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
Accusing her critics of "groupthink" and "relentless attacks", the writer said, "When you throw open the doors of bathrooms and changing rooms to any man who believes or feels he's a woman and, as I've said, gender confirmation certificates may now be granted without any need for surgery or hormones, then you open the door to any and all men who wish to come inside. That is the simple truth." … [Read more...] about JK Rowling Explains Gender Identity Comments as She Comes Out as Sexual Assault Survivor
“Our athletics department has an Inclusive Excellence Council that focuses on increasing and supporting inclusion, building trust, and appreciating differences amongst our student-athletes and staff within the athletics department," Ensor said via email. "Led by our Assistant A.D. for Diversity, Inclusion and Employee Engagement, Thomas Harris, the IEC hosts outstanding programming, Zoom open discussions and does a lot of work with social media. The most recent example of this work in the @ArizonaFootball content surrounding Juneteenth, which is one of the many recent projects spearheaded by the IEC on social media in support of the University of Arizona’s commitment to a vibrant, empowered and inclusive campus.” … [Read more...] about What are the bounds of student speech on social media?
8:38 a.m. Catholic Church among biggest winners of pandemic relief: The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with millions going to dioceses that have paid huge settlements or sought bankruptcy protection because of clergy sexual abuse cover-ups, an Associated Press review of federal data found. The church’s haul may have reached $3.5 billion, making a global religious institution with more than a billion followers among the biggest winners in the U.S. government’s pandemic relief efforts. In Orange County, where a sparkling glass cathedral estimated to cost over $70 million recently opened, diocesan officials at the complex received loans worth at least $3 million, AP reported. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: California, Bay Area hospitalizations hit new highs