For the children

first_imgThe need for child passenger safety programs.Relevant federal laws and safety standards.Crash dynamics.Vehicle occupant protection systems.Choosing and using the right child restraint systems.Installing child restraints correctly.Dealing with misuse and compatibility issues.Safety in other vehicles.Organizing and coordinating occupant protection programs. The cost is just $60, with a $30 rebate on successful completionand certification, and covers an English-Spanish glossary andother materials. But space is limited.Along with the traffic safety focus, the training will provideterms for medical interpreting for nurses, therapists, neonatalunits, labor-and-delivery staffs, pediatricians and birth centerclasses.To learn more about the training, or to sign up, call Montalvo at1-800-342-9819 or (678) 413-4289. Or e-mail her at montalvo@uga.edu.(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) By Dan RahnUniversity of GeorgiaUsed properly, safety seats save children’s lives. The Universityof Georgia has been teaching technicians to help people use childsafety seats right for 20 years. But all of those trainings havebeen in English.This fall, for the first time in Georgia and only the third timein the United States, they’ll offer one in Spanish.UGA’s Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute, a CooperativeExtension Service program funded by a Georgia Governor’s Officeof Highway Safety grant, will conduct the four-day CPS techniciantraining in Spanish at its training center in Conyers, Ga., Sept.20-23.”There have been two pilot trainings like this in Texas,” saidGTIPI Director Steve Davis. “We don’t know whether this one willbe identified as the third pilot or the first official training.”Clear needWith the first-time training, the planners are concerned aboutgetting enough qualified participants. The need, though, is clearto Marilu Montalvo, a bilingual GTIPI child passenger safetytrainer. A member of the National Child Passenger Safety Board,Montalvo will be one of the instructors in the training.Citing GTIPI traffic safety checks that have found a 90-percentto 100-percent misuse of child safety seats, Montalvo said thelanguage barrier puts Latino or Hispanic families at particularrisk.”Many of these parents have never had one minute of safetytraining,” she said. “Often it’s hard just to get them tounderstand that (using child safety seats) is the law.”Who should comeThe September training targets bilingual people who are motivatedto help Spanish-speaking parents and children, she said. It’sideal for community-based educators, medical interpreters, healthdepartments, community-based organizations and others who workwith Latino families.The college-level training isn’t easy. Experts will use a 32-hourNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration curriculum inSpanish to teach the knowledge and skills needed to become anationally certified CPS technician.Participants must pass a written test (100 multiple-choicequestions) and hands-on skills assessment to get the nationalcertification.Instructors will cover:last_img read more

National Life Group names Bob Cotton CFO

first_imgCotton is a graduate of Clarkson University and earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Vermont.  He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP), a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI), a member of the Association of Financial Professionals, the LOMA Treasury Committee, the New York State Society of CPAs, the Vermont Society of CPAs, and the Vermont Security Analysts Society. He is a resident of Williston, Vermont. In his new post Cotton, who joined National Life in 1993, will be responsible for all financial operations of National Life Group, a Fortune 1000 company with $29 billion in assets under management. He will also work with Assadi on strategy and business development. The companies of National Life Group offer life insurance, annuities, and investment* products and services. National Life Group,Bob Cotton has been appointed chief financial officer and senior vice president of National Life Group, it was announced today by Mehran Assadi, president and chief executive officer. ‘This is an exciting time for National Life Group,’ said Cotton. ‘We are a very strong company with a strategic plan that is designed to make us even stronger. I am incredibly honored to be working with Mehran on executing this strategy.’ Prior to joining National Life, he served as an accounting manager at Library Bureau, Inc., and before that as a senior accountant at Coopers & Lybrand. Commenting on the appointment, Assadi said, ‘Bob’s deep knowledge of National Life Group and his broad familiarity with the entire financial services industry will be of tremendous value as we execute our plans for the future. As the leader of our companywide initiative to craft a new three-year strategic plan Bob brought energy and focus that helped us develop a clear direction for our future.’ Cotton began his career with the company as a staff auditor. He steadily assumed positions of greater responsibility and served as the company’s treasurer for six years before his appointment in January as senior vice president for finance.last_img read more

Former Tech Company CEO Who Fled Country Sentenced in Fraud Scheme

first_imgThe former chief of an Israeli technology firm who had eluded U.S. authorities for more than a decade before his extradition last year was sentenced Thursday to nearly three years in prison for his role in a lucrative fraud scheme.In what authorities said was the heaviest penalty ever handed down for a stock option backdating scheme, Jacob “Kobi” Alexander was ordered to serve 30 months in prison during his sentencing at U.S. District Court in Central Islip Thursday.Alexander’s punishment follows his guilty plea in September for a securities fraud scheme dating back nearly two decades. He was indicted more than 10 years ago but had fled to Namibia, a country in southwest Africa, with his family, to evade prosecution, authorities said.Federal prosecutors said Alexander, the former CEO of Comverse, which was traded on the NASDAQ 100, operated a fraudulent backdating scheme and subsequently lied to investors in public filings. Comverse had offices in Woodbury. The scheme went on from 1998 to 2006, authorities said. By backdating stock options, Alexander and his alleged co-conspirators made tens of millions in profits by selecting issuance dates when Comverse stock was trading lower. This allowed Comverse to inflate the amount of its profits and also violated the company’s shareholder-approved stock option plans, authorities said.Alexander’s plan to escape legal scrutiny included an attempt to bribe a witness into making false statements and abruptly fleeing the country, authorities said. Alexander was extradited from Namibia last year.“I deeply regret having participated in this conduct,” Alexander reportedly said back in September. In a statement, Robert Capers, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said Alexander’s conviction and sentence “should send a powerful message to high-ranking executives that corporate rank is no shield to criminal liability.” Embed from Getty Images Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

Women’s FA Cup suspended during month-long lockdown in England as men’s FA Cup goes ahead | Football News

first_imgManchester City beat Everton 3-1 in extra-time to win the 50th Women’s FA Cup final behind closed doors at Wembley on Sunday.The competition was originally scheduled to finish in May but was delayed for over six months at the quarter-final stage because of the pandemic.Sky Sports News has contacted the FA for comment.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The Women’s FA Cup has been suspended during the four-week national lockdown in England, despite the men’s competition being given approval to continue as planned. The FA confirmed on Tuesday that the 10 non-elite teams competing in the first round of the men’s FA Cup will be able to compete from November 6-9.- Advertisement – Women’s FA Cup first-round drawFC United of Manchester Women vs Fleetwood Town Wrens LFC or Liverpool Feds LFCChester-Le-Street Town Ladies FC vs Brighouse Town Women FCNewcastle United Women FC vs Barnsley Women’s FCWolverhampton Wanderers WFC vs Stourbridge FC LadiesLincoln City Women FC vs Solihull Moors Women FCWem Town Ladies FC vs Boldmere St Michaels Women FCHarlow Town Ladies FC vs Ipswich Town LFCKent Football Utd LFC or AFC Wimbledon Ladies vs Luton Town Ladies FC/ Enfield Town LFCBillericay Town LFC vs Maidenhead United LFCEastbourne Town LFC or Leyton Orient WFC vs Actonians LFCAFC Bournemouth Women vs Southampton FC WomenExeter City Women FC vs Cheltenham Town LFC The women’s first round – not classed as elite according to government guidelines – was originally scheduled for November 15, but the earliest return date possible for the competition will be December 2, when lockdown restrictions are due to be eased.Clubs below the Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship will be unable to train or play matches for the duration of the lockdown, with all 24 women’s sides in the FA Cup first round from the fourth tier or below.All adult and children’s grassroots football has been put on halt in England during the lockdown, which came into effect on Thursday. Elite sport will continue behind closed doors.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Agency 2005: UK professional firms compared

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Letting Aaron Ramsey leave for Juventus is ‘criminal’ says former Arsenal star

first_imgAaron Ramsey is departing for Juventus this summer (Picture: Getty Images)Former Arsenal player Jeremie Aliadiere has blasted the club’s decision to let Aaron Ramsey join Juventus at the end of the season.Ramsey’s contract with the Gunners comes to an end this summer and he has signed a deal with the Serie A champions.Rio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starThe Wales international will leave the Emirates on a free and Aliadiere has described the situation as ‘criminal’ for his former club.‘It pains me every time I get to the Emirates and I see lately how well he is performing, knowing he won’t be there next season,’ Aliadiere told talkSPORT.ADVERTISEMENT Letting Aaron Ramsey leave for Juventus is ‘criminal’ says former Arsenal star Phil HaighThursday 21 Mar 2019 7:07 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link28Shares Comment Advertisementcenter_img Ramsey has been at Arsenal since 2008 (Picture: Getty Images)The 28-year-old has made 25 appearances for Arsenal in the Premier League this season, scoring three goals, including one in the north London derby earlier this month.He leaves Arsenal for the Turin giants, with whom he has signed a contract worth a whopping £400,000-a-week.Wales legend Ian Rush claimed that the motivation behind Ramsey’s exit was not money but the desire to win trophies.‘Why Juve? I spoke to him a couple weeks ago, he’s always been convinced of this choice because he wants to win trophies and Juve has always been the first choice for this,’ Rush said in February.‘He believes that they have more chances to win than other teams.’MORE: Ander Herrera on verge of shock Manchester United exit after £150,000-a-week PSG offerMORE: Real Madrid plotting summer move for Man United target Milan Skriniar Jeremie Aliadiere played for Arsenal from 2001-07 (Picture: Getty Images)‘Having such a talent – and he is a team player – he will work for the team, he will do anything for the team before himself.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He will see the benefit of the team.‘And just losing a player like this on a free, for me, is criminal.‘Arsenal has become a club which doesn’t attract too many top players because you just don’t really know what direction they are going in.’ Advertisementlast_img read more

BLOG: Why Does Pennsylvania Need the Centers of Excellence?

first_imgBLOG: Why Does Pennsylvania Need the Centers of Excellence? Human Services,  Substance Use Disorder,  The Blog Opioid use has reached epidemic proportions both nationally and in Pennsylvania. It affects every walk of life: rich, poor, black, white, young, or old, and every area: urban, suburban, and rural. It is unprejudiced in its reach and devastation. One thing has become abundantly clear – opioid addiction is an illness. In order to address this illness we need to think about addiction treatment in a different way.The current path of treatment for people who have opioid-related substance use disorders can be confusing and difficult to navigate. The links between behavioral health treatment and physical health treatment are often broken or not made at all. This means people may drop out of treatment after they receive care for their physical symptoms, but then they miss the critical other part of their care that focuses on their behavioral symptoms. These people also tend to miss out on vital community supports.Pennsylvania is going to change that. Governor Tom Wolf’s proposed budget includes $34.2 million to fund 50 Centers of Excellence across the commonwealth to treat more than 11,250 Pennsylvanians with opioid use disorder. These centers coordinate care for people with Medicaid. Rather than just treating the addiction, we’re treating the entire person through team-based treatment, with the explicit goal of integrating behavioral health and primary care.A common misconception about the Centers of Excellence is that they are physical locations where people can walk in and receive treatment. In reality, when we use the term “center” we are referring to a central, efficient hub around which treatment revolves. These centers will have navigators to assist people with opioid-related substance use disorders though the medical system, and ensure they receive behavioral and physical health care, as well as any evidence-based medications medication-assisted treatment needed.The use of medication (like buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone), coupled with wrap-around supportive services, can prevent people from relapsing and improve their chances for recovery, ultimately driving the aforementioned statistics in the right direction.Since opioids are so powerful, those who try to recover need different types of help in order to beat the disease. In fact, this approach has gained huge momentum as the most modern and successful way to help lighten the load of addiction recovery, especially from opioids. The intense cravings, detoxification, and withdrawal symptoms involved in quitting make addiction difficult to overcome. As our strategy involves both behavioral therapy and FDA approved medication that individuals take to help curb cravings, it can improve the odds of recovery.Applications for participation in the Centers of Excellence were due last month and interest was overwhelming; we received 116 applications from providers in 45 counties. Pending approval in the budget, we will select 50 of those applicants to move forward with implementation.We must do more for our children, family, friends, and neighbors. Treating underlying causes gives people the best chance they have to beat their addiction. Please visit our website at dhs.pa.gov for more information on the centers. Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: Ted Dallas, Secretary of the Department of Human Servicescenter_img June 29, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Ripley County Basketball Ticket Info

first_imgAdvance ticket sales for Batesville H.S. begins Thursday, December 5 at 8:00 am and continues weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 PM until the tournament begins on Tuesday, January 7th.  Tickets cost $10.00 and are valid for the all varsity girls and boys basketball games.The Ripley County girls tournament will be at Jac-Cen-Del High School and the boys games will be played at Batesville High School.  Doors open at 5:00 PM each night and the first game begins at 6:00 PMBatesville All-Sport Tickets, E.I.A.C. passes, and Senior Citizen All-Sport passes are NOT valid for Ripley County tournament play.All I.H.S.A.A. tournament rules and regulations are followed during Ripley County Tournament play.Game 1:    Batesville  vs.  MilanGame 2:    Jac-Cen-Del  vs.  South RipleySubmitted by Batesville AD Mark Ferguson.last_img read more

Canyon ready to roll for kids’ bike giveaway night

first_imgBy Rowdy BriggsPEORIA, Ariz. – After a small break in action, Canyon Speedway Park fires back up on Saturday, May 20 with the Kids’ Bike Giveaway Night. IMCA Modifieds will be returning to the speedway along with the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.Chaz Baca Jr. has dominated the IMCA Modified class at Canyon in 2017. In the six point races, Baca has picked up four wins and finished second in the other two feature events. Guy Norton and John Parmeley claimed the other feature wins this season.George Fronsman has owned the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car season as he leads the way in the point standings.The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks have put on some fantastic races this season and Merle Zachrison continues to lead the standings, although he has yet to claim a main event.At intermission, more than 20 bicycles will be given away to children ages 11 and under.Admission prices for the Kids Bike Giveaway Night are $15 for adults. Seniors (60-plus) and military are $12 and children 11 and under are free. All-access pit passes can be purchased for $35 for adults, while ages 7-11 are $20 and six and under are free.All minors under the age of 18 must have a minor release form filled out and notarized prior to entry into the pits. The form can be found on the track website.last_img read more

Sensitivity

first_imgHas the sensitivity issue gone too far?  Just recently the women’s basketball coach at NKU has come under scrutiny.  A former player has accused the coach of verbally abusing players.  I want to point out that this is in the early stages and no charges have been filed.  It is just a complaint at this time.However, every time you turn the TV on or read a paper someone is coming under scrutiny for something they have supposedly said or done.  Coaches and politicians seem to be the most likely targets.  In the case I listed above, 7 other players have come to this coach’s defense.  In the case of politicians, it is just normal now for anyone in the spotlight to have someone complain about past behavior.  You can no longer give a hand shake, a pat on the back, or put your arm around someone to offer support.For those who are really harrassed, it is a true shame. With so many complaints now a good majority of the people are doubting the accusers.  Why does it seem we always go to one extreme or the other?last_img read more