National Geographic and Double Oscar® Nominee Cynthia Erivo Reveal Highly Anticipated Premiere Date and…

first_img Facebook National Geographic and Double Oscar® Nominee Cynthia Erivo Reveal Highly Anticipated Premiere Date and New Trailer for the Emmy® Award-Winning Anthology Series, GENIUS: ARETHA Pinterest Facebook TAGS  Twitter WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Twitter “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, played by Cynthia Erivo, performing on stage in National Geographic’s GENIUS: ARETHA. Previous articleNational Geographic Announces Spring 2021 Content Rollout at the Television Critics Association Winter Press TourNext articleRoboSense Releases the Latest Version of its Sensor Evaluation System for Autonomous Driving Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Briefing

first_img Previous Article Next Article A round-up of news from the professional journalsRCN widens net Registered nurses believe their non-registered colleagues would join the RCNgiven the chance, but few believe care assistants share the college’s”values and beliefs”. As voting started on a rule change that couldextend RCN membership to healthcare assistants (HCAs) and nursing cadets, aMori survey of more than 1,000 college members showed that more than half thinkHCAs will want to join, but only two in five thought HCAs shared the college’sphilosophy. More than 80 per cent backed the move to extend membership. Nursing Standard 13 September Faulty tools An audit of sphygmomanometers has revealed an alarming level ofunreliability. Over 8 per cent – 100 instruments – were in such poor conditionthat the researcher suggested that they be withdrawn from service. In all, over20 per cent of the instruments failed to meet the British HypertensiveSociety’s accuracy. recommendation. Nursing Times 16 September Helpline boost Nurse-led helpline NHS Direct has been promised a new £22m computer system. Thesystem is part of a new, seven-year partnership with Axa Assistance. Nursing Times 16 September BriefingOn 1 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

JIATF South: The Strength of Relationships

first_imgBy Geraldine Cook/ Diálogo September 09, 2019 Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF South) conducts detection and monitoring operations of illicit trafficking in the air and maritime domains throughout the U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) area of operations. U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Pat DeQuattro, JIATF South Director, spoke with Diálogo during a visit to their installations at Naval Air Station Key West, Florida. The officer highlighted the importance of interagency cooperation to deter transregional organized crime.Diálogo: What does JIATF South bring to the regional effort to counter security threats?U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Pat DeQuattro, JIATF South Director: JIATF South is built upon the strength of our relationships. We currently have 20 countries that are stakeholders in JIATF South (from Central and South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, and several European countries like the United Kingdom, France, Spain, and the Netherlands). We bring a trusted and established relationship that works together to address the global threat networks. We also work with 16 U.S. agencies to counter the threats. Our interagency efforts promote security in our Western Hemisphere because we are targeting threat networks responsible for violence, criminal activity, corruption, and the breakdown of the rule of law.Diálogo: You mentioned the importance of trust between partner nations. What is the relevance of a partnership built on trust?Rear Adm. DeQuattro: Trust is the bedrock for how we operate here. We have evolved over 30 years and our strength is that we bring together a unique organization of U.S. agencies and partner countries with their respected authorities, jurisdictions, and knowledge of the threat network we are addressing. Our mission is most effective when all partners trust each other.Diálogo: What are the new methods that criminal international organizations are using to move their illicit goods in the region?Rear Adm. DeQuattro: There is a trend where the narcotics networks are pushing their products further south and west of the Galápagos Islands in the deep Eastern Pacific Transit Zone, which is a sign of success. Our partners from Central and South America made great progress in protecting their southern borders that have forced the narcotraffickers further out into the Eastern Pacific, so the trend is going further out to evade coalition forces. We also see a similar trend in the Caribbean Basin when it comes to air trafficking. Narcotics networks are taking advantage of Venezuela — there is a significant increase in the air traffic that flows in and out of the country — and these are dark targets that are smuggling drugs and money in and out of Venezuela.Diálogo: What combined efforts does JIATF South conduct with partner nations in the region to fight transnational criminal?Rear Adm. Pat DeQuattro: We have established Campaign Martillo, where we coordinate and synchronize the employment of aircraft ships and ground forces to address the traditional flow of narcotics, both in the Caribbean Basin and in the Eastern Pacific. We are also supporting partner nations that have taken a regional leadership role to fight these networks. For example, Colombia focuses on combatting the production and flow of cocaine from their country, and we are supporting their government and armed forces in their Operation Orion, a multinational counterdrug trafficking operation in international waters.Diálogo: What has been the most successful result of Operation Martillo since it began in 2012?Rear Adm. DeQuattro: Collaboration is the most successful effort of the Martillo campaign as our Central American, South American and Caribbean partners, as well as Mexico, work together. We are cooperating and coordinating our aircraft and maritime asset patrol boats in intercepting boats to target smuggling vessels, regardless of the country they are coming from or what their destination is.Diálogo: What interdiction successes can JIATF South report for the first semester of 2019?Rear Adm. DeQuattro: Through our interagency efforts, JIATF South’s partners seized over 150 metric tons [of drugs]. This success also comes with the support to apprehend and prosecute hundreds of suspected smugglers.Diálogo: How do you see the capabilities and capacity response of partner nations in their effort to combat illicit trafficking?Rear Adm. DeQuattro: Partner nations play an absolutely critical role. We see the capabilities, the political will, and the energy behind our partner nations that continue to build. Our partner nations make up about 40 percent of the seizures and disruptions where JIATF South participates. They have been more aggressive with interdictions at sea, as they are going further out away from the coast and are getting new capabilities, many of them supported by the U.S. Department of Defense’s programs, within their respective countries.last_img read more

Dani Ceballos names the two Arsenal legends he has been inspired by

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Santi Cazorla was one of the most technically gifted midfielders in Arsenal’s recent history (Picture: Getty)‘I really think you have to take your hat off to him because I don’t think many players would be able to do what he has done.‘Cesc has always been a player with real character and pride inside. I think you have to have a huge sense of responsibility to be the captain of a club as big as Arsenal and he never faltered.‘He always took responsibility at Arsenal, Barcelona and with Spain and he’s always stepped up at the key moments at all of his clubs.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Dani Ceballos made his Arsenal debut during Sunday’s Emirates Cup defeat against Lyon (Picture: Getty)Dani Ceballos has revealed he is desperate to emulate the achievements of former Arsenal stars Ces Fabregas and Santi Cazorla.Arsenal confirmed the arrival of the 22-year-old midfielder last week and he made a positive impression during a breif cameo appearances as a second half substitute during Sunday’s 2-1 defeat against Lyon.Ceballos has some illustrious Spanish footsteps to follow in given the exploits of Cesc Fabregas and Santi Cazorla, both of whom provided flair and industry in equal measure during their stints in north London.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Cesc Fabregas captained Arsenal before his move back to Barcelona (Picture: Getty)‘When I knew I was joining the club I looked at the Spanish players that had played here in the past,’ Ceballos told Arsenal.com.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I think Santi Cazorla played some amazing football here and Cesc was the captain for a long time.‘I’d like to follow in their footsteps because they made history at the club and I’m here to help this club to grow and – most importantly – to work hard from the very first moment.‘I think Cazorla is one of Spain’s best midfielders. I’d love to play with him one day – although that would be tricky because there’s a big age difference between us.‘The level Cazorla played at last year after coming back from a really serious injury that just wouldn’t go away.center_img Dani Ceballos names the two Arsenal legends he has been inspired by Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 30 Jul 2019 3:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link378Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

The Latest: NCAA allowing major college FB to start early

first_imgESPN was the first to report the move. Two other people told the AP that starting right tackle Marcus Cannon and fullback Danny Vitale have also chosen to sit out the season, citing health concerns.Cannon is a cancer survivor and Vitale has a young family and doesn’t want to risk exposing them, according to the sources. ___Two people with direct knowledge of the decision have confirmed to The Associated Press that Buffalo Bills starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei is voluntarily opting out from playing this season. The NCAA is allowing all major college football teams to begin their seasons as early as Aug. 29. The association confirmed that the football oversight committee had requested a blanket waiver to permit any school to push up the start of its season to the so-called Week Zero. The official start of the season had been Labor Day weekend, with a few games scheduled for Aug. 29. That was before the coronavirus pandemic put the season in peril and schedules were remade to deal with potential disruptions of COVID-19. Some schools and conferences are working on delaying the start of their football seasons while others are trying to get a head start. Kansas and Oklahoma from the Big 12 have both recently moved up their opening games against FCS opponents to Aug. 29.___ The Latest: NCAA allowing major college FB to start early The Summit League is pushing back the start of fall sports to Sept. 23 due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.The conference’s president’s council agreed to delay championship seasons for men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and cross country. Non-championship segments for golf and tennis, along with non-traditional seasons for softball and baseball also were pushed back.Soccer and volleyball will have conference-only schedules.___A women’s professional tennis tournament that was supposed to be played in Tokyo in November has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the latest event scratched from the sport’s calendar. The traditional “Skull Session” pregame pep rallies at St. John’s Arena will not be held.Athletic director Gene Smith informed season-ticket holders of the new rules in a letter Tuesday, first reported by Cleveland.com.The guidelines limit capacity of the 105,000-seat stadium to 20%.-Mitch Stacy reporting from Columbus, Ohio___ ___Real Madrid says forward Mariano has tested positive for the coronavirus.The announcement came as the team returned to practice ahead of its Champions League match against Manchester City on Aug. 7. Real Madrid lost at home 2-1 in the first leg of the round-of-16 series.Madrid says Mariano was in “perfect health condition” and was following health protocols.The entire Madrid squad was tested for COVID-19 on Monday. The players had been on a break of almost 10 days after winning the Spanish league title. Associated Press The people spoke to The AP on the condition of anonymity because the team has not revealed this information as players reported for the start of training camp Tuesday. The NFL Network first reported Lotulelei’s decision earlier in the day.The 30-year-old Lotulelei has seven years of NFL experience and was entering his third season with the Bills. He has two years remaining on his contract, which will now run through 2022.— John Wawrow reporting from Buffalo. New York.___Iowa has paused its men’s basketball workouts for 14 days after two players tested positive for COVID-19, the school announced Tuesday. ___The Tennessee Titans have placed their top draft pick on the COVID-19/reserve list.Coach Mike Vrabel announced that move Tuesday at the end of a 40-minute video conference call with reporters. The Titans drafted offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson with the No. 29 pick overall out of Georgia, and Wilson remains the one member of their six-man draft class that has yet to agree to a contract. Wilson is expected to compete for the right tackle job that came open when Jack Conklin signed with Cleveland in free agency.Vrabel also said linebacker Jayon Brown will start training camp on the physically unable to perform list. July 28, 2020 The Titans so far have had one player opt out. Undrafted rookie free agent Anthony McKinney is an offensive lineman out of Texas Christian. Vrabel confirmed McKinney informed the coach and general manager Jon Robinson of his decision. Vrabel says he has not heard nor talked to other Titans who might choose to opt out and is waiting until players make the best decision in the interest of themselves and their families. ___A person familiar with the situation says New England Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower has decided to opt out of the 2020 season. Hightower’s decision was made out of concern for the health of his fiancée and child, who was born earlier this month, the person said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Patriots have not announced the decision. The Atlanta Falcons have selected their 40-member cheerleaders squad following their first virtual tryouts.Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 38 women and two men earned their spots in online tryouts. The results were announced on Monday night on a livestream on the Falcons website.Chato Hendrix, director of the cheerleaders, said the group was disheartened at first to have to go completely virtual, but like the rest of the world had to adapt.Hendrix says the virtual tryouts made it possible for out-of-state applicants to compete for spots without having to travel to Atlanta. This is the first time since 1989 the Falcons have had male cheerleaders. ___The French government has maintained a maximum capacity of 5,000 fans in stadiums until the end of August amid the coronavirus pandemic.French sports minister Roxana Maracineanu says the decision was taken because France has seen an increase in coronavirus cases recently.But Maracineanu adds that local officials will have the authority to increase the capacity at some events from Aug. 15 if they can obtain special dispensation and observe strict health and safety protocol.Only 2,805 fans attended the French Cup final between Paris Saint-Germain and Saint-Etienne last Friday but the number was low because Saint-Etienne fans did not use their allocation of 900 seats at Stade de France. The Toray Pan Pacific Open already had been postponed from September because of the COVID-19 outbreak that has put the WTA and ATP tours on hold since March.Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka won that title last year.Tuesday’s announcement follows news last week that 11 men’s and women’s tournaments planned for later this year in China were scrapped.That included the WTA Finals.As of now, women’s tennis is scheduled to resume next week in Palermo, Italy. The New Jersey Athletic Conference announced the suspension of all fall sports because of the coronavirus pandemic. The conference of Division III schools will explore the possibility of playing fall sports in the spring. The fall sports include football, women’s soccer, men’s soccer, field hockey, women’s volleyball, women’s tennis, women’s cross country, and men’s cross country. The member schools are Kean, Montclair State, New Jersey City, Ramapo, Rowan, Rutgers-Camden, Rutgers-Newark, Stockton, The College of New Jersey, and William Paterson.___Brazilian TV host Rodrigo Rodrigues has died at age 45, two weeks after contracting COVID-19. A fan favorite for his humorous style leading sports programs, Rodrigues was hospitalized on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro after feeling nausea and disorientation. Doctors found he had a cerebral venous blood clot, one of the possible bodily responses to an infection by the new coronavirus. Rodrigues had surgery on Sunday and was in an induced coma. He worked at TV Globo and its cable channel Sportv, which confirmed his death during one of the programs he hosted. Rodrigues also worked in several other Brazilian networks, including ESPN.___ Iowa’s protocol requires individuals who test positive to be in isolation and for people who might have been exposed to someone with the virus to be quarantined.Last week, Michigan State suspended football workouts and players began a 14-day quarantine after a staff member and player tested positive.___ Ohio State will limit home crowds to about 20,000 and prohibit tailgating if the football season is played this fall.Fans inside Ohio Stadium will be required to wear masks and observe social distancing to help stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Concessions will be limited. ___The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has moved most fall sports until the spring, including football.The MIAC joined the majority of its NCAA Division III peers, postponing competition in cross country, football, soccer and volleyball. Tennis teams will be permitted to compete against conference opponents this fall in accordance with campus, state, NCAA and MIAC health directives. That sport is deemed low risk for coronavirus transmission.Training, practice and other team activities will be permitted in the postponed sports, in compliance with the virus-related guidelines.The biggest impact of the MIAC’s move will be on the football game between league powers St. John’s and St. Thomas, rivals who first played in 1901 and have faced off 89 times in the sport. This year’s game, which was scheduled for early November at U.S. Bank Stadium, the NFL home of the Vikings, could be the last ever with the impending move by St. Thomas to the FCS level after being booted from the MIAC for competitive reasons. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Latest: ___Ball State has filled one of three open dates on its football schedule by announcing plans to open the season Sept. 12 at Iowa State of the Big 12.The game replaces a previously scheduled date for the Cardinals at Michigan and the annual rivalry game at Iowa for the Cyclones. Both games were wiped out when Big Ten officials said they would play a conference-only schedule.Ball State also had its Sept. 3 season opener against Maine and a Sept. 19 trip to Indiana canceled earlier this month. The Big Ten games reportedly cost the Cardinals about $1.7 million in guaranteed money.Ball State is still scheduled to host Wyoming on Sept. 26 in its second game of the season before heading into Mid-American Conference play. PSG faces Lyon in the League Cup final at the same stadium on Friday.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more