US factories grew at faster pace in January

WASHINGTON — American factories grew at a slightly faster pace in January than in the previous month when there had been a big slowdown in manufacturing activity.The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Friday that its manufacturing index rose to 56.6 last month, up from a reading 54.3 in December. Anything above 50 signals growth in manufacturing.The January gain of 2.3 percentage points followed a December plunge of 4.5 percentage points which had been the biggest drop in a decade. The January rebound was driven by strong gains in new orders and production.Analysts at Oxford Economics called the rebound an encouraging sign of continued momentum in manufacturing.Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press

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Spains Pedro Sanchez Morocco Essential Partner for Spain Europe

Rabat – Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has said that his country’ ties with Morocco are strong and strategic, calling the North African country a “special ally” for Spain.Sanchez made his remarks in an interview in the May-June edition of Politica Exterior, leading Spanish magazine on foreign policy.In the interview, the Spanish PM stressed the strategic nature of the diplomatic ties between Madrid and Rabat. He particularly cited cooperation on “topics of shared interests” such as migration, anti-terrorism, and economic cooperation. “The economic and human dimensions of the Morocco-Spain relations” mean that, besides being “good neighbors,” the two countries “enjoy friendly and very close ties in many fields.”While pointing out in the interview that there are other countries in the Mediterranean and Maghreb that are also “geographically close to Spain,” Sanchez said Morocco deserved “a special mention” for the strength and “strategic significance” of its partnership with Spain.“Morocco is an essential partner for Spain and for my government.”In news reports, agreements on external borders security and intelligence sharing are usually the most recurring talking points of  the Madrid-Rabat cooperation.According to Sanchez, however, the success of the countries’ cooperation lies in a balanced blending of many other aspects. In addition to security and economy, the two allies put an equal emphasis on the human side of their cooperation.“Progress and prosperity in Morocco are determining for stability in the Mediterranean and in Spain,” he said.The point was a reference to the human factor of the emerging Euro-African agenda on migration that stresses the need to invest in socio-economic prosperity in origin and transit countries to curb the irregular migratory flow to Europe.The EU recently promised Morocco €140 million to assist the country’s efforts on migration. But statements from Moroccan officials have indicated that months since Brussels pledged the new package, nothing has yet bet delivered.Sanchez said Spain will throw its weight behind Morocco to ensure that the country gets the entirety of the funds and logistic support Europe promised, noting that Morocco’s “important efforts on migration need to be supported.” read more

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UN Committee demands probe on Sisira Mendis

The UN Committee against Torture has demanded an investigation on the allegations against  former Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Sisira Mendis.Mendis was part of the Sri Lankan delegation at the last session of the UN Committee against Torture which concluded today, when Sri Lanka was examined. The Committee today said it was shocked at the presence of Sisira Mendis as part of the Sri Lankan delegation. Mendis was head of the CID under the former Government when the CID was accused of torture in a UN investigations report. In a detailed report on Sri Lanka released today, the UN Committee against Torture called on the Government to provide detailed information on the role Mendis played when the allegations of torture were raised against the CID. (Colombo Gazette) Full report: read more

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Aligning Expectations Key to Project Success

Identifying the Hidden Challenges Facing IT Infrastructure Elizabeth (Beth) English January 02, 2019 Complexity and rapid technological advancement are making data center environments difficult to navigate. If they don’t match, it’s far better to iron out the differences before you sign a contract — while you still have the leverage and the ability to change your decision, if needed. Include your RFP and the vendor’s response in the final contract AND be sure that those documents have precedence if the terms of the contract conflict with what the vendor promised in its proposal. Enterprise IT Infrastructure Spending on the Rise Michelle Burbick January 10, 2019 Cloud and software continue to impact enterprise IT spending on collaboration infrastructure. “SCTC Perspectives” is written by members of the Society of Communications Technology Consultants, an international organization of independent information and communications technology professionals serving clients in all business sectors and government worldwide.Tags:News & ViewsRFPSOWproject managementOrganization & ManagementBest PracticesConsultant PerspectivesNews & ViewsSCTC Articles You Might Like sctcperspective_Small.png If you’re in the situation where you don’t discover a disconnect, you can go back to the proposal and show the vendor where it agreed to your requirements. Including the documents, with precedence, in the contract legally obligates the vendor to meeting your requirements. In response to a question about a typical installation plan, one of the proposals referred me to an attachment. I couldn’t find it, so I contacted the vendor and asked for it. While it’s normal to review the SOW during contract negotiations, in this case seeing it during the proposal evaluation phase was extremely valuable. See All in Organization & Management » If you don’t see the SOW until you’re negotiating the contract, give it your full attention. The RFP spells out expectations from a buyer’s point of view. The SOW shows what the seller plans to provide. The price more than doubled. Ouch! So what lessons did I learn? The vendor’s SOW made it clear that there was a huge disconnect between what the client and vendor were expecting. It’s always better to understand this (and get it corrected, if that’s what you want) before giving “final” numbers to upper management. “Houston, we have a problem!” After many projects, I still learn new things with every one. And here’s an old lesson that was reinforced yet again: Eyeing Diversity & Inclusion at EC19 Michelle Burbick March 07, 2019 What sort of diversity and inclusion policies make sense for your enterprise? Cisco & Social Responsibility: Going Beyond the Norm Zeus Kerravala October 04, 2019 Company’s mission includes ending poverty, through partnership with international advocacy group Global Citizen. In this case, I talked it over with the client and it wanted to give the vendor a chance to make corrections. So I dug into the document, noted all of the issues that I found, then sent it back to the vendor asking for adjustments in configuration and pricing to match the RFP’s requirements. One of the best things about working in our industry is that there’s always something new to learn. It’s never boring! Instead of a “typical” plan, the vendor provided a full-blown scope of work (SOW). Normally, I don’t see a SOW until the final solution has been determined and we’re in contract negotiations. So it was unusual to see it at this point in the process. It started while evaluating proposals submitted in response to a request for proposal (RFP) that I’d created for my client. The RFP included sections on system capabilities and necessary features, as well as one that outlined installation and support requirements. Log in or register to post comments In reading the document, it became apparent in the first couple of pages that the SOW didn’t match the RFP specifications. Key requirements, such as call recording, hadn’t been included in the SOW. Other types of work, such as placing the phones, were a customer responsibility (even though the RFP made it clear the vendor was supposed to do this). In another situation, ignoring the client’s requirements stated in the RFP could easily result in the elimination of the proposal from further consideration. On a recent project, I ran into a new situation. I think this lesson learned is worth sharing. Getting a Handle on Your Communications Expenses Barbara A Grothe December 14, 2018 10 questions to ask your Telecom Expense Management (TEM) provider. project-planning.jpg I wouldn’t want to be the one who had to ask for twice the money after having received approval for the project budget. read more

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5 things to watch for Ohio State v San Diego State

Shelby Lum / Photo editorOhio State football players warm up before a game against Buffalo Aug. 31, at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 40-20.1. The Return of Bradley RobyEven though OSU coach Urban Meyer would not say whether Roby will start against San Diego State, it is hard to believe the redshirt junior cornerback wouldn’t see significant playing time. The presence of the preseason All-American and Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist is much-needed for a secondary that will also see the return of another starter in redshirt-senior safety C.J. Barnett. Roby’s ability to take the opponent’s best receiver out of the game is something the Buckeyes will need once Big Ten play starts in three weeks. It will be interesting to see how much Meyer plays him. 2. Can Jordan Hall repeat his performance from last week? How does redshirt-junior Rod Smith figure into the equation?Last week Hall got the start at running back for the Buckeyes, and instead of just filling in while OSU waited for the return of suspended running backs redshirt-junior Rod Smith and senior Carlos Hyde, he put up a career-high 159 yards and two touchdowns. Now, with the return of Smith, the pressure will be on Hall to repeat his performance from last week, or risk losing his spot. SDSU allowed 172 yards rushing last week against Eastern Illinois, so the opportunity could be there for Hall to impress again. 4. Did the Buckeyes learn their lesson after suffering cramps last week?Several key members for OSU, including starting junior quarterback Braxton Miller, left last week’s win over Buffalo at different points in the game due to cramping. With temperatures likely to be in the mid-80s again Saturday, hydration both before and during the game will be important. Meyer called the cramping “a concern” following the win, so seeing if the issue was addressed will be a storyline to watch. 3. Will OSU’s front seven be able to contain SDSU running back Adam Muema?SDSU’s junior running back Adam Muema left the Aztecs’ 40-19 loss midway through the first half because of an ankle injury but is expected to be full-go against OSU Saturday. Muema will still be a focus of the Buckeye defense Saturday, as he finished with 1,458 yards last season to go along with 16 touchdowns. Against Buffalo, the Buckeyes only allowed 73 rushing yards, but the Bulls did not have a back of the quality of Muema. Junior linebacker Ryan Shazier and company will have to slow Muema if the Buckeyes hope to continue their 13-game unbeaten streak. 5. Will the Buckeyes get complacent?After SDSU, the Buckeyes are scheduled to face California, a member of a BCS conference in the Pac-12. Although the Mountain West Conference has earned some respect over the past few years, it still does not consistently compare to the Big Ten, Pac-12 or other members of the BCS. With that in mind, the Buckeyes need to focus on the task at hand and not look ahead to next week’s clash with the Golden Bears. If OSU does not keep focused, the Aztecs could come out of the gate quickly and grab an early lead. The game could become more complicated for the Buckeyes if they have to play from behind, so they need to keep their minds on the game at hand. read more

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BHP Billiton announces plan of arrangement to acquire Anglo Potash

first_imgFurther underlining the current interest in potash, BHP Billiton has entered into a definitive agreement with Anglo Potash to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Anglo Potash at a price of C$8.15 cash per common share. Anglo Potash’s only asset is its 25% interest in the Canadian potash joint venture development project in which BHP Billiton has a 75% interest. If approved, this acquisition will deliver to BHP Billiton 100% control of the Joint Venture.The total equity value of the transaction is some C$284 million on a fully diluted basis. BHP Billiton Diamonds & Specialty Products President Graham Kerr said, “our Canadian potash position comprises a worldclass development with over 7,338 km2 of highly prospective exploration permits in the immediate vicinity of existing major Saskatchewan potash mines. Today’s announcement is consistent with BHP Billiton’s strategy of capturing and developing premium growth options in long-life, low cost natural resources with a focus on delivering shareholder and stakeholder value”.last_img read more

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Brazil finally overhauls its 1967 mining law

first_imgAs outlined in a Reuters report, Brazil’s President Michel Temer issued two decrees this week overhauling 50-year-old mining laws in attempt to draw investment to the sector and implementing rules on the collection of higher mining royalties.The changes to the 1967 mining code include measures to allow for mining titles to be used as guarantees for financing, aimed at stimulating investment in sector and to allow miners to continue exploring for minerals while production license applications are pending, the Mines and Energy Ministry said. The decree will also apply stricter rules to miners for the recovery of degraded areas and mine closure planning, the ministry said. “What we are announcing today reflects the best practices internationally in mining,” Temer said at a signing ceremony in the presidential palace. “We want mining that is increasingly competitive, innovative and sustainable.”Reuters reported first on the presidential measures last week, citing sources. “The decree, which will bypass Congress, makes similar changes to the mining code that were proposed last year but failed to pass the legislature. A separate presidential decree implements rules passed by Congress last year on the collection and redistribution of mining royalties on a variety of minerals. The decree confirms that municipalities affected by mining that takes place elsewhere will receive a portion of the royalties, a move seen benefiting Maranhao, Rio de Janeiro and Espirito Santo states which transport vast quantities of minerals from the interior of the country.”last_img read more

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Why Keane and ONeills coalition is the Metal Machine Music of Irish

first_img(Roy Keane won 67 caps with Ireland as a player — David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images)Admittedly, his subsequent time spent as Ipswich boss was an unequivocal disappointment, marred by a series of transfer flops, in which he took a side pushing for promotion and turned them into relegation candidates.So Keane failed at Ipswich. Just as Brendan Rodgers failed at Reading. And Harry Redknapp failed at Southampton. And Mauricio Pochettino came a cropper at Espanyol. Yet the latter three managers are still considered highly astute, whereas somehow Keane’s name is mud in British football. He’s known as a coach who “needs money,” as Alex Ferguson recently stated, to have any hope of thriving in management. Of course, Keane and O’Neill could be complete failures, but so could Guus Hiddink or anyone else brave/crazy enough to accept a job that even one of Ireland’s own players has gone so far as to label a “poisoned chalice”. Hence, if Graham Taylor thought the England position was an “impossible job,” then surely the Irish role must, by comparison, seem suited solely to people willing to offer themselves up as a form of human piñata.There have been several fans and commentators very quick to cast aspersions, in particular, on Keane’s lack of success as a coach, but can his time at Sunderland really be considered an outright failure? People are very eager to focus on the negative elements of his tenure there, but it’s often overlooked that he took a side short on confidence in the Championship relegation zone and promptly got them promoted to the Premier League. Granted, he was far from spectacularly successful thereafter, but Sunderland haven’t exactly thrived since he left. In fact, they have steadily gotten worse and this year, are strong candidates for relegation back to the very position from which Keane rescued them. THE TRAPATTONI ERA, as has been pointed out before on this site, was like a bad cover version of the Charlton years.Sure, we reached the Euros, we watched the countless player fallings out and acquired a certain amount of success playing a very basic style of football, but unlike Charlton’s time in charge, there was almost always a sense of irrevocable joylessness characterising the Italian manager’s tenure.Whereas under Charlton, the highpoint was qualifying for a major tournament in the form of Italia 90, with Trapattoni, making the Euros was arguably the most depressing experience of his entire time in charge.So in musical terms, if Charlton was Lou Reed’s original 1972 version of ‘Perfect Day,’ Trapattoni was the star-studded but ultimately hollow remake that topped the charts in 1997 — orchestrated by an individual with a great track record, but whose best days were now patently behind him.And if anything, the soon-to-be-appointed Roy Keane/Martin O’Neill coalition is Irish football’s equivalent of the late singer’s Metal Machine Music album — it’s a bold, experimental, somewhat baffling, last desperate bid at greatness, whose key figures have enjoyed highly successful careers that sadly appear to be winding down.Granted, it’s hugely risky appointment, but be honest with yourself. Would you really rather see anyone else get the job? Fans complained that the Trapattoni era lacked entertainment value, so Keane and O’Neill look like the perfect antidote to the predominantly bland style imposed by the Italian, where the only thing more tedious than watching the team play was spending time listening to his half-baked jargon during press conferences and post-match interviews.center_img Nevertheless, Keane’s prospective appointment is not the first time a big decision made by Martin O’Neill has been doubted. One of his first orders of business as Celtic boss was to sign Chris Sutton. The Englishman had previously been bought for £10million by Chelsea in 1999 (a lot of money in those days) and flopped so badly that he now makes the same club’s infamous £50 million purchase of Fernando Torres look unbelievably astute by comparison.O’Neill, however, was adamant that he was signing the striker. Celtic majority shareholder Dermot Desmond, on the other hand, was reluctant to part with the £6million required for Sutton’s services, just as the FAI are now presumably unsure whether the Keane appointment is a good idea. But O’Neill told Desmond in no uncertain terms whose judgement mattered the most in that instance, and he was ultimately proven right, with the English forward going on to enjoy a highly successful career at Celtic Park.So if given a choice of whether to listen to the doom-and-gloom merchants or O’Neill, I know who I’d trust, and it’s likely many fans would also back the 61-year-old.Yet perhaps most importantly of all, for the first time arguably in years, there is a sense of excitement and optimism surrounding the Irish team. Perhaps it will turn out to be misplaced, but even the most hard-hearted cynic would struggle not to be somewhat enticed by the inherent romance emanating from this latest improbable development.And my advice for those people that are still unmoved by this prospect? Take a walk on the wild side.‘I want to go to the press conferences’ – Dunphy on Keane’s Irish link>Keane and O’Neill scheduled for ITV duty in San Sebastian this week>last_img read more

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England coach Eddie Jones to avoid public transport following train abuse

first_imgEngland coach Eddie Jones to avoid public transport following train abuse Jones was reportedly subjected to physical and verbal abuse on a train journey and has vowed to avoid public transport from now on. Thursday 1 Mar 2018, 3:06 PM Short URL Follow us: Mar 1st 2018, 8:17 AM Zimbabwe to the Ireland U20s – Angus Curtis following in family footstepsCarbery knows minutes are key but puts absolute trust in Schmidt “For me to travel on public transport, I thought was OK. I’m a human being. I don’t consider myself any different from anyone else. But I’ll make sure I won’t in future. It’s as simple as that. I can’t, because it was shown on Sunday what happens when I do.“That’s the world we live in. It wasn’t comfortable. It was a bit of both [physical and verbal]. After a loss, no I wouldn’t [catch a train again]. It’s part of the challenge.“When I came to England, I knew there were going to be challenges. As an Australian coaching England, there were always going to be challenges and that’s just one of them.”Asked whether he was surprised by the incident, Jones added: “Massively, but that’s the world we live in.“I don’t want to get into it, guys. I don’t want to make a big deal about it. It’s over and done with. We march on – we’ve got a game against France.”England face France in Paris on March 10. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article England coach Eddie Jones Updated at 15.07ENGLAND COACH EDDIE Jones vowed to never use public transport again after allegedly being subjected to physical and verbal abuse on a train journey following his side’s Six Nations defeat to Scotland.Jones is reported to have travelled standard class from Edinburgh to Manchester on Sunday, watching Manchester United take on Chelsea at Old Trafford before later continuing his journey to London.It is claimed Jones faced both physical and verbal abuse from others on the train and the Australian says he will review his future transport arrangements. He was also verbally abused as he left the station in Manchester.“I try and do the right thing by the fans but if that happens then you’ve got to have a look at your own safety,” said Jones. “I never knock back a request for a selfie unless I’m racing to somewhere. I did a lot. Source: Dan Roan/Twitter 33,284 Views England coach Eddie Jones Scottish Rugby is appalled by the verbal abuse suffered by Eddie Jones. The disgusting behaviour of those involved does not represent the values of our sport or its fans. The dignity Eddie and the England team showed on Saturday is in stark contrast to this ugly incident.— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) March 1, 2018 Source: Scottish Rugby/Twitter 47 Comments By The42 Team VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: England coach Eddie Jones being verbally abused as he arrived in Manchester on Sunday after rail journey from Edinburgh. Disgusting after he was good enough to pose for photos. Now says doesn’t feel safe on public transport. (Warning: contains offensive language)— Dan Roan (@danroan) March 1, 2018 The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Share101 Tweet Email2 last_img read more

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PFA chief Taylor confident review will go ahead

first_imgIn response to media criticism, PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor insists an independent review of the organisation will take place soon.Back in November 2018, Taylor wrote to members of the PFA, forming them he and the board would be recommending a QC-led independent review into the “structure and operation of the organisation”.Reports are rife the announcement of the review was preceded criticism aimed at Taylor, who has been in the role 38 years, over his annual salary and management issues.A statement from the PFA chief disclosed via Sky: “In the light of recent media interest I wish to clarify the situation with regard to the proposed Independent Review of the PFA.“A decision has been made by the Trustees and the Management Committee to appoint Sport Resolutions as the appropriate body to conduct the review. Sport Resolutions are in the process of constituting the panel that will conduct the review and will finalise the Terms of Reference and scope of the review.“The independent review will look into the (i) governance; (ii) management; and (iii) policies, procedures and operations of the PFA, with the aim of ensuring the PFA operates effectively, in accordance with the highest standards and in the best interests of its members.English Premier League flops of the week Taimoor Khan – August 25, 2019 The third round of English Premier League football is pretty much over and we need to take a look at players and coaches who…“Mindful of the PFA’s role to protect, improve and negotiate the conditions, rights, and status of all professional football players by collective bargaining agreements, the Independent Review’s objectives will be to make recommendations on any changes necessary to implement best practice.Remarkable power vacuum at top of British sport; CEO vacancies at UK Sport, BOA & UK Athletics. But especially in football where Prem League, FA & EFL all need new CEOs. Interesting to see if PFA supremo Gordon Taylor bucks trend & continues to cling to power after 2018 revolt— Dan Roan (@danroan) February 20, 2019“The Panel will aim to submit its findings to the Trustees and Management Committee of the PFA as soon as reasonably practicable (whilst ensuring that it comprehensively delivers on the agreed scope).“In the spirit of accountability and transparency, the Key Findings and Recommendations will be published by the PFA as soon as practicable after its completion (whilst ensuring that any necessary confidentiality is maintained).”last_img read more

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Juventus strongly interested in rehiring Paul Pogba

first_imgJuventus reportedly study various ways to lure Paul Pogba back to Turin, probably in the next summer transfer windowThe 25-year-old star has spent five years at the Allianz Stadium where he established himself as one of the best midfielders in Europe.Still, the tall Frenchman has decided to return to Manchester United where he started his football career. During his 3-year spell at Old Trafford, Pogba became a cornerstone of Red Devils’ midfield along with Nemanja Matic.However, a recent argument with Jose Mourinho seems to have made a negative impact on the France international.Ever since Mourinho has announced he won’t be handing the captain’s armband to his headline performer, Pogba’s displays have dropped notably.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Currently unhappy with his life in the Premier League and nostalgic about his time in Serie A, Pogba allegedly thinks of making another switch.According to the Italian publication, Calciomercato, Juventus Sporting Director Fabio Paratici hopes to capitalize on current Pogba’s situation to bring him back to Italy.The EPL giants have already expressed their interest in two Bianconeri players, with both Alex Sandro and Medhi Benatia ending up in Mourinho’s crosshairs.Therefore, Paratici plans to offer both defenders to Manchester United, hoping it could soft Red Devils to renounce Pogba’s services to resolve their defensive problems.Although no timeline for a potential deal was mentioned, it seems most likely that the transfer would be completed in the summer unless the reigning Serie A champions find a reason to push for a deal in January.last_img read more

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Salmon runs on Yukon River strong enough to allow for larger mesh

first_imgYukon River subsistence fishermen are getting a chance to put their king salmon nets in the water.So far this summer, state and federal managers have allowed for the retention of kings from 6-inch mesh gillnets, which are designed for chum salmon. But now, short openings utilizing 7.5-inch mesh nets to target king salmon are being scheduled or have already occurred.7.5-inch mesh is the legal maximum for gillnets in the Yukon River drainage, but restrictions on king salmon fishing for the past five years have meant that the large mesh nets haven’t seen much fishing time. The last targeted subsistence opening for kings with 7.5-inch nets during the main part of the run was in 2012.According to Fish and Game Yukon River Summer Season Manager Holly Carroll, the king run is strong enough to absorb a larger subsistence harvest this year, and managers wanted to give subsistence users the most efficient means possible to catch some kings.“We readily admit that giving people 6-inch opportunity for most folks is just a summer chum opportunity. When there’s a lot of summer chum in the water, it’s hard for people to catch those kings with 6-inch gear,” Carroll said. “And we realize that a lot of people, while they may have met their summer chum goals, may not have met any of their king subsistence needs. This was just our way of providing a small, limited opportunity with gear that is better able to target those kings.”Fish and Game is also making good on a preseason promise to offer king salmon fishing periods on a set schedule with plenty of advanced notice – as opposed to recent years when short subsistence openings were announced at the last minute.Fish and Game is currently predicting a total king salmon run size on the Yukon of between 150,000-175,000 fish – which would be in the middle or upper end of the Department’s preseason projection.last_img read more

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Is testing Juneaus student athletes for drugs and alcohol effective

first_imgCamden Erickson and Nick Tipton spar during a Thunder Mountain High School wrestling practice on December 12, 2018 (Photo by Annie Bartholemew/KTOO)The Juneau School District has been randomly drug testing student athletes since 2009. But among administrators, students, parents and coaches, there doesn’t seem to be a consensus about its purpose or its effectiveness.Nine years later, apart from anecdotal reports, there is little hard evidence to show that it’s succeeded in keeping kids off of drugs and alcohol.The policy originated from a grassroots effort to address growing drug use among high school students. Since then, the district has spent anywhere from $11,000 to $46,000 a year on drug tests. Even in the face of budget cuts in 2013, the district opted to keep the policy in place.“The feedback from the administrators at the high schools at the time was that, even if they had to figure out a way to administer this process without additional staff, they would figure it out because they felt like it was so important,” said Kristin Bartlett, the district’s chief of staff.Here’s how it works: A kid will get pulled out of class to take a urine test, and then a technician analyzes it immediately. They test for a range of substances, including cocaine, marijuana, opiates, oxycontin, tobacco and alcohol. Depending on budget constraints, as much as 15 percent of each sports roster is randomly tested, once a week and only while in season.If the test is positive, parents are notified and the student is asked to produce another sample, which is sent out to a lab for confirmation. Every week the testing service sends the school a report of positive results. The consequences for a confirmed positive test include suspension from sports as well as an online course about the effects of substance abuse. Suspensions from sports range from 10 days to a full year depending on how many times the kid has been caught with a positive test.(PDF courtesy of Juneau-Douglas High School Site Council)Jake Jacoby, Thunder Mountain High School’s activities director, described the number of positive tests he’s seen in fours years on the job as steady and low.“Not very many,” Jacoby said during an interview, adding, “I would say at least half of the maybe eight to ten positive tests we’ve had in the last four years have been tobacco-related.”But beyond handling these cases one by one as they come up, the district doesn’t seem to be tracking the program’s effectiveness — that is, has mandatory testing actually reduced the number of kids using drugs and alcohol over the years?“It would be hard for us to measure that with some kind of statistical validity of any sort,” said Juneau-Douglas High School principal Paula Casperson.To try to compile that kind of data for Thunder Mountain athletes, Jacoby said he’d have to go back through years of hard-copy weekly reports.“It’s not going to happen anytime soon,” Jacoby added.Higher-ups have the same answer. Interim Superintendent Bridget Weiss said in an email that “anecdotally we have few positive [test results],” but that the district does not keep yearly records of the number of positive tests. The consensus there is that the district doesn’t have the time or capacity to keep track of year-over-year testing results.So how do they know it’s working? Weiss says that the program is meant to give kids a reason to say “no,” rather than catch them in the act. That’s something Casperson as well as Rhonda Hickok, assistant principal at Thunder Mountain, echoed.“It kind of gave kids an out, if they didn’t have the courage before,” Hickok said in an interview. “We know peer pressure is pretty high, and it could be a challenge for some kids to not be able to say no. Well now they had an out that they could say, ‘No, I participate in this program and I could be drug tested, so I can’t do this.’”On top of that, Hickok said that the district has taken strides to train teachers to identify risk behaviors, including a two-day drug impairment training program for administrators alongside the Juneau Police Department. The school also holds educational sessions with athletes and their parents about the consequences of drug and alcohol abuse.Another common refrain from administrators is that the drug policy opened the door to a larger community discussion about youth substance abuse.“It really elevated the conversation, and people opened up about what the problems were, and people shared more information about how to get help and how to prevent it in the first place,” Bartlett said. “That, I think, contributed a lot to the reduction in the incidences that we were seeing.”Even without hard numbers, Activities Director Jacoby said he’s confident reports of athlete drug use are just less prevalent. “That sort of conversation I don’t hear anymore,” he said. “I think that it’s a pretty serious deterrent to know that, that you’re in a pool of people that could be tested on a weekly basis.”But talking to kids and parents, you might hear a different story.At a Thunder Mountain wrestling practice last month, some players doubted the effectiveness of testing, and others weren’t even sure it’s happening. Wrestling sophomore Nate Houston and senior Derek Mason debated the latter point in the hallway outside the auxiliary gym.“I haven’t heard of anybody on the team getting tested,” Mason said.“We got drug-tested for football. I just didn’t get drug-tested,” Houston said. “Only just like a few kids got drug-tested.”“Jacoby at the front office said that no one got drug-tested for football,” Mason countered.The boys said their wrestling season was about halfway over, but neither of them had been tested yet. Over the phone, Jacoby confirmed that the school’s wrestlers are being tested, but because of the small size of the team, it’s at most one or two kids per week.Most kids said they wouldn’t change the current system, but they also agree that testing doesn’t prevent kids who want to use drugs from using them. “It just depends on the kid, you know?” said Camden Erickson, a senior at Thunder Mountain. “I think if a kid really wants to do drugs, it’s not going to matter if he’s in season or not.”The small sample size might actually be part of why some athletes feel comfortable risking it. “I knew some kids that got drug-tested five or six times in a season,” said Trevor Jones, a former Thunder Mountain swimmer who graduated in 2015. “And then like, my last two years in high school, I didn’t get drug-tested at all.”Beyond the testing, some student athletes say that even the educational part of the district’s drug policy isn’t particularly effective.“A lot of students, it just goes over their heads,” Sunny Tveten, a senior on the Juneau-Douglas swim team said over the phone, adding, “They don’t pay much mind to it because many of the students who have done it, they know how to work their way out of getting caught.”How do they work their way around it? Parents, students — and even Jacoby — report that some kids cheat. “They’ll have other people like, pee for them or whatever,” Erickson said. “I mean, it’s hard to cheat, but it happens.”It’s not clear just how often kids try to subvert the system, but their attitude does throw into question the value of the testing budget. To be clear, even at its highest in 2010, $46,457.50 for the year, the testing budget is a drop in the bucket in a district budget that has grown from around $65 million to over $80 million in the last nine years. That’s one explanation for the program continuing without thorough understanding about what it’s doing.Merry Ellefson, a Juneau-Douglas cross country coach and parent of a Juneau-Douglas student, said over the phone that she’s unclear on the effectiveness of the policy, but “the money that we’re putting into it is so small right now that perhaps it’s doing what it needs to do.” She noted, however, “We also know that there’s a lot of the young people that have figured out the system, and we know there’s kids in our schools walking around with clean pee … in case they get called out.”She laughed, adding, “I mean, they’ve figured it out.”For Ellefson, the bigger issue is making sure kids have a positive, supportive environment in which to get help.“I’m feeling like, if I have kids on my team caught smoking, I’d rather have them smoking and running than not coming to practice,” Ellefson said. “I’d rather have them with this group of young people that are active and making good choices and traveling with me, than spending more time on their own and perhaps unsupervised.”At the same time, parents like Ellefson say it’s unreasonable to expect the district to be solely responsible for solving the issue of substance abuse.“And at the same point, it’s where we are at,” Ellefson added. “We’re all participating … and $11,000 might be an important little wedge in trying to keep our community healthy.”National studies of high school drug testing programs haven’t shown a strong correlation — if any — between testing and lowered substance abuse, arguing that improvements in school environment may be a more effective use of resources to reduce substance abuse. A 2015 statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics denounced “widespread implementation” of testing programs due to a “lack of solid evidence for their effectiveness.”Drug testing is just one part of Juneau School District’s strategy to address the issue, along with education and outreach resources. But seemingly satisfied with anecdotal evidence, it appears unlikely that administrators will be changing the program anytime soon.last_img read more

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first_imgDominic Nell knew he had to do something.He was shaken by the shooting death of Tamir Rice in 2014.Dominic Nell (left) and Juan Nance (right) stand in the aisle of a Dollar General in West Baltimore, where they are working to have every toy gun and replica firearm removed from shelves. (Photo by Alexis Taylor)He was alarmed by the non-fatal shooting of Baltimore teen, Dedric Colvin in April. But with tension rising between the community and police after the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile – he hit the pavement.The target was clear: Every toy gun that could be the source of a fatal misunderstanding with police had to come off the shelves in West Baltimore.Since earlier this month, the 39-year-old photographer, urban farmer, and mentor has pulled together community organizations and concerned citizens to rid both the Sandtown- Winchester and Penn and North neighborhoods of all toy and replica firearms.“I don’t want another ‘hashtag’ on my shift,” Nell told the AFRO. “I’m challenging parents to stop buying toy guns for their kids and I want stores to stop selling them- at least in Baltimore City.”In exchange for toy guns, Nell, who owns and operates Fresh at the Avenue, is offering a much healthier substitute to stores located in the fresh food deserts across Zone 17.“I’m not just asking storeowners to take something off their shelves- I’m actually replacing it with something people can use every day. We have the ability to put fresh food in these stores everyday of the week,” he said.Nell and his band of community leaders have been to over 20 corner stores and major retailers in Zone 17, the area of West Baltimore where his family runs six generations deep. They have been met with little resistance.“We took all the guns that they had to the front counter and we said ‘either we buy them all or you put them away.’ They chose to put them away,” said Juan Nance, a Baltimore educator, entrepreneur, and mentor who took to the streets with Nell.Nance, 39, told the AFRO the initiative is about more than just preventing negative interactions with authorities.“People are also using fake guns for very real robberies. People don’t even know that they are being robbed with a fake gun,” he said. “As an educator, I also know how children are programmed at early ages. They are guided to do things they see.”Baltimore Police Department officials say they fully support the efforts.“We all have the same goal in mind,” said T.J. Smith, spokesman for the Baltimore Police Department. “A replica firearm in a community plagued with gun violence is only encouraging familiarity and use of an object like that. We’re not talking about orange see- through water pistols. We’re talking about black- sometimes steel- dead ringers for firearms.”“We’re in a city where over 290 people were killed by a handgun last year,” Smith said in a sit-down with the AFRO. “That’s not unique to Baltimore- but it’s on the higher end of what we see nationally. It doesn’t make sense to play with something that looks like an object that killed over 290 people and injured hundreds more.”Councilman Nick Mosby, who represents the seventh district in Zone 17, believes the bigger problem is the “normalization of guns.”Mosby said his mother did not purchase or allow him to play with toy guns as a child. “It’s something that we need to stop normalizing,” he said. “Handgun violence is significantly impacting black men in Baltimore and across the country.”Nell and his group are targeting all toy and replica guns that could easily be mistaken for the real firearms they imitate perfectly up close or at a distance.Alan Kaufman, senior vice- president of technical affairs for The Toy Industry Association, said the general public needs more clarity on laws and definitions related to toy guns.“Toy guns and imitation firearms are already regulated for marking at the federal level,” said Kaufman, noting that states and municipalities can add on additional restrictions and regulations.According to federal law, if the toy or imitation gun is not a bright, non-traditional color for a firearm or transparent, then it must at least have an orange tip or a blaze orange marking that is no less than six millimeters wide.None of these regulations apply to “traditional B-B, paint-ball, or pellet-firing air guns that expel a projectile through the force of compressed air, compressed gas or mechanical spring action.”Kaufman said “what is sometimes called a ‘toy’ is an item outside of that law that does not have to adhere to the requirements because it is not seen as a toy. The word ‘toy’ is used loosely and somewhat incorrectly.”The BB gun 14-year-old Colvin had when shot by Baltimore police on April 27 was a $25 Daisy Powerline 340 air pistol.Joe Murfin, vice president of public relations for Daisy Outdoor Products, said “air guns are not toys or replicas- they do shoot a steel or lead projectile in a rate of speed can cause serious injury or death if you misused.”When asked about the company’s products and their role in police-involved shootings, Murfin said “a BB gun is a gun. It’s not a ‘mistake for a gun’ – it is a gun. If someone wants to use it criminally- or make a bad decision, you are looking at someone mishandling a gun.”Murfin said that Daisy products come with a warning against brandishing their BB guns in public spaces. He also said that BB guns should be used only for “practice, competition, pest control and small game hunting.”“When the community outlaws something like this, they are outlawing a very product that could teach someone how to be responsible with a gun,” said Murfin.Though many issues surround both real and toy guns, Kaufman doubts children will stop playing cops and robbers any time soon. “Children have done it for many years and will continue to do it for years to come,” he said.According to Nell, however, the game comes with rules that aren’t so simple for Black children in Baltimore.“A little White boy with a toy gun isn’t a threat- a six foot black boy playing cops and robbers with a toy gun on Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore is a target,” he said. “I look at that little orange tip and I know it isn’t going to safe a life alone- it’s just an orange clip.”last_img read more

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VAIO Releases New SX12 Ultrabook In The United States

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first_img2020 AsiaasiaTrafalgar Halong BayTrafalgar has released its 2020 Asia itineraries, with the addition of nine new trips, building on the customer demand for more itineraries that uncover the real Asia.New additions for 2020 include the Saigon and Bangkok Explorer, an exciting new trip in its City Explorer series, allowing guests to do a deep dive into the sights and cultures of these two epic Asian metropolises. Available as a 9-day stand-alone trip or with the 3-day Phuket extension, this trip allows guests to gain an intimate understanding of each city, exploring it at a more leisurely pace, cutting down on inter-destination travel. This City Explorer includes experiences such as Be My Guest dining featuring a farm-to-table lunch on an organic farm outside Ho Chi Minh and a trip to the former home of American businessman Jim Thompson who revitalised the Thai silk industry in the 50s and 60s, including a visit to the factory to understand the skill that goes into making these luxurious textiles.“We are so excited to be unlocking more of Asia in 2020, with our 9 new trips being a reflection of how much our guests love exploring Asia with Trafalgar” said Janice Farnum, the brand’s Director of Product for Asia and Africa. “With four nights in each destination, one of my personal favourites, which I know guests will love, is our new Saigon and Bangkok Explorer. They can settle into the rhythm of these iconic cities and really feel like a local – which is what we’re all about” she said.The brand also continues to stay true to its commitment to using travel as a force for good, by including at least one JoinTrafalagar experience on every Asia trip, where guests make a meaningful difference in the places they visit – such as enjoying a performance by a group of blind youth musicians that supports the work of the Ho Chi Minh Blind Centre to provide training and opportunities for the visually impaired and a moving visit to the Tibetan Refugee Center in Darjeeling. As part of the company’s core mission to incorporate sustainable practices into all facets of their business model, the brand is making travel matter on their trips and across their supply chain, including the goal to become plastic free by 2022 under the guidance of their parent company The Travel Corporation.Also new in 2020, Trafalgar guests will experience local life with a family during the internationally adored Holi festival on our Colourful India – Celebrate Holi trip. Trafalgar is also extending its Be My Guest series, featuring a brand new Japanese Kaiseki and Tea Experience, where guests take part in a Yamato tea drinking ceremony with a local family, before visiting their beautiful mountainside tea plantation.“With the colours of Holi, our incredible Be My Guests, our wonderful Travel Directors and experiences that ignite the senses, Trafalgar Asia 2020 offers more for guests than ever before. And with JoinTrafalgar initatives on all our Asia itineraries, I’m proud we can enable guests to make a positive impact in the places we visit. It’s a travel experience you cannot get elsewhere.” said Ms Farnham. last_img read more

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