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What we know about the alleged racist attack on a New York City jogger

first_imgiStock/Marco CurabaBY: EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A woman has been arrested on hate crime charges one month after she allegedly hurled a glass bottle — and a racial slur — at a jogger, New York City police said.Around noon on Aug. 17, 37-year-old Tiffany Johnson was jogging in Queens when a woman flung a glass bottle at her, the NYPD said.The suspect then used a racial slur and “continued to yell at the victim,” police said.“She followed me up the block, was screaming ‘get out of here, go back to Africa…N-word,’” Johnson told ABC New York station WABC.Thanks to the tireless efforts of dedicated officers from @NYPDDetectives, this suspect has been apprehended.— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) September 22, 2020Johnson was not hurt.Police released surveillance video from the incident and asked the public to help identify the attacker. On Monday, the NYPD said a suspect was apprehended.Lorena Delaguna, 53, of Queens, has been charged with aggravated harassment (hate crime) and attempted assault 2 (hate crime).Delaguna did not immediately have a court date or attorney listed.Johnson posted on Facebook last week, “Racism is truly real and alive even in a diverse area like Astoria/Woodside Queens, NY.”“This incident happened to me while I was jogging in 98 degree weather minding my business,” Johnson wrote. “My freedom, my time, my humanity matters, my body matters. I hope this helps to raise awareness to a real issue. #runningwhileblack or literally doing ANYTHING while black.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

HR: Why The IQ/EQ balance is important

first_imgRead full article HR: Why The IQ/EQ balance is importantShared from missc on 23 Feb 2015 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.center_img When hiring a new staff member, what are the key criteria you look for outside of the competence or experience in fulfilling the job description?We live in an age of collaboration and knowledge sharing and so the ability to positively influence situations and navigate your way around day to day scenarios with tact and diplomacy are fundamental to success. Intelligence, experience and skill are essential for success but we must stop thinking of intelligence as knowledge gained in academia. It is now widely accepted that the most successful among us have a blend of IQ and EQ, the proportions of which are widely disputed. We define and measure EQ in 5 areas. They are Self-awareness/self-control, Empathy, Social skills, Personal Influence & Motivation. So how do you screen for EQ? Here are a few questions that may help:Tell me about a time when your actions positively impacted someone else?Have you ever been in a situation where you realised that you have had to change or modify your behaviour? How did you notice this?Tell me about a time you have had to prepare yourself for a situation you knew would be negative. What did you do? How did it work out?Have you ever received criticism? What was it? Were you surprised?Tell me about a time that you were angry with someone at work. What did you do?Situational questioning will require you to observe not just the answer but how the interviewee is answering and how comfortable they are with the questions, but you will be ensuring best possible chance of securing a well-rounded professional who will flourish and succeed in a broader range of environments and circumstances. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Schakel, Feagin hit late 3s to lift San Diego State over BYU

first_imgNovember 9, 2019 /Sports News – Local Schakel, Feagin hit late 3s to lift San Diego State over BYU FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah (AP) — Jordan Schakel and KJ Feagin each drained a 3-pointer late to help San Diego State get past BYU 76-71 on Saturday.Schakel hit 5 of 7 from deep and finished with 19 points and Malachi Flynn added 17 points while dishing out five assists for SDSU (2-0) which halted a six-game losing streak in Provo. Feagin finished with 12 points. Nathan Mensah had seven points to go with 11 rebounds.SDSU was up 36-29 at the break. The Cougars started fast in the second half to go ahead 42-40 after Jake Toolson nailed a 3-pointer with 16:00 remaining. BYU pushed its advantage to 54-46 after a Toolson jumper with 12:48 remaining. The Cougars were still out front 65-60 with 4:18 left before the Aztecs rallied. Schakel and Aguek Arop hit back-to-back treys to tie it at 65-65 before Matt Mitchell made two free throws and Feagin drained his second 3-pointer to take the lead for good.Toolson had 18 points to lead BYU (1-1) with TJ Haws adding 13 and Alex Barcello chipping in 11. Written by Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball/Jordan Schakel/KJ Feagin/San Diego State Aztecs Associated Presslast_img read more

Ukrainian Navy Ships, Boats Complete Drills

first_img Ukrainian Navy Ships, Boats Complete Drills Capt. Lt. Vitaliy Lejnyuk, Commander of Boats Division, said:“We’ve completed all the scheduled training and exercises: gun practice in different areas of sea, ship-damage control, and rescue actions for person overboard, etc. The targets were hit.”According to Rear Admiral Andriy Tarasov, Acting Deputy Commander of the Ukrainian Navy, the crews of Pryluky and Kirovograd are undergoing combat coordination process and soon they will be ready to accomplish the tasks assigned.Missile cutter Pryluky (U153) completed the first sailing after redeployment from Sevastopol, Ukraine this month.She has been redeployed to Odessa due to the ongoing political situation in Ukraine. Pryluky was blocked by the Russian Navy in March and was one of the first ships to leave Crimea.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, May 13, 2014; Image: Ukrainian Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Ukrainian Navy Ships, Boats Complete Drills View post tag: Navy View post tag: ships The Ukrainian Navy’s fleet of ships and boats Pryluky, Kirovograd, Skadovsk, AK-1, and AK-2 completed a range of drills and training on May 11th. View post tag: Drills Share this article May 13, 2014 View post tag: Naval Training & Education View post tag: News by topic View post tag: complete View post tag: Boats View post tag: Ukrainianlast_img read more

Cold Comfort Farm

first_imgThe world of literature boasts a vast and varied landscape. The compulsive reader may wander through dense forests of almost impenetrable prose translated from the original Russian, concerning an hour in the life of a bus conductor and lasting for six volumes. But eventually, the traveller’s heart cries out for a book which will be a genuine pleasure to read. In such time of need, the weary reader would be wise to head for Cold Comfort Farm. The heroine, Flora Poste, is an educated, civilised girl of the city. Orphaned at 19, she accepts an offer to live with her cousins, a farming family deep in rural England. The Starkadders are a living encyclopaedia of rural stereotype, a collection of hardships and repressed passions. Cold Comfortis primarily a satire on the over-written, stereotyped romantic fiction of the Nineteenth Century, but manages to transcend the genre it imitates to emerge as a fully-rounded work in its own right. The satire never becomes mechanical or repetitive, and never tires; the targets are too varied, and the characters too entertaining in themselves. While the genre of pastoral melodrama may have long since faded away, the targets of the satire remain fresh, and often disturbingly prescient. Amos, the religious fanatic, preacher to the Quivering Brethren, is as relevant today as ever. In the vacant, upper-class Richard Hawk-Monitor, the tediously modern Mr Mybug and the naïve Elfine, who writes bad poetry and quotes it at length, the reader might be forgiven for recognising her own tutorial partners. Mockery of bad writing, needless to say, is timeless. The Farm is not perfect. First published in 1932, it contains a few strangely anachronistic details such as videophones and private aircraft which sit oddly with its otherwise archaic world. Critics often claim, furthermore, that the characters are more like types than real, multidimensional people. To a more sensitive reader, however, this is an integral part of the charm of the book. Gibbons parades the stereotypes of romantic literature, but then introduces unexpected and interesting traits into each character to draw out the empathy of the reader. The result is a warm, witty and illuminating analysis of the nature of people, as accurate today as sixty years ago – a priceless antidote to an overdose of Dostoevsky.ARCHIVE: 6th week TT 2004last_img read more

NUS votes for free education and to ‘Bring Back Yashika’

first_imgFor the first time in recent years, the NUS has voted to campaign for free education for students in higher education.The motion was controversial, and only passed narrowly; Toni Pearce, NUS president, advised against the decision, but it was passed yesterday morning.She was re-elected yesterday as President for 2014/15, receiving 454 votes. Aaron Kiely, the NUS Black Students’ Officer, was second with 150 votes after receiving criticism for his support of George Galloway and accusations of “basket weaving” – a term used in the NUS to describe candidates who take an undemanding, part-time course in order to qualify for a senior position. Jack Duffin, Chair of Youth Independence, the youth wing of UKIP, received only 16 votes, after a number of students staged a walk-out during his hust.Another controversial motion requiring 50% of all NUS committees to be made up of female members, was also passed. The motion received a standing ovation, but has proved divisive.Aisling Gallagher, a student from Belfast, defended the motion. “Women DO need extra help. Because structural sexism. Structural inequality. PATRIARCHAL MISOGYNISTIC WORLD”.Hannah Barton, President of the Exeter Guild, tweeted, “So proud the motion for equal representation passed this evening. Great end to the day and very exciting times ahead”.Others were more critical of the motion. Hannah Mullarky, Vice President of Student Engagement at Southampton Student Union, said, “If I’d been elected due to my gender not my merits, it would be a hollow victory. Empowerment, not forced representation!”.LGBT activist @aimsetc said, “Please, please, please don’t vote for 50% Women quotes for #nusnc14. They’re a bad idea for trans people of all genders.”The third day of the conference saw elections for Student Trustees take place. The results of these will be released on Monday. An emergency “Bring Back Yashika” motion also passed unanimously. This means that the NUS will campaign to bring Yashika, an A-level student recently deported from the UK, back to Britain and allow her to attend university here. Daniel Stevens, the International Students Officer tweeted, “Thank you everyone for voting to continue the #FightForYashika.”last_img read more


first_imgWe hope that today’s “READERS FORUM” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way? WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays“Readers Poll” question is: Are you pleased that Vanderburgh County Commissioner-elect Jeff Hatfield would like for roads, construction, and professional contracts be put out for competitive bids?If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site. Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Patisserie Valerie rolls out click & collect service

first_imgSource: Wi5Patisserie Valerie has teamed up with mobile ordering firm Wi5 to launch a click & collect service.The service allows customers to order items including celebration cakes and coffee from 42 of Patisserie Valerie’s UK sites, with plans to roll it out to its entire estate later this year.Customers can open and browse digital menus, place orders and pay using Apple Pay, Google Pay, credit or debit cards.Wi5 delivers a mobile experience for customers without the usual app download or unnecessary login process, said the firm.“Customers are expecting innovators that make their day-to-day lives easier, so we wanted to make it as convenient as possible for them to order and pay for their food and drink,” said James Fleming, group CEO at Patisserie Valerie.The mobile ordering firm invested in design and technology, it added, to bring ‘reliable and secure’ mobile order and pay software to market.“We’re delighted when a brand as prestigious as Patisserie Valerie chooses Wi5 for mobile order and pay. We’re united in our shared vision of the huge role technology will play in reshaping the hospitality industry and look forward to delivering high quality and seamless customer experiences together,” said Prask Sutton, CEO of Wi5.“Wi5 is thoroughly enjoying working closely with the team at Patisserie Valerie and we’re already discussing new and innovative ways to bring more and more benefits to the business and its customers.”last_img read more

Faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences

first_imgThe National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates. Members are elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.Those elected from Harvard include Myles A. Brown, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and director of the Center for Functional Cancer Epigenetics at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Oliver Hart, Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics: Hopi E. Hoekstra, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and the curator of mammals at the Museum of Comparative Zoology; Robert E. Kingston, professor and vice chair of the Department of Genetics at HMS and chief of the Department of Molecular Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology.The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit institution that was established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. It recognizes achievement in science by election to membership, and, with the National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Medicine, provides science, technology, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.last_img read more

8 Things the Chief Lending Officer needs to be successful

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Lending is the primary revenue generator in a credit union. To be expert at generating this revenue, lenders have the following needs and more:A loan origination system that works seamlessly for the memberEasy handoffs throughout the lending process to underwriters, processors and fundersAbility to monitor and act on delinquenciesAbility to monitor the loan pipeline and learn about loans approved and not funded, exactly where members get lost or drop out of the loan application processMonitor loan quality, credit risk and complianceShorten the timeline between application and fundingMonitor loan officer performance and productivity continue reading »last_img read more