Los Altos Auxiliary Installs 2014/2015 Officers and Recaps Highlights of Helping Hathaway-Sycamores’ Youngsters

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. LosAltos-14-15-Board: (l-r) Back row: Sue Perry, K.D. Shaughnessty, Kelly Springer, DeeDee McCutchan, Julie Markowitz, Karen Sellergren; Front row: Susan Peterman, Sandi Mellin, Jennifer Herzer, Laura Campobasso, Diane Moldafsky, Melissa Oechsel, Diane Poryes, Michelle Listo, Andi Sica, Laurie Rodli. Photo credit: Suzanne TurpinLosAltos-CoPres_NewMembers: (l-r) Rob Myers (Hathaway-Sycamores executive VP), Los Altos co-presidents Jennifer Herzer and Laura Campobasso, Los Altos new members Nancy Marderosian and Beatrice Herendza, Bill Martone (Hathaway-Sycamores president and CEO). Photo credit: Suzanne TurpinThe Los Altos Auxiliary, which raises funds for the children and adolescents who are in residential treatment at Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services’ El Nido campus in Altadena, recently held their annual Installation luncheon at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. Guests included: Hathaway-Sycamores’ President and CEO Bill Martone; Hathaway-Sycamores’ Executive Vice President of Development Rob Myers; and Hathaway-Sycamores’ Program Supervisor Jodi Mayberry, who served as the luncheon’s speaker.Los Altos Auxiliary Co-Presidents Jennifer Herzer and Laurie Rodli thanked the 2013/2014 board and presented each board member with a special gift. Herzer also provided an overview of the Auxiliary’s accomplishments over the past year. Specifically, the Auxiliary raised over $30,000 that was used to benefit the youngsters who call Hathaway-Sycamores’ El Nido campus home, including: fulfilling the residents’ holiday wish lists and delivering homemade holiday treats; sponsoring several spring and summer activities; buying 20 bicycles and accessories for the Transitional Independent Living Program; funding a Disneyland trip for residents and chaperones; providing $50 Target gift cards for each child’s birthday; underwriting the Hathaway-Sycamores School 2014 graduation ceremony and luncheon; purchasing a new public address system; buying living room furniture for Rowland; a new air-hockey and table-tennis table; providing sensory motor improvement tools; Bingo Night prizes, FFA Educational Tools; discharge/intake bags; funding gardening classes and providing tools as well as supplies; hosting the annual Halloween carnival; hand-making throws for the residents; bringing the residents Easter goodie bags, birthday cupcakes, and hosting ice-cream sundae parties.Mary Anne Lantieri thanked outgoing Co-president Laurie Rodli for her many accomplishments as president this past year. Membership Chair Kelly Williams introduced the two new Los Altos Auxiliary members: Nancy Marderosian and Beatrice Herendza. Jennifer Herzer and Laura Campobosso then introduced the new Executive & Appointed Board: Co-presidents Jennifer Herzer and Laura Campobasso; Vice President of Programs K.D. Shaughnessy; Vice President of Fundraising/Fall Sue Perry and Carol DeFond; Vice President of Fundraising/Spring Michelle Listo and Laurie Rodli; Supportive Membership Julie Markowitz; Secretary Sue Slater; and Treasurer Diane Moldofsky.Luncheon speaker Jodi Mayberry shared anecdotes and read letters of appreciation from the boys in residential care, such as this youngster’s comment: “They do whatever they can to make us feel loved.” In light of the trauma that many of these boys have experienced, Mayberry explained that, “We focus on the little successes that occur every day for them.” She concluded by thanking the Los Altos Auxiliary for the immeasurable impact they have on the boys’ lives throughout the year.To learn more about the Los Altos Auxiliary visit www.losaltosauxiliary.org and for additional information about Hathaway-Sycamores visit http://www.hathaway-sycamores.org. 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Caltech Scientists Announce Discovery of a New Type of Waves That Act Like Particles

first_imgScience and Technology Caltech Scientists Announce Discovery of a New Type of Waves That Act Like Particles From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 | 1:44 pm Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Scientists at Pasadena’s California Institute of Technology recently announced they have discovered a new type of optical soliton wave that travels via hitching a ride on and feeding off of the energy of other waves.Solitons, which are localized waves that act like particles as they travel across space, hold their shape and form rather than dispersing as other waves do. According to a statement released to the media by Caltech, this is the first time a soliton has been observed behaving in a near-parasitic manner.“This new soliton rides along with another soliton — essentially, in the other soliton’s wake. It also syphons energy off of the other soliton so that it is self-sustaining. It can eventually grow larger than its host,” said Kerry Vahala in the press release, a leading scientist at Caltech who authored the paper about this new type of solitonTo put it in less scientific terms, Vahala used an analogy to liken the newly-discovered soliton to pilot fish, a carnivorous tropical species that swims next to sharks so they can pick up scraps from the their meals. By swimming the shark’s wake, they also reduce water drag and are able to travel more freely.First discovered in 1834 by when Scottish engineer John Scott Russell noted unusual waves formed in the waters of Union Canal after a barge made a sudden stop, solitons were dubbed “waves of translation” as they retained their shape as they traveled. By the end of the century, solitons were explained mathematically, paving the way for them to be discovered as light waves as well.Some members of Vahala’s team, which published their paper in the Journal of Natural Physics, first thought the new wave discovery was due to malfunctioning laboratory equipment, but quickly found out otherwise.“We confirmed that the signal was not an artifact of the instrumentation by observing the signal on two spectrometers. We then knew it was real and had to figure out why a new soliton would spontaneously appear like this,” said Qi-Fan Yang, a member of the research team in the press statement.According to the press release, the team used a laser input to provide solitons with energy which could not be directly absorbed by the “pilot fish” soliton. As the “shark” soliton consumed the energy, they noticed the energy was being pulled away by the “pilot fish” soliton, which grew in size while the other shrank.“Once we understood the environment required to sustain the new soliton, it actually became possible to design the microcavities to guarantee their formation and even their properties like wavelength—effectively, color,” said Xu Yi, another research team member in the media statement. Community Newscenter_img More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Grave Mental Injury To Woman: J & K HC Allows Minor Rape Victim To Medically Terminate Pregnancy Of Almost 25 Weeks [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesGrave Mental Injury To Woman: J & K HC Allows Minor Rape Victim To Medically Terminate Pregnancy Of Almost 25 Weeks [Read Order] Mehal Jain12 Aug 2020 4:36 AMShare This – xThe Jammu and Kashmir High Court recently permitted a minor rape victim to terminate her pregnancy of 26 weeks.The High Court order reveals that as per the expert team, the medical opinion of which the Court had sought to decide the feasibility of the termination, the petitioner-victim was carrying a pregnancy of 24 weeks and 2 days on June 29. Vide order dated July 1, the Court allowed…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Jammu and Kashmir High Court recently permitted a minor rape victim to terminate her pregnancy of 26 weeks.The High Court order reveals that as per the expert team, the medical opinion of which the Court had sought to decide the feasibility of the termination, the petitioner-victim was carrying a pregnancy of 24 weeks and 2 days on June 29. Vide order dated July 1, the Court allowed the termination subject to a fresh check-up by a Medical Board. Reportedly, the abortion of the girl took place on July 11.Section 3(2)(b) of Medical Termination and Pregnancy Act, 1971 prohibits the termination of pregnancy after a period of 20 weeks.Section 5 of the Act provides for some relaxation in mandatory prohibitive period of 20 weeks in as much as it allows that the provisions of sub-section (2) of Sec. 3 as to the length of the pregnancy and the opinion of not less than two registered medical practitioners, shall not apply to the termination of a pregnancy by the registered medical practitioner in case where he is of opinion, formed in good faith, that the termination of such pregnancy is immediately necessary to save the life of the pregnant woman.The petitioner, before Justice Javed Iqbal Wani was a minor who came to be kidnapped by certain persons on 19-12-2019 and was subjected to rape. Upon lodging of a missing report by her father with the concerned police on 25-12-2019, F.I.R u/s 363/109 IPC got registered, but under the influence of the said persons, the police concerned did not add offences punishable u/s 376 IPC and POSCO Act in the matter. Upon being recovered by the concerned police, the petitioner was handed to her parents on 25-04-2020, where after a medical checkup was stated to have been conducted on 12-05-2020. During the conduct of the ultrasound test on 06-05-2020, she was found to be pregnant by 21 weeks.On June 26, the High Court directed medical examination of the petitioner by an expert team seeking medical opinion as to whether termination of pregnancy of the petitioner – victim would be medically permissible and feasible. The team, upon examination of the petitioner – victim on June 29, gave the following opinion:”……………After thorough clinical examination, USG radiological examination and lab. Investigation, the board of doctors is of the opinion that she is carrying 24 weeks & 2 days of pregnancy, termination of which is not allowed under MTP act, however, she can undergo termination of pregnancy after correction of anemia.”The Court, on June 30, directed further examination of the petitioner by a Psychologist, who opined that the victim does not have any active psychopathologies and at present her mental status examination is normal. While referring to explanation (I) appended to sub section 2 of section 3 of the Act of 1971, the counsel for the petitioner contended that the alleged pregnancy of the petitioner – victim, having been caused by the alleged rape, constitutes a grave injury to the mental health of the petitioner – victim. Accordingly, it was pleaded that the rider and restraint, as provided in sub section 2(i) of section 3 of the Act of 1971 is relaxed under the provisions of section 5 of the Act of 1971 which according to the counsel is incorporated as an enabling provision beneficial to the pregnant woman seeking termination beyond aforesaid stipulated period.”The legal position in such kind of a case fairly seems to be well settled by various decisions of the Apex Court wherein the Apex court allowed in specific cases termination of pregnancy beyond aforesaid stipulated period”, noted Justice Wani.Accordingly, the bench ordered to undertake a fresh check up/examination of the petitioner-victim by a Medical Board including a Psychiatrist, and on the basis of opinion/report of the said Board, to take a final call regarding termination of pregnancy of the petitioner-victim. “Should the respondents 4&5 on the basis of said medical opinion/report decide to undertake termination of pregnancy of the petitioner-victim, necessary measures be also taken for preserving of DNA samples of the foetus and for the said purpose, the respondents 2&3 be also associated therewith”, added the bench, in view of the trial in the rape case. The bench clarified that the petitioner-victim be provided appropriate free medical facilities in the event termination of pregnancy is undertaken.The Lok Sabha passed the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Bill, 2020 on 17th March 2020 to amend section 3 of MTP Act, 1971. In its Statement of Objects and Reasons, the Bill identifies that with the advancement of medical technology there is a scope to increase the upper gestational limit for terminating pregnancies, which up till now stood at twenty weeks, but with the passing of the Bill, would stand at twenty-four weeks.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

Two Donegal speed detections highlighted on Slow Down Day

first_imgAfternoon Update 1 – National Slow Down Day 26th – 27th March 2021 Two Donegal speed detections highlighted on Slow Down Day DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook During the first five hours of National Slow Down Day, An Garda Síochána and GoSafe checked the speed of 51,373 vehicles and detected 392 vehicles travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.Notable speeds include:• 92km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N11 Wingfield Bray Wicklow• 75km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R265 Porthall Ballindrait Donegal• 75km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N78 Drumgoole Castlecomer Kilkenny• 90km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N25 Lemybrien Lemybrien Waterford• 90km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N15 Mullandrait Stranorlar Donegal• 114km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N4 Doddsborough Lucan Dublin• 70km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N24 Bohercrow Tipperary Tipperary• 139km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N7 KILL WEST Kill Kildare• 83km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N3 Pollamore Far Cavan Cavan• 68km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N61 Knockcroghery Roscommon• 67km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the St Ann’s Hill Blarney Cork• 65km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Lower Lucan Road Lucan Dublin• 129km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the M50 Meakstown Dublin11 Dublin• 77km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N62 Clongower Thurles Tipperary• 64km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R742 Parknacross Courtown Wexford• 76km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N24 Gurtnafleur Clonmel Tipperary• 75km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the R428 Raheenadeeragh Athy Kildare• 75km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the L3004 Killahora Glounthaune Cork• 137km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M7 Meelick Portlaoise Laois• 114km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the R772 Brownswood Enniscorthy WexfordAn Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority continue to appeal to drivers to increase compliance with speed limits in order to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads. By News Highland – March 26, 2021 Pinterest Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Road users are being urged to slow down as gardaí crackdown on speed for 24 hours.National Slow Down Day began at 7am this morning and will run until the same time tomorrow.Two detections in Donegal are being highlighted this afternoon ;  a motorist was been clocked driving at 90km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N15 at Mullandrait Stranorlar, while another was detected doing 75km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R265 Porthall, Ballindrait.Last year there were 148 deaths on Irish roads which was an increase of 8 from 2019.Chief superintendent Garda National Traffic Bureau, Ray McMahon, says officers will be out in force today:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/slowdown10am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Lunchtime update – Pinterest Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Previous articleAlmost 150 Donegal people have died with Covid-19Next articleGP says schools are not behind the latest Covid surge News Highland WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

Six men released from custody following single vehicle collision

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Six men released from custody following single vehicle collision Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Police in Derry are appealing for witnesses following the report of a single-vehicle road traffic collision on the Culmore Road yesterday. In a statement Inspector Mullan said that police received a report at approximately 9.45am yesterday morning that a silver-coloured Audi A6 car had collided with a wall in the area.Six men were subsequently arrested on suspicion of a number of traffic-related offences.All six men have since been released on bail pending further enquiries.Detectives are continuing to appeal for information. Anyone who was in the Culmore Road area around 9:45am yesterday and witnessed the collision is asked to call police on the non-emergency number 101. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Homepage BannerNews Google+center_img Previous articleEight week ban for Stute’s Ronan DohertyNext articleDonegal men involved with Ireland in Scotland News Highland By News Highland – March 29, 2019 Twitter Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

Golf tournament registration under way

first_imgLatest Stories Skip By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Call them weekend warriors or call them duffers.But, when golfers “Tee It Up Fore Kids,” call them caring.On Friday, May 15, the Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center/Family Resource Center will present the fifth annual “Tee It Up Fore Kids” golf tournament at the Brundidge Country Club. Print Article “This four-man scramble is one of our largest fundraisers,” said Mona Watson, CAC director. “‘Tee It Up Fore Kids’ is a lot of fun and it’s a fundraiser for a really good cause. All proceeds are used to help prevent child abuse and neglect throughout Pike County and the surrounding areas. So we hope that those who enjoy playing golf and have a heart of these children will make plans now to participate.”The registration fee is $75 per player and includes lunch. Tee time is 1 p.m.“We also have opportunities for businesses to participate,” Watson said. By Jaine Treadwell Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Email the author “If a business would like to sponsor a hole, the donation is $150. Cart sponsorship is $50 and the business will have its name on a banner on a golf cart. Both of these opportunities are good ways to advertise your business and help prevent child abuse.”To register for the 2009 “Tee It Up Fore Kids” golf tournament, call 670-0487 or stop by the Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center/Family Resource Center at 118 West Orange Street in Troy.Watson said the proceeds will support the CAC’s prevention programs which include parenting classes.“These classes are for any parent who is interested in learning better parenting skills,” Watson said. Golf tournament registration under way “In order to prevent further trauma to the family, it’s also for non-offending parents, who have gone through crisis situations.”The Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center also takes the message of child abuse prevention of the schools in Pike County.“We go into grades two, five and seven, in all schools in the county –private and public — for the purpose of teaching children body safety skills,” Watson said.“Through this teaching, they will be able to better protect themselves and know who to call and who to tell. Then , hopefully, bad things will be prevented before they happen.”Watson said she understands that some parents many not want their children exposed to bad things that can potentially happen.“However, in the long run, it’s better for children to know what to do if a situation arises where they feel uncomfortable or threatened,” she said.“Sadly, every day we hear or read about where someone has taken advantage of a child. Recently, it was a Sunday school teacher who is thought to have abused and killed a child.”Watson said there is no stereotype of an abuser of children.“Children must be taught that it is not okay for people to hurt them and that they do not have to keep secrets,” she said.“We want to protect our children and keep them innocent but child abuse is real and it’s a serious problem. It can happen to anybody. Children must know what to do or what not to do. They need to learn those skills before it’s too late.”The CAC also has programs for at-risk groups in the schools.“These are designed for students with behavioral problems or those who have been referred as at-risk because of social or emotional problems,” she said.“When these problems exist, there are usually underlying problems. We try to help these children work through those problems.”Watson said she wishes that she would never have to do another interview with a four-year-old or any child who had been sexually abused by a trusted member of the family.“Prevention is the key,” she said. “The ‘Tee It Up Fore Kids’ golf tournament is about raising funds for our programs and raising the community’s awareness about child abuse prevention. We want to get the word out and let people know that the Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center is here for them and here to help.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 9:45 pm Wednesday, April 22, 2009 You Might Like Lucas featured at Ladies Day Out retreat “Here Comes the Bride,” the title of the Ladies Day Out retreat, seems to imply that it’s an event for… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

US coronavirus death toll surpasses 100; Kevin Durant tests positive

first_imgSamara Heisz/iStock(NEW YORK) — States are shutting down restaurants, bars, gyms and schools to try to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has now killed at least 110 people in the United States.There are at least 6,300 confirmed cases in the U.S, with COVID-19 reaching all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Globally, there are more than 197,490 coronavirus cases and more than 7,940 deaths, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Here’s how the news unfolded Tuesday. All times Eastern:10:15 p.m.: Major automakers agree to “rotating partial shutdown”During a meeting with Ford, General Motors and Fiat-Chrysler, the United Auto Workers union said the Big 3 carmakers agreed to “review and implement rotating partial shutdown of facilities” amid workers’ concerns about spreading coronavirus.The automakers also agreed to extensive deep cleaning of facilities and equipment between shifts, as well as extended periods between shifts, according to UAW.UAW said it had “strongly requested” that the three companies cease production entirely for two weeks “to safeguard our members,” but those requests were denied.9:20 p.m.: California says schools likely won’t reopen until fallCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom told parents that they should prepare for the possibility that schools will not reopen before the summer break.“Plan and assume that few, if any, schools will open before the summer break,” Newsom said Tuesday evening, calling it “unlikely” many would reopen before the next school year.Newsom said currently 98.8% of schools in the state were closed, and said the small, rural schools that remain open would also shutter.Shelter in place orders are already in effect in some California counties and Newsom projected that more counties would likely adopt similar strategies within the next few days. There are currently 472 cases of coronavirus in the state.8:00 p.m.: Sen. Gardner to self-quarantine following contact with residentSen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., announced that he would self-quarantine after coming in contact with a Colorado resident who was visiting Washington, D.C., and later tested positive for coronavirus.“While I am not showing any symptoms at this time, I have made the decision to self-quarantine out of an abundance of caution with an effective date of March 11th at the recommendation of the Tri-County Health Department,” Gardner said in a statement Tuesday.At least 10 members of Congress, including Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., have also announced plans to self-quarantine amid the ongoing pandemic.None have tested positive for the disease.7:30 p.m.: Kansas to close schools for duration of 2019-2020 semesterKansas Gov. Laura Kelly ordered the closure of all K-12 schools through the end of the school year, citing “unprecedented circumstances.”“The reality of this pandemic is that it cannot be controlled statewide if school buildings return to normal operations,” Kelly said at a press conference Tuesday.So far, at least 17 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Kansas, with one fatality.Schools will use remote learning, though the specifics have not yet been worked out, she said. 6:40 p.m.: New Jersey shuttering indoor shopping malls, amusement parksIn a state known for its shopping malls, coronavirus will shut them down as of 8 p.m.New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy issued the order for all indoor shopping malls and amusement parks to close tonight until further notice.In Hoboken, one of the nation’s most densely packed cities, the mayor has imposed a form of a citywide self-isolation, instructing people to only leave home when absolutely necessary.“What we do now could have lasting consequences for generations to come,” Mayor Ravinder Bhalla said Tuesday. 6:15 p.m.: Coronavirus death toll surpasses 100 in USTwo people in Colorado dying from the novel coronavirus has pushed the national death toll to at least 102.The Weld County Health Department identified one of the victims as a male in his 70s and warned that people over the age of 60 and those with chronic illnesses were at “higher risk for severe illness and death.”“Protecting our high-risk populations from COVID-19 is imperative,” Mark Wallace, executive director of the Weld County Health Department, said in a statement. “We are strongly suggesting people practice social distancing in order to prevent future COVID-19 deaths and protect our workforce. Every single reduction in the number of contacts you have per day will have a significant impact on the virus’s spread.“5:30 p.m.: Kevin Durant tests positiveBasketball star Kevin Durant was among four Brooklyn Nets players who tested positive on Tuesday.Durant told The Athletic that he was feeling fine and urged the public to “be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine.”All four players are isolated, the team said. .4:46 p.m.: ‘Confinement’ orders to go into effect in BelgiumResidents of Belgium are expected to follow confinement orders beginning at noon Wednesday, Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes said.All gatherings are forbidden. Citizens must stay home except to go to work, the bank, the grocery store, the pharmacy, doctors’ appointments or helping others, Wilmes said.Travels outside of Belgium is also forbidden except if it’s considered essential, Wilmes said.4:10 p.m.: 4 Brooklyn Nets players test positiveFour Brooklyn Nets players have tested positive for coronavirus and only one of the four is showing symptoms, according to a statement from the team.All four players are isolated, the team said.Utah Jazz player Donovan Mitchell, who has tested positive for COVID-19, told “Good Morning America” Monday, “I don’t have any symptoms — I could walk down the street. If it wasn’t public knowledge that I was sick, you wouldn’t know it.”“I think that’s the scariest part about this virus — you may seem fine, be fine, and you never know who you may be talking to, who they’re going home to,” he said.4:03 p.m.: NYC mayor proposes shelter-in-place, state says noIn New York City — where there are 814 confirmed COVID-19 cases — a shelter-in-place order has not been ruled out as an option, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.De Blasio said there would be “leeway” for going to the grocery store and the pharmacy. But he noted, “we would have to create that from scratch.” But Melissa DeRosa, secretary to the governor of New York, shot the idea down, saying in a statement, “Any blanket quarantine or shelter in place policy would require State action and as the Governor has said, there is no consideration of that for any locality at this time.”3:50 p.m.: New Jersey unemployment system crashesIn New Jersey, where restaurants and bars are shut down, so many people applied for unemployment Monday that the state system crashed, Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday.“Workers whose place of employment has closed or whose hours have been cut as a result of this emergency are in all likelihood eligible to receive either full or partial unemployment insurance benefits,” Murphy said, “for however long they will be out of work or working fewer hours.2:45 p.m.: Shelter-in-place order possible in NYCIn New York City — where there are 814 confirmed COVID-19 cases — a shelter-in-place order has not been ruled out as an option.“Even though a decision has not yet been made… New Yorkers should be prepared for a shelter in place order,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.He added that he expects a decision in the next 48 hours.Should any shelter-in-place order come the New York Police Department does not anticipate police enforcement.“We would encourage, urge and educate,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a statement provided to ABC News. “We are confident New Yorkers will do what is necessary to get through this crisis.”2:40 p.m.: Florida closes all bars, limits beach accessAll bars and nightclubs in Florida will close for the next 30 days, but unlike other states, Florida will keep restaurants open.Florida restaurants must limit access to 50% capacity and stagger seating to keep customers at least 6 feet apart, according to an executive order issued by Gov. Ron DeSantis.The governor is directing residents to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance by limiting their gatherings to no more than 10 persons.1:30 p.m.: Italy’s death toll reaches 2,500At least 345 Italians have died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 2,503, according to Italy’s Civil Protection Agency.Italy has the second-highest number of fatalities from coronavirus, following China.Italy has been on lockdown now with a total of 31,506 confirmed cases.12:25 p.m.: White House looking to send cash directly to AmericansTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the administration is looking at sending checks directly to American households that are hurting – possibly within the next two weeks.“The president has instructed me, we have to do this now. This is now,” Mnuchin said at a White House briefing Tuesday.President Donald Trump wouldn’t get into too many details about a possible stimulus plan but emphasized that the government is “going big.”Referring to the virus as an “invisible enemy,” the president expressed resolve to prop up the economy as needed.“We don’t want airlines going out of business, we don’t want people losing their jobs and not having money to live when they were doing well four weeks ago,” Trump said.12:01 p.m.: Law enforcement scales back across USLaw enforcement agencies across the U.S. are curtailing low-level operations in the face of the coronavirus outbreak.Some agencies are limiting police runs to only violent or serious incidents and are opting to handle other reports via citations, phone calls or online reports. The measures are designed to cut back on person-to-person contact, like the number of people going through police stations and jails.11:17 a.m.: 8th TSA officer tests positiveA TSA officer at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport has tested positive for COVID-19.The officer’s last work day was March 17, the agency said.This marks the 8th TSA officer to test positive for COVID-19. The other cases are in California, Florida and Georgia.With the coronavirus outbreak, the TSA has screened 5 million fewer people in the first two weeks of March 2020 compared to 2019.10:55 a.m.: New York governor preaches kindness in time of ‘chaos’In New York state — home to 19.5 million people — all schools are closed for two weeks.Restaurants in the state are restricted to only takeout and delivery. Bars and gyms are also shuttered, and more closings statewide could help continue to flatten the curve, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.Twelve people have died in New York state. The state has 1,374 cases of coronavirus.Cuomo said he’s worried the rising number of cases will crash the health care system, noting the 19% hospitalization rate among those infected.“We have to get down that rate of spread,” he said. “We cannot accommodate the numbers that demand on the hospital system.”Cuomo said the state is working to create more space in hospitals and temporarily build other facilities to house the sick.The governor then got personal, opening up at his news conference about how difficult it is to not see and hug his own daughter during this time of “chaos.” “It is a hard time on every level,” he said. “It is a frightening time on every level.”He urged New Yorkers to “be a little bit more loving, a little bit more compassionate, a little bit more comforting, a little bit more cooperative. And we will get through this time.”“We will lose people, yes. Like we lose people every year with the flu,” Cuomo said. “We’re gonna be challenged and tested.”Cuomo also stressed that the federal government needs to do more. “We cannot do this on our own,” he said.Cuomo made a point to thank President Donald Trump for his partnership, saying he spoke to the president Tuesday morning.On Monday, Trump had a tele-conference with the country’s governors.9:34 a.m.: San Francisco Bay Area goes on lockdownSix counties in the San Francisco Bay Area are moving forward with isolation procedures, ordering residents to shelter in place for non-essential activities.At least 12 people have died from coronavirus in California.Gov. Gavin Newsom is closing all dine-in restaurants, health clubs and gyms in the Golden State. Newsom also told residents they should stop gathering in groups entirely for the foreseeable future.8:10 a.m. Millennials must protect older generations, says Dr. BirxWhite House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx stressed that “the army of millennials” must be taking “every single precaution to protect their parents and grandparents.”“If you look at every large city across America at the census bar graph, you’ll see that in every single case the largest numbers, about 22% in many cities, are millennials,” Birx said Tuesday in an interview with ABC News’ Good Morning America.She went on, “The millennials are incredibly good about getting information out in a clear way, but more importantly, they are incredibly good about understanding how to protect one another, how to protect their parents and how to protect their grandparents. Right now we need the army of millennials out there doing everything that they can to protect themselves from getting infected because we know a lot of their cases will be mild or asymptomatic, and making sure that they’re doing every single precaution to protect their parents and grandparents.”Dr. Birx also compared the new pandemic to the fight against HIV/AIDS. “We know a lot more than we knew in the early days of HIV,” she said. “It was really inspiring to me to watch people who were sick themselves going to the street not because it was going to help them but because it would help the group coming behind them. They were already too ill. I guess that’s what I’m asking every American to do now, to do whatever they can to help the Americans ahead of them, to make sure they don’t get infected.”6:16 a.m. Iran says new coronavirus has killed 135 more peopleIran says new coronavirus has killed 135 more people, a 13% spike that has raised the death toll to 988 amid 16,169 total infections.6:04 a.m. France goes into lockdown at noonIn his address to the nation on Monday evening, President Emmanuel Macron announced that from noon on Tuesday, “and for at least a fortnight”, trips for French citizens and residents will be greatly reduced.“Outdoor gatherings, family or friendly gatherings will no longer be allowed, meeting friends in the park, family, in the street will not be possible” he added, advising French people to “read”, “find a sense of the essential” and “the meaning of things”.Interior Minister Christophe Castaner stated later in the night that all pedestrians, commuters, passengers and drivers must be able to justify their trips with a downloadable document attesting on one’s honor the reason for one’s trip. It will be up to everyone to fill it out to specify the nature of their trip.“The watchword is clear,” Castaner said. “Stay at home. These are confinement measures along the lines of our Italian and Spanish neighbors.”The penalty for infraction to these rules will be a 38 Euro ($42 U.S.) fine, which will be quickly raised to a higher level of 135 Euros.Exceptions are made for when these trips are essential for activities which cannot be interrupted. For work when telecommuting is not possible, for seeking health care, for imperative family reasons, to come to the aid of a dependent relative for example or for separate parents. Other exceptions are allowed for short trips, to take out your dog or have a physical activity.“But without grouping into a group”, Castaner warned. “To put it simply, I would say we can get some air yes, but certainly not play a soccer match,” he stated.5:52 a.m. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been released from hospital and placed into self-isolationChet Hanks, son of Tom Hanks and stepson to Rita Wilson, confirmed that his parents have been released from the hospital in a video posted to Instagram.“They’re still self-quarantined obviously, but they’re feeling a lot better so that’s a relief,” Chet Hanks said.5:21 a.m. China’s Foreign Ministry says Trump “Chinese Virus” tweet a “smear”China Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang, not mentioning President Donald Trump by name, called the tweet “a smear” and that China “expresses its strong anger and opposition to that.”“Some politicians in the U.S. associated the coronavirus with China, and smeared China. China expresses its strong anger and opposition to that,” Shuang said on Tuesday. “We call on the U.S. to stop finger pointing at China. The utmost priority is for the international community to cooperate on fighting the virus. The U.S. should focus on its top priority, and play a constructive role in international cooperation on health security.”5:00 a.m. Russia mobilizes to shield economy from impact of coronavirusWith a total of 93 recorded cases so far, Russia’s government is moving to prepare a broad spectrum of measures to try to shield the country’s economy from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.In addition to a $4 billion support fund, the state will also increase state guarantees for some companies by enlarging the list of firms deemed strategically important. It is looking at delaying tax payments, as well as penalties for businesses, as well as short-term loans. The Russian rouble currency has strengthened in response to some of the announcements.Russia’s foreign ministry has also called on the U.S. to lift sanctions on Iran that it says are preventing it from combating the coronavirus outbreak effectively. Iran has recently said it is suffering from a shortage of key medical equipment and medicines needed due to the sanctions imposed as part of the U.S.’ “maximum pressure” campaign. Russia’s foreign ministry has accused the U.S. of putting millions of Iranians at risk and called on it to lift them immediately and end its “inhuman policy”.3:57 a.m. Dutch Prime Minister announces opposition to nationwide lockdown, calls it “impractical”The Netherlands will not impose a national lockdown over coronavirus because it would have to be in place for too long to make a difference, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on TV on Monday.“It wouldn’t be a matter of days or weeks. In that scenario, we would actually have to shut down our country for a year, or even longer, with all the consequences that follow,” he added.1:10 a.m. San Francisco Police Department going door to door to make sure bars and clubs are complying with public health orderThe San Francisco Police Department tweeted that they would be visiting bars and clubs throughout the city to make sure they are in compliance with the city’s public heath order.California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued the directive to shut down all of the state’s bars, clubs, breweries and taprooms on Sunday when he announced the virus had killed six people in California.“These are profoundly significant steps and they are significant steps from two days ago,” Newsom said in a news conference. “We’re guided deeply by what’s happening, not just by anxiety, not just by fear, but by a very pragmatic response to meet this moment without creating other unintended consequences.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. 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Technology the only way forward for strategic HR

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. e-hr:Profession is transforming the way it carries out its function, surveydiscoversHRdirectors are unlikely to fulfil a strategic role unless they implement someform of e-HR, according to the findings of a report by the independentresearch-based organisation Business Intelligence. Ninety-twocompanies were surveyed as part of e-HR: Transforming the HR Function and 76per cent of these had either redesigned or introduced new HR technologies orsystems in the past year. Of those that had not, 90 per cent are planning to doso in the next 12 months. “Wedid the report because we knew that e-HR is becoming more widespread and thatit is an enabler of HR transformation,” says Simon Lancaster, publishingdirector of Business Intelligence. “Thereport shows that HR directors need to be clued up on the technology – now andin the future.”Fourmain driving forces of e-HR emerge from the survey with respondents saying itoffers: –Improved HR function productivity and performance (82 per cent) -Moreeffective HR service delivery (79 per cent)–Greater availability of technologies, software and systems (73 per cent) –More strategic HR services (78 per cent).Amongthe more surprising findings, said Lancaster, are that only 56 per cent ofrespondents cited HR cost control and savings as a driver for e-HR.Themain trend uncovered is to replace about 60 per cent of transactional HR workwith some form of electronic means to enable HR managers and directors to beinvolved in a more “business-oriented and consultancy-type support”.Theprimary decision-makers for developing and implementing e-HR are, as expected,HR directors or managers in 84 per cent of organisations. However,the report found that 73 per cent of respondents stated that executive teammembers or a level above take part in decisions, with CEOs and a board memberinvolved in over a third of those cases.Thereport features a number of case studies of companies which have implementede-HR systems to varying degrees, including IBM, Nokia, Getty Images, SmithklineBeecham and Cisco Systems. “Whatwe are trying to convey is that HR will have even more important and valuableroles to play beyond the purely administrative one that some professionals havepositioned themselves for in the past,” says Lynn Rutter, director of HRcommunications at Nokia, in the report.Butthe findings also show the road to e-HR can be a rocky one with the impact onthe HR function often underestimated, and line managers are reported to dislikeHR “dumping work on them”.Thereport concludes that e-HR is a blend of both the “visionary” and the“pragmatic”. Melvin Brandman, head of the e-HR unit at Watson Wyatt Worldwide,a contributor to the report, talks about the importance of having an e-HRvision and says companies should “think big, start small and scale up”. Headds, “It makes perfect sense to pick the low-hanging fruit first which willencourage stronger buy-in from others when they see early results. In thesecircumstances, HR will also be able to provoke beneficial change.”JohnRyder, director of HR technology at Dynegy in Houston, also stresses theimportance of having the right vision. “Not having an HR technology vision isan abdication of HR’s responsibilities and will lessen the leverage that can beachieved using technology,” he says.IvanHickmott, director of Hickmott Consulting, places importance on HR leaders tounderstand e-business applications and their implications so they cananticipate potential impact on their function. “They must get up to speed withtechnology and not rely simply on receiving guidance from IT colleagues,” hesays. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Technology the only way forward for strategic HROn 27 Feb 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

TRD’s March issue is live for subscribers!

first_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink The Real Deal’s March issue is live for digital subscribers and soon to hit doorsteps across the country.The real estate industry has spent a year adapting to the “new normal,” looking for silver linings and glimmers of hope. Now, spring is here and so are vaccines, converging into a long-awaited light at the end of the tunnel.In this month’s magazine we explore post-pandemic aspects of the industry, including:The highly anticipated TRD brokerage rankingThe South Florida condo craze sparked by the Miami tech boom, and what’s in store for developersFlex offices’ resurgence as the new battleground for commercial brokeragesMalibu as the new destination for permanent WFHers looking for a laid back but luxurious lifestyleBidding wars as home buyers fan out to once-sleepy housing marketsDeveloper Gil Dezer on exotic cars, luxury real estate and partnering with Trump… And much more! Subscribe today and check out the new issue here. Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Conor McGregor arrested on felony charges after smashing fan’s phone, police say

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailHarry How/Getty Images(MIAMI) — UFC superstar Conor McGregor was arrested in Miami on Monday after an alleged altercation with a fan who attempted to take a selfie with him.The MMA fighter is facing two felony charges after allegedly smacking a man’s phone out of his hand and smashing it on the ground, police said.The incident happened outside of the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach around 5 p.m. when the man approached McGregor with his mobile phone and attempted to take a photo with him, according to an arrest affidavit.McGregor, 30, allegedly stomped the man’s phone several times and walked away with it, according to the affidavit.McGregor was booked at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami-Dade County on felony charges of strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief over $1,000.He was released Monday evening after posting $12,500 bond.His defense lawyer, Samuel Rabin, confirmed the incident in a statement to ABC News, saying his client “was involved in a minor altercation involving a cell phone that resulted in a call to law enforcement. Mr. McGregor appreciates the response of law enforcement and pledges his full cooperation.”The Irish UFC champion recently completed court-ordered community service in connection to a case from last April, when he was seen on video going on a rampage that injured another fighter at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.McGregor pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in that case.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img March 12, 2019 /Sports News – National Conor McGregor arrested on felony charges after smashing fan’s phone, police saylast_img read more