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first_imgIn a conversation that ranged from the recent parliamentary elections to the ongoing sexual abuse of women to a new wave of journalists, panelists at the Feb. 2 Harvard Kennedy School Forum on Egypt expressed both fear and hope for a country still in the midst of a revolution.“What we’ve got happening in Egypt right now is a transition, a transition from a dictatorship maybe to another dictatorship … maybe to a democracy,” said Tarek Masoud, assistant professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School. “In transitions, they are inherently uncertain and you can’t judge them on a minute-by-minute basis. You really have to take a kind of long view.”Masoud noted that a year after the revolution in Tahrir Square, Egypt is run by the military. “This is not what the people died in Tahrir Square for,” he said.  Additionally, the economy is worsening, and the country’s recent parliamentary election failed to produce a parliament reflective of the people’s ambitions for a more liberal and pluralistic country. Instead, he noted, the new parliament is dominated by Islamists who include not only the Muslim Brotherhood but the new, more radical and conservative Salafis.“At the same time, ” Masoud said, “it was a freely elected parliament. This is the first time in Egypt’s modern history that you had a parliament that actually represents the will of the Egyptian people. If we compare where we are now to where we were in the dark days of Hosni Mubarak, “there are real reasons for us to be cautiously optimistic.”Journalist Mona Eltahawy said that Egyptians finally have a chance to say “What we want, to go out and demonstrate when we want, and to acknowledge that these elections were not great, they were not free and fair, they were a mess. But they were our mess, and the next time around they will be a better mess. That’s our hope.”Eltahawy condemned the gender-based violence against women that is on the rise at all levels of Egyptian society. It began in 2005, she said, with the government’s systematic campaign of sexually assaulting and intimidating female activists and journalists. “When the regime attacks women and holds no one accountable, it sends out a signal that women are fair game. When the street then attacks women and the police stand by and do nothing, that continues,” she said.A columnist for the Toronto Star, The Jerusalem Report, and the Politiken, Eltahawy said a recent survey conducted by the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights showed that more than 80 percent of Egyptian women face sexual harassment, groping, and unwanted sexual attention. With casts on both arms as a result of an attack she suffered last fall by security forces, an attack that included sexual assault, Eltahawy said this is a problem the Egyptian people must not hide from.“This is an opportunity in Egypt now to say, ‘Look, women are attacked by the regime, women are attacked by the street, women are attacked.’ There is something about gender-based violence in Egypt that is horrific. We have to look it in the eye and we must speak out about it, not just when it is the regime that is doing it to us, but when it’s our fellow Egyptian men on the civilian level who are doing it to us.”Charles Sennott, co-founder of GlobalPost, an online news company focusing on international news, and of Global Post’s-Open Hands, an initiative that brought together 16 reporting fellows from Egypt and the United States, noted that Egypt’s young journalists are making an important contribution to the country’s revolution.“What we found are extraordinary young people who [are] part of this heroic movement,” he said. “I came away so hopeful about this generation of journalists.”The event, co-sponsored by the Middle East Initiative, the Open Hands Initiative, and the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, was moderated by Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast and Newsweek.last_img read more

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first_img Cynthia Erivo The Color Purple Oprah Winfrey received an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Sofia in The Color Purple thirty years ago and now she’s producing the Broadway revival of the tuner. “I feel a great sense of pride and I think this new rendition of it is more modernized and still feels so connected and inspirational,” the talk show queen told GMA during a backstage tour. The Great White Way’s newest big star, Cynthia Erivo, who plays Celie, went on to reveal that the experience has been “an amazing dream come true.” Check out the interview, which also includes Jennifer Hudson and Danielle Brooks, below, and then the show at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Oprah Goes to Broadway: The Color Purple airs on December 19 on OWN. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017 View Comments Jennifer Hudson Star Files ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videoslast_img read more

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first_imgCelebrate America’s birthday with Copper at 10 Barrel Red, White, Brews & Tunes! Enjoy free live music from Guster and Rayland Baxter as a part of the Copper Live music series while hanging out in the 10 Barrel Outdoor Lounge A celebration of all things Colorado. Come spend the weekend in Colorado’s high country and celebrate the waning of summer and squeeze in that one last mountain adventure before the aspens start to turn their golden hues. 14er Fest is back with another adventurous trail festival for both motorized and non-motorized trail users! Hike, Off Road, Mountain Bike, Trail Run and Fly Fish with top outdoor brands, industry leaders, and local experts. The festival will continue its 36-year tradition of being the largest free admission food and music festival in Colorado attracting over 500,000 attendees over the three-day weekend. A Taste of Colorado has something for everyone with over 50 food vendors. As we wrap things up here in the Blue Ridge and begin our trip west, we can’t help but feel a little bittersweet. We did our best to see all of our favorite people and favorite places in the rolling Blue Ridge mountains. We will finish out the remainder of the 2019 tour in Colorado representing Elevation Outdoors Magazine. While we’re sad to leave, we’re even more excited to get back to our old stomping grounds. With any luck, we’ll even be able to break-out our snowboards a few more times. Even though the weather in Colorado might not reflect it, it’s summertime and we’re happy to share our summer schedule with you! Take a look and hopefully, we’ll see you this summer! Vans, buses, trucks, cars, motorbikes, swags, RVs are all welcome – bring what ya got! The only requirement is that you have an open mind, enjoy alternative ways of living, and want to meet some interesting people. Located in the legendary outdoor venue in the mountain town of Telluride, Colorado, the 43rd Telluride Jazz Festival, August 9-11, 2019, celebrates the cultural tradition, modern styles and cutting edge progression of the American Jazz art form delivering an aesthetic experience. There is one way for this tour to be a reality– our sponsors! Sending a thank you shout out to all of our awesome sponsors that make this tour happen: Sea to Summit, Mountain House, Lowe Alpine, Leki, Big Agnes, Stio, Roofnest, and Franklin County, VA. August 17, 2019: Mountain Town Music Festival August 9 – August 11, 2019: Telluride Jazz Fest Craft Beer, live music, vendors and vans! What’s not to love? Join us at Upslope Brewing Company’s Flatirons Crossing location for an afternoon party. August 31 – September 2, 2019: Taste Of Colorado September 27 – September 29, 2019: 14er Fest July 12 – July 14, 2019: Colorado Vanlife Gathering in Basalt, Colorado  July 6, 2019: 10 Barrel Red, White, Brews and Tunes at Copper Mountain June 29, 2019: 2nd Annual Arés Day and Vanlife Rally at Uplope Brewing Companylast_img read more

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first_imgBy Dialogo August 17, 2010 Can a social networking site save lives? Can it guide rescue teams to a precise location in Port-au-Prince, Haiti thirteen days after a devastating earthquake shakes the city, and rescue survivors? Yes. Posts by users of APAN (All Partners Access Network) on January 25, 2010 indicated reports of calls for help coming from beneath the rubble at a local market. Within 30 minutes a reply was posted on the site with information on the location of a survivor who had been communicating via SMS. The flow of information via the threads posted on APAN led rescue teams to the market, where they were able to find survivors. In another example of the versatility and rapid response capabilities of the networking site, at the height of disaster relief operations in Haiti, a request for assistance was submitted to APAN by a non-governmental organization in need of 150 tents. Within an hour, a reply was posted indicating that the United States government aid agency, USAID, would be able to assist. Additional posts informed the team that another non-governmental organization stationed nearby had 10 tents available. APAN, a United Stated Department of Defense social networking site, was originally established for the Asia-Pacific region and was successfully used as a vital coordination tool for disaster relief operations during the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. Previously known as the Asia Pacific Area Network, APAN rapidly evolved into a global site hosting multiple communities and an ever-expanding number of members. APAN today is a platform that connects people and information via a virtual workspace to foster information sharing that reaches across organizational and geographic boundaries. In essence, the site hosts a community of communities. “In the same way that social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter revolutionized the way people communicate with one another, APAN is revolutionizing the way we share information with our interagency partners, NGOs, and even with private businesses that join with us to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Sharing this information with Partner Nations is a logical next step,” said General Douglas Fraser, Commander, U.S. Southern Command. This web 2.0 service combines the benefits of unstructured collaboration (wikis, blogs, and forums) and structured collaboration (file sharing, calendar) with the personalization of social networking. As a community of communities, the operational concept is group centric — users join groups or communities of interest in order to observe, participate and/or collaborate. Groups or communities of interest can be geo-centric or issue specific, while users can leverage APAN’s social networking environment to form contacts that cut across the original communities to create new groups of interest. Since its creation, APAN has been an increasingly popular networking tool used by international organizations, government agencies, non-governmental organizations and individuals. Some of the areas of interest hosted by APAN include world health issues, environmental concerns, support to civil authorities/law enforcement, conflict resolution, illicit trafficking, security during major events such as the World Cup or the Olympics, and preparation for training and exercises. The APAN platform allows group members to post articles, participate in live discussions and build relationships based on their common interests. The platform facilitates research by providing a data base search method using key words to gain access to content, information and people. The search capabilities can pinpoint the type of expert help or information required to get you in touch with the right people — in the right place and at the right time. For example, if you are looking for an “engineering expert” in Panama, key words like profession, country and language will help you find the right person to assist you on your chosen topic. Other tools like three-dimensional maps, group calendars, multi-lingual chat sites with embedded translation features and discussion forums, make APAN a vibrant hub of information sharing that spans organizations and boundaries. APAN is particularly useful for sharing knowledge and contacts for conferences, events, training and exercise missions, in addition to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. The United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), a member of the APAN family, is expanding the functions of APAN to provide more technical support and training for APAN users, in order to increase information sharing among participants who are interested in working alongside the United States Southern Command and among each other. USSOUTHCOM utilizes APAN’s facilities particularly for humanitarian assistance operations and deployments, environmental security, maritime domain awareness, training and exercises. “As USSOUTHCOM moved forward to support disaster relief efforts in Haiti, we found that APAN became an invaluable tool for coordinating with many of our interagency and NGO partners,” added General Fraser. Currently, the site hosts over 300 communities from around the world, but the membership rate is expanding quickly due to APAN’s easy, safe, reliable and free access to information and networking. APAN is currently the best way to network and access information available online to communities of interest around the world: a one-stop site for the ever-expanding and innovative networking connections of the future. For more information on APAN, visit http://community.apan.orglast_img read more

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first_img May 15, 2006 Regular News Bar launches survey of lawyers with disabilities Bar la unches survey of lawyers with disabilities Florida Bar members with disabilities are being asked to participate in the first statewide survey designed to identify the nature and impact of disabilities on the practice of law. The survey will also gather information on accommodations and technical assistance that would enhance the participation of attorneys with disabilities in Florida’s legal community.The goal of the survey is to identify ways to provide full and equal opportunities for lawyers with disabilities in Florida. Bar members must have a registered password to conduct transactional services on the Bar’s Web site to access the survey.The survey is a collaboration of The Florida Bar and the Disability Independence Group (DIG). It was created as a result of the Disability-Diversity Initiative, a statewide study project of 44 lawyers with disabilities conducted by the DIG during 2005. The initiative was designed to enable attorneys with disabilities to identify and discuss disability issues and barriers to participation in professional and Bar activities. One recommendation from that project was to conduct a more comprehensive survey of lawyers with disabilities throughout the State of Florida.The survey is available to Florida Bar members with disabilities online at www.floridabar.org and in print format by contacting the Bar’s Research, Planning and Evaluation Department at (850) 561-5649.Confidential responses will be collated by The Florida Bar. The DIG will analyze the data and develop the final report which will reflect the experiences of all participants and include anecdotal information.Respondents are being asked to answer all relevant questions based on their own experience during the past 10 years. Information from events that occurred earlier can be reported by answering open-ended responses to some questions and, in particular, the last open-ended question which calls for any additional commentary, suggestions or recommendations regarding legal professionals with disabilities.The deadline to submit survey responses is Friday, June 16, 2006, at midnight. Those completing a printed version with return by U.S. mail should allow at least 3-5 days for receipt by the deadline. For more information, lawyers with disabilities should contact Maria Johnson, Member Outreach Coordinator, at (850) 561-5648 or by e-mail [email protected] flabar.org.last_img read more

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first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Steve Brobeck recently retired as executive director of the Consumer Federation of America (CFA).After serving on the CFA Board from 1976 to 1979, he was appointed executive director in the spring of 1980.Brobeck now serves as a senior fellow with the organization.CUNA News talked to Brobeck about CFA’s relationship with credit unions and CUNA.CUNA News: Is CFA an active advocate for credit unions?Brobeck: CFA recognizes that, unlike banks, credit unions are member-owned cooperatives whose decisions reflect the collective interests of their members, not those of external investors.That’s why credit unions, in general, do more than banks to encourage savings and sustainable lending, limit fees, charge lower and fair loan rates, treat down-on-their-luck debtors more sympathetically, and encourage sensible financial practices.And by setting high standards in the financial services marketplace, credit unions benefit not only their own members but also the customers of competing banks.last_img read more

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first_imgForgot Password ? Facebook coronavirus Wuhan-coronavirus-in-Indonesia Wuhan-coronavirus Wuhan-coronavirus-stigma Chinese-Indonesians Log in with your social account Indonesian students returning from China and Chinese Indonesians have had to suffer the effects of misinformation about the novel coronavirus outbreak, which has caused a public stigma against the two groups.Adam Amrismafasyah, a 19-year-old student at Jiangsu Normal University thought he would be able to rest easy once he arrived in his hometown in Muaraenim regency, South Sumatra, on Saturday. However, he was met with with suspicion and outright paranoia from locals who were not convinced that he was free of the deadly virus.“Some of my neighbors have steered clear of me. Others have asked me upfront whether I had been thoroughly examined and whether I was completely free of the coronavirus,” Adam told The Jakarta Post in a phone interview on Tuesday.He said the situation grew even more uncomfortable after health officials visited his home. The officials were fu… LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Google Topics : Linkedinlast_img read more

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first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Wolf Administration Introduces Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Workers’ Compensation Healthcare,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration today introduced opioid prescribing guidelines for workers’ compensation to help health care providers determine when opioids are appropriate for treatment of someone injured on the job.“In 2017, there were more than 174,216 workers’ compensation claims made in Pennsylvania, and our state ranks third highest in the nation in the percentage of injured workers who become long-term opioid users,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “These prescribing guidelines will help to ensure that health care providers who treat patients with work-related injuries have the guidance they need. I thank the members of the Prescribing Guidelines Task Force for all of their hard work in developing this essential guidance.”The guidelines are designed to:Promote delivery of safe, quality health care to injured workers;Ensure patient pain relief and functional improvement;Be used in conjunction with other treatment guidelines, not in lieu of other recommended treatment;Prevent and reduce the number of complications caused by prescription medication, including addiction; andRecommend opioid prescribing practices that promote functional restoration.“The workers’ compensation prescribing guidelines are intended to supplement, not replace clinical judgment,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “These prescribing guidelines add to the 10 others we have developed for health care practitioners like dentists, OB/GYN and emergency room physicians. We are constantly reviewing and updating these guidelines as medical research and evidence move the science forward.”The guidelines include recommendations for the treatment of acute, subacute and post-operative pain; and treatment of chronic pain.There are now 11 prescribing guidelines for health care providers including:Worker’s Compensation Prescribing Guidelines;Treating Chronic Non-Cancer Pain;Emergency Department Pain Treatment Guidelines;Opioids in Dental Practice;Opioid Dispensing Guidelines;Obstetrics and Gynecology Opioid Prescribing Guidelines;Geriatric Pain;Use of Addiction Treatment Medications in the Treatment of Pregnant Patients with Opioid-Use Disorder;Safe Prescribing Benzodiazepines for Acute Treatment of Anxiety and Insomnia;Safe Prescribing Guidelines for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine; andSafe Prescribing of Opioids in Pediatric and Adolescent Populations.For more information about the Wolf Administration’s response to the opioid crisis, visit www.pa.gov/opioids. To view the prescribing guidelines, click here.center_img July 16, 2018last_img read more

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first_imgThe Brisbane property market was having a real Goldilocks moment – not too hot and not too cold.Standing at the front of the market as an auctioneer of more than 20 years usually gives me a good insight into how things are going.But taking a read on the general market at the moment is harder than Jeff Horns head.I heard a friend of mine recently describe it as a Goldilocks market, its not too hot, it’s not too cold.There seems to be pockets of the market that are firing, while there are others that I believe are greatly undervalued.Late last year and early this year I felt the high end market looked poised to move.The gap between the renovated property and completed build would close. I am pleased to report that the prestige market has woken up and is building in strength.Over the next few months you will hear of unprecedented sales across Brisbane and I am aware of some thumpers in the inner city market that will make every renovating homeowner stop losing sleep over the upgraded Italian taps.I have also seen some great value. Specifically three-bedroom units or good quality apartments in the inner city.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Haesley Cush said the prestige market had woken up and was building in strength.Not all units are built the same. Some developers pride themselves on their attention to detail, while others couldn’t care what happens after the money hits their bank account.Driving this is also the reality that the vast majority of sellers (and agents) are only advertising on the internet, which ironically is making the search for the right property even harder.It brings to mind the expression “can’t see the forest for the trees’’.Quality is getting lost as buyers are just shopping for their real estate on line and short listing properties based on price. This is true for sales and rentals.It genuinely seems like real estate sellers/landlords are relearning the “you get what you pay for” lesson.When it comes to selling property a cross media marketing campaign and an experienced proactive agent have never been more important and in a market like this the wrong combo could be very costly.Relying solely on the web sites is having a negative affect on prices and is seeing sellers and landlords race to the bottom to attract the buyer/tenant.In recent years I’ve been encouraging owners to re-engage with print advertising, deal with an agent who works proactively with buyers/tenants and one who knows the art of follow up and will work around the clock.There are agents and there are agents. There are units and there are units. As the race to find the buyer/tenant gets more complex sellers and landlords should be uber conscious that when it comes to property cheap is usually very costly.last_img read more

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