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West Brom slows down Leicester

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP):Leicester’s unlikely Premier League title challenge faltered with a 2-2 home draw with West Bromwich Albion yesterday, offering Tottenham the chance to go top in another twist to the most unpredictable race for the championship in years.Sunderland grabbed a 90th-minute equaliser to draw 2-2 with Crystal Palace and provisionally climb out of the bottom three and Bournemouth beat south coast rivals Southampton 2-0 to further ease their relegation concerns.Moving three points clear of the world’s richest league was nothing to celebrate for Leicester’s despondent players, who wasted a slew of late chances to put a provisional five-point gap over Spurs.”Just sometimes you can do everything, but the ball doesn’t want to go in,” said Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri, who has turned a team that narrowly avoided relegation last season into a title contender.Tottenham are away to West Ham today, while the title hopes of fellow contenders Arsenal and Manchester City third and fourth, respectively were also boosted by Leicester dropping points.CHELSEA EIGHTHResurgent Chelsea moved into eighth place and within sight of the European places by beating Norwich 2-1, extending their unbeaten league run since Jose Mourinho was fired before Christmas to 12 games. Young Brazilian left back Kenedy scored after 39 seconds the quickest goal of the season so far to set Chelsea on their way to victory.At the bottom, Aston Villa’s fans staged a mass walkout after the last-place team sunk nearer relegation with a 3-1 home loss to Everton. Villa Park had already started to empty when thousands of fans departed in the 74th minute when Villa were 3-0 down to mark the year the club was founded, 1874.”The situation is difficult, but we have to fight until the end,” said Villa manager Remi Garde, whose team is eight points from safety with 10 games left.The fourth official for the Bournemouth-Southampton match, Kevin Friend, was taken to hospital after collapsing and hitting his head on a dugout near the end of the first half.last_img read more

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Courageousness in The Mix Of Ebola

first_imgAs we head towards the one-year anniversary of Ebola’s attack on Liberia’s terrain, bearing in mind brave people and their contribution towards the fight is essential.A young female journalist who says she endured the reality of Ebola, its destruction and how it turned citizens of Liberia into paranoid and cautious individuals wants her story told.In the early part of March 2014, Yewa Sandy, a multi-media journalist says she awoke to the death news of two popular doctors in the Caldwell community – doctor’s whose names she says should not be mentioned.“Mainly because I get flash backs of what happened to me the day I tried to do my job as a reporter, I don’t want that to happen again,” she says.“First thing that came to my mind the day I heard that the two doctors had passed away days apart, was that Ebola was definitely real and ready to kill.  And with the instinct of any journalist, I went to find out details,” she recalled.According to the single mother of two, she ran to the scene of where the two late doctors had lived. Unaware that the homes of both doctors had been quarantined, she says, she leaped head on into a danger zone.“I never knew what Ebola was and how dangerous it could be if I was exposed to it. The only thing on my mind at that moment was getting details of how the doctors passed away,” she admitted.Upon arriving on the scene, Yewa says she met dozens of people standing in and around the premises of the late doctors. And like any journalist would have done in her situation, she began to gather her information.“People started yelling at me that Ebola was not real and that both doctors hadn’t died from it. It became so intense for me that within a split second, I was jumped on, assaulted and aggressively handled by men and women of all ages,” she recalls.Yewa and the group of people who held her under arrest for “doing her job” were taken to Zone 7 Base police station in Caldwell. It was there that the officer of the zone explained to the angry crowd that Yewa was a journalist.“Thanks to the police, I was released and walked out of the police station with my feelings hurt and my body in pain. I continued with my story and it was published,” she said.From that moment she says, everyday became a day of running up and down trying to figure out what Ebola was and why it had come with so much force.“I started seeing people in my community dropping dead like flies. But there was no news about it and how our community had become a hot zone. Out of fear, I stayed clear of reporting Ebola activities in Caldwell and I think that’s how it spread so badly there,” she admitted.Within weeks, Yewa says she returned home one evening to find an Ebola task force spraying the house where she normally left her children.“When I tried asking for my children at their babysitter, they kept telling me to go home and how they were being quarantined.  I fainted. I immediately thought that I had someway or another brought Ebola into their home,” she thought.Hiding her situation from relatives, her work vicinity and telling people that she had allergies whenever she was seen crying, Yewa remembers it was a nightmare.“For a complete 21 days, my kids were stuck and so was I. I stood on the sidewalk near the house and watched people being taken away from where they spent their quarantined days. Some were already dead while some died in the various ETU’s,” she remembers.Again she says, she had to do her duty and publish her experience.“I wrote about what was happening to me by sharing parts of my dairy that I was writing as each horrible day passed on. I thank God my kids made it, but feel so bad that so many people that they knew lost their lives,” she added.Yewa says that her ambition heightened during the period her children were being quarantined. It inspired her to cover orphans and survivors of Ebola and remembers having to quarantine herself on numerous occasions.“Sometimes when I would go to cover situations and stories, I’d find myself being physically touched, stepping in vomit and forgetting the no touching rule,” she said.For instance, the late Shaki Kamara who was gunned down in the WestPoint community in August of 2014 is Yewa’s most memorable moment.“That day I ran to him while he lay bleeding on the ground and tried to console him. He begged me for help and water and asked me not to leave his side. I also had to help remind my counterparts to avoid stepping in the dying teens blood,” she recalled.“I was with him up until the next day when I went to redemption hospital and met his dead body on the ground in front of the hospital bed in which he had lain before his death. Unfortunately for me, I walked in on the Defense officials taking his body. I was able to get footage of the scenery but was apprehended by Defense Ministry Deputy for Operations, St. Jerome Larbelee. He took my camera and threatened to arrest me for being on the premises, all this happening while I watched with tears in my eyes the body of the late Shaki Kamara being taken away,” she added.Yewa’s camera was returned but she says not long afterwards, her safety and freedom were in jeopardy because of her findings.“I did a story on the situation of Shaki Kamara’s death up until his burial. It put a lot of pressure on me by people I can’t name, but it also taught me a strong lesson: Ebola.”Meanwhile, Yewa, since the Ebola outbreak, has not only saved lives but has made necessary links between survivors and orphans.“I have done nothing but put myself and my health on the line to help see to it that all the necessary information surrounding the outbreak got published. I only regret not being able to save the lives of some of those who I followed throughout it all,” she added.Now that the one year anniversary is just around the corner, it is appropriate that journalist like Yewa and other courageous women be highlighted. Leaving their families, safety and crossing boundaries to keep the public informed not only saved many lives, but it also shows what being courageous is all about.“I lost my cousin and uncle to Ebola, my kids are afraid to leave my side now and through it all I am still fighting the battle.Presently I sponsor orphans, check on survivors and also try my best to share my stories with the world so everyone can understand the mistakes that were made that caused so many people’s lives and how we have been battling it out while staying Ebola free,” she said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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The Sales Improvement You Need Will Not Be Found in Tools

first_imgThere are people who believe that the choice of medium is the dominant factor for producing results when prospecting. They believe that the tools are what produces a better outcome, that some choice of medium is so much better than another that salespeople should shift their efforts to those tools. This group believes that the primary challenge for salespeople is that they lack the knowledge of how to use the relatively new tools, believing that the primary challenge in selling well today is a lack of training in using them. More still, they believe that single change worth noting as it pertains to sales results is the internet, when in fact, it is one of many, and not the most important.Like those who have tried to improve sales effectiveness in the past, they look for things that can easily be trained and employed. Like the sales manager that attempts to improve sales by demanding more activity because he is at a total loss as to how to help people become more effective, this group of people believes that shifting the focus to the use of new tools will increase the salesperson’s effectiveness. The tools, however, do not increase a salesperson’s effectiveness, even if they improve their efficiency.The tools do not create any value for the client to suggest that the salesperson using a certain tool is someone worth meeting with, someone with the business acumen or situational knowledge to improve their future results. If there is a challenge in prospecting now, it is a lack of value being traded for time, not the medium being used to make the ask.The tools offer nothing when it comes to controlling the process, gaining the commitments necessary to consult with clients and help them make the changes they need to make inside their own company. They offer even less when it comes to helping deal with a client’s internal conflicts, competing priorities, and a systemic resistance to change.The new tools do nothing to improve the intangibles that weigh heavily in a decision to buy from one person instead of another. They don’t make one a peer, provide executive presence, or create a preference to work with an individual or their company.The poor thinking here is that the tools are what is missing when it comes to producing better results. The tools themselves provide no insight. They produce no content; they only deliver the content. They are not a reason for a client to take a meeting or to decide to engage with a salesperson. Those who focus on tools inflate the value of them to a level they cannot possibly deliver.The tools available to you in sales are useful, but they are not enough to make you an effective salesperson. In most cases, they are a distraction from the real challenges of selling well, and your efforts are better spent working on the messenger and not the medium.last_img read more

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Messi is above club vs country debate: Argentina coach Sabella

first_imgCritics might feel that Lionel Messi is a better player when he represents Barcelona than in Argentina’s colours, but national coach Alejandro Sabella believes the superstar is above the club versus country debate and is the best player in the world. VideoThe new national coach said that both teams played differently and pitting Messi’s club performances against those for the country was unfair.”Messi is much above the club versus country debate. He is the best player in the world at present, let alone Barca or Argentina.”More importantly, the two teams function very differently so comparing his performances is unwarranted. Barcelona is the best team in the world and the players have been playing together for a long time, so they understand each other really well. Comparing Messi’s various performances would be unfair,” he said.Speaking ahead of Friday’s friendly against Venezuela at the Salt Lake Stadium, Sabella said that he was looking for a playmaker to provide Messi more options and freedom on the pitch.”We definitely need a playmaker in the national side who will make Messi more comfortable on the ground. At the moment, he gets closed down by opposition defenders. We want to let him free and for that, we need a partner who will give him more freedom and options when he has the ball. He needs someone who reads his game well,” he said.Messi’s elevation to captaincy for Friday’s match was thought to be a move to rope in more spectators, but Sabella confirmed that it was a long-term appointment.advertisement”Although it is a bit too early to speak whether we will see Messi leading the national side at the 2014 World Cup, he will definitely be the captain when we play the qualifiers,” he said.Former coach Diego Maradona was blamed for his perceived lack of tactical acumen that saw Argentina lose to Germany in the 2010 World Cup, but Sabella refused to be drawn into any comment on his predecessor’s qualities.”I wasn’t involved with the national team or the management back then, so it wouldn’t be fair on my part to comment if there were tactical errors. The defeat was undoubtedly disappointing, but it is time we move ahead,” he said.Rubishing rumours that Carlos Tevez isn’t in his scheme of things, Sabella said: “When we picked the team for the next two games, Tevez wasn’t even training, so we weren’t in a position where we could select him. But he is back training with Manchester City and the quality player that he is, he will be inducted into the team soon.” Sabella refused to give out his tactics for the upcoming friendly and said that he would decide on them on the match day itself.”We have quite a few options to pick from, so we will measure them before selecting a combination and that wouldn’t happen before match day. I will have to discuss the strategies with the whole team management,” he said.last_img read more

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Aboriginal child welfare agency workers rally for better pay fewer cases

first_imgTina House APTN National NewsA rally was held over the weekend at the constituency office of the minister of Children and Family Development in Vancouver.The organizers said there is a funding shortfall for Indigenous children and the child welfare agencies that help them.That, in turn, means a heavier caseload for workers.thouse@aptn.calast_img

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New Mexico State arrives hoping to spook the Buckeyes

WEEKLY FOOTBALL PICKSSaturday’s Games:New Mexico State @ No. 17 Ohio StateNo. 3 Texas @ No. 14 Oklahoma StateNo. 5 USC @ No. 10 OregonQuinn PitcockOhio State, Texas, OregonOverall: 11-4     Last week: 2-1Pitcock played defensive tackle for OSU from 2002–06.Marcus FreemanOhio State, Texas, USCOverall: 9-6     Last week: 3-0Freeman played linebacker for OSU from 2004–08.Justin ZwickOhio State, Texas, USCOverall: 9-6     Last week: 2-1Zwick played quarterback for OSU from 2002–06.Malcolm JenkinsOhio State, Texas, OregonOverall: 8-7     Last week: 2-1Jenkins played cornerback for OSU from 2005–08.Zack MeiselOhio State, Texas, USCOverall: 7-8     Last week: 2-1Meisel is the sports editor for The Lantern. New Mexico State travels to Columbus to face No. 17 Ohio State Saturday on Halloween.The Aggies (3-5, 1-3) are not expected to give the Buckeyes (6-2, 4-1) much of a scare, but OSU coach Jim Tressel remains firm in his stance that his team cannot afford to overlook any opponent.Purdue held a record of 1-5 when it upset OSU in West Lafayette, Ind.“To me, focused is having a moment-by-moment awareness of what needs to be done,” Tressel said. “I don’t feel like we did a great job of having that focus or awareness a couple weeks ago. … Purdue did what you have to do. They got five takeaways, they did this and they did that. If we have an understanding of what needs to be done today, we go do that as well as we can do it.”Saturday’s contest is a rare non conference game, breaking up the eight-game Big Ten slate.While the Aggies hope to come into The ‘Shoe and trick a confident Buckeye squad, their struggling defense could be a treat for a progressing OSU offense. New Mexico State has allowed 28 points and nearly 370 yards of offense per game.After five turnovers and only 18 points against Purdue, the Buckeye offense produced more than 500 yards against Minnesota during Saturday’s 38-7 victory.Tressel said he was satisfied with the evidence of offensive progression, which must continue this week against the Aggies.“I hope that they do understand that the progress we make or we don’t make will affect the next time we play when we get back in the conference. They seem to be a group that is willing to take instruction and if it’s reasonable, if it makes some sense, yeah, it makes some sense, we need to get better, well, let’s go get better. I don’t think that’s going to disrupt us.”The injury bug has taken its toll on the Buckeye roster, especially at running backs. Against Wisconsin on Oct. 10, Dan Herron reinjured the ankle he had sprained two weeks earlier, and Brandon Saine suffered a concussion during last week’s rout of Minnesota. Both backs’ statuses are up in the air, Tressel said.“If Brandon Saine is cleared, Brandon’s playing,” he said. “If ‘Boom’ Herron is cleared, he’s going to play. This is an important game, that’s one thing. We need to get better. That’s just as important. So the best chance you have to get better is on Saturdays.”New Mexico State has had its share of quarterback struggles. Jeff Fleming and Trevor Walls have split the duties, combining for four touchdowns and 11 interceptions, while completing just 52 percent of their passes.No matter how inferior an opponent the Buckeyes might face on any given week, Tressel said he wants his troops concentrating on improving.“This is game nine,” he said. “We’ve got to progress. I’m not sitting here today saying, you know what, I think we’ll put this guy in or that guy in. No, we’re going out all barrels blazing and do what the situation calls for.” read more

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OSUs Lavender named to AP Preseason AllAmerican Team

Jantel Lavender has received numerous accolades throughout her career at Ohio State. The senior center can now add 2010-11 Associated Press Preseason All-American to her resume. The three-time reigning Big Ten Player of the Year was also named to the AP’s Preseason All-American team last season and went on to average 21.4 points and 10.3 for the Buckeyes. Lavender said she spent her summer improving her game to earn higher honors at the end of the season. “The goal is to be a national player of the year,” Lavender said. “I really improved my game over this last summer because I’ve gotten a chance to be here for the whole summer. I’m looking forward to being a much better player in every aspect, mentally, physically, and a good teammate.” A 65-member national media panel selected the team. Joining Lavender on this season’s team is Connecticut’s Maya Moore, Baylor’s Brittney Griner, Stanford’s Nnemkadi Ogwumike and Oklahoma’s Danielle Robinson. Being selected to the team is the latest preseason honor for the Cleveland native. Lavender was also named to the watch list for the Wooden Award, given to the nation’s top player, besides being named the preseason Big Ten Player of the Year. Lavender is also on pace to break Katie Smith’s OSU women’s career scoring record of 2,578 points. Lavender has scored 2,044 points in her career and averaged 20 points per game. OSU coach Jim Foster said team success — not individual honors — would define Lavender’s career as a Buckeye. “Preseason stuff’s nice, its great for setting expectations,” Foster said. “I think Jantel’s career will be measured by championships more so than points scored.” Lavender said one honor in particular would mean more to her than any other this season. “I’m not really an individualistically (sic) type of person, I’m more team-based,” Lavender said. “I don’t think that we’ve gotten to the place that I want to be, you know, as a far as a team. “I want a national championship. I think that we’ve said that every year and, you know, it’s easily said and not easily done.” read more

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Danny Rose reveals side of club football he wouldnt wish on

first_imgEngland’s Danny Rose has started to understand how football can overwhelm people after experiences in the club game that he “wouldn’t wish on anybody”.Rose received an outpouring of goodwill from the public and fellow players after opening up about his struggles with mental health. He explained how a lengthy injury lay-off and the suicide of an uncle led him to visit a psychologist and spend a number of months on medication.The Tottenham left-back intends to help other sufferers after the World Cup, using his revelations to shine light on the side of professional football rarely seen.Asked why he is so honest, Rose told IRN via Evening Standard:“I don’t know, really.“It is the best job in the world, don’t get me wrong, but I think people seem to think there’s no other issues within football. You just get your money at the end of the month and you play every week.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“You know, there’s so much more to football than what people may see on a Saturday. I don’t believe in hiding that from people.“Even though I feel very privileged to play football, it’s not something I would – with the things I’ve experienced within the game – be shouting from the rooftops to recommend to people’s children to be a footballer.“Because there are a lot of things that happen on a day-to-day basis at club football that I wouldn’t wish on anybody.”Rose would not go into specifics but added:“There’s pressure, there’s politics – there’s loads of things.“There’s not just playing on a Saturday and you receiving your money at the end of the month. There’s so, so much more to football than what people see.last_img read more

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Silva Proud of Richarlisons debut display

first_imgEverton boss Marco Silva says he is delighted to see Richarlison scoring goals but was more impressed with his all-around performance in the gameRicharlison grabbed a brace for 10-man Everton, however, they settled for a draw at the end in Silva’s first competitive game in charge.“It was an excellent performance from a player I know can play like this,” added Silva.“It’s not just his goals. He works hard, makes runs and I’m pleased to see him score two goals, but the most pleasing thing is the team performance.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding ar Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I’m very proud of my players… To play nearly 50 minutes with ten men and show the level of performance that we did against a good side is very pleasing.“After we went 1-0 up, perhaps we could have done more but the display in the second half was outstanding, and the team did well.“We could have won, but I think we can be pleased with how we played and go on from here for the rest of the season.”last_img read more

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Shop Truck Stolen From Auto Shop In Kenai

first_imgAccording to the shop owners the truck was stolen on Sunday, June 24. The truck is a 1989 Chevy Blazer blue, with a lot of rust, and a white dirty top. The license plate# DMH371. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Anthony’s Transmission and Automotive Repair reported that their shop truck was stolen over the weekend from their Kenai location. Anyone with information is asked to call the shop directly (907) 283-0924 or the Alaska State Troopers at (907) 283-4453.center_img This is a developing story- updates will be posted as they are made available.last_img read more

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Dhaka targets 100000 for first Rohingya repatriation

first_imgThe government wants to send up to 100,000 Rohingya back to Myanmar in the first batch of repatriations of Muslims who fled ethnic violence this year, officials said Friday.Ruling Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader said a list of 100,000 names was to be sent to Myanmar authorities on Friday so repatriations could start in late January under an accord between the two governments.More than 655,000 Rohingyas from Myanmar’s Rakhine state have sought refuge in Bangladesh since a military crackdown in late August, fleeing what the US and United Nations have described as ethnic cleansing.That added to more than 300,000 in camps in Bangladesh after fleeing earlier violence in the Buddhist majority state.The two governments signed an agreement in November allowing for repatriations from 23 January. Many aid groups and diplomats doubt that fearful Rohingya will agree to return.The Rohingya have been the target of past pogroms in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, which does not recognise the group as a genuine ethnicity and has stripped them of citizenship.Quader said repatriations would start as soon as a working group of officials from the two countries finalise a list of names.”Based on the decision of the joint working group, a first list of 100,000 Rohingya will be sent to the Myanmar government today for their safe and honourable return,” Quader, road transport minister and deputy leader of the ruling Awami League, told reporters during a visit to Cox’s Bazar where the refugee camps are.”The next meeting of the working group, which will be held in Myanmar, will decide how the repatriation process begins,” Quader added.”This list will be finalised as early as possible. The repatriation process will begin after the list is finalised.”Abul Kalam Azad, the government relief commissioner for Rohingya refugees, said a decision was made Thursday by Bangladeshi members of the repatriation working group to send a list of 100,000 refugees to Myanmar.He told AFP repatriations would begin after Myanmar verifies the list and the authorities in Bangladesh get consent from willing refugees.Most Rohingya refugees approached by AFP in the camps insist they do not want to return, saying Rakhine is not safe enough. Diplomats have expressed doubt about whether Myanmar will allow substantial numbers to return.According to Azad, nearly one million Rohingya live in Bangladesh, many of whom have been there for decades. Myanmar has agreed to take back those refugees who arrived since October 2016, believed to number about 700,000.last_img read more

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Bowser Taps Dean to Lead FEMS

first_imgGregory Dean is the former fire chief of Seattle. (Photo/seattle.gov)D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) told residents on March 2 that Gregory M. Dean, the recent fire chief of Seattle, is her choice to lead the District’s fire and emergency medical services (FEMS) department. Despite his interest in being permanent, interim fire chief Eugene Jones was let go.“The safety and well-being of District residents is my top priority and FEMS is at the frontlines of this effort,” Bowser said. “Chief Dean is a proven, collaborative leader who led a department with an international reputation for its fire-based performance. I am certain that he will work with our emergency first responders and the community to move the department forward in exciting ways.”Dean, who worked in Seattle’s FEMS department for 44 years, said, “I look forward to working with Mayor Bowser and FEMS providers to deliver efficient and compassionate fire and emergency medical services to the residents of all eight wards,” Dean said. “We will build on the department’s strengths and bring a data-driven approach that will ensure that we are delivering top notch services 24/7.”In Seattle, Dean led a department of 1,150 employees with a $175 million budget for 10 years. Before becoming chief, he served in lower capacities for well over three decades.Dean has been credited with increasing the overall cardiac arrest survival rate from 26 percent in 2002 to 62 percent in 2014.Dean takes over a department that has been the source of controversy since 2011, when Kenneth Ellerbe took over it. During Ellerbe’s tenure, which ended in June 2014, critics of FEMS charged that employee morale was low, management’s relations with the firefighters union were abysmal and the department’s equipment was either outdated or malfunctioning.On Jan. 25, 2014, Medric Mills, a longtime District resident, died of a heart attack despite members of his family seeking help from FEMS employees at the Rhode Island Avenue Engine House 26. The fire house is across the street from Mills’ residence and his family members were told by FEMS employees that they should call 9-1-1 and didn’t seek to help Mills.Mills’ death generated widespread criticism of Ellerbe’s leadership style. Ellerbe retired in June to work in the private sector.Ellerbe praised Bower’s selection, “Gregory Dean has a long history of accomplishments and he believes in accountability,” Ellerbe told the AFRO. “He is the type of leader that D.C. Fire and EMS needs and should follow.”James Short, a former deputy fire chief, said that he admires Dean’s career and thinks he will bring the department together.“He is the type of chief that will go down to the station and sit down and talk with employees” Short, who worked for FEMS for 33 years, said.D.C. Council member Vincent Orange (D-At-Large) said that he “hasn’t heard anything negative about Dean.”“I do know that Seattle’ fire department and D.C.’s fire department are similar,” Orange said.The D.C. Council must approve Dean’s nomination and D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5) chairs the Committee on the Judiciary, which will hold hearing on Dean in the near future.“I have not had the chance to speak with him yet but I hear that he has had a long career and he was very well respected in Seattle,” McDuffie said. “I’m looking forward to learning more about him.”Edward Mills III, the acting assistant FEMS chief, will run the department until Dean is confirmed.Short said that Dean should be confirmed and allowed to do what needs to be done to get the department operating in a smooth manner.“Our fire department is in a sad state with firefighters not wearing their uniforms while on duty and people dying in front of fire stations,” he said. “The people leading the department now are young and they have no common sense. Dean should be given a chance to prove himselflast_img read more

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Sheppard Pratt Director and Husband Plead Guilty to 27M Fraud

first_imgLyneth Nyabiosi and her husband, Willie Evans III pleaded guilty to falsely billing Nyabiosi’s employer, Sheppard Pratt Health Systems, for $2.7M. Sheppard Pratt, located in Towson, Maryland, is a top rated mental health hospital. From November 2005 to September 2014, Nyabiosi served as the director of the Health Information Management Department (HIM Department) of Sheppard Pratt.Their plea agreements state that, Nyabiosi and Evans controlled and operated the entity known as IMST, which was created to appear as an independent third party contractor, but was in fact created by the defendants to accomplish the fraud scheme. On March 7, 2007, Nyabiosi, on behalf of Sheppard Pratt, entered into a contract with IMST to manage medical records for Sheppard Pratt.  Nyabiosi neglected to inform Sheppard Pratt that both she and her husband were affiliated with IMST, which was in direct violation of Sheppard Pratt’s conflict of interest policy.From 2007 to 2014, the defendants submitted over 180 false invoices requesting that Sheppard Pratt pay IMST for work which was never performed, or for excessively inflated amounts for the work that was actually performed. Nyabiosi personally approved all of the false invoices, causing Sheppard Pratt to mail checks to IMST totaling $2,742,791. The defendants deposited the money into their bank account for their personal use.The defendants have agreed to the entry of an order to forfeit and pay restitution of $2,742,791, and to forfeit two residences located in Bear and Newark, Delaware and three vehicles. The defendants face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for conspiring to commit mail fraud.The guilty pleas were announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and Special Agent in Charge Kevin Perkins of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Oct. 16.last_img read more

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Researchers seek to explain why there are so few land dwelling bioluminescent

first_img © 2012 Phys.org Explore further Image: Naturwissenschaften, DOI: 10.1007/s00114-012-0956-7 The work by Vršanský el al comes on the heels of news that a rare species of cockroach, Lucihormetica luckae, specimens of which were found on the slope of a volcano before its subsequent eruption, appear to glow to mimic the click beetle which lives in the same general area. Click beetles glow, researchers believe, to warn predators of its toxic nature, thus preserving itself. The cockroach that mimics it on the other hand is not toxic, but it’s markings are so similar that it appears it evolved it’s luminescent abilities for the express purpose of fooling predators into thinking it was a click beetle and thus toxic.Vršanský and colleagues believe it’s possible that land dwelling bioluminescent species came to exist only after nocturnal life on land diversified to the point where such an ability would be useful. They also theorize that it’s possible that it took longer for bioluminescence to evolve in land creatures because of the toxic nature of the chemicals involved in growing glowing organs. Marine animals live in a colder and in some sense cleaner environment, it’s easy to wash away residue. Land species on the other hand would have had to evolve a way dispose of the toxins in a way that didn’t harm its carrier.The team also notes that because land dwelling bioluminescent species are so rare, it’s likely they might be at risk of disappearing altogether. L. luckae might be gone already, as no specimens have been found since the volcano on which it lived, erupted. And the most evident example of them all, the firefly has been found to be dwindling in numbers over the past decade as well. More information: Light-mimicking cockroaches indicate Tertiary origin of recent terrestrial luminescence, Naturwissenschaften, DOI: 10.1007/s00114-012-0956-7AbstractBioluminescence is a common feature of the communication and defence of marine organisms, but this phenomenon is highly restricted in the terrestrial biota. Here, we present a geographical distribution of only the third order of luminescent insects—luminescent cockroaches, with all 13 known and/or herein reported new living species (based on deposited specimens). We show that, for the first time, photo-characteristics of three examined species are nearly identical with those of toxic luminescent click beetles, which they mimic. These observations are the evidence for the mimicry by light—a new type of defensive, Batesian and interordinal mimicry. Our analysis surprisingly reveals an evolutionary novelty of all living luminescent insects, while in the sea (and possibly in the soil) luminescence is present also phylogenetically in very primitive organisms. Mushroom lights up the night in Brazil: Researcher finds bioluminescent fungus not seen since 1840center_img Journal information: Naturwissenschaften Citation: Researchers seek to explain why there are so few land dwelling bioluminescent species (2012, August 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-08-bioluminescent-species.html (Phys.org)—Visitors to the world’s oceans are likely to find a wide variety of bioluminescent creatures, especially as they descend to depths where sunlight can’t reach. The ability to glow has evolved in underwater organisms for a variety of reasons, from attracting prey to helping find a mate. On land however, things are very different. Other than 13 known species of insects, which of course include the firefly, very few other creatures have evolved the ability to glow and now, new research suggests that virtually all of them evolved much more recently than did marine dwellers. Peter Vršanský and colleagues from the Slovak Academy of Sciences have found after studying the collective history of all known bioluminescent species that land dwellers apparently evolved from a single source some sixty five million years ago, whereas their marine counterparts first came about closer to four hundred million years ago. Their paper describing their findings has been published in the journal Naturwissenschaften. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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first_imgNaturally, joking serves a purpose — it provides psychological distance from negative feelings like shame or anxiety. A study of 105 wheelchair-bound college students found that humor, especially concerning bladder and bowel problems, was a key method of coping with distress. As one respondent said, “We have to laugh at ourselves to make life easier.” Read the whole story: The New York Times Publicly laughing at your toddler’s distress has somehow become not only acceptable but encouraged. Websites offer “best of”compilations, or canned quips readers can use when posting tantrum photos and videos (“Metallica has a new lead singer”). As psychologists and parents ourselves, we understand the urge to laugh when a child howls because he’s forbidden to eat the packing peanuts from the Amazon box, and we also understand the impulse to make these moments public. The problem is the mockery.center_img What should a parent do when a 2-year-old shrieks inconsolably because her string cheese wrapper tore “the wrong way”? Increasingly, the answer is “snap a photo, add a snarky caption and upload it to Instagram.”last_img read more

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first_imgNDS is supplying the conditional access technology for German cable operator Kabel BW’s CI Plus offering.Kabel BW launched CI Plus at the beginning of the month, enabling viewers with compatible TVs to view its digital services without the need for a set-top box. The module is based on NDS’s VideoGuard CA system.Yves Padrines, NDS vice-president and general manager EMEA said: “As one of Germany’s largest cable operators Kabel BW are in a great position to expand the reach of their service to further devices. With a quality content offering, their new CI Plus modules ensure that an ever increasing number of people have access to their platform. We are proud to be supporting Kabel BW in this initiative, and look forward to continuing to support them in future developments.”last_img read more

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‘Sporting merit’ was one of the reasons cited by the then UEFA president Gianni Infantino before announcing the new seeding system, made greater sense while determining?" The two-time Grand Slam winner is seeking her first title since Cincinnati last August and next faces Daria Kasatkina, I cannot say it was amazing tennis, Amy Sherman-Palladino and I have become really good friends, Whats gratifying about doing TV versus doing Broadway, “A suicide bomber who was milling in the crowd set off explosives concealed under her dress, Resident Shehu Mudi confirmed Ali’s account and said the area had been cordoned off by the security forces. read more

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