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June 20, 2021

45 players nominated for LaoisToday 2020 senior football Team of the Year

first_img The 2020 edition of the Laois senior football championship has yet to be completed.Last year, we made it down to the semi final stages before action was called to a halt in October due to the commencement of inter-county action.A two-week local lockdown in August meant Laois lost three weekends of action and that meant the schedule could not be completed.As it stands, the semi finals will see Emo face Graiguecullen and Portarlington take on Ballyfin – but God only knows when they will actually be played.The GAA at national level had set out plans for the season to resume at the end of February but a Covid spike meant action won’t be possible until May at the earliest now.And the GAA are still undecided whether the club or county games will return first.For the last number of years, at the end of each season, we traditionally pick our selection for Team of the Year.With the competition incomplete, we postponed this but with no prospect of a resumption for some months to come – we’ve decided to plough on with our Team of the Year for 2020.In a departure from the norm, and in a bid to refresh in people’s minds what happened almost six months ago, we’ve decided to pick nominations for each position this time.The four semi finalists as named above, played only three games – with six of the senior teams knocked out at an earlier stage actually playing four.Two clubs, Emo and Portarlington, have received the most nominations with seven and six respectively.And this is down to the quality of the opposition that they defeated on the way to the final.Emo toppled 2019 defeated finalists Killeshin in Round 1, 2018 defeated finalists O’Dempsey’s in Round 2 and then knocked out three-in-a-row seeking Portlaoise in the quarter final.While Portarlington defeated Stradbally in Round 1, champions Portlaoise in Round 2 and defeated 2018 finalists O’Dempsey’s in the quarter final.The remaining semi finalists, Graiguecullen and Ballyfin, are the next highest represented with five each.GOALKEEPERS (3)Graham Brody (Portlaoise)Scott Osbourne (Portarlington)Shane Coakley (Killeshin)DEFENDERS (18)James O’Rourke (Emo)Padraig Kirwan (Emo)Sean Greene (Emo)Cathal Bennett (Portarlington)Robbie Pigott (Portarlington)Alex Mohan (Portarlington)Mark Timmons (Graiguecullen)Trevor Collins (Graiguecullen)Luke Alsybury (Graiguecullen)David Connolly (Ballyfin)Darragh Connolly (Ballyfin)Fionn Holland (O’Dempsey’s)David Seale (Portlaoise)Denis Booth (The Heath)Shane Bolger (Killeshin)Fiachra C Fennell (Rosenallis)James Kelly (St Joseph’s)Darragh Carolan (Stradbally)MIDFIELDERS (6)Finbarr Crowley (Emo)Kieran Lillis (Portlaoise)James Finn (Ballyfin)Danny O’Reilly (Graiguecullen)Eoin Dunne (Rosenallis)Brian Daly (St Joseph’s)FORWARDS (18)Darren Strong (Emo)Paul Lawlor (Emo)Jack Owens (Emo)James Moore (Ballyfin)Sean Moore (Ballyfin)Jake Foster (Portarlington)David Murphy (Portarlington)Benny Carroll (Portlaoise)Josh Lacey (St Joseph’s)Garry Comerford (Stradbally)Diarmuid Whelan (Ballyroan-Abbey)Donie Kingston (Arles-Killeen)David Conway (Arles-Kilcruise)Ross Bolger (Killeshin)Danny Luttrell (Courtwood)Dylan Kavanagh (The Heath)Matthew Finlay (O’Dempsey’s)Brian Byrne (Graiguecullen)SEE ALSO – Laois footballer set to open new restaurant in popular golf club Twitter Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 18th February 2021 Twitter Previous article13 transfers granted by Laois GAA ahead of 2021 seasonNext articleCaution urged in Vicarstown as canal bridge badly damaged following accident LaoisToday Reporter WhatsApp Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Home Gaelic Football Club Football 45 players nominated for LaoisToday 2020 senior football Team of the Year Gaelic FootballClub FootballSportGAA Council Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic Pinterest Pinterest Electric Picnic 45 players nominated for LaoisToday 2020 senior football Team of the Year RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months TAGSLaois SFC Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

June 18, 2021

NSSC imposes $100,000 fine on Keybase Financial

Keywords Mutual fund dealers,  EnforcementCompanies Nova Scotia Securities Commission The Nova Scotia Securities Commission (NSSC) has approved a settlement agreement with Markham, Ont.-based mutual fund dealer Keybase Financial Group Inc., the commission said Friday. The NSSC says Keybase violated N.S. securities laws by failing to ensure the accurate recording of client information by employees during new account applications. The firm also failed to make sufficient enquiries of client credit worthiness, instead relying on the third-party investment lender to make the determination. Keybase also failed to ensure that all of its employees were properly registered with the commission. The NSSC says Keybase has accepted responsibility for its conduct and were co-operative with commission staff. Keybase also reviewed and improved its internal compliance systems. The commission approved the settlement agreement and ordered Keybase to: be reprimanded comply with Nova Scotia securities laws comply with the Mutual Fund Dealers Association suitability guidelines make a payment of $148,798 pay an administrative penalty of $100,000 pay costs in connection with the commission investigation and proceedings of $10,000. Branch manager fined Separately, the NSSC approved a settlement with former Keybase branch manager, Gregory Matthew Duncan. The NSSC says Duncan violated provincial securities laws by failing to properly and adequately supervise the trading activities of employee John Alexander Allen. Duncan failed to conduct sufficient inquiries into Allen’s new account applications submissions to ensure the information recorded was correct and consistent. Duncan accepted responsibility for his conduct and was co-operative with commission staff. The commission approved the settlement agreement and ordered that Duncan: be prohibited from becoming registered as an ultimate designated person, as a chief compliance officer, or in any supervisory capacity for a period of five years pay a $10,000 administrative penalty; and pay $1,000 in costs in connection with the investigation. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Facebook LinkedIn Twitter BFI investors plead for firm’s sale IE Staff Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Related news read more

June 18, 2021

IIROC panel suspends Penson Financial

Related news Keywords Back-office firmsCompanies Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada IIROC panel to consider Penson suspension MFDA to stay the course on third party back office firms With Penson’s consent, the panel issued an order that also orders it to cease dealing with the public, to provide notice of the claims process available to clients, and to preserve its books and records, among other things. It also orders Penson to not pay distributions to its shareholder without approval from the Quebec Superior Court. Once the necessary steps for liquidation have been performed, IIROC staff may proceed without further notice with an order terminating Penson’s membership, it notes. The firm is in the process of closing down its business in Canada, after its U.S. parent sold off its businesses in several other countries, and, after failing to find a buyer for the remainder of the firm, decided to wind it up. Ernst & Young Inc. has been appointed liquidator for the firm in Canada. An Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) hearing panel has suspended the carrying brokerage firm Penson Financial Services Canada Inc., as it winds up its business. Following an expedited hearing Monday in Montreal, the self-regulatory organization has immediately suspended the firm’s membership. James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

June 17, 2021

Jamaica among Most ‘Open and Honest’ In Dealing With Influenza A Pandemic

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedJamaica among Most ‘Open and Honest’ In Dealing With Influenza A Pandemic RelatedJamaica among Most ‘Open and Honest’ In Dealing With Influenza A Pandemic RelatedJamaica among Most ‘Open and Honest’ In Dealing With Influenza A Pandemiccenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaica’s risk communication, in relation to the current Influenza A (H1N1) pandemic, has been described as one of the better performers among democratic countries with a free press, by United States’ Risk Communication (RC) Consultant, Dr. Jody Lanard.“Jamaica, in my view, has been in the middle of the pack for risk communication about the pandemic among democratic countries that have a free press: In other words, among the best countries, in terms of the possibility of being open and honest and getting open and honest information out to the people,” she said.Dr. Lanard was speaking at a workshop on risk communication for disease outbreak and disasters, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston, Tuesday (July 28).Public health officials use RC to give citizens necessary and appropriate information, and to involve them in making decisions that affect them.United States’ Risk Communication Consultant, Dr. Jody Lanard, clarifies an aspect of her presentation on risk communication at a workshop at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston, Tuesday (July 28).Dr. Lanard said that RC came about when researchers were trying to figure out why people are worried about the wrong risks, and why the public think that some trivial risks are really serious, and some serious risks are really trivial.She pointed to the main kinds of risk communication – advocating precaution, where one tries to get persons to take something seriously that is being ignored; outrage and fear management, which helps to prevent persons from over-reacting to risks that are considered small.Another kind of risk communication which she noted was crisis communication, which seeks to help persons to validate or bear fear. She contended that people have a right to be frightened, especially during a real crisis, when the danger is real and eminent, or already present.“The message is ‘we’ll get through this together’, and your job is to help people endure their fear, to bear their fear, and to help them direct their fear to the right aspects of the crisis. You have to give them advice that they can actually enact; you have to give them actions that they can take,” she explained.She suggested that health officials and Governments follow the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) outbreak communication guidelines. These guidelines involve building public trust. She noted that maintaining trust and restoring trust when it is lost, is crucial in terms of leading people through an outbreak. She added that involving the public and getting their feedback is also important.Dr. Lanard said that announcing information early is also critical, even when not much is known about a particular outbreak. Governments have to announce information early, so that people can start taking precautions early. But, she said that transparency did not mean telling everything.“When you are not going to tell the public everything, tell them what issues you are keeping quiet about and why,” she suggested. She also pointed to planning the communication strategy ahead of timeAccording to the WHO, 94,512 cases of Influenza A were confirmed in 136 countries and 429 deaths, as at July 6. In Jamaica, there have been 44 confirmed cases and 2 deaths.The 3-day workshop, which runs July 28-30, was organised by the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and WHO. It was put on in an effort to sensitise media personnel on the importance of risk communication in disease outbreaks and other emergencies.It aimed to educate critical stakeholders about the specific strategies and methods, which will enhance the communication of information relating to the present H1N1 situation and other emergencies. Jamaica among Most ‘Open and Honest’ In Dealing With Influenza A Pandemic Health & WellnessJuly 29, 2009last_img read more

June 16, 2021

Free sanitary items to be made available in schools

first_imgFree sanitary items to be made available in schools Sanitary products will be available for female students who need them in all South Australian public schools from 2021.A grant will be provided to each public school based on the number of female enrolments in Year 5 and above, to ensure that access to sanitary products is not a barrier to learning.The program will cost around $450,000 over 3 years and will provide a welcome boost to the programs most schools are already offering for students.Schools that have existing partnerships with charities or local businesses will be able to continue those partnerships in an expanded way.The move comes after a trial at 15 schools last year, which confirmed that while many schools already provide sanitary products if needed, some students didn’t feel comfortable accessing them, potentially putting their attendance at risk.Trial schools worked with students to determine how they would prefer to access the products, with some opting for a basket or box in a particular bathroom, or a discreet bag and code word for staff.The funding supports the Marshall Government’s Attendance Strategy, Attendance Matters, which outlines strategies to improve attendance and achieve higher standards of learning, achievement, health, wellbeing and safety for South Australian children.Education Minister John Gardner said the investment would assist students who need it most.“We are committed to working with schools on improving student wellbeing and removing barriers to learning,” said Minister Gardner.“We want to ensure that no girl or young woman in South Australia is missing school because they don’t have access to sanitary products.“Every young person deserves to attend school feeling happy, cared for and ready to learn.“Meeting the needs of students for sanitary products, whether they have limited access at home or get caught out, gives students less to worry about and allows them to focus on their learning.“Our trial schools had an overwhelmingly positive response from their students, working together to find the right fit for their local needs.“Indeed, while the trial schools did already have existing provisions in place, the very activity of having students and staff work together to identify the best process for their site helped raise awareness and reduce stigma associated with the program.“Funding for these products will allow schools to engage with their students with regards to how products are provided and how students can access sanitary items in a discrete, respectful way. Schools will also be provided with information about some of the procedures that have worked well at other sites.“Through consultation with stakeholders and last year’s successful trial we are confident that this is the right solution to supporting students who need this support.” /Public News. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Australian, bathroom, children, education, Government, Investment, Minister, missing, SA Government, Safety, school, South Australia, students, trial, wellbeing, womanlast_img read more

June 14, 2021

CU Boulder’s commitment to lowering college costs, student debt showing in the numbers

first_img Published: Nov. 21, 2017 CU Boulder’s efforts to make attaining a college degree easier and more affordable are paying off for students. At Thursday’s regular meeting of the University of Colorado Board of Regents, the board heard an update on student debt and financial aid from CU Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Todd Saliman, highlighting ongoing efforts of the university to reduce the overall cost of attendance and student debt.   CU Boulder’s commitment by the numbersUp 275 percentResident students participating in the CU Promise program*Up 4 percentIncrease in Pell grant recipientsUp 32 percentSupport for need- and merit-based programsDown 14.5 percentStudent Debt Tuition and mandatory fees locked over four years*CU Promise participation has grown from 400 students in 2014 to more than 1,500 students today.“We have taken several steps in recent years to make attaining a CU degree affordable for students from a variety of backgrounds. For the quality of education and the cost, CU Boulder is an excellent value for students,” said CU Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano. Declining student debtThe CU Boulder commitment to reducing costs and increasing aid is showing up in the numbers. Ofelia Morales, director of Financial Aid, says that all forms of student debt for Colorado residents have decreased 14.5 percent between the academic years 2012-13 and 2015-16. The CU Boulder student loan default rate is 3.1 percent, well below the national 11.3 percent. “We attribute this downward trend to a number of factors, including our CU Promise grant program, the Colorado tuition guarantee and an increasing commitment from the university to support need-based and merit-based programs,” said Morales. “We have also increased our commitment to financial literacy to help families explore their best financing options.”Tuition guaranteeIn April 2016, the board approved a tuition and mandatory fees guarantee for undergraduate resident students at CU Boulder by a vote of 7-2. Incoming freshmen in the fall of 2018 and 2019 will see a one-time increase of up to 4 percent in their tuition and mandatory fees, which will then remain locked at that rate for four years. The tuition guarantee had previously been in place for non-resident students.Be Boulder PactLast month at the State of the Campus Address, Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano announced the Be Boulder Pact, eliminating $8.4 million per year in course-related fees, increasing the campus commitment to scholarships and supporting the student government’s efforts to reduce textbook costs.The more than 60 course and program fees ranged from $1 language fees to more than $1,000 for a graduate clinical program, and will no longer be charged to students beginning fall 2018.The launch of the Be Boulder Pact also formalized the CU Boulder Impact Scholarship, which had piloted this fall. The scholarships—worth $14,000 over four years—are awarded to students who demonstrate accomplishments, academic success and persistence based on their socio-economic circumstances. Lastly, the university is committing to partner with its student government leaders who are working with the Colorado Department of Education to provide electronic licensed teaching materials to students at an extremely discounted rate, potentially saving them hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars per semester. The Boulder campus is offering to invest up to $1 million to pilot this program on its campus. Commitment to financial aidIn his report to the board on Nov. 16, Saliman reported an increase in financial aid and Pell grants available to CU students. He also reported low undergraduate debt load for resident-students upon graduation compared with other Colorado four-year institutions. Highlights of the report include the following:9.8 percent annual increase in institutional financial aid in fiscal year 20177.9 percent increase in the Pell-eligible population since 2012 (23 percent of CU Boulder students receive Pell grants. Students whose total family income is $50,000 a year or less qualify for the grants.)1 out of every 3 resident undergraduate students receiving financial aid received a Pell grant in fiscal year 20173.7 percent student loan default rate (8 percentage points lower than the national and Colorado averages)20.6 percent increase in undergraduate degrees awarded to Pell students since 2012The full presentation can be found on the BoardDocs website.Categories:AdministrationCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

June 11, 2021

How the Porter Ranch gas leak affects SMMUSD

first_imgHomeNewsEducationHow the Porter Ranch gas leak affects SMMUSD Jan. 28, 2016 at 7:52 amEducationHow the Porter Ranch gas leak affects SMMUSDJeff Goodman5 years agobusesgas leakNewsporter ranchporter ranch gas leakSanta Monicasanta monica newsschool busschool busesschool transportationsmmusd Behind the scenes, officials in the Santa Monica-Malibu school district’s transportation department do what they can to have school buses running smoothly and on time. Sometimes, weather or traffic conditions on Pacific Coast Highway cause route delays. Other times, mechanical issues force them to call for backup vehicles.In recent weeks, though, department director Neal Abramson and his staff have been dealing with a more unusual obstacle: the Porter Ranch gas leak.The massive methane leak at Aliso Canyon Oil Field in an area of Los Angeles County between the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys has led to the evacuation of hundreds of homes amid public health concerns and prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency earlier this month.The leak has also led officials to close Los Angeles Unified School District campuses in the area, meaning hundreds of students are being transported to other sites. And the urgency of the situation has given L.A. Unified priority over SMMUSD and other districts for bus scheduling.The strains on transportation have been felt in the local school district since the start of the semester, spokeswoman Gail Pinsker said. Three trips for February are being rearranged, and transportation officials are working on future reservations as issues arise.The leak has complicated SMMUSD transportation scheduling for extracurricular field trips, including sporting events. It has also impacted bus logistics for students traveling within the district, like when Malibu students travel to Santa Monica for honor band rehearsal.“With our resources of companies, this has not caused the cancellation of any trips, only some challenges with making sure all our needs are covered,” Pinsker said. “We expect as they get more into a routine that the impact of this situation will lessen and go away.”SMMUSD does not have long-term contracts with school bus and tour bus companies because it is a relatively small district, so it typically books individual trips a month or two in advance. But the Porter Ranch gas leak has caused some local scheduling to get “bumped” as bus companies address L.A. Unified’s needs, Pinsker said.“We are committed to safe and timely travel by bus and parents need not be concerned about this added challenge,” Pinsker said. “We can assure parents that bus transportation continues as planned and, as in the past, if there is an issue they will be contacted. This is only unique because it is potentially ongoing for a little bit of time and not just a one-time issue to resolve.”The gas leak has not impacted home-to-school transportation. The district uses its own fleet of buses to provide that service for students with special needs as well as for about 300 children who ride from home to Malibu schools.SMMUSD doesn’t offer home-to-school bus service for interdistrict transfer students. Many of the students with interdistrict permits have parents who work for the district or the City of Santa Monica, Pinsker said.“We have a few interdistrict transfer students who take one of our regular buses from Santa Monica to a Malibu school, but they are picking up at a regular stop within our district boundaries,” Pinsker [email protected] :busesgas leakNewsporter ranchporter ranch gas leakSanta Monicasanta monica newsschool busschool busesschool transportationsmmusdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSMMUSD mulling turf replacement projectsCouncil postpones naming of buffer parkYou Might Also LikeBriefsNewsInput Invited for Marine Park Improvement ProjectsGuest Author2 days agoBriefsNewsPublic Health Emphasizes the Importance of Vaccinations as Distancing and Masking Guidelines Relax Next WeekGuest Author2 days agoBriefsNews“Righting Our Wrongs” performance on June 11Guest Author2 days agoBriefsNewsSEATTLE Feds plan to curtail West Coast salmon fishing to help orcasGuest Author2 days agoBriefsNewsBeach House Begins Community Re-Opening June 15Guest Author2 days agoColumnsFeaturedNewsOpinionWhat’s the Point?whats the pointGAY PRIDE MONTH IS HERE FOR ALL OF USDavid Pisarra2 days agolast_img read more

June 11, 2021

Judge blocks enforcement of LA law that takes aim at NRA

first_imgHomeBusinessJudge blocks enforcement of LA law that takes aim at NRA Dec. 13, 2019 at 5:10 amBusinessCrimeNewsPoliticsJudge blocks enforcement of LA law that takes aim at NRAAssociated Press1 year agobusinessesmass shootingsmayor eric garcettinational rifle associationNRA Associated PressA federal judge on Wednesday blocked enforcement of a Los Angeles law requiring businesses that want city contracts to disclose whether they have ties to the National Rifle Association.The NRA’s request for a preliminary injunction was granted by U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson in Los Angeles. It temporarily prohibits enforcement of the measure while the case unfolds. The next step could be an appeal by the city or an NRA request to make the injunction permanent.The judge also threw out part of the lawsuit on technical grounds and removed the city clerk and Mayor Eric Garcetti as defendants but he refused to entirely dismiss the lawsuit.The ordinance that took effect in April was passed in response to mass shootings around the country, including a November 2018 attack that killed 12 people at a bar in Thousand Oaks, northwest of L.A. It requires those wanting city contracts to disclose whether they have contracts or sponsorship from the gun-rights group.“Public funds provided to such contractors undermines the city’s efforts to legislate and promote gun safety,” the law said.The NRA argued that the measure violates the constitutional First Amendment right to free speech and association and the 14th Amendment right to equal protection. NRA attorney Chuck Michel called it “modern-day McCarthyism” that would force NRA supporters to drop their memberships for fear of losing their livelihoods.In his ruling, the judge said the city contends that granting contracts to those “with business ties to the NRA invariably creates more NRA membership, which leads to more pro-gun advocacy, laxer gun laws, and inevitably more mass shootings.”“Even if this chain of logic was supported by fact, the city is not permitted to restrict political speech as a means of achieving its goal of safer cities,” Wilson ruled.Messages seeking comment from an NRA spokesperson and attorneys for the city were not immediately returned.The NRA has been battling a number of challenges to its operations in recent months, including an investigation by the attorney general in New York, where its charter was formed, and the attorney general in Washington, D.C., where authorities are questioning whether its operations are in violation of its nonprofit status. Several corporations also have cut ties to the group.The NRA sued the city of San Francisco earlier this year over a September resolution by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors that declared the group a “domestic terrorist organization.” The NRA alleged the resolution, which had no legal weight, violated the group’s free speech rights. However, it withdrew the suit in November.Tags :businessesmass shootingsmayor eric garcettinational rifle associationNRAshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentHouse panel presses toward historic Trump impeachment voteFresh Finds: Wild-Caught Alaskan SalmonYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours agolast_img read more

May 24, 2021

Ga. Author Tells Highland Avenue’s History Through Her Father

first_img ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party For Whom The Bell Rings Share Related Stories Natalie Grude Harrington is a great foil to the belief that Atlanta is a transplant city. She’s lived here all her life, and her recent novella takes the reader to an Atlanta of the past.The book, “Highland Avenue,” is also a tribute to her father, another lifelong Atlanta resident. His family emigrated from Russia to Fayetteville, fortunately avoiding the pogroms that had yet to devastate much of the Jewish population in Russia.“My grandfather started out with a cart and a horse, selling from door to door,” said Harrington. “He kept his old ways and, every day after lunch, he would go take a nap on the courtroom steps.”“Highland Avenue” takes place over the course of a walk as the 81-year-old main character, a version of Harrington’s father, recollects the past.“As my father walks down the street, in his mind, he sees all the old shops,” said Harrington, “and he can’t get used to these newfangled things like coffee for $5 a cup.”Along with memories, the book has several heartfelt interactions between Harrington’s father and the new residents of the area. In one instance, her father is welcomed into a new, trendy salon on Highland, where he encounters a man with wildly-colored hair. They become fast friends.Harrington will be presenting “Highland Avenue” this Saturday Oct. 24 at Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta at 11 a.m. Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility 5:21 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List last_img read more

May 18, 2021

Ambassadors for

first_imgAmbassadors for Pocket Share 0 +1 Deadline: 12 October 2013Open to: anyone in the world with a passport, a computer and a curiosity to learn more about the worldRemuneration: opportunity to win airfare, to obtain a letter of recommendation or a full-time position with the (TBT) is a website. Conceived as an interactive, constantly evolving and expanding international project, TBT will bring together travellers within a well-designed community to encourage information exchange, travel planning and as well as an environment to enjoy friendly travel competition.It aims to become the leading interactive travel website for competitive travelers and the general public in terms of web design; the leader in quality and quantity of diverse travel stories, photos and travel experiences on every region in the world; and the leading virtual library on travel is very pleased to start recruitment for the second season of its ambassadorship. Ambassadors represent the website in a specific country or countries:Each ambassadorship season lasts 3 months.Ambassadors have a wide variety of tasks, mainly aimed at getting new members to the site, promoting the content of the site itself or developing associations with other organisations/websites etc.For each task undertaken, ambassadors are awarded points – every two weeks, for a total of 7 times within a season, they send a report with the points they believe that they deserve. This report is the only compulsory activity within the ambassadorship.The ambassadorship makes every member part of an international team, gives you experience in a variety of different tasks, develops your knowledge of different cultures, travel and social media, as well as not having any fixed working hoursLong-term ambassadors will be promoted to senior status and possibly then be offered a full-time position with thebesttravelled.comThis ambassadorship will officially start on Sunday, November 3, 2013 and will end on Sunday, February 2, 2014. Ambassadorship seasons will always last approximately 3 months, starting and ending on the first Sunday of the months in question.RemunerationThe ambassador per month with most points gets a free regional air ticket.The best ambassador per 3 months gets a free long-distance air ticket, while ambassadors in positions 2-5 get travel-related gifts and gadgets.If they complete three months successfully, ambassadors can request a recommendation letter from thebesttravelled.comEligibilityAmbassadors should:have an interest in travel (experience travelling abroad is a big plus)be familiar with social media techniqueshave a decent command of English, especially writtenbe reliable and team playersApplicationBefore you start the recruitment being an ambassador you need to undertake the activities that give you the experience of all the aspects of the website. So, if you haven’t already done so, you need to register at the website, and then test all its features. Only once you have understood the workings of the website itself can you hope to become successful, active ambassadors for it in the regions you have undertaken. If you like what you see, then go ahead and fill in the form HERE. The deadline is 12 October 2013.You will be informed about your provisional acceptance into the programme by October 15th. If you are accepted, you will be paired with a more experienced ambassador for a warm-up task and will also be added on our Facebook page. For any questions during recruitment, contact [email protected] more details please see the official call HERE. Tweet Similar Stories ← Humanitarian Innovation Fund Grants up to £150,000 Nomotechnical Center Belgrade Logo Contest → Reddit LinkedIn 0 International Youth Ambassador Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. October 10, 2013 Published by tatjana Call for YouthLead Ambassadors – Apply Now!last_img read more