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first_imgCOLUMBUS, Ohio – Roberto Castro shot a 3-under 68 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead in the Web.com Tour Finals’ Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. Castro birdied the par-4 15th and 16th holes and closed with two pars to finish at 7-under 206 on Ohio State’s Scarlet Course. The 30-year-old former Georgia Tech player has played the PGA Tour the last four seasons, but slipped to 188th in the FedEx Cup standings to drop into the series that replaced Q-school. The tournament is the third of four events for the top 75 players from the Web.com Tour money list, Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup standings and non-members who earned enough money to have placed in the top 200 had they been eligible to receive points. The top 25 players on Web.com Tour regular-season money list earned PGA Tour cards. They are competing against each other for Tour priority, with regular-season earnings counting in their totals. The other players are fighting for another 25 cards based on series earnings, with Castro entering the week tied for 11th with $30,118. Last year, Eric Axley took the 25th card with $36,312. Harold Varner III, Robert Garrigus and Zack Fisher were tied for second at 5 under. Varner had a 66, Garrigus shot 67, and Fisher 69.last_img read more

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first_imgBy Mike Weir 04/12/2020 Password* Please Login LOGIN Forgotten your password? Please click here New Premium subscriber REGISTER << Go back Reset Your Password Email* Chris Evans, a popular British radio DJ, used the term ‘cool chain’ on his national breakfast show on Thursday morning.Seeing no need to explain such industry jargon to listeners who were mostly busy getting their kids ready for school, shows how central logistics has become to the coronavirus story.Evans was, of course, discussing the operation underway in the UK to distribute the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, approved by British regulators on Wednesday. “People here are already receiving invitations to get the ... Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Premium subscriber LOGIN Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Email* Resetlast_img read more

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first_imgComputer literate (MS office, database, Drupal, internet tools, social media); Tweet Managing multiple tasks. Experience in writing for the internet and social media;Experience in editing and updating website;Knowledge of event management;Excellent written, spoken and presentational skills in English; Other languages are an asset; Desirable requirements are as follows:Experience in working in a communications role e.g. advocacy, PR, journalism;Experience in writing resources and materials for advocacy, political activity, cycling media, voluntary groups etc.Knowledge of contact database management;Knowledge of EU institutions & decision making process;English as a native language; Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. November 20, 2015 Published by miro Strong networking skills (attending events, meetings etc.). PhD on Big Data, Democracy and Fundamental Rights in Belgium ← TigerCreate Adventure Book Competition Reddit RemunerationThe internship is remunerated by monthly salary of EUR 750. ECF offers a friendly and international office in the heart of the European Brussels. There are a lot of opportunities to learn and to demonstrate creativity, management skills and to work on advocacy and cycling related issues.How to apply?The deadline for applications is 25 November 2015. To apply please send a CV and short cover letter in English to Diane Auchapt ([email protected]). Selected applicants will be interviewed during the week of 30 of November at their office in Brussels or via Skype.For more information please visit the official website and read the official call. Paid Internship at European Cyclists Federation Access to Energy – Journalism Fellowship → LinkedIn 0 Share 0 Similar Stories EU RESOURCE MOBILISATION COORDINATOR Deadline: 25 November 2015Open to: applicants experienced in updating  social media and websites with excellent written and spoken EnglishRemuneration: EUR 750 per monthDescriptionThe European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) is an umbrella federation for national cycling organisations (organisations which promote bike for urban mobility) throughout Europe. Its main goal is to promote cycling as a sustainable and healthy means of transportation and recreation. ECF is looking for 2 motivated interns to join its team in Brussels.The chosen individuals will be part of the communication team and work on social media, contact management, writing for the web, data research, editing brochures, press relations, attending events etc. ETC foresees a 6 month paid and full time internship, to start asap and no later than January 2016.EligibilityAll applicants should meet following essential requirements: +1 Traineeships at the General Secretariat of the Council of European Union Pocketlast_img read more

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first_imgA counter terrorism seminar has given an insight into how to reduce the risks of an attack on transport businessesThere has been a growing increase in the use of vehicles as weapons, as seen in the attacks in Nice, Berlin and London.Last week (1 June) transport law solicitors Backhouse Jones hosted a Counter Terrorism Seminar in London, designed to inform operators of the risks, as well as how to prevent, avoid and prepare for terrorism incidents.The transport industry employs approximately 1.5 million people. ”You’re the fifth largest industry in the UK,” says Ian Jones, Director of Backhouse Jones.UK threat levelThe UK has five threat levels, from Low to Critical. The current threat level for international terrorism in the UK is Severe – meaning an attack is highly likely. The level has not been lower than severe since 2014.Superintendent David Roney, Deputy National Coordinator Protect and Prepare (NCPP), said the threat level is likely to remain at Severe for the foreseeable feature.The threatsA government security advisor from the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), gave an insight into the threats which you can encounter and advice on how to reduce the risks posed.He highlighted the transport sector’s importance part of the UK’s Critical Infrastructure.There are five styles of vehicle borne  IED threats:ParkedEncroachmentPenetrative impactDeceptionDuressCPNI’s website has advice on managing these threats, a subject called hostile vehicle mitigation.Protecting your sitesYou should be investing proportionally in security and where possible have security layers, he said, telling delegates to imagine an onion having its centre protected. If one layer is compromised then a hostile has further layers  to contend with.“Knowing people make mistakes, it’s good to have more than one layer of security just in case something fails,” says the government advisor.This approach to layers can be in the form of physical security, such as fencing, barriers,  detection systems, alarms, CCTV cameras and complementary personal security measures involving recruiting the right people, engendering a security culture into the organisation, or spotting and reporting hostile reconnaissance.Measures can be installed on vehicles and depots and  reviewing both your security hardware and procedures regularly, and not just when an incident occurs, will ensure optimum security.“Security costs money, but can save in the long run,” says Jonathon Backhouse, Director of Backhouse Jones. “Invest in training, security and insurance.”It’s important to be aware that an attack could occur, so it is recommended to make the necessary investments in your security early.Adding telematics and tracking to your fleets may help reduce incidents. With these live tracking devices, you may notice something unusual well before the incident. “Live tracking helps massively, but it needs to be monitored and acted on” says Jonathon.Assessing the risk“Could your vehicle or staff be involved? You as an employer and business have a duty of care and responsibility,” says James Backhouse, Director of Backhouse Jones.  Operators may want to consider terrorism insurance for added protection. James recommends that you check your policy as different insurers have different insurance conditions.There are things operators can do to raise awareness: Analyse the nature of the vehicle use, check vehicle locations and check staff. “These are things you’ll be doing already, but now you need to apply these to the idea of your vehicle being used in an attack,” says Mr Backhouse.Cyber awareness“Cyber-crime is just like all crimes. The intention is still to steal, hurt or damage someone or something, cyber-terrorism is the same,” says Supt Roney.Social media was discussed, and how important it is for you to be aware of what you or you staff are publishing, such as posting images that could be used by a hostile for planning an attack or crime against your premise or vehicles.“You need to have security oversight and be aware of what your corporate communications team are unwittingly disclosing. “You could be making yourself, your customers or sites vulnerable by what you are publishing.”Publishing strategically angled pictures to include elements of security – fencing in the background, a security guard and CCTV – in the picture, will highlight that you take security seriously. But be aware that the level of detail should not be so great that it helps hostiles.“Posting information online can put your personal safety and a business at risk,” says Simon Roberts of The National Counter Terrorism Security Office.Fail to plan, plan to fail“You can ensure that you can recover more effectively from an incident if you have a plan in advance,” says The Head of The National Counter Terrorism Security Office.Ultimately, by thinking ahead and making investments in security and training, you will be able to reduce risks of crimes to you, your business, your employees and your customers.It was said at the seminar: “The most dangerous thing you can do today is cross the road – but there’s a risk there, and there’s a risk of terrorism.”With an increase in vehicles being used as a weapon, it has now become evident that basic security systemy are no longer enough and that there is a growing need for added protection, such as extra insurance.It has also become clear that operators should be prepared for an attack, and while some may see it as being overly-prepared, this seminar highlighted that its best have all the measures in place – just incase – because although an attack may be unlikey, it could still happen.A vital point made on the day was that security is where health and safety was 25 years ago, showing that security measures need to be improved vastly and if everyone did their part in protecting themselves, it will become more strong and stable.Find out more: www.cpni.gov.uklast_img read more

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first_imgSALT LAKE CITY (Fox13) —Emergency crews are using a new method to help people who suffer heart attacks. They call it the “pit crew approach,” and the Salt Lake City Fire Department has been using it for about two years. Officials said the approach has resulted in a dramatic rise in the number of people who survive the initial coronary episode. Firefighters set up a demonstration Monday morning in an effort to show what happens when someone comes upon a person suffering from a heart attack.last_img

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreSuleiman Baraka, the eldest of 14 children of a Palestinian butcher, rose from humble beginnings in violence-wracked Gaza to become an astrophysicist, space weather expert and researcher for NASA, the US space agency.Now, at 45, he is back home with a new mission: to teach kids to look up from their blockaded, beaten-down surroundings and into the limitless beauty of the universe.(READ the AP Story at Jerulsalem Post)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

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first_imgDrawing on the results of 80 interviews from members of the private sector of the workforce in Cuba, Carmelo Mesa-Lago, distinguished service professor emeritus of economics and Latin American studies at the University of Pittsburgh, delivered a lecture Tuesday called “Voices of Change from the Non-State Sector in Cuba” at the Hesburgh Center. The lecture focused on economic changes in Cuba over the past several years. The results of the interviews have already been published in the book “Voces de Cambio en el Sector no Estatal en Cuba,” which Mesa-Lago co-authored. An English version of the book will be available in the fall of 2017.According to Mesa-Lago, the rise of the private sector in Cuba can be attributed to economic reforms made under Raul Castro. While there is some information available on the impact of these reforms, Mesa-Lago and his co-authors wanted to look at the reforms from a new angle.“Although we have substantial information in terms of this non-state sector, we didn’t know what the feelings of the people involved in that sector were,” he said. “We wanted to find out, ‘What do they think about so many important issues that they are dealing with?’”As a result of the research and interviews, Mesa-Lago said this project has been a unique one for him.“I have written a lot of books, and I have never been more involved in a book like this because for the first time I was hearing the Cuban people talking, and that was fascinating for me,” he said.The project is also relevant due to the growing private sector in Cuba, Mesa-Lago said. In 2015, 71 percent of those employed worked in the state sector, which was a decrease from previous years, he said.Mesa-Lago said the interviews were primarily conducted with people who work in non-agricultural production and service cooperatives, usufruct farmers and those who buy and sell private dwellings.The group of people who work in cooperative farms is especially important, according to Mesa-Lago.“It’s a tiny group, but they play an important role because Cuba gives preference to the cooperatives over self-employment because it’s a more advanced socialist form of organization and therefore they have an advantage over self-employment,” he said.Mesa-Lago described the private workforce as “young, male, white, with very high education.”While he said this is not typical of the Cuban population, he was more surprised by the satisfaction of the workers than the lack of a representative population. From the interviews, 80 percent of the workers were satisfied in the non-state sector, and only five percent identified themselves as unsatisfied.“This is very interesting and surprising because they face a lot of problems – regulation, inspections, taxes, etc.,” Mesa-Lago said.The main problems these workers face involves their inputs and state interference, Mesa-Lago said. Since 25 percent of the inputs can only be obtained from a state shop, according to Mesa-Lago, the workers have a lack of options in obtaining their resources.The interviews also revealed that state interference and bureaucracy was a common problem with the private sector, with 27 percent of the interviewees mentioning it as a problem they faced in their business.Aggregating the results of the interviews, Mesa-Lago said people working in the non-state sector want three primary changes — more liberty, less state regulation and interference and more estate incentives and guarantees. These requests signal to Mesa-Lago the desires of the voices in change in the country moving forward.Tags: Carmelo Mesa-Lago, Cuba, Private Sector Employmentlast_img read more

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first_img Those are both very serious, so here is some lighter foreign fare. Tel Aviv on Fire tells the story of a lowly Palestinian writer who finds success at a popular soap opera when he takes advice from the commander at the Israeli security checkpoint. I am also a big fan of Ash is Purest White, a tragicomedy about a woman who watches her life rise thanks to her gangster-boyfriend, and then fall apart when she goes to prison for him. This was almost on my list of top 10 films of the year.Finally, a fun little indie gem, Brittany Runs a Marathon, is the charming story of an average young woman who decides to get her life in order as she trains to run a marathon. Jillian Bell stars in this delightful comedy.Movie reviews by Sean, “The Movie Guy,” are published each week in “The Port Arthur News” and seen weekly on KFDM and Fox4. Sean welcomes your comments via email at [email protected] Yesterday and Blinded by the Light played in our local theaters, but they weren’t widely seen. Both films are a lot of fun, especially for fans of the Beatles and Bruce Springsteen. Appealing to classic rock fans is the documentary, Echo in the Canyon, which explores the explosion of pop music that came out Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s. With performances and interviews with Tom Petty, Brian Wilson, David Crosby, Eric Clapton, Beck, Fiona Apple, Nora Jones and more, this is a fascinating look at music history.Speaking of documentaries, there are several that you might want to check out. Apollo 11 obviously delves into America’s space program with never-seen-before footage that is both visually stunning and emotionally rousing. Down on earth we have The Biggest Little Farm, the story of a young couple that decides to start an ecologically balanced farm — it’s a siren call to anybody who has ever felt the need to quit the rat race and get back in communion with nature.For something with some more emotional fireworks, look at For Sama and The Cave. Both are harrowing, foreign language looks at the brave men and women running hospitals while under siege in Syria. These are shocking, cinematic gut-punches, and two of the best documentaries from last year.If Parasite proved that American audiences would watch foreign language films, then I have several other great films to recommend. At the top of my list is Portrait of a Lady on Fire, a visually stunning tale of forbidden love in France in the 1700s. Also, acclaimed filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar reteams with Antonio Banderas in Pain and Glory, the story of a Spanish filmmaker examining his past in search for meaning in his art. The Coronavirus is forcing Hollywood to take a sabbatical, meaning that there won’t be any new movies to see until May, at the earliest.You shouldn’t be going out to the theater, but watching movies at home is perfectly fine. If there’s a silver lining to this crisis, perhaps it’s that movie fans will get a chance to catch up on their movie watch list. With that in mind, allow me to suggest some of the best films from last year that you might have missed.center_img 2019 was filled with some wonderfully feel-good movies that had music as their center.Perhaps my favorite is Wild Rose, the story of a recently paroled Scottish woman who embarks on an improbable country music career. Newcomer Jessie Buckley shines thanks to solid acting and superb singing. I saw this film months ago, but I still find the haunting song “Glasgow” echoing in my head all this time later.Another favorite is Hearts Beat Loud, the story of a father who starts a band with his daughter just as she’s getting ready to leave for college. Online success complicates their relationship in this fun family drama that’s also a story of rock stardom dreams.last_img read more

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first_imgPassing Strange, the musical collaboration which won singer-songwriter Stew a 2008 Tony Award for Best Book, could be headed back to the Great White Way. According to The New York Post, Broadway producer John Hart is eyeing the transfer of an early 2018 production directed by Tea Alagic that is set to play Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater.”I’m a huge fan of this piece and I am looking forward to seeing this regional production at the Wilma, which has an impeccable reputation,” said Hart in a statement to Broadway.com. “I can’t wait to see how this great team reimagines Passing Strange.”Passing Strange, which features a score by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, follows Stew’s early journey traveling through Europe discovering himself as an artist. The work began at Berkeley Rep in 2006, made its New York debut in 2007 at off-Broadway’s Public Theater and transferred to Broadway’s Belasco Theatre in 2008 under the direction of Annie Dorsen. It earned seven Tony nominations but was eclipsed for the major prizes of Best Score and Best Musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ In the Heights. Passing Strange closed after 165 performances.The original Passing Strange featured a cast that included Daniel Breaker, Colman Domingo, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Chad Goodridge, Eisa Davis and de’Adre Aziza. Stew starred, with Rodewald onstage singing with the show’s band. The Philadelphia production won’t include the creators in the cast but they will oversee the production process. The new mounting at the Wilma is set to run from January 10-February 18. View Commentslast_img read more

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first_imgby. Robin ReminesIncidents happen all the time (storms, power failures, network outages) and credit unions  must be prepared. Risk mitigation is simply part of the job for every credit union employee. Our role is to turn new products and services inside out to look for possible threats before rolling out to the membership. And for the most part, this is our strength! Where we don’t do as well however is getting information regarding our DR/BCP efforts out to our employees before/during and after a crisis. I’ve compiled a list quick of tips for improving your employee crisis communications plan.1. Educate and remind your staff about the plan MORE than once a year. Annual training is great but use creative means like screen savers and surveys to keep the message alive.2. Invest in communications tools that allow you to stay in touch with employees during a crisis. SMS based tools enable you to send text messages. Collaboration tools such as Microsoft Lync allow you to integrate voice, video and chat.3.  When possible, communicate face-to-face (f2f). F2F creates trust and a calm environment. When F2F isn’t physically possible, the communications tools mentioned above will allow you to set up a video session with connected employees. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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