Related Items: Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. ShareTweetShareShareEmail Click to comment ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe ALL Star team of ASOBAL 2014/2015 is announced. All seven players and the coach coming from FC Barcelona, who had amazing season with all seven trophies in their hands.Goalkeeper:Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas Moreno (FC. Barcelona)Left wing: Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson (FC. Barcelona)Left back:Nikola Karabatic (FC. Barcelona)Playmaker:Raúl Entrerríos Rodríguez (FC. Barcelona)Right back:Kiril Lazarov (FC. Barcelona)Right wing:Víctor Tomàs González (FC. Barcelona)Line player :Jesper Brian Noddesbo (FC. Barcelona)Coach:Xavier Pascual Fuertes (FC. Barcelona)
The Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government (M-RCBG) at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) has named Michael Sperling ’08 the winner of the 2008 John T. Dunlop Prize in Business and Government. Sperling received the prize, which is awarded to the graduating senior who writes the best thesis on a challenging public policy issue at the interface of business and government, for his thesis titled “Unintended Consequences of Government Interventions in the Domestic Ethanol Market.” It carries a $500 award.“The business-government relationship affects daily life: from the regulation of pension and health systems to public-private partnerships in energy generation and information-technology systems,” said John Ruggie, Evron and Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of International Affairs at HKS and the Weil Director of M-RCBG. “The John T. Dunlop Thesis Prize allows us to encourage a new generation of thinkers and doers to delve deeply on these issues and explore ways of maximizing public value in the complex interplay of the public and private sectors.”An honorable mention goes to David R. Porter for his thesis “Making Trade Fair: The Negotiation and Implementation of NAFTA Chapter Twenty.”The prize is named after John T. Dunlop, the Lamont University Professor Emeritus, a widely respected labor economist who served as dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences from 1969 to 1973. An adviser to many U.S. presidents, beginning with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dunlop was secretary of labor under Gerald Ford, serving from March 1975 to January 1976. In addition to serving as secretary of labor, Dunlop held many other government posts. Additionally, he served as the second director of the Center for Business and Government from 1987 to 1991. He passed away in 2003.Renamed the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government in 2005, the center focuses on policy issues at the intersection of business and government.
Suicide Six Ski Area,Woodstock Inn & Resort,The Woodstock Inn & Resort Announces Modified Operations for 2020-2021 Season at Suicide Six Ski Area and the Nordic CenterVermont Business Magazine For its 85th season, the Woodstock Inn & Resort’s Suicide Six Ski Area(link is external) will modify operations to prioritize the safety of guests and employees while also ensuring a quality snow experience that are hallmarks of the mountain.“The changes for the 2020-2021 ski season are a necessary shift to protect the health and safety of our patrons and employees,” said Tim Reiter, general manager of Suicide Six Ski Area. “We are excited to provide our valued guests a stellar snow experience while also safeguarding their wellbeing. As winter progresses, we will continue to follow the guidance of public health experts and state government officials.”The operating schedule will be modified to five days per week, opening the lodge and lifts from Wednesday through Sunday. Every guest must complete a ski attestation form(link is external) upon arrival to certify compliance with all state guidelines. Face coverings are required for guests and employees at all times in public spaces such as outdoor seating areas, the parking lot, in the lodge, loading and riding the lifts, and during all ski and snowboard lessons. Masks can be taken down while on the trails or eating.The lodge will have usage and interior capacity limits with access only permitted to the ski shop, equipment rentals, and restrooms. Temperature screening will be mandatory prior to entrance into the base lodge. Movement patterns will be employed and clearly defined to promote social distancing. Storage of personal belongings will not be permitted inside the lodge and patrons’ vehicles will become their lockers.This season all food and beverage services will be offered outside. To ensure a safe, distanced après ski experience Perley’s Pourhouse will serve chef-prepared grab-and-go-meals and to-go bar service. The ski area’s expanded outdoor deck features additional seating, fire pits, and wind cover areas for guests to rest and warm up.Pass prices have been kept at last year’s reduced rate. Ski pass buyers are guaranteed that if the season becomes limited to 30 operating days or less, passes can roll forward to 2021-2022. Daily lift tickets may be limited at peak periods and guests are encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance to minimize in-person transactions. The ski area’s new Heroes Pass will honor active-duty military, veterans, and their spouses, as well as all healthcare and healthcare support workers.Vermont’s leading family ski resort is home to 100 acres of skiing and snowboarding on 24 trails suitable for all skill levels. Compared to larger Northeast ski areas, Suicide Six offers shorter than average lift times and less crowds. Full details of the modified operations at Suicide Six Ski area can be found here: https://www.suicide6.com/2020-21-modified-operations(link is external).The Woodstock Inn & Resort Nordic Center(link is external) provides 45-kilometers of groomed trails surrounding Mt. Peg. Guests can explore the trail network on Nordic skis, fatbikes, or snowshoes. The Nordic Center lodge will have an expanded footprint, allowing for more space in the retail section and additional guest comfort areas. Face coverings will be required for employees and guests in all areas of the Nordic Center, with the exception of while participating in activities on the trails. Trail tickets may be limited at peak periods, and guests are encouraged to purchase online in order to limit in-person transactions.All out-of-state visitors in Vermont must adhere to the latest quarantine requirements(link is external) and are required to are required to fill out a Vermont Certificate of Compliance(link is external).About Suicide Six Ski AreaRecognized as one of the oldest ski areas in the country, Suicide Six has a rich history. America’s first rope tow, introduced on nearby Gilbert’s Farm in 1934, evolved into the opening of Suicide Six in 1936. In 1961 Laurance S. Rockefeller purchased Suicide Six from its founder, Wallace “Bunny” Bertram, as part of his vision for the community of Woodstock. Suicide Six is one of Vermont’s leading family-friendly ski resorts featuring more than 100 acres of skiing on 24 trails with terrain suitable for all abilities.About the Woodstock Inn & ResortLocated in idyllic Woodstock, Vermont, the Woodstock Inn & Resort defines country sophistication in one of New England’s most charming and popular year-round vacation destinations. The 142-room, AAA Four Diamond Resort and a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX Collection, offers award-winning dining in two restaurants, ranked among the finest in New England. The Woodstock Inn & Resort is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation, Inc. Proceeds from Resort operations support The Woodstock Foundation and Billings Farm & Museum education and conservation programs. For more information about the resort visit: www.woodstockinn.com(link is external).About Preferred Hotels & ResortsThe Woodstock Inn & Resort is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Lifestyle Collection, which represents premier global properties that offer engaging stays and memorable moments. Authentic, intelligent, and approachable, this diverse collection presents hotels and resorts featuring responsive service and local dining that articulate culture and style. For more information, visit PreferredHotels.com(link is external).Source: WOODSTOCK, VT (December 10, 2020) Woodstock Inn & Resort
The finding could have implications for security and law enforcement, who currently rely on facial features for recognising people. Researcher Allyson Rice said: “Psychologists and computer scientists have concentrated almost exclusively on the role of the face in person recognition. The Telegraph: When trying to recognise someone from far away or when their face is obscured, the brain uses information from a person’s body size and shape to figure out who it is. Scientists had previously thought recognition relied solely on facial features but the latest discovery found that working out who someone is from far away relies on other physical cues. “But our results show that the body can also provide important and useful identity information for person recognition.”Read the whole story: The Telegraph
Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Published: July 20, 2016 12:23 PM EDT Updated: July 20, 2016 4:47 PM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) – About 5 miles of Southern California beaches remained closed Wednesday due to a massive sewage spill that flowed into the Los Angeles River.A buried pipe near downtown Los Angeles collapsed Monday, causing a blockage and a spill of 2.4 million gallons of raw sewage onto streets and into storm drains that feed into the river, which empties into Long Beach harbor 20 miles downstream.Crews managed to contain, divert or vacuum up at least 750,000 gallons, but the rest flowed into the river.About 4 miles of sand in Long Beach and a mile of coast in neighboring Seal Beach were closed to swimmers and waders while health officials tested the waters for bacteria. Health officials must record two consecutive days of test results showing the beaches are safe“It’s a little bit unlikely that none of it got to the end of the river when you have over a million gallons spilled,” said Nelson Kerr, a Long Beach health official.The sewage leak was initially stopped Monday night, but another rupture occurred during repairs. It was finally stopped Tuesday and an above-ground bypass system was being built so repairs and cleanup could get underway, said Adel Hagekhalil, assistant director of Los Angeles Sanitation.Warning signs and flags were up along the closed beaches and lifeguards shooed away some visitors.“Just pure disappointment,” beachgoer Francisco Aleman of Lake Elsinore told KABC-TV. “My little sister, she wanted to come to the beach forever, the whole summer…she gets here and it’s like, you can’t get in, so what’s the point, you know?”The closure was a financial hit for M&M Surfing School of Seal Beach, which had to cancel classes for 70 students at a loss of $85 each.“Nobody went out,” owner Michael Pless said. “The bummer is I have people coming from all over the world. I have people from England, Sweden. I had people flying in to meet me.”Pless said he took some younger students, whose parents had dropped them off, to his home pool and Jacuzzi.“They didn’t get to surf but they got to play,” Pless said.The 1929 concrete, tiled-lined pipe that broke was 18 feet underground, while more recent pipes are 80 to 100 feet below, Hagekhalil said.The top collapsed and choked the pipe with debris, creating an overflow.The cause of the collapse wasn’t clear.The pipe had been scheduled for replacement in two years. “It just did not wait for us,” Hagekhalil said. SHARE Los Angeles sewage spill brings closure of some beaches
IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 WBC minimumweight champion Eagle Kyowa will defend his crown when he takes on Japan’s Ken Nakajima on Jan. 9, boxing sources said Monday.Thai boxer Kyowa reclaimed the title he lost to Katsunari Takayama last December by defeating the same boxer by unanimous decision in the summer, but Nakajima was confident he would prevail in his first crack at a world title at Yokohama Pacifico. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES “This is a chance for me, and I will take the world at the first attempt,” said Nakajima. Kyowa’s win over Takayama in August improved his record to 14-1 with five knockouts.Nakajima has won 14 of his bouts, eight of them KOs, against a pair of losses.
Coronavirus TestMikel Arteta says he is “feeling better already” a day after Arsenal announced their head coach had tested positive for coronavirus.Arteta, the first-team squad and coaching staff have been self-isolating in line with government health guidelines. Following the news that Arteta and Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi had tested positive the virus, the Premier League and EFL have postponed all fixtures until the weekend of April 4. Mikel-Arteta Arteta tweeted in support of the news on Friday afternoon.He said: “Thanks for your words and support. Feeling better already. We’re all facing a huge and unprecedented challenge. Everyone’s health is all that matters right now.“Protect each other by following the guidelines and we’ll come through this together. Well done PL (Premier League) for making the right decisions.”Arsenal’s first-team players have not been in contact with Arteta since Tuesday. The players were on a day off on Wednesday before Thursday’s diagnosis.West Ham manager David Moyes is in self-isolation as a precautionary measure after coming into direct contact with Arteta on Saturday.The West Ham boss has shown no coronavirus symptoms and has taken action simply as a precautionary measure.Chelsea’s full squad has gone into self-isolation after winger Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for coronavirus, the club said in a statement in the early hours of Friday morning.Hudson-Odoi displayed cold symptoms on Monday morning and has stayed away from the club since then.The winger tweeted: “As you may be aware, I’ve had the virus for the last couple of days, which I’ve recovered from.“I’m feeling fine. Following the health guidelines and self-isolating myself from everybody for the week. I hope to see everybody soon and hopefully be back on the pitch very soon.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Related Creatas Images/iStock/Thinkstock(WEST HAVEN, Utah) — A Utah teen devised a Valentine’s Day plan to gift every girl in his school a sweet reminder that they are “special and unique.”Tryston Brown, 14, was first inspired a couple of weeks ago when thinking up what he could do to boost his female friend’s experiences on the special holiday, his mother, Anissa Brown, told ABC News.From there, his plan transformed into a grand plot to ensure every girl in his junior high school felt loved on Valentine’s Day.“It became more and more about him not wanting to leave anyone out,” Brown said.The two have had “numerous conversations” on what a difficult time junior high is for teen girls, especially with the unrealistic body expectations that can be promoted on social media, Brown said. Tryston, who has had struggled with depression in the past, has recently been researching the mental health condition and noticed these issues, she added.“He’s just very attuned to that emotion,” Brown said.Wanting to help girls feel more appreciated on Valentine’s Day, Tryston went to the principal’s office to how many girls were enrolled at his school, Rocky Mountain Jr. High School in West Haven.“He came home and said, ‘I want to buy 537 chocolates,’” Brown said.Impressed with her son’s generosity, Brown reached out to a Hershey distribution factory in nearby Ogden and inquired about the best place to buy chocolates in bulk.When she shared what Tryston wanted to do with all that chocolate, the woman who Brown spoke to mentioned that she had a daughter in 8th grade who struggles from depression herself and offered to gift the chocolates to them for free.On Monday, Brown and Tryston picked up the complementary chocolate and even received help from factory general manager Ed Ehrenberger to help load the several boxes of candy into the car, Brown said.That night, Tryston stayed up until 2 a.m. to prepare the treats, he said.“He couldn’t sleep,” Brown said. “It was like Christmas morning for him.”On Valentine’s morning, Tryston spent the first period of classes handing out the chocolates, with the help of school aides he said. Throughout the day, his grateful classmates thanked him. He told them, “It makes me happy to see you guys smiling.”Rocky Mountain Jr. High School Principal Nicole Meibos said she noticed a positive reaction from her female students after Tryston’s thoughtful gesture. She said she saw the faces of several girls light up and even overheard girls in the hallway talking about how “sweet” it was and “how good that made them feel.”“I can’t tell you how amazing it was for these young ladies,” Meibos said, adding that she was “that girl” in junior high who never received a flower. “They’re at such a vulnerable age right now.”Meibos even received an email from a mother whose daughter had been dreading coming to school on Valentine’s Day for a week because she “didn’t want to feel bad” if she didn’t get anything.“I’m in tears…” the mother wrote, according to Meibos. “He doesn’t realize the impact he’s made on my daughter.”Tryston hopes his good deed starts a “chain reaction” to inspire others.“It means the world to me to know I’m doing the right thing,” he said.The teen has already started plotting his next Valentine’s Day surprise.“Maybe flowers next year,” he said.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico
There are five meets — September 23 in Rossland, September 30 in at L.V. Rogers in Nelson and October 7 at Mount Sentinel in the South Slocan — before competitors take to Kokanee Provincial Park north of Nelson for the West Kootenay Championships.All races start at 4 p.m. for distances of three kilometers for Grades 6-8; 4.5 km for Grades 9-10 and 6 km for Grades 11-12 (4.5 km for girls).The Kootenay Championships are being hosted in Invermere October 28.The BC High School Crosscountry Championships are set for Saturday, November 7 at Jericho Beach in Vancouver.Other sports on the fall season include boy’s soccer, volleyball and field hockey. School begins Tuesday and so does the BC High School Fall Sports Season.On tap to kick off the season locally is the Kootenay Crosscountry Circuit, beginning September 16 in Kaslo with the River Run.
When it comes to fraud allegations, this is definitely one that stands out from the crowd.A Bothwell man is heading to court this summer to face allegations he illegally received more than $60,000 in child tax credits for dozens of fictitious children, including some with the same name and birthday.Michael Hulme, 39, is facing four charges under the Income Tax Act, which were laid by a Canada Revenue Agency investigator.“Mr. Hulme is alleged to have somehow talked Revenue Canada into giving him child tax credit payments for 40-some children,” said Windsor lawyer Ken Marley, who is representing Hulme.“It’s a mystery to me, still, how a person – how anybody – can go on a computer system and tap into Revenue Canada and convince them to give you child tax credits for 41 children, but he did – at least that’s what they claim,” Marley said.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.According to the information about the charges, Hulme unlawfully claimed child tax benefits in the amount of $32,320.05 between Feb. 24 and Dec. 31, 2014, to which he was not entitled “by making, participating in, assenting to, or acquiescing in the making of a false or deceptive statement in the Canada Child Tax Benefits applications” for the 2014 taxation year.The same charge also was laid against Hulme for unlawfully claiming child tax benefits in the amount of $29,140.83 between Jan. 12, 2015, and May 17, 2015, for the 2015 taxation year.The two other charges Hulme is facing under the Income Tax Act are for wilfully obtaining Canada Child Tax benefits to which he was not entitled by filing false statements and fictitious supporting documents for both the 2014 and 2015 taxation years.The trial is scheduled to begin Aug. 8 in Chatham, with four other trial dates set, including Aug. 9, Oct. 22, Oct. 23 and Nov. 22.Marley said Hulme has entered a plea of not guilty.The lawyer said the trial will be about whether or not his client did it, how he did it, and whether or not that constitutes fraud.Another source told Postmedia a number of children with the same name and birthday were allegedly used by Hulme in obtaining the child tax credit payments.The Canada Revenue Agency declined comment when contacted by Postmedia.“The confidentiality provisions of the Income Tax Act prevent the CRA from discussing the specific tax affairs of individual taxpayers,” stated an email from a CRA spokesperson.An official with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation suggested the “increasing complexity of the tax code” makes the current system vulnerable to fraud. Jasmine Pickel, the federation’s interim Ontario director, said “systemic issues within the CRA” also increase the potential for tax fraud in Canada.“Loopholes aren’t the problem and more government isn’t the solution,” said Pickel, a former small business owner who studied both accounting and taxation while earning her MBA. “The more complex the system, the more likely CRA agents are to be duped.“The tax code needs to be drastically simplified and the CRA modernized to prevent (fraud).”In an email to Postmedia, the CRA provided details on its process for laying charges.“The CRA investigates suspected cases of tax evasion, fraud, and other serious violations of tax laws and recommends cases to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) for criminal prosecution,” stated the CRA, adding the PPSC conviction rate for tax-related crimes in 2018-2019 was 92 per cent.The CRA, based on the facts of each incident, refers cases it believes merit criminal charges to the PPSC for criminal prosecution.“The decision to prosecute the case or not is made by the PPSC based on a number of factors, including the likelihood of obtaining a conviction and the public interest to initiate a prosecution,” the CRA said.Despite an increase in the current inventory of cases under investigation, as well as more case referrals to the PPSC for prosecution, the CRA has little control over the speed at which cases are prosecuted, the email stated.“Prosecutions are affected by a number of factors, including the complexity of the case, court availabilities, and the nature of the litigious arguments put forth by taxpayers,” the CRA said. “As the CRA investigates increasingly complex and sophisticated cases, we are experiencing more legal challenges at various points in our investigations. Consequently, a judgment may take years.”[email protected] @Chathamnews