AmeriCorps state members

first_imgGeorgia 4-H is seeking eight applicants for AmeriCorps state member positions in Clayton, Decatur, Haralson, Lincoln, Muscogee, Paulding, Union and Washington counties. “AmeriCorps state positions are perfect for recent college graduates and those looking for new options in the field of youth development,” she said. Jenna Daniel, AmeriCorps State Program coordinator, says through Georgia 4-H, AmeriCorps members “ identify the needs of the community they live in and work to make a difference in the lives of youth by addressing healthy living and childhood obesity, leadership skills, public speaking and supporting military youth and families.” “Having faced extreme budget cuts over the past three years, our partnership with the AmeriCorps program has allowed us to continue to deliver 4-H to the youth of Georgia with the same standard of excellence we have in the past,” said Beverly Sparks, dean of University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. UGA Extension administers the Georgia 4-H program. Interested applicants must apply for these AmeriCorps positions by the end of September on the UGA IPAWS website at To find the application, search for “community service specialist positions.”For more information about the Georgia 4-H/AmeriCorps State Program partnership, contact Daniel at, or visit During their year of service, AmeriCorps staff members receive a modest living allowance, health insurance and may be eligible to temporarily postpone the repayment of their qualified student loans. AmeriCorps members who complete a full year of service are also eligible for a $5,500 educational award to go toward approved educational expenses. AmeriCorps, a domestic program modeled after the Peace Corps, offers individuals the chance to make a difference in communities throughout Georgia. Through Georgia 4-H, an AmeriCorps State Grant provides funding for positions to help improve the lives of youths in counties that face persistent poverty. This is the second year Georgia 4-H has received grant funding for the AmeriCorps State Program. The eight new AmeriCorps staff members will join eight existing members, who contributed more than 22,000 hours of service to Georgia 4-H this past year. They reached more than 8,000 students with programs focused on the importance of healthy lifestyles and reached out to 961 children of military families. They also helped more than 900 4-H’ers with their Georgia 4-H projects and 15,300 students through in-school 4-H programs.last_img read more

New Privacy Rule Takes Effect May 25: Are You Ready?

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Shari Claire LewisShari Claire LewisThe business news media has been abuzz with talk of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new data privacy rule that goes into effect on May 25, 2018.What, if anything, does the GDPR mean for U.S. businesses? What steps does a Long Island company need to take to comply with the rule, and what are the risks of failing to comply? The answers to these questions may surprise you.What is GDPR, and what led to its enactment?The GDPR’s purpose is to protect the personal data of EU residents wherever that data is located. Therefore, the GDPR regulates entities outside of the EU that have EU subsidiaries, provide goods and services to EU residents or who collect or process data concerning any EU resident.At this stage, it is difficult to know how robustly the GDPR will be enforced around the globe. Part of the purpose of enacting the GDPR was to respond to the crisis of cyber breach events and create a uniform approach if a data breach occurs.Which U.S. companies are covered by the GDPR?The threshold question a business must answer to determine if it is subject to the GDPR is whether, and to what extent, the company is conducting business in the EU or with EU residents. This also includes customers acquired through a company’s online presence.If a company determines that it does not receive, use or process any personal data on any EU residents, then the GDPR does not apply to it. However, in this day and age, many previously “local” companies provide goods and services beyond their immediate geographical area, whether as a result of their internet presence, globalization in trade or increased personal, international travel.What does the regulation say about data collection?The next step is to understand the regulation’s objective, which is to shift control over data collection practices from the entity that collects the data to the individual whose personal data is being collected. To accomplish this, the GDPR sets forth principles that a business must incorporate into its data collection practices:• Personal data must be “processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to the data subject.” In other words, businesses must have a legal reason for collecting and using the data and, except where collection is legally required, a person’s express consent must be obtained on an “opt-in” basis. An entity that wants to collect personal data must solicit an opt-in using clear language to explain exactly what data is to be collected and its specific proposed use. This is different from the typical U.S. business practice of permitting collection by default unless someone “opts out.”• Once collected, the personal data may only be used for “specified, explicit and legitimate purposes” and may not be further “processed” in a manner that is incompatible with that purpose. Accordingly, under the GDPR, a company may no longer routinely collect personal data in hopes that it eventually may want to use that data for marketing purposes.• Data collection is restricted to what is “adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed.” The personal data must be accurate and up to date, and “reasonable steps” must be taken to erase or rectify inaccurate personal data “without delay”. Similarly, personal data must be handled in a manner to protect is “integrity” and “confidentiality.”• Finally, personal data may be kept for only so long as it is needed for the purposes to which the individual consented.I think GDPR applies to my business. Now what?According to the regulation, your company must be responsible for complying with the GDPR collection principles outlined above and be able to demonstrate that compliance. That means documenting what personal data is held by your company, who has access to it and with whom that data is shared.Your company’s privacy notices must be updated to provide full disclosure about your company’s data collection practices to require customers to affirmatively opt in to have their data collected and explain how customers can change their consent or assess their data’s accuracy over time. Your company is also required to assess the security of the personal data it holds, including how it is collected, stored and accessed, and make necessary adjustments to address existing and emerging cyber security threats.Additional requirements exist for governmental bodies, public authorities and private entities whose “core activities” consist of “large scale” processing of personal information. A local business may be surprised that its possession of private data concerning employees, customers, prospective customers, business affiliates or others may, in the aggregate, be enough to qualify it as a large scale processor of personal data.If so, the business maybe required to meet the enhanced requirements of the GDPR, one of the most notable of which is the appointment of an in-house or outside “Designated Privacy Officer.”How will the GDPR be enforced?Initial GDPR enforcement efforts will likely focus on organizations that have a substantial EU presence or target EU citizens. If a company’s connection to EU residents involves more than mere random or sporadic contact, it is wise to take steps to comply with GDPR. Conversely, businesses should document the analysis that produced the conclusion that GDPR does not apply to them.The GDPR permits regulators to impose significant fines and penalties on companies that fail to comply with the rule. Maximum fines are separated into two tiers. The lower tier applies to a failure to comply where no real harm has occurred to EU residents. In this case, a fine of up to the greater of 2 percent of net profit in the prior year or 10 million euros may be assessed. When EU residents’ rights are violated, however, the maximum fine can be up to the greater of 4 percent of net profit or 20 million euros.How can I reduce my company’s risk of an enforcement action?The first step is to undertake a frank and full assessment of your company’s data practices. This includes policies for collection, storage, security and disposal of data, and whether the company is likely to fall within the GDPR’s purview.Next is to prioritize the steps that are most critically needed and feasibly achievable. High on this list may be revising the company’s privacy statements and practices, which are usually set forth on a company’s website, apps, social media pages and other interactive media.It is also important for a company to address its privacy framework, including who is in charge of privacy for the company and what the company’s and its vendors’ practices are regarding collecting, holding and processing personal data. Companies should create a proactive plan to improve its data practices moving forward to achieve GDPR compliance in the near future.Finally, companies are advised to create a rapid-response plan that will comply with GDPR requirements and applicable federal and state regulations. In every case, maintain documentation to demonstrate the company’s compliance efforts.The reality is that many, if not most US companies will not be in full compliance with GDPR by the May 25, 2018 deadline. However, company efforts, if undertaken in good faith, may mitigate against the risk of GDPR fines or penalties. Equally important, it makes good business sense to create a long-term, proactive data strategy to address the potentially catastrophic impact of a cyber security event regardless of what law is applied.For more information about the GDPR and for assistance in assessing whether it applies to your business, contact your attorney.Shari Claire Lewis is a partner in Rivkin Radler’s Privacy, Data & Cyber Law Practice Group.last_img read more

Cardinals Boys Basketball Results

first_imgThe Cardinals 5th Grade team traveled to Mt. Carmel on Monday, November 6th to take on the Vikings.  The Cardinals came up just short in the end with a final score of 22-17.Saint Louis played tough defense all game and led at halftime 13-6.  The boys gave great effort and had a positive attitude throughout the game.  The Cardinals had 5 players who scored, led by Ben Miller with 8 points.  Sully Hill pitched in 4 points.  Henry Wanstrath and Adam Meer each scored 2 and Max Amberger rounded out the scoring with 1 point.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Tekulve.STL wins the 6th Grade contest 50-15.Cardinal Players Points Scored:  Calvin Grote – 9 pts.; Elliott Werner – 2 pts.; Preston Conway – 8 pts.; Thomas Lohmueller – 4 pts.; Conner Miles – 9 pts.; Carson Meyer – 2 pts.; Eli Weiler – 2 pts.; Hank Ritter – 6 pts.; Evan Flaspohler – 8 pts.Stats:  Rebounds:  Carson Meyer – 10 ; Hank Ritter – 4; Evan Flaspohler – 4; > Conner Miles – 4.Steals:  Evan Flaspholer – 8; Thomas Lohmueller – 4; Preston Conway – 3; Miles Conner – 3.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jerry Roell.The St Louis Cardinals 7th grade basketball team picked up their 1st win of the season tonight against St. Mary’s of Greensburg by a score of 33-28.The Cardinals are now 1-1 on the season and will play again tomorrow night at 5:30pm against Franklin County at the Franklin County Middle School.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Schebler.The St Louis 8th grade boys basketball team even their early seasonrecord to 1 and 1 with a home win Monday night against St. Mary’s of Greensburg, by a final score of 44 to 18.The Cardinals were led in scoring by Thomas Raver with 16, followed by CJ Grote with 14. Caleb Lehman added 6 points while Abe Streator added 4. Cayden Pohlman and Adam Vogelsang rounded out the scoring with 2 points each.Next up is Franklin County Middle School at Brookville Tuesday evening.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Mike Burkhart.last_img read more

Jones wins first IMCA Modified feature at Southern Oregon

first_imgPreston Jones won the first feature of his IMCA Modified career Saturday at Carole Southern Oregon Speedway. (Photo by Don Martin II)By Don Martin IIWHITE CITY, Ore. (Sept. 22) – Holding off late pressure from C.J. Putnam, Preston Jones scored the victory in the 25-lap IMCA Modified main event Saturday at Southern Oregon Speedway.This was the first career win in the division for Jones.Jones passed Jentzen Knips for the lead and was pulling away before a lap 15 caution. After a lap 17 yellow, Putnam made a serious bid to take the lead on the restart and grabbed the spot with an inside pass exiting the fourth turn.The lead was short-lived, however, as Jones beat him back to the line to lead the 19th lap. The front two cars ran closely as Zack Fettinger had settled into the third position.A multi-car tangle brought out the final yellow flag on lap 21. Jones led the restart with Putnam giving him all the pressure he could handle. Putnam attempted to get by several times in the remaining four laps, but Jones held him off for the hard-earned victory. Fettinger finished third.Leading all the way, Doug Coffman won the 20-lap Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature. He became the ninth different winner in the division this season at White City.last_img read more

Tony Pulis: West Brom players have cleared the air with Saido Berahino

first_img The Baggies boss insists the striker’s team-mates have aired their views and put the saga to bed following Berahino’s strike threat. Berahino has returned to the side after threatening never to play for the club again when they rejected two transfer deadline day bids from Tottenham. Tony Pulis has revealed his West Brom squad have cleared the air with Saido Berahino. Press Association “If he’s got any doubters there, any critics in the West Brom ranks, it might be a good opportunity to dispel them. We’re just hoping to increase the pressure on him.” Berahino is likely to face Joleon Lescott, with the defender joining Villa from Albion on deadline day after just one year at The Hawthorns, and Pulis insisted there were no issues between the pair despite his exit. Pulis said: “All I can say is that he was wonderful here, I enjoyed working with him and I wish him all the best. “There are players who have left the club who you’d love to keep and others when you don’t think it’s too bad. Time will tell.” The 22-year-old, who had a transfer request rejected in August, could even start in the Midlands derby at Aston Villa on Saturday after making his comeback as a substitute in last week’s 0-0 draw with Southampton. And during a squad meeting ahead of the Saints game, Pulis revealed the players spoke about Berahino’s situation but have drawn a line under it. He said: “There was a meeting with Saido. I think the players have had full rein, it’s not like I’ve stopped them talking to Saido or pulled him to one side and put him in the corner. “It wasn’t a meeting just about Saido, it was a meeting where Saido was in with the players where things got mentioned. “It’s not a case of backing him, they know he’s a good player. We’ve had a meeting and it’s exactly the same as I’ve told you, young people make mistakes. He is very young and very impressionable and I’m sure if he could have done it again he would have done it differently. “The important thing is to get the kid back to what he was before the window opened.” Villa boss Tim Sherwood expects Berahino to start and wants to keep up the pressure on the England Under-21 striker. He said: “I’m pretty convinced Saido Berahino will play. I’m not sure how high up the pitch Berahino will play but I do see him starting. last_img read more

Jamal John favoured to win GCF’s third points-race tomorrow

first_imgAS LOCAL cyclists prepare for the staging of the Guyana Cycle Federation’s (GCF) third points-race for the 2017 season, Team Coco’s Jamal John is highly favoured to win tomorrow’s event, which gets underway from 08:30hrs outside the Ocean View International Hotel, East Coast Demerara.John won the two previous points-races and stands at the top of the points table with 30 points and will be seeking to add an additional 15 points to his tally by winning tomorrow’s event, which will see the cyclists travel up the East Coast of Demerara to Abary Bridge and back to finish at the place of origin.Close on John’s wheel in the points standing, with 20 points from two third-place finishes in the previous two races is Andrew Hicks. However, Hicks will not be a part of tomorrow’s event, since he is currently in the United States on training.Following Hicks is Raphael Leung, with 13 points, Paul DeNobrega (12) and Briton John (12).Hamza Eastman is next with 10 points, but like Hicks, he too is training in the United States.Leer Nunes and Junior Niles also have 10 points and they are followed by Ian Jackson (4), Dwayne Gibbs Jr (4), Jason Cameron (3), Eric Sankar (2), Ralph Williams (1) and Everal Murphy (1).The GCF is using the points system for selecting its national team for Regional and International competitions, despite the selectees not being reigning champions and in some cases, even being runners-up in national championships, resulting in Guyana being poorly represented at the recently concluded Pan American Road Race Championship that was held in the Dominican Republic.Apart from the poor decision of using the points system to select teams, the GFC executives selected Joseph Britton and its president Horace Burrowes to accompany the team and this proved to be a disaster for team members, as they were not adequately tended to during the gruelling 140k road race, which saw Hicks, although in the leading bunch and nearing the finish, suffered cramps. Contestants hailed from some of Pan American’s leading cycling countries including Colombia, Venezuela, Cuba, Argentina, United States, Canada and Brazil among others.last_img read more

D’Tigress Champions of 2017 Afrobasket

first_imgThis second quarter rally would eventually define the outcome of the match as D’Tigress established a lead and never looked back. Nigeria won the third quarter 15-7 and capped it with a 17-13 hold out at the championship buzzer.In so doing, they have set the pace for the men’s football team, the Super Eagles who must be turbo-charged as they confront Cameroon in twin destiny-shaping encounters in the next nine days.On their way to wearing the continental crown, D’Tigress played eight matches and won all. D’Tigress booked the first FIBA World Cup ticket from the African zone after advancing to the finals of the Afrobasket with the defeat of  host-Mali in a hard fought semi-final game by 48points to 47.It was Mali’s Tirera Meiya that led the scorer’s chat with 15points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds but  it was not enough to upset a more technically balanced Sam Vincent led side who shared the scoring responsibility on the night.D’Tigress co-captain, Kalu Ezinne steered the battle charge against the host scoring 11points, 6 assists and catching 4 rebounds while Nyingifa Atonye contributed 11 points, 2 assists and 4 rebounds to cap an unforgettable win.The last time D’Tigress won the tournament was in 2005 in Abuja when Nigeria hosted the 17th edition of the tournament. Nigeria won her first women Afrobasket title in 2003.D’TIGRESS’ ROAD TO TITLE80-69 Mozambique84-47 DR Congo106-72 Egypt106-33 Guinea58-54 Senegal98-43 Ivory cost48-47 Mali65-48 Senegal Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Defeats Senegal 65-48 to win third African titleNigeria’s women basketball team, D’Tigress last night emerged African champions for the first time in 12 years at 2017 FIBA Women Afrobasket Tournament in Bamako, Mali.The Nigerian side defeated Senegal 65-48 last night to become the new African champions and heading for the World Cup in Spain as the undisputed continental leaders.The Senegalese took the early lead winning the first quarter 18-12. But before their supporters could believe in a huge win, Nigeria fought back and won the second quarter at 21-10.last_img read more

New Lyon Center renovations near completion

first_imgThe Lyon Center, which was originally built in the 1980s, has been undergoing renovations this summer and is scheduled to reopen all of its facilities in early August, well before move-in day. Michael Munson, the associate director of facilities at the Lyon Center, said that this remodel would reflect many external changes that fitness centers have introduced in the past few decades. “The building is 30 years old, and needed some [updates],” Munson  said. “The design in the ’80s was very compartmentalized, and now the style is more open.” The construction is progressing rapidly, with demolition almost done and structural framing currently taking place. The lobby area will feature a glass divider from the main gym as opposed to an opaque wall, in order to create the feeling of a more open space. The gym equipment, which will include new strength machines, cardio machines and fitness accessories, is scheduled to arrive during the first week of August, according to Munson.The squash courts and racquetball courts are also a primary point of focus. Justine Gilman, the senior director of recreational sports facilities, stated that the updates would also incorporate a system in which students will be able to swipe themselves into the center, in order to improve workflow and efficiency. In the past, the Lyon Center has faced some pressure from student groups to improve the facilities. A few years ago, a Facebook group called “Revamp Lyon Center” was created and since then, students have been consistently pushing for an upgraded fitness center and gym. “I’m really excited,” said Shaina Wottitz, a rising junior majoring in communication. “I work out there a lot, and I think that the place definitely needed some fixing up.” Along with the new equipment and updated facilities, the auxiliary gym, which previously existed on the second floor of the building, will no longer be in service. According to Gilman, this space will be utilized as a practice room for the Trojan Marching Band. Gilman stated that this change, along with the introduction of a fitness center at the upcoming USC Village, gave the administration a chance to look at how they can provide other recreational facilities to students. The fitness center at the USC Village, which is currently scheduled to open in mid-July, is a 30,000 square-foot project with 100 machines for cardiovascular exercise and 75 machines dedicated to weights. “The renovations at the Lyon Center will bring us on somewhat of an equal footing with the brand-new USC Village,” Munson said. According to Munson, the administrative team at the Lyon Center is also hoping to expand on the F-45 classes. F-45, a high intensity interval training class with approximately 3,000 different exercises, is popular among students. This remodel will include an extension of the group exercise studio in the hopes that more students will be able to participate in the F-45 classes. In addition, some equipment from the auxiliary gym will be moved to Court A in the basketball gym on the second floor. Munson stated that the administration is willing to get some feedback from students about this change.“Moving the equipment to Court A is kind of a one-year experiment,” he said. “We want to see if students want that space for equipment and cardio, or whether they want it for multifunctional court, for example.” Currently, the Lyon Center has its pool and main gym open to students, but only a few cardio and weight machines. Summer hours are also significantly shorter; during the academic year, the Lyon Center is open for 116 hours a week, compared to 82 hours a week during the summer.Shradha Jain, a rising junior majoring in business administration who is living at USC this summer, said that she has felt the effects of this sudden adjustment and it has infringed on her normal workout routine.“The [hours] are so much shorter now, and this can be inconvenient,” Jain said. “I got really used to following a schedule, and not being able to follow it anymore changed my routine.”Though the hours and equipment are limited this summer, Munson said the Lyon Center staff is trying their best to help students.“We’ve been trying as much as we can to give some options for people to work out over the summer,” Munson said. “Our other option was to shut everything down.”While the Lyon Center will close its doors to students between July 15 and early August, the fitness center at the USC Village will be available for use beginning July 17.last_img read more

‘Not his co-equal’ – Cristiano Ronaldo earns mindblowing €23m more than his Juventus teammates [Full List]

first_imgBut by how much do his wages eclipse his Juventus teammates?Ronaldo earns about €31 million a year at Juventus, which is €23 million more than the next highest earner, defender Matthijs de Ligt.Striker, Gonzalo Higuain is third on the list.Here’s the full list below:Cristiano Ronaldo: €31 millionMatthijs de Ligt: €8 million It’s perhaps the world’s worst-kept secret that Cristiano Ronaldo is Juventus’ highest earner.The Portuguese star is the club’s biggest draw currently and is widely considered one of the best players in football.Following Juve’s exit from the Champions League and the appointment of Andrea Pirlo as the club’s new manager, there’s been talk about a clearout at the club.The effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the club has rendered the current wage structure unsustainable.Reports indicate that the Turin club want to balance their books and have offered Ronaldo, whose €400,000-a-week wages take a huge chunk of their budget, to a host of clubs, including Barcelona.More from Citi Sports Gonzalo Higuain: €7.5 million***Miralem Pjanic: €7.5 million (deal agreed to join Barcelona in September)Paulo Dybala: €7.3 million***Arthur Melo: €7 million (will join from Barcelona in September)Aaron Ramsey: €7 millionAdrien Rabiot: €7 millionLeonardo Bonucci: €6.5 millionWojciech Szczesny: €6.5 millionDouglas Costa: €6 millionSami Khedira: €6 millionJuan Cuadrado: €5 millionAlex Sandro: €5 millionFederico Bernardeschi: €4 millionDanilo: €4 millionGiorgio Chiellini: €3.5 millionBlaise Matuidi: €3.5 millionDaniele Rugani: €3 millionMattia Di Sciglio: €3 millionRodrigo Bentancur: €2.5 millionMerih Demiral: €1.8 millionGianluigi Buffon: €1.5 millioncenter_img Carlo Pinsoglio: €0.3 millionlast_img read more