Campaigners are deeply concerned that the launch

first_imgCampaigners are “deeply concerned” that the launch of a new parliamentary inquiry into the educational support provided for disabled children and young people failed to mention inclusive education.The inquiry by the Commons education select committee will investigate the impact of major reforms to the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system that were introduced four years ago through the Children and Families Act.But The Alliance for Inclusive Education (ALLFIE) says the announcement of the committee’s inquiry – headed by disabled Tory MP and former education minister Robert Halfon (pictured, left) – made no mention of inclusive education.ALLFIE linked this with the Conservative party’s long-standing commitment to “end the bias towards the inclusion of children with special needs in mainstream schools”.In 2015, a year after the act was passed, the party boasted in its 2015 general election manifesto of how it had “created 2,200 more special schools places through our free schools programme”.Tara Flood, ALLFIE’s director, said she was “deeply concerned, frustrated and angry” at the failure to mention inclusive education in the inquiry launch, which she said was not an accident or “ignorance” but a deliberate attempt to “avoid the issue”.She said: “It is disingenuous of Halfon to have side-stepped the issue.”She said the government was called out on its lack of progress on inclusive education last August by the UN committee on the rights of persons with disabilities (CRPD), so the failure to mention inclusion was “not about ignorance, it is about actively avoiding the issue”.Flood said the Children and Families Act was part of a “perfect storm” of measures that were harming inclusive education, which included “hugely damaging cuts to local authority SEND support services”, and an increase in the powers of schools to exclude pupils.She said: “This is a perfect storm of policy and law dealing with the government’s ideological position of reversing the bias towards inclusive education.”She said it was “absolutely extraordinary” that the education committee had made no reference to the concluding observations made by the CRPD last year after it had examined the UK government’s implementation of the UN disability convention.CRPD was highly critical of the UK government’s approach to inclusive education, and the “persistence of a dual education system” that segregates increasing numbers of disabled children in special schools.CRPD called instead for a “coherent strategy” on “increasing and improving inclusive education”, which would include raising awareness of – and support for – inclusive education among parents of disabled children.The government has a commitment to build the capacity of mainstream schools to educate disabled children through the UN convention, said Flood.She said ALLFIE will be making these points to the committee “in the strongest terms”.One of the areas the education committee’s inquiry will examine is the act’s replacement of statements of special educational needs with new education, health and care plans (EHCPs), which last from birth to the age of 25 and set out all the support a family should receive.Local authorities in England had until this month to move all disabled children eligible for support from special educational needs (SEN) statements to new EHCPs.But Labour warned in last year’s general election manifesto for disabled people that the EHCP assessments were “being used to restrict access to support” for disabled children and young people.And in December, the education watchdog Ofsted warned that some parents were being asked to educate their disabled children at home because their schools were claiming they could not meet their needs.That report said that the proportion of pupils with an SEN statement or an EHCP attending a state-funded special school, rather than mainstream provision, had risen from 40 per cent in 2010 to 45 per cent of pupils.After the act’s introduction, ALLFIE warned that it had “thrown open a whole new door to segregation” because it weakened disabled children’s right to inclusion in a mainstream school.The education select committee will also investigate the level of funding for SEND.After the act was passed in 2014, the National Union of Teachers warned that the new SEND measures were “simply a cover for cost-cutting”.The inquiry will also look at how well the education, health and social care sectors have been co-operating.The education committee said the intention of the Children and Families Act had been to offer simpler, improved and consistent help for children and young people with SEND, while the government claimed the changes would give families greater choice in decisions.But the committee now wants to review the success of those reforms, how they have been implemented, and the impact they are having on disabled children and young people.Halfon said: “It has been four years since major SEND reforms were introduced and it’s important we examine whether the government’s stated ambitions for simpler, improved and consistent help for children and young people with SEND have been met.“There are rising concerns about the quality and access to SEN provision which the committee… will want to explore in this inquiry.“The committee’s current inquiry into alternative provision has heard considerable evidence that children with special educational needs are disproportionately excluded from school and over-represented in alternative provision.“During the course of our quality of apprenticeships and skills training inquiry we’ve also heard that with young people with SEN have faced significant barriers in accessing apprenticeships.”He added: “The 2014 act extended provision to young people up to the age of 25 and the committee is particularly keen to hear evidence about whether there is the right support available to enable young people to access appropriate post-18 opportunities such as studying at further education colleges and undertaking apprenticeships.”The deadline for submitting evidence to the inquiry is 14 June.last_img read more

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Developments in Development A Toolkit from Above

first_imgBuild ye, build ye, lest the housing crisis smite you! That’s what I’m reading this week in the development world – at its highest up, the command came from none other than the president. The White House has released a “housing and development toolkit” that, among other things, points fingers at a lengthy entitlement process, restrictive zoning, and an unwillingness to build housing as the root causes of housing unaffordability and displacement. Curbed has the rundown on how the toolkit’s recommendations clash with what has been going on in recent development battles, policy by policy. But here’s one bit of interest that I didn’t really see highlighted enough. This, to me, could be something of a bridge between the “build-baby-build, why don’t you understand supply and demand” crowd and the “don’t build luxury condos in the Mission” crowd. Attacking this crisis isn’t just about building housing wherever possible and as much as possible – you have to ask low-density, higher-income areas to accept their fair share of new housing (which, to be fair, SFBARF and others are doing — in some cases, they’re not asking, they’re suing, but still). You also have to consider what’s left once something is built: Did the White House itself just imply a direct link between “housing that does get built” and “causing displacement”? Because that would be in direct conflict, not necessarily with NIMBYs like some are saying this guide is, but with pro-building advocates. Let’s go back for a second to the low-density areas not building their “fair share” thing. If you thought SFBARF was pushing it by suing the suburbs over not building enough housing, hold onto your hats, because it sounds like supervisor Jane Kim may be suggesting annexing part of Brisbane. That idea was floated because Brisbane is considering two rival proposals for a former landfill – one with more than 4,000 new units and one with zero. The one with zero is the city’s own proposal. Brisbane will make the decision (or compromise) over the course of several months and San Francisco is unlikely to actually make a land grab, but if you like political drama, get your popcorn ready. That is if you haven’t already had enough from the whole Millennium Tower thing.Meanwhile it does seem like the crazy skyrocketing days of yesteryear are over. Which doesn’t mean that the bubble has popped or the market has crashed or anything like that – in fact, as SocketSite reports, SF isn’t necessarily officially in a housing bubble but may be approaching one. Curbed has a bit of a discussion this week about why the “median rent” figure that us development commentators like to throw around is a bit of a complicated beast. Those numbers, after all, usually reflect apartments available on the rental market, not what people are actually paying throughout the city.I’ll close this week with a fun exercise in contrast: Curbed has a deep look inside two Mission buildings. One of them explores the life and home of artist and illustrator Christian Robinson, who rents a room inside a local Victorian. The other is a tour of Rowan, the new nine-story statement building across from Franklin Square on Potrero. 0% The key line from Obama’s new housing toolkit vis a vis Mission District gentrification & opposition to new housing: https://t.co/f2csYh9Bt5 pic.twitter.com/AYYMZ7jYWLcenter_img — Joe Rivano Barros (@jrivanob) September 26, 2016 Tags: development • Developments in Development Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

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ADE Gardner says Saints need to learn the lessons

first_imgADE Gardner says Saints need to learn the lessons of Friday’s loss to Catalan but move on and put things right this weekend.The winger watched the game from the stands as Royce Simmons rotated his squad and witnessed the last gasp converted try that brought the Club’s first loss of the season.“It was difficult to watch,” he admitted, “not because of the last few seconds that seemed like ten minutes but because you want to play every game.“It’s good that we have a good squad this season and Royce can leave players out – it means those players who don’t play work harder for next week.“It takes a little getting used to. A couple of years back the wingers were me and Franny (Francis Meli) and there wasn’t much competition. Last season you didn’t know who would be fit sometimes a couple of days before a match but now you have players fighting for a spot and you have to be on your game every game.“Personally I think it is a good thing as it is pushing me to work harder.”It is likely Ade will be back in the side that faces Huddersfield this weekend and the Giants are already showing signs of being a forced to be reckoned with again this season.“They’re a handy side aren’t they? They have a quick back line and we will need to be on our mettle. We go there confident we can do a job. Yes we lost on Friday but that game has now gone. We have looked unplayable at times but we aren’t putting a full 80 minutes together. It is important we perform for 80 minutes.“We’ve conceded 70 points in our last two games and we are working on fixing that up but it isn’t something we are dwelling on.“It is our whole game. There were some things in attack we didn’t do right too and that meant we gave a team like Catalan too much ball. If you do that, then it’s tough to defend.”last_img read more

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SAINTS secured their fifth win in a row as they ov

first_imgSAINTS secured their fifth win in a row as they overcame a stubborn Wakefield 26-12.They ran in five tries in a performance that was high on effort, graft and superb defence – especially when down to 12 men.Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook had received ten minutes in the second half as the Wildcats began to get on top.But Jonny Lomax pulled off a wonder tackle to deny a certain score and then had a hand in the eventual winner.Before then, Saints were good value for their 16-6 lead at the break.Tries from Anthony Laffranchi, Adam Swift and Sia Soliola underlined their dominance before Reece Lynne fired home a top class reply.In the second half, Lomax dove on Tommy Makinson’s chip before LMS was sinbinned after his side were warned for persistent offside.Kyle Amor replied but Lomax and Hohaia had other ideas as they ensured Saints consolidated fifth spot on Super League.Results like this are always based on good foundations and Nathan Brown’s side got off to a cracking start when the home side had to drop out after they made a mess of Jonny Lomax’ kick off.And within two tackles Jon Wilkin found Anthony Laffranchi on his shoulder and he stretched out for his eighth of the season.Lomax with the conversion.Stu Howarth’s scampering run and Wilkin’s kick then forced another drop out – and Saints duly profited once more.Willie Manu was then held up before Francis Meli displayed great footwork to draw in the defence and put Adam Swift over for his twelfth in the Red V.Wakefield got back into the game – in terms of pressure anyway – as Tim Smith began to exert his authority.He produced a couple of nice kicks to give the home side territory and Swift had to be sharp to stop a certain score.Saints almost went further ahead when Tommy Makinson broke the line and found Jordan Turner. But as the centre was heading into touch he threw his pass inside and it was collected by a very happy defence.Sia Soliola – in the 17 in place of Greg Richards – made his welcome return from injury on 26 minutes and the first thing he did was drive Saints to within inches.His second touch was even better too – taking the great work of Hohaia and Josh Jones around the ruck and converting it into four points!Lomax tagging on the extras for 16-0.Alex Walmsley was held up over the line shortly afterwards before Wakefield finally forced a drop out and some possession.Soliola mopped up a poor pass though and Saints repelled borders.Wakefield did eventually respond though and it was a right cracker. Saints lacked a bit of togetherness on their right hand side and Reece Lyne undid the defence, at dummy half, to fly in from distance.Lee Smith making it a ten point game from an acute angle and giving the Wildcats hope at half time.Saints defended an early cross field kick before increasing the lead with a fantastic try.They were too strong down the right hand side, Makinson chipped through and Lomax dove on it just as it was going dead.Wakefield then entered their best period but couldn’t get over the line.Likewise Saints pushed it when the home side knocked on but couldn’t convert a fantastic Adam Swift break.But four penalties in a row handed the Wildcats the impetus as the game and then LMS was sinbinned as Saints were warned for the final time.And Kyle Amor took full advantage before Lee Smith tagged on his second conversion.It was an eight point game and with the referee pinging Saints back something had to give.Thankfully, it wasn’t the visitors’ resolve.TP offloaded in the centre to put Lomax in the clear and he found Hohaia in support to get in under the sticks.Lomax adding his third conversion of the afternoon.Wakefield almost scored with less than 100 seconds in the match but Ben Cockayne just couldn’t pull in a great chip over.Match Summary:Wildcats: Tries: Lynne, AmorGoals: L. Smith (2 from 2)Saints: Tries: Laffranchi, Swift, Soliola, Lomax, HohaiaGoals: Lomax (3 from 5)Penalties:Wildcats: 9Saints: 3HT: 16-6FT: 26-12REF: James ChildATT: 7985Teams:Wildcats:1. Richard Mathers; 28. Liam Kay, 3. Dean Collis, 20. Reece Lyne, 5. Ben Cockayne; 4. Lee Smith, 7. Tim Smith; 8. Justin Poore, 9. Paul Aiton, 15. Kyle Amor, 12. Danny Kirmond, 13. Danny Washbrook, 32. Taulima Tautai.Subs: 10. Andy Raleigh, 11. Ali Lauitiiti, 16. Oliver Wilkes, 26. Bobbie Goulding.Saints:7. Jonny Lomax; 21. Tom Makinson, 3. Jordan Turner, 5. Francis Meli, 26. Adam Swift; 12. Jon Wilkin, 6. Lance Hohaia; 11. Tony Puletua, 36. Stuart Howarth, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 19. Josh Jones, 13. Willie Manu, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook.Subs: 1. Paul Wellens, 4. Sia Soliola, 25. Alex Walmsley, 27. Anthony Walker.#saintsheartbeatlast_img read more

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JORDAN Hand has joined Whitehaven on loan for the

first_imgJORDAN Hand has joined Whitehaven on loan for the 2015 season.The 21-year-old forward has played three times for the Club since making his debut in 2013 as well as appearing 44 games on dual registration.“Jordan did well on dual registration at Whitehaven last season so to join that club on loan for the coming season seemed the perfect fit,” Saints CEO Mike Rush said. “He is a good young prop who needs to be playing week in week out and this loan period will allow him to gain valuable game time and continue his development.”The Club has the ability to recall Jordan after the first four weeks of his loan at 48 hours’ notice.He will also continue to train with the Saints as well as taking part in sessions at Whitehavenlast_img read more

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ALEX Walmsley is only too aware of the task that f

first_imgALEX Walmsley is only too aware of the task that faces Saints this Friday if they want to retain their Super League crown.Leeds Rhinos lie between the Champions and a successive date with destiny at Old Trafford.“There’s no bigger task facing us this week,” he said. “They’re coming off the back of winning the League Leaders’ Shield at Huddersfield – in the last minute – and will be full of confidence as a result.“They have quality across the board and are the team of the year for sure. They play really well and are effective too.“Adam Cuthbertson offloads, the backs play off that… then you have Zak Hardaker and Kallum Watkins. They have some real quality there.“The personal battle with Jamie Peacock will be a good one. We haven’t got a bad pack ourselves too with great backs – but it will be in the middle where it is won.“Headingley is a great stadium and the atmosphere is always on point. There will be a lot of emotion in the air too. We need to turn up and put in a performance befitting of Champions to get back to Old Trafford. We are looking forward to that challenge.“There’s no additional motivation required for this one. It is a semi-final at Leeds. If you’re not up for that then you’re not in the right sport. There’s no need for big speeches; we know what our role is and what this game means to the club.“We are motivated and fired up.”Walmsley has had a stellar season in the Red Vee – and his return to the side, if he shakes off an ankle injury – will be huge for the Saints.He won the Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year and Foundation Members Player of the Year in Saints End of Season Awards, been nominated for Man of Steel, made more metres than anyone else and capped all that with his first induction into the Dream Team.“I am absolutely made up about that to be honest,” he continued. “If you think of the quality of player you are up against then I feel really honoured.“There are a lot of good props around that it makes this even more special. I am very proud of this.”Tickets for Friday’s game remain on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.last_img read more

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87foot patrol boat could be relocated to Wrightsville Beach Coast Guard

first_img “We have a lot of boating activities here. A lot of swimming activities here and any resources they can provide to help people in need is a valuable thing,” Tim Owens, town manager, said.According to Kip Wadlow, a spokesperson with the U.S. Coast Guard, the Coast Guard did an assessment of operational needs. They decided to look potentially moving on of their large patrol boats from Virginia, down to Wrightsville Beach. Wadlow says specific factors, like location, play into their decision.“We do have patrol boats that make port calls. So, two or three day stops when they’re out on their patrols in Wrightsville Beach already. So there is an existing facility there for them to moor up to,” Wadlow said.Related Article: Diligence returns home after deterring migrants, responding to hurricanesThere are other locations they are looking at right now and nothing is set in stone at this time.“Our key goal is to keep the American taxpayers informed of our decision making process and give them a chance to make their voices heard,” Wadlow said.The Coast Guard did an environmental assessment and the Town of Wrightsville Beach has a copy online. WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — The Coast Guard station at Wrightsville Beach might eventually be home to a much bigger boat. The Coast Guard is looking into relocating an 87-foot patrol boat and it might end up here.For years, the Coast Guard station in Wrightsville Beach acts as not just a point of safety and security, but a major resource for the community.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Humpday Health What to do if you are affected by shingles

first_imgImages of the rash that you could get if you are affected by shingles (Photo: Justin McKee/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Have you ever had chicken pox? Well, you could be at risk to develop shingles when you get older.“Shingles is a reactivation infection, so it’s an infection that you had probably when you were a kid with chicken pox and the virus lies dormant in your nerve endings for decades and decades,” said Dr. Charin Hanlon, the director of New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Residency program.- Advertisement – Dr. Hanlon says stress or health problems can cause shingles to flare up as a stripe of blisters on your body.Shingles generally affects people aged 60 and older, but younger people can also get it.The good news is the virus is not very contagious.Related Article: US measles cases still climbing, topping 800 for year“The contagion is if you touch an open blister on someone’s body so it’s not spread through the air, you can’t be in a room with someone and get chicken pox, but you could touch someone and get that virus,” Dr. Hanlon said.Dr. Hanlon says those who are 60 and older should consider getting a shingles vaccine.“I would encourage people to talk to their doctor about whether they would be a candidate for Zostavax or the new vaccine which is called Shingrix,” Dr. Hanlon said. “They are two different vaccines and you can actually take the Shingrix new vaccine, even if you’ve had the old vaccine.”There are a million shingles cases in the United States each year and one in four people will get it at some point in their life.last_img read more

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Apartment complexes damaged by Florence still under construction

first_imgThe Glen Apartments are emptying as more residents evacuate. (Photo: Monique Robinson/WWAY). NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Roughly three months after five apartment complexes evicted residents due to damage from Hurricane Florence, we now have an update on how recovery is going.Jervay Communities Apartments in Wilmington have been gutted. A construction crew is expected to begin the rebuild Friday. There is no estimate for a completion date.- Advertisement – Still Meadow Village is also under repair. The first set of buildings are expected to be complete by early February.The Glen Apartments are still being evaluated and no construction has been started.We have also reached out to Forest Hills and New Providence Park, but have not yet heard back.last_img read more

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Students learn how to safeguard their community from human trafficking

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — CFCC reports North Carolina ranks in the top ten states for human trafficking violations and Wilmington is not immune to this epidemic.Just Ask and Safe Place are organizations educating young people on this hot topic.- Advertisement – The Not4$ale Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative, Community Involvement and Service-Learning Alliance, Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society, and the Honors Program at Cape Fear Community College hosted a forum Tuesday at CFCC’s Union Station on human trafficking and safety with the Bill Woolf, the executive director of Just Ask. Hes is a former detective that directed the Human Trafficking Task Force in northern Virginia.A Safe Place is an organization that provides a space for women to heal.In 2018, Safe Place worked with over 129 people in our community from ages 15 to 59. 77% of them were from North Carolina.Related Article: CFCC partners with Yamaha for new training programJust Ask travels the nation offering programs to increase human trafficking and exploitation knowledge.Woolf says prevention starts with education.“I find that the life altering effects are really traumatic and it’s very difficult for victims to recover from these cases, ” said Woolf.Every 30 seconds a child or teen is sold into slavery in the U.S.February 7 is National #EndItMovement Day.Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society is encouraging the community to wear a red ‘X’ on their hand to join the fight for freedom.last_img read more

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Networking event creates intentional collisions between races

first_img Attendees heard from different speakers, including young professionals of different backgrounds. Natalie English, President and CEO of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, said they had a great program set up for attendees.“We started with a privilege walk, which is an amazing thing to go through, and look beside you and see how people’s past experiences impact their life of privilege or not,” English said. “And that matters in how we think and do everything.”Tracey Jackson, chair of the African American Business Council, says these types of interactions are good for the community.Related Article: Wilmington Chamber organizes first responders appreciation week“What I hope people take away are relationships. Because one thing that we want to be a part of, as the African American Business Council, is creating those intentional collisions, where people who are different can come together so they can do business together,” Jackson said. “Because our mission as an African American Business Council, is business growth and inclusion.”There are two more of these networking events in 2019, on September 5 and December 5. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce and African American Business Council held a joint event Thursday night, meant to connect young professionals of different races and backgrounds.Called “Intentional Collision, Breaking Barriers,” organizers describe it as a structured networking event with a goal of bringing people together who may not interact in everyday life.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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CFPUA paybyphone system temporarily down

first_img We’ll update as information becomes available. CFPUA (Photo: Hannah Patrick/WWAY) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is currently experiencing technical problems with its pay-by-phone system.Staff is working as quickly as possible to resolve the issue.- Advertisement – last_img

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Watch Ive been working towards reelection for the past 5 years –

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint Incumbent PL MEP Miriam Dalli was the first Maltese MEP to be elected to European Parliament on Sunday night. As the process is nearing the end, with some 20,000 votes yet to be checked, Dalli expressed her satisfaction at the result.In comments given to Newsbook.com.mt shortly after the results started coming out, Dalli said that the result obtained on during these EP elections were the fruit of five years of work. She explained that her campaign was not a short campaign and that she has been working towards this result for the past five years.The first MEP elected said that upon her return to the European Parliament she will continue working on the issues she has focused upon during the past five years, mainly the environment and clean energy, the quality of life and innovation, among others.The quota is set to around 37,000 votes. Incumbent PN MEP Roberta Metsola (PN) is most likely to be elected after Dalli, followed by Alfred Sant (PL).Alex Agius Saliba and Josianne Cutajar are most likely to be elected on behalf of Partit Laburista while incumbent David Casa is most likely to be reelected on behalf of Partit Nazzjonalista.WhatsApplast_img read more

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Alibabas Founder CEO Jack Ma Launches African Young Entrepreneurs Fund

first_imgJack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., gestures as he speaks at SoftBank World 2014 in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. As SoftBank Corp. Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son pushes for a takeover of T-Mobile US Inc., the Japanese billionaire is asking banks to commit financing for a longer-than-usual amount of time, underscoring the intense regulatory review he faces. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Jack Ma Advertisement Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma announced the creation of a USD$10 million African Young Entrepreneurs Fund, during the Youth Connekt Africa Summit co-hosted by UNCTAD and the Government of Rwanda.“I want that fund supporting African online businesses,” said Mr. Ma, who is Special Adviser to UNCTAD for Youth Entrepreneurship and Small Business.“The money is set. This is my money, so I don’t have to get anybody’s approval,” he said, adding that he was poised to hire staff for the fund, set to begin operations this year. – Advertisement – Mr. Ma said that he would also work with UNCTAD help bring 200 budding African business people to his homeland China to learn from Alibaba hands on.“I want them to go to China, meeting our people, seeing all the things we have been doing, all the great ideas China has,” he said.“They know what they want. And when they know what they want, we can support it,” he added.In addition, Mr. Ma said that he planned to roll out a partnership with African universities to teach internet technology, artificial intelligence and e-commerce.Mr. Ma, who is on his first visit to Africa, also visited Kenya on Thursday. He has been sharing his experience of having built his company, founded in 1999, into a global e-commerce giant valued at more than USD$231 billion, and how he met the string of challenges that he faced along the way.The Youth Connekt Africa Summit, held in Kigali, brought together more than 1,500 participants from government, entrepreneurial and investor communities, multinationals, and startups shaping the African technological ecosystem. Unlocking Africa’s e-commerce is a key priority for UNCTAD, given the potential of online trade to power development.“African entrepreneurs should not be asking successful businesses, ‘How can I distribute your products?’ Africans should be saying, ‘I have an idea I want to grow – how can you help me to grow it? How can you help me market it?’,” said UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi.UNCTAD is working with Mr. Ma to explore opportunities with African businesses to participate in global trade, as well as to raise awareness of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted by the international community in 2015. In addition to his role as an adviser to UNCTAD, Mr. Ma also serves as a UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocate.[related-posts]Mr. Ma underscored the importance of internet access in all nations, saying it was an even more important raw material for economies than coal and electricity were in the past.“Not being connected to the internet today is worse than not having electricity 100 years ago,” he said.He also pointed to the big implications for economies and the labour market.“I think e-commerce, Internet, Big Data is the future. You can never stop it. You like it or don’t like it. But you will never stop it,” he said.“Every time you have a technological revolution, it will kill a lot of jobs and it will create a lot of jobs. This is what history tells us.”last_img read more

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DRAW best bet for two teams with the wobbles

first_imgGUESS WHAT’S COMING ?Parts of the UK could be affected by snow by the end of the week as an Arctic blast causes temperatures to plummet.By Friday, average temperatures in England and Wales are expected to drop to just above freezing, with strong winds forecast for some coastal areas.Patchy rain could then turn into snow showers as the colder air hits the UK. Lazio v NapoliSerie A8pm, BT SPORTSERIE A STALEMATE BECKONSNo domestic action tonight but a good match on BT Sport to look forward to in Serie A, it’s Lazio v Napoli in Serie A.There’s not much to choose between the two sides in the Star Sports market and with home advantage Lazio have only lost this fixture once since 2008.HEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Max last 10 only)Feb 2013 Serie A Lazio 1-1 NapoliSep 2012 Serie A Napoli 3-0 LazioApr 2012 Serie A Lazio 3-1 NapoliNov 2011 Serie A Napoli 0-0 LazioApr 2011 Serie A Napoli 4-3 LazioNov 2010 Serie A Lazio 2-0 NapoliApr 2010 Serie A Lazio 1-1 NapoliNov 2009 Serie A Napoli 0-0 LazioMar 2009 Serie A Napoli 0-2 LazioOct 2008 Serie A Lazio 0-1 NapoliLazio are desperate for a win having slipped to mid-table having only won one of their last eight league games. Napoli have had a really good start and a win tonight would keep them in third but allow them to open up a gap between themselves and fourth placed Internazionale.They have also started to wobble though and come here on the back of successive defeats.It looks as though the draw could be the wisest bet at around 9/4.STAR FORECAST(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)6 points DRAW at around 9/4last_img read more

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STARTERS ORDERS Saturday

first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Saturday 25 March HORSE RACING2.00 MeydanJungle Cat 7/1 > 5/15.30 LingfieldDuck A L’orange 8/1 > 9/26.45 NewcastleViola Park 5/1 > 5/27.15 WolverhamptonAuntie Barber 3/1 > 9/4WORLD CUP QUALIFIERSFIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier17:00 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD1/2 Sweden 7/1 Belarus 16/5 DRAWFIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier19:45 ITV4 / ITV4 HD2/7 Portugal 12/1 Hungary 9/2 DRAWFIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier19:45 Sky Sports 2 / Sky Sports 2 HD / Sky Sports Mix / Sky Sports Mix HD1/3 Belgium 9/1 Greece 9/2 DRAWBET WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

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Top 10 Schools that Specialize in Healthcare Management

first_img Last Updated Nov 15, 2018 by Max PulciniFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Top 10 Schools that Specialize in Healthcare Management About the AuthorMax PulciniMax Pulcini is a Philadelphia-based writer and reporter. He has an affinity for Philly sports teams, Super Smash Bros. and cured meats and cheeses. Max has written for Philadelphia-based publications such as Spirit News, Philadelphia City Paper, and Billy Penn, as well as national news outlets like The Daily Beast.View more posts by Max Pulcini Healthcare Management MBAs are becoming a popular track for students who want to enter a growing industry that’s ripe with innovation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical and health care managers, also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, are responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating medical and health services. They manage entire medical facilities, departments at nonprofits, and medical practices for physicians.BLS reports that employment of health care management personnel is projected to grow 20 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is much faster than the average for nearly all other industries. This is partially because the Baby Boomer working class is aging into retirement, thus increasing more demand for healthcare services. The average pay for health care management professionals is an estimated $98,350 per year ($47.29 per hour).While some health care managers have a bachelor’s degree, master’s degrees also are common in the field. If you’re a prospective MBA hoping to enter the health care field following graduation, are you aware of all the specialized healthcare management majors, courses and programs offered at business school across the nation? Many of the country’s top business schools have put together special options for students looking to get an in-depth look at one of the largest and fastest growing sectors in the US economy. Let’s take a look at the best of the best. The 10 Best Healthcare Management MBAsHarvard Business SchoolMBAs enrolled at Harvard Business School can make health care the focus of their studies. Students on this track have opportunities to analyze health care cases and customize their second-year by selecting courses, projects, papers, and independent studies specific to health care. MBAs can also register for healthcare courses at other schools within the university. Healthcare related coursework includes: Commercializing Science, Innovating in Health Care, and Transforming Health Care Delivery.Harvard MBAs also have on and off-campus health care activities and networking events with alumni. According to HBS, nearly 200 events are held annually such as the HBS Health Care Conference. This annual health care event brings together more than 600 students, alumni, and professionals, as well as 30 speakers from the health care sector. Harvard also offers countless resources to students who are looking to pursue careers in health care including MBA Career & Professional Development office, the HBS Health Care Initiative, and the student-led Health Care Club.University of Chicago – Booth School of BusinessThe Booth School of Business offers a special MBA/Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy. The program allows for MBAs interested in health care to earn a certificate in health administration. Students can earn either a Certificate in Health Administration and Policy or a Certificate in Health Administration and Policy with a Concentration in Global Health.The interdisciplinary program features students and faculty from Booth, the Law School, the School of Social Service Administration, the Pritzker School of Medicine, and the Harris School of Public Policy. In order to complete the program and its requirements, students must complete the core requirements of the full-time MBA program, the two required courses and two electives for either of the GPHAP certificate programs, a supervised practicum, and co-curricular activities. The supervised practicum can be completed in a number of ways: Summer internships, Erikson or Quern Fellowships, field placements, research assistantships or internships, or professional experience. For the Global Health Certificate Program, the practicum may also be completed abroad. According to the school, students must also attend three health-related workshops, seminars, lectures, or GPHAP special events each quarter, and summarize each event, to fulfill the co-curricular activity aspect of this programUniversity of Pennsylvania – The Wharton SchoolMBAs at Wharton can choose to major in Health Care Management. The major takes the core management principles covered in the MBA curriculum and adds unique elements and issues of the health care industry into coursework. Most students in health care-related dual degree programs complete the Health Care Management major, including MD/MBA and MSN/MBA students.The Health Care Management major stands out because students must choose the major at the time of application to Wharton. Additionally, it is one of the few majors that helps students obtain summer internships and permanent positions in the health care sector. Placements include positions at consulting firms, biotech companies, pharmaceutical firms, hospitals, insurers, and government agencies. The department also features a mentor program and helps connect students with members of the Wharton Health Care Alumni Association. Elective courses are taken across the university, including behavioral and applied social sciences, biomedical sciences, and social policy. These are taught by an interdisciplinary faculty based in the business, medical, and nursing schools, together with adjunct faculty from area health and science organizations.Northwestern University – Kellogg School of ManagementThe Kellogg School of Management offers an MBA with an emphasis in healthcare management. Healthcare at Kellogg (HCAK) is designed to offer an MBA degree intersecting business and health care policies. The curriculum helps students identify the public-private nature of healthcare and features a curated list of faculty-recommended courses designed to relate healthcare with finance, public policy, and economics.Northwestern Kellogg, one of the highest-rated grad schools in the Midwest, offers MBAs a unique opportunity to bridge business and healthcare policies in its HCAK program.Kellogg also partners with healthcare executives and organizations to offer students opportunities to solve a real-world business problems and gain valuable insights into leadership, new networks, companies, and industries. The school also holds annual events that help connect MBAs with health care partners, including the annual MacEachern Symposium, the Business Healthcare Conference, and the Biotech and Health Care Case Competition.University of California, Berkeley – Haas School of BusinessBerkeley Haas offers a concurrent MBA/MPH degree with the School of Public Health. The dual-degree program offers co-curricular offerings that prepares students for senior positions in health-related industries, including care delivery, insurance, biotech, consulting, pharmaceuticals, and social impact. Enrolled students will earn both an MBA and an MPH in Health Policy and Management.The MBA/MPH program only accepts about 20 students per year. Over 30 months, the program covers complex health service and technology issues and topics such as managed care and insurance, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals. In addition to coursework, students must also complete a three-month internship.Berkeley Haas is also a founding member of the Business School Alliance for Health Management, attracting a significant number of students pursuing a career in health care (approximately 15 percent for the class of 2019). Prominent alumni of the program include: Sarah Krevans, CEO of Sutter Health; Jennifer Liebermann, Director of the Kaiser Permanente Garfield Innovation Center; and Derek Newell, President of Castlight and former CEO of Jiff.University of Michigan – Ross School of BusinessRoss offers a Healthcare Management Concentration that compliments the school’s full-time MBA, with electives at Ross and throughout the university. Students take 12 credits of healthcare course work and must complete the requirements within the 57 credits needed for the MBA degree. They can add the concentration in the first year of enrollment and complete the program in two years. Courses include Survey of the U.S. Healthcare System, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health, and Managing People in Health Organizations.The program also features healthcare-related activities outside the classroom and various career services to help place MBAs in prominent health care roles, such as the Ross Global Healthcare & Life Science Symposium. Sponsored by numerous organizations in the healthcare industry, the HLS Symposium features panel discussions, keynote sessions, and a company-sponsored case competition. It’s also a great opportunity for students to network with representatives from the healthcare and medical industry.Columbia Business SchoolWhile Columbia Business School does not offer a specialized healthcare track or major, the school’s MBA program features robust options for students wishing to pursue coursework in healthcare related topics. Columbia’s MBA program offers electives in Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management (HPM), which include Innovation in Global Healthcare, Healthcare IT Principles and Opportunities, and Pharmaceutical Drug Commercialization.These courses are taught by a mix of full-time faculty and adjunct healthcare executives. Courses cover critical healthcare topics and areas such as healthcare delivery, health IT, services, biopharma, medical devices, public policy, entrepreneurship, venture investing, and global health.Companies participate in formal on-campus recruiting at Columbia, and HPM works closely with the Career Management Center and the Healthcare Industry Association to identify opportunities in start-ups, health systems, digital health, provider organizations, nonprofits, and other enterprise organizations for students.Dartmouth College – Tuck School of BusinessDartmouth Tuck offers an MBA/MPH joint degree. A partnership between the the Tuck School of Business and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI), the program prepares graduates for leadership positions in both the private and public sectors of the healthcare industry. According to the school, one-third of program participants are practicing clinicians, one-third are mid-career professionals, and one-third are recent bachelors’ graduates.The dual-degree can be completed in two years and is taken in a cohort structure. Students spend their first year as a full-time MBA student at Tuck and complete the MBA core curriculum. In their second year, students complete a summer internship before taking MPH courses at the beginning of August. The second year of the program involves both required and elective courses at both Tuck and TDI.The Tuck School of Business and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice prepares graduates for leadership positions in both the private and public sectors.The MBA/MPA program is also supported by the Center for Health Care at Tuck, which serves to educate students and prepare graduates for careers in the health care sector. Many graduates of the program pursue career opportunities in consulting or at health care delivery organizations.Duke University – Fuqua School of BusinessDuke Fuqua’s Health Sector Management (HSM) Certificate is offered as part of the school’s Daytime MBA, Weekend Executive, Cross Continent, and Global Executive MBA Programs. According to the school, the HSM program prepared students for management and leadership roles in health systems, pharmaceutical, consulting, health policy, venture capital, and more. Topics covered include coursework in Health Sector Economics, Biopharmaceutical and Medical Device Strategy, Health Systems Management, and more.Students who are enrolled in the HSM program are exposed to extra and co-curricular events and programming. These events include HSM Bootcamp—a week-long intensive course for Daytime and Executive MBA students. The bootcamp features faculty lectures, case practices, industry expert speakers, and more.Yale School of ManagementThe Yale School of Management also offers a focus area for MBAs in healthcare. The focus is completed alongside the school’s core curriculum, while completing additional courses such as Healthcare Economics, Global Health, Healthcare Operations, and Sustainable Innovations in Healthcare.In addition to healthcare-specific classes and electives, first year students learn about the most pressing healthcare topics and trends by participating in the Colloquium on Healthcare Leadership. This series features candid talks with leaders of hospitals, CEOs of medical device and drug companies, policymakers, and other people shaping the field.In their second year of studies, MBAs take advanced business and management courses, while continuing to learn more about healthcare management. Courses are taught by experts from the School of Management and other parts of the university, including the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health. The program concludes with a capstone course structured around major challenges in healthcare will deepen your learning and link back to the essential business skills taught in the core.center_img regions: Atlanta / Baltimore / Boston / Chicago / Dallas / Denver / Houston / London / Los Angeles / Miami / New York City / Online / Philadelphia / Research Triangle / San Diego / San Francisco / Seattle / Toronto / Washington, DC RelatedHealthcare Management MBAs in Los AngelesCalifornia’s healthcare systems are under a lot of stress. According to the Orange County Register, the state’s healthcare staffing shortages are projected to widen as the population grows and doctors retire. According to a recent report by the Healthforce Center at the University of California-San Francisco, the state will lack…June 6, 2018In “Featured Region”Hot Jobs: Medical and Health Services ManagerIf you love the thought of helping people—but hate the thought of blood—you might be perfect for a role as a medical and health services manager. Although the scope and scale of the work done by health services managers varies, these business professionals have one thing in common: They help…September 29, 2016In “Featured Home”What are the Best Healthcare MBAs You Can Find in New York City?New York City is not only home to a number of the finest business schools in the world—it’s also where you can find some of the best healthcare programs this country has to offer. 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NASA Study in Hawaii Paving Way for Human Travel to Mars

first_imgLucie Poulet, right, uses a geotechnical tool while Annie Caraccio records the data during a previous study outside the domed structure that will house six researchers for eight months in an environment meant to simulate an expedition to Mars, on Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii on May 23, 2014. (Ross Lockwood/University of Hawaii via AP) Share this article Share US HONOLULU—A group of NASA-funded researchers are poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano to study human behavior in long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars.The six scientists enter their new home Thursday on the Big Island’s Mauna Loa volcano for an eight-month stay.The team will have no physical contact with people in the outside world and will work with a 20-minute delay in communications, the time it would take for an email to reach Earth from Mars.The study will assess the psychological difficulties associated with living in isolated and confined conditions for an extended time.The project is designed to help the U.S. space agency send humans on long space voyages including to Mars by the 2030s.“We’re hoping to figure out how best to select individual astronauts, how to compose a crew and how to support that crew on long-duration space missions,” principal investigator Kim Binstead, a University of Hawaii science professor. She said NASA’s timeline is realistic unless the agency is “directed to do something different by the new administration.”Trump’s transition team did not respond to an emailed request for comment on NASA’s plan.Domed structure that will house six researchers for eight months in an environment meant to simulate an expedition to Mars, on Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii on April 25, 2013. (Sian Proctor/University of Hawaii via AP) Domed structure that will house six researchers for eight months in an environment meant to simulate an expedition to Mars, on Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii on April 25, 2013. (Sian Proctor/University of Hawaii via AP)Domed structure that will house six researchers for eight months in an environment meant to simulate an expedition to Mars, on Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii, on April 25, 2013. (Sian Proctor/University of Hawaii via AP) Domed structure that will house six researchers for eight months in an environment meant to simulate an expedition to Mars, on Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii, on April 25, 2013. (Sian Proctor/University of Hawaii via AP)Leading the crew is mission commander James Bevington, a freelance space scientist who has acted as a visiting researcher for the International Space University. The other team members include engineers, a computer scientist, a doctoral candidate and a biomedical expert.They were selected from a group of 700 applicants that went through cognitive and personality tests as well as extensive interviews.“When I started, my biggest fear was that we were going to be that crew that turned out like Biosphere 2, which wasn’t a very pretty picture,” Bevington said.Biosphere 2 was a 1990s experimental greenhouse-like habitat in Arizona. It housed different natural ecosystems and a small crew in an effort to understand what would be needed for humans to live on other planets.The experiment quickly spiraled out of control as the habitat failed to maintain safe levels of carbon dioxide and the crew grew discontent.The latest HI-SEAS mission is the third round of research funded by NASA, which has dedicated over $2 million to the Hawaii project. Previous missions focused on food requirements and crew cohesion.“Mars is one of the best places in the solar system to look for signs of past or current life,” said Binstead, adding that would be the most significant scientific discovery “of all time.”The interior of the domed structure that will house six researchers for eight months in an environment meant to simulate an expedition to Mars, on Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii, on Aug. 9, 2015. (Sian Proctor/University of Hawaii via AP) The interior of the domed structure that will house six researchers for eight months in an environment meant to simulate an expedition to Mars, on Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii, on Aug. 9, 2015. (Sian Proctor/University of Hawaii via AP)Furthermore, man-made disasters or natural catastrophes such as an asteroid hit could force a human exodus from Earth, she said. “Right now, all of our eggs for life are in one basket. I think it’s a good overall strategy for us as a species to spread out further.”The researchers will wear devices around their necks that measure their moods and proximity to other team members. They’ll also use virtual reality devices to simulate familiar and comforting surroundings they wouldn’t have access to while living on Mars.They will wear space suits whenever they leave the compound to conduct daily tasks including geological and mapping studies. The crew eats mostly freeze-dried foods that have a long shelf life. Some canned food and lightweight snacks are also brought in, including one of Hawaii’s favorites.“Spam gets quite popular,” Binstead said.This image provided by NASA shows the planet Mars. (NASA via AP) This image provided by NASA shows the planet Mars. (NASA via AP)Occasional resupply deliveries are recovered with a robot in order to maintain the crew’s isolation. The 1200-square-foot simulated space home has small sleeping quarters for each member as well as a kitchen, laboratory and bathroom.The University of Hawaii operates the facility called Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, or HI-SEAS.There are a number of other Mars simulation projects around the world, but the Hawaii project has been receiving federal funding for several years and is unique, the university says, because of its accessibility, weather and Mars-like geography, tucked away on a rocky, red plain below the summit of the world’s largest active volcano. center_img Show Discussion NASA Study in Hawaii Paving Way for Human Travel to Mars By The Associated Press January 19, 2017 Updated: January 19, 2017  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   last_img read more

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Missing Fla Womans Body Found Man Confesses to Murder

first_imgSavannah Gold: Suspect Rodarte admitted to being in the Bonefish Grill parking lot with her, killing her, and disposing of her body.— Jax Sheriff’s Office (@JSOPIO) August 6, 2017 Savannah Gold: Suspect Rodarte led #JSO to the remains that were located late Saturday night by the #JSO Dive Team.— Jax Sheriff’s Office (@JSOPIO) August 6, 2017 Show Discussion Missing Fla. Woman’s Body Found; Man Confesses to Murder By Jack Phillips August 6, 2017 Updated: August 6, 2017 Police say they’ve arrested a suspect while searching for a Florida woman who went missing Wednesday.The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, in a tweet, stated that Lee Rodarte, 28, a manager at the Bonefish Grill—where missing woman Savannah Gold worked—was arrested for her murder.“Suspect Rodarte admitted to being in the Bonefish Grill parking lot with her, killing her, and disposing of her body,” the sheriff’s office tweeted.“Suspect Rodarte led [the police] to the remains that were located late Saturday night,” it continued. Police said they believe that the remains are of Gold, but they still need to await an autopsy.“The suspect and Savannah had an off and on boyfriend/girlfriend relationship,” police said.They also tweeted an image of Rodarte. According to Jacksonville.com, the suspect is accused of killing Gold inside his car in a parking lot of the shopping center that includes the restaurant.Savannah Gold: The suspect and Savannah had an off and on boyfriend/girlfriend relationship.— Jax Sheriff’s Office (@JSOPIO) August 6, 2017 Savannah Gold: We believe we have located the remains on missing person Savannah Gold in a wooded area off Duclay Club Rd on the Westside.— Jax Sheriff’s Office (@JSOPIO) August 6, 2017Surveillance footage showed Gold parking next to Rodarte’s car on Wednesday evening before getting inside the passenger side of the vehicle, according to the report, adding that the video then showed an apparent struggle in the vehicle.Some time later, Rodarte is seen leaving his car before checking on Gold’s car. At no time was Gold seen getting out of his car.Friends and family then began a search for the woman a short time later after she didn’t show up for work.Family members then said they got text messages from Gold’s cell phone, saying that she met a really great guy and they were running away together, the report stated.Her car was discovered in the parking lot, unlocked, and with her purse inside.When detectives later interviewed Rodarte, he incriminated himself. Later, he led them to the woods and to remains that are believed to belong to Gold.He’s being held without bail on Sunday.  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   US Savannah Gold: #JSO has arrested Lee Rodarte, 28 years old, a manager at Bonefish Grill, where she worked, for her murder. pic.twitter.com/LSLEKXCX2K— Jax Sheriff’s Office (@JSOPIO) August 6, 2017 Share this article Sharelast_img read more

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Supermarket Shopper Takes Wrong Cart … and the Sleeping Baby Inside

first_img US News Share this article The logo of the Hannaford supermarket seen from a parking lot in front of the store. (Google Maps) Share Supermarket Shopper Takes Wrong Cart … and the Sleeping Baby Inside By Ivan Pentchoukov October 30, 2017 Updated: October 30, 2017center_img  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   A Portland man mistakenly took someone else’s shopping cart at the Hannaford supermarket on Friday and did not notice that a sleeping baby was inside.The father of the child called police at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, to report that someone had taken his cart from the produce aisle along with his 2-month-old child inside, Bangor Daily News reported.Staff initiated a “Code Adam” alert and placed the supermarket on a lockdown while police rushed to the scene, WCSH6 reported. Upon arrival, officers looked for a man in his 30’s wearing a yellow shirt and a white hat. (Google Maps)Police eventually found the baby still inside the shopping cart in the bread aisle. The child slept through the entire scare strapped into a car seat.Footage from surveillance cameras shows the man leaving his own cart and accidentally taking the one with the child. The man only realized that he had the wrong cart when he got to the bread aisle on the far side of the store.He left the baby in aisle 19 amidst shelves piled with bread. He then rushed to the produce aisle to find his cart but did not tell store employees about the mix-up since he panicked, police say. Aerial rendering of the Hannaford Supermarket in the Back Cove neighborhood of Portland where the shopping cart mixup occurred. (Google Maps)The district attorney did not find any criminality in the event and the man was not charged.“We are pleased that we have been able to determine exactly what happened in this instance,” Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck told 10NEWS. “It is a very frightening event for all parents and raised safety concerns in our community … as disturbing as this incident was, it was not an attempt to abduct a child.”Police also praised the actions of the Hannaford store employees, saying their actions led to the happy ending for the father and child.“Code Adam” is a supermarket child safety alert originally created by Walmart in 1994. (Wikimedia Commons)The alert was named after 6-year-old Adam Walsh who was abducted in a Sears supermarket in Florida in 1981. Adam’s mother, grandmother, and store employees searched for him while a storewide announcement was made every 10-15 minutes.After 90 minutes Adam was still not found. After 14 days his severed head was discovered. His body was never recovered.From NTD.tv Follow Ivan on Twitter: @ivanpentchoukov Show Discussionlast_img read more

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