What makes e-YES different and how sustainable is it beyond the first phase? The difference is our realistic approach and the commitment of Governor Ugwuanyi to the empowerment of youths across the state. Also, we are not going the whole mile alone. We are partnering a renowned technology company, but the HCDL program will definitely make the scheme work because it is practical and deliverable. … [Read more...] about ENUGU: Why we are focusing on digital economy ― Chilo-Offiah
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According to their website, “Pet Pals began in March of 1984 when TPPT founder, Kathryn Lashmit, was inspired after reading about an experimental animal assisted therapy program. She decided to try to make a real difference in the lives of people living in local health care facilities by taking her puppy on a visit. Although hesitant at first, a nursing home administrator agreed to a trial visit. The staff watched with delight as residents smiled and reached out for the little bundle of life that lovingly greeted everyone. At that moment, Therapy Pet Pals of Texas, Inc. was born.” … [Read more...] about Houston area volunteer discusses pandemic’s impact on pet therapy
The writer explained her decision to come out as a survivor who was subjected to violence and abuse in her 20s, saying "I'm mentioning these things now not in an attempt to garner sympathy, but out of solidarity with the huge numbers of women who have histories like mine, who've been slurred as bigots for having concerns around single-sex spaces". … [Read more...] about JK Rowling Explains Gender Identity Comments as She Comes Out as Sexual Assault Survivor
“Most speech is protected by the First Amendment, thus the Dean of Students Office (DOS) cannot initiate a Student Code of Conduct investigation when students engage in racist messaging; however, we can compel students to meet with a DOS staff member to discuss the impact their thoughts, actions and judgement have on the targeted communities," Washington White said via email. "We discuss their safety if their posts have gone viral, like the incidents we’ve experienced this summer. A conversation regarding transferring to another institution might be in order and we seek opportunities to engage with those individuals to recognize their thinking errors.” … [Read more...] about What are the bounds of student speech on social media?
9:45 a.m. Santa Clara County says no indoor gatherings yet: Santa Clara County announced Friday that increased COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations mean indoor gatherings will not be allowed yet, overriding plans in an earlier order that would have allowed up to 20 people to gather indoors. Outdoor gatherings of up to 60 people still are OK, with social distancing measures, the county said. Businesses must fill out and provide the county an online checklist ensuring safety protocols are in place “to ensure business can be conducted in as safe a manner as possible,” health officials said in a statement. Many businesses have reopened, and the county’s new order effective July 13 allows others to resume, including hair and nail services and gyms. Note: An earlier version of this post indicated a county order had allowed 20 people to gather indoors. That order was planned but had not yet gone into effect. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: California, Bay Area hospitalizations hit new highs