Steer clear of integrity ‘traps’

first_img 30SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As leaders, we must operate at the highest level of integrity. If we don’t, we risk damaging not only our own reputations but those of our employees and organizations.“Every leader has the responsibility to hone his or her integrity,” writes emotional intelligence expert Travis Bradberry in a recent post. His article explains several “integrity traps” that can “catch well-meaning leaders off guard.” Such traps include:Fostering a cult of personality. It’s easy to get caught up in your own point of view as the organization’s leader. We can’t forget that we are in a leadership position to serve others, not just to have things our way.Dodging accountability. “The very best leaders take the blame but share the credit,” Bradberry writes.Lacking self-awareness. This comes down to emotional intelligence, Bradberry writes, and the importance of trying to see ourselves as others see us. continue reading »last_img read more

South African film placed second in international competition

first_imgFilmmakers around the world made powerful public service announcement movies on human trafficking and modern day slavery for the HeardPSA campaign. The South African team impressed judges with their offering.Quentin Chong, a Muay Thai world champion, has been working in South Africa for more than 16 years. He and his team made a film, Open Your Eyes, that focuses on the effects of human trafficking for the HeardPSA campaign in 2017. (Image: Mark Wijsman)Brand South Africa reporterThe South African film Open Your Eyes, which shows the harsh realities of human trafficking and modern day slavery, has been placed second in the international HeardPSA campaign.HeardPSA took place to highlight “My Freedom Day” for 2017, in partnership with CNN and the Global Sustainability Network. Filmmakers around the world were tasked to submit powerful public service announcements (PSAs) relating to human trafficking and modern-day slavery. HeardPSA raises awareness of the issue.It says 49% of trafficking victims are women and 33% are children. “There are an estimated 45.8-million people in bondage today, more than at any time in human history. More than half of all cases of exploitation involve the sex trade,” reads the HeardPSA website“Slaves cannot raise their hand to be counted nor their voice to be heard.”Human traffickingHuman trafficking is the act of taking people from their homes under false pretences or by force, according to Tsireledzani!, the South African government initiative to combat the crime. The term “Tsireledzani” means “Protect” in Tshi-Venda, one of the South Africa’s 11 official languages.The programme is headed by the National Prosecuting Authority and involves government departments, international organisations and civil society partners.People who are trafficked are taken to another place or other places — inside or outside their countries — to be exploited.They are trafficked for different purposes, for example: prostitution, forced labour or the removal of their body parts. Debt bondage is one of the methods used to hold victims of human trafficking hostage.The invitationHeardPSA personally invited Quentin Chong, the Muay Thai world champion, to take part in creating a powerful announcement that would represent South Africa in the global competition, reads a press release.Muay Thai is a form of hard martial art in which practitioners use their fists, elbows, knees and shins. Chong is known for his charity work and efforts in South Africa to fight human trafficking and modern day slavery.“I have empowered many women and men through self-defence workshops and Muay Thai training as well as actively helping special ops teams infiltrate and take down illegal organisations involved in prostitution and drugs,” Chong said.He has spent more than 16 years working with the youth of South Africa through his Muaythai Against Drugs Foundation. His training has ensured the participating youth are physically, mentally and emotionally aware and prepared when confronting dark situations.The Open Your Eyes projectChong called on South African actor Roxane Hayward to lead the Open Your Eyes project, before submitting it to the international panel of judges.The panel included legendary music producer Quincy Jones; actor and producer Wesley Snipes; film and stage actor Joseph Fiennes; actor Olivier Martinez; and feature film and commercial director Philip Boston.Roxane Hayward says of the Open Your Eyes project that working on something for a good cause to help raise awareness and hopefully save lives is rewarding in itself. “Coming second is the cherry on top.” (Image supplied)She started Muay Thai training with Chong more than a year ago, Hayward explained. “I have since felt liberated and empowered when faced with situations that would have, in the past, taken advantage of me.“Quentin made a great executive producer and together, along with the integral help of Saadiq Behardien and Farhana Parker, we created a strong concept that would serve as the main narrative for our PSA,” she said.“I wanted to create a powerful PSA with the knowledge and skills I have acquired through my years spent in front of the camera as an actress — it was now time for me to find my feet behind the camera through writing, directing and producing.”Because of the seriousness and importance of the subject, it was imperative that this PSA was carried out with precision, she said. “An impact needed to be made.”Watch the film here:Open Your Eyes showed how human trafficking and modern day slavery affected the lives of all people — all ages, sexes and races, said Hayward.“The footage in the PSA is of real gang members, real people and real events that transpired — all fearlessly captured by Kai Linder alongside Quentin Chong, Saadiq Behardien and myself. A valiant act, carried out in order to expose the truth.”Hayward and Chong roped in several local actors and others to participate in the project including Parker, Kosta Scholiadis, Behardien, Melissa Harribi, Benedikt Sebastian, Charles Tertiens, Kia Johnson, Charne King and Melissa Haiden.The South African team were notified by the project organisers recently that they had come second in the international competition.How to combat human traffickingTo prevent human trafficking, the National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa advises the following:The Department of Labour in your area can help you validate job offers, particularly those outside your province or the country. Any suspicious conduct by prospective employers or their agents must be reported to the police.Look out for people — both men and women — who say they have job opportunities that promise you will earn a lot of money in a short space of time.Teach your children to be careful of adults who try to befriend them, whether in person, through cellphone or internet chat rooms.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Black challenges locals to make shots, help Durham

first_imgCone braces for tough Meralco in Game 3: ‘They have a lot of punches left’ The three-point shot has been a huge weapon for Meralco this conference it’s been a different story in the final. The long balls have been largely absent as they shot 8-of-24 from beyond the arc in Game 1 and further plummeted to a 5-of-23 sniping in Game 2.“Ranidel (de Ocampo) is not making his threes. Jared (Dillinger) is not making his threes. We’re not getting that spacing that we need around Allen to be able to have him successful. We’ve had that the entire conference but in this series, in the first two games, we haven’t been able to knock down our outside shots,” lamented Black.Black is not ready to give up with another game set on Wednesday.“We just didn’t finish the game very well today. But until they win four games, we’ll be out there fighting.”ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Hope is still not lost and Black knows no lead is insurmountable in series after San Miguel Beer came back from a 0-3 hellhole to win the 2016 Philippine Cup.“There are instances when teams were down 0-3, came back, and won. We saw San Miguel do it recently, so it is possible,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut if Meralco wants to make it a series, the team must start focusing on the little things first as Black hopes the Bolts will be able to regain the deadly form they had back in the elimination round all the way to the semifinals.“They’re not performing right now at the level that we performed at during the eliminations, in the quarterfinals, and in the semifinals. I would imagine Ginebra has a lot to do with that because they’re also playing very good basketball. But no question, my locals need to step up a little bit to support Allen (Durham) and make some shots. That’s really the problem right now,” he said. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citycenter_img Norman Black. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith Meralco down 0-2 in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals, coach Norman Black acknowledged that Game 3 on Wednesday is a must-win for the Bolts.“We know what it’s like to be down 0-2, and most of the time, the teams that were down 2-0 did not bounce back to win a championship,” Black said in the aftermath of the Bolts’ 86-76 Game 2 defeat to Barangay Ginebra on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Read Next MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Aldridge’s 21 leads short-handed Spurs by Bulls

first_imgTIP-INSBulls: Chicago had nine steals after averaging 10.3 in its previous three games. … The Bulls trailed by 22 points after the first quarter. It was the Spurs’ largest margin after the opening period since leading by 24 in Chicago in 2014. … Justin Holiday was 1 for 4 on 3-pointers, snapping a 15-game streak in which me made at least two 3s. … The Bulls have lost four straight in San Antonio. Chicago’s last victory at the AT&T Center was Jan. 29, 2014.Spurs: Forbes is the third undrafted player under 6-foot-4 player to start a game in franchise history, joining Avery Johnson and Anthony Carter. … Gay has 10-plus points in 10 of 13 games this season. Ginobili is the only Spurs reserve with more double-digit scoring through 13 games in the past 30 years. Ginobili had 10-plus points in all 13 games in 2008, when he won the Sixth Man of the Year. … The Spurs had two back-to-back games at home in the same month for the first time in franchise history. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES San Antonio Spurs’ Patty Mills (8), of Australia, guards Chicago Bulls’ Bobby Portis. APSAN ANTONIO — LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and 10 rebounds and the short-handed San Antonio Spurs beat the Chicago Bulls 133-94, setting a season-high in points despite missing a third of their roster Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Dejounte Murray added 17 points and Davis Bertans had 16 points in 18 minutes for San Antonio.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Porzingis returns to score 34, Knicks beat Kings Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Bryn Forbes, who was making his first career start, had 13 points on 3-for-5 shooting from 3.San Antonio was also almost without Gay, who was “50/50” with an ailing back, but the veteran forward played 18 minutes.San Antonio raced to a 30-8 lead in the opening quarter, extending the margin to 22 points at the close of the period.The Bulls closed the gap by scoring on 10 straight possessions in the second quarter, but the Spurs regained their dominance in the third.Robin Lopez and Bobby Portis each had 17 points to lead Chicago.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Chicago lost rookie forward Lauri Markkanen to a sprained left ankle late in the first half. The severity of the injury is unknown.The Spurs were without six players, including three starters. In addition to Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker, who have yet to play this season due to quadriceps injuries, San Antonio was also without Danny Green. Manu Ginobili rested on the second night of a back-to-back. The Spurs still had the depth to hand the rebuilding Bulls their fourth straight loss.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSan Antonio had eight players in double figures.Rudy Gay and Brandon Paul each had 15 points as San Antonio closed out a six-game homestand with four victories. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next View commentslast_img read more

BC judge who cried during a victim statement wont recuse herself

first_imgKELOWNA, B.C. – A provincial court judge in British Columbia who wiped away a tear during a victim impact statement in a sexual interference case says she won’t recuse herself from sentencing because there’s no reliable evidence of bias.Judge Monica McParland said in her decision Friday that just because a judge demonstrates human compassion, it doesn’t mean there’s judicial bias.She noted that her emotional reaction was “perhaps” overstated and sensationalized, but she said the Supreme Court of Canada and the Canadian Judicial Council “both agree that judges are human, they are not expected to be robots.”“There is therefore nothing wrong with the court showing emotion. Just because a judge demonstrates human compassion, it does not amount to judicial bias,” she said.Affidavits presented by a defence lawyer who asked McParland to recuse herself depended on inappropriate opinion and speculation about what the judge must have been thinking and how she must have been feeling, she said.The affidavits were from a legal assistant and an aunt of the offender. McParland said those individuals wouldn’t have the criminal court experience to know that it’s part of the process for judges to ask questions, test submissions and determine court processes, such as scheduling.Defence lawyer Jacqueline Halliburn had asked the judge to recuse herself from sentencing in Kelowna on Aug. 1, saying judges don’t cry in every sexual interference case and that she displayed bias when she scoffed at the suggestion of a 90-day intermittent jail term.Halliburn argued the judge refused to accept facts as proven by the defence and reacted inappropriately to the recusal application by “smiling derisively” and insisting the application be made in writing.Halliburn also questioned the judge’s overall tone, facial expression and demeanour throughout the court proceedings.Crown prosecutor Angela Ross countered that judges are expected to demonstrate compassion and no scoff was heard on the court recording.She said the judge was not “crying” but, rather, “briefly dabbed a tear from her eye with a tissue.” There was no evidence showing inappropriate vocal tone, facial expression or demeanour, Ross argued.McParland said she agreed with the Crown that the bulk of allegations against her were “simply not accurate.”Halliburn declined comment outside court on Friday.Jeremy Carlson, also known as Rhiley Carlson, was charged with assault and sexual interference of a person under the age of 16 and later pleaded guilty to sexual interference of a minor.The Crown has asked for up to 20 months in jail, followed by probation.The case has been adjourned until Aug. 30 because the Crown said it wanted to present new evidence.last_img read more

Indian Hospitals lawsuit triggers memories of horrific abuse at Manitoba TB sanatorium

first_imgHolly Moore APTN InvestigatesEditor’s Note: Material in the story below may be disturbing to some readers.As some Indigenous survivors of so-called Indian hospitals gear up for class action lawsuits, others like Paul Aliktiluk are being flooded with memories of abuse.“I don’t care about the money,” he said. “I just want people to know what happened to us.”Aliktiluk’s voice trembled with emotion as he told his story to APTN Investigates for the first time outside of his immediate family.“What I remember is that there were a bunch of us over there. I remember their faces,” he said. “I was just little, four or five years old.”He recalled being given strong medication at the Ninette, Man. sanatorium where he was sent for tuberculosis treatment. He said his body wasn’t able to handle it.“I could not hold it in my stomach,” he said.Nurses would scold him for vomiting on the floor or the bed. They made him scoop it up and put it in a bowl of custard.“They would mix it and they made me eat it.”Caption: Ninette Tuberculosis Sanatorium(source: Manitoba Archives, L.B Foote fonds) That was far from the worst abuse experienced by the now 58-year-old.“There were times I was taken to the washroom and they would put me in a little collar and they used to chain me in the washroom and turn off the lights,” he recalled, “Some nurses used to fondle my boyhood and stick their fingers in my rear. It hurt very much.”Aliktiluk was among 80 Inuit sent to the Ninette, Man. sanatorium during the 1963 Eskimo Point tuberculosis outbreak. The area is now known as Arviat, Nunavut.Caption: Map drawn by Dr. Percy E. Moore illustrating the 1963 tuberculosis outbreak at Eskimo Point (source: Manitoba Archives)He said he doesn’t know how long he was at Ninette but by the time he returned home, he could no longer communicate with his Inuktitut-speaking parents.“I remember going home. I only spoke English and when I got home I couldn’t understand my parents,” he said.He explained he tried to tell his parents what happened in his teens.“I didn’t bring it up again while they were alive because they didn’t believe me,” he said. “I just quit talking about it.”The memories of the abuse at Ninette haunted him through the years, leading to suicidal thoughts and angry outbursts. He eventually became a peace officer in Arviat, acting as a liaison between the RCMP and the community. After he married in his early 20s, he finally told his wife what had happened.“She just hugged me for a long time.” he said. “That lifted me up, I felt a little better.”Survivors coming forwardDozens of survivors and their families came forward with stories of physical, sexual and emotional abuse after a series of stories about Indian hospitals and sanatoriums on APTN National News and APTN Investigates.A $1.1-billion class action lawsuit was filed earlier this year with others in development.Aliktiluk said he is encouraged by the attention and hopes it will lead to healing for survivors like him.“You can’t keep it bottled up inside, It has to come out,” he said. “I want people to know the truth of what happened to us.”last_img read more

Video New second wall freekick routine goes horribly wrong

first_imgWe’ve seen many genius methods when it comes to set-pieces over the years, but Japan’s “second wall” idea went horribly wrong for one unlucky fellaLast year, a Japanese high school reformed the way set-pieces are taken in the country with a method like none other seen before.It involves a three-player-wall, linked arm in arm, edging slowly back from the ball and towards the defence.Now a Sunday League side have introduced something similar, but it did not end well for the guy who got hit in the face.In the video below, two players in green stand in front of the wall in an attempt to confuse the free-kick taker.Christian Pulisic ‘happy’ with his Chelsea debut Andrew Smyth – July 19, 2019 Christian Pulisic was happy with how Chelsea debut turned out despite it ending in a 1-0 friendly defeat to Kawasaki Frontale.But it ended in disaster with one of the two green players lying on the ground after being hit in the face as play resumed.There has been no update on him since, but don’t be surprised if he woke up with a large ball print etched across his face after seeing this.The greatest and most inventive free kick I have ever seen— Mario (@MMLe0) August 20, 2018last_img read more

Report Barcelona agree loan deal for KevinPrince Boateng

first_imgSassuolo forward Kevin-Prince Boateng is reportedly set to complete a six-month loan move to Barcelona after an agreement was reachedThe Catalan giants are currently short of centre-forward options following Paco Alcacer and Munir El Haddadi’s departures.This has left Luis Suarez, who will turn 32 this month, to bear most of the workload despite the need to be managed more carefully at this stage of his career.Therefore, Barcelona have gone out in a desperate search for a backup option with Goal reporting they have an agreement with Sassuolo for Boateng in a six-month loan deal with the option of making it permanent this summer for €8m.The report adds that Boateng bid his Sassuolo teammates goodbye today and has now set out to Catalunya to undergo a medical examination.Since arriving at Sassuolo last summer, Boateng has managed four goals and an assist in 13 Serie A appearances after spending last season at Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).The 31-year-old has previously played for Hertha BSC, Tottenham, Borussia Dortmund, Portsmouth, AC Milan, Schalke 04 and UD Las Palmas.At the Canary Islands, Boateng scored 10 goals in 28 La Liga appearances during his sole campaign at the club in the 2016/17 season.Meanwhile, Barcelona had previously been linked with moves for Girona’s star striker Cristhian Stuani and Chelsea’s unsettled player Alvaro Morata.But a move for either player failed to materialise with Boateng becoming Barcelona’s second arrival of this month’s transfer window.Ernesto Valverde’s side have signed Jeison Murillo from Valencia in another loan deal until the end of the season, while Toulouse centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo will join them this summer.Should the deal go ahead, then Boateng could be in contention to make his Barcelona debut in Sunday’s Catalan derby against Girona in La Liga, where they hope to maintain their four-point advantage over Atletico Madrid at the top of the table.last_img read more

Chula Vista Learning Community Charter makes list of nations Best Public High

first_imgChula Vista Learning Community Charter makes list of nation’s ‘Best Public High Schools’ CHULA VISTA (KUSI) — Chula Vista Learning Community Charter School (CVLCC), a TK-12 system, was ranked among the top three of public schools in San Diego County, and among the top 50 in California in the recently released U.S. News and World Report annual ranking.“It is a great honor to be ranked among the top three in all of San Diego, and among the top tiers of schools in California and the nation,” said Dr. Jorge Ramirez Delgado, the charter’s Executive Director. “I thank and credit our students, teachers, parents and school leaders who together make our school an amazing learning community.”Established in 1998 as a district-dependent charter, CVLCC initially served students in kindergarten through sixth grade, adding grades 7 and 8 over the years. In 2012, in response to parent interest and demand, CVLCC High opened on a site adjacent to Silver Wing Elementary in the Otay Mesa community of San Diego. CVLCC High serves over 380 students in grades 9-12. CVLCC has distinct elementary, middle and high school campuses.“I take an immense amount of pride in knowing we are driven by, and dedicated to, making experiences like world travel, hands-on professional experience, and college a reality for our students. Watching these amazing kids grow and learn beyond the walls of a classroom is something I truly value and respect about this incredible organization,” said April Hernandez, English teacher and founding member of CVLCC High.U.S. News and World Report evaluated more than 28,500 public schools across the country, using data on graduation rates and state test scores. It recognized 5,948 top-performing schools with numeric rankings, and awards of gold, silver or bronze, depending on their level of college readiness. CVLCC High was ranked number 38 in California and number 245 in the nation.Of particular note is that CVLCC High was ranked higher than schools in Coronado, Poway and much of the North County.CVLCC offers a school-wide Dual Language Immersion program. Students spend half of their instructional day in English and the other half in Spanish. Its string of academic success has prompted a stream of visitors, from educators in other countries to ranking elected officials. In 2009, then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger toured classrooms and held a press conference at the school, holding it up as a model for academic gains that could be replicated across the state. “What a success story, I have to say,” Schwarzenegger said of CVLCC, during the visit.The California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) honored founding Principal and now Executive Director Dr. Ramirez Delgado with its Vision Award for outstanding leadership in bilingual education. Its success prompted scores of parents to ‘Camp Out for Kinder’ — a chance at CVLCC’s lottery at the time for kindergarten admission.With the support of the Chula Vista Elementary School District, CVLCC has been able to plan and implement educational programs that support students acquiring a second language, as well as deepening academic understanding in all content areas.  With its strong parent engagement and teacher commitment, the school has been able to provide a unique educational experience for all students. Posted: May 17, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom May 17, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more