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first_imgDuring the interview process, you may go through several rounds of interviews before you meet with the ultimate decision maker. In some cases, this could be the CEO or another C-suite executive.The interview may very well be more than the “final nod” of approval. This final crucial encounter could make or break your success in landing the position. At this executive level, it’s important to know what to expect in order to best prepare for it, say experts at Harris Allied, a recruiting firm specializing in the placement of technology professionals within the financial services sector.“What typically throws candidates when interviewing with the ‘C’ suite is not the substance of the questions but the style of the interviewer,” explained Kathy Harris, managing director at Harris Allied. “Stylistically the CEO/CIO/CFO/COO can throw even the most practiced interviewer off of their game. Even if you’ve done your homework, it’s important to remember that the interview style of the CEO will probably be very different from their television or video personality.”Harris offers her insights on six interview styles she’s seen foil top candidates:Autocratic: This domineering style might put you on edge or distract you with concerns about the work environment under this type of authority. Don’t take it personally or let it throw you off. Even the most approachable CEO can have a bad day or quirky interview style. It’s not necessarily reflective of their management style. Candidates should almost over prepare for interviews by researching the company, key executives and initiatives. It’s not just enough to look at the website and know revenues and industry position. Candidates who prep by rehearsing their key messages and questions for the interviewer are more confident and less likely to be caught off guard.Folksy/Neighborly: This overly casual style might make you lose focus or feel so comfortable you let the conversation drift to off-topic matters. This can be especially deadly — it’s still an interview. Smile and look for a segue to bring the conversation back to the company and position. “I can see why people like working here. You’ve reinforced my desire to join and make a contribution to this organization. Please tell me more about some of your top initiatives.”Disinterested: This distracted style might make you wonder if they are even seriously considering you for the position, or perhaps they are just going through the motions for some unknown reason. Keep in mind that a busy executive wouldn’t spend time in an interview for no reason. They may have come from a difficult meeting, be trying to solve another problem, or haven’t had time to thoroughly review your resume. They are listening and you’re in their office. Stick to your plan.Salesy: This “look at everything we can do for you” style might make you feel like “this is a slam dunk” and leave you complacent. Don’t get overconfident — you don’t have the job yet! Most senior hires are consensus decisions made by a team. It’s important to give them the answer to the question “Why hire him?” that will inevitably come up later.Brick Wall: This hard-to-grasp style might be frustrating in its lack of feedback. You just can’t get a “read” on them and think to yourself “who is this person?” This is where preparation builds the confidence to speak to the value you bring to the organization. Keep it businesslike and professional. A good question to ask is what do they see as the greatest challenge facing the company at the present time. Sometimes even senior people need an icebreaker.Contrarian: This style seems to be just plain argumentative. This is especially tough for candidates to get past. I’ve known organizations where an interviewer intentionally takes this position to see how candidates react in difficult or stressful situations. Will they lose their cool? Become agitated or distracted? Smile. Take a breath and think “Teflon.”“Regardless of which style of interview you face — you’ve made your plan, you’ve come prepared, and you know you are the best candidate for the job,” noted Harris. “The interview process is difficult for most organizations to navigate. It’s time-consuming, distracting, and, while everyone agrees there’s nothing more important than talent acquisition, it’s generally no one’s first choice of activities. This is your chance to shine; prepare and bring your ‘A Game.’” – By Barbara SafaniAlso on AOL Jobs…Ask an Expert: Should I Change Careers?Five Ways to Deal With the Workplace Drama QueenThe Green Rush: Behind the Growing Medical Marijuana Industrylast_img read more

first_imgThe disciplinary committee of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) suspended FC Pune City head coach Ranko Popovic with immediate effect on Friday pending further inquiry.Disciplinary Committee Chairman Ushanath Banerjee, while reviewing the latest public comments made by Popovic against referee and match officials, issued the sanction order.”Having considered the utterances against the decisions of the Referee and the Match Officials, its prima facie appears that Ranko Popovic has breached the disciplinary code and the law of the game with impunity amounting to gross misconduct,” Banerjee stated in a communication to the club.Popovic was held guilty of abusing and insulting match officials and was slapped with sanctions on an earlier occasion as well.”But even after that, he continued with his obdurate acts resulting in a warning. The instant subject matter is thus a third instance of improper conduct,” the AIFF said in a statement.Popovic has been served a show cause notice and he has to reply within March 9 and appear for a hearing before the committee on March 16 at the AIFF headquarters in New Delhi.”In the meanwhile, pending final decision of the committee, Ranko Popovic will remain suspended under Article 21 and 22 of the code,” the AIFF stament added.last_img read more

first_imgCM inaugurates Gulzarbagh sports complex in PatnaPatna, Apr 17 (PTI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today inaugurated the Gulzarbagh Sports Complex here.Speaking on the occasion, Kumar said the complex would be helpful in promoting sports in the city, an official release said.The lawn of the complex needs to be smoothen further, he said adding that more than 100 stadiums have been constructed so far at block level in the state.There is a need to construct sports complex and training centres at block, district and divisional levels, Kumar said adding that sports play an important role in the development of youths as it helps in overall development.Praising Shreyasi Singh, who won gold medal in shooting at the just concluded Commonwealth games, the CM congratulated Shreyasi Singh on her achievement and said that such talented sports persons would be honoured by the state government, the release said adding that art, culture and youth department has already taken a decision in this regard. PTI AR ARlast_img read more

first_imgChelsea tracking PSV prospect Mohamed Ihattarenby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea are tracking PSV Eindhoven prospect Mohamed Ihattaren.The 17 year-old has been a revelation for PSV Eindhoven this season, scoring one goal and producing three assists in seven appearances in the says the teen is attracting interest from Chelsea.Ihattaren is tied to PSV until 2022.Chelsea, dependent on appeal, cannot buy new players until next summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer talking to the media at the Rose Bowl.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer speaks to the media after the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)It’s no secret that college football head coaches are constantly in competition with each other on the recruiting front. Friday night, via the 2,000 texts/emails that Ohio State released relating to the Zach Smith allegations, we got a look at how Ohio State operated under Urban Meyer.Meyer, in one text, noted that Alabama and other programs had been trying to hire away a number of his assistants – including Ryan Day, Alex Grinch, Greg Schiano and Zach Smith. In another text, he appears to suggest that Ohio State should “leak” that the Crimson Tide were trying to poach his coaches.Meyer, in the text, appears to imply that it would help Ohio State’s recruiting if recruits knew that Alabama was trying to his away his coaches.This is likely par for the course in college football recruiting. But it’s still fascinating to actually read. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p On January 19, 2018, Urban appears to suggest they could leak that Alabama was interested in recruiting away Ohio State coaches (this has yet to be verified to have happened) #OhioState #Alabama #Buckeyes— Scott Levy (@ScottLevy88) August 2, 2019The irony here, of course, is that Nick Saban’s staff has been gutted the past few years because of how successful he’s been.Meyer, as we all know, was suspended three games for how he handled the allegations against Smith. He eventually resigned after the 2018 season.Smith, meanwhile, was fired before the 2018 season.last_img read more

first_img Mr. Haughton received prizes worth over $100,000, which include an iPad, a stay for two at a Spanish Hotel, access to the Instituto Cervantes online course, a gift certificate for school materials and a membership in an international Spanish Teacher’s Association. Meadowbrook High School’s Errol Haughton, is the winner of the Spanish Jamaican Foundation’s (SJF) Spanish Teacher of the Year Award. Story Highlights The award is an initiative of the SJF, given to a Jamaican teacher who has demonstrated excellence in the delivery of the Spanish language in the classroom. A teacher at Meadowbrook High School, in Kingston, Mr. Errol Haughton, is the inaugural winner of the Spanish Jamaican Foundation’s (SJF) Spanish Teacher of the Year Award.This was announced by Spanish Ambassador to Jamaica, and President of the SJF, Celsa Nuño, during a reception celebrating Spain’s National Day at the Mona Visitor’s Lodge, on October 9.The award is an initiative of the SJF, given to a Jamaican teacher who has demonstrated excellence in the delivery of the Spanish language in the classroom.Mr. Haughton received prizes worth over $100,000, which include an iPad, a stay for two at a Spanish Hotel, access to the Instituto Cervantes online course, a gift certificate for school materials and a membership in an international Spanish Teacher’s Association.With over 20 years of teaching Spanish, Mr. Haughton expressed his appreciation at being chosen the inaugural winner of the award.“It is a very good feeling after teaching for such a long time and having been involved in Spanish teaching for a long time,” Mr. Haughton said.He noted that his students are normally very interested in the subject and this is evident in how the students relate during teaching hours.“They are interested in going on trips abroad to Spanish speaking countries. They try to make sure that they speak to me in Spanish as much as possible, although students nowadays don’t like to speak in the foreign language that they are learning. I always ask my students to try and speak as much in Spanish, as the language is more spoken than written. I have achieved that to some extent,” Mr. Haughton said.The teacher added that he also uses teaching aides, such as music and trips abroad to enhance the learning experience of the students.“Having been to a number of Spanish speaking countries, I have a wealth of the culture that is there, so in my classes when something comes up that deals with that culture, then I am able to speak from the point of view of someone who has experienced it. So, having known somebody who has gone there, that also serves as a motivation for them,” he said.Mr. Haughton also lauded the work of the Spanish Department at Meadowbrook, while encouraging students to practise, so as to achieve the level of success that is desired.“There are lots of opportunities out there. There are scholarships you can get to go and study in Spanish speaking countries, so if you study Spanish you are widening your horizon. I am encouraging students who are in high schools to make Spanish your priority,” he said.Meanwhile, the Spanish Ambassador expressed her appreciation for the assistance received from the Ministry of Education and the Jamaica Teaching Council in assessing the nominees.“I am pleased to say that some very sound nominations came from deep rural Jamaica and we are particularly impressed by a teacher from Westmoreland, whose knowledge of Spanish was mostly self taught,” Mrs. Nuño said.The Ambassador said she is a strong advocate for the teaching of Spanish in Jamaica, as the language has the potential to facilitate economic and political integration for Jamaica in the region.“In this task, both the Embassy and the Spanish Jamaican Foundation work hand in hand with the Ministry of Education, and in technology we have found our best ally to expand our reach to teachers in particular,” Mrs. Nuño said.For his part, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. A.J. Nicholson said that since the formal establishment of diplomatic relations in 1977, Jamaica and Spain have had warm relations.He noted that the partnership has  been reinforced through the development and administration of several economic, technical, educational and cultural co-operation projects, which have benefited  both countries.“In the last ten years, bilateral relations have grown significantly, particularly at the level of private sector interface and government to government interaction. While many have described it as a kind of renaissance, a second wave of Spanish interest, we see it as a return to a land of tremendous opportunities,” Senator Nicholson said.He also expressed appreciation for the Spanish investment in the expansion of the hotel sector, while adding that Spanish investment in Jamaica has yielded tangible benefits in the form of direct and indirect employment of thousands of Jamaicans.Co-operation between both countries has also been in the areas of agriculture, health, education and the environment.“As we seek to strengthen our existing partnership, Jamaica looks forward to closer collaboration and co-operation with Spain at the bilateral, regional and multilateral levels, even as we face the constant pressures of the myriad global economic challenges which confront us as a small island developing state. However, with the support of our international partners like Spain, we will endeavour to overcome the sternest of challenges,” Senator Nicholson said.last_img read more

first_imgIslamabad: Pakistan and the IMF are set to sign a USD 6-8 billion bailout package, Finance Minister Asad Umar has announced, as the cash-strapped country tries to wriggle out from a severe balance-of-payments crisis that threatens to cripple its economy. He said the International Monetary Fund package would ease off pressure from the country’s dwindling foreign reserves. “We have reached an agreement and all the major issues have been settled and documented,” Umar told a meeting of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Finance and Revenue on Monday after a visit to the US. External account pressure reduced Pakistan’s international reserves to USD 6.6 billion by mid-January 2019, but with short-term financing from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and China, foreign reserves increased to USD 10.5 billion at the end of March. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalUmar said that an IMF mission will visit Islamabad during the last week of April, which is when the bailout package amount will be finalised, Pakistani media reported. The finance minister later told journalists that the bailout package with the IMF had been “agreed upon in writing and we have an agreement on all policy matters.” These matters included exchange rate, fiscal deficit, energy, public finance and public sector entities, he said. Umar said the exact size of the fund programme had not be concluded, adding that it would be between USD 6 billion and USD 8 billion. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostHe said major flows would then come from the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) that had been blocked in the pipeline owing to insufficient import cover and the absence of IMF umbrella. He said Pakistan’s financing gap was around USD 15 billion while USD 7-8 billion from the World Bank, USD 6-8 billion from the IMF and ADB would be available while the process for launch of international bonds had already been started.last_img read more

The 50 year old Air Force member was arrested when he was about to board a flight to Dubai. (Colombo Gazette) A former Sri Lanka Air Force pilot was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) with a pistol.The Police said that the former Sri Lanka Air Force pilot, who was employed in Kenya, was arrested when his luggage was checked at the airport.

A 62-year old man who was hit by a car in downtown Hamilton last week has died.The crash happened just before 4 p.m. last Monday on York Boulevard near Hess Street. Police have interviewed the 22-year old driver of the car and several witnesses, but haven’t provided any details on what happened. Speed and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the incident. Police are still looking to speak with more witnesses.

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the team is on its way to Bandudu province following Government reports that Sunday’s deadly tornado killed more than 160 people and left close to 2,000 families homeless.Together with officials and doctors from the DRC Ministry of Health, OCHA staff are now travelling by boat to the hardest hit areas and will report back tomorrow, when a more detailed assessment of damage and casualties will be provided.

“The issue of the name of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is, beyond its semantic dimension, an important piece in the puzzle of putting to rest irredentist notions and attempts to rewrite history in our region,” the Foreign Minister told the 67th Assembly’s General Debate, at UN Headquarters in New York.“Greece believes that the solution lies in a fair settlement: a name with a geographical qualifier, since Macedonia is a geographical region that overlaps the territories of three countries, the largest part in Greece and then Bulgaria and (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia),” he added. “And of course this name must be used in relation to everyone.”A UN-brokered Interim Accord was signed by the two countries in 1995, providing for the establishment of diplomatic relations between them and addressing other related issues. Under the Accord, the parties agreed to continue negotiations under the auspices of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with a view to reaching agreement on their difference over the ‘name.’“When we resolve this issue, we will be able to realize the vast potential in our relations, to our mutual benefit, and Greece will be the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s staunchest ally and friend in its efforts to realize its Euroatlantic aspirations,” Mr. Avramapoulos stated, adding that Greece is the most important economic partner for its northern neighbour. In his speech, he also said that Greece supported the efforts of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus to pursue negotiations with the Turkish Cypriot community under UN auspices aimed at reuniting the Mediterranean island, which has been divided since inter-communal violence erupted in 1964.“However, after 38 years, the division of the island continues and the results of the talks have been disappointing, due to Turkish-Cypriot intransigence to engage in constructive talks,” he noted. “We applaud Cyprus’ decision to act on its sovereign right to exploit the natural gas deposits in its exclusive economic zone.”The UN-sponsored talks seek to set up a bicommunal, bizonal federation with a single sovereignty, single citizenship and single international personality, with political equality.Other topics mentioned in Mr. Avramapoulos’ statement include the crisis in Syria, freedom of expression, human rights and Greece’s economic crisis.Greece’s Foreign Minister is one of scores of world leaders and other high-level officials presenting their views and comments on issues of individual national and international relevance at the Assembly’s General Debate, which ends on 1 October. read more

The OSU-Newark branch campus. Credit: Courtesy of OSUFor Chelsea Dobson, a fourth-year in art at Ohio State’s Newark campus, basketball games are a time for the campus to get together and share in one experience of fandom.“The main sport that I feel like gets the most attention is the basketball team. Usually, those are the best crowds,” said Dobson, who works as a student athletic assistant at OSU-Newark. “They will cheer, they yell crazy things when we have the ball and things like that.”But students at OSU-Newark will not get the chance to cheer on their team next year after it was announced on April 10 that varsity sports will no longer be offered beginning in the fall, because of budget reduction initiatives by the school.The school announced the decision as part of an email sent out to faculty and staff that said, as part of the budget planning for fiscal year 2016, the varsity athletic teams will be discontinued, effective June 30.OSU-Newark offers six varsity sports: women’s volleyball, women’s basketball, softball, men’s basketball, baseball and golf. The sports teams compete in the Ohio Regional Campus Conference, which is an “independent sports organization that serves the regional campuses of Ohio,” according to the email.The school’s recreational and intramural sports will continue on campus, the email said.William MacDonald, dean and director of OSU-Newark, said he understands the impact this decision will have on both student-athletes and the general student population.“It certainly will have an impact on them and I have talked to several of them,” he said. “I had a meeting with our student government and students they invited. Several athletes attended and they made a very well-reasoned argument as to how athletics can benefit students.”During the 2014-15 academic year, OSU-Newark had 70 student-athletes involved in the school’s athletic teams, said Holly Mason, director of student life at OSU-Newark.“Depending on the year and student interest, we typically have 70 – 100 student-athletes competing in varsity athletics in the course of an academic year,” Mason said in an email.MacDonald said the decision to cut varsity sports is part of one set of cuts that have been proposed to balance the budgets for both OSU-Newark and the Central Ohio Technical College, which shares the campus.The budget reduction plans are a necessity because of several economic factors related to the cost of tuition, MacDonald added.“Part of the budget that we built this year (was) based on the assumption that we would have a 2 percent tuition increase, but of course, we didn’t increase tuition by 2 percent,” he said. “The university plugged that hole for all units. And so that helped us this year, so looking to next year, that was one-time money that is going to go away, so we have to cover that gap.”In addition to this expense, which MacDonald said is approximately $290,000, another cost the school has to plan for is caused by the fact that fewer students are enrolling at COTC and that enrollment at OSU-Newark is predicted to remain relatively stagnant.“(COTC’s) enrollment has declined a little bit, our share of expenses will increase because our proportion of the student body is going to increase,” he said. “And then we have all of the uncertainty of the subsidies and tuition. We are not expecting growth in enrollment, at least not in the next couple of years. And so we won’t be seeing new revenue there.”MacDonald said the school has taken precautionary measures by reducing the budget so that these impending costs will be covered in the upcoming years. In total, he said, the school is looking to offset approximately $915,000 in possible expenses with cuts.“It’s conservative, but we have to balance the budget, so that is why we are setting that target,” he said.Although he said it is hard to decide what to cut, MacDonald added that he thinks the cuts the school is making are the ones necessary to preserve the services students need the most.“I would argue that right now, there are other things that we have wanted to do, but haven’t been able to do and probably won’t be able to do until we are able to get through this period of budget pressure,” he said. “If we were, let’s say three or four years from now, we had some sort of boost to our revenue, we know there are things that we want to do that we think will improve student success. Things like expanding our first-generation student learning community (or) providing more scholarships.“Those kind of things would all take priority over varsity athletics.”But it is not just athletics that are on the expenditure chopping block for next year. Other budget cuts announced in the Friday email include the restructuring of the Office of Student Life and the Office of Financial Aid, changes in the hours of operation of the Warner Library, the elimination of at least eight univeristy positions and the discontinuation of large-scale food events such as the fall welcome lunch, spring picnic and holiday reception.Dobson said students were surprised and disappointed upon hearing of these expected cuts, especially the elimination of varsity sports.“General student reaction has just been complete shock, especially with the student-athletes,” she said. “We had no idea that it was even up in the air. It was extremely shocking, just because there was no prior knowledge. It makes it even harder and it is really sad, especially because we felt like this coming year was going to be our year for sports.”Mason said discussions and planning are “currently taking place,” and the school is looking into ways to increase options for recreational and intramural sports, as well as other student organizations“Budget cuts are extremely difficult to endure,” she said. “My heart goes out to our student-athletes, our staff – both administrative and coaching and all that have participated in or been an influence to our program.”MacDonald said even though he understands why students are upset, he hopes they will continue to find ways to be involved in the campus community.“I am hoping that they will realize the value of an Ohio State degree and stick with it, even though they won’t have that opportunity to play varsity sports,” he said. “In the scheme of things, of course, we are looking at preserving the things that are most vital to student success. And in the scheme of things, varsity sports are just not that closely connected to the core of our mission.” read more

← Previous Story Polish right wing Jakub Lucak retires at age 28 Next Story → TOP 30 transfers in women’s handball before season 2017/2018 TSV Hannover Burgdorf made a small surprise at Round 2 of DKB Bundesliga by beating SG Flensburg Handewitt 32:29 (20:13). The final result don’t describe 60 minutes of total domination of home team led by Spanish coach Antonio Carlos Ortega, who showed that Hannover can be serious task for all rivals at home court at TUI Arena.TSV Hannover-Burgdorf – SG Flensburg-Handewitt 32:29 (20:13)TSV Hannover-Burgdorf: Ziemer (10 saves), Semisch (2 saves) – Patrail (6), Häfner (7), Karason, Böhm (2), Kastening (4), Olsen (3), Johannsen, Mortensen (6/3), Kalafut, Christophersen, Lehnhoff, Brozovic (2), Pevnov (2)SG Flensburg-Handewitt: Andersson (9 saves), Lind (1 save, 24.-30.) – Karlsson, Glandorf (7), Mogensen, Svan (2), Wanne (6), Jeppsson (1), Heinl, Zachariassen (2), Toft Hansen, Gottfridsson (4), Lauge (7/4), Mahé, RødMT Melsungen beat Vfl Gummersbach 25:23.Wetzlar – GWD Minden 24:24Magdeburg – Eulen Ludwigshafen 30:26Leipzig – Huttenberg 26:25 read more

first_imgFacebook : les Français aussi peuvent géolocaliser leurs amis France – Facebook propose désormais ses services de géolocalisation aux internautes français. Un utilisateur peut maintenant savoir où se trouvent ses contacts, et vice versa.Facebook étend son offre de services en France. Désormais, les utilisateurs qui se connectent au réseau social peuvent renseigner leurs amis au sujet du lieu où ils se trouvent. Encore plus intéressant, le logiciel propose aussi de renseigner quels contacts sont à proximité. Cette option est entièrement configurable avec un paramètre de confidentialité proposé et une protection supplémentaire pour les mineurs. De plus, les personnes citées dans le service pourront enlever leurs noms si elles le désirent. Déjà disponible sur iPhone, la géolocalisation s’étend sur tous les autres appareils.Le 1 octobre 2010 à 11:06 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgStay on target Amazon Employees Join Sept. 20 Global Climate WalkoutGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls For years, there’s been a viral brain teaser floating around the Internet where you’re asked to count the number of Fs in a sentence. Amazon figures that amusing little mind bender could be turned into a CAPTCHA killer.In a patent that was awarded latest week, Amazon describes using these seemingly silly little puzzles as a way to distinguish between actual people and bots. You know the ones — the annoying, insidious spambots that fill your social feeds with garbage posts… or worse, the ones that try to break into your accounts on sites that have poor defenses against brute force attacks.Images in the patent filing show a couple of examples that could be used to sniff out bots:Here’s how this one works. Humans tend to miss certain characters — or even whole words, particularly articles — when we’re fluent speakers of a language. We tend to read a whole word (or often groups of words) at once, which makes counting individual letters quite tricky.A standard CAPTCHA test assumes that a human will be able to decipher the code and that a bot will struggle to do it. Amazon’s plan turns things upside down. It anticipates human failure. Here, a score that is too good will look like the work of a bot.Amazon also pitches the classic silk/milk gag and sentences made of jumbled up words — another great way to spot a human since we’re pretty good at reading whole words even if their constituent letters are all messed up.This is just a patent filing for now, but a real system like this… well, it’s definitely better than the one churning out these little gems (via Gizmodo):Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, July 29, 2016 – Police will get faster boats and new staff.  The Radar team will likely be grafted into the Royal Turks and Caicos Police Force and be under the direction of the Commissioner. The recommendation, which is to go to the Cabinet is another pertinent stride following the meeting this week Tuesday of the National Security Council or NSC.The NSC notes to media said, “…to ensure as effective a detection unit as possible, members of the existing team should be transferred to become members of the Police staff under the direction of the Commissioner once the appropriate administrative steps have been taken.” last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 22, 2017 – Providenciales – The Animal Health Services Division is the that section of the Agriculture Department that is charged with the responsibility to prevent the introduction and spread of animal disease, to protect and promote animal health, to control the movement of animals and animal products, into, from and within the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), coupled to that is the control of animals.To prevent the development of a disease or to prevent its spread, we must destroy the agent, host and environment link. The combination of medicine and non-pharmaceutical measures work best to break such link. Veterinary care along with keeping our environment clean while reducing the number of animals roaming are some of the things we can do to prevent the development and spread of diseases.This vaccination program is a direct result of a suspected parvovirus outbreak that occurred on Grand Turk during the month of April of this year. It happened just one month into my acting as CVO commenced. As a result, the AHS put measures in place to combat the spread of the disease. Some of the steps inconvenienced those people who wanted to take their pets for walks, it also affected those traveling with pets. In the end, the measures served its purpose.  After the situation in Grand Turk, I put a disease surveillance program in place where the clinics report on the animal disease for the month. This surveillance mechanism led to an early detection of Canine Distemper in the later part of June.Further, the parvovirus crises provide us the opportunity to be proactive as such we have this vaccination campaign as a second intervention, I thought about it for a while, then I shared it with the AHS team, then with Mr. Dexter Gordon who was  Ag. Director at the time. Both Mr. Gordon and the AHS team endorsed the idea, I then called the veterinarians and welfare groups on the island to ask what are their thoughts about us collaborating on the First National Vaccination Campaign for Dogs in the Turks and Caicos Islands. They too thought it is what we need, as such lend their support, hence here we are today, putting our agendas aside in the interest of the animals.Why a vaccination campaign?Vaccines provide the best protection against viruses, to this end we have secured the Canine Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza, and Leptospirosis combination vaccine along with some Rabies vaccines. In the absence of vaccines, dogs are at risk of being infected with some of the most contagious diseases among canines.  Two of the diseases mentioned that the dogs would receive immunization against are zoonotic (can be spread from animals to humans). According to Center for Disease Control, 6 out of every10 infectious disease are of animal origin, and 3 or of every 4 new emerging diseases are also of animal origin. The interdependent relationship between humans and animals, for food, cloth, shelter, transportation, recreation, and companionship put people at risk of contracting a zoonotic disease.  Therefore, we would be wise to promote and protect animal health, for by so doing we are protecting our health and the health of our loved ones.How will the program work?There will be an in-clinic and an outreach aspect to the campaign.  From  Monday, July 24, 2017, until August 12, 2017, animal owners can take their dogs to Bark and Bliss, Wooding Vet Service or TCveterinary Association any day during their opening hours and they will administer the vaccines free. As it relates to the outreach aspect, three teams will be in an area at three different locations on Saturdays between 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Again you can take your animals for the free vaccines. Tomorrow Saturday, one team will be at Walkin Marine Gas Station, another at the Jetty, opposite the government clinic and another at Grant’s Gas Station at the junction of Phase 2 and Millennium Highway. The next Saturday we will be in Kew Town and Five Cays. Then we will move to Glass Shack, Leeward Highway, The Bight, Jubba Sound, Long Bay and Leeward.After completing Providenciales, we will move to Grand Turk for one Saturday then on to South Caicos.Since there exists that interdependent relationship between humans and animals, we are encouraging all pet owners to take advantage of the free vaccines, to protect your animal’s health, in so doing you will be protecting your health and the health of your loved ones.Thank you Related Items:last_img read more

first_imgMark Newman, and ASA/WISHH Country Representative, R.S.N. Janjua, inspect mash feed at the Super Punjab Feeds mill. Mr. Newman provided technical information on the potential to improve the company’s product with soy and advanced equipment.The American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) program recently sent Mark Newman, an aquaculture consultant, to Pakistan as part of the USDA-funded FEEDing Pakistan project. Mr. Newman presented about the utilization of soy products in aquafeeds at a major conference in Lahore; visited five feed mills interested in, or currently producing, soy-based fish feed; and provided technical information on fish nutrition, feed manufacturing, and quality assurance in support of the FEEDing Pakistan project.ASA/WISHH is exploring opportunities with private sector investors in Pakistan interested in the production of extruded, soy-based feed for the growing aquaculture industry. Mark traveled to Lahore, Multan, Muzzafar Garh and Karachi.last_img read more

first_imgThere are a few different reasons why coffee makes people feel the urge to poop. (Credit: Shutterstock)You may consume coffee to get your day started, as a pick-me-up, or to get you through a lengthy meeting. You may also drink it to, perhaps, get things moving along on schedule.About 29 percent of people claim they felt the urge to poop after drinking coffee, according to a commonly cited study from 1990. But why? Discover reached out to a gastroenterology expert to see if we could get to the bottom of it.Gastroenterology is the study of the digestive system, which starts at your mouth and ends at your butt. You might see a gastroenterologist for digestive diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, heartburn and constipation. Basically, Jonathan Rosenberg, gastroenterologist and American Gastroenterological Association expert, knows a thing or two about how we poop.Coffee, Then PoopCoffee has caffeine in it, which is a stimulant. Caffeine speeds up the squeezing motion of your gut and increases the propulsion of material through the intestine, Rosenberg says.“The same reason it keeps you awake or makes your heart beat faster, it stimulates your gut and helps you go [poop],” Rosenberg says.He and many other experts look to caffeine for why we have coffee-related poops. But, like many things in science, we haven’t yet reached consensus. After all, people don’t report on a large-scale that they feel like they have to poop after ingesting other caffeine-filled drinks like soda or energy drinks. For many people, smoking a cigarette can also give their insides a bit of a nudge. Instead, some believe the compound chlorogenic acid, which creates higher levels of stomach acid and more gastric acid, could be the culprit.Rosenberg points out that at the end of the day people respond differently to coffee. There really isn’t a sure way to tell you why, exactly, many take a dump after sipping their cup-o-joe.“If you have a routine and coffee is part of that routine, it may be your bias that you’re associating going to the bathroom after having coffee,” he says. Plus, going number two depends on hydration levels, stress levels, and the amount of exercise a person gets.One thing we do know is that we all poop, or at least we all should.last_img read more

first_imgA cow was found dead in Sir George Street, Colenso, early this morning (September 5).It is believed that the cow was hit by a vehicle during the course of last night.Fire & Emergency Services found the carcass at the side of the road.“How can someone be so heartless as to hit a poor animal with their car and just leave it to die?” said an upset resident. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more