first_img“A lot of friends were also beaten and arrested, a lot of them left the country. But I am still here. I just hope it cannot last too much longer. This system will destroy itself.”There is currently a groundswell of calls for a democratic overhaul and big reform in Belarus. Exiled political opposition and Western figures have accused Lukashenko, who has been in power since 1994, of rigging recent elections and the nation’s police have clamped down on protests. But Shakuro, 30, is an optimist. You have to be. The scrum-half last played some meaningful rugby in the snow rugby championship in Moscow in 2019 (as well as having a run out in the same sport in Zelenograd, with the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), but with the world in the grip of a global pandemic, her and her friends still took the opportunity to make their voices heard. Related: What it’s like to use rugby to take on the mafiaIn the aftermath of her time locked up, the Minsk native says the cold and stress has exacerbated “a chronic illness” and she struggles to sleep. However, she is keen to highlight what is happening in Belarus.  LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Mariya Shakuro celebrates with team-mates (Mariya Shakuro) Mariya Shakuro spent ten days in prison after protesting in Minskcenter_img Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. “As I said, this system will fall and one day we will start a fundamentally new page in our history, as a country without a dictator,” she says. “We will have to do a lot and maybe cannot go too fast, but if everyone gives their all for that, if everyone is responsible for the job they’re good at, finally we will build a new country.”As for the rugby, Shakuro says a lack of playing numbers has meant that beach rugby has taken precedence over 15s and even sevens in recent years – though they play sevens when they can. She is part of the RC Grazhdanochka club (it means ‘Citizen female’) and the amateurs make the most of things, with Shakuro also working for a furniture manufacturer.Talking about the coming years on the field, the nine says: “In the future I hope we will have all the conditions to develop our lovely sport here. I hope we will finally have a rugby stadium, because right now we have to rent different sites with our own money. “I hope there will be rugby in children’s schools. And we won’t just think of how the game can survive, but how to develop it.” Meet the Belarus rugby captain fighting for democracyAfter a long night with the lights on, you could expect an alarm call of the national anthem blaring out. If there was any relief during the imprisonment, the expected beating never came, but over ten long days Mariya Shakuro had cockroaches for cellmates, just two showers and only two walks at 20 minutes a stroll. Hardly a fitness regime fit for the captain of the Belarus women’s sevens and beach rugby sides. This was the punishment for daring to protest against president Alexander Lukashenko’s regime – often referred to as Europe’s ‘last dictatorship’. “I was arrested at a Sunday protest on 11 October (2020),” Shakuro tells Rugby World. “All protests are illegal in Belarus.“It was peaceful by the protesters and the violence, as usual, was from the police side. But I took part in the protest because of the unbearable situation in our country. “Falsification of presidential elections. Thousands arrested, including in the time just before our elections. People going missing. People beaten. Even people killed just because of their political position. These are the reasons. “It has lasted for 26 years already, but now due to the development of the internet, the whole world knows about it.last_img read more

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSADAColor BlindnessLawsuit Previous articleScam Alert: “Spoofed” phone callsNext articleDistracted Driving: It’s not just about cellphones Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Color blindness affects roughly 1 in 12 men (8%) and 1 in 200 women in the world. There are a few causes of color blindness but for the vast majority of people with vision-based deficiencies, the cause is genetics.There are 1.3 million lawyers currently practicing law in the U.S. and recently, many of them have been dealing with major lawsuits pertaining to blindness and color blindness.According to Forbes, an “onslaught” of vision-related lawsuits are a result of both the Obama and Trump administration’s Depart of Justice (DOJ).In only a few months during 2018, the U.S. continued to see the onslaught of Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act Title III lawsuits. The lawsuits brought by plaintiffs against retailers and various businesses claiming the organizations violate the ADA by not having handicap-accessible websites. In 2017 alone, there were more than 800 lawsuits filed over allegedly inaccessible websites. With 95% of people saying that having a positive user experience is the most important factor when visiting a website, this trend can negatively affect businesses as well.The DOJ has promised to release clarifications on the ADA Title III a few years ago but kept pushing it back, withdrawing proposed rules, and causing even more confusion for businesses and individuals struggling with vision issues.“Had [the] DOJ issued clear and reasonable rules and provided a clear deadline for compliance, business would not be in this satiation,” said Minh Vu, an attorney who specializes in ADA-related lawsuits. “[Companies] certainly have more information about website accessibility not than before… it is going to take time for them to make their websites accessible.”Additionally, 13 years ago in September 2006, a judge ruled that a class action lawsuit with the National Federation of the Blind over accessibility complaints with Target’s website could proceed, further elevating the early discussions about website accessibility. Target had to settle, upgrade its website, and pay $6 million as a result.“What I hope is that Target and other online merchants will realize how important it is to reach 1.3 million people in this nation and the growing Baby Boomer population who will also be losing vision,” said Bruce Sexton Jr., a former student at the University of California-Berkeley and president of the California Association of Blind Students, which brought the lawsuit.Dating back even farther, a similar lawsuit the National Federation of the Blind brought against AOL in 1999 over accessibility issues, also citing the ADA, didn’t end up reaching a trial because AOL complied and updated its technology and site compatibility.Technology continues to rapidly change virtually every business and the way of daily living across the globe. In fact, technology is changing the face of business itself with 60% of surveyed workers saying they would willingly work remotely full time. It’s important for organizations to do everything they can to accommodate for the blind, the color blind, and everyone else who is using their technology. Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

first_imgMaradona records charity record About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 29 August 2002 | News  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Former Argentina footballer Maradona has recorded a charity record to raise funds for a children’s hospital in Buenos Aires.The song is called “La mano de Dios”, a reference to his notorious goal against England in the 1986 World Cup.Read “Maradona’s charity song” at Ananova. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_imgImage: piggy banks by Jakub Krechowicz on Shutterstock  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Children’s Society to raise funds by promoting children’s savings The Children’s Society is encouraging parents across the country to save money for their child’s future by putting savings into a Junior ISA account. They have joined with The Children’s ISA, and for every account opened directly via the charity’s channels, the charity will receive a £50 donation.The Children’s ISA’s Junior ISA account provides tax-free savings up to £3720 per year. It can be opened by a parent or guardian and accessed by the child when they turn 18.Budgeting workshopsAs well as fundraising, The Children’s ISA will also offer budgeting workshops in children’s centres for parents to provide advice and support to them.David Dawson, Savings Director at The Children’s ISA,  said: Advertisement Howard Lake | 4 December 2013 | News “We are proud that The Children’s Society is our charity of the year and the donations we make from our Children’s ISA accounts will go towards the charity’s vital work with some of the most vulnerable children.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

first_img WhatsApp Previous articleLocal Experts attend Fáilte Ireland’s KNOW Donegal ProgrammeNext articleIllegal fishing nets seized by Loughs Agency in Foyle area News Highland Google+ Pinterest Twitter Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Two arrested following seizure of £300k worth of cocaine in Tyronecenter_img Two men have been arrested in connection with the seizure of around £300,000 worth of cocaine in Co Tyrone.A 26 year old was arrested in Omagh and a 24 year old was detained in Cookstown this morning.The drugs were discovered when police carried out an operation in the Lisaclare Road area of Stewartstown on the 24th of October last year. WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – June 6, 2019 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

first_imgCourtesy of Ann McDonald (NEW YORK) — The mother of a young woman who died on a New York City subway platform knew something was wrong when she pulled into the driveway of her South Carolina home and was greeted by a police officer and a chaplain.Ann McDonald’s 21-year-old daughter, Helen McDonald-Phalon, had died in the early hours of Saturday morning at the Union Square subway station as she was waiting for the downtown 6 train.The officer and chaplain didn’t want Ann to hear the news “over the phone,” she said.Helen McDonald-Phalon moved to New York to pursue her Broadway dreams, and now her mom is grappling with her daughter’s legacy.The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is part of the ongoing investigation.“This is a horrible and very uncommon incident, and is under investigation by both the MTA and NYPD,” a spokesperson for the MTA said in a statement to ABC News.A source familiar with the investigation told ABC News that the incident happened on an uncrowded platform at 3 a.m.The source said that investigators determined the train was already moving for more than 100 feet when Helen McDonald-Phalon made contact with it. The investigation into her death is underway, but according to a preliminary review of the information, the source said it does not appear to be a situation where she was dragged by a train door.She was also not struck by a second train as one media outlet reported, the source said.Helen McDonald-Phalon worked at ThinkGeek in Manhattan and lived in Brooklyn, her mother said. She started the job while she was studying at the New York Conservancy for Dramatic Arts, where her mother said she graduated in 2017.“She just worked hard. She did everything right in a very unassuming way,” Ann McDonald said.Helen McDonald-Phalon, who would have celebrated her 22nd birthday on Thursday, was still working to get her big acting break after a lifetime of dancing and singing.“She never really got the lead role and she had to work really hard for everything,” Ann McDonald said. “If she got the smallest role, she would perform it like it was the lead role.”“You have no idea how many young women are messaging me and telling me how they would not be the person they are today without her,” Ann McDonald said of Helen.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgCase round-up news in briefOn 1 Dec 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Case round-up news in briefDismissal for failure to have a medical examination was unfair The employee was absent through ill-health. After she failed to co-operatewith requests by the employer over a three-month period for her to undergo amedical examination with a view to assisting her to return to work, she wasdismissed. The EAT overturned an employment tribunal ruling that the dismissalwas by reason of capability and was fair. The EAT regarded the issue ofnon-co-operation as one of misconduct rather than capability. The EAT ruledthat the dismissal was unfair as there had been no disciplinary hearing and thedismissal was outside the band of reasonable responses in all circumstances ofthe case. The decision emphasises the importance of properly classifying thereason for the proposed dismissal and following the appropriate procedure. O’Donoghue v Elmbridge Housing Trust, EAT Compromise agreements not void under TUPE After a TUPE transfer, some employees were made redundant. They acceptedredundancy payments and signed compromise agreements. They argued that theirpre-transfer terms and conditions entitled them to greater redundancy payments,that these rights had transferred under TUPE and the compromise agreements werevoid as they were precluded under TUPE from contracting-out of the transfer ofrights under TUPE. This latter argument was rejected by the EAT. The compromiseagreements were not an attempt to vary terms and conditions of employment butto compromise a dispute. Nor did the agreements arise solely or mainly byreason of the transfer. The prohibition of variations to terms and conditionsin a TUPE context under the ECJ’s decision in Daddy’s Dance Hall could notapply. Solectron Scotland Ltd v Roper and Others, EAT Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

first_imgDiscovering new leadersOn 1 Jan 2004 in Personnel Today Leadershippotential is frequently ignored outside the most senior ranks, but it cantransform performance if nurtured throughout the organisation. Guy SheppardreportsWhen the likes of Rudy Giuliani give a presentation about leadership, theaudience is bound to sit up and take note. The former New York mayor, who ledthe city’s recovery following the terrorist attacks in 2001, joined astar-studded line-up of speakers who were beamed in via satellite to anInstitute of Leadership & Management (ILM) seminar at the Belfry Hotel inWarwickshire a the end of 2003. They all emphasised the role that good leaders play in nurturing talentamong staff. As Ken Blanchard, co-author of the best-selling One MinuteManager, said: “Effective leaders move people from dependence toindependence. The old Chinese proverb fits in here. When the job is done,people say ‘we have done it ourselves’.” Afterwards, we asked ILM delegates and speakers: how do you createleadership that comes alive at every level of an organisation? Rene CarayolBusiness transformation specialistToo many people use ‘sheep dip’seminars to achieve this sort of change. The best way to create leadershipthroughout an organisation is to bring in active role models who candemonstrate the traits that you are looking for. If, for example, you want tosee quicker decision-making, recruit people who make decisions quickly and putthem into positions where other people are able to learn from them. Gary InceChief executive, ILMIf you restrict people too much and force them into a box, they just becomemanagers and do what they are told. You have to give people a degree oflatitude and freedom to make decisions within certain parameters. It’s aboutallowing them to act on information and interact with people in a positive way.But you must make sure you select and appoint people with leadership qualitiesin the first place. Clive OzzardManagement development manager, Screwfix DirectTo have a fighting chance of leadingeffectively, you have to have some sort of coherent vision that everyone isworking towards. The way of communicating that vision is, very simply, tellingpeople, and then telling them again and again and again. As far as the practicalities of encouraging leadership at every level, theprimary thing is for the individual to consider how they perform, particularlyin relation to other people. We try to promote awareness and give people thetools to do that. I’m amazed sometimes at how people don’t have a high degreeof self-awareness. Gill CowleyHR manager, A F Blackmore (runs 200 Spar outlets)We are currently a very procedural-based company, and managers andsupervisors don’t have the authority to deviate much from the processes we havein place. We are starting to move away from that now because a more transientworkforce and competition from other supermarkets mean we need to develop adifferent type of culture within our business. People have to be taught how to lead, so we’ve started running an ILM coursefor supervisory staff. Because it’s so flexible, we’ve been building in some ofour own criteria into the coursework. This approach will allow staff to come upwith their own ideas for change and then put them into practice. Michelle MaynardGroup management development manager, CentricaDeveloping leadership skills is abouttrusting people to do the job and supporting them in the delivery of it. Ratherthan telling people what to do, you coach them. That way people develop andlearn, and it’s more motivational than being in a command and control culture. It is also important that everyone realises that they have an opportunity totake responsibility for change themselves so they can perform more effectively,productively and efficiently in their jobs. Malcolm WatersService manager in personnel London Borough of RedbridgeImplementing strategies that allow staff to work to their strengths, eitheras individuals or as part of a team, can assist in identifying leaders at alllevels of an organisation. But there are dangers in encouraging leadership at all levels if the aimsand objectives of the organisation are not clear enough. Putting in place aneffective communication strategy is the key to ensuring that people are workingwithin the framework of the organisation’s objectives. You are more likely to encourage leaders if employees feel confident enoughto nudge at some of the boundaries, knowing that they will be supported intaking calculated risks to achieve those objectives. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

first_imgWe present a detailed analysis of the spatial structure of the ionospheric plasma velocity in the nightside F-region ionosphere, poleward of the open-closed magnetic field line boundary (OCB), i.e. in regions magnetically connected to the turbulent solar wind. We make use of spatially distributed measurements of the ionospheric plasma velocity made with the Halley Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) radar between 1996 and 2003. We analyze the spatial structure of the plasma velocity using structure functions and P(0) scaling (where P(0) is the value of the probability density function at 0), which provide simple methods for deriving information about the scaling, intermittency and multi-fractal nature of the fluctuations. The structure functions can also be compared to values predicted by different turbulence models. We find that the limited range of velocity that can be measured by the Halley SuperDARN radar restricts our ability to calculate structure functions. We correct for this by using conditioning (removing velocity fluctuations with magnitudes larger than 3 standard deviations from our calculations). The resultant structure functions suggest that Kraichnan-Iroshnikov versions of P and log-normal models of turbulence best describe the velocity structure seen in the ionosphere.last_img read more

first_imgJune 18, 2018 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Unveils New Court Design Tags: America First Event Center/SUU Men’s Basketball Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Monday, the Southern Utah University athletic department unveiled the design for the new court to be housed in the America First Event Center.Presently, a brand new court is being installed and this promises to be a major upgrade for the athletic department and the various teams competing on the surface.This is but one component in what has proven to be a major upgrade of the entire arena as there is new signage and the upper concourse area has been designed as well.last_img read more