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Chancellor says he will protect scientific researcha

first_img Tags: NULL Wednesday 20 October 2010 8:30 pm Show Comments ▼ THE CASH budget for UK science will be maintained, the chancellor pledged yesterday as he prioritised support for the UK’s world class science community. While the value of the spending will decline by around 10 per cent in real terms, the government will spend £4.6bn a year on resources by 2015. Science minister David Willetts said after the spending review announcement that roughly £2.75bn will go to the UK’s seven research councils, £1.6bn directly to universities and £100m for national academies such as the Royal Academy of Engineering. Capital projects that have been ring-fenced include the Centre for Medical Research and Innovation at St Pancras. The department of health will also increase spending on research in real terms. The spending review document said the government plans to save £324m a year by 2015 within science through efficiency savings, which will be reinvested. KCS-content Chancellor says he will protect scientific researcha Sharecenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com whatsapp whatsapplast_img read more

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Rugby World Cup Greatest Players

first_img Who Has Scored The Most Tries In The Rugby World Cup? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 Adam Hathaway takes a look at the best players to play in the tournament. RWC 2003 Martin Johnson, lock, EnglandJonny Wilkinson got the headlines for his winning drop-goal in the final but England captain Martin Johnson was the driving force behind the triumph.The no-nonsense lock played like a man possessed in the final against Australia as if he knew it was going to be his last Test match. It was.Johnson was the soul of that England team, a dose of realism to throw at some of coach Clive Woodward’s whackiest ideas and, along with John Eales, the best lock of the era.Rupeni Caucaunibuca, wing, FijiWithout doubt one of the greatest wings of all time, even though he didn’t look like one. Caucaunibuca only played two games in 2003, against France and Scotland and, a maverick on and off the field, only won eight caps for Fiji.In Brisbane in 2003 he scored a wonder try against the French, then got yellow-carded and suspended for punching Olivier Magne.After two games off, Caucau virtually played Scotland on his own scoring two tries in a 22-20 defeat in Sydney.RWC 2007 Bryan Habana, wing, South AfricaBryan Habana scored eight tries in the 2007 tournament leading to him being named IRB, now World Rugby, Player of the Year.Apart from getting gassed by the American wing Takudzwa Ngwenya in a pool match, Habana had a stellar tournament.He finished up with 67 tries in 124 Tests for South Africa and was part of the Bok team, in 2009, which held every trophy they could win.Juan Martin Hernandez, fly-half, Argentina‘El Mago’ the Maradona of rugby, Juan Martin Hernandez was the key to Argentina taking the bronze medal in 2007, a journey which saw the Pumas earn two wins over hosts France.One pass he made in the third-place play-off, against the French, that helped make a try for wing Martin Aramburu, was worth the seven weeks in France alone.Argentina won that game 34-10 and played the best rugby of the tournament. Hernandez was the conductor of the whole orchestra.RWC 2011 Richie McCaw, flanker, New ZealandRichie McCaw was hurting after New Zealand’s quarter-final exit to France in 2007 and he was hurting in 2011.At least this time he had a trophy in his hands but McCaw virtually played the 8-7 final win over the French in Auckland on one leg because of a foot injury.Not that you would have known from the press seats as McCaw won the battle with his opposite number Thierry Dusautoir, that year’s World Rugby Player of the Year, just about.Jacques Burger, flanker, NamibiaNamibia lost all four pool games in 2011, against South Africa, Wales, Samoa and Fiji, but flanker Jacques Burger was one of the stars of the tournament.The tough-tackling Burger was named as one of the top five players at the global gathering by the Rugby News Service.He was still at it in 2015, in England, before retiring in 2016 to give his battered features a rest on the farm in Namibia.RWC 2015 Dan Carter, fly-half, New ZealandIn 2011 in New Zealand a nation mourned as fly-half Dan Carter tore his groin in training and missed the pool game against Canada and the knockout stages.It was payback time in England four years later when Carter was a star. His drop-goal against Australia in the 70thminute of the final kept the Wallabies at arm’s length just as his boot had helped the All Blacks to a 20-18 semi-final win over South Africa.Carter was crowned World Rugby Player of the Year for the third time just after the tournament before scooping the Pat Marshall Award, given by the Rugby Union Writers’ Club, for the sport’s personality of the year.Michael Leitch, back-row, JapanJapan were the story of the 2015 World Cup even though they didn’t get out their pool, becoming the first side to win three group games and not make the knockout stages.Flanker and captain Leitch, born in New Zealand, made the call not to take three points in the dying seconds of their opener against South Africa in Brighton.Replacement wing Karne Hesketh scored in the left-hand corner, Japan won 34-32 and head coach Eddie Jones got a gig with England shortly afterwards.Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Rugby World Cup Greatest PlayersThe Rugby World Cup has seen the cream of the rugby world battle it out for the honour of holding the trophy aloft. But who are the greatest? Adam Hathaway looks to answer that very question.RWC 1987 Michael Jones, flanker, New ZealandThe prototype of the modern back-rower, the ‘Iceman’ Jones was conviction personified on and off the pitch; his religious beliefs meant he did not play in the 49-6 win over Wales which was played on a Sunday.Jones, of Samoan heritage, had his international career restricted to 55 caps because of two catastrophic knee injuries but had his moment in 1987.He was so good in all facets of the game John Hart the former All Black and Auckland coach called him ‘almost perfect’ and there is a statue of him scoring the first-ever World Cup try, in 1987, outside Eden Park.Serge Blanco, full-back, FranceSerge Blanco won 93 caps at full-back and wing for France and when he played his final Test in 1991 he was the world’s most-capped player.In 1987 he was in his pomp, even though he was getting through a couple of packets of cigarettes a day, and got France to the final.In the semi-final against Australia Blanco finished off the move, in injury time, that condemned the Wallabies to a 30-24 defeat in Sydney. He collapsed over the line, check it out on YouTube.RWC 1991 Michael Lynagh, fly-half, AustraliaShunted to centre early in his Test career, because the brilliant Mark Ella was about, Lynagh was in his best position come 1991 and was a key factor in Australia lifting the trophy.The Queenslander, who would score 911 points in 72 Tests, broke Irish hearts in the quarter-final in Dublin.Captain at the time with Nick Farr-Jones off, Lynagh was staring down the barrel as Ireland led by three points. Then the Aussie latched onto a poor pass from David Campese to score, give the Wallabies a 19-18 victory and silence a previously delirious Lansdowne Road.Peter Fatialofa, prop, Western SamoaPeter Fatialofa was captain of the Western Samoan team that beat Wales 16-13 at Cardiff Arms Park in the pool stages.It prompted some Welsh fans to joke that is was a good job they weren’t playing the whole of Samoa but the underdogs fielded giants of the game like Pat Lam and Frank Bunce and also ran Australia close, 9-3, at Pontypool.The Western Samoans went out to Scotland in the quarter-finals but they had won a legion of fans in Europe. Fatialofa died, aged just 54, in 2013.RWC 1995 Jonah Lomu, wing, New ZealandJonah Lomu changed the face of rugby in 1995 as a wing weighing about 120kg who could run 100m in less than 11 seconds and hastened the race towards professionalism and Rupert Murdoch investing in the game.New Zealand might not have won the tournament, South Africa did a job on Lomu in the final, but the wing was man of the moment.Past England players still have nightmares about the four tries he scored in the All Blacks’ 45-29 semi-final win over Will Carling’s sides in Cape Town. Carling labelled Lomu, who died aged 40 in 2015, ‘a freak’.Joost van der Westhuizen, scrum-half, South AfricaJoost van der Westhuizen pulled off one of the tackles of the 1995 World Cup final when he hauled down Jonah Lomu as the Springboks edged to a 15-12 extra-time win over New Zealand.Van der Westhuizen, another early loss when he succumbed to motor neurone disease aged 45 in 2017, was revered by opponents and more importantly by team-mates.A powerful player, standing 6ft 2in, the South African had an eye for a gap, a bullet pass and an appetite for defending.RWC 1999 John Eales, lock, AustraliaIf Michael Jones was rated as ‘almost perfect’ then the Wallabies reckoned Eales was one better, nicknamed ‘Nobody’ as in nobody’s perfect.A winner in 1991, as a youngster, Eales bestrode the 1999 tournament and did the lot as a second-row. He also kicked goals, scoring 173 points in 86 Tests including 31 conversions and 34 penalties.He was at the centre of things as Australia won the Bledisloe Cup, against New Zealand, from 1998 to 2001 and helped beat the British & Irish Lions, also in 2001.Christophe Lamaison, fly-half, FranceChristophe Lamaison was in the middle of the most amazing match at the 1999 Rugby World Cup when France came back from 24-10 down, in the semi-final, to beat New Zealand 43-31 at Twickenham.Amazingly, Lamaison was not supposed to play but Thomas Castaignede pulled out injured and the French kicking game turned the big New Zealand wings Jonah Lomu and Tana Umaga.Lamaison finished with 28 points, including a try, four conversions, three penalties and two drop-goals, but France could not finish the job against Australia a week later. Collapse Expand Who Has Scored The Most Tries In The Rugby World Cup? A South African and Kiwi share this honour,… Who Has Scored The Most Points In The Rugby World Cup? 2019 Rugby World Cup Dates Key dates around the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Expand Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 Expand Rugby World Cup Fixtures The 2023 Rugby World… Who Has Scored The Most Points In The Rugby World Cup? Who has scored the most in the tournament? Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 2019 Rugby World Cup Dateslast_img read more

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Moutain House of Lew / LEW JOESON

first_imgArchDaily Moutain House of Lew / LEW JOESONSave this projectSaveMoutain House of Lew / LEW JOESON Houses Moutain House of Lew / LEW JOESON ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934817/moutain-house-of-lew-lew-joeson Clipboard Photographs:  E-Jay, Chong Wang Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project China Save this picture!© E-Jay+ 40Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share Year:  2019 Architects: LEW JOESON Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img “COPY” Manufacturers: 华新, 原生泰Architect In Charge:Jiusan LiuLandscape Design:Jiusan Liu, Hanyu GaoStructural Design:Zhi LiuInterior Design:Jiusan LiuClient:Bing LiuCity:ChongqingCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© E-JayRecommended ProductsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGText description provided by the architects. The house is rebuilt on my family’s old house site, on the front-side of a quadrangle embosomed by mountains. Dad have been left here for work for decades, and decided to rebuild the house two years ago, as a long stay place for grandma, and temporary residence for relatives and friends(about 30 people during spring festival). Not only basic life demands should be supplied, but also two requirements are emphasized by dad: 1.Classy outlook comparing nearby; 2. Plenty of terrace space to receive neighbors. I got the idea that the house should get close to nature, and noticed some drama in humanity: men hope a cut above others, simultaneously intimacy with them.Save this picture!© E-JaySave this picture!site planSave this picture!© E-JayIn architecture respect, this project should deal with three problems as well as basic function requirements: 1. What posture should the building be to respond dad’s dual character of demands? 2. How to balance the relationship between the new building’s big volume and the old courtyard’s small scale? 3. How to connect the nature environment surrounds the site?Save this picture!© Chong WangSave this picture!© Chong WangAt last the design coordinates the huge outlook and the small courtyard, with a pent-roof from the yard side up to the front side; in front of the building, several plain stage in different height adjust the land form, constructing territory like bounding wall, simultaneously staying an friendly gesture for neighbors;Save this picture!© Chong WangSave this picture!© Chong Wangan outdoor path connects the stages, being an open spatial sequence; the path connects indoor space of every floor through entrance guard,, making every level attaches the earth, creating a close relationship between man and nature which have been never seen in traditional residence.Save this picture!© Chong WangUnattainable, as well as sending a man to a view who never seen, a mountain is of dual character. The architecture finally constructs an experience as climbing: unattainable-winding path leads to quiet seclusion- opening up. With multivariate “mountain”, meets man’s complicated needs, blends into the nature around.Save this picture!© Chong WangProject gallerySee allShow lessPAU Unveils Human-Centered Carbon Neutral Master Plan for Sunnyside Yard in Western …Architecture NewsVenice Biennale 2020 Launch Postponed to AugustArchitecture News Share “COPY” Photographs CopyAbout this officeLEW JOESONOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChongqingOn FacebookChinaPublished on March 05, 2020Cite: “Moutain House of Lew / LEW JOESON” 05 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?刘家山舍 / LEW JOESON是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Chongqing, China ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934817/moutain-house-of-lew-lew-joeson Clipboard Projects Area:  330 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

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Blackbaud launches free non-profit marketing e-newsletter

first_img Howard Lake | 20 November 2002 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The relationship-building software provider says that “Eureka!” will focus on improving non-profit marketing and fundraising effectiveness.Eureka! will be published quarterly at no charge and is aimed at fundraisers and marketers in the non-profit sector.It is the third e-mail newsletter to be launched this year by Blackbaud, joining “Nonprofit Fiscal Fitness” and “Fundraising Well.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis You can view first issue at Blackbaud’s Web site, where you can also find details about how to subscribe. Blackbaud launches free non-profit marketing e-newsletterlast_img read more

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FSI to host Twitter fundraising chat on Local Charities Day

first_imgThe FSI is also running 20 free webinars about fundraising on Local Charities Day. They take place before work, at lunchtime and after work.Rob Wilson MP, the Minister for Civil Society said:“Local Charities Day on December 16 will give us all a chance to celebrate the fantastic work being done by small, local charities across the whole country. Their dedication and hard work deserves to be recognised and I hope people everywhere show their support both in the lead up and on the day.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. How to take part in #AskTheFundraiser?Charities can submit questions from now until 16th December, by tweeting @TheFSI and using the #AskTheFundraiser hashtag.Pauline Broomhead, CEO at the FSI explained:“Our Trends research shows that small charities are busier than ever. We hope that by running this lunchtime Twitter Q&A we are able to share our fundraising knowledge with those who might not have time to attend training.“We want to support small, local charities on Local Charities Day so we are encouraging them to send in questions for our experts to answer.” Advertisement  134 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) is running a lunchtime Twitter Q&A with an expert panel of fundraisers as part of Local Charities Day.The two-hour chat takes place on 16 December from 1pm to 3pm. The panel will do their best to answer any fundraising question, especially from small charities.The inaugural Local Charities Day is being supported by the Office for Civil Society. Howard Lake | 9 December 2016 | Newscenter_img FSI to host Twitter fundraising chat on Local Charities Day  133 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tagged with: Digital small charities Training Twitterlast_img read more

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Labour’s ouster of MP Jeremy Corbyn aims to crush criticism of Israel

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Member of Parliament and former leader of the Labour Party (2015-2020), Jeremy Corbyn was ousted from his own party by its new leader, Keir Starmer, who has clearly allied with right-wing and neoliberal forces to destroy the socialist left in Britain and beyond.While Workers World Party has disagreed with Corbyn on some of his political positions in the past, we recognize that he has been the target of a witch hunt meant to crush antiestablishment and anti-imperialist positions — particularly those that aim to hold Israel accountable for what has been called “incremental genocide” of the Palestinian population, whose homeland is the Holy Land.Jeremy Corbyn has been a Member of Parliament since 1983, representing Islington North with consistent leftist, anti-imperialist and pro-working-class positions throughout his political career. His meteoric rise to the leadership of the Labour Party in 2015 in a 60% landslide victory against three other candidates shook up the establishment ruling class in Britain. The Sept. 12 Guardian newspaper described Corbyn as “one of the most left-wing, antiestablishment leaders in [Labour’s] history.”Corbyn’s emphasis on protecting the working class, opposing the war industry and holding the powerful accountable for their crimes made him a target of right-wing and neoliberal forces that are loath to see empowerment of the masses. In particular, Corbyn became a target after he made a move to end arms sales to Israel, as a minimal measure of solidarity with Indigenous Palestinians who are fighting an existential struggle for their survival.Workers World Party rejects the unfounded allegations of anti-Semitism against Corbyn. We have seen similar tactics used here in the United States against leaders who fight alongside the masses for the right to live dignified lives — including those who stand in solidarity with Indigenous Palestinians in their struggle for self determination.last_img read more

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Skillsoft Integrates with Microsoft Viva to Empower Learning in Today’s Flow of Work

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness WhatsApp Facebook TAGS  Twitter BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– Today Skillsoft, a leader in digital learning, training, and talent solutions to help organizations unleash their edge, announces it is integrating tools and training with Microsoft Viva, which Microsoft launched today. The integration of Skillsoft’s award-winning content, comprising 180,000+ learning assets, adds a collection of robust learning experiences, expands the Microsoft Viva Learning library, and empowers Microsoft Teams users to hone their skills by searching for and consuming meaningful and relevant learning content when and where it matters most – in the context of their work. Microsoft Viva creates a central hub for learning in Microsoft Teams; adding online learning to its current chat, calling, collaboration, and other functionality streamlines the learning journey. Organizations can now access and manage their digital content in a single place, directly alongside the work and communications tools their employees are already using. Microsoft Viva also allows managers to assign and track learning progress, while organizations can integrate content from Skillsoft and other learning providers in one location. Leveraging Skillsoft, learners can adapt and evolve, developing new skills and capabilities in areas like machine learning, design thinking, blockchain, leadership and management, and business skills. Organizations and their employees are now able to access a variety of content to learn in ways that make sense for individuals, and help contribute to personal and professional growth:Utilize science-backed scenario-based learning content: Following research conducted by MIT’s Office of Digital Learning and Accenture, Skillsoft’s instructional design strategies for video content drive engagement and improve retention.Leverage prescriptive learning paths to build mastery: Many people aspire to advance their skill set and career, but don’t know how to get from Point A to Point B. Skillsoft’s Aspire Journeys are pre-curated, role- and skill-based learning paths that prepare employees and organizations for transformation.Learn in ways that make sense for individuals: Learners are empowered to choose the best method for learning, whether field technicians need to learn on a job site, working parents need to upskill while overseeing their child’s remote learning, or employees want to listen to training while out for a jog. Skillsoft adds an expansive digital collection of videos, books, book summaries, and audiobooks to the Microsoft 365 Learning library.Access 140+ practice labs: Skillsoft’s practice labs enable technology and developer professionals to hone their coding skills in low-stakes, hands-on sandboxes and lab environments to ensure they are equipped to apply their new skills on the job. Learners can also attend Skillsoft Leadercamps and Bootcamps from Microsoft Viva, enabling access to timely, real-world insights from leading experts, along with live collaboration in virtual classrooms.Earn portable digital badges: Learners can celebrate, measure, and record their accomplishments with digital badges they earn when completing Skillsoft courses and Aspire Journeys. Badges are secured and verified through a blockchain, making them a portable, personal record of achievement. More than 9.3 million Skillsoft digital badges have been earned by learners since February 2020. “Microsoft is eliminating the separation between work, collaboration, and learning for millions of people across the globe. Skillsoft is proud to be a part of this learning solution, adding our collection of robust learning experiences around leadership development, digital transformation, and technology and developer training to expand Microsoft Viva,” said Apratim Purakayastha, chief technology officer, Skillsoft. “With this integration, we alleviate barriers to learning and empower people and their teams to learn in ways that make sense for them, thus improving job performance, collaboration, and enabling large scale reskilling and upskilling in a variety of fields for better business outcomes.” “Creating a positive employee experience is increasingly a key focus of the C-suite, and a big part of that is fostering a culture of learning,” said Chuck Friedman, CVP, Employee Experience at Microsoft Corp. “With the launch of Microsoft Viva, we are bringing learning directly to workers, putting people and teams at the center. Integration with key partners will add robust content libraries and bring learning into employees’ flow of work.” To learn more about Skillsoft’s integration with Microsoft Viva, read a blog post on Taking Learning to the Next Level, Millions of Learners at a Time or visit www.skillsoft.com/learn-in-the-flow-of-work. About Skillsoft Skillsoft delivers online learning, training, and talent solutions to help organizations unleash their edge. Leveraging immersive, engaging content, Skillsoft enables organizations to unlock the potential in their best assets – their people – and build teams with the skills they need for success. Empowering 45 million learners and counting, Skillsoft democratizes learning through an intelligent learning experience and a customized, learner-centric approach to skills development with resources for Leadership Development, Business Skills, Technology & Development, Digital Transformation, and Compliance. Skillsoft and SumTotal are partners to thousands of leading global organizations, including many Fortune 500 companies. The company features three award-winning systems that support learning, performance and success: Skillsoft learning content, the Percipio intelligent learning experience platform, and the SumTotal suite for Talent Development, which offers measurable impact across the entire employee lifecycle. Learn more at www.skillsoft.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005723/en/ CONTACT: Jen Kaye Senior Manager, Communications [email protected] (617) 512-0059 KEYWORD: MASSACHUSETTS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HUMAN RESOURCES CONSULTING OTHER EDUCATION CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES EDUCATION TRAINING SOURCE: Skillsoft Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 09:15 AM/DISC: 02/04/2021 09:15 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005723/en Facebook Pinterestcenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Pinterest Twitter Skillsoft Integrates with Microsoft Viva to Empower Learning in Today’s Flow of Work WhatsApp Previous articleStrategy Analytics: Pandemic Drove Sales of 4G and 5G-Enabled PCs to New Record In 2020Next articleCoreLogic Enters into Definitive Agreement to Be Acquired by Stone Point Capital and Insight Partners for $80 Per Share in Cash Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Father’s loss to son in arm wrestling leads to shooting, 8-hour police standoff

first_imgkali9/iStockBy JON HAWORTH(FLORENCE, Ky.) — A father is in jail after losing an arm wrestling contest to his young son which led to a shooting and an 8-hour standoff with the police.The incident occurred on July 6 shortly before 1 a.m. in the morning when Boone County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to Florence, Kentucky, about a 20-minute drive southwest of Cincinnati, Ohio, to a report of a person in a home with a weapon.When authorities arrived, they found two family members had vacated the premises safely and were unharmed but 55-year-old Curtis Zimmerman was still inside the home and refused commands to come out, according to a statement by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.“Deputies learned that Zimmerman was intoxicated and challenged his juvenile son to an arm-wrestling contest,” said Boone County Sheriff’s Office. “When Zimmerman lost multiple times, he became agitated which led to a physical altercation with his son.”Zimmerman then reportedly grabbed a gun and fired two shots in the house as his son was going upstairs.It is not known if Zimmerman was aiming at his son, whose identity and age has not been disclosed, but he would later tell authorities that he fired the shots into the ceiling.The suspect subsequently refused to listen to orders from the police to come out of the house which resulted in an 8-hour standoff with authorities.Zimmerman was the only person inside the home during the standoff.The Boone County Sheriff’s Office Hostage Negotiation Team spoke with Zimmerman throughout the morning and ultimately negotiated his safe surrender approximately 8 hours later at 8:25 a.m. on the morning of July 6.The suspect was then taken into custody without incident by members of the Boone County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team and the Florence Police Department SWAT Team.Zimmerman was transported to St. Elizabeth in Florence to be evaluated and once he is medically cleared from the hospital, he is expected to be placed under arrest on one count of Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, a Class D Felony, and taken to the Boone County Detention Center.The arrest warrant for Zimmerman lists a $5,000 cash bond, according to the Sheriff.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Utah State wins at Wyoming, 71-55, for first time since 1962

first_img Associated Press January 12, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State wins at Wyoming, 71-55, for first time since 1962 Wyoming (4-13, 0-4) made five of its first eight shots during a 12-4 opening run and led until Diogo Brito hit a 3-pointer with to give the Aggies a 24-21 lead and they never again trailed. Merrill hit a 3-pointer just before halftime to make it 32-25 and a 9-0 run midway through the second half extended Utah State’s lead to 13 points. The Cowboys trimmed their deficit to 52-43 on a dunk by Jordan Naughton about 90 seconds later but Merrill answered with a 3 and Utah State led by double figures the rest of the way. Merrill made 8 of 14 from the field and Queta, who came in leading the conference in blocks per game (2.3) and has at least one in every game this season, blocked two shots. Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Sam Merrill had 22 points and tied his career high with eight rebounds, freshman Neemias Queta scored 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting, and Utah State beat Wyoming 71-55 Saturday. Justin James, a senior guard who came in as one of just five players in Division I averaging at least 20 points and 9.5 rebounds, scored 27 and grabbed 10 boards for Wyoming. The Cowboys have lost four in a row and seven of their last eight. The Aggies (12-5, 2-2 Mountain West Conference) snapped an eight-game skid against the Cowboys, winning at Wyoming for the first time since Feb. 16, 1962. Tags: Mountain West/Utah State Aggies Basketballlast_img read more

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Scoreboard roundup — 5/13/19

first_img Written by May 14, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 5/13/19 Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEHouston 8 Detroit 1LA Angels 5 Minnesota 4Chi White Sox 5 Cleveland 2Seattle 6 Oakland 5, 10 InningsBaltimore at NY Yankees 6:35 p.m., postponedNATIONAL LEAGUEPhiladelphia 7 Milwaukee 4Arizona 9 Pittsburgh 3NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSSt. Louis 4 San Jose 2 (series tied 1-1)WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSAtlanta 82 Dallas 59Connecticut 100 NY Liberty 66Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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