Austria will lift restrictions on movement to Croatia tomorrow

first_imgCover photo: Pixabay.com Within European Union and it was previously agreed, although the decision in each state is independent, that from 15.06. open European borders for travel within the EU. It has already been announced that France intends to open its borders on June 15, as well as Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, which plan to lift the travel warning for European countries on the same date.center_img On his Twitter profile, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković announced that he had agreed with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz that Austria would make a decision on Wednesday to lift restrictions on the movement of people between Croatia and Austria. last_img read more

China sentences Australian to death in fresh blow to relations

first_img China’s foreign ministry said on Sunday capital punishment was suitable for drug crimes that cause serious harm.”China law stipulates that the law must be equally applied to everyone who commits a crime. China judicial institutions handle the cases of criminals of all nationalities according to the law,” said the ministry in a faxed reply to Reuters.Attempts to reach Gillespie’s family were unsuccessful.”We are deeply saddened to hear of the verdict made in his case,” the Australian foreign affairs department said in an emailed statement to Reuters. An Australian man has been sentenced to death in China, authorities said on Saturday, a development that could further escalate tensions between the two countries.Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was providing consular assistance to the man, without identifying him.Australian and Chinese media have identified the man as Cam Gillespie, arrested seven years ago on charges of drug trafficking in southern China. Topics :center_img “Australia opposes the death penalty, in all circumstances for all people. We support the universal abolition of the death penalty and are committed to pursuing this goal through all the avenues available to us.”Cam Gillespie was arrested in 2013 with more than 7.5 kg (17 pounds) of methamphetamine in his check-in luggage while attempting to board an international flight from Baiyun Airport in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, according to several media reports.Diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Canberra have worsened since Australia called for an international inquiry into the source and spread of the new coronavirus, which emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.China has in recent weeks banned Australian beef imports and imposed tariffs on Australian barley. It has also urged Chinese tourists to avoid Australia.The death sentence for drug smuggling is not uncommon in China, where executions are usually carried out by firing squad.Last year, the country sentenced two Canadians to death for drug-related crimes following the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou and said it was “not worried in the slightest” by mounting international concern over the verdict. last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces $5 Million Available for Workforce Program Linking Teachers with Local Employers

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October 23, 2019 Education,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that $5 million in grants is available to enable teachers to visit local employers and learn the skills and industry trends that will enhance their classroom instruction, student learning, and career readiness. The investment achieves the governor’s budget goal of nearly doubling funding for the Teacher in the Workplace (TIW) program this year.“The Teacher in the Workplace program lets teachers spend time at local employers to learn about the evolving skills students will need to compete for good local jobs,” said Governor Wolf. “Teachers bring that experience back to their classrooms to develop better lesson plans and prepare students for jobs in their community.“This program prepares students for a successful career, creates a stronger workforce for local employers, and builds connections for local economies.”Education agencies and local workforce development boards are eligible to apply for the Teacher in the Workplace grants. Two types of grants are available.Teacher in the Workplace Targeted Grants, administered by the Department of Education, provide up to $25,000 to local education agencies to expand career readiness and work-based learning experiences. The application deadline is November 20, 2019.Teacher in the Workplace Advancing Grants, administered by the Department of Labor & Industry, encourage educators to develop partnerships with businesses with up to $50,000 for local workforce development boards, as well as up to $125,000 for schools and school districts that focus on underserved communities. The application deadline is December 23, 2019.“We know that Pennsylvania’s position in the global economy depends on a workforce with the right skills and relevant training,” Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera said. “Teacher in the Workplace offers K-12 educators real world, employer-based experiences that they can use to inform classroom instruction and prepare students for college, career and community success.”“These programs provide educators with invaluable opportunities to interact with local businesses and provide students with work-relevant skills that put them on a solid career path for future success,” said Labor & Industry Secretary Jerry Oleksiak. “TIW programs provide teachers with a better understanding of in-demand careers, the skills necessary to succeed in the workplace, and how the subjects they teach connect to the world beyond the classroom.”Earlier this year, Governor Wolf announced nearly $2.6 million in Teacher in the Workplace grants supporting 59 programs in Pennsylvania.The Teacher in the Workplace grants from L&I are funded at 100 percent through federal money made available from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act and from PDE through Title II, Part A, Every Student Succeeds Act to help all students to have the information and tools needed to gain awareness of college and career pathways to make informed decisions regarding their postsecondary future.For more information about pursuing an education and career in Pennsylvania at any stage of life, visit PAsmart.center_img Governor Wolf Announces $5 Million Available for Workforce Program Linking Teachers with Local Employerslast_img read more

Fergie confirms Rooney wants out

first_img Press Association The England international was left out of the squad for the 2-1 win over Swansea at Old Trafford, because Ferguson – who retires from management at the end of the season – said the striker “was not keen to play because he has asked for a transfer”. Rooney, who joined United from Everton in 2004, has been linked with Paris St Germain and rivals Manchester City in the past. The 27-year-old previously asked to leave the club before signing a five-year deal in 2010. Rooney has often had to play second fiddle to Robin van Persie this season and has not scored for the club since the middle of March. He was not even among the substitutes at Old Trafford. “I don’t think Wayne was keen to play, simply because he has asked for a transfer,” Ferguson told Sky Sports 1. “I think he wants to think it through in his mind – I think that’s a good idea. We’re not going to let him go. “I think maybe he is a bit frustrated. He has been taken off once or twice in the past couple of weeks.” center_img Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has asked for a transfer.last_img read more

Gor sign Mieno, Onguso on three-year deals

first_imgOnguso impressed for the national team during the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup and joins from 2009 champions Sofapaka. The left-back moved to Sofapaka in June from Western Stima but didn’t find favor in coach Sam Ssimbwa’s eyes, more often than not missing from the match day squad.“We are strengthening the team for the Champions League and these are very quality signings we are making. I am more than confident that they will have a huge impact on the team and we will be a force to reckon with next season,” Gor Mahia Chief Executive Officer Lordvick Aduda said.Mieno’s signing will be a plus for Gor especially with Kenneth Muguna set to leave the club re re-unite with former coach Jose Marcelo Ferreira in Albania with KF Tirana.“We are still talking with the club and there is a high likelihood that he will be leaving. So we are already looking at contingency measures. Mieno is a good replacement,” Aduda added.Meanwhile, the club has also been boosted with Ugandan Godfrey Walusimbi extending his contract by a further two years, but is yet to tie down captain Musa Mohammed whose contract ends next month.Mohammed is also said to be eyed by Ze Maria for a re-union in Albania.“Contractually, he is still our player but rules allow him to talk to any club if he has less than six months left on his contract. We are also talking to him to extend his contract but we will see how things turn out,” Aduda further said.The club has already signed Nzoia Sugar midfielder Lawrence Juma, Western Stima’s Bernard Ondieki and Kakamega Homeboyz defender Charles Momanyi. They had already acquired the services of Ivorian Ephraim Guikan.Also, youngster Oliver Maloba is set to undergo a two-week trial and medicals with Czech second division side FC Slovak from January 15.Elsewhere, Tusker FC have reported Gor’s new signing Juma and Sofapaka’s new boy Stephen Waruru to the Kenyan Premier League for alleged double signing.“As far as we are concerned, those are players that we had already talked to and signed, but they decided to sign elsewhere again. We have taken the relevant documents to KPL and we hope justice will be served,” Tusker CEO Charles Obiny said.The club is on a rebuilding after releasing a massive 19 players who went together with former coach George Nsimbe. The brewers are set to name their new boss next Wednesday with three shortlisted from an initial list of 150.Obiny has disclosed that all the three coaches are East African nationals.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tusker FC midfielder Humprey Mieno against Ushuru’s Kennedy Oduor in a past Kenyan Premier League match. .PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 22- Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia have continued to add muscle to their squad ahead of next year’s title defense and CAF Champions League campaign, signing midfielder Humphrey Mieno and left back Wesley Onguso both on three year deals.Mieno has been a long time target for Gor and came close to joining the record 16-time champions a few seasons ago from Sofapaka but a contractual stumbling block prevented the move. However, after he was dropped by Tusker FC, K’Ogalo finally have their man.last_img read more

How expansion stage software companies can scale their websites successfully

first_imgSince we specialize in providing venture capital financing for high growth software or technology enabled companies, our portfolio companies typically normally experience very fast growth in the period before and right after we invest. Curiously enough, usually it is the website infrastructure that first shows the signs of growing pains, as the company gains more customers and builds up considerable buzz in the market. For example, below is a Compete.com chart showing the rapid growth of Zmags, a portfolio company that provides a digital publishing platform for publishers, marketers and brands. As such, expansion stage companies have to renovate their website content and infrastructure every few years to adapt to the new stage in their lifecycle. The challenge of building a scalable web information structure grows increasingly complex with time, and not all companies handle this issue smoothly along their growth path. In an earlier post, I have already discussed the scaling challenges at an Internet startup, and today I want to point to another great example of how this can be done well at Reddit, a leading social news site.This article: 7 lessons learned while building Reddit to 270 million page views a month, at HighScalability.com, will provide a very good set of principles and experiences for any website architect who dreams of building massively popular websites. Moreover, some of the principles actually apply to more than just software architecture: for example, the idea that “wasting disk and memory is better than keeping users waiting” – ie, the user experience is paramount which I think any software CEO would appreciate.HighScalability.com has a treasure trove of similar articles that explore the complexities of scaling websites and the ingenious solutions that arise out of those issues, and in all a great resource to follow.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more