Sheriff Tony Dedicates $1 Million to Racial Equity and Implicit Bias…

first_imgOn Friday, June 5, the Broward County Chiefs of Police Association (BCCPA) held a news conference at the Broward Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Building to show their solidarity against the in-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and to announce a plan of action. “I’m committing $1 million to fund the launch of this program,” Sheriff Gregory Tony said. This is an increase in the $500,000 that was initially committed to this initiative in 2019. Watch the Sheriff Tony’s announcement below:center_img In light of the tragedy, law enforcement agencies across Broward County will join BSO in participating in the countywide Racial Equity and Implicit Bias Training Program for law enforcement officers which aims to combat racism. Standing together to ensure a safer Broward, Sheriff Tony and BCCPA routinely discuss concerns in the community and work toward the best solutions.last_img read more

England target World Cup semis after Belgium stun Brazil

first_img“President Putin called me before the (last-16) game with the Spanish and after,” said Cherchesov, who masterminded a win against Spain on penalties in the last 16.“Of course when the president supports you, it makes us comfortable. The players know this and it is just an extra boost for us in terms of motivation.”– Brazil sent packing again –Five-time champions Brazil had arrived in Russia with high hopes of putting the humiliation of their 7-1 semi-final thrashing on home soil by Germany four years ago behind them, but were instead sent packing by a clinical Belgian outfit.Belgium’s ‘golden generation’ had looked on the brink of another major tournament disappointment when 2-0 down midway through the second half of their last-16 tie against Japan, but roared back in that game before punishing Brazil time and again with blistering counter-attacks.The Selecao piled the pressure on their opponents in a gripping second half, but could only drag one goal back through substitute Renato Augusto’s header after Fernandinho’s early own goal and a sweet strike by Kevin De Bruyne.The recriminations for Brazil will start in earnest after failing to reach the final for a fourth consecutive World Cup, with coach Tite sure to come under fire despite being widely praised in the build-up to the tournament.The defeat means that Brazil’s Pele-inspired triumph 60 years ago in Sweden remains the last time a South American side has won the title on European soil.“It’s a heavy, bitter feeling. This was very hard for us to swallow,” said Tite.Neymar left in tears at the final whistle, refusing to talk to waiting media.Next up for Roberto Martinez’s Belgium is a mouthwatering semi-final with France, who comfortably beat a Uruguay side shorn of the injured Edinson Cavani to back up their thrilling victory against Argentina in the previous round.Raphael Varane’s towering header gave Deschamps’s men the lead before Uruguayan goalkeeper Fernando Muslera’s dreadful error gifted Antoine Griezmann the game-clinching goal.“We had done something big against Argentina and today we have again raised our level,” Deschamps said. “I have a good team that still has plenty of room for improvement.“You can see our lack of experience sometimes, but we have so many qualities too.”Share on: WhatsApp Samara, Russia | AFP | Harry Kane will seek to fire England into their first World Cup semi-final for 28 years when they face Sweden on Saturday after Brazil were dumped out in the last eight by Belgium.Gareth Southgate’s young side face the Scandinavians in Samara at 1400 GMT with a place in the last four against either Croatia or hosts Russia up for grabs.In the other half of the draw, Belgium’s 2-1 win against Brazil set up a meeting with France in Saint Petersburg next week after Didier Deschamps’s side saw off two-time winners Uruguay 2-0.With the exits of Brazil and Uruguay, there are no multiple winners left in the competition, while it is the first time in history that none of Brazil, Germany or Argentina have made the semi-finals.That leaves perhaps the most wide-open World Cup of modern times heading towards the final week, and England manager Southgate has called on his team to take advantage.“We came into this tournament as the least experienced team — we were one of the youngest teams in it,” he said. “But we said that we’re an improving side who want to make our own history.”The 1966 champions edged out Colombia in the last 16 with their first-ever World Cup penalty shootout win after three previous defeats, securing a first knockout-round victory at a major tournament since beating Ecuador in 2006.“We’ve already had our first knockout win in 12 years, our first win in a penalty shootout in a World Cup for England, the highest number of goals scored in an individual game (against Panama),” added former defender Southgate.“We want to keep making that history.”England’s talismanic captain Kane, with six goals in Russia so far, is the hot favourite to win the Golden Boot, two ahead of Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku.Sweden, who reached the quarter-finals courtesy of Emil Forsberg’s deflected strike against Switzerland, are trying to reach their first semi-final since 1994 after a solid campaign in which they have kept three clean sheets in four matches.– Russia charge –Widely written off, including by their own supporters, before the tournament began, hosts Russia know they now stand just two matches from the July 15 final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.An impressive Croatia outfit led by midfield lynchpins Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic stand in their way on Saturday in Sochi, but coach Stanislav Cherchesov said his side were boosted by the support of President Vladimir Putin.last_img read more

Younis may quit ODI cricket after Eng series

first_imgSenior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan is contemplating calling it a day from one-day internationals after the series against England in the UAE.Well-informed sources told PTI on Monday that Younis might announce his retirement from one-day internationals during or after the four-match series.“There has been so much controversy over his selection in the one-day team and plus the clear indications from the team management that they want to build a young team for the World Cup 2019 that Younis is contemplating retirement,” one source confirmed. Also Read – A league of his own!He said that Younis, 37, has been waiting for the right time to call it a day from 50-overs cricket and the series against England gives him this chance.“He has not decided as yet but he himself is keen to end the controversy surrounding his selection for ODIs and there is a chance he might decide to take a bow himself after having played the series against England,” the source said. Younis was recalled to the Pakistan squad for the series last week after he last played an ODI in the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in March 2015. Also Read – Domingo named new Bangladesh cricket coachSince March 2013 the senior batsman, who has been in record breaking form in Test cricket, has been out of the ODI squad for long periods and has played just 11 matches in the last two and half years. “His close friends and cricket advisors also feel Younis should retire from ODIs when he is in the team and do it himself,” the source stated. Sources close to the national selectors also said they got vibes from Younis that he might quit ODIs next month. The selectors earlier this year had made an offer to Younis to lead the team in Zimbabwe when Azhar Ali was not available but quit afterwards but he declined the offer saying he will quit on his own terms. Head coach Waqar Younis during his recent meetings with chief selector Haroon Rasheed in Sharjah assured him that Younis would not sit on the bench and get a chance to play the full series. The chief selector after much difficulty managed to convince the head coach to give the in-form Younis a shot in the ODI series.last_img read more

How do I find access to IT systems to allow for online

first_imgJanuary 11, 2008 Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. min read Hi C.J. and thanks for your email. There are some very high-powered systems you could consider and then there are more low cost and simpler solutions.For example, using Google calendar (calendar.google.com), you can have a calendar and have clients get automatic updates to the calendar via RSS and email (so you have a double solution).Microsoft’s OfficeLive is another option. It has a schedule and calendar feature service. You might want to work with a local consultant to have them customize a solution for you as well.37 signals (37signals.com) makes great tools for scheduling and project coordination.Webex Office (weboffice.com) is a powerful intranet which has calendaring and could have the tools for you. Another tool is Catalyst web.These are a few options you might want to consider!Ramon RaySmallbiztechnology.com Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Listen Nowlast_img read more