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Exceptional Stars Game Raises $3,600 For Billy Eskeli Scholarship Fund

first_imgImage courtesy Shelly Phillips / Facebook.FALCONER – Members of the Falconer community came together to participate in the second annual Exceptional Stars Athletics Baseball Game at Lions Field Sunday afternoon. Image courtesy Shelly Phillips / Facebook.Rich Bianco, a Falconer Central School teacher and event organizer, tells WNYNewsNow that the event was very successful. He says the organization brought in 57 donated items and raised $3,600 for the Billy Eskeli Scholarship Fund. Eskeli, an FCS graduate, was tragically killed in 2019 in an accident involving a drunk driver in Ohio.“ESA is proud to have been able to support the Eskeli family and the scholarship in Billy’s memory,” Bianco said. “It’s truly a testament to how much our community loves the Eskeli family and how much they loved Billy.”Image courtesy Shelly Phillips / Facebook.The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has presented numerous challenges to society as a whole. Bianco, however, says the game was necessary to boost the emotions of the community as a whole. “ESA is committed to giving exceptional children the thrill of sports. The last several months have been hard for the kids. They’ve missed out on school, friends, and sports,” Bianco said. “We needed to have the event. The kids needed it. Even though their faces were covered with masks, I know they were smiling from ear to ear during the game.”Image courtesy Shelly Phillips / Facebook.“They had a blast! Our community did a wonderful job maintaining social distance and wearing masks so that we could all enjoy the game in a safe manner. We are very appreciative to Mayor Jaroszynski, the Town of Ellicott Police Department, and the Village of Falconer for ensuring that the game could go on, that everyone would be safe, and be able to enjoy a day at the ball field.” Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Lawyers with disabilities needed for work group

first_img March 1, 2005 Managing Editor Regular News Lawyers with disabilities needed for work group Lawyers with disabilities needed for work group Project will work to expand career opportunities within the legal system for people with disabilities Mark D. Killian Managing Editor Lawyers with disabilities are needed to form a working group to identify barriers – real or imagined – that prohibit those with disabilities from participating fully in the legal community and The Florida Bar.The Coral Gables-based Disability Independence Group, through a grant from The Florida Bar Foundation, also is working to expand career opportunities within the legal system for people with disabilities to further the Bar’s goal to diversify.A recent study found that 52 million American have some form of disability and that less than one-half of 1 percent of those with disabilities work in professional fields, said Matthew Dietz, who is co-coordinator of the project with Miami Board of Governors member Sharon Langer. Dietz also said Miami-Dade has one of the highest proportions of people with disabilities in the state — at about 23 percent.Dietz said the initial task for this project is to identify a 15-20 member working group of Florida lawyers with disabilities who will serve as the leaders in the effort. They will work with Danielle Strickman, a disability consultant, to identify the obstacles that prohibit those with disabilities from fully participating in the profession.Strickman said the working group will meet by teleconference about five times over the next year to come up with strategies, recommendations, technical assistance, and accommodations that would enhance the participation of persons with disabilities in the Florida legal community. A report will be prepared at the end of the year that will serve as a road map for change, she said.“We all know there are many barriers people with disabilities face — attitudinal barriers, physical barriers, communication barriers,” Strickman said. “We also know that people don’t understand the requirements of the laws for people with disabilities, such as the [Americans with Disabilities Act], and if they do understand them they don’t always implement them.”Strickman said she would like the work group to be as diverse as possible in terms of geography, age, gender, and type of disability.“We don’t want only people who use wheelchairs; we want to work with some, but we also want to work with people who have hearing disabilities, vision disabilities, communication disabilities, learning disabilities, mental health disabilities,” Strickman said. “We want the full range of people with disabilities.”Dietz said educating the profession about needs of the disabled is made more difficult in that “persons with disabilities aren’t in our professional circle.”Dietz also said law schools right now do not have the same recruitment efforts for people with disabilities as they do for other minority groups, and increasing the number of lawyers and others in the legal field with disabilities also would serve to encourage people with disabilities to enter the profession.“As a member of the Bar’s Member Outreach Committee and the Steering Committee of the Bar’s 2005 Diversity Symposium, I am encouraged by the interest and commitment from both of these efforts to take a good look at the issues that surround inclusion of all our members in Bar service and the legal profession as a whole,” Langer said.For more information or to participate in the project, contact Strickman at (305) 267-3488 or dstrickm@earthlink.net or Dietz at matthewdietz@usdisabilitylaw.com.last_img read more

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Isn’t the way women treat each other a bigger problem?

first_imgWomen thrive at work when they are mentored by men. But isn’t the way women treat each other a bigger problem?  Hiring managers should evaluate job postings and recruitment techniques to ensure gender-balanced talent pools. But isn’t the way women treat each other a bigger problem?  Professional networking or teambuilding events should be inclusive, which may mean evaluating venues, activities, and timing of events to ensure appeal to both genders. But isn’t the way women treat each other a bigger problem?  No conversation about gender balance and the role men can play is complete without the defense, But isn’t the way women treat each other a bigger problem?  The first time I was asked about how badly women treat one another, I stumbled. I agreed that women should be more kind, but without an idea of what needed to change. I had accepted the notion that women were hypercompetitive with one another without any real-life examples of mean girls at work. I began to wonder if this meanness was real or just an idea picked up in childhood fairy tales about evil stepsisters and wicked witches. I wished for another chance to engage in this conversation. Without my own evidence, I began asking other women for their stories: They told me about one colleague—who happened to be female—voting against a promotion; one manager—who happened to be female—not providing mentorship. These were tales of bad female managers or bad female colleagues, but the bad acting was general, not directed toward women. In other words: Yes, there are some bad female leaders and co-workers… and they are bad regardless of their colleagues’ gender.The idea of backstabbing women is everywhere; the reality is not.As I continued to consider memes about women straightening each other’s crowns and special places in Hell for those who do not support one another, I tried to recall times when I have felt unexplainably competitive with other women in business. A few examples surfaced: A peer suggesting I declined a subordinate’s request to go to an unbudgeted conference because she was young and pretty; colleagues asking if I took it personally when another woman ran for the same board as me (but not asking about the man who did); a group bet about whether a female professional acquaintance or I could run a faster mile. None of these were based on professional capacity. All of them demonstrated that in the workplace, women are often evaluated by how they compare to other women in areas that have nothing to do with the job. There is a systemic bias present in the way women are evaluated at work that is not an issue of girls with their claws out, cat-fighting for position as suggested by the comment, But isn’t the way women treat each other a bigger problem? In fact, in the examples above, the comments were initiated by men. Comparing women on issues other than capability is not exclusive to how women judge themselves or one another. At the 2017 Global Women’s Leadership Network Breakfast, keynote speaker Kristin Soltis Anderson said that women today face a challenge where, “You can be anything has become you must be everything.” Women are only labeled successful when they have thriving careers, successful marriages, and Pinterest-worthy parenting skills, but individuals rarely measure up to these high standards. If a woman must hold herself to “leaning in” in every area of life, how are her expectations of other women perceived? I wondered at first if this—the way women treat themselves, not one another—is where the belief that women are unkind to one another originated.Women practicing more “I am enough” self-talk in the mirror will not create gender balance, though. The “must be everything” measuring stick is not a product of the female imagination. It comes from navigating a complicated double bind, not a lack of self-confidence.Here is the double bind: It is nearly impossible to meet typical societal definitions of both a good woman and a good leader. The overlapping section in a Venn Diagram comprised of one circle that encompasses what a woman should be and one circle that represents traits of a strong leader is a very small area. If a woman works to embody more “good leader” traits, it can disrupt social norms. Without being able to put a finger on what feels off, people make comments like, “she is abrasive” or “I’m not comfortable working with her” to justify not selecting her for new opportunities. When she is not promoted, well-meaning colleagues encourage her to soften a little, be more agreeable, or build stronger personal connections. Blaming individual women for not getting along better with others is flawed. It denies the systemic issues that women face in the workplace and leaves us pointing to the wrong type of evidence to support the idea of the female career saboteur. For example, the fact there have been only three female-to-female CEO transitions in Fortune 500 history, or that GM is one of only three Fortune 500 companies to be led by both a female CEO and a female CFO does not prove that women do not adequately support other women. Instead, consider that the female CEO carries the burden of being a strong leader while tiptoeing the line of not being a bad woman. As women work to define themselves as good leaders, it can be easier to avoid actions that draw attention to gender or create remarkability of the female CEO. This includes steering clear of what may be perceived as unbalanced support to female subordinates.It is remarkable when a female CEO grooms a female subordinate to be a successor. A woman who wants to be viewed simply as a strong leader might intentionally avoid this remarkable behavior: While she would never sabotage another woman’s opportunities, she also may not want to be perceived as overly emphatic about women’s advancement. (If you are a male reading this: Have you ever mentored a male subordinate and wondered if people would accuse you of favoritism because you were mentoring another man? I would love to hear from you.)If I have the chance to answer the question again, But isn’t the way women treat each other a bigger problem? I am ready:No. It is not a bigger probem. The female career saboteur seems to be an urban legend created by a systemic bias that will not be fixed by individual behavioral changes. We must acknowledge that women are too often evaluated—and often penalized– in professional settings by standards that have nothing to do with professional capacity. Then, we must address these challenges or we will continue to miss out on the value realized by achieving gender balance. 162SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jill Nowacki Jill Nowacki started her career with credit unions in 2001. She has taken on leadership roles at credit unions and state and national trade associations. Now, she uses her experience … Web: www.humanidei.com Detailslast_img read more

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METRO and Aspira College signed a cooperation agreement

first_imgMETRO and Aspira College signed a cooperation agreement in order to further improve and promote the Croatian hospitality sector. Aspira High School is a globally recognized university that provides various fields of study such as gastronomy, hospitality, computer science and sports management. “At METRO we always strive to contribute to the development of Croatian gastronomy and that is why we are proud that through cooperation with the Aspira College we can give our contribution to the improvement of Croatian gastronomy and tourism and support the young hopes of catering. As a reliable partner of professionals, METRO continuously supports the hospitality sector and we will continue to work with our HoReCa partners in order to develop together and contribute to the fastest recovery of the sector and further increase the quality of the Croatian gastro scene. “, he stressed Imre Horváth, President of the Management Board of METRO C&C Croatia. As part of the cooperation, METRO will provide food and supplies for kitchen practicum to undergraduate students of Gastronomy in Split and Zagreb for a year, while experts from Aspira College at METRO will conduct various trainings for employees, associates and clients. center_img Thanks to the collaboration with Aspira College, METRO employees will be able to improve their sales, communication and presentation skills, and their clients will have the opportunity to improve as pizza masters, bartenders, sommelier or food and beverage managers.  Photo: Metrolast_img read more

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Letters to the Editor for Thursday, March 21

first_imgWe’re all united on St. Patrick’s DayAh, St. Patrick’s Day. Isn’t it interesting that, on one day of the year, one’s ethnicity is not challenged, one’s skin color is less important and one’s country of birth does not seem to matter, unless you’re Irish. On this day, Americans no longer hate their president, Democrats and Republicans don’t hesitate in sharing a green beer, and the media suddenly becomes a group of happy talking heads. What wile leprechaun is able to calm heated political passions and the temperament of the American people? Magic you say? Maybe so. But on a day now and then, we all need to relax our emotions and think about unity, no matter what color it is. Oh, sure, I was wearin’ the green on St. Paddy’s Day. But the day after, I was back to the red, white and blue. And, nope, I don’t hate my American president.  Allen R. RemaleyScottsdale, Ariz., and Saratoga Springs   Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWill contributing to de-ChristianizationI was disturbed and disappointed by George Will’s March 17 column. It was overly sensational and nearly pornographic. Trump, sycophants defying ConstitutionU.S. intelligence chiefs recently testified before Congress and never mentioned the southern border as a national security threat. Yet the intelligence assessment had no impact on Trump’s obsession with building a wall to keep a promise to his base, which was already broken when Mexico declined to pay. In response, Trump declared a national emergency where none exists that now threatens the future of our constitutional republic.The House passed a resolution to overturn Trump’s national emergency. The Senate supported the House resolution and Trump as expected, exercised his veto, which will require two-thirds in each house to override. The “Church” as he refers to it includes it includes dogma, doctrine, tradition, hierarchy (clergy), liturgy, ritual and the faithful. His words condemn them all. Has he overlooked the genocides of Germany and others?I think that he has unwittingly contributed to the efforts of our past president and others to de-Christianize our good old United States of AmericaJim NorrisClifton Park Help offer on access to veterans benefitsWow! Was I taken back by Mr. Belardo’s March 17 response to a simple correction of a statement he had made regarding access requirements for the VA hospital. But first things first. Mr. Belardo, I truly apologize if you are offended. It was not, and is not, my intention to ridicule you. When I read the part of your letter to the editor about access to the VA hospital, my reaction was that it made no sense for you or any veteran to be denied access to the facility. I decided to call the hospital and find out for myself. Unfortunately, I did not ask the name of the person from whom I got the answer. I do recall I was told the “federal” rules do not apply to the VA hospitals and the woman explained the access requirements. As I stated in my Feb. 15 letter, the details are beyond the limitations to include them in a letter to the editor. That is precisely why I urged The Gazette to follow up. If you would like to have a discussion, Editorial Page Editor Mark Mahoney has my phone number. I encourage you to get it and call me any day, any time.Albert J. Pirigyi, Sr.Burnt Hills The president and all members of Congress took an oath of office to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.The Founding Fathers gave Congress the power of the purse in Article 1 Section 8 and created a separation of powers between three co-equal branches of government in that very same Constitution.Trump’s declaration once again proves the only real national emergency is a pathological liar pretending to be president, the blind allegiance of servile sycophants in the Republican Party and their base whose fear, hate, anger and ignorance of “the other” makes it all possible.How those who took an oath respond to Trump’s assault on the Constitution will determine whether we are a nation of laws or a nation of men. Patriots will keep their oath. Traitors will not.John PagodaRensselaer More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Cuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

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Buyback shield after Grubb & Ellis sale flop

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Offices: Beauty and the beast

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El Gobernador Wolf se une a legisladores y defensores en el evento virtual del primer aniversario de la ley de sellado automático conocido como pizarra limpia

first_img June 30, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Criminal Justice Reform,  Español,  Press Release En el día de la fecha, el Gobernador Tom Wolf participó de un evento virtual para conmemorar el primer aniversario del sellado automático de expedientes, conocido como ley de pizarra limpia, en Pennsylvania. El Gobernador se unió a un panel de Zoom con legisladores y defensores en el evento patrocinado por los Servicios Legales Comunitarios, The Clean Slate Initiative (Iniciativa pizarra limpia), Justice Action Network (Red de acción por la justicia) y Center for American Progress (Centro para el progreso norteamericano).“En este primer aniversario de la aplicación de la ley de pizarra limpia, celebramos las innumerables vidas que esta ley ha cambiado en todo el estado”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Estoy orgulloso de que Pennsylvania lidere el camino a la hora de brindar segundas oportunidades y me emociona ver que nuestra ley de pizarra limpia sirva como un modelo nacional para la reforma bipartidista de la justicia penal mediante el sentido común”.En 2018, Pennsylvania fue el primer estado de la nación en promulgar legislación sobre la pizarra limpia, que amplía el sellado de antecedentes penales para que incluya más tipos de delitos, como algunos delitos menores de primer grado, que se pueden sellar mediante la presentación de peticiones.La ley también creó un proceso informático automatizado para sellar los arrestos que no dieron lugar a condenas en el plazo de 60 días, condenas sumarias después de 10 años y algunas condenas por delitos menores de segundo y tercer grado si no hubo condenas posteriores por delitos menores o graves durante un período de 10 años después del momento de la condena. La disposición de sellado automático entró en vigencia el 28 de junio de 2019.Durante el primer año de aplicación, la ley de pizarra limpia ha sellado automáticamente 35 millones de expedientes en Pennsylvania.El panel virtual, moderado por la Presidenta y Directora Ejecutiva de Justice Action Network, Holly Harris, se centró en el enfoque bipartidista de Pizarra limpia y las reformas adicionales a la justicia penal que el estado ha promulgado, al igual que en la legislación propuesta que amplía y elimina los obstáculos para la Pizarra limpia que podrían aumentar el número de casos sellados automáticamente.Estos son los números de casos de Pizarra limpia hasta la fecha en Pennsylvania:Se ha aplicado la ley de Pizarra limpia a 36,735 personas con una condena por un delito menor.Se ha aplicado la ley de Pizarra limpia a los expedientes de 1.148.696 personas. Eso incluye condenas por delitos menores, condenas sumarias y disposiciones sin condena.2,062,108 números de seguimiento se vieron beneficiados por la pizarra limpia respecto del arresto. Eso incluye condenas por delitos menores, condenas sumarias y disposiciones de no condenar.Para obtener más información sobre Pizarra limpia o para buscar ayuda para acceder al programa, visite mycleanslatepa.com.View this information in English.center_img El Gobernador Wolf se une a legisladores y defensores en el evento virtual del primer aniversario de la ley de sellado automático conocido como pizarra limpialast_img read more

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Queensland’s most expensive suburbs for 2018

first_imgWith private jetties, water and city views, opulent designs, and stunning interiors, properties in Queensland’s most-expensive neighbourhoods offer luxury living with a hefty price.But is it the high-end features of these stunning homes or the location that is most attractive to potential buyers?So where are Queensland’s most expensive suburbs?Unsurprisingly, Brisbane suburb Teneriffe topped the list of most expensive suburbs in Queensland, followed by neighbouring suburb New Farm, and Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast. Scroll down further for the full list.Queensland’s most expensive neighbourhoods range in price from $1.1m – $2.1million, CoreLogic data for the 12 months up to April 30, 2018 shows.These figures represent the median sold price for properties in these areas and are for suburbs with at least 10 sales within that 12-month period.But what is it that attracts buyers to these upmarket areas?1. Teneriffe, 4005 – $2,162,500Once a farming and industrial hub, Brisbane inner-suburb Teneriffe is now a hot spot for trendy restaurants, cafes and boutiques and is popular with the younger demographic thanks to its cosmopolitan lifestyle.The area is characterised by traditional Queenslander-style homes – many which have undergone significant renovation – and contains a number of heritage-listed sites.Property in trendy Teneriffe doesn’t come cheap. Picture: realestate.com.au2. New Farm, 4005 – $1,586,000New Farm is situated two km from the Brisbane CBD on a large bend in the Brisbane River, where you’ll find historic New Farm Park – which is popular with outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts – and the Brisbane Powerhouse – an iconic performance venue.There’s a mix of 19th-century colonial homes, 20th-century traditional Queenslander-style homes, and modern-architectural hybrids in this suburb.Houses in New Farm are a mix of old and new. Picture: realestate.com.au3. Mermaid Beach, 4218 – $1,555,000Mermaid Beach has long been associated with the top end of town – with real estate along Hedges Avenue often referred to as ‘Millionaire’s Row’.The Gold Coast suburb is popular with swimmers and surfers and offers residents close proximity to the bars, restaurants and boutiques in nearby Broadbeach Waters, as well as the canals and lakes of Mermaid Waters.Mermaid Beach is known for its opulent homes. Picture: realestate.com.au4. Chandler, 4155 – $1,495,000Brisbane outer-suburb Chandler is located 14 km from the CBD.While it’s best known as the home of the Sleeman Sports Complex, the semi-rural suburb is also known for its large bushland properties and residential acreages.Chandler is a semi-rural area. Picture: realestate.com.au5. Ascot, 4007 – $1,435,000With beautiful old Queenslander-style homes on large residential blocks with city views, it’s no surprise that buying in Ascot comes with a hefty price tag.Stunning homes aside, the suburb offers great lifestyle benefits, too, with close proximity to Eagle Farm and Doomben racecourses, and the Eat Street Northshore dining and entertainment precinct.The blocks in Ascot are generous. Picture: realestate.com.au6. Bulimba, 4171 – $1,290,000Bulimba is a riverside Brisbane inner-suburb that offers close proximity to some of the cities best retail precincts, the Oxford Street nightlife, as well as abundant parklands.While the suburb is situated just four km from the CBD, its leafy landscapes maintain the relaxed suburban feel.It doesn’t take long to get into the city from Bulimba. Picture: realestate.com.au7. Hamilton, 4007 – $1,250,000Affluent Hamilton is home to a number of top restaurants, trendy cafes and high-end boutiques.The upmarket suburb does have an edgier side, too – found at Eat Street within the Northshore dining and entertainment precinct.Hamilton is situated seven km from the Brisbane CBD and is characterised by its flowering poinciana tree-lined streets and charming old homes.There are lots of trendy eateries in Hamilton. Picture: realestate.com.au8. Minyama, 4575 – $1,240,000Sunshine Coast suburb Minyama is located just under 100 km from the Brisbane CBD in the Kawana Waters area – almost entirely surrounded by water.The suburb offers residents marina living, with many of the homes situated on the man-made canals with water views and private jetties.Marina living, Minyama style. Picture: realestate.com.auMore from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours ago9. Sunshine Beach, 4567 – $1,240,000Noosa suburb Sunshine Beach is known for its relaxed coastal lifestyle and abundance of stylish boutiques, cafes and restaurants.The Sunshine Coast suburb is popular thanks to its incredible beaches, ocean views, great eating and drinking scene, and large modern houses.A typical home in Sunshine Beach. Picture: realestate.com.au10. Chelmer, 4068 – $1,137,500Chelmer is situated seven km west of the Brisbane CBD.The leafy suburb has plenty of parklands and is characterised by wide tree-lined streets and grand Queenslander homes on large residential blocks.There are quite a few Queenslanders in Chelmer. Picture: realestate.com.auSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSavelast_img read more

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Food trucks will be permitted temporarily at Rest Areas

first_imgStatewide— The Indiana Department of Transportation announced today the launch of a temporary program to permit licensed food trucks to operate at rest area locations on Indiana interstate highways to provide food and beverage options for commercial truck drivers and motorists engaged in essential travel during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The program will provide needed options for truck drivers, many of whom are reporting limited availability of food and beverages options near highways across the country due to restaurants and other businesses following public health guidelines in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, including closing dining rooms and in some cases reducing hours of service.INDOT will issue two (2) permits for food trucks to operate between the hours of 7 AM and 7 PM each day on a first-come, first-served basis for each of the following rest area locations.Permits will be valid until canceled by INDOT or the national federal emergency status is lifted. Interested applicants should review the “Indiana Rest Area and Welcome Center Temporary Permit Application for Food Truck Service” document available at https://www.in.gov/indot/restareas.htm or INDOT’s COVID-19 response webpage at https://www.in.gov/indot/4037.htm.last_img read more

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