12 Jun

Tortello Advocates Children Discuss their Own Rights

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Senior Advisor to Jamaica’s Ministry of Education, Dr. Rebecca Tortello, says it is “vital” that decision makers involve children in discussions on their rights.Dr. Tortello was representing Minister of Education, Hon. Andrew Holness, at the Caribbean Child Research Conference at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston, Wednesday (October 20).She said the conference was one of the most “visible and realistic” ways of involving children in national discussions, as it not only looks at research into their issues, but provides a platform for them to share their own research on various topics.Dr. Tortello said that, as part of the thrust to have the country pay attention to what children have to say, the Ministry would be compiling research papers presented by students for dissemination to its regional offices, schools and for posting to its website.The theme for this year’s conference, spearheaded by the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies at the University of the West Indies (UWI), is ‘Five years before 2015: The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Child Rights in the Caribbean’.Over the course of the two-day event, discussions will be held on the way forward in relation to the MDGs; children and violence; children and HIV/AIDS and sexual behaviour; children in need of care and protection; and children and poverty.Dr. Tortello said the conference was a “good wake up call as to how far Jamaica has come in relation to the achievement of the MDGs, how far the country still has to go as well as in providing guidance on how to get there.Regional Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Latin America and the Caribbean, Bernt Aasen, said considerable progress has been made in improving the situation of children in need. However, he commented that there is concern about the “tyranny of averages” as, according to him, national averages sometime conceal broad and widening disparities in poverty and children’s development within countries. He noted that the widest and most glaring disparities exist in the Caribbean and Latin America, considered the most unequal region in the world.Mr. Aasen said a serious side effect of poverty and disparity was violence and, consistent with this, Latin American and Caribbean has been found to be one of the most violent regions in the world, with about six million children and adolescents suffering abuse each year.He disclosed that a lot of the gains made in ensuring child survival are often wiped out during adolescence due to violence, and underscored the importance of an equity-focused approach to development.“Achieving the MDGs with equity is a crucial step in making the rights of children a reality for all. We can achieve this through policies and programmes which have children’s best interest in mind, with a focus on the most vulnerable, on the hardest to reach and where the needs are the greatest,” he stated.To accelerate progress towards achieving the MDGs, Mr. Aasen suggested strengthening accountability in public policy, and ensuring that social investments make a positive impact on the lives of children and adolescents. He also suggested advocacy for specific measures against child poverty and malnutrition in national strategies and increased investment in education. RelatedTortello Advocates Children Discuss their Own Rights RelatedTortello Advocates Children Discuss their Own Rights Tortello Advocates Children Discuss their Own Rights EducationOctober 22, 2010center_img RelatedTortello Advocates Children Discuss their Own Rights Advertisementslast_img read more

23 Sep

High School Football Week Three Scoreboard and Standings: Lake Erie League

first_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loede The third week of the high school football season brought a number of storms to the area, and tonight here are the results from the Lake Erie League.Hubbard 21 Shaw 0 Cleveland Heights at Shaker Heights (Saturday, September 14)Bedford 27 Garfield Heights 0 (GAME HALTED WITH 6:35 LEFT FIRST HALF, TO RESUME SATURDAY AT 11am) Maple Heights 20 Padua 7 (GAME HALTED WITH :19 LEFT FIRST HALF, TO RESUME @ 2pm SATURDAY)Warrensville Heights at Buchtel (Saturday September 14)Lorain 25 Elyria 8StandingsShaw 2-1 (0-0)Bedford 1-1 (0-0)Cleveland Heights 1-1 (0-0)Maple Heights 1-1 (0-0)Lorain 1-2 (0-0)Warrensville Heights 0-2 (0-0)center_img Related TopicsLake Erie Leaguelast_img read more

21 Sep

Troopers Tentatively ID Truck, Driver Involved In Fatal Rock Fall On Sterling Highway

first_imgTroopers are requesting that anyone who may have been in the vicinity of the incident when it occurred and might have additional information to contact the Soldotna Post at 907-262-4453. The rock went through the windshield of the Hatchback and struck the middle backseat passenger, Noah Schwebach, 8 of Eagle River. Life saving measures were rendered but he succumbed to his injuries on scene. No one else in the Hatchback was injured. Jonathan Taylor, with the state Department of Public Safety in an emailed statement: “I can confirm that we have tentatively identified the truck and driver associated with the incident on the Sterling Highway. However, as those details have not yet been confirmed, I have no identifying information to release. Investigation remains ongoing.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享State investigators say that they have tentatively identified the driver of a truck from which a rock fell and killed an 8-year-old boy, on the Sterling Highway. The incident occurred in a construction zone, operated by Granite Construction between Mile 58 and Mile 79, that has many large vehicles moving in and out of the area. Granite officials wrote in a statement: “While the incident occurred within our project site, we are presently unaware that any of our equipment or personnel were involved. We are fully cooperating and assisting with the investigation. Out of respect for the family, we have voluntarily suspended night shift work on the roadway until Saturday night.” The accident happened around 1:23 p.m., yesterday, near mile 58.7 of the Sterling Highway. According to Troopers, a Volkswagen GTI Hatchback, occupied by a driver and four passengers, was traveling northbound when a volleyball-sized rock fell off the back of a rock truck traveling southbound.last_img read more

18 Sep

Missouri’s Ray is SEC Defensive Player of Year

first_imgMissouri Tigers defensive lineman Shane Ray was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year on Monday.Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Shane Ray was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year on Monday.ATLANTA – Shane Ray became the second straight Missouri player to be named the Associated Press’ SEC Defensive Player of the Year.Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper was named offense player of the year on Monday, while Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen was selected as SEC coach of the year. Georgia running back Nick Chubb was voted the top freshman.Ray, who leads the SEC with 14 sacks, kept the defensive award in Missouri’s hands after Michael Sam won it a year ago. With Ray and Markus Golden pacing the conference’s most fearsome pass rush, the Tigers (10-3) captured their second straight SEC East title.In the league championship game, Missouri lost to Alabama 42-13 this past weekend, a game that was marred by Ray’s brutal hit on Sims after he delivered a 58-yard touchdown pass. The Tigers star was ejected from the game, and Missouri settled for a spot in the Citrus Bowl against Minnesota.“It’s not how you want to end your season at all,” Ray said. “I’m not a dirty player.”Mullen guided Mississippi State (10-2) to the top of the AP rankings for the first time in school history, a startling rise for a program that had long been an also-ran in the rugged SEC West. The Bulldogs’ quest for a perfect season ended with a loss to Alabama, and any chance of making the four-team playoff was doomed by a loss to rival Mississippi.The 5-10, 228-pound Chubb was expected to play a backup role for Georgia. That changed when star running back Todd Gurley received a four-game suspension for selling his autograph, then went down with a season-ending knee injury.Cooper was a unanimous selection to the first team, which included five of his teammates: offensive lineman Arie Kouandjio, defensive lineman Jonathan Allen, LB Reggie Ragland, safety Landon Collins and punter JK Scott. Like Cooper, Collins was named on every ballot.The other unanimous pick was Ole Miss cornerback Senquez Golson. The Rebels, who are headed to the Peach Bowl, had four other players on the first team with offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil, TE Evan Engram, defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche and safety Cody Prewitt.Ray was among three Missouri first-teamers, joined by receiver Bud Sasser and all-purpose player Marcus Murphy. Mississippi State was represented by star quarterback Dak Prescott and offensive lineman Ben Beckwith. Chubb and linebacker Amarlo Herrera made the team from Georgia. Auburn landed center Reese Dismukes and running back Cameron Artis-Payne, the SEC’s top rusher with 1,482 yards. Defensive end Bud Dupree and kicker Austin MacGinnis from Kentucky also made the elite squad.The 82nd annual AP All-SEC team was selected by a 14-member media panel representing each of the conference’s 11 states. FIRST TEAM Offense WR — u-Amari Cooper, Alabama, 6-1, 210, Jr.WR — t-Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina, 5-11, 201, So.WR — t-Bud Sasser, Missouri, 6-2, 220, Sr.L — La’el Collins, LSU, 6-5, 321, Sr.L — Ben Beckwith, Mississippi State, 6-3, 306, Sr.L — Arie Kouandjio, Alabama, 6-5, 315, Sr.L — Laremy Tunsil, Mississippi, 6-5, 305, So.C — Reese Dismukes, Auburn, 6-3, 295, Sr.TE — Evan Engram, Mississippi, 6-3, 227, So.QB — Dak Prescott, Mississippi State, 6-2, 230, Jr.RB — Cameron Artis-Payne, Auburn, 5-11, 210, Sr.RB — Nick Chubb, Georgia, 5-10, 228, Fr.PK — Austin MacGinnis, Kentucky, 5-10, 168, Fr.All-Purpose — Marcus Murphy, Missouri, 5-9, 190, Sr. Defense E — Shane Ray, Missouri, 6-3, 245, Jr.E — Bud Dupree, Kentucky, 6-4, 264, Sr.T — Robert Nkemdiche, Mississippi, 6-4, 280, So.T — Jonathan Allen, Alabama, 6-3, 272, So.LB — Martrell Spaight, Arkansas, 6-2, 231, Sr.LB — Reggie Ragland, Alabama, 6-2, 254, Jr.LB — Amarlo Herrera, Georgia, 6-2, 231, Sr.CB — u-Senquez Golson, Mississippi, 5-9, 176, Sr.CB — Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida, 5-11, 195, So.S — u-Landon Collins, Alabama, 6-0, 222, Jr.S — Cody Prewitt, Mississippi, 6-2, 217, Sr.P — JK Scott, Alabama, 6-4, 185, Fr. SECOND TEAM Offense WR — Josh Reynolds, Texas A&M, 6-4, 190, So.WR — Sammie Coates, Auburn, 6-2, 201, Jr.L — Greg Pyke, Georgia, 6-6, 321, So.L — A.J. Cann, South Carolina, 6-4, 311, Sr.L — Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M, 6-5, 305, Sr.L — Austin Shepherd, Alabama, 6-5, 320, Sr.C — David Andrews, Georgia, 6-2, 294, Sr.TE — Steven Scheu, Vanderbilt, 6-5, 250, Jr.QB — Blake Sims, Alabama, 6-0, 208, Sr.RB — Josh Robinson, Mississippi State, 5-9, 215, Jr.RB — Jonathan Williams, Arkansas, 6-0, 223, Jr.PK — Josh Lambo, Texas A&M, 6-0, 220, Sr.All-Purpose — Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina, 5-11, 201, So. Defense E — Preston Smith, Mississippi State, 6-6, 270, Sr.E — Derek Barnett, Tennessee, 6-3, 267, Fr.T — Myles Garrett, Texas A&M, 6-5, 255, Fr.T — Darius Philon, Arkansas, 6-2, 272, So.LB — Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State, 6-5, 249, Jr.LB — t-Kwon Alexander, LSU, 6-2, 227, Jr.LB — t-Kentrell Brothers, Missouri, 6-1, 240, Jr.LB — t-Antonio Morrison, Florida, 6-1, 225, Jr.LB — t-Curt Maggitt, Tennessee, 6-3, 251, Jr.LB — t-Ramik Wilson, Georgia, 6-2, 237, Sr.CB — t-Cyrus Jones, Alabama, 5-10, 194, Jr.CB — t-Damian Swann, Georgia, 5-11, 180, Sr.CB — t-Jonathan Jones, Auburn, 5-10, 182, Jr.S — Braylon Webb, Missouri, 6-0, 200, Sr.S — t-Ronald Martin, LSU, 6-2, 220, Sr.S — t-Tony Conner, Mississippi, 6-0, 217, So.P — Kyle Christy, Florida, 6-3, 198, Sr. HONORABLE MENTION Offense Vadal Alexander, L, LSU, 6-6, 320, Jr.; Daniel Carlson, PK, Auburn, 6-4, 215, Fr.; Andre Debose, All-Purpose, Florida, 6-0, 195, Sr.; Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas, 6-5, 250, So.; Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama, 6-5, 296, Jr.; Denver Kirkland, L, Arkansas, 6-5, 337, So.; Marshall Morgan, PK, Georgia, 6-3, 200, Jr.; Speedy Noil, All-Purpose, Texas A&M, 5-11, 185, Fr.; Dan Skipper, L, Arkansas, 6-10, 326, So.; John Theus, L, Georgia, 6-6, 313, Jr. Defense Harold Brantley, T, Missouri, 6-3, 290, So.; Trey DePriest, LB, Alabama, 6-2, 250, Sr.; Trey Flowers, E, Arkansas, 6-3, 270, Sr.; Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia, 6-4, 230, So.; Dante Fowler Jr., E, Florida, 6-3, 260, Jr.; Markus Golden, E, Missouri, 6-3, 260, Sr.; A.J. Johnson, LB, Tennessee, 6-2, 245, Sr.; Quincy Mauger, S, Georgia, 6-0, 199, So.; Jarran Reed, T, Alabama, 6-4, 315, Jr.; A’Shawn Robinson, NG, Alabama, 6-4, 320, So.; Gabe Wright, T, Auburn, 6-3, 284, Sr.OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEARAmari Cooper, AlabamaDEFENSIVE PLAYE OF THE YEARShane Ray, MissouriCOACH OF THE YEARDan Mullen, Mississippi StateFRESHMAN OF THE YEARNick Chubb, Georgialast_img read more

6 Aug

Team India wear army camouflaged caps at Ranchi ODI in tribute to armed forces

first_imgAdvertisement wiNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9j4zuWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4q482( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6u3lsWould you ever consider trying this?😱3xuCan your students do this? 🌚rngbbRoller skating! Powered by Firework As mark of respect, the Indian cricket team wore camouflaged caps in the third One-Day International against Australia to pay homage to the CRPF jawans who died in Pulwama terror attack two weeks back and the armed forces.Advertisement The idea to sport the olive-and-black caps bearing the BCCI’s logo came from former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who also happens to be an honorary lieutenant colonel with the Indian army.Advertisement “This is a special cap, it’s a tribute to the Armed forces. We’re all donating our match fees of this game to the National Defence Fund. I urge everyone in the country to do the same, donate and stick to the families of our armed forces,” Indian captain Virat Kohli said before the third in a five-match one-day series with Australia.The players donated their fees from the match to a national defence fund to help out the families of defence personnel who die on duty. A playing XI member gets Rs 8 lakh as match fees per game in ODIs and the reserve players get half that amount.The BCCI posted a clip on Twitter of commentators for the match also wearing the caps, signing off the tweet with #JaiHind.  Advertisementlast_img read more

20 Dec

Marshfield Tiger Volleyball Camps set for July 17-19

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The annual Marshfield Tiger Volleyball Camps will be held July 17-19 for girls entering grades three through eight.Sessions for girls entering third grade will be held from 12:30-2 p.m. at Madison Elementary School. The cost is $25.The camp for girls entering grades four through six will from 12:30-2:30 p.m. and for girls going into seventh and eighth grade will be from 3-5 p.m. The cost for these sessions, which will be held at Marshfield High School, is $45.The registration deadline is June 30.Click this link for a registration form and more information about the camps.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)last_img read more

17 Dec

Video Search Engine Mefeedia Relaunches

first_imgfrederic lardinois 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market When we first reviewed Mefeedia, a video search engine and discovery service, we were somewhat critical of its user interface, but also rated it as one of the best media search engines on the Internet. Today, Mefeedia relaunched with an updated user interface and the ability to search for free, full-length streaming movies. Mefeedia also announced that it is seeing steady growth, with 4.9 million unique visitors in September and 6 million in October.Features and User InterfaceIn our earlier review, we pointed out that Meefedia’s interface left much to be desired. The new version could still use some cosmetic updates, but it is already more usable than the first version. In March, we complained that there were very few logical connections between different parts of the site. Thanks to a stronger focus on channel browsing in this new version, this problem has now been remedied.One feature we especially like on Mefeedia is the ability to import your subscriptions from YouTube, Vimeo, Blip, DailyMotion, and Hulu to your Mefeedia account. This way, you can indeed use Mefeedia as your one-stop shop for online video content.Movie ChannelMefeedia’s new movie channel aggregates content from Hulu, Crackle, Archive.org, and others.  The selection of movies in this channel is obviously limited by the content on these other sites, and most of the full-length movies seem to come from Hulu. For now, there are very few interesting movies in this channel, but once the movie studios decide to license more full-length films for online streaming, this channel will surely become more exciting. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… CompetitionWhile YouTube is surely the first stop for many users, this does exclude a lot of good content on other sites like Vimeo or DailyMotion. In March, we already considered Mefeedia to be one of the best media search engines on the net. While Mefeedia’s competitors like Blinkx or Truveo might offer more features, Mefeedia’s focus on content and the ability to aggregate your subscriptions from other services still gives it an edge over those services. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Tags:#news#Video Services#web last_img read more

17 Dec

Turning Point Justice Announces New Advisory Board Members

first_imgTurning Point Justice (TPJ), a rapidly growing technology company that assists victims of crime, communities, and law enforcement agencies through restorative justice, continues to build a strong foundation through the addition of an esteemed group of advisors to the executive team. This respected group of subject-matter experts will serve as advisors to the executive team at Turning Point Justice regarding current product offerings; while providing guidance and strategic direction as we move forward with future products.“Having a strong and diverse group of advisors is critical for us as we ramp up our continued growth and plans to solve pain points for retailers and criminal justice agencies,” says Paul Jones, Chief Operating Officer for Turning Point Justice.We are very pleased to announce that King Rogers, renowned retail loss prevention and security expert; Dr Richard Hollinger, the foremost academic expert in the loss prevention space; and Steve Lundeen, Senior Executive in Human Resources, Loss Prevention, Retail and Executive Coaching will serve as advisors to the Turning Point Justice executive team.- Sponsor – “We are very excited to welcome our first set of advisors and with their guidance and deep industry experience our future will be very exciting,” adds Lohra Miller, Chief Executive Officer for Turning Point Justice.Each of these new advisors provides a wealth of valuable insights and experience, has clearly demonstrated their support and dedication to the community at large, and carries a passion for helping victims and communities fight petty crimes and improving offender behavior. The entire team at Turning Point Justice looks forward to their guidance and support as we continue to build a world-class organization.King Rogers has dedicated over forty-four years to the fine art of loss prevention & security. Rogers has held executive positions for numerous retail companies, including eighteen years as Vice President of Assets Protection for Target Corporation. He has earned the respect of his colleagues throughout the loss prevention community, and in 2007 was inducted into the National Retail Federation’s Loss Prevention Ring of Excellence. Rogers has received recognition from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the International Cargo Security Council. His expertise was called upon by Michigan State University for the development of the Criminal Justice Masters Program.Rogers is Chief Executive Officer for the King Rogers Group, which specializes in loss prevention/security management professional services, investigations, video-based audit services, real-time Video Surveillance as a Service, and uniformed protection and patrol services. He is also a Senior Partner with the Temi Group, an international security management consulting company. Rogers is frequently asked to speak on his experience and vision to members of the loss prevention industry. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Yale University.Dr. Richard Hollinger is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He is a faculty member and former Chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law. Dr. Hollinger is also the Director of the Security Research Project — an academic research institute that focuses exclusively on retail loss prevention and security issues. The Security Research Project annually conducts the National Retail Security Survey along with a number of other empirical research activities.Dr. Hollinger received both his baccalaureate and masters degrees at the University of Georgia. He then completed his graduate studies at the University of Minnesota where he received a Ph.D. in Sociology in 1979.Throughout his career Dr. Hollinger’s research has been principally focused on the topic of “white collar crime” — more specifically, deviant and criminal behavior committed in the course of one’s occupation. Dr. Hollinger has presented his research nationally and internationally to numerous, corporations, professional groups and associations. He currently serves on the editorial advisory board of the Security Journal and is a regular columnist for LP Magazine. Dr. Hollinger sits on the Loss Prevention Advisory Committee of the National Retail Federation. In June of 2007 he was elected into the prestigious “Ring of Excellence” by the National Retail Federation in recognition for his contribution of research on loss prevention and retail crime over his academic career. In addition, he is a member of various academic professional associations, such as, the American Sociological Association, the American Society of Criminology, and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.Steve Lundeen specializes in the areas of executive coaching, life coaching, leadership resourcefulness and group facilitation. He has experience in guiding senior officers, C-suite executives, and their teams to a clearer understanding of their areas of greatest effectiveness, while addressing their critical development challenges.Lundeen has held senior executive positions for over 25 years with such organizations as Eddie Bauer, Sunglass Hut International, Bath & Body Works, and Life Time Fitness. He was instrumental in introducing nationally recognized work/life programs while at Eddie Bauer. With his deep experience in Human Resources, organizational leadership and coaching, Lundeen works with clients to define and meet their needs in the areas of executive coaching, leadership team development, succession planning, executive transition and life coaching.In his role as coach, Lundeen combines a blend of curiosity and intuition with validated assessment instruments to help pinpoint and address issues that would have otherwise derailed careers or impeded personal growth. He believes in building long-term sustainable excellence in his clients and giving them the tools to self-observe and self-correct. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Minnesota – Minneapolis and is currently pursuing his Masters of Education degree.https://youtu.be/3USiGjsN_6g Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

17 Dec

Cloud Computing Security: Is it getting Better or Worse?

first_imgPerhaps the biggest concerns voiced about Cloud Computing is the worry about the security of data managed by the exposure of the cloud servers to the internet.  With daily headlines of data breaches occurring, there is obviously a need to be concerned and cautious about cloud security.How good is cloud security really today?  A study from the Ponemon Institute (sponsored by CA) tried to answer that question, or at least to determine if we are making any progress.  The group surveyed cloud IT professionals in 2010 and again in 2012 about their attitudes and practices towards implementing secure cloud solutions.  While there has been some improvement over those two years, still only about half of those questioned have implemented their cloud solutions using best practices, and only about one half are confident that they know all the cloud services that are available in their organization and what business data those services are exposing.Mike Denning, general manager of Security at CA Technologies, said that “cloud computing is still one of the most disruptive and promising trends of the past decade, our study shows that cloud security struggles to get past a grade of 50 percent when it comes to best practices, including the percentage of organizations that say they engage their security teams in determining the use of cloud services.  We believe that organizations can do better and gain the benefits of cloud computing by reducing risk and achieving that desired balance of protection and business enablement.”Dr. Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder, Ponemon Institute, said that “What we found in 2010 in general was that security is not the priority in the cloud universe… What we found in 2012 were small improvements, but consistently so in every one of our attributions.”Andrew Jaquith, CTO of SilverSky, told DarkReading that “Moving to the cloud should be career-defining, not career-limiting… When CIOs and security decision-makers move their critical workloads to the cloud, they seek providers that cut their costs, simplify their architectures and protect their data.  But equally important, they are making a leap of faith by entrusting services they can’t do without to someone they don’t know.”last_img read more