Report: lack of diversity, low morale plague Louisville PD

first_imgLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A new report says the Louisville Metro Police Department needs more diversity among its leadership. It also says police must work to improve trust with the community, especially among Black residents. The Chicago consulting firm Hillard Heintze was hired by the city to review the department in the wake of the Breonna Taylor shooting last year. Taylor was a 26-year-old Black emergency medical worker who was fatally shot by officers serving a narcotics warrant at her apartment. The 155-page report called for a “true transformation of the department.”last_img

Barbara Cook, John Tiffany & Key Brand Entertainment/BAA Receive 2014 Drama League Honors

first_img In addition to these special honors, nominations for the five competitive Drama League categories (Distinguished Play, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Best Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Musical and Distinguished Performance) will be announced on April 23, prior to the May 16 ceremony. Cook will receive the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award. Her Broadway credits include her Tony Award-winning portrayal of Marian Paroo in The Music Man, as well as Candide, She Loves Me, and, most recently, Sondheim on Sondheim. Cook was also a receipient of the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors. Tiffany, who will receive the Founders Award for Excellence in Directing, received the 2012 Tony Award for his direction of the musical Once. He helmed the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of The Glass Menagerie this season, as well as last year’s Macbeth, starring Alan Cumming. Key Brand Entertainment/Broadway Across America will receive the Unique Contribution to the Theatre Award for efforts to bring New York productions to cities around the country. Under the leadership of producer and owner John Gore, Key Brand/BAA is the leading developer, producer, distributor and marketer of Broadway theater worldwide.center_img The Drama League is giving special recognition to legendary performer Barbara Cook, director John Tiffany and Broadway.com parent company Key Brand Entertainment/Broadway Across America. Hosted by four-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson, the 80th annual Drama League Awards are set to take place May 16 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. View Commentslast_img read more

Salvadoran President Rules Out Militarization of Public Safety

first_imgBy Dialogo February 03, 2012 On February 1, Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes ruled out a militarization of public safety in the country, rejecting criticism of his appointment of two retired generals to head the sector’s leading institutions. “The police will continue to be a hierarchically organized corps, but under the responsibility of a civilian authority. The police are not in the process of militarization (…) they’re in a process of professionalization and adaptation to new circumstances,” the president stated. “We should leave prejudices aside, leave that sterile debate aside,” the president added, speaking at a National Civil Police (PNC) event. In late January, Funes named retired General Francisco Salinas as director of the PNC, and in November, he named retired General David Munguía as minister of justice and public safety. According to the president, those appointments are part of “a conceptual change” in how the country will work against crime, organized crime, and especially gangs. “The state’s repressive apparatus and its institutions of prevention, investigation, and administration of justice should be strengthened, modernized, and provided with budgets and tools that can enable them to act effectively,” Funes pointed out. About his decision, President Funes said, “We’re confronting organized groups, with sophisticated systems of information and intelligence, with enormous economic power, and supplied with the most modern weapons,” he indicated. “In addition, they’re powerful gangs capable of corrupting state institutions. The conditions, then, are different; the enemy is also different, has mutated, has evolved,” he added.last_img read more

On the offense: Meeting cyber extortion head on

first_imgA wave of cyber extortion appears to be heading our way. The question is no longer if it might hit, but when.The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council released a statement warning financial institutions about the increasing frequency and severity of cyber attacks involving extortion. What do these attacks look like and what should you be doing about them now?What is Cyber Extortion?So what does cyber extortion look like? Your bank or credit union may get an email with a 48-hour deadline telling you that if you don’t pay 50 Bitcoin, they’ll knock down your website with a denial of service attack. That ransom doesn’t sound so bad until you look up the Bitcoin exchange rate and find out how much that really is (nearly $20,000). To show you they’re not bluffing, they do what’s called a “demo hack,” which takes down a small part of your infrastructure. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Mentors help students build financial know-how

first_imgEffective financial education for young people is real-life, relevant and personalized, suggests the CEO and cofounder of Moneythink , which trains college students to be financial mentors to high schoolers.In 2008, with the Great Recession in full swing, a small group of University of Chicago students set out to help teenagers attending area high schools build their financial life skills. Following in their footsteps, Moneythink chapters in colleges across the country have been established to sponsor mentors who’ve worked with 10,000 high school students, many from low-income neighborhoods and schools.“Our college mentors work in small groups with their high school mentees, meeting with them on average once per week for the entirety of the school year,” explains Moneythink CEO Ted Gonder. “We focus on building meaningful, credible, relatable relationships between the mentors and mentees.”Among the tools Moneythink mentors rely on are an app called Moneythink Mobile, which offers digital challenges to build financial awareness, habits and skills. Partnerships with other youth-serving organizations supplement the curriculum. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

3 instant icebreakers when you’re meeting someone new

first_img 50SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details We are all faced with nerve-wracking situations where we’re meeting someone new. It could be in a social setting or in a professional environment, but it’s not always easy knowing the proper way to make an impression. Below are three simple ideas for breaking the ice when introducing yourself for a more comfortable encounter.Ask questionsThere’s no better way to connect with someone than to directly ask them a question. That immediately opens the door for an exchange. The key then is to sustain the interaction by making them feel interested and involved. Even the humblest individuals enjoy talking about themselves to some degree.Be topicalIt’s best not to bring up political or controversial topics, but initiating a discussion on something timely is a great way to make a good impression. It shows you are current on what’s happening in the world and are invested in what’s going on around you. Even something as simple as, “Have you checked out the new iPhone?” should get someone’s attention.Use your witIf you’re known for your humor and wit, now is the time to utilize it. Don’t go overboard and get obnoxious with your jokes, but keeping things light is never a bad idea. Get a feel for how receptive your peer is to your style of expressing yourself and if your wit is not hitting home, dial it back.Always remember to not monopolize the conversation and use your best judgment on how to move forward. Just getting their attention and breaking the ice is a great step toward making a new connection.last_img read more

Jacob’s Pillow Theater, Site of Dance Festival, Destroyed in Fire

first_imgA theater at Jacob’s Pillow, a destination for dance performance in Massachusetts, was destroyed on Tuesday in an early morning fire.The fire was reported around 7 a.m. at the Doris Duke Theater in Becket, Mass., according to a statement from Jacob’s Pillow. Videos from the scene showed a collapsed building engulfed in smoke with firefighters blasting water onto heaps of charred wood. The damage to the theater was extensive, the statement said, but was contained to the one building.- Advertisement – The cause of the fire is not yet known.last_img

Senior appointments made at Ryden’s Edinburgh office

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A mammoth Mermaid Beach mansion has sold for $2.3M

first_imgThe mansion features a stunning rooftop deck and viewing platform.“Renovating homes is a sideline hobby Tracy and I really enjoy,” Mr Pasin said. “We designed this home to suit our business because we do a lot of work from home and wanted a separate space.” Plenty of room to entertain.Auctioneer Colin Banks said he sold six Gold Coast propeties under the hammer last weekend. “I have seen more $2 million properties sold at auction in the past 12 months than I have in six years,” he said. “The heatwave isn’t the only thing that is setting records.”Mr Banks said there were no absentee bidders at the auction.The seven-bedroom, six-bathroom home was only half completed when Mr and Mrs Pasin purchased it in December 2014.It now has an ultra-modern design with two kitchens, a sauna and an observatory. The couple, who own Ilearn Education Group, said the Mermaid Beach house was their fifth renovation. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe sellers handed out maps to help guide prospective buyers around the multi-level home.“Gary Ablett came here three times for an inspection and he even got to the stage of doing a pest inspection, but his wife canned it.“It is a marvellous property that gets a lot of heads turning.” The Gold Coast Suns player has recently put his sprawling Gold Coast property on the market and is on the hunt for his next buy on the Coast. The multi-level Mermaid Beach mansion sold under the hammer.A MERMAID BEACH mega mansion, which came close to being AFL star Gary Ablett’s home, has sold under the hammer for $2.3 million. Six bidders, including five Asian buyers battled it out to secure the magnificent property at 2288 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach. The property was sold within 20 minutes to an Asian buyer who does not speak English and declined to be named. The luxury home has been completely renovated.In what has been described as a Chinese New Year miracle, Ray White agents Julia Kuo and Sam Guo said the new owner was a businessman who lived at Broadbeach. “It is the last day of the Chinese New Year so there was a lot of interest from Chinese buyers,” Ms Kuo said. Sellers Graham Pasin and his wife Tracy were handing out maps to help bidders navigate through the mansion. “I’m pleased with the sale,” Mr Pasin said.last_img read more

Teenagers still wedded to idea of marriage

first_imgThe Times 27 January 2018Family First Comment: And why not? Even young people aspire to the ‘gold standard’ (not perfect, but still miles ahead of the alternatives)….. “Cohabiting parents are also far more likely to split up than those who walk down the aisle. Only a quarter of parents who were married when their first child was born had separated by the time the child turned 15. This compared with 56 per cent of parents who were unmarried when their first child was born and married later and 69 per cent of those who had never married.” www.protectmarriage.nzThe vast majority of teenagers want to get married when they grow up, despite the growing trend for cohabitation, a study has found.More than three out of four youngsters aged 14 to 17 said it was one of their key aspirations and that marriage was not the same as living together, according to the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ).The right-wing think tank is calling for teaching on marriage and commitment to be part of the revised sex education curriculum. The guidance will be updated for the first time in 20 years in the spring, with sex education lessons becoming compulsory, and campaigners fear that the emphasis on life-long commitment will be lost.While the desire for marriage remains strong, statistics suggest many teenagers will never realise their ambition. The last census found that more than a third of people are not or have never been married, an increase of three percentage points on ten years ago. The number of weddings taking place each year is at a historic low. The Marriage Foundation predicts that on current trends half of today’s 20-year-olds will ever marry.Marriage has also become a perk of being rich. Among the highest earners, 87 per cent get married, compared with only 24 per cent of low earners.Cohabiting parents are also far more likely to split up than those who walk down the aisle. Only a quarter of parents who were married when their first child was born had separated by the time the child turned 15. This compared with 56 per cent of parents who were unmarried when their first child was born and married later and 69 per cent of those who had never married.Frank Young, head of family policy at the CSJ, said: “Despite growing up with no better than a 50/50 chance of their own parents separating, young people still have strong relationship ambitions. Not only do young people want a lasting relationship in adult life, they aspire to marriage. Updated guidance on relationships education shouldn’t ignore the word marriage.”READ MORE: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/cba0b654-02dd-11e8-9de1-e6776d524215Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more