CANADAHUB BRINGS FIVE NEW PRODUCTIONS TO THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE

first_img Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Canada is storming back to the renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August with five more productions in the hopes of building on last summer’s success stories.In 2017, the first year for CanadaHub at the Scottish festival, the two-women show Mouthpiecefrom Quote Unquote Collective won two major awards, received more than 15 four- and five-star reviews, and secured tours in Europe and the U.S.Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story from 2b theatre garnered a two-month, sold-out run in New York and was nominated for six Drama Desk Awards. And Theatre Conspiracy’s Foreign Radical, another Canadian Fringe offering, will tour for five weeks this fall, partially as part of the Battersea Arts Centre’s Collaborative Touring Network. Cliff Cardinal plays all the characters in Huff, a traumatic story of a family living on a contemporary Canadian Aboriginal reserve. (ED MARUYAMA / AKIPARI) Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

Resorts Bookstore also carrying Auntie Fannie adventure book by Handfield

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Jun 2015 – It was a whoa moment when Deputy House Speaker and PDM Shadow Cabinet Minister for Education, Hon Josephine Connolly decided to buy 200 books for the children attending the book launch and signing of Bradley Handfield; and while there were dozens of corporate, Church and community members sponsoring schools …there were also purchases of the books which can be found at stores in several resorts. Parrot Cay, Grace Bay Club, the Sands Resort and the Regent Palms are all carrying the book set in Belmont, North Caicos called The Adventures of Auntie Fannie Mattie & the Talking Potatoes. Residents can also purchase the children’s illustrated book at Unicorn Bookstore. Beautiful girls on Beautiful beaches, Turks and Caicos scores with Sports Illustrated Related Items:Adventures of Auntie Fannie Mattie & the Talking Potatoes, bradley handfield, grace bay club, josephine connolly, parrot cay, the Regent Palms, the Sands Resort, unicorn bookstore Connolly claims Premier raising smokescreen Recommended for you TCI beaches the back drop in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Editionlast_img read more

San Diego Federal Judge expected to get update on separated migrant children

first_img Posted: July 13, 2018 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A federal judge in San Diego will hear an update Friday on the government’s effort to reunite young immigrant children who were taken from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border, with federal officials claiming they’ve completed the process but the ACLU accusing the government of failing to do so.U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw had ordered the federal government to reunite immigrant children under the age of five with their parents by Tuesday, but the government failed to meet that deadline, citing various logistical and procedural issues.On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen issued a statement claiming they had completed the process of reviewing the cases of 103 children under fivethe custody of the Department of Health and Human Services.As of Thursday morning, they claimed to have reunited 57 children under five with their parents, while the other 46 were determined to be ineligible for immediate reunification. Of those 46, 22 children were determined to be ineligible for reunification due to safety concerns posed by the parents in question, while the others could not be returned because their parents had already been deported, some in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service for other offenses, two being held in state jails and one whose location hasn’t been known for more than a year.“Throughout the reunification process our goal has been the well- being of the children and returning them to a safe environment,” Sessions and Nielsen said in a joint statement. “Our agencies’ careful vetting procedures helped prevent the reunification of children with an alleged murderer, an adult convicted of child cruelty and adults determined not to be the parent of the child.“Of course, there remains a tremendous amount of hard work and similar obstacles facing our teams in reuniting the remaining families,” they said. “The Trump administration does not approach this mission lightly, and we intend to continue our good faith efforts to reunify families.”RELATED STORY: Dozens of immigrant children to be reunited with parentsThe American Civil Liberties Union, however, accused the Trump administration of failing to meet the deadline and failing to follow through on its vow to notify the ACLU of the time and place of each reunification so the organization could verify them.“Not only did the government fail to give notice, we heard reports of troubling situations, including ICE leaving a parent and kids, one of whom is 6 months old, alone at a bus stop,” according to the ACLU. “The government’s lack of communication caused hardship for families who have been through enough.”According to the organization, its attorneys plan to ask that the government be ordered to provide a complete list of all children aged five and older by Monday; complete all background checks and parental verifications by July 19; provide daily reports with the number of completed reunifications; provide advance notice of the time and location of reunifications; offer immediate access to a lawyer for families reunited in detention facilities; and establish a fund for mental health counseling for children who were separated from their families.It will also ask the government to reimburse families “for reunification travel costs and DNA tests.”Sabraw, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, has given the government a July 26 deadline for reuniting all detained children with their families, regardless of age. Federal officials estimated at one point that as many as 3,000 children were in federal custody.In court Tuesday, Sabraw told government attorneys that the dates he has set are “firm deadlines, not aspirational goals.”On Monday, a federal judge in Los Angeles rejected a request by the U.S. Department of Justice to amend a decades-old court settlement that limits the amount of time immigrant children can be held in federal custody. That thwarted a government plan to detain children with their families while criminal proceedings were pending.Federal officials told reporters Tuesday that immigrant parents being reunited with their children are instead being outfitted with ankle monitors and released from custody.KUSI’s Ed Lenderman was live at the federal court house downtown with the latest information. July 13, 2018 Ed Lenderman Updated: 8:33 AMcenter_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Immigration FacebookTwitter San Diego Federal Judge expected to get update on separated migrant children Ed Lenderman, last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Environmental Analyst II at MassDEPFull-Time Purchasing Analyst III at Osram SylvaniaFull-Time Design & Solution Specialist at Heilind ElectronicsFull-Time Buyer at D.B. RobertsFull-Time Inside Sale Support at S.G. TorriceFull-Time Packaging Technician at Stuffed FoodsPart-Time Bus Driver at Windsor Place of WilmingtonFull-Time Head of Communications and Content at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Drain Cleaner at Drains By JamesPart-Time Package Handler at FedEx Warehouse(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Do You Really Need to Code

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global There’s so much you need to run a business: a great idea, access to capital, industry knowledge, passion. Should coding be on that list, too?Programming skills were high on the wish list of startup entrepreneurs at the recent SXSW Interactive festival in Austin, Texas. One reason: Investors seem to take a liking to those in-the-coding-know. During the Q & A portion of a panel called “Investor Spotting,” I witnessed one investor interrupt an entrepreneur who was trying to pitch his startup idea. “Do you code?” he asked. Big pause. “No,” the entrepreneur said, dejectedly. “I wish.” Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. min read The market for online classes and night-school courses in programming is hot, according to the New York Times. A number of startups — including the touted Codeacademy — are catering to this new crop of coder wannebes, the paper reports. The thinking is that with so much business gravitating toward the Internet, it’s critical that today’s entrepreneurs learn the language of the computer — or at least enough that they won’t be left behind.Of course, programming skills aren’t everything — and startup entrepreneurs who don’t have them can still hire IT staff (if the budget allows) or outsource talent if need be. Many entrepreneurs with bright ideas but minimal computer skills pair up with technical co-founders, too.One item left out of all the recent discussion about coding: Sure, you can teach an entrepreneur how to code. But can you teach a programmer to be an entrepreneur? That’s a much trickier talent to learn. If you have to have one or the other, entrepreneurial abilities still seem far more valuable than fluency in HTML.Is it necessary for entrepreneurs to learn how to code? center_img March 28, 2012 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

Do You Remember What You Did Last Tuesday Neither Do Employees

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. October 2, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 6 min read Register Now » Did you know that the professional service sector is America’s largest employer (after government)? This sector, which includes architects, consultants, engineers and lawyers, is driving the growth of the U.S. economy.The professional services field might comprise 1 in 8 jobs, but it has created almost 1 in 3 jobs this year. While some of these professionals bill for time and materials and others earn revenue through fixed-price contracts, their biggest cost (47 percent on average, according to Census data) is their employees.Tracking these costs is critical to running and growing a successful business. Yet these companies are leaking or losing almost two days a week — more than $100,000 an employee a year — because of poor time-tracking habits and technology.In a survey of more than 500 IT, digital and creative, engineering, legal, accounting and public relations professionals, my company, AffinityLive, found that 35.8 percent of employees never track the time they spend on email and 20.6 percent said the same about meetings. Because of this type of oversight, the U.S. economy loses a staggering $8.8 billion every day.A 2012 McKinsey study found that people spend just slightly more than 2.6 hours each day reading and responding to emails. It’s such a large chunk of time it seems like it would be easy to track. But despite employees’ best efforts, tasks that take place throughout the workday do not cluster in clear chunks, one project followed that’s followed by the next. Every day can be busy and jumbled, and filling in time sheets becomes a task that’s saved for a later date.That later date might happen anytime, from the next day to two weeks later. According to the Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve, humans retain only 23 percent of what they learn after six days. This means it’s impossible for someone to accurately track his time if he is completing a time sheet only once a week.Much the same is true when employees attempt to record time spent in meetings. Even though meetings are easier to track since they are usually posted in an employee’s calendar, 28 percent of professional services employees never or rarely track meetings, not to mention all the time in spontaneous chats with team members discussing projects, AffinityLive found. On average, professional services employees spend 15.5 hours in meetings a week. But based on my company’s research, employees’ inaccuracy in logging their hours means that on average they each leak $32,000 in revenue a year.The data show the average professional services business leaks or forgoes $110,000 in revenue every year, factoring in minutes lost to emails and meetings combined with the effects of employees’ forgetting what they did on Tuesday. Even companies that don’t bill directly by the hour should be concerned. When employees do not bill their time correctly, managers lose the ability to accurately define retainers and risk severely undercharging for a company’s efforts.Obviously the first step toward more accurate timekeeping should be to encourage employees making time-sheet entries more frequently. Simply getting people to fill in their time sheets daily can double their accuracy and reduce the “lost” time from 23 percent to less than 5 percent, AffinityLive found. The following are more ways to ensure minimal amounts of time are lost for billing purposes:Related: 7 Deadly Sins of Financial Management (Infographic)Make it easy.The modern workday consists of many unplanned transitions between tasks so it’s difficult to keep track of time. A time-sheet solution with options for multiple, flexible and automated timers can accommodate this reality. Furthermore, time sheets that aren’t rigid can alleviate the pressure on those who enter their hours. Human memory is funny and tends to work best when people aren’t under duress. Make sure people can log their time as they go without locking it in. Set things up so that timekeeping is more of an ongoing habit and process and not a formal sit-down chore.Related: 10 Questions CFOs Should Ask Their ControllersAutomate entry.Completing time sheets should not be reliant solely on memory. This is too important to leave to chance. Thankfully, office software is becoming more intuitive. The most common way to automate timekeeping today is by automatically pulling in email and calendar information. As employees write and read emails, modern systems can record how much time is being used and even distinguish between clients. The same can be done with  calendars. Meetings scheduled on employees’ calendars can be pulled into their records as well, eliminating intimidating the blank time sheets that employees would much rather avoid.Link to existing systems.Another reason that filling in a time sheet is so painful is that the commonly used document is not part of any other systems used at work. Filling in a time sheet is an “end of the road” task that’s rarely integrated with critical business functions done in real time.The best approach is to have time tracking be part of an encompassing customer relationship management, project management and billing platform. That way no matter what client work someone is doing the logging of time is part of the process. Managers can then gain insight about budgets and easily foresee any issues with current projects and their expected scope of work. If this isn’t possible, be sure that time sheets link to other programs on the back end, letting employees see a list of current projects and tasks to which they can attribute their time.More than 38 percent of potential billable revenue is lost to untracked time spent in meetings and on email, my company found. By implementing solutions that make tracking hours effortless and intuitive, professional services businesses stand to gain a handsome revenue boost and better understanding of their employees’ workload and clients’ expectations. Related: Paying Monthly Bills Before the Company Has Earned a Dimelast_img read more