The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is hosting the second in their series of free online webinars on Thursday, 30 May with ‘Inclusion in Sport – the Similarities, the Differences’ being the topic of discussion.The seminars are aimed at educating those working within the sporting industry and are run by a compilation of highly experienced professionals from within the sporting industry.The second webinar will explore the similarities and differences of inclusion between different population groups.The webinars are open to everyone, however spots are limited, and registration is required to be a part of the event.All registered attendees will have the chance to ask questions and access all webinar material following the webinar.To complete the registration process and book your spot in the webinar, or view the other upcoming webinars in the series, visit http://iwebinar.com.au/our_webinars/.Related LinksWebinar Two
Clarification – After publishing this story representative from the AFN wrote to APTN to clarify their position.They said they understand the resolution to be a step toward a public inquiry and noted the following: “AFN resolutions 02-2011, 01-2012 and 04-2013 specifically call for a national inquiry and it is a focus of the AFN’s National Action Plan to End Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls. Further, the resolution that mandated to work towards the roundtable (04-2014) specifically states it is a step towards an inquiry. These resolutions and the Action Plan are all publicly available and on the AFN website as are many public statements calling for a national inquiry. The AFN has been and will continue to be very vocal in its calls and action towards a national public commission of inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, as reiterated in the AFN’s Opening Remarks at this Special Chiefs Assembly.”APTN National NewsWINNIPEG – Rinelle Harper stood on the podium before the chiefs pleading to them to call for an inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women on the first day of the Assembly of First Nations special assembly earlier this week.It was one of the first public statements by the 16-year-old since she was sexually assaulted, viciously beaten and left for dead by a Winnipeg river last month.“I ask that everyone here remembers a few simple words – love, kindness, respect and forgiveness,” Rinelle told the crowd as her parents and older sister stood by her. “As a survivor, I respectfully challenge you all to call for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.”Chiefs from across Canada backed a roundtable voting unanimously in favour of two resolutions aimed at including women and families in the debate.One called for the inclusion of relatives of missing and murdered Indigenouswomen while the other wants the federal government to formally announce its participation in the roundtable and provide resources for Native women’s councils to take part.Chief Cathy Merrick of Manitoba’s Cross Lake First Nation burst into tears when her resolution on families of missing and murdered Indigenous women was passed Thursday. There are no resources to support mourning families or help them participate in the roundtable expected in February, she said.“Families should be given that support. When they go out looking for their loved ones, they have no support,” she said. “It’s 2014. We should be able to support them. We have to do something.”An RCMP report released earlier this year put the total of missing and murdered women at 1,181. Indigenous women make up 4.3 per cent of the Canadian population, but they account for 16 per cent of female homicides.Although the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women has been a key focus of the three-day assembly meeting, no one moved a formal resolution demanding the federal government call a national inquiry. Instead, the focus was aimed at empowering and including those on the front lines of the issue.Ghislain Picard, the assembly’s interim leader who lost his bid to become national chief Wednesday, raised the possibility of First Nations holding their own inquiry given Ottawa’s steadfast refusal to call one.“Every other day, there is a case being reported … about a missing person in this country,” Picard told the chiefs. “We need to act on it quickly rather than having a government remaining indifferent on the issue.”Chief Fawn Wapioke, of Iskatewizaagegan First Nation in Ontario, said an inquiry isn’t the only way to explore the issue. Wapioke brought forward the resolution calling for adequate support allowing women’s councils to drive the discussion at the roundtable.Women need to lead the discussion into missing and murdered Indigenous women, she said. That conversation can happen at a gathering of neighbours or a national roundtable meeting, Wapioke said.“We can’t have that paternalistic approach where somebody else tells us what’s good to us,” Wapioke said. “It needs to be facilitated and led by the women.“We’re all impacted. We’re all affected by what has happened and what’s been happening. That’s our future.”The Conservative government has repeatedly rejected calls for an inquiry, while the NDP and Liberals have promised to call one if either forms government after the next election.Perry Bellegarde, who was elected national chief, said Tuesday he would continue to fight for a national inquiry to examine all the factors that contribute to missing and murdered Indigneous women.“It’s homelessness. It’s poverty. It’s all those things we need to address,” he told delegates. “I’m going to push hard for that.”It’s not immediately clear if he was one of the chiefs who voted for a roundtable.Grand Chief David Harper, who represents Manitoba northern First Nations and is related to Rinelle, said Tuesday the teen is coming to grips with what she now represents to so many. At first, Harper said, the teen was reluctant to speak, but “now she is starting to understand why she has to speak out.”Elders have told Rinelle that she has been given “a gift,” he said.“A gift for those who cannot speak for themselves, those who have passed on,” Harper said. “You’re the voice for them.“This is why she is doing what she has to do now. Even though she didn’t want it, it is given to her.”– with files from The Canadian Press
The head of Germany’s football federation (DFB) is furious that their own players Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan were seen posing for pictures alongside Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip ErdoganThe midfielders are both of Turkish descent but chose to represent their birth country Germany at international level instead.Ozil and Gundogan posed for photos in London on Sunday with Erdogan and have left the DFB chief Reinhard Grindel unhappy with their actions.“The DFB, of course, respects the special situation for our players with migrant backgrounds, but football and the DFB stand for values that Mr. Erdogan does not sufficiently respect,” read a statement from Grindel, as reported on ESPN.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“Therefore, it is not a good thing that our internationals have let themselves be exploited for his election campaign stunt. It certainly hasn’t helped the DFB’s integration efforts.”Germany team coordinator Oliver Bierhoff was also unhappy over their actions and intends to speak with them at some point in the near future.“I still have absolutely no doubts about Mesut and Ilkay’s commitment to playing for the Germany national team and how much they identify with our values. They were unaware of the symbolism of these pictures, but we cannot endorse it, and we will discuss the matter with the players,” he said.
Jurgen Klopp was left feeling that Liverpool ultimately paid a big price for failing to convert their early dominance into goalscoring opportunities as they fell to a 3-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund on SundayLast season’s Champions League runners-up got off to a promising start at the Bank of America stadium in their United States tour with defender Virgil van Dijk’s first-half header setting the side on course for their fourth win in five pre-season games.However, the players began to fatigue as the game progressed before American forward Christian Pulisic equalised for Dortmund with a penalty.The highly-rated youngster then added a second before Danish winger Jacob Bruun Larsen sealed a 3-1 win for Dortmund.“The beginning of Dortmund was good, then we controlled the game kind of but we didn’t create chances,” Klopp told the club website.“But we scored the goal after a nice set-piece. Set-pieces were probably the most positive thing today. In the second half we played much better against a completely different Dortmund side. Our pressing was much better. Dortmund tried to play football and played our cards, if you want, which helps us a little bit to do this. We won the balls but we didn’t do very good things with the balls we won.”He continued: “The surprise is that we scored the goal in the first half and not in the second half. We had two big chances after set-pieces again with Dom Solanke and Joe Gomez. We had a big, big chance with Ojo. Daniel was in a few good moments. We had these moments and I liked the football we played there.”Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.The German coach lamented the penalty they gave away that enabled Pulisic to equalise for Dortmund.“We had two drinks breaks that were not drinks breaks deep in our own half, around our box. We lost the ball again, had it back and lost it again; Pulisic can go in the box and it’s a penalty. Dortmund scored a similar goal against City. That can happen, I don’t like it but it can happen and it’s easy to explain. On a day like this, you have to stay strong and show desire still or kind of greed that you at least want to keep the result at 1-1,” said Klopp.But overall Liverpool’s inability to create enough chances were what ultimately sealed their fate against Klopp’s former club.“At one moment we could have scored again and had this very tight offside situation. I watched it back and they were both onside but we cannot change that anymore. It felt like that in the game. It would have been two big chances, James Milner alone in front of the goal,” he said.“It doesn’t help really and I don’t want to excuse the result but we had these situations and didn’t, or couldn’t, use them. Then Dortmund scored a second and the third was really too much. The fourth would have been possible after we lost the ball again, you could see morale was really down. We have to learn from it, that’s how it is, and then we have to go again.”Liverpool will next face Manchester City on Thursday morning at 02:05 (GMT +2).
Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has praised their 1-0 win at Huddersfield as “really important” as the Magpies moved six points clear of the relegation zone.Salomon Rondon scored the only goal of the game at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday as Newcastle United claimed all three points and moved further away from the relegation zone.“It was a really important for us, and them, so to get three points here in the way that we did, with a big effort from every player, is always something you have to be satisfied with,” Benitez told Sky Sports.“We tried to play on the counterattack and defend well, against a good team.“They were pushing, with a lot of crosses, balls in the air and when they wouldn’t do that they tried to do it with penetrating passes through the middle instead.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We had to deal with all these situations, but in the first half we gave the ball away a little bit cheaply.“We were stronger in the second half and they didn’t have the space, it wasn’t easy for them, and we knew we would have to play on the counterattack.“We scored a goal, we had another which was not offside, but that’s it – we got the three points.“They are a good team, they worked hard and will do until the end. We have to carry on and I’m sure they will do too.”
Over the past 24 hours, a mix of heavy snow and rain has fallen in Valdez and the Copper River Basin resulting in very difficult and hazardous driving conditions on the Richardson, Edgerton, Glenn and Tok Cutoff highways. Temperatures have ranged in the high 20s to mid-30s. Crews will start clearing avalanche debris when the weather improves, avalanche risk decreases and it is safe to work in the area. Currently, heavy snow fall and unseasonably warm temperatures are creating prime conditions for additional avalanches. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities says the Richardson Highway is closed near Valdez, from mile 12-55, due to an avalanche at mile 39. The avalanche occurred this morning at approximately 3:30 a.m., and is an estimated 20 feet deep and 200 feet long. All available plows and sand trucks are out working to keep roads passable. For updated road conditions visit 511.Alaska.Gov or call 511. The National Weather Service forecasts that heavy snow will taper off this afternoon, however light snow will continue overnight. The heaviest accumulation will be in Thompson Pass, with up to 45 inches. Valdez has received 12 inches of snow as of 6:30 a.m. and snow continues to fall steady across the region. Another weather front is expected to move in from the gulf Thursday, possibly bringing heavy snow for Thompson Pass with snow and rain in Valdez.
Amitabh Bachchan in bell bottoms.TwitterAmitabh Bachchan has emerged as the highest tax-payer of the year from the film fraternity. The Shehenshah of Bollywood has paid Rs 70 crore as tax for the financial year 2018-19. The actor has left behind Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan in the race to pay the highest tax.Last year Salman Khan had emerged as the highest taxpayer with an advance tax payment of Rs 44.5 crore. Prior to him, Akshay Kumar had paid the highest advance tax of Rs 29.5 crore in 2017. Amitabh Bachchan’s spokesperson has confirmed the news of him paying this particular amount of tax to DNA.Recently, Amitabh Bachchan had paid off loans of 2,084 farmers in Muzaffarpur and had also donated Rs 10 lakh to the family February 14 Pulwama terror attack victims.Amitabh Bachchan was recently seen in Sujoy Ghosh’s Badla. The film, a mystery thriller, received rave reviews from the audience and critics alike. Taapsee Pannu, Amrita Singh, Tony Luke, Manav Kaul and Tanveer Ghani were the other stars in the film.Following the film’s success, Big B had taken to Twitter to ask Shah Rukh Khan to give him a bonus and a party. What had followed was friendly banter between the two asking each other to give the party. “… about time someone started talking about this silent success .. !! because neither the Producer, nor the distributor, nor the on line Producer, or any else in the Industry, in general .. has even spent a nano second to compliment the success of this film #Badla .. thk u,” Big B had tweeted.To which Shah Rukh had tweeted, “Sir hum toh wait kar rahein hain ki aap party kab de rahein hain hum sabko! We r waiting outside Jalsa every nite!”Big B is busy shooting for fantasy thriller trilogy – Brahmastra – with Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, directed by Ayan Mukerji.
Former Infosys CFO and currently, Manipal Global Education Chairman TV Mohandas Pai (extreme right) at an event in Bengaluru on August 9, 2016.IANS”In the absence of a post-graduation qualification in engineering with an adequate specialisation, engineering graduates passing out of India’s colleges will find it tough to get a job in IT companies.” This is the straight and simple message from TV Mohandas Pai, former CFO of Infosys.”In future if you want to have a job, you must have M Tech, you must know coding and you must be an expert. You must have some level of expertise,” Pai, who currently heads Manipal Global Education, told news agency PTI.Read: Pessimism, fear grips IT employees, mid-level staff most vulnerableThe days of IT companies hiring fresh engineering graduates and then imparting training to them for four to six months to make them industry-ready are over, according to him.”They (IT companies) are not going to catch you raw and give you training for six months and pay for it. Why should they waste their time? They will test you on your coding skills and if you know very good coding, they will hire you,” he told the agency.The statement comes amid reports of massive layoffs by IT companies such as Tech Mahindra, Wipro, Capgemini and Cognizant, though most of them have played down such reports and said trimming of workers based on performance appraisal is an annual feature and no different this year.A top recruitment firm estimated the number of IT jobs that could be potentially under threat at six lakhs in the $150-billion industry that employs about 40 lakh people.”The digital tsunami will trigger jobs cuts in a big way in the IT industry that employs about 40 lakh people…about 24 lakh of them will have to be re-trained…but there are limitations here,” Kris Lakshmikanth, chairman and managing director of Head Hunters, told International Business Times India Edition last month. “Out of these 24 lakh employees, only about 50 percent, or approximately 12 lakh, can be re-trained and about 6 lakh can manage with existing skills. The rest, approximately 6 lakh, will lose their jobs over the next three years,” he added.He based his assessment on a report presented by McKinsey & Company at the Nasscom India Leadership Forum in February.He said senior managers, typically earning about Rs 25 lakh or more per annum, would be the worst hit. “Even if they are willing to take a salary cut, not many will be willing to hire them,” Lakshmikanth said.”My inferences are based on the McKinsey report and discussions with top executives of IT companies,” he added.The layoff wave, so to speak, will impact those employed in telecom and banking sectors also, he added.
Hundreds or thousands of cyborg crickets could form a mobile communications network, transmitting signals through their calls. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Remembrance of Things Past Influences How Female Field Crickets Select Mates Explore further Citation: Cyborg Crickets Could Form Mobile Communications Network, Save Human Lives (2009, July 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-07-cyborg-crickets-mobile-network-human.html This kind of living, mobile communication network would include groups of not only crickets, but also cicadas and katydids. Like their natural counterparts, the cyborgs would communicate through wing beats. Containing a package of electronics and sensors, the insects would change their call tone in the presence of various chemical and biological agents on the battlefield, or even the scent of humans trapped in rubble after natural disasters.The technology’s designer, Ben Epstein, came up with the idea during a visit to China, where he heard cicadas changing calls in response to each other. Recently, the Pentagon has awarded Epstein’s Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey-based company, OpCoast, a six-month contract to develop a mobile communications network for insects. The biggest challenge will be to fit all the necessary electronics into a tiny body, and then make hundreds or thousands of them in each network. The network could potentially extend across large distances, as some katydids can be heard up to a kilometer away. As the cyborg insects transmit the call from neighbor to neighbor, the cascade effect eventually transmits the signal to ground-based transceivers, where humans can respond.via: New Scientist© 2009 PhysOrg.com 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. (PhysOrg.com) — By taking advantage of the way crickets communicate, researchers are building “cyborg crickets” that could form a mobile communications network for emergency situations, such as detecting chemical attacks on the battlefield, locating disaster victims, monitoring gas leaks, and acting as smoke detectors.
Kolkata: The accused persons in the lottery fraud case based in Pakistan, were using call spoofing and masking technique to bypass the tower location of the phones.It has been alleged that the fraudsters had hacked several proxy servers of multiple countries to use them for making calls with the intention of duping the residents of India. According to sources, people in Bengal were getting phone calls from multiple numbers starting with +92 and 0092. Despite the numbers bearing the International Subscriber Dialing (ISD) code of Pakistan, the tower location used to be rigged to show the calls as being made from South Africa and other countries. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedInterestingly, people even used to hear Amitabh Bachchan’s voice stating that they have won a huge amount of money in the television show hosted by him. To get the money, the winners were asked to submit a processing fee. If any person showed willingness for the same, they were provided with a bank account number where the money needed to be deposited. When people used to deposit the amount in the said bank account, it got withdrawn immediately. If any person used to transfer the money online, his or her account got compromised and money used to get withdrawn from the same. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThey used to receive the money and send it out of the country using hawala channels and other illegal methods. Golabari police station under Howrah Police had received the first such complaint. Later, CID came to know about similar cases from multiple districts in the state. Later during interrogation, sleuths nabbed three persons including two high ranked officials of Pran Beverages (India) Private Limited. They have been taken into custody and investigation is underway. According to sources, it is suspected that the trail of the cyber fraud is much longer than it was assumed earlier. The identities of the masterminds behind the racket are still unknown.
State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe will host office hours on Monday, Jan. 22 to meet with residents of Monroe and Wayne counties.“I appreciate all of the feedback from our community throughout my first year in office,” Rep. Bellino said. “Listening to your ideas and having these conversations helps me effectively represent the people in our community. I look forward to continuing them in 2018.”Rep. Bellino will meet with residents at the following times and locations:8 to 9 a.m. at Senor Cactus, 128 E. Front St. in Monroe;9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Biggby, 26614 Telegraph Road in Flat Rock; and11 a.m. to noon at Sumpter Township Senior Center, 23501 Sumpter Road in Sumpter Township.Appointments are not necessary during office hours. Anyone unable to attend is encouraged to contact Rep. Bellino’s office at (517) 373-1530, email JosephBellino@house.mi.gov or visit www.RepBellino.com. Categories: Bellino News 11Jan Rep. Bellino announces local office hours
Categories: Wentworth News Conviction will soon be required before civil asset forfeiture is initiatedState Rep. Jason Wentworth, second from right, joins Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as she signs his civil asset forfeiture reform plan into law. Shown from left are Policy Advisor Aaron Van Langevelde, House Speaker Lee Chatfield, Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, Gov. Whitmer, Rep. Wentworth and Chief Legislative Advisor Joe Perry.A civil asset forfeiture reform plan spearheaded by state Rep. Jason Wentworth was signed into law today, strengthening the due process rights of all Michigan residents.Prior to these reforms, Wentworth said law enforcement agencies throughout Michigan could take and keep property from individuals without ever charging them with a crime. The new law will require a criminal conviction before private property is seized from people through the civil asset forfeiture process.“The rights of every single Michigan resident are stronger with this reform,” said Wentworth, R-Clare. “Innocent people will no longer be treated like criminals when it comes to civil asset forfeiture, and our law enforcement officers will still have the tools they need to continue doing a great job protecting the public.”The new law continues to allow officers to seize property based on probable cause, but requires a criminal conviction before law enforcement agencies can sell or use the property. This will ensure an individual’s personal property can easily be returned if they are found not guilty.In 2017, Michigan law enforcement agencies reported confiscating $13.1 million in cash and property through civil asset forfeiture. In more than 200 cases, people who were later found not guilty were forced to forfeit their property, never to have it returned. Charges were never even filed in a staggering 736 cases.Wentworth sponsored the bipartisan solution alongside Rep. David LaGrand, D-Grand Rapids, and Sen. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township.### 09May Wentworth: New law safeguards due process rights of all Michigan residents
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