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Annabelle Southcoat, Government Scientist, On The Positive Power Of Champions In The Workplace

In honor of Mental Health Awareness week starting in the USA this weekend, I’d like to share with a story from another inspirational woman in my network. Annabelle Southcoat is a genuine polymath – someone whose intellectual curiosity and drive for humanity and social justice has led her down so many fruitful paths already. Her story is interesting because she so nearly wasn’t. Her story is relevant to business leaders because she demonstrates the value of authentic adjustments to our inclusion practice and how, with the right champion, we can change the course and direction of lives. Ms Southcoat is now a Psychologist at the UK Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) a drummer in a band, an innovative thinker and a pussy cat mother. She says,

”I’m also a dyslexic, gay, trans woman (though I tend to just say woman these days) and I have an ongoing and exciting relationship with my mental health.

I was born in the north east of England, my parents were fairly unconventional for the time in that after my younger brother was born my mum went back to work as a computer programmer, while my dad stayed home to look after the children. This caused a bit of friction with the family (so I’m told) and we left the north east before I started school. Following my mums career we moved around the country so that I attended eight different schools by the time I finished my A-levels (UK equivalent to High School Diploma).

When I was eight years old, Disney released The Little Mermaid, seeing it at the cinema also changed my life as it helped shape my questions of my gender identity. In 1989, with no Google to check this was challenging to face alone, it would also define my Master’s research into how childhood narratives shape our identity, with consequences for our mental health. I’m publishing this shortly, so watch this space!

Throughout school I was bullied and a bit of a loner, I was that child who would always get the school report ‘could try harder’ and ‘not achieving their full potential’. No one spotted my dyslexia or that, as it turns out, I’m pretty bright, with a General Ability Index (GAI) that puts me in the top 0.1% of the population. I wouldn’t learn of my dyslexia until my first year of university and wouldn’t really understand it or its impact until my late 30s. With a lot of hard work I got through my exams at sixteen (to everyone’s surprise, including my own) and onto A-levels”

What kind of system allows someone with a gifted intellect to struggle through exams? All children who ‘fail’ the school system suffer, gifted or not. It perpetuates needless anxiety, internalized self-hatred and isolation across a wide spectrum. We need to do better for all children. Ms Southcoat continues:

“After my friend tragically died by suicide, I tried to copy her. It would be the

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Queen’s Daughter-in-Law Sophie Is Isolating After Being Exposed to Positive Coronavirus Case

Stuart C. Wilson/WPA Pool/Getty Sophie, Countess of Wessex

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, is taking precautions after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus.

“Earlier this week The Countess of Wessex came into contact with someone who has subsequently tested positive for COVID-19,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement released Friday. “Her Royal Highness is not experiencing any symptoms, but is following all relevant government guidelines and is self-isolating at home.”

Queen Elizabeth’s daughter-in-law will likely stay at her Bagshot Park home, where she lives with husband Prince Edward and their two children, Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn.

Sophie, 55, has had a busy week. After visiting a farm with Prince Edward last Thursday, she joined a member of Mencap’s Learning Disability Running Team for the first 1.5 miles of their Virtual London Marathon along the Great Walk at Windsor Castle (despite the dreary weather) on Sunday. Sophie also sported a green mask on Wednesday while visiting the National Space Centre to mark World Space Week. The palace did not specify where Sophie was exposed.

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In March, Sophie’s brother-in-law Prince Charles tested positive for COVID-19, experiencing “mild symptoms.” In June, the future king revealed that he is still recovering from the loss of his sense of taste and smell.

“He [Prince Charles] did speak of his personal experience, so first-hand experience for him,” health care assistant Jeff Wall told the Daily Mail. “He also spoke about his loss of smell and taste and, sort of, still felt he’s still got it now.”

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Benjamin Wheeler/PA Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

The royal family — including Kate Middleton and Prince William — has largely returned to in-person engagements, taking precautions such as wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

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However, Queen Elizabeth has rarely been in public since March — with exceptions such as her scaled-down birthday celebrations in June and granddaughter Princess Beatrice’s small wedding in July. The 94-year-old monarch isolated with her 99-year-old husband, Prince Philip, at Windsor Castle before spending time at their Balmoral estate in Scotland over the summer. After visiting their Sandringham Estate, the Queen has returned to Windsor solo. It remains her plan to return to Buckingham Palace in London for “selected audiences and engagements.”

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Continuity of government in place after Trump tests positive for Covid

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that the continuity of government remains in place following President Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis.

Pelosi, 80, who is second in line to assume the duties of the presidency, said on MSNBC that “out of an abundance of caution” she was tested for the virus Friday morning, but has yet to receive her results.

She said she had not been contacted by the White House about the subject of succession.

Trump, 74, announced on Twitter after midnight that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for Covid-19. The president is experiencing “mild symptoms” of the virus, NBC News reported, citing a White House official.

Vice President Mike Pence, who is first in line, tested negative Friday morning, his spokesman said.

When asked on MSNBC if the White House had reached out to her regarding the continuity of government, Pelosi, D-Calif., said, “No, they haven’t.”

“But that is an ongoing, not with the White House but with the military, quite frankly, in terms of the — some officials in the government,” she said.

“Let us just all pray for the president’s health — thank God the vice president has tested negatively and the second lady, as well,” Pelosi added. “So again, that continuity of government is always in place.”

The White House did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment on Pelosi’s remarks.

Asked about the president’s diagnosis, Pelosi offered her sympathies — but also suggested Trump’s attitude toward the virus could be instructive.

“We all received that news with great sadness. I always pray for the president and his family that they’re safe,” Pelosi said. “This is tragic, it’s very sad. But it also is something that, again, going into crowds, unmasked, and all the rest, was sort of a brazen invitation for something like this to happen.”

Pelosi appeared to be referring to Trump’s decision to resume holding his signature campaign rallies in the run-up to the Nov. 3 presidential election. The events regularly gather packed crowds of Trump supporters, many of whom do not wear masks or other protective equipment. 

Pelosi said that while she is sad to hear of the president’s diagnosis, she is nonetheless “hopeful that it will be a transition to a saner approach to what this virus is all about.”

More than 7.2 million people in the U.S. have been infected by the coronavirus and more than 207,000 people have died, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.

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continuity of government in place after Trump tests positive

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the plans for continuing government should President Donald Trump become incapacitated remain in place, after Trump tested positive for the coronavirus.

Pelosi said she had been tested, and should know the results from her own COVID-19 test on Friday morning soon.

“This is tragic. It’s very sad,” she said in an MSNBC television interview about Trump’s diagnosis.

“Going into crowds unmasked and all the rest was sort of a brazen invitation for something like this to happen,” Pelosi said, referring to Trump’s appearances at campaign rallies.

The Democratic speaker is next in the line of succession, after Vice President Mike Pence, who has tested negative for the virus. After Pelosi is Senate President Pro Tempore Chuck Grassley, a Republican.

Pelosi said she was praying for Trump and first lady Melania Trump. “Maybe now the people who see the president of the United States with all the protection that he has, and the first lady, still having this exposure it might be … a learning experience,” she said.

She said she hoped it might be a transition “to a saner approach” to dealing with the virus.

(Reporting by Lisa Lambert, Doina Chiacu and Patricia Zengerle; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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Bolton Wanderers midfielder Dennis Politic gives positive update in recovery from serious knee injury

Injured Bolton Wanderers midfielder Dennis Politic has revealed an operation has been a success as he continues his rehabilitation back to the pitch.

The 20-year-old is poised to be ruled for the entire campaign after injuring his knee in pre-season during the 6-0 victory against a Loughborough University side.

The Romanian damaged his anterior cruciate ligament in the game and is due to be out for the League Two campaign Wanderers have just begun.

Politic made his Bolton debut last season in the opening day League One defeat against Wycombe Wanderers and went on to play 30 times for the Trotters in all competitions, scoring five goals along the way.

Politic has now posted on his public Instagram account after going under the knife for an operation.

And the procedure has been a successful one, with Politic posting along with pictures of him giving a thumbs up from his hospital bed: “Thank God operation has been a success. Road to recovery starts now.”

Speaking last month, Bolton boss Ian Evatt said the Trotters are prepared to be without Politic for this season.

But he stressed that pressure will not be put on the 20-year-old to return sooner that might be advisable, adding that the club and his team mates will be there to support his rehabilitation every step of the way.

He told the club website at the time: “The most important thing now is that we do not rush him and that the rehabilitation process is done properly to allow him to get fully up to speed.

“He’s a young lad with a great future ahead of him, so it is vital that we do not risk any further injury or detriment to his career by asking him to set targets that might not be achievable.

“It is equally important that as a staff, team-mates and a club, we are there for Dennis and offer him every single bit of support that he needs – practically, physically and mentally.

“I want to make sure he gets everything he needs to make a complete and successful comeback and that he feels the love around him from the whole club as he undergoes his rehab.”

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Classifications Of Law, Detrimental And Positive Effects Of Regulation

The Brown v. Board of Schooling case demonstrated the methods wherein the law can affect society and the ways that society can affect the way the Structure is viewed. It’s the Regulation which regulates the construction of a rustic, the facility and functions of presidency, proper and duties of the person and gives remedies for unconstitutional acts. The point about matriarchy primarily based on girls’s matneral and nurturing instincts, we’ve a chance of getting caring and loving folks into positions of energy.

As a follow up from my article on feminine supremacy I want to look into the concept of a matriarchal society and what’s behind this new buzz phrase. These squatting human traffickers have illegally watched us going close to and far doing our jobs, touring, on holidays and the individuals we’ve got met are from all walks of life.

It’s women maternal and nurturing instincts that may make ladies far better rulers of our world, as they’d care way more about the individuals they rule, than male rulers. Very dangerous for everybody, Women, males and society. Maybe, homogeneous ideology in every facet of life and society, blind the people residing in a homogeneous society in regards to the development of the remainder of the world.

Well, the Human Family as a complete group species is homogeneous (if we could solely simply get back to loving each others); & on the same time, totally heterogeneous (even equivalent twins have some variations). Women akin to Hilary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey will be seen because the Rosies of our time since they are current day role fashions who characterize the same values that the original Rosie the Riveter did to the women of the 1940s.

I agree with this as a result of even probably the most highly effective people are wanting much less tax cuts so they may have more cash even though they’ve greater than sufficient money to final them six lifetimes, while there are people in the world who don’t have meals to eat and water to drink.…

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Classifications Of Law, Destructive And Positive Results Of Law

A society is especially outlined as a group of people. It was a dynamic time for a lot of reasons, including politics, the life of MLK, the creation of children’s toys, and the rise of the hippies. In a government of equal numbers of women and men, there is nothing to cease males fiercely competing towards the women for power.

By reiterating the saying from Douglass’ guide in a contemporary voice midwives in Chennai have been typically paid $2.50 to smother a child girl born with a cleft deformity” Levitt and Dubner present how little value the lives of those dehumanized people carry.

Rosie the Riveter will be held accountable for this distinctive increase in working women during the Forties, nevertheless it was the continuous increase and life-style variations after this decade that showcased how deeply this character influenced females.

The Greek Civilization nevertheless, was more emphatic about the human kind, its poise, and wonder, reflecting mostly on the attires, physique languages, hairstyles, and cultures prevailing over totally different periods. This demonstrates that although the regulation has taken many years to be codified, it’s evolving to reflect society’s values by allowing this expertise to be accessed by all individuals in the neighborhood, whatever the sexuality.

Nevertheless, the disparity and injustice created by regulation is basically reduced as a result of prevalence of the moral values in the society which need not to be codified in the statute books. However, when family values are sturdy, it leads to the discount of particular person freedom and decline in the individual values.…

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