Giving Back Fund To Host Annual Philanthropy Summit

first_imgThe Giving Back Fund, a national nonprofit organization that provides philanthropic consulting and management to professional athletes, entertainers, other high-profile individuals, and corporations, will hold their fifth annual Sports and Entertainment Philanthropy Summit in New York on May 6 and May 7.The Summit will focus exclusively on sports and entertainment philanthropy, providing practical advice and expertise targeted to Executive Directors, Development Directors, pro teams’ Community Relations personnel, celebrities’ families and friends, and others who are currently advising celebrity-associated charities.Speakers include: Todd Jacobson, Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility at the National Basketball Association (NBA); Lois Backon, Executive Director of Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase; Robin Bronk, CEO at the Creative Coalition; Sheila Kelly, Vice President of Development at the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and Peter Wilderotter, President and Chief Executive Officer at the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.The Summit will present world-renowned experts in the areas of cause-marketing and sponsorship success, board development and governance, fundraising, public relations, and legal issues, with a special emphasis on the unique challenges and opportunities associated with celebrity charities. The Summit is also an excellent opportunity to network with decision makers for athlete and celebrity associated charities.Stephanie Sandler, Senior Vice President of The Giving Back Fund said, ” Those of us who are working in the field of sports and entertainment philanthropy rarely have the opportunity to spend any concentrated time with our colleagues. So much can be learned from each others’ successes and challenges, some of which are very unique to celebrity philanthropy.”Sponsors for the Summit include Annual Registration Management, Britton Gallagher, Witt/Kieffer, JP Morgan, and UPrinting.comFor more information on the Summit or to register, please visit read more

Ford issues recalls for big vans and F150 trucks van wiring issue

first_imgDETROIT – Ford has recalled more than 100,000 full-sized vans and F-150 trucks in North America, including 8,365 vans in Canada to fix a wiring problem that was potentially related to two fires.The company said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.The recall announced Wednesday covers 73,443 Ford Transit vans from 2015 through 2017 that have a trailer tow computer module.Here’s what you need to know about the recall:— Ford says water can enter the module and cause corrosion. That could cause an electrical short and an increased fire risk.— Corrosion also can cause unexpected seat belt pretensioner activation, rapid flashing of turn signals, loss of heating and air conditioning controls and other problems.— Fires could happen when the ignition is off so Ford is recommending they be parked outdoors until repairs are made.— Owners can have dealers disable the module as a temporary fix. Dealers will add a drain hole to the driver’s door step well and install a fuse in a wiring harness when parts become available at an unspecified later date.The U.S.-based carmaker also issued three other safety recalls involving F-150 vehicles.One involves about 15,000 trucks, including 2,203 in Canada with 3.3-litre engines, six-speed transmissions and column-mounted shift levers. Inaccurate gear selection could result in unintended vehicle movement.Rapid shifts from park to drive may cause a loss of the gear indication in the instrument panel and result in a momentary engagement of reverse or neutral operation before the vehicle achieves forward drive function. There are no reported accidents or injuries associated with this issues.The affected vehicles were built between Jan. 12 and Oct. 9 at the Dearborn and Kansas City assembly plants.A third recall involves 15,000 2017 Ford F-150 vehicles with 10-speed automatic transmission. The affected vehicles are unable to shift the transmission using the shift lever.The pin attaching the transmission shift linkage to the transmission may come out, leaving the transmission stuck in that gear. The key could be removed even if the vehicle is not in park, making it impossible to restart the vehicle and increasing the risk of accident or injury.The affected vehicles include 3,160 vehicles sold in Canada that were built between August 2016 and August 2017.The fourth recall involves nearly 30 2018 Ford F-150 vehicles with 3.5-litre engines for possible loss of motive power and engine failure.In affected vehicles, certain cylinder heads are missing machined holes intended to supply lubrication to the camshaft-bearing journals. The lack of proper lubrication increases the risk of a crash, although there are no reported accidents or injuries.The vehicles, including seven sold in Canada, were built Sept. 3-17.— With files from The Canadian Press.last_img read more

Equifax calls executive stock sales days after breach legal

first_imgATLANTA – Equifax, the credit report company hacked over the summer exposing the personal information of 145 million Americans, said a special committee has determined that none of the four executives who sold shares at the time did anything wrong.The high-level executives sold shares worth a combined $1.8 million in the days immediately after the company discovered the breach.When Equifax went public with the breach in early September, company shares cratered, erasing about $2.35 billion of its market value.The company revealed that an ongoing cyberattack lasted from mid-May to July. Equifax Inc. said it detected the hack on July 29.On Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, Equifax Chief Financial Officer John Gamble and three other executives sold a combined $1.8 million in stock.The company said Friday that a special committee comprised of independent directors, and advised by an independent counsel, found that none of the executives had knowledge of the breach when their trades were made.The committee’s review included dozens of interviews and the scouring of more than 55,000 documents including emails, text messages, phone logs and other records.The report Friday is unlikely to relieve pressure on the beleaguered company, which badly bungled the response to the hack.Investigators will want to know how a breach of this size and scope could have occurred, without the knowledge of some of the company’s highest executives.Faith in the leadership and the security of private information eroded in the weeks after the attack.Anxious consumers experienced jammed phone lines and clueless company representatives. An Equifax website set up to help people determine their exposure was described as sketchy by security experts. The site provided inconsistent and unhelpful information to many. The company blamed the problems of an online customer help page on a vendor’s software code after it appeared that it had been hacked as well.High-level executives, including CEO Richard Smith, have already stepped down.The internal report did not appear to ease the apprehension of those who hold company stock. Shares were essentially flat on Friday.That’s because it is the Securities and Exchange Commission, the federal agency that enforces securities laws, which will have the final say.SEC Chairman Jay Clayton has refused to comment when asked by lawmakers if executives at Equifax engaged in insider trading when they sold their shares. He has not confirmed or denied that the SEC is investigating.Smith, the former Equifax CEO, appeared before Congress to answer questions from lawmakers, but they were far from satisfied with the answers they received.The Atlanta company is under multiple state and federal investigations and has been sued by numerous customers in litigation likely to evolve into class-action lawsuits.What makes the data breach so dangerous is the information that Equifax holds. Social security numbers, identification, addresses and personal information held by Equifax and the two other, major credit agencies is used to determine a person’s creditworthiness.last_img read more

Global economy to lose billions without action to stop ocean acidification UN

This figure reflects the economic loss for industries linked to coral reefs alone, which are some of the most vulnerable species to this phenomenon. The overall financial and environmental costs are still uncertain, states the report, An Updated Synthesis of the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine Biodiversity, issued in Pyeongchang by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD (COP-12).“When ecosystems stop delivering the way they should, they essentially deliver less services and less benefits. In the case of coral reefs, those systems are essential for people’s livelihoods in many regions of the world and they will be significantly affected,” said Salvatore Arico, who acts as the principal focal point on biodiversity and policy at the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).Ocean acidification is the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth’s oceans, caused by a drastic increase in carbon dioxide emissions due to human activity. The report stresses that this phenomenon is occurring at unprecedented levels, threatening marine biodiversity and ultimately human society.Higher acidity makes it harder for marine organisms like corals to calcify their shells and skeletons, which disturbs the balance of the entire ecosystem. For example, pteropods, which act as the “potato chips of the sea” because lots of organisms feed on them, are important in lots of food webs, but are severely threatened by ocean acidification. The report, which was put together by a team of 30 international experts led by UK scientists, finds that ocean acidification has increased by around 26 per cent since pre-industrial times, and will continue to increase in the next 50 to 100 years, drastically affecting marine organisms and ecosystems as well as the goods and services they provide.“While $1 trillion may sound like a huge figure, but we need to consider the benefits derived from marine biodiversity to many major industries,” Mr. Arico said in an interview. “Ocean acidification will greatly affect food security in the coming years, as well as tourism and other industries such as the pharmaceutical industry which relies on many marine organisms.” While reversing ocean acidification is impossible at this stage, it is still possible to reduce the rate of CO2 emissions and eventually halt them.“The main challenge is to link the current knowledge on ocean acidification with the post-Kyoto negotiations on climate change,” Mr. Arico said, referring to the negotiations to be held by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Lima, Peru later this year, and in Paris, France, in 2015. “It would be really very useful if ocean acidification be taken into account in the context of these negotiations because it would inform the ultimate decisions by governments.” read more

Drake women upset No 13 S Carolina in Vancouver Showcase

VANCOUVER — Sara Rhine scored 25 points and Drake overcame a slow start in overtime to beat No. 13 South Carolina 90-85 in the third-place game of the Vancouver Showcase on Saturday night.Rhine had 13 points in the fourth quarter and overtime when the Bulldogs (6-1) needed to hold on after taking their largest lead at 46-36 early in the third quarter.The Gamecocks (3-3) rallied to force overtime and scored the first four points of the extra period, but Rhine answered with a layup, Becca Hittner hit a 3-pointer to give Drake the lead for good and Becca Jonas scored on a fast break to cap a 7-0 run. South Carolina missed its final five shots from the field and Drake made all four free throws in the final 1:16.Hittner finished with 19 points and Brenni Rose scored 17 for the Bulldogs.Te’a Cooper scored 31 and Tyasha Harris added 18 for the Gamecocks.The Associated Press read more

Surrogacy reform could remove automatic rights from birth parents

Surrogacy laws could be reformed to remove automatic rights from birth parents, under plans being examined by the Government. Law Commission recommendations to reform surrogacy law have received Government backing and will be developed to make the rules “fit for the modern world”. A three-year project will examine the current rules which give a woman and her husband automatic parentage over any child she gives birth to, even if the child is not biologically theirs. It will “consider the legal parentage of children born via surrogacy, and the regulation of surrogacy more widely,” the Law Commission said. Surrogacy arrangements have risen sharply in popularity in recent years as more same-sex couples and single parents seek to have children this way and it is thought that the number of babies born could have risen tenfold in a decade. The current law means intended parents must apply for a court order to gain legal rights over the child, which can cause problems around issues such as medical treatment and immunisations in early life. It also means parents face a protracted legal battle if a surrogate mother changes her mind about giving up the child after birth. Earlier this year Olympic diver Tom Daley and husband Dustin Lance Black, an Oscar-winning director and screenwriter, spoke of their shock at UK surrogacy laws, which don’t allow commercial arrangements and restrict couples from advertising for a surrogate.  “For many, having a child is the best day of their lives and surrogacy can be the only option for some who want a genetic link to the baby. But the issues are difficult and there is no quick fix.“Now we want all those with an interest to get involved and help us make the law fit for the modern world.”A Department of Health and Social Care spokeswoman said:  “We recognise surrogacy law is dated and want to make sure it is fit for purpose – which is why we are pleased to be supporting this review by the Law Commission.”Surrogacy plays an invaluable role in helping start new families, but it can be a complex journey – and we are committed to making sure there is real clarity and support for anyone considering it.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The couple announced in February that they were expecting a child by a surrogate mother, having married in May last year.Speaking to Attitude magazine, Mr Black said the UK was “so far ahead still to the United States on things like employment, housing, security and marriage.”But on surrogacy, it’s not available in the same way.”Surrogacy agreements are unenforceable in UK courts so there is no way to make a legally-binding arrangement. In another case heard in the Court of Appeal last year, a surrogate mother who had made an arrangement with a gay couple was told to hand over the child even though she had changed her mind about the agreement. The judge in that case, Lord Justice McFarlane, said it “demonstrates the risks involved when parties reach agreement to conceive a child which, if it goes wrong, can cause huge distress to all concerned”.The project will also examine the use of international surrogates, as there are concerns that the current situation is encouraging parents to go abroad to set up arrangements, which could lead to exploitation of the women involved. It will cover both English and Welsh and Scottish law. Professor Nick Hopkins, Law Commissioner for England and Wales, said: “Our society has moved on from when surrogacy laws were first introduced 30 years ago and, now, they are not fit for purpose. read more

New fatherhood and greater diversity How Irish families have changed in 100

first_img Friday 9 Dec 2016, 6:10 AM ‘New’ fatherhood and greater diversity: How Irish families have changed in 100 years The Maynooth University research-based book Family Rhythms compared families now to other generations – and where the trend is headed. By Gráinne Ní Aodha Family Rhythms is careful to avoid this focus on just one generation, and expands to take in both younger and older generations, namely children and grandparents.What this intergenerational lens allows for is a wide-ranging survey of the Irish family – how it has changed, how it has remained the same – over the sweep of the last century.”Here are some of the study’s key findings.Nuclear families Source: Shutterstock/mavoOlder stereotypes of large Irish households dominated by authoritarian patriarchs or of ageing bachelor brothers living together in rural isolation no longer hold when it comes to families in Ireland today.Rather, diversity is the new norm, with a range of family types making up the familial landscape of contemporary Irish society.The traditional nuclear family continues to be prevalent. Yet alongside it are sizable numbers of single-parent families, migrant families, mixed-nationality families, gay and lesbian families, married couples as well as those cohabiting, living-apart-together couples, and families split across countries by emigration.In all these instances, each displays a remarkable resilience in times of crisis, coming together in new and often surprising ways to ensure the continuity of family life throughout turbulent periods.2.4 children Share Tweet Email Dec 9th 2016, 6:10 AM Image: Shutterstock/Dubova Source: Shutterstock/Brian A JacksonAs Irish demographic patterns have converged with those of our European counterparts – namely, falling fertility rates to an average of just under two children per woman in 2016 – the lives of children have altered considerably.Fewer siblings means children nowadays search upwards for family bonds, oftentimes developing significant connections with grandparents. This is a major change in the nature of Irish childhood over recent decades.Fatherhood Source: Shutterstock/Dina UretskiAnother sea-change has been witnessed in gender ideologies around what constitutes ‘good’ fatherhood in recent decades.Today’s fathers, especially, are much more involved in their children’s upbringing when contrasted with fathers from earlier generations.At the same time, like their forebears, today’s fathers express remorse over their absences from the home, as they continue to work considerably longer hours than mothers.Of all family types, single parent female-headed households remain at the greatest risk of poverty.Grandparents’ strength Source: Shutterstock/Dobo KristianGrandparents’ contribution to the provisioning of support to families – financial and care-giving – has been consistently underestimated in previous academic and policy reports.Without these grandparental supports, young families would struggle to ever secure a toehold on the property ladder, while childcare costs would become prohibitively expensive for many.This vital role played by grandparents, however, is generally stronger on the maternal than the paternal side.A European modelIrish families are now broadly similar to European patterns – nuclear in form, small in size, often dual-income. This is a major change from only a few decades ago, where Irish demography was somewhat of an exception – often multigenerational in form, large in size, supported financially by a single male breadwinner. Source: Shutterstock/Monkey Business ImagesRather than looking at ‘the family’ as an institution, the authors follow new sociological approaches that consider families as complex configurations of practices between different actors. They analyse a wide range of acts, both symbolic and mundane, that people engage in on a daily basis to make family life happen.In doing so, the research also considers all members of families – from parents, to children, to grandparents, to those beyond immediate kin like cousins, uncles, aunts, neighbours, and friends. It also situates Irish families within a broader European and international context.The research also provides summaries of previous landmark research on the Irish family. It considers a number of contemporary studies examining the impact of both boom and bust on present-day Irish families, as well as looks to more classic, almost forgotten studies of the Irish family during the early decades of the 20th century.Throughout, the authors of Family Rhythms discuss policy implications for families based on the latest insights from the sociological literature.Read: Life expectancy drops in the US for the first time in decadesRead: ‘He couldn’t stay in school because of the pain’: Fighting for children’s arthritis services 10 Comments 10,563 Views center_img LOOKING AT THE evolution of the Irish family shows just how much society and values have changed in Ireland – and how much they’ve stayed the same.Academics from Maynooth University and Trinity College Dublin have painted an intriguing picture of how Irish families have evolved over the past 100 years – adapting to economic as well as social upheavals since the state’s foundation.In interviews with 240 Irish people, the new book ‘Family Rhythms’ compiles all the findings and paints an incredibly detailed picture of today’s Irish family.By contrasting families past and present, the authors demonstrate how families have become smaller, more diverse, with more involved fathers and with a greater reliance on grandparent support.One of the biggest findings was how the role of the father has changed to become more integrated in family life, and the underestimation of the role grandparents play in raising children. Great picture of Inishmaan, The Aran Islands in 1971 (by Winfield Parks, National Geographic)— Irish Archaeology (@irarchaeology) December 7, 2016 Source: Irish Archaeology/Twitter David Ralph, a co-author of the book and assistant professor of sociology at Trinity College Dublin, said:“Most books on the family, implicitly or not, focus on people in their ‘middle years’ – people who are at the stage of family formation, where they find a partner, then decide to have children or not. Image: Shutterstock/Dubova Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Osorio hurt by Mexicos shock 30 defeat

first_imgMexico boss Juan Carlos Osorio admitted that he is feeling “hurt” over the way his side performed in their 3-0 defeat to Sweden on Wednesday – despite progressing to the knockout stagesFollowing a dream start to their World Cup campaign that saw them defeat defending champions Germany and South Korea in brilliant fashion, El Tri came back down to earth on Wednesday with Sweden giving them a 3-0 thrashing and snatching the top spot in Group F.Mexico had an underwhelming display at the Central Stadium and were punished on the counter-attack and through a penalty by Sweden with goals from Ludwig Augustinsson and captain Andreas Granqvist, before an own goal from defender Edson Álvarez sealed a shock defeat.While they still made the round of 16 with a tie against Brazil, Osorio was nevertheless frustrated with how his side performed.Quiz: How much do you know about Hirving Lozano? Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 6, 2019 Time for you to tell us everything you can answer about Hirving Lozano. We will ask you 10 questions about the Mexican forward. Have…“First of all I have to say that we qualified because we beat Germany and Korea,” said the Colombian, according to Sky Sports.“However, I am very hurt. We didn’t succeed in our penetration in the last third. We allowed them to score three goals which is too many. I wasn’t happy with the way we defended but that’s a learning curve for me.”Wednesday’s defeat was Mexico’s worst at the World Cup since they were beaten 6-0 by Germany in 1978.last_img read more

Official Leganes Diego Rico signs for Bournemouth

first_imgAFC Bournemouth have announced the signing of Diego Rico from Leganes on a four-year dealThe Spanish left-back becomes the Cherries’ second summer signing and, subject to international clearance, will arrive for an undisclosed fee.Rico had spent the past two seasons at Leganes and had developed into a fine left-back in his time with the La Liga side with the likes of Borussia Dortmund having also been interested in signing him at one point.But it was Bournemouth who won the race for his services.Rico told the club website: “I’m very happy to be here and would like to thank everyone at AFC Bournemouth for making me feel so welcome,” said Rico.“This is a new step for me in my career and from my heart I can say I am truly excited to be here and looking forward to the future.“I have heard so much about the manager. I learned he is very professional and has a great philosophy on football and I can see that is true from the short time I have met him so far.”Looking super cool, @diegorico_3! ??And thanks for officially revealing our new @UmbroUK third kit.#afcb ?? Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…— AFC Bournemouth ?? (@afcbournemouth) July 24, 2018Bournemouth manager, Eddie Howe added: “Diego is a player we have been tracking throughout the summer, and although we had to be patient, it’s great to finally be able to call him an AFC Bournemouth player.“He’s a really nice footballer and someone who will fit our philosophy and style of play.“Diego is fast, physical, aggressive in attack and aggressive defensively. He takes an excellent set piece and has a powerful left foot.“Once he gets used to the way we play, we believe he can be a real force for this football club.”Rico made a total of 51 league appearances for Leganes and scored three times in his two years at the club after arriving from Real Zaragoza.The 25-year-old proved to be a valuable member of Leganes last season with his two goals and two assists in 26 games helping the club avoid relegation from La Liga with a 17th place finish.Bournemouth will face Cardiff City at home for their opening Premier League game of the season on August 11.last_img read more

Two suspects in fatal Reno shooting arrested in San Diego

first_img July 15, 2018 Posted: July 15, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Two suspects in fatal Reno shooting arrested in San Diego SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Police in San Diego on Friday arrested two suspects in a fatal shooting in Reno, Nevada, after authorities there received a tip and contacted the San Diego Police Department.Jamil Geronimo, 22, and Tyler Hernandez, 21, were both taken into custody without incident after SDPD officers conducted a traffic stop on the two, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office officials said.Sheriff’s deputies in Nevada had been told the pair were staying at a San Diego home, and asked SDPD for assistance in locating the two.The two were wanted for fatally shooting 20-year-old Paul Dobbins in Reno on June 24, Washoe County officials said. Another man was also injured in the same shooting and survived.Geronimo and Hernandez were both being held at San Diego Central Jail without bail, pending extradition to Nevada, where they will face murder and weapons charges.A third suspect, Quentin Moore, was still at large. Investigators asked anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (775) 328-3320, or call an anonymous tip line at (775) 322-4900. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Clintons over the moon about Chelseas baby

first_imgHillary and Bill Clinton have had many notable titles: senator and governor, secretary of State and president. Now they have a new one: grandparents.The former first couple are “over the moon to be grandparents! One of the happiest moments of our life,” Hillary Clinton tweeted on Saturday.Clinton, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, also tweeted a photo of herself cradling her new granddaughter with Bill Clinton at her side.“We are blessed, grateful, and so happy to be the grandparents of a beautiful girl, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, born on Friday evening, Sept. 26, 2014,” the Clintons said in a statement released Saturday. “We are thrilled to be with our daughter and her husband as they welcome their daughter into the world.”Bill Clinton has been scheduled to campaign Saturday in Colorado for Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and Gov. John Hickenlooper, but canceled because of the birth of his granddaughter. (He spoke via conference call.)The news that Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, were expecting their first child garnered tremendous attention in the political world — leading some to compare it to the frenzy that surrounded the arrival of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first child, George. Chelsea Clinton revealed the news of her pregnancy at the end of a Clinton Foundation event with her mother this year at the Lower Eastside Girls Club in New York City.Hillary Clinton has stoked much of the discussion about Chelsea this year by repeatedly mentioning her excitement about becoming a grandmother. The former first lady has said she will make a decision about her plans for 2016 early next year.last_img read more

Crews extinguish fire at Hollywood recycling plant

first_imgHOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – A massive fire broke out inside a recycling plant in Hollywood, Tuesday evening.7Skyforce HD hovered above the scene of the blaze at Best Recycling Services, located on the 5800 block of Plunkett St., just after 6 p.m. Thick smoke was seen coming out of the building.According to Hollywood Fire Rescue, this was a two-alarm fire. Firefighters cut two holes on the south side of the building to gain access.A parked car was seen inside the building. Officials said crews had to be careful because there were propane tanks inside the building.Crews quickly extinguished the flames.No one was injured.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

NOW HIRING Wilmington Public Schools Seeks A Director Of Technology Digital Learning

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Public Schools has begun advertising for a Director of Technology and Digital Learning.  The posting can be found HERE.  Key highlights of the posting is below:Job Title: Director of Technology & Digital LearningApplication Deadline: Posted Until FilledStarting Date: July 1, 2019Job DescriptionThe Director of Technology & Digital Learning for the Wilmington Public Schools reports to the Superintendent of Schools and is a member of the district’s Senior Leadership Team. The Director serves in the role to plan, lead and implement operational programs and services that support the technological operations of the district including within the areas of instructional and administrative technologies. This includes the broad areas of network resources, computer and audio visual technology and digital learning throughout our classroom and programs.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Review, develop and implement the district’ s technology plan and report annually to the MA DESE2. Supervise the department’s personnel and share joint supervisory responsibilities with building principals/directors over integration specialists3. Coordinate and provide professional development for administrators, teachers, and staff related to technology integration in educational programs and services4. Plan and oversee the department’s budgetary planning in order to support the district’s technology plan including the purchase and acquisition of services, hardware and software5. Manage and oversee the district’s network and infrastructure6. Supervise and manage the district’s email system, student information systems, website, phone/voicemail, camera and door security systems7. Supervise and manage the data reporting to the MA DESE (i.e. SIMS, EPIMS, etc.) and the federal government8. Foster and maintain effective relationships with entities in the private sector and higher education to help support and enhance technology in our schools9. Work closely with the Senior Leadership Team as well as the district’s instructional leaders to plan, develop and implement appropriate professional development for staff10. Reestablish and chair the district Technology Committee11. Collaborate with Student Support Services to implement assistive technology for Special Education students12. Ensure District compliance with federal and state technology mandates and initiatives as well as state and federal laws (i.e. CIPA, document retention, etc.)13. Maintain and inventory of software purchases and licenses14. Monitor network related security issues15. Lead and implement 1:1 district initiatives16. Seek grant opportunities to assist in acquiring, maintaining and improving technology district-wide17. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Superintendent of SchoolsEqual Opportunity EmployerNotice of Non-DiscriminationAll educational and non-academic programs, activities and employment opportunities at Wilmington Public Schools are offered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, age and/or disability, and any other class or characteristic protected by law.Job RequirementsQUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:Licensure: Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) certification as an Instructional Technology Specialist and/or Supervisory licensure preferred (or the ability to become licensed)Specific Qualifications & Experience:Knowledge of contemporary educational and technology integration trends including 1:1 computing environmentsHighly organized with a strong ability to set priorities and implement plansExcellent writing, presentation and communication skillsBachelor’s Degree (preferably in technology, computer science or a related field)Three – five years of experience managing technological infrastructure systems in a large organization including Windows, Google and phone system managementSupervisory experience with strong organization, interpersonal and communication skillsReview of applications will begin on April 1st, 2019 with an expected start date of July 1st, 2019. This is a 12-month position.At least 5 years of relevant experience preferredBachelor degree preferredCitizenship, residency or work VISA in United States requiredApplication QuestionsThere are no application questions required for this job posting.Contact InformationAndrea Armstrong, Human Resources Director161 Church StreetWilmington, Massachusetts 01887Phone: 978-694-6000Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Public Schools Hires New Director Of Information Technology & Digital LearningIn “Education”NOW HIRING: Wilmington Public Schools Posts 5 New Job OpeningsIn “Education”NOW HIRING: Wilmington Schools Hiring Director of TechnologyIn “Education”last_img read more

The Kapil Sharma Show Salman Khan finally ends KapilSunil Grovers rivalry

first_imgSalman Khan, Sunil Grover, Kapil SharmaTwitterThe Kapil Sharma Show has remained among the top 10 TV shows on Indian television ever since it went on air in December last year. And the viewers, not even for a single day, have stopped craving to see Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover bury the hatchet and perform together on the stage. And guess what, it looks like the show’s producer Salman Khan has already done his bit to reunite Kapil and Sunil once again on the small screen.Recently, Kapil and Sunil had come under same roof at Sohail Khan’s house party. According to reports, the two did greet each other but kept distance. And by the time Salman had gone to greet Sunil, Kapil had left the venue.There’s no denying the fact that both Kapil and Sunil have been closely associated with Salman and it is highly unlikely that any one of them would say no to Salman’s request.Salman has been trying to bring Sunil and Kapil together for a long time and it looks like he has finally been able to convince Sunil to share stage with Kapil on The Kapil Sharma Show. And not just that, Salman will apparently make the two comedians work together to take the comedy show a notch higher.”Salman wanted Sunil Grover back on The Kapil Sharma Show so that it could go a notch higher. He has a way with his co-stars and the people he works with cannot refuse him for the man he is. Not only will he be getting Sunil along to promote Bharat on The Kapil Sharma Show but he will also be getting them to work again. It has not been an easy process considering the kind of issues Sunil and Kapil have had. While Kapil is keen to get Sunil back, Sunil has not been too keen to come back because his film career also saw an upsurge post his exit from the show,” a source was quoted as saying by The Asian Age. On a related note, Salman Khan along with the channel are waiting for matters to calm down so that they can bring Navjot Singh Sidhu back on the show as the co-host. The channel has reportedly asked Kapil Sharma and his team refrain from commenting on the controversy. Currently, Archana Puran Singh has been made to sit on Sidhu’s chair as his temporary replacement.last_img read more

Indias Pranab claims he intervened in Hasina Khaleda release

first_imgSheikh Hasina and Khaleda ZiaFormer Indian president Pranab Mukherjee has said he urged the then Bangladesh army chief Moeen U Ahmed to release political prisoners during the 2007-08 caretaker government.“In February 2008, Bangladesh army chief Moeen Ahmed came to India on a six-day visit. He called on me too. During the informal interaction, I impressed upon him the importance of releasing political prisoners,” Pranab Mukherjee stated in his autobiography, The Coalition Years (1196-2012), according to India Today.Pranab mentioned in his book that during the period, all prominent political leaders were imprisoned. Sheikh Hasina too was jailed.According to Pranab, Gen Moeen was apprehensive about his dismissal by Sheikh Hasina after her release and the Indian president assured Moeen of his security.“I took personal responsibility and assured the general of his survival after Hasina’s return to power. I also sought an appointment with the US president George W Bush to request his intervention in the matter and ensure the release of both Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina. With my intervention through the then National Security Advisor MK Narayanan, I ensured the release of all political prisoners and the nation’s return to stability,” the India Today said quoting Pranab as saying in the authobiography.While India continued to engage with the caretaker government, “we stressed the need for full restoration of democracy through peaceful, credible, free and fair elections”.last_img read more

We serve what we grow

first_imgDifferent hotel groups have indulged in the art of producing organic fruits and vegetables within their premises or nearby areas, which can be served to the guests. The pioneer of this practice is The Lalit Hotel (an enterprise of the Bharat Hotels Ltd). Their hotels in different parts of the country, are inculcating this practice with the motto ‘We serve What We Grow’.In God’s own country Kerala, The Lalit Resort & Spa Bekal, has initiated a drive to grow their own herbs, fruits and vegetables.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’They proudly own the organic vegetable gardens and they use latest farming technologies. They also grow precious herbs that is used for ayurvedic treatment. Rejuve – The Spa offers ayurvedic massage therapies with honey, fresh Coconut, Sandal powder, Aloevera juice, Turmeric, Lemon grass, pure milk, medicinal rice etc. In Goa, the property which is called The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort, is endowed with lush green gardens and sprawling organic farms, spread over 88-acres. Other than the golf and spa, this resort is also famous for its scrumptious cuisines and freshness of food.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixTo promote well being, they initiated a drive to grow herbs, fruits and vegetables across their hotels. They proudly say, “We serve what we grow”. The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort Goa also own organic vegetable gardens. They grow different varieties of fruits and vegetables such as coconut, mangoes, cinnamon, lemon grass, papaya, and seasonal vegetables such as chillies, brinjal, rocket leaf lettuce, raddish, okra, red spinach, tomato and pumpkin. There are about 1,250 coconut trees and the same number of mango trees that keeps the area green.  A destination of inspiration and calm, The Lalit Temple View Khajuraho, is nestled in the shadow of Khajuraho —a UNESCO world heritage site. Other than the architectural delight and great services, this hotel is also famous for its scrumptious cuisines and freshness of food. The secret of The Lalit’s delectable dishes lies in the quality of its raw material. The Lalit Temple View Khajuraho overlooks nine acres of beautifully manicured vegetable gardens.They grow fruits and vegetables such as Papaya, Banana, Mango, Cherry Tomato, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Ridge Gourd, Spinach, Egg Plant, Green Chilly, Broccoli, Ice berg lettuce, Coriander, Zucchini, Red Cabbage in their gardens. Thus, the menu at the hotel  boasts of aromatic and flavoursome dishes. The art of dining has been perfected by blending the finest flavours and design elements.last_img read more

Ladysmith AGS Church holds White Elephant Sale

first_imgHungry sale-goers could also buy scrumptious pancakes and hot dogs at the event.The attendees had a great time being entertained by auctioneer Mr Dirk Slabbert.Click to receive news links viaWhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Ladysmith residents gathered at the AGS Kerk in Ruby Gailey Drive on Saturday (March 25) to attend the church’s White Elephant Sale.The purpose of the event was to raise money that will go towards funding the church.“The things on sale were donated by people who don’t use them in their homes anymore, and all the proceeds go towards funding the church,” said Pastor Casper Cilliers.Read more: Hare Krishna Movement devotees celebrate Festival of Chariots in LadysmithAlso read: Ladysmith residents angered by adjustments to monthly water accountsFurniture, electronics, camping gear and paintings, among other items, were auctioned and sold to the highest bidder.last_img read more

Deal Alert RAVPowers 24W Dual USB Port Car Charger Down to Just

first_imgLooking for a car charger that gets the job done without fancy bells and whistles? Then RAVPower’s dual USB port, 24W car charger is what you need. It’s down to just $5.24. Usually it retails for $6.99.Grab RAVPower’s 24W Car Charger for Just $5 Bucks for a Limited Time Only.Car chargers come in all shapes and sizes. But sometimes you want a product that just works. Therefore RAVPower’s 24W car charger is something you should look into. Why? Because it features two USB-A ports, which means that every cable you have lying around with fit just fine. But that’s not all, since this charger can pump out 24W of power in total, this means that you can charge two iPads at full speed together. Things are topped off with a compact, metal design.Down to just $5.24 for a limited time, you might want to consider picking it up right away as the deal will die down in the next 5 hours.Buy RAVPower 24W Car Charger [Amazon Link] Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

Reform would expose tax dodgers

first_imgNo related posts. Broad Front Party lawmaker José Maria Villalta presented a law reform to disclose names and debts owed to the Tax Administration.The initiative is supported by all Legislative Assembly parties and even by the Executive Branch, in a bid to promote fiscal transparency.The motion of the Broad Front Party introduces a reform to Article 115 of the “Code of Tax Regulations and Procedures,” related to the use of information. Under the reform, “information about the names of individuals and legal entities that have tax debts to the Tax Administration, and the amount of such debt, will be publicly accessible.”The motion also empowers the Tax Administration to publish lists of persons or companies that have not submitted tax declarations, and those engaging in economic activity without registering as taxpayers. Currently, the law considers that information as secret and penalizes disclosure.Next steps include a discussion of the motion among lawmakers in the Legislative Assembly. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

School helps traumatized Syrian kids heal

first_img Sponsored Stories The school is part of a drive to improve conditions at Zaatari, where rioting has broken out several times as refugees complain of lack of lighting and water and the stifling dust at the camp set on a parched, treeless strip of land.“We’re in a race against time to get things done before winter,” said Andrew Harper of the U.N. agency for refugees. Communal kitchens are being built, refugees’ tents and two school tents will be winterized with heaters and insulation, and a drainage system is being installed to deal with winter rains.In Zaatari, UNICEF is working with British-based Save the Children and the International Medical Corps to provide counseling for the camp’s traumatized children.For Ahlam, a 10-year-old from the central Syrian town of Homs, school is a welcome respite from the death and destruction, but she just wishes the nightmare back home would end.“They attacked us and they started to kill us. That is why we ran away,” said the tiny girl, with honey-colored curls. “Sometimes, I have nightmares of people attacking me. I hope everything in Syria would just go away.”Outside the school’s gate, seventh-grader Saud from Daraa could barely wait for his and the other boys shift to start. He said his family fled to Jordan because his brother was wanted by the security forces. “It’s where we will be able to notice some of the psycho-social consequences of all of the challenges that they’ve lived through. Many crossed the border with almost nothing on their backs. Families are distraught; the parents do not know what the future holds,” she said.At a girls class, 13-year-old Rasha, from the central city of Homs, said she suffers from constant nightmares.“I keep seeing my uncles shot and bleeding from everywhere,” the young girl said, as her face turned ashen. “My mother tells me a story to try to help me sleep, but it’s not working.”Another girl, Raghad, said her house was destroyed in Daraa, the southern Syrian town where the uprising began in March 2011. “It’s much better here than in Syria. At least I can study again in school. But it’s hard for me to sleep at night because I often feel pain,” the 11-year-old said, as she wiped a tear from her eye.So far, the school consists of 14 large green and yellow-striped cloth tents, each hosting two classrooms of 40 pupils each, covering grades 1-12. Inside are plastic chairs and tables, blackboards, pencils and paper. Girls attend classes in the morning, boys in the afternoon because there is not enough room. Top Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix “Bashar shelled us and my cousin died. I want Assad to go away, so I can go back to Syria,” said Safa, a 13-year-old who was among 2,300 children who were able to resume their studies in this tent city near Jordan’s border with Syria.“They started this school to try to help us forget what has been happening, but that’s hard. Still, I’m happier now that I can study again,” said the petite girl in a black headscarf at the beginning of her Arabic grammar class.The start of school in the Zaatari refugee camp is a step in international efforts to help Jordan deal with what has become an overwhelming wave of refugees from the Syria conflict. More than 200,000 Syrians who fled the civil war are now in Jordan, their numbers growing daily, according to the U.N. refugee agency.Zaatari is home to 33,000 of the refugees, and it has become known as the “children’s camp” because nearly half its residents are under the age of 18.The U.N. children’s agency hopes classes and the routine they provide will bring some stability back to the children’s lives.“School is the first step to bring children to a place of healing,” said Dominique Hyde of UNICEF, which along with Jordan’s Ministry of Education, opened the school at the camp last week. Comments   Share   Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Daycenter_img Associated PressZAATARI, Jordan (AP) – For many Syrian children traumatized and driven from their homes by their country’s civil war, the opportunity to head back to school _ even if it’s in a dusty, wind-swept refugee camp _ is a chance to return to a semblance of normalcy.The children have a lot to try to overcome. Many have had relatives killed. They have seen their neighborhoods destroyed by bombings as the regime of President Bashar Assad battles rebels who have been trying for 19 months to topple him. They have endured as they and their families fled across the border into an unknown future in Jordan. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Currently, 2,300 children are enrolled, just over half those who have registered to enter classes. But the camp’s population _ and the number of children _ constantly swells. An average 200 Syrians arrive daily, and that number can surge at any time as violence spikes inside Syria. During only two days in August, 5,000 flowed in.A school for 5,000 students, funded by the Bahraini government, is due to be completed by the end of the month, said Hyde, UNICEF’s representative to Jordan, and the organization has appealed for funds to take in more.The help is also needed outside the camp, with more than 160,000 refugees living in various Jordanian communities. About 18,000 of their children began classes last month in Jordanian government-run schools, which are getting international aid to absorb the influx. At least 200,000 Syrian children displaced inside their country are having difficulty accessing education, Hyde said. Tens of thousands more Syrians have fled to Turkey, Iraq and Lebanon.The refugee issue has raised worries that Jordan could be dragged into Syria’s conflict. On Wednesday, the U.S. said it had stationed more than 100 military personnel in Jordan to help in the crisis, including helping it absorb the refugees. The team _ which is the closest American military presence to Syria’s civil war _ has been providing medical kits, water tanks and other humanitarian supplies to Jordan, as well as training to its border troops on dealing with refugees. “Usually the regime takes those on its wanted list and slaughters them in front of their family,” he said. “That’s why we escaped here.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Four benefits of having a wireless security system 5 treatments for adult scoliosislast_img read more