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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventTonight the group, which uses volunteers to patrol a 4-square-mile area that borders Avocado Heights, Industry and Pico Rivera, will celebrate its 17th anniversary. The potluck celebration is at 7 p.m. at North Whittier Andrews Elementary School, 1010 Caraway Drive. The volunteers fight graffiti by painting vines on walls, organize “Night Out” events six to eight times a year, and once a year hold a 2-mile march against crime and drugs. “For the night-outs, all the neighbors meet on the street and talk,” said Ruben Hernandez, the program’s founder and coordinator. “It’s a lot of fun to see all the neighbors come together.” Hernandez said the community wasn’t always friendly. NORTH WHITTIER – After his home was burglarized 11 years ago, Hans Doppert vowed to do whatever he could to make sure it never happened again. These days, Doppert patrols the streets behind the wheel of a sheriff’s Volunteers on Patrol car, looking for graffiti and watching out for suspicious people and disturbances. “Since I’m retired, it’s something to do better than sitting at home and watching TV,” said Doppert, who is one of 36 block captains in the North Whittier Neighborhood Watch program, one of the Whittier area’s oldest and biggest Neighborhood Watch groups. “I get satisfaction from helping the neighborhood,” Doppert said. When he moved there two decades ago, Hernandez noticed that neighbors ignored each other. “I’m a community person, and I thought this community needed a little more openness,” he said. So he founded North Whittier Neighborhood Watch, but the idea wasn’t met with open arms by residents. When Hernandez handed out fliers for the first meeting, he was told the community was already safe enough, he recalled. At that first meeting, Hernandez learned that wasn’t entirely true. “Everyone said there wasn’t any crime, but we immediately noticed that there was a lot of crime, but nobody talked to each other. They didn’t know there was a problem,” he said. Hernandez hopes to see the program expand in the future into nearby communities. “We touch parts of other cities,” he said. “I’m working to organize their Neighborhood Watches.” He said the program doesn’t just offer residents more security and cleaner streets – it enriches lives. “Our program is a little more than a Neighborhood Watch,” said Hernandez. “It’s a community that believes in friendship. At first, it was very difficult for them to start knowing and trusting each other, but now we are a common front.” For more information about the North Whittier Neighborhood Watch, call (213) 388-8352, or visit www.nwnw.info. sandy.mazza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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first_imgPeople living in Donegal have the lowest level of disposable income in Ireland, according to CSO figures.Based on 2016 data, the average Donegal person has after-tax income of €15,892, which is 29% lower than the nationwide figure of €20,638.And there is a considerable gap between Donegal and the second poorest county, which is Offaly, where the population has an average disposable income of €17,039. Donegal has been ranked at the bottom of the pile ever since this study began in 2007.The entire border region had the lowest amount of disposable income at €17,370 euro per person.The CSO report also revealed that the State’s average disposable income figure has reached its highest level since 2009. Dublin dwellers enjoyed the greatest level of disposable income in 2016, with an average of €24,431.Donegal revealed as poorest county in Ireland was last modified: April 5th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CSOdisposable incomepovertywealthlast_img read more

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first_img29 May 2003Wines of South Africa (WOSA) presented diplomas earlier this month to the first group of students to complete a new custom-made wine course for black hospitality industry operators in Cape Town. The two-month course was created by the Cape Wine Academy (CWA), and the 15 students were sponsored by WOSA.According to Su Birch, CEO of WOSA, the course will help bridge the divide between the traditional wine community and emerging tourism operators.It is intended as a vehicle to promote Cape wine tourism while providing operators with the necessary skills to offer tourists an informative and entertaining experience.To meet the differing needs of both restaurant owners and tour guides, the group was divided in two. After the preliminary classes those in the restaurant trade focused on wine service, storage and wine and food combinations, while the course for tour guides concentrated on the different wine regions and varietals.Both groups did several tastings and tours to gain practical experience, and at the end of the course of about two months sat for a formal CWA examination.Birch sees the course as a big step towards creating new wine ambassadors for South Africa and contributing to the Cape wine experience of international tourists.“We also like the idea of working with established operators who have a vested interest in learning about wine to enhance their service levels and the profitability of their businesses”, Birch added.WOSA will present the course on a regular basis, with the second starting later this year.Western Cape Tourism CEO Mike Fabricius commented: “The days of two separate tourism industries – township and mainstream – are over. We are entering a new phase, where visitors will be offered a seamless tourism experience, and the wine industry has a vital role to play in building bridges in this regard.”Senzeni Ndebele, marketing manager at WOSA and course co-ordinator, said that various new business ideas came out the course.“Paula Gumede of One City Tours is going to use expand her beer garden in Mandalay into a fully-fledged wine shop, and Jeannie Fletcher has formed Yamme Investments (‘yamme’ is Sotho for ‘my mother’s’), a women’s investment group that will start marketing wine under their own label towards the end of the year.”Source: Wines of South Africalast_img read more

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first_imgDate:  June 22, 2017Time:  11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Location:  Have A Seat! Learning What Children Know Through PlayCover image “Box of balls” by Kristina Kessler is licensed Creative Commons CC BY 2.0.When we want to understand what children know and can do, we often turn to tests and other conventional assessment practices. However, what really allows us to get to know children, is when we sit beside them and play. This webinar will provide a context for seeing authentic assessment as the means by which we get to know children, and foster their development and learning. Recommended practices and research on how to assess children during play will be provided.  Plan to join us on June 22, 2017.Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak is a {r}evolutionary speaker, researcher, and play advocate. Through podcasts, blogs, free resources, and trainings, Kristie inspires and supports early educators in {r}evolutionizing their teaching. Kristie spent 16 years, as faculty, at Kent State University and now trains and coaches early educators worldwide. Kristie is a Past President of the Division for Early Childhood and works with intentness and determination to sort through the clutter and chaos to join seemingly disparate ideas. She also aims to celebrate differences and shared attributes to achieve solutions. You can access her latest solutions on her website.The MFLN FD Early Intervention team offers continuing education credits through the Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) at the University of Illinois for each of our webinars, click here to learn more. For more information on future presentations in the 2016 Family Development webinar series, please visit our professional development website or connect with us via social media for announcements: Facebook & Twitter.last_img read more

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first_imgLearn MoreWhile we have offered plenty of food-for-thought through this blog, we encourage you to delve deeper and learn more about this topic by watching Dr. and Mr. Dice’s webinar. They offer techniques and tools and so much more through this interactive and engaging programming. And, FREE CEUs are offered for one year from the live date of this webinar.This post was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT, the Social Media and Programming Coordination Specialist for the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development concentration on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. By: Bari SobelsonOn Thursday, May 24, 2018, Dr. Tammi Dice and Mr. Tony Dice facilitated a webinar addressing culturally alert communication. Dr. Dice started us off with this insightful and thought-provoking statement: “Rather than striving for cultural competence, my aim is really to be culturally humble because there’s always room for growth and development.” Mr. Dice shared that one of the reasons he has taken an interest in the topic of culturally alert communication is because of some of the undergraduate and graduate diversity courses that “shook him to his core”, suddenly making him very aware of his unearned privileges that he has held his whole life.How do we make sure we are being culturally sensitive with others? By doing the following, we are capable of developing the skills to engage in culturally alert communication:Engage in self-awareness- This requires multiple layers of work.Be open to learning about others- It’s important to take the time to get to know our clients. Instead of just reading a book about their particular culture, ask them questions and appreciate that there are many individual variations within different cultures and the ways in which individuals experience them.Have an awareness of the broader social systems- Think about the influences that these systems have on our clients and their experiences.Why does it matter?All of this is done with intention. It is up to us, as providers, to begin to break down the walls that may come in the room with the client. It’s important to remember the following:As service providers, we have an ethical obligation to our clientsWe could potentially do harm, minimize the impact of our efforts, negate the work we are trying to doWe could scar our clients in a way that would make them averse to further help and treatmentOur clients could lose trust in the systemThis is not an easy task! Dr. Dice will often start her diversity courses with a Walt Whitman quote and ask her students to be open for perspective-taking and help them to recognize the need for empathy. While she doesn’t ask individuals to change their perspective, she does invite them to be open to recognizing that alternative views are just as legitimate. This allows multiple perspectives to be present and for us to be more effective because we aren’t then imposing our own views, beliefs, and values on our clients.Inviting people to become culturally alert will often result in cognitive dissonance where new information and experiences create discomfort. It’s important to challenge yourself that perhaps your are experiencing discomfort because the information you are receiving is unfamiliar. Cognitive dissonance is a healthy and normal process that we engage in for growth and development.  Attempt to practice skills until they are no longer uncomfortable for you.Terms to RememberIntersectionality: We are all made up of many dimensions and all of these intersecting cultural identities have a part, a space in the room. We need to always be aware that every relationship we encounter is diverse on some level. Barriers occur in intervention when we overemphasize one component of a person and fail to recognize others. It is important to continually look at our clients as multifaceted, intersecting individuals with multiple identities. Multiple intersecting, marginalized identities can create large challenges. By acknowledging the challenges of holding marginalized identities, we can begin to recognize the myth of meritocracy.Myth of Meritocracy: The belief that all individuals have equal opportunities. Often when those of marginalized status struggle to achieve, then personal and cultural reasons are assumed to be responsible while the broader social barriers/inequity in society are either not considered or they are ignored. As a result, those individuals get judged by those who have privilege status as “not working hard enough:. Letting go of this myth can allow us to be more alert and aware of the systemic oppression that can occur for so many who identify with underrepresented populations and begin to avoid both unintentional and intentional discrimination.Broaching: Inviting discussions about the differences that exist. Broaching helps to clarify how an individual identifies and communication norms and helps to establish authentic relationships. This does not come naturally but just because it isn’t easy or doesn’t feel comfortable doesn’t mean it’s not effective. It requires practice and the recognition of its benefits. How do we do it? Through asking questions, being sensitive, and responding in an empathetic manner! We store the information that we are given and use it to hep us build the relationship.last_img read more

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first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PBA IMAGESAlmost lost in the intensity of the semifinal series and the rivalry of the team owners involved is the fact that Nash Racela and brother Olsen are squaring off from opposite benches on the hardcourt.Nash, the TNT KaTropa coach, threw a slight joke about it, when asked on what adjustments he is expecting from Barangay Ginebra in Game 3 of their series, which is now tied at 1-1. ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ “No idea,” said Nash. “I know coach Tim (Cone) will do something. I’ll ask Olsen about it.”PBA legend Olsen is Cone’s assistant with the Kings. But he doesn’t have to spill any major secrets for TNT to figure out how it can gain control of the best-of-five affair.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Texters have been consistently holding their own against Barangay Ginebra’s imposing frontline and will again have to cut down the Gin Kings to size anew if they want to score a crucial Game 3 victory Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“We always believe that we’re capable of beating Ginebra. But it takes a lot of focus and a lot of effort to do that,” said Nash. Aussies banner Powerman bets While containing these giants plays a critical role in scoring a win, TNT must also let quintessential playmaker Jayson Castro provide the leadership and make sure Glen Rice Jr. stays out of early foul trouble this time.“We have to stick to our rebounding and defensive game plan,” said Castro in Filipino. “We don’t want to get outhustled just like in Game 1. We should again come out with a lot energy.”Slowed down by leg cramps late in the final period, Castro tallied 20 points and 10 assists in his crucial matchup with Ginebra’s LA Tenorio. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Sealing all possible gaps in the lane, the KaTropa leveled the semifinal showdown by humbling the Gin Kings, 103-96, on a road trip in Batangas City last Wednesday.Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar, Ginebra’s twin wrecking balls in the paint, couldn’t split the space down low efficiently, allowing TNT’s defenders to clamp down on them easily.Even Justin Brownlee, who finished with a game-high 25 points, was smothered by TNT’s choking internal defense in the closing minutes when the Kings attempted to cut down a double-digit advantage.“I think in every position, we are outsized by Ginebra. When they play with a big lineup, it’s really hard to play them,” said Racela.Tony Semarad did an exceptional job on limiting Brownlee’s mobility inside while Kelly Williams and Moala Tautuaa had seven-footer Slaughter and the 6-foot-9 Aguilar in check.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Former champion Foton takes on Generika-Ayala on Thursday, shooting for a win that would keep it out of the cellar of the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Tornadoes gun for a follow up of their previous win by taking on the Lifesavers at 7 p.m. with a win likely to keep them out of a collision course with elimination round topnotcher Petron.ADVERTISEMENT Before that, Sta. Lucia, which lost to Foton on Tuesday, will take on United VC carrying the same goal of avoiding a last-place finish.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Hard work paying off as Lady Eagles run like well-oiled machine PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Friday, August 3, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.In The Community: Come and enjoy music-themed movies on the Swain Green every! Family friendly movies will be shown on Friday nights in August starting at 7:45pm. Tonight’s film is COCO. Check the library’s Facebook page in case of inclement weather. This program is presented by the Wilmington Memorial Library in partnership with the Wilmington Rotary.In The Community: The Yoga Loft Cycle, inside the Yoga Loft at 3 Lopez Road, is celebrating its Grand Opening with free classes. Learn more HERE.At The Library: Just Dance at 10am. Middle Ground Book Club at 3pm. Summer Movies on the Swain at 7:45pm. [[Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Video Exercise at 10am. Special Exercise at 11am. Bingo at 1pm. Cards at 1:30pm. [Learn more HERE.]At The Town Museum: The Wilmington Town Museum is open from 10am to 2pm.In The Community: The Town Beach is open today.  Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more HERE.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For August 17, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For September 11, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For August 13, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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first_imgNewly elected lawmaker and former Chief Minister of Kashmir Farooq Abdullah talks to the media after a meeting with Congress Party chief Sonia Gandhi outside her residence in New Delhi May 19, 2009.REUTERS/Arko DattaFormer Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have threatened that the state will no longer remain a part of India if attempts are made to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution. The statements from the senior politicians, who have always toed the pro-India line in J&K, came after the BJP released its manifesto on Monday promising deletion of Article 370 which grants special status to the state.Farooq Abdullah, the president of National Conference, said that he will not shy away from leading anti-India protests and call for Aazad Kashmir if any attempt is made at deleting Article 370.”I swear by Allah, the Almighty that if they try to abrogate Article 370, Kashmir will get freedom from them. We will no longer remain a part of India. Nobody will hoist the Indian national flag on the soil of Kashmir,” said Farooq Abdullah, who is also contesting Lok Sabha elections from Srinagar constituency.”I think it is God’s will that they are repeatedly trying to fiddle with Article 370. This will naturally pave the way for Aazadi of Kashmir,” he added.He also told the people that Article 370 was a necessary pre-condition on the basis of which J&K aceded to India and the violation of this guideline will lead to separation. “We will not remain quiet. We will fight you,” Abdullah said.Mehbooba Mufti, the president of Peoples Democratic Party, said that repeated attempts to snatch away the special rights of the people of J&K will prove costly to India. She used Urdu poetry to drive home her opinion that India’s fate, peace and harmony will be destroyed if Article 370 is deleted.   IANSA Public Interest Litigation was earlier filed at the Delhi High Court seeking a ban on the candidature of Mehbooba Mufti and Farooq Abdullah in the Lok Sabha polls.Why waste time in court. Wait for BJP to scrap Article 370. It will automatically debar us from fighting elections since Indian constitution won’t be applicable to J&K anymore. Na samjho gay tou mit jaouge aye Hindustan walo. Tumhari dastaan tak bhi na hogi dastaano main. https://t.co/3mvp2lndv2— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) April 8, 2019last_img read more

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first_imgHome minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal`s file photoHome minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Sunday said the government has strengthened security measures for foreign nationals, including diplomats stationed in Dhaka and tourists in the country.“We’ve strengthened security measures and intelligence vigilance,” he told parliament, reports UNB.The home minister informed this to the House while responding to a question of Begum Lutfa Taher, MP (Women Seat 40).Asaduzzaman said the improvement in law-and-order situation and peaceful and stable environment are prerequisites for development activities.The minister mentioned that the government introduced the police helpline app to make sure that people get their desired services.“We’ve already formed an anti-terrorism unit [of police] to prevent terrorism and militants activities in the country,” Asaduzzaman said.He said the government agencies concerned have been working to make the country free from illegal drugs.“We’re talking about a social movement. We’re working on a mechanism to fully control the illegal use of drug,” he said recalling the prime minister’s zero tolerance to drugs policy.Responding to a question, the minister said the law will take its own course if anybody takes law in his or her own hand.last_img

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