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Ireland Inter-Provincial ODD 2021 Live: Full schedule, squads, date, India timings,…

first_img WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry By Kunal Dhyani – May 6, 2021 This Day That Year: Australia thrashed Pakistan to lift their 2nd World Cup title WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries Facebook Twitter Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial ODD 2021 Live: Full schedule, squads, date, India timings, and live streaming details, Results All you need to know Ireland Inter-Provincial ODD 2021 Live: Full schedule, squads, date, India timings, and live streaming details, Results All you need to know – The ninth edition of the Ireland Inter-Provincial ODD tournament begins from May 1, 2021. A total of four teams – North West Warriors, Northern Knights, Leinster Lightning, and Munster Reds are taking part in this competition. Each team will play six games in two round-robin series before the final which is scheduled to be played on June 15th.Ireland Inter-Provincial ODD 2021 Live: When will be Ireland Inter-Provincial ODD 2021 Started? ? DateIreland Inter-Provincial ODD 2021 will start from May 01, 2021 Cricket TAGSIreland Inter-Provincial ODD 2021Ireland Inter-Provincial ODD dateIreland Inter-Provincial ODD live streamingIreland Inter-Provincial ODD ResultsIreland Inter-Provincial ODD schedule SHARE Cricket Cricket WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: R Ashwin, R Jadeja start recovery work; IND 199/6 (85 ovs); Follow Live Updates RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleZIM vs PAK 2nd Test: Babar Azam-led Pakistan announces 13-member squad for series decider, can Zim show fight?Next articleIPL 2021: बायो बबल से बाहर निकलते ही किंग कोहली Covid-19 से राहत पाने के लिए अभियान पर निकले Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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TimeIreland Inter-Provincial ODD 2021 Will begin at 03:15 PM ISTIreland Inter-Provincial ODD 2021 Live: What are the venues for Ireland Inter-Provincial ODD 2021? VenueIreland Inter-Provincial ODD 2021 will be played at six different venues – Pembroke, Eglinton, North Down, Stormont, Bread, and MCU RegionIreland Inter-Provincial ODD 2021 Live: How do I watch the live streaming of Ireland Inter-Provincial ODD 2021?Cricket Ireland YouTube channel will live-stream all matches of the tournament. You can also catch the live updates on insidesport.coIreland Inter-Provincial ODD Full SquadsLeinster LightningGeorge Dockrell (c), Rory Anders, Andy Balbirnie, Peter Chase, Jonathan Garth, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Kevin O’Brien, Simi Singh, Jack Tector, Tim Tector, Lorcan Tucker.Munster RedsCurtis Campher (c), Aaron Cawley, Murray Commins, Gareth Delany, Greg Ford, Matt Ford, Fionn Hand, Tyrone Kane, Seamus Lynch, Cormac McLoughlin-Gavin, PJ Moor, Amish Sidhu.North West WarriorsAndy McBrine (c), Ross Allen, Stephen Doheny, Shane Getkate, Graham Hume, Graham Kennedy, Nathan McGuire, Conor Olphert, William Porterfield, Boyd Rankin, Will Smale, Craig Young.Northern KnightsHarry Tector (c), Mark Adair, James Cameron-Dow, David Delany, Luke Georgeson, Jeremy Lawlor, Graeme McCarter, James McCollum, Ruhan Pretorius, Neil Rock, Paul Stirling, Ben White.Ireland Inter-Provincial ODD Full Fixtures Schedule May 1, SaturdayLeinster Lightning vs North West Warriors, 3:15 PMMay 4, TuesdayLeinster Lightning vs Northern Knights, 3:15 PMMay 5, ThursdayNorth West Warriors vs Munster Reds, 3:15 PMMay 16, SundayNorthern Knights vs Leinster Lightning, 3:15 PMMay 18, TuesdayNorthern Knights vs North West Warriors, 3:15 PMMay 20, ThursdayLeinster Lightning vs Munster Reds, 3:15 PMMay 21, FridayNorth West Warriors vs Northern Knights, 3:15 PMMay 22, SaturdayMunster Reds vs Leinster Lightning, 3:15 PMMay 25, TuesdayNorth West Warriors vs Leinster Lightning, 3:15 PMMay 27, ThursdayMunster Reds vs Northern Knights, 3:15 PMJune 10, ThursdayNorthern Knights vs Munster Reds, 3:15 PMJune 15, TuesdayMunster Reds vs North West Warriors, 3:15 PM Cricket Cricket Cricket PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Cricket WTC Final Live: Kyle Jamieson continues fine Test form, rattles India’s middle-order with venomous swing WTC Final LIVE: Shubman Gill declares, ‘Total above 300 will be really competitive score for us’ Cricket ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipperlast_img read more


August 18, 2021 0

FTSE shares are cheap! I believe now is the right time to invest in an ISA

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images Markets are volatile. Yet I’d like to encourage you to take a deep breath and think about your long-term financial goals, such as your retirement years. Perhaps you’re about to invest in a Stocks and Shares ISA. Then you’re possibly wondering if the new week could be a good time to put your money to work. Let’s take a closer look.Stocks and Shares ISA On 12 March, the FTSE 100 plunged over 10% on its worst day since 1987. Since them, some calm has return to the markets. But none of us can foresee how the new week, or even the year, will end.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…However, Britons know we’ve an important investment structure that’s legally designed with tax advantages, i.e., ISAs. Thus, I believe every UK resident should learn more about the different types of ISAs available to them, with an emphasis on Stocks and Shares ISAs.As our tax year runs from 6 April to 5 April, the deadline for individuals to contribute to the previous year’s ISA is April 5. Yet I’d urge readers to not wait till April next year to start investing in an ISA. Currently, there’s a maximum subscription allowance of £20,000 per adult per tax year. The rapid decline in stock markets is unnerving for many investors. But it’s also hard to deny that it’s created buying opportunities for long-term portfolios. After all, if you liked a company for robust fundamental reasons and dividends in February, you should really like it even more when its share price is a lot cheaper now.Are we in a recession?Even though the market decline makes this potentially an opportune time to invest in many stocks, it’s also important to consider which industries to concentrate on.We’re beginning to see that corporate earnings may not necessarily perform well over the next few months. And economic numbers across the world suggest a large number of countries may already be in a recession. As 2019 ended, several City analysts highlighted that we were possibly at the tail end of nearly a decade of economic growth. In spite of a few short-lived downturns over the past 10 years, most economies have enjoyed stable growth since the 2008/09 crisis.We won’t know when the next recession starts until we’re in it. But, as we’ve been finding out in recent weeks, investor sentiment and the economy can change rather quickly. If you think an economic slump is upon us, you may want to reconsider your portfolio diversification strategy, including your Stocks and Shares ISA. Certain industries tend to do better in times of slower economic growth.Investing in a resilient industryExactly what traits are common to defensive stocks? A defensive company typically has a constant demand for its products or services. It isn’t correlated to the rest of the business cycle either.Analysts regard consumer staples companies as defensive. People continue to buy household items, cleaning products and other essentials, such as personal hygiene products, even when their salaries are shrinking. And the Covid-19 outbreak means everyone must pay more attention to basic hygiene than before.Two stocks to consider for a Stocks and Shares ISA could be Reckitt Benckiser and Unilever. And supermarkets such as Morrisons and Tesco could also be appropriate. All of these companies also offer respectable dividend yields. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” tezcang owns shares of Morrisons. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Monday, 18th May, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. FTSE shares are cheap! I believe now is the right time to invest in an ISA See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhDlast_img read more


July 5, 2021 0

APD Officer Quinton Nedd honored by Florida Legislature

first_img Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear TAGSAPD Officer Quinton NeddApopka Police DepartmentFlorida LegislatureHonoringOfficer of the YearRookie of the YearState Representative Kamia Brown Previous articleProtect yourself and the environment with Lake Apopka Natural Gas DistrictNext article407 Day returns so you can better support local restaurants Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 From the Office of Rep. Kamia BrownDuring the legislative session on Thursday April 1st, Officer Quinton Nedd of the Apopka Police Department was recognized on the floor as the Officer of the Day. He was invited by Representative Kamia Brown of the 45th District, which includes parts of Apopka.Rep. Kamia Brown and APD Officer Quinton Nedd.“It is important that we recognize the importance of community policing, and an officer who exemplifies great police work and great work in our community of Apopka,” said Brown. “Those he protects and serves love and appreciate everything that he does for their community and are grateful to have such an outstanding officer on their police force.” On the floor, House Speaker Chris Sprowls had the following to say: “Both Rookie of the Year and Officer of the Year, Officers Nedd’s dedication to service and his community shines through his positivity and his job approach. He routinely offers to help with his fellow team members, has volunteered for every learning opportunity, and has become such a fixture in his community that, when he is reassigned to a different zone, the officer who replaced him is routinely asked ‘Where is Officer Nedd?’”Nedd, in 2020 alone, responded to or assisted with over 1,800 documented events. His positive demeanor and the strong community and professional bonds he makes are some of many reasons he was awarded the APD’s Rookie of the Year and Office of the Year. On top of his service as a police officer, he has served his country in the U.S. Army in operation Iraqi Freedom.Congratulations Officer Nedd! Apopka thanks you for your service! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more


June 19, 2021 0

Demonstrators demand freedom for Nestora Salgado

first_imgNestora SalgadoDemonstrators demanded freedom for Nestora Salgado, an Indigenous Mexican leader, at a protest at the Mexican Consulate in Seattle on Dec. 10, Human Rights Day. Demonstrations were held around the United States and actions took place in Mexico on that day.Since Aug. 21 of this year, Salgado has been imprisoned along with other activists from her hometown of Olinalá, Mexico, in the state of Guerrero. Salgado was arrested for her role as a leader of an Indigenous police force which defended people in Olinalá from violent attacks. She is one of 14 people arrested and jailed in the local self-defense effort.Salgado is also a U.S citizen and a Seattle-area resident for more than 20 years. She has made numerous material aid trips to Olinalá. The Indigenous community police force which she leads was responding to threats in Olinalá from corrupt officials and drug runners. Under the Mexican Constitution and Guerrero state law, Indigenous communities have the right to form their own police forces.During the time Salgado was involved in community policing, there was a 90 percent drop in the crime rate. In performing her duties as police coordinator of Olinalá, she was arrested for kidnapping in the arrest of the local sheriff. The sheriff was accused of tampering with evidence after a double assassination.Salgado was transported from her home some 2,000 miles to a high-security prison called El Rincón. There were big protests in Olinalá against this action, but the town was quickly flooded with over 1,000 federal troops and state police, who are preventing further demonstrations from taking place.Since Salgado’s arrest, four human rights defenders have been assassinated in the state of Guerrero. Forty community police members have been detained this year in Guerrero; twelve, including Salgado, remain in state custody. Salgado has been confined to her cell 24 hours a day and been denied her badly needed medications and exercise.At the Seattle demonstration Salgado’s spouse, José Luis Ávila, and daughter, Grisela Rodríguez, spoke out strongly for her freedom. Her lawyer, Thomas Antkowiak, announced an appeal to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention for urgent action on Salgado’s behalf.The demonstration was called by Libertad para Nestora/Freedom for Nestora — Seattle Committee. Leading organizers were Salgado’s family and the Freedom Socialist Party, with many endorsers across the U.S.Dec. 10 actions for Salgado were also held in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Australia.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


June 15, 2021 0

Biden Issues Executive Order on Foreclosures; HUD Updates DACA Regulations

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Biden Issues Executive Order on Foreclosures; HUD Updates DACA Regulations Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News 2021-01-20 David Wharton Biden Issues Executive Order on Foreclosures; HUD Updates DACA Regulations Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago January 20, 2021 3,053 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles On the first day of his administration, President Joe Biden issued a slate of executive orders, including one that called on federal departments and agencies to extend their bans on evictions and foreclosures through at least the end of March. As with the previous extensions, this act is designed to provide ongoing relief to homeowners and renters feeling the negative financial impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.According to the order, both housing foreclosures and evictions would be delayed until at least March 31, 2021.Earlier this week, FHFA extended once again their moratoriums on single-family foreclosures and real estate owned (REO) evictions through February 28. The moratoriums were previously set to expire on January 31.Also, on Wednesday morning, HUD Secretary Dr. Benjamin Carson and HUD Deputy Secretary Brian Montgomery announced that FHA would now permit DACA status recipients to apply for FHA-insured mortgages. The change was made effective as of January 19. According to the FHA’s statement:Prior to today’s announcement, the FHA Single Family Housing Handbook (“Handbook 4000.1 Section II.A.1.b.ii(A)(9)(c) includes this statement: “Non-US citizens without lawful residency in the U.S. are not eligible for FHA-insured mortgages.” This language was incorporated into the FHA Handbook by the Obama Administration in September 2015 although it was first incorporated into FHA guidelines in 2003.The statement also noted that “other FHA requirements remain in effect for all potential borrowers including DACA status recipients:the property will be the borrower’s principal residence;the borrower has a valid Social Security Number (SSN), except for those employed by the World Bank, a foreign embassy, or equivalent employer identified by HUD;the borrower is eligible to work in the U.S., as evidenced by the Employment Authorization Document issued by the USCIS; andthe borrower satisfies the same requirements, terms, and conditions as those forU.S. citizens.”Editor’s note: This piece has been updated to clarify that the FHA DACA changes were implemented by HUD Secretary Carson and Deputy Secretary Montgomery. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Rental Relief Needed Now Next: Housing Markets Most Impacted by COVID-19 Subscribelast_img read more


May 31, 2021 0

Two men appear in court charged in connection with death of Derry PSNI officer

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook By News Highland – February 11, 2013 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry News WhatsApp Two men appear in court charged in connection with death of Derry PSNI officer Previous articleNew Renewable Energy Network meets tonightNext articleTraveller group calls on gardai to protect traveller families in Donegal News Highland Pinterest Twitter Twitter Google+center_img Facebook Google+ WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Two men have appeared in court on charges relating to the death of a policewoman killed in a crash involving a stolen car in Derry.27-year-old Constable Philippa Reynolds, died in the collision on the Limavady Road shortly before 4am in the early hours of Saturday morning.The men in court were Shane Frane (25) and Conor Clarence (23), both gave their address as the Simon Community hostel in Derry.Eamonn McDermott was in court and filed this report:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/eam1pmPSNI.mp3[/podcast] Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more


May 27, 2021 0

Summer’s ending. How are US schools’ reopening plans still in crisis?

first_imgHalfpoint/iStockBY: MEREDITH DELISO, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — In mid-July, seven weeks before the start of its school year, the Philadelphia school district announced it planned to reopen in a hybrid model, with both in-person and online learning. The decision came, the school board said, after months of collaboration between city leaders and public health experts, as well as feedback from more than 35,000 survey respondents.Then, nearly two weeks later, it scrapped its hybrid proposal and planned to reopen fully remotely to start, following pushback from parents and faculty at an 8-hour school board meeting that ended after midnight.Though just one of more than 13,000 school districts across the country, Philadelphia demonstrates the challenges and questions remaining in reopening schools as fall approaches. A nearly identical scenario played out in Chicago last week, where the school district reversed course on its plan for in-person learning a month before the start of the school year. New York City, the largest school district in the country, is facing pushback from teachers and union heads over its plan to reopen partially in person next month.Some parts of the country, particularly in the South, have already opened their doors to a new school year. But days in, their openings have been marred by reports of outbreaks and quarantining over positive cases of COVID-19 among students and staff.It’s been six months since the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic and schools abruptly closed, and as a new school year approaches, little has been clarified about how it will look. Rather than work out set, manageable plans guided by science, schools have spent the past half year caught between a lack of guidance, the politicization of reopenings and what seems to be a growing national complacency.‘Extremely high stakes’As schools and families consider sending students back in-person, the virus is raging in hot spots across the country, vaccines are likely months away and there’s still much to learn about transmission, especially in children.By a slight majority (55%), most Americans are against public schools in their community reopening with in-school instruction in the fall, a recent ABC News/Ipsos poll found. Parents willing to send their kids to school have waned since June, from 54% in early June to 44% in late July.School leaders are weighing the risks of keeping children in or out of the classroom, from the safety of its community to lost learning time and widening opportunity gaps.“There’s both a lot of uncertainty about what to do and there are extremely high stakes to the decision,” Jon Valant, a senior fellow in the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution, told ABC News.And logistically, schools need to train teachers for virtual instruction and/or obtain masks and hand sanitizer, create lunch and bathroom protocols, rearrange seating, plan for potential teacher shortages and more.“There’s a lot of planning that has to happen for in-person, there’s a lot of planning that has to happen for virtual,” Valant said. “And then there are a million different contingencies that everyone has to think through.”Reopenings politicizedWhat school leaders need to help navigate these circumstances, Valant said, are “generous resources” to support reopening online learning as well as good research, but also “deference” from state and federal leaders.“They would understand that what is the right decision in one place might not be the right decision in another place,” he said.Instead, President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are “taking a really hard line that schools should reopen,” he said.For months, Trump has voiced on social media, in interviews and at press briefings that schools should open in-person. That message may be influencing local school decision-making, according to a recent Brookings Institution study Valant conducted.In it, he analyzed school district reopening plans, representing some 13 million students in 256 districts, as of July 27 using an Education Week database. He found no relationship between local rates of new COVID-19 cases and school reopening plans. The main difference in school plans, the study found, came down to support for Trump. Districts in counties that supported Trump in the 2016 election were more likely to have announced plans to open in person, the survey found.Amy Westmoreland, a school nurse in Georgia’s Paulding County, resigned in mid-July when she learned her elementary school would be reopening in-person. She said she was not included in the reopening discussions.“It’s just very, very politically motivated there,” Westmoreland told ABC News. “It’s very unfortunate because I don’t believe that the children, the teachers, anybody was really given the opportunity to voice their concerns.”Lack of clarityAs president of AASA, the School Superintendents Association, Kristi Wilson has been hearing from superintendents across the country — and what she’s hearing is a lot of anxiety.“I don’t think there’s any question that superintendents across the United States want students back, want our teachers back, but we’ve got to do that safely,” Wilson told ABC News. But, she said, “there’s been a lot of missing guidance” from state and local leaders.School leaders, she said, can prepare for new protocols like cleaning and sanitizing, but many still have questions about how long testing would take, how to perform contact tracing and how and when to close down parts of their facilities.“The teachers and the educators are really good at teaching and building relationships. What we’re not very good at, and shouldn’t be good at — it’s not our lane — is what happens when you have an outbreak,” she said. “We want the county health departments and the medical field to tell us, ‘This is when it’s safe to open and this is when it’s not safe to open.’”Otherwise, she said, school leaders may be left on their own to interpret metrics.Complacency and denialTestifying before Congress in May, as many states were considering reopening their economies, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security’s Caitlin Rivers, PhD, said “we risk complacency” in the fight against COVID-19.“We risk complacency in accepting the preventable deaths of 2,000 Americans each day. We risk complacency in accepting that our healthcare workers do not have what they need to do their jobs safely. And we risk complacency in recognizing that without continued vigilance in slowing transmission, we will again create the conditions that led to us being the worst-affected country in the world,” she said.Testifying again last week at a congressional hearing on the challenges in safely reopening K-12 schools, Rivers said the “complacency I warned of has come to pass.”“Our case counts are worse now than they were in early May,” she said, noting that the U.S. registered almost 2 million new cases in July and hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise in many states.Meanwhile, “we still don’t have sufficient testing capacity right now to enable the isolation, contact tracing and quarantine that will help us to get ahead of our outbreak,” she said.According to one former high school teacher in Georgia, the state has been in “great denial” about the risks of COVID-19, as attention in the beginning of the pandemic was focused on areas like New York City, which was hit hardest first.“I think it’s overconfidence mixed with denial,” the teacher, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because she was concerned about future job prospects, told ABC News. “They didn’t plan for the worst-case scenario.”Georgia was one of the first states to reopen its economy. Gov. Brian Kemp, who is Republican, has called for students to be in school in person. Last week, Georgia, which doesn’t have a statewide mask mandate, became the fifth state to record 200,000 confirmed coronavirus cases.The teacher recently quit ahead of her second year in the classroom because she didn’t feel enough measures were being taken to limit class sizes. She was also concerned that masks were not required.She said teachers were given a voluntary survey about a month ago asking if they’d be willing to come back or if they had an underlying medical condition and could not. “People definitely made a stink about that. There are a lot of different options in between that.”Teachers were not given an option to teach virtually, she said.Westmoreland, the former school nurse, was also concerned that her school was not requiring masks and didn’t feel that social distancing was being prioritized. She quit, she said, because she didn’t want to be “complicit with their reopening plans,” based on what she knows as a nurse.Going remote firstLike Philadelphia and Chicago, an increasing number of school districts are starting the school year off remote to buy themselves more time to prepare for an in-person return. In some cases, that gives them time for preparations they could do themselves, like facilities upgrades, and in others, it’s time to see if their region can bring testing positivity rates down, like in Los Angeles.Virtual learning should be better organized than it was in the spring, when schools were “caught flat-footed” by the virus, Valant said. But there are still concerns about opportunity gaps expanding even further.“When you start adding in issues related to things like home laptop and WiFi access, and whether students have a quiet dedicated workspace at home, and the differences in community vulnerability to COVID, I think there’s a lot of reason to worry that some of the inequities that we’ve seen are getting a lot worse right now,” he said.According to a June AASA survey of superintendents, 60% of respondents said they “lack adequate internet access at home” when asked to identify barriers that would prohibit their districts from transitioning to fully virtual learning.Jeff Gregorich, a superintendent in Winkelman, Arizona, told ABC News one of the biggest challenges in starting the school year has been providing students with iPads and WiFi hotspots to support virtual learning. Ahead of the school start next month, he has been working on deals with internet providers.“It is costly. You need to sign a year contract with them,” he said. “But we know that we need to provide that for our students.”Whether starting in-person now or planning to later, schools have another challenge on the horizon. Fall marks the start of flu season, and public health experts are worried about having both viruses at the same time — further demonstrating the need for strong guidance and measured reopenings in the coming weeks and months.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


May 18, 2021 0

Body camera footage shows ‘graphic’ police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. in Philadelphia

first_imgPhiladelphia Police DepartmentBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — Authorities released body camera footage and 911 audio involving Walter Wallace Jr., a Black man fatally shot by officers during what his relatives said was a mental health crisis in Philadelphia last week.It marks the first time in the Philadelphia Police Department’s history that it has released body camera footage of an officer-involved shooting, Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said at a press briefing Wednesday.“This is not a milestone to be celebrated,” Outlaw said. “I truly believe that this is an important step in our commitment to transparency.”Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney warned that the footage contained “graphic and violent images,” and may be “intense and traumatic” to watch.“Transparency is necessary in making meaningful changes in our city, and to keep our offices, institutions and departments accountable,” he said.The 11-minute video features body camera footage from the two officers involved in the Oct. 26 incident. It shows the officers’ arrival on the scene and the interactions “that led to the shooting itself,” Outlaw said. It also includes audio from several 911 calls preceding the shooting.At the request of Wallace’s family, only certain footage was released, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said.“We have done here exactly what they asked us to do, to be transparent but also to protect their privacy in a moment of tragedy that has devastated this family,” Krasner said.In one of the 911 calls, the caller requests that officers respond and says her brother is “over there hitting my mother and father.” Another call from a neighbor reports fighting.In the body camera footage, an officer can be heard shouting, “Put the knife down now,” multiple times as Wallace emerges from a residence holding a knife and walks onto the sidewalk and street. The officer yells to his mother to “back up” as she approaches Wallace in the street.Wallace circles around a parked car and follows the officers as they backpedal into the middle of the street with their guns drawn while continuing to order him to put down the knife. Wallace is walking toward the officers when they unleash a barrage of 14 shots, hitting him several times as his mother screams. His family surrounds Wallace as he lays on the street.“We gotta get him to the hospital,” one of the officers says.Less than a minute passes from the time Wallace leaves the apartment and is shot.After reviewing the footage last week, the lawyer for Wallace’s family, Shaka Johnson, told reporters he heard one of the offers say “shoot him” before they discharge their firearms.The commissioner identified the two officers involved in the shooting on Wednesday as Sean Matarazzo, 25, who has been with the department since 2018, and Thomas Munz, 26, who has been with the department since 2017.The district attorney’s office and the police department’s internal affairs unit are currently investigating the shooting. They will work together to determine whether the officers will be criminally charged, Outlaw said.The officers have been placed on desk duty pending the outcome of the investigation.In the wake of the fatal shooting, city officials announced several reforms on Wednesday, including Project ABLE (Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement) training to help prepare officers to intervene to prevent harm, and courses for 911 dispatchers to better identify crisis-related calls.Wallace’s mother, Cathy Wallace, said last week police were called to her home three times on Oct. 26, but were not able to help her and her family deal with the mental health emergency her son was experiencing. She said that when officers returned to her home the third time, they ended up shooting her son multiple times when he broke free of her and appeared to step toward two officers with a knife.“I was telling the police to stop, ‘Don’t shoot my son, please, don’t shoot my son,’” Cathy Wallace said at a news conference. “They paid me no mind and they just shot him.”The two officers involved in the shooting did not have less-lethal tools, like stun guns, due to a department-wide lack of resources, Outlaw said following the shooting.The killing of Wallace and graphic cellphone video of the deadly encounter sparked protests as well as rioting and looting in Philadelphia. Unrest in the city resulted in more than 200 arrests and 57 officers injured, Philadelphia ABC station WPVI-TV reported.Officials and community leaders urged people to refrain from violence on Wednesday.“We must honor the memory of Walter Wallace. Do not be chaotic and destroy,” Mark Tyler, pastor of Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, said. “Be calm to allow the system to do what the system has promised to do. Do not take matters into your own hands.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


May 18, 2021 0

Why fly in this strategist from over the pond?

first_img Previous Article Next Article Why fly in this strategist from over the pond?On 22 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Michael Porter, 55, is widely respected in the US and UK as the leadingauthority on global competitiveness, an innovative management thinker andbusiness strategist. Millions of HR managers, investment analysts, consultants and scholarsdevour his books. Porter originated the idea of ‘sustainable competitive advantage’ which hasnow achieved cliché status in worldwide business circles. The Professor of Business Administration at Harvard regularly advises headsof state, major corporates and companies such as AT&T, Procter & Gambleand Shell. Officially, he is known in the US as the Bishop William LawrenceUniversity Professor – only the fourth Harvard faculty member in its history tobe recognised with a university professorship. His fees on the conference circuit are notoriously high at about £100,000 aday. Last year, it was reported that the Thai government intended to pay Porter$1m for a lecture and consultancy on how the country can stay competitive.While it is unclear how much he will earn working for the DTI, his UK projectis expected to last about four months. Porter’s big idea is that companies should not just focus on operationaleffectiveness because it ultimately leads to competition on prices. He believesstrategy should be about making companies different and that ethical policiescan bring competitive advantages. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more


May 12, 2021 0

Measurements of nitrogen oxides from Hudson Bay: Implications for NOx release from snow and ice covered surfaces

first_imgMeasurements of NO and NO2 were made at a surface site (55.28 degrees N, 77.77 degrees W) near Kuujjuarapik, Canada during February and March 2008. NOx mixing ratios ranged from near zero to 350 pptv with emission from snow believed to be the dominant source. The amount of NOx was observed to be dependent on the terrain over which the airmass has passed before reaching the measurement site. The 24 h average NOx emission rates necessary to reproduce observations were calculated using a zero-dimensional box model giving rates ranging from 6.9 x 10(8) molecule cm(-2) s(-1) to 1.2 x 10(9) molecule cm(-2) s(-1) for trajectories over land and from 3.8 x 10(8) molecule cm(-2) s(-1) to 6.6 x 10(8) molecule cm(-2) s(-1) for trajectories over sea ice. These emissions are higher than those suggested by previous studies and indicate the importance of lower latitude snowpack emissions. The difference in emission rate for the two types of snow cover shows the importance of snow depth and underlying surface type for the emission potential of snow-covered areas. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.last_img read more


May 9, 2021 0