UNHCR has warned of funding shortages as thousands of refugees flee South Sudan causing strains on the surrounding countries.The refugee agency said that it had received only $122 million of the $608.8 million needed for refugees in South Sudan and the six countries of asylum.“Worst affected are remote regions in Uganda, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic where UNHCR had no previous presence,” UNHCR said in a statement.The agency said the inability to provide food, shelter, basic services, psychosocial assistance, education and livelihood opportunities were prolonging vulnerabilities.It appealed to the international community to support countries of asylum to protect and assist South Sudanese refugees.
After screenshots of the controversial questionnaire did the rounds on social media, a host of fans took to Twitter to state their outrage, with one calling it “unforgivable”.Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the Women’s Equality Party said: “By entertaining the premise of these lazy sexist stereotypes, this survey has damaged the status of women in a sport which already has a huge problem with gender inequality.”Tottenham are right to apologise for the offensive question”It is particularly frustrating that this has undermined the efforts of Tottenham’s board – which has an even split between men and women – to promote women in football and to stamp out sexism and other forms of prejudice.” TOTTENHAM have been forced to issue a groveling apology after they posed a ‘sexist’ question on a fan survey.Spurs asked US-based supporters whether “a woman’s place is in the home?”4 Tottenham trained amidst a row regarding a sexist survey questionCredit: GettyThe question was met with outrage from supporters, with Tottenham issuing a statement calling it “wholly unacceptable”.The statement read: “The inclusion of this question in a club survey was wholly unacceptable and a regrettable oversight.”It has been immediately removed from the survey for any other fans now looking to fill this out.”We sincerely apologise to anyone offended by its initial inclusion.”4 Tottenham sparked controversy after a club survey posed a sexist questionCredit: Getty4 Tottenham fans in the US were asked if ‘a woman’s place is in the home?’Credit: GettyThe survey was sent around to fans via email – complete with club crest at the top – to “learn more” about their fans.A host of multiple-choice questions were posed to American supporters, who were asked to respond with an answer on a scale between “definitely agree” and “definitely disagree”.BEST BAR NONE Take a look inside Tottenham’s new stadium for the first time, including the UK’s longest barThe email read: “We have an ongoing commitment to learn more about the specific requirements of our loyal fans and everyone who interacts with the club.”Therefore, we’re seeking your help to increase our understanding of what you think about Spurs and football/sport in general.”Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen gets in row with ball boy, who is later spoken to by a steward4 Tottenham quickly apologised for the sexist question posedCredit: GettyMORE FOOTBALL FEATURESSHINE ON UK Weather – Brits to bask in 23C sun ahead of scorching 10-DAY heatwaveExclusiveCURSE FEARStrictly curse sees plans for stars and celebs to isolate together scrappedSAM SO SUMPTUOUSVictoria’s Secret Angel Sara Sampaio wows as she poses in racy lingerieExclusiveWAYNE’S AWAYWayne Bridge is selling his mansion — after John Terry moved in nearbyExclusiveRISKY BUSINESSRyan Thomas stops van on dual carriageway to treat himself to a Mr WhippyExclusiveBED GRIME STORYStormzy in talks to write series of children’s books about diversityTUNED INWhat the stars of Chris Moyles’ R1 show are doing now – from marriages to big jobsLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Follow all the latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive BlogUNITED LIVEMan Utd news LIVE: All the latest updates and transfer gossip from Old TraffordExclusive’IT’S BEEN TOUGH’Alan Carr reveals lockdown pressures tempted his husband to drink againHey, @SpursOfficial, a few of the questions in this survey you just sent out are…unforgivable. #coys pic.twitter.com/VcewE7mJT9— Jeff Maysh (@jeffmaysh) March 13, 2018
ANTHONY KNOCKAERT took a leaf out of Philippe Coutinho’s book as he ducked down behind Brighton’s wall for a Christian Eriksen free kick.If you were thinking the Frenchman, 26, was sneaking out of the line of fire, you would be mistaken.6 Anthony Knockaert knelt down behind Brighton’s wall to stop Christian Eriksen driving a low free kickCredit: Rex Features6 Philippe Coutinho made a similar manoeuvre with Liverpool last seasonCredit: Rex FeaturesThe Dane – who has a wand of a right foot – has a knack of being able to hit the ball exactly where he wants it, either over or under a wall.And Brighton manager Chris Hughton drilled his players not to take any chances during the 1-1 draw.Knockaert drew the short straw as he crouched down side-on to the wall with one knee out in front and one under his body.The defensive manoeuvre copies that of Coutinho, who did the same last season during Liverpool’s game against Spurs.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashPicturedMADD FOR ITPrem aces Dele, Maddison & Grealish enjoy hard-earned break in sun-soaked IbizaLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesPicturedSOR SUBJECTNeymar’s ex-girlfriend Soraja Vucelic almost pops out of dress in steamy selfie6 Referee Kevin Friend reminded Knockaert over the laws of the game ahead of the free kickCredit: Rex Features6 Anthony Knockaert has been a key member of Brighton’s squad this seasonCredit: AFP or licensors6 Harry Kane gave Tottenham the lead in the first halfCredit: Getty Images – Getty6 Brighton were able to smother the Tottenham free-kickCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdReferee Kevin Friend also had a word with the midfielder, but did not tell him he could not block the ball in a crouched-down position.The Seagulls’ tactic may have just done the job as well, as Eriksen, 26, laid the ball off to Harry Kane, who sent a lame effort at Maty Ryan.WINNING XI Aguero named in Team of the Year for the first time as De Bruyne and Salah get nodBrighton secured a much-needed point against high-flying Spurs at the Amex as the game ended in a 1-1 draw.Kane opened the scoring for the away side, before Pascal Gross equalised for the South Coast side from the spot.Brighton 1-1 Tottenham: Pascal Groß scores penalty moments after Harry Kane’s opener in great match at the AMEX
Back-to-school season is here. It’s a time for parents to gather school supplies and backpacks. It’s also the perfect time to make sure your children are up to date on their vaccines.To celebrate the importance of immunizations for people of all ages—and make sure children are protected with all the vaccines they need as they go back to school—the Jackson County Department of Public Health is joining with partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month.“Getting children all of the vaccines recommended by the CDC’s immunization schedule is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their children from serious diseases,” said Carla Morgan, Nursing Supervisor. “If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to check with the Health Department or your child’s doctor to find out what vaccines your child needs.”Vaccines protect against a number of serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk for diseases and can also spread diseases to others in their classrooms and community—including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer or other health conditions.Talk to the Health Department or to your child’s doctor to find out which vaccines are recommended for them before going back to school.Parents and caregivers can find out more about the recommended vaccines by visiting http://health.jacksonnc.org/immunizations or calling the Health Department at 828-586-8994 today.
We live in a world, and an industry, that is built upon change. Everything around us is in a constant state of flux, moving forwardand in some cases, backward or sidewaysat a pace that forces all of us to stay on our toes all the time. This is not by any means something thats new or something thats ever going to come to an end. Having been around awhile myself, I can tell you that the only difference is that the pace seems to speed up or slow down depending on whats going on in your life, where you are in your career, whats going on in the business, and how you face those changes as a person and as a professional.Recently I was looking over our People on the Move column, and it made me think about all the wonderful and exciting opportunities that are happening all around us in loss prevention. People moving up or moving on is almost always good news for those individuals, and we applaud their efforts and the prospects that come with new partners, new responsibilities, and new beginnings. Getting promoted or taking a different job can bring with it both personal and professional challenges, making us better at what we do and better contributors to the business and the profession.But growth and change isnt simply built on shifting our geography. We should also be applauding those who have seen the value in staying with one company for a long time. They recognize the merits of stability and consistency in their companies and their careers. They find their potential by building on a solid foundation and in the appeal of sparking internal change to create a winning program and a successful career. I think of my good friend Bob MacLea, who spent 41 years with TJX Companies and made countless contributions to the company and the loss prevention community.- Sponsor – But I can also point to one of our own here at LP Magazine in Amy Carpenter, who is on the move after seventeen years working behind the scenes with the LPM team. By bringing their own brand of excellence to what they do, professionals like Amy bring immeasurable value to their organizations. Thank you, Amy. You have both our gratitude and our congratulations as you move forward on your personal journey.Heads or Tails?The benefits of a new role in a new organization are often easy to see and admire. Its the shiny new penny (or quarter for the millennials out there) thats fresh and attractive, full of promise and opportunity. We see the prospects of something new with the chance to learn, grow, and make a difference in creative and exciting ways. By learning, we remain relevant. By developing our skill sets, we build career security. By spreading our wings, we expand our possibilities.On the other side of that same shiny coin are the prospects of staying with the same company and taking our careers to new and different levelswhile staying put. Stability and familiarity arent necessarily a bad thing, and if we understand the need to continue our growth and development along the way, there are many potential ways to develop our skills and build career security right in our own back yard. But making these decisions should never be as simple as flipping a coin. Changing companies will mean different cultures, colleagues, and strategies, along with other hurdles that can bring unexpected challenges. The decision to move should never be made on impulse or emotion and deserves careful consideration.By the same respect and for many of the same reasons, we shouldnt decide to stay with a company based on impulse or emotion or the anxiety that comes with facing change. Opening new doors and new opportunities can enhanceand extendour careers. Career security also comes with making ourselves as marketable as possible, gaining new perspectives and exposure to different company cultures. Change can be scary, but there are times when change can be necessary and highly beneficial.Over the years many friends and colleagues have asked me for advice on making tough career decisions. Obviously, some choices are easier than others based on needs, opportunities, responsibilities, finances, job elimination, and many other factors that can come into play. My best counsel is that whatever decision that you make, those decisions should be based on rational thought, careful consideration, and informed decisions. Make the right choice for yourself, your family, and your organization, and youll end up with a truly moving experience. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
The Top Boarding Schools of India identified on the grounds of Education, Excellence and Performance. The evaluation has been done on the basis of teacher welfare and development, competence of faculty, sports education, special needs education, co-curricular education, value for money, infrastructure provision, academic reputation, individual attention to students, leadership/management quality, parental involvement, internationalism, community service, life skills education and conflict management.The Next time you want to send your child to most sophisticated school, check the rankings below.The List has been divided into 3 categories of Boarding Schools:-Boarding Co-EdBoarding for GirlsBoarding for BoysHere is a look at how Boarding Schools have performed, as a guide for parents and school authorities on the basis of school performances. Boarding School Co – EdBoarding for Girls Boarding for Boys 1.Sahyadri School, PuneWelham Girls School, DehradunBishop Cotton School, Shimla2.Rishi Valley School, ChittoorMayo College Girls School, AjmerThe Doon School, Dehradun3.Lawrence School, SanawarScindia Kanya Vidyalaya, Gwalior & Unison World Scholl, DehradunThe Scindia School, Gwalior4.Rajghat Besant School, VaranasiEcole Globale International Girls School, DehradunMayo College, Ajmer5.The Assam Valley School, Balipara & Jain International Residential School, BangaloreAshok Hall Girls Residential School, RanikhetWelham Boys School, Dehradun6.Sri Sathya Sai Higher Sec. School, Prasanthi Nilayam, PuttaparthiVidya Devi Jindal School, HisarRashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun7.Sherwood College, NanitalMussoorie International School, MussoorieBirla Public School, Pilani8.New Era High School, PanchganiShah Satnam Ji Girls School, SirsaSarala Birla Academy, Bangaloreadvertisement9.Orchid International School, NashikMody School, Lakshmangarh, RajasthanSt. Joseph’s School, North Point, Darjeeling10.Lawrence School, Lovedale, OotyHopetown Girls School, Dehradun & Birla Balika Vidyapeeth, PilaniBirla Vidya Mandir, Nainital Ranking is done on the basis of School’s performance. This acts as a guide for parents and school authorities to level their performances.Ranking and Survey done by Education World Magazine
Bayern Munich chairman Rummenigge not ruling out Lucas Hernandez dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is coy over talk of a deal for Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez.There’s been talk of Bayern meeting the €85m buyout clause in Lucas’ Atletico contract.”No decision has been made about this,” said Rummenigge. “Hasan Salihamidzic (sports director) and his team of scouts are watching interesting players, it’s their job and they’re doing it very well.”We have not yet made a final decision about whether we are going to do something in winter or summer. “I am not afraid of the future and we will carry out this change in the team, now we are in the first phase, the second will start in summer.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Dennis WardAPTN NewsThe newest addition to the Thunder Bay police services board has been removed just days after being appointed.Thunder Bay lawyer John Cyr was appointed to the board by the province on Tuesday but calls for his resignation were almost immediate after a March, 2017 letter to the editor of the local paper resurfaced.In it, Cyr wrote that comments made at the time by Senator Lynn Beyak were “balanced and thoughtful.”A Senate ethics committee recently found letters posted by Beyak on her website were racist.When she refused to remove them she was suspended for the during of Parliament.,Following Cyr’s appointment to the police board, Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler said in a statement, “it is unacceptable and insulting that a person who has expressed support for Senator Beyak’s racist actions would be appointed by the province to the board tasked with restoring the trust of this city’s troubled police service with the Indigenous community.”Fiddler wrote “policing is in crisis in Thunder Bay, and there is no place for a residential school apologist to service a community that is struggling to rebuild the relationship between its police service and the Indigenous population.”On Friday, Cyr was gone.A statement provided by the Ontario Office of the Solicitor General says in part, “our government values its relationship with Ontario’s Indigenous people and are committed to making it a meaningful partnership. John Cyr’s views do not align with those of our government.“That’s why as soon as we became aware of Mr. Cry’s past views, the government acted to remove Mr. Cyr from the Thunder Bay police services board.”Chief Peter Collins of the neighbouring Fort William First Nation welcomed the news.“You don’t put people in place that support that kind of tone or that kind of discussion,” Collins said in a phone interview.“The problems we have is the very reason why he shouldn’t be sitting there.”Collins is also calling on the removal of Thunder Bay Mayor Bill Mauro from the police board.He wrote the solicitor general and the administrator of the police board.In the letter, Collins wrote, “I have come to the conclusion that in light of the persistent failure by the Mayor of Thunder Bay to acknowledge, by his actions and words, the seriousness of systemic racism that exists, there is an inherent conflict of interest in the Mayor’s seat on the Thunder Bay Police Services Board.“I believe it requires that they Mayor be removed from the Thunder Bay Police Services Board and replaced by further indigenous representation.”Collins says the mayor’s actions and remarks are inconsistent with the recent investigation into the police board by Senator Murray Sinclair.Sinclair’s report found the trust in police among Indigenous people has eroded in part by a series of incidents “demonstrating the presence, if not the prevalence, of racist attitudes within the TBPS.One of those incidents involves the current mayor’s brother, Sgt. Jim Mauro who on Christmas day in 2006, placed a prank 9-1-1 call while on duty imitating a First Nation’s woman.Mauro was disciplined with a four day suspension and required to issue an apology.Bill Mauro did not respond for a request for an [email protected]@denniswardnews
Alberta passed legislation officially repealing its provincial carbon tax last week, after United Conservative Premier Jason Kenney won the April election on a promise to kill it.“It’s unfortunate because Alberta had a made-in-Alberta plan to put a price on pollution and we clearly need Alberta to be part of our national climate plan as Alberta has the highest emissions in the country,” McKenna said in Ottawa.“We need to move forward to tackle climate change.“We see the impacts of climate change through extreme weather, including in Alberta where there are forest fires that are burning earlier than ever before, that are burning stronger, and that is having serious impacts on the lives of Albertans as well as on their economy.”Alberta joins four other provinces _ New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan _ which have declined to impose their own carbon levys, leaving Ottawa to impose the federal one.Kenney has said if Ottawa impose its fee, he will join Saskatchewan and Ontario in fighting it in court. OTTAWA, O.N. – Ottawa says a federal carbon tax will be imposed on Alberta starting Jan. 1.Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says she has written the province to inform it of the decision.She says 90 per cent of the money collected will go back to Alberta taxpayers in rebates, meaning an average family of four will get $888 returned next year. The remaining 10 per cent will go toward making buildings in the province more energy efficient.
The Oakland Athletics, for weeks now, have been terrible. They’ve gone 27-37 in the season’s second half, with a 12-17 record in August and an even uglier 8-15 mark in September. Yet thanks largely to some atrocious play by their AL West rivals in Seattle, the A’s are about to clinch their third straight playoff berth anyway.Still, few people seem to be taking Oakland seriously as a World Series contender. Some of that disrespect comes from simple math: By having to play an additional one-game playoff just to get to the American League Division Series, the A’s face a tougher climb than MLB’s six division winners. But much of the disdain for Oakland’s chances stems from an overemphasis on momentum. If the A’s have stunk up the joint for most of August and September, why should anyone believe October will be any different?Because there’s no evidence to suggest that how a team plays heading into the postseason has any correlation with how it fares in the postseason. That’s why.Last week, we looked at teams’ regular-season road records and whether those can predict playoff success (the answer was yes, they do). Here, we used the same methodology, looking at every playoff game from 1969 through 2013 to see whether we could find a predictive link between late-season performance and playoff success.In the end, we found that full-season winning percentages were a significant predictor of postseason outcomes. But the degree to which a team was hot after June, July or August was not statistically significant when it came to forecasting playoff proficiency.Now that doesn’t necessarily prove definitively that there’s nothing to the momentum theory. As Bill James reminds us, an absence of evidence isn’t conclusive proof by itself, and it’s possible that further research using a different approach could yield different results.Still, given the hot-or-not narratives that pop up every October, and the lack of evidence to support the momentum theory, it’s probably time to take the A’s a bit more seriously as contenders. Jay Jaffe (at Baseball Prospectus) and Dave Cameron (for Fox Sports) both tested the theory by looking at playoff results from 1995 on and couldn’t find any statistically significant correlation either.Yes, the A’s will probably have to get past a stingy Kansas City Royals squad, one that’s excelled at pitching and defense all year, just to crack the ALDS. But with a pitching staff bolstered by the acquisitions of Jon Lester and Jeff Samardzija, and an offense that has struggled in the second half but looked strong in the first half, the A’s have the talent to compete for a title in a playoff field that lacks a clear favorite.As sharply as their luck turned down the stretch, it could just as easily turn for the better — starting now.CORRECTION (Sept. 26, 11:57 a.m.): A previous version of this article incorrectly said the Oakland Athletics have gone 27-39 in the season’s second half and had a 8-14 mark in September. They have gone 27-37 in the second half and 8-15 in September.