WW photo: Anne PrudenProtesters, including many from the Jewish community, voiced support for Palestine outside Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Oct. 7, when the Israeli basketball team Maccabi Tel Aviv was there to challenge the Brooklyn Nets.Previously, on Aug. 11, a large multinational force of people had protested Zionism at the same venue because its namesake, Barclays Bank, profits from arms sales to Israel. These forces returned on Oct. 7 to chant to those attending the evening game, “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! The IDF [Israel Defense Forces] has got to go!” and “Palestine — slam dunk! Stop the occupation!”Fliers distributed by activists with Jewish Voice for Peace explained their protest stating that “a basketball game should not be used as a context for paying tribute to an army and soldiers who have been involved in war crimes.” The flier also quoted former National Basketball Association player Etan Thomas: “It sends the wrong message, especially coming off the heels of the slaughter of more than 2,000 Palestinians last month. Friends of IDF, at their VIP celebration at the Barclays Center prior to the game, will ‘honor’ twelve wounded soldiers from the recent Gaza conflict. Are they also going to honor the hundreds of innocent Palestinian civilians — mostly women and children — who were massacred?”Later there was a struggle when Palestinian flags were raised at the game — and so many cheers when the Brooklyn Nets beat the Israeli team!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Home Indiana Agriculture News Former Conservation Chiefs Agree with Principles of Crop Insurance Compromise Facebook Twitter Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – May 8, 2013 Former conservation chiefs have sent a letter that follows the same principles of the compromise reached by several conservation, environmental, crop insurance and agricultural organizations to link conservation compliance and crop insurance premium assistance. The letter does not – however – endorse the agreement reached by the groups. As you take steps to modernize our farm safety net – the former conservation chiefs wrote – we urge you to make sure that compliance provisions cover all income support, including eligibility for crop and revenue insurance premium subsidies. The letter also expresses hope Congress will provide incentives to lower the cost of crop insurance to producers who use USDA-approved conservation practices. But to ensure the widest participation possible – they believe crop insurance should continue to be available to all producers regardless of income. The former conservation chiefs say doing so will benefit farmers, the environment and all Americans going forward.Bruce Knight is among those who signed the letter to endorse a link between conservation compliance and subsidized crop insurance. He says the letter was coordinated by the Soil and Water Conservation Society. SHARE Previous articleE15 Now Available in WisconsinNext articleNovozymes Applauds Rural Energy Investment Act Gary Truitt Former Conservation Chiefs Agree with Principles of Crop Insurance Compromise SHARE
Linkedin Patterson and the Horned Frogs look forward to the match-up against the nation’s best running back.“If you have a good football team, they don’t want to play against average,” Patterson said. “They didn’t come and play all year to play against average. They want to play against the best, win or lose. You want to play against the Bryce Loves of the world.”TCU faces Bryce Love and the Stanford Cardinal Dec. 28 in the Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Previous articleTwo Horned Frogs earn preseason All-American accoladesNext articleThrowback Thursday: Horned Frogs remember Alamo Bowl victory over Oregon Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier From Baker to Bryce: Horned Frog defense prepares to face consecutive Heisman finalistsAs TCU’s battle-tested defense prepares for the Stanford Cardinal in the Valero Alamo Bowl, they prepare for a unique challenge: multiple match-ups against Heisman finalists.The Horned Frog defense will face Stanford running back and Heisman runner-up Bryce Love Thursday night, one game away from their second matchup with the Heisman Trophy winner and Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield.TCU’s previous contest, a loss to the Oklahoma Sooners, featured a clinic led by the superstar. He completed 15 of his 23 passes, good for 243 yards and four touchdowns. Mayfield also contributed an average of 10.8 yards per rush, utilizing his speed six times for 65 yards.Now, the Horned Frogs must flip the script and focus on Love, a stat sheet stuffer. Love ranks first nationally in total rushing yards, rushing yards per contest and rushing yards per attempt. Additionally, Love has the most 100-yard rushing games this season and boasts 23 rushes of at least 30 yards, a statistic no player has achieved the past two seasons. He averages 43.8 yards per scoring play.“Stanford has a mentality that they want to go run the football,” TCU defensive coordinator Chad Glasgow said. “They’re a very physical football team. You have to match their physicalness to have a chance to slow them down.”Stanford running back Bryce Love runs for a touchdown against California during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Plagued by an ankle injury for most of the season, Love’s production has been limited over the past few games. Stanford head coach David Shaw remains optimistic about Love’s availability for Thursday’s contest against the Horned Frogs.“He’s just trying to get his ankle as healthy as it can be so he can come and play with his teammates tomorrow night,” Shaw said.Since his injury, Love has averaged 5.745 yards per rush, better than 120 of all 130 FBS programs.TCU head coach Gary Patterson sarcastically responded, aware that a Heisman finalist with a month of rest could prove to be fatal for the Horned Frogs.“I’m really excited about that,” Patterson said. “For him to have four weeks of rest, a healthy Bryce Love- holy-moly.” TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history On their best behaviorThe Horned Frogs return to San Antonio for the Alamo Bowl, and Patterson said the team will use the same curfew and bed check procedures as two years ago when quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested and sent home following a bar fight.“It was tight last time,” Patterson said. “We had bed check. He was in bed check. We knew what we were supposed to do. You can’t control knuckleheads.”Losing their star signal-caller had a crippling effect on the Horned Frogs who fell behind the Oregon Ducks 31-0 in the Alamo Bowl two years ago.“We obviously had some adversity,” Patterson said of that week’s events. “Kind of took the wind out of our sails. We kind of regrouped, and it came up to be an experience people will remember the rest of their lives.”Patterson said the same penalty is in place for a similar violation this year as he hopes to prevent another incident and his players have received the message.“It’s kind of tempting,” senior wide receiver John Diarse said. “A lot of places you can go and have a drink or two if you’d like, but Coach P has been on us for the past month about being smart about what you do and to enjoy the week while being smart in our decision-making.TCU’s current quarterback uses competition to avoid the issue of nightlife leading up to the Alamo Bowl.“Two years ago that happened and then we go to the Liberty Bowl and everyone said you can’t be going out and doing all that,” Hill said. “They told me you’re not allowed to go to that bar, which is fine because I’ve been beating Shawn Robinson in NBA 2K, he talks a lot of mess, but he can’t hang.”Black or Purple?At the Alamo Bowl two years ago, TCU head coach Gary Patterson wore a black shirt as his Horned Frogs fell behind 31-0 at halftime to the Oregon Ducks. He then changed into a purple shirt at halftime after saying “black wasn’t working.”After tying the biggest bowl comeback ever with TCU’s 47-41 triple-overtime victory over Oregon, Patterson reflected simply on the wardrobe alteration in his postgame interview; “Purple works,” he said.This time around, fans are curious as to what shirt Patterson will don Thursday against Stanford. For now, the TCU head coach is still weighing his options.“I haven’t decided yet, probably because they’ve been on me so hard, our colors are purple and white, I’m starting to lean towards the purple a little bit,” Patterson said.“Lengthy” Stanford defense “creates challenges” for TCUThe Horned Frogs’ offensive unit will face a daunting task against Stanford’s athletic and physical defensive squad in the Alamo Bowl.“They’re a well-coached unit,” TCU co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie said. “They’re very big, they’re physical and you can tell they’re a group that doesn’t give you anything easy. It’s a big challenge for us.”They also limit the big-play, something the Horned Frogs uptempo offense thrives on.“They don’t allow you to make any big ‘home-run’ plays,” senior running back Kyle Hicks said. “They try to keep everything in front of them. They’re a sound football team.”The Stanford Cardinal is one of only 10 teams to allow an average of fewer than 25 points per game for four straight seasons. This season, the Cardinal have only surrendered an average of 21.5 points per contest, good for second in the Pac-12 and 30th nationally.Senior wide receiver John Diarse is excited about the challenging matchup but realizes that he and his teammates must take the Cardinal seriously.“They’re physical from their front four to their back seven,” Diarse said. “As a secondary, they play really well together. Their corners are very long, can be physical and can make tackles. We have to match them physically and use our speed in ways they aren’t used to.”TCU wide receiver John Diarse breaks a tackle against Oklahoma. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoDiarse mentioned some miscues in Stanford’s defense that he noticed while watching film and believes that the Horned Frogs can exploit them to get the victory.“I think they have some wrinkles that can put us over the top,” Diarse said. “As long as we execute our routine plays like we have all season, I believe that could give us the victory.”Junior safety Justin Reid ranks eighth nationally and first in the Pac-12 with five interceptions on the season. The junior also averages 7.5 tackles per game. Hicks expects him to make his presence felt.“I expect him to fly around for them like he has all year,” Hicks said. “He’s made a lot of big plays for them this season. He’s very smart and has a really good football IQ, he’s a great leader on the field.” Twitter Facebook Facebook Garrett Podell printThe Horned Frogs were left out of the New Year’s Six despite finishing as the runner-up in the Big 12. Instead, they were sent to San Antonio for the second time in three years to play in the Alamo Bowl for a Dec. 28 matchup against Stanford following its 41-17 loss to Oklahoma in the Big 12 championship game.Head Coach Gary Patterson said bowl season reveals the character of a football team.TCU wide receiver John Diarse evades a tackling against Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship Game. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto“Here’s what you’ll find out — the team that wants it the most will win it,” Patterson said. “Ninety percent of the time, when they have more reason to win, they’ll be the team that wins it. That’s what I told them right off the bat.”The Horned Frog coach will have to hope this season’s TCU team resembles the makeup of his 2014 and 2015 teams, not last year’s team that couldn’t quite find the finish line against Georgia in the Liberty Bowl. This season, the Horned Frogs are a veteran-laden team, recognizing 35 seniors in its regular-season finale against Baylor. Quarterback Kenny Hill is among those who are eager to go out “the right way.”“The Big 12 Championship Game leaves a bad taste in your mouth, and lucky for us, we’ve got one more, that’s the best way to get rid of it,” Hill said. “We need to win this. It just comes down to playing well and executing the way we can to come out with a ‘W’ because I’m not trying to go out my senior year with a loss.”TCU quarterback Kenny Hill address the media at a press conference Tuesday in San Antonio. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoEven though it’s not in the New Year’s Six, the Alamo Bowl features two top-15 teams who were the runner-ups of their respective conferences, but Patterson desires to finish in the top 10 for the third time in four seasons and the sixth time in the last 10 seasons. “A lot of people would be satisfied — you’re one of the top 15 teams in the nation,” he said. “That’s not where we’re trying to get as a program. At least I’m not.”Return of the Jet?Sophomore running back Darius Anderson will be a game-time decision for the Alamo Bowl as TCU takes as much time as it can to make a decision about whether to use its leading rusher against Stanford.Patterson wants to leave San Antonio as an Alamo Bowl Champion once again, but he’s also balancing his leading rusher’s health for next season when he will return as the team’s most experienced back after the graduation of senior Kyle Hicks. “You can’t accomplish anymore in this season, so you got to make sure he is ready to go and there’s no chance of putting him in harm’s way,” Patterson said.Anderson rushed for 768 yards and eight touchdowns, both team highs, in 10 games. He left in the second quarter of the Nov. 11 game at Oklahoma with a leg injury, having scored TCU’s first touchdown with a 13-yard run on his first carry of the game.Anderson’s health has indicated a return to action is plausible. 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RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Facebook TAGSCommunityhealthLimerick City and Countylocal newsNews Previous articleGardaí using council CCTV test footage to investigate crimeNext articleBrexit boost as Shannon Estuary gets EU designation Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie A GROUP of Limerick volunteers who are helping the national ambulance service to save lives urgently need funds to buy essential equipment to give patients the best chance of survival.The Community First Responders (CFR) are a group of volunteers who are dispatched by the 999/112 National Ambulance Service to emergencies within their communities.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up They are all trained in CPR and other life-saving measures and they generally arrive at the scene of the emergency before the ambulance service because most of the volunteers “on call” live in the locality.The Ennis Road CFR are the only group in Limerick and they have been operating since last April. They cover an area from the Strand hotel to the Greenhills hotel and the surrounding residential estates.One of their volunteers, Noel Kerley, said that the main reason the group was set up was because they could see a need for it in the locality with an ageing population.“Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in Ireland, accounting for 33 per cent of all deaths and early response is essential in helping to save some of those lives,” Mr Kerley added.Community First Responders are dispatched to cardiac arrests, adult chest pain (suspected heart attack), stroke and choking emergencies in their communities. Most responder groups have organised themselves to be “on call 24/7” to respond to these emergencies.“Because all of our ‘on call’ volunteers live locally, we generally arrive at the emergency call location before the paramedics and we carry out CPR and other life-saving measures until such time as the paramedics arrive,” Mr Kerley said.The normal time for an ambulance to arrive at the emergency address is 20 minutes, but it may take longer – depending on other emergency situations they are dealing with. This time delay may be life-threatening for some emergencies.While the Ennis Road CFR group is supported by the HSE and the National Ambulance Service, they do not get any funding to buy their own equipment, including AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) or to provide accredited training and purchase training equipment.This is why they are running a major fundraising day on this Thursday, December 20 in Dunnes Stores at the Jetland Shopping Centre on the Ennis Road.“We are appealing to the people living in the area to support our fundraising next Thursday because we need this money to help us to buy this essential equipment and also to provide ongoing accredited training for our volunteers,” Mr Kerley explained.by Mary [email protected] Print Limerick on Covid watch list Twitter WhatsApp TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Advertisement Linkedin Email Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students NewsLocal NewsCommunity first responders need funds to save livesBy Staff Reporter – December 23, 2018 1274 Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat
Homepage BannerNews Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest Previous articleMeeting arranged to discuss cross-border approach to flooding in the North WestNext articlePolice appeal for information following attempted robbery in Limavady admin Facebook WhatsApp By admin – January 9, 2016 Twitter Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ The Donegal Bay Group B Waste Water project contract has been signed, paving the way for improved wastewater treatment for certain towns in Donegal but there is concern over the privatisation of the proposed work.The towns which will benefit from the schemes are Killybegs, Bundoran, Glencolmcille and Convoy and it has been claimed the communities have been waiting for over 20 years for work to be carried out.Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle says while he welcomes the move, he is concerned the contracts shows that privatisation is continuing to creep into schemes such as these:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/thomas.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Latest Waste Water project contract signed in Donegal indicates further privatisation – Pringle Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest
Jeff Swensen/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) — The first of the funerals for the 11 worshippers killed in a Pittsburgh synagogue massacre will be held Tuesday as President Donald Trump heads to the city.Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz and brothers Cecil and David Rosenthal were among those gunned down by a shooter inside the house of worship Saturday.Rabinowitz’s friends and family are set to gather at his funeral Tuesday morning, while the Rosenthal brothers will be honored at a joint service Tuesday afternoon.Rabinowitz, 66, was killed when he ran toward gunfire in the synagogue to try to help victims, according to his nephew, Avishai Ostrin.“In addition to being the president of the congregation, he was a doctor, a healer … when he heard shots he ran outside to try and see if anyone was hurt and needed a doctor. That was Uncle Jerry, that’s just what he did,” Ostrin wrote on Facebook.b“Jerry was above all one of the kindest physicians and human beings in our community,” the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center said in a statement. The hospital network said it “cannot even begin to express the sadness and grief we feel over the loss of Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz.”Slain bothers Cecil Rosenthal, 59, and David Rosenthal, 54, never missed a service and were always at the synagogue because it was a place they felt the most safe, fellow congregant Scott Levin told ABC News.The two brothers were developmentally disabled.“Cecil and David had a love for life and for those around them,” according to a statement from ACHIEVA, a local organization which provides support for people with disabilities.“Cecil’s laugh was infectious. David was so kind and had such a gentle spirit,” Chris Schopf, Vice President of ACHIEVA Residential Supports, said in the statement. “Together, they looked out for one another. They were inseparable. Most of all, they were kind, good people with a strong faith and respect for everyone.”Trump and first lady Melania Trump are set to arrive in Pittsburgh later in the afternoon.“I’m just going to pay my respects,” Trump told Fox News on Monday. “I’m also going to the hospital to see the officers and some of the people that were so badly hurt. So — and I really look forward to going. I would have done it even sooner, but I didn’t want to disrupt anymore than they already had disruption.”The president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka Trump will travel with the president and first lady, a senior administration official told ABC News.President Trump on Saturday strongly condemned the shooting in Pittsburgh as “evil.”Early in the day, just a few hours after the shooting, the president said, “It’s presumed that this is a case where if they had an armed guard inside, they might have been able to stop him immediately … Maybe nobody would have been killed except for him. So it’s a very, very difficult situation.”When a reporter asked if all synagogues and churches should have armed guards, Trump said, “I hate to think of it that way … It’s certainly an option.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
iStock/Thinkstock(HANOVER, N.H.) — Details of alleged widespread sexual harassment conducted by tenured professors in Dartmouth College’s psychology department are beginning to emerge as plaintiffs in a class action Title IX lawsuit against the Ivy League school publicly recount their experiences.A complaint filed Thursday in federal court for the District of New Hampshire alleges that three professors for Dartmouth’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences “sexually assaulted, sexually harassed and raped female students,” both undergraduate and graduate, within the department, according to a press release from the law firm that filed the lawsuit, Sanford Heisler Sharp.Plaintiffs who spoke to ABC News described a climate in which they would not receive academic advising or resources to complete their research if they did not participate in an “unprofessional culture” of drinking and socializing outside of the office.Each of the seven named plaintiffs are described in the release as “highly accomplished” female scientists who have all completed their doctorates in brain science and are now at Yale, Stanford and Dartmouth.The department was referred to in the lawsuit as a “predators club” and a “21st Century Animal House.” The class represented in the lawsuit is being defined as “the undergraduate and graduate women who were students in the PBS departments,” Deborah Marcuse, managing partner of the Sanford Heisler Sharp Baltimore office, told ABC News.The lawsuit is seeking $70 million in compensatory and punitive damages. Dartmouth College did not immediately reply to ABC News’ request for comment.Marcuse described the culture at Dartmouth’s psychology department as including “flagrant harassment and gender discrimination.”The plaintiffs and other women in the department experienced “groping, leering, cat calling, all manner of inappropriate communications, and in some cases, sexual assault and rape” by the three professors, Marcuse said.The professors also allegedly hired female lab assistants based on their physical attractiveness to compete for who had the “hottest lab,” according to the complaint.Professors would conduct professional lab meetings at bars and invite students to late-night “hot tub parties” in their homes as well as invite undergraduate students to use cocaine during classes related to addiction as part of a “demonstration,” the complaint states.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
How should you announce redundancies?On 15 Jan 2002 in Personnel Today Cap Gemini Ernst &Young did its reputation untold damage with the badpublicity it received for making redundancies by voicemail. Much of it was unfair of course, but it raises the question – how shouldan organisationannounce job cuts and how should it break the news toindividuals? When times are good, companies invest in conferences, videos and literaturein pursuit of motivating their workforce and boosting their internalreputation. So why do so many put the company’s long-term reputation on the back burnerwhen it comes to making people redundant? If people feel they have been discarded without consideration a companymight find it is no longer a favoured place to work. How can companies avoid this? First, ensure people receive regularinformation about how the organisation is doing against its business plan. So, if things do start to go wrong, the staff will be the first to startquestioning whether things can continue with the current staffing levels. Thereshould be no surprises and employees will make educated guesses on where theystand. Second, once actual numbers, selection criteria and jobs are identified,it is important to talk to people quickly and individually. Although it is impossible to eliminate uncertainty for people at this stage,the organisation should make every attempt to minimise it and keepcommunication channels open. Jenny Davenport is the director of People in [email protected] Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
Insurance company Zurich Financial Services has flown training staff toIndia to help establish a call centre to service its UK customers. The company has sent three trainers and some support staff to train the 30Indian staff recruited for the pilot project in Bangalore. Zurich’s HR director Jonathan Crookall said the Indian call centre wouldcover the late night and weekend shifts that are traditionally difficult tostaff in this country.. “After considering several potential locations, India came out as thepreferred choice for many reasons, including the quality and availability of askilled workforce and a proven track record in this area,” he said. Crookall said the training staff, chosen from Zurich’s call centres inBournemouth, Portsmouth, Glasgow, Leeds and Newcastle, would be teaching theIndian operators on Zurich’s normal UK sales and service procedures, includinghow to handle phone calls and the details of policies. He said it was too early to say if the pilot, which has been running for twoweeks, would be extended if successful. Crookall said the initiative was part of the company’s drive forcompetitiveness. “To keep ahead of the increasing pace of change within our industry, wehave been exploring ways of providing a greater range of services to ourcustomers, while at the same time maintaining competitive prices for ourproducts,” he added. A number of other UK companies, including Royal and Sun Alliance, Bupa, Axaand Churchill, have already moved part of their support operations to India. According to research by Accenture, up to 20 per cent of UK call centre jobswill be transferred to India by 2010. By Ben Willmott Related posts:No related photos. Calling on India to service UK marketOn 9 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article
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