RelatedResident Magistrate’s Court to be Built in Cambridge, St. James RelatedResident Magistrate’s Court to be Built in Cambridge, St. James FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Cabinet has approved the award of a contract in the sum of $57.21 million to G.M. & Associates Limited to construct a Resident Magistrate’s court and a police station in Cambridge, St. James.Minister of Information and Development, Donald Buchanan, speaking at yesterday’s (May 21) post Cabinet press briefing held at Jamaica House, informed that the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of National Security have agreed to share the cost of construction.In the meantime, Cabinet has given its approval for the award of a contract valued at approximately $112.43 million to SEEN Environment, to supply and install a waste treatment plant and equipment for hazardous health care, waste collection and treatment.The Information Minister noted that the approval of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA) and the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) would be required before the project gets underway.SEEN Environment is a company that is registered in Martinique. Advertisements Resident Magistrate’s Court to be Built in Cambridge, St. James UncategorizedMay 22, 2007 RelatedResident Magistrate’s Court to be Built in Cambridge, St. James
Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter LinkedIn Email Pinterest The psychedelic drug LSD induced synesthesia-like experiences in an individual who was born without vision, a condition known as congenital blindness, according to a new case study published in the journal Consciousness and Cognition.Synesthesia occurs when a person experiences an overlap in their senses. A person experiencing synesthesia might be able to taste colors or see sounds. There have been reports about LSD causing synesthesia ever since the psychedelic drug was first discovered by Albert Hofmann in the 1930s. The new case study is the first qualitative account of LSD use in a congenitally blind person to be published in a scientific journal The subject of the case study was born two-months premature in 1948 and suffered permanent blindness because of an over-saturation of oxygen at birth.His love of music led him to become a professional keyboard player, singer and entertainer for several years. He had regularly taken LSD, along with other drugs like marijuana and magic mushrooms, before speaking to researchers about his experiences.LSD never caused him to experience visual hallucinations, but he said that using psychedelic drugs amplified his experience of sound, touch and smell.“Every time I did acid, I experienced something new and spectacular. Obviously through the senses which are available to me! I never had any visual images come to me. I can’t see or imagine what light or dark might look like. With LSD and cannabis though, I experienced so much through my hearing, touch and emotions that it was already enough for me to take!”He also reported that listening to music could induce sensory sensations. “During my psychedelic experiences, whenever I listened to music, I felt as if I was immersed in the most beautiful waterfall ever. The episode of the waterfall was the nearest I ever came to experiencing anything like synesthesia. The music of Bach’s third Brandenburg concerto brought on the waterfall effect.”“The sounds coming from songs I would normally listen to became three dimensional, deep and delayed. It seemed that music began coming apart and unravelling.”Psychedelic drugs also altered his tactile sensations and perception of time. He told researchers he had experienced temporary aphasia, meaning the loss of ability to understand speech, under the influence of LSD. His dreams also became more intense.“My dreams have always been very vivid in the past, but when I was under the influence of LSD, I would occasionally find myself dreaming in prose… I couldn’t always sleep, but if I did my dreams would be extremely detailed, sometimes even in very wordy Shakespearian language, often lasting longer than my normal dreams”However, he told the researchers that he eventually stopped using psychedelic drugs because he felt he was becoming too introverted and paranoid. The case report, “Synesthetic hallucinations induced by psychedelic drugs in a congenitally blind man“, was authored by Sara Dell’Erba, David J.Brown and Michael J.Proulx.
The Ghana Football Association has lauded Asamoah Gyan for his nomination for the 2010 Fifa Ballon d’Or.FIFA on Tuesday named Gyan in their 23-man shortlist for the 2010 World Player of the Year.The FA is hopeful that Gyan can develop and push for more laurels in his career.“Your nomination did not come to us as a surprise at all, especially after a very successful FIFA World Cup campaign in South Africa this year.“It is our belief and hope that this would urge you on to win more laurels in your career as a footballer, bearing in mind that out of the many talented footballers across the globe, you are part of the 23 nominees and also part of the three (3) footballers chosen from the English Premiership in England by FIFA,” a statement to the player said.Gyan’s performances during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa where he scored three goals to aid the Black Stars’ campaign to the quarter finals contributed to his nomination. It also came on the back of a fine season when he scored 13 goals for Stade Rennes in France and three goals for Ghana at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations.Source: Ghanafa.org
Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta must be making a quick recovery. According to a tweet from Jeff Zrebiec Pitta is back at practice.Pitta is reportedly catching passes from the JUGS machine, a machine that shoots out footballs. This is a great sign for the Ravens who waited and put Pitta on the injured reserve designated to return. Remember Pitta had a very bad hip injury in the first week of training camp.The Ravens would love to have Pitta back at full strength, he is one of Joe Flacco’s favorite targets and has some of the best hands on the team.Here is the tweet from Zrebiec. Please follow and like us:
First things first, it was announced that Disney characters like the Fab Five, characters from Disney attractions, fan favorites from movies, and more would be a part of the fun. The exterior of the cabins will feature iconic beloved Disney characters incorporated into their design, like Belle and Beast, the Haunted Mansion ghosts, Mickey and Minnie, and more. ©Disney Share This!When it was announced at the D23 Expo that the Walt Disney World Resort was getting a gondola transportation system, called the Disney Skyliner, I was a little surprised. It was a cool idea, but the questions soon started coming to my mind. Today, Disney answered some of the questions I had, as well as some additional ones.©Disney One of the destinations will be Epcot. Guests will be able to enter and exit at the International Gateway entrance located near World Showcase. The design of the Disney Skyliner station here will be inspired by the park’s nearby European Pavilions. The station will be covered with metal and glass canopies, will feature hand-painted murals and ornamental steel structures that call back to the early 18th century Art Nouveau style. Oh and let’s not forget about the views, because Guests traveling to Epcot will experience a birds-eye view of World Showcase.©Disney The main hub of the Disney Skyliner will be at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. At this station, Guests will be able to transfer gondola routes to reach their destination. This station is inspired by the open air village marketplaces of the Caribbean. It will showcase the nearby resort’s architectural detailing and color schemes.©Disney I think I love the Disney’s Hollywood Studios Skyliner station the most though because the design style will fit with that of the park’s main entrance and bus stations. Passengers traveling here can expect a new aerial perspective of the park’s iconic attractions, like The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.Over at Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Guests will share a Disney Skyliner station. Here, the station will feel whimsical and fit both resorts. Upon departing the gondola station, Skyliner passengers will ascend over Hourglass Lake and enjoy a panoramic view of these two colorful resorts.Finally, Guests will be treated to fantastic views as cabins will slow down at the Disney Skyliner turn-station along Buena Vista Drive, where guests can see the mechanical and aerial components that make up the Disney Skyliner.Are you excited about experiencing the Disney Skyliner? Stay tuned to the blog for further information!
By Paul LeckerSports ReporterKROENENWETTER – Sean McCarthy and Ryan Dieringer each scored a goal, and Will Atkinson assisted on both scores as the Marshfield Columbus Catholic soccer team wrapped up the Mid-State Soccer Conference title with a 2-0 shutout at Northland Lutheran on Thursday.The Dons finish the Mid-State season with a 10-1-1 record and improve to 12-3-3 overall. Columbus Catholic finishes its regular-season schedule Friday at home against Gresham/Bowler in a nonconference matchup. The game starts at 4:30 p.m. at Griese Park.Columbus dominated play, holding a 20-3 advantage in shots on goal and an 18-0 advantage in corner kickers.Evan Hansen had one save and Bailey Keffer had two for the Dons in goal.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com).
Source: BuaNews and MediaClubSouthAfrica.com reporter The voting process in Diepkloof Extension, Soweto, went smoothly with residents taking no longer than 15 minutes to cast their vote. Representatives of the Democratic Alliance canvassed for votes and new members outside the polling station. (Images: Ray Maota) MEDIA CONTACTS • Independent Electoral Commission +27 12 622 5700 RELATED ARTICLES • Municipal elections: fact file • SA kicks off 2011 election drive • Social media to help Nigerian poll • New political party as poll nearsSouth Africa’s local government elections went well in most parts of the country, despite a few operational glitches, and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is confident of reaching its 40% voter turnout target.The fourth poll of its kind took place throughout South Africa on 18 May 2011, with nearly 23-million citizens expected to have voted.Chief Electoral Officer Advocate Pansy Tlakula of the IEC said: “The voting went well throughout the country and was still going well in those areas where voting stations were still open.”Tlakula was speaking at the IEC’s Results Operation Centre in Pretoria, Gauteng, on election night.“Some of the operational glitches experienced at the polling stations included insufficient ballot papers, technical problems with scanners and off-the-grid power outages. About seven IEC officials, six in Limpopo and one in the Free State, were dismissed for displaying political party stickers or banners,” added Tlakula.She said although there were challenges, not one was insurmountable.The IEC is bound by law to produce the results of voting within seven days to allow political parties to object to the results if deemed necessary.Many polling stations in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and Mpumalanga stayed open long after the proposed closing time of 7pm.Tlakula said at the time: “The IEC will allow those voters who arrive in their station perimeters before 7pm to vote and no one will be denied their right to vote.”African National Congress (ANC) leader and South African President Jacob Zuma cast his vote in his hometown of Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal.Zuma said: “I am very optimistic because we have made serious advances and we will surprise many.”The Department of Home Affairs put measures in place on election day to issue temporary identity documents, making staff available on what was deemed a public holiday.There were 2 919 identity documents collected, 436 temporary identity documents issued, 16 temporary identity documents extended and 294 applications received nationwide.The South African government has expressed its gratitude for the smooth running of the elections.Government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi said: “The government expresses great satisfaction with the collective efforts of departments in ensuring the success registered thus far in rolling out the fourth democratic local government elections under the auspices and leadership of the Independent Electoral Commission.”The government also congratulated all auxiliary agencies for making sure the elections went well.“Of particular note is the prompt response by security officials in isolated places where individuals or small groups sought to be disruptive,” said Manyi. “Eskom is also congratulated for making sure no power outages occurred during the voting.”Incidents at stationsIn the Western Cape, two voters died while waiting to cast their ballots.Tlakula said: “We are sad to announce that two people died in the Western Cape, one while he was waiting to cast his vote in Tafelsig in Mitchells Plain. The other one, a lady, died outside the perimeters of the voting station in Kannaland in Ladysmith also in the Western Cape. We wish their families a speedy recovery from their loss.”The Department of Health also reported four minor incidents at polling stations.Voting at Diepkloof ExtensionVoter turnout at the Fons Luminis High School polling station was no different to past elections.Residents of Diepkloof Extension started trickling in at the polling station at 9am. The queue remained brief throughout the day, taking residents between 10 and 15 minutes to complete the entire voting process.Philani Mngomezulu, a resident, said: “I always look forward to coming and voting at our polling station as there are never long queues. I will vote for our councillor to stay on again as he has made our neighbourhood a very desirable place to live in.”IEC workers at the polling station made sure the elderly were helped first and generally ensured that things ran smoothly. Outside the station Democratic Alliance and ANC representatives canvassed for votes.Mphathisi Moloi, a resident who encouraged others to join the ANC, said: “I won’t say I went through the struggle, but I identify with the ANC because it advocates youth development and has made sure after the first democratic elections that everyone was treated the same, with no prejudice.”Police presence at the station was at a minimum with three officers manning the gates, but police patrol cars passed the station almost every 30 minutes.
Slowly I turn….step by step…inch by inch!There’s an old I love Lucy skit where that line is uttered at the beginning of a scene. It came to mind more than once during my first hours at this year’s SHRM conference. As I met with new entrants to the scene, recognizable companies and pretty much everyone in between, I realized that the field of Human Resources Technology is slowly turning, step by step, inch by inch. It may not seem recognizable at the time but it IS happening.In the past, there have been murmurings about duplicate programming, the same speakers and frustration at the basic questions attendees would ask on occasion. But this is necessary to the evolution we’re seeing now. Here is one example of how HR is slowly changing:I met with Patanjali Chary, who is redefining user experience over at Ultimate Software. As we started talking he said, “We want to make software simpler for the workforce.” I quickly interjected the point that nearly every vendor in the massive hall was saying the same thing. So what’s different about Ultimate’s recent approach to “change”? The approach. An enterprise software company hiring multiple ethnologists to really study user behavior is a big shift for HR.After all, as Chary pointed out, automobile companies have been doing the same thing for years, and eye-tracking software, another Ultimate tool to study users, has been in use by advertising agencies forever.“To understand user experience, one really has to understand more than the interface: not just fonts, colors, icons and screens. You have to understand what’s happening in that person’s life,” said Chary. Who is passing their cubicle at that moment? What does their work look like at their home office? What did they write on the sticky note that the software isn’t going to capture? THAT is user experience.”It’s a viewpoint that is long overdue in human resources, where startup after startup utters the incomprehensible “Recruiting is just BROKEN…” and proceeds to make yet another app that woos the jobseeker but ignores usability by the ultimate users: the Talent Management professional that purchases, the HR Pro who implements and facilitates the software and the end-employee who has to input information or provide updates. Ultimate is doing its level-best to create a simpler solution for the many complex problems that human resources professionals face every day.“For too long, business software forced users to alter their working styles to adjust to the way the software worked,” said Chary. “Now we’re creating software that adjusts to the way the user works.”According to Desiree Porcaro, social media strategist at Ultimate, the company goes to great lengths to test their potential workflows with the people who might use their software. Both Porcaro and Chary said they choose people who are NOT current Ultimate users to ensure the results aren’t skewed.The lengths to which the company goes to create more innovative products is laudable. But will creating products that adapt to the user promote innovation or stifle it? I asked Chary about his apparent opposing viewpoint to another software icon, Steve Jobs, he pointed out that while most people are familiar with this quote by Steve Jobs,You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new….most people forget that he also had ethnographists on staff and that design was at the center of his ethos.What do you think? Should software companies be building around their customers? Or customers learning to work with new and different types of software?To read the original blog post, please click here.
Professional advancement and building a successful loss prevention career can mean many things to many different people. For some individuals it may mean reaching a top leadership position at a particular company, perhaps serving as a director or vice president of loss prevention/asset protection. For others, it may involve gaining experience in multiple professional fields in order to establish a unique and versatile role that capitalizes on all of our various skill sets. Some aspire to be the very best at a particular skill or discipline, building a base of knowledge and expertise that sets us apart from the rest. There are those that strive to leave a professional legacy, leaving a lasting mark on the present and future of the loss prevention industry. And there are still others that simply want the recognition that comes with reaching a particular level of performance and the security that it provides.There are many different ways to evaluate our career vision and professional aspirations. But what is most important is that we find the path that fits us best. We need to fashion and follow a professional development plan that leads us forward and builds our future. Especially when involved in a profession that is evolving as quickly as retail loss prevention, career growth is essential to professional survival. Whatever our professional goals and aspirations might be; whatever skills and experiences have helped forge our personal loss prevention career path, we have to find and seize the opportunities to learn, grow, and progress.All of us throughout the loss prevention community are proud of the accomplishments of those that have worked hard and earned a new place along the loss prevention career path. Please join us in congratulating the following individuals on their recent career moves and promotions.- Sponsor – September 2016 Blue Montez was named Director of Loss Prevention at TorridJessica Lynn Martinik is now a District Loss Prevention Manager at Sephoracalandra MacGregor is now a District Loss Prevention Manager at SephoraChris Holbert was named Senior Manager of LP Operations in Distribution and Logistics at Ross Stores Click here to learn moreJeremy Henderson was promoted to Regional Loss Prevention Manager at TJX CompaniesSteve Kang, CFI was promoted to Director of Asset Protection Operations & Analytics at lululemon athletica Click here to learn moreReginald Hightower was named Senior Director, Global Security for JC PenneyKishalyn Martin was named Senior Director of Asset Protection – North for JC PenneyJason Knight was promoted to Supply Chain Regional Asset Protection Manager at Macy’sCandi Gray is now National Account Manager at Protection 1 Security SolutionsJennifer Thomason, CFI was promoted to Director of Loss Prevention- Emerging Markets at Nike Click here to learn moreJeff Bevins is now a District Manager of Investigations at MacysMark Odell was promoted to Director of Loss Prevention at Advance America Click here to learn moreRyan Cutsforth was promoted to Market Asset Protection Manager at Wal-MartJessika Gordon Fields is now a District Asset Protection Manager at Stage StoresBriana Burgess, CFI, LPC is now a District Loss Prevention Manager at MarshallsJason Guiste, LPQ was promoted to ORC Market Manager at LowesTimothy Hatten, LPC is now a Regional Loss Prevention Manager at Dollar GeneralJohn Slutz is now a Regional Loss Prevention Manager at Family DollarLisa Low was promoted to Sr. Regional Asset Protection Manager at Coach LeatherwareChad Barnhill, CFI, LPC is now a District Loss Prevention Manager at Dick’s Sporting GoodsScott Wancus is now a District Loss Prevention Manager at NAPA Auto PartsBrian Rhue was promoted to Senior Investigator CIT Western Division at The Home DepotJonathan Grogan, CFI is now a Regional Loss Prevention Manager PBM at CVS HealthCasey Wright, CFI was promoted to Director of Warehouse Operations at Eby-Brown CompanyMatt Quealy was named Zone Asset Protection Manager for Rent-A-CenterRosamaria Sostilio has been named Vice President of Loss Prevention for Barnes & Noble Click here to learn moreOscar Mejia is now a Regional Loss Prevention Manager at EquinoxSteve Womer has been promoted to Director of Network Design at Vector Security Click here to learn moreJim Kallin has a new position; Regional Loss Prevention Manager – Finish Line (Information provided by Loss Prevention Recruiters)Kathleen Avariano was promoted to Area Loss Prevention Manager at Hermès of ParisJohn Lee was promoted to Central Investigator at The Home DepotBryan Miller was promoted to Northern Division Internal Investigator at The Home DepotAldo Lopez CFI, CFE, LPC, PI is now a Regional Loss Prevention Manager at Spirit HalloweenRick Peck has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Director of Loss Prevention at Marmaxx Click here to learn moreAhmad Lightfoot has been promoted to Vice President, Loss Prevention Director at T.J.Maxx Click here to learn moreJacquelinne Aderhold, CFI has a new position; AP Team eCommerce Fraud Manager – Sears Holdings Corporation (Information provided by Loss Prevention Recruiters)Mason Willard, CFI has a new position; Regional Loss Prevention Manager – Aeropostale (Information provided by Loss Prevention Recruiters)Alex Melo has been named Director of Sales the Security Systems and Integration (SSI) division at USSMike Campbell has been named a National Account Manager for USSChad Mackiewicz was promoted to Divisional Loss Prevention Manager at AutoZoneMarlene Weber promoted to Director of Loss Prevention-Global William Sonoma (Information provided by Loss Prevention Recruiters)Bart Fuller named Director, Asset Protection at Walgreens (Information provided by Loss Prevention Recruiters)Merrissa Nacht named Director of Investigations & Compliance at Century 21 (Information provided by Loss Prevention Recruiters)Bryan O’Brien promoted to VP of LP, Banana Republic, Athleta & Intermix with Gap, Inc. (Information provided by Loss Prevention Recruiters)Michael Oren named Director, Loss Prevention & IA at Natural Markets Food Group (Information provided by Loss Prevention Recruiters)Tim Humble is now a Regional Loss Prevention Manager at Smart & FinalDavid Della Fave is now Senior Manager of Loss Prevention at Bed, Bath, & BeyondJordan Rivchun, MBA was promoted to Director of Loss Prevention at DSW Click here to learn moreJoshua Vote is now a District Manager of Assets Protection at Abercrombie & FitchJohn Goldyn has been named Loss Prevention Director – Store Operations at Ulta Beauty Stores Click here to learn moreDaniel Perkins is now a Regional Loss Prevention Manager at LP InnovationsAmye Segura Goady was promoted to Manager of Investigations at Stage StoresMatt Barnett was promoted to Regional Loss Prevention Manager at Belk To review the August “People on the Move” click here.Many of the Loss Prevention / Asset Protection career moves and promotions are reported to us by our career advisor partners. We are grateful for their collective efforts and diligence in delivering this information. If you would like to provide information pertaining to a recent promotion or career move that is not listed below, we welcome your submissions by clicking here. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
Location Portraits in Arlington, VALisa LaBruno, formerly senior vice president of retail operations, will now serve as executive vice president of retail operations as part of the Retail Industry Leaders Association’s (RILA) move to prepare the association for a rapidly changing retail industry and an ambitious public policy agenda in the new year. Brian Dodge, formerly senior executive vice president of public affairs, will now serve as RILA’s chief operating officer, and Austen Jensen, formerly vice president of government affairs, will now be RILA’s senior vice president of government affairs.In his role as COO, Dodge will oversee RILA’s public affairs, legal and compliance, human resources and administration, membership, and financial operations. As EVP of retail operations, LaBruno will lead the association’s asset protection, supply chain, and innovation communities; and as SVP of government affairs, Jensen will take a larger role in RILA’s public policy practice with an expanded portfolio of issues. The announcements reflect RILA’s commitment to leading the industry with a focus on innovation, advocacy, and education.“RILA is ready to build upon our tremendous record of success advocating and working on behalf of the nation’s leading retailers. Elevating Brian, Lisa, and Austen’s roles within our team recognizes the ambitious goals we’ve set for the organization, and we are confident that they will elevate our entire team as we tackle the industry’s priorities together,” said RILA President Sandy Kennedy.- Sponsor – As the trade association for leading retailers in the United States, RILA convenes retail’s top executives to identify emerging trends and solve for industry challenges. The association advocates for the industry’s top public policy priorities in Washington and across the country. This year, RILA celebrated the historic passage of tax reform and a US Supreme Court victory that levels the playing field for brick-and-mortar retailers. Throughout the new year, the RILA will continue to work with Congress and the Administration on promoting free and fair global trade and increased competition for their members and the industry at large.For more information, visit rila.org. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now