Hamoud Hazza and Jaber Saber assaulted

first_img Organisation March 12, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hamoud Hazza and Jaber Saber assaulted News RSF_en center_img Help by sharing this information Hamoud Hazza, a reporter for the Saba news agency, sustained a head injury during clashes between the security forces and demonstrators on Change Square in Sanaa. Jaber Saber, a journalist working for the Marib Press news agency, was assaulted by members of the security forces while covering the clashes. Abdel Salam Jaber, the editor of the newspaper Al-Qadiya, was kidnapped by the security forces while on his way to the square. He was released the next day. last_img

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Chris Dutton to retire from GMP, Mary Powell named CEO

first_imgMARY POWELL DESIGNATED AS GREEN MOUNTAIN POWER’SNEXT PRESIDENT AND CEO—– CEO Chris Dutton to retire August 2008 —-COLCHESTER, VT.December 4, 2007.. Mary G. Powell, 47, will become Green Mountain Power’s nextPresident and Chief Executive Officer in August 2008 when CEO Chris Dutton retires after 11years leading the Vermont electric utility, it was announced today. “We are extremely pleased that Mary Powell will succeed Chris Dutton as Green MountainPower’s new CEO, thus bringing to fruition a leadership transition plan started five years ago,”said Robert Tessier, Chair of the Green Mountain Power Board of Directors.”Mary has been a key driver in the restructuring of Green Mountain Power from a traditionalelectric utility to a high performing company that is now noted for using technology to drivecustomer satisfaction and to produce consistently strong financial results,” Mr. Tessier said inmaking known the GMP Board’s choice for a new CEO.With her promotion to the CEO position, Ms. Powell will become a member of the GreenMountain Power Board of Directors. Mr. Dutton will remain as a member of the Board followinghis retirement as CEO.Ms. Powell joined Green Mountain Power in 1998 after experience as a business owner and inbusiness management at the executive level in both the public and private sector. “I am ready and eager for this new leadership challenge to continue to create customer value andto build on the work that I have done in my 10-year association with Chris Dutton,” Ms. Powellsaid. “My focus will be further building and leveraging a strong technology platform forcustomer delivery in order to provide superior and reliable electric service in a world that is morecomplex and that demands a lighter environmental footprint. The effective replacement of ourHydro Quebec and Vermont Yankee contracts is a key focus of our leadership team and will beone of the most important decisions we make for our customers in the next decade. We plan todo that in a way that balances the needs of all stakeholders, including the climate.” Mr. Dutton, 59, said he was delighted that an executive development and leadership transitionprocess begun in 2002 has resulted in Mary’s elevation as GMP’s new CEO. “Mary Powell is quite simply one of the most talented and innovative leaders I have ever met.She is fearless as she embraces change and new thinking. Mary will lead Green Mountain Powerwith distinction and her strong common sense and clear thinking will also be an importantleadership voice for Vermont,” Mr. Dutton predicted.In announcing the future Green Mountain Power leadership, Mr. Tessier said that it was theimpressive results under Chris Dutton’s 11-year tenure as CEO that brought GMP to theattention of Gaz Metro, the Montreal-based gas distribution utility that acquired GMP earlier thisyear. “The work that Chris and his team have done in Vermont is the kind of management andleadership approach that we want as Gaz Metro seeks to expand its footprint in the NortheastUnited States,” Mr. Tessier said. “We know that with Mary Powell as Green Mountain Power’s CEO, we have the nextgeneration of leadership that fulfills our long-term strategies,” Mr. Tessier added. During Ms. Powell’s tenure at Green Mountain Power, the 92,000-customer electric distribution,transmission and utility services utility has developed three core business values: deliveringsafe, fast and effective service; being environmentally responsible; and being profitable. Green Mountain Power has been recognized for its corporate responsibility, as one of the bestplaces to work in Vermont, for its safe work environment, and in March 2003 Business Weekmagazine listed GMP on its list of top-performing small-cap companies.In February 2004, Ms. Powell was recognized by Fast Company magazine as one of the top fiftybusiness leaders in the United States for the work she led reinventing a traditional utilitycompany.Prior to joining Green Mountain Power, Ms. Powell most recently served as Senior VicePresident of Community Banking for KeyBank in Vermont. Prior to escaping to the GreenMountains, Ms. Powell worked for The Reserve Fund in New York City as the AssociateDirector of Operations. She also worked in the Human Resources Department for the State ofVermont.Ms. Powell lives in South Hero with her husband and daughter.Green Mountain Power (www.greenmountainpower.biz(link is external)) is an electric utility owned by NorthernNew England Energy Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gaz Métro, a leading Québecenergy company with a long history of investment in Vermont. Green Mountain Powertransmits, distributes and sells electricity and utility construction services in the State of Vermontin a service territory with approximately one quarter of Vermont’s population. It servesapproximately 92,000 customers.- 30 –last_img read more

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Diversity Insight: Using public art to promote equity, inclusion and racial justice

first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr State Street, the pedestrian mall connecting the University of Wisconsin-Madison to Wisconsin’s capitol, is not your average thoroughfare. It’s a gathering place for protesters who have helped shape national attitudes about civil rights, gender equality and war. It’s also home to a UW Credit Union branch that has taken the organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts to an exciting new place—with art.The cash this branch dispenses is often spent at State Street businesses, which range from budget-friendly coffee shops to fancy clothing boutiques. But people don’t just come to UW Credit Union for the ATMs or the coin counter. It’s the employees they want to see.On a typical day, our branches deliver financial services with a side of Wisconsin culture. The scent of locally roasted coffee wafts by as friendly tellers tend to members’ needs, often in more than one language. Our employees earn trust by being honest and getting to know what matters to our members, whether it’s a beloved pet or a favorite sports team. They’re so neighborly that someone once asked if Mr. Rogers founded our 280,000-member financial institution. He didn’t, though we like to think he could have.center_img This post is currently collecting data…last_img read more

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Russell Wilson, Seahawks reportedly have made ‘little progress’ in contract negotiations

first_imgThe report stated that Wilson is aware he could be hit with the franchise tag in 2020 if they can’t come to an agreement on a new deal. He’s about to enter into the final year of his 2015 extension.Another concern from Wilson’s camp is if they wait until 2020 to get a new deal done, the current Collective Bargaining Agreement will be over and a new one will be coming up. This will impact salary cap numbers, which could hurt Wilson’s chances of getting the contract he desires.Despite the uncertainty, Wilson said he won’t hold out from any Seahawks activities and will be at the team’s offseason workouts and meetings. The contract negotiations between quarterback Russell Wilson and the Seahawks are at a stalemate.According to The Seattle Times, there has been “very little progress” in negotiations for a new extension. “While there has been communication between the two sides of late, the leak of the news of a deadline this week doesn’t appear to have — as yet, anyway — resulted in any significant breakthroughs in negotiations,” the Times reported.”One league source said Friday: ‘There has been very little progress made between the two sides.'” Related News According to the report, the Seahawks have known about Wilson’s April 15 deadline since January. One reason Wilson set this deadline is because it has worked in the past. In 2015 he got a four-year, $87.6 million contract right before the start of that season.Now Wilson wants a contract that would give him the most money annually (around the $35 million range) or the most guaranteed money, which would be roughly $100 million. Seahawks reportedly working out former USC star who hasn’t played in NFL since 2015last_img read more

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Premier league restart, 4 lessons!

first_imgEPL returned today with #BlackLivesMatterFour things from the Premier League restartLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |  The Premier League was immediately embroiled in a technology row as it made its comeback on Wednesday, while players showed their solidarity with Black Lives Matter and Manchester City breezed past Arsenal.AFP Sport looks at some of the key things from top-flight football’s return after a three-month coronavirus hiatus.Tech misses Nyland blooperA technology black hole spared Orjan Nyland’s blushes when the Aston Villa goalkeeper somehow got away with stumbling back into his own goal with the ball, allowing the struggling outfit to escape with a goalless draw against Champions League-chasing Sheffield United.United players appealed wildly after Nyland clearly took Oliver Norwood’s first half free-kick over the line, only for neither goalline technology nor VAR to tell referee Michael Oliver that a goal should have been awarded.Oliver had no choice but to let play continue to the astonishment of the United players, and Hawk-Eye, whose technology is supposed to alert match officials when the ball crosses the line, admitted its seven cameras had all missed a goal which could seriously damage United’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.Players take a knee for BLMAll four teams in Wednesday night’s fixtures took a knee in honour of the Black Lives Matter movement, with the players wearing shirts bearing the slogan throughout the match.The gesture comes following the death of black American George Floyd at the hands of police last month, which sparked protests around the world and led to sports people showing solidarity with those demonstrations. Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang raised his fist as he took the knee ahead of his side’s clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.Sterling back in the goalsRaheem Sterling scored his first Manchester City goal of the calendar year against Arsenal as Pep Guardiola’s side recommenced their season in the simplest possible fashion.England forward Sterling had not scored for City since hitting a double at Wolverhampton Wanderers in December, but slotted home the opener in City’s 3-0 win just before half time at the Etihad to end his drought on his first match of the restart.Sterling has been one of Britain’s most vocal footballers on the subject of racism and said on Tuesday that “now is the time to act” on inequalities as protests have spread worldwide.Hygiene rules the roostAS with the Bundesliga, La Liga and soon to be Serie A, the Premier League is only taking place thanks to a raft of health regulations that aim to stop the spread of COVID-19, which has killed more people in the United Kingdom than any other country in Europe.Widespread disinfection took place on Wednesday including of changing facilities, dugouts, match balls, goalposts, corner flags and substitution boards, while everyone other than players and coaching staff on team benches must wear face coverings.Players did not shake hands before either game and they were told that they should not spit or clear their noses. However City players did celebrate with Phil Foden after he scored their third late on.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Chesters ends England’s nine-year wait for European title

first_img Despite a closing round of 76, England international Ashley Chesters won the 26th European Men’s Amateur Championship at Real Golf Club El Prat. The 23 year old from Hawkstone Park in Shropshire finished a shot ahead of David Morago, who shot 73 to win the silver medal, and two clear of Scott Fernández, both from Spain. Chesters (image: DGV/stebl), who took the lead after shooting 65 in round two and went into the final day four shots clear, saw that advantage disappear around the turn. He bogeyed the ninth then took a double-bogey seven at the long tenth. By this time Morago and Fernandez, playing ahead, had closed the gap, Morago being two behind, and everything was set for a dramatic finale. Morago fell back with bogeys at 16 and 17 only for Chesters to drop further shots at 16 and 17, but the Shropshire lad was still one ahead playing the par five 18th, which he’d birdied in the previous three rounds. Both Morago and Fernandez picked up shots there to level but Chesters kept cool and a further birdie from around four feet gave him the title. Another England international, Jamie Rutherford also birdied the last to finish fourth on 289, while Seb Crookall-Nixon was joint 18th on 296. Chesters, who was capped against France last year and has enjoyed several top ten finishes this year, is the first English player to win the European title since Matthew Richardson triumphed in Sweden in 2004. He joins an illustrious list of winners which include Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia. Leading final scores: 284 A Chesters (Eng) 73 65 70 76 285 D Morago (Spa) 75 68 69 73 286 S Fernandez (Spa) 70 71 71 74 289 J Rutherford (Eng) 71 73 71 74 11 Aug 2013 Chesters ends England’s nine-year wait for European title last_img read more

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Top award for Girls Golf Rocks in Essex

first_img Girls Golf Rocks in Essex – the campaign to bring more girls into the game –  has been recognised with a prestigious Golf Foundation President’s Award Girls Golf Rocks was trialled in Essex in 2015, when it gave a taste of the game to 90 girls and was so successful that it is now running in eight more counties. Its success in creating more opportunities for girls, with strong links to golf clubs, was celebrated this week with the Laddie Lucas Award, presented at Wentworth by Golf Foundation President Sandy Jones. Girls Golf Rocks is all about attracting beginners to have fun, learn a new sport, get active and play alongside friends – with no pressure. Girl golfers from county squads act as ambassadors to share their enjoyment and inspire other girls. In Essex, 12 girls were trained as ambassadors and they supported PGA coaches at The Rayleigh Club, Little Channels GC, Playgolf Colchester and Crowlands Heath GC who offered taster sessions and follow-on coaching programmes. Over 90 girls attended the taster sessions, 31 girls played in a par 3 competition, 20 girls progressed into regular club coaching and six became club members. The project involved the Golf Foundation, England Golf, Essex County Golf Partnership, Essex County Girls, and Active Essex, all working together to encourage more beginner girls. The awards ceremony was attended by four of the ambassadors who were interviewed on stage at Wentworth by the Golf Foundation’s Regional Development Officer Katie Moggan. Their views on how golf can cement “great friendships, increase confidence and focus” and the small matter of “beating the boys”, went down very well with the audience! The Golf Foundation is a nationally recognised charity that works with national partners to encourage young people to ‘Start, Learn and Stay’ in the sport. Its HSBC Golf Roots programme reaches 500,000 youngsters a year, creating a pathway from discovering golf in schools and the community to enjoying regular golf at golf clubs and driving ranges. As a charity the Golf Foundation relies completely on the exceptional efforts of hundreds of junior organisers and ‘young leaders’ who mentor children new to golf, hundreds of PGA Pros who take the game into schools and welcome children back for club coaching, and the many families whose youngsters are discovering the game. In addition, the Foundation has trained a great many enthusiastic teachers who have embraced golf as a sport as part of the school curriculum. The Golf Foundation’s new President, Sandy Jones, presented the ten awards, while the charity’s Chairman Stephen Lewis thanked The European Tour and Wentworth Club for staging the event and all the Foundation’s core funders and supporters for backing the charity throughout another year. Caption: Sandy Jones, President of the Golf Foundation, presents the Laddie Lucas Award to Helen Tarttelin, the Essex County Development Officer, watched by Wendy Cook, Essex junior organiser, and ambassadors, from left,  Ashley Chalmers, Lily May Humphreys, Ysobel Lush and Sophie Wheeler. (© Getty Images). 26 May 2016 Top award for Girls Golf Rocks in Essex last_img read more

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Bombay Chest Furniture featured at Olympia’s Furniture Works

first_imgFacebook33Tweet0Pin6 Submitted by Furniture WorksIf you are looking for furniture to accessorize and beautify your home then Bombay Chest Furniture will be the perfect furniture to use. Using Bombay chest furniture will allow you  to turn your hallway or any empty wall into something rather beautiful to look at. They will add so much style to your home. Bombay Chest Furniture makes small to large storage pieces, each one having their own elegant design that has been beautifully crafted from select quality wood. They are made in different shapes that help with adding more character to any room.Some Bombay chest furniture pieces are beautifully crafted with hand-carving and then finished with a classic walnut stain. These furniture pieces have shelves inside with ample storage space inside so that you are able to store anything away. You can get foyer cabinets that are beautifully crafted from hard woods that are detailed with intricate hand carvings. On these pieces you may have two front doors with huge amounts of space and there will be a drawer at the top.There are hand painted hall chests that feature tooled embossed, nail head trimmed, antique brass toned, hand painted front panels that are framed by antique black finished parting rails and base. There is a cabriole leg base and ogee edged top. The hand painted hall chests can also have drawers in them with a double ogee top that rests on a scalloped apron with splayed and tapered legs. These pieces can also be crafted with spoon feet.There are other Bombay furniture pieces that have decorative elements that might include ormolu mounts, shell carvings, acanthus leaf carvings, carved scroll feet, and custom hardware. Fluted bun feet that are hand painted faux dark cherry finish with embossed metal and the front drawers are hand painted. You can choose a Bombay chest furniture piece that is an English design. This particular design has four drawers and two curved doors on the ends. The curved doors have simulated drawer fronts on them so that they match the design detail on the front.The name Demilune means half round in French and these could normally be used together as a pair, back to back. Also available are shaped hall chests with ball and claw feet. Other Bombay chest furniture may look like they have an oversized design to it with a very elegant beauty. All these Bombay Chest Furniture pieces have a magnificent hand carved detail and each of them has their own elegant design and quality. Each and every one of these items would look fantastic in any part of your home and they will complete the look in any room. Bombay chest furniture is bound to bring any wall to life.last_img read more

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Penrose Physical Therapy Gives Tips for Teleworking and Gym Closures During…

first_imgPhoto courtesy: Penrose & Associates Physical Therapy8.  Boot camp is available on Facebook live in our private group “Penrose Boot Camp,” which is a higher intensity hips and core routine. That is $20 a week Tuesday/Thursday at 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. if you are interested (replay would be available).  Please email [email protected] if you want to attend. Injury questions will be answered as well.We are also hosting an virtual knee pain workshop on Wednesday April 8 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on webex.com.  You will need to email [email protected] for the invitation to join.  Dr. Penrose will answer questions regarding knee pain and what you can do about it.  And then there will be a way to enroll in our online knee pain course! We will find a way to help you in this COVID-19 time! Facebook28Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Penrose & Associates Physical TherapyPenrose & Associates Physical Therapy in Olympia has some at-home office tips to help your body stay healthy while working from home during COVID-19. Standing desk. Photo courtesy: Penrose & Associates Physical Therapy1.  Take the time to set up your work station so you are not increasing your neck pain, back pain, elbow tendonitis etc.If you have a laptop you will want to take the time to set it up so you are not looking down at an awkward angle for prolonged periods of time.  Try to set it up on a work stand if you can and stand up and work.Click here to buy one that adjusts and is the one I am using in the pictures and videos.Click here for video of a standing station set up.If you are seated make sure you have good lumbar support like a lumbar roll, small rolled up pillow, rolled up towel.  You need enough support to help maintain your lumbar curve and prevent you from slouching.  This will make it easier on your whole spine.Click here for seated work station tips.2.  Next make sure your elbows stay at your side and are not reaching too far forward as this will eventually lead to arm, shoulder and neck strain over time.3.  Make sure you are looking at the screen straight ahead versus down. If you can get your laptop to plug into a docking station and a separate screen that would be ideal.center_img Stretches at desk. Photo courtesy: Penrose & Associates Physical Therapy4.  Stop every 30 min and do shoulder blade squeezes, shoulder rolls, and reach up overhead and lean your upper back backwards for some stretching.  Turn your head to the left and to the right a few times.Click here for video of stretches to do at your work station.5.  Take a mid-morning and mid-afternoon mini walk and standing stretching break. Stretch your chest, arms, shoulders and hips.6. Keep up a mid-day walk outside if you can even if it is only for 15 minutes.7.  Make exercise a priority during this COVID-19 time. If you are unsure what to do we have a virtual strength class on Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 10:00 a.m. designed to use body weight, dumbbells, and simple house hold objects at home. Marissa Ang, ATC is very familiar with modifying the exercises for knee arthritis, neck pain, back pain and she can find something for everyone. You can attend the first one free.  Just email her [email protected] Those classes are meeting in google hangout so you will need a gmail account to attend virtually.  We also have a virtual Yoga class on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and you can attend for free the first time.last_img read more

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Arrow goes through Indian archer’s shoulder bone during training in freak accident!

first_imgImage Courtesy: ANI/NDTVAdvertisement hng4yNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8euWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4tjmc( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8wkfkWould you ever consider trying this?😱1sc552Can your students do this? 🌚7sslRoller skating! Powered by Firework A very unfortunate event has occured in the sport of Archery yesterday, as a young archer from Assam named Shivangini Gohain has been injured during training session. The 12 year old has been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Science Trauma Centre in New Delhi. Following a surgery today, the teenager has been shifted to ICU for further medical investigation.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ANI/NDTVDuring her practice session at the Dakha Devi Rasiwasia College in Chabua in the district of Dubrugarh, Shivangini met with the accident. The arrow, measuring 15 cm, pierced her shoulder, damaging her shoulder bone and left lung, and lodged itself with a slight contact with the vertebral artery.“She was admitted to the hospital at around 8 pm. Doctors are examining her and she is undergoing investigations. A decision on the course of treatment to be provided to her or performing a surgery will be taken soon,” a senior doctor present at the Trauma Centre said yesterday after her admission.Advertisement Dr. Deepak Gupta, a professor of neurosurgery at AIIMS had spoken to the reporters following Shivangini’s admission. “Around 0.5 cm of the arrow was in front of the spinal cord. It was a very complex surgery,” the doctor told reporters.Shivangini, who hails from Deodhai village, was training alone without the presence of her coach, former Indian archer Mercy Ignatius, as confirmed by the Assam Archery Association.Advertisement The joint secretary, Pulin Das spoke about the occurence of the tragic incident. “There is a SAI contractual coach, Marcy, and he has left for the Khelo India Games in Guwahati.” Pulin spoke to PTI over a phone session.He also added that the principal of Dakha Devi Rasiwasia College was not supervising Shivangini, and local officials were also absent from the spot.He continued: “He didn’t instruct the trainees to stop the camp for some time nor did the college principal, who acted as administrator of the extension centre, looked after the practice,”Brinchi Gohain, Shivangini’s father was present outside the practice arena, and he alone had to take his injured daughter  to the Assam Medical College in Dibrugarh, which is 33 km away from Chabua.“I was told that she had a very tough time as the arrow remained stuck for more than a day. She is a strong-willed girl and she fought. Her father must be a daily wage labourer and he was distraught also,” Das added.The Dakha Devi Rasiwasia College, where the mishap took place, falls under the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Regional Centre of Guwahati. A spokesperson said yesterday that Shivangini was taken to Delhi by air, and SAI will be undertaking the cost of her treatment.Also read-Wriddhiman Saha undergoes surgery for finger injury in MumbaiBoxer Manoj Kumar accuses Sports Authority of India for not providing financial help after injury Advertisementlast_img read more

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