It association – Tele Trust http://teletrust.info/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 00:05:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://teletrust.info/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/icon-2022-02-02T204231.652-150x150.jpg It association – Tele Trust http://teletrust.info/ 32 32 Don’t let vindictiveness seep into medicine as it has in politics https://teletrust.info/dont-let-vindictiveness-seep-into-medicine-as-it-has-in-politics/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 23:00:30 +0000 https://teletrust.info/dont-let-vindictiveness-seep-into-medicine-as-it-has-in-politics/ The callous and inhuman dislocation of migrants recently perpetrated by state governors of Florida and Texas reminded me of an equally dismissive and appalling tactic used by health care workers since the 1960s: “Greyhound therapy.” Greyhound therapy refers to attempts by health workers and administrators to remove unwanted patients from emergency rooms, hospitals and other […]]]>

The callous and inhuman dislocation of migrants recently perpetrated by state governors of Florida and Texas reminded me of an equally dismissive and appalling tactic used by health care workers since the 1960s: “Greyhound therapy.”

Greyhound therapy refers to attempts by health workers and administrators to remove unwanted patients from emergency rooms, hospitals and other types of facilities by providing them with one-way tickets on a Greyhound bus to another location. away, hoping they never come back. Some of the patients are troublemakers and agitators known to frequent emergency departments, but the majority are destitute, homeless or mentally ill – or all three – and deserve our compassion.

Greyhound therapy is still in play in some medical and mental health circles. Between 2013 and 2018, a public psychiatric hospital in Nevada routinely bused patients to places they had never been or had no connection with, providing only a few days’ worth of food rations and medication for the trip. A class action lawsuit was filed against the hospital on behalf of approximately 1,500 patients who were dismissed, and a Las Vegas jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the patients, awarding each person $250,000 for the egregious treatment of the hospital.

A much more common but no less ridiculous practice is patience.dumping— discharge uninsured and unwanted patients onto the streets or transfer them to another facility. law passed in 1986 known as the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA).

Under EMTALA, patients must undergo a medical examination and be stabilized before discharge or transfer. If a hospital is unable to stabilize a patient given its resources, or if the patient requests it, a transfer can be made with the agreement of the receiving hospital.

Greyhound therapy, dumping and the busing of migrant workers have their roots in the “freedom ridersThe Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses through segregated southern states in 1961 to challenge Jim Crow laws that remained in effect despite Supreme Court rulings banning segregation in the schools and public buses and depots.

To embarrass northern liberals and humiliate blacks, Councils of white citizens and other groups countered the Freedom Riders. “Inverted Freedom Riders“issued black people one-way tickets to northern cities with false promises of jobs, housing and better lives. The Kennedy White House received a letter from the leaders of the targeted states asking the federal government to intervene in the cruel trafficking of people of color.

The behavior of fanatics in the past is remarkably similar to the behavior of governors in Florida and Texas today. Like a journalist observed, the two governors were simply following an old playbook in shipping migrants north. The governors weren’t smart. They were racist. At least officials in arizona coordinated their efforts to relocate migrants.

The recent show of vindictiveness shown by governors cannot be attributed to implicit bias. Implicit biases are rooted in biases that unknowingly influence the way people are treated, especially minorities. Yet there is nothing unknown or unconscious in the minds of those who orchestrate and condone the trafficking of vulnerable populations.

Exploiting people’s misery for political ends is shameful and no more acceptable than sending patients to dead ends. Kennedy called the Reverse Freedom Rides “a rather inexpensive exercise.” He envisioned that government contractors would treat their employees without regard to their race, creed, color or national origin. Shouldn’t it be the same for health professionals?

The notion of equal medical treatment dates back to Hippocrates. He declared: “In all the houses where I will go, I will enter there for the good of the sick… whether they are free or slaves.” In many American medical schools, it has become customary for new medical students to write and recite their own versions of the Hippocratic Oath. Many variations include language that specifically prohibits discrimination or bias in the practice of medicine.

I’ve often wondered about the mindset of healthcare providers who endorse one-way travel as a solution to homelessness, addiction, and mental illness. Nevada health officials have assembled a thin veil of excuses, ranging from denial to arguing that they are sending patients directly to family members and other mental health facilities — possibly true in a few cases but totally false in the majority of them. Clearly, there was a blatant disregard for human rights fueled by prejudice and stigma against the mentally ill.

Nevada isn’t alone in its brazen treatment of psychiatric patients — nor do Southern states possess exclusive rights to export their citizens. New York City secretly send the homeless in Hawaii and other states. Only in rare cases is travel therapy intended to be truly therapeutic.

For example, Hawaii has attempted to reunite homeless people with relatives on the mainland, known as airplane therapy. But due to the high cost of running such a program and the fact that about a third of Hawaii’s population is transient or out of statethe number of needy people who actually benefit is very small.

The American Medical Association is concerned “scope creep” that threatens patient safety, i.e. the infusion of advanced practice providers into medical practice. I’m more concerned about the impact of crass politics. or personal gain, or displaces or interrupts their medical treatment for harmful reasons, must be guided by serious personal reflection on how racism entered their lives and, more importantly, affected the lives of innocent people and disadvantaged patients.

Politics, whether inside the Capitol or the hospital’s C-suite, should never take precedence over people. Leaders and caregivers must never forget the welcoming inscription engraved on the base of the Statue of Liberty — “give me your weary your poor” — and especially the words that follow: “Send me these- here, the homeless, the storms.”

Migrants, like many of our patients, are overwhelmed by the circumstances of life. We are, and always have been, a nation that opens its arms to vulnerable people rather than sending them to a destination far worse than where their journey began.

Arthur Lazarus, MD, MBA, is a psychiatrist.

This post appeared on Kevin MD.

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“It is high time to develop tourism as a national industry” https://teletrust.info/it-is-high-time-to-develop-tourism-as-a-national-industry/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 02:55:01 +0000 https://teletrust.info/it-is-high-time-to-develop-tourism-as-a-national-industry/ Over a career spanning four and a half decades, Basant Raj Mishra witnessed the ups and downs of the tourism industry in Nepal. From the golden period of the tourism industry that lasted until the 90s to the periodic lull the sector witnessed at the height of the Maoist insurgency, the 2015 earthquakes and then […]]]>

Over a career spanning four and a half decades, Basant Raj Mishra witnessed the ups and downs of the tourism industry in Nepal. From the golden period of the tourism industry that lasted until the 90s to the periodic lull the sector witnessed at the height of the Maoist insurgency, the 2015 earthquakes and then the Covid pandemic -19, Mishra has seen it all.

Mishra began his career in tourism as a tour manager in 1977. Fast forward to today, he is the executive chairman of Temple Tiger Group of Companies, which operates a range of tourism-focused businesses. He was also an executive member of the Nepal Tourism Board right after its establishment and served as the President of the Nepal Chapter of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) from 1992 to 1996. He was elected Secretary and Treasurer of PATA in 2014, the highest post a Nepalese National pocketed since Nepal joined the PATA in 1975.

In this interview with the Post Tsering Ngodup Lama, Mishra spoke about the key areas the country needs to focus on to advance its tourism sector; why Nepal is perfectly positioned to take the lead in sustainable tourism/ecotourism, and how Nepal was once Asia’s pioneer in wildlife tourism. Excerpts:

You say the country needs to take the tourism industry seriously. Why do you think we failed to do this?

Before explaining why our tourism industry has failed to develop as it should have, it is important to understand the history of the sector in Nepal. It was in 1955 when Nepal hosted its very first organized group. Over the following decades, our country was the tourism leader in the region. For example, Nepal was the first country to launch wildlife tourism in Asia. The who’s who of entertainment, politics and conservation have come to stay at the lodges in Chitwan National Park. Nepal was known as “the Africa of Asia”. Our whitewater rivers have attracted water sports enthusiasts from all over the world.

For a small country, we have such a diverse geography and ecology. And the best part has always been the proximity from region to region. For example, in less than half an hour you can fly from the plains of the country to the base of Mount Everest.

But despite being blessed with everything, our policy makers never took the industry seriously and failed to come up with policies that would have helped the industry grow. The best thing the government has done for the tourism industry is non-interference. But he could have done so much more to help the industry move forward in leaps and bounds.

Everything the industry has achieved today is thanks to the efforts of those in the private sector. But tourism is an industry that can never thrive in isolation.

What do you think are the key areas Nepal needs to focus on to enable tourism to thrive?

For a landlocked country like ours, air connectivity is very important for the growth of the tourism sector. The ban imposed by the European Commission on Nepalese airlines operating in Europe has greatly damaged the tourism industry. The government and its relevant bodies must ensure that this matter is resolved as soon as possible.

For decades, the country’s lack of infrastructure development has hampered the sector, but in recent years things have started to move in the right direction. But there is still a lot to do.

We need to rethink our marketing strategy. Marketing Nepal in the same traditional way will no longer suffice. Search-based marketing should be our focus and it will help us reach our target audience.

Finally, it is imperative that government stakeholders and their private counterparts work in tandem to formulate plans and policies that will help the industry thrive. Due to the crucial role that tourism plays and can play in contributing to the country’s GDP, it is high time for the country to develop tourism as a national industry.

You have dedicated several decades of your life to wildlife tourism. Until 2012, you operated one of the seven lodges in Chitwan National Park. How has tourism around the park changed over the years?

The lodges inside the Chitwan National Park have helped make Nepal a top wildlife destination. Temple Tiger Jungle Lodge, which we used to operate inside the park, charged between $150 and $300 plus tax per person per night. Some lodges charged even more. Even though the lodges inside the park were all very basic, guests still paid a premium due to the exclusive experience of staying inside Chitwan National Park and being so close to the wildlife in their natural habitat.

In addition to attracting ultra-high-end guests, the lodges, which were strategically placed inside the park, also played a crucial role in wildlife conservation and the fight against poaching activities.

In 2012, when the lodges inside the park went out of business, some opened properties on the outskirts of the park. But these ultra-high-end customers felt that the wildlife experience was no longer the same and simply stopped coming to Nepal. It is a great loss for Nepal. If the government allows a number of lodges to resume operations, we will still be able to attract these ultra-high-end customers.

How has the presence of luxury resorts adjoining Chitwan National Park shaped the tourism goals of the park?

These new luxury resorts around the national park cater to a completely different type of tourist. The main objective of these resorts is to provide guests with a luxurious experience. Wildlife is just one of the many activities they offer.

But what we can learn from the growth of luxury resorts on the outskirts of Chitwan National Park is that there is a market for guests who like their wildlife experience wrapped in luxury. And even if the lodges inside the park were to reopen, it would not impact the business of the luxury resorts as the two have a completely different clientele. I think these two segments can complement each other and grow together.

At a time when there is a growing demand to move towards sustainable tourism, how well placed do you think Nepal is for this change?

Today’s tourists are very well informed and extremely aware of the environmental impact of their holidays. If you look at the data from the past few years, you will see a growing demand for nature-based tourism products, and given the geographic and ecological diversity we enjoy, there is something for every type of tourist in this country. With just over a million tourists a year, we are among the countries with negligible tourist arrivals, so there are so many places in this country that are still unexplored and under-explored.

Apart from this, many new tourist destinations/products are being developed in Nepal, which gives us a unique advantage to design these products considering sustainable practices and at the same time ensuring space for all segments of industry – from high-end to low-end – to grow.

What do you think has been the biggest lesson for the industry from the pandemic?

The pandemic has made us realize the importance of domestic tourism, which has flourished in this pandemic-ridden world. In fact, during the first two years of the pandemic, it was domestic tourism that helped keep the industry afloat. The private sector needs to position itself to respond to this emerging market. The government can also play a role in this respect by encouraging its employees to move within the country. This alone will help around 60% of the tourism industry break even.

Despite the many challenges Nepal’s tourism industry has faced over the past three decades, it has proven to be very resilient, which should make us optimistic. We need to stay positive and determined and move the industry forward.

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NSC Convention and Expo Highlights – Occupational Health and Safety https://teletrust.info/nsc-convention-and-expo-highlights-occupational-health-and-safety/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 07:12:53 +0000 https://teletrust.info/nsc-convention-and-expo-highlights-occupational-health-and-safety/ Episode 164 In Case You Missed It: NSC Convention and Expo Highlights In this podcast, Editor-in-Chief Sydny Shepard discusses OSHA Chief Doug Parker’s keynote speech, the NSC’s Work to Zero initiative, and the unveiling of OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for the financial year 2022. By Sydny Shepard Sep 26, 2022 I don’t know […]]]>

Episode 164

In Case You Missed It: NSC Convention and Expo Highlights

In this podcast, Editor-in-Chief Sydny Shepard discusses OSHA Chief Doug Parker’s keynote speech, the NSC’s Work to Zero initiative, and the unveiling of OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for the financial year 2022.

I don’t know about you, but I’m just getting back into the rhythm after four days in sunny San Diego. I wasn’t on vacation, I was walking around the expo floor, attending sessions, and attending keynotes for the National Security Council 2022 Security Convention and Expo.

If you’re unfamiliar with NSC’s Safety Congress & Expo, the conference is the world’s largest safety event for cutting-edge technology, education, networking opportunities and the proven products and services needed to stay at the forefront and remain competitive within the industry.

So for those who couldn’t be at the San Diego show, or even those who were at the show, but couldn’t attend some of the sessions that I did, I wanted to provide an update on everything what you might have missed.

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Oldest Downtown Chico Businesses Honored https://teletrust.info/oldest-downtown-chico-businesses-honored/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 10:41:16 +0000 https://teletrust.info/oldest-downtown-chico-businesses-honored/ CHICO — Downtown Chico’s oldest businesses were honored Monday at the Chico Legacy Downtown Business Reception at Parkside Tap House. Attendees enjoyed drinks and snacked on food from Parkside Tap House while Chico Councilman Sean Morgan hosted the event with a rousing speech honoring several businesses. He would name companies by their longevity and tell […]]]>

CHICO — Downtown Chico’s oldest businesses were honored Monday at the Chico Legacy Downtown Business Reception at Parkside Tap House.

Attendees enjoyed drinks and snacked on food from Parkside Tap House while Chico Councilman Sean Morgan hosted the event with a rousing speech honoring several businesses. He would name companies by their longevity and tell a funny anecdote or story as representatives from each company came to receive a certificate of recognition from their company.

“We fought for families, futures and parking,” Morgan said. “The new company is 43 years old. We have been through disasters, blessings and the pandemic. »

The oldest business in downtown Chico is Collier Hardware, which opened in 1871. The newest is Brooklyn Bridge Bagel Works, which opened in 1979.

“Carol started the 5th Street Clothing Co. because no one wanted to hire her,” Morgan joked. The store opened in 1978.

“Campus Bicycles is the fabric of our community,” Morgan said. Campus Bicycles opened in 1975.

Morgan said it’s a Chico tradition that couples start school in Chico State, meet at Madison Bear Garden and buy their wedding rings at Kirk’s Jewelry. Kirk’s Jewelry opened in 1973.

Northern Star Mills, which opened in 1898, is owned by a third generation of family owners, Morgan said.

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson came forward to accept the Chico State Award. Chico State opened in 1887 and was originally called California State Normal School.

“Without Chico State, Chico is just Red Bluff,” Morgan said.

Morgan spoke of the Chico Enterprise-Record, which began in 1873, saying the journal never missed a publication date.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as one of Chico’s oldest businesses, especially alongside so many other local businesses that have been an integral part of the community for so long,” said Mike Wolcott, Editor. Chief of Chico Enterprise-Record. “It’s been 169 years since we printed our first edition, and we look forward to many more to come as Chico continues to grow and prosper.”

Morgan said he was chosen to host because he wasn’t afraid to “set himself on fire” in front of people who would come out and watch.

“I’ve crossed the line, but it hasn’t thrown me off balance yet!” said Morgan.

In addition to being a councilor for the Chico City Council and former mayor, he served as a council representative for the Downtown Chico Business Association and worked as a newspaper boy for the Chico Enterprise-Record when he was 9 years old.

“Businesses are super important to the community,” Morgan said. “Without them, there is no community.”

Morgan said many years ago companies such as “the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker” came together to make it easier to trade.

“We’ve created a community with Collier Hardware and some of the older ones,” Morgan said. “It’s a safe place to start a business and raise a family.”

Jennie Blevins writes a business column once a week. To make suggestions, submit ideas for future columns or to provide feedback, email jblevins@chicoer.com

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MLB’s most disappointing teams in 2022, what it means for the future https://teletrust.info/mlbs-most-disappointing-teams-in-2022-what-it-means-for-the-future/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 15:21:00 +0000 https://teletrust.info/mlbs-most-disappointing-teams-in-2022-what-it-means-for-the-future/ MLB increased the number of teams in the playoffs, but somehow the competition for playoff spots dwindled. More was not more joyful. It was boring. A dozen clubs will take part in the playoffs, and with two weeks to go, some positioning questions remain. More importantly: will the Braves or the Mets win the NL […]]]>

MLB increased the number of teams in the playoffs, but somehow the competition for playoff spots dwindled.

More was not more joyful. It was boring. A dozen clubs will take part in the playoffs, and with two weeks to go, some positioning questions remain. More importantly: will the Braves or the Mets win the NL East? But the only mystery about entering the playoffs was whether the Brewers could overtake the Phillies or the Padres for the NL’s final wildcard spot. And even that wasn’t much of a mystery — Fangraphs only gave Milwaukee a 21.2 percent shot going into the weekend.

It could have been worse. MLB wanted to expand to seven teams making the playoffs in each league, which was rejected by the Players Association. Only seven teams are above .500 in the entire NL. In the AL, only eight teams are above .500, so a seventh-place finish would have gone to the Orioles and White Sox.

These teams illustrate how similar seasons can generate diverse narratives. Baltimore, hinting at the discord around a rising young core, had one of the majors’ most successful seasons. The White Sox are the most disappointing team. There are competitors, but no organization has done less with more, and Chicago did it in a weak AL Central that the Guardians are going to win because the other four teams underperformed their expectations so much. It has already cost baseball department top officials Al Avila (Tigers) and Dayon Moore (Royals) their jobs.

You can’t have this lack of competition for playoff spots without massive disappointment. So here is a top five, with thoughts on their future:

Tony La Russa could be in his last season as White Sox manager.
Tony La Russa could be in his last season as White Sox manager.
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Chicago won a weak AL Central last year because it had stars in an otherwise lukewarm division. But even then, there were internal murmurs of dissatisfaction with manager Tony La Russa and the belief that Chicago had talent, but was not cohesive as a team. This year, the organization’s lack of depth (talent and courage) was revealed by injuries. They were dismal defensively and fundamentally.

La Russa has been out since August 31 with health issues and – as he turns 78 in two weeks – it’s hard to believe he’ll be back. Then again, it was hard to believe he was ever hired after 10 years away from an MLB dugout. Owner Jerry Reinsdorf is loyal. So will Kenny Williams and/or Rick Hahn meet the fate of Avila and Moore? Will the White Sox feel compelled to trade a core player like Eloy Jimenez or Luis Robert to deepen and diversify the overall product?

Red Sox

Team roller coaster. Over the past 11 seasons, Boston has won four AL East titles (the most of any team in the division) and two championships, but is on course to finish last for the fifth time. What makes this year so problematic is that some years you lose but set the firmament for the future, while the reverse is true for the 2022 Red Sox. None of the three players acquired from the Mookie Betts trade n represented a lot. Xander Bogaerts felt insulted by a spring extension offer and could very well leave in free agency. Top prospect Triston Casas came on and looked mostly outplayed in a small sample. Trevor Story was signed for six years at $140 million and was meh. Three key starting pitchers (Nathan Eovaldi, Rich Hill and Michael Wacha) will be free agents, and nothing close to a No. 1 or 2 starter (probably not even a No. 3) is in place.

They could try to extend Rafael Devers before his walk year, but Boston’s moderate offers to date reflect that they see him as a third baseman who will soon find himself at first base or DH. The Red Sox should have a lot of money to spend this offseason and will have to do it well to stay in the top division, made better by the emergence of the Orioles.

Could Aaron Judge, who grew up as a Giants fan in Northern California, be heading to San Francisco next season?
Could Aaron Judge, who grew up as a Giants fan in Northern California, be heading to San Francisco next season?
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Nobody saw a repeat of 107 wins coming. But mid 80s or better and contention was expected. The magic of tinkering with good, but not top-notch, pieces to create a bigger package, however, did not materialize in 2022. They lost their most important player, Buster Posey, to retirement and, ladies and gentlemen , Joey Bart is not Buster Posey. The positional core was old, challenged defensively and unable to compensate on offense. Alex Cobb and Carlos Rodon were good starting pitching signings, Anthony Desclafani and Alex Wood weren’t (and now Rodon is likely to retire).

You know who this is bad news for? The Yankees. The Giants have the money to play for heavyweight and are considered the top contenders to take Aaron Judge away from New York. This year, San Francisco has been screaming to stop trying to puzzle over everything and go get a superstar — or two.

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Minnesota followed the AL Central titles in 2019-20 with two unsatisfactory seasons. They spent 92 days in the top spot this year, holding the spot until September 4. But the Twins still didn’t get their throw — their bullpen in particular was destructive. This year. And what about their two best everyday players? Carlos Correa has signed a three-year contract, but with escape hatches after this season and next, and he’s likely heading to free agency. Byron Buxton signed a seven-year, $100 million extension and had what has become a familiar season — scintillating when he plays, but just hurt too often.

Meanwhile, top prospect Royce Lewis is transforming into the Twins’ Trey Lance – brimming with talent, but wasting too much development time. He didn’t play in 2020-21 due to the pandemic and then a torn ACL, but in a major league cameo this season he looked fine – before tearing his ACL again.

There are attractive young players such as Luis Arraez, Jhoan Duran and Joe Ryan, but not enough – certainly not unless Buxton and Lewis can stay healthy and the Twins manage to reapply Correa’s money elsewhere.

Will Shohei Ohtani stay with the Angels?
How long will Shohei Ohtani stay with the angels?
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There was competition for fifth place with the Marlins, Royals and Tigers, all of whom were under the illusions of making moves forward this year. But neither of those teams started with the singular advantage of having a human who hit 34 homers and pitched to a 2.34 ERA as a starter. But angels are adept at wasting greatness. They pretty much wasted Mike Trout’s bounty. So being challenged to get even 70 wins with Shohei Ohtani is no shock.

The difference is that Trout extended his contract for the duration of his career. Ohtani looks like she doesn’t want to hang out with a loser. If the Mariners and Phillies finalize playoff berths, the Angels and Tigers, who have missed the playoffs since 2014, will become the owners of the longest playoff droughts.

Angels owner Arte Moreno is looking to sell away from his impetuous imperial rule. He or the next owner will likely have to trade Ohtani, who can be a free agent after the 2023 season. Trout is now 31 and has missed chunks of the past two seasons through injury. Hope to surround Trout with Jo Adell and Brandon Marsh has evaporated: Marsh has already been traded and Adell is proving to be struggling with fitness after three major league seasons.

Whoever takes command will start with $73.5 million owed annually to Trout and Anthony Rendon through their late 30s, no ace or No. 2 starter, no shortstop and likely no Ohtani. Good luck.

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UEFA Europa League round of 16 draw: what is it? Where to watch it? What are the teams? https://teletrust.info/uefa-europa-league-round-of-16-draw-what-is-it-where-to-watch-it-what-are-the-teams/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 22:55:33 +0000 https://teletrust.info/uefa-europa-league-round-of-16-draw-what-is-it-where-to-watch-it-what-are-the-teams/ The UEFA Europa League round of 16 features the eight winners of the group stage and the eight winners of the knockout stages. Teams that come out of the eight play-offs qualify for the Europa League quarter-finals in April. When is the Europa League Round of 16 draw? The draw for the Europa League round […]]]>

The UEFA Europa League round of 16 features the eight winners of the group stage and the eight winners of the knockout stages. Teams that come out of the eight play-offs qualify for the Europa League quarter-finals in April.

When is the Europa League Round of 16 draw?

The draw for the Europa League round of 16 will take place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday 24 February. The ceremony begins at 13:00 CET.

Where can I watch the Europa League Round of 16 draw?

The live stream will appear on this link.

Watch the top ten Europa League goals of the 2021/22 season

Which teams are in the Europa League Round of 16 draw?

There are 16 teams in the draw: the eight Europa League group winners will be seeded; the eight winners of the knockout play-offs will not be ranked.

Can teams from the same country play each other in the Europa League Round of 16?

No team may play against another team from the same national association.

Are the knockout stages of the Europa League held over two legs?

Draws are played over two legs, with the top seeds at home in the second leg. The level of ties after 180 minutes will go to extra time regardless of the number of goals scored by each team home and away. If the teams still cannot be separated after the extra 30 minutes, the tie goes to penalties.

When will the Europa League round of 16 be?

The first legs are scheduled for March 9, the return matches a week later on March 16.

What happens next?

The winners of the eight matches will advance to the quarter-finals and semi-finals, with the draw scheduled for March 17. The losers are out of European competition 2022/23.

Where is the 2023 Europa League final?



The 2022/23 Europa League Final will take place at the 65,000+ capacity Puskás Aréna in Budapest on 31 May 2023.

The winners secure a place in the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League group stage if they did not qualify through their domestic competition.

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It’s Not Worth It: Prevent Drunk Driving https://teletrust.info/its-not-worth-it-prevent-drunk-driving/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 03:09:28 +0000 https://teletrust.info/its-not-worth-it-prevent-drunk-driving/ Gwen Ueding | Designer By the Editorial Board Last weekend, the cold reality of drunk driving gripped the Baylor community just five minutes from campus. Although it’s not the leading cause of car accidents, it’s the deadliest and, unfortunately, it’s usually one of the most preventable. Instead of seeing this story fade from the minds […]]]>

Gwen Ueding | Designer

By the Editorial Board

Last weekend, the cold reality of drunk driving gripped the Baylor community just five minutes from campus. Although it’s not the leading cause of car accidents, it’s the deadliest and, unfortunately, it’s usually one of the most preventable.

Instead of seeing this story fade from the minds of the Baylor community over the next two days, we need to understand that this tragedy is also a time for us to remember that it could affect anyone. Take this opportunity to realize the current dangers of drunk driving. Denormalize having a drink and driving in the same night.

It’s not worth the shot.

In 2020, 11,654 people died in alcohol-impaired driving fatalities. This is 32 people die every day because of drunk driving. Forty-two percent of all drinking drivers two years ago were between 16 and 24 years oldwhich means that nearly half of all drink-driving deaths have been caused by people our age.

It’s important to understand that while these stats are important, what happened last weekend wasn’t just a number.

If you’re wondering if you’re “good to drive” or not, chances are you don’t have to stand in line or stand on one foot to know you’re not. On average, after one drink, your judgment is already impaired. After two drinks, muscle coordination becomes poor and it is more difficult to detect danger. After three drinks, thinking is slowed down and there is a marked loss of reaction time and control.

It only takes two to three glasses for an average person to reach a blood alcohol level (BAC) of 0.08%, which can then land you with a DWI. If you are under 21, anything over 0% BAC is illegal and you may be charged with a DUI.

Maybe you’ve “done it a million times” and “everything will be fine.” Get pulled over for something as simple as speeding even 0.09%, and you’re risking your entire future.

Drunk driving affects more people than most realize. This puts everyone in the car at risk, not just the driver. This puts each of the families of these people at risk of receiving a call indicating that their loved one has had an accident. This puts anyone on the road in danger of being run over by the drunk driver.

When there are several parties at the same time, the roads fill up with people walking and driving to get there. If a driver is not focused – drunk or not – they could very easily hit someone and seriously injure them.

As students, we forget that we don’t all live in the Baylor bubble. Most of us live right next to families, which we also endanger when we drive recklessly. Waco is already a pretty dangerous place to drive.

Make a plan before you even have the opportunity to drink. Have a designated driver and hold him accountable. Get an Uber instead of driving yourself; if you take an $8 Uber with three friends, you’ll only have to pay $2 each.

Is your future worth risking more than $2?

If you find it hard to say no to alcohol, Baylor’s Beauchamp Detox Center will help you before you do serious harm to yourself or those around you.

Lariat News editor Ana Ruiz Brictson, one of the reporters covering the Sept. 17 fatal crash, is on the editorial board but was not on this editorial.

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Leah Williamson brings it home https://teletrust.info/leah-williamson-brings-it-home/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 04:06:43 +0000 https://teletrust.info/leah-williamson-brings-it-home/ About 80 km northwest of London, on the outskirts of the city of Milton Keynes, is the small town of Newport Pagnell. Home to just 15,000 people – a quarter of the capacity of Arsenal’s iconic Emirates Stadium – the city is eclipsed in both size and history, its only real ‘success story’ being its […]]]>

About 80 km northwest of London, on the outskirts of the city of Milton Keynes, is the small town of Newport Pagnell. Home to just 15,000 people – a quarter of the capacity of Arsenal’s iconic Emirates Stadium – the city is eclipsed in both size and history, its only real ‘success story’ being its role as the cradle of football society. Aston Martin luxury sports cars. Today the town can proudly celebrate another local history as the home of England national team captain and newly crowned European soccer champion Leah Williamson.

Williamson’s love for the game started at a young age. At the age of 6, she remembers having fun with boys after her gymnastics lessons at school. Once she found a ball, there was no turning back. Although women’s football was an afterthought for most of her, Williamson was never discouraged and joined the local men’s team, Scots Youth. It was there, on the muddy, wet and overgrown pitches, that Williamson began his football journey. As the only girl, it was difficult to break into the culture of the team. Acceptance was not easy. Afraid of being hurt, her mother made Leah wear a mouth guard, which she hated to do. When fouled, Leah would notice parents giving dirty looks and abusing the touch, so she decided to get her talking on the pitch. Scoring goals and dribbling effortlessly through players half his size slowly won over his coaches and teammates. In a recent iD and Nike documentary, Williamson said: “I knew if I scored that hurt the most. What you can never answer is if you lose. She had earned her equality.

In 2006, Williamson followed his academy coach to Arsenal’s Center of Excellence and slowly rose through the ranks. As a child, Williamson’s idol was Arsenal and England striker Kelly Smith, and coming from a family of Gunners fans, wearing the famous red and white felt very special. In March 2014, just a day after her 17th birthday, Leah made her senior debut for the club in a hard-fought Champions League quarter-final against Birmingham City. Thrown straight into the deep end, Williamson quickly became an effective, ball-winning defensive player, and was admired by the other players on the team. Former England captain Faye White (2002-2012) underscored Williamson’s humility, saying that “she understands that it’s not all about her. It’s about involving other people… giving them a voice. During her tenure at Arsenal, Williamson won almost every domestic title up for grabs, including the Football Association Cup and Women’s Super League. Internationally, Williamson captained England’s U-15, U-17 and U-20 sides at major tournaments before being called up to the first team in November 2017.

As a player, Williamson’s versatility gives her an edge. Playing in both midfield and defense under England national team coach Sarina Wiegman, Williamson has established herself as a key part of the squad. Mainly a left centre-back, although playing on the right for Arsenal, Williamson wins around 70% of defensive duels per game. A smart game player, Williamson never over-commits and minimizes tackles with his ability to intercept passes, making 4.5 interceptions per game. During Euro 2022, Williamson won the ball 46 times without making a single reckless tackle. With experience in multiple positions, Williamson’s poise and ball-carrying ability set her apart from the classic, physically imposing centre-back.

Over the past few months, women’s football has changed forever with Williamson at the forefront, both on and off the pitch. This summer, the Lionesses of England beat Germany in the final of Euro 2022. Throughout the tournament, this group of fiery players captured the hearts of the nation with their passionate display, battling against Europe’s top teams . The final, held at Wembley Stadium, saw an incredible 87,192 fans “beat the highest tally recorded in either the men’s or women’s editions of the tournament”, according to The Athletic. Over the years, England fans have been mocked for their continual “it’s coming home!” chants, most recently with the men’s side falling to Italy in the Euro 2021 final. Williamson and Co broke that curse and brought England their first major title since the World Cup in 1966.

This historic victory uprooted decades of oppression towards women’s football and although attitudes have changed in recent years, particularly on the occasion of Euro 2022, there is still a battle to be fought. More than two-thirds of Premier League clubs have all-male boards, while women tend to attend fewer games in England compared to other countries. In his post-match interview, Williamson spoke of the legacy of this tournament fueling “societal change” and this moment being the start of something special. According to the New York Times, big clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea have “poured millions into their women’s programs in recent years” in a bid to match the success of the United States.

Leah Williamson inspires. Whether it was becoming a little mascot for Arsenal, fearlessly tackling the boys or leading her country to glory, she paved the way for a generation of girls with sporting dreams. There was a time when women’s football was banned by the Football Association, which deemed it “rather unsuitable for women”, but today it is the pride of a nation. A nation led by a little girl from Milton Keynes who dared to dream.

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Nepalese President Bidya Devi Bhandari rejects citizenship amendment bill, experts call it a ‘serious blow’ https://teletrust.info/nepalese-president-bidya-devi-bhandari-rejects-citizenship-amendment-bill-experts-call-it-a-serious-blow/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 09:57:58 +0000 https://teletrust.info/nepalese-president-bidya-devi-bhandari-rejects-citizenship-amendment-bill-experts-call-it-a-serious-blow/ Nepal’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari has refused to sign a key bill to amend Nepal’s citizenship law on time, which has been twice approved by both houses of parliament, a decision described by constitutional experts as a serious blow to the Constitution. A senior official in the president’s office, Bhesh Raj Adhikari, said the bill […]]]>

Nepal’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari has refused to sign a key bill to amend Nepal’s citizenship law on time, which has been twice approved by both houses of parliament, a decision described by constitutional experts as a serious blow to the Constitution.

A senior official in the president’s office, Bhesh Raj Adhikari, said the bill had not been signed by midnight on Tuesday – the deadline to authenticate the bill reapproved by both the House of Representatives and the National Assembly – after the President sent earlier he recalls that the Parliament asked to reconsider the bill in accordance with the Constitution.

President Agni Prasad Sapkota, who on September 5 had recertified the Amendment Bill, sent it to Bhandari for authentication.

The president, however, did not approve the bill within the 15-day constitutionally mandated time limit for certification.

The second amendment to the Citizenship Act was intended to address the concerns of Madhesh-centered parties and the Non-Resident Nepalese Association.

The rejection of the bill affected at least half a million stateless people awaiting its passage to obtain their national identity cards.

The draft law which defines the right to citizenship on the basis of matrimonial grounds and guarantees non-voting citizenship to non-resident Nepalese living in non-SAARC member countries has come under criticism from certain sectors of society, citing that it does not prevent foreign women from marrying Nepalese men. easily obtain citizenship.

Dinesh Tripathi, constitutional expert and lawyer, said: “This is a serious blow to the Constitution.”

“The Constitution has been hijacked, the president has acted outside the Constitution,” Tripathi said.

“We are now facing a deep constitutional crisis. The president cannot go against the parliament. It is the duty of the president to authenticate the bill passed by the parliament. The whole constitutional process has now been derailed,” Tripathi said, adding that “only the Supreme Court” has the power to interpret the Constitution, not the President.

A provision of Article 113(4) of the Nepalese Constitution states that the President must certify the bill if it has been returned for authentication.

The bill, which was first sent for authentication on August 1, has been returned to parliament for reconsideration.

However, both houses of parliament re-approved the bill without making changes and sent it back to the president again.

According to the president’s office, Bhandari’s decision is constitutional.

“The president acted in accordance with the Constitution,” said Lalbabu Yadav, political affairs adviser to the president. “The bill violated various constitutional provisions and the president has a responsibility to protect it.”

Political parties are also divided as the ruling Nepalese Congress coalition – CPN (Maoist Centre), CPN (United Socialist), Janata Samajbadi Party and Rashtriya Janamorcha, except Loktantrik Samajbadi Party – are in favor of the bill, while the main opposition party, the CPN-UML, supported the president’s call for its thorough consideration.

The Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist-Leninist) (CPN-UML), expressing reservations against the bill, said it was not in the interest of the country.

Legal experts said the president had no right to overrule the decision of the executive and parliament, which amounts to a “pocket veto”.

“It is not for the constitutional president to review the constitutionality of the bill. Such a concern will be tested by the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court,” said lead attorney Chandra Kanta Gyawali, who is also a constitutional expert.

“If the bill creates a problem, all the blame will go to the political parties and the government.”

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court can, however, issue a mandamus to the president if someone files a motion for an order, requiring him to authenticate the bill.

A bill, passed by both Houses of Parliament, only becomes law after it has obtained presidential signature.

Legal experts, political leaders and analysts condemning the president’s action said it would set a bad precedent and cause irreparable damage to the Constitution.

Former Supreme Court Justice Balaram KC said: “According to the constitution, she can only send the bill back to the House of Representatives for consideration, which she did. Now she has no more only two options: either sign or resign.

“The Constitution does not allow the president to refuse to authenticate the bill,” said Upendra Yadav, chairman of the Janata Samajbadi party, a voter in the ruling coalition.

“If it does not act in accordance with the constitution, the alliance will decide its next step at its meeting on Wednesday.”

Minister Bahadur Bishwakarma, a leader in Nepal’s Congress, said the president’s refusal to authenticate the bill was “unnatural conduct” on the part of the head of state and a flagrant violation of the Constitution.

“When the president, vice president or members of a constitutional body violate the Constitution, they can be impeached. However, the option of impeachment is out of the question now as Parliament’s term has just ended,” Bishwakarma told the Kathmandu Post.

Jitendra Sonal, a Loktantrik Samajbadi (LSP) party leader, said his party would launch street protests if the president actually refused to authenticate the citizenship bill.

(With PTI inputs)

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‘You can’t have your cake and eat it,’ special master tells Trump lawyer blocking declassification requests https://teletrust.info/you-cant-have-your-cake-and-eat-it-special-master-tells-trump-lawyer-blocking-declassification-requests/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 21:51:36 +0000 https://teletrust.info/you-cant-have-your-cake-and-eat-it-special-master-tells-trump-lawyer-blocking-declassification-requests/ The ‘special master’ tasked with reviewing documents seized from Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate has pushed back against attempts by the former president’s legal team to avoid formally dealing with his declassification requests in court tuesday. The exchange took place during Judge Raymond Dearie’s first meeting with Trump lawyers and US Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors […]]]>

The ‘special master’ tasked with reviewing documents seized from Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate has pushed back against attempts by the former president’s legal team to avoid formally dealing with his declassification requests in court tuesday.

The exchange took place during Judge Raymond Dearie’s first meeting with Trump lawyers and US Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors at a federal courthouse in Brooklyn.

Lawyers for the ex-president had sought a special master, and Trump-appointed, Florida-based U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon granted the request — instructing Dearie to verify documents that federal agents took from the Florida estate last month while executing a search warrant.

While around 100 of the 11,000 documents are marked as classified, Trump has publicly claimed – without providing any evidence – that he has declassified all of these documents.

Summarizing key takeaways from the hearing, watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) tweeted that the special master “just said that if Trump’s lawyers don’t officially contradict whether the documents Trump took are classified, then Dearie will side with the DOJ.”

Citing separate court documents filed by his lawyers Monday evening and Tuesday, The New York Times Explain that Trump “wants it both ways: He argues that he and his legal team shouldn’t have to say in court proceedings, where they could face perjury charges or other penalties, that he declassified the documents, while telling the courts they should not take the Justice Department’s word that they remain classified.”

Trump’s lawyers wrote on Monday that they did not want Dearie to force their client to “fully and specifically disclose a defense on the merits of any subsequent indictment without such a requirement being evident in the court order.” district court”.

The Washington Post Noted that line from Monday’s filing was “a remarkable statement that at least acknowledges the possibility that the former president or his aides could face criminal charges.”

During Tuesday’s hearing, Dearie pressed “Trump’s lawyers on what he’s supposed to do,” noting that “the government has provided ‘prima facie evidence’ of the classification, i.e. markings,” reported Law and crime editor-in-chief Adam Klasfeld.

Dearie told Trusty, “As far as I’m concerned, it’s over.”

Trusty argued to the judge that his team should not have to disclose declassification defenses at this time.

According to Klasfeld and Policy Josh Gerstein, senior legal affairs reporter, Dearie replied that “you can’t have your cake and eat it.”

The hearing took place despite the DOJ’s ongoing appeal of Cannon’s decision, in particular its decision on which documents Dearie should review and its determination that the department cannot use classified documents for its criminal investigation into Trump until the review is complete.

The daily beast Underline that “whether any of the documents seized from Trump’s home are classified may ultimately be a secondary issue. The Justice Department emphasized that the three potential crimes it is investigating do not turn on whether whether the material held at Mar-a-Lago has been classified.”

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