The prospect of a former Tory minister for disable

first_imgThe prospect of a former Tory minister for disabled people chairing a new Commons select committee on women and equalities has horrified disabled activists.Maria Miller was the first minister for disabled people under the last coalition government, and became a hate figure for the anti-cuts movement during more than two years in the post.Miller was so unpopular that she was not asked to present medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games even though she was minister for disabled people until part-way through the games, and then became secretary of state for culture, media and sport.She presided over plans to replace and cut spending on disability living allowance, announced the closure of the Independent Living Fund, and refused to assess the cumulative impact on disabled people of a raft of welfare reforms and cuts to services.She was repeatedly heckled when she tried to justify the government’s reforms to disabled people, and was accused of “misrepresenting” the views of disabled people’s organisations by repeatedly implying that the coalition’s welfare reforms were backed by the disability movement and other disability organisations.She later resigned as culture secretary over an expenses scandal, after being forced to apologise to the House of Commons for her attitude to an investigation by the parliamentary commissioner for standards. She was criticised when her apology to fellow MPs lasted just 32 seconds.Miller also appears to have a questionable record on LGBT issues. Apart from legislation allowing same sex couples to marry, which she was responsible for as a minister, she has either voted against or was absent for at least four other votes on gay rights issues.Now she will chair the new women and equalities select committee, which will aim to hold the government to account on its performance on gender, age, race, sexual orientation, disability and transgender and gender identity issues.Each party is allocated a certain number of select committees to chair, according to the number of MPs they have.Select committee chairs are elected by a secret ballot of all MPs, but Miller was the only candidate nominated to chair the women and equalities committee and so has already been appointed.Linda Burnip, a member of the steering group of Disabled People Against Cuts, said: “As minister for disabled people, Miller was responsible for implementing a wide range of vicious cuts which have been inflicted on disabled people, including announcing the closure of the ILF, the scrapping of DLA and the failure of the government to monitor the vicious impact of their cuts on the lives of disabled people.“To be told that she will now be chair of the new women and equalities Commons select committee, with a brief to ‘hold the government to account on its performance on gender, age, race, sexual orientation, disability and transgender and gender identity issues’, is at the very least offensive and at worst an absolute disaster for any equality agenda.”John McArdle, co-founder of Black Triangle, said Miller was “an absolute enemy of equality and has been involved in the systematic denial of the fundamental human rights of sick and disabled people”.He said: “It is like putting the fox in charge of the hen-house.”Pat Onions, founder of Pat’s Petition, said: “Her past responsibilities and actions do not bode well for her new role.“In her job as minister for disabled people, she made so many lives utter hell.“She was helping implement some of the worst reforms that had negative impact on many women and disabled people.“How can Miller hold the government to account on its performance on disability with a track record like hers?”Gary Bourlet, co-development lead for People First England, called for the chairs of select committees to be voted on by the public, and for there to be a select committee solely on disability.He added: “These are the people who are supposed to make sure that disabled people’s voices are heard, but they are not disabled people themselves and some of the candidates to chair these committees have previously been in charge of making lots of cuts to the support that disabled people rely on.”Sir Bert Massie, former chair of the Disability Rights Commission, said Miller’s appointment was “not very surprising” because of her past government posts, and he suggested that the committee would mostly focus on gender issues.He said: “It would have been better if the chair had a clear record of promoting equality, but in fairness this has hardly been a government priority since 2010.”Miller said, in a statement released on her appointment: “Britain has a proud history of challenging inequity and intolerance but, in any society, there will always be a need to shine a light on discrimination in whatever form it takes.“I look forward to working with the members of the committee to scrutinise and help improve the effectiveness of government equality policy.”  There is also concern at another potential appointment, with Labour MP Frank Field set to chair the influential work and pensions select committee.The committee was chaired throughout the last parliament by the disabled MP Dame Anne Begg, but she lost her seat in last month’s SNP landslide in Scotland.Field is facing opposition from fellow Labour MPs Kate Green, the shadow minister for disabled people, and Teresa Pearce, who was a member of the committee in the last parliament, and is a former tax investigations specialist, but it is thought likely that most Conservative MPs will vote for Field.Field, a minister for welfare reform in Tony Blair’s government in 1997-98, was later appointed as a poverty czar in David Cameron’s coalition government and is seen as being on the right wing of the Labour party. He was also chair of the social security select committee from 1993 to 1997.Academics who have researched the stigma attached to claiming benefits in Britain found “a quite exceptional peak in references to fraud” in the media in the late 1990s, when Field was welfare reform minister.The Benefits Stigma in Britain report, published by the charity Turn2us in November 2012, suggested that expectations for a welfare reform white paper published by Field had been “heavily stoked”, but that the document “lacked any radical content”.The report adds: “Tackling benefit fraud, which had featured in Labour’s election manifesto, was the fallback policy and was given huge promotion in order to show that something was actually happening.“Social security ministers can always get coverage for a new crackdown on benefit fraud, and that is what they tend to do when they have no other newsworthy policies to promote.”Sir Bert said that Dame Anne “did a great job in drawing attention to the important issues” on work and pensions in the last parliament.  He added: “I know Frank Field and at least he understands the benefits system, but I’m not sure what approach he will adopt.  “I don’t sense he is anti-disabled people, but he does have a very independent mind.”He pointed out that both Field (1969-79) and Kate Green had led the Child Poverty Action Group, and that Field was “something of a radical in those days”.On his website, Field says he is opposed to Iain Duncan Smith’s universal credit reforms, which bring together six benefits into one single, monthly, means-tested payment, because “means-testing only encourages dependency”.Field has argued that the welfare state should be replaced with four mutual insurance funds, owned and controlled by contributors – rather than the government – for pensions, unemployment pay, social care and the NHS.Rick Burgess, co-founder of New Approach, which campaigns to scrap the “fitness for work” test, said: “Miller and Field – if appointed – indicate loudly the direction of travel of the Westminster party establishments is firmly post-welfare, post-rights and post-democracy.“The implications for disabled people are profound and require a radical reappraisal of how we are going to survive this era.”last_img read more

Meet the woman turning a nonprofit into a developer of affordable housing

first_img Tags: Affordable Housing • development • housing • Mission Economic Development Agency Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% 0% In her four years working in the real estate arm of the Mission Economic Development Agency, Karoleen Feng has played a key role in turning the program from an idealistic aspiration into a major player in the neighborhood’s housing scene.A year or two ago, Feng said, the nonprofit didn’t much impress the local development community. “I was talking to a realtor and he was kind of not really giving me the time of day, despite whatever I had said about my own experience,” recalled Feng, 40, who studied political economies of industrial societies at UC Berkeley for her BA and then moved elsewhere on campus to receive a Master’s Degree in city and regional planning.Then, a few months ago, the same realtor got in touch, Feng said.center_img “He calls me up and says, ‘Oh, you guys have made yourself into the big time, you guys are able to buy buildings throughout the Mission. So I have a building now for you.’” Before Feng joined its staff, MEDA mostly provided tax preparation, business strategy guidance and education programs. It owned no property, but since then, it has become a mini-mogul. The nonprofit now manages 439 apartments it took over from public housing, owns 122 units in the form of multi-unit apartment buildings acquired through the city’s “Small Sites” program, and is the developer of 534 entirely below-market-rate units in five different buildings, the first of which is expected to break ground in February 2018. It recently paid $6 million to buy a former furniture store on 18th and Mission Streets.Heading up the 13-person real estate department is Feng — a woman of color in real estate. It’s a field that, in the nonprofit sector, is less homogenous than in general, but is still dominated by men. That makes her, inevitably, a representative of both women and people of color — as well as the face of an agency relatively new to the scene.“There is a sense that MEDA, being an upstart and a startup … that we don’t have the full technical qualifications behind our work,” she said. “So I have to represent that I’m on top of my game whenever I’m in a conversation … Unlike, potentially, being a man in the field, I don’t get the privilege of just throwing my weight around. I also have to be more respectful of what other people have to say about our work.” The goal, when MEDA started dabbling in property, was to build or acquire 1,000 units by 2020. If you count the ones it’s expecting to build, they’re ahead of schedule by three years.Feng is quick to credit the entire team with this achievement, but her own tenacity undoubtedly plays a role. It’s perhaps unsurprising that a team that is three years ahead of its own schedule is headed by a person it can be very hard to keep up with.“She is so energized and determined and focused, you have to really match that, or she’s gonna run away with the whole thing,” said Katie Lamont, Director of Housing Development at Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation.“You really have to kind of match her energy, [and] commit to focus with your whole being in the conversation,” she added.Karoleen Feng. Photo by Lola M. Chavez.More than half of Feng’s time is spent in meetings, where she moves from one agenda point to the next with dizzying speed, and gives the impression that her thoughts are moving even faster. In a meeting with two of her team members to discuss potential future nonprofit tenants, Feng zeroed in on a whiteboard covered in a flowchart of qualifications, mulling over how to pick a tenant from a sea of groups needing stable space. She twirled a paper clip, long since fidgeted out of useful shape, throwing out scenarios — should groups that can show financial stability really be favored over those that can’t, but which might have the most need? How should the new landlord verify whether an organization is sustainable? What kind of evaluation would strike a balance between arbitrary and subjective? At the core of the conversation seemed to be the thorny question: How will MEDA balance being a landlord that needs responsible tenants with offering a service to those who need it?“I don’t know that there’s going to be the perfect nonprofit. A lot of them are in survival mode,” she said. Even once she’s out the door, the conversation continues: Feng said members of her real-estate team sometimes walk her home. At the door, however, the conversation quickly ends once she’s greeted by her three-year-old daughter.“Literally we’re at the doorway and it’s a transition between me holding my daughter and hugging and kissing her, while we’re still talking about the five remaining issues we have to solve by tomorrow,” she said.Feng began her career at the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation as an intern and worked her way through the ranks to become an associate director. “She’s been doing this a long time, and she understands all aspects of it, particularly the business aspect of it,” Lamont said. “She’s attracted some impressive people, in terms of their raw talent but who don’t have nearly the same experience she has.”Joshua Simon, executive director of the East Bay nonprofit, worked with Feng while she was an assistant project manager there. At the time, she was working on the revitalization of Swan’s Market and finding restaurants to bring local businesses and employers to the grocer. “She made a point of knowing the property owners of surrounding buildings. Those good relationships bear fruit into opportunities,” Simon said. But it’s not just business relationships and housing stock to Feng. Managing housing for a service organization means seeing housing as the foundation, but not a panacea, for helping people reach their potential. “The reality is that solving a person’s housing problem, especially if they have other difficulties that they were originally facing … means that you’re not necessarily making sure that they’re successful, you’re just making sure that they’re successfully housed,” she said. The concept of housing as a bedrock for opportunity came from her own childhood in Singapore, a country where 80 percent of the population lives in public housing.“What motivates me is to, in some ways, recreate my childhood and recreate for other people the same opportunities that I had growing up … which, for me, is the opportunity to not have to worry about my daily need,” she said.There’s a sense of personal connection, and perhaps even responsibility, to the neighborhood, too. While living in the Mission and working in the East Bay, it was easier for Feng to distance herself from the changes sweeping the neighborhood, she said. That became harder when she was faced with a daily flood of stories from families MEDA served in other capacities.“I would be walking by buildings for sale and feel like it was personally my fault that I hadn’t bought that building, or made sure that building would be permanently affordable, when I have the tools to be able to do that,” she said. Now, part of her job is not to just buy buildings and bid on development contracts, but push the world of nonprofit and city-funded development in the right direction. That means shaping the teams working on finding solutions to the housing and displacement crisis so that they reflect the communities they serve. It also means listening when communities say they’re hurting — as the Mission has been doing in conversations about gentrification — and refusing to settle for old ways of doing things.It’s crucial for stakeholders to “recognize that there are new and innovative ways that we can do our work and that we’re all in this together,” she said. “We don’t think we can solve this alone. We think we need everybody to really solve this.”Disclosure: Mission Local is a business tenant at a MEDA-owned building.Related coverage:Nonprofit buys decaying building at 18th and Mission Streets.   December 17, 2017SF’s Mission District’s Depression-era facelift. May 4, 2017 last_img read more

Head Coach Justin Holbrook and his assistant Jamah

first_imgHead Coach Justin Holbrook and his assistant Jamahl Lolesi put them through their paces at our Cowley International College training facility in preparation for the new campaign.Keep an eye on our social media – saints1890 on Twitter and Instagram – over the next few weeks for more exclusive insights as Saints get ready for the 2018 season!The players are wearing our new 2018 Training Range which is available in store and online now. Further lines will be added in the coming weeks.Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Lane closures expected on Odell Williamson Bridge

first_imgBRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — NCDOT will close eastbound and westbound right and left lanes intermittently on the Odell Williamson Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway to Ocean Isle Beach beginning Monday at 9 a.m. and will continue until Friday, February 2 at 4 p.m.The schedule work times are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Eastbound and Westbound right and left lanes will be closed intermittently. There will be a flagging operation in place.- Advertisement – The NCDOT Bridge Maintenance Department will be repairing concrete spalls found during routine maintenance and inspection to the bridge that is required by Federal Highways Administration. This work is imperative to the safe travel of motor vehicles passing over the bridge.last_img read more

Junior League of Wilmington holding 65th annual Bargain Sale

first_img To get a sneak peek of all the items, stop by the Sip and Shop on Friday. Tickets are $20 and include admission both Friday and Saturday as well as beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres, raffles and more. Sip and Shop is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. To buy tickets, click here.On Saturday, the Bargain Sale is from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Admission is free.Proceeds from Bargain Sale are used to further the League’s work with community partners and to support their mission of empowering women as trained volunteers.Related Article: Storm worsens Wilmington’s affordable housing crisisTo learn more about the Junior League of Wilmington or to get involved, click here. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — If you’re looking for a good deal on clothes, furniture and more, the Junior League of Wilmington is holding its annual Bargain Sale this weekend!This is the 65th year for the Bargain Sale. It’s in the Sears wing of Independence Mall in Wilmington.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Boys Girls Club Wilmington Nourish the Northside

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – The Community Boys & Girls Club of Wilmington strives to provide a safe place for kids to come to whenever school is not in session.Saturday, they held their Nourishing the Northside event, a community give back day.- Advertisement – The club and its partners provided food, music, giveaways and health screenings.CEO Deral Pitts says that the Boys & Girls Club is dedicated to being an active role in the community, offering support however they can.“I just want everybody to know that Community Boys & Girls Club is here for them. We wanna support the community and the kids any way that we can to make them into leaders and have them live a happier and healthier life,” said Pitts.The Boys & Girls Club’s next big project is developing a computer lab in their building for students to use for homework and to do research.last_img read more

Local music and arts festival maximizes sustainability

first_img The proceeds support UNCW’s Plastic Ocean Project, a group dedicated to preserving and protecting the ocean and ecosystems that thrive in it. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — What better way to have fun than by using sustainable resources? Saturday’s “Sustain with Sound Music and Arts Festival” was entirely powered by solar technology.The night of music and arts at Pier 33 in Wilmington focused on environmental education with a host of sustainable efforts. Only compost and recycled items were used.- Advertisement – last_img read more

CANCER FREE Randy Aldridge gets best birthday present EVER

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — There was a huge cheer in the WWAY newsroom today when Randy Aldridge called to tell us the news he had just gotten from the doctor.“I am cancer free!” Randy announced to his colleagues.- Advertisement – Randy Aldridge at his first day of chemo treatment on Feb. 7, 2019. (Photo: Randy Aldridge) Randy Aldridge talks preventative care after cancer diagnosis on March 20, 2019. (Photo: WWAY) Randy Aldridge with husband David Britt (Photo: Facebook/Randy Aldridge) Randy Aldridge gives an update on his battle with cancer on March 6, 2019. (Photo: Randy Aldridge) Randy Aldridge at his first day of chemo treatment on Feb. 7, 2019. (Photo: Randy Aldridge) Randy Aldridge (Photo: Duane Walters/WWAY) Randy Aldridge celebrates finding out he is cancer free on July 3, 2019. (Photo: Randy Aldridge) Randy Aldridge shares an exciting update about his battle with cancer on June 19, 2019. (Photo: Randy Aldridge) It is without a doubt the biggest gift Randy could hope for as he celebrates his anniversary this week and his birthday on Independence Day.Last week Randy visited WWAY for the first time since he began his battle against colorectal cancer. In an emotional interview with his “work wife” Amanda Fitzpatrick, Randy said his medical team was waiting for one last test to check a remaining spot that could have been cancer, but it was not!Randy had endured an aggressive treatment of chemotherapy and radiation to beat the tumor that was in his colon, prostate and lymphnodes.Related Article: Doctor hosts event to help women’s healthRandy says he will have to have an annual cancer screening, but that this battle is behind him.He plans to be back to work and on-air later this month! Randy Aldridge on April 16, 2019. (Photo: Facebook/Randy Aldridge) 1 of 11 Randy Aldridge returns to the WWAY studio on June 28, 2019, for the first time since beginning his cancer treatment in February. (Photo: WWAY) Randy Aldridge on May 29, 2019. (Photo: Randy Aldridge) Randy beats cancer!last_img read more

Government digital system will change over the next three years

first_img <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> DOI – Clodagh Farrugia O’NeillDOI – Clodagh Farrugia O’Neill The Government will be changing the public administration digital system over the next there years.A strategic plan was unveiled during at the National Library in Valletta. The Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and the Principal Permanent Secretary Mario Cutajar were also present.The Prime Minister said that the publication of this strategy will allow for increase transparency and accountability. He added that the government was amongst the first to set a Distributed Ledger Technology to make life easier.Joseph Muscat also mentioned various examples where administrative technology helped for a more efficient, amongst which the Courts, easier process to set up a business, MyHealth, and ID Malta.Principal Permanent Secretary Mario Cutajar said that even though technology is the future of the Public service, one has to remember that there are individuals who do not know how to, or do not want to use a computer, and this is why centres have been established around Malta and Gozo. He added that the public administration has almost reached its goal to have its services accessible by everyone everywhere.Once-only principle During the launch the once-only principle which stands at the core of this initiative was also explained. Users will only have to input their details once in the government system. This will decrease the bureaucratic process. The secure collection and storage of data will play an important role with the changes that will be affected.WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more

President Vella in London visiting Maltese patients

first_img <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Luke ZerafaLuke Zerafa President George Vella and his wife Miriam Vella are in London visiting Maltese patients receiving care, a statement from the President’s office reads.During their visit to the UK, which will last four days, the President and his wife will also meet with the families of these patients who are also benefiting from the aid granted through the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation (MCCFF). They will also visit Puttinu Cares, Franciscan and Augustinian Sisters’ apartments used by patients and their families.Vella will also meet with Maltese and foreign surgeons and consultants who are treating Maltese patients in London.WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more

Intel buys Egyptbased SySDSoft to boost its 4G LTE efforts

first_imgAdvertisement The acquisition marks the first of its kind for Intel in the Middle East, said Arvind Sodhani, President of Intel Capital, the chip’s maker’s global venture capital arm.SySDSoft develops and designs IP solutions in the software stack and physical layer domain as well as RF/analog circuits embedded in mobile platforms. The company’s product portfolio includes a variety of standardized technologies such as WiMAX, WiFi, Bluetooth, Wireless USB, CDMA-DO and LTE.The company’s customer portfolio includes small and medium fabless design companies, from both small startups to Fortune 500 companies.Its solutions are to enhance the Intel subsidiary’s existing multi-communications portfolio.last_img read more

How to manage WiFi in Windows 10

first_imgTake control of Wi-Fi sharing and expensive metered connections in Windows 10. Image Credit: WinBeta Advertisement Windows 10 includes the wireless networking features from both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1, giving you several ways to sync and share Wi-Fi settings, plus some options for when the Wi-Fi you’re using is actually an expensive connection.Like Windows 8.1, Windows 10 doesn’t just save the details of the Wi-Fi networks you’ve connected to in the past, so it can automatically get you online next time you’re in range. It also syncs them using your Microsoft account – so if you use the same account to sign in to two different PCs you’ll automatically get the Wi-Fi connection details you’ve already used on the other device (and when Windows 10 comes to phones, it will work there as well).Those connection settings are stored securely, the same way they would be if you connected to the Wi-Fi network by typing in the password on each PC, so letting them sync isn’t any more of a security risk, and it means you don’t have to try and remember all the Wi-Fi passwords you need. But you can always get the password for a Wi-Fi network you’ve been connected to. – Advertisement – Recover a Wi-Fi password Right-click on the Wi-Fi icon in the taskbar and choose Network and Sharing Centre, then click on the Wi-Fi connection listed. In the Wi-Fi Status dialog that pops up, click Wireless Properties, then open the Security tab. Click the Show Characters checkbox and the Network security key will show up as text you can read and copy.You can get the same information for the current connection or for other networks too, from an elevated command prompt. Right-click on the Windows button in the taskbar and choose Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu, then type in:netsh wlan show profileThis will show the name of the Wi-Fi connection (and probably a lot of other recent connections, so find the right one). Copy that and use it instead of “Profile Name” when you type in this command, and you’ll see the password:netsh wlan show profile name=”Profile Name” key=clearManage Wi-Fi networks Windows will automatically connect to Wi-Fi networks you’ve used before, and to Wi-Fi networks shared with you by friends using Wi-Fi Sense, or to open networks detected as commonly used (again, by Wi-Fi Sense). That means if wireless is turned on, you’ll automatically connect to free, open Wi-Fi hotspots like the ones in airports and coffee shops.Most of us connect to open Wi-Fi networks, despite the fact that they’re not entirely safe – the owner of the Wi-Fi network can monitor network traffic, and so could other users on the same network if they’re using network sniffing tools. If you don’t want Windows 10 to make those automatic connections, change the Connect to suggested open hotspots setting (under Settings, Network & Internet, Wi-Fi, Manage Wi-Fi Settings) to off.[related-posts]Share connections with Wi-Fi Sense You can also choose whether to connect to private Wi-Fi networks shared by your friends here (if you don’t want that convenience, turn off Connect to networks shared by my contacts), and whether you want to share any Wi-Fi networks via Wi-Fi Sense with friends on Facebook, Skype, or all three.You still have to choose to share the network information each time you connect to a new network, and what your friends get is not a password they can copy and pass on, but a credential stored in their PC that lets them connect without knowing the password.If you want to stop Windows connecting to a Wi-Fi network you’ve used before, scroll to the bottom of the Manage Wi-Fi Settings page and find the network in the list. Select it and choose Forget (that will remove the password from your system as well).If you’re concerned about your friends sharing your Wi-Fi connection with their friends, who you may not know, remember that the friend they share it with won’t get online unless they’re close to your hotspot – and that if you tell someone your Wi-Fi password they can always tell someone else.If you don’t want to add the word _optout to your Wi-Fi network name to stop it being shared through Wi-Fi Sense, you can change the password regularly, and ask people not to tick the Wi-Fi Sense sharing checkbox when they connect.Once you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network that you haven’t shared, you have to type in the password again to share the network with friends; select it from the list in Manage Wi-Fi Settings and choose Share. Basically, you’re trusting your friends to behave reasonably, which is the same calculation you’d be making if you just told them your Wi-Fi password.Manage expensive connections If you have built-in mobile broadband, Windows 10 is smart enough to know that’s a connection you pay for, and the OS won’t use it for downloading Windows Updates (except for high-priority security updates) or automatically updating apps from the Windows Store. Outlook won’t even download email on a metered connection unless you click the button that appears in the inbox.That also happens automatically for a mobile broadband dongle that you plug into your laptop, but if you’re using a mobile hotspot or you’re using your phone as a hotspot, you need to manually limit the connection.In Settings, choose Network & Internet, Wi-Fi, Advanced Options, and turn Set as metered connection on (while you’re connected). If you don’t have data limits on your mobile broadband, or you need to temporarily have Windows download updates that it wouldn’t normally do on a metered connection, you can turn the metering off, as well. You can’t make an Ethernet connection metered though.[Techradar]last_img read more


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Rice Forms Presidents Council on Minority Affairs

first_imgAddThis Share Contact: Michael Cinelli Phone: (713) 527-4807 Rice Forms President’s Council on Minority Affairs Rice president Malcolm Gillis announced todaythe formation of the President’s Council on Minority Affairs. This council has been established to enable the university to respond in a more effective and timely fashion to educational and other issues that affect underrepresented minorities in the Rice community. The council, chaired by the president and made up of 14 representatives from the university’s faculty, staff and student body, will focus on improving the climate for and opportunitiesavailable to underrepresented minorities on campus.”This council should stay abreast of all campus efforts affecting minorities, including recruitment and retention of faculty, students and staff,” Gillis said. “And it should be attentive to capitalizing upon governmental and business initiatives directed toward the enhancement of opportunities for minorities that might benefit the Rice community.” The person who fills the newly created post of associate provostfor institutional diversity will also be a member of the council.”After consulting with a wide variety of faculty, staff and students during the past four months, I have concluded that there is a need for a university-wide council on minority matters,” Gillis said. The council will meet at least once a month during the academic year. Members of the Rice community who have accepted positions on the council are (in alphabetical order): Cathi Clack, director of Multicultural Affairs; Marjorie Corcoran, professor of physics; Edward Cox, professor of history; Paula Cox, codirector of the university’s Equal Employment Opportunity Office; Chandler Davidson, professor of sociology; Colleen Lamos, assistant professor of English; Maria T. Leal, professor of Hispanic and classical studies; and Andrew Meade Jr., assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science. In addition to these council members, two other invitations to join the panel will be issued to faculty members and to two undergraduate students and one graduate student. ###last_img read more

Los Angeles News UC Irvine Female Faculty Recognized and More

first_img Last Updated Feb 13, 2018 by Alanna ShafferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail About the AuthorAlanna ShafferStaff Writer, covering MetroMBA’s news beat for Atlanta, Houston, and Dallas.View more posts by Alanna Shaffer RelatedLMU Holds MBA & EMBA Information SessionLoyola Marymount University College of Business Administration will be hosting an information session for its MBA and Executive MBA programs. The event will be held Jan. 28 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club in downtown LA. The information session will begin at 7 p.m. Free parking is available for attendants.…January 23, 2015In “Featured Home”Loyola Marymount Welcomes New CBA Associate DeanLoyola Marymount University’s College of Business Administration recently appointed Bob Pettit as their associate dean and director of graduate programs, according to a press release from the school. Pettit will primarily be responsible for the recently revamped MBA program in his new position. Pettit is joining LMU after a decade…August 6, 2015In “News”Starting a Franchise, Healthcare Management, and More – Los Angeles NewsLet’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have come out of Los Angeles business schools this week. So You Want to Start a Fitness Franchise? – Forbes Katya Strombland, Los Angeles-based entrepreneur and MBA graduate of USC’s Marshall School of Business, was featured this week in an interview with…May 11, 2018In “Featured Home” regions: Los Angelescenter_img Let’s visit some of the biggest news stories coming out of business schools and MBA programs in Los Angeles.Welcome New EMBA Director Joe O’Hannigan – Loyola Marymount NewsroomThe Loyola Marymount University College of Business Administration has recently named Joe O’Hannigan as the new associate dean and director for the school’s Executive MBA Program. With more than 30 years of experience in both higher education and international business, O’Hannigan will come to the College of Business Administration from Notre Dame, where he helped take the university’s Executive Education and EMBA programs to new heights.“Our Executive MBA Program plays a valuable role in the community, bridging and strengthening both LMU and the business world with increasing recognition and impact,” O’Hannigan commented. “I can’t help smiling as I reacquaint myself with this wonderful institution; it’s this proud alum’s dream come true.”Read more about Joe O’Hannigan and LMU’s Executive MBA here. Entrepreneur and Scholar to be Honored by University – USC Marshall NewsroomKathleen Allen, Professor Emerita of Clinical Entrepreneurship at the Marshall School of Business at USC is the newest recipient of one of the University’s highest honors—the 2018 Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award. A Ph.D. graduate from USC Marshall, Allen served as the university’s professor of clinical entrepreneurship at the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies for 26 years before retiring in 2016. She is the author of a number of best-selling textbooks about entrepreneurship, including “Launching New Ventures,” which has been published in six languages and sold around the world. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Allen at the Academic Honors Convocation Ceremony in April.Read more about Allen’s tenure at USC Marshall and the Lifetime Achievement Award here.UC Irvine Merage in FT Global MBA Ranking 2018 – Financial TimesThe Financial Times has recognized the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine as a stand out in their latest ranking of the best MBA programs in the world. According to data from the publication, the Merage School is the first business school in 20 years of FT’s rankings to have a majority (52 percent) of female faculty. This is significantly higher than the average rate of 28 percent for other ranked schools. The Merage MBA program has remained consistently ranked since the first listing in 1999, and since then has witnessed a steady growth of female faculty each year.Find out more about the Financial Times’ annual ranking here. Los Angeles News: UC Irvine Female Faculty Recognized, and Morelast_img read more

Girl Goes Missing After Father Sends Her Outside for Not Finishing Milk

first_img  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   US News Sherin Mathews (Richardson Police Department) A Texas girl who was sent outside by her father as punishment for not drinking her milk is still missing—two days later, police said.The Richardson Police Department said Saturday that the 3-year-old girl, Sherin Mathews, was seen last by her father in the family’s backyard in Sunningdale at 3 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.The girl is developmentally disabled with limited communication skills. She was told by her father, Wesley Matthews, to stand near a tree next to their home for not finishing her milk.He returned 15 minutes to check on the child but she was missing, the Houston Chronicle reported.He didn’t call to report the child missing for five hours, Sgt. Kevin Perlich told the Houston Chronicle.According to a Facebook post by the police department, the girl is still missing. Matthews, 37, was arrested and charged with abandoning and endangering a child. He was released Saturday after posting $250,000 bond.Matthews’ 4-year-old was placed in foster care, the Dallas News reported.“Why was the last sighting at 3 o’clock and the parents not call us until after 8 a.m., that’s the question we want answered as well,” Perlich was quoted as saying by the NBC 5. “As far as why she was out there, how long she was out there, that’s the questions we have for the parents.”Jose Cherian and others from Emmanuel Bible Chapel helped search a field, adding Matthews and his wife are good parents.“The parents are also loving, they loved Sherin very much,” he said. “They take care of her very much.”Police said in a statement about the girl:“We are currently looking for a 3-year-old child. Sherin Mathews was last seen by her father outside the family’s backyard in the 900 blk. of Sunningdale. She is approximately 36″ tall and weighs about 22 pounds. She suffers from developmental issues and has limited verbal communication skills. She was last seen wearing a pink top, black pajama bottoms and pink flip-flops. If anyone has any information on her whereabouts, they are asked to contact us at 972-744-4800.” Girl Goes Missing After Father Sends Her Outside for Not Finishing Milk By Epoch Newsroom October 9, 2017 Updated: October 9, 2017center_img Show Discussion Share this article Sharelast_img read more

After Years of Strained Relations With Obama Netanyahu Gets VIP Treatment From

first_imgRecommended Video: Father Who Lost Child Tells Trump: ‘I remember the hug you gave me’ Trump Presidency  QualityAuto 720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Follow Ivan on Twitter: @ivanpentchoukov After years of frosty relations during President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump greeted each other warmly at the White House on Monday and called U.S.-Israeli relations the best they have ever been.“We have the best relationship right now with Israel that we’ve ever had,” Trump said.Trump hosted Netanyahu at the oval office, the first time the two leaders met since Trump announced that the United States will move its embassy to Jerusalem and officially recognize it as Israel’s capital.During Obama’s term, frosty relations between the United States and Israel were reflected in the tense body language the two leaders exhibited while before the press, according to Fox News. In a 2013 photo of Obama during a phone call with Netanyahu, the president is seen with his feet on the desk, a gesture widely perceived as disrespectful in the Middle East. President Barack Obama speaks on the telephone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House in 2013. (White House)“The president is seen with his legs up on the table, his face stern and his fist clenched, as though he were dictating to Netanyahu,” Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz wrote. “As an enthusiast of Muslim culture, Obama surely knows there is no greater insult in the Middle East than pointing the soles of one’s shoes at another person. Indeed, photos of other presidential phone calls depict Obama leaning on his desk, with his feet on the floor.” Obama was accused of funding an effort against Netanyahu’s re-election bid in 2015, Fox News reported. Relations between the two nations deteriorated after Obama moved forward with the Iran nuclear deal and passed a resolution condemning Israeli settlement expansion in the West Bank.Netanyahu planned to invite Trump to the opening of the American embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, which coincides with Israel’s Independence Day.“Israel is very special to me,” Trump told reporters. “Special country, special people, and I look forward to being there.”“What better to make peace between Israel and the Palestinians,” Trump added, noting the embassy move gives “a real opportunity for peace.”“We’ll see how it works out. The Palestinians are wanting to come back to the table. Very badly,” Trump said. “If they don’t, you don’t have peace. And that’s a possibility also.”Netanyahu praised Trump decision to move the embassy as a “historic proclamation” likening the president to Persian king Cyrus the Great, who freed the Jews from captivity in Babylon 2,500 years ago. Many U.S. presidents promised to do the same on the campaign trail, but never delivered on their vows.“Mr. President, this will be remembered by our people throughout the ages,” Netanyahu said. “Others talked about it. You did it.”From After Years of Strained Relations With Obama, Netanyahu Gets VIP Treatment From Trump By Ivan Pentchoukov March 5, 2018 Updated: March 5, 2018  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   center_img Share this article Share U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet in the Oval Office of the White House March 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images) Show Discussionlast_img read more

Crews Fight to Outflank Raging Northern California Wildfire

first_img  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   US News Show Discussion Share this article A helicopter drops water on a forest fire in Shasta County in California, on September 5, 2018. (California Highway Patrol/via Reuters) Crews Fight to Outflank Raging Northern California Wildfire By Reuters September 8, 2018 Updated: September 8, 2018 Share  QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video The underbrush is being removed with a combination of bulldozers and hand tools, as well as controlled burning operations, Captain Brandon Vaccaro, a spokesman for the Delta fire incidentcommand, said.A fire rages near Lake Shasta A fire rages as motorists travel on Interstate 5 near Lake Shasta, California, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (Jerri Tubbs via AP) “We’re actually getting a lot of work done and making a lot of good progress, but that progress is not at the edge of the fire,” Vaccaro told Reuters by telephone. “We’re removing the fuel from in front of the fire.”Much of the effort has also focused on protecting scattered homes and small communities in the sparsely populated fire zone, but an unspecified number of homes have been destroyed, he said.Vaccaro said about 300 people were under mandatory evacuation orders in Shasta and Trinity counties. Farther north, an evacuation warning was in effect for the town of Dunsmuir, advising some 1,600 residents to be ready to flee at a moment’s notice.  Rewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video The blaze also has caused major travel disruptions in the region. On Wednesday, flames raced across Interstate 5, chasing a number of truckers from their vehicles before flames engulfed their abandoned rigs, though no serious injuries were reported.A 45-mile (72-km) stretch of the I-5, a key north-south route through the entire state, has remained closed since then, requiring traffic detours of up to 120 miles (193 km), officials said.Shasta County communities are still recovering from a devastating blaze this summer that killed eight people and incinerated hundreds of dwellings in and around Redding.California’s wildfire threat could intensify next week with forecasts of a statewide heatwave. LOS ANGELES—Firefighters battled on Saturday to outflank a wildfire that has forced the closure of an interstate highway in Northern California as the blaze swept through explosively dry mountain timber in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest for a fourth day.The Delta Fire has scorched more than 31,000 acres (12,545 hectares) in the Cascade range since erupting on Wednesday in a forest canyon along the Sacramento River, about 250 miles (402 km) north of San Francisco, fire officials said.Although containment of the blaze, a measure of the progress made in carving buffers around the fire’s perimeter to halt its spread, remained at zero crews have made gains clearing away tinder-dry brush beyond its leading edge.The fire has spread quickly through drought-stricken pine forests thick with dead and dying timber which has been ravaged by bark beetle infestations.last_img read more

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first_imgQualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video “He was my first and only child and now he’s just gone. I don’t even feel like a parent no more. He’s just gone,” said Lee, WCNC-TV reported. “I’ve been traumatized. I can’t …” said Lee.Union County Sheriff’s officials said that her car hit a tree after it was swept in 10 feet of water, the report said.Kaiden Lee-Welch north carolina Search and rescue teams spent several hours o Sept. 16 searching for the missing 1 year old child, Kaiden Lee-Welch. (Union County Sheriff’s Office)Sheriff Eddie Cathey said, “When she was trying to get out of the water she lost control of the child and then the rescue team rescued her but the child was lost,” according to the report.Lee said that she saw other people cross the road without incident, saying that she didn’t drive around a police barricade. The barricade wasn’t there, she told the news outlet.“I was about to detour … I want to know whoever moved the barricades. I lost my son because of this,” said Lee.The Charlotte Observer reported that 32 people died, including three children. The first child death from Florence was a 7-month-old who was killed on Sept. 14, and the child’s 41-year-old mother was killed. A tree fell on their home.“I couldn’t hold on anymore, and he let go,” Kaiden’s mother, Dazia Lee, told Fox46.The sheriff added, “She was a stranger to this community driving on this road she did not know, she did drive around the barricades and proceeded on 218,” WCNC reported.“The only thing I’m happy is they found him. Knowing that he’s just gone. I just wanted to see him one more time,” said Lee.The Union County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating and will see if criminal charges should be filed in the case. US News Mom of 1-Year-Old Boy Killed in Florence Flood Speaks Out By Jack Phillips September 18, 2018 Updated: September 18, 2018 Share this article The mother of 1-year-old boy Kaiden Lee Welch, who died in Hurricane Florence’s floodwaters, has spoken out.Dazia Lee said she has been traumatized after her child was swept away in the floodwaters in Union County, North Carolina, where an overflowing creek from Florence’s rains washed out a road. Lee reportedly drove through police barricades and onto a road covered with moving water before her vehicle was swept away.Officials said she tried to free her son from his car seat but she lost her grip on the boy. Rescue crews saved Lee, but they didn’t find the boy’s body until Sept. 17.center_img  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   This breaks my heart. The body of 14 mo old Kaiden was just found. His mother spoke with me and @RobinFox46 shortly after she got the phone call from the @UnionCoSheriff’s office. Dazia Lee says she was driving on Hwy 218 when her car got swept away in the flood water. @FOX46News— Caroline Fountain (@FountainFox46) September 17, 2018 Share Show Discussionlast_img read more

Massive Search for California Sisters Missing in

first_img Massive Search for California Sisters Missing in ‘Steep, Heavily Wooded Terrain’ By Tom Ozimek March 3, 2019 Updated: March 3, 2019 California authorities have launched a massive search for two sisters aged 8 and 5 who went missing on March 1 from their home.The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) said in a news release that 5-year-old Caroline Carrico and 8-year-old Leia Carrico were last seen at 2:30 p.m. on Friday outside of their home in Benbow, located about 70 miles south of Eureka in the northwest part of California.“The girls are believed to have walked off into the wooded area,” the HCSO said Saturday, adding, “Crews continue to search today, March 2, for the two girls.”“The search area consists of steep, heavily wooded terrain,” the sheriff’s office added.missing california girls The two little girls are believed to have walked away from their home in Benbow, Calif., on March 1, 2019. (Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office)Police described Caroline Carrico as “a white female, 3 feet 6 inches tall, 40 pounds, with hazel eyes and blonde hair with bright purple streaks. She was last seen wearing a maroon rain jacket with white horses, blue jeans, and pink boots.” Leia Carrico was described as “a white female, 4 feet 2 inches tall, 85 pounds, with hazel eyes and blonde hair, with a large freckle on her left cheek. She was last seen wearing a dark gray hooded long sleeve shirt and purple rain boots.”Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal said at a news conference on Saturday, the girls had asked their mother to go for a walk in the afternoon and the mother did not give them permission. Honsal said the mother was taking care of household tasks when at around 3 p.m. she realized that her daughters were missing.He said the mother contacted the HCSO around 6 p.m. Friday after a search by friends and family turned up no sign of the girls. He said Sheriff’s Special Services deputies, Southern Humboldt Technical Rescue, and CAL FIRE crews were among those to conduct an initial search of the area, continuing through the night.Do Not ‘Self-Deploy’The sheriff appealed to the public not to “self-deploy in these rural areas” but instead contact one of the search teams to volunteer.“We appreciate the overwhelming community support in the search for local missing girls Caroline and Leia Carrico,” the HCSO said in a tweet, “however we need community members to please stay clear of the search area.” Fridley said that some of the girls’ footprints were discovered in the woods, helping to guide the search.“As the information comes in we react to it,” Fridley said. “It’s kind of like a chess game.”“All available resources are being utilized by searching personnel,” the sheriff’s office said. “Through the collaborated efforts of all the involved agencies, we are working to resolve this incident as quickly and safely as possible.”The sheriff said that there are no signs of foul play, and the family is being “fully cooperative.”“We don’t know where these girls are. They could have made it to the highway, some stranger could have picked them up,” he said. “We don’t know. We’re looking at all the different contingencies that could be out there.” Honsal said uncoordinated, individual search efforts might hinder rescue efforts by interfering with tracks or throwing off the scent for search dogs.The HCSO also announced in a tweet that the search area was closed to unauthorized aircraft including drones.“Citizen drones are making it dangerous for our assisting helicopters to fly. Please do not operate a drone in the search area,” Honsal added.Clues FoundLt. Mike Fridley said at the press conference that some granola bar wrappers were found in the woods that matched the brand the girls’ mother said were in the house.“So the wrappers showed us a direction from where they started to where the wrappers ended,” Fridley said. Follow Tom on Twitter: @OZImekTOM Crime and Incidents Show Discussioncenter_img Share this article Caroline Carrico, age 5, and Leia Carrico, age 8, were last seen at about 2:30 p.m. on March 1, 2019, outside of their home in Benbow, Calif., officials said. (Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office)  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share We appreciate the overwhelming community support in the search for local missing girls Caroline and Leia Carrico, however we need community members to please stay clear of the search area. We have plenty of specialized teams and equipment searching. #SearchandRescue— Humboldt County Sheriff (@HumCoSO) March 2, 2019last_img read more