‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’, a film based on the life of cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar, has been declared tax-free in Kerala and Chhattisgarh.The decisions in this regard were taken by the respective cabinets of each state, in compliance with government policies, read a statement from the makers of the film. (Tendulkar wants to dedicate ‘Sachin A Billion Dreams’ to father, brother)”We are pleased that ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’ is tax-free in the states of Kerala and Chhattisgarh,” said Ravi Bhagchandka, who has produced the film under the 200NotOut banner.”The film is a tribute to the hard work and determination of one individual, but it is also an inspiring lesson for the youth of today who clearly needs a real-life hero, to prove to them that success comes to those who strive, against all odds.” (Tendulkar to India Today on his biopic: Fans will get to see my romance with Anjali)”Thanks to the tax exemption in these states, many more people will be able to watch the inspiring story of Sachin Tendulkar, and learn from or about how he overcame the darker, more testing phases of his life,” he added.”Sachin: A Billion Dreams”, directed by James Erskine, is about Tendulkar’s personal journey from a young boy to a cricketing icon.It is scheduled for release on May 26.
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Rabat – The Directorate of National Meteorology (DMN) has warned of heavy rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds for Thursday and Friday throughout Morocco. DMN issued a special forecast indicating that between 30 and 50 millimeters of rain will fall on Thursday between 3:00 a.m. and noon in the following provinces: Benslimane, Casablanca, Chefchaouen, El Hajeb, Fahs-Anjra, Kenitra, Khemisset, Larache, M’diq-Fnideq, Mediouna, Meknes, Mohammedia, Nouaceur, Ouezzane, Rabat, Sale, Sidi Kacem, Sidi Slimane, Skhirat-Temara, Tangier-Asilah, and Tetouan. The directorate also expects heavy rains on Thursday between 11:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. in Berkane, Figuig, Jerada, Oujda-Angad, and Taourirt. DMN predicted that relatively strong thunderstorms will hit Morocco from 5:00 p.m. Thursday to 3:00 a.m Friday in the following provinces: Benslimane, Berrechid, Casablanca, El Jadida, Kenitra, Khemisset, Mediouna, Mohammedia, Nouaceur, Rabat, Rehamna, Sale, Settat, Sidi Bennour, Sidi Slimane, and Skhirat-Temara.The rain will come with strong winds and hail in a few locations.
The two french clubs, Paris and Ivry, have been discussing the fusion into one club for a long time already. However, their latest meeting went unsuccessful and there has been no agreement reached yet. The point is to strengthen the clubs and be a solid force that can parry Montpellier and Chambery for the next season. Will they succeed in their intentions, we’re to see… ← Previous Story The RNL Manager criticizes Nielsen Next Story → Kornel Nagy two years in French Dunkerque
Carlen really doesn’t have luck with the injuries, and yet again he’s injured. After spending 7 months off the courts rehabilitating after breaking knee ligaments, he’s now in new trouble with injuries. The same thing, his knee ligaments again, and now another 6 months break is to be expected. That means he’s going to miss most of the season, and the upcoming European Championship in January 2012 in Serbia. ← Previous Story RNL beats Lemgo – Lijewski scores in last seconds Next Story → Tragic death of Slovak goalkeeper
35 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3240193 Tuesday 14 Feb 2017, 10:37 PM Feb 14th 2017, 10:37 PM 28,389 Views Share7930 Tweet Email2 Carlow teen thanks public after raising €600,000 for cancer treatment following emotional video “On this Valentine’s Day, I didn’t just receive a teddy or a card, but the chance of life.” Short URL By Cliodhna Russell CARLOW TEENAGER SHAUNTELLE Tynan has managed to raise €600,000 following an emotional video posted on her Facebook page on Sunday.The 18-year-old needs to travel to Houston, Texas to receive specialised cancer treatment that is not available anywhere else.In the video, Tynan pleaded with the public to support her health care costs in the US and said specialist treatment would be her “last-chance”.Since posting the video, the funds have gone from €50,000 on Sunday to almost €650,000 as it stands this evening.Shauntelle took to social media to thank everybody who donated:The people of Ireland have truly come together to help me get better and for that I’m truly thankful. There has been few haters but millions of lovers and each person showing positivity helps us through each day. The good always outshines the bad. “I now have a true chance of beating this. I will never be able to express how thankful I am.On this Valentine’s Day, I didn’t just receive a teddy or a card, but the chance of life.Speaking to the Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 today Shauntelle explained how she made the video upstairs in her bedroom while her Mam made dinner downstairs.We hadn’t had a donation in five days and I thought I’d make a video, I didn’t think it would go viral.“We thought that the gofundme page had got a virus or something was wrong as it was going up by thousands, we couldn’t take our eyes off it.”Shauntelle’s mother’s Leona said their doctor in America described Shauntelle’s case as the ‘most complex case he had seen in his career.’Shauntelle leaves for Houston, Texas, America this Saturday 18 Febuary for a week and returns on 29 March for a year. Source: RTÉ Radio 1/SoundCloudRead: Just the beginning’: Trump facing headache after security advisor quits over Russian links> Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
After knowing the Copa America groups during this Thursday’s draw, Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni expressed hope of having Lionel Messi back.Now that some time has passed after Argentina’s heartbreaking World Cup performance last summer with Messi as their leader, the Barcelona star is seriously considering on coming back to play for his country once more during 2019.The Copa America draw was held this Thursday and the Argentina national team got Group B, where they will face Paraguay, Colombia, and Qatar as one of the two invited nations to the tournament.Group A has Brazil hosting the tournament and sharing the stage with Peru, Venezuela, and Bolivia.And last but not least we have Group C, which includes Uruguay, Chile, Ecuador, and Japan as the second nation that got invited to the tournament that will take place in Brazil during the summer.All the nations are hyped for what’s coming for this new competition, that will return to its traditional 12-squad format that got modified back in 2016 when the Copa America Centenario was played in the United States.We believe that all the major stars will accompany their respective national teams, Brazil will hopefully have a Neymar who is completely recovered from his most recent metatarsal injury and lead the hosting duties.Estos son los resultados para el choque de los verdaderos titanes. ¡Que el mundo sienta la vibración sudamericana ¡Así se jugará la CONMEBOL Copa América Brasil 2019! #CopaAmerica2019 pic.twitter.com/Wa65qhHBxL— Copa América (@CopaAmerica) January 24, 2019Uruguay will hopefully have the Suarez/Cavani duo, Chile will have Alexis Sanchez, Colombia will have James Rodriguez, and the list could go on and on.But the major question we are all asking is as follows: will Leo Messi make the decision to finally return to his national team and give a major tournament another crack to see if he can retire from international football with one trophy?That is the million dollar question for everybody, but manager Lionel Scaloni hopes that having the best player in the world is a major possibility for Argentina.“We will speak with Leo in the days before the March list. When the time is right we will speak,” said the Argentina manager via Goal.“I hope he can be here but more than that, we want him to be happy. I have a good feeling.”Match Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).Brazil manager ‘Tite’, also talked about the reason he wants all the best players to visit his country and compete to win this new edition of the Copa America.“I want Messi and all the best athletes to come to Brazil. A team, to be the best, have to win with competition and overcome high-level opponents, which is why we expect Neymar, Messi, [Chile forward Alexis] Sanchez and [Uruguay star Luis] Suarez to come… And also [Peru’s Paolo] Guerrero.”¿Estará #Messi en la #CA2019Telemundo? Lionel Scaloni, DT de la @Argentina respondió al respecto…. pic.twitter.com/nBPbvetfZ1— Telemundo Deportes (@TelemundoSports) January 25, 2019The table is set for Lionel Messi to finally make his decision about his future with Argentina, certainly having Cesar Luis Menotti to guide him during his final years in the squad will be a great motivation that will bring Leo back for one last attempt to win the big trophies.The World Cup in Qatar is still far away for the Argentine to worry, he needs to take care of what’s coming this year first and then go step by step in the following years to see if he can get there while still playing at the highest level of competition.Odds are that Messi will still be a great player by the time that the next World Cup comes, but he will have to take extreme care of himself if he wants to give it another chance.The upcoming Copa America in Brazil will be a perfect measure for Messi to see how motivated he really is to keep going, winning the tournament could be a huge confidence boost that may push him all the way to Qatar.However, losing yet another major competition might be the final nail on Lionel Messi’s coffin that has the Argentina flag stamped on it.What happens this year during the summer, will determine which path Messi will take during the next three years.Scaloni no pierde la esperanza y hablará con Messi https://t.co/cEonhfYuHG pic.twitter.com/0PTgPIutJa— Fabian Ortegano (@Fabian_Ortegano) January 25, 2019Do you think Lionel Messi should go back to play for Argentina or do you think his time has passed? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
Miralem Pjanic admits Juventus need to improve their Champions League form as he suggested Atletico Madrid have a “similar philosophy” to the Serie A side.The first leg of the Round of 16 is at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Wednesday evening.And Pjanic is wary of the threat posed by Diego Simeone’s men owing to their tactics and style of play.“Their philosophy is not easy to deal with at all, so it’s up to us to control both games and most importantly try to score a goal in Madrid,” the midfielder told Football Italia.“Atleti do have a lot of similarities with Juve, as both teams are solid, allow few spaces and don’t concede many goals.“They are very aggressive when marking or pressing opposition players, whereas we have stronger individual talents. That is where we must make the difference over the two legs.”The Champions League Final this season will be played at the Wanda Metropolitano.“They’ll be even more motivated because they want to play the Final on home turf, having played two in the last five years. They’ve got the same record reaching the Final in that period as Juve.”La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…Pjanic claims the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo means Juventus are among the favourites to win the Champions League, which would be their first since 1996.Everyone. Everywhere. #GETREADY#AtletiJuve #UCL #FinoAllaFine #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/yyuRKtMpMc— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) February 17, 2019“We feel strong, even if we’ve been knocked out of the Coppa Italia by Atalanta. Other than that, we’ve only had great results this season.“There have been some more complicated matches lately, so we need to improve in two or three areas when facing these knockout ties.“We’ve conceded too many goals recently and it is not like us. The team must defend as a unit and when I say all together, I really mean it. Even the strikers must participate in helping the defence.“This is an important year and we’ve got to focus.”
Bomb technicians detonated and disassembled a pipe bomb found in a Hazel Dell-area park Monday evening. A man walking his dog found a 6-inch metal pipe, with caps at each end and a fuse, under a tree near the playground at Crown Continental Park, also known as Dark Park, in the 1100 block of Northeast 105th Street, said Clark County sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Nelson.Members of the Portland Metro Explosives Disposal Unit detonated the bomb around 6:20 p.m. It was filled with bird shot and black powder, but not enough powder to actually go off. The fuse appeared to have been lit before.
Insurance organisation Aviva has introduced a cancer support service for its 16,000 UK based employees.The benefit, provided by RedArc, was launched in September 2017 as part of the organisation’s wider health and wellbeing strategy. It has been implemented in order to provide emotional support to employees that have been diagnosed with cancer, and are either undergoing treatment or tackling the recovery process.Employees who have been diagnosed with cancer will have access to a nurse advisor, who will be able to provide long-term practical advice as well as emotional support. The nurse advisor can help employees suffering with cancer to understand the disease and its impacts, what to expect during the treatment process, how to come to terms with a cancer diagnosis, and how employees can best approach recovery from surgery or other treatments. The nurse advisor will also be able to discuss the emotional and physical aspects of a cancer diagnosis, for both employees and their families, as well as offer coping strategies to help staff members.The nurse advisor can also provide a clinically assessed course of therapy or counselling, as well as signpost staff to relevant information, services and equipment that may be useful to them.The benefit was communicated to staff using a news story on the staff intranet, which included a case study example of an employee who had been diagnosed with cancer. It was also promoted in a weekly round-up email to all employees, and information about the support service was placed on the wellbeing page of Aviva’s intranet.Cancer support will form part of Aviva’s existing health and wellbeing strategy, which includes sick pay at full salary for 12 months for each illness, group income protection, death in service at eight times basic salary, a year’s free access to the Headspace app, and access to Aviva’s in-house wellbeing app that provides personalised information to help staff manage their own health and wellbeing.Ally Antell (pictured), UK health and protection product innovation lead at Aviva, said: “Cancer will affect one in two people born in the UK. Unfortunately that means that a number of our employees are likely to be impacted by cancer at some point in their lives. We wanted to demonstrate our commitment to our people but not only providing financial support, but also offering the emotional support they may need following a cancer diagnosis, during treatment and recovery.”
55 Photos More From Roadshow Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: 2020 Chevy Corvette: First look at the mid-engined wonder 2020 Chevrolet Corvette blends the new and the familiar 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Chevrolet 2019 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Convertible review: A topless thrill ride 0 Chevrolet 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet first drive: The uber-roadster Chevrolet seemingly lit the internet ablaze when it revealed the mid-engine 2020 Corvette Stingray. Yet, the story doesn’t stop with the coupe. At the sports car’s reveal, Chevy also teased the convertible that’s yet to come.In the meantime, YouTuber Brendan Macie caught the car on video parked and took some up-close footage of the 2020 Corvette Stingray convertible. The video shows the car minus its Corvette badging as if we can’t tell what it is. Typical camouflage wrap spans the roof before stretching down to the engine cover. It’s likely Chevrolet isn’t ready for the world to see how the roof folds just yet, but make no mistake, the top shall drop. Specifically, the mid-engine Corvette Stingray convertible should feature a fully retractable hard-top roof.The model will likely weigh slightly more than the standard coupe to keep the structure rigid enough with the top down. So don’t expect the same 0-60 mph time in fewer than three seconds, as Chevy teased with the coupe equipped with the Z51 package.What will certainly stay the same between the coupe and convertible is the 6.2-liter LT2 V8 engine. The midmounted power plant cranks out 490 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. Check a box for the Z51 package and that power figures rises to 495 hp, while torque remains the same. Chevy perhaps got its Steve Jobs “one more thing” moment at the car’s debut when it noted the base car will start under $60,000, but the Z51 package alone will push the sale price past such figure. Heck, a mandatory destination charge will do it, too.Those eager to get their hands on a coupe or convertible will not find one option many will likely miss: a manual transmission. For the eighth-gen Corvette, an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic is the only option. Perhaps the bonkers performance in the base car will help us overlook the lack of three pedals in America’s banner sports car. Look for the convertible, and a new C8.R race car, to debut this fall or some time thereafter.(Hat tip to Motor1!) Tags Share your voice Convertibles Sports Cars 1:55
North Robertson Fire burning near Tok.(Alaska Division of Forestry)The season’s first major wildfire response is underway near Tok. The North Robertson Fire, about 30 miles northwest of Tok is being fought from the air and on the ground.Listen nowThe North Robertson Fire has grown from just a few acres to eight hundred in less than a day. Alaska Division of Forestry spokesman Tim Mowry said the blaze started Thursday morning near a trail and is suspected to be human caused. Mowry said flames moved quickly through black spruce forest, a couple miles from the Alaska Highway, and the blaze was hit hard with air drops.”Aggressive aerial assault right off the bat with a couple of air tankers and a couple water scoopers,” Mowry said. “They were able to get a retardant line around the whole fire.”Mowry said that’s allowed smoke-jumpers, aided by six ground crews, to get in and start pinching the fire off, and checking structures in the area.”Going out and trying to locate the structures and assess them — what needs our structure protection if it comes to that,” Mowry said.Mowry said wind has been pushing the fire toward the Robertson River, away from the Alcan.”Traffic has not been impacted on the highway, both from the fire or smoke,” Mowry said.Mowry stressed that there is potential for more activity.”Really dry down in Tok and in Delta. They’ve had burn suspensions almost daily for the last week, week and a half,” Mowry said. “There was 80 degree temperature down on the Kenai yesterday, and things are really drying out, so we’re thinking there’s going to be some more fire activity around the state.”Mowry noted that this year’s fire season in Alaska is ramping up weeks later than normal, and that state and federal firefighting agencies are fully geared up to respond.
In the first swimming event of the meet, Cards won the silver medal in the 200 Medley Relay with a school record time of 1:23.10. Nick Albiero (21.00), Evgenii Somov (23.40), Zach Harting (20.14) and a blistering anchor of 18.56 by Andrej Barna earned an NCAA A-cut and put up the second fastest time in ACC history. After three events, the Cards stand in third place. Duke leads the field with 258, followed by Florida State (247). The Cards have 243 followed by North Carolina State, Virginia Tech (196), Virginia (184), Georgia Tech (179), Miami (161), North Carolina (146), Pittsburgh (94), Boston College (64). These scores include the diving which was contested during the women’s championships. GREENSBORO, N.C. — After a short session of two relays, the University of Louisville men’s swimming and diving team made the podium twice including a gold in the 800 free relay at the 2019 ACC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. Competition resumes with preliminaries of the 500 free, the 200 IM, and the 50 freestyle at 10 a.m. and the finals off the blocks at 6 p.m. Print Friendly Version 2019 ACC Men’s Wednesday Results Story Links Cards won gold in the 800 Free Relay with a school record and pool record time of 6:11.84. Nick Albiero (1:33.73), Zach Harting (1:32.52), Bartosz Piszczorowicz (1:32.48), Colton Paulson (1:33.11) earned their second NCAA A-Cut of the evening and finished almost five seconds ahead of the field.
Kolkata: The Bengal government will take a call on conducting primary Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET) after finding the exact number of vacancies in state-run and state-aided primary schools, state Education minister Partha Chatterjee said on Saturday. Besides, the student-teacher ratio in every primary school would be examined, he said. “After calculating these figures, we will arrive at the actual vacancy figure (in primary schools) and conduct the TET examination accordingly,” Chatterjee said.
Kolkata: A Heritage Fest is being organised in Chandannagar on November 25 (Sunday) by a project team consisting of members from University of Liverpool and IIT Kharagpur. The Fest is a part of two-year project taken up jointly by the Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR) and the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) with an aim to protect and raise awareness of the rich cultural heritage of the cities and towns along the course of Hooghly River from Bandel to Barrackpore. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe Heritage Fest in Chandannagar will bring participants together from schools and colleges in this historic town by Hooghly River, and sensitise them about the value of the heritage of their town through an interactive event that will also see the deployment of technology. Through iPads, the school children will be educated on how to use a custom-made, free smartphone app. The app on the free-to-download Layar platform allows any location-enabled smartphone user in Chandannagar to point his or her camera at important houses and monuments and to see, superimposed or the actual real-time image, a historical image taken from the same angle of that place, ten, twenty and maybe a hundred and twenty years ago. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe image also carries attendant information about the heritage site. In addition, there will be various competitive events, such as drawing, debate and interactive quiz on Chandannagar. Prof Jenia Mukherjee, the principal investigator on the part of IIT Kharagpur, said: “This will allow us to gauge how much information or awareness is already available on the ground and help us generate enthusiasm among youngsters about Chandannagar heritage.” The event will also see the launch of a bilingual heritage resource book on the place — Chandernagore mon amour: the Citadel of the Moon, edited by Antara Mukherjee, Assistant Professor, West Bengal Education Services, and published by University of Liverpool.
How to enable Firefox WebExtensions on Mozilla websites by Martin Brinkmann on October 27, 2017 in Firefox – Last Update: May 15, 2018 – 28 commentsOne of the limitations of the new WebExtensions add-on system of the Firefox web browser was up until now that these extensions would not work on some websites operated by Mozilla.Only WebExtensions are hit by the limitation, and it means that functionality that these extensions provide is not available on sites and services such as addons.mozilla.org or www.mozilla.org.Extensions cannot manipulate these pages in any way, for instance to provide additional functionality on them, modify content, or even block elements on them.Update:Mozilla changed the functionality in Firefox 60. Firefox 60 comes with a new preference called extensions.webextensions.restrictedDomains which lists domains that WebExtensions are not permitted to run on by default.Load about:config?filter=extensions.webextensions.restrictedDomains in the Firefox address bar.Remove one, some or all of the domains listed under value to remove the restriction.Mozilla added a new — hidden — preference to Firefox 57 that you can set to do away with the limitation in the Firefox web browser.Hidden preferences are those that are not visible by default when you open the about:config page of the web browser. They do exist, but you do need to know them to set them in the browser.The hidden Firefox preference privacy.resistFingerprinting.block_mozAddonManager removes the WebExtensions restriction.Here is how you set it:Load about:config in the Firefox web browser.You can run a search for privacy.resistFingerprinting.block_mozAddonManager just to make sure it does not exist. It does not in the most recent Firefox Nightly builds at the time of writing.Right-click in the part of the window that lists the preferences, and select New > Boolean from the context menu.Name the new Boolean value privacy.resistFingerprinting.block_mozAddonManager.Set its value to true.A value of true means that WebExtensions work normally on Mozilla’s website. You can undo the change at any time by setting the preference to false on the about:config page of the browser.Mozilla added the new hidden preference to Firefox 57. It is not available in Firefox 56, and there is no option to introduce it in the browser. Firefox Stable users who run WebExtensions right now need to wait until the browser is updated to version 57 to set the preference and gain the functionalitySummaryArticle NameHow to enable Firefox WebExtensions on Mozilla websitesDescriptionFind out how to enable WebExtensions access to mozilla.org websites in the Firefox web browser (Firefox 57 or newer required).Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
Parents, stop beating yourself up Recent numbers seem to back that up.There are some 3 million people of Turkish origin in Germany, a country of 82 million _ the largest single minority group. Around 700,000 of them carry a German passport. After steady growth for decades, the numbers dropped for the first time in 2008 _ by 2,200.In 2009, their ranks went down by more than 8,000, with some 35,400 Turkish citizens leaving Germany for good, according to the Federal Statistical Office.In France the scope of problem is harder to determine. Spurred partly by memories of France’s role during World War II of organizing the arrest and deportation to Nazi death camps of tens of thousands of Jews, France today prohibits census takers from collecting data on individuals’ ethnic or religious background.But researchers find ways to get an idea of the discrimination problem.France’s INSEE national statistical agency found in a study that graduates with North African parents “have a serious problem of insertion” into the workforce.“The crisis is making it worse,” said Isabelle Quentin-Levy, an official with LICRA, a Paris-based international anti-discrimination association.Three years after graduation, 12 percent of young people with parents from North Africa had not worked at all since getting their diploma, more than double the rate for graduates with French-born parents, the INSEE report says. Those with jobs were also much less likely than graduates with French-born parents to have long-term contracts three years after leaving school. Associated PressPARIS (AP) – Europe is failing its youth, and none more than its ethnic and religious minorities.As Europe slides back into recession, young graduates from the Class of 2012 across Europe are returning from their summer holidays and finding that even their hard-won university diplomas are no protection against rising continent-wide unemployment.Nearly a quarter of young people in the eurozone are jobless _ and for those from minority backgrounds, the hurdles are even higher. Sponsored Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Quantifying the problem is tricky because French law bars the collection of racial data. However, experts who’ve studied the problem say there is no doubt that ethnic discrimination is aggravating job searches. It’s the most widely cited of all forms of discrimination _ including age, sex and disability _ in a survey last year of human resources directors asked what kind of complaints they receive most.The problem is both “hard to prove and hard to eradicate” said Annick Cohen-Haegel, the author of the report by consulting agency Cegos and business school Paris-Dauphine.Ethnic discrimination also makes up the largest share, 30 percent, of complaints filed with France’s Rights Defender, an independent body set up last year as a citizens’ watchdog.“The biggest problem for young people is to enter the work force, that’s where the most discrimination happens, at the point of recruitment,” Cohen-Haegel said. She said that her research showed three-quarters of French companies have enacted “diversity policies” but discrimination remains entrenched.France, with Europe’s largest concentration of Muslim and North African immigrants, is on the front lines of the discrimination problem, but it is not alone. Top Stories Comments Share In Germany, a university conducted a study sending out identical resumes in response to hundreds of job ads from small businesses offering internships. The only difference was that one had a Turkish name and the other a traditional German name on the top. The applications with the Turkish name were offered job interviews nearly 25 percent less of the time than those with the German name.The same University of Konstanz study found that with larger companies, 14 percent fewer of the fictitious applicants with the Turkish name were offered job interviews. If that seems stark, the prejudices run far deeper in France: In a similar French study, a fictional “Aurelie Menard” was invited to interviews three times more often than a “Khadija Diouf” with identical qualifications.“There is an impression among many people that they are qualified to do whatever the job is but despite that won’t be hired,” said Bekir Yilmaz, head of the Turkish Community of Berlin, an umbrella organization representing the capital’s 76 Turkish community groups.Turkish youth often decide just to seek employment back in Turkey. “When the youth enter the workforce,” Yilmaz said, “they just look for their chances elsewhere.” Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix That comes against a backdrop of Europe’s harshest youth unemployment picture in decades.Youth unemployment is over 50 percent in Spain and Greece. In France the figure is 23.4 percent and in Italy it is 35.3 percent, and it is rising in both countries, according to the latest figures from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. For Europe as a whole, new figures from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development show 22.5 percent of youths aged 15-24 are unemployed, up 9.2 percent from a year earlier.Benjamin Abtan, head of the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement, an umbrella organization for groups across Europe, says he hopes his group can spur changes.The organization has found widespread and increasing discrimination against ethnic minorities via so-called “tests” across Europe that focused on young people’s access to bars, nightclubs and restaurants. In Warsaw, for example, after the organization’s experiments showed a significant number of nightspots were barring minorities, the city government took action and began to withhold contracts from any club owners found to be discriminating.Abtan says his group plans to begin running tests next year on hiring. Jacinthe Adande, a 28-year-old Frenchwoman of half-Cameroonian origin, has struggled to piece together part-time jobs since she graduated from the prestigious Sorbonne four years ago with a literature degree. She’s had to move back home with her mother in a heavily immigrant-populated suburb of Paris, and fights to remain upbeat despite her years of rejection. “I have to be positive,” Adande said, “otherwise it’s guaranteed depression.”___Editors: This is the latest installment in Class of 2012, an exploration of Europe’s financial crisis through the eyes of young people emerging from the cocoon of student life into the worst downturn the continent has seen since the end of World War II.___As her long job search has dragged on, doubts and questions that Adande says wouldn’t have occurred to her three years ago have begun creeping into her thoughts. What if her African-sounding name or her skin color is making her job search harder?“I started to ask myself whether there was some discrimination. I don’t know for sure. They never tell you why,” said Adande, who has sought work in a variety of fields including English teaching. “It’s hard even to get an interview.” Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Jean-Francois Amadieu, a professor of sociology at Paris’ Sorbonne university who studies discrimination in the workplace, said the problem is more insidious than overt racism based on a job applicant’s skin color.“Young graduates from minority backgrounds don’t have the same opportunities to find internships, which you need to gain some work experience,” Amadieu said.Amadieu heads France’s Observatoire des Discriminations, or Discrimination Watchdog, created in 2003 to investigate the prevalence of discrimination in hiring.He says another factor working against minority graduates is that they are under-represented in France’s best universities. As underprivileged black and North African students have less of a chance of getting into top schools, they are penalized early on.“It’s a problem of social background,” Amadieu said, “not just of discrimination.”But even minorities who have graduated from elite schools like Adande find a color wall in hiring persists, and fear the crisis is making it worse.“I’m sorry to say it, but France is becoming a land of discrimination,” Adande said.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement
People booking flights to The Netherlands are benefiting from the country’s friendliness in addition to a wealth of culture and events.This is according to The Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions, whose spokeswoman said that Dutch people are “warm, open [and] laid back”.”They enjoy speaking to visitors from different countries and often speak several languages, making communication easier,” the spokeswoman explained.”The friendly Dutch atmosphere makes visitors feel relaxed and welcome on their holiday.”Her comments come after research published by OnePoll revealed that The Netherlands is the most friendly tourist destination in Europe, scoring nearly twice as many votes as second-placed Greece.Holidaymakers booking flights to Portugal and Italy will be pleased to learn that the nations are also among Europe’s most welcoming, while the same cannot be said of France and Germany, which came bottom of the poll.Three-quarters of respondents said they had experienced rudeness in France, while this was the case among two-thirds of visitors to Germany.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedMontserrat prepares for St Patrick’s Day celebrationsBrits could be travelling to the Caribbean island of Montserrat as it gears up for the unique St Patrick’s Day Festival8 flights for under £45A smorgasbord of ideas for short breaks in unheralded European cities, all with flights for less than £45!Flights to Malaga among the most popular from Leeds Bradford this summerThousands of holidaymakers will embark on flights to Malaga and Alicante from Leeds Bradford International Airport.
Accuser Andrea Constand reacts at a news conference after Bill Cosby was sentenced to three-to 10-years for sexual assault Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) A look at Andrea Constand, the Toronto woman who brought down Bill Cosby TORONTO – Among the dozens of women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault, it was the steely resolve of a Toronto woman that finally brought justice.Andrea Constand has remained intensely private throughout a high-profile trial that culminated this week with “America’s Dad” being imprisoned for drugging and violating her in 2004.Before the assault, Constand says in a victim impact statement that she was a confident, spirited 30-year-old athlete. In the years that followed, she grew anxious, ashamed and felt helpless.On Wednesday, she was lauded for her inspiring “courage and strength” by prosecutor Kristen Feden.Here’s a look at Andrea Constand:WHO SHE IS: Now working as a therapeutic massage practitioner, the Toronto native is a former varsity basketball star who began her athletic career as a high school shooting guard in the city’s east end. She established herself as a teenage phenom who would be courted by dozens of U.S. colleges, ultimately accepting a scholarship from the University of Arizona. She played professionally for 18 months in Italy and then accepted a job as director of operations at Temple University.MEETING COSBY: The two met while Constand worked at Temple, where Cosby, then in his mid-60s, was a fixture on campus as one of the school’s most famous former students and fundraisers. Constand has said she regarded the relationship as “a sincere friendship” that included dinners out, gifts and visits to Cosby’s houses in Philadelphia and New York.THE ALLEGATION: Constand has said everything changed one day in January 2004 when Cosby invited her to his Philadelphia home. She testified Cosby gave her three blue pills he called “your friends” and then penetrated her with his fingers as she lay immobilized, unable to resist or say no. Cosby claimed the encounter was consensual, and that he gave her the cold and allergy medicine Benadryl to relax.THE AFTERMATH: In a victim impact statement, Constand says she was consumed by self-doubt and confusion after the assault. She focused on work and returned to Canada but kept her secret from friends and family. When she finally confided in her mother and reported the assault to police, that only brought more fear and shame. The media circus that ensued included character attacks on her and her family, while a 2005 civil case forced her to relive the horrifying event. A resulting settlement did not end the pain, but as dozens more women came forward with more accusations, she says she knew “I had to testify” in the criminal trial.THE FUTURE: “Instead of looking back, I am looking forward to looking forward. I want to get to the place where the person I was meant to be gets a second chance.” by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 26, 2018 9:29 am PDT Last Updated Sep 26, 2018 at 10:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
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