Premier calling for better positioning and visibility of Police officers

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Increased Police presence promised, TCI Police Commissioner statement on recent shootings Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Related Items:commissioner of Police, james smith, police officers, premier rufus ewing, visibility Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Jun 2015 – Police officers’ welfare came up when the Premier and the Commissioner of Police met earlier in the week.“But when you have more bodies on the streets and visible, then you would be able to relegate those persons who are more specially skilled into the proper areas where they ought to be.”It seems Government is ready to not only work with the Force to ensure there is better distribution of skills sets, but they are prepared to finance some changes. “We’ll be looking at and addressing to see how and to what extent we can support, give financial support to that initiative and also in the area to have better working conditions.”More hours on the streets will improve police visibility and police viability says Hon Rufus Ewing. “We need to get more police officers from behind the desks and on the streets in the communities.”There may have to be consideration given to delegating people outside of the Police Force to get tip information since the prevailing view of the public is that Police are not confidential about tipsters. The Premier believes these may be isolated instances but Hon Ewing explained that he has recommended to Commissioner James Smith that he surround himself with advisers and to employ the know-how of retired officers who can help to change the current climate on information sharing.last_img read more

Northwestern Ohio Officials Develop Workforce Vision

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Officials in northwest Ohio last week held a two-day workshop to generate ideas to expand job creation opportunities and assist businesses and workers harmed by defense cutbacks at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima.The participants first learned that existing workforce development efforts in Allen County have a cohesive structure, according to Future iQ Partners, the consultant hired by the county through a $220,000 grant from the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA).“You don’t have dysfunction here,” said David Beurle, the firm’s CEO. “You’re not broken … and you’re not starting at zero. You’ve got momentum,” he told the two dozen participants.One challenge, however, is that private sector and community efforts aren’t closely linked, reported limaohio.com.“Just a few spokes needed tightened up on the wheel a little bit,” said Denny Glenn, the Allen County Commissioners’ project manager for the grant.Future iQ Partners next will draft an action plan that will be used in a proposal for another grant from OEA. Additional funding would be used to implement the initial stages of the action plan, according to the story.Options for the second phase include forming a local leadership team, creating a position or organization to focus on workforce needs, streamlining marketing and promotional tools for the region, and hosting an event focused on the manufacturing workforce.The Joint Systems Manufacturing Center is a government-owned, contractor-operated facility that produces tanks and military vehicles.last_img read more

Wind Project Could Threaten Niagara Falls Base Opponents Say

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR A proposed wind farm on the shores of Lake Ontario could pose a threat to training activities at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, according to local opponents of the project.Charlottesville, Va.-based Apex Clean Energy has proposed building 70 turbines about 25 miles from the base in the towns of Somerset and Yates.“If there’s the simplest little hiccup in this base’s operation, why give Washington bureaucrats in the Department of Defense and the Pentagon an easy reason to say, ‘Let’s close this base’?” former New York state Attorney General Dennis Vacco asked during a news conference Wednesday in front of the base’s main gate. Vacco was retained by Somerset to fight the wind project, reported Buffalo News.The turbines would be in the flight path for drones expected to fly training missions from the Niagara Falls base to Fort Drum in Watertown, after construction of a command center is completed at the air reserve station, Vacco said.“There is military air space over Lake Ontario,” said Eric Durr, spokesman for the New York National Guard.The base’s lack of encroachment has been a key attribute that has helped it avoid closure in the past, according a letter sent to the state Public Service Commission by three retired colonels from the base.“The construction of these turbines could indeed pose a serious encroachment threat into the MOA [military operating area],” the letter said. The retired officers wrote the letter at the request of Save Ontario Shores, a citizen group opposed to the wind farm.Officials at the air reserve station are not taking a position on the wind project, according to the story. “We’re performing the mission as always, and we’re awaiting the outcome of the study,” spokeswoman Maj. Andrea Pitruzzella said in reference to an obstruction evaluation the FAA will be conducting. “We certainly appreciate across the board that everyone involved is considering our mission,” she said.last_img read more

Razer Respawn mental performance drink mix wants to up your game

first_img Post a comment Gaming Culture Wellness See All More from E3 • Most of the ingredients are the various B vitamins found in energy drinks and antioxidants.  But while Respawn is sugar free — it uses the artificial sweetener Sucralose — it has maltodextrin, a complex carbohydrate that allows the powder to stay all powdery. That’s why it has 20 calories. But maltodextrin breaks down into… sugar. And it has a higher glycemic index than… sugar. So you may still get the spike and crash, and you definitely need to factor it in if you’re diabetic or on a keto diet. It really depends upon how much maltodextrin is in it. Share your voice The best new gaming laptops, ranked Aug 3 • E3 journalists see their personal info exposed by security flaw 6:35 41 Photos reading • Razer Respawn ‘mental performance’ drink mix wants to up your game Jul 26 • Doom Eternal: QuakeCon ‘Year of Doom’ keynote shows more ‘Battlemode’ action Tags E3 2019 Aug 28 • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, gameplay footage and everything we know Aug 19 • Borderlands 3: FL4K, new endgame content and everything else we know Get weird with Razer’s new energy drinks How to preorder all the new games Watch every E3 video game trailer Nintendo recap: New Zelda sequel, Banjo-Kazooie, Luigi’s Mansion and more E3 2019: Complete coverage on GameSpot E3 2019: Complete coverage on CNET E3 2019 Sadly, the Respawn Shaker Cup does not support Chroma. Razer Razer launched an April Fool’s campaign in 2010 for a gamer-focused drink, Project Venom V2. It turns out that seemed like such a good idea to some people that the company turned it into a real product in time for t his year”s E3, Razer Respawn (not to be confused with Jedi: Fallen Order developer Respawn Entertainment). But don’t call it an “energy drink” — it’s a “mental performance drink mix” that “contains premium ingredients that help support increased focus, reaction time, and mental stamina.”Respawn comes in single-serving powder packets that you mix with 16-20 ounces of water. A box with 20 packets of an individual flavor runs $25 (at Razer and Amazon); flavors are green apple, tropical pineapple, pomegranate watermelon and blue raspberry. You can also spring for the $30 custom shaker, which does not support Chroma, but that would be awesome. According to Razer, a serving has 20 calories and 95mg of caffeine. The full ingredient list is:Maltodextrin, Citric Acid, Green Tea Extract, Sucralose, L-theanin, Choline Bitartrate, Caffeine, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Ground Ginger, Modified Corn Starch, Corn Syrup solids, Niacinamide, D-calcium Pantothenate, Silicon Dioxide, Blue No. 1, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cyanocobalamin.Razer distinguishes Respawn from energy drinks, saying “they tend to have excessive caffeine and sugar, giving you an initial burst but eventually leading to jitters or a physical crash.”   0 As for caffeine, one serving of sugar-free Red Bull has 80mg; Respawn’s 95mg of caffeine for a single serving is higher, but because the serving size is bigger (16-20 oz vs. 8.5 oz for Red Bull), math makes the amount smaller if you look at it by volume instead of serving size. The equivalent amount of Red Bull has 150mg or so. (In either case, they’re both less than the approximately 330mg in my morning coffee.)Razer does caution not to drink more than three servings per day. Now playing: Watch this: Razerlast_img read more

Zimbabwes internet opportunities

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Aliens in skies Pulsating UFOs spotted above England sparks fear

first_imgYouTube: MavixxxMavixxx, a popular conspiracy theory YouTube channel, has been uploading videos featuring UFOs over the past few months. Now, the conspiracy theorist has released very mysterious footage that shows multiple flying objects hovering in the skies of England.In the video, the conspiracy theorist revealed that the strange clip was captured on June 20, 2019. However, the exact location where these UFOs appeared still remain unclear.Interestingly, the objects appeared in the video seems pulsating, and at times, they even tried to align in a formation.As the video uploaded by Mavixxx went viral on YouTube, many of his users argued that these are signs of an imminent alien disclosure. These alien enthusiasts believe that governments all across the world and space agencies like NASA and ESA have been covering up bitter facts about aliens for years, but now, they are all set to disclose the secrets surrounding extraterrestrial life.A section of other conspiracy theorists argued that these glowing UFOs are alien scout ships that usually appear on the earth before an invasion.”The great deception is certainly upon us,” commented HonoredShadow, a YouTube user.”The ships overhead changing patterns, disappearing, are telling of disaster coming to the viewing area. This will be by nature and affect man. anyone see/know something different? Just My speculation from past sightings before the great change,” commented Roxie Early, another YouTuber.However, sceptics are not convinced of these explanations. As per these sceptics, the bizarre objects that appeared in the skies of England are nothing but drones, and there is nothing mysterious about it.”In the age of the drone, all bets are off,” commented Cereberus 7, a sceptic.A few days back, Mavixxx had uploaded another creepy video that showed a seemingly metallic disc-shaped flying object speeding above the skies of Orange County, California. This video had also gone viral on the internet, and many people considered it proof of extraterrestrial existence.last_img read more

Awareness can curb premature birth

first_imgDiscussants at a roundtable prior to world prematurity day at the CA Bhaban auditorium in Karwan Bazar on Thursday. Photo: Prothom AloAlthough Bangladesh attained remarkable success in curbing child mortality rate over the last 25 years, more than six hundred thousand are born prematurely each year in Bangladesh.  Awareness about health and nutrition of mothers is important to decrease premature birth, discussants at a roundtable observed on Thursday.Prothom Alo, in cooperation with UNICEF and Save the Children, organised the roundtable prior to world prematurity day on 17 November at the CA Bhaban auditorium in Karwan Bazar.The discussants, at the roundtable on the roles of family to prevent low birth weight and preterm birth, also pointed out that Kangaroo Mother Care (skin-to-skin contact between the preterm or low birth weight and the mother or the care-giver) facilities should be improved in maternity clinics in Bangladesh. Director general of health services Abul Kalam Azad stressed the need of awareness in community level to reduce neonatal mortality rate and overall improvement of pregnant mothers’ health.He also said Bangladesh is on the right track to attain United Nation’s sustainable development goal (SDG) regarding neonatal mortality rate well ahead of 2030.Director of health services Sultan Md Shamsuzzaman said, mortality rate of premature babies in the developed world is much lower in comparison with Bangladesh.“We must learn from them how they check the death of premature babies,” he added.UNICEF’s chief of health Maya Vandenent said, improving community clinic facilities can  positively change the overall healthcare system of Bangladesh.BSMMU’s neonatology department chairman  Abdul Mannan said that breastfeeding within one hour of an infant’s birth can significantly reduce many health-related neonatal problems.The family planning directorate’s deputy director Farid Uddin Ahmed, Bangladesh Shishu Hospital’s head of neonatalogy MAK Azad Chowdhury, Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Bangladesh’s (OGSB) president Laila Arjumad Banu, Brac’s programme manager Reshma Khanam, ICDDR’B senior director Shams El Arifeen, UNICEF’s health specialist Shamina Sharmin, MaMoni MNCSP’s Uzma Syed, Bangladesh Neonatal Forum’s president Tahmina Begum, USAID’s Iftekhar Rashid, among others, spoke at the programme. Prothom Alo associate editor Abdul Quaiyum moderated the programme.last_img read more

Few genes cannot predict depression

first_imgA team of US scientists claim that no specific set of genes can predict the risk of depression, and efforts to treat the mental disorder by targeting a few ‘genetic culprits’ is bound to fail. The researchers, who assessed genetic and survey data from 620,000 individuals, found that the 18 most highly-studied candidate genes for depression are actually no more associated with it than randomly chosen genes. Over the past quarter-century, researchers have published hundreds of studies suggesting a small set of particular genes or gene-variants plays a substantial role in boosting susceptibility to depression. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSuch research fuelled hopes that clinicians could soon use genetic testing to simply identify those at risk, and drug companies could develop medications to counteract a few genetically-driven culprits, researchers said in a statement. According to the team from the University of Colorado Boulder in the US, previous studies were incorrect – or “false positives” – and the scientific community should abandon what are known as “candidate gene hypotheses”. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”This study confirms that efforts to find a single gene or handful of genes which determine depression are doomed to fail,” said Richard Border, a graduate student at University of Colorado Boulder. “We are not saying that depression is not heritable at all. It is. What we are saying is that depression is influenced by many variants, and individually each of those has a miniscule effect,” said Matthew Keller, an associate professor at University of Colorado Boulder. For the study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, researchers looked at 18 genes which have appeared at least 10 times in depression-focused studies. Among them was a gene called SLC6A4, involved in the transport of the neurochemical serotonin. Research dating back 20 years suggests that people with a certain “short” version of the gene are at significantly greater risk of depression, particularly when exposed to early life trauma. The researchers also looked at genes involved in the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) a protein involved in nerve formation, and the neurotransmitter dopamine. Using genetic and survey data gathered from individuals via the UK Biobank, 23andMe, and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, they set out to see if any of the genes, or gene variants, were associated with depression either alone or when combined with an environmental factor like childhood trauma or socioeconomic diversity. “We found that, as a set, these candidate genes are no more related to depression than any random gene out there,” said Keller. Keller said that in the field of genetics, scientists have known for years that candidate-gene hypotheses were flawed. However, hopeful researchers in other fields, including psychology, have continued to publish studies — often based on smaller sample sizes — which have kept the idea of a small set of “depression genes” alive. “It’s like in ‘The Emporer Wears No Clothes.’ There’s just nothing there. I hope this is the final nail in the coffin for those kind of studies,” said Keller.last_img read more