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SBC offers free webinars in August

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Passing Mount Airy Secondary School along North South Street, one notices the walls, sidewalks and signage of a typical educational institution – but one probably doesn’t realize that a thriving business lies also within its limits.

On a recent morning at the Blue Bear Cafe as the school year drew to a close, senior Ocean Davis was putting the finishing touches on a fruit smoothie after serving cookies and brownies to a grateful recipient. Chances are another customer will soon order a cup of freshly brewed latte from the student-run business.

The coffee at the Blue Bear Cafe is reputed to be so good that teacher Ashley Pyles did not hesitate to compare what the children prepare to that offered by an international chain of cafes:

“They make the best coffee, hands down, on Starbucks every day,” Pyles said proudly.

In addition to a variety of coffees – including Frappé, Latte and Americano – there are several flavors of fruit smoothies, various sweet treats including bundt cakes, snacks, hot chocolate, cider and more Again.

The Blue Bear Cafe menu additionally includes specialty drinks featuring what has apparently become a local sensation, bubble teas.

Yet perhaps the best product served up there is success – cooked up daily by apron-wearing student entrepreneurs who gain valuable business experience during the school year that can help them in a career.

“It’s never about coffee,” said Polly Long, Workforce Initiatives Coordinator, when discussing the mission involved, or for that matter caffeine, the boosting ingredient in this drink. popular.

“It’s all about skills,” added Long, a longtime employee of the school system who is credited with making the on-campus enterprise a reality.

“A student-run cafe has been Polly Long’s dream for years,” reads a statement prepared in conjunction with the Blue Bear Cafe program receiving special recognition from the municipal government at a recent council meeting. This statement also refers to the role that “extraordinarily talented students” played in its success.

The cafe, which started in 2019, aims to provide targeted youth with basic life skills training and create a pathway to employment in the service sector.

For example, junior Jennifer Griffin has her sights set on becoming a pastry chef.

The Blue Bear Cafe operates through the school’s Professional Studies Program Unit and is overseen by teachers Jennifer Gentry and Ashley Pyles in addition to Long.

“Jennifer is kind of our pastry chef,” Gentry said of Griffin’s inescapable role in the operation.

Approximately 10 students are enrolled in the program in any given academic year. They also attend regular classes in addition to working a set number of hours for coffee, constituting class periods. It is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during school terms.

Student Innovators

The Blue Bear Cafe occupies a strategic space in the high school’s media center, which provides an inviting setting to enjoy a drink or snack that arguably rivals that of any cafe on the planet. The surroundings are pleasantly lit by large bay windows overlooking North South Street.

The place was fitted out with the help of Goodwill Industries, Long said, which helped provide start-up funds to acquire new furniture and fixtures.

It is tastefully decorated with walls painted in a light brown and olive green color scheme, printed with phrases such as “serve kindness a cup of time” and inspirational words such as “imagine”, “create”, ” inspire” and others.

The students respond by constantly adding new drinks and have even developed a website to promote the company. A Blue Bear Cafe Facebook page is available to facilitate ordering.

The facility’s spic-and-span kitchen is located in a side room, near a counter where students consult library materials as part of a seamless dual existence between the two facilities. A gift shop specializing in student-made products is also located at the cafe, offering items such as mugs and t-shirts and handcrafted items from local entrepreneurs.

In addition to the culinary skills honed by young people, other abilities are learned that they can apply to many other career endeavors besides a café itself.

These include leadership, communication, organizational skills and teamwork, as well as the actual duties of dealing with the public to take orders, give change from a cash register and process orders by credit card.

“They see it in real time,” Long said of the impression left on those in the outside world who can see education applied to real business. The students involved are a mix of upper and lower classes who provide a seamless transition with knowledge transfer as they come and go.

“They basically learn how to run a business on their own,” Pyles observed.

While the café is closed for the summer, before resuming operations with the start of the new school year, it has been popular with members of the public who can call in and take orders on campus.

In other cases, large orders will even be delivered to customers.

“We’re in the dark,” Long said of the cost of this service given soaring gas prices. “What we are trying to do is break even, with all profits going directly to the company.

“We use some of that money to take them (students) on field trips,” Gentry advised.

Long hopes to expand the Blue Bear Cafe to a downtown location if one can be found under the right circumstances.

City Honors

The whiff of Blue Bear Cafe’s success wafted from City Hall a few miles away, as evidenced by the special recognition it received at a recent meeting of the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners.

Pyles attended this session with two students, Griffin and fellow junior Shatavia Robison, who were there for a presentation on the program highlighted by the girls handing out chocolate chip cookies to those in attendance.

The cookies were contained in colorful wrappers with labels touting sentiments such as “be kind” and “choose happiness”.

“This program is all about our kids first,” Pyles said of the effort that “just blew my mind.”

“The Blue Bear Cafe is one of the shining lights of the Mount Airy school system,” remarked Commissioner Jon Cawley, while thanking Polly Long for her involvement.

“I know you will go far in life,” Commissioner Marie Wood told the students.

“Great job, ladies,” said Joe Zalescik of the board.

“That’s what a community like Mount Airy is and can be,” Mayor Ron Niland said of the cafe’s success.

Hockey India holds online workshops for new Technical Officials

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After the launch of the open application submission system for the registration of Coaches and Technical Officials in India on the Hockey India Member Unit Portal in July this year, a number of applicants have submitted their applications for register as a referee or technical official.

Among the applications, Hockey India (HI) shortlisted 124 applicants as per its eligibility criteria after being nominated by their respective registered member state units. HI is currently running a series of online workshops as part of the onboarding program for shortlisted candidates. The workshops are organized from September 12 to October 10. Once the workshops are completed, other shortlisted candidates will become part of HI’s potential roster who will then be eligible to be nominated for future HI-sanctioned sub-junior and junior category tournaments. . The online workshops are led by experienced HI technical delegates, referee managers and referees.

As far as referees are concerned, HI will carry out fitness tests in their respective states, once the current health crisis improves, with the help of Member State units and active referee managers/technical delegates. Once the referees complete the testing, they will be added to Hockey India’s potential list for domestic tournament nominations.

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The shortlisted candidates from the various applications received through the Open Technical Officials Registration were split into two groups – Group 1 and Group 2 which were further divided into role specific groups. There are 29 technical officials’ workshop candidates and 33 referees’ workshop candidates in Pool 1, and there are 28 technical officials’ workshop candidates and 34 referees’ workshop candidates in the group 2. Candidates will participate in the basic workshops. weekends and they were then divided into smaller groups for specific skill-based workshops during the weekdays.

Speaking on the process of inducting new referees and technical officials into HI’s refereeing system, Gyanendro Ningombam, Officials Chairman of Hockey India said, “It is fantastic to welcome new officials to the Hockey India’s officiating system which in turn will help us create a greater pool of talent.

“I’m sure the online workshops will be a huge orienting factor for candidates as they begin their own journey into the world of hockey officiating. The huge response in terms of the number of applications we received through the open application system was very overwhelming. I wish the new technical officials good luck for their careers,” he added.

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Etowah Co. School Resource Officers Receive New Trainings

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) – Earlier this week, the School Resource Officer Division of the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office participated in in-house training courses for the upcoming school year.

Lead Forearms Instructor Investigator Will Farley completed more than eight hours of firearms training with ORS on Monday. The training was adapted to Etowah ORS in their daily operations in schools.

On Tuesday, Dr. Thomas Page and Gadsden Fire/JSOG Medi Commander Eric Estes taught the Tactical Medicine session where ORS learned to “stop the bleeding” which can be used in the event an officer or his partner is injured in an active shooter situation, they can stay in the fight.

The skills could also be used to help save the lives of victims in the immediate area once the threat has been eliminated and until advanced medical attention can arrive.

On Wednesday, the training took place at Glencoe High School led by SRO Deputy Craigh Tyler, DTF Officer Matt Sims and Investigator Jeffrey Riggs.

The instruction consisted of modern building cleaning techniques consisting of limited penetration and dynamic entry. SROs were able to participate in active shooter scenarios where they had to eliminate the threat in team entries, officer liaisons, and single officer responses.

After the Deputies took out the three, they then had to use the skills they had learned in Tactical Medicine training by taking care of the actors’ injuries in those scenarios.

The Sheriff’s Office recently purchased medical kits for SROs to carry during daily operations which contain a pair of nitrile gloves, EMT shears, swat tourniquet, quick clot bandage, emergency trauma bandage, an S-rolled gauze and a chest seal with a cat tourniquet.

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Generation USA will offer free tech bootcamps at CUNY campuses

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The non-profit workforce development organization Generation USA has partnered with three City University of New York (CUNY) campuses to establish free technical career training programs as part of of a continuing workforce education initiative to prepare students for in-demand technology skills, according to a recent announcement. .

According to a Press releaseKingsborough Community College (KCC), LaGuardia Community College (LaG), and Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) will provide Generation USA vocational training bootcamp at no cost to the community. He said the online training, offered as part of the Verizon Skill Forward workforce training initiative, teaches technical and soft skills for IT-related career fields.

The press release says Generation USA speaks with area employers to find out what roles are open through its training programs before creating courses that use hands-on, hands-on lessons in an “accelerated, fast-track” format. line first”. He said staff provide coaching and support throughout the program based on each student’s individual needs and goals before helping them find full-time jobs, internships, apprenticeships or training opportunities. keep on going.


Verizon Skill Forward training programs within the CUNY system include Digital Marketing Analyst, IT Support Specialist and Junior Web Developer training, which typically lasts 10 to 12 weeks, according to the press release. The launch of CUNY’s bootcamps comes as several other colleges and universities across the country establish similar training programs designed to quickly train students for tech-related jobs and as employers struggle to fill vacancies. .

“Increasing accessibility to tech education is crucial at a time when there is a growing demand for tech talent,” said Christine Zagari LoPorto, associate dean of continuing education and workforce development program. work of KCC, in a public statement. “It’s important for us to work to close the opportunity gap in New York’s tech economy and prepare workers for careers that can lead to the middle class.”

CUNY officials said in the press release that the goal is to help meet growing employer demands for tech talent as workplaces become increasingly digital.

“As our communities rebuild after the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, innovative programs like this to help New Yorkers eager to return to work and support themselves and their families are essential. “said Sunil Gupta, vice president of adults at LaGuardia Community College. and continuing education, in a public statement. “We are grateful to Generation USA and Verizon for their support, allowing these training programs to be provided tuition-free and to include comprehensive services and job placement assistance. We are pleased to be the training site digital marketing analysts – a field that builds on our leadership in training the professional workforce in technology and business development. We encourage anyone interested to apply today. To be eligible, only a high school diploma or GED is required.

Anthony Watson, acting dean of the BMCC Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development, noted that the partnership will bring much-needed technology training to the community.

“CUNY’s Verizon Skill Forward programs are state-of-the-art and provide many benefits to the people we serve. I look forward to the work ahead and truly appreciate the continued support and resources provided by Generation USA in this innovative space. Many students will benefit from this training and it will strengthen their technical skills, which will prepare them to advance their careers,” he said in a public statement.

Free Webinars for the Powder and Bulk Material Handling Industries

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Join the experts at the Wolfson Center for Bulk Solids Handling Technology for these online events, held monthly.

To register, click on the corresponding header and you will be redirected to the registration pages. Each webinar begins at 1:00 p.m. UK time and lasts 30 minutes, followed by a Q&A session.

September 30:
Is it possible to predict segregation in large-scale industrial silos?

Presenter: Dr. Susantha (Jeff) Dissanayake
Predicting segregation is important to reduce sudden peaks of fines when unloading silos. Jeff, in collaboration with experts from the Wolfson Center for Bulk Solid Handling Technology, recently developed cellular automata (CA)-based modeling to predict segregation in industrial hoppers and silos. Early results showed promising results. This session will discuss this technique and research conducted in the industry.

October 28:
Prediction of bulk flow properties using a mechanical surface energy tester.
Presenter: Dr. Vivek Garg
Measurement of forces between particles and surfaces in cohesive powders
The webinar will focus on elucidating a unique testing technique to measure forces between particles and surfaces using cohesive powders in a mechanical surface energy tester developed by Vivek in collaboration with experts from the Wolfson Center for Bulk Solids Handling Technology at the University of Greenwich. The technique focuses on the prediction of powder flow function using this novel technique in conjunction with common particle attributes, with the aim of predicting flowability problems at an early stage of formulation using only a small amount of powder sample. This session will discuss this technique and research conducted in the industry.

November 25:
Use of simulation models to help identify areas of high dust concentration.
Presenter: Dr. Stefan Zigan
Is your factory exposed to a dust explosion hazard?
Industries handling biomass such as wood pellets should consider strategies to avoid the concentration and accumulation of fine particles (smaller than 40 microns) in their handling and storage equipment that could cause dust explosions.
In this session, we share our experience in setting up experiments with the aim of calibrating and validating simulation models to identify areas with high dust concentrations in handling and storage equipment. We also discuss strategies and challenges faced by practitioners.

We look forward to welcoming you to one or more webinars.

Feel free to share these events with your colleagues so they can register.

[email protected] +44 20 8331 8646

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Online workshops from August 1st to August 10th to check!

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Local Samosa is back with the weekly list of workshops to help you use your time in the best way. Sign up for one of these online workshops this week and improve your skills.

Explore these interesting online workshops and choose the one that suits you best. Learn how to make bubble candles, make burgers or master your body language. Read on, because you can do a lot this week and be creatively busy.

1. Burger and buns workshop by Cook and Plate

A perfect workshop for all foodies and especially burger lovers, this one will help you learn 7 different types of burgers and how to prepare them correctly. Roll your buns with Garima Sanadhya, a recipe developer and someone who continues to lead cooking workshops online and offline.

When: 1st of August
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2. Yarn Bracelet Making Workshop by Crafty Needy

If you’re a team banger and this is one of your favorite accessories, then add threaded bracelets to your jewelry box by signing up for this workshop. Learn how to make threaded and stone bracelets, wrapping tips, the drying process and much more.

When: From August 2
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3. Mandala Workshop by Bharatiya Chitrakalaa

Try your hand at beautiful mandala art and paint something pretty next week. Sign up for this 5-day online color mandala workshop and get artistic.

When: From August 3.
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4. Chocolate truffle workshop by Sumeru Creations

There is something special about homemade chocolates, and so if you want to learn the same, sign up for this fun chocolate workshop and learn how to make 15 types of truffle chocolates from Prasanna, who taught at more than 25,000 people to date.

When: August 3
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5. Modern Trousseau Packing Workshop by Vesture Academy

Trousseau packaging is the specialized packaging for wedding gifts. In this workshop, you’ll learn all about Trousseau, including draping techniques, decorating the Ginni box, and much more.

When: August 6
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6. Body Language Workshop by The White Lily Training Services

Your body language says a lot about you and how you feel, so it’s important to master the art of the same. Meenakshi Gupta is a Certified Soft Skills Trainer and she leads this positive body language workshop. Best part? You can register at your convenience and set a schedule when you are free.

When: At your convenience
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7. Candle Making Workshop by Blooe

If you are also a candlelight like us, this workshop is for you. Learn how to make bubble candles with Rrucha, who has taught over 8,000 people. Know how to make different types of candles, get PDF notes and even a kit for the same. Sign up if you like candles.

When: August 10
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Victoria FMD webinars start tonight at 7 p.m.

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VICTORIAN Livestock Producers are invited to participate in Foot and Mouth Disease webinars next week, starting tonight at 7 p.m.

The webinars will feature Agriculture Victoria veterinary specialists on how the state prepares for and will respond to an outbreak of foot and mouth disease.

The first webinar will feature Victoria’s Chief Veterinarian, Graeme Cooke, and will run from 7-8 p.m. tonight. The second webinar will take place on Thursday, August 4 between 7 and 8 p.m.

Agriculture Victoria said good biosecurity is paramount to protecting our economy, environment and community from the negative impacts of pests and diseases.

There are several risk factors that contribute to an increased threat of a biosecurity incursion in Victoria/Australia.

State, federal, and local governments, livestock producers, and other actors in the supply chain, including livestock agents, transporters, and contractors, all share responsibility for minimizing biosecurity risks. and impacts on industry, the Victoria Department said.

Other webinar presenters include Senior Veterinarian – Emergency Animal Disease, Dr. Megan Scott and Senior Veterinarian – Animal Health and Welfare, Dr. Jeff Cave.

Topics to be discussed will include:

  • What is foot and mouth disease and how does Agriculture Victoria prepare for an outbreak?
  • What to expect on the first day of an outbreak and what is a cattle stop?
  • What on-farm biosecurity actions and measures can you do now

Further information is available from Lyndon Kubeil, Agriculture Victoria on 0418 532 085 or email [email protected]

Register online now: agriculture.vic.gov.au/events

SCORE will offer 2 free business webinars in August – theportronline

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In an ongoing effort to keep the local business community informed, SCORE Bucks County will be offering two free webinars in August.

On August 9, SCORE will feature “What’s Your Plan for Digital Marketing Success?” »

Led by Donna Botti, owner of Delos Incorporated, the session will help participants define a successful digital marketing plan.

Botti will discuss: How to get the message across correctly; How to appropriate his presence; How to build a strategy; How to integrate everything into a coherent strategy

On August 16, SCORE Certified Mentor Robert Catalano will present “How do I get my new product to market?”

A product development expert for SCORE Bucks, Catalano has nearly three decades of experience in product development and manufacturing, strategy and planning, quality control and compliance. He will use his expertise to shed light on the right and wrong ways to bring a product to market.

Catalano will share: How to make sure a great product idea isn’t already on the market; How to protect your idea; Which professionals you should hire to help bring your product to market; How to Research Manufacturers and Develop Cost and Feasibility References

All webinars will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information on the webinars or to register, please visit https://buckscounty.score.org/. All webinars are offered free of charge.

About SCORE

Since 1964, SCORE has helped over 11 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE provides mentoring and small business workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses. With 50 members across the county, SCORE Bucks County provides more than 1,500 free mentoring services to local small business owners each year through one-on-one counseling and small business seminars. To stay up to date on news and events, join the SCORE Bucks County mailing list. Text SCOREBUCKS to 22828.

Radford authorities participate in active threat training

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RADFORD, Virginia. – The authorities prepare for the worst scenarios during these trainings.

On Friday, the Radford City Police Department said it had been participating in active threat training throughout July, with more to follow soon.

Pete Rutzinski, acting deputy police chief, said the trainings help authorities prepare while working on the ground.

“The RCPD remains committed to training in the latest tactics, with the latest research and information,” Rutzinski said. “This allows our agency to be better prepared to protect and serve our community on a day-to-day basis and in the event of an active threat incident.”

The first two trainings were hosted by the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counterterrorism Education at Louisiana State University, better known as LSU-NCBRT/ACE, according to the release.

The courses were developed by the LSU Center in conjunction with the nation’s top subject matter experts, the statement said, and are intended to meet the most current preparation needs.

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According to the release, Active Threat Integrated Response Care was the first training the City of Radford Police Department has participated in with Radford Fire and EMS, Radford Sheriff’s Department, Radford University Emergency Management Officers. and several surrounding jurisdictions.

The ATIRC course addressed the need for rapid and decisive communication between law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical services in an active threat scenario, the statement said, and it provided crews with skills medical.

Not only that, but the course allowed crews to participate in practical exercises to help improve communication between teams at the scene, and underscored the end goal of saving more lives, according to the statement.

Authorities said there was also a second round of training that took the Active Threats Course on Campus, which was attended by members of Radford City Public Schools and Radford Public Safety officials. .

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The Radford City Police Department’s final round of training will take place on the weekday evening of August 1 at Radford High School, according to the release, and it will be “force on force” training.

Several agencies will participate in the final training, which could lead to an increased police presence in the area during these evenings, according to the release.

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Livestorm Announces Updates for Virtual Meetings and Webinar Events

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Livestorm, the first video engagement platform that lets people manage their meetings and webinars, today announced the addition of six new features designed to improve engagement in virtual events and meetings. People who attend or host virtual meetings and webinars are likely to be distracted, exceed allotted meeting times, and display unprofessional or monotonous backgrounds. The goal of Livestorm’s new features is to mitigate these issues, help improve engagement, and continue to improve the user experience.

By popular demand, breakout rooms are available to all Livestorm users. A breakout room is a dedicated space where a small group of people can come together to solve problems, have short discussions or network. In the physical world, we often see them at workshops, networking events, or even large conferences. They can be equally effective when implemented in virtual versions of similar events and in daily group video meetings.

New Timer app feature makes it effortless to track and manage event time, whether it’s a webinar, large-scale event, or meeting, by setting your event timer, adjusting the timer visibility for guest speakers and attendees, adding music that plays when the timer starts and provides the ability to add, subtract, pause or start your timer. Most notably, the Timer app also allows hosts to start a timer to help them keep time while conducting a presentation that can be kept private or shown to everyone.

With 25-35% of Americans still working from home, virtual background images that appear behind attendees at online events are still a necessity. The new from Livestorm Virtual background library offers 120 free virtual backgrounds in all categories, including outdoor, business office, and holiday.

Livestorm has also added another plugin to its marketplace, slide. Understanding that engaging a remote audience can be challenging, Slido will offer Livestorm users new ways to interact with their audience using open-ended questions, different types of polls, word clouds, and more. This app can be found in the app market or by searching for it via the “Install more” shortcut in an event room’s apps menu. This new integration is part of a larger ecosystem of applications on the Livestorm Marketplace, including Gusto which simplifies employee onboarding, Marketo for data automation, Beekast to boost interaction with your events, and other collaborative platforms such as Miro and Google Doc.

“We make it a point to listen to our customers because we understand how important it is to capture undivided attention to determine the impact of virtual events and meetings,” said Gilles Bertaux, co-founder and CEO. by Livestorm. “We are excited to offer our customers these new features that prioritize attendee engagement and a seamless, integrated platform for meeting and event planners.”

Finally, Livestorm users can now increase engagement from start to finish with a sign-up limit, calendar view, and mandatory polls. With recording limits, event planners can build excitement ahead of an upcoming event by setting a limit on the number of registrants allowed to attend and posting that limit on your registration page. Because it can be difficult to locate event sessions by date, Livestorm has also developed a new Calendar display. The Calendar view allows users to view, create, and edit event sessions on your calendar. To further encourage event attendance, you can now make your polls appear as a template in the middle of your event room by making them mandatory. To do this, simply select the new “compulsory ballot” when you create a poll.

Attend Upcoming Webinars to Help You Plan Your Retirement > United States Coast Guard > My Coast Guard News

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Attend Upcoming Webinars to Help You Plan Your Retirement > United States Coast Guard > My Coast Guard News

CG SUPRT is hosting two webinars in August to help you set your goals and stay on track. No matter where you are in your career, preparing for retirement is essential. With the cost of living and inflation on the rise, identifying savings goals and setting realistic benchmarks are the first steps towards a sustainable retirement. All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and all seminars are free. Please register in advance.

Retirement Planning: Getting Started

Noon and 6 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, August 2

This course will give you the tools to lay the groundwork for your retirement plan. This session will review techniques for setting clear goals and explore investment account options to help you grow your savings. Register here.

dream of retirement

9 a.m. and noon EDT, Thursday, August 18

The key to a successful retirement is having a plan and sticking to it. This means you may need to calculate whether you will have the income or assets you need to build the retirement you want. This session will provide tools to keep your dreams anchored and your plan on track. Register here.

In addition to the webinars, do you want a chance to win a gift card every month? Complete activities within CG SUPRT’s personal financial wellness program and develop your financial knowledge. You can increase your financial IQ through live classes, online assessments and advice, and consultations with experts.

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Guadalcanal conducts health promotion training in schools

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This initiative is part of a broader effort by the Ministry of Health to promote healthy living and lifestyle, with emphasis and attention on the prevention front.

A dozen schools in Guadalcanal have received health training in the past two weeks, according to the Ministry of Health.

The trainings covered healthy setting guidelines, including the healthy school guideline. The guideline is to enable schools to map areas that need attention and action to ensure a healthy, safe and supportive learning environment for school children.

This initiative is part of a broader effort by the Ministry of Health to promote healthy living and lifestyle, with emphasis and attention on the prevention front.

The Director General of Health Promotion and National Coordinator of Healthy Environments, Mr Ben Rickie Kiokimo, explained that this approach is implemented by the Ministry of Health through its National Department of Health Promotion and provincial health services and its partners and stakeholders.

Guadalcanal Health Promotion Officer, Mr. Kelton Sikala, who is currently supporting the Healthy Settings program as lead facilitator, said participants should complete a baseline assessment of gaps in their environment and develop action plans. action to solve the identified problems.

“For example, at the Betivatu school, participants identified health and safety issues, including the need to strengthen behavior change communication to do personal hygiene activities such as washing hands after using the restroom and before eating a standard. They also identified the need to replace one of its buildings which has deteriorated and poses safety risks to students and staff,” explained Ms. Sikala.

He added that many other health and safety issues are identified which schools need to commit to addressing, some will require the support of education authorities, while most are within the purview of the schools themselves.

“It is the purpose of the training to enable teachers and school administrators to see for themselves the issues impacting student health and learning on school premises,” Mr. Sikala.

He also stressed that the importance of training is to improve health and well-being in the country.

“Therefore, we need to invest in holistic health settings at the school level, where children spend more time in the day and in a captive learning environment.

“Health education should be integrated into the school curriculum, and also reflected in school administration and ethos, with strong community partnership and school-based health services,” stressed Mr Sikala.

Source: MHMS Media

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Get started in software development with these 9 DC coding bootcamps

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When it comes to tech education, how do you level up or make that career change you’ve been dreaming about?

Starting points can include anything from computer science degrees to STEM summer camps – and of course, bootcamps.

These intensive coding and development courses can be IRL or virtual. Often (but not always) they are a not too shabby return on investment, with some claiming job offers for 90% of students within three months of graduation. And there are many such programs in DC, whether you are looking for part-time, full-time, tuition-free, or high-end programs.

Got something we missed? Email us at [email protected]

Ada Developer Academy students. (Courtesy picture)

  • Who: This national coding bootcamp is a training program open to all women and gender-broad adults, but primarily focuses on aspiring Black, Latino, Native, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, LGBTQIA+, or low-income technologists. . He teaches a full stack in his six-month course.
  • When: Ada welcomes two cohorts a year, in September and March. Applications open Aug. 29 for its March cohort.
  • Where: The new face of the DC scene, Seattle-based Ada, is not yet officially in DC for IRL classes. But it has virtual offerings for those in the area and will open a local campus in 2023.
  • $$$: Free
  • What: The Tysons, Virginia program offers courses for frontend, backend, and full-stack developers in a mix of full-time and part-time learning options.
  • When: Sessions begin in August and applications are still being accepted.
  • Where: Tysons, as well as free online mini-bootcamps
  • $$$: $4,800 to $7,200
  • What: Cydeo offers training in Java SDET, cybersecurity and Java in a curriculum designed as “technical education for those who have no technical training”.
  • When: The seven-month program is full-time, five days a week. Registration has started for Java SDET, with an introductory session on July 31.
  • Where: The program is virtual but is taught live from Tysons, and students have the opportunity to meet instructors and mentors in person.
  • $$$: $13,500 to $14,000
  • What: This coding school has been in DC for nearly a decade, with full-time and part-time courses in software engineering, data analysis, UX, frontend development, Python, JavaScript, and more.
  • When: New sessions start in August.
  • Where: All upcoming classes will be online, but there is an IRL campus in Chinatown and the location frequently hosts in-person workshops.
  • $$$: $15,950
A building on the campus of George Washington University, with large windows and the school's name on the facade of the building.

George Washington University in DC. (Courtesy picture)

  • What: The local university offers a 24-week part-time boot camp teaching a full curriculum. It also offers bootcamps in UX/UI, fintech, data, cybersecurity, and project management. Students receive a professional certificate upon completion.
  • When: He is currently enrolling in a number of bootcamps that start in August or October. The course has nine hours of scheduled class time with at least 20 hours of scheduled outside work.
  • Where: The program takes place entirely online.
  • $$$: $12,245
  • What: The national nonprofit has a long history of working to increase the number of women in IT careers. A few years ago, it added its Code at Home program for parents, students, and educators. In 2023, it will also launch a summer immersion program for high school students.
  • When: At your own pace
  • Where: Practically, with additional programming in a number of DC chapters around the city
  • $$$: Free
A student and teacher speaking during a technical training program for Per Scholas.  Other students work around the class.

A look at a Per Scholas training program. (Courtesy picture)

  • What: The technical training nonprofit Per Scholas offers development courses to residents of Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Charles County, DC and Northern Virginia. Last year, it also launched a pre-apprenticeship course and program for women in software engineering.
  • When: Her software engineering course starts on September 26 and her women’s course starts in December.
  • Where: Remotely with other local students, as well as an in-person course in IT training
  • $$$: Free
  • What: Tech Elevator runs 14 and 30 week courses in Java and C#, for full-time or part-time students, and reports that 90% of graduates are employed within 180 days.
  • When: The next cohorts start on August 20 and September 12.
  • Where: Tech Elevator does not have a DC campus, but it does have a DC chapter offering live, remote classes with other local students.
  • $$$: $15,950
  • What: In partnership with Fullstack Academy, Virginia Tech hosts 26-week bootcamps on full-stack development as well as cyber, DevOps, and data analytics. Courses are part-time for 12 to 26 weeks.
  • When: Applications must be submitted by September 13 for a September 19 start date.
  • Where: Bootcamps are entirely virtual.
  • $$$: $12,495

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You do not feel the local atmosphere? Here are some all-virtual domestic options to choose from:

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Implicit bias training available to meet LARA – MHA requirements

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Revised Public Health Code rules from the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) requiring implicit bias training for all professions licensed or registered under the Public Health Code came into effect in June. Implicit bias training is still available for those who need to meet the requirement.

The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion – Michigan Medicine is hosting Building Toward Belonging: Implicit Bias Training (LARA Compliant), a one-hour live virtual course.

Building Towards Belonging: Implicit Bias training is available for $150 per participant.

The following groups are entitled to a discount of $50 per person:

  • University of Michigan alumni and retirees
  • Non-profit workers
  • K-12 workers
  • Groups of 10+ (must be registered together)

If you fall into one of these categories, email [email protected] and request a promo code for the category you qualify for.

Community group session rates: If your team has 50 participants or more, you can request a virtual session outside of our currently posted schedule. This session would be scheduled at a time that suits your team and requests should be submitted in this form at least 6-8 weeks in advance.

The Michigan Board of Health also offers implicit bias training in two formats, hybrid or live guest lecture, over the next few months.

In a hybrid delivery model, learners will watch an hour-long on-demand video and attend an hour-long webinar to engage in in-depth discussion and group exercises with the instructor and other learners . This training is available for $50 per person. Register here.

With a guest presentation, organizations can offer the training to their staff on-site at their convenience. The presentation will include an introduction to implicit biases and focused exercises, discussion and evaluation questions. Members can contact Kristin Sewell via E-mail or at 517-908-8243 for prices and availability.

WKU will offer coding bootcamps to meet demand from the tech industry

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WKU’s Ongoing and Professional Development will offer bootcamps in partnership with Promineo Tech to enhance Kentucky’s tech workforce. These bootcamp programs not only prepare students for entry-level positions in a rapidly growing industry, but also provide skills to help them continue to grow.

“We are delighted to partner with Promineo Tech to provide thematic and targeted training for these in-demand skills. There are many bootcamps available, these provide the content and support for students to succeed in the real world without prior technical training,” said April McCauley, Lifelong Learning Coordinator for DPC.

Bootcamps provide an accelerated path to a career in technology. Students will focus on mastering the practical skills hiring managers look for when working in entry-level positions. The bootcamps offered at WKU are career-focused and help train the adult learner with the skills and technologies they need to become competitive candidates in the IT industry.

“We are very pleased to partner with WKU Continuing and Professional Development to bring affordable coding and technology training programs to Kentucky residents,” said Nick Suwyn, President of Promineo Tech. “Everyone should have the opportunity to explore careers in technology if they so desire, and these programs will help make that possible.”

WKU will offer programs in front-end software development, back-end software development, big data engineering, and digital marketing. The virtual classroom encourages real connections between students, instructors, mentors and industry professionals to facilitate their learning and navigate their career path.

Increasing the accessibility of tech education is essential in an era of growing demand for tech talent. These bootcamps train students to break into the tech industry and stand out in today’s job market.

Registration for upcoming cohorts is currently underway. Learn more about this engaging course format and course content:

About the continuous and professional development of WKU: WKU’s lifelong and professional development helps people of all ages and interests enhance their personal, professional, and educational lives through non-degree learning opportunities. Whether you want to maintain a degree, gain industry certification, start a new career, update or improve your skills, improve your standardized exam scores, or just learn something fun, we have training and advice. that can help you at any stage of your life or career. Learn more at https://www.wku.edu/cpd/

About Promineo Tech: Promineo Tech is an education-as-a-service provider that partners with colleges to offer coding bootcamps and related technology training. Their mission is to make technology education affordable, accessible, and low-risk for everyone so that everyone has the opportunity to improve their lives through learning. They teach people the skills needed to enter and succeed in high-demand technology fields such as the software development industry. Learn more about PromineoTech.com.

Contact: April McCauley, [email protected] or (270) 745-3120

Free Deer Hunting and Processing Webinars in August | Farm News

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The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the North Carolina Wildlife Federation will be offering two free online hunting webinars in August.

CSU offering training on naloxone and overdose prevention

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Colorado State University Health Network, CSU School of Social Work and community partners are collaborating with agencies in Northern Colorado to provide training in overdose prevention and the use of naloxone.

The trainings are available to anyone in the CSU community who wants to learn how to recognize the signs of overdose, how to prevent overdose, and how to administer a reversal medication called naloxone, also known as Narcan. Narcan is a nasal spray medication used to reverse opioid overdoses. It is effective, easy to use and has no side effects if used on a person who does not experience an overdose.

With the current rise in mental health needs and substance use across the country and increasing incidents of fentanyl-mixed drugs, the university is among a growing number of colleges responding by providing naloxone and education for students, faculty and staff as a Resource.

Preventable deaths

Although only a small number of members of the CSU community die from overdoses each year, most deaths could be prevented with education and an appropriate response, the team says. Naloxone kits and training are another tool in a resource kit that helps students, faculty, and staff avoid these tragedies.

“Over the past year, a network of professionals across northern Colorado have worked to increase overdose prevention education and access to naloxone, a life-saving opioid reversal drug. “said Pam McCracken, senior adviser to the CSU Health Network who helps lead the effort at the university. “This initiative aims to increase access to naloxone and overdose prevention education so that our community has this tool in case of an emergency. You don’t have to have a substance use disorder to be at risk; with both recreational drug use and addiction, the risk of death from overdose or exposure to fentanyl is a hidden danger in every community, and it’s an issue that affects almost everyone – most people know a friend, colleague or family member who may be in danger. »

As McCracken points out, even occasional drug use can put someone at risk, especially drugs containing fentanyl. CSU student results from a national survey show that 3.1% of students had used drugs such as cocaine within three months of the survey date, according to the National College Health Assessment in 2021. This could put them at risk of accidental overdose or exposure to dangerous or fatal levels of fentanyl. Additionally, over the past three years, approximately 6,200 students have voluntarily participated or been mandated to participate in counseling, educational programs, workshops, sobriety programs, or other substance use support through the University Day – Drugs, Alcohol and You – Programs.

CSU officers have been carrying Narcan for five years, and while numbers aren’t officially tracked, they believe they’ve used it twice during that time. Although the drug was not administered to a student or an employee in either case, the police were able to save the lives of those overdosing.

About fentanyl

Fentanyl is a cheap synthetic opioid that is 80 to 100 times stronger than morphine and 50 times stronger than heroin. Fentanyl can be found in pill or powder form and is often mixed with other drugs to produce cheaper substances. Therefore, some people may ingest fentanyl without knowing it. Fentanyl can be found in a variety of substances, including cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, molly, ecstasy, and other recreational drugs. Because fentanyl is strong and often hidden in other substances, accidental overdose can happen quickly and unexpectedly.

Naloxone is an FDA-approved drug – often available under the brand name Narcan. It quickly reverses opioid overdoses by blocking opioid receptors in the body. It only temporarily reverses an opioid overdose for 30 to 60 minutes; anyone who receives it should still receive emergency medical care. Naloxone is freely available in many communities across the United States.

Colorado State University already provides extensive education to students about the risks of alcohol and other drugs, and provides counseling and other support to students about substance use. Faculty and staff can access information and resources through the Employee Assistance Program.

Partners in the effort

The initiative to provide training and naloxone kits to CSU has been supported by an extensive collaborative effort that includes the Northern Larimer County Health District, the SAFE Project, the CSU School of Social Work, the CSU Health Network, Northern Colorado Harm Reduction Alliance, North Colorado Health Alliance, SummitStone Health Partners, and Ram Recovery.

The pilot program trainings took place this spring, with more than 240 people in attendance. As part of the trainings, 456 free Narcan kits were distributed and participants gave positive feedback on the program, stating that they are proud that CSU offers the training and that they appreciate that naloxone is available on campus. Narcan kits will be made available free of charge at future trainings and also made available alongside AED locations on campuses for emergency use, as well as in the CSU health network.

For more information on fentanyl and to request training on naloxone, visit https://health.colostate.edu/fentanyl-information-and-safety-tips/.

Free professional training, certifications offered by UH community colleges

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With many local employers looking to fill vacancies, including thousands of essential healthcare jobs across the state, the University of Hawaii Community colleges continue to offer free, short-term training leading to industry degrees in the resilient healthcare, technology, and skilled trades sectors through the Hana Career Pathways program. Applications for fall trainings are now available on the Hana Career Pathways website.

A variety of sessions of different lengths offered from August to December include a Certified Healthcare Nursing Aide, THIS certifications and courses such as HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and certification as an arborist in the skilled trades, leading to paid employment and apprenticeship pathways.

“Employers are stepping up their collaboration with uh Community colleges to fill important, well-paying jobs across the state,” said uh Vice President for Community Colleges Erika Lacro. “We hope that our Hawaii residents will take this opportunity for free training, with hands-on experiences and support services, to find employment in an exciting new field or to advance their careers.

The Hana Career Pathways program prepares students to apply for registered apprenticeships and related degree programs, and connects students with work-based learning opportunities such as paid internships and guaranteed interviews with local employers.

The students get CNA works

Kristie Doss-Chinggraduate nursing student (CNA) training program at Leeward Community College, was one of 10 students who were offered jobs as CNAs during training. She said the program will help students gain valuable experience in practical nursing, since CNAs are the ones who see and work the most with patients.

Nursing students working with a simulation manikin
Paths of Hana CNA coaching

“Even before the end of the course, I had a job offer in hand, like everyone else in my class. Healthcare is a growing field, and nurses and CNAs in particular are desperately needed right now all over the country, and especially here in HawaiiDoss-Ching said. “I joined the training program because I had been laid off from the job I had worked in the hospitality industry for over 30 years, since March 2020 due to COVID. I knew I am not getting any younger , that health care is a growing field, that I had experience with family members and that I could do it, I knew that I wanted to learn more about nursing skills and I needed a job, so this was a win-win opportunity for me.

More than $2 million in Hana Career Pathways funding from the U.S. Department of Education is available for tuition this year. Eligible candidates receive tuition assistance for courses and other training costs such as books and industry certification exam fees. The program is free for most eligible participants, as many courses offer a 100% subsidy to cover all costs. Complementary services are also offered to students, including advice on college and professional studies, referrals to community partners offering support services and other financial aid.

“Demand for entry-level healthcare jobs has increased significantly during the pandemic and is expected to remain high. We appreciate the collaboration with the uh Community Colleges to create programs that combine the training and employment process,” said Janna Hoshide, of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii Senior Director of Workforce Development. “Through this program, employers also provide additional on-the-job skills training to support the student’s transition to their new job. This innovative model has enabled students to start new careers in healthcare and helped our members fill critical positions, but there remains a great need for additional students to fill a variety of vacancies across the State.

Learn more and apply online for ongoing training.

Financial support for Hana Career Pathways was provided by U.S. Department of Education Federal Grant #V425G200038, Reimagining Workforce Preparation: Hana Career Pathways, in the amount of $13,370,383.58 for the period of October 1, 2020 to September 29, 2023. Ascendium Education Group, Hawaii Community Foundation and the Harold KL Castle Foundation support the uh Community college coordination with industry partners in targeted sectors identified as recession resilient in HawaiiTalent roadmap to recoveryissued by the Hawaii Executive cooperation.

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Cats Incredible, Youth Fishing Events and DNR Webinars Running on the Outdoors 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 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.
  • July 20:

    Archery in the Parks, 5:30-7 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. For further information: Christa Drake, (218) 308-2300 or by email at [email protected]

  • 5 August :

    Fishing for Kids Friday, 9-10 a.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. For further information: Christa Drake, (218) 308-2300 or by email at [email protected]

  • 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.
  • August 14:

    Lake Bemidji State Park Spring and Summer Drive, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. Sign up at the park picnic shelter anytime between 8am and 1pm, end at 3pm. Sponsored by North Star Trail Travelers, www.nstt.org.

  • August 19:

    Fishing for Kids Friday, 9-10 a.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. For further information: Christa Drake, (218) 308-2300 or by email at [email protected]

  • August 19:

    Archery in the Parks, 2-3:30 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. For further information: Christa Drake, (218) 308-2300 or by email at [email protected]

  • 20 August :

    Fishing for kids at Ludlow Pond, 10-11 a.m., Big Bog State Recreation Area, north of Waskish, Minnesota, on State Highway 72. For information: Christa Drake, (218) 308-2300 or email christa. [email protected] mn.us.

  • August 27:

    Cast Iron Cook-off, 2-3 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. Learn to cook over an open fire with a Dutch oven. For further information: Christa Drake, (218) 308-2300 or by email at [email protected]

  • September 3:

    Earth Medicine, 1-3 p.m., Big Bog State Recreation Area. Learn about the many medicinal plants that grow in the bog. For further information: Christa Drake, (218) 308-2300 or by email at [email protected]

  • 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 DockDogs 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.
  • August 6-7: Coon ‘N Crockett Muzzleloaders Black Powder Match, East Grand Forks Rod and Gun Club, 12923 480th Ave. NW, East Grand Forks. Registration 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 6 and 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on August 7. All events $15 single and $25 family. 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 Shooting and Gathering of the Plainsmen Black Powder Club, 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:

  • 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 tips 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.

League of Women Voters Hosts Gun Safety Webinars | New

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The Indiana County League of Women Voters hosted a July 20 webinar on current gun laws in Pennsylvania. Organized by the Child Advocacy Committee on Education, the webinar focused on a presentation by Private First Class Clifford Greenfield, who is the Public Information Officer and Community Services Officer for A Troop, covering the Indiana and Ebensburg.

After a brief welcome by Anne Simmons, President of the LWVIC, Susan Welch, Chair of the Child Advocacy Committee, provided a detailed introduction to Greenfield, highlighting her extensive training. Throughout most of the webinar, Greenfield provided detailed information from Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Penal Code as it pertains to gun laws.

Online workshops from July 25 to August 5 to check!

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Local Samosa is back with the weekly list of workshops to help you use your time in the best way. Sign up for one of these online workshops this week and improve your skills.

Explore these interesting online workshops and choose the one that suits you best. Learn how to crochet products, paint on fabric or try your hand at still life watercolor painting. Keep reading, because you can do a lot this week with these online workshops.

1. Crochet workshop by Amrutha

Aren’t crochet products too cute? Well, now you can make something for yourself or gift it to someone by signing up for this online workshop where entrepreneur and crochet expert Anitha Murugan will help you learn this creative craft.

When: July 25
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2. Fabric painting workshop by Rupa Arora

Brush up on your painting hobby and try your brush on fabric painting next week. Add a splash of color to your outfits and learn all about fabric painting from Rupa Arta who has been working professionally for 25 years.

When: July 25 to 28
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3. Resin Clock Workshop by Heart n Craft

Sign up for this online workshop and decorate your space with a stunning resin geode clock! Simona Dsouza is leading this workshop next week where you will learn about the procedure, resin basics, tips, tricks, how to mix pigments, pouring techniques and applying geodes.

When: July 31
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4. Rakhi Workshop by Mrignayani Creations

Rakhi is around the corner and make it special for your brother by attaching a rakhi that you have made by hand! This online workshop will help you learn how to make a lovely Rakhi and the materials will also be delivered to your doorstep. What’s better than that? So get creative this festive season.

When: July 30
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5. Brush calligraphy workshop by Letterati

Swing your brush with Surbhi who is a calligrapher, engraver and someone who has taught over 4,000 students to date. She leads this 4-day online workshop to cover everything you need to learn for brush calligraphy in detail. And so, write beautifully next week.

When: August 1 to 4
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6. Watercolor Workshop by Ranchi

Grab your brushes, paint a beautiful watercolor and bring back the nostalgia of painting. Ranchi Fineart will help you learn different aspects of still life watercolor painting in this online workshop and so if you like this art, sign up.

When: From August 5
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Police training would increase across the state under new regional proposal | by Governor Jay Inslee | Washington State Governor’s Office | Jul 2022

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State Senator John Lovick and Governor Jay Inslee watch as King County Sheriff Patti Cole-Tindall speaks in support of the regional proposal unveiled Thursday. (Photo from Governor’s Office)

State and local law enforcement officials joined Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday to announce a proposed expansion of the Criminal Justice Training Committee (CJTC). Regional campuses would help agencies address a shortage of national officers and facilitate the recruitment of officers who are more representative of their home communities.

“As we heard from law enforcement today, this effort to fund more training and establish new training locations will not only help increase the number of officers, but will also help with officer recruitment. that better reflect the communities in which they work,” Inslee said.

[VIDEO: Gov. Jay Inslee press conference on CJTC expansion]

Recruitment is a challenge across the country

A new class of correctional officers recently graduated from CJTC in late june. (Photo CJTC)

While the national unemployment rate has returned to pre-pandemic levels, many occupations continue to experience labor shortages. Data from the Police Executive Research Forum shows a 3.48% decline over two years in the overall workforce of police departments. Officer recruiting is nationally competitive – many agencies take unusual measures such as offering hiring bonuses and hosting out-of-state recruiting events to attract officers . Agencies also experienced accelerated retirement rates. Hampered by attrition and difficult recruitment, some agencies operate with a significant labor shortage.

Inslee actively helped Washington agencies compete for officers. In 2016, Inslee signed a bill to increase the salaries of Washington State Patrol officers by 5%. The following year, Inslee signed a 16% pay increase for privates and a 20% pay increase for lieutenants and captains. Overall, combined with union-negotiated wage increases, state trooper pay has risen more than 40% since 2016.

Inslee also signed legislation to protect the pensions of retired law enforcement officers from pandemic-related disruption. This year, Inslee signed a bill improving benefits for law enforcement officers by increasing retirement pay for officers with 25 or more years of service, and heeded calls from law enforcement officials signing another bill restoring important policing tactics vital to public safety.

Police support more training under regional proposal

Law enforcement officers from across the state showed up in Burien Thursday to support the proposal, saying it would help them recruit and train more people from the communities they serve.

“There is a running deficit in policing, despite all the strategies that law enforcement is trying to improve recruitment,” said Steve Crown, Wenatchee Police Department Chief and President of the Association of Washington sheriffs and police chiefs. “Sign-on bonuses, recruiting videos, in-person meetings at colleges and universities – this regional training approach is just one more piece of the puzzle that is absolutely worth completing.”

In Washington State, vacancies range from a few positions at small agencies to hundreds of positions at large agencies.

Expanding to regional campuses would speed up the process of training and certifying new hires, helping agencies fill vacancies. The expansion would also reduce the geographic barriers that trainees face in pursuing extended training. Agencies also expect the strategy to make it easier to hire more local agents, helping agencies better represent the communities they serve.

Pasco is one of the planned locations for a new regional training office, which will serve the entire Tri-Cities area.

“The regional academy concept will help us find talented officers and allow for local cultural influences that will better reflect our communities,” Pasco Police Chief Ken Roske said. “Tri-City Law Enforcement is excited about the prospect of training new police officers at a Pasco BLEA campus.”

More slots provide more options for more recruits

“Communities thrive when we have exceptionally trained men and women serving Washington State departments,” King County Sheriff Patti Cole-Tindall said. “These additional campuses will allow each region to benefit from newly appointed officers committed to upholding CJTC’s values ​​and high standards for public safety.

Law enforcement professionals statewide are each trained and certified by the CJTC. Entry-level police officers undergo 720 hours of basic law enforcement training. Side officers take an equivalency course. The CJTC also hosts advanced curricula on special investigations, crisis intervention, train-the-trainer and other topics. The vast majority of trainees complete the academy at the Burien campus. Some are trained at a Spokane campus.

The academy is housed in person at either the Burien or Spokane facilities. A centralized model ensures trainees receive consistent training, but imposes travel and scheduling challenges for trainees beyond King and Spokane counties. Many potential recruits may not be able to leave their family or job for an extended period.

“Especially for agencies in the middle of the state, trainings require agents to be away from their lives and families. If the regional campuses were closer, it’s time they came home,” said Megan Saunders, communications manager for CJTC.

Basic Law Enforcement Class 822 created a memorial plaque for deceased Seattle Police Department officer Lexi Harris as part of a class project. The monument is exhibited in the premises of the CJTC in Burien. (CJTC Photo)

State training curriculum reflects updated standards

As state laws and police best practices evolve, having training facilities closer to departments would also benefit ongoing officer training. CJTC’s evidence-based curriculum includes courses in concepts such as cognitive command training, intended to create a structured system for filtering and processing information to expand an officer’s perceptual scope. The trainings align with the latest standards approved by legislators in recent sessions.

“Demands for Commission training remain high, and the expanded regional training is just one example of how Governor Inslee and lawmakers are finding ways to meet important agency needs,” said Monica Alexander, Executive Director of CJTC. “This is an exciting time of change for police recruiting and training, and we look forward to the positive impact this expansion will have on policing in our state.”

University receives funding to provide training for peer recovery support specialists throughout West Virginia

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Marshall University received a $132,500 grant from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Office of Behavioral Health (WV DHHR BBH) to develop a workforce training center through pairs. BBH seeks to expand the capacity of the workforce of those trained and/or seeking training and/or employed or seeking employment as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist (PRSS) in West Virginia.

Dave Sanders, senior health and human resources specialist at WV DHHR BBH, says it’s important to provide a single point for peer recovery support specialists to turn to for continuing education.

“The peer [Workforce] The Training Center will be a single point of access for the Peer Recovery Support Specialist (PRSS) to locate and participate in continuing education opportunities, find recovery resources, learn more about PRSS credentials, and network with with each other,” Sanders said.

The West Virginia Peer Hub will help assist the peer workforce to access training schedules from training providers, facilitate training requests in local communities, and access technical assistance and information. other resources related to the peer workforce, such as accreditation information and other workforce-related topics.

The Peer Workforce Training Hub recently partnered with WV DHHR BBH and the West Virginia Office of Drug Control Policy and West Virginia Collegiate Recovery Network to offer McShin Foundation Training of Trainers for peer recovery coaches. Over twenty people from across the state applied and were selected for the training. They now strive to offer these trainings to their peers in their local community.

Carrie Cunningham is the West Virginia Peer Project Coordinator [Workforce] Training pole.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to develop and distribute these trainings and to have on-demand access to several trainings for peer recovery support specialists and those seeking to become certified in the state. of West Virginia,” Cunningham said. “The trainings will help prepare those who wish to take the state certification test and strengthen the peer support community.”

For more information, visit www.wvbhtraining.org/peerhub/.

Global Coding Bootcamps Market 2022 Opportunities, Key Players, Competitive and Regional Analysis by Forecast 2028 – This is Ardee

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Illinois Extension offers free webinars to prepare for disasters

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No one wakes up thinking disaster will befall them that day, but it happens every day across the country and right here in the Quad Cities. A disaster doesn’t have to affect the whole community like a derecho or a tornado; a house fire can affect a family, but have devastating consequences for them. Taking the time to plan ahead can help families and communities prepare for unexpected emergencies. That’s why the University of Illinois Extension is hosting a series of five workshops scheduled for August that will outline proactive steps to take before, during, and after a disaster.

“Knowing where to start with an emergency preparedness plan can be overwhelming and time-consuming, but being prepared can also save lives,” says Illinois Extension educator Kristin Bogdonas.

The free online workshops begin August 1 and will take place weekly at noon throughout the month. Registration is mandatory before each workshop and can be completed by clicking here. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodations to participate should contact Bogdonas at [email protected]

“The Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends that individuals and families prepare to be left alone for at least 72 hours after a disaster strikes,” Bogdonas says.

Workshop topics and dates include:

  • Creation of an emergency kit and a family communication plan: August 1
  • Securing emergency food and water: August 8
  • Identification of emergency food aid programs and resources: August 15
  • Management of storm-damaged trees: August 22
  • Prepare financially for emergencies: August 29

“In an emergency, it can take days or weeks for power to be restored,” says Bogdonas. “Tornadoes, floods, fires, blizzards, pandemics, and earthquakes all pose a risk to a safe and secure food supply in Illinois. Having an emergency supply of food and water on hand is important so that you and your family are fed and hydrated until help arrives. Temperature control, sanitation and shelf life affect food safety after a power outage, flood or fire. “Hunger does not discriminate,” says Bogdonas. “Many people in America are only one job loss, illness, or missed paycheck away from hunger. There are local, state, and national programs available to meet the needs of the population in the event of an emergency. emergency.

Illinois Extension also recommends documenting financial information and contacts before an emergency to streamline the recovery process and protect families from financial fraud.

Project Sweet Potato is used in trainings across the state

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FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — An agricultural project in Fresno County produces more than food. It will now be used in formations across California.

The Sweet Potato Project helps teens in southwest Fresno get interested in farming while teaching them life lessons.

During the program, African-American students learn how to grow, market, and sell sweet potatoes.

“Our young people, they could have done anything – they could have been out there on those streets, they could have been involved in gangs, they could have been involved in drugs, but they decided and they committed to being a part of this program to learn about leadership, about self-esteem, about agribusiness, about entrepreneurship,” Yolanda Randles told Action News in a 2020 interview.

Randles is the executive director of the West Fresno Family Resource Center, which runs the program.

The goal of the program is to keep children out of gangs and away from drugs and alcohol.

With funding from the Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health, there is also a focus on mental health awareness.

“You build community. You build safe space. You build relationships,” said division director Ahmad Bahrami. “Throughout the program they talk a bit about wellness, healthy decision-making and healthy lifestyles, and a bit about mental health. So it’s not a direct, stigmatizing way. It’s more like, like you’ By learning these things, you’re also learning about wellness and what to do if you’re having difficulty.”

The California Alliance for Child and Family Services will now use the Sweet Potato Project as an example of an innovative, non-traditional approach that can work with young people.

On July 26, organizations in California, focused on at-risk youth, are invited to attend training on the program, even to hear from participants and the benefits they have experienced.

The training event will be held in-person from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Fresno State Student Recreation Center on N. Woodrow. There will also be a virtual option. Registration is open.

Program organizers hope it will allow other organizations to plant the seeds for a better future across the state.

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Spartanburg Police and CSC conduct active training for shooters because ‘immediate action’ is more crucial

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Steve Sipe knows how crucial medical training is for law enforcement officers dealing with active shooter situations.

Sipe, who works in security at Spartanburg Medical Center, was a Greenville police officer until he was shot dead in May 1989. He has since retired from the police department and been training as part of active shooter training for law enforcement. Thursday, July 14 at Pine Street Elementary School.

“Run and don’t try to go towards the shots. Take cover and let us do what we have to do,” Sipe said. “In 1989 I was shot in the head. This training means a lot to me.”

The Spartanburg Police Department is conducting active marksmanship training sessions at Pine Street Elementary School in Spartanburg on Thursday, July 14, 2022. Police officers, school personnel and security guards are participating in the training, including the first intervention medical triage.  Investigator Michael Woodcock, left, takes part in a training exercise to save lives from blood loss.

Only law enforcement officers were permitted to participate in the July 11-14 police department training, but Spartanburg Community College’s active shooter training is open to the public, but charges a fee.

Spartanburg Community College is hosting the Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate (ALICE) Instructor Certification Training on July 18-19. ALICE is a program that trains people on how to respond to violent critical incidents.

These training programs have become more common due to the recent spate of mass shootings.

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The Spartanburg Police Department conducts active firearms training sessions at Pine Street Elementary School in Spartanburg.  Police officers, school personnel and security guards participate in the training on Thursday, July 14, 2022.

Spartanburg Community College is committed to safety

Participants in the ALICE certification course will be able to visit their companies and guide staff through scenarios. The college also plans to train its teachers and students in scenarios and how to act correctly.

“I take safety seriously, it’s my priority,” Spartanburg Community College Police Chief Kevin Powers said. “I knew the program was well known, and it’s not just a program that teaches in the classroom. I wanted something more hands-on, and this program does just that.”

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The Spartanburg Police Department is conducting active marksmanship training sessions at Pine Street Elementary School in Spartanburg on Thursday, July 14, 2022. Police officers, school personnel and security guards are participating in the training, including the first intervention medical triage.  Tactical Medic Officer Josh Cote teaches how to check a pulse and use a tourniquet to save lives from blood loss.

Spartanburg police adapt to protocol changes

Spartanburg Police Maj. Art Littlejohn said that since the Columbine massacre in April 1999, protocol in a mass shooting has been to wait for a SWAT team. Now officers are trained to act immediately because every moment is crucial to saving lives.

“Times keep changing because we learn from other events,” Littlejohn said. “When we did, many years ago, we were waiting for a SWAT team which took 45 minutes. Now we immediately enter the building because we have no time to waste. Whoever the first officer is at the scene , they will make their entrance.”

On Thursday, July 14, members of the Spartanburg Police Department and the Spartanburg Regional Health System trained on how to properly care for gunshot wounds.

“We eliminate the threat and then focus on saving lives,” Spartanburg Police Officer Nicholas Vaughn said. “If the threat is not eliminated, we will not be able to save lives.”

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Ensuring the safety of people during active fire situations

Resource officers from Spartanburg School District 7 also participated in the police department’s active shooter training at Pine Street Elementary School.

“They [the school] used to have hiding protocol and now you should walk away from the situation,” said Sean Bibler, a resource officer for Spartanburg School District 6. “Try to be a good bystander to notice the things that can help law enforcement. Give a good description of what was going on, what he looked like and the movements he was making.”

The Spartanburg Police Department conducts active firearms training sessions at Pine Street Elementary School in Spartanburg.  Principal Dennis Regnier speaks about the partnership and the value of in-school training, Thursday, July 14, 2022.

Pine Street Elementary School principal Dennis Regnier said raising awareness can also make a difference to people feeling safe.

“Knowing what the pain points in our schools are and how we can address them really helps us stay on the same page and protect our students,” Regnier said. “We do trespass drills and evacuation drills twice a year. We’ve had SWAT, county, and city members here to help and observe us. It helps communicate to our kids about the way to stay safe and not be afraid.”

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The Spartanburg Police Department is conducting active marksmanship training sessions at Pine Street Elementary School in Spartanburg on Thursday, July 14, 2022. Police officers, school personnel and security guards are participating in the training, including the first intervention medical triage.  Tactical Officer Medic Josh Cote, right, teaches officers, including Nic Vaughn, center, how to save lives from blood loss.

Online workshops from July 22 to July 31 to check!

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Local Samosa is back with the weekly list of workshops to help you use your time in the best way. Sign up for one of these online workshops this week and improve your skills.

Explore these interesting online workshops and choose the one that suits you best. Learn to paint sculptures, bake brownies or try your hand at kathak. Keep reading, because you can do a lot this week with these online workshops.

1. Calligraphy workshop by Be Your Own Genie

Richa is a calligraphy and lettering artist and has led many workshops on the same subject. Next week, she’ll help you learn everything about brush calligraphy, from the seated posture to the blending technique and everything else that this art form needs. Sign up and write artistically.

When: July 22 to July 24
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2. Brownie workshop by Aditi Goyal

If you love baking and love brownies, this workshop is for you. Learn how to cook melt-in-your-mouth eggless brownies with Aditi Goyal, Pastry Chef, Content Creator and Educator. Know several flavor variations and make a new tray of hot chocolate brownies without condensed milk or curds.

When: July 23
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3. Resin workshop by Art Local

Sapna is a self-taught resin artist who does almost all types of resin artwork, including very cool neon resin art (that’s just wow stuff). Next week, she’s hosting another online resin nameplate workshop where she’ll teach you floral styling and marble styling. Sign up because resin art is pretty!

When: July 23
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4. Kathak Workshop by Divya Dwivedi

It’s time to dance your heart out and sign up for this online kathak workshop. If you have been interested in the classical dance genre and want to learn it, this workshop can be the first step towards it. Divya Dwivedi is a Kathak dancer and has been teaching the same for 14 years. Learn from the best and join.

When: July 23 and 24
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5. Russian Sculpture Painting Workshop by Bala Nivetha

Try your knives on the art of sculpture Painting with Bala Nivetha, resin and sculpture artist, educator and illustrator. She is definitely a pro when it comes to sculpture painting and so if you are also interested, sign up for this beginner friendly workshop.

When: July 23 and 24
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6. Macrame workshop by Snehi Shah

Snehi Shah has taught over 700 participants so far and is planning another macrame workshop with her. In this one, she’ll help you learn macrame knots, measurements, and even the details of the best cord supplier with important tips and tricks. Sign up and start your own macrame business, maybe?

When: July 23 and 24
Contact: 8355869426

7. Tea cake workshop by the Boulangerie des Œillets

Turn your tea time into something delicious and taste different types of tea cakes. If you are the family/gang cook, sign up for this workshop as home baker Kritika will teach 7 different types of tea cakes and bake them.

When: July 30 and 31
Contact: 91 8837641250

8. Hormone Imbalance Online Workshop by BFY Sports

Exercising regularly is essential for endocrine health, as it can help balance hormones like cortisol, insulin, and thyroid hormones. To learn how a good diet and fitness program can make a difference, sign up for this workshop and say hello to a healthy lifestyle.

When: July 31
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CIC will host public webinars with BSP

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THE Credit Information Corp. (CIC), the country’s only public credit registry and credit information repository, in partnership with Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), will host the webinar series “#AdvanceMagisip: The CIC Credit Report and the Basics of saving and building up your wealth” on July 21.

The session will cover practical financial skills such as the importance of saving, different ways to save, and building and maintaining good credit. This webinar series is part of this year’s celebration of Savings Awareness Week, pursuant to Presidential Proclamation 380, Series of 1994.

“CIC continues to promote to our fellow Filipinos the importance and value of the CIC credit report in their journey towards achieving their financial goals. Through this webinar, we aim to share how saving helps maintain ‘a good credit rating,’ said the president of the CIC. and CEO Ben Joshua Baltazar said.

The webinar, which falls under CIC Academy, CIC’s flagship educational program, will feature CIC resource speakers Mr. Romeo Ofrin, Chief Marketing Specialist, and Bank Manager BSP Atty. Clarence Joseph Zosa.

“The CIC credit report is the equivalent of a regular health record, except it’s about your credit health. With it, you’ll be able to monitor how your past credit behavior has affected your health and your current financial status,” Baltazar said.

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“This Savings Awareness Week, CIC aims to highlight how saving is a need, not an option, for good financial health and good creditworthiness,” he added.


North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission offering deer hunting and dealing with webinars

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RALEIGH, NC (WNCN)—The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will offer two webinars on deer hunting and processing.

Officials said new hunters are encouraged to attend, and the webinars will cover an introduction to deer hunting and treatment steps.

“Both webinars are intended to help novice hunters for the upcoming white-tailed deer season, which opens September 10,” said Walter “Deet” James, hunter engagement coordinator at the Wildlife Commission. “This is a fantastic opportunity for people who may not have access to an existing hunting community of family and friends. Each session will be followed by a Q&A session led by agency staff and volunteers.

The first webinar will cover habits, habitats, essential gear, safety and other essential topics, the officials shared.

The second webinar will cover processing, from field dressing to safe meat handling and more.

Officials said they will also discuss chronic wasting disease detection in North Carolina and what that means with the new regulations.

The webinars will take place on August 9 and 11 from 7 to 8 p.m. To register click here.

The nonprofit offers free training for doulas of color in Minnesota

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This story comes to you from MPR News, through a partnership with Sahan Journal.

Natasha Lancour is the mother of five children.

Each time she gave birth, Lancour, of Duluth, says she felt unable to seek the postpartum help she needed.

“During work it can be so rushed, everything is so fast. I wanted to know what it is like to breastfeed my child for the first time. I’ve never breastfed before,” she said.

As she reflects on her births, Lancour now wonders if having a doula — a non-medically trained professional who supports clients physically and emotionally through the birthing process — might have been the answer. Especially if this doula, says Lancour, was black, like her.

“I’ve always experienced birth as a kind of violence,” Lancour said. “And when I was introduced to doula birth, it was something that I thought every woman should have access to, to have support in the community.”

Lancour recently participated in a free four-day doula training in hopes of bringing the service to clients in Duluth, where she is from.

The training is hosted by Everyday Miracles, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit that helps clients connect with doulas. Blue Cross and Minnesota’s Blue Shield, the state’s largest nonprofit health insurer, pay for the program. The training aims to recruit more doulas of color – who represent a slice of the already small doula workforce.

Behind this effort is a growing body of research that suggests doulas can have a positive impact on birth outcomes.

Pregnancy support for someone who is not a family member or hospital employee can have positive results during and after birth, said Katy Backes Kozhimannil, professor of public health at the University of Minnesota, which studied the role of doulas in the birthing process.

“Everything from higher levels of satisfaction and sense of agency to things like lower rates of preterm birth, lower use of painkillers, and lower rates of surgical birth when not necessary,” Backes Kozhimannil said.

But despite these positive results, doulas remain financially and logistically out of reach for many pregnant women — especially women of color, she said.

Natasha Lancour portrays a portrait during a break from a doula training workshop. Credit: Derek Montgomery | MPR News

‘Someone who looks like you’

Research shows that women of color and their babies face higher death rates and more medical issues during childbirth — disparities tied to generations of institutional racism embedded in the healthcare system.

Doulas could help improve birth outcomes, especially when doulas share similar racial and ethnic backgrounds with their clients, said Ashley Kidd-Tatge, doula and outreach coordinator for Everyday Miracles.

There is something so important about bringing someone into arguably the most vulnerable space and time… Having someone like you in the birthing room can make a difference medically, emotionally, physically, spiritually, at all levels.

Ashley Kidd-Tatge, doula and outreach coordinator for Everyday Miracles

“There’s something so important about someone stepping into arguably the most vulnerable space and time,” she said. “Having someone like you in the birthing room can make a difference medically, emotionally, physically, spiritually, on every level.”

Researchers have not yet investigated whether doulas have an impact on death rates and medical complications among pregnant women and women giving birth, Backes Kozhimannil said.

But she sees an important role specifically for more doulas of color to help pregnant women of color who have been marginalized within the healthcare system for generations.

Backes Kozhimannil points, for example, to his own research that shows a higher breastfeeding rate among mothers of color who employed a doula.

Easing the path to parenthood is even more important for people of color, she said.

“It is important, especially for black and indigenous people who are born into a system that we know is suffering [from] structural racism, and which we know produces inequitable outcomes, not just in childbirth, but throughout life,” Backes Kozhimannil said.

A tangle of barriers

Yet access to doula care is uneven, even though the state’s Medicaid program, called Medical Assistance, has covered the service since 2013.

The program serves a disproportionate number of people of color, but very few of those clients use the doula benefit.

“Something was wrong. And we had to try to figure out what was going on,” said Amy Bloomquist, director of population health design at Blue Cross.

The health insurer partnered with Everyday Miracles to find out what was holding the program back.

What they discovered was a tangle of challenges and obstacles.

To start, Medicaid reimburses doulas $47 for each visit and less than $500 for each birth. Bloomquist said that’s about a third of what people pay out of pocket for the service.

“You only have a limited number of slots in your schedule. And when you can get less than $500 slot versus $1,500 slot,” she said. It’s obvious.”

So Blue Cross doubled the doula payment for Medicaid-covered births — still not as much as a private paying patient, but closer.

And it worked with Everyday Miracles to submit more claims at regular intervals, so doulas get paid throughout the process, instead of one payment at the start of the relationship with their client and another at birth. of the baby.

These are big improvements because babies show up when they want to, said Debby Prudhomme, director of Everyday Miracles.

“Doulas do very, very valuable work. This is a difficult work. It’s a lot of time. It puts your life on hold,” she said.

But Prudhomme said reimbursement rates are still too low.

“The fact remains, you can train doulas all day. If they can’t earn a living wage, we don’t remove that barrier,” she said.

Free doula training

In addition to low reimbursement rates, there are too few doulas of color in Minnesota, especially in rural areas. So, in conjunction with Blue Cross, Everyday Miracles runs free four-day doula training programs aimed at expanding the workforce — like the one Lancour attended.

Joining Lancour in the lineup was Oyate Nixon. She had a doula for the birth of her child who was knowledgeable about Native traditions. Nixon, who identifies as Native American, said it improved her birth experience and she wants to share that support with her clients.

“I’m thrilled to have that sigh of relief when they see me walk through the door and they’re like, ‘Wow, she’s Native too.’ You know, it’s like, it’s this automatic sense of relativity between us that I think is very important for them to feel comfortable and supported.

Oyate Nixon portrays a portrait during a break from a doula training workshop.
Oyate Nixon portrays a portrait during a break from a doula training workshop. Credit: Derek Montgomery | MPR News

Kozhimannil, whose research influenced the state’s decision to extend Medicaid coverage to doula services, said the Blue Cross model holds promise.

“I am so happy to see the attention to greater investment in doula services, the attention to racial and geographic equity in the distribution of doula services. I think that’s an example of things going well.

At the end of the year, Bloomquist says Blue Cross will analyze its work to find out if more of its Medicaid members have used doulas. The insurer will modify the program based on what they learn.

But Bloomquist said one thing won’t change: These higher reimbursement rates for doulas are permanent.

Correction (June 16, 2022): This story has been updated to correct the amount reimbursed by Medicaid for doula work.

Webinars: The Future of Online Business

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Webinars are quickly becoming a powerful marketing tool and they are extremely easy to use. It’s a fantastic way to connect with your existing customers, attract new ones, and improve your brand awareness. In this article, we’ll explore why webinars should be a key part of your online strategy.

How to create and host a successful webinar?

You’ve probably heard the word “webinar” used a lot over the past few years. But what is a webinar? Why should you use it? And how do you create and host a successful webinar?

A webinar, or webinar, is an event that individuals can attend via video or audio conferencing. These events are usually recorded so that people who were unable to attend live can watch them at their convenience. Integrating webinars into your business:

• Can help you expand your audience and reach more people than ever before.

• Can build your brand by offering valuable content that helps people learn new skills or gain knowledge about products and services they’d like to buy from you (which can lead to sales).

Creating the perfect webinar is a mix of buyer psychology and business savvy.

Businesses are now using webinars as a key tool in their marketing strategy.

Businesses are now using webinars as a key tool in their marketing strategy to reach a wider audience, grow their brand, and get more leads. With the growing popularity of webinars, it has become imperative for businesses to determine how they can effectively use this outlet to drive results.

The most important question every business leader should ask themselves before starting a webinar is, “What kind of results do I want to get from the webinar?” The answer will help you determine whether hosting an online event on your own or hiring someone makes more sense for your business needs.

Let’s first look at how business leaders can use webinars as an effective marketing tool.

Webinars can help you grow your brand.

The number of potential customers you can reach through a webinar is unlimited, which is why professionals view webinars as a flexible and lucrative way to maximize their reach. Since the webinars are recorded, they can be viewed at any time by people who haven’t had the chance to watch them live.

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The information provided in a webinar helps the audience solve problems or achieve certain goals they have in mind, making them more receptive to your brand and products. Webinars provide an opportunity to build trust with the audience by being transparent, honest, and helpful – qualities that are lacking in many industries today.

Who should use webinars?

Webinars are a great way to build brand awareness and generate leads, but they can also increase your sales and help you attract new customers.

A webinar is a great tool for introducing your company’s products or services to a new audience or even for re-introducing yourself after some time away from the industry. You can use the webinar as an opportunity to showcase who you are as a business, what makes your business unique, and why people should choose you over other online retailers that offer similar products or services.

This can be done by sharing testimonials from current customers who are happy with their experience with your business (including photos of them using their purchases), sharing information about how long it took them to receive their order (if applicable), showing photos of employees at workstations in their office space with signage indicating which employee is responsible for which department within the organization (e.g. Human Resources). If these visuals aren’t engaging people enough, consider creating infographics instead.

Webinars are a great tool to build a like-minded community and positively impact the industry. They give consumers access to experts who can answer questions about the topics that matter most to them while providing useful information, such as tips/tricks on how best to implement these ideas in everyday life, without never to have left the house. You need to engage your audience throughout the webinar or presentation if you want to get real results or achieve an end goal. Just be sure to speak to and with your audience.

Webinars have changed the way companies approach their customers.

A few decades ago, people spread their message through print advertisements. Fast forward to today, businesses use multiple channels to reach more people and reach more. In the end, they spent considerable sums without knowing whether or not they had succeeded in interacting with their consumers.

The best part about webinars is that they’re usually cheap to host and do the job pretty well when it comes to face-to-face interactions with your audience – all you need is a reliable internet connection. and a webcam or phone camera. . You can even use free hosting sites like Zoom or YouTube Live if you want to get started right away.

Webinars can also encourage interaction between you and your audience; it allows them to ask questions directly rather than asking them to post comments on social media posts or emails, which may never be answered because they feel ignored by brands who only care to sell products instead of providing value before any sale!

Conclusion

Webinars have changed the way companies approach their customers. They allow you to dynamically interact with your audience and can be used for marketing, customer support or even sales purposes. This is why webinars are one of the major trends that are changing the marketing paradigm of the new era.

So if you have an online business, using webinars is one of the best ways to engage your customers. What if you don’t have an online business yet? Webinars could be the perfect starting point for you.

GWP sponsors workshops and online courses for students

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Ben Edmonds, the founder of Innovation Ben, runs a weekly inventors club for children online and visits schools across the UK to help with STEM-related activities. Having seen a significant increase in interest in his classes, Edmonds found himself using an increasing amount of corrugated cardboard.

GWP stepped in to sponsor his workshops and courses by providing the materials he uses.

Edmonds said: “I have been running my workshops since 2017 and have started offering more online classes during the pandemic. But as the number of sessions increased, I found myself using more and more cardboard material.

“I worked with GWP within Dyson for several years so I was eager to get them on board. When I approached them they were eager to help me.

“GWP’s way of working, thought processes and products fit perfectly with what I’m trying to achieve. I am thrilled that we have the opportunity to inspire future generations of world changers through a mutual love of cardboard.

Ruth Cook, Group Managing Director of GWP, added: “We have noticed a real lack of suitable candidates when recruiting for engineering and design roles as a business. Getting kids to not only engage, but also get excited about STEM subjects and design is key to averting a looming skills gap – and the work Ben is doing will make a big difference.

“Ben’s enthusiasm and passion for inspiring the next generation of engineers and inventors shines through. So when he approached us, we were delighted to be able to help him.

California spent $50,000 on ‘racial equity’ trainings for Department of Fish and Wildlife: nonprofit

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A conservative nonprofit estimated that California has spent more than $500 million on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, including nearly $50,000 on ‘Racial Equity’ for the State Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The Center for Organizational Research and Education (CORE), a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization, called DEI initiatives the Golden State’s “next billion-dollar industry” in its new report on critical spending based on on race theory in California.

“Diversity, equity and inclusion is becoming California’s newest billion-dollar industry — at taxpayer expense,” CORE principal researcher Will Coggin told Fox News Digital on Monday. “It’s everywhere, from kindergarten classrooms to the Department of Fish and Wildlife.”

“Instead of effectively tackling issues like housing, crime, or homelessness, California officials chose to line the pockets of well-connected diversity consultants,” he continued.

Fox News Digital exclusively obtained the new report, which writes that “California public institutions have seized the opportunity to increase their budgets and implement ultra-progressive policies often without public awareness.”

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“This analysis summarizes the results of nearly 400 California Public Records Act requests sent to state and local governments, as well as higher education institutions and K-12 school districts,” the report said. . “The findings are unequivocal: expenditures related to DEI and critical race-theory-framed activities constitute a large and growing component of taxpayer-funded expenditures at all levels of the California government.”

CORE received a response for almost half of their sun law inquiries, reporting that the Golden State has “spent nearly half a billion dollars on DEI projects alone” from the data received “with a majority of responses encapsulating FY2020 to FY2022”.

“This report provides conservative estimates of DEI-related expenditures and takes into account the proportion of pending document requests,” the report states. “This data indicates that something called ‘diversity, equity and inclusion’ is easily worth $1 billion in spending in the Golden State.”

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A nonprofit organization says California has spent nearly half a billion dollars on DEI initiatives.
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Several entities in the report spent state tax money on woke initiatives, such as the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, which spent “$49,500 on contracts for trainings and workshops on “Racial Equity” for Employees)”, and the California High-Speed ​​​​Rail Authority, which lost “nearly $29,000 in consultants budgeted for the 2021-22 fiscal year as part of its efforts to form a diversity task force.

The California Department of Conservation lost nearly $180,000 on DEI initiatives, in fiscal year 2020-21, which “included nearly $88,000 in training focused on critical race theory and themes of racial equity by well-connected entrepreneurs within the State of California”.

The Department of Conservation also spent $9,000 on copies of Ibrahim X. Kendi’s critical race theory book, ‘How to Be an Anti-Racist,’ specifically for distribution to staff, including oil and gas engineers. “supervised” and “seniors” of the department. Geological Energy Management Division,” with an email marked as “high priority.”

Additionally, the California Department of Water Resources was also another source of DEI spending, spending “more than $414,000 on DEI goals in fiscal years 2020 and 2021.”

“This was part of an $854,000 budget for the department’s Office of Workplace Equality in fiscal year 2020-21, which grew to over $906,000 the following year,” CORE wrote. “In this budget was a full-time ‘DEI staff member’, who earned $163,639 in salary and benefits in fiscal year 2020-21 and $171,747 the following year. The Department also conducted various anti-racism training sessions totaling $53,000 over a two-year period.

The report also found that below the state level, Golden State counties and cities spent a total of “$110 million at the county level and nearly $90 million at the city level.” » public funding for DEI initiatives.

Government agencies aren’t the only parts of the Golden State that are motivated by DEI initiatives and programs. Schools also participate and employees disparage parents who push back against the woke ideology.

A California director of equity and inclusion at the Poway Unified School District has blasted parents who disagree with his agenda as “resisters,” according to meeting briefing notes obtained by Fox News Digital.

The meeting was organized by JEDI – which stands for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. According to the group’s president, Casey Doan, it is organized by the Palomar Council PTA in the Poway Unified School District. Additionally, on the group’s website, they claim to work directly with the district.

At a September 13, 2021 meeting, the district’s Director of Equity, Dr. Shawntanet Jara, was asked about its agenda. “What will be your approach to the refusal of parents? »

Dr. Jara said, according to the summary of the meeting, “Refoulement is nothing new. It’s noisy but little… [L]look Org[anization] Theory of change: 20% are resisting, 20% wish they had started 5 years ago, 60% are just floating in the middle. I put my attention on people who were ready to move. There is a price to pay for this. But so be it. I have to sleep at night and I need to know that what I did was in the service of the children. My goal/job is not to change their minds. I am clear on this and ready to articulate this to the resisters. Doesn’t need to be argumentative. It’s just factual. We can disagree and still agree.

California Governor Gavin Newsom’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

Jewish interest in active shooter training skyrockets after recent attacks –

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When the new Community Safety Initiative in New York City began offering active shooter response training shortly after its inception in February 2020, there seemed to be limited interest among local synagogues and Jewish institutions.

In two years, only about five Jewish institutions in the area have received such training, according to Mitch Silber, executive director of the Jewish Community Program.

But one Shabbat morning last January, a British Pakistani man took four people hostage at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, threatening their lives for more than 11 hours before the rabbi orchestrated a daring escape.

At the appropriate moment, Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker shouted for the hostages to run and threw a chair at the assailant, allowing him and the two remaining hostages (one had been freed hours earlier) to escape. escape alive. An armed tactical team then entered the synagogue and shot the terrorist.

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Afterwards, Cytron-Walker said that he and the other hostages survived thanks to the active threat security training they received.

“Over the past few years we’ve had training – it’s not training, it’s, I guess, courses, instruction – with the FBI, with the Colleyville Police Department, with the Anti League -defamation, with Secure Community Network, and they really teach you in those times that if you’re in the moment where your life is threatened, you have to do whatever you can,” he said in an interview with CBS TV. “To get to safety, you have to do everything you can to get out.”

The Colleyville episode had repercussions on the Jewish community of New York. In the days that followed, the Community Safety Initiative received about 75 requests for active threat training from leaders of synagogues, day schools and other Jewish institutions, according to Silber, who previously worked on a initiative assessing threats to Jewish communities in Europe for Jews. businessman and philanthropist Ronald Lauder and as Director of Intelligence Analysis for the New York Police Department.

Amid heightened concerns about threats to the Jewish community, Silber’s organization — created by the UJA-Federation of New York and run in partnership with the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York — has worked to respond to this demand and to provide those who work in and use Jewish institutions with the know-how to feel, and hopefully be, less vulnerable to such attacks.

The deadly July 4 parade shooting in the heavily Jewish suburb of Highland Park, Illinois underscores the dangers not just for Jews, several of whom were among the victims, but for Americans everywhere.

The Community Safety Initiative has eight people who provide training to synagogue leaders, clergy, teachers, and congregants, among others. In a typical session, an instructor reviews past shootings, such as the 2019 attack in California at the Chabad Synagogue in Poway, where a woman was killed and three others injured.

“Among a number of questions, we discuss what turned out to be the behaviors and actions taken by people in these situations that were predictive of a greater possibility of survival,” Silber said.

Instructors discuss creating a “culture of safety” – meaning, for example, creating a safety committee that could include clergy, maintenance staff and local law enforcement .

“When you think of your favorite athlete, team or musician, do they get good at what they do and then stop training? No, definitely not,” said Bill Hayes, regional security manager for the Community Security Initiative of Westchester and Bronx. during a recent virtual training. “Similarly, security is not a spectator sport. This requires the full involvement of the whole community.

Hayes and others also stress the importance of access control.

That means considering how to examine those who should be examined without intruding or inconveniencing others or creating an environment that creates a negative mood for those who should be inside the building, Hayes explained.

If an attacker manages to enter the building, the choices are: “Run. To hide. Fight” and they are not necessarily sequential in their usefulness.

The goal is to “buy time and spare us until the police arrive,” said Liron Filiby, regional security manager for Long Island.

Trainees also practice possible responses to an attack.

“If you evacuate, where are you going? Filiby said. “If you hide, how do you do that? How to close the door? Do you have a lock on the door? If you fight, how do you fight? Now we don’t teach people how to fight. We teach them the principle of where to position themselves against an attacker to delay their entry into the secure shelter-in-place area.

UJA-Federation of New York decided to invest in the Community Safety Initiative after the 2018 shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh that left 11 dead in what was the deadliest anti-Semitic attack ever recorded in the United States, as well as the attack on a Chabad in Poway, California, which left one person dead.

But those assaults haven’t led to the same demand for active threat training, Silber observed. He speculated that the result in Pittsburgh may have been so horrific that the country’s Jews failed to realize the usefulness of active shooter training.

“Even if they had received training,” Silber said of the Tree of Life congregation, “and even if that alleviated the situation, I don’t think the message that the wider Jewish community got from it was: Do this training. It will be useful.

But in Colleyville, the circumstances were different: The rabbi’s actions clearly made the difference.

“I think unfortunately being Jewish in 2022 in the United States means you have to prepare for things that have unfortunately become far too common,” Silber said.

Mitch Silber, executive director of the Community Security Initiative, runs an active threat training program at an American synagogue. (Courtesy of Mitch Silber)

In 2021, more than 2,700 anti-Semitic incidents in the United States were reported to the Anti-Defamation League and its partners, according to the group’s annual report34% more than the ADL counted in 2020 and the highest number since the organization began tracking such incidents in 1979.

The Community Security Initiative also monitors online threats, employing a threat intelligence analyst who scours mainstream social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as the darker corners of the internet.

The analyst looks for posts that might be worth alerting law enforcement to a possible threat – for example, if there appears to be a clear and present threat or if a specific institution is named. The public can also play an important role by reporting anti-Semitic messages to the Community Safety Initiative.

During in-person training at the community synagogue in Sands Point, New York, Filiby showed staff safe places to hide and provided advice such as closing blinds during an attack, Jeff Rembrandt recalled, executive director of the Reformed congregation.

“Most shooters are looking for soft targets,” said Rembrandt, who has taken part in several trainings. “They don’t shoot in rooms where they don’t know what’s going on. So close the shutters, lock the door and you’ll make it a tough target.

At the Kehillath Shalom Synagogue, a rebuilding congregation in the woods of Huntington, New York, attendees of a training course asked Filiby whether they should exit through the front door or the back door during an attack, said recalled Rabbi Lina Zerbarini.

Filiby said recent attackers entered through the front door, but the advice, of course, is to run in the opposite direction of the attack. He also stressed the importance of conducting drills regularly, Zerbarini said.

Based on Filiby’s recommendation, the congregation placed blinds on its front windows.

“We’re trying to find the balance between not feeling like we’re in a fortress,” Zerbarini said, “not feeling like you have to isolate yourself from the world, not feeling like you have to exclude others — but also being realistic .”

This story was sponsored and produced in partnership with UJA-Federation of New York, which cares about Jews around the world and New Yorkers from all walks of life, responds to crises near and far, and shapes the Jewish future. This article was produced by the JTA Native Content Team.


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Galvanizing bootcamps and student results – Forbes Advisor

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Galvanize offers Hack Reactor bootcamps, which teach learners how to become well-rounded software engineers. These bootcamps welcome full-time and part-time students. One of Galvanize’s Hack Reactor bootcamps requires learners to have basic coding knowledge. The other serves those with no coding experience.

Whether you are looking for a career change or want to develop your software engineering skills, a Galvanize Hack Reactor bootcamp may be right for you.

What is Galvanize?

Galvanize is a learning community that offers immersive software engineering bootcamps, coworking spaces across the country, and corporate training. Galvanize has an alumni network of over 10,000 graduates.

The organization publishes data on graduate outcomes through its Directive on the Publicity of Graduate Results (GRAD) report.

How much does galvanizing cost?

All Galvanize Hack Reactor bootcamps cost one flat rate of $17,980 for part-time and full-time options. Although the upfront cost may seem daunting, Galvanize offers a variety of payment options to lessen the sticker shock:

  • Pay in multiple times. Pay half of your tuition on the first day of your course. Pay the rest when you are halfway through the program.
  • Revenue sharing agreements. This option allows you to pay your tuition in monthly installments after you complete bootcamp and get a job that pays at least $60,000 per year. You are responsible for a $100 deposit at the start of the program. Your monthly payments are equal to 10% of your income. You will not pay more than 53 monthly payments.
  • Scholarships. Some students may qualify for full scholarships through Galvanize.
    Financing possibilities. Galvanize partners with lenders Ascent and Climb Credit to help students finance their tuition.

If you are a veteran, you may be eligible for funding through the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Online Bootcamps offered by Galvanize

Galvanize offers a variety of full-immersion bootcamps that can prepare you for a career in software engineering. These bootcamps are available as part-time or full-time programs, meeting a variety of student needs.

Full immersion bootcamps provide a learning experience where students gain the skills and knowledge needed to work as a software engineer. Online students learn from instructors in live sessions, work collaboratively with classmates on programming projects, and even receive one-on-one mentorship from team leaders.

Galvanize offers bootcamps that last 12, 19, or 36 weeks.

Hack Reactor – Immersive Online Software Engineering

Completion time: 12 weeks

Course format: The course is offered in a live online format.

Can the courses be taken entirely online? Yes. You can also apply to one of Galvanize’s campuses to learn alongside other students in your area.

Careers, this course prepares learners to:

This course prepares learners for careers in software engineering. According to Galvanize’s GRAD report, job titles for graduates include software engineer, full-stack engineer, front-end engineer, and software developer.

Overview of what to expect in this course:

Upon completion of this course, you can expect to be qualified to work as a full-stack JavaScript developer. This bootcamp also prepares you for the job search through practical interviews and CV assistance. This program is intensive and you are expected to work 11 hours a day, six days a week, working both individually and in pairs.

The first week teaches the basics of computer science and software engineering. After learning the basics, you master the basics of JavaScript by working with realistic code bases to understand the front-end and back-end components of web applications.

To conclude the course, you collaborate with other learners on several projects. You can expect to develop your own app from scratch, strengthen your coding skills, and learn about advanced team dynamics.

Hack Reactor – Immersive Online Software Engineering (Part-Time)

Completion time: 36 weeks

Course format: The course is offered online through Galvanize’s Learn platform.

Can the courses be taken entirely online? Yes. It uses the same schedule as the full-time program, spreading it out at a more relaxed pace.

Careers, this course prepares learners to:

Like the full-time program, this course prepares learners for careers in software engineering. Graduates hold job titles such as software engineer, full-stack engineer, front-end engineer, and software developer.

Overview of what to expect in this course:

You can expect to acquire the same knowledge and skills as in the full-time version of this program, but at a slower pace. This bootcamp lasts 36 weeks. Classes take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pacific Standard Time two weeknights a week and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

Like the full-time program, the part-time program teaches fundamental concepts and strategies and advanced web development. Students complete front-end and back-end capstone projects to prepare them for careers in software engineering.

Hack Reactor – Immersive software engineering with JavaScript and Python

Completion time: 19 weeks

Course format: The course is offered entirely online in a live format. It comprises four modules spread over 19 weeks.

Can the courses be taken entirely online? Yes. Like other Galvanize bootcamps, this program includes live instruction, a rich classroom experience, paired programming, and even after-hours events to support your learning.

Careers, this course prepares learners to:

Immersive software engineering bootcamp with JavaScript and Python prepares learners for careers in software engineering. Graduates have landed jobs at some of the best-known technology companies such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Apple.

Overview of what to expect in this course:

This bootcamp can teach you how to build robust web applications. This program was developed for people who have no previous coding experience and want to start their software engineering career. The program focuses on managing large amounts of data and working on applications that use a cloud platform.

The course is divided into four modules. The first module teaches you the basic knowledge and skills of a full-stack developer. These include writing the code to build websites, managing databases, and securing your web applications. The second module involves scaling web applications using modern software architecture methods. In the third module, you learn how to manage and secure large amounts of data. The last module prepares you for the job search.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Galvanizing

How much does Galvanize cost?

All Galvanize Hack Reactor bootcamps are $17,980. Depending on eligibility, students can pay for their bootcamp tuition in advance, in two parts, through a revenue-sharing agreement, with scholarships, funded by Galvanize’s lending partners or with VA benefits.

Galvanize is not accredited. Accreditation for bootcamps did not exist until recently, and very few bootcamps hold accreditation now. Galvanize’s lack of accreditation may not limit your job prospects. Based on the organization GRAD report 2021, 78.3% of Hack Reactor Immersive Software Engineering Bootcamp graduates secured employment within 180 days of completing the program. Employed graduates earned a median annual salary of $95,000.

Will the GI Bill® pay for the coding bootcamp?

If you are eligible for Veter Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC), you may be able to use your GI Bill funding to pay for a coding bootcamp. Only Galvanize’s 12-week program is currently eligible for VET TEC.


The Clerk of the District Court Office will attend trainings on the new case management system

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GREEN RIVER — The District Court Clerk’s office is gearing up for some exciting changes in the coming months.

Starting next week, July 11, the office will be understaffed for two weeks while they all attend mandatory trainings in Cheyenne to prepare for the new FCE case management system. Half of the office will be gone the week of July 11 and the other half the week of July 18. District Court Clerk DonnaLee Bobak and Belinda, her chief deputy, are spending separate weeks, so one of them will be in the office during that time.

On August 10, the current case management system will be closed and the office will operate manually. Pleadings will still be filed and processed; however, the office will not be able to enter them into the new system until the conversion is complete. August 13 is the program conversion date and the office will go live on August 15 with its new system.

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During this transition, the north office will be temporarily closed and all services will be available at the main office during normal business hours.

“We will be working overtime to make sure this challenge is as successful and smooth as possible,” Bobak said. “I ask for your understanding and patience as we implement this more comprehensive program.”

Coding bootcamps offer great opportunities for future developers

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Getting a computer science degree from a four-year college used to be the only path to a well-paying tech job, but those days are over. Coding bootcamps are now an equally viable option for many jobs.

It seems that the developers understand this, because in the last Stack Overflow Developer Survey, 70% of respondents said they learned to code online, compared to 62% of respondents who learned at a college or university. In the previous year’s survey, only 60% of respondents used e-learning.

And companies have changed their hiring requirements to account for these new teaching methods.

Google, for example, is one of the big companies that removed the requirement that applicants have a four-year degree.

And it’s not just forward-thinking tech companies making the switch; Even the US government has updated its hiring guidelines to become more skill-based.

According to Greg Shields, senior director of IT Ops skills of the development platform Plural viewthis move by the federal government is significant in the move toward moving away from four-year degree requirements.

It sends a really big signal not just to businesses that work with the federal government, but to businesses around the world “that if it’s something that can work for the bureaucracy, it can also work for your organization,” Shields said. .

More and more companies are realizing the benefits of bootcamps or other online training programs, and seeing that they can be just as valuable as a college education, and in some cases, can be better.

A 2021 study from SwitchUp, which provides bootcamp rankings, found that bootcamps offer roughly the same, and sometimes higher, placement rates as computer science degrees from well-known universities.

Four bootcamps in the study have employment rates of at least 80% within a year, which is higher than some of the well-known IT universities. For example, the California Institute of Technology has a 64% employment rate, Stanford University has a 61% employment rate, and MIT has a 56% employment rate.

According to Shields, one of the biggest benefits of bootcamps is their ability to keep up with changing technology. He finds it difficult for universities to keep up. He recalled his own experience in college where some of the courses he took were aimed at teaching technologies that had been outdated for several years.

Dr. Christina Hupy, senior education program manager at GitLab, echoed that sentiment in a episode 2021 from the SD Times podcast, “What the Dev?” She explained that colleges don’t typically teach concepts like DevOps, which means graduates might not be fully prepared for what to expect in the job market.

“I would say that most college graduates who study computer science and learn coding come out of their degree program with a really good understanding of coding fundamentals…And then from there it really varies, but from Generally speaking, we find that the DevOps process itself, and the DevOps steps are not taught.And that includes all the way from the beginning of the planning phase to security and monitoring.This approach and this culture are not specifically taught in universities,” Hupy said.

Shields also pointed out that bootcamps can increase the pool of candidates and attract people who may not have access to the traditional educational path, either financially or simply cannot commit to four years. at school. In fact, the SwitchUp study claimed that, on average, bootcamps cost about 10% of the cost of a computer science degree and could be completed in months rather than years.

He believes that this move towards more skills-based recruitment will be more effective in placing the “right people in the right places”.

Shields also advises companies to have their own development programs to upskill their own employees and keep up with changing technology, so the learning doesn’t stop once someone is hired. According to Shields, setting up one of these programs can be as simple as setting aside time at the company for him.

“At our company, we have a period every two weeks that is just blocked on everyone’s calendars for internal learning,” Shields explained. “And when you have programs like that, it sends a really good signal, a cultural signal, so that people feel comfortable stepping away from day-to-day activities or business and moving from time doing some kind of education or some kind of apprenticeship. It’s probably related to their job, but it might not be something they can apply immediately.

He thinks that even in scenarios where things can’t be applied immediately in practice, there’s almost always something that can be taken out and used to improve a process and become more efficient.

Top 7 Ways to Repurpose Webinars for More Chiropractic or Healthcare Content

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Reuse webinars as they are great sources of content – reuse and restructure as many ways as possible to get more ROI

Although webinars are high on the list of effective content marketing, you might think this is a one-time event, but don’t stop there. Omnipress reports that nearly half of marketers surveyed plan to reuse webinars after their event ends.

How? You can reuse content from this webinar and continue to reach out to reinforce your message, discover and encourage new audiences, and create engagement that leads to additional ROI (ROI).

“The thought of adding more work to your to-do list might not make you jump for joy,” writes Steph Knapp for Zapier. “But the more content you can get from a single webinar, the better your ROI.”

Reuse webinars for greater impact

Here are some ways to reuse webinars on your digital platform:

Automated webinars. Our most beloved classic TV shows are turned into reruns. Turn the recording of this webinar into a scheduled webinar that takes place several times a year. You can get help with automated webinars through online webinar hosting services.

“Evergreen or top-of-funnel webinars are perfect candidates for creating hub pages,” says Knapp. “You can leave the webinar unclosed (for maximum SEO potential) and then link to related content below. Think of it as a content choice adventure page.”

Have it transcribed. Ask a transcription service to turn your recorded webinar into text. Use parts of the transcript to create engaging blog content. You can also embed portions of the webinar into the blog post and include instructions on how to register for a future or automated webinar.

“You can turn a ‘too long, didn’t watch’ webinar into a recap blog post with takeaways or important quotes,” says Knapp. “Since these posts will all follow a similar format, you can work from a standard template or outline to make it less uplifting.”

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Create eBooks. Webinar attendees might come away with a slew of notes and an overwhelming influx of information that is not retained. Offer an e-book or event manual that can be used to refresh their memories or be a value-added product for your practice.

“You can always take advantage of unsecured webinars to find new leads or grow your email list,” says Knapp. “You can do this by turning the webinar takeaways into a downloadable guide or offering supporting documents.”

Do a podcast. With permission from attendees, the webinar audio file may be turned into a podcast. Make sure all illustrative tools are explained or described in the podcast (you may need to reach out to the webinar speaker to record it and then insert it into the appropriate timeline). Or create a podcast on a particular topic presented in the webinar, adding information or asking a podcast panel to speak on the topic.

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Use pliers. Edit and cut the recorded webinar and post one-minute short films on Facebook or other social media sites. You can increase your social media audience and encourage them to attend an automated webinar scheduled in the future.

“Did a guest share an interesting quote? said Knapp. “Or did the host offer a summary of top tips? Cutting short snippets of a webinar makes it easier to share across channels. You can use basic video editing software to add a catchy title and subs -titles to make it more accessible, then share it on social networks or by e-mail.

Use as social media content. Did your webinar answer some frequently asked questions? Attach questions and answers to a short clip (15-60 seconds) or image from the webinar and post to social media sites. If you included an interactive poll during your webinar or a speaker offered valuable insights, share them with infographics. Grab these nuggets of information and compile them into easy-to-read infographics with 3-5 tips and some colorful illustrations.

Watch the birdie. Be sure to ask attendees to tweet unique hashtag comments during your webinar. Then search the hashtag and retweet the best of the best. You will be engaged with your customers and you can offer valuable information to those who were unable to attend.

Repurpose webinars as they are great sources of content. Reuse and restructure it in any way you can to get more ROI and grow your practice.

“Once you’ve taken your webinar and turned it into several different pieces of content, keep an eye on how each piece is performing,” says Knapp. “You will learn a lot about what resonates with your audience.”

REFERENCES

contentmarketinginstitute.com/2021/11/webinar-repurposing-ideas/

https://zapier.com/blog/repurpose-webinar-content/

https://blog.clickmeeting.com/must-do-after-webina

https://clickmeeting.com/tools/automated-webinar

Data Science Bootcamps: What You Need to Know

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AAs businesses have embraced data analytics over the past 20 years, the demand for data science professionals has increased dramatically. Many people assume that a traditional degree is the only way to get a job as a data scientist, but a data science bootcamp can be a great alternative.

As this article will discuss, data science bootcamps are one of the best ways to learn applicable skills in a short time.

What is a data science bootcamp?

If you are considering a data science bootcamp, you must first understand what to expect from one of these programs. Some professionals think bootcamps are similar to college, but that’s not necessarily the case.

For example, most data science bootcamps last only three to six months and focus on project-based learning. Instead of multiple theory and information courses, bootcamps focus on teaching students in-demand industry knowledge and skills that they can apply to their jobs from day one.

Data science bootcamps also emphasize flexibility. A variety of programs accommodate different learning styles and schedules. For example, bootcamp students can study full-time or part-time. They may also prefer in-person or virtual learning. Depending on the option you choose, program duration and costs may vary.

Bootcamp graduates can choose from many paths when looking for their first job in the industry. Common roles for data science bootcamp graduates include:

  • Data Scientist
  • Data Analyst
  • business analyst
  • Data Engineer
  • Database administrator

Who should attend a data science bootcamp?

Bootcamp students come from a variety of backgrounds. Some are currently working in the tech industry, and others are looking for their first job in the sector.

For this reason, many data science bootcamp programs teach the basics first before diving into more complex skills. This gives all learners the same basic skills needed to succeed in a bootcamp.

How much does a data science bootcamp cost?

A traditional undergraduate computer science degree can cost between $15,000 and $30,000 per year. In contrast, the average cost of a full bootcamp is $14,000.

For prospective students who are hesitant about the cost of a data science bootcamp, most programs offer funding options to help offset the price. For example, BrainStation allows students to pay for the program in installments instead of a lump sum. BrainStation also offers several scholarship opportunities for eligible students.

Talk to the admissions team at your potential bootcamp to see if you qualify for financial aid or funding offers.

How to register for a data science bootcamp

Be sure to review several data science bootcamps before choosing one. Each bootcamp offers its own experiences, projects, and lessons, so it’s important to choose a program that fits your needs. When considering bootcamp options, consider the following factors:

  • Instructor experience
  • Curriculum
  • Portfolio work opportunities
  • Post-graduation support
  • Cohort makeup

Each of the above factors affects bootcamp results. Ultimately, instructors are the most crucial part of any bootcamp. When comparing instructors, look for teachers who have worked in the industry and know the skills needed to succeed as a data science professional.

Are there any prerequisites to enroll in a data science bootcamp?

Most data science bootcamps do not involve prerequisites. However, given the speed and intensity of these programs, it can be helpful to gain a basic understanding of data science before starting a bootcamp.

To prepare for the first day of class, consider reviewing basic statistics and intermediate math calculations.

What a data science bootcamp teaches you

Compared to a traditional college education, data science bootcamps don’t teach much theoretical knowledge. Instead, bootcamps focus on developing applicable skills and becoming familiar with technologies that graduates will use daily.

The topics you learn and how you learn them depends on the data science bootcamp you choose. Most data science bootcamp students will explore some variation of the ideas listed below.

Coding languages

Individual data science bootcamps may teach multiple languages ​​such as Java or C++, but most programs focus on Python.

Python is a versatile programming language used for many tasks, including website development and machine learning. Python is also a great tool for data scientists to quickly organize and analyze large datasets.

Depending on your instructor, you may also learn other Python programming tools such as Python libraries.

machine learning

Machine learning is another area of ​​focus for many bootcamps. With machine learning, you will be able to configure computers to perform tasks automatically without programming. Data science students typically learn skills such as regression analysis and logistic regressions to help perform machine learning tasks.

Data Science Fundamentals

Most people who start a data science bootcamp are excited to jump straight into coding, machine learning, or “big data.” However, understanding the basic fundamentals is essential if you want to build a lasting career.

During the first week of a bootcamp, instructors often teach students how to use probability theory and run A/B tests. These foundational skills make it easier to complete more important foundational tasks later in the program.

Soft skills

Bootcamps focus on developing technical skills, but they can also teach some soft skills. For example, data scientists aim to solve problems using information. Data science bootcamp students complete projects that help them develop their problem-solving skills and allow them to develop their own strategies for solving problems.

You could also learn the following soft skills in a bootcamp:

  • Written communication
  • Verbal communication
  • Networking skills
  • Team work

Data Science Bootcamp Frequently Asked Questions

Will a data science bootcamp help me land a job?

Employers hire many data science professionals with college degrees, but tech professionals who take data science bootcamps instead of computer science degrees can still be competitive candidates. A survey conducted by Indeed.com found that of 1,000 HR managers and tech recruiters, 84% believed that bootcamp graduates were just as likely or more likely to be high performers than candidates with an IT degree.

Is a data science bootcamp worth it?

If you’re interested in a career in data science, taking a bootcamp might be worth it. Data science bootcamps typically cost less and take less time than traditional college degrees. Bootcamps can also provide more hands-on learning experiences.

What is data science for?

Data science is constantly evolving and has become an important part of any successful business. In its simplest form, data science is used to establish a better understanding of behaviors and processes by building and structuring sets of data. Data science can also be used to understand concepts such as customer information and business security.

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SJI offers AI bootcamps for high school students

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Do you know a student interested in a career in artificial intelligence? Then these free bootcamps can make them even more excited about the field.

SJI announced on July 6 that its utilities — South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas — would partner with the Mark Cuban Foundation and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to host introductory AI bootcamps for high school students this fall.

The half-day bootcamps will take place on four consecutive Saturdays from October 22 through November 12 at the Atlantic City and Union Utilities Headquarters. According to an email from Cleve Bryan, senior communications specialist for SJI, this is the second consecutive year the Folsom-based company has hosted the camps, with the addition of the Elizabethtown Gas 2022 location.

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Founded in 2019, the Mark Cuban Foundation AI Bootcamp is a free national initiative for high school students interested in AI and technology. Students do not need any background in computing, programming, or robotics to apply.

During bootcamps, students will learn what AI is and isn’t, where they already interact with AI, and the ethical implications of AI systems, including social media, smart home assistants, facial recognition and self-driving cars, according to SJI’s announcement.

“At SJI, we are committed to providing local students with meaningful experiences that inspire them to reinvent what’s possible as they chart their future career paths,” said Leonard Brinson Jr., Senior Vice President and Director of information from SJI, in a press release. “We are proud to partner with the Mark Cuban Foundation to expand the AI ​​Bootcamp to our two service territories this year, creating a lasting impact on the communities we serve.”

Applications are open until September 1 and to discover by clicking here.

Are coding bootcamps worth it? Here’s how to know – Forbes Advisor

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Tuition fees in the United States are on the rise, making traditional degrees less accessible to many students. For those pursuing a career in technology, coding bootcamps offer an effective and affordable option. Still, coding bootcamps are intensive programs that require a significant commitment of time, money, and energy.

Is a coding bootcamp worth it?

While a coding bootcamp isn’t a substitute for a college degree, it can get you into the tech field quickly, start making money, and start building a fulfilling career. So, are coding bootcamps worth it?

If you want to launch a new tech career, a coding bootcamp may be your best option. Benefits of taking a coding bootcamp include:

  • Get moving for your money. A coding bootcamp costs a lot less than a typical college degree.
  • Help to find a job. Most coding bootcamps offer job search assistance, so you won’t be completely alone in your search.
  • No degree required. You don’t need to have a college degree in most cases, although a degree in a related discipline can help you gain a broader understanding of your field.
  • Valuable skills. You’ll learn in-demand skills in no time, so you’ll be ready to find relevant employment quickly.
  • Versatility. Coding bootcamps are usually full, so you’ll learn a variety of skills to make you a marketable candidate.

Reasons why a coding bootcamp might not be the best choice for you

  • You are unsure of the type of career you want to have.
  • You don’t have the bandwidth to complete a full, intensive and demanding program.
  • You are interested in a career in management or another career path that may require a traditional university degree.

How much does a coding bootcamp cost?

Coding bootcamp costs vary depending on the length of the program, the material covered, and whether you are studying full-time or part-time. A 2019 report from RTI International found that the cost of coding bootcamps ranged from $7,500 to $13,950. The median cost for full-time coding bootcamps was $13,500.

In comparison, tuition and fees for a traditional undergraduate degree cost an average of $9,349 per year for in-state schools and $27,023 per year for out-of-state schools, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. If it takes you four years to complete an undergraduate program, it could cost a total of $37,396 or $108,092, respectively. Private schools are often even more expensive.

What are the requirements for a Coding Bootcamp?

Coding bootcamps typically require the following from their students:

  • You must have a high school diploma or a GED diploma.
  • You must have excellent oral and written skills in English or the language commonly used where you live and work.
  • You must be ready to complete all your missions.
  • You must have a payment arrangement in place. Some bootcamps offer scholarships, deferred tuition, or revenue-sharing agreements. You may also qualify for financial assistance, especially if you are a veteran.

What to Consider When Enrolling in an Online Coding Bootcamp

When choosing from online coding bootcamps, you want to make sure you’re making the best decision for your career and financial future. Let’s look at some factors to consider before enrolling in a program.

Think in terms of return on investment

If you’re trying to decide if enrolling in a coding bootcamp is worth it, consider your potential return on investment. These two steps can help you determine the ROI of a coding bootcamp:

  1. Determine your total investment. This includes your tuition, housing, living expenses, and computer equipment costs for the duration of your participation in the program, which can range from a few weeks to several months, depending on the bootcamp you choose.
  2. Consider your starting salary goal. The average starting salary for students completing a coding bootcamp is $69,000 per year. This equates to a median salary increase of 56%, or $25,000. This means that most bootcamp graduates should recoup their initial investment within their first year of employment after completing a coding bootcamp.

Also consider more than financial return on investment. Salary is important, but so are factors such as flexible hours, benefits, and opportunities for career advancement. Think about your quality of life and your long-term plans when deciding to enroll in a bootcamp.

time commitment

Whether you want to finish your coding bootcamp quickly or spend more time learning all you can about coding, there are full-time and part-time bootcamp options for you. Some short bootcamps only last one to eight weeks. More immersive programs can last anywhere from nine to 16 weeks. A full bootcamp can take 17 weeks or more.

learning format

Students may prefer online coding bootcamps over onsite ones for a variety of reasons, including convenience and availability. Online bootcamps are generally available in synchronous and asynchronous models.

Synchronous learning

Synchronous learning involves taking courses online at the same time as other students in your cohort. This online learning model allows you and other students to experience lectures together and engage with each other in class discussions.

Asynchronous learning

Asynchronous learning involves listening to lessons and completing assignments at your own pace and on your own schedule. You can access videos and other materials at your convenience. This model allows students with outside obligations to work coursework and program requirements around their busy schedules.

career goals

When researching your coding bootcamp options, consider how completing a bootcamp will affect your career plans. What are your goals for your career and how can a coding bootcamp help you achieve those goals? What types of bootcamps would be most relevant to your long-term career plans?

If possible, contact your employer

If you plan to continue working for your employer after completing your coding internship, it’s important to discuss your expectations with your employer ahead of time. Ask about opportunities for advancement, including a possible pay raise to reward you for your new skills.

Some employers also reimburse tuition for job-related courses, which may include coding bootcamps. It’s essential to keep lines of communication open when making career plans.

How to Include a Coding Bootcamp on Your Resume

When you start looking for a job, it’s important to set yourself apart from the competition. It is essential to include bootcamp coding experience on your resume.

Be sure to highlight the specific skills you learned during your bootcamp and relate them to the required skills noted in the job listing. Your most relevant skills should be at the top of your list. Tell the hiring manager why they should consider you over someone else. Focus on how your hiring would benefit the potential employer.

You should also adapt your CV to each application. For example, if you’re applying for a web developer position, emphasize one of your skills that qualifies you for that particular position.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Coding Bootcamps

Are coding bootcamps good for beginners?

Coding bootcamps exist for students of all levels, including beginners. Most bootcamps require at least a high school diploma or GED certificate. The majority of bootcamps do not require a college degree or previous work experience in a technology field.

Will a coding bootcamp get you a job?

Some coding bootcamps offer job guarantees, but most don’t. Even so, according to a recent report79% of coding bootcamp graduates surveyed in 2021 said they were employed in programming jobs.

Can you fail a coding bootcamp?

Yes, if you don’t do the required work or effort to complete your coding bootcamp. Success is possible, but like anything worthwhile, you have to be willing to work for it.


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Naval Fleet School (Pacific) conducts demolition training

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Last week, West Coast regular and reserve force boatswains detonated explosives at the site of a former leper colony.

Eleven students participated in demolition training on Bentinck Island beach from June 27 to 30, under the watchful eye of highly trained instructors. The Grade Qualification Sailor Third Class (RQS3) course marks the start of the boatswain training.

Chief Petty Officer Second Class (CPO2) Scott Colburn, Marine Division Chief Petty Officer, said the training went very well. “The pod was very motivated, even during a short training break for a pod of Southern Vancouver Island resident killer whales that were passing through the area,” he said.

During demolition training, boatswains learn to use explosives carefully so that once employed on a ship, they can use these techniques to safely sink an abandoned boat or shipping container. half sunk, said CPO 2 Colburn.

Training takes place throughout the year as part of the boatswain job. Before beginning live demolition training, all students must pass the safety exam with a minimum passing score of 100%.

CPO2 Colburn said demolitions training ranges from rudimentary to more complex concepts. “It starts with basic part and part identification, safety and safe handling procedures, then moves to basic load creation using visual aids and dummy training aids,” did he declare.

All safety precautions are taken around the training, he assured. “Highly trained supervisors from the Naval School’s Seamanship Division (Pacific) (NFS(P)) ensure the training is conducted safely,” he said. “Staff are properly trained. Appropriate arcs and clearances are calculated and observed precisely based on the size of the load and the type of material to be demolished. »

Additionally, CPO2 Colburn said security boats are stationed off Bentinck Island to ensure no civilian boats cross the security perimeter while the range is live.

NFS(P) also works closely with Formation Safety and Environment (FSE) to ensure demolition training has a minimal effect on wildlife on Bentinck Island. “The FSE team is collecting sound data via a hydrophone to verify that sound created above water is not harmful to marine mammals underwater,” said CPO2 Colburn.

Before detonating explosives, NFS(P) ensures that the area around Bentinck Island is free of marine mammals. The Marine Mammal Observation Team has the final say on when training can take place.

“This ensures that we don’t detonate explosives when there are marine mammals within the measured safe arcs,” said CPO2 Colburn.

Before demolition training takes place, public service announcements are posted and local authorities are informed of the day’s activities. The School will be offering another RQS3 Demolitions training course starting July 11, unless otherwise specified by the fire index.

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The importance of digital skills bootcamps to the success of the UK tech industry

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Programs dedicated to developing digital skills can be essential to closing the skills gap over time.

Brett Shanley, Founder and CEO of Knoma, discusses the role digital skills bootcamps can play in boosting the UK tech industry

Buoyed by a period of rapid digital transformation during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK’s tech sector now has a valuation of over $1 trillion, having celebrated its most successful year in 2021.

Despite this incredible success, it would be wrong to assume that the future prosperity of the industry is assured. At present, many UK businesses face a significant skills gap when it comes to reaching top digital talent, with government data released in January 2022 revealing that almost a fifth of businesses had a vacancy in digital, culture, media and sports (DCMS). Additionally, 14.1% of companies reported a lack of digital literacy among their teams.

As organizations increasingly rely on technology to power their day-to-day operations, the digital skills divide will continue to widen without swift and decisive action to upskill staff. In recognition of this, the government and business leaders have invested huge sums of money in setting up so-called “digital skills boot camps”. These are specifically designed to help meet the demand for digital skills by teaching people how to get the most out of working with technology, and there is growing evidence that they will play a central role in ensuring success. continuity of the British technology sector.

Why Businesses Should Be Careful

The success of digital skills bootcamps to help secure the future of the UK tech industry is highly dependent on the level of business involvement. However, today, too few organizations devote the time needed to develop or reskill staff, research conducted by MPA Group finding that more than a third of companies – 35 percent – only allow workers to spend less than two hours a week on training, research and development.

While there could be a number of reasons for this, MPA Group’s research indicated that “lack of budget” was seen by companies as the biggest barrier for workplaces allowing staff to dedicate time. development time.
Digital skills bootcamps help solve this problem by allowing businesses to take advantage of the state’s significant investment in the initiative, which means organizations gain more affordable access to government-led training. ‘industry.

Additionally, with bootcamps having already been successfully piloted in places like the West Midlands – where around 2,000 adults have been trained in essential tech skills in recent years – companies have the opportunity to hire recent graduates from program that can help pass on what they have learned about their workers. This means that organizations not only have the opportunity to register their employees for a bootcamp, but also to launch their own internal training programs.

By getting involved in digital skills bootcamps, companies can ensure that they stay up to date with all the latest technological advancements and are well equipped to meet the digital challenges ahead.

Open opportunities to individuals

The benefits of digital skills bootcamps aren’t just limited to companies, but also to the people who work for them to upskill or retrain.
For individual workers, access to relevant training could, for example, allow them to gain more responsibility in their current role, or promotion to a higher position with their current employer. Since these tuition fees are often provided to workers in the form of a company program, the burden of paying for personal education is significantly lessened for the individual.

However, it is not just those who are currently employed who will benefit from the proliferation of digital skills bootcamps, but those who are in education but struggle to access relevant learning. Indeed, in November 2021, universities and colleges across the UK appealed for help to equip young people with digital skills, admitting they lacked the resources, knowledge and infrastructure to cope with the shortage of tech talent in the country.

While universities and colleges certainly have a key role to play – and should be given the support they need – digital skills bootcamps are helping to ease the pressure on traditional institutions that currently have to do faced with an overwhelming number of young people seeking digital skills training.

Digital skills training means investing in people

Britain’s tech scene may have performed remarkably well of late, thanks in large part to the great acceleration caused by the pandemic, but its continued prosperity is far from guaranteed.

Businesses should have no illusions that the ever-growing digital skills gap poses a very real and present danger to their longevity in an environment that is becoming increasingly technology-driven. If they’re going to stay at the top of their game in the months and years to come, they need to seriously think about how they can help close the gap.

Digital skills bootcamps may not be the silver bullet to the digital skills gap that the government and some employers might hope they will be, but they certainly play a very important role in solving the problem. However, the success of bootcamps will heavily depend on how much companies intend to invest in them.

While technology may have seemingly limitless potential for organizations, the fact is that it has always been – and always will be – the most important asset that businesses possess. Therefore, companies need to think about how investing in digital skills bootcamps can equip their employees with the knowledge and skills to get the most out of working with technology.

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Promotion: Customs evaluates agents based on internal training

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ONigeria Customs Service (NCS) officers will now be assessed for promotions and career progression based on their performance in internal courses conducted by the Service, NCS Comptroller General Col. Hameed Ali said.

Ali, who made the statement over the weekend at the Senior Course 6 graduation ceremony at the Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada, also accused the officers and availing himself of any capacity building program, especially now that the service is about to being the digital establishment, with the signing a few weeks ago of the $3.1 customs modernization contract.

“When it comes to modernization, we are making steady progress and elevating ourselves to global best practices. We recently signed the customs modernization project.

“Within three years maximum, everything will be dematerialized at customs. You must have computer knowledge. We give you the ability to upgrade and do business, communicate and interact with those buttons without which you have no place here,” he said

Earlier in her address, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, who is also the Chairperson of the Customs Board, Ms. Zainab Ahmed, represented by the Permanent Secretary for Finance, Mr. Aliyu Ahmed, urged the leadership of the Customs to expand College facilities to accommodate more staff.

She also tasked senior officers to deploy the expertise they have gained in improving the Agency’s revenue collection mandate.

Human Services is offering behavioral health and wellness webinars for clergy, workplace leaders, and those working in the agriculture industry affected by natural disasters. The next webinar will be July 7 on the working with farmers and herders suffering from chronic stress | New

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BISMARCK, ND — The Behavioral Health Division of the North Dakota Department of Human Services is offering a series of webinars that provide behavioral health support to clergy, workplace leaders, farmers and ranchers, and other agricultural industry players who have been affected by several recent natural disasters. .

The webinars are led by Monica McConkey of Eyes on the Horizon Consulting, a clinician who understands farm family mental health and works as a rural mental health specialist. The next webinar will take place on Thursday, July 7 from 12-1 p.m. CT and will focus on working with farmers and ranchers suffering from chronic stress.

“An unexpected natural disaster can cause a lot of stress for people and for spiritual leaders, workplace leaders and others who are trying to support them,” said Laura Anderson, deputy division director. “These webinars will provide helpful information and support so people can learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of a behavioral health problem and where to go for help.”

Additional webinars are planned through September on topics such as suicide prevention in agriculture, tackling compassion fatigue in clergy, recognizing the signs and symptoms of mental illness, managing workplace conflict and mental health support in the workplace. The webinars are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required.

“I am pleased to work with the Division of Behavioral Health to bring these trainings to North Dakota,” McConkey said. “It’s an understatement to say that we live in stressful times. I hope these trainings can be a tool to improve well-being and reduce stress.”

The webinars are made possible through funding the department received from the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 2020 Federal Disaster Response Program to provide behavioral health training and support to communities, individuals and families affected by natural disasters, in particular to the 29 affected counties. by the 2019 federally declared flood disaster. These include Adams, Barnes, Cass, Dickey, Eddy, Emmons, Foster, Grand Forks, Grant, Griggs, Hettinger, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, McKenzie, Morton, Mountrail, Nelson, Pembina, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Sheridan, Steele, Stutsman, Traill, Walsh and Wells counties.

Any North Dakota facing a behavioral health crisis should call 211 for immediate help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends and holidays.

The Department’s Behavioral Health Division is responsible for reviewing and identifying service needs and activities within the state’s behavioral health system to ensure health and safety, service access, and services quality. It also sets quality assurance standards for the licensing of substance use disorder treatment program services and facilities and provides policy leadership in partnership with public and private entities. Learn more about the work of the Division of Behavioral Health at behavioralhealth.nd.gov.

Healthy Living for ME announces online in-person workshops in July

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Healthy Living for ME has announced its July workshop schedule. Through its network partners, Healthy Living for ME is able to offer in-person and online workshops statewide. The workshops include programs that help people improve their physical fitness, manage chronic illnesses, and provide support and resources for caregivers.

“We are excited to be able to offer a variety of online and in-person workshops with our network partners in northern, mid-coast and central Maine this summer,” said Jennifer Fortin, Loyalty and Healthy Living for ME training. , according to a press release from the national network. “Whether you’re looking for support in your caregiving role or want to take action to improve your own health and well-being, Healthy Living for ME’s evidence-based workshops can help.

• Tai Chi for Health and Balance Workshop is offered by Healthy Living for ME Network Partner Spectrum Generations at the Richmond Area Senior Center at 314 Front Street.from Monday 11 July. The workshops will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays until September 19. The cost for participants is $45.

• An online Tai Chi for Health and Balance workshop is offered by Healthy Living for ME Network Partner, Aroostook Agency on Aging, starting Tuesday, July 12. The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays until September 15. the cost for participants is $20.

• The Live Well for Better Health workshop helps participants cope with lifelong conditions such as diabetes, COPD, arthritis and high blood pressure. This workshop is offered online by Healthy Living for ME Network partner, SeniorsPlus. The workshop starts on Tuesday, July 12. It will take place from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. from Tuesday to August 16. There is no cost for participants.

• The Bingocize workshop combines a bingo-like game with exercise and health education is offered online by Healthy Living for ME Network partner, Aroostook Agency on Aging, starting Wednesday, July 13. The workshop will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays until September 16. There is no cost for participants.

• Savvy Caregiver Program workshops are offered by Healthy Living for ME Network Partner Spectrum Generations. The first will be held online from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays from July 19. It will end on August 23. The second session will be held in person from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays from July 21 to August 25 at Center Point Church in Waterville.

For virtual workshops, participants who do not have the necessary technology may be eligible to borrow an iPad from Healthy Living for ME in order to participate.

Registration is required, for more information and to register contact Healthy Living for ME at 800-620-6036 or [email protected]or visit healthylivingforme.org.

To learn more about these and other workshops offered by Healthy Living for ME, visit her website.

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Missed trainings, lost promotion, customs boss warns officers – The Sun Nigeria

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From now onNigeria Customs Service (NCS) officials who avoid internal courses will lose their promotions as their career progression is now tied to their performance in capacity building efforts.

NCS Comptroller General, Mr. Hameed Ali who gave the warning during the Senior Course 6 graduation ceremony at Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada on Friday advised the officers and men to avail of any capacity building program, especially now that the service is about to transform into a fully digital establishment, with the signing a few weeks ago of the customs modernization contract at 3.1 dollars. He warned them to put into practice everything they had learned.

The CGC added: “When it comes to modernization, we are making steady progress and elevating ourselves to global best practices. We recently signed the customs modernization project.

“Within three years maximum, everything will be dematerialized at customs. You must have computer knowledge. We give you the ability to upgrade and do business, communicate and interact with those buttons without which you have no place here,” he warned.

Earlier in her address, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning and Chairperson of the Customs Board, Ms. Zainab Ahmed, represented by the Permanent Secretary for Finance, Mr. Aliyu Ahmed, urged the Customs Directorate to expand College facilities to accommodate more staff. .

She praised the Customs leadership for designing courses that aim to boost its global competitiveness.

“I congratulate the graduates and hope they put everything they have learned to good use. The service is on the threshold of history, having signed the modernization project contract.

Virtual webinars seeking to keep agricultural workers in Wales fit on the farm

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A non-profit community interest group is teaming up with a national mental health charity to offer a series of free online workshops tailored to Welsh farmers to help them stay mentally and physically fit.

RCS, which helps people and businesses in North and West Wales improve health and wellbeing at work, will host four webinars focusing on the challenges facing farm workers and families across the country .

The free bilingual seminars, which take place from July 7 to 13, are organized in collaboration with the DPJ Foundation, a charitable organization that supports members of rural and agricultural communities in their mental health and well-being.

Each session will focus on a particular topic that will help anyone working in agriculture through life’s ups and downs.

RCS has tailored the sessions to be particularly relevant to those working in agriculture and rural communities.

The first workshop on July 7 will focus on raising awareness about menopause and how women and their families can identify symptoms and access effective support in rural communities.

Other events will focus on how farmers can improve their sleep, cope with stress and develop the skills needed to stay mentally and physically fit on the farm.

The head of training at the DPJ Foundation, Kay Helyar, said: “The last few years have been particularly difficult for the entire agricultural sector.

“Farmers face many challenges beyond their control, such as financial pressures from rising fuel, energy and feed costs and animal health issues like tuberculosis and flu. avian.

“Farmers work long hours, 365 days a year, in all weathers and often work alone, so looking after their well-being and continuing to do agricultural work is naturally more difficult.

“These sessions will offer practical advice for maintaining well-being and raising awareness of the support available should people need it, taking into account the specific challenges faced by farmers.

“We are excited to be working with RCS to address this issue through these webinars.”

The webinars, which will be available in Welsh and English and whose recordings will be accessible after the event, will be a first step in how rural communities can support wellbeing through small changes in a simple and straightforward way. .

Claire Lynch, Workplace Wellbeing Consultant at RCS, added: “Farmers are the backbone of the Welsh economy, but what is often overlooked in these communities is the impact that the work can have on emotional health.

“Addressing mental health is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and we have designed these webinars from the ground up to focus solely on serving the Welsh farming community and how best to meet needs in these areas.

“We hope these workshops will provide insight and support on what can practically be done to keep farmers mentally and physically strong, as well as an entry point for those looking to enter the discussion on mental health in the workplace. rural.”

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The four bilingual webinars will take place on:

• July 7, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., focusing on menopause awareness.

• July 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., focusing on sleep habits.

• July 12, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., focused on maintaining mental fitness on the farm.

• July 13, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., focusing on stress management.

To register for one of four free webinars, visit: www.eventbrite.com/cc/live-well-farm-strong-bywn-dda-ffermion-gryf-423359.

For more information about RCS, visit: www.rcs-wales.co.uk.

To find out more about the DPJ Foundation, visit: www.thedpjfoundation.co.uk.

Online workshops, in-person sessions offered to job seekers

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD — Online workshops and one-on-one sessions aimed at helping job seekers and entrepreneurs will be offered by Montgomery County Public Libraries throughout July. All workshops are free and offered virtually.

  • Throughout the month of July – Every Monday: from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. IRE sessions (Helping Individuals Reach Employment). Virtual*. Meet virtually/confidentially one-on-one with a career counselor for advice and assistance in your job search. Registration: For Monday, July 18: https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/6540238. For Monday, July 25: https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/6540239.
  • Tuesday 19 July, 10-11.30 am Introduction to entrepreneurship. Virtual*. Maryland Women’s Business Center. The workshop will cover the fundamentals of starting a business and help you determine if you are ready to become a small business owner. Presented in partnership with the Maryland Women’s Business Center. Register on https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/6815992.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. How to Apply for Jobs with Montgomery County Government. Virtual*. Learn more about applying for jobs with the Montgomery County government. Register on https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/6789855.

In collaboration with Montgomery College, MCPL is launching a new MC @ the library series this month:

  • Thursday, July 21, 6-7 p.m. Paying for Education and Training. In person. Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring. How do you pay for education? Who can apply for financial assistance? What forms are required for Federal, Maryland State, and/or University and Private sources of financial aid? Get answers and learn about funding options for credit and non-credit courses in this workshop. Register on https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/6790583.
  • Thursday, July 28, 6 to 7 p.m. Career Exploration with Montgomery College. In person. Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Whether you’re a potential career mover, looking for information on career options, or bridging the gap between careers and college curricula, this workshop has you covered. Discover Montgomery College resources to help you develop and implement well-designed career plans. Register on https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/6820660.

In collaboration with Prince George’s County Memorial Library System and the Purple Line Corridor Coalition, MCPL offers a new series: “The Purple Line Corridor to SuccessFour sessions in July will showcase tools available at the library to help patrons acquire or refine basic digital literacy skills:

  • Wednesday, July 6, 12-1:15 p.m. Northstar Digital. Virtual*. An online tool that allows learners to earn degrees in one or more basic digital skills areas. Northstar Digital is now available for free at the library. Register on https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/6681029.
  • Wednesday July 13. 12 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Udemy & Gale classes. Virtual*. Free online learning platforms offered by MCPL. Learn how to access it and take advantage of top-rated courses in entrepreneurship, marketing, project management, sales, accounting, technology, personal development and more. Register on https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/6680571.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 6 to 7:15 p.m. GCF Learn Free. Virtual*. Provides tutorials in English and Spanish on beginner and intermediate technology topics, including using electronic devices like iPads, Androids and more. Register on https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/6805182.
  • Wednesday, July 27, 6-7:15 p.m. Digital Learn. Virtual*. An online resource that helps learners tackle technology at their own pace, build digital literacy skills, and gain the confidence to succeed on the job. Register on https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/6805205.

* Internet connection and device (such as smartphone, tablet or computer) are required to participate.

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.

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

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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 completed 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 they need is trust. We want doctors to feel empowered. inspired to learn and try the techniques they saw in our class.”

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 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 training in Dnipro. 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 gained over the past 11 years in Syria, with the Ukrainian people. 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 come from and what we have 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, workshops on mental health and medical and humanitarian assistance amid massive displacement over the past three months.

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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Bix 6-a-side workouts start Thursday

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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) — The Quad-City Times Bix 7 race is just over a month away and Bix 6 workouts begin Thursday.

For the first time this year, the Bix will host auditions for the national anthem, due to the retirement of previous singer Jack Kerry after 30 years.

“So we are opening auditions for all individual or group a capella singers, try both this Thursday and next Thursday. And then the other thing we have going on that starts at 7 a.m. is practice for the Brady Street sprints,” Michelle Juehring, Quad-City Race Director told Times Bix 7.

Juehring says the practice route begins at 4th St. and Leclaire St., runners will go west on 4th St., turn right on Pershing and continue to Kirkwood Blvd.

She goes on to say that runners need to make sure they’re hydrated for hot weather training this week.

This year marks the 48th edition of the Bix. Thursday’s race will be a 2 mile run or walk.

Upcoming practice runs feature a 1-2 mile run or walk variation.

Those who sign up for Bix Thursday can get an Iowa American Water t-shirt for free.

Event organizers say the Bix at 6 is a 7-mile race, which will have Davenport Police and water stations along the course.

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7 Ways Business Owners Benefit From Online Mindset Trainings

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Most start-ups usually start with high hopes. However, a few circumstances can make or break starting a business. Entrepreneurship thrives on taking calculated risks, and the possibility of failure will always exist. Without the right guidance and mindset, any business will soon fail to make progress in the rat race of the ever-challenging marketplace. Fortunately, there are plenty of entrepreneurship training programs you can find on the internet for anyone who wants to change or improve their view of entrepreneurship.

For example, coaches like Dow Janes can help businesswomen survive and thrive in the financial industry in fun and challenging ways. These coaches and their programs allow you to develop your personal happiness while simultaneously finding financial freedom.

Suppose you are a business owner or planning to start a business. In that case, it’s time to look for an online mental coach who can guide you, enable you to succeed in your business and bring you many benefits in your entrepreneurial spirit.

Holistic business development

Having professional business coaches who will provide you with appropriate and direct support will help you to approach the different facets of your business and solve any problems that may arise or solve any problems that arise. Their expertise and experience in the field will provide examples of things you should and shouldn’t do, clear goals, and set appropriate goals for your business. In addition, they provide new insights for prioritizing consistent, measurable growth that translates into significant long-term benefits.

2. Have time flexibility during training

Owning a business takes a lot of time and dedication, which is why online mindset training programs are incredibly beneficial. They can be taken anytime, anywhere, with an internet connection as the only requirement. You can take these online mindset training programs during lunch or coffee breaks, before or after office hours, or in any situation possible. This setup allows the freedom to have time flexibility and save your effort from the comfort of your control.

3. It costs less than traditional training programs

Attending physical workouts and seminars, buying real books, and buying traditional training courses require you to spend money on certifications and complete systems. But in online mindset training, one registration is all it takes to teach you multiple values ​​and skills to grow and sustain your business. You can also watch reference videos, course materials, articles and websites anytime, saving you more time and effort and being more profitable.

4. Learn to be financially competent

The idea of ​​finance can be confusing and scary, especially for beginners, but that’s what online mindset training programs aim to solve. To be financially savvy, you must first understand how to manage your money. This skill includes learning how to pay your bills, borrow and save money responsibly, and how and why to invest and plan for retirement – ​​all of which Coaches can teach you step-by-step on your computer.

5. Getting used to the concept of work ethics

A business needs not only a concept and capital, but also an entrepreneur willing to work to maintain and constantly improve it. Online mindset training programs teach business owners responsibility and commitment to their work, guiding them in tracking their progress and making it a habit they can adapt to their daily lives. after completing the program. This state of mind, which you can acquire through training, avoids the common mistake of companies who refuse to keep up with the constant changes in the market.

6. Get constructive criticism

There will always be room for improvement in anything, including your business. These online mindset training coaches provide new and fresh perspectives on entrepreneur issues and give feedback on pain points and parts covered in quizzes and Q&As and facets that you should change.

seven. Join a community of other business owners

Besides training courses, most programs also have a community of entrepreneurs willing to share ideas, experiences, resources and other things that can help and support each other based on their experience and skills. opinions. These communities may have long-time business owners, newbies, or people who are considering starting their business. Participating in this community allows you to see and hear different perspectives that can address your concerns about business and your entrepreneurial spirit.

Conclusion

Anyone can start a business, but entrepreneurship is more than just selling and providing services. this is where online mindset training comes into place. Getting the right mindset can help sustain and enable growth, keep your business on track, and know what risks and turns you need to take in order for your business venture to achieve long-term financial stability. .

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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Invest in valuable employees with WCMA Fall Trainings

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MADISON, WI — Act quickly to secure a spot in the fall lineup of popular Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) leadership courses, offered in virtual and hybrid formats. Details and registration for WCMA’s Frontline Leadership and Advanced Leadership courses are available now at WisCheeseMakers.org/Trainings.

“Effective leaders create productive work environments and strong teams – exactly what dairy processors need,” said WCMA Senior Program and Policy Director Rebekah Sweeney. “WCMA leadership trainings are tailor-made to implement the strategies and develop the skills industry managers and supervisors need to hire and retain a high-quality workforce and strengthen your business. “

New this year, frontline leadership participants can choose between an in-person or virtual track. Attend all sessions in person in Madison, Wisconsin, or select the virtual option to join live online from anywhere in the world. Frontline leadership courses are for new and experienced supervisors looking to develop their skills in communication, stress management, performance reviews, and more. These sessions are offered à la carte at $135 per person and can be taken in any order.

This fall, the Frontline Leadership In-Person Track begins with Part A – Essential Leadership Skills on Tuesday, September 27. In Part B, scheduled for Thursday, October 13, participants will explore strategies to improve staff performance. On Tuesday, November 15, Part C details how a leader cultivates a team mentality. Participants who select the virtual track will benefit from the same high-quality and engaging frontline leadership sessions on Monday, September 19; Monday October 10; and Monday, November 14. Both the in-person track and virtual track are delivered as live trainings with discussions and small group projects.

At the request of members, WCMA’s Advanced Leadership Series will once again be held in a hybrid format, allowing mid-level managers and employees transitioning to such positions to join each session in-person in Madison or live in line. Part 1 on Thursday, September 29 will inspire participants to take initiatives to drive change and generate positive results for their business. On Wednesday, November 2, Part 2 will focus on developing and applying a creative and collaborative problem-solving process. Finally, Part 3 on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 will detail tools and strategies leaders can use to foster collaboration and resolve conflict in the workplace.

Registration for the Advanced Leadership Series is limited to 20 people, who attend all sessions together as a cohort to better facilitate relationships. The courses feature guest speakers from industry discussing their leadership successes and challenges, and require participants to complete a project demonstrating their newfound knowledge. The cost for the entire series is $495 per person.

Governor’s Commission Hosts Women in Business Webinars | KAMR

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AUSTIN, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – The Office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott and the Governor’s Commission for Women announced its 2022 Women-Owned Business Series on Monday, which is scheduled to take place over four weekly webinars from August 31 to September 21. The webinars are intended to feature experts and advice focused on Texas women business owners and entrepreneurs who are starting, growing, and sustaining a business.

“Texas is home to 1.25 million women business owners,” Abbott said in the release. “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. »

The webinars will be offered in partnership with the Beacon State Fund and will be free, the governor’s office said, and will delve into available topics and resources focused on women-owned small businesses and women entrepreneurs in Texas.

Additionally, an in-person event related to the series 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 at South Padre Island. The Governor’s announcement said it will be an opportunity to network with other business owners and hear first-hand from experts.

The Governor’s Commission on Women also said it will host a women-owned small business pitch competition after the webinars, as well as an in-person event, with winners selected from each region of Texas.

Wednesday’s webinars have been listed as follows:

  • August 31 – Legal Considerations for Small Businesses
  • September 7 – Financial and Supply Chain Planning for Small Businesses
  • September 14 – Marketing Your Small Business
  • September 21 – Managing Employee Burnout and Retention for Small Businesses

More information about the free webinar series, as well as registration options, can be found here.

The business pitch contest was described by the commission as an opportunity to explain the challenges their business faces and the creative solutions, tactics and adjustments used to address those challenges. Applications for the competition will be accepted until July 31 and can be submitted here.

Another business pitch competition outlined by the commission will be the Texas Junior Small Business Pitch Competition, focused on young Texas female entrepreneurs between the ages of 4 and 14. applications will be accepted until July 31.

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”


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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.

Internshala Trainings prepares students to be more than interns | Advertising

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Internshala Trainings, the e-learning arm of the Internshala career technology platform, has launched a campaign called #ShuruaatYahinSe (departure is from here). Conceptualized by Internshala Trainings and K Silent Productions, the campaign aims to encourage students to take online training at Internshala Trainings and overcome the confusion that comes with career choices. All three films feature actors Vaibhav Gupta and Ritvik Sahore who play brothers.

In one of the films, the confused senior student played by Sahore, is guided by his older brother, played by Gupta. He suggests using Internshala Trainings, as the first step towards building a career.

Another film shows Gupta telling Sahore to stop cleaning vegetables and get some training. Sahore then tells him that he is ready for anything, but that he needs to be reassured to find a job. Gupta then suggests Internshala Trainings, which guarantees students internships.

In the last film, Sakore tells Gupta that although he did engineering, he lacks practical knowledge and will definitely fail his practical work. Gupta then tells him to invest in hands-on learning lessons to become proficient, instead of just studying for fun.

Shadab Alam, Manager – Internshala Trainings, said: “Students coming out of university and not being placed are a huge problem. It is also a big stigma in our society and very unfortunate for these students. With our initiative, #ShuruaatYahinSe, we aim to address critical challenges faced by current Indian students by encouraging them to become skilled and work-ready to give their careers the best start”

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.

[CPD webinars] Two essential sessions filled with practical advice for this tax season

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[CPD webinars] Two essential sessions filled with practical advice for this tax season

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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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In a situation where minutes matter, Lafayette police say active shooter training on timing, teamwork

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – With the aftermath of the mass shooting in Uvalde looming large in the minds of parents and community members, the Lafayette Police Department says it is refining how officers respond to the shooter situation asset.

In a situation where a few minutes can be the difference between life and death, police say they want to make sure they can save as many lives as possible from another shooter situation.

“Especially with today’s events unfolding, we like to stay up to date with our training. We want to make sure we know what we need to do in the event that an active shooter situation might arise at the future,” police spokesman Sgt. Robin Green said.

“You call it an active shooter, but we call it an active killer because that’s what this person does,” said the cap. Miles said.

Corporal Derrick Miles, the SWAT school’s resource officer, says the LPD stays on top of their training programs.

Corporal Miles and Corporal Huval are active marksmanship instructors.

“We were doing this before all the incidents started happening. We are very much on scale and on par with what is happening with active shooters. It’s just to keep it safe for Lafayette and to understand that we have a SWAT team that’s here ready and accessible.

Cpl. Miles says timing and teamwork are key to dealing with an active shooter.

“We have to make sure we’re all on the same page. Things change every day with an active shooter. It changes. We learn different types of tactics and different types of policy and procedural changes. We come together to make sure we’re all on the same page,” Miles noted.

The Lafayette Parish School SystemDirector General Jennifer Gardner explains that the location of the school district’s active shooter training depends on school availability.

“They’ve been doing this for a really long time now. They’ve always been proactive. They’ve been doing these mock workouts summer after summer. He just changes locations every summer,” says Gardner.

#TrueCyberSafe trainings in Karnataka to secure communication

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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.

‘Today’s winning team’: Why the All Whites finish training with intense internal games

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Today’s winning team in training.

New Zealand football has shared variations on this post on social networks several times over the past nine months since the All Whites returned to action after a nearly two-year wait to try and clinch a World Cup berth for the third time.

But what does that actually mean?

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The All Whites trained in Marbella, southern Spain, ahead of their friendlies against Peru and Oman and their World Cup qualifiers against Peru.

There’s an extent to which this is obvious – the All Whites play games in training and there’s a winning team at the end, and that produces content for the NZ Football media team to share.

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But how do they fit into the bigger picture of what coach Danny Hay is trying to do, as he prepares his charges for their one-off World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica in Qatar this week [kickoff 6am Wednesday NZ time]?

Before flying to Spain, where the team began preparations at the end of May, he explained how he felt in the small-scale games, which mark the end of training on a regular basis.

There are usually rules attached like a maximum number of touches, or how many passes there must be before a goal is scored, and jokes often fly.

“Having been a player, ultimately you want to play,” Hay says.

“It doesn’t matter if you are 5, 15 or 25, you want to play.

“It gives us the ability to be super competitive at the end of a training session and drive that competitive spirit and nothing teaches the game like the game itself.

“We can do all the build-up play and all the defensive form work that we like, which is important and necessary, but really what do the players like the most?

“That’s what they like. They like that ability to play and play with freedom and express themselves and I think that helps drive the intensity.

“When the players know it’s coming at the end of training, they look forward to it and they end training with a little smile on their face – win, lose or draw.”

The word that stands out there is intensity, as a week ago the All Whites were reminded of just how intense serious football matches can be, particularly compared to behind-closed-doors friendlies and the Champions League play-offs. the Oceania World Cup on neutral ground who have made up their list of fixtures lately.

They received a wake-up call in their 1-0 loss to Peru, especially in the first half of that match at Barcelona, ​​and it reinforced the importance of doing things intensely, which Hay remembers having chatted with former All Blacks manager Wayne Smith, now the Black Ferns’ director of rugby.

“I remember talking to him at length when I first took the job, and he talked to me, even when he went to Kobelco Steelers in Japan, about the level of intensity with which they were training.

“Sometimes as late as a Thursday, when they have a game on Saturday, it’s super intense.

“I firmly believe in it. I think the players thrive there too. They like it.

“The reality is that when we are leading an international match, the whole session is certainly not very intense, because it cannot be.

“A lot of the build work and non-possession form work lacks intensity, but we make sure there’s always an intense element to it and that often comes in the form of small-scale play. “

The photos have become something of a ritual – a way for the team to connect with their long-suffering local fans, who will finally end a 1,700-day wait for a home game later this year, when the Socceroos Australians will come to Eden Park.

In the meantime, social media helps to establish a connection – and can even set up a bit of a guessing game.

The photo of the winning team that was posted on March 16, ahead of the Oceania World Cup qualifying tournament, has online football obsessives wondering: who was it in the front row on the right? , almost out of frame?

The winning team from training in Doha on March 17 featured an unfamiliar face in the lower right - All Whites staff member Wade Molony.

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The winning team from training in Doha on March 17 featured an unfamiliar face in the lower right – All Whites staff member Wade Molony.

Given the nature of the tournament, where Hay had to put together an extended squad to take into account that he started before the international window where clubs had to release players, it was acceptable to wonder if he had called a unknown player, possibly someone whose connection to New Zealand had just been discovered.

The reality was less exciting – it was New Zealand men’s national football team co-ordinator Wade Molony, who plays for Western Springs in the Northern league, ensuring there were even numbers. He’s no fool, having already scored a domestic league hat-trick at North Harbor Stadium, but it’s unclear if he’s ever compared his notes with Chris Wood, who once did it at the same venue for the All Whites .

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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Law enforcement tightens security at school and formations after wave of copycat shooting threats

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Schools are facing a new wave of copycat threats after last month’s shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

The threats are part of a growing concern for law enforcement. In Florida, investigators have arrested several teenagers and a 10-year-old college student in the past two weeks.

“Every day our school resource officers face verbal threats. We see written threats to commit mass shootings,” Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said.

Just two weeks after the Uvalde school shooting, Lee County deputies arrested a student for school shooting threats.

Florida law enforcement is working to stop or prevent future school shootings.
(Lee County Sheriff’s Office)

UVALDE, TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING: 19 CHILDREN, 2 TEACHERS KILLED, SUSPECTED SHOOTER DIED

The student sent pictures of AR-15s to another classmate, writing “Get ready for water day,” in reference to an upcoming event, investigators said. In a statement, the student’s lawyer said the 10-year-old was not trying to threaten anyone.

According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, a 10-year-old student sent pictures of AR-15s to another classmate, writing,

According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, a 10-year-old student sent photos of AR-15s to another classmate, writing, “Get ready for water day.”

However, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office has a zero tolerance policy.

FLORIDA SHERIFF ON 10 YEAR ARRESTED FOR SCHOOL SHOOTING THREAT: PARENTS ‘ARE AFRAID TO DISCIPLINE’

“The last thing we want to do as law enforcement officers is handcuff a 10-year-old child. The last thing we want to do is investigate a 10-year-old child for threatening to commit a mass shooting. But, keeping kids safe, safe schools are so important, and don’t wait a second, and every threat is credible until proven otherwise,” Marceno said.

Investigators are taking the next few months to focus on training. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has scheduled 300 hours of active shooter threat training.

ANOTHER SCHOOL SHOT STRIKES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, WITH NO CHANGE IN SIGHT

“We need people who train and who will not hesitate for a second to perform if a person decides in Lee County, Florida that they are going to come into a school and exert lethal physical force against our children who are there to learn, against our teachers who are there to teach, against innocent people in our schools. We will not wait a second. They will be met with lethal force,” Marceno said.

A banner on a memorial outside Robb Primary School in Uvalde on June 3.

A banner on a memorial outside Robb Primary School in Uvalde on June 3.
(AP/Eric Gay, file)

In the wake of the Uvalde school shooting, school districts across the country are receiving more and more questions from parents.

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“We want to make sure they know we’re doing everything we can to keep them safe. Children are our future,” said Dave Newlan, Lee County School District’s executive director for safety and security.

Lee County Public Schools has at least one Resource Officer in each school. Assistants are expected to continue their training over the summer and, for the first time, practice wearing virtual reality goggles simulating active shooter scenarios in schools.

Bloomington Airport to host emergency training Friday and Saturday | Local News

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BLOOMINGTON — Area residents may see smoke and fires at the Central Illinois Regional Airport Friday and Saturday, but shouldn’t be alarmed as the airport conducts its required emergency training.

Illinois airports will receive nearly $15 million in funding

The plan includes live fire training on Friday from 10 a.m. and a “large-scale emergency drill” on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both formations are expected to generate smoke and fire that may be visible from surrounding areas, a CIRA press release said.

Saturday’s exercise will include more than 27 emergency response agencies, area organizations and private companies and more than 50 other volunteers, according to the statement. It will simulate a plane crash.

Bloomington’s new football complex could see summer construction

The airport is required to conduct a full-scale exercise once every three years, and the McLean County Disaster Council joins in conducting a community-wide test of emergency response.

CIRA is on the east side of Bloomington, south of Empire Street, which is also Illinois Route 9.

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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

Next online workshops from June 11th to 19th to check!

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Local Samosa is back with the weekly list of workshops to help you use your time in the best possible way. Sign up for one of these upcoming online workshops and make the most of your free time.

Explore these interesting online workshops and choose the one that suits you best. Build resin products, do yoga or start brush calligraphy! Keep reading, because you can do a lot this week with these upcoming online workshops.

1. Yoga workshop by Urdhva Yoga

Regular yoga practice is known to reduce stress levels and inflammation in the body. If you are thinking of starting your yoga journey, this online workshop will be just perfect for you. There will be four sessions over two weekends that will explore Ayurveda’s complementary relationship with Yoga.

When: June 11-12 and June 18-19
Contact: 91 9606689190

2. Sculpture painting workshop by Palette of Dreams

Ankita Dey is a talented sculptural artist and knows this art quite well. His works are beautiful, and if you want to try your hand at sculpture painting, sign up for this one-day workshop.

When: June 12
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3. Colored pencil workshop by Artsy Komal

Komal is a self-taught artist who makes realistic drawings. Next week she is hosting an online workshop on realistic drawing with colored pencil and so if you love drawing this is a must.

When: June 12
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4. Macrame workshop by Snehi Shah

Macrame can be used to make different home decor items. Just like sewing or any other skill, this art form is also very easy if you learn it from an expert. And, so we suggest you sign up for this workshop by Snehi Shah who has taught over 600 participants to date.

When: June 15 and 16
Contact: 9920036435

5. Pichwai Workshop by Authindia

Pichwais are intricate paintings dedicated to Shrinathji and are usually hung behind the idol of the deity in local shrines. Learn how to paint them next week and hang them in your pooja section.

When: June 17, 18 and 19
Contact: 6392135640

6. Resin workshop by Anubha Singh Gaur

Anubha Singh Gaur is a trained workshop expert and has led resin workshops for over 500 students to date. She hosts a training workshop where she will help you understand how to start your own resin business. The kits will be delivered to your door and register as soon as possible.

When: June 18 and 19
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7. Brush Calligraphy Workshop by Janhavi

Get ready to rock your brush pen with Janhavi who is a calligraphy, lettering and printmaking artist. She is from Pune and has a beautiful Instagram feed. Sign up for this 3-day online workshop to learn more about brush calligraphy and writing beautifully.

When: June 17, 18 and 19
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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.