Mentally Unstable do not belong in Prison PDM calling for change

first_img TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Related Items:mentally unstable, Pdm, prison TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Oct 2015 – The PDM Party is calling on government to remove mentally unstable people from Her Majesty’s Prison after social media chatter heats up on a recent death within the prison walls. PDM Leader Sharlene Robinson said the death of the Jamaican man, convicted of murder is drawing international attention and calls into question the country’s reputation on treatment of the mentally challenged. The PDM says it is a ‘sad state of affairs’ and asked the PNP Administration to address the need. While the Party cites that the prison is the wrong place for the mentally ill, it also remarked that so are the streets. “this Government must do more to provide the resources needed to address the needs of the mentally challenged on the street, and those residing at home…” Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Special Report Managing sexually violent predators

first_img Posted: March 29, 2018 Sasha Foo Sasha Foo, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Special Report: Managing sexually violent predatorscenter_img March 29, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Next month, a judge in San Diego will consider the release of a convicted sex offender to the East County community of Jacumba Hot Springs.71-year-old Herman Smith was convicted in 1993 of rape and other crimes involving a minor.In the last U.S. census, the community of Jacumba Hot Springs had a population of fewer than 600 people, but County Supervisor Dianne Jacob said that hasn’t changed her opinion that sexually violent predators like Smith are too dangerous to be set free.“These are individuals at high risk of repeating their offense again. They should be put away for good,” Jacob said.Under the law, any offender who has served their time and has successfully completed treatment can be considered for release.Doctor Glenn Lipson, a forensic psychologist who has evaluated inmates who are petitioning for release said the risk of reoffending is tied to how the inmate is managed once they’re back in the community.“We try to tighten up contact with them, the measures that we feel are going to enable them to succeed because individuals do not want to go back to prison. So, very often they’re amenable to putting in the types of structures and requirements we feel are going to assist them in avoiding reoffending,” Lipson said.In a 2009 meta-analysis, that looked at 23 separate studies, the research found that nearly 11 percent of the treated offenders committed another sexual offense.The rate was significantly higher for those who were not treated, at more than 19 percent.Yet, unlike the County supervisor, the psychologist doesn’t believe that all sex offenders are a bad risk.With proper management and continuing treatment, Dr. Lipson thinks society can achieve a balance between justice and the safety of the community. Updated: 10:36 PMlast_img read more

LIBRARY LINEUP Show Your Library Card At Wilmingtons Heavnly Donuts This Month

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a list of FREE upcoming programs for adults, teens and kids at the Wilmington Memorial Library.Registration begins 30 days prior to the event. Please register online using our Calendar of Events at www.wilmlibrary.org or by calling (978) 694-2099 (for Adult) or (978) 694-2098 (for Children/Teen). Please note we request registration for programs that are marked *RR. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding support for library programs!Having a Library Card is Heav’nly! There are so many perks to having a library card we’re adding one more to celebrate National Library Card Sign Up Month. For the month of September, show your library card at Heavn’ly Donuts to get a free donut! Don’t have a card? Come to the library to sign up for one to get your sweet treat and check out all the great books and other things you can borrow!Adult EventsPoetry Circle*RRSaturday, September 15, 9:15 am-11:30 amLove poetry? The poetry circle is a great opportunity to meet other poets and get constructive feedback in a supportive environment. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials in advance. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.Ask a Career Counselor *RRMonday, September 17, 10 amGot questions about how to describe gaps on your resume, perhaps you left your last position with less than warm feelings, stuck on how to present yourself? Not making it past the first interviews? Ask a counselor about any aspect of the job search. Come with questions and leave with great ideas. Taught by MassHire staff.Gun Control and the Right to Bear Arms *RRTuesday, September 18, 7 pmFacilitator Keith West, debate coach at Boston Latin, will lead this second amendment discussion.   This is an opportunity to voice your opinion and to listen and learn from others. Background reading (article length) will be available at the main desk.Coffee with a CopWednesday, September 19, 10 amDrop in, grab a tea or coffee, and chat with a police officer. Learn about the rights of the public as well as the roles and responsibilities of Police and Community in a relaxed and open setting. All questions welcome.Current Affairs Discussion Group*RRWednesday, September 19 pmThis group is for all who would like to broaden their knowledge of current national and international affairs. You will have the opportunity to discuss topical events and learn from others. Led by facilitator Dan Hall.Empathic Meditation *RRThursdays, September (13, 20, & 27), 11 amPart of civility is being mindful of other people’s thoughts and opinions as well as being kind to them no matter whether you agree or not. Meditation is a great way to work on that. These four half hour sessions will focus on general practices of compassion and gratitude as well as the Buddhist practices of Metta and Tonglen. Led by Technology Librarian Brad McKenna.  Drop in.Joe Leary, Acoustic Music*RRThursday, September 20, 2:30 pmEnjoy listening to popular country and acoustic classics with singer/guitarist Joe Leary. Joe will channel the likes of John Fogarty, Jim Croce, The Eagles, Elvis and more for an afternoon of musical memories.Novel Ideas Book Group *RRThursday, September 20, 7 pmFeatured Book: Treating People Well: A Guide to Reclaiming Civility in Life and Work by Lea Berman and Jeremy BernardJoin Adult Services Librarian Kim Blakely to discuss this book by two social secretaries who worked at the White House and how they navigated the challenges of a variety of social situations with tact and civility.Kids & Teen EventsR.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club: Hello Universe by Erin Estrada *RRFriday, September 14, 3:45 pmJoin us as we make kaleidoscopes and discuss Hello, Universe, by Erin Entrada Kelley.  The book tells the story of three very different sixth-graders and the bully who ultimately unites them.  It is a suspenseful, quirky and heartwarming story.  Bring a friend to this great discussion!  Snacks provided. Grades 4-5Little Movers *RRMonday, September 17, 10 amLet’s move! Join us for a morning of singing, dancing, and moving around!Ages 1-2’Teen Tech Buddies OrientationTuesday, September 18, 2:30 pmAre you a tech savvy teen in need of volunteer hours? Become a Tech Buddy! Tech Buddies is a new program that connect teens and members of the Wilmington community in need of help navigating their phones, tablets, cameras, and the Cloud. Grades 9-12Trivia Tuesdays *RR Tuesday, September 18, 6:30 pmShow us your smarts at pub-style trivia! Play against your friends, putting your pop culture knowledge to the test. The winning team walks off with prizes (and bragging rights!). Snacks provided. Grades 6-12Kindergarten Book Club *RRWednesday, September 19, 3:45This book club is for Kindergarteners who miss storytime or those who love to be read to. We will read and discuss a few books together, then do a fun activity.  KindergartenBe Kind, Be Cool, Be You! Stories to Make the World a Better PlaceWednesday, September 19, 6:30 pmRona Leventhal will share stories from her large repertoire of multi-cultural folk tales on the theme of kindness. Ages 4+Middle Ground Book Club Together at Midnight*RRThursday, September 20, 2:30 pm“What does it really mean to be kind…and why does it sometimes feel like the hardest thing in the world to do?” We’ll discuss Together at Midnight by Jennifer Castle as part of “Revive Civility” Month. Grades 9-12(NOTE: These weekly listings are submitted by the Wilmington Memorial Library.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLIBRARY LINEUP: Summer Bash On August 15; Coffee With A Cop On August 21In “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Library To Host 6-Week Great Decisions Series On Foreign Policy TopicsIn “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: How To Talk To The Other Side on Sept. 10; Classical Music Concert on Sept. 12In “Community”last_img read more

Wells Fargo to Lend 100 Billion to Small Businesses by 2018

first_imgWells Fargo has officially launched its newest initiative geared specifically at budding entrepreneurs looking to help their small businesses grow, entitled Wells Fargo Works for Small Business. The initiative was unveiled this past weekend, at the first-ever South Asian Young Women Entrepreneurs (SAY WE) conference that took place at the Conde Nast building in Times Square in New York on 17 May. Wells Fargo was the key sponsor of the SAY WE conference, helping to foster entrepreneurial spirit in the South Asian community.”We know that the Asian small business community is the first one to achieve entrepreneurial parity,” said Nancy Wong, Senior Vice-President of Wells Fargo’s Asian Segment Manager. “We have seen the momentum grow in very specific regions, specifically the tri-state area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut) and California.”Wells Fargo, which has been the largest small business lender for the last 11 years, also announced their goal of lending $100 billion to small business by 2018.Wong said that this is an aggregate goal for all businesses, South Asian and otherwise, but Wells Fargo has resources meant specifically for Asian business owners.”We host several financial seminars and workshops, across the Wells Fargo footprint, that partner specifically with Asian chamber associations and trade associations,” said Wong. “These solidify our commitment to providing resources and guidance to the Asian small business community.”Featuring a congregation of some of the best and brightest minds in the tri-state area’s South Asian entrepreneurial scene, the SAY WE conference is intended to be the first leg of a three-part series of conferences that will continue in Houston and San Francisco later this year.The series is entitled “Raise, Rise, Rule!” and strives to help budding South Asian entrepreneurs, particularly women, by giving them the advice and resources that will help to establish and grow their small businesses.Saturday’s event was organized by SAY WE founder Reema Rasool, who described the experience of being at the organization’s inaugural conference as “surreal.”Rasool explained that she founded SAY WE as a way of providing young South Asian women with the advice and resources they needed, but often never have access to, in order to launch their entrepreneurial ventures.An entrepreneur herself, Rasool said that she wished these resources were available to her when she was getting started, and now wants to make sure that she can help those who are now starting to come up after her.Two panel discussions were held, one in the morning and one during the afternoon session. The first featured South Asian American entrepreneurs Pialy Aditya (co-founder of fashion site Mintbox), Sindhya V. Kalghatgi (founder of men’s grooming label Helix), Abbas Hashmi (founder of Green Card Capital), and Wong, and centered on what one has to do to take their business idea from an intangible wish to a profitable operation.The second panel discussion featured local New York City news anchor Joya Dass, Bibi Magazine founder Ayesha Hakki, the Cake Designer founder Parul Patel, and social media guru Adam Khan. They talked about the advantages and disadvantages of using social media to promote small businesses, and how to avoid the common pitfalls associated with the still-young but incredibly powerful online marketing tool.Keynote addresses were given by Aroon Shivdasani and Faisal Hoque.Shivdasani is the founder of the Indo-American Arts Council, key organizer of the annual New York Indian Film Festival, while Hoque is a writer and entrepreneur who also gave out and signed copies of his latest book, “Everything Connects.”Hoque spoke at length about his personal story, coming to the US from Bangladesh at the age of 17 and, eventually, dropping out of college in Minneapolis to start his career with Pitney Bowes in Connecticut. Today, he is the founder of Shadoka Ventures, and a number of other companies.Shadoka’s portfolio of companies – which specialize in R&D driven products, services, and thought leadership – accelerates individual and organizational sustainable growth.Hoque warned prospective business owners that people should keep in mind the lows as much as the highs, citing his own ups and downs, and the successes and failures he experienced during his career.”There is absolutely no substitute for passion and authenticity,” Hoque said in summation of his remarks, telling future and current small business owners that being true to themselves and passionate about their ideas are ultimately what will lead them to success in the long run.Wells Fargo’s sponsorship of SAY WE allowed for the conference to be free for attendees. Wells Fargo will continue to be a partner of SAY WE, as a sign of its increasing commitment to helping the Asian and South Asian American communities across the US.The SAY WE conference series will continue in Houston on 14 June, and will conclude in San Francisco on 9 August.(Global India Newswire)last_img read more

Syrian tweeter girl asks if Trump starves for 24 hours

first_img‘Mr. Trump, have you ever had no food for 24 hours?’This is the question a seven-year-old Syrian girl Bana Alabed — who has garnered worldwide attention by tweeting about her life in Aleppoin Syria — asked the US president Donald Trump in a fresh video.”Have you ever had no food, no water for 24 hours? Just think of refugees and the children of Syria,” asked Alabed on Twitter.Alabed had earlier responded to a tweet of Trump wherein he had argued that the intention of his immigration ban was “about keeping bad people (with bad intentions) out of country!”Alabed responded by asking: “Am I a terrorist?”Trump recently signed an executive order that bans the entry of immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations, including Syria, into the US that evoked widespread panic among travellers.Soon after the ban, Alabed tweeted: “Dear Trump, banning refugees is very bad. Ok, if it’s good, I have an idea for you. Make other countries peaceful.”Alabed has been posting, with her mother Fatemah’s help, heart-rending and emotionally strong tweets about life in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo.Alabed and her mother have garnered more than 366,000 followers since September 2016 as they tweet regularly about war in Aleppo, including the story of her house being destroyed.last_img read more

Houston Religious Leaders Condemn ICE Raids While Community Prepares

first_imgShannon Harrison/Houston Public MediaImam Qasim Khan denounces actions against immigrants at the Al Tawid Mosque in Houston.Muslim and Christian faith leaders, along with immigrant advocates, are condemning the Trump administration’s plans to detain undocumented immigrants in cities across the country. Raids are scheduled to happen over several days and are likely to take place in Houston and nine other major cities, the New York Times first reported Thursday. President Donald Trump postponed the operation last month.“Those of you who are facing a possible atrocity this coming Sunday morning, let us encourage you to be strong, to be vigilant, to do good. Because the good person is the strong person. And the evil person, like the one we have in office, in Washington, he’s a spiritual and a moral weakling and God will deal with him in due time,” said Reverend Ronnie Lister. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen 00:00 /00:47 Sharecenter_img X Lister joined several religious community leaders in speaking out against current leadership and questioning the morality of current immigration policies and practices. Shannon Harrison/Houston Public MediaReverend Ronnie Lister railed against current immigration policy under President Trump.“This administration is terrifying our community,” said Marta Ojeda, national coordinator of Interfaith United Justice Worker Center.Lawyers are encouraging immigrants not to open their doors unless there is a warrant signed by a judge and not to answer questions about immigration status. The Immigrant Rights Hotline can also field questions regarding raids and the legal aid available. The number is 1-833-468-4664. Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative legal director Andrea Guttin said that raids are targeting people who have deportation orders because they failed to show up in court.“These families are being targeted for deportation without notice of their court dates, without access to legal counsel and without an opportunity to fairly present their case before an immigration judge,” Guttin said in a statement. She also said these operations put family members or people nearby at risk of being picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “ICE increasingly apprehends other people in these ‘targeted’ raids including those with family members — particularly children — who are U.S. citizens, green card holders or have other types of legal status in the country,” Guttin said.Local lawmakers reactHarris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said that while she hasn’t received any communication from the federal government directly about raids, she’s encouraging immigrant families to be aware of their rights. “These raids seek to subvert our sense of community by putting the very heart of Harris County, our diversity, in the crosshairs of a shameful political maneuver,” Hidalgo said in a statement.I represent a large immigrant community in Houston, the most diverse city in America. I am opposed to #iceraids. Please watch this video & #knowyourrights. Allies, stand up for our community. #txlege #FamiliesBelongTogether pic.twitter.com/N8dG3mgeQo— Gene Wu (@GeneforTexas) July 12, 2019In a written statement, U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee called the raids  a “political stunt,” adding that, “it has the effect to imperil lives and especially jeopardize the lives of children.”  The Heights office will be prepared to be of assistance as the raids are proceeding. Before Sunday, however, The Heights office will also be available for general constituent services today and tomorrow.— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) July 11, 2019Raid threats sparking fear  Raids also impact immigrant communities by causing anxiety and fear, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo told CNN.“I’ve had children come up to me at a forum saying ‘I’m afraid to go to school, I’m afraid to leave the house, I’m afraid to come home and find that my parents are gone’ and these are American children, U.S. born children, so it’s creating havoc in our community,” Acevedo said. The #Houston flea market is usually crowded on Sundays, but workers here tell me that threats of #ICEraids have slowed business today: pic.twitter.com/TkSy3HrZys— Elizabeth Trovall (@elizTrovall) June 23, 2019Last month in June, the threat of raids diminished turnout in flea markets in Houston.In the Rio Grande Valley, patients didn’t turn up to their doctor’s appointments on the Monday after planned raids, even though they had been postponed. “We had a lot of people call and say ‘Oh I can’t make my appointment’ or ‘just for a couple weeks I’m going to stay home,” said Rebecca Ramirez Stocker, executive director of Hope Family Health Center in McAllen, Texas. “Our numbers dip, which is scary and it’s hard,” said Stocker, who knows many people avoid getting vital medical treatments because they are afraid of immigration law enforcement. last_img read more

Inform Bagan drub Salgaocar

first_imgSony Norde and Katsumi Yusa struck one each as Mohun Bagan downed Salgaocar 3-1 in an action-packed second-half to maintain their stronghold atop the table in the I-League football tournament at Vidyasagar Krirangan on Friday.The second-half saw all the four goals as Denson Devadas gave Mohun Bagan the lead (51st) but within a minute the Goans brought the game on an even keel after Augustin Fernandes smashed in from close range from a freekick.The city heavyweights, however, grabbed the lead in the 70th minute when Katsumi Yusa from a Norde corner as the Japanese snatched a loose ball from the rebound off Salgaocar goalkeeper Subrata Paul. Norde then gave Mohun Bagan a commanding lead in the 85th minute when the Haitian recruit cut in from the left leaving two defenders for dead and fired in from just outside the box. The win enabled Mohun Bagan (24 pts) establish a four-point lead over defending champions Bengaluru FC with one match in hand.last_img read more

Transat honoured with Travelife Certification for sustainability efforts

first_img Friday, October 19, 2018 Share Transat honoured with Travelife Certification for sustainability efforts MONTREAL — It’s official: Transat is now Travelife Certified.This marks the first time that a major international tour operator has been awarded the international certification for its full range of activities.To hold and maintain Travelife Certified status, Transat must comply with more than 200 criteria covering its workplace practices, product range, business partners and customers. Travelife certification is accredited by the UN-supported Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), and also complies with the ISO 26000 Corporate Social Responsibility Standard, which puts forward guidelines on environment, human rights and labour relations.“Twelve years ago, we began a structured approach aimed at becoming a model of sustainable tourism,” said Annick Guérard, Chief Operating Officer, Transat. “In the process, we strengthened our environmental management and our social engagement, including toward children, trained our teams on the importance of sustainable development, retooled our operations to better address customers’ concerns, and urged our partners to implement sustainability practices. We are very proud to receive the Travelife Certified attestation, recognizing best practices in responsible tourism across all of our tour operator and travel agency activities, which were painstakingly reviewed to secure certification.”More news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedMélanie Joly, Minister of tourism, Official Language and La Francophonie, added: “The tourism industry is growing in Canada and around the world, and we want to make sure Canadians benefit from that. We applaud Transat’s leadership in sustainable tourism as demonstrated by the company receiving certification that recognizes its commitment to the environment, communities and sustainable tourism development.”Transat has been committed to sustainable development since 2006, with multiple initiatives in environmental stewardship and heritage protection, which are described on resp.transat.com. It has also established policies recognizing sustainability certifications by its hotelier partners, adopted a code of conduct for tourism service providers, and created volunteering and humanitarian leave programs for its employees.In conjunction with the award, Transat is now following a new Action Plan (2018-2020) aimed at raising awareness among employees and customers of sustainable development and responsible tourism practices. Posted bycenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Transat Travelweek Group last_img read more