first_imgTwo teens arrested in Cape Coral shooting investigation June 16, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementAccording to the report, one round hit the front door and another hit a small storage shed behind the open front door. No arrests have been made, deputies said. Dealer found guilty for selling drugs in Fort Myers June 17, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments FORT MYERS, Fla. – A woman walked out of her home in Fort Myers Wednesday night when someone fired shots at her.According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the victim told deputies a man she knew fired four shots into her house on Juanita Avenue on Dec. 2. The victim said the man came over around 8:30 p.m. when they got into an argument over something that happened last week, an incident report stated.When the man left, the woman walked out of her house with the door still open when she spotted a car parked in the road by mailboxes. She said she watched the man reach out of the car with both hands, firing a gun at her. Driver slams parked cars into Lehigh Acres home June 17, 2021 Thief scoops up tip jar at Fort Myers ice cream shop June 16, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementTags: Fort MyersLee County Sheriff’s Officeshooting Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Expect to see ramped-up construction activity near Center for Community Jan. 30 – 31.As part of the Campus Utility System project, crews have been installing utility lines in the corridor that runs from Cheyenne Arapaho on the west and Leeds School of Business on the east, just north of the Center for Community. The process requires a high-pressure directional boring followed by a pipe pull, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Jan. 30 through Tuesday, Jan. 31.  The event provides an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to observe this construction technique. A safe viewing location will be set up near the north courtyard of the Regent Administrative Center. Construction in the area, which is part of a larger project to provide efficient heating and cooling for campus, is expected to wrap up by Feb. 14. Please exercise caution in the area and follow all construction signs. Facilities Management thanks campus for its patience during the project. Published: Jan. 30, 2013 last_img read more

first_imgCaribbean Countries Ready to Address Stagnation – CDB President Finance & Public ServiceOctober 24, 2014Written by: Marlon Tingling RelatedRemember Where We Are Coming From – Dr. Phillips RelatedMore Global Input Needed to Assist Region with Financial Challenges – Dr. Phillips Story HighlightsPresident of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Warren Smith, is expressing optimism that Caribbean countries are ready to address the root causes of the economic and social stagnation.Dr. Smith said his optimism comes on the heels of discussions which took place at the recently held meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Washington, D.C.Dr. Smith told the forum that the issue of the high debt burden being carried by Caribbean countries, must also be tackled. Caribbean Countries Ready to Address Stagnation – CDB PresidentJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedRobust Financial System Vital For Growth – IMF Officialcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Photo: JIS PhotographerPresident of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Warren Smith (at podium), addresses the opening ceremony of the 2014 High Level Caribbean Forum at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, in Rose Hall, St. James, on October 23. Seated (from left) are: Vice President of the World Bank, Jorge Familiar; Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller; Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dr. Min Zhu; Finance Minister, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips and Director of the IMF, Alejandro Werner (both partly hidden). President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Warren Smith, is expressing optimism that Caribbean countries are ready to address the root causes of the economic and social stagnation.Addressing the opening of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) 2014 High Level Caribbean Forum at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, in St. James, on October 23, Dr. Smith said his optimism comes on the heels of discussions which took place at the recently held meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Washington, D.C.“I had the privilege of attending the meetings…and came away with a renewed sense of optimism that the Caribbean countries and the development communities are ready to address frontally, the root causes of Caribbean economic and social stagnation,” he said.“One of the root causes is the issue of energy and we need to address it as a fundamental root cause of our uncompetitiveness. We need to move on it with a sense of great urgency. The Caribbean is not energy poor. We might not have an abundance of fossil fuels…but we have enough alternatives to make a reasonable dent in our import bill,” the President argued.Dr. Smith told the forum that the issue of the high debt burden being carried by Caribbean countries, must also be tackled.“Very large debt over-hangs represent a drag on economic growth. High debt and economic growth are not very good bed fellows. Failure to tackle this problem in a substantive way, fairly early in the adjustment process, is likely to heighten the risk of premature abandonment of the adjustment programme. The slow burner approach to whittling down large debt over-hang is fraught with danger and cries out for an early solution,” the President emphasisedDr. Smith said part of the solution to the economic woes of the Caribbean could lie in the creativity of the youth in the region.“Available data suggests that youth unemployment at levels north of 34 per cent in many of our countries needs immediate attention. Our young people are very creative and dynamic…they demonstrate these characteristics across the Caribbean mainly in the fields of the arts, dance and sports…but that’s not all they have a capacity for,” he pointed out.He said that a recent initiative by the World Bank to take advantage of the aptitude of the youth in the field of animation, is only one illustration of the possibilities of unleashing the dynamism of the young people in a sector where they can build small businesses, earn foreign exchange and integrate themselves into the international value chain.The President emphasized that the initiative by the World Bank must not be left to die, but rather it must be the target of sustained focus, as if given the appropriate support, these sectors, in time, can become the dynamic drivers of economic growth. Advertisementslast_img read more

first_imgShare Niceness is a topic that tends to fundamentally divide people. Should you put yourself first, stand up for yourself and get back at people who’ve wronged you or should you put others first and turn the other cheek when attacked? Is being nice more likely to make us happy in the long run – leading to fewer regrets and closer relationships?Researchers have suggested that a “loneliness epidemic” is currently spreading across the Western world, arguing it can be as bad for health as smoking or obesity. With such clear evidence of the importance of social conceitedness for our well-being, it seems logical that we should spend as much time cultivating social relationships as we spend on other healthy pursuits such as exercise and diet.Like other healthy activities, maintaining relationships requires the investment of resources. It involves the giving of time, energy, knowledge and sometimes money. But to what extent is giving or sharing good for us? Do the benefits of generosity outweigh the costs? Share on Twitter Email Pinterestcenter_img LinkedIn Share on Facebook There do seem to be social advantages for people who behave benevolently towards others. Evolutionary psychologists have described the competitive altruism hypothesis, which posits that helpful group members tend to be perceived as possessing the highest status in the group, and are more likely to be selected as partners with whom to interact and cooperate. So being helpful to others within a group can be seen as a “costly signal” – a behaviour that consumes resources, but which ultimately signals the person’s positive aspects to the other group members. The popularity of such individuals may increase their chances of reproducing and passing on their genes, making altruism an evolutionary advantageous behaviour.Altruism has also been shown to benefit the giver by increasing their levels of personal well-being. In fact being altruistic has been linked to higher satisfaction with life and happiness, as well as lower levels of depression. There are also strong positive relationships between altruism and physical health, including reduced mortality rates in altruistic groups when compared to less altruistic groups.There are many different reasons for such health benefits. From the perspective of my own research, which is couched in the social identity perspective of social psychology, it can be argued that it is the group connections that are fostered through the giving and receiving of assistance that benefit our health and well-being. This also applies to helping those that are not part of our immediate group, such as refugees. Such actions will help to show that we are generous, intelligent and so on to people in our own group.Identifying with social groups and their members provides us with a sense of purpose in life, as well as the knowledge that we will be likely to receive support from fellow group members during times of stress or crisis. I have shown how this subjective sense of group identification can be even more important for mental health than the amount of contact that we have with members of the group. This suggests that the costs of being nice are ultimately outweighed by its numerous advantages.The downsidesThe story doesn’t end there, however. It does also appear that it is possible to be “too nice”. This is clearest in instances where people become overburdened with the need to care for or provide for others. This situation can lead to stress, burnout and poor mental health. It is commonly observed in people who help others for a living, such as healthcare professionals and hospice caregivers, but it can be seen among those who spend a lot of time helping others in their personal lives too. Striking a balance between helping others and looking after your personal well-being is important, although not always easy.Helping others is of course important, but if we are coming close to burning out it may be helpful to focus on people in a social group we identify strongly with. In this context the people requiring help are likely to also receive support from other group members – taking some of the pressure off.But being nice is also about having a pleasant attitude; not being aggressive, manipulative or vengeful. Here there’s mixed evidence. Expressing anger, which is central to vengeful behaviour, has actually been shown to be associated with heart-related health risks in Western cultures, but the opposite trend has been shown in Asian cultures. There is also evidence that both feeling anger and suppressing it is bad for physical health, while anger suppression has been linked to depression and guilt. So the overall message (at least in terms of keeping yourself healthy in the West) is to avoid becoming angry – but to express the anger if you do. And this seems reasonably consistent with being a nice person.By Juliet Wakefield, Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology, Nottingham Trent UniversityThis article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.last_img read more

first_imgThe Trafalgar Falls has been designated as a premium siteDominica has received some much-needed promotion from two tradeshows; one in Toronto and the other in Martinique, officials from the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) have said.A press release issued by the DDA indicates that Dominica made an impression through participation at the Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show from February 22-24, 2013. The adventure showcases all the activities of the outdoors and highlights exotic hot spots, safaris and eco-holidays and attracts over 28,000 outdoor enthusiasts who are committed to a lifestyle which involves sports and activities of all kinds from hiking to adventure travel.“This show fits right into Dominica’s key product offering as the island is known for its adventure and activities…The show informed us that the Canadian market is important to the development of the tourism industry in Dominica as they possess the spending power and the desire to visit destinations with a difference,” the release states.The DDA also received support from the Dominica Ontario Association who attended the tradeshow dressed in their creole wear, and the Permanent Representative to the United Nations –Vince Henderson.Based on the feedback of the attendees and the excitement at the show, the DDA deems this a success and looks forward to continuing promotions and activities in the Canadian market which will in turn increase the number of visitors to the island from that market.Meanwhile, the Dominica came alive in Martinique when DDA officials along with eight service providers participated in the 15th Edition of the Salon du Voyages et des Vacances show in Martinique from March 1-5. The show which attracts over 20,000 consumers seeking vacation destinations all converged at the Madiana Palais du Congress in Schoelcher, in Martinique. “It served as an avenue to showcase Dominica to our neighbours and afforded them the opportunity to see what the island has to offer and make immediate bookings with hotels,” the release further notes. The Fort Young Hotel, La Flamboyant Hotel, Tamarind Tree Hotel, Chez Ophelia Cottages, Rosalie Bay Resort, Jungle Bay Resort and Spa, Anchorage Hotel and Whitchurch Tours all participated in the Trade Show.Miss Dominica 2013 – Miss Leslassa Armour-Shillingford who attended the tradeshow, welcomed the visitors and educated them on the offerings of the island. Some of Dominica’s popular natural sites and award winning hotels were also featured at the tradeshow.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! LocalNews Dominica promoted at trade shows by: – March 11, 2013 Tweet Sharecenter_img 3 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img read more

first_imgWalt Disney Pictures(LOS ANGELES) — Tonight on ABC’s Nightline, don’t miss a conversation with the cast of A Wrinkle in Time.The cast of the Disney flick – including Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid and director Ava DuVernay – sit down with ABC’s Juju Chang to discuss the #MeToo movement and the movie’s message. There’s also a special reveal of their Wrinkle in Time characters in doll form.Winfrey also takes a moment to once again deny her plans to run for president, saying her “inner GPS” is telling her it’s not the right decision. Nightline airs tonight at 12:35 a.m. ET on ABC. A Wrinkle in Time hits theaters on March 9.Disney is the parent company of ABC News.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_img It secured a 1-1 draw with the Newcastle Jets. “Out plan was to give him as much time as possible on the pitch and finally he could play 90 minutes.” The former Barça forward has now scored two goals for his new club, where he will play 10 matches before joining up with New York City in the month of January. 19/10/2014 Earlier in the match, the Ecuadorian striker Edson Montaño had given the Jets the lead. “Villa only needs one moment because he is always dangerous and can find space,” Melbourne’s Dutch boss John van’t Schip said.center_img Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET EFE / Sport EN David Villa rescued a point for Melbourne City with an 87th minute strike in his second appearance for the Australian side.  However, Villa, as in his first match, would have the final say – you can see his goal in the video below:last_img read more

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS THE MARYKNOLL teenager involved in a serious single-vehicle crash in Longwarry North has died in hospital. The…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

first_imgNelson’s Scotiabank branch injected some major financial support for the upcoming BC Bantam Tier Three Hockey Championships with a cheque for $5,000 to help offset expenses.The tournament, which runs from March  18th – 22nd, includes nine teams, from across BC. A tournament of this magnitude requires many volunteers and financial assistance from businesses throughout the community and around the province.  Businesses looking to support the event have a variety of sponsorship opportunities. They can contact Fundraising Co-Ordinators Melissa Surina at 250-353-1499, [email protected] or Greg Proctor at 250-354-9432, [email protected] are also looking for volunteers to assist with individual team hosting, score clock and penalty box operation,  hospitality room operation, baked good provision and more.As a tune up for March, Nelson Minor Hockey is hosting a six-team Bantam Rep Tier Three tournament, beginning Friday at the NDCC Arena.The showdown will feature the Nelson Leafs, Couer D’Alene Thunder, Springbank Rockies, Kelowna Rockets, Salmon Arm Silvertips and the West Kelowna Warriors.last_img read more

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#mobile#security#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces If your smartphone fell into the wrong hands right this very moment, imagine the types of information that person would have instant access to. If you’re like me, that unthinkable list includes things like your personal email, work email, Mint.com account, Google Docs, and all of the data you have stored in Evernote and Dropbox. If they were feeling particularly mischievous, they could post embarrassing updates to Facebook and Twitter under my name and avatar, and even publish something wildly inappropriate on ReadWriteWeb. Fortunately, I keep my phone locked with a four-digit PIN number. Thus, in the rare event that my iPhone ever leaves my sight, it can’t be accessed should somebody else pick it up. While this may sound like common sense, I’m actually not in the majority in this case, according to a recent survey conducted by Confident Technologies. More than half of consumers do not lock their smartphones, the survey found. Of those, 44% said it was “too cumbersome” to bother with. Thirty percent say they’re not concerned about the security risk. All of this is despite the fact that about half of them use their smartphones for banking or some other financial purpose. This has risky implications not just for individuals and their private data, but for the companies those people work for. As smartphones become more popular among consumers, people are increasingly using them to access work email and networks, even in cases when the device is not company-owned or administered by the corporate IT department. Mobile security will only get more important moving forward, as the line between our work and personal lives continues to blur and as the eventual mainstream adoption of NFC turns our phones into a substitute for our wallets, our keys and much else. If you think the idea of losing your phone is nightmarish now, just wait a few years. center_img john paul titlow Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts last_img read more