Campaign to help dyslexics

first_imgA campaign has been launched to secure a better deal in the workplace forpeople with dyslexia. The British Dyslexia Association got together with business people, tradeunionists and advice agencies to start the campaign, which calls for more basicskills tutors specialising in teaching people with the condition. Dyslexics can be highly intelligent and have an excellent grasp of theirexpertise, but struggle to put ideas onto paper, said BDA chief executiveJoanne Rule. “We are bombarded with printed information, but if text is presented ina dyslexia-friendly way, it will be accessible to everyone.” Campaign to help dyslexicsOn 1 Dec 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Russia: NF Receives Upgraded Variant of Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft

first_img View post tag: Anti-Submarine View post tag: Warfare Industry news View post tag: receives Russia: NF Receives Upgraded Variant of Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft View post tag: News by topic View post tag: NF March 7, 2012 View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: Upgraded View post tag: Variant View post tag: Naval View post tag: Aircraft Upgraded variant of ASW aircraft Il-38 has been commissioned into Northern Fleet (NF). Its modification Il-38N has improved combat capabilities. Apart from antisubmarine functions, it can act as electronic intelligence naval aircraft. Il-38N is equipped with new onboard radar system Novella capable to detect targets at the range up to 320 km and designed for underwater, surface, and air reconnaissance.Novella comprises digital computer and two operator workstations. The new radar includes infrared high-definition imaging system, magnetometer, optical sensor system with laser, television, and infrared channels, gravity disturbance gauge, and other instruments making possible to accomplish military tasks (searching of submarines, surface warfare etc) and conduct scientific researches in oceanology, ecology, and geologic exploration. Modernized airplane Il-38N with Novella radar system can be used for charting of the Arctic Ocean’s magnetic and gravity maps.The cockpit contains two operator workstations; each one is equipped with two liquid-crystal color multi-functional displays and a keyboard command panel. Except for tactical situation, digital navigation chart can be displayed as well. Same display is placed on navigator’s panel board. The aircraft is equipped with new-generation droppable sonar- and magnetic buoys outclassing the world’s best analogs.New aircraft has already proved itself at NF antisubmarine drills. The aircraft modernization program implies retrofitting of the fleet’s Il-38 airplanes up to Il-38N version.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 07, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: NF Receives Upgraded Variant of Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft Share this articlelast_img read more

Online casino ties ordered to be cut in Germany

first_img Share StumbleUpon Submit Share Online sports betting operators looking to acquire a license for the federal German market have been ordered to cut ties with online casinos and other unregulated forms of gambling as the market moves towards heightened compliance measures.Earlier in July, the Regional Council of Darmstadt – which has been tasked with overseeing Germany’s transition into a regulated online betting market – issued the ruling by which potential sports betting licensees must commit to not offering any form of unregulated gambling options. As it stands, only sports betting is only permitted, meaning that those operators offering any other forms of gambling will have to halt these before gaining a sports betting licence.The German Online Casino Association president Dr Dirk Querman said: “Channeling the existing demand for online gambling offerings by creating a modern legal system  would on one hand create legal certainty, improve the range of products on offer, remove barriers to market entry and bring black market operators into the regulated sector. “On the other hand, It would allow for efficient regulatory action against non-compliant and unlawful operators.”This commitment is just one of the criteria that licensing applicants must fulfill, along with providing financial information and proof of additional licenses. It has also been confirmed that the licensing process will begin in January 2020. In order for these licenses to be granted, the eligible companies must also ensure that associated affiliates also remove themselves from any unauthorised gambling activity.last_img read more

NBA Power Rankings: Raptors, Clippers keep rolling; Celtics, Jazz still slumping

first_imgWe’ve not yet hit December, so we’re still firmly in the early going of the NBA season. But we’re also a quarter of the way through year, and that’s a significant chunk — enough to be a concern to the long list of disappointing teams, like the Rockets, Celtics and Jazz.We are also, however, in the midst of the holiday season, so let’s try to be positive. For this edition of the NBA Power Rankings, we’re looking at the big surprises (OK, some of those surprises are depressing) around the league. (Getty Images) 11. TimberwolvesBig surprise: The Wolves are 6-2 in eight games since trading Jimmy Butler, and they’ve done it with defense. Minnesota is ranked fourth in defensive efficiency since the trade (101.0 points per 100 possessions).12. LakersBig surprise: The Lakers’ much-maligned defense (108.0 points per 100 possessions, 12th in the league) has been as efficient as the team’s offense (108.0 points per 100 possessions, 17th in the league).13. Trail BlazersBig surprise: It appears that big man Meyers Leonard, who was a non-entity last year, might yet have some basketball left in him. He has been back in the team’s rotation, and he had nine points and 16 rebounds off the bench Sunday.14. MavericksBig surprise: Rookie Luka Doncic has easily matched his pre-draft hype, but the real story here has been the Dallas defense. In the last three weeks, the Mavs have allowed 100.9 points per 100 possessions, which ranks second.15. GrizzliesBig surprise: Of all the precautions we heard about Jaren Jackson Jr. heading into last year’s draft, his rawness was at the head of the list. But he’s been among the most polished rookies in the league this year, averaging 12.7 points and shooting 34.9 percent from the 3-point line. He’s also averaging 2.1 blocks in just 25.0 minutes per game. Big surprise: The string ended on Sunday, but the stretch of six games in which Trae Young made just one of 25 3-pointers clobbered his 3-point percentage, which is now at 24.8.30. BullsBig surprise: He’s struggled with efficiency, but Zach LaVine has established himself as a premier scorer in the league, averaging 25.7 points and backing up the four-year, $78 million contract Chicago gave him in the offseason. 26. KnicksBig surprise: Emmanuel Mudiay has made shots. In what has been a yawnfest of a season at MSG, Mudiay discovering the joys of jumpers has been a revelation. He’s shooting 40.0 percent from 10-16 feet and 66.7 percent on 2-pointers beyond 16 feet. Now he just needs to conquer the 3-point line, and he may yet have an NBA career.27. SunsBig surprise: There’s a new coach, a productive No. 1 pick and veteran additions like Jamal Crawford and Trevor Ariza. Yet the Suns are on pace to win 16 games, five games worse than last season.28. CavaliersBig surprise: The Cavs were the second-worst defensive team in the league last season, even as they wound up in the Finals. It’s gotten worse this year, as the Cavs are dead last in defense, allowing 113.6 points per 100 possessions.29. Hawks 6. ThunderBig surprise: Two OKC gambles are exceeding expectations. The first has been Dennis Schroeder, who is averaging 17.4 points and performing well when starting alongside Russell Westbrook. The other has been Jerami Grant, who is thriving as a starter. The Thunder dropped their first three games of the season before moving Grant into the starting five, and have gone 12-4 since.7. SixersBig surprise: While draft bust (so far) Markelle Fultz has gotten ample attention and 2018 lottery pick Zhaire Smith has yet to play, the Sixers have gotten a key contribution from rookie Landry Shamet (8.2 points, 39.0 percent 3-point shooting), the 26th pick this year.8. PacersBig surprise: Domantas Sabonis was very good last season, but few would have expected him to be a leading candidate for Sixth Man of the Year, with 14.7 points and 10.0 rebounds off the bench.9. PistonsBig surprise: Blake Griffin has not only been healthy for 18 games, but he has been better than ever. He has career highs in minutes (36.3 per game), points (25.1), and 3-pointers (2.2), and has been a surefire All-Star.10. CelticsBig surprise: In general, the Celtics have been the league’s biggest bummer, and hints of in-fighting are not helping. But the inability of Gordon Hayward to find his footing (10.1 points on 40.0 percent shooting) remains the standout among a few surprising problems. (Getty Images) MORE: What happens when NBA stars leave? Road back isn’t easyHere it goes…1. RaptorsBig surprise: Much has gone right in Toronto, but the blossoming of third-year forward Pascal Siakam (14.3 points on 66.0 effective field-goal percentage) has been key to the Raptors’ start.2. BucksBig surprise: The team is taking 40.8 3-point attempts a game, second in the NBA. That’s been one of the biggest surprises across the league — the Bucks took just 24.7 per game last season.3. ClippersBig surprise: With his fourth team in eight seasons, Tobias Harris (21.5 points, 8.7 rebounds, 52.5 percent shooting) has a great case for an All-Star spot.4. NuggetsBig surprise: Paul Millsap’s return to health has been much-needed, but he has been shooting the 3-pointer (38.3 percent) better than he has in his career.5. WarriorsBig surprise: Even without Stephen Curry, who is nursing a groin injury, the Warriors are typically slump-proof. But in their last seven games, Golden State is shooting 31.4 percent from the 3-point line. 16. HornetsBig surprise: Tony Parker has found new life as a reserve in Charlotte. His numbers are solid (9.7 points and 4.3 assists in 18.8 minutes), and he is leading a bench that ranks fifth in points (45.6 per game).17. SpursBig surprise: It should be no surprise that the Spurs have developed another undrafted backcourt player, but 2016 signee Bryn Forbes’ numbers (13.0 points, 45.6 percent from the 3-point line) have stood out.18. MagicBig surprise: It’s been a well-timed career year for big man Nikola Vucevic, who is a free agent next summer. Vucevic is averaging 20.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists, making 39.0 percent of his 3-pointers.19. KingsBig surprise: The Kings rank seventh in the league in scoring (114.2 points per game). In Dave Joerger’s two previous seasons, they ranked 24th and 30th.20. WizardsBig surprise: They can’t seem to win on the road. Over the last three years, the Wizards have been inconsistent at home, but won 19, 19 and 20 games on the road. This year, they’re 2-7 on the road and facing a stretch of 11 of 15 away from home. 21. JazzBig surprise: The mediocre team defense is an obvious culprit for Utah’s slow start, but the collapse of the offense has been the real disappointment. The Jazz have an offensive rating of 104.8, fourth-worst in the league ahead of only cellar teams Chicago, Atlanta and Phoenix. They’re shooting 31.9 percent from the 3-point line (29th) and rank 27th in turnover percentage, a bad combination.22. RocketsBig surprise: How about that 96.91 pace factor? The Rockets rank 29th in pace, down from 14th last year and third the previous season. They are just a sliver away from overtaking the Grizzlies as the league’s slowest, most grinding team.23. PelicansBig surprise: Despite having Nikola Mirotic back and adding Julius Randle, the Pels are as reliant on Anthony Davis as ever. He’s scored 25-plus points 12 times, and New Orleans is 9-3 in those games. They’re 1-8 in games he has missed with injury or scored fewer than 25.24. HeatBig surprise: Miami ultimately did not ship off Josh Richardson in a deal for Jimmy Butler, and he has responded by averaging 20.5 points and making 42.2 percent of his 3s, while playing some of the best perimeter defense in the league.25. NetsBig surprise: Led by Ed Davis and Jarrett Allen, they’re sixth in the league in offensive rebounding (12.2 per game). That’s surprising given that they have not finished higher than 14th in the last six years. (Getty Images) (Getty Images) (Getty Images) read more