ITT Tech Stops Enrolling StudentsAUGUST 29TH, 2016MATT PEAK ILLINOIS, INDIANA, KENTUCKY ITT Technical Institute has stopped enrolling students altogether at its campuses.This comes less than a week after the U.S. Department of Education banned the Indiana-based company from accepting new students who use federal financial aid.Analysts say the ban is a likely death sentence for ITT, which received 79% of its cash receipts last year from the Federal Student Loan program.The department also placed several other sanctions on ITT, including a freeze on executive compensation and an order that it increase its surety funds in 30 days.ITT Tech operates more than 130 campuses in 38 states.EPD Foundation Appoints New Executive DirectorAUGUST 29TH, 2016 MATT PEAK EVANSVILLE, INDIANA The Evansville Police Department Foundation appoints a new Executive Director.Jan Davis will be taking over the leadership roll.The EPD Foundation exists to award financial grants to the department for specialized equipment, education, collaborative community programs and for the support of its personnel.A private reception in her honor will be thrown in to celebrate Davis Tuesday.Only local dignitaries, the EPD Foundation Board of Directors and Board of Governors, donors, and friends of the Evansville Police Department will all be in attendance.Petition Started to Extend EVSC Lunch PeriodsAUGUST 30TH, 2016 CHELSEA KOERBLER EVANSVILLE, INDIANA Some local parents are joining forces, hoping to make a change to lunch periods in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation.Two moms go together and started an online petition to try to extend the now 20-minute lunch period.They started it after realizing their children were coming home from school hungry, and saying they don’t have enough time to eat.EVSC Superintendent Dr. David Smith says if there’s ever a child that can’t finish their meal, they will give them extra time.But, with 1,800 signatures on their online petition, the moms say it isn’t just a few children who can’t finish their lunch in time.“And it’s very sad to watch kids put some food in their pockets, or standing over the trash can shoving more food in their mouth,” said Tiffanie Wolf, EVSC parent, helped start petition. “And it’s like sometimes, this is the only decent meal some of these kids are gonna get and they’re taking it from them. and then they’re going back to class hungry.”The moms plan to take the petition to the next school board meeting, September 12th at 5:30, hoping they’ll consider extending the lunch periods to at least 20 minutes and a reworking of the schedule to allow kids enough time for both lunch and recess. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Lotus Bakeries has appointed Alexandra Fisher as the company’s new category marketing manager and Larysa Dushko as key account manager for retail sales.Fisher will drive research and analysis across the top five retailers, with some focus on convenience, for Lotus Biscoff biscuits and Lotus Biscoff Spreads, while Dushko will focus on expanding and developing sales in the convenience channel. “The appointment of these two new roles highlights the increased investment Lotus is putting into developing brand recognition and household penetration in the UK,” said Frances Booth, UK category marketing manager for Lotus Bakeries.Prior to joining Lotus Bakeries, Fisher worked as a revenue manager and category manager at Kellogg’s across key accounts, while Dushko worked as a key account manager for wine supplier Majestic Commercial.
In June, the U.S. – and the world – galvanized to accelerate racial equity. Sadly, we continue to experience tragedies and injustices that make it clear we still have a lot of hard work to do.We are at an inflection point, and companies like ours play a key role in creating environments where differences are valued and celebrated. Where everyone has a sense of belonging and can achieve their full potential. This will take time, and we are hard at work.We rolled out an initial set of actions and commitments largely focused on the inside-out progress we need to make as a company. This work was shared with the Dell Technologies Board of Directors last Friday. We recapped insights from the recent listening sessions our executive leadership team hosted with Black team members to understand their experiences at Dell and the changes they’d like to see. In those 26 sessions, four consistent themes rose to the top. Our Black team members want:More people who look like them at Dell TechnologiesEqual opportunities to succeedChampions to advocate and put them forward for advancementTo see action and measurable progress toward our 2030 Progress Made Real gender and ethnicity goalsThese align with the 2030 commitments we made – and the immediate progress we’re driving. We know people don’t want to wait 10 years to see progress; they want action and progress now. And that’s our focus. By setting goals and providing regular updates to our stakeholders, especially our team members, we’ll stay accountable and on track to achieving a workforce that is more representative of the world we serve.Here’s an update on some of the actions we’ve taken since June.We’ve been working with historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority-serving institutions (MSIs) for years. But if we are to increase representation across the company, we need to go faster and increase our investments. We’ve done that by providing HBCUs and MSIs with – and even teaching – our own technology curriculum in areas like data science, cloud, cybersecurity, sales engineering. And starting in Spring 2021, we’ll begin recruiting from nearly two dozen U.S. community colleges, opening up new career opportunities at Dell for people with 2-year degrees. As our Black team members called out, a big part of growing your career is having equal opportunities to succeed. HR is partnering with our Black Networking Alliance (BNA) ERG on new development programs that will equip high-potential Black team members with skills to grow and advance. A program for directors launched last month, while another program for high-potential talent at mid-career levels launched last week.Attracting and advancing top talent is especially important at the mid-career level. Developing people of color at the early and mid-level career stages will change representation at senior levels over time.We joined Time to Vote and A Day for Democracy, national campaigns to increase voter participation and guard against voter suppression in the U.S. elections. By participating, we are ensuring U.S. Dell Technologies team members have the tools, resources and paid time off to make their voices heard. These resources were shared last week in a town hall hosted by Government Affairs and our ERGs.And our team members continue to volunteer and give generously, accompanied by our company $ for $ giving match up to $10,000 annually per employee, to organizations including Black Lives Matter, National Urban League, NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), Amnesty International and 100 Black Men of America. Organizations with a proven track record of advocacy for racial justice and equity.Leaning into our culture of inclusion In addition to these commitments, we want experiences at Dell to be consistent for all team members—and that begins with accountability for our people leaders and holding all team members to the highest standards. Inclusive behaviors and leadership – measured annually as part of our employee engagement survey – have been more clearly defined in our Culture Code, leaving no room for doubt about our expectations and the role each of us plays to contribute to an inclusive environment.I’m proud of the investments we’re making to grow our diverse workforce and build upon our inclusive culture. We will keep putting in the hard work – steadfast in pursuit of our diversity commitments and racial equity. Check back here for regular updates and watch for our annual progress checks through our Progress Made Real Report and Diversity & Inclusion Report.In the words of Gandhi, let’s “be the change you wish to see in the world.” Let’s roll up our sleeves. Let’s put in the hard work to be the employer of choice for ALL.
WCAX-TV,WCAX-TV has won three journalism awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association, the world’s largest professional organization exclusively serving the electronic news profession. The awards were announced last week in Boston at an event hosted by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).Journalists from all New England markets, including Boston, Hartford, and Providence, competed for recognition. WCAX received a first place award for ‘Mission Afghanistan’ with Darren Perron and Lance Mackenzie, an award for continuing coverage on the Kidnapping and Murder of Pat O’Hagan from Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, and a first place award for their Sports Spotlight series.WCAX was the only Vermont television news station to be recognized at the event. Anson Tebbetts, WCAX New Director, noted, “The true honor goes to our reporters, photographers, editors, and producers. Together, our team has captured the stories of Vermonters in a way that is not only compelling and authentic, but that rises to the top, even when competing among major markets. These awards belong to these dedicated individuals and our viewers, who invite us into our homes day after day.”WCAX-TV is the CBS affiliate in Burlington, VT and is owned and operated by Mt. Mansfield Television, Inc.
By Alejandra Arredondo/Voice of America (VOA)/ Edited by Diálogo Staff May 04, 2020 U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams said on April 8 that the idea of negotiating with the regime to end the crisis is “realistic.”“Every dictatorship in Latin America, with the rarest of exceptions, ends with a negotiation,” Abrams said via teleconference, where he defended the U.S. Department of State’s plan to set up a transitional government in Venezuela that includes the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV, in Spanish) and the Venezuelan Armed Forces.The proposal seeks to create a State Council elected by the National Assembly — with pro-government and opposition parties participating — that would call future elections in which Nicolás Maduro might, in theory, participate.“We didn’t think it was right for foreigners to say here’s a list of Venezuelans who can run for office and here’s a list of Venezuelans who cannot run for office,” Abrams said about Maduro’s possible candidacy.Maduro “is the most toxic figure in Venezuela […]. If he presents himself in an election, he’s going to be crushed,” the diplomat said in the teleconference held by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.The regime rejected the U.S. proposal just hours after it was announced, calling it “interventionist.”For Abrams, that outcome was expected. He said that the message was mostly directed to the people around the Chavista leader, who are already contacting the United States.“There are people in and around the regime who are reaching out to the U.S. government,” Abrams said.“Maybe people in the regime recognize what they didn’t recognize last summer, which is that the situation is increasingly difficult […] and they need to look for a way out. They need to look for a negotiated, agreed way forward,” the special representative for Venezuela added.Military option, negotiationAlthough he said that military options were on the table “if the president wants to use them,” the diplomat defended the possibility of a negotiation.“If you want to propose an American invasion, that’s fine, go ahead and propose it. But if that’s not going to happen, then how does this [the situation in Venezuela] come to an end? […] Through a negotiation,” Abrams said.“You don’t exactly get to choose who you negotiate with. You end up negotiating with the people who are there. Let’s be realistic,” said the diplomat, when asked why they might negotiate with regime officials, many of whom are sanctioned or, who like Maduro or Diosdado Cabello, face charges in the United States for narcotrafficking.“We could say, here’s how it ends: The opposition, the majority in the National Assembly, takes over tomorrow morning, and everybody connected to the Chavista party and the army goes to jail. Is this a realistic proposal? It is not,” said Abrams.
The Binghamton Police Department says two suspects, the juvenile and 20-year-old Tariq M. Johnson were arrested following an investigation into a shooting. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — A 15-year-old has been charged with attempted murder in the 2nd degree, Binghamton authorities say. Police say witness accounts and video surveillance led detectives to two suspects. The department says officers responded to 32 Saratagoa Ave. around 9 p.m. May 20 and found shell casings. The juvenile was also charged criminal possession of a weapon in the 2nd degree and was remanded to a secure juvenile facility in the Albany area. Johnson was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the 2nd and 3rd degree.
“Significant differences still remain on a number of important issues,” Johnson’s official spokesman said on Monday, citing in particular EU access to UK fishing waters.The UK would “continue to engage constructively” with the EU, he added, but warned time was running out.”We’ve said we don’t want the talks to drag on into the autumn, that we want to make progress as quickly as possible in order to give certainty and clarity to business and there’s no change to that,” he told reporters. ‘Chasm’Brussels appears less pressed for time and believes the necessary ratification by the European Parliament and others would require a deal by late October.Weekend reports in British newspapers said Johnson is “reconciled” to the talks ending after the final scheduled round in mid-August, because of the “chasm” between the sides.Britain’s chief negotiator David Frost and his EU counterpart Michel Barnier kicked off this week’s talks with a joint dinner on Monday evening.Their teams are set to discuss a host of issues, from fisheries and so-called level playing field rules on fair competition to law enforcement and judicial cooperation. Without a new agreement, the two sides would see ties reduced to minimum standards set by the World Trade Organization with high tariffs and serious disruptions to business.London last week unveiled its first detailed proposals for managing Britain’s post-Brexit borders, insisting they would be implemented regardless of whether a deal was struck.The blueprint confirmed the adoption of a staged approach to border enforcement over the first six months of 2021, with initial “light-touch” checks on goods from the bloc.But a leaked letter from International Trade Secretary Liz Truss to ministerial colleagues said the proposals risk smuggling, damaging Britain’s reputation and could face a legal challenge from the WTO.Business in Northern Ireland, whose frontier with southern neighbors Ireland will be Britain’s only land border with the EU, have also demanded more clarity about arrangements.The raft of proposed border measures set out in the 206-page document laid bare the added paperwork — and costs — many firms will face in trading with entities in the EU.One key plank of anti-EU “leave” supporters’ campaign was against Brussels bureaucracy. Britain and the European Union resume talks on Tuesday, with the clock running down to a year-end deadline for a new post-Brexit deal to replace half a century of integration.The latest round of negotiations takes place over three days in the British capital, with stalemate in key areas stoking fears of a no-deal scenario.Britain formally left the EU in January, following 47 years in the European project but agreed to a standstill transition until December 31 pending new trade terms. Topics : After the coronavirus pandemic combined with the two sides’ entrenched positions to stall progress, London and Brussels last month launched five weeks of intensified negotiations. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in June vowed to add “a bit of oomph” into the gridlocked process, and predicted talks could conclude as early as this month.But several face-to-face sessions since then have yielded few signs of compromise, and the two sides remain far apart on various issues, with only two further rounds of talks left.Britain steadfastly refuses to extend the transition period and insists it will not let the negotiations “drag on” towards the end of the year.
Advertisement Comment Gnabry left Arsenal in 2017 for just £5m (Picture: Getty)And, while Wenger is delighted that Gnabry has developed into the player he believed he could become, he admits he’s sad that it was not at Arsenal. AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Let’s not forget Gnabry, I bought him at the age of 15 from Stuttgart and he was injured a lot,’ Wenger told beIN SPORTS.‘He’s creative, he can score goals, right-footed, left-footed, good power, good penetration, very, very clever with the timing of his runs. His tendency was a bit too easy, like I told you about with young, talented players.‘But he has matured a lot and he is one of the dominant players now in Germany.‘No, no [I didn’t want to let him go]. We had an agreement with him. I had given him out on loan to West Brom and he didn’t play a game, came back, he was injured.‘We worked with him very hard for six months and he went out with the German national team under-21s. Bayern made a deal with Bremen and in the end he didn’t want to extend the contract [at Arsenal].‘I was very sad that we couldn’t get over the line with him because I knew that he would have a great future. He can play No 10, he can be a No 9, he is a very intelligent player.’MORE: Manchester United confident of completing Jadon Sancho transfer if personal terms can be agreed with winger Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 19 Aug 2020 11:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Serge Gnabry fired Bayern Munich into the Champions League final. (Picture: Getty Images)Arsene Wenger admits he’s ‘very sad’ that Serge Gnabry left Arsenal only to go on to become one of the finest players in world football. The German winger joined the Gunners at the age of 15 from Stuggart and Wenger was a huge admirer of the midfielder.Gnabry was tipped for big things in north London but a disastrous loan spell with West Brom created doubts in the German’s mind about life in England.The winger returned to the Gunners and agreed to signing a new contract before backtracking on the verbal agreement.Gnabry subsequently signed for Werder Bremen for a paltry £5m, only to sign for Bayern 12 months later. The winger has since become one of the most feared wingers in the world at the Allianz Arena and he scored twice against Lyon to send the Bavarians through to the Champions League final, where they’ll face PSG. ADVERTISEMENT Arsene Wenger reveals major regret over Serge Gnabry’s Arsenal career Advertisement
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (R) and Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola (L) will renew their rivalry in the Community ShieldLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola has urged Manchester City to prepare for the “incredible challenge” of battling Liverpool for the Premier League title by landing an early blow against their rivals in Sunday’s Community Shield.Guardiola’s side pipped Liverpool to the Premier League by one point last season after a thrilling title race went down to the last day.The two clubs renew their growing rivalry when they meet at Wembley in the annual curtain-raiser to the English top-flight season this weekend.While City won an unprecedented English treble of Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup last term, and are the bookmakers’ favourites to win the title for a third successive year, Guardiola is well aware of the challenge likely to be posed by Liverpool.Jurgen Klopp’s men lost only once in the league last season — at City — and erased the frustration of failing to catch Guardiola’s team by beating Tottenham to win the club’s sixth European Cup in June.Despite a spat between the pair this week when Guardiola hit back at Klopp’s jibe over City’s big spending on transfers in recent years, the Spaniard remains a huge admirer of the Liverpool boss and the team he has built at Anfield.“He inspires me in many things. He is a class manager, a top manager. He’s so good and it is an incredible challenge for me every time I face his teams,” Guardiola said.Guardiola’s irritation at Klopp’s suggestion that City are one of a handful of clubs who live in a transfer “fantasy land” lit the fuse on what promises to be a fascinating 10-month battle for supremacy between City and Liverpool.With City yet to win the Champions League and Liverpool without an English title since 1990, it is possible they would gladly settle for a trophy-swap this season.But Guardiola knows Community Shield holders City could become the first team to win three consecutive Premier League titles since Manchester United between 2006 and 2009, so he won’t settle for only targeting European glory.“We won almost every trophy; not all of them. It was quite remarkable,” he said of last season.“We start from zero now – we start again – but we are ready to accept the challenge.”– ‘There are no doubts’ – Share on: WhatsApp Twelve months ago Guardiola warned of a need to guard against complacency after City’s record 100-point haul in 2017-18.But this year he is taking a softer approach after being impressed with his players’ maturity under intense pressure from Liverpool.“We will be nicer this season. These players convinced me with what they did last season. There are no doubts,” said Guardiola, who may leave Ederson, Riyad Mahrez, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus on the bench after their returns from international duty.“At the end of last season I didn’t know how well we’d handle our success and I think it was incredible what they did last after 100 points. The target is to keep improving.”For Liverpool, the glamour friendly represents a chance to fine-tune their preparations after an uneven pre-season.Three defeats and some lethargic displays sparked fears that Liverpool were suffering a Champions League hangover.Sadio Mane is still resting after the Africa Cup of Nations, but with Roberto Firmino, Alisson Becker and Mohamed Salah back in the fold after international commitments, Klopp expects a more cohesive display at Wembley.“When you are tired, you are tired, and it’s quite difficult to then play your best football. Now it’s getting better. The quality of the boys who came back, of course it helps,” said Klopp, whose club last won the Community Shield in 2006.“Because the training was on such a high intensity level in the games sometimes we were really done.“Unfortunately, we play in public so everybody could see that. But the Lyon game helped. We were not in doubt about that but it’s nice to get the proof as well.”
ARCADIA, Calif. (April 23, 2015)–The Stronach Group announced today that Senior Vice President Tom Ludt has been appointed to spearhead a key company initiative. Effective immediately, Ludt will assume control of the creation and implementation of a new national project under development within The Stronach Group.As President of The Stronach Group’s Santa Anita Park, Ludt oversaw a successful 68-day Winter Meeting, which concluded this past Sunday, April 19. In a meet that opened on Dec. 26, the track posted a three percent year-over-year increase in overall pari-mutuel handle and a four percent year-over-year hike in on-track attendance.As a result of his new appointment, Ludt will no longer oversee the day-to-day operations of Santa Anita Park. Keith Brackpool, Chairman of The Stronach Group’s West Coast Operations, will assume control of Santa Anita’s day-to-day operations effective opening day of the track’s 2015 Spring Meeting on Friday, April 24.“We very much appreciate Tom’s stewardship of the Santa Anita Park operations over the past two years, and we have now asked him to focus his talents on an important new project that we plan to roll-out in the coming months,” said Brackpool.