first_imgEmployers have standard questions and tests they use in their hiring processes to identify job candidates that they think are a good match for them.Whether you’re actively looking for a job or toying with the idea of looking, you need your own well-researched list of questions, the sum of which serves as a litmus test for a good employer.The essence of being a good employer is finding the intersection between engaged and satisfied employees on the one-hand, and highly effective and productive employees on the other hand.  Employers who are able to successfully pull off this balance are the ones that are well positioned to be around for the long haul – and provide stability and prosperity for their employees.In other words, don’t just look for an employer where you can be happy.  Also look for an employer seriously focused on creating a highly effective organization – one that can truly use its people as a source of sustainable competitive advantage.Most organizations are not so good at this.  Under the leadership of the HR department, many focus – almost obsessively – on employee engagement.  In and of itself, this can be a counterproductive focus.  It tends to obscure the fact that there are important deficiencies in the organization putting it – and therefore its employees – at risk.  Other organizations focus too much on creating “efficiencies” through cost cutting, with little or no attention to what this does to the people side of their business.A really good employer knows it’s important to get the balance right. In Chapter 7 of Good Company: Business Success in the Worthiness Era, we lay out a framework that helps employers get this balance right.Here is the employee-equivalent of that framework, in the form of twelve questions to ask about an employer:Are people at all levels in the organization held accountable for producing quality work?In what ways does this organization demonstrate its commitment to employees?Does the work environment support people in producing great results?Does the organization’s hiring practices result in the best people getting the job?Do people’s jobs make good use of their talents and skills?Are there processes in place that help people get their work done efficiently and effectively?Is the organization focused on processes helping it be both highly attuned and responsive to the needs of its customers and marketplace?Do managers and leaders throughout the organization exhibit principled and ethical behavior and focus on helping employees to be successful?Is there open and honest, two-way dialogue between front-line employees and leaders?Is training and employee development valued by the organization?Does the environment foster teamwork and learning?What, if anything, about this organization inspires the best efforts of its employees?Admittedly, the perspective embedded in these questions is somewhat contrarian.  It suggests that you need to look beyond what will make you “happy.”  Rather, it will help you identify employers where you can be happy AND productively employed for years to come.last_img read more

first_imgFormer captain Sunil Gavaskar has advised an injured Virat Kohli not to take risk by coming out to bat in the ongoing third Test against Australia unless it is absolutely necessary. (Scorecard)Gavaskar said since the Ranchi pitch was still good for batting, the Indians should be able to get close to the Australian first innings total of 451 without Kohli’s contribution.”Look the injury (of Kohli) may not be very serious. But he is a man who loves to be on the field, and the fact that he was not on the field means that the injury was a little more than what is given out (to be). So, he can rest completely… he can be fit for the next Test,” Gavaskar said. (Ranchi Test: Vijay, KL Rahul lead India’s charge after Australia’s 451)”Kohli should come into bat only if it is needed, only if it’s a dire situation where India suddenly collapses, don’t have too many runs and need to ensure that the Australians do not take a big lead in the first innings. Then and then only Virat Kohli should come out to bat,” he told NDTV.Kohli could not field after landing awkwardly on his right shoulder while trying to save a boundary in the post-lunch session on day one of the match on Thursday. (Ranchi Test, Day 2: Key Highlights)Such was the impact that he had difficulty in standing up and was grimacing in pain. He had to be rushed out of thefield immediately.But, the host nation had heaved a sigh of relief last night when medical reports confirmed that there were no “serious concerns” with regards to Kohli’s shoulder injury. (India vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 2: As it happened)advertisementGavaskar said the likes of Cheteshwar Pujara (batting on 10), Murali Vijay (batting on 42) and Ajinkya Rahane can build a big innings for India as the pitch was still good to bat on.”That (Kohli not batting) depends on the other Indian batsman. It is a good pitch still, there is not much turn, the ball is not seaming or bouncing awkwardly, India will need to bat the whole day tomorrow and that will give Kohli a full day to rest,” said Gavaskar. (Virat Kohli joins team in warm-up, but does not field on Day 2)”That is what the Indian batsmen should look for tomorrow. Rahane at number 4, Karun Nair at 5, Ashwin and Saha following at 6 and 7. If they bat responsibly, they can bat the whole day tomorrow and that will take India close to the Australian total. At this stage you want to be in a situation where you want to make sure that the Australians don’t take a big first innings lead.”last_img read more

first_imgNebraska's student section honors Sam Foltz.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 10: Students of the Nebraska Cornhuskers honor deceased player Sam Foltz with a banner before the game against the Wyoming Cowboys at Memorial Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Wyoming 52-14. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska produced an amazing tribute video for the late Sam Foltz on Senior Day.This past summer, Nebraska punter Sam Foltz was killed in a car crash that also claimed the life of former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler. This season, a number of schools have found thoughtful ways to pay tribute to Foltz’s memory – often by giving the Cornhuskers signed jerseys in his honor. But Saturday, it was Nebraska’s turn to show its appreciation.Nebraska produced a tribute video in honor of Foltz ahead of what would have been his final game in a Cornhuskers uniform. Here’s his Senior Day video, which was played at the stadium:There’s one senior who couldn’t be here today, even though we know he’s watching out for us.#ForeverTwoSeven pic.twitter.com/gKvwpSwazH— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) November 19, 2016It’s certainly been an emotional season for Nebraska and its fans. The Cornhuskers will look to move to 9-2 with a win over Maryland on Saturday.last_img read more

first_img Next India Today Web Desk September 6, 2019UPDATED: September 7, 2019 00:05 IST Abdul Qadir passed away in Lahore on Friday (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSAbdul Qadir passed away after suffering cardiac arrest on FridayQadir was known for bamboozling batsmen with his leg-spinQadir played in 67 Tests and 104 ODIs for PakistanLegendary Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir died after suffering a cardiac arrest in Lahore on Friday. The former Pakistan cricketer was 63.Abdul Qadir was rushed to the Services Hospital in Lahore but all the efforts to save him went in vain, according to Pakistan media. Qadir is survived by his wife, 4 sons and a daughter who is married to Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Umar Akmal.Abdul Qadir had represented Pakistan in 67 Tests and 104 ODIs betwwen 1977 and 1993. The leg-spinner, known for his unusual action, picked up 236 wickets in the longest format of the game and finished his ODI career with 132 scalps.Abdul Qadir, who made his Test debut in 1977, has the best figures for a Pakistan spinner — 9/56. The leg-spinner, who bamboozled batsmen demolished a Vivian Richards-led West Indies batting unit in Fasilabad in 1986.Qadir was Imran Khan’s go-to-spinner and even the 9-wicket haul came under the former cricketer-turned Pakistan Prime Minister’s captaincy. Qadir inspired a generation of leg-spin bowlers, including Mushtaq Ahmed and the legendary Shane Warne.Abul Qadir also served as Pakistan’s chief selector and he picked the World T20-winning squad in 2009. Nonetheless, Qadir had quit midway through the tournament in England over controversy surrounding non-selection of Shoaib Akhtar.Shane Warne came up with a condolence to the Pakistan great during his commentary stint in the ongoing 4th Ashes Test.India off-spinner R Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh took to social media to offer their condolence messages.”Extremely saddened by the demise of Abdul Qadir the spin bowling stalwart from Pakistan. My heart goes out to his family and friend,” R Ashwin wrote.advertisement”Shocked to hear Abdul Qadir passed away.met him two years back he was full of energy as always..A champion bowler,Great human being,you will be missed forever..condolences to the family,” Harbhajan Singh said.Shocked to hear Abdul Qadir passed away.met him two years back he was full of energy as always..A champion bowler,Great human being,you will be missed forever..condolences to the family..???? #RIPabdulqadir pic.twitter.com/HmKVoIwCBUHarbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 6, 2019Extremely saddened by the demise of Abdul Qadir the spin bowling stalwart from Pakistan. My heart goes out to his family and friends. #RIPAshwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) September 6, 2019The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) took to social media and said: “PCB is shocked at the news of ‘maestro’ Abdul Qadir’s passing and has offered its deepest condolences to his family and friends.”Read | Jasprit Bumrah gives 5-star rating to Lasith Malinga’s hat-trick vs New ZealandAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Abdul QadirFollow Pakistan cricket teamFollow Abdul Qadir deathFollow Cardiac arrest Pakistan leg-spin great Abdul Qadir dies aged 63Former Pakistan spinner Abdul Qadir passed away on Friday in Lahore due to cardiac arrest. The legendary leg-spinner played 67 Tests and 104 ODIs between 1977 and 1993.advertisementlast_img read more

first_img My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Bergen Group, December 10, 2013 Print  Close zoom Bergen Group has entered into an agreement with GMTH Holding AS regarding the sale of Bergen Group Kimek AS and Bergen Group Kimek Offshore AS for an enterprise value of approximately NOK 65 million. The transaction is expected to be completed within the end of this year. GMTH Holding is an investment company that is locally owned in Kirkenes. The CEO of GMTH Holding is Greger Mannsverk, who is also managing director for Bergen Group Kimek and Bergen Group Kimek Offshore.The sale of the two Kimek companies is part of the structural changes that are being implemented in connection with the Group’s plans for more coordinated offshore efforts, based on the industrial area at Hanøytangen, just outside Bergen. During the past six months, Bergen Group has implemented extensive structural changes that will form the basis for both profitable operations and a strengthened market position. Most of the activities within the Offshore and Service divisions are, as of 1st of January 2014, coordinated into one company under common management and with Hanøytangen as its headquarters.“The Kimek companies form a very exciting resource in connection with the increasing level of offshore activity expected by the market in Northern Norway. Still, from an overall assessment we have found it more appropriate to prioritize the focus and resources directed towards the extensive further development that we have started at Hanøytangen”, says CEO Asle Solheim.Solheim is very pleased with the fact that the current management in the Kimek companies also are shareholders in the buying company GMTH Holding AS.“Even if Bergen Group now leaves its ownership of the Kimek companies, we are prepared to maintain and further develop the contact network we have developed in this region. The collaboration with the new owners of the Kimek companies will be important to us in the future”, Solheim emphasizes.Greger Mannsverk, who represents the buyer GMTH Holding, looks forward to further developing the Kimek-companies.“We are heading towards an exciting period with many possibilities connected to the increase in activity in the region. I am convinced that this provides growth possibilities for us. At the same time I  believe that a locally anchored ownership will be strength in order to utilize this growth potential in a best possible way both in the short and the long term”, Mannsverk says.Bergen Group Kimek and Bergen Group Kimek currently have 120 employees in total. In 2012 the Kirkenes companies had a total turnover of around NOK 110 million. Bergen Group has had 100 % of the shares in the Kimek companies since 2007.GMTH Holding AS is an investment company with owners from Kirkenes. The company was founded in the autumn of 2013, as a holding company for the Kimek companies. The company is owned by GT Finans AS and people in leading positions at Kimek and Kimek Offshore.last_img read more

first_img The Elections Act is expected to be considered by the House of Assembly before the end of the current session. the transmission to the public of an editorial, a debate, a speech, an interview, a column, a letter, a commentary or news the distribution of a book, or the promotion of the sale of a book, for no less than its commercial value, if the book was planned to be made available to the public regardless of whether there was to be an election the transmission of a document directly by a person or a group to their members, employees or shareholders the transmission by an individual, on a non-commercial basis on the Internet, of his or her personal political views. A proposed amendment to the recently introduced Elections Act will regulate election advertising by third parties. The amendment will be introduced Wednesday, May 11, during the Law Amendments Committee meeting. Bill No. 59, the Elections Act, was introduced Friday, May 6, to modernize legislation and provide clarity for voters and candidates. “This model of third-party regulation balances the right to free expression with the importance of fair and transparent election campaigns,” said Justice Minister Ross Landry. “If a third party was able to spend on advertising without limits, that spending could have an unfair impact on an election.” The Supreme Court has already determined that reasonable limits on third-party advertising are appropriate to protect the integrity of the election process. The proposed model is based on the Canada Elections Act and upheld by the Supreme Court. “We’ve considered the recommendation of the chief electoral officer and heard from interested parties after introducing the new act,” said Mr. Landry. “There’s clear consensus that we need to move forward immediately and regulate advertising by third parties during an election.” Under the act, third parties will be allowed to spend a maximum of $10,000 on election advertising. No more than $2,000 may be spent in a single constituency. These limits will apply to any third party, including a corporation, trade union, organization or an individual. The amendment also contains rules to prevent third parties from subdividing or joining together to avoid adhering to spending limits. Third parties will have to clearly identify themselves in any advertising. They will also have to register with the Chief Electoral Officer if they spend over $500 on election advertising. The Chief Electoral Officer will maintain a registry of third parties. The following communications are not considered third-party advertising:last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: India’s largest telecom operator Vodafone Idea Ltd Friday narrowed its consolidated loss to Rs 4,873.9 crore for the June 2019 quarter. The company had registered a loss of Rs 4,881.9 crore in the fourt quarter of 2018-19, Vodafone Idea Ltd said in a regulatory filing. The merger of the India unit of Vodafone Group and Idea Cellular was completed on August 31, 2018, and the numbers of June quarter are not comparable with those in the year-ago period. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe revenue of Vodafone Idea for the June 2019 quarter fell to Rs 11,269.9 crore as against Rs 11,775 crore logged in the January-March 2019 quarter. Established operators like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea Ltd are in the midst of a bruising tariff war following the entry of Reliance Jio, backed by India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani. Vodafone Idea said the first quarter revenue “declined by 4.3 per cent quarter-on-quarter primarily due to churn of customers who recharged with ‘service validity vouchers’ in the fourth quarter as well as ARPU (average revenue per user) downtrading”. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe filing added that the company has closed its rights issue, raising Rs 25,000 crore. “We are delivering on our stated strategy although the benefits are not yet visible in our topline. As we continue to integrate our networks, our customers’ data experience is significantly improving in most service areas…” Vodafone Idea CEO Balesh Sharma said. He added that the company is well on track to deliver its synergy targets by the first quarter of FY21. The company said its capex spend for the first quarter was Rs 2,840 crore, and its gross debt as on June 30, 2019 was at Rs 12,044 crore. The company’s subscriber base declined to 320 million from 334.1 million in the fourth quarter. Jio’s free voice and dirt-cheap data offering have dented the financial metrics of older operators, deepening the impact of regulatory decisions like cut in termination charges, even though the voice and data usage have been growing at a scorching pace. Last week, Reliance Jio – which is now India’s second largest telecom operator in subscriber base – posted 45.6 per cent rise in net profit for June quarter of 2019-20 to Rs 891 crore.last_img read more

first_img Login/Register With: INDOCHINO’s new casual button up shirts are their latest offering that will revolutionize the way men shop for their casual wardrobe, with short sleeve and casual fit options that can be worn tucked or untucked. (CNW Group/Indochino Apparel Inc.) Twitter As with all INDOCHINO garments, custom casual shirts are tailored and personalized to fit any style. Each of our high quality cotton shirts can now be transformed into a short sleeve button up and can be worn tucked or untucked. Customers have the option to choose from hundreds of customization options to create their one-of-a-kind shirt that will offer more wearability than ever before.“We’re constantly innovating and evolving to make the customer experience better. And we knew casual shirting that can be worn untucked was where we had to go to do that,” said Drew Green, President and CEO of Indochino. “We’ve now made it simpler for all men to find their signature style and perfectly tailored fit, all for an exceptional price.”Spring/Summer 2019INDOCHINO’s eye catching Spring/Summer 2019 Collection includes key suiting fabrics like Chiswick Micro Check Blue Suit, Conway Prince of Wales Light Gray Suit and Coalville Micro Houndstooth Light Brown Suit. Patterns include plaids, herringbones, and birdseyes in a variety of colors like vivid aquamarines, stoney grays, and rich browns. The campaign, shot in Palm Springs, CA, is broken down into three color stories:Bright, Brilliant Blues:A fresh line of blue fabrics that are vivid and detailed. Colors and patterns include deep ceruleans, light blue plaids, navy windowpanes, and other sapphire suits that are designed for an undeniably sharp look.Shifting Sands:This selection of brown and tan suits are deeper, richer, and more diverse than ever before. Fabrics include bold earthy plaids and sophisticated pale tans that are perfect for sunny climates.Desert Day Grays:Smoky grays in warm weather hues are the inspiration for this color story. These versatile fabrics include an array of bolder patterns such as pinstripes and more subtle micro checks, and are designed to give your ensemble an unmistakable edge.“For Spring/Summer 2019, we’re introducing a line that’s both versatile and on trend, in a variety of colors and patterns that our customers can personalize to create their one-of-a-kind suits, dress shirts, blazers, chinos and now casual shirts,” said Dean Handspiker, VP of Design. “Palm Springs was the perfect backdrop for this shoot and truly made the collection come to life.”Casual Shirts are now available online and in showrooms at a price of $79 USD / $99 CAD, as are dress shirts and chinos. Suits are from $399 USD / $529 CAD.About IndochinoAs the global leader in made to measure apparel, Indochino has developed the shopping experience of the future. Born out of the belief that you don’t need to spend a fortune on a custom wardrobe, we were the first company to disrupt the retail sector by making perfect-fitting, personalized apparel on a mass scale.Customers take on the role of designer, picking out every minute detail of their suits and shirts to make them truly one-of-a-kind. These garments are made to their precise measurements and shipped directly to their door, hassle free. Our omnichannel approach allows them to shop online or in person at any of our showrooms. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Facebook VANCOUVER – INDOCHINO, the global leader in custom apparel, is launching its Spring/Summer 2019 Collection today—with an exciting new addition to its product line. The company’s new casual button up shirts are their latest offering that will revolutionize the way men shop for their casual wardrobe, with short sleeve and casual fit options that can be worn tucked or untucked. The new collection of custom suits, blazers, vests and shirts, shot in Palm Springs, is called ‘Chasing Daylight’ and is inspired by the longer, brighter days that follow the dark winter months.To view the look book, visit here.Casual Shirts Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgJorge Barrera APTN National NewsEveryone agreed the priest raped the child, the only question was whether it happened before or after the Spanish Boys Indian Residential School, near Spanish, Ont., closed in 1958.The federal government’s lawyers held documented proof the rape happened before the school closed. The official tasked with determining the legitimacy of the claim and compensation—the Independent Assessment Process (IAP) adjudicator—also possessed a person interest report  that referred to the same document.Yet, the adjudicator rejected the claim in a January 2012 hearing after determining the boy was raped following the school’s closure in a decision based on a “perverse finding of fact.”  The decision was upheld twice in successive IAP appeals in rulings based on “myopic logic,” according to an Ontario judge.The man who filed the claim, identified only as “M.F,” took his case before the Ontario Superior Court after the IAP losses. This past July Justice Paul Perell sided with M.F. in a ruling that eviscerated the reasoning of the officials involved in the multi-tiered IAP adjudication process that rejected M.F.’s claim.The ruling has also raised concerns among some who have been watching the IAP process with increasing alarm following several cases of lawyer corruption and revelations Ottawa’s adversarial and overly-legalistic tactics aimed at limiting payouts to residential school survivors.When Indian residential school survivors reached a multi-billion dollar settlement agreement with Ottawa and the Churches it led to the creation of a compensation process led by adjudicators who determined the legitimacy of claims and compensation amounts based on documents and arguments provided by federal lawyers and submissions from Indian residential school survivors.The adjudicators are required to follow criteria set out in the settlement agreement when making decisions. Survivors can appeal the decisions of adjudicators before a review adjudicator and then a re-review adjudicator, according to the settlement agreement.M.F. was approaching 62 years-old by the time of his initial IAP hearing and his memory of the “horrific events he experienced over 50 years ago” was fragmented—he couldn’t quite remember the exact age when “Father B” violated him in the chapel storage room of the Spanish Boys Indian residential school.M.F. is a “non-resident claimant” because he didn’t attend the school. He often visited the school where his aunt worked as a cook, according to a description of the narrative outlined in Perell’s ruling. It was during these visits that Father B met M.F. and recruited him to be an altar boy. The priest raped M.F. while he was in altar boy training, according to the ruling.“There was no dispute that Father B sexually assaulted M.F. in the sacristy beside the chapel used for the Spanish Boys IRS,” said Perell, in the ruling.The issue was whether M.F. was raped before or after the residential school closed on June 30, 1958. According to a document in possession of Ottawa’s lawyers, and referred to in a file held by the adjudicator, Father B boarded a train to Winnipeg the day after the school closed “never to return to Spanish.”This was the evidence needed to confirm the assault happened while the residential school was in operation, meaning M.F. qualified for compensation. M.F. believed he was about eight years-old when he was raped.Ottawa’s lawyers never submitted the evidence during the hearing and M.F. said he did not know the document existed until he filed his court action challenging the rejection of his claim, according to Perell’s ruling.The adjudicator, however, concluded the assault happened after the school closed and rejected M.F.’s claim. In a bizarre deduction exercise, the adjudicator determined M.F. must have been 10 when the incident occurred, roughly two years after the school’s closure.The adjudicator based this determination by comparing the age of her Catholic nieces and the religious steps leading to the role of altar boy, according to a portion of the hearing transcript excerpted in Perell’s ruling.The Adjudicator:  Grade 2 is your first communion, that’s right. I’m just trying to think of my nieces because they’re Catholic and they’re going through this right now.M.F.: Oh yeah?The Adjudicator: So, yeah, they—and the one is in Grade 2, she’s getting her first communion this year, supposedly, I don’t know. And then confirmation comes after communion.M.F.: M’hmm.…The Adjudicator: Right? So I think you’re a little older than eight when you’re confirmed. Like nine or 10.M.F. I’m not sure.M.F. then appealed the rejection to a review adjudicator and the re-review adjudicator, losing both times.Perell found the adjudicator, review adjudicator and re-review adjudicator all committed serious errors in handling M.F.’s case.Perell ruled that the IAP adjudicator on the case made an “inconsistent, discordant and…perverse finding of fact.”The judge found that the review adjudicator’s “deference” to the adjudicator’s initial ruling was “an abdication of the review adjudicator’s responsibility” under the Indian residential school agreement.Perell determined the re-review adjudicator also failed to follow the guidelines set out in the settlement agreement through an erroneous and restrictive interpretation that led to the “myopic logic that caused the grave injustice done in the present case.”In the end, Perell refused to refer the case back to the IAP process for another hearing and instead ordered the parties to negotiate a settlement for M.F. If the parties failed to reach a settlement Perell ruled he would make the final determination on the award.NDP MP Charlie Angus, who has been an increasingly persistent critic of the IAP process, said Perell’s ruling reveals a deeper systemic failing with an IAP more concerned with protecting the system than providing justice to survivors.“In cases where the adjudicators have failed we have never seen the IAP willing to stand up for the survivor, they are protecting their own, they are protecting a failed system,” said Angus. “What about all the other cases where the IAP shrugged when evidence was suppressed or when justice officials lied?”Angus said he no longer trusts the IAP process and believes it is time to take cases like these out of the system.“If this happened in a court of law there would be legal and professional consequences,” he said. “A credible judicial process would have consequences. So far there have been no consequences for this behaviour.”M.F.’s lawyer David Schulze was not available for comment.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

Addressing the Preparatory Committee for the UN General Assembly’s special session on children in September, Ms. Fréchette cited “real and significant” progress in a number of areas since the landmark 1990 World Summit for Children. Child mortality rates were down, immunization levels were up, and more girls and boys were receiving an education than ever before. “Clearly, children now have a much higher profile on the national and global political agendas,” said Ms. Fréchette, introducing We the Children, a report by the Secretary-General which reviews progress since the 1990 Summit. “Yet much more needs to be done.” She noted that over 10 million children still die each year “often from preventable causes,” while an estimated 150 million others suffer from malnutrition. Conflicts took the lives of approximately 2 million children over the past decade, and the HIV/AIDS epidemic has left more than 13 million orphans in its wake.The General Assembly’s special session on children “must aim at regenerating political will and commitment in order to address the remaining challenges and emerging issues affecting the well being of our children,” Ms. Fréchette told the final preparatory session, which opened today and runs through Friday.Calling for a “decisive shift” in national investments to favour the well being of children, the Deputy Secretary-General said leaders attending the special session must exert the necessary political will to bring about that transformation.”We have the knowledge, the resources and the strategies to act,” she said. “It is no longer a question of what is possible, but of what is given priority, and there is no issue more important than the survival and harmonious development of our children.” read more

by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 13, 2012 10:15 am MDT Ontario Teachers Pension Plan gets controlling stake in clothing firm AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is dressing up its investments, gaining a majority stake in Norwegian clothing designer Helly Hansen Group AS.Teachers is acquiring roughly 75 per cent of Helly Hansen from Altor Fund II, which is keeping a quarter stake in the company. Financial terms weren’t disclosed in Friday’s announcement.“Helly Hansen is an iconic brand with a long heritage and a strong commitment to innovation and design,” said Teachers Private Capital vice-president Jo Taylor, who heads the pension plan’s London office.“We see excellent opportunities to continue growing revenues and international awareness outside the core European markets.”Helly Hansen is headquartered in Oslo and designs and markets outdoor apparel. It employs 500 people.CEO Peter Sjolander says Helly Hansen is happy to have Teachers as a long-term owner.The fund’s strong financial backing and established global footprint will be invaluable as we look to expand the Helly Hansen brand internationally, particularly in North America,” said Sjolander.Teachers has $117.1 billion in assets and is the largest single-profession pension plan in Canada.It invests the pension fund’s assets and administers the pensions of 300,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario.Last month, the fund invested US$400 million in Kyobo Life Insurance Co. Ltd., the third-largest insurance company in South Korea.Teachers recently sold its stake in the Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment franchise to Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B), Bell Canada (TSX:BCE) and Larry Tannenbaum of Kilmer Sports. read more

Riot police clash with taxi drivers and street sellers during a demonstration, in Rome, Tuesday, February 21, 2017. A weeklong strike by taxi drivers that has crippled transport in Rome, Milan and Turin is heating up, with cabbies marching through the eternal city to protest legislation they say will favor Uber and other car-hire services. (Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA via AP) ROME – A weeklong strike by taxi drivers that has crippled transport in Rome, Milan and Turin is heating up, with cabbies marching through the eternal city to protest legislation they say will favour Uber and other car-hire services.The strike has stranded tourists at Italy’s main airports and train stations, complicated commutes and raised alarm about the Wednesday start of Milan fashion week, when cabs are in demand to shuttle fashionistas from show to show.Riot police were keeping the peace outside parliament Tuesday and later lined a protest route through downtown Rome. The drivers say the legislation would help Uber’s “irregular” inroads into Italy’s rigidly regulated taxi industry. Supporters say Italians want greater choice in ride-sharing options.Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi lent her support by visiting the protest Tuesday. Rome mayor supports taxi drivers striking against Uber by The Associated Press Posted Feb 21, 2017 5:53 am MDT Last Updated Feb 21, 2017 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Then-redshirt junior guard Kam Williams slams home a dunk against Fairleigh Dickinson on Dec. 3, 2016 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won 70-62. Credit: Mason Swires | Former Assistant Photo EditorThe first question to Ohio State redshirt senior guard Kam Williams at Thursday afternoon’s media availability was simple: How’s the new guy?“Which one?” Williams quipped, in response.The question, of course, was referring to men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann, who was hired a little less than a month ago to replace Thad Matta, the winningest coach in program history.Since he arrived in Columbus, the former Butler coach and his assistants – Ryan Pedon, Mike Schrage and Terry Johnson – have worked individually with many of the players, getting to know them. Williams has sat down and met with Holtmann on several occasions.“They’re very eager to get to work. Very hungry to get everything rolling so I’m very excited about that,” Williams said of Holtmann and his assistant coaches. “Everything around here is, obviously, different. I just see it as, like, a new challenge.”The players and coaches are still going through the feeling-out stage, according to Williams. But Holtmann isn’t afraid to get in the guard’s face.“Yesterday we were doing a little defensive drill. I didn’t close out the way I should’ve closed out and he kind of got into me a little bit,” Williams said. “The defensive side is where I want to make the most strides in so hearing that every day, I could mess up 99 times, but hearing that is just motivation to get better and get it the hundredth time if that’s what I’ve got to do.”That isn’t a unique situation. Williams said that although it wasn’t necessarily an issue prior to Holtmann’s arrival, he appreciates and enjoys his new coach’s blunt style of coaching.“He tells you what you need to hear. He doesn’t tell you what you want to hear,” Williams said. “ If you’re messing up, he’s going to let you know immediately; no beating around the bush.”The roster has experienced much turnover this offseason. Gone are sophomore guard Jaquan Lyle, junior forward Trevor Thompson, redshirt freshman forward Derek Funderburk and incoming freshman guard Braxton Beverly. The only additions to the roster are freshmen forwards Kyle Young and Kaleb Wesson, which leaves the Buckeyes with just nine scholarship players, including walk-on guard Joey Lane.Williams made clear he isn’t worried about that, and neither are his teammates.“We have supreme confidence in the seven, eight guys we have and we feel like, if we all can gel, we don’t need anybody else to come in the circle,“ Williams said when asked if he was concerned about a lack of depth.Williams and junior C.J. Jackson are the only non-walk-on guards on the roster, as currently constructed. The duo averaged 9.4 points in 30.7 minutes per game and 5.6 points in 19.1 minutes per game, respectively, last season.Both guards will be called into action early and often in the upcoming season. But Williams, espousing confidence, believes they’ll be up for the task, suggesting he and Jackson would be dangerous to their opposition even if they had to play the entire game. Williams has even moved over to the other guard spot, spending much of the summer working to improve his point guard skills.In his final season playing for Ohio State, Williams is willing to do anything for his team.“We want to turn up. We want to get lit. We want to lay it all out there because it’s no tomorrow for me and (senior forward Jay’Sean Tate),” Williams said. “I feel like if we bring that energy every single day, it’ll trickle down to every single person on our roster. It’s now or never, that’s how I look at it every single day.”More than anything else, Williams just wants to have fun. He battled mononucleosis his first year at Ohio State and has seen his team’s record worsen each year he’s been on the team.“The thing with me, I just get caught up in going to work every single day, but I don’t really take into account the fun aspect of the game and that’s something that I’ve been doing a lot lately,” Williams said. “Just taking a step back and thinking about everything I’ve endured here and just having fun with the last go-around.” read more

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Mr Doyle said that Twitter’s ban of his account is what helped to make it popularCredit: Fiona Hanson Doyle When a former Oxford University postgraduate student set up a satirical Twitter account in April 2018 under the name of Titania McGrath, he had no idea of the social media storm that was to follow.Aiming to poke fun at the “identitarian left” who use “vicious tactics to push identity politics above all else”, the parody account quickly amassed over 180,000 social media followers.After months of speculation, the individual behind it can finally be revealed – as a 40-year-old former private school teacher with a doctorate in Early Renaissance Poetry from Wadham College, Oxford.Dr Andrew Doyle created the account to mock today’s “woke culture” that is obsessed with gender fluidity, identity politics and hates freedom of speech.Describing Titania McGrath as “a militant vegan who thinks she is a better poet than William Shakespeare”, Mr Doyle told The Telegraph: “Woke is the concept that everything must be inclusive, inoffensive, that you always use the correct language and that you must be hyper aware of other people’s sensitivities. “The majority of people are desperate for this culture to be mocked. The account has become so popular because people are sick of feeling that they can’t say what they want. It used to be the case that if someone spoke out of turn, you would say that’s a bit much, apologise and everyone would move on. Now you post a screenshot on Twitter and try to get someone fired.“Titania is staying the stuff that most people want to say.”The satirical account has become so popular that it landed Mr Doyle a book deal. ‘Woke: A Guide to Social Justice’ is published tomorrow and has received so many pre-orders that it is already in the top 100 books on Amazon.  Named after Titania, the queen of the fairies, in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mr Doyle drew on his academic thesis when setting up the parody Twitter account.“She is named after the queen of the fairies because I think all of this ‘woke culture’ is an utter fantasy world,” he said. “The people who promote this hyper inclusive culture are fantasists.“They believe that racial boundaries must be strictly policed, so any cultural appropriation is completely off bounds. But gender is totally 100 per cent fluid and you can pick and choose as you please. This stuff is completely incoherent and the stuff of fantasy. So I think it’s quite appropriate that she is named after the queen of the fairies.” “This social justice movement is full of people who are arrogant, narcissistic and very certain in themselves. The very idea that they could be wrong doesn’t even cross their mind. That to me is incredibly funny. I thought Titania could embody all of that. Titania McGrath’s jokes are often labelled as offensive by Twitter and have resulted in the account being banned four times. read more

← Previous Story THW Kiel wins friendlies in Plock -Jicha 20 goals in two matches! Next Story → Carlos Prieto joins Kadetten Schaffhausen franceJerome FernandezOlympic handball gold Members of French and Swedish NT shared different type of energies after the Olympic Final in which France repeated fantastic success from Beijing:Coach Claude ONESTA (FRA): “BEIJING 2008 was about us winning the Olympic gold after years of trying and people expecting us to add that gold medal to our collection. It was the only one we had not won. So it was relief to get it four years ago. This triumph here in LONDON is totally different. It was a situation where we had an old team of players who wanted to show everyone who doubted them that they were still able to be Olympic champions. That they still had the ability and skills to win an Olympic gold. And, I am delighted to say, they certainly did just that. They showed they were not too old or finished.”

”We had a poor European championships where we could not find any rhythm or form. Therefore people started to doubt us. But the whole team worked so hard in preparing for this competition for months and months. “I always believed in my players. I always believed that they still had one more excellent big competition in them, and that they could rise to the occasion here. So I am so happy for all of them, and the fans who came here to support us so noisily.”Player Jerome FERNANDEZ (FRA): “This is the most beautiful day in my life. But now it is so hard to think how we can ever repeat this. How will be follow this up and do it again in four years time? I am so proud of my team because for eight weeks we have worked really hard and prepared so well to give our best effort here. We have won another title and it feels
so fantastic.”Coach Ola LINDGREN (SWE): “I am disappointed. We fought all 60 minutes with strong defence and active attack. It’s hard to lose the final with just one goal difference. Yet we are proud about our team. Everybody expected France to play in the final but hardly anybody thought of us as potential finalists.”Player Tobias KARLSSON (SWE): ”We fought well as we have been doing in all games of the Olympic competition. We were close to success but didn’t have enough power to accomplish our winning task at the end.”text: ihf.infoPHOTO: UROŠ HOČEVAR (IHF) read more

first_img By Murray Kinsella Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://the42.ie/3310696 Western Force deny reports they are to be cut from Super RugbyLancaster maintaining phaseplay focus to help Leinster overcome Wasps Follow us: the42.ie 20,888 Views Share21 Tweet Email1 EPCR HAVE CONFIRMED the possible semi-final venues for this season’s Champions Cup, with Munster set to play at either the Aviva Stadium or Murrayfield if they beat Toulouse in Saturday’s quarter-final. Munster may have a home semi-final at the Aviva. Source: James Crombie/INPHOLeinster, meanwhile, face a trip to Matmut Stadium de Gerland in Lyon to clash with Clermont or a visit to the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice to meet Toulon, depending on how this weekend’s ties go.If Saracens beat Glasgow in their quarter-final on Sunday and Munster win against Toulouse, then the southern province will host Sarries at the Aviva Stadium on the weekend of 22/23 April.However, if Glasgow beat Saracens away on Sunday and Munster win against Toulouse, then the Scottish side will have home country advantage and Rassie Erasmus’ men will travel to Murrayfield for the semi-finals.Leinster will definitely have to head to France for their semi-final if they beat Wasps at the Aviva on Saturday.If Toulon beat Clermont, then Leo Cullen’s squad will head to Nice for their semi-final, but if Clermont are victorious in that all-French quarter-final, then Leinster face a trip to Lyon.Listed below are all the possible semi-final fixtures and venues:EPCR say that the format for the semi-finals “recognises performances by clubs during the pool stage, as well as the achievement of winning a quarter-final match away from home.”The Champions Cup organisers worked with the IRFU, SRU, Premiership Rugby and LNR to settle on each of the possible venues.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Munster’s Champions Cup SF will be in the Aviva or Murrayfield if they get through Meanwhile, Leinster face a trip to either Lyon or Nice if they can get past Wasps this weekend. Short URL Tuesday 28 Mar 2017, 12:08 PM Mar 28th 2017, 12:08 PM 14 Comments last_img read more

first_imgHot weather and dry conditions have prompted the Ilani Casino Resort to cancel its Labor Day weekend fireworks show, which was scheduled for dusk on Sunday.“The safety and well-being of our guests and our community is our priority, so we have decided to cancel the fireworks show,” said Kara Fox-LaRose, president and general manager.All other Labor Day Weekend activities and entertainment will continue as scheduled.last_img

first_imgHow sweet it is!Delightful summer weather will unfold today with highs about 80 degrees before temperatures climb close to 90 degrees on Sunday.The Fourth of July dawned on the chilly side, with morning lows in the 40s and even a few upper 30s in the higher elevations. The official low for Vancouver was 47 degrees but I had 42 degrees here in Salmon Creek with a touch of shallow fog. Brrr!On Wednesday morning, Astoria, Ore., tied its record low for July 4 of 45 degrees, which was set just last year.I had many emails asking me about the extreme heat back east and if it is tied to global warming My answer, of course, is that weather occurs in cycles as variances in climate. My question would be: If 100 -year temperature records are being broken, what caused it to be so hot say 100 years ago? Many of those old records occurred way before the industrial revolution of the early 1900s.Moving right along, we have a very nice extended forecast setting up with no rain in sight and warm temperatures. We’ll go from about seasonal temperatures Thursday to way above for a few days and then back down to seasonal highs in the upper 70s later next week. Couldn’t ask for anything better, could we?We always hear that summer weather begins after the Fourth of July and many times it rains on the Fourth. That is kind of a myth if you look at the long-term records. The state climate office had this to say about July rainfall: “Why is early July so much wetter and cooler than late July across much of the state? This transition in the weather is linked to evolution in the regional atmospheric circulation, mostly in the form of a pole ward shift.”Don’t know why, it just is.Enjoy the rest of your glorious week, get out the sunblock, fill the kiddies’ wading pools and grab a cold one. Enjoy our 40-day summer. Ha-ha!Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at Weather Systems.last_img read more