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Drop in Covid-19 cases in Donegal with 7 confirmed today

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleNews, Sport and Obituaries on Tuesday 27th OctoberNext articleDerry’s Covid situation referred to FAI Disciplinary Committee News Highland By News Highland – October 27, 2020 Twitter Google+center_img Drop in Covid-19 cases in Donegal with 7 confirmed today AudioHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 720 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported today, with 5 additional deaths.The national 14 day incidence rate per 100,000 population is now 307.6.Of today’s cases, there are 228 in Dublin, 130 in Cork, 47 in Galway, 31 in Meath and 27 in Limerick. The rest are spread across 20 other counties.While Donegal has seen a significant drop in cases with 7 confirmed today. There are currently 14 confirmed cases in Letterkenny University Hospital and 2 in ICU.Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Heather Burns has a breakdown of cases from the last two weeks:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Virus-figures7pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

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Business Administration

first_imgPOSITION AVAILABLE:  Begins August 2021.  Tenure-trackbusiness administration faculty position. Applications will beaccepted until the position is filled and will be reviewed on arolling basis.SALARY/RANK:  Salary and rank commensurate withqualifications and experience.QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate and quality teaching experiencepreferred (appropriate professional experience with an advanceddegree will be considered). A strong history of teaching with ademonstrated capacity to embrace and use experiential and activelearning techniques in the classroom. Experience with thedevelopment of course materials in traditional, hybrid, and on-lineLMS systems preferred. The successful candidate must demonstrate astrong Christian faith, a commitment to the University’s Mission,and a demonstrated commitment to faith, through his/herprofessional responsibilities, relationships, and the mentoring ofstudents. RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching twelve semester hours per semester inaccounting, economics, and other business areas as background andcurricular needs dictate. Normal teaching duties such as committeeassignments, advising, business curriculum development, andinternship facilitation are also expected.THE UNIVERSITY:  Waynesburg University is aChristian higher education institution offering undergraduate andgraduate programs both on the Waynesburg Campus and through ouron-line programs. Directed by its Christian values, the Universityprovides opportunities for scholarship, leadership, and service toall our students through an academic foundation for life-longlearning and compassionate contribution to others. Special care istaken to employ people who embody the values and perspectives ofthe institution in their teaching, their personal lives, and theirrelationships with students. Serving more than 2,300 students, theUniversity is a member of the Association of Presbyterian Collegesand Universities (APCU). For further information on theseorganizations, please refer to their respective website (PresbyterianColleges).APPLICATION PROCESS:     Candidates mustsubmit a CV (resume) and letter of interest, along with a writtenstatement that articulates the relationship between the candidate’sprofession and his/her Christian faith, and the names, addresses,emails, and phone numbers of five references. Include transcripts(copies are acceptable initially). Apply to Human Resources,Waynesburg University, 51 W. College St. Waynesburg, PA 15370;email: [email protected]last_img read more

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Terminally ill woman holds party before ending her life

first_img Published: August 12, 2016 12:14 AM EDT Updated: August 12, 2016 12:15 AM EDT SAN DIEGO (AP) – In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party, telling them: “These circumstances are unlike any party you have attended before, requiring emotional stamina, centeredness and openness.”And just one rule: No crying in front of her.The 41-year-old artist with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, held the gathering to say goodbye before becoming one of the first Californians to take a lethal dose of drugs under the state’s new doctor-assisted suicide law for the terminally ill.“For me and everyone who was invited, it was very challenging to consider, but there was no question that we would be there for her,” said Niels Alpert, a cinematographer from New York City.“The idea to go and spend a beautiful weekend that culminates in their suicide – that is not a normal thing, not a normal, everyday occurrence. In the background of the lovely fun, smiles and laughter that we had that weekend was the knowledge of what was coming.”Davis worked out a detailed schedule for the gathering on the weekend of July 23-24, including the precise hour she planned to slip into a coma, and shared her plans with her guests in the invitation.More than 30 people came to the party at a home with a wraparound porch in the picturesque Southern California mountain town of Ojai, flying in from New York, Chicago and across California.One woman brought a cello. A man played a harmonica. There were cocktails, pizza from her favorite local joint, and a screening in her room of one of her favorite movies, “The Dance of Reality,” based on the life of a Chilean film director.As the weekend drew to a close, her friends kissed her goodbye, gathered for a photo and left, and Davis was wheeled out to a canopy bed on a hillside, where she took a combination of morphine, pentobarbital and chloral hydrate prescribed by her doctor.Kelly Davis said she loved her sister’s idea for the gathering, which Betsy Davis referred to as a “rebirth.”“Obviously it was hard for me. It’s still hard for me,” said Davis, who wrote about it for the online news outlet Voice of San Diego. “The worst was needing to leave the room every now and then, because I would get choked up. But people got it. They understood how much she was suffering and that she was fine with her decision. They respected that. They knew she wanted it to be a joyous occasion.”Davis ended her life a little over a month after a California law giving the option to the terminally ill went into effect. Four other states allow doctor-assisted suicide, with Oregon the first in 1997.Opponents of the law in lobbying against it before state legislators argued that hastening death was morally wrong, that it puts terminally ill patients at risk for coerced death by loved ones and could become a way out for people who are uninsured or fearful of high medical bills.Marilyn Golden of the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund, said her heart goes out to anyone dealing with a terminal illness, but “there are still millions of people in California threatened by the danger of this law.”Davis spent months planning her exit, feeling empowered after spending the last three years losing control of her body bit by bit. The painter and performance artist could no longer stand, brush her teeth or scratch an itch. Her caretakers had to translate her slurred speech for others.“Dear rebirth participants you’re all very brave for sending me off on my journey,” she wrote in her invitation. “There are no rules. Wear what you want, speak your mind, dance, hop, chant, sing, pray, but do not cry in front of me. OK, one rule.”During the party, old friends reconnected and Davis rolled in and out of the rooms in her electric wheelchair and onto the porch, talking with her guests.At one point, she invited friends to her room to try on the clothes she had picked out for them. They modeled the outfits to laughter. Guests were also invited to take a “Betsy souvenir” – a painting, beauty product or other memento. Her sister had placed sticky notes on the items, explaining each one’s significance.Wearing a Japanese kimono she bought on a bucket-list trip she took after being diagnosed in 2013, she looked out at her last sunset and took the drugs at 6:45 p.m. with her caretaker, her doctor, her massage therapist and her sister by her side. Four hours later, she died.Friends said it was the final performance for the artist, who once drew pictures on a stage with whipped cream.“What Betsy did gave her the most beautiful death that any person could ever wish for,” Alpert said. “By taking charge, she turned her departure into a work of art.”Her guests agreed to meet again on her birthday in June to scatter her ashes. Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARE Terminally ill woman holds party before ending her life last_img read more

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PREVIEW: Cavs looking for sixth straight win against Bucks

first_imgMILWAUKEE, Wis.– The Cleveland Cavaliers (23-8) are looking for their sixth straight win as they take on the Milwaukee Bucks (15-13) on Tuesday night.When: 8 p.m.TV: Fox Sports Ohio, NBA TVOnline: FoxSports GoRadio: WTAM 1100 AM, WMMS 100.7 FM, La Mega 87.7 FMCavs injuries: Isaiah Thomas (right hip– OUT), Derrick Rose (left ankle sprain– OUT), Iman Shumpert (left knee effusion– OUT)Bucks injuries: Matthew Dellavedova (left knee tendinitis– OUT), Jabari Parker (left knee– OUT), Tony Snell (left knee– OUT), Mirza Teletovic (left knee– OUT), Jason Terry (left calf– OUT) Pages: 1 2 3 4 Related TopicsCavaliersCavsClevelandCleveland CavaliersEric BledsoeKevin LoveLebron JamesNBA Ashley Bastock Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42last_img read more

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Calipari won’t name recruit that got away

first_imgVanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings started his day at the SEC Tipoff — the league’s basketball media day — by making sure he got a word in before University of Kentucky coach John Calipari arrived.It’s tough these days to steal an audience from the nation’s preseason No. 1 team — and from a coach who’s always ready to talk.Calipari, who traveled to the Charlotte, N.C., event with twin brothers Aaron and Andrew Harrison, drew quite the crowd Wednesday morning, talking about more of the same: his platoon system for the upcoming season.Then came an appearance on SportsCenter, when Calipari was pressed by ESPN’s Jay Crawford about which player he most wanted but got away in recruiting. “I’ve gotten every player I’ve ever wanted,” he said, jokingly. “It’s not true. The kids that we don’t get shouldn’t come here. Here’s what I’m saying. If you want to be a 30-point scorer, you don’t come to Kentucky. If you want to be the face — you don’t come to Kentucky.” But really, coach. Who? “Anthony Davis. John Wall. Derrick Rose. If I don’t say DeMarcus Cousins, he’ll go crazy,” Calipari said in response. So, he’s really not going to give a name. “The ones that came were the ones we were supposed to get,” Calipari said. Anyway. His other comments from SportsCenter… On his returning players: “I thought kids never liked me, because they always leave. Well, all of a sudden, we have four or five kids coming back unexpected, and we ended up with 10 players who can all play.” On the platoon system’s results: “I just know early on there will be angst and anger in Kentucky because, you know, they don’t really care about us winning every game. They’re fine. We can go .500 and they’ll do jumping jacks,” he said, moving his face into a deadpan. “A bunch (of fans) jumped off the bandwagon last year. The clutter from the outside pitting player against player, group versus group — will we be able to stay this course?” And when asked about Drake: “We’ve been friends for a long time. He and I were good friends when he wasn’t Drake. One thing I want to tell you: Sometimes I get around guys like Drake and LeBron (James) and I don’t realize how big mega stars are. And the best guys that I’ve met that are mega stars are really grounded and understand they’re going to leverage their position to help other people and they’re going to bring people with them and they have their core people and they drag them with them. They hold them accountable and all those things. But Drake is one of those guys — mega star that if you met, you would say, ‘Wow, I can’t believe this guy is so down to earth and such a good guy.’”[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scgzCUOeYbs?rel=0&w=530&h=298%5D Also at the SEC Tipoff, Calipari and players took part in a number of photo shoots and video interviews at the SEC Network’s headquarters. Bonus coverage of the SEC Tipoff will air from 9-11 p.m. Wednesday on SEC Now, the network’s nightly news show. The coach participated in a Twitter chat on the @SEC account as well:Tweet by SEC SportsTweet by SEC SportsTweet by SEC SportsTweet by SEC SportsTweet by SEC SportsFollowing Calipari, it was the Twins’ turn to speak.Tweet by SEC SportsTweet by SEC SportsTweet by SEC SportsTweet by SEC Sportslast_img read more

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Brown’s and Steeler’s jerseys

first_img We the North! 1,024 posts Forums Home 117 Sports Logo News slapshot 21,575 Share this post SportsLogos.Net Members Posted September 26, 2006 Sports Logos Share on other sites Posted September 26, 2006 Location:detroit 888 Sports Logos griffelh oldschoolvikings 15,125 posts 5 16,001 12,787 posts 9,565 posts Posted September 26, 2006 Share on other sites 117 I think he’s advocating teams like the Browns and Steelers switch to a more Cincinnati/Buffalo/Arizona/Atlanta/Minnesota/Denver-like designs to comply to the new style of wearing sleaves (or not at all) in the NFL. Well, no I’m not saying everybody should just go to the modern style… c’mon, these are supposedly great design minds in action. Isn’t there some other solution? All I’m saying is, pretending you can just stay wirth the old design obviously isn’t working. And I think it’s really stupid when the jersey they sell to fans looks nothing like the ones on the field. And if you don’t think the shrinking sleeves has affected the Colts jersy, compair a picture of Manning to one of Unitis. 0 0 16,001 117 BBM Brown’s and Steeler’s jerseys 21,575 oldschoolvikings Link to post (edited) whitedawg22 0 Link to post Followers 0 257 Members Yes, it is possible they would mandate against Hovan’s armpits (PLEASE!), but that’s not exactly the same as sleeve length. Wow, which team is that? I haven’t seen that uni this year. Is that the team that always wears white and loses? Survival79 I think they use their sleeves like that so players don’t grab them and slow them up / pull them down. So really it’s more function over a fashion statement. Which means you’re gonna have to live with it. He’s not advocating that the sleeves be lengthened, but rather these teams give up on having stripes on their “sleeves”. The new design of jerseys just is no longer compatible with stripes, do ditch them and do what teams like the Vikings have done.I’m a traditionalist as much as anyone, but I agree with the original post that the Steelers and Browns and some others (Colts) just look plain stupid trying to include their traditional stripes on these jerseys. It’s trying to fit the 1970s square peg in to the 2000s round hole.Thanks for the post, oldschoolvikings. I had been thinking the same thing!! Removing the Steelers stripes would be bad. It would be a plain black jersey with white numbers that are italicized. Wow. Imagine all the people complaining then. I think he’s advocating teams like the Browns and Steelers switch to a more Cincinnati/Buffalo/Arizona/Atlanta/Minnesota/Denver-like designs to comply to the new style of wearing sleaves (or not at all) in the NFL. That is one way to go, for sure, and it may be the practical thing to do if the current NFL sleave trend continues.Still, I’m in favour of the leauge mandating sleave size. oldschoolvikings, you say it’s unlikely to happen. I disagree. This is the same leauge that fines players for wearing their socks the wrong way. All we need are a few more players like Chris Hovan (TB Buccs) and the leauge will step in. 0 0 0 837 eww7633 Members 1,816 I think they use their sleeves like that so players don’t grab them and slow them up / pull them down. So really it’s more function over a fashion statement. Which means you’re gonna have to live with it. He’s not advocating that the sleeves be lengthened, but rather these teams give up on having stripes on their “sleeves”. The new design of jerseys just is no longer compatible with stripes, do ditch them and do what teams like the Vikings have done.I’m a traditionalist as much as anyone, but I agree with the original post that the Steelers and Browns and some others (Colts) just look plain stupid trying to include their traditional stripes on these jerseys. It’s trying to fit the 1970s square peg in to the 2000s round hole.Thanks for the post, oldschoolvikings. I had been thinking the same thing!! Link to post Share this post Share this post 0 Share on other sites Next Yes, it is possible they would mandate against Hovan’s armpits (PLEASE!), but that’s not exactly the same as sleeve length. Piping Free Posted September 26, 2006 0 Members 8 Share this post 0 1 You would think they would be able to move the stripe up a little bit!. I mean, its probably because the reebok logo and then tv numbers are in the way. but if you move the stripes up a little bit, just have them not wrap around all the way, then you still have the striping, just not how it used to be. Share on other sites Followers 0 Share this post Share on other sites 1,489 posts 0 Link to post Share on other sites 723 posts Sign in to follow this   0 145 Which Brown and which Steeler are you talking about?Your title refers to the jerseys on two specific players, so I just wonder if there is somethng specifically about them. 5-0! Language police sighting! Which Brown and which Steeler are you talking about?Your title refers to the jerseys on two specific players, so I just wonder if there is somethng specifically about them. 721 One for the record books. Members Location:Tampa, FL MrAsterisk BBM Posted September 26, 2006 36 Location:Fayetteville, AR 364 Prev 1,816 Location:Michigan Posted September 26, 2006 0 Location:Washington, The State Go To Topic Listing Members oldschoolvikings lilgump slats7 0 Page 1 of 2   Don’t take any wooden nickels. 36 891 posts The biggest disgrace is definitely that even with the shrinking of the sleeves and the crowding of the stripes, they still insist on putting a big ugly reebok logo on there. Stick it on the front or somewhere that there’s room if they insist on it – or better yet be like the NBA and get those manufacturer logos off the uniform Posted September 26, 2006 Location:Chicago, IL, USA 2,922 posts Link to post 12 oldschoolvikings Members Moderators jkrdevil Members Posted September 26, 2006 Posted September 26, 2006 Posted September 26, 2006 Share on other sites Link to post Share on other sites 8 16,001 Jerseys and Caps Fill My Closets 0 Medical Crab Share on other sites 888 The NFL needs to mandate a sleeve length rule. I am getting tired of lookisng at player’s arm pits. 36 jkrdevil Location:Tacoma, WA Posted September 26, 2006 I like the new style designs, but they don’t work for the teams mentioned.The teams mentinoed should probably just shrink the striping pattern. For instance, the Steelers could reduce the height of their big yellow middle stripe, and the Browns could maybe do something like the Packers did and eliminate a few of the stripes.I’m not sure off hand where the numbers go, but pretty much in todays NFL, all numbers belong on the shoulders.The Colts need to addopt a jersey cut similar to the Rams. The Rams manage to allow their shoulder stripes to go a lot lower than the Colts. They don’t wrap around, but they are better. That said, the Rams shoulder stripe has gotten a little thinner over the last few years (I think), so the Colts might have to make their stripes a bit thinner too. 0 Share this post 8 Share on other sites 837 Members Link to post Share on other sites Posted September 26, 2006 slapshot Members IceCap Share on other sites 0 chakfu Jungle Jim Link to post Posted September 26, 2006 Link to post All Activity eww7633 Share on other sites Page 1 of 2   Members 36 Share on other sites oldschoolvikings Location:Nap Town While I agree that some sleeves look ridiculous, I don’t think changing classic jerseys is the answer. I love the Steelers stripes, they’ve been there since at least the 60’s. I do think that the league setting a standard would be great. But let’s not go nuclear and adopt a Minnesota/Arizona type design. Sports Logo News Share on other sites By oldschoolvikings, September 26, 2006 in Sports Logo News 16,001 Link to post Next 36 16,001 Members Posted September 26, 2006 12,787 posts Steelers and Browns and some others (Colts) Why would this apply to the Colts? They have traditional stripes, but they’re on the shoulders, not sleeves. The stripes are completely out of the way and the numbers are high enough that it’s difficult to tuck them under one’s pads.Not to mention that fans who purchase jerseys have no pads to tuck them under, so the sleeve designs are in full-force no matter the team. 225 posts Share this post lilgump When the players look like they’re wearing colored wife-beaters, you have a problem. I think they use their sleeves like that so players don’t grab them and slow them up / pull them down. So really it’s more function over a fashion statement. Which means you’re gonna have to live with it. Posted September 26, 2006 257 Link to post 114 Share this post Lucky Number Brown’s and Steeler’s jerseys Posted September 26, 2006 0 Favourite Logos:The Commodore. MrAsterisk Forums Home 721 IceCap 36 griffelh cranium Share this post Location:Tacoma, WA 0 701 posts 721 King of Consistency Share this post STL FANATIC Share this post pcgd Edited September 26, 2006 by Jungle Jim Share on other sites slats7 16,001 oldschoolvikings Moderators 0 16,001 12,787 posts Link to post 11,387 posts The NFL needs to mandate a sleeve length rule. I am getting tired of lookisng at player’s arm pits. I just don’t think its gonna happen. The other uniform things the NFL has rules over (no untucked jerseys, no droopy sox) have more to do with “neatness” than design. Yes, it is possible they would mandate against Hovan’s armpits (PLEASE!), but that’s not exactly the same as sleeve length. Still, nobody has given me a solution. OK, you don’t like the new style designs. But the old style sleeve stripes look like crap, and the sleeves are not gonna suddenly grow. SO… one more time… Is there a solution? I think they use their sleeves like that so players don’t grab them and slow them up / pull them down. So really it’s more function over a fashion statement. Which means you’re gonna have to live with it. He’s not advocating that the sleeves be lengthened, but rather these teams give up on having stripes on their “sleeves”. The new design of jerseys just is no longer compatible with stripes, do ditch them and do what teams like the Vikings have done.I’m a traditionalist as much as anyone, but I agree with the original post that the Steelers and Browns and some others (Colts) just look plain stupid trying to include their traditional stripes on these jerseys. It’s trying to fit the 1970s square peg in to the 2000s round hole.Thanks for the post, oldschoolvikings. I had been thinking the same thing!! Removing the Steelers stripes would be bad. It would be a plain black jersey with white numbers that are italicized. Wow. Imagine all the people complaining then. 12 Recommended Posts But even with the shrinking sleeves the Steelers, Browns, and Colts (which really has more to do with jersey cut thatn sleeves) still look better than the crap the Falcons, Cardinals, and Vikings have turned out. 1,674 posts 1 1,816 17,857 posts Members eww7633 145 888 225 posts Prev 2,551 posts Link to post Share on other sites First let me say this… if NFL jerseys were still cut today like they were twenty (30?) years ago, I would say that these were two of the best designed jerseys out there. But the reality is, that just isn’t the case. There are a number of people on this board who would adjocate that the NFL mandate a certain sleeve length making larger sleeve stripes possible again, but really… do you honestly believe that’s going to happen? No way.So now we have these designs that should be great (on paper), but on the field, I hate to say it, they look like garbage. Yesterday, I saw some of the Cleveland / Baltimore game, and the Browns just look dumb. Instead of sleeve stripes, the lineman look like they’re wearing patches on the shoulders depicting the flag of some obscure third world nation. And most of the steeler’s player are wearing a partial stripe that cuts off about half way. So… why bother? Just for tradition? If tiny sleeves are the new standard (and face it, they absolutely are) shouldn’t these teams (as well as, to a lesser extent, Detroit, Chicago, Green Bay, SF) redesign to fit the new reality? I think this is why we have so many teams throwing on the ugly side-panels, shoulder blocks, etc… because there isn’t any other place to put a design the differenciates you from another team. So, if you were in charge of these teams, and you have to accept that jersey sleeve are what they are now, what do you do? Seriously, I’m asking. What would you do? Because I think what they are doing now looks horrible. Share on other sites Members Jungle Jim 114 Posted September 26, 2006 Survival79 Link to post Link to post 257 0 Link to post Members STL FANATIC Location:detroit Share on other sites Link to post pcgd It doesn’t bother me but I was a linemen so I understand the desire of the players to have the short/tight sleeves.But, the Bears have similar stripes on the sholders, but I don’t hear much complaints about them. Is it because they pull it off, or because people just are forgetting to mention the bears.One the with the bears is a few of the players have elastic on the arms. The bottom stripe of the 3 stripe design is that elastic. So perhaps this is a way to solve the problem? 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DONE DEAL! Hugo Lloris signs new Tottenham contract until 2022

first_imgWe are delighted to announce that Hugo Lloris has signed a new contract with the Club, which will run until 2022. ✍🏼 #COYS pic.twitter.com/LKPr1ae0ig— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 22, 2016 Hugo Lloris has committed his future to Spurs France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has signed a three-year contract extension at Tottenham, the Premier League club has confirmed.The 29-year-old has been in talks with Spurs for more than a month over a new deal, but has finally completed fresh terms – committing his future to the club until 2022.The deal is a huge boost for Tottenham, given that a host of top European clubs have been closely monitoring his uncertain status. 1 “I’m very pleased with this new contract,” Lloris told Spurs TV.“This the way I show my commitment to the club, to my team-mates and to the manager, and to show again how much I believe in this project.“Hopefully the best year is ahead.“I’m really enjoying my time at Tottenham and it’s a great feeling to be captain too. I think I can be proud of that.“It’s not easy for a foreigner to come to England and win the respect of your team-mate or the fans and the English people, and I’m really pleased with that.“But I’m still thinking it’s not enough, I want more and that’s why I work so hard.”Lloris’ new deal offers another boost to Spurs recent drive to tie down their top talents to fresh long-term contracts.Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen have extended their deals in recent months, and Lloris’ commitment represents another coup.Spurs will now likely turn their attentions to completing new terms for playmaker Erik Lamela and defender Toby Alderweireld.Lloris joined Spurs from Lyon for a modest £8million in 2012, but now numbers among the most coveted and respected goalkeepers in world football.last_img read more

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New Details About the Disney Skyliner Gondola Transportation System

first_imgFirst things first, it was announced that Disney characters like the Fab Five, characters from Disney attractions, fan favorites from movies, and more would be a part of the fun. The exterior of the cabins will feature iconic beloved Disney characters incorporated into their design, like Belle and Beast, the Haunted Mansion ghosts, Mickey and Minnie, and more. ©Disney Share This!When it was announced at the D23 Expo that the Walt Disney World Resort was getting a gondola transportation system, called the Disney Skyliner, I was a little surprised. It was a cool idea, but the questions soon started coming to my mind. Today, Disney answered some of the questions I had, as well as some additional ones.©Disney One of the destinations will be Epcot. Guests will be able to enter and exit at the International Gateway entrance located near World Showcase. The design of the Disney Skyliner station here will be inspired by the park’s nearby European Pavilions. The station will be covered with metal and glass canopies, will feature hand-painted murals and ornamental steel structures that call back to the early 18th century Art Nouveau style. Oh and let’s not forget about the views, because Guests traveling to Epcot will experience a birds-eye view of World Showcase.©Disney The main hub of the Disney Skyliner will be at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. At this station, Guests will be able to transfer gondola routes to reach their destination. This station is inspired by the open air village marketplaces of the Caribbean. It will showcase the nearby resort’s architectural detailing and color schemes.©Disney I think I love the Disney’s Hollywood Studios Skyliner station the most though because the design style will fit with that of the park’s main entrance and bus stations. Passengers traveling here can expect a new aerial perspective of the park’s iconic attractions, like The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.Over at Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Guests will share a Disney Skyliner station. Here, the station will feel whimsical and fit both resorts. Upon departing the gondola station, Skyliner passengers will ascend over Hourglass Lake and enjoy a panoramic view of these two colorful resorts.Finally, Guests will be treated to fantastic views as cabins will slow down at the Disney Skyliner turn-station along Buena Vista Drive, where guests can see the mechanical and aerial components that make up the Disney Skyliner.Are you excited about experiencing the Disney Skyliner? Stay tuned to the blog for further information!last_img read more

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Life Is Like a Circle: Part Three

first_imgIn part one of this series, we talked about organizing the harassment investigation based on the complaint, the individual who made the outcry, and company policy. We also addressed the order in which interviews should be conducted and the importance of a complete and thorough conversation with the complainant. This is a time for the complainant to do the majority of the talking, while the interviewer spends most of his time listening for facts, biases, and assumptions. Once the complete story has been related, it is only then that the interviewer uses probing questions to enhance the level of details of the story.In part two of the series, we addressed the confidentiality of the investigation, its timeliness, and the preservation of evidence. Then we went on to discuss the strategy and preparation to begin the interviews with the victim, witnesses, and alleged harasser.In this article, we will focus on the actual interview process and how it differs between the parties involved. The interviews themselves help the investigator establish the facts, potential witnesses, and evidence that may corroborate the different parties’ statements.- Sponsor – The ComplainantThe first interview to be conducted is a thorough conversation with the complainant. The complainant may or may not be the victim—it could also be another individual who heard the victim’s outcry. Victims, for any number of reasons, may be reluctant to make a complaint against another employee or a supervisor. However, once the complaint has been made, it must be investigated in a timely manner. If the individual who heard the victim’s outcry comes forward, he or she should be carefully debriefed in great detail not only focusing on the statements made by the victim but also examining the victim’s demeanor and relevant facts concerning the work environment. This interview generally begins with rapport building between the interviewer and subject before asking the open-ended question, “Tell me in as much detail as you can, what happened?”This interview should also ultimately provide a context for the investigation relating to the personalities and general environment of the workplace. Without a context for the event, the investigator in future interviews may not ask the right questions or may make erroneous assumptions about day-to-day events.If the complainant is the victim, the interviewer should start after establishing rapport with an open-ended question that directly addresses the individual’s complaint. This may be an emotional time for the victim as they struggle with anger, shame, uncertainty, or any other number of emotions. The interviewer needs to be supportive, and one of the best ways to do this is to be a good, nonjudgmental, empathetic listener. Open-ended questions let the victim relive the event in their own words without contamination by the questions, biases, or assumptions that the investigator may have made or had.The Cognitive InterviewOften the victims may have suffered a pattern of harassment, which will require the interviewer to break the interview into portions that can address each of the incidents in the pattern. One of the best ways to address this type of interview is to use a cognitive interview, which encourages the victim or witness to provide a detailed account of each event.The cognitive interview starts out with rapport building and then moves on to instructing the witness or victim on what is expected of them in the conversation. Generally, the interviewer will ask the individual to be as detailed as possible in their recollection of events reporting even the smallest details. They could also be told to step into their memory remembering things that they saw, heard, felt as they went through the experience. The interviewer will also let them know that they may be asked the same question more than one time. The witness or victim should understand that asking a question multiple times is not because the interviewer doesn’t believe them, but he simply wants to encourage them to go into more detail or clarify their previous statements.The interviewer then opens the interview with an open-ended question that encourages the subject to give a narrative answer: “Tell me in as much detail as possible, what happened from beginning to end?” The interviewer should just listen to this untainted narrative from beginning to end without interruption. Once the interviewer has the subject’s untainted story, he can divide the story into sections to develop details, facts, and evidence that may support or disprove the account.The interviewer now selects a portion of the story to begin further development, which is best done in a chronological order since this does not disrupt the memory but enhances recall. The interviewer asks the subject, for example, “Tell me in as much detail as possible what you saw, heard, and felt between meeting him in the hall and walking to the elevator?” The interviewer now carefully listens for additional information, facts, biases, or assumptions as the individual adds more detail to the story. As the interviewer listens to the retelling of this section, he may ask more open-ended questions to continually expand the person’s narrative. An open-ended question relating to some detail might sound like this: “Now you said he ‘seemed excited.’ Tell me more about that?” Notice that the interviewer did not add any information to the question but used a quote from the individual’s statement to ask for clarification and expansion.The interviewer continues to explore each subsequent section or incident of the victim’s story in the same way saving any closed-ended questions until the very end to avoid contaminating the person’s story. A closed-end question is asking for a specific piece of information: “When your boss said, ‘I’m going to ruin your career,’ was Janet in the room?” The closed-ended questions supplies a specific answer, not the important narrative the open-ended question achieves.Once the victim and witnesses have been interviewed, the investigator should examine each of the individual’s narratives against the evidence, context of the event, and statements for consistency. Research has shown that the Cognitive Interview helps the interviewer judge an individual’s truthfulness. The truthful individual’s story generally has a wealth of detail mixed with emotions. The story makes sense in its structure and has a logical portrayal of events. The deceptive story is much more likely to be bare-bones lacking in detail, illogical in nature, or told in a way that leads the interviewer away from pertinent events. At the end of the day, it will be the investigation that supports a particular individual or conclusion. There may be verifiable facts, supporting witnesses, or even in some situations recordings of the incident.The HarasserUsually the harasser will be the final person interviewed in the investigation. The interviewer has now had an opportunity to evaluate the victim’s and witnesses’ accounts and investigate and establish certain facts, and believes the investigation warrants an in-depth conversation with the alleged harasser.There obviously may be some variations based on whether the harasser is aware of the complaint or specific company policy or political issues to taking certain courses of action, but regardless the conversation with the alleged harasser should be a detailed inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the events.The Cognitive Interview is often an appropriate way to introduce the topics under investigation and obtain the alleged harasser’s explanations or view of the situation. Once the interviewer has a complete explanation of the situation from the alleged harasser, he can begin to use evidence or statements made from other parties that contradict the individual’s story. The interviewer obtains and carefully examines each of the subject’s responses to these contradictions locking down in detail each of his statements. The individual’s responses to the contradiction should be noted and placed within quotation marks in the interviewer’s notes and final report.Depending on company policy and the general investigative practices of the organization the deceptive subject may be confronted to obtain an admission to the allegation. The transition to an introductory statement, which discusses who the interviewer is and what he does, the types of cases investigated, and how investigations are conducted, makes a smooth transition to offering a showing of understanding of how people make errors in judgment. Using third-person stories, the interviewer offers the subject an opportunity to save face and admit his indiscretion without being subjected to ridicule. This conversational approach allows the interviewer an opportunity to understand the subject’s decision-making and feelings relating to the event. The interviewer, after obtaining the admissions to the incident, may take a witnessed written or recorded statement to document the individual’s statements.Unlike a traditional theft investigation where there may be video or solid documentation of the fraud, a harassment interview requires more detailed attention to victim and witness interviews to bring the case to a successful conclusion. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Google Acquires Restaurant Review Publisher Zagat

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Google#NYT#web Related Posts In addition to the Dealmap acquisition, Google has pushed a handful of updates to various products this summer that make a lot of sense in light of this new announcement. Google Maps got improvements like easily shared shortlinks, and just yesterday Google announced a big expansion of its Offers program, which could prove a nice complement to its robust new ability to recommend restaurants. Savvy competitors like Foursquare have braced themselves with new features, but this content acquisition will make Google into an 800-pound gorilla of local recommendations.The question is: Does Google play fair in local recommendations? jon mitchell Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Google just announced that they have acquired Zagat, publisher of worldwide restaurant guides. Zagat’s bread and butter has been printed guides, so joining forces with Google will bring integration with Google’s powerful platform of local tools like Maps, Places and Hotpot, Google’s own recommendation engine. Watch out, Yelp.The Google local apps are still relatively barebones compared to dedicated competitors like Yelp and Foursquare. Even recent additions to Google’s dominant Maps tools haven’t made it to mobile yet. But this acquisition, along with Google’s purchase of The Dealmap last month, reveal Google’s hand in the local recommendations game, and it looks like a flush.last_img read more

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