Block Repatriation of Defectors or Beijing Olympics? China’s Battle

first_img Block Repatriation of Defectors or Beijing Olympics? China’s Battle News [imText1]While criticism against the Chinese government on the forced repatriation of defectors is becoming more severe, an international campaign to block the repatriation of North Korean refugees was held in front of the Chinese embassy on the 3rd. This campaign was organized by Christian NGO and NKGulag in collaboration with 30 or so organizations, Korean churches and international groups around the world associated with North Korean human rights issues including the U.S, Japan and England. The groups protested, “The Chinese government is forcefully apprehending defectors and repatriating them back to North Korea until point of death,” and, “This kind of inhumane act must be stopped immediately.”Also, they stated, “Prior to the 2008 Olympics, China must acknowledge defectors within China as refugees and stop forced repatriation back to North Korea,” and urged, “While standing in front of all of the world’s mankind, conscience and justice must be shown towards defectors.”A defector Yeom claimed as evidence, “China is still expelling defectors to North Korea” and “These people are dragged back to North Korea to live in prison, being treated worse than animals.”Pastor Choi Kyung Il, who led the campaign to save the life of Choi Yong Hoon who was imprisoned in China for 3 years under suspicions of helping defectors, condemned China for its inhumane acts. Pastor Choi reported the reentry of Choi Yong Hoon on the 29th and criticized “It’s not like he stole or committed murder, yet the Chinese government apprehended him with assault and torture simply for helping defectors.”On the same day, organizations campaigned in front of the Chinese embassy all throughout the world, including Life Funds for North Korean Refugees (LFNKR) in Japan, Human Rights Without Frontiers in Belgium, as well as in England and Germany.Also in the U.S. (on the 2nd, local time), a campaign was held outside the Chinese embassy in Washington led by the North Korea Freedom Coalition (NKFC, Chairman Suzanne Scholte).[imText2][imText3][imText4][imText5] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News By Daily NK – 2006.12.06 9:29am There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest center_img News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak SHARE Facebook Twitter News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

Balanced global corporate rating activity at mid-year: Fitch

first_img Sovereign defaults hit record level in 2020: Fitch James Langton Climate tide turns against oil companies: Moody’s Upgrades slightly outpaced downgrades in the second quarter, according to the latest data on global credit ratings from Fitch Ratings. The rating agency reports that the share of global corporate finance issuers that were downgraded in the second quarter of 2014 came in at 2.2%, which was slightly lower than the proportion that were upgraded in the quarter, 2.4%. Related news Keywords Credit ratings center_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter High debt levels threaten banks’ strong results: Fitch Share this article and your comments with peers on social media “Spain’s sovereign upgrade lifted several Spanish banks (and international subsidiaries),” Fitch notes, adding that the overall European downgrade-to-upgrade ratio “equalized at one to one for the first time since late 2012.” “Financial institution rating activity was largely positive in the second quarter,” Fitch reports, as just 1.7% of issuers faced downgrades, less than half the share that were upgraded (3.4%). Moreover, it says this reversed the negative rating drift that occurred in the prior quarter, when downgrades outpaced upgrades, 2.6% to 2%. In emerging markets, financial institution downgrades declined quarter over quarter, to 3.3% in Q2 from 4.8% in the first quarter, and upgrades climbed to 3.5% from 1.3% over the same period. In developed markets, the downgrade to upgrade ratio also improved from the prior quarter. Yet, industrials saw more downgrades than upgrades globally; and this was true across both advanced economies and emerging markets, Fitch says. At the end of June, the proportion of global corporate finance issuers with a negative outlook edged lower to 12% from 13% in March. And, positive outlooks improved to 6% from 5%.last_img read more

Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative 2020

first_img Pocket Deadline: 1 June 2020Open to: civil society organizations (CSOs) and UN agencies, funds and programms (UN AFPs) from countries that are currently formally declared eligible by the Secretary-General to receive PBF funding in 2020Benefits: USD 300,000 to USD 1,5 million per projectDescriptionThe United Nations Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund’s (PBF) Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative (GYPI) is an expression of the Fund’s commitment to inclusive peace building. It supports the empowerment of women and the advancement of gender equality and recognizes the important and positive role young people play in peace building.Through the initiative the PBF seeks to increase its peace building impact and advance the implementation of the Secretary General’s Seven-Point Action Plan on Gender-Responsive Peace building, Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) and others on Women, Peace and Security, and Security Council resolution 2250 (2015) on Youth, Peace and Security.The aims for the Gender and Youth Promotion Initiatives are to: LinkedIn 0 Tweet Youth Promotion Initiative:Support innovative projects, focused on youth empowerment and participation with the potential for catalytic effects and peace building outcomes;Strengthen the participation of young women and men within existing prevention and peace building initiatives;Enhance support to youth civil society organizations and facilitate their partnership with international CSOs, Governments and UN entities active in their country;Contribute to collective operational learning on youth-inclusive programming; andSupport the implementation of Security Council resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security.This year’s GYPI will focus on two specific thematic areas:1.     Women and youth leadership: Supporting women and youth leadership, representation and participation in peace building processes and implementation of peace agreements.2.     Protection of women and youth peace builders: Promoting human rights and protection of women and youth peace builders and human rights defenders.In addition, preference will be given to:Joint UN-CSO projects, projects implemented by national CSOs and projects that demonstrate strong partnerships with women- and youth-led organizations.Projects that specifically target lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) youth. May 13, 2020 Published by Bojana Gender Promotion Initiative:Support innovative projects, focused on gender equality and women’s empowerment with the potential for catalytic effects and peace building outcomes;Strengthen the integration of gender equality and women’s empowerment within existing prevention and peace building initiatives;Contribute to collective operational learning on gender-responsive programming;Accelerate implementation of the Secretary-General Seven-Point Action Plan and its commitment to increase funding of gender-responsive peace building projects; andMaintain and improve performance against the Secretary-General’s target of allocating a minimum of fifteen per cent of all peace building funding to gender equality and women’s empowerment. Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative 2020 Share 0 +1 EligibilityThe call for proposals is open in countries that are currently formally declared eligible by the Secretary-General to receive PBF funding in 2020:Burkina FasoBurundiCameroonCentral African RepublicChadColombiaCôte d’IvoireDemocratic Republic of the CongoEl SalvadorGuineaGuinea BissauHaitiHondurasLiberiaMadagascarMaliMauritaniaSierra LeoneSolomon IslandsSri LankaSudanThe GambiaThe GYPI welcomes proposals from both civil society organizations (CSOs) and UN agencies, funds and programms (UN AFPs). All applicants interested in applying to the GYPI are advised to reach out to the PBF Secretariat in the project country for guidance. In 2020, the GYPI accepts three types of project proposals:Joint UN proposals: with up to three UN entities as direct fund recipients (to be submitted by the convening UN recipient after receiving the endorsement from the RC/SRSG/DSRSG)Joint UN-CSO proposals: with up to two UN entities and one CSO as direct fund recipients (to be submitted by the convening UN recipient after receiving the endorsement from the RC/SRSG/DSRSG)CSO proposals: with one CSO as direct fund recipient (to be submitted by the CSO independently)BenefitsUN COUNTRY TEAMS: Grants from USD 800,000 to USD 1,5 million per projectCIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS: Grants from USD 300,000 to USD 1,5 million per projectHow to Apply.Applicants must register at before starting the online application process. For joint UN projects, the convening UN entity should register and submit on behalf of project partners after having received the endorsement of the RC/SRSG/DSRSG. For joint UN-CSO projects, the convening UN entity should also register and submit on behalf of project partners after having received the endorsement of the RC/SRSG/DSRSG. For CSO projects, the direct CSO recipient must register and submit the application independently.UN applicants: must upload a cover letter with the endorsement of the submission by the RC/SRSG/DSRSG addressed to the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, Mr. Oscar Fernandez-Taranco.CSO applicants: must upload:Cover letter by the Head of Organization addressed to the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, Mr. Oscar Fernandez-Taranco.All eligibility documents as described on page 5 (including proof of previous funding, formal registration, proof of tax exemption, audited financial statements and annual report, etc).For more information, please visit the official web page. 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Jump Canada Distributes 2006 Levy Funds to Provincial Associations

first_img SIGN UP Seventy-five per cent of the funds allocated to domestic programs are returned to the province from which they were collected.  Each provincial hunter/jumper committee applies the funds to specific programs they have developed; the philosophy behind this program is that the local associations know best what works in their province. The Jump Canada Levy, which is currently $10 per horse, is used to support a number of regional and national programs designed to foster the activities of hunter/jumper riders, owners and the industry at large.  The levy is distributed as follows: – 60% to Hunter, Young Rider & Domestic programs– 35% to National & International Teams– 5% to Administration, including Publicity & Public Relations “The Jump Canada levy is helping hunter/jumper associations across Canada fund the programs that their members want,” noted Jump Canada Chair Elizabeth Bordeaux.  “In 2007, the smaller provinces will be able to bid on a $5,000 pool, which will be allocated to the program or programs deemed most worthy.” Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* In 1999, Jump Canada established a program that saw a levy fee applied per horse to entries in hunter/jumper competitions at Equine Canada National class 1A to 7 rated horse shows.  The year-end levy distribution, now in its eighth year, has increased considerably from the original allocation of $47,818 in 1999. Ottawa, Ontario — Jump Canada is pleased to announce that over $87,000 in Jump Canada Levy funds were distributed to provincial hunter/jumper associations for the year-end of 2006. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. The next distribution of levy funds to the provinces will take place in July of 2007.  For further details on Jump Canada programs and applications, please visit read more


first_imgMinimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: Position Summary: Full Time: 100% STUDENT SV PR MGR III(P75NL) Position Duties: The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: 233148-AS Institutional Statement on Diversity: Please click on the “” button to start the application process. Toapply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter andresume, as ONE PDF document. Appointment Type, Duration: Job Number: Instructions to Applicants: Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion Work Type: Ongoing/Renewable Applications Open: Apr 15 2021 Central Daylight TimeApplications Close: May 23 2021 11:55 PM Central DaylightTime Job no: 233148-ASWork type: Staff-Full TimeDepartment: ENGR/ACAD AFFRS/STU SERV CTRLocation: MadisonCategories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support,Engineering, Management/Supervisorycenter_img Master’s degree required. Preference for degree in engineering,social science, physical/natural sciences, higher education orrelated field. Minimum $65,000 ANNUAL (12 months)Depending on Qualifications Department(s): Academic Staff-Renewable Salary: Contact: Official Title: Required:Seven years of progressively responsible experience in highereducation, counseling, student services, project management orequivalent combination of education and experience, with somedirect experience in college academic advising.Ideal candidates will demonstrate the following:- A high degree of cultural sensitivity and awareness in workingwith students from diverse backgrounds, such as first-generation,underrepresented, transfer, and other targeted populations.- Commitment to creating an inclusive environment in which thevalue of each person’s identity, culture, background, experience,status, and abilities are recognized, supported, andrespected.- Demonstrated experience and ability to work effectively withinand for a diverse community in a responsive, sensitive and caringmanner.- Experience managing a diverse group or team of professionalstaff.- Experience working with students interested in STEM at thecollege level.- An understanding of the engineering profession and engineeringcurricula, and ability to relate to engineering undergraduates,prospective students and their families.- A solutions-oriented approach to problem-solving, addressingsituations, and responding to questions and concerns.- Ability to manage multiple programmatic activities and day-to-dayoffice operations, including setting expectations and goals for theoffice.- Experience utilizing quantitative and qualitative data toevaluate program effectiveness and guide program development.- Excellent interpersonal, listening, written and verbalcommunication and organizational skills.- Ability to communicate effectively with engineering faculty,staff, and the wider campus community. Employment Class: A190280-COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING/ACAD AFFRS/STU SERV CTR The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilitieswill remain the same. For more information please visit: will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . List of Duties Beth [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) Degree and Area of Specialization: The College of Engineering undergraduate academic affairs unit is adynamic team committed to providing outstanding, equitable andinclusive student services to the college’s 4,500 undergraduatestudents. Embracing a holistic approach, the unit includes academicadvising, tutoring, career services, student leadership,scholarships and student wellness.The Director of Advising provides leadership and overseesday-to-day operations of academic advising, supervising 12-14academic and university staff. The director works collaborativelyacross all levels of the institution to coordinate services, ensuredelivery of high-impact advising, and strives to create awelcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment.last_img read more

NASCAR TV schedule: Aug. 5 – Aug. 11, 2019

first_imgWhich channels have NASCAR programming this week? We answer that and give you the weekly NASCAR television listings here in the NASCAR TV schedule.Note: All times are ET.MORE: Get the NBC Sports App | How to find FS1 | Get FOX Sports App | How to find NBCSNMonday, August 53 p.m., NASCAR 120, NBCSN/NBC Sports App5 p.m., NASCAR America: “Monday,” NBCSN/NBC Sports App6 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub, FS1/FOX Sports App7 p.m., Unrivaled: Earnhardt vs. Gordon, FS1/FOX Sports AppOn MRN:12:30 p.m., MRN OutloudTuesday, August 65 p.m., Dale Jr. Download, NBCSN/NBC Sports AppWednesday, August 75 p.m., NASCAR America: “Motormouths,” NBCSN/NBC Sports App6 p.m., NASCAR Racing K&N Series: Watkins Glen International, NBCSN/NBC Sports App7 p.m., NASCAR Racing Whelen Series: Stafford 150, NBCSN/NBC Sports AppOn MRN:12 p.m., NASCAR Coast to Coast3 p.m., Crew CallThursday, Aug. 85 p.m., NASCAR America: “Motorsports Hour,” NBCSN/NBC Sports App7 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub, FS1/FOX Sports AppFriday, Aug. 9Noon, NASCAR The Decades, NBCSN/NBC Sports App12:30 p.m. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App (Canada: TSN 2)1:35 p.m., NASCAR Xfinity Series first practice, NBC Sports App (Canada: TSN App)4:05 p.m., NASCAR Xfinity Series final practice, NBC Sports App (Canada: TSN App)5 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying, NBCSN/NBC Sports App (Canada: TSN 5)6 p.m., NASCAR America, NBCSN/NBC Sports App7 p.m., NASCAR The Decades, NBCSN/NBC Sports AppOn MRN:12:30 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice5 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifyingSaturday, Aug. 108:35 a.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, CNBC, NBC Sports App (Canada: TSN App)9:30 a.m., NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series qualifying, FS2/FOX Sports App11:30 a.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, NBC Sports App (Canada: TSN App)11:40 a.m., NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying, NBC Sports App (Canada: TSN App)Noon, NASCAR RaceDay: Gander Outdoors Truck Series, FS1/FOX Sports App1 p.m., NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race, FS1/FOX Sports App (Coverage will start on FS2)3 p.m., NASCAR Xfinity Series race, NBCSN/NBC Sports App (Canada: TSN 4, 5)10:30 p.m., NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race, FS2/FOX Sports App (re-air)On MRN:8:30 a.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice11:30 a.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice12:30 p.m., NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race2:30 p.m., NASCAR Xfinity Series raceSunday, Aug. 1111 a.m., NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race, FS1/FOX Sports App (re-air)1 p.m., NASCAR RaceDay, FS1/FOX Sports App2 p.m., NASCAR America, NBCSN/NBC Sports App2:30 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Countdown to Green, NBCSN/NBC Sports App3 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, NBCSN/NBC Sports App (Canada: TSN 4, 5)6 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Post Race, NBCSN/NBC Sports AppOn MRN:2 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racelast_img read more

Baby with Coronavirus Gets CPR from Deputy Just in Time As SC Medics Rush…

first_img     ___ Oct. 29–A baby with the coronavirus was waiting for medics when aSouth Carolina deputy stepped in to help save the child’s life, officials say. The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) It wasn’t the first time a South Carolina cop was credited withhelping a young child in a critical moment. The infant was unresponsive when Shawn Gopaul got to the scene andstarted performing CPR on Tuesday, the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Officesaid in a Facebook post. “Deputy Gopaul did not hesitate in performing his duties”until the ambulance arrived to help the child, cops say. The baby was rushed toMonroe, North Carolina, and later airlifted to a Charlotte hospital, thesheriff’s office wrote on Facebook. Deputy Shawn Gopaul (Photo/Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office) Related Now, the child is home and getting better, officials say. Gopaulquarantined after the incident and took a COVID-19 test that came backnegative, according to his department.center_img In Oct. 2019, a body-worn camera captured a Belton police officerrescuing a choking baby girl, McClatchy News reported. The 4-month-old hadtaken medicine and began struggling to breathe, according to officials. Simone Jasper The department says Gopaul took the emergency actions in Pageland,a town roughly 75 miles northeast of Columbia and near the North Carolinaborder. Visit The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) at Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. (c)2020 The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) Improving the Effectiveness of CPR Chest Compressions in Neonates and InfantsAssessing Apparent Life-Threatening Events in Infantslast_img read more

True Blood’s Stephen Moyer to Star Opposite Carrie Underwood in Live TV Broadcast of The Sound of Music

first_imgAuf weidersehen, Vampire Bill! True Blood star Stephen Moyer will star as Captain Georg Von Trapp in NBC’s live broadcast of The Sound of Music, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The three-hour musical telecast, starring previously announced Grammy winner Carrie Underwood as Maria Von Trapp and produced by Smash’s Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, will air on December 5. Check out Moyer doing his best “Razzle Dazzle” in the Hollywood Bowl’s summer staging of Chicago below! Set in pre-WWII Austria, The Sound of Music is based on the romantic true story of Maria von Trapp, an aspiring nun who leaves her abbey to become a governess for the widower Captain von Trapp’s seven children. Maria soon finds herself falling in love with her employer and questioning her religious calling. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1959, where it broke box-office records and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The 1965 film version won the Oscar for Best Picture. The Sound of Music features music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Moyer recently wrapped a three-night July run at the Hollywood Bowl in the musical production of Chicago, where he played Billy Flynn. Known mainly for his TV and movie credits, the actor is a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and performed with the National Theatre Wales, The Royal Shakespeare Company and the Oxford Stage Company. View Commentslast_img read more

Triathlon on the Big Screen

first_imgWith just under one year to go to London 2012, triathlon is breaking new ground with an innovative and exciting concept launched by the International Triathlon Union (ITU) and the British Triathlon Federation. (BTF). On 6-7 August, the UK shall see triathlon broadcast live in six cities, and in tandem there will be an opportunity to also take part in an on-site mini triathlon competition.Each city centre location will be transformed into a mini sporting arena where everyone can be part of the triathlon action with an Endless Pool, treadmills and stationary bikes bringing the sport to life. BBC coverage from the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series London in Hyde Park will be simultaneously broadcast live on big screens right in the heart of each city.As well as taking part in novice events, spectators can cheer on UK and international athletes as they race to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games. This is a flavour of what to expect during the London 2012 Olympic Games next summer, where there will be 21 screens around the UK during Games time.On the weekend of 6-7 August, Triathlon Live will be coming to Manchester, Birmingham, Plymouth, Derby, Cardiff and Portsmouth. Birmingham’s own Jodie Stimpson will be racing in the women’s elite race on Saturday giving fans the perfect opportunity to come together to cheer on local talent.“Triathlon is a fantastic sport to watch, so I am excited that people in my home town have the opportunity to experience it live!” said Stimpson. “Hopefully lots of people will turn out to cheer me and the other British athletes on as we try to qualify for the Olympics.”Each of the six sites will broadcast the elite women’s race from 12noon GMT on Saturday 6 August and the elite men’s race from 13:00 GMT on Sunday 7 August:Manchester, Exchange Square – Start time: 10.30amDerby, Market Place – Start time: 10amBirmingham, Victoria Square – Start time: 10.30amPortsmouth, Guildhall Square – Start time: 10.30amPlymouth, Armada Way – Start time: 10.30amCardiff, St Davids Hall – Start time: tbcThe Triathlon Live Sites are a unique concept and this initiative is the first of its kind to be trialled before an Olympic Games. It is a pilot project to encourage active community participation in the Olympic sport of triathlon during the Games.“The Triathlon Live Sites are a great example of the growing popularity of triathlon in the UK and globally. Triathlon is a young and innovative sport and we are proud to lead the way with this unique collaboration between ITU and BTF,” said Marisol Casado, ITU President and IOC Member.The Triathlon Live Sites were organised in partnership between ITU, BTF and the BBC Big Screens network around the UK. Partners Endless Pools will provide the unique stationary swimming pools where athletes can swim at race pace in an area no bigger than a family car! Relatedlast_img read more

There’s A Reason Americans Pass By Homeless People In The Street Without A Second Glance

first_imgBusiness Insider:Some people’s willingness to accept income inequality has everything to do with their perception of choice, Pacific Standard’s Tom Jacobs reports.Psychologists Krishna Savani of Columbia Business School and Aneeta Rattan of Stanford University expand on the topic in a study published by Psychological Science:“The concept of choice makes people less disturbed by facts about existing wealth inequality in the United States, more likely to underestimate the role of societal factors in individuals’ successes, less likely to support the redistribution of educational resources, and less likely to support raising taxes on the rich—even if doing so would help resolve a budget deficit crisis.Read the whole story: Business Insider More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more