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‘Just once’ location sharing, ‘sign-in with Apple’ give users more control over personal data

first_img‘Just once’ location sharing, ‘sign-in with Apple’ give users more control over personal dataYou are here: Posted on 4th June 2019Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Apple is doubling down on privacy as a differentiator against Android. Yesterday at Apple’s WWDC conference the company emphasized privacy and announced two features of iOS 13 that give users more control over their data: “just once” location sharing and sign-in with Apple.Just once location sharing. Just once sharing joins, “never,” “while using the app” and “always.” Google recently matched these location settings, adding a “while in use” option in the forthcoming Android Q update. Previously it had only give users the option to always share or entirely block location access.Apple’s new ‘just once’ will users to share location, as the name suggests, only once if desired. If the app wants location again it will need to ask permission again. It’s uncertain how many people will utilize this feature but it enables Apple to lay claim to more privacy controls than Android around location.Apple is also going to prevent developer use of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or user IP address to infer user location when explicit permission has not been granted. And users will receive alerts when apps are using location in the background without consent. Apple is effectively shutting down any use of location on the iPhone without user opt-in consent.Sign in with Apple. Users seeking to avoid creating additional accounts for third party apps on the iPhone have had the option to sign-in with Google or Facebook. Apple is now adding a “sign-in with Apple” feature, which is intended to protect user privacy.People will be able to use Apple ID to create and sign in to accounts. Where a name and email address are required Apple will create a “random email address” on behalf of the user. Users will then be able to sign in with Face ID or Touch ID. The created email will apparently forward to users’ iCloud accounts. How this will actually work, remains to be seen.Other stuff Apple announced at WWDC. The company made a list of other announcements. They include a boatload of other new iOS 13 features, Apple Maps upgrades, Siri voice recognition improvements, macOS Catalina, a new iPadOS, HomeKit, WatchOS and tvOS tweaks and improvements, AirPods software improvements, a new Mac Pro and a new high-end display.Why you should care. Apple doesn’t make money off ads — except search ads in the app store — so cynics will argue the company can use privacy as a marketing tactic and selling feature of iOS. Google and Facebook are doing their own, more carefully calibrated versions of this as well, both touting new privacy features and controls at their respective developer conferences earlier this year.It’s not yet clear how material the impact of Apple’s privacy changes will be on marketers. Sign-in with Apple may not have a significant impact (especially if it’s clunky in practice) and just-once location sharing may be used by relatively few people. Paradoxically, however, evidence shows that when users have more control over privacy they tend to be more comfortable sharing personal data like location.The post ‘Just once’ location sharing, ‘sign-in with Apple’ give users more control over personal data appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: ‘Just once’ location sharing, ‘sign-in with Apple’ give users more control over personal data HomeDigital Marketing‘Just once’ location sharing, ‘sign-in with Apple’ give users more control over personal data Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019last_img read more

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Must-Hit: Music Makes Me Happy Takes Over Voltage Lounge With An Artists Showcase Featuring Carvin & Ivan, John Graves, BriaMarie, Jacqueline Constance, Suzann Christine, Youssef Kromah

first_img Music Makes Me Happy is bringing their first artist showcase to Voltage Lounge in Philadelphia on Wednesday, July 22nd. A multiple city showcase, the Philly show is packed with the area’s best including John Graves, BriaMarie, Suzann Christine, and Youssef Kromah. The night is packed with exciting segments including an opening performance from Jacqueline Constance. GRAMMY-nominated producers Ivan Barias and Carvin Haggins will also be presented with the Music Makes Me Happy Community Award. Hosted by Joshua Nelson this night will be full of great music and it’s all for a great cause. The proceeds from the event will help fund Music Makes Me Happy education initiatives in Philadelphia, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Music Makes Me Happy is the brainchild of Joshua Dingle. Between apparel, networking events, and musical performances, Music Makes Me Happy creates community among people with one common love, music. Their support for the arts is creating a movement. Artists like Jazmine Sullivan, Da Truth, Lecrae and more have been spotted rocking their apparel. Come out to support not only great artists from Philadelphia that will sing your socks off, but also a great cause! Grab your tickets now, the first 50 RSVPs will get a special Music Makes Me Happy Gift Bag! Music Makes Me Happy Artist Showcase When: Wednesday, July 22, 7 p.m. Where: Voltage Lounge, 421 N 7th Street Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door More Info: Click here. Suzann Christine(Courtesy of the artists)last_img read more

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Parties in Stem Cell Lawsuit Want to Keep University of California Out

first_imgToday, the two sides in the court battle over whether federally funded research on human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) is legal both registered their opposition to the University of California’s (UC’s) request this week to become a party to the suit, the first university to do so.  In briefs submitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals to the D.C. Circuit, the plaintiffs, two researchers who study adult stem cells, argue that UC hasn’t justified why it should be allowed to join at this late stage, more than a year after the plaintiffs originally sued. The Justice Department, which is defending the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services, says that although UC “has a valuable and significant perspective to offer,” making it a party to the case would invite more universities to weigh in and would slow the appeal down. Instead, Justice attorneys suggest that UC should submit an amicus (friend of the court) brief supporting the government’s position. Both sides say UC’s interests are adequately represented by the government. At 10 a.m. on Monday, 27 September, the appeals court will hear oral arguments about whether the court should issue a longer stay of a district court’s 23 August preliminary injunction that halted hESC research for more than 2 weeks. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)See our complete coverage of this issue.last_img read more

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Gene Therapists Ask to Be Released From the RAC

first_img The main U.S. professional society representing gene therapists argued this week that clinical trials in their maturing field should no longer be required to undergo review by a special federal advisory committee. Although others disagree, many say it’s time to take a fresh look at the role of the venerable Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC). RAC was created in 1974 to oversee all gene splicing experiments, then later shifted its focus mainly to human gene therapy. In the mid-1990s, then-National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Harold Varmus questioned whether RAC was needed, and its mission was changed from approving protocols to offering advice. But any NIH-funded researcher who proposes a gene therapy trial is still required to send a thick application to the RAC’s 21 researchers, ethicists, public representatives, and others for review. The committee selects about 20% of the 50 to 100 protocols it receives each year for discussion at its public meetings. The RAC also oversees institutional biosafety committees and updates NIH’s guidelines for working with recombinant DNA. But now after 20 years of experience, more than 1000 U.S. trials, and a growing number of gene therapy successes in the clinic, some researchers say it’s time to end RAC review of gene therapy protocols. One big reason, they say, is that the proposals are already reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and institutional ethics and biosafety boards, which now have plenty of experience with the field. “Gene therapy is overregulated to the point where it’s crippling progress,” says Xandra Breakefield of Massachusetts General Hospital in Charlestown, president-elect of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT). 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In a recent letter to the RAC and a statement that Breakefield read at a RAC meeting yesterday, the society says that instead of reviewing individual protocols, RAC should instead focus on “new areas of research.” This proposal got a mixed reaction from RAC members and others who submitted comments online. While many gene therapists agree—including the ASGCT’s European counterpart—some have suggested that RAC reviews remain valuable for assessing the safety and ethics of novel therapies and can actually speed review by other bodies. Commenters also lauded RAC’s value as a forum for public discussions that doesn’t exist in other areas of clinical research. “It would be a mistake to underestimate the importance,” said Claudia Mickelson, biosafety officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. The chair of RAC, Yuman Fong of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, urged caution: “To go from reviewing most things to reviewing nothing is a big step.” He also noted that because no gene therapy treatments have yet been approved by the FDA, public trust is “very important.” At the same time, he agrees that the RAC should have “a dialogue” about whether it should “pare back” its role. Amy Patterson, NIH associate director for science policy, said that NIH has no plans to do away with the RAC: “We still believe it’s important to have that transparent forum.” But she says NIH is “happy to think about ways to streamline the RAC process,” and is likely to host a broader discussion. Apers0n/Wikimedia last_img read more

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F2 completes comeback, wins PSL Grand Prix title at expense of Petron

first_imgThe Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Paul, Rockets roll past Spurs for 12th straight win ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netF2 Logistics completed its comeback after rolling past Petron, 25-20, 25-20, 20-25, 25-18, in Game 3 to capture the 2017 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix title Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.This is the Cargo Movers’ first Grand Prix title and second overall after winning the All-Filipino championship in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Malditas save PH from shutoutcenter_img Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH MJ Perez, who led F2 with 24 points, then secured the championship with a booming kill for the Cargo Movers.Cruz, who was the heroine in Game 2, added 16 points for the Cargo Movers while Kennedy Bryan and Mary Joy Baron had 12 points apiece.Hillary Hurley was the lone Blaze Spiker to finish in double digits with 25 points.ADVERTISEMENT F2 dropped the finals opener on Tuesday in three sets before forging a winner-take-all with a 25-20, 24-26, 14-25, 25-19, 15-4 victory in Game 2.“The players really wanted this victory, you can just see that after they came back from 9-0 in the previous game, and we were down two sets then,” said F2 head coach Ramil De Jesus. “Who would’ve thought this team would still recover.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingAfter struggling to shrug off the Blaze Spikers early in the fourth set, the Cargo Movers used a small 6-1 scoring spurt with Cha Cruz capping it off with an off-the-block kill that gave F2 a 17-11 lead.Cruz then, came up big in the clutch anew with a service ace that put F2 up 23-17 and setter Kim Fajardo’s off speed attempt landing square in the middle of Petron’s defense sending the Cargo Movers at match point, 24-18.last_img read more

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Korean nonprofits know fundraising: post from Seoul

first_imgSuzyQuzy, FlickrPhoto from today of me with my hosts at the Beautiful FoundationI’m in Seoul, where I was fortunate enough to present to 300 nonprofits at a fundraising conference organized by the Seoul-based Beautiful Foundation. The Beautiful Foundation, which bears the slogan, Beyonnd Charity Toward Change, is a nine-year-old public interest foundation here that grants $7 million annually. Its flagship giving campaign, 1% Sharing, is well known to South Koreans and has inspired a growing philanthropic sector. It urges people to give 1% of their money, time or talent to a good cause. The foundation staff say their name comes from a Dorothy Parker quote: “To a charitable organization, money was sent with good will. What is beautiful is not the words, but the will.” (Personally, as a fundraiser, I like the Dorothy Parker quote, “The two most beautiful words in the English language are ‘cheque enclosed.’”).Giving in Korea is beginning to take off as the country enjoys prosperity. Two-thirds of South Koreans give money and a quarter volunteer, and the amount donated is increasing annually. I wanted to highlight some of the foundation’s great fundraising work, which seeks to build on these trends. Their Lego-like building block project had people collect coins in building blocks, which were then put together in the city to showcase charitable giving. You can see some of the blocks behind us in our photo above. And there is a great write-up of the project here.Supporters bought colourful Lego block banks to collect their donations. These were purchased online or in bulk and given to business employees or school students. A leaflet explaining how people could take part was distributed with each block bank. The leaflet also had stories from various supporters who came from all walks of life. Over the event period, supporters collected their monies in the block bank; on 6 December 2008 they brought their block banks to a central location in Seoul to join in a group Lego-building activity. Those who lived outside the capital were able to send their block banks before this activity.This year, they are creating a project that involves real leaves imprinted with the slogan that has a double meaning of roughly, “Hope does not fall,” and “hope can’t be defeated.” Here are two leaves they left with me.What they have done so well, particularly with the Lego project, is not only inspiring giving but making it participatory and visible. This is so important in creating a sense that giving is growing and establishing a new social norm. It is a great model for all of us to follow.What can you do to make the act of giving more engaging?last_img read more

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Simba battle Yanga to sign Zanzibar Star Banka

first_imgLigi kuu Bara TPL Wrap: Simba battle Yanga to sign Zanzibar Star Banka Meshack Brighton Last updated 2 years ago 03:29 11/12/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mohamed Issa - Mtibwa Spotiarena Ligi kuu Bara Tanzania Prisons v Simba Young Africans v Mbeya City Young Africans Mbeya City Simba Tanzania Prisons Goal takes a look at the biggest news and transfer stories from the Tanzania Premier League, Taifa Stars and Tanzanians abroad Simba are reportedly battling Young Africans for the signature of Mtibwa’s Mohamed Issa ‘Banka’.Simba and Yanga are both said to have scouted the Zanzibar player who is more likely to join Yanga.The central midfielder has continued his superb form into the early season with Yanga sending scouts to watch him in Mtibwa’s matches in October, according to reports. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Simba want Adam Miraji to replace Shomari KapombeSimba vs MtibwaSimba coach Joseph Omog has targeted African Lyon right back Miraji Adam to partner with Ally Shomari as a potential replacement for Shomari Kapombe, according to a report.Miraji told Goal that, Simba need him to partner with Ally Shomari after learning that the sidelined Shomari Kapombe will take long time than expected to get back in Msimbazi side club.”It is true, in the second half of the league I may join Simba if things will be as planned based on what we agreed, but for now I am still African Lyon player.”African Lyon are bracing themselves for the departure of Miraji Adam, as he has yet to commit to a new contract and is therefore able to speak to other clubs from January.Preview: Benin vs TanzaniaSalum Mayanga - Taifa StarsTaifa Stars head coach Salum Mayanga believes a victory against Benin will lift the country’s chance of climbing in the FIFA rankings.In the current Fifa ranking Benin is placed 79th, while Tanzania lies at position 139. This is a revenge encounter for Benin which lost 4-1 in a friendly held at the Tanzania National Stadium on October 14, 2014. The weekend encounter is scheduled to be held at the Stade de l’Amitiein Cotonou.Mayanga said Stars were going to face tough opposition from Benin due to the fact that most of the team’s players were featuring in various major leagues such as France, Austria, Cyprus and Turkey.“It is a good test for Taifa Stars, which is playing for the first time in Benin. We normally play our international friendly matches against Southern and East African opposition, but we managed to secure the game against Benin, which is among strong teams on the African continent,” said Mayanga.The tactician reavealed that players were currently in top morale and were ready to showcase their skills in the encounter. The team, including officials who took with them rice to prepare for the contigent while in Benin, left the country on Thursday.“My selection of Taifa Stars players was based on theor performance in various league matches in the Tanzania Mainland premier league.“The match against Benin will not be easy as we are playing a team that comprises experienced players who want a victory due to their previous 4-1 loss at our backyard,” said Mayanga.Mayanga said he was aware of the importance of the encounter even though team captain Mbwana Samatta was out of the squad due to injury. Other players who are not in the squad are Ramadhan Kabwili, Dickson Job, Mohamed Issa and Yohana Mkomola.“We will train here (Cotonou) for two days before we face Benin. The match is scheduled to start at 6pm Tanzanian time and we hope to record the best result possible,” he said. He said players such as Erasto Nyoni and Mzamilu Yasin were excluded from the squad after being shown a red card in the previous international friendly against Malawi at the Uhuru Stadium.“I have replaced Nyoni and Yasin with Jonas Mkude from Simba Sports Club and Mudathiri Yahya from Singida United, as the two players have shown great progress in previous league matches and I believe they will fill the gap,” he said.last_img read more

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England friendlies with Qatar on cards after FA agrees partnership

first_imgQatar World Cup Topics The FA The Football Association has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Qatar Football Association ahead of the Gulf State hosting the 2022 World Cup.Three years after Greg Dyke, FA chairman at the time, described Qatar being awarded the World Cup as “the worst moment in Fifa’s history”, his successor Greg Clarke was in Doha to forge links with the country.As part of the cooperation deal, the two countries have committed to exploring the possibility of arranging friendlies across age groups.“The FA is pleased to commit to this knowledge-sharing partnership with the Qatar Football Association,” Clarke said.“We have a long history of collaboration with various national associations to share knowledge and experience to support the development of football.“For Qatar, developing the game across the country is a key objective as they approach the hosting of the Fifa World Cup in 2022.”Clarke also visited Khalifa International Stadium, which is the first ground to open that will be used for the World Cup.Ajay Sharma, the British ambassador to Qatar, was also part of the touring party and he hopes the agreement will lead to further links between the two nations.“I am delighted that the English Football Association has signed MoUs with the Qatar Football Association and the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy during the visit to Doha of the FA chairman, Greg Clarke,” Sharma said.“This will mark the beginning of even deeper cooperation between our two countries, and underlines the UK’s support for Qatar in delivering a successful World Cup 2022.” Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn news Share on Twitter Football politics Share via Email England Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp World Cup 2022 Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Lindsey Vonn: a daredevil champion never afraid to show her scars

first_imgUS sports Facebook Olympic athletes have an unfortunate tendency to be recognized only for what they accomplish during the Games, and these days that fame is even more fleeting than it was in the past. Ashton Eaton became arguably the greatest all-round athlete in the world when he won decathlon gold at the 2016 Olympics but he is hardly a household name – a comparison of Google Trends shows him lagging far behind golfer Jordan Spieth over the past five years. And Eaton won the hallmark Olympic event twice.In the case of Lindsey Vonn, who has retired from skiing after finishing third in the downhill at the World Championships on Sunday, it was her high-profile relationships with Tiger Woods and NHL star PK Subban that kept her in the headlines rather than her achievements on the slopes. That’s because her home country, obsessed with its domestic sports leagues, tends not to notice skiing World Cups or World Championships. And that’s a pity, because the 34-year-old fashioned a model of consistent winning and resiliency that few athletes can match, until a long string of injuries finally forced her into retirement. Topics … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Pinterest Since you’re here… Her US teammate Mikaela Shiffrin, who won the super-G at this week’s World Championships, may well supplant Vonn one day as the most decorated female skier of all time. But, for now at least, it is time to pay tribute to one of history’s greatest skiers. U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team (@usskiteam).@lindseyvonn greeted by legend Ingemar Stenmark 🇸🇪 in the finish area with flowers. 💐 Two legends unite!! @Are2019 #are2019 pic.twitter.com/Y0jZ9MgWROFebruary 10, 2019 Lindsey Vonn raced flat out whenever she had the chance. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images But as well as being a fierce competitor, Vonn was always human. She could be offbeat – she started her own herd of livestock after choosing a cow (“because she was really cute”) as a prize over a $5,000 check after a World Cup win at Val d’Isere. The cow, Olympe, turned out to be pregnant and Vonn now owns a family of them.And, perhaps most importantly, she was never afraid to admit she suffered like the rest of us – despite her gifts, fame and money. “She never acts like she is on Olympus, where she could be,” her friend and rival Sofia Goggia said last year. As well as her physical burdens, she has been open about her bouts of depression, which she has managed with medication, the support of her family and her beloved rescue dogs. “Everything about my life seemed so perfect to people. But I struggle like everyone else,” Vonn told the People magazine in 2012, adding that at one point in 2008: “I couldn’t get out of bed anymore. I felt hopeless, empty, like a zombie.” Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. Share on Facebook Lindsey Vonn: ‘There’s nothing special about me. I just ski fast’ Share on Pinterestcenter_img Twitter Support The Guardian Skiing features Share on Twitter During that run, she was nominated three times for the global Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award, winning in 2011. In 2016, she was nominated for the organization’s Comeback of the Year, appropriately for a woman who has battled back from countless ill-timed injuries, a by-product of her willingness to put her body on the line in a dangerous discipline. No one was more aggressive in the pursuit of victory than Vonn: “I’m willing to risk everything every time I’m in the starting gate, but it’s also been the reason I’ve crashed so many times” she told the Guardian in 2018.The injuries – which often struck around the Olympics and World Championships, limiting her medal haul in the marquee events – range from a slashed thumb from a champagne bottle sustained at the 2009 World Championships to the horrific crash in the 2013 World Championship super-G, where the broadcasters’ microphones picked up her shrieks as she skidded down the course. She was airlifted off the slope and was diagnosed with a brutal combination of injuries in her right leg – a torn ACL and MCL and a tibia fracture.But after each crash, she showed a fierce – perhaps impatient – determination to get back to the starting gate. She tried to return for the 2014 Olympics but suffered another injury setback when she reinjured her knee. Perhaps it’s no wonder she’s now dating Subban, who plays a sport in which injured players are expected to get stitched up and get back on the ice as quickly as possible. Few other people could comprehend how she could suffer injury after injury and return.Vonn turned 30 in 2014, a few months after missing the Olympics. But she wasn’t done. She took bronze in the 2015 World Championship super-G and came back for another bronze in the 2017 downhill, raising her total of World Championship medals to seven. And in Pyeongchang last year, she took a third Olympic medal – a bronze – to go with her gold and bronze from the Vancouver Games in 2010. Share via Email Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Read more In another country, perhaps each of Vonn’s 82 World Cup wins – more than any woman and just four shy of Ingemar Stenmark’s men’s record of 86 – would have led the sports broadcasts. Certainly her 20 crystal globes for World Cup season titles, more than any man or woman, would be celebrated. Even the New England Patriots couldn’t match the five-year run she had from 2008 to 2012, when she won four overall World Cup championships. Share on LinkedIn Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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2,700 teaching and non-teaching staff of DU colleges may not get salaries

first_img Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJune 2, 2019UPDATED: June 2, 2019 17:59 IST The 12 colleges, fully funded by the Delhi government, are facing a severe financial crunch and finding it difficult to pay salaries and develop infrastructure.Over 2,700 teaching and non-teaching staff of 12 Delhi University colleges may not get salaries from this month if the AAP government continues to withhold release of funds over non-formation of governing bodies.These 12 colleges, fully funded by the Delhi government, are facing a severe financial crunch and finding it difficult to pay salaries and develop infrastructure.The issue of formation of governing bodies has resulted in an impasse between Delhi University and the city government, with both accusing each other of delaying the process.A Delhi government official said, “There is no delay from our side. As soon as we get response on the clarification we sought from colleges, we will proceed.” Anurag Mishra, a professor at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, said, “The salaries of teaching and non-teaching staff have been delayed. We have exhausted funds.””This year, due to the EWS category being introduced, there will be an increase in the intake of students but there is no money for infrastructure development. Classrooms and labs have been built to accommodate a particular number of students. But if the college wants to expand the existing infrastructure, they do not have the funds,” he added.Acharya Narendra Dev CollegeAccording to an official from Acharya Narendra Dev College, who requested anonymity, “The college has been forced to divert funds from college society fund to salary account. This can only go on for a month or so. The college has not even released the arrears of seventh pay commission to our teachers. The college principal has sent two letters to the Delhi government urging it to release funds but to no avail.”advertisementHe said the college is staring at a chaotic situation from next month when they will have no money to pay the salaries of teachers and the new academic session will be commencing.Aryabhatta College Manoj Sinha, the principal of Aryabhatta College and secretary of a principals’ association of the university, said the colleges were suffering due to the impasse.”The stopping of grants by any agency — Delhi government or UGC — is detrimental to the overall health of an institution. This is not an acceptable form of tussle between two powerful bodies…”According to a university official, if a college is fully funded by an institution, it means that its gets 95 to 97 per cent of the funds from it and two to three per cent from student fees. Colleges get Rs 35 to 50 crore in funding depending on the size and staff strength of the college and Rs 2 crore to Rs 4 crore from student fees annually.Every college is paying Rs two to four crore monthly to its teaching and non-teaching staff so if there is fund crunch, they can only pay a month’s salary from the student fees.If the college does not get a major chunk of funds, it does not have anything to fall upon. The colleges usually start off by cutting off various allowances, then activities and then delaying salaries in the event of a fund crunch.Aditi MahavidyalayaAn official from Aditi Mahavidyalaya said, “From the last two months, we have been paying the salaries of teachers from the student fund but this is a temporary solution. We do not have money left to pay the salary of teachers from next month. The college wrote two letters to the Higher Education Department of the Delhi government in April and May but there has been no response.”Sources claimed that there is a similar situation in Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar College where teachers might not get the salary of June.READ:rajresults.nic.in to release RBSE 10th Result 2019 tomorrow, 11 lakh students waiting for the resultBhagini Nivedita CollegeThe administration of Bhagini Nivedita College has released salaries but medical reimbursement has not been issued for May. Similarly, the authorities at Keshav Mahavidyalaya have disbursed salaries but medical reimbursement has not been given.There were speculations that the Delhi government wants to bring these 12 colleges of Delhi University under Ambedkar University, which is run by it.Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had written a letter on April 16 to the Secretary, Higher Education stating that no funds should be given to 28 colleges (fully or partially funded by them) till they form their governing bodies.Following Sisodia’s letter to the Delhi University vice-chancellor on April 23, the university wrote to the Directorate of Higher Education asking it to finalise the names to be nominated for the governing bodies of the colleges.Responding to the letter, Sisodia said the university should have sent at least 400 names to the panel, instead of just 188.advertisementHe also asked whether the names were cleared by the varsity’s executive council and advised that the term of the existing governing bodies be extended.On Thursday, a DU official said that the Delhi government has to first short-list the names and send them back to the varsity which will then be vetted by the university’s EC.The 12 colleges fully-funded by the Delhi government are Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education & Sports Science, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Shaheed Raj Guru College , Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, Acharya Narendra Dev College, Bhagini Nivedita College, Keshav Maha Vidyalaya, Maharaja Agrasen College, Aditi Mahavidyalaya, Mahirishi Balmiki College of Education and Bhaskara Charya College of Applied Science.Sixteen colleges, that are partially-funded by the Delhi government, are Shivaji College, Motilal Nehru College, Laxmi Bai College, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Maiteryi College, SPM College for Women, Satyawati College, Vivekanand College, Rajdhani College , Kamla Nehru College, Gargi College, Swami Shardhanand College, Kalindi College, Bharti College, Sri Aurbindo College and Delhi College of Arts and Commerce.READ: Afternoon naps can boost happiness and IQ of kids: StudyGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? 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