T.D. supports new anti-bullying practices

first_imgAdvertisement Education Minister Ruairi Quinn and Children and Youth Affairs Minister Frances Fitzgerald launching the new Action Plan on Bullying at the Department of Education.Fine Gael T.D. for Limerick and President of the Irish Association of Suicidology, Dan Neville has called on teachers, parents and students in Limerick to engage with the new anti-bullying guidelines announced by Minister for Education and Skills Ruairi Quinn T.D.The guidelines form part of the national Action Plan on Bullying, which was published in January 2013.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The new procedures require the implementation of education and prevention strategies for bullying and cyber-bullying in all schools in Limerick and around the country.“This is the first practical step in this Government’s efforts to reduce bullying in our schools in an effort to protect our children and improve their educational experience”, Mr. Neville said.“I urge all members of the school community to engage with this process in order to explore the issue of bullying and take measures to ensure that bullying is tackled within their school”, he added.Mr. Neville believes that a blind eye has been turned to bullying in schools around Ireland and that the pro-active measures outlined by the Department of Education should work to reduce bullying. Twitter Email Facebook Linkedincenter_img WhatsApp NewsT.D. supports new anti-bullying practicesBy Staff Reporter – September 20, 2013 625 Previous articleFamily fun guarantee today with Limerick’s Culture NightNext articleVolunteers needed for ‘Aware’ Fundraiser Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Printlast_img read more

Exquisite Handmade Cakes scoops two new venues

first_imgExquisite Handmade Cakes has announced its cakes will be stocked at Lord’s Cricket Ground this summer, after also being sold at the Chelsea Flower Show.The Leeds-based company makes a selection of gateaux, cakes, muffins, shortbreads and sweet slices and estimates it will supply a combined 507,000 guests across the two venues over the 2013 summer.Viv Parry, founder of Exquisite Handmade Cakes, said: “It’s testament to our team’s creativity, passion, and product quality that our cakes have been selected by the finest bastions of British ‘afternoon tea’ such as Lord’s Cricket Ground and Chelsea Flower Show.“With all of our products, when crafting our ranges, our ethos has been simple. We want to hand-make products with the finest ingredients to the highest possible standard. We hope that all guests at each venue will agree that they look delicious and taste utterly exquisite.”last_img read more

Headlines: October 2012

first_imgCows with a Sweet Tooth: Mayfield, Ky. The price of corn is too high for many farmers. To combat the cost, Joseph Watson of United Livestock Commodities has decided to feed his 1,400 cattle chocolate in an effort to help them gain weight. Watson gets second-hand candy at a discounted rate and gives it to the animals with a nutrient mix. In related news, the price of chocolate milk has suddenly decreased.Virginia Asks for Acorns: Richmond, Va. Good people of the Commonwealth, your Department of Forestry needs a favor. Officials are asking residents around Virginia to collect acorns in an effort to preserve native trees. Early October is an optimal time to the pick up ‘corns of the 11 needed species, including Allegheny Chinkapin, White Oak, Northern Red Oak, and Chinese Walnut. Requests of those willing to help include not storing the acorns in plastic bags and not storing the same species together. Collected acorns can be dropped off at the nearest DOF office.Supersized South: Jackson, Miss. The South continued its dominance in the waistline wars. When the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released its state rankings for the country’s highest obesity rates, Mississippi took the top spot for the sixth straight year. West Virginia, Alabama, and Kentucky also cracked the top 10.Make a Grown Man Cry: Gastonia, N.C.First the good news: no one was seriously injured when a car smashed into a tractor trailer on I-85 in late August. The bad news: the truck was carrying 43,000 pounds of beer, which spilled all over the highway.Food to Trash: Washington, D.C.Forty percent of the food in America ends up in the trash. The astounding figure was released in a late August report by the Natural Resources Defense Council that shines a light on domestic food waste. Food has now overtaken paper as the biggest occupier of our landfills. Edibles being tossed by farms, restaurants, households, manufacturers, and grocery stores adds up to $165 billion a year.Beyond the Blue RidgeRUI: Rafting Under the Influence: Fairbanks, AlaskaNext time you float down your favorite backyard river with a cooler full of suds, think of William Modene. The 32-year-old was arrested for DUI after floating down Alaska’s Chena River with a hearty buzz. Authorities responded to calls about a rafter acting intoxicated, and when they pulled Modene from his raft, his breathalizer test spiked to .313—four times the legal limit.MTB Worlds Cancelled: Alberta, CanadaThe 24-hour Mountain Bike World Championships, which was supposed to take place in mid-September, was cancelled due to an insufficient number of entrants. The race, which propelled regional hero and mountain biking endurance pioneer Chris Eatough to fame, was initially scheduled to make a debut in Canmore, Alberta. Eatough won six straight championships at the event that dates back to 1998. His just-short attempt at a seventh was documented in the gritty independent documentary Go Solo.Glacier National Park Needs a New Name: West Glacier, MontanaIs Glacier on your park bucket list? You should probably get there sooner than later. Scientists are predicting the park’s namesake could be gone by 2020 at the rate they are disappearing, thanks to climate change. The park even earned a place on Frommer’s “500 Places to See Before They Disappear.”last_img read more

Brazilian Armed Forces Help At-Risk Children Through Forces in Sports

first_img Inspired by the military In 2014, about 15,000 students participated in the program. While the military members in Profesp do not recruit students, there is a path available for youngsters who are interested in military careers. Profesp instructor Jaqueline Rossato helps monitor students’ performance at the program and at school. “They really appreciate everything they have here, because they have so little in their lives and they don’t want to lose anything,” said Rossato, who has been working with the project since 2010. At the Afonsos Air Base in Rio de Janeiro, Project Colibri joined with Forces in Sports in 2010. That project provides physical activities and educational programs for youngsters between the ages of 13 and 15 who are interested in competing for spots in the military academies, such as the Air Cadet Training School (Epcar) and the Naval Academy. Military personnel observe the monthly progress of the youngsters in the program. The combination of physical activities, mentoring, and healthy meals helps improve the students’ development and increases their attention spans. Like a miniature military unit, the boys and girls march in formation, their arms extended before them, eyes fixed on Brazilian Army Staff Sgt. Angelo de Alvarenga Reis Perini. “The project began with a test group in 2003 with 450 children, and it has grown every year since then,” Barros said. “We want to reach 20,000 by 2016.” Sports is a key component of the initiative. For example, at Nova Santa Rita’s Morretes neighborhood, the students play soccer (both outdoors and indoors), volleyball, and basketball. Soccer and cook-outs “It’s really great to see how dedicated these children are. It’s become a routine for us to have our Colibri students win second and third places entering the military academies,” Lessa bragged. It is satisfying to appreciate the Armed Forces of Brazil expanding their actions in defense of new generations, who today are threatened and at risk of a uncertain future by the influence of market greed from drug trafficking and moral degradation. The Brazilian example is excellent for friendly nations and must be disseminated by the U.S. Southern Command, Ney de Araripe Sucupira – Deputy Chief of the Graduates Association of the War College in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The program provides two meals a day to the participants, and on Thursdays, there is a celebration for the children with a cook-out and chocolate cake. Young people love the sports and other activities. “The first steps include a nutritionist and help with schoolwork,” Lessa said. Profesp instructor Jaqueline Rossato helps monitor students’ performance at the program and at school. “They really appreciate everything they have here, because they have so little in their lives and they don’t want to lose anything,” said Rossato, who has been working with the project since 2010. Sports is a key component of the initiative. For example, at Nova Santa Rita’s Morretes neighborhood, the students play soccer (both outdoors and indoors), volleyball, and basketball. “At ease,” he says. Perini, 32, is attached to the Third Supply Battalion under the Military Southern Command (CMS). The boys and girls, all between the ages of 11 and 16, step out of formation. They’re from the outskirts of Nova Santa Rita, a town 30 km away from the State of Rio Grande do Sul’s capital – and they haven’t come to learn military drills. These at-risk students are there to have fun, and learn the value of structure, education, and teamwork, through the Forces in Sports Project (Profesp). The Armed Forces’ involvement in the program has built a rapport between the military and the neighborhoods where young people participate in Profesp. The initiative also contributes to public safety. “One unit sees what another is doing, learns that it’s Forces in Sports and decides to join,” said Capt. José Ferreira de Barros, the initiative’s national coordinator on the Defense Ministry side. The military members who participate in Profesp do not recruit youngsters or anyone else. Their focus is to mentor students and introduce them to good civic values. “That way, I can participate in operations and see new places,” Jesus said. The military members who participate in Profesp do not recruit youngsters or anyone else. Their focus is to mentor students and introduce them to good civic values. The Armed Forces’ involvement in the program has built a rapport between the military and the neighborhoods where young people participate in Profesp. The initiative also contributes to public safety. The program provides two meals a day to the participants, and on Thursdays, there is a celebration for the children with a cook-out and chocolate cake. Young people love the sports and other activities. Some children, like Andrei Souza de Jesus, 11, also appreciate the careers that the Armed Forces offer. The boy talked of wanting to join the military. In 2014, the Ministry of Sports allocated almost US$ 6.16 million (USD) to the program. The budget includes salaries for teachers and interns in physical education to lead activities, as well improvements to athletic fields and equipment. By Dialogo November 18, 2014 “I wanted to come here Monday to Friday. If I stay at home, I’ll only sleep,” said 12 year-old Ildefonso Somoskovis Schaeffer. “One unit sees what another is doing, learns that it’s Forces in Sports and decides to join,” said Capt. José Ferreira de Barros, the initiative’s national coordinator on the Defense Ministry side. “Their grades at school improve and we watch out so their grades don’t go down,” said Perini. In 2014, the Ministry of Sports allocated almost US$ 6.16 million (USD) to the program. The budget includes salaries for teachers and interns in physical education to lead activities, as well improvements to athletic fields and equipment. “At ease,” he says. Perini, 32, is attached to the Third Supply Battalion under the Military Southern Command (CMS). The boys and girls, all between the ages of 11 and 16, step out of formation. They’re from the outskirts of Nova Santa Rita, a town 30 km away from the State of Rio Grande do Sul’s capital – and they haven’t come to learn military drills. These at-risk students are there to have fun, and learn the value of structure, education, and teamwork, through the Forces in Sports Project (Profesp). “We are helping reduce violence in many areas by bringing children into this project,” Barros said. “When many of the children come to us, they have poor self-control and are disorganized, because they come from broken families.” The program, which lasts 19 months, has 200 openings every year. When they arrive at the air base, some students are not in great physical condition, because of poor nutrition and inadequate exercise. “The project began with a test group in 2003 with 450 children, and it has grown every year since then,” Barros said. “We want to reach 20,000 by 2016.” Inspired by the military The routine is demanding, with sessions from Monday through Saturday, which includes sports, classes in nine academic areas, and the basic concepts of military life. The program, which lasts 19 months, has 200 openings every year. “That way, I can participate in operations and see new places,” Jesus said. Profesp, which involves 110 military units throughout Brazil, is a partnership between the Ministry of Defense and the Segundo Tempo Program, under the Ministry of Sports. The initiative ties together sports, nutrition, and educational instruction. The youngsters are coached and mentored by military personnel from 67 Army units, 22 Air Force units, and 21 Naval units. “We are helping reduce violence in many areas by bringing children into this project,” Barros said. “When many of the children come to us, they have poor self-control and are disorganized, because they come from broken families.” “I wanted to come here Monday to Friday. If I stay at home, I’ll only sleep,” said 12 year-old Ildefonso Somoskovis Schaeffer. Military personnel observe the monthly progress of the youngsters in the program. The combination of physical activities, mentoring, and healthy meals helps improve the students’ development and increases their attention spans. “Their grades at school improve and we watch out so their grades don’t go down,” said Perini. “The first steps include a nutritionist and help with schoolwork,” Lessa said. While the military members in Profesp do not recruit students, there is a path available for youngsters who are interested in military careers. “We are looking more for at-risk adolescents,” said Chaplin Captain Marcelo da Silva Lessa, the project coordinator at Afonsos. “We are working under the idea that they are small and fragile but they can do their part.” Soccer and cook-outs In 2014, about 15,000 students participated in the program. “It’s really great to see how dedicated these children are. It’s become a routine for us to have our Colibri students win second and third places entering the military academies,” Lessa bragged. Like a miniature military unit, the boys and girls march in formation, their arms extended before them, eyes fixed on Brazilian Army Staff Sgt. Angelo de Alvarenga Reis Perini. Profesp, which involves 110 military units throughout Brazil, is a partnership between the Ministry of Defense and the Segundo Tempo Program, under the Ministry of Sports. The initiative ties together sports, nutrition, and educational instruction. The youngsters are coached and mentored by military personnel from 67 Army units, 22 Air Force units, and 21 Naval units. Some children, like Andrei Souza de Jesus, 11, also appreciate the careers that the Armed Forces offer. The boy talked of wanting to join the military. When they arrive at the air base, some students are not in great physical condition, because of poor nutrition and inadequate exercise. The routine is demanding, with sessions from Monday through Saturday, which includes sports, classes in nine academic areas, and the basic concepts of military life. At the Afonsos Air Base in Rio de Janeiro, Project Colibri joined with Forces in Sports in 2010. That project provides physical activities and educational programs for youngsters between the ages of 13 and 15 who are interested in competing for spots in the military academies, such as the Air Cadet Training School (Epcar) and the Naval Academy. “We are looking more for at-risk adolescents,” said Chaplin Captain Marcelo da Silva Lessa, the project coordinator at Afonsos. “We are working under the idea that they are small and fragile but they can do their part.” last_img read more

UPL Update

first_imgUPL Update January 1, 2004 Janet Morgan Regular News What can nonlawyer form preparation services do? Bar UPL Counsel, Ft. Lauderdale Nonlawyers are allowed to provide certain limited services to the public but cannot give legal advice or do anything which constitutes the practice of law. Generally speaking, they can sell blank legal forms and act as a secretarial service, copying a customer’s information into the blanks of the form. They must copy or type in the information exactly as the customer gives it. Nonlawyers may also sell or provide general preprinted information describing legal procedures. They may provide simple administrative information (number of copies required to file, filing fees, etc.), and may offer a courier service to file papers at the courthouse.They cannot answer questions concerning a customer’s legal matters. They cannot hold themselves out as attorneys, or as someone capable of providing legal services. They cannot take the information to complete the form from the customer verbally, unless the customer is using a Supreme Court Approved Simplified Form in the area of family law or landlord/tenant law. The nonlawyer cannot select the type of form or course of action the customer needs, nor direct the customer in what supporting materials should accompany a legal document. They cannot correct errors or omissions made by the customer. They cannot create, modify, or tailor a form to meet a particular customer’s needs. Under the law, they are to act as a secretarial service only.So how should this work in practice? Joe wants to add his son to the title of his house. He walks into the nonlawyer form preparer’s office. Joe — “I need a deed.” Nonlawyer — “What kind of form would you like?” Joe — “Hmm. I’m not sure. What do you have?” Nonlawyer — “I cannot select a form for you. Here is a list of all the deed forms we have available.” Joe — “Ok, I’m still not completely sure.” Nonlawyer — “Well, here is a preprinted sheet for you to read which describes the various types of deeds and methods of transfer.” Joe — “Looks like what I want is a quit claim deed.” Nonlawyer — “Here is the quit claim deed form that we sell. You need to put the information into the blanks in writing, and give it back to me. I will type it for you. But be careful, I cannot correct any errors or omissions you make.”Now, is a quit claim deed what Joe really needs? Could Joe be doing something detrimental to his interests? That is Joe’s decision to make, right or wrong. The intent of the court in allowing nonlawyers to sell legal forms was to increase access to the court system. However, the purchaser of the form must represent himself. Knowing the proper legal form to use, filling out the form correctly, and understanding the legal ramifications of a document are wholly the customer’s responsibility.The next column will discuss how the Bar investigates complaints against nonlawyer form preparation services.last_img read more

Expenses need to be cut, but not in my department

first_imgWe’re all aware that 2021 could be a lean year for earnings, given that loan losses are expected to increase, the low rate environment is expected to continue, and the unknowns seem to outnumber the knowns for the pandemic and the economy.Many organizations are in expense control or cost-cutting mode. One of the challenges, beyond the obvious, is how to get your team on board with the decisions that are being made. Making equal cuts across departments might seem like the best way to avoid “being unfair,” but it’s rarely the best path for the organization as a whole.Strategy and reality are the filters. When making tough decisions, your strategy must be paramount. Think long and hard about any cuts that could chip away at your business model, the ability to generate income, acquire members, cross-sell or the member experience. As you consider, ask how long these decisions will have an impact, and what they might do to your competitive position in the future. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr This post is currently collecting data…center_img This is placeholder text continue reading »last_img read more

Binghamton Chamber of Commerce holds Job Fair, accepts resumes online

first_imgEvans said they will be creating a database for everyone who has attended the fair, as well as those who send in their resumes and employers. Dozens of local employers were in attendance showcasing a multitude of job openings in our area. Companies including Raymond Corp., Visions Federal Credit Union, and Mirabito were at the job fair speaking with prospective hires. “I’m encouraging everyone to send us your resume at GreaterBinghamtonChamber.com”, Evans said. Representatives with the Binghamton Chamber of Commerce say there are many ways they can help you find a job. Debby Evans, Event Manager with the Binghamton Chamber of Commerce said if the in-person job fair is nerve wreaking due to COVID, you are still able to send your resumes to the Chamber. If you would have liked to attend the fair but didn’t, or don’t feel safe networking in-person during the pandemic, don’t worry. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Job seekers fled to the Holiday Inn in Binghamton Friday to take part in the Binghamton Chamber of Commerce Project Homecoming Job Fair. The Chamber of Commerce said social distancing protocols were put in place for Friday’s Job Fair for both the safety of the job seekers and employers.last_img read more

CDC targets threat of novel flu at summer camps

first_imgJun 15, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – As the school year winds down for most students, and with it the threat of school-related illness clusters, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has its sights set on preventing the spread of the novel H1N1 virus at another setting where kids congregate: summer camps.Yesterday the CDC issued interim guidance to help day and residential camp administrators prevent and respond to novel flu outbreaks. The advisory comes on the heels of one of the first reported outbreaks at a camp.An Asheville, N.C., Boy Scout camp that attracts about 700 participants from across the nation sent 19 sick scouts from Florida and Georgia home after 10 of them tested positive for the novel flu, the Associated Press reported today. Other sick campers and staffers have been quarantined, and camp administrators are screening others for symptoms.Yesterday’s guidance from the CDC includes basic measures such as educating campers and staff on staying home when sick, covering coughs, and washing hands frequently, but it also includes several specific suggestions for residential camps. For both day and residential camps, the CDC suggests developing a relationship with local health departments to assist with response planning and to become familiar with illness reporting requirements.The CDC’s guidance suggests that camps communicate with parents early on how illnesses will be handled and arrange ways for sick campers and staff members to be transported home from camp.To reduce the risk of bringing the novel H1N1 virus to camp, the campers, staff members, and volunteers should be notified ahead of time that they cannot attend if they have had an influenza-like illness within the 7 days before camp begins or until they have been symptom-free for 24 hours. Those who have been exposed to a person who was sick with the novel virus or had a flu-like infection should be instructed to monitor and report any symptoms.Camp officials should consider screening incoming campers to determine possible novel flu exposure and to determine if any young people or staff have preexisting medical conditions, such as asthma, that might increase their risk for flu complications.Staff and volunteers should be taught how to recognize flu-like illnesses and quickly isolate campers who appear sick. For example, if separate rooms aren’t available for sick campers, staff can use a part of a room with temporary barriers, a separate tent, or a separate cabin. Designated staff members—ones who don’t have risk factors such as pregnancy—should care for the sick campers to avoid spreading the virus to others.The CDC said camps should develop protocols ahead of time for evaluating sick campers, and a healthcare provider should be contacted for severely ill patients or sick campers who have underlying medical conditions.Camps should supply plenty of hand sanitizers, especially for use during activities, such as hikes, in which campers don’t have access to sinks and liquid soap.Linens, eating utensils, and dishes used by sick campers don’t need to be cleaned differently or separately, but those who handle soiled laundry should wash their hands immediately after touching it, the CDC guidance says.See also:Jun 14 CDC novel H1N1 interim guidance for day and residential campslast_img read more

Carwiz as a Croatian tourist export product

first_imgAlso, as pointed out by Carwiz, negotiations are currently underway on the positioning of CARWIZ rent a car in the surrounding Caribbean islands, which, after Croatia, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, Cyprus, Morocco, Turkey, Serbia, Albania, has successfully finalized additional global brand positioning.  To date, Carwiz International has successfully placed its franchise network on the markets of Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, Cyprus, Morocco, Turkey, Serbia and Albania. Carwiza management is currently negotiating franchise cooperation with about 20 car rental companies from around the world – including the markets of Vietnam, Brazil, Russia, Malaysia, Malta, Portugal, Spain… After the car rental company Carwiz recently presented to the public the placement of franchise business on international markets, Carwiz successfully placed the franchise business of its brand on the Caribbean market, more precisely the island of St. Maarten Photo: Carwiz Carwiz u Hrvatskoj danas broji gotovo 100 zaposlenika i posluje putem online kanala prodaje te putem 13 poslovnica u svim većim gradovima i turistički značajnijim središtima u Hrvatskoj. Putem B2B kanala posluju s gotovo svim značajnijim međunarodnim turističkim emitivnim tržištima. U svega dvije godine poslovanja ostvareni su značajni rezultati, dok je u protekloj godini ostvareno preko 50 milijuna kuna prometa. Ukupan promet je u odnosu na 2017. godinu rastao za više od 100%, isto kao i broj zaposlenih. Over the past years, the Caribbean has recorded record achievements of over 30 million visitors a year. If we take into account that guests visiting the Caribbean have higher purchasing power, from the US, Canada and Europe, and that consumption in destinations grows by an average of 3% per year, then the success of Carwiz’s placement in that market is more significant. RELATED NEWS: According to Krešimir Dobrilović, director and owner of Carwiz, the company’s placement on the market of this Caribbean country was a great success. ” It is known that the Caribbean, or St. Maarten is an extremely potent tourist destination. It is a destination that has gained respect for its tourist achievements in the international arena. Our partners with whom we have completed the franchise placement process are a guarantee that the business results we expect in the coming years will be truly achieved. In addition, by strengthening the brand and promoting the available channels, we expect some more Caribbean destinations to join the Carwiz family soon . ” Više o modelu Carwiz franšize saznajte ovdje / CARWIZ BECAME A CROATIAN TOURIST EXPORT PRODUCT! THROUGH THE FRANCHISE MODEL IT IS EXPANDING TO THE GLOBAL MARKET   ili u intervjuu s vlasnikom Carwiz rent a car-a, Krešimirom Dobrilovićem dolje u prilogu.last_img read more

CABE bids for conservation role

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