young people – USC PRSSA Government & Student Funding http://uscprssa.com/ Government & Student Funding Sun, 13 Mar 2022 15:19:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://uscprssa.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default-150x150.png young people – USC PRSSA Government & Student Funding http://uscprssa.com/ 32 32 Women’s Scholarships for Women | Upside down https://uscprssa.com/2022/03/13/womens-scholarships-for-women-upside-down/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 15:19:22 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/03/13/womens-scholarships-for-women-upside-down/ Editor’s note: Welcome to Inside Out, our weekly roundup of stories about Staten Islanders who are making waves, being seen, supporting our community, and making our borough a special place to live. Do you have a story for Inside Out? Email Carol Ann Benanti at benanti@siadvance.com. Members of the Philanthropic Educational Organization and Fellows. (Courtesy […]]]>

Editor’s note: Welcome to Inside Out, our weekly roundup of stories about Staten Islanders who are making waves, being seen, supporting our community, and making our borough a special place to live. Do you have a story for Inside Out? Email Carol Ann Benanti at benanti@siadvance.com.

Members of the Philanthropic Educational Organization and Fellows. (Courtesy of Nancy Marotta) Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, NY – As March is Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day was observed on March 8, to recognize women’s achievements and contributions to society, we are shining the spotlight on Advance on a group of professional women here in Staten Island.

One of the borough’s best-kept secrets, the Philanthropic Educational Organization, or PEO, is an organization that has its roots in the Midwest.

An association whose members are passionate about improving the lives of women and helping them advance through education, while supporting and motivating them, has now grown into an international organization with chapters around the world. All chapters in the country are designated by letters, with the Staten Island division being called PEO Chapter Z.

With Stapleton’s Sarah Dolinar at the helm as chapter president, the organization meets once a month at a member’s home, but twice during the month of February. (Recently, members meet on Zoom.)

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Members of the Philanthropic Educational Organization carry the organization’s banner. (Courtesy of Nancy Marotta) Staten Island Advance

“PEO is a 150-year-old sorority with nearly a quarter of a million members in the United States and Canada,” Dolinar said. “We are organized into chapters and the Staten Island chapter has been active for decades. As a fraternity, we understand the importance of supporting each other and promoting and funding PEO projects that help women pursue their educational goals through grants, loans, scholarships, and attendance at Cottey College. The projects are funded by chapter donations generated through dues and fundraising,” she added.

Women in need are nominated through members or anyone who knows someone who is in school or returning to school. The process begins with a written request in which they state why they think they are applying and why they think they should receive funding. They are then questioned by the members.

Scholarship funding is available for women of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

HIS ORIGINS

Founded by five young women in the 1860s before their time, PEO is run by women for women.

In the past year alone, the organization has awarded scholarships to four women, some from Staten Island, in hopes of changing their lives for the better.

Women interested in applying for a PEO scholarship, grant or loan should go to www.peo international.org

GRANT BENEFICIARIES

MANAHIL JAFRI: $2,500 STAR SCHOLARSHIP AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY

A recent graduate of Curtis High School and an International Baccalaureate candidate, Jafri, who is considered legally blind, has been consistently ranked in the top 50 out of 400 students and is currently attending Cornell University.

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Manahil Jafri Staten Island Advance

While in high school, the Sunnyside resident was actively involved in student organizing and met with the principal to discuss changes to school policy and school event planning. Extracurricular activities included a dance company, journalist Curtis Log, and the academic program of the World Science Festival. She also sold shirts and held bake sales to raise money to donate to women’s shelters and volunteered at the local library.

She was elected as a student representative on the school’s leadership team and co-founded a feminist club to “demystify” feminism and feminist goals. She has held clothing and prom dress drives, been part of the school dance company and choreographed her own dance last spring. The dance, about the experience of blindness, would have involved blindfolded dancers if distance learning had not made its performance impossible.

She was a 2019 Youth Fellow for City Council, where she solicited suggestions from students for participatory budgeting projects in their neighborhoods.

Her mother pushed school administrators to make sure her daughter was in difficult classes. As a result, she is only the second visually impaired student to complete the International Baccalaureate program. Despite the challenges, she received A’s in all of her courses.

She plans to do a double major in political science and economics and a minor in public policy and human rights and hopes to attend law school to earn a JD and a master’s degree in public policy. She aspires to write and advocate for policies and to address climate change and the needs of minority groups, including the visually impaired.

“Not only did the scholarship help me achieve my dream of going to college, but the fact that PEO, such an amazing organization, thought I deserved this award – among so many other applicants – meant so much” , she said. “Winning the STAR award has made me even more determined to do whatever I can to help as many people as possible.”

TOTTENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ACCEPTED INTO PEO-SPONSORED COTTEY COLLEGE

AMYA CORULLA

Corulla maintains an academic average of 94 or a GPA of 3.8 while taking advanced placement courses. She is enrolled in a variety of courses, including computer science, US government, psychology, and literature/composition. She loves English and writing, and has had her work published.

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Amya CorullaStaten Island Advance

The Annadale resident is an accomplished athlete who plays flag football for a local team as well as a travel team. In addition, she shared her knowledge of sports volunteering with young people who want to know more about the flag.

VICTORIA ROSE

JThroughout high school, Rosas took challenging classes and credited a College Now course in criminal justice she took as a junior as the catalyst for her interest in studying criminology at Cottey College.

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Victoria RosasStaten Island Advance

The Prince’s Bay resident maintained a 3.5 GPA and averaged 99% last semester.

Rosas is a student athlete who excels at flag football. She’s a versatile player who has held many positions over the years, including center and middle linebacker. Her love of sport led her to become a volunteer coach for a clinic for children aged 3 to 5 last summer.

She is adept at juggling responsibilities, works part-time, volunteers in her sport, maintains good grades, and plays on several flag football teams.

JENNA BURGOS MARRERO

Marrero has both academic and athletic credentials, having maintained good grades throughout high school while fully participating in athletics, including junior varsity basketball and flag football programs at school, at the city and national level.

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Jenna Burgos MarreroStaten Island Advance

The Port Richmond resident is a leader, as evidenced by her service as captain of all of her teams. She has been recognized by various New York and Staten Island organizations for her work and received the New York State Assembly Certificate of Merit and the Stephen Siller Award for Outstanding Athletics and Academics. And she has volunteered her time and services to the Religious Education School here in Staten Island and to the sports arena as a teaching assistant for youth basketball.

CELEBRATIONS – MARCH 13 TO MARCH 19

MARCH 13

Sunday is the birthday of Ed Canlon Jr., who shares the birthday with Phillip Pecoraro, Nicholas Mignone, Jane Anne Marone, Jim Richards, Joy Lucks and twins Jennifer and Allyson Arena.

Sunday is Neil and Michele Mahoney’s wedding anniversary.

MARCH 14

Happy birthday Monday to Rich Salerno, Carl Seton, Elizabeth Teresa Cassissa and Anthony (AJ) Cavaretta, who turns 14.

MARCH 15

Birthday greetings Tuesday to Kerry Diamond, Zachary Lenza, Matthew Shea, Jessica Lauser, James Parker, Leanna Cooper, Gina Brennan, Carrie Picciano. LeeAnn Stoffers is 8 year old Barbara R. Risley.

MARCH 16

The best of birthdays Wednesday to Flo Feith, Carmine DeSantis Jr., Jacki Foley Kelly, Stuart Price, Walter LaBetti and Patty LaGrotta, who turns 67.

THE 17TH OF MARCH

The happiest of birthdays Thursday to Glen Patrick Powell, Joseph Gardiner who is 23, Victoria Rae Parnese, who is now 18, Richard Kavanagh, Kathy D’Agostino and Patrick Gordon.

MARCH 18

Best Birthday Friday New York State Supreme Court Justice Ralph J. Porzio to Ashley Maloy, who is 18, Dina Fleming, Bob Isola, Colleen Ryan, Sabato Conte, Stephen Castella Sr., Lauren Sklenar , Rocco Montali and triplets Scott, Cody and Sean Fox.

Happy fifth wedding anniversary Thursday to Lauren and John Paul Giordanella.

MARCH 19

Happy Birthday Saturday to Former First Lady of Staten Island Susan Lamberti, Class of 1986 Achiever and President of the Northfield Bank Foundation, Anne Manna, Karen Panarella, Anita Blasi, Susan Anderson, Kelly Stafford, Elene Pitelli, Peter Kruse, Jeffrey Scott Lee, John Crawford, Joy Truscelli, Jean Marshall and John Clark.

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Only 29% of disabled students in England receive DSA allowance – analysis | Disability https://uscprssa.com/2022/03/10/only-29-of-disabled-students-in-england-receive-dsa-allowance-analysis-disability/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/03/10/only-29-of-disabled-students-in-england-receive-dsa-allowance-analysis-disability/ Support for students with disabilities must be improved, the government has urged, after analysis showed less than a third are in receipt of Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) intended to help them access and thrive in higher education. Only 29% of students in England and Wales with a known disability received the allowance in 2019/20, report […]]]>

Support for students with disabilities must be improved, the government has urged, after analysis showed less than a third are in receipt of Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) intended to help them access and thrive in higher education.

Only 29% of students in England and Wales with a known disability received the allowance in 2019/20, report says, while those who went through the application process complained of bureaucracy, long delays , inconsistent quality of support and a lack of communication. .

“A nightmare,” said one student, “a full-time job,” said another, describing the challenge of coordinating support that is rarely in place at the start of a course and can take months to obtain, delaying the progress of students and putting them at an unfair disadvantage.

Former Paralympic swimmer Lord Chris Holmes’ report describes the DSA as “a jewel of politics”, but too many potential beneficiaries are unaware of its existence. He also said the 30-page application and lengthy assessment process is daunting and that “the administrative burden can be a barrier to study rather than the support provided by the program.”

The Daily Subsistence Allowance is intended to cover education-related costs that a student may incur due to a mental health issue, long-term illness or other disability. It depends on individual needs rather than household income and does not have to be repaid.

From the next academic year, undergraduate and postgraduate students can receive up to £25,575 a year to pay for specialist equipment or non-medical aids, for example a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter , a note taker or additional travel expenses incurred as a result of a disability.

Based on data from the Student Loans Company, the report found that 75,900 students from England and Wales received a DSA in 2019/20. Yet figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency show that the total number of students with a known disability – who were domiciled in England and Wales and were studying at a university in one of the four countries original – was 261,620.

The SLC said there are a number of reasons why students may not apply or be eligible for living allowance. Students must be eligible for student funding and they must have a disability defined under the Equality Act. He also pointed out that they may not need DSA support as their university may already have arrangements in place.

An SLC spokesperson said reforms were already underway to improve and speed up the DSA application process. “This will remove major pain points from the customer journey, provide the student with a single point of contact and support throughout the process, as well as contractual control to ensure consistent quality of service.”

The Holmes report makes 20 recommendations, including an awareness campaign for schools, a digital ‘passport’ to carry from school to higher education and beyond to work, greater flexibility in provision and improved communication and quality assurance processes.

Lord Holmes, who won nine gold, five silver and one bronze medal at four Paralympic Games, said: “DSA has such inherent possibilities, to enable, to empower all of our young people with disabilities. When it works well, it really works.

“As this report illustrates, with a series of carefully considered changes, DSA could go even further, enabling hundreds of thousands of students with disabilities to realize their potential.”

A spokesman for the Department for Education said: ‘There are valid reasons why some students with disabilities would not need to apply for a DSA, for example because their needs have already been fully met by their university. Work is underway with the Student Loans Company to improve the student experience, making the application process easier and working to shorten the journey from application to support received.

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Fifth-grade elementary Sci-Tech student wins annual Geography Bee award – Daily Democrat https://uscprssa.com/2022/03/06/fifth-grade-elementary-sci-tech-student-wins-annual-geography-bee-award-daily-democrat/ Sun, 06 Mar 2022 16:21:31 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/03/06/fifth-grade-elementary-sci-tech-student-wins-annual-geography-bee-award-daily-democrat/ After a year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Geography Bee competition returned for students in the Woodland Joint Unified School District last week. This year’s winners were Charlotte Banuelos, a fifth-grade student from SciTech Elementary School who finished in first place. In second place was Michael Nichols, a fifth grader from Spring […]]]>

After a year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Geography Bee competition returned for students in the Woodland Joint Unified School District last week.

This year’s winners were Charlotte Banuelos, a fifth-grade student from SciTech Elementary School who finished in first place. In second place was Michael Nichols, a fifth grader from Spring Lake Elementary School, and in third place was Cash Foldhazi, a seventh grader from Lee Middle School.

According to a district press release, Geography Bee, also known as Geo Bee, is a geography competition for gifted and talented students.

Participants have 15 seconds to answer questions about US states, the world, landmarks, regions, animals, and weird, true, and fun facts. The contest is designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world.

The event of the year took place on Wednesday, February 23 at the Pioneer High School Theater. It featured students from across the district.

“The Pioneer High School Theater was filled with excitement,” said DeAnn Tenhunfeld, WJUSD district coordinator for the GATE program and co-organizer of the event. “Geo Bee participants from across the district seemed to know the answers to tough questions easily. It was a great competition, and we were excited to bring it back this year.

Tafoya Elementary School teacher Scott Clary hosted the event. The judges included two-time Geo Bee winner Hayden Krause, Danielle Sharp, director of federal and state programs for WJUSD, and Dennis Silva, retired district GATE coordinator. District GATE Coordinator DeAnn Tenhunfeld and GATE Liaison Heidi Rasmussen organized the event.

The National Geographic Society developed the Geo Bee in 1989 in response to concerns about the lack of geographical knowledge among young people in the United States. For more than three decades, 120 million students have discovered the world by participating in the Geo Bee.

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Punjab Assembly Elections: Bhojpuri singer Khesari Lal Yadav campaigns for Congress in Mohali https://uscprssa.com/2022/02/17/punjab-assembly-elections-bhojpuri-singer-khesari-lal-yadav-campaigns-for-congress-in-mohali/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 19:14:27 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/02/17/punjab-assembly-elections-bhojpuri-singer-khesari-lal-yadav-campaigns-for-congress-in-mohali/ Sends out Bhojpuri songs to appeal to voters in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh at campaign rallies in Jagatpura and Balongi villages Addressing voters in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, actor-singer Bhojpuri Khesari Lal Yadav addressed campaign rallies in Jagatpura and Balongi villages on Thursday in support of Congress candidate Mohali Balbir Singh Sidhu . In contact […]]]>

Sends out Bhojpuri songs to appeal to voters in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh at campaign rallies in Jagatpura and Balongi villages

Addressing voters in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, actor-singer Bhojpuri Khesari Lal Yadav addressed campaign rallies in Jagatpura and Balongi villages on Thursday in support of Congress candidate Mohali Balbir Singh Sidhu .

In contact with voters in Bhojpuri, Yadav urged them to vote for Sidhu. While singing famous songs amid cheers from the crowd, he called for them to come out in droves on February 20 to ensure Sidhu’s landslide victory.

“The election is when you can show your power. You need a leader who can take care of all your problems. In Mohali, only Balbir Singh Sidhu works tirelessly for the overall betterment of society,” he said.

Vashisht urges Puri to launch more international flights

Union Minister for Aviation and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri campaigned for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Sanjeev Vashisht in Phase 9.

The campaign rally was also attended by Haryana President Gian Chand Gupta and Haryana Sports Minister Sandeep Singh, among other BJP leaders.

On occasion, Vashisht urged Puri to start international flights to Europe and North America from Chandigarh International Airport.

Promising to do the necessary, Puri said Mohali’s first international flight to Dubai was also launched at the initiative of Vashisht, who is a member of the airport’s advisory board.

Referring to the economic and political situation in Punjab, Puri said the state is going through a difficult period and its serious problems have not been resolved for a long time.

Union Minister Hardeep Puri holds campaign rally in support of BJP candidate Sanjeev Vashisht in Mohali. (Photo HT)

Fight of the AAP against unemployment, corruption: Kulwant

Continuing his door-to-door campaign in Mohali, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Kulwant Singh said the party was trying to clean up the mess and corruption spread by political parties after the independence of the country.

He said the struggle of the AAP was not against political parties but against unemployment and corruption.

“The president of Shiromani Akali Dal, Sukhbir Singh Badal, talks about giving loans to young people to send them abroad, so that there is no one to ask for a job. Even the Congress party forced young people to climb water tanks and mobile towers to raise their demands. Voters will not forget these things and give a landslide defeat to all mainstream parties by electing the AAP on February 20,” he said.

KC Singh campaigns for Ravneet Brar

Sunehra Punjab party leader KC Singh campaigned for Sanyukt Samaj Morcha (SSM) Mohali candidate Ravneet Brar in Mohali.

While addressing a campaign rally, Singh said national AAP organizer Arvind Kejriwal was untrustworthy. “He wants to rule Punjab by deceiving its people. At the same time, Congress has full patronage of the Mafia which it has supported for five years,” he added.

Brar said Mohali is among the most educated constituencies in Punjab. “Voters here are smart and well aware of the clumsy tricks of traditional parties as well as leaders who switch sides. On the other hand, the SSM contests the elections against the wealthiest candidates in Punjab at the lowest cost,” he said.

SAD-BSP providing several pension schemes: Sohana

Shiromani Akali Dal and Bahujan Samaj party candidate Parvinder Singh Sohana said people from all sections of Mohali constituency will get huge concessions and benefits once the alliance comes to power in Punjab.

Calling for votes, he said that the SAD-BSP grouping had developed several social protection schemes for government employees, contract and outsourced employees, industrialists, young people, women, traders, traders, farmers and students.

Striking against the AAP and the Congress, he said the AAP’s balloon of false promises had deflated, while people also decided to vote against Congressman Balbir Singh Sidhu.

Deepinder Dhillon campaigns in Baroli, Mubarakpur

Campaigning in Baroli and Mubarakpur, Dera Bassi Congress candidate Deepinder Singh Dhillon said on Thursday the party would win the election with an overwhelming majority.

Dhillon said Congress’s popularity is growing, as evidenced by the growing number of people joining. He called on the people to strengthen the hands of Charanjit Singh Channi by giving every vote to the Congress party.

Raghav Chadha organizes a road show for the AAP candidate

Punjab AAP co-leader Raghav Chadha held a road show in Zirakpur in support of Dera Bassi party candidate Kuljeet Randhawa.

On occasion, Chadha urged people to vote for the AAP in order to clean up the political mess in Punjab.

“The people of Punjab have two options. On one side are the sand, cable and transport mafias and on the other Bhagwant Mann and Arvind Kejriwal, two people with an image of their own,” he said, calling on people to push the button “ broom” on February 20 to elect an honest government.

CCTV cameras will be installed in all towns of Dera Bassi: Khanna

BJP’s Dera Bassi candidate Sanjeev Khanna has said the party will ensure the installation of CCTV cameras in the constituency once it forms the government in Punjab.

During her election campaign on Thursday, Khanna spoke at public meetings at numerous housing companies including Penta Homes, Mona Green, Bollywood Heights and Trishala City in Zirakpur.

He said so far, SAD MLA NK Sharma has never made any effort for the safety of the people in the constituency. “The kidnapping incidents in Dera Bassi are increasing day by day. The safety of every citizen living in Punjab is paramount to the BJP. Therefore, as soon as the BJP government is formed in Punjab, the overcrowded areas of Zirakpur, Dera Bassi and Lalru will be equipped with CCTV cameras,” he said, adding that the works will be carried out with the cooperation of RWAs and social organizations.

Tinku organizes an election rally in Kharar

The Congress candidate in Kharar, Vijay Sharma Tinku, held a campaign rally in Kharar on Thursday.

He said Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has already started several projects in the city, such as construction of a bus stand and sewage plant, in addition to beautifying the city. ‘Ajj Sarovar, adding that all these projects will be completed on time.

Attacking the AAP, he alleged: “We do not understand on what basis the AAP candidate is seeking to vote, while the party’s incumbent MP has failed to provide basic amenities and n didn’t even visit the area.”

But Congress will ensure that Kharar, which was the chief minister’s hometown, is fully developed, Tinku said.

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Each new voter is “king” https://uscprssa.com/2022/02/12/each-new-voter-is-king/ Sat, 12 Feb 2022 23:00:20 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/02/12/each-new-voter-is-king/ EVERY party must be smart in formulating strategies to attract new voters, especially those from the Undi18 group, who will now be an important force in any election in the country. Election analyst Dr. G. Mani-maran says all parties should view each of these new voters as the “king” and the deciding factor in victory. […]]]>

EVERY party must be smart in formulating strategies to attract new voters, especially those from the Undi18 group, who will now be an important force in any election in the country.

Election analyst Dr. G. Mani-maran says all parties should view each of these new voters as the “king” and the deciding factor in victory.

“We are now looking at a total of 5.8 million new voters, or 750,000 people.

“In the current political situation, especially if you look at the analysis of the last general elections (GE), almost 30% to 40% are marginal seats at the state and parliamentary levels. If so, each vote is a new vote.

“In fact, I see that if the 5.8 million new voters come out to vote in the next GE, the number of voters will be sufficient to determine the new government.

“This assumption is based on the number of votes for each party falling within this range,” he said in an interview with Undi18.

Of the 5.8 million newly registered voters, 1.2 million are Malaysians between the ages of 18 and 20 while the remaining 4.6 million are those who were previously unregistered. According to data from the National Registration Department, between 40,000 and 50,000 Malaysians will turn 18 every month and be automatically registered to vote, according to the Electoral Commission (EC)

Dr. G. Manimaran: Political parties need to assure young people that the crises they are currently facing can be overcome.Dr. G. Manimaran: Political parties need to assure young people that the crises they are currently facing can be overcome.

Manimaran says it will not be easy to convince new voters to vote for a party because many are intelligent and able to assess what is the best guarantee that all the parties in the running can give.

He says the biggest challenge is convincing new voters who are on the fence to vote, or to vote for certain parties.

In fact, Manimaran explains, the issue of party-hopping elected officials and the problem of integrity in politics have added to voters’ lack of confidence to vote in elections.

“Political parties need to give their confidence to young people – what is their manifesto and what are their promises to them.

“Today we have many crises, such as a political crisis, a health crisis, a jobs crisis as well as a crisis of integrity in politics itself.

“The way parties can win over these young and new voters is by giving them assurances – in the form of manifestos, campaigns, etc. – that the crises they currently face can be overcome,” says- he.

On another note, Manimaran admits to being disappointed when the government did not provide explanations and did not educate voters about Undi18 and the introduction of automatic voter registration.

He sees the government’s “reckless decision” not to get the message out about automatic check-in as a huge loss.

“There are still a lot of people who don’t know about this automatic registration and I think new voters also don’t know that they can already vote.

“The government has created a mechanism (Undi18 and automatic voter registration) but the government is not educating voters so that they know they can vote.

“To date, I have not seen anything on TV or other media from the government to educate the Undi18 group and new voters that they already have this system. We have no promotions, no automatic registration advertising.

“Otherwise there is no point in having a system like this. There is no point in spending millions of ringgits on the Johor PRN and maybe up to RM1bil in the next GE if it does not bring more than 5.8 million new voters.

“At the same time, we will fail on the principle of election, which is the active participation of voters. If you’re not serious, don’t make new allocations,” he says.

This article is part of “Undi18: My Country, My Decision”, the first joint report by Media in Arms, a media alliance comprising The Star, Sinar Harian, Sin Chew Daily and Astro Awani.

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The Big Quit and How to Become an Employer of Choice with Kimberly Kane https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/27/the-big-quit-and-how-to-become-an-employer-of-choice-with-kimberly-kane/ Thu, 27 Jan 2022 22:01:00 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/27/the-big-quit-and-how-to-become-an-employer-of-choice-with-kimberly-kane/ Kimberly Kane is President and CEO of Kane Communications Group. She is an award-winning journalist and public relations practitioner. His firm works with leaders to align communications with business strategy, define brands, build reputations and inspire business results. With these goals in mind, Kane began researching The Great Resignation. On the latest episode of GoGedders, […]]]>

Kimberly Kane is President and CEO of Kane Communications Group. She is an award-winning journalist and public relations practitioner. His firm works with leaders to align communications with business strategy, define brands, build reputations and inspire business results. With these goals in mind, Kane began researching The Great Resignation.

On the latest episode of GoGedders, Kimberly Kane joined host Richie Burke to discuss what’s causing the big quit and why women are the ones leading the charge. Throughout the episode, Kane went over several statistics – many of which are quite alarming – and what employers should be doing to better retain their employees.

The first stat Kane mentions is sure to grab everyone’s attention: “50% of working women in the state of Wisconsin are actively looking to leave their jobs. That’s 25% more than the national average. ” According to Kane, this high number can be attributed to the fact that women feel undervalued by their employers. Specifically, “42% of African American women in Wisconsin believe they are undervalued by their employer and 63% of African American women in Wisconsin believe their values ​​do not match those of their employers.” Again, a shocking statistic considering all the money companies spend on diversity and inclusion.

With these statistics in mind, we have to ask ourselves: what are companies doing wrong? And what can they do to change? Kane said, “We didn’t just want to publish statistics; we wanted to give employers practical, informed recommendations that they could deploy in their business to become an employer of choice for retaining women and becoming an employer of choice for young people. women of color.”

According to Kane, The Great Resignation is far from over. Companies need to start making internal changes to retain their employees. Learn more about The Big Quit and what employers should do in the full episode.

As always, we hope you enjoy the show as we spotlight different guests and topics around Milwaukee. If there’s anyone you’d like to see on the show or anything else you’d like to hear from us, let us know by contacting Richie Burke directly at richie@ggmm.io. And, if you have a moment, subscribe, leave a comment, or share with a friend. These things really help us because they help other people like you find our podcast.

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DMCNY announces the appointment of Alicia Wiedemann as independent agency https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/12/dmcny-announces-the-appointment-of-alicia-wiedemann-as-independent-agency/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 15:36:45 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/12/dmcny-announces-the-appointment-of-alicia-wiedemann-as-independent-agency/ NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Alicia Wiedemann, Partner and Head of Client Strategy at Summer Friday, an independent strategy, creation and content agency, is newly appointed 2022-2023 (two-year) President of Direct Marketing Club of New York (DMCNY), effective January 1, announced the DMCNY Board of Directors. Wiedemann succeeds Ginger Conlon, Director of […]]]>

NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Alicia Wiedemann, Partner and Head of Client Strategy at Summer Friday, an independent strategy, creation and content agency, is newly appointed 2022-2023 (two-year) President of Direct Marketing Club of New York (DMCNY), effective January 1, announced the DMCNY Board of Directors.

Wiedemann succeeds Ginger Conlon, Director of Thought Leadership and Customer Experience Advocate at Genesys, who will continue to serve on the DMCNY Board of Directors as Past President, among others. Conlon led the professional networking and marketing training organization as president for three years (2019-2021), an extended term due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“DMCNY includes a community that supports marketing education – in scholarships and student participation – while providing a forum for marketing professionals to exchange ideas on the current and future state of marketing strategy and its execution. top notch, “said Wiedemann.” During my recent career, I have come to know DMCNY through its exceptional content and programming – from its annual outlook on advertising, media and marketing that I attend. for years – to its Silver Apples awards program of exemplary marketing leadership for all young people and mid-level professionals. During the pandemic, in particular, the club’s pivot to virtual programming and networking has provided new ways to connect and new content to inspire. ”

“As marketing becomes more science-driven and data-informed, DMCNY has played a vital role in providing a forum for career development, mentorship and scholarships for marketing training,” added Wiedemann . “As a practitioner and business leader, these questions are synonymous with marketing success – and I hope I can build on our club’s footprint in Greater New York and the Tri-State area to achieve these goals. “

Wiedemann has a 17-year career in agencies, including as a founding partner of Summer Friday, which serves clients in the financial services, insurance, utilities, non-profit and product industries. consumption. She has also held account management and executive positions with DRUM Agency and its predecessors UMarketing, Unified.Agency and Hiccup NY. Previously, she held account management positions at Agency212, BBDO and MGL. She is a graduate of Fordham University (New York, NY) and is also an active member of Chief, a private networking organization focused on connecting and supporting women leaders.

Wiedemann was introduced as President of DMCNY at the organization’s 2021 Silver Apples Gala in November, and will host the organization’s annual Virtual Market Outlook event on Thursday, January 20, where Bruce Biegel , Senior Managing Director, The Winterberry Group, will review 2021 media trends and spending, as well as 2022 forecast and identify macro trends in digital and direct marketing, data and general advertising.

About the Direct Marketing Club of New York
The Direct Marketing Club of New York (http://www.dmcny.org) has served the field of direct marketing since its founding in 1926 – and today encompasses all facets of integrated data-driven marketing in all categories of media. Serving the Greater New York City area through its breakfasts, networking, and website, DMCNY is a leading source of education and current information in the field of measurable marketing, and publishes the MKTGinsight Blog. DMCNY also provides financial support in the form of scholarships to several New York City colleges and universities that offer direct and interactive marketing degree programs.

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Team designs prison facility with focus on inmate mental health https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/04/team-designs-prison-facility-with-focus-on-inmate-mental-health/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 21:51:00 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/04/team-designs-prison-facility-with-focus-on-inmate-mental-health/ The way prisons are designed is changing. “Our building is quite radical when you look at it. I compare it a bit to a concept car. It’s the concept car and it’s going to be refined throughout the process, ”said JD Zogg, an architecture student at the University of Oklahoma. He led a 17-student project […]]]>


The way prisons are designed is changing.

“Our building is quite radical when you look at it. I compare it a bit to a concept car. It’s the concept car and it’s going to be refined throughout the process, ”said JD Zogg, an architecture student at the University of Oklahoma.

He led a 17-student project at the University of Oklahoma to redesign a nearby prison.

“How do we create this prison that actually serves its purpose and creates a better society, because that is the overall purpose, isn’t it?” He explained.

The student team behind “Rebuilding Incarceration” focused on promoting better mental health outcomes for inmates. The project was in an exhibition late last year.

“I just think that architecture is a continuum in the lives of these inmates that can really make a difference,” said Marjorie P. Callahan, professor at the University of Oklahoma Gibbs College of Architecture.

Callahan, a licensed architect, said they focused on many design elements to help with mental health.

“Architecture can really create an atmosphere,” she said.

“Being able to see trees, plants, beautiful landscapes, bring as much natural light into the cells as possible and have access to the outdoors. These are the three things that are our big goals which will hopefully be transferred to the new prison that will be built, ”Zogg added.

An overhaul of the Oklahoma County Jail is something that has been in the works for a long time.

“Our firm has been examining the Oklahoma County Jail for, I can literally say it, decades,” said John Semtner, director of FSB Architects & Engineers.

The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Advisory Council chose the local company as an infrastructure consultant to solve the jail issues.

Semtner is a professional engineer.

“We have visited several facilities as part of this project and others. We have worked in several. When you walk in, they’re clean, they’re respectful, they’re dignified. When you walk into the Oklahoma County Jail, you just want to go out and take a shower, ”he said.

“We really appreciated a lot of what the university project brought. It fits with a lot of national trends about bringing light into spaces, really trying to create a better environment for people to reform, ”Semtner said.

According to psychologist Apryl Alexander, reform must focus.

“There is now a movement towards a more humane correctional design. We know that many prisons are dingy, they are poorly ventilated, they are not well lit. All of these things impact your brain and how you function in these environments, ”said Alexander, professor of forensic psychology at the University of Denver.

“If you go to facilities in Sweden or Norway, you’ll find that a lot of their correctional facilities, even for young people, are more like community centers. Places that support, nurture, ”she explained.

Alexander said proactively helping detainees would benefit communities.

“About 70 percent of the people in our prisons and prisons will return to our communities. So we want to make sure they’re safe, we want to make sure they’re successful in the community when they come back. We need to support their mental health, ”she said.

The Jail Trust and Oklahoma County Commissioners have approved construction of a new jail. The design is still being created.

The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Advisory Council’s recommendations include such things as providing mental health treatment, modernizing module design, and providing space for education and others. programs. Elements like this are in keeping with the “Rebuilding Incarceration” concept created by the university team.

“Buildings can’t solve all problems, but they can definitely make problems worse,” Semtner said.


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sabha: Sahitya Sabha holds discussion on economy and role of women in society | Guwahati News https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/02/sabha-sahitya-sabha-holds-discussion-on-economy-and-role-of-women-in-society-guwahati-news/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 22:51:00 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/02/sabha-sahitya-sabha-holds-discussion-on-economy-and-role-of-women-in-society-guwahati-news/ Guwahati: Asam Sahitya Sabha has launched an initiative to encourage young people to organize research-based debates and speeches on various topics related to the history, economy and literature of the state, among others .As part of this initiative, a program titled “Swadesh Swabhiman” was recently organized by the Sabha at the Assam Book Fair in […]]]>


Guwahati: Asam Sahitya Sabha has launched an initiative to encourage young people to organize research-based debates and speeches on various topics related to the history, economy and literature of the state, among others .
As part of this initiative, a program titled “Swadesh Swabhiman” was recently organized by the Sabha at the Assam Book Fair in Chandmari here. The program discussed the naval combat strategy of General Ahom Lachit Borphukan and others, the relationship between economy and language, the role and place of women in Assamese society, eating habits, dress of the different communities and the desire of the young people of Sabha.
Sabha Chairman and former Police Director General Kuladhar Saikia said: “Although it is an initiative of Asam Sahitya Sabha, the event was fully planned and executed by a group of ‘students from different colleges and universities.
He added: “The young people of the new generation are pretty smart. They study, research and are keen to learn and do something for the Assamese community and the language. The students spoke on various topics related to the history, economics and literature of Assam, among others. One of the students shed light on General Ahom Lachit Borphukan’s naval strategy… how he defeated the Mughals. Another student gave an analytical presentation on the relationship between economics and language. If a community becomes economically strong, only then can it survive.
Seven students – Unmilan Kalita, Tridip Bhagawati, Kallol Kashyap, Gunjan Das, Jharna Bharali, Kiran Koushik Hazarika and Ruma Begum – from different universities and colleges attended the event and spoke about the different topics.


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Moderna to lead majority of Canada’s COVID-19 recall campaign https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/28/moderna-to-lead-majority-of-canadas-covid-19-recall-campaign/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 01:12:38 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/28/moderna-to-lead-majority-of-canadas-covid-19-recall-campaign/ COVID-19 vaccines are administered at a mass vaccination clinic run by Switch Health in Mississauga, Ont., December 24, 2021.Chris Young / The Canadian Press Moderna will be the primary supplier of COVID-19 vaccine doses for the nation’s recall campaigns, as governments across the country urge eligible Canadians to receive their third vaccine as soon as […]]]>


COVID-19 vaccines are administered at a mass vaccination clinic run by Switch Health in Mississauga, Ont., December 24, 2021.Chris Young / The Canadian Press

Moderna will be the primary supplier of COVID-19 vaccine doses for the nation’s recall campaigns, as governments across the country urge eligible Canadians to receive their third vaccine as soon as possible in the face of a booming fifth wave.

The federal government says it has obtained enough COVID-19 recalls to ensure that all eligible people receive their doses at the appropriate interval. However, with deliveries of Pfizer’s doses early in the year and Moderna no later than 2021, Canadians won’t necessarily have a choice between vaccines when they reach out for the final jab.

This means that many Canadians who received doses of Pfizer for their first and second injections could get their boost against the new Omicron variant of a Moderna injection. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said it recognizes that people may prefer the same brand of vaccine for all injections, but stressed that the mRNA vaccine mix is ​​safe and protects against COVID -19.

“NACI recommended that the mix and match, or heterologous schedule, be protective, and for Canadians who have received a viral vector for their primary series, preferably,” said the PHAC spokesperson. , Mark Johnson, in a statement.

In June, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) said it expected mixing different vaccines “to lead to a robust immune response.”

Canada received approximately half the number of doses of Pfizer than doses of Moderna in the last quarter of 2021 and will get nearly double the number of Moderna doses in January compared to Pfizer injections. Additionally, since people in most age groups who get an injection of Moderna for their booster only need half a dose, shipments of Moderna will cover many more people than those of Pfizer. . A full dose of Moderna is recommended for boosters for adults 70 years of age and older and people with severe immunosuppression.

“More than 8.6 million full doses of Moderna Spikevax were imported in the last quarter of 2021, sufficient vaccine for up to 17.3 million boosters. 9.3 million additional full doses of Moderna Spikevax are expected in January, ”said Johnson.

Canada has signed additional agreements with Pfizer and Moderna for the delivery of their COVID-19 mRNA vaccines in 2022, 2023 and 2024. But while Canada has already received its doses from its original contract with Pfizer, about the half are still expected from Moderna.

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Last week, Myl̬ne Drouin, director of public health for Montreal, said the city had more Moderna than Pfizer on hand and sought to reassure Quebeckers that the branding is safe Рand especially important given the need for reminders.

“The change in dose from Pfizer to Moderna is safe – it offers protection against Omicron,” said Dr. Drouin. “Moderna is a good vaccine and we don’t see in the literature that it has more side effects. “

The NACI recommendation that Pfizer vaccine should preferably be given to people aged 12 to 29 years for their first round of vaccines (first two doses) and for the third shot for people between 18 and 29 years of age also puts pressure on sourcing from Pfizer. was administered because of the lower risk of myocarditis or pericarditis with Pfizer injection.

“In people over the age of 30, either of the mRNA vaccines can be used for the booster,” said the Independent Vaccine Advisory Group.

In light of this advice, Johnson said PHAC is calling on provinces to “carefully plan, reserve and monitor their supply of Pfizer to ensure access to this age group.”

“Canada has obtained sufficient doses of Pfizer vaccine to meet needs based on NACI’s preferred recommendations” that Pfizer should be used for younger age groups, Johnson said. “Canada also has an adequate supply of Moderna Spikevax, which has been shown to be safe and very effective and which is readily available for age groups 30 years and older. “

In Ontario, Alexandra Hilkene, spokesperson for Health Minister Christine Elliott, said the province advises public health units to ensure an adequate supply of Pfizer for young people before offering the option between Pfizer and Moderna for older groups.

“Given the historic adoption of Pfizer, some public health units are experiencing limited supply,” Ms. Hilkene said.

The province asked Ottawa for four million doses of Pfizer in January, but it is unlikely to get that many, as the whole country receives just five million doses of Pfizer in January. In its statement to the Globe, the Public Health Agency of Canada said doses are broken down on a per capita basis and provinces and territories have already been made aware of planned supply levels.

“We will work closely with the federal government to understand the supply of inbound vaccines from January through March, but we have been assured that there will be enough vaccines for all Ontarians as we continue to expand rapidly booster capacity and eligibility, ”said Ms. Hilkene.

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