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Euro 2022: England boss Wiegman urges Lionesses to inspire whole nation as Sweden half-sell in TEN MINUTES

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Sarina Wiegman Has Urged England To Inspire The Whole Nation After Tickets To The Euro 2022 Semi-Final Against Sweden Sold Out In Ten Minutes

SARINA WIEGMAN says England will inspire the nation by reaching the Euro 2022 final.

Lionesses stars like Millie Bright, skipper Leah Williamson and Ellen White take on Sweden tonight at a sold-out Bramall Lane for a seat in Sunday’s Wembley final.

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Sarina Wiegman has urged England to inspire the whole nation after tickets to the Euro 2022 semi-final against Sweden sold out in ten minutesPhoto credit: Reuters
England Reached The Semi-Finals Thanks To Georgia Stanway'S Rocket In Extra Time To Their Win Over Spain, But Have Suffered A Hat-Trick From Their Last Four Eliminations In Major Tournaments

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England reached the semi-finals thanks to Georgia Stanway’s rocket in extra time to their win over Spain, but have suffered a hat-trick from their last four eliminations in major tournamentsPhoto credit: Getty

England have suffered one hat-trick from their last four eliminations in major tournaments.

Wiegman said: “We hope to make fans proud and inspire the nation. Reaching the semi-finals was really great.

“We brought a lot of inspiration with us – but all the fans gave us a lot of inspiration too.

“I hope the fans bring us a lot of energy again.

“We do that ourselves, but it was really an extra dimension that they gave us.”

England star Harry Maguire will return to his hometown of Sheffield to cheer on the Lionesses.

The Manchester United captain also attended the Lionesses’ opening game against Austria at Old Trafford.

Maguire will be back to cheer on England and Arsenal star Beth Mead, who is the tournament’s top scorer with five goals after returning from United’s pre-season tour.

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But history was not on England’s side against World No. 2 Sweden.

The Lionesses have won just three of 26 games against them and Wiegman expects a tough test after beating Spain 2-1 in extra time in the quarter-finals.

She added: “It’s going to be a very difficult game, very different from what we had against Spain. They have a very strong squad – but we’re prepared.

“Everyone is so focused and very excited. We recovered a bit after the last game and got fresh again, then we started to prepare for the game against Sweden.

“Training has been very intense again so we can’t wait to play this game.”

After edging past Spain thanks to Georgia Stanway’s impressive goal, the hosts braced for a possible penalty shoot-out.

And boss Wiegman said: “We have prepared and discussed every possible scenario.

“I think we’re totally prepared and then we’ll see how it develops.”

Tickets for the duel are currently sold out TEN Minutes England hopes for a similarly loud reception as in the previous games.

Wiegman added: “It’s really exciting – and we hope we can make them proud again.”

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Trump-backed Senator Lisa Murkowski and Kelly Tshibaka advance to general election in Alaska Senate race

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Trump-Backed Senator Lisa Murkowski And Kelly Tshibaka Advance To General Election In Alaska Senate Race

Senator Lisa Murkowski and Kelly Tshibaka — Republican rivals locked in one of former President Donald Trump’s grudge matches — will qualify for the general election in the Alaska Senate race, NBC News projects.

Their top spot in Tuesday’s coverage, the nonpartisan primary secures them two of four spots in a November contest that will be decided by ballot-by-choice, a system that allows voters to rank candidates in order of preference.

Patricia Chesbro, a Democrat, will also advance NBC News projects.

NBC News is not yet projecting the winner of the fourth ballot in the general election.

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Incumbent Murkowski drew Trump’s ire when she voted to convict him in his second impeachment trial, believing he instigated the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Trump endorsed Tshibaka, a former commissioner of the Alaska Department of Administration.

Trump used to call Murkowski the “Alaska disaster.” In his June 2021 endorsement — 14 months before the primary — he promoted Tshibaka as “the candidate who can beat Murkowski” and “a fighter who represents Alaskan values ​​and America first.”

Tshibaka made waves as she vowed not to back another Trump foil, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for another term as GOP leader in the Senate if elected. Murkowski, meanwhile, has proven herself to be a moderate willing to work with Democrats. She was one of only three Republicans to vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson in April.

The new voting format could help Murkowski. Proponents of ranked choice, which was used most notably in New York’s mayoral election last year, believe the setup benefits moderate candidates who don’t play on the fringe of either side. parties and work the hardest to please the widest group of people.

In preferential choice elections, voters identify a first choice on their ballot and then rank the other candidates in order of preference. If no candidate receives a majority of first-choice votes on the first count, the election proceeds to an instant second round. The candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated and the ballots cast for that candidate are recast for the voter’s second choice. The process repeats until one candidate reaches a majority.

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Bulgaria seizes 233 pounds of heroin worth $4.9 million

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Sofia, Bulgaria — Bulgarian customs seized 106 kilograms (233 pounds) of heroin worth 4.8 million euros ($4.9 million) found in a car from neighboring Turkey, officials said on Wednesday. .

Prosecutors said the 38-year-old driver, who has dual French and Turkish nationality, has been arrested and could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted of drug trafficking.

The narcotics were hidden in 209 sealed bags hidden under the car seats. They were discovered during a search on Monday.

Middle Eastern drugs are often transported by road from Afghanistan via Iran, Turkey and Bulgaria to Western Europe.

Bulgaria, a member of the European Union, has taken additional measures in recent years to combat drug trafficking.

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Teleperformance India to hire more people in Tier II and III cities, says CEO

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Teleperformance India To Hire More People In Tier Ii And Iii Cities, Says Ceo

Teleperformance, headquartered in Paris, has a market capitalization of around $20 billion and employs over 4 lakh people globally.

The world’s largest BPO plans to hire 20,000 people in India alone over the next 18 months as part of an ambitious expansion plan. In fact, the company is now under new management in India. Anish Mukker has taken the reins as the country’s new CEO.

Talk to CNBC-TV18, Mukker said India is one of their fastest growing markets.

“India is a strategic part and a choice that Teleperformance made two decades ago when the industry was in its infancy. We are now present in almost 80 countries and India is one of the fastest growing markets for the company.

He said the company plans to hire more people in Tier II and Tier III cities.

“Our business in India is significant in financial services, retail, consumer industry, travel and healthcare. We are present in about 20 cities and in most Tier I and Tier II cities, we are already there. So, the company’s effort for the next 18 months is to add additional Tier II staff and experiment with a few Tier III cities as well. We may not build infrastructure in Tier III cities to begin with, but we will allow our employees to work from anywhere.

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Save up to 53% on new and used Samsung devices at Woot

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Save Up To 53% On New And Used Samsung Devices At Woot

Samsung offers a surprisingly wide range of popular devices, including smartwatches, tablets, phones, and computers. Some of its high-quality products often come at a high price, which is why it’s important to take advantage of sales whenever you can.

Until August 31, Woot is offering deals on both new and refurbished samsung devices while stocks last. Some items have already started selling, so if you see something you’re interested in, we recommend buying sooner rather than later.

If you’re looking for a smartwatch to simplify your day, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is available new with a 48% discount, bringing the price up from $330 up to just $170. It’s equipped with unlocked LTE connectivity so you can call, text and stream without your phone (although you have to buy LTE service) and it has a 44mm always-on AMOLED display. It has many health tracking features, including tracking your workouts, sleep, and oxygen levels. However, the battery life is somewhat short compared to other smartwatches on the market, lasting only a day or two per charge. It should also be noted that his successor the Galaxy Watch 5 just announced.

There are some great tablets included in this sale. Save $40 on a new Samsung Galaxy Tab A7. The tablet has an 8.7-inch screen and 32 GB of storage. Or take a bigger one Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus. It has a 12.4-inch screen, 128GB of storage, and comes with an S Pen — all for $540, a $160 discount. And if you need more storage, the 256GB version is just $600, saving you $200 off the list price. Both tablets feature Dolby Atmos for superior sound quality and are great options for streaming.

Refurbished options include a $650 Samsung Book Pro with a 15.6-inch AMOLED display, 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, which is enough for all your computing needs, and an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G smartphone for $280 – it’s a few years old now, but it has a 6.5-inch Infinity-O display and 128GB of storage.

All products come with a warranty from either Samsung or Woot, depending on the item, so you’ll be covered if something goes wrong. See each product page for more information and purchase the all sale selection Samsung devices at Woot.

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Target takes a hit after heavy discounts to clear inventory

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Target Takes A Hit After Heavy Discounts To Clear Inventory

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NEW YORK (AP) — Target reported solid sales for the fiscal second quarter but its profit plunged nearly 90% after it was forced to slash prices to clear unwanted inventories of clothing, home goods and electronics.

In early June, Target warned that it was canceling orders from suppliers and aggressively cutting prices because of a pronounced spending shift by Americans as the pandemic eased.

Shares fell nearly 4%, or $7.15 to $173.04, on Wednesday.

Retailers were blindsided by the lightening-fast switch from spending on goods for the home, like TVs and small kitchen appliances, to dinners out, movies and travel. Adding to that shift is surging inflation. In the first quarter, Target’s profits tumbled 52% compared to the year-ago period.

Target reported second-quarter net income of $183 million, or 39 cents per share, for the three month period ended July 30. That’s far short of the per-share profit if 79 cents that Wall Street had expected, according to a survey by FactSet.

It was also down from the $1.82 billion the company earned last year in the same period.

Revenue rose 3.5% to $26.04 billion. Analysts were expecting $26.03 billion, according to FactSet.

Store comparable sales increased 1.3% on top of 8.7% growth last year. Online sales rose 9% following growth of 9.9% last year.

“While these inventory actions put significant pressure on our near-term profitability, we’re confident this was the right long-term decision in support of our guests, our team and our business,” CEO Brian Cornell said.

Target executives told reporters during a media call that if Target weren’t aggressive about marking down the inventory, it would have taken at least several quarters to get rid of the unwanted merchandise.

The company is planning cautiously for the remainder of the year, Cornell said, including the critical holiday season. That will put a greater focus on stocking groceries and things like cosmetics.

Target said it’s carefully “listening to the wants, needs, hopes and concerns,” of customers, said Christina Hennington, Target’s chief growth officer and executive vice president.

“They still have spending power, but they’re increasingly feeling the impact of inflation, and while the recent reduction in prices at the gas pump have been encouraging, guest confidence in their personal finances continues to wane,” Hennington said on a company conference call Wednesday.

As a result of inflation, customers are looking more at Target’s private label brands, which are less expensive, waiting for discounts and consolidating trips to save on gas, the company said.

Target is sticking to its prior guidance for full year revenue growth in the low-to mid-single digit percentage range. It also expects operating margin rate in a range around 6% in the back half of the year, a big jump from 1.2% for latest quarter.

Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, reported Tuesday that its sales and profits for the second quarter rose. It said that higher-income shoppers were flocking to the discounter to save money on groceries, while low-income shoppers were feeling squeezed by higher inflation and were switching from deli meats to hot dogs and canned tuna.

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Half of all schools in Texas have no mental health services – including Uvalde

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After eight students and two teachers were murdered in 2018 at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, Governor Greg Abbott pledged to find solutions to the lack of mental health resources in schools.

“We must do more than just pray for the victims and their families,” the Texas governor said.

Four years later and on the heels of another fatal Texas school shooting, a CBS News investigation found that most public schools in the state still offer little or no direct access to health services. mindset for their students.

“Nobody listened to us students,” said Zach Muehe, who four years ago missed his sophomore art class at Santa Fe High School when a gunman opened fire. “The mental health issue, I believe, is the root of it all. It’s just never talked about and I don’t know why.”

Survivors of school shootings said they had tried to raise the alarm about the lack of mental health services for students for years, but often felt their concerns were ignored.

In Texas, 593 school districts do not have a school psychologist on staff and do not offer a telehealth option, according to CBS News’ analysis of Texas Education Agency (TEA) data. That leaves more than half a million children in Texas without any mental health services at school.

That includes the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District (CISD), where there are no school psychologists on staff, the CBS News analysis showed. The neighborhood in mourning was also not enrolled in the statewide telehealth mental health program that was set up in response to the Santa Fe high school shooting.

The suspect in the Santa Fe shooting, a 17-year-old college student, was deemed mentally ill and was declared unfit to stand trial.

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Former classmates Zach Muehe (left) and Chris Guindon visit the “Unfillable Chair” memorial at Santa Fe High School in Texas.

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After Santa Fe, Texas officials approved nearly $100 million to increase children’s mental health services across the state. Among the initiatives was a telehealth program called Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT).

TCHATT, which is now installed in nearly 400 school districts statewide, connects struggling students with licensed school psychologists through live video chats.

Dr. David Lakey, chief medical officer for the University of Texas system, said TCHATT has already helped more than 12,000 students who have received counseling through the program.

“The other reason I think it works is because we asked parents, ‘Does it work?’” Lakey said. “And when we do that kind of analysis, we get overwhelming feedback that both parents and kids are happy and think they are significantly better or better off with this TCHATT service.”

But Lakey acknowledged that the telehealth program still has a long way to go.

This school year, TCHATT will be in no less than 417 school districts in Texas, covering about 59% of the student population, according to a CBS News analysis of data from TCHATT and the Texas Education Agency.

But that still leaves more than 800 districts without access to TCHATT, including CISD in Uvalde.

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Asked if the TCHATT program could have flagged the Uvalde shooter, Lakey said: “If five years ago we could have had this program there, when he was in about 7th grade, and figured things weren’t right and then put him in touch with the services he needed, I think that’s a situation where it would have been much less likely that this individual would have done what he did do.”

The challenge of getting the TCHATT program into all schools in Texas was not due to a lack of funding. Millions of dollars budgeted for the program went unspent in its first two years.

Lakey said one of the challenges was getting schools involved; some hesitated about a new program. The other challenge is finding enough mental health professionals to do the job.

“We have a major mental health workforce challenge in the state of Texas, so one of the hurdles our institutions face is just hiring the people we need to provide the service to all Texas state schools,” Lakey said. Explain.

To work as a school psychologist in Texas, a person must have a special license certifying that they have received training related to school psychology. School psychologists are different from guidance counselors, who do not need to have formal training in psychology.

The National Association of School Psychologists recommends that schools have at least one such psychologist for every 500 to 700 students, but most Texas students go to school districts with ratios far higher than that: one psychologist for more average of 1,200 students, according to CBS News. ‘ analysis.

Almost no school in Texas employs enough psychologists, CBS News found. Of the more than 1,200 districts in the state, only 39 meet this recommended ratio. These districts serve less than 1% of all students in Texas.

For the rest of Texas schools to meet this minimum standard, about 5,600 more psychologists would need to be hired. Texas has incentive programs to lure people into mental health professions, but they still have failed to fill the void.

Texas is not alone. A May report from the National Center for Education Statistics found that only about half of public schools nationwide said they could effectively provide mental health services to students.

This data showed that only about 50% of all public schools provided mental health assessment services and just over 40% provided mental health treatment. For rural districts, these rates were even lower.

According to Lakey, it’s particularly difficult to find enough mental health professionals to work in rural districts like Uvalde, where the need is often greatest.

“I told the Legislature just that point,” Lakey said. “They can give me a bucket of money, but if I can’t hire enough people to provide those services, I can’t spend those dollars.”

Sanger ISD, about 60 miles north of Dallas, is one of 39 districts that meets the recommended ratio for mental health professionals.

Facing funding challenges similar to most schools in Texas, the small, rural district has used community partnerships and creativity to meet the mental health needs of its students.

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“Mental health is a priority for this community and this school district,” said Ann Hughes, director of student emotional behavior and student intervention at Sanger ISD. “We teach behavior the same way other people teach math. We don’t give up when someone has behavioral issues. We get to the bottom of it.”

To circumvent the lack of state funding, Sanger ISD partners with churches, charities, and the city to fill gaps in student services.
Hughes has also applied for and received grants to help fund mental health.

However, it’s what the district has done with the money that sets it apart.

At three of Sanger ISD’s schools, there are dedicated “movement rooms” and “quiet rooms” where students learn to manage their emotions.

Inside Linda Tutt High School, where the most struggling kids are sent, there is a free grocery store.

The store not only fills a need for many of these students, but since it is also student-run, it gives them purpose.

“It’s about contributing,” Hughes explained. “It’s seeing that maybe someone has a need like yours or someone has a greater need, so that creates a connection.”

For each behavioral program, Sanger ISD collects data, so the district knows what works and what doesn’t.

But success isn’t just measured in numbers.

“I probably wouldn’t be here without Ann,” said Linda Tutt High School alumnus Preston Westbrook, 18.

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By the time Westbrook started high school, he said he had bounced between 26 different foster homes. In a dozen homes, Westbrook said he was abused both mentally and physically.

Westbrook had a serious anger problem when he arrived at Linda Tutt High School. He often ran to the roof of the school to escape.

“That’s how I walked away from people when I was angry,” he said. “I ripped door hinges off when I was 9. I drilled holes in doors. … Without Ann, I wouldn’t be here. I think there should be more schools like this -this.”

“He’s one of our real success stories,” Hughes said.

Hughes said she, too, was frustrated with the lack of dedicated state funding for mental health, but said schools shouldn’t allow that to stop them from trying.

“The energy I put into throwing my hands up and chasing it, let’s use it and take a small step. And then small steps become big steps and before you know it, you’re in journey and you impact lives.”

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