Former PM Ingraham says Sherlyn Hall must retire forthwith

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 4th 2017, Nassau: Sherlyn Hall must go! The words of Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham on the FNM platform in Nassau just hours after thousands stood for hours in long lines waiting to cast their ballot at special voting centres on Wednesday. Describing the current acting parliamentary Registration Commissioner, Sherlyn Hall as incompetent for the job, Ingraham laid the blame on PM Perry Christie for the chaos ensued at polling stations. He says the Prime Minister was well aware, and “warned in advance that Hall was not fit for the job”, and called for him to retire forthwith.Ingraham described the chaotic situation on Wednesday served as embarrassing for The Bahamas as a nation before the international community as it displayed its inability to conduct a fair electoral process. He cited the last time such confusion erupted during polling, was in 1987; which was 30 years ago.  He went on to question why the “The minister responsible for the Electoral process was unable to comment on the matter, as well as the Prime Minister, who is responsible for our democracy, stayed quiet”.last_img read more

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Wilmington Social Worker Jennifer Baima Recognized By Care Dimensions

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Care Dimensions joined with the National Association of Social Workers to celebrate National Social Work Month in March.Among those recognized was Wilmington resident and Care Dimensions social worker Jennifer Baima.“Working within an interdisciplinary team, our social workers provide assistance to patients and families as they grapple with the emotional and practical issues that invariably arise from living with an advanced illness,” said Sandra Yudilevich Espinoza, director of Psycho-Social Support Services for the nonprofit organization.All of the social workers at Care Dimensions have earned a master’s degree in social work and have achieved one or two levels of licensure: LCSW or LICSW. And over half of these social workers have earned an advanced certification in hospice and palliative care through the NASW. The major goals of these hospice and palliative care social workers include encouraging expression of feelings, enhancing family communication, supporting the family in their coping, connecting families with community resources and education, and being a supportive presence to the patient and family throughout the journey at end of life.Care Dimensions is largest hospice provider to adults and children with advanced illness in Massachusetts. As a nonprofit, community-based leader in advanced illness care, Care Dimensions provides comprehensive hospice, palliative care, grief support and teaching programs in more than 90 communities in Eastern Massachusetts. Founded in 1978 as Hospice of the North Shore, Care Dimensions cares for patients — in their homes, in long-term care and assisted living communities, in hospitals, at its Kaplan Family Hospice House and, coming in the winter of 2017, at its new Greater Boston Hospice House in MetroWest.(NOTE: The above press release is from Care Dimensions.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Social Worker Jennifer Baima Recognized By Care DimensionsIn “Business”Wilmington Nurse Tracy Boynton Honored By Care DimensionsIn “Business”Wilmington’s Goodhue Recognized By Child Life Council & Care DimensionsIn “Business”last_img read more

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Disney Plus reveals 3 more Marvel series SheHulk Ms Marvel and Moon

first_imgIn the comics, She-Hulk, or Jennifer Walters, is the cousin of Bruce Banner, whose superhuman powers transferred to her when she received a transfusion of Banner’s blood. The Ms. Marvel character was first incarnated by Carol Danvers, who later took up the identity of Captain Marvel, and the name was most recently passed on to Kamala Khan, a teen protege of Danvers who is Marvel’s first Muslim character to headline her own comic book. Disney+ Showcase Presentation At D23 Expo Friday, August 23Enlarge ImageFeige announced plans for a She-Hulk original series.  Jesse Grant The character Moon Knight, or Marc Spector, is a former mercenary and CIA agent who has multiple personalities and is imbued with powers from an Egyptian god. These newly announced shows join a Marvel slate on Disney Plus that includes: live-action series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier with Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan set to premiere in fall 2020.a Loki series featuring Tom Hiddleston in spring 2021. WandaVision with Elizabeth Olsen in her role of Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany reprising The Vision in spring 2021.a Hawkeye series in fall 2021, starring Jeremy Renner. Marvel’s first animated series, Marvel’s What If…, which explore alternate histories of pivotal moments in Marvel’s stories, had things turned out a different way. The studio’s Disney Plus shows are designed to be essential viewing for Marvel fans, with the characters and narratives of the Disney Plus live-action shows knitted together with the studio’s blockbuster theatrical movies. Avengers: Endgame, for example, contains a clue to how Loki returns from his death in the Phase 3 finale to appear in the Disney Plus original show. Scarlet Witch will appear in May 2021’s theatrical sequel Doctor Strange: In The Multiverse of Madness — but to understand how the character got there, you’ll need to watch Wandavision that comes out around the same time.  Disney Plus, a $7-a-month service set to launch Nov. 12, is the highest-profile example of traditional Hollywood digging in to compete in streaming against likes of Netflix, Amazon and — soon — Apple. With tech giants pouring money into their own TV shows and movies and luring consumers away from traditional pay TV, Disney is aiming to create a single streaming hub for all of its family-friendly content.  Disney+ Showcase Presentation At D23 Expo Friday, August 23Moon Knight rounded out the set of three new Marvel series Feige announced at D23.  Jesse Grant The Disney D23 Expo runs through Sunday, Aug. 25. Be sure to check out coverage from sister sites GameSpot, TV Guide and ComicBook.com. Share your voice Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige unveiled plans for three additional Marvel shows on Disney Plus, including Ms. Marvel — the company’s first Muslim character to headline her own comic book.  Jesse Grant Disney Plus already has four Marvel original scripted series and an animated show in the works. This Friday, Disney revealed three more.  Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, the puppet master behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe, said Disney Plus would also develop series based on characters She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight. He announced the shows at a Disney Plus presentation to show off trailers, screen first-look videos and parade talent at its fan convention, the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. Tags 26 Photos Comments Coming in Phase 4 of the MCU, no dates given for any of them yet though, just after Kate Bishop’s Hawkeye turn: 📺 Ms Marvel📺 Moon Knight📺 She Hulk #DisneyPlus #D23Expo #MCU #Phase4 #Marvel pic.twitter.com/TWDKSAvGqT— cait petrakovitz ➡️ D23 🙌🏽💃🏽 (@misscp) August 23, 2019 How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order 3 TV and Movies Digital Media Disney Fox Hulu Netflixlast_img read more

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Astronomer ponders the idea of looking for long extinct intelligent alien life

first_img To be clear, Wright is not suggesting that he believes such forms of life once existed or that there is any evidence of them, as some in the media have suggested. Instead, he is merely suggesting that as part of a thorough search for alien life forms, we ought to include those that might once have been nearby, but who, for whatever reason, either left or went extinct. He notes that most current research involved in looking for life beyond Earth is focused on finding biosignatures—evidence of extraterrestrial life that is still alive today, including simple microbes.Evidence of extinct aliens would likely be difficult if not impossible to find on Earth, he notes, due to plate tectonics, weather etc., if timelines of millions of years are considered. But other bodies in the solar system are capable of holding onto material for very long time periods due to subsurface features that offer protection from meteor strikes and solar radiation—examples might include asteroids or moons, which, if aliens did ever visit our solar system, would have provided both shelter and privacy. He notes that technosignatures could come in a variety of forms—from evidence of mining to materials that could not have formed naturally.Wright suggests that some effort ought to be made seeking technosignatures, both here on our home planet (in rock that is millions or even billions of years old, perhaps) and as we study planets, their moons and other objects in the solar system capable of harboring evidence. © 2017 Phys.org Citation: Astronomer ponders the idea of looking for long extinct intelligent alien life (2017, May 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-05-astronomer-ponders-idea-extinct-intelligent.html Explore further More information: Prior Indigenous Technological Species, arXiv:1704.07263 [astro-ph.EP] arxiv.org/abs/1704.07263AbstractOne of the primary open questions of astrobiology is whether there is extant or extinct life elsewhere the Solar System. Implicit in much of this work is that we are looking for microbial or, at best, unintelligent life, even though technological artifacts might be much easier to find. SETI work on searches for alien artifacts in the Solar System typically presumes that such artifacts would be of extrasolar origin, even though life is known to have existed in the Solar System, on Earth, for eons. But if a prior technological, perhaps spacefaring, species ever arose in the Solar System, it might have produced artifacts or other technosignatures that have survived to present day, meaning Solar System artifact SETI provides a potential path to resolving astrobiology’s question. Here, I discuss the origins and possible locations for technosignatures of such a prior indigenous technological species, which might have arisen on ancient Earth or another body, such as a pre-greenhouse Venus or a wet Mars. In the case of Venus, the arrival of its global greenhouse and potential resurfacing might have erased all evidence of its existence on the Venusian surface. In the case of Earth, erosion and, ultimately, plate tectonics may have erased most such evidence if the species lived Gyr ago. Remaining indigenous technosignatures might be expected to be extremely old, limiting the places they might still be found to beneath the surfaces of Mars and the Moon, or in the outer Solar System. Recently discovered solar system could seed life between adjacent exoplanetscenter_img Journal information: arXiv This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Credit: CC0 Public Domain (Phys.org)—Jason Wright, an astronomy professor at Penn State, has uploaded a paper to the arXiv preprint sever that addresses the issue of whether we have looked hard enough for extinct alien life—particularly intelligent forms of extraterrestrial life. In his paper, he questions whether enough effort is being put into looking for evidence of space-faring alien life forms (technosignatures) that are now extinct but who might have left behind evidence of their existence here in our own solar system—everything here is much closer, he notes, than the next-nearest star system.last_img read more

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State to introduce Medhabi Bhata in Gandhijis honour

first_imgKolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to introduce Medhabi Bhata in honour of Gandhiji. The Chief Minister has announced a series of programmes to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.While addressing a gathering in a programme at Beliaghata Gandhi Bhavan, the Chief Minister said: “The Higher Education department will be introducing Medhabi Bhata in honour of Gandhiji.”Banerjee has also announced that a procession will be organised next year on October 2 in the city. She said: “The route of the venue will be announced later. I will urge people from all sections to attend the rally.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeShe further said that the state government has taken over Gandhi Bhavan at Beliaghata to restore it. The step has been taken as it is a heritage building and needs to be preserved properly for the next generation.”The state government has taken steps for restoration of Gandhi Bhavan at Beliaghata and Rs 3.5 crore will be spent for the same. There will be a museum as well,” she said, adding that the Gandhi Bhavan here is of great historical value, as Gandhiji was present here on the day India became independent, on August 15 in 1947. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedShe further said that the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi will be observed across the country in 2019. “But we have started from 2018 onwards and there will be a series of programmes that will continue for the next two years,” she said, adding that steps will be taken to spread the message of Mahatma Gandhi across the state.She further said that the university named after Gandhiji is coming up at Tamluk in East Midnapore. Tamluk has been selected to set up the university as it is one of the three places in the country that first got independent.There will be a chair in the name of Gandhiji in Calcutta University. She mentioned that the life and works of Gandhiji is already in the school curriculum in Bengal.last_img read more

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Make running your New Years resolution

first_imgIf you are running out of ideas for your New Year’s resolution, consider running. Researchers have found that runners show greater functional connectivity in brain regions important for tasks such as planning and decision-making.“These activities (such as running) that people consider repetitive actually involve many complex cognitive functions – like planning and decision-making – that may have effects on the brain,” said one of the researchers David Raichlen, Associate Professor at University of Arizona, at Tucson in the United States. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFor the study, the researchers compared brain scans of young adults engaged in cross-country running to young adults who do not engage in regular physical activity. Participants were roughly the same age – 18 to 25 – with comparable body mass index and educational levels.The runners, overall, showed greater functional connectivity within several areas of the brain, including the frontal cortex, which is important for cognitive functions such as planning, decision-making and the ability to switch attention between tasks. The findings, suggest that running may affect the structure and function of the brain in ways similar to complex tasks like playing a musical instrument.last_img read more

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The One Certainty About the Future Is the Pace of Change Will

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 4 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. A new generation with new way of doing business is now upon us. It’s the most rapid time of technological transformation ever, as far as information goes. The Chinese developed the printing press many centuries before Johannes Gutenberg created the European printing press within the middle of the 1400s and came out with his first Bibles. Few could afford these printed books made available by presses for an additional several centuries. In contrast, the adoption and invention of digital technologies by over a billion individuals around the world has happened in a couple of decades. In spite of this digital technology saturation in multiple cultures, no generation has yet to live from cradle to grave within the digital age.No major element of modern-day life is untouched by the method in which most of us currently utilize information technologies. For instance, business may be done over greater distances and more quickly, oftentimes with a lot less capital needed to start running. Politicians email constituents, provide video presentations to campaigns upon their websites and give volunteers sophisticated digital tools to organize events. Even religion now has been transformed: Pastors, priests, rabbis, imams, gurus and Buddhist monks reach their audiences through weblogs.With this generation on the scene, how are businesses going to be running for the next five years?Faster innovation.Successful businesses often are well-known for innovating, but a new addition to this might be how quickly you’re able to innovate. It’s because innovation oftentimes takes a big cost. Not all businesses, particularly the small-to-medium enterprises, are able to afford the cost. However, you can’t say “no” to innovation. According to Steve Jobs, if we don’t cannibalize our products, somebody else will. Therefore, you must innovate. Most importantly, you must innovate quicker to save money.Related: Act Now, Assess Later: One Company’s Real-Time TransformationTransparency.It might be a huge game changer within the coming years. Whether you’re planning your strategy for marketing or strategy for employee management, in 2015 and beyond, transparency must be provided the highest priory. The upcoming generation like to work with smart managers who are transparent and honest. Similarly, consumers want honesty and transparency.In 2015, real time data in marketing will out compete fictional stories. As it’ll come to engaging Gen Z workers born from 1994 to 2010, the ideal method of making things run smoothly includes making friends with them.Customer engagement.More and more businesses in 2015 and beyond will be open to feedback from their employees and customers. As an employer, you must understand that you can’t be right all the time. Likewise, as a marketer, you must listen to the consumers’ voice. As a matter of fact, requesting feedback might be a critical strategy for business for 2015 and beyond, according to the experts. Some businesses might utilize their digital marketing platforms, like email marketing and social media, to gain precious feedback from customers. Most importantly, companies must utilize this feedback to identify their drawbacks and then take the appropriate measures to rectify them.Related: Why Big Data Is Your Key to Beefing Up Customer EngagementDigital technology.More businesses are investing in digital technologies to improve profitability and productivity. Some more popular technologies include collaboration and virtual meeting technologies, data mining and analysis, private cloud, mobile application, public cloud infrastructure and data visualization.This trend will increase within the next year. With a boost in laptop and smartphone use, most employers are encouraging the concept of “bring your own device” (BYOD). Organizations will utilize mobile technology to engage and educate their customers, gather data about consumers, promote and sell services and products. The usage of analytics for various business functions, like making a strategy, managing risks, and marketing also is expected to further increase in the coming years.Lastly, with the skill gap widening, it might be challenging to find qualified and trained individuals for high profile jobs. Some companies, as a result, might think about working with colleges to develop new talents.Digital Natives will move marketplaces and transform global politics, education and industries. Changes they bring about while moving into the work place may have a positive effect upon the world in which we live. The digital revolution, by and large, already has made the world a better place. Digital Natives possess every opportunity of propelling society further ahead in many ways — if we allow them to.Related: Don’t Ignore the Cultural Perks Millennials Crave on the Job January 9, 2015last_img read more

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