Resource Discovery: Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave

first_imgBy Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFTIn recent weeks media has focused on domestic violence and highlighted the pervasiveness of this issue in our society. The increased attention to this topic in the media follows leaked footage of NFL player, Ray Rice, physically abusing his partner in an elevator and his partner, subsequently, defending this incident when career repercussions were placed on him. Reactions to this incident in the media have brought up the poignant question: Why do victims of domestic violence stay?Steiner, L. M. (2012). Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave. TEDxRainier.Today’s Resource Discovery features a TEDxRainier video from 2012, titled Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave, in which Leslie Morgan Steiner details her experience with “crazy love”–or being madly in love with someone who abused and threatened her. Steiner is the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir “Crazy Love” as well as the manager of the Washington Post Magazine from 2001 to 2006. In this video,“Steiner tells the dark story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence.”More insight into Steiner’s experience can be found in her recent article, “He held a gun to my head. I loved him” published in the Washington Post on September 12, 2014.The influx of media attention surrounding why victims of intimate partner violence stay with their partners has also ignited a new #whyIstayed twitter initiative which has provided a platform for many victims/survivors of domestic violence to tell their story. Below are additional resources (videos, websites) that may provide more insight into this topic: This post was written by Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT. a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn. Why Didn’t You Just Leave: Six Domestic Violence Survivors Explain Why It’s Never That SimpleShout. The Story of Domestic Violence-Chapter 3: Just LeaveSin By Silence: Progression of AbuseNational Coalition Against Domestic ViolenceFutures Without ViolenceNational Domestic Violence Hotlinelast_img read more

Bengal introduces 10% quota in jobs, education

first_imgThe West Bengal government on Tuesday announced 10% reservation in government jobs and educational institutions to people belonging to the economically weaker sections (EWS). The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.“There will be a 10% reservation for them [EWS] in government service. However, those who are already covered under the SC, ST and OBC category will not be eligible. Details will be shared once the order is released, but in principle Mamata Banerjee’s Cabinet has agreed to the proposal,” Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Partha Chatterjee said. The decision comes six months after the Narendra Modi government approved a 10% quota in jobs and educational institutions for economically weaker sections (EWS) among general category. CM meets SC, ST MLAsThe Congress and the Left parties welcomed the Mamata government decision. “The Centre had announced it earlier. We maintained pressure on the government…gradually good sense is prevailing on it,” leader of Left legislature party Sujan Chakraborty said. In another interesting development, Ms. Banerjee held a meeting with SC and ST MLAs of all political parties, a first in her eight-year tenure.last_img read more

Gilas Pilipinas routs Iraq, stays unscathed in Fiba Asia Cup

first_imgNGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments The Scores:GILAS PILIPINAS 84 – Romeo 17, Standhardinger 16, Cruz 11, Pogoy 9, Norwood 8, Wright 8, Aguilar 5, Jalalon 4, Abueva 3, Almazan 2, Castro William 1.IRAQ 68 – Galloway 23, Hamzah 12, Al-Khafaji 8, Ismael 6, Hamad 5, Hameed 5, Abdullah 3, Dhafer 2, Talib 2, Algburi 2, Aljuboori 0, Alazawi 0.Quarters: 17-19, 32-31, 60-40, 84-68.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next At 2-0, Gilas has now earned the top seed in Group B and can formalize its automatic quarterfinals berth with a win against Qatar on Sunday.The Philippines bucked a poor start, where Iraq imposed its size advantage to gain control of the first half, before solving the puzzle after the break and pulling away to a lead as high as 23, 64-41, courtesy of a Raymond Almazan dunk with 8:35 remaining.READ: PROFILES: Gilas Pilipinas Final 12 for Fiba Asia Cup 2017 For the second straight game, Gilas also continued to catch fire from beyond the arc, shooting 12-of-29 from three to negate the Iraqis’ presence down low.Naturalized import Kevin Galloway was stifled in the second half as he topped Iraq with 23 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, two steals, and two blocks.ADVERTISEMENT DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Christian Standhardinger. Photo from Fiba.comChristian Standhardinger sparked the decisive third quarter blast as Gilas Pilipinas blew out Iraq, 84-68, to stay unbeaten in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup Friday at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon.The Fil-German big man dropped 12 of his 16 points in the third frame, on top of his seven rebounds, to help the Philippines break away from a tight 32-31 lead at halftime to a commanding 60-39 spread late in the period.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READcenter_img Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo READ: Players, coaches turn into fans after Gilas’ big win over ChinaTerrence Romeo, who starred in Gilas’ 96-87 win over China, also fired 17 markers, 11 coming in the third frame where Gilas outscored the Iraqis, 28-9. He also had four assists and two boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsCarl Bryan Cruz also went on a perfect 3-of-3 clip from beyond the arc to wound up with 11 points and two rebounds, Roger Pogoy added nine markers and two boards, and Gabe Norwood had eight points and seven rebounds in the decisive victory.READ: Philippines stuns China to open 2017 Fiba Asia Cup bid  Frustrations boil over after Altas’ sorry loss to Knights Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaullast_img read more

Khabib Nurmagomedov doubts Conor McGregor’s retirement is for real

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Speaking Tuesday in his native Russia at a Moscow university, Nurmagomedov said McGregor “couldn’t reach a deal with the UFC and it’s so they feel they’ve lost him and they could lose money.”“I don’t think he’s finished,” Nurmagomedov added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsMcGregor previously retired in April 2016 but reversed the decision two days later and returned to the UFC. The 30-year-old Irishman hasn’t won a fight since beating Eddie Alvarez in November 2016 to become the first UFC fighter to hold championship belts in two divisions at once.Nurmagomedov also said he would like to fight again in September, two months after the end of his Nevada State Athletic Commission ban for the chaotic brawl with McGregor’s team after the October fight. McGregor’s sanction ends Saturday. FILE – Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia (R) and Conor McGregor of Ireland (L) start their UFC lightweight championship bout during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPMOSCOW — Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn’t think Conor McGregor’s retirement is for real.McGregor said last week he was quitting mixed martial arts but Nurmagomedov, who beat the Irish fighter for the UFC lightweight title in October, isn’t buying it.ADVERTISEMENT Adamson Lady Falcons capture 9th straight UAAP softball crown Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants View comments However, Nurmagomedov said he didn’t want to fight before longer sanctions on two other Russian fighters also end. Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov were each banned for one year by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for their part in the brawl. Those sanctions run until Oct. 6.“They were banned because of me,” Nurmagomedov said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag UFC: McGregor set for Nurmagomedov showdown PLAY LIST 01:52UFC: McGregor set for Nurmagomedov showdown00:50Trending Articles02:31Duterte had wanted Albayalde to take terminal leave — Go02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

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first_imgan arrangement with PRNewswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.) Champions Yacht Club Introduces Cruises From Vijayawada to Amravati and Floating Cottages at Bhavani Island PANAJI and VIJAYAWADA, India, September 23, 2015/ PRNewswire/ –Champions Yacht Club today announced the launch of cruises from Vijayawada to Amravati and state-of-the-art floating cottages project along with numerous water sports and adventure sports at Bhavani Island [ ], Vijayawada. It is a complete holiday package for all types of travelers who want to explore Andhra Pradesh and its rich natural wonders. Cruises from Vijayawada to capital city Amravati, new age floating cottages and numerous water and adventure sports options like in Sentosa Island, Singapore are being introduced. These have been designed with international specifications in mind and provide the users with fun and enjoyment with utmost regard to safety precautions. Hema Malini Nidamanuri, Director, Champions Yacht Club, said, “We are enabling the vast inland waterways and coastal belt of Andhra Pradesh, which has numerous islands, water bodies and 950 km sea coast. Champions Yacht Club has been a leading pioneer in the country on waterfront initiatives with previous waterfront projects like Champions Yacht Club, Goa [ ] and other island projects like Champions Island, Goa [ ]. AP has vast potential. We want to bring AP into the tourism bracket and introduce travelers to the unique experiences that have been hidden for long.” Speaking at the occasion, launching AP tourism mission, Chief Minister Chandra Babu Naidu said, “Creating infrastructure is not an easy task. Since government cant invest in this, we take private investors to create the wealth. Tourism projects create the highest volume of employment.” MORE PRNewswire PS PSadvertisementlast_img read more

Michael Carrick refuses to open up on Manchester United problems to the media

first_imgAdvertisementManchester United’s coach and former captain, Michael Carrick has refused to answer to the media regarding problems concerned with Jose Mourinho.Former captain Carrick retired in May to take up a role on Mourinho’s coaching team and was in talks to replace Mourinho as the manager.The pressure keeps building upon Mourinho as United witnessed a troubled start to the season and have lost four matches across all competitions already.Three of their defeats have come in the Premier League to leave them trailing rivals Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool all by seven points and even a revamped Arsenal by five points.Added to that, United fell to Derby County in the Carabao Cup third round and drew their last Champions League match 0-0 with Valencia on home turf.With a multitude of off-field problems creating a rift between Mourinho and some of his players – namely midfielder Paul Pogba – his position has come into question.Thus, 37-year-old Carrick, who spent 12 years of his playing career at United, opted not to discuss the current atmosphere at the club given the frustrations on and off the field.In an interview with the Manchester Evening News to promote his new upcoming autobiography, Carrick said when asked about the situation: “Yeah… I wouldn’t really want to get into that, to be honest with you.”However, Carrick did praise Mourinho for his pros such as his winning effort. He said, “The biggest thing is he’s a winner,” Carrick added. “He’s desperate to win, he’s won wherever he’s gone.“We’ve won trophies since he’s been here, we’ve got to win more, that’s what we strive towards but that’s the biggest thing for me, he’s a winner.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Zion Williamson to miss final preseason game with sore right knee

first_imgCanadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical He was to have played Friday night against former Duke teammate RJ Barrett, the No. 3 pick, in a nationally televised game.Williamson has averaged 23.3 points on 71.4% shooting in four preseason games. The Pelicans said further updates will be provided when available.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? This jewelry designer is also an architect Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals? PLAY LIST 01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ NCAA: Bulanadi erupts for 44 as San Sebastian seals entry to stepladder semis Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) reacts after scoring a basket against the Utah Jazz during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. The Pelicans won 128-127. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)NEW YORK— Zion Williamson won’t play in New York in the New Orleans Pelicans’ final preseason game because of a sore right knee.The Pelicans said Thursday that the No. 1 pick didn’t travel with the team to New York, remaining in New Orleans to undergo further testing and evaluation at Ochsner Sports Medicine.ADVERTISEMENT Becoming his own man MOST READ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Asia Cup 2018: Hope Bangladesh won a lot of hearts, says Mashrafe Mortaza

first_imgBangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza was a disappointed man after their three-wicket loss to India in the Asia Cup 2018 final but he hoped that his team won a lot of hearts with their display in Dubai.The Bangla Tigers fought till the last ball throughout the tournament and almost pulled off a miraculous victory on Friday as well at the Dubai International Stadium but they just fell short.Speaking at the post match presentation ceremony, Mortaza said that they made a lot of mistakes in the field and that cost them but hoped that their display was liked by everyone.India vs Bangladesh: Match report | Highlights | Photos”I hope we won a lot of hearts. We fought till the last ball, but we made a lot of mistakes on the field today – batting and bowling,” Mortaza said.The Bangladesh captain praised his bowlers, who did an excellent job throughout the tournament and almost defended a paltry total of 222 on Friday.Also read – 23-year-old Liton Das smashes historic hundred vs India”We bowled really well, particularly if we made 240+ throughout the tournament. We asked the batsmen to make at least 260, but at the end of the day the bowlers did really well,” Mortaza said. Rubel Hossain picked up 2/26 from his 10 overs versus India (AP Photo)He also revealed the decision behind bowling his main bowlers earlier than expected. Both Rubel Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman were bowled out by the 49th over and he had to resort to Mahmudullah to bowl the last over. The off-spinner did his best to defend six runs but Kedar Jadhav somehow managed to win the match for India in the last ball.advertisement”I was asking the bowlers, but I wanted to bowl the quicks first, because I wanted to restrict the runs since they were going after us and trying to play shots at that stage. I wanted to leave the last over for Nazmul or Mahmudullah.”I thought if the pacers bowled well from 45th over, then there was a good chance that there would be about 10 runs to defend in the last over.,” said Mortaza.Also read – MS Dhoni 1st Asian wicketkeeper to affect 800 dismissals in international cricketHe may have been on the losing side, but his 121 means that he’s the Player of the Match.Congrats Liton Das (@ICC) September 28, 2018Bangladesh however, would take hope from their display in the tournament. There were a lot of positives on their side. From Mohammad Mithun scoring runs to Mustafizur’s return to form, Mortaza’s side did most of the things right in their matches.Liton Das’s breezy 121 in the final will also be a huge positive at the top of the order in the absence of Tamim Iqbal, who suffered a broken wrist.Bangladesh will next play Zimbabwe in a three-match ODI series, starting on October 21 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.last_img read more

Yuvraj Singh, hero of India’s 2011 World Cup triumph, retires from international cricket

first_imgYuvraj Singh has announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect. Yuvraj, 37, last played for India in an ODI against West Indies on June 30, 2017.Overall, Yuvraj Singh played 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20 Internationals for India from 2003 to 2017. In 2007, Yuvraj Singh showed his big tournament mentality when he hit Stuart Broad for 6 sixes in Durban during the first ever World T20. He followed that up with a barnstorming fifty against Australia and played a crucial hand as India won the first edition of the World T20.Yuvraj Singh was at his best in the 2011 World Cup. 362 runs, 15 wickets, 4 man-of-the-match awards and the Player of the Tournament – Yuvraj Singh would forever be remembered for his scintillating performance in India’s second World Cup triumph at home.After the World Cup, it emerged Yuvraj Singh had battled cancer throughout the tournament. He went overseas for treatment and just when everyone thought he would never again take the cricket field, Yuvraj went away to France for a training stint. Back in India much slimmer and fitter, Yuvraj Singh showed what he was still capable of with a 35-ball 77 in a T20 International against Australia.Yuvraj Singh was never again the same player after the 2011 World Cup. But he continued to be a huge favourite for teams in the Indian Premier League.In 2014, Yuvraj Singh went to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 14 crore while Delhi Capitals snapped him up for Rs 16 crore the next year. Sunrisers Hyderabad invested Rs 7 crore in Yuvraj Singh in 2016.advertisementAfter a dismal stint with Kings XI Punjab in the 2018 IPL season, Yuvraj Singh was bought for his base price by Mumbai Indians.Also Read | Shikhar Dhawan privileged to debut on Chahal TV after match-winning hundred vs AustraliaAlso Read | Dropping Hardik Pandya’s catch cost Australia big time: Sachin TendulkarAlso Watch:last_img read more

Weekday Update: Tre Flowers Talks Family and Nose Rings

first_imgWe introduced the Six Shooter on Friday with Zach Crabtree. Here is part II: A laid-back conversation with those guys and gals you just crave a little more information about. With that, here’s your Weekday Update with Tre Flowers.Flowers has been known to let the hair rage. It was at an all-time high Friday.Topped with a Chicago White Sox flat bill and bottomed by a pair of red and black Jordans, Flowers was in full bloom before Week 1. There was one more addition though. A silver ring wrapped around Flowers’ left nostril. A new touch for an old player.“I always told my mom I was gonna get it,” Flowers said. “I turned 22 in June, and she kinda motivated me to get it, so I went and got it.”I thought that was extremely interesting. I don’t know how many moms want their sons to get nose rings, but Mrs. Flowers sounds pretty awesome. There was a problem though. The ring was jagged. The outside of it was bent, like it got caught in a box fan or something.“I broke it during camp,” he said with a little laugh. “It’s kinda bad right now.”Mrs. Flowers needs to come bend that thing back into place, and she probably will, too, Thursday when she and the rest of the family comes up for Flowers’ last first game at OSU when the Cowboys face Tulsa at 6:30 p.m. in Boone Pickens Stadium.Flowers is from Judson High School in Converse, Texas, just outside of San Antonio. The drive for the family is about eight hours, but phone calls are only seconds away and come every couple of hours, Flowers said.“They call me every day, probably every 2-3 hours I have a phone call from my mom, my dad, my sister and my brother,” he said. “It’s fun, and it enlightens me, man. They keep me happy.”It has been my ironic experience that it gets easier to stay in contact with family as you get older and go deeper into college life. Flowers said he has found it to be the same way.“It’s a lot easier now, especially for me, everything my family and I have been through,” he said.Like most of us, I’d say, family is first or at least near the top for him. In December 2015, it became an even deeper root for Flowers when his dad was in a bad motorcycle accident that caused broken bones and internal problems as well.Then in late March, he became a dad. And in May, he graduated from OSU. And well, there’s something you should see.YOUR DADDY DID IT BAILEE ?— Tre Flowers (@_Slimm7) May 14, 2017Hold the tissues. There’s more.“This year, I’m playing for more than I ever have before.” Hear how Bailee changed @_slimm7‘s life. #okstate #GoPokes— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) July 25, 2017All right, just let it all out.With all that, he said he is closer with his family now than he’s ever been.“It’s the most important thing, other than faith,” Flowers said. “My family always has me, no matter if I was playing good or bad. They just always keep me motivated and keep me striving.”If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

PM Holness Convenes First Social Intervention Committee Meeting

first_imgStory Highlights Prime Minister Holness noted that community initiatives have already started in Mount Salem with the establishment of a special Back-to-School Fund. The establishment of the Committee follows the prime minister’s announcement of Mount Salem as the first Zone of Special Operations on Friday, September 1. Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday (September 5) convened the first meeting of the Social Intervention Committee at the Office of the Prime Minister. Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday (September 5) convened the first meeting of the Social Intervention Committee at the Office of the Prime Minister.Addressing the leadership and representatives of the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies that will constitute the Social Intervention Committee, Prime Minister Holness said they must focus on community and peace building initiatives.“Crime is multi-dimensional; it is not just policing which is needed. Community building is needed as well. What the Zones of Special Operations (law) is designed to do is to bring the security element but also bring the community building element – the peace building element. That is what the Social Intervention Committee is about,” he explained.The establishment of the Committee follows the prime minister’s announcement of Mount Salem as the first Zone of Special Operations on Friday, September 1.The Zones of Special Operations Act stipulates that a Social Intervention Committee must be established within five (5) working days of the declaration of the Zone.Highlighting the importance of the Zones of Special Operations, the prime minister said, “This is a well-organized strategy which will yield great results. I was there on Sunday (Mount Salem), we toured and the people on the ground are happy and they have expectations. What we are going to do is continue to build the confidence of the people in the area and continue to engage them,” he added.Prime Minister Holness noted that community initiatives have already started in Mount Salem with the establishment of a special Back-to-School Fund.The next early intervention initiative will be a Community Services Fair, to be spearheaded by the Social Intervention Committee. This multi-agency response will take place this weekend, September 9-10 with a wide array of services including civil registration, health and social protection, employment and skills training.Omar Sweeny is Deputy Chair of the Committee. Other committee members will be confirmed in short order.last_img read more

Fincantieri Delivers MSC Seaview to MSC Cruises

first_imgItalian shipbuilder Fincantieri delivered the largest cruise ship built in Italy, MSC Seaview, to MSC Cruises on June 4 in Monfalcone. Featuring over 153,000 gross tons and a length of 323 meters, MSC Seaview is the largest and most technologically advanced ship ever to be designed and built in Italy, according to the shipbuilder.With its sister ship MSC Seaside, delivered last November, this is the second ship to be built by Fincantieri for MSC Cruises in 6 months.“The vessel will be one of the more innovative ships at sea, also when it comes to the environmental technology that it will feature,” Fincantieri said.It will comply with the highest international standards but will also receive the “Green Star 3 Design” notation from the international classification society RINA, in addition to the main Class notations.“We will remember MSC Seaview, without doubt, as an authentic undertaking. Just six months ago, in fact, we celebrated in this same yard the delivery of the largest ship ever built in Italy, MSC Seaside, a revolutionary prototype. Today we are repeating this success with its sister ship,” Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, said.Image Courtesy: Fincantierilast_img read more

Funding to Increase Licensed Child Care Spaces

first_imgNova Scotia families will soon have more access to licensed child care with a $10-million investment to expand spaces across the province. “When we consulted over 2,600 Nova Scotians about child care, we consistently heard that families need more access to licensed child-care spaces,” said Judy Streatch, Minister of Community Services. “The expansion loan program will help families access more quality care for their children.” The expansion loan program is available to full- and part-day licensed commercial or non-profit child-care centres, and family home agencies. The program provides funding support to expand facilities or to help with the costs of adding new child-care spaces. Non-profit child care centres are eligible for a 75 per cent forgivable loan, with the remaining 25 per cent provided through an equity contribution or a low-interest repayable loan from the Department of Community Services. Commercial centres are eligible for a 25 per cent forgivable loan, with the remaining 75 per cent provided through an equity contribution, third-party funding, or a low-interest repayable loan from the department. Applications must be received by the Department of Community Services by Wednesday, Aug. 1. The funding is being provided under Nova Scotia’s Early Learning and Child Care Plan. More information is available at: read more

Searches at properties of sacked JK Bank Chairman

first_imgSrinagar: A team of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday carried out searches at properties belonging to sacked J&K Bank chairman, Pervez Ahmad Nengroo. The searches were carried out at three locations including Nengroo’s private residence. The ACB team were accompanied by Magistrates and policemen during the searches. Nengroo was sacked by the Jammu and Kashmir government on June 8 after allegations of gross irregularities and misuse of his official position during his tenure as the Bank’s Chairman. He was replaced by an interim chairman while a search committee was set up to look for a new chairman and the managing director of the state’s premier financial institution.last_img

Judge faulted for nixing incourt voice recording of cops testimony

first_imgTORONTO – A man convicted of various drug and related offences won a new trial on Tuesday because a judge wouldn’t allow a high-quality voice recording of a police officer the accused alleged had set him up.Court records show Brett Dunstan argued York Regional Police had staged a break-in at his home in Markam, Ont., in September 2011, and that an officer had then anonymously reported the incident.Evidence was the caller reported seeing eight men running from the home. He gave the address, said they looked suspicious, and hung up. Because the call was to a non-emergency police number, its origin could not be traced.Responding to the call, police entered the home without a warrant and found marijuana, cocaine and other drugs, as well as $100,000 in cash.Dunstan argued the police entry had violated his rights and what they found was inadmissible as evidence. He alleged Staff Sgt. Cyril Gillis had been the anonymous caller, something the officer denied.To make its case, the defence wanted to compare Gillis’s voice with that of the caller by way of expert spectrographic analysis. Such analysis depends among other things on the ability of a microphone to capture a full range of vocal sounds in an undistorted fashion.However, Superior Court Justice Michael McKelvey nixed a pre-trial request for an order allowing the defence to use a high-quality microphone to record testimony from Gillis. McKelvey said he had no authority to make such an order in part because of a general ban on in-court audio and video recordings.He also said it was up to Dunstan to prove the entry was illegal.In overturning the conviction, the Appeal Court found the judge was wrong to conclude he did not have the power to order the high-quality audio recording of Gillis’s testimony — especially given the accused’s right to properly defend himself in a fair trial.“The pre-trial application judge concluded that the circumstances of the anonymous call were suspicious, that it was unlikely the call was made by a concerned citizen, and that it was reasonable to question whether Staff Sgt. Gillis was the caller,” the Appeal Court said. “In the end, however, he was not persuaded that Staff Sgt. Gillis was in fact the caller.”But the Appeal Court said McKelvey should have allowed the defence request for a good quality voice sample, saying the general ban on recording was largely aimed at preserving decorum in the courtroom and didn’t apply in this case. In any event, the judge had the authority to make the order sought.In any event, the court noted, Gillis’s testimony was being recorded with a low-end microphone for normal court purposes anyway.“The rights of an accused should not turn on the particular level of technology utilized by the court,” the court said.The Court of Appeal also agreed with Dunstan that he should not have had to prove that the warrantless search violated his rights.Because police admitted going into the house without a warrant, it was up to the prosecution to justify the entry, particularly in light of the “air of reality” to the allegation that Gillis had made the anonymous phone call and that he or his team was responsible for the initial break-in.The Appeal Court did stress that its order for a new trial didn’t mean it had concluded it believed Dunstan’s allegations against the officer or that he might be able to prove them at trial.last_img read more

Prostate medicines linked to Type2 diabetes

first_imgMedicines prescribed to reduce the symptoms of prostate diseases increase the likelihood of developing Type-2 diabetes. A study found that the drugs increased the risk of developing the disorder by about 30 per cent. In addition, a similar effect was seen when repeated with health records from a group of Taiwanese men. Men with enlarged prostates are commonly prescribed the drugs called 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors that reduce the production of hormones called androgens. These help treat symptoms such as reduced urinary flow. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe findings of the sudy suggested that men taking these medications may need additional health checks to monitor warning signs of diabetes so that their prescriptions can be altered if necessary. “We found that commonly prescribed medications for prostate disease can increase the risk of Type-2 diabetes. These findings will be particularly important for health screening in older men who are already typically at a higher risk of Type-2 diabetes,” said Ruth Andrew, Professor at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. “It is important that all patients are made aware of the risks and benefits of their medications,” noted Li Wei, Associate Professor at the UCL School of Pharmacy in Britain. For the research, the team studied health records from around 55,000 men who were prescribed 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors.last_img read more

First CEO at R Lauren not named Ralph Lauren is unsaddled

First CEO at R. Lauren not named Ralph Lauren is unsaddled by Anne D’Innocenzio And Michelle Chapman, The Associated Press Posted Feb 2, 2017 8:56 am MDT Last Updated Feb 2, 2017 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Sept. 29, 2015 file photo, designer Ralph Lauren, right, poses in his office with Stefan Larsson in New York. Larsson, CEO of Ralph Lauren Corp., will be stepping down from the post in May 2017, less than two years after taking over the role. Founder Ralph Lauren says he and Larson had different views on how to run parts of the business. Shares plunged 10 percent in Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 premarket trading. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stefan Larsson, who took over as CEO at Ralph Lauren Corp. less than two years ago in hopes of revitalizing the iconic brand, is leaving the company.The namesake founder, who said at the time that Larsson “understands what dreams are,” maintains that he pushed the company in the right direction.However, the two clashed largely over creative control. Lauren says the decision to part ways is mutual. Larsson — who also serves as president — will remain with the New York company until May. The search for a new chief executive is underway. The company’s chief financial officer, Jane Nielsen, will lead the company’s plan to turn around its business while a successor is found.“Stefan and I share a love and respect for the DNA of this great brand, and we both recognize the need to evolve,” said Lauren, executive chairman and chief creative officer, in a statement. “However, we have found that we have different views on how to evolve the creative and consumer-facing parts of the business.”During a conference call Thursday with investors, Larsson said that the differences came down to different views on product, marketing and the shopping experience. He noted that he spent his entire career in family-controlled businesses and “worked hard to find common ground.” That didn’t happen and that’s what led the mutual decision, he said.Prior to joining Ralph Lauren, Larsson was global president of Gap’s Old Navy business, transforming the brand into a bright spot within a couple of years. He also worked at Swedish fast-fashion chain H&M for 15 years, moving swiftly through the ranks of the company to serve as head of global sales.Ralph Lauren shares, which have fallen more than 20 per cent in the past year, dropped more than 11 per cent Thursday.The announcement overshadowed Ralph Lauren’s fiscal third-quarter results that showed the company was making some inroads. Its adjusted profit of $1.86 per share easily beat the $1.64 that Wall Street had expected, according to a poll by Zacks Investment Research expected. Revenue fell to $1.71 billion.Lauren started the company half a century ago selling ties and built a vast empire that includes women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, home decor, accessories and now restaurants. It became the arbiter of preppy cool. But after years of surging growth, Ralph Lauren has seen its revenue slow down as the brand has lost its cachet, particularly with younger shoppers as the name can be found everywhere. Clothing companies like Ralph Lauren have also struggled because of different shopping behaviour and preferences. Increasingly, shoppers are buying online and spend more on experiences like beauty treatments. Like other traditional brands, Ralph Lauren has also wrestled with sluggish performance at major department stores like Macy’s — its main distribution channel — as shoppers increasingly go to or discounters like TJ Maxx to buy name brands. The iconic label got attention when First Lady Melania Trump wore a pale-blue dress and jacket combination by the designer on Inauguration Day.When Larsson took over as CEO in late 2015, he was the first chief executive at the iconic company not named Ralph Lauren. He acted quickly, slashing costs to improve the balance sheet and tightening the company’s focus on the brands that made Ralph Lauren known worldwide. The company made strategic changes, lowering inventories and reducing early commitments to major retailers so that it could better react to trends. But, Larsson didn’t have free rein over the creative process.“This sudden departure gives the impression of a brand in crisis, and we believe it signals significant internal wrangling over the future direction of the firm,” said Neil Saunders, managing director of GlobalData Retail. “It also demonstrates the founder’s continued dominance over the business. As much as Ralph Lauren should be respected for his significant achievements and his undeniable design talent, we are concerned by the orthodoxy of his leadership, under which questioning and fresh thinking are relatively rare. This, in our view, is not the way to reinvent a brand that has clearly lost its way.”Shares dropped $10.43 to $76.94 in afternoon trading.______Follow Anne D’Innocenzio: read more

UN warns of urgent humanitarian situation as Boko Haram attacks spill over

“We are extremely concerned about the humanitarian situation, as several thousand people are at present without any assistance,” UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards said in a press release. “We are working with authorities to securely deploy aid workers as soon as possible and at the same time we are preparing for rapid evaluation and response assessments.”In December, the first results of a continuing Nigerien Government census, organized with UNHCR’s technical support, revealed that at least 90,000 people, including Niger nationals previously living in Nigeria, had found refuge in Niger’s Diffa region since May 2013. Many have chosen to remain close to the border, hoping to return to their home villages when the situation calms down.Some 200,000 people have fled Nigeria to neighbouring countries, including Chad, Cameroon and Niger, according to figures from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), due to ongoing violence in Nigeria’s Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states caused by armed insurgents reportedly associated with extremist group Boko Haram. The fighting, however, has spilled over into neighbouring regions, further threatening those refugees who initially escaped Nigeria. In the southern Nigerien region of Diffa, for instance, Niger armed forces have already engaged with the Boko Haram insurgents in running battles. In retaliation, Boko Haram has waged a series of attacks in Diffa town against civilians, including suicide bombings.“This situation is being further exacerbated, as shops remain closed and humanitarian actors have had to significantly reduce their activities in the Diffa region because of the general insecurity,” Mr. Edwards continued. “At present there are no humanitarian actors left in Bosso.” Meanwhile, the UNHCR spokesperson warned that the situation in Cameroon was just “as worrying,” citing reports of killings, abductions and violence in the country’s Far North region near the border with Nigeria. Insecurity was also making it increasingly difficult for UNHCR teams to access the border areas where refugees arrive before relocation to Minawao refugee camp, some 120 kilometres away, he added.“The violence in Cameroon’s Far North is affecting tens of thousands of local residents too,” Mr. Edwards said. “UNHCR is working closely with the government of Cameroon and humanitarian partners to determine the scope and evaluate the situation on the ground, identify and locate the IDPs and to draw up a humanitarian response.” read more

Former OSU running back living his dream after NFL

It takes a great athlete to reach his dream of playing in the NFL. It takes a special kind of person to move on after accomplishing that lifelong goal. Described as a “finisher” by his high school football coach, Michael Wiley, a former Ohio State football player and Dallas Cowboy for four years, has moved forward with life toward new goal after living out his dream of playing in the NFL.  Whether it is teaching young teenagers about the importance of school or developing business ideas, Wiley’s ambition is allowing him to find his place in a world outside of sports.  After cementing himself as the best player Ed Carberry ever coached at Monte Vista High School, Wiley found success on the field at OSU.  Wiley did well on and off the field and realized his dream in 2000 when the Dallas Cowboys drafted him. He averaged 6.3 yards per carry, but injuries ended his career.  “I still feel like I left with something to prove,” Wiley said.  At the age of 25, his dream was over.  After football, Wiley went back to school because he promised his mom he would get his degree. But after getting married, having two kids, and opening the After Five Lounge restaurant and bar in 2007, school was not a priority.  One evening, his wife of seven years, Quiana Wiley, asked him: “How would the kids look at you without a college degree?”  Those words triggered something in Wiley. Nearly a decade after leaving school for the NFL, while working full-time and raising a family, he finished what he had started and graduated in 2008 with a degree in sociology. “It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” Wiley said. “It is definitely my proudest accomplishment.” “I was very proud of Michael for going back,” Quiana Wiley said.  Dee Miller, a former college teammate, said Wiley remains the same confident individual he first met.  “Wiley came here with a California swag, but it was well deserved,” Miller said laughing. “He was confident but not cocky.”  Miller went through the same difficult transition from being an NFL player to living in the “real world.” He said he was happy Wiley went back for his degree.  “It’s fulfilling to see him grow as a young man to a mature, older man,” he said.  Wiley closed the After Five Lounge in 2009 but is currently brainstorming business ideas for the future. He wants to be seen as “Michael Wiley: the businessman,” not as a former athlete in business, he said.  When asked what he still has left to accomplish, he answered: “Everything.”  Wiley,32, is currently a store manager at Kroger grocery store. He said he enjoys his job because he gets to help employees and meet fans. He said he never has a dull moment and learns something new every day. Chris Masten, another Kroger employee, said, “They always take the good people. If he gets a store, I told him to call me. I’ll be the first one to work for him.”  Wiley promotes the importance of school to his younger workers. He sees it as “coaching younger kids.” Wiley has “lessons of the day” where he asks each of them what they learned in school that day. Wiley knows first-hand that education opens more doors, and he hopes to help his workers realize that. Despite having to leave behind a sport that he dedicated much of his life to, Wiley said he would not have done anything differently except “go to USC and get out of this damn cold,” he said.  “The game has been good to me. I appreciate what Ohio State gave to me. I appreciate what Monte Vista gave to me. I appreciate what Dallas gave to me. They showed me something that otherwise I wouldn’t have experienced, and for that I am thankful,” Wiley said.  His Facebook “about me” box reads “Lived 1 Dream Now Living Another 1!” He hopes to finish life strong. Wiley would like to be remembered as a “fun guy, honest person. From day one to now, I’ve never changed,” he said. “What you see is what you get.” read more

Youth apprentices possess the drive to succeed – ExxonMobils Country Manager

ExxonMobil and the Centre for Local Business Development teamed up on Tuesday August 15, to host twelve of the sixteen students currently participating in the Ministry of Natural Resources Apprenticeship programme.Business officials and youths involved in the Ministry of Natural Resources Apprenticeship programme attending the Business Centre for development’s open house, yesterday.The students were given a tour   to ExxonMobil’s office, the offshore rig and the Centre for Local Business which held its first open house for local manufacturers.“These folks seem to have the drive to succeed in the future” remarked Rod Henson, ExxonMobil’s Country Manager. According to Henson the students showed great interest. “They were not afraid to get out there and touch the equipment, try to understand a bit of what’s going on, they talked about how a lot of the mechanical part of it.”He explained that “it has been said that our industry is nothing more that glorified plumbing, there is a little technology involved but essentially that is kind of it. Many of the students are interested in plumbing, and petroleum engineering.“We are really happy to do this because these young people are the future for Guyana”, the Country Manager added.Saskia Daniels, one of the student participants said prior to the visit she did not have much information about the offshore rig, or even the Business Centre. However, despite having a preference for forestry, she felt it was an honour be part of such a programme, and appreciated all that she has learnt regarding the emerging oil and gas sector.“I have never been so excited; I have been to places that I would have never thought I would have gone,” enthused Zion McPherson.  For her, the most exciting part of the programme has been the trip to Iwokrama, Region Eight.Fatima Karen only began the Apprenticeship programme yesterday because she was out of the country, participating in an innovation in science and engineering project. She hopes to someday be a petroleum engineer and looks forward to the rest of the programme.Essequibo resident, 15-year-old Noel Sukhai, said after hearing of the programme, he was overwhelmed mainly because “Guyana is such a beautiful country and there are not many opportunities for youths to explore and see the real Guyana not only the city”.He said that although he is from Region Two, it was quite a “breathtaking” experience travelling to Iwokrama, and exploring the oil and gas industry.Most of his life he wanted to become a doctor, however after learning about the oil and gas industry, he plans to pursue a career in petroleum engineering.An additional part of the students’ package was a tour of the Centre for Local Business Development which afforded them the opportunity to interact with manufacturers, and members of the Guyana Manufacturing & Services Association (GMSA), who were themselves benefitting from an open house held by the Centre.Members were educated on the functions of the Centre which included registering businesses in the supplier registration portal, informing members of upcoming Offshore Oil and Gas Literacy training sessions, and registering members for courses.The Centre which opened last July, is funded by Exxon Mobil and managed by DAI Global. It provides a space for local firms to learn about opportunities in the oil and gas industry, strengthen their competitiveness and prepare them to supply the oil and gas industry with various services.Project Director of the Centre and DAI Representative Patrick Henry explained the Centre’s Offshore Oil and Gas Literacy courses, which are made up of four sessions: Introduction to the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry; the Local Content in Guyana’s Emerging Offshore Petroleum Sector; Basics of Health Safety and the Environment and Introduction to the Procurement for local suppliers.The centre will offer basic training through its partners the Institute for Private Enterprise Development (IPED), EMPRETEC, BrainStreet and Food Management Services.ExxonMobil country manager pointed out that “Engaging the business associations is a critical step to ensure Guyanese businesses are included in the opportunities that the oil and gas sector brings to Guyana both directly and indirectly”.Through the Centre Exxon Mobil will work with existing suppliers, potential new suppliers and other stakeholders to develop local companies and encourage an increasingly competitive industrial base.GMSA Shyam Nokta said that they were extremely pleased to be part of the Centre, while noting that members from across seven sub sectors will benefit from the open house.  The seven sub sectors include Agro processing, services, forestry, wood products, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and fast food.Nokta explained that the members will not only benefit from training for the oil and gas sector, but in building medium and small-scale businesses. 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