Congo: Panzi-HHI partnership

first_imgHarvard’s partnership with a Congolese hospital seeks to understand the causes of the violence against women that hangs like a toxic cloud over a huge swath of this enormous country in Africa’s midsection.last_img

Twins Top Tigers, Lead Series 3-0

first_imgThe Minnesota Twins came from behind to beat the Detroit Tigers and notched their fifth straight win Saturday night.Detroit took a 1-0 lead over Minnesota in the opening inning. That score stood until the Twins got on the board and tied it up 1-1 in the bottom of the fifth. In the top of the seventh, the Tigers opened up a 3-1 lead. Minnesota closed the gap to 3-2 in the bottom frame. Then in the ninth, the Twins ran in two to win the game 4-3. 360p 720p HD Miguel Sano had two RBIs and a solo home run on three hits. Byron Buxton finished the day with the game-winning walk-off single. Jake Cave, Ehire Adrianza, Nelson Cruz each ran one in for Minnesota.Kenta Maeda threw eight strikeouts and allowed two hits and three runs in the first six innings. Tyler Clippard tallied one strikeout and three hits in the seventh inning and Jorge Alcala closed out the final two with three strikeouts and two hits.The Twins improve to 25-16 and now lead the series 3-0. The two teams with take the field for game four on Sunday. Pre-game starts at 12:00 p.m. on AM 1240 and 95.3 FM WJON.Easy Summery Pineapple Ice PopsAbbey MinkeWhat You Will Need For These Cool TreatsThese ice pops are really simple, and would make a great “last week of summer activity” for the kids. Abbey Minke1 1/2 Cups of Pineapple JuiceAdd the juice to a blender. Abbey Minke1 Can of Coconut MilkYou can use either lite or full fat coconut milk. I used lite because that is what I had in the house. Abbey Minke1 tbsp of Pure Maple SyrupThis ingredient is optional, but I think even this small touch of sweetness is perfect for cutting through the acidity of the pineapple. Abbey MinkePour Into Popsicle MoldsI found this really fun pineapple mold at Walmart for $1.50 and it is what inspired the recipe. It is just so fun and summery. Abbey MinkeAdd in 1 Small Can of Pineapple Tidbits and BlendMake sure that the pineapple pieces are totally blended in, unless you are into pineapple chunks in your pops. It’s all based on preference. Abbey MinkeThe Finished ProductPop it out of the mold, and enjoy the flavors of summer before Pumpkin Spice consumes everything. Auto (360p) 1080p HDcenter_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56490 1/1 About Connatix V56490last_img read more

Banks DIH Ltd., Rainforest Waters 11-race programme set for Saturday

first_imgCycling action returns to the National Park on Saturday with the staging of the second edition of the Banks DIH Limited’s Rainforest Waters 11-race programme. According to organizer of the event, Hassan Mohamed, the day’s activities are scheduled to pedal off at 09:00hrs and is geared towards attracting the cream of the nation’s wheelsmen.Cash incentives along with trophies will be rewarded to the top riders in each event.Mohamed also noted that a fiercely contested day of racing is anticipated since all the riders will be keen on taking pole position.Paul DeNobrega Inform riders, Curtis Dey, Paul DeNobrega and Michael Anthony along with Alonzo Ambrose, Chris Griffith and Romello Crawford are some of the senior cyclists who will be pedaling for the top honours in the feature 35-lap event.Walter Grant-Stuart took  top honours at last year’s feature event with a time of one hour and 17minutes. However, he is currently overseas hence a new champion will be crowned.Other events scheduled to roll off include: the 12 to 14 years boys and girls (3 laps), veterans over-50 years (5 laps), veterans over-60 years (5 laps), upright cyclists (5 laps), BMX boys open (3 laps), BMX boys 12 to 14 years (3 laps), BMX boys 9 to 12 years (3 laps) and BMX boys 6 to 9 years (3 laps). The Juveniles along with the Veterans Under-50 races are slated to be keenly contested.Junior Niles (Veterans Under-50) Emmanuel Gayraul (Juvenile) and Kennard Lovell (Veteran’s Over-50) were the top bikers in their categories last year.Staff members of Banks DIH Limited are expected to be on hand to assist in the presentation of prizes to the top performers.last_img read more

#Nextchat: Defining HR’s Value Proposition

first_imgHR professionals bring specific experience and knowledge to an organization that the senior executives often don’t have. Areas such as benefits strategies, training and development, employer branding, and succession planning are often pushed to the bottom of the company agenda, without thought to the amount that these aspects contribute to organizational effectiveness. A few weeks ago we chatted about specific tactics that HR pros can use to implement strategy every day. But what if senior executives don’t understand how HR’s actions affect the bigger picture—and don’t back them?  HR often needs the support and cooperation of senior executives, and the departments they oversee, in order to implement strategies that will benefit the entire organization.How can HR leaders help executives address corporate blind spots? Please join @SHRMNextchat at 3 p.m. ET on February 11 for #Nextchat with special guest Joey Price, CEO of Jumpstart HR (@JVPSaid). We’ll chat about how HR can define its value proposition to other senior executives in an organization.Q1. What skills should a good, strategic HR professional have? Q2. What should every corporate executive understand about HR’s impact on organizational success?Q3. How has HR’s role in organizational business strategy changed over the past five years?Q4. What are some common blind spots that HR executives can help point out to other corporate executives?Q5. What areas are you focusing on in your company to increase organizational effectiveness?Q6.What would you say to executives who just don’t get HR’s importance?Q7. Do you think HR’s impact on organizational success will increase or decrease in the future? Why?Q8. What advice would you give a Millennial HR professional about growing in their strategic skill sets? What’s a Twitter chat?last_img read more

LPM Insider Survey Results: Most Believe LP Did Not Use Excessive Force

first_imgAs reported recently in LPM Insider’s Breaking News, a widely circulated online video has fueled debate over whether a loss prevention associate used excessive force in an encounter with a 16-year-old girl accused of shoplifting.According to police, the loss prevention representative approached two female teenagers as they attempted to leave the store with “miscellaneous items” they allegedly tried to take from the store without payment. When they were approached, one of the teenagers began kicking and punching the loss prevention representative, later biting him on the chest, before being taken to the ground as the loss prevention representative attempted to subdue the alleged shoplifter. The other teenager fled the scene.Roughly 10 – 12 other customers gathered around the area and shouted at the loss prevention representative throughout the incident. Much of the altercation was captured on video, which can be viewed here.- Sponsor – Many have taken issue with the video’s depiction of how the loss prevention representative handled the situation, accusing him of being too rough with the juvenile. Others have criticized those seen watching the altercation, while still others are defending the loss prevention representative’s actions as warranted given the circumstances.What do you think? Was the loss prevention representative justified in his actions, or was excessive force used as he tried to subdue the shoplifter?Survey ResultsThe nature of the apprehension process always has the potential to lead to volatile situations, which is why it’s critically important to follow your training and abide by company policies.Approximately 63% of those surveyed believe the LP representative’s actions were justified based on the situation. By the same respect, 15 percent believe that the LP representative should have allowed the shoplifter to leave when she resisted.Contrarily, just 2 percent believe that while the LP representative has the right to defend himself, excessive force was used. Another 4 percent feel that the actions of the LP representative were inappropriate and excessive force was used.Others feel that they still need more information, with 16 percent indicating that they are not sure based on what was seen in the video.Here is a sampling of your comments:“Since the entire video, from the approach to apprehension isn’t seen it’s hard to say with absolute certainty. What I do find disturbingly normal in today’s society is that not one of the bystanders yells at the shoplifting subject to stop fighting. they just seem to focus on the LP agent and yell at him to let her go. I have been in similar situations and it boggles my mind that society’s initial reaction is to blame the agent, or police and never the wrong-doer.”“When a suspect begins punching, kicking and ultimately biting you it becomes a matter of self-defense. Without knowing medical issues or diseases the subject could have infected the officer with after biting him, they should be detained for examination and identification.”“The best course of action probably would have been to let her go as someone, whether the shoplifter, the LP person, or a customer could have been hurt. However, this was absolutely not an excessive use of force.”“If the LP Rep had tried to let her leave and she continued to try to fight him, then these actions were completely justified.”“Store management needed to have helped more. The shoplifter could have been removed to a back area of the store to wait for police.”“Looks to me more like the two of them stumbled to the ground rather than the LP guy “taking her to the ground”. While no one will agree that aggressive action is the best action. I would by no means call this excessive force, especially in light of the teenager’s aggression.”“First off, the video is inconclusive. It only shows what happened in the middle of the whole ordeal. Should the LP just let her go? Yes, he should have, but we also have the right to defend ourselves. To have a shoplifter come out kicking and swinging after simply being approached is going to set a ton of emotions into play that many people might not be prepared to handle.” “Where do we draw the line on self-defense vs. excessive force? Once again, this is the issue with our society today—if you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime. Stop making excuses for punks that break the law!”“The video is misleading. It does not show the initial contact between the LP representative and the shoplifter. There isn’t enough information from this video to make an informed observation. Anyone who says otherwise is incorrect.”“Good Work!” “The actions of some the “bystanders” in the video should also be questioned.”“Defending oneself is one thing but the minute things became combative and with all the attention due to shoppers and employees—and especially with the scene being caused—he should have immediately disengaged and allowed her to leave.”“This is why I left the industry. No matter what wisdom this LP agent used to address this threat, he will be patronized by the media and disciplined by his management—all for doing his job!”Do you have any additional thoughts? Let us know what’s on your mind in the comments below.   Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Old, new franchisees differ on IPL 4 format

first_imgA meeting between the BCCI and IPL franchisees on Thursday laid bare differences between the old and new team-owners over the modalities of the tournament’s fourth season.  AuctionsThe original eight teams of IPL wanted to retain seven of their players (four Indians and three international) in IPL 4 and beyond. But the two new franchisees of Pune and Kochi felt this would keep 56 players out of the auction and deny them a level-playing field. The teams wanted all the players to be up for auction every year.  Salary capThe salary cap turned out to be another bone of contention. The older franchisees wanted the salary cap to remain at 7 million while the new wanted it raised to 9 million. MatchesThere were differences over the number of matches to be played as well. With the addition of two new teams, it was earlier decided to have 94 matches. But it is believed that the older teams wanted the number of matches reduced to 68 because of various issues, including injuries to players and burnouts.  M. Vanchi, the director of GMR Group that owns the Delhi Daredevils, said suggestions were taken from all the team-owners. “A three-member team of the BCCI will take a decision,” he said. ‘Modi hung without trial’Suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi’s absence was felt at the meeting by some team-owners. Ness Wadia, the co-owner of Kings XI Punjab, said: “Unfortunately Modi has been hung without a fair trial.” Wadia said there were many contenders vying to buy his team. “We will pick the best deal,” he said.advertisementlast_img read more

Jarencio lightens up Batang Pier mood amid playoff chase; Elite stay in quarterfinal hunt

first_img‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte In only his first conference in charge, the former UAAP champion coach of University of Santo Tomas has injected a light and positive atmosphere within the Batang Pier as they make a push for a playoff spot.The Batang Pier went on to register a 108-91 victory over the Picanto as they stayed on track for a Top 6 finish at the end of the PBA Philippine Cup elimination round at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“Coach is like a friend to us, but at the same time we give him the utmost respect,” Araña said in Filipino. “The atmosphere has been great whether we win or we lose. Every time we lose, he tells us to move forward and focus on the next game.”Jarencio’s approach is paying dividends with the Batang Pier improving to 5-5 for a tie of sixth spot with Barangay Ginebra heading into their final game of the elimination round against Phoenix Petroleum on March 2. SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais “The mind-set right now is to try to get into that Top 6 so we will play a best-of-three series in the quarterfinals,” said Sean Anthony, who had 21 points, eight rebounds and four steals in 27 minutes on the floor. “We want to be playoff-ready and that Phoenix game is another playoff game.”Later, Blackwater tightened up its defense down the stretch to close out the elimination round with an 83-78 trouncing of Phoenix Petroleum to keep its quarterfinal hopes alive.Mike DiGregorio, Mac Belo and Raymar Jose each finished with 14 points, while JP Erram continued his stellar showing with 12 points and 19 boards for seventh double-double of the conference as the Elite wound up with a 5-6 record.“We’re hoping that five wins will be enough for a playoff for the quarterfinals. We’re looking forward to playing more games this conference,” said Blackwater coach Leo Isaac.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Altas seek 11th NCAA men’s plum vs Chiefs BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GlobalPort’s Stanley Pringle (left) dribbles his way past KIA’ s Reden Celda. —SHERWIN VARDELEONWith more than a minute remaining and victory against KIA in the bag last Wednesday night, GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio gave Ryan Araña a free rein to call a play during a timeout, much to the surprise of the veteran forward.Although Batang Pier guard Stanley Pringle scored on the next possession, the play designed by Araña wasn’t executed, drawing a laugh from Jarencio and his players.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more