did anything in the second half, ”said MW coach Justin Richards.

“They converted two good chances in the second half.”

Natalie Palmer made 12 saves for BM.

“In our first game they got away for a few breakaways and we knew we couldn’t let that happen again. We did a good job defensively and we scored on a breakaway, ”said BM coach Bryan Phelan.

Chateaugay 3 – PH 0: One goal and two assists from Olivia Cook set off the unbeaten Bulldogs in another East Division victory. Cook assisted Kylee Peterson and Grace Jarvis.

Saturday’s double schedule was part of Dan Rose’s weekend. Each year, the Rose Family continues to support the MW College Boys and Girls programs by purchasing personalized football bags for new college players.

“The real contribution is the one they make to our school by offering scholarships to four senior recipients each year. How this family found a way to turn a tragedy in their family into an everlasting legacy to help others is monumental. They have set an example and through practice that I insist my players give back in any way they can, ”said Ryan Robinson, MW Boys Soccer coach.

“I believe the stock markets have reached or are approaching the $ 100,000 mark. The life they have touched by past recipients is truly amazing. Whenever we play games this weekend, we represent our entire community, all the former players who have played and of course the Rose Family.

The MW Boys shut out Canton 3-0 on Friday and earlier in the week the Lady Jackets beat SLC 1-0 and Parishville-Hopkinton 4-3.

MW 7 – SLC 0: The goals were scored by Matthew Robinson, Kyle Murphy, Kaden Kingston, Colby Beldock and Logan Cordova. Assists were given to Matt Robinson, Drew Harmer and Logan Cordova. Morgan made 6 saves. Their goalkeeper made 15 saves. I do not know his name.

MW 3 – Canton 0: Matthew Robinson opened the scoring in the first half on a through pass from Drew Harmer and Drew Harmer repelled a rebound on a Mathew Robinson shot for the second goal. The connection re-connected on third base as Drew Harmer took a long ball from Matthew Robinson and finished.

Jacob Morgan stopped six shots in the shutout.

“We had a great game with Canton. We haven’t played for 6 days and it really showed. The veteran players really came together and got us settled. I was really proud of Graham Hill and Matt Reed. They really had to fight against enormous pressure from Canton. They had some really good points on our defense tonight, ”said MW coach Ryan Robinson.

“Jacob Morgan was really big and strong. I think he’s the best in the league and has some really good teammates ahead of him. He’s there when we need him and he continues to improve our defense and our team every day. I have to thank Canton coach Matt Caufield he lost a few starters today and they just played hard for each other. I thought their goalie made some great saves and was active in the box, he finished with 17 saves.

MW 3 – HD 1: Hailee Blair scored twice, Grace Plumley provided two assists and Hailey Tiernan delivered a goal and an assist for the Lady Jackets (7-1-0) who opened a 3- 0. Alaina Armstrong stopped five shots in the win and Olivia Woodrow scored the only HD goal.

MW 1, St. Lawrence Central 0: Hailee Blair broke for the only goal of the game 26 minutes into the second half to lift the Lady Yellow Jackets (6-1) after a relentless effort by the Lady Larries (5-4 , 4-4).

Alaina Armstrong made 11 saves to earn the shutout while Kalissa Young made seven saves four SLC.

MW 4 – PH 3: Hailee Blair scored two goals and an assist, propelling Madrid-Waddington to a 4-3 win over upset Parishville-Hopkinton in NAC women’s soccer action on Tuesday. PH took a 2-1 lead at the half where Megan MacWilliams scored unassisted and Natalie Snell buried a penalty shot and Cassandra James made 10 of her 13 saves.

Blair prepared Lane Ruddy for a first-half goal for MW who remained at the heart of the NAC East race. MacWilliams scored his second goal of the game for PH in the second half, but the Jackets responded with two goals from Grace Plumley’s Hailee Blair and a game-winning goal from Hailey Marcellus on a Lane Ruddy cross.

Alaina Armstrong finished with seven saves for MW.

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Human Rights Campaign announces eight new board members

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Christina Hernandez, She / She / Hers, Austin

Christina Hernandez is Managing Partner of Living In Recovery – an agency that works with an underfunded population providing an inclusive environment for individuals to receive intensive outpatient chemical addiction counseling and psychoeducational programs.

Christina holds a Master of Arts in Urban Planning and Development. His passion for planning has translated into 20 years of leading corporate operations specializing in ethical corporate governance and team leadership theory. Christina has extensive experience in strategic planning, direct annual budgeting and planning processes, and forecasting the organization’s financial performance against budget, financial and operational goals. She serves as the primary liaison with legal counsel to resolve legal issues, e.g. copyright, antitrust laws, governance instruments, partnerships, licensing, etc.

Christina is a longtime activist, volunteer and financial aid of HRC and its mission. She was a member of the board of directors and the executive committee as co-chair of PACE. She has held various roles at the local level on the HRC-Austin Steering Committee: Volunteer Engagement Co-Chair, PACE Co-Chair, Dinner Co-Chair, SC Co-Chair and Zone Representative. DC as well as the Texas State Legislature seeking support for Equality Act and other laws to promote full equality for the LGBTQIA + community.

She supports, through her volunteer work and as a donor, various organizations throughout the local community, including members of Human Rights Campaign- Federal Club Council, LifeWorks- Legacy Circle Founding Members, Out Youth, Aids Services of Austin and aGliff (all genres, lifestyles, and Identity Film Festival).


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Posted: October 7, 2021 at 9 a.m. EDT|Update: 54 minutes ago

NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Color Star Technology Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: CSCW) (“Color Star” or the “Company”), an entertainment technology company with a global network focused on the application of technology and artificial intelligence (AI) in the entertainment industry. entertainment, announced today that the collaborative video, starring former Spanish national football star David Villa Sanchez, has completed filming in Madrid, Spain, and is now in post-production editing.

Cooperation between Villa David and Color Star is a manifestation of the Company’s continued development in the field of sports. Its global celebrity interactive platform, the Color Star app, cooperates not only with celebrities in entertainment, but also with those in sports. Mr Villa is the second sports star to sign a collaboration agreement with Color Star, after the basketball giant Shaquille O’neal. The video, featuring Mr. Villa, will be broadcast exclusively on the Color Star app. In this video, Mr. Villa will share his professional experience and understanding of football culture with fans around the world. In the near future, Color Star will continue to cooperate with top athletes from other sports fields, to share their professional experiences with a global audience on the Color Star application platform.

Sir. Basil Wilson, CEO of Color Star, commented: “The shooting in Spain has been completed to our satisfaction and with great success. Our collaborative video with Mr. Villa is just the start. In the future, we will have further cooperation with him. We hope that through collaborative efforts with these stars, we can help fans and viewers better understand their work and life, and get to know them on a more personal level. To that end, we hope to launch a series of live broadcasts to allow fans to better connect with their idols. “

In the near future, Color Star will launch virtual reality (VR) videos. Celebrity videos will also be launched as virtual reality, so that users can enjoy a more rewarding experience. At the same time, the company will host interactive celebrity events online and offline and offer live broadcasts through the Color Star app, allowing a wider audience to participate. Color Star believes that the launch of Mr. Villa’s exclusive video and the presence of other sports stars in the future will bring many benefits to the company, including better engagement with millions of sports fans around the world.

About Color Star Technology

Color Star Technology Co, Ltd. (Nasdaq CM: CSCW) is an entertainment and education company providing online entertainment shows and online music education services. Its business activities are conducted through its wholly owned subsidiaries Color China Entertainment Ltd. and CACM Group NY, Inc. The Company’s online education is delivered through its Color World music education and entertainment platform. More information about the Company can be found at www.colorstarinternational.com

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