High street suffers Black Friday hangover as retail sales drop

first_imgRETAILERS were hit by a slowdown in sales over Christmas after the Black Friday shopping bonanza pulled forward holiday spending into November. Like-for-like sales dropped by 0.4 per cent compared to the same month a year ago, according to the latest data from KPMG and the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Total sales were up one per cent, which was the slowest December growth since 2008.“It’s now clear that Black Friday did pull festive sales forward into November, and this created a challenging lull in spending with consumers waiting for future bargains,” KPMG’s head of retail, David McCorquodale, said.Sales nevertheless picked up again on Boxing Day as end of season sales drew customers back on to retailer’s websites and into their stores. Non-food sales rose 2.1 per cent, in the three months to December. Food fell by 2.2 per cent, but posted its best monthly performance since Easter. Share More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com Show Comments ▼ Express KCS Monday 12 January 2015 8:34 pmcenter_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive Supplement Tags: Black Friday 2016 High street suffers Black Friday hangover as retail sales drop whatsapplast_img read more

Fisherman pushed to the limits – 150 disappear in East Sea

first_img News News US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again AvatarChoi Song Min Facebook Twitter Fisherman pushed to the limits – 150 disappear in East Sea SHARE News center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaders Due to central encouragement for fishermanto support foreign currency earning by redoubling their seafaring expeditionsbefore the New Year, over 150 North Korean fisherman have disappeared in theEast Sea. Moreover, central authorities have no plans in motion to address orrecover the lost fisherman and are continuing to encourage concentrated fishingactivity.In a recent telephone conversation with theDaily NK, an inside source from South Hamgyong Province said, “Similar to lastyear, over 150 fisherman went out into the East Sea but never returned. At theend of the year, if you include only those residents operating under SouthHamgyong’s People’s Committee and local Ministry of People’s Security (MPS, orNorth Korea’s equivalent of a police force) the Provincial SecurityBureau, the tally reaches 150. However, 100s more were likely sent fromprovinces like North Hamgyong and Kangwon.” Two sources in South Hamgyong Province aswell as an informant in Kangwon Province verified these claims. According to accident reports andinvestigations, the majority of those who perished embarked on small, 8-12horsepower (dangerously low for use on the open ocean) wooden boats , duringsquid season (beginning around June) and sailfin sandfish season (inNovember-December). The majority of the sunken vessels were not produced byexpert shipbuilders in factories, but were instead small boats assembledawkwardly by individual carpenters. As residents in regions abutting the EastSea do not have a regular income to rely on, the source explained, they aretherefore forced to brave the rough conditions in order to feed their familiesby proactively fishing during the squid and sailfin sandfish seasons. But thefisherman’s small crafts and unreliable engines are no match for the ocean’smighty squalls. For this reason, many of the fisherman who go out to earn fortheir family never return to shore. “When the fishing season kicks off, seasidefamilies are known to invest their savings and even put a lien on their housein order to buy a wooden ship and fishing equipment.They buysmall, 8-12 horsepower engines manufactured in China, but usually do not haveradios or other communications equipment onboard,” he said. “They are then forced by the authorities togo out for dozens of days. It is no wonder then when scores of the vesselsbreak down or sink in the midst of an operation, standing their operators.” Just last month, he went on to add, countless families of fisherman from Sinpo, Danchon, Kim Chaek, and Chongjinwere “waiting anxiously for husbands and fathers who never returned from theirvoyages. Although the authorities have heard countless iterations of saidstories over the past few years, “they have not prepared any policies toprevent such accidents or rescue the sailors.” Furthermore, the State Security Departmentand Ministry of People’s Security branches in the relevant districts are not offeringcondolences or outlining a clear policy but are instead investigating theaccidents by probing family members to confirm whether their deceased relativeactually made the trip out to sea. In fact, as previously reported by Daily NK,authorities have gone as far as to force a grieving family to sign a documentto ensure they will not commit suicide in order to escape the debt caused bytheir relative’s demise at sea. According to Daily NK’s sources, this practiceis currently still in full effect.When asked about how residents areresponding to the news, the source said, “Residents are upset because theauthorities have shown a willingness to sit by and watch normal people die indroves without lifting a finger. Some residents are expressing frank criticismabout state propaganda announcing ‘a bumper year for seafood’ by declaring it a‘bumper year for missing persons.’ They also argue that if it is truly a bumperyear, then the authorities should invest in a more active coast guard with thecapacity to rescue the beleaguered sailors.” According to the Japanese media, over 14North Korean vessels containing 31 dead bodies have drifted onto the Japanesecoast over the past two months. NewsEconomy By Choi Song Min – 2016.01.06 4:01pm North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) last_img read more

Ontario budget promises billions in health care

first_img Related news Ontario’s Liberal government is promising to inject billions of new dollars into health care in its first balanced budget in a decade, a fiscal plan designed to appeal to nearly everyone in the province ahead of an election next summer. Crafted by a party in power since 2003 that has been faring poorly in recent polls, the $141-billion budget tabled Thursday has measures targeted at both young and old, people who access the health-care system and anyone who owns or rents a home and pays an electricity bill. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Budgets,  Ontario Allison Jones center_img B.C. budget forecasts three years of billion-dollar deficits Ontario to deliver its second pandemic budget on March 24 The centrepiece of the plan is a $465-million-a-year pharmacare program for children and youth, which would cover prescription medications to treat most acute and common chronic conditions for people 24 and under, with no deductible or co-payment. It would start Jan. 1. The plan will be most beneficial for youth who currently are not covered under private plans or the Ontario Drug Benefit program for social assistance recipients, but government officials weren’t able to say how many people that captures. In total, the government is promising $11.5 billion in new spending on health care over three years, including money to address hospital overcrowding, funding for mental health and addiction services, cash for hospital construction projects and home care funding. The budget also includes funds for new child care spaces, money to build schools, measures aimed at seniors and previously announced cuts to electricity bills and plans to cool the housing market. Much of the projected spending, however, is spread out over multiple years, well past the June 2018 election. But Finance Minister Charles Sousa said his “socially progressive” budget is not a ploy for votes. “These decisions that we’re making today are not based on election cycles, they’re based on long-term benefit for the people of Ontario,” he said. Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown said the budget is not, in fact, structurally balanced, because of one-time asset sale money — such as the sale of shares of Hydro One — and accounting “tricks,” such as counting public pension surpluses as assets, against the advice of the province’s auditor general. “This budget is a patchwork attempt by a desperate government to fix the mess they’ve created before the next election,” he said. “If they lose this next election this is spending they’ll never have to be accountable for.” The price tag for the pharmacare plan was not in the budget itself and was provided only verbally by staffers. “Listen, that document is what, 296 pages long,” Sousa said when asked about the absence. “You can’t put everything in the document.” Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, who just this week announced a New Democrat government would bring in universal pharmacare for people of all ages, said the Liberal plan seems last minute. “All I can think of is that they made it up on the back of a napkin before they got to today,” she said. Health-care advocates applauded the drug coverage plan, but said the increase in hospital dollars wasn’t enough. “We’ve come off nine years in a row of hospital cuts or budget freezes, so we’re a long way behind now,” said Natalie Mehra of the Ontario Health Coalition. Health Minister Eric Hoskins said he’s confident the funding increase will allow for improvements in care. On pharmacare, he said the government will immediately begin working with insurers to make sure their cost savings are passed on to employers and employees. The Liberals had promised no new taxes on families, though they are increasing tobacco taxes by $10 per carton over the next three years and giving municipalities the power to introduce a hotel tax. In addition to balancing the books this year, the government is now projecting balanced budgets through to 2019-20. Despite reaching balance, however, the province’s debt continues to grow. It is projected to be $312 billion this year, growing to $336 billion in 2019-20. Interest on debt is the fourth largest spending area, at $11.6 billion. Historically low interest rates helped the province get to balance, but interest on debt is still projected to be the fastest growing expenditure area, at an average 3.6% from 2015 to 2020. Nonetheless, the government paints a rosy economic outlook, projecting 2% average GDP growth through to 2020, driven by exports and business investment. On the infrastructure front, spending is growing from a promise last year of $160 billion over 12 years to $190 billion over 13 years. The additional $30 billion will go toward new hospital projects, school renewal and child care expansion. Ontario will also move ahead with planning a high-speed rail corridor between Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, London and Windsor, the government said in the budget. The project could cut in half the four-hour travel time from Toronto to Windsor. Under the education banner, about $16 billion is earmarked over 10 years to build and improve schools at a time when the government is coming under fire for rural school closures. Another $200 million will go to creating 24,000 child care spaces and subsidizing 60% of them. Post-secondary graduates will now have to start repaying the provincial part of their student loans when they are earning a $35,000 salary, up from $25,000, which student groups applauded. Seniors are also specifically targeted in the budget. A public transit tax credit for people 65 and older will see 15% of eligible transit costs refunded with an average annual benefit of $130. That is estimated to cost the government about $10 million a year. The measure comes after the federal government announced it was eliminating a 15% tax credit for commuters who buy a transit pass. There is also $11 million over three years for a seniors community grant program and another $8 million over three years for new community centres with seniors’ programming. The province has also earmarked $100 million over three years for a dementia strategy that will include helping patients and their caregivers find support and improve training for health-care workers. Toronto Mayor John Tory said he was disappointed there was no new cash for affordable housing in the budget. Ontario unlikely to balance budget by 2030: FAOlast_img read more

Two new megalabs to open in 2021 to transform UK’s diagnostic facilities

first_imgTwo new megalabs to open in 2021 to transform UK’s diagnostic facilities Two new very high throughput laboratories will open in early 2021, cementing the UK as a world leader in diagnostics and creating up to 4,000 jobsBoth labs, the first based in Leamington Spa and the second in Scotland, will add 600,000 of daily testing capacity altogether when operating at full capacity, meaning faster turnaround times for test resultsThese new labs form a key part of the UK’s national infrastructure to respond to future epidemics as well as adding diagnostic capacity for other critical illnesses, including cancerToday the government is announcing the opening of 2 new ‘megalabs’ which will become operational in early 2021. The 2 labs, based in Leamington Spa with a second lab located in Scotland, will each add 300,000 to the UK’s daily testing capacity when operating at full capacity.Cutting-edge technology made by British manufacturers will be used in both labs, including automation, robotics and consumables. This means more tests will be processed more quickly and at a lower cost, and therefore faster turnaround times for test results.As part of its response to COVID-19, the government has already established the largest network of diagnostic testing facilities in British history. The announcement today of these next generation of diagnostic facilities represents an investment in the UK’s epidemic response infrastructure for the future. Not only will the 2 labs be used to process COVID-19 tests, but the significant boost in diagnostic capabilities will be used for critical illness including cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.The new labs will generate local employment, with each very high throughput laboratory having a multi-skilled workforce of up to 2,000 people once fully staffed, and operating at full capacity 24/7, including the associated manufacturing and supply chain. A recruitment drive has already started for the Leamington Spa lab, and a campaign is due to start shortly in Scotland once site details are confirmed.Health Secretary Matt Hancock said:The radical expansion of testing has been one of the successes of this pandemic, as it means more people can get a test more conveniently than ever before. We didn’t go into this crisis with a significant diagnostics industry, but we have built one, and these 2 mega labs are another step forward. Transforming the UK’s diagnostic facilities is not only essential to beating this virus, but it is necessary to build back better – so we are better prepared in future for testing on a massive scale.These mega labs are future-proofing our national infrastructure to respond to future epidemics and improving care for other diseases, such as cancer. The new labs build on our existing testing network which we created in a matter of months and confirms the UK as a world leader in diagnostics.The work going on in these labs is ultimately working to save lives and I am hugely grateful for everyone who has worked so hard to achieve this.Health Minister Lord Bethell said:The new very high throughput labs are being set up by leaders of science with decades of experience. At the same time, we are creating thousands of jobs for the diagnostics sector to strengthen it now and for the future. Anyone who joins these labs will be offered the opportunity to learn new skills while receiving training in a lab environment.This work is absolutely crucial to tackling COVID-19 and enabling the return of more normality to our lives.Interim Executive Chair of the National Institute for Health Protection, Baroness Dido Harding, said:As we continue to open more test sites and roll out more mass testing pilots, we need to keep expanding the UK’s testing capacity, for now and the future.We have already reached our goal of 500,000 testing capacity per day by the end of October, but we have not stopped. Our lab network includes the NHS, academia, the not-for-profit and the private sector and the addition of these new labs will mean another step up in our testing capacity next year.Not only will that mean more tests, but it will also mean they can be processed more quickly, and the time it takes to receive results is reduced.Since the start of the pandemic, in addition to developing capacity within the NHS, 5 lighthouse laboratories have been built, with another opening next month. Further partnerships with laboratories and short-term surge have boosted UK testing capacity from 100,000 test per day at the end of April to over 500,000 tests per day at the end of October.The government is committed to continue expanding the capacity of the network of 650 UK test sites and laboratories to make it even easier to get tested and reduce the time it takes to receive test results, with the median distance needed to travel to a test centre at just 2.7 miles.Recruitment portal for the new very high throughput labs /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. 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. 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Seymour Aged Care Facility Upgrade One Step Closer

first_imgSeymour Aged Care Facility Upgrade One Step Closer VIC PremierA major upgrade of Seymour Health’s residential aged care facility – Barrabill House – is one step closer, with the Andrews Labor Government releasing a tender to appoint a builder for the major redevelopment.The $3.17 million redevelopment will increase bed numbers at Barrabill House to 40 thanks to new 10-bed private rooms complete with ensuites.To ensure residents feel at home, new dining and lounge areas along with a new sensory garden and outdoor pavilion will provide additional space for residents to socialise and meet with family and friends.Barrabill House staff and community members have provided valuable feedback on the facility’s design to ensure it meets the needs of residents and staff alike, thanks to a unique ‘real life’ design experience.Technical drawings of the redevelopment were transformed into virtual reality, allowing staff and members of the community to ‘walk’ through the aged care facility wearing 3D goggles.The Labor Government expects to announce a builder by the end of the year, with construction underway in early 2021. The facility is scheduled for completion by mid-2022.The important upgrade is part of the Labor Government’s ongoing investment in best practice public sector residential aged care services and high-quality care for older Victorians.The revamp of Barrabill House was made possible through the Government’s flagship $350 million Regional Health Infrastructure Fund.  Through the fund, the Government is supporting aged care and health providers to ensure Victorians can access the very best care, no matter where they live.The Government is making record investments in public sector aged care including $27.75 million to support multicultural aged care.In addition, the Victorian Budget 2020/21 invested $175 million to ensure our older Victorians have a safe and comfortable home, where they know they’ll be cared for.As stated by Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan“We’re modernising and upgrading public residential aged care right across Victoria, giving older Victorians the facilities and care they deserve.” “Our goal with all aged care facilities is to provide an environment that is as comfortable and welcoming as possible for residents and their families.” As stated by Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes“Victorians in rural and regional areas deserve to have modern and efficient health care services close to home – our flagship Regional Health Infrastructure Fund delivers exactly that.”“This upgrade means Seymour Health can care for more residents in a home-like environment with more privacy and comfort.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. 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:aged care, Andrews, AusPol, Australia, community, disability, environment, Family, Government, health, infrastructure, Investment, lounge, Minister, Seymour, space, Victoria, virtual realitylast_img read more

ZTE Q1 financials dragged down by Covid-19

first_imgHomeAsiaNews ZTE Q1 financials dragged down by Covid-19 Author Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 27 APR 2020 Related Tags Asia Chinese equipment vendor ZTE’s first quarter results were hit by Covid-19 (coronavirus) lockdown measures, with both profit and revenue declining year-on-year despite boosting capacity to keep up with stronger-than-expected demand for 5G network gear.Net profit dropped 9.6 per cent to CNY780 million ($110 million), with operating revenue slipping 3.2 per cent to CNY21.48 billion. Net profit after extraordinary items grew 20.5 per cent to CNY160 million.The company’s earnings statement didn’t break down revenue by division.In a statement, the vendor said it scaled up 5G production capacity as the country’s three major mobile operators accelerated infrastructure buildouts, such as 5G and the industrial internet. It also developed new infrastructure-related services in an effort to maintain growth.ZTE said it secured significant shares of the country’s three major operators’ 5G tenders covering RAN, core network and transport network.Last week, the vendor was awarded 35.9 per cent share of a massive 5G standalone network tender announced by China Unicom and China Telecom. ZTE’s share is valued at CNY65.87 billion. In late March, ZTE won 28.7 per cent of China Mobile’s phase two 5G contract valued at CNY37.1 billion.R&D investment for the quarter totalled CNY3.24 billion, or 15.1 per cent of operating revenue, an increase of 1.2 percentage points compared with Q1 2019. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Backcenter_img Singtel lights SA 5G network Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Previous ArticleNokia loses out on China Unicom-Telecom 5G SA dealNext ArticleDtac prepares for slowdown as profit jumps Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Joseph Waring 5GZTElast_img read more

Saturday Wrap: Hoang connects in overtime to lead Livonia; Wayne outlasts HF-L

first_img Share on Facebook Print This Post Dylan Cook (3) scored the game winner in Wayne’s victory over HF-L, 2-1 in the Class A opening round.Chris Goetz (4) and #14 Hayden Smith (14) defend on the play. (Photo: MIKE GENTILE)CLASS AAWEBSTER THOMAS 0HILTON 2Justin Arilotta and Tom Callery scored a goal apiece to lead Hilton. The top-seeded Cadets will play Edison in the semifinals. READ MORE.CLASS AHONEOYE FALLS-LIMA 1WAYNE 2Dylan Cook connected on the game winner from 25 yards out, and No. 4 Wayne advanced to play No. 12 Irondequoit in the quarterfinals. Wayne beat HF-L, 6-0 when the two teams met in the regular season on October 6th. The win was the 13th straight for Wayne (15-1-1). HF-L’s Blake Eby scored in the first half with an assist from Jack Emerson. Wayne and Irondequoit tied when the two teams met in the regular season.CLASS B1NEWARK 0GREECE ODYSSEY 2Dylan Ange scored the first of his two goals less than three minutes into the match, but the Leopards could not gain separation from Newark. READ MORE.DANSVILLE 0HORNELL 1Chase Freeland scored an unassisted goal in the first half, and Hornell made it stand. Third-seeded Hornell will play No. 2 Pal-Mac in the semifinals.GREECE OLYMPIA 1PAL-MAC 7Second-seeded Pal-Mac will play Hornell in the semifinals.GENEVA 0LIVONIA 1 OTBryce Hoang connected in the 93rd minute on the golden goal. Jake Olver assisted on the play. Livonia will play top-seeded Greece Odyssey in the semifinals.Dylan Ange (right) scored twice in Greece Odyssey’s 2-0 win over Newark. Michael Parker looks to make a save on the play. (Photo: SUE KANE)CLASS B2ATTICA 0BATH-HAVERLING 5Keefer Calkins and Nick Strong collected a goal and an assist apiece as top-seeded Bath-Haverling (No. 1 NYSSWA) improved to 17-0-0 on the season. Sam Arnts, Harry Keen and Austin Stratton added a goal apiece. Thomas Binkowski had an assist for the Rams. The shutout was the 13th this season for Bath-Haverling which will play LeRoy in the semifinals.VIEW MORE SUE KANE PHOTOS HERE. WORLD OF INQUIRY 2LeROY 3Roan Mallaber netted a hat trick to pace the LeRoy offense. Benjamin Herrick had an assist. LeRoy will play top-seeded Bath-Haverling in the semifinals.WELLSVILLE 0LETCHWORTH/WARSAW 4Second-seeded Letchworth/Warsaw (No. 14 NYSSWA) will play No. 3 seed Mynderse in the semifinals.BISHOP KEARNEY 1MYNDERSE 2Braiden Baker and Griffin Herron scored a goal apiece in the second half to lead Mynderse. Jared Hartnell assisted Baker’s marker. Mynderse will play No. 2 seed Letchworth/Warsaw in the semifinals.CLASS C1GANANDA 1WILLIAMSON 8Justin Eaton scored three times and assisted on another goal as Williamson (No. 2 NYSSWA) advanced to take on East Rochester in the semifinals. Tyler Ingham added a goal and two assists. George Konstantinou contributed a pair of helpers. Hunter Byron, Josh Bailey, Connor Garrod and Luis Hurtado scored a goal apiece.CUBA-RUSHFORD 1BYRON-BERGEN/ELBA 4Wade Thompson found the back of the net twice. Josh Swapceinski had a goal and an assist and Byron-Bergen/Elba (No. 15 NYSSWA) moved on to play Sodus in the semifinals. Kyle Foeller chipped in with a goal. Sam Pringle had an assist.HOLLEY 0SODUS 3AVON 0EAST ROCHESTER 1Chuck Domm converted a penalty kick in the 74th minute, and East Rochester moved on to play top-seeded Williamson in Wednesday’s semifinal round.CLASS C2WHEATLAND-CHILI 0GENESEO 7PERRY 0MARION 2CALEDONIA-MUMFORD 0NAPLES 7BLOOMFIELD 0KESHEQUA 6 This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Follow on Facebook Connect on Linked in Saturday Wrap: Hoang connects in overtime to lead Livonia; Wayne outlasts HF-L added by Paul Gotham on October 20, 2018View all posts by Paul Gotham →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&Healthyby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ Splinters”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ Splinters center_img By Paul Gotham on October 20, 2018No Comment Subscribe by Email Add to Google+ Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Saturday Wrap: Hoang connects in overtime to lead Livonia; Wayne outlasts HF-L last_img read more

Local NAACP Hosts Gun Buyback

first_img Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility   The Atlanta branch of the NAACP held its first-ever gun buyback Thursday, calling it a nonviolent event in leading up to Monday’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.On a frigid morning, people lined up in their cars along Central Avenue just west of Turner Field to surrender their firearms to law enforcement officials. One of them, Tommy, who declined to give his last name, handed over his .22 caliber antique rifle.“It’s been around the house for years, and I got grandkids there, and I don’t want them to even play with it and think it’s a BB gun or whatever,” Tommy said. “I don’t keep it loaded or anything; I just don’t need it at the house.”Bill, who also didn’t want to give his last name, turned over a .25 caliber semiautomatic pistol and an old revolver, both of which he said no longer worked.“I don’t believe they were safe to even fire, to tell you the truth,” Bill said.We wanted to guarantee them anonymity – no questions asked – to get rid of those guns so that they won’t feel afraid or intimidated by coming,” said the Rev. R.L. White, president of the Atlanta branch of the NAACP.The group offered up to $100 to people who surrendered working guns and gift cards for nonfunctioning weapons.White said he hopes the event helps reduce violence by getting guns off the street.“Every time you turn the TV on, you know, somebody else has been shot, and we have to do something about it,” White said.But a bill that would expand gun carry areas to churches, public buildings and college campuses that didn’t pass last year could be revived during the current legislative session.Flanked by other members of the Atlanta religious community, Ebenezer Baptist Church Senior Pastor the Rev. Raphael Warnock said faith leaders will again organize to fight it.“We didn’t ask for guns in our churches. Our state legislators – some of them – decided this was a good idea,” Warnock said. “We’re grateful that was pushed back, but please know that we will be vigilant on this issue in the coming legislative season.”Efforts against the bill could be bolstered by a statewide poll released Thursday afternoon by Insider Advantage Georgia that indicated 56 percent of Georgians oppose the measure to expand carry laws to those areas.White said the NAACP had already given out “thousands and thousands” of dollars in exchange for weapons after two hours but wouldn’t give a specific amount. The number of guns turned in was also not available. ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Share For Whom The Bell Rings Add to My List In My Listlast_img read more

Apply to become a facilitator for EA online course to Counter Hate Speech in Europe

first_img Tweet +1 ← 16th International Youth Conference European Values for the Future of SEE Countries Share 0 LinkedIn 0 Reddit Similar Stories center_img Netherlands Education Group Fellowship in Amsterdam → July 27, 2018 Published by sanja Apply to become a facilitator for EA online course to Counter Hate Speech in Europe Deadline: 5 August 2018Open to: young people from 18 – 35Venue: 12 August – 20 September 2018, Online Facilitation TrainingDescriptionLed by an experienced trainer, the Facilitation training engages you in small online interactive group sessions with peers from across the world to develop and practice dialogue facilitation, technology, and conflict resolution skills and learn how to guide and deepen cross-cultural discussions and collaborations.The Online Facilitation Training includes the following components:Leadership and initiative: You will have the opportunity to lead a group of learners through the online course on Countering Hate Speech in Europe. You will plan weekly sessions on the basis of European Alternatives’ curriculum and guide students through a dialogue process and challenging group dynamics;Critical thinking and problem solving: You will learn how to become more self aware of your triggers and biases, discuss ‐ assumptions and beliefs, and practice neutrality. You will practice how to bring forth critical thinking in a discussion, and will exchange ideas and knowledge to address common challenges;Cross-cultural collaboration ‐ You will work with international peers and learn about culturally sensitive topics from each other; you will discuss how to approach and lead difficult conversations in multicultural settings;Teamwork: You will work closely with a co-facilitator and will be part ‐ of an international community of professionals and conflict resolution experts.EligibilityBefore applying, here’s what you need to know. They’re looking for people who:Are ready to take part in a 5-week Online Facilitation Training from August 12th to September 20th. The application fee for the training is waived for the applicants;Are ready to commit to facilitating groups of learners of a maximum of 5 hours a week, including 2 hours of conversation, to our Online Course on Countering Hate Speech in Europe starting at the end of October for 6 weeks;Are proficient in English;Have some knowledge of hate speech, human rights, and some experience with facilitation or moderation would be useful.BenefitsThe application fee to the Online Facilitation Course is waived, and a modest stipend for facilitation is included if requirements are met.How to apply?In order to apply, please fill the application form.For more information, please visit the official web page.All applicants will be notified of the selection results at the latest on the second week of August. Pocketlast_img read more

Millennials fuel housing market recovery

first_imgShare via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink TagsHousing MarketResidential Real Estatecenter_img Millennials account for more than half of new home loan applications (iStock)Millennials home buyers are shaping up to be a key force in the housing market’s rebound.The group accounts for more than half of all new home loan applications, as it has since last year, according to the Wall Street Journal.A cohort ranging in age from mid-20s to late 30s, millennials are often associated with renting. Fallout from the housing bubble bursting in 2007 and 2008, coupled with student debt, kept many from purchasing. Now, it appears that home ownership for the group was just delayed.“We anticipate as they turn 31 and 32, we’ll just see homebuying demand grow,” Odeta Kushi, deputy chief economist at First American Financial Corp, told the Journal.According to the National Association of Realtors, millennials accounted for 38 percent of all homebuyers in the year ending last July, an increase from 32 percent in 2015.“What the industry’s been talking about for a decade is whether they’re going to follow their predecessor generations in terms of their desire to own homes,” Rick Arvielo, chief executive of mortgage lender New American Funding, told the Journal. It turns out, he said, “they have the same desires.” [WSJ] — Sylvia Varnham O’Reganlast_img read more