Delay continues for Washington health records project

first_imgOLYMPIA — Washington officials say they don’t know when a delayed project to bring electronic health records to facilities overseen by the state Department of Social and Health Services will be completed.The News Tribune reported last week that nearly $22 million has been spent on the project to implement an electronic records system at state hospitals and other facilities.The state’s contract with Missouri-based Cerner Corp. was amended in 2014 to extend the project deadline to October 2015.The contract was changed again to set up project phases, creating a September 2017 deadline for all project items.Assistant department secretary Sean Murphy says the project was delayed, citing the age of several buildings and the “complexity of the installation.”Cerner officials didn’t respond to the newspaper’s requests for comment.last_img read more

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Special Report Homeless work program offers tools for empowerment

first_img October 11, 2018 Posted: October 11, 2018 Special Report: Homeless work program offers tools for empowerment Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Sasha Foo, Sasha Foo 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Every week, dozens of people hit the streets of downtown San Diego to collect tons of garbage and trash.For some, it’s the first paid work they’ve done in years. They’re part of a homeless employment program called Wheels of Change.On a recent weekday morning, we joined a crew of ten people who were selected by lottery to participate in one work crew.Beverly Thompson said she welcomed the opportunity. “It gets you motivated to get up and get going and learn that all that effort that you’re putting forth actually has a payoff,” she said.Wheels of Change was launched in March with a $70,000 donation from philanthropists Carolyn and Kevin Barber, with the goal of giving people living in the Alpha Project’s East Village bridge shelter an opportunity to work for pay.Over the span of four hours, the crew of five men and five women are driven to different areas of the East Villlage and the Gaslamp Quarter where they pick up garbage and debris.The crew members earn $11.50 an hour, which totals $46 for the shift. Mario Montgomery was a first time participant, cleaning up some of the same streets where he used to be strung out on heroin. “I would like to work and then eventually, get back into school. This is a first step and a giant step towards the goals I want to achieve,” Montgomery said.Bob McElroy, the President and CEO of the Alpha Project said the Wheels of Change program allows others to look at these men and women at work in a different light. “For our folks, the biggest thing is being perceived as doing something positive for the community, instead of being a problem in the community. So it’s a win-win for everybody,” McElroy said.The Alpha Project CEO said since the program’s inception, the crews have removed more than 20 tons of trash from the East Village. “And it’s all privately funded,” McElroy added.There are already plans to expand the Wheels of Change program. Philanthropists Peter Seidler and Dan Shea with the Lucky Duck Foundation have purchased a second van.The Alpha Project is in the process of raising funds to operate the van, and would like to have a second crew working on the street before Thanksgiving. last_img read more

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France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq

first_imgPARIS — France is back at America’s side in conducting military strikes in Iraq.More than a decade after spurning President George W. Bush’s war against Saddam Hussein, France on Friday became the first country to join U.S. forces pounding targets inside Iraq from the air in recent weeks — this time in pursuit of militants of the Islamic State group.Flying from the United Arab Emirates, two French Rafale jets fired four laser-guided bombs to destroy a weapons and fuel depot outside the northern city of Mosul, part of the territory the militants have overrun in Iraq and neighboring Syria, officials said.An Iraqi military spokesman said dozens of extremist fighters were killed in the strikes. A French military official said a damage assessment had not been completed, while showing reporters aerial images of targets hit. Officials said it was at a former military installation seized by the group.One analyst said the French action was more symbolic than substantive — France’s military means in the region are limited — but it could give political cover for other allies to join in and show that the U.S. is not acting alone in a country still sown with deadly violence 11 years after Saddam’s ouster. For all his political troubles at home, mainly over a sluggish economy, French President Francois Hollande has again showed he will use force to fight Islamic militants to help a beleaguered government.last_img read more

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EXCLUSIVE Paralympian Marc Woods to discuss leadership at Employee Benefits Live

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Paralympic gold medalist, BBC commentator and author Marc Woods (pictured) will discuss how employers can create environments that allow employees to understand they have a role to play in organisational success at Employee Benefits Live 2018.The keynote address, titled ‘Unleashing your inner HR superstar’, will conclude the two-day event’s conference programme on Tuesday 3 October 2018.In the session, Woods will use his experience as a Paralympic swimmer to offer relevant and practical lessons around leadership, relevant to professionals managing themselves and their workloads, managing small teams or leading large teams.Woods will particularly focus on self-reflection, and how business leaders can define and agree on what success looks like for their organisation. He will also highlight how employers can create environments and workplaces that demonstrate to employees that they have a role to play in impacting business success. Woods will also discuss diversity as part of the broader workplace picture.Woods said: “I’d like [delegates] to leave thinking that [they] don’t make any change unless [they] are delivering as a leader [themselves]. Why should somebody follow [them] if [they] don’t deliver what [they are] meant to be doing? I would like them to leave thinking about [whether they have] defined what success looks like and got agreement on that. And I would like them to leave thinking that [they should] judge people by what they can do, not what they can’t do.“It doesn’t matter whether [employers] make widgets or sell computer software; the challenges are all around the people that work within the organisation. [It] is about the broader picture and regardless of what [employers] do as an organisation, trying to help people understand they can have an impact on success.”Employee Benefits Live 2018 will take place on Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 October 2018 at ExCeL London.For more information or to register for the show…last_img read more

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Around threequarters of employees with a steady job have volatile pay

first_imgAround three-quarters (73%) of employees with a steady job have volatile pay or notable changes in monthly pay that can be attributed to more than just pay rises, promotions or bonuses, including at least one notable downward change in monthly pay, according to research by thinktank The Resolution Foundation.Its Irregular payments: assessing the breadth and depth of month to month earnings volatility report analysed anonymised transaction data from more than seven million Lloyds Banking Group accounts. It also found that the average notable monthly increase in pay for employees remaining with the same employer throughout 2016-2017 was £530, while the average notable decrease in monthly pay was £290.Less than one in 10 (9%) of employees who stayed with their employer throughout 2016-2017 had no months in which take home pay increased or decreased by more than 5%. Comparatively, 40% of employees with a steady job had notable pay changes that were not exclusively positive in six or more months of the year.The research also found that more than 80% of employees in steady employment earning around £10,000 a year have volatile pay, compared to 66% of those who have an annual take home pay of around £35,000.The average monthly pay change for employees with a steady job is more than 15% for those on the lowest earnings; this changes to 8% for employees earning around £17,500 a year. Employees who earn around £45,000 a year have an average monthly pay change of 12%.Employees in a steady job with higher earnings, on average, have a positive pay change of £990 versus a negative pay change of £520. However, for employees on lower earnings in a steady job, upwards and downwards fluctuations are more consistent at £220 and £180 respectively.Daniel Tomlinson, research and policy analyst at the Resolution Foundation, said: “We call for the Department for Work and Pensions [(DWP)] to investigate the impact of more-often-than-monthly pay packets on volatility and living standards. Monthly assessment periods are a core part of [universal credit’s] design and reducing their length may only act to increase volatility, making planning and budgeting even more challenging for those with volatile pay; it would also be a significant technical challenge. But it’s clear that the rigid adherence to monthly assessment periods is acting to introduce volatility in personal incomes in situations where pay is constant from month to month.“Given that it makes little sense not to align assessment periods with pay periods where possible, reducing the lags between pay receipt and [universal credit] award payment, we also propose that the DWP should grant individuals already in work the flexibility to move their assessment period in order that it better reflects the dates on which they are paid.“Further, and as we have called for elsewhere, it is clear that those on a zero-hours contract but who are in practice working regular hours should have the right to a regular contract. Similarly, we believe that employers should offer a minimum forward notice for changes to shift patterns.”last_img read more

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Wilmington Public Schools To Hold Behavioral Health Provider Fair Featuring Keynote Speaker

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Public Schools is holding its annual Behavioral Health Provider Fair on Tuesday, May 15, from 5pm to 7:30pm, at Wilmington High School (159 Church Street).The event, organized by the Wilmington Public Schools Behavioral Health Task Force, consists of Tables and Vendors (5pm-6pm, Cafe) with local mental health providers, community organizations, municipal departments, and state agencies, followed by Keynote Speaker Lynn Lyons (6pm-7:30pm, Auditorium) on “Preventing Anxiety and Depression: Skills We Can (And Should) Be Teaching Our Children.”For additional information on Lyons, see the flyer below and visit her website.Children age 12 and up are encouraged to attend the presentation. Child care is available in the school’s Large Group Instruction Room throughout the event. (NOTE: The above information is from Wilmington Public Schools.)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… RelatedWilmington Public Schools Announces Details Of Behavioral Health Provider Fair On March 16In “Education”The Wilmington Insider For May 15, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”Wilmington High School Sports Schedule (Week of September 2, 2019)In “Sports”last_img read more

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Cashstrapped RollsRoyce to cut 4600 jobs mostly in the UK

first_imgRolls-Royce announced plans this week to axe thousands of jobs as part of a company restructureMatt Cardy/Getty ImagesRolls Royce, the British multinational public limited company, has announced that it will cut 4,600 jobs over the next two years. In a statement, the company said around 1,500 jobs will be axed by the end of 2018, while 2019 and 2020 will also witness more job cuts. The move will mostly affect managerial roles and engineering jobs. Speaking of the reason behind the job cut, the company said that CEO Warren East intended to simplify the business and generate more cash. East also said that the company was looking to save about £400 million a year. “These changes will help us deliver over the mid and longer-term a level of free cash flow well beyond our near-term ambition of around 1 billion pounds by around 2020,” Reuters quoted East as saying on Thursday, June 14. He added that these job cuts would help Rolls Royce achieve a profitable growth. The automaker is known to have about 55,000 employees, of which about 26,000 are UK based. Detailing the cuts, the company said that the UK workers — mostly corporate and support functions — were likely to be most affected.  The job cuts come at a time when Rolls Royce is already facing issues with a few versions of the Trent 1000 engine which powers the Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet. Several clients are said to have slammed the company over these issues which have been hampering the life of the engine and forcing the aircraft to be grounded. While Jefferies analyst Sandy Morris believes that the Rolls Royce jobs cuts aren’t really surprising as East had hinted at it before, he explained that the timing was all wrong if the engine issues are considered. “Against the backdrop of costly Trent 1000 in-service issues and rising civil engine deliveries, we can see how it might stir a debate about whether the timing of this fundamental restructuring increases near-term risk,” Reuters quoted him as saying. Meanwhile, Chris Williamson, Labour MP for Derby North, has said that the job cuts were “a damning indictment” of the government’s industrial policy. “Currently we have private shareholders directing the fate of some of Britain’s most premier firms, with total disregard for the economic needs of the country. The government has to intervene,” the BBC quoted him as saying.last_img read more

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NRA Files Lawsuit Over Florida Gun Control Law

first_img Share iStock/StarkyTangThe National Rifle Association has filed a federal lawsuit over gun control legislation Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed, saying it violates the Second Amendment by raising the age to buy guns from 18 to 21.The lawsuit came just hours after Gov. Scott, a Republican, signed the compromise bill Friday afternoon.Lawyers for the NRA want a federal judge to block the new age restriction from taking effect.The new legislation raises the minimum age to buy rifles from 18 to 21, extends a three-day waiting period for handgun purchases to include long guns and bans bump stocks that allow guns to mimic fully automatic fire. It also creates a so-called “guardian” program that enables teachers and other school employees to carry handguns.The new measures come in the wake of the Feb. 14 shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people.last_img read more

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Victoria Beckham Launching YouTube Fashion Channel

first_imgDerek Blasberg joined YouTube in June 2018 to build the fashion and beauty unit that is part of its content partnership team. “Victoria’s channel will give people all over the world the chance to enjoy updates and behind-the-scenes access to the whole world of VB, and I believe it will truly spice up their lives,” he said.Victoria’s husband, David, is also involved in fashion and launched a collection inspired by period gangster series “Peaky Blinders” earlier this year. Victoria Beckham will launch her own YouTube channel in time to live-stream her London Fashion Week show on Sunday.The former Spice Girls star-turned-designer will add a range of content about her brand to the channel. Starting with her autumn-winter show, it will also feature behind-the-scenes footage of the workings of her fashion label, of which she is creative director.“I am thrilled to launch my YouTube channel at such an important time of the year for me and offer an exclusive insight into my experience of London Fashion Week,” Beckham said. She added that she wants to “build a sense of community with an amazing group of collaborators” through the new channel.As well as being streamed, the weekend show will be shown on outdoor screens in London’s Piccadilly Circus. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

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Best PSP Games

first_imgGod of War: Chains of OlympusThe PSP’s big hook was that its PS2-esque power allowed it to play games within striking distance of then-AAA console games. God of War is about as big as blockbuster spectacle gets in video games. So successfully shrinking it down in God of War: Chains of Olympus made it one of the most impressive best PSP games. Loco RocoSometimes Sony remembers it’s a Japanese game company and puts out something totally bizarre and great. Loco Roco is an adorable take on a kind of Katamari Damacy-esque game in that you’re controlling a blob absorbing more mass into itself. It’s not just one of the weirdest PSP games, though. Its irresistible presentation and legitimately clever gameplay make it one of the best PSP games. Monster Hunter Freedom UniteOne of the not so secret reasons why the PSP did as well as it did is because Japan just couldn’t get enough of the Monster Hunter franchise. It was a huge blow for Sony portables when the series shifted to Nintendo handhelds and later next-gen consoles. Monster Hunter and its… peculiar gameplay is very divisive. But just because of its sheer significance Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is one of the best PSP games.So that’s our list of best PSP games. Pour one out for the Vita. For more retro game lists check out the best original Xbox games and the best N64 games. PataponKind of a companion to Loco Roco, Patapon is also a SCE Japan Studio game about manipulating weird little circle things. Only here you’re a god leading your army through rhythmic drums beats in moody silhouette battlefields. But again, it’s not just the weirdness but the quality of the execution that makes this one of the best PSP games. Twisted Metal: Head-OnSome way or another an evil flaming clown driving an ice cream became one of Sony’s most beloved characters. 1990s edgelord aesthetic aside though Twisted Metal practically defines the very fun vehicular combat genre, a genre right at home on the go in Twisted Metal: Head-On, one of the best PSP games. Metal Gear Solid: Peace WalkerEverything great about Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, from the focus on Big Boss building his army of soldiers to strapping balloons to stuff, was first workshopped in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. Being one of the best Metal Gear Solid games automatically makes this one of the best PSP games. Half-Minute HeroToo many PSP games tried to be as big as their console counterparts but buckled under the weight. However, Half-Minute Hero literally forces you to progress through its action RPG levels in 30-second chunks. It represents classic bite-sized portable game design, earning it a spot among the best PSP games. Want to play PlayStation games without owning a console? Sony says ̶…New 3DS C-Stick can be replaced with a PSP analog stick The PSP’s life was kind of unfair. By most metrics, the PlayStation Portable was a success, selling over 80 million units becoming far and away the only non-Nintendo handheld worth anything. But it couldn’t help but be dwarfed by its direct Nintendo competition, the quirky underpowered Nintendo DS that sold over 150 million units. Weird design choices like spinning UMD discs and a focus on compromised console performance over dedicated handheld scale games held the system back, too. But the PSP still left a sizable mark on the industry. Here are the best PSP games.LuminesLumines, one of the first PSP games, is still arguably the best PSP game. It takes a lot to make a puzzle game rivaling the falling block perfection of Tetris. But Lumines, with its rhythmic freeform gameplay of squares and waves, comes as close as any other game so far. Stay on target Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City StoriesGetting a Grand Theft Auto game on a portable system was always going to be a huge deal, especially if it’s less like the 2D originals and more like the 3D games that made the series popular beyond belief. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories may not be as good as Vice City or San Andreas. But GTA on the go still makes it one of the best PSP games. Gran TurismoA Gran Turismo game on PSP sounds ludicrous. That series takes its sweet time developing the most realistic depictions of automobile racing possible including the most realistic visuals possible using the power of the latest hardware. But the first Gran Turismo you can actually play in a car does right by the franchise, one of the classiest best PSP games. Wipeout PureA racing game is always a great way to show the gorgeous visuals a new piece of hardware can spit out at blinding speeds. A futuristic racing game like Wipeout is an even better choice since its surreal imagery doesn’t have to be bound to reality. The Wipeout series is no F-Zero, but it’s hard to argue a Wipeout game on PSP isn’t one of the best PSP games.last_img read more

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Astronomers study the merging galaxy cluster Abell 3376 and its radio relics

first_img Explore further Using the Suzaku space telescope, astronomers have conducted an X-ray spectral study of the nearby merging galaxy cluster Abell 3376 and its two arc-shaped radio relics. The new research reveals more insights into the properties of the radio sources in this cluster. The findings are presented in a paper published June 20 on arXiv.org. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Two radio relics discovered in the galaxy cluster Abell 168 © 2018 Phys.org Abell 3376 is a nearby bright and moderately massive merging galaxy cluster. It has two giant arc-shaped radio relics in its outskirts. Radio relics are diffuse, elongated radio sources of synchrotron origin, occurring usually in the form of spectacular single or double symmetric arcs at the peripheries of galaxy clusters.Merging galaxy clusters like Abell 3376 are excellent places to search for radio relics and study them, as such sources originate in acceleration and re-acceleration at merger shocks. However, given that the number of known radio relics associated with merger shocks is still small, astronomers are interested in more detailed studies of those sources already identified in merging systems.Abell 3376 with its radio sources has been a subject of a recent study conducted by a team of researchers led by Igone Urdampilleta of the SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research in Utrecht, The Netherlands. They analyzed observational data collected by the X-ray Imaging Spectrometer (XIS) onboard NASA/JAXA Suzaku astronomy satellite, complemented by archival data provided by ESA’s XMM-Newton space telescope and NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatory.The analysis uncovered more details regarding the properties of Abell 3376’s radio relics and could contribute to better understanding of the process of galaxy merging.”We present an X-ray spectral analysis of the nearby double radio relic merging cluster Abell 3376 (z = 0.046), observed with the Suzaku XIS instrument. These deep (~360 ks) observations cover the entire double relic region in the outskirts of the cluster,” the astronomers wrote in the paper.As a result of the analysis, the researchers confirmed that Abell 3376 exhibits a stronger merger shock in the western direction (coincident with the radio relic in the West), a weaker shock in the East (possibly associated to the “notch” of eastern relic), and a cold front. The velocities of the western and eastern shocks were calculated to be about 1,630 and 1,450 km/s respectively.When it comes to the cold front, the astronomers found that it is located approximately 490,000 light years from the X-ray emission peak at the center and delimits a cool gas cloud moving with a velocity of approximately 1,300 km/s.Furthermore, assuming that the shock fronts are moving with constant velocity, Urdampilleta’s team found that the time since core passage is about 600 million years, which is in good agreement with previous simulations and with earlier multiwavelength analyses. The authors of the paper emphasize that their results confirm that Abell 3376 is still an evolving merging cluster.”Based on the shock speed calculated from the Mach numbers, we estimate that the dynamical age of the shock front is ~0.6 Gyr after core passage, indicating that Abell 3376 is still an evolving merging cluster and that the merger is taking place close to the plane of the sky,” the scientists concluded. Citation: Astronomers study the merging galaxy cluster Abell 3376 and its radio relics (2018, July 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-07-astronomers-merging-galaxy-cluster-abell.html Composite image of the galaxy cluster Abell 3376. Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/A. Vikhlinin; ROSAT Optical: DSS Radio: NSF/NRAO/VLA/IUCAA/J.Bagchi. More information: X-ray study of the double radio relic Abell 3376 with Suzaku, arXiv:1806.07817 [astro-ph.GA] arxiv.org/abs/1806.07817AbstractWe present an X-ray spectral analysis of the nearby double radio relic merging cluster Abell 3376 (z = 0.046), observed with the Suzaku XIS instrument. These deep (∼360 ks) observations cover the entire double relic region in the outskirts of the cluster. These diffuse radio structures are amongst the largest and arc-shaped relics observed in combination with large-scale X-ray shocks in a merging cluster. We confirm the presence of a stronger shock (MW = 2.8 ± 0.4) in the western direction at r∼26′, derived from a temperature and surface brightness discontinuity across the radio relic. In the East, we detect a weaker shock (ME = 1.5 ± 0.1) at r∼8′, possibly associated to the ‘notch’ of eastern relic, and a cold front at r∼3′. Based on the shock speed calculated from the Mach numbers, we estimate that the dynamical age of the shock front is ∼0.6 Gyr after core passage, indicating that Abell 3376 is still an evolving merging cluster and that the merger is taking place close to the plane of the sky. These results are consistent with simulations and optical and weak lensing studies from the literature.last_img read more

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This competition is open to all residents of the U

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No purchase necessary.No trade, third party or consumer group applicants will be accepted.Entrants should be 18 years and above.Any extra activities and costs beyond the specified prize will be the responsibility of the winner.Where the prize involves travel, the winner is responsible – unless otherwise specified – for:Paying all fees and taxesArranging appropriate travel insuranceFamiliarising themselves with visa and other travel requirementsFor countries where visas are required, the winner is responsible for applying for and paying for visas in good time ahead of the tripFor countries operating a visa waiver programme, the winner is responsible for applying for authorisation in good time ahead of the tripAll travel is undertaken at the own risk of the winner and his/her nominated participants in the tripThe prize winner may be required to participate in publicity accompanying or resulting from this promotion.Skyscanner Ltd shall be entitled to terminate or modify the promotion or to modify these rules at any time prior to the closing date by publishing any such modification or termination on any Skyscanner Ltd website. In the event of a dispute, the decision of Skyscanner Ltd shall be final and binding, and no correspondence will be entered into.The prize winners will be awarded on a fair and random basis and the prize has been made available for distribution.The winners’ names will be made available upon request and will be displayed on our ‘Skyscanner free prize draw winner’s page’.By entering this prize draw, entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by the conditions.The judge’s decision shall be final. Neither correspondence nor discussion concerning any decision shall be entered into.Winners will be notified by email within 28 days of the closing date. It is the responsibility of the winner to submit correct contact details for this period.If no reply is received to this notification within 14 days, Skyscanner reserves the right to withdraw the prize and award it to another participant in the draw. 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Tickets can be purchased at AA.com Please note that infants under 2 do not travel free – tickets are charged at 10% of fare plus tax. After the winner is announced they will be directed to American Airlines to make the booking. American Airlines will send a confirmation letter with details of how to book, either online or by phone. Travel must be booked and ticketed by 10 December 2010Please note travel is subject to limited availability on restricted inventory at the time of booking. Availability cannot always be guaranteed on dates requested Travel must be completed by 30 June 2011Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable, non-upgradeable & have no cash value. Stopovers are not permitted. Once the tickets are issued no changes or amendments to passenger names, dates or routing can be permitted.The prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other American Airlines promotion offer.Passengers must ensure they have the correct documents to travel to the USA.Passengers must have ESTA approval if travelling using the visa waiver passport programme. https://esta.cbp.dhs.govReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedTerms and Conditions for Skyscanner Prize Draws and CompetitionsThis competition is open to all residents of the UK and IrelandTerms and Conditions for Skyscanner Prize Draws and CompetitionsThis competition is open to all residents of the UK and IrelandTerms and Conditions for Skyscanner Prize Draws and CompetitionsTerms and Conditions for Skyscanner Prize Draws and Competitionslast_img read more

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March 20 2002 Beam forms are prepared for the pou

first_imgMarch 20, 2002 Beam forms areprepared for the pour in the East Crescent Construction. Those beams will connectprecast and cast-in-place walls and second floor slabs. [photo: Nadia Begin & text: T] Each detail isinspected by the staff before the actual concrete pours take place.[photo: Nadia Begin &text: T] A concrete vibratoris used to provide even distribution of the materials in narrow formscrowded with the reinforcement bars. [photo: Nadia Begin & text: T] Karl Swanson and Ray Lam are helping the pour by using wheel-barrows to bring theconcrete batched in a small mixer and buckets for placing it in forms.[photo: Nadia Begin &text: T] March workshoppers,Matteo Di Michele and Gwen Birk, make pavers by pouring excess concretein forms. [photo: NadiaBegin & text: T]last_img read more

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Schuh includes that story in her speeches."I know that this is what people want to know,In Dandakaranya ‘battalion-1’ is the topmost military body headed by its commander Madvi Hidma “Military organisation of Maoists in Dandakaranya comprises Local Organisation Scout (LOS) Local Guerrilla Scout (LGS) platoon company and battalion” a surrendered Maoist from Bijapur told Firstpost on condition of anonymity While the role of LOS is to establish public contact with villagers by moving around villages collecting money (protection fee/levy) rice and other edible items from them; the LGS — next upper level — is a part of janatana sarkar (people’s government) The next higher level is ‘platoon’ which lays booby traps monitors the movement of police and security forces and carries out firing when the need arises during an ambush Above it is the ‘company’ that is responsible for carrying out military work on the ground ‘Battalion’ is the topmost body with a leader known as commander The sole purpose of the battalion is an armed struggle against the establishment While the surrendered Maoist revealed about two companies operating in Bastar division the Inspector General of Bastar division Chhattisgarh Police Vivekananda said "There’s only one battalion at present headed by its commander Hidma" Jan Militia: These are the supporters and sympathisers of Maoists living in villages and often remain unidentified The members of Jan Militia act as ‘eyes and ears’ for Maoist cadres and are responsible for gathering intelligence monitoring movements of security force personnel spreading of LWE ideology indoctrination of tribal villagers especially youths and striking when the need arises They are often considered as the backbone of CPI (Maoist) Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee (DKSZC): This is purportedly as powerful as a state committee It is the Maoist stronghold in the state It’s led by high profile Maoist leaders who are also members of the central committee The command area of DKSZC comprises Bastar and a part of Gadchiroli Liberated zone and janatana sarkar A ‘liberated zone’ is a particular region in an LWE-affected district where the Maoists rule the roost Police and central forces haven’t been able to penetrate this zone According to police and CRPF sources the Abujhmarh belt in Narayanpur district remains impenetrable for them The other areas of the ‘liberated zone’ are in Sukma and Bijapur districts The CPI (Maoist) has formed janatana sarkar in these zones which is a ‘state within a state’ Entry into a village by an outsider or leaving the village by a villager in such regions is not possible without the permission of the Maoist cadre Violate it and one may face severe consequences which usually amounts to death — such are the laws of janatana sarkar A page from programme and constitution of People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army in Dandakaranya Image procured by Firstpost/Debobrat Ghose Frontal organisations CPI (Maoist) has its frontal organisations related to tribal villagers farmers labourers and tribal workers in the mines like Dandakaranya Adivasi Kisan Mazdoor Sangh Dandakaranya Khadaan Mazdoor Sangh Krantikari Kisan Samiti Krantikari Mahila Samiti etc These bodies are functional across seven Maoist-infested districts in Bastar division and disseminate party’s policies among tribals The party also has its cultural wing that uses songs dance skits etc in villages to spread its ideology and disseminate messages The aim is to bring Nav Janvadi Kranti (neo people’s revolution) However this has been destroying the original cultural fabric of the tribals Many villagers alleged that Maoists have banned many age-old tribal practices like ghotul etc According to Outlook Traveller "The ghotul is a social institution in Bastar its forms and extent varying from community to community Strictly speaking the ghotul is a village dormitory a youth club a bachelor’s home a house for unmarried girls or a common dormitory for both young men and women Murias are its greatest adherents" Some of the members of the frontal organisations are also a part of the Jan Militia Naxal armed cadre PLGA’s document showing strategic positioning of foot soldiers during an ambush Image procured by Firstpost/Debobrat Ghose Military training and ambush strategy The foot soldiers and cadres in the PLGA comprising both men and women have to undergo rigorous training — from physical combat to laying an ambush in various Maoist camps spread across Bastar especially in the ‘liberated zone’ Documents of the Maoists accessed by Firstpost show how the ultras train their cadre on laying booby traps launch ambushes and guerrilla warfare A document on ambush strategy appears to be a page from an organic chemistry book at the first glance It has been coded as ‘C’ ‘H’ ‘O’ ‘M’ etc (not carbon hydrogen or oxygen) to explain the formation of foot soldiers on a battleground and how to launch an attack counter security forces and trap the ‘enemy’ (police and CRPF as per Naxals) in an ambush Another document — a hand sketch of an Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) — explains the functioning and use of the weapon "Besides looting arms and ammunition the Maoists make improvised weapons at their local factories deep inside the jungles The documents recovered by us from Maoists camps revealed many secrets from training to weapon manufacturing" DM Awasthi chief of Anti-Naxal Operations in Chhattisgarh told Firstpost According to intelligence sources the style of operation use of landmines making of IEDs guerrilla warfare tactics use of excessive brutality against those who are opposed to Maoists like police security force personnel and even villagers who they brand as mukhbir (police informers) and implanting IEDs inside the bodies of slain CRPF jawans — all indicate towards a past nexus with LTTE and training imparted by Tamil Tigers at some point of time It was done on a mutual-benefit basis The LTTE cadre provided training to Naxals inside Dandakaranya forests as they got a safe hideout and logistic support after being pushed out by Sri Lankan and Indian governments “The Maoists got their training in IEDs landmines manufacturing of improvised devices and jungle warfare from the members of the LTTE cadres when the latter was on the run and took shelter in the jungles of Bastar Naxals had given them shelter on the condition that they would be trained by the LTTE men” counter-terrorism analyst Anil Kamboj said Jan adalat: Naxal court of law Maoists hold jan adalatin tribal villages to settle disputes among villagers They give exemplary punishments using extreme brutality to those found ‘guilty’ by them especially to those whom they identify as ‘police informers’ It’s also a way to settle scores and create fear-psychosis among villagers to subjugate the latter In recent times cases of jan adalats have declined but couldn’t be stopped completely Alarming dates Both the government and security forces consider a couple of dates being observed by the Maoists in Chhattisgarh as ‘alarming’ and safety alerts are issued during those periods The CPI (Maoist) gives a call for ‘bandhs’ block movement of public and private transport halt rail movements and launch surprise attacks on police and administration The objective is total blockade of economic activities and destabilising the government’s functioning PLGA Week (2 to 8 December): Recruitment drive of Maoists TCOC Week (15-21 April): Tactical Counter-Offensive Campaign (TCOC) is observed as ‘Black days’ In fact the TCOC period begins from 10 March onwards and continues till June when Maoists launch big and violent ambushes Security forces are on their maximum vigil as they anticipate audacious attacks Jan Pituri Saptah (4-12 June): Coincides with TCOC period During the week Maoists pay condolences to cadre killed in police encounters and also launch attacks as revenge They cause road and rail blockade and roads are damaged as a mark of protest without caring for the public inconvenience Shaheed or Martyrs’ Week (28 July-3 August):Maoists damage public properties and block public transport during the period In 2008-09 Maoists blew up power transmission line from Korba to Narayanpur which caused a complete blackout in Bastar for a fortnight Republic Day and Independence Day: Wherever possible Maoists don’t allow hoisting of the tricolour in village schools on 26 January and 15 August They observe it as ‘Black Day’ and use black flags and badges to mark protest The trust deficit against the government agencies amongst the tribals — which is due to decades of negligence and apathy towards the population and police excesses in the name of hunting down Maoists — have created a fertile ground for CPI (Maoist) to use its architecture to spread its ideology of LWE across Dandakaranya and radicalise young minds to build future cadre In many cases it’s a Hobson’s choice for the poor innocent tribals — either support Maoists or support the police “But in either case we’ve to die If we support police and inform them about Naxals the latter will kill us And when we’re compelled to support or accept the janatana sarkar we’re branded as ‘Maoists’ by the establishment There’s no one to save us” a few tribals in an interior village of Sukma district complained This scenario is almost similar in the interior-most villages in Maoist-affected districts in Bastar Tribal activist Soni Sori said "On one hand Adivasis have to face the ire of Maoists who either kill them or force them out of the village and on the other hand they are harassed by the police They have nowhere to go" Next up: My next destination is Chitaloor village by the banks of river Indravati in Bastar district I had first heard about this village while having tea by a roadside eatery on way from Jagdalpur to Dantewada district and about a unique initiative taken by the villagers of Chitaloor as a step towards development Also Read Narendra Modi govt’s Bastar ‘development offensive’ showing results tribals getting first taste of freedom Bastar development offensive: Once a Maoist den cut off from mainstream Palnar village is now a digital hub Bastar development offensive: Geedam lives on to tell another tale this time of an education city and not of Maoist violence Bastar development offensive: Healthcare education thrive as tech-savvy Dantewada collector seeks to counter Maoist doctrine Bastar development offensive: Maoist ideology of bringing change through revolution a lie says former cadre Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert allegedly paid an individual to keep quiet about sexual misconduct according to multiple media reports The Los Angeles Times the New York Times and Buzzfeed reported citing anonymous federal officials that the "prior misconduct" mentioned in the seven page indictment of Hastert was sexual in nature The New York Times reports a man told the FBI Hastert had fondled him when Hastert was a history teacher and wrestling coach at 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