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CCHR Hosts Educational Webinar Series on Mental Health Law

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CCHR Florida’s head office is located in downtown Clearwater.

Tampa Bay-area attorney and former Deputy Public Defender for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Carmen Miller, Esq., will be the guest speaker at the July 9 seminar.

Tampa Bay-area attorney and former Deputy Public Defender for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Carmen Miller, Esq., will be the guest speaker at the July 9 seminar.

It was reported during the Baker Act Task Force that approximately 30% of children being Baker Acted in Pinellas County alone did not meet the criteria.

It was reported during the Baker Act Task Force that approximately 30% of children being Baker Acted in Pinellas County alone did not meet the criteria.

As reported by the Baker Act Reporting Center, a staggering 35,965 involuntary psychiatric examinations were initiated on children across the state.

As reported by the Baker Act Reporting Center, a staggering 35,965 involuntary psychiatric examinations were initiated on children across the state.

According to the Center for Patient-Centred Outcomes Research, every year tens of thousands of young people in foster care suffer damage to their health due to the unnecessary prescription of several psychotropic medications.

According to the Center for Patient-Centred Outcomes Research, every year tens of thousands of young people in foster care suffer damage to their health due to the unnecessary prescription of several psychotropic medications.

The Florida Mental Health Act, Chapter 394, is divided into five different parts and covers a huge amount of information, including involuntary exams.

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — To better protect human rights in mental health, the Florida Chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is organizing two free webinars on mental health law health in June. The webinars will cover the topic of involuntary examination in Florida, called the Baker Act.

The first online event will be held on July 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This webinar will be moderated by attorney Carmen Miller. Ms. Miller served as an assistant public defender in the Thirteenth Circuit for many years in Tampa, and is now in the private sector specializing in cases of those committed involuntarily under the Baker Act. This webinar is designed to provide mental health providers with a better understanding of the Baker Law, including its history, use, impact on human rights, and steps to take while protecting vulnerable people and their rights. . The general public is also invited to attend.

Specific learning objectives will include:

1. Understand the legal background and intentions of the Baker Act.
2. Be able to describe the laws regarding involuntary examinations.
3. Be able to identify basic human rights affected by the Baker Act and unintended consequences of the law.
4. Get action steps to protect yourself, your children and everyone affected by the Baker Act.

Titled “Foster Children & The Baker Act,” the second webinar will take place on July 30 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. This online event is being held to raise awareness and social workers, guardian ad litem, caregivers and adoptive parents are all invited to join the conversation about the flaws in the foster care system and how many of these children end up by being sent to involuntary psychiatry. exams, called Baker Act.

Specific learning objectives will include:

1. What foster children experience when thrown into the system and how this relates to parents, guardians and caregivers.
2. Fundamental rights that are impacted by the foster care system.
3. How the Baker Law is applied to foster children.
4. What steps can be taken to better protect these children from abuse.

CCDH is dedicated to the protection of children and has worked for decades to restore and protect the mental health human rights of all Floridians. For more information on how to protect your rights or to register for the webinars, please call 1-800-782-2878.

About CCHR: Originally established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuse under the guise of mental health and enact protections for patients and consumers . L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, was the first to make psychiatric imprisonment known to the general public: , you are. All in the name of ‘sanity’,” he wrote in March 1969.

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Indiana University Northwest Offers Free Business Webinars • Northwest Indiana Business Magazine

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Indiana University Northwest offers a series of free business webinars for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Sessions will take place online on the second Friday of each month until October starting at 1 p.m.

The series includes:

  • Effective team leadership with Charles Hobson, Professor of Business Administration; July 8
  • Marketing strategies that attract long-time customers with Yllka Azemi, lecturer in marketing; August 12
  • Effective Employee Motivation Strategies with Cynthia Roberts, Professor of Organizational Behavior and Leadership, Dean of the School of Business and Economics; September 9
  • Technology for small business with Ranjan Kini, professor of management – ​​information systems; October 14

Prior registration is required at iun.edu/sba.

IUN’s Small Business Academy offers training and access to helpful resources on business and management concepts for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

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Salvation Army ready for hurricane season after training – News is My Business

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Orlando Olivera, coordinator of FEMA’s Caribbean office in Puerto Rico.

The Salvation Army, the Office of Emergency and Disaster Management (NMEAD, in Spanish) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) held a series of workshops to build organizational skills to nonprofit in emergency management in the face of the current hurricane season.

“The workshop presented the different events that can occur during a hurricane season, a natural or man-made disaster, how to detect and act correctly in dangerous situations, save the lives of family members, members community and workplaces,” said Mauricio Rivera. , the NMEAD response manager.

The Salvation Army’s Disaster Management and Emergency Operations Center has an industrial kitchen that will feed 360,000 people a month in emergencies, at a rate of 12,000 people a day . From the center, all efforts will be coordinated to bring aid to the communities.

The 15,500 square foot warehouse located in Caguas will serve as the main distribution center for the entire island. Storage facilities will receive, sort and distribute a variety of food and supplies such as: baby items, hygiene products, water, clothing, mattresses, canopies and, in some cases, furniture to help survivors of an emergency, nonprofit officials said.

“In addition, [there are] units with food ready to intervene and help rescuers and survivors in the event of a disaster, a drinking water tank, a diesel tank, an electric generator and satellite phones. We urge everyone to prepare and have a plan of action ready for any storm,” said Maj. Juan Mercado, Salvation Army Divisional Commander for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Meanwhile, Orlando Olivera, coordinator of FEMA’s Caribbean office in Puerto Rico, acknowledged the Salvation Army’s work in providing aid in Puerto Rico and the continental United States.

“Many times over the past 30 years that FEMA has maintained a permanent presence in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, we have partnered with The Salvation Army to help communities affected by emergencies,” did he declare.

“The entity continues to be one of the organizations that regularly provides aid to communities affected by emergencies on the island,” Olivera said.


This story was written by our staff based on a press release.

FDRHPO offers “Stop the Bleed” training | WWTI

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WATERTOWN, NY (WWTI) – The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization is looking for community members who are interested in lifesaving training.

The training allows certified instructors to teach the life-saving STOP THE BLEED® technique. The organization is looking for training sites to hold the training and people who would like to attend. FDRHPO’s North Country EMS program agency program director Ann Smith highlighted the benefits of receiving the training in a press release from the organization.

“We have very skilled and dedicated instructors ready to go, and we are all delighted to offer STOP THE BLEED® trainings across the north of the country, teaching ordinary citizens the basic actions to manage severe bleeding following day-to-day emergencies, mass casualty events or natural disasters,” Smith said. “The STOP THE BLEED® Technique allows individuals to provide immediate assistance to stop or slow external bleeding before professional responders arrive – a single action that could save many lives.”

Each community site that trains 20 or more people at their site will be equipped with a STOP THE BLEED® kit to perform the rescue technique in the event of a bleeding emergency at that particular site. This is similar to how automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are made readily available for cardiac emergencies.

Watertown International Airport was the location for the first community training for WHRDF on June 21, and there are 25 free training sessions still available to book. Those interested in coordinating a training site in their community can register online or by calling or emailing the PHRFPO North Country EMS Program Agency at 315-755-2020 ext. 52 or [email protected]

The STOP THE BLEED® initiative in the North Country was made possible by a $4,100 LEAD Impact grant from the Northern New York Community Foundation and its LEAD Council. More information can be found on the STOP THE BLEED® website.

Fishing tournaments, shooting sports events and DNR webinars underway on the outdoor calendar – Grand Forks Herald

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To obtain an event in the Outdoors calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 1148 or by email at

[email protected]

. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

  • July 9th : “Know Your Refuge” event, “Bison and Biology,” 1 p.m., White Horse Hill National Game Preserve, 2107 Park Drive, St. Michael, ND, 20 km south of Devils Lake on State Highway 20/57 . Meet at the Visitor Center. Information: (701) 766-7272.
  • July 23: “Know Your Hideaway” Event, “Catch the Wave,” 1 p.m., White Horse Hill National Game Preserve, 2107 Park Drive, St. Michael, ND, 12 miles south of Devils Lake on State Highway 20/57 . Meet at the Visitor Center. Information: (701) 766-7272.
  • August 13: “Know Your Haven” Event, “The Colors of Summer,” 1 p.m., White Horse Hill National Game Preserve, 2107 Park Drive, St. Michael, ND, 20 km south of Devils Lake on State Highway 20/57. Meet at the Visitor Center. Information: (701) 766-7272.
  • July 9th : Scheels Catfish Classic, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Red River to Moorhead. Entry fee $120, limited to 50 two-person teams. Info: i29classic.com or Tournament Director Brad Durick, (701) 739-5808.
  • July 16: Pembina Catfish Tournament, Red River near Pembina, North Dakota. Registration fee $100 per boat before June 16 and $125 per boat after. Minimum of 2 anglers per boat, and shore fishing is permitted. Over $5,000 in prizes. Launching and registration of boats from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and fishing will continue until 5 p.m.; teams must be back at the staging area or boat launch by 5:30 p.m. Contact: [email protected] or the Pembina Catfish Tournament Facebook page.
  • July 29-30: REEL’M IN High School Fishing Tournament, Devils Lake. Each two-person student team fishes with a boat captain. To qualify, students must be involved with a fishing club, organization, or their school’s fishing team, have participated in a tournament such as the Angler Young Angler Series, Minnesota Fishing Challenge, or other charity tournaments. fundraising. Points will be awarded for the longest walleyes, white bass, northern pike and perch/crappies. First-place team students will each win $500 scholarships to Lake Region State College in Devils Lake. Second and third place teams will receive cash prizes of $300 and $200 respectively. The rules meeting is July 29 and the tournament is July 30; Johnnie Candle, walleye pro, fishing guide and outdoor communicator, runs the tournament; entry fee $40. More info: https://bit.ly/royalreelmin; or contact Candle at (701) 371-9431 or by email at [email protected]
  • July 29-31: Cats Incredible Catfish Tournament and Dock Dogs competition, LaFave Park on the Red River in East Grand Forks. Tournament rules meeting at 7 p.m. on July 29, with fishing hours from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 30 and July 31. Info: catsincredibletournament.com, facebook.com/catsincredible, [email protected] or by phone at (218) 399-3474.
  • August 12-13: Catfish Capital Challenge, Red River to Drayton, ND. Fishing hours from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, with a rules meeting at 7 p.m. on August 11 at Johnny Bravos in downtown Drayton. Registration fee $300 per team of two people. Info: catfishdrayton.com.
  • August 6-7: Coon ‘N Crockett Muzzleloaders Black Powder Match, East Grand Forks Rod and Gun Club, 12923 480th Ave. NW, East Grand Forks. For further information: (701) 922-1813; or [email protected]; or egfgunclub.org.
  • August 19-21: Lake Country Mountaineers Black Powder Club 42nd Annual Meet, Pioneer Grounds near Perham, Minnesota. Information: [email protected]
  • September 23-25: 49th Annual Plainsmen Gunpowder Club shoot and meet, original site of the Hudson’s Bay Trading Post near Georgetown, Minnesota. Directions/info: Mark Roster, president, (701) 799-0980; Dave Zaeski, vice president, (701) 367-6811; or [email protected]

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is continuing its hunting, fishing, and outdoor learning webinar series this summer. The webinars, which are free, start at noon on Wednesday and pre-registration is required at mndnr.gov. The webinars are also recorded and available online. The next webinars are:

  • June 29: Smallmouth bass fishing in the river. DNR Fisheries Supervisor Eric Altena will discuss where smallmouths hang out in the rivers, why people like to chase smallmouths, and how to catch more.
  • July 6: Alternatives to lead fishing tackle. Kelly Amoth and Steven Yang, coordinators of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s “Get the Lead Out” program, will talk about the danger lead poses to loons and other wildlife and discuss lead-free alternatives and success stories.
  • July 13: How to harvest wild rice. Nicholas Snavely, MNR Assistant Wildlife Manager in Sauk Rapids, will share tips for harvesting wild rice later this summer.
  • July 20: Basics of paddling. An expert from the Three Rivers Park District in the Twin Cities will provide an introduction to canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding, as well as places to paddle and rent equipment.
  • July 27: Manage your family’s lake shore. MNR Aquatic Plants Specialist Shane McBride and Fisheries Landscapes Coordinator Heather Baird will cover regulations and best practices for lakeshore management.
  • August 3: New Deer Hunting Regulations: Todd Froberg, Big Game Program Coordinator, will provide updates on deer hunting regulations, numbers and new chronic wasting zones.
  • August 10: Hunters as citizen scientists. Discover two scientific surveys in which hunters provide the data needed to help monitor deer and turkey populations over time.
  • August 17: Clay target shooting for beginners. Sheri Brengman, volunteer steering committee member and instructor for MNR’s Becoming an Outdoors Woman program, will talk about the basics of trap shooting and other clay target games.
  • August 24: Beginning of the goose season. MNR Wildlife Manager Dave Trauba will discuss early season goose hunting opportunities and provide advice on how and where to catch the birds.
  • August 31 : Options and tips for hunting ammunition. Kraig Kiger, DNR Shooting Sports Coordinator, will talk about hunting ammunition and options for different games, alternatives to lead, and other tips to consider when buying ammunition.

9 upcoming webinars to optimize your scientific processes

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Learn about the latest tools and techniques to build your research capacity with expert-led presentations on PCR, dioxin analysis, CAR-T cells, blood gas analysis, and more.

Select Science® hosts dozens of free, informative webinars for scientists every month, featuring world-class speakers at the cutting edge of their respective fields. In this regular feature, we highlight the events you won’t want to miss over the next week, as well as some of our best on-demand webinars.

This week, evaluate alternative systems for the dioxin analysis and furans, understand what can be achieved with qPCR and dPCR in gene expression and genetic variation experiments, discover the potential of neurofilament light chain (NfL) as a biomarker for neurological disordersand learn how MS data helps spot co-eluting components and UV transparent peaks.

Plus, get an overview of Abcam recombinant antibody technology which guarantees highly specific and sensitive antibodies, understand how ex-vivo modified T cells represent an innovative approach to obtain a response against solid tumors and identify the appropriate anticoagulants for the arteries blood gas samples. Finally, find out about the news regulatory requirements and what it means for your lab, and get expert insights into analytical tools to compare data consistency through the instruments.

Advancing technology for dioxin analysis – adapting methodology to meet current and future needs

Advancing technology for dioxin analysis – adapting methodology to meet current and future needs

Many laboratories are investigating new methodologies and instruments to meet the demanding needs of analyzing “dioxins” and dioxin-like persistent organic pollutants (POPs). This webinar will evaluate alternative systems for dioxin and furan analysis and discuss the benefits of alternative test procedures.

Monday, June 27 at 2:00 p.m. BST / 3:00 p.m. CEST / 9:00 a.m. EDT / 6:00 a.m. PDT

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Digital PCR and real-time PCR: learn how to adapt the technique to your experimental design and your research objectives

Digital PCR and real-time PCR: learn how to adapt the technique to your experimental design and your research objectives

PCR experts will discuss how digital PCR and qPCR can complement each other and which to select to obtain reliable results from RNA and/or DNA samples. Walking through the differences for each workflow, also learn about the benefits of using dropletless dPCR with a lab demonstration of the Applied Biosystems™ Absolute Q™ System.

Monday, June 27, 2:00 p.m. BST / 3:00 p.m. CEST

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Neurofilament Light Chain (NfL) Assay for Neurodegenerative Disease Clinical Trial Programs

Neurofilament Light Chain (NfL) Assay for Neurodegenerative Disease Clinical Trial Programs

This webinar aims to provide the audience with an overview of the various applications of NfL in clinical trial programs for neurological diseases. It will also introduce the highly sensitive chemiluminescent acridinium ester immunoassay technology, which is used for NfL testing services at Siemens Healthineers CLIA laboratory, to support clinical trials.

Monday, June 27 at 4:00 p.m. BST / 5:00 p.m. CEST / 11:00 a.m. EDT / 8:00 a.m. PDT

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Double Deconvolution of LC-PDA-MS Data: A Fast-Track Approach to Chemical Composition and Impurity Analysis

Double Deconvolution of LC-PDA-MS Data: A Fast-Track Approach to Chemical Composition and Impurity Analysis

This webinar will reveal a streamlined workflow based on double deconvolution to solve the complexities caused by insufficient chromatographic separations. The approach is suitable for routine and research laboratories looking to reduce the time between samples and results.

Tuesday, June 28 at 3:00 p.m. BST / 4:00 p.m. CEST / 11:00 a.m. EDT / 8:00 a.m. PDT

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Antibodies to be assayed: the key to obtaining consistent and reproducible immunoassay results

Antibodies to be assayed: the key to obtaining consistent and reproducible immunoassay results

This webinar will introduce Abcam’s SimpleStep ELISA® kit, a one-wash assay that generates data in 90 minutes, and FirePlex®, a multiplexed immunoassay designed for HTS workflows, both powered by Abcam’s recombinant antibody technology. Plus, explore the benefits of Abcam’s portfolio of recombinant monoclonal antibodies, the core of their immunoassays.

Tuesday, June 28 at 4:00 p.m. BST / 5:00 p.m. CEST / 11:00 a.m. EDT / 8:00 a.m. PDT

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Design of a CAR-T Cell Therapy for Clear Cell Renal Carcinoma: Preclinical Evaluation Using Cell Sorting and Single Cell Sequencing

Design of a CAR-T Cell Therapy for Clear Cell Renal Carcinoma: Preclinical Evaluation Using Cell Sorting and Single Cell Sequencing

Join this webinar to learn how anti-carbonic anhydrase IX (CA-IX) targeted chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells secreting human anti-programmed death ligand 1 (PDL-1) antibodies in tumor site to restore the active anti-tumor immunity. Tumor-associated CA-IX is overexpressed in clear cell carcinomas of the kidney and many other solid tumors.

Wednesday, June 29, 4:00 p.m. BST / 5:00 p.m. CEST / 11:00 a.m. EDT / 8:00 a.m. PDT

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The importance of pre-analysis in blood gas analysis

The importance of pre-analysis in blood gas analysis

This webinar will focus on proper sample handling technique to minimize pre-analytical errors in blood gas testing. Sign up to get an overview of the variety of sampling devices available, acceptable anticoagulants for blood gas analysis, and arterial sampling sites for blood sampling. Emphasis will be placed on the impact on patient test results when the blood sample is mishandled.

Wednesday, June 29 at 4:00 p.m. BST / 5:00 p.m. CEST / 11:00 a.m. EDT / 8:00 a.m. PDT

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Guarantee the quality of the system to facilitate audits

Guarantee the quality of the system to facilitate audits

In this series of webinars, software specialists will discuss how a modern chromatography data system can provide a secure software platform from its initial design, offering all the tools you need to maintain the integrity of your data, while alleviating the concerns associated with regulatory audits.

June 30 at 3:00 p.m. BST / 4:00 p.m. CEST / 10:00 a.m. EDT / 7:00 a.m. PDT

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Flow Cytometer: Overview of Instrument Configuration Standardization on Cytek Systems

Flow Cytometer: Overview of Instrument Configuration Standardization on Cytek Systems

This webinar will explain how Cytek is able to obtain similar data collected across all of its full-spectrum systems and explore strategies for monitoring instrument setup consistency. Cytek wants to share lessons learned from customer feedback on data consistency and strategies to optimize test reproducibility.

Friday, July 1 at 4:00 p.m. BST / 5:00 p.m. CEST / 11:00 a.m. EDT / 8:00 a.m. PDT

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UOSSM completes its fourth medical mission in Ukraine by offering surgical trainings – Ukraine

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Edinburgh, TX – The UOSSM completed its fourth medical mission to Ukraine which lasted two weeks in early June. The medical mission included surgical trainings for front line surgeons and meetings and planning for future work of the UOSSM in Ukraine.

The surgical trainings, led by UOSSM and in partnership with the David Nott Foundation (DNF), were planned and facilitated by Dr. Ahmad Dbais and the UOSSM Ukraine team. Dr. Khaula Sawah and Dr. Monzer Yazji, both co-founders of UOSSM USA, joined the surgical trainings.

The DNF and its team, led by world renowned war physician Dr. David Nott, who has worked with the UOSSM in the past in Syria and has experience in war medicine in war zones, have wanted to help local doctors and surgeons by providing these vital trainings. . The main objective of Hostile Environment Surgical Training (HEST) was to share expertise with local surgeons on the front line.

The UOSSM facilitated the logistics of the surgical trainings in coordination with local authorities and invited surgeons from different specialties to attend the courses.

The HEST trainings included a three-day course in Dnipro, where 38 surgeons received the training, and another three-day training in Kharkiv, where 30 surgeons received the intensive and engaging training course. The trainee surgeons were very grateful and felt that they had benefited greatly from the training courses. Both cities were in the front line and attacked, causing many war casualties. Surgical training will help give surgeons the tools and expertise they need to treat war injuries and ultimately save lives.

Dr Nott and his team posted on the David Nott Foundation page: “We want doctors to feel empowered – sometimes all you need is trust. We want doctors to feel inspired to learn and try the techniques they have seen in our course.

In addition to the trainings, a complicated surgery was also performed on a war injured patient.

The UOSSM will continue to provide medical training to doctors based on the expertise gained during more than 10 years of war in Syria.

Dr. Sawah met with the director of the Ukrainian Center for Emergency Medical Aid and Disaster Medicine of the Ukrainian Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Vitaliy Kryliuk (Віталій Крилюк) after the Dnipro training. Dr Kruylik was impressed with the work the UOSSM is doing on the ground in Ukraine and stressed the importance of providing doctors and surgeons with more advanced, structured and life-saving training, and offering train-the-trainer courses (ToTs) to advance the skills of Ukrainian Surgeons to manage and treat wounds in war zones, especially on the front lines to train their fellow Ukrainian surgeons.

UOSSM doctors felt a duty to provide Ukrainian doctors and patients with invaluable support and expertise gained during the 11-year-long Syrian crisis.

Dr Sawah said: “We know exactly how Ukrainian doctors and civilians are feeling and going through. The brutal effects of war…fear…powerlessness…uncertainty…this is why we have chosen to share our experiences and expertise acquired over the past 11 years in Syria, with the people of Ukraine. We want to help save lives. It was heartwarming to see people come up to us and thank us for our support, especially after knowing where we came from and what we had been doing for over a decade in Syria. We hope to continue to have more impact in Ukraine, supporting civilians with medical and humanitarian relief, and doctors and medical professionals with vital training and support to help save lives.

Dr Sawah added: “The UOSSM Ukraine team is making a difference every day with these trainings, mental health workshops and medical and humanitarian aid amid massive displacement over the past three months.”

FDRHPO seeks sites and community members for Stop the Bleed training | Education

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WATERTOWN – Local instructors have been certified to teach the Stop the Bleed rescue technique and are now looking for training sites and community members interested in being trained. There are at least 25 free training sessions available for booking.

Watertown International Airport was the site of the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization’s first community training on Tuesday.

“We have a highly trained team of aviation professionals at the airport who do an excellent job every day,” airport manager Grant W. Sussey said in a statement. “Stop the Bleed training adds one more tool to their toolkits to ensure the best possible results on that ‘really bad day’ that hopefully never comes.”

Each community site that trains 20 or more people will be equipped with a Stop the Bleed kit to perform the technique in a bleeding emergency. This is similar to how automated external defibrillators, AEDs, are made available for cardiac emergencies.

The Stop the Bleed initiative in the North Country was made possible by a $4,100 LEAD Impact grant from the Northern New York Community Foundation and its LEAD Council, which is made up of young professionals who live and work in the tri-county area and are interested in improving the quality of life in the area.

Anyone wishing to coordinate or register for a training site in their community can do so in two ways: submit a request online at bit.ly/3bleJ6U or contact the FDRHPO North Country EMS Program Agency at 315-755 -2020 ext. 52 or email [email protected]

“We have very capable and dedicated instructors ready to go, and we are all delighted to offer the Stop the Bleed trainings across the north of the country, teaching ordinary citizens the basic actions to manage serious bleeding as a result of day-to-day emergencies, mass casualty events or natural disasters. said Ann Smith, program director for FDRHPO’s North Country EMS program agency. “The Stop the Bleed Technique allows individuals to provide immediate assistance to stop or slow external bleeding before professional responders arrive – a single action that could save many lives.”

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Kentucky Horse Council to Offer Two Livestock Survey Trainings in 2022 – Horse Racing News

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The first of two Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) Livestock Investigation Training (LIT) is scheduled for July 11-13, 2022. and Kentucky prosecutors, is free; registration for employees of equine rescue and adoption organizations is $150 for the three-day training.

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Developed by KHC in partnership with the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association (KCA) with input from experienced police officers, veterinarians and cattle ranchers, this course is tailored to the needs of the Commonwealth. During these trainings, managers will learn how to safely and strategically manage horses, cattle and other farm animals in the wild, as well as identify animals at risk.

LIT participants will be housed at the Secretariat Center, a thoroughbred rehabilitation facility located at Kentucky Horse Park and Blue Grass Stockyards. There they will learn how to handle horses and cattle, assess the body condition of both species, identify situations requiring intervention, and apply Kentucky laws to animal-related court cases. Participants will also practice handling and evaluating live horses and livestock, as well as review Kentucky laws and enforcement procedures.

“We are excited to offer two livestock survey trainings in 2022,” said Sarah Coleman, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Council. “These trainings provide vital animal abuse and neglect education to our Kentucky law enforcement officers and rescue personnel. We are deeply grateful to the Secretariat Center and Blue Grass Stockyards for consistently supporting the KHC in our mission to protect horses and other farmed animals in the Commonwealth by providing a sound understanding of handling and livestock husbandry, which increases the likelihood of positive results for free-ranging animals. or those found in situations of neglect.

Sponsorship of this program allows the Kentucky Horse Council to provide free training registration to county and state officials, including animal control officers, police, sheriffs, and other responsible personnel. of law enforcement. Download the sponsorship file here.

KHC has trained more than 260 officers from 60 Kentucky counties since training began in 2008. Livestock Investigations I fall training will be held Oct. 24-26 in Lexington. This course is open to out-of-state officials and equestrian enthusiasts for a fee of $250 per person. Register for the course here.

For more information, visit www.kentuckyhorse.org or contact the Kentucky Horse Council at 859-367-0509 or [email protected]

Women-Owned Business Series Webinars Announced

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Governor Greg Abbott and the Governor’s Commission on Women today announced the 2022 Women-Owned Business Series beginning with four weekly webinars from Wednesday, August 31 through Wednesday, September 21. Image for illustrative purposes
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AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott and the Governor’s Commission on Women today announced the 2022 Women-Owned Business Series, beginning with four weekly webinars from Wednesday, August 31 through Wednesday, September 21. The webinars will feature subject matter experts offering practical advice to women business owners in Texas. and entrepreneurs on starting, growing and sustaining a business.

“Texas is home to 1.25 million women business owners,” Governor Abbott said. “I’m especially proud that we lead the nation in jobs created by Hispanic women, African American women, and seasoned women business owners. Women who invest in themselves and in their ideas for the future of their families and communities are essential to our economy. I look forward to continuing to work alongside all of our entrepreneurs and small business owners to ensure they have the knowledge and tools to succeed. By working together, we will continue to create even more new jobs in every region of this great state. »

Each of the weekly webinars, offered free of charge and in partnership with the Beacon State Fund, will dive deeper into important topics and resources available to women-owned small businesses and women entrepreneurs in Texas.

Additionally, an in-person event, the Governor’s Small Business Series – Honoring Women-Owned Businesses, will be co-hosted by the Governor’s Commission on Women, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism and the Beacon State Fund on Thursday October. 6, on South Padre Island. The event will be an opportunity to network with other business owners and hear first-hand from experts who will share timely, relevant and actionable information on a multitude of small business topics.

The Governor’s Commission on Women will also host a Women-Owned Small Business Pitch Competition following the webinars and in-person event, with winners selected for each region of Texas.

Women-Owned Businesses Webinar Series

• Wednesday, August 31: Legal Considerations for Small Businesses
• Wednesday, September 7: Finance and Supply Chain Planning for Small Businesses
• Wednesday, September 14: Marketing Your Small Business
• Wednesday, September 21: Managing Employee Burnout and Retention for Small Businesses

For more information on the free weekly webinar series and to register for one or more, visit: https://gov.texas.gov/organization/women/business-series

Governor’s Small Business Series – Tribute to Women-Owned Businesses
• Thursday, October 6: in person, South Padre Island

For more information on the in-person event, bookmark this page for details on time, location, and registration fees: https://gov.texas.gov/business/event/ governors-small-business-series- south-padre-island

Women-Owned Small Business Pitch Competition

The Governor’s Commission on Women, in partnership with the Beacon State Fund, will also host a Women-Owned Small Business Pitch Competition following the webinars and in-person event, with winners selected from each region of Texas. Women small business owners in Texas are invited to submit a pitch contest entry explaining the challenges their business faces and the creative solutions, tactics and adjustments used to address those challenges. Completed applications must be submitted by July 31, 2022 via the online application form. Finalists from each region will be invited to then present a live pitch to the judges after one of the four webinars or the in-person event. For more information visit: https://gov.texas.gov/organization/women/pitch-competition

A Texas Small Business Pitch Contest for young Texas women entrepreneurs ages 4-14 will also be hosted by the nonprofit National Lemonade Day and the Beacon State Fund in partnership with the Governor’s Commission for women. Completed applications must be submitted by the deadline of July 31, 2022 via an online application form. See full details here: https://lemonadeday.org/junior-business-pitch-competition

The Governor’s Commission on Women is dedicated to advancing economic opportunity for Texas women and making Texas the #1 state for women-owned businesses.

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism is responsible for marketing and promoting the state of Texas as a premier business location and travel destination; The Small Business Assistance Team is a resource for small and medium businesses in Texas through advocacy, entrepreneurial support, education, and technical assistance.

The Beacon State Fund, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, works with the Governor’s Commission on Women to promote opportunity and support success for Texas women.

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Asia-Africa online trainings on ensuring safe drinking water and managing wastewater and faecal sludge in rural areas

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As countries in the Global South experience rapid economic growth, they are also striving to achieve the water supply, sanitation and hygiene ambitions embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Their success in reaching the goals by 2030 will depend on how quickly and efficiently they deliver public services in rural areas – considering that more than 60% of the population of South Asian countries and from sub-Saharan Africa lives in rural areas. Regions.

Not an easy task, by any standards.

The May 2022 joint monitoring progress report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) indicates that African countries trying to achieve the SDG targets of 2030 will require a 12-fold increase in current rates of progress in safely managed drinking water. , and a 20-fold increase for safely managed sanitation. Sub-Saharan Africa, in fact, manages to treat barely 7% of its wastewater

According to the 2021 edition of the same report, countries in East and Southeast Asia can only safely manage 19% of their drinking water; a tiny 3% of faecal sludge is emptied and treated, and only 14% of wastewater is treated.

Center for Science and Environment (CSE), a leading think tank in the region with a heritage of over 30 years of work on water and sanitation management in South Asia and Africa, you invites online training to understand the challenges in this area, and learn how to face and overcome them.

Course content has been handpicked and revamped from years of groundbreaking work done by CSE, and will be delivered through learning tools such as presentations, audio lectures, study videos from case; online discussion forums, quizzes and assignments.

KEY POINTS TO REMEMBER:

  • Overview of the state of drinking water supply and sanitation in the countries of the South
  • Role of groundwater in drinking water supply: challenges due to poor quality and quantity of groundwater
  • Increase in drinking water sources in different hydrogeological regions
  • Understanding of the use of different software tools for the step-by-step planning and design of the recharge of underground drinking water sources
  • Overview of wastewater treatment technologies at household, community and village level, and options for reusing treated wastewater
  • On-site and off-site faecal sludge treatment
  • Communication and Outreach Guidelines to Promote Safe Water and Wastewater and Faecal Sludge Management
  • Success stories of community-based water conservation and safe sanitation projects

COURSE COORDINATOR

SHIVANGI AGGARWAL
Research Associate
Rural Water and Waste Program
Center for Science and Environment, India
Email: [email protected]
Whatsapp numbers: +91-9599426168, +91-8860933075



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SCORE Group and Google offer webinars for small businesses

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The Tip of the Mitt Chapter of small business mentoring group SCORE will partner with Google to offer clients three free webinars this summer through Grow with Google.

These webinars will be presented by Pamela Star and are scheduled for June 21, July 14 and August 17. To register, visit the SCORE Group Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SCORETipOfTheMittMI and click on “events”.

Pamela Starr has expertise in customer retention and is a professional speaker for Grow with Google. It aims to help people achieve more measurable and profitable results from their digital and offline communication programs. His presentations are designed to provide attendees with real-world tools and strategies for achieving exceptional results.

The first of the upcoming webinars, “Use YouTube to Grow Your Business,” is scheduled from 10-11 a.m. on June 21. Attendees can learn how to harness the power of YouTube and discover best practices for creating a compelling YouTube channel and video content that promotes their products and services and drives engagement with their brand. The webinar will explore various video formats, how to set up a YouTube channel and how to create creative videos that help achieve business goals

Another webinar, “Make Your Website Work for You,” is scheduled for 10-11 a.m. on July 14. Participants can learn how to create a research-friendly website that stimulates user action and supports their goals. The webinar will cover what type of design is best for a given organization, how to create a website that meets its business goals, and how to make a website more search friendly on Google. He will also introduce attendees to free Google tools that can help them improve the likelihood that their ideal customer will find their website on Google.

A third webinar, “Introduction to Google Ads for Success This Fall,” is scheduled from 10-11 a.m. on August 17. Attendees will learn about Google resources to help them sell products online, including how to list products for free with Google My Business. and Google’s Merchant Center, which can help people find a company’s products when they search on Google. The webinar will also provide an overview of a way for businesses to sell on their websites using an e-commerce store built with Shopify. Additionally, the webinar will share information on more useful tools for standing out online, such as Google’s Local Opportunity Finder and Grow My Store.

SCORE’s Tip of the Mitt Chapter provides free, confidential business advice and guidance tailored to the needs of area businesses and entrepreneurs. For more information about SCORE, visit tipofthemitt.score.org.

CCGP Cell Udhampur Holds Webinars on “Post-Graduation Educational Prospects”

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CCGP Cell Udhampur Holds Webinars on “Post-Graduation Educational Prospects”


posted on June 16, 2022 | Author RK News



Udhampur, June 15: The Career Guidance, Guidance and Placement Unit of the Govt College for Women, Udhampur has successfully concluded a series of four-day seminars/webinars on the subject of “Post-Graduation Educational Prospects” under the supervision by Professor Jugal Kishore, organizer, professional orientation, placement unit orientation (CCGP).

The series was curated in offline and online mode. The event ended under the overall guidance of Dr. Monika Sharma, Principal of the college, who was the chief guest on the occasion.

The program discussions were initiated by Prof. Yash Paul, where he welcomed the key guest and introduced the online audience with the resource person, Dr. Raman Gupta, Department of Chemistry, GCET, Jammu.

Dr. Raman Gupta educated students about various competitions for various educational opportunities and career prospects covering a wide range of fields available to them after graduation ranging from state exams to national level exams .

College Principal Dr. Monika Sharma in her farewell remarks congratulated the CCGP cell and college students for the successful completion of the seminar/webinar series and assured them of having organized such an event at the future also to keep students abreast of the ever-changing educational outlook.

Prof. Jugal Kishore, Head of the CCGP Cell, presented a brief report of the entire series of seminars/webinars and thanked the President and all stakeholders for their continuous and unconditional support.

Throughout the series, the various resource persons touched on a range of educational and professional avenues available to graduates in the current market scenario and students also responded actively during the interactive session in which they answered their Questions.

Cisco U. Prevents Partners from “Getting Lost in the Sea of ​​Formations”

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The Cisco Learning and Certifications organization unveiled its new digital learning experience for partners and customers during Cisco Live 2022 that will provide the training IT administrators and partners are looking for to grow their own knowledge and fill skills gaps within their teams.

Cisco U. is an AI-powered online learning platform designed around learner needs, said Par Merat, vice president of Cisco Learning and Certifications. Cisco U. offers courses and a community for individuals or teams seeking training to earn a certificate, take on a new role, or create a new IT solution.

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“At the end of the day, what we’re trying to do is solve problems and provide information and knowledge so that [IT professionals] can succeed in their careers,” Par Merat, vice president of Cisco Learning and Certifications, told CRN.

And right now, learning is hot, she says. “Were [focused on] how we scale our program and meet our community where they are because the world has changed. So we are introducing a new learning experience,” Merat said during Cisco Live 2022.

“The thing that [partners] tell Cisco and most of our technology partners is that our biggest obstacle to growth is recruiting qualified people. To be able to have better access and be able to do self-assessment and develop the new skills that everyone is looking for, it not only allows our team, it also allows our end users to have a better experience with this technology” said Kent MacDonald, senior vice president of strategic alliances at solutions provider Long View Systems, a Cisco Gold Partner based in Alberta, Canada.

Struggle to acquire skills needed for training

Getting the right skills is a headwind many companies face, MacDonald said. Long View is interested in training on security, cloud and software-defined technologies. Cisco U., which has been injected with AI, will give partners and customers helpful recommendations on where to go next, he said.

“Sometimes that’s the other challenge: I’m not sure what I need or what I have to do. This feature will help us not to feel lost in the sea of ​​formations,” he said. “More skills mean more transformation for our business.”

The platform includes pre-skills assessments, modular learning, advanced search and a focus on goal setting, Merat said. It also offers personalized recommendations and feedback and can guide learners through the process. Cisco U. also offers learning content for certain third-party technologies from Cisco’s partner technology vendors.

Partner Acclaimed Cisco U Platform

The ability to make recommendations to users on new training is “well overdue,” said Joe Berger, senior director of the digital workspace practice at partner Cisco World Wide Technology.

“It brings a bit more continuity to the workouts,” Berger said. “I think it helps train engineers and technicians and creates avenues for them to dive deeper into a specific technology.”

Cisco U. users will also be able to tap into the community to easily interact with others and exchange ideas, said Gary Tondini, senior director of experiences for Cisco Learning and Certifications. “That’s sort of the future direction we want to take – we call it a blended learning approach. But it starts with this digital-first approach to bringing learning and amazing content together in one place, and then bringing people in.

Over time, users will also be able to enroll in in-person classes in addition to the digital learning experience, Tondini said.

Cisco U. itself isn’t “revolutionary,” but it meets IT professionals where they are, he said. “Historically, when we get a little bit of information from someone and help them set a goal or nudge them, our completion rate is considerably better than when someone comes on that impersonal site and that he doesn’t care about the trip or the finish,” Tondini said.

Law Enforcement Experts and Educators Step Into Active Shooter Trainings at Texas Schools

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After the Uvalde tragedy, some law enforcement experts say it’s better to be prepared for an active shooter than to be unprepared. But a leader of a group of teachers thinks that more training will not solve the problem.

Harry Jimenez, an active shooter instructor, believes better cooperation with multiple law enforcement agencies could save lives during an active shooter situation.

“What we don’t believe is that just doing drills without training because you’re setting schools up to fail,” Jimenez said.

After working in undercover operations with Homeland Security and conducting criminal investigations in San Antonio, Jimenez provided hours of active shooter training with police departments, first responders and teachers.

“But we have to have an integrated response,” Jimenez said.

Jimenez thinks detailed, repetitive realistic training on school campuses could result in fewer fatalities, compared to similar workshops with limited hands-on practice.

Ovidia Molina is president of the Texas State Teachers Association and said Governor Greg Abbott should do more to address gun violence.

“And take steps to make sure the guns don’t get into the hands of dangerous people,” Molina said.

Molina doesn’t think training and spot checks will make schools safer.

Last week, Governor Abbott ordered all public schools in Texas to undergo active shooter training.

Jimenez says these trainings could continue throughout December.

How to pay for coding bootcamps

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IIf you want to enter the computer technology industry, a coding bootcamp can provide a quick and efficient way to learn valuable skills that can help launch your new career.

Coding bootcamps have become a $350 million industry. Over 23,000 students graduated from coding bootcamps in 2019 alone. This article explores the benefits of coding bootcamps and discusses financial aid for coding bootcamps.

What are coding bootcamps?

Coding bootcamps are short-term, intensive programs that teach specific coding skills. These programs provide a lot of information in a short time to prepare students for their future career. Full-time and part-time coding bootcamps are available in person and online.

Coding bootcamps teach in-demand coding skills to equip learners for a variety of tech jobs. These bootcamps cover a variety of topics, including web development, mobile app development, data science, JavaScript, and specific programming languages. Coding bootcamps typically take 13-24 weeks.

How much does a coding bootcamp cost?

According to a report 2019 from RTI International, the median cost of coding bootcamps ranged from $7,500 to $13,950, depending on the type and length of each program. The median costs of specific types of programs were as follows:

  • Full coding bootcamps: $11,900
  • Full-Time Bootcamp Programs: $13,500
  • Part-Time Bootcamp Programs: $7,500

Benefits of completing a coding bootcamp

Benefits of attending a bootcamp include:

  • Acquire in-depth knowledge. Coding bootcamps provide the knowledge you’ll need to start a coding career.
  • Develop in-demand skills in a short time. You’ll be ready to start your coding career as soon as you complete the bootcamp, even if you don’t have any coding work experience.
  • Skip the university degree. A college degree can be a big plus, but building a career in coding isn’t necessary. You will learn everything you need to know in your bootcamp without spending extra money and time to get a degree.
  • Qualified for many types of jobs. People with coding skills can work in a variety of positions in computer science, computer programming, information technology, computer engineering, data science, and software engineering.

How to pay for bootcamps

The many ways to pay for a bootcamp include coding bootcamp scholarships and other types of financial aid. Read on to learn more about the payment methods that may be available to you.

Bootcamp Scholarships and Grants

Many programs offer scholarships and coding bootcamp grants. These funds mean that bootcamp scholars may be able to receive financial aid directly from their programs. When looking for coding bootcamps, check if scholarships are available before making a decision.

GI Bill®

If you are eligible for GI Bill® benefits, you may be able to use these benefits to pay for your bootcamp. The traditional GI bill placed a 15-year cap on education benefits. The Forever GI Bill, which came into effect in 2018, is an improved version of the previous GI Bill.

The five-year VET TEC pilot program was created in 2019 by the Forever GI Bill. This program provides funds to military veterans that can cover tuition and fees, housing, books, and other supplies. VET TEC lets you use your benefits to train for technology-related careers. This training may include coding bootcamps, software training, data processing, or other information science courses.

The benefits you receive from this program depend on your length of service. If you served 90 days to six months, you should receive 50% of your benefits. If you served 36 months or more, you should receive 100% of your benefits.

For a list of approved training providers, visit US Department of Veterans Affairs website.

Personal and private loans

If you are not eligible for coding bootcamp financial aid, you may be able to pay for your coding bootcamp with a personal or private loan. If you are considering taking out a loan, be sure to thoroughly research the terms of potential lenders.

You’ll want to know their interest rates, fees, and repayment terms to make sure borrowing money is the right method for you. If you have poor credit or no credit, you may have trouble qualifying for a loan.

Employer sponsorships

Some employers offer coding bootcamp scholarships. Many companies offer tuition assistance or scholarships to employees who enroll in educational programs to develop their job skills.

Your employer may require you to remain with the company for a specific period of time before you are eligible for tuition reimbursement. Make sure you know the terms before entering into this agreement with your employer. If you’re not already working in a computer technology job, check with your employer to see if you can transfer to another department after completing a bootcamp.

Deferred Tuition Programs

Some bootcamps may allow you to defer your tuition until you complete the program and find a job. At this point, you will pay your tuition fees in installments over a period of time.

The downside to this option is that you will end up paying more for your bootcamp than if you had paid for it upfront. In contrast, bootcamps that offer tuition deferral usually guarantee a job, so if you can’t find a position, you won’t pay for your bootcamp.

Revenue sharing agreements

An Income Sharing Agreement (ISA) is similar to a tuition deferment, but instead of paying your tuition in fixed installments, you pay a percentage of your income. ISA payments usually start once you start earning a minimum wage set according to your ISA.

The downside of using this payment option is that you will need to set aside a portion of your income each month until you pay your tuition, so you will have less disposable income during this time.

A Note on Federal Financial Aid

Bootcamps are not accredited programs like those offered at traditional universities, so the FAFSA does not offer financial aid for coding bootcamps. Therefore, you will not be able to use a federal student loan or a Pell grant to pay for your education.

In 2016, the US Department of Education announced an experimental pilot program called the Educational Quality Through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP) initiative. The goal of the EQUIP initiative was to pair universities with non-traditional education providers to deliver educational programs, including bootcamps. Bootcamp Scholars could then use federal financial aid to cover the costs of these programs.

This initiative has caused a division in higher education. Some have expressed concerns about the use of federal funds to pay for-profit companies. As of July 2020, the only existing partnership was between Brookhaven College in Texas and StraighterLine, an alternative education provider. EQUIP hasn’t had much success so far, but that might change in the future.

Frequently asked questions about bootcamps

Will a coding bootcamp help me get a job?

When you complete a coding bootcamp, you will be qualified for an entry-level position in your field. Bootcamps are designed to give people quick access to employment, and some even guarantee employment. As long as you’re willing to put in the work and put in the effort, your bootcamp should help you get a job.

How much should I pay for a coding bootcamp?

Expect to pay between $7,500 and $13,950 for a coding bootcamp, depending on the type of program you choose. Short bootcamps generally cost less than longer, more comprehensive ones. Before choosing a bootcamp, find out if you are eligible for scholarships or financial aid for the coding bootcamp.

Are bootcamps better than degrees?

Bootcamps aren’t better than degrees, but they do serve a different purpose. If your goal is to jump into a coding career quickly, a coding bootcamp may be your best bet. On the other hand, a degree can open more doors for you if you have the time and money to invest in a traditional degree.

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#TrueCyberSafe trainings in Karnataka to secure communication

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Posted on June 12, 2022

bangalore : Truecaller, the world’s leading global communications platform, in collaboration with CyberPeace Foundation, a non-partisan civil society organization, held its first training in Karnataka as part of the ongoing national #TrueCyberSafe campaign. The training focused on raising awareness of cybercrime and building capacity to safely navigate digital communications. Ms. Pramila Naidu, Chairperson of the State Commission for Women and President of Rajya Mahila Ayoga, Karnataka; Mr. BS Angadi, KSPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime 2, Bengaluru along with Ms. Pragya Misra Mehrishi of Truecaller and Mr. Purnendu Singh of CyberPeace Foundation spoke at the event attended by students, faculties of various universities, police officers. and other inmates at BMS College of Engineering.

The campaign has already reached nearly 3 lakh Indians so far through impactful training sessions in the North East region and New Delhi. Through these awareness sessions, attendees learn about recent cyber scams and frauds, the security measures people can take, and the reporting mechanisms available in Truecaller and others that allow competent authorities like the police to take action.

Honoring the event with her presence, Mrs. Pramila Naidu, Chairperson of the State Commission for Women and President of Rajya Mahila Ayoga, Karnataka, said, “The main responsibility of the Commission is to protect the rights of women and work proactively to improve the safety and security of women in Karnataka. Traditionally, we mainly dealt with cases of physical violence, such as domestic violence and acid attacks. However, we have recently seen that cases of digital fraud and online harassment are also increasing. While there have been many benefits of increased access to smartphones and technology for women, it has also exposed them to new and old harms in the digital space. However, my message here would be to emphasize that the Commission is ready, and we are here to raise awareness and provide support and protection for women. I’m grateful that Truecaller and CPF have taken this initiative to build capacity on this issue, and I’m sure it will help anyone who joins the #TrueCyberSafe campaign to access and interact with digital spaces in a safe and secure way. .

The interactive technical training session at BMS College and RV College of Engineering focused on the different types of threats and frauds in the digital world and concluded by equipping participants with best practices, tools and skills necessary to protect against damage. Many security features within Truecaller such as auto block, spam tagging, national one-click helpline, smart texting and many more have also been brought to light. At the end of the session, participants were encouraged to become active contributors to #TrueCyberSafe by sharing their knowledge with friends and family, ensuring that more and more people can help make digital communication safe. .

Mr. BS Angadi, KSPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime 2, Bengaluru, said, “As a state with the technology capital of India, Karnataka has the highest cyber crime rate recorded in India. One of the main reasons for this is that we have made it easier for citizens to report the cybercrimes in Karnataka Dedicated cybercrime police stations have been established in every district and citizens of Karnataka can directly report cybercrimes to the 112 hotline. has made it easier for citizens to file complaints and is also being considered for implementation in other states.We are aware of the threat posed by cybercriminals and are working proactively to prevent fraud and harassment by In this context, I would like to commend Truecaller and CPF for taking this initiative and helping to raise awareness among citizens on how to have a safe digital experience. .

Addressing the dignitaries and the public, BMSCE Director, Dr S Muralidhara said“In today’s world where the internet is developing rapidly and everyone is online all the time, people are often unaware of their security. Our contact details are very likely to fall into the wrong hands and make people vulnerable online. Often times, we users receive unwanted calls and messages, leading a gullible public to be tricked by cyber criminals. To educate everyone, we are happy and honored to share that CyberPeace Foundation and Truecaller have teamed up to start the #TrueCyberSafe campaign at BMS College of Engineering Bengaluru, I would ask all students, teachers, staff to be part of this initiative and spread the message of the campaign in their family circles, in order to giving people the knowledge and tools to be safe online.

Ms. Pragya Misra, Director of Public Affairs, Truecaller said“Almost all the activities of our daily life, whether social, economic, educational, are intertwined in digital spaces. The internet and the use of technology offer immense benefits, but they lend themselves to challenges such as spam and fraud that we need to protect ourselves from. At Truecaller, security continues to be a top priority and we are constantly working to build trust in phone and text communication by making it safe. With the #TrueCyberSafe initiative, we are expanding the reach of our efforts to raise cyber fraud awareness and build user capacity on how people can stay safe while communicating. We are happy to bring this national campaign to Karnataka, and I hope that with the efforts of the government and the police, we will be able to make communication safer for more Indians.

Speaking about CyberPeace – The Need of the Hour, Mr. Purnendu Singh, Director – Operations and Strategy, CyberPeace Foundation said, “#TrueCyberSafe is a monumental initiative to eradicate the threat of cybercrime from cyberspace, sowing the fruitful seeds of awareness and knowledge among the population. Raising awareness among children and the elderly is essential because they are the most vulnerable. Therefore, protecting young people will in turn protect future generations. CyberPeace Foundation in collaboration with various companies and government agencies have launched various projects to enhance online safety, some of these projects are – E-Raksha, E-Shakti, E-Saksham, Safety Track and various hackathons, so today ‘today with the #TrueCyberSafe Campaign, we are consolidating our fight against cybercrime more effectively. Stay Cybersafe!! Stay Cyber ​​Secure!! »

The joint initiative was launched nationwide in February 2022. The campaign aims to raise awareness by training 15 million people across 5 regions of India to fight cyber fraud leading to safer digital communication and raise awareness the steps our users can take to prevent fraud. , spam and scams. The campaign will be gradually launched in two other regions over the next few months.

Blue Zones Project Launches Monthly Wellness Webinars – Welcome to the City of Fort Worth

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Posted on June 10, 2022



North Texas Healthy Communities, the nonprofit arm of Texas Health implementing the Blue Zones project in Fort Worth, is partnering with nationally recognized stress coach and wellness educator Nicole Porter to present a free, year-long webinar series designed to engage, empower and equip busy professionals with tools for better mindset and overall health.

The first in the series will be presented from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday June 15, and recorded to accommodate work/personal life schedules. Future webinars will be offered every third Wednesday of the month through November. To enhance webinar discussions, attendees may submit questions to Porter in advance via a link provided with registration confirmation.

Summer presentations:

Let’s talk about stress, June 15, noon to 1 p.m. For many, a demanding job, financial difficulties or a global pandemic immediately come to mind as sources of stress. However, today’s professionals also add stress to their bodies and minds in other ways. In this webinar, Porter redefines the current definition of stress and reveals the top 10 daily habits that can be holding you back from optimal health, happiness, and productivity — at work and at home. Register online.

Good food. Good Mood, July 20, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Your brain is made up of billions of cells, all of which must be fueled with adequate nutrition for your body to function optimally. In this evidence-based presentation, Porter explains how dehydration, dieting, processed sugar, caffeine, artificial ingredients and other nutritional stressors play a key role in the growing mental health challenge of today. You’ll walk away understanding how the food you eat affects your brain and your physical and mental well-being, and which foods to eat (or not) to better manage your mood and state of mind. Register online.

The Mind Games of Exercise, August 17, 12-1 p.m. Too little exercise can impair your immune system. Too much can stress your body, throw hormones out of balance, and negatively impact cognitive health. In this insightful and information-packed webinar, Porter explains how today’s busy professional can manage a realistic, effective and healthy fitness regimen while avoiding the physical and mental roller coaster so often associated with fitness trends. diet and exercise. Register online.

Learn more about the Blue Zones Project Wellness Webinar Series and upcoming events.

Photo: Nicole Porter’s programs are designed to help professionals combat everyday habits that can stress the body and mind.

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Truecaller conducts cybersecurity trainings in Bangalore as part of its women’s safety initiatives

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Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India]June 10 (ANI/NewsSee): Truecaller, the world’s leading global communication platform, in collaboration with CyberPeace Foundation, a non-partisan civil society organization, held its first training in Karnataka as part of the ongoing national campaign #TrueCyberSafe.

The training focused on raising awareness of cybercrime and building capacity to safely navigate digital communications. Pramila Naidu, Chairman of the State Commission for Women and President Rajya Mahila Ayoga, Karnataka, BS Angadi, KSPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime 2, Bengaluru, as well as Pragya from Truecaller and Purnendu Singh from CyberPeace Foundation have spoke at the event attended by students, faculty from various universities, police officers and other inmates at the BMS College of Engineering.

The campaign has already reached nearly 3 lakh Indians so far through impactful training sessions in the North Eastern region and New Delhi. Through these awareness sessions, attendees learn about recent cyber scams and frauds, the security measures people can take, and the reporting mechanisms available in Truecaller and others that allow competent authorities like the police to take action.

Honoring the event with her presence, Pramila Naidu, Chairperson of the State Commission for Women and President Rajya Mahila Ayoga, Karnataka, said: “The primary responsibility of the Commission is to protect the rights of women and to work proactive way to improve the safety and security of women in Karnataka. Traditionally, we mainly dealt with cases of physical violence, such as domestic violence and acid attacks. However, we have recently seen that cases of digital fraud and online harassment are also increasing. While there have been many benefits of increased access to smartphones and technology for women, it has also exposed them to both new and old harms in the digital space. However, my message here would be to emphasize that the Commission is ready and that we are here to raise awareness and provide support and protection for women. I am grateful that Truecaller and CPF have taken this initiative to build capacity on this issue, and I I’m sure this will help anyone who joins the #True CyberSafe Campaign to access and interact with digital spaces in a safe and secure way.”

The interactive technical training session at BMS College and RV College of Engineering focused on the different types of threats and frauds in the digital world and concluded by equipping participants with best practices, tools and skills necessary to protect against damage. Many security features within Truecaller such as auto block, spam tagging, national one-click helpline, smart texting and many more have also been brought to light. At the end of the session, participants were encouraged to become active contributors to #TrueCyberSafe by sharing their knowledge with friends and family, ensuring that more and more people can help make digital communication safe. .

BS Angadi, KSPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime 2, Bengaluru said, “As a state with the technological capital of India, Karnataka has the highest rate of cyber crime recorded in India. One of the main reasons for this is that we have made it easier for citizens to report cyber crimes in Karnataka. Cyber ​​crime police stations have been established in every district, and citizens of Karnataka can directly report cyber crimes on the helpline 112. Karnataka’s model of Cybercrime Incident Reporting (CIR) system has made it easier for citizens to file complaints and is being studied for implementation in other states as well. We are aware of the threat posed by cybercriminals and are working proactively to prevent online fraud and harassment. In this context, I would like to commend both Truecaller and CPF for taking this initiative. ative and helped raise awareness about how to have a safe digital experience.”

Addressing the dignitaries and the public, BMSCE Director Dr S Muralidhara said, “In today’s world when the internet is developing rapidly and everyone is online all the time , people are often unaware of their security.Our contact information is very susceptible to falling into the wrong hands and making people vulnerable online.Oftentimes, we users receive unwanted calls and messages, which leads to a gullible audience to get trapped by cyber criminals. To educate everyone, we are happy and honored to share that CyberPeace Foundation and TrueCaller have teamed up to launch the #TrueCyberSafe campaign at BMS College of Engineering Bengaluru. I would ask all students, teachers , staff members to be part of this initiative and to spread the message of the campaign in their family circles, in order to give people the knowledge and tools to be safe. is online.”

Pragya Misra, Director of Public Affairs at Truecaller, said, “Almost all activities in our daily lives, whether social, economic, educational, overlap in digital spaces. The internet and the use of technology present challenges. “Immense benefits, but they lend themselves to challenges like spam and fraud that we need to protect ourselves from. At Truecaller, security continues to be a top priority and we are constantly working to build trust in communication through phone and SMS by making it safe. With the TrueCyberSafe initiative, we are expanding the scope of our efforts to raise awareness of cyber fraud and build user capacity on how people can stay safe while communicating. We are happy to bring this nationwide campaign to Karnataka, and hope that alongside the efforts of the government and the police, we are able to e make communication safer for more Indians.”

Speaking about CyberPeace-The Need of the Hour, Purnendu Singh, Director of Operations and Strategy, CyberPeace Foundation said, “#TrueCyberSafe is a monumental initiative to eradicate the threat of cybercrime from cyberspace, sowing the fruitful seeds raising awareness and knowledge among Awareness raising among children and the elderly is essential as they are the most vulnerable, therefore protecting young people will in turn protect future generations. The CyberPeace Foundation, in collaboration with various corporations and government agencies , has launched various projects to boost online safety and security, some of these projects are-E-Raksha, E-Shakti, E-Saksham, Safety Track and various hackathons, so today with the #TrueCyberSafe campaign, we are consolidating our fight against cybercrime more effectively. Stay CyberSafe!! Stay CyberSecure!!”

The joint initiative was launched nationwide in February 2022. The campaign aims to raise awareness by training 15 million people across 5 regions of India to fight cyber fraud leading to safer digital communication and raise awareness the steps our users can take to prevent fraud. , spam and scams. The campaign will be gradually launched in two other regions over the next few months.

We enable safe and relevant conversations between people and make it efficient for businesses to connect with consumers. Fraud and unwanted communications are endemic to digital economies, especially in emerging markets. We are on a mission to build trust in communication. Truecaller is a daily communication essential for over 310 million active users, with half a billion downloads since launch and nearly 38 billion spam calls identified and blocked in 2021. Based in Stockholm, since 2009 , we are a co-founder led, entrepreneurial company, with a highly experienced management team. Truecaller has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since October 8, 2021.

For more information, please visit (https://corporate.truecaller.com)

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“His training is pure football”

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One of the first names to come out of FC Barcelona in the face of the winter signing market was that of Ferran Jutglà. The fact of having fixed numbers in the middle of the field brought to the de Sant Juliá de Vilatorta​​ to say goodbye to the Barcelona groupall the time that his presence in the staff of Xavi Hernández would translate into very few minutes on the lawn.

In this way, ended his cycle as a culé, signing a total of 21 goals (19 with the subsidiary and two with the first team) along his 41 appearances. Likewise, he had some praise for the one who went to his coach in the Blaugrana group: “I can’t put a ‘but’ on Xavi. His training is pure football. It gave me confidence and I’m very grateful to him and to the club”.

Jutglà was sold to the Witches for five million euros, a figure that could go up to 20 ‘kilos’ in case of achievement of the objectives traced in the subscribed variables. In addition, the Catalan entity has reserved 10% of its cost on a possible future sale. The midfielder was happy with his experience in Xavi’s team and the new challenges he will have ahead of him: “I think if you do things right, people will reward you”.

He is also aware of the investment made by the Belgian team through his incorporation and expects to live up to the expectations that have been placed in him to be able to reward the club and the supporters for the support received: “c was a good option for me, is a club that bet a lot to integrate me. This is my opportunity to strengthen myself in professional football“.

The “explosion” of Jutglà

The Barcelona canterano is aware of the transformation that a footballer’s career can undergo in a very short time, an experience that touched him live after giving the jump to the first team and now to a new league and a new team with a distinct game philosophy: “Sometimes players explode and this year did. One-year-old Ferran wouldn’t believe everything he’s been through this season“.

After being consulted on his passage by the City Condal and the mentors who had in the locker room, the name of Dani Alves stood out, the one who returned to Barcelona precisely with the aim of giving a motivational boost to the youngest: “With the age that he has, continues to behave like an 18 year old boy: always with the maximum of illusion and the maximum of professionalism“.

ETS hosts capacity building webinars with CBSE on best practices in test development and psychometrics

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New Delhi [India]June 9 (ANI/NewsView): ETS, the world’s largest private non-profit educational research, assessment and learning organization, hosted a series of webinars at the Central Council for Secondary Education (CBSE ) on test development, assessment design, and item analysis that ended on June 8.

Doug Baldwin, Senior Strategic Advisor, and Eugenio Gonzalez, Senior Research Project Manager, from ETS’s Research and Development division, created a set of four instructional videos for attendees and led two online Q&A sessions. live which was attended by approximately 90 CBSE staff and associates.

“These webinars provided a valuable opportunity to impart our expertise in the design, development, administration, interpretation and use of assessment to help advance educational assessment in the Indian education system” , said Kadriye Ercikan, Vice President, Research and Measurement Sciences. “We look forward to continuing to work with the CBSE and the World Bank to support the growth of India’s assessment system to provide new opportunities for all Indian learners.”

ETS develops and manages a variety of educational assessments, products and services for government agencies, academic institutions and businesses around the world. ETS products include the (https://www.ets.org/toefl) TOEFL iBT® and TOEFL® Essentials™ tests, (https://www.ets.org/gre) GRE® General and Subject Tests, and ( https://www.ets.org/toeic) TOEIC® tests, among others. Late last year, ETS also announced the creation of ETS India to expand its global footprint and better serve its stakeholders in this crucial market.

Ann Kennedy, Director, Customer Management, ETS and Dr. Joseph Emmanuel, Academic Director, CBSE, opened the online sessions where the ETS research team provided in-depth answers and insights to questions submitted by CBSE participants around the series of videos.

“We appreciate ETS’s time and thoroughness in providing a series of videos and presentations that offer their decades of expertise in the field of test development,” said Dr. Joseph Emmanuel, Director, Academic, CBSE. “We have gained tremendous insights from participating in this activity and look forward to engaging with ETS again in future projects.”

The World Bank has played a key role in facilitating the collaboration between ETS and CBSE, which aims to improve India’s overall assessment ecosystem to ensure high-quality assessment metrics that are fair, valid, and reliable. .

To learn more about ETS products and services, please visit (https://www.ets.org).

At ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people around the world by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions, and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education, and by conducting research, analysis and education policy studies. Founded as a non-profit organization in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually – including TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, GRE® tests and The Praxis Series® assessments – in more than 180 countries, on more than 9,000 sites worldwide.

ETS India, based in Delhi, India, is a subsidiary of ETS headquartered in Princeton, NJ, USA. ETS India brings the organization’s extensive expertise in education and learning to candidates and learners across the region. ETS India staff offer deep expertise and insight into delivering high quality learning and assessment solutions as well as new business opportunities to organizations, institutions and individuals in the country.

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IACMI Launches ACE Summer 2022 Machine Tool Training Bootcamps Aimed at Revitalizing American Manufacturing

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The ACE pilot training program on Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines has been so successful in East Tennessee in 2021 that it is now emerging as a national network of regional centers for innovation and workforce development in the field of machine tools.

Organized jointly by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) and Pellissippi State Community College (PSCC), a total of eight week-long boot camps, which began in March and will continue through July, will train up to 80 participants in the latest machine- tools for metals and composites. Participants come from across the United States and have diverse backgrounds, ranging from high school, community and university college students to professional machinists and manufacturing engineers.

“Machine tools are at the very heart of advanced manufacturing capabilities,” says Joannie Harmon, director of workforce development for the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), which manages the ACE training initiative. “There is an urgent and growing need in the American machining and machine tool industry for skilled people – operators, engineers, designers and more – in the 30,000 machining operations across America. “

In May, 11 ACE attendees gained hands-on experience in the PSCC machine lab fabricating four components for a swing-piston air motor. “All ACE in-person training follows the same curriculum,” says Andy Polnicki, the director of the Megalab at the PSCC. “While this week’s camp served professionals already in manufacturing jobs and looking to expand their skills, other PSCC camps will be aimed at high school students and will focus more on job opportunities and career paths. .”

After running ACE bootcamps for a year, Polnicki found it helpful to group similar ages and experiences for each PSCC camp. Students and professionals cover the same content but are often impacted differently. “Young people are amazed that they can create things they imagine, on equipment they’ve never heard of before. Machine operators are amazed at how easy it is to learn the software, load program and create something. They realize the next step isn’t such a stretch.”

The ACE bootcamp at UTK this week, hosted by Dr. Tony Schmitz, a professor of mechanical engineering who also developed the ACE program. Since the launch of ACE in December 2020, ACE Online has exceeded 2,400 participants from all 50 states and 79 have completed in-person training. “I’m so happy with the acceptance of the content by the community,” says Schmitz, “but we’re just getting started. My next goal is 10,000 online participants. My goal is nothing less than to eliminate the lack of American talent and labor within the CNC machining ecosystem.”

To achieve this goal, IACMI is leveraging its workforce development expertise to expand ACE in a hub-and-spoke model across the country. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) in Greensboro, North Carolina is the first hub beyond the initial test bed in East Tennessee. In addition to leading other bootcamps, Schmitz and his team of CNC instructors provide personalized “train the trainer” guidance to ensure continuity across all machine tool training centers as ACE grows.

America’s Cutting Edge (ACE) is a national initiative to restore the importance of the American machine tool industry. The 6-hour online course and 30-hour in-person training require no prior experience and are offered free of charge. ACE is supported by the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Office of Industrial Policy’s Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) Program. ACE brings together the scientific expertise of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), advanced training tools and techniques developed at University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) and the Workforce Development Branch of IACMI – The Composites Institute. Machining and machine tools are the foundation of America’s manufacturing capacity and global competitiveness.

About the IACMI
The Institute of Composites

IACMI – The Institute of Composites is a community of more than 130 members from industry, universities, national laboratories, and federal, state, and local government agencies that work together to accelerate design, manufacturing, engineering innovation, and workforce solutions. advances to enable a cleaner, more sustainable and safer environment. , and a more competitive US economy. IACMI is managed by the Collaborative Composite Solutions Corporation (CCS), a non-profit organization created by The University of Tennessee Research Foundation. A Manufacturing UNITED STATES institute, the IACMI is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Manufacturing Office, as well as key government and industry partners. Visit www.iacmi.org.

SOURCE IACMI – The Institute of Composites

Numerade offers free STEM bootcamps for summer learning

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Unlike traditional tutoring or education camps, Numerade’s summer bootcamps are free and give students 24/7 access to video lessons, making them ideal for students who want to learn concepts in short time rather than committing to long-term camps or courses. . Bootcamps are divided into themed modules, and each topic consists of several video lectures in which expert STEM educators walk students through the concepts in step-by-step whiteboard-style explanations.

“Numerade is proud to give students free access to online bootcamps created by some of the best educators in the world,” said Nhon Ma, CEO and Founder of Numerade. “With 18 subject-specific bootcamps, including introductory and advanced courses, students can learn the basics and master more advanced concepts in their chosen fields of study. This makes our bootcamps the perfect tool for students who need to catch up academically, as well as those who want to move forward and take their education to the next level.”

Numerade also provides additional resources for students, including the largest online library of STEM video solutions and its social test prep app. StudyPartywhere users can study with other students.

About Numerade

Numerade was founded in Los Angeles in 2018 with the aim of making the knowledge and skills of world-class STEM educators widely accessible and affordable to students from all backgrounds. Today, more than 50,000 educators have created content on Numerade and 60 million students have used the platform.

CONTACT: Number: [email protected].

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HRI unveils more webinars in 2022

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Handwrytten, a Phoenix-based tech company, has invented robots to write handwritten notes at scale, and businesses can now subscribe and send a set number of handwritten notes per month with credits that carry over if notes don’t. are not used.

Four subscription levels are available and subscriptions renew every 30 days with credits carried over from month to month. Subscription options start at the Silver level, which included 10 cards per month, custom handwriting, and signature at $35 per month (a 10% discount). More active users can upgrade to Gold, Platinum or Diamond subscriptions which include 25, 50 or 100 cards per month respectively.

Handwrytten’s bots help businesses achieve higher open rates, response rates, and ROI than print or email messages. Handwritten notes have 7 to 21 times higher response rates than printed mail and can be used in almost any messaging situation.

“People understand the power of the personal note, but no one has the time to sit down and pick up a pen and write one down. That’s why we built a platform to automate the process of end to end,” said David Wachs, Founder and CEO of Handwrytten. “By leveraging state-of-the-art robotics technology, we are able to automate what seems impossible to automate. These notes have been proven to generate incredible and lasting results for our clients. »

The handwriting on handwritten notes is indistinguishable from real human handwriting. There are 30 handwriting styles to choose from, or users can upload their own handwriting and signature for a truly personalized style (available for a one-time fee). Users can choose from over 100 card designs or design their own card online.

The use of the Handwrytten service can be fully automated. Contact lists can be uploaded to send hundreds of notes at once. Thanking customers, remembering birthdays, anniversaries and other special events with a thoughtful and personal message has never been easier. Handwrytten can be integrated with Salesforce, Zapier, Integromat and other services through its API.

For more information, visit handwrytten.com or download the Handwyrtten app for iPhone and Android.

The Importance of Education in Trading: IronFX Forex Webinars

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Trading with confidence is essential for every trader, whether new or experienced. Trading with confidence means having the tools and services to support your trading journey. Education is part of that, and IronFX is committed to providing high-quality educational resources tailored to the level of every trader. More recently, the leading broker launched Webinars, a new page that offers a rich resource for traders in different languages.

Forex Webinars with IronFX

IronFX’s new feature allows traders to access helpful trading tips and expert advice from various educators who have experience in the financial and online trading industry. Traders can improve their trading and enter the markets with confidence without spending too much of their valuable time trying to find the right resources online. IronFX webinars provide easy, direct access to trading information from analysts and educators with years of experience in the field.

Strengthen your trading

Educational webinars are completely free and easily accessible through the website. They are designed to help traders improve their strategies and

hone their business skills. Although the information is available online, IronFX experts provide valuable information, proven strategies, and insights straight from the heart of trading.

IronFX

This is why registering with a leading and recognized broker is essential for every trader, because you will have access to practical and useful resources and training characterized by quality and based on years of experience working in the rapidly changing forex industry. IronFX has long shown a commitment to providing some of the best forex resources and over the past few years has invested in increasing traders’ knowledge and information about trading.

For those who want to better understand forex, IronFX’s webinars are a good place to start. Developed for both beginners and more advanced traders, each forex trading webinar focuses on key aspects of trading and provides a detailed yet comprehensive insight into the world of trading. For more educational resources or to access our recently launched podcasts and webinars, visit the IronFX website.

https://www.ironfx.com/en/ironfx-trading-school/webinars

Wireless Emergency Alerts, Webinars and More: Briefs (June 5, 2022)

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Surry Nuclear Power Station will test its emergency alert system. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Dominion Energy)

HISTORICAL TRIANGLE – Here are some important news and briefings in and around the Historical Triangle.

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), in partnership with Dominion Energy, will test the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) infrastructure at the Surry Power Plant on Monday, June 6.

  • Trial 1: 12:00 p.m.
  • Trial 2: 12:25 p.m.

This test will support ongoing preparations to transition the existing siren system to the WEA for emergencies at Virginia’s two nuclear power plants. Testing will validate system design standards and help identify any administrative improvements.

The test message sent to the WEA infrastructure will only be received by specially configured phones and will state: “This is a wireless emergency alert test. No action is required.

Only phones that have been specifically chosen to receive system test messages will display the message. Most cell phones do not display the test message. In the event of a real emergency, everyone with alerts enabled will automatically receive wireless emergency alerts on compatible phones, even if they don’t receive test messages.

For more details on the siren alert transition to WEA, visit Dominion Energy’s FAQ page.

More information about WEA can be found at Integrated Public Alert & Warning System | FEMA.gov.

Google Webinar: Reaching customers online with Google

Learn how Google works, how customers find businesses online, and how to promote your business using search engine optimization (SEO) and smart campaigns in Google Ads in a free webinar on Wednesday 8 June presented by Williamsburg SCORE.

This webinar will cover:

  • Improve your website’s visibility in Google’s natural search results on all devices
  • Introduction to free tools to help your business appear online
  • Google Business Profile and be found in Google Search and Maps
  • Advertise your business on Google

Randi Penfil, speaker for the Grow with Google Partner Program, will present. She has over 20 years of experience helping small businesses and nonprofits improve their digital marketing.

Virginia Teens Invited to Attend Summer Leadership Retreat

Virginia teens who will be starting high school in the fall through graduation are invited to register for the 2022 YOVASO Summer Leadership Retreat “YOVASO Safari: Leading the Pack for Safe Teen Driving” which will will take place at James Madison University (JMU) from July 14-17.

The four-day, three-night retreat offers a variety of educational and hands-on activities designed for teens who want to learn how to be safer drivers and passengers, as well as teens who want to train as road safety leaders. young people.

The Summer Leadership Retreat is sponsored by Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety (YOVASO), a program of the Virginia State Police (VSP).

The cost is $15 per teen to attend. Community youth groups, church youth groups and school clubs are also invited and can register up to 6 students and 1 adult counselor for a reduced fee of $75. Fees include accommodation, meals, sessions and all materials needed to participate in the retreat.

The retreat offers a unique experience for teens interested in community service or careers in health and safety, law enforcement or teaching and will prepare teens to work in peer-to-peer programs in their schools or through community youth groups to promote safe driving for teens. and help prevent road accidents among teenagers.

Learn more and register here. For questions about the retreat, email Molly Jackson. The

Registrations are ongoing and will continue until June 26.

2022 Home Business Luncheon Series

Monique McWhite and Ben Salomonsky from ODU’s Business Development Center will speak on the topic “Website Development and Social Media Marketing”.

The Town of Hampton is a sponsor of this event.

Series events take place on the second Wednesday of the month, April through September, from noon to 1 p.m. Sessions feature a keynote speaker and Q&A. Those wishing to participate register once to attend all sessions. A unique Zoom link will be emailed before each session.

  • June 8 WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
    Speaker: Monique McWhite and Ben Salomonsky, ODU Business Development Center
  • July 13 HOME BUSINESS AND ONLINE SALES
    Speaker: Joey Pocan, Small Business Administration
  • August 10 HOW TO STRUCTURE YOUR PRICING
    Speaker: Rachel Frazier, Launchpad
  • September 14 FROM SOLOPRENEUR TO SMALL COMPANY: How to take the first steps to grow
    Speaker: Anne-Lise Gere, Gere Consulting

Webinars focused on using StoryMaps to engage storytelling in research and data – The Brock News

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, a story map can share a saga.

ArcGIS StoryMaps is a free, web-based platform for the Brock community to showcase stories, images, video, audio, apps, interactive maps, and other multimedia content.

Sharon Janzen, Map Library Associate and Geospatial Data Coordinator at Brock University Library, encourages faculty and graduate students looking for unique ways to illustrate research, projects, and reports to learn more on ArcGIS StoryMaps via two upcoming webinars.

“Many organizations around the world use StoryMaps to create digital exhibits, engaging stories, and interactive maps, including National Geographic, the Smithsonian Institute, universities, and nonprofits,” she says.

Janzen is hosting two webinars this month on using Ersi web mapping and storytelling tools. On Thursday, June 9, Intro to ArcGIS Online will introduce attendees to the tool’s interface and explore its new map viewer for creating an interactive web map. On Thursday, June 16, Intro to StoryMaps will teach attendees how to combine an interactive map created in ArcGIS Online with narrative text, images, video and/or audio clips to create an engaging and creative visual presentation. Both workshops will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. via Microsoft Teams.

David Telfer, a professor in the Department of Geography and Tourism Studies at Brock, recently used ArcGIS StoryMaps in a third-year course on the geography of water resources. Students were tasked with creating a lab work on StoryMaps to present their findings on a pressing water issue they researched, such as sea level rise, drought, or water contamination. water.

“StoryMaps are a great way for students to extend their written work by allowing them to incorporate multimedia elements such as images and videos, and create personalized interactive maps,” says Telfer. “Sharon Janzen has been a great resource in creating an ArcGIS StoryMaps tutorial for my classes and she always makes herself available to answer questions.”

Jessica Linzel (BA ’18, MA ’20), Director of Community Engagement for The Brown Homestead and former Esri Canada GIS Fellow, uses StoryMaps to present complex ideas about history in a more accessible way. Linzel creates a series of web maps that outline the boundaries of The Brown Homestead and show how the land evolved from its aboriginal origins, then Loyalist settlements to several generations of the Brown family and new owners who divided and sold or bought land. lands.

“The cultural landscape can be shown with GIS and historical maps, as well as aerial photos that reveal patterns that cannot be seen through documents found in a basic title search,” he said. she stated. “The result is a web map with many interesting layers, but no explanation. It’s like inviting someone to a historic site without offering tour guides, commemorative plaques or interpretive panels along the way. Story maps are an engaging and effective way to present digital maps, while allowing the researcher to interpret their purpose and meaning.”

To see how StoryMaps can present research and projects in an engaging and interactive way, browse the StoryMaps at Brock collection.

Regional agencies organize public training on forest fires

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Several regional agencies organize public trainings for the evacuation of forest fires, the preparation
By Gustave Sagrero

Several northern Nevada agencies are planning two public training sessions for residents on wildfire preparedness and evacuation. Partner organizations include fire and law enforcement agencies, as well as the University of Nevada, Reno’s Living with Fire program.

On June 7, there will be an event for Topaz Ranch Estates residents of Douglas County at the Topaz Ranch Estates Community Center. On June 16, there will be a session for the Spring Creek Community of Elko County at Spring Creek High School. Both events will discuss how to respond to evacuations in these areas. The organizers will also provide general guidance to community members living in other areas.

Home Secretary Haaland announces support for clean energy projects
By Yvette Fernández, Mountain West Press Office

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visited Mountain West this week and announced plans to support clean energy projects. Climate change poses an existential threat to our environment, health and economic well-being, according to the secretary.

In Las Vegas, Haaland announced two new developments to aid renewable energy efforts. The first is a new policy to reduce rents and fees charged for wind and solar projects on public lands by 50% for existing and new projects.

“This will incentivize industry to partner in responsible solar and wind development and help encourage and inspire to invest and compete in the clean energy economy,” Haaland said.

A second development is the creation of five new Renewable Energy Coordination Offices to manage the growing number of requests from wind, solar and geothermal developers through the Office of Land Management.

Coordinating offices include a national office at BLM headquarters, state offices in Arizona, California and Nevada, and a regional office in Utah.

Western Nevada Development District Appoints New Executive Director
By Shelby Herbert

The Western Nevada Development District announced a new executive director named Christine Brandon. Brandon holds a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering and worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers, where she presided over the environmental cleanup of hazardous waste sites.

The Development District is a multi-county planning organization that facilitates economic development. The organization encompasses the cities of Reno, Fallon, Fernley, Carson City and Winnemucca. It also includes the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and the University of Nevada Economic Development Center.

Brandon said his goals for his term include supporting programs focused on improving infrastructure, attracting new businesses and promoting economic resilience and vitality.

California details racist past in report on slave reparations
By The Associated Press

The reparations movement reached a turning point with the release of a comprehensive report detailing California’s role in perpetuating discrimination against African Americans. Wednesday’s report is a major step toward educating the public and setting the stage for a formal government apology and argument for financial reparations.

The 500-page document exposes the harms suffered by the descendants of slaves long after the abolition of slavery in the 19th century. Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation creating the two-year task force in 2020, making California the only state to move forward with a study and plan. California is home to the fifth largest black population in the United States

Examination of BLM facility where 145 feral horses died reveals multiple violations
By Kaleb Roedel, Mountain West Press Office

This spring, 145 feral horses died of equine flu at a Mountain West detention facility, and a review found multiple violations of federal policy.

The review found that the Bureau of Land Management failed to vaccinate horses in a timely manner at its facility in Cañon City, Colorado. Many had not been vaccinated at all, despite having been there since last summer. The report, compiled by BLM officials, said the facility was significantly understaffed.

Scott Wilson of the American Wild Horse Campaign said the deaths should not be considered an isolated incident.

“You can’t keep piling wild horses into a broken system,” Wilson said. “Obviously they are safer in the wild. The BLM report somehow adds – in my assessment – ​​to the overcrowding of an inadequate system.

The agency plans to release another report soon to further explain why some horses were not vaccinated. The BLM holds approximately 58,000 wild horses across the west. About 64,000 are free-roaming — more than half in Nevada.

Fairfield CARES will offer free Narcan training

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Fairfield, CT – Fairfield CARES Community Coalition – the local Prevention Council for the City of Fairfield – announced that in partnership with Fairfield AMR, it will be offering free monthly community training sessions on narcan.

Workshops will be held at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library on the third Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Each participant aged 18 or over will receive a free Narcan kit at the end of the 90-minute training. The first session is scheduled for Thursday, June 16.

Registration is requested at communitynarcantrainingfairfieldct.eventbrite.com.

Just as everyone should learn how to perform the life-saving Heimlich maneuver or CPR, everyone should know how to administer naloxone to reverse a life-threatening opioid overdose.

Between 2015 and 2022, nearly eight thousand Connecticutans lost their lives due to drug overdoses, the vast majority of which involved an opioid, such as fentanyl. 1,219 of those deaths occurred in Fairfield County and 46 in the City of Fairfield*.

*Source: https://public.tableau.com/app/profile/heather.clinton/viz/SUDORS_Dashboard_final2/OverdoseDashboard

ABOUT FAIRFIELD CARE

Fairfield CARES Community Coalition, established in 2009, is a citywide organization of parents, school representatives, local business leaders, law enforcement, clergy, health professionals counseling and youth service organizations. Fairfield CARES envisions a community that promotes healthy and responsible choices through prevention and education for youth, young adults and families.

Mission statement

The Fairfield CARES Community Coalition focuses on substance abuse prevention, promoting social and emotional well-being, and resilience in youth, young adults, and families. The Coalition builds capacity, mobilizes the Fairfield community and develops comprehensive strategies to help families make healthy choices that allow youth and young adults to thrive.

Vision

Fairfield CARES envisions a community that promotes healthy and responsible choices through prevention and education for youth, young adults and families.

ABOUT AMR in the Bridgeport/Fairfield County Operations Community

AMR Fairfield County provides emergency and non-emergency medical transportation services for the City of Bridgeport and the Town of Fairfield, Connecticut, and provides mutual aid services for Stratford, Monroe, Trumbull, Easton and other surrounding communities. It was founded in 1993. AMR Fairfield County employs approximately 200 paramedics and EMTs and handles an average of 45,000 calls per year.

From Cover to Booth: Tomorrowland Announces ‘DJ Bootcamps’ for Kids – EDM.com

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When Dr. Seuss said, “Adults are just outdated kids,” he probably didn’t think they were DJs.

Kids can now ditch the scavenger hunts for turntables thanks to Tomorrowland, which will soon launch a series of bespoke “DJ bootcamps”. The popular electronic dance music festival brand recently announced the launch of special “Kids Camps” for children aged 8-17, who can sign up for a week-long electronic music mentorship experience. They will learn how to match beats, EQ, loop and filter, among many other fundamental DJing techniques.

Tomorrowland will also feature a week-long bootcamp experience for adults. The end goal, according to the festival, is a physical music academy that offers a turnkey solution for budding artists to produce, distribute and perform electronic music. In addition to the physical school, Tomorrowland also plans to launch an online hub.

According to a press release issued by the festival, all attendees will end the week with “Full Madness Access to Tomorrowland 2022” as well as an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour and the chance to perform live on one of Tomorrowland’s official stages. before the start of the festival. .

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The electronic music workshop of Lennert Wolfs for Tomorrowland.

Believe it or not, the educational enterprise is not the first initiative launched by Tomorrowland to meet the needs of children. In October 2021, they launched a clothing line for toddlers with the goal of “carrying positivity and unity into the early stages of their lives.”

The bootcamps will take place during the weeks between the two Tomorrowland festival weekends in 2022 (July 18-21 and July 25-28). You can find out more here.

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During National Safety Month, PG&E will host 811 webinars to help customers dig safely and avoid costly repairs

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OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As part of National Safety Month in June, PG&E will host two free 811 Safe Digging webinars to help customers “dig safe” and avoid costly repairs, PG&E will host two free 811 Secure Digging webinars for homeowners and contractors. The webinar sessions will provide an overview of the 811 process and tips for digging safely once underground utilities have been marked. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of PG&E 811 damage prevention experts during each session.

WHAT:

811 Public Webinars for Safe Digging

WHO:

PG&E damage prevention specialists will lead the sessions

WHEN:

Wednesday, June 1

3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday June 4

10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:

Visit PGE.com/811 for links to each 811 webinar

Underground power lines can be shallow, sometimes only a few centimeters below the surface, due to erosion, previous digging projects, shifting or settling of soil, and uneven surfaces. And damaging an underground power line is dangerous and can result in customers paying repair costs averaging $3,500 and more. Calling 811 is free and easy, and professional utility workers will respond within two business days to mark the location of underground utility lines for your project site.

“During the warmer months, we see an alarming increase in damage to underground gas and power lines caused by even small digging projects, such as planting, repairing fences and landscaping. Customers should call 811 before any digging project, regardless of size, to have the location of underground lines marked so you can keep your family and neighbors safe and avoid costly repair costs if you hit an underground line during digging,” said PG&E Joe Forline, senior vice president of gas operations.

In numbers

  • In 2021, 811 was not called ahead in 89% of incidents when homeowners damaged an underground power line while digging

  • The average cost to repair a damaged power line is $3,500

  • The main causes of damage to underground utility lines during digging include: building or replacing a fence, gardening and landscaping, planting a tree or removing a stump, sewer and irrigation work and building a deck or patio.

Calling 811 is fast and free

  • Customers should call 811 at least two business days before starting any project that involves digging, no matter how small. Customers can also visit 811express.com to have underground utility lines marked for their project site.

  • Professional utility workers for all utilities (gas, electric, water, sewer and telecommunications) will be dispatched to mark the location of all underground utility lines for the project site with flags, paint in aerosol or both

  • The 811 call center serving central and northern California, USA North, is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and will provide Spanish and other translation services.

Tips for Safe Digging PG&E

  • Mark the project area in white: Identify the digging location by drawing a box around the area using white paint, white stakes, white flags, white chalk, or even white flour.
  • Call 811 or submit an online request at least two business days before digging: Be prepared to provide the address and general location of the project, the start date of the project, and the type of excavation activity. PG&E and other utilities will identify underground facilities in the area free of charge. Applications can be submitted a maximum of 14 days before the start of the project.
  • Dig safely: Use hand tools when digging within 24 inches of the outside edge of underground pipes. Leave any utility flags, stakes or paint marks in place until the project is complete. Backfill and compact the soil.
  • Be aware of the signs of a natural gas leak: Smell a “rotten egg” odor, listen for hissing, hissing, or roaring, and look for dirt sprayed into the air, bubbling in a pond or stream, and dead/dying vegetation in an otherwise wet area.

About National Safety Month

National Safety Month was established by the National Safety Council as an annual celebration to help keep each other safe from the workplace to anywhere. For more than 100 years, the National Safety Council has been one of America’s leading nonprofit safety advocates, working to keep people safe, from the workplace to anywhere.

About PG&E

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG), is a combined natural gas and electric utility serving more than 16 million people over 70,000 square miles in northern and central California. For more information, visit pge.com and pge.com/news.

Media Relations:

415-973-5930

Source: Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Active shooter training: are there any unintended consequences?

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(NewsNation) – We’ve seen the exercises, the staged simulations and the actual fear. The overwhelming majority of states now require shooting drills in schools, most in an effort to try to better equip students, teachers and staff in case the unthinkable happens.

The American Academy of Pediatrics, National Education Association and Sandy Hook Promise have all said protecting classrooms is essential. Still, there’s a real push to make sure all the practice is helpful and not hurtful.

The worry is that all the practice in American schools is having a serious impact on mental health. A Georgia Tech study found that after a school shooting drill, students reported a 39% increase in depression and a 42% increase in stress.

“Whether or not you have a shootout, an actual shootout versus a simulation, you create the same physiological response, serotonin, dopamine, seizure, flight, or fight,” said certified adult and child Dr. Denise McDermott. psychiatrist. “So for me, you actually create a traumatic experience.”

McDermott thinks parents should be aware of exercises.

“There should be a permission slip, do I want my child to participate in this exercise or not?” McDermott said. “So there has to be an awareness. And then the child must be prepared in advance. And if you don’t want your child to have it at school, you have to do it at home.

In recommending that school districts reconsider how they perform these drills, the American Academy of Pediatrics detailed: “A recent live drill in which high school students were tricked into thinking it was an actual event, children sobbed hysterically, vomited or passed out and some children sent farewell notes to their parents.

The organization does not suggest any deception, meaning the administrators pretend the exercise is real, no fake blood or dead bodies, no use of gunshot sounds, and no predatory actors or doors that clap.

But in this day and age when scenes of real school shootings dominate the headlines, there is a strong consensus that the practice of confinement, if practiced safely and healthily, should definitely be on the agenda.

McDermott recommends staying neutral and letting kids set the tone after lockdown drills. She also sometimes gives her child a fun little outing on exercise day to imprint a positive memory by practicing safety measures.

Tahoe Destination Stewardship Partnership to Host Online Workshops in English and Spanish

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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The Lake Tahoe region is invited to participate in an upcoming online visioning workshop to help create the Lake Tahoe Destination Stewardship Plan.

The virtual session will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, and will complement a series of in-person workshops earlier this month that drew nearly 140 attendees, according to a press release from the Center for Responsible Travel.

Another virtual workshop will be held in Spanish from 6-7:30 p.m. on June 10 to gather additional feedback from the Spanish-speaking community. The links to register for both workshops can be found at StewardshipTahoe.org.



More information about the one-year planning process is available at StewardshipTahoe.org. Everyone with a stake in the future of the greater Tahoe area – including full- and part-time residents, business operators, front-line workers, outdoor enthusiasts and others – is encouraged to participate.

A wide-ranging partnership is driving the plan that includes local visitor authorities, the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, local governments and nonprofit organizations representing a two-state, six-county and one-city region.



An initial group of 13 organizations came together around a clear vision: “Lake Tahoe’s communities and economy are rooted in recreation and tourism, touching the lives of all who work, live and play. here. The region comes together to create a shared destination stewardship plan that will balance the needs of the environment, businesses, visitors and local communities. This new shared strategy will inspire everyone to take care of Tahoe.

A team of experienced consultants help develop the plan, including the Center for Responsible Travel, Better Destinations and the Travel Foundation. The team also includes South Lake Tahoe-based research firm SMG Consulting and Civitas Advisors, which specializes in sustainable financing solutions.

All are encouraged to sign up for the project newsletter to receive updates on planning results and future opportunities to participate in a resident survey and future vision workshops. The plan is expected to be completed in early 2023. Questions can be directed to the planning team at [email protected].

Source: Center for Responsible Travel

Free CMCC Trainings Offered – Lewiston Sun Journal

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AREA – Central Maine Community College’s (CMCC) Workforce and Career Development Center is offering free High Pressure Boiler Operator training May 25-August 31, 6-9 p.m. , and free 608 refrigeration training from June 7 to July 28. 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Information and links to register for the program are available at https:www.bit.ly/CWPDRegistration. The High Pressure Boiler Operator training provides a hands-on approach, knowledge and techniques of power plant operation and is designed to prepare the student for the Maine licensing exam, which can be taken at CMCC . The course will give the student 450 hours out of the 900 hours needed to pass the exam. The remaining 450 hours will be required in the field in order to pass the exam. The average starting salary for a high pressure boiler operator is $42,000 in the Lewiston/Auburn area.

Upon completion of Refrigeration 608 training, students will be able to do a variety of things including identify components and explain the application and operation of the basic refrigeration cycle and heat transfer, test the equipment and demonstrate accepted refrigeration applications. The EPA Approved Refrigerant Handling Exam (EPA 608) is included in this free course. Students who successfully complete the course will be eligible for immediate employment. The average median salary for an HVAC mechanic and installer is $52,500/year. Access to a desktop computer, laptop or tablet with an internet connection is required. Desktop computers are available on the CMCC campus.

Both programs are funded by the Maine Jobs and Recovery Program (MJRP). Participants are eligible for training and must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma, GED or HiSet, and be US citizens and/or authorized to work in the United States. Criminal background checks and Covid vaccination records will be mandatory. Additionally, applicants for MJRP-funded programs must be dislocated, unemployed or underemployed workers, or someone whose employment has been affected by COVID-19. Underemployed people can be seen as working part-time but seeking full-time work or working in an occupation below their skills.

For more information or to register, please contact the Center for Workforce & Professional Development at Central Maine Community College at [email protected] or 207-755-5280. Central Maine Community College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and Employer. For more information, visit www.cmcc.edu/eeoc or contact Human Resources at (207) 755-5396.

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Upstate companies weigh in on school’s active shooter training, changes need to be made

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Greenville-based Proactive Response Group is responsible for training active shooters across the country. The trainings are intended for schools, churches, businesses and other organisations. 709 states that you will provide two active shooter training per year and two active shooter exercises per year. His response comes a day after the Uvalde, Texas shooting that claimed the lives of 21 people, including 19 elementary-aged children and the other two teachers. “said Ayers. “We say our thoughts and our prayers. We hear it all the time, but I think when people start killing our children, it tugs at another part of our heart. the interveners can go there, because their role increases because of the young age of the children. “The civilians are there when it’s actually happening,” Ayers said. “They are the first line of defence. They are the first ones who have the ability to positively affect the outcome if and when any of the situations should arise. great leaders during this time. Ayers suggests evacuation would be one of the best options for children and staff, which would come immediately after mass communication from the school that would identify the location and description of the shooter. “We need to provide these teachers with options that lead to their survival, and we know that evacuation gives us the best chance of surviving,” Ayers said. “If they can’t get out, we want to disperse them. Give them things to throw out the door, and that teacher must be ready to defend that class. recognizing and reporting the warning signs could serve as a preventive measure before a shooting occurs. “People reject inappropriate social media posts, inappropriate interests in weapons, inappropriate interests in active mass violence,” Ayers said. Ayers said trainings should be more in-depth, more hands-on, more interactive and taught in a way that everyone is trained to be the person closest to an active incident, as well as the closest to the victims during a disaster. situation. warning signs, options that lead to your survival and bleed control training all rolled into one. These events are occurring at an alarming rate. he thinks every classroom and workplace should have one, and everyone from children to adults should be properly trained in their use. According to a new FBI report released this week, active shooter incidents increased by more than 50% in 2021, compared to 2020. “Unfortunately, I think that number is going to increase here in 2022,” Ayers said. d nearly 100 calls from schools and businesses to offer active shooter training.

Greenville-based Proactive Response Group is responsible for training active shooters across the country. The trainings are intended for schools, churches, companies and other organisations.

Vice President Chad Ayers said the company was the first to be approved by SLED in South Carolina to provide training in the state that is required by law for schools.

“State Senate Bill 709 states that you will provide two active shooter training per year and two active shooter drills per year.”

Ayers said that despite the bill being put in place, trainings in general no longer need to be a “checklist” just to meet the legal requirement.

His response comes a day after the Uvalde, Texas shooting that claimed the lives of 21 people. 19 of them are primary school children and the other two teachers.

“It just becomes, ‘Oh, no, not another,'” Ayers said. “We say our thoughts and our prayers. We hear it all the time, but I think when people start killing our children, it tugs at another part of our heart.”

Ayers said when it comes to school shootings at the elementary level, teachers become the first line of defense before first responders can get there, as their role increases due to the young age of children.

“The civilians are there when it’s actually happening,” Ayers said. “They are the first line of defence. They are the first ones who have the ability to positively affect the outcome if and when any of the situations should arise. great leaders during this period.

Ayers suggests evacuation would be one of the best options for children and staff, which would come immediately after mass communication from the school that identified the location and description of the shooter.

“We need to provide these teachers with options that lead to their survival, and we know evacuation gives us the best chance of survival,” Ayers said. “If they can’t get out, we want to disperse them. Give them things to throw out the door, and that teacher has to be ready to defend that class.

Ayers suggests that if evacuation is not an option, then a teacher must be prepared to attempt to defend the class.

He goes on to say that people recognizing and reporting the warning signs could serve as a preventive measure before a shooting occurs.

“People reject inappropriate social media posts, inappropriate interests in weapons, inappropriate interests in active mass violence,” Ayers said.

Ayers said trainings should be more in-depth, more hands-on, more interactive and taught in a way that everyone is trained to be the person closest to an active incident, as well as the closest to the victims during a disaster. situation.

“Recognition of warning signs, options that lead to your survival, and training in bleed control all rolled into one. These events are happening at an alarming rate.”

Proactive Response Group offers bleeding control training, which includes a kit to control heavy bleeding from wounds. Ayers said he believes every classroom and workplace should have one, and everyone from children to adults should be properly trained in their use.

According to a new FBI report released this week, active shooter incidents increased by more than 50% in 2021, compared to 2020.

“Unfortunately, I think that number is going to increase here in 2022,” Ayers said.

In less than 24 hours after the first reports of the Texas elementary school shooting, Proactive Response Group said it received nearly 100 calls from schools and businesses to provide active shooter training.

Drake State is Hosting Free STEM Bootcamps for Teens This Summer

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Drake State Community & Technical College is giving local teens an opportunity to learn this summer by announcing free educational programs.

The school says STEM Bootcamps will give students a chance to develop new technical skills that could lead to careers in science and engineering.

Among the range of summer courses are machine tools, engineering design and welding. In fact, the school says the response has been so overwhelming that more training camps have been added this summer.

Local students can start signing up now for the two new boot camps where teens can learn about drones and systems engineering.

The Drone course is reserved for ages 14 and up. Beginning June 25, students can learn the basics of unmanned flight, safety, an overview of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules, and hands-on exercises in basic drone operations.

In Systems Engineering, teens ages 15 and up can participate in hands-on rocket and spacecraft simulations to demonstrate STEAM principles in a fun and challenging day-long adventure. Systems Engineering Bootcamp begins June 25.

These free boot camps are sponsored by NASA’s Minority Universities Research and Education Project.

Drake State says all racially or ethnically underrepresented students (Hispanic and Latino, African American, Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander) and female students are eligible.

To register or to find out more about the summer of learning, Click here.

Family Support Webinars on Teen Wellbeing

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Above: Starting next week, NSBORO is hosting three virtual workshops to help families across the district support their teens. (image of a cropped flyer)

Southborough-Northborough Public Schools has announced a ‘Family Support Webinar Series’ focusing on ‘Teen Wellbeing Support’.

NSBORO’s Free Zoom Workshops will be held Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m., May 31 through June 14. Each has a specific goal:

NSBORO Teen - Family Support Webinar Series FlyerMental health, suicidality and support for our children – May 31st

Keeping Children Safe Online and Preventing Cyberbullying – June 7

Developing healthy habits to improve physical and emotional health – June 14

If you miss the live sessions, the recordings will be available for viewing.

Presenters and panelists will include:

  • Kerrie Toole, LICSW, Castlebrook Consulting Services Manager
  • Safdar Medina, MD, District Physician
  • Mary Ellen Duggan, District Wellness Manager
  • Jennifer Lipton-O’Connor, District Social and Emotional Learning Coordinator

To register for all (or all), click here. Parents are also encouraged to submit their questions to the panelists in advance here.

If you have any questions about the workshops, contact Jennifer Lipton at [email protected]


CDM, ChatGenie, Messenger to host free webinars on social commerce essentials

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Certified Digital Marketer (CDM), in collaboration with ChatGenie and Messenger, invites you to The essentials of social commerce—a two-part webinar series addressing the fundamentals of social commerce taking place May 25 and June 1, 2022. In this collaboration, CDM, ChatGenie, and Messenger aim to start a conversation that will lead Filipino businesses to understand the vital role of social commerce on the road to conversion.

This webinar series is perfect for individuals and teams looking to grow their business digitally within the nation’s largest online platforms. It will cover a wide range of social commerce topics, from strategies to industry best practices. This learning event is organized to help entrepreneurs and digital business leaders understand the social commerce opportunities that can help set up their online businesses to succeed in the digital age.

The first session on May 25 will focus on How Social Commerce Can Grow Your Business. Learn what social commerce is and the best ways to set it up and run an online store based on local industry trends. Know everything you need to determine your complete social commerce ecosystem to provide your customers with a frictionless shopping experience.

After learning how to get started with setting up an online store, attend the second session on June 1, which will cover marketing strategy for social commerce. Learn powerful techniques to grow your online store. Dive deeper into the different campaigns and strategies that drive traffic and sales, from better understanding your target audience to building relationships with your customers.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from subject matter expert Kara Gengania, the Philippines E-Commerce Manager of The Coca-Cola Company, as she will share insights from her years of experience. A Q&A section will take place after each session, so bring all your burning questions to ask the speaker!

This webinar series will take place live via Zoom and is open to everyone. Invite your team and register for free at https://bit.ly/SocialCommerceEssentials. For more information send an e-mail [email protected].

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As a Filipino pioneer in digital marketing and transformation, CDM designs online digital marketing learning experiences and certifications with today’s top experts. To learn more about CDM’s industry-approved online courses and digital marketing certification programs, visit https://www.cdm.ph.

Sell ​​in the biggest apps in the world! ChatGenie is a multi-channel commerce platform that helps you reach millions and enable a frictionless shopping experience for your customers instantly on Messenger, Instagram and other social media apps.

Cambridge Regional College offers new online employability webinars for adults

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Cambridge Regional College and Futures for You have partnered to offer a series of interactive webinars designed to improve employability.

To overcome barriers to training participation and develop employability skills for adults, Cambridge Regional College and Futures for You have launched their latest collaboration – ‘lunch and learn’ – which offers free monthly interactive webinars on employability to help you find a job.

Claire Dolan said, “We are delighted to be working with Futures for You to bring these new training webinars to adults looking to develop their employability skills.

“The ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions will be delivered starting in May and more information, including dates, times and content for all webinars, can be found on our website.”

The new collaboration consists of four lunchtime webinars – one per month – starting May 24 and covers topics such as breaking the job code, using language to land the job, building a remarkable LinkedIn profile and tips and tricks for online interviews.

Career Advisor Suzie Kitching said: “Working in partnership with Cambridge Regional College will allow us to reach the people who really need our support.

“The webinars will be delivered by experienced and qualified career advisers and bookings can be made via the Cambridge Regional College website.”

The webinar series complements Cambridge Regional College’s existing range of fully-funded employability courses which aim to improve the skills and employability of adults in the community.

The full range of employability courses can be found here.


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Nottinghamshire Police will hold webinars on how to boost cybersecurity

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Two webinars to help people protect themselves against cybercrime are to be hosted by Nottinghamshire Police.

The first webinar will take place on Friday, May 27 at 9 a.m. and is aimed at business leaders. The one-hour online session, which is free to access, will provide guidance on how to starve cyberattacks.

The second webinar will also take place on the same day and will help members of the public apply the changes to their online safety. The one-hour session will describe what cybercrime is and the simple steps people can take to protect themselves from it. The online event will begin at 11:30 a.m. and is also free.

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Both sessions will be hosted by Nottinghamshire Police’s Cyber ​​Protect team and can be attended by people across the East Midlands.

Kirsty Jackson, Head of Cybercrime Protection and Prevention, said: “You don’t have to be a computer expert to avoid becoming a victim of cybercrime. Just developing a few good habits online can significantly reduce your risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime and that’s why we’re hosting these webinars.”

To register for the professional webinar, go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/342912710147.

To attend the session for members of the public, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/344023051207.

For more information and advice visit https://www.eastmidlandscybersecure.co.uk/nottinghamshire.

Places are limited and it is advisable to book as soon as possible.



New Ventures Maine Offers Tuition-Free Online Workshops for June

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LEWISTON – New Ventures Maine has announced tuition-free online workshops and courses for June, including self-paced and interactive online workshops designed to help people in Maine gain the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to start a business, build a career and manage money.

The full course schedule with offers for June and beyond can be accessed at bit.ly/NVMEClasses.

Self-paced lessons include:

Grow your business online: Gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to create a compelling web presence and website for your small business. Made possible by Empower by GoDaddy in partnership with New Ventures Maine. Sign up anytime. Work at your own pace. Complete by August 31.

My next career move: Assess your skills, interests, and experiences and match them with career options. Identify high growth employment areas, explore education and training options. Strengthen your CV for a targeted job search. Register before July 1. Work at your own pace. Complete by August 31.

Additional online courses include single and multi-session workshops:

My money works: Wednesdays, June 1 to 29, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Gain the skills and confidence you need to stretch your money, pay your bills, reduce debt, find money to save, plan for retirement, and set personal financial goals with a plan to achieve more financial stability.

Manage your money: Thursdays, June 2-16, 10-11 a.m. Learn how to budget, repair your credit, and create a savings plan. Participate in one, two or all three workshops. June 2: Budgeting basics; June 9: Let’s talk credit; June 16: Make your savings grow.

Building trust: Thursdays, June 2-16, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Whether you’re navigating recent changes, looking for a job, starting a business, or simply want to be more confident, join this course to assess personal confidence and learn actionable tools to help build confidence and keep it strong.

Job search workshops: Mondays, June 6 to 20, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Ready for a new job or career change? Participate in one, two or three workshops. June 6: Job search Strategies; June 13: CV Strategies; June 20: Interview Strategies.

Make career choices: Tuesday, June 7, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Ready for a career change but not sure where to start? This workshop will cover what to consider when choosing a career and resources to help participants succeed. It will also be offered on Thursday, June 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Introduction to self-employment: Wednesday, June 1, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The course covers the pros and cons of owning your own business, the steps needed to get started, the main elements of a business plan, and resources to help participants succeed.

Grow Your Business Online – Keep My Customers: Wednesday, June 22, 6-7:30 p.m. Create an exceptional online sales and service experience in this website development workshop. Find out how to protect your website, your customers and your brand.

To register for any of the above courses, visit bit.ly/NVMEClasses or call toll-free in Maine: 800-442-2092.

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Celebrate Hamilton Newcomer Week with webinars and a downtown tour

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It’s Hamilton Newcomer Week to the city May 25-27.

The Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council (HIPC) is hosting a series of events for the fourth consecutive year to welcome newcomers and immigrants to the city.

A three-day celebration, HIPC is hosting four events — three online and one in-person — aimed at talking about hot topics in the Hamilton community, the website said.

Natasha Hernandez, communications associate at HIPC, said Hamilton Newcomer Week is important to a diverse community like Hamilton where “a quarter of the population is made up of newcomers,” adding that it’s an opportunity to “bring Hamiltonians together from all walks of life”.

Hamilton Newcomer Week was first launched in 2018 as Newcomer Day – an event held in front of City Hall, Hernandez said. Later, it turned into a week-long celebration.

This year’s theme for the event is Diversity and Inclusion.

Hernandez said this year’s The Spectator webinars were designed to complement the theme, as the city sees an increase in Afghan and Ukrainian resettlements.

With a focus on retaining diverse talent and embedding equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) principles in local businesses, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and HIPC are hosting an online event to an hour for employers titled “Connecting your business with immigrant talent” on May 25 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

At least seven speakers are lined up to address various job search barriers and “help employers combat stereotypes about immigrants,” Hernandez said.

It will also inform businesses about where to find newcomers and immigrant job seekers.

An online event, “What You Should Know About Hamilton’s Ukrainian Response,” May 25 from 7:30-9 p.m., will talk about ongoing initiatives to support Ukrainian refugees and provide more details to newcomers about their involvement in the Hamilton community. .

Hernandez noted that many Hamiltonians wonder how they can support Ukrainians. She added that this session will provide updates, resources and additional information on Ukrainian refugees.

“Citizenship and Belonging with Elamin Abdelmahmoud,” hosted online May 26 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., will feature author and journalist Abdelmahmoud, who will speak about the importance of civic engagement for newcomers, followed by a question-and-answer session. Abdelmahmoud is the author of a forthcoming book, “Fils d’ailleurs”, and writes about culture.

The HIPC hosted in-person city tours on May 27 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., introducing immigrants and newcomers to local services and restaurants, while showing them around downtown Hamilton. The tour, with limited seating, is the only offline session this year.

For more information and to register, visit hamiltonnewcomerweek.ca.

[Product Roadmap] From bootcamps to deep tech building, Camp K12 has evolved to make coding fun for kids

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[Product Roadmap] From bootcamps to deep tech building, Camp K12 has evolved to make coding fun for kids

Anshul Bhagi was 13 when he started coding. It came as a no surprise, then, that Anshul, who lived in, decided to pursue a career in engineering. His love for the subject inspired him to travel the world teaching coding at various schools during his winter break from MIT, where he was pursuing a degree in Computer Science.

These teaching gigs made Anshul realize that K12 education was broken and “obsolete” in almost every country in the world. This awareness formed the hypothesis of his entrepreneurial adventure: Camp K12.

“What engages kids is the cycle in and out. Children have short attention spans, and the things that grab their attention are things with quick gratification loops. Of all the different types of engineering specializations, coding does that. It doesn’t use too many resources – all you need is a notepad and a phone or a computer, and a kid can make a game, a website, or whatever they want. The input-output gratification loop is tight,” says Anshul.

What’s special about the K12 camp, says Anshul, is that it emphasizes hands-on practice rather than traditional theoretical teaching models.

Hatch – Design and code step 1

Bootcamps to go online

But Camp K12 was not a conventional startup. It all started with India first coding bootcamp in 2010, at a time when “coding for kids” was unheard of. Along with his father, Anshul launched the startup while still at Harvard University.

Camp K12 organized interactive workshops and immersive programs on STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) for school children. His classes focused on building logic, computational thinking and math skills, and improving the creativity of children aged 6-18.

Bootcamps would take place on campuses during after-school hours or on weekends and holidays.

Between 2010 and 2020, Camp K12 achieved 50,000 students by partnerships with hundreds of schools in India, as well as collaborations with organizations such as Google, Adobe, IIM-B and NITI Aayog.

Sometime in 2018, when Anshul returned to India, he started working on a differentiated e-learning product which could evolve more quickly.

The Gurugram-based startup eventually scrapped offline programs and launched online courses in January 2020just before the pandemic.

Hatch – Step 2 – Coding

Virtual reality implementation

In 2017, Anshul was also working on a product focused on the VR Studio metaverse, a 3D/VR coding platform for non-coders, as a weekend project while an MBA student. at Harvard Business School.

AR/VR was going through its first hype cycle at this time, and Anshul was curious to see if he could make 3D/VR creation easy for the kinds of kids he had been teaching coding through the K12 camp between 2010 and 2017.

When Anshul moved to India in 2017 after graduating from business school, he decided to continue working on the VR studio. At the time, Camp K12 was working with hundreds of schools across India.

Anshul felt that a 3D/VR coding platform would be much more appealing than the major kids coding platforms available at the time (MIT Scratch, MIT AppInventor, etc.). He hired a team of two developers to work with him on this project, and together they started working on “V1”.

Anshul renamed the platform “Hatch” simply because it sounded like “Scratch” and his vision was to build a modern, scalable coding platform for kids that could one day become as big as Scratch, which has about 100 million child coders.

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Hatch Creation

He explains that Hatch v1 was limited in design and scripting functionality. A child would need a lot of support and support from Camp K12 coding teachers to be able to build something good with it.

“However, one thing was clear: Hatch’s 3D creation environment appealed to kids in a way that no other coding platform at the time could, and kids absolutely loved the QR scanning feature. which allowed them to bring the 3D experience from their laptops into their mobile devices as an immersive 360-degree VR application in which they could ‘look around’ simply by rotating their device in space,” says Anshul.

The “Virtual Reality and 3D Game Development” course that Camp K12 launched using the Hatch v1 platform quickly became Camp K12’s best-selling course of 2018.

Step-by-step coding tutorials on Hatch Kids

Out of the hype cycle

By this point (2018-2019), the AR/VR hype cycle had died down, but Anshul had seen firsthand the gratification a child experienced using Hatch.

The K12 camp was 100% started, investing its cash flow from coding bootcamps into hiring engineers and developing products, but Hatch seemed like a gamble worth taking.

Anshul expanded the engineering team to five, including an iOS and an Android developer he could work with to build an AR-consumption mode for the 3D projects the kids were building in the v1 Hatch workspace.

“The five-person team iterated on Hatch v2 throughout 2018, while testing with real kids in real classrooms. Hatch v2 launched in January 2019 with a new brand name that reflected the broader vision of the platform – “HatchXR” in place of the old name “HatchVR”, as the platform now supported extended reality (XR) creation, encompassing both AR and VR,” Anshul explains.

In 2019, HatchXR remained an internal platform. The company has used Hatch to teach 3D/VR and now augmented reality lessons to children across classrooms in India, and has continued to expand the platform’s functionality and performance with feedback from children.

“It was during this time that the team discovered two major pain points for children and schools. For children in grades 1-5, the HatchXR javascript environment was difficult to get started. ‘a block-based coding environment similar to Scratch, Code.org, or AppInventor through which they could create AR/VR/3D projects without worrying about language syntax,’ adds Anshul.

Build the new versions

One of the requests from Camp K12 partner schools was to use the platform on the school’s existing device infrastructure (iPads and Chromebooks).

With these two comments, the seeds for Hatch v3.0 have been planted.

“In 2020, well against the advice of several advisors who suggested he focus on one thing after raising seed money for the business, I established an R&D lab within Camp K12 called “Growth Labs” to work on two to three lunar projects that could become growth engines for the whole company in the future. The creation of Hatch version 3 was the most ambitious of these projects”, explains Anshul.

He had realized that Hatch v3 needed to be a creative platform that could stand on its own without Camp K12 or its army of live online teachers.

It needed to enable the creation of high quality 3D, AR, VR projects with ease for an age group that had very short attention span, little patience, and almost no 3D background or l coding experience. He needed to support the full K-12 grade span (block based coding for younger kids and Javascript/text based coding for older kids) and he needed to be teacher and school friendly, this which means it should work on iPads and Chromebooks.

The team added block-based coding to the workspace, revamped the UI/UX to make the environment more kid-friendly, added features kids love, such as terrains and Minecraft/Roblox-inspired characters, animated 3D models and avatars, and the ability for 3D characters to converse in foreign languages.

“Camp K12’s transition from an India-focused business to a global online school in 2021 with the United States and the Middle East as its primary markets has come at an ideal time for the Hatch team. team can now test the platform with educators around the world in summer camps, winter camps, and live 1:1 online coding classes from Camp K12,” says Anshul.

Reiterations

Throughout 2021, as the company iterated on v3.0, improving both the block-based coding version for kids called “Hatch Kids” as well as the Javascript version for older students “HatchXR” , Hatch remained largely an internal platform.

It wasn’t until November 2021, when the platform became stable, that the team started sharing it with partners.

Schools in India have signed up for teacher trainings on the Hatch platform, the Delhi government has partnered with Camp K12 to bring metaverse and 3D coding to students in public schools, and Code.org has presented one of the “Hour of Code” activities at your own pace. on Hatch Kids on its website.

This marked the platform’s closed, partner-only launch this month.

“The team is thrilled to share four years of hard work and iterations with educators, parents and children around the world. The platform is free to use and will remain free to use, similar to Scratch and Code.org are free to use.The team also offers free, structured curriculum modules for schools and ed-tech companies to help them deliver Hatch’s 3D authoring environment to their students like next step after Scratch or other block-based coding tools,” says Anshul.

He explains that kids love to create, give them a creative platform and they’ll hack around it.

Children are motivated by the prospect of social rewards and social capital in this community. Hatch extracts a page from the Scratch playbook here.

“Many children are introduced to Scratch by their teachers/schools, but they continue to use the platform at home. Scratch scaled both B2B2C and directly B2C. The secret sauce seems to be the community features that allow kids to remix each other’s projects for, comment/upvote on each other’s projects, and to help each other through a forum,” says Anshul.

The current version (v3) includes remixing, commenting, upvoting and a child notification engine alerts when someone has liked, commented, or remixed their project.

The next release will take the community to a whole new level, building on gameplay mechanics inspired by ProductHunt and popular video games

The team is now studying multiplayer gameplay in 3D projects created by other children. Only the best projects from each week will initially be available for multiplayer play, creating an incentive for kids.

The startup is also researching game mechanics inspired by video games, kids earn XP tied to creating projects and contributing to the Hatch community (answering others’ questions, commenting and voting on others’ projects, and publish large projects that are remixed by others) among other features.

Edited by Affirunisa Kankudti

Cambridge Regional College and Futures for You hold lunchtime employability webinars – FE News

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Cambridge Regional College and Futures for You are teaming up to offer a series of interactive webinars designed to improve employability.

To overcome barriers to training participation and develop adult employability skills, Cambridge Regional College and Futures for You have launched their latest “Lunch and Learn” collaboration which offers free one-hour webinars on employability during a lunch period.

Claire Dolan said, “We are delighted to be working with Futures for You to bring these new training webinars to adults looking to develop their employability skills. Lunch and Learn sessions will be delivered from May and more information, including dates and content for all webinars, can be found on our website, https://www.camre.ac.uk/about /events/.

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The new value-added collaboration consists of four lunchtime webinars, one per month starting on the 24and May 2022 and covers topics such as breaking the job code, using the language to land the job, creating a remarkable LinkedIn profile, and tips and tricks for online interviews.

Suzie Kitching, Careers Advisor, said: “Working in partnership with Cambridge Regional College will allow us to reach the people who really need our support. The webinars will be led by experienced and qualified career advisers and bookings can be made via the Cambridge Regional College website.

The webinar series complements Cambridge Regional College’s existing range of fully-funded employability courses which aim to improve the skills and employability of adults in our community. The full range of employability courses can be found here https://www.camre.ac.uk/courses/employability-skills/

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Center Presents Free Social Media Webinars | Local News

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HICKORY — Catawba Valley Community College’s Small Business Center is presenting two social media webinars to help entrepreneurs and small businesses market and grow their business.

On Tuesday, May 17, the Small Business Center will present “Tips for Using Facebook to Grow Your Business” from 6-7:30 p.m. Participants will learn the basics of creating a Facebook business page as well as information about promotions and using Facebook. to create online business.

On Thursday, May 19, the Small Business Center will present “Hashtag Culture…Building a Follow on Instagram” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Instagram is one of the fastest growing social media platforms for businesses to paint a table with photos and videos. Participants will learn how to use this platform in conjunction with Facebook to leverage marketing and reach more customers.

Registered participants can attend these programs in person at the CVCC’s Business Development Center or online as a webinar. Participation in these programs is free and registered participants will receive a link to join the program from their computer. To register or for more information, contact the CVCC Small Business Center at 828-327-7000, ext. 4117 or visit http://sbc.cvcc.edu to register online.

Social Media Webinars Scheduled at CVCC for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

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The Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) Small Business Center will be presenting two social media webinars next week to help entrepreneurs and small businesses market and grow their business.

Next Tuesday, May 17, the Small Business Center will present “Tips for Using Facebook to Grow Your Business” from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Attendees will learn the basics of creating a Facebook business page as well as information about promotions. and using Facebook to build online business.

On Thursday, May 19, the Small Business Center will present “Hashtag Culture…Building a Follow on Instagram” from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Instagram is one of the fastest growing social media platforms for businesses to paint an image with photos. and videos. Participants will learn how to use this platform in conjunction with Facebook to leverage marketing and reach more customers.

Registered participants can attend these programs in person at the CVCC’s Business Development Center or online as a webinar. Participation in these programs is free and registered participants will receive a link to join the program from their computer. To register or for more information, please contact the CVCC Small Business Center at 828-327-7000, ext. 4117 or visit http://sbc.cvcc.edu to register online.

[News release courtesy of Jeff Neuville, CVCC Small Business Center]

Biometrics use cases, ethics to be reviewed in webinars from Oosto, Simprints, EAB, FIDO Alliance

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A variety of new webinars focusing on different applications and issues related to biometric technologies have been announced by Oosto, Simprints, EAB and the FIDO Alliance.

Upcoming Oosto Events Highlight the Role of Biometrics in Physical Security

Israel-based security firm Oosto has announced two separate online events that will take place in May.

The first, scheduled for May 11 at 11:00 a.m. CDT (12:00 p.m. EDT), will focus on how to use facial biometrics and artificial intelligence (AI) with security cameras to prevent violence and ensure safety. stadium security.

The second, scheduled for May 19 at 11:00 a.m. EDT (4:00 p.m. BST), will explore why organizations should consider physical security as a primary pillar of their cybersecurity strategy.

Specifically, the event will examine how physical breaches can facilitate hacking, as well as vice versa. The 30-minute event will also examine how biometric camera surveillance systems can be deployed to protect business perimeters as well as other sensitive areas.

Both webinars are free but require registration.

Simprints event looks at “responsible biometrics”

Building on its 2021 ID4Africa series keynote, Simprints will host a 60-minute session on “responsible biometrics” on June 7.

The online session will be led by James Eaton-Lee, director of privacy, responsible data and risk at Simprints, and is aimed at practitioners, ICT4D and technical staff, as well as people whose roles include policy, decision-making, funding, and deployment of biometric and functional identity systems.

The webinar will explore basic data protection planning, modality, needs/benefits assessment, technical considerations including model protection and security, and partner relationships. It will be followed by a Q&A.

This is a free, registration-based event available by following this link.

EAB webinar to explore fraud prevention using biometrics

The next European Association for Biometrics (EAB) Virtual Lunch & Learn will take place on May 17, 2022, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. CEST.

The event will be chaired by Victor Gomis, Head of Fraud and Biometrics at Nuance, who will share his latest research.

Gomis will assert that while fraud attempts may never cease to exist, they can be successfully combated using secure authentication technologies.

Registration for the event is free and can be completed by following this link.

Authenticate virtual summit looks at modernizing healthcare

Organized by the FIDO Alliance, the online summit will take place on June 16, 2022 at 9am PT and will examine how the pandemic has pushed the digitalization of the healthcare sector around the world.

At the same time, the Alliance argues that this digital shift has not necessarily corresponded to the development of valid authentication technologies that are needed to secure the increased amount of data that needs to be protected.

Speakers for the event have yet to be announced, but information about them will be available on this webpage, where webinar registration is also available.

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Zoom Receives 2021 Global Webinar and Virtual Events Market Leadership Award for Powerful and Innovative Communication Tools

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Zoom Delivers an Exceptional and Reliable Video Meeting Experience to Meet Growing Global Business Demand for Digital Events

SAN ANTONIO, May 9, 2022 /CNW/ — Based on its recent analysis of the global webinar and virtual event industry, Frost and Sullivan recognize Zoom with the Global Webinars and Virtual Events Market Leadership Award 2021 for its engaging, user-friendly and reliable digital events platform. Zoom is helping businesses, educational institutions, government and healthcare facilities enter the next era of digital communications by delivering a comprehensive portfolio of virtual experiences in its all-in-one platform that increases productivity, improves engagement and simplifies remote and hybrid working.

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Frost & Sullivan’s latest research on webinars and virtual events indicates that the revolutionary digitization of events has created an environment of increased demand for years to come. By 2025, the number of webinars and virtual events will be 10 times higher than the pre-pandemic level. Customers are increasingly demanding a unified end-to-end platform that meets all needs, from online meetings to events of all sizes, spanning in-person, virtual and hybrid experiences. Zoom’s unified platform for chat, meetings, phone, webinars and virtual events allows customers to purchase and own a single platform that meets all of their communication needs.

Zoom webinars and events are market-leading solutions that deliver a rich feature set, reliability, consistency of user experience, and ease of management in a single platform. Due to the strength of its platform, Zoom’s webinar revenue grew exponentially during the pandemic as Zoom overtook its closest competitors to become the market share leader in revenue and number. of events. Zoom integrates seamlessly with the most popular business apps on the market, and its communication tools are trusted by businesses across a wide range of industries such as education, finance, healthcare, business management and the federal government.

“Zoom’s market-leading position is a clear testament to its unwavering focus on easy-to-use, high-quality, and affordable cloud events that deliver effortless communication experiences,” said Roopam Jain, Vice President of Research, Information Technology and Communications at Frost & Sullivan. “With innovation as a key pillar, the company today offers an end-to-end event portfolio that provides everything event organizers need to create, host and manage virtual and hybrid events, including large sales meetings, unique customer experiences, internal company events, trade shows and company summits.”

During COVID-related shutdowns and travel restrictions, Zoom has provided a viable solution for global businesses that have been forced to take innovative approaches to communicating with their customers, shareholders, partners and employees. Zoom’s competitive pricing, ease-of-use, and feature-richness have fueled its platform’s mass adoption by millions of businesses around the world seeking innovative technologies to expand their digital presence and thrive. distance has become the norm.

Today, with growing user demand for easy-to-use virtual events, Zoom continues to significantly expand its market share with webinars as well as multi-day multi-track virtual events. With many powerful features such as audience landing and registration pages, event management, networking, virtual booths, chat, live and recorded audio and video streaming, polls, surveys , reports, analytics, SDKs/APIs, marketing and CRM platform integration, and on-demand post-event access to content and recordings, Zoom delivers personalized experiences for virtual trade shows, summits virtual events and virtual job fairs.

Additionally, the company is constantly innovating to meet the unmet needs of global enterprises for sophisticated and customizable digital communication tools.

“Zoom’s journey from 2011 to the present day has been a success. However, it is not resting on its laurels and continues to grow its business block by block,” Jain noted. “Today, Zoom is uniquely positioned in the communications world by offering a comprehensive portfolio of cloud services that fully captures the exponential growth opportunities emerging in the digital events industry.”

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that demonstrates excellence in growth and customer value. Reaching loyal customers who have become brand advocates allows the business to grow and achieve a leading position in the market. By engaging with the customer at every stage of the buying cycle and continuing to nurture the relationship, this award rewards a company’s increased market share over time.

The Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in various regional and global markets for outstanding achievement and superior performance in leadership, technology innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts benchmark market players and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and in-depth secondary research to identify industry best practices.

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Launch of Hospitality Connex Online Workshops in Southeastern Ontario

Rapid training program will connect job seekers with hospitality employers who are hiring

Kingston, ON (May 6, 2022) — Across southeastern Ontario, hospitality employers are hiring. Hospitality Connex aims to connect job seekers with employers through rapid skills development. If you’re looking to take advantage of the hospitality hiring boom to join or advance in the industry, Hospitality Connex can set you up for success.

Hospitality Connex is a series of three free, one-day online workshops taking place May 16-18, 2022. Each workshop focuses on the essential skills needed in the hospitality industry – customer service, workplace safety and job readiness. work. Participants can register individually for the workshops or choose to take all three.

A partnership between RTO9, KEYS Employment & Youth Services, Career Edge and the Hospitality Workers Training Centre, which will deliver the three workshops, Hospitality Connex also offers people looking to work a direct path to employers looking to hire.

Taught by a team with over 100 years of combined industry experience, HWTC training is designed to meet the needs of hospitality employers and reflects nearly 20 years of industry-leading training for the hospitality industry. of Ontario.

You can find more information about these programs and links to register at: hometrainingcentre.com/connex.

Qatar’s museums offer free online workshops, tours and storytelling until June

Doha: Qatar Museums (QM) is offering a range of online workshops, tours and storytelling until June this year.

For this month, every Sunday and Tuesday, the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) is offering a virtual field trip. The live tour will take place online from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is free.

In a statement, the NMoQ said, “Students can now experience the wonders of the National Museum of Qatar from the comfort of their own home or classroom.”

These tours are designed to be an engaging and culturally stimulating adventure for students through live interaction with the museum guide. Schools can choose from the following themes: life on the coast in Qatar, Qatari architecture, the discovery of black gold and its transformation in Qatar, and the modern history of Qatar.

Meanwhile, every Thursday this month, NMoQ is hosting a virtual art workshop for students. It’s from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. via Zoom. NMoQ said its online guides will lead students through creative activities inspired by Qatar’s culture and natural environment.

The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) will hold various online workshops through June, including Iznik Design and the Life Cycle of Plants, Research Skills and Fake News, MIA Architect IM Pei, Dynastic Differences, Materials in Islamic Art, The Art of Illumination, Geometric Patterns in Islamic Art and Calligraphy Workshop.

Iznik Design and the Plant Life Cycle Workshop will use Iznik Tile Design as a reference to identify the different stages of a plant’s life cycle.

Participants will then draw a diagram to explain what they have learned. They will also have the chance to plant their own seed and record its development in the provided plant journal.

The Research Skills and Fake News workshop will help students conduct their own research using the museum library. In MIA Architect IM Pei, students will be introduced to the architect behind MIA’s building and learn how Islamic architecture served as inspiration for the design of the museum.

Dynastic Differences will examine domestic and royal environments, understand how they became part of the Islamic world and what they brought with them from their pre-Islamic past. Materials in Islamic Art will explore how different objects in the MIA collection are made of different types of materials with this workshop.

The Art of Enlightenment will explore the various decorative motifs found in Islamic manuscripts. On Geometric Patterns in Islamic Art, students will learn all about the importance of geometry in Islamic art. And Calligraphy Workshop is a journey into the types of calligraphy found in Islamic manuscripts.

The storytelling session is set every Monday and Wednesday for this month and will be conducted by NMoQ. Virtual storytelling will explore the underwater world of dugongs and the challenges they face. The story will be followed by games and other fun hands-on activities.

Additionally, MIA will host an online story hour through June where students will learn the art of storytelling and work on a special craft activity.

All workshops and storytelling sessions are free and registration is required on the Qatar Museums website.

Live and Local Tweed hosts online workshops

The Live and Local Tweed Music Program hosts virtual workshops designed to help musicians gain exposure and better understand the music industry.

The first free online workshop on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 will offer guidance on Build your brand and pitch to the press.

Having a professional pitch is a minimum expectation for musicians looking to make a career in the industry.

The workshop will provide expert advice to educate musicians on industry standards and tips on how to stand out from the crowd.

It will include a keynote presentation from Beehive PR followed by a panel discussion featuring Katy Williams (Revolutions Management), Sammie Walsh, Liz Browne and Sosefina Fuamoli (Beehive PR) and moderated by Phoebe Rose (Arts Northern Rivers.)

Held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the panel discussion which will include time for questions and answers from the online audience.

The Zoom meeting link to the Build your brand and present to the press the workshop is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89797859391. The Zoom meeting ID is 897 9785 9391.

The second free online workshop will focus on The music business and will take place on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

Artists realize that in addition to creating music, they are either running their own business or partnering with others to build a career.

This workshop covers a range of income streams that musicians can consider when considering making a living in the industry.

The workshop will include a keynote presentation by Vyvienne Abla (Vyva Entertainment).

Vyv will also participate in the roundtable with Bobby Alu and Ollie Twohill, hosted by local producer and artist Matt Aitchison.

The virtual workshop will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Zoom with the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87456702462. The Zoom meeting ID is 874 5670 2462.

While the workshops are aimed at musicians and players in the music industry, they are also open to anyone interested or curious about the workings of the industry.

The Tweed Shire Council has partnered with the Live Music Office, Music NSW and Griffith University to support the local music scene through the Live and Local Tweed project.

In addition to the online professional development workshops, the project will include a free “micro-festival” in Murwillumbah on three Saturdays in May (7, 14 and 21).

The music will take place every Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

For updates and to learn more about Live and Local Tweed, visit yoursaytweed.com.au/live-and-local-tweed

Free online workshops seek to attract more women into the skilled trades

With recent funding of half a million dollars from the province, Build a Dream is offering a series of free online workshops to not only attract more women into the skilled trades, but keep them there.

“Our goal is to help diversify the workforce by recruiting, retaining and advancing women in the skilled trades,” says Nour Hachem-Fawaz, Founder and President of Build a Dream.

She says the already large and growing skills gap that exists in Windsor-Essex, and indeed across Canada, is why women should more actively pursue careers in the sector.

Build a Dream has two streams of workshops, which cater to both aspiring skilled trades workers and existing workers.

“There must be complementary services for young women or women starting a second career so that they don’t just enter the industry, but stay in the sector,” says Hachem-Fawaz .

Avery Brooks is among those who have used Build a Dream’s services in the past and plans to participate in the new resource.

The St. Joe’s Grade 11 student is part of the Skilled Trades Academy and is currently gaining hands-on experience on construction sites with Blain Homes and Renovations.

“I really liked working with my hands, the power tools, building things,” says Brooks. “That’s definitely what I’ll be doing after high school.”

But Brooks is still something of an anomaly in the skilled trades, with women making up just 5% of workers in the field, according to Statistics Canada.

Even when women successfully enter the skilled trades, Hachem-Fawaz says the next hurdle is staying true to the profession.

“There needs to be complementary services for young women or women starting a second career so that they don’t just enter the industry, but stay in it,” she says.

Pam Kesselring, a general machining apprentice in a tool and die shop in Kitchener experienced the growing pains of entering the field as a woman.

“A big hurdle for me is getting the conditioning out of my head that the trades aren’t for women,” says Kesselring, who admits hurdles like isolation still exist.

Hachem-Fawaz says a strategy is needed more than ever for tradeswomen to capitalize on the opportunities presented by recent investments by Stellantis and LG in building the future of Windsor’s automotive sector.

“What are we going to do differently to make sure women are at this table? asks Hashem-Fawaz. “Times are changing and the best thing you can do for your daughter is open the door to endless possibilities for her.”


PROGRAM INFORMATION

The free program takes place on May 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for Academy one.

Academy two takes place on the same dates, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Academy 1: Students, pre-apprentices and trades as a second career – 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This virtual academy will introduce women in technology courses, youth apprenticeship or pre-apprenticeship programs (as well as women pursuing trades as a second career) to the benefits and barriers often associated with skilled trades. Participants will learn more about what to expect from a career in the skilled trades. The academy focuses on raising awareness, sharing goals and preparing for next steps.

Academy 2: Apprentices and journeymen – 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This virtual academy will focus on women who are already in the trades. Participants will learn about the resources available, the skills required to progress and how to build their network. Overall, the academy focuses on networking, sharing goals, and planning for future moves.

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Penn State Extension offers farm safety training and demonstrations

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania – The May 2 death of a 68-year-old Cumberland County farmer who succumbed to poison gas while working in a silo underscores the dangers associated with farming, which is l one of the most dangerous professions in the United States.

In 2020, 39 people were killed in farm-related incidents in Pennsylvania, an increase from previous years. These agricultural emergencies require specialized knowledge and training for first responders, according to Penn State agricultural safety specialists.

To prepare emergency responders, Penn State Extension, through its Agricultural Safety and Health Program, offers numerous training and demonstrations designed for fire and rescue services, emergency medical services, law enforcement and members of the farming community.

“These trainings could mean the difference between life and death in an agricultural emergency,” said Judd Michael, professor of national safety and health and professor of agricultural and biological engineering at Penn State’s College of Agricultural. Science.

A 2018 incident illustrates Michael’s point. In this case, a Pennsylvania farmer trapped in a grain silo was rescued by first responders who were able to save him with training from Penn State Extension. At the time, the local fire chief noted that several on-site responders said training came back to them that day, and the farmer was pulled from the grain, unharmed.

Penn State’s Ag Safety and Health team has planned several grain elevator rescue awareness training programs for 2022, including a summer course for responders in Catawissa, Benton and Mifflinville and a course in the county of Columbia at the end of October. The six-hour program will teach emergency responders about the dangers associated with grain handling and storage.

The workshop will cover best practices for rescuer safety and explore strategies for handling a grain entrapment or engulfment incident. To gain hands-on experience, participants will use a grain rescue tube in Penn State’s Grain Entrapment Simulation Trailer.

Topics covered in previous workshops this year have included both Grain Elevator Rescue Awareness and Grain Elevator Rescue – a 20-hour program that builds on the awareness course and is designed for first responders in a grain entrapment or engulfment emergency. Participants learn how to safely access a trapped person and the strategies to treat, free and wrap the person for safe and efficient extraction from the grain silo.

Other training programs offered to first responders include:

— Introduction to agricultural emergencies.
— Management of tractor and machine emergencies.
— Raising awareness of silo fires.
— Silo fire operations.
— Large animal rescue training.

These programs can be customized and offered on demand, Michael said. First responder organizations throughout Pennsylvania interested in a program can apply to the Agricultural Safety and Health Program to bring the training to their county. Classes can be scheduled individually or through a county workgroup. The Ag Safety team can provide more information on fees and availability.

Additionally, the Ag Safety and Health program offers many on-farm safety demonstrations that can be booked or borrowed by contacting the program via email or phone. A demonstration illustrates how grain flows into storage structures and rescue procedures that can free a victim trapped in the grain flow.

Another demonstration, the “mini-tilt table”, teaches participants about rollover incidents by displaying the center of gravity and stability baseline of a tractor, skid steer loader and all-terrain vehicle. ground. For young audiences between the ages of 8 and 16, “Mr. Egg” shows the center of gravity and baseline stability of a tractor.

Events planned for 2022, such as Farm Safety Day and a 4-H Animal Science Camp, will use demonstrations to educate children about farm safety, who are a crucial audience. In 2020, nearly 26% of deaths on Pennsylvania farms were children 19 and under.

“We need to do more training and more demonstrations to keep people – especially children – safe on farms,” Michael said. Penn State Extension’s Agricultural Safety and Health Team also offers youth safety education through its National Tractor and Machinery Safety Program.

More information and resources, including articles, videos, and courses, are available on the Penn State Extension website.

Prayer Circle, Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Alzheimer’s Webinars, Fun Fair – Cowichan Valley Citizen

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Everyone is invited to Station Street Park in Duncan for National Awareness Day for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on Thursday May 5th.

There will be a prayer circle at 9:30 a.m. and red robes will be hung in the park to symbolize those who have been lost.

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Get something for your vegetable garden and support Ukraine at the same time on Sunday May 14th.

There will be a tomato plant sale at 6441 Tyler Place in Duncan that day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Organizers say there will be 250 tomato plants available for sale, with three plants for $10.

Proceeds will go to supporting Ukraine.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cowichan Valley is looking for bowlers.

The organization holds its annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake at Duncan Lanes on Sunday May 15 and is looking for teams of up to six players to join in the fun.

The event raises funds for local mentoring programs.

You can bowl five or 10 pins and the hours are 12:30-2:30 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m. There is a $50 minimum commitment to bowl.

For more information or to register, call 250-748-2447 or go to cowichan.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/event/bowl-for-kids-sake-2022/

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When someone from the Cowichan and Chemainus Valleys with dementia enters long-term care, attending care conferences is part of the process, ensuring that everyone involved in the care team provides the best care. possible.

The Alzheimer Society of British Columbia helps local families get the most out of the conferences. It offers a new webinar, Understanding Care Conferences.

The Alzheimer Society invited Dr. Gloria Puurveen and Dr. Heather Cooke to talk about their experiences with families affected by dementia and discuss what to expect at a care conference. The session will cover questions to ask, documentation needed in advance, and tips for effective communication with the care team.

As a researcher passionate about understanding the experiences of older adults and people with dementia, Puurveen focuses on dementia experiences as they relate to ‘living well’ until the end of life, personality and citizenship. social. Cooke has over 25 years of experience in dementia care, both on the front line and in research.

Previously a research associate at UBC’s School of Nursing, she now works at the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia, where she leads the organization’s knowledge mobilization efforts.

The free online session will take place on Wednesday, May 18 at 2 p.m. To register, visit alzbc.org/care-conference.

Upcoming webinar sessions available for families and caregivers in the Cowichan and Chemainus Valleys also include:

• Understanding Changes in Communication (Wednesday, May 25, 2:00 pm): Explore how communication is affected by dementia and learn effective communication strategies.

• Living Safely with Dementia (Wednesday, June 1, 2:00 pm): Find out how people with dementia and their families can live safely in the community.

• Focus on Behaviour: Understanding Behavior Change (Wednesday, June 8, 2:00 pm): Learn practical strategies to better understand behavior change and respond positively.

To learn more about other upcoming webinar topics, visit alzbc.org/webinars.

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Cowichan Open Learning is hosting a Spring Fling Fun Fair fundraiser on Thursday, May 26 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

There will be a barbecue, bouncy castle, bouncy orbs, games, prizes, chicken poop bingo, candy table, Loonie Toonie and silent auctions.

“This is a great opportunity for community members to come together,” organizers said.

If you are able to volunteer, you can sign up at https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/727031139295394087/false#/invitation

You can view the silent auction online at https://www.32auctions.com/OpenLearningAuction2022

Community

Dr. Gloria Puurveen will speak at a presentation by the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia on May 18, 2022. (Photo courtesy of the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia)

DNR Webinars, Remaining Game Meetings and ND Fish Upcoming on Away Schedule – Grand Forks Herald

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To obtain an event in the Outdoors calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 1148 or by email at

[email protected]

. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

  • May 14: Roseau/Lake of the Woods Sportsmans Club fry and membership drive, 4-8 p.m., Eagles Club, Lake Township near Warroad, Minnesota. Meat raffles, individual and family sports club memberships are available, as well as All Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota memberships. Meal $18 per person, $10 12 and under. Info: Roseau/Lake of the Woods Sportsmans Club Facebook page.
  • May 14: Photography Workshop, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., White Horse Hill Visitor Center near Devils Lake. Pre-registration required before May 1; $20 for students, $25 for Friends of White Horse Hill members, $35 for non-members, or $50 for Friends registration and membership. Sponsored by the Friends of White Horse Hill. Info: [email protected]
  • June 3-5: Agassiz Environmental Learning Center 30th Anniversary Celebration, Agassiz Environmental Learning Center, 400 Summit Ave. SW, Fertile, Minnesota. Info: aelcfertile.org/calendar.
  • June 25-26: Scheels Boundary Battle Catfish Tournament, Red River in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. Limited to 50 two-person teams, the tournament is currently sold out. Teams wishing to join a waitlist can contact Tournament Director Brad Durick at (701) 739-5808.
  • July 9th : Scheels Catfish Classic, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Red River to Moorhead. Entry fee $120, limited to 50 two-person teams. Info: i29classic.com or Tournament Director Brad Durick, (701) 739-5808.
  • July 29-30: REEL’M IN High School Fishing Tournament, Devils Lake. Each two-person student team fishes with a boat captain. To qualify, students must be involved with a fishing club, organization, or their school’s fishing team, have participated in a tournament such as the Angler Young Angler Series, Minnesota Fishing Challenge, or other charity tournaments. fundraising. Points will be awarded for the longest walleyes, white bass, northern pike and perch/crappies. First-place team students will each win $500 scholarships to Lake Region State College in Devils Lake. Second and third place teams will receive cash prizes of $300 and $200 respectively. The rules meeting is July 29 and the tournament is July 30; Johnnie Candle, walleye pro, fishing guide and outdoor communicator, runs the tournament; entry fee $40. More info: https://bit.ly/royalreelmin; or contact Candle at (701) 371-9431 or by email at [email protected]
  • July 29-31: Cats Incredible Catfish Tournament and Dock Dogs competition, LaFave Park on the Red River in East Grand Forks. Tournament rules meeting at 7 p.m. on July 29, with fishing hours from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 30 and July 31. Info: catsincredibletournament.com, facebook.com/catsincredible, [email protected] or by phone at (218) 399-3474.
  • August 12-13: Catfish Capital Challenge, Red River to Drayton, ND. Fishing hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, with a rules meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at Johnny Bravos in downtown Drayton. Registration fee $300 per team of two people. Info: catfishdrayton.com.

ND Game and Fish Advisory Board

The North Dakota Department of Fish and Game Advisory Board is again holding public meetings this spring in each of the state’s eight advisory board districts. The remaining meetings are:

  • May 2nd: District 6 (Barnes, Dickey, Foster, Griggs, Logan, LaMoure, McIntosh, Stutsman and Wells counties), 7 p.m., Farmers Union, 1415 12th Ave. SE, Jamestown. The Stutsman County Wildlife Club is the host. Contact: Ken Anderson, (701) 320-3318.
  • May 3: District 8 (Adams, Billings, Bowman, Dunn, Golden Valley, Hettinger, Slope, and Stark counties), 7 p.m., NDSU Hettinger Research Center, 102 U.S. Highway 12 W., Hettinger. Cedar Creek Chapter of Pheasants Forever is the host. Contact person: Dr. Ben Geaumont, (701) 567-4323.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is continuing its hunting, fishing, and outdoor learning webinar series this spring. The webinars, which are free, start at noon on Wednesday and pre-registration is required at mndnr.gov. The webinars are also recorded and available online. The next webinars are:

  • May 4: Wild rice management. The webinar will share some of DNR’s common wild rice management techniques and highlight some success stories.
  • May 11: Favorite fishing lures of MNR staff. DNR staffers share some of their top secret lures and how to use them.
  • May 18: Walleye fishing for beginners. Nancy Koep, professional angler and bait shop owner, will cover the basics of walleye fishing. She will also provide information on her Becoming an Outdoors Woman Walleye Fishing Weekend scheduled for July 2022.
  • May 25: Youth fishing leagues. Eric Altena, DNR Director of Fisheries and bass fishing expert, will share ideas and resources to help young anglers connect with Minnesota’s growing number of high school fishing leagues and clubs.

Employee Assistance Program offering webinars for Mental Health Awareness Month

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Editor’s note: Jan Pierce is the Employee Assistance Program Coordinator and is a licensed mental health service provider. The Employee Assistance Program is part of the benefits offered by Human Resources.

John Pierce

Dear CSU Community,

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, but a valuable lesson that the past few years have highlighted is that the mental health of our community – students, faculty and staff – must be a priority every month, and not just in may.

Why is this important? Our individual mental health and well-being are correlated to the well-being of our community.

President McConnell’s focus on wellness initiatives in the Courageous Strategic Transformation is proof that CSU is committed to making the mental health and wellbeing of individual employees and our collective CSU community a priority. absolute.

As the Employee Assistance Program Coordinator, I coordinated the University’s program which provides a multitude of services, including helping employees connect to mental health counseling. As I reflect on how to recognize and honor the mental health of our CSU community, both for each individual and for our community as a whole, I realize that words are not always the best way to understand people’s individual experience of mental health, or the experience of different individuals based on their various identities.

Many people often struggle to put their own experience of mental health into words, as they may doubt that they are understood or fear that their stories and feelings will be judged by others.

Leading with curiosity through listening is necessary to bring compassionate understanding to another person’s experience. Curiosity gives us a starting point to check in with our colleagues, leaders, and students. We frequently ask about physical health and check to see if we know that someone we are in a relationship with has suffered a physical injury or illness.

We can – and I hope you will – do the same by asking questions about the mental health of those we work with while respecting the confidentiality of their confidentially shared health information.

If you know of a student or colleague who has suffered the death of a loved one, had a particularly difficult personal or professional experience, or if you know of a member of the community who has had mental health issues, we we can compassionately ask about his experience. then listen. We don’t need to fix anything or make suggestions. We can just listen without judgment and be present as they share, and then honor their stories.

You can ask, “What if I don’t know if someone has mental health issues?” »

We don’t have to be experts to help a student or colleague – or even a friend or loved one – in times of need. You may have noticed a change in behavior such as withdrawal, taking more sick time, increased negativity or cranky responses during interactions, a change in appearance, or truancy from school or work. In general, any change in a person’s basic behavior and patterns can signal a change in their mental health. The simplest and most caring course of action is to reach out and ask if the person is okay and needs help.

If a co-worker comes to you with difficulties, please tell them about the Employee Assistance Program. Most employees are entitled to six free counseling sessions with a therapist in their community or via an online appointment through these benefits. Additionally, employees have access to SilverCloud, an online tool that offers self-guided therapy modules to support health and wellness. Fee-paying students can access a wide range of services, including mental health supports through the CSU Health Network.

You may also consider telling Tell Someone if you are concerned about a student or employee. And you’re always welcome to call me in the HR office if you’re concerned about an employee and think I can help you find ways to help your colleague. (As always, if you believe someone poses an immediate risk to their own safety or that of someone else, please call 9-1-1.)

The Health Network provides an excellent resource called Opinions and Responses. Notice and Response is an educational tool that can help you understand how mental health issues can manifest in others and how you can respond in helpful ways. In addition to the valuable information on their website, University units and groups can request Notice and Response training on how to intervene when someone may need help.

Returning to the original initiative of recognizing and honoring May as Mental Health Awareness Month. First and foremost, we are a healthier community if we practice compassionate listening. We can take our efforts further by risking these caring conversations and then knowing where people can go for help. Finally, we can continue to de-stigmatize mental health by gaining knowledge and education.

Webinars for Mental Health Awareness Month

The Employee Assistance Program is offering two webinars in May in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month.

Please see the links for more information on the webinars and additional resources for wellness support.

Spotted on the web: Side effects of antipsychotics, neural waves, caregiver training | Spectrum

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Research overview

  • The Quantified Behavioral Test, a continuous performance task, distinguishes autistic children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder from those with only autism. BMC Psychiatry
  • Teachers tend to rate children with autism and intellectual disability higher than parents on adaptive behavioral skills. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities
  • Aripiprazole and risperidone are the most effective short-term treatments for emotional dysregulation and irritability in autism, according to a review of clinical trials. Spectrum previously covered issues around side effects associated with their long-term use. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • According to a small study, young children with autism are more likely to show attachment behavior with their mother than with their father. Attachment & Human Development
  • The researchers identified a new set of candidate genes associated with neurodevelopmental conditions using an approach that compares observed and expected levels of copy number variants in the genome. Genome medicine
  • Neuronal connectivity between the amygdala and the cortex, assessed by brain imaging, does not seem to vary according to internalizing and externalizing behaviors in children with or without neurodevelopmental disorders. Structure and function of the brain
  • Describing brain activity as generalized neural waves rather than focused neural pathways elucidates some observations about the primate visual system that have resisted explanation. Scientists progress
  • According to a review of studies, trainings for caregivers of children with autism can be successfully culturally adapted to those whose culture or language differs from that prevalent where they live. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities

science and society

  • The Cherokee Nation is launching an autism initiative through a partnership with a local Oklahoma resource center for parents. Muskogee Now
  • Evernorth, a division of health insurance company Cigna, announced a partnership with the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence, a health services accrediting body, to develop assessments to measure the quality of care for people with autism. business thread
  • Neurologists can play a key role in the diagnosis and management of people with autism, including those with related neurological issues, such as seizures and sleep problems. Neurology Advisor
  • A lawsuit on behalf of some animal welfare organizations argues that the US Department of Agriculture is evading its responsibility to oversee animal research facilities by outsourcing inspections. The scientist
  • The Museum of the Moving Image in New York presents an exhibition of works by neurodivergent creators; the museum celebrated the artists at an awards ceremony in March. The Washington Post
  • The Black Autism Support Society, run by an Indiana couple whose three children are on the spectrum, connects families so they can share experiences and resources. WTHR

Cite this article: https://doi.org/10.53053/OPWY4937

OPI Webinars: Deep Dive – How to Monetize the Online Market Opportunity | OPI

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Deep Dive – How to Monetize the Online Market Opportunity

Learn how to capitalize on the rapid growth of online marketplace/platform business beyond Amazon through a series of five Masterclass webinars that will provide unique and exclusive “how to” content.

Co-hosted by OPI, TFE.Agency and several major European online marketplaces such as OnBuy and Conrad, the sessions will explain in depth the crucial elements essential to success, including:

  • Market Strategies Needed to Succeed with Online Markets
  • Infrastructure and organization needed to work with online platforms
  • Pricing management disciplines to effectively drive sales and maintain pricing discipline
  • Supply chain and logistics skills to gain a competitive advantage with online marketplaces
  • Optimization of the value proposition to capitalize on the market opportunity

The package consists of 5 individual webinar lessons, each lasting 75 minutes. After each webinar, attendees will receive a summary of the session, and profiles of major online markets in the top 5 European markets will also be provided.

The investment required for the five sessions is only €495 (individual sessions are €149).

This is a must-have educational webinar series for sales management, salespeople and marketers, e-commerce staff, Amazon account managers, and more. The dates for the individual sessions are: June 8, June 23, September 29, October 27, November 23, 2022

To ensure you are a winner in this growing channel, please follow the link below and register your spot. Any questions you may have, email Chris Exner ([email protected]).







Bringing the Grease and Oil Change Back with Free Online Workshops | Forbes Lawyer

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SWITCHING FATS AND OIL: Amanda Bainbridge is hosting a free online workshop on Sunday, May 8 to teach us how to relax. Photo: SUPPLIED

Grease and Oil Change is back in 2022, but again it looks a bit different as organizers look to ensure it’s available to as many people as possible.

The 2022 Fat and Oil Change Workshops – brain and body workshops for rural people – marks the event’s seventh consecutive year.

These non-profit gatherings were started by Cherie Quade in Trundle, in 2015, to create a conversation in our community about mental health, well-being and lived stories of how people in rural communities stay at home. afloat when the rest of the world seems like a lot.

She started these conversations as a way to help her manage her own mental health.

This year, she says, it seems really relevant, once again, to share stories and find out how to take care of ourselves so that we can also support each other.

Rather than having one large gathering, there will be several smaller workshops.

Every offering is free – thanks to awesome funding and community support – and we’re encouraged to jump online and join.

The workshops were set up in response to community needs and requests identified in a recent survey and the next – coming next weekend – is with relaxation expert Amanda Bainbridge.

This is an online event on Sunday evening, May 8, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

This workshop is designed to teach us how to turn off the fight or flight reflex and treat the symptoms of your stress. This covers:

  • Stop taking in new information and give yourself time to process the backlog;
  • Slow your blood pressure with focused breathing;
  • Relax your back with a few simple stretches;
  • Release the tension in your tired muscles with a massage of the neck, shoulders, arms and hands;
  • Put an end to stubborn headaches by bringing blood back to the scalp by stimulating nerve endings in your scalp and face;
  • Open your eyes to what is happening around you.

Successful Business Trainings: Koya – FBC News

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[Source: Fijian Government]

There is a demand for business-related training, especially at the community and local level, says Trade Minister Faiyaz Koya.

Speaking at the train-the-trainer workshop, Koya pointed out that in the last financial year, the ministry undertook 88 training sessions, reaching more than 2,250 Fijians.

He adds that these were mainly community trainings, as they know that is where more support is needed.

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“We see this as an indication of the enthusiasm of Fijians. Fijians who want to own businesses, improve the well-being of their families and contribute to the growth of their community. “

This week, more than 20 trainers are participating in the workshop.

Koya says they are delighted to partner with the iTaukei Trust Fund Board and the Australian Government’s Market Development Facility.

He adds that such training sessions not only contribute to personal growth, but give entrepreneurs the advantage of improving their service delivery to micro, small and medium community enterprises and cooperative enterprises.

Engaging and branded webinars and live solution

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2022-04-26

OpenReel gives global organizations even more ways to efficiently produce studio-quality video content that elevates brands and drives results.

NEW YORK, April 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OpenReel™, the leading Remote Video Creation™ platform, today announced the launch of OpenReel Events to help marketers create truly on-brand, interactive and engaging live webinar experiences. This new solution bolsters OpenReel’s expanding suite of holistic video creation capabilities that remove the friction and resource-intensive aspects of creating large-scale video and virtual events for modern businesses around the world.

In a recent Content Marketing Institute survey, 58% of marketers said webinars were their top performing content format and 51% said it was their top performing type of video. Enable OpenReel customers to execute total brand curation, leverage meaningful engagement opportunities, and gain actionable insights to produce compelling live webinars – right on the same platform they’ve been using for creating studio-quality video content – enables a more streamlined, collaborative and affordable workflow.

With OpenReel Events, teams can host an unlimited number of live webinars with the ability to completely customize every element, from registration landing pages to brand colors, fonts, automated event communications and experience. of the webinar itself. During the webinar, host dynamic breakout sessions, in-platform chat, custom polls, and live Q&As to drive two-way audience engagement. Plus, share valuable assets like CTAs, PDFs, and videos with attendees in real time to maximize reach. By tracking timely analytics, better understand and build stronger connections with prospects, customers, and employees.

“OpenReel enables distributed teams to quickly and easily use a single, comprehensive platform to create, promote, manage and host immersive and fully customizable live brand experiences,” said Lee Firestone, CEO and co-founder of OpenReel. “With OpenReel Events, marketers can bring an unprecedented level of brand control, collaboration, and efficiency to their existing webinar strategy.”

To quickly and easily get started creating truly on-brand and unforgettable live webinar experiences for product launches, onboardings, team meetings, and more, you can try OpenReel Events for free for 14 days or request a personalized demo.

About OpenReel™
OpenReel™ is a leading Remote Video Creation™ platform that enables businesses, media and entertainment companies to make and shoot video content up to 4K from over 125 countries. With its patented enterprise-grade suite of remote video direction, capture, live webinars, and collaboration capabilities, OpenReel enables businesses of all sizes to reduce the time-consuming and resource-intensive process of on-site video shoots and large-scale content creation. initiatives efficiently, effectively and securely. OpenReel is based in New York and its employees are spread all over the world. To learn more about the company, visit: openreel.com.

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Register Now for UBC Farm’s May Online Workshops – Scout Magazine

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The Goods of UBC Farm

Vancouver, BC | The Center for Sustainable Food Systems is thrilled to announce that registration for the first half of the 2022 Community Workshop Series is now open! UBC Farm hosts a wide range of workshops covering various skills in gardening, cooking, fermenting and foraging.

This year, we added new workshops and brought back many favourites. All our workshops are suitable for beginners and open to all. Please also note that, until further notice, all our workshops will take place online. Here is what awaits you during the month of May:

Spring mushroom picking: May 5, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

This virtual foray into mushrooms will focus on how to SAFELY identify wild mushrooms found in the Pacific Northwest. This workshop includes a 2-hour virtual walk with wild craft guide and chef Robin Kort turned into a series of videos that you can view at your leisure. It’s like having a mushroom expert in your pocket. We’ll cover the wild and wonderful world of edible and poisonous mushrooms. Register here.



How to make a traditional Indian dal: May 12, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a cooking workshop with Ayurvedic health trainer Muneera Wallace, who will introduce us to the simplicity and deliciousness of traditional Indian dal. We’ll explore different types of lentils, the medicinal properties of Indian spices, and authentic methods for creating this quintessential dish at home. Register here.

Cattle Health Webinars Now Online

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The University of California Cooperative Extension and UC Davis Veterinary Medicine share recordings from their March 2022 Livestock Health Webinar Series for California livestock producers.

This series was co-hosted by UC Cooperative Extension Advisors Tracy Schohr, Grace Woodmansee, and Rebecca Ozeran and UC Cooperative Extension Specialist Gabriele Maier.

“Last month, hundreds of cattle producers joined us for evening webinars that delved into a range of important cattle health topics,” said co-host Schohr, Animal Husbandry and Care Advisor. UC Cooperative Extension natural resources in Plumas, Sierra, and Butte counties.

“We recognize that cattle ranchers have busy lives with off-ranch careers and family responsibilities that can make it difficult to attend in-person continuing education events,” she said, “so we have organized webinar series online and recorded them so that more producers can take advantage of these comprehensive livestock health and production resources.

Video recordings and additional resources from the webinar series are available at ucanr.edu/sites/Rangelands/CattleHealth. Video topics and featured speakers include:

  1. Whole herd health plans and immunization schedules – Gabriele Maier, UC Cooperative Extension Specialist for Beef Cattle Herd Health and Production at UC Davis, and Tom Talbot, Large Animal Veterinarian at Bishop
  2. Health, Diseases and Injuries of the Bull Herd – Bret McNabb, DVM, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
  3. pinkeye in cattle – John Angelos, professor at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
  4. Poisonous plants and livestock – Robert H. Poppenga, DVM, Ph.D., DABVT, Toxicology Section Chief, California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
  5. Why is he dead? California Animal Health Food Safety Laboratory – Maier and Katherine Watson, pathologists at the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory.

“Over the past two years, Cooperative Extension has evolved the way we shared information with livestock producers with the cancellation of in-person events, allowing us to focus on new outreach tools,” said Maier said. “We have seen tremendous engagement with our live beef quality assurance trainings which led the team to run the series in March, focusing on topics that participants had expressed an interest in during the training. BQA. The videos provide a resource for cattle ranchers to continue to improve the health of their cattle and increase beef production on their ranch.

For questions or suggestions on future topics, please contact Schohr at [email protected].

Source: University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, solely responsible for the information provided and 100% owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all of its affiliates are not responsible for any content contained in this information asset.

United Rentals is hosting safety webinars in May

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The e-learning series will focus on confined space safety for utilities and contractors.

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Starting in May, United Rentals is hosting a series of online safety courses focused on working in confined spaces. The webinar series, taking place the week of May 9, will discuss steps construction and utility contractors can take to improve safety in confined space environments. Not only are there risks of physical injury in confined spaces, but also risks of flammables and air pollutants. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 148 deaths related to working in confined spaces in 2018.

There are several rules that construction and utility companies must follow when workers perform tasks in confined spaces. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated its rules on working in confined spaces in 2015 following work-related deaths and injuries. Typical containments include tanks, underground vaults, manholes, tunnels, sewers, storm sewers, equipment housing, crawl spaces and HVAC ducts.

“Nothing is more important than safety on the construction site. Complying with confined space regulations can not only improve safety, but also help increase productivity,” said Scott Thomas, regional product development manager at United Rentals. “Training is essential to prepare workers to identify potential hazards and to work safely in and around a confined space. Confined Space Safety Week webinars will share important information to help companies keep their sites safe without sacrificing efficiency.

According to United Rentals, anyone can attend the free educational sessions, which will be presented by experienced United Rentals confined space staff. To register, visit the United Rentals Webinar Series webpage.

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Program

What are you breathing? Initial testing is crucial before people enter a confined space. Scott Thomas, regional product development manager United Rentals will highlight the effects of atmospheric hazards on the human body to illustrate why continuous monitoring is always best. The session will review proper testing procedures using an instrument in either pump mode or diffusion mode. It will break down general information on calibrations, functional testing, and overall maintenance to ensure equipment is working properly for every confined space entry project. Available: May 10 at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. CDT.

Confined space ventilation: what is right and how to achieve it? Confined spaces (as defined by OSHA) can be found in virtually every workplace. Where employee entry into these spaces is required, the employer must ensure safe entry, which means assessing existing and potential physical and atmospheric hazards. When an atmospheric hazard is detected or likely to develop, adequate ventilation is necessary. In this webinar, Bruce Magee, Regional Product Manager at United Rentals, will explore proper vent sizing, configuration, purge time and more to help ensure a safer workplace. Available: May 11 at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. CDT.

Ready for a no-entry rescue? In this webinar, Joe Wise, Regional Customer Training Manager at United Rentals, will help attendees understand the importance of retrieval systems, why having the right setup is essential, and how to maintain equipment before the start. confined space operations. During the discussion of retrieval systems, the session will break down the main differences between a self-retracting lifeline and mechanical winches. The webinar will also review equipment inspections to ensure readiness to perform an effective and safe no-entry rescue. Available: May 12 at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. CDT.

With over 92 trench safety locations and the largest fleet of confined space and excavation rental equipment in North America, United Rentals provides OSHA and OH&S compliant trench protection systems and advice. on-site, engineering services and safety training.

Husband and Wife Team to Offer More CERT Trainings | News

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Imagine a scenario where you are driving on Highway 4 and come across a car accident where a person has a life-threatening injury and is bleeding. Do you know the proper steps needed to stop or control the bleeding?

Community Emergency Response Team, also known as CERT, offers an all-hazards and safe training program available in Hood County and Cresson. The course is designed to help individuals protect themselves, their families, neighbors and neighborhoods in the event of an emergency.

The Hood County 20-hour course is taught by husband-and-wife team Mike Brewer and Sheila Castleberry, who decided to restart the CERT program in Hood County two years ago.

“I found CERT through the Sheriff’s Posse, when one of the guys mentioned he was going to take CERT training at Cresson,” Brewer said. “A few of them said Hood County no longer had their CERT program, so Sheila and I volunteered to start it up again in Hood County.”

The CERT program recently completed its six-day spring course in March, with 24 people earning their CERT foundation certification. After receiving their certification, approximately 18 applicants wanted to apply to join the Hood County CERT team.

“One of our mottos is to train and retain. We want to train people,” Brewer said.

Normally, CERT training is only offered once a year, but as interest grows, Brewer said they will try to run another course “relatively soon.”

“CERT training is like health insurance,” he said. “You know you need it. You know you have to pay for it. You hope you never use it. That’s what CERT is.”

Working together as instructors gives Brewer and Castleberry an activity to do together and a way for them to give back to the community.

“Being able to volunteer, being able to train and take care of yourself and others is the boost. You either have to learn how to do it or teach others, so that’s what we do,” Brewer said. “You have to do something to give back and I think everyone would tell you that’s why they’re in the band – that’s why they’re leaders because giving back, volunteering is the thing to do.”

Whether putting out a fire, providing first aid, preparing for a natural disaster, or demonstrating search and rescue, the CERT program teaches individuals that their knowledge can make a difference.

“Just before our last EOC (Emergency Operations Center) meeting, there was a motorcycle accident on Highway 51 North heading into town and one of the ladies who came to class was one of the first. She knew what to do and what not to do,” Brewer said.

He also talked about the time a motorcyclist had an accident with a truck, but a gentleman a few cars behind saw the accident, pulled over and knew what to do.

“He stuck his finger in this guy’s leg, pinched the femoral artery and saved him from dying – that’s why I do what I do,” Brewer said. “There are two things you can’t live without: air and blood, and you only have three minutes, so if you’re the first one there and you stop the bleeding, then there’s better chances (that person will survive). That should be enough for anyone to say, “I can do this”.

Brewer said sometimes students in the class will be overwhelmed with the exercise, especially if they make a major mistake.

“That’s where you screw up. That’s where you learn,” he said. is to identify what people can and cannot do – to help them with what they cannot do and to help them grow with what they can do.”

He said the most rewarding aspect of training is when a “light bulb” goes on in a student’s mind and they realize, “Hey, I can do this.”

“By using a fire extinguisher, you get people who have never even picked one up and then learn how to use one and why to use one; these are the moments,” he said. “Being aware, being able to take care of ourselves, our family, the neighborhood and the community, that can be everyone’s goal. If you only save one person, then you are doing well.


The husband and wife team will offer more CERT training

White House Infrastructure Webinars – National Governors Association

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On March 15, 2022, White House Infrastructure School hosted a webinar with speakers from the EPA’s Office of Water and the Department of Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM). EPA speakers discussed how the agency will administer IIJA funds over the next five years, including $11.7 billion for the state’s revolving fund program for water (SRF), $11.7 billion for SRF for clean water (wastewater and stormwater), $15 billion for replacing lead service lines and $10 billion for emerging contaminants. The NGA reviewed the EPA programs here.

Speakers from the Department of the Interior provided an overview of the Bureau of Land Management’s water funding programs that have received $8.3 billion from the IIJA to distribute over the next five years. Information on all BLM water programs can be found on the White House IIJA online guide.

BLM programs focus on expanding access to clean water, addressing the climate crisis, improving drought resilience, and advancing environmental justice for 17 states in the Western United States . They include: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming. Select programs are also available for Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.​​​​​​​

BLM plans to distribute $1.66 per year from 2022 to 2026, however, these funds are considered “non-year funds” that can be spent beyond a five-year window if needed. About two-thirds of the $8.3 billion in BLM program funds will be open to applications for public funding through Notices of Public Funding Opportunities, NOFO. A handful have already been released and are noted below. BLM will issue a steady stream of NOFOs in 2022 via grant.gov.

Where possible, IIJA funds will be disbursed through existing BLM programs, however, a few new programs have also been created such as the Restoration and protection of aquatic ecosystems Projects ($250 million); Multi-benefit projects to improve watershed health ($100 million); and Watershed management projects ($100 million). For new programs, BLM plans to develop criteria and accept public input before posting funding opportunity notices.

Program authorities and funding levels have increased significantly in some existing programs such as the Aging Infrastructure Account which received $3.2 billion from the IIJA to address the backlog of repair, rehabilitation and maintenance needs for rehabilitation infrastructure assets. Due to a significant increase in the level of funding, BLM plans to revise the application process and increase awareness among potential applicants. the Water and Groundwater Storage and Transport Program received $1.15 billion from the IIJA with expanded authority to fund Small water storage and groundwater storage projects which have a storage capacity between 2,000 and 30,000 acre-feet. the Water recycling program also received expanded authority and funding through the IIJA. It received $1 billion from the IIJA and new authority to fund large projects defined as projects with a total cost of $500 million or more.

In addition, two other existing programs have received funding from the IIJA. Water desalination projects received $250 million and the application process was open from January 14 to March 15, 2022. Water Smart Grants received $400 million for competitive grants for small projects that contribute to the sustainability of water supply, increase drought resilience and provide environmental benefits. There will be three separate funding opportunities estimated to open in March, April and May 2022. One is open now. Applications for WaterSMART Small-Scale Efficiency Projects must be submitted by April 28, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. MDT. Here is the NOFO link. Applicants are eligible for up to $100,000 and total project costs must be $225,000 or less. Eligible applicants include states, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, or any other organization with authority to distribute water or electricity in the western United States or territories. Click here to watch a recording of the BLM webinar on eligible applicants and types of projects, program requirements, and assessment criteria for this funding opportunity. To schedule a time to talk to the program coordinators, Click here.

Two IIJA-funded BLM water programs are not open to public applications: the Dam Safety Program and Rural Water Projects. Allocations for these programs are formulated internally for direct federal expenditures. Under the IIJA, the Dam Safety Program received $500 million to fund reclamation dam repairs that reduce risk to people, property and the environment. the Rural Water Program received $1 billion to fund seven rural water projects that were authorized by an act of Congress by July 1, 2021.


Delaware County Suicide Prevention Coalition offers documentaries and training – Mix 94.7 KMCH

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The Delaware County Suicide Prevention Coalition has a few upcoming events that may help if you or someone you know is struggling right now.

The coalition began last August with an effort to address mental health in Delaware County. Organizer Jessica Pape explains:

And she says they have made progress since then, holding several trainings.

Pape says the Delaware County Suicide Prevention Coalition will have a few more trainings coming up — including this Wednesday, April 20 at theStone Church from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., where they’ll talk about de-escalation.

Last night the coalition offered a free screening of a documentary called ‘My Ascension’ at the Castle Theater in Manchester – and Pape says they will have another free screening coming up this Saturday April 23 at 2pm.

If you want more information about the Delaware County Suicide Prevention Coalition, you can contact Jessica Pape at 920-9206 or check out their page on Facebook.

Scottish Maritime Museum launches 50 free online workshops for primary schools in Renfrewshire

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The Scottish Maritime Museum is offering 50 free online workshops for first Renfrewshire primary schools to get in touch.

The exciting new ‘Ship to Shore’ e-learning workshops, which focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) activities linked to the Scottish Maritime Museum’s most popular program of excellence, are suitable for all grades of primary school.

The “Ship to Shore” workshop includes two live links between the Museum’s educational team and the school, as well as a set of digital resources containing additional information, activities and challenges.

Schools can choose from topics and activities as fascinating and engaging as the lives of Puffer Boats, buoyancy and the “Eureka” moment of Archimedes, the design of the Titanic and sending Morse code messages “from social distancing. “To classmates!

During the second live link, activities also include an “unboxing” of artifacts from the Museum’s National Maritime Heritage collection.

Sarah Takhar, Head of Learning and Access at the Scottish Maritime Museum, explains:
“We are delighted to offer 50 free ‘Ship to Shore’ e-learning workshops to primary schools in Renfrewshire.

“We have a well-established educational program at the Museum and the online workshops provide a great opportunity for schools to enjoy and learn from some of our most popular workshops.

“Students of all ages can become curious, creative and inspired by our nationally recognized collection of maritime heritage and engineering, which is so well suited for STEM learning.”

The Scottish Maritime Museum is now accepting reservations on its website: www.scottishmaritimemuseum.org.

As funding for free places is a fixed amount and therefore offered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, schools are encouraged to contact us as soon as possible.

Jon Charles Pfau, hairstylist known for his ‘Blow Dry Bootcamps’, dies at 57

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Hairstylist Jon Charles Pfau was once the talk of the town for his Blow Dry Bootcamps, teaching women how to tame their locks into sleek, shiny style.

His namesake salons in Uptown and Wayzata have closed in recent years and he has partnered with boutique MartinPatrick3 and established Marty’s Barbershop in the North Loop.

On March 16, Pfau, 57, died of natural causes after a series of health issues, his wife said.

Jill Pfau, his wife of 33 years, described him as someone who had it all: a son and a daughter, two young grandchildren whom he adored, many protégés whose careers he nurtured and, as someone who loved women, a profession built on having fun around them.

“If you talk to someone who knew him, everyone loved him, everything about him,” she said. “He was the most caring and generous man I have ever met in my life.”

Many echoed his wife’s admiration on social media and other online tributes. A celebration of his life was held April 7 at the Medina Ballroom, where attendees were asked to feel free to wear a rock ‘n’ roll t-shirt, scarf or something orange in his honor.

The hairstylist was an innovative marketer, “colorful, effusive and always full of new ideas,” said Martin Keller, publicist for his salons.

Pfau offered a promotion during the 2008 financial crisis to reduce the price of a service by the same percentage lost in a client’s 401(k).

“It was an extremely successful campaign that he did,” Keller recalled. “He even did the evening news with Katie Couric.”

Pfau, of Plymouth, was born in South Dakota on July 20, 1964. His family moved to St. Cloud when he was a child.

After getting a great haircut during his teenage years, Pfau decided the beauty industry was the right career for him. He never looked back.

He was director of Rocco Altobelli salons for nine years, starting in 1984. Then Pfau launched Urban Retreat and ran it for eight years, after which he launched Schmitty men’s salons.

He even had a stint in corporate America from 2001 to 2006 as art director of Best Buy’s former Eq-Life brand, spa salons and products aimed at attracting female customers.

The first Jon Charles salon in Uptown opened in 2006. A Wayzata location followed in 2009. His “Euroshine Blowdry” was popular at salons, and he offered a faster one-hour cut and color service and a half to three to meet the needs of employed women.

As Uptown’s retail environment changed, Pfau sold the salon in 2018 and focused on the Wayzata location, his wife said.

Then came the pandemic shutdown. The Wayzata Lounge closed in 2020 after attempting to reopen at limited capacity to meet COVID-19 guidelines. The salon was unable to generate enough business to offset rent and other expenses as many regulars were also quarantined out of town or were too nervous about the virus to book services, said Jill Pfau.

Before the pandemic began, Pfau had fallen and suffered a serious shoulder injury, his wife said. He sometimes worked with longtime clients at Marty’s and then iced his shoulder at home, she said. He found that he was no longer able to comb his hair for hours.

She remembers that he was always delighted with the weekly visits from their young grandchildren as he thought about the future.

Pfau is survived by his wife; children Rochelle Hoff and Maxwell; two grandchildren, six brothers and three sisters.

Metro mayor gets £3.3m to expand Skills Bootcamps scheme

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Government money will enable a further 1,200 learners from the West of England to attend skills training camps at locations across the region.

The Skills Bootcamps will be free for learners and will offer flexible courses of up to 16 weeks for unemployed workers and those looking to change careers, as well as local employees looking to learn new skills.

They will give local people the opportunity to learn industry skills, including in areas such as digital marketing, construction, welding, green skills and driving heavy goods vehicles, and will be delivered by a training provider linked with companies offering guaranteed interviews and job offers. Opportunities.

The Combined Authority secured the funding increase following a successful bid to the government. It will support up to 1,220 people across the region from April 2022 to March 2023.

The Skills Bootcamps are part of Metro Mayor Dan Norris’ drive to equip residents of the West of England with essential skills to help them get into better paying jobs. He said: “I am delighted to get this funding to deliver more skills boot camps, which have been a great success, enabling more local people to learn the skills they need to access high-quality, well-paying jobs that meet the needs of employers.

“There is training for solar and thermal panel installers and renovation advisers, essential if we are to achieve our zero emissions ambitions, as well as courses for people who want to become truck drivers – so important to keep our shelves full – and welders. , plumbers and others. As Mayor of Metro, the Combined Authority that I lead is truly focused on improving people’s skills, and today’s announcement builds on our strong track record of delivering skills and is great news for the talented and hard-working residents of the West of England.

The Skills Bootcamps will be run by the West of England Combined Authority to ensure they target the specific skills needs of the region.

Minister for Learning and Skills, Alex Burghart, said: “Skills Bootcamps are a very effective way to quickly acquire skills in a range of in-demand sectors, including digital, construction and green transport.

“This increase in funding will help even more adults in the region take advantage of these free classes and embark on well-paying careers.”

This funding builds on the £2m recycling the West of England Combined Authority is already offering to equip more than 1,200 residents with valuable digital skills.

Digital skills bootcamps for everyone

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Digital Skills Bootcamps is a program to help individuals and businesses improve their digital capabilities and expand their future opportunities. This is very much in line with the mandate of the eSkills Malta Foundation to promote the acquisition, development and reskilling of digital skills.

The foundation is dedicated to helping people adapt, grow and thrive in revolutionary, modern workplaces in an ever-increasing world of remote working and reliance on digital technology. With this in mind, in 2019 it launched a new program to fund a new initiative: the Digital Skills Bootcamps.

The main objective of these bootcamps is to introduce young people to the joys of coding, to develop young people and adults interested in pursuing a career in coding and to improve the abilities and skills of teachers. Bootcamps also introduce teens, adults, and retirees to the development of technology, such as using the Internet to make their lives easier. In a nutshell, these digital bootcamps can apply to everyone, regardless of their professional situation.

eSkills Malta Foundation bootcamps are ideal for people who are already employed and want to develop and adapt their skills to their current position, as well as for those who are looking for a job and recognize that these additional skills will help them stand out from the crowd. crowd. .

The popularity of these funded digital skills bootcamps has grown year on year. This year, more than 15 training providers signed up to participate in this critical effort and became key players. More than 20 digital skills courses will be offered in 2022, ranging from creating ICT specialists to emerging technologies for citizens and developing teachers.

These digital skills bootcamps may be suitable for anyone who is working, self-employed, unemployed, or returning to work after a break, who wants to quickly improve their skills in a specific area, move quickly into a new role, or progress in their current job.

The digital skills bootcamps are completely free and will run from April to December 2022.

These digital skills bootcamps are completely free and will run from April to December

For more information, email [email protected], visit www.eskills.org.mt or follow this Facebook page.

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Small Business Center offers free webinars | Local News

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HICKORY – The Small Business Center (SBC) at Catawba Valley Community College will present two free webinars on Monday, April 11 to help small businesses find themselves on the internet.

The SBC will present “Secrets to Optimizing Your Search Engine Rankings” on April 11 from 12-1 p.m. Getting a website up and running is great, but getting customers to find your website on the internet is critical. This webinar provides attendees with search engine optimization strategies to improve visibility and drive traffic to their website by focusing on keywords, links, and URLs.

The SBC will present “Building Your Online Marketing Plan” on April 11 from 5-6:15 p.m. This webinar provides a framework and tactics for building a digital marketing plan, focusing on the five steps to winning on the web – getting found online, getting ranked on search engines, getting engagement through media social, get leads, and get smarter with online metrics.

Both of these programs will be presented as a webinar, allowing attendees to access the program from their computers and mobile devices. Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required and registered attendees will receive login information. To register or for more information, contact the CVCC Small Business Center at 828-327-7000, ext. 4117 or visit http://sbc.cvcc.edu to register online.

Peloton UK Studio launches Tread Bootcamps with Joslyn Thompson Rule

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And it’s now official. After a huge tease from Joslyn Thompson Rule over the weekend – Peloton announced that they would be launching Tread Bootcamps from their London studios – originally taught by Joslyn. Until now, Tread bootcamps were only taught from the New York studio.

Joslyn’s first Tread Bootcamp class will be on Sunday, April 10 at 6:30 a.m. ET.

First Class Tread Bootcamp for Joslyn Thompson Rule

She shared the news on Instagram this morning saying:


Pick up a dumbbell you say? You had me at hello!

This Sunday marks the first day I can teach my obsession, movement, on @onepeloton

We’ll hinge, crouch, push, pull, rotate and carry as we please – interspersed with a little grunt work on the IYKYK tread 👀

A little reminder of my philosophy:

1️⃣ Basics are never basic
2️⃣ Intensity comes in many forms
3️⃣ You work (recover) to play (train)

Movement education is where I come to life, let’s learn together 🥰

ps if the idea of ​​bootcamp scares you, i got you, used to scare me too – please refer to point 2 above.

Joslyn joins several other US studio instructors who teach (or have taught) Tread bootcamps: Adrian Williams, Andy Speer, Becs Gentry, Daniel McKenna, Jess Sims, Matty Maggiacomo, Olivia Amato, Rebecca Kennedy, Robin Arzon, Selena Samuela and Chase Tucker.

That’s not the only news from UK studios that we’re expecting. Sam Yo teased big things to come, and most of the other instructors shared photos from behind-the-scenes photo shoots.

There have been previous hints that we will also see Bike Bootcamps outside of UK studios.

Promotional image for Joslyn Thompson Rule teaching Tread Bootcamps.  Image credit Peloton.
Promotional image for Joslyn Thompson Rule teaching Tread Bootcamps. Image credit Peloton.

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NIOSH to Host Free Webinars on Preventing Hit Incidents During National Stand-Down | 2022-04-07

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Washington — The third annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-By Incidents — scheduled for April 11-15 — will feature four free webinars, including one in Spanish.

The event, scheduled in conjunction with National Work Zone Awareness Week, aims to raise awareness of collision hazards and how to prevent them. According to OSHA, the four most common collision hazards involve flying, falling, swinging or rolling objects. The webinars, hosted by NIOSH’s National Occupational Research Agenda Construction Sector Council, are (every hour Eastern):

NIOSH encourages employers to stop work during the break to give a safety briefing, perform equipment inspections and/or discuss common construction collision hazards. Discussions of training, hazards, methods of protection, and company safety policies and goals are also encouraged.

Downloadable resources related to work zone, lifting zone and heavy equipment safety are available online from CPWR – Center for Construction Research and Training. They include two webinars from last year’s event, as well as links to more than 25 toolkit discussions, infographics, data bulletins and blog posts.

NIOSH partners with OSHA, CPWR and the American Road and Transportation Builders Association for stand-down.

Boost your cybersecurity skills with these 8 Pittsburgh bootcamps and trainings

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Are you a software professional looking to hone new cybersecurity skills?

You’re not alone. Costs related to cybercrime reached a new high last year, resulting in an average total cost of $4.24 million, up significantly from an average of $3.86 million in 2020. This is only expected to grow, especially with the start remote work, which would cost companies $1.07 million more on average than security breaches where remote work was not a factor.

Whether your company has policies to prevent this or not, there are also reasons to be concerned about cybersecurity at the individual level. From identity theft to credit attacks, more than large corporations are being targeted these days.

Check out this roundup of local resources aimed at preparing you for what should be an even greatest year of cyberattacks. There’s something for you, whether you need basic skills or you’re a professional looking for professional development to advance your career.

Did we miss something? Email [email protected] and we’ll consider adding it to the list.

As part of a cybersecurity-themed month in 2020, the Forest Hill-based company New Horizons Computer Learning Center has released a number of free webinars and resources on how users can protect themselves and their business from attacks. All of these are still available on the center’s website, in addition to several affordable information security certifications suitable for a wide range of experience levels, from end users to cybersecurity professionals with more than five years of experience. ‘experience. Whether you’re looking to hone your personal security skills or better prepare your business infrastructure for attacks, this local learning and training center has a resource for you.

This bootcamp outside the University of Pittsburgh Professional Institute at the School of Computing and Information offers a micro-degree through the university in cybersecurity. The two-part course (plus prerequisites) will teach students to think like a hacker and identify vulnerabilities through simulations of penetration attacks. No coding or programming experience is required to join the bootcamp, although the first part of understanding vulnerabilities and exploits is a prerequisite for the second part of penetration testing. Although this bootcamp promises to give you skills highly relevant among cybersecurity attacks rampant in today’s world, it comes with a tuition price of $5,500.

This downtown Pittsburgh accounting firm updates its website often with cybersecurity resources ranging from white papers to case studies to the firm’s own thoughts on what it takes to research. While it may come as a surprise that a tax-focused company offers such resources, Schneider Downs is actually one of the places to find the most comprehensive free information on protecting against cybersecurity threats. There’s plenty to browse, including an archive of the company’s thoughts on various cybersecurity tactics and theories, so be sure to check out this resource if you have a clear idea of ​​what you want to work on.

Aimed at end users, this Pennsylvania state government cybersecurity guide features advice on preventing identity theft, choosing strong passwords, securing mobile devices and more with a mix of videos, written instructions and links to resources. It contains advice on how parents can maintain cybersecurity for the whole family as computers and mobile devices become more common for children from a young age, as well as advice on how to protect your work from the home environment.

Offered in partnership with the New Horizons Computer Learning Center, this certificate through Penn State’s Beaver County campus offers a number of cybersecurity training courses, with a wide range of prices. From a four-hour online course that illustrates the number of cybersecurity threats today to a 40-hour series aimed at preparing students for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam, there’s something for every skill level. experience. Although the price of some programs is a bit high, you will come away with new certified cybersecurity skills for your resume.

This little guide to Carnegie Mellon University Information Security Office describes a variety of security awareness resources, including password tips, phishing scam prevention, safe web browsing tips, public internet safety and more. Although some of the university’s resources are restricted to students and faculty, many of the tips in this guide are free and open to the public. There’s even a glossary for newcomers to the world of cybersecurity who want to learn more.

CMU CyLab Security and Privacy Institute focuses on research and education aimed at developing the talents and expertise of the next generation of security and privacy professionals. As part of this mission, CyLab offers a number of events and webinars, many of which have been posted on the institute’s YouTube channel. From faculty research highlights to full seminar videos, CyLab’s YouTube channel is a great place for cybersecurity experts to learn about what’s new in the field today.

This Connellsville-based office equipment and computer consulting firm offers one of the most comprehensive free guides for cybersecurity newbies. The guide, which is a downloadable ebook, offers business owners advice on the basics of common cybersecurity attacks, how hackers specifically target small businesses, and how to secure your business systems against these threats. If you’re not sure where to start your own cybersecurity training, this primer may be a good place to start.


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Upcoming Webinars with InfoTrack | Today’s carrier

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12 April – Property Report and Enviros – how to streamline your processes

InfoTrack and Groundsure join forces to give Transfer Agents the opportunity to understand the benefits of Ownership Reporting and learn how Avista, one of the most comprehensive environmental reports available, uses data to inform reporting .

During this 45-minute webinar, Andrew Crawshaw, Senior Account Manager at Groundsure, will explore the unique features and benefits that Avista offers, including 10 searches in a single report, and discuss how this data is included in the InfoTrack property report.

Andrew will be joined by Tom Kerwin, Head of Account Management at InfoTrack, who will demonstrate Property Report and highlight the benefits for property practitioners of using Property Report in conjunction with Avista to improve compliance and save time. time and money.

Reserve your spot today: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/6916492532076/WN_s0MxeJVGRvibshkWZbq6GQ

April 19 – AML Compliance and Understanding Safe Harbor with Digital Customer Onboarding

Money laundering risks remain a constant threat to law firms, with identity fraud being of particular concern to real estate practitioners. As more businesses onboard their customers digitally, the importance of understanding your due diligence obligations increases. To improve your compliance measures, learn how Safe Harbor provides increased protection for businesses.

During this 45-minute webinar, Amy Bell, Director at TEAL Compliance, will cover:

  • How to apply the latest AML guidelines to your business and what to do if your current processes differ from the guidelines
  • An overview of InfoTrack’s online AML checks and searches to ensure enterprise-wide due diligence and compliance
  • An understanding of what Safe Harbor is and how electronic verification searches support a compliant digital ID journey

Amy will be joined by Mimi Oladapo, Senior eCOS Product Specialist at InfoTrack, who will present a short demo of eCOS, InfoTrack’s electronic customer onboarding solution.

Reserve your spot today. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1516492532420/WN_-eoVfjB3SPO-OV0NUMNlyQ

April 26 – Accelerate customer onboarding through integration with InfoTrack and the Perfect Portal app

Effective integration can help businesses save time, increase productivity, and improve customer experience.

eCOS, InfoTrack’s award-winning electronic customer onboarding solution, seamlessly integrates with Perfect Portal to digitize the entire customer onboarding journey and streamline the processes needed to onboard a new customer .

In this 45-minute webinar, learn how these two market-leading technologies accelerate feedback by accessing eCOS through an easy-to-use mobile app that’s fully customized for your business.

We’ll be joined by leading law firm Gowen & Stevens to hear first-hand how their firm has benefited from adopting digital onboarding and the mobile app, and how they’ve reduced lead times. integration from a few weeks to a few days.

Reserve your spot today. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8516492532809/WN_w4PWhczxSpW1UmA9IceXxg

May 3 – Property Report: where quality and compliance meet

In the fast-paced world of conveyancing, we understand that compliance and risk mitigation have never been more important. We know that writing your title report can take time, to analyze the data and gather essential information. Harnessing the power of technology with hyper-automation, InfoTrack’s Property Report lets you create a standardized title report in as little as 15 minutes.

In this 30-minute webinar, Content Specialist Liz Campbell will demonstrate how InfoTrack’s award-winning Title Solution Report can help you and your business understand and comply with your responsibilities in the following ways:

  • Adherence to SRA Principles
  • Law Society Best Practices and Transfer of Ownership Protocol
  • Navigate high-risk litigation areas

Book today to secure your place. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/9016491680864/WN_RixqZh2kQluQrTkWrYXDug

May 10 – Mining in Cities: Birmingham

InfoTrack and Groundsure are traveling to several parts of the UK to discuss the importance of investigating mining and ground stability risks in less understood areas.

Historic mines are still affecting today’s real estate market nationwide, with an estimated 8 million properties potentially affected. Non-coal mining and ground instability have been underreported for decades with little to offer in terms of research. This changes with the Law Society’s guidelines specifically stating that these risks, in addition to coal, must be considered in every transaction.

In this 45-minute webinar, Tom Harvey-James, Mining Consultant at Groundsure, explores mining and natural ground hazards in Birmingham. Topics covered in this session include:

  • Types of mining undertaken
  • Types of minerals found in the region
  • Why Mining and Ground Stability Risks Should Be Investigated
  • City Focused Case Study
  • Appropriate reports and next steps if actions are reported
  • Most suitable product to choose and why

Reserve your spot today. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2216492533515/WN_PSHvXu-uSB6YJzF8Dw_r4w

May 12 – Essential cybersecurity update with LMS – everything you need to know to stay safe

InfoTrack is joined by LMS, the UK’s leading provider of conveyancing panel management services, to undertake a review of the cybersecurity landscape in 2021 and into 2022.

During this 45-minute webinar, Mike Hughes, Chief Technology Officer at LMS, will cover topics such as:

  • What the cybersecurity landscape looked like in 2021 and into 2022, focusing on what we know happened, what was avoided, and what was new
  • The LMS information security journey, including how we’ve adapted, what we’ve learned, what lenders have asked for, and how you can protect your customers
  • How LMS can help and how using technologies such as MODS, Case Export API, Secure Link and Confirm not only create efficiency but reduce risk
  • Unrecognized cyber challenges
  • The basic do’s and don’ts you need to know to stay computer safe.

To find out more, reserve your place today. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2316492533873/WN_HSyd7a4NQ-uW4IGN9IwMOQ

June 7 – Mining in Cities: Leeds

InfoTrack and Groundsure are traveling to several parts of the UK to discuss the importance of investigating mining and ground stability risks in less understood areas.

Historic mines still affect today’s real estate market nationwide, with approximately eight million properties potentially affected. Non-coal mining and ground instability have been underreported for decades with little to offer in terms of research. This changes with the Law Society’s guidelines specifically stating that these risks, in addition to coal, must be considered in every transaction.

In this 45-minute webinar, Tom Harvey-James, Mining Consultant at Groundsure, explores mining and natural ground hazards in Leeds. Topics covered in this session include:

  • Types of mining undertaken
  • Types of minerals found in the region
  • Why Mining and Ground Stability Risks Should Be Investigated
  • City Focused Case Study
  • Appropriate reports and next steps if actions are reported
  • Most suitable product to choose and why

Reserve your spot today. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7416492534350/WN_4uk_2wunQb6DODkYdiUh6Q

July 5 – Mining in Cities: Liverpool

InfoTrack and Groundsure are traveling to several parts of the UK to discuss the importance of investigating mining and ground stability risks in less understood areas.

Historic mines are still affecting today’s real estate market nationwide, with approximately eight million properties potentially affected. Non-coal mining and ground instability have been underreported for decades with little to offer in terms of research. This changes with the Law Society’s guidelines specifically stating that these risks, in addition to coal, must be considered in every transaction.

In this 45-minute webinar, Tom Harvey-James, Mining Consultant at Groundsure, explores mining and natural ground hazards in Liverpool. Topics covered in this session include:

  • Types of mining undertaken
  • Types of minerals found in the region
  • Why Mining and Ground Stability Risks Should Be Investigated
  • City Focused Case Study
  • Appropriate reports and next steps if actions are reported
  • Most suitable product to choose and why

Reserve your spot today. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1716492534652/WN_lbMdrXn7Sl6jm_Js9mfMGA

This article has been submitted for publication by InfoTrack as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Conveyancer. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and not those of Today’s Conveyancer.

The Best Data Science Bootcamps for 2022

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Data science represents one of the fastest growing and highest paying fields in the tech industry, and for good reason. Every year, the demand for skilled professionals who can make sense of data and extract insights grows, which isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

Employment of computer and information researchers is expected to grow 22% between 2020 and 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to figures from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

It’s a rewarding profession in many ways, not just for its high pay, but it can be overwhelming to know how to get started, especially given the large number of courses and boot camps that aim to equip new entrants with all the skills they need. need to flourish.

To give you an idea, we’ve selected a handful of data science boot camps in the US and UK to give you an idea of ​​what to expect, with each entry based on their community reviews, their flexibility or their Content.

Springboard training on data science

Price: $9,900

Course link: Sprintboard Data Science Bootcamp

This boot camp offers career support and a job guarantee within six months of graduation, or your money back.

Costing $9,900, this online course offers students the opportunity to learn to program in Python, follow coding best practices, and start using an ecosystem of powerful Python-based tools. There is also a topic on data management, working with different file formats, from plain text to CSV to JSON.

Students will also master the basics of inferential statistics and parameter estimation, use hypothesis testing to determine if a phenomenon is statistically significant, and learn how correlation and regression can help identify useful features.

Part of the course teaches machine learning, using scikit-learn to implement supervised and unsupervised algorithms, as well as the best ML techniques: linear and logistic regression, naive Bayes classifiers, support vector machines, decision trees and clustering.

Students can also learn to be a good citizen of the codebase, with an emphasis on writing better code, testing and debugging, and using production systems.

Flatiron School

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Price: $16,900 – with a $500 deposit

Course link: Flatiron School

This organization offers boot camps that take place online, in Colorado Springs, Denver, and New York. There are four phases in the course and a final data science project. The duration of the courses varies from 15 to 40 weeks.

The lesson teaches basic Python programming, how to use Jupyter Notebooks, and also learns about popular Python libraries used in data science. Students will also learn about data structures, relational databases, ways to retrieve data, and SQL fundamentals for querying data in structured databases.

The second phase allows students to learn the fundamentals of probability theory, such as combinations and permutations, as well as statistical distributions and creating samples.

In the final project, students work individually to create a large-scale data science and machine learning project. This final project provides an in-depth opportunity for students to demonstrate their learning achievements and get a sense of what working on a large-scale data science project is really like.

A particular highlight of the course is 180 days of 1:1 support with a dedicated career coach, which is intended to help students personalize their job search, ask interview questions, and build a personal brand.

WeCloudData

A screenshot of a course homepage hosted by WeCloudData

Price: $12,500

Course link: Data Science Course WeCloudData

This course offers full-time and part-time data science courses in Toronto, Canada and is also available online. The course offers either a full-time 12-week immersive Data Science Bootcamp or part-time courses in Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Python for Data Science, and more.

The full-time course teaches the most essential skills required to land a job and gives students the opportunity to build their portfolio of projects. It includes three and a half months of immersive learning, an additional three months of portfolio building support, as well as six months of post-graduation employment support.

The part-time course includes six months of part-time learning, plus six months of employment support after graduation. This course costs $8,000 (USD).

In both boot camps, students learn to apply SQL and Python to solve data problems. By the end of the boot camp, students will become an intermediate level SQL and Python coder.

Data Science Boot Camps in the UK

University of Northumbria, Newcastle

A building with the Northumbria University logo displayed, partially obscured by trees

Price: Free / $1,200 – depending on circumstances

Course link: Northumbria University Skills Bootcamp

This Skills Bootcamp teaches techniques for working with data to create insights that can support strategic business decisions. Course delegates will learn how to gather data from different sources – both internal and external – and perform analyzes that provide essential insights to improve performance.

This 16-week online course is primarily aimed at employers looking to upskill their existing workforce, as well as independent learners looking to improve their skills and earning potential.

It offers pre-recorded sessions that you can access when it’s convenient for you, as well as pre-arranged live sessions and offline support.

Delivered as part of the Institute of Coding, the government’s initiative to embed digital skills in UK businesses, the courses are funded by the Department of Education. They are therefore free for anyone who has been unemployed for the past 12 months, and £1,200/employee for businesses (a 70% reduction).

Cambridge Spark

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Award: Funded by UK Apprenticeship Levy

Course link: Cambridge Spark

This company runs a 14-month data science boot camp that examines data science and AI.

Students are supported by a data mentor, personal coach and Cambridge Spark faculty to learn cutting-edge skills and apply them in the workplace. For employees in England, the program is funded by the Apprenticeship tax in the UK.

Students can learn to identify and design data-driven AI solutions to seize business opportunities, automate and optimize business processes through data science, and gain the confidence to deliver the kind of technical authority and information that matches their business objectives.

The core curriculum provides learners with everything they need in a data science role and to meet all the requirements set out in the level 7 data science learning framework.

There are also elective specialist paths that offer learners the opportunity to stretch and specialize in new technical areas, such as software engineering practices for data scientists, software testing for data science data and machine learning in production, to name a few.

Data Science Bootcamp, London

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Price: £10,500 / £833 over 12 months

Course link: Data science training

Students begin this course by developing critical skills in data analysis, business intelligence, and visualization. There is also time spent working with relational database management software (MySQL) to model, structure and manipulate the data for analysis.

A following unit helps develop basic programming skills and leverage data science tools to perform complex data analysis. There are also lessons on how to collect data from the web, complete data processing, and use code to perform analysis, create visualizations, and present information to key stakeholders.

There is also an opportunity to learn about machine learning techniques and explore a variety of techniques and algorithms used within this subset of data science. This includes study of a variety of industry tools used to create machine learning models and an opportunity to gain hands-on experience applying machine learning concepts.

The course is delivered in several locations around the world, including one in Shoreditch in central London.

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Even though we’ve already seen extreme weather this year in Wisconsin, there’s still plenty of time to prepare for what’s to come.

And as a meteorologist Jesse Gunkel mentioned in his blog regarding the (CoCoRaHS) and SKYWARN programs, you can also help the National Weather Service during inclement season.


What do you want to know

  • There will be a mix of virtual and in-person trainings
  • Five NWS offices provide training throughout Wisconsin
  • Observer training lasts until early May

Wisconsin Storm Spotter Training

In case you didn’t know, National Weather Service offices across the country hold regular training sessions for storm spotters. During the training, meteorologists in your area will explain how you can provide vital storm information during a severe weather event.

Here is a list of storm watcher trainings across the state that you can attend both virtually and in person this year:

NWS Duluth

Facebook: @NWSDuluth

Twitter: @NWSDuluth

You can find more information and register for a training session (only required for virtual sessions) here.

NWS Green Bay

Facebook: @NWSGreenBay

Twitter: @NWSGreenBay

You can find more information and register for a training session (only required for virtual sessions) here.

NWS La Crosse

Facebook: @NWSLaCrosse

Twitter: @NWSLaCrosse

You can find more information and register for a training session (only required for virtual sessions) here.

NWS Milwaukee

Facebook: @NWSMilwaukee

Twitter: @NWSMilwaukee

You can find more information and register for a training session (only required for virtual sessions) here.

NWS Twin Towns

Facebook: @NWSTwinCities

Twitter: @NWSTwinCities

You can find more information and register for a training session (only required for virtual sessions) here.

Free Webinars Show How to “Recycle Properly” – Union County, New Jersey

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Union County, NJ – April 1, 2022 – Union County residents who want to learn more about local recycling rules can attend two free webinars presented by the Union County Office of Recycling and Planning in April.

“A lot of our residents want to do the right thing and recycle whatever they can. It’s important to know which items can go in the recycling bin and which should go in the regular household trash,” Union County Commissioner Chairperson Rebecca Williams said.

The free Recycle Right webinars are:

Tuesday, April 5, 6:30 p.m.: This presentation will be hosted by Union County Consortium Libraries. The Zoom link is available at us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register.

Monday, April 11, 7:00 p.m.: This presentation will be hosted by Clark Public Library in April. The registration link is available at https://clarkpl.librarycalendar.com.

Schools and community organizations can schedule a presentation by contacting Heather Miara at the Office of Recycling and Planning, [email protected].

For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccination, free testing, emergency food distribution, and other emergency services. support, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available from the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

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For all Union County programs and services, visit ucnj.org, call the public information line at 877-424-1234, email [email protected], or use the online contact form .

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Seattle promised to demilitarize police, but rejected legislation to end training in Israel following ADL lobbying – Mondoweiss

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In June 2020, at the height of nationwide protests against the police following the murder of George Floyd, two of the top brass of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) delivered a sober and somber assessment. joint trainings they have organized since 2004 between American and Israeli police forces. In a memo to ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt that was leaked to the press, ADL Senior Vice President George Selim and ADL Vice President for Law Enforcement and analysis, Greg Ehrie, acknowledged that these trainings are extremely expensive, may have led to militarization of American police, and have increased resentment toward the police among politicized communities and communities of color in the United States.

Indeed, earlier that same summer, the Minnesota State Patrol requested a ‘mine resistant vehicle’ to engage in what they described as ‘deployment’, not police work, in Minneapolis. . Faced with throngs of unarmed civilian protesters, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety expressed the need for an increased law enforcement presence to deal with what they saw as “urban warfare” in Minneapolis. – using a military term usually reserved for combat against a foreign enemy, not the citizen police are meant to serve and protect.

Specifically, Selim and Ehrie write that “in light of the very real police brutality at the hands of militarized police forces in the United States, we need to ask ourselves some tough questions, as if we are contributing to the problem. In other words, we must ask ourselves why it is necessary that American police, enforcing American laws, need [sic] meet members of the Israeli army. We need to ask ourselves if, coming home, those we train are more likely to use force. They considered the pros and cons of a number of options, namely ending trading, continuing trading, reforming trading, pausing and reflecting on trading, before making the recommendation that trading , being costly, controversial, counterproductive, and likely to aggravate an already serious situation, should be terminated.

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I live just outside of Seattle, a city with a notoriously racist police force, which has been under a federal consent decree to right a well-documented pattern of unwarranted excessive force and policing racist since 2012. Yet over the past decade, the Seattle Police Department has sent numerous officers on training trips to Israel, including former police chief Carmen Best and former deputy police chief Nick Metz.

Two years ago, a coalition of 55 local grassroots organizations introduced legislation to end such trips, which would have been in line with Seattle City Council members signing a letter urging the police department of Seattle to demilitarize and redirect funds from the police budget. to community programs. While meeting with local activists ahead of the vote, council members described the ADL-organized trips to Israel as “wine and dine” social events. The leaked ADL memo, listing the impact of those trips, clearly belies the Seattle City Council members’ rejection of their nature.

End Deadly Exchange Seattle protest over leaked ADL memo about US police training in Israel.
End Deadly Exchange Seattle protest over leaked ADL memo about US police training in Israel.

In fact, the ADL was not only providing this training to the police, but also lobbying the Seattle City Council against ending the program.

“The leaked memo makes it clear that before lobbying against our legislation, the ADL questioned the substance and impact of these trainings while misleading Seattle City Council members to understand them. as benign,” Abby Brook, an activist with End the Deadly Exchange Seattle, told me. “We saw this happen when, in private meetings, Council member Andrew Lewis replicated the ADL’s talking point that these trips are simply wine and dine events. During the council’s full vote on our legislation, he acknowledged that four of the six past formations were listed as “tactical formations”, but still voted against the legislation, saying “we don’t really know the substance of these formations.

End the Deadly Exchange Seattle activist Aisha Mansour agrees and says, “After the Seattle City Council publicly vowed to demilitarize the Seattle Police Department, it was disheartening to see several council members jump to through hoops to justify voting against legislation that would prevent the SPD from training with countries that had been found guilty of the most gross human rights abuses.

Mansour continues:

“We knew Israel advocacy groups like the ADL had to lobby against our legislation, there was no other logical explanation for why the Seattle City Council would want our police trained by rights abusers of man.

“During the vote of the full council on September 20, 2021, it was very clear when the council member [Alex] Pedersen has openly stated that he has met with the ADL and is voting against our legislation, calling it a “time-consuming distraction from pressing matters.”

When approached about the leaked memo by reporters Alex Kane and Sam Levin, Selim downplayed its contents, saying it was only a draft and stating that the recommendation to end exchanges, as indicated in the memorandum, had not been advanced. Instead, Selim told Levin and Kane, the ADL intends to continue the program “with updated curriculum and content to increase the value and impact of this type of engagement. of law enforcement.”

Although it was indeed only a “draft”, the leaked memo confirms one thing: the ADL is fully aware that the joint trainings it facilitates between US police forces and Israeli veterans are counter-productive, unpopular among communities victimized by law enforcement violence. , and can lead to the hypermilitarization of American police. This hypermilitarization, as we all too often witness across the country, is having a disproportionate impact on communities of color. The ADL’s decision, however, and in full awareness of the racism and brutality of American police forces everywhere – and certainly in Seattle – is to continue its alliance with the police. This goes against their stated mission to fight discrimination and hate crimes and ensure justice for all. And the Seattle City Council’s failure to respond to its own local constituency, ending police force “wine and dine” trips to a country that the world’s most respected human rights organizations determined to be engaging in apartheid and crimes of persecution, is beyond shame.

Ultimately, in the leaked memo itself, as well as in their response to that memo, the ADL itself gave us the answer to the question “Which side is the ADL on?” This answer is “the racist police”. Unfortunately, this is also the side that the Seattle City Council and all the cities that engage in these exchanges have chosen.

Anyone interested in learning more about these deadly exchanges can attend a webinar on April 8, titled “The ADL is NOT a Civil Rights Organization,” in which key organizers from the Drop The ADL campaign will outline the many ways the ADL has hurt communities of color, gay people, immigrants, Muslims, Arabs and other marginalized groups, aligning itself with police and other perpetrators of state violence.

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USTA Florida Expands Community Coach Program; More online courses and modules now available

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The USTA Florida today announced the expanded launch of its Community Coaching Program, where Florida’s public parks can partner to provide training, mentorship and employment to diverse new tennis coaches. The Community Coach program was successfully piloted in fall 2021 in seven locations across the state. The program has expanded to include more industry partners, additional locations and now includes online modules for youth, adult and team coaching.

“We have heard loud and clear that there is a severe shortage of tennis coaches in virtually every area of ​​tennis,” said USTA Florida President Dana Andrews. “This program leverages partnerships across our tennis ecosystem to welcome new coaches and give them the training and experience needed to deliver community programs at facilities across the state.”

Engaging new and diverse coaches has been a strategic priority for USTA Florida for several years now, and the organization fully recognizes the need to try different approaches in order to grow beyond the existing delivery system. The Community Coach program was piloted by members of the USTA Florida Board of Directors who are themselves certified tennis professionals and tennis directors at several public tennis centers across the state.

“We are building the agricultural system for tennis coaching in Florida,” President-Elect Phil Girardi said. “We need a bigger base of entry-level coaches in order to bring in more certified tennis professionals. Currently, we do not have a sufficient pool of new coaches.

The Community Coaches program is open to high school students, community residents, tennis players, and others who are passionate about coaching community tennis. The education effort includes one or two days of training followed by up to ten weeks of paid mentorship in the field and experience in the facility. Hours spent practicing and on court will be shared with the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) for potential training credits.

The USTA Florida is the administrator of this program. The organization provides planning, project management and marketing support to the program, ensuring that all coaches are Safe Play approved and receive all the resources available to them. Additionally, all USTA Florida-operated facilities offer training directly. The USPTA Florida has joined the program to help provide training and engage in mentorship of new coaches through its regional representatives.

“Establishments are asking for this training because they have vacancies. We basically function as a connector bringing potential coaches into these jobs and providing the training necessary to perform in the position,” said Danielle Gooding, Director of Community Tennis at USTA Florida. “As a chapter, we are focused on growing programs, however, you can’t grow programs without enough people to run them. The service we provide now is a win-win for everyone.

The USTA Florida has also partnered with Racquet Sports U, an online education platform created by Jorge Capestany and supported by a number of tennis industry leaders. Capestany, who is a professional master with both the USPTA and the PTR, is widely considered a leader in line tennis drills. For this program, he created a Florida-specific dashboard that provides resources for teaching adult beginners, tennis camps, and college and high school teams.

“We live in a digital world. By adding online training modules tailored to the needs of these new coaches, we are able to make coaching more accessible and available to everyone who enters the Community Coaching Program,” said Chuck Gill, CEO of USTA Florida.

For more information on the USTA Florida Community Coach program and to register, please visit www.USTAFlorida.com/CommunityCoach.

College Consensus Releases Consensus Ranking of Top 50 Coding Bootcamps for 2022

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HILLSBOROUGH, North Carolina, March 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — college consensusa unique college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, has released its ranking of 50 Best Coding Bootcamps for 2022.

“The popularity and expansion of coding bootcamps has exploded in recent years,” says the founder Jeremy Alder

For budding and professional computer programmers, coding bootcamps offer an incredible opportunity to receive immersive and intensive training in computer languages, technologies, and programs.

Enrollment rates for coding bootcamps have increased tenfold in recent years, and it’s no surprise. Bootcamps compare competitively to bachelor’s degrees, take significantly less time to complete, and offer high placement rates, an attractive incentive for any programmer.

“In the fraction of the time it takes to graduate — and a fraction of the cost — boot camp students can be on the path to earning big income while avoiding big student loans,” says the editor. in Chief of College Consensus. Carrie Sealey Morris.

To calculate the 50 best coding bootcamps for 2022, College Consensus editors polled several trusted coding bootcamp review sites to create individual consensus scores for each program. These programs were then ranked from highest to lowest consensus score.

Top 10 Best Coding Bootcamps for 2022 are:

  1. learning rocket
  2. Code platoon
  3. Yellow tail!
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FBI plans hate crime safety training for religious communities

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In recent months, there has been a pattern of vandalism and attacks targeting religious communities throughout western Washington, including smashed windows at several Catholic churches, fires at the Islamic Center of Tacoma, and an explosive device set off in a mosque in Olympia.

In early March, someone deliberately rammed a car into a prayer room at an Islamic community center in Burien.

These are troubling times for religious communities in Western Washington.

Now, the FBI’s field office in Seattle offers extensive security training. Supervisory Special Agent Ryan Bruett is the FBI’s Statewide Hate Crimes and Civil Rights Program Coordinator in Washington. He spoke to KUOW’s Kim Malcolm about the effort.

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Agent Ryan Bruet: As you said, some recent events here in the greater Puget Sound area have occurred. And then also, the incident that was highly publicized in Texas, at Congregation Beth Israel, where the rabbi credited the training he received from the FBI and local law enforcement to help solve this incident. This has really caused many local places of worship here, both in the Jewish community and other faiths, to contact the FBI and their local law enforcement to request similar trainings.

Kim Malcolm: What specifically are people going to hear about in these trainings?

Over the four sessions in this series, we will cover what is a hate crime and what is hate speech? We will have a session on counter-terrorism, which includes domestic terrorism and international terrorism. We’ll also have a session on what to do to keep yourself and others safe if, God forbid, you’re in a facility and someone shoots. And we will talk about the protection of facilities. What can organizations do to strengthen their goals, protect their facilities and better train their staff?

Is there anything else to say than to install more lighting outside?

Absolutely. Our first session will be hosted by CISA. This is the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency within the Department of Homeland Security. They do a fantastic job. They have local Protective Security Advisors in our area who can visit facilities, conduct site surveys and suggest ways to improve security and train ushers to keep people safe and identify flags red.

What kinds of red flags would people be looking for?

There is a long list. This includes things from how people are dressed. If they wear big, bulky overcoats in the summer, they may be hiding weapons or explosives. CISA does a great job. The people who work in these facilities and places of worship know what to expect and what people are generally like. They are in the best position to recognize these deviations from the norm. There are all kinds of things to look for, in terms of people’s behavior.

We have seen a national increase in reported hate crimes over the past five years. How would you interpret this increase in reported numbers?

We are aware of statistics and tracking and concerned about the growing numbers you quoted. The other side of the coin is that we recognize that hate crimes are traditionally under-reported crimes. We are concerned that crimes may occur where people have experienced or witnessed incidents of hate crimes and, for various reasons, have not reported them to law enforcement.

One of the reasons we hold awareness events like this is to teach people how important this is to us as law enforcement and to encourage reporting. We’d like to think that some of these proactive efforts have encouraged some people who otherwise might not have reported to do so. In this sense, more reports are a good thing.

What would you say to religious and minority communities on how to adapt to this time and protect themselves?

When you see something that concerns you, report it. Report it to the FBI. Report it to your local police. These incidents that do occur may not be considered hate crimes in the eyes of the law. We do not expect the community to understand what may or may not be a hate crime. If in doubt, report it and let law enforcement do their job of assessing and responding.

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Ismaily players boycott training in protest over payment delays – Egyptian Football

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“Out of respect for the fans of the club and to clarify the situation inside the club, we would like to confirm that the financial payments have been delayed for several months. Despite this, we have chosen to remain silent as we appreciate the difficult situation of the club in the league,” the Ismaily players said in a joint statement.

The Suez Canal team, considered one of the most prestigious football clubs in the country, has suffered since the start of the season; sitting at the bottom of the league table with just eight points from 13 matches after a run of poor results.

The Dervishes have won just one league game, lost in seven and held a draw in the remaining five games.

“After several broken promises from club officials to resolve the issue, we had no choice but to [to issue this statement] to clarify the situation,” added the statement from the players.

The players’ statement came just hours after the club announced on Sunday that the players had already received 25% of the value of their contracts since the election of the current board. The club added that they had decided to withhold the remaining dues due to the poor results.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

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29 LDPs in Benguet complete livelihood trainings – Manila Bulletin

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29 LDPs in Benguet complete their livelihood trainings

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Twenty-nine Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) at Benguet Provincial Jail have been trained in livelihood skills in bread and pastry making with the help of the Education Authority Technical and Skills Development (TESDA)-Cordillera and in coordination with the provincial government of Benguet.

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Jimmicio Daoaten, Provincial Director of Benguet-TESDA, said trainees are preparing to obtain Certificates of Competence (COC) in Bread and Pastry Production NC II: Bread Making, Pastry and Pastry.

These trainees successfully completed the training course and were duly recognized recently during the graduation rites honored by Governor Melchor Diclas, Municipal Mayor Romeo Salda and Jirah Sidayao, a representative from the office of Congressman Eric Go Yap. .

Daoaten praised the graduates for their diligence in completing the training and urged them to continue learning despite their incarceration.

“Life has a lot to offer. Just because you’re detained doesn’t mean your life ends here,” Daoaten said. “We have different experiences and stories to tell, but don’t let that experience and challenges keep you from achieving your goals in life.”

“It’s temporary, you won’t last here in prison. It’s part of our life that we make mistakes, but use them as inspiration. TESDA and the government want you to have a vision for a better life and future,” Daoaten added.

The interns expressed their gratitude to TESDA for the opportunity to learn valuable skills that they can apply when they return to the community.

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Alcohol Safety RAMP Trainings To Be Held In Ebensburg | News

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EBENSBURG, Pa. – The Cambria County Drug and Alcohol Program will host a free Responsible Alcohol Management Program (RAMP) server/vendor training in conjunction with The Learning Lamp to help organizations serve as safe alcohol.

The trainings will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on April 4 and June 13 at the Youth Community Center, 300 rue Prave, Ebensburg. They will be led by a RAMP trainer approved by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

RAMP server/vendor training ensures staff and volunteers know how to serve alcohol safely by recognizing signs of intoxication and ensuring patrons are 21 years of age or older.

“We are thrilled to provide access to this free training to members of the Cambria County community,” said Fred Oliveros, Drug & Alcohol Program Administrator. “The training provides individuals with the opportunity to ask questions and receive advice about situations they may encounter when serving alcohol to the public.”

For Special Occasion Permit holders or Day Permit holders, RAMP certification is not required, but is strongly encouraged to help reduce potential issues associated with serving alcohol. Certification can better protect organizations from liability, as well as provide potential insurance reductions and reduce alcohol-related hazards in the community.

The number of places is limited to 40 participants for each training. Registration is required and available online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/RAMP4-4-22.

For more information, contact Prevention Coordinator Elizabeth ElBayly at 814-262-0732, ext. 287, or [email protected]

Katie Smolen is a reporter for the Tribune-Democrat. Follow her on Twitter @KSmolen1230.

Kenilorea worries about separate police formations

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Chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee and Opposition MP, Hon Peter Kenilorea Jnr, said the government should be concerned that our police have been trained by two different security partners.

Speaking to the media recently, Hon. Kenilorea said the government should be concerned that a group of police officers are currently being trained in Australia while another group is being trained by PRC police in Honiara .

“We must not allow ourselves to be a playground for geopolitics and national security,” he said.

The MP for East Are’Are said the technical operational aspect of the whole arrangement is very confusing.

“Honiara should be more concerned than the others. If we are not concerned, it shows that we are allowing this to happen without any thought or anything,” he said.

Meanwhile, Hon. Kenilorea said these trainings also call into question the type of police training conducted in relation to the recent raid at East Fataleka.

He said the type of police training conducted and applied recently in East Fataleka is of great concern.

“I don’t know if tear gas has ever been used in a village in the Solomon Islands before 4am. The image itself shows that we are entering another stage of policing which is concerning,” he said.

Hon Kenilorea said the fear is that we are turning another policing page in the country.

“What happened to community policing where we engage with community leaders and people rather than raiding a village of women and children,” he asked.

Source: Opposition Press

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Free bootcamps to help small businesses recover from Covid

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Enterprise Nation and Amazon are launching a new campaign to help small businesses become more resilient and focus on post-pandemic recovery. The events are designed to help entrepreneurs build a resilient business, raise funds and succeed in the digital economy in 2022.

The free bootcamps take place in March and April. The first two events focus on some of the challenges faced by women-founded businesses, with the April and May events providing guidance for businesses looking to explore opportunities in pop-ups and brick-and-mortar retail. There will be a chance to hear from a range of expert guest speakers on topics including mindset, raising capital, live retail, selling on Amazon, maximizing pop- up, visual merchandising, barcodes and data analysis. Bootcamps will be a mix of online and in-person events.

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor’s recent report on start-ups found that 12.6% of the UK’s working-age population were within the first three months of starting a business, a record number since the start of the UK. report in the 1990s. A study commissioned by Amazon in 2021 showed that 81% of UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) had invested in digital skills in the previous 12 months, but three in four (78%) said that they would appreciate free training and skills to support their growth.

“Building digital skills can lead to more successful businesses, and we’ve heard from many Amazon Small Business Accelerator participants that they want more training on resilience in particular,” said Duaa Basheer, Head of Business. small business empowerment in the UK.

MP Paul Scully, Minister for Small Business, said: “Anyone running a small business knows that resilience is an essential tool for maintaining long-term success and strength. It’s great to see this initiative which I hope will give entrepreneurs across the UK a boost alongside government support schemes such as Help to Grow and Start Up Loans.

Emma Jones, founder of small business network and business support provider Enterprise Nation, said: “We are now seeing businesses opening up after the pandemic, we are seeing renewed interest from small businesses who can see the value of testing and showcasing their products. in the main street. Many have successfully launched digital sales, but are now looking for ways to meet their customers, attract new audiences, introduce themselves to resellers and test new products. We expect omnichannel retail, where businesses sell on their own website, through global platforms, through resellers and short-term stores, to be an explosive trend in 2022. And by learning new skills and by broadening their approach, they will add longer-term resilience.

Bootcamps are an extension of Amazon Small Business Accelerator, a major support package from Amazon and Enterprise Nation, which has helped over 400,000 small businesses and start-ups across the UK. It was launched in July 2020 in rapid response to COVID-19 and the impact of economic lockdown on small businesses.

Amazon Small Business Accelerator Bootcamps 2022

March 30 – Women Founder Fire-Side Chat and Networking: Building Business Resilience

April 14 – Become a Successful Online Seller

May 12 – Help in Mastering Physical Commerce

May 26 – Additional Steps to Becoming a Resilient Business

Find tickets here: enterprisenation.com/bootcamps

Governor Kristi Noem signs bill banning public universities from requiring CRT training – Mitchell Republic

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PIERRE, SD — Gov. Kristi Noem has signed a bill her office says will thwart critical race theory training on public and post-secondary campuses across the state.

Noem signed House Bill 1012, a measure “to protect students and employees of higher education institutions from divisive concepts,” on Monday, March 21, according to a statement from his office.

In the same message to the media, Noem’s office says the measure codifies language that “prohibits colleges from requiring students and teachers to take training or orientations based on critical race theory.”

“No student or teacher should have to endorse critical race theory to attend, graduate or teach at our public universities,” Noem said in a statement accompanying the press release. “The university must remain a place where freedom of thought and expression is encouraged, not stifled by political agendas.”

The text of the bill, which was heavily amended by the state legislature, does not mention the words “critical race theory” anywhere in its final form. After the measure passed the House of Representatives last month, the chamber approved a title change to accurately reflect the impact of the bill.

Instead of the tenets of “critical race theory,” which is a decades-old legal approach that posits that racism is a social construct produced by political and economic systems rather than individual prejudice, HB 1012 lists seven ideas called “concepts of division” that the teachers of the compulsory courses cannot impose on the students.

A “dividing concept” says that an individual “should feel discomfort, guilt, anguish or some other form of psychological distress” because of their race or religion. Other banned gigs include general assertions of racial supremacy, or that one’s race or ethnicity is intrinsically linked and even guilty of past sins by one’s race.

The South Dakota Board of Regents provided political support for the bill’s passage in both houses, while noting that the measure did not affect the prerogatives of a teacher in his or her classroom.

In fact, the bill explicitly exempts the “content or conduct” of any curriculum from the prohibition of the concept of division.

In a statement to the Forum News Service, South Dakota Democratic Party Executive Director Berk Ehrmantraut said the state should invest in higher education, not “attack educators.”

“This is just another example of Governor Noem making trouble to divide South Dakota in the national spotlight,” Ehrmantraut said.

A companion bill that would have more directly affected teaching in the K-12 environment failed by a vote in the Senate Education Committee.

Christopher Vondracek is the South Dakota correspondent for Forum News Service. Contact Vondracek at

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