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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California Announces Key Leadership Appointments

first_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California® (RMHCSC) today announced the appointment of a new board chairman and welcomed three new members to its board of directors. After two years on the RMHCSC board, George Ball, chief financial officer and executive vice president at Parsons Corporation, will assume the position of chairman of the board for the charity. The announcement was made alongside the organization’s decision to appoint new members to its board, which include Luc Robitaille, NHL Hall of Famer and president of business operations for the LA Kings, Trish McCarthy, business development leader at The Coca-Cola Company and Bill Gibbons, partner at Davis Elen Advertising. The new appointments are effective immediately.“I’ve always been inspired by what Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California has been able to do for children and families facing tough situations,” said Ball. “I’m excited to be taking on this new position with the team and look forward to continuing the great work that’s already been done.”Ball joined Parsons Corporation – an engineering, construction, technical and professional services company – in 1995 and assumed his current position in 2008. He became involved with RMHCSC in 2011 when he joined its board of directors. Robitaille played 19 seasons in the NHL and holds the record as the highest-scoring left wing in league history. After spending a majority of his career with the LA Kings, he retired in 2006 and has since served as the team’s president of business operations. Trish McCarthy has been working closely with RMHCSC for seventeen years through her position at The Coca-Cola Company. She has supported each of the Ronald McDonald Houses and Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, dedicating time, talent and resources to support fundraising efforts throughout Southern California. Bill Gibbons is a partner at the Los Angeles advertising agency, Davis Elen, and previously served on the board of trustees for the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House.“We are absolutely thrilled George has agreed to take on a bigger role with us and I look forward to continuing to work closely with him,” said Rob Parker, RMHCSC chief executive officer. “With George’s leadership and the addition of Luc, Trish and Bill, the charity is on par for another great year as we remain committed to supporting children and families across Southern California.”RMHCSC manages several prominent Southern California programs including six Ronald McDonald Houses, two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, Camp Ronald McDonald For Good Times®, a Community Grants Board and four college scholarship programs. Additional information on the organization’s activities can be found at www.rmhcsc.org or on Facebook and Twitter.About Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southern CaliforniaFor more than 35 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southern California (RMHCSC) has been committed to providing comfort, care and support to children and families through a variety of wellness and educational programs across Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. With the help of volunteers, RMHCSC operates six Ronald McDonald Houses in Bakersfield, Loma Linda, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Orange and Pasadena and two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, which help seriously-ill children and their families stay together during difficult times. The organization is also the only Ronald McDonald House Charities chapter that operates the cost-free, medically supervised, year-round Camp Ronald McDonald For Good Times®, designed to help children rediscover their self-esteem, self-reliance and independence after experiencing cancer. Within Southern California, RMHCSC has provided nearly $17 million in funding through its Community Grants Board to deserving non-profits and funds four college scholarship programs that have awarded more than $4.2 million to exemplary high school students. More information about RMHCSC and its programs can be found at www.rmhcsc.org or on Facebook and Twitter. First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Your email address will not be published. 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DAILY OIL PRICE: April 23

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Understanding Power In Legal Profession (For Young Lawyers)

first_imgColumnsUnderstanding Power In Legal Profession (For Young Lawyers) Goutham Shivshankar23 Aug 2020 2:09 AMShare This – xA basic requirement of all strategies to counter abuses of power is to cultivate one’s own strength.This is a piece about power in the legal profession and its abuse. Law students are taught about power as a concept. We are taught that the rule of law civilizes power and that public law, in particular, civilizes power exercised by public authorities through a variety of devices, such as separation of powers, fundamental rights and judicial review. We graduate from law school thinking,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThis is a piece about power in the legal profession and its abuse. Law students are taught about power as a concept. We are taught that the rule of law civilizes power and that public law, in particular, civilizes power exercised by public authorities through a variety of devices, such as separation of powers, fundamental rights and judicial review. We graduate from law school thinking, not incorrectly, that our profession has special meaning because we can use the law to check abuses of power. We become good at recognizing some forms of power and their abuse. Unfortunately, we also emerge woefully ill-equipped to identify and navigate forms of power which immediately impact our lives as young lawyers entering the profession. Young lawyers may possess talent, capability, enthusiasm, intelligence and a whole host of other excellent qualities. However, very few are likely to possess power in a way that is relevant in the profession. Some may benefit from forms of privilege that may insulate or cushion them from abuses of power. Normally, however, young lawyers are routinely exposed to situations with severely imbalanced power equations, where they are the ones without power. The first few brushes with power and its abuse can potentially be devastating for one’s career and self-esteem. It is therefore absolutely important that we have the right guidance and counsel to help us cope at these early stages. I am fortunate to have had such help for the past several years. Many, too many, unfortunately, do not. It destroys their lives and careers. This is a step aimed at remedying that situation. It appears to be the way of the world that only a few wield real power, though many covet it and some bluff about having it (fake it till you make it, as the saying goes). Irrespective of whether we may eventually wield power or covet it, most of us must encounter power and live our lives in close proximity to those who possess it. To live well and do well professionally, we must at least equip ourselves to navigate power well, when we encounter it. To properly navigate power, we must first understand what it does to those who wield it. To me, nothing exemplifies the effect of power better than two signboards that adorn the walls in the Lawyers Canteen in the Delhi High Court. Due to the canteen’s restricted seating capacity, these signs are put up to discourage use of the canteen by persons who are not lawyers. One of the signboards requests law students (interns) to refrain from using the canteen. Another sign directs clerks to not use the canteen. Clerks, of course, are an older, but poorer, demographic group than interns. They are more powerless than even interns, since they are unlikely to be the children of powerful people: hence, they can be directed. Interns are requested because they have the privilege of a better education, the likelihood of affluence and the prospect of a more rewarding future. Even the Indian tradition of respecting our elders, does not protect our clerks from this demonstration of power. This is one of the most easy-to-spot markers of power: people who wield power often act as if they do not require to be civil towards those who do not. As a young lawyer, you will encounter this precise lack of civility in many different ways. At its worst, you will face abusive, indecent or intemperate language used by some senior lawyers, judges, clients and bureaucratic staff who have power over you. I have heard of one senior advocate, a supposedly liberal, human rights hero today, physically hitting his junior in a fit of apoplectic rage. I have seen junior lawyers being growled at menacingly for stepping out of courtroom for a minute to take an important personal call. Incidents like these are a dime-a-dozen. My friends at law firms assure me that the situation is no different there. These forms of abuse of power are brazen and gross and therefore easy to spot. When you encounter such behaviour, you need to remember only this: nothing, absolutely nothing, excuses such behaviour. In such situations, look for the quickest exit, if you can find one. If you have no choice in enduring such abuse, do so in the firm knowledge that you are in the right and dismiss the incident from your mind forthwith. Do not let anybody tell you otherwise. One of the other markers of power, is that its abuse makes people who don’t have it question themselves, even when they have done nothing wrong. Other forms of abuse of power are subtler and harder to recognize. Therefore, they are more dangerous. These forms of abuse may again be perpetrated by various actors like senior lawyers, partners at law firms, clients, registry staff, etc. Some of these persons have likely become very skilled at abusing power. So skilled, in fact, that we may not even recognize the abuse for what it is until it is too late. We must hence train ourselves to anticipate such situations, or at least to recognize them quickly once we encounter them. A word of clarification is perhaps important here. Social, institutional and professional arrangements inevitably structure themselves in ways that give some people power over the other. Not all those who wield power necessarily abuse it. Not all exercise of power is bad. What we need to watch out for, are abuses of power. Here are some markers of abuse of power that I have learnt to spot in the profession, and these may help one get an idea of what I am talking about. These are typical “power-plays’ that you are likely to encounter as a young lawyer: Persons who abuse power will often make you wait for no good reason. Simply because they can, and they would like you to know this. This is the most fascinating thing about power. People who abuse power act as if they are exempt from the basic courtesy of punctuality and valuing another’s time. They would like you to believe that their time is more important than yours. Persons who abuse power will also often hurry you, needlessly, in professional conversation. They will cut you off mid-sentence, speak over you and refuse you usual points-of-entry into conversation. They will raise their voice but take offence if you do too. They will be first aggressor for no good reason and will not find a need to apologize for it. Persons who abuse power will try to limit information flows to and from you and exclude you from channels of professional communication. Again, simply because they can. In some cases, this exclusion from professional communication channels could have serious impacts on one’s reputation, because one has not taken necessary action on account of lack of adequate knowledge. In a profession that values seniority greatly, one of the most cliched power-plays is someone pointing out to you the number of years of experience they have. If you face this in a hostile conversation, recognize it for what it is: a power-play.Persons who abuse power will deride your work in the presence of others but rely upon it in private. Every person who wields power is bound to be surrounded by two groups of people: those who are craven to them and those who are enamoured of them. The craven lot quake in the face of power, seek to appease the powerful and submit to abuse, in the hope that their proximity to those in power will vicariously give them lesser power of their own, over others. The craven, then, are impolitely known as the kiss-up-kick-down variety. The enamoured lot, on the other hand, have genuine admiration for those who wield power and therefore look the other way or provide excuses for any abuses of power. For instance, I have heard of abusive senior lawyers being described with adjectives such as mercurial, flamboyant, genius etc. These flowery words dress up abusive traits that are plain for the unenamoured to see. To be sure, being craven is a tried and tested way of navigating power. However, this comes at the great cost of loss of personal autonomy, liberty and self-esteem. For me and for most people, this is too great a cost to pay. So, we must look for other ways of navigating power that do not have such costs associated with them. But before we do this, it is important to know what immediate effect a power-play can have on us. Being subjected to an abuse of power is likely to leave us disoriented, anxious, weakened and prone to act in ill-thought out ways. If the abuse of power is severe, it may leave us depressed and demoralized. The immediate challenge in such a situation is to find a way to exit it, with minimal possible damage done to oneself. Any retaliatory strategy must be conceived of and executed from a place of relative safety and at an opportune time. The key word here is “strategy”. To successfully neutralize abuses of power, one needs to act strategically. To be able to act strategically, one must first be able to think clearly and calmly. So, the first thing we need to do, is buy time and space to gather oneself together. Once we have managed to exit the site of abuse and calm ourselves, we must gather what information we can manage that could be of use to us to counter such abuse. This could be information on the abuser (Has he done this to others before? Is he always like this? What is he scared of? What can I use against him to get him to back off?), it could be information about available institutional support structures (Can I speak to someone who can help me deal with this?) or it could be other forms of useful information. These first two stages of flight from immediate risk and information gathering are often crucial. They could make all the difference in designing a winning strategy. Now, a quick look at some possible strategies. One way to deal with persons who abuse power is to acquire power over them. Fighting fire with fire, so to speak. Sometimes this is necessary but is often best kept as a last resort. Simply because a person starts off more powerful than you, he need not remain so forever. Each one of us can acquire our own power over time, through a variety of different strategies. One way of cultivating your own power as a junior lawyer, is to make allies who have power. You make allies by standing up for others when they need your help. If you want people in your corner for a fight, you need be in theirs. The point here though, is not that you should get into a fight. It is simply knowing that if you get into a fight, you have someone in your corner. Merely that knowledge will give you a sense of confidence in dealing with situations of imbalance in power well. There are other ways to navigate power successfully which do not require a street fight. One way is to simply avoid confrontation, if this can be done with no substantial disadvantage. As the saying goes, discretion is the better part of valour. Another strategy could be to stand one’s ground, but doing so after an initial strategic retreat that allows us to assess whether this is the best course of action to take. With experience, one will learn that there are a whole host of other strategies that one can adopt too neutralize abuses of power. As advocates, one arena where we must navigate power very carefully is communication. In any conversation, there are several markers of power. Who speaks without permission? Who waits for permission to speak? Who speaks first? Who speaks loudest? Who speaks firmly? Who feels the need to apologise for speaking? Pay attention to these markers, learn your way around them and understand what communication strategies you are most comfortable with. For instance, some of us prefer to communicate in writing. If you are someone like that, play to your strength and push for written communication where you can manage it. Think about how one can retain power and cede it in communication. This is important. A special mention here on abuse of power by judges. We look up to judges for guidance and inspiration. However, they are human, and all humans invested with power could potentially get swayed by the power they hold. When faced with a judge who is acting unreasonably or treating us with derision because we are junior lawyer, we must try not to lose our cool and instead work towards disarming the judge. Even the most hostile judge cannot for long ignore a smiling face, a soothing demeanour and pleasant words. We may sometimes lose the day, but we will likely often win the war, with consistent, gentle, polite advocacy. Humour, if used appropriately at a tense moment, could potentially work wonders. A basic requirement of all strategies to counter abuses of power is to cultivate one’s own strength. We often use the term “power” and “strength” interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. It is entirely possible for weak people to be invested with power and for strong people to have none. For instance, we may speak of a weak Prime Minister who has power but lacks strength. Or we may speak of persons with strong character who command respect, despite holding no formal power. To withstand and neutralize abuses of power, one needs to cultivate strength. Of course, each specific form of abuse of power would likely require some specific strengths to neutralize it, but a generic underlying strength of character can come to our aid in a variety of situations. One source of strength is our allies, which I have discussed above. But there are several other sources we can draw strength from. These include family, close friends and senior mentors in the profession. For me, an immense source of strength has been my reading habit. In books, I have found both sanctuary and inspiration. I will end with three quotes from books, that have given me tools and courage to fight abuses of power. The first is by science fiction author Neil Gaiman who tells us about the importance of retreat into sanctuary when faced with difficult situations: “If you were trapped in an impossible situation, in an unpleasant place, with people who meant you ill, and someone offered you a temporary escape, why wouldn’t you take it? And escapist fiction is just that: fiction that opens a door, shows the sunlight outside, gives you a place to go where you are in control, are with people you want to be with (and books are real places, make no mistake about that); and more importantly, during your escape, books can also give you knowledge about the world and your predicament, give you weapons, give you armour: real things you can take back into your prison. Skills and knowledge and tools you can use to escape for real. As J. R. R. Tolkien reminded us, the only people who inveigh against escape are jailers.” The second, is by Edwin Markham, who tells us of the importance of preparation and of striking back at the most opportune moment: “For all your days be prepared And meet them ever alike. When you are the anvil, bear – When you are the hammer, strike!” The last is by the inimitable Nelson Mandela, who tells us this: “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” So the next time someone tries to bully you because you are young lawyer, I hope you feel that you are not powerless in fighting back.(Goutham Shivshankar is an Advocate on Record at the Supreme Court. He may be reached at [email protected] He tweets @gousgame).Also from the same author :Finding Mentorship In The Legal ProfessionLearning Advocacy : Things Learnt After 11 Years At Bar   Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Further warnings of disruption for Donegal fishermen post Brexit

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – October 17, 2019 center_img There are further warnings over severe disruption for Donegal fishermen post Brexit. Inishowen based fisherman Michael Cavanagh believes that everyone around that negotiating table is continuously ignoring the issues facing the sector in the months to come.It comes following reports of tensions already on the rise at sea.Speaking on today’s Nine Till Noon Show, Mr Cavanagh says a range of determining factors are not being considered, and that’s deeply concerning:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/brexitfigghgfhgfhfshing1pm-2.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Further warnings of disruption for Donegal fishermen post Brexit Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleRichard Kerr gears up for final round of BSBNext articleA Brexit deal has been done News Highland last_img read more

250 people sign petition calling for ‘dangerous’ bridge to be addressed

first_img Facebook Pinterest Council officials have endeavoured to address health and safety concerns over a pedestrian bridge in Carndonagh. The bridge and walkway, situated on the grounds of Carndonagh hospital, links the hospital to Donagh Park and was badly damaged in last year’s flooding.A petition, which has garnered 250 signatures from the community, has been presented to members of the Inishowen Municipal District this week calling on the local authority to address the issue.Concerns have been expressed that the area has become dangerous and some children have made attempts to cross the bridge.Cllr Albert Doherty hopes the matter is resolved quickly:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/albercfggdfgdfgdftbridge.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Previous articleDonegal farmers receive almost €36m in funding this yearNext articleBill introduced in bid to restore power sharing at Stormont News Highland Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic 250 people sign petition calling for ‘dangerous’ bridge to be addressed News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest By News Highland – October 18, 2018 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Alumni chapter hosts cookout

first_img By Blood Sugar Blaster By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Print Article Sponsored Content Latest Stories Email the author “We want to be involved in the community in various ways throughout the year. And, we appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the senior adult community through the cookout on Thursday.” Book Nook to reopencenter_img Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Pollard said the cookout will provide visibility for the fraternity’s alumni organization and let the Pike County community know that “we are here and ready to serve.”Most members of the alumni chapter still participate in Kappa Alpha Psi on a business and community service level.“We mentor and we volunteer whenever and however we are needed,” Pollard said. “Because we are a non-profit organization, we have to do a lot of fund-raising, such as bake sales and car washes. But much of our funding comes through donations from alumni of Kappa Alpha Psi.”Pollard said the fraternity’s alumni chapter is also involved with the Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center. Motes said the cookout will be an event of Older Americans Month, which is celebrated each May.Andre Pollard, Alumni Chapter president, said the members are also looking forward to the outing.“Community service is the focus of what we do,” Pollard said. “We want to be very involved in the Troy University community. We visited the complex and were very impressed and decided we wanted to do something at the center for all senior adults.” The Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Troy University Alumni Chapter will host an outing for the senior adults in Pike County from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday at the Colley Senior Complex at 715 Elm St. in Troy. All senior adults are invited.Janet Motes, complex director, said that the Kappa Alpha Psi Alumni Chapter has adopted the Colley Senior Complex as a community service project.“The alumni members wanted to get started with a big splash and they approached us about having a cookout for senior adults,” Motes said. “We are excited that they wanted to do something for our seniors and this is a wonderful community service event.” Alumni chapter hosts cookout Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Letters to the editor: Teacher Appreciation Week Students in Pat Rogers’s Charles Henderson High School classes were tasked with writing letters to the editor as part of… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: Prince William tested positive back in April, sources say

first_imgMyriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.2 million people worldwide.Over 46.5 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has also varied from country to country.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica. The United States is the worst-affected nation, with more than 9.2 million diagnosed cases and at least 231,003 deaths.Nearly 200 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least 10 of which are in crucial phase three studies. Of those 10 potential vaccines in late-stage trials, there are currently five that will be available in the United States if approved.Here’s how the news is developing Monday. All times Eastern:Nov 02, 10:37 amGermany enters 4-week partial shutdownA four-week partial shutdown began in Germany on Monday, with bars, cinemas, restaurants, theaters and other leisure facilities shuttered until the end of the month.Unlike the lockdown imposed in the spring amid the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, schools, nonessential shops and hair salons will remain open.German Chancellor Angela Merkel and regional authorities will review the situation after two weeks.The new restrictions come after the European country reported on Saturday its highest number of COVID-19 infections within a 24-hour period — 19,059 — since the start of the pandemic. The cumulative total now stands at 545,027 cases with 10,530 deaths, according to the latest data from the Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s disease control agency.Nov 02, 9:56 amItaly’s prime minster announces new nationwide restrictionsItalian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced new nationwide restrictions to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, including an evening curfew and limitations on movement between regions.Conte outlined the planned measures to lawmakers on Monday, ahead of a new decree expected to be announced soon. He said the decree would include restrictions on movement in the late evening and for regions where the COVID-19 infection rate is highest. Arcades, betting shops, galleries and museums will all be closed, joining cinemas, gyms, pools and theaters which were shuttered under the last set of restrictions.The new decree will also include the closure of shopping malls on weekends, except for any food stores, pharmacies and newsstands located inside. Meanwhile, high schools and middle schools will be asked to transition to full-time remote learning, according to Conte.Italy, once the epicenter of the pandemic, is battling a rising number of COVID-19 infections as a second wave hits Europe. The country’s civil protection agency confirmed 29,907 new cases on Sunday, including 208 deaths, bringing its cumulative total to 709,335 cases with 38,826 deaths.Nov 02, 9:23 amWhite House adviser apologizes for interview with Russian state TVDr. Scott Atlas, an adviser on the White House coronavirus task force, has apologized after appearing on a Russian state-funded television network to criticize lockdown measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19.Atlas addressed the matter via Twitter on Sunday, saying he was “unaware” that RT was a registered foreign agent.“I regret doing the interview and apologize for allowing myself to be taken advantage of,” Atlas tweeted. “I especially apologize to the national security community who is working hard to defend us.”Atlas, a neuroradiologist who was handpicked by President Donald Trump to join the coronavirus task force in August, told RT during a lengthy interview on Saturday that he considered the pandemic to be largely under control and that lockdowns are actually “killing people.”RT, formerly called Russia Today, is registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, a U.S. law that applies to people or companies disseminating information in the United States on behalf of foreign governments, political parties and other “foreign principals.”U.S. intelligence agencies have alleged that RT, which broadcasts around the world in English, served as a propaganda outlet for the Kremlin as part of efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Russia denies interfering.Nov 02, 8:09 amPrince William tested positive back in April, sources sayPrince William, Duke of Cambridge, tested positive for COVID-19 in April, royal sources told ABC News.Wiliam’s diagnosis came shortly after his father, Charles, Prince of Wales, tested positive for the disease. Charles is the heir apparent to the British throne while his eldest son, William, is second in line.The Court Circular, the official record of past royal engagements, shows that William had a joint engagement with his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, on April 8 via Zoom. He did a solo virtual engagement — without Kate — the following day. His next joint engagement wasn’t until May 7.Nov 02, 7:31 amTrump suggests he may fire Fauci after electionPresident Donald Trump suggested to a Florida rally that he may fire Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top expert on infectious diseases and a leading member of the White House coronavirus task force.Speaking to the crowd after midnight early Monday morning, the president was complaining about the news media coverage of the coronavirus pandemic when rally-goers began chanting, “Fire Fauci!”“Don’t tell anybody, but let me wait until a little bit after the election,” Trump responded. “I appreciate the advice.”“He’s been wrong a lot,” the president told the crowd of Fauci. “He’s a nice man though.”Fauci has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for over 30 years.Trump’s comments come after Fauci’s hard-hitting interview with The Washington Post in which he criticized the U.S. government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, including Dr. Scott Atlas, a neuroradiologist and the president’s hand-picked adviser on COVID-19.Nov 02, 6:35 amNearly 50,000 Americans remain hospitalizedNearly 50,000 people across the United States remain hospitalized for COVID-19.As of Sunday, the number of current hospitalizations nationwide was 47,502, according to data collected by The COVID Tracking Project.That figure has been steadily climbing since mid-September.Nov 02, 6:01 amRussia reports over 18,000 new cases for fourth straight dayRussia confirmed 18,257 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, according to the country’s coronavirus response headquarters.It’s the fourth straight day that Russia has reported over 18,000 new infections. The latest daily tally falls just short of the country’s all-time high of 18,665 new cases in a 24-hour reporting period, which were confirmed a day earlier.An additional 238 deaths from COVID-19 were also registered nationwide in the last 24 hours, down from last week’s peak of 366 fatalities, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.Moscow remains the epicenter of the country’s outbreak and recent surge. More than 26% of the new cases — 4,796 — and over 22% of the new deaths — 53 — were reported in the capital.The nationwide, cumulative total now stands at 1,655,038 cases with 28,473 deaths, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.Last week, Russia’s health and consumer rights regulator, Rospotrebnadzor, introduced a nationwide mask mandate and ordered all clubs, bars, restaurants and other entertainment venues to be closed between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Russian authorities have repeatedly said they will not impose another nationwide lockdown.The Eastern European country of 145 million people has the fourth-highest tally of COVID-19 cases in the world, behind only the United States, India and Brazil, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Nov 02, 5:06 amEl Paso County gets fourth mobile morgue as death toll risesThe El Paso County Medical Examiner’s Office set up a fourth refrigerated mobile morgue as the COVID-19 death toll in the westernmost Texas county surpassed 600, according to a report by El Paso ABC affiliate KVIA-TV.“My understanding is that we just got our fourth one,” El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego told KVIA on Sunday afternoon.As of early Monday, El Paso county had confirmed a total of 50,114 cases of COVID-19 including at least 602 deaths. There were 943 patients who remained hospitalized with the disease, including 271 in intensive care units.The death toll is expected to continue to rise as the number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in ICUs and on ventilators reached an all-time high over the weekend. Health experts have said that many ventilator patients ultimately don’t survive the disease.The El Paso County judge recently ordered a shutdown of all non-essential services and businesses for two weeks in a bid to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office announced Saturday that it would begin aggressively enforcing Samaniego’s shutdown order, which is being challenged in court.Nov 02, 4:23 amUS reports more than 81,000 new casesThere were 81,493 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Sunday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The latest daily tally is slightly higher than the day prior but still less than the country’s all-time high of 99,321 new cases set on Friday.An additional 447 fatalities from COVID-19 were also registered nationwide Sunday, almost half the previous day’s count and down from a peak of 2,666 new deaths in mid-April.A total of 9,207,364 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 230,996 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 90,000 for the first time on Oct. 30.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Do employees benefit from employee benefits?

first_img Staff benefits schemes seem to be a hot topic at the moment so I thought I’d chime in with my thoughts….In years gone by the company car, paid phone bill’s or company credit card were pretty much the in domain of the professionals at the top of their game working in the most generous of companies. Now though, almost akin to my blog post on gimmicky long interview processes, companies seem to be using the benefits they offer as a marketing tool, and the list of what is being offered is getting longer and longer. There’ nothing wrong with that, but let’s dissect it a little.In recent times there has been a lot of debate over what is considered a generous benefits programme and what is going too far. For example, I refer to Facebook and Apple who opted for a very polarizing benefit of freezing any female employee’s eggs (most suggest in a bid to allow feeling more at ease delaying having children). Or Google California, as another example who trucked in snow to create a snowy wonderland for its staff. Times are of course changing and our wants and needs are evolving with the times. I totally get that we are not programmed in the same way that we were 50 years ago where social norms almost pre-defined at what ages children would enter our lives, or when we should be allowed to enjoy a brisk walk in the snow, but is this taking a “company benefit” too far?In a few less extreme examples such-as, orgs employing chefs to cook meals each day for staff, full gym in-house or even sleep pods. These all sound amazing, right? And who wouldn’t want a part of that, but something that is also worth thinking about is – Are we then blurring the lines further between our professional worlds and our personal worlds? And indeed, is this a good or bad thing? We have already seen a huge shift towards technology interoperability and never being too far away from a piece of tech that could see us struggle to “switch off” in our personal time, but we are now looking at a new age where the comforts of home-life are being brought to the office.This is not to say I wouldn’t dive straight into a sleep-pod given the chance – just food for thought and I’d be keen to hear other perspective on where boundaries should be in the creation of a solid benefits scheme… Related posts:No related photos. Read full article Do employees benefit from employee benefits?Shared from missc on 17 Jun 2015 in Personnel Todaycenter_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed.last_img read more

Title IX Coordinator

first_imgManage existing and establish new university Title IX compliancestrategies and programs, which includes designing a robust, viable,and sustainable model that serves the university community andreinforces the university’s commitment to fostering a safe,healthy, and fair environment. The Title IX office is part of theOffice of Legal Affairs and reports to the Chief ComplianceOfficer/Enterprise Risk Manager.last_img

Specialized Pediatric Orthopedic Care Opens in Evansville

first_imgSpecialized Pediatric Orthopedic Care Opens in EvansvilleJANUARY 24TH, 2019 TYRONE MORRIS EVANSVILLE, INDIANAOrthopedic Surgeons in the Tri-State are collaborating with the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent to bring specialized care to Evansville. Starting January 25th, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Enrico Stazzone, will provide a pediatric orthopedic clinic on the fourth Friday of each month.The new facility will be located inside the offices of the Tri-State Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Stazzone specializes in orthopedic injuries congenital disorders and pediatric development.To connect with Dr. Stazzone’s Evansville clinic, patients and providers may call the St. Vincent Center for Children at 812-485-7425.CFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more