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Watch: Noah (9) captures Liquid Therapy Surf Festival with fantastic vlog

By on December 22, 2019

first_imgNoah Clinton has taken to YouTube to share his fantastic experience at this year’s Liquid Therapy AS Open.Noah, who has autism, is a huge fan of Liquid Therapy and has been attending classes for the past 3-4 years.Liquid Therapy provides a supported environment that allows individuals of all abilities to experience the fun and benefits of water therapy. Established in 2011, they provide young people with the opportunity to experience surfing, who may have difficulties in mainstream classes.The award-winning foundation has its base in Donegal’s surfing hub, Bundoran, and it runs solely off of donations.On the 17th of September, they hosted a surfing festival to finish off the surfing season on a high.Noah Clinton (9) from Manorcunningham, was one of the participants at the AS Open, and video blogged his fantastic day. Noah and his sisters Amelia (7) and Olivia (3) all have autism, and enjoy the one-on-one sessions with Liquid Therapy volunteers.Their mum, Clara, told Donegal Daily that this year’s AS Open was an incredible experience for the whole family.“Families from across Ireland came to Rossnowlagh to attend the AS Open, it was open to anyone who had taken part in Liquid Therapy sessions throughout the summer.“It was a great day out for everyone, and all of the children got a medal at the end.”The Liquid Therapy classes are run by volunteers and Clara says that the lessons are invaluable. “All three of the children enjoy it, and it gives me peace of mind to know that the sessions are one-on-one.“It can be hard to send them to things that won’t be one-on-one incase they get lost in the crowd, so it’s great to know there is someone looking after them.”Noah and Amelia have been taking part in surfing lessons for the last 3 or 4 summers, with little sister Olivia giving it a shot this summer!“Olivia had her first go at Liquid Therapy, and it went really well!” “The water does something for them, it’s always been a kind of therapy for them, ever since they were babies. They’re in their element when they’re in the water. Noah absolutely loves it and goes as far in as he can and jumps over the waves. It’s a very calming activity and allows them to get involved.“I’m very proud and delighted with them all, it was so nice to see smiles on all of their faces.”“Tom Losey is fantastic, he does everything and organises every bit of it. He’s a really great guy. The lessons are all free and they work from donations. Everything is provided such as the wetsuits and surfboards.”Noah’s fantastic filmmaking skills came in handy during the day, as he video blogged the entire event.“Noah loves YouTube and would like to become a YouTuber. He loves video bloggers DanTDM and Nathaniel Bandy, he also loves anything Nintendo related.”Noah has been running his own YouTube Channel for a little over a year, with the screen name ‘Firetwomp 69’ and puts a lot of work into his many fantastic videos.To learn more about Liquid Therapy, you can visit www.liquidtherapy.ieWatch: Noah (9) captures Liquid Therapy Surf Festival with fantastic vlog was last modified: September 26th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:liquid therapylast_img read more

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Five things Chelsea’s victory at Anfield proved

By on December 21, 2019

first_imgSee also:Chelsea silence Anfield with stunning winChelsea boss insists the best team wonLiverpool v Chelsea player ratingsTerry could hand Chelsea further boostBoost for Chelsea as key players trainChelsea v Atletico: Key players returnTerry keen to sign new Chelsea contractMourinho calls for ‘top level’ performanceMourinho stays tight-lipped over CostaFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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49ers mailbag: How are Nick Bosa, Dee Ford recovering?

By on December 20, 2019

first_imgDENVER – Time for 49ers mail that’s reached this side of the Rocky Mountains before joint practices against the Broncos and Monday night’s exhibition. Let’s pull some questions via my Twitter and Instagram:Why are the joint practices not open to the public? (@49erfan007)This is the Broncos’ call, I believe, and Tuesday marked their final open session. Fans flocked to their 2016 joint scrimmages, when the 49ers main draw was Colin Kaepernick (a week before his protest during the national …last_img read more

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SETI: Physics Conspires to Keep the Aliens Isolated

By on December 19, 2019

first_imgWhere are the aliens?  They’re too far away to get to know.  Don’t look for galactic federations to join any time soon, said SETI Institute Director Seth Shostak at Space.com.  The harsh realities of the speed of light make fellowship, both in person and via radio signals, too remote to be feasible.    Shostak noted the fine-tuning of the universe before discussing these problems with interaction. For years scientists have wrestled with a puzzling fact: The universe appears to be remarkably suited for life.  Its physical properties are finely tuned to permit our existence.  Stars, planets and the kind of sticky chemistry that produces fish, ferns and folks wouldn’t be possible if some of the cosmic constants were only slightly different.That led to the principle theme of his essay: “Well, there’s another property of the universe that’s equally noteworthy: It’s set up in a way that keeps everyone isolated.”Realistic SETI researchers don’t expect to have two-way communication with aliens.  They understand that any message detected will have come from a civilization that has either become extinct or has gone on to bigger and better things than to care about an answer from us.  The dream of SETI is to establish the existence of aliens, not, like Jimmy Carter wrote on the Voyager record, to “join a community of galactic civilizations.”    It was nice of Seth to admit the fine-tuning of the universe.  He can say that and keep his job, but let an ID person say the same thing and he gets expelled, as in the case of G. Gonzalez (see Evolution News #1 and Fox News).(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Employment Equity FAQ

By on December 18, 2019

first_imgWondering whether the Employment Equity Act applies to you? Confused about how to implement employment equity in your company? Concerned about how to classify your employees in racial terms? Read on.The Department of Labour is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of affirmative action. To do this, it needs to receive regular reports from companies on their progress. Regular reporting to the department is a legal requirement.Wondering whether the Employment Equity Act applies to you? Confused about how to implement employment equity in your company? Concerned about how to classify your employees in racial terms? Read on.Employment equity requirements are giving me sleepless nights. How do I as an employer begin to address it?Don’t panic. It’s all on the Department of Labour’s website. But first read this summary of the basic information and the steps you need to take.What is affirmative action?Affirmative action ensures that qualified people from designated groups have equal opportunities in the workplace. Designated groups are blacks (Africans, Coloureds and Indians), women and people with disabilities.Who is affected by the Employment Equity Act?All employers, workers and job applicants (except for members of the National Defence Force, National Intelligence Agency and South African Secret Service). Affirmative action provisions apply to employers who employ 50 or more staff members or whose annual turnover is more than that set down in Schedule 4 of the Act (the figures vary according to the type of industry).How do employers go about achieving employment equity?Employers must draw up an employment equity plan, setting out the steps they intend taking to achieve employment equity, over the next one to five years. To do this, they need to analyse their workforce profile as well as their employment practices and policies.In drawing up the plan they must consult with unions and employees to get agreement around it. Employers need to report their equity plans regularly to the Department of Labour, which monitors implementation.What has to be included in the plan?Employment equity plans must show:objectives for every year;affirmative action measures that will be implemented;where black people, women and people with disabilities are not represented:numerical goals to reach this;timetables; andstrategies.timetables for annual objectives;the duration of the plan (not shorter than a year or longer than five years);procedures that will be used to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the plan;ways to solve disputes about the plan; andpeople responsible for implementing the plan.The Department of Labour recommends this is achieved in three phases: preparation (assign responsibility, set up consultative forum, analysis of employment practices and environment, draw up workforce profile); implementation (proactive steps to improve the company’s diversity profile); and monitoring.Employment equity helpline – 0860 101 018The Department of Labour has a series of basic guides to help you through this process.Do I have to submit reports?The Department of Labour is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of affirmative action. To do this, it needs to receive regular reports from companies on their progress. Regular reporting to the department is a legal requirement.Reports comprise two forms: the Employment Equity Report Form (EEA2) and the Income Differential Statement (EEA4).These can be submitted electronically or by hand to any labour centre. They can also be posted to:Employment Equity RegistryThe Department of LabourPrivate Bag X117Pretoria 0001Access the online service: https://ee.labour.gov.za/email: ee@labour.gov.zaEmployees can report employers who do not comply with the equity legislation to the department. (Image: Brand South Africa)How often must employers submit reports?Employers with more than 150 employees must report every year by the first working day of October, while employers with fewer than 150 employees must report every year ending with an even number (ie every second year).Copies of the reports must be kept for at least three years for large employers, or two years for smaller employers.What happens if I don’t report to the Department of Labour?Employers who do not comply with legislation will be excluded from the department’s public register. Government and other companies are encouraged to do business with those on the register.Employees can report employers who do not comply with the equity legislation to the department.What if I cannot submit my report?Employers who are unable to report must let the Department of Labour know in writing, giving reasons.Write to:The Director-GeneralDepartment of LabourPrivate Bag X117Pretoria0001I thought racial classification was an outdated practice, yet the Department of Labour requires this information. How do I as a company employer go about finding out the “race” of my employees in a tactful manner?The EEA1 form calls for voluntary self-classification on the part of the employee. If an employee refuses to fill this in the employer must rely on existing records of the employee, but must make sure that this information is made available to him/her. If an employee is “mixed race”, the designation he/she volunteers must be used. If the employer must make the choice, he/she is advised to put the employee in the “designated group” category – in other words, black.How can I assess whether my employee falls into the disability category?Once again, the EEA1 form calls for voluntary self-classification on the part of the employee. According to the Act, people with disabilities are defined as “people who have long-term or recurring physical or mental impairment which substantially limits their prospects of entering into, or advancement in, employment”.Are all organisations regarded as designated employers if they employ the minimum number of employees?Yes, as long as they employ more than 50 people or meet the annual turnover requirement (see Schedule Four of the Act for this). These include: NGOs, trade unions, trusts, co-operatives, professional practices, sport codes and churches.Source: Brand South Africa reporter, with information from the Department of LabourWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Assam journalist killed in suspected hit-and-run

By on December 1, 2019

first_imgA television journalist was killed in Assam’s Silchar in a suspected hit-and-run case on Sunday night. Police said 43-year-old Malin Sarma, a reporter with Barak Television Network, died on the spot after a truck hit his two-wheeler near a police station. He is survived by his wife and a 13-year-old daughter. Members of the media fraternity of Silchar said Mr. Sarma was heading home after covering an event around 11 p.m. He had parked his two-wheeler by the side of the road when the truck hit him. A local union of journalists said the police took time in reaching the spot. “A man passing by informed us about Mr. Sarma lying in a pool of blood. We rushed him to the medical college where he was declared brought dead,” a union member said. ‘Simple man’Police said they were investigating whether Sarma was a victim of a planned murder or an accident. Colleagues said Sarma was a simple person who rode a bicycle for most part of his 15-year television career.Sarma was one of three journalists who died under mysterious circumstances in 24 hours. The others were Madhusudan Goswami in Guwahati and Saiful Islam in western Assam’s Bilasipara. Less than a week ago, TV journalist Subrata Kalita was attacked with a hammer in the Beltola area of Guwahati. Police arrested the assailant, who was allegedly under the influence of drugs.last_img read more

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Sushmita Sen perfectly nails her workout as boyfriend Rohman cheers her on

By on November 17, 2019

first_imgSushmita Sen is an inspiration to many and the former Miss Universe does it with finesse.With her killer body, strict lifestyle and incredible workout strength, the diva has been motivating millions of her followers to hit the gym.The diva is known for documenting her gym workouts on her Instagram account and she nails each one of them.Recently, she posted a video of her working out for the first time after her birthday. In the video she can be seen performing grueling gymnastic aerial exercises and the routine will give you major goals.She posted the video with the caption, “First workout of my 43rd year. I rise to the #gymnasticrings carrying no burdens of the past, no wait of the future, only THIS MOMENT completely aware & alive. To celebrate life as I witness my Maa & my Man applaud every effort & truly appreciate all the blisters. EVERYTHING IN LIFE IS POSSIBLE. Don’t believe me, believe in YOURSELF!!! #practice #discipline #workhard #wegotthis I love you guys soooooo much!!!! #duggadugga @rohmanshawl.”advertisementApart from Sushmita’s on-point back-breaking exercises, it was her boyfriend Rohman Shawl’s cheering for her lady love that took our breath away.Sushmita opted for racer-back sports bra and black gym tights for the rigorous session. She rounded off her gym look with trainer shoes, a top knot and bare face.ALSO SEE | Sushmita Sen shares late birthday pics with boyfriend Rohman Shawl, mom and kidsALSO WATCH | Up, close and personal with Sushmita Senlast_img read more

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SIOUX CITY PUBLIC SCHOOL GRADUATION & DROPOUT RATES EDGE UP

By on November 16, 2019

first_imgTHE GRADUATION AND DROPOUT RATES FOR THE SIOUX CITY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT HAVE EACH INCREASED FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW.FIGURES RELEASED BY THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SHOW THAT THE FOUR YEAR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE IN SIOUX CITY FOR THE CLASS OF 2016 WAS 87.46 PERCENT.THAT’S UP FROM 87.2 PERCENT IN 2015 AND 85.62 PERCENT IN 2014.THE GRADE 7-12 DROPOUT RATE FROM OCTOBER OF 2015 THROUGH SEPTEMBER OF 2016 WAS 2.06 PERCENT, UP FROM 1.6 PERCENT THE PREVIOUS YEAR AND 1.29 PERCENT IN 2013-14.OVERALL THE STATE’S HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE INCREASED FOR THE FIFTH STRAIGHT YEAR TO 91.3 PERCENT.DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SPOKESPERSON STACI HUPP SAYS THAT LIKELY MAKES IOWA NUMBER ONE IN THE NATION IN GRADUATION RATE:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/GRAD.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……GRADUATION RATES. :19DROPOUT RATES STATEWIDE INCREASED FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE 2009-10 SCHOOL YEAR TO 2.8 PERCENT, UP FROM 2.5 PERCENT THE PREVIOUS YEAR.HUPP ISN’T SURE WHY THE DROPOUT RATE IS UP IN THE STATE:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/GRAD2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………RATE IS DOWN. ;18A STATEMENT FROM THE THE SIOUX CITY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT SAYS THAT SINCE IOWA BEGAN USING THE CONSISTENT FEDERAL FORMULA FOR GRADUATION RATES IN THE 2009-2010 SCHOOL YEAR, THE DISTRICT’S FOUR-YEAR GRADUATION RATE HAS INCREASED 8 PERCENT, WHILE NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO DROPPED OUT HAS DECREASED BY 3 PERCENT.last_img read more

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Nigeria ‘working on’ luring Chelsea starlet from England

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first_imgTamaraebi Abraham Nigeria hoping to lure Chelsea starlet Abraham away from England Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 01:32 8/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) TammyAbraham - cropped Getty Images Chelsea Swansea City Premier League Nigeria England U21 WC Qualification Africa UEFA U21 Championship The England Under-21s qualifies to play for the Super Eagles through his father and the national team are trying their utmost to play for them Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick is confident that England Under-21 international Tammy Abraham can be convinced to commit his international career to the Super Eagles.Abraham – currently on loan at Swansea City from Chelsea – has played for England at U18, U19 and U21 level, but he is eligible for Nigeria through his father.Swansea 7/5 to beat Crystal Palace Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing And Pinnick – a friend of Abraham’s dad – says his nation are working on the forward, who netted his first Premier League goal at Crystal Palace before the international break and then scored again for the Young Lions against Latvia.”We are working on getting Abraham,” said Pinnick. “Tammy is like my son. His father and I grew up in the same neighbourhood.Good win thanks for coming out tonight! pic.twitter.com/kqhp1LdIlR— Tammy abraham (@tammyabraham) September 5, 2017″So when they talk about him, I just laugh because I know what to do.”Nigeria lead their pool in World Cup qualifying, with Zambia three points behind after four matches.last_img read more

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LSU Fans Hacked An Alabama Assistant Coach’s Twitter Account

By on October 27, 2019

first_imgLSU fans wait in line outside Tiger Stadium.BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: Fans wait outside of Tiger Stadium to watch the football team arrive between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin’ Cajuns at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)It’s been less than a week that new Alabama defensive backs coach Mel Tucker has been on the job. But it looks like he’s already become the victim of a rival team’s fan base having a little bit of fun on Twitter. Tucker joined the social media network on January 27, and sent out a few pro-Crimson Tide tweets in the days that followed. But over the past 18 hours, his account has tweeted out a number of pro-LSU messages instead. Clearly, someone with an affinity for the Tigers has taken over his account.Screen Shot 2015-01-31 at 9.44.31 AM Screen Shot 2015-01-31 at 9.44.18 AM Screen Shot 2015-01-31 at 9.43.48 AM Screen Shot 2015-01-31 at 9.43.37 AM Screen Shot 2015-01-31 at 9.39.50 AM  Screen Shot 2015-01-31 at 9.43.06 AM Screen Shot 2015-01-31 at 9.43.16 AMTucker may want to change up his password in the near future. Alabama’s recruits are probably a bit confused at the moment.last_img read more

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