Reducing youth unemployment

first_imgLászló Andor, the European commissioner for employment, social affairs and inclusion, will call for all young people to be guaranteed an offer of employment, training or further education within four months of leaving school or work as part of a plan that he will present next week to reduce the rate of youth unemployment. Andor wants to build on the success of ‘youth guarantees’ in place in Austria and Finland when he announces his youth- employment package on Wednesday (5 December). Rising unemployment among people under the age of 26 is blighting the European Union’s attempts to recover from the economic crisis, the Commission insists. Spain and Greece have been particularly badly hit, with more than half of all young people unemployed. Across the EU, the proportion of young people out of work or education is twice that of the adult population as a whole. As part of the package, Andor will also launch a second consultation on traineeships. He wants to issue guidelines on the form and content of traineeship agreements to help ensure their quality.last_img read more

New Mexico Governor Seeks Nominees For Regents Boards

first_imgSTATE News: SANTA FE – The Office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced today that she is soliciting applications for positions several boards of regents.The Board of Regents has fiduciary responsibility for the assets and programs of the university or college, establishes goals and policies to guide the university or college and oversight of the functioning of the university or college.The governor is soliciting applications for:Eastern New Mexico University;New Mexico Highlands;New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired;New Mexico Military Institute;Northern New Mexico College;University of New Mexico; andWestern New Mexico University.Applicants for the positions must be registered voters in New Mexico. The governor’s appointees to boards of regents must be confirmed by the New Mexico state Senate.The deadline for submitting applications is 5 p.m, Wednesday, Sept. 9.  Applicants are asked to send a resume, letter of interest, and letters of recommendation to Director of Boards and Commissions Melissa Salazar at [email protected]last_img read more

Hurricane Nana makes landfall in Belize

first_img Aug 1, 2020 Hurricane Warning Declared as Tropical Storm Nana Approaches… More proof of the need for increased #ClimateAction, as #HurricaneNana makes landfall as a category 1 hurricane on the coast of #Belize – we are halfway through a record-setting hurricane season and at ‘N’ already! We hope that the damage is minimal.— OACPS Secretariat (@PressACP) September 3, 2020 You may be interested in… Sep 2, 2020 (CBC News) Hurricane Nana made landfall in Belize, pelting a relatively sparsely populated stretch of the country’s coast with heavy rain and wind before weakening to a tropical storm while pushing across Guatemala on Thursday. Sep 2, 2020 UK Ships Ready to Swing into Action this Hurricane Season The U.S. National Hurricane Center reported that Nana hit land between the coastal towns of Dangriga and Placencia shortly after midnight at an area around 80 kilometres south of Belize City with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h, making it barely a hurricane. The storm was moving west-southwest at 24 km/h. Belize authorities did not immediately report injuries when Nana made landfall shortly after midnight Thursday. More than 4,000 people, primarily in the south of the country, moved to government shelters. Read more at: CBC News Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Aug 28, 2020 The Bahamas bracing for hurricane conditions today Later in the morning, Nana was downgraded to a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds near 95 km/h. It was centred about 240 kilometres north-northeast of Guatemala City and neared the border with Mexico. Nana may hit Belize at tropical storm strength; Omar… The 15th storm already in the Atlantic hurricane season earlier passed over Belize Nana may hit Belize at tropical storm strength; Omar downgraded(South Florida Sun Sentinel) Tropical Storm Nana is running out of time to strengthen into a hurricane before landfall and may hit Belize as a tropical storm overnight, according to the National Hurricane Center. Wind shear limited its intensity, but any strong convective burst could push it into a Category…September 2, 2020In “Belize”Hurricane Warning Declared as Tropical Storm Nana Approaches Belize(National Meteorological Services of Belize) The National Meteorological Services of Belize and the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) advise that Tropical Storm Nana As of 3am local time, Tropical Storm Nana was located near latitude 17.0N, longitude 82.7W or about 365 miles east of Belize City. Nana was moving to…September 2, 2020In “Belize”Thirty-years on – Jamaicans remember destructive hurricane GilbertThe first name that usually comes to mind when Jamaicans recall the devastation of Hurricane Gilbert in 1988 is reggae singer Lloyd Lovindeer. That’s because Lovindeer’s song, Wild Gilbert, so felicitously captured the occasion, meticulously blending the agony of the destructive mood of the natural disaster with the auspicious nature of…September 12, 2018In “Jamaica”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Air Ketuban Pecah, Seorang Ibu Melahirkan di Kereta Cepat Cina Timur

first_imgSeorang ibu melahirkan di kereta cepat Cina Timur (Daily Mail) Lagi dan lagi seorang wanita hamil melahirkan di dalam kereta, kali ini karena air ketuban sudah pecah saat di dalam toilet. Kejadian gembira ini terjadi pada kereta jarak jauh yang berangkat dari arah timur ke Selatan Cina.Baca juga: Wanita Muda Melahirkan di Peron Saat Akan Masuk ke LiftKabarPenumpang.com melansir dari laman dailymail.co.uk (1/10/2018), karena kejadian ini, staf kereta api kemudian berpikir cepat untuk menolong wanita yang akan melahirkan tersebut. Kondektur kereta kemudian membuat pengumuman dengan segera untuk meminta bantuan medis darurat dan penumpang lainnya berpindah dan mengosongkan bangku mereka untuk calon ibu tersebut. Kru kemudian dipanggil untuk membantu memindahkan calon ibu itu dari toilet saat terlihat akan melahirkan. “Perhatian semua penumpang, seorang penumpang di gerbong 15 akan segera melahirkan. Jika ada profesional medis silahkan menuju ke gerbong 15 karena butuh bantuan medis segera,” ujar kondektur saat memberi pengumuman.Kemudian seorang profesional medis bernama Cui menuju gerbong 15 setelah mendengar pengumuman tersebut. Dirinya kemudian memeriksa calon ibu itu dan menyarankan kereta untuk berhenti diperhentian berikutnya dan segera membawanya ke rumah sakit terdekat agar langsung mendapat perawatan medis.Layanan darurat untuk ibu tersebut disiapkan di stasiun di daerah Longchuan provinsi Guangdong. Namun, belum tiba di stasiun berikutnya, ibu tersebut sudah waktunya melahirkan dan Cui bersama penumpang lainnya membatu proses kelahiran ibu tersebut.Baca juga: Proses Persalinan Cepat, Inilah Pertama Kali Seorang Bayi Lahir di Kereta CepatTak lama seorang bayi laki-laki lahir dan sehat. “Baik ibu maupun anaknya terlihat baik-baik saja,” ujar Cui.“Saya akan menyarankan tali pusar bayi dipotong di rumah sakit karena peralatan tersedia. Anak laki-laki itu sangat sehat,” tambahnya.Kemudian, saat tiba di stasiun berikutnya, ibu dan bayi laki-laki tersebut langsung dibawa ke rumah sakit untuk pemeriksaan medis dan dilaporkan keduanya dalam keadaan sehat. Diketahui ibu tersebut melahirkan saat berada di kereta dengan perjalanan dari Jinan di Shangdong menuju ke Shenzhen di Guangdong.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Relatedlast_img read more

City-bound: How Pep Guardiola’s offer seduced Claudio Bravo

first_imgPep Guardiola will have the goalkeeper he wants. Claudio Bravo, 33, fits the profile like a glove, a fine player with his feet and with cold blood in tough situations. CEST 16/08/2016 Upd. at 12:50 The sporting side convinced the player, playing in Guardiola’s ambitious project is a gift for a player of his age, 33. Another detail that convinced him was an offer of a four year contract. Bravo’s deal with Barcelona expires in June 2018 and this one would take him up to 2020.center_img Esther Blasco Guardiola’s offer is too tempting to leave. He can play in goal in both the Premier League and the Champions League, if they qualify, a competition in which his experience has been limited to playing with Real Sociedad in 2013-14. In the other competitions Willy Caballero could be used – like Pep did with Victor Valdes and Jose Manuel Pinto.  The Chilean stopper has been seduced by the Catalan’s project. For Bravo there is no other answer. It’s now or never. If he stayed in Barcelona he would likely lose his starting spot in La Liga.last_img read more

Generous call

first_imgTHE Pakenham unit is very thankful to all residents who have generously donat ed to Red Cross Calling. Although not…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

SFA Cruises into NCAA Tournament after Southland Tournament Win

first_imgTournament most valuable player Thomas Walkup scored 19 points and added five rebounds and four assists for the Lumberjacks, who led just 35-32 with 18:12 remaining before going on their decisive run, which put them up 56-37 with 7:08 left after a basket from Conner Brooks. The Bearkats were up 22-17 following Terrance Motley’s jumper at the 6:45 mark of the first half, but the Lumberjacks responded with a 14-2 run that was highlighted by a pair of treys from Deshaunt Walker, the latter which gave SFA a 31-24 lead with 3:17 before intermission. Sam Houston would get within 31-28, but Walkup’s layup with 31 seconds remaining allowed the Lumberjacks to take a 33-28 cushion into the locker room. The win was also the 28th straight for the Lumberjacks (31-2), the nation’s second-longest streak in the nation. Only undefeated Wichita State has a longer run. “We couldn’t let this opportunity fade away from us,” said all-tournament selection Desmond Haymon, one of six players on the SFA roster which lost to Northwestern in last year’s tournament finale. “The focus the team had stayed there the whole night.” SFA went undefeated in 18 Southland Conference games en route to earning the school’s second tournament championship and now awaits its destination when the NCAA tournament bracket is formally announced Sunday at 5 p.m., CT, on CBS. Sam Houston State guard Kaheem RansomOn mentality at halftime of close game:“First half, we had an early dead but they made a push at the end to take the lead at half. We just wanted to make adjustments and come out and be aggressive and make shots and outplay them a little bit. They frustrated us. It’s clear we didn’t take good shots in the second half and it showed.” “For us to be on the national stage and represent who we are and what we’re about….that means the world,” he said. “I’ve said it all along: we play for the name on our front, not on the back, and we take great, great pride in being able to play for Stephen F. Austin State University. “You’ve got to give them credit,” Bearkats coach Jason Hooten said. “They defended us pretty well. I thought early in the game, we got some pretty good shots that didn’t go in. That happens … when you don’t make shots, you get a little frustrated, but we probably carried that over on the defensive end.” On SFA success defensively:“They totally deny you on the wings and play over the top. They do a really good job on ball screen motions. They make things very difficult every possession so when you do get good shots you’ve got to knock them in. I thought in the first half we had a couple good looks at threes that didn’t go down. We had some layups early and some really good looks and just didn’t finish them; part of that is our fault and also had a lot to do with their defense.” Lumberjacks coach Brad Underwood felt overjoyed about being able to not only represent SFA, but also the conference, as his first season at the helm still has him and the school on the biggest stage in college sports. “This is a good league. It’s got great teams. It’s got great players,” Underwood added.center_img Sam Houston State coach James Hooten“First of all, congratulations to Stephen F. Austin. Obviously, they’re having a season for the ages. I thought our guys played really hard. We were ready to go. It just wasn’t our night. We’ve got to give them credit because a lot of that was due to them. They defended us really well. I thought early in the game we got some really good shots, it just didn’t go in. It happens; when you don’t make shots you get a little frustrated; and we probably carried that over on the defensive end. Down three at halftime, felt pretty good considering how we finished off the half but second half we just couldn’t get anything going offensively and it just snowballed on the other end of the court.” Joining Walkup and Haymon on the all-tournament team were Sam Houston State’s Jabari Peters and Kaheem Ransom along with Northwestern State’s Jalan West. Despite the loss, the Bearkats stand a very good chance to play in either the National Invitational Tournament or the College Basketball Invitational. A selection to either would give Sam Houston its third postseason trip in school annuals. “We deserve it,” said Hooten. “We’ve won 23 games, played a great schedule and I think we’ll get that opportunity.” On perspective of the season:“I’m a pretty competitive person. With that being said, we have our whole team except those four great seniors coming back. Looking on down the road that’s pretty exciting but I also don’t think we’re done playing basketball this year either. I think we’ll get some kind of invitation to a tournament and we deserve it. We won 23 basketball games and played a great schedule with an RPI of less than 120 out of 350-something schools and these guys deserve to keep playing and I think we’ll get that opportunity.” Postgame Quotes…Stephen F. Austin coach Brad Underwood“We beat a very good basketball team tonight. Give a lot of credit to Sam Houston, who played three games to get here. We knew this would be a tough game. I thought we were a little tight in the first half. In the second half, I thought our defense was tremendous. We did a great job on the backboards. Overall, I was very pleased. Tom got us off to a great start and these guys were spectacular.”On their 21-5 run midway through the second-half:“That was the difference in the ball game … it really broke it open. Most of it was based on our ability to guard and handle their ball screens. We changed and altered shots at the rim. The thing I was most impressed with was that we did it without fouling. When our team has to rotate, we are at our best defensively because it is something we do very well.”On their 28-game winning streak:“I don’t know how to explain it, but whatever ‘it’ is, but this team has “it” and it starts with Desmond. I couldn’t be happier for him to be a part of this program for four years and get to experience the NCAA tournament. This is an unbelievable group … and not just of basketball players, but of tremendous individual people.”Stephen F. Austin guard Desmond HaymonOn getting the chance to play in the NCAA tournament:“It’s a blessing. It took me to my senior year to get here. I’m blessed to have such great teammates and coaches. The opportunity was there and we took it … I’m just blessed to have it.”On maintaining the big lead late in the game:“We knew that we couldn’t let this opportunity fade away from us. Our defense intensity in the second-half was locked in and we just didn’t want this opportunity to slip away. We had great leadership from everybody.”Stephen F. Austin forward Thomas WalkupOn being named tournament MVP:“It’s an honor but it’s not an individual award. Desmond could easily have the MVP or Jake; it could have gone to any of them. It’s not like I played better than any of them. It just happened to be my night tonight.”On their 28-game winning streak:“We come out to the court every single day and work hard. It’s a tribute to that. Every single night we come out with focus and intensity and we enjoy playing the game with each other.” Box Score (PDF)  |  Photo Gallery  |  Highlights  |  ReplayTrophy PresentationPress Conference: SFA and SHSU KATY, Texas – Stephen F. Austin used a 21-5 second-half run to turn a tight game into a 68-49 rout of Sam Houston State to win the 2014 Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship at the Leonard E. Merrell Center Saturday night to earn the automatic bid into the NCAA tournament in the process. Sam Houston (23-10) hit just 2 of 8 shots and committed six turnovers during the pivotal run and the Bearkats were held to only 38.6 percent shooting on the night.last_img read more

Dooley banking on thorough preparation for must-win game vs Thais

first_imgShanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Banario ‘stronger’ at lightweight, 100% ready for Indian foe Azkals’ head coach Thomas Dooley. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOn the cusp of history with only one match remaining in the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup, the Philippine Azkals are bracing for what could be “the best game ever in our lives.”“Those are the games that we, as players and coaches, are looking for,” said Philippine team head coach Thomas Dooley.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. EDITORS’ PICK PH among economies most vulnerable to virus We are young As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH And Dooley is keeping an optimistic approach going to the crucial tiff on Friday.“Anything can happen. The only thing you can control is you, so you prepare as hard as you should. You need to be 100-percent ready and focused, be at the best you can do you can win. If Thailand has an incredible game and we have a good game, maybe it’s not enough so we have to get more and prepare 100-percent and hope Thailand makes more mistakes,” he said. “For us, I don’t think it will be any more different than the games before. We just have to focus, play 90 minutes, and make less mistakes as possible.”“It will be a good game, an interesting game, and hopefully, it will be good for us.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esportscenter_img The Azkals will play Thailand on Friday to end the group stages at Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan, with a win automatically propelling them to the semifinals.“It will be a challenge for us. The goal for us here in the Philippines is to get to the next level and go to the (AFF Suzuki Cup) Finals, and doing that needs us to win tomorrow,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliThe Philippines hasn’t won against Thailand in the history of the biennial meet.Its last conquest over the Thais was back June 12, 1972 when the Filipinos took home a 1-0 victory in a tournament in Jakarta, Indonesia. Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 MOST READ Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Dooley’s wards did come close before, salvaging a scoreless draw in the first leg of the semifinals in the 2014 Suzuki Cup before the War Elephants rebounded with a 3-0 victory en route to the crown.The coach didn’t hide his admiration for Thailand’s football system, sharing that it’s the program the Philippines aspires for.“Thailand is actually a team we look up to, in my opinion, with lots of fans supporting the team and putting pressure to the players so that they can develop,” he said. “The last time we played there was in front of 60,000 fans, and tickets were sold in a couple of hours. They have great youth system, so all the players coming out are already in a position to play high level football.”But as much as he looks up to the War Elephants, all Dooley wants for the Azkals is to secure the three points to advance to the semifinals.“This game could be our last game, but it’s the most important thing for us and we have to win it to get to the next round. It will be a little bit more pressure to the players in the field, but in the last two games, the effort and energy I could see in the team, it’s there and it’s just what you need,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND View commentslast_img read more

Marshfield boys hockey falls to first-place Stevens Point

first_imgBarth scores Tigers’ lone goalBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Stevens Point scored once in the final minute of the first period to take the lead and ripped off five more goals to beat Marshfield 6-1 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference boys hockey game Thursday night at the Marshfield Youth Ice Arena.Stevens Point took a 1-0 lead before Colin Barth tied the game for Marshfield with 1:26 to go in the first period.Cole Caufield put the Panthers back on top less than one minute later, and from there Stevens Point dominated.Caufield added his third goal to cap a three-goal second period to bust the game open for the Panthers, who are now 13-2 and 6-1 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference.Haydon Roy-Peterson had 38 saves in goal for Marshfield (4-9-1, 0-5-1 WVC).Stevens Point held Marshfield to just seven shots on goal.Marshfield hosts Eau Claire Regis/Chippewa Falls McDonell at 8:15 p.m. Saturday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Panthers 6, Tigers 1Stevens Point 2 3 1 – 6Marshfield 1 0 0 – 1First period: 1. SP, Cole Caufield (Chase Miller, Barrett Brooks), 1:56; 2. M, Colin Barth, 15:34; 3. SP, Caufield (Miller, Jarett Jones), 16:20.Second period: 4. SP, Brooks (Caufield), 1:33; 5. SP, Dylan Minch (Treyton Zinda), 6:28; 6. SP, Caufield (Miller), 6:37.Third period: 7. SP, Mark Stoskopf (Leo Knapp), 5:24.Saves: SP, Spencer Wierzba 6; M, Haydon Roy-Peterson 38.Records: Stevens Point 13-2, 6-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 4-9-1, 0-5-1 WVC.last_img read more

LP101: Commitment to Loss Prevention Training & Development

first_imgAs contradictory as it might sound, the stability of our loss prevention program is largely dependent on our ability to react and respond to change; and that begins with our people. The evolution of a successful and productive team is an ongoing process. Every member of our team has both personal and professional objectives and agendas, all of which will impact their approaches, their performance, their outlook and their potential.Most managers understand the importance of getting the right players on their team, and putting those players in the right roles. We attempt to hire talented individuals, place them in positions where we feel they can be most successful, and provide them with the appropriate loss prevention training to meet the needs and expectations of the job.Establishing and maintaining the expertise necessary to perform our required function demands that we develop the knowledge, skills, proficiencies and abilities of our team. Strong loss prevention training practices help build success. We train to cover the bases—the rules and guidelines, the fundamental competencies of the job, the essential ground rules that help to make people better at the position that they are in.- Sponsor – But leaders also recognize that our best team members don’t want to be stagnant. They want to move forward in their careers, and take the steps necessary to reach the next level—and the one after that. The development of knowledge and understanding and the practical application of our skills and abilities helps to groom us for what lies ahead.As a result, effective loss prevention training and development plans must prepare and elicit success for the individual in their current role, but must also draw on the individual’s potential, whatever that might be. A successful program will typically include the following steps:Assessment of individual proficiencies and identification of training needs. This should facilitate both the improvement of developmental opportunities and the enhancement of personal strengths. Appropriate and realistic goals should be established, as well as a means of assessing progress in relation to those goals.Development, implementation and delivery of needed training that will address those strengths and opportunities—the needs, motivations, desires, skills and thought processes that can assist the individual in making real and lasting changes.Encourage a commitment to action, to personal growth and to the plan.Frequent, consistent, and objective evaluation of the effectiveness of the training and development program; and the value it brings to the skills of the specific individual.Evaluation of the effect that the program has had on the individual’s performance and their ability to translate what they’ve learned into results, using objective measures wherever possible in order to ensure that goals are being met.Reassessment of skills, needs, and approaches where necessary and appropriate.Finding Our PlaceNot every employee has the ability or the desire to become the next Director or Vice President of Loss Prevention. But whatever role best suits the individual it should be our objective to provide them with the opportunity to become the best that they can possibly be. Loss prevention training and development programs provide us with that vehicle. A commitment to help our team grow and evolve must be built into our programs.By the same respect, it is ultimately every individual’s responsibility to create and manage their own development plan. We must take charge of our own careers. We can’t expect someone else to do it for us. There is no sword that we can pull out of a stone that gives us a divine place in the world. There is no wheel we can spin that will determine the right path for us. And while they may provide us with guidance and support, it is not the responsibility of our company, our supervisor or anyone else to do it for us.Opportunity is the result of effort. We must put together our own career map that determines where and how far our careers will take us, what direction we would like to go and what our final destination might be. We then plot the path that we would like to take. The role of leadership has never been to draw the map, but rather to guide the way; providing the compass that leads us in the right direction.By capitalizing on opportunities to enhance our knowledge and education, we are making an investment in our own future. To learn more about investing in your career, professional loss prevention training and development, and the certification process, visit losspreventionfoundation.org. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more