Auburndale girls take second at state

first_imgBy City Times staffWISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Auburndale girls cross country team grabbed second place in WIAA Division 3 state finals, held Oct. 27 at the Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids.Isabella Jewell and McKenna Zieher led the team with 26th place and 28th place finishes respectively.last_img

Guiding Principles and the Future of SHRM with Emily M. Dickens

first_imgOriginally posted on Julie Ann Sullivan Blog. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 300,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. That is a huge responsibility. Emily M. Dickens, Chief of Staff, shares their Guiding Principles with us and a peek into their future.Guiding Principles:• Bold Purpose• Excellence & Accountability• Flexibility & Agility• Smart & Curious• Collaborative OpennessFor more information about Emily & SHRM:SHRM’s WebsiteSHRM on TwitterEmily on LinkedInSHRM on Facebook<br />last_img

Lenovo launches Yoga Tablet 2

first_imgChinese computers manufacturer Lenovo has added another device to its Yoga range of tablets with the launch of the new Yoga Tablet 2. The latest piece of tech joins the ranks of Lenovo’s other recent launches: the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, the Yoga Tablet 2 and the Yoga 3 Pro. The Yoga Tablet 2 running Windows 8.1 will be available starting November at a price tag of  $699 (roughly Rs 43,000).      On closer look, the new Yoga Tablet 2 resembles the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro with the biggest difference being the former is a Windows only variant while the latter is an Android variant. The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2  features a 13.3-inch QHD display with a 2560×1440 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1.86GHz Intel Atom Z3745 processor.    The Yoga Tablet 2 comes with 4GB of RAM. It consists of 64GB of inbuilt storage expandable up to 64GB via microSD card. It sports a 1.6MP front-facing camera, however there is no rear camera onboard here.  It decks in a 12800mAh battery. Connectivity options include: Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-HDMI, and Micro-USB.The Yoga Tablet 2 will come bundled with a 180 degrees rotating kickstand and a keyboard cover. It will also come with a 1-month trial of Microsoft Office 365.last_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool fullback Clyne set for Bournemouth loan

first_imgLiverpool fullback Clyne set for Bournemouth loanby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool right back Nathaniel Clyne is set to sign for Bournemouth on loan.The Englishman has recently come back from a long term injury.And he has played four Premier League games this season.But the Reds see the chance for the 27-year-old to get regular game time on loan at Bournemouth until the end of the season.The Cherries are without Simon Francis and Adam Smith – who are injured.It is unclear if Clyne will get a chance to battle for his place at Liverpool next term. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img

MusiCares Honors Ozzy Osbourne

first_imgOzzy Osbourne and The Village studios owner/CEO Jeff Greenberg were honored at the 10th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert on May 12 in Los Angeles.Ozzy Osbourne Honored By MusiCaresCredit/Copyright: Kevin Mazur/Wireimage.com via Grammy.orgThe concert featured performances by Beth Hart with Chad Smith, Metallica, Keb’ Mo’, and Osbourne featuring Billy Morrison, Dave Navarro and Slash. All proceeds from the concert will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation.See the live-blog of the evening here.Source:Grammy.orglast_img

William Shatner Urges Star Trek Cruise To Nix Swim With Dolphins Experiences

first_imgBefore Trekkies and other vacationers set sail for new frontiers on the Norwegian Jade’s one-of-a-kind Star Trek: The Cruise, William Shatner — who plays Captain Kirk in the iconic series — has a request for the company: Boldly go where many have gone before and cut the cruel “swim with dolphins” experiences from its itinerary.In a letter to Norwegian Cruise Line CEO and president Frank J. Del Rio, Shatner wrote: “I’m so happy that Star Trek fans have the opportunity to climb aboard Norwegian Jade’s Star Trek: The Cruise and experience their own interstellar voyage of sorts. However, so long as your company offers “swim with dolphins” experiences, what should be a futuristic voyage will be set back light years.“Never before has public opinion leaned so strongly against marine mammal captivity, presumably across all galaxies. Dolphins are highly intelligent, socially complex animals who travel great distances in the wild, often in large family pods. In captivity, they’re confined to pitiful, barren makeshift lagoons, often after being captured from the wild and torn away from their families in violent ways or after being bred into captivity for profit. There’s no justification for condemning animals to a lifetime of suffering in the name of entertainment.“Aboard the USS Enterprise, it was Captain Kirk’s duty ‘to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations’ in order to advance and diversify our own. The exploitation of any species for profit and entertainment would have violated the Prime Directive. I’m urging you to go where compassionate companies — such as TripAdvisor, MasterCard, and more — have gone before by removing “swim with dolphins” encounters from the Star Trek: The Cruise voyage, as well as from all other cruises offered through Norwegian Jade. Surely, Star Trek fans would appreciate the decision to allow dolphins to remain in the wild — and prosper.”PETA — whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment” — notes that dolphins suffer from extreme emotional, physical, and psychological stress when they’re subjected to forced human contact, and several companies, including TripAdvisor and Savings.com, have cut ties with “swim with dolphins” promotions after learning of the suffering inherent in marine mammal captivity.The cruise embarks on its next voyage from Miami in January and will make stops in Honduras, Belize, and Mexico.last_img read more

Save Telefilm Canada filmmakers urge Trudeau

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement A federal government discussion to merge Telefilm Canada with The Canadian Media Fund has come under fire from high-profile Canadian artists.A letter signed by a who’s who of the film and television world — including Denys Arcand, Xavier Dolan, Atom Egoyan, David Cronenberg, Paul Gross, Sarah Polley, Deepa Mehta, Don McKellar and Robert Lantos — urge Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Heritage Minister Melanie Joly against combining the two funding agencies.“It has come to our attention that there is a proposal in discussion to merge Telefilm with the Canadian Media Fund and other crown corporations to form some sort of ‘super agency,’” reads the letter signed by 51 Canadian filmmakers and obtained by the Star, adding that such a merger “would deal a devastating blow to Canadian cinema.” Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook The broadcaster-driven Canadian Media Fund (CMF) delivers about $350 million in funding for television and digital content. Telefilm Canada is more film-focused, delivering under $100 million in annual funding.The federal government, meanwhile, is looking at a sweeping overhaul of cultural policy that could include the merging of the two agencies. Some broadcasters such as Rogers have said that the two agencies should be merged, along with the Department of Heritage’s Canadian Periodical Fund, into one large entity dubbed the Canadian Content Investment Agency.last_img read more

Wilfried Zaha wants to leave Crystal Palace

first_imgWilfried Zaha has turned down a new lucrative deal at Crystal Palace and he has made it clear that he wishes to secure a move to a club that will offer him Champions League football, reports the Evening StandardThe Eagles are determined to hold on to the Ivory Coast international and have even offered him a new long-term contract that will see him earn a staggering £125,000-a-week.But Zaha has refused the offer and has now made it clear to the Palace board that he intends to leave this summer to a club that will be able to offer him Champions League football for next season.The 25-year-old’s decision will undoubtedly come as a blow for Palace with Zaha having been an integral part of their survival bid last season.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Despite a disappointing spell at Manchester United earlier in his career, Zaha feels that the time is right for him to have another shot at playing for a top Premier League side.Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund have both expressed an interest in Zaha and will be able to offer him the Champions League football that he craves for, while Everton (another club linked to him) seems like an unlikely destination with the Toffees not in Europe at all for next season.But both Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund’s resolve to sign Zaha will surely be tested this summer with Palace having put down an asking price of £70m for Zaha.The Eagles are in no rush to sell either with Zaha currently tied down to a contract for another four years.last_img read more